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NO. 163.      UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, DEC. 24,  1895.    $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consignment of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart & McDodald's, Glasgow.
These goads are of the Latest Styles and Patterns
and being ofthe Best Manufacture,
are Warrent*h> to give Satisfaction.
The General Grocery  business will be
conducted as usual at ROCK BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be made by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
Fall   Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Fall   Shirts
in  Endless Variety
Fall  Suiting
in all the Newest Styles
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
���vm ~,-dqta&.~i
Atttk}Mm��eftslet meeet aad RMtr.it.
tmfn ten tttttkHttie at 35 aaa ud
Vf-mAk atodr-adLedgiagaat MO par
���aack aa tke 8TR1CT*,Y ADVANCE
CtVNIKAN. If paid et lee end if tkt
tuekkm wlU he *averiebly ekar-ged.
W. il. HARRIGAN Prop
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.
Harcus Wolfe
NANAtiio,   B.  C,
P.O. Drawer 17 .
onion, b, c.
/. ���*.*�����, nt.
��r. s, dicmok, ste''? k ret as.
otnm ram 6 a. m. to �� *. u.
Oave Anthony's
Cigar ami   Fruit 8tort
*eA em* Onmemnie Art.
ONION, ���. C
���vn, c-jruiw. Notions,   ,
tttOjts svrevtts.
Barber Shop   : :
- AND -
.      ; :   Bathing
Kariag purchased tha abort of Mr. C. D.
Kiane, I ahall be pleued to aee all
aay old frienda, aad aa many
sum me, aa aaay choose
ta gira ma thait
O. H. Fechner,
Union, E. C, Dec. 17th, 18*95-
Dear Sir:���! take the libertj to
infnrm ymi thnt I am prepared in my
studio fn do first-glass work. As 1
role most people,have photographs
made during the Holidays to ex-
eichaiiKe with their friends, ud to
sand 10 their former homes and these
are appreciated above ill other
I wish ts lay as an inducement,
that this TICKET if cut out and
presented to me within the next 30
days by anyone, will be received as
ONE DOLLAR towards payment
ef onc dozen Cabinet Photos, the
regular price of which is 54.00. In
other words this ticket and $3 will
secure yon within the period named,
���One Doien of our I'm* Cabinet
Don't miss this opportunity and
wmembtr this Ticket or Notice only
holds good for 30 days.
Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Reid desires to acknowledge with
thinks the receipt sf books from Mrs.*
Jaaaes Abrams and of suitable stove for
the nurses bed-room by some thoughtful
Services next Sunday conducted by
the pastor. Morning subject��� The Advent of Christ Evening subject��� Wat
Christ an agitator ?
Christmas Tree and entertainment on
Xmas evening at 7:30.
Friday evening��� Epworth League
Business meeting at j; debate at 81 subject, Resolved that music has greater influence *vn man tkaa oratory.
Her. D. Mulntyrt Given a Graphic
Desorrtptlon of His Journey -
Some Quaint Experltno***,
Diaa Ma. Whit-iit:���While sitting
alone 111 my alady whleh hoes to tha wear,
my thoaghla reverted to tha plage ia ��l,e
laraly lon-ae, under Ike ahedo* of the anow
elad mountain paaka from whanoa I aame.
At oaoa 1 took ay pan and hastened ta
give yoa a ahort aooouat af my travail.
Oa Friday, tha ilk of Oowbar, early ia
tke morning, the lael glimpse of Uuaion
waa aeen. Aa tha train arrived at lhe
wharf the boat waa heard coming through
the fog. Aa hour later the lut good bya
waa said, and amid the waving of handker-
ahiafi Ibe boat moved alowly from the
wharf, The fog etntinaed dense until wa
aa i.e near Departure Bay. Almul 2 p. m,
we landed al Nauauno, atayed the. a over
aight, aad departad by tha Cutch for
Vancouver in tke morning. Stayed iu
Vaueonrar accompanied by my fallow
naatoury, B Randall, until Monday wnen
wa both walked alowly ta the train, akook
handa, aaid fHawaii and parted, one for lhe
aaai) the olher for the weal. I felt parting with my laat Union friend rery keenly, eapaeially wheal thought that ha wm
going to a land not of friends but af foee.
But at tnat inonjen*, I received eoueolat-
iou from the fact that although here the
brat uf frienda meat part, yot we both bad
a ooumon Friend with whom we aeei nol
aeparate. Tha joamey waa now rightly
begun, and Ihoughta af tha paat were abated
away by thoughle af the present aud lutein. The paseena'efa were all atraagera aad
lew ia numbers. The aoeaery for the firat
afternoon did not appear very attractive.
Mieeien waa the brat little town wbioh
paruoalarly drew nay attention. Here wa
waited for a tow minutea to meet the iu-
oamuig train from the International bound
ary. A abort lima after leaving Mission
Mt Baker waa aee* with its elevated auow
elad peaks, preteutlug a handsome appear*
auoe. Ae wo reached Agaanz ana anauuwa
ofaighl were faat covering* every thing
from onr vision., Bol although tha aye
loat ita cl'jeot the eenae of nearing made up
for tha loaa, Harkl a teuaele voice ie heard
ewgiag what appeared to aava fautilar luaa
"Lei ma mora of my beauty aee'* I looked
rouud aa see if the byaiu waa appropriate
but it would take aaperuataral vision to
diacover it or at leaat dif 'trout ayee from
what I poeeaaa; Shortly after, leaviog Ag
aaais 1 gat aujuauiad wilh a Montreal oit-
lsau wnu wae art hia way to college. Iu
the oourae af oonreraatiou I luiiud tbat
ha waa an Highlander like myself wliioo
raieod him a nuwli or two ia my aatiuiat*
ton. I was now sura of good company to
Winnipeg. While the ttaia waited to take
on water at "dpeut-ar'a bridge", I look a
walk oul on the platform and muilo paaaiug
to and fro my eyes relied oa a faultier lava
iu tke oar anting iu my aeat; aud who
ahould thia turn out to ba but au old eollcge
room male of wine, whom I had not met
for yeara! I waut into tbe ear aud took
uy seat by hie aide anil we Miked of thiage
new and old. He had eome to the mountains for tha firat viuu to take charge uf ti.e
miaaion field ol Aelietvtl. Attar hla departure in lhe"��ee aua Uuura" of the uigai 1
prepared my uuoh and laid down to aleep.
Bui ahoul 3 u'oUek in Ihe mon.ioge
ham voice woke me from my p.-eeeful
elumbere abusing the train for having arrived 10 aooa Sue >aid uot iu vary gentle
tone* "this ia wmu-ned, Mis ie wretched."
Why I juat got tne bed nioely warmed
wheu tha notel aoeper sold ma aba train waa
here," Ii did not awaken aay af Ua
gentle feeliage of my nature when aroused
at thi, uutimely hour of tha morniog; bat
when 1 .uo.ieu at tho object cf uiy tiuooui*
fort ou 1 aaw that ber a-.-jearai.oe inuicaud
thai ane reellj go. a hurried iltapatuh from
tke toilet room 1 waa lorj- d to am.le. I
went out to aee theu where we ware aad
fouud it to be Kauiloopa. 1 ateppud oa
board again and triad to ele.p, but Waa
agaii awakened by a paoeuger tram at
"fialutou Arm" abuat S a,in., aud ao ended
the drat reetleaa uignt. As t-ioainoua Ma
rising ana appeared, ma.iug the apleadid
lake of that region, ovarhaog by a upend
oaa monuwiru, look beautiful, P.plar
trees were aeen aa wa paaaed along tha
valley, with thm beautiful yellow leaves
while the mountain elopes preaented aome
timee a wooded and aome timea a bare ap-
psarauoa, I paeead eome yawning ekaama
the bottom of whiuh I would nol ean to
reach without a ladder. The mosl notable
of these was the Albert Canyon, where lba
river ii saea aaarly MO It. below the railway oompreaeed iuto a boiling flume, aoareo-
ly SO ft wide, The Uain atous hers lor a
few uiuulea. end solidl) boilt balcouiee ea-
abled aaaaengera to eelely look into aha
boiling aaatdrsn below. From thia awa ia-
apiaing sight we ware taken ou ahortly to
the loop. Looking out ol the observatory oar
tha train reminda oue ol the celling ol a
anake, 1 wae tuld that tha loop wu pat
bare lor the purpose ol getting up sposd
before aeoanding tbe eteep grade. The
aeat important aight is tha fi lacier, aad it ia
really beautiful. Hare wa atayed for dinner. Iu thia region the snow shads an
numerous and nol very pioureeoue. Again night bid lba aoenee from our vision,
juat before coming to Field. But ia an
boar Ike moon relieve! ibe darkaeas aod a
moonlight night in the moutains ia leallj
charming, fa the light of tbe moon wa
eawB.Uf, tha favorite retort lor tourists
an I affiioied humanity. Here I met Hav.
Jeffrey, and he spuke iu glowing term, of
the ideal climate of hia town. About IS
���a neared the gap aad tha olear moonlight
enabled na t* eee tha targe boulder which
We have now in a large and assorted
stock of Xmas groceries.
Is well stocked with fresh meats, turkeys,
geese, ducks, chickens, fruit and vegetables.
Mcf hee ���& Moofe
r. ark -ni tha t-pot.
Thi journoy through the mnnntaln is
ovtr and wa are now iu the aim <at bound*
leaa plaiua of the great Norti-Weit. The
0. ehraae ranch ia paaaed and wa aoon coma
tu Calgary Where a few ol my train-made
atquamteuces got off. Calgary ie nioely
situated an a high elevation and within
eight of nhe niountaina. After leaving
Calgary I retired lor the night, although it
wu after elder'e noure(10oelook)ind had a
good aleep till 7*in the uorniag wheu we ar-
rived at Medicine Hat. Tha Indiana came
on board the train celling buffalo horns
nicely made up. After leaviog here we aaw
little ar no aigna of aoil cultivation but 00.
cwional Hooka of cattle aud aheep grasing ou
tbe rolling prainea. To relieve ike aiouot-
ouy, a (lerman who was sitting arrow the
male Irom me uked "if I wu any way religions" I replied that I wu a little
thai way. So ha told me he took me
lor being th- representative ol aomo relig*
ions buuy aad aiaiadlodiaoueaome iuipor
taut topics. Alter wa began disca-aung wa
aoon' became tha object ol auueeinout to all
on board. My German Iriend waa vary ur
ioua, eua-eiimee wheu I would er��aa but pet
tboome ha visage would change Irom the
aublimeto tha rediculoua. However,' we
parted gaod frienda aud weal wit ta aea
Moon Jaw together, whan I met another
college friend who wu teaching school
than. It is uow late in the afternoon and
a few hours bnuge me again to eventide j>iat
btfore we reach Region, tbe capital ol tbe
North West. The moon had not yet riaen
aud nothing of Segina could be seen except
the railway station. After leering Region
a ahort diatanoe, a man came on board with
a heavy fur coat, which like the geeen going
eoutb, wu an Indication uf eold weather.
But whatever the weather waa Ilka 111 tbe
ration which he Ielt, the weather in the re-
giou through which we traveled nu all
that oould tie desired Marks of cultivation
wen now quite genural ou bulb aidea ol tbe
track and some beautiful farm houses wan
to be aeen. The first graiu elevator which
I aaw wae at Iudiau-.Head. The plan pre-
srutad a vary beaotitul appearance. It
showed signs of a very abundant huvul
and avaa at that late boor of Ihe night aeem
ed to ba quite buy. Bat we mut not linger hen. On we go, apaedlog through the
dar. until we oome ta Greufel, where I had
tne pleasure ol inoeting another college class
maia. But ear meetiag wu short u the
tram only shipped a few minutes. Soon
altar this sleep cloaed my eye lids aud
made me Insensible ta impressible fnm the
outer world. In tha morning I awoke in
aight ol tne City ol Brandon, in tha province ol Manitoba. Tha rising su wu apreading ita beautiful nys over the  horiiun.
The aky wu a light blue over head, with
gol'.ea stieaka just above    she   horlsou.
Tne whula aoeaa rcu.ii.ded ma of tke ilea-
crips-n given ot tbo higher and happier
clime when all man at lut woald like to
bafoaad. ln thia treeless region many
large graiu euoka wen to be seaa and
thraabiug machines presenting lhe usual
apuuaranoe of a Manitoba fall. Wa aooa
reached Winnip.g, the Capital of Manitoba,
when I atayed  all night  with trlo'ide.
N��xl morning I wu met by oue of my
brothers who urove ate bumr. In the old
familiar plan, under a mothers love all
oare vanished. I Ielt Ilka repeating the
old retrain "Then ia no plaoe like home"
My next letter will be-'From Winnipeg
to New Yor-." followed by oue from "New
York 10 Liverpool."
D. Mol-rma.
5 Soatk Clerk St, Olugow.
There wat a very pleatant "At Home"
at the residence of Rev. Mr. Sutherland
The house was crowded with the numbers in attendance. There was singing
and instrumentd music, plays, games
anil a general good time. Everyone
seemed to enjoy it, because everyone was
made to feel at bome. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Sutherland eierted themselves to
make the "At Home" a success and with
such effect thit Ihe hope was expressed
that it might be made a regular monthly
feature of the Epworth League. It took
place last Friday evening.
Xmas and New Year's cards
at E. Pimbury * Co's drug
The custom of gentlemen making calls
on new year's day is .1 very pleasant ona
and rightly conducted is productive of
murli good. Until the ladies had determined to throw open their houses and
receii e during certain specified hours oa
the first d,iy of the year, there was no
place open to gentlemen without homes
but the saloon where of course a welcome
awaited them. The opportunity afforded
however must not be abused. Any
stranger may call in company with a gen
tleman who is known to the lady, or ono
of the ladies receiving at a given place.
Any one desiring to mako calls can easily arrange tn ga witb some known person. None of the ladies receiving will
provide any wine or intoxicants. The
hours for calling should be strictly observed. The best way will be for each
gentleman to cut out the published list
and take it with him as a guide. Printed
cards may be used by callers, but the
best form is 10 simply write them, lear
ing at each place visited ont card for
each lady receiving, .This tut will appear in next Tuesday's Issue with such
additional names as may be added_.
The following ladies will, receive o-a
New Year's Oav at the hours noted, at
their respective homes, except as mentioned :
Mrs. James Abrames, 3 to 5 p.m.
Mrs. T. n. Arris with Miss E. M.
Turnbull at Mr. Turnbull1* residence,
2 to ? p.m. and 10 to la a. m. at her own
Miss L'ephia Bryant with Mrs. C. H.
Sutherland, 2 to 5 p. .in
Mra. C. P. Collis, ] m s *��**n. ��*"1 Mrs.
Dr. Westwood at Mr. Collis 1 residence.
Mrs. James Carthew 3 to ' n. m.
Miss Annie Chambers, with Mrs. (Dr)
Lawrence, 2 to 5 p, in.
Miss Lime Combs, at her paruia ret-
idtnee,ito 5 p.m.
Mrs. S. Creech. 1 to 4 a, nt ,
Mrs. Alex. Grant, 1 to to p.m.
Mrs. (Dr.) Jeffs, 1 to 5 p. na.
Mrs. James McKim and Mrs. Ed. Mc-
Kim at home of Mr. James McKim, > t*
5 p. m.
Mrs. (Dr.) Lawrence and lli�� Auaie
Chambers, J to 5 p.m.
Mrs. J, Moore, 1 to 4 p. m,
Mrs. J. II. McLean, 7 to 9 p.m. >
Mrs. Neil Mcfadyen. 1 to 4 p. in.
Mrs. O'Dell, 4 to 6 p. tn.
Mrs. J. O'Brien, > to 4 p. m.
Mrs. Thomas Russell, 3 to 5 p. m.
Mn. James Reid, matron of Hospital
assisted by her start, frnm 1 to 4 p. m.
Mrs. C. II. M. Sutherland, assisted by
Mils Lephia Bryant. 3 to 5 p. m.
Mrs. F. B. Smith, j to 5 p.n*. .
Mrs. (Dr.) Westwood with Mrs. C, P.
Collis at the residence of Mr, Collb) J to
5 p. m.
Mrs. A. D, Williams, j to 6 p. in,
Mrs, John Williims, and Miss Bessie
Wtllians, > to 5 p, m.
Mrs. Chas Wilson and Mias Floe
Watson, j to j p. m.
Mrs. J. S. Kendall and Mrs. C. H.
Tarbell, 7 to 9 p. m.
Mist Hester Orchard and Mix Annie
Orchard 7 to 9 p. 01.
Mrs. L. Mounce 210 ��� p. m.
NOTE.-**- Ladies whose name* do not
appear in above list but who intend n*
ceivlng will cenfer a favor by sanding
their names to the office with thtir hours
nf reception and they will be published
in tht complete list next Tuesday.
At Piket's Hall on next Saturday, Dec.
28th the Trinity church people will hold
a Sunday school entertainment and bave
a Christmas Tree. Doors open at 6 p.
m. Refreshments. All parents and
friends invited.
Xmas goods for ei-erybody hi great
quantities at Leber's. *-*��
wm���TSK mrmrntm*
mm ; rat.; sl;jh: .muaai; JfLimm
The I Hi by Qytjc the Way.
AcrosB In my neighbor's window,
With its folds of satin and lace,
I see witli its crown of ringlets,
A baby's Innocent face.
Tbe  throng in the street look    upward,
And every one, grave and gay,
Haa a, nod and a smile for tlie baby
In tho mansion over tho way.
Just here in my cottage window,
His Chin in ids dimpled hands.
And a patch on liis faded apron,
Tho child that I live for stands.
Ho has kept my heart from    breaking
For many a weary day;
And  hia   face  is as  pure and  hand-
Aa the baby's over the way.
Sometimes when we sit together,
My grave little man of three
Sore vexes mc with the question:
"Does God, np in heaven, like me?"
And  I say: " Yes, yes, my darling,"
Though  1 almost answer " Nay,"
Ae I see the nursery candles
In tlie mansion over tho way.
And oft when I draw tlie stockings
From  his  little tired feet,
And  loosen  the clumsy garments
From    his    limbs,    so round    and
I grow too bitter for singing,
My heart too heavy to pray,
Ais1 I think of the dainty raiment
Of the baby over tlie way.
���        ������������� i       ���
0 God in heaven forcive me
For all  I liavo thought and said!
My envious heart is humble;
My neighbor's baby is dead!
1 saw the little whito coffin
As they carried it out to-day,
And the heart of a mother is breaking
In the mansion over the way.
The light is fair ln my window,
The flowers bloom at my door;
My  boy  is -chasing the sunbeams
That dance on the cottage floor,
The  roses  of  health are crowning
My darling's forehead to-day;
But tho baby Is gone from the   window
Of the mansion over the way!
A Itoiilt* XVI. Dinner Dre-tH.
A Paris correspondent iviit.es: This
elegant costume tor country, houBe dinner parties Is In cream moire, set off
with stripes Iu tlie Louis XVI. style.
Tlio hoillce Is mado rattier full In
crenm satin, garnished with lace, with
a velvet hand at tho waist, which Is
extended on each Bide In two narrow
strips tied to the shoulders.
A frock for a little girl from 0 to
8 years of ago ls shown in cut No.
1. The aklrt is of russet brown vicuna gathered Into a yoke of blue and
brown lancy silk, with costumes In
front to the foot of the skirt; the
stiffened epaulettes of velvet continue
In a round collar nt tbe back, and the
tapering bands which edge the front
on each side aro also of -velvet;
aleeves a glgot.
Black Hair and Marriage.
A statistician has discovered that
the number of black-haired girls wbo
get married greatly exceeds that of
tbe fair, ones, and In order to prove
that this is owing to man's choice
not to the redundancy of brunettes
among us, he proceeds to prove tbat
an overwhelming majority of those
women who " live and die unmarried"
���he is too gallant to call them old
maids���have fair hair and blue eyes.
This ls a little surprising, for blondes
are so much more conllillng anil Inclined to sentiment than their dark sisters that one would have thought
them likely to prove more attractive
to men. Eut romance of feeling
sometimes produces distaste for realities. Perhaps the ordinary man falls
to reach the Ideal standard of maiden
fancy, and this may bo why so many
golden-haired dreamers prefer to remain single, leaving tho more practical dark lassies to mako wives for
the "averago males."
A  Pretty I'.mt.
This cut   represents a coat  for    a
child three years of ago.   It Is made
ol a soft shade of apple-green broadcloth, with straight-cut front, iloul'lc-
What llu-ipt-iia When  Malted 1'nira Have
The difference between a man nnd
a woman is never quite as clearly
defined as when they quarrel. No
matter liow many hundred times sho
has seea tit to forgive his derelictions,
If he once imagines he has a grievance
then the mountains are as putty in
comparison with his immovability.
The past is all forgotten, no matter
how good she may havo been to li'.ni
or how actually right she Is In the
present Instance; he ls going to assume a highly judicial air that no
Amount of pleading can alter until
he gets good and ready to change
his mood,
Tho yielding, loving woman who
overlooks a man's faults and exaggerates his virtues stands no sort of
chance when the high and mighty
lord and master takes it into his head
to be Indignant. The one mistake she
has made, the one aggravating circumstance she has been the cause of
(creating, blots out a-)l thoughts and
memories of the hours, minutes and
seconds when she has slaved for liim,
sacrificed her own comfort many a
time In order to add to his enjoyment,
and counting no trouble great if lie
but repays her with a smile.
The lovo oi a wife for a husband
nfter they have Journeyed together
from the sentimental honeymoon to
the prosaic realities o( matrimony ls
more that ol a mother for a child, and
with this feeling firmly Implanted In
her breast sue is much more willing
to condone offences and wipe out bitter remembrances thaa he who thinks
that his ways are always ot right
and  wisdom.
ing on the part, oi a girl. The InrgeBt
retinue of servants requires a bead,
and nn Intelligent one, Just as the
largest business requires a master,
and servants, whether in a home or
in an office, are quick to discover incapacity and take advantage of it.
The woman who comes closest to the
solution ol the servant-girl problem is
tho woman whom her servants know
is as capable of doing their work as
thev are themselves. Servants of any
'kind work best and only under direction, and proper direction requires
'knowledge. No study Is more vital to
a girl than this. Many a girl, after
marriage, has wished that she knew
less of conic sections and moro about
disking. Tho strongest love of a husband for a wile is not a safeguard for
the discontent which Is sure to enter
a homo where the wife betrays constant domestic Incapacity. If the husband bo the master iff his business he
expects his wife to be the mistress nf
ber home.
For a Protty <".in.
This Is a coat ol nut-brown cloth,
tight-Ilttlng at tho back, and semi-
tight In front.   It Is single-breasted,
breasted, trimmed with large pearl
buttons ; a circular cut skirt with
box plaited back, and lull circular
capo with Inlaid plait. Tho rolling
collar and capo are edged with rich
martin fur. The shoulder straps, belt
and cuffs are braided with whlted silk
cord   Interlaid   with  gilt thread.
A beautiful coat ls shown for a child
of two or three years. This garment
is made of cream-colored matel'aisse
cloth, with a faint figure in pink. The
cape Is cut circular ln the back, and
falls In square tabs over tho shoulder. This cape Is mado of rare pink
velvet, covered with cream-colored es-
curial lace, nnd Is attached to the
garment with tiny heads of otter fur.
The sleeves are melon shape, finished
with a flaring cuff of the pink velvet,
covered with lace.
skirl-; for Cyclera-
Feiiiinine bicycle riders who do not
lavor tho use of tights find the divided skirt a practical garment, since it
permits the omission of pottlcouts. It
must correspond with tho outer skirt
In material and fulls full from gathers
at the top, presenting the effect of
very voluminous trousers. One of
the latest Ideas la wheeling attire is
the suit composed of a .Syrian divided skirt, waist aad leggings. The
skirt falls Just boloiv tho knees, but
may be made to extend to tho tops
of ordinary shoos. It Is gathered to
a belt and falls In full folds. It ls adjusted over shorter trousers, the lower
edges of the skirt nnd trousers being
gathered and finished with hands. The
���Syrian divided skirt is Intended for
misses and girls as well as ladles.
Too.'Mitny Ulrla Meat Out'lnto Life] Lacking
There Is no greater Injustice thnt
con be Inflicted upon a girl than for
a mother to allow a daughter to
enter womanhood or wifehood without a practical knowledge of a household and lis requirements. It ls a
popular thing ln certain " smart sets"
to scoff at the utility of housekeeping, but nothing moro surely stamps
the Intellectual calibre of a girl than
an Indulgence ln such feather-brained
commonplaces. Tbe girl who believes
she becomes fashionable by being untrue to the best Instincts ot her sex
is the girl who some day wakes up
to wonder why other women are eo
happily married, and she still retains
her single blessedness (?). Wealth does
not lessen the necessity of a knowledge of home-making and home-keep-
but is finished with a double row ol
buttons; tho lull collet Is ot cloth,
edged with Bebo velvet; the upper one
is of velvet. The pockets are of the
latter bound with cloth. The collar
Is of cloth, lined with velvet and
turned over. Sleeves a glgot with velvet cuffs.
Hall, Woman New,
Safely at rest w'.thla its floury bin,
The rolling pin-
Erstwhile the wenpon Ire ot many a
Is laid away.
Long,   lean  and lank, tho terrifying
In closet  gloom
Dreams ot the time when it (oh I labor
Kaised dirt and Cain.
Slowly  the flatiron, coated grey  with
Falleth to rust;
Every object used in past dispute
Lies still and mute.
Softly the clock in the domestic bower
Chimes midnight's hour;
Blithely ne fits his key into the door-
Not as of yore.
Did he thus unmolested come and go 1
Ills wife, you know,
Belongs     to    seventeen   clubs���with
more in view.
Hail, Woman New I
To Give Your llubhy.
Don't remain out all night.
Don't play pool or policy.
Don't boss your wife too much.
Don't tell her you would rather live
with your motjier.
Don't flirt or even speak, to your
old girls.
Don't tell your wile you can't sleep
while tho baby cries.
Don't find fault with the biscuits or
the meat.
Don't iorget to kiss yonr wife and
baby beforu you go to business.
Don't, oh, don't chew tuttl fruttl   .
Fora Child Dress.
rosetteB on either aide. The bodice
has a pleatea Iront and revere ot silt
while the sleeves are finished with
silk cuffs.
Last year tho United States imported coffee to the value of over
$98,000,001), nearly $0,000,000 more
than in tho preceding year. Their Importation oi sugar was $77,788,727,
or $51,000,000 less than In.{he preceding year. The greirptulliiig olf in
sugar imports is duo to tlie -excessive
importation in last year ia anticipation of tho new tariff. iThc total Imports wero in 1804, $654,904,1)2$; in
1895, $731,909,065. The exports
were In 1894, *S860,B04,'B87 ; in 1895,
Fifteen years ago the area of wheat
cultivation tn Argontina - did not
amount to moro than 180,000 itcres,
und sho was obliged to Import wheat
to tlio extent ot 177,000 tenia. , But
the area now cultivated ls no less
than 15,000,000 acres. An off! i:il reporter on behalf ol both the..National
and Provincial Governments states
t!int out of a total of 1 212,000 square
miles there aro some 240,000,000 acres
suitable for tho purpose ot tho pro-'
ductlon ot wheat. Argentina Mils
fair to bo Ibr many years to como
a factor la fixing the prlco of our
chief export cereal.
The complications growing out of
marriage relationships are sometimes
very intricate. Yesterday the Misses
Sarah and Alice Beckett, two sisters,
of Newfield. Conn., wore married to
their cousins, the Messrs. Clarence and
Ardea .Stevens, of lliganum, Conn.. It
ls a rather curious fact that the father ot the Messrs. Stevens and his
brother married Bisters, and that two
of his sisters married brothers. To go
a little farther back, the grandmother
of the Messrs. Stevens, ou the paternal side, had three sisters, who mat**'
rled three brothers of the name of
Smith. The genealogist will have ii"
regular Ui, 14,15 puzzle in this family.
For a people who affect contempt
for blood and title the New Yorkers
exhibit an Inexplicably deep interest
in young Marlborough. Day after day
the papers tell them how he sleeps,
eats, dresses, rides, walks, bathes,
etc. They devote columns to recording his iuo.it trivial sayings ; they tell
the color ot his socks and tjes, the
lining of his vest, the buttons oa his
coat. Iu short, his every breath
seems to bo to them a matter of moment. To a hard-headed Canadian
there is In It all a suspicion of toady-
Ism which inclines hini to laugh long
and heartily at the title-worshipping
democracy ot our b'.g neighbor.
Mado in a 6oit shot material, In
shudes of pink and fawn, the fully
gored skirt being piped throughout
with pink, and finished at the waist
with a pink   silk   waistband,   with
The defence In the Holmes case at
Philadelphia    scored  au    Important
point yesterday by securing the exclusion of all testimoay bearing ou tho
i'itezel children, supposed to havo
been murdered in Toronto. This makes
the case much shorter, and, were it
not tor the general feeling that prevails against Holmes, would leave liim
a fighting chnnco for acquittal. Those
witnesses who went from Toronto
ivill probably not be called, aud if
Holmes should by any chance bo acquitted of the murder of the father
he may yet be;brought to Canada to
answer for the 'killing of the I'itezel
The Prince of AVales completed his
54th year on Saturday last. Her
Majesty tho-ljireen is now in lier 77th
year, and the condition of her health
Is so precarious that the appointment of nn assistant physiciuu-in-or-
dinary is considered necessary. A
good many of the kings of Englaud
have entered upon their royal duties
in or nfter middle age. James II.
was In Ills 52nd year when he succeeded his brother Charles. George I.
was 54 years old when he succeeded
Queen Anne. George II. Iiegan to
reign when he was 41. Tho father of
George 111. died before hint, so that
the young man succeeded his grandfather at tho early ago of 22, and
reigned nearly CO years. George IV.
was 58 years old when he became
king, but ho had Borvcd as I'riacu
Regent during his father's Illness.
William IY, succeeded his brother
when 05 years old. His hleco Victoria wad only 18 years old when sho
succeeded lier uncle. The present heir-
apparent has a son and a grandson
living, besides numerous other progeny, hence.thoro Ib Uttle danger ol
the British monarchy ceasing to exist
for lack of legitimate heirs.
The old organ-blower of Plnklebury
lay dying; the curate was visiting
him. "Would yos mind, sir, asking
our organist to play the "Dead
March" over me?" nsked the sick man.
"Certainly I will, Jones," sold the
"Thankee, sir; none o* that 'ere
tweedledum Beethoven, you know,
sir; only Handel's."
"I am sure he will do It," responded
the curate.
The old man lay placidly tor a
while, then exclaimed with fervor:
"How thankful I be that .I sho'n't
have to blow for him when he plays
the loud port at the end."
Grovea  Thought  Be  Waa,  Hat   Couldn't
Solve the Homering Little Sum.
"Are you good at flgirres?" asked
Mr. Bentley of Mr. Grovea, who occupied the noxt desk at the right.
"I used to bo," replied Mr. Groves.
"Why do you ask ?"
"I have u little problem here. Take
It down and see what you can do'
with it. 'A mau has $100 with which
to buy 100 head of stock. He pays
$10 a head-lor cattle, $8 a bead tor
hogs, and 50 cents a head for sheep.
Hq\v many of each does lie buy ?' "
"Do you know the answer V"
"Yes; it's very simple when you
get it."
"1 think it can lie worked by algebra. I'm a little rusty, but I'll see
what 1 can do."
Bcatlcy turned to his routine ot
desk work and Groves Btarted la to
solve the problem, ln about halt an
hour, having covered several pages ot
paper with x, y and z calculations,
ho asked suddenly: "ls there any
wny-to make It come out even?"
".Make what como out even?" asked
Bentley, wh'o hud forgotten all
about tho problem. "So you're still
working at that, arc you'.' Can', you
got It ?'*
. "No,   not   yot;   but   It      can     lio
All morning Groves struggled   with
tho liye stock, and at noon ho   was ���
mad and discouraged. "What'a     the
matter, anyway V" he nsked.
"I'll show you," said Bentley, and
he marked down:
Seattle at $10 * 50
lhog at S3... .'���     ���!
94 sheep'at 50 cents     IT
100 7 $10"
'���How did you work it?" asked
"f didn't work it. A fellow told me
"What made you give it to me,
then ?" ���
"I thought you might be able to
guess It.1'
"Well,"'snid Mr. Groves, "you keep
your fool problems to yourself."���Chicago Record.
What It la and Whnt It Should be- It'll Were
J. ,11 *'    Natural.
, .It: Is matter .Ior rejoicing that fush-
'ion Ib no longer to decree a elender
waist as something indispensable to
propriety and grace. The natural
waist ol the woman of average height
is about twenty-eight inches, and
any less size is attained only through
arrested development, or .compression
by means of whalebone und steel. Tbe
'minium of room Inside these twenty-
eight Inches ls absolutely needed tor
tho prop-r- vvork.ng of the machinery
of tho internal economy- .lu spite of
this fact girls,,-vci-y often bind tbe
yielding rloi "into such narrow compass that tho wulst'tncasures twenty
or twenty-two laches only, and you
will uow.aud then hear somo uiotiier
of ia' tamljse with' a very dillerent
waist ttdw, boost as it it.were something to be proud"bf tfytt'' when ahe
was uiuotcou her Waist measure was
nineteen too,. It ls, however, of no
use tp ��� f-allc 'to young people about
the Injurious eflect, ot cothpresslon on
stomach, InWirt, lungs, liver, and tho,,
arterial system. They aro*not anatomists, and thoy, dp uot comprehend
the matter nor want to do so; they
observe that thev' feel as well now
as they did before, and ��� without
weighing' tho .thought that'lt takes.
tlmo to" Work ru^n,-take it lor grant- ���
cd that,they always will feel, as well,
altliougli..*thcy hajco been told and
taught that ln post-mortem examinations lt,'has*l*,era"(ou,nd that wherever tight lacing"ha*),,been the rule,
every organ was out of place and
seriously iujurcd. But .nlt-hotjgh it
docs movo tbem a trifle to be told
that red u'oVes aud eruptive skins and
flat chests arc to bo laid to the account of tho too slender waist, yet
on the whole neither common-senso
nor auld-wifa wisdom nor doctors
havo the power of conviction that
fashion docs, and when fashion says
that there Is no beauty In a wasp's
waist, but that tho linos of nobility
and health mado by deep breathing
aro the really lovely Hues, fragility
being something rather to be feared
than loved, wiiy then fragility begins
to be avoided, and the lines ot the
Venus do Mild, of tho Diana, of tho
Pallas, begin to como In.���Harper's
In a mile of railway there are
about 2,112 sleepers.
At a low estimate, the manufacture
and sale of dollu lu Edropu, tif iill
slues, exceeds 20.000,000 per annum.
Tho coal productlna of the world
last year amounted lu weight to 558,-
700,000 tons.
It is estimated that if a five-shilling
tax be Imposed oa oach bicycle iii
England, It wonld bring in a revenue
ol ��200,000 a year.
Ia Grout Britain, on an average,
nineteen persons oub of every 100
committed on the charge oi murderr
aro executed.
According to Lord Twci'dmoutli, tho
area of the herring nets used ln Scotland was no loss than 104,000 000
square yards, and tho total amount
ol tho lines ln dally ubo was 82,000,-
000 yards, or aliout 42,000 miles, or
enough to go once nnd throe-qunrtc-rs
round tho globe.
Some ot tho superstitious of the
Chinese aro charming. They have an
impression that when there Is a
long drought It la because tlie gods
are either angry or In a bad mood.
So they dress a dog ln a comical way
and lead him through the streets. All
the people laugh, and It ls supposed
that the gotta can't help laughing
too. After that, no matter bow long
after, It le sure to rain, and this
proves that the Chinese theory Ib
correct. Otherwise why should It rain
after this ridiculous exhibition? We
have some superstitions ourselves
which are Just about as reasonable
as this one.
Many peoplo mistake stubbornness
for bravery, meanness tor economy,
and viloness for wit. 1' made np my mind to do a really
awful thlng-when I went to the Hay-
Thesiger's ball. V sua the only
daughter ol one of the Meiiest commoners In England. I came out two
years ago, und I had not, been, out
very loug before I began to 'Jinve offers. I once read a book called *��� How
Men Propose.' Bome day I shall
written a sequel to It, I am competent to do so. -What's more, t timid
add a chapter to say how women do
it, too, when they ure drlveu to desperation, though that part Is a
great secret,
1 am not exactly a beauty, but I do
know how to dress. A woman who
has that knowledge und the means
to use it needs uo more. I think
I can say without vanity that my
eyes aro good. They are gray and
sparkling, and long, with very curly
lashes. Y'et there are plenty of
Jealous people who Bay that it ls
only " les beaux youx de ma cassette " that makes ino popular. 1
do not cure any more, t *^in Idiotically happy because I know perfectly welt that In the eyes ot one man
I should be just as charming It the
" Boll.Iold patent' had nover " revolutionized "   tho cycling world.
I quote an advertisement, but though
wc* advertise wo aro not vulgar. Indeed, grandpa was a younger son and
did not work tor his living, prulerrlng
to drug up hts family ou a small allowance. Papas tastes wero different, luckily for me. Ho being merely
a younger son s younger son, the family dignity had dwindled anu hardly
seemed worth while supporting at
such pains. *"
So Suramin Bellfleld Ib a catch nnd
might have married���a lord���two lords
and a knight's eldest son, though
that ls beside the mark. My admirers said 1 was cynical, tor sometimes
I laughed at them, I couldn't heip
It. I decided at 19 that I hud no
heart, and that I would accept tho
firat really eligible party that came
along. It sounded easy. It was
easy, until I went Into the country
to stay with a groat frleut ot mine,
married to a clergyman, who waB an
honorable���as well ae merely reverend. 1 was sick o*f being the MisB
Bellfleld. 1 persuaded my friend to
let me lie a first cousin oi hers, down
at Cherrlngtou-on-Tarn. She ls a
good, easy soul. His reverence hud
gone nway to a conference. I over-
persuaded her, and���well, I had a
lonely  time  as Miss  Kitty  Bent,
It was such an innocent sprt of
nmuo. I took no maid und dressed
tho part to perfection ln pink ginghams and muslins. Cherrlngtou-ou*
Tarn is a very quiet spot; the seasons
there consist oi two school treats und
a flower show. At all three I met
the one man.
He was the doctor's son at home
on a hodday, and he fell in love with
mo directly, I thought. He is tremendously clever; they -think all
the world of htiu - In tbe
hospital. Hu ls good looking, I think. He did not propose to
uie, though there were opportunities.
Jessie wus absorbed with a baby, and
she had no idea how often Mias Kitty
Bent met Hugh Maydwell.
At lirst I did ft for fun, but when
I got back to London and Major
Pelle-l''urqulutrsuu begnn to be attentive, then I knew.* how much happier Kitty Bent was than Saranna
Bellfleld. 1 did not give wuy to my
feelings. I rather hated to realize
that I hud any. "House surgeons of
big hospitals dont go ia society, I
dure say, they flirt with tho nurses,
horrid thing* ; but that is ail.
Then Major Farquharaon eumo on
my horlzop, very young to be a major at all, und very handsome. Luckily
1 found how utterly selfish he wus
otherwise, as Dr. Maydwell hud apparently eatirely forgottoa Miss Bent.
��� * * Momma Is a near, kind-
hearted tiling, and when 1 announced
thnt 1 Intended to go to Mrs. llay-
Theslger's with that horrid little Mrs.
Ewart Vane, she lot me do it. I told
Major Farquharson to be there, und
then I told mamma he vas going. It
wus naughty, but one day I got Mrs.
Hay-Thestger to give me a blunk
card tor 'a friend of ours, and sent
it to Dr. Haydwell, I wanted him to
see me in my glory and I wantod
.till more to seo If I should like him
in a ball-room us much as at Ciier-
rlngton-on-Tam. I went warily to
work. I wrote a short note with the
invitation, said I would be there,
slgued it K. Bout, and wrote on pluin
paper with no address I
Very bold aud unwomanly, but what
was I to do ? I knew ho liked Kitty;
it Kitty, why not Saranna Catherine ?
It was his awful pride and Independence that I dreaded. He had told me
very meaningly that ho would never
ask a woman to marry him until he
could give her a comfortable home.
He never apparently contemplated
the possibility that she might have
means to supply that.
There was a lovely rose at Cher-
rington in the vicarage garden, Rove
d'or. I used to wear the buds in ray
white gown. I got a dress for the
ball ot their exact shade. I wore one
ln my hair, quite ln the old heroine
style that has come hack again, and
I hud a very simple posy to match,
instead ol carrying Major Farquliar-
son's big, rather vulgar creation of
There were not five people ivho
wero in Bocloty at Mrs. Thoslger's.
But the ball was thoroughly woll
done, aud except Major Farquharson
no ono appeared to be at all sensible
ol the tact. Thero was a girl thoro
who lived quite near bis mother In
the country; the two families wore
intimate, I knew. The girl was not
very young any longer, though she
was certainly pleasing. She had a
tew partners, and I noticed that
when Victor Farquharson passed her
with a smiling bow Bhe looked disappointed. Years ago that girl had had
what poople call a disappointment.
She had loved someone who did hot
love hor. Perhaps she was all the more
pained by the marked neglect of an
old friend. I saw a touch ot sadness
in her eyes, and it made me realize
sharply that the attentive cavalier
who was asking so humbly what I
wonld give him had no real good
I knew by signs that he meant to
be even more emprosse than usual. He
was so handsome that sometimes my
heart had beaten quite fast when he
had made love to me. He was standing beside me with that devoted air
he can put on so well, when I suddenly saw Dr. Maydwell. He looked
older and rather Jaded; neat enough;
but certainly not fashionable at all.
He was very grave when he saw me.
.1 suppose the young person ln radiant
'golden brocade was not quite the
same as-Kitty in her Liberty hat. He
Just glaitced at Major Farquharson,
and was obviously -_olng to pass on
without even asking-me for a dance I
Then It flashed across me that he had
foundation, and that ht waB angry.
*He looked quite stern. 1 dismissed
Major ' Farquharson unmistakably:
"Ten and eleven, Iff am here."
I did not care for.his annoyance. He
had made Elllce Wedderburn unhappy,
and he was ' showing Mrs. Thesiger
how exclusive* .and superior he was,
by being, thoroughly useless. Just to
make mo a Pelle-Farquharson by
marriage would be a supreme honor,
he ovidently imagined. My own opinion was rAther different. I was not
going to pay for his hunters and other
amusements In' exchange for that dubious privilege.
Thon I held out my hand to Mr.
Maydwell. "Have you lorgotton me
altogether ?" He did look stern; but
it rather became htm.
"I expected to meet a lady who Ib
not here. Miss Bellfleld," he began
very coldly. "This sort of thing Ib
not much ln my way, and I think I
had better say good-night. I could
not resist a chance of meeting Miss
Kitty Bent again, but aB that Is Impossible the sooner I get back to my
work the he*ter. It was absurd ot me
to call at all."
They were Just beginning the barn
dance, with that irritating persistent tune. 1 fixed my eyes on the
swaying figures, Bome of them bo
awkward. Tliere was a lump in my
throat, and I roally couldn't speak.
The remembrance of the river at
Charrlngton, and the sunBhlne on It,
came across me. He had looked so
brown and so cheertul ln his canoe;
he was bo pale, and bo evidently indignant now, that I could hardly get
the words out. I had never been
ntrntd of a man before. I was now.
He evidently quite meant what he
"If I ask you to stay and sit out
the barn dance you will, surely. 1
���I���want to tell you something.'
Ho acquiesced so Icily that I felt
all my courage vanishing. We found
a little room that was empty and
sat down. I caught him looking at
my roses, but ho pretended he waB
doing nothing ot the sort. It was he
who began, after all, to the Inappropriate accompaniment ot the barn
dance music.
" So you were playing in a little
comedy down at Cherrlngton, and the
Miss Bent I knew was a purely lra-
siglnary pensun. Surely It must be
pleasanter to be Mies Belliield, and to
have all London competing for your
favor." ,   ..
Major Farquharson had passed the
open door and given a surprised stare
at us, as he said this, aud I felt I
hated him for such rudeness.
" I was sick ot being myself, that
was why I did It. People pretended to
like me, and made so muoh of me,
and I knew It was merely money,
" And were you successful In finding
out If you were charming enough to
captivate without it 7" His manner
was chilly sarcasm itself. A memory
of all the tilings ho had aaid and looked overcame me.
" You ought to know," I whispered.
It was dreadful, but you see I saw
uow that if be onoe went there would
only be misery for me.
He did not even smile. " You sought
to break a country heart for pastime
ere you went to town," was his only
Quotations nre not in good taste
made liko that. He hurt me; he misunderstood me. I have my faults, but
I am not heartless. I have only d���13
as other people do���ln tact, less than
most ot them. I plucked up courage
and tried again.
"I think. Dr. Maydwell, you are
masquerading as much as I was, or
alse you really have become quite dillerent; you never talked like that
when you wore boating on the Tarn.'
"No, I made a tool of inyBelf by
talking nonsense; must people do
when it doesn't rain in August."
Now, could an'thing be stupider?
Here was Hugh Maydwell-a man who
had got gold medals In physiology, or
pathology, or something���conducting
a conversation as 11 he had not two
ideas ln his head.
" At any rate you were very much
more civil to Kitty Bent than you are
to Saranna Bellfleld, yet they are one
and the same."
"Indeed, they are nothing of the
sort," he broke in. hotly, "The one
was a simple country girl full of pure
thoughts and high Ideals. Sho was as
poor as I am; we met on the same
level. With Miss Belllled, in her fashionable splendors, with her great fortune, I have nothing, can have nothing to do. Your trick was an unfair
one; you took advantage ol my Ignorance* Only a woman would be clever
enough to put on another manner, another nature, with a l.lg hat und u
pink gown."
Somehow I was cheered by his remembering tho color. It was it Paris
dress really, and had cost a frightful
amount. For that adorable simplicity
they know how to eharg \ I uarcsay
be thought that if lie married si.mo-
body on nothing a year she would
wear frocks and hats oi thut palt xn.
All the time tho dancers were lu front
of us, and that tunc kept buzzing uu.
" I did not put ou another nature���.
I couldn't 11 I tried. I think you
aro most cruel. 1 suppose you think
I change my trlonds as easily as 1
do my clothes ?"
"The way ln which Miss Belllield
treats hor frioads cau mutter nothing to me."
Ho was hateful, and yet every minute I felt 1 could not. could not let
him go. Quite suddenly I knew that
I loved him; that nothing In the
world mattered, because I knew that
he loved me. How did I know ? Oh, I
can't explain, but I did. I grew bolder.
"You   cared once about being my
friend, or at any rate you said you
" Miss Bellfleld, I think I ought to
offer you my congratulations and to
say good night. That idiotic barn
dance is over."
" Congratulations ?" I said it with
a whole string of notes ot interrogation.
" I mean upon your engagement to
Major Felle-FarquharBon." He rose as
he said this and was turning quickly
away, when I stopped him. He told
me afterward I spoke quite passionately.
" I am not engaged to Major Farquharson or anyone else. People have
no right to say such things. Down at
Cherrlngton "
"Down at Cherrlngton the vUlage
gossips might have fancied that a
penniless doctor had been indiscreet
enough to ask a penniless girl to
wait for him for an indefinite number of years; they* were just as far
from the truth, probably much further."
All my serenity vanished. I- felt
wretched���so wretched that my eyes
were lull of tears; one even fell on
the roses in my hand. -He saw that
tear, but he was just as obdurate,
Just as angry; apparently not even
relieved to hear that I was free,
when I might hnve been Lady San-
delllon but for him. **
I didn't care what I did or what he
thought,' " She would have waited
all her lifo."
How I got out those seven worda
I wonder still. More tenra foil as I
said them, and there wus an awful
silence. Then he began ln such a different voice.
" You cannot mean what you are
saying.'- Ho was" standing and looking down Intently. He has the best
eyes I ever saw, they are so honest,
but I could not face them after that
deed of daring,.
" I mean It with all my heart.'"
" You make It hard for me," he continued. "When I let Kitty guess I
cared for her I thought perhaps a
time might come when I could claim
tho right to ask her to be a poor
man's wife, you are a great heiress,
anil if I am poor I am proud. You
force me to tell you that I love you,
not to put the foolish question that
has but one possible answer."
Then I revolted once for all against
the tradition of what Is maidenly and
right. " Hugh, can't you understand,
must I tell you that all my money ls
nothing to me and that I only want
you ?"
He told me later that it was too
pathetic, that he hud always dreaded
to see a woman cry. But he kissed
me, and somehow It was all perfectly
right and natural.
Half an hour later, Just as we were
so happy,' that horrid Major Farquharson came tor hts two dances.
" Take care of one of my roses till No.
12, Dr. Maydwell,'' I said, " and come
here then to find me." You -see, I
was reckless, and I wanted the major
to see how things were. Hugh took
tlie flowers obediently and went off.
Positively they had put In another
barn dance. Major Farquharson
wanted to sit It out, but I knew better. He must have beeu obtuse not
to have guessed. I felt so utterly
content 1 thought everybody would
notice my face. We danced*. There
Is something hopelessly sentimental
about a barn dance. 1 was in mad
spirits now. Mamma and papa are
dears and quite manageable; thero
would be scenes, but I should have
my way in the end. Providentially
the Maydwells aro a very old family,
and mamma, wbo came of no family,
at all, so to speak, Ib very particular
on that point. Hugh's mother had
a pedigree that would bear the most
searching scrutiny.
To face the parents was a minor
affair, indeed, after the awful ordeal
I had come through. My partner
was very gloomy. He did not respond
to my liveliness, and waa as stiff as a
poker fn the dance. Ho took me into
tlie conservatory ln the Interval and
I lot. him say his say. (Ho suid It
most condescendingly. Lord Sandel-
llon hnd been careful to let me realize
what nn. honor lie was doing me, but
even he was nothing to Major Farquharson. 1 listened with a sort of
satisfaction, und thou I refused him
point blank.
I had no want or fluency In this case,
but I have never seen any* created
being look as amazed as he did. 1
am no scalp hunter, yet I absolutely
reveled ln the prospect of telling
Hugh this occurrence.
1 glanced up at hlin nnd ndded coolly : " The fact is, I am engaged already."-
" That being the case, there is nothing more to be said, except that you
have behaved heartlessly to me.'- He
tried to put on a disconsolate nir, but
It was a deud failure.    I smilled :
" You never cured for me, bo I need
not Bay 1 am sorry; you must bave
a wife who will admire you, and 1
never did."- He was very angry,
but far too dignified to show it.
And I  went back to Hugh.
We were married at the end of tho
season, and t am the happiest woman In England. I thought I would
write this in case any other poor girl
is burdened with n fortune, as I wns.
I read a story once alxjut proposals
from ladies. One girl ln It told her
friend that 'It simply wasn't done.
She was  wrong, you see.'-
She bad jielded to tho fascinations
of tho now unman idea, and was at
least a neck ahead of the most advanced. Her husband was meek and
lowly, snys tho Houston Post, and
lived out on Fannin street.
Alter supper she put on her bloom*
ors, got her hat ami cane, and said
sho wiis golug down to the club for
an hour or two. Henry had gone
to lied, nnd was trying to liguro out
why ho hnd been born.
Sho roncliod up to tho gas burner
and said:
"Is there anything I inn do lor you,
Henry, belore I put out the light?'
"Yes, my dear; I'm feeling rather
nervous to-night. Would you mind
looking under the lied to seo If there s
a woman there bofore you go out ?'*
of the New Article That
Would Debase the World.
Karl's Clover Knot Tea ts a sure
cure for H'-adach? and nervous diseases.   Nothing relieves so miickly.
Love doea not seem to be particular. The only man we ever knew
who waa really worshipped by his
wife waa tbe ugliest man we ever
knew.���AtchS-aon Globe,
There Is a New Woman, Hade Such by the
Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit
-SpeclticAdvIce to the Fair Sex���The
Wheel Wisely Used, Commended.
Washington despatch says: Dr. Talmage took for the subject of Sunday's
sermon, "A Word With Women," saying:
"It is important that the pulpit be
heard on this subject at this time when
we are having such an illimitable dls-
.cussion about what is called the 'new
woman,' as though some new creature
of God had arrived on the earth or
were about, to arrive. One theory is
that she will be an athlete, and boxing
gloves and football and pugilistic.encounter will characterize her. Another
theory is that she will superintend ballot boxes, sit in congressional halls and
through improved politics bring the
millennium by the evil she will extirpate and the good she will install.
Another theory Is that she will adopt
masculine attire and make sacred a
vulgarism positively horrific. Another
theory is that she will be so aesthetic
that broom handle and rolling pin and
coal scuttle will be plctoiialized with
tints from the soft skies or suggestions
of Rembrandt and Raphael.
"Heaven deliver the church and the
world from any of these styles of new
woman! She will never uome. I have
so much faith in the evangelistic triumph and ln the progress of all things
In the right direction that I prophesy
that style of new woman will never arrive. She would hand over this world
to diabolism, and from being, as she Is
now, the mightiest agency for the
world's uplifting, she would be the
mightiest force for its down thrust. I
will tell you who the new woman will
be. She will be the good woman of all
the ages past. Here and there a difference of attire as the temporary custom may command, but the same good,
honest, lovely Christian, all influential
being that your mother and mine was.
Of that kind of woman was Christian
Eddy who, talking to a man who was
so much of an unbeliever he had named
his two children Voltaire and Tom
Paine, nevertheless* saw nim converted,
he breaking down with emotion as he
said to her: "I cannot stand you. You
calk like my mother." And telling the
story of his conversion to twelve companions who had been blatant oppos-
ers of religion they asked her to come
and see them also and tell them of
Christ, and four of them were converted and all the others greatly changed,
and the leader of the band departing
for heaven, shouted: 'Joyful! Joyful!
"If you know any better style of
woman than that, where Is she? The
world cannot improve on that kind.
The new woman may have more
knowledge, because she will have more
books, but she will have no more common sense than that which tried to
manage and discipline and educate us
and did as well as she could with such
uncompromising material. She may
have more health than the woman of
other days, for the sewing machine
and the sanitary regulations and added intelligence on the subjects of diet,
ventilation and exercise and rescue
from many forms of drudgery may allow her more longevity, but she will
have the same characteristics which
God gave her In paradise, with the exception of the nervous shock and moral
jolt of the fair she got that day when,
not noticing where she stepped, she
tooked up into the branches of the
fruit tree."
Then the preacher grew specific in
his advice:
(1) Get your soul right with God, and
you will be in the best attitude for
everything that comes. That gives the
young woman wbo gets that position
superiority over all rivalries, ail jealousies, all misfortunes, all wealth failings, all social disasters and all the
combined troubles of eighty yearB If
she shall live to be an octogenarian.
(2) Make it a matter of religion to
take care of your physical health. The
women of the next decade will be
healthier than at any time since the
world was created, while the invalid-
Ism which has so often characterized
womanhood will pass over to manhood, which, by its posture on the
wheel, Is coming to curved spine and
cramped chest and a deformity for
which another fifty years will not have
power to make rescue. Young man,
sit up Btraight when you ride. Darwin
says the human race ls descended from
the monkey, but the bicycle will turn
a hundred thousand men of the present generation in physical condition
frum man to monkey. For good womanhood, I thank God that tnls mode
of recreation has been invented. Use
it wisely, modestly, Chrlstianly. No
good woman needs to be told what
attire Is proper and what behavior Is
right. If anything be doubtful, reject
It. A hoydenish, boisterous, masculine
woman is the detestation of all, and
every revolution of the wheel she rides
is toward depreciation and downfall.
Take care of your health, O woman; of
your nerves in not reading the trash
which makes up H9 out of 100 novels,
or by eating too many cornucopias of
confectionery. Take care of your eyes
by not reading at hours when you
ought to be sleeping. Take care of
your ears by stopping them against tlie
tides of gossip that surge through
every nelgnborhoud.
(3) Appreciate your mother while you
have her. It is almost universal testimony of young wumeii who have lost
mother that they do not realize what
she was to them until after her exit
from this life.
(4| Allow no time to pass without
brightening some one's ilfe. For God's
sake make some oue happy for ten
minutes if for no longer a time.
(5) Han out your life on a big scale,
whether you are a farmer's daughter,
or a shepherdess among the hills, or the
flattered pet of a drawing room filled
with statuary and pictures and bric-a-
brac. Stop where you are and make
a plan for your lifetime. You cannot
be satisfied with a life of frivolity and
giggle and Indirection. Trust the
world, and It will cheat you If tt does
not destroy you.
Young woman, draw out and decide
what you will be and do, God helping.
Write It out in plain hand, put the
plan on the wall of your room or write
tt tn the opening of a blank book or
put It where you will be compelled often to see It. A thousand questions of
your coming life you cannot settle now,
but there Is one question you can settle
Independent of man, woman, angel and
devil, and that Is that you will be a
God's woman now, henceforth and forever. Clasp hands with the Almighty,
Pythagoras represented life by the letter Y, because it only divides Into two
ways. Look out for opportunities of
cheering. Inspiring, rescuing and saving all the people you can. Make a
league with the eterrlties. T seek your
present and everlasting safety.
Let me say there la a new woman,
aa there Is a new man, and that la the
regenerated woman made such by the
ransacking, transforming, upbuilding,
triumphant power of the Sptrit wtjo la
so superior tn all other spirits that he
has been called for ages the Holy
Spirit. Quicker than wheel e*��er turned on ita axis; quicker than fleetest
hoof ever struck the pavement; quicker than elgzaff lightning ever dropped
down the sky, the ransoming power I
speak of will revolutionize your entire
nature. Then ynu can start out on a
voyage of life, defying both calm and
cyclone, saying, with Dean Alford:
One who has known In storms to sail
I have on board;
Above the roaring of th*? gale
I hear my Lord.
He holds me when the Mllows smile;
I shall not fall;
If short 'tis sharp, If long 'tis light;
He tempers all.
MULLING <-*-  I l.l'.H,T.
How      hu   Iti-UUtl   Tuts  Are   limtrurttxl In
Their Duties.
Tiio drilling of a fleet is a fascinating spectacle) suggesting as nothing
else con the subornation of a great
forco to tho control of a single will.
A few gayiy colored flags flutter to
the main truck of the flagship* remain for two or three minutes, and
axe .suddenly hauled down. Instantly
the huge ships begin to turn- to
-sweep around iu great curves and
to rearrange themselves lu a new
formation. Or scattered cruisers
neariy hu.I-down on the horlzou re-
tspoim to a summons, and in half an
hour come Hying back to thu licet,
take up their appointed stations and
coulorui to its movements. The ease
with which tne 14,0UU-tuu battleships
swing uruuiid to their helms, the
speed with which they take up their
new -stations, the quick response and
tho reguiunty oi movement are cx-
truoruiaaruy impressive. For a shore-
going parade! to this ileet one must
imagine uventy-oue cavalry regiments maneuvering at a canter, each
Individually resiionsive to orders
rapidly transmissible over long dis-
tuaees. iSux, ou shore It would be
impossible, except irom a balloon or
a commanding ii il, to take In the
movements at a giance. At sea one
can follow thu evoiutiou of each (-.hip.
A mi-stake, a lost*- or gain of distance,
a supenluous or an inadequate turn
la immediately seen, and sueh signals
as " Retaliation badly executed," or
" Clytemnestra keep station" quickly ily from the flagship to be read
by the whole fleet.
On-queetiouably un admiral wields a
power for which a general cannot
hope. A public rebuke ls a thing to
bo avoided, and even if this ls not
coming any small lapse win be noted
by a .hundred pair of eyes. Moreover*
a (Comparatively small mistake may
cause disaster. We may club our cavalry without real harm*, but the contact of two of these great ships moving at ten knots may mean the toss
of one or both. The drill of a fleet
is on eminently serious undertaking,
and the accuracy of this drill is the
measure of the manoeuvring power
of the whole assemblage of ships, All
turns, therefore, upon the capacity of
the captains and th ir training. Merely to keep station tn cruising, formation, following iu the wake of a leader, is by no. means easy. Attention
never for a moment relaxed and the
judgment which comes only with long
���experience ars alike required. Helm
and spued need perpetual alterations
and the requisite changes must *be
carefully estimated, or the ship will
continuously oscil.nte- to starboard or
port* in advance or astern of her station. In evolutions, however, many
more qualities must be brought Into
play. The theorist talks (glibly of
" turning circles,' and affects to believe that the hniuUlug of a ship can
be reduced to mere geometry. The
turning circles of each ship are, ot
course, recorded in every chart house,
but a variety of other Conditions
arise. The evolutionary qualities of
other ships must be observed. Wind,
tide, speed, or even -the crossing of
the wake of another vessel materially
affects the turning circle. Here Is
no mere question of turning to the signal book and giving certain definite
words of command. All the conditions
constantly vary; Judgment Is needed
at every moment; tbe education of
the eye in estimating distances and
exact knowledge of the capabilities of
the ship are alike ciUled Tor. The
mere theorist will, In fact, find himself hopelessly Incompetent, and the
efficient handling of a ship Implies
qualities which it Is not given to
everyone to acquire. It is an art
rather than a science, and Its possession largely determines tho fighting capabilities of a navy.���London
Littio ttlrl (looking over advertising
page)���Mamma, why do nil these sea-
Hide boarding bouses object to children ?
Fond Mother���I'm sure I don't know,
Oo and nee what I aby Ih crying aliout,
and tell John to ntop throwing things
at people In the street, and make
George and Kate ntop fighting, nnd
tell Diok If he doesn't stop blowing
that tin trumpet I'll take It away
from him.
It ls always pteasant to see a sister radiantly happy over her brother's success. An exchange reports an
May���Just tliluk, Bob is playing on
the Yale football team!
Clara���That's jolly. What Is ho,
halfback or quarterback?
May���Neither. lie's a drawback.
Charlie Prnyenuo says lies the greatest drawback the team ever had.
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Tuesday, DKC. 24, 1895,
A merry Christinas to all. Putting
,.i*ide the religious view as mnm appropriately to on presented I);.' the pulpit,
Christmas is emphatic illy a tiny ior
-rejoicing in a general wat���the merriest
tlay of all the Vfiar. It is a lime for
parties���a favorite time lor weddings.
It is a day for gift making. Vor days,
even weeks, the stores and shops have
been rilled with holiday goods. Parents
have been busy selecting gifts for their
���children. Friends are remembered then
if ever. And the hearts of all are made
brighter by these remembrances.
it is a day to remember the poor, and
friendless. No one should escape the
benefactions of the day, Some token of re
snembrance should lind its wav into every
home however lowly. The rich and prosper
aius are sure to receive attention. ilui
for those who are helpless, lying on heus
of pain, to whom the world seems dark,
to those in. hospitals or asylums, thc
lhe s.veet influence of Christmas offerings
will come as a balm of healing.
Hon. N. Clarke Wallace, Comptroller
of Customs in the Dominion cabinet, has
resigned, because he cannot approve of
lhe course the government has adopted
toward the Manitoba school question.
Wallace is the Grand Master of the
Orange Lodge ol liritish North America.
The liritish and Italian gunboats have
passed the Dardanelles, Reforms must
be effected in Armenia.
The North Ontario election has, as
was generally expected, turned out favorably lor the government.
Lieut.-Ci*!. Prior, is to be Minister o
Cusicms with a seat in ihe cabinet, and
Mr, Wood, will also be taken into the
'lahiuel, thus doing away with the con*
Once npon a time there lived a king
who had sn immense garden. Its paths
were strewn with gcvly colored aand, in
the niches nl its yew I re* hedge stood
white mm ble statues, and .'tritnge dowers of burning color* surrounded the
grass plats. Bat ia t :e middle of the
garden was a pond, in the center of
which was a group of fish tailed sea
gods, who, sitting upon spouting dolphins, were blowing their shell trumpets.
All the world admired this garden.
There wns ouly one person whom it did
not please���this was the king's youug
and most beautiful daughter. Thote
shameless heathen gods frightened her,
and she always avoided tho garden.
Therefore the king, who lored his
daughter alxive all tlie world, sent for ��
voiiug (hardener, whu had traveled
through many hinds and hwl se, n many
fipleuciid things, and commanded uiin to
���unite a new garden in place of the old
i-ne, II ��� wished to make a present of i;
to the ;ii'iin:i;sa on her birthday.
Th- gardener did his bei��t. Hn du-
And ehnoped and ho planted. .Siin-ihiii-.
and ra n .lid tneir part also, and whon
the hir, dflny ������itme tho gardener sto'iii at
tlie entrance gate and held a snivel' on
which he offered to tha princess the
f[olden keys to the garden. Followed
iy courtiers and ladiea in waiting, tho
priiic-m-i then made the tour uf the garden.
The heart of the king's ilaughtnr leaped within hsr for jny. She forsook the
grarel walk nud sprang lightly over the
lawn, so that ber court ladies had difficulty in keeping up with her. But with
measured traud uud a frequent shake or'
the head the court duenna followed th.-
frolicsome yoiinn* peoplj. A nodding
rose twig had stuck in her powdered
hair as she passed. She thought the new
garden hideous.
Now. the princess waa nearing the spot
where the warble basin hud formerly
bad a place.   Today there lay a tiny, ;
amiling green lake.
"Oh, how charming!" exclaimed the
princess, and tbe ladies repeated the
word nfter her.
Then a dreadful thing happened. A
tat. green frog which was sitting in th,
reeds looking ont for water ladies, beiUK
iirt-.-hed-b* the rustle tt silken gar
merits, made �� grSHt jump and plung. '
into the water so violently that the dm,
spurted np.
Every one screamed, and the prince*
sank down, all pale, upon the gromu
Now the court duenna hastened her ate;
aud was shocked to sue what hail hei
peued. Luckily musk and smellii
salts were easily found. The i'aiuti.
girl soon came to herself, hut fright lr
taken away her speech. With dtatnrln
faces and shaking with anxiety, tl.
la lies ia waiting carried her hack to th,
, alace,
111 honor of the princess tho town*
jx'ople had docked their houses wit,
u'reens aud gay flaw, Imt when tho mi
any hour chimed they removed all Bigi
of decoration, fei Dame Humor a'
(jounced that the king's daughter ha:
suddenly heeiomo dumb.
And unhappily this was no erupt.*,
The prinoess had long recovered f:o*i
her frigiit. She couid eat aud driu.
but no word passed her lips. She hue
lost tho power of speech.
l'hysieiuns oame to her side. The.'
caused all the circumstances to he toll
thoin, put their heads touothor nui
wrote long prescriptions. Tae patient
swallowed obediently drops, pills une
powders, hut thu power of speech did
not return.
Tho whoie conrt was draped in raour
ing. But tlie old king, who was umittll*
-o mild and kin 1, foamed with rasa.
Ho ordered all iim frogs in his kingdom
to Iw hided and set n prion of a farthing
ou the head of overy frog. But he
threw the gardener into prison. Of
what use was it tu.'t Tbo princes remained dumb.
Days, weeks and months paeBed by
Physicians collected there from all cor
ueraDfthu globe. Wheri one ordered
the other alwaya condemned, but not
one of them could give hack to tin
king's daughter her powor of speech.
Wise women and clever shepherds wer.
also sent for. Even Mauler Hauimerlein.
the executioner, was commanded te
come. They plied their strange and
sacret renuKl.es, but none of them could
help her.
Ill the meantime tho poor gardener
was in a sorry plight. He had. hoped for
a rich reward, and now he was lying iu
chains and could behold neither sun nor
moon. Bnt his old mother was still living in the homestead, and sho was a
clever woman of much experience.
When she heard what had happened to
her sou. she tied np liar bundle and wandered off to the king's town. When .she
arrived there, she Iwtook hersolf to the
prison and implored the turnkey with
such moving words that ho at last le*.
her intn tho prison.
The mother and sou remained alon
together foi- half an hour. Then trie old
woman hobbled off. Bnt when tho warder brought- his jug of water to the
young mull he was walking about his
cell, with his head high, whistling a
Aest day he demanded to be taken he-
fore the lantr. He claimed that ho possessed thu remedy which wonld restore
chi) p.iwer of speech to the princess.
Tho princess had beeu obliged Ihnt
same day to undergo a groat deal. Fivsi
die had been pricked with redhot need-
.es by a foreign doctor. Attiiis sae hit'.l
groaned mid sobbed, but not a word had
sue spoken. Alter lhat sho mid been
���riven, at the advice of u:i old herb doctor, the heart, brain and torignu of a
magpie, and this was also quite useless.
Now the princess was lying, pale and
languid, on a conch, so exhausted that
she had closed her eyes.
They brought the gardener to her
side. His chains were clunking, but he
walked erect and seemed in good spirits.
"Try your arts," said the king, "und
if you can cure her you sliall receive the
order of the tlreen Crocodile and us
much gold as yon can carry."
The gardener went to tho invalid's
couch, made her sit up, which she die
willingly, took her littio white hand in
his and gazed into her tired eyes.
"Poor little princess," ho then paid,
"lio unhappy and uuly one and twenty
years old."
Then a slight blush covered the princess' countenance, ber bosom rose and
fell painfully, and from her lips burst
the words "Kot yet!"
The power of speech had returned to
her. But too king wept tears of joy,
in which the whole court joined him.���
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7 Kox. 1895.
Society    Cards
I. O.  ().  F., No . 11
Umnr. L��dge, I. O. O. I"., meets every
Friday night at S o'clock. Visiiing brethren cordially invited to attend,
Wm. Anthony, R. S.
Eiverside Hotel*
Courtenay, E. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Pi op
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
I have moved into my new shop on
First tit. next to thc Customs ofiT.ce, where
1 am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
Persons using thc mules and horses of
the L'nion Colliery   Co. without permission will be prosecuted according lo law.
1U). Little, Supt.
All persons driving ovor Ihe wharf or
Bridges in Comox district taster than a
ivalk, will be prosecuted according lo
law. ,
S. Creech.
Gov. Agent.
NOTICE """""
We the undersigned hereby authorize
John llruce to collect all accounts due the
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant *|
II. Hamburger !��� Trustees.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between H. J.
Theobald and f i. H, Scott as painters in
Union and Cumberland, 11. C. has this
dav been dissolved.
It. J. Theobald.
Union, II. C, Dec. I, 1895.
See the Xmas cards at Leiser's.
Hiram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,U.C.I<
Courtenay 1!. C. I
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the lull of the moon
Visiiing Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R, S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
O. I'*., meet in theil iodgc room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 3 p. m. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 5, I. O. O. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wcdneseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. in. Visiiing
llrethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Anthony, Scribe.
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POUTS as passengers
and froijcht ni.iy offer
Lee ,e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 tt. m.
"   Naitiiliwi for CnmoK, M'oiliio'dii.v, 7am
I eiivu Coutox for Nniiivnio,      Fridays, 7a.m
"     Nai'itlmo for Victoria   Baturdey. 7 ii.rn
For freight or state  rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket oflice,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Nelson Camp No, 51 ofthe Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every other Monday even
mg at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
Nanaimo Saw Mill.
Sasli and Door
F A 0 T O   R Y
(P. 0. Drawer 36.  Telephone Call, 1-0)
i3** A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Mpb
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
nf wood finishing furnished.
Codar. White Pine.  Redwood,
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time   Table   No.   25,
To taki* effect at 8 am ��'i Monday, Oilob-r
'28 1S!I.'��.   Trail s run oil i'licitli; -taiidanl time
| Mally, | -JutMy,
Lv. Victoria Tor Nanuimo and I A. M. I F. M.
"elllngton I  8.011 I   320
Ar. Nanuimo  I  11.40 I   0 38
Ar, Wellington  I  12 UO I   0.&>
I    A M   |   PH
I Dally. I Sat'dy.
Lv, Wellington for Vietorla  I   8.50  I   3.30
Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria...   I a in   I   3��
Ar. Viomrla  I  IVX I   7,00
For rntea and information apply at Com*
Pliny's oIHccb,
President. Oen'l Supt
Onu. Freight aod Passongor Aict
Lowest CASH Price
lllil & 360 St. Jumna Sk
To order
Fok Rent��� Three nice,w<trm roams.
Enquire of K. P. Edwards
i-rsrnd for Simples.  Prompt delivery,   rei
'ecL lit guarunleed.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough an-
Dressed lumber always or
hand and delivered at short ni
Aiso ..li kinds of sawn and
split shingles aiul dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
H.Grant St L, Mounce, Prop***..
I e-m prepf-Nd to
furnish Stylish lU**a
atid do Tsamlnc
At reasonable mm*.
D. Kilpatrick.
Union, B.C
EAMING-^^- THE WEEKLY NEWS, DEC. 24,   1895.
The sleigh belli hsr* been mains;
jnu*,ic lately.
McPhee*Moore's stock �����, Family
*G roceries is now complete.
Lawyer Young and A. D. Williams
left for Nanaimo Friday morning.
Mr. Reifel manager of the Union
Brewery Co was up last week.
The licenses for the Hotel   V'endome,
Waverly House and  Half Way   House
> will not be issued until Jan. I.
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's wili receive prompt attention.
F. Curran.
Dan Gow representing Cassidv & Co.
.of Vancouver was amung tbe passengers
up last week.
Who are  the   mysterious  musicians?
Thi* question -i�� exiilll.fl a V0'"-'-  *���'<���;''   i,!
curiosity.   Are ''������   related to ihc '��� ��� il
I'hrophei .
their Fall and Winter .lock of Mai kets;
Quilts, Mens' und-jriveaT, Sbx,, Gloves,
Oil clothing, and rubber goods,
Dr. Jp.IT>' wife joined him Wednesday.
Tliey are occupying the elegant Merry*
���nan residence on Mary'jort ave, near
Mr. Alex. Grant's.
The frame of a two storey hnuse has
-gone up lately on the corner of Maryport
ave ana Second street.
WASTED!-- A strong   farm horse,   at
a   moderate   price.   Proposals marked
"Horse" may be lef. at THE Nkws office.
Mr. M. D. Hiintcr nnd wife have been
visiting in Vancouver. They are expected to return on Wednesday.
Iledronni suites, bedsteads, mattrasses,
crockery, Sic Ste. at half price at Cheney's
auction rooms. All kinds nl' furniture
bought or sold on commission.
Petitions for a more frequent mail service for Comox District have heen left for
signature at Leiser's store: Piket's hotel,
Union hntel, Gleason's, J. 11. Holme*.,
store, and the store of Mel'hee & Moore,
Union; also at McPhee & Moore' anil
lhe Courienay House, Courtenay; at J.
1). Holmes, Comnx wharf; Jas. McMillan, Denman Island, and at John Ford's,
Hornby Island.
By Our Ticomi Correapondent
The stores are gay with their display
of holiday goods, every cnnceiveahli-
novelty suitable as presents lor both old
and young is shown.
After school, crowds nf Lilliputian men
and women stand in groups before tht
large windows of the toy-stores. Little
red noses are pressed against the window
panes, and bright e>es least on the f.isd
luting array of top,, drains, horns, chow
chow cars which really run, dolls and
cither beautiful toys And such dolls!
It seems iinproh l'hil: th ,i these beautie.-.
will ever have successors in the doll wollJ
that will excell them.
On entering the jewelery stores tlu-
gliliering, scintilating, sparkling diamonds, rubies, and emends first attract
our notice. Rare ami beautiful design.*
in brooches and rings are shown.
Then there are lovely pins for gentle
men, in gold and silver, delicately enaiii
eled. Trilby hearts as brunches, vcr
prettv and sa reasonable, of -acrling sil
vcr, selling from thirty-tive cents upward;
and there are key rings, also in Trill),
heart design, for gentlemen, beautiful
seal pocket books, tipped at the cornel's
with silver, with strap to be worn at tin
bell or on the arm. Kile-gam thiol's in
vin_grettes of silver and cut glass with
gold or silver stoppers. .Souviner spoons
ol such various and beautiful designs.
The cut glass always dear to the hean
ofthe house-wife is temptingly arranged
to catch the eye.
Card cases engraved in silver, hat-pins,
hairpins, side combs, hack combs aud
even silver gum-boxes arc shown.
In the bazaars are elegant dishes;
choice pieces nf hand painted china, from
the contemplation of which we turn with
a sigh. In furniture, quaint old styles
��� are revived; spindle-legged tables in ma-
hogony are shown.
Beautiful napery, and everything a
true women delights in possesing to lav
her table with.
I particularly recommend the "Pan-
American'1 coffee or tea pot to housekeepers. Coffee is made m twenty sec
onds by the distilling process, all the
steam is condensed, the aroma, and col
feine in the coff'ie is thus saved.
There is i new electric belt���the "Ein
pire belt"--with sllt'ci oxidized, indjel
buckles. Fluty give ivith ���...���:/ mote
ment ol the- figure Mil atfe a source of
Ohl there isjuateverythin^tlcairenbte
and so reasonable, ili.it it seems improba
ble, any one will be slighted by Sanl.)
Clans this year. And yet we all know that
to many, Christinas day will bring no
change, no brightness, no cheer.
II every boy and girl whose stockings
and Christmas nee are filled and laden
with gifts from Santa Claus and loving
parents would give just one toy from
their stare, or an old toy, to some less
fortunate boy or girl, I am sure they
would take a lighter heart to rest when
this Christmas day is done.
I fear too many of us forget the gentle
martyr whose; birth we commemorate.
But I cannot forget the story sn fascinatingly told by my mother, of the shepherds and the wise men journeying far
guided by the star of Bethlehem, which
still is shining and will guide us into a
brighter, higher light as surely and safely
as it did the shepherds aad wise men ofthe
cast, that first Christmas morning eighteen hundred and ninety-five years ago.
A pleasant Christmas to all I
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where 1 will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Notary Public
Ascni. for itie Alllnni'L' Fire-
insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phoenix o!
Agent (or the Provincial
Building and Loan Association ot Toronto	
Union, B a
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
antl Piano for practice.
Oflice Room If, Mcl'hoo & Moore tt'ld'sj and ut
���c��j&����y?ytt'y&'jryiyky*�� ���*-�� y'Ux yy-yt
I F. Curran |
Cor. ;Nn and Dcnsmcir Ave.
Keeps a full link of
'    Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND    Repairing
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common everyday
ills of humanity
Investment security  savings Co.
Advance*   money for Building.
Manager for Nanaimo,   Wellington
and  Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Na
naimo, B. C.
Miss Leijjh Spencer visits Union from
this date on evcrv boat succeeding payday, lor collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's business. Parties call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting following Thursday
evening at 7.30.
Fire,   Life,   Accident   Xr.eursi'ce,
Ri si Estate.
W.   CHENEY  &. CO
COMMISSION      Ml-.;:i. Il.-'.N :
UNION,  13. C.
Will handle all kinds ofgrods,
Farmers Produce
Give us a call
Union Mines
Fur n Hurt
A   Full Line of  Ev'erj thing
including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  and  pur ,.?
woven wire
In Separate
we keep
>(!nn(l Hand
fk. pare
��       BRIDGE & WHARF
H. J, Theobald,
House and Sip Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
ol Clocks, Watches, Booka
and Stationery.
T. 0. McLean
���:JBWBLEB :-
TJNIOH*, ���. C.
Jo I o|olo|o|o|o7
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
I 0 I o I o [ 0 | o *~o I 0 I
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing ot ell kinds
Office and Works   SKi'^JJ'J'n*'8*
1TiT_l3-jT JS. C.
Weconduct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Sareaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Fhoephatee and Syrup*.
Battler of Different Brawls of   Lager Beer,  Steam Beer anal Porter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
Stage and Livery
COJJTZiT~;7<TJ\.~', B. O.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Retes Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  .'.
I presume we have used orer
��� one hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I ara continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I ever used.���"W. C. Miltenbergbr, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never bave any com-. *~
Slaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,'
horey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
Wall Paper
Paint Store
��� AND ���
All   orders promptly attended to.
Tinting and
A  Specialty
Old Drug Store.
Union, B. C
H. A. Simpson
.larrister & solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial street
NAKAtHO,    3D.   C
J. A. Ca**thew
T7*srro?r, s. c.
Na'.aimn Cigar Factory
Phil'li] Gable and Co., Prop'*
aetoc street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   tbt fineil cigar* aa
employes none but while labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigara
when ynu enn obtain a SUPERIOR ART!*
cle foi the same money pc
Smut ih a fundus attacking thc
corn plaut when quite smnll. It doea
not spread from plant to plant during the seuson, but the damage of one
year ia produced by spores of the last.
This smut may bo uu the seed or the
���soil. It- on the seed, destroy by soaking iu a strong solution of blue vitriol ; it in the soil, try a change of
crop. It Is wise to burn all smutty
stalks when found.
Exposed corn fodder suffers a twofold loss ; It becomes dry and unpalatable and there is a great loss of material. Tills loss of material ts mechanical trom the breaking up of the
leaves, and chemical from the tle-
HUTuct'un uf the cutistltuonts of tlie
fodder. Half the stock below the ear
is Loat it fodder is thua exposed, na
well as a portion of that above.
Tliere aro certainly condition** in
which fan ploughing is advisable.
Wheu a putwh a-, to bo fitted for such
Oropa as ]teas or onions It ia best
to have tho grouud full ploughed and
left standing in the furrow ua rough
im can oe ; uli the bolter if ploughed
when slightly trozen. Thu winter
ireezus will pulverize it again and
again, and its availability will more
thun oilset any  loss of fertility.
Although our farm lauds, Increasing in size and number, ure producing
more every year, we must uot forget
that our population ls ulso Increasing, and that tlio demand will keep
pace with the supply. Whon thore is
u greater plenty there is also a
greater consumption, and more food
is used by each Individual, as well as
a greater variety.
Ho is just that much ahead who ean
lind some way of reducing the cost
of production of the various products
ho may havu to curry to market.
Thin eud is not gained by extending
operations over a much larger area,
except it be with soil which yet retains its virgin fertility. Generally
the result Is deterioration of soil,
foul land and lessened yield of grain,
to say nothing of rundown farms,
teams aud men. Better keep things
well iu hand and employ a more intensive cultivation.
The farm reflects the character of
the owner. This la seen in the location of buildings and yards, tanks, orchards, pastures, drives, etc. AU
these aro a part of his life's machinery. Tlie better the arrangement,
the less friction. The farmer must
tako advantage of every short cut he
can find. Superior tactics on a common farm may save enough labor in
a year to amount to tho wages of
an extra man.
Pools oi water standing through
the winter are hurtful to the soil and
to the succeeding crops. When flooding increases fertility it must come
���quickly and quickly pass away, else
the grouud becomes cold and unproductive, and gets none of the advantages which como through freezing.
So long as there is a settling down of
the water through the soil into
drains thoro Is no harm done, and the
air follows tho water.
All farmers cannot produce pure
bred stock of the highest excellence
for breeding, but all farmers can and
should procure pure bred sires and
grade up all stock on the farm to tho
top market prices for the bost home
and export markets. Pure bred stock
of all the breeds has become so cheap
and is so generally introduced
throughout the States that no farmer has an excuse for breeding to
anything but the best.
The introduction of tlio commercial
fertilizers, and the discovery of the
value of clover and various other
crops have not changed the genoral
estimate of the value of stable man-
ires, but have emphasized tho im-
lortance of keeping tlie land in a
llgh atate of fertility; in fact, they
iuvf> enlarged tho demand for farm-
rard riches.
Feed is cheap, and it must not be
thrown upon the market until it becomes a glut. Turn the contents of
the bins ovor to good stock, nnd they
will give n better account of it than
we can otherwise obtain. Breeding
stock can l-o had on terms to suit
the times, and let us prepare to build
ap tho flocks and herds on a better
foundation than ever tHjfore.
A grade female bred to a thoroughbred male of her owu kind will usually
breed true to tho male; but if bred
to a male of another breed, even
though a thoroughbred, this prepotency of the male Is less certain. The
result Is almost sure to be a mongrel,
inferior to either of its parents. The
good qualities of a grade are valuable
only ln the animal showing them.
Bees seldom rob other hives whon
the honey can be obtained from flowers, and thoy then attack only weak
coloniea. Tho remedy lies in removing the honey from the weak hive,
to aave It, and In feeding tho other
bees. A colony so weak aa to submit
to robbers Is not worth the trouble
uf trying  to save it.
Millet is usually cut too ripe to
make good cow feed, though the
horses like the rich seod and will
fatten upon It; but tills extra amount I
of nutriment in the n**o;l does not com- I
ponsate lhe eow for the loss of the
succulent stnllc. The si'a will prse v*
this succulence even when the sei*tl
bus fully ripened, nnd the feed Is
richer and better for It, '
Tho farmer who has obtained high
priced stock is some-times tempted to !
breed from it too young. It Is natural that h eshoulu want to make it
remunerative ns soon'ns possible, but
until animals are reasonably well developed tHey are not in a condition
to be profitable as breeding stock.
It wan formerly thought thnt whatever eattlo could obtain In the fields
during the late fall waa a clear gain
to their owners, but farmera who have
studied their bu**iness closely have
come to the concl son that Into grazing is an inj iry to the grass plants,
and that frosted material ls of very
llt'h value f* r feeding.
The statement will bear often repenting that warm stables PEV9 fond,
and as lumber Is cheaper than fodder
and liny, this warmth shoitH be pro-
v de'l wherever nnimn's nre k'-pt. Oe
of the   most important   among   the
varioua -purposes which feed serves In
tho animal economy is the maintenance of animal heat, and it Is economy
to preserve it by outside means.
The farmer should not be disappointed if Improvement from his care
in breeding does not all come at once.
Some benefit should result from the
first cross, but in the succeeding generations the good effects of the course
are likely to be much more apparent.
The hdvice to " breed up" is always
good, and the improvement will come.
While parentage exerts a marked Influence, if any great degree of success
Is to be procured, good blood must be
constantly supported by good care and
most liberal feeding. Even with low
prices, only a wise economy in feeding is the sure road to profit. Feed
sliould never be saved at the expeuse
of thr.ft tn stock.
Stuck raisers have the matter of
prices in their own hands to a greater
degree than any other class of farmers, tor by good selection and feeding
they can produce just what the market wants. Moreover, he becomes a
manufacturer, and may have the ultimate profit from both branches of his
With the horse power at command
on any farm It pays to feed most of
tlie grains only after grinding. Tbe
cost of this grinding la hardly an element to be considered alter the necessary machinery U ouce lu place. A
l.ttlo experience along this line la sure
to teach any careful feeder mauy useful lessons.
A hard-working animal is always
thin, and requires more food to support It than does one in idleness, because tho muscles aud tho fat are
consumed in heat production. This
heat passes off through the skin, and
leaves the body at a normal temperature. If this escape Is arrested, fever follows; if it escapes
too rapidly, chill and Its consequences
Heart Ufa-Mine Relieved lu 30 MliaUtes.
Dr. Agnew's Cure for thc Heart gives
perfect relief In all cases of Organic
or Sympathetic Heart Disease iu 30
minutes, and speedily effects a cure.
It is a peerless remedy for Palpita*.
tion, Shortness of Breath, Smothering Spells, Pain in Left Side nud all
symptoms of a Diseased Heart. One
dose convinces.   Soid by all druggists.
While travelling ln a country village iu northern England Mr. Blank
lett one of his shirts behind in a a mail
tavern. Upon finding his loss he wrote
at once to the chambermaid asking
its return. She unswered as follows;
"Dear Sir,���Your letter came too late.
I have made your shirt Iuto a shift,
so now you will have to shift for a
shirt. Your humble servant, Mary
Magical In potency and power, penetrating at once to the diseased nerve.
Nerviline���aerve pain cure ��� cures
toothache in a moment. Nerviline,
the most marvellous pain remedy
known to science, may be used for all
nerve pains.   Test at once its efficacy.
That the most stubborn caso of
neuralgia will often yield to a hot
water treatment ? Wherever the pain
is located a hot water bag shauld be
applied. The suffering part should be
wrapped In flannel and the unfortunate patient put to bed, covered warmly, and induced to drink water as hot
as the palate can stand. This may
seem severe, but it is likely to bring
relief when all else fails.
Catarrh Kellevctl ia 10 to GO Minutea,
One short puff of the breath
through the Blower, supplied with
each bottle of Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal
Powder, diffuses this Powder
over the surface of the nasal
passages, painless and delightful to
use, It relieves Instantly, and permanently cures Catarrh, Hay Fever,
Colds, Headache, Sore Throat, Ton-
sllltis and Deafness. 60 cents. Sold
by all druggists.
It ia well knbwn that a steamer's
smoke can be seen on a clear day n
long distance at sea, but how far
bas alwaya been a matter of conjoc-
ture. Recent observations ou the
Pacific Coast demonstrated that
smoke from forest fires In Paget
Sound was carried to San Francisco,
more than a thousand miles distant.
Consumption, La Grippe, Pneumonia
and all throat and lung diseases are
cured by Shlloh's Cure,
K hen mat itt in Cared In it Hay.
South Anierlcau Rheumatic Cure,
for Rheumatism and Neuralgia, radically cures In one to three days. Its
riction upon the system Is.remarkable
and mysterious. It removes at once
the cause and the disease Immediately
disappears, The first dose greatly
benefits. 75 cents. Sold by oil druggists.
Tobacco users as a rulo aro away
below normal weight becauso tobacco
destroys digestion and causes nerve
Irritation tliat saps brain power and
vitality, You can get a quick, guaranteed relief by tho use of No-To-Bac,
and then if you don't like your freedom and improved physical condition
you can learn the use of tobacco over
again, juat like tlio first time. No-To-
BttC sold under guarantee to cure by
druggists everywhere. Book free.
Address Sterling Remedy Co., No*. .'171
St.   Paul street,  Montreal.
Ask your physician, your druggist
and your frienda about Shlloh's t'ure
for Consumption. They will recommend it.
Tommy*��� Pa, I'm going to ask our
Sunday School Superintendent to put
ine into another class.
Father���Why, my boy?
Tommy���-Because my new teacher
did nothing but talk money all the
Father (puzzled���)���Talked money?
Tonimy���Yes pa. He spoke of how
the dove brought the green back to
A P. E, Island Lady Restored to
Attacked With a Marklnc C'iubIi, Loaa of
Appetite and Uenerel Feellug of Laaai-
lude���I'luk Pilla Keatored Her Health
After Doctora Failed.
(From the Charlottetown Tatrlot.)
Times without number have we
reud ol the wonderful cures effected
by Ur. Williams' Piuk Pills, but generally the testimonials telling the
tale had laid the scene in somo ot the
other provinces. ThiB time, however, thc matter Is brought directly
home, and the testimony comes from
a much respected nud Christian womnn. Mrs. Sarah Strickland, now residing In tho suburbs ot Charlotte-
town, has been married many years,
and blessed with a large family, nnd
although never enjoying n robust constitution, had, until a year ago, been
In comparatively good health. About
that time she began to feel "run
down," hor blood beenmo thin anil a
general feeling of lassitude took poss-
Joking their Mother on her Appetite,
ession ol both her mind and body.
Her family und friends viewed with
alarm the gradual development ol
her illness, ' and wheu a cough���at
first incipient, but afterwards almost
constant, especially at nights���set In,
doctors were summoned, and everything that loving, tender care and
modical skill could do was resorted
to in order to save the affectionate
wife and mother, whose days appeared to be numbered. Her appetite
was almost completely gone. Food
was partaken of without relish, nnd
Mrs. Strickland was unable to do
even the ordinary, lighter work of
the household. She became greatly
emaciated and in order to partake
of even the most dainty nourishment
a stimulant had at first to be administered. While this gloom hung
over the homo and the mother
sorrowfully thought of how soon she
would have to say farewell to her
young family, she was induced by a
friend to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Though utterly discouraged and almost disgusted with medicine she
yielded more In a friendly way than
ln a hopeful spirit. After using the
pills tor a short time a gleam of hope,
a wish to get well again took possession of her and the treatment wus
cheerfully continued. It was no false
feeling, but a genuine effort nature
was making to re-assert Itself, and
before many boxes were used tlie
family were loklng their mother on
her appetite, her disappearing cough
and the fright she had given them.
The use of tho Pink Pills was continued for Bome tlrao longer, and now
Mrs. Strickland's elastic step and
general, excellent health, would lead
you to Imagine that you were gazing
upon a different woman, not one who
had boen snatched from the very
Jaws ol death. She was never in better health nnd spirits, nnd no matter what others sny sho is firm in
her belief that Tink Pills saved her
lite and restored her to her wonted
health and strength.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills nre an unfailing cure for all troubles resulting
from poverty ol tho blood or shattered nerves, and where given a fair
trial they never fail ln cases like
that above related. Sold by nil dealers, or sent post paid at 50 cents
a box, or six boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont., or Schenectady,
N. Y. Seo that the registered trade
mark ls on nil packages.
Iu East India rice is baked ln co-
coanut milk; It may, however, be
baked ln water or milk. This method
keeps the grains whole and dry, and
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*' I'm gottln a lilt oneasy about our
preacher,'' snid Deacon Ironside.
" What has he been doing now ?'���
inquired the'neighbor who lind dropped
Into tho good brother's shop for a
" Ho preached a sermon last Sunday," replied the deacon, shaking his
head, " from the text, ' Man shall not
live by bread alone.' I'm nlrali! he's
gettln' to be unsound on the temperance question."
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"You don't seern to succeed ln business," said a friend ol a man Who
had made his fourth assignment.
"Don't, eh V Haven't I made a big
success ot my several failures?" And
he hurried to the book to mako another deposit ln his wile's name.
First Stranger���I declare, sir, that
women are getting more outrageously
decoltay every day. Just look over
there at that old porpoise with the
eye glasses.
Second Stranger���Ha 1 Yes! I can't
help thinking she's a more Jestive-
looktng object than that funereal old
trump with the fain I
First Stranger���That "funereal old
trump" ls my wile, Bir I
Second stranger���The "old porpoise" Is mine; let's go and huve some
In a street car. Loquacious passenger, addressing his neighbor, who
is reading his morning paper:
"Nice day ?"
No response.
"Any news  to-day ?"
No recognition.
"Cars move very slowly this morning."
Silence thickens.
"Any news Irom Cuba'.'"
Could hear a pin drop.
"Uucss we'll have ralu before night."
"Going far?"
"My dear sir," at last replied the
silent man, "will you be so kind as
to Inform mo whether you are a prizefighter or a barber?"
"I want to consult you on a certain point," said Jliss Cash to her
"I am at your service, Miss Cash."
"You know Mr. Squlldig'.'"
"Very woll, ludeed."
"He has done me t.ho honor ol proposing marriage."
"Ah I"
"What I wish to ask is if you
think mv money would be sale in ills
hands if I were to marry hlin?"
"It would be so secure you could
not even got it yourself."
" Oh, do como and help I" gasped a
boy who ran up to a policeman',
" there Is nn awful fight going on In
our street I"
"Who's fighting?"
" My father und another man."
"How long have they been ut It?"
" Oh, half an hour."
" But, why didn't you come and tell
mo about It before?"
" Why, becauso dad was getting the
best of it ull along up to ton minutes
ago."-Tlt lilts.
ISSUE NO. 49 1896.
" Oue good mother Is worth a hundred schoolmasters," said George Herbert. Men are what their mothers
make them. But ll the mothers are
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no beauty in tho care of their babes.
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labor and promotes the secrotion of
an abundance of nourishment for the
Peace ls not preserved lu a family
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1 wvici und Goliath���1 Sam. xvii. 38-51.
Time���B. C. 1083.   Place��� Neur Shochob.
Person���David, Saul, Goliath.
Commentary.���38. Saul arincd David
���Not wltU that which ho wore himself���the difference ia their size would
not admit that, but with eomo he
kept iu his armory.���Com. Com. Helmet or brass coat of mail���The ancient Hebrews wero particularly attentive to tlte personal safety of
their warriors.
3D. I cannot go witli these���ThiB
wns likewise from the Lord, who
would havo It made manifest that
His servant tought and conquered by
faith, nnd that tho victory was from
Hlui, who works by tlio most despised  means and  lnstrments.���Scott.
40. Ilo took his stuff-Ills shepherd's crook. Tive smooth stones-
Had they beeu rough or angular,
they would not liavo passed easily
through tho air, mid tho roughness
would, in the oourae ol their passage,
Iuiyo given them a fulso direction.
Had they not been smooth, they eould
not have been readily sent from the
sling.���Clarke.    Shepherd's bug���Used
, to carry his dally food. Sling���A favorite woa'ton of Kastern shepherds.
It wus also very effective In war, and
was regularly employed, not only by
the Isracllto troops, Imt also by tho
Syrians, the Egyptians and thc Persians.���Bib. Die. Tho sling Is composed of two strings and a leathern
41. Tho riilllstlno-Goliath-Sec dictionary. Tlio iiiuii that bare the
shield wont before���" As If he distrusted his helmet, and coat of mail,
a man went beforo him, currying his
shield, for his own hands wero lull'
with. Ills sword nnd spear'"
42.���no disdained liim; for ho was
but a youth���The proud-hearted Goliath might seem to feel jealous of
his power, and be insulted that such
a young unarmed lad as David would
dare approach him. Who would call
him a mighty victor to elny that
young man';
43. Am I a dog���He appears surprised nnd Indignant that David dare
presumo against liim. when he so
great in size nnd securely armed. He
hurls n thrust at David, suggesting
that David knew no moro .than to
control liis shepherd dog, and ignor-
antly supposed he eould be as successful with him. Prldo goeth before
destruction, and a huughty spiiit before It tall. Cursed David by his
gods���Prayed his gods to curse hini.
The Iiomnns used thus to curse tlielr
44. Come to me���Though much enraged thnt such a lad should mako a
challenge or offer to defeat him,
unit though Goliath professed to depend upon his idol gods to curtse
David, ho dates liim to venture near,
declaring ho will exhibit his great
strength in pulling David into pieces.
45. Thou cowest to mo with a
sword, spear, shield���David modestly
recognized 'his complete outfit us a
mighty warrior. I como to tlioe in
the namo ot the Lord ot hosts���There
wns no mistake ahout tlielr coming
together, it was intended. David
spoke with ns much assurance as did
Goliath, and Ielt no shame becauso of
the coutrnst between their authority. T
40. Tills clay will the Lord deliver
thee���This was the language of faith.
David reversed things and declared it
sliould bo Goliath, rather thnn himself, who sliould lie destroyed. He
gave ali the glory to God and took
no honor as Goliath hud. This victory would provo the God of Israel
was tlie only truo God.
47. All this assembly sliall know���
All Israel, not as un army, but as the
Church, they sliould know God In bis
power. Ho is not confined to sword
and spear. " David addresses himself to this combat, rather as a priest
going to oiler a sacrifice to tho justice of Uod, than as a soldier going to
engage nn enemy ol his country.''*���
Com. Com. Tiie battle is the Lord s
���It is tho Lords war ; you are fighting against Him, nnd His religion, ns
the champion of your party; f am
fighting for God, as the champion of
His cause.���Clarke.
48. Thc Phillstiue arose, and came,
and drew nigh���Goliath saw that his
challenge was accepted, and though
ho had scorned to fight with the little
David, yet ho advanced to meet him
in great prcteuce to dignity. David
hasted aud ran towards tlie army-
He did not try to mn,ke a display of
his power. Ho cheerfully and actively hurried towards Goliath. He was
intent on being instaut iu sea-
sou, and advanced to do real execution. This was the time, and he
was in his place.
49. Smote tho Philistine) in his forehead���tt docs not appear that the ancient helmets had any covering ' for
tho fnee. Tho Septuugiat supposes
that the stoue passed through the helmet, and sank into ills forehead.
DI. David ran and stood upon the
Philistine, etc���What need lind David
to ta,ko a sword of ills own? His enemy's sword served his purpose. God
Is groatly glorified when His
enemies afc cut off  with their own
sword. Philistines fled���They  were
terror-stricken. They were convinced
of tlio presence iuul power of God
in Israel; but were not willing to
throw down their arms and surrender
themselves scrvnnts to Israel, as
Goliath had offered.
Human wisdom looks to human
means Ior lielp and protection. Saul
considered' the strength of Goliath,
also his strong armor, and endeavored
to prepare David to prevail against
him. He fitted the young man out in
a suit, an armor from his own storehouse.  ! '
Inspired wisdom spoko differently.
David had no't been kept in quiet seclusion Irom ttie world for nothing.
He woe best acquainted with his
own shepherd's sling, and so accustomed to trust in the Lord that he
could not feel at all at home in an
untried armor. Ho wisely expressed
his objections to Saul's armor and
selected his own-
Human courage was   very   clearly
marked in Goliath, lie wns equipped
in. a full armor made to fit him, with
sword and spear made to fit his gigantic sire. In front of htm he had
a man to carry his shield. He was
brave enough to face the strongest
men in Israel, and when he saw David
there he could not conceal his anger
aud disgust.
Inspired courage could not be
dnuntcd by angry words or an armed
giant. David had made his preparation for this undertaking, having
faith in God, and now he appeared
before Goliath In all his youthful
beauty and innocence, which were in-
Wnsltled-��s this extreme moment because of the unction which he con*
taiiied in his heart.
Human boasting was very prominent in Goliath.' He declared liis
strength, his purpose, all the way
through. His thought was ever upou
himself and his greatness. He uevei
recognized God in the gift of such
Inspired faith rose far above tlie
threats of a giant man. Though it
were true he was but, a lad with only
a fow stones and his sling for weapons, he hail a mighty faith which
wns centred in God and could not lie
overthrown. Ho graciously recognized all the protection which Goliath had, for it would muko tho victory the more giorlous when God
should help David to ovcrcomo Is*
ruel's enemy. When he had recognized Goliath's power lie declared
What power wus back of hlin.
Human failure seemed already come
ia tlio mind of David. Vet Goliath
appeared unmoved und arose In the
usual dignity of ills giant strength
and approached David seeming per*
feCtly conscious that one touch Irom
his mighty hand would hurl David
lato eternity.
Inspired success wns the order of
that battle. While Oolinth was approaching In all his pomp and splendor, David sent the smooth stone into
Ills forehead. All was settled then.
Goliath was slain. It only remained
for David to take his head to Saul
as a token of his success.
Marvellous Garments Awaited the
Advent of the Heir.
The Interest in the advent of the
little Russian Princess is not only
felt over Russia's great kingdom,
but the eye ot the world Is upon the
castlo of the Czar's village where
tho little ono who moans so much wus
born on Friday night. The event has
been attended with such anxiety that
the royal pair havo been almost invisible for months. They are both so
trammelled with tho responsibilities
of rank that they have been miserable, but now that tlio mother of the
Emperor has gone to them thoy feel
much easier. Tills noble woman's influence is felt on every side; she has
laid aside her mourning, and it is
said that ehe may take a second husband.
Be this as it may, she has once
more taken her placo iu the affairs
of the people.
It was through Her Majesty's kindness thut tho publio were invited to
inspect the gorgeous lnyette which is
ready for the royal baby. A special
hall has been newly decorated In blue
and gold and upholstery of crimson
velvet ou tho gilded furniture makes
the room quite in keeping with its
regal contents.
In the middle Is a row of three Immense clothes presses, each ten feet
high by eighteen broad, exquisitely
inlaid in ivory und gold bronze. The
great wardrobes are lined with white
satin, and at the back ot each sholf
ls a mirror, which is framed in silver,
which makes a double view of these
lovely baby clothes. Tho historic baptismal gornieats of the child are In
another part of the roonb In a large,
gilded, gloss covered hox, which has
a dozen .drawers.
There has lieen a lavish wardrobe
prepared. There are twelve dozen ol
each garment. The general style of
tho lnyette is English, but the French
chic has been added with good results. Every mother may be Interested to know that the shirts and
bands are ol flannel, ln three sizes.
The linen whicli hns been used ls from
Holland, and Is of tho linest quality.
Each piece is embroidered with the
imperial crown. Whero it ls possible
fine laces have been used as trimming.
Bath gowns���whito Ilannel���are
llnoirr with white silk, and hoods lined
with blue or deep red, the former for
tho little girl baby, the latter prepared iu case It had been a boy.
Shoes are provided in all possible
materials, ornamented with lace cr
satin; and, as for outside garments,
they are made of fur, satin or wool
richly ornamented, and some are ermine lined. Each package ot garments Is tied with the blue or dark
red ribbon, and many articles are In
Russian style, although the Czarina
Alls has made many changes in the
regulation wardrobe of her newly
adopted country.
Pearls wero sou* to tho Paris low*
olers by the Emperor Nicholas to be
ln four dozen small brooches to form
tho word " Baby," and six dozen gold
safety pins hnvo beon made In England. Those, with the poarl pins, are
locked ln a glass code.
Tho baptismal robes aro of gold
brocade, made after the old style,
but of entirely new material.. The
dress must weigh lour pounds without
the Jewels. Before the child Is bap*
tlzed she must be bathed In a malachite vessel Which rests upon golden
feet. The brushes and combs used at
this ceremony aro of Ivory, encased
ln gold, set with large diamonds.
Here's How the Famous Dish is
Good chowder, lovingly and liuger-
ingly made, aud partaken of in the
same spirit, is by no means to bo despised says the New York Herald. It
was because of its capacities and
importance, not lps ..lack of them,
that cnowdcr was said to be not the
vestibule to a feast. Chowder, rightly considered, Is the whole editice.
Chowder is a least if not a host in
To be sure, there are chowders and
chowders. There is tho Webster
chowder, down Boston wuy, suid
still to bo mude with patriotic and
scrupulous 1 itdcllty alter the recipe
and practice ol the great orator,
who gave it his name* it is lamll-
iar to and uf fee ted by boldfaces and
their putrous ull along tho Massachusetts and upper New England
coast. Uf tins It may bo enough to
say that ll is much thicker, containing less broth) than the chowder of
the more dainty uud enlightened New
Yorker. It Is thickened principally
by tho deft drying of the potatoes
lu the processes oi cooking.
Of courso I um s'lcuktug now ot
fish chowder. Clam chowder is but a
subdivision of tho subject, a species
of the genus chowder. The fish ls the
main ingredient., und the bost lish is
black boss.
" Vour pot sliould be larger than the
requirements of your chowder party,
to give room for uo.l.ng,"' said u fum-
ous amateur chowder compounder,
resident ln a nearby Sound shore resort, much frequented by yachtsmen.
" First, place ln it a layer of pork,
carefully fried without scorching.
That Is the foundation, and, of course,
is Important. Then a layer of onions sliced. The onlons,.are quite important. Theu comes the layer of
fish, the only true basis of chowder.
Now your layer ot potatoes pared,
and either sliced cr diced���diced is
preferable. Do not underestimate the
importance of potatoes. Cover these
with a layer of tomatoes.
" This Is the web of your chowder,"
my kindly Informant continued. "The
woof, showing the pattern, is the
water, the seasoning and the cooking.
You cover all even with cold water-
even with the top of the layera, not
the top of the pot. I forgot to say
that you are to build your courses
over again, In the order I have given,
according to the size of your party.
One series of layers ought to do for
a party of six or eight, but a good
deal again depends on tlie thickness
ol the layers and'the size of the pot.
Boil until tho potatoes are done,
Wine In a chowder spoils it. Bay
leaf is', not commonly admired. Neither is excessive seasoning, Yet much
depends on tlie salt and pepper, a
litttle cayenne, but for the most
part black pepper, yet not enough
of this ,t.o pain the throat. In short,
you muy season by guess work,. by
genius or by tasting. ��� Every person
fitted to make a chowder is worthy
of tho prerogative of tasting it. You
ought to make your chowder so good
that your party will not want much
A chowder that is " not too good
for human nature's daily food'* is
mado as follows:
Cut tho soft parts 'rem a quart of
hard shell clams of tho largo, tender
variety called in some sections
"cherrystones." Chop line the hard
parts, put them over the fire with
wator to cover and cook till tender.
Meantlmo mako ready two onions,
peeled and sliced, six potatoes peeled
and diced, a pint of tomatoes peeled
and cut small, and half a pound of
pilot biscuit soaked in milk. When
tbe chopped.clams are tender take
them out of the kettle and put ln
tho above Ingredients in layers, adding also the soft parts oi the clams
as well as the boiled portions, and
seasoning each layer with salt, pepper, thyme, savory and sweet marjoram ; entirely cover with cold water
and cook until potatoes and onions
are done.
Spots Where the Sea is Six Miles
in Depth.
If you wish to be loved, do not be
too unhappy. Unhapplness ls very
touching, but the unhapplness of
others ls generally wearisome, and
people do not like to be bored, nor
do they love bores.
Third-class dining cars aro to be
tried on tbe Great Northern railway
between London and Leeds.
Why One Drummer lind no Third for
Liquor One Day.
" No, I won't. drink with you today, boys," said a drummer to several companions as they settled down
ln u smoking-car, and passed the
bottle. "The fact Ib, boys, I havo
quit drinking. I've sworn off."
" What's the matter with you, old
boy ?" sang out ono ; " if you've quit
drinking something's up. What is
" Well, boys, I will tell you. Yesterday I was In Chicago. Down in
South Clark street a customer of
mine keeps a pawnshop In connection
with his.othor business. I called on
him, and while I was thoro a young
man of not moro than twenty-five,
wearing threadbare clothes and looking as hard as if ho hadn't seen a
sober day for a month, camo In with
a littio package in his hand. Ho
unwrapped It and handed tho article
to thi pawnbroker, saying, 'Givemo
ten cents.' And, boys, what do you
supposo It was? A pair of baby
shoes; Ilttlo things with tho bottoms
only a trillo soiled, as 11 thoy had
been worn only onco or twice. 'Where
did you get these ?' asked tho pawnbroker. 'Got 'cm at homo,' replied
the man, who.had nd intelligent face
and the manner of a gentleman, despite his sad condition. 'My wife
bought them for our baby. Give mo
ten cents for 'em���I want a drink.'
' You Iuld bettor take the shoes back
to your wife; tlie baby will need
them,' said the pawnbroker. 'No,
s'she won't, because she's dead. She's
lying at home now���died lost night,'
As he said this, the poor fellow broke
down, bowed his head on the showcase and cried like a child. Boys."
said the drummer, "you may laugh
If you please; but I���I have a baby
at home, and I swear I'll never drink
another drop." 	
Managua, Nicaragua, advices state
that the Government has withdrawn
tho NIcaraguan Minister to tho United States, Senor Guzman.
H, .11. Surveying Ship Feugnln Hitalteceutly
Souuded Thia, the Greatest Depth
Where the Great Deureaatouaare Found
The greatest depth ever fouud by
deep sea soundings, says the New
York Herald, was located several
weeks ago by Her Majesty's steam
surveying ship Penguin, under Commander Balfour. Tho ship was stationed In latitude 23 degrees 40 minutes south, longitude 175 degrees 90
minutes west. The lino reached a
depth ol 4j900 fathoms, when tho
machinery ceased to work and prevented further obervatlons. Commander Balfour, in Ids report, says
that ho has no doubt that the Paul- '
lie Ocean in that vicinity exceeds 5,- !
000 fathoms, or 30,000 feet.
No reul ocean survey wus mude of
the Atlantic and Pacific until 1873,
when tlie government of Greet Bri-
talu scut out Her Majesty's ship Challenger, with nil the equipments ue-
cessury for tho purpose of studying
tho tides, currents and winds nud determining tho depths ut vurious
Tho Challenger cruised ubout for
three years, aud wheu tho report of
her observations wus made public It
was received with some surprise.
From soundings taken at a hundred
different stations in the Atlantic, her
commander found only au average of
2,000 fathoms, or 12,000 feet, uud of
soundings taken at a hundred stations In the Pacific the average depth
amounted to nearly 3,000 fathoms.
The greatest depth was found north
of New Guinea, where the line Indl-
cutcd 4,575 fathoms, or 27,450 feet,
or nearly five aud one-quarter miles.
Iu the Indian Ocean the greatest
depth found was 2,254 fathoms, or
13,521 feet.
Several years ngo the United States
Ship Tuscarora, under Commander
(nuw Rear Admiral) Belknap found a
depth ol 4,055 fathoms between
Japan and the Kurile Islands, and
tills was tho greatest depth found until thut recorded by Commander Balfour.
Let us think for a moment what an
eqprmous depth that is. Suppose we
compare it with the height of Trinity
Church, which ls 2S4 feet. Supposo,
for example, we were to place ou top
ot the. Trinity Church spire another
church Or building of the same height,
und another again on top of that,
how many would be required to reach
a height of 3IJ.0U0 feet ? One hundred
and five, you suy ? Very well, then ;
picture Jn your mind tho immense
height such a pile would make. The
human eye would not be strong onough
to see tlie top, nor would the eye ue
strong enpuih to see tho bottom of
the i'acifleVere tiio great expanse of
waters to recede for a moment and
give you. an opportunity to look down.
1' ivo thousand fathoms is equal to a
little more than six miles. Measure
the distance, therefore, by walking
from City Hail up to Eighty-ninth
street, ana you will have travelled
nenrly six miles, equal to a depth of
5,(JO'J futlioms.
Wero a ship vo founder at that spot,
how long would it take lier to reach
hottom? By a careful calculation,
tu-king into consideration the force oi
gravity, and tho pressure of the wa ter
at certain depths, the ship would have
to travel about three-quarters of an
hour before It touched its final resting
place. "
Ii tlio ocean were suddenly to dry
up, were we to stand, say, on Manhattan Bench, the Telegraphic Plateau,
as the bottom ol the North Atlantic
basin is termed, would appear like a
great valley, filled with hills and
mountains and dales. Yet lho sight
would not be a beautiful one. Thoro
would be no green pastures or thickly
wooded forests, uo larnis or fertile
meadows, but an awful picture of the
calamities of ages, dotted with houes
aud rotten hulits by the thousand.
Were we to stand on the coast
neur San Francisco aud look dowu
upon the dry bottom of tlie great
Pacific, the spectacle would be
grander still. We would ba then
standing on a high mountain, twice
ns high as the Rockies���for such
woulu ho our continent then���and
twenty thousand and thirty thous-
nnd feet below us wu would see the
great basin of the Pacific, extending
us far as the eye could reach.
But tlie drying up of the oceans
would take millions of years. Nature
is so constituted that she wastes
nothing, and a siuglo drop ol water
from the Atlantic will find its way
back again, if It takes years and
years, ho long as the sun shines and
nature remains unchangeable, there
is uo danger of the ocean drying up.
True, uow and then, the water in
great rivers and lakes gets remarkably low, and It is suid that it (lie
Mediterranean Sea and the Indian
Ocean were cut olf from the Red Sea
the latter body of water would be a
dry, sandy desert In six years, owing
to the enormous evaporation caused
by the fierce heat of the tropical sun.
IJuf'woro this to take place the
wutcV of tho Red Sea would find its
way to other bodies of water, mingle with them und thus not bo lost.
Not long ngo a German scientist said
that wero all tho land In tho world
levelled tho waters ol the ocean
would cover ft to a dopth of 2,000
fathoms or 12,000 feot.
There may,bo still greater depths
In the Pacific than the ono found by
tho Penguin. The Pacific Ocean has
not boen so minutely explored us has
tho Atlantic, and It was formerly
supposed to be, on tho whole, Inferior ln depth to the Atlantic. The observations of tho Challenger, Gazelle,
Tuscarora and Penguin, however,
prove that this supposition is Incorrect, and that, notwithstanding tlie
immense number of Islands scattered
over the Western Pacific, thc general
depth of that ocean is fully equal
to, If not exceeding, thnt of the At
lantic, who*e greatest knowu   de!>.h
is 3,875 la thorns.
Oi the Arctii and Antarctic Oceans
we kuow littie. Tho soundings tiie
Challenger made, however, show that
these icy Ivodies of water are com-
parajtiveiy shallow, not exceed***,'^ 2,-
1)00 fathoms.
Generally speaking, the depth of
water along the coast corresponds
to the height ol the adjai'ent land.
If the land be low the water wi,t be
shallow, but if It bo high tho water
will be proportionately deep. A
gradual or gentle slope of the land
toward tlie sea lu always followed by
a gradual Increase in thc depth of the-
water. Hut 11 the coast lio lofty and
precipitous, sinking abruptly iuto the
sea, the water deepens as. suddenly
and abruptly!
This "law of depth'" npplle3 only
to thc belt of wator nearest the land.
It gives no clue whatever to the actual depth ol the moro distant and
open areas. Striking instanres arc
found ln every part ol the world. Thus
the level lands on thc east coasts ol
Kngland are bordered by th&'shnllow
waters ol the North Sea. TUo lofty
coasts of Norway, on the othor hand,
descend abruptly Into torrespondingly
deep water, and the siiuthnru extremities ol Africa aad Anierluu. dip Into
the deep water., ol the great Southern Ocean.
Until reccntlv It wus liclluved that
at a certain depth thoro was noj llie.
���that nt great depth the conditions
were sueh that no living organism
could exist.
But the Challenger and other expeditions havo proved eoneliiBivoly that
life i.s abundant oven at tlio greatest
depths found. The sea bottom is inhabited by a fauna more rich nnd varied, and with greater organisms, In
many cases eveu more elaborately and
delicately formed, thun the fauna of
tho well-known belt of shallow water.
At greut depths lishes without eyes
nnd fldics with phosphorous orbs
have lieen discovered, nnd, taking into
consideration the enormous pressure
of tho water, these conditions uncertainly remarkable. *  '
An  Ancient Ubellak  That Htauda on th.
Hanka ot the Nile.
The oldest of all the obellskB is the
beautiful ono of rosy granite which
stands alone umong the green Helicon the banks of the Nile not far '.toir.
Cairo. It ls the gravestone ot a great
city whleh has vanished and left only
this relic behind. That city was tho
Bethshcmesh of Scripture, the famous
On,' which is memorable to all Bible
readers as the residence of the priest
of On, Pot!-pherah. whoso daughter
Asenath Joseph married. The Greeks
called it HeJlopolis, the city of the
sun, Tiecause thero the worship ol the
sun hnd Its chief centre nnd-Its m.-st
sacred shrine. It was the seat of th';
most ancient university iu the world,
to which youthful students came from
all parts of the world to learn.the
occult wisdom which the priests of
On alone Could teach.'-  '
Tunics, Solon, Eudoxus, Pythagoras
and Plato all studied tliere; perhaps
Moses, too. It was also the birthplace of the sacred literature of Egypt
where wero writtea on pupyrus leaves
the original chapters of the oldest
book In the world, generally known
as "The Book of the Dead," giving a
most striking account of the conflicts and triumphs ol the life after
death, a wholo copy of fragments of
which every Egyptian, rich or poor,
wished to have burled with him ln his
coffin, and portions of which ana
found inscribed on evory mummy
case and On the walls of
every tomb. In front of ono of tho
principal temples of the suu ln this
magnificent city stood, along with a
companion, long sinco destroyed, the
solitary obelisk whicli we now behold oa the tpot. it'alone has survived the wreck of all the glory of tho
place. It was constructed by User-
tesen I., who is supposed to have
reigned 2,80(1 years B. C, und hns
outlived all the dynastic changes of
tho laud, and still stands where it
originally stood forty-seven centuries
ago. What appears of its shaft above
ground is 08 feet In height, but Its
base Is burled in tiio mud of the Nile,
and year after year the Inundation of
the river deposits its film of soil
around its foot, and buries it stlil
deeper In Its sacred grave.
" Why," askpd Love of a coquette,
"did you shut the door on me?"
"That you might wish to enter,"
she replied.      ;
"I amount to nothing," said a
smull stone as It rolled from Its plaice
In a dnm. Thait night a town was
Venus asked Minerva to teacli lier
wisdom. " You could not then be
Goddess of Love," said -Minerva.
" I am tired .of life," exclaimed a
disappointed woman. " Why ?" asked
her moro fortunate sister. " Because
I have never lived," she replied.
"Love has wounded my heart with
a dart," said a rejected lover. "He
will cure It with another," said his
A child said to a .butterfly : " You
live but a day." " Hut a day," suid
the butterfly, "Is a lifetime."
" You do not exist," said Doubt to
a. soul. "Y'ou would not bo If I did
not," answered tho soul.
"You como too late," said a dying
man to Glory. "I usually wnlt till
alter tho funeral," onswered Glory.
"I have read tho Book ot Lifo,"
said a conceited youth to his grandfather. "No ; tho contents nro not on
tho cover,*' said the old man.
"I havo never known Happiness,"
complained a discontented old man to
his companion. "No," answered tho
companion, "you have never recognized me."���Tho Century.
Dear Sir,���I havo the pleasure to Inclose herewith a banker's draft value
5,000 francs in payment of tho debt
I liavo contracted with you.
P. S.���That Is how I should write
to you If I wero ln a position' to pay
you. But, unfortunately, I have not
as much as a cent, and am, therefore, compelled to adjourn payment
I to nnother occasion.���El Liberal.
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������* ft-
G. A. McBain ti Co.,   Real Estate  Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Tkt stumer ii expected to run as ut*
Ml et, ChrisMM* aad New Yean' dayt.
Xmas and New Yitr's cards at  E.
Primburv * Co', drug store.
Hiram Lad*** purposes holding itt
tecend annual ball ia Comox about the
law of January.
���* +   ���   Look out (nr the mysterious
miuiciaas   ���  *   ��
Mn. Wn. (yiHll it prtpared to tive
���rgan aad pianoforte lessons, both vocal
aad inttmniental, to elementary aad advanced pupils.
Mitt Andarson who hat heea vititing
with Mrs. Tarlttll for tke last neek will
retire to bar bom* in Victoria this week.
Large uaportations af Dry (looals just
rtcaivtdalj. II. iloltaei.
Haw it tke time to bur cheap
Trimmed millinery at cost, untrimmed
halt alao reduced.
Mas. Kkhdell.
W* have rectived a fe* eopiet of The
Chilliwack Progress, clieiflv K'ltkcablt
fnr the admirably written editor*,!, from
(lie pen oi Kev. John A Logan, whose
visit here a -.hurt time since to many remember with pleasure.
If you want tu save half hn men's,
women', and Childtn't Bond, Shoe.,
and Slippers you must buy at Landman's
Call at McPhee & Moore's and purchase n package of their splendid brand
of "Simla" tea, They arc sole agents for
the Province.
Xma.ii Way.��� Service will be held a'
Trinity church on Christinas at 11 a. tn.
witn special music.
Notice th* pricet of a few ol out lines
ia mut set en thit page.
Simon Lkiser.
Don't forget the Xmas tree and entertainment at thc Methodist church Wednesday evening,   it will be nice.
Th* Knglish church people of Kand
trick will have an entertainment wifh refreshments at thc old tchool house, next
Friday, the 17th, commencing at 7 p. m.
All invited.
J. B. Halmtt having purchased a lot
blankets and carpet squares ia the east
at reasonably low prices, now offers the
lam* very cheap.
Mra. J. & Kend��ll, the fashionable
milliner, will Wave for Victoria Friday to
���MM with th* representatives of eastern
millinery establishments, to select her
clock of apring goodt. She it expected
to return on New Ye.t*t day. During
har absence her store will be cloud.
ton Sai.t��� I acres cheap at Conor.
Tertnt to suit  Owner going lo England.
R. L L*igh Spencer
I*. O. Box 370., Nanaimo, or at Cumberland. Clnb.,U*iea.
+    -5-   Look out for the mysterious
* *    musicians.
You can buy shoes and clothing in
Leiser1! cash store cheaper than any*
wncre in the province,
We observe that J. B. Holmes is going
to retire from the store business. You
can buy a ttove at your own price.
E. A. Halliday, wife and family, Harry
and Percy Kirby returned from King-
come Inlet Saturday, and will reman
here until March. Thev came in a small
boat and were nine days making the
journey. There *ere no signs nf winter
when they left, the cattle feediug upon
the green grass.
Every one should see the display of
Xmas goods and to>s of alt kinds at
Look out tor the mysterious musicians.
Thc rush still continues at Lnngman's
for Clothing and Gent's Furnishings.
Men's Suits from $3.90.
Concert and Xmas tree at the Pies
byterian church Xmas Eve. All are
cordially invited.
Deputy Grand Master John W. Cotium
came up on Wednesday, and it a special
meeting nf Hiram lodge al Courtenay,
Thursday exemplified the working of the
ritual. After the lodge meeting thev all
repaired 10 tbe Courienay House end sat
down to a splendid banquet preuared by
Mr. and Mrs. McCallum. Following
the banquet were toasts, responses and
tongs.   It was a very pleasant time.
Take a look at those $18 bed-room sets
at Leiser's,   They are beauties.
Xmas and New Year's cards
at E. Pimbury 4 Co's drug
shipping mews
Str. Maude left on the 17th with 167
tons of coal for the C. P. R.,   Vancouver.
The tug Louise and scow left on the
l8tb with 177 tons of coal for Crowder &
l'emcr, Vancouver.
The San Mateo left last Thursday (19)
for Port Los Angeles with 4100 tons of
coal for the Southern Pacific.
I'he R. Dunsmuier took out on thc
10th lo tons nf coal for Gillies & Rogers,
New Westminster,
The Tepic on Ihe 21st tiok over to
Vancouver for the C. P. R. and the Sugar Refinery 379 Ions of coal and and 12
tons of coke.
The Rainbow left for Victoria on the
31st with 256 tens of coal for the C. P.
N. Victoria.
The Costa Rici left on the '11st with
1200 tont of cnal for the Union Colliery
Co., San Francisco,
The passenger car is due, and also the
Progreitit it still in that chronic condition.
p, mat. wiNni.
Houses and Lots for Sale - - - Easy Terms.
Insurance, English, Scottish, Canadian
and American Companies.
Money to Loan on Approved Security
Where shall we get them ? Well, we
might make a start at T. D. McLean's
the jeweler. Here nre Xmas cards, books
and jewclery���- something nice. Nest we
will go to Leiser's Annex. Here it a
grand assortment. Xmas literature, velvet lined toilet cases, plush goods in great
variety, toys which will mak* little boys
eyes, dance with delight, and suitable
presents for grown up people. A little
further eatt is Grant & McGregor's.
Just look at the front window I There
are are deer heads, plaster of paris brackets elegantly patterned, and figures single and in group���statuary. At McKim's
vou will find handkerchiefs, scarfs, silks,
etc. Now, step over the way tn the drug
store. Books, magazines, toilet articles
and many things you'll find no where
���Ise. For dolls call at Stevenson & Co.
The youug man will be delighted to sell
you an outfit of them. There are many
thing you will find ther* which would
make sensible and nf course acceptable
gifts. At Lingman's peck wear and ker*
cheifs in profusion, good and cheap. And
if you are married, you should certainly
get your wife, at this time, a new winter
hat! Dont send out of town but go to
Miss Nash's or Mrs. Kendall's. If you
want a happy Christmas take a hint.
Xmas and New Year's cards at E.
Pimbury & Co's drug store.
Have you teen J. 1). Holmes Xmas
window?' The many nice thingt I have
ought to be seen. You cannot resist
In going our rounds we notice a familiar face nn the easel nf Mr. Hutchison,
the officer artist. We did not have to
glance a second time to recognize in the
oil painting Mr. Chas. Van Houten, manager 0' Pimbury & Co's drug store. It
was him to life. We suppose this is lhe
first oil painting 'ever executed in the district. If we art mistaken, just give its
the name nf the ametuer anil we will ap*
pologiie. Mr. Hutchison has certainly
artistic talent and should follow bis nalur
al bent.
Mortgage Sale.
-A,  -.1 I.I --11
Cndtr anrl by virtue of tht power of sal*
contained  in  a cartain  Chaltla
Moral aft then will b*
told by
 ON        / "    "
Thursday Dec, mil
Inst., at 2 o'clock p.m., at the
Courtenay Hotel
One Billiard Table
And One Piano
ty A nicies can be inspected at Hotel.
Sale subject to reserve bid.
On Tuesday evening at the Presbyterian Church there will be .1 Xmass Tree
and for the Sunday schuol, parents and
friends a charming
Shepherds Abiding Tht Choir
Opening aridresa Tht chairman
Cbililren'a addrtta  Miss Daoiele
Oar joyont greeting Tht tchool
Song         Nillie Strug.
Dust  1      Edit  Lindaay
Recitation Adtlint McMillan
BabyLud Mint Garriaou'a olaat
A  nnt worahip The achsol
Iaetrumenttl Mist Williama
An. acrostic 14  boyi
dutt     K. and D Heuiervitl.
Hong    llauh.l Dattitla
KecitMlm  Win, Walk.r
Break forth, 0 Earth!   Tha achoo|
Ri ggar hoy Roily Sointmll.
Song Richard Ray
State Clam.
mm omes ksmvAsAiioM
The money order department closet at
7 p.n*. Thursdays. Letters may be registered up to ;.]o p.m. on Thursdays. Apply for boxes to arrive aext month before
they are all taken.
Any person or person destroying or
withholding tbe kegt aad barred of (he
Union Brewery Company Ltd af Nanaimo, wid be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid fnr information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
Fall nnil Winter Gouils will be sold tor
the next 30 days at a reduction of 10 per
cent, 1 have received by last ttcaaier a.
lot of New Halt ena Bennett for Children which I trill aell �����'�� -"I********
UNION HAT. k\ C. v ,
Having taken ihis house, except the
bat, I shall be pleased to receive th*
patronage of the public
Board per week, ���$5,
Single await ��� :j cents.
T.J. Piercy.
All accounts owing to Robert Graham's
estate mutt be paid to tbe undersigned
bv Nov. 30 or legal proceedings will be
John Bruce.
One mile and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire if
* James Abramt.
BHM-rara KAT9K
At Rlvtnid* Hotel Cotrttmay oa Xaan
Day foi Cm* tad Tarkeye to tcettnintt ��� t
It o'tla-ak a. at.
Alton Dam*
at teas* plait *u Xaaae night
0**. Danker
. The lecture of Prof Odium on th*
above subject on Thursday evening last
wat a masterly tjttatl. It wat purely
scientific and logical and yet so -treated
at to appear charmingly simple and high
ly attractive. r*rom lirst tu last he held
thc andienc* in breathless attention.
Kev. Mr. Sutherland witl make an effort
to get the Professor to deliver later in thf
setsen a course of lecture*.
$5,000 worth of men's fine clothing at half price
300 pairs of ladies' fine shoes from $1.50}
300 pairs of ladies' heavy shoes from $1.15
300 pairs of men's fine shoes from $1.75
300 pairs childrens' fine shoes from 45CW
10 dozen men's soft felt hats at $i.ooj
Regular price $3.5***
10 dozen mens stiff hats at 60 cents
Regular prire $3.00
15 doxen mens fine shirts at 50 cents
Regulnr pric��.*lji!.5o
too dosen linen collars at 3 for 35 cents
10 dozen J. B. Stetson's finest soft h��ts
at $3.25, Regular price $6.00
1,000 suits of mens fine underwear from
70 cents per suit
1,000 remnants of seasonable goods to be
cleared regardless of former prices.
A grand assortment of Xmas goods, consisting of dolls, chinaware, rubber  goods,  waggons, sleighs*
velocipedes, doll carriages,   and a   thousand other things will be sold in the regular
way but shown in the Annex.
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