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NO. 143.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, AUG.   6, 1895.      $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash! Gash!
Bur ctNNor sell (-.0011!* at cost on crkdit; conskquentlv
on and after April ist I will do business on the CASH
r*j?'Xii Skimping in Weights and Measures'!
at the ,
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.20,1895.
The Best Meals bn the Coa't for 26 Cert's.
Elegantly Furnished Rooms in  Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. AH the cooking
is done by white   men.   Come   one come all, we still have
-^ Union, B, Ci -*-���'
Soda Water. Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Hi Above Store* Adjoin, Where Everything of th* Beit iB their Respective
line* will ba found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
Thomas fc Morgan
D**7*��T****rE   BLOCK
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest. Lor-ns
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. 0. Drawer 17
For Sale.���Two fine young Berkshire
bdSrs. Apply to Wm. Hitrmiston, Sand-
t-ick, P.O.
All my outstanding accounts have been
placed in lhe bunds of A.D. Williams of
Union for collection.
J.J. Cr.int.
Notice to Contractors
The time for receiving tenders for the
Nanaimo and Comox Trunk road is extended until Thursday the 8th inst.
Aug. 1,1895. S, Creech,
Gov't. Agent.
WIpetheseaeliessoMie take away th*
surface and pack t bim is a snail stone Jar.
Fill iilwut two-thirds full and usarly oover
the Irult with waler. Soaeiar sugar over
tlictu nnil bake (a a slow oven from ono to
three hours, wcanUm* to thsouudiUoa of
Uo fruit.
The British Governments Majority
- The oreat Murder cases-
Bowell passes North- Minor
With the except'op 0/ the polling in
Orkney and Shetland which was formerly represented by Sir Leonard Lyle, Liberal, the result of which js not known at
present, ihe new Jlifcisli parliament is
now complete. The division of parties is
as follows: Conservatives, 341; Liberal
Unionists, 70; total br thc government,
411; Liberals, 174; McCarthyites, 70;
Pnrnellites, 13; Labor, 2; total for the
Opposition, 259. The Government majority is 152; Conservatives majority over
all, 12. The Conservatives and Liberal
Unionists with net gain of 90 seats, will
have a majority of 152; the largest in the
memory of the preaent generation Thi
Conservatives are made independent tat
all other parties, including the Liberal
Unionists. The Aggregate vote in the
contested election in Great lirilain is as
follows: Conservatives ant! Liberal Unionists, 1,725,455; Liberals, 1,628,247;
Labor, 50,536; total 3,404,268. But as
114 of the Unionists candidate's fnr parliament were returned unopposed nn re.
liable estimate can be formed of the
electoral strength of the parties.
The trial of Durrani at San Francisco
for the murder of Blanche L.minnt and
Minnie Williams is progressiug very
slowly; so (ar only six jurors have been
secured. Probably the whole of next
week will be spent in making up the required dozen.
The Holmes'munier case is- still attracting attention all over' the -American
continent. Fresh charges are being preferred against him daily; but only one of
a delinite nature, that of tiie murder of Pitzel ��� children ot Toronto.
Thc police acknowledge a complete defeat so far, in efforts to secure direct evidence of murder against Holmes. Dozens of promising clues have been carefully investigated. Witness alter witness,
whu was confidently expected to unravel the tangled thread has been examined without result.    '1
London.���Levy, a prominent sporting
man offers to back Peter Ja<kson against
Corbett in a glove contest for $io,cco
match to come off in London in February
Ottawa.���Thos. |. Waters,excommiss-
inner of customs, who was releaeed from
Carleton county goal on account of ill-
health is in bad health now; but now
that he hns his liberty, the imprest-tun
prevails that snme startling disclosures of
the methods ofthe customs will be made.
Montreal��� Payhtirst who won the
Queen's prize at liisley will arrive here
Aug. 10th. Preparations are being made
in Montreal, Hamilton and other places
lngive.the hero of liisley a rojal welcome back to Canada.
A. J. Rowbottom of Victoria committed suicide Thursday. Last year he
tried to kill himsell but failed.
A writ fnr a new election in Cowichan
���Alberni district will be issued at an
early dale. It is probable that L. A.
Huff of Alberni will be returned without
Premier Bowell and party left Van-
couver Suhday on the str. Quadra fnr a
trip along thc northern Coast as far as the
Skeena Kiver.
The ship Raphael was wrecked off
Kodiak Island, Alaska, the early part of
last month. No lives were lost.. The
Raphael was formerly a collier on this
Colonel Gascoignc has lieen appointed
to succeed General Herbert as Commander of the Canadian militia.
Dlcphee & Moore
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc
The Grand Orange Lodge of Halifax
has re-elected Hon. N. Clsrke Wallace
as Grand Master.
Mr. S. Leiser has arranged to erect
a store building and boarding house at
Union Bay. The building will be two
storey, the boarding house of sufficient
capacity to accommodate about 80 boarders. The order for lumber is already in
the mill and work witl commence on
these buildings immediately. When
completed Mr. A. Lindsay will have
charge of tbem,
Cowik���Piercy.���At the residence of
.Mr. Joseph Mel'hee, Courtenay, on
Thursday, August 1. Mr. John Cowie of Fanny Bay and Mrs. Annie
Piercy, (widow of the late W. H.
Piercy) Rev. A, Tait officiating.
Bam.uskky���Stark.���At ihe English
church, Sandwick, on Saturday, Aug
3rd, John E. Balluskey and   Isabel!
Stark, both of Union,   Mrs   Lizzie
Richards was bridesmaid, and Mr.
Edward  Jarward best   num.   The
Rev. Mr. Willemar officiated..
At the close ofthe ceremonv the bridal
party repaired to the  residence  of  M r.
Thomas Richards, Union.   A pleasant
reception followed.   That they mav have
a prosperous life journey together is the
wish ol their  many  friends.   Mr.   and
Mrs.   Hallu-kcv nre slaying at prcrcnt
with Mr. and Mrs.  Richard*.
Services conducted bv the Pastor, Rev.
C. H. Sutherland.    .'���. ,
Class meeting loa. m. . Morning service 11. Subject��� "Forward." S. S.
Bible class 2.30 p 111. Evening service
7. Subject��� "Conversion of Paul".
Prayer 'Heeling Thursday 7.30 p.'lit, Un
ion Gospel Service Saturday 8 p. tn.
Seats free.   Strangers Welcomed.
Services next Lords dav conducted by
the Pastor, D. Mclntyre in ihe Hall,
Morning at 11. Subject���Why the
world's existence is continued. Evening
service at 7. Subject���Neglect the parent of losses. Sabbath school 2 p. in.
Pastor's Bible class 3 p. in. Prayer
meeting Wednesday evening 7.30. V. P.
S. C. E. Friday at 8 p. in, in the hall.
The annual
���OF THK���
and Industrial
Thursday, Oct. 3d.
At Courtf.nav,  B. C.
Thursday evening last the members of
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. ioj C.O.O.F.
held a special meeting in their Lodge
mom at Courtenay for the purpose of
receiving the Provincial Grand Master,
Mr. James Tagg of Victoria. As it was
the first time the Lodge has had a visit
from a Grand Officer since it started,
there was a good turn out lo welcome
him After giving a lengthy and interes-
ing address nn the origin, present condit
tion and future prospects of the
order he thoroughly instructed the members in the secrets of Oddfellowship.
The Lodge was then closed and all hands
then proceeded to thc Courienay House
where they sat down ton sumptuous feast
gotten up for them by the proprietor.
The table was fairly loaded down with
good things. After doing justice to the
supper, a number of toasts were proposed
and heartilv responded to. Then music
was called for, to which Bra Scales responded on the piano and several Bros.
sang. At the close they all joined in
singing Ault! Lang Svne.
The Dominion government Quadra on
the 2nd took away 304 tons of coal for the
light house service.
The Daisy on thc 2nd left with 154
tons of coal for C. Peabody, Victoria.
The R. Dunsmuir left on 30th ult with
2} tons of Coinns coal and 44 tons of
wash nut coal for Gillis & Rodgers, New
The sir. Dcbay is due.
The barque Richard III is due.
The Mineola is due.
The Lawn Social given in aid of Grace .
Methodist Church Wednesday evening
lasl was somewhat out of the ordinary
lioe. The grounds of Mr. L. Mounce
the locus of the aftair were admirably
adapted to the occasion, The heavens
were mostly obscured by thin clouds
which lifted occasionally 10 let in arrows
of silvery light. The moon was far down
the horizon beneath a bank of cloud
which served ns a reflector. All this enabled thc large Chinese lanterns to display
their light tn advantage. Little tables
were arranged in thc central part while
booths were stationed around the edge
of the circle, garrisoned by fair women
with attractive wares. The managers
like brainy generals, had placed near the
gate where ynu enier, in a commanding
position, a covered platform or enlarged
booth upon which a choice programme
was rendered. The merry laugh of children, thc marching tn and fro of young
couples, the little knots nf friends here and
1 here, and lhe music floating out from the
programme booth, take it ail in all, was a
sweet, enchanting scene. Under the vigorous attacks ofthe ntanv the ice cream,
berries, nnd cake rapidly disappeared,
until the eye satisfied,thc hunger appeased, we turned lo'.vard thc larger booth for
aural pleasures. First there was a lively
address by thc-Rcv. Mr. Sutherland,
briel and to the point, followed by a song
by Miss Riishwonh. She sang very acceptably, and is probably recently here as
mure than one young gentleman was
heard to enquire aliout her. Next cam e
Mr. Doran with a cornet solo adding a
pleasing variety. Then a capital recitation by Mr. Gilday. The Sunday school
class here poured their throats in unison
���a fine effect. Miss Ferguson ably
swung Indian clubs which reminded the
witty pastor of a crack over the head and
an uppeicut under thc chin, as ill tiHia
ting thc ncw woman. At this juncture
sweet robin notes fell upon the air,
charming all. ll was Miss Kdwards
singing. The trumpet nines of Dm ans
cornet appropriately closed the programme. OPERATION   FOR   IDIOCY,
Former Hamilton Doctor's Wonderful Feat in Surgery.
An operation of mote than usual interest to tiie medical fraternity was
recently performed at St. Anthony'**;
Hospital by the surgical staff, Dr. ���������
Poice conducting the operation. As
the result has been satisfactory there
has been considerable talk about .the
affair among doctors*- as the operation was a most delicate one and the
case unusual. Tin* case was that of
a child, 17 months of ago, the daughter of Mrs. ElUabeth Schamyl, of No.
IMS Arapahoe street. The child was
born in .St. Louis December :Mth, 1893,
and when it reached the age of five
months it was. noticed that it did not
develop In the head, though tlie rest
oi tlie body showed normal development. Whon the child was three
months uf age it would wake up with
nervous spells and badly frightened.
It was a healthy looking baby, and
���some of tlie St. Louis pli(y_Biclnns
thought the trouble with tbe baby
was that It was too fat.
Mrs. Schamyl came to Denver about
eight months ago, and since that tlmo
until the operation wa.s performed,
tiie chilli would wake up in a spasm
after each Bleep. Dr, Pershing had
tbe ease, and after consultation with
Dr. Boiee it wna decided that the
Skull was not growing rapidly enough
to accommodate tiio growing bruin,
and that In consequence there wa.s
pressure on the delicate organ. The
appearance of the child bore out this
theory, the head being pear shaped,
the top being that of a three months
old baby. While the rest of the head
and neck wa.s of normial size for a
child  of ite nge.
The operation decided upon was to
remove part of the top of the skull,
so us to afford the brain more room.
Two operations were necessary, one
on each side of the bead, leaving tlie
centre of the skulL undisturbed. The
first operation was performed by Dr.
Dolce on May 28th. It was entirely
successful, und Dr. Ik-ice's theory
proved correct, for upon removing the
piece of the skull cut by the trephine
the bral.i protiulcu thrcurh the opening, showing that there was (not
room for it In the skull. Tiie operation in detail, as related by one of
the doctors who attended as a witness, was as lollows:
Tbe child was first chloroformed
and tbo trephine applied to one side
of the centre of the bead, after the
scalp had been cut and removed. The
trephine removed n circular piece of
the* skull bone about three-quarters
of an Inch in diameter, and Instruments were then applied to enlarge
tbe opening, it being found necessary
to break nwny:n large amount of
the skull to make room for tiie brain.
Nearly hall' of one side of tlie skull
was removed In tlds first operation,
the scalp replaced aad stitched. There
was a noticeable improvement ia the
child after thc first operation, and in
aliout ten days it had so far recovered from the first operation that
tbe second was attempted, and a similar amount .of skull was removed
Irom the other side.
The operation was largely experimental, but tbe child has showed a
steady Improvement in health and is
much brighter than before. The physicians have strong hope that it will
ultimately recover tbe full use ofthe
brain, though it will take sometime
for the brain to expand to its normal size.
But for the operation the child, if
it bad lived, must have surely been
an idiot, though the chances wero
against life. The mother comes irom
a prolific family and the child must
have lieen healthy, but it is claimed
that it was injured at birth, the delivery being by instruments. It was
what is known to tiie profession as
a "b|ue baby," its circulation being
bad, and the slow flow of blood giving
Its skin a blue appearance, It was
eight days before it brightened, aud
eighteen days before it nursed. Up to
tho present time it.ban taken no solid
rood, living entirely upon sweetened
milk, and refusing to take any other
food. The case is an odd one, being
seldom met with, and If tlie final
result of the operation Is 'successful
the Denver physicians will have discovered thc successful treatment for
such cases.
This Is only one of a large number
of cases operated upon at St. Anthony's during the last few months,
and it is rapidly acquiring the reputation of being the leading hospital
of the west, especially In 'the treatment of female and children troubles.
Out of all the operations performed
there, and they have been almost
dally, there has not yet been a failure or loss of patient. The record Is
remarkable, and is being commented
upon by tbe physicians of the city.
The corps of physicians is one of the
strongest, and includes the best talent in each brnncn In tlie elty.
Mr. Dinks���1 met a woman to-day
that 1 thought a good deal of once.
Mrs.  Blnks���Oh, you  did?
"Yets. I used to do my very best to
please her."
"Humph I"
"I did everything I could to win
her affection."
"My goodness !"
"And at laat 1 succeeded."
* "Wiin "
"Sbe grnnted all that T ppked, and
by so doing made me tbe happiest
man alive."
"Merciful ",
"I asked her to come right up to
tlio house with mo to-day, but she
had some shopping to do, and cn-nnot
get here until supper-time."
"Mr. Binks, I am going right home
to my mother."
"Slio Isn't at home, my dear. It
was your mother thoit I met. She
gave mo you."���New Vork "Weekly.
He Wua an Lucie  of   the Toronto Twins
Charged With Murder.
New York despatch says^: Old-fashioned figure, long familiar- to tlie frequenters of the Gllselay House, and
known to everybody in It by his
nickname of "The Hermit," has vanished. For nearly IS yenrs the
squat, bowed, round-shouldered mnn,
with the downcast eyes, hook nose
and grizzled gray moustache, has
been a notable person in the hotel.
Tew of tbe many thousand men nnd
women who dally saw him there
knew that his name was Solomon
Yorely Ilyams. Few still of these
who interested themselves lu the
trial at Toronto of Henry and Dallas Hymns, for the murder of Wells,
knew that Solomon Y. Ilyams wna
an uncle of the accused. It wns this
very circumstance which drove him
from the hotel. It was through his
efforts thnt his nephews escaped im
prlsonment on the charge of fraud,
preferred ngninst them iu this city
somo years ngo, but from that time
ho haa held no communication with
After the story of tlie murder was
told and the fact of his relationship
to the brothers leaked out. Mr. Ilyams kept to his room. "Kvery time
I see a man who knows me," he remarked, "1 fear he will say something about the ease, and that cuts
me to the heart.*'
When the Toronto Jury disagreed
and tho suspense wii* for tbe time
over, Mr. Hynms sought out a refutrc.
The gout from which he had suffered
crippled him. His physician suggested
Hot Springs, nnd thither he went
on Friday last. No one in the hotel
believes thnt he will never come back,
Mr. Hynms had earned tlie pseudonym of "The Hermit" from the fact
that except for a former visit to
Hot Springs, about ten yenrs ngo,
he had never been known to go outside of the hotel. His brother, father
of Henry nnd Dallas Hynms, kept the
St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans.
Solomon Y. Hynms is about 55 yenrs
of age and is very wealthy.
Head quarter-* of the Famous Outlaw I>1��-
coveretl on an Ohio Inland.
Defiance despatch says: Discovery
lias been made of the cave tomb of
Simon Glrty, the famous outlaw,
whose body lies at the entrance to a
farm lane near Sandwich, Ont.
Last week TV. H. Kerann set a number of men to work to muke an excavation for a cellar on one of the
islands in the Ohio river. The men
hnd almost completed their work
when tlie ground on which they were
���standing gave wnflr*, and they were
precipitated Into a cavern some 20
feet deep and about 50 feet at its
greatest length. James Ferguson, one
of the laborers, received a fractured
arm from his fall, but the others os-
enped uninjured.
As soon ns the men hud recovered
from their astonishment thoy set
nbont to explore. Tliey found the
walls of the room were lined with
cedar logs, which were still in a fair
state of preservation. In ono corner
or the room they found nineteen skeletons, which, from the contour of the
skulls, aro sa-jd to be Indians, with
several of the white race.
Besides these bones, which were badly decayed, they found arrow-heads,
spenr-hends, tomahawks and tho remains of a dozen or more musketto.
There wero also various pieces of
furniture, a broken spinning-wheel,
and many pieces of broken earthenware.
A young man, in an outing shirt and
straw hat, was wheeling a baby carriage back and forth along the pavement In front of a certain flat in
Brooklyn. The hot afternoon sun
poured pitilessly down upon him and
lie was as angry as any man In the
"My dear,"; came a voice from tbe
upper window or the house.
"���You go to thunder**'* he shrieked
back. "Let me alone, can't year.'" and
lie went ou wheeling and mopping his
An hour later the same voice camo
from tbe same window in , earnest
pleading tones;:
"(George- dear C
"Well* what in the deuce do you
want?" ho shouted. "Hnve tho
water pipes burst V"
"''No, George* dear.'" wailed tho
voice ; " the water pipes are all right,
bat you ve been wheeling Lottie's doll
all the afternoon, Hadn't you better let baby bave a turn now,'.'"
This was hist week, but George is
still in the hospital pending an examination as to his sanity.
An Ingenious dress suspender bus
Just been patented, it Is very sbnply
contrived, ami consists of two pieces
of metal, resembling gigantic hairpins*
joined lu the centre with a strong
spring. Eaoh end of tbo contrivance
is stitched to the dress lining, and by
a single movement of the hand the
skirt can be elevated and secured safe
from mud and dust.
Adam���I hnvo to go out for a
while tonight, Eve, ami if 1 find
that snake banging around when 1
come back I'll get a divorce.
Eve���There's one tiling tbat you
can't do, Adam.
Adam���"What's that?
Eve���You can't send me back to my
The censor had chargo of Roman
morals, nnd wns always kept busy.
Tliere were two censors, and their
office was held sacred and regarded
as superior to all others save tbo
dictatorship. It was a part of thoir
duty to preserve a register of the
citizens nnd their property, nnd they
acted partly as superintendents of
tho census, partly as assessors.
The Cares Incident to Commercial
Life Enumerated,
Limited Capital One nf the Causes of Noii-
SueeeBs��� A Warning *��B**l"Ht Speculation���The Bus hi en* Mail's l>��ty to Ills
Home and 11 .*- God.
New York, July 7.���In his sermon for
to-day, Dr. Talmage, wbo is still absent on bis western lecturing tour.Qhose
a subject of universal interest, namely,
Business Troubles, the text selected being Ezekiel xxv 11., 24; "These were the
merchants In nil sorts ot things."
We are at the aunt* of ret anting national prosperity. Tlie coming uops,
tbe re-establishment of puotie confidence, and, above all- the hlessmg of
Gud, will turn in upon all sections of
America the wildest, greatest prosperity this country bus ever seen. But
that door of successes Is not yet fully
open, nud thousands of business men
are yet suffering from the distressing
times through which we have been
Some of the bost men in ihe land
have faltered; men whose hearts arc
enlisted in every good work, and whose
hands have blessed every great charity. The church of God can afford to
extend to them her sympathies, nnd
plead before heaven with all-availing
prayer. The schools such men hava
established, the' churches they have
built, the asylums and beneficent institutions they have fostered, will bo their
eulogy long after their banking institutions are forgotten. Such men can
never fall, They have their treasures
in banks that never break, and will be
millionaires forever. But 1 thought it
would be appropriate to-day,and useful,
for me to talk about the trials and
temptations of our business men, anl
try to offer some curative prescriptions.
In the first place, I have to remark
that a great many of our business men
feel ruinous trials and temptations coming to them from small and limited capital in business. It Is everywhere understood that it takes now three or
four times as much to do business well
as once It did. Once, a few hundred dollars were turned inio goods���the merchant would be his own store-sweeper,
his own salesman, bis own bookkeeper;
he would manage all the affairs himself, and everything would be net profit. Wonderful changes have come ;
costly apparatus, extensive advertising,
exorbitant store rents, heavy taxation,
expensive agencies are only parts of tne
demand made upon our commercial
men; and when they have found themselves in such circumstances with small
capital, they have sometimes been
tempted to run against the rocks of
moral and financial destruction. This
temptation of limited capital has ruined men in two ways. Sometimes they
have shrunk down under the temptation. They have yielded the battle before the first shot wns fired, At tbe
first bard dun tbey surrendered. Their
knees knocked together at the fall of
tbe auctioneer's hammer. Tbey blanched at the financial peril. Tbey did not
understand tbat there is such a thing
ns heroism in merchandise, and that
there are Waterloos of the counter, and
that a man can fight no braver battle
with a sword than he can with tlie
yard-stick. Their souls melted in them
because sugars were up when they
wanted to buy, and down when they
wanted to sell, and unsaleable goods
were on the shelf, and bad debts in
their ledger. The gloom of their countenances overshadowed even their dry
goods and groceries. Despondency,
coming from limited capital, blasted
them. Others have felt It in a different way. They have said: "Here 1
have been trudging along. I have beon
trying to be honest all these years. I
find It is of no use. Now, it is make
or break." The small craft that could
have stood the stream is put out beyond the light-house, on the groat sea
of speculation. He borrows a few
thousand dollars from friends wlio
dare not refuse bim, and he goes bartering on a large scale. He reasons in
this way: "Perhaps I may succeed,
and If I don't I will be no worse off than
1 am now, for a hundred thousand dollars taken from nothing, nothing remains." Stocks are the dice with
which he gambles. He bougnt for a
few dollars vast tracts of western land.
Some man ot tbe east, living on a fat
homestead, meets this gambler of fortune, and is persuaded to trade off bis
estate for lots in a western city with
large avenues, and costly palaces, nnd
lake steamers smoking at the wharves,
and rail trains coming down with
lightning speed from every direction.
There it Is all bn paper! The city has
never been built, nor the railroads constructed, but everything points tbat
way, and tbe thing will be done as sure
as you live. Well, the man goes on,
stopping nt no fraud or outrage. In
his splendid equipage he dashes past,
while tbe honest laborer looks up, and
wipes tbe sweat from* his brow, and
Bays, "I wonder where thnt man got
all ids money." After a while the bubble bursts. Creditors rush in. The,
law clutches, but finds nothing In Its
grnsp. The men wlio were swindled
Bay! "I don't know how I could have
ever been deceived by that man;" and
the pictorials, In bnndsonio wood- *.ts,
set forth the hero who In ten years had
genius enough to fall for $150,000!
And that Is the process by which
many have boen tempted through
limitation of capital to rush Into labyrinths from which they could not be
extricated. I would not want to chain
honest enterprise. I would not want to
block up any of the avenues of honest
accumulation that open before young
men. On the contrary, I would like to
cheer tbem on, and rejoice when they
reach the goal; but when there are
such multitudes of men going to ruin
for this life and the life that Is to
come through wrong notions of what
are lawful spheres of enterprise, it Is
the duty of the church of God, and the
ministers of religion, and the friends of
all young men, to utter a plain, emphatic, unmistakable protest. These
are the influences that drown men In
destruction and perdition.
Again; A great many of our business
men are tempted to over-anxiety and
care. You know that nearly all commercial businesses are overdone In this
day. Smitten with the love of quick
gain, our cities are crowded with men
resolved to be rich at all hazards.
They do not care how money comes,
if it only comes. Our best merchants
are thrown into competition with men
of more moans and less conscience, and
if an opportunity of accumulation  be
neglected one hour, some one else picks
it up. From January to December the
struggle goes on. Night gives no quiet
to limbs tossing in restlessness, nor to
a brain that will not stop thinking. The
dreams are harrowed in imaginary
loss, and flushed with imaginary gains.
Even the Sabbath cannot dam back tbe
tide of anxiety; for this wave of world-
llness dashes clear over the churches,
and leaves Its foam on Bibles and
prayer books. Men who are living on
salaries, or by the cultivation of the
soil, cannot understand the wear and
tear of the body and mind to which
our merchants are subjected, when tbey
do not know but that their livelihood
and their business honor are dependent upon the uncertainties of the next
hour. This excitement of the brain,
this corroding care of the heart, this
strain of effort that exhausts the spirit,
sends a great many of our best men,
in middle-life, into tiie grave. Their
life dashed out against money sates.
They go with their store on their
backs. They trudge like camels, sweating, from Aleppo to Damascus. Tbey
make their life a crucifixion. Standing
behind desks and counters, banished
from the fresh air, weighed down by
carking cares, they are so many suicides. Ob! I wish I could to-day rub
out some of these lines of care; that I
could lift some of the burdens from tbe
heart; that I could give relaxation to
some of these worn muscles. It is time
for you to begin-to take It a little easier, Do your best, and then trust God
for the rest. Do not fret. God manages
all the affairs of your life, and he manages them for the best. Consider tbe
lilies���they always have robes. Behold
the fowls of the air���tbey always have
nests. Take a long breath. Bethink,
betimes, thait God did not make you
for a pack-horse. Dig yourselves out
from among the hogsheads and tbe
shelves, and in the light of tbe holy
Sabbath day resolve that you will give
to tbe winds your fears, and your fret-
fulness, and your distresses. You
brought nothing into tbe world, and it
Is very certain you can carry nothing
out. Having food and raiment, be
therewith content. The merchant came
home from the store. There has been
a great disaster there. He opened the
front door and said, In the midst of his
family circle: "I am ruined. Everything Is gone. I am ruined." His wife
said: "I am left;"* and the little child
threw.up its hands and said: "Papa, I
am here.". The aged grandmother, seated in the room, said: "Then you have
all the promises of God beside, John."
And he burst into tears and said: "God
forgive me, that I have been so ungrateful. I find I have a great many
things left.   God forgive me."
Again I remark, that many of our
business men are tempted to neglect
their home duties. How often it Is
that tbe store and the home seem to
clash, but there ought not to be any
collision. It is often the case that
the father is the more treasurer of
tbe family, a sort of agent to see that
tbey have dry goods and groceries.
The work of family government he
doos not touch. Once or twice In a
year he calls the children up on a
Sabbath afternoon, when he has a
half hour he does not exactly know
what to do with, and in that half hour
he disciplines the children, and chides
them and corrects their -faults, nnd
gives tbem a great deal of good advice, and then wonders all the rest
of tbe yoar that his children do not
do better, when they have the wonderful advantage of that semi-annual
The family table, which ought to
be tbe place for pleasant discussion
and cheerfulness, often becomes the
place nf perilous expedition. If there
be any blessing usked at all, it Is cut
off at both ends, and with the hand
on the carving knife. He counts on
his fingers, making estimates In the
Interstices of the repast. The work
done, the hat goes to the head, and
be stares down the street, and before
the family have arisen from the table
bo has bound up another bundle of
goods, and says to tbe customer: "Anything more I can do for you to-day
sir?" A man has more responsibilities than those which are discharged
by putting competent instructors over
his children, and giving them a drawing-master and a music-teacher. The
physical culture of the child will not
be attended to unless the father looks
to it. He must sometimes lose his
dignity. He must unlimber his joinls.
He must sometimes lead them out to
their sports and games. The parent
who cannot forget the severe duties
of life sometimes, to fly the kite, and
trundle the hoop, and chase the ball,
and jump tho rope with his children,
ought never to have been tempted
out of a crusty and unredeemable solitariness. If you want to keep your
children away from places of sin, you
can only do it by making your home
attractive. You may preach sermons,
and advocate reforms, and denounce
wickedness, and yet your children
will be captivated by the glittering
saloon of sin, unless you can make
your home a brighter place than any
other place on earth to them. Oh!
gather all charms into your house.
If you can afford It, bring books, and
pictures, and cheerful entertainments
to the household. But, above all,
teach those childron, not by half nn
hour twice a year on the Sabbath
day, but day after day; nnd every
day teach them tbat religion is a
great gladness, that It throws chains
of gold about the neck, that it takes
no spring from the foot, no blttheness
from the heart, no sparkle from the
eye, no ring from the laughter, but
that "hor ways aro ways of pleasantness, and all hor paths aro peace."
I sympathize with the work being
done In many of our cities, by which
beautiful rooms are set apart by our
Young Men's Christian associations,
and I pray God to prosper them In
all things. But I tell you there Is
something back of that and before
that. We-need more happy, consecrated, cheerful, Christian homes
Again I remark, that a great many
of our business men are tempted to
put the attainment of money above
the value of the soul. It Is a grand
thing to have plenty of money. The
more you get of It the better, If it
comes honestly and goes usefully.
For the lack of It, sickness dies without medicine,-and hunger finds its
coflln in the empty bread tray, and
nakedness shivers for lack of clothes
and fire. When I hear a man In canting tirade against money���a Christian
man���as though it had no possible
use on earth, and ho had no interest
In It at all, I come almost to think
that tho heaven that would be appropriate for him would be an everlasting poor-house. While, my friends,
wo do admit that there is such a
thing as the lawful use of money���a
profitable use of money���let us recognize also the fact tbat money cannot
satisfy a man's soul, that It cannot
glitter in the dark valley, that it can-
no pay our fare across he Jordan of
death, that It cannot unlock the gate
of heaven. There are men In all occupations who seem to act as though
they thought that a pack'of bonds
and mortgages could be traded off
for a title to heaven, as though gold
would be a lawful tender in that place
where it Is so common that they make
pavements out of it. Salvation by
Christ is the only salvation.. Treasures in heaven are the only incorruptible treasures.
Have you ever ciphered out in- the
rule of Lobs and Gain the sum: "What
shall it profit a man if he gain the
whole world and lose his own soulV"
However fine your apparel, the Winds
of death will flutter it like rags. Homespun and a threadbare coat have sometimes boen the shadow of coming robes
made white in the blood of the Lamb.
The pearl of groat price Is worth more
tlm n any gem you can bring from the
ocean, than Australian or Brazilian
mines strung in one earcanet. Seek
aftor God; find hts righteousness, and
all shall be well here; all shall be well
Some of you remember the shipwreck
of the Central America. That noble
steamer had, I think, about five hundred passengers aboard. Suddenly the
storm came, and the surges trampled
the decks and swung Into the hatches,
and there went up a hundred-voiced
death shriek. The foam on the jaw of
the wave. The pitching of the steamer as though it were leaping a mountain. Tbe dismal flare of the signal
rockets. The long cough of the steam
pipes. The hiss of extinguished furnaces. The walking of God on the
wave! The steamer went not down
without a struggle. As the passengers
stationed themselves In rows to bale
out the vessel, hark to the thump of
tbe buckets, as men unused to toil,
with blistered hands and strained muscle, tug for their lives. There Is a sail
seen against the sky. The flash of the
distress gun is noticed. Its voice
heard not, for It Is choked In the louder booming of the sea. A few passengers escaped; but the steamer gave
one great lurch, and was gone! So
there are some men who sail on prosperously In life. All's well; alls well,
But at last some financial disaster
comes; a euroclydop. Down they go;
the bottom of the commercial sea is
strewn with shattered hulks. But because your property goes, do not let
your soul go. Though all else perish,
save that; for I have to tell you of a
more stupendous shipwreck than that
which I just mentioned. God launched
the world six thousand years ago. It
has been going on under freight of
mountains and Immortals; but one day
it will stagger at the cry of fire. The
timbers of rock will burn, the mountains flame like masts, and tbe clouds
like sails in tbe judgment hurricane.
Then God shall take the passengers
off the deck, and from the berths
those who have long been asleep in
Jesus, and He will set them far beyond
the reach of storm and peril. But how
many shall go down will never be
known, until It shall be announred
une day In heaven; the shipwreck of a
world! So many millions saved! So
many millions drowned! Ob! my dear
hearers, whatever you lose, though
your houses go, though your lands go,
though all your earthly possessions
perish, may God Almighty, through
the blood of the everlasting covenant,
save all your souls.
Ile "Uiiider-'il a Voting   <.lrl   Wild  ll**|Mil*-��*u
A New York despatch says : One of
tho most s'hocktng and cold-blooded
murders thnt ever disgraced North
New York wns committed Inst night
at Chapel Hill, west of ILowvllle,
Lewis county, and thirty-five miles
from this city. Tho victims of tho
cowardly assassla are 16-year-old
pretty Minnie Ingersoll, who lived
with her brother, Eugene Ingersoll,
nnd Nicholas 1\ Strife, an old man
from Indian Kiver, who waa a farm
hand hi Ingersoll s employ. The murderer is John Hoch, aged 30 yeurs,
who was convicted of attempting to
murder a fi'oung man in Denmark,
Lewis county, several years ago, and
who was sentenced to heven years
at Auburn.
Two yours ngo ho received an absolute pardon from Governor Flower,
aud since has lived in various parts
of Lewis county. He. met Miss Ingersoll tliis spring, and became ln-
fatuated with her, but his attentions
were not encouraged by tlie girl, und
sho would not permit him an uudl-
enco with her. On Wednesday morning he drove from Lowville to Chapel
Hull but tho girl's brother -Eugene
ordered him away, and he drove to
his half-sister's home for dinner.
Driving back to Lowville he bought
a Winchester rifle nnd 45 calibre cartridges. Late la tho evenlug Hoch
sneaked Into tho Ingersoll barn, and
wheu Miss Ingersoll passed with u
pall of milk ho fired, the ball lodging
iu her henrt.     Sho felt dead.
Strife wiih following tho girl with
a pail or milk, and the murderer fired
the second time, Lhe bull entering
Strifo's left side. Strife ran in terror, nnd alarmed tho household. Hoch
made for tho woods aud escaped.
At 3 o'clock this -morning tho sheriff found Hoch hiding at a farm
house. lie hnd told Georgo Graves,
tho owner, tiio story of tho crime,
���threatening" Heath to him If they
snid a word. He showed fight to
tiio officers, but finding resistance
useless, he put a revolver to his head
nnd fired, fracturing his skull. Strife
may die. It Is expected Hoch will
A genial professor once remarked to
his students: "Smoke away, gentlemen ; It does not annoy me In the
least. I look upon tobacco In the
same light as on hay* r I don't eat It
myself, but I like to see others enjoy
It.'* Tliere is a neatly-veiled hint behind the professors seemingly affable
observation; that In his opinion tho
youths were merely making beasts of
themselves in indulging In this seductive habit.���Cambrdge Journal.
If it isn't too hot, It's too cool,
If It Isn't too cool its too hot.
Wo grumble and growl, be the   days
fair or foul���
Oh, we're a dissatisfied lot! THE WEEKLY  NEWS, AUG. 6,   189*
lli-metallism is gaining ground in Eng.
The Alberni Cowichan election has
been .lectured void.
The new collier whaleback Progressist
loaded at Departure Hay.
Mr. Simon Leiser, proprietor of thc
mammoth store, was up by  the last boat.
Juneau, Alaska, has now a population
about the size of Union and is greatly
'���'uk Sai.k.���Two fine young Berkshire
boars. Apply to Win. Harnust.in, Sandwick, P.O.
Messrs R.ichc and Johnson are doing
nell organizing a camp of Woodsmen in
spring medicines lor cleansing
Che system ana blood ac Plmbury's
���J. W. Hell, foreman of A. Haslam s
sawmill has been appointed official log
scaler tor Vancouver Island.
I. McKim, the merchant, has a splendid slock of ladies and gems shoes���J.
D. King's in.iiiin.iC uiv.
Thos. Cliffe & Co. are the contractors
lor lhe erection uf the now stole and
boarding house ut Union Hay.
Mr. H. |. Williams, of I'urdv & Williams of the Queen City, paid Union a
visit last Weuii.-sdiiv and Thursday.
Mt. A. I). Williams was among the
passungers to Nanaimo on the Joan Fri
day morning���expected back to-morrow.
The trial of the libel suit, ex Warden
t-'ilzsiininuns vs. Westminster Columbian
has been set for October :8th at Vancouver.
Mr. Geo. Phillips, tlie inventer of the
famotM grate heater and venci aior, was
here a couple of days last week to introduce his patent.
Mr. J. 1*. Hale, formerly in charge nf
- Stevenson & Co's branch store   here   is
back from his irip to  Ktis-lai.c! and the
Kootenay country.
Hurry Martin has been awarded thc
contract lor slashing' both sides of tin
Union railway 125 feet wide, trom Trent
Kiver to the wharf.
A local appears in the Free Press of
July ptli to the eff-ct that information
has been received thai Kichard Carter
had gwne to Kngland.
The crops in B.C. this year will be un
Usually large, in tliis district lhey will
be lar��;e except upon the Uplands where
the drouth has affected them.
Norman M, liecr ot Heer llros, buihl
cis, Vtcioiia ariived on the Joan Wednesday and remained over this week with
lhe intention ol going into business hert.
Mr. C. II. Ilea vor-Potts came up on
Wednesday and returned on Friday
morning, His law partner, C. H. Darker, ��ill lie up to-morrow for two weeks
Foi sai.k.- A pair of heavy three year
old mares, wall broke; have been working
all spring on farm. En.y lerms ifrequir
ed. Applv to (ieo. A. Heatherbell, Horn
by island.
F. C K iper, veterinary surgeon and
inspector of slock, came up Wednesday
and is looking through the district. Hi-
visil is official and certainly of interest 10
tlie farmers ard stackmeu.
Get your guns and rifles fixed
belore cue season is in. Ander
son cttn do IC nea. ly.
Thc Nanaimo City Council has officially determined that lhe Comnx Medic-
���nil water is a little sally. If they had
found it a little "whiskey it would we
suppose, have been more to lheir taste.
Steam Yachi "Vachie''. 10 tons register.
S lie tu lake place on 19th Aug. al the
II. C. Co's wharf, Vancouver.
For further particulars apply to Nixon,
Deninin Island.
The li. C. Commercial Journal says
tlie general store business atWestminstei.
formerly carried on by Chas. McDonough
h is been acquired by Simon Leiser and
will ia future he conducted undei the
style of thc Fraser Kiver Trading Co,
Mr- R I'. Edwards has been noiiced
upon the streets laielv (looking proud
and happy) as the escort of two handsome young ladies. An inquiry elecitcd
the f\ct that lhe ladies were his daughters, on a visit here. They are both
school leachers���one from Wellington
and thc other from Nanaimo.
A steam vnchl for H.C Nixon, Denman island, is being constructed a
Brown's ship yards on False Creek.
It wil1 havi* engines and boilers of 6*
horse power built by the B.C. Iron Works
and will be capable of making 1* miles
an hour. The yacht will be 55 feet long
ami her interior fittings will be of cedar.
���Vancouver World.
Cash subscribtions received so far
as follows:
Sam Davis, S10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $5; W. Roy, $<; Dr. Lawrence, $5; L Mounce $5; J. McKim &
Sons; $2.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. Pimbu
ry & Co. 2.50; 0. II. Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $1; R. Sau- I 	
Cash/ii-0, "' ^""'^   lh0S" H��rn'$I I Now READY F0R THh: RECEI,"o** ok
This list will be kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good work.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Cn iijriiilicraa;. ���
lT.fi.lT.fi.IMO,    B.   C
(iUKsrs.   First class accommodai ion
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public.        Conveyancer
Accountant Estate Agent
Private tuition.
Offleo over McPhee Sc Moore's store.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
By the month, $25.
By the  week,   $8
Single meals, 26 cts.
Tickets tor   21    meals,  $5C0
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full Line of Even th
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  ar.d   nur
C e I c h r a r e d
Offlco ltooni 2, McPhoo St. Moore B'ul't' ami nt
I', o. OIIAWKII  18.
f\* Par e
vncrciT, rs c.
Nanaimo Saw Mill,
-AND-   '
Sasli and Door
(P. 0. Drawer 30.   Tolojilione Call, 1-9)
U3!�� A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows aiid Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and nil kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
we keep
Second Hand
We corduct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including**
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalscmining
and  Decorating.
AH orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
Grant & McGrego.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Saisnparatln, Champogno Cidor, Iron Phosphates and Syrupa.
Bottler  of Different  Brant's  of   Lagor Beer,   Stem**, Beer and Porter
iigent for the Union Brewory Company.
My ranch of t(x> acres, one mile fiom
Coniox Hay. It has a good house, bam,
chicken hnuse. and 20 acres of cultivated
land, all in good condition.
J. W. McKenzie, Courtenay
I have moved into my new shop on
First St next to the Customs off.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
allkinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes,   (live mc a call.
Nelson Parks.
Conrtenay, 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 my tempory absence from the district
WA. Mathewson, Assignee.
.   Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be a
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Pro*
T7J*T102T B.  C
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
9     9 %     m\
This Hotel is fitted up with
a degree of Elegance and
regard to Comftrt and Convenience hitherto unknown
oui.-.ide of the large cities.
h   t-        t   i
TjTQ,TIO~j~ ���*��� + + + -
Table Unsurpassed
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���crerioasr, ���. c.
0 I o I
and '���--
and Livery
CO~~&���~)"rj>A~-f B.O.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Bone,  .',
I presume wo have used over
ono  hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure   for Consumption  in  my
am   continually   advising' others
Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���'W. C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-,
plaints.���E. Shorey, PoBtmastor, ���
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
Turning j
Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.O.
o-TTisrsi       C3-Uisr*��l
My Stock for 1805 is now arriving
be the largest in the Province.
ind  when complete
Empire P. and P, Co,
A. C. Theobald. Manager.
P. 0. Box 151.
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole Agents for
White Enamel
and   Gold
o j o j n I o !
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, *B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures ancl Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Winchester and Marlin Rifles
in every calibre made.
Greener, Tisdall, VV. Richard?
.md   Clabrough .Shot   Cunt.
Reloading 'ools, Game bags,
Cartridges, Powder and Shot.
Full Catalogue  now out.
TISDALL,  Vancouver.
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridjiefi in Comox district (aster than a
walk, will be prosecuted .according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Persons usir.tf the mules antl horses of
the Union Colliery j Co. without  permission will be prosecuted according lo law.
F.D. Little, Supt.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baston Street      ���    Ninaiao B. 0.
Manufactures tbe finest cigars ind
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI
clk for the same money
tmmm AGRicuLTna:.
The value of the olover tield Is
largely lost when pastured too late
lu the fall or too early tn tha spring.
It is a good rule never to turn on
clover after frost, nor until It begins to show heads forming. Thus
treated, it will make a much heavier
growth of roota  and taps.
A Wisconsin man sold $-13 worth
of butter (at 20 cents a pound) from
an acre of cornfodder after the corn
was husked out. The farmer cannot afford to pasture his cornfield. It
sliunld he economically fed aud the
manure saved and returned to the
land. It is positively worth almost
as  much  us   tho grain crop.
Not ono fanner la five hundred
keeps a satisfactory system of books.
He does not know just how he stands
this year as compared with lust.
Tliere should he u strict account ol'
income and expenses, aud an Inventory every year, and kept as conscientiously as does the merchant
If one desires a. clean, long-lived,
prolific meadow, all stock should he
kept oft and then moved twice a
year, if necessary. A good timothy
meadow may he -easily ruined by
tramping when wet, and by tramping and grazing after harvest.
A good sugar bush should net 60
.a.,*.,. n  t-.r,��  nminallv.      This    should
of stock which enjoys Immunity Irom
disease, or which makes a fine show
oi thrift with a minimum amuuut uf
food. Disease in eattlo is a thiugnve
know very Uttle about, and, as for
feed, wo 'are looking for tlie animal
Which can stow away the most oi it.
It is* well to always mis u little
chopped hay, 8ltrn,W or corn fodder
witu ground feed. This gives the
finer tood proper bulk, and keeps it
from packing in the animal's stomach.
It also adds variety to the ration.
There is excellent food for stock in
wheat, cut green, while the grain is
soft, and at recent prices pays better for milch cows aud other cattle,
horses, and sheep than to thresh
the grain.
The quantity of corn'oddor is almost
unlimited, but it Is Criminal to waste
any of it, a.s has been tho woful fashion. Cut up, shredded aud baled, it
keeps green aud wweet, and Is a
rich, nutritious fooi\; It, in its shape,
promises to be an important Item of
tood in the future.
Bermuda grass is the best for grazing, which enn be found lu the south,
It is not as good as clover for milk
and butter, but for tattooing purposes it lias no superior.
It is estimated that the ration
which makes ono pound of steer meat
beef will also mako oue pound of
butter or two of ehoese. This U
a thought worthy of conBlderaton by
those farmers who aro anxious to get
a better profit out of their livo stuck.
The more general uso of high grade
The Harrow Escape of a Well-Known
HewMrgli Man.
ISSUE NO. 30  1896.
In replying to any of theae adrer-Hu
meata, please mention this paper.
rue muit; -guueiui twu v. *.*a., r	
ad pure bred stock is solving   [the
' "em of successful beet production
cents a tree annually. This should
draw our attention to unused maples,
and it should also lead to a consideration of the question whether it
will not pay to plant out maple
groves for the purpose of sugar production, tn the proper latitudes���for
our descendants, if not for ourselves
Surface cultivation ot corn is reported by one of our foremost corn-
growers to give 10 bushels an acre
over and above the amount produced by the old-fashioned deep cultivation. Ko one questions now Imt
that It Is always a mistake to break
or interfere with thc corn roots at
any  period  in  their  growth.
The dry weather has pretty welt
sidetracked the good roads question,
imt such weather will not last al-
waiya, Heavy loads of grain from
country tu town over bottomless
roads will again be the order of the
duly. Like children, unable to keep
more than one subject in hnnd at
once, it will then be proper time1 for
us to take up the thread of the good
road movement again.
Tlie country boy is surrounded by
healthful influences. He is not naturally better nor more morally inclined,
bnt he is freer from degrading vices.
This must account for thc evidences of
superior excellence in the country bred
boy,  and account for many achievements in tlie world trom this claiss.
The time has come when the farmer
must mix brains with Ids soil or fall
in the rear.     The element of uncertainty ts a great factor, and he must
strive  to outwit it.     Farmers have
followed many vagaries, and in many
regions have had a foolish contempt
for education and scientific theories,
but the working out of tliese theories
and   discoveries is our  salvation today.
In this country tt seems almost the
sacred duty of most horsemen to oppose the breeding of anything but
sporting horses as something beneath
our' dignity as a nation, while in
. Kuropcau countries the industrial
liorse is the chief production. The
present avalanche has left us wtth
millions of useless small animals, wtth
not enough drafters to do the business of the cities.
Too  much feed is often wasted ou
idle  horses.   The hard worker needs
much more nutritious food to koep up
wear and tear of  body and  muscle.
Ko formula can take the place of the '
judgment a man should exorcise, for
lie  should  watch  tlie  digestion,  the
appetite  and  the  general    condition
from day to day.   The ma-ster's eye
is worth moro than all othor guides.
Australia    is    overrun with  small
horser. like ihi�� country, nnd *Uhey are
looking toward to legislation whicli
will  require    registration lor and a
tax upon all stallions.     This would
discourage   the    breeding  from    the
poorer    classes  of    mures,  for they
would not care to pay for a    high
grade sire.       Tlie license would rid
.  the country ot defective and unsound
stallions.        Farmers    of  the    right
stump would welcome such a law in
this  country,   no   doubt.
A '" pretty good" horso has seldom been as cheap as now. He must
either run, trot, jump or pull in the
top notch, or he will bring but a
song; but there is no need to worry.
The horse is not going to become
extinct, by any means. As the
times Improve more people are going to ride ntujL drive than ever, and
commerce demand more than we can
City tenm--ters w ill not buy ranch
bred horses from wild mares, (or they
never m.*ik,o good work horses; whatever the sire may be, they partake of
the wihl, crazy nature of the dam,
even though they sometimes acquire
[orms of  rare beauty.
Good draft and coacii norses must
be reared upon farms where handling
���and .feeding develop the better class
of horses, ami where good mares,
either high grades or pure draft
maros, nre available to breed to pure
draft stallions. Tho Western ranches
afford no'competition to draft and
coach horse breeding.
As vaccine is produced from heifers,
Hi) is antitoxine' obtained blm-Ugh -iho
medium of thc lmrse. lie is Inoculated and his-blood used to kill the
bacteria germ. This makea no little demand for horses, and helps to
relieve the glut; and he is a happy
horse who has Imt to stand and eat
and drink and be bled for the good
of mankind,
;   . . CATTLE.
That breeder Is fishing for suckers
who assures you that he lias a kind
problem wi -���u-.^gi*^. ..^~. , . .
these times, when thoro is no profit
at all iu the old scrubs. Let not ���the
farmer got it into his head that thia
fine stock breeding is above ordinary
larai management, for it is not so.
It is the business of breeders of dairy
cattle to breed and food aud otherwise caro for the physical comforts
of the animals subjected (to their
oversight iu such a way as to maintain (i sound constitution of the
body. To fail here Is to fail all
around. It stands breeders in hand
to bo oa tlie alert lor uny weaknesses
of this  nature.
It is at (the instigation of the
French and Herman breeders aud
farmers that their Governments have
temporarily prohibited the acceptance
of American cattle. Next, as tlio price
of meats got too high, we shall hoar
tho towns aud cities clamor for our
cheaper meat, <tnd our livo cattle will
agaiu be exported. Meanwhile the
export of preserved meats is rapildy
It is not strange that prices advance, for the great surplus of cattle
is now marketed, and the short supply is apparent everywhere. Farmers
should look now to the breeding of a
better class of stock, for these always
command double the price of the common. The consumer of this age will
put up witli nothing but the bost.
IsKescut-u alter dochm
(From the Nnpnnee Beaver.)
In the ple^aat Uttle village otN^*;
^..ontn-Btivui,;-     ~
seven milea from MU  �����'
ij. H. Moore aud laniliy.    ���W "���
tire .section, bavins beeu n��-
NewburSh for  years. Wggg, JS
Moore bas undergoeatWtW >
ness, nud bis reswrtatiou w .
was the 41,11- Of ^ _{%_$,
iiuiny even iu * 1'-" ��� ,ls tll,lt
heard of it, and tbe u mit av
Tbe Beaver reporter wm l�� ��<�� \.
make an Investgallon into^'*�����������
ter.     .Mr. Moore is n t-tin 'tf ��'*-.**
ai,  while working m   Ff J" uce.
tory last winter met witl  on    ac
the forefinger of hU rtahtUanfl. ��
wns following this ace dentthat^
.sickness began. He lost fiesn, av<*
pale, sultered trom f,-*'o-ne��� l��0, a
extent that ����''**tim''%,, *eCOIw���t-
soarcely avoid tailing. He __��
ed physicians and tried ���� t.
medicines, out without �������������
lie   was constantly   growing worse
There is a deplorable tendency now-
a-duys, by some parents, to disobey
their children. Nothing so unnoys a
child as a hesitating compliance.
Wile (taking her too genial husband home from the party)���inis is
awful. For every step forward you
slip back two.
"Vou're right, Marie, and I gl\e jou
my word you will never catch me eating crabs again.  They affect oue so.
The woman barber has come to
stay. She knows nothing about tlie
baseball games or the prize lights,
and her Inability to tell you all aliout
those matters constitutes an irresistible charm.
"Where are you going, my pretty
maide?" ,,,,    ..,.
"I'm going a-whecllug, sil*. t>ue
saide. ,.
"What is your fortune, my pretty
maide V" .   ,. ���   ,
"A million in money, kind Bit*, she
saide. ���_
"Then I wish to marry you, my
pretty maide."
"Tliere are others. 1 thank }ou,
kind sir," slio saide.
Some men would rather miss going
up the ladder of fame than climb without mud on their feet (ur tlie benefit
of those below.
Cod-liver Oil is useful
beyond any praise it has
ever won, and yet few are
willing or can take it in
its natural state. Scott's
Emubion of Cod-liver Oil
is not offensive; it is almost palatable.
Children like it. It is
Cod-liver Oil made more
effectual, and combined
witb the Hypophosphites
its strengthening and
flesh-forming powers are
largely increased.
Don't be perBitatleti to ticcetit a substitute !
Scott & Bourne, Belleville.     50c. and $1.
and t'lirpbysTclan seemed puzzled, and
��� nis tneuds thought he wouia
The earliest strawberry runners,
takeu up carefully aud set in a new
bed, will give a fair crop of fruit the
next season, but they must be given
attention and encouraged to grow
after tliey have been planted.
The yellow flowered Autheiuis Tiuc-
torla Lh a good, hardy plant for the
garacii. Its bright flowers are on loug
status, aud there are scattering blossoms all the summer long, but, tliere
is a luxuriant crop la July.
To give good plants for winter
blooming pansy seed shon itl be sown
now. Sow iu a pot or shallow box,
aud place iu a cool, shady place until
the seediugs aru well up. 1'ot them,
aud st'U keep where it is cool. They
should be nice plants by fall.
Tho non-bushy Arbutilous for winter blooming should have their tops
pinched off in July. The smaller
plants are better, because they cau be
shifted into pots of varying size iu
turu, whicli will insure flowers all the
if raspberries nre permitted to get
almost fiillgt-own before tliey ure
topped, they branch ouly from the
top, and become top heavy witli fruit;
this defeats one of the objects ot the
process, which is to make them of a
self-supporting nature.
Apple trees should be so pruned that
nil parts may be reached by a spray;
well pruned treea allow free access of
light and air among the branches, and
tliis prevents fungi from obtaining su
strung a hold.
Fumigation with tobacco will kill
the injurious insects which infest
house plants. Tills is not pleasaut,
perhaps, tu tlie Inmates ; immersing iu
strung tobacco Infusion will serve tlie
same end, or spraying, if tlie plants
are large, liven the green Ily and
the red spider can be thus got rid of.
Coarser null in tlie bottom of flower
puts provides good drainage. Tlie
kind of siril is nut su essential tu
their growth as is generally supposed,    Any ordinary garden   suil is
g 1, and it can be improved by tlie
addition     ol     u   little   well-i-utted
The farm is hardly a complete homo
witliuut a curncr in which tu grow a
variety ot small fruits. A small patch
ot ground set aside lor tliis purpose
will nut lie much missed, nnd win not
require much time whicli cannot be
woll spa red.
It has ucciirreil tu it wide-awake
orchardlst that It is easier to mako
his orchard dog-proot than rabbit-
proof; he has, therefore, placod two
live dugs Inside his enclosure, and it
follows that the rabbits lie low.
Uu not crowd the orohard trees.
Always cultivate them tor the best
results, (urn Is a guud crop to grow
In a young orchard; ur, pigs win
surely prevent the forming ui a blue
grass soil, lio ns muoh uf tlio pruning as possible while the trees are
young. Make a study uf tree growing, and then make it a success.
none oi his Inettns u'����B,"r"- ' "   d
recuver.     One day a neighbor urged
Mrs. Moore    to persuade tor    husband tu give Ur. Williams' Hnk WUS
a trial, aad alter much persuasion he
cua.seat.eil.     Alter a fe��  days 1 e ue
gan tu ieel better, and it no longer
needed persuasion    tu induce hint to
continue the    treatment.     ������"-'���
vellutis change soon came ovor bint.
Each day he seemed tu gather new
strength ana new life, a nd otter eight
bosShad been tako... hefoundi him
sell   again  a   well  man.   Mr.    Moore
is now about sixty-live years o   age,
he has  beea healthy and has wotted hard all his life until the BlcKneM
alluded to,  and now, thanks toi Dr.
Williams' Piuk Pills, he Is once more
able to work iu his old accustomed
way, and does not hesitate to give
the credit tu the medicine that rc-
stured him to health, at a cost no
greater than a    couple ol visits to
'"una again it kne^V��mm
that Dr. Williams' Pink ������������?��
when physicians and other mediclhes
tail.' No other medicine has such a.
wouderiul record and no other medicine gives such undoubted prooisi of
tlie genuineness of every cure published, au dthls accounts for the fact
that, go where you will, you.hear
uotiilng but words uf praise lor Dr.
Williams* Pink Pills. This great
ed, and this accouats for the tact
that unscrupulous dealers here anU
ihere try to Impose a bulk: pill_ upon
their customers with the claim that
It ���* is just as good," while a host
uf imitators are putting up pills in
packages somewhat similar in sty e
iu the hope that they will reap the
reward earned by tlie merit of the
genuine Pink Pills. No matter what
any dealer says no pill Is genu ne unless It bears the full trade mark. Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People,
on tho wrapper around every box
Always refuse substitutes which are
worthless and may be dangerous.
Grandpa���Don't get scarred, Willy ;
the tiger is about tu be fed; that's
what makes hini jump and roar so.
Willy (easily)���Oh, I ain't afraid ot
him, Grandpa; papa's the same way
wheu his meals ain't ready.
Rob     -d
��� Roy   ^
Chicago Special.���-Reported hen1 to-
dny that a- large mini nf money hnd
been offered for the famous tobacco
habit cure called No-To-Bod by a syndicate who want to take tt off the
murket. Inquiry at thc general offices revealed the fact that No-To-Bac
was not for wile to the trust at any
price. No-To-Bnc's success Is mnrvel-
oiiH. Almost every drug-gist in America sells Xo-To-Biic under guarantee
to cure tobacco habit or refund money.
Ad. Sterling "Remedy Company, M7-J-
St. 1-nul street, Montreal.
The city editor of a "Washington
newspaper, during the recent almost
waugutuary disturbances which
threatened the very existence of the
Society of tne Daughters of the
Revolution, sent a .reporter to Interview one of the ladies. The reporter returned lu the course of an
hour looking somewhat frazzled.
" Well," inquired his chief,  "what
did you. get V"
"Nothing; she refused to talk."
" ReiUseu to talk," gasped the chief-
throwing up ids h:\nds.
"That's what; she wouldn't talk."
The city editor devoted several moments to profound thought.
" Somebody's putting up a Job on
you,'' he said. "That wasn't a woman you saw; it must have "been a
man in woman's clothes. Oo and seo
somebody else. I don't believe tlie
woman lives who won't talk when
she bas a ehnncc," and the city editor
began shaking his head as if a cog
had dropped somewhere.
The poem, "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother" was written ity Elizabeth Akers
Allen, known otherwise as "Florence
1'ercy." It is a general favorite, for
it Is a sweet little touch of home life.
But tliere is another side to tlie picture. Many n mother rocks lier child
to sleep who Call neither rest nor
sleep herself. Sin- is always tired, lias
an everlasting backache, is low spirited, weary, nervous and all that.
Tfiianks be, she enn be cured. Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription will do
the work. Tliere is nothing un earth
like it lor the "complaints" tn which
the  sex  art;  liable.   Unci'   used,  it   i*
alwR-^*s in favor.
Dr. Pierce's Pellets are specific for
biliousness- headaches, constipation,
piles  anil kindred ailments.
"Ye.-," said young Mrs. Milder,
"Charley was out rather late last
night, hut 1 didn't have the heart
to scold him. He was engaged In a
patriotic celebration."
"How do you know ?" asked the
woman who-*e husband had beeu out
with Charley.
"Because lie came home witli a lot
of red, white and blue pieces of Ivory.
I don't kuow Just what they are for,
but the colors show they havo something to do with patriotism."
No Condition Powders like
Dick's Blood Purifier.
" Help," he shrieked.     " Help."
In nu instant his wife was at his
"My darling," she frantically cried,
"what has happened?"
The trembling man first made her
promise that she would never leave
1dm alone in the bouse again, and
then told how a dreadful woman with
blear eyes aad two weeks' growth of
stubby beard had come to the door
and demanded pie.
A Useful Precaution���A.���Why do
you always prefix the word "dictated" to your letters V I see you dou't
keep a correspondent."
B.���No; but I am rather deficient
In spelling.���Feierubcnd.
Ready For Any Emergency.���dent
(to hawker)���Now, be off, or I'll whistle for my dog!
Hawker���Will you allow me to sell
you a first-rate dog-whistle V���El Dl-
A Slight Difference-Rural Magistrate���Konrad, you are charged with
committing an assault on the night
Konrad���I only threw his jacket
behind the stove.
Night Wntchman���Yes, your worship, but I was inside the jacket, and
that makes all the difference.���Dorf-
He���What would you say, darling1,
if I -should tell you that you can never
be mine ?
She���I should say, pet, that I've got
a nice bundle of your letters that
would help to make it expensive to
It's no because
I'm Scotch but
vou c a n n a
smoke a better
Cigar than
Tliey cost 5c.
but I get sax
of them for a
quarter.     ��
IMPltO T0KH6C-. *IO,. ��I����V��I��.-
Tliis Is to certify that Kliy's Electric
Salve ami Eby's 'Butternut Bitters
have cured a severe case of salt rlicum
on a young person, who had lieen
troubled with this terrible disease for
ulnc yeurs. It Is now three years since
nre used the salve and bitters, and
there has nut been the least sign of
the disease reappearing since. I heartily recommend It to those suffering
from this loathing disease.
John McConnell.
Queen Hill, Ont.. January, 1895.
hustlers to sell household remedies,
etc., iu every town and village in On-
tui-M; grand opportunity. Write to .1
A. Wallace, chemist, Branttord, Ont.
. *. *.^44^>
$100   REWARD.
^.We are Informed that -ant-crapulous dealer
are la bhe habit of selling pIurh and parte q
pluaa of Inferior Tobaooo, ropret-eutlug bhem
be the gonniae
"T. & B."
Myrtle Navy.
"tho genuine plug la stamped with bhe letrMK
"T. & a." In bronno. Purchaser-* willconfera
favor by looking ab bhe brade mark when par*
will be given bo anyone for Information leadlnfl
bo bhe conviction of any perBon guilty of bhi
nbove fraudulent practices or Infringing on oar
trade mark In any manner whatsoever,
The Geo. E. Tnokett A Son Go.,
Ltd., Hamilton, Ont.
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Michigan Lands.
10,000 texon of the hoflt land in th. Str.lt, mk
trom $3 to $.1.00 pur Mre, In four counUei r.ni
on r.nd 11'ia.r tho Mloh. I -aili-al, Delroib A Ai
peiiH. dc Loon Lake Ky<i. Key tortm and *,.-.������
HUM. Applj-to
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or roj      j. w. curtis;
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And steady employment, you work in
the locality where you live. Send us
your address and we will explain the
business. Write today. The Queen
Silverware Co., Montreal,
In original envelopes ol the date*
1851 to 1870 witu postage stumpa
thereon will get good prices (or the
stamps by upplylng to Box 195, Hamilton, Ont.
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every locality (local or travelling) to
Introduce a new discovery aud keep
our show cards tacked up on trees,
fences uud bridges throughout town
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Commission or salary. $05 per month
and expenses, and money deposited in
any bank when started. For particulars, write The World Med. Electric Cn., ]>. 0. Box 221, London, Out.,
FOR SALE���A well-equipped Beehive Box and Woodworking Factory,
with chopping mill In connection.
Good business; reasonable terms. For
further particulars apply to John
Myers, Stratford, Ont.
r.r..Ub,.ll l)r.WUU. ����o��'"*!��l*!M
���  i-uu'B Homed! lor OffflOj. ��� ��"
Beit, EmliMt to Out, .na WMPCTt.
Bold by Drnggrtw <*>���* imt H-t _���* S0K3M -sfXXXXXXirxemi,^^
ft Storu ot Love, Jealous:) and Remorse.
Tbe cause of this sudden move was
eoou explained to me. Mrs. Zabriskie,
anxious to have an end put to the
present condition ol ulfairs, bad
begged for a more rigid examination
ol ber husband's state. This being
accorded, a strict aud impartial enquiry bad taken place, with a result
uot unlike that which followed the
first ono. Three out ol his four Interrogators Judged htm Insane, and
could not be moved from their opinion, though opposed by the verdict of
the young expert, who had been living in tlie house with hlui. Dr. Zabriskie seemed to reud their thoughts,
uud, showing extreme agitation,
begged as bciore lor au opportunity
to prove bis sanity by shuwiug bis
skill in shooting. This time a disposition was evinced to gruut his re-
<iiit-st, which Mrs. Zabriskie no sooner
perceived than she added ber supplications to bis that the question
might be thus settled.
A pistol was accordingly brought,
but ut sight ol it her courage failed,
and she changed lier prayer to an
entreaty that tlie experiment should
be postponed uutil the next day, and
slioulil then take place in the woods
away from the sight aud hearing ol
needless spectators.
Though tt would hnvo 'been much
wiser to have ended the matter there
unci then, the superintendent was prevailed upou to listen to her entreaties, and thus it was that I came to
be a spectator, If not a participator,
In the final scene ol this most sombre
Tliere are some events which impress thc luminn mind so deeply that
their memory mingles witb all alter
experiences. Though I have made
it a rule to forget as soon as pos-
��� slble the tragic episodes Into which
I nm constantly plunged, there Is one
scene in my life which will not depart at my will, and that Is the sight
which met my eyes from tbe bow of
the small boat lu which Dr. Zabriskie and bis. wife were rowed over to
Jersey on that memorable afternoon.
Though It was by no means late
In the day, the sun was already sinking, and the bright red glare which
filled the heavens and shone lull upon
the faces of the half dozen persons
before me added much to the tragic
nature of the scene, though we were
far from comprehending Its full significance.
* The doctor sat witb his wile In the
stern, and It was upou their faces
mv glance was fixed. The glare
shone luridly ou bis sightless eyeballs,
and ob I noticed his unwinking lids I
realized as never belore what It was
to be blind In-the midst of sunshine.
Her eyes, on the contrary, were lowered, but thero wus a look of hopeless misery In her colorless face which
mude her appearance infinitely pathetic, and I f.elt confident that
lf'ho could only "have seen her he
would not have maintained tho cold
nnd unresponsive manner which
chilled the words on her lips and
made all advance ou her part impossible.
On the seat In front of them sat
the Inspector and a doctor, and
from some quarter, possibly from
under the inspector's coat, there came
the monotonous ticking of a small
clock, avhich I had been told was to
serve as a target for the blind man's
This ticking was all I heard,
though the noise and bustle of a
great traffic wns pressing upon us
on every side. And I am sure It
was all that she heard, as, with hand
pressed to her heart and eyes fixed
am the opposite shore, she waited for
the event which was to dotermlne
whether the man she loved was a
criminal or only a being afflicted of
God, und avorthy of her unceasing
care and devotion.
As the sim cast Its last scarlet
gleaan over the water tlie boat
grounded, and It fell to my lot to
assist Mrs. Zabriskie up tlie bank. As
1 did so, I allowed myself to say, " I
am your friend, Mrs. Zabriskie," aud
was'astonished to seo her tremble and
turn towurd me with a look like that
of a 'Irlghtcuud child.
But hero was always this characteristic blending in lier countenance
ol the childlike aud the severe, such
as may so often lie seen iu tlie faces
of nuns, and beyond an added pang of
pity for this beautiful but afflicted
woman, I let the moment pass without giving It the weight it perhaps
"The doctor and ills wife had along
talk last night," was whispered in my
cur as we wound our way along iuto
the woods. 1 turned and perceived at
my side tlie expert physician, portions oi' whose dairy I have already
(platted. ��Ic had como by unotlifer
"But It .lid not seem to heal whatever breach lies between thm," he
proceeded. Then In a quiok, carious
tune, he asked: "Do you believe this
attempt on his purl la likely tu prove
anything but a farce ?"
"1 believe he will tjiutter the clock
to pieces with his first shot," I au-
swered, and could say no more, for
wo had already reached the ground
Which had been selected for this trial
at arms, and the various members ol
tho party were being placod la their
several positions.
The doctor, to whom light and darkness were alike, stood with his face
toward the western glow, and at his
side were grouped the luspector and
tlio two physicians. Ou tlie arm of
one ot the latter hung Dr. ZabriBkle's
overcoat, which he had taken off as
soon as he reached the field.
..Mrs. Zabriskie stood at tlie other
end of the opeulng, near a tnll stump,
upon avhich It had been decided that
the clock should bo placed when the
moment came for the doctor to show
his skill. She had been accorded the
privilege ol sotting the clock on  this
stump, and 1 saw it shining in her
hands as she paused for a moment to
glauce back at the circle of gentlemen
who were awaiting her movements.
The hands of the clock stood at five
minutes to five, though I scarcely
noted the fact at the time, for her
eyes were on mine, and as she passed
me she spoke:
"If he is not himself, he cannot be
trusted. Watch bim carefully, and see
that he does no mischief to himsel! or
others. Be at his right hand, and stop
him If he docs not handle his pistol
1 promised, and she pussed on, setting tlie clrek upou the stum:1 and immediately drawing back to a sultahlo
distance at the right, whero sho stood,
wrapped In her long, dark cloak,
quito alone, lior lace shone ghastly
white, eveniu Its environment oi snow
covered boughs, which surrounded
her, nnd noting this, I wishea the minutes fewer between the present moment and the hour ol 5, at whleh
ho was to draw the trigger.
" Dr. Zabriskie,' quoth the Inspector, " we have endeavored to make this
trial a perfectly lair one. You nre
to have one shot at a small clock,
whioh lias been placed within a suitable distance, and which you are expected to lilt, guided only by the
sound which it will make In striking
the hour ol 3. Are you satisfiod with
the arrangement V
"Perfectly.    Where Is my wife?''
" Oa the other side ol the field, some
10 paces from tlie stump upou which
the clock Is fixed."
He bowed and liis face showed satisfaction.
"May I expect tlie clock to strike
" Iu less than tive minutes," was the
" Then let mo hnve the pistol; I
wish to become acquainted with its
size and weight."
We glaueea nee each other ui.d across
at her.
She made a gesture; it was one ol
Immediately the iuspector placed
the aveapoa ia the bliaU man's hand.
It was at once apparent that the doctor understood the instrument, , and
my last doubt vanished as to ' the
truth of all he had told us.
"Thnak God, I am blind this hour
uud cannot see her,' 'fell unconsciously from his lips; then, before the echo
of tliese words had left my ears, he
raised his voice aud observed calmly
enough, considering thut he was
ahout to prove himseh' a criminal In
order to save himself Irom being
thought a mailman:
" Let no oue move; I must have iny
ears free for catching tlie first stroke
of the clock.' And he raised the
pistol before him.
There was a moment of torturlug
suspense, uifU deep, unbroken silence.
My eyes were on him, and so I did
not wutch the clock, but suddenly 1
was moved by some irresistible impulse to note how Mrs. Zabriskie was
bearing herself at this critical moment, antl, ousting a hurried glance
in her direction, 1 perceived her tall
figure swaying from side to side as
if under an Intolerable straia of
feeling. Her eyes ivcre on the clock
the hands of which seemed to creep
with snail-like puce aloug the dial,
when unexpectedly, and a full minute before the hand had reached the
stroke ot 5 I caught a movement on
her part, saw the flash of something
round and white show for un Instant
against the darkness of her cloak,
uud was about to shriek a warning
to the doctor, when the shrill, quick
stroke ot a clock raug out ou the
frosty nir, followed by the plug and
flash of a pistol.
A sound of shattered glass, followed
by a suppressed cry, told us that
the bullet hud struck the murk, but
before we could move, or rid our eyes
of the sm��ke which tho wind hnd
blown in our luces, there came another sound which made our hair
stand on enfl and sent the blood back
la terror to our hearts, Another clock
was striking, tbe cluck which wo
now perceived was still standing upright ou Sue stump where 1'rs.
Zabriskie had placed It.
Whence came the clock, then, which
had struck before the time und been
shattered for its pains ? One quick
look told us. On tlie ground, teu puces
at tlio right, lay Helen Zabriskie, a
broken clock at lier side, und lu her
breust u "bullet whicli wns fust supping the lilb from  her sweet eyos,
We had to tell hlin, there was such
pleading In her looks, und never shall
I forget the scream that rang Irom
his lips us he realized the truth.
Breuking from our midst he rushed
forward aud fell at her foet, as il
guided hy some supernatural Instinct.
" Helen !" he shrieked, " what Is
this? Were not my bunds dyed deep
enough iu blood that you should
make me answerable lor your lifo
also ?"
lior eyes were closed, imt she opened
tliein. Looking long and steadily at
his agonized luce, siic faltered forth:
"It Is not you wlio have killed mo
���it Is your crime. Had you been Innocent of Mr, Hasbrouck's dentin your
bullet would never huve found my
lieurt. Did you think 1 could survive tlie proof thut you hnd killed
thut good man?"
"I���I did It uuwlttiiigly.    I���"
"Hush !" she coniiniiuded, with nn
awful look, Which, happily, lie could
not see. " I had another motive. 1
wished to prove to you, oven nt the
cost of my life, that I loved you, had
always loved you, aud not���"
It was now his turn to silence lier.
His hand crept over her lips, and IiIh
despairing face turned itself blindly
toward us.
"Go," he cried, "leave us! Let me
take a last farewell of my dying wife,
without listeners or spectators."
Consulting the eye ot the physician
who stood beside mc, and seeing no
hope In It, I fell slowly back. The
others followed, and the doctor was
left alone with his wife. From the
distant position we took we saw her
arms creep round his neck, saw her
head fall confidingly on his breast,
then silence settled upon them and
upon all nature, the gathering twilight deepening, till the last glow disappeared from the heavens above and
from the circle of leafless trees which
enclosed this tragedy Irom the outside world.
But at last tliere came a stir, and
Dr. Zabriskie, rising up belore us, with
the dead body ot his wife held closely
to his breast, confronted us with a
countenance so rapturous that be
looked like a man transfigured.
"I will carry her to the boat," said
he. "Not another hand shall touch
her. She wus my true wife, my true
wife I" And be towered into an attitude ot such dignity and passion that
for a moment he took on heroic proportions, nnd we forgot that he had
just proved himself to have committed
a cold-blooded' and ghastly crime.
The stars were shining when we
again took our seats in tiie boat:
and, It tlie scene of our crossing to
Jersey was Impressive, what shall lie
said of that of our return?
The doctor, as belore, sat In the
stern, nn awesome figure, upon which
tlie moon shone witli u white radiance that seemed to lift his fuce out
of the surrounding darkness and set
it, like an Imago of frozen horror, before our eyes. Agninst his breast lie
held tlio form of liis dead .wife, and
now and then I suw hlin stoop ns If
lie were listening for some tokens ot
life nt her set lips. Then lie would
lift himself again, witli hopelessness
stumped upon his features, only to
leuu forward la renewed hope that
waB again destined to disuppuint-
The inspector and tlie accompanying physician had taken seats in the
bow, aud unto me he had assigned the
special duty ol watching over tlie
doctor. This I did from a low seat
la front of hlin. I wns, therefore, so
close that I heard bis liiburlug breath,
and, though my henrt wns full of awe
and compassion, I could not prevent
myself from bending toward him and
saying these words:
"Dr. Zabriskie, the mystery nl your
crime Is no longer a mystery to ine.
Listen and see if I do not untler-
stund your temptation, and how
you, a conscientious and clod-fearing
man, cume to slay your innocent
"A friend of yours, or so he called
himself, had for a long time filled
your ears with tales tending to make
you suspicious ol your wife nnd
Jenlous Of a certain man w*houi; I will
not name. You knew that your
friend had a grudge against this man,
and so for muny mouths turned a
denf ear to bis Insinuations. But finally some change which you detected in your wife's bearing or conversation roused your own suspicions,
and you began to doubt if all was
false that came to your ears, and to
curse your blindnesB, whicli In a measure rendered you helpless. The lenl-
ous fever grow and had rlseu to a
high point, when one night���a memorable night���this friend met you Just
as you were leaving town, and with
cruel craft whispered In your ear
that the man you hated was even
then with your wife, and that If you
would return at once to your home
you would find him In her company.
"The demon that lurks at the heart
of all men, good or bad, thereupon
took complete possession of you, and
you answered this false friend by
saying that you would not return
without a pistol. Whereupon he offered to take you to his house and
give you his. You consented, and
getting rid of your servant by sending him to Poughkeepsie with your
excuses, you entered a coach witli
your friend.
" You say you bought the pistol,
and, perhaps, you did, but however
that may be, you left his house with
It In your pocket, and, declining companionship, walked home, arriving nt
the Colonnade n little before midnight.
"Ordinarily yon have no dilliculty
In recognizing your own doorstep.
But, being In a heated frame of mind,
you wutked faster than usual, passed
your own house, and stopped at thnt
of Mr. Hasbrouck, one door beyond.
As the entrances of these houses were
all alike, thero avas but one wny by
which you could have made yourself
sure that you bad reached your own
dwelling, and that was by feeling for
the doctors sign at the side of the
door. But you never thought ol that.
Absorbed In dreams of vengeance,
your sole Impulse was to enter by the
quickest means possible. Taking out
your night key, you thrust it into the
lock. It fitted, but It took strength
to turn it, so much strengtli that
the key tvas twisted and bont Iiy the
effort. But this Incident, which
would have attracted your attention
nt another time, was lost upon you
at this moment. Au cntranco hud
been effected, and you were In too excited a framo of mind to notioe nt
what cost, or to detect the small difference apparent la the atmosphere
and furnishings ol tho two houses-
trifles which would hnve arrested
your attention under other clrcnm-
stances, and made you pause belore
the upper flour hud been reached.
" It avas while going up the stairs
that you took out your pistol, so that
by the time you arrived nt the trout
room door you held It ready cocked
and drawn In your band, For, being
blind, you feared escape on tho part
of your victim, und so waited for
nothing hut the sound ol a mini's
voice before firing. When, therefore, tho unfortunate Mr. Hasbrouck,
roused by this suden intrusion, advanced with an exclamation ol astonishment, you pulled tho trigger,
killing liim on the snot. It must liavo
beea Immediately upon Ids full thnt
you recognized, from some word lie
had uttered, or from somo contact
you may have bad with yoar surroundings, that you avere In the
wrong Iiouse and hnd killed the wrong
man, for you cried out, in evident remorse, ' God I what have I done T nnd
fled without approaching your victim.
" Descending the stairs, you rushed
from the house, closing tlie front door
behind you and regaining your own
wjthput being seen. But here you
found yourself baffled tn your attempted escape by two things���first,
by the pistol you still hold In  your
hand, and, second, by the fact that
the key upon which you depended for
entering your own door avas so
twisted out ol shape that you kneav
it would be useless for *?ou to attempt to use It. What did you do tn
this emergency ? You have already
told us, though the story seemed so
Improbable at the time you found
nobody to bodeve it but myself. The
pistol you flung far away from you
down the pavement, from which, by
one of those rare chances which
sometimes happen In this world, It
was presently picked up by some late
passv-by of more or less doubtful
character. The door offered less of
an obstacle than you anticipated, for
when yon turned to it again you found
it, it I am no*t greatly mistaken, ajar,
left 60, us we havo reason to believe,
by one who had gone ont of It but
a few minutes before in a state
which left him imt little master of
his notions. It was tills fact avhich
provided you with an answer when
you were asked how you succeeded In
getting Into Mr. Hasbrouck's house
after tlie family bad retired tor the
" Astonished nt the coincidence, but
hailing witli gladness the deliverance
whicli it offered, you went in and
ascended nt once into your wife's
presence, and It was from lier lips,
and not from those of Mrs. Hnshrouck,
that the cry arose which startled the
neighborhood and prepared men's
minds for the tragic words which
were shouted a moment Inter from
the next house.
" But she wlio uttered the scream
knew ol no tragedy savo that which
was taking place in her own breast.
She had Just repulsed a dastardly
suitor, nnd, seeing you enter so unexpectedly In n state of unaccountable horror and agitutlon, wus naturally stricken with dismay, and
thought site saw your ghost; or what
was worse, a possible avenger ; while
you, having failed to kill the man you
sought, ami having killed a man you
esteemed, let no surprise on lier part
lure you Into nny dangerous self-betrayal. Yon strove Instead to soothe
her. and even nttempted to explain
the excitement under which you labored by an account ol your narrow
escape at the station, till the sudden alarm from next door distracted
her attention and sent both your
thoughts and hers In a different direction. Not till conscience had
fully awakened and the horror of
your act had had time to tell upon
your sensntlve nature did you breathe
forth those vague confessions, which,
not being supported by the only explanation which would havo made
them credible, led her, as well ns the
police, to consider you affected In
your mind. Your pride as a man,
and your consideration for her as n
woman, kept you silent, but did not
keep the worm from preying upon
your heart.
" Am I not correct in my surmises,
Dr. Zabriskie, and Is not this the true
explanation of your crime ?"
With a strange look, he lifted up
his face.
" Hush 1" said he: * 'yon will awaken her. See how peacefully she
sleeps I I should not like to have her
awakened now, she Is so tired, and I
���I have not watched over her ns I
Appalled nt his gesture, his look,
his tone, I drew back, and lor a few
minutes no sound was to be heard
but the steady dip, dip ol tlie ours
and the lap, tap of tho waters
against the boat. Then tliere came
a quick uprising, the swaying before
me of something dark and tnll and
threatening, and before I could speaJc
or move, or even stretch forth my
hands to stny him, the seat before me
was empty and darkness had filled
the place where but an Instant previous he had sat, a fearsome figure,
erect and rigid as a sphinx.
What little moonlight there was
only served to show us a few rising
bubbles, marking the spot where the
unfortunate man had sunk with bis
much loved burden. We could not
save him. As the widening circles fled
further and further out tlie tide
drifted us awny, and ave lost the spot
which had seen the termination of one
of earth's-saddest tragedies.
The bodies were never recovered.
The police reserved to themselves the
right of withholding from tlio public
the real facts which mado this catastrophe an awful remembrance to
those who witnessed It. A verdict of
accidental death by drowning answered all purposes, and saved tbe
memory of the unfortunate pair from
such calumny as might have otherwise assailed It. It was the lenst we
could do for two beings whom circumstances hnd so greatly afflicted.
(The End.)
" Je 't adore!"
She���Shut it yourself.���Ann Arbor
Novelty Is tlio grout parent of
Rashness and liusto niiike all things
A finished gcntlemun is one some coquette lias dono up.���Dallas News.
Ono Uo must be thatched with another or It will soon ruin through.���
,\ thoroughbrod is a man who forgets thut he bus on ncw clothes.���
Atchison Globe.
A second avenue haberdasher iias ii
sign iii the window : " Fast black
Indies' vests."���Judge.
A good muny people spend more
time wishing for money thun In working lor It.���San Frnnel-co Call.
The passion of acquiring riches In
order to support a vala expense corrupts the purest souls.���Fcnelon.
Tbo test ol the now woman will
come when she has to break in tlie
new girl.
The Mikado bus instituted an " Ini-
perinl Order of the Kite." to lie a sort
of Japanese equivalent ol tlie British
Victoria Cross.
The mother of long ago parted her
hair ia the middle and wore It smoothly banded. The new woman is returning to this fashion, nnd does It follow
that she Is to have due credit for the
same wisdom and wouinnllness to
which this very, very feminine clinr-
ucteristlc seems to have entitled lier
predecessor ?
Transparent fronts of chiffon or lace
are worn with thilor coats, which are
extremely severe in style.
White linen collar-*, both standing
and turned down, are seen on colored
shirt waists, whilo the calls are colored like the shirt.
The fashionable new Lady Campbell violet is said to be a. shoot of the
old Neapolitan violet. It is hardy
and of delicious perfume.
Bagdad cushions, with a fringe of
their own raveled threads, are mak-
iug inroads nn the insecure reign of
lace aud chiffon sofa cushions.
���Tortoise-shell is the favorite handle
for handsome umbrellas, ami Is usually
mounted in gold or silver, with the
monogram ou oue side.
Thc woman's club movement has
peuetrntcd even into the heart ofthe
White Mountains, ami there ts a very
flourishing club at North Conway.
Dainty boas are made of broad black
net, mounted ou a btack satin band,
with boas betweeu the pleats and a
few flowers interspersed.
The new hosiery is prettily embroidered ou the instep with tiny flowers
of various kinds, also with clocks up
the side, and opeu-worked patterns as
The idea Is being considered to unite
nil tlie women's clubs in Kentucky iu
a stock company for the erectlou of a
handsome woman's building in Lexington.
There Is uow a crape paper craze,
and flowers, photograph frames, lamp
shades and mats attest the possibilities of the flimsy fabric in the designing fingers of woman.
Vests to be worn with tailor gowns
are made of bengaline and vurious
kinds of silk, l>oth faucy and plain.
They are closely Vitted and buttoned
down the front with horn buttons.
Black and colored velvet waists are
to be worn with black satin, moire
and wool skirts for street gowns as
soon as it is warm enough to discard
the cape. They are made In blouse
According to Mr. Cross in his memoir to his wife, the reason ehe took
the name of George Eliot wa.s, as ehe
explain** it. because George was Mr.
Lewes' Christian name, aud Eliot was
a good mo*ath-|Jll*iuK, euwily-pro*
aounced word.
The daintiest underwear is made of
nainsook or batiste in white or pale
colors and handsomely trimmed witli
either nulrow Valenciennes lace and
Insertion or Alencon ntnd Venice laces,
with much hand embroidery for variety.
It is interesting to note that CaM-
ntU'-l'erier's mother disapproved entirely of her son's resignation. Although over 80 years old, this brilliant French woman does not look 60,
and it*, a ke-eroer poli-tlciuin than
many of the nie*fci prominent in France
A woman, Mrs. Honry D. Cram, of
Boston, will furnish the Paris exposition of 1900 with 75 derricks, to bo
used in the! construction of all the
buildings that are to be of durable
stone. Mrs. Cram will personally
superintend the placing of these derricks.      	
Tlie payment of the Dominion subsidy to Ontario helped with the payments on dry goods paper Ito make
the total bank clearances in Toronto
for Friday oae of the largest oa record.
Earnings of railroads in Jane thus
far reported amount to $23,080,870 in
the United States, and (are 6.8 per
cent, larger thnn last year, aud 15.7
per cent, less than iu 1893. The payments through the clearing houses of
the first week ol .Tuly have been, 28>
per cent, larger than last year, though
3.7 per cent, smaller than in the Hume
week of 1892. June payments average larger than in 1893, .the panic
year, iu every section, but are about
$10,000,000 daily less (than in May
und about $12,000,000 daily or 6.8 per
cent., less than in June, 18ji2. The
advance in iron t'ontinues.--Duns Ke-
Times are looking up in the States
and must soon affect us. Ther^ were
0,657 commercial failures In the
States In the first half of lS95,a,gainst
7,039 in the first half of 1894- aud
0,401 In tiie first half of 1893. These
commercial failures involved liabilities
of $88,839,9*1-1 tliis year, against
$101,739,300 Inst year, and $168,-
864,444 in 1893.
B, G. Dun & Co. report 35 business
failures in Canada this week, as
against 21 last and 4-9 tho corresponding week of last year.
The following Is thc estimate of the
yield of grain in tho United States,
based on condition July 1st: Winter
wheat. 216,000,000 bushels; spring
wheat. 363,000,000 bushels: total".
38l,oito,no.) bnshelsi com. ..'.."..iO.ooo,-
000 bushels; oats, 719.000.000 bushels. In wheat there was a, decrease
of over 60,000,000 bushels on the
amount estimated a  month ngo.
The Times publishes a report on
Brltlpb crops. It nays that owing
to prolonged drought the condition
of aii crops, except hops, compares
more unfavorably with the condition
prevailing on July 1st, 189-1. A comparative table gives the following:
Wheat, "9,3 in 180(5 to 101.8 In 1891;
barley. 8*3,8 in 1805 to 102.9 lu 1801.
and v**ts, 7(1.1 in 1895 to 105.1* in
Young' people- often ha**8 a time when
they amuse    themselves    by    saying
everything      backward. It     once
proved a nearly fata! habit to a young
minister, who for some time previous
to Ids ordination had been one of a
number of hard-reading but laughter-
loving young people iu [Berlin. At
his first prayer meeting, held In hts
native town, the poor young man
rose nnd saidj: "Deacon Wood
would pleaRe pread and rayer. No.
raver nnd pread." And then he rant
down in confusion worse confounded,
and left Doacon Wood to lead in
prayer.���Boston Budget. THE WEEKLY NEWS,   AUG.  6,
Published fcvery Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney Editor
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Notices   of Hinhs,   Marriages   and
Deaths, ;a cents cacti insertion,
Na Advertisment inserted for lose than
50 cents.
��� rertising Agent, 21 Merchants'
Exchange, Ban Francisco, is our authorized agent. This paper is kept
on file in his office.
From Ocean to Ocean |
Nui. By American Traveller,
A Railway Train on Time - Getting
a Free Bide - A Blue Coat Presents Arms - Brilliantly Lighted
Danea Hall Makes Him Think ot
the Gay Young Lasses ot Union.
, Aug. 6, 18
It is easier for -newspaper prophets
to prediu war ihan for ^overnnvents to
-sustain if,, hut it is uncUnialile that the
audacious advance of Russian intrigue
and aggression iu Turkey, .a***, well as
an Japan, coinciding with the brilliant
triumph in the British elections of the
���party most apt to assert the power and
���dignity of Great Untaia m foreign affairs, creates a more explosive situation
(than has existed in Europe for many
���j'-eurs, ��� Oreyonian.
A more direct statement will be requested of Manitoba by the Dominion
���Government. This of cours*; is m the
Sine nf a compromise. U is to be
hoped that it will be met in a lair
���spirit and that the question of party
advantage or disadvantage will not enter into it. It is a matter which -should
be settled upnn the principle of ritfht
and justice and tbe future well bciny;
of tbe Province and uot governed by
party expediency.
Tbe question of summer diet is
attracting deserved attention. It seems
so be agreed that pure water is the
best drink, and that where there is
doubt of its purity, it should be boited.
A tfnod deal of fruit is recommended
and but little meat. A late work
by I3r. Dewey takes excepuoa to eating
any breakfast. Doubtless a light break-
f..st and supper would be best with only
a moderate dinner. We eat too much.
A little economy in the amount of the
food eaten would greatly tend to economise our health.
Wake up Vic! yelled the great American traveller giving his companion a vigorous shove.
I'll bet the "flyer"  has passed.
Guess it has too, muttered Vic; but
we'll soon find out.
(*omg across ihc tracks we looked into
a saloon uod saw ihc time: io minuits lu
! to.
Close shave, said Vic.
Close enough said 1. Let's get a drink
ol water.
We ilid so aad s it down upon a stoop
to wait.
The train was nn time,  ���ind the great
i headlight shone through the inky dark
ness at 10 exactly.
Now get in under, Vic. said. We'l
1 sever make any disunce on cheek. Get
! in nnder on the; rods,
All right.    Hods goes.
Halt!    (iota pa-s?
IVeiing through thc darkness we saw
a blueioa; presenting aims.
No; got nothing, we repl cd and made
| for the other side. We got half way and
stayed there; that is, we crawled in under
and tangled oursehes up in amongst the
rods commonly known as gunwales.
After being there fur about five minutes
the train siaried.
. There was another inspector on the
same car about 15 feet away from us.
As soon as the train got (airly started he
lit a cigar and seemed to be in opposition
to the ponderous iron horse that was pull
ing us.    I certainly admired his gall.
I dont remember much about this trip
because being fairly secure 1 was dozing
mnst of the time. We nudged each other to keep ourselves awake; nevertheless
we weren't wide awake during thc entire
trip. Ot one thing 1 am certain, that
the gunwales were far from comfortable,
and .is I am by no means small there
was none too much room for me.
This is a deuce ofa grade' isn't it, Vic?
We've got a 'double header' on   ton.
We need it and ain't going very fast
Uow much ground do >6ti think we've
About 80 miles.
Oh, more thau that. Why! its near
Curse the hick!   She's stopping again.
As the train came to a standstill we
heard the sound of several riddles and
could see happy young couples whirling
around like so many lops in a rough but
bril.iaiitly lighted hall, h was then 1
set my ���thinker' agoing and thought, yes
actually thought of the time not so very
long ago, when I used to mingle in a
gay crowd nf young lasses of Union, IJ.
C and wondered now many of ihem
thought of me���of me, a mechanic and
prepetly owner, but no-w one nf the lowest ofthe low, a break beam inspector, a
Coxeyite, a disgrace to ihis disgraceful
And thc train moved on. She went
for about 10 miles and stopped very suddenly. Then we heard a confusion of
bells, whistles official cursing and riming back ancl forth, and something about
a wreck.
We are determined to close out our Summer stuff at less than
wholssale prices.    All other goods  reduced  awny down.
We are selling goods from 20 to 30 % less than you can buy elsewhere. ESCSsjr**   Sale continued during August.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Stylos
Summer Shirts
��� in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
The latest in English and Scotch Tweeds.
LAWSON Sf McLEOI), dunne block.
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
The leadlmg hotel in Comox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing closo
to town. Tourists cen depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
VV. H. Walter &   Son.
Any  Pattern or size made
to  order.
Mr. Janv.'s Abranis, who has received
his commission as Stipendiary Magistrate for Comnx District left on the
Joan Friday morning for Victoria, ami
on the following Wednesday will return
with the necessary blanks, ancl be prepared at once to open the Small IJebts
Court here. He has jurisdiction for the
trial of cases for debt up to $100. Tlie
proceedings are simple and speedy, in-
volvini; but liltle expense,. The Act is
just, alike to creditors and honest debtors. It is needless tn say that judge
Abrams' court will be  wull patronized.
All the teachers from  this district who
tried, passed successfully the examinations
1 at Victoria.   Miss Powell,  Miss Nickerson of the  Union school and  Mr. J.H.
' Bennett of Puniledge school have now
first class tirade  li certificates,   These
I are good for life, and also qualify the
1 holders for positions on the staff of .1 high
! school.   Of the 20 who obtained at  the
j recent   examination  certificates of tliis
grade, Mr. J.1),  Bennett had the honor
j of receiving the highest number of marks
I with one exception, there being one high-
j er and eighteen lower.   Mr.  Henneti's
j sister, Miss Ellen Christine Bennett, took
a first grade A certificate.
Mr. Janies A. Halliday received a renewal certificate for length of service.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Xlachine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles-       '
11. I'. Davis of Toronlo
English Wheels, Bcastnn, H umber.
Rtiilge, Ncw Ho/re and Whitworih. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
fur cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Creat Reduction it. Prices.
Watchmaker and Jewahr
General waiter In Metals
Jobbing ot all kinds
Office and Works   '"'i,d HT*'""'"
News ulHou.
TJ-*-TIO*��T E   C.
Special Weather Proof  Brick
P*Now  ready   to  receive
orders for brick in any quantity
On DMinuir Ave,, Union
Opposite the news ovricis
Where 1 am prepared id do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
ANr>    Repairing
; And will endeavor lo j>ive satisfaction and
i hope to receive
; a fair share of r*   IT   T\irhell
public patronage.v'**��� * ��� l "' ucn
MoBOM I'. Hnuily iu CIiIchko Herald.
Another man who bears similar testimony, tells me that his concern, which
began by investing $10,000 a year in
advertising, increased the amount every
year according to their increase of business, and this year expects to spend $1,-
000,000. Still another, who confined
himself entirely to newspapers and magazines in the exploitation of the specialty, never having touched a dead wall,
a fence or the broad side of a barn with
poster or paint brush, and never employing a salesman, has a cool million salted
down in real estate, keeps his yacht and
spends most of the year abroad in luxurious living. Many other men of my
acquaintance resting in ease and wealth !
have told me stories of their own exneri- j
ence with thc same moral. Some day I
am going to print these stories and give I
the names of the heroes.
The dog fight may be said  to  lie  an
institution ol Union.    It is amatter of al-
most daily occurrence.    Let  there be a
little   excitement on  the street���some
controversy, or a loud  talk or accident,
and from every shop, store,   hotel,   from
nut between the buildings and   from   no
one knows where,  there comes howling
some representative ofthe canine  race.
In a minute there is a  brigade of them
charging upun the place  of  excitement,
Thc second howler 10 arrive falls afoul of
the first, and the third leaps   upnn   both
and sn on until there   is   a   pyramid   of
snarling, howling, yelping, biting,   tearing caninity.    In the mean time the little urchins have assembled, followed   by
tile owners of the   now infuriated   mongrels.   The street becomes crowded with
a dense mass of beings, and the air filed
with barks   and shouts.   The   windows
bave gone up on the main street  where ;
the exhibition  fs  progressing  and  fair
faces peep nut.   Somebody's dog is now i
getting the worst ofthe combat and calls
for help.    It's master responds by hitting [
lhe victor over the   head   with   a  club.
That   tliere   has   not   been   a melee in
which the dug pyramid shall give place 1
to a human one on such occasions must 1
be due to ihe fact of the exira good  na- '
lure winch prevails and  the  recognition
that in our present pioneer -talc the due
light is a sort of necessity.   With the ad- I
vent of the band we trust its davs will j
bo numbered. ���
-Society     Cards
I. O.  O. !���"., No .11
Unior. Lodge, I. O, 0. I'*., meets ever)'
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Win. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Lot.ge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,1'.C.K
Courtenay B. C.
Lotlge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend,
R. S. McConnell,
I Lowest CASH Price
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
O. F��� meet in theit lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. in, Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry,
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,   I. 0. O. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wedneseays of
each month al 8 o'clock p. m. Visaing
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of tlie. World
meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday eve
nmg at S p.m. Visaing neighbours cordially invited to attend,
.    Geo. Hull, Secretary.
Steamer Join
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAI- POUTS as pmsucngors
nnd frnlxltt may offer
Leave Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
"  Xiiniilmi) for Comox, Weilnosiluy, 7n.m
I.euve t'oimix fur Nniminio,      Fridays,7a.m.
"     Nunuiiiio for Victoria   Snturiluy, 7 a.m
Fui freight or suite rooms apply on
board, or al lhe Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Storn street,
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
an & ami st. Jarara st.
To order
j-rrsi-H.l for SmniilcH.   Ht��upt dplivurj.   f��
iuul lit uuuriuii-'icl.
Union Sow Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles at*id dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R.Grant & 1.. Mounce, Propr*.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
, I?AMING-r___
Tiie Decks and Bulwarks of the
Arthur Were Spattered,
Terrible MaU[;titer"ot" Kiiiuiway Chinese
8ol<llcrg���Ktibliery lu the Shape of
ItlHetuuull- \   Geriuaa   Vessel   to  the
Rescue���She   Fiireu  uu the Foemoton
A Shanghai, China, letter says:
The Formosa Government trnnsport
Arthur (late Cass), Captain Jenssen,
returned to Shanghai to-day from
Tnmstil, via Amoy, alter an experience
ot tlie Formosan port which will
never fade from the memory of those
who avere on hoard nt the time.    ���
A short account of the firing on
tills steamer by the rebel garrison of
the Tamsui forts nnd the subsequent
liombnrdment ol the rebel position by
tho German gunboat litis, Captain
Ingenohl, has lieen given by some of
those avho were on hoard the steamer
nnd eye-witnesses ol nil that was enacted. The vessel bears ninny traces
of tho ordeal through avhich she passed, traces which it Is beyond the
power of paint nnd scrubbing to remove, though these agencies have been
(sufficient to get .�� rid of the bfbod-
tains from the ship's deck, the brains
with which her bulwarks were bespattered nnd nil such other evidences of the frightful carnage that
was wrought on board. ,
To say the vessel Is riddled with
shot Is hardly nn exnggeration. Ap-
pronching her in a sampan one may
observe Innumerable dirty looking
patches plentifully sprinkled nil over
ber sides from the railings on deck
to the water line, and when one remembers that each of tliese marks
was made by a rifle bullet, an Idea
maybe formed ofthe terrible fusillade
through avhich she passed.
The narrative of the occurrences,
compiled chiefly from the ship's' log,
In as followsj The Arthur arrived at
Tamsui on Saturday, ths jet ult., discharged her cargo and lay nt her
moorings awaiting the orders of her
owner, Count Butler, until Tuesday,
when the trouble began.
Everything remained quiet till Tuesday morning, when tho Chinese passengers, moKtly 'armed runaway soldiers returning to Canton and Foo-
chow, begnn to go on board tlie Arthur. Almost ns soon ns it was daylight they commenced to arrive in
' boatloads, nnd ns soon ns ench boat
came In sight the soldiers nt the forts
into lier. Some of tlie soldiers succeeded in getting" on board the. Arthur, but most of the boats turned
.about nnd got nway ns fast nnil ns
for os they could, while hundreds of
soldiers were killed, tbo slaughter
being kept up with very little intermission all day and oil night', so thnt
shortly after firing commenced scores
of bodies were to be seen floating
down the river. No attempt avus
made that doy to fire on the steamer,
but bullets were striking the water
oil round her, nnd, needless to soo*,
every one on board passed a very
anxious time.
At 5 o'clock on the morning of "Wednesday, the 5th inst., tlie firing eeosed
for a while* and a boat from the forts
loaded with armed soldiers os on escort for a magnificently nttlred officer who sot in the stern, put off ond
was rowed out to tho ship. The officer stepped on board, followed by bis
soldiers, nnil Informed Captain .fens-
sen thnt he hod come for money ; thnt
the treasure which hail been put on
board belonged by right to the garrison, wlio hnd not been paid for
three months, ond who were determined not to let tho Arthur go away
with a single cosh. Cnptoin Jenssen
lind no nlternntive but to nccede to
tho demand, avhich, though made In a
somewhat piratical avay, avas not altogether unreasonable. Ten thousand
dollnrs wns accordingly surrendered,
with avhich the officer returned to the
At 7 n. m. Captoin Jenssen commenced to unmoor, but ns soon ns this
avas seen the soldiers ran out on a
little Jetty opposite the steamer, between two hundred and three hundred
yards nway. and begnn to fire with
rifles nt the vessel, making very good
prnctlco nnd sending small splinters
of timber flying, but, fortunately,
hurting nobody on board. Several attempts were mode to unmoor, ond one
.anchor wos got up, but the Intention
had to be nbandoncd, for every time
any ono was seen avorklng on tlie
forecastle bend the soldiers let fly a
All tills tlmo the German gunboat
T'.tis avas at anchor close by, but ns
long ns the soldiers confined themselves to rifle firing her eommnndcr
inndo no attempt to Interfere,
During the morning tho commander
of tho forts sent a pollto Intimation
to Cnptnln Jenssen that If the At-
thur attempted to leave sbo avould be
blown out of the water with the
heavy guns, so nil Idea ol going nway
was for the time given up. Early In
the afternoon, another butch of soldiers visited the steamer, and took
awny the remainder of tho treasure,,
amounting to about $40,000, nnd at
8 o'clock they, opened fire again, this
time, unfortunately, with more effect,
tor one of the Chinese passengers on
board was
nnd Instantly killed ns he was about
to walk Into one of the alleyways,
and several others ,were wounded.
Captain Jenssen hoisted a signal to
the litis that his ship was attacked,
and an armed boat's crew Immediately put ofl to his assistance, uponi.
avhich the firing ceased. The commander of the litis offered to take off
nil the Europeans, but nfter consulting together for a few minutes Cnptnln Jenssen, his officers and the foreign passengers decided to stand by
tho Arthur for a Ilttlo longer,     the
commander of the litis promising to
keep a sharp lookout and be ready
to Interfere should anything further
At 5 o'clock In the afternoon four
shells were fired from the fort on
the southern hill, all of which passed
close to tylie ship, falling into the
water ahead and astern of her.
About an hour later another message avns received from the command-
er-of the forts, avho this time intlmat-
ed'ithat If $5,000 more avcre nob paid
beforei morning, he avould sink the
shlpi- but, on the other hand, he undertook, If the money wero forthcoming, to disable the big guns, cut the
torpedo wires and let tho vessel go
a.way. This offer It avas decided to
accept. Mr. Waters had $1,000 ou
board, avhich he- agreed to contribute towards the ransom, and the remainder avas found through tho Commissioner of Customs. Mr. Waters
nnd a Custom House officer liuuied
Mr. Nightingale, avent oshore to
hand over the money ond see that the
Chinese commander carried out his
part of tlio bargain, which ho did to
tlie extent of surrendering tlie brstech
blocks vj the guns Into the keeping
olrithe commissioner.
Alter thnt everything wos quiet
during tho nftcrnoon and night, oud,
taking advontngo of the lull In the
firing, hundreds of refugees swnrmed
on board, until tliere were fully 8,500
iu tho ship, nearly ull of whom avcre
soldiers, whoso orms und accoutrements tvore littered about so that at
length the officers of the vessels hove
about 1,000 rifles overboard, several
hundred swords nnd revolvers and
thousnnds of cartridges following.
Thc next doy, Thursduy, June 6th,
wns a memorable one. About G a.
m., relying on the promise of the commander of the forts, preparations
avere mode to got the ship under avay.
but os soon as the crew commenced
to shorten tho coble of the second
anchor, the intention being to leave
at high water, the fort on the southern hill commenced to blaze away at
the vessel with shrapnell shell. Three
projectiles struck the ship ��� on the
side turned to the fort at the time.
One hit her just beside the wheel-
house door, nnd, penetrating into the
suloon, killed a Chinese officer avho
avns seated smoking at the table.
Luckily It did not explode. Seven peoplo altogether were killed on board
by the shrapnel nnd about forty
wounded, some of them in tho most
ghastly manner.
Signals requesting help from the
litis were at once hoisted, and the
ship avas backed down abreast of tho
gunboat, the commander of avhich
ordered the Arthur to get out ofthe
avay that he might open fire on the
forts. The Arthur avas backed dowa
a little further and then tho guns of
tho litis spoke to some effect. The
first shell sho threw disabled a gun,
the second put two more out of notion, tore up the casement In the front
and killed thirteen men, besides
avoundlng (many others, and in less
than live minutes tlio forts avere silenced. The Arthur did not wnlt
to see what took place after this,
but mode all haste out of the harbor ond proceeded on her voyage to
Amoy, arriving rthero about noon
tho following doy. At Amoy the
dead were burled ond the unfortunate
wounded, for whom very little could
be dono on board tho steamer, sent
to the hospital.
They Are Siiiil lo be Hespoimlhle Tor CYrluin
Eye Trimbles.
It will come as a surprise to many
of our renders that caterpillars ore
responsible for on affection of thc
eyos which may entail prolonged suffering nnd even result In serious damage to vision. Thut such is the cose
bus been abundantly proved by a
number of Instances on record In
avhich more or less Intractoblo inflammation of the eyes lias been
found to be associated avith tlie presence of huirs, which, nfter removal,
have been Identified ns belonging to
the genius caterpillar. At the last
meeting of the Ophtholmologlctil Society a cose was related in which
a lad was struck in the eye with a
caterpillar, thrown ut hlin by a
playful schoolfellow. Ho picked uji the
iasect to examine it, and tho bund
avhich seized it becamo red and developed pnpulos nnd other Indications
of lbcal Irritation. A doy or two
later the eyo became the seat of
what proved to be a very troublesome Inflammation, associated with
the presence of rounded elevations
due to an accumulation of cells
nround the embedded hairs, which
avere subsequently discovered nnd removed. The presence of these papules
has led to tho somewhat unsatisfactory, because non-descriptive, nnme
of ophthalmia nodosa being conferred upon the disease.���London Medl-
cnl Press.
A Detroit J'MHtur, Unlike  ���.Html. BelleVel ill
On the occasion of his lust sermon
beforo taking his annual vacation,
Rev. J. M. l'atterson snld nt Westminster l'rosbyterlan Church: " Wo
live in nn nge .when people uo longer
think tt a duty to work without
cessation; in an age when ave begin to appreciate the moral nnd
mental as well as the physical value
of rest and recreation; we begin to
realize that a. season ol vacation Is
Just ob necessary as the rest und refreshment ot sleep by night. Busy
men and women need the special relaxation and pleasure of un occasional respite from duty In order
that the activity of the mind and
tbe courage of the heart may not be
hampered through the weariness of
the flesh. Rest and recreation invigorate us morally and spiritually
as truly as physically. The old statement that tho devil takes no vacation and that therefore Christian
people should take none has lost its
charm. We no longer look to the
devil for nn example. It avould be infinitely better for the peoplo if his
satanlc majesty did take an occasional vncntlon. Ordinarily we
are pretty safe In doing exactly the
opposite from avhnt .Satan does."���
Detroit Free I'ress,
July HI, L80-S-
Xadab and Abihu���I*8V. x. Ml,
Tiine-B. C. 1490,  Place���Mt. Sinai.
Fereooa���AIosud; Aaron and his sou��; Israel.
Commentary.���1. Nadad and Abihu���
Consecrated priests, aud the two
oldest sons of Aaron, and nephews tu
Muses. Aaron wna consecrated High
Priest, and theae were next to him
in position or rank. Took either 01
them his censer, etc.���The manner oi
burning Incense In the temple service
was, according to the Jews* as ioi-
lowsj "One went and gathered tlie
ashes from off the altar into a golden vessel, a second brought a vessel
full uf incenwe, and a third brought
a censer with fire, and put coals on
the altar, and he, whose office it was
to bum the incense, strewed it on the
lire at the command of the governor.
At tlie same time all the people went
out of the temple from between the
porch and tlie altar."���Clarke. Offered strange fire before the Lord���
The whole service of this solemn day
of inauguration wad to be performed
by Aaron himself, for lie slew the
sacrifices (chap. ix. 8, 15, 18), und his
sous were only to attend him, therefore Moses and Aaron only went into the Hubernncle. Tliese young
men did tliis presumptuously, and the
law declared how such should be punished.
li. There went out fire from the
Lord���From -the ^uo.st holy place.
They had ventured to enter where it
was only Ullowed that the High
Priest should enter, aud here God
maide them feet the power of that
fire which they did nut reverence.
And devoured them���Killed them.
They died by fire, as by lire they
sinned. They died before the Lord���
That Is, before the veil that covered
the mercy-seat. God was now teaching His people obedience, as became servants. In this sin was manifested a contempt for Moses and the
divine law, and lor God's glory, whicli
iiad appeared In tlje fire on tlie sac-
Lrififtes. rriie punishment was necessary according to the law.
ti. I will be sanctified, etc���This
points directly to the priests, and
they had received repeated and sol-
emu warnings as to the cautious and
reverent manner of their approach iuto the Divine presence. (Ex. xix. 2:i';
Lev. vlii. xxxv.)���J. F. & B. Aaron
held liis peace���He submitted in silent resignation to what he saw was
"���the righteous judgment of God."
4- tlzziel tlie uncle of Aaron���He was
brother /to Anlrain, the father of
Aaroa and Moses.     See Ex. vi. 18-22.
5. Carried them in their coats-
Burying tJiem in their priestly robes
waa a sign of their being polluted; by
the sin of their irreligious wearers.*���
J.'F. & B.
0. Uncover not your heads���They
were to use no sign of grief or mourning. l,i Because those who'were employed iu the service of the .sanctuary
should avoid every* thing that might
unfit them for that service* 2. Because the crime of their brethren was
so highly provoking to God, and so
fully merited the punishment whicli. He
hnd Inflicted, t-hat their mourning
might be considered as accusing the
Divine Justice of undue severity.���
Clarke. The whole House of Israel
bewail the burning1���Not only the loss
of their priests, but especially the
displeasure of God appearing In it.
They must bewail the burning kindled-, that it might burn no further.���
Com. Com.
7. For tho anointing oil of tlie Lord
is upon you���They were consecrated
to the divine service, and this required their constant attendance and
most willing and cheerful service.
.8. The Lord spake unto Aaron���This
command was immediately given to
Aaron to encourage him by such a
token of regard; aud because the Lord
would nut have it appear as if Muses
had not sympathized In his affliction,
or had intended to charge him with
criminality in thi** respect,���Scott.
y. Do not drink wine���rio mo have
supposed, from the introduction of this
command here, that Aaron's sons had
Binned through the excess of wine,
and lhat they had attempted to celebrate the divine service in a state of
Inebriation.���Clarke. .Strong drink-
any kind of fermented liquors. This is
a direct prohibition from God to the
High J'rivet. Whon ye go Into the
tabernacle of the congregation���Here
they stood as an examplo before the
people. They must attend strictly to
the laws or else the people would become careless and disobedient. Lest
ye die���God fixes the penalty and
gives it as a warning.
10. That ye may put difference between holy and unholy���To be able to
distinguish between what waa sacred
and what was cummon. This Is a
btrong reason why they should drink
au inebriating (intoxicating) liquor,
that their understanding heing clear,
and their Judgment correct, they
might be always able to discern between the clean nnd the unclean, and
ever pronounce righteous judgment.
11. That ye may teach the children
of Israel���The priest was the proper
person to teach, and if ho were addicted to drunkenness ho would be
Indeed very unfit to teach people God'��
laws or statutes.
Teachings.���It Is dangerous to ills-
regard any of God's laws. God will
be glorified lu men's holy lives, or else
Ho will bo glorified iu their punishment to prove His majesty and power.
God makes His laws to protect ���His
children from further sin. God wants
all who teach in His name to be
temperate and holy.
Thoughts.���How thoughtful we
should bo when we read these words
from God. "I will be sanctified in
them that come nigh me, and before
all the people I will be glorified,"
This was spoken to the priests many
years ago, but it includes ministers
who preach now and not them only,
but all who profess to worship God.
Our zeal must not bo prompted by
any selfish passion.
Human Inventions aro an abomination to the Lord. It was notbecau.se
Nadnb and Abihu were not religious
that they were ho severely punished,
but because they turned aside Irom
tlie divine order and instituted a religion purely human. " Presumptuous
sinners bring on themselves a swift
destruction, nnd are justly denied
even space to repent." " If men will
harden their hearts, and pit their
own ceremonies, rites, and creeds in
the place of divine ordinances and
eternal truths, tliey must expect to
give nn awful account to Him who
Is sjinrtly to judge the quick ancl the
Quiet submission under affliction is
pleasing to God, Whatever lias been
Aaron's plans anil hopes for his oldest
sons, be does not allow nny feeling
of grief, or expression nf disappointment, or of wonder at the sudden and
severe stroke wblcb had enme upon
bim to binder his service in the tabernacle. By his silence and strict attendance upnn duty he magnified the
Lord, and brought pence tn his own
stricken heart, for the Lord contorts
thc afflicted.
Divine direotion is promised nnd
given to those who live lu harmony
with the will nf God. When Aaron
had carefully observed nil the Instructions given during tbe severe trial he
heard from the Lord directly. The
great, loving Father then came with
particular direction tn that earthly
parent, concerning tlielr future con-
duct. Anything thnt hides tbo glnry
nf God must not be tolerated In any
A ItllSbOufil   Hi IM'ESS.
A Buxom -Ulfs ut  S Feet  -  liifheH ill Uer
Very nine Hone.
A young woman of twenty years,
who lives In Price, Mo., is more than
eight feet tall. Miss Kiln Ewlng is
her name, bhe wns educated in tills
remote settlement, uud will not leave
it. Tims it happens that very few
people have ever seen Miss lowing,
although her. fame lias spread far
and wide by word uf mouth,.
To be more exact on the subject of
Miss Kwing, it may be mentioned
tbat, although she weighs lib')
pounds, her height of S feet 1! saves
her from any appearance of obesity.
On tlie contnt'ry, sbe impresses one as
gracefully slender, nnd this impression is confirmed by her taste in
dressing. Miss Ewlng prefers quiet
.colors in her attire. Her hair Is usually scea colled closely about her
head uud curled in front. Her features are naturally large���otherwise
they would be insignificant. Her eyes
are of that varying hue common to
neither the blonde nor brunette type
of beauty, but suggestive of a combination of both. Her bands are
large, but tbey taper in tlio fingers,
nnd never seem ungainly. She wears
rings on three of lier fingers, and not
infrequently jewelled bracelets adorn
her wrists. Her sline Is seventeen
inches long exuctly, and ber arms are
decidedly lengthy.
But impressive us these physical
bharacterlstlca of the young lady are
they would not have given her anything but notoriety avere tbey not
combined witli qualities to which she
Is Indebted lor her fame as the saintly
giantess. P.ev. George W. .Sharp, one
of the most successful of the missionaries of the American Sunday School
Union, has had occasion to pay a
glowing tribute more thnn once to the
record Miss Earing has made in her
church avork.
In tlie matter of physical strength
this young girl might arouse the jealousy of even Mr. Sandotv. The tasks
avhich two men together might feel
an embarrassment In undertaking aro
accomplished by ber with the utmost
case. Thero Is some difficulty In being
precise on tills point, however, because the young lady shrinks from
any display of her accomplishments
in this direction. Tbe fact that she Is
a glantesB, nnd a saintly one In the
bargain, is not an occasion of fake
pride In her. On the contrary, she Is
averse to notice of this sort, and that
is why her excursions are rarely
further off than the country round
about her village homo. She avlll not
be induced to enter a circus or to
exhibit herself, notwithstanding the
tempting offers that have been' made
ber. Her feats of strength, therefore,
have uot lieen seen except by her immediate friends.
Jlr. and Mrs. Ewlng, the parents of
this tvonderftil girl, aro devoted to
tholr child, and feel n groat pride in
all her qunlltles. Her father is himself six feet high, and the mother is
of more tiinu medium height.
Of nil the senseless babble I hnvo
ever had occasion to read, the demonstration of thoso philosophers who
undertake to tell us all about tho
nature of God avould be tho worst if
they wore not surpassed by the still
greater absurdities of those who undertake to provo there Is no God.
Ivogical consequences are tlio scarecrows of fools and the beacons of aviso
The only question which any wiso
mau cau ask himself, and which any
honest man tvlll ask himself, is
whether a doctrine is true or false.
Consequences will tako care of themselves.
Tbo Inws of-nature nro statements
of tcndonclos.
Each living being strives, knowingly
or lgnornntly, to exert nil Its powers
for tho satisfaction ot Its needs.
Tho state of sentient nature nt any
given tlmo la tho result ot the momentarily balanced opposition of millions upon millions of individuals, ench
doing its best to got all It cun and
keep all It gets,
Reading and experience have led me
to bcllevo that tho results of political
changes nre hnrdly over those which
their friends hope for or their foea
II I wero ottered a free band by
Almighty power, I should, like Hamlet, shudderlngiy object to the responsibility ol attempting to set right
a world out of Joint.
A pretty blouse is of soft muslin
sprigged avith tiny flowers, sny ecru,
avltb tiuy forget-me-nots. Cascades
of laco aro on each side of the soft
front, aud nt the neck It is drawn
through two small buckles avith a
bow outstanding at each side,
A modest exchange, shocked at first
sight of bloomers in use, cries, " What
next'.'" In this quarter of tbo world
the pretty girl is uext tlie bloomers.
Chicago is wondering whether the
glory of last summer's big strike was
fully worth thc million and a quarter
damages that it is called upon to pay
for Debs' brief period of power.
Delaware and Maryland avilL have a
three-quarter crop of peaches of goud
quality. Southern fruit will bo a
lighter crop than avas expected. Some
of us will hnve to cultivate a tasto
for pork and beans.
Perhaps ynu arc going off on a
vacation. Have you glanced over your
accounts and assured yourself thnt
tbo balances nre ou the right side V
Have you settled with your baker and
butcher nnd grocer '.' Don't holiday on
another's capital. Pay your bills before you go to tbe seaside, the mountains or tho fastnesses of Mtiskoka.
You will feel hupptan���and so will
yonr creditors.
The number of murders reported
since those unfortunate men avere
banged in St. Thomas and Stratford
furnish a grim commentary on capital punishment ns a detcrrbnt.���Canada l'resbytiertan. '
Y*et there avlll be found peoplo avho
conscientiously believe thnt only the
gallows stands between Cnnndlnns and
wholesale murder. How many murderers proceeded do cold-blooded crime
In the expectation of being caught and
convicted ?
Those avho hnve been paying 5100
nnd upavnrds for bicycles avlll be interested In tbe opinion of a New York
Industrial and mechanical expert that
tbe wheels can be profitably retailed
at less than $30;.that as a matter of
fact. It costs less thaa 520 to make
the very best of them now, anil thnt
by (.his time next year 530 avlll be
the comnipu retail price tor a flrst-
clnss avheel, Like typewriters and
sewing machines, bicycles have long
been sold at inflated prices.
May not the lower animals bo Immortal? Mny not tho entire sentient
universe be immortal? What argument goes to prove man's immortality which docs not go to prove the
immortality of other sentient beings V
These nre questions which tho new
" Bureau ,of Anlmul Psychology or
Biophlllsm" will devots themselves to
studying. Among Its members nre
Charles Joslah Adams, Eugene Field,
John Burroughs, Kev. Dr. Adams,
nnd othor prominent Americans. The
mental training .to be derived from
tlio study of such a problem Is likely
to bi moro valuable than nny decision
nt which the bureau may arrive.
The British .Government, taking a
pointer from the recent horseless carriage race In France, has moved
promptly .to. remove nnythlng that
might provo .on obstacle to tho development of that system ol trnvel
iu tho United Kingdom. A bill hns
been introduced nnd read to exempt
such vehicles from the restrictions
placed on highway carriages propelled
by other means than by horses, to
fix the limit of weight to such carriages at two tons, and to subject
tliein to the same regulations as ordinary carriages. It was stated
that in Paris 800 of such vehicles aro
In use, and their speed is from 8 to
15 miles an hour.
It Is on this common ground evidently, that sensible, reasonable people
must find the meitns or materials lor
religious Instruction In the common
school. AVe . aro simply shut up to
this. There ds nothing else fur It.
And this Includes not only till that
Is. most vital to Christian lifo, but
all that is must siilemn, Impressive,
nnil nt authority tu the liuuiun mind,
the existence of one living nnd true
(lull, man's dependence upon nim In-
vulvlng pruyer, tho fact DI revelation
und Its binding authority, so that It
is ti divine rule und guide nf lifo and
conduct, the ilnctrino of a futuro stato
and of rewards and punishments j tho
fact of sin nntl provision inn'de for divine forgiveness nnd ponce. All this
Is common ground, nntl surely it Is
reiIglous.���Oflnada Preshyterlnn.
��� Is It cfiiuiiii.il ground? And It It
w-ere common ground to-dny how long
would It continue so? And what
right would tho Stato bnvO to coerce
any man's conscience? Would tho
Government tako the money of Jowh
to pay for teaching their children
Christianity under a compulsory education Act? Or would It generously
tako their money but lot them withdraw their children? And what of
Unitarians hnd those who nro unable
to reconcile the teachings of the sects
with tlielr ideas of ' truth'.' Havo
they not rights before the laav ? If
the State can do no better In dealing
with seculnr things than history���recent history���proves, ought wo to be
so eager to place la her hands the religious training of our children? Spirit
of tho old religious reformers, where
urt thou? G. A. McBain & Co,,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Hat air furnaces set by CH. Tarbell
The schools wil! open on Monday next.
Williams & Hunter are calling for lenders for the erection nf two more cottage*.
New novels, plain and fane/ ata
tlonery at Plmbury's.
There fell during July 1,09/100 inches nf rain.
Plumbing done and baths put in by
Langmau & Co. have moved into their
new premises next door to the printing
office and are opening up 35 cases ol
new goods. Look out lor Special liar-
For Kent. ��� The store, corner of
Comox road and Dunsmuir ave. lately
occupied bv Thk News priming establishment.  'Enquire at NltWS OFFICE.
Wanted.���hynn accomplished young
lady to correspond with a young gen.Ionian wilh a view to inatiimony���must
not be over 35. Address confidentially
"A" News Office.
W. H. Davidson has leased The
Waverly House He is expected to take
possession in a few days or as soon as
Mr. Lindsay is ready to move into his
new house on Church avenve. Shake,
The married men carried oli'the honors
in lhe base ball game between thom and
the single men. played last Saturday on
the Athletic Grounds. The score stood
9 to 6.    Hurra for the married menl
We have nn exhibition at The News
office a specimen ol horned winter wheat
heavy heads, the kernels well filled out,
and on stems about 5 feet ti'.gh. This
wheat was grown by J.I'. Davis, and no
one who sees it will doubt the ability to
grnw good wheat in this section. The
exhibition also contains specimens of timothy, and tints. The timothy is 7 leet
tall and the oats 6 feet. They are worth
It is with regret that it will be learned
that we are about to lose Mr. K. P. Ed
wards, who, until comparatively recently
was in charge of Wm. Langton's branch
store here, popularly known as Cheap
John's. He built up thc trade here���
largely coining to hini on account of thc
respect and good will in which he was
held. We understand he now goes back
to the Magnet Store, Nanaimo, which
arrangement will enable him to be wuh
his family. It is pleascnt to know that
he is being appreciated at home as he
certainly has been here, coining as he
did as a stranger.
Geo. Goldsmith last week passed a
Confederate bill for $20 to Mrs. l'iket in
payment of his board receiving back S5 in
change. It was dark when the bill Was
passed, anrl hence not al once detected.
When tlie nature ofthe bill was discovered complaint was made and Officer
Hutchison took liim before Messrs Mc
Knight and Mollis for further investigation. They sent the gentleman up to the
Provincial hotel for a week's meditation
and provender, after which he will lie
given a further hearing.
His valise has since been stolen (rnm
his mom at I'ikei's, but recovered by Offi
der Hutchison. It is probable that
others may be implicated.
The undersigned will receive tenders
up to noon of Tuesday the 201I1 of August for the purchase of the excellent organ used in the Reading Room Hall, the
proceeds of which will be given to the
Union and Comox District Hospital.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Thus. Pussell, Union.
During the week last past two fine
hunches of flowers were received Irom
Mr. John J. R. Miller of Liltle River
Gardens, a fine pyramidal boquet from
Mr. J. P. Davis of Comnx, a quantity of
fine flowers from Miss H. Barnes of Co-
mux, books and papers from a Iricnd,
and last but not least trout from a friend.
Last Tuesday the ladies nf the Wi'ling
Worker's Guild of S: James' Episcopal
Church gave ��� most successful entertainment at the Agricultural hall, Courte-
my. The hill was crowded with a well
pleased audience and many were heard
to declare thai the entertainment was
the best ever offered to the people of
Comox district.
There were a 'air number from Union
whose presence was a pledgs of sympathy
between the two congregat'ons nf Trinity
and St Andrews. The object nl the entertainment was to raise funds for a new
parsonage. The Willing Workers were
naturally much encouraged and desire t*>
thank all those who took part in ihc pro
gramme and those who attended, Ihc
following-it the:���
Part i.
Quartette ��� Messrs   Duncan,   Giant,
Mallard. Fulton.
Snng ��� Mrs. E. Duncan.
Recitation ��� Miss M iry Milligan.
Flower son,* ���The Misses Dingwall,
Smith, Trumpet anrl Willemar.
Violin and binjn��� Messrs is.  Smith
and V. Smith.
Raspberries   antl   cream, ice cream,
cakes, lemonade,.ctr.
Part 1.
Song ��� Tlie three nltl maids nf.Lte.
Recitation ��� Mrs. Collis.
Song ��� Mrs. Horace Smith.
Recitation ��� Mr. J.B. Holmes,
Song - Mr.  Giant.
Money to Loan on Farm or City property-monthly re-payments or
Straight Loan
Money loaned for private parties securing them 10% net.
Business and Residential lots in Union, for Sale on Small monthly payments.
Short notes discounted.
Fire Life and Accident Insurance.
It was in the summer of 1895.
A path runs up the mountain side to
Allan lake.
The creek which is but an outlet of
the lake has found a channel down a
ravine* whose lofty sides are, af places, of
diwy height, stmjgfft as the tall trees
grown upon ils banks.'
The ascent i.s gradual.
A short way up you can, bv facing
about, obtain a magnificent view of Union Camp. The white cottages, the
houses of the hardy miners, glisten in the
sunlight. The quaint Chinese to.vn lies
at your feet���an Oriental ev'ntic. The
gardens are green with fresh vegetation.
Altogether 11 is a varied and interesting
Furlher up the path, near the edge of
the lofty banks of the mountain Stream, a
young woman sat at the fool of a tree
with shady branches. She was app ucnt
ly absorbed in reflection. Her f ice revealed wonderful tenderness aad strength
Her hair floated carelessly down upun
her shoulders. Huffed by a gentle breeze
and beauiilicd bv golden arrows of the
sun sent t'nough il truin between the
Not far away, but unobserved by the
maiden, was the figure of a man. He
was evidently on his way tn tlie lake, fur
he has his bambini rod, antl reel, lie
has stopped at a respectful distance but
is evidently charmed by the upparntion
of so much loveliness. His face shows
signs of thought anil care, of strength and
wisdom. Watched closely a feeling of
alarm may be seen creeping into his
features. He moves cautiously forward,
noiselessly; then lying prune upon the
ground creeps swiftly but unnoticed within a lew feet of the woman, seizes with
his left hand a low strong branch of a
firmly rooted tree and with the other, her
hand, and then with a powerful move-
ment throws lior some! distance toward
thc path, jusl as the tree against which
she was leaning, with soil and rock, and
with a noise like the crack of a rille, guts
hurtling down more than 2 10 feet into lhe
ravine below.
"Do noi be alarmed," he said; "vou
are safe, but had a very narrow escape."
and then apologetically, he added: 1 was
on my way to the lake and stopping tn
rest nbsei ved you, and a moment Inter
signs ofthe bank's caving. I did nnt
dare to speak lor fear that some energetic movement nn your part at your tirst
realization of danger would precipitate
the catastrophe I dreaded," and bowing
he turned to leave.
"Ynu will at least permit me* to know
the name of my preserver," she cried.
Turning, he smilingly answered, "I
could not have dune less for any human
being. I am happy' howevei, to have
been uf service to one for whom 1 trust
life has vet much nf enjoyment in store.
If it ill any satisfaction to you to know,
my name is Mr. Arthur. And without
giving an opportunity for reply he disappeared;
*   :       *���:������     *:���-.���*:* *
It was nn a beautiful evening in lhe
early pin of August that Mr. Arthur and
���we will call her Mary���were walking
together nn the Courtefi'ay road.
"Your brother is weak and needs your
guidance, but for thai vou would not refuse to become my wife?"   he said gently
"I cannot think nf love when duty intervenes. I must devote my life tn my
brother. Ile has noble impulses, but nature has not given him the strength tn re
tist temptation.    I must he his guardian."
*-.\h! he replied, ynu make a terrible
mistake it ynn think ti follow the footsteps of sn many who have itnmnlnitd
them.elves on lhe altar of duty, lielieve
me, we can do nur thuy best by being
trut? m ourselves. A natural human life,
grounded in wisdom, blessed with affection, strung in spiritual grace, and cor-
nctti-d wiih noble endeavor���rot sacrificed- i-. the true life tn lead, In this
way 11 becomes a sunpnrt to the weak;
for them an illumination ol hope and inspiration lo effort. They should be
taught to can v their own burdens that
they too may be strong���lifted up, not
ourselves cast down. Only this way can
we become most useful.
"I have never thought of it in lint way"
she answered meekly
You need not, ho replied earnestly, turn your back upon duty in traveling
the brighter path of love. Let mc be
your companion in life's journey and
ynu shall nm need lor help tn properly
discharge all real obligations.
For answer she turned her face suffused wilh a glow nf mingled happiness and
gratitude, lull upon him lhat he might
read his victory in li-'r eyes.
Until August 25th I  will sell off the
balance of my summer stock at cost.
Miss Nash, Unicn,
iff        ��*        i|
P m
Cotripx. B. O.
Choice  Family Groceries.
Also Flour, Feed, Etc., at
I F. Curran 8
>jrj-yyyy~yyjp y.yyy^y-yjTyyyrjyy-yA
Notary Public.
Agent, for tha Alliance Pipe
Insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Ag?nt for the Provincial
Building and Loan Assoeiation of Toronto	
'    *"  ���'"'"���   f' Union. B C
On and after July 1st. I will let
single rigs for a drive to Courtenay for $1.50.
A reward nf $25 will be paid fnr information leading tothe conviction ofthe
person who recently killed a siecr belong
mg tn me on Kiibson's ranch.
Simon Leiser.
Notice is hereby given that a County
Court of Nanaimo will be held at Comox on Wednesday, the 14th day nf
August, 1895 at the hour of 3 o'clock
in the afternoon.
By order,
H. Stanton,
Deputy Keg.
July oih. 180;.
J. A. Ca-thew
T71TIO--"-, B. O.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Tablo No.  84,
To take effect at 8.00 e. n. M *f*H<
day. April   6th    18��.   Trail*
run on Pacific Standard
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pninta for a faro and a (juatlar. (im* lor at-
turn nut latrr than Sunday.
Itoturn Tickets fur am. aa * a half artawi
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