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NO. 130. UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, MAY, ;, 1895.       $2.00 PER YEAR
Hut cannot sell hoods at cost on CREDIT; conskquknti.y
ON AND AFTICR April 1st 1 WILL do husiness on thk   CASH
Onllfornitt Oannotl Fruit    3! ,W por d<*K.
ion on Layer ttnistna H lbs. Tr 25 06.
CurruiU rllbs. frUScts
HusK-Hnn Flour 35.00 p P it')'.
B'flt I-oiMh*-.'! Hour    14.*3  "     "
BoRt HnniM Rut***
Bug. HruAkfuut, Baton  13 cts.
Vancowvoi' Gnu uluted Pugnr ��� not Clilnose���8*1.50 ier Ifflt Jbs,
���!��� RrlKiil  Wll��w  S'uj ur - noi Chii.QSl��� %A 25 V*or 1001 Its
lN-as Mean** or Tom >tot-fl    lOcatia for ���?! t)0
Gob out qtioUtloUa on Nails wliouyou wan* any.
"No Skimping in Weights and Measures
at the
JAMES McKIM, Union,H.C.Mar.2o,i89s.
The Bert Me-.ls on th* Goa t for 25 Cen s.
Elegantly Furnished   Rooms in   Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is  done  by  white   men.    Come   one  come all, we still have
-= Union, E, 0, ~^t
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and  Domestic Cigars.    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Tlw Above Stores Adjoin, Wiiero Everything of the Ecct in their Respective
linos will be found.
A. IF. Mclntyre Prop.
m mm
Spring waather is here- also sp'ing
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.
 _TTZ.GLTrT~.c\.-&.���    HBOa.	
Theobald k Brakes
V. O. Box 151.
House, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in   stock
ole  Agents  for
White Enamel
ancl    Gold
WE will sonrt you by mall for 25
**    oontsn porousiilMBtor, or six
f,*i'Sr~5  for relief of pains in buck
or clitmt.
C.n.TowPH. dnlfrglitt:,
'll Johnson 81.,
Victoria, H.O.
SEALED TENDERS will be received by the undersigned up to noon of
Thursday, May 9th for lhe construction of
11 Lockup to be erected upon Block (C;
Plans and specifications can be seen
at Thc Waverly Hotel.
John W. Hutchison,
Reported Gold Strike Near Vancouver- Wilde Out on Bail-China
Accepts --Fauquier's Case Being
Heard ,He Tries a Bluff.
LONDON dispatches sate that the jury
in lhe Oscar Wilde trial have disagreed,
'file case goes over to lho next session.
In the meantime Wilde will be admitted
to bail.
Nicaragua.���Advices have been received to the effect thai England's ulti-
malum has been accepted. Indeinmity
of $75,0000 will be paid 15 days after
liritish rleei leaves Coimto.
London.���Independent advices confirm the statement ihu the Emperipr of
China has agreed to the treaty of peace
between China and Japan.
NANAIMN, B. C���Mrs. J. II. Simpson,
wife of City i'ohec Magistrate died suddenly Fridav of heart disease.
Nanaimo, B. C���The Presbyterian
Synod nf Ii. C. has been in session here
since Wednesday.
Wellington', n. c���An agrietiltural
society r.itti Jas. Dunsmuir, Hon. President and J. Bryden, President has been
organized here.
Victoria, II. C���Thn Extension of E.
& N. K'y. 10 Comox being strongly ad
vucated by the Hoard of Trade. Jas.
D'lnsuv.'ir stales he ,vi!l commence work
immediately afier lhe Dominion Gov't
grant a subsidy of $3,200 per mile is
VANCOUVER, IS. C���It is reported a
lien lead of gold quarts has been discovered just outside of the city limiis. No
new devolopinent in Ponierlymurdercase.
San Francisco, Cal.��� Theodore
Durniiit has been arrainged upon the
charges of die murder of Blanche La-
moni as well as of Minne Williams. The
cadence against him grows more conclusive everyday. The defence is doing
ilr, uirncst lo connect pastor Gibson with
the horrible crimes.
Nanaimo, Mav. 4.��� The arrest of
L'liiis Fauquier last week caused great
excitement here. Fauquier was detained
in jail three days when he was released
on habeas carpus. The preliminary
hearing commenced last Wednesday.
Lawyers Lampman of Vancouver and
Barker of Nanaimo appeared for Rabson; Ij. F. Cane for defended. Very little was clone on lhe first day, Rabson
not having his witnesses on hand. When
thc case came on again on Friday, Rabson gave evidence to lhe effect that Fauquier negotiated a loan of $3,250 in his
behalf of which amount he had misappropriated $314. Rabson was very positive that Fauquier intended to beat him
out of this sum. He swore lhat Fauquier
had told him he had spent llie money,
but would make it up as quickly as possible. This he had never done. Mrs.
Elennr Fauquier, sister-in-law of the accused, who lent the money on a mortgage, swore she had paid $607 of this
amount to Fauquier,the balance-had been
paid through her solicitors. The prosecution will endeavor to prove that Fauquier got away with $314 of this $697. On
the other hand lhe stand taken by lhe
defence is that Fauquier acting as Rail-
son's agent applied the money in accordance with instruction | thai he has 1101
misappropriated one cent. Fauquir's law.
yer says that Pabson will probably be
prosecuted for malicinus arrest and Till-;
News be sued for libel for article in list
issue. The hearing has been further adjourned until Monday afternoon.
[Note.���A report reached here several days ago that Rabson had been sued
for $10,000 damages, but it proved to be
a shot from a wind gun.
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Our spring stock is arriving
weekly; when opened up, call
ancl   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
Killed by Falllni'Coal.
N in.limo, May 6. 7- Adamson, a miner
was fatally injured in No. 6 pit, Wellington, on Friday and died shortly after
being rem ivcd from the pit. The accident was ilue 10 a fail of coal. The funeral
took place on Sunday under the auspices
of ihe Odd Fellows, ��� The funeral of
thc late Mrs. Simpson look place on Sunday afternoon.
Immense Deficit.
Ottawa, ��� Minister Foster's budget
speech on Friday last showed a great deficit of $7,400,000 The d'liies on sugar
and distilled spirits are to be increased.
Terrific Cyelong
Siouz City. ��� Fifty two people were
killed in ihis neighbourhood, on Friday,
by a cyclone. An enonno-is amount of
damage was done lo property.
Comerford-I-Ianson���At Ihc home
of the bride's mother, Union, Thursday
evening, Mav 2nd, Mr. Thomas Comerford and Miss Tessie Hansen. Rev. Mr.
Mclntyre officiating. The happy couple
took lhe Joan Friday morning for their
future home in Wellington.
The preparati ons to celebrate at Courtenay on the 24th. have been abandoned
nnt of courtesy to the Union people who
were bound tn properly entertain their
visitors from Wellington. We may expect the people of the valley to join us,
therefore on lhe 24th. It should be understood howeve", that they have only
postponed their celebration at Courtenay
to July 1st. when lhey may rightfully expect us to co operate with them in the val
ley celebration.
We are to have a gaol at last. The
plans are here ancl the lenders will be
sent below by this week's mail. The
building will probably cost in the neighbourhood if ?i,ooo and ��i|l combine a
gaol court house, and office, for the chief
constable, There will be four cells for
the accommodation of law breakers and
the conn room where they wilt be tried
is ample,!!) bv 18 feet. The building will
be ..6 by 33 feet and onc ,-tnrey, and will
be painted ins de and out It will do very
well for the present.
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 mc a call.
Nelson Parks.
Will be received up to 5 p. tn. Wednesday May 8th. at my place in Comox, or at
thc News Office, Union, ( where plans
and specifications may be seen ) for the
erection of a blacksmith's shop in Courtenay. All material will be furnished by
the undersigned. Thc lowest nr any tender not necessarily accepted.
G. B. Leighton.
Lost nn, Thursday list between J. A.
Canhew's and lhe School House, a lady's
silver watch wiih silver chain attached.
Above reward will he paid to any person
returning the same to
L. M. Powell.
Services, conducted by the Pastor, D.
Mclntyrc.ncxl Sabbath in lhe hall. Morn
ing at 11; Subject ��� Prayer. Evening at
7; Subject ��� Two voices. Sabbath school
2 p. m. Bible class 3 p in. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening 7. 30.
As directed b*, the \ te of 1 publii
ii.- eiiiiR 1; Id a' thc 'i'l .'.,: '" I [ou- e, "',
the evening nl Ma" 3 rd., I hereby extend
an invitation 10 the people of Courienay,
the Bay, Coniox settlement and District
Islands to join lhe people of Union in eel
ebrating lhe Queen's Birthday. The
Band from Wellington, also a large excur
sion from that town are expected. Every
effort will be made for the entertainment
of visitors.
D. M. Hunter, Secretary.
There will be an adjourned meeting of
the directors of Union Hospital at the
building 011 Wednesday evening at 8 p. m.
A full attendance is de-ired.
J. Ii. McLean, Secteinry,
11 '.lie parts ,,f ihis mill arrived for
Cram ami Mmincc on Wednesday. The
eastings are very heavy and are marie by
lhe Hamilton Manufacturing Co. after ��
design furnished by ihc lorn here. ]i is
of ahoul 45 II. P. with a capacity of nearly
20,000 feel per day. Il will be located
in the forest between ihc town and thc big
swamp, and slarted about July is!.
Then look out for cheap and abundant
lumber. ******
11180000   THK FLOOD.
Dr. MacLure did not Wil a solemn pro*
cessiau from the aiok bed to the dining*
room, aud Rive hia opinion from the hearth*
run with an air of wisdom bordering on the
.pernalyral,   because  neither tho Drum.
i3hty houses nor his manners were on thai
rge scale. He waa accustomed to deliver
Jmself in the yard, aud to conclude hia
treotiona -vith one foot in the attrrnpi but
.hen he left the room where the life of
rtnoie Mitchell waa ebbing slowly away,
our doctor said not one word, and at the
night ol hia face her husband's heart wis
He w��l a dull man, Tammas, who could
not. read the meaning of a sign, and lahored
under a perpetual disability of speech ;
but love wu eyea to him that day, and a
" ls't as bad aa yir lookin*. doctor ?
tell'a the truth ; wull Annie uo come
through T" and Tammaa looked MacLure
straight io the face, who never flinched his
duty or aaid smooth things.
" A* wud gie anything tae say Annie hes
a chance, hut a' daurua ; a1 doot yir gaein'
tae loee her, Tammaa."
MacLure waa in the saddle, and as he
gave hiB judgment, he laid hia hand on
Tammas'a shoulder with one of the raro
caresses that paas between men.
" It'a a sair buaineas, but ye 'ill play tlie
man and no vex Annie ; Bhe 'ill dae her
best, a'll warrant."
" An' a'll dae mine," and Tammaa gave
MacLure's hand a girp that would have
crushed the bones of a weakling. 1 hum-
tochty felt in such momenta the brotberli-
iss of thia rough-looking man, and loved
Tammaa hid his face in Jess's mane, who
-ked round with sorrow iu her beautiful
-, ea, for she had aeeu many trugedies, ami
this silent aympathy the stricken mnn
ank hia cup, drop hy drop.
*' A' weana prepared for this, for a* aye
thocht she wud live the laoi-eat. . . .
She's youuger than me by teu years, and
never wes ill. . . . We've beeu inairit
twal year laat Martinmas, but it'a juiat
like a year the day. ... A' wes never
worthy o' her, the honnieat, snodilest
(neatest), kindliest lass in tlio Glen. . . .
A' never cud muk oot hoo she ever louklt
at me, 'at henna hed ae word tae bay aboot
her till it'a ower late. . . . She didna
ouiat (cast) up tae me that a' wesim worthy
o' her, no her, but aye alio auid, ' Yir ma
ain gudeman, und nane cud lie kinder tae
me.' . . . An' a' wes minded tae be
kind, but a1 see noo mony liltle trol.es a'
micht hae duno for her und noo the time
id bye. . . . Naebody kena hoo patient
she wes wi' me, and aye made the heat o'
me, an' never pit me tae shame afore the
foulk. . . . An' we never hed ae cross
word, no ane in   twal year.   .   . We
were mair nor man and wife, we were
sweethearts a' thu time. . . . Oil, ma
bonnie laaa, what 'ill the bairnies an' me
dae withoot ye, Annie ?"
The winter night waa falling fast, the
snow lay deep upon the ground, and the
merciless north wind moaned through the
close aa Tainmas wrestled with hia borrow
dry-eyed, for tears were denied Drumtoehty men. Neither the doctor nor Jess
moved hand or foet, but their hearts were
with their fellow creature, and at length
the dootor made a sign to Marget Howe,
who had come out in search of Tammaa,
and now stood by his aide.
"Dinna mourn tae tlie brakin' o' yir hert,
Tainmas," ehe said, "as if Annie an' you
hed never luved. Neither death nor time
cau pairt them lhat luve ; there's naethin'
in a' the warld sae atrong asluve. If Annie
gaes frae the aicht o' yir een ahe 'ill come
the nearer lae yir hen. She wants tae see
ye, and tae hear ye aay that ye 'ill never
torget her nicht nor day till you meet in
thc land where there'a nae pairtin'. Oil, a
ken what a'm Bayin', for ita five year noo
ain George gied awa, an' he'a mair wi' me
noo thau when he wes in Edinboro' and 1
wes in Drumtoehty."
"Thank ye kindly, Margot; thae aro
gude worda and true, an' ye hev the richt
tae say them ; but a' canna dae wiinout
aeoin' Annie comin' tao meet me iu the
gloamin' an' gaciu' in an' out the hooae, an'
hearin' her ca' me by ma name, an' a'll no
can tell her that a' luve her when there's
nae Annie iii the hoose,
"Can naethin' be dune, doctor? Ye
������avit Flora Gam mil, ami young Burnbrae,
an* yon shepherd's wife Dunleith wy, an'
we were a' aae prood o' ye, an' pleased tae
think that ye lied kecpit deith frae anither
httnie. Can ye uo think o' aomethin' lae
help Annie, and gie her hack tae her man
and bairnies?" und Tammaa searched tuo
doctor's faoe in tho cold wierd light.
" There'a nae pooer in herven or uirth
like luve," Margret said to me afterwards ;
" it makea ihe weak Btrong aud the dumb
tae speak. Oor horta were aa rater aforo
Tammaa'a words, an' a' saw the doctor
shake in hia saddle. A* never kent till
that meenut hoo he hed a share in a body's
grief, an' carried lho heaviest wecht, o' a'
the (ilen. A' peeticd hitn wi* Tammaa
lookin'at him aae wii-ti'ully, as if ho hed
tlie keys o' life and doith in hia handy. Hut
ho wes honest, and wudna hold oot a false
houp tae deceive a aoro hert or win eacapo
for hinnsel,'"
"Ye neodna plead wi' me, Tainmas, to
dae the best a' can for yir w fe. Man, a'
kent her lang afore ye ever luved her ; a'
hroeht her intae the warld, and a' saw her
through the fever when she wes a bit las-
sikio ; a' closed her miiher'a een, and it
wea mo lied tao tell her she wes an orphan,
an'nao man wes better pleased when **ho
got a gude husband, and a' helpit her wi'
her fower brains. A'vo naither wifo not
bra-ns o'ma own, an' a' coont a' the fouk
o' the Glen ma family. Div yo think a'
wudna save Annie it I eud ? If there wes
a man iu Miiirtown 'at cud (lac mair tor
her, a'd have him this verra nicht, but a'
the dootors in Perthshire are helpless for
this tribble.
"Tainmas, ma puir fallow, if it could
avail, a' tell ye a' wud lay doon   this auld
worn-cot ruckle o' a body r*' mine Julst tae
Bee ye baltfa sittin' at the fireside, an' the
hvirnsroond ye, eouthy an' canty again ;
but it'a no tae be, Tainmas, it'a no tae be."
" When a' lookit at the doctor's fa-**,"
Marget said, "a' thocht him tbe winsomest
man ta' ever saw. He wes transfigured
that nicht, for a'm judging there'a nae
transfiguration like luve."
"Ii'a God's wull an' maun bo borne, but
it'sasair wull for mc, an1 a'm bo ungratefu'
tae jou, doctor, for a' ye've dune and what
ye said the nicht," ami Tainmas went back
to sit with Annie for tlie laat time.
Jess picked her way through the deep
snow to the mum road, with a skill that
came of long experience, and the doctor
held converse with her according to hia
*��� Eh, leaa, wumman, yon wes the hardest wark a' hae tae t. ce, au' a' wud raither
hae ta'en um chance o' anither row in a Glen
Urtach drift than tell Tammas Mitchel
his wife wea deein.'
' A'said ahe oudna be cured, and it wea
true,for there'a juist ae mau m the land fit
t'ot't, and they micht aa weel try tae get
iho iiium* on i ��� ii' heaven, Sao a' i aid naethin'
tae vex Tammvs'a hert, for it's heavy
oneiieh withoot regrets.
" But it's hard, .TesB, that money wull
buy life after a,' an' if Auuic wea a duchess
her man wudna lose hei ; but being only a
puir cottar's wife, ahe maun dee afore the
week's oot.
" Gin we hed him the moru there'a liltle
doot sho wud be saved, for he hesna lost
mair than five per cent, o' his cases, and
they 'ill be puir toon's oraturs, no strap-
pin' women like Annie,
"It's oot o1 the question. Jeaa, aae hurry
up, laBS, for we've hed a heavy day. But
it wud be the grandest thing that was over
dune in ihe Gien in oor time if it could bo
managed hytfcook or crook."
"We 'ih gang and see Diumshengh,
Jean; he'a anither man Bia' Geordie Hoo'a
deith. and he wea aye kinder than fouk
kent |" and the dootor passed at a gollop
tlirontrh the village, whoso lights shone
across die white frost-bouud road.
"Come In by, doctor ; a' heard ye on the
road; ye 'id hue been at Tammaa Mit-
chell'a ; hoo'a the gudewife ? a' doot she's
" Annie's deein', Drumaheugh, au'Tammas ia like tae br��k hia heit."
"That's no Iiciitome, dootor, no licht-
some ava iat ulh, for a' dinna ken ony man
in Drumtoohty sae bund up in hia wife aa
Tammaa, and there's no a bonnier wiiminan
o1 hor age crosses oor kirk door thau Annie,
nor a cleverer at hor wark, Man, yo 'ill
need lue pit yir brains in steep. U she clean
beyond yo ?"
" Beyond me and every ither in the land
but ans, and it wud cost a hundred guineas
tae bring him tie Drumtoehty."
"Ctrtoy, he's no blato (backward) ; it's
a fell ohairge for ii short day's work ; hut
hundred or no hundred we 'ill hae him, an'
no let Annie gang, and Ier no half her
" Are ye mc-aniii' it, Drumaheugh t" and
MacLme turned wihte below tho tan.
"William MucL'jre," said Drumaheugh,
iu one ot me lew confidences that ever
broke the Di umtoehty reserve, " a'm a
lonely man, wi' naebody o' ma am blude
tae cure for me liviu,' or tae lift me intae
ma oofflu when a'm deid.
" A' facht awa at Muirtown market for
an extra pund on a beast, ur a shilliu' ou
the quarter o' bariey, an' what's the gude
o't 1 Burnbrae gaes all' tae get a goon for
his wife or a buke for his college laddie,
an' l.aehlmi Campbell 'ill no leave the place
noo withoot a ribbon for Flora.
" Ilka man iu tho Kiidrummie train has
eome bit fairin' in his pooch for the fouk
at haunt that he's booht wi' the siller he
" But there's naebody tae be lookin' oot
for mc, an' comin' doon the road tae meet
mo, and dallin' (joking) wi' ino aboot their
fairing, or feeling ma pockets, Ou ay.
a've seen ita' at ither houses, though they
tried tao hide it frae mu for fear a' wud
lauch at them. Me luuch, wi' ma cauld,
empty hame 1
11 Yir the only man kens, Weelum, that I
aince luved thc nobl st wumman in the
Glen or ony where, an' a' luve her still, hut
wi' anither luve noo,
"She hed given her heart tae anither, or
a'vo thocht a' micht hae won her, though
nae mau be worthy o' sic a gift. Ma hert
turned tuo bitterness, hut that passed awa
le i e the brier bush wl.ar George Hoo lay
yon *a-l simmer time. Some day a'll toll
ye ma atory, Weelum, for you an' me are
auld free-ids, and will he till we doe."
MacLure felt beneath the table for
Drumsheugh's hand, but neither mau look
ed at the other.
"Weel, a' we can dae noo, Wellum, gin
we haena iniekle brichtneas in oor ain
haim s, is tao koep the licht frae gaein' oot
in anither hoose. Write tho telegram man
and Sandy 'ill aond it ati feae Kiidrummie
thia vurra nlaht, aud ye' ill hau yir mau
tho morn."
" Yir ihe man a' coont ed yo, Drum'
(though, but yo 'ill grant ino ao favor. Ye
'ill Iat me pay the half, bit by bit���a' ken
yir wuilin' tuo dae't a'���but u' haena
mony pleesures, an' a' but a' wud like tae
hae ma am share in savin' Annio's life."
Next   morning   a   figure   received   Sir
j George on the Kildrummio platform whom
that famous surgeon   took for a gillie, but
who Introduced himself as " Mar-Lure of
Drumtoohty."     It aeemed as if the Kast
hud eome to meet the West when theso two
stood together, the one in travelling furs,
handsome    and    distinguished,  with   his
Strong, cultured   face  ami   carriage of au
thoiity, a characteristic type of hia profession : aud  the  other   more marvellously
I dreaaed   than ever, for Drumaheugh's  top-
[ coat had been   forced upon him for tho  no
j easion, his face and neck one redness with
| tho bitter cold ;  rough and ungainly,  yot
not without some signs of power iu his eye
J und voloe, the moet heroic typo of his noble
profession, MacLure compassed the precious
arrival with innervations till he was secure*
; ly   seated   in Drumaheugh's   dog-cart���a
! vehicle that lent itself lo history���witli two
\ full-sized plaids lidded   to hia ������������uipmen*,���
1 Drumaheugh   and Hillock*-*   had   hoth been
requisitioned���ami     MacLure     wrapped
another pi ail round a leather caae,  which
was placed below the seat with huch reverence   as might  be  given  to thn Queen's
regalia,     l'eter attended their departure
full of interest, and as soon ns they woro in
the iir woods VaoLure explained that it
would be an eventful journey.
"It's a' richt. in hero, for tho wind disna
vjet al the suaw, but the drlftB, art deep in
ihe  G'en,   and th'ill   bo some ensineerin'
afore w<j get tae oor destination."
Vour times tl-jy left the road and took
their way over the fields, twice they forced j Aa the train began to move, a voice from
a paaaage through a slap in a dyke, thrice j the first called so that alt in the station
they used gaps in the paling  whioh Mac-1 heard :
Lure'lhad made ou his downward journey.
"A' seleckit the road thiB mornin'; au' a'
ken the depth tao an Inch J wo 'ill get
through this steadin' here tae the main
road, but oor worst, job 'ill be crosBin' the
"Yo see the bridge hes been shaken'wi'
thia winter's flood, and we daurna venture
on it, sae we hev tae ford, and the snawa'
been melting up Urtach way. There'a nao
doot the water's gey big,on' it's threateniu'
tae rise, but we 'ill win through wi' a
wars tie.
It micht be safer tae lift the instrument!!
oot o'reach o'the water; wud ye mind
haddin' (holding) them on yir knee till
we're ower ? an'ke*rp firm in yir seat in
caae we come on a stane in the bed o' the
By thia time they had come to the edge,
aud it was uot a cheering sight. Tho Tochty had spread out over the meadows, aud
whilo they waited thoy could seo it covjr
another two inches of tne trunk nf a tree.
There are summer floods, when the -water
is brown and fieckled with foam but thia
waa a winter flood, which is black and
sullen,and runa iu the cant re with a Btrong,
fierce, silent current. Upon the opposite
Bide Hillocks stood to give directions by
word and hand, as the ford was on his land,
and none knew the Tochty better in all its
Tiiey paused through the shallow water
without mishap,save when the wheel struck
a hidden atoue or fell suddenly into a rut;
but when they neared the body of the river
MacLure halted, to give Jeaa a minute's
"It'ill   tak ye a' yir time,  lass, an' a       _
wud raither be on yir back ; but ye never  jem.e(i jn th.
failed me yet,  and a  wumman's   life is
hangin' on the crossin.'"
With the first plunge into the bed of the
stream the water rose to tho axles, and
then it. crept up to tho shafts, so tbat the
surgeon could feel it lapping in about his
feet, whilo the dogcart began to quiver,
and it seemed as if it weie to be carried
Give's another shake of your hand,
MacLure ; I'm proud to have met you ; you
aro an honour to our profession. Mind the
antiseptic dressings."
It was market day, but ouly Jamie Sou tar
and Hillocks had ventured down.
"Did yo<- hear yon, Hillocks ? Hoo dae
ye feol ?  A'll no deny a'm lifted."
Halfway to the Junction Hillocks hnd
recovered, aud began to graap the situation.
"Tell'a what he aaid. A' wud like to
hae it exact for Drumaheugh."
''Thae'Btheeedentical words, an' they're
true ; th-jre'e no a man in Drumtoohty diana
ki n that, except ane."
"An' wha'a that, Jamie?"
"It'a Weelum MacLure himael. Man,
a've often girnud that he aud fecht awa for
ub a', and maybe dee before he kent that
ho had githered mair luve than ony man
in the Glen.
" 'A'm prnod tae met ye,' aaya Sir
George, an' him the greatest dootor in the
laud,   'Yir an honour tae oor profession,'
"Hillocks, a' .< ina hae miased it for
twenty notes," aa,,. James Soutar, cynic-iu-
orciuary tu the pariah of Drumtoohty.
[tub END.]
Shocks Veil  at Sea nre .llosllj luiimried
From ihe Land.
The report brought early in the month
by several vessels to San Francisco that the
sequel te of au earthquake had been exper
middle of tho Pacific ia at
least quite credible. Profeaaor John Milne,
of thc Imperial College of Engineering,
Tokio, who ia considered ono of the greatest living authorities on earthquakes and
kindred phenomena and has devoted eape*
cial attention to those of Japan and the
Sir George was aa brave a*j moet I Pacific ocean, gives a number of examples
n', but he had never forded a Highland t of eurlhqunkos felt ou board ship.   Since
���.-�����  fl��n-l    .n,1  tl...    ���,,.au r.t   hUnlr WD tor I *���* ,       , ,
his residence in Japan he has, indeed, ma e
0 point of questioning aea capuiins and
, there who have traversed the Pacific as to
heir experience in this respect, and has
thua been   able to collect important data.
river in flood, and tho mass of black water
racing past beneath, before, behind him,
aflfeotbd his imagination and shook his
nerves. He rose ft otn his seat and ordered
MacLure to turn back, declaring that he
would he condemned utterly and eternally
o allowed himself to be drowned for auy I Sometimes the sensation recorded has re-
person, j suited  from an   earthquake on land,   the
"Sit doon," thundered MacLure; "con- motion of which has been imparted tothe
demned yo will be auner or later gin ye ' adjacent waters aud thua Bpread over the
shirk yir duly, but through the water ye | ocean. At other timos the movement haa
gang ihe day." ! been   in   the   earth   beneath   the  ocean't
Both men apoke much more atrongly and \ depths. Thia last phenomenon waa evident*
liortly, but this is what they intended tjhy that whtoh the narrators at San Francisco
.ay, aud U was MacLure that prevailed,     j had  observed.    They   all  felt convinced
Jess trailed her feet along the ground that ehe earthquake waa in the bod of the
with cunning art, and held her shoulder ocean. "The disturbance was accompanied
againat the atroam ; MacLure leant forward j by a loud roar, coming apparently from the
in his peat, a rein u> -*aoh hand, and j 8t*H, which became covered with a mass of
hia eyea fixed on Hillocks, who was now j white foam aad subsequently roso in uum<
standing up to the wain in the water, jeroua geyaer-liko columns." Mr. Milne
shouting directions and cheering on horse gives aeveral instances ot thia kind of
and driver. ' commotion, though  the shocks felt at sea
"Haud tae the richt, doctor; there's a are mostly imparted from the land. As our
hole yonder. Keep oot o't for ony sake, j readers are aware, the submarine earth-
Thac'a it; yir daein' fine. Steady, man, ' quake ia one of tho enemies that thoae who
steady. Yir at thd deopcat; eit heavy in j [ay cabled have to provide againat, and in
yir aeata. Up the channel uoo, an' ye'll be ' view of our interest in the cable system
onto'the swirl. Wool dune, Joss, weel soon, it is hoped, to be established in the
dune, auld mare ! Mak straicht for me, ��� pacific, the item of news recently published
dootor, an' a'll gio ye the road oot. Ma I \m% ft mure than passing interest for ua.
word, ye've dune yir best, bailh o' ye this j -<Jn mid ocean," aays a recent authority,
mornin'," cried Hillocka, splashing up to j "8unk to a depth of sometimes two thou*
thc dogcartj now in the shallows, I sand fathoms, tho cable bas little to fear
"Sail,  it wes bitch an' go for a meenut  unless from the not impossible contingency
in tho middle;   a lli-lau'   ford ia a   kittle I 0f earthquake.'*
(hazardous)  road in   thesimw   time,   but1
Tobacco Polstm.
Iu rcferriug to the poiaonoua principle
io tobacco, u writer in the British Medical
Journal makes a abatement that contradicts a view commonly held by amokers,
namely, tbat nicotin is the most harmful
property of tobacco and that a pipe ia less
re safe uoo.  _________________
"Gude luck tae ye at Westerton, sir ;
nane but a richt-hearted man wud hae
ri.ikit the Tochty iu flood. Ye're boond
tae succeed aifur bio a ground begiunm',"
for it had spread already that a famous
surgeon had come to do his best for Annie,
Tammas Mitchell's wife.
Two houra later MacLure camo out from
Annie's room aud laid hold of Tammaa, a
heap of speechless misery by tlie kitchen I *,���;,,���" tha0 a  oiear  or  d^eite.
fire, aud carried him oil  to tho barn, and I .  ...      .    . - ,      ,
spread some corn on the threshing floor \ My**-" NiooUn is not, aa used to be aup*
and thrust a flail into his handa, ' posed, tho   most  dangerous   principle of
"Noo we've tao begin, an' we 'ill no be I tobacco, but pyridiu and collodiu. Niootin
dune tor   un oor, and   ye've  tae   lay  on j .   ., ,    .    . ,, ,    .        ,,
....       .  , I,,   ,   '     - ������ ���,, I is tbo product of the cigar and cigarette ;
withoot Btoppin till a come for yo, an   all l " B '
shut the door tae baud in the noise, an' | ryidin, which is three or four times more
keep yir dog ho-iide yo, tor there maunna , poiaonoua, comes out of the pipe. It would
be a cheep ahoot ihe hoose for Annie's j be well both, for the devoieea of tobacco
sake." laud their neighbors if they took care al
"A'll dae onything ye want me, but if��� ' ways to have the smoko filtered through
if " j cotton  wool  or other absorbent material
"A'll come for ye, Tammas, gin there be before it is allowed to pass the ' barrier of
danger; but what are ye feared for with | the teeth.' S motors might alao take a
tho Queen's ain surgeon here?" 'lesson   from   the   unspeakable Turk, who
Fifty minutes did the flail riso and fall, j never smokes a cigarette to the end, but
save iwice, when Tammaa crept to the usually throws it away when little more
door and listened, the dog lifting hia head than half iB finished. If theae precautions
and whining. I were more generally observed, we ahould
It seemed twelve hours instead of one hear much leaa of tbe <**vil effects of sniok-
wli'-n ihe iloor "'.nn,* back, and MacLure ing on the nerves and heart, and on the
filled the doorway, preceded by a great tongue itself." Good advice is uot often
burst of light, for tho auu iiad ariaen on the { cheerfully followed, and it ia highly prob*
aiiow. v
His face uu.-* as tidings of great joy, and
Elspoth told .no that the--e waa nothing
liko it to be seen that afternoon for glory,
save the sun itself in the hoaveus.
"A' never saw the marrow o't, Tammaa,
'in' a'll novel see the like again ; it's a'
ower, man, withoot a hitch frao beginniii1
tae end, and she's l'a'in' asleep aa fine as ye
" Dis he think Annie . . . '11 live ?"
V Of ooorse he dis, and he about tho
hoose iiiBide a mouth ; that's the gude <���'
b*.*in' a clean*bluided, weel-livin'���
" Preserve ye, man, what's wrang wi'
yel It's a mercy a'keppitye, or wo wud
hov hod aulther job for Sir George.
" Ye're a' richt noo ; sit doon on the
strae, All como baok in a whillie, an' yo
'ill Bee Annie juist for a meenut, but yo
maunna say a word."
Mat-get took him and let liim kneel by
Annie's bedside.
Ho said nothing then or afterwards, for
speech came only once in hie lifetime to
Tammas, but Annie whispered, "Ma am
dear mau."
Wheu the Doctor placed the precious bag |
beside Sir George iu our aolitaty firat next
[ morning, he laid u check beside it and waa '
I about to leave, j
i    "No, no," aaid the great man.    "Mrs,
Maofadyen and I woro on the gossip last |
] night, and 1   know tho  wholo  story about
: you mid your friend.
1     "You have some right to call me a cow- |
ard, but I'll never let you call me a mean,
miserly rascal," and the cheque with Drum-
ablo that this advice will not be followed
at all.
Circumstances Alter Cases.
Maud���Is Mir, Melton si/ill paying attention to your daughter?
Mr. Goldbug���Why, good gracious, no I
He's not paying her any attention at all
now.   They'ro married.
Wifo���My first husband was a martyr to
Second   husband���Well,    your   eecond
sheugh's painful writing fell"in fifty pieces  won't be.    He has money enough to hire a
on tho floor. , co*>*-'
���v-i-itii.orw Interest in Ills l>olnr��~-Hni
trr, or lit*mem nnil Mirth Knthered
from Ills Dull*/ Record.
A now post office established near Columbus, O., has been named Trilby.
A petrified hog, a compound of pork and
rock, has been dug up at Granby, Mo.
The Connecticut House haa passed the
bill prohibiting the doeking of horses'
Tho report that the peach orop of New
Jersey has heen run od by the cold weather
is denied.
Au eagle with seven feet spread of wings
was caught in a wolf trap near Brady Island,
Neb., recently,
Mra. Nellie Grant-Sartoris has decided
not to go abroad this summer, but will
spend the aeaaon in Canada instead.
The Prohibition town of Portland, Me.(
used$16,000 worth of liquor every year for
"medicinal and mechanical  purposes."
The New York Central has made a success of lighting ita cara by electrioitly
generated by the revolutions of the axles.
The Maine senate has adopted a resolution asking that Congreas make February
12, Lincoln's birthday, a national holiday.
The head less body of Benjamin Oallender,
reoently stolen from a Hebrew cemetery in
Indianapolis, was left at an undertaker's
Thr Supreme Court of California has de
oided that the holder of a through railroad
ticket has a right to stop-over privileges,
VV. J. Perry, a well-known gambler and
a wealthy citizen of Houston, Tex., was
killed by Joseph H. Stahl, a building contractor.
The longest distance a letter can be carried witnin tho limits of the United States
ia from Key West, Fla., to Ounalaska,
6,271 miles.
Horace Parker shot J. H. Jennings, a
Chicago bucket shop proprietor, because ho
waB not satisfied with the result of an investment.
George VV. Burton, who, helpless from
paralysis, was frozen to death in a oabiu
near Dubuque, Iowa, left a pathetic record
of his sqlferings.
Every baggage oar un the Atlanta and*
West, contains a box of surgeon's instruments and emergency appliances to be used
in caae of accidents.
Mary Pearsol of Grove City, Pa., died in
a^ony from the effects of a solution of corrosive Bublimate and alcohol that ahe had
used to remove freckles.
Mra. Blake Snow, of Somerville, Mass.,
who waa stopped by a highwayman, gave
him a blow on the chin whioh knocked him
breathless and tha escaped,
A contraot for 19,000,01,0 gallons of wine
and the lease of six of tho largest wineries
in the state has been made by the aasoaiat-
ed wine dealers of San Francisco.
Harold 0. Henderson, of Mason, Mich.,
who suffered imprisonment for burgb.ry in
preference to bringing dishonor on a wotnau,
has   >ien pardoned by the Governor.
News comes from Sitka, Alaska, that
diamonda of splendid brilliancy have been
found in the lava beds on the Bides of
Mount Kdgecombe.near the Alaska capital.
John J* Small, who was born a prisoner
of war, and was Baid to be the last surviving prisoner of the War of 1812, died the
other day in Newark, N. J. He was SI
yeara old.
Major J. J. Daly, of Railway, N. J., has
issued a proclamation that all tramps arrested in the town will be compelled to
work for twenty-four hours on the streets
in a chain gang.
Mrs. M. C. Taylor, a dressmaker, blew
off tlie head of William H. Harriaon with a
shotgun at Guthrie, O.T. She had applied
for a divorce aud claims her husband hired
HarriBon to shadow her.
The Houae of representatives of the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill prohibiting
the manufacture or giving away of cigarettes or cigarette paper in the territory
under penalty of a $500 fine.
BarFcrree, the architectural writer and
critic, who has juat been eleoted an honorary corresponding member of the Royal
Institute of Britiah Architects, is the first
American writer who has been ao honored.
The report of the Pennsylvania railrrf*d'
ending for 1894, shows the gross earnings
for all its lines east and weat of Pittsburg
wero $122,003,000.07 ; operating expeiaes,
$$5,142,174.53, and net earnings, $36,860,-
It ia reported that there are now nearly
10,000 men at work in the iron mines in the
Lake Superior range. The Marquette and
Menominee ranges employ 4,500 men,Gogebic 2,300, the Vermillion 1,600, and the
Mesaba 1,500.
Qcu. Booth, of the Salvation Army, reports that on hia visit to the United States
he heard nobody swear, saw nobody drunk,
and found family prayers universal. John
Burns, on the othor hand, described Chicago ub a pocket edition of hell.
Two friends ran for sheriff in Wolfe
County, Ky., and eaoh reoeived the same
number of votes. They agreed to draw
lots for the otfice. The Republican won,
and the Democrat hae been appointed his
deputy. They share equally the receipts
from their respective positions.
Mayor Strong, of Now York, announced
that he would appoint no clergymen to the
board of education because the other members of the board hud told him that because
of the peculiar ideas that the clergymen
might hold it would he impossible to work
harmoniously with them.
Dr. Helen Webster, of Wellesley College,
is the only woman who ever earned the
title of doctor of philosophy. Sho went to
Germany and literally won it by hard,
unremitting labor. She is a calm-mannered
woman with iron-grey hair and a face full
of strength and determination.
Frances Bailey, 28 years old, ot Allegan,
Mich., waa found dead in hor room in
Chicago. She had eloped with a travelling
salesman, who afterwards deserted her.
She had two sisters, who eloped with a
roller skater and an actor respectively, and
were deserted in like manner, and who
killed themselves. AGRICULTURAL
How to Plant Apple Trees.
In order to make an orchard profitable,
It is nweusary to have more treason a given
amount of land than when placed 35 to 45ft
apart, writes UP. Polk. If we can do thia
and not injure the land, trees or fruit,
think we have made a fair start toward
profitable commercial orcharding. While
a tree is young we get tho best cropa.   The
fruit Is larger.more perfeot, and less liablo to
rot. In this locality a tree beginB to fruit
at the ageof five or six yeara from planting
The next 10 or 12 years the orchard is in its
prime, and if during this time we can get
one-third more trees and have one-third
more fruit to market we are juat that muoh
better off. The accompanying plan shows
my method of setting an orohard which will
increase tbe number of treee one-third and
still Rive ample room for hauling and
gathering until the orohad ia 17 or 18 years
old. If they then interlap, remove every
other one and you will still have aa many as
by planting 45 apartjin squaros.and besides
you will have had 12 yeara' nae of the trees
removed. I have given muoh observation
to and had some experience in this matter,
���o it I were to plant 50 orchards I would
follow the sol*.erne above outlined. My
advioe to every young man is, plant in this
manner, cultivate woll for five or six years,
branch the treoB low, give them an annual
topdreBsing and the orohard will pay,other
thinga being equal.
Provide For the Drouth.
Every year we have had dry weather
during July, August and September, when
the pastures become brown and seared and
oows go travelling about in aearoh of seme-
thing to eat, and they suffer from the ho
weather, flies and short pastures. This results in a serious falling off in the milk
supply, and when a cow has been allowed
to partly dry np she can" not again be
brought back to the full flow ; she may
freshen up again when good feed cornea in
abuudance and do very woll for a time, but
���he will not fully recover.and the dairyman
can not rucover tho profit he haa allowed
to alip through hiB fingers by forcing his
cowa to wander over dry fields in search t��*
enough feed to sustain life. It takes moro
feed during hot weather and fly time to keep
up the flow of milk than is required at any
other time in the year, unleBB when oows
are allowed to sutler from cold, extreme
heat and cold, as well as hunger. Flies are
a severe tax ou cow energy, and whenever
this energy that is supplied at tlie expense
of feed is allowed to go to waBte,the profits
are materially lessened.
It would be poor economy to allow a
threshing machine to run for a few houra
at only half ita capacity,becauae the engine-
eer only aupplied forty pounds of steam
where eighty waa necessary. It would
mean a Iobb of time, and be expensive to
the farmer who bad to pay and board a
crowd of men; besides there would be un*
���**-..*','8t*ary wear of machinery and the work
ifould not be so well done, We should
look at the oow ae a machine that converts
feed into milk and not run her at half her
capacity, but keep   her full  of good feed,
summer and winter, and all of the time j 0j? the paria Academy of Science, that the
Bhe is in milk. Every dairy man should j ]-tt|e boaatg ������ on6 0f the great agencies
provide some special cropa to carry the -D Bpred(ijng diaeaae, especially oonaump*
cows and other stook over the time of short *jjotli
pastures, and during Buoh timo it will   pay
growing things do best under best  conditions.
Cattle may grow as fat on one kind of
food as on another, but olean, sweet grain
will produce the best meat. It requires
good food to make good beef or good pork,
and theu a varied ration witl do betttr in
thia respect than any oue graiu only.
It ia eaay to ruin digeation and health by
a little carelessness in over-feeding young
nnimala,and yet full nourishment for them,
in order to get them well atarted,
necessary, but avoid the on? extreme aa
carefully aa you would the other.
Live stock of some sort will add in the
profit of every farm, however small it m��y
be, If nothing more, try one d..iry oow aa
an experiment, and remember that one
well kept will yield a profit, when a half
dozen indifferently cared for will not.
Ten acres of ensilage corn will, if out at
the right time and put into a good silo,
help you to solve the problem aa to how
Btock may be kept profitably. Though all
tho land be turned to pasture and ensilage
and be fed to atock, it is no unwise proceeding.
If pure brad caUie*hreedcrB will make
steers of their bulls, they will oasily soil
them for beef for $75 ; then there will bo
no complaints of the cattle not paying. It
ia cheapc-r to toll steer ��� at $75 than bulla at
$100, and while we need moro pure bred
bulls, if the bulla do not pay the pure bred
steers will.
Calico was made in Calicut, India, as
early as 1498
One-eighth ofthe population of Great Britain is in London.
Broadcloth, so called from its width, was
first mado in England.
The number of haira on an adult's head
usually ranges from 128,000 to 150,000.
Mail bags oan now be taken on and delivered from trains running 60 miles an
The wars of the laat seventy years have
coat Russia $1,775,000,000,and tho lives of
664,000 men.
The only European oountry that has suffered from depopulation in the present century is Ireland.
The two longest words in the Century
dictionary are "palatopharingeolaryngeal'
and "tranRflubaUntiationali.it."
The emigration from Ireland lut year is
the lowest recorded since the collection
of returns commenced in 1851,
Tbe cost of an Armstrong steel gun is es
ttmated at $500 for each ton of weight ; of
ft Krupp gun, $900 ; of a Whitworih gun,
The court records of Stafford county, Va.,
date back to 1699. Tbe writing of the oldest document is as diatinot as the day it
was traced.
Ihere iB a monster tree growing near
Santa Marie de Tule, Mexico, which is less
than 100 feet in height, but L more than
fifty feet in diameter.
High-grade microscopes are said to make
tho human skin appear like a section from
a fiah��� showiug thousands of minute scales,
each overlapping the others,
A recent advertisement in a country
paper readB thuB : "For sale���A bull-
terrier dog, 2 yeara old, will eat anything,
vory fond of ohildren. Apply at this
The largest department store in the
world is to be huilt in New York with
Chicago capital. The site alono for this
store coat about $7,000,000, and it will
ocoupy parte of three blocks.
England,according to the navy estimates,
intends to build next year ten new first*
class battle ships, six first.olaas, thirteen
second and third class cruisers, aod from
forty-five to fifty torpedo-boat destroyers.
Ladies who kies their pet dogs are warned
by no less an authority than Dr. Megntn,
wo Pretty Quilt Blocks.
Thia calico butterfly ahould  be of dark
material inserted iu a light background, or
light in a dark background.   In the other
design, three different materials should be
used, the star at the centre being embroid-
ored with needle and thread.   In the block
to keep the oows in   a  darkened  stable
through the heat of the day and feed them
A contract haa been made for the construction of the railroad from Keueh to
Assouan in Egypt, to be completed by the
i continuous line from Alexandria to the First
Recent statistioa aa to the publio librari-. a
ofthe United States show that Massuchu
thmTtta. -ft.- th.y .�� milked .t  light ��-*��'*-,�� ^   * "^HherTbeT
turn them out to pasture.
Oats and peas make one of the best soiling crops we have ever tried. Aa aoou aa
the ground oan be worked in apring, make
two inohea at the top rather fine bo that
the pcaa when plowed under will lio in fine j aetts ranka firat with '212 free public
aoil and not among lamps. Sow one and a : libraries, with a total of 2,7lK),000 volumes,
half buahela of Canadian field pcaa to the | or, 1,223 volumes to evory 1,000 of the
acre, broadcast, aud plow them under four j atato'e population.
inches deep; then bow one and a half bush* In the forthcoming Auatrain north pole
els of oata on the aurface and harrow them expedition, undertaken by the artist and
iu. When in bloom bet/in to out and feed explorer, Julius Payer, a woman haa vol*
green. When they become too ripe out unteered and haa been accepted aB one of
the balance, if there ia any, threah and I the crew. She will travel incognito until
grind.   Oat and pea meal is very  rich   in < the pole is reached,
protein and the very beat kind of meal we
ever fed a dairy oow.
There should be a piece of clover somewhere near the barn from whioh to feed early
in June, if needed ; this will ba ready to
feed early and will last until the first sowing of oats and peas are ready, and by the
way, tt ia best to have two sowings of oats
and peas. Sow them about two weeka
apart. By doing this the orop will laat
until the sweet corn is ready.
But little land and not muoh extra labor
is required to have an abundance of good
feed tor the cows when they are in suoh
need of it. It is always best of oourse to
feed theae soiling crops in the stables where
eaoh oow will get her share and itcan be fed
with a minimum of waste, but if it must be
fed outside, feed in rackB and not on the
ground to be trampled on and wanted.
Stock Notes.
Good stock and low prices wilt give better
results than poor atook and good prices.
Now is the time to buy good breeding Btock
at reasonable rates, and we should loae no
opportunity for improvement if wo are to '
stay in the businesa at all.
The oldest living subject of Queen Via*
torin is said to be a Mr*. McLaughlin, of
Limavaddy, Ireland, the home of Thackeray's famous "I'eg." She is said to be in
her 11 Ith year aud to be in full possession
of atl her faculties,
Joshua H. Stover, of Staunton, Va., haa
been Bon ten ced tothe penitentiary for life
for stealing three and a half pounds of bacon
worth thirty-oven and one-half cents.
Stover is a white man, a carpenter and a
confirmed thief.
Nothing to Live For.
Friend���I hear that   Mr.   Boaster,
oldest inhabitant, is sick.
Doctor���He is, and I fear that I can do
nothiug tor him. He cannot remember a
winter to match this one, and he seems to
havo loat all interest in life,
A lapidary in London found a tiny amethyst imbedded in the **ery centre of a nine
karat diamond which he had beeu employed
to cut. There ia no record of any auoh
thing having previously happened iu the
history of diamond cutting,
Count Schouvaloff, the new viceroy of
Poland, has issued an order allowing Poles
In addition toother   thoughtful thinga to send telegraphic dispatches in their own
done for the hoga and  their comfort, give 'aD��Wk   During   the   regime   of   Gnu,
,    ,     .,.          ,    ,       ,           B Gourko the vernacular waa forbidden as a
thim aheda which are high and oapable of telegraphic medium.and the majority of the
admitting   plenty   of   freah   air.     It   is Polos were ignorant of Russian aa a written
essential to the beat  thrift.   All   living, language.
from whioh this picture ia taken, the aquare
blook or frame is of black silk, the oirole
striped (the stripes radiating from the centre) and the remaining portion green, the
central embroidery being in orange-colored
Overshoes and Darning.
Oh, how muddy my rubbers are," exclaimed Mrs. Price, as he pulled off the
offending articles before entering the door
Mrs. Peters held invitingly open,
" I washed them off only this morning/
Bhe continued, " but it does little good this
"I find it is a great mistake to wash good
rubbers," remarked Mra. Peters as they
iat down. " I used to do it, but I have
found a better way."
" Do let ine have the benefit of your ex*
porieuce," exclaimed Mra, Prioe. " 1 have
sometimes thought soap injured the rubbers,
but 1 felt obliged to use it,"
41 The beat way is to allow the overshoe
to become thoroughly dry. Then brush
free from dust and mud and rub over with
vaseline. This cleans them and also makes
the surface more impervious to water,"
" Well, I shall try that plan to-day,
May I ask what you are doing ?" ahe broke
off abruptly, watching her friend, who
seemed to be carefully drawing threads
from the edge of a napkin she was about to
"Thia napkin waa not out quite straight;
I always save such threads to darn worn
places with. It allows much less than when
done with ordinary thread."
" That is an idea which I had not heard
of," said Mrs. Price.
" It is one which can be applied to other
articles as well," answered Mrs. Peters.
" Rents in dreases and even carpets ; the
darn will often be almost invisible wheu
done with threads drawn from the material."
" Well, I have learned bo much from you
i am going to tell one thing I have learned
from experience. My huaband haa oome
very near loaing his temper several times
over having the buttonholes of hia collars
starched eo stiff. He has broken hia finger
nails trying to button them eto. But I
havo fouud a way to gain his gratitude."
" What ia it ?" aaked Mrs. Petera with
" Dip the first two fingers and thumb
into water and knead the buttonholes for
about two Beconda. The starch is out of
that spot and the remainder of the oollar is
not ali'ected."
" I am sure that is well worth knowing,
Mrs. Price."
" Theu we have both gained something
to-day," was the anawer.
Suet Podding.��� Ingredientat Oue-half
pint beef suet, chopped fine, one-half pint
molasses, one-half pint milk, one-half pint
raisins or currants, or both. (A part of
the fruit may be figs and prunes out in bits)
One teaspoon sn.lt, one teaspoon soda mixed
with the molasses, one pint breadcrumbs
(dry), one pint graham Hour, and two egga.
Steam three hours or bake two. Mat with
a lemon sauce.
Pudding Sauce.���One pint water made
into a smooth atarch with a heaping table-
Bpoon of Hour. Cook ten minutea, atriin if
neceBBary, sweet* n to taate, and pour on it
one tableapoon of butter and juice of a lemon
or other flavoring. If lomon ia not used,
add one tablespoon  vinegar.    This can   be
lade richer by using mure butter and sugar;
stir them to n cream with the flavoring
then add the atarch. Theae recipes are
given by Mra. Mary Hinman Al el and may
therefore be relied on.
Individual Bread Puddings.���Cut smal
round loaves of bread into quarters, or use
biscuits. Soak in a mixture of four egga
whites and yolks beaten separately, and
added to one pint of milk with a little
sugar and nutmeg. When they have absorb
ed all they will without breaking, drain
and bake in alow  oven to  a nice  brown,
apreading a little batter ever onoe or twice
at the last. This disk oan be made very
pretty by putting ourrants in tbe holes
around the top and sticking in pieces of
blanched almonds, and lhe most inveterate
hater of bread puddmga will not know
what he is eating.
"Doea thia roof leak always?" Agent���
"Oh, no, ma'am ; only when it rains.'
"Yes," aaid the tree, "1 suppose I'm
ready, so tar as my funk goea ; but I've
decided nnt to leave until spring."
Borrowoll���"Whu would you do if you
were me?" Buagins���"Pay myself the $10
you owe me."
Customer���"Why do youoall this electric
cake?" Baker'a boy���" I 'apoBe becuz it
haa currants in it."
Ethel���"Have you any very expensive
tastes, Charlie!" Charlie���"Well, I don't
kuow���I'm very fond of you."
Miss Old���"I would never get married
if I had to ask the man." Miss Peart���
Maybe you wouldn't theu,"
Bell���"Was Georgo very much cast down
after he apoke to your father?" Nell���
"Yes j three flights of stairs,"
"Can this person's word be depended
upon?" "Heavens, yea I Yon oan bank on
it that he'll never tell the truth."
Butler���"I may be poor, but there was
a time when I rode in a carriage." Cook
i��� "Yea, and your mother pushed it."
"What the new woman wants to learn,"
saya the Manayuuk philosopher, "is to buy
a larger shoe snd a smaller hat."
Lady (artist)���"Have yon noticed the
new art movement in show bills?" Philistine���"Yes, but if that is art, I am a fool."
Lady���"It ia art."
Burglar (juat acquitted, to his counsel)���
"I will shortly call and Bee you at your
office, sir." "Very good; but in the day
time please."
"Here is Col, Jioks. He wanta you to
explain the financial question to him ?"
"Certainly, colonel. Can you lend me
$10 ?"
Hiland���"My horse is the most intelligent animal I know." Harket���"Go on I"
Hiland���"He's away up in gee."
Spoons���"And will my ducky trust me
in everything when wo are married I" She
���"Everything, Algy, provided you don't
ask for a night key."
Mrs. Poore��� "Jabez, why do they say
hush money ?" Mr. Poore���"I don't know
Marindy, unless it is that money talks."
"Scaggs is getting fat,"flaid Willoughby.
"He's developed a double chin." "Well,
he needed it, Baid Pardons, "His original
chin waa overworked."
Aunt Roaa���"Well Juanito, what would
you like to be when you are grown up ?"
Juanito (whose parents are very striotj"l'd
like to be an orphan."
Mrs, Mealer���"I am aorry to aay.the tea
is all exhausted."   Crusty Boarder���"I am
not surprised.   It has been very weak fur
some time."
My landlady's daughter bas a wheel,
And down the street ahe flies;
Meanwhile the dear old girl heraelf
Gives us pneumatic pies.
Maud���"And Mr. Meanitall   really said
that I was   better  looking  than   ever?"
Marie (wickedly)���"No, dear. He simply
said you were looking better."
"What, you are going to ask your em*
ployer for his daughter's hand 7 Suppoae
he should kick you out ?" "Oh, I have
already secured another place."
"Mrs, Talker iB a very obedient woman.'*
"All I ever noticed about her is that she is
an awful gossip." "That's why. What
you tell her goes."
Pertly���"There is one thing which I have
to say in favor of the win 1 when it whistles." Dullhead���"What's that ?" Pertly
���"It never whistles popular airs."
Mrs. Strongmind���"If women would
only stand shoulder to shoulder, they
would soon win the suffrage." Dr. Gully
���"But, madam, that is something they
can't do with tbe present style in sleeves."
Jaok���"Madge has beautiful hair, hain't
Bhe?" Nell���"Yes ; Bhe gets that from
her mother." Jaok���"I didn't know ber
mother had hair of that oolor." Nell���."Oh,
yes 1   She has all kinds in her store."
Bjonea (very parsimoniously) ���"It jb a
great comfort to me to reflect that time is
money," Browne���"Why ?" "Whenever
I want to be particularly liberal to my
friends I go out and bpend some tima with
Weary Walker���"Say, mister, gimme a
dime," Dignified Wayfarer���."Give you a
dime 1 I think you are more in need of
manners thun money." Weary Walker���
"Well, I struck yer fer what I thought ye
had moat uv,''
Half the world ia laughing
While the other half's in tears ;
But ut least we aneeze together
Wheu the jocund spring appears,
"Pieaao, ma'arn," said tho cook, "I'd like
to give you a week'a notice.1' "Why, Mary,,
thia ia a great surprise. Do you hope to
better yourself ?" "Well, no, not exactly
that," answered Mary, with a blush, "I'm
going to got married,"
Mrs. Peck���" Thia paper saya that a aea
captain aays that in times of great disaster
women are more cool than men. "Mr, N.
Peck--"I have aeen instauceB of it,"
"You? I'd like to kuow when," "Wheu
they were getting married."
He bangs tbe door to show his spite,
The hateful man, he does not care,
And she, to make things even quite,
Goes right upstaira aud bungs her hair.
"What aro they going to call your new
brother, Jaok?'' "Oh, I don't know���Jack,
I gueaa." "But that's your name." "That
doesn't makeany difference. It was papa's
before I had it. Pa and ma have a way of
makin ua boya ubo up old things."
"But," objected her father, "you are
financially worthless, while my daughter���"
"lhe way to fix that," interrupted the
suitor, "is to arrange a bUmetallio conference, and devise aome way to put me on a
financial parity as a circulating medium."
"Hypnotism," said the professor, "in
our present state of knowledge, muy be defined aa the power exerted by ono person
over the mind of anotl er." "Why," giggled
the fluffy girl, "that is just the same aa
falling in love." "I said 'mind,' my dear
young lady," retorted tho protestor.
The Reason.
Grandma Gruff said a curious thing :
JBoyamay whistle, but girls must slog,"
'hat's tho very thins I Iwjard her say
To Kate, no longer than yesterday.
"Boys may whistle."   Of coarse they may,
If they pucker their lip*- tho pro* or way ;
But for the life of me I cant too
Why Kate can't whistle as woll as me.
"Boys may whistle, hut girls muat sing."
Now lcoll thata curious thing.
If hoys cun whistle, why can t girts, tool
It'a the cosiest thing in the world to do.
So if the boya can whUtle and do it well.
Why cannot girls���wiil soineb' dy tell I
Why can't Ihey do whnt a boy can dol
That ii tho thing 1 should liko to Know.
I went to father and -v-ki-d him why
GtrlS couldn't whistle us woll as I,
And ho said, "The reason that girls must sing
Is because u girl'H a siug-nlur thing."
And grandma laughod till I knew she'd ache
When I sun! 1 thorn-lit it all a mistake
"Never mind, Uttle man," I heard hor say,
"They will make you whistle enough noonday."
Flowers for tne Dead.
"Jennie, did you go in to see Clara Stone
to-day!" asked Mrs, Case, as she and ber
daughter aat by the fire one evening at tbe
close of what bad been a dreary day in
"Dear, no," was the reply} "I forgot all
about it. I met Stacy Moore down town,
and she had ao much to tell me about the
new society the young people of their
churoh were going to bave this winter,
that Clara Stone never entered my mind."
"I'm very sorry," said her mother,
"Vou have always been snch good friends;
it seems too bad now that she is unable tc
go out, and has been since last winter, that
she should be so neglected by so called
"Now really, mother, do you think she
is as badly off as she pretends?"
"Pretends t" exclaimed Mrs. CaBe. "Do
you mean to say that you think Clara ia
pretending to be sick? Then I should
think that one look at her sunken eyes
and hollow cheeka would be answer
" Well, I suppose," said Jennie, " that I
ought to go in, bnt I never have any
Why, Jennie," said her mother, "you
have all there is, and yon find tims to
attend almost every meeting ofthe different
societies to which you belong, and I can't
help but think you ought to go to see
A week passed by, and nothing more
was Baid on the subject, until one evening
Jennie's brother came to the sitting room
door with a paper in his hand and said :
What was Clara Stone's father's name ?"
" John," aaid Jennie.
*' Then Clara'a dead," he replied.
" I don't believe it," cried Jennie. "Give
me that paper." And taking the paper
from his hand she read the notice of her
friend's death. She looked sober as she
returned to her seat and tears filled her
After a moment's silence, she said : " It
does not seem poaaible that it can be Clara,
I should have thought they wonld have aent
me word."
I do not know why they should," Baid
her mother, " you have not been to aee
her in nearly two months, and every time
I have been in there ahe haa looked up
with an expectant air and aaid : * I aurely
thought Jennie would come to-day,' and I
have made excuses for you. There ahe has
lain all the long weary daya, and the most
of nor young friends have proven them*
selveB to be thoae ot summer only, in fact
like the priest and the Levite, have passed
by on tho other Bide,"
Jenuie made no reply, but soon after
aaid " good night" to ber mother and went
to her own room, the next morning at the
breakfast table Jennie said : " I must go
down to tbe florist's and order somo flow*
ers for Clara's funeral,"
In a low tone her brother said : "Neglect for the living and flowers for the
That night as Jenuie aat in her room
after she had aeen all that was mortal oi
her frieud Clara, put from her eight for*
ever, her mother oame in and Bitting down
by her said : " Let this be a lesaon to
you, Jenuie, and learn to do unto othera
as you would have them do to you. Trus
ia not the firat time I have aeen the same
thing done, aud by people oluor than you,
too. They have been ao intimate with
othera in the time of health aud atrength
and when they were overtaken with sick*
ness, and not able to miugle with them in
all their amuaements, they havo lieen left*
alone. Only those who have tried it know
how monotonous lite within four walls can
be, especially if one is well enough to talk
with friends, if thoy would ouly come, and
it adds to the burden of sickuess, howovtr
slight, to feel that you aro not neccasary to
your friends' happinesH, Jennie, remember that ' flowers after death' will not
bring smiles to cold lips, nor cheer hearts
that have stopped boating, aud if ever
again you are tempted to ncglcet your
friends in the time of trouble remember
this little verse:
" ' TIh easy tobe gentle when
Denth's silence lames our clamor,
And easy to discern tho best
Through memory's myrtle glamor t
But wise it were for thee nnd uio,
Ere love Is pa-t forgiving,
To tnke Ihe tender lesson bomo -
Ilo kinder to tho living.'"
Couldn't Tell Hei' All.
Harold, she said, the letter you wrote me
while you were out of the city was beautiful,  I was proud to receive it.
Woro you, he responded, his eyea glowing with pleasure.
Yes. And yet���I could uot help feeling
that it was not yourself,
Didn't you recognize tho handwriting ?
Yea, But 1 felt that you were not speak-
ini* to me juat as you felt���that there were
thinga in your mind which you did not
Oh���er���of courae. It waa certainly
clever of you to discover that. You see, I
couldn't tell you all that --/as iv my mind.
I wrote that letter with a fountain pen. THE WEEKLY  NEWS,   MAY 7, 1895,
Published Every  Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney, Editor.
Ono Year       "T'.'O"
SiK Monllis      fi
Single Copy     00*
to the south of us is by far tlie largest
but this condiiion will rapidly change.
Besides the southern part has been
recognised in various ways, the cilies
by large, cosily public buildings, and
the farming section demands that ils interests shall be considered.
We trust our member .Mr Haslam,
will give Ihis subject his ailtention.
Since his election about all Ihis par,
of Vancouver lsl��nd has asked for has
been lhe establishment of two or three
small post offices. Here is an opporlu.
nity now o'fered where br not only this
mav be
ol the
bol the 1 iv ne wet bell
benefited., ., ol this  p.n
hitherlo neglected,   be
One tnoh poryoiu   $12011
..   ..  month        I'iO
elrchthool  povyoar    8*1 wi
fourth     ������''  -
nook, .. lino          wim
l.iail  uo*.lsQS,por linu           '-'"
Hy !���'. 11. Snillh, H.Sc., Cl!
TheQId KeLiablg.
Anything you purchase at our store can be thoroughly relied upon as first class  in every partic
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
SloairS- Scott.
Notices   of  Births,   Marriages
Deaths* 50 cents cadi insertion.
It was m -ntinnetl tn tlie las' trticle ihn
, tln-i one would cont-ii-i a   shnvi  svimpsu
No Atlvettisnicnt inserted for Icsa than j nj {\,c opinions of several tiulliontics 01
50 cents.
vertising A.i?ent, 91 Merchants'
Exchange, San Francisco, is our authorized agent. This papal- is kept
on file in his office.
Tuesday, lay I 1895,
; thc formation nf coal,   Now when
j ngisU attempt lo explain tie formatii.n of
coM ihey are led m  infer man,* change*.
I of level in the land,  and  tlii**. Imiuch of
-. ._.__.���_.... ..__..    .inquiry u attended with many difficulties.
Ir ...      .       ,   n.  -,     .     .,   The sintistone, shale and limestone must
Ui    vortiwnf? Animt, fU   M'^.n.ar;  LH hf|ve been  formed   under water  and
die co.il oi land, or nilher in swampy
sop. For. the geologist or thc reader tc
��� horo'U'h.y comprehend this change in
I 'evel is very nigh impossible, but with the
I fiiith of the scienti t 'ic can readily im*
| agine it if ho considers what mighty for*-
- have been at work. The earth ai
the betfini-in*.-; was practically n molien
viscous mass and gndually cooled
from 'he ont-ide toward thc centre, leav
ing Iftrjje lakes nf molteii matter ai some
distance frnm thet ulsidc. These mo!ti n
lakes usually run round ihe sphere in
lines, as can he seen at thc prc-enl tin il"
i the extant volcanoes arc studied, In
coo'taff it is well known that contraction
takes place, nnd as -ohn as some | art of
the earth's -outer crust is hound to give
wav, and degression could take place,
i Again, another cause of difference ol
level can be obtained hy intrusion of
i from below, e'evated by the great
pressure of gasseous matter given nlT
from volatile sub***tan(X5 Thc surface
ilso shows elevation and depression from
the disintegration of other rock?, one aiea
! being depressed bv rienudat'on, whilt
rauguan Canal will be of great interest lo an adj(tccnt one is 1 eing el -\- tied. Tic
British Columbia. | generally accepted idea of the fcrmiitioi:
  ] of coal is from the der lying of vegetab'e
j matter or wood; find thi ��� theory we might
The fearful charge is made thnt Miss   say is thoroughly substantiated by thcaiil
Could did all tli2 courting nnd then en- I ofthe micr .scope     li' then slices ufcoii
are examined under Lhe microscope, tra
ajsis with us nowSg
i / SJ. /J/J~
^y^jv^vyvaa --- *a*��-v--a-*i->--��-- For those who want
-,'��� % ���'.; ���'���'-:'���"���'���-    ��� .*V'"1 %'."$. :S"y5 aom9thi:ip;no'jby,
UALL   AND otb   Uo we submit
21 jfinc 'iltnc ot SulHltflS
LA WSON ��jf  McLKOl), dunne block
Riverside Hote^
There must be no catering to church i
influence for political   ends.     Do what !
is   right   and   abide   the   result.     Any
other course deserves condemnation,
Good character always creates a pre
sumption nf innocence in the public
mind; a bad reputation makes it easy
tn believe a distinct charge of wrong
The ennc'usions of commissioners appointed by the American government to
investigate and report npon thc   Nicar*
trapped poor Cout-it Castellane into a
marriage under the supposition that he
would receive a cash bonus, so to speak*
of $3,000,000 nr si. It terns nut, however that he his gotton only a beggarly
pittance of $25,000 and thc balance is
held as a guarrantee that he proper!*
behave himself, all of which'shows that
she is as businesslike as her lamented
The resolutions passed by the Victoria ���
Hoard of Trade endorsing the application j
of the E. & N. Railway Co. for the usual
aid granted other railways, from the I)n j
minion Government, for the extension of,
the road from Wellington to Comox is
timely.   Other Hoards of Trade through  j
rei of vegetable t'ssucs can in most casi
be made our.   This points to the vegetable origin of cnal, and ibe indication is
upporied by ti.e numerous fern leaves,
stem;, bark and olher pans of plant*
which are found in .and associated with
coa1, The chemical composition nl uku
V-o'licwsi!** relation to vegetable niat
ier; and cnal like uo id con -i t- ol ciilna
hydrogen, and oxygen, together wilh
some earthy substances ivhichconsiituie
ihc ash in each cise. In the conversion
nf vegetable mailer ur wood into coa".
pari of the hydrogen is eliminated wilh
carbon as firedamp nr harsh ���.ii-; ( C.
H.4) a part untie* wilh on gen In firm
water, and part of the remaining oxygen
uniies with carbon 10 I'.iim rarb micacid.
These chemical changes taking place
In lh<: vegetab'e matter and  eliminate;',
frn-. a peat, losing m ire iflhe.ihnie
chemical combinations, tiie peat b comes
,1 lignite, and still losing carbonic acid,
water, and mar-.li ga-i, the litjni.e is trans
commit mm.
co'-^r^.'r'zzxTJLur, -s.c.
Tho'ending hotel in Comox district
Now nnd hor.usr.mely furnished,
dxcellont hunting and Ashing close
to town. Tourists cun depend on
ui-iit-clsisr: aocomraodation. Eensona-
b'.e ratus. Ear supplied with tht
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Piopr.
, . j fnrme.'l in:o llie orcliniirv hiiuniiumiscial.
out the province are expected to units m Co il, therefore, is .. .1 in its primitive
ilns reasonable demand I'lie sum of Unite, but hns gore thrintgh quite 11 ntmi-
$3,200per mile has been ("runted 10 otli : ber nf chemical changes find cnnsolidnt-
er similar enterprises, and fair play re- ed by Ihc pies-.urc ofa superjacent simi-
.,   ...      ��� ... ,r   um nnd assisted   also   by  the   pressure
quires that it be given  in  this cane.   Ifi-,.om |,c|mv
granted work on the road we are assured The drift theory for the deposition of
will begin without delay, ll wiil be of coal has been propounded; b some that
untold advantage 10 this section and our I >'ls l'"l'mf*a   "V  dilTcrftnt   currents, ihe
Rob-i I J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, STanaimo
Dealer in llie following Bicycles:
II. I'. Davis ofToronln
English Wheels, llcaslnn, lltimbei
Rudge, New Hove aod Whilwonh. \Vi:i
sell on installment plan or bin discount
lor cash, ''arts sup| lied ��� Repairing n
Specialty,   (beat Reduction i,. Prices.
r. o, iiuAWhut 18.
Oil BMnir Ave,, Union
Opposite thk NEWS office
Where 1 am prepared to do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron woik
Job work
AND    Repairing
And will endeavor to give atiafaction and
hope to receive
a fair share of p   J-T   TarkP11
public pttronagcA-" -1* l ���  l cl1 I--**-*',
Ibrmed   by  diiTerent
wood being  carried  down  into a great
lake hv   streams; then after the formation of lhe coal   bed   the   detritus from
[ oiher rocks washed d mm and formed the
sandstone strata, and so on alternately.
This theory mav hold good io a certain
j extent in the forma'ion  of cannel  coal
which is compact.   Again at ihe ex'rem-
,, ,-.*    * ��� 1  ,     i*       ���     ity of the cannel coal   strata   is   found n
Coniox District, notwithstanding its ^d nf b|(lckb!intl iron-none, and
importance, his received very little at further on still a stratum of oil shales.
tention from the Dominion government. \ Hut to dispel the idea nf thr* drift   theory
member will doubtless clo what lie can to
make the application a success.
Of course we have not been entirely
overlooked, and have had accorded us
a weekly mail! There are now fully
3.500 people in the district not counting
thc Indians. Wc are in thc centre or
heart of Vancouver Island, mice a
colony of itself. We h ive here nne oi
the best agricultural districts on th'*
coast. Our climate is radically different
along the const from what it is inland,
and our fruit trees, vegetables and grains
require to be selected with special reference 10 thc conditions of soil and climate which prevail here. For these
reasons an Agricultural Experiment sta
tion should be located in the Cjidx valley. There is one for the Mainland
which is of comparatively little value to
us, and another should be stationed on
this Umpire "island of ours; and as a
matter of course, Comox from its
geographical situation, and agricul-
tura importance is the best place
for it. It is needed here, and at this
point would accommodate the moist
belt of thc province. Coniox valley is
equi-distant between thc north and south
limits of our agricultural area. It is
true that the area of farm* in cultivation
in   the  foi
there  are
purity of the cn,il
extr meous stibstai
ial from which en i
ed, it mast assurer,
giderablo amount
f bituminous  emu.
objections,    (i) Thc
ind its   freedom   from
ices.    Had the mater-
! is formed been  drift*
Ily have acquit ed a con
of fin-ign   matter   in
lraii*it, but we find most ofthe extensive
1 coal seams ent'irelv U-fo.   from such   ad*
i mix-tire*!,    (2)    The    general   uniform
j thickness fif coal   scams    precludes   the
supposition of drill, and ihc specific jjrav*
. ilii-s of of floating masses would have
caused   a different   result.   (3) It would
1 lake a very consitlcrab'c sized stream lo
I transport the amount ol wood to form the
existing cod beds, as it takes about  four
parts wood to form one part of coal.   (4)
The preservation of many parts of the
original vegetation, the perfect  condition
of steins of trees standing erect, also ferns
and leaves which would all naturally  be
destroyed   by   a   heavy   drift.    {5) The
chemical objection is about the strongest
as the transformation would   scarcely be
possible in dr-fdnq  m isses.   The   main
idea to be borne in mind in the formation
of coal is the climatical condition   of the
pciod to produce such a   luxuriant   and
profuse vegetab'e growth. Many graphic
descriptions ha* e been written ofthe coal
period, and  cx*ravagant work done by
the brush ofthe artisi, but wc leave each
reader to cunjure up n climatical and picturesque country of that period to suit
J. A. Cashew
Society     Cards
' d
C-���3 ,
1. 0.   0.  1\, No .u
Union Lodge, I. 0. O. F., meets every
Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
! Hiram Lodge Nfo 14 A.I* .& A.M.JJ.C.K
Conrtenay B.C,
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
I before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
sri?, :e! ���:;���?!
T^ A. R M
Lowest CASH Price
Loynl Sunbeam Lodjic Nn. 100, C. 0.
0. K, meet in tlieii lodge ronin over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday nt 8 p.m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
W.Duncan, Sec.
Cumberland  Encampment
No. Ci,   I. 0. O. 1".,   Union.
Meets l*rst anil third Wedneseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiliti"
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
N.r>.���Ttie charier ol said encampment
wil] tie hold open till the eight of May for
the benefit of those wishing to become
J\ ':'    'I' '>.;'<***H 1.1
*r",'*i*ii>**^V*ij^*'-^'��-r-ji*��**-'{'. ���* '-.-'-T'jic
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jom
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POUTS an piisscnuors
iuul fruiiiht mny offer
Leavo Victoria, Timsiliiy, 7 a, m.
"  Niiiinimi] for Coniox, VV-ednondiiy, J it. in
I.envu Comox for Nunuiiiio,      Fridays, V n,ni
"     Nniiiiiiiio for Viotoria   Satiirdey, 711.111
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street,
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The FamoLS
361 & 3116 HI. Jamos St.
To order
���S2TS Kit ror&amiilos,  Pi-ompt Oolivury.   F'oi
Oct tit   taMC-lltl'L'll.
d.B McLean. Unicn.,
w II tc -ilmsi d u> t-how **.tm|iloa nt nny timo.
Union S<w Mi I.
All Kinds of Rough and
Drts-L-d lumher alv. ays on
lia-.d and delivered at s,hort no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Cram L. Mounce, Hroprs.
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Hiss
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B.C.
T* B. Arris is h iving a cottage erected lor himself on Fernwood  Heights,
Mr. W. J. Jenkins is in charge ofthe
photograph yallery now and can turn out
work equal to the best.   Give him a call.
Neil McFadycn is getting the lumber on his lot on Third St. ( Courtenay
road ) for a two story dwelling.
J. H. Sullivan is neatlv painting Mr.
S. Howell's house on Third St.
Last Tuesday  t'tc'e Chin-mien  hired
from Kilpatrirk'd livery a horse -md bu ��� J
gy. They evid ntly knew as It' tlo ubout
driving as fitbting the   Japs and  were
soon bundled into du: di ch  horse, dri !
vers, buggy, in one sad medley blent.
The \V. C. T. V. will meet Thursday
the 16th iiv-t. at 3 p. ni. at the residence
of Mrs. Robb at Comox.
Mrs. Eric Duncan ha- adopted one of
lhe twin bovs of Mr. J. A. Prilchard ol
the Hay.
A sister of Mr. J. A. Pritchard, from
New We>iminster is hou-sc-kueper for
him now.
Mr. Lawson <f Lawson & McLeod
left Friday for Victoria. He wil pur
chase a stock of yen s' furnishings.
Mr. M. V. Kelly, photographer,
left on the [oan for his home in Tacoma
lie is expected back in the course of two
or three weeks.
Mr. J. Abrams and a number of gentle
men are interesti**.-1 .hcmselvcs in Garvin's springs. There is ;i good flow o'
w iter, and it will keep for years, is so't
and contains many of it e elements of the
most famous waters of tli ��� old world.
Two thousand bottles of the water will
bu distributed, and if it meets with favor
we may expect a sanatorium to be established on the grounds.
The Progressist,'trie ntf\v turret shi|
which h is been chartered bv Mes*-r-
Uunsmuiers for th ir co*il business, is ;.
vessel of 5,100 tons capacity. It is onc 0.
the largest nf the English turret type if
vessels afl a', anil will leave London
fhorllj Im thi 1 oast. The \cssel has ai
entire double bottom on lh*i cellular svs-
tern, and wiih specially s-.ib divided tank
at th*: after en.I, s. that without endaiijjfci
ing th-v-'ss**"! water can he admittted t
coinpenstiie for the c msumption of coul
thus maintaining the trim. There i**
ample space for ihc accommodation ol
the crew in iho tu ret.
TH3    SE A RCH    F OH    FO-JTUtfT*;
Iiy   A.   Ltmlanj.
( Mo 1. )
In earl> days, as old timers affectionately speak 0: 50, 40, and 50 years Ujjo, this
l1 ij(i j .:.> ni ,v ii >.o jew, -t i 1 irge, so n L11
and the treasures of mine, stream, and foi
e*.t so boundless md hue .0 all, that fortune seuinod ouly wailing the stretching
out of the hand to be taken possession ot.
Invigorated with the air from the pin*,
woods and snovv clad m luntains, in.in acquired new energy and con:idence in his
o.vii p )n'ers an.I resources, so that no dit*
ticuily was too greal to surmount, no ef
fort too great to make, and no success,
however wonderful, -.eeuied imposbibla to
attain. Disappointment, failure, wound*-,
MLl-nt-MS, starvation, old age, death, home
lessness, and loneliness were not thought
of. Theae were behind llie curtain ofthe
future. To press on, get there, 10 succeed
at any cost, and in any way, in tne mad
race for wealth, was ihc one idea, lu the
exclusion of of everything else. And some
did succeed beyond their most extra* a-
gant expectations, piled up gold by the
thousands of dollars each day and squalid
ereil ii as lu'dshly each night, thinking
their mine -tus inexhauslable un.il
some numing they a-vokc to Hnd
ihiinselves dead broke. Other folks hunt
ed for fortune, whicli like the ignis f.-tuus
over eluded the grasp, hoping on until
age and infirmities left them broken down
and us ess to themselves and everybody
else. This latter class make up the
great majority of the ranks of the " Old
Timers ;I we read of. They dfop off, one
by one, and thc papers have a passing
notice of another old " Forty-niner" or
Caribooite gone; and the earth closes over
one more ol that great army of adventurers that has ever gone in advance ot
Pacific coast civilization. These old fellows pass on toward die great divide still
dreaming of early days, perhaps with vis
ions beforo their dying eyes of some inexhaustible lead that will realize all their
hopes. - - Memories of the past, some
sweet, some sad, many I' d fain forget, but
like lianqno's ghost "they will not down"
���how they crowd upon one in quick sus-
The spirit of adventure stirred up in the
old land by golden stones from the new,
the patting liomi>ld scenes, companions
and sweethearts, with the promise to return when fortune be made; the voyage
out, and the landing in British Columbia
on an early summer morning, where the
surroundings were so new and strange,
where each man had a more wonderful
stoty than his neignbour of rich strikes,
or the prospects of this or lhat creek or
bar, ancl which the papers published with
numerous embellishments, { for it seemed
the mission ofthe papers in those days to
work up the gold excitement,) ��� what
wonder that a frenzy seized everyone, that
old and steady ways of earning a living
were scorned and that everyone getting
his pack on his back started out into the
wilds in search of fortune?
THE LONG   A 00.
Uy C. Kvuns, Union.
I saw in sleep, at ihe dead of night,
My home of the long ago,
And traced in the glow ofa mystic Hgftt,
The change that passing years do write
On the scenes I used to know.
I met with hearts ?t tho da-id ut night.
Now sundered afar, 1 know;
I saw tbem there in that mystic light,
And my soul was full of the same delight
Of the home of long ago.
1 heard on the wintry breath of nijjht,
O'er the gleam ofthe starlit snou,
The wolf*, lone cry in hts hungry flight,
And felt once more the childish fright,
That or.ee I used oknow.
Then days and words returned lo sight
\\ ill) joys I used to know,
\n-i mother's love with its irue delight
Came back to my soul at the dead of night
With the home ofthe long ago.
I know, if 1 live ihis life aright,
As the changing season*; flow,
From the drifting snow of the mountains
I'll see bv the rijsof a heavenly light,
Eatlh life of the long ago.
Misa B B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting-
Pupils can have free use of 'I'; pewriter
and Piano for practice.
All persons driving over tbe wharf or
bri��Iyt:s in Comnx district luster ill.in a
wall,-, wil! be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Guv. Agent.
My ranch of 160'acres, one mile fiom
,'Jnmnx 11.iy. It hai a Knod house, ban.
hicken hnuse. ami 20 acres of cultivated
and, all in good ccinrlhinh.
J. W. McKenzie, Courtciuv
H. A. Simpson
3n?ristep & Solicitor, No's 2 ik 4
Cor.imerclal Street.
ixji-izjiz.isce,   e. c
xj*trio>T 3. c.
Oickson & Co.,   Props.
?    P 4    -,
Thii Hotel is fitted tip with
a degree of Elegance aiul
regard to Comfort ancl Convenience hitherto unknown
ouuide of the  large  cities.
LiIGiTJORS =-l--*-���!��� =
-JA.1STT3   OXGr���J~,e
Table Unsurpassed
UN 10 V Bakery
Best of Bread,  Cakes   and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be a
Courtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
ancl new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop,
B. C
lessee!   plM-
By the month, $25.
By   tlie   week,   S6
Single nitials, 25 cts.
Tickets  for   21    meals.  i;5Ct
taiaifl Saw Hii
i'ttrjh   ni (i   fin.-.  !
l-ttMl GiilU Dull] !
���'.1 -:w:o���0���
A. HASLA-M, Prop]
(P. 0. Drawer IK.  Tolcplmim Cull, 1 U)
CF A complete stock of Rough anil
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.   Also
���Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows nnd lllind;.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and nil  kinds
of ivotid liiiisliiii;, furnished.
Cedar.  While Pine.   Redwooo.
wc keep
tail Hand
II. J, Theobald,
Sonne and Sign Painter,
Pap-jr-Hanging, Kalsomining
and  Decorating.
All ordera Promptly Attended to
Union, 3. C.
We conduct e\
Undertaking   1
Embalming, and keep a
ry supplies
/ bra ich of the
mess   including
3ES Al-72 *STT1Ij"3 3ES
nt 6t McGregor
i n n J p H ff <rx
.i i E I* ' O \,i >.. V
-ntflinn-  ���*'
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sarsaparella, Chainpsgno Cider, Iron I'lujEijliatcE and Syiups.
'.e.v  of Different  Brands   cf   Lager Beer,   Ku.un liuer and Porter
Agent for tbe Union Brewery Company.
3*B3*i SOLID FOB Ct&SH COSri-,-*r
raa   i
/'""*������   if* <7*   jfJM
S    ti
V'l     ill    J
1  Ij
:ine Ri,?:s at  Rea
NAT, B. C.
Always on Hand,
ffipTniiiff Prnini'til'j Tlnnfi
of Clocks, Watches, Books
End Steiioi'iei'y.
T. D. McLean
UKTIOD.-cr, 33. C.
janiBUniaiKia. ii"L,hi';iin,o.^j       I presume wo have used over
Ei'^^'^*rT''Tfe*'i,^*"*i''*'iaono   hundred  bottles of Piso's
"    xt Ouro   for Consumption  in  my
family,  and   I    am   continually   advising   others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
Jest Com
l)  |  o
O   (  0
I a 1 (,'& 1' l?, ft *fS **���
IM      b *\*ij4*af -->
nntl ]��� ���
I ever used.���~. 0. Miltenberobr, Clarion, Va.,
Deo. 29, 1S04. 1 sell I'iso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dee. 21st, 1894.
Sji.i': ti ilia's  Ijnse  H;ill Supplies.
'   Ik.
by Bennett Sf Grant*    ^0^<���'
Union, B.O. '"; "'
o  | n | n i
270 acres of land .it Oyster River, Tn
be sold cheaply. Apply lo Win. Duncan
1236 1 Sandwlck*P, 0., li. C.
Cash subscriptions received so far arc
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Gleason, $51 W. Roy, $si Dr. Lawrence, $5! L Mounce :iy, J. McKim &
Suns; $2.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. E. I'imbu
ry & Co. 2.50; 0. II. Fechner, $2; T. D.
McLean, $2; W. F. Lawson, $1; R. San
ser, $1; G. H Scoll,$l| I'hosr Horn, $1
Cash, $2
This list will he kept standing nnlil the
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are leceived. Help
along the good i\ork.
Cricket Hats,
Balls, Wickets,
Uatting Gloves,
1.1:1; Gaurds.
Ayros'   Lawn Tennlfi,
Nils. HnllH s RnclieU.
Illee Itmk Tni] s  and
Olay PigeoiiB,
l.'s Golf Clubs nnd Silvertown Balls, -f  Lally's I.across Slicks.
Immense Variety of Fishi :g Tackle,
Goods Liia B:.'.3t     ;* '���;'-    Prices the Lowest
wholesale and hei-ail
CHAS.    E.     TISDALL,   Vancouver.
At tho  Bay, Comox, B. C.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
cf all kinds
Carriage Work 'ind Horseshoe.
ing a specialty
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
��� Phillip Gable nnd Co., Prop's
Easton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI-
CLE for the same money
"Wall, if ever iwo strange gentlcmeu did
live in iuna it'u Mr. Stratton uml Mr.
Brettison," said Mrs. Brade as Bhe reluctantly went back to her lodge. "Nice state
their rooms must be iu ; aad bim onoe no
civil and polite us awkard and grutl an you
Hhe had some cauBe for complaint, liret.-
tisou braving dismissed hor with a request
uot to talk quite bo much.
In spite of tlie woman's declaration of
titration's absence, the old man felt that he
must bu there; and aftor knocking twico,
eaoh time wiih his heart sinking more aiul
more witli dread, ho applied his lips to tho
letter box after forcing open tlie spring
" Stratton, if you are there, f ir Heaven's
sake of on at once I" he whispered loudly,
There was a rustling sound directly, thc
bolt wus hhot back, and Straiten admitted
him, afterward taking a letter from the box,
glancing at it, and thrusting it into his
" That woman said you had gone out,"
said Brettison eagerly. " I wan alarmed. I
thought���how is be V'
Stratton pointed to the chair whore th0
man lay us if asleep.
" Why,   b.*w   haggard you  look," said
Brottison   oxcitediy.     " Has   there
anything the matter ?"
" Nothing   much ; only   1 hav
Struggle   with a madman   who   tried   to
murder me."
������ My dear boy 1"
" It's a fact," said Stratton. " I found
him with that piece of ro��k in his hand,and
about to strike me down,"
He pointed to the massive stone lying on
llie tabic, and then said, smiling :
"I was just in time to save myself."
"Good Heavens !    Was he dangerous for
long ?"
" For  long  enough.    We  had a Bhort
struggle, and he went down with a orash
One moment he was  tremendously strong
the next helpless as a child,  and   he ha
been liku that ever since.    Our plans  must
he altered."
"Js'o, not now," said Brettison decisively,
"The man has been over exoited to-duy.
Your presence steins to have roused up
feelings that havo beeu asleep, l ought not
to have left- you alone with him Come, it
is getting late, We have very fewjmnuua
to snare,"
"Then you mean to go?"
"Ye.-*, 1 mean to go. Yon shall see us to
the Stattou, 1 have no fear of him; ho will
be calm enough with um.''
" Very well," said Stratton, " anything
to get him away from here. If ho keeps on
turning violent' he must be placed under
restraint."   Stratton   opened    the    door,
{ila-.-ed bis traveliug hag outside^ and came
" What doea that mean?" said Brettison,
pniutlug to ihe bag,
1 Mine.    You do not aupj
vou go alone,
I shall lot
Vou cannot go now. T havo managed
him so ton-.' an- 1 ean manage him still."
" Wo shall mias the train," saitl Stratton
quietly; and taking the man's arm he drew
il quietly through his, and aftel pausing to
secure the door, walkod with him down to
the cab, Brettisou following -villi tlie little
They reached lho station within five
minutes of the time, aud soon after were
rattling down to Southampton, Stratton
throwiug himself back in a corner to draw
'eep breath of rebel us they left the busy
to hi led to some nook or other at the foot
of the high clili's, wlj,ere he would sil down,
watched by his attendant���the Breton
woman���while Brettison buBied himself on
the cliffs collecting. I
There was no trouble ; the man grew ���
more apathetic day by day, and Brettieon
tuok care ihu'. his companion should not
oome in contact with bim, for fear of reviving some memory of the paat and caus-
ing a scene.
"And ho is so good aud patient, m'aien,"
the nurse would say, looking up from the
knitting over which she was busy ; "und
he is growing well and strong, oh, so fast.
H is our beautiful bay, monsieur. Yes,
everyone growa Btrong uud well hore,"
She nodded as If there was n* contradicting this, and Brettison went in search of
Stratton with a bunch of plants in Iub
hand, and curiously puzzled look in his
"Supposo he doos get well and strong,"
ho thought lo himself, "I ought to be
glad, but am not,"
Ht* fouud Stratton sitting back, with his
should.*rs against the cliff, dreaming of the
future, more at nut than be had been for
months, and as Brettison drew  near  ho
brightened a little, and smiled.    For the
nurse's words applied to hiB friend as well,
and he wan certainly growing stronger and
bettor.    A healthy brown was coming into
his face, and in spite of the dreamy reverie
i which he plungod, a more even balauoe
��� ooming to his mind,
One    must   reckon    ono againat   tbe
other," Brettison said to himself.
As the daya glided by, and they gained
confidence from their charge's dull, dreamy
aondttion-, Brettison proposed, and Stratton readily agreed, to mako little ex-
excursions with him inland, or along the
coast to some of the quaint villages, or!
antique���BO'Oalled Druidioal���remains (and '
after eaoh trip they returned to find nurse
and patient just as they had leftthom. The
confidence increased, and it became evident
Lhat Stratton had only to keep away for
t heir charge to go on in bis old vacant manner
from day to day. His habits were simple
and full of self-indulgence, it there could
bo any enjoyment to u mind so blank. Ho
rose late, miu wer.t to bed Boon after biui*
do ivn.and the eveulnga were looked forward
tn by Stratton and Brettison for their
quiet dinner at the little inn where Stratton
Hero, as they sat over thoir wines and
had cigars, watching tiie evening skies and
the glorious star-gemmed Bea, a feeling of
rest Jul ness came over them,and they leaned
buck with the fdeling of convalescents
whose wounds wero healing fast, after they
had been very nearly io thc gules of
It was a marvel to Stratton as he recalled tbe past, and, as he sat gazing from the
open window or strolled out upon the dusty
d**, he wondered that he could feel so
well. In fact a sensation of annoyance
attacked him, for he fell guilty and faithless, a traitor to the past, and strove to
resume his old cloak of sadnssi, but it
would mn con.o
"Malcolm, my 1 id," said Brettison one
evening as ho leaned forward ami laid his
hand upon tlie young man'a arm, " we are
going to bave restaud peace again. Thank
Heaven, you arc growing liko your old
"Rost and peace with thai mau yonder," said Stratton bitterly,
11 Hah ! That will not do, Now you're
gone back tothe eld style. Let lhat bo,
and wait for the future lo unroll itself.
The man does not trouble ub, and seems [
hardly likely to, and we have the satisfaction of kuowing that wo are working for
someone else's peace of mind. Von must
not destroy what it is that has given you
the rest you enjoy,"
Stratton was silent fora few moments,
and sat gazing out to Bea,where the lanterns
of the passing boat and yacht slowly ruso
aud fell on the gently heaving sea.
"And who could help feeling restful in
such a place as this? Kven I, old and worn
out as I am, enjoy the oalm, languorous,
peaceful sensation  which steals over mo.
(own behind, and taking out his letter, but | Very disloyal, my dear boy���un-English tn
a dftgree���hut there Is something in these
places that one cannot get ut homo.1'
Yes, I own to it," said Stratlon after a
pause : "one feels safe ashore after tho
perils of a menial wreck ; but there are
moments, old fellow, whrm I shrink and
shiver, for it is as if a wave were noiseless-
ly approaching to curl over and sweep one
back iuto the dark waters."
"Stuff J that's all past," said Brettison,
lighting a fresh cigar. "Hero we are ina
iovely place, and with only ono care���which
wo depute to a nurse. Let's eat and drink
our till of the peace that has come to ns."
"But it oannot go on. Brettison," said
Stratton solemnly. "It must have an end."
" Yes ; an end conies to all things, boy.
I shall die before long, but why should I
ail and brood upon lhat? Let's thankfully
accept the good with tho ill���no, not the
ill," he said fohumly : "death is not an
evil.    It is only made ao by man."
" But we cannot go ou staying here, said
Stratton with energy,
" Why not?"
"Oh, there arc a do/en reasons, My
work, for one."
" Nonsense! Sink your pride and grow
strong and well. 1 have plenty for both ol
ua, my boy.'"
"And do you think 1 shall settle down
io such a life an that, Bre'tiaon? No ; you
know me better."
The old man was silent for a few minutea.
"Yes," he said it laat t "1 expected
:. ou to h; ,e.i k like this, but it is only absurd
"I have not much left me in lifo," said
Stratton quietly us lie roeo from the seat he
had oooupied,    "Let me enjoy that,"
Brettison made no reply. Ho was pained and yet pleased as he sat hack and saw
through tho --moke of his cigar the dim
figure of his companion pas** and go down
toward the soa, gradually growing more
indistinct, till the darknesa swallowed
only to   glance  at  lho   handwriting,   and
thrust it back.
Their prisoner sunk buck to sleep heavily, and he was still in a drewsy state as
they went on board, lying down quietly
enough in his berth, where they left him
and went on deck as soon as thoy were well
DUt of the dock,
"Safe I" suid Stratton exultingly. "Now,
lireitison, that man must never see England again."
They reached Jersey in due time, and
next morning were In St. Malo, where they
stayed two days, making inquiries which
resulted in their taking a bout and being
landed twenty miles along the coast at a
picturesque, old-world fishing village���St,
Oarven's���where, lodgings being found,
tliey both drew breath more freely, feeling
at ease now���their companion having set*
lied down into a calm, apathetic stato, apparently oblivious of ull that went on
around him.
It was hard lo believe that the dull
vacant-looking man was tho samo being as
the onc with whom Stratton hud had hie
late terrible encounter ; for in spile of lhe
light, indifferent way in whlon ho had
treated it to his friend, none knew hotter
than he that bo had been within an inch
of losing his life. It was hard even to
Stratton, and as the days glided by in the
peaceful culm of tho liny bay, with its
groups of fishermen ami women on the soft
while Bauds, or wading into the char bluo
water to reach their boata, tho surroundings made the place a pleasant odsIh in the
desert of bis life. Thc rest was Bweet snd
languorouB, aud ho passed hia time now
strolling out on the dry, warm Bands,
thinking, now high up ou iho grassy top
of tbe cliff, where lie oould look down on
people enjoying their seaside life,
At times ho would go out with Rome of
tho fishermen, who readily welcomed tho
English atiauger, and talked to him in u
formal, grave way, and in French, that he
found It hard to follow.
Meanwhile Brottiaon had hunted out a
brawny pleasant-faced fisherman's wife,
who had been pointed out to him as an ablo
nurse, aud placed their charge in her care
- he ex-conviot obeying her lightest sign
aiM giving, little troublo, Buffering himself
There was a feeling in tho air along that
������dark   ahore    whioh   accorded   well   with
Su at ton's sensations. The solemn melancholy ol the place waB calming ; and ai he
Watched the sheet of spangled gold beforo
him Bo[tIy heaving and appearing to aend
the star reflections sweeping at laBt in a
golden oream upou tbe Bands, life seemed, i
after all, worth living, and ins cares and
sufferings petty and contemptible.
He wandered ou close hy the aea, where
it broke gently in phosphorescent spray,
till he waa abreast of the cottage under tho
cliff where Brettison lodged with their
charge. There wai a feobie light burning,
and it shed out its glow through the open
door, while lamps glimmered from higher
up the clitt, where threo or four miniature
chateaux, the properly o: Parisians���let to
visitors to the lovely little fishing village-
were snugly ensconced in the sheltering
There were voices just above tha cottage,
and a woman's speaking volubly, aud be
fancied he recognized that of the nurse, but
lett that she would hardly have left hor
patient, though there was no reason why
Bhe should not, foi Barron would have been
in bed an hour ur two, and ib was absurd
to expect her to be always on the watch.
Stratton felt, a strong desire, almost
Irresistible, as he gazed at the light from
lho cottage door, to go up, enter,- and gaze
at the man who had come between him and
happiness, Ho took a few steps forward
under the Influence upon him, but only to
smp and think, ub the voluble voice above
atill went on iu Its peculiar French.
"it would imt. be safe," he thought, with
a ahuudet. His pre.-ence had influenced
the man Imperceptibly whenwaking,might
it not, also us he sh nt? ���
Straiten drew back, and continued hia
Walk alonu the shore, eujoyiug the coolness
of the fiery looking water which washed
over and ubout his feet, full, as it were,
of phosphorescent creatures, while here
and there to hla right, where the sea lay
calm amid the roeks.the waler was covered
with what resembled a golden, luminous
oil, which flashed softly at times with a
bluish tint.
"Hrottisou ia right," he said to himaolf.
"Life is grand, aiul it is our petty oares
which spoil it, Not petty, though, mine,"
he added, wilhasigh. "Ah 1 what it might
be if 1 could hut hope."
He drew along, deep breath, and then
made an effort t.�� forget ihe past In the
glory of the present. He bared his head
to the soft, warm night air, and walked
alowly on, gazing up into tbe depths of
thc vast ar oh above his bead,where stars innumerable shone ou ami on till they resembled golden dust. The grandeur of the scene
impressed him, and, feeling his own
'littleness more aud more, be resolved to
cast bid despondency aside and make a
freah start from that moment, accepting
all Iub worries aa the share apportioned to
him, aud ceaao to nurBe them lo the exolu* j
sion of the good.
He could not help a bitter amilo crossing
his lips the next minute as he stopped
short j for there, dimly seen before him,
wore two figures gazing out to sea, and bo
occupied by their own thoughts that they
had not uoticed his approach. Tbey were
talking in a low voice oi the Bea and the
phoaphoreBceuce���nothing more; but the
tone of their voices 1
lhe old, old Btory breathed in every
modulation, and Stratton sighed and drew
Bilently away among the rocksfarther from
the sea, unnoticed by the pair, who turned
and bzgan to retrace their steps toward the
lights he had left behind,
They were silent now ; but juat as they
passed him���their figures looking like one
shadow between bim und tho luminous sea
���the man Baid aoftly :
"I ofteu feel as if it wero a Bin to be so
happy when 1 think of thom."
They pti'ised on, while Stratton felt as if
he ban suddenly received a tremendous
blow, aud he staggered back a step or two
with bis ban is to his brow.
Guest and Edie there 1 Had he gone
mad ?
He remained for a few seconds, as if
paralyzed, before he could collect himself
und follow the   figures,   which had   now
passed on and been swallowed  up in the
darkness,     A cold perspiration broke out
upon bis fac��, and  he walked on to over-;
ko them���hurriedly now; but by degrees
as he drew near enough to make out their
silent,  Bhudowy figures, seeming to glide
er the soft sand,  he grew a little more
For he felt that the fact of hia dwelling
ao much upon the Jerrold family had made
him ready to jump at the conoluBion that
this was Edie and her lover. He could
not distinguish faoe or figure in the gloom,
And he bad only hud the man's voice to
suggest the idea���the woman's was but a
whisper, They wore Engliah, of course ;
but what of that ? It waa a foolish mistake ; for it was utterly impossible that
Guest and Edie could bo alone there that
night upon those sunda.
AU tlie same, he followed to see where
they went- ahrinking from going closer,
now that he felt loss aure, in dread leet he
should seem tobe acting the part of spy
upon two strangers ���* while if it were they
it would be madnesB to speak, There was
only one tiling to bedone: warn Brettison,
and get their charge away at mice.
There before him walked the pair bo
���dimly and leisurely that he had to he
careful not to overtake them. They wore
nearing the cottage with tbo open door,
but thu loud voice he had heard in passing
silent uow, and the stillness waa
oppress!ve-*���the beating of hia own heart
and ihe soft whispering "whish'' of tho
feet on the loose sand being all that wub
audible to his ears.
It now occurred to him that, hy a littio
management) be would he able to convince
himself th it thia wub only a mad fancy ;
for the couple must pass the open door,
and if ho struck off a little to hit* left, bo
as to get nearer to the aea, he could hurry
on unseen, and get opposite to the door, ao
that when tbey passed tho light ho would
have them like silhouettes for a moment or
two. quite long enough to make out thoir
He aet about carrying hiB plan into
effect, and in a minuto or so was abreast
of tho pair, but they were quite invisible
now ; and, feeling that he had gone too
far, as Boon aa he was oppoaite to the
lighted door he began to advance slowly,
expecting moment by moment to see the
two figures move into the light j but they
did not come.
They must paaa the door, he felt, for he
could recall no way up the cliff, the house
perched up there being approached by a
bread step-like path from the rough roadway leading up the ravine wbioh oame
down to tbe shore with its stream, beside
which, on either side, many of the cottages
were built
Still they did not come, but Stratton
waited patiently, for, lover-like, they
might be hanging back for a few moments
before approaching tbe light.
At laat a dark figure in front of the
doorway waa plainly enough seen, and
Stratton leaned forward with eyea dilated,
but only to utter a muttered interjection,
for tbe figure he saw waa undoubtedly
Brettison, aa he atood there apparently
peering about in the darkneaa.
Another moment or two, and still no
sign of the figures he sought, aud, wondering whether they could have paaaed through
some miscalculation on his part, he stepped forward quickly to make sure, when
he became visible to Brottiaon who joined
him at onoe.
"There you are, then, I was getting |
uueasy. One of the fishermen saw you go
along in thia direotion, and I was beginning to think that 1 mnst get some of
them to come and help me search for you."
Why?" said Stratton harshly.
Because the coast ia dangerous, and
there ia always the risk of Anyone being
surrounded by the advancing tide,"
'Tide is going down," said Stratton
quie-.lv. "See anybody pais?" he con*
tin ued as he debated whether ho should
tako Brettison into his confidence, white
all the time he kept a sharp look about
No, not a soul. The most solitary
place a man could select for a stay."
"Is there away up into the village be*
yond tho cottage hore ?" said Stratton
" Yes, but it is only a sort of flight of
steps uaed hy the poople here. It would
be farther round, too. Better keep to the
Aa he spoke Brettison walked by hii
Bide, and tried to edge him away from the
light, speaking in quite a whisper the
while, as if afraid that their voices might
reach the occupant of the cottage.
And meanwhile Stratton was still debating within himself as to whether he should
tell his companion of the startling adventure he had had. But feeling more and
more that the idea waa only colored by hia
imagination, and knowing in bis heart that
the old mau would smile and point out impossibility of such an encounter, he deter*
irined to be silent till the moruiug���if he
could not learn anything ahout any visitors
who might he  staying there.
Twice over aa they walked he was on the
point of speaking, but checked himself,
und theu the opportunity was gone, for
Brettison held out his hand,
" Good-night, my boy," he aaid ; " you
are tired. Thore, go to the inn und have a
good night's reat,"
" Oue moment, Brettiaon," aaid Stratum, arresting him, " You do not think it
poaaible that������"
He stopped Bhort; he could not say it.
The idea was absurd.
" Well, think what possible ?'' said
Brettison, smiling.
" That he ia likely to turn dangeroua ?
"I have no fear of him whatever," said
the old man.   "There, don't fidget; good.
Stratton wentou to the inn, wishing that
he had spoken to BrettiBon, after all ; and
he had hardly taken his seat before he
sprang up again to go back to him. Before
startiug ho summoned the landlady to
question her about visitors to the place,
but only to find in a fow minutes that her
knowledge was oonfinod to those who came
to her hotel. There were peoplo who let
their houses and took in lodgers, she knew
���yes, but ahe had no patience with people
who played at keeping an hotel,
Stratton went out unco more iuto the
night wiih the intention of going straight
to Brettison, celling nim his suspicious, and
asking his advice ; but ho shrank from the
task ; and on the impulse of tbe moment
turned off to go and explore the village on
the chance of happening upon something
which would give him a alow.
Five minutes devoted to his task was
Bulliuient to satisfy him of the hopelessness
of the task, aud he turned to the inn
agitated, weary, and trying to make some
plan us to his proceedings as soon as it waa
" The post 1" he said to himaelf. He
would be ablo to learn there ; and half
disposed to hire some vehicle and go across
ten milea to the town, he entered the doorway, to start once more, this time with a
thrill of cortainty.
For, as he advanced, he saw at the end
ot the passage a man in conversation with
the landlady. He waa making inquiries
about a boat for a sail next day. The next
minute ho turned to leave, and came face
to face with Guest.
" Great Heavens I" oried the latter
hoarsely j " you or your ghost, 0 Mai,
old man, if it is you bow could you be ao
mad ?"
" Mad?   Mad?"   stammered   Strattou,
������ What do you mean ?"
"Why, as to follow me ?"
"I���I did not kuow you were here,"
"Oh, hang that, man.   I told you in my
'What letter?"
The one 1 wrote and pushed into your
letter box after coming twice to tell you,"
Letter ?"
Why, of course, You had it or you
couldn't have oome here,"
Stratton'a hand went to hia breast, and
tho next minute he drew out a eoiled letter
doubled up into three from the pressuro of
his pockctbnok,
"You wrote thia letter to ine to tell me
you were coming here ?" said Stratton in
Blow, strange accents.
"Oi course 1 did, and 1 tell you that you
have dono a mean, cruel thing in following
mo. It can do no good ; Sir Mark will be
furious, and it ia cruel to Myra."
"Myra���Myra here 1" gasped Stratton as
he reeled agaiustthe wall.
"Don't make a scene, man," said Guest
in a low whisper. " Of course ; I told
you Bhe was coming, and how the ohl
man insisted upon my coming too. Why,
you haven't opened the letter 1 "
** No," said Stratton in a hoarse whiaper.
" Then how came you here ? "
"J���Heaven only knows I" said Stratton.
" It is beyond me."
Gueat looked at him curiously, as if he
doubted his word,
41 We only eame to-day.    Had to stop at
plaoe after place; Myra is bo weak and ill."
Stratton groaned.
" Yes," said Gueat; that's better. Now
look here. Yon and 1 will start off at day*
break for home. It's hard on me, but it
must Ire done"
" Yes. I eaw you two���on the nanda *#���
ight. I was not sure. But tell me wh.--.rQ
are they staying ?"
" At a little chateau-like place on the
cliff'; thoy got it through a woman they
knew at St. Malo a couple or three years
ago. She was servant there. She is nurse
now to an invalid gentleman staying at a
cottuge just below,'*
Stratton stood gazing at his friond as ir
he had been turned to atone.
Carefully Edncate-i,  With a Llvelr l>U-
���lo.iihn, u l Ear-lly Amused,
One grouud for hope that Nicholas II,
will turn out to be a reformer is that, judging trom Russian history of tbe last 10q
years, it is now the turn of a liberal czur.
Reactionary and liberal rulers have alternated in Russia. The mad despot, Paul,
was succeeded hy the enlightened and aenti*
mental Alexander I,, who in his turn gave
plaoe to the reactionary autocrat, Nicholas.
Nicholas was then suooeeded by the emancipator, Alexander II., and by bis son, wbo
lately expired at Livadia, and whose reign
was marked by the persecution of the Jews
aud Stundists, by a determined resistance
to reform aud by the roassertion of the
principle of autocracy. The pendulum
ahould uow swing in the other direotion.
The personal character of no other living
man is a matter of auch interest and importance to the world as that of the youth*
ful Nicholas II. The world ia therefore
grateful for any information regarding him.
Charles Lowe, in his life of Alexander III,,
has a chapter upon hia successor, which
gives what is known of the youug man.
he is, of course, a marked contrast to his
gigantio father. He is short, alight and
frail, and haa never shown any of the exuberant vitality of youth. His eyes are
fine, but he has a nervous twitch in them,
in which he resembles Paul I., who was
also short
He has been very carefully educated, and
unlike hia father, with a special view tothe
requirements of the place he now holds.
It is aaid also that, hia education has not
beeu such as to encourage prejudices. AU
though it iB true that one of his preceptors
waa Katkoff, the famous Moscow editor
and Pan-Slaviat leader, his education has
been mainly under the charge of General
Danilovitch, who has discharged his duty
conscientiously. Kven when theanti-Ger
man feeling waa at its height in Russia he
waa uot taught to nate the Germans. Hit
scientific instruction was excellent. His
father's wibh was that he should give mors
attention to modern sciencea than to the
classics, Strange to aay he appears to
know no Greek or Latin at all, but is woll
grounded in the literature of his own country and of Germany, France and Kuglaud,
Ho knows the necessary mathematics, and
has a very thorough knowledge of geography. The prince was well instructed in
constitutional law, finance and history,
although a good deal of Muscovite history
and much that pertains to tho riae of his
own family haa been kept back from him.
It is said by Russians who know him well
that he is in all reBpecta the son of his
amiable mother, Liko her, he ia extremely fond of music ami dancing, haa a lively
disposition and is eaaily amused,
as a youth was that, if he ever had to join
the kings in exile, he should be io request
for his musical talents aod tenor voice.
He doea not care for sculpture or painting.
To a French author who reoently visited
Russia he showed himself a great reader of
French novels, speaking of Daudet as
"exquisite," but remarking that Zola
"overdid description." Ho readB and
writes English, French and German fluently.
In athletio mattera hia taste ia for shooting,
riding and rowing, all of which he ia said
to do very well.
With an impressionable character, such
as the Czar seems to have, the qualities ol
his wife become a matter of special importance. It waa the boast ot the late czar
that he neve' told Anything to women nor
asked advice of them. But Ninholaa ia
probably not that kind of a man, and there
is every reaaou to hope that the influence
of his wife will be beneficent. The Princess
Alix is the daughter of the Prinoess Alice,
the most beloved of the daughters of the
Queen of Kngland. That ahe refused to
comply with the requirement which com*
pels converts to the orthodox creed in
Russia to abjure and curao the faith of
their fathers is an evidence that ahe haa
strength of will and principle. Little ia
known of what tbe political opinions of the
prince are ur of what are the qualities of
mind and will which he will bring to their
Vaccinating a Fire Brlg-ade.
The other morning an outbreak of fir'
occured in one of the wards ot the amallpo..
hospital in l'arkhill road, and informal!* a
waa sent to the central fire station, says i lu.
Liverpool Mercury. Superintendent Willis
and a contingent of firemen and members
of the salvage corps v-ent tothe institution,
and the fire, whioh waa not of a Borious
character, waa soon extinguished. Mr,
W illi-i and Inspector Smith, of the aalvage
Corp', and tbu men were about to return to
headquarters when they wero told that they
oould not leave the hospital until all had
beon vaccinated.The Operation wasduly carried out and fresh clotheB were sent for, in
order that those tho men were wearing at
the timo might bo thoroughly disinfected.
Humoring a Guest.
Miss De Thumper (impatiently)���I can't
make my music sound right on your piano,
MisB De Pounder (quietly)���Wait a moment, my dear, and I will lay some papers
ou the stringB.
Looked Like It.
Caller���Is Miss Sweetie at home?
New Girl���Yin, Bor.
Caller���Ib sho engaged?
New Girl���Wull, from th* crushed-up
look thim big sleeveB had phwin Oi wint
in to stirr th' fotre, Oi ahudsay ahe wua. A NOVELTY IU SULKIES.
Jlurneised to lhe New " Bike'' Than U the
Pneumalic-Tlred Baclng Vehicles Haw
In Vie��� The Driver's   Scat ta   Placed
Above the Home's Hips, and the Axle
Is Close tathe Middle ofthe Animal's
The votaries of trotting are just now in*
teres ted in a new and Bomewhat novel style
of sulky for harness racing, whioh the inventor claims will prove to be almost  aa
great an improvement   over the   present
pneumatic vehicle as the latter has  been
shown to be in comparison with the high-
wheel sulky that waa  in use prior to 1892.
The new contrivance ii tha work of a well-
known horseman, and ita design ia ao well
set forth in the accompanying illustration
that scarcely any further description Beams
necessary in order to enable horaemen to
form an opinion as to the merit* of the
One of the chief advantages olaimed by
this notion is that it relieves the horse of
muoh of the usual draught incident to any
sulky whioh he ii forced to drag along
behind him, Every trainer recognizes tha
[act that the closer he oan hitch hli " bike"
to his horse the lighter the draught will be,
and it is to this knowledge that the extremely high truss axle now in use ia due.
Some of the prints which depict the old-
time trotters in action show them hitched
to sulkies with perfectly atraight axlea,
which were necessarily placed far enough
away from the horse ao that he oould not
touoh his hooks when striking out behind
at full speed.
AU the veteran drivers agree that thia
primitive style of vehicle was a tremendoua
handicap in more ways than one. It made
the draught very great, besides causing the
aulky to slew out of Ita course in rounding
the turns, and thereby throwing the trotter
off his stride. Some yeara ago the aulky
builders began to uae slightly bent axlea,
admitting of a closer hitch without danger
of striking, aud hy degreea thia departure
haa been carried further and further until
the modern truss axle machine, whioh fits
bo cloao that a driver oan ait on tbe dock of
a horse's tail, has been evolved. The invention ia aimply following thii tendency
out to the end by placing the axle a'ightly
Not One In a Million.
Hen ia a puzzle. It looka simple. It
seems simple. It is simple. Yet not one
peraon in a million can solve it. They may
nave been taught how to do it, but the fact
remaina that they oan't do it,
While at first blush thia may seem of
little or no oonaequence to either man or
woman, the reader will presently see that
thia puzzle illustrates a prinoiple that bears
direotly upon the life and happiness of every
woman, and forms a controlling factor in
every profession.
The puzzle must be solved with a piece
of paper, a pencil, the human eye, the
human hand, and nothing elae.   It ia aim*
fdy to make by one operation and without
ifting tbe penoil from the paper, circles
in front of the middle of the animal's body
and having the driver's aeat direotly above
tbe horse's hips. A oentral upright bar
extends from the wheela to the seat on a
alight incline backward, thua utilizing the
driver's weight, according to the inventor's
theory, to push the wheela forward and
help propel tbe vehicle.
This ii another principle whioh driven
quickly learned to take advantage of after
the introduction of the small-wheeled
pneumatic aulky. Instead of adjusting their
sulkies ao that the wheela are directly beneath the seat of the driver, they tilt the
shafts upward in hitching the horae, thua
throwing the wheals forward and seat
backward, and giving the axle a alight incline out of tbe vertioal plane���a icheme
which, experienced rainsmen say, makea
a great difference in the draught of the
Another advantage olaimed for the new
aulky ia that it will leave the horae free of
all portiona of the preaent style of track
harness whioh have a tendency to impede
hia action. A comfortably fitting aurcingle
aupporta and ateadiea the shafts, the small
���trap runniug from it to the oap whioh
encases the end of the shaft keeping the
sulky in place���keeping it from going
faster than the horse, as the inventor put
it. Straps from the breastplate also assist
in steadying the vehicle. The breastplate
surcingle, and bridle are the only necessar*
iea in the way of harneea, leaving the ut-
moat freedom to the shoulders and chest,
as welt as to the lungs by reason of less
tightening of the girth. It is further
claimed that a horae may be more readily,
controlled from the proposed location of
the aeatcloae up to the horse's head. This
advantage is expected to be gained by the
leverage at the terreta, which was attached
to the breastplate, instead of thu saddle or
girth as at present. An attachment there
alao secures tho check, doing away with
tho water hook. The driver's feet reat in
stirrups opposite the shoulders of the horae
and just beneath the shafts.
Illustrating: What He Meant.
Latter day speakers of Knglish are get
ting to be very wordy and pompous in tho
uae of our language, according to tho dia'
tinguished linguist, Professor Whitney,
and ho thinks we ought to got back to the
modesty and simplicity of our ancestors.
This ad vicoof Professor Whitney i< nodoubt
timely. But in advising ub not to use big
worda and to be clear, pure and simple in
diction he employs the following words:
"Avoid all polyByllabical profundity, pom*
poua prolixity, and ventriloquial verpidity.
Shun double eudentre and prurient jocosity, whether obscure or apparent. In other
worda, Bpeak truthfully, naturally, clearly,
purely, but do not use large worda."
The Way to Learn.
The beggar had a sign up, Deaf and
Dumb, and the passing philanthropist
���topped in front of him.
I'd like to give this man something, he
said to his companion, hut how am I to
know he ia deaf and dumb ?
Bead the sign, sir, whispered the beggar
only the perfect  methods,   but  alao the)
perfeot medicines with which  to cure such
cases.  So absolutelyJreliab'e is br.|Piercc's
Favorite Proscription (for woman's peculiar
Shysical "weakness") and Dr. Pierce's
olden Medical Discovery (the great liver,
blood, aud kidney remedy) that ou first
introducing these now world-famed medicines to the afflicted, and for many yeara
thereafter, they were Bold under a positive
guarantee of giving entire satisfaction in
every case for which they are recommended.
So uniformly succeasfut did they prove in
curing the diaeasea, derangements, and
weaknesses for which they are recommended, that claims for the return of money
paid for them were exceedingly rare.
Bnt aince their manufacturer can now
refer to thouaanda of noted cures ejected
by them in every part of the land, and in
many foreign countries, they believe their
past record a sufficient guarantee of their
great value as curative agents ; therefore,
they now rest the claims of theae remedies
to the confidence of tbe afflicted solely
npon the record. If it happens that an
exr-eediogly obstinate or complicated oaae
ii not promptly conquered by these standard remedies, Dr. Pierce himself, and bia
Figure 1,
like that ahown In Figure 1. You may be
able to make one such circle by accident,
bnt if you think you oan make twenty in a
day, in a week, or even in a month, just
try it and get yonr frienda to try it. The
circles must not be like Figure 2, but like
Figure 1. You will soon find that thii ia
not merely a caae of " know how " for
everybody knowa how. It ia a one of
" know how " combined witb " never fail*"
Not one of five hundred young men and
women college graduates oan do it. Mot
even tke one who carried off tbe highest
honors.    The one who can do it is
He began juat the same as every! ody else
did, by learning how to draw. Hut that's
not the secret of hii suocesi; be made a'
specialty of drawing circles ; he has been
drawing them all hia lite, and practice
makes perfect. Give aay woman a bow
and arrow, give a man a loaded revolver,
and she or he may sometimes hit the target
and possibly the oentre, but how many
hundred times will they miaa the mark.
This frequent failure, not only in target
prastioe, bnt in everything elae, ia due to
tbe faot that not one person in a thouaand
makea a life specialty of one thing,���the
one thing he oan do but,���and keeps right
on making a specialty of it until he becomes
There ia a woman dressmaker in Parii
who for thirty years hai been noted the
world over. Not onoe in a huoired timei
does she fail to give a perfect fit, yet this
aame woman made a ailk night ahirt for ber
bnsband, and���made a failure. It wasn't
a oase of net knowing how, for ihe had
learned how to make clothe* just aB she had
learned how to draw ; yet try as she would,
ibe couldn't even makea night ahirt for
her huaband that wonld fit, any more than
ahe oonld draw a circle that waa perfect,
Daniel Webster, who waa  probably the
fleetest constitutional lawyer that ever
ived, wat onoe completely floored in a
patent caae by a lawyer who made a speciality of such cases. The "know how" is
the proper point to atart from, but it is the
practice,*���the daily, hourly, constant
practice,���that makea perfeot. The woman
wbo haa one night ahirt to make in thirty
yeara cannot be an expert in night shirts,
any more than the lawyer who haB one
patent oaae in aix montha can be an expert
in patent caaea. The doctor who is called
upon once aweek,once a mouth,or,perhapa,
onoe in six months, to treat this, that, or
the other complicated disorder may succeed
once in a great while, if nature cornea to
the rescue, but he will usually fail, not* *
withstanding the fact that he has studied
medioiue, just as the lawyer has studied
law and the woman had studied dressmaking. The Bum and substance of it all ia
that practice makea perfeot.
It iB upon this theory, this prinoiple,
this practice, that the greatest and most
auocessful health Institution in America is
founded. For nearly thirty years, experienced and skilled physicians, connected
with thia Institution, have madea specialty
of curing the ailments and diseases peculiar
to women. Whero the ordinary practitioner treats ono bucIi caBe, the skilled special*
jsts of thia Ins tit u ion treat tens of
thousands ; and what ia regarded by the
local doctor aa a complicated case, one that
puzzles bis brain and bailies hia skill, ih as
simple of treatment aud aure of being cured
In Litis Institution as ia tho drawing of tbe
perfect circle to tbat ono man iu a million.
This is another instance where praottce
makcH perfect, It is a case where one man
can do what millions of others cannot do,
although they havo learned how.
Oue reason why woman suiters in silence,
agonies which would make a coward of tho
strongest man, Ib because her inborn modesty causes her to shrink from the ordeal
of submitting to medical examination and
the stereotyped "local treatment," When,
finally torture drives her to aeek advice,
Bhe, unfortunately, only too often falls into
handa that lack the rare ability of drawing
that " perfect circle" upon which hor
peace of mind, her happiness, and her life
depend. Instead of the treatment that
makea thousands of cures a lertainty and
failure almost an unheard-of accident, Bhe
receives that which makes failure a cer*
tainty and the cure a more aooident.
After having treated, year after year,
many thousands of cases of woman'a ail*
ments, Dr, R. V, Pierce, ohief consulting
dhyaician to the Invalid's Hotel and Surgical Institute of Buffalo, N. Y., learned not
Figure 2.
trained staff of professional assistants, can
always be reached by letter, and he and
hia staff know, from their extensive practice, which haa made them experts, juat
what missing link to aupply.
Such ia the confidence of his fellow-
oitizeniin hia ability, integrity, and worth,
that Dr. Pierce has been honored by election to the highest offices in the gift of the
people of Buffalo ; first to the State Senate
and later to congress. Such, however, ia
the doctor's pride in and love for his
profession tbat he hai aince repeatedly
declined high office in order that he may
besteerve the publio by serving his patients
who are acatterod over every State and
Territory in the land, as is shown by the
faot tbat he has on file over
90,000 GitATErur. letters.
like the following ;���
Mra. Annie Hutchinson, of Cambridge,
Dorchester Co., Md., writes: "Worda fail
to deaoribe my Bufferings before I took Dr.
Pierce's 'Golden Medical Discovery'and hia
'Favorite Description.' I could not walk
across the room without great Buffering,
but now lam able to do my own work,
Thanks to your wonderful medicines, I am
a well woman. I suffered all the time
with a weight at the bottom of my atomach
and the most Bavere bearing-down pains,
low down, across me, with every step I
attempted to take. I also suffered intense
pain acroBB my baok and right hip. At
times I could oot turn myaelf in bed. My
complexion was yellow, my eyea bloodshot, and my whole system waa a complete
wreck. I Buffered greatly from headaches
and the thought of food would aicken me.
Now I can oat anything and at auy time.
Every one thought 1 would not live through
the month of August. Two of my neigh-
bora are using your medicines, and say
they feel like new beings."
Mrs, Fred Hunt, of Glenville, N. Y.,
aays: "I read about Dr. Pierce'a 'Favorite
Preaoription' being ao good for a woman
with child, so I got two bottlea laat September and December 13th I had a twelve-
pound baby girl. When I waa confined I
waa not aick in any way. 1 did not suffer
auy pain, and when the ohild was born I
walked into another room and went to bed.
It waa very cold weather and our room waa
very cold, hut I did not take any cold, and
never had any after-pain or any other pain.
It wan all due to God and Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Proscription.' Thii is the eighth
living child aud the largest of them all. I
fluttered every thing that flesh could suffer
with the other babies. I always bad a
dootor, and then he could not help me very
much, but this time my mother and my
husband were aloue with me.
My baby wat only seven days old when
I got up and dressed, and left my room,
and stayed up all day."
Mrs. William Hoover, of Belleville,
Richland Co., Ohio, writes aa follows : "I
had been a great aufferer from * female
weakness.' I tried threo doctora ; they
did me no good. 1 thought I wai an invalid forever ; but I heard of Dr. Pierce'a
'Golden Medical Discovery' and hia * Favorite Prescription,' and then I wrote to
him, and he told me juit bow to take
them. I commenced last Christmas, and
took eight bottlea, I no* feel entirely
well. I oould stand on my feet only a
ahort time, and now I do all my work for
a family of five. My little girl had a very
bad cough for a long time. She took Dr,
Pierce'a * Golden Medical Discovery', and
ii now well and happy."
Any woman, anywhere, who ia tired of
suffering, tired of doctoring, or tired of Ufa,
who will write Dr. Pierce, or to the World'i
Dispensary Medical Association of Buffalo,
N. Y., of which he is President, will receive, free of charge,tjood,sound, profe-jaion-
al advice that will enable her to cure
herself at home (if her oaae ii curable)
pleasantly, painlessly, permanently, and
this, too, without having to undergo the
trying ordeal of " examination*-" and the
stereotyped and dreaded treatment by
'local applications."
The brief talk on woman and her peculiar
ailments given above is continued in the
great doctor book described in the following coupon :
Give Away
Charlatans and Quacks
Have long plied lheir vou-uion on the suffering pedals of the people. The knife has
pared to the quick ; caustic applications
nave tormented the victim of corna until
the conviction shaped itaelf���ther#'s no
cure, Putnam's PaiulcsB Corn Extractor
proves on what slender basis public opinion
often res ta. If you suffer from oorns get
the Extractor and you will he satisfied.
Sold everywhere.
During the last sixty years a dukedom
has beeu offered bjx times to the Marquis-
ate of Landadowno, and alwaya declined.
Catairh Uae Nasal Balm. Quick, pel
tive cure.   Soothing, cleansing, healing,
.' 'iNDrGC :.t icn a,i -ine ss ,
An Agrembla LautlT. ud *RH**a TOMO.
Md v, Droggi**. of not br M-Jl tte. ata,
ud-1.00 per |iuka>p.  SamplM bm.
KO _0^__^J__\_i
STAMMERING a??*?-?-,--,* m.-*.
Uonal Sy.Ujm.   No advanc fees,   writ, for
circular.        THK ONTAHIO INSTITUTE,
85 Shstw St. Toronlo
Sheep and Narrow American Hog CaHings al
risrbtprices*. Park,Blackwellf*feOo.Ud.Toronto
Magical Apparatus.   Lai
eat Kuropean and American Novel ties, Card tricks,
ftc   Our large catalogue free.   F. K. Earn,
Tr'fl; nnd Novelty Co.,U-7 Church St.Toronto,
At.fc.Vrs  WANTED
POR the latest and best line of Books an
Bibles in Canada, all hIi-ch and price
Terms liberal.   Write for circulars.
WILLIAM BRIGGS, Publisher, Toronto
ITJ. SALE. ���I have one of the fluent properties In Mii*-;!*.oka; cottage with wide verandah
nil around, almost new, boat house, ice hourie,
������steam launch, row and rail boat, canoe, steamboat wharf, all conveniences, situated on bake
Korean, right on ateamboat channel. Prioe
���3850. Terms to suit. Won't rent. 8. Fhane
Wilson, 73 Adelaide SU W., Torouto, Canada
SrM Cf**--  -n **-^ B*C_. <?
88  -i-sl3*;? .ft
-.     OT 3 x 5���tZ * it.
2 *Stj"3*3 t,
a b-dta
9 -h .��sSaKr*inh
> iisUHitfii
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' M8Sl��-iifr4al-.a
Broken jn Health
rhat Tired Feeling, Constipation
and Pain in the Back
���appetite and Health Restored \lv%
Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Recipe.���For Making a Delicious
Health Drink at Small Cost-
Adam's Hoot Beer Extract one bottle
Fieiechmunn's Yeast half a cake
Sugar two pound<t
Lukewarm Water    two gallons
Dissolve the sugar and yeast In the water,
add the extract, and bottle; place in a, warm
place for twenty-fo r hours until tt ferments,
then place on ioe, when it will open sparkling
and delicious,
The root boor cun be obtained In all drug
and grocery store*-* in 10 and 25 cent bottles to
make two and five gallons.
Mr. Chat, Steele
St. Catherine's, Ont.
*C. X. Ilood & Co., Lowell, Mass, i
" For a number of years I havo been trouble*
with a general tired feeling, shortness of breattry
pain in the back, and constipation. I could get
only little rest at nlgbt on account of the *.���;��� i��
and had no appetite whatever. I was that tlnv
In my limbs that I gavo out before half the iU)
was cone. I tried a great number of medicinal
but did not get any permanent relief froi *��������#
Hood's?** Cures
source until, upon recommendation of a friend,
I purchased a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparllla,
which made mo fed belter at once. I have continued Us uso, having takeu three bottles, an*",
I Feel Life? a New Man.
>have a good appetite, feel as strong as ever 7
-Ud, and enjoy perfect rest at night. I hava
much pleasure in recommending Hood's Saraa.
parilla." Charles Stkrlk, with Erie l*re*
servlngCo.,St, Catberine'.^ (War to.	
Wanted !
Bright, active, energetic men in every
seotion of the country to introduce in the
neighborhood an article of universal usage.
Sure sale at every house. Splendid chance
to make big money.    Address,
W. A. Lorros, Montreal
Owing to the   enormous
sale oi our famous
"Something Good"
Other Manufacturers are nutting on the market inferior goods under this name.
A poor artiole ts never imitated, therefore
tho fact that "Something Good" is being
counterfeited Is a guarantee to smokers that il
Is the Best 6 oent Cigar on the market
In purchasing see that our trade mark (The
Snowsboe) and firm name are on eaoh box, no
other is genuine. Our "Something Good"
brand is registered and any one selling other
cigars under this name will be prosecuted.
Empire Tobacco Co., Montreal.
Von non'l Have To Swear Off,
says the St. Louis Journal of Agriculture in
an editorial about No*To-Uao tho famous to-
oarco habit oure. We know of many cases
cured by No-To-Rao, one, a prominent St.
Loui.-t architect, smoked and chewed for twenty years; two boxes cured him so that oven
the smell of tobacco makes him "aick." No-
To-Hae sold and guaranteed no cure no pay.
Hook froo. Sterling romedy Uo��� 3T1 St. Paul
SU Montreal.
A. P. 758
Hood's Pllle are prompt and efficient, yt
���asy in action-   Sold by all ilnu-cists   '-*-������<���-
The LargMt Manufacturers of
Ob     .* ''-mtloinl, hare r*-.-n *ee"
from tbt (rml
md Food
r Uk*. thi Dutch Pweae, no AU*��*
���or other Chemirr-lior liyet nre
       UMii tn mj of their mpintloTtl,
Thr-lrdtlisloni BRBAKFAST COCOA ft kbttluUl*-
f-uit uid loluble inul cott, let, ihan mt cent a cup.
1 Fine Trout Rod, Lancewood Tip $1 45
1 VVaterproof Braid Line, 25 yards  89
1 Trout Fly Spoon  20
1 Click Heel. 10 yards  25
1 Gut Casting Line  15
llmz. Out Hooks  25
\ Box Slnkors  05
JIjoz. Good Trout Flies  25
Perfect Gut Costing Lines (Scotch) $2.40 Doz.
We will supply this lot for $1 cash. Sond your
money or order through your dealer.
Lacrosses, Footballs and all kinds of
Sporting Goods.
408 St. Paul Street, Monteenl
"Ocmi-m |    RtKi-rdinf pro-j
vould ley, tre hope <u double a-- '���
tot  th* *-l*t!'[!L*  yi*f*r.
. /Kir'- output of Aer.
in tiie poet, a.11 twenty-
Would tly, tre nope It, ttouoi, our lari frar ��� oiupu, oj
tnetare, or, nt Im.i, nt ue hm* done in tke paet, tell ti
four oml o/e-viy twenty-fire trieirtmilU thnt arr kiIH.
mminemeina the ��,ile inim, WK HAVK  HOLD illOlT
Wc'lo mil Mini'.ie this frtirlyKoo'l rucor-1 entirety to our��f.
f'.rUi, but lo ths hiiheriorit** nt (lie loodn which you ui*k��.
H'.'HRILL k n��H*  Urban*, 111.. I'-li.n.r- IN, imt,"
(ir-NHiaiN :    W* I.vaM in.1 pit ..[> Aerniotor Nn. 3, in J
lut of tha flr-t fifty wlnrli you m*!*- ivo had Uutticu.   9mc(
- !.,.* v.'.l.ii�� *:t
to itonhlej
DOmlnj **���-.*��� Count 01 	
thr ���rrli.'it -* i.-icr Hih.-I **irrl*i'.
UtloD "tut in furl Hun today.
Fi-l.rnr.ry !U, lf>9.r.."
Ihr Aerr-'utor
lo lhe t.t-iinl
III* trmmpb.
��� bwn bui/tw
tr-riitorr���J ml
nmiiain and
altar    r.iui|il*i.
ind do iMTr-cllw win!"
idla for Brant of triad,
but Ihu rMiOfl wm wall
wli en the Ae motor ��*>
��� '������������...���'. and bad f,>r
tm or Iwelfi of the
"iii**it windmill Cora-
t'nii   Wi   mil"*,  of  ut.
ifl ri'-o* mon he.
i ii y. k ussATtsrio-
H'.ifOll-l'.-..    v-j  iar
i.v*.t jreeri output   the
fornur |ioni-ii��of n.for
ill compeUten i�� rrjiu-
& llhiuut. Mart-nco 111.,
b< of [juir.| h,   Weiliall nf.-r for
$7.50 a $15
three way force pinup. All dralers should have It or can **ct It
to-sllnt tint [.nro. All Aero.ut.jnn.n v.ill ha,* it. The week
Mln-vim: ill iipreer our tdvertlMrnent of ri.lvanti-.-d steel
tnnVs at 3J- cents f. r jr.,Uui,. Th<*y uriiher -.brink, leek, ruit,
noiinei-tHaliirWHebed.    AeriYJOtOr Co., Cbluf-o,
Better this .season thun ever.    Everybody wants them     Every
dealer Bells tliein.    They wear like Iron.
rt G. A. McBain ft Co.,   Real Estate Brokers,   Nanaimo, B.C.
Thursday the Quadra left with -J33 tuns
of Comox coal.
The Dai*>y also left Thursday with 154
tons of wash coal.
The Falcon left Saturday with about
150 tons of wash nut coal.
Harry Hamburger left for Victoria on
Mr. Langton of Nanaimo was up to
his branch store here on Thursday.
The Tepic: took over to Vancouver for
the Sugar Refinery 211 tons of wash nut
The Minneola left Monday for Port
Los Angeles with 3,400 tons of coal.
The ship J. 1). Peters arrived lasl
There fell 6S9;ioo inches of rain lieie
during the Month of April.
Mr. Parrio got his leg broken in No, 1
Slope on Saturday and was taken to the
Rose Garland at Piket's ball Saturday
evening was, as a whole, an improvement
upon the first appearance. But Rose's
dad was up to high water mark tbe first
There were 41 passengers on the last
trip of thc Joan up from Nanaimo. 1 he
list was handed in too late for insertion.
The Coquitlam was in Wednesday antl
left with 12 tons of Comox coal and 132
tons of wash nut.
Steamer Dunsmuir left Wednesday with
366 tons of wash nut coal and a small
quantity of Comox coal.
Mr- Matthewson was presented, last
Saturday evening, at the meeting of Hiram Lodge A. r. & A. M. Courtenay,
with a Pastmastcr's jewel.
Wm. Lewis has rented his house in
Courienav. to young Carter who is asscia
ted with Geo. B. Leighton in thc blacksmithing business.
One man may know more than oiher
men, but all men know that Lawson &.
Mc. Lend turn out the best 28 dollar suit
made on the Pacific Goast.
Mr. Tobln is erecting a two story divel
ling on Windermere Avenue near Fourth
Another new cottage is going up on
Penrith Avenue near Fourth St. It will
be occupied when finished by A. D. Williams and family,
A beautiful Shetland pony nnd cart
came up on the Joan, Wednesday with
which Miss Marguerite Little will woo
back health and strength it is hoped.
Five ofthe sailors ofthe ship | D. Peters now loading at the wharf, deserted
last Friday and were arrested Saturday
on Denman Island by officer McCartney
and posse. They will be accommodated
at Comox jail until the ship is ready to
sail on her northern trip to Bering Sea.
The Dojnipiop
64 Adola'do Street East,
HIP    to the Largest Fur and Hide Nonse in North America.
All Parties who   J-|lHIP Receive Highest Prices,
You  will   keep on when you once begin   to
Jas. McMillan & Go,
200-212 Firat Avenue North,
*WV? aite for Circular giving* LateBt Market Prices.
About 40 gentlemen assembled in the
parlours ofthe Waverley House on Friday evening to consider the question of
celebrating the 241I1, in Union. M. Whit
ney was voted to the chair. He read a
letter trom Mr. Ceo. Blake one of the pro
prietors ofthe Wellingt >n Enterprise,ad
dressed to him, to the effect that arrangements had been completed for an excursion to Union on tbe 24th. That the
Wellington band could accompany the
excursion and give a ball here on ihc even
ing of the 24th. and that the visitors
would leave here to return at midnight of
the following day. Mr. Mc L), Hunter
was then elected secretary. It was then
resolved that we arrange for sports to
properly celebrate the day. The following officers and committees were elected:
Chairman, M  Whitney,  Treasurer Joseph Mc. Phee, Secretary, Mc D. Hunter
Committee of arrangement.
Messrs    Whitney,   MrPhe.*,   Hunter,
Morgan, Wilks, Hafber, Matcvr, Whyte,
Robertson,  McKim,  Hermic, Campbell,
Walter, Thompson,   A. Grant, R.Grant, I
Williams, Turner, and Lindsay. j
Reception Committee.
M. Whitney, A, Grant, J. Wilkes
]. McPhee, R. Grant, and and A. D. Williams.
Collecting  Committee.
Messr J. Wilkes, Barber, J. Mateer,
Turner, ancl A. D. Williams.
The Committee of arrangement were
given power to add to their number
and adjourned to meet .tt the same place
Monday evening.
The Committee of Arrangements for
the Queen's Birthday celebration will
meet at tne Waverlcy House on Thursday May ylh at 8 p. in. A full attendance ih desired. Especi illy is it important that the Collecting Committee com*
plete their woik "ind be nbh to reporl at
this meeting so .-*. it ihi ! poi :s Committee
may be then app itiled and be able to
make their plans.
Anderson, late of tbe Bay, begs to announce he has now his Metal Works located on Third St. near the News office
where he is prepared to execute all work
in his several lines, which consist of
ESTNcat repairing of Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry; Brazing and Hard Sol'ler*
ing; Sheet, Copper, Brass, Lead, Zinc,
Tin and Copper worked into all forms.
Gun*, and Rifles neatly repaired. Plumb
ing in all its branches. Hot water coils
placed in any pattern of stove.
Bath Tubs placed nt short notice.
Mowing Machines repaired. Hot air Fur
naces placed on  most   approved   plans
Worn Table. Silver Ware replated by
patent process. Saw Gumming, Turning and Hand Sawing.
Always nn hand: old fashioned, double
length Riveted Stove Pipe at same price
as machine made.    Pumps,   Piping etc.
Prices moderate. Having had 30
years experience in above Hues, Mr. Anderson doesn't hesitate to guarantee satisfaction.
Drs. Lawrence and Westwood hereby
give notice that ill due*: from monthly pay
ing patientsfnot connected wuh the Union
Col. ('0.'. mnst henceforth bu promplly
paid each month; otherwise their name*;
will be erased from the list, and in future
thc usual fees for attendance and medi
die will be charged.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table  No.   23,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Thura-
day,   Jan.   10th,   1895.   Traina
run  on  Pacific  Standard
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Ticket* will bo issued botwoon all
pnists for u taro and i\ (juartcr, Rood for return not later thnn Monday.
Return Tickets for onc and a half ordinary
fare may be purcharcd' d-iily to nil points,
good for  fitfvcii daya. including dar of lr��uo.
No Return Tickets issued for a fnro and *
quarter whero ihc single fare Ih twenty-ft v.
Thr 'igli rules batweenVictoriaandComox.
MilUfltfO and-.ommur tit ion Ticket*, can bo ob
taincil nn iippHmtlonte Ticket Agent, Victorio
Duncan*--, and Wotflngton Stnttonn.
President, a,n'i Sunt
fieri. Frciuht and Pniwemrer AkU
Drs   Lawrence  &  We:;twccd.
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Stork is now
COMI'LETlt.    We would
particular** draw your attention
to our  Dress Goods and Trimmings:���
Latest fashions in LADIES BLOUSES including ill*
"Saii.hr" in white and colors.   Beautiful ENGLISH WASHING
PRINTS;���fifteen colors in Sateens and over loo patterns.    For
thoes desiring summer High class Wash Material for Costumes or
Blouses we have the Cambrai.   LADIES, you know ctmbrai is "THE THING
this season and WE ALONE KEEP IT.   SURAT SILKS in all the Latest Shades, we secured
from the East 75 pieces of Dressgoods for Children's School Dresses, it sells al 15 cts per yard
We received this week from  Neuchaiel, Switzerland, over 200 pieces ok SWISS EMBROIDERY,
selected  designs and choicest colors; from   Paris we   received   Cloves   including the
fashionable UNDRESSED kid, to lace, not botton; our gloves will match that  Ncw
Costume you are getting  made up (from our stock) for the 24th; and now for
the GENTLEMEN.    We have the latest shapes in Hard and Soft Felt and
Straws, the colors and slyle as worn in London and New York.   Our
Gloves are well assorted and our entire Gent's Furnishing
Dept. is replete with  High  Class Goods	
Wc have Gloves, Ties and Shoes for
every occasion; wc invite
you to inspect our
new stock
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