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The Weekly News Dec 18, 1894

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G. A. McBain & Co.
il Ertatu Broki
Nanaimo,  B. C.
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; A. McBain & Co
Seal Estate Brokers
*t*% Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
TJIfcTIOl'-T.   13. C
Gent'. Turaiahlna;
Orders Taken for Custom Made Suits.
J\flafcus Wolfe
P. O. DRAWER, 17
Scottish Union tod National Innur&noo Oo.
of Edinburgh, Scotlaud.
Phoeoix Fire Assurance Go. of London, Eng.
Sun Life Aewrance Company of Canada.
London Guarantees and Aooident Company.
Canada Permanent Loan and Saving* Co.,
Globe Saving! and Loan Company, Toronto.
7am Leans a Specialty
**-*-R-EjL*r ��� xTO-EvrBSSXT - ziajxj-wjl-z:
Thos, G. Morgan,
None but the best
quality and most
fashionable goods
kept In stock.
Fashionable Tailor
William's Block,
Union Meat
"W hoic"L������.Market. "*���*���*
ways on hand.  A*-*m.WBM **.*&%��� Week,y
Vegetables  etc.
S*"?"     Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.      ***""*J
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
Leiser's Union Store.
Our Xmas Stock of 1894 surpasses anything
ever before shown in Union.    Our Store is a
Veritable    Bazaar    There    is    nothing
cannot get.
We are showing an immense stock of Dolls,
Toys of all kinds, Plush Goods, Celluloid
Goods, Knit Goods, Blankets, Comforters,
Rubber Goods, Fancy Lamps, Glassware, and
numerous other things which through want of
space we cannot mention.
Another Case of useful and Fancy Articles in
Silverware to hand, direct from the noted
manufacturers,  Simpson,  Hall, Miller & Co.
Special Bargans In Gent's Clothing. Etc.
Great Bargains in our House Furnishing Dep't.
We are sole agents for Master Machanic Soap, Miners and
Puddlers Tobacco and Upton's Celebarated Ceylon and
Indian Teas.
Simon Leiser, Prop.
McPhee & Moore.
���AIT ID���
Union Mines
Furniture   Store.
A  Full   Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant & McGregor Props
Ice Cream Parlors.
TJ 3STI01T, B* G
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books,
Imported and Domestic Cigars.   Br     r and Meershaum Goods.
The Above Stores Adjoin, Where Everything of the bait in their Respective
lines will be found.
A. W. Mclntyre, Prop.
p. Duppe
In tha Dunnes  Block Where   He  hs.  on   Display One of the Finsst
Stacks of Woolen. Ever Shown in Britiah Columbia.
Bon Ton Restaur
JO. H. Fechner & Co., Prop's.
jVleals at all flour s
���AT   THE���
New Walk along the Shop to' Mall Door.
Prices:-10c. 15c and 26c.      21 Meals for $500.
E. Merman,
Will be in Union every
month with a large stock of
Jewelry, Watches, Diamonds,
and Silverware.
Watch repairing a specialty.
Forenoon  of December 25th
At Riverside Hotel.
I have placed ill acouaaU doe thn amd-jn.
ed estate of J. Abrams in the hand* of Mr,
Gao, Roe for collection who i> authorised to
receipt on piyuintitn. Thete accounta muit
be pml on or before January 1, 18115, to
uve coi��t*-.
Robert (Jrunt,
New Year's Ball
K. of P.
Benevolence Lodge, No. 14, will
give a Grand Ball and Supper,
Tuesday Evening, Jan. 1, 1895,
at the Cumberland Hall, Ticket
admitting Lady and Gentleman,
including Supper, $250. The
Gentlmen are requested to wear
CIGARS. Etc.   Please Call.
Dear Editor: ��� The snow is all
gone and the fields are partially green.
The valley looks beautiful to the strangers who come down from the town
perched upon the mountain benches.
Charley Rabson is still getting out logs
for thc mill here keeping a small force
steadily at work, white Bob Graham and
Hughy Stewart are busy getting out logs
to make the timbers for the road embankment It is said they will need some
300.000 Iclit,
The saw mill of INiuhart Bros, is being put - - perhaps I should say has been
put ��� in first class condition for turning
out a large amount of lumber. The bull
wheel and endless chalfl expedite work
marv-'lously and cheapen production,
and the new planer is about ready for
business, ana what wiih dvke timbers,
orders from different pans of the settlement and also from Union it is not doubted but that the mill ��i.l do a large business, and when the spring opens there
will be a rush which the Urquhart Bros,
will be fully prepared to meet.
The second in the course of entertainments was held here in the new hall on
Thursday evening last It was an awful
night and the wind had been blowing
all day, consequently the attendance was
not what it otherwise would have been;
nevertheless there were quite a number
out and as the tickets had generally been
sold in advance there was probably no
loss. It was a good lecture and the music was 1 ne.
The new store building is quite an ornament to thc town. The post office has
been moved into if, and Mel'hee is gradually getting in hii guilds. As it is much
needed it will doubtless do a good business. Wilh a store Courtenay is well
outfitted, having post office, lodge rooms,
hall and all the other businesses usually
appertaining to a thriving town.
The churches up the settlement are preparing for Xmas and young Canada will
not be forgotten by Santa Claus.
The school here is temporarily closed
on account ofthe illness of Miss Annie
McLennan, the teacher. We hope to
see her well soon. In the meantime thc
children will enjoy a longer holiday than
J. McPhee is running a dram from his
store to the river. We understand that
the Soda Water Works will connect with
this, and that it will be continued on up
to the Riverside hotel.
Friday night there came near being an
undesirable sensation here. Oscar
Kingsbury and his partner, Andrew
Johnson, a Swede, got into some altercation. They were o.er stimulated to put
it mildly,and Irom words it came lo Johnson drawing a knife. The eyes of an onlooker were quite as sharp as the knife
and a good deal quicker. Johnson was
seized and the knife wrested from him.
Afterwards special constable McCann
took the Swede into custody.      \
The application of Dickson & Co. for
a retail liquor license was rejected by the
bench of J. Ps Saturday, nnd the application for a similar license for the Dunne
block was withdrawn. The bei.ch was
composed of J. Abrams, presiding J. P
and J. Ps G. F. Drabble, J. W. McKenzie, A. McKnight, W, B. Walker, Thos.
Cairns and Robert Grant, ��� an array of
judicial experience, learning, high char
acter and horse sense which it would be
hisrd to find excelled among thc J. Ps in
any portion of the Province, They were
weighty men In a physical sense to* >
averaging 180 lbs. while some of them
would tip thc beam it 200 lbs. They
were generally past middle nge, ��� J. Ps
Walker and Grant being the youngest
and J. P. Drahble the oldest. Of the
latter Mr. Clinton publicly declared that
he probably had forgotten more law than
all the rest knew. This was intended
evidently solely as a compliment to
Drabble, J. P. and nol in any sense as 1
discourtesy to others. If he had said he
hnd forgotten as much as any other half
dozen J. Pi in the Province knew, u
might not have been considered any
praise. The men sitting on the bench
wilh him were of much more than ordinary calibre and Mr* Drahble is recognized as the Nestor of thc bench in this
Thc Court met promptly at 4, there
having been a formal adjournment nt
noon to the latter hour. At once it became apparent that there was to be a
lively contest. The two parties appeared
th be about equally Strong. The result
showed that the Temperance force hid
lhe heaviest artillery and as Napoleon
nrce remaikcd Providence is always on
the side ofthe heaviest guns. Mr. Fauquier opened In a classic speech for applicant Dickson St. Co. and presented n
long roll of 372 names upon which the
opposing forces under command of General B. C, Kandall opened fire with such
good effect that a full half dozen were
quickly knocked out. Then followed
some sparring on technical questions
which were quickly brushed awny by ihc
strong judicial broom. Mr. II. Dunne
ruffled up the judicial ermine atone point
lo a dangerous extent by thc use of the
word MUST. The eyes of thc presiding
J, P. took tire at once, thc flame spread
unlil Associate J. P. McKnighl's brow
blazed wi'h wrath, while the voice of both
thundered in unison their indignation,
Mr. Dunne said he didn't mean must.
The word hnd slipped out without per.
mission or had been picked up because
it was In the way. lie hadn.t intended
to use it.   Then the judicial heat abated.
Thc legal debris having been cleared
away it became simply a measure of
strength. Thc Temperance adherents
showed an array of adults entitled (u be
heard of 636, whereas all the cohorts of
Dickson & Co, only numbered, after the
killed had been removed, a beggarly 366.
This was not two thirds of the whole
number as the law required by 58, and
hence the court was compelled to sit
down very hard on thc petition. Whether it has all the life squeezed out of it, nr
can be revived remains to be seen. The
court next tenderly enquired after t^e
other petition, viz: that of Mr. Jones on
the Dunne block. Mr. Dunne asked to
have it laid over until Monday. Thc
motion was immediately vetoed. Then
he said he would withdraw the petition
which was accomplished amid,-t ringing
It is not necessa-y to go a great way
from Union to get a change. We are
surrcunded here by peculiar conditions.
We are nestled on the benches of the
Buford Mountains, joo feet above the
surrounding waters. The air is dry and
bracing; the scenery grand, rugged and
picturesque. All about us is the dense
forest, above which to the south and west
rise the snow capped peaks ofa majestic
mountain chain. We are a sort of pent-
up Utica, and, of cours**, at times are
glad to get out. Feeling this way last
Friday 1 got a rig of Kilpatrick, look in a
friend and drove out over the only road
( barring the railroad Jwhich leads inio a
different world. We soon came to what
has been denominated lhe Polar regions,
so called from the density of the forest
aud the huge trees which compose it.
The Sun is never seen here, and you feel
a chill except in the honest portiun of
summer. Now the topi of lhe trees arc
covered with a mantle of white which
makes the place from a lilllc distance,
look like a pelriiied forest. The telephone wire is down indicating a recent
storm. The sleighing is good here, bui
we were on wheels, as we wished to go
beyond the land of snow into the land of
sun. Soon it appeared light ahead and
we came to the huge cranberry awainp.
Here we noticed the drainage work.
Down the center was a ditch say 4 by 5,
more or less, thc entire length. From
this radiated olher ditches. F. B. Smith
the Colliery surveyor and engineer made
thc plans and Alex. Garvin, the famous
spring man is at the head ofa Mongolian
detachment which does the work. The
camp fires on the hillside near showed
the outlines of quite a village. No doubt
but that in the course of three or four
years when the transformation is complete, this swamp will smile with all the
luxuries of the cultivated plain. At least
there will be grass where now there is
moss. It is said that all flesh is grass,
but it seems that if this sentence were re
versed and stood on its head, it would
better express the truth. But here we
are at the foot of a hilt' Can any one
tell us what it is there for? Probably
those who laid out this road thought it
meant an invitation to " come up higher. " Unless there be something on the
top worth ihe climbing, it would appear
to have been the part of wisdom to have
passed around l-** the east and saved so
much effort. Who can estimate the tug.
ging,the whipping, the broken straps, the
peispiration and the profanity occasioned
by this misdirected piece of road making?
A handsome prize will be awarded to the
.scholar in any of our public schools who
shall make a computation which shall
nearest approach the truth, the awarding
committee to be Tug Wilson, Dan Kilpatrick, and if they can'i agree ��� some
one to be mutually chosen by ihem.
Well, we got up ihe hill without breaking anything, or any cursing ( we never
indulge in that) but there was a lot of
tugging. It was like lifimgVnesdf over
a fence by the straps of the boots. But
some how we got to the top when our
eyes met the gleam of light plaving on
the inarble{?) slabs which betokened lhe
presence of Japs and Chinese fallen in
the struggle of life. On one side of the
road the Japs were buried and on thc
other their traditional enemy. Let us
pause here for contemplation.
(To ii-i co.itiuuo'l 1
The Xmas season once more draws
near, and the hearts of all lhe children
are filled with delight at the ihought of
lhe festivities, and a visit from jolly old
Santa Claus. Nor is thc joy to be given
by htm alone, for lhe cheery voices ofthe
children may be heard preparing for
Xmas entertainment. The Sabbath
School of Grace Methodist Church intends holding their annual Xmas Tree and
concert on Xmas right. A very fine programme is being prepared by the children; and if lasl year be any criterion of
their abilities, we may safely say tint il
will fully repay all the people to attend
and join in the fun.
Courtknav. ��� [ Special ] Rev. Mr.
Rogers of Wellington lectured to a very
appreciative audience on Thursday evening in the Agricultural Hall. He spoke
on music, gave something of its history,
its philosophy and its usefulness; and
made use of many amusing anecdutcs (o
illustrate his various heads.
The lecture was listened to wilh great
attention. Pieces by the choir and others were well rendered- Votes of thanks
loihe lecturer, the chairman, Mr. J. A.
Halliday, and all who hid contributed tu
the evening's enjoyment brought the
meeting to a close.
Thc new hall is well on toward completion. In a short time it will be finished
and then a big time is expected.
Mr. T. J. Piercy returned a week ago
Wednesday, with his wife, both looking
well and hcaity. It is twenty years since
he left thc Kast to make his home here
on the Pacific Coast and greal changes
have taken place both in the east and
here. While east he noticed the pumps
which worked much better ihan anything
wc have here, two or three strokes being
sufficient lo fill a large bucket. Thc material is wood and the method simple.
Mr. I'iercy talks of engaging in their
manufacture. There certainly should be
quite a demand for them as the kinds in
use hereabout are of little use.
The most extensive heating apparatus
ever set up in this district has been placed by the Piket* ill thcCumberland House.
Mr. R. ll. Anderson of Comox Bay was
the Contractor, Il is set inio brick in thc
basement, and from that point thc pipes
radiate in all directions terminating in
registers. In this way the bar, the front
hall, thc sitting room, upper hall etc, arc
all heated. It is not a dead heat but a
warm air is gently diffused throughout
the budding. The result is that there is
greater cleanliness, more comfort, and
far less labor expended than in the old
For wedding rings call at J. Wenger's.
-Xmas and New Year's Cards at
O. H. Fechner has a first class white
The Italians are putting up a large bakery on Second street.
Notce the new ad, of Leiser's. It
reads like an illustrated poem.
Consignments of splendid watches
coming to T. D. McLean from Frisco.
For Sale ���A newly calved cow.
Apply to Daniel Stewart, Comox.
toe. - 1 a.
For books, albums, fancy articles, latest monthly periodicals, call at the
Officer Anderson returned Monday
without having captured lhe bold Yankee
Presents tor the Holidays at
Plmbury's Drug  and   stationery
Missionary services will be held every
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at the
Methodist Church.
McPhee & Moore just received 25 cases Bartlett pesrs, peaches, etc. direct
from California ��� prime article.
Mr. J. Roe, post master, received from
the east by the last steamer a large number of lock boxes for his office.
Mr. C. P. Collis and family have moved nuo their ncw and handsome residence on Fernwood Heights.
For choice pies, cakes, wedding cakes
party or social refreshments, call on
Kcnward & Prockter the Courtenay bakers.
Lost. ��� A lady's brown tweed cape,
about four weeks ago between the liay
and Courtenay. Finder will please leave
it at News Office.
Yaar-s cards at Hmbury's. Tney
are Immense.
Neil McFadgenand Abram Mc Laugh -
an have formed a parinersh-p under the
Istyle of McFadgen St. McLaughlin, as
teamsters, contractors and jobbers.
The store of McPhee & Moore lost
three chimneys by the snow slide nn the
roof; also the store building corner of
Dunsmuir ave. and Second street had its
chimney broken by the snow.
T. D. McLean has some handsome
alluminum framed mirrors, aud souvenir
card trays from the California Midwinter
Fair. The trays are illustrated with pictures of Mt. Shasta, the Golden Gate,
Santa Barbara Mission, etc.
Mr. J. Abrams has been appoinled
notary public, his commission arriving by
the lasl mail. He is now fully equipped
for all notary work, conveyancing, etc.
and has the agency for some first class
insurance companies.
Last week a party of young men consisting of Lucius Cliffe, Walt*-*** Renni
son, Murdock McLeod and Frank Whitney went up Tsnlum River loaded for
bear. They returned on Friday, having
shot four deer and onc bear. The skin
of bruin measured 7 ft. 6 inchcsln length.
Fauquier declares that his dog has been
misnamed and that it is not masculine.
Well, maybe so; but it should be remembered that it has the stout Dutch figure
indicative of Fritz, and lhat lhat accomplished lady, George Eliot was the author ofMiddlcmarch. Why then should
his pet as thc author of Eight Pups not
sail under a masculine pseudonym?
Santa Claus is expected to arrive at
the Presbyterian Sunday School festival
about 9.30 p.m. on Christmas eve, with a
large assortment of presents for the children. Parents or any onc interes cd in
thc school wishing to contribute any
money toward defraying expenses of thc
Tree, mav be assured their offerings will
be thankfully received by the Superintendent or any of the teachers.
John Hay, and J. Deveren of Nanaimo
have been staying at the Waverly House.
At the Cumberland House were registered on steamboat day A. D. Williams
and H. A. Simpson of Nanaimo, J. McFarland of Denman Island and J. U.
Simpson and W. B. Stevenson of Victoria.
R. IV Anderson, metal manufacturer,
ofthe Bay was in town lasl Thursday.
T. J. Piercy of Denman Island was
seen on our streets laol week.
H. Ci Pettingcll, the powder man, returned to Nanaimo on the Joan.
Recs -- At Union on Friday, the 14th
inst. to Mr. nnd Mrs. Rees.a daughter.
Walkci -- At Union on Saturday the
151I1 Dec. 1894, to Mr. and Mrs. bavid
Walker, a daughter.
Hamilton. ������ At  their  residence  on
Middle prairie road, on the tolh inst.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hamilton, a son.
Service* next Sunday conducted by the
Pastor, Rov. D. Mclntyre In the Hall.
Morning, 11 a m. ��� Sulijtot: " How ta
hur. " Evening, 7 p.m. ��� " Angelic u>
nouocement. "
Sunday school, 1 30 p.m. Pastor's Bible
Class, 2 30 p.m.
Prayer mooting Wednesday evouiou, 7 30.
An entertainment will bo held in tbe Hall
on Mouday evening ( Xmas eve ) in connection with the Presbyterian Sunday sSchool.
The chief feature of attraction will be the
tree aud the programme chiefly carried out
by the children.   All aie cordially invited.
The San Mateo left on Friday for Loa
Atiguh-a, California with 4300 tons of coal,
Tugs Fa'oon and Daisy wen* iu and left
with tbe ttsual complement nf ooal.
Str. Whistle wh in and took oat her
usual cargo.
Ibe Mineola will be doe Tuesday  next.
At Cumberland, 11. C, Saturday-,
December 22nd, for Turkeys and geese,
under charge of
J. brvci, ���iVv*
At lhat moment the clock on a cabinet
runs out the mnaloal nhtmei oi foor quarters, and a deeper toueil bell uounde-i the
���'Ten," he said, smiling. "Iwo houra
more and theu the beginning ot n longer
He opened a drawer, iouk out a parchment label, and wrote upon it carefully :
To Edward Bretttson- when time  ia no
more for In* obliged and grateful friend,
Mai-coi,1-! StRATTOK.
Rising from hia chair lie i-rossed to tho
cabinet, tied ihe label lo one of the handles
of the clock, then opened Iho door beneath,
and laid bare a shelf of bottlea, while a
ponuirating odor of Qainphor and other
gums Boated out iui*i tin- room���a familiar
odor to those who atudy nalural history,
and preserve ipoolmeni nf insect or bird
He hail to movo two ur three bottles to
get ut one with a Urge neck and -stopper,
which he shook Up and   loosened   Keveral
pleeea of dull looking white oryital. One ol
these pieces he turned nut on to ihe table
hy his letters, hesitated and jerked out another. Then, setting down the bottle, he
crossed tho room to whero u table-til ter
. siood 011 a bracket, and returned with tha
large carafe ami a tumbler, which hu tilled
nearly lull ol water. These two he set
down on the table, and inking up one of
the lumpa of crystal lie dropped it into the
glass, taking oare that no water should
sprinkle over the side,
He held it up to hia lamp to see how
quickly it would ilissnlvo, net it down
again, and dropped in tho second piece
before beginning 10 tap the table with his
uaila, watching the crystalline pieces the
"Quick and painless, I hope,*1 he aaid
quietly.    " Bah ! I can hear a littio pain,
He turned in his chair with a laugh,
which froze upon his lips as he saw his
shadow ou a panel a fow yards away, the
weird aspect of the moving liguro having
**o terrible an ellect upon Iiih shattered
nerves that he sprang trom his seat and
tied to the wall where ho stood breathing
"Yes, I know," ho cried wildly. "Oiilj*
my shadow, but it is coining   back���
cannot���it is is moro tlun man can bear.
There waa a wild dee} air in hia utterance
and he shrank awny more and more toward
tlie doorway leading to the further room.
Then, as if making a supreme eliorl, he
drew himself up creel, with hit) lips moving
rapidly in a low murmur, stepped firmly to-
warded.' table aud seized the glass.
llarrou was hack to dine at the admiral's
that night, hut the dinner was not a success. Myra wns singularly cold and formal
in her manner; Kdie pleaded a headache
and the admiral was worried by recollections of lhe morning's blunder, and felt
awkward and cun a trained with his guest.
Strive hard as lie would ho could not
help making comparison!), aud a curious
feeling of pity came over him as lie thought
of Strutton'-* blank face anil tbe look of
despair in his eyes, while ho half wished
that he had not allowed himself to be bo
easily won over to iho engagement,
" For he is, after ull, nearly a stranger,"
he muml as his M.n-in-law elect tried hard
to secure Myra's interest in a society anecdote he was retailing, to which sho listened
aud tint was all. "Ves, a stranger,
mused Mir Mark. " 1 know very little
about, him. null ! AIimu.1 ! What should
1 kuow of any man who wnuleil to marry
my girl': I might meet his iclutives, aud
there would he a cortaiu amount of inter*
course, but if I know them for fifty years
it would not ni'tki- tho man a good hub-
band to my pr.or girl. lie loves her dearly;
tie in a line, olever, manly fellow ; there ia
uo doubt about thc Hurron estate in Triui
dad, and he has a handsome balance at hii
The ladies rose soon after, and Hurron
held the door open, returning slowly to
his seat, aud shrugging his shoulders
slightly, For ihere had bciu no tender
look as Myra passed out, and Harrou's
thought was justified.
"Don't seem as if we were engaged,
hope," he said aloud, "Myra is not unwell.
"Kh? Oh, no, iny dear boy, no. Girls
do come over grumpy sometimes. Here,
try this claret, and lets havo a cozy chat
for an hour before we go up,"
"Ad hour '(" said llarrou, with a raising
of the eyebrows.
"Yes ; why not? You're not a love-sick
boy, and you 11 have plenty of your wife by
and by.''
"Not a boy, certainly, sir. As to the
love sickness���well, 1 don't know. Hut ���
yes, that's a good glass of claret, barose,
eh r
-'Yes.    Kill your glass again. '
"Willingly, said lUrroti, obeying his
bost, and pushing Intel, the jug, "for 1
want to talk to you, sir, very sorionsly.and
one wems to get on over a glass of wine."
"To talk to mo-1'' said Sir Mark sharply,
for his nerves were still ajar. "Nothing the
" Yea���and no."
���'Look here, llarrou," orlfld Sir Mark
eioit��dly, " nolieating about the bush. If
you want to draw back from your engage
ment say so like a man."
" If I want to draw baok from my engagement, my dear sir? What in ihu world
are you thinking about':"
" I���er���woll, your manner was so
" Not strange, Sir Mark, serious. Thore
are serious moments in my Inn. Hy tho
May, 1 have seen my loliOltor ngaiu respecting tha settlements, and the papers will be
ready at any time."
" No hurry, sir, no hurry," said Sir
Mark, frowning,   "Woll!"
Barron drew a long breath,
" Well, what is il, man,���what ia
wrong T"
"Unlythe oil story, When ihe cat's
away the mice will play."
"What do you meant"
"I've had bad news from iny agent in
"Indeed I"
"He writes to me by this mail tbat he
has done his best, hut iho estato neoils my
immediate supervision ��� that be cannot
exert the same inllueuce and authority
lhat I should."
"Losses ?"
"Oh, no ; gains���that is, a little on  the
right side.   Hula little is absurd.     Those
plantations ought in produce   a  princely
The admiral looked at Ins guest keen-
"Well," he said at Inst, "what doeB this
mean ("
"That in spite of everything ��� my own
desires and the love I have for Kngland���I
shall have to run across as soon as
"For how long":"
" I oannot say���probably for a year."
"Hah!" ejaculated iho admiral with a
sigh of relief. A yenr before ha would bo
i-ompelleil to part with his child.
" And under the olreumstAooes-SIr Mark,
I am obliged to throw myself upon yonr
" What do you mean 1" oried the admiral in al��rn>,
Can you aak, air 1" said Barron re*
pi-oach fully. " 1 know it is making a great
demand upon you and dear Myra ; but life
is short, and 1 ask you if my position would
not be terrible. It would be like exile to
me.   I oould uot bear it,   I would say to
my agent, ' Let the estate go to ' never
mind where ; but that would be courting
ruin at a time when I am beginning to
learn the value of money, as a slave of the
lamp, who can, at my lightest order, bring
everything I desire to lay at my darling's
" You mean," cried the admiral hotly,
lhat you want the wedding hurried on !"
"To be plain, Sir Mark, I do. In a
mouth from now. I must go by the uext
mail boat but one,"
"It ia impossible, str !" cried Sir Mark.
Barron shook his head aud the admiral
changed his position in his chair.
"Hut Myra!" he cried. "Oh, aho would
never consent to its being so sood."
"1 believe our dear Myra would, in the
sweetness of her disposition alone, consent,
Sir Mark," said Barron gravely ; " and as
soon aa she knows of the vital importance
of time to the man who will he her husband,
she will endeavor to inset his wishes iu every way."
"Yes, yes ; she is a dear good girl, said
Sir Mark ; "but this is terrihle; bo soon."
"Tbo time for parting must come, Sir
Mark, sooner or later ; aud think 1 it is
tor her benefit and happiness. "Well,
yes, I must confess to my own selfish
"And then there is her aunt���my sister.
She would never consent to-������ Yes, I
know exaotly what she would say���such
indecent haste."
"Only an elderly lady's objection, Sir
Mark," said Barron smiling. " You are
certainly bringing forward a new difficulty
now, for I fear that I have never found
favor in Miss Jem-Id's eyes. But surely
she has no right to dictate in a caso like
this. Nay, let us havo no opposition. I
will appeal to Miss Jerrold myself. She is
too high-minded und sweet a lady to stand
in the way of her niece's and my happiness.
I am satisfied of tbat. CSme, Sir Mark,
took at the case plainly. You havo been a
sailor, sir, and know thc meaning of sudden
orders to join. Nothing would stop you.
Mine are uot so sudden, for I have���that
is, at all risks, I will have���a mouth. My
fortune is at stake���Myra's fortune, I may
say. Help mo as you feel the case deserves. "
The admiral was silent for a few minutes,
during whioh he filled and emptied his
claret glass twice.
"You've floored me, Barron," he said at
last. "I can't find au argument againat
"Then you consent? And you will help
me in every way 1"
"It is hard work, my boy���a terrible
wrenoh, but I suppose ] must. In a mouth,"
he muttered ; "so soon ���and for her to sail
right away for a who'e year."
Barron wrung his hand hard and smiled,
"How long will it be, iny dearair, before
your old taste for the sea returns': Why,
you'll be running across before three
months are past. Really I should not be
surprised if you announced that you meant
to come with ub."
" Hah 1 Why not V cried Sir Mark eagerly. " No, no; that would not do* But I certainly will run over before loug,"
" Do, sir," cried Barron eagerly.
" Hariiadoes, Bahamas, Bermuda," cried
Sir Mark. " Why, 1 could take a trip
anywhere among tbe islands. It's ail
familiar grouud to tne. But poor Myra���
n month; so soon, I dpn't feel as if 1 am
louiR right, Barron; hut here, it is fate."
" Yes, sir, it Ib fate."
The crystals had dissolved in the glass us
Stratton held it up and gazed tixediy at its
contents, his face, stern and calm, dimly
sew iu the shadow, while the shape of the
vessel he grasped was plainly delineated
against tne white blotting paper, upon
which a circle ol bright light was cist hy the
shaded lamp.
He was uot hesitating, but thinking
calmly enough. The paroxysm of horror
had been mastered, and as a step was faintly heard crossing the court, he was trying
to think out whether thero was anything
else which he ought to do before that
cold hand gripped him and it would be too
He looked around, set down the glass
for a moment by bis letters, and thrusting
aside the library ohaii he used at hia writing table, be wheeled forward a lounge seat
ready to receive bim as he sank back,thinking quietly that the action of the terrihle
acid would perhaps be very sudden.
Any thing more!
He smiled pleasantly, fora fresh thought
Hashed across his mind, and taking an
envelope he   bent down  and directed   it
fplainly, and without the slightest tremb-
ingot his hand, to Mrs, Brade.
" Poor, gossiping old thing I" he said.
" She has been very kind to me, It will
be a shook, but she must bear it like the
He took a solitary five-pound note from
bis pockothook,thrust it into the envelope,
wrote inside the flap, "For your own uso,"
and moistened and secured it beforo placing
it with the other letters.
"About nine to-morrow morning she will
find it," he thought, "and thon���poor soul I
poor soul! The police and���I ihall he
"(Jod���forgive me I" ho said slowly as,
after a-stop in front of the easy chair he
had placed ready, he once more raised the
glass, and closing his eyes :
"To Myra," ho said, with a bitter laugh ;
and it was nearly at Ids lips when there
was a sharp double knock at his outer door.
A fierce look of auger came into Ids
aouutenaiice as ho stood glaring in tho
ilirection of the summons. Then raising
tho glass again,he was about to drink when
there waa a louder knocking.
Stratton hesitated, set down the glass,
crossed the ronm,and threw open tho doors,
first nnn and then the other, with the impression upon him that by some menus his
intentions had been divined and that it was
the police,
'Having a nap-old fellow!" cried (iitost
hurriedly, as he stopped in, Stratton in-
oluntarily giving way. "I was crushing
lhe inn and eaw your light. Thought I'd
li-op iu for a few moments before going lo
my perch."
He did not say tbat he hud been pacing
the inn and its precincts for hours, longing
to hoar the resutt of his friend's visit to
Bourne Square, but unable to mako up
his mind to uo up till tbe last, when, in a
fit of desperation, he had mounted the
I will not quarrel with him if lie is the
winner. One waa obliged logo down, I
can't afford In lose lover and Iriend in oue
day, even if it does make oue sore."
He had taken lhat sentence and said it
in a hundred different ways that evening,
and it was upon his lips as he had at latt]
knocked at Stratum's door.
Upon his first entrance ho had not untie
ed anything particular in his friend, boing
in a feverish, excited state, full of his own
disappointment ; but as Stratton remained
silent, gazing hard at him, he looked in his
face wonderingly ; and as, bj the half
light, he made out his haggard countenance
and the wild, staring look in his eyes, a
rush of hope sent lhe hlood bubbling, as it
were, through his veins. " Has she refused him '.'" rang iu his cars, and, speechless
for the moment, with his heart throbbing
wildly, and his throat hot and dry, he took
a step forward as he saw carafe and water
glass before him, caught up the latter, and
raised It to bis lips.
But only to start back in wonder and
alarm, for, with a  hoarse cry,  Stratton
struck the glass from hia hand, scattered
its contents over the hearthrug, and the
glass itself flew into fragments against the
bars of the grate.
"Here, what's the matter with you, old
fellow!" cried Quest woaderingly, "Don't
act like that."
Stratton babbled a few incoherent words,
and sank back in the lounge, covering
his faoe with his hands, and a hoarse hysterical cry escaped from his lips.
Guest looked at him lu astonishment,
theu at the table, where, in the broad circle of light, he saw the letters his friend
had written, one being directed to himself.
They explained little, bub the next instant he saw the wide-mouthed, stoppered
bottle, caught it up, examined the label,
and held it at arm's length.
"The cyanide!" ho cried excitedly.
"Mai 1 Stratton,old chap I Good God I You
mircly���no, it is impossible Speak to me,
old man I Tell me, or I shall go mad!
Did Edie refuse you V'
Strattou'a hands dropped from his face
as he rose in hiB seat, staring wildly at his
"Kdie !" he said wnnderiugly.
"Yes, Edie I" cried   Guest excitedly
ho bent down toward liis friend.    "He
stop a minute; what shall 1 do wilh that
cursed stuff!"
Striding to tlie window, he threw 1
open, leaned out, and dashed the botth
upon tbe pavement, shivering it and its
contents to fragmeuts.
" Now speak," ho cried as soon as he bad
returned. "No fooling, man; spoak the
" Edie!" said Stratton us he satthere
hombliug as if smitten by some dire dis*
" Yes. You told me you were going lo
tell her of your success���to ask the admiral
to give you leave to speak to her."
"No, no,"said Stratton slowly.
" Are you mad, or have you been drink
ing!" cried Guest angrily, and ho caught
his friend by the shoulders.
" Don't���don't, Percy," said Stratum
feobly.    "I'm not  myself to-night.   1���
I Why did you come!" he asked vacant
"Because tt was life or death to me,
cried Guest. "I couldn't saya word to
you then, but I've loved little Edie ever
since we first met. You weie my friend,
Mai, and I couldn't say anything when I
saw you two so thick together. She seemed to prefer your society to mine, aad she
had a right to choose. I've been half mad
to-day since you told me you cared for her,
but I oouldn't sleep till I kuew all the
"I told you I loved Edith Perriu V
-'Yes 1 Are you so stupefied by what
you have takeu that you don't know what
you are saying!"
"I know what lam saying,"said Stratton,
almost in a whisper. " I never told you
"I swear yon did, man, You don t kuow
what you say."
"I told you I was going to see the admiral, All a mistake���your'a���mine,1' he
gasped feebly,
" What do you mean!" cried Guest
shaking him.
" I always liked little Kdie, but it was
Myra I loved."
����� What!" cried Guest wildly.
" 1 spoke to her father to-day plainly,
ag���as���au hones ���* man. Too Into, old
follow; too late,''
"Too late!"
She is engaged���to be married���to the
admiral'a friend.''
I thought as muoh. Then it was all a
mistake about Edie I" cried Guest wildly.
"I beg your pardon, Mai, I'm excited,
too,   Fm awfully sorry, though, old mau.
Hut tell mn," he cried, changing his manner. "Those letters���that glass! Good
Heavens. You were never going tobe such
a madman, such an idiot, as to Oh, aay
it was all a mistake I"
"That I should have been a dead mau
by this!" said S1r.1tr.on solemnly. " That
was no mistake," he murmured piteomly.
" What is there to livo for now!"
Hanging a Stable Door.
Iu windy climates some other way of
hauging the stable door thau swiugiug 11 on
hiuges is greatly desired. A device to do
this is shown iu this engraving and can be
made from the following description. For
a doorway make a batten door in the usual
manner, weigh it, aud procure two square
sash weights that together will just balance
the door, or make the door to balaooe the
Siili|pcl lo Allavk-i or Siillrbcuiu, tryst
fit-In* Kelx In uml he Narrowly I'**
espf"-.- A Wonderful 'ure.
Montkkai,, Nov. 8.���Mr, .1. H. a Halll
day, a well known contractor of this olty1
who has been unable to do any work for
ah .111 six months, owing to a severe attack
of paltrheum and erysipelas, has had a mar
velloiiH recovory, Mr. Halliday told his
story tn a reporter that called on him tn
lIic following wor-ls. " When I w*n a hoy
about four years old, a sore broke otn oi
my leg, and tho doctors said lb was ����!i
rheum ot eczema, Tliese sore spots ecu
United to break out on tne uow and tig'iii
Sometimes It would be my bauds, come
times my anus, and st other Units my
knrci, Ahoul six months &go 1 had avery
severe ait-mlc aud tho glands of my body
swelled and palch is broke out ou my hands
and face from which a watery substance
was discharged, Prom a small sore on my
face erysipelas set in and I was laid up and
Hnvo doctors called in to attend me. They
did not seem to do mo any good. One day
I wii reading a paper and I saw that a
remedy hod Bean didcovored that would
make the blood clu-tiiL-tlly pure. I pent to
Ihc druggist for a box of Schiller's Sarsa-
Danllu V-.\h and ha djd not have them but
ho got them fm- me. I began taking them,
ami lhe first l>ox completely cured lho
fltyrtpelao, 1 hava now taken six boxes oi*
the piili, and the sa!lrhciun has completely
disappeared fer tho tirst time, 1 might say,
in tny lifot'tne.*' Sold by all druggists or
sent postpaid at ,r>0 cents per box, or six
boxes fnr 82,flO, by addressing, K.H. Sohll
���nr* Co., Toronto,
His Explanation.
Mibb Morgan���" (low charmingly Mr.
Allen talks. There setins to lie uo subject
that lie ii not informed on,"
Paddington (who le madly jealous)*��� "He
says he inherited  the gift. ; his ancestors
were linrbers, you knor."
He Founded the Japanese Navy.
The founder of the Japanese navy was
an Englishman named Will Adams, wl-o
went to the eastern seas as a pilot of a Dutch
Heel in 1593, and was cast away iu Japan a
couple of years later. He became a Japanese
noble and constructor ot the navy to the
tycoon, but waa never allowed to roturn
to England. He died about twenty years
afterwards, vory ingeniously leaving halt of
his property to his wife and family in
Kngland and the other half to his wife
ami family in Japan. After his death he
was deitied. A few years ago his tomb and
that nf his Japanese wife was discovered.
Get Bid of Neuralgia
There is uo uso io fooling with neuralgia.
It is a disease that given way only to tho
most powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered has given the grand results that
Invariably attends tho employment ot Pol*
son's Nerviline, Nervilino is a positive
specific for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept oa hand in every family. Sold every
where, SH cents a bottle.
SKfTllKt.Y  KUK0 STA1U.K 00011.
weights. Purchase about eight yards of
sash cord and two largt sash pulleys. Place
in position a frame made of two by eight
Inch plank having tbe pulleys near the top,
and nt the door so that it will slide up and
down without wearing thu oord, Fasten
the sash cords to the bottom of the door
near the batten. On eaoh side of the door
fasten to the frame strips of inch square
pieces to hold the door in position. The
weights may slide up and down on the sides
of the frame, which may project out far
enough for the purpose or be boxed in lo
protect them and the curd from the weather. This method costs less than the common overhead hangers, is very durable,
can be used for doors or shutters, and any
farmer who is handy with tools oan easily
put it into practice.
The Disagreeable  Cowey  Odor  In
Professor C, D. Smith bas heen studying
some phases of tho milk question and is of
the opinion that muoh of the talk whioh
has interested many dairymen iu years
past, about the gases in fresh milk whioh
givo it tbe peculiar " cowey" odor (which
has beeu considered unavoidable) is ex
aggerated. He says that by preventing
milk from coming in contact witb the air,
by milking through rubber tubes into clear.
air tight cans, milk will keep a consider
able time and while the charaateristic
flavor and odor of milk are present, when
opened, there ia no objectionable odor or
" cowoy" smell.
The keeping qualties of the milk thus
treated are aB good as if not better than
the remainder of the milk whioh had been
thoroughly aired. All this goes to show,
what the Farmet and Homes have frequently urged, that much of the trouble with
milk, whioh has been attributed to feed and
other causes, is really contamination which
the milk has received In the stable after it
was drawn from the oow. Too muah stress
canuot be placed on '-he importance of pure
air, at milking time especially. It has
been known by dairy students for some
time that til kinds of fermentation and
decay are due lo the minute bacteria float
ing in the air almost everywhere, ami It
is alto known l h&t the air in the stables and
dairy rooms is laden with many of these
A foreign investigator found more ban
teria in the air in thu barn than iu tho air
of a schoolroom stirred up by the children
leaving the room. Avoid raising a dum
just before milking. The air of a burn
may ho stirred up so much and so much
ilmu raised by the feeding of hay to eattlo
juat b-furo milking that the milk will become aeriouBly contaminated by bacteria.
It is best not to feed until after the oows
have been milked and the milk removed
from tho barn,
Ono of tho dillicult things for the teacher
of dairy science to meet is the faot that
so much depends upon suoh a simple and
homely affair as cleanliness and pure .air.
There are many farmers who will go to a
dairy meeting or an inatitute to receive
information on methods of feeding,
the chemical composition of feeding
stuffs, nutritive rations, etc., but who fee
provoked if the speaker deals in such a
commonplace and petty affair as cleanliness,
Yet it is something which needs to be continually enforced and about whioh too muoh
cannot hi said.
We have read au interesting article within a few days by one of the best dairy
authorities in the world,tu which a chapter
was devoted to the cleanliness of clothes
on the part of persons milking cows, and
recommeuded that in order to secure tbe
highest possible dairy product the men
should have overalls and jumpers mado of
some washable fabrio whioh could he kept
clean, und that they ahould put these on
whenever they are milking. Dust droppiug
from uncleanod udders is a fruitful cause
of short lived milk. There would be Ic-is
sour milk returned by the olty contractors
if more pubis were taken on tho farm.
The   Milking StOOl-
Overhaul the cow stable and put in complete order for the winter feeding,
Inlargo the feed bin If necessary, so that
it will hold a big pile of meal,
Hy buying grouud feed at ton rates a
saving will he made. And hy having feed
on hand in ton lots the cows will he surer
to be well fed,
When foed is bought a small quantity a*
a lime, tho uatural result is that it Is ex*
pooled to lust just so long and very often
tho oows arc scrimped ao aa to make the
feed "hold out,"
We don t want tbe feed "hold out" but
held iu" good cows,
The beat way to regulate tho consumption ot feed in to feed tho oows nil they require to do full work, and before tho feed
bin is uunr empty, fill it up.
Feeding  cows  is  like  manuring Und,
both require just  so much  to show best
rosulls ; if a little more feed or manure  is
on, the Iosb Is less than if a littio less is
Frosty uightscall for a little meal in
tho monger and a lot of straw on tho floor.
Do you know whioh are your best cows I
If you do they are the ones from which to
got lhe calves* to impiove the herd.
Have you a feed cutter! Whon forage Jb
scarce tho cutter will enable you to economize in feed.
A feoi cutter Ib useful even when forage
is plenti'til and cheap; cut feed will help to
maku a variety in feeding.
If the meal b-s sprinkled on cut hay it
will prevent the cows from eating the meal
too rapidly.
Corn and cob ground together will make
a good butter ration if fed witb clover hay,
expensive bran noed not be purchased.
Try some linseed meal with the fodder
id a nu meal, Linseed meal is u healthful
food; it keeps Lho cow's system in order,
Butter la gradually advancing in price.
The best butter rarely falls below the cost
if production,
l nnn tho cow to lhe consumer should be
lhe aim. And Lhe time that elapses from
the cow to the consumer should not bo
Aud the man who owns tho oow should
be the one who deals with ths one who
eats th* butt-sr.
A Strange Attack and the Dire Results That Followd.
Mr. Itulicrt lltarpe, of ���tarkrllle. Tells mt
lit* Hafferlbis-Lost ike tit* or Hoik
Haads a-ad Feet ahd Waa Forced la
filve ap H��lness-Tke Tlmelf Action
of a Friend Polaied Ike Way lo Beat wed ActlTllj*.
From the Bowman villo News.
Mr. Robert Sharpe is a well known
resident of Starkville, Durham county,
who haa been living in Canada for about
thirteen yeara. He is by trade a blaok-
unith, and on coming ut this country
located in the township of Haldimand,
in the oounty of Northumberland. After
Working there for a time he purchased a
residence and shop at Starkville, where
he worked at his trade and established a
nice business. Being both courteous
and obliging he wu well liked and wu
appointed postmaster for the plaoe. Ha
wu in the best of health and with the
exception of a slight asthma trouble had
no complaint of auy kind. In tha month
of March, 1892, ho attended an auotion
sale iu the neighborhood and earn* home
in the evening apparently all tight, but,
during tie night wu taken with a chill,
socompanied with a violent pain whioh
gradually grew worse and before morning
he went into convulsions and became uu,
conscious. A dootor wu summoned who
bled him freely, which seemed to relieve
liim for a time, and next day he seemed
better, and the doctor told him he would
be all right in a few days. This, however,
was uot verified, and although he could go
-.round he wu fut failing In health aud at
times would be in an agony of pain. On*
dootor said he had sciatica, and anothei
told him that hia trouble waa rheumatlsn
of the spine and that hs would never bi
better. He tried many medicines bu,
l~.ll failed to do him auy good. At thi*,
Ume he wu so weak that he eould ool*,
hobble around with lho assistance
of two ettoks, and had to give up work.
The pain oontinued day and night and
finally be lost the use of both hands and feel
and often longed for death to relieve him ol
Ids suffering. Alout this time Mrs, Sharpe
wrote a letter for him to a friend for whom
1 c had worked when he first came out tc
tho country, and this friend sent liim s
couple of boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla,
urging bim to givo them a fair trial, Hefort
tho second box was done he felt aomewha**
better and purchased another supply. To
hasten the story, Mr. Sharpe continued lhe
use of the Pink Pills until bo had taken
fourteen boxes, by which time he had com
{iletely recovered and is now as well as evet
ie was, and has lost all the asthma trouble
us well. He is now able to do a hard day's
work, and is loud in his primes of Dr,
Williams' wonderful Piuk Pills. As ths
reporter was leaving a Mr. Stark, au
intelligent farmer who lives dose by, calle-*),
and verified all that Mr. Sharpo had laid,
and referred the reporter to others tn iho
neighborhood who knew the circumstances
as well. One who had never seen Mr.
Sharpe before would not think, looking at
him to-day, that be had come through the
ordeal he has, as be seems lho very picture
of health and both he and Mrs, Sharpo
attribute the whole cure to Pink Pills.
Dr, Williams'Pink Pills ettike at tho
root of the disease, driving it from the *; litem and restoring the patient to i-euiti- and
strength, lu caiesof paralyiis, rpinal troubles, locomotor ataxia, sciatica, rheumatism,
erysipelas, scrofulous troubles, etc., these
are superior to all oiher treatment. They
arc also a specific fnr the troubles which
mtke tho lives of so many women n hiirdeu,
and speedily restore 'ho rich **!-��wof health
lo sallow cheekl. Men broken down Ly
overwork, worry or exoeai will uud in Plus
Pilla a certain cure.
Sold by all dealers or sent by mall, t"-s'*
paid, at 50 cents a (vox,or (1 bixfls ''or $2.��0,
by addressing the Dr. Williams* Mo lloin ���
Company, Breekvlle.On^, or Scbennolady,
N.Y. lie ware of imitation* and snb-iltiuiei
*,\] igf-d to bo "ju-it .11 (,on I *"
One Woman's Artifice.
A woman cured her husband ni staying
out lute at night by goiugto the door when
he lunie home and whispering through the
keyhole : " Is that you Willie ?"
Her husband's name Is John, and now he
somehow manages to stay at home every
night and sleeps with one eye open and a revolver under his pillow.
Homes Wanted tor Boys.
Some time ago the Children's Aid Society
pt Toronto asked for applications from
families who were willing to adopt children
or have them placed in their households,
The response was general from all parts o|
the Dominion for girls, but very few re-
-jueals were received for toys. The Society
hu now at their Shelter a tot of fine liltle
boys from 2 to 7 years old and a few from
8 to 13 for whom they want homos. There
are also some girl and boy babies available.
Send for an application form and say whether the child wanted is for adoption
or placing out. Address, Tho Secretary,
32 Confederation Ufa Building, Toronto
Ont, *'
The next year's international convention
of tho United Society of Christian Endeavor
will be held at Bostou.
Charlatans and Quack:.
Have long plied their vocation on the suffering pedalii of the people. The knifo hu
pared to the quick ; caustic applications
have tormented the victim of corns until
the cooviction shaped itselt���there's no
oure. Putnam's Painless Corn Gxtrautor
proves on what slender buis public opinion
often rests. If you ruffer from oorns gat
the Extractor and you will le satisfied.
Sold everywhere.
Look Out
for breakers akaad whan pimples, boils, carbuncles aod like manifestations of impure
blood appear. They wouldn't appear if your
blood were pure and your system in tha
right oondition. They show you what yon
Head���a good blood-purifier i that's what
vou gM whan you take Dr. Pieroe's Golden
Medical Discovery.
It carries health with it. All Blood,
Skiu, and Scalp, diseaaea, from a common
blotch or eruption to tha worn Scrofula,
are oured by it. It invigorates tha liver,
purifies and enriches tha blood, and rouses
every organ into healthful action. In the
most stubborn forms of Skiu Diseases, snob
as Salt-rheum, Eczema, Tetter, Eryaipslu,
Carbuncles, and kindred ailments, and with
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Scrnppin' wid dere jaws I
During the " Reign of Terror ���' in France
there were many deeds of daring performed,
even by women, and many noble examples
ot affection exhibited.
The very streets ol Paris were deluged
with human blood, but near the guillotine
it ran lu gushing torrents.
One dark morning an unusual number of
the aristocracy had beeu marched forth,
and countless heads rolled from the blook.
A gaping multitude stood hy, and with
shouts rent the sir as tho aristocracy were
thus butohored.
Among the assembled multitude, that
dreary morning, were two females. Une of
them wu plainly clad, while a cloak vas
thrown around her, with which site kept
her features nearly concealed.
But a olose observation would betray the
faot that the woman had been weeping.
Her oycs were inflamed and red, and she
gazed eagerly upon the platform, while a
shudder passed over her frame ss eaoh shook
of the glittering knife severed the head
from the body of some one who hsd been
unfortunate enough to fall under the ban
of the leaders.
The face of the woman was very beautiful, and she was young���certainly not
more thau sixteen or eighteen years of
The other female was quite different in
character. Her fsoe was fair, hut there
wu a brazen expression about it. She was
clad In rags, snd as eaoh head fell she
would dance, and in various ways express
her delight, and then exclaim -
"There falls another aristocrat, who refused me charity when 1 humbly sued to
him 1'*
Each expression of the kind would create
a laugh from thoso who heard her. But
any thoughtful person must wonder how
one so young could have became so depraved.
The tirst female watched this creature
for a few moments, and theu pressing her
way to her side, she laid her hand upon
tho shoulder of tho wretch, and whispered:
"Would you like to become rich at
0B3e !'*
The female in rags turned about with a
look of surprise,burst Into a loud Isugh,and
then replied :
"Of course I would."
"Follow ino, and you shall be."
"Enough,    bead on."
It was with considerable dilliculty that
the females extricated themselves from the
crowd : but they did so at length, ind theu
the first female asked of the other :
"What shall I call yon Y*
"Oh I Tm called the lleggar-Girl
"Vou live by begging t"
"Yes; but what's your name, and what
doyou waut?"
" My name is Mario, the same as your
"Are you an aristocratt"
"It does uot matter. If you know
where we can find a room, lead me to it,
and you shall havo gold,"
The pauper led the way into a narrow
mid lil'bystreet, then down into a cellar
and into a dark and filthy room.
The other female could not but feel a
sick uui n 3 sensation creep over her, hut she
recovered herself. Aftor contemplating
for a tlmo the apartment and what it contained she asked;
" Are you well-known in Pans!"
" Yes. E vet y body knows Marie the
" Aro you known to Robespierre. If so
I want to make a bargain with you."
" I am.    What do you wish 1
" You see my clothing is better than your
own, and I wish to exchange with ynu, I
went you to consent to remain here, and
not to show yourself at all for a short time
or until I oome to you again. As recompense for aiding me I will give you a thousand francs, and when I come hack I will
glveyou a thousand more. As security 'or
myreturn take thiB ring,"
The lady drew a diamond r'iA irom her
ringer, and gave it to tht oeggsr girl.
Tnen she handed her a purse containing
* old.
The girl appeared a little  pun-tleri, snd
kud :
"Well, what are yon foititf to do with
my dress 1"
"I want 'o put It on, and go where I
first met you."
"Oh, I understand now. You want to
see the chopping go on, aud you are afraid
you will bo taken for an aristocrat if you
wear that dress. Yon want to represent
me i"
"Yes. I waut to look as near like you
as possible,"
"Well, that wont be vory difficult. Your
hslr and oyes, and even your mouth, nre
like mine. Yout face is too white, though.
But you can alter that with a little dirt,"
Thoy exchanged dresses, aud soon the
young, rioh and noble Marie do Nantes was
clad in the rags of Mario tho Beggar-Girl of
The history of Marie de Nantes was a
sad one. Her father and two brothers had
alien victims to tho remorseless fiends of
the Revolution, and a third and lut
brother had been seized, But ot his fate
she wss ignorant, although she expected
that it would be similar to that of her other
relatives, He had been torn from her Bide
but a few hours beforo.
After the exohango had been made the
pauper looked on the stookingless snd
shoelesa feet and ankles of the lady, and
"That will nevtr do. Your feet ars too
white snd delicate, Let me arrange mat-
In a few moments Marie wu prepared,
and in the filth and rags she emerged into
the street.
She uow took her oourse baok towards
the guillotine, and at length reaohed the
square where the bloody work wu still
going on.
Gradually she forced her way through
the crowd, and nearer and nearer she came
to the scaffold.
She oven forced a laugh ab aeveral
remarks she heard around ner, but thoso
laughs sounded strangely.
8he now stood within a few feet of tho
platform, aud swept it with her eyes, but
her brother wss not there.
The ory wu now raised ;
"Hers comes another batch."
Her heart fluttered violently, snd she
felt a fslntnsss oome over ber ssshs heard
the tramp of ths doomed men approach**
Her brother walked proudly and fearlessly forward and uoenaed the very steps
whiih led to the blook.
Up to this moment the strength of poor
Marie had failed her, aud she wu unsble
to put her resolve into execution.
But now a sister's love swelled up in her
breast and she recovered her strength.
She sprang forward, bursting through the
line of guards, and ran up the stepe.
G rasping her brother by the hand she
cried :
"What does this mean! It is only the
aristocrats that are to die."
"Away, woman," exclaimed one of the
"No; I will not away until you tell me
why my brother is here and thus bound."
"Your brother?" was theeoho.
"Yes, this is my brother."
"Well, who are you."
"I am Marie; don't you know me?"
"The beggar-girl?"
'But this is not your brother?"
-It is. Ask him���ask him."
Young Antoniode Nantes had turned a
scornful gaze upon the maiden, but, a light
passed across his faoe aod he murmured:
"Ohf my sister I"
"Isthtsyourbrother?" asked Robespierre
of the supposed beg&ar.advancing near her.
"it tv*
"Hut his name is down differently."
"Then you are mistaken. He is my
brother.   Ask him,
"Does Mario speak the truth" asked
" Hhe doos," was the brother's reply.
"And you are imt Da Nantes?"
"I tell yon I am hor brother."
"Why did you not tell us this before ?"
"I attempted to speak, but was silenced, ''
"Bnt you might have declared yourself."
"You would not have believed me."
"But your dress?"
"It belonged to an aristocrat. Perhaps
to hint for whom I was taken.''
Robespierre advsneed close to young
Names, and gued earnestly iuto his faoe.
Then he approached Marie, and looked
steadily iu tier eyes for a short time.
It was a moment of trial for the poor
girl, She trembled In spite of all her efforts to be oalm. She almost felt that ahe
was lost, when the humati fiend whoso word
wns law, turned and said ;
"Release the man."
. The chains were instantly removed and
Antonio de Nantes walked down from the
scaffold, followed by his aister, while the
shouts of those around rent tho air, for
they supposed It was a commoner who had
thus been saved.
The young man worked his way through
the crowd as rapidly as possible, leading
They had soarcely escaped it beforo the
poor girl fainted from the intensity of her
The brother scarcely knew what to do,
but a hand was laid upon his arm, and a
voice said:
" Bring her to my room again. She
will be safe there,"
The brother convoyed, her to the apartment of the pauper, and asked of her :
" Have you seen the female before ?"
" Yes, 1 know nil about it," returned
tho pauper. "She borrowed my clothes
to sivo her lover. She has done it,
and I am glad.
Beforo the noble sister returned to consciousness tint brother had learned all.
Whon bhe did so they both sought uours
quarters, after rewarding the beggar girl
as had been promised."
"Do you think Robespierre was really
deceived?" asked Marie de Nantes.
" I think not," returned the brother.
"Then why did ho ordor yoar releue?"
"He saw your plan. He admired your
courage.   Could a fiend havo done less?"
"Perhaps this was the case. But if so,
it was a deed of mercy, and the only oue
that  mnn ever did."
You are right."
Antonio de Nantes was not again arrest-
���e ngti
de Ni
ed, and lived happily with that sister who
had so nobly imperilled her own life to
save him by representing the "Beggar-Girl
of Paris "
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Uow n Plucky Liltle Drniuuier Key Served His Country In lhe Crimea.
A little more than a year ago an old soldier, named Tlnmas Keep, died suddenly in
Bsttersea, England. After the Inquest wss
held, the following story concerning him
WSS told :
He wss the son of the bandmaster of a
regiment of Grenadier Guards.and enlisted
u a drummer at the age of ton. A few
months later his regiment was ordered to
the Crimea
Tom wu a plucky little fellow, and loved
England and hated Russia fiercely, as wu
natural nnder the circumstances. Evory
night when he lay down to sleep, and every
morning when he woke, he hoped that the
chance would eomo to him to help hla country in some eflloient wuy.
Tho battlo of Halaklava wu fought. He
wu in tho midst of It, but waa unharmed.
There seemed lo be no thing for Tom to do.
Nobody listened to his drum, and he had
neither guu uor aword with whioh to tight,
On the tlftli of November the aleeping
English oamp was awakuned by the fire of
ninety parks of artillery placed during the
night ou heights around thom,
All day the terrible battle raged. At
evening the dead and wounded lay���fifteen
hundred of them���on the nUteau, while
shot and shell still poured down on them,
snd tho merciless oold ot a Russian night
silenced the cries of agouy on their lips.
Siiddouly a stout hoy, conspicuous in his
red uniform, began to move among them,
while shells nnd bullets whizzed past bim
unnoticed, He gathered wood and built a
huge fire. Then he made a groat pot of tea,
ana in a tin cup carried ft to the wounded,
freezing men, kneeling by eaoh oue, lifting
his head gently, and nutting the mug to hli
lips witli a cheery, "fry a hot drink."
It was little Tom Koep.
Many a wounded soldier owed liis life
that night to the boy's courage and practical sense. Ho wns dubbed In the regiment,
the boy hero of the Grenadiers. But
throughout his life Tom angrily refused the
title and the credit.
"I wanted to do something for Old
England," he would sny, " But all I oould
do was to give a oup of hot tea, What was
Many good men and more good women
are in Tom Keep's oue. They are ambitious to play a prominently noble part in
life, and fate decrees that they shall stand
In the background, ani only give a littl
help to the sold tiers who do the fighting.
The man who mixes tho mortar in the
building of a great house may be despised
by master masons and decorators, whose
work is seen and applauded by the world ;
but tha architect who gave him hia work
knows that without it ths temple would
cot ba rsarsd, Hli reward will be sure,
whsn the day e( psysssut somes.
Andrew Lang claims to have discovered
ths literary possibilities of Dr. Conan
Tbe tallest man in the German army, a
" one-yoar reoruit" In the First regiment,
is 7 feet 4ft inches in height.
Rider Haggard's brother, Colonel Andrew Haggard, is seeking fame as a novelist.
He is bringing'out "Tempest Torn."
The wife of the Italian prime minister,
Crispi, is an ardent lover of cigarettes snd
enjoys puffing a cloud whsnevsr she Is disengaged.
F. Marion Crawford hu no [ads about
the circumstances under whioh he writes.
He oan work anywhere and labors on his
novels while traveling.
Since the battle of Waterloo the Roths
childs have laid by 12,000,000,000 for a
rainy day, and one estimate of their wealth
by the year 1905 is $60,000,000,000.
The first surgeon to use the antiseptic
treatment for wounds was Sir Joseph Lis*
ter, the famous English operator. He is
now about to retire fn-m hla profession on
account of old age.
It is reported that Professor Metsohnikoff
of Paris, a pupil of Puteur, hu discovered
a cure for mucus fever, a dangerous form of
gutrlo fever, 'ine aure Is accomplished by
the Koch method of inoculation.
As a fashionable wedding party wu
leaving St, Paul's church, Ogontz, ono day
last week, the muter of the chimes, after
running over a few preliminary staves,
thoughtlessly broke into theB strains of "O
Dear ! What Can the Matter V*
At a review of troops held locently at
York by the Duke ot Cambridge the Arch-
bishop ol York attended on horseback. The
archbishop wu formerly in tho army, obtaining his commission in 1847 and retiring
with the rank of lieutenant In 1862.
\V. H. Sheppard, twenty years ago a poor
little yellow boy In tbe streets of Waynesboro, Vs., is, at the age of 30, perhaps the
most distinguished colored man in the
Southern Presbyterian Church, and tho
only American negro that hu over been
made a fellow of the Roysl Geographical
There is pleasant story told of the late
historian, Froude, to the effect that he had
just finished hla course of lecturu In Boston
when the great fire of 1872 broke out and
upon being proffered a oheok for 81,000���
the net proceeds of two or three of said
lectures���he ordered it to be given to the
proper authority for tbe benefit of the sufferers by the fire.
M, Y. Chung is the diplomat of the
Chinese legation iu Washington, whose
thorough knowledge of English makea bim
the medium of communication between the
legation and the press and public. Mr,
Chung Is a Yale graduate and a member of
thc Delta Kappa Upsilon fraternity. He
ts one of the first of the Chinese officials
able to speak English without a trace of
foreign accent.
The new German chancellor, Prince vou
Hohenlohe, wu ambassador to France during the troublous days following the war
and subsequently wu made governor of
Alsace-Lorraine, Two more difficult positions no man could well hold successfully,
but so discreet, sagacious and conservative
wss Canrivi'i successor in both that he
achieved the most important personal and
official triumphs.        ,
The attorney general of .Jamaica, Constantino Burke, Is colored, and there are
four distinguished men of oolor in the
legislative oouucll. George Stiebel,a negro,
has been knighted by the Queen for his
sen ices in promoting the suocesa of the
Jamaica exhibition. There are oolored representatives in the judioial and administrative departments of the government and it
is only a question of time when the entire
government of the colony will be in their
An erroneous I ni *t region Kalsls as t�� lhe
Cause of Tela ani sr Leekjaw-
The death Ib announced by lockjaw of
a lad named Parker Ferrier, son of the
principal of Huron atreet Public school
Toronto, The boy got a slight wound in
his heel a few weeks ago, caused by a nail
in his shoe. Tetanus, or lockjaw, set in
and the lad died on Saturday night. An
erroneous impression exists among the
public as to the cause of this frightful
malady. With most people the disease is
uaoclated with a rusty nail or other piece
of rusty metal piercing the hand, foot or
other part of the body. But modern medical science tells anotherstory. There is no
danger of a person having lockjaw unless
there should be secreted on the nail or
splinter a tentauus bacillus, or lockjaw
microbe. The discovery of tbe tetanus
bacillus wu made In 1883 by the German
bacteriologist, Nikolaier, He found that
in all oases of death by lockjaw there was
Tho symptoms of lockjaw are euily
recognized. After the little germ hu entered upon its work of poisoning the blood,
the muscles of the jsws first become stiff,
and boou afterward tbe jaws become tightly
looked. After these muscles have become
affected, those of the trunk begin to grow
stiff; sometimes they grow entirely rigid,
and the body Is drawn up so that it becomes
arched and cannot be reduced to a normal
���position. The patient is soon after attack-
d with convulsions, during whioh tho Bufferings are intense.
These convulsions become more aod more
frequent u the disesse progresses, and the
slightest shook or surprise of any kind,
suoh m touching tho hod on which the
patient is reposing, will bring them ou.
The intervals betweeu the attacks grow
shorter and shorter, until the victim dies
of sheer exhaustion, The clinched jaws
prevsnt the swellowlogoffood. The disease
slways follows alter a wound of some sort
hu been Inflicted on aome part of the body
snch as may be caused by
of the most trifling character. It more
frequently follows injury to the hsnda or
feet, because, ss the dootors uy, these
members are brought more commonly In
contact with the earth in whicli this deadly
little microbe makes Its home, Recent
investigations by medical men havedisolosed
the fact that more oues of lockjaw occur
to the eastern end of Long Island than
anywhere else in tbs world. It was found
on examining the soil of tbat locality that
it fairly swarms with busy little lockjaw
microbes. It is ths presence of the microbes In suoh numbers in the soil that is
undoubtedly responsible for tbe many
deaths from tbat diseue on Long Island,
The rusty nail theory has been thoroughly
Mormon Farms.
Wherever tne Mormons lire you will find
small, well-tilled farms. Brtghsm Young
wu one of the wliest u well u one of the
greatest men of this century, No one oan
visit Utah intelligently without observing
proofs of his great wisdom and farsightedness, whioh have lapped over Into Idaho and
Colorado. He preached the gospel of Irrigation, small farms and diversified farming u
tbe most profitable, and people have long
realized the value of his words. The day of
bonanza farming is closing. The people of
the North-West have discovered to their
sorrow the folly of carrying all their eggs
in one basket. The great bonanza farmer
with 10,000 acres in wheat ia the Anoient
Mariner of agriculture. Wheat at 20 cents
a bushel, with flour at 82.40 a barrel, Is
worthless to htm svsn when It harvests
thirty bushels to the sore. It costs mors
than that to raise It.
Lovers Still.
HU hair as wintry snow ts white ;
Her trembling Aaan are slow;
Hh oyea have lost their merry light;
Her ohoeics their rosv glow.
Her hair has not its tints rf gold ;
His voice no joyous thrill;
And yet, though feeble, gray, nnd old,
They'er faithful lovers still.
Since they were wed, on lawn and- lea
Oft did iho daisies blow.
And oft across the trackless son
Did swallows come and go j
Olt wore the foremost branches bare;
Ana oft in gold arrayed;
Oft did tho lilies scent tho air,
Ths roses bloom and fade.
They've had their share of hopes and fea-'s,
Their share of bliss and bale,
Since flrot he whispered In ber eon
A lover's tender tale:
Full many a thorn amid the ilo wers
Haa lain upon their way ;
They've had their dull November hour.-:
As well as daya of May.
But firm and true through weal and woe,
Though change of time and scene.
Through winter's gloom, through summer's
r faith and love havo been;
Together hand in hand they pats
Sorenoly down life's hill.
In nope* onu gmvo In ohurch-ynrd gnu*
May hold them lovers still.
Orey Autumn! Tell us why thy glorious gold
Or fallen leave-* of fern, nnd ruddy hues
Of bramble ifltst'ning in tho morning dews,
Should to our gni-o tad fantasies unfold.
Why should our souls, with nature'* instincts
Turn with axlghrlndylng.tr wu like.
Then should thy moaning winds and shadows
The prelude to lhat death that yields us life.
We nee the fading for thy winter sleep;
That cold white sloop that wraps thee in Its
And, though wo sing of all wo gain by death,
Wo listen to thy falling leavei-nnd weep.
She Comes.
She comes.   I kuow it by the way
Tho flowers tholr perfumed wealth outpour.
And too, becauso the song birdi play
About the hedges as of yore.
The sunbeams dance upon tho lawn
With footsteps light as fairy feet,
While whispering voices all the morn
Have told mo that to-day we moot.
Tho world and all around looks bright,
Ooub* and misgivings disappear.'
Well may my heartbeat free and light,
She comes-! see her-she's here!
Once more I see her face and smile;
Oh, gladsome day, oh, hour of bliss,
Lot mo be silent now awhile,
For words would mar an hour like this.
Plowed Under.
I saw a field of rlah, green olover grow
Its bloHsoras honey-laden for tne bee;
And turning to the owner who stood by;
I asked what time the harvesting would be
" 'Twill not be gathered In." " How then V
I cried.
" Have you no recompense for all your toll r
The farmer smiled���he was more wise then I-
'' I plow It under to enrich the 8011."
And all at onea I seemod to aee more clear
Some things that Ihad tried to comprehend:
Has not the heart, like that brood field, its
r seen to reach their destined end I
Thai; neve:
Its early dreams thi-.t perish unf ulfllledt
lis youthful hopes that vanish ere tholr;
Its fond affections and its tender lovo,
Borne down before their perfect blossom
I mused on these, and u 1 turned my feet
Back to the city with Iti swift turmoil;
I smiled and said In tranquil, sweot, content:
" God plows thom under to enrich the soil.'
Turned Ont WUh Marvelous Sapidity by
n Remit English Invention.
There is no doubt that both tho typewriting maohine and the phonograph are
very ingenious and useful inventions, but
the cliiof difficulty with them, is that they
cannot be made to act automatically. It is
in order to fill thiB want tnat a distinguished inventor, whose name is for the present
withheld, hu invented an automatic
writer, and, judging from the private exhi*
bition of the maohine which wu reoently
given In London to a committee of members of the Royal Society, it bids fair to
prove the greatest invention of this or any
In appearance the machine is said to be
not wholly unlike a typewriting machine,
It, however, is provided with a sort of
hopper, in which are placed blocksof type
metal, each one of which Is provided with
a complete word, Instead of a single letter.
Wheu this hopper is filled and the small
electric engine, which furuishes the motive
powor of the machine, is set in action it iu-
Btsntly begins to print. Of course, what
is printed depends in a good degree upon
the selection of words which aro plsoed in
the hopper, but it is understood that the
machine can be used for almost any rort of
At the exhibition already mentioned the
hopper wu filled with a supply of words relating to the English political situation,and
in ten minutes after the engine had been
started tho maohine had printed two full
columns, each of about tho length of an
ordinary column of a newspaper. When
these were read they were instantly recognized to be a epeeeh on home rule in the
general style ol Mr. Gladstone. 'I he hopper
was text filled with a choice selection nf
the very finest words in the languago, and
the machine thereupon printed what was
at onco perceived to be au essay after the
manner of Mr. Buskin on political economy,
More words wero added arid threo pagu of
what any critic would unhesitatingly have
accepted ss passages from a now novel by
Mr. Meredith delighted the committee.
The last experiment was made with the
hopper filled with words taken from tho
Slang Dictionary and the result wu a story
in dlaleotwhioh wss held to be superior to
almost any dialect story hitherto published.
Chinese Politeness,
Whether or not the Chinese put a term
insulting to Japan in their declaration of
war against that couutry, they seem lu be,
under ordinary circumstances, the politest
people on earth. A German traveler who
hu just returned from China, and who haa
been publishing his Impressions of the
Chinese people, declares that In writing a
letter to a perfeot stranger a Chinamen
calls his correspondent" my elder brother.'
The letter begins with such a phrue u
���* Msy all the blessings uf life be showered
upou you, suoh is the wiah of your imbecile
In speaking o his own family the writer
saya, " We ants." Theaddress on the top
ofthe letter is, "From my humble cabin
to the glorious Palace of Pearls of my elder
brother," and the preamble Is, " To my ex*
celleut and benevolent elder brother, who
asuends the staircase of honors." At ths
end is the form, " The undersigned, your
most obedient monkey, raises his hands in
supplication to your Excellency in order
that your Excellency may deign to approach
the miserable ruins of our house," Finally,
u a further token of humility, the signature of the writer Ib so small u to be almost
Tells From the Look,
Old engineers toll queer stories about the
traits M their looomotlves, snd nothing is
more oommon among them than the allegation that the engines get tired and fretful
after a long drive. But It is a round-house
superintendent who says that hs can tell
from ths look and action of a locomotive
how long It nu been out and how far it hu
��� run,
Ita Resuarkable Growth as la *p*t4,*attly,
1'apaelty aad Eesaesny,
Sir Thomas Sutherland, M. P., Chair
men of the company running the grest P.
h O. steamers, reoently gave an address on
the growth ot steam navigation, as to
speed,safety, capacity and economy. First,
the rate of 23 miles au hour, accomplished
by the Lucanla, is an advance of fully 60
per cent, on the speed attained oo the same
route fifteen years ago. Ths maximum
rate is much higher on the Atlantic than
anywhere else, because of the colossal passenger traffic; and it is passenger traffic and
not freight that pays for speed. As to
freight, the speaker said, sarcutically,that
if shipowners went much further they
would oarry freight for nothing and pay
the merchants a bonus. Tbe English mails
have been conveyed from Charing Cross to
Bombay In thirteen days; and the run from
Southampton to tho Cape of Good Hope
hu been made in fourteen days and a half.
The voyage
Irom England, via America, to Japan,
China aud India oould, he thought, be
made In fifty days, if connections were
made promptly.
There hu beeu also s marked improvement in ssfety, Iu 1892 the numiier of
steamers on the British register exceeded
that of 1878 by 3,000 ��� the entrance of
British tonnage into the ports of Great
Britain grew in the same time from seven-
teen millions to twenty-seven millions; the
coasting tonnage from twenty*,1ve to
twenty-nine millions: snd the mileage
travelled, u estimated by the speaker,
incressed to the extent of fifty million
miles. Yet iu the five yearn ending 1H01
the average annual loss of life wu l.liiil,
as against 1,98.') in the tive years ending
Ab to capacity, the average twelve-knot
steamer of to-day wu said to be able to
carry 40 per cent, more freight in proportion to the gross register tonnage than the
ateamer of like spued built twenty years
ago. The cost of carrying freight���that is
the cost to the shipowner���wss estimated
at one-half of the figure of twenty years
ago; a result largely  duo-to the  actual
TRini.IXn  01* Till  I'OWKIl
of a pound of coal In that period. The
growth of steam navigation has been greatly stimulated by tho Invention of the com-
pound engine and the opening of the Suez
Canal As to the durability of hulls he
declined to offer an opinlon,but the dura**
blllty of boilers and engines, he said, was
assured to an extent unknown twenty
years ago. There are steamers that run
every year 70,000 or 80,000 miles without
hitch or hindrance. '-The era of broken
shafts, loose propellers sod shipped driving wheels bss come to an end." The
facts and figures of the Chairman's addreis
are well capped by thc quotation of Rub-
kin's uy ing that into the building of a ship
"man put as muoh human patience, common sense, experimental philosophy, self*
control, habits of order and obedience,
thoroughly wrought hand-work, defiance
of brute elements and calm expectation of
the judgment of God1' as could be contained
in any human work.
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Even In Prise* Women seek te Beautify
A writer iu an English paper, says that
Mrs. Maybrick net the fashion in Woking
prison of wearing the sxirt long, that Is,
with a train, as she was wearing auoh when
she entered the prison. The dresses served
ont to the convio-.s are constsnt souroes of
annoyance to them, and many au hour is
spent touching rp and altering. At Mill-
bank, another English prison, some years
since, a female conviot wss discovered to
be in possession of three tallow candles,
which, if they had not been missed, would
no doubt have been utilized as pomade !
One woman created quite a sensation
among the female con vlots in Woking prison
by reuon of the brilliancy of the oolor of
ber oheeks and lips, One day she became
quite friendly with a young conviot to
whom she took a fanoy, and during tho ten
minutes' chat (female convicts sre allowed
to converse with eaoh other for this allotted
time) she confided tbe secret, It wu soon
all over the prison, and very soon on most
of ths cheeks of the women could be found
traces of color. The "paint" wu obtained
lu the following ingenious manner; In the
aprons that the women were wearing there
wu, running through the pattern, a bright-
red stripe, and this wu carefully drawn
oul. When uoraveled snd chewed In the
mouth the oolor or dye was releued, and
thus the paint wu obtained which decorated their faces and li*,s.
In the same prison a c nvict had repeated
fainting fits. One day she wu attacked in
chapel and, upou her removal to the in*
firmary, ahe wu undressed, when, to their
utonaliment, the authorities found the fits
proceeded from tight lacing and from the
effects produced by the pieces of wood aud
wire which the convict bad managed to
force into her stays in order to make ber
waist slender. A couvlot will spend hours
lu tearing out bits of wire from the window
gusid and afterward bending them into the
required shape for use u hairpins, Leaves
from t* e Bible are often torn out to mske
the old-fuhioned "cracker" ourls, but this
practice, if found out, involves a very
serious punishment. Evso the "life" prisoners are not exempt trom this desire to
make tbe beet possible appearance, and
they will scheme, plot, snd plan for
months together iu order to become possessed of a piece of broken window pane in
order to mako a looking-glass. Whilo out
iu the exorcise yard a convict will rapidly
scan the ground In tho hope of coming
across a piece of glims. Once possessed uf
It, she will run the risk of solitary confine
ment on a bread-awl-water diet in order lo
got It into her cell. A piece of black cloth
at the back of the piece of glass mskes an
excellent mirror.
hone wu tied fast to the bar by tbe slen
der rope, his head toward the village and
his tall toward the bank.
The roan stood for a few moments with
his ears forward manifesting a horse's curiosity in what was going ou. The butcher
flourished the knife before his eyes, and he
started baok and felt the tug of the rope on
his neck. Then all his equine ire wss
aroused, and he settled back with a fierce
The rope bore the strain until the butcher
suddenly drew the keen edge of his knifo
across the tightened strands, when instantly the roan turned a back somersault,landing on his head in the oanal.
e wu carefully and tenderly fished out,
and to this day can be bitched by a string
to a perambulator, wheelbarrow or timbrel-
a.    He ll oured.
Queer Idea or Heaven.
Iu Ashantee no men Is ever allowed to
aee one of tbe king'a wivea, and ahould he
bsppen, through aooident, to get a glimpse
of one of tho " sacred creatures he ia
forthwith put to death, Thu law of that
oountry allows the king to have .1,11,13
" helpmeets" and no more. These wives
all livs on two long streets in the City of
Coomule, the Ashantao capital, the quartets occupied by them being locally known
by a word signifying " hesven."
An Electric Man.
An English paper tells of a Manchester
man who carries on his person a complete
museum of electric appliances, inoludfng a
burglar-alarm���or, rather, a pickpocket-
alarm���system, An attempt to steal his
scarf-pin or watch rings a tiny bell j a fine
platinum coll furnishes the means of lighting a cigar regardless of the weather; and
an incandescent lamp at the end of a cane
furnishes vary good light when needed.
The needful electric plant weighs only about
twenty-two ounces.
Hearing a Pin Drop.
The Intensity of confined sound Is Illustrated at Carisbrooke Castle, Isle uf Wight,
where there is a well 20i* feet deep and 12
feet in diameter, lined with smooth masonry. Wheu a pin is dropped into it, the
sound of it striking thc surface of the water,
182 feet below, can be distinctly heard.
Paper indestructible by fire has been Invented by M. Meyer, or Paris. A specimen
of it wu subjected to a severe test���148
houra In a potter's furnace���snd came out
wttk Its g-lsro almost perlsst.
Tlie .Vsvel  Way  la Which a llar*w Wa
Cared era Bad Hnl.li
He was a good horsfl, sound in wind and
limb. His speed and appearance made him
valuable to Mr. Andrews, the proprietor of
a livery stable, who had bought him at a
remarkably low figure. He wu ahout seven
years old, and gave promise of long service.
Only one thing subtracted from his value
and detracted from his reputation.
He refused to be hitched to a post or fu.
tened by a halter. Nothing would keep
him in a stall but a barricade of rope or
bars placed behind him. When harnessed
to a wagon it wu unsafe to leave him unless
hitched, for he was fond of a stroll. Yet
if tied to a tree, or a stout post, he would
undertake to break the rope, or his neck,
by the most violent pulling, rearing and
Mr. Andrews resolved that this equine
madness should be cured, and the village
wiseacres ut their wits at work upon the
One morning in July the proprietor of
the stable,wiih the butcher, the blacksmith
and the rosn horse, appeared on the hank
of the canal where the road was wide, the
turf soft, snd the slope toward the water
gentle. The blacksmith was armel with an
iron crowbar, aud tho butcher with his
longest, sharpest knife. Mr. Andrews led
the horse by a half-inch rope. All the idle
men and boys about thu main sir ct hurried to the scene.
The bsr wu driven deep into tbe soil,
shout fifteen feet from the canal ; then the
UU Wanderings  Alter the Crime ��**> in
teresllng an a   tialrorlau Tale.
To find, after toiling f��� r a lifetime to
save up a provision against old age, that
the little fortune has been stolen is a cat
trophe that may woll awaken sympathy
for the victims. In Paris (s *ya our correspondent .there) a small shopkeeper named
Leploler and his wifo were ahout to retire
trom business in 1801 and live on the
interest of ��2,800 saved franc by franc,
when on returning home after a Sunday
out in the country lhey found that the
nest-egg, consisting of bonds, had been
stolen. Mme, Lepicler went out of her
mind, and her husbaud, notwithstanding
his great age, wu compelled to go back to
work, and without any prospect of retire-
men b or even ease, Tbe police in oourse of
lime learned that the stolen debentures
had been negotiated by onc Colcry, living
at Melun, and a man called Dietrich, alias
Ducheanese, alias Darieux, sot., of Zurich,
Dietrich had disappeared without leaving
The police were more lucky with Colery,
The story of his adventures and wandering,
ie u romantic as any chapter of Gaborisu.
Learning that the police wore on his tracks
he successively took the names of Leblance,
Martin, Cordkr and Saflfrey and travelled
all over Europe. His real name wu ascertained to be Beliard, under which he had
opened a bank La Bsnque U'lermeilislre,
in the Rue Saint Marc. I remember ii
well. It hid all the character of those
bucku-shops which grew like mushrooms
around the Paris Bourse. 1 remember one
of his prospectuses, in which he invited
investments from five francs upward too
undertake time operations at the Bourse,
Beliard lived with his wifo, " La Graude
Henrietta," u she was nicknamed, in a
sumptuous flat In the Rue Colbert. Henrietta enjoyed au unenviable notoriety in
lhe district, Beliard aud his wife, who had
disappeared, were tried by default for the
robbery at Leptcier'a and were sentenced
eaoh to thirty years' penal servitude. They
received another sentence of twenty years
for other robberies. Beliard lesrned of
those sentences through the papers. He
took refuge in America, where he became
attorney's clerk, commiaalou agent, vi<
tuallcr and household remover.
Later on, in Brazil, he made a lormue.iii
sugar plantations, having at one time 1,000
men under him. He wu noted In Brazil
for his generosity. Ho squandered his
fortune, wu ruined, returned to Francs,
and passing himaelf off as an ollicer, swindled right and left. He sot up as a trainer
under the name of Henri Clcr and tan s
horse, Bel Espolr, ou suburban race-courses.
He made somo money, kept a tine apartment in Paris aud a villa at tho seaside iu
Normandy. Hofamijod himself at last secure
from tho police and rode oul In ihc Bols de
Boulogne. lie wu rocagiili-o-l thero the
other day and wu arrested.
China's Finances.
The London News says that the liuiucus
of China are in oxcellont condition. That
country " have not uonlrsuted the fatal
facility of piling up foreign obligations.*'
About 2<) years ago China borrowed
iu England about 812,000,000 at 8 per
cent., and paid it wheu due. In 181)4
87,500,000 wu borrowed al 7 per out.
and 812,2AO,000 at li per cent., aud
this loan hu been gradually paid of! until
only 8V>00,000 Is due, and will pro-
ably be paid next year. These loans wure
contracted on a silver basis, and the
fall lu the value of that metal lies
practically doubled the rate of interest, but.
there has been no hint of repudiation nor
delay iu payments, A portion of the Customs duties are by contract set apart to
pay these loans, and none of this portion
Hems to have been devoted to other purposes. The Chinese revenue is from Import
and exports duties, tonnage and transit
duties, the opium tax,a land tax, and taxes
on rice, salt, and other products, besides a
system of licenses. Very little is known
of the amount of the revenue or expenditures of China. Its credit is so good- thinks
tho News, that in spite of the wsra loan
for almost any desired amount could lie
negotiated In Europe.
Druggists Come Handy.
Young Lady���"Have you a city  direc*
tory here!"
Druggist���"Yes, madame,"
Young Lady���"Please look through it,
and find Mrs, S-jwseam's present location,.
and addrsu this s&vslope to her, Hare's
two seats for the stamp."
A New Shoulder Cape.
These directions are for knitting a shoulder cape which commends itself ss especial*
ly adapted for wear over puffed sleeves,
and stiffened bodice garniture. Either
midnight or Spanish knitting yarn can ba
used, with rather slender boos or wooden
needles. A lighter and more fleecy caps
can be made of split zepher and coarser
needles. The cape is in two parts, a narrow
upper part or yoke, and a deep flounoeor
ruiHe. The stitch somewhat resembles
railroad stitch.
Csst on 32 stitches.
1st row���Knit 8, thread over, narrow*
knit 7, thresd over, narrow, knit 7, thread
over, narrow, knit 4.
2d row- Knit 5, seam 1, knit 8, seam 1,
knit 8, seam 1, knit 8.
Repeat theae rows till a strip is formed
of sufficient length to reach around the
shoulders. Commence at the edge having
the narrowed rib and knit once across.
Drop the first two stitches, knit 7, drop 1,
kuit 8, drop I, knit 8, drop I, knit 4,
Now each dropped stitch should be ravelled to the end of the strip. Turn and
bind off loosely, making a long loop stitch
over cai-h stitch dropped. This edgs is
insde to fit the neck with a oord or narrow
ribbon run through tho meshes funned by
tbe open row of stitches just lielnw the
loops.    For the lower part or ruffle i
Cast on 41 stiuhes.
1st row���Knit. 8, thread over, narrow,
knit 7, thread eve*;, narrow, knit 7, thread
over, narrow, knit 7, thrund over, narrow,
knit 4.
2d row���Knit -1, seam I, knit 8, seam I,
knit 8, seam 1, knit 8, sea*n I, kuit 8. Repeat these rows unlit thc strip is of sufficient length to give the required fullness.
Drop two stitches, knit 7, drop 1, knit 8,
Irop 1; kuit 8, drop 1, knit 8, drop 1, knit
Ravel eaoh dropped stitch to ths snd of
the strip. Turn aud hind off loosely, malting a long loopod stitch over each stitch
dropped. Full this edge aud sew it to the
lower eud of the yoke, gathering it quite a
good deal fuller o.-cr the shoulders, rutin
at the nock with cord and tassel or with
ribbon and boa*.
Your Husband's Mother.
1 will not oall her your mother-in-law. I
like to think that she is your mothcr-ln-lova,
writes Ruth Asbmore in a very earnes'.
article. Hhe is your husband's mother.and
therefore yours, for his people have become
your people. There have been vulgar jests,
ridiculous songs and coarse puns about the
husband's mother ever since any of us oan
remember, but iu how many households is
the husband's mother an angel, not io disguise but appreciated and loved! Now.will
you take my advice and call her what your
husband does! Will you treat her just as
yon do your own mother, not being afraid
to tell her of your little affaits, receiving
her u one of your own, and making her
feel happy in the faot lhat she has not lost
s son but gained a daughter, and a loving
considerate daughter'; Will you remember
this, too���that before yon oame your bus-
band wu all in all to his mother? And
sometimes when she comes to see you won't
you leave those two alone, aud let them
talk together u they did before the two
became a trio T Don't make It evident that
you are doing this, but go off for a little
white anrl attend to some of your household
Useful Recipes.
Suow Pudding.���Soak one-half of a bog
of gelatine in one-half of a cup of cold
water for half an hour, pour over it ons
pint of Wiling water and, when dissolved,
aild three-fourths ot a pound of granulated
sugar and one-half cup of lemon juice. Stir
until the sugar is dissolved, strain Into a
buin, stand where ii Is cold, not only until
the liquid hu chilled, bnt has begun to
form. It must be beaten until it is u white
ss snow before the eggs are added. But
the whites of three eggs to a etiff.dry froth,
beat them into the mixture and when thoroughly mixed, snowy white and stiff, turn
into a mold previously wet with oold
water. The liquid settles because it is uot
beaten sufficiently, or is beaten before it
begins to form. It must be beaten stiff and
foamy before iho eggs are added, and then
there Is no danger of tholr rising.
CharlotteRusse.��� Cover one-fourth ofa
box of gelatine with one-fourth of a cup of
wster aud let stand for half an hour. Dissolve over hot water. Scald one cup of
milk, add one cup of granulated sugar mid
stir until it is dissolved and the milk looks
blue, Beat one egg very light, add to ths
milk, stirring all ths while. Take from the
fire, add the dissolved gelatine and strain.
Flavor with one teupoonful of vanilla and
put away lo cool. Whip one pint of cream,
add il to the cooled custard, turn into a
mold previously wet with cold water and
stand away ta harden. When ready to use
turn out and cover with grated stale mso*
Corn Starch Blanc Mange.���Scald one
quart of milk, moisten four tablespoonfuls
of corn starch with a little cold milk and
rub until smooth, and add to lhe milk with
one cup of sugar aud a pinch of sslt. Cook
until the milk thickens ; tako from ihs firs,
stir in lhe well beatun yolks of two eggs.
Kriiirn to the lire aud stir about two tumults, ��dd the whites beaten to a stiff, dry
froth ; cook and stir for two minutes longer, 'lake from the fire, flavor and turn
iuto a mould to cool.
Mayunusisc Dressing. ���Beforo beginning
tin* dressing, chill the plate, eggs snd oil,
i*v--u the fork. Put ths yolks of two eggs,
carefully (reed from the whites, in a soup
piste ; add uuehalf teatpoonlul of sslt and
stir wilh a silver fork until the yolks ars
well broken and mixed ; add the oil, drop
by drop at first, being careful to always
stir in the same direction, adding a drop cf
vinegar when needed���that is, when the
oil snd eggs show globules of oil, or to use
the common expression, " look oily." As
the emulsion bcoomes thick the oil msy be
added fuler, always stirring, not beating,
aud adding only acid enough ta keep ths
dressing frum veparating. Two eggs wilt
take a pint of oil euily. Wheu finished it
should be thick snd smooth. Season with
salt and red pepper aud lemon juice if
necessary, A perfect mayonnaise should
not be strongly acid, as that, destroys the
flavor of the oil.
French Dressing.���Put uuehalf a lea*
spoonful of salt and onefourth of a toupoon-
ful of pepper in a bowl. Add three table-
spoonfuls of oil and stir until the ult is
dissolved, Then add oue tablespoonful of
tarragon vinegar, gradually stirring all the
white. Stir until tho vinegar and oil ara
thoroughly mixed uud serve at onco.
Sweetbread Salad, ���Thoroughly wash the
sweetbreads. Cover with boiling water and
simmer for twenty minutes. Drain, oover
with oold water. As soon as eold enough
to handle, remove all skin, and out in pieces
with a silver knife. For each pair of sweetbreads one half of a oup of mayonnaise
drowing will be required. Mix ths swsst-
brsads with the dressing and serve on
lettuos leaves, or garnish wiih celery tope.
Celery out in pieces, u for chiokso salad,
sett be nixed with sweetbreads if desired,
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No Aclvertismenl inserted for tess than
Ui TortisinB Agent, SI Merchants'
Exchange, San Francisco, is our authorized agent. This paper ia kept
on file in hia office.
Tuesday, Deo. 18,1894,
The Armenian horrors multiply
Christian rations look on with complacency.   O Virtue!   where is thy blush?
We praised the Japs for their pluckand
d.tsh, but we must denounce thcinas cowards for striking a fallen and supplicating
The wild riding through our principal
street of young boys without the strength
to control their horses must be stopped.
Already there have been some narrow escapes by children from being ridden
The pillage and murder at Port Arthur
for three days by the Japs was as malignant and atlrocious as any event in history, and with less excuse as they were
committed by soldiers professing to be
Why is the law not enforced against
gambling? It Ss carried on in public
places and openly And it can be stopped with but little trouble. It is corrupting
our young men and the way lhe unsophisticated are roped in and relieved of their
cash is simply robberv. While we have
laws let them be enforced. We believe
in liberal, wholesome laws, not too stringent, leaving much to the individual, but
we also believe in the stringent enforce
ment of all laws.
The attempt by the Opposition to create an investigating committee for the
purpose of discovering the villian who
perpetrated the ballot frauds at Chilli-
w.ick was a silly effort to m inufacture a
little puliiical capital. The members of
ihe I eg i-slat ure were elected to enact
wholesome laws and not for the purpose
of gring into the detective business.
That should be feft to the Provincial police. If Mr. Kitchen has any information
upon the subject lending to implicate any
person he should lay it before the proper
authorities. But ifa legislative committee is to be appointed to point out the
criminal in one case why not in every
case of the infraction of the laws? They
were not constituted fjr that sort of work
and could not accomplish it if they tried.
There is a great deal of loose talk
upon the subject of free trade; but what
aliout raising a revenue? The expenses
of the Dominion government must be met,
and it will not do to impose direct taxation to meet requirements. Even England while raising only about one fifth of
her revenue by custom*' duties yet raises
the great majority ofthe balance by other taxes which to the general public are
indirect. There is one point upon which
wc should all be able to agree and thn is
that the government should be so wisely
and economically administered that its cost
should be greatly reduced. There is too
uiitch money wasted on fine buildings,
large salaries, on unnecessary and use-
less officials. If 25 percent could be
saved in this way ��� und who is there
that does not believe there might be? ���
then, indeed, our customs duties might
be to that extent reduced. That would
be a move in ibe right direction.
Mil Kiu-mit: ��� Kuowing your kind
heart in nil unit tun purtsiuiug to ths pub*
Uo honotit 1 vunture to suml yuu tho loiltiw-
iug ou the ud, ssd ststs of sll'sirs on our
Iwtovtd ink-ill; Imping you will kindly give
it room in your vslusbtu papor- Truly ws
hers msy say ss s enrtsiu uisn ssid of old,
" Him long, OLord!"oto, is this thing
going to lait? The readers of your paper
havo no Idea how ws poor struggling settlers ou this inland are isolated from the
rest of tbe world, aud put to every incon*
Tenieuce for want of proper mail service.
Two years ago ��� po.it office was established here. We naturally thought then we
were all right as far on getting our mail was
concerned. Vain hope. We managed to
;ot it every two weeka for awhile when the
>9. Joan ran here before. When it stopt
extending its trips here the S3. G-miox
brought it slso every two weeks. Finally
she quit too. Now we aro gotting it when
His Royal Highness, the Capt, of the Bos-
cowitz condescends to let us have it; but
why he takes oar mail bag right past tbe
place, and ou up to Metahathla, unless he
needs it for ballast for his old tub 1 don't
know. He had no excuse onoe lately tor
taking it put, as a man went off to him for
it and he would not give it to bim. Why
Mr. Fletcher, tbe F, 0. Iuspeotor, sends it
with that stesmer which only comes along
s few times a year, while we have a boat
running regularly every week from Vanoon-
ver whioh touehea at our wharf, and whioh
tbe Bosoowits will not do is hard to tell.
Several of the Mttlers have written to Mr.
Haslam M. P, sad ore expecting replies,
Perhsps they have gone on up north snd ws
may get them when she returns. In ths
mean time I hops Mr. Haslam will do hia
best to hare our mail eome onos a wsek.
either via Vancouver or via Grantham.
God kno��a we poor mortals here need it
badly enough.: it is keeping the island
back. There is still some vacant land, hat
settlers will not come in; and some that are
here talk of going out where they con get
their mail regularly and know what is going
on in the reat of the world. Thanking you
Mr. Editor, for space <n tbe name of the
settlers of Valdes island, 1 will subscribe
Oyr. op thr Ranchers.
En, Webkly News: They who on the
evenings of the 6th and 6th instant, failed
to hear Oapt. Collet spesk in the interest cl
the Social Wing of the Salvation Army,
missed a treat not often afforded the tnhsb
itanta.nf this community. Capt. Collet is a
bright, intelligent lasnie and handled her
sshjt'et in a masterly manner. If the Captain he not mini n formed relative to tho vtut
amount of good luring accompli died by this
branch of the Army ��� and we believe ah-*
(-spoke advisedly ��� then is this organisation
the grandest and noblest cv-r known in the
history of the world. The name of General
Booth, tbe founder of tbe order, will lie
handed down to posterity ss thnt of one of
the worlds grt'eteit bonefacton; and the
brave lads snd lassies who, through love
for their Master and fellow man, rsiiardless
of self, and, if ne.-essary, defying the combined forces of earth and hell, gu dawn into
the slums that they may lift up a fallen sister or brother, cummt ���>�� too highly honored
nor too ably supported.
A  NLvV  EiVi^,-.----.ijU.M--rt.
A luting   Hli-Mhn   Tliut   it   !*��wii>��p��r
C'-uifrrt  r-."n llie  1'ubllc.
The St. Lonls Tost Dispatch hnB Interest
ed Unw.f iu siiu-k* co. samura, and tut it re
Siil' n**lkes iilih'lo a device wh:ch cut. !*������
rpplleil wtthnut troltUe (o any fnmo*'**
It in imi patented.    This It how i'. fa mad"
Bum four liuch holes through (urine
front, just nhovt* tlie fire doors, rs show
in out.    Run f-lnch   ster.m   supply pi,"
ftcro*-B the front with -Jinch   Ts o'npn-
ench hole.    To estrh "T" connect a ]   c
of -l-in h pipe of *-nffio-��*-:t lent-tb to re
through, forming the jets,   Plnce a v��l
In tlm supply }>,�����, in front of llie boilei
bandy for firemen lo regulate.
A good way to make iho jet Is to force
[iiu*.- in the end of tbe pipe, in the end ���
which hore a 4 Inch hoi-*, Iiicllno 1
j-*ts ut an nnglf on n line with th- onn-
cross line of bridet) wull. L'lesrllig lhe fi'.
Tbu opening of the fire-door must b
governed nurvir-Mo-f 10 lli�� dramiht- Wlie:
swriofl view,
putting tn a frseh fire open the supp!
vdlve ono or two tarns, and in place .1
shutting the doors. louvs them oj-en nbo>
one Inch, and if the smoke ..o-i** n-tttli*
Appear, open them a half inch flirthi
When the smoke boa Mitir-l/ illiitppoftl*
the proper stnonnt of air to complete 1'
combustion Ik M'*g ndmltied. Tb�� up-i
Ing of the doorn la vury necMumry, Tl
large area around them ndmlts of an *-v.
distribution of sir obtained lo no butt*
The Increa-ed eomhuntfon equalizes tl;
small amount of steam need.
This device is not Injurious to the hoi!
In any way, and U r-*coinmendt*d by th
Si Lonls im-pectorao/ the Hartford O.-i.
Insurance, eomt any.
TENDERS will be received for the purchase of the Hetherington farm, being
Lot 107 on the official map of Comox,
containing about 200 acres more or less.
One hundred and ten acres are under
cultivation and well fenced, with buildings and orchard. Coal rights included
Also about 200 acres of bush land adjoining. Parties tendering will specify
whether for the whole 400 acres or for
the cleared land only.
Tenders to be mailed to John Mundell,
Sand.vick, P. O. till the 31st of December next.
Ily order of the Executors.
M. J. HEiN-R.-'r,
p, 0, Address. Mt, Pleasant- Vancouver, in*.
riiirStii-'k of r-ilmul'irown fruit unit Omit*
mnnlal Iruus, I'liuila, Vinos, - limbs, Itoscs,
llulhs, etc
lieen, Iti'i* liivi's nnil Hun Hii'i-illou fnr wilr;
hIho, Atcrtcullural Ini'ilt-moiil*. I deal for
Cash only and i-tiata clone   kIcks.   Hand for
The leading: hotel in Comox district,
New and handsomely furnished,
Excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
V\/K will send j ou lij* mail for 95
vv cents a p ro'is plaster, or six
for fl.2.*��, for relief of pains in baok
Or client.
C, H, Bowes, drngftlst,
S? Johnson St.,
Victoria. B. C.
COTJ'Ea'EH-Ji.-Y-, B. O.
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays Wednesdays
and Fridays and at Union
every week day.
wedding cakes a Speciality.
The partnership heretofore existing be
tween Ed
and the
D. Kilpatrick, in
he liverv
and teaming
business i
t Union
has heen desolved.
The business w
11 be con
inucd by Mr.
D. Kilpatrick in 1
is own name, who will
settle all just claims aeainst said firm and
to whom all bills due said
firm must be
Union, B. C.
Nov. 20,
I hereby give notice that I shal' at the
next sitting of the Licensing Conrt to lie
holden at Comox, make application for a
transfer of my license to William Sharp for
permission to sell intoxicating liquor by
retail on the premises known as the River*
side Hotel, Coartenay,
Dated at Comox J, J. Grant,
this 9th day of By his attorney
Nov. 1891. Kobt. Grant.
Mr. Geo. Roe, customs officer has
authority to collect all debts due me, and
receipt therefor. Persons are requested
to make payments to hini, or lo my brother, Mr. Robert Grant, at Union.
99-2in J. J. Grant.
All persons driving over the wharf or
bridyes in Comox district (aster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according lo
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.  21,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Thursday Not. 1st, 1804.   Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Itoturn Tickots wll] be iesuod botwoon all
POtBtS for u faro and a nmirler, good tor re-
turn not lalor limn Monday
Iteturn Tickets f'"- ono nui a hnlf ordinary
tare uny bo   pnrnH'iHiid  dnMy to nil point---,
Rood for BsvsD dtys, Inoludlng day of tsiusi
No Itelurn 'I'ifki-iH lisiiod fur a fnro nnil a
���luarter wliuro tlm sUikIu furu in twnniy-Hvi*
ThroiiKb rnlos bntwuen Viotoria ami Comox.
Mlliiaffo ami ('nmmiilntiaii TickuUirnn be ob
talnodonapplloatlontoTlcket Ait<-nL, Vioioriu
Dunoan's and WollliiK-o" Htallans.
1'ruslilont. Oen'l Hujit,
Oen. Fiviiflii nnd Passoniror AttU
T. D. McLean
f-TMTOlT, B. O.
Yarwood & Young,
Barristers, So'icitors, &c. Office Cor.
Baston and Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and  Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
Oo***ox, B. 0.
Weddinjr and other rings made to order.
Fainting, Paper Hanging, Etc
During the Fall and Winter
months I will attend to jobs for
Farmers and others of inside
painting, papering, etc., at quite
reasonable rates. Any word
left a The News Office will receive prompt attention.
���r*TO*r.A.*R r f-oszjzc,
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance.
j4\  General Teaming
4Bk   and
Goioi, B. C
When in Union Drop
in and see us. We
carry a full stock of
Drugs [and  Stationery.
Family Receipts our specialty.
Orders accompanied with cash
will receive our prompt attention
Union, B. C.
Union Saw Mill.
AU Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, Proprs.
I, J. Theobald,
Honse and Sip Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
AU Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
Christmas Comes Bui Ong| A Year.
As this gay and festive season comes around the question naturally arises "What
shall I give my several friends as Xmas presents this year?" Now that's the point exactly where we come in and help you���We are here to give you suggestion and with
the immense variety we are showing this season it is an utter imposibility to not get
"Just the very thing you wanted". Of course you will���in confidence���let us know if ii's
for your Mother, Father, Sister, or Brother or someone else's Sister or Brother- it
makes it so much easier then  for us to show just the  right article.
Kindly call   anyhow and   have a  look at the    gorgeous display on our Xmas tables.
49 Commercial St., Nanaimo,   B. C.
Cumberland Meat Market
au snrse or
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly fiiled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
X House,
This Magnificent  Hotel  Building
Will be Opened tor the Reception of Guests July 1.
Fines'. Appointments.
Best Table. Splendid simple
Kooms   and   Reasonable   Rates.
A, Lindsay,
Wood & Kilpatrick,
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigs at Reasonable Rates
Give them a call
Funeral Directors nnd Emralmers
Urfldur-itea ot tho Ort-antiil. EnrekA,
and United 8Ut<-B ('olleurs of Em*
b-ilmlbg .
Nanaimo, U. C.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, B. C.
��. Sharp,  Proprietor
Tlie Hotel is one of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay Kiver, between Union and the lurge farming settlement of Comox.
Trcut ate plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects  with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cumberland Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard ancl Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAV POBT8 im passengers
and frolRht msy offer
Leave Vietorla, Tuesday, 7 a. ro.
"  Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 ft. m
Leavo Comox for Nanaimo, Fridays, 7 a.m.
" Nanaimo for Viotoria Saturdey, 7 a.m
Leave for Valdes Island onoe eaoh month
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Stage -and Livery
COTJE,T!ED31*T-A.*3r, B. O.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  ,'.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.  -
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         MANUKACTUKER OP        	
Saraaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  Steam Beer and Porter.
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
0. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all its branches. Office Comer-
cial St, Nanaimo.
Society    Cards
I. 0. O. F., NoTu
Union Lodge, I. O. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
H iram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
_ _. _
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon-at8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to at*
John B.iird
K. R.S.
C. O. O. F, ~
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
O. F. meet in the old North Comox
school house every second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
McKenzie & McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General    Blacksmiths.
Bring on Your Work,
Nanaimo  Saw Mill
��� and ���
Sash and Door Factory
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor. Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block,   Naiuimo,  B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
A HMlam, Prop. Mill St., P 0 Box 35. Tel. 1*9
Nanaimo IJ, C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwoed.
All orders accompanied wUIiCasm prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
able rates.
Nanaimo Ciga** Factory
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street     ���    Nanaimo B. C.
Manufactures   thc   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a .SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in Bicycles. Agent for Brat.t-
mrd Bicycle Co., H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Beaston, Humber,'
Rudge, New Howe and Whit worth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ���- Repairing a
e, i SS,
At th* Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
J. A. Cathew
T72TX017, B. O.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
NansJmo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Carcney Chemist,
Pure Drug, Chemicals and Patent
I'hyslcuns Preselptlons And atloHsrs filled
with cure and dispatch. P, 0. box IS
Iron Bodstead^^^^\.,.-..,,-,���,-^; (
These goods are sold by
Grant & McGregor.


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