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Array NO. 131.        UNION. COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, M\Y, 14, 1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Cash!
Hut cannot sell coops at cost on credit; consequently
on and after april 1st 1 will do business on thi. cash
system, and my prices are:
BED   ROCfiu
�����"**"No Skimping in Weights and Me; surcsTJ at thc
OXTlsK-i-2~lXjA.1SnD     STOBB.
JAMES McKIM, Union,P.C.Mar.2o,i895.
The Best Me*ls on the Goa t for 26 Cen s.
Elegantly Furnished  Room1; in  Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Guod wash house. All the cooking
is done by  white   men.    Come   one come all, we still have
��� Union, B.O:-���
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and  Domestic Cigars.    Briar ancl Meerschaum Goods.
Tht Above Store- Adjoin, Where. Everything of the lett in their Respective
lines will be found.
A. \V. Mclntyre Prop.
Spring weather is here- also spring
goods. Come and examine our
stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Thomas C. Morgan,
Fashionable Tailor.
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed,
  TTRQJJH: A T?.--P    IB *? Q_.	
Theobald & Brakes
1'. O, Hoi 161.
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in  stock
Sole Agents for
White Enamel
and   Gold
All persons driving over thc wharf or
bridges in Comox district lastcr ih.in a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
Notary Public.
Agent (op the Alliance Fire
insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix of
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, B. C.
An Alibi May be Proven In the Case
of Minnie Williams-The Methodist Missionaries Arrive Safe-
Another of tha Sealing Fleet
Goes Cown-What itis worth
to be Acqulted on .he charge of
Murder- Riot and Bloodshed in
South Chicago-Lord Rosebury
Breaking Down-Other Events
Nanaimo, Mav io. -Louis Fauquier's
case come, up before Judge II.ir ison on
Mond.iv lur speedy trial. The charge is
embezzlement of $314, the property of
C. B. Rabson. lie was allowed bail in
two sureties of $250.
Nanaimo. Mav 11.-Great anxiety is
felt here ovor the non arrival of the missionary steamer, Glad Tidings from I'ort
Simpson with ten Methodist minister:! on
board. The sieamet is overdue six days.
She was expected to arrive last Mon lay.
It is feared the machinery has broken
Victoria May 12. -The mission iries
have reached here in the Danube safe.
Nanaimo, May ii.���Word his been
received that Dan McI.miI has beaten
Geo. Hale of Indi in ipulis in the wrestling
contest last Monday, D in goes to New-
Orleans shortly to meet  Farmer Burns.
Sealing sc'10-mer bora Siywird arrived at Victoria Thursday morning
bringing th; first intelligence of the loss
of the Waller \. Earle onc of ihc sealing
fleet in a gale iv-Sdi occurred on Easier
Sunday. Cant. M lanes of Victoria was
in command anJI ihe white members of
thecre.v were .ill fro,iv same place.
Toronto���Clara Fow who was acquitted oi S tturduy of the charge of
murdering young Westwood has consented lo exhibit herself at Moore's museum.
She will receive $150.
Chicao.-", III., May it,���"lour policeman St'rs injured, an 1 one striker fatally shot in the riot at the Illinois Steel
Co's. works at South Chicago, Wednesday. The riot followed a mass meeting
of strikers at which about 500 men were
present. The speeches b'lcame so violent
and the men so demonstrative that ihc
leadirs were lorced lo adjourn.
San Francisco.���Thco. Dun-ant's attorneys have discovered evidence which
will enable them to establish an alibi for
client as far as William's murder case is
concerned, they think. A market street
hairdresser states that Minnie Williams
entered her shop al 8 o'clock on the night
of her disappearance and had her hair
dressed, leaving ihe shop at 8.25. It is
estimated that by taking a car immediately she could not have reached Em-
anuel church until 8.50. Durrani's coun
sel argue that Durrani could not, therefore have escorted hsr into 'he church,
outraged and murdered her and then
walked to Dr. Vugel's where he arrived
at 9.15.
The New Westminster Columbian has
a libel soil for $10,000 on hand, arising
vut of that paper's comments on the re
appointment of |as. Fitzsimmons.
LONDON. Sir William llarcourt has
increased ihe excise duty on heer six
pence per gallon.
LONDON. May ii. ��� Lord Rosebery is
in a very critical condition. Al a recent meeting of the National Liberal
Club he broke down during his speech.
London. Rt. Hon. Sir Robert l'cel is
Nanaimo. May I3.-The Fauquier trial
has been adjourned for one week upon
affidavit ol Deputy Attorney General
Smith. Cane.appeared for the defendant: Barker as prosecuting attorney.
is   arriving
weekly;   when opened   up,   call
and   inspect it.
Fine line of plows and harrows
at  McPhee & Moore's
The best assortment of gent's
spring and summer ties to arrive
next week at McPhee & Moore's
D. C. McDonald's scow load of lumber
is expected tu arrive at any moment.
Mr. Dave Anihony will leave here on
the Joan Fiiday morning for Victoria.
To EXCHANGE.���Two 5 room cotlages
and lots for vacant lots.    D. R. Young.
A new wharf is to be erected for the
accommodation of the Joan at Union
The award on the tenders for building
Ihe new jail will probably reach here by
mail 10 morrow.
The roof of A. D. William's ue residence on Penrith Ave. is being put on. It
will make a stvlUh house.
Three young men started out the other
day for Perseverance mine and came out
at Howe's hotel--a much mure comfortable place.
'Ihc score bet'ven the bitjebal! shift
team, uu Suurdiy was 19 :o -1 in.favjr
of Crawford's team wiih unot'icr inniug
left. J, B. Simpson and J. Bruce were
scorers and Charley Strauss umpire.
Mr. A. W. Renniion, the popular manager of J, 11 Holmes at Union, will lake
full charge ofthe 11 iy store on June l-t,
also of the Bay post office. His family
moved to the Bay to day (Tuesday.)
Mr. R. 1'. Edwards will leave the
Cheap John slore to morrow and enter
the service of the Colliery Company as as
sisiant to Mr. J. P. McLean at the supply
store and freight depot. We are very
glad that he is 1101 to leave Union.
Mr. David Jones has bonded about
3000 acres ol coal land on Denman Island, and it is the intention of himself
and associates, we understand, to pros-
peel with a diamond drill.
Thc tramp is a veritlabc nuisance.
There are about 50,000 of them in the
United States. Tliey are 10c lazy 10
work. In Ihis respect lhey are nut much
inferior to the gentleman idtci who get.
his living bv his nils.
The clocks don't know their A B Cs,
And so lltey cannot spell;
But yet they count much more than I,
And seem to count quite well,
Bui whal good so much counting does
I'd really like to know���
lust sending people off 10 bed
Before they want to go.
������Thomas Ta ,; ��� *. in St Nccholas,
The barque, J. I), l'cters left on thc 9th
for I'ort Townsend en-route for Port
Clarence, Alaska, with i*j-*o tons.
The tug Dais) with scow left Thursday with 154 tons of wasi nut coal fur C;
I'cabody, Victoria.
The Norwegian steamer, Solvieg, of
5800 tons buiden- the largest steamer
on the Pacific coast arrived on the 91I1,
and after taking on board 596 tons of
fuel proceeded to Port Blakely to load
lumber for South Africa.
Thc Coquitlam came in on Friday, and
after taking on 22 tons of wash nut coal
proceeded  north.
The tug Tepic reached here on Saturday witc 200,000 shingles fcr the Colliery
company, and 'cfi with 200 tons of Cii-
m is coal for the C. I'. It., and 200 tons
of wash and 23 tons of coke for the Sugar Refinery.
The str. Sin Mateo will be due on
The Minncola will be due on Sunday.
cnrrRi-TicN off.
The excursion of ihe Wellington band
10 this place on the 241b having been declared off, the preparations to suitably receive and encrtain ihc visitors have, of
course, been abandoned. It is not the
intention now to celebrate, at home, tlie
Queen's birthday. Had the band with
1 xcursionists come up according to notice tliey would hive had no cause lo regret their action, as the committee quickly organized, in two days obtained subscriptions amounting to over $300.
Dunsmuir Ave. through Cumberland and
partly through the camp would have been
brilliantly illuminated and among the
features determined op was a business
procession. Thc visitors would have
been royally received. Their plans
should not have been changed without
consultation wiih ihe committee here.
Any exrursiuii from here, if such were at-
tempted -- would not have inttfercd.
There arc Always some people who go
away from home on celebration days.
Wc wouldn't have missed a boat load
anyway. As it is the money collected is
being returned to the generous subscriU
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs office, where
1 am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
There is such a thing as artificial climate To a degree the climate can be
made to sun. A heavy battle produces
rain; cutting down the forest produces
dryness, and \et by allow-ng the water to,
gather rapidly, produces floods. The
climate ir, Union is now undergoing a
change. The woodman's axe is rapidly
widening the opening, and wilh the receding forest comes more of sunshine,
and a belter circulation of air. . Then
will be more wind hereafter in Union.
The rustle of its wings can be plainly
heard. As t'le trees fall away the influence of the gulf waters will be more noti-
ceable. The result will be cooler summers and warmer winters,
-  . -. ��� '
the   Ha-tf   MapenrtaNi   Calamity   I* the
llnrninu Unre  Since   Ihe   Deluxe-Two
Huu-lre-l Thousand Live* Suppose* 10
Have Been   Lo.-tl-.4ti   I ale rent lag   Account by an Rye Wiine-as.
The vicissitudes of my   life   have   been
-such that not until now   have   I had   the
leisure or the disposition to   describe   thc
most terrific disaster known in the hiatory
of civilized man,of which I was an unwilling
witceaa.    I left Paris, where I -studied my
profession of civil engineer after thc Frauoo
Pruasiau war, and going to Java for the
Dutch   government,   I   surveyed   Borneo
(except Sarawak), Lombok,   whero   there
has  ao   lately   been   fighting,   and  New
Guinea.that land of almost virgin mystery.
To those familiar with the remote  corners
of the world, there Is food for   thought  in
the statement that  1 ran   a line, in   1874,
from Fly River, at the south end of Papua,
to Uelvink bay.on the north.the lirst white
man to traverse  much of the  interior  of
that great unknown island.
The spring of 1S83 found me pursuing
my profession in Botavia, tlio ohief city of
Java. Since I had first seen the inland in
1871, I had been back to Europe several
times, and had traversed a good portion of
South Africa, I from time to time familiarized myself with the Java arohipelago.
As a student of history, I had made myaelf
acquainted with those terrible casualties
which are marked by funeral monuments
along the progress of mankind. It has
come in my way in the past several yeara
to learn much that was interesting about
the great storm which drowned hundreds
-.long the coasts of Great Britain in November, in 1893, and about the tremendous
exploBion ot dynamite in the harbor of
Santander, by whbh. at the beginning of
the same month, hundreds of Spaniards
were stricken dead and many thousands
were wounded, I have heard from eyewitnesses reports of the sudden flood in the
Yang-tse-Kifing, at Han* Yang, in May,
1894,by which a thousand men, women,and
children were swept to death out of their
boats. The bursting of the dam at Chark*
kupre, in India.in thesame month,dismayed
the world with the tidings of hundreds
drowned or whelmed beneath a land slide.
The plague which carried off scores of
thousands of Chinese the same spring waa
reckoned an international peril. But none
of those things moved me, for I had been
an eye-witness of the most stupendous
calamity to the human race since the deluge
vhe cataclysm of Krafeatoa. I lived to tell
the tale, and if there was any other
civiliaed apeotator on the spot, of thoae
dreadful Bcenes, I have not yet heard or
read his story. Captain Bartlett, of the
ship Ice King, whioh sailed through the
Straita of Sunda shortly after tho upheaval,
reported many interesting observations,and
a committeeappointed by the British Royal
Society investigated and made an elaborate
report.    I saw what I shall describe.
Ahout eleven o'clock on Sunday morning,
the 13th of May, 181)3, the trouble began
in the island of Java. All Java, Sumatra,
and Borneo wero convulsed. It waa aa
though war had heen declared underground.
The surface of the earth rocked,
and hig trcos fell out of the earth, as if it
had ejected their roote. I aaw a tree fully
tive feet in diameter crash up into the air
aud fall supine. This waa near the povern*
ment buildings, on SVaterloo plain, where
tlie barracks, near the parade-ground,were
severely shaken. The aun shone bri[>ht,the
morning was still unclouded, aud when we
telegraphed over to the other islands and
learned that their inhabitants were safe,
wo felt reassured at Batavia. The same
phenom-na were in progress throughout
the group of islands, hut nothing worae
than an earthquake was expected, and an
earthquake was no rarity in those days in
that part of tho world, nor ia it yet.
But this particular earthquake showed
nn sign of cessation. Day and night the
subterranean convulsions continued. The
earth quivered constantly, from its depths
there seemed to rine strange cries and
hollow expioBions, with that all-pervasive
ague,which now began to Bhake my nerves.
Thursday there came a telegraph from
thc city of Anjer, ninety milea away, on
the northwest coast of Java, that a volcano
hail broken out on tho island of Krakutoa,
about thirty miles west of Aujer, in Sunda
atrai:. The two cone*shaped peaks of
Krakatoa were familiar landmarks to all
voyagers in those waters. They were
clothed with luxurious vegetation, and
could he seen for milea in any direction. I
was requested by the Dutch government,
through tho vice-admiral then ut Batavia,
to Im olf to the aoone of action. At four
o'clock that afternoon, I Btarted with a
party on a sneeial learner from Batavia.to
t-tku scientific observations. About midnight- wo cleared St. Nicholas Point,whioh
is the extreme northerly extension of the
island of Java, next to the 8trails. As we
rounded lb, WO aaw ascending from Krakatoa
about fifty miles away to the southwest, an
immense column of fire and what appeared
to bo smoke. Ttio aky was yet clear, for
tho moat part, but wo could see no apex to
thin column, whose composition changed aB
we watched it, steaming all the while
toward the island. Firat it looked like
flame,and then it would appear to be steam
and attain take the sumidanco of
inside of a column of white, fieeoy wool. In
another instant these trailing, whirling masses of wool would hang from the very empyrean Itselfi All the while we heard the sullen
thunderous roar which had been a fearful
feature of tho situation evor since Sunday
nim-ning, and was now becoming louder.
Tho terrifying character of the soene of
which we wore now in view can be ima<*inod
with dilliculty. The ocean was aB smooth
at i 'Mirror and our steamer moved   ahead
with ease, at alow speed. But ever growing
in intensity was tlie illumination spread
from this lurid colomn, rolling from the
northerly peak straight np tothe sky,
beyond the limits of human vision, flecked
uow and then wiih dar'; masses, constantly
wrapped in aud now entwining the furious
commingling torrent of volcanic dust and
smoke which 1 liave described as looking
like wnsUhs of wool. The diameter of
that column I should put down at one and
a half miles.
We had remained on deck all night, as
usual in that country, and,without a word,
watched, fascinated. The diu was gradually
increasing, until we could with difficulty
hear each others' voices. From timo to
time, immense fragments of incandescent
stone would be hurled up from the crater,
three or four hundred feet into the air,
when they wonld burst with a loud explosion. The hours passed quickly and dawn
The sun rises in those latitudes at six
o'clock. As its rays fell on the shores of
Krnkatoa, we aaw them reflected from the
surface of what we thonght was a river,and
wn resolved to steam into its mouth if
possible, with a view to disembarking.
When we had approached to witnin three-
quarters of a mile of that shore,wo suddenly discovered that what we supposed was
a river, was a torrent of molten aulphur.
The smell almost overpowered us; we
steamed away and made for tke other side
of the islaud, turning our bow to the
windward. The lower of the two peaks on
Krakatoa, had a crater, or cavity,for there
were no real craters there, which as loug
ago as a century since had heen reported in
active eruption by a German vessel passion
through the straits. It was the higherpeak
which was now emitting the
and pulverized pumice and steam which
seemed likely to burn away the heavens
themselves. The fires had already eaten
into the edges of thia peak so that it was
now the lower of the two. In 1880, there
had been earthquakes all along the shores
of the straits, but Krakatoa showed no
signs of awakening.
All the cratera in that part of the world
were, it ia my belief, openings into a
common submarine storehouse of volcanic
energy. Krakatoa bad been quiet until
now for a hundred years, aa far as I could
This island, which will live iu history
with associations as lasting as thoae of St,
Helena or Elba, was eight or ten miles long
and four miles wide. A few fishermen
lived on it, and on its mountain slopes
remarkably fine rosewood aud mahogany
treea were found in abundance. Some of
them were eight or ten feet in diameter,too
big to cut. When we landed on the coast
opposite to that along which the river of
sulphur was discharging, we saw no signs
of those inhabitants. The wavea were
washing the sandy shores. Four or five
feet from the water-hoe rose & straight
bank of powdered pumice-stone whioh was
rained down constantly from the clouds
that surrounded the column of fire. Everything human, everything natural, every*
thing suggestive of life or growth had been
annihilated from what had been a beautiful
landscape. A hideous mask of burning
store and steaming ashes had been deposited
over all. Trees three feet thick, and which
must have been fifty feet high,were already
nearly buried, their branches twelve inches
thick sticking out here and there. Several
of us landed, and I began walking inland.
We aunk knee-deep in the loose pumice; it
was the consistency of snow and hot. Our
feet began to blister,
I climbed painfully up, walking inland
in the direotion of tlie crater, which I
desired to measure with my sextant. At
the third observation I made, I saw some*
thing trickling across the mirror of the
sextant and discovered that the quicksilver
had melted and run away.
I was more than half a mile now from
the edge of the crater. My skin waa
roasting and cracking. The roar of the
flames was so loud as to drown any other
imaginable noise, save the detonations,
now and then, ofthe burstingstones which
would fly into fragmenta far up over our
beada, it seemed, and aift their burning
dust upon us. For the first three hundred
feet from the edge ol the crater, tlie ascending column was
of clear flame of dazzling brightness,of such
scorohing energy us to blast us into a cinder
did we dare nearer a proach. This
column of flame was,as I have said, about
one and a half miles in diameter,
1 turned to retrace my footsteps and
seek safety on the water, As I started to
put my feet mechanically buck into the
prints they had made goingup.I shuddered.
The bottom of each footprint was red.aglow
with fire from beneath. Here and there
on the surface, I saw the tracks of a pig's
feet, the creature evidently panic-stricken
in its race for life. Every human being,
every animal, every bird on the island of
Krakatoa must have penahed by that time,
and if we had not increased our speed, the
same fate might have been ours. At last
wc got aboard again,and from thesteamar'a
deck I photographed that awful scene, the
fire pump playing all around me the while,
wetting down the rigging, keeping the
dou'.lo awnings moist, and saturating tlie
side of the ship; it was the only way to
keep her from taking fire. That had becu
necessary since daylight.
The steamer returned to Batavia, the
mar from thu great flame Bounding continually iu our ears, the glare from its fires
gradually dimming in tlie distance. That
roar and that glare lasted steadily day and
uight, until tlie 12th day of Ann imt. By
that time overybody bad gotten used to
it and nobody spoke of it any more. We
supposed Krakatoa would burn itself out
after awhile aud rest again, perhaps for
another hundred yearB.
In the meantime, I had taken up my
residence in the city of Anjer, ou tho
Strait of Sunda, wcBt of Batavia. It had;
with its surroundings from Mcrak Point to
Bodjenegoro, about sixty thousand inhabitants. 1 lived iu a villa, a mile back of
tlie city, up the mountain slope. The
city lay along the margin of tho sea, the
houses, of brick and bamboo, being nearly
all one story high. Along the const, at
each side of tho city, clustered groups of
fishermen's huts, and their fishing boats by
tbe scoro uiv at anchor a short distance
from shore. Over thc low roofs of the city
I could see far out over the strait to where
the Krakatoa monster, thirty miles away,
was belching out his
It was Sunday morning. I was sitting on
the veranda of my houss smoking a oigar
and taking my morning cup of tea. The
scene was a perfect oue. Across tbe roofs
of the native houses,I could see the fishidg-
smacks lying in the bay at anchor, the
fuhermeu themselves being on shore at
rest, as they did not work that day. The
birds were singing in tho grove at my back
and u moment beforo I had heard ouecf
the servants moving around iu thecotuge.
As my ga?e rested Dn the masts of the little
boats, of which there were several score iu
sight, I became suddenly aware of the fact
that they were ail moving in one Hreotion,
In an instant, to my intense surprise, ihey
all disappeared.
I ran out of the house, back, up higher,
lo where I could command a better view,
and looked mit. far into sen. Instantly a
great glare of fire right in the midst of the
water caught my eyes, and a'l the way
across the bay and the strait, and in a
straight line of flame to the very islaud of
Krakatoa itself, the bottom of the sea
seemed to have cracked open so that the
subterranean fires were belching forth. Oo
either side of thia wall of Humes, down into
this subaqueous chasm, the waters of the
strait were pouring with a tremendous
hissing sound, which seemed at every
moment as if the flames would be extinguished; but they were not. There were
twin cataracts, and between the two cataracts rose a great crackling wall of tire
hemmed in by clouds of steam of the same
cottony appearance which I have spoken of
before. It was in this abysi that the fishing
boats were disappearing even as I looked,
whirling down tho hissing precipice, the
roar of whioh was already calling out
excited crowds in the city of Anjer at my
The sight was Buch an extraordinary one
that it took away the power of reason,and
without attempting in any way to explain
to myself what it waa, I turned and beckoned to aomeone, any human .being, to a
servant we will say, to come and aee it.
Then in a moment, while my eyes were
turned, oame
which waa greater than any we had heard
as yet proceeding from Krakatoa. It
stunned me, and it was a minute or two
before I realized that when once more I
turned my eyes toward the bay,I could see
nothing. Darkness had instantly shrouded
the world. Through this darkness, which
was punctuated by distant cries and groans,
the falling of heavy bodies.and the creaking
disruption of masses of brick and timber,
moat of all, the roaring aud crashing of
breakers on tbe ocean, wen* audible. The
city of Anjer, with all i-*s sixty thousand
people in and about it, -had been blotted
out, and if any living being save myself
remained, I did not find ii out then. One
of those deafening explosions followed
another, as some new submerged area was
suddenly heaved up by tbe volcanic fire
below, and the aea admitted to the hollow
depths where that fire had raged in vain
for centuries.
The awful surge of the maddened ocean
aa it rushed landward, terrified me, I
feared I would be engulfed. Mechanically,
I ran back up the mountain side. My
subsequent observations convinced me that
at the first explosion the ocean had burst a
new crater under Krakatoa. At the aecond
explosion, the _g island,Dwers-in*de*\Veg,
had been split in two, so that a great atrait
separated what were the two halves. Tbe
island of Leguudf, northwest of Krakatoa,
disappeared at the same time, and all the
weat coaat of Java, for fifteen or twenty
mites, was wrenched loose. Many now
islands were formed in that throe, which
afterwards disappeared, A map which I
made not long afterward shows the ohange
of the configuration of that part of the
1 waded on inland in a dazed oondition,
which seemed to last for hours. The high
road from Anjer to the oity of Serang was
white, and smooth, and easy to follow.and
I felt my way along it in the darkuess.
Soon after I began thia singular journey, I
met the native postman coining down the
mountain toward Anjer with his two-
wheeled mail-cart. This carrier's vehicle
was an iron box on an axle, running on two
wheels, pulled by four ponies. I told the
man what had happened and tried to get
him to turn back, but he would not. I
reaohed the city of Serang about four or
five o'clock that afternoon, after having
made nne stop at a house on tlie way,
Thia residence loomed up on the Bide of
tbe road, offering me, apparently,
I rushed in thinking to find a relief from
tho iuteuBe heat under the shelter of its
roof, but through the tiles of the flooring,
little blue flames were flickering as 1 entered, and the houso itself seemed like a
furnace. The subterranean fires were at
work even there, on the aide of the mountain. Under the mass of flooring or
masonry, 1 could not distinguish which, I
sawthebodyof a woman in native garments.
I rushed out horrified from this burning
tomb. It was the residence, 1 learned
afterward, of Controller Frankel, an officer
of the government ranking immediately
after the governor himself,
I staggered blindly on my way. When
I reached Serang, I was taken into tho
garrison and nursed for two days. I was
supposed to be a lunatic. I atarted up in
my sleep a half-dozen times in tlie tirst
night, uttering cries of terror, I was
soothed hy drill's and enabled on the third
day to go to Batavia. Kven then the
extent of the calamity waa not known in
Serani_\ At Batavia 1 took tho ateamer fur
On my return, some time afterward, to
the scene of this frightful experience, I
learned further particulars of tbe force
ot tho explosion. On Merak Point where
tho government had been blasting rock,
were an engine and several boilers used
for compressed air. All of these containing
compressing air, had been hurled against
the walls of tho quarry, and absolutely
flattened out like sheets of paper. In
Lombok,on the southeast coast of Sumatra,
a wooden man of war belonging to a Dutch
Government, and two barks ot two or
three hundred tons each, ono of them
loaded witb Bait, had beeu thrown one
hundred and fifty feet up the mountain
side into the trees by tho tidal wave which
immediately followed the explosion. For
days thereafter there was a thick coat of
white ashes all over the island of Java.
and Grumbled to the touoh. Every leaf
nnd bit of vegetation had been consumed,
and every creeping thing and living crea*
ture blasted and burned up,   Six hundred
miles away it was necessary to bum lamps
all day, and in the cities of Batavia, Sama-
rang, and Soerahaya, the carriage lamps
were needed out of doors, and gas indoors,
for aome time.
My investigations showed that there was
one hundred feet of water where the city
of Anjer had been, so Bhort a distance from
my villa, and that the coastline was just
one and one-half milea further inland. It is
there that the city of Now Anjer haa been
built,and where all vessels for China, Japan,
and Australia report to the rugular tele-
graph station. Part of Prince island, about
one-third of it, I should say, was obliterated, and the entire northwest coast of Java,
including the fishing villages, was gone as
far aa St. Nicholas Point. It seemed to
me to be a very moderate estimate, that
one hundred thousand lives were lost in
Java, and one hundred thousand more in
Lombok bay, on the coastof Sumatra, just
opposite. Several entire towns were washed
away there. In Lombok bay the pumice-
stone floated so thick upon the water that
it reached a height of thirty-feel, and
steamers oould not penetrate it; so that it
was aomo time before ths news of destruction along the Sumatra shores was received
in Batavia. The Brooklyn, an American
man-of-war, came steaming int.* Anjer two
days after, to report that from her decks
thousands of broken bamboo houses, cai-
bouLed bodies, and floating masses of
pumioe-stone had been observed. At that
time, tbe northwest coast of Java was
buried under six or seven feet of ashes,
A year later, an immense lump of pumice-
atone, undoubtedly coat np by this explosion, was found floating in the Mediterranean, covered with barnacles. Pulverized
pumice and ashes are known to have been
carried many thousand miles, and to have
been held in suspension in the atmosphere
for years. The atmosphere over the American continent was filled with minute
particles, whioh for weeks floated In the air,
It would be folly to say that human intelligence will ever arrive at the accurate
solution of the causes of thia dread event,or
even form a fair idea of its tremendous
circumstances.���Jean Theodore van Gestel,
in the Cosmopolitan.
Gown with Double Skirt
The neat little figure is wearing a hand
aome camel's-hair gown with a double skirt
and accentuations of volvut ribbon exceed,
ingly becoming.���Torouto Ladies' Journal,
Intelligent Fish.
Fish have many times been taught to
perform tricks and it would appear as if
they had much more intelligence than is
attributed to them. A gentleman we know
once had two brook trout in a small equa*
rium in his private residence that would
jump out of the water and take flies held
between the forefinger and thumb, and
would also ring a little bell when they
required food. They would also leap over
littio bars of wood placed about two inches
above the Burfaceof the water.
It was a very simple matter to teach the
fish these tricks. At first a littio tower,
containing a tiny, sweet-toned silver boll,
was fastened to the ironwork of the equa*
rium, with a piece of string attached to
the tongue of the bell extending into the
water where the trout were. On tho loose
ond of the string an insect or other tempting morsel waB placed, which tho fish
would at once seize, and pulling the cord,
the bell in the tower would naturally
tinkle. After this had been repeated
several dayB the fish were left without
food for aome little time until they made
the discovery that they eould obtain it by
pulling at the string to wbioh tlio delicacies had beeu attached. This tbey did
over afterward when they were hungry,
nnd aa that Was nearly all thu timo, the
little bell was constantly tinkling as the
fish were continually pulling the cord. It
wus quite a pretty and novel sight.
Enamelling Process fop Boilers,
The piopose.l plan of preventing the i
orustatioii or corrosion of boilers by mouns
of a certain euamelling process has for Bome
time engaged the attention of engineers,
and favorable results are Baid to have
attended its use. According to the account
given of this method, the interior surfaces
are coated with a dopoait iu the form of a
smooth black tim or enamel, similar to au
electro deposit thiok enough to protect
the mot al underneath from corrosion, uml
po thin that the boiler loses none of its
steam generating power ; tbe application is
outiroly simple, tho material employed being Injected into the boiler through a cock
of lubricator pattern at such times as de,
Bired, tho surfaco below the water level
thus becoming coated with the enamel. It
is claimed for this process,among its various
advantages, that the enamel is impenetrable
by acids, protects the boiler from the
corrosive agents contained in almoet if not
all waters, prevents incrustation, does not
harm the boilers, and is but of slight cost,
"I wish," laid Mra. Bowier u ihe helped
Mr. Bowaer od with hii overcoat the other
morning, "1 wish you wonld drop thia poi-
tal card in the box on the onrner aa you g��
"Um!" replied Mr. Bowaer ai he received
it. "Who ii Mra. White of 172 Larkini
Avenue V
I want her to help me clean house for
three or four daya."
"Ole ui house, eh! How many timei da
you clean house in a year ?"
" In the Spring and Fall. What'a th*
matter '!"
Mr. Bowsor removed hi, hat and glove,
aod overcoat in a very deliberate way and
then replied :���
" We don't want Mra. Whit, of 172
Lark ina Avenue to assist in houae cleaning."
'But I���I���want���"
'And we are not going to have thia houae
turned wrong aide out for a couple of weeka.
Not being very buay at th. ollico, 1*11 do all
the work for you thii forenoon."
"Why, no one ean olean houae in half a
"Can't eh? We'll aee about that. I'll get
my old clothea on and ahow you a triok or
two about houaecleaiiing. Thia idea of
tooling around for a week or two ia ail
"Mr. Bowaer, pl.aa.IUMn to me," aha
���leaded. "All the furniture muit be rub.
oed over, the pictures taken down, the
woodwork wiped, the carpeta swept with
aalt and the ceilings brushed. It will tako
two women���"
���" It will take two women two weeka,"
lie interrupted, "while a man oan do thi
Bame amount of work in two houra. It'i
all in knowing how to go at it. Even my
mother, whose spirit ia now in Heaven, had
no method in houieoleaniug."
"I���I think we'll let it go till Fall,"
stammered Mrs. Bowser.
"No, we won't. I'll bo with you in
live minutea, and if we don't have thia houa*
ahining like a uow dollar from top to bottom
before noon I'm no huatler."
" Tbat will do, Mra. Bowaer ; that will
do," he aaid aa he turned on her. " I own
thia home. I run thia houae. I am tho
head of thia family. I waa helping to clean
houae before you hod out your first tooth,
I'll be down in five minutei and begin on
the parlor."
When he came down, aftor getting into
hii old auit, the cook informed him that
Mra. Bowser hod run acroai the atreet to
aee a eick neighbor, but that he oould go
right ahead witl. hia work. She brought
him up the etepladder, and aa he atood it
in the middle of the parlor and apat on hu
handa and looked around ho onnckled I���
"I'll say thirty minutei to olean thia
room epick and span and givo tho old lady
a surprise party I' .
He seized the sofa and ruahed it into the
baok parlor, followed by the ohaira and
atanda, and in Beven or eight minutei tho
floor waa olear. Tliun he plaoed the step,
ladder to take down the firat pioture. He
had just lilted the wiro off the hook whon
the ladder alipped, and there wae a oraah,
aud a smash, and a jingle which brought
the cook up staira to find Mr. Bowser
lying In a heap on tho floor and to ex-
" Goodness to meroy, but I thought the
whole house had fallen into the oollar I
How did it happen, Mr. Bowser."
Ho slowly got up, looked from the etepladder to the floor and felt tho back of hii
head and firmly replied;���
" I atopped off. Bring me salt, and a
broom and a rag."
By tho exercise of duo caution he got
tho other pictures down without aooident.
The girl brought the thingB and stopped
for a moment to say :���
" Nobody would iver suspect that yo
kuew how to clano houBe so beautilully.
Don't them winder curtains come down
before you swape and dust, and ahan t I
hold tho ladder while ye olimb up 1
Mr. Bowaersaid he could manage alone,
ami the cook retired to her kitchen. Mra.
Bowser hod aaid the carpota must be swept
with salt. The cook had brought a pail
holding six quarts.aud he sowed it all on
to the last ounce to make a good job of it.
She had Baid tho furniture must bo rubbed.
Hohuntodaroundaudiound abottle of sew-
ing machine oil.thinned itdowo with witch
hazel and went over every piece of furniture
in six minutei. All the window ouruioa
needed was a littio dusting, and getting a
firm grip on tho broom handle he proceeded
to pound and whack until satlshed that
thoy woro thoroughly cleaned.
The cook camo tip with a feather duater,
aud Mr. Ilowsor decided lo begin his dusting on tlie mantle cabinet. He placed the
stepladder and climbed up and lifted the
ornaments with one hand and worked the
duster with the other. Ho had mentally
decided to finish with tho oabiuot in juat
one niinuto, devote two minutes to the
ceiling, two moro to sweeping the carpet
and 30 secouds to running in the furniture,
when ho lost consciousness. lie hod a
faint recollection of seeing the parlor floor
suddenly jump up six or eight feet, and of
feeling that ho had been hit, but he wasn t
ready sitro ot anything until ho heard the
voice of thc cook saying :���
"II,n't blamerao, ma'am. lho Dootor
was nnt at home, and I had to wait 15
minutea," .     , .
Theu he hoard Mrs. Bowser inquirirgi-
"Dootor, do you think ho will bo a cripple tor life?" ...     ,*    .
"It's hard to say," replied tho Doctor.
"Ilo struck on his head and camo down
with his legi bent np under him, and the
spine may have boen badly injured. \\ liat
on carlh was ho prancing around on top of
a atepladder for ?"
"Ho was doing hoii-ooleaniog. Poor
man I 1 cau'l lay il r;i against liim that
he's Hourly ruined my "ruins, broke a
ohair,smashed the oablnetyleatroyed nearly
all tbe breakable oliimueii'.s end has given
me a week's work lo olean tlio furniture
and carpets."
"Is this the Bowser I rend of In the newspaper! ?
"Yes, sir."
"Always blading his wifo and llireatou-
in? lo cot. a divoroo ?"
"Well, I'll do all I can for him, but hit's
been served just right ! Keep him as quiet
ai possible. It ho sayR anything about hiB
lawyer fleeing your lawyor.alimony,custody
ot the ohild, put up job to kill him oil, etc.,
pay uo attontion to him, as he will not he
in his right mind for the next ten day* I" COfflPLETELT PAEALTZED.
-A foil ne rairodlaa 8irlrl.cn with Paralysis
While la New fork-it <* turned la UU
Home al Lauilou, Oal��� as He Urllevrd*
In I'lr-Thrllfiii ar ltrii--*.��d lit a lib
Pointed (hit Ity a Clergyman wha
VIsllMl lllai.
Stricken vith Landry's paralysis and
yet cured. That means bnt little to the
average layman, but it means a miracle
to a physician. Such is the experience
of 0, K. Dallimore, at present a resident
of Madison, N. J., and a rare experience it
" Yes, it's true that I had Landry's
-paralyBiH," said Mr. Pallim.-re to the reporter, ** or else the most celebrated phy*
���icians of London were mistaken. Tbat I
have been cured Jb clearly sppnrent." With
this be straightened up as sturdy and
promising a son of Britain as ever trod
"It was on the 15th of March last," he
onlinund* "when I wss in New York oity,
that 1 first foit,symptoms of my trouble. I
experienced difficulty in goiug up stairs,
���my legs failing to support mc. I consulted
a physician who informed me that I had
every symptom of locomotor ataxia, but as
the case developed he pronounced it a case
of Landry's paralysis and knowing tha
natute of the disease advised me to start
for my home and friends, I gave up my
work and on April let started for London,
Ont A well known physician was consulted
but I grew rapidly worse and on Saturday,
April 7lh, several physicians held a consultation on my case and informed me that I
was at death's door, having but three to six
days to live, still I lingered on, by this time
completely paralyzed, my handa and feet
being dead; X could hardly whisper my
wants and could only swallow liquids. Oh,
the miaery of those moments are beyond all
description and death would really have
been a welcome visitor.
"Now comes the part that has astounded
the physicians. Rev, Mr. Gundy, a clergy*
man who visited me in my last hours, as he
supposed, told me of the marvellous cures,
of paralysis that had been performed by
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. I
started to take the pills about April 28 snd
a week after that felt an improvement in
my condition. There was a warm tingling
���eneation in the limbs that had been entirely
dead .and I soon began to move my feet and
hands. The improvement continued until
Muy 28, when I was taken out of bed for a
drive and drove the horse myself. By the
beginning of July J was able to walk upstairs alone and paid a visit to Niagara.
"Slowly but surely I gained my old health
and strength leaving London for New York
on O.-tibiT 11 and beginning my work
again ou October 26, 1694. Cured of Landry's paralyse iu eight months."
To confirm his story beyond all doubt,
Mr. Dallimore made the following affidavit.
���Statu of New Jersey, \
���Morris County:,      J M
Olave Dallimore being duly sworn on his
eath said that the foregoing statement ia
rjust and true,
<Jlavk E. Dam.imore.
Sworn and subscribed before me Decern-
���ber 3, 1894. Amos C. Katiim-n,
[seal.] Notarv Public
/ Dr. Williams* Pink Pills for Pale People
[are an unfailing specific for such diseases
���is locomotor ataxia, paralysis, St. Vitus'
���Hniiey. sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,
liiervoua headache, the after effects of la
grippe, palpitation of tbe heart, that tired
'feeling resulting from nervous prostration ;
all diseases reaulting from vitiated humors
fn   the   blood,   such as   scrofula, chronic
I'-rysipelas, eta They are also a specifio
for troubles peculiar to females, suoh as
suppressions, irregularities and all foi ins of
{weakness. They build up the blood, and
pestore the glow of health to pale and
���allow cheeks. In men they effect a radical
cure in all cases arising from mental
worry, overwork or excesses of whatever
'nature. There are no ill effects following
(the use of this wonderful medicine, and
-���jt can be -jivtn to ohildren with perfeot
These fills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams Medicine Company, Brockville,
Ont., and are sold only in boxes bearing
the firm's trade mark and wrapper, at 50
cei.li u hox or six boxes for $2,50. They
may he had of all druggists or direct by
mail from Dr. Williams Medioine Company.
A Great Walker.
Joseph Calib, a butcher by trade an d a
native nf Dumbarton, in Scotland, was famous in his day as a great pedestrian.
Chronicling some of his more remarkable
feats one of his friends says : " Not only
wbb Calib a great walker, but he was also
a rapid one, He could at times do nine
miles and a quarter of an hour with ease,
and keep this speed up for 120 minutes.
The muscles of his legs and thighs were so
fully developed that he was obliged to
have special books and trousers made for
His great, orowning feat of pedestrian*
ism was accomplished on January 2, 1820,
whon be walked (120 miles without a break,
tho distance heing covered in 102hours and
40 minutes. This feat wab witnessed by
over 7,000 spectato-B. and took place on
the road between Dumbarton and Gins-
gow. During its aoaomplishment he drank
sparingly of whiskey and water and ale
fairly large quantities of porridge and milk,
these refreshments beiug supplied to him en
Aluminum In Wall Paper.
The uses of aluminum do not seem to
have been exhausted yet. It is now coming
into use in the decoration of wall papers
many beautiful conceptions being shown,
in which this metal is a conapisuoUB figure.
In floral stripped elTects the motives are
printed on beautiful embossed grounds,
which gives a burnished effect to the alum-
inuin Chat is very desirable. An effective
arrangement ol daisies aud fern leaves
around the metalline is said to make a choice
decoration for parlor or bed room. The
use of aluminum with color.*), with or with
out the addition of gold, is spoken of as
another special feature of this new clasB of
paper b.
A FIsb Yarn.
Come listen, friends, to a simple rhyme
Of what befall onoe on a time
To one, whate'er his faults may be,
Whose strong point is���veracity.
That this yarn is unvarnished truth
Is vouched for by two guileless youth;
So 'tis not asking much of you,
To try yonr best to think it true.
'Twas on a pleasant summer day
When fishing, out on Sturgeon Bay,
With trollint* line both stout and strong,
And rowing steadily along,
Lo, presently there came a shock,
As if the hook had caught a rock ;
Then came a jerk, and then a plunge,
A splendid strike,���a maskelonge.
That mammoth fish, judged by its strength,
Was, at the least, ten feet in length ;
And at the lowest estimate
"f would have scaled five hundred weight.
I played that fish an hour or more,
Till arms, and  hands, were tired and sore;
Made an effort not to be beat,
And tied the line fast to the seat,
Then plied the oars with might and main;
Threw off my olothes and tried again.
(To drown that fish, was my intent,  ,
Right in his native element.)
It did not take me long to learn,
'Twere as well to havo tried to turn
Niagara's torrent i   Or to weave
A fish yarn sportsmen would believe.
Both quite impossible, and ao,
Just as he pleased, I let him go.
There is a current near this place
As swift and strong as a mill race,
And up against that current straight
He towed that boat, at awful rate,
Ever on, at his own sweet will���
We might have been a trav'ling still,
Only his pace did slightly slack
When, right ahead juct in our track,
Appeared an island on which grew
A stout and strong old tree, ot two.
All in a flash I made a jump,
And hitched the line around a stump,
And made it fast.   Ina short space
I took the bearings of the place,
Then leaped into the boat once more
And went assistance to procure.
This done, we Btarted forth again
And sought and sought, but all in vain.
To find that island, fresh and green
Which to this day has ne'er been seen.
That mighty fish, of which I write,
Had towed it off clean out of sight.
So now at last the mystery's clear,
How that island oame to disappear.
H. S. Collins.
A Lion Park.
Mr. Ceoll Rhodes is making a "lion preserve" on his estate at Rondebosch, near
Cape Town, South Africh. It will be inclosed by a 10-foot fence, and, curiously
enough, it will be stocked with animal,,
from England. Perhaps the domesticated
article will beeasiertomanage than untamed
cubs from the veldt. Mr, Rhodes' moods
are very changeable. He has aeveral times
pulled down his house and built it up again;
and he is constantly altering the aspect of
his huge estate. He employs fifty black
"boys regularly in planting and improving
on nature, and he is now making a five-
mile drive through hia plaoe.
Furnishing the Text.
Boys, said a teacher in a Sunday-school,
can any of you quote a verse from Scripture
to prove that it is wrong for a man to have
two wives? He paused, and after a moment or two a bright boy raised his hand.
Well, Thomas ? said the teaoher encouragingly. Thomas stood up and said : No
man ean serve two masters.
Recipe. ���For Making: a Deltcloai
Health Drink at Small Cost
Adam's Root Beer Extract...*. one bottJa
Flelschmann's Yeast half a can
8ngar -�����. two pounda
|Lukewarm Water two galloon
Dissolve the sugar and yeast in tbe writer.
;��dd the extract, ami bottle; plaoe In a warm
8lace for twonty-four hours until it ferment*
ben place on loo. when lb will open sparkling
and detfeio-as.
The root baer ean ba obtained In an drag
and grocery stores In W and 85 oent bottle* ta*
make two and five gallons.
A, P.   759.
Mr. J. Wt Dykeman
St. Georgo, New Brunswick.
After the Grip
No Strength, No Ambition
Hood's Sarsaparllla Qave Perfect
The following letter Is trom a woll-known
nterchanC; tailor of St. George, N. IJ.:
" 0.1. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
14 Gentlemen���I am glad to aay that Hood's
Sarsaparllla and Hood's Pills have done me a
great deal of good. I had a severe attack of
the grip In tho winter, and after getting over the
fever I did not seem to gntlter strength, and had
no ambition. Hood's Sarsaparllla proved to he
just what I needed. Tho results were t'ory
satisfactory, and I recommend this medicine to
all who are afflicted with rheumatism or other
afflictions caused by poison and poor blood. I
always keep Hood's Sarsaparilla in my houso
and use It when I need a tonic. We also keep
Hood's Tills on hand and think hlyhlyof them."
J. W. DVKEMAX, St. George, New Brunswick.
Hood'3 PHlS are purely vegetable, and do
not purge.paln Of gripe. Sold by all druggists
Get Rid of Nauralgrla.
There ie na uae la fooling witb neuralgia.
it tt a diaeaae that gives way only to the
most powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered hu given the grand results that
invariably attends tbe employment of Pol.
aon's Nerviline, Nerviline is a positive
specific for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept on hand in every family. Sold overy
where, 25 cents a bottle.
The pansy can be grown black, white
and all the intermediate shades, the only
deficiency being in the scarlet and allied
Charlatans and Quaete.
Hava long plied their vocation on tha aat*
fering pedals of the people. The knife has
pared to tha quiok ; oauatle applications
have tormented the viotim of corna until
tha conviction shaped itself���there's no
oure. Putnam'e painless Oorn Bztrutor
proves on what slender basia publio opinion
often rests. If you ruffar from corns get
tho Extractor and yoa will bo satisfied.
Sold everywhere.
Still Struggling*.
Conquered your bicycle yet?
Not yet*. I've got bo the darn maohi ne
doesn't win more than two falls out of
three, though,
Bright active, energetic men in every
sections of tbe country lo introduce in the
neighborhood an article of universal usage.
Snre sale at every house. Splendid chance
to make big money.    Addnes,
W. A. Lorrus, Montreal
And now it won't be very long
Till comes the blue June sky,
And then we'll have, oh happy thought,
The ber ries in the pie.
Doa-l Tobacco Apt! or* smoke Tear Ufa
Is the truthful, startling title of a book about
No-To-Bac, the harmless, guaranteed tobacco
habit cure that braces up nicotinissed nerves,
eliminates the nicotine poison, makort weak
men gain strength, rIgor and manhood, /ou
run no physical or financial risk, as No-To-BaS
Is sold under guarantee to cure or money refunded. Book free. Ad. Sterling Itemed >-
fin. a/i ��t pmiI au Montreal.
To keep the body in perfeot order add
condition drink a tumbler of St. Leon iusi
�� jt retiriDg' lta effeo6 *'Jike ""ita.
Catarrh���Uae Nasal Balm. Quiok, positive oure.   Soothing, cleansing, healing.
-rr- .with...
* Shilohs
For all the ailments of Throat
and Lungs there is no cure so
quick and permanent as Scott's
Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil. It is
palatable, easy on the most delicate stomach and effective
stimulates the appetite, aids the
digestion of other foods, cures
Coughs and Colds, Sore Throat,
Bronchitis, and gives vital strength
besides. It has no equal as nourishment for Babies arid Children
Who do not thrive, and overcomes
Any Condition of Wasting.
Smdfor pamphlet on Scott's Emulsion.Frit,
fcrtHiowne, Bcllevilla. All Druggist*. Me.*(M
, ywUMlMMtudbeatUnaofBookiu*
Im la Cauda, til aim and patoaaj tenae
ml.      Wrtw   tee   dfralani     '(/uiUM
  " ~ it* Obi,
Sheep and Narrow American Hog Casings at
rigfatprloAs. Park,Blackwell&Uo.L'-l.To*?Bto
Wi*. intend to make a thousand farmers
happy this season. Why net beono of them
by buying a
It will please you, give yon t-all��fuctton, and
aavo yon money* No breakdown*- or hlaclc-
Hmltlis* blllfl to pay out for repairing. If we
have no ao mm in your locality, writo direct t��
"Rock Me to Sleep, Mather/
Thepeem, "tteok Me te SUep, Mother "
Waa written by ft.in.betb Akers Allen,
known otherwise oa " S-ior-eaoe Percy." It
is a general favorite for it ia a sweat little
touoh of bome life. But there is another
Bide to the pioture. Many a mother rocks
her ohild to sleep who oan neither rest uer
Bleep herself. She is always tired, haa an
everlasting baokache, ia low spirited,
weary, nervous and all that. Thanks be,
she can be cured. Dr. Pieree'a Favorite
Prescription will do the work. Thero is
nothing on earth like it, for the '-complaints"
to which the sex are liable. Once used, it
la always in favor.
Dr. Pierce's Pellet-, are a specific for bil-
louBuevs, headaches,constipation, piles, and
kindred ailments.
Owing to  the enonno-a
Bale of our famous
" Something Good "
Other   Manufacturers are   putting on  tha
(market inferior goods under ti is name.,
A poor artiole is never imitated, thorofora
|the fact that "Something Good" is being
counterfeited Is a guarantee to smokers that It
'ia tho beat 5c. Cigar on tho Market.
In purchasing sec that our trade mark (Tha
/Bnowslioe) and Arm name aro on oaoh I or, no
other is genuino. Our "Something Good*
brand is registered and any one Helling other
oigare under this name will be prosecuted.
Empire Tobacco Co., Montreal
To Lease for Season or
Term of Years.
That Magnificent Hotel nt St. Leon Springs.
Most attractive Bummer Resort in Canada.
Elegantly furnished throughout; Accommodation for 300 guests. Source of tne world
renowned St. Leon Water, so no:ed for iti
miraculous cure ot dIneneo. Exquisite Scenery, most desiniblo class of patrons. Last year
applications exceeded accommodation, For
ull particulars apply��� ..
LADIES bo yonr own Drossmakor oy annfr Trie
Maiiii Scale System. Writo lor circular & prioe
list..Mins MaoDonald, 'I Shuter St., Toronto.
Nona) System.   No advanc fees.   Write foi
OS Sbutar SU, Toronto.
Magical Apparatus. Lat*
o*it European and Ami*ri"
s   can Novollies.Canl Tricks,
&c.   Ourlnrge cntaloyue frbk.  F. E. Karr
rriok and Novelty f"o.,lo7 Clnircb SU.TorouW
u-oil between 1831 And 1858.
uolleottont- of stamps and gut tho nig he-it cash
Ece for them from C A. NEEDHAM*,
Main St. E., Hamilton, Ontr
SALE.���I have one of the finest pru* ���������
des in Muskoka; cottage, with wido verandy.li
ill around, almost new, boat house, ice house
iteam launch, row and sail boat, canoo, steam
boat wharf, all conveniences, situated on La), i
Rosseau, right on steamboat channel. Prl--*
13850. Terms to stilt- Won't rent. & ftusr
WIUOH. 73 Adelaide St W., Toronto, Canada
���lata, Shoot-Metal, Tile *c Gravel Roofer.
Sheet Metal Oeilimrs. Terra Cotta Tile, Red,
blaok and Oreon Rooting Slate. Metal Cor.
hlces, Felt, Tar, Rcotlna; Pitch, Eto. Otltten,
Downpipea, &c supplied the trade.
Telephone 1930. Adelaide tt Wldmor St*.
just imutrt.
���dlt.d by A. *, VMT,
Orptniit Jarvl. St. Baptlal Church, Torwito.
Mm, Single Capiat,$1.00; ParDei.HO.M
nmHBHm ��t
ill TINM STREET.       -        TU0NT0. (NT
Tka Largsat IranBfsetarora ot
O. IM. Cctbiai, ian neasesA
from Um (ml
Mai and Ful
In Europe and America.
Unlika-tka* Dutch P-MM**,!** AJkaa
|Dti or oUi-r  CLa-a-lt-tU ot Vjeamat
,      ��i��rt In wy of thai- f*rcpinOeaa
-Atirdraieloai BMAirABT COCOA It oUoIhI^
HWaag Kill* bit*, mU com lett Um ��m cent a eta).
flllS page of thiB Kew**
paper ia printed with Ink
manufactured by the
;; 50c. i
I       The lUttstmu.
Bargains In 11
Bulbs and Plants   ,
mm of Worth al Uinlmvm of Oott     i
|No.B���15Gladlolu* finestassoried,for50ft   \
\   '���   I��� 6Dihlias,sciecirhowvariet's" fiOcJ
I | " Q��� 8 MontbretUs, handsome  .   "50c., i
�� O��� 6 Rosos, everbloom'g bfantles" 60c.
Window Collection, i eaou,
Fuchsia, Dbl FI.Miisk.Ivy, ,
and Sweet Sc'fd Geranium, VSQC.| I
Mex.P*-*imrose& Heliotrope!        | I
- mu��� 8Geraninms,finestassoried ** BOc.
11 " R-iaCoIcna.finBassoriedcolors ������ 60c.) I
" S��� 5 Iris, finest varit-ttcs   .   .   . " 50c.  ,
) I   Any a coHe-tlr.il** Tor 85c - 3 for IfiS ��� or 6 tor Bi.
Hy M-iU, ���������i:it-|*iJ. oar (i*l��tlui).   A Snip I
| ' Catulmtue Free.
" Toronto. Ont.
- ������ ,.*"*v.-*-*-* .��-r*-. ^****.   "!***>,-***"V
Finest Stook in tbe Province for all kinds af
All Lancewnod Trout and )3au Hods, fine fln-
Ibii, for {2.50
Best   Rubber and Plated  Multiplying  and
Check Roela from $1.00 up.
Enamelled Lines in best Silk, for Trout* and
Bans, 91.00 and $1.25.
And evory other requi-itocor tho fisherman at
beet prices.
Lacro^cH, fine Double Gut 91 2*
"  Bo-re " "    1      19
Footballs from 1 V
Headquarters for Sporting Oooda,
4oa at *ea-ui Street. Montreal.
��� ���wney-Mak,
Dr. Laviolette's
Norway Tar
For u iffiiie preporaiion oi Tor woier
It contains nb-uhit-'ly
no drugs, poisuntt or
ether delcleriou-t t-ub-
r-tancee. When nsort
dally it Klves tone nnd
itren-zth jo the system
andafrordsrrfli.itftnrc to
contHglousdiTjasc--. As
a remedy for impuritieii of tne blood, diseases
of the kidneys and bladder it ii far suporinr lo
J (reparations cot-tiiif- a dollar n bol tic. Its price
s only ii oent* a lu-go hot tic.
J. Qustave Lavfolette, MO
amer. and i.aiioiut.iky
Better thia aeuon th-o  ever.      Everybody   wante   tke ���
Kvery dealer aelli thee*..    They wear like Iro.
TheAERMOTOR AMTI-FREEZINC THREE-WAY  f FORCE  PUMP has ^Sj$_$__y few  castings
break, bas a very larrjo air chamber, has a very large spout opening,   8   has a windmill slmt-off ^��0&S'e~~ lever attached,
and can be furnished by any dealer this side of the Rocky Mountains C at tho above price. JJP^ Of course, it is better to go to an
Aertnotor agent for them. It is alwaya better to go to an Aennotor -jj agent for any- _^p ������������UR J"-*1- oibj want which he hnr*rilc6.
As a rule he is a first-class, live, rellablo, wide-awake fellow; that la the reason^_t^^^9 ls an Asmolor agent. It Is doubtful if,
In our entire list of thousands of agents, you can find one slow, stupid, behiud-the- ���*****B^tim��s fellow.   We furnish also a SPECIAL
Pump Catalogue. Buy nothing but an Aertnotor Pump, and do not pay more than Atrmotor prices for It. We protect the publio. "*A'3
furnish it good goods at low prices. Wo have estabtishod twenty branch houses In order that it may j*et Roods cheaply and promptly.
You consult your own interests by insisting on not only Aeftnotor prices but Aertnotor f-oodfi at Aermotnr prices.    lie sure and sec on* ofl***?
eextWMkof at,-MCiiiicrat|io,     AERMOTOR GO., Chicago. THE WEEKLY NEWS,   MAV 14,   1895.
TIT 1ilTitT7"T V    111*111170 ' bition ibev have made of themselves, at
WM.-UlI     Hill WO   least for a season.
Published Every  Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney, Editor.
,Ono Year     ��9<W
$ix Months      ' -
'Single l'0|>y    0 05
jQne Inch per year     ...
..   ..  month 	
eighth c��l  por year 	
aeek, .. line      	
jLocul notlses.por linu  	
Notices   of  Dirths,    Marriage:
peaths,  50 cents each insertion.
No Advertisinenl inserted for less ihan
jo cents.
uu i"
��� vertiiing Agent, 21 Merchants'
"Exchange, San Francisco, is our authorised agent. This paper is kept
pn file in his office.
Tuesday, May 14,1895,
The original land ^r.tr.t might not to
have been given except npon condition
that the railway be extended as fat-
north at least .is the railway belt; bin
such lands are now private property
and not subject to confiscation. It is
about time that a parcel of old women
claiming io be business men, quit chew
ing this particular rag. The raibva\
between Victoria and Nanaimo is a
dead loss, any way, an.d lhe uppei part
might well be abandoned. Uu; from
here to Alberni and connecting with the
present 'ine at some point south nf the
so called Hltick Diamond City, would !
be far preferable. '1 hen the Hoard o! J
1 r-idc's pct'i le might bug il.cirun.im*
m msly carried res ilntimi in isolated enn
tint. Ii is just possible, however, thai
these oh-.trr.eii.mists represent nothing
but their own shadows, perhaps we
ahould say, highly probable.
iiy T. 1. Sao io, Union,
Victory after victory has crowned lhe
arms ol japan in Korea and China. Both
on land and at sea the recoid has been
unbroken. To say nothing of minor engagements on land, the signal victories
of Port Arthur and Wei-Hai-Wci drove
the Chinese lo a man nui of Korean territory, and shook the Chinese einp*rc lo
its foundations.   For these   unparal eltd
The Old Reliable.
Anything you purchase at our store can be thoroughly relied upon as first class  in every panic
ular.    We never buy inferior stuff just because we can make a few cents more on it.    We have
a reputation to sustain.     All spring goods now to hand
Sloai]& Scott.
ggis with us nowSfe
Cr-iX.   AND ott    Ua
For those who want
som^thm^ nobby,
v/e submit
a jfine 2Ltne of Suitinoe
LAWSON Sf McLEOi), dunne block
Eiverside Hote\
Courtenay. B, 0.
Geo Dunbar, Prop.
The   Vancouver   World   has   always j victories our people at first m tde no pub-
.expressed an intelligent and friendly interest in this section. We are glad to
pole t-Ijat it vigorously urges that the
usual subsidy extended to other roads
be granted for the extension of the E��-
.quimalt and Nanaimo Railway to Comox. We take the following extract
/rom a recent editorial.
" The matter is a vital one. to the en
tire Province, as it means increased
revenue without any outlay--and this
is what British Columbia stands badly
in need of The Dominion can well
afford to subsidize this line. The distance will be in the vicinity of 60 miles
and tlje total subsidy only $192,000
Many much less deserving roads in
lhe East have been liberally dealt wilh
There should be a united effort b\
all our Hoards of Trade to urge the
granting of aid. When it is remembered that the contributions to the Fed
eral treasury from British Columbia
yearly exceed the expenditure by close
upoi) half a million dollars, thc claim
for recogniiion of the Island railway be
pomes a very strong one indeed. Il is
Jc> be hoped the contingent of members
from the West will use every possible
pxertion to induce thc proper authorises to gram the sub-tdy and so benefit
a hitherto much neglected portion of
flip Confederacy."
Tho Board of Trade of Nanaimo must
foe a very singular body of men, to sav
the least. Nanaimo was supposed to
foe interested in the extension of lhe
��. and N. Railway, as the extension
would open up a section of the country
tributary to her; nevertheless her Hoard
pf Trade passed the following resolution. " Resolved that Mr. Haslam, M. P.
pall the attention of the Dominion
Jioyernment to the (act that the lands
through which the extension of the M.
and N. Railway is protected are owned
for a width of about 20 miles by 'he
E. antl N* Railway, a|id that before
the grant of $3,200 per mile is given
\o them, they should agree to allow
their lands to be opened to actual sellers at $1 per acre, the same as land
js now pre-emptiedby actual settlers from
the Government for four years. " Now
Jhe n**en who adopted that resolution
rnust be very stupid not to know that
gucn a condition would not be accept -
pd. A great deal of lb-** land of the E��
and N. Railway is mountainous and
worthless for agricultural purposes.
balance is generally good land,
where surveyed, is disposed of for $3.25 ;
r^n acre on easy terms. The resolution
referred to is of a hostile nature. No ,
conditions were exacted of ihc C. P. R>
when their branch roads running
through their   own   lands   were   subsid
lie demonstrations;   but eventually thc\
could not   resirain  ihcmsehe**, and the
receni celebrat.on at Tokio was an  out
Lnir**.t of their patriotic feelings-   Nothing
was spared lo make it a  success, ard   il
did succeed.    The yih  of March,   1895,
will be 'i memorable d iy in the liwtory of
Tokio and Jap in.    Fully one third of the
people of the metropolis   turned out  to
participate in i:.    The day was not bright
but not tot) di-agreeable.    From the early
niotning  people  of both sexes and  al:
ages from the every  direction  congregated at the park.   The railway companies
made special rates to accommodate those
living within a convenient  reach  of the
city.    As   a  result   ihere    was a  large
sprinkling of red  blankets.   The streets
were decorated   with  profusion  of lla^s,
streamers and lanterns.   Tlie most prom
inent shops were closed for the day  ;*nd
the clerk-, and shop boys **iven a chance
to enjoy the sight.    In it-* splendor it was
hardly surpassed bv ihe fcta of Feb. nth
1889, when ihe consiiiution was  prom d
gated.   At 7.30 o'clock it. 111. a proc ssion
of over 20,000 persons was formed at  lhe
l-libiya parade ground, and stalled wiih
tlags and banners of different color-, si*.
es and shijpes, to the Nipin bridge, where
three tremendous cheers ol "Long   Hvi*
the Emperor and Kmpress!'' were given, j
Thence   the   pmces-i-m  marched  with j
music playing  imperial  hjmn,  through
mon   s:reei   10   Nvenn   pirk.    At   io
o'clock H. I. H., the crown prince, in lhe ���
uniform of a lieutenant, reached the park j
and was saluted .vith enthusiastic cheers >
by the peo.-le.    The chief event came off j
in front of the grand  stand  of the race 1
course, before which were a couple ofthe ���
fll^s with inscriptions of "The   Imperial
Might    Revealed"  and  'The    Nainmal i
Lustre   Raised."   The  programme ear
Hed out on thc occasion was as follows:!
Ai a signal given by the firing of a guu <
_ j all participants lo take position.
Saluting    their   Imperial    Majesties. 1
The loading hotel in Comox district
New nnd handsomely furr.ifshed,
pxcellent hunting; and fishing; clcse
to town. Tourists cun depmd on
first-class aooommodntiou. Keaaona-
blo rates. Bar supplied with tht
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Gruliam, Propr.
On Dunsmuir Ave,, Mod
Where 1 am prepared to do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND    Repairing
And will endeavor lo give, atisfaction and
hope lo receive
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
Trie Famous
3111 & m St, .Iiunm St.
share of /"*   I_T
nagc.^--- L a
public patronage.
Reading of the address on the origin
and purpose of the celebration <-t thf vie-1
Robert J. Wenborn.
MaoiihiG Works*, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following Bicycles:
11. P. Davis ofToronu
English   Wheels,    Beaston,     llumbei
Rudyc, New Howe and Whitworth. Wi I "
sell on installment plan  or bij*  discount ,
for cash.   Paris supplied ��� Repairing a ���
Specialty,    Great Reduction ii. Prices,     j
NANAIMO. n. I.'.
I'. 0, DIIAWBH   18.
I 1
fl-ff'S- htl lor SamiiluB.  Prompt tl olivet)*.   I'ei
lid lit ������U'ir.in't'e'l,
���JB McLean, Union,l80urfl),cl,tllll
w111 LopU'At (1 in i-liow s.uni'lB** (it any ttnic
Uition SiW Mi L
AH   Kinds of
Dressed   lumber
ha-d and delivered at slioit no
Heading of conjjratulalorj   addresses.
Long live lhe Kmperor! ;
\        "      "    " Empress! \
| "       "     "  ..'i*ovvn prince! (
"       "    " Imperial aimy and navy! I
i "       "    " Empire of Japan!
The first thing to attract the eyes   on
i approaching the park was the targe and
: magnificent arch erected near Sunmibas*
; hi by ihe Tokio Tramway company. Thc
I words "Long live lhe  Japanese  Empire"
| were artistically worked in it, and it  was
j profusely decorated with  flags and  lan-
j terns.    What probably excited thc inter*
j e--t ofthe people most  was an   imitation
| ofthe yembrunon erected at ihe entrance
ofthe park.    This gate was modelled after the actual one at Phyong*Yang.    It
reminded one of lhe heroic action of Ju*
kiohi llarada, who opened  the  gate  of
the place to ou** army.   The crowd  was
The | so great lhat people cou'd nol move and
and 1 ���,;*d   to resign themselves to whatever
direction they mighl  be  pushed.   Only
aficr passing thc gate could one  regain
his equilibrium*.   Even  there every cle-
, v.ttcd plate available, commanding thc
\ Sh'mobazil lake, where lhe scene of lhe
{ blowing up thc Chinese war vessels by
i torpedo boats  was to take place,   was
crowded.    In one place a high platform
jzed.   The company could better afford I was erected and  upon  it  inscribed  the
to build the road  without the subsidy, j words, "The Souls of "the   Heroes fallen
! in Battles."   Offerings of oranges, cakes,
etc., were placed on this; and incense in
J. A. Ca-thew
Society     Cards
It is just such pi|{headedness as the
Nanaimo Hoard of Trade have been
guilty of, that has pt evented the opening up of the country. If Nanaimo
(lon't want railway connection wilh this
district let the road be run around it
pr cars pass through it without stopping.
It is true that the latest advices from
Ottawa showing a deficit (including an
estimate for thc coming year ) of
$7,400,000, are not verv encouraging, and
(he announcement of thc abandonment
of the 10 year old policy of granting
subsidies to railways stilt less so, so
(hat the Nanaimo dolts might have
jja^ad themselves the   jackassical   txhi-
I. 0.  0. K., No .11
Unior, Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday ni^lu at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R, S,
Also all kinds of sawn  ancl
M E A T   M A R K ET I M'* shinglei and dressed pine
und cedar.
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,H.C.I<
Courtenay II. C.
Lodge meets on cvci y Saturday nn or
before ihe full ofthe moon
Visitinn Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R, S. McConnell,
JF~V~ 3 FT,
~~ A RIM
Lowest CASH Price
honor ofthe dead was offered by tiie mul-
titude,   among whom must have been
mothers and wives whose sons or bus-'
bands hnd sacrificed their lives for their ���
country.    Right   in  front of T -shogn a
temporary   shed hid been put up,  in
which were exhibited numerous trophies J
taken from the battle . eld.    Most appro- j
priately a field hospital was exhibited  in j
front   of   the zoological garden.    Five I
lents were erected io serve, as office, hos- I
pilal, operating, dispensing  and consul-
ting rooms, all admirably titled up and
The long talked of celebration passed!
off very successful!). Tokio witnessed a I
day of bustle and rush, find is now once !
more in her normal state,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. I\, meet in theil lodge room over
McPnee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
Cumberland  Encampment.
No. 6,  I. 0. O. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wedncseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
K. Gourlay, Scribe.
NTl.���-The charter ol said encampment
will be held open till the eight of May for
the benefit of those wishing lo become
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
nnil froiidit miy ofi'er
Leavo Vietorla, Tuesday, 7 n. m.
"   Nanaimo for Comox, Wed noed ay, 7 a. m
Leave Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, /a.m
Nanaimo for Victoria   Suturdcy, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Stumping clone at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
brick   and  lime on
ind delivered at short
K. Grant L. Mounce, Prnprs.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C.
Wm. Mathewson intends leaving for
the north soon in connection with his
cannery interest.
Edgar Kemp of Simon  Leiser's store
left on Friday.
Two more dwellings are going up on
Penrith Ave. cast ol Third St.
Dave Ennis is getting the lumber for
two more cottages.
The lumber for Alex. Grant'*, new house
is taking a sun bath on the grounds.
WALKER.���Al Union, Mav 7th, David
Walker son of W. H*. Walker, aged   17
I). R. Young i*t arranging tc build two
mote cott iges near his twin collages on
1'enriih Ave.
J.-S. Kendall, weigher of No. 2 slope is
build in*-; ���'������ house on Mary port Ave, near
Cain ill's.
The larger the revenue thc government
g'Ms from Hritish Columbia ihe less ii
expends here.
Wil.-ion's addition to the Boydville division of Cumberland lown&lle has been
made picturesi|iie by the erection of four
Mr. John Roe has been appointed to
attend to the disfnbutioti of The History
wfllriti-h Columbia, during the absence
of the nuttier, M r. Ilegg, C. C.
The sailors who deserted from the ship
J. I). I'etersand who were subsequently
arrested on Den in in Island and taken
to Comox jail succeeded in breaking otn
during Tuesday night.
The ' Dominion government will in
crease the tariff on sugar to help make
up the deiiciencv. Why not put the tax
on tobacco and liquors, and leave sugar
ah mc?
We notice the $26,000 subsidy for a
steamer to call at points between here
and Victoria has been dropped. Pietty
much all we get thii way from the Dom
inion government is a weekly mail.
Wonder if lhey will continue that.
The  show  window at  Grant  &   McGregor's establishment  has been  made
quite attractive  lately.    Artistically arranged in it is a magnificent parlor set.
idling  inside one notices a   wonderful
transform ition.       Shelves    have     been
placed   against  the sides of the  room
which are filled with  various glass and
metal finished ware.   Through ihc een 1
ter of the room is a suitable counter foi
crockery, lhe display of which is ver\ I
fine.    The    back  room  and  the entire!
second storey is  packed  wiih  furniture.
The firm are opening out this spring n
stock of most everything in lhe  line of]
house furnishings.    We are glut to note
' these evidences of their business enterprise and prosperity.
\t thc dose ofthe preliminary hearing
tip-ii 1 he*charge ol'embezzleineni against
Farquier before M. Hate, J* l\ at Nanai*
ni >, a week ago Monday, the defendant
was held for trial. Mr. Rabson, ihe com-
p'ainant, came up on 1 he J - m n on Wednesday, but the same evening received a
dispatch which required Ins presence on
Monday, May 131b. when ii is understood
the trial uf Fauquier will be commenced.
Thc prosecution is now by the Crown.
The result of lhe hearing was simply to
the legal effect that there were sullicient
grou ids sho vn to put the defendant upon
his trial.     Tins justifies the prosecution.
Whether he is actually guilty is the
province of the court to whom he has no a
to answer, to determine.
List week, ihe " Nmvs " had the pleasure of a visit from Alexander Uegg ol
Crofter fame, who since his lasl visit to
this locality in May i8*;4, has become fa
mons as tbe historian of British Columbia.
The volume which he has just published
��� -* The History of liritish Columbia,"
is a most comprehensive and excellent
work, well worthy of liberal patonage, as
it is replete with valuable information respecting! he I'r ivince, from the time ofthe
visit of Captain Cook in 1778 in the end
of the vear 1894. The many changes
which have taken place in this western
region, during the period mentioned, have
been faithfully chronicled by Mr. Hegg,
and his history, as,-, whole, will be found
m ist interesting and instructive to young
and old. The venerable author sends us
thc following communication: To ihc Editor: Sir ��� I am pleased lo note the
greit and many improvements which
have been made in " Cumberland ", the
new town at Union, since my lust visit a
year ago. At thai tune the streets were
merely outlined among the stumps; now
they pre well defined, graded and extended, having many handsome dwellings,
large stores, and commodious hotels, cast
and west, and northerly. Tlie hum of saw
mill, frames of new houses, teams busy
hauling logs and lumber, and the frequent
sound ofthe locomotive passing to and
from the coal mines, indicate a busy and
thri"ing community. Numerous healthy
and well dressed children going to and
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out community. The fact of their supporting the press so generously shows
their sense and intelligence. The excellent quality ofthe coal obtained at the Un
ion mines fully justifies the expenditure in
curred by the Messrs Dunsmuir in opening those mines and in building the railway to the sea port 13 miles distant, as
wellasthelenthy wharf required to reach
deep water at ebb tide. May Union
continue to prosper.
Yours, etc.
Alex. Hegg, C. C.
ynjon. May 9th. 1895.
On Wednesday night Ins', at ab ut
11.30, as special watchman Smithurst was
passing along Dunsmuir Ave. in front of
the school house, he observed a bright
light in the centre room where Professor
Watkin teaches ihe young idea how to
shoot. The light seemed so unusual
that he concluded lo investigate. He
found the floor ablaze near tlie stove
where the c iat hod stood. Tlie hoi ashe-.
and coals had been taken from ihe stove
early in the evening and plated in thc
hod by the janitor so as to bave the stove
ready lor starting a tire in the morning,
and the hod' left standing on the floor.
The heat had charred thc tlooring which
had finally caught lire.' A little water
sufficed to quench "the flames". It was
-���heer good lucK lhat the lire was discovered in time and that wc have escaped ������
serious dnnflag rat ion. 'Ihc incident
shows the importance of ha* ing a watch*
man. Mr. .Smithurst is to be commended for his vigilance.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiorr
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GueBt stood looking at Ins friend for a
few momenta, half astonished, half annoyed.
" Look here," he Baid at last, "we
can't taik freely in thia place. Come out
and have a cigar on the sands."
Then, stopping short by the cbhiug wa,
he drew out his cigar ease and offered it;
but it whb waved aside,
''Quite right," Baid Guest shortly j "we
cau't smoke uow. Look here, old fellow,
1 shouldn't be your ft lend if I did not
apeak out when you were in the wrong.
You must have known we were coining
hero, and you must aee now that you have
done as I auid, a cruel thing iu coming:
eo give me your word aa a man of honor
that you will b��j ready to start with me iu
the morning first thing."
"I tell you I did not know they were
coming here," said Stratton in a deep,
solemn tone; "I tell you I did not follow
you, and I tell you that I cannot leave
here with you in the morning."
"Theu how in the World did you come
"I don't know,    I suppose it was fate."
"Bosh ! Who believes in fate? Don't
talk nonsense, man. I am horribly sorry
for you, aa sorry as I can be lor a man who
is my friend, but who haa never trusted or
confided in me; but I stand now toward the
admiral and Myra in such a position that
I cannot keep aloof and see them insulted
���well, I will not say that���see their
feelings hurt by the reckless conduct of a
man who is in the wrong."
" In the wrong ?" said Stratton involuntarily.
" Yes, in the wrong. You have wronged
Stratton sighed.
" And made her the wreck she is. I
don't say you cnnld have miide things
better by speaking out���lhat ia your secret
���but I do say you could make matters
better by keepii g away."
" Yes, 1 must go away as soon aa possible."
" You will, then ?" criad Guest eagerly.
II Iu the morning ?"   -
" No ; yes, it I cau get away."
" That b quibbling- man ; an excuse
to get near aud boo her," cried Gue-jt
"I swear it is not," oried Stratton.
*��� Vou will not lielieve me even after Beehiff
your letter���whioh 1 had forgotten���waa
" J can't, Mai. I wiah to goodness I
" Never mind.    lean say uo more."
" You mean that you wiil say no more,"
said Guest shot tly.
** 1 mean what I said," replied Stratton.
" Very well, You must take your road ;
1 must take mine,"
Stratton waB silent, and Guest turned
short round ou his heel, took a couple ot
steps away, but turned back.
*' Mai, old chap, you make me wild," he
cried, holding out his hand, " 1 know it'a
hard to bear���I kuow how you loved her,
but sacrifice self for your honor's sake ; he
a man, and come away. There, I'll walk
with you to the post town.    You'll come?'
" I cannot yet."
" It is better that I should not tell you,"
replied Stratton firmly. " Will you trust
me ?'
" Will you confide iu me, and tell me all
your reasons for this strange conduct ?"
" Some day ; not now."
" You will not trust me, and you ask me
to trust you. It cau't be done, man ; you
ask too much. Once more, are we to be
friends ?"
" Yes."
" Then you will go ?"
" Yea."
" At onco ?"
" Bah 1" ejaculated Guest angrily, and
he turned and strode away.
" He must think it���ho must thiuk it,"
muttered Stratton as ho hurried on, now
stumbling over a piece oi rock, now slipping
on some heap of weed left by the tide.
He was about to Ity off to the right when
all at once he heard voices above 'his head
to the left, aud, listening intently, he made
ont the deep tones of the admiral, and an
answer came in Guest's familiar voice,
"Is he telling him that I am here?"
thought Stratton. No, for there was a
pleasant little laugh���Kdie's
But thc next who spoke was the admiral,
and hia words oamo distinctly to where,
with overy uorve strained, Strattou stood
rooted to the saiids.
" Well, I'm sorry," said Sir Mark, but
we've plenty of time. We'll havo a sail
another day, and ft wander about the sands
to-morrow. I'll charter a boa) at St. Malo,
and make her come round. Now, my dears,
in with you; It's getting late."
" My dears !" Then Myia waB there all
the time abovo where ho ttood;
The cottage must be close at hand, and
in a few moments he was opposite tho door
of the long, low habitation on Its little
shelf oi tho cliff.
Eveiyone hud retired; and Stratton hesitated, feeling that ho muat defer his
communication till the morning.
At all hazards such a critical position
must be ended, and he tapped gently at
Brettison's casement,
"Who is there ?"
The fastening grated, and the window
was thrown open.
"What is it?" whispered Brettison; "are
you ill ?"
"Yes ; sick at heart. We must he off at
Hiat : speak lower ! there is only the
closed door between my room and hia,",
whispered Brettiaon, "and he isrestleso to
night. I've heard him move nnd mutter.
In heaven's name what ia it���the police on
the tceiit ?"
"Would that they were waiting to take
him oil this moment, mau," whispered
Stratton. "Myra and her lather are
"You're mad."
"Yes. But they are in the house
"They���the newcomers just arrived ?"
"Yes. I thought I saw Guest and Kdie
to-night in the darkness, I was going to
tell you, but I felt ashamed, thinking you
would say what you did just now. But I
have met Guest since,aud spoken with him.
Five miuuteB ago 1 heard Sir Mark speak
' '(ireat Heavens 1" gasped Brettison
again. "Thou we have brought him here
to place wife and husband face to face I"
"Ves," Baid Stratton hoarsely.
"What is to be dono?"
"Vou must rouse him quietly, and steal
out with him. Bring him along under lhe
clifl close up to the inu. While you are
getting him there I will go and hire a cart
by some means to taKe us to the next
place ; failing that, I'll arrange with somo
fishermou to run us along the coast in their
boat to St. Malo.   "You understand?"
"Yes," said Brettison. "1 understand,
but it is impossible,"
"Perhaps: but this is the time to perform impossibilities.    It must bo done l"
"I tell you it is impossible said Brettison
slowly. "At the first attempt to rouse
him there would he a scene. He would
turn obstinate and enraged. He is restless,
aa I told you. I should have to awaken
the people here for I could not force him to
leave by tho window, and this would pre
cipitate the discovery, perhaps bring Sir
Mark and your friend Guest down from the
place above."
"1 tell you it must be done," Baid Stratton, but with less conviction.
"You know it- cannot bo," Baid Brettison
firmly. "I am certain that ho would havo
one of his fits. Think of the con sequences
"I do," whispered Stratton ; "aud tho
thoughts are maddening.    What's that V
"Speak lower. It was Barron moving in
his room. Look here ; there need be no
discovery if wo are ciol and cautious. It
is absurd to attempt anything now. Wait
till the morning. Let him get up at his usual
time. He will be quiet and manageable
then. I will keep him in,and wait till the
Jerrolds are gone out���they are aure to go
���moat, likely to sea for a sail���and then
joiu you at the inn, where you can have a
carriage or boat waiting. Then we tnuBt
escape just as wc stand ; our luggage could
be (etched another time. We can be going
to take him lor a drive."
Stratton was silent.
"It is the on y way, I'm Bure," whispered
"Yes," said  Stratton,   with a sigh,
am afraid you nre right."
"I am sine 1 am."
"Yes," said Stratton. "Hist 1 ia that
he moving again?"
"Ami talking in his sleep. But you are
sure there is no doubt ?"
"Doubt, mau ? No. Yes, it must bo as
you say ; but, mind, I ahall bo a prisoner
at the inn, ! canuot stir out. You must
givo mo warning when you will eome."
"Aud you must not speak or notice
"Oh, wo must risk all that," said Stratton more loudly. "Our only oourse is at
ail risks to got him right away,"
"Hush !    Bn silent.    Now go,"
Stratton hesitated as he heard a low
muttering again in the next room; but Bret
tison pressed his hand and thrust him
"Go," he said, and aoftly closed thi
window, while Stratton moved away wilh
a strauge foreboding of coming peril,
Stratton went to hia room, put out hia
light, and threw open the casement to si
and listen to the  wash of the coming tide
To sleep was impossible.   He did not
even think  of lying down,   but aat the
waiting  for the firat streaks  of day with
ttie face of Myra alwaya before him.
"And i sit hero," he cried, and atarted
from his seat, "when she is there yonder
waiting tor me. A word would rouse her
from her sleep, if sho does sleep, She may
be sitting at her window even uow, wakeful and wretched as I, and ready to truat
me, to let me lead her far away from all
this misery and despair. Heaven never
could mean ue to sutler as we do. It is a
natural prompting, She must be waiting
for me now,"
For hone came with the approach of
day, and when at lust the first paiu dawn
appeared in the east, and by degrees thero
was a delicious opulescentUnt on the waves,
where a noli breeze was alowly wafting
away the mist, ii was u calm, grave,
thoughtful man, nerved to tbu day's task,
who went forth with tho knowledge that
the people of the inn wero already stirring,
for aa ho sle|i[ied out a casement was
opened, and tlie landlady greeted him with
the customary lion jour.
Stratton returned the greeting, aud told
her his requirements���a sailing boat and
men to take him and his friends for a good
"Ah, yos I"said the landlady j "of course,
and monsieur would pay 'hem well"���and
at another time there were Jacques, and
dean, and Andre, and many more wlio
would have been so glad ��� for it was going
to he u daysujierh ; look at tho light on the
water liketbe silversheeii upon a mackerel,
to provo her words���but tbe hands went
out last night, and would not return in
time from the fishing.
"But was there no one elae ?"
"Not a bouI, monsieur. Why, there waB
a great nobleman���an old sea admiral
Kngush, at the little chateau who had
sent only last night, wanting a boat to
sail with the beautiful ladies he had
brought, one of whom was a atately old
marquise, at least, with hair gray ; butno,
lie could not have a boat for nny money,
Why could not monsieur take his aick
friend fora beautiful long drive?"
Stratton jumped at tho proposal.
"Yes ; that would do," he aaid.
chamber, monsieur, exceedingly
'Then Guillaum should hate the horse
and chaise ready at any time monsieur
chose to name."
After a time Stratton was summoned to
breakfast and, after swallowing a little
bread and coffee hastily, he returned to hia
room when tho landlady appeared lo say
that a hoy was there to deliver a message
to him alone, and upon going out a heavy
looking peasant announced that he was to
go on to the cottage.
Stratton caught up hia hat and atarted,
full of anxiety.
But he felt thc next moment that it waa
folly to bring a wheeled vehicle down
upon that heavy sand, and keeping a sharp
lookout for those he wished lo avoid, ana
taking advantage of every sheltering rock,
he at length reaohed tho cottage, at whose
door he was met by the fisherman.
" Where is my friend t" said Stratton
" In his c
Strutton hurried in, to find Brettison in
bed looking pinched of cheek, his eyes
sunken ami blue beneath the lids, and
perfectly insensible.
" What doea this mean ?" cried Stratton.
" We did not hear the gentleman moving
this morning, but my husband heard him
stirring in the night, Bir; oh, yes; and
when 1 went to cal! him he answered so
strangely that I entered and gave a ory, for
he looked aa if he waB going to the death,
"I wanted to send for you, but he forbade me. Ho aaid he would he better aoou,
aud I made him tea, and gave bim some
cognac, and he grew better, then worse,
then better again, It io something bad
with hiB throat, monsieur. Look, it is���
all worse, quito blue."
Stratton gazed at the livid marks in
' Where ia Mr. Cousin, our invalid j" he
said, beginning to tremble now.
"Oh, he, monsieur, he insisted upon
going out on the sands with his attendant
" Which way ?" gaBped Stratton.
" Yonder, monsieur," said the woman,
pointing lo tho southeast.
" Here, get cognac; bathe his face,"
panted Stratton, halt wild now with horror
" and send someone for the nearoBt doctor.
Q.uick. I shall be back soou ���if 1 live,"
he muttered aa he rushed off through the
deep, loose sand to find and bring baok
their charge before he encountered the Jerrolds on the beach.
Hia toil had been in vain, and a jealous,
maddening pang shot through him,
There, some forty yards away, aat Barron upon a huge buwdler, his back propped
against a rock, and his attendant
knitting a short distance back, while Miss
.11* raid sat on the sands reading beneath a
great sunshade. The admiral was smoking
his cigar, looking down at Barron ; Kdie
und Guest were together ; and Myra, pale,
gentle, and with a smile upon her lip, was
offering the invalid a bunch of grapes,
which ho was gently taking from her hand.
"Thepast condoned," said Stratton to
himself; " future���well, he is hor husband, after all. Gro.it Heavens, am I
really mad, or is all thia a waking dream?"
He staggered back and nearly fell, so
terrible was the rush of horror through
his brain, but he could not draw away hia
eyeB, and he saw that Barron was speaking
and holding out his hand���that Myra
responded by laying hera within 1-jb palm,
and the fingers closed upon it���fingers that
not many hours back muat have held
Brettison's thi-bat in a deadly grip
JUI.ES is from home,
*' And that is the woman who told me
that she loved me I" said Stratton,
It wus the thought of Hrettiaon that, saved
hint just as thu blood was rushing to hia
head and a stroke was imminent.
He had left hia friend apparently dying,
and had rushed off to save Myra.
"While I waB wanted there," he muttered in a weak, piteous way. "Ah, it liaa
all been a dream, and now I am awake.
Poor Brettiaon, my best   friend after all."
For a few momeuta the blood flushed to
his temples iu his resentment against Myra,
and then ngainst Guest.
"Another slave to a woman's charms I"
he said, with a bitter laugh. "Poor old
Percy I how can I blame him after what 1
have done myself for a weak, contemptible
woman's sake ?"
Ho stopped ahort, grinding his teeth
together in resentment against himaelf.
"It ia not true," he cried ; "it ia not
true.   She could not help   herself.   They
have driven her to it, or else No,  no, X
cannot think."
He moved on toward the cottage, threading his way more by instinct than sight
among the rocks, but only to stop short
again, horrified by the thought that now
assailed him.
His old friend's eyos were opened, and
he hoked wildly at Stratton as he entered,
and feebly raised one hand,
" Dale I" he whispered as he clung to
" Hush 1 don't talk."
"1���must," he said feebly. "Mind
that ho docH not leave the placo. To-night
you must get help and take him away."
"I am right, then���he did attack you ?"
" Yea, not loug after you had gone. I
waa asleep, whon I was awakened with a
start,mi nking you hud returned, but I waa
bitm- ba I. direotly. Ho had me by the
throat, Ma'uolm, lad,, I thought it was all
over. I struggled, but he was too strong,
I remembered thinking of your words, and
then all was blank till I saw a light in the
n oin, and found theao people attending
me. 1 had awakeuod them with my groans,
They do not grasp the truth. Don't toll
them. Let them think itis an affection of
the throat, hut we muat never trust him
"There will be no need," said Stratton
"What do you mean ?"
"Ho has gone."
"You have let him escape? No; you
have handed him over to the police. Oh,
my dear boy, you shouldn't have done that.
Tho man is mad."
"i told you I should not do so," said
Stratton coldly.    '' You are wrong."
"But you stand there. Good Heavens,
man ! Those two may meet. Don't mind
me.    I am better now.    Go at once."
"No, 1 shall not leave you until you are
fit to move."
"It ib not an illness but an injury, which
will soon pass off. Go at once. Man, do
you not see that he may find her, after all,"
" He has found her," esid Stratton
slowly,and speaking in astrangely mechanical way,
" What 1"
" Or they have found him." And he
told thc old man all ho had seen.
Brettison heard him to the end, and then
faintly, but witii conviction in his tones,
he cried:
" Impossible !    It cannot be true."
Strutton looked at him wistfully, and
shook liis head.
" No he Baid drawing a deep breath j
" it oannot he true."
Brettison, whose breathing was painful,
lay back watching his companion with
dilated eyes, und then turned to the woman who had drawn back from the bed aud
waited while her visitor talked to his
" Madame," he aaid in French, " M.
CouBins ?"
She turned from the window where Bhe
had been watching. i
"Out on the sands, monsieur,'' ahe said in '
a atartled way. "My good man aays he is
sitting with the new company who have
come since yesterday to tho house above."
"Where is your I unhand ?"
"Out, sir. He- he wae obliged to go to
bhe ville."
"And still it ia impossible," Baid Stratton
slowly as ho looked appoalingly in the old
man'aeyes, "It cannot be true. Brettison,
tell me that my mind is wandering ; all this
ia more that I oau bear."
"Shall I wait, monsieur?" asked the
woman, who waa trembling viaibly.
"No, I am better now, aaid Brettison.
"Leave me with my friend"���and as soon
aa they were alone ���"I shall not want a
dootor now. There is some myatery here,
Malcolm, lad, far more than we know."
"Thank God !'* aaid Stratton.
"Strattou," oried the old man fiercely,
-'is it a time to give up weakly like
The stricken man started to hia feet, and
threw baok his head as if his friend's words
had suddenly galvanized him into life and
"That man is not to be trusted for an
hour. You know it, and yet you stand
there leaving her in his handa. Even if it
were possible that her father haa condoned
the past, he does not kuow what ia familiar
to ua. But he hue not. Boy, I tell you
there is some mistake."
"What ahall I do?" said Stratton
"Go tell them at once. Tell them of his
attack upou me."
"They have forgotten the past, and will
say it ia the invention of a jealous enemy."
"Thon I will go myself," cried the old
man ; and, feeble though he was, he insisted upon dressing for hia self-imposed
"They will believe me," he said ; "and
though I oau hardly think there is danger
to anyone bub us, whom Barron seems instinctively to associate with his injury, Sir
Mark must know the facts."
"Yea," said Stratton gravely j "he must
know, I will go with you uow. He cannot doubt you."
The old man totteted a little, but his
stroug will supplied the strength, and,
taking his stick, they moved toward the
" We have doue wrong, Stratton," he-
said ; "the man ahould havo been denounced, I ought to have acted more wisely,
but at first my only thought was to save
you from the consequences of your misfortune, and keep all 1 knew from ever reach*
ing Myra's ears. Our ain haa found ue out
aud there ia nothing for it but to make a
clean breast now."
Stratton hesitated for a few moments.
"You are too feeble," he said.
"Oh, yet," oried the woman, who came
forward, "Monsieur ia too ill to go out.
It is horrible that he ahould be so bad at
our poor house."
"You say your husband is out 1"
"Oh, yos, monsieur. I begged him not
to go, but he said that he must go."
"Not tofeteh a dootor?"
"N���no, monsieur," faltered the woman
hysterically. "It is not my fault,monsieur;
I begged him not to go���and���0 Ciel 1 that
it should have happened,"
"No one blames you, my good woman,"
said Stratton as ahe burst into a hysterical
fit of Bobbing, while Brettison looked at
her strangely. "If he had been here he
eould have helped my friend down to the
"And monsieur will forgive us,'' sobbed
the woman ; "wc aro poor, honest people,
and it ia ao terrible for your good friend to
be like that,"
" Quick I" Baid Brettiaon. " I am Btrong
enough. Let's get it over before something
Ho olung to Stratton'a arm, and, supporting himaelf with hia stick, he made a brave
effort, and, gaining strength out in the soft
Bea air, he walked slowly but pretty firmly
along by the foot of the cliff.
"If Jules would only return," Bobbed the
woman hysterically. " Oh, that auoh a
misfortune should come upon our home I
Poor gentleman 1 and he bears it like a
Making: Himself Agreeable.
The happy father waa exhibiting his
first-born to a friend possessing piscatorial
How muoh does it weigh? inquired the
victim, after desperately casting about
for something more complimentary to
Seven pounds and two ounces, replied
the happy father.
Dressed���er���I mean stripped? asked the
friend anxiously.
Of course, the surprised father answer*
We-ell began the friend, doubtfully,that
isn't very much for a baby, ia it? But���er
���er���, brightening up, it would be a good
deal for a trout.
Positively Impressed.
He���And ao you aaw Niagara Falls in
their winter glory ? How grand, how
awful, how sublime is the picture? The
swiftly flowing river, the great ice cakes
tossing about like so many devoted oraft,
the terrible plunge, the churninir waters,
the rush, the roar, the���
She���Yes, it waa awfully cute.
No Light on the Matter.
As to   the cause of thia   phenomenon,
aaid th�� man in the moon during the total
eclipse, 1 am entirely in the dark.
Weather Thnt Make-* a (anndlan WIiiici
Seem Llk<- a Southern sprtiis*-Ground
Prefiei   tori) live   i>--i   Deep-takes
Hollll lo Bottom
Naturally with the arrival of spring the
thoughtful mind reourB to the rigors of the
winter. Captain Temski, a member of the
Russian topographical corps, aayo the little
settlement of Nova Jaroalaw is in the
centre of the most frigid section of tho
earth. The town is situated on the River
Kalalinska, a tributary of the Lena,
As early as the middle of September the
Kalakinska River begins to run with drift
ice, formed in the icy uplands that border
the river system of the Lena in the east,
and about the end of October no skater
need entertain a doubt about the solidity
of the ice fields, A chain of lakes, bo i e
twenty miles north of the Kaialkiuska,
freezes to the bottom about lhat time.
Swarms of gray crows, as hardy as polar
petrels, can be seen flocking off to their
southern winter quarters. In the wooded
valloys of the Altair Range theae birds will
sport about their roosting trees in a tern*
perature of SO degrees below zero, as noisy
as Spanish jackdaws, and apparently as
happy, but the zephyrs of Nova Jaroslaw
are too muoh for them. During the last
week in October Captain Ten-ski's cook
had to draw hiB water supply from an ice
hole more than six feet deep,and a chicken
that made ita escape from the basement of
the houae and insisted on passing the night
in a cedar thicket wae found dead the next
In 1S93 Temski and a party of gold*,
aeekers, exploring the Kalakinska valley,,
discovered a hed of ooal���a sort of lignite,
iuferior to bituminous coal, but oropping
out so abundantly that the quantity oan be
made to compensate the grade of the
quality. With this ooal and a liberal admixture of resinous wood the captain's
servants kept \\\ two roaring tires, oue in
the open fireplace and the other in a big
coal stove, placed near the centre of the
room, which at the same timo served as a
kitchen and a dormitory, When the storm
got more than usually severe heavy woolen
blanket h were hung up before the wind-
aide windows aud along the most exposod
walls, though the logs used in tho construction of the building were about a foot
in diameter aud covered with overlapping
boards. Rugs were apread ou tlie floor,
aud the door of the room waa rarely opened
before the porch doors had been carefully
closed. A double-ceiled log cabin is really
much warmer thau a brick houae, yet in
spile of the massive architecture and all
the above-named precautions water would
freeze in the neighborhood of the wiudow,
while the stove (only three steps away)
waa red hot and the chimney fire in full
Iu the coolest oorner of the 18 by 20
room the thermometer often rogiHterod 20
degreea below free/.iug, i. e., 1'2 above zero,
when the dinner was netting ready and the
hig stove vibrating like a superheated boil-
er. Vinegar, mustard, milk and tea oould
e preserved for weeks together in the form
of ice chips of varioua colore. Glass inkstands burnt, and writing would have beeu
next to impossible if the captain had not
had a large assortment of lead pencils and
of heavy paper that could be warmed neat
the atove to lesaen the discomfort of bringing the hand iu contact with a smooth, ice-
cold aurface.
On the 22ud day of December a blinding
blizzard set in, obliterating roods and ravines, but during the third night tbe sky
cleared under the influence of an intense
frost, aud on the morning before Christmas
the thermometers registered 7-"> degrees below zero. " 1 had a fur mantle lined with
soft flannel," Bays Captain Temski, "and
wide euough to go over two ordinary great
coats. Iuto that triple stratum of dry
goods I oould retire as iuto a warm bed, but
on the morning of Dee. 24 it barely kept
me from shivering while I was crouching
undor a stack of blankets near enough our
large stove to make the wool smoke."
Iii the afternoon the thermometer rose to
68 degreea (below zero), but a slight breeze
having sprung up the air felt colder thau
during the dead calm of the icy morning.
Owing to a slight ohange in the direotion
of the wind the next night was a little less
murderously oold, but the froat had penetrated the building, und the next morning
Captain Temski found that his whiskers
had frozen to the sleeve of the overcoat
that served him as a pillow. About an hour
before noon two Yakoota, the hardy aborigines of that neighborhood,arrived with au
assortment of "Christmas presents," or
rather articles for barter, since they were
somewhat fastidious iu the selection of
counter presents. They had eoine threo
Knglish miles afoot, from the neighborhood
of the coalmines, and chatted as pleasantly
oa if they hod just enjoyed o Thanksgiving
ramble in the bracing air of a November
morning, "Foreign travelers," says the
captain, "hove often admired the stoicism
of these savages, who keep their temper in
on Ice storm that makes a Cossack exhaust
his vocabulary of blasphemies; but the truth
seems to be that they do uot feel froat ai
severely as atrongere do ; their nerves arc
blunt, in every sense of the word, ond thi
only effect of protracted exposure ia to make
them a little more lazy than usual."
Captoin Temski,howover.admiis that the
short, warm summer thaws only about 20
inches of the surface soil in the vicinity of
Nova Jaroslaw, the clay below remaining
as frost-rigid aa ever the year round to
something like the depth abovenamed (forty
to fifty feet).
Seeing* In the Dark.
Tommy. Yes, cats can see in tbe dark,
and so can Ethel; 'cause when Mr. Wright
walked into the parlor when ehe was sittin'
all alone in the dark, 1 hnard her say to
him, "Why, Arthur, you didn't get shaved
to-day," THE FARM.
Farm-Yard Manures.
There is a manure that combines the
three -*lemea.*f, nitrogen, phosphorio acid,
and potash, in very suitable proportions,
ond it ia to be regretted that it ia not
found in larger quantities on every farm,
viz., farmyard mouures. Thus you preceive
the best, surest, and cheapest material to
oarry on the work of restoration is under
our direot control.
Of the excrements of horses,cattlc.aheep,
ond swine, according to mony careful and
elaborate analysis, that of the sheet) is the
richest, especially in nitrogen and phosphorio acid. The manure of the horae
comes next, being rioh in the some cons tit-
oenta, but owing to its hot nature It
ferments ond volatilizes very ropidly, and
unless care is exercised muoh of- its value
may be lost. Swine and cattle excrements
follow in the order named. These latter
ore of a much colder nature and accordingly do Dot ferment rapidly, It is quite
evident, then, that the best way to preaerve
these manures is to mix them together as
they aro mode, thus retarding rapid fermentation and tbe consequent losses it
involves. Now from this it appears that
the value of the manure will depend to a
considerable extent on the proportion of
the various excrements it contains. For
examplo, that obtained from aheep and
horses being richer in nitrogen and phosphoric acid and fermenting so rapidly,
would be much belter adapted for hot beds
thou if it contained oil four mentioned. But
in considering this point we muat uot forget that the excrement of cattle is produced
in ao much larger quantities that it really
overbalances the .superior richness of sheep
aud swiue dung lor genoral use.
The next thmg that affects the value of
the manure ia the kind and quantity of the
litter used. Many analyses have been
made of the varioua kinds of straw, and it
is generally reoognized at present that pea
atraw iu the moat valuable as it contains
the higheat percentage of potash, which ia
one of the essential elements of plant food.
Oat, wheat, and rye follow iu the order
named. There are many others, as leaves,
sawdust, etc., but straw is tho one in general use. Barley atraw ia objectionable
from the fact that the beards adhere tothe
coat of the animal and spoil its appearance.
No definite rule cau be laid down as to the
Amount of litter required, but sufficient to
absorb all the liquid thoroughly and keep
the animal dry, olean, und warm should be
supplied. The shorter and finer form it ia
in the better for the purpose intended.
The nature of the food will also exert a
great influence ou the value of the manure.
For it ia reasonable to auppoBe that it a
poor ration ia fed the excrement will be
correspondingly poorer, and vice veraa if a
rich ration is consumed. Many interesting
and instructive experiments havo been
conducted aloug these lii.es, and the
analyaea have invaribly shown that the
richer or poorer the ration, so the manure
will be proportionately richer or poorer in
the elements combined in the food fed.
We have now come to thn consideration of
the beat means of preserving manure. Very
much has been writton on thia subject, but
aa yet no very satisfactory or unanimous
result haa been arrived at, ' Thero are,
nevertheless, a few rules that may be laid
down for our guidance that will at least
help ua to some extent.
Very many barn-yards are bo exposed to
the sun and rain that they aid the ono in
inducing the destructive fermentative processes and the other in washing out the
more valuable parts in the form ot liquid.
Again,many barn-yards are situated so that
that they form a natural drain from the
manure heap. This con generally be
remedied without much expense or ditficul*
ty. Always have the barn-yard as little
exposed os possible ; have it on a perfectly
level piece of ground and have it concave
ond well hollowed out so as lo form a
natural drain from the sides to tho center,
ond this will form a reservoir and thus
effectually prevent loss from washing. It
is estimated by chemists that the farmers
of thiB province annually allow from one-
third to one-half of the most soluble aud
certainly from thiB fact the most valuable
part of their manure to leach away through
neglect of these principles. We also know
that air or lather the oxygen it contains
is one of the chief causes of loss in the
manure pile. Therefore, we should always
keep the manure well trampled and compact to prevent ita gaining access. It ia
uot deairable to ferment manure in the
barn-yard very muoh, if any, owing to tho
serious losses it ia likely to incur. That
can be done with safety and without loas
in the grpund.
Preserving* Eggs for Long Periods,
Numerous methods of preserving egga aro
in use. The idea of all of thia is to koep
air out ofthe egg, as by auoh absence of
oxygen decay can be arrested for a eons id
eruble* length of time, especially if the
eggs aro perfectly fresh at tho start and
aro kept in a cool, dark place. The atandad
method, most used by speculators and deal'
era, is to put tho egga in limewater. The
process ia as follows, thia recipe having
been widely sold at Si�� under pledge of
secrecy :���
Take 24 gallons of water, 12 lbs. of unslaked Ume and 4 lbs. of salt, or in that
proportion according to the quantity of
egg1- to bo preserved, Stir several timea
daily and then let atand until the liquor
haa settled aud is perfectly clear. Draw off
carefully, dip off the clear liquid, leaving
the sediment at ttie bottom. Take for the
above amount of liquid 5 oz oach of baking
Boda, cream of tartar, saltpeter and borax
and an ounco of alum. Pulverize and mix
these and dissolve in one gallon of boiling
water and add to the mixture about 20
gallons of pure limewater, Thia will about
20 gallons of pure limewater. This will
about fill a cider barrel. Put the eggs in
carefully, so aB not to crack any of thc
shells, letting the water alwaya stand an
inch above the egga, whioh can l*o done by
placing a barrel head a little smaller upon
thtf-n and weighting it, This amount of
;:.***nid will preserve 150 dozen eggs,    Itis
not necesaary to wait to get a full barrel
or amaller pickaxe of egga, but they con be
put in at any time that ihey can be obtained freah. The some liquid Bhould be
uaed only once.
Dairy Notes.
In buying a dairy cow from a dairyman,
it is safe to not take the seller's pick of the
The strong oloim of the Jersey cow is
fine butter in large quantity economically
The cow is the former's maohine for
manufacturing dairy products ; therefore
he oannot know too much about her.
Kindness helps to create a quiet disposition, so important in a dairy cow, and this
education must begin when the oalf is
young���any habits acquired when young
are opt to cling to the cow when grown.
Butter color properly used pleases the
eye of the consumer, ond prepares him to
enjoy his butter, whioh, other qualities
being fouud tolerable, he does. If your
butter comes on the market white, the
consumer won't buy it ; so, however good
it may be otherwise, it goes into the
The key to the whole situation of successful dairying lies in good gross ground.
Unless the ground ia well seeded, fertilized,
ocoasionaly, cultivated and favored by
keeping too muoh stock off it, the beat
crops cannot reault, ond poor cropa reduce
the output ond income. There ought to
be systematic oare in growing crass aa
muoh aa in growing grain or other cropa.
Every time a cow shivers she takes another mouthful of fcod to produce extra
caloric. She also gets into a way of doing
it from habit, just as a man takes his
stimulant. A few cows will eat up enough
extra food to pay for a good she1 ter. Cattle thus proteoted will turn out extra hundreds of weight of flesh acauinluated,
instead of coating extra hundreds weight
of food consumed.
Bodice for Slender Figure.
A party bodioe fir a thin girl who oannot wear a decollete dress,is pale bachelor-
button blue chiffon, made extravagantly
full. The fullness of the aleevea ia secured
not alone by making them very large round
about the arm, but by allowing in the
length for the rowa of puckering that give
the perpendicular puffs when the gathering
threads are -drawn up in place. This sleeve
has a aecond silken lining to the elbow-
much larger than the whole lining, the
middle lining is distended with the crinoline, aud theu the chiffon pull's are allowed
to droop whither they will, securing a
floating effect that is very charming. The
deep yoke effect is secured by gathering
the chiffon between three bands of blue
jeweled jet, which also trims the forearm
sleeves. This may be of handsome design,
but must be open and light in appearance,
else it will not be appropriate upon such
delicate stuff ob the chiffon. The atook ia
held on eaoh aide by a blue jet buckle from
behind which a double ruffle of the chiffon
in uneven lengtha atanda ouo smartly.
Cream lace falls from below the yokeacroBB
the front and back, disappearing over the
shoulders where the fluff of chiffon leaves
no place for it.���Toronto Ladies' Journal.
A Wonderful Memory.
The newest aooiety " sensation" in St.
Petersburg is an old peasant woman with a
wonderful memory. Her name is Iri:
Andrejewna Fedosova ; she is 70 years of
age, can neither read nor write, but knows
by hoart over 10,000 legends, folk-Bongs
and poems I When ahe gives a publio re*
cital the scene is a striking one. A little
bent figure Appears, hobhlingnn the platform, sits down on a ohair, with handa told.
cd nnd withered faoe quite expressionless.
Amid a hush of expectations she begins to
speak ; then her face brightens, her eyes
open widely and sparkle, while her voice
crows clear and penetrating. She looks
10 years younger in hor enthusiasm, aa
she half speaks, half sings the legends of
her youth, tales of great wars, old fairy*
tales, long-lost tragedies or tender love
stories, while the audience, carried away
by her strange magnetism, listens spellbound, laughs and weeps at her will. She
is the " rage" in the Russian capital, aud
we hear that two eminent literary men
have written down a number of her memory-
atored treasures, which they intend to
publidi in book form,when it should prove
rich find for lovera of folkdoro.
Easy Enough.
Tho idea ! said the fluffy girl. Here ia
some ridiculous person going to give a lecture on how to be beautiful. As if every
ono did not know the secret.
Indeed I said the sharp-nosed girl, And
what is the secret, proy?
Why, dress in correct style, of course.
Suited Her.
She said :  I like that lamp so much.
Said ho : Why is that so?
And she replied ��� Because, you see,
It will turn down so low.
Practical   Words.
A little common sense and a Binatterio g
of chemistry in manipulating one's meals ia
of great importance. Why aerve soggy potatoes when to carefully pare and soak them
in cold water an hour before cooking will
render the mott unpromising specimens
tender and mealy, with o surface white os
fallirg snowfiakea ? All vegetables should
be cooked swiftly and eaten before the
vitalizing gases effervesce oud render them
heavy and unwholesome.
The tannic acid accruing from tea and
coffee after they hove, passed the subtle
rubicon of scientific distillation is deadly
poison, ond outs into the stomach and intestines like vitriol In making these
delicious drinks, to ensure strength with
fragrance, the water ahould be put on cold
and the brewing done the instant it reaohea
the boiling point.
In choosing beef or lamb take the out of
bright red with suet or tallow of bluish
white. Boost in a quick oven ond serve so
rore that the red juicea follow the kuife.
Veal or pork should be of a bright pink, well
seasoned with aweet herbs and cooked
thoroughly. Cold meets should be served
with some aavory appetizer.
Almost any wide awake woman, after o
little sxperfenco in cooking, will find two
things true ; first, there are certain Uwa
which not even on angel would dare disregard if he hoped to moke perfeot dishes.
For examplo,ahe observes that custard will
always curdle if it is -Allowed to boil ; that
the yeaat bread will lose its "heat" ond
sweetness if it is allowed to rise too long ;
that it is the wire spoonwhip and not the
Dover egg beater that converts the white
of egg into the tender large celled froth ao
essential to the beat cake, and so on. And
secondly, ahe will discover in heraelf o
quite unsuspected talent for making fresh
combinations of materials and produoing
new and toothsome dishes. A fair degree
of common sense���or "gumption," as it
used to be called���and a Uttle imagination,
will suggest auoh combinations.
iftany culinary sins are committed in the
name of rice and macaroni, thon whioh,
when cleverly prepared, there are not two
more wholesome and aavory dishes for any
family dinner table. Rice, when served as
a dinner dish, needs to be in combination
witli aome pantry element in order to give
it favor, and nothing can te more highly
recommended than curry. To ourry rice
properly a tiny onion should first be mincod
and fried a nice golden brown in a heaping
tablespoonful and a half of butter. To this
should be added a teacup of washed white
Caroline rice, along with a bunch of minced market herbs, a level teaspoonful of
curry powder, o pinch of pepper, and half
a pint of liquid beef extract. Stir the compound lightly, but completely, then over
the top of tho pan place a butter-greased
paper and let it oil cook very gently for
forty minutes.
Save your time by learning to do the
right thing at the right time, and in the
best, easiest, and shortest way possible,
Save your Btrength in the some way, and
aho by using labor saving machines. Toke
at least a few minutes' rest, when you are
too tired to do your work well, for not to
do work right is a waste of time ond
strength. Make it a pleasure for the children to " help mother," instead of a duty
whioh they think iB more than should be
expeotedof them.
Save your patience. You moy need it
aome time when greater trials surround
you, and if you keep losing it in part
every day you con never get it together
again. If you save your time and strength,
muoh of your patience will be stored up
for future uae ; will power muat do tbe
Save your breath, don't scold, You
may die " for want of breath " sooner if
you scold than you might otherwise.
Savo the love of your little ones and the
sunshine they bring into your home. Some
day your life will be dark when this aun*
shine haB entered the home above. Some
day their love may go out toward aome
one beside you.
Save food by cooking just enough and no
moro: by avoiding rich pastry, cakes, etc.,
and choosing only thot which ia wholesome,
Utilize oold victuals by making appetizing
dishes whose origin is disguised.
Save olothing, not by merely buying the
lowest in price, but the most durable and
best looking that your purse will allow.
Higher priced goods sometimes, in fact,
generally, prove to be the cheapest in the
end, aa they will look well if made over
aeveral times.
Save furniture by buying that which will
etanil long and hard usage, and depend on
your artistic talents to brighten aod ornament it. Let your first thought in buying
furmtdre be, first, comfort ; second use :
third.durobility; and laBt, style.
Save money. One who eaves time,
strength, pationco, love, food, clothing, and
furniture, generally has the knack of saving monoy aB there are os many waya of
aaving money as there are of making
money, it ia useless to attempt to tell ot
'hem hore. "A penny aoved ia a penny
Coffeo Cake.���Take a pieco of bread
dough and add one-halt cupful of augar and
a tablespoonful of melted butter; then roll
out an inch thick and put on a greased pie-
pun, brush tho top with melted butter and
cover thick with cinnamon and sugar; let it
riso and bake quick. Cut in long, narrow
strips to Berve. Eat hot or cold. It is
nicely mode Saturday with the other
baking, to use Sunday morning for breakfast.
Knglish Toast.���A pretty way of serving
egga for tea ia to cut bread into square
piecea and toast. Take eggs out of the
ahell, keeping the yolks whole. Beat thc
whites to a atill' froth; lay the beaten white
around nicely on the toast, drop yolks in
centre of white ring, salt and  put in hot
oven to bake o few minutes. When token
out of the oven pour o little melted butter
ovet tbe toast.
Boked Apples.���Peel and core Urge eour
apples, slicing them into o granite or crockery dish, sprinkling by loyera with sugar
to sweeten, and adding aduat of cinnamon
or nutmeg. Pour on half a cupful of water
foreooh quart of fruit, cover with a plote
and bake slowly fcr three hours. Let them
cool in the some diah till aolid like jelly,
then turn them out upon the serving dish.
Chocolate Snaps.���One pound of sifted
augar, one pound of chocolate grated, mix
together; beat the white one egg and stir
into the sugar and chocolate, continue to
beot until it is o stiff paste. Sugar a white
paper, drop the paste on it with a small
spoon and bake in a alow oven,
Currant Coke.���One and ooe-holf ponnda
of Hour, one pound of augar, one-half
pound of butter, seven eggs, one gill of
milk, one-half teaspoon of baking powder,
one pound of currant**:. Wash the our*
rants, dry, atem and roll lightly in flour to
prevent sinking to tho bottom.
Noah Count���" Well, Hediaon, any new
oonceit on hand?" Inventor���" Yea j my
son's home from school."
Mrs. Godzley���" Do you suffer much
ram toothache?" Mra. Blazzer���" No-
hot ia, not unlesa my huaband haa it,
"De man dat cornea roun' makin' the
moa' noise," said Uncle Bben, " doon' gin-
erolly hob' nuf time lef foh ter make
anyt'ink else."
The wife���" One half the world doesn't
know how the other half lives." The hua��
bond���"Well, it isn't the fault of your
sewing society, anyway."
"So the insolent fellow refused to pay
his rent." "He did not Bay so in words,
buthe intimated it." "How bo?" "He
kicked me downstairs."
Bryce���" Algernon Fitz Soppy is one of
thoso fellows who has more money than
brains, isn't he?" Kuowbo���" Yes, and he
js poor, to."
Mrs. Nuwed���" Our landlord thinks of
nothing but the rent." Nuwed���" You
wrong him, my dear. ������ I'm sure he never
thinks of the rent in the roof."
" Mrs. Trout, why do you look so down
in the gills ?" " Trout, my dear, I can't
help worrying when I remember that's it's
moat fly time again."
With joy I greets you, gentle spring ;
You bids ua amile ag'in���
No wood ter bow, no anow ter sweep.
No coal ter carry in.
Blobbs���"Do you think the average man
is aa stupid before he marries as he is
afterwards?" Cynicus���"Certainly, or he
wouldn't get married."
"Chollie is a changed man. He sent $10
to the mission in China lost week." " He
must be ohanged indeed, or he oould never
make $10 go as far aa that!"
'Tis now the huaband bids his spouse
No more be atill and glum ;
For he'll attend the furnace fire
For the next six montha to come.
" It's her disposition to make light o**
aeriouB things," he aaid mournfully. "Yea,"
replied Cholly Luvlorn. "She even burna
the poetry I write about her."
Lipper���" I wonder why it is that Miss
Primper always takes auch good care of her
complexion ?" Chipper��� "She's ao conscientious ; it isn't her own, you know."
Our firat impressions most readily sin
our memories," said the teacher. " Oh, J
know why I" shouted Johnny. " Well,
why ?" " Our first impressions, are slippers."
Cholly Uppers���" Fwed, oan you spore
me small bills for a ten?" Freddie Heeled
���" Suoh, deoh boy." Chollie���" Thanks,
weally, I'll hand you the ten to-morrow.
Sympathetic Cough.
Diseases of the respiratory organs constitute a feorful menace to human life, and
any mother may well be pardoned for
being alarmed hy what she supposes to be
signs of some form of long disease in her
Yet it must be borne in mind thai there
is onother form of cough than that which
signifies a disturbance of the organs of respiration, one which is juat as important in
its bearing upon the health of the child,
though In an entirely different wav.
The sympathetic cough is the result of
reflex action, as it is called���the some oo*
tion that oauses us involuntarily to eipel
a piece of food, or other foreign substance
which has ocoidently lodged in the windpipe ;ond a liat of the causes of aympathetio
cough would embrace oil thoae mony affections whioh are a source of irritation to the
whole nervous ayatem. The oentres of
irritation are the spinal cord and the base
of the brain, oud by reflex influence the
special muscles, through the action nf which
the cough ia produced, become affected,
Itis evident thot no amount of cough
medicine or soothing syrup can be of avail
in these coses until the couse of the disturbance is relieved.
Sympathetic cough is oftenest met with
in children, probably on account of their
greater susceptibility to nervous disturb*
ances. The more common causes of it are
worms, constipation, dentition and tbe
like. A close examination will usually
reveal the true atate of affairs.
Organic diaeaae, or even local irritation
ofthe lungs,is easily excluded by the family
physician, and even the inexperienced ear
is able to detect the absence of the coarse
and obstructed breathing common to lung
disorders. The presenoe of fever and the
ability to raise some amount of secretion
ore usually noticed io true lung affeotions,
though their absence proves nothing*
A case of sympathetic cough in a child
resquires the keenest investigation. The
constant "hacking," the irritability of the
child, its disinclination to effort, its loas of
appetite and gradual but steady decline,
are phenomena such aa might accompany
the severest type of lung disease.
Aa haa been stated, a aympathetio cough
ia amenable to treatment directed against
the cause. But it is of the utmost importance first to ascertain that cause, beyond
the poisibility of a mistake.
A Case of Croup.
How mony people know how to examine
the throat? Opening the child's mouth
and attempting to hold the tongue down is
useless. Watch a doctor I He will ask
for a spoon, lay the ohild on his lap, where
a atrong light shines on its foce, open the
mouth, press the inverted handle of the
spoon on the tongue, and there is the
entire bock of the mouth exposed
to view. It doea not terrify a child and
ahould be done whenever it ails. Any deep
redneaa of the throat, or white or yellow
spots, or a falae membrane forming i uffice
to coll in a doctor's aid without loss of
time. This throat examination oannot be
too highly recommended, since it ia on
unfailing guide. The whole design of treat-
ment is to force the membrane up. Kmet
ics are alwaya employed, chiefly tartar
emetio and ipecacuanha. The doae of the
former for ohildren two to four years is
one-quarter to one-half grain. For use
take four one-quarter grain powders to a
tablespoonful of warm water and give
about half a teaspoon every fifteen minutes.
The latter dose ia fivo to ten grains in
water. Both are open to on objection that
after a time they seem to lose their power,
and powered alum ia uaed in place.   The
Mra, Rash���" How do you manage to get  dose of this is a   teaapoonful in   honey or
yonr   cook   up  ao   early?" Mrs.   Dash���  ayrup.    The astringent qualityaots power-
I hunted  up a young and good-
looking milkman and hired him to come at
5 o'clock,"
" What is the matter with that man ?"
asked the inquisitive small girl in the theater. " The man aitting in the front row?"
" YeB'm. The one whose hair is too small
for him."
Impatient tourists (to small boy fishing
in the lake) ��� You told ub that the boat
always left here at 4, and we have waited
now till past 5." Boy ��� " Oh, it doesn't
begin to run till May,"
" Experience i* the best teacher," remarked Plodding Pete. " Yes," replied
Meandering Mike ; " but my personal ob-
aerwation is that itVa mighty poor way ter
study law."
The air is feeling hazy,
Tbe Bap ia in the trees ;
You are feeling lazy-
All you want to do ia sneeze.
Wife (to unhappy husband)���"I wouldn't  worry, John ; it does't do any good
to borrow trouble."   Husband���" Borrow
trouble * Great Caesar,  my dear,   I ain't
borrowing trouble ; I bave it to lend."
Sing a song of springtime ;
Winter's come and gono;
But while you hum tho merry rhyme
Keop your flannels en.
Old Bache���" Thai's a handsome pair of
alippora you're wearing, Harry.1' Harry
" Thoy ought to bo ; I'm sure they cobi
enough. My wifo made them, and then
coaxed out of m*. tho price of r. sealskin
Clara���"How under the aun did Edith
happen to marry Mr. Awkward T " Dora
���." Ho was tho bane of her life at every
ball she attended, and I presume she married him to keep him from wanting to dance
with her."
Judge (to prisoner) ��� " Have you anything more to say!" Prisoner���" No, my
lord ; only I would oak you to be quick,
please, as it ia near the dinner hour, and
if I am to go to priaon I should like to get
there in time for the soup."
The daisy's dreaming in tho dew,
The golden bees are seeing honey ;
The skies above are just as blue
Aa is a fellow out of money,
She���"Kvery ono in town Bays we are
going to be married." Ho���"Well, It'a
true, ian't it?" She (aobbingly)���"It can't
be, Frederick. You muat bo deceiving mo.
If it were true every one in town would aay
we aro not going to be married."
fully on the the membrane.    If it doea not
separate in fifteen  minutes give a second
dose.   The vomiting ahould be ooutinuol.
To Relieve That Cough.
One's doctor will encouragingly inform
one, when struggling back to strength
from an attack of grippe : " That cough
of yours will have to wear out. You con
acarcely expect to rid yourself of it before warmer weather." it this is truo the
least that one can do is to mitigate, ao far
aa is possible, the virulence of the throat
affection. Glycerine is excellent ob part of
a mixture for moistening the dry feeling
there. Either with water or with whisky
it is beneficial, but the latter dose jb rather
sickishly sweet for one already nauseated
by the influenza. Equal parts of glycerine
and lomon juice make o compound which
is not unlike strong lemonade in taste, is
refreshing to take after severe coughing
and is highly recommonded by physicians.
Off ami On.
A lawyer noted for his success on cross-
examination found his mutch in a recent
trial, when he asked a long-suffering wit-
ncs** how long ho had worked at his bull*
ness of tin-roofing. The answer was : " I
hove worked at it steady for the put
twelve years.
How long oil'and on have you worked ob
Sixty-five years.
How old are you T
Then you have beon a tin-roofer from
birth ?
No, air { of oourse I haven t.
Then why do you say that you have
worked at your trade .sixty-five years?
Because you asked how long olf and on
I had worked ot it. I have worked at it
olT and on sixty-fivo yoars���twenty yeara
on and forty-five off.
Here thero was a roar in the court room,
but not at the expense of the witness, and
his inquisitor hurriedly finished his
examination in confusion.
The  Difference.
Castle ton���Is it true that Miss Wiberly
referred to me as an agnostic ? Clubber!?*--
She said you didn't know anything* ���!���*���*��*���
G. A. McBain K Co.,   Real Estate Brokers,   Nanaimo, B.C.
A post of the Salvation Army is to be
established here.
James Carthew has the contract for
building Mr. ['. D. Little's ne.-. house.
The work on the new I'resbyterian
church commenced Monday morning.
Mr. Nash is erecting a small building
on his Dunsmuir Ave. lot for rent.
On the 9th instant at Union the wife
of Mr. James Fiusiininons, ofa sun.
Two of the sailors who were jailed at
Comox, lasl week, and escaped have been
Rev. Mr. Robson will be bach from
the Conference and lill his pulpit as usual
nest Sunday.
J. V. Taylor, former!.: of Brandon, and
more recently of Vancouver, has buu*>lil
Mr. I.angton's store here and is now in
Il is reported that Mr. Robert Grant
lias forwarded his resignation ��s Justice
nf the l'eace to the Government, and that
the same has been accepted.
The News was the gratified recipient
one day lasl week, of as fine a lot of rhubarb as we have ever seen on exhibition,
and it was even better to eat than it was
to look at. It was from the garden of
Mr. John Mundell, J. P, of Sandwick.
Rev. Mr. Tait will be inducted into his
charge Thursday 23rd instant at 2 p m.
at the Presbyterian church, Sandwick.
Revs. McRae of Nanaimo, Rogers of
Wellington, and Mclntyre of Union will
be in attendance.
The portfolios ot the Wild Flowers of
Canada are for sale by T. D. McLean,
the jeweler. It is a work which reflects
credit upon Canadian art, and is issued in
parts, sixteen flowers to each part. Every flower is of natural color and full size,
The second annual convention of The
Christian Endeavo' Society of the Province will take place in Victoria on the
14, 15 and 16 of May. Rev. Dr. Clark,
President ol the Society will be among
lhe prominent gentlemen who will deliver addresses.
Dave Anthony last Wednesday evening while on his way to supper met with
o singular accident. His crutch came
down upon a knot in the floor which the
heat had probably loosened, pushing it
through and throwing him and dislocating
his thigh at about the same place where
it was broken before.
The statement in a late number of this
paper that Mrs Eric. Duncan has adopted one of the twin sons of Mr. J. A.
Pritchard is understood to be a mistake.
That lady kindly took charge of one of
the half orphaned boys, bereft of a mother's care, but beyond that the statement
should not have gone.
The Dojnipiop
Buildipg apd Loap
. j-tesociatiop,
B4 Adelaide Street East,
j^HIP    to the Largest Fur and Hide Ilonse in North Ametica.
All Parties who   5fe-"*IP Receive Highest Prices,
You  will  keep on whsn you once begin  to   fWHIP
Jas, McMillan & Co,
200-212 First Avenue North,
**TW*.ite for Circular giving Latest Market Prices,
The baseball game which was played
at the grounds on Saturday evening between the teams of two shifts, one of
which was captained by Crawford nud
the other by Turner, resulted in It victory
for Crawford's team. It was a contest for
a 15 gallon keg of beer. It goes without
saying that the game was exciting.
Why will not the business houses along
Dunsmuir Ave, take some pains to keep
their street front'presenlable? For a con
siderable portion ofthe way there is a
litter of wood and pieces of board.
Two hours work of one m in wou'd
relieve the place of the slo* enly sight.
There are a few places, thank goodness! where the approaches are kept
The cylinder of the air compressor for
driving the burly drills at No. 5 shaft
broKe on Thursday morning consequently the w ork at the shaft has been shut
down until tbe arrival of lhe Joan Wednesday with the cylinder which was sent
down some time ago for repairs. We bfe
lieve Ihis is the first tune that work has
been stopped at this shaft since it was
The moon came mu from behind a
dark bank one night Iniely, and instantly
suffused the earth with her silver radiance, lighting up every nnok and corner.
The reveahnent was complete, and the
moon saw a loving couple, not far from
the hospital grounds, clisp hands in mutual pledge ain1 then a fice, over which
blushes were chasing each other in rapid succession, seek concealment on a
manly breast. The moon smiled benig-
namly for a moment and then the wing
ofa fleeing cloud shut out the vision.
Courtenay, May (31b, 1895.���To all interested: I have this day appointed Mr.
Tom Ueckcnsell to collect all outstanding accounts due to the .-\nlev estate during my lempory absence from lhe district
W. A. M ilhOwson, Assignee.
Jenkin's Famous Minstrels will
shortly appear in new songs, banjo solos,
dances and farces.
On Thursday evening, May 23rd Re".
D. A. McRae cl N jniimo will deliver at
Agricultural hall, Courtenay, the last lecture of thc course. He is an eloquimt
speaker, and may be expected 10 deliver
a most interesting lecture.
The Joan will leave Union wharf Friday morning, the 74th inst for Nanaimo,
and will return the evening of the same
aay.   The round trip will be $1.50.
Next payday will be on the 13rd inst.
���hours from 3 to 7 p. in., and on the following day from 8 to 12 m.
Bishop Lemons of Victoria preached
the dedicatory sermon at the new Catholic church, Union, on Sunday last.
There was a good attendance and the
service was very impressive.
Services next s ibbalh as usual conducted by the Pastor.D. Mclntyre.in the Hall.
Morning at It. Subject���Self revelation
of God. Evening at 7. Subject -The Infidel's Conclusion. Sabbath school 2 p. in.
Pastor's Bible Class 3 p. m. Prajer meet
ing Wednesday evening 7. 30.
To EXCANOE.���Two 5 room cottages
and lots for vacant lots.   I) R. Young.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   24,
To talc* effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday.   April   6th    1885.   Trains
run  on Pacific  Standard
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Iteturn Ticket* will be Irwued UetwiWd all
pointa for ft (Are and a Quarter, K-'wl (or return uot later thau Sunday.
Return Tickets (nr en* anil a half ordinary
(are mny be purchased1* dully to all peit-ti,
good for aeven days, Including day of isiuu.
No Hcturn Ticket* issued (or a (nre and a
quarter fcl.ero thu nlnglo fare is twenty-fflv.
cent h.
Thr ugh niiiw between Victoria and Comox.
Mileage and Commutation Ticket* enn be ob
twined on HiM'lio-itiui' t�� Ticket Agent, Viotoria
DftiieWa and Nanaimo Station**.
Pre-idoM, Ut-u'l S��pt
fion. Frciirht and Fastfcmrer AftU
Drs  Lawrence & Westwocd.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Tourtenny nnd lhe Hay will be visited erer>
\V'**lm;-dn> afternoon (or the pun-on* nf cob
I-al'cmts at a distance wll! receive #nr*y at
tciition 011 rerei't of telephone nterisge*
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Slock is now
COMPLETE,    We would
particular)- draw your attention
tn our  Dress Goods and Trimmings:���
ue     *il*,e9t fashions in LAbiES dlouses including ihe
SAILER" in white and colors.   Beautiful EN01.1SH WASIIINO
PRINTS;-fifteen colors in Sateens and over 100 patterns.    For
those desiring summer High class Wash Material for Costumes or
Blouses we have the Cambrai.   Ladies, vou know cambrai is "THE THING
this season and WE ALONE KEEP IT,    Surat SILKS in all the Litest Shades, we secur.d
frnm me East 7; pier��5 of Dressgouds for Children's School Dresses, sells at 15 cts per vard
Wc received this week from  Ncuchatel, Switzerland, aver joo PIECES OF SWISS EMBROIDERY
selected designs and choicest culms; from  Paris wc   received   Glove?    including  the   '
fashionable UNDRESSED kid, to lace, not bottom our gloves will match that New
Costume yot* arc getting made  up (from our slock) for the 24th; and now for
the GENTLEMEN.    We have the latest hats   in  Hard and Soft Felt and
Straws, the colors and style as worn in London and New York.   Ou.
Gloves are well assorted and our entire Gent's Furnishing
L)cpt. is replete with High Class Goods	
We have Gloves, Ties and Shoes for
every occasion; we invite
you to inspect our
new stock


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