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NO. 147.       UNION, GOMOX DISTRICT, B. C., TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
I   WILL   NOT   BE   UNDERSOLD.
Hut cannoi-'sixi. noons at cost on ckkditj consequently
ON ANI> AHLR Al'Kll.  1st I WILL "0 BCS1NK8S ON THU   CASH
SYSTEM, ANU MV PRICES  are:
BED   B#���R.
i*"j^No Skimping In Weights and Measures****""*] at the
CU^BEIR-LAIfcTID     STOE/B.
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.20,i895.
IOB   CT^EA-1-vd:   PARLORS
-^ Union, B, fi; ���
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
FRUIT Ja. SPBCIALTT.
TOBACCOS
imported and  Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goeds.
The Above Stores Adjoin, Where Everything of the Eeet in their Respective
lines will be- t'ound.
A. W.  McL.tyte  Prop.
ThgmIs
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THE  FASHIONABLE   TAILOR
dttntste  block:
COIUEOX     S^W     MILL
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
URGITJHABT    BROS,
THE   NEW   ENGLAND
RESTAURANT
Th-; Best Mei.ls on th<i Goa t for 25 Cen s.
Elsgintly Furnished   Rooms in   Connection.
Speci il rates made fo- monthly boarders. This i.s the best
place For working men. Goc**! wash house. All the cooking
is  done  by. white   men.    Come   one  come all, we still have
PLENTY   OF   ROOM.
NIOflE-y
I have an unlimited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property at
low rates of interest, Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
MARCUS WOLFE
Nanaimo, B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
Spring medicines for cleansing
the system and btood at Plmbury's
drug at- -e.
Gigantic Moving Sale
-AT-
STlOTSOn k CO,
To save the expense and trouble
I ol moving our stock ot Dry Goods
; Clothing. Gents' Furnishings to our
! new store, we have decided to give
the buying public of Union and vl-
1 elnltyan opportunity to save mon-
| ey at our expense
Sale   starts   Thursday   morning'
(Aug:. 28) and continues for 16 days.
Bargains In
SILKS iuul DRESS GOODS
LACKS and  EMBROIDERY
GLOVES .am!  HOSIERY*
MEN and HOYS' CLOTHING
GENTS' FURNISHINGS
Pteasa come early and avoid the
rush
1st Store In William's Block
Opposite Kllpatrick's Uvery.
LATEST WIRMS.
Rejjistra Pievort of Victoria has skipped; annumt nf shortage not known. Tlie
Hurst estate, the heaviest sufferer.
Brush fires have heen r.agin** all the
week from Alb'.rni to Nanaimo. Several houses and farm buildings destroyed
Hamilton powder works nurruwlv escaped.
Steamer Bawnmore, which loaded at
Union last week was wrecked on Tuesday Inst off the Oregon Coast. Crew
saved except two seamen.
Percy Good's house on 5 acre lot Nanaimo destroyed by lire Thursday!
thought to be the work nf an  incendiary.
Mrs. McGimpsey, wife nf a Northfield
miner and mother of six children died in
New Westminster asslyum.
James Coleman, a yonn;j Englishman
from Alberni arrested on Thursday armed with a loaded revolver; supposed to
he insame.
An explosion occurred Thursday at
Black Diamond mine, Washington, resulting in painful burning of John Raymond.
Despatches from Shanghai say that
40,000 d laths have occurred from cholera in August.
UNION SHIPPING.
The Queen left on Wednesday for San
Francisco with 1310 tons of coal for the
Oregon Improvement Co.
The tug Daisy with scow left on Friday for Vicioria with 135 tons of coal fur
steam yacht Eleanor.
Tilt Thistle left oil Friday with 23 tons
of Comox coal for the north fishing trade.
The Quadra left on Friday with 115
tons lor the Light House seivicte.
The Coquitlam left on Friday with 22
tons of wash nut coal for Crnwder &
l'enzer.
Tlie tug Vancouver left on the 30th ult
with 156 ions of coal for lhe Victoria
Tramway.
The Tepic left on ilir 301I1 ult with 189
ions of wash nut coal and 30 ions of coke
for the Sugar Refinery, Vancouver.
The Mineola will be due Wednesday
or Thursday.
DENTIST
Dr A. R. Uaker, dentist of Victoria,
will visit Union on llie 11 th in.itnnt and,
will remain at The Waverly House a few
day-, prepared to di all kinds ol dental
work.
TENDEBS.
Will be received by the undersized,
to be in by Sept. 4th at 6 p. in. for the
following privileges on the Athletic
Grounds Sept. 14, 1895.
I.���For the sale of wine, beer, and
liquor.
2. ���For the sale of soft drinks.
3. ���For the sale of fruit and eatables.
J. llruce, ^ominiitee.
X. OF P. EXOUESION
Friday evening next the K. of P, excursion to Vancouver takes place, and
there is every indication that when the
ss Joan pul.s out from Union wharf at
11.30 p. in., she will carry away a full
cargo of pleasure seekers. Every arrangement has heer, made for their comfort and entertainment, and as they have
enyaged some first class music, no doubt
lhe trip will prove enjoyab'e. All Knights
are requested 10 wear lheir badges.
Soils were brought yesterdav for refusal lo pay poll lax, and costs imposed.
Such suits arc enforceable by detention
in jail.
The organ at the old school house was
awarded ihc Prcsbsterlan church society
on their bid ol $55, it beinv the only hid
���a fair price. The money goes to thc
hospital.
Stev��nn & Co., in Williams and Hunter'* new block are doing finely, selling at
bedrock prices.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Having rented part of the new building
corner nf 2nd and Dunsmuir avenue I
have opened a store for the sale of TnbaC
co, Candy, Nuts, etc., and will also keep
a small stocti of Miner's supplies, and
beg 10 receive a share ofthe public patronage.
David Anthonv
OHUSCB   SERVICE
Presbyterian.���Sept6th,at it a. m.,
subji.ct���David and Johnathan; at 7 p.m.
Waiting at the pool.
Methodist���Next Sunday at it, A
look of Jesus and what it did; at 7 p. tn.,
Awake, thou that sleepest.
jcphee ��k loofe
B8I2B1L MSROHANPS AND BUTCHERS
u:n xqist & ooubten"jly
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., et
HORNBY  ISLAND PICNIC
The picnic by the farmers of Hornby
bland, Aug 23, at Ford's Cove, .* as quite
a success. The clay at first looked un*
promising*, anrl at noon the wind blew almost a ���-������lit'. The ss. Joan brought a
crowd from Denman Island. It being
too rough for small boats the Thistle
Wok a spin across antl brought over
many. At the grounds a platform was
arranged and all sat down to an enjoyable feast.
Soon after the sports commenced. In
thc too yard race for all, John Scott, Win
Bnute und* Wesley Piercy entered.
I'iercy led from the start wilh Batkie a
cl >se second. The ieo yard foot race for
boys under 16 iv��*s entered by*: John McMillan, Howard McKariand, and Harvey Piercy. Join) McMillan was first and
Howard McFarland second. The 50
yard race for boys under I?���contestants
were Win. Kummart, James Hurwood
and Chas Kccnnn. Il resulted with
Kumniert firs', and Harwood second.
The sack race���en tries: Geo Wuderick,
Jas. Graham, W. I'iercy, Wm. Ford, and
Win Itaikie. Ford was first and Wuder-
wick second.
Thc eg**; and spoon race caused a good
deal of merriment���won by W. I'iercy as
first and with Wm B.nkie, second. In
the hop, step, and jump contest Win.
Piercv won first and Wm. Baltic, second.
In tossing the caber Win. Piercy, first
prize; Wm, Bailey, second prize. Win.
Piercy also won first prize in throwing tlie
stone, and Wm. Bakie, second. Same
result in walking match In heavy hammer throwing, J. Ford was (irs; and Wm*
Piercv, second.
The tub r:ice proved the greatest interest, with Win! Ford nf at the winning
line. The rifle shooting match had
several comcst-inls��� Bakie, Robbins,
Piercy, J. Ford and Win. -'"ord. The
latier took first prize find his brother second.
A pleasant dance followed by refreshments closed the day's sports which were
under the management of Mr. J. Ford.
The reception commiiice were John
Chalmers, Mrs. Howe, au'd Miss M.
Ford.
The manager and committee expressed themselves as gicatly indebted to the
following ladle*, who so generously provided the lefreshments, vi/;���Mrs. Don-
cy, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. McMillan, Mrs.
Pickels, Mrs. Harw.ood, Mrs. Sutton,
Miss Ford, Mrs. Scott, and Mrs. Kum-
mert,
VALUABLE PROPERTY FOR SALE
AX COMOX BAY
Thc undersigned will sell the following
described property on easy terms, viz:
LOT 6 in the townsite of Comox, delightfully situated near the wharf having
a frontage on the south to Comox Hay,
and on tlie north to Front street, opposite the K. ol P. Hull, with 5 roomed cottage, hard finish, with every convenience
tor a fir-only.
LOT 15 Also in the townsite of Co
mox, fronting on ^icw street, .-hli a two
storey house, hard -.nished, fiie rooms,
commanding a fine view ofthe Bav and
Qulf,
Also part of section I, containing i8**<
ncres, well funced, having a frontage oi
about twelve hundred feet to the public
road, with a nearly completed five room
cbttdgc and five stall stable with hay loft
over and carriage shed adjoining, wiih
exeilent garden stocked with fruit tree***,
well fenced and never falling spring of
water, and evtiry convenience, making it
one ofthe most desirable residences in
the district.
Also on same propert\ a cottage, containing three rooms with stable, and orchard of about one acre. This property
would be sold in smaller lots, i' desired,
the whole of which is delightfully situated.
Terms half cash, balance on mortgage
for a term of three or five years, as may
be desired; bearing interest at 6 per cent
per annum.
Apply to C. F. Drabble.
MARRIAGE AT UNION
The nuptials of Mr. Robert H. Robertson and Miss Rose Mellado, were eel-
cbraied on Wednesday evening last at
the home of the bride's parents, in the
presence ofa parly of rchi ions and friends
numbering thirty.' The Rev. C. H. M. ,
Sutherland,  perfoimed  the    ceremony.
The groom uas supported by Mr. Jas.
Davidson and the bride by Miss Caroline Mellado. The bude, who was prettily attired in a dress of pure white silk,
with crape silk facings to match,was given
away by her father, Mr. Bruno Mellado.
Alter the ceremony the party drove to
Cumberland Hotel where a splendid supper, prepared by Mrs. Piket, was partaken of by over one hundred guests, and
the health and prosperity of the young
couple pledged, lhe ball afterwards,
was one of the finest that ever took place
in Union, and was well attended. The
music was by Messrs Koy, Kihlberg, and
Richardson. Much praise is due to Mr.
and Mrs. Mellado, as no pains were
spared to make every one feel at home.
The youug couple will settle down to
housekeeping in Cumberland with the
best wishes of all who know them.
The following is
LIST OP  PRESENTS
Mr. and Mra. B. Mtllado, bedding ind
purlur net; Mr. A. J. Mellado, bedroom
suit; Miii* Catoliue Mullado. wedding cake;
Mr. and Mrs, G. H. RoliTteon, cooking
stove aad utensils; Mr. aud Mm. Harrigan,
hinging lamp; Messrs Beaton Bros, cooking
uieus-1-j and oil reservoir, Mr. Walter
Whyte, cheque; Mr. aud Mm. W. H. David-ion, silver teaspoons; Mint- Jennie Ben-
uie, rug; Mr. ami film. E Wood, frnit
di-diea nnd glaxn nut; Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Mt-Lduti, uliuinhir sttj Mr. and Mrs, A. U,
Walker, tahle linen; Sin on Leiser, album;
Mr. Hud Mrs J Gillespie, silver fruit fork;
a friend, noi of irons; Mr. and Mrs. Short,
chamber net; Mr, and Mra. John Whyte,
bed -spread; Mr. and Mr** G. Walker*, wat-
ter te j Mr. and Mra. W. Anthony, bed
linen; Mr. aud Mrs. E W. Joneff, bed
unread; Mr. aud Mrs. Thomson, bed linen;
Mr. Alec. Walker aud wife, lace curtains;
Mr. D Walker aod wife, table Hnnen and
towels; Mr. and Mis, Hamilton, silver
fruit (lull; Mr. T B Hurts and wife, silver hutter dish) Mr. R. Vn-�� and wife, ex-
ten-don tshle; Air. James Whyte and wife,
table linen; Mr and Mrs. Gleason, b.-d Iiu-
en} Mr Juhii Beutiitt and wife, ailver cruet
stand; Mr. and Mrs. Cem-f-ird, bed spread;
Mr. Ea. Walker and wilt*. Japanoie tea
tray aod towels; Mr. Divid Kdw��rdo,*.htque
Mit-scsJ. and L. McNeil, lace curtains aud
towels: Misa Jennie Whyte, silver cake
sand; Miss Jessie Walker, water set;
Messrs McKims, filver cake stand cud sugar bowl; Mr. J. M. GreeMhieldi, dessert
knives, forks and carving set; Mr. S. Vase,
table Hcarf; Mr. J. B. Davidson, lamps:
Mit-sB. Vans, b-d linen; Mr. VV. Vast, pair
uf vaset; Mins K. Van*, pair of watoh pockets and iiint.*!i case; Sir. and Mrs. McKnight. table linen; Miss McKiven, table
lint 11; Mr. nnd Mrs. John Robertson, silver
spoons and flat irons; Mr. and Mrs, J. P.
Ntrttthers, tattle napkins; Steveson & Co,
Chenille table cover: Mr. J. Sullivan, cheu-
ille -jurtHim*; Mr. and Mrs. Piket, dishes;
���Samuel Davis, refreshments.
A CARD
I take this method lo express my thanks
to the public for lheir kindness and assistance to me during my misfortuue, for
which 1 shall never ce-se to be   grateful.
David Anthony.
BIRTH,
Wooik���At Union, Aug. 30th to the
wife of Mr. Ed. Wood, a daughter.
THB BRASS BAND
The work of canvassing for the brass
band goes bravely on and our citizens
especially the workinpmen are doing no-
biy. The Japanese everywhere coming
to the front, not to be behind have subscribed generously and already over $30,-
00 have been received from tbem through
Mr. T. J. Nagao. ,v
FOR FARM AND BAfiDH.
leasonalila Botes of Interest to
Agriculture,
CANADA'S CHIEF VMUl
AGlUCL'LTlJliK.
The low prices ut wheat are due,
among other things, to great production in recent year**;, to reduced fust
of production, and to increased area
of the wheat land; 3U,0(XJ square
miles of fine wheat country have been
opened up In tvmi***, and twice as
much in the Indian Territory of most
fertile land Is just beginning to ho productive���all this In addition to the
greater competition abroad.
Tho cow pea is a conservator nnd
gleaner of ultrogen, and will grow on
land tno far exhausted to produce
clover. It will pull through a
drouth which would stunt even corn.
Besides Its value as a green fallow, it
lias no superior as tt forage plant.
It Is almost a complete food without
grain or otfier forage.
Cow peas are often sown broadcast
In the field at the time ot " laylugby '
the corn, and aro well started by the
time tho corn are lu full ear. They
are knee deep about tho time the
corn is cut off, and are ploughed under, und lo.' the field is as good us
new again. This is no longer u monopoly in the south, hir more northern
latitudes have grown this pen Buccessr
lully.
Rye ripens early and will give grain
food from eight to ten weeks before
cora is ready to foed, 'and lu years
when corn is high and scarce it is a
large saving of moucy to havu this
groin to teed during the hot nnd dry
months of July and August. It Is
best to feed It ground with bran and
cut straw.
If we could provide a proper amount
of moisture we should find most land
fertile enough to make good yields, lu
a dry season a mulch of cut straw
over a potato field will result in a
greater yield thau ia one richly manured ond not mulched. Moisture i.s
continuously .evaporating from the
soil, but If covered, it rises to tlie surface, and is field there.
The twine binder removed the only
limit to production ol wheat in the
States. The product has grown
from UOO million to 600 million bushels. There has been likewise a rapid fall In the cost of transportation,
it formerly costing 40 cents to carry
a bushel of wheat from Chicago to
New York ; now it costs five or six
cents.
trio fur as the area and the productiveness are concerned, the land on
the Paraguay and Parana rivers in
South America eould feed tlie world
with -wheat and clothe the world
with cotton. While their crude methods have lessened their competition
witli us, in the last few years they
have imported from the States
over 50,UOO steam ploughs.
One-half the farm properties of the
States are entirely free from mortgage, and the other half covered by
less than half their value. The total
mortgage on occupied farms, excluding those suburban and speculative,
is less than one-tenth their value.
One-half this money is due to fellow
citizens, and not to mortgage sharks
and  money lenders.
SHEEP.
It is knack and personal management, and not luck, which will keep
a flock oi sheep in good condition
during the winter. Tliey should enter their -winter quarters iu good
.shape, nud then be teuded with intelligence, it is lolly to try to make
anything out of the weaklings, aud
they sliould he weeded out closely.
It i.s noticeable "that the expressions of confidence in the future of
the sheep business come generally ,
from nieu of experience, who have be- '
lore come through periods ol great
depression up to greater prosperity.
Those who rush into nud out of it
with every breeze of fortune ure
about shaken out of the business, and
sacrifices will be fewer henceforth.
People eat meat aud wear clothing; -sheep furnish both, nnd no
other animal does. Iu the beginning
of the li. S. depression some wanted
to see it go that way, ami began
calamity howling. Low as sheep
ore, they will buy more which the
farmer needs than they did when
hlgheri and times point to a renewal
of prosperity,
The too common orllntou in regard
to sheep Is that they are. but scavengers, and fitted only to consume
the weeds and other waste on the
farm; but out of nothing comes nothing,      li     then-   are   uo   proper   food,
care and shelter provided, we must
expert our sheep   to  pine   auav     and
perish,
Good sheep will mak'' u growth ol
nearly   thivc-**nartcrfi   Ol   ���������   pound     u
day for Its first 280 days, when It
becomos excellent mutton,     For G00
days it will make bait u pound. Such
a sheop win net six cents a pound
on the I'anu, usually- and such sheep.
having a large carcass, win lmve a
proportionately large fleece, he it
worth what it will.
The cheapest and the best way of
building up u flock on the farm is to
select the best of the ewes and breed
to a full blood ram of the breed best
suited to your purposes. Yearly select the ewes, in this way. and yearly
infuse the new blood from n ncw ram.
Persistence will work wonders.
Sheep are hound to become general
in South Dakota, because it is a superior sheep raising country, and the
industry pays better than wheat or
anything else. Success dtpends upon management. Many wool grow*-1
ers in that country have increased
the weight of their fleeces from four
to seven or eight pounds by proper
breeding.
Shropshire ram, crossed with high
grade Merinos, is said to produce an
animal profitable both for wool and
mutton.' In sheep    breeding    there In
but one way of keeping au ideal flock,
and that is* by trying to improve it
when it is seemingly at its very best.
The best pays iu all things pertaining to Stock. The average American
eats twice the amount of mutton he
did 20 years ago because he gets better. The fleece weighs double, too,
because of better breeding and handling. Good sheep will pay. but the
old scrubs will not.
DAIRY.
Get the butter away from the air
as soon as possible after packing, and
keep it as cool as ean be until going
to market. The small palls uud
parchment paper are so cheap that
it can Ite packed solidly, and tbe consumer have a chance to get tlie butter fresh for the table so loug as it
Lasts.
The Wisconsin station has shown
that by soiling in summer 0 given
urea of laud will yield double the
amount Ol milk and butter It will
when pastured* The Connecticut station fed four cows from June to
November on two and a half acres ol
Hitch food, with a little grain added.
At the Ontario farm three-fourths of
nu acre, with 850 pound- oi bran, fed
two cows for 0*1 days.
The extra Weight la a dairy cow.
over nnd above what is necessary for
her to do the best work, must be
fed ut a great loss, because she Is
fed many years before she is sold.
Stick to the special purpose cow.
Never think the Jersey too small becauso she will aot Lu the eud make
enough beef.
Tho bulky foods which can be
grown successfully upon the farm
have uo superior us feed for the dairy
���corn, oats, clover hay and plenty of
silage. Results from the bought concentrated foods cannot bring tlie results which do these more easily
digested foods. " Forcing" a cow does
injury to her digestive organs, und is
decidedly not profitable iu the long
run.
Soiling is a feature of a more intensive farming, aud finds more extensive application as tho value oi the
land Increases. Not only can a much
larger number of cows be kept oa a
given area of land, but that laud may
be brought into a higher state of
cultivation, so that at the same time
there is a savuig of mueh grain ami
fertility-!
There sliould be uo irou-clad rules
for milking, but improper handling
will spoil a good milch cow quickly.
None but a careful and level-headed
person should break in a heifer to
milk. Learn that cows' natures vary,
aud that they cannot all be treated
alike- The cows can learn your
whistle ns well as the dogs cun; keep
the dogs away.
A much better price cun be had for
winter butter because the supply is
limited. This difference In price is all
profit, for the cows must be kept and
fed. it does aot pay to let them run
down in condition, and there Is more
time to do tiie work. Cows fresh iu
the fall give a longer flow, whicli is
kept iij) all summer witli a good pasture.
��� In choosing between beef and butter
productions, consider the difference in
tlie amount of mouey each brings nnd
the length of time between returns.
Butter cau be shipped ouce a week,
and payments received ut least ouce
a month. The skim milk ami buttermilk are fed to the calves and pigs,
and nearly ail tiie fertilizing elements of the crops are kept on the
farm,
HORTICULTURE.
There is uo such thing as alternate
fruit bearing seasons for trees. The
reason they do not hear In successive
years is chiefly rrom the fact that
they have been allowed to overbear
the previous year. There is us much
reason for thinning out the apples
and pears, if needed, as for hoeing out
surplus corn or potatoes.
There is great gain in keeping tiie
ground cool between growing crops of
any kind, in warm latitudes, and tliis
end may sometimes be gained by
planting trailing vines. A good crop
of melons can be ruined between the
rows of strawberries, und the latter
helped, but the vines must be kept in
bounds, and the strii wherry runners
pinched off.
Warmth, moisture and similar conditions always favor the activity ol
both the ripening and decaying forces
in fruit; fruit left on tlie tree begins
to decay immediately. Tlie "Whole
art of preserving is in separating
from the tree and placing it under
conditions where tliese forces cease to
act.
It* seems to bo a popular delusion
thnt when fruit Is arranged for jship-
ment in warm weather specia.I provision sliould be made for ventilation.
The. apposite Is true. Air should be
excluded as far as mny bo. The upper
nnd outer tiers of boxes always spoil
first in any large shipments of fruits,
if ono has lurgg fruit trees which it
is desired to have trnosplu.ntod, let
him dig around them toward tin- close
of the summer, cutting Off the larger
roots three or four feet from the tree,
according to tho size. A year later
It will have made Hit many small roots
tO replace   these that  removal  CUB 1)6
safely made,
Hedges of deciduous tree-- or shrubs
should have tive sort growth triramed
off in summer. if young, the base
should be left untouched, cutting from
the top mainly. This will throw the
strength Into the lower brunches. It'
the hedge Is old and already formed, it
can be trimmed in any shape t<> suit
tlio taste.
An unB'.ghtly, decaying tree can be
beautified by planting some flowering
vine nbont it. Tbe trumpet vine will
climb unaided; the wisteria is good,
but will need support until it reaches
th�� branches; Virginia creeper and
Japan ivy are good for foliage, ami
Cling to the trunk by the little rootlet*, tbey make.
Grapes never ripen any after piek-
Ing I all that can bo expected in \\\e
way of change is the evaporation of
some water, nnd final decay. They
must be in perfect condition tor eating
when plucked, or their full value will
be missed. If stored in somo cool place
they will last even longer than pears.
IS PARALYSIS CURABLE?
I Mr, GBorge Little, of Essex County,
Says it is.
Ho tiinu UIhIM lerrlblB Kiperleiuw to
lrovo the Truth or Mr, Ameitlim-Sut-
f meil Fur Over Two Yearn ���Both Hini-
��>.lt and Family Tlioiight That Ouly
Death CoiililEuil '"�� BuBerlUf>r,-Agn*u
Eojof lug tho Bleulng or Souud Health
(From tho Essex Free Press.)
Lite la truly a liurilon to tboss not
blessed with a lull luciwure Ol nciilth
nnil strength, but whon n strung man
l�� broiiKiit to the verge nt almost
utter helplessness, when doctors mil.
.���nm tnero is apparent*? nomine W��
to do nut wait the dreaa ��~nw_
thai oomsa but onoe tn nil, the> uw
assumes nu tupect ol extreme ea Uk��s.
in mii'ii a oondition ns this did nt-
George Uttle. ol the township or cm-
eliostar North, find himself, and recently the Free ness hearing lam-
dentally that he had recovered health
and etrength, u reporter was sent t
Investigate, When seen, Ur. Little
expressed a willingness to state tne
nature ol his cane, and his story Is us
follows :
V\    ~
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ISSUE NO. 34  1895.
NOTE
In replying to any ot tnewe adverllM
ments, please mention this paper.
Enthusiastic tourist (meditating
walk in the park to see the flow effs)
-Can j-ou tell us if the nyncinths ate
out yet? ,   , ���,,���
PoUeeman (who is not a botanstl
-1 think not, lady. At least 1 > e uot
seen them drive past.
" Mv boy," said the kind old gentleman, '" hanging about saloons and low
places is it sad practice for one so
young as you. It Is a tearful education you are acquiring."
"Thais all right," responded the
irunilu. "Im eaucatln' inyseu ror a
alderman."
������No,' snid the man who stayed In
town while Ills family went to tne
nea-shore, " 1 haven't had any duvet
news trom them, Itut they "re en-
Joying themselves Immensely.
'���flow can yoa tell if they dout
write'.'" ,     ,.,.
" I road alout it in my cheque boon.
������ I think," sold the unsophisticated
man "that Gogglna niu**- '"-' ,iuit'' ;l
now,.,- in city polities; I was passing his place yesterday ond I ,***�����f��
In big letter, the word "null ou his
door.'
" Ha,' cried the bold navigator,
" Bring me a glass."
He scanned the horl-on eagerly.
" Another glass.     Ha I
After the second glass he had no
trouhlo whatever In discerning' tut
outline of a sen serpent, which was
Btgnaltlng that it- steerlns gear was
not under good control.
Miss Cnustlque���What's the matter, Mr. Strutter; Tou look agitated, mi i .
strutter-Yes, r really am. lid-
book snys thin Insanity nnd genius
are tlie'same tiling- , . ,
Mis- G.���Why, 1 should think you
would find that rather gratifying.
Strange, but True
The child that cannot
digest milk can digest
Cod-liver Oil as it is prepared in Scott's Emulsion. Careful scientific
tests have proven it to be
more easily digested than
milk, butter, or any other
fat. That is the reason
why puay, sickly children, and thin, emaciated
and ansemic persons grow
fleshy so rapidly on Scott's
Emulsion of Cod-liver
Oil and Hypophosphites
when their ordinary food
does not nourish them.
Don't be persuaded to accept a suh.ttUutet
Scott &, Bqw-,0, Belleville      50c. and $1.
One who exhibits convincing proofs
thnt lie knows what he is talking
about saya that the "bicycle face"
is often caused by a stone in the road,
��� Boston Transcript.
"Had to sit with foot im n hot oven."
Some  four years ago    Mr.    Little
suffered from  a severe attack of In i
grippe which left his lower limbs partially paralyzed.   He called iu one of
the  beat  known physicians of Eases
county, who appeared to do all that
lay in his power for tho relief of Mr.
Little, but to no avail.   For two nnd
a half yeans lie suffered tlie most intense pain and waa confined to his bed
for the greater part of the time.   The
doctor was puzzled with his Case** and
���as he seemed to obtain no relief, he
changed doctors for a period.     The
second doctor did no better than the
other, and Mr. Littio returned to the
one ho had first called iu.     Finally*,
despairing of ever obtaining rcliei, he
told the physician that he did nut see '
any further use of taking his medicines, nud believed he should die If he
did not obtain relief iu a short lime.
Ho had wasted away to little more
than a mere skeleton, nnd was au object of pity to ids neighbors, and felt
himself a burden to his family.     His
wife and family had given up  hope,
and his neighbors all thought it waa
merely a question of time when Mr.
Little's death would relieve his sufferings.   While his limbs were partially
paralyzed he could use them sufficient
to hobble about the house and door
yard,  but if he  undertook  to  walk
to the stable he would be coufined to
his bed for a week after.    His limbs
grew  numb  aud cold.     During  the
hottest    summer    days      he      waa
obliged   to   sit   with   his   feet and
legs   In   a   hot   oven,   wrapped   in
flannels   und   hot   cloths   until   tbe
skin would come off lu scales.     Mr.
Little believed that his physician was
doing all that could be done*, and has
nothing but kindly feelings for   the
treatment he received at his bauds,
but he is certain that the doctor had
no hope of his recovery.  Ue had tried
an advertised mineral water, takiug
iu all seven gallons of it. but failed
to obtain relief.   After suffering   lor
two and a half years, Mr. Little,   in
the summer of 1898, read of a case
similar to his   own   that   had   beeu
cured   by   the   use of   Dr. Williams'
Pink  I'ills,     .Grasping at this   last
hope, he   sent for a few  boxes   nuid
began taking them-   Before the sec- :
ond box was all used Mr. Littio was
satisfied that ho had found a remedy that would cure him of his   exceedingly painful and mysterious ailment.    Mr.  Littio continued  tho  use
of tho link Pills for several months
and was able to get out and do light
work about his farm, which ho   had
(Opt  been able to  do  for   over   two
years,   lie continued taking 1 Ink Tills
a while lunger, when ho was fully recovered and was able to do uny of
the hardest work ou his farm, aud iu
the    winter    time     worked   almost
steadily at saw-logging  and   wood-
chopping.   During tho  past   fall, ho
says, he was frequently caught out
In  heavy rain storms   When   away
trom home, but lie had so far recovered  that  Ids exposures  have  not
brought any bad results.   During the
vory cold weather of the present winter hu was hauling wood LO Windsor,
a distance ol lli teen miles,   He looks
at present as If he had hardly seen a
BlCk iluy iu his life time.
Mr. Little feels deeply grateful to
P>r. William*' link Tin.**, and clalmB
tl\at his complete recovery is entirely
Alia to the use of the pills, He gives
his testimony for tho benefit of others
who may be similarly afflicted. Mr,
Lltth:'*> wife, who w'as present nt the
interview, corroborated Mr. Little's
testimony, -and believes he owes his
entire recovery to the use of I'ink
Pills. The entire family look upon the
husband and father as one rescued
irom the grave by tho timely use of
link Pills.
On enquiry among Mr. Little's
neighbors we find that he is a man
of undoubted veracity. Ho has lived
In Essex county all his lifetime, and
on his present farm in Colchester
North, about four years. He is the
Superintendent of the Edgar Mills Sunday School, and his caso 'is too well
known in that district to be disputed.
His neighbors loftked ujion his cure as
a most miraculous ono, Ids death
having Heen expected among them
for many months before he began the
use of Pink Pills.
" At last!"
Am the summer uiri gave vent to
this exclamation sha fell ou the floor
In a dead faint.
For many weary hour** she had puzzled over n difficult problem, and
.when she found sho had solved it, the
shock was too much for her.
Hhe had succeeded in making a perfect knob Ui her four-in-hand lie.
The small boy had gone out with
his father for a sail, and the bounding billows had .shaken him up to the
extent that he had parted with his
breakfast. "Oh. papa," he exclaimed nfter a second attack, "what
make.*-, mc unswullow in thai way?"
TOBACCO   TATTERED  AND   TORN'.
Every day wc meet the man with
shabby clothes, sallow skiu ond
shambling footsteps, holding out a
tobacco-palsied hand for the charity
quarter. (Tobacco destroys manhood and the happiness of perfect
vitality. No-To-Bac is guaranteed to
cure Just such cases, nnd it's charity
to make them try. Sold under guarantee to -cure by Druggists every
where. Book free. Ad. Sterling Remedy Co., U74 St. Paul street, Montreal,
WORK OF THK   STEAM SHOVELS.
The enormous amount of work done
with steam shovels on tbe Mesaba
range is shown by the achievement
reported at the Lone Jack mine,
where 277 cars, or 8,873 tons, were
loaded In 24 hotlrs by two steam
shovels.
Revolution In Chewing Tobacco
TUCKETT'S
T. & B.
MAHOGANY
Is the Latest and Best.
ASK     YOUR     DEALER    FOR    IT.
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GRAND SHOW OF LIVE STOCK
IHORSKS, CATTLE, SHEEP,  swlNK,
P0UWUY.
BENCH SHOW OF DOGS.
Splendid  Horticultural Display.
WOODSTOCK COLLEGE
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Canndn. for young men und buy*-. Prepares
for teaching, law, medicine, etc. All the
teachoraare university graduates. Seod for
calendar.  Ro*onanf. Bent.'..
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Principe*.'
fcic oo PER WEEK ANh STEADY EM
JM-Ji   ployinent.   You work in lho locality
where you live,   St>ml u-j your address nud we
will explain the business.   Write to-tluy.
lite tjuoeii Silverware uo.( .Hunt i ������������...
Manufactures, Machinery. Industries
Agricultural and Dairy Product-*..
Balloons, Historical Muscuir,.
Music, Special Attractions,
Fireworks, Novel Amusement!,
H. M. War Ships in Harbor.
Reduced rates on nil railways.
s, c. STEVEN80X,
Manager and Secretary.
Sond Cor prize list.
GOOD HOMES S^SS
tbe-Bon. Por sale at low prices. AaflrMi "Man
ager of Immigration," Norfolk, V*
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MIT
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WHO  WOULD
SUFFER
Thu excruciating 1 'ain of
RHEUMATISM   OR   NEURALGIA
When you can buy a bottle of
EBY'S RHEUMATOLE
For 2.1 cent* und hnvc Immediate relief.
SOLD   BY   DRUGGISTS.
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Of Ihu bnt lands in Michigan, al from SS- to ffi
poraori ��� Hltnated lu foureountJos,oiiand near
i lie Michigan Central, Detroit, Alpeun & Loon
Lake Railways.
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fiATARRH 4
DR. TALMABE'S GREAT LOSS
A Sketch of tlia Life of the Late
Irs, Talmage,
The Hod nfa Beautiful and Useful Christian Lite, Which Wan Spent In DoIiik
Good���Universal **���*,-nipi** thy KxpreH-icd
fur Hit bereaved Hut'lrand.
A great sorrow has fallen upon Rev.
T. DeWitt Talmage, the distinguished
divine, and his immediate family. Mrs.
Talmage, for thirty-seven years his devoted wife, and a lady beloved by a
Very wide circle of friends in many
states, passed peacefully away on Monday, Aug. 5, at Da-nBVllle, N.Y., where
she had been receiving medical treatment for a nervous ajlllctlon. She had
heen an Invalid for nearly a year. Her
illness practically dated from the
Brooklyn tabernacle Are, In May, 1804,
when It is thought she sustained a
Shuck that was aggravated by an nt-
taok of Roman fever the same summer. NerVOUS prostration was followed by a physical breakdown so complete as to leave hardly a hope' of recovery. HUM, with true Christian fortitude, she kept up bravely until n
short time before the end, and would
not permit her husband and children
to sacrifice all other Interests that
they might remain by her bedside. Towards the last, however, when even
her physicians could not hold out any
reasonable hope of cure, she summoned
her husband and children to her sick
room. Dr. Talmage, who loved his
wife with a true and Intense devotion,
at once abandoned all his lecturing and
preaching engagements In the west,
and hastened to her bedside, where the
whole family were gathered about the
dying mother. At sunrise on Monday
the waiting soul was liberated, and
the ffllther and Ids children gazed upon
the lifeless form of the dear one lying
white and still before them.
Probably, no woman was ever more
deserving of the love and gratitude of
husband    and    children    than    Susan
Whittemore Talmage. She was born in
Xew York city, where her father was u
prosperous banker and bank president
The family residence was afterwards
moved to Ureenpoint. The education of
the younger daughter, Susan Curtis
Whittemore, was a thorough one, and
her teachers found her deserving of
their best efforts. Clara Louise Kellogg, the famous singer, was one of her
classmates.
On May 7, 1863, Miss "Whittemore was
married to T. DeWitt Talmage In the
building where they had lirst met a
few months before, the Greenwood
Dutch Reformed church, of which Rev.
Goyn Talmage, brother of Dr. Talmage,
was then pastor. At this time the
bridegroom was but little known outside of his own Held; reputation had not
yet oome, and thus Mrs. Talmage started with her husband at almost the foot
of the lader of fame, which, with her
loving aid, he began to climb so qulck-
. ly. And few wives proved such helpmeets to their husbands as lias Mrs.
Talmage. She fulfilled the best idea of
a helpful wife, ah the appointments of
the Talmage home in South Oxford
street. Brooklyn, reflected the excellent, taste of tho woman who presided
so long over It. Everything showed the
perfect housekeeper. The rear apartment of the second lloor was Mrs. Tain-age's working room. It was tastefully furnished, but more with an eye
to utility than ornamentation. Iu this
room she spent most of her time. All
the mail that was left at the house for
Dr. Talmage was taken Into this room,
and usually opened by her. It was not
an unusual thing for the postman to
deliver between one and two hundred
letters a day, all of which passed
through her hands. Business tetters
were answered by her, and all letters
that did not call for bis personal attention wero attended to by her, so that
his valuable time might be economized.
Besides, she had a multitude of oall-
ors, ah kinds of people bad to be
seen* innumerable appointments made
and k'-pi, the dertafia Of a score or
more churches and other matters adjusted, in addition to all these wore
the household cures of a large house
and a family of growing children,
Mrs, Talmage was thus distinctly
her husband's right hand, and all the
details of his busy life were looked after by her. She was a thorough business woman, having rare executive
ability and capable of easily handling
a number of thinga at the same time.
Much of her husband's dally work
was planned and laid out by her. Sho
ipade his pastoral nnd social engagements, and all bis lecturing interests
were in her hands. She knew his capabilities even better than he. Whenever a journey was to be made, it was
she who laid out the route, procured
the tickets and staterooms, and attended to all the details. Few men
have been saved so many annoyances
as was Dr. Talmage by his wife's kindly foresight and ability. Rut, even if
she had never shared her husband's
life work, she would still bave been
one of the busiest of women.
Mrs. Talmage was sympathetic by
nature. Dike her husband, she saw
the cheerful side of life. Cheerful, active, vigorous, sho was still within a
year ago in the prime of life and of
full figure. Her faoe was youthful, because she kept her heart young and
her hands busy. She was always tasteful   in her wardrobe, but never showy.
Roth   Mrs.   Talma go's   parents   died
several years ago. One brother still
lives among the scenes of her early
home In Ureenpoint, prosperous and
well-doing. Two sisters of Mrs. Talmage live together but a few blocks
from the Talmage house In Brooklyn
���as close in spirit and relations to
the pastor's family as If they were
material "parts of It. Five children
have resulted from ihe marriage. The
eldest daughter, May Mortimer, married Mr. Mangam, a young Xew York
business man, a few years ago. The
second daughter,, Edith Elwood, also
made a most desirable and happy marriage. Jeanie Gasherie and Maude
Demorest are the other two daughters.
The only sun by the marriage is Rev.
Frank DeWitt Talmage, now pastor of
a prominent Presbyterian church in
Pittsburg. In him are centered the
hopes, of thousands that the light of
the Talmage genius will not die out
with  the father.
Mrs. Talmage was well known to1
many, both In America and Europe.
On several occasions she had crossed
the Atlantic with her husbaud. When
lie made Ills famous tour to Palestine
and Egypt in 1889, Mrs. Talmage accompanied him, and visited the sacred
places, Again in 1892, when he went
to Russia wilh Dr. Klopsch to relieve
the famine-stricken peasants, Mrs.
Talmage shared a large part of the
journey, which was not altogether
without Its perils.
In all his professional plans, and his
pastoral activities, she bore no Inconsiderable share, rendering valuable
assistance hy her quick, womanly appreciation and sympathy and her fine
business capacity���the latter a quality
that proved of the greatest service to
Dr. Talmage throughout his whole
career. Although engaged in many
charities, she was singularly unostentatious In such matters, and was one
of whom It could be truthfully said
that she did not let her left hand
know what her right hand did.* There
are thousands who recall her llberal-
handedness during the famine-winter
of lS9^-3, when she personally arranged
for the daily distribution, to hundreds
of destitute families in Brooklyn, of
meat and loaves. In this most practical charily Dr. Talmage himself
heartily joined. It cost much money,
time and effort, but the good done by
her quietly and almost privately during those weeKff cannot be computed
in figures. Among the most sincere
mmiiners over her departure will be
the poor who have been secretly helped by a benciicieuce undiscovered to
the world.
Airs. Talmage was the second wife
cf Dr. Talmage, this lirst wife having
been a Miss Mary Avery, of Brooklyn. To her remarkable artistic aud
scclabla abilities during the thirty-two
years of married life has been due
much of the success that has marked
her husband's career. Yet for mere
worldly honors neither cared much.
"My home Is my altar, my family is
my inspiration," said Dr. Talmage to
a friend to whom he was explaining
his strong domestic attachments. And
not ence but many times has he told
In tones of warmest love and admiration, how much he owed to this true
and noble helpmate, who had been,
next lo divine Inspiration, his greatest Impulse and incentive ��� to high
achievement.
In these hours of trouble and sorrow, the hearts of the multitude who
read his sermons regularly in this
paper will go out in sympathy toward
him who has so often administered
cDiisolation lo the suffering, The
space that is usually devoted to his
weekly sermon, we give to-day to this
simple account of his bereavement.
It was his wont, at such times, lo
speak words of golden consolation to
other hearts that bled, and at rare
intervals to reveal his own innermost
heart to his friends. In on*-* memorable sermon; preached on Jan. 0, 1SS1,
after the death of his eldest son, we
recall these characteristic and striking passages:        -
-I know of no way of getting the
wheat out of the ear except by threshing It. I know of no way of purifying
the gold except by puling it in the crucible. Go among those.men and women
who have accomplished most for God
���go anywhere, and you will find that
they have had the baptism of tears.
Oh, there is something beautiful about
baptism ou sacramental day, when the
water is sprinkled on the face of the
ohild; but there is more solemn baptism than that, and that is the baptism of tears. Just look at the consolation which comes to God's children.
See how often those things which seem
to have been full of disaster turned out
to be full of blessing. See the difference between the experience of those
Who trust in this world, and those who
trust In God.
"When it is time for me to go 1 want
to be ready���my worldly affairs all
settled. If I have wronged others In
that last hour I want to he sure nf
their forgiveness, if there are hands
stretched out from this world to hold
me back, there will be hands stretched
out from the other world to draw me
on. Then, Lord Jesus, help me on and
help me up. Unfenrlng and undoubllng,
may I step right ont into the light, and
be able to look bnck to friends and
kindred who would detain me, saying,
"Let me go, let go, tho day broaketh."
I would nnt dare to trust myself very
far In this reference or allusion. When
WS were riding in Greenwood, I said,
"i cannot understand this composure
Whioh 1 feel, and this Strange peace;"
and ft was suggested then and there:
"There is a vast multitude nf people
praying for us."   Thnt solved ll.
-r testify nf the comforting grace cf
Gnd. Religion is a tremendous reality,
God will wipe away all tears from our
eyes. There shall bo no more sorrow
or sighing; neither shnll there be any
more pain.
Tho remains w**re grought to Brooklyn, and the funeral services wen-
held in that city on Wednesday, Aug.
7. Thousands nf telegrams have been
received by Dr. Talmage, expressing
the deepest sympathy with him Id his
great bereavement,
A  9*10,000 CHINA  VASE.
Good old china seems to maintain Its
original high market price. The other
dny. Bays the London Court Journal,
thero wns sold a matchless garniturj
de cheminee, consisting of a vase a.id
cover 14 Inches high, rose-du-B .rri
ground, painted with subjects of pens-
ants and flowers in medallion by
Marin. In 1874 it wns in the Earl
of Coventry's sale, und waa bought by
the Earl of Dudley for 10,000 guineas,
wlio eold It to Mr. Goode for about
tho same amount. On Wednesday the
bidding commenced at 3,000 guineas,
nnd bids ran up to 8,000 guineas. It
wns reported to have been bought by
Mr. I'ilklngton for Enron Schroder.
ALITTLI DIAL IN KAFFIRS
"Presents ��� clothes ��� honeymoon.
Hoav on earth cau one leave out
either?" asked George Littleeash of
himself, earnestly! drilling his penholder into a much furrowed forehead.
"There uever avns a wedding avithout
presents. As for uo honeymoon���why,
Hetty would be Justified iu crying off
before tlie very altar."
What had mural our friend in this
unpleasanti quandary avas, to begin
avith, UnClt) Piper's cheque for ��500.
It was a cheque to marry Hetty and
set, up house with, and tlie cash wna
satisfactory enough : but accompanied
witli the wise avuncular Injunction,
"George, marry mi a tasto basis���cash.
mind���or never look me in the fare
again." Such excellent advice, plus a.
��000 cheque, It Is Impossible for a
nephew to spurn���especially a nephew
in love.
And then, when he had this gold
mine of untold weallh in his pocket,
aad a full ocean of happiness to look
forward to, (icorge (ell into tlie toils
oi the plausible follow '"0111 (Scherer,
of the well-known city iirm oi Mouton,
Hchcrer .t Walker. Soberer had sueh
ai taking way nf remembering, ancl,
cherishing affectionately, one's Christian name.
"Ah! Congratulate you, my dear
George. Coining otf next month, eh '.'
Happy man! Some of you fellows
liavo the devil's own luck. And Just
in time, too, for me to put you nn to
ono of the nicest little chances of making a comfortable nest egg for the
happy home���one of the prettiest
chances you ever had. But come into
Pipp's nnd have a coffee."
Plpp's, thnt long, low, smoky "dive'
In Throgmorton street, was crowded
with easy-mannered gentlemen in silk
hats, or iu no hats at all, who conversed in pairs or groups with electrical energy., Tliey could not hear
themselves loi' their own talking.
"Sell-at-i'ive-three-eight," "Book-you-
thonsaml," "Euy-six-miartcr," "Sell,"
"Buy," "Pnn'nndrums," "Rhodes,'
"Barney's stock," "Struok-BIbble-bpb-
ble-reef," "Last-crushing-ten-ounces ���
such were some of tiie scraps of Jargon
that emerged above the dim flashes
of comparative sileaci! while ever and
anon a gentleman would draw from,
his vest pocket a little notebook and
nencil some entry or other. Almost
deafened nt ffrst by, the hubbub,
George Littleeash was soon in the
whirlwind himself, an eager listener
to Mr. iSclierer's.glowing tales indicative of the jreeuniary advantage
certain to result- irom a small punt
in tlie South African "boom."
" Eightv thou' in one deal, my dear
George���avtiot d'ye think of that eh?
Sprlngott went nap on Hold Bug Extensions���put on every penny lie could
scrape together, till lie hadn't a cent
to swear by, aud came out b'O.UOO
golden sovereigns to the good. And
yet you say it isn't worth trying. My
dear George, faint heart never maintained a fair lady, if lie won her."
Tlie upshot was that Ueorgo figured
up his liabilities against his cheipae,
aad handed over to the trusty Scheror
K250, tn be converted in two days, or
some sueh ��� reasonable time, into
��2,500.
" Done I" cried Scherer, as he pencilled
the little transaction in liis notebook.
Aud "done" George avns. For next
day, irlien he looked at "Mines' in
the money column, he found Gold Bugs
had crawled downstairs three-eighths*
" What do you advise, .Scherer ?" asked George, when they met in the city.
"Never advise, iny dear George;
Don't do it���on principle. ' Cut your
losses, let profits run,' is an old wheeze;
but it's no good being too hasty. This
(all is simply due to somebody being
in too big a hurry to pocket a profit.
But you judge for yourself, dear boy;
that's wliat I advise."
Next dny Gold Bugs had crawled
downstairs two or three steps more,
"It's nothing, George," said the optimistic Scherer. " Weal: holders���
couldn't last out���that's my explanation.   Still, don't be guided by me."
Next day after that Gold Bugs had
fallen so heavily that you couldn't
find anybody to pick tliein up again
at any price. And just then, of course,
to make amends, George Littleeash
was reminded by his tailor of " thut
little account" which had beea over
looked for so many quarters.��� H was
iu this doleful hour, as lie sat savagely biting his lips, knitting his
brows ami inwardly cursing Scherer
and all his wonts, that he glanced
vaguely at a copy of the livening Intelligence.
" ltenewed Activity In Kund Shares"
was   the   Hue   in   largo   type    that
caught tiie disconsolate investor's e,
as the paper lay oa his desk.
"Confound Band shares '." he ejaculated fervently,    wheeling around as
though from a too-affeetioaate snake.
Just then, as luck had it, in popped
the beaming and expansive Scherer,
" Why, George, my deal' buy, ynu'ro
Innklng as frhastly as .lames Caai-
liam Keeil when he was "taken frnm
life,' as the wax-wnrks hill says.
Nuthlng BOrlolISi I hope'.' Gal chucked you V"
"Look here, Scherer, 1 don't want
you blarneying mo again. I've had
unite enough of Hand shares, thanks���
lu fact, a long sight too much."
" Baud shnrcsi Why, my dear fellow," .Scherer returned with a look
of pained virtue, "you really don't
mean to tell mo that's what imt you
down in the dump���that little nint-
ter of two-fifty, when you stood to
win a.a many thousands ! Bless my
soul "I���Schcrer's eye had just caught
the lino in the Evening Intelligence���
" have yon seen the paper to-night?"
" No,'' replied George, whose back
was turned, " nor dp I want to. I'm
sick of the whole tiling. Vou knew, for
I told you, I couldn't risk anything
under the circumstances unless it was
absolutely certain."   .
" And that's what you call ''risk'.'" "
""h, hang I���I know *lt's my own
inu11���only dun't bother me with any
mure o. these fine talcs."
" Now, I call this very unkind of
you, George," said Scherer, injured;
"I d indeed." And so saying,
av io lie kept an eye on George's
back, Mr. Scherer: cost the other
down tho ni �� cy column. When It
readied "Gold Bugs" that particular
eye flared uj    ike a fusee.
"Now wl""t    lould you say If Gold
Bugs avent up again to 3 l-i, eh'.'"
" Eoti"
" High*, you are, dear boy. ' Kot'
is it? Well, well, Ton think I misled
yon about that little deal, eh'."'
"Well, if you want plain speaking,
Mr, .Scherer, I thiuk you did."
"And you an' 1 friends, George!
This is what conies of trying to do
a man a good turn! Now, what do
you say if 1 uffcr to take those shares
off pour hands again, sinco you're so
cut up over 'em V"
" At a .-hilling apiece 1 suppose. Ha,
ha !"
"A shilling apiece'.' Nn, sir! Not
at ' a shilling apiece,' I'll give you
what yuu gave for 'em, and 'a shilling apiece' over to soothe your
injured feelings. What d'ye think of
that!"
Mr. Scherer found hi- magnanimity sn exhilarating that he' drew'
himself up, threw open id- coat, and
slipped George's livening Intelligence
Into his own pocket.
" You doubt my honesty nnd my
goud faith, oli, my dear sic," be said.
pulling nut his cheque bunk and a mil
"f antes. " Last week you paid me
��200; if you will be so good as tn
hand me back the scrip 1 shall havu
much pleasure iu handing ynu my
cheque fur ��863 10s, Or, p'raps,
lie added, with cutting sarcasm,
*' since you doubt my honesty, ynu
would prefer Bank nf England notes?"
George, who had risen, hulf-duzod,
had Just enough presence of mind to
gasp in his astonishment���
"If it's all the snme tn ynu, I
should."
"Certainly, my dear sir."
" I'm only too delighted to hand it
back to you," said George, fervently,
as he passed over the scrip and received the crisp notes and gleaming gold in exchange.
" And yet, strange to say," remarked Scherer. " I can assure you I m no
less delighted to take it back. Ha:
ha .' ha i Ha .' ha ! ha !" Tor some
moments the cnehinatioa prevented
speech. When Scherer found breath
he remarked to his bewildered friend:
"M.v dear George, let me give you a
word of honest advice���lu fact, two
words. Don't doubt .vour friend's
honesty again, and when you hold
active shares ki eji an eye on the
papers���ha .' ha .' ha !"
"The papers'.'" echoed Littleeash,
" why, no ; I haven't se:'ti to-night s
paper yet,'      and he struck a hell.   .
" Ves, sir," said the office boy.
" Where s to-night's evening paper,
Tippets '���'���
" Ain't come In yet, sir."
" Oh, yes It lias," corrected Mr.
.Scherer, clinking his laughter as he
produced the Evening Intelligencer.
" I just���-Just���mechanically picked   it
NOTES AND COMMENT:*;.
"When the Christian missionaries are
taught in Sunday school to shoulder
arms and form fours right as a preparation fur converting the Chinese,
they may be more successful than
they havo been as simple preachers of
peace and good will. Mahomet is
said, to have used the sword In the
extension of his religion. Lut it is an
odd place to look for nn example.
" Hundreds were burned���Hospitals
arc full ol the victims of explosions
���Many seriously injured." Thut is
the bending ol two nnd a half columns of small paragraphs' describim;
casualties to hundreds of Fourth Of
July eelebrutors In the Philadelphia
Record. United States newspapers
nre full of such reports. Heaths from
drink, stabbing- shooting nnd lockjaw ns the sequence of burns by explosions will come in for days yet.
Isn't the fashion in celebrating a little crude nnd barbarous?
up fnr a moment myself.
But tlie office hoy triumphed, j
" Thut's n hold wen. sir; to-night's
ain't come in yet, fir."
"Not come in!' slniokcd Scherer,
turning to the date. " Why, ;good
Lord���the d���d paper's n month old V
Mr. Scherers exclamations as ho
sank into Ueorges chair were so
shockingly profane that even the
office boy turned pal-,* and expected a
flash of lightning.
George got his friend out of Mho
office at last, but mado a point of
handing him back the odd twelve
pounds ten���" to soothe his feelings."
The wedding took 'place, and Lnele
Piper will never kuow the particulars
of deorges first���and last���"little venture on the Stock Exchange.
SKA-SICKNESS.
Vario
An exchange says there are at
least 50D med In New York, besides
many fashionable women, who hnve
their cigarettes made to order with
elaborate decorations iu the way of
crests, coronets, etc., nt a cost of $50
to $150 a thousand. Huvemeyer,
tho sugar king's, orders amount to
over $(i,000 a year, lie has twenty
stock styles ranging from ladles'
miniature llllputs to a banquet cigarette G3--1 inches loug, with' Persian
mouthpiece and scented cotton fHter.
Meanwhile thousands of New Yorkers
do not know where next day's food
Is to come from, nnd helpless children die for lack of n6urishmcnt aud
shelter in that Christian metropolis.
" Vanity Fair" asserts that Lady
Aberdeen creates discontent in Caniv-
dian society by making herself too
familiar with the servants iu houses
where she is a guest, by advising the
maids ngalnst wearing caps, " if they
are the badges of servitude," and by
shaking hands with peoplo or every
degree. This Is terrible���to the tuft-
hunters and the dudes���but we fancy
the Countess can stund it. If she
never does anything worse than encouraging self-respect in our earners, male and female, and mingling
on terms or equality with the Intelligent people of this democratic c-oun-
tiy, she will deserve a monument a
hundred feet high. It Is not every
born aristocrat who can so rise above
the level of class. .
������ Methods I'ro'Hig'-d lu Olivlai
1   lljllt HSiUltUCHS.
Many plans and measures have been
suggested for the prevention of seasickness. Tho Pharmaceutical Era
speaks of the scheme of the individual
who believed that a cure is impossible,
and that the only remedy is its prevention, lie claimed this prevention i
can be obtained by a little preliminary
exercise on land, by mounting Into a
swing tor meta-centric cradle), made
to. imitate the rolling of a ship by
beiug suspended from the meta-centre;
here the entry door could Le made so
that passengers could enter and leave
at pleasure. An hour or two in such
a swing, gradually increasing tho motion by mounting away from thu center of oscillation, with tho knowledge
that escape waa always possible,
would, tho author of the scheme
thought go far to inure passengers to
the real motion of the sea.
Another nnthor in publishing his
experiments upon the subject says
that whatever else mnfy he the cause
of sea-sickness, tliere is no doubt that
visual disturbance Impressions have a
great degree of importance In tho ethnology of the malady; although tho
fact that sometimes individuals who
nro completely blind aro affected
shows, of course, that other disturbances besides those connected with the
vlsnnl impressions are capable of occasioning sen-i-lckness. j le therefore
suggests as a preventive tlio bandaging of tho eyes, or tho looking ilx-
edly* at some object away from the
vessel���the clouds, the horizon, the
seashore (If In view) or a parsing vessel, no part of tho vessel lu which the
voyage is mado Intervening.
Tho number of remedies suggested
for quieting tho peculiar symptoms Of
Irritation, the distressing feeling at
tho epigastrium, the cold sweats, tlie
general feeling of illness, etc., are legion.
.    A CORE FOB TOOTHACHE.
In Staffordshire and Shropshire,
England, they have a most extraordinary euro for toothache. The sufferer watches a mole's runway with
a spade, nnd traps and, as soon as'
he succeeds in getting hold of one
of these reputed eyeless little animals, cuts off its paw and quickly applies It to tho aching molar. In
order to mako the cure sure and effective, the paw must bo amputated
while tho animal Is yet alive; further
more, if the aching tooth Is on tho
right side of tho Jaw, a left-hand mole
paw must bo used nnd vice versa. A
similar toothache superstition exists
In the Capo Verde Islands aad also on
the Canaries.
Ilk: WALTZED IN PERU.
Nut Kimi\in-; Wiiut Etiquette Demanded,
1 lit- Hm.I ;i Hard Time.
This one is told by a United States
navy officer on himself: One of our
handsome ships, with her handsome
officers, was cruising iu Peruvian waters, aud while in port the grand ball
In honor of the wife of tho president
of the republic was given. The young
officer was there In full uniform,
which Is warm enough at any time,
but which, lu a ballroom, after a
number of whirls iu a giddy waltz,
sueh as the Spanish descendants tn
Peru put up, Is anything but an ice-
coolcr. Our young hero invited a
charming Peruvian to waltz. She consented, and away taey went.
After several turns about the room
lie began to wish tbe young lady
would suggest that they promenade,
as most of the other couples did from
time to Ume, but not site. On they
went, spinning and prancing. The
heavy uniform had become a sweat-
box. The young man yvas burning
np. "Will isho never stop V" asked
the young officer of himself under his
breath. Early in tho game ho had
exhausted the few Spanish phrases ho
knew. lli\ did not dare stop until
sho did, as such a broach of etiquette might menu thnt her brother
would be likely to put a stiletto between his ribs for insulting his sister by stopping in a wait/, before
she did.
The Peruvian waltz lasts 20 minutes. That Is a long time in a tight
ffttlag uniform In a tropical climate.
Our ensign began to wabble, but he
kept his feet, aud that girl never
seemed to weury. When the 'JO* minutes hail expired the muUllQ ceased.
Other couples had waltzed and stopped und waltzed again. cJotno or his
brother officers had waltzed with
half u dozen beautiful senoritas, and
they wore wondering why he wn-> BO
devoted to tho particular one he won
still hugging and whirling when the
music stopped. lie led her to a seat,
anil for himself sought the open air
and unbuttoned his coat.
lie wns In a pitiable plight. Ho
did not enter the ball-room again for
two hours, and when he did was still
too weak to dance, or enjoy the festivities.. The young lady he Iuul
waltzed with avoided him. Other
ladles, who had seen the long distance record, seemed pleased that he
did not ask them to dance when presented. Later In the evening he
learned that it was thc Peruvian custom for tbo gentleman to suggest
that thoy should cease waltzing and
promenade or retire from the floor.
It wonld have been Immodest for his
partner to suggest stopping. The
young officer snys the memory nf
that Peruvian night haunts him -till.
���"Washington Star.
Queen Victoria s Scotch Journeys
cost her about .?25,tX)0 a year for
traveling expenses. THE WEEKLY NEWS, SEPT.
.*>���
1895.
THB fHKLY HWd;
Published tvery Tuesday,   |
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney Editor
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Notices   of Births,   Marriages   .uul
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50 cents.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1895,
SERIOUS  CHARGE
Mr. John J. Russell nf Vicioria has
preferred very serious charges against
Mr. Justice Crease, in effect that lie conspired with others tn prevent his son-in-
law, Mr. F. Cs. Walker,frnm being brought
Injustice, and had assisted turn lo evade
the penalty ofthe law when brought into
court on a criminal charge. Mr. Justice
Crease has for some time lost the confidence ofthe public and his erratic utter
ances and queer actions have pained
those who saw clearly that he ought ere
this to have retired from the bench. His
foolish language in an injunction case
against the city of Vancouver, where he
compared her citizens to insects, is not
forgotten.
His conduct with reference to thc revision of the voters list in 'Jomox is not
to his advantage. He ordered Mr,
Creech to advertise notice of lhe lime of
the sitting to revise lhe list, and then
when the bill was sent him met it with
persistant silence. Then his giving to
one he had just sentenced, an additional
term of two or three years for simply saying, "Thank you," illustrates the character of the man.
Cumpulsorv retirement at a giver, age
should be provided for by law.
WHAT IS SAID OF US
The Vancouver World in its last issue
has a well written and appreciative write-
up of Union and Comox. As quite a
a number of copies of thai sterling journal are taken here we may point out lhat
its reference tn slone buildings should be
taken for store buildings and lhat the capacity of (".rant and Mouncc's new saw
mill is 15,00.) feet per day, not 1,500 as
stated. These are simply primers' errors,
from which all papers unavoidably suffer,
but nunc less so ihan The World, which
thus kindly speaks of THE NEWS:
''Mr. Whitney & Son who established
TlIK NEWS at Courtenay. have moved
their plant to Union, and the news ot the
district and world's intelligence in britl
is given to its readers every week. Mr.
Whitney is an old newspaper man, and
he has made a wise selection in locating
at Union. He has a large circulation list
and a good advertising patronage. His
paper is a live one, advocates and up
holds the interests of Comox, and is de
serving of all ihc success il receives"
TOO MUCH N0I3E
Kditor News: Will ;,ou kindly allow
ane space in your valuable paper to ask il
there is any way ol stopping the various
kinds of nuisances to which the inhabi-
tants of Union are daily exposed? I will
mention a single nights experience to illustrate my meaning and daresay it is the
experience ol many. Soon after the sun
has risen the roosters belonging to the
neighbors arouse you, choosing generally
your door steps. They have scarcely
ceased and you turn to have a few minutes peace before the labors of the day
commence, when lhe cows, with their
bells merrily tinkling, keep up an incessant din until ;ou feel inclined to call your
revolver into u^e. These bells are seldom at rest, aud you no sooner gel your
children to sleep before the music begins;
that going on until you are fairly exhausted and vour children disturbed tveiy mo
ment. Next, the melodious whistle ol
the locomotives. And indeed, they must
be proud of their sound, as tire prolonged
noise is appaling! Dogs barking, cornets being practised, and shouting are
small items. And I am sure that unless
peace in a small degree can be obtained,
people will not cere lo live in Union.
A Well Wisher of  Union.
CHEAPER THAN WHOLESALE.
We are determined to close out our Summer stuff at less than
vyholssale prices.    All other goods reduced away down.
We are selling goods from 20 to 30 % less than you can buy elsewhere. �����>%-*  Sale continued during August.
SLOAN & SCOTT.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Summer Shirts
in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
The latest in English antl Scotch Tweeds.
LA WSON Sf McLEOD, dunne block.
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
THE  TRAVELING  DAIRY
The Dominion government has made
provision for the maintenance of traveling dairies in Manitoba, the North West
Territories and British Columbia under
the direction ofthe Dairy Commissioner
for the Dominion. The object is to afford those engaged in butter making an
opportunity to gain further, exact, practical and helpful information of the process
of making and packing butter. The Com
missioner has made out his programme
for this island providing visits to half a
dozen places from Victoria to Nanaimo
(including those cities) and utterly ignoring Comox, the most important dairying
section of all! The blunder is inexcusable, and an insult to our section. It is
true we are not on the railroad line, bai
we are within 60 miles of Nanaimo by
waler and the traveling dairj could easily
reach here. It was the duty ofthe Com-
misioncr lo have posted himself before
planning his route, and it is his duty now
to change 11 in justice to Comox. We
are glad to learn that both lhe Provincial
secretary and the Dtiputy Minister of
Agriculture, on the recommendation of
our member, Mr. Hunter, have written
Mr. Robertson asking him to reconsider
his decision and give Comox iwo days.
The Duputy Minister of Agriculture
writes expressing the hope that this may
yel be done. We have also written our
Dominion member, Mr. Haslam, urging
him to exercise his good offices in our
behalf. The pitv of it is that any such
effort should be necessary. Our people
pay their share of the taxes, anrl of right
should have their share of the benefits.
Ifa visit is secured we will see that ample
nntjc* is given the farmers so that lhe
necessary arrangements ran be made.
We cannot help but think that when lhe
farts are presented some way will yet be
found to secure to this diitrict the great
benefit nf the official dairy exhibition.
H. J, Theobald,
House and Sign Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
GRAINING A SPECIALTY.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
MRUI HOUSE,
ccu'ST-emi.-sr, B.C.
The leading hotel in Comox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists csn depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with ths
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
\
F. Ourran
SCAVENGER
UNION, B C
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���M
NELBONHOUSE
UNION HAY, II. a
Having taken this house, except thc
bar, I shall be pleased lo receive lhe
paironage ofthe public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cents.
T.J. I'iercy.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Saturday
September 7th for the construction of a j
portion of   the   Nanaimo   and Comox
Trunk road.
Plans and specifications can be seen at
mv office.   The lowest or any tender not
/*y**,eccessarily accepted.
-'.' S. Creech, Gov. Agent.
J. A. Ca**thew
ARCHITECT and BUILDER,
TT2STT02-7, B. O.
BARKER I POTTS,
BARRISTERS,
SOLICITORS, NOTARIES.  &C.
Oflice Room 2, McPhee & Mooro B'ld'g unci nt
NANAIMO. ft C.
r. o. iiiiawer 18.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay, B.C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
and
Courteous Attention
  UNION   BRICK   YARD   B.  O. 	
W. WALTER & SON.
Manufacturers of Handmade  Sand   Stock   Bricks.
The Famous
DOMINION PANTS CO.
Special   Patterns  Now  On  Hand  For Chimney  Heads,  Cornices Eic
GUARANTEED TO BE FROST  PROOF
U NIO V Bakery
UNION. B. C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always on hand.
The Bread Cart will
Courtenay and Comox
days and Fridays,
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
be a
Tues-
itanainin Saw Mill,
-ANO-
Sasii and Door
A O T O   R Y
���o-:o:o-o-
A. HASLAM, Prop
(OFFICE-MILL.   STREET.)
IP. O. Drawer IM.   IVIephone Call, 101
NANAIMO, 11. C.
E3F A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   A'so
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding. Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.   Redwood.
Society    Cards
l.o. O. V., No .11
Union Lsdge, I. O. O. F��� meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited tfl attend.
Win. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Loage No 14A.F.& A.M.JI.C.R
Courienay Ii. C.
Lodge meets on evety Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiling Brothers   cordially requested
lo attend.
R. S, McConnell,
Secretary.
TI2ST   SHOP.
I  HAVE OrENKll A .s|IOP
On Dunsmuir Ave,, Union
Opposite the NEWS office
Where I am prepared to do all kinds
��� OF���
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Rooting
Job work
���nd    RCpairing  -
And will endeavor to give satisfaction and
hope to receive
afairsh,areofC   HTarbel]
public patronage.
CUMBERLAND
MEAT MARKET
CHOICEST
FRESH
MEATS
&
FRESH
~> Ja.'RTA.
PRODUCE
Lowest CASH Price
A. G. FULTON.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Lnval Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
O. F.'. meet in theii lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. tn. Visiting brethren
cordiallv invited to attend.
I. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. O. O. F.,  Union.
Meets first and third Wedncseays of
each month at 8 o'clnrk p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets everv 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Ceo. Hull, Secretary.
Steamer Joan
L. P. LOCKE, MASTER,
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JO AX will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAV PORTS aa paMoorfCrs
aad froiKht mny offer
Lea.e Victoria. Tuointaj-, 7 a. m.
"   Nanuimo for Coniox, Wednesday, 7 a. id
Loave Coniox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7 a.m.
Nanaimo for Victoria   Saturiley, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music, Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
3tM k M ft. Jam��� 8k
MONTHEAI..
��0'SVmi1 for Hiimi'lca.
leet Ht KUartinietd.
SUITS
To order
PI
PANTS
S3
Prompt dull re r)*.   Pel
Union Sew M'ill.
LUMBER
and
All Kinds of Rough
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at .short no
tice.
MOULDINGS.
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
STUMPING.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
WOOD.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
K.Grant & I.. Mounce, Proprs.
IVERY-!
I f <ti prepared to
'���  furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C
EAMING-] THE WEEKLY NEWS, SEPT. 3,  *8d*
LOCALS.
New novels, plain and fancy sta
tineryat Plmbury's.
The lecture on Tuesday evening last
week by Kev. Mr. Kae was an able effort
500 pairs of wool socks to be cleared
at $1.50 per dozen at Leiser's.
About 125 came up from Nanaimo nn
Friday, landing at Comox wharf, and
about 50 of these came up to Union.
All boys $4.00 and $;.oo suits to be
cleared at $3.25 at I.eiseiJs.
Ladies, when you ��ant a dress made
cheap and pretty, call on Miss A. Ferguson at lhe Waverly Hotel.
Don't fail to take advantage ofthe big
bargains this week at Leisers.
For sai.k.- A pair of heavy three year
old mares, well brcke; have been working
all spring on farm. Easy terms if required. Applv tu Geo, A. Heatherbell, Horn
by Island.
Things were li- civ on Saturday night.
Two auctions were in full blast. Mary-
in,ml was holding forth in his new fir
palace next the Waverly House selling
goods at 50 cents nn the dollar, as he
said, and Cheney the Denman Island
auctioneer, was holding forth at thc same
hour at Piket's hall. Crockery was going
cheap! Before the sales began the ding.
dnng of the bells, manipulated by small
boys, who were quite willing to earn a
quarter in this way, was incessant and
almost appalling.
eoivi
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��� EVENING OF ���
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BU3H FIHES
The bush fires have been raging ahout
for the past few days, the smoke every
day becoming denser, so that thc town
seems enveloped in a cloud. A cabin in
the outskirts of Chinatown was smashed
by a falling tree. The fire also reached
the water pipes connecting with No. 2
slope temporarily causing a suspension of
work there.
A geatlem in who came down from
V tides Island says that the fence on Mr.
Haghes place is burned and that the road
made by the government is obstructed
by burnt timber.
On Thursday McQuillan & Gilmore of
Courtenav were returning from the wharf
with two teams well loaded with provisions antl some passengers. A large tree
was noticed bv onc nl' the party falling
over lheir heads and everybody made a
spring fur his life. Mr. McPhee landed
in lhe ditch and Road Boss Berkeley on
top of McQuillan. The tree fell upon
the wagon breaking off a hind wheel
antl scattering d-mr and provisions. Thill.irses started at top siiecd and could not
be stopped bef ire reaching the dyke. It
was a narrow escape from a violent death
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,< IS AH EARTHLY HADES.
Death Valley, California, the Graveyard of Many Men,
FULL
UNTOLD    HORRORS,
Terrible Experience! of Traveler** Who
JIhvu Buxarcted .he Attempl to Groin it
���Urs- BtllthSesatona Tupper Vlnltathe
Home of BlUeona Kepttltu.
Barstow, Cal., despatch says: Aa the
train shoots across the Mohave de-
���erii tlmt niusT, desolate nnd sterile
waste, with iu avrlul monotony, its
dreary expanse ul' sand and alkali,
unhroken save I'm' tlie stretrli of
rails glittering in the burning nun,
you womhx if anywhere on earth
there ean he a more desolate and
terrible region.
Saying this to a grizzled old na*
Vtlve* nu Arlzoniun o! forty years'
experience! who had coine on the
train at the Needle** and wlio had
told me many interesting stones of
hardship aud hairbreadth * escapes,
lie replied: "Ves, moni'' (.everybody
snys "'yes, mom,'' and "no, mom,'" in
this country), "tnere is. Walt till we
git ter Daggett and I'll p'iut out a
section of country that leads right
inter the jau-s of death au' the mouth
of hell."
HADES 1'OINTED OUT.
Aud wheu la ier we stepped on to
the platform of the railroad station
at this desert, camp my friend pointed away to the varicolored Calico
mountains and said earnestly: "Thar,
mom! Beyond them peaks lies hell!"
Gratified an l hay to have the
plaee located, I was a bit- startled
as* 1 asked: "What do you mean','"
"Death valley," replied my guide,
"tiie uwi'ulc:-i sput ou earth. Thar
hain't no human critter can stand
the horrors of that country. It's
alive witli snakes an' vermin, the
worVt ye ever see���suddon death, -mre
thing reptiles. Hot! 1 tell ye thar
hain't but one place hotter. Au' it's
ha'nted by the brave fellers who
have goue plumb, clean mad tryin'
ter face it, an, Who lmve died an'
baked an' scorched thar."
I hnd, of course, rend and heard of
tiiis terrible waterless desert, but
until the hardy old veteran1!*! solemn
manner and vigorous English had set
it before me it had made no impression. Xow, however, I became interested aud asked many questions.
NO SHADE, NO BREEZE, KO WATER
Death Valley lies in the southeast
corner of California, close to the
Nevada line. It is eight miles broad
by thirty-five long and comprises
800 square miles of such desolation
as would make a .Siberian steppe or
Lybian desert seem a paradise. On
tlie west tower the Telescope mountains, and tlie cant is shut away by the
Funeral mountains, an appropriately
named rampart for tho valley of the
shadow of death. Parched, scorched,
suffocating, lies the arid, awful plaiu,
unmarked by nny vegetation save the
scraggy, fierce cactus. Prom tlie
salt aud lava beds here and there
oozes a horrible liquid Which has
maddened and poisoned muny a hardy
adventurer, causing his bones to
bleach on tbe burning sand and become merely a playhouse for rattle*
snates, scorpions and the deadly Gila
monster. .Shut in by these awful
mountains, with an Interminable
stretch ol burning sand under foot,
no shade, no cooling breezes, no
water, with only hideous reptiles for
companions, what wonder men have
gone mad. babbling as tliey died of
the sparkling pools of water they
saw in their path.'
Tho scene Is said to b9 a weird and
awful study in black and white*���thu
black of the frowning mountains, the
white of the burning sand, which In
various places is heaped in high
mounds by the furious blasts which
swoop down from the heights. Then
tlioro' Is tlie fiendish *' self-rising '*
earth, as they call it out here, which
curves and puffs up as far as one may
see, ns ir Invisible yeast were foaming
and working beneath it. Whoever
steps upon tliis treacherous quicksand Is lost. It is but a crust over
a horrible*slimy swamp of salt mud-
Nothing more awful than this " aliud-
'lcrine; r-nrxi'���can lie imagined. Another section is called the salt earth,
consisting ol millions of sharply
pointad pinnacles ol salt, harder
than stone, like cruel, glistening steel
instruments.
TEMPTED AND WERE LOST,
What would ever tempt one to
enter tli i.s accursed place'.' The rich
fields of borax have lieen the halt
which huve lured men to their doom
in this barren valley. .Scientists say
it wan once a lake Impregnated with
Solutions or sodium, from which conie
the deposits of salt aud borax.     It is
undoubtedly of volcanic origin.
Lin doleful name was given It buck
In the days of the argonauts. In those
early (lays of the excitement following tiie discovery of gold in California
thousands of gold seekers made their
way overland by every available
route. One of these Hed through
Salt Lako City and across a thousand
miles uf alkali plains and desert that
lay between the Mormon Settlement
and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Onc
party, numbering about seventy, in-
eluding women and children, was
induced to deflect southward from
tho regular trail across Nevada in
the belief that more abundant water
would thus bo found and the perils
of tho long Journey -much abated.
But it proved a trail of death. The
oxen died of thirst (and starvation
and one after another of tho party
perished on the sands of tha cruel Implacable desert. At last they reached tiio summit of the Funeral range.
Looking down into the valley below
them they (jaw a great body of
water, ns they believed, but on descending they  found  tbey were     the
victims of a mirage and that what
they had fancied was water was
Only the reflection of tho sun on alkali marshes. AU the party but two
men, Bennet and Stockton, perished,
madly seeking water. The story ia
more'terrible from the fact that subsequent prospectors discovered fresh
water springs not very lar from
where thc unfortunates died.
In 1S91 the region was scientifically
explored by naturalists employed by
the United States Department of Agriculture. They reported that some of
the noblest mountain peaks in the
world arc there visible, but thc traveller might as well leap into tbe
crater Of a volcano as to venture
within tho awful vale. Tlie record of
deaths shows thnt the victims a.ve always seized with delusions a nout
water. My Arizonian friend told mo
that a rescuing party found one poor
man walking about stripped nnd holding his tattered clothing high nbove
his head. As they approached he called
tu them to look out, thc water was
very deep, and when they came up
to him he clutched at them as a
drowning man would. L-TOBpectors nre
often found dead, their bony fingers
digging in the tsand as if vainly seeking a hidden spring.
la 1880 a party of Frenchmen attempted to cross the valley. All sturdy
fellows, tliey scouted the idea of peril.
They took, Ofl they fancied, plenty of
water, but before they were half way
across it gave out. Crazed with thirst,
they cut thc throats of their burros
and drank their blood, Pour escaped,
hut several died. The leader of the
expedition never recuvered from his
(frightful experience, but was so affected by tho memory of his tortures
that he blew out his brains.
ROAST LIZARD.
The Digger Indians and the l'iutes
live in the mountains and in tlie forests un the verge of the valley. The
Piutes are known as the white Arabs
of tho desert. Their staple loud is
lizard flesh, which they consider u
great luxury and which they catch
un the borders of the valley. These
lizards are about two leet long. The
Indians call them '"chaliwalla," aud
roast them as caught between hot
stones. White men eat them, too, but
dress them aud boil them over, a sagebrush tire. They are said to be very
good eating and to taste quite like
.-logs' legs.
Thero are no birds in this neighborhood save the weird, mysterious
raven, whose ominous voice fitly
croaks the fatal entrance of those
who brave thc terrors uf the valley.
Howling coyotes add their harsh
cries tu the sum of horrors about the
place. Curious reptiles, uncanny and
hobgoblin in appearance, are found
here. The must deadly creature
next to the Gila monster is what the
natives call a "side winder" snake,
which i-< peculiar to this desolate
desert. It is a rattler about twenty
inches long, which moves from side to
side with a startling spring instead
of gliding along. Moreover, it has
horns, .and 1 don't know but hoofs,
too, It Is assuredly of the evil one.
Scorpions, tarantulas, rats, horned
toads and gnats had their aids to
render Dcatn Valley the most appalling place on earth. There are mice,
too���mice whicli live upon centipedes
���and there are rats with huge ears,
a sight to scare thc dogs.
REMARKABLE EFFECTS.
There is no humidity in the place.
The frizzling heat, which remains in
the neighborhood of 150 iu tlie shade
all the time, produces remarkable effects. Wood falls apart; chairs and
wagons and barrels drop tu pieces
within a few minutes. No one can
support life an hour without water.
A terrible story is told of the exploring party of 1871, Tho commander,
Lieutenant Wheeler, cnlled liis guide
and ordered him to cross tiie valley
on foot. Ou the guide's remonstrating two soldiers wero ordered to
start him with fixed bayonets. De-
fore an hour had passed one soldier
crawled into the camp more dead
thun alive. * Tlie other was found
by a rescuing party, but tlio wretched guide had wandered away beyond
help, and one more victim wus added
to tho roll which the ghastly, goul-
lsh spot calls for every year.
And yet in this awful region, the
must arid spot on enrth, as Death
Valley is now conceded to be, strangely enough, one can find fish. There is
an extension of Death Valley proper,
knjown as Pish Lako Valley, on the
lino between Nevada and California.
In tills valley, so my Arizona friend
told mc, tliere are many pools, brackish, it is true, but lull of carp from ten
to fifteen laches in length. These carp,
However, havo been introduced by
philanthropists, and have thrived in
ull the waters in which they have
been tried. There is nu artificial pool
in Death Valley itself where tho carp
have flourished. Thero Is another fish
Which has lieen caught in Saratoga
Springs in the lower cud of Death
Valley, something like a black buss,
of brownish hue, with a tinge ot red
on the back and yellow ou the belly.
There ure dark bands running down
tlie sides and the fins huve dark borders, it feeds on Insects and Is caught
by people wlio camp by tho springs
with a pin liook on a thread for a
Hue uml a small morsel of bread for
bait. Pish iu the streams tributary
to the salty lakes of this arid region
Moinetlnies swim down to the lakes
and their dead bodies nre found afloat
near tho mouth ol the streams covered with an accumulation of sal sado
crystals, whicli by their weight have
dnowncd them.
In the adjoining country aliout
Denth Valley are found many traces
of former occupation Iiy a civilized
people, in one range of mountains is
a lofty perpendicular cliff of limestone
-over 2,~A> feet in height and having a
smooth surface. About PHI feet from
the base of this cliff are cut a. cross
and the letters X L D. They are at
[least sixty feet in height and can be
(readily seen from a great distancq.
Tlie. Indians have no traditions concerning them, and tlie accepted belief
js that they were carved by thc Jesuit
priests who in 1668 established missions to the south in Arizona. To
cut these letters on the face of this
great cliff man must have erected a
scaffold 10!) feet high or have, been let
down* 150 feet from tho ton of the
cliff.
��� GHOSTS THERE, TOO.
But Death Valley���that place in
which Dante might have laid the
scene of his Inferno and among whose
noisome vapors, slimy pools, hideous
reptiles and heaps oi dead men's bones
the pencil of Dore would have reveled���hns yet other horrors. The
terrors of the daytime arc as nothing,
it is said, to tlie unknown and awful
influences abroad at night. My Arizonian lowered his voice us he spoko
of the ghostly shapes and apparitions
that walk there, the fearful moans
ami sighs that float upon the hot
sirocco breath of midnight. " Ha'nt-
ed" is the frightful valley by the
most dreadful specters, from whoBe
open mouths protruding tongues loll
in search of one drop of cooling water
and whoso parched heads split apart
with tho terrific heat. There is one
awful phantom that rides Its horse
witli a ennteen in its bony hand-tput-*
ting it to Its fleshless-lips again and
agaiu to find it empty and to drop
it with a heart rending moan. Tliis
apparition hns been seen time and
again by those who hnve ventured
neur the valley at the hour when
graveyards yawn. Indeed, take it all
in all, ono might search tho whole
world round, nnd nnt find another
such spot, whicli from its situation,
its lurroundlngs, Its horrors and its
shadows, would so aptly correspond
to one's conception of a placo for lost
souls, Edith Sessions Tupper.
JEWELS FOR THE HEATHEN
, Former Hamilton Preacher Booms
Missions.
A I'lEOIlLKM tOli MOK.U-ISrs.
mii ,i Capitol Crime
LeSS Out*'.*
Why Willi* Mmi Co
lu Avitlil
Ray Van Tassel, of Nashua, Iowa,
loved his slster-iu-law more thun lie
loved ids wife, lie wanted to marry
her, but tlie wife was iu the way. lio
put strychnine in coffee which hid sis*
ter-in-law innocently gave to her
sister. The latter died. Van Tassel
then thought that lie was free to
marry the woman who hud pleased
him; but he lias been arrested on the
charge of murder and he has confessed.
Now, will some moralist tell why it
is that a man will do a great crime
because he hesitates to do a smaller
one? "Why did Van Tassel hesitato.
to violate his marriage vows while he
did uot hesitate to do murder? It
cannot be that to his mind murder
was a less heinous offence than abandonment of his wife. "Was it because
tlie second wonmn would not give
herself to him while the first woman
was living, or was it because ho
thought he could kill his wifo without any scandal, while an elopement
with his Bister-ln-law would provoke gossip ?
Van Tassel is not the only man who
has been guilty of crime similar to
that which he has confessed. The
newspapers nearly every day contain the report of murder done by a
man or a woman because of a desire
to get somo ono out of the way who
interfered with his or her wish to
marry another. Are the primary
passions so strong in some men and
women that they blind tho moral
sight, or are such women and men on
the verge of insanity? If this problem can be solved, a long step would
ho tnken In the direction of preventing tho evil which grows out of the
peculiar condition.���Brooklyn Eagle.
RAISED A FURORE AND $72,000,
CONCENT I! ATED EXTB ACT.
Swollen and Norway will presently
be known .as tlio unheavenly twins.���
Judge,
A good advertisement never sleeps.
���West Union Gazette.
Tho secret (if happiness Is to love
one's duty, anil to lind pleasure therein.���Countess Dash.
Our greatest glory is not in never
falling, hut in rising every time we
fall.���Pascal.
Tlio truo art of memory is the art
of attention.���Johnson.
Through the supply of pure spring
water to tho Paris garrison tiio
number of typhoid eases, which in
1881) reached the alarming figure of
nearly 1.200, has since dwindled down
to loss thnn oOO.
Tliere are some poople whose religion wouldn't fool the most credulous person on earth; but they expect the Lord to swallow it.���Atchison Globe.
Tlio married avomen teachers of
Illinois aro in a stato of excitement
over the Introduction of a bill in tile
Legislature of that Stato to prohibit
their employment In tho public
schools. Thero nro about -100 such
women In Chicago alone.
The young man thinking about bis
spring outfit may bo Interested in recalling thnt a size in cont or trousers
Is one Inch: in underwear, two Inches;
In n sock, an inch ; In a collnr, half nn
Inch ; in shoes, one-sixth of an inch ;
in gloves, a quarter of an Inch ; In
hats, one-eighth.
MIU   ORI.I'ANS  PICAYUNES,
I IiIdii is tiie biggest crop Japan hns
ever I,invested.
Turkey must up nnd Redoubt to
stop tho looting of her Arabs.
All tho snme, duck trousers ure not
tho tilings to go Into water with.
The diplomat avho knows something
should not open his mouth, for fear
avhnt he knows may escape.
Indianapolis peoplo want the
liorse hitching posts removed from
their streets. They have a country
village appearance.
Efforts will be mado to stop bull
fights In Atlanta, and to stop bully
fights In Dallas. It avould also bo a
good thing if murders in Louisiana
and Mississippi  could be stopped.
The King of Spain fell from his bicycle tho other day and hurt his foot.
He is 9 years old, and tlie insurrection in Cuba Is not bothering him,
hut ho is hot when his wheel gives
him a tumble.���Ncw Orleans Picayune.
Pour people avero burned to death
at Pendloton, Ore., by a firo on Wednesday night, which destroyed the
Transfer Hotel and several adjoining
buildings.
Mrs. Sarah Leonard, of London, Ontario, has fallen heir to nn estate valued at 5250,000 in Domernra.
Hold   Watchei,   liii.cn uml   Uianiimil   Pill
Contribution mixes���One  Mau  Bauds
Over Hnntle ami Land uml All Bis Cash
���Kxeltlug Scenes at the Christian Healers' Camp at Otii Orchard, Me.
Orchid nench despatch says i The
great collection day tit the Christian
Alliance, ot- mure properly speaking.
the Christian Healers', calnp meeting
mi Sunday was marked by scenes that
[rivaled those nt lust yen.!' in point of
religious fervor, it was au enthusiasm bordering on fanaticism, and
caused men to hurl their gold
watches, rings, studs, and scarf pins
into the contribution hoxes, and wont*
eu to tear from their ears costly diamonds to help tlie foreign mission
cause. One man excitedly gave his
house nnd land a.nd every dollar he
had In the world, ami sacrifices of the
like were numerous.
RECORD-BREAKING COLLECTIONS,
Ten thousand people were present in
the big auditorium when Rev. A, it.
Simpson, formerly pastor of a Presbyterian church In Hamilton, Ontario,
who is tlie Alliance leader, proceeded
by high entreaties to break it world's
���record for gilts for foreign mission.
His sermon called out what is styled
the greatest collection ever taken up
in tiie history of thc world for any
similar purpose.
Saturday was observed as a dny of
fasting and prayer hy Dr. Simpson and
liis coworkers, uud that night tlie doctor himself spent ninny hours in
prayer, with the result that when he
went to the grove Sunday it was with
thc lull assurance tlmt at least the
offering would far exceed that of lust
'yea r.
When the meeting hour arrived all
the noted workers of the Alliance
were ou tlie platform. Rev. Peter
Luce offered prayer, ami then the
great audience, led hy Miss Louise
Shepard, joined In singing "Glorious
Lord, and Coming King."
lill. SIMPSON'S SERMON.
1M-. Simpson begun his great missionary sermon with his coworkers
bowed in silent prayer around him.
He tool; for his text John vi. 5-1-1,
tlie story of tlie [ceding of the grent
multitude by Christ with the live
loaves and three smalt fishes. When
Christ's first missionaries offered their
services, he saitl, lie did not wait for
the money, but said, *' Go," ami the
money came promptly. Tiie speaker
said lie hoped to scatter brands of
gospel through his audience, ami reminded it that avhnt tlie people did
to-dny they did for eternity. Tliey
should give their lives to be able to do
something for Christ. The brands of
gospel lire, scattered 'through the
audience, soon started a flame of enthusiasm, br. Simpson pledged $501)
to the work of missions uud snid that
in iiddltloii he proposed to try ami
raise ut least $10,000 from outside
sources. He said tliut $3O0 would pay
tlie expenses of a missionary station
for a year and $8O0 the expenses of
a missionary1
"1 want to have a voice spenltlmg
for me iu tlie foreign mission fields,"
said Kev. Ur. "Wilson, rising from his
seat, "and i will pledge to support
two missionaries,"
This added $600 to the contribution
of Dr. Simpson. Next a cheque wns
handed to the doctor, who cried,
"Thank God!" nnd announced that a
friend had just given $-1,500.
Mrs. Rounds, of Chicago, pledged
$800 In the name ot tlie Oak Park
Alliance,
A gentleman here Jumped up and
said: " Ur. Simpson, put me down tor
$600 lor the general missionary cause
ami $800 for a missionary in Africa."
A avoiuan gave $1,000, and .Miss
Shepard sung: "Blessed Be the
Name of the Lord."
GIVES ALL HIS PROPERTY.
Rev. .1. P. Holden, of Texas, laid all
his property before the doctor in one
offering, It consists of a house ami
land In California that cost him, avlth
uutlnys he has had on It, $10,000, und
avlilch, it Is snid, ought to bring at,
least $7,500 at a forced sale. A'gentlemen avho avas present and avho
knew ahout the property, suid so and
declared that Mr. Holden avould find
a purchaser ut once. Mrs. Holden
Joined in tlie generous gift that swept
away tlielr home und nil they hud
saved. Tho excitement caused by
this gift   \V*U*  very great.
" lielieve nnd let go," shouted Ur.
Simpson.
Mrs. Mary U. Perkins then pledged
some property she thought ought to
bring $8,000.      It avas accepted.
TRAVELLING MEN GIVE $1,000,
Joltn E. Uott'itt, who Is the President ol an association of ( hrlstlan
commercial    travellers,    pledgetl Sl,-
OOil Iii the name of his organitatl	
ami llr. Simpson asketl tor "special
prayer for the drummers, the best
men ave have, some of tliein."
Rev. Walter Russell, the Christian
Evangelist, pledged $B,oO0 in the name
of the Canadian Alliance, uml Rev. S.
.Men-It gavo $500. Dan McGregor
gave $500, and a man by hlsiside added the snme amount. Mr. Seleliow
and others gave $750 nnd Rev. Mr.
Kenny, ot Sing Sing, gave $500, and
tho Lynn branch of tlie Alliance gave
$:i00. A Mr. Ritlilcford contributed/
$.",00, and Mr. and Mrs. Fall $250.
Mrs. Ely, of St. Louis, gave a jnntl*.
she held for $500, the proceeds ot ttio
sale of her diamonds.
"I gave $100 last year," saitl navo-
niau in the audience, " and God blessed mo sti greatly that l avant to
make it $200 this year."
And so It avent on for   'two hours.
FORGOT THEIR DINNER.
Dinner was forgotten, tho avonder-
lul scene having blotted out    everything else    from the minds    of   all
present.
Louise Shepard met those who
wanted to "exchange gold for iron
tor Jesus' sake." giving iron for gold
watches, the iron watches bearing
the inscription: "Gold for iron for
Jesus' sake." Over forty valuable
gold avatches were exchanged for irou
watches.
When Dr. Simpson returned to the
plutform ho made the announcement
that 100 persons gave $30,000, ono
hundred others gave i$4,,000, and
still one hundred others $10, and
that In nil $72,000 had been given.
"I asked the Lord last night," he
said, "lion- much I could hope. I
found that $50,000 avas too Uttle. At
laiit I received, not a promise of $75,-
000, but liberty to pray for that offering, and we have received $72,000."
At 5 o'clock In tho afternoon a.
baptism wns held In tlie ocean and
100 candidates avcre immersed.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL DKKSS.
The Mo.t Beautiful and-Plotureique ur Any
In Kurnne
it la well known that of all Kuro-
pt'itn national costumes thoso of the
Russians are tho most beautiful und
picturesque Tho snrufnu, tlie wo-
niuii's gown, Is still worn by the
Empress ol Russia, and her ladles at,
court receptions, and eould not bo
equaled ia beauty by any modern
gown. Unfortunately 'the national
costume is now being replaced, even
ninoiig tho peasantry, by tlio uso of
factory (iroducts, which aro cheaply produced, cheaply bought and soon
worn out nnd replaced by new ones.
Formerly a handsome holiduy cos-
tumo was a possession to bo prized
nud would often bo handed dowu from
mother to daughter and sometimes
tlosceud to tho grandmother. Neither
labor nor expense was spared ou
theso costumes; thoy wero tilings of
beauty and as tlio fashions did not
change the Joy they gavo was permanent, says tho Washington Times.
Some of tho costumes nro still la the
possession ot distinguished families,
who long ago ceased to wear the national dress. Many ol them have
been donuted to museums, where, in
the ethnological department, artistically executed manikins can be seen,
thu work ol real artists, dressed iu
exquisite ancient costumes. Tho
present Empress dowager lius given
oeveral complete costumes to the
Dashkolf museum at Moscow.
Among the peasants who still wear
the nntionul dress tho older costumes are handsomer and richer than
the modern ones. The stylo of dress
is not tho snme In all parts of Russia;
it differs not only iu the several provinces (governments), but there uro
often three or four different styles In
the different parts of the same province. In the nialii tcatures, however, the costumes remain the same
and generally consist of tlio following
articles for a woman's dress:
A linen chemise, or shirt, is worn
next to tlie skin, extending down to
a little below tho knee. Tho upper
part oi It with lull sleeves forms a
kind of eliintesette, and is generally
embqoldered in red or blnck or retl
and blue arranged In geometrical patterns, ia holiday costumes the chemise is made of ' flue linen, and the
bottom is either embroidered or trimmed with tine luce. Over this is worn
the sarafan, a sleeveless gown consisting of a skirt almost reaching to
tlio ground and a bodice iittachcd to
it with straps across the shoulders.
These sarafans are frequently mude
of fine woollen or silken, material of
beautiful colors handsomely trimmed
with cinibifuidery or gold and silver
braid.1 An apron, also embroidered,
ii always worn with tlie sarafan, lu
the house a short sleeveless JacKet is
sometimes worn, culled dooshegrelka
(soul-warmer); it is made of silk or
velvet, embroidered and fur trimmed,
"For outdoor uso in cold aveather a
shoobu or fur-lined coat, long sleeves,
Is worn ; it is provided with fur cutis
nnd collar. The coooshnlck, the head
dress of Russian women, is a very
elaborate and handsome affair, in
shape very much liko a croavn. It is
made of gold ami silver cloth and embroidered witli pearls und precious
stones iu tlio costumes of the rich, or
with cheap finery, but still very
blight, in those of the poorer classes.
These head-dresses tire exceedingly he-
coming to the round faces of tho Russian women and aro worn principally
by the maidens; tlio married women
generally cover the coooshnlck avlth
a silk kerchief. On the feet stockings and leather shoes of different
kinds nro worn, sometimes maroon
slippers embroidered with gold.
lOKt I lil.V KJLUI'KI.'.
Farmers lu OxOJrd County Take the Law
Intu Their Owu Bauds.
Quito nn unusual scene In these
ditys of peace and plenty of law was
w-itnessed In tho confines of Brant
and Oxford counties on tlio Norwich
road a few days ago. Half a hundred
stalwart farmers drove to the residence of a family pained Howcrmuii
near the brickfield on the Norwich
ami Hamilton rood, and within threo
or four miles from the town of Norwich.
For rensons avhich ueod not bo
mentioned hore, the lUiwermans huvo
made themselves objectionable to
their neighbors. Thu hitter determined to rid thn countryside of tho
peoplo referred to, drovo to tlio premises and forcibly ejected them. Several of tho members of tlio family,
on tho host coming nrountl, took to
tho woods beforo anything was snid
to them. Tho temporary bailiffs
turned It ho household goods, which
were neither numerous nor choice, out
upon tho roadway and left. Accidentally and avithout the knowledge of
the farmers the houso caught tire and
burned to the ground. Mr. John Hill,
avho owned tbo houso and land,
while not at all overcome by the
ejection of his tenants, is wroth at
the destruction of his house, and
threatens to suo the parties engnged
in the ejectment lor damages.���Brant-
ford Expositor.
A  BETTER  RECORD.
Upper���For a frail man Musselman
is quite a powerful fellow, Isn't ht 1
Chipper���Is ho?
LIpper���Of course he is; they say
ho can put up a hundred-pound dumbbell avithout much effort.
Chipper���His wife can beat that;
sho put up a hundred two-pound cans
of tomatoes yesterday. m tfsamaeasttk cufi tfOK ***HWWK ��� ����� .iat. i*. a .aw. .41 iH! ill ,.lfe'8f;��, Sis. .1-3
SIMPLY   A  FOREGONE  CONCLUSION.
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CHAPTER I.
"Oh, you may talk as much as ever
you please, my dear; It amuses you,
and it doesn't do me any harm, but
it's 6ure to come to that iu the end,
you mark my words 1"
"'That* being 1"
"A white veil and orauge blossouiB,
a lovely trousseau, liberal settlements,
and a husband to look after you���
or for you to look' after, as the caso
may be," Lilian said, airily.
" 'That' appears to include a good
<ieal I" ,    . t��� ..
"It docs, and I'll do my best to secure it all for you. it won t be my
fault if Rose Isn't Miss DWton lie-
foro another six mouths is over.
"NoV Well, all I can ���say 1". .* "<*
have my hearty sympathy, ""'",;,
"I'm obliged to you, but- Why
"Because you ure embarking on a
desperate enterprise, and one in whit
I  tell you frankly that falluie is a
foregone conclusion." .
"No, not 1 shall succeed; I know I
shall. 1 teach both by E��J��pt and
example, for 1 am mysel an OWect
lesson, tho value of which il Is In
possible to overestimate lor cuui.i-
tiomil purposes. Success is a foiL-
gone conclusion, not inllure. Remember, us tlie man In the play snys,
"there's no such word as fail I
"That is all very fine, but success,
or failure, In this case does not depend
upon yoursolf alone."
"NorSare you even the chief person
concerned," ignoring the interruption
"I've not tlio slightest desire to uui uy
or be married, and I avould much ratter you made your matrimonial plans
quite  Irrespective of me.
"That's Just what 1 mean to do.
"Of my wishes, yes; but: I mean oi
me  also.   I am quite  satlsiled  as 1
1**B*B
in
am."
Was I J
Well, yes ; so far as any matter
which she could help me avas concerned. Speaking generally, I was
"quite sutisfed," and at present iQvas
dealing in generalities. Wheu did 1
ever deal iu anytlilng else ?
My sister laughed the frank laugh
ot genial skepticism.
"Quite satisfied, Vi? Oh, I know
better I it's all very well uow, in
holiday time, when tho children aro
all at the sen, but' don't tell me that
you will be 'quite satisfied' when tho
daily round of teaching begins again,
and you havo to turn out iu all weathers to bo bullied by those horrid
little lialtours nud their detestable
mother. It's impossible Hint you cuu
really like It. 1 can't thiuk. so badly
of you as that."
"Nonsense, Lilian I They're not bad
children, and "
"You'll tell mo next that the mother's not a bad mother "
"I don't think sho 19, lu some respects."
" But a model of nil the maternal
and    a    most     charming
mm:miM.,M.mi,ai.
too long postponed���her correspondence was always terribly in arrears
���and I wandered oft down the garden, which, as I had only arrived the
previous evening, I had as yet
scarcely seen.
It was not so large as It appeared;
for presently, as I strolled on
through the shrubbery, the path
took a sittlden turn, and I found
myself before a wicket gate that
opened into a wide, undulatiug
meadow, and face to face with a tall,
rather good-looking young man, who
was Just approaching it from the
other side.
"This Is luck," he began heartily,
as he raised his hat. "I wanted to
see you of all people, Mrs. Caiverley,
but���i beg your pardon," he broke
off abruptly, "I   took you for '*
"My sister ? Wo are considered  to
| bo alike, so it was   a    very natural
mistake," 1 said, willing to put him
nt his ease.
"Oh, of course, you aro Miss Drayton? My name's Hoare,- and Caiverley and I are very old friends." He
hesitated a moment, nnd then adtlcdr
"I wonder whether I might trouble
you with a message for your sister?"
"To be sure���what Is  It ?"
"Will you till her that an old
Irleud has turned up unexpectedly���a
fellow who was with me In Attica
last year���and I should like ttwfully
to bring hlui to the dance on Thursday, Uo you think I might?"
"I have uo doubt of it. I am sure
my sister will send him an invitation
with pleasure."
"That is very kind ot you. You see
he litis only Just returned to England, and I don't thiuk he's on particular good terms with his people-
father married again, and that sort
of thing���so I hope he'll be with me
some time. Tell your sister he's a
rattling good fellow aud a capital
shot. 1 know she'll like him."
I wondered a little which til tliese
qualifications wns especially to recommend him to Lilian's good graces,
but I kept my curiosity to myself,
for Mr. Hoare's enthusiasm about
ills friend touched me, and I would
not willingly have seemed to make
light of the expression ot it.
"llut will he havo a costume ?" I
asked. "It Is to bo a fancy dress
dance, you kuow, or, moro accurately
u masked ball,"
"Oh, we'll rig up something, uever
fear. I'm really awfully greutful to
you, for, or course, there's no time
to iose, and I didn't like to disturb
Mrs. Caiverley so eariy in the morning."
i u'tii -pttwu to nn* at once, and
your friend shall havo liis invitation,.
Uy the bye,  what is his name?"
"'Balfour���Jack Balfour," he replied.
CHAPTER II.
' I shall never
where   lio
sudden
unbroken
virtues,
woman!"
" No," emphatically
say that."
" H'm 1 I'm glad you have some
common sense left. And tiie stepson
���Jack, isn't his name V���has anything
boen heard oi him ?"
" Not a word."
** Don't tliey  even  know-
la r
" If they do tliey have not told me.
I spoke as iudlffereutly us I could,
und Lilian asked uo more questions.
After nil, why 6hould ehe? She had
beeu studying In Germany when laat
.lack waa at home, aud knew nothing.
What, Indeed, was there to know ?
A flirtation, to which, perhaps, the
girl had attached too much importance ! Ignorant as she had been of
the ways of thc world, could anything
Ite more probable V Passionate protestations and promises,
parting, and then silence,
bllence, for three long years.
But the radiant happiness of those
few short weeks was still a cherished memory after all the dull years
that had passed; to her it had beeu
so much ; to him nothing.
I do uot wish Lilian's light fingers
tu turu over that page In my history.
It had loag been eiosed to all eyes
but mine; better���oh, far better���that
It should remain so.
My sister's talk drifted easily from
the subject, and once more I breathed
freely. She weut on maUlug her amiable little plans for our benefit���for
mine, and ultimately fur Hose's���and
1 heard lier lu silence. Sllcuce usually
played a large part in my life, aud
whero would have been tlie good of
saying anything now ? Nothing 1 could
urge would liavo had tlie smallest
effect upon her.
After all, it was natural that she,
tlio happy, triumphant, young wife,
should wish to help us to bo as happy
us herself. Sho had always loved us,
even Whon w��! lived beneath the same
roof, and had hard work to mako the
dress allowance which wan not really
enough fnr oau do fur three. She loved
us still, and more thaa over. We
must submit to It. then, wkh the best
l^race wo could ; after all, sho had too
good taste ever to bn a really sue-
ces.-i'ui matchmaker; so wo need not
fear that her little schemes would be
allowed to place Ua la aa awkward
position.
Lilian's marriage had been a surprise to us uli; wo throe girls had
lived SO quietly witli our widowed
mother that it certainly n^nicil little
likely that oue of us would ever make
such a brilliant entrance into matrimony. But the young heir to one of
the finest properties in the county
had not been proof against my eldest
sister's beauty, aud after a little not
unnatural opposition on the part of
his family ho had married her. That
was somo,six mouths ago, and now
1 was upending the summer holidays
with them In their pretty country
house, whUe Rose remained at home
with our mother���for Hose was barely
18, and hail no "horrid little Balfours"
to teach, so that all life was holiday
time to her at present.
Lilian, having explained her ben-tvo-
leut intentions with regard to my
prompt settlement lu life, left me to
write some letters  that    had    beeu
Tho earth seemed to rock beneath
my leet; groeu meadow and blue sky
swam before my eyos, uud 1 cluug
eonvulsiveiy to tho little gate to
support myseh.
Was it possible'.' Could it lie the
same Jack Balfour?
Mr. lloare, meanwhile, luoked at mo
with gVuwiug concern in his frank
blue eyes.
- " Wkat's the matter, Miss Dray-
toaV You've turned* us white as a
dulsy. Are you ill ?" lie asked, anxiously. Uow odd und far .away Ida
voico souuded 1
1 recovered myself with un effort
aud murmured something aliout the
heat of the sun. He seized the suggestion with, biispicious alacrity, aud
whon I tried to smile reassuringly he
responded with a ghastly grimace
la tho heartiest manner in the world.
" It's all my fault for keeping you
talking hore in thia glaring sunshine,"
lie said penitently. " 1 muet take
myself off before 1 do any more mia-
chief; and���don't bother about what
I askod you if you'd rather not," from
which' 1 knew that he had seen more
than ho wished to appear, and did
uot quito know Uow to conceal the
fact that he had done so. It waa a
humiliating moment for me, though
lie, poor fellow, was uot to blame for
that.
Having spoken, he turned away and
left me, somewhat abruptly. No
doubt Ue felt it waa the kindest and
most considerate thing he could do.
Assuredly the sun waa no less glaring than it had been while he was
A*itli me, yet still 1 stood there, looking out blankly at tlie wide stretch
of undulating meadow uud wishing���
oh, how earnestly���that it would
prcseutly opon and swallow me up.
For 1 could not doubt that Mr.
Hoare's Irieu(( was tho same Jack
Balfour wlio had won my love, only
to slight It and cast It aside. For
threo long years he had disappeared
from my lifo, and now It was by uo
wish of ids own, but the merest
chance, that ho wim about to cross
my patii agala. 1 shrank from the
thought, ami would gladly liavo
changed places with Hose, safe at
home lu thc comfortable seclusion of
the little couutry town.
Was tt even now too lato to do ho?
As tlie question flashed through my
in I in 1 a wild longing possessed mo to
see hlin again, oaco again, no matter
wltat tho cost might be in after suffering. So strong was tho wish that
for a moment it carried all else before
it, aad 1 resolved to meet liim "boldly, trusting everything to chance ami
tite chapter of accidents.
Another moment and I knew this
would be luipossiblo to me. I durcd
not risk meeting him thus; I was not
sufficiently sure of myself. My knowledge and his ignorance were equally
full of terror to mo in my nervous,
overstrained state of feeling, und I
hastened back to the houso to settle the matter out of hand and guard
against the possibility of any fresh
weakness on my own part.
There are cases in which the truest
courage ts to run* away; thia, as I
endeavored to persuade myself, was
one of them.
I found Lllinn full of a new project
which at first seemed likely to facilitate my escape.
" Ive been thinking that we might
as well have Hose here for the dance,'
she began, as soon as we met. " I've
no doubt mother could spare her for
a couple of nights."
"Hardly, I'm afraid," with more
hesitation than I was, perhaps, quite
Justified in showing. " The best
way would be for me to change places
with her for a day or two.'"
" VI |"
" You know dances are really more
lu her way than mine," I hastened to
add, glibly endeavoring totexplaln the
Inexplicable. " I���I don't care about
them very much."
" No ?"
** I am not as youug as she is, you
eee. At lb what could be more delightful than a fancy dress ball ?''
"I should have thought It might
have, had some attractions even at
201" dryly. " Yon forget that
you re not quite 100 yourself, Violet.''
"But, I'm old for my age, dear;
thanks, not doubt, to the little Balfours I* laughing rather unsteadily,
for was it not rather thanks to the
Uttle Balfours' elder bnoth-er?
" Bother tho little Balfours !' '
"With all my heart f But really,
Lilian, this will be tho best way to
settle it/
"It in no way at all. You must
stay in any case, aad I wili write anil
ask mother what sho thinks about
Hose.'
' 'But she will have no dress, unless
she wears mine.'*
" Oh, yes ; I ran lend her one. Why
are you so anxious to avoid my guests,
Vi? Have any of them been so unfortunate as to offend you?''
" How could they, when you know
I've never seen one of tliein ?"
" That is Just what I've been wondering t Your resolution seems to
me a little sudden."
" It is not a resolution, Lilian, It is
only a suggestion."
" Don't let us hear any more about
It, then.'*
" As you please. By the way,'* I
added quickly, anxious to change tlie
subject, aud doing it in my confusion
In the most injudicious manner possible. " 1 have aeen one of your guests
this morning, and I liked him, too.1'
" Indeed ? Wlio was he V You
make me curious."
" Mr. Hoare. I met him at tlie Uttle gate, and he mistook me for* you.
Are we so very much alike, Lilian?"
" Marvelously. Leopard says he
never saw sucli a liken-qss ; he was
remarking upon it only yesterday."
" Mr. Hoare seemed struck with It.
I think it waa only my blank look of
surprise that showed him his mistake; and that in broad daylight,
too.''
" You had some conversation with
him, I  suppose ?"
" A little, yes.     He asked me    to
tell you ho has a frieud staying with
him   whom ho would very much like
to bring on Thursday.     I said I was
sure   you   would   send   him an    Invitation."
She smiled approval.
" Of course,    Charley    Hoare is a
very old    friend of Leonard's.     And
what is the man's name ?"
" Balfour."
" Not the missing Jack, surely ?"
and bhe looked up with laughter in
her eyes, " Don't tell me hia name
is Jack 1"
" I believe that Is his name," I
admitted reluctantly, and I felt tho
conscious color rush into my face.
*' But it may not be the same at
all."
" No, It may not be the same     at
all," she repeated thoughtfully after
a moment's most uncalled for silence.
" And you said I   would Invite him,
VI'?"
" I have told you so," Impatiently.
Why did she uot look at me    as
she spoke? What was there of auch
absorbing    interest    among the papers on her writing table, that she
should    suddenly   accord me such a
merely perfunctory attention ?
" Very well; I  will do so then."
Aud with that the subject dropped.
After all, had I not reason to congratulate myself on having got off so
easily? If my sister had followed up
the matter  further she might havo
made it extremely awkward for mo to
answer her.     If she had really heen
seriously interested in the question of
Jack    iJaifour's    identity ��� sho could
hurdly have failed to note my embarrassment, which now had happily escaped her atteation.
But had it really so escaped? I
could scarcely believe. It. My own
painful consciousness made it seem
almost impossible to credit my good
fortune, und yet*���
Oh, 1 was disquieting myseir In
vain! Lilian suspected uothing. Had
she dono so she would assuredly uever
have rested till she had subjected me
to a deilcate cross-examination from
which sho would doubtless have learned ull that there was to learn.
Well, she was scarcely so quick '
Wit ted as I had given her credit for
being; that was all. Certainly Mr.
Hoare was tlie more observant of the
two.
How earnestly I hoped tiiat lie
might keep tiio result of his observations to himself.
It was with mingled fceling-i that
I heard ou the following day that
our mother saw no difficulty In sparing Koso lor the daaeo, and I looked
forward to her arrival with as much
pa la us pleasure.
I'use knew more���far more���than
Lilian. She had been at home all
through those happy weeks, und had
tu some extent enjoyed my confidence,
1 say "enjoyed" advisedly, for
certainly there could bo no manner of
doubt about her enjoyment of the
whole matter. In fact, it was only
Surpassed by lier wonder and wrath
at its conclusion, aud for weeks sho
bad never wearied of looking for the
1'jtters that never came, and of stating her opinion of Jack's coailuct in
most unequivocal terms, tt was only
when sho saw how her outspoken
comments hurt me that she gavo
up discussing the subject; and It was
now two years and more -since we
had either of us alluded to It. I hoped
shefliad forgotten, but feared to think
it lest I should find myself startliag-
ly undeceived.
Meantime the preparations for thc
dance went on gaily, aud Lilian's
wholo soul appeared to bo occupied
with grave questions of decorations,
dresses and supper. Sho had particularly stipulated that masks shouhl be
worn till the rayatic hour of midnight,
for where, as she said, would be the
fun of wearing fancy dress if every
one knew at once who you were ? And
she had reluctantly consented to let
Hose wear the pretty ItaUan peasant's costume which she had planned
for me; while I proposed to disguise
nifyself as an elderly fortune-teller.
Thus. I thought, I should run no risk
of being recognized, and could see
without being really seen.
This once arranged, I did my best
to resign myaelf to the inevitable, uud
looked rorward with whut equanimity
I might to the evening, which���to one
of my nervous, excitable temperament���must be so full of trouble and
of trial.
(To be Continued.
U-��N-T KIN DOWN HILL.
Out-tUMpe-t  UUWhtQh the  Khhkaihu In ��
MUni-ii failure.
Leather made from tlie skiu of the
kangaroo Is one of the ncw products
in tlie leather line. It Is suit, strong,
aud the light grades are particularly
well adapted for light summer shoea
and for shoe tins, while the heavier
grades will bear mure usage than any
other leather finished on tiie grain
side. Tho .light skins are made into
the finest brilliant glased kid, and in
dull finish for ladles' fine shoes; and
the heavy ones ure finished for men's
fine work. Much of it is crimped and
sold for tongue boots. Shoo luces of
good quality aro also made of It.
The tgkln of (the Kangaroo haa a I
wonderfully muscular liber, which
contribute*- largely to tho strength
oi the animal, tn.ib l.ig the females to ,
carry their youug iu their pouch until old enough to take care of themselves, and aiding the kangaroo in his
long leaps when in motion.
The animal is a native of Australia
and adjacent ida'tid-*. It is a distinct
species, and has no counterpart in
other countries. There are a great
nuuiher of iamllles, some Scarcely
larger than a rati other oi almost
gigantic size. Tlie giant kangaroo
IMacropus major), the family which
furnishes ttie most valuable skins, was
discovered by Captain Cook about a
century ago, at which time it attracted much uttcntion among naturalists.
The natives of Australia call the
old males " boomu," and are slow to
attack them. Thc " booma" has paws
as large as those oi a mastiff, though
of different shape. His feet are his
weapons, and when attacked, he is
a -dangerous autagouist. When
raised to his full height, his hind legs
aud tail form a tripod, upon which
his body rests, carrying his head as
high as that of a man on horseback.
The kangaroo lives upon vegetable
food and roams over tlie plains of
Australia in large flocks. Its teeth are
so constructed that it can feed upon
roots, and live upou barren plains
where other animals would starve,
and to its destruction of roots is attributed tlio sterile plains so common
in Australia.
When feeding, a large male stands
at his full height and acts as sentinel,
while tho balance of the flock lie o^
their sides and browse. At thc slightest approach of danger the sentinel
sounds tlie alarm and in an instant all
are erect upou their hind feet. They
leap with their fore paws clasped
close to their body, the tait stretched
backward, while the powerful thigh
muscles are caused suddenly to
���straighten to the juints, by which act
the body flies through the air on a
low curve. Tlie ordiuary jump is about
nine feet, but thirty feet are often
made at a leap. When pursued by
hunters and on level ground, or on an
up-grade, they can outrun the fleetest
dog, but down grade they lose their
balance and roll over. The flesh of
the kangaroo furnishes excellent food,
kangaroo venison being considered a
dainty dish, while the tail furnishes an
excellent aud nutritious soup.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Miss Mary Cary Thomas lias been
nominated for one of the alumni trustees of Cornell University. She Is tlie
first woman to be so honored lu any
of tlie great u-.;i vers! tie.,.
General Lew Wallace says that thc
future of tlie bicycle depends on tlie
woman riders. " If the use of wheels
wero confined to the men," he aays,
" tho fad might spend itself la a season. But when tlie women take
hold of-the bleycle its future Is secure."
Six Hussiau noblemen, headed by
Count Alexis Boblnsky, have started
for the Pamir region, with the Intention of riding along the new frontier
line between Russian and British territory. Tliey have with thom a
dozen servants, who aro skilled
shots.
Eight ladies hold tlie rank of colonel
in tlie German army. They are the
Empress Frederick, Queen Victoria,
Princess Albert, wife of thu regent of
Brunswick; the Princess Frederick
Charles, the Empress of Germany, the
Duchess of Connaught, and the Queen
Regent Of Holland and tiie Queen of
Holland.
A curious use for a, husband'is re*
ported from Cler ken well, near London, where a. Mr. Lamb aud his wife
keep a small shop. For fourteen
years the firm bus avoided paying
taxes by ihe wife's sending ���*���"-��� husband to Jail to Borve out the legal
time for unpaid taxes, while sin*   re*
tnaina at the Store attending to   bus!*
Baron I eclitrltz, chamberlain of the
household of the German Emperor* is
the guest of T. P. Crocker, of Cleveland. The Baron Is au ideal specimen nf the nobility and stands 'J foet
(J. Tlo Is about ���'!- yenrs of age and
most affable and genial. He Is a
moiirhor ol the Order of tho Knights ol
Sn. John, which gives him great prestige at court and socially.
Thomas Smith, the surgeon extraordinary to the Queen, was born
about sixty-five years ago. He Is
tall, With wavy, gray hair, mustache
and beura. Thc expression of his
careworn face is exceedingly doleful,
und In tldt respect belled his temperament. He is a bold operator,
with good hands, a quick brain and a
pleasant, reassuring manner. Hi*-*
home is in Stratford place, Oxford
street.
A VIIU'INIA STEW.
To  Keuil  About  the DIhIi  Mult*--* it Mhii'i*
Mouth Hiiut.
"There Is a delicious stew which
I have eaten in Virginia, but the
name of which 1 do not know*"
writes a correspondent. " It seemed
to bo mado of many things, for I remember chicken and another meat,
und corn and young vegetubles. Bo
you kuow anything about It?" Decidedly. It is ouo of the characteristic
and delicious Southern dishes, aud
the old rulo for It reads as follows:
Two chickens dreaaed and cut In
small pieces as for a frlcasec, or
three :lue squirrels jointed. Half a
pound of salt pork, a sliced onion, u
dozou ears of green corn cut from the
cob, six hnyje tumatues, three sprigs
of minced parsley, two tablespoonfuls
of butter. Put on the squirrels und
pork cut in bits, the onion aud parsley with a teaspoonful of salt, half
a ono of pepper, aad enough water
to just cover tho whole and boil ten
minutes. Add the corn aud stew for
an hour, or till the squirrels aro tender. Add the tomatoes cut up small.
Twenty minutes Inter add tlie butter
uud a tablespoonful of flour stirred
to a 'thin cream in cold water. Boll
up once and servo all together in soup
plates. A cupful of young beans
is oftea added.
SEASONABLE CORN DISHES.
Green Corn Fritters���Sift together a
pint, of flour, a heaping teaspoonful of
Uorsiords baking powder, half u teaspoonful of salt aad a dash of white
pepper. Cut through the centre of
each row of kernels aud press out the
Inner part of them witli tho back of
a, knife ; add three half pints of the
corn pulp to tlie flour aud four eggs
well beaten; mix, and if the flour is
not juicy enough to make the batter,
add a little milk; drop spoonfuls of it
in smoking hot fat, brown them nicely
and serve plain or with the sauce recommended for tomato fritters.
Mock Oysters���Urate tlie corn from
about one dozen ears, add to It threo
tablespoonfuls of flour and the yolk
of six eggs, well beaten; t-eusou with
salt and pepper; have au equal
amount of lard aud butter hot In the
frying pan, und drop the corn into it
in cakes the size of au oyster; fry a
light browu and serve hot.
Corn und potatoes���Cut from the cob
cold corn left over, and mix With an
equal amount of cold boiled potatoes
chopped. Heat a spoonful of drippings in a trying pan aud stir the
corn and potatoes In it until tliey are
smoking hot. Send to tlie table iu
a deep dish.*
Corn Soup���Take one dozen ears or
green corn, not too hard, and split
the row of kernels through tho middle
lengthwise, with a sharp knife, scrape
out tho pulp, being careful uot to get
much ot tho hull into it. Add one
pint ol water and boil about 15 minutes, then put lu one pint of rich sweet
milk uud let boll up. Season with
suit, pepper and butter and serve
steaming hot.
HOUSEKEEPERS SHOULD KNOW
Thut ouo. cup of yeast is equal to
one compressed yeast-cake.
That very hot    water is now preferred tu cold fur stopping bleeding.
That sixteeu tablospoonfuls of liquid
are equal to ouo cupful.
That a choice orange, both peel
and pulp, sliced and covered with
fragrant hot tea, makes a beverage
fit for the gods.
That a too rapid boiling ruins the
flavor of any sauce ; It must boil once,
but should never do more than simmer afterwards.
That a loaf of stale bread cau be
made quite fresh hy beiug dipped
quickly lu hot milk, and then baked
until dry lu a quick oven.
That to preserve the fresh green
color of vegetables liko peas und beans
the lid shuuld uever be put ou the
pot while tliey are boiling.
That sawdust and a chamois as
polishers, after tho cut glass haa beeu
thoroughly washed in soap-suds, will
make it glisten und sparkle.
That rubbing sliver or plated egg-
spoons With a Ilttlo liquid ammonia
and salt will remove    tiu? discoloration caused by tlie sulphur In the egg.
That mould can be kept from the
top of preserves by putting    a    few
drops of glycerine around the edgea of
the Jar beforo screwing on the cover.
That a paste    made of    powdered
Ipecacuanha and water will   quickly
remove the pain caused by the sting
of a wasp or bee; It should bo applied at once.���New York World.
FASHION'S CREATIONS.
Dove-colored slippers worked in flue
jet are much admired.
Blue ia at preseut tiie Importamt
color In millinery and gown--.
A novelty is a block mohair cord,
running through a colored wool crepon.
Broadcloths conn* In pretty shades
of rod ami brown and green and pinkish  tints.
Mohairs or alpacas are still playing
a conspicuous role um >ng the sumi
stuffs,
The newest Bailor hats have high
crowns In a color c* utrostlng with
that of the brim.
Black  [ace and Insertion on Bheer
white costumes Is a new wrinkle In
fashion's domain.
Beautiful made-up ribbon   bretellos
and girdles, arranged over clastic to
remain In shape, arc a novelty.
Although feathers are In use. flowers
continue to he tlie most popular trimming ior all kinds of millinery models.
Buttons of a wiiito enamel set with
a sbigio tiny brilliant nro beautiful
ior trimming white and ecru linen
gowns.
Narrow lay-down Collars and cuffs
of hem-stitched linen or cambric aro
the latest thing for accessories on
dark cloth costumes.
Undoubtedly the dressmakers will
display trimmed skirts next season;
whether they will be accepted or not
time alone wm tell.
One of the conspicuous luds of fashion nre tho plaid-striped and flowered
I ribbons. They aro the main feature
[ ��*>t many thin gowns. G. A. McBain fi Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
LATE LOCALS.
There was only a light shower during
Align ,t measuring 9 100 of an inch.
A new mission school is now being
erected in Chinalow i.
The heat for the last few days has been
great.    On Friday it was 96 in lhe shade
Mt,. C. H, Tarbell, came tip from Vic-
toria lasl Wednesday to join her family.
Mr. L. W, Hall wns appointed delegate
to the Sabbath school convention to be
held in Vancouver on .Sept. 41I1 and 5O1.
James Webster had his lei* broken al
No. 4 Slope by (ailing rock, .Saturday
night.
We observe a new two storey house
being erected on Penrith ave between the
Methodist and Presbyterian churches.
Mitchell's ncw Bachelor Hall is about.
completed. It is thc delight of the bachelors and the dispaii of maidens.
Thomas Nicoll has the foundation laitl
for a new two siorey dwelling at the corner of 4th st antl Dunsmuir ave.
Mr. Alex firvtnt removed wit'.' his family to his new and elegant rstdence
on Fernwood Heights last Monday.
The matron of the hospital desires to
acknowledge thc receipt of flowers from
Mrs. Piket, and from Mr. John J. R. Miller.
We, understand that Mr. Dickson of
the Cumberland Club house has rented
the new dwelling next to Mr. Alex.
Gram's from Mr. Meiryman.
Messers Theobald & Scott are clearing
off their lot tin Dunsmuir ave, a little be-
yond|4th street, preparatory to ihe eret:
tion of a two storey building 24 by 33.
Joseph Poscun.a, known as big loe, the
PoUnder had his back broken by a fall nf
rock on Friday. He was taken to the
hospital.
Mr. A. !). Williams has secured the
lot earner nf 3rd and Dunsmuir ave., opposite THE Nkws lots. We may expect
it to be improved soon.
All kinds of fancy house plants at T.
D. McLeans. Will be sold al your own
prices, as they must go. Come and get
your pick before they are gone.
The extreme heat was broken yesterday. It was the first of .September last
year when the first drops of rain, alter a
ionj period of sunshine, fell upon the
grateful earth.
The preparations for the reception of
the excursionists from Wellington on the
14th inst are well along and a big time
may be expected. Look out for hand
bills in a day or two.
Wm. Cheney by Montlay afternoon had
cleared out his consignment of crockery,
etc. This is good work, and demonstrates that if anybody has any goods to
sell, Cheney is the man to sell them.
WILLIAMS & HUNTER,
Money to Loan on Farm or City property-monthly re-payments or
Straight Loan
Money loaned for private parties securing* them 10% net.
Business and Residential lots in Union, for Sale on Small monthly payments.
Short notes discounted.
Mre Life and Accident Insurance.
STOVES
ARRIVED
��� xjiJis,~iu'vrji.~b~i
A complete and varied assortment oi~ Cook Stoves and Heaters adopted for Wood or Coal
at prices {.hat are sure to effect a ready sale. And please bear in mind we have received a stock
of Hand anii Force Pur*ps, Pulleys, Augur Bits, Door Gongs, Wringers, Sledge Hammers,
Hat and Coat Hooks, Gate and Strap  Hinge:, etc.
ou can save money hy purchasing at
is
UNION AND COMOX BAY
Get your guns and ri 113*3 fixed
before the season   is In.    Anderson oan dolt nea.iy.
The drouth has mined many maidens
on llie upland.
Mr. Beit Creech, who has heen for
some mouths tht-* efficient and j-mpular
salesman at Mel'hee & Moore's will
open in .1 few days, at lhe new building
near thu ba!*xry on Dunsmuir ave., a
fish, fruit, etc., shop.
We have a few copies left of last weeks
paper, containing a perspective of the
new Presbyterian cliuvch, with a lirief
hi-Uurv of lhe Society aiul a discription of
tSe building, etc , which will be mailed to
any address for 5 cents each.
Miss Lei*jh Spencer representing liirk-
beck Loan Co.. of Toronto will be at
l)ick*.on & Co's on the 4th instant. I'm*
ties, p'ease call there ivsperiin^ loans.'
the Gordon ranch, and in-mr-inc*;.
NOTICE.
Will he sold bv Public Auction, if not j
otherwise dist-oscd of, on  Tuesday 24th,
September, five acres of land, adjoining  1
Un* Courtenay townsite, containing thirty ���
eight lots.
Particulars can be obtained of Mr.   M.  -
Whitney nf THK  Nkws or of Mr. Jos.
McPhee, Conrtenay.   Terms on date oi
sale.
CUH3EBLAND   SHOE   SHOP
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next tothe Customs ufT.ce. where
I am prepared.to manufacture *it\d repair
all kind;*! of nie'i's, women's, and children's
shoes.    Give me a call.
No-son Parks.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 -St 4
Commercial street.
Cumberland
FRUIT    MARKET
NEXT   UNION   11AKKRV
FISH, FJUJIT. AND GAME,
FRESH EGGS
ISUTTEI*,  VEGETAIILES,
AND POULTRY, ETC.
A. CREECH,  Prop.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time  Table  No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday,   April   5th    1805.   Trains
run  on  Pacific  Standard
Time.
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Itoturn Ttc-.Pta will bo insuod botwoon ull
pointb for a tnro. ami a q-niirlor, good (ur return but later Uwiti Sustiny.
U-turn Tickets for oup an��l n bulf ordinary
fare may bo pit* chni-od* dally to ull [minis,
goud for sov-ii tl-y-t. im-luilluK dny of i��-uo.
No Itoturn Tick**'*** l�� \lv-\ Hv a fnro iuul
r.Harlcr wIioto Ihu ttiiifl-' fiiro iB iwmily-flv
cenlB.
Thr-micli ratoi* Ictw hi Vi. tor**uindPo!iiox.
MNoiigo H��rtCoimiut'.ti o Tli'kvt*- mitt br ob
Uincdnnupiiliciuiiti* tn I'loktit .-.vtmt. Viol oris
D.-LutMii'-iiiiid Nrnmiiiio Siu' ion*.
A. DUNSMUIU. JOSKl'H IIUNTICR.
Pro'ldtnt. Ono'I Supt
U.K.J'ltlOR,
(Jen. Fiuik'Iil and I*i*nm.**wr��r AftU
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.
Physician? ancl Surgeons.
TJisrioisr b.c.
Ontu-ionny ^nd lho Nny will ho vIbIum* overs
Wi'diio*dnj* nfti-riioun fi r lho |itit*i��Bfi "f mn
Piit'n t\m !,��� u (JtntAltee wil1 ro��*it1vi* Pitl'-y. nt
U'uimii mi rceiit of tulOvilonu nitui-iiHti
P^3^a��=^;5i^^S��s-?#5S#3^:^
Wc expect our fall
stock to arrive ahout
September ist and until that date we will clear
the following lines of
summer goods regard
less of cosr.
2000 yards of Flannelette (a 20 yds for $1.00.
3000   " in White Cotton " 15  "     "    1.00.
2500   " English   1'rints    " 10 cts.
'odoz. Ladies Blouses (f( 35, 45,65, and 100
20 doz. Ladies Vests     " 25, each
500 *'ds Colored Cashmere (cl 321/\
250 Mens Fancy Wool Shirts " $1.25
300    "       "      1.00
50 doz. Turkish   Towels "    i.ooperdoz.
Regular price 10 cents.
"   10    "
"       "   15 cts.
' Double.
"       "     50 cents
"     \o    "
" $2.00
*'     ..50
"    i-75
We are still showing
complete lines in Groceries, Dry Goods,
Clothing, Boots and
Shoes, Hardware and
all discription of general
merchandise.
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