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The Weekly News Mar 26, 1895

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Array G. A. McBdi.i & Co.
Beal Estate Broken
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain & Co.
Real Estate Broken  <v
���^        '   Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!    G/\Sfl JS fCJflG
I   WILL   NOT   BE   UNDERSOLD, j we hate ito fakot p^0-re
But cannot sell goopk at cost on credit; conkkquentlv
on and after april ist 1 will 1)0 business on thk cash
system, and mv 1'kicks are:
HunKM-ian Flour 1500 p*r lib!.
Br-nt 1'ortlund Flour ***l.*,5  "     "
Vent llnru-i n rti.
Hen;. JlrtM.kl'iwl lUiwii  13 cl".
Pent Auicrionn ('oul Oil...
r-ilifoi-uid Cunnud Fruit ���
1 nii'iDii l.tijerHiiisiin. ...
 H.85 per onto '
...$'.�� tie peril- js
...3 llm frStart 1
..4 lba./r-i-i els ,
Vnticouvi'i- (irarnliilod Sof-ar ��� not l-'hiium-.*   SJ..',0 pur 100 lb-*,
PrlKht  Yelli-w  Hinriirr.ni fliim-hi .    S4 *.'.> per UO llm
Pros Beans or TeinaUei  jOciuib for 91.00
liiifc nut i-iiLitaljiius 011 Nnilii wliuii you warn un)'.
Rj?"No Skimping in Weights md Measures^] at tlie
oui��a:BEi^T_.AisrTJ    store.
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.20,1895.
New   Enyland   Restaur nnt
0. H. Fechner, Prop'r.
Meals A? All Hours
Prices:-10c. 15c. and 25c.      21 Meals for $500.
���Union, B.O, =-
OUR STOCK of oi M.u,u.
Bargains! Bargains!
We  are this week offering
in Flannelettes, Prints, Ginghams, Hats, Caps, Gent's  Fur
nishings, Boots and Shoes.
To the Electors of the Vancouver Island District
Gentlemen: -At the request of a large
number ofthe Liberul-Conservutive e'ec*
'���-rs frnm the different parts of  this   Dis
t i , I again heieby*|*nnnnunce m-jself
a-iiu candidate in the interests nf the
Liberal Cnnseivauvc p.triy ut the coming
dec i ion.
Yjurs very rcspcrtfully,
Nanaimo,)).( ., A. II.islam.
M-r h iSlll, :8 :.
The following li*it��--s�� remain. S*n', the
post oflice Ut Union, aVitfufilrs-icall'td-fur
during the c nn ina week fn if be sent   to
1 the dead letter office!
Wm. Adams, Peter Connally, John
Dcrmarcn, Alex. Gavin, Kichard Golds-
worth), Mr. Gu-ble, Emanuel \V. Jack.
.Mr. b.rd, Robert McKay, Miss Jane
Maitin, Adrenn Mever, G-tiseppe Rttncu,
Chas. S. Underbill, J. H. Williams, Joseph White, aud II. Whitley.
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books,
imported and  Domestic Cigars.    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Tha Above Stores Adjoin, Where Everything* of the Beet in their Reapective
lines will be found.
A. IV, Sic I it tyre  Prop.
Choicest meats  always on
hand.    Fresh fish weekly.
f      Vessels    supplied  on the shortest  notice.      ""j
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
Call ond get our prices of Gn,cef>es, Meals,
Fill  til 1,1. V     nil-        **3|"Sole Awnls in the District Icif
tif  lUUItff,    tit.      ��gp��:ni(i Celebrated Sk.1-i.ton Shirt Manufact'y.
jVlcfhee & Wloofe
TJN*10IT   &   COTJUTEtT h T,      B.     O.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
an d   Rugs,  and  our
Celebrated .
woven wire
In Separate
Apa bii en*,
wc keep
Second Hmrl
COT7BTElT.a."**-, S. C.
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and FridaysandatUnion
every week day.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
WR will Bond you by mull for 3ft
i-i-ntsa i'itous tilnctnr, er nis
fr>r$l*tf  for relief of pains in tuck
or clio-it.
C.H.litiwfH, lirnvuit-t,
117 Johnson **l.,
Victoria, H.C.
Theobaldft Brakes
Housk, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole   Agents  for
White Enamel
and    Gold
We con
Embalming, and kei-p all nece.-,s;
iy supplies
nduct  even-  branch  nf the '^'Sf*i* , , $| l "* JT"
akirg   Business   including *4C,fcv.vkfc'Sf'^'*?;
0015-I3ACT0E3 JV.3-TD *B-aT*Li"3EI*S
Grant & McGregor
Thos, 0. Morgan
Fashionable Tailor
Noae but the be--t
qujl.t "I most
fashionable "oods
k. pt in stock
William's Block,
-jniok, e. c.
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians nnd Surgeons.
-tjnioit. "B. O.
Cmirluna) nlill Llm llni will tiu viairryl ovory
Wnlim rtaj lift. mo. n tor llio |iiill .see of roll-
I'ntlontfl ai nillalAnru will ronolvo c-r'y al-
tonliiili on ro oil t of to oiihoiiu lilumaKO'
Our first shipment has arrived-3700 yards English Prints;
Inspect them.
Special tn clear for one week only:
10 doz. men's flannelette shirts, 25 cts, 5 for $1.00. A !ot
of dress ginghams, 15 yds. for $1.00,���regular price 10 cents.
50 Pc. grey flannel, cS yds. for $1.00���regular price 25 cents.
Not more than 24 yds. sold to one person.
Our store is being enlarged to make room for springgoods
���wait for them. *
Riverside Hotel.
I am nj-uin at Ihc Old Stand at Oniric
nny, anil solicit the patronage o Hint
class of tlie public nho are willing tn pay
Spot Cash
Ami can  guarantee
mme solid   ('.unfurl
far lite money than
nny   where  else
in ihc district.
him liar.
Clean, Comfortable Rooms and Neds,
Courteous Attention, and Satisfactory
Sipiop Leiser.
The Ladies Aid of the
Presbyterian Church will have
A Grand Sale
Of useful and ornamental
work, during the day and
evening of Tuesday Apr. 2nd,
At Reading Room Hall.
No Charge for Admission.
Open to young men and women, Al|
tli.tt care and experience can do for the
young people.
Special terms for five month course.
For further particulars apply to
Box 145, D. McD. Hunter,
Union. Teacher,
Cash subscriptions received so far are
a-, follows;
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5; \V.
Glensnn, $5; W, Ro**, $���*; Dr. Lawrence,
$5: L. Mounce, $5; J. McKim St Sons,
2 go; A. C. Fulton, $2; E. 1'imburv 5*. Co
52.50; 0. H. Fechner, 52; T. D. McLean
$2| W. F. Lawson. $1; K. Sauser, $1;
G. H. Scolt, $1J Thos. Horn, $];Cas:*,,j2
This list will be kept standing until the
canvass is closed, and will he added to as
-.ubscrptions arc received. Help along
ihe good work.
270 acres of land at Oyster River. To
���<��� sold cheaply. Apply to Win Duncan
1236 1 Sandwick CO., II. C.
Any person having a claim against the
assigned estate ut VV, Sharp must make
oath to the same before a Notary Public
ir some judicial officer, and file the claim
vhh the underpinned on or before the
iist day of April, 1895. in order lo share
1 the distribution of said estate.
Mar. 13th 1895. L. W. Fauquier
-3b. Carpets.   Rugs. ^
x        Shades.        x
Big consignment of -these
roods just received hy Grant
k McGregor. The window
hades will make your eyes
vater���just frnm the celebra
ed firm of Menzie, Turner &
^o.,   Toronto.
Lost���A time  book.   The   finder  will
Lowest CASH Price
A. (). FULTON.
?agart & Waterhouse
Ettate anrJ General Agents
Farm I'ropertibs kok Sai.k in ai.i.
Maii.bd on Application
164 acres fronting Comox
Murtv-nir, being Lot to, Net
son Dist. Union Railway
cros-.es ibis properly.
Price $i,5<jo., or will lie divided into to and 20 acre
blocks at $10 per acre.
A gambling raid w.is made Sunday
morning on one ofthe "dens" where black
jick is wont to he phved. Saturday was
p,-y day and the foolish ynung fellows
who hid worked hard f"r their monev
were over anxious to part with it. Hav
ing located the den tile police forceofthe
district���Hutchison and Smitltursi of
Union nnd Anderson ol the Hay awaited
the h nir. At 2 oclock tin* lights were
burning hnd the game in npcr-ttion,
One detachment -the May contingent
was stationed in thc rear, Hutchison wns
tq attack in from, followed bj Elijah on j
fool, At n ghen signal the from dour
was forced and Hutchison sprang lor tin*
^rei-n bnizo tabic down lhe central orifice
of which thc "counters1, were dropping
If ever consternation was ileptt in! on hu
man countenances it was ihen. The
nest moment bome rushed foi the back
door where they were gobbled t>p,by the [
Hay dctarhtneui; others p'unged toward
the front dont left apparently uncovered",
only to fall into lhe arms of the hurley
Elijah. The only one wlm remained unmoved was the "p issum" gambler and
trusty reporter ol'I'm. Nkws, who was
cnrel'tdlv taking notes ofthe proceedings.
The large number pre*-.< nl was a surprise.
The table was literal)' cnrpelcd with hank
bills. The black jackers were chiefly
young fellows���fallow players, some of
them connected wuh leading establishments of the town to whom exposure
would be a fearful punishment, and might
tend to harden them into confirmed crim
inals. It was therefore determined to
turn lhe raid into an official warning
which it will not be safe to ignore. The
black jack table was condemned to destruction. The misguided young fellows,
whose names our reporter secured, were
paroled during good behaviour; but if
caught again will be marched to Jenkins
and Kelly's establishment where they wiil
be duly photographed and their pictures
henceforth be used to grace the Hlack
Jack gallery. Incarceration al the jail
Will follow and possibly they will help to
swell the chain gang for street improvement iu the Diamond City.
Mr. I). R. Voung, who has come to
Union with his family to reside, will visit
the principal business men and farmers
ofthe district with thc purpose of taking
photographic views of farm scenes, dncl
lings, business antl industrial establishments indicative of the resources and de
velopmcnt of the district, If he meets
wiih reasonable encouragement tliese
photographic views will he reproduced in
the form of cuts, and by an arrangement
with the publisher of this paper will ap
pear in a special illustrated edition, the
size of which will, of course, depend upon
the number of cuts furnished fur use.
It wi'l take the place of tlie regular issue,
contain the usual matter, and he as much
larger as thc illustrations require���nol
less than eight pages
Such an edition wiil doubtless attract
wide attention not only to the wonderful
growth of this town but as well tu the
vast mineral ami agricultural resources nf
thi**. section,   hitherto  so little  known.
Mr. Young is authorized ta take orders
for COptiS of the special edition and every
one interested 10 the welfare of the district should order a few lo be sent away
to friends. The edition will be limited to
our regular subscription li**l and the special orders received. Tin ccntJ each will
he charged for extra copies. Our ndver
liscrs will nf course receive, without cost
thc benefit of the inrreascd circulation.
About two years ago -more or less-
Grant & McGregoi opened a small furniture store ���"down llie camp." Tliey were
anr-��K the first, however, to bllild in the
new townsite of Cumberland. They
weie fortunate in inakinu arrangements
for the exclusive agency of thc 1 elebraled
McClafy stoves and soon innk the lead
in this branch, doing a lar**c business all
over lhe district. They In ve al -o made
a drive in woven wire inatresses, iron bed
steads etc. Lately lhey have added window shades, rugs and carpels. Kequir*
ine. more room they have tusl creeled .1
two storey building on Hrst St. near
their main building where they conduct
the undertaking business in all us brnnch
cs. Upstairs is lheir manufacturing and
upholstery business. Near by they keep,
in one of their cluslnr ol buildings, a
stock of second hand furniture so as to
accomodate all. A >eii and a half ago
the second storey of thru store building
was Ihed as a hall, but il was soon needed for storage room, and the development
-if their extensive business will soon coin
pel them to build on lhe adjnining vacant
space between lheir store and the Waverly hotel.
' In addition to their furniiurc and un*
delinking business the) art lhe most extensive builders in town. I'llis department is under the ;di.e maungcmcnl of
Mr. H. McCiegor, ihrjuntoi member of
the firm who devotes his exclusive attention to it.
Get Leiser's prices on nails before
4341 Rolls isf Wall Paper just received
by McPhee & Moore.
Sheriffs advice���Don't advertise and
I'll do tke rest.
New novels, plain and fancy stationery at Plmbury's.
Partridge Cochin eggs for sale at $2.:o
per setting of 13- K. P. Kdwards.
The great sale of dannel will continue
another week at Simon  Leiser's.
Kresh island eggs, two dozen for 45 cts
at McPhee i!v Moore's
100dpi. shirls, 50 doz. hats, and niw
goods arriving Meekly at Simon Leiset's.
Spring medicines for cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury'��
drug store.
The Minstrel show at Courtenay   was
fairly well attended, and is well spoken uf.
Nobody should neglect to lake advantage of the bargains at Leiser's this week.
Meal tickets (21 meals) Is, at the Wa*
erly House, and single meal for 25 centa.
A complete assortment of hardwares
oil and paint always kept on hand at
A Chinaman last Saturday was run.
over and killed on thc (rack leading from
No 1 shaft.
Pishing rods, peels, files, and baskets all new at   Plmbury's drug
and book store.
for sai.k���Cheap for cash, a good Karn
organ.    Knquire   of  T.  I).   McLean,
jeweler. Union.
No word his been received as to ihe
result ofthe heading yesterday of Dickson
& Co. license case.
Outside amateurs are not a drawing
card in Union. We have plenty of that
kind of talent at home.
McPhee & Moore lead in low prices;
others follow. Call and get lheir prices
before ordering elsewhere.
For Sale���Some valuable lots in  Cu��i
be'liml townsite.    Enquire of
jas. Abrams.
Mr Geo. Rne has been appointed quar-
rantinc officer for the inspecti-in ol fruit
trees arriving at our outer wharf.
For choice pies, cakes, wedding rakc-v
party or social refreshments, rail uft
Ken ward St Prockter the Courtenay bakers,
Mr. John Urquhart of Urquhart Bros. ���
mot last week with another   accident   at
the mill receiving an unpleasant   cut   on
one of his hands.
The trustees of Union school are to b��
commended for repairing the fence along
thc front of the school !ot--a much needed improvement.
Mr. Ceo. Hoe has been elected secretary treasurer ofthe local board of the
Canadian Mutual Loan and Investment
Co. ;n place of J. Bruce resigned.
The Mammoth Union Store is being
enlarged to make room for spring pur
chases; when finished it will be the finest
store in the Piovince if not in thc
If there were any "tin horr." men up
last Thursday we havn't heard of it.
They had prob-bly leirr.ed of the change
in the situation here and as the boys say
"taken a tumble."
Last week Peter Muller met with an
accident at No 5 Shaft receiving a pretty
severe injury from a falling rock which
caught him on thc head and back. lie
was taken to thc hospital.
NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE.' Before buying a sewing machine see the latest improved light 1 turning Ncw Home
with all attachments at from $3 to $5 per
month on installments, Call at John
Williams1 near News office, get   prices.
It is rumored that the Vancouver Sugar
Refinery has closed duun on account of
thc sudden drop in prices at Union,
Dutch granulated fell from $6,60 to $4 50
for loo lbs. in onc week. An inferior
article can be so'd at $4 ;o, but granulated costs $4,75 for loo lbs. nl Mi Phee �����
The woik of clearing up the front of
the lots preparatory to laying down the
sidewalk was commenced by thc con trac
tor on Saturday. Ina fortnight, if the
weather he fa*-orable, we may expect lhe
job lo be completed. We need have no
fear hut that the company will faithfully
and within a reasonable lime extend the
sidewalk down through the camp.
Provincial Officer Hutchison ha*-*
been authorized tO act a> health officer, and will enfon e the sanitary reguta.
linns here. Neglect or refusal to comply
will result in all cases in prompt prosecu
tion. He has hi*, orders and has no np
tion but tn obey, ami in ihe performance
of his arduous and delicate dunes, he will
receive tiie encouragement aud CO*Opera
tion of all good 1 iti/.eus,
Apply to GEO. H. ROE, UNION;
���or -
Taggart & Waterhouse.Nanaimo
The tm,' Daisy and scow left on the
20th with 154 ions of wash coal consigned 10 Peabndy, Victoria.
On the :2nd the tug Falcon and scow
took 154 tons of coal for the Northwestern Steamship company.
The San Mateo left on the 24th with
4,325 tons of coal for the Southern Pa
tine at port Los Atigelos,
please leave it at the Np.ws   ..flue  fnr I     ^e City of Everett will l>e due on the
lhe owner. ,BW'
Lost-A bunch of keys.   Kinder  will       Bark Richard III Is due.
please return them to L. \V. Fauquier 1     The steamer Mineola is  on  the  dry
and receive a suitable reward. * dock.
] The fine hotel property known as the
Courienay House, with all convenient
outbuildings, is now for sale on easy
terms. The hotel i-* perhaps the best
constructed building for thc purpose in
the district, comparatively new, is now
doing a good paying business, and is
admirably situated at the junction of
the Union road with the liiy and Sf*
tlemcnt roads, in the thriving village of
Courtenay-the beait of Comox settlement and the gateway to Ur.ion mines.
Satisfactory reasons given for lelbnif.
For further particulars enquire of Rob
ert Graham, the proprietor, on the
It is the intention lo bring the brass
band up from Nrnaimo or Wellington
-1 ml have a big time here May 24th.
The masquerade ball was a success-
picturesque and grotesque.   An account
1 of it will appear next wick.
To --peak <*f Simon Leiser's store as a
mammoth establishment WHS suitable a
li ii-* ume ago when it had not grown to
its present immense proportions. Hut
what mud shall wc use to characterize it
now? Last week we noticed a division
running down ihe center of thc store
room nf "magnificent distances" and on
cai h side of this division wall was shelving, increasing ihe shelving   capacity   of
the store by fully cne third, and affording
facilities for (he thc classification of stock.
Our curiosity was now aroiiscd and we
ttink a run up stairs. Here divisions had
been made and all the available space-
was crammed with goods. Talk about
stores ! You could put a do-en ordinary
stoics into this and they wouldn't be noticed Compared with uthei stores it is
in point of si/c as the Great Eastern
steamship wns beside an ordinary tub of
a boat.
Services next Lord's day conducted hy
the pastor, I). Mclntyre, in the hill.
Morning tl a.m.- Subject: Cn-labor
ers with God. Evening 8 p.m.���-Subject:
The prodigal son.
Sabbath school 3 p.m. Pastor's Bible
class 3 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7. 30 p.m.
JtmnaSnm 7rr\7%\.
The next duy was a busy one for Guest
He hail to attend Qourl, and In tlie lifter
noon lie stole a visit to Mias.J'-rolil, where,
hy "tin- merest ohanoe," he found Edio,
who was also there hy "the merest
chance," but they had a long chat about
their invalids, as they termed them, and
then Guest apoke of his Ideas respecting
"And you nil here talking lo me';" she
aaid. "Why, you ought to be having the
place searched."
"Von think bo, too?"
-* Ol coiim**, and without loss nf time,
Why, Percy, lie may have known all ahout
Mal--ol.ii StraUou'a trouble, and now the
chance has gone forever."
" Steady, steady I" oaiil Ouost, smiling
at the girl's impetuosity. " Don't let your
Imagination runaway with you. It's rather
had sometimes."
He left almost directly, and was half
disposed to go straight in the police station
nearest the inu ; hut it occurred to him
that he had stirred Stratton a good deal on
the previous night, and that if he could get
his friend's Interest full upon this matter it
WOUtd be a good thing;
" I dare Bay it will all turn out to be
nothing���mere imagination," ho thought ���
hut, even if it is, it may do something to
get the poor fellow out of this morbid
Btate. After all, Brettison may be there'
But Quest felt so little upon the matter
that he did not hurry to his friend's rooms
till after dinner, and, to his surprise, found
that he was either not iu or obstinately
determined not to be Interrupted, for there
was no reply to his knocking.
" Pll get him to let me have a latchkey,"
he thought, "for he is not lit to be left
On the chance oi Stratton being there ho
went on to Benchers' Inn, and, to hia
surprise and Satisfaction, ho saw a light in
the room.
After a few minutes Ida knock wr,s re-
Bponded to, and lie was admitted,
"You havo eome again, then," said
Stratton reproachfully.
"Of courae," replied Guest, and he
Hnatched at the idea again about HroUi'son,
"Look here," he said, "I have made up
my mind that the proper thing to do is to
have thai room entered. Brettison has
been away m-milis, and it ought to ho
"lint you havo no authority," said
Stratton uneasily
"You   have, a.
" No, no, r.o,"
" I tell you it's right," said Guest,
" We'll go to the station quietly, give
notice, and a couple oi men will come, and
bring a locksmith or carpenter to open the
" Impossible 1    'J he publicity : it would
be hoirible,"
" If we found tho old fellow lying dead
there, yes.   But he may not be."
���^"No, he may not be, Bo it cannot be
done," Bald Stratton   with an unwonted
animation which  made  Guost the more
i his nearest   friend   and
huid Stratton uneasily.
" But it can."
*���* I say no," said Stratton angrily,
������ But I nay yes."
*��� i.uu have no right, no business what'
ever, to interfere in tlie matter. 1 will not
have Mr. Brettison's place broken open and
his things disturbed, It shall not be done."
"Bravo," thought Guest j "a little
more argument ot this sort would bring
him round." And full of determination,
right or wrong, to persevere he said distinctly :
"Look here, Stratton, have you any
special reason for refusing to listen to iny
words! "
"I���I���a reason':' oried Stratton looking
startled.   "None whatever."
"Oh !   Yon seemed ao stubborn."
"The natural feeling ot a scientific man
against intruders meddling with his
"Mr. Brettison made no objection to
your breaking in upon him when he waa
dangerously Ul and would have died with
ou'. your help.1'
Stratton was silenced for tho moment.but
he broke out directly with :
"But I am sure he haa not been back,"
"How can you be, away as you have been
an long '.''
" I should have heard him or aeen him.
He would havo como in to mc."
"Look here, Stratton," said tiueatat
last, " if you oppose my Wishes so atrongly
1 ahall think that yon have aome special
reaHon for it."
Stratton's eyes contracted a littio aa he
looked fixedly at his Friond.
" I shall not oppose you, then," be Baid,
after moistening his HpB, ns if speaking
was an effort, " Have tin* place examined"
" I will," fried Guest eagerly. " Como
on with me Lo the police Station, aud let's
give informal mn.''
���Stratton shrank back in hlsseat,
" No, no. Speak to tne people at the
lodge;tlie man oan open lho ilonr. '
" No; 1 am not going to have thn matter
spread abroad.      Ami I  do not accept the
responsibility, No hesitation now ; eome
Stratton was so weakened by ill health
and nervous shook that, in spite of himself,
he felt compelled to yield, and ten minutes
later tliey wero m the cold, formal atation,
where In* fell, ns It iu a dream, held there
against his will, ami lislcuing while Guest
told the Inspector on duly his suspicions as
if they wero those of Ins neighbor Stratton,
who, of oourse, was not sure, only uneasy,
ami desirous of i-uietty learning whether-
by any possibility, there was something
"We'll snon BCC It, that, sir," Bald the
inapector tjulctly, and sending a niessago
by a constable, a sergeant was called Into
the ollice,l he matter explained to him,and,
after a sharp glance at the two strangers,he
proposed to cull and get Johnson to come
with them,as he would be homo from work
and they eould pick bim up on the way.
The Inspector expressed his appoval- and
then said I
"I hope, gentlemen, you will find it is
all a mistake, for your friend's sake, Good
As soon as they were outside the sergeant turned to ihem.
" As yon want to mak.* no fuea, gentlemen, and would Ilka the matter kept quiet
R-ipposc you both go on? I'll join you in
ten minutes with my man. People may
notice it, if wo all go Logothor."
Guest nodded, and they separated. Then
a cab wasoalted, and Slratton'a chambers
once more reached.
Here the latter grew strangely excited,
and began to protest against the proceedings,
" Look here, ' said Quest warmly, " if I
had had any doubt, aliout ils being right I
���hould goon now."
" Why I" cried Stratton wonderingly.
" Because the exeitoinct of another's
trouble or-suffering Is rousing you up, old
fellow, and making you seem something
like what you were of obi.
Stratton caught him by the arm, and
was about to insist   upon the  plan being
given up, when there was a sharp rap at
the door, and 11 ueit caught up caudle an d
matches aud led the way out on to the landing, followed by Stratton, who looked a
ii he were in a dream.
The Sergeant Was outside with a man of
the  regular carpenter   class,   with   a bag
wung over his shoulder by a hammer passed through the handles,
"Here we are,gentlemen," said Lhe police
Ificer. "Candle*; Shan't want It, sir ; I
have a lantern, uml it will be handier.
You wisii it all t;�� be done quietly, you say,
bllt I'm afraid our friend here will make a
little noise wiih his tools. People down*
Blaira will hear."
They nre only offices below,'1 Baid
"I patairs, thon?"
"No one thero in thoevonlna."
"That's right then. sir. Which is tho
door J"
At a word from Guest, Stratton moved
aoross the landing and turned down the
paaaage in which Brettison's doorway stood,
moving still in the same dreamy fashion, as
Inn friend's will forced him to act, and as
ihey reached tho doorway ihc sergeant
turned on his lantern, ao that thc light
played about the keyhole.
"Now.Jem," he said, "have a look at it
What do you any '���
The man slouched up, and t he shadow of
hts head, with its closely fitting cap, glided
about on the door, aa he turned from .lidc
to Bide to get a good look al the little
"Light mere this way,matey," he growl
ed,in an ill-used lone. "That'll do. Steady,
please,    I don't want to look at the 'ingea."
"Thoro you are, then. Well, ia it apiek'
or a sawout ?"
"Pick," aaid ihc man, awiuging his bag
down on to thc floor aud opening it by
drawing out the hammer.
There waB a faint jinkleas the bag was
opened, and its owner looked up in a
protesting way.
"Can't work il you make a .lacky Lantern game of it, matey.    I want to see."
The light of the lantern was directed into
the bag, revealing a block, a box of centre
bits, a keyhole saw, ami a couple of buuehea
of attenuated keys, some of which were
merely a slccl wire turned al right angles
at tho end.
"Nice, respectable looking character this,
gentlemen," saitl the sergeant dryly.
"Supposed to be an honest man; but it a
'tec. got hold of him wiih a hag like that
he'il have to say a great deal before anyone
would believe nim,    That one do, my lad ''."
"No, too blg,"flald the workman huskily,
and ho began to whistle softiy aa he coolly
selected another honklike skeleton key from
hia bunch ; while Gueat stood watching the
pair with a atrango feeling of nervousness
increasing upon him, caused parti** by the
weird aapeo-, of the scene, wun all in darknesa aave tho round patch of lighten the
old drah*painted oaken door, iu which glow
the fingers of ihe workman were busily
engaged, aB if thoy were part of some goblin
porformanoe, and wero quito distinct from
any body lo which they should have bclong-
He began wondering, too, whether there
really waa any causo tor their operations���
whether poor old Brettison really did lie
dead tn the dusty room beyond tho double
doors which held them at bay���dust to
duat, thc mortal frame of thc gentle old
naturalist slowly decaying into the atoms
by whicli ho was surrounded ; and whether
it waB not Something like sacrilege to interfere with ao peaceful a repose.
And all Lhe time the little steel pick was
probing about among lhe wards of thc
lock with a curious clicking pound, above
which Guest could bear tho intermittent,
harsh breathing of hi i friend, who watched
the Illuminated door with a stern, fixed
Tho Bccoud pick was after a time withdrawn.
"No good !" aaid tho aergcant,
"Not a bit," growled tlie man, and he
held his bunch of keys up to the glass of
the bull's eye lantern.
"Don't worry, old chap," aaid the aer-
geant.    Then,   turning to Gueat:
"Looka nice, respectable lot, wo do,
sir," ho aaid. "If one of your neighbors
waa to flee ua he'd be slipping off to fetch
all the polico he could find, to ace what we
wero about,''
"Wish you'd hold that there light Still,"
growled hia follower. "Who's to find a
pick with your bobbing it ahout liko that 1"
"All right. Don't get Bhirty, my lad;"
an 1 then, aa a fresh pick was aolected, anil
the man began operating again,the sergeant
placed his hand beside his mouth, after
directing thc light full on the keyhole, and
whispered to Gueat:
"I'm afraid you're right, air,"
"What do you mean ':"
"What you thought, sir. There's somebody lying in there, aure aa aure, or my
mate hero wouldn't tum like he haa."
"Oh nonsense |" whispered Guest unensi*
"No, Bir ; it's right enough. He's liko a
good dog ; has a kind of feeling whon
there's something wrong."
"There you go again,'* growled theopera-
tor. "Keyhole aint on tho ceiling, male,
nor yoL on the floor."
"Oh, all right."
"But it aint all right. I've got only two
handa, or I'd hold thc blessed bull's-eye
"There you are, then : will that do t"
"]>o '' Why, of course, it will," growled
the fellow. "1 don't ask much. If you
can't hold a lantern, let one ot tho gentlemen."
"Something's rusty,'1 laid tho sergeant.
"No, it aint that," said the man, taking
the remark literally. "LaokVily enough,
but It's BUOll a rum un���sort of a double
trouble back-fall. I don't know what,
people are about. Inventing such stupid
locks, 'Patent,' the*, call 'em, and what
for 7 Only to give a man more trouble. All
locks can bo opened, if you give your mind
to it, whether you'vo gol a key or no. It'a
only acase nf patience. Thai's gol Inul I" he
said exultantly, and a thrill run through
Gueat. "No, it aint | thatblcssed tumbler's
gone down again. But, iih I wasa*saying,"
he continued, as he resumed his oporal loni
"a man who knows his business can open
lock so -tier or later, so why nint   they  all
made simple antl ha1 dono with It ''."
"If talking would pick a lock," said the
sergeant jocularly, "that oue would have
llown open by now."
"And if chucking tho light of a bull's-
eyo everywheres but how a man wants it
would ha done it, we should ha'been iiiBidc
ten minutea ago. Like to have a try your
self, pardnor ?"
"No, no ;go on," said thesergeantatcrn
ly ; and the man sighed and selected a
fresh pick, one so alight ami small that it
seemed to be too fragile for ihe purpose, an
it Hashed in lhe light while being inserted,
Then ensued a fow minitios of clicking
and scratching before there same a faint
click, and a sigh of satisfaction from the
"There yon are I" lie said, as he drew tin
door toward linn, Lite paint cracking where
it hiul stuck, and a faint creak coming
from one hinge, while there floated out toward them a pull ol dense, thick air, suggestive of an ancient sarcophagus and the
dust of ages and decay.
Then there was 'isliarp.scampenng noise,
and, as Stratton stood peeling forward into
the dark room, where a faint halo of light
spread like a nimbus about tho head o? a
portrait on the further wall, the workman
said, half nervously, half us if to keep up
his courage :
"Rats ."
A BRARCII Fin; THK ii'iimm,.
'The sound ceased on   tho instant as its
cause pasted  through some hole in  th
paneling,and Stratton uttered a low gasping
sigh, ana caught hold of Guest's arm with ...
a grip that felt a-i if it was the grasp oi   a | a
" Are you faint " whispered the young
barrister. " Let me lake you back to your
" Ii thc gautlemait feels queer, Bir, he'd
heller not go on with It," said theserueaut,
also in a low voice, as if iinpieasetl by the
place.    " He isn't used to il; we are."
"Ves," said lhe workman. "Not our
tirst Case, eh, parduerf
But even lie spoke below his breath.
"No, I'll stay," said Stratton more
firmly. " I have been ill, officer, ami it
has left me weak."
Then don't try it, sir. Ynu can leave
it to us."
"Go on," aatd Stratton, after drawing a
long, gasping breath ; "I am quite right
"Spoken like an Kngli-dmian, sir," aaid
the sergeant, " Party's likeness, gents? "
he said, as the light shown full on the oil*
painting across the room; the face of the
gray, benevolent-looking mau   seeming  to
gase at thom reproachfully.
"Yea, my old friend's portrait," aaid
Stratton, withaaigh.
���* Heller let me go first, air," said the
sergeant, pressing, before Stratton, who
was about to enter, but he waa loo lato.
Stratton took a Step forwaid, caught his
fool against something, and nearly fell
headlong into the room,
"Mind my lools, please," growled the
workman, stooping to pick np his bag,
which had lain in the darkness of the opening : and then all stepptd cautiously iuto
the well furnished room, which was, '
almoat every respect, a repetition
Stratton's, only reversed, and a good deal
encumbered with large, open cases full of
bulky folios, containing series of pressed
and dried plants. Tliese hid a great deal
of the paneling ami carving, save on the
right, where, on either side of the beautiful
old fireplace, were two low doors, formerly
lhe entrances lo the passages which connected the room with Stratton's when they
wero part of a auite.
Away lo the left waa another dcor,
matching those by the fireplace���that leading into lhe botanist's bed-chamber ; and
wherever a space was left on the paneling,
there waa a portrait, in au old tarnished
gilt frame, of aome ancestor, each���dimly
seen though it was���as the aergcant made
tho light play round the walls���bearing a
striking resemblance to that which faced
Looka as if he was watching us," said
thc workman huskily; ami ho placed a
piece of tobacco in his mouth, making
Guest start as he closed lhe brass box from
which he had extracted it with a loud snap.
" ih," aaid thc sergeant, in a whisper,
as if lo himself, and he made the light of
his bull's-eye play from easy.chair to
couch, nnd then all about the floor; "I
alwayB wondered how they managed them
Everything looked   in   order,   with one
ceptiou. The thick Turkey carpet and
heavy rug woro exactly as they hud beeu
laid : the fireplace showed the coal, wood,
and paper neatly laid ; aud the chairs were
,11 duly ranged in their places ; but the
aorgeaiit's light rested upon the table���a
heavy oblong affair, with four massive
carven legs���a part of whose top was bare,
for lhe thick green cloth cover, with bullion
braiding at the border, had heen halt
dragged oil", and lay in folds ftom the top
to flour, only kept from gliding right off by
the heavy lamp, aud looking naif it had
been hastily dragged down in cover some
thing by the table, or caught by someone's
foot when passing hastily to the door.
'The sergeant made hia light play on the
dark folds for a few moments, and then
jerked it away.
"Doyou gentlemen mean to stop?" he
said, speaking now a litllo more rapidly.
There was no raply and the man stepped
forward to the tablo, raised ono corner of
the cloth quickly, ami then swung it right
up and ateadily lowered It again, while
Guest uttered a sigh of relief, for there
waa nothing visible but lhe heavy logs of
the table.
Enough to deceive any man," said lhe
aergcant, who then stopped and listened,
ked back, and aoftly closed both doors,
'Mav aa well be private, gentleman." he
aaid,   "IOh !"
This laat to the workman, who had muttered something hi a low voico.
T saya I could ha' swore be waa there,"
So could I, Jemmy," repliod the aergcant, as he made lhe light play around the,
room again, and let it rest upon tho chamber-door.
"There is nothing, you aee," said
Stratton, rather quickly.
Haven't done yet, sir," replied the
sergeant, Then, iu a low voice to Guest���
"I'm pretty well used lo this sort o'thing,
sir, but'pon my aoul I feci aa if I should
like to turn lhnt round. It's just ub if it
waa watching me- There, let's get it
The man had, in spilo of hia being
accustomed to Bcenes of horror, aeemed as
if it were necessary to siring himself up.
He had gone to the tablo finally to lift the
cover, and that had used up n certain
amount of nerve force. He was forced to
make a call on nature for a further supply.
He strode across io lho chamber-door,
threw it open, and walked in, the others
following and standing juat inside, aa tic
made the light play round a well-furnished
bedroom where everything was exactly in
ils place���-the bed made, dressing table in
perlect order, and a couple of cupboards
displaying nothing within but sundry
clothes hanging from pegs.
"Arn'L in her**," sanl the sergeant, after
a final look round, "Been un struggle -
no sign of anyone having been took ill.
Don't like one thing, Join," he added.
"Well," saitl the man, "if you mean,
parduer* that everything looks too tidy,
ami aa if things had been straightened up
all but thc tablo-klvor, that's just what I
was n.'Lh!ukii-g."
"Right-" said the sergeant ; "that was
tho one thing foi got Leu or left in the
"tih, no," said GiiobI quickly. "I sot
we have raised a false alarm."
"May be, Bir," said the sergeant firmly,
"but I'm not satisfied yot. Let's go back
in the other room, please, I want to know
what that tabic* no vor means. Hallo
What's this he said sharply- oa he stooped
down and picked np apiece of composition
candle, gnawud nearly all away. "Wll
the candlestick ?"
"Here," said Guest, pointing to where a
lit le old-fashioned candlestick lay by i
stand containing folios of dried plants,
"Well, air, Lltftt Was knocked down,
Bald lhe sergeant.
"We are wasting time," said Stratton
firmly, "See if Lhat lock ia uninjured, my
man, so that the dour will close,"
"Slop a bit, Bir, pleaso," slid the sorgo
ant ; "we haven't done yel."
He stepped at onco tothe paneled door
on Lhe left of the fireplace, turned the
handle, threw it opened, and made Ida
light play in lho long, deep, narrow closet,
one aide of which was tilled from floor to
ceiling by a rack laden with booka of
presaetl plants,
"Looka as if it had once beeu n paaaage,"
said the sergeant., "oak panels right over
tlie ceiling. Well, nobody there," he continued, aa he backed out and closed tho
"That will tlo," said Stratton, speaking
more firmly now. "My friend ami I made
a mistake. Wc arc much obliged for all
you have done, and "
"Not quito done, air," said the ssrgeant
primly : and he crossed to the other aide
of lhe fireplace, took holt! ol the handle of
tiie closed up door, loft to mako both sides
match, ami trictl lo turn it,but it was fast,
Stratton turned ghastly, bnt lie was in
the ahade.
"No cupboard there," said Guest sharply-
Tho sergeant turned quickly, and his
light flashed across tho faces of lho two
friends. He saw Stratton a wild look, ���*������������
he tapped on the panel
"No   cupboard,   air
Guest caught sight of hia friend's face at
the same moment, and his pulses leaped;
out uaed mist of memories lloodod hia
brain, aud something made him keep silence, though, had he been asked, he could
not have explained why.
"I should say there is a cupboard here,"
continued the sergeant, turning back to
ixamlne It. "Fastened up, but been a
cupboard like ihe other, of course,"
Guest glanced at Sirattou again iu the
gloom, bm he could see uotluug now, with
the light averted, only hear his heavy
bioathing, which was falnly stertorous, as
if from exertion.
"Let me see, gentlemen, you live in the
next chambers'1''
Stratton was silent, while Guest met tho
ollieers eve, and involuntarily auawercd .
"Do they back on to there";"
"Yes ; part of the old suite," aaid Guost,
answering, as it were, against his will.
"Ill trouble you to take mo in there for a
moment, please," said thc man decisively.
Stratton drew a deep breath, and without a word led the way out into the passage ami round tc his own door.
PI Ml AHnclterfl 11 llh Iiit1niimif.t<n\v Hlieii-
in--H-.ni. mut llien Mi-h-lfrii Willi
rur-itl.-*-!*.���Ilii-ie Atmniloneil mill He
Longed lor Hrttili i ti Itelensc Htm From
gafferlng-At Last lie Found a Cure and
ReinICS Ills -numler'ul Kepovrry.
���iherbrooke Gazette.
The benefita arising from the use of Dr.
Williama' l'mk I'ills are well known lo the
Gazelle. It is a frequent occurrence that
people come into iho ollice ami state that
they havo been restored to health by their
uae. It occasionally happens that extraordinary Instances of their curative powers
como to our iiiitcc, and one of ihese was
relaled to us recently, bo astonishing in its
nature that we fell tho closest Investigation
was required in order to thoroughly lest,
the accuracy of tho statements made to us.
We devoted the necessary time for Lhat
purpose and can vouch for lhe reliability
of the following facts, wonderfully passing
belief as Lhey may appear :
There are few men more widely known
in this section than Mr. A. T. Hopkins,
of Johuville, (Jue. Previous to his removal
to Johuville, Mr, Hopkins resided at
Windsor Milts and was for three years a
member of the municipal council of that,
place. When a young man Mr. Hopkins
was noted for his strength and his activity
as a wrestler. Hia strength stands him
in good stead for ho works hard at his
business, carrying heavy Backs of flour in
his mill for many limits during ths day
ind frequently far into the night. Active
as he ia, and strong as he ia, there was a
limo uot long distant when ho was as hclp-
Icbs as au infant aud hu tiered intolerable
agony. About three yeara ago, while
residing at Windsor Mills, he was attacked
by inflammatory rheumatism. It grow
worse and worse until, In spite of
medical advice and prescriptions, after
a year's illness ho had a stroke of paralysis.
His right arm and log became quite uscleas.
Sores broke out on boto legs. He suffered
dxcrucialing agony, and had reat neither
doy nor night. He Bought tho beat modi,
ml advice that could bo obtained, but no
hopes wero held ont to him by tho physicians, "Ho will certainly dio within a
month," one well-known practitioner told
his friends. "Ho will be a cripple for life,"
laid two other doctora. It ia no wonder
that, as ho says, life became u burden lo
liim ami he longed for death to relieve him
(rem hts sufferings, Thii waa in August,
I8U2, Ahout October of that year ho heard
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and aa a forlorn
hope determined to try them. He di 1 bo,
and before long waa able to take outdoor
exercise. He persevered with tho treatment, closely following the direclions, und
ia to-day nearly as strong us when a young
man, and is able to follow very successfully
and without dilliculty the laborious calling
by which he gctH a living.
Sueh waa the wonderful Btory '.old thc
Gazette by Mr. Hopkins, whe attributes
hia recovery aolely to the uso of Ur.
WillianiB'Pink Pilla, and he is willing to
satisfy any poreon who may call on him aa
to their wonderful effects.
A depraved condition of tho blood or a
shattered nervous system is the secret of
most ills that nlllict mankind, ami by
restoring llie blond ami rebuilding tho
nerves, Dr, Williama' Pink Pills strike at
the root of lho disease, driving it from tho
system and restoring the patient to health
-ind strength, In cases of paralyaia, spina!
troubles, locomotor ataxia, eciatica,
rheumatism-erysipelas, scrofulous troubles,
etc, thess pills are superior tn all other
treatment. They aro also a specific for tho
troubles which make the Uvea of bo many
women a burden, and speedily restore tho
rich glow of health to sallow cheeka. Men
broken down by nvor*.**ork,worrv,or excesses, will find in Pink Pilla a certain cure,
pold by all dealers or sent by mail,post paid,
t ot) cents a box, or six boxes for S'2.-r>Ol
by addressing tho Dr. Williama Medicine
Company,Brookville. Out., orSoheneotndy,
N. \. He ware of Imitations ami substitutes alleged to bo "juat aa good,"
������'������ni:*., owl- and Vockraaclies Trained i-> n
Hiirylnnd *-rlriiiM.
Harry 0, Hopkins, cue of the youngest
members of the Maryland Academy of
Science, has a apecial fondness for animals.
Among his earliest pets were three frogs,
whicli he raised from tadpoles. They
became bo tame that they would recognize
his voice and hop eagerly to him wheneve*-
thcy heard him speak. His next pels were
five screech owls, which he kept in the
garret of his home. One of the owls, which
he called Hob, became so accustomed to bis
Voice that it would screech back a reply
when called, ami would haste to join Mr,
Hopkins in the lower rooms of the house.
Mr. Hopkins hail at olher limes raccoons,
opossums, toxoB, white mice and whiLe rats
for pets. Thc laical pel in his collection
Was the most unique of them all, aud waa,
[perhaps, the only pel of the kind ever
.heard of. It was a roach���an ordinary
I brown roach���that ran out of his desk one
lay and took a sip from a drop of ink that
had fallen on lhe desk. Mr, Hopkins let
the little creature imlnlgo itself undisturbed
ami onc day induced it to take a sip from
the point oi' his pen. After lhat to tame
the roach was an easy matter, and he aoon
hail it so tamo that it would come from its
hiding place wheu called, and would follow
the pen over the paper while Mr. Hopkins
wrote. Mr, Hopkins did not enjoy tho
society of his little pet loug. A now servant
with a mania for "cleaning up''and antipathy to roaches saw the pet on the desk
one day and killed it.
.1 nnekj Driver's Attach on Lady Water
lord Likely It- ltr-uli rnlull.v.
A despatch [trom London says: ���The
Marchioness of Waterford, who on Saturday underwent a third operation, and
whose  death   is   momentarily  expected,
ttribntca tho malady to which uhe ia now
about to succumb, namely, cancer of tho
rii'Nt breast, to a blow which she received
two years ago in a hand'to-hand encounter
with a eakdriver. Lady Waterford, who
ia as fond of animals as her husband's spurting brothers, thu LordaOharloa, William and
Marcus Keresford, attempted to prevent
tho man from grossly maltreating his
horse. On his resenting her Interference
with a coarse epithet, she deliberately
knocked him down with a blow from her
fist, dumping up the man retaliated by
striking her a severe blow ou the breast
before being collared by thc police. It is
from the effects of this blow lhat sho has
beeu suffering ever aince. Her husband,
terribly crippled by a hunting accident,
enjoys Hie unique privilege of addressing
the House of Lords seated instead of standing.
Webster ia said to   have been able to re-
peat thc most, if   not   all,   of   "Paradise
A   .Man   Ulm
< nn   4'oiilrnl   Hit
M, de (Juatrefagcs, the French naturalist
epnrts the scientific examination of one of
the most remarkable human curiosities or
monstrosities ever known. Tho person in
question Ib Simeon Aigulre, who lives in
ono of tho French provincial towns, and
who has control over his body to such a
remarkable degree that reports concerning
his doinga were all discredited up to the
time of thc Quatrcfages investigation, It
waB found, as had been reported, that Ai
g uire was not only an adept iu tho ans o
the contortionist, but that he could,through
his peculiar aysiom of muscles and nerves,
instantly cause his flesh to appear as if it
had heen transformed into solid stone.
When in this peculiar condition his
flesh could be atruck with a cane or with a
metal instrument, whereupon it would give
otl a ringing sound as though the blows had
fallen ou a marble statue. Assuming a
different attitude ho would throw his intestines forward and appear as onu hideously deformed, and the next moment he could
draw ihem up into the thorax and appear
aa a living skeleton.
His statue, pose aud contortions were
wonderful indeed, but what most astonished the investigators was Aiguire'a ability
to control tho circulation of his blood. This
he did to lhe satisfaction of all preaent by
firat stopping all circulation ou oue aide of
hiB body and then on the other. "" ! '"
efl'ectod by muscular contraction.
tun-dors'   Krimrl  and   l'ln lai  Slate-
nieat���Tke I'l-fr-I'l-mri   Ad*lr*M--!*ill.*-.
Imti-ry   Jte-iilH   or   Hie   I'asI   lent'*
Uuslnrns-Tke Old Hoard I uuiiliiioiiily
The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders
of the abovo Company was held at ita olliaes
in Toronto, Thr.rday last. Mr. tieo. A. Cox,
President, occupied the chair, and Mr. C.
0, Foster, having been appointed to act as
Secretary to the meeting, reid the following
The Direotora beg to proaeut herewith
their Annual Report, showing income
and expend it uro of the Company for
llie year 1804, together with profit, and
loss account and statement of assets and
liabilities at lhe closo of thu year.
'ihe premium income, owing mainly to
general business depression and depreciation iu valuea, shows a falling off compared
with thai of the preceding year, but this
was more than counterbalanced by reduced
buses, and thc revenue account shows an
excess $111,4511,47 of Income over expeudi-
turo. Two half-yearly dividends ut the
rate of ten per cent, per annum have been
declared , 810,000 carried to reserve fund,
which now amounts to ***i, |nii,inin ��� and
after providing an ample reinsurance
reserve lo meet liabilities on outstanding
policies, the net surplus of the Company
has beeu increased to $377-247.GO,
Vour Directors feel assured that thc
Shareholders will have learned with deep
rogret of t he recent loss whioh tho Comp iny
has sustained in tho death of its late
President, Mr. A. M. Smith, who, as a
Director for the past twonty-ume years,
and as President aince iss.'t, had, by his
wise counsel aud the active personal interest
he had always taken in its personal nffllrs,
contributed lnreely to tho succ-as of the
The vacancies caused by Mr. Smith'c
death have been filled by tho eleatlotl Of
the Vice-President, Mr. Ceo. A.Cox, t.i tiie
presidency ; and of the Managing Director, Mr. J.J,Kenny, to tho position of Vice-
President ; the vacancy ou the Hoard beiug
tided by the appointn.eilt of Mr. tl. K. Osborne as a Director.
This he
Charlatans aad Quack*.
Have long plied their vocation on Lhe suffering pedalti of the peoplo. The knife hu
pared to ths quick ; caustlo applications
have tormented tha victim of corns until
th* conviction shaped itselt���there's no
oure, Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor
proves on what slender basis publio opinion
often rests. If you fuller from corns get
the Extractor aud you will be satisfied.
Sold everyr-'-sre.
Broken in Health
That Tired Feeling, Constipation
and Pain in the Batik
Appetite and  Health  Restored  by
Hood's Sarsaparllla.
Mr. Chas. Steele
St. Catherine's, Ont.
���*C. I. Hood & Co., bowell, Mass.:
"' For a number of years I have been trouble -f
*fi*ith n general tired feeling, shortness of breath,
palu in the baok, nnd constipation. I eould Ret
only littio rest tit night on account of tho ptilti
and hftd no appetite whatever. I was that tired
In my limbs that I gave out before half the duy
was gone, l tried a great number of medioines
Imt did not get any permanent relief from any
Hood's^ Cures
source until, upon recommendation ot n friend,
t purchased a bottle of Howl's BiraaparlllR,
Wnloh made me feel better at onoe. 1 have eon.
tinned its use. having taken three buttles, uud
I Feel Like a New Man.
1 have a good appetite, feel ns strong an ever I
did, ami enjoy perfect rest at night. 1 havo
much pleasure In recommending Hood's Sarsaparllla." I'HAltl.HH STKttl.K, With llrlfi ITC*
srr.iiuiro . �������� ������ntli.'fhi' **, i-nt.iriii.
Hood's Pills are prompt iuul QfQoleut, yet
easy in action.  Sold by all druggists,  200
The Largest Manufacturers ot
(rial ki Food
i Europe and America.
ilik- tho Dull MW-i/.t-oAU-v
i-r i,*!ir.- lti,7-o.V-7r lljf 1 Hi
wit:.-...!'as r i ot"u\ ���-' *.i*.uiuttijr
Mid cm'- U-j Man mc wiif a ��*-.
Western Assurance Company.
Tho reports presented at the annual meet-
im* nf tho Western Aasiiraiioa Company.,
whicli appeii- in auother column- ao
very aatwiaotory, and both oilii*era ami
shareholders are (-ratified at the buccojb
which has marked the year. Two ha*f*
yearly dividend* ut the rato of tou P*r
cent, per annum hnvo been declared ; $10,-*
000 carried to roservo  fundi which now
amounts to t-l.lOll.imj, and alter providim*
au ample roiusurauco reserve to meet li tbil*
itiea on outstanding policies, the net surplus of the company has boon Increased to
$377-247.60, Ueop regret was expressed at
the loss sustained >>y iho company in the
death of tho .ate president, Mr. A. M.
Hoorates waa said to remember the faces
and names of all who attended hia dia-
coi raea,
Set Rid ofNauralgla.
There ia no uae In foolin-* with neuralgia.
it :e �� diieaae tbat givca way only to the
moat powerful remedioa. No remedy yet
diaeovered haa given the grand results that
Invariably attends ihc employment) of Pol-
aon'a Nervilino. Nerviline ib a poaiiiva
specific for all nerve pains, ami ought to i*e
kept ou hand in every family, Sold every
where, 25 cents a bottle.
���lonadab Almanor, thc famous linguist,
could converse iu twenty-s*-veii different
...2.0SJII!) fiS
... 1,00(1,(1! 0 0)
...'.Vi7;i,(jti oa
i   prnvomeiiUiiiHelM-iti'kT*-."   Now in
lion.   Joseph M. Lawrence, Los Angelo*,
City antl County.   Fortune for good
Agents.  AddreHP, D, A. KVANS & CO.,
Tl College St��� Huom 11,
Toronto, Ont
Soiinds  hollow,
Solomon, accord ing to aHebrewtradition,
could repeat all lhe Proverbs in hia collection.
Nelbuhr- the historian, read with ease
twenty different languages, and could converse in ten or twelve.
The Rabbi Lihottus Commlnetus waa the
iaater of twelve languagea. all of which he
spoke with the utmost fluency.
Alexander the (Ireat know Homer by
heart, and could repeat both lho " Iliad"
and tho "I My-acy" from memory,
.lohn Blinyau made himself very popular
among his people by reinemhering.themall.
He aaid a face never left him,
Charlemagne could hold liia tongue in eight
different languages. Ho made a apocinlfty
of Dimly ing every language Spoken in hia
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J\_ ovory Township for thn sale'if our apodal
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(Mention this paper)
Note���All entrrprlslnR merchants In e
In Canada sett our iec<ls<
(let Ui. in -.oi''* <
i-iitl direct to 11*3,
Ravonuo Account���
Total Income	
Total Kx] io ml it lire (iiieliidiiij-*
iipprmTintion lor nil Itis^e-
ropirtol to ;iut Dojcmbor,
paali Oapltnl	
Ilesurvc Fund	
Total Assut*i	
J'he IV'-fidem, in moving thn adoption
o,' the repon, aaid l���
I am sure that I express the sentiments
of every -share hoi der ofthe Coiapany when
I any t liat the absence from the chair of ouo
who for bo many years has presided over
our annual gatheringa.aDd maintained auch
a constant oversight ot -the affairs of
tho Company, ia a aource of Biticero regret. This feeling ia painfully impreaacd
upon us at this, the firat, Shareholders'
mooting for thirty yeara from which oui
lato President has been absent. Yon will,
I am aure, agree with me that we aro fur*
luuate iu having secured for our Hoard-
room ao excellent a portrait aa that before
you of oue who haa to we'd earned a place
of honor upon ita walls, and whose kindly
disposition, buaineaa integrity, aud blame*
loaa lifo have loft upon tho annala of our
hu-iinoifl community, and more particularly
upon the mludi of those Intimately as-
Boolatod with hini, a record which must
afford ua pleasure, aa well aa pndit.to contemplate. Although in faili*-** health foi
aome lime past, Mr. Smith continued to take
adoepintcroat in tho businessof the Company
ami to ful til the dutioa al hfa ollico until after
the cloao of tho year with which the report
jiiBtread deals, and 1 feel, therefore, in
presenting it, that I am rendering, on bis
behalf, an aooount of the final year of hit
Presidency, rather than siihmiuing a report
by vir tie nf the poaition to which the
Directors have recently dono me the
honor to elect me, Io porformit]*' this duty
my task is a cjinparatively light one, fer
the statement of tho accounts of the yoar,
which has beon iu tho handa of Shareholders for eome days, is ouo which appears to
cull for no lengthened explanations, and
certainly requires no words of apology
at my hands. From a Shareholder's point
of view, uml tak'rig into aocouut tho depressed sondltion O? general iHi-jneaa-
over the entiro continent during ttio
year, it niu.it be regarded, I thi *k, aa
au eminently Batisfaotory itatement,
allowing, ns it docs, that after paying out
of tho protlis of tbu year our usual dividend
of ten per cent, upon the capital, wo have
boen ablo toadd?I0,GQ0toour reserve fund)
and that after providing an ample reserve
for runnlntj off outstanding riak-, wo bave
made a substantial addition to our net surplus. On tho whole, therefore, I soy that I
think We may coniiriulate ouraolve3,aa well
aa the olliccra and agents uf the Company,
upou thc reaitlt of the year'a transactions,
bearing evideuce, aa it doe*., of tlm careful
selection of risks and judicious auperviaion
which is ao essential in times when depreciation in thc value of all classes of property
is liable to increase tho hazard of fire underwriting. Although the report deals only
with the business of 1804* J niaybeperinitted
to refer briefly to mattera relating to the
proaontyear, and iu this connection I may
firat allude to the unfortunate experieuce
of our own city during the early part ol
January, when by two firea, occurring
within a week of each other, property lo
tbe value of cloao upun one million and a
half dollars, and embracing aeveral of what
wero regarded aa our beat mercantile risks,
was destroyed, involving a less of nearly
one million dollars to inBitratice compautea.
With the large interests which the -���Western " has in Toronto, it is needless to say
tbat wo could not hope to escape heavy
losses in ranch dkaster* ; but 1 am pleased
to be able to inform you that our lines wore
bo well distributed, aud on Ihe larger riak-
rcduced by reinsurance, that our net
loss by theaa two tires was 537.200,
an amount not BulliclerU to asrious*
ly affect, with our present large
income, the average of the year's loasas,
Ab a result of theso tires, the improved tiro protectioD which I.as long beeu
urgently needed iu Toronto aeema likely to
be afforded, It will bo of Interest alao to
Shareholders to know that u comract has
bcenontereil into undorwhlch we have rein*,
aured the Canadian busIneBB of the tTnltefl
Fire Inaurance Company, of Manchester, _
England, which Company has ceased doing -
buainesa in the Dominion, being, iu fact,
now in course of liquidation. This will
naturally bring some increase in the volume
of our Canadian fire buBiness.from which we
bave in the past derived a fair profit, and
from which we feol that we may reasonably
look for satisfactory results in the future.
The Vice-President seconded the adoption
of the report whicli wasoarned unanimous*
Tho election of Uirectora for the ensuing
year was then proccodod with, ami resulted
in tho unanimous re-olcctiou of thu olrt
Board, viz,:���Messrs. Ceo. A. Cox, Hon.
S. 0. Wood, Robt. Beaty, O. It, H. Cock-
burn, AI. P., Geo. MeMutrloh, H. JT.
Baird. W. K. Brock, J. IC. Osbiirnc, and
J. J, Kenny.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors,
held subsequently, Mr. Geo. A. Cox was
re-elected President, and Mr. J.J. Kenny
Vice-President, for the ensuing yoar.
You Don't Have to Swear Off,
Saya the St. Louis Journal of Agriculture
In an editorial about No-To-Bao the fanxtia
tobaci'.o habit cure. We know of many
cases cured hy No-To-liae. oue, a prominent
St. Louis architect, an.okcd and chewed
for twenty years ; two hexes cured bim ao
that even the smell of tobacco makes liim
aick." No-To-Bao aold and guaranteed no
cure no pay. Book free. Sterling Remedy
Co., ,'17-t St. Paul St,, Montreal,
Beethoven could romembor any aide
of muslo ho had ovor heard and repn
moat of it,
Itis eold, on a auawntee by nU draff*-
fftits.    K cures In-'ii-;-'-*' CVnvufiv,-*���****,
wduweDostCtni^AadOroup Guru.
Rob    c
It's no because
I'm Scotch but
you canna
smoke a better
Cigar than
The* cost Sc.
but I get sax
of them for a
quarter.. .
Dr. Laviolette's
Syrup of
Coughs, Colds,
1 ,<i--^ of VoU'l',
Cough, Croup
Always Cuvcs
JLfalc   foi*   f i.
From your Druggist t>r Qroccr,
win, can procure ii at any wholo
lalo houao or dlioot from iliu pro
J. Gustavc Lavloletfe 'VI.Q.
232 S3, St. rmrt St. Montror.l.
a useful, progrt*. .ive, urj<-)*r*:��s ami Micccs-.ful citizen,
by taVlng n tnorougd Buslneu or Shorthand Course at
THt Northern Business College,
dwcm v..:*'.jnb, nm
Write far Ant; ounce inc.: >A C. A. FLEMING, -Vm'L
Cold In tho ahoad.   NMalbalm glvta in- l
���taut relief j speedily curea.   Never lal'a
Largest Sale in Canada.
Better thii naion th-a ever.     Everybody   want,   thoid
Every denier will tbem,   They wenr like Iron. LITTLE JANET,
Poor little Janet ! Tlio great solitary
house aeemed full ot resounding echoes������
the Bhadows elun*> darkly in tlie room
where her adopted father had died���the
birds drooped, without singing on their
ferchea, ami even thfl tropin ferns ami
while-blossomed gardenias in the e.inserva
torymade her think, with a vn-^ut*s-lmil-l-T.
of the wreath lhey lind just laid upon his
lie wasj'dead, the kind, sllvered-halred
old man whom she had loved ao tenderly,
nnd ahe was all alone hi the world.
"Well, Miss Janet," aaid Mrs. Fartju-
harson, the hard-featured Scotch housekeeper, meeting tho pale, heavy-eyed little
uiri, as she wandered forlornly About the
deserted rooms, "what nre you going to do
now I"
"Do?" Janet Atnory looked vaguely nt
her. "Whatshall I do, Mrs. Farr-uharson ?
] shall go on with my music and French, I
suppose, after a little ; and I'll begin that
course ol English History that I 'nole
Kthan always wished mc to undertake,
I've alwaya dreaded Roll in aud Hume, but
now it will seem," the-prick tears started
in her eyos, "aa if it wero doing something
for him."
Mra. Farqtiharaon looked rather curiously at hor.
"Mias Janet," ahe aaid, "don't yon
know ': Haven't lhey told you ?"
"Told mc what, Mra. FarquharsonV
���'That you've no more right here than I
have. That your adopted father waa no
real relative to you. That you muat go
"Yea, I know," aaid Janet, solemnly.
"Wo wore not related. Kut Uncle Kthan
alwayi told me I should be proviaed lor in
his will, just the aame as if 1 were his owu
"Child, there ia no will."
"Ho said he should make one !" aaid
Janet, atill calmly assured thaL her Undo
Ktlmii, as sho had called the old man,
would never leave hia little coaaet Intuit to
tho meroies of this cruel world.
"And I don't doubt," aaid the housekeeper, "that he intended to make one.
But ho failed lo do ao,"
Janet looked   puzzled.    Poor  child ! sin
knew as little of tho legal machinery of the
world bb she did of lhe Sanscrit alphabet.
"Even then," aaid she, "how can all this
affect us?"
"The properly all gees to the hoir-at
law* don t you see?" taid Mrs. Farquhar-
eon, impatiently.
"Aud I?" gasped Janet.
"Vou have���nothing," waa tho reply,
hesitated   the poor girl
am 1 lo di
" That's your lookout," oried the Scotch
woman, brusmiely.
" I havo no right in this houso?" fait'
crotl Janet.
" Except aa tho heir-at-law chooses to
allow you totjtay here," Mrs, Farquharaon
And the money I gavo lho lame beggar,
nt the door yesterday !"
" It wasn'tyuun to give."
"Ami the new mourning   that Madame
Doyle is making for me '!'
" Well," said Mrs. Farquharaon, doubtfully, " I suppose that the estate will pay
for it, but lej-ally, thoy are under uo obligations to do HO."
Janet Annoy iniiied sadly away, with
a queer Bin it ten feoliug, ns it some heavy
blow had descended ou her heart. All (his
was do new���so strange. Up to this moment she had nover suspootod that she wns
not the sole heiress and legaleo oi thc rich
old man who Iuul adopted her, and brought
her up as his own child.
At the drawing-room door ahe met a
servant with a caul ona silver tray. Was
��� it her Imagination, or did tho man really
took at her wiih eyesnf contemptuous pity,
as she tcok up the card and read lhe name
of " .Mrs. Ottn Carisbrooko ?"
Her eyes brightened, her heart gave au
upward throb,
"Why didn't I think of her bofore';"
she asked herself, "('Imrlio Carisbrooko
asked mo to marry him week before latt,
She will give mc a home until I havo
one nf my own. I��� ] dont think I care
much for Charlie Cai ishrooke, but 1 must
do something, or go somewhere at once, il
Mrs, Carisbrooko was a   plump simpering young matron, in a   seal   jacket,   dia-
I mond eardrops   and   a   French    hat,   all
rosebuds    and    blonde.      She    waB   "so
soiry for dear   Janet,"   she hoped   there
vas a.uno | roviBlon  made j   it   waB   "so
J unfortunate,"   ahe   said    "that thia   sad
1 event should happen just   al   the   begin-
a ning   of   the   bail season.     Ami now, if
ni- Janet would not   consider   her iu
trusive, what   wero   her   plana    for   tho
Janet lifted her large tear-dimmed oyes
to Mrs. C'ariBhrooko'aface,
"1 waa thinking,'' she said "of com-
i (i io you, Mrs. Carisbrooko, for tho
Mrs. Carisbrooko recoiled a little. She
Inul heard there was no will,
"Of course," said sho, "I   aliculd   have
been delighted,   only   Mr.   Carlsbrooko's
sisters have   just   arrived   to   spend   I lie
i Wiyter with ine, aud  I   haven't   a   sparo
chambor in the house. Dear Charlie, too���
I bn',,perhaps you'vo not heard of his ongag*
.ment to Alias Goldthread,  the bunko, a
I daughter."
J anof colored high,
" ||o asked ino to marry bim not a fort*
' night ago," saitl sho, qulokly,
"Oh. y*8| I know I" said Mrs. Cans*
brook". " Hut you re (used him- dear, you
"No, I did not," faid Janet) "I only
asked lime to consider his proposal,"
"Oh, well, It amounted lo tlio same
thing 1 ssiu Mrs. Carisbrooko, glibly,
������ At least, ho understood ii <o. Ami Mist
Goldthread was vory much in levo wiih hi
deniable mulch all round,
Hy the way, my  dear, Mrs. Priokott   li
jiml lust her companion--:-ml I was thinking
Ij whata very desirable situation it would be
for yon."
Janet Aniory bit her Up,
"I do not regard it lu that light," said
' she.    "To bo a drudge to lho whims  nud
oanrlcoa of a deaf, III*tempered old womai
ut ten dollars a month."	
Mrs. Carisbrooko rose up with n loss of
'the rosebuds and blonde,
"Really, my dear," said she. "it. li
; your buaineaa to oonquor this false prfdooi
yours. Uood-by. Tray command mo If 1
can beof any service."
She rushed out of the room, quite forgot-
ful of the devoted kiss and embrace wilh
fwlliclishe had   always,   heretofore,
brated   the  parting   from   her   "darling
Janet." ,      .     ���     .,   ,
" St u -I. up little minx, aaid alio to her
I celf.   "As ii Charlie were going to marry
a beggar out of lho   streets! For   that is
exactly What she fa, iu spite of all llflr airs
and grace**."
"     Pool Janet, left   alono   in   tho gloomy
silence o: the peat   drawing-room,  burst
into a passion
if tears.
"I'll" go to Mr. Moneybags, tho hank
director," thought she. "He always used
to auy bo loved mo liko a child of his
own.    He will al least advise me  what tr
Janet put on her sad liltlo crape hit with
i thick veil.and its buckle of jet-Mid hade
nt, the coachman, drive her to tin
Ik.   Mr. Moneybags received her witl
4d noil, aa bo glanced ai his watch,
\*ery sorry," said he, "but I've onh
[iniuiites to spare.    A Mostunforluiiali
thing, Colonel Ethan's dying without a
will. But Colonel Kthan novtr wai a business man,"
"1 was thinking" began poor Janot,
with a failing heart, .
"1 daro say���1 dare say," said Mr.
Moneybags, hurriedly. "Sorry I've no
tiiiiejiistatpreaeul. Accept my beatwishes.
Wheeler, show in the gentleman from London."
Ones more .Janet found herself rebuffed.
Alas ! what a wide gulf lay stretched between the rich heiress-* of yesterday and the
penniless girl of today ?"
She waa walking quietly home���crying
sol ily behind her crepe veil, when James
Aldrieh oame up to her side���honest James
Aldrieh, whom sho had liked and laughed
ai, and who hail surprised her so much, six
months before, by telling her that he loved
her. As if she eared for James Aldrieh,
whu oouldn't wall/ like Charlie Carishrooko, nor ning baritone solos like Paul
Homayue, nor quote poetry like Claude
Nevers, And yet���there was something
lovable ahout .lames Aldrieh, after at).
Janet," saiil ho, "you are in trouble.
Can I help you?"
" No 1" she cried out, passionately. "No
one can help me. No one cares for mo any
moro now."
"Idol" said Jamas Aid Hot), quietly
drawing her arm within his, "Liltlo Janet,
stop crying, Trust your future to me. I've
just got an appointment io a good place in
the custom houso���and wheu the letter came
Janet, I thought of you. Oh, my darling!
my darling ! 1 have loved you so dearly all
these years! Only promise to bo mine, and
I solemnly awear lo you that you ahall be
sheltered from all life's storms, aofar asmy
faith and love eau shelter you 1"
She looked up at liim through her tears.
How good and noble ho was! How true
and conatant! Why had she never known
him before aa he really waa ? Aod then she
put her cold lillto hand in his.
" James," sho said, "I nm not half good
enough for you, but"������
"Let mo be the judge of that,"  said he,
with an infinitely contented air.
They walked bomo together, discussing
the relative moriia of " llala " and country
collages, Irish and Cerman help, and cheap
tyles of furniture. For they bad decided
lhat it waa best io he married at once, and
go housekeeping in a small way.
On tho drawing-room threshold, Mr.
Tapely, tbo lawyer, met tnem with an excited face.
Miss Aniory," said he, scarcoly pausing
to greet young Aldrieh, " allow me to con-
grain-ate you."
" Thanks," Janet answered rather coldly,
as ahe wonderod how Mr. Tapely had
already become cognizant of her engagement.
"Tho most unexpected thing in thc
world I " cried the lawyer.
"Yes," saitl Janet; "I think myself
ili.it it was rather ao,"
"Howdid you hear of it?" said Mr.
"Just what I was going to aak you."
ropHedJanet, with a faint smile. "We
have only been engaged half an hour."
"Oh!" said Mr. Tapely. "H'm I lia;
you allude to���ahem !��� a 'matrimonial engagement, In that case I may also congratulate this young gentleman," wring,
ing poor James Aldrich'a hand until the
knuckles orae'-r.d. "lint I am speaking of
Colonel Ethan's will, found iu an ohl tin
box, with a quantity oi papers which wo
were about to bum as useless. And whicli
���prepare yourself, my dear young lady���
constitutes you thc sole heiress of his largo
And so Janet's troubles were over at
last, anil Charlie Carisbrouke, who didn't
marry Miss Goldthread, after all, lost bis
chances with lho heiress���and Mra, Otto's
namo was stricken remorselessly oil' her
visiting list, ami ihc great Ethan account
wus withdrawn ftom Mr. Moneybags's
bank. And no one was quite aatislied
except James Aldrieh and his happy little
i Tew  iiiiii.iv i.inie Things���FI reproof
Fingers���Kew Form or Kiirii-*-- Pot���
r��<-ftil fur Travrlrr*i-I.nrk for lllrjelfs
���-loin In-* Hctnl Shee Is���Novel FUhltttolt
���Marking Homing Pigeons-
French   ingenuity has evolved   llie two
simple but very ii.*eful little culinary articles
shown   in the ae.nmpaiiying illustrations.
Tbo ono mny be aptly called an auxiliary
hand, or cooking nippers, while the other is
a slewing crock of novel design.    Tho adaptability   of thc nippers to many uses in
the kitchen will he readily suggested to the
intelligent housekeeper,  Kor taking viand:
with excellent results. It consists ofa
Stamps 1 natal ban), with a slot and a
circular portion, the latter bearing the
name of the owner of the bird or the date
on which il waa hatched, Uy passing the
band around the leg or neck of the bird,
and a ������.-tiring it by bending the narrow end
after it haa been put through the alot, the
device is securely held m place without
annoyance to the bird.
: In Hie Custom Iii tuba loSitinlio Kvery
������tin*re, I'scopl In tin- I'luin-If,
I have never Been a Havana iiib.ii smoking
in church. It's about (he ouly place whore
ho docs not smoke. Ho smokes in the
tree;, cars, ho smokes at lhe public diuiiig-
tablo, he smokes everywhere. The presence
of women ia not considered at all. When
���it'eo ia brought on the table, the Spaniard
or Cuban lights his oigar or cigarolto and
bogius to semi up clouds of smoke. He
ever even thinks of saying to the ladies
Uy your leave," for the custom of the
iiii'lry is to smoke everywhere. On tho
railway trains thero is no smoking compartment, fur a man is privileged, and, in
fact, ei;pooled, to smoke everywhere. If
he is not smoking, bis neighbour wiil oiler
hfm a cigarette. The driver of your coach
will smoke ami very likely offer you a cheroot. At the opera the man witl walk nnd
Miinkc between thc nets in tho spaces he-
hind thc boxes ami balconies. Vou will
see linely dressed seemingly well-bred men,
with ladies iu full evening toilet, entering
tho theatre and smoking as they go. You
nover see a pipo in Cuba, It ia the
country of the ci^ar and tho cigarette.
Uno of thn odd flights ton stranger is that
afforded by lho negro women, who amoke
big, long, ami black dears in the street
it was hero lhat the smoking habit, which
haa spread around the world, had ita start,
ami the Cubans aro still moro devoted to
lheir cigars ihan any other people. The
cigar industry and llie tobacco trade give
employment to a largo portion of tho population of Havana, In every quarter one
will run across small establishments whore
from two to ten men arc employe I making
Cigars, and some ohildren   ami   Women cu-
gaged in stripping tobacco.
Soppy She Wasn't a Man.
Thero has boon for somo lime languishing in the Paris Polioo Depot a youm* married woman from Bordeaux, who has a
mania lor appealing in public tiro sed as a
man. She was not satisfied with the
pantaloons, oulaway Jackets, siindnp col -
lain ami knlckerbookors patronls*edby lady
bicyclists, bui assumed complete masculine
attire nmi walked about aa a beau male.
Some weeks sinco bIio clandestinely entered a shop on ihu lloulevard llonuo
Nouvllle, hid herself under a counter, and,
in ihe natural order of things, was arrested
us a burglar. It appears lhat on the
occasion she had discarded Bomo of her
olothing, keeping hor pantaloona, but di*
vestlnc herself ot her hot and gilet. When
arrested she gavo lhe namo of Ceorge Wil-
Imt, and refused to impart any information about herself, ller husband, a mniiiu
tiiciuier, bus since claimed his erring
spouse, who hns already given him a good
deal of trouble, owing to her extraordinary
objections to retain the proper garments
of ber Mr,
Movo Information.
Tommy���Paw, what doos the paper
mean by Baying thul a man has a strict
���allSS of justice ?
Mr. Figg���It generally means that ho ii
the kind of a man who will devote all hla
time lo getting even when some one injures
No Fun For Him-
First Boy���Let's play something.
Second Hoy���No use in ine try ill' lo have
any fun to-day.
W'y not ?
Oot a bad cold.
You're out doors* jtunpin' around.
Ves, but I'm so hoarse that I can't yell,
Mrs. J. K. Black shear, of Guy ton, Ga.,
has a violin which was made in Germany
over a century ago, Tho violin baa been ii
iiBO in tho lllaeksln ar family 7*~- years.
from hot ovens or for removing or examining
egga, vegetables, etc., in boiling watcr,they
are especially usetiil. They aro mado of
nickle-plated steel, although any metal
would be suitable for thoir construction,
Tho cooking crock, whilo giving the appearand- of clumsiness, ia nevertheless,
light, being made entirely of earthenware.
Ii is constructed in two parts, which tit
togothor and form a closed receptacle for
boiling potatoes, chestnuts, etc. Ttie claim
ia   made that   the   vegetables   ere more
thoroughly cooked and in a shorter period
of time than in the ordinary pot, while
there is no risk of burning the contents of
tho vessel.
l'scfnl Tor Travelers.
It has long been tho aim of a certain clasa
of inventors to devise an arrangement that
__jj     ahould  provide in a
���H****B****f     compact form all the
articles   needed   for
sewing on buttons or
repairing   an    unexpected rent in clothing.   Many combine*
tiona for thi*. purpose
have b.ien suggested,
the latest idea in this
direction boingahown
in the  annexed cut.
Here a   hollow   case
has oue end tapered to til the   cpening  in
the spool  of thread, whilo   tho open top
which hold.! the needles is so formed that
the thimblo is firmly held in place,   and at
the samo  time acts as a covering to the
needle cavity,
A K<-i( i.iii-u for Dleyelrs.
Here ii an ingenious cycle lock recently
brought out in England which is claimed
to be superior to tho ordinary form of
padlock so genera!' / employed. In order
to attach it lo the machine, the handle bar
is turned cither to the right or left to tho
desired angle, and when in that poaition a
hole of livo sixteenths ol an inch in diameter
.Irilted througli the socket tube and into
tho steering tube near to nnd in n line
lower 'backbone. The lock is then fixed
with screws so that the stud of the lock is
exactly opposite the hole of the tubes. If
it be desired to make the lock a fixture, it
ean ho screwed up tightly and the screws
slightly riveted, so that they cannot be
removed. With tho front wheel firmly
locked at an angle ot fully -15 degreea with
tho hind whocl it ia impossible for a dishonest person to steal the machine.
Novel "ilelliml or.liillililf* tit'tnl Slit-eN.
A German worker in metals has brought
forward tho simple method exhibited by
tho annexed drawing for joining two ahects
ar plates of metal (irmly together. The
arrangement consists ofa cluinncled plato
to receive tho edges of the metal to be
joined, with a securing key, having a concave-convex arched contour, shown in
transverse section. Whon lho koy ia in placo
In tho channel it may be expanded laterally In grip thu edges of the metal sheets
by tlattcning its relatively thin crowu.
A Novel Hslilmul'.
An cnthusiastio Knglish fisherman claims
that the combination fishhook hero shown
has accurcd for him many bigstrings of lish
which he would not havo obtained with the
ordinary hook. It is especially valuable in
sua fishing, although it may bo employed
Tlie Chinese Colon** ��t Mtmlrenl  Merrily
IHniil'Hilnl---1 Hip Chop-lUck*.
Mi*. Horn Cheng Long, of Prince Arthur
street, Montreal, gavo a Chinese dinner
parly lhe other evening to which wore in-
ited a large number of friond a. The dinner
waa served on the whitest of white tables
and in the cleanest of clean rooms. Everybody enjoyed it and much information as to
Chinese manners and customs waa gleaued
from the conversation which went round,
Many curious and appetizing diahea were
taated, amougest which wore chicken and
pork atewed with succulent bamboo shoots;
a ragout of mushrooms and water nuts ;
Chineae omelet���very light and taaty, although neither milk nor butter is ever used
by the Chinese in the preparation of food;
broiled preserve chicken���a aweei dish,tho
morsels of chicken prepared so aa to resemble raisins ; toast potatoes ; jelly fish and
pork done up in various sty lea with herbs
and eaten with Chineae aauce, very much
like Worceatershire sauce.
Howie of rice were given to each gueBt,
not only by the initiated, but by those accustomed to knives and forka. Everything
was cut up into amall pieces, in tha Chinese
fashion, before being brought to tho table,
so that it was not such a difficult matter to
manipulate the chop-sticks as the uninitiated might imagine.
Non-intoxicating wine, in two large
bowla, was placed on each aide ot the tablo
aud tiny Chinese bowla not much bigger
than a thimblo were filled from the larger
bowla and given to each guest. Although
this wine was non-intoxicating there is a
liquor called Sainshu, used by the Chineso '
on occasions, which is very much liko
whiskey, and has the came effect upon
those who drink it as any oiher intoxicating
Preserved pineapples, freah fruit and a
very light and delicate sponge cake, chocolate iced,
completed tho repast, during which, out of
respect to his guests,  the host refused to
be aeated,
Thia dinner was, in the Chinese colony,
one of the closing festivities of the Chinese
New Year, which lasts for fifteen daya, and
during which peace and plenty aro tho
order ofthe days. "In China," aaid one
Chinaman, "we have flowcra overy evening
during the New Vcar."t Ho moani by
A Handy Manure Box.
The accompanying figures represent a
hau ly manure box which a correspondent
has been using for a number of years, lhe
upper figure is a .-Ue view, the lower shows
the box as seen from above. It is very
easily constructed, is 3ft long, III inches
wide, It! inches deep, and shaped like a
flit boat. Al each end are handles used in
unloading.    It is very convenient, standing
"Mis. Bowser," said Mr. Bowser, a
dinner  the other evening,   "I havo lieen
puzzling over yonr case for some time, and
I  believe I have at last struck   ihe  key
f, ..
near the stable door whero the manure is
thrown into it whon the stable ia cleaned
in the morning. A team ia hitched to it
when full aud it is hauled to lho dumping
pilo and turned over, By its aid the stable
aud its surroundings are kept neat and'
clean. In thu lower figure nt (b b b b) are
lho handles used iu turning ami righting it.
A long clevia runs from tbo bottom upovst
the end and to thia the horse is attached.
Working tho Butter.
No one can tell another person just how
much lo work bulter to have it right. Hx*
pcrieuce alone can teach the operator when
lo atop thc working process and pronounce
tho butter finished. The desired condition
ia attained when the salt is thoroughly and
evenly incorporated aud the butter sufficiently dry. All tbe brine cannot be
worked out or presaed out witho-.it injury
tothe grain, A moderate amount ia allowable in lho finished product, yet this
amount should uot bo more than ia unavoidable, Butler worked dry wdl bo over*
worked every time.
In using a lever butter-worker, or a ladle
and bowl, a pressing motion ia better than
one which cuts right down through the
butter. As far aa poaaible, keep the lever
of tho ladle on top of the mass, using gentle
force to press out the brine aud compact
the butter. Turn aud re-turn, fold over
and over, but avoid making sliding motions
with tho ladle, which tend to break the
granules and bo injure the texture.
Insufficient working is shown hy the bute
ter being streaked, also by excess of brin*
in the tub or other package in which it ia
packed. Crumbly butter ia sometimes
caused by insufficient working ; also by
the   cream   or   butter   becoming   frozen.
In summer, danger of injury to tho grain
arises from the butter being aoft. It lacks
body to resist thc ladle, hence the granules
arc easily broken and the butter becomes
spoiled. In winter there ia no danger of
this unless the cream is made too warm at
churning. A good thermometer should
al Hays bo used and the cream never allowed
logo beyond (it0. With average cows
this will bring the butter too aoft, perhaps,
but with Jerseys or Uuernaeya it will not.
Tho working of butter decides to a great
extent what the finished produot will be.
With proper care of milk and cream, with
proper temperature and salting it still ro-
inains possible lospoil tbo butter by improper working. Itis better to work it too
liitlc than too muoh.
A Corn*--pon-Ic ut 1 'hlnkl a Line llriwern
Crtiiniln mill Hie ''ape Wonlil I'n.v t om
Hie Slnrl.
A writer in   the Globe aayB : About a j    _ ���    .    ���,.. _.    .  _ _ .. .���
.      . ,,      ...        m      Grass, Grain and Stock Together.
week ago I saw a statement relating to Mr,
Rhodes, the  well-known Premier of Cape      The ��rowine ��* grass ami grain and the
Colony, Africa, tothe effect that he Wfta I feeding of them out to atock on the farm
bout to encourage tho establishment ofaiR0 ��'e11 together. Itis an item to grow
egular line of Bteamsiiipa between Canada ! l,,�� j**rB��at ���0V* -*���" ������������*��� a(ul Rra83_an;,tt0
aud the Cape and othtr porta in Africa. Mr,
Ith odes ia an Intrepid, far-seeing statesman I
arket them 3o ns to receive the most for
thorn.    The manure from thc Btock is need*
of devoted loyalty, and u strong advocate
for the unification not only of all thc British
Colonics, but also of the Kmpire at large,
Hia successful statesmanship in Cape Colony
haa been phenomenal and, Midaa like, aeema
to have tho faculty of converting " everything ho touches into gold," Itis clear that
such a lino of steamahips would pay from
tho start. We have hardly a product,
cither of the mechanical or agricultural or
manufacturers' art in Canada but ia needed
ed in keep up the fertility of the soil in
order to grow good crops, and selling the
crops in a more concentrated form of meat,
milk,butter and wool secures a bitter price
than if sild iu market whole. Both manure
for fertilizing and better prices for tho
grain and grass can best be secured by feeding what is grown to good growtby animala
until they aro ready for market and then
It has been said over and over the larger
1 the growth and yield of the crops tho more
i Block it is possible to koep and feed and
incvery part of Africa,notably in tne lately j tno moro ltoe|*. fed the more manure
established Congo Free State. I venture Houred and the moro manure the richer the
to assort that a steamship line to Africa | fl[1j- aiu* t|10 hottur tho cropa. But nearly
every farmcrof experience knows thatoven
would pay infinitely better than the atcum,
ship lino lately put in operation between
Vancouver, B. 0��� and Australia. Our
Government haa taken much pains to establish and foster trado between Canada and
Australia, but I muko bold to aay that we
could aend ten timea more ot our productions to Africa and realize larger profits
than can ever be obtained with Australia,
It haa also aent a gentleman to represent
Canada with the object of familiarizing the
Australians with the resources of thia
country, and generally to develop nnd encourage an exchange of products. Now, I
know what I am writing aboul when I Bay
thai the Government should immediately
tako tho initiative and send a suitable person,who ia not afraid ofthe African climate,
with general authority to viait every part
of Africa open to trade, but in constant
touch with the Government of Capo Colony,
for the same purpose as tho agent was sent
to Australia a few weeks ago.
There will bo no subsidy required for the
line of steamshipa to Africa. 1 believe from
the first start the steamers will bave full
cargoes both ways and auccoss is as certain
as anything mundane can be. The dJBtanco
is about the same from Halifax, Quebec or
Montreal as from Great Britain aud the
voyage tree from those violent hurricanes
ami galea which so often sweep the Northern Atlantic and liay of Biscay on lho routu
from Knglish pons, lam at a loss to understand why lho progressive press of Canada,
do not take up this subject in view of the
groat possibilities of the enormous advantages we would reap from such s> connection,
Statistics are rather dry reading but vory
strong m a-iiiiicnu in proof of the above.
"My oase! What do you mean!" --In-
" Why, your b.ing all rundown in flesh,
despondent of mind, not able to sleep
nights, and soon.''
"But 1 h'.vonot losl nn ounce of flesh
and am not despondent, or troubled with
insomnia I" "he protostod in great surprise
" Mrs, Bowser, ihe loving eye of a hua
band cannot bo deceived. The ohange lias
come so -.rindm-l that you have not felt it,
but I havo been worried for weeks, I have
found the remedy, however, and I have
faith that it will build you right np,"
" What is your remedy ;'
He went out in tie hall nnd returned
with a paper box. On opening the box a
toy balloon floated to the ceiling.
Vou have heard of parlor athletics, I
suppose V he queried- "What you need
is parlor athletics. Vou want expansion
ofthe ohest- shoulder exercise, muscular
development of lho limbs. Vou got it ail
by knocking this balloon about, 1 will
exercise wiih yon,although I do not actually need it. Vou will now get up aud
punch thu balloon."
"I do not think I need any exercise o
tho kind," she quietly observed.
" But you certainly do.   If you run down
hill for another month, you will he booked
for tho graveyard."
'��� I oannot believe that chasing  around
the room alter a balloon is going lo in |p
anybody's health. Mr. Bowser, I wish you
would drop all these queer notious,"
"Queer notional" ho shouted, as he
turned to her. " Because I sec you galloping to the grave and want to save you
its a queer notion, is it?"
"It. is very good nnd kind of you, Mr,
Bowser, to be so concerned about my heal tli,
but I assure you that I am feeling perfectly
well and do not need any such exercise,"
" That's yen to a dol! Always opposed
to anything I eug^est! Mra. Bowser, it
you want to be a mule and go to the grave,
I've nothing more to say! hero aro life,
health, atrength and luppinefs, but you
refuse them. Don't blame me when too
" I shan't, and if I wore you I wouldn't
go praucing around after l hat ball ami heat
yourself up."
"Of course uot! Because you can't live
a month you don't waut mo to! Mrs.
Bowaer, 1 will now give you a practical
illustration of ihc health giving qualities
of parlor calisthenics."
1 wish you wouldn't I" she said, as he
removed coat, vest and collar and dropped
hia anspenilcrs oil' hia .ih *��� i!<I-*i .=.
"But I will !   A half unhourof this is
better than half adozen prescriptions.''
Then you mustn't blatno me."
Blaine  you for what ?    Blame you because   I'm going to work ml 'thi.* dulli
Some Time.
I.���.-!!%).', my darling, as you slept,
1 ilioiiKti' 1 heard ynu sign,
An.l io your liltle crib 1 crepi.
And watched a sp-icc thereby;
An 11 lien I slnnped nnd kt>-edVour I row,
For oh I I lovo you so-
"i oo aro too young tO know it now,
ll>.I no nine yuu-hall know.
��� �� In*
1! Ill
.1 sloop,
is tho wrinkled brow,
llllo shall show
ii-; tn know ii now,-
u you may know.
l-ook backward thon, into the years,
And -in nn- lioro to-lll("lli ���
oci .1) iny il.irlinic how my tears
Aru rafllnROfl I write;
And feol onco more upon your brow
'lhe kiir- of Ion*- ago���
i fn ara loo voung lo know it now,
Uul -���nn*' tlmo you shall know.
Washing Flannels.
"All shrunk up and absolutely good for
nothing," aaid the mother of a family as she
looked over the stock of summer flannels
bought with tho utmoat care aud at a great
expense. "Ami the worst of it all is that,
saj what 1 will, 1 cannot get my llannela
washed carefully. One of my laundresses
ii nn enthusiast on cold water ; another has
always regulated her work by the thermometer, nnd the third declares it makes no
difference whether tho water is hot or cold,
lhey will shrink anyhow, and 1 do not think
that thero is   any wonder   that   they do,
ousiderlng tho way they handle thom.
"These women, good, careful souls, every
me of them, put the flannels on the wash*
board ami literally maul them and grind
tliein m their efforts to make then*- clean,
all of which is unnecessary as il is ruinous.
lometlmesln despair 1 do 'hem myself and
the consequences are that lhey do not shrink.
I use suds, pretty strong, and with a very
linle salBodu in it, ami juat as hoi aa I, hy
uy possibility,can handle thc flannels in it.
ly boiling, so much   the belter.
If it _--.--��--.--_-__
i [ml lho fl-iiineis in the tub, pour on tho
hinls, cover them up and let them stand for
liftecn minutes, then tale them up by Iwlta
ir collara as gingerly as possible with my
try Auger-tips, let the water drain from
them, ilip them again and repeat the drain*
ing process,
" if there are any particular dirt spots,
I have soap dissolved in water lo a pasty
consistency and put a bit of it on tho spots
iuul leave them a few minutes longer. I d-i
not nth the noap in, neither do I rub the
flannels. I simply rlnoo them up and down
in the water, and ibis not moro than necessary to clean liiem. When I think lhey
will tlo, I lay tliein where they will drain
until thc water iB nearly out, then prepare
fresh hot suds uud put tbem through in
tlie :���.:;'- way. Under no circumstances
would I wring them or press them any
more than ia absolutely necessary. They
nre hung nut dripping, and, if it ia cold
weather, they may free'-.o all they choose.
1 have had my lino French llauuelH brought
in so still' that lhey would stand up against
tlie wall, and 1 have sou.e of them now
thai arc worn to raps that arc as soft and
liable as the day tliey were mado up. Be*
line lhe garments are fully dry   they may
than tlie wringing and si|Ue(-**ing process,
hut lake an iron as hot na may bo without
any ilmij-er of scorching and manage bo
carefully that onco passing over the fabric
will sinniiiu It, In this way llanneis will
last loagood old age and preserve their
origin*).] quality intact."
Making Bread.
Bread. ���Scald one cup'of miik, turn into
any waters. Its contruotion is very simple,
conslating of tho insertion of a spinner to
revolve independently between thc eye and
a stop on tho shank of the hook.
Harkliiu Homing I'lireon*.,
The   latest   device   for lho   purpose of
identifying homing pigeoua is shown in tho
accompanying   illustration-    The arrangement has beeu used for somo  time by the
{owner of largelofti near London, Kngland,
"Ahall l Wnnke ��e Mew, or Mill I Wait
Till Hnir-Pnsl text"
"Well," said the returned traveller, "1
had an experience in Ireland which will
lead mo far toward believing anything that
I may ever hear or read about aome Irishman's utter illogicality. It happened out
in the hotel of a littio town in Galway called Wcatport. 1 waa one of a party of
four thai hat] gono across from Dublin to
ook fora deserted silver mine that was
said to Ho in the coast, hills back of the
town, and we agreed, as it was a long
drive over there, that we would start early
the next morning,
"Seven was set for the breakfast hour
and half past six for thc rising hour, ho we
called in thc solitary waiter ofthe hotel
and told him lo rouse us all at G'.'iO, Bharp,
I slept io a bed that waB as gloomy as a
hearse and iu a room that was as cold hh an
ice cheat, anil was dreaming of home and
steam boat when a knock at the door awoke
" 'Whoso there ?' I cried.
" '.Shure, it'a mo, sor," answered tho
waiter, 'It's twinty mitiita past foive, Bor,
Will I waake ye now, or will I wait till
half past sex '.'''
"At first I was angry, but when I realized the full topsy-turvineBs of tho fellow'a
deduction 1 just roared. And it's a fact,
. ���*���*���*��� ������i   ���
Sir Isaac Newton could remember lho
first six powers oi overy number under 100,
with best of management it is difficult- UB-w wwvit
if not impossible to aavo a sufficient amount   there !     Ami there
of manure from tho atock that can be   fed '
wiih what is grown on tho average farm to
keep up tha fertility.    It can be made the
principal dependence, but in a majority cf
cases if ihc land is built up,green manuring,
uainff commercial fertilizers, or purchasing
feed bo as to keep n larger number of stock
will be necessary.
Tho growing of a variety of crops and
tho feeding out to different kinds of stock
nob only oilers n better opportunity lo
keep up tho fertility of tho farm and secure
better prices for the products but it materially lessens tbo risk of failure and
gives a moro steady income, while what
is grown can always be uaed to a better
advantage and the stock bo fed and prepared for market at a less coat.
Treatment of Seed Oats.
It is now considered as a settled fact
that lhe smul of oats may be absolutely
prevented hy treating the seed accordiug
to thc Jensen plan. This is simply to Immerse lho scetl oata in hot water for a
short lime, by which every smut spore is
destroyer! and a crop freo from iliscaso ia
Insured, Ko expense ia involved, and but
slight labor. All that ia lo bo done is to
souk the seed oats about ten minnie*- in
water nt a temperature of  nearly l.'l.'i de* j
groes���not much moro or less���and thon
spread them where ihey cun drain ami dry
as rapidly as possible.
To the above should ho appended the
amuon io farmers not to trust to guesswork in using thc Jensen method. Water
at a temperature below 1>>I) degrees does
nnt destroy all smul spores, and soaking
longer than live minutea abovo UO or MS
degrees Injures the seed. A reliable thermometer should be plunged in the water
aud the temperature regulated by it to
about. 13fi degrees, as may bo easily done
by adding hot or cold water.
and foel ns fn could lift a ton7" Now you j be ironed Never use partly cool irons and
watch my smoke I There ia a touch of neu- \ -*ub then: again and again, for this is worse
ralgia in my left shoulder, 1 shoot ou my left
hand thuE-follow h with my right left again
���expand my lungs���left���right-sec tho play
of the muscles? It's the most beautiful exercise in the world. I already feel aa if I bad
taken a drink of wine."
'Well,don't smash anything."
'.Smash nothing !   By  striking the ball
you work every   muscle   in   the  back and I
shouldors.   By following it up you bring'
into play every muscle of1���
In dodging oronud the centre   tabic Mr. ]
Bowser ai. nek a chair and went   down and   a howl, add ono teaspoonful of sugar,   salt
rolled over on his baok. and shortening! Blir  until  the  salt and
That is a part of the oterjiee, 1 sup- BllRar aro dissolved and tho butter molted,
pose?   queried Mrs. Mowser from the eoiucr j  ,        ,, , ��� ,*     ,     i   tr
to which ahe had retreated. -���"-���- -*d�� 011�� 0UP *,f  wator'    "mnlvo 1,alf
"Itis, or it is nol," replied   Mr, Bowsor a yeast cako in hnlf  a cup of lukewarm
aa he alowly got up,   "That  ia  what is water-addtheyeaBtundsufl]oientflour(about
called a stage fall, and tho idea ia to make   tf       a||ll llli!f   0lipBMo   makea   batter
the   figure   more   supple,      ion   neednl     .    ,     ... ... .,      .
be surprised   if I   fall   several   times like w,llch wlli  P0Ur Ullck]V   trom  R "P00" :
that." I beal until the batter is light nnd smooth
'Won't you please atop? Nee how you and full of bubbles. ThiB should bo dono
aro shaking tho chandelier and every- at night, and the batter should stand In a
thing else in tho room, j'ho people nest I mem of about 0."i 0 until morning. It
door will think we ara having a war*dance j should then be light and covered with
in hore." | buhb'ci  on   top.    Add   enough   Hour   to
'Tho poople next door can think what make a >oft dough, and knead, using as
they pleaso. I don't propose to go into lill-'s Hour as possible, until tho dough
quick consumption io accommodate the ihu* not slick to tho hands and ia soft and
people next door.    Watch thai ball !   See j velvety to the   tOUlh.    Let il   riso  again
Care of Seed Potatoes.
Toward spring, which tho weather gets
warm, thc potatoes will begin to tluow out
sprouts, We should try to prevent this.
We can do so if we have plenty of room in
lhe collar, and this we shall ju all probability havo at that season, aa mucli of the
crop will likely have been disposed of. The
boxes should then bo placed one tier deep
on lhe cellar floor. The light should then
be let in, and tbo contents of each box
turned into the other about once evory week
at lirst, and oftener when the weather gets
still warmer. The potaloea thus handled
will shrivel ami discolor, but tho sprouts
will not become long, antl when the sood is
planted growth wiil be immediate where
the weather and soil arc suitable.
Trajan, the Roman Kmperor, knew lhe
names of all lhe 1'raetorian   (luards in the
eity, about 10,000 in number.
Charles Brender, of Baltimore, who was
married recently, wns teased by hia fel.
low-workman iu a furniture factory when
he returned to work, tie lost control of
his temper, and leaped from a fourth-story
window to tho ground- breaking both hm
And ihci
itil  it   is double   Un   bulk.    Wheu the
Bowser, if you want robust Health, if   you ' dough is light enough il should come away
want to foel���" | from the bowl without sticking.    Mold as
Ah*. Bowaer accomplished  two  things | quickly and as lightly as post!be, without
'""     '          '   kneading   again,   into   loaves.    Put   in
greased bread tins, individual   oneB   ple
at once���he missed tho ball and struck
the chadelier and knocked olf two globes,
and in springing back he struck the big
family rocking chair nnd went clean
over it and lay jn a heap ou the Hour.
Mrs. Bowser gathered up tho ahattered
globes, carried the balloon to llie
window and sent it flailing into the night
and then advanced to Mr. BoWfler, who
lay on the floor glaring at the ceiling, and
said l���
"That waa another atago fall, I suppose,
and your figure certainly appears more
supple I"
Mr. Bowser turned ever, got up with a
painful effort, and after feeling of his nook
to seo if if was broken, he hoarsely exclaimed t���
"If you want to kill in*!, why don't you
do ic with bullet or pol-jOli '.'"
Why, Mr. Bowser, but what can you
Never you mind I I understand!
Should you wiah to go homo to join
mother until our- lawyers can arrange
matters, let mc know in tin- morning ' Vou
may also givo me your idea as lo alimony I
Hood night, Mrs. Bowser- good night! I
would suggest thai you resume yonr
maiden name, and 1 trust you nny have
betttcr auccoss in killing your next husband !'
[erred- ami let rise again until light. It
should rice about thirty minutes this inst
time) Iben bako iu a moderate oven for
forty-flve minutea.
Whole Wheat Bread.���Scald one cup of
milk; turn into a bowl; add one teaspoonful
of butter, one teaspoonful of augar, one of
unit,and one cup ol water; when lukewarm,
add onelialf of a yeast cake, which has been
dissolved in a half cup of lukewarm waler.
Stir in three cups of whole wheat Hour and
heat until bulit and smooth Let rise over
night. In the morning, when light, add
two or threo oups ol flour,  or enough to
mako a suit dough. Knead well, and bo
ciirefiil not to iirbl too muoh Hour in the
kneading. White Hour cun bo n-ied lor tho
kueadlng, if desired. Let tho dough rise
until it doubles iis bulk. Shape it into
loaves i put In greased bread llm,  lot rise
in,   and  bake forty livo minutes   ht a
lorato oven,
Potatooa as Ponholdori.
"It Is surprising," aiys a commercial
traveler, "how general the uso of potatoes
aa penholders is becoming in hotels. I
have seen them in use in groat hoitelries
of tho east, whose owners wouldn't hesitate
for a moment, lo spend "-I'l for a desk ornament to hold pens used by the guests in
registering, Tho inixturo of starch, glucose
and water in the potato seems well adapted
to tnke up the impurities of ink and to
koep tho pen point cleir aud bright while
the alkaloid of the potato, known as sola-
nine, doubtless has smoothing lo do with
it in the same line. Thesecleinenls readily
tako up the tatitiatu of iron, which is ihu
body substance of ink. Chemically speaking starch is the first base of a potato, and
sugar or glucose is its BOCOIld bate. Thus
is the humble potato finding another way
iu which to serve the uses of mankind.
There is a rattier pleasing sugestiveuess
in a big ten-inch potatoe when a feller
comes in tired and hungry from a long
Which du you think fa correct, iiBked llie
studious young womin, 1 would rather go
home, or I bad rather ifo home.'
Neither, replied Cholly Nairgo. I'd
rather stay here,
Too Early to Doclde.
Firat Boy (who was not at school)���"How
is lhe new teacher���cross':
Second Boy���"She had a amile on her
i:i.*e all thc morning.
First Hoy (suspiciously)���Mebby she
just bought her  teeth,
What a Man Admires.
mu admires a well hIioiI   ai
il   well
lier-Hii n>
i worn
I ban
i very apt to   lo
110, makes him I
A i
gloved woman.
Ile admires  a
showy headgear o
lie likes,   audi
who sets him at o
with himself.
Me usually thinks the wonuiii nil that is
admirable who Hatters him judiciously.
No one ever met a man who jn his heart
did not prefer a woman should know how
lo make good  things to  tickle  his   palate
rathor ihan pound a piano or paini ohina.
Uo admires a thoroughly charming
hostes 4.
He likes a good feminine Ustonor.
Ho admires a lovable, womanly Woman
ai much as ever, and always will.
Correct Note Papor.
For all occasions pure whito vellum is
��� he best note paper to uso. A plentiful
supply of dainty note paper is essential to
every well-erjutpped dnsk. h should match
in color anl design tho writing paper used,
hm should i>e ai least iwo sizes smaller.
These   mm,.II    ahcets    are   convenient  ill
acknowledging Informal invitations nnd
Writing times. Mourning stationery is not
BOOPnipieuoUB as of old.    Tin: black border
liaasrowii muoh narrower
The  Dill'erenco-
"Ah," remarked Mr. I'uilp. "bui women
haven't lho play of intellect that men
enjoy." "No of course not.'' snapped Mrs.
Quilp '. "woman's intellect works.''
Max Muller knew eighteen different languages lo the exteni of being able to speak
or write iu   any one,  and a considerable
number In addition loss perfectly. f
Published fcvery Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
By Whitney & Co.
Rev. Mr. Talt's Views on the Subject Epl ome ot a Lecture Dellv
ered at Courtenay-A New Solu
tion Found.
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Tuesday, Mir. 26, IE
The sidewalk is going abend .md at
onco. Wh,it a blessing it will be to
lhe town ! And what a compliment to
our people thai there is exhibited so
much public spirit th.it ii is practicable
to make such needed improvements
Ion.*' before it is possible lo be incorporated !
Mr. A. Haslam, our present member
in the Dominion ptrl'iament, as appear*;
from hii caul published on thc first
page, is a candidate for re-election in
the interests of the Liberal-Conservative pany. He has been a most useful
member, and will be well supported in
this part of tbe  district.
There are several entertainments on
the tapis. Among them are an entertainment for the lienntit of the English
church, for the Hospital, fm the Read
ing Room, and a Bazaar for the Presbyterians, We are glad to see this.
They are worthy institutions and cultivate a much neglected side of our natures.
It is necessary that we have a local
Health Oftker authorized to.act atonce,
The open season makes it Imperative
lhat there should be no delay. Dead
horses, Ungs and other animals need to
be removed, and so of all lilth. We
must see that our drinking water is
[ime. We in fact need.a Health Hoard
here as well as in cities.
The lecturer began by saying tliai the
question was almost as old as the lii'.l*.
a was Uiscus>t:tf   when   Israel   was   hi  1
Egypt, antl from thai lime to this  it 'has
been an open question.    I shall not lnV-
ever trouble you with Us history;   but   it
has some snd chapter**, of oppression aud ���
suffering, which would draw   tears  from
the eyes of those who never wept.
Altliougb ihe question is still unsettled,
it doe-, not follow thai thc relative positions of the two parties (the employer
and employee) remain um hanged. 'Ihc
workmen today are as a class infinitely
better than they were 500 years ago, or
200, or even 100 years; nnd the employer adopted tactics then lhat they
��� would not tbmk of using now, nor w iuld
I such be tolerated.    New phases   of   the
j labour question aie continually  iqming
The let Hirer went on to mention sonic
, of tbem: the eight hour movement, tbe
j wage question, and what tn do ��iili ibe
j unemployed. He suited that the land
j law*, would need revisiont nnd thai many
; ofthe people should b* sent bad, to   the
cultivation ol the soil, \\ was the wav in
I which the Creator intended that many nf
I the world's inhabitants should find llieir
1 living, and if this was done ii would ' Icar
I the wny for u -settlement   of tbe   labour
1     Th�� chief point of ih* labour question
was, he slated, ihe adjustment of ihe ilis-
I airbed rein i"ii between master and   sev
!  v.ml    or   capital   and   labour -how     to
remove this friction so lhat the two pa
might work in harmony and fur eat I
I ers interest. There are some who it
there is no such question, ttwt this
lurbed relation is natural, thnt all
strikes etc. are a natural part of our
cial machinery, Hut we dn nol be
this. Cap lal and labotu aie not an
nistic. but necessurj to each other
interdependent���-the interest ol ��� i,)'1
lhe interest of labour.    Capital does
with suspicious eye at the proyrcss
workman, bui should not.    It mu 1
mitted that the distur-Btu.ee itt widi*s|
and deep, ind it may be  spreading
becoming more serious.
Thk Importance; of thk Question.
It is an important question
workman and his family, for the ei
for society and ihe nation. It m:
both the workman and thc capita
of the country. A one sided n
is no settlement. A settlement ii
of the employer wilh the jusl
ihe workman unrecognized, is w
ment; again, a settlement 111 fa
the workman, with ihe intcrestsi
not conserved, is no settlement,
tied at all it must beon a basis fa
to bath, and a basis that will allt
fluctuation of trade and the siai
labour market.
200 212 Ural Avenue North,
rn^rtc h-wht r-lehl out ���  no      Shipping tags furnished freo on request.
Fair selection; Immediate returns goods we ner.c.e
��3P-\V 't   for C:      la; giving Late-t M.vkt:t P iC3S."*-Sa
R. li. Anderson,
Practical  Waichi taker
Worker in 1 .ight M t.tls   aiul
Gunsmiihing ;*'"'   ��� in   Work
ol ciockG, Watches, Books
aud Si.aUonepy.
T. D. McLean
���CTlTIOiT, B. C
ifiticsiv union'
CflP-I B.C.
Notary I ubiicrnd ( onveyemcer
On Approved Security
When  absent   from  the  city   John
I Williams  ��ill transact his busi**,*.-*,*,
Miss B B.Williarna,
Teacher of Music,  Shorihiuu
and Typewriting
i l*u[)ils can have free u**e of Typewriter
nnd llano for prat dec.
\... .'
; ..anaiiiio Saw Mill,
Sasb anil Door
��� ��� -:u:o- 0-
If. O. Drawer ��.  Telephone Cull, 131
%.lyr" A complete smelt  of Rouyh  and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Alio
Shingles laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows antl Ulind-*.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
cf wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
Elegant display of English, French antl American pattern Hals
All cordially invited to attend.
The Famous
���1!A St 31.1) SI. J.imca M.
net III turn  li'e'rl".
.  B.   POWELL, d0i,i homo.
Vrti,.uu.ur, i. ..UT s\..e-\ il H.ciiL
1 will   deliver  fre-.li full even
Hi ihc   people  of  Union   and
Cumberland. H. H. Ilovd
Stage and Livery,
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
.'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  ,'.
^rIcQ,UILLA.l*T  & Q-LXjI/LO'SilSl.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sareaparfillft, Champaeno Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler  of Different Brands of   LaRer Bear,  Bteam Beer ami Porl-cr.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
��� the
By T.I Naoao, Unltr,
The Japanese ��oiiii.*n have proved   nol
a whit behind   lheir  European   sisters
in fulfilling .i patriotic -is well as a philanthropic mission in the present Japan and
China war.   From court  ladies  tn  lhe
wives uf coolies the women of Japan have
united tn do something, each within her
ability toward swelling the war funds, or
������ending articles lo console the soldiers in
their f.ir off fields of battle.   The   most
beautiful incident lhnt will brighten   the
page*- of Japan's history is   that   of  Her
Majesty, the Empress, personally mailing
bandages for the   soldiers   afield.   The
ladies of the higher classes have not been
slow in following this noble example, and
supscriptions have been raised by  them
whereby handkerchiefs and other useful
articles have been sent to   the  soldier;.
One can hardly take up a newspaper with
out coining across an announcement    of
some entertainment under the  auspices
of patriotic ladies for the benefit  of the
Red Cross society or for some other philanthropic purpose.   Who can   measure
the amount of inspiration and encouragement which ihese enterprising ladies im-
pirt tn the hearts  of  heroes   who   offer
their lives for ihe sake of their   country ? j
In the army of nurses are seen the (laugh  j
icrs of nobles and high  officials.   Htm   I
dredsof noble spirited women ire fulfill* i
ing this angelic mission beside ihe wound
ed soldiers, and many more arc awaiting ���
an opportunity to receive appointment in ���
The patriotic movement has laken hold j
oven of the women in   the  lower  rank-., j
where there is less education and culture,
The mile ofthe pom* widow a . I  m  pin* I
money n( ihe thrifty wife lias [onctoswcll I
the fund to prosecute the war    One   .ul
woman in Echigo province, says i paper, i
had been laying up monev for so ���*������ "mc* ���
tu In* employed a*, i linijo ga kirn, or mon
mittanre tothe lai.d nl Eternal llappi- J
ness. Not being a well to do person she !
had had a hard lime in slowly accuinulnt j
in** the required sum, amounting to a I
hundred dollars. With nothing short of i
the harde * laboui and the mosl rigid self
denial could -.lie get this together. Mow
evor, years nf patience and economy had
at last rewarded the good ohl soul' with
tin* monev, ready lo be placed 'on thc
. altar of H6iokes'ama. Hut wait. Should
she employ this hard earned monev only
for iln: ,ake of her individual interest, or
should --.Iii* mike use ol it even at ihe risk
of losing Paradise, to send some comfort
to those patriots who were' sacrifice ny
their lives for thc cause of their country?
Placed in such a dilemma she was for
a moment at a loss what to do. Hut final
ly her patriotism got the better of
her piety, and her future life insurance
fee was handed over 10 the authorities as
a free offering. Such and other stories
are too numerous to mention here; indeed
some nf them read like fiction. What
unspeakable pathos and self sacrificing
are shown by such stories as that of a
y ung mar'ied lady purposely obtaining
a divorce from her husband who had
beta taken as a conscript, so that he
might bnvfly go forth to llu baltle-field
unencumbered! or that of a widowed
mother shedding not a teir, but sending
her only son off to ihe field with inspiring
"���nrds such as might drive a coward to
d ��ds of bravery.
Methods of thk Past.
He showed that strikes cannot utile
the question, for it is might and na; right
that wins the day. The Unions, ihe legislature, the courts of arbitration, we have
all these���but we have the labour ques
lion unsolved.
It is invaluable for the interests of both
that the men should share to some extent
tn the profits of the business.
Millionaires should be taxed io such an
extent that there would be no ureal inducement for one individual to hold mure
than say half a-niillion.
The plants of large companies also,
when thoir value rises above a certain
figure. It may be said thai large com pa
nies sell cheaper thin small ones do, but
they do that by putting large numbers of
men out of employment.
In regard to joint stock companies con
trolcd by a manager who is given his position on the express condition that he is
to lower the working expenses and raise
tlie dividends, some special legislation
should be enacted that would give relief
lo the men from whal might be called the
oppression, wrong and tyranny uf those
Thk New Solution.
If the question is to be solved the solution mint come In the direction of moral
reform. Some tell us the Bible is old
and ils precepts out ol dale, but it contains the only solution to this question,
and others that are threatening in over
take us. It would be well if there ��as a
kind of confession of past wrongs, on lhe
par: of both masters and servants; tak-ng
each other by the hand and saying,
henceforward we will try and live on better terms, we will regard each other as
brethren and work more for each others
The lecturer remarked that he consider
cd thai the men held the key to ihe solution and it was for ihem to take the lirst
step, lie said thc first thing was union,
and the   rst plank in the  platform   was:
Efficiency. Whether at skilled or
unskilled work, the workman might to be
i thorough ma**lcr in   that   department.
A. LIN     AY,
First class accommodation IcjK thk trav-
klmnii I'UHI.IC.   RATES
REDUCED to xkhuuk
By the month, $25.
By  the   week,   $6.
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets  for   21    meals,   '-* 00
H. J. Theobald,
House and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kafcomining
and Decorating.
BA^CIST     S,
NANAtsfR. H. ('.
I*. l>. IMIAWim  1*.
H, A. Simpson
Barrister & r>ol!ciioi\ No's a     A
Commercial street.
1^J1.1TJ_I2��0,    b.   a.
Prompily. Attended to
Uoion, B. C.
J. A. Carthew
xr&xort, b. c.
A'l persons rlrivinj* river the wharf or
britlues m Coniox clislriet laster ib.in a
walk,   will   be prosecuted   according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Asent.
...,_,  ,..-0Tf./;. ;-,v,,  '..  ���.;.;_���   ;.:���---.'"**-?,.,   . ,
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Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Join
tt*. D. OWEN, MARTEtt.
I On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steaiw-r JO A N will sail as f .llnwn
M  ,     f'AI.I.IMtAT WAV POUTS ai unM.'llb'oril
iy ' nud fri'Mil imy offer
I.URT0 VlctOllll, TU'lSdn}',  7  ll.  III.
1x3. C   '-, I    ���"   Naii.imo (nr Comox, vi wine- day, 7 a. in
'   oare Otunox for Nnnii inn,      Fridays, Tii.ln.
Dickson & Co.,   Props. V'   Nn,m,mo,01'vletor;a' an1uraty.7n.111
��� \For freight or state rooms apply on
ioarcl, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Vicioria Station, Store street.
'.DnmklaM Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And thc best kept house.
n~Li7n~Tc m
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
1 rm rpepared to
lurntsh stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick.
Union, B.C.
The union to take in noae b;it cflii
men 11 would be sninll al llie til st but
il would grow; thoy would save them-
selves and by Hiul by  they   would   save
llie others, and thc onion would   pill    it:,
stamp of efficiency on their men.    Every
Thi- Hotel is lilted lip with
11 degree of Kleuunce and
regard to Cnmfcrt and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
LTQ,UOBS - + + .|.-
JA.-NTD    ���   J.QA'Rf
Table Unsurpassed
o'| o"| o I o | o I o
D    J
Esquimalt tS: Nanaimo R'y*
Time   Tabla   No.   23,
To take etfAct at 8.00 a. m. oil Thursday,   Jan.   10th,   1895.   Trains
run  on  Pacific  Standard
NORTH BOUND (Read Down.)
mndei of
No man
value in
i i.lai'k in
thing is improving: machinery
work, wlw not the workman?
Imt should present something
ihc labour market The secoi
tin- platform shmild be;
STKAHlNldSS ami KOBRII iv. Masters
loic much by the unsteady hahits of their
workmen, Vet ihc men think nnn is
their best friend ! No, ii lakes all their
money and makes theirwoik Ics** valuable
THB 3rd clank would he, the duty ol
ihc workmnn lo make his masters hucrc-u
In-, own. The ler.iurer said he did not
mean ihey should be or art dishonestly,
but in every lawful   u-.iy,
FOURTH   1M.ANK,   pleasantness    and  j
iiljrec'ibility while at -.vork; asmall thing,
but \-ct of great importance.
Fifth, trustworthinbss, so that
the employer could trust them with his
men, his stoi k, hi, implements, his goods
his property and his money; and that
when he was absent would have them to
give him the .whole lime tliey agreed
lo tin.
When the union came into the labour
market with ihese five qualities, they
would carry the flay.
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
-iie&Ij   estate���
Nanaimo Cigar Factory ���.^.  ,8***:i-avi|.sls!a82a��-!8ass
I'liillip ('iul)lt', iincl i o., Prop'* '��� -~ !  jl I I I t I I 1 f< I I I I III I .*
Baston Street               Wttualmo B, 0 "lJ("JIA I   Z" I10��0SBftBWf-jSattSjatBRS
MantifMlures  the fmc't ciKnrs  nndl I: ' i ii : U�� :j t    :i;��;:-
employes none bui white inbor. *|        jji*-.��*f.:s-MiiHUii ��
Why purchase inferior foreign cigtirs, 2      \^i*i'Zti~i*'lVs*'sJ$
tvhc.n ynu cun obtain ii suPhRioR arti *J       ?ll^H'vicI|3l|ti*SSS*l
! and '
= DO**JK-
u ���   Bennett Sf Hay
Union, B.C.
o I o | o I o | o
UNIO V Bakery
McKenzie k McDonald,
Conrtenay, U. C.
General    Blacksmiths.
Bring on Your Woik
The leadiug hotel in Comox district,.
Kew and handsomely furbished ,
���x-tellont hunting and fishing closo
ti town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tho
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
On Dunsmuir Ave,, Union
Opposite ihi: NEWS office
Where I am prepared to do all kinds
Society     Cai-ds
1. o. 0. !���'., No .ii
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Union Lodge, I, 0. 6. !���'., metts,everv I .,=.���! , , , , ���
Friday nil/lit at 8o'clocl:. Visiting brcth-        SOUTH IitH.'NI) i Read Ur )
ren cordially invited lo .mend. [ .                '  -���
Wni. .Wrijjht, If. S.
Hiram 1-oi.geNo u A.I'* .& A.M.,tf.C.R   '' .    , ayS
r-iL-iJiHf* * -��� Boinrn-TtekVu wil] te Iwuul bojvrooli all
Lodge meet. TO every Saturday on of   ,ur������ul later Utan Monday,
before llie full of Ihe moon '      ' ���'
jmy Bmther.   cvdinlly requested ; ^T*ST5��
R, s. McConnell, | 800d for "rrn *Uya' ine]mti�� *���">' ��*iB:-"0-
Secretary.    '    No Heturh Tickuts leaned for a fare nnd a
tfty J********-!? v^ i    Through rutea btst.woon Victoria and (Jon-r-s.
^^* ���*l��*^��i^ j    Mileage and Commutation Tickets can be ab-
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.: uincdoiinpiiiicftUonu)Ticket Agi-nt. victoria
O. [���'.', meet in  the! I   lodge  room   over   Duncan's and Wellington Stations,
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second j ���
Saturday at  8 p.m.   Visiting brethren | a. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.
cordially invited to attend. -   - -
Union Saw Mill
All Kinds of. Rough antl
Dressed lumber always tin
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Best of Bjread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Conrtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
At the Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
ANL)    Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction and
hope lo  receive
a fair share of p   IT   T'irW*ll
public patronage.^-** l *��� ���*��� <u inA -
Robert J. Wenborn.
Klachine Works, Nannimo
Dealer in Hicyclcs, Agent for Hin-.t-
ord Bicycle Co., II. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Beast on, Hittnber,
Rudge, New Howe and Wliitwonh. Will
s--.ll nn Installment plan or big discount,
for cash. 1'arts supplied ��� Repaiiing n
Combination C^-.- -. =5 - 7^=^^-..-^ii ��� ���,
Iron Bedrt9^X-.T,..^-ji^^-*w-*-.J(
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
PraldMt. Oanl Sunt.
San. Frairtt ud Phmmw Ant.
... Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Gia'fi't Stumper. ���
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No tl8
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
These goods are sold by
R.  Gnat      L. Motict, fsttn.
Grant & McGregor.


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