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NO. 142.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C, TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1895.    $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash! Gash!
S*****Na Skimping in Weights and Measures"*?*}" nt the
CTT^B-EiR-L^nsriD   store.
JAMES McKIM, Dnion,B.C.Mci,2o,T89S.
The Best Me*Js on the Goatfor 26 Cen s.
Elegantly Furnished  Rooms in  Connection.
Special rates made for monthly boarders. This is the best
place for working men. Good wash house. All the cooking
is done by  white   men.    Come   one come all, we still have
ice ch-eaim: pablobs
_ -^ Unionfl C,^:v     ;
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
The Above Stores Adjoin, Where Everything: of the Best in their Reaped iVt
line* will be found.
A. W. Mclntyre Prop.
Thomas ; Morgan
jd~""���  block:
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rotigh and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
tjrq,tth:a.rt   BROS.
All parsons driving over thc wharf or
���ridgei in Comox district luster ili.in it
mill, still be prosecuted  according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Notary Public.
Agent, for the Alliance Fire
-   Insurance company ol Lon
don and  the Phoenix or
Agent! tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Association of Toronto	
Union, BIC.
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.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. O. Drawer 17
Persons using the mules und horses of
the Union Colliery Co. without perm's-'
sion will be prosecuted according to law
Fri), Little; Sunt.
War Carried Into Africa -The Britiah ConaarvattM Election Cy-
clone-Premier Bcv/elfs Party
Coming tothe Coast-The Emanuel Churoh Murder case-Fearful
Mine Explosion - Happenings
Here and There.
The Rome gov't officials here openly
disclose their hope that war with Abyssin
ia has been entered upon, and say lhat
their report confirms the news nnd add
that no doubt France and Russia me preparing to take advantage ot" their new
alliance, and wish to have England and
Italy engaged in ait African war while
they will lie free to carry out their plans
oil the Mediterranean aud in the Kast.
The British election progresses. The
totals nf numbers of members of Parliament elected by ihi different parties so
far are: - Conservatives, jao; Unionists,
67; government total 403; Liberals, 160;
McCanhyitcs, 65; l'.irnellites, t2; Labor,
2; Opposition toul, *39(net Unionist gain
Sir Mackenzie Howell left Ottawa ou
Tuesday for the North West to be present at the opening of; the Exhibition at
Regina on Monday the 29th. He is accompanied- by Hon. T.M. Daly, Mrs.
Daly and Haytor Reed, Deputy Supt. of
Indian affairs. It is understood that
when the party reaches tlie Pacific cni��t
one ul*thc (imeminent steamers will be
placed at their disposal to enable ihem tn
visit several Indian reservations ih the
northern part of ihe Province.
Saitta Crur, "at���W.Fi Barrett surrcn-*<:
dered himself to the shei-ili* here as the
murderer of Blanche Ltiuomand Minnie Williams. He tell-, a stra'ght story
nf lhe tragedy in lhe Emanuel Baptist
Church in .San Franciscti, in April last
Barrett is supposed to be a Inn ilic. Durrani is now on trial al San Francisco for
both murders.
Bochum, Westphalia.���An explosion
of firedamp occurred Thursday in the Von
Preussen mine in this vicinity. The hod
ics of 32 victims of the accident have
already been recovered, and a number of
persons are still missing. .Several parties
are experiencing the utmost difficuliv exploring the mine. In addition to the
killed miners, several were burned by lhe
explosion. The most distressing scenes
were witnessed at the mouth ofthe pit.
Sycldey, N.S.W. July 25.���The result
of lhe elections in New South Wales are
us follows: Mimsteii.ilists 61; Labor, sup-
porting ministry, io: gov't tola), 80. Oppo
sition, 44; Indepedtnt I. They are class
eil as follows Free-Trade, 62; Protection,
44: Labor, 19.
A by-law is to lie introduced at the
next meeting of thc Westminster City
council to provide for raising $300,000 to
aid 111 constructing a railroad and traffic
bridge across the Fraser Kiver at Westminster.
Green, the confidence man, who has
been cleverly swindling boarding house
mistresses in Portland, Seattle, and Vic-
torn, was caught in Vancouver and has
been sentenced to one vein's imprisonment.
Victoria.���Hiel, a Russian Finn was
killed in No j shaft at Wellington colliery Wednesday. He was running out
ahead of a loaded car, slipped and fell
under the wheels which passed over his
Robert Blylhc who induced Belle Rock-
wood tn leave her home at Port H aaltick
and come to Victoria was convicted of
abduction after speedy trial before Chief
Justice Davie Thursday morning anil
sentenced to live  years imprisonments
Blcphee & |||oofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Dry Gpods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., etc
Edward F'lsimmon's libel suit against
the Westminster Columbian is to be tried
at Vancouver.
In the matter nf enterprises involving
a large outlay of money, time is required
to complete the plans and details They
cannot be conceived and rushed through
in a hurry; but once everything is ready,
steady progress is made to a conclusion.
The Washer, of which we have heard
more or less for some time, is now ahout
to be built, not far *rom Union wharf.
Il will be a 600'ton affair and is planned
nfter the best inndeis, with its crushers,
iis elevators, railway tracks, hoppers,
bunkers, and an-immense tank. It will
cover considerable ground and be 65 or
70 leet high. The building will have a
good foundation, and when completed
will be able lo turn out the finest crushed
and washed-coal to suit alt purposes,,
'leaving- material for coking a most nnpiw
(ant industry which will follow and supplement mis. Mr. Cunningham the contractor, with his engineer, arrived on
Wednesday, and has already given the
contract for the lumber to ('.rant &
Mounce��� something like 400,000 feet.
It follows as a matter of course that cabin*, boarding house, and supply store or
depot will be required.
In this connection lhe road to flavne
Sound becomes important, and as the
tenders will be in on thc 3rd prox. we
may expect the din to be soon flying
along the line. There is no provision for
a bridge across Trent River as yet. At
this season it can be forded. It is at the
ford, only about 70 feet across, and a
bridge will onlv cost a few hundred dollars and will doubtless be built this season.
On Saturday last Mr. Walter Wilson
and Richard McLean left Union on a
sailing-boat fora cruise up Puntiedge
Lake to the mouth of thc Cruikshank
Kiver. It was a not unusual fishing outing and a pleasant day was expected.
What success they met with in fishing
is nnt learned; but when passing down
thc lake Sundav evening and before
they had gone a great way from Cruick-
shank the idea of changing lheir course
making for some favorable point or cove
and ushing until morning, occurred to
them. McLean went uft to arrange the
sails and in doing sn took hold ofthe mast
and siepped on 10 ihe boat side and los
ing his balance capsized the boat throwing Ihem both into the water. With
some difficulty they succeeded in climbing on top ; and as McLean professed to
be able lu swim while Wilson could nol,
the litter suggested In Ins companion
that if he could possibly get hold of the
leech of the sail they might right (he
boat. McLean answered by stepping
down to get the sail and again lost his
balance, fell into the water and did not
After remaining in his perilous position
for some time he espied a fishing bont
coming his way. After taking Wilson
aboard a search was made around the cap
sized bout, but no trace of the lost man
could be found,
Tiie party now turned homeward arriving at Union about I o'clock Monday
morning when Wilson proceeded at
once to infill in Officer Hutchison of the
circumstances of the drowning.
On Montlay a number of boats put out
filled wilh friends to search for the body.
Officer Hutchison, Andrew McKnight
and others took the sir. Paloma���kindly
tendered for thc purpose bv Sup't Litfle-
and continued the search, using dynamite and other appliances.
Mr. McLean, or Dirk McLean, as he
was familiarly cal'ed, was fire boss at No
2, about 4* years of age and had a wife
ami six children 111 Scotland,
The Mionenla left on the 23d with
3 too tons of cnal for Sin Francisco.
The Costa Kica left Saturday with 1,
600 tons nf coal and 20 tons ol coke for
the the Union Colliery Co. al San Francisco.        '
The Tepic left on the 23d with 200
tons of coal for the C. P. K.,Vancouver
The Daisy left on the 25th with i6j
tons of coal for C. Peadody at Victoria.
The Falcon left on the 27'h with 143
tons nf cnal fnr the Northwestern Steamship Co. at Victoria.
The Tepic was in again and left ol)
the 26th wuh 119 tons of coal for tht
Sugar Befinery, Vancouver.
The barque Richard III is due.
There was a notable wedding at Comnx Friday morning July 26th. The
contracting parties were Mr James Curtis Shaw, a prominent educator of Van-
couvet and connected with the High,
School in that city, and Miss Mabel'
Smith the accomplished daughter of Mr.
Horace Smith of Upper Coniox Settlement. The ceremony took place at the
English church at 6'eclock in the presence of relatives and intimate friends,
the Kev. J. X. Willemar officiating. The
bridesmaids were the Misses Hilda and
Margaret Smith, sisters of the bride, and
Mr. Robison of Vancouver acted as best
man. Immediately upnn the conclusion
of ihe ceremony the bridal party proceed
ed to lhe s. s. Joan where the newly married couple were received by the proverbial shower of rice.
Mr. antl Mis. Shaw will visit Victoria
and leud'ng Sound Cities and upon their
return will make Vancouver their home.
Until August 25th I  will sell off the
balance of my summer 'tuck at cost.
Miss Nash, Uhicn.
The time for receiving tenders for the
lease or sale of the Waverly House, Union, has been extended to August 1st,
The) should be sent or handed to A,
Lindsa>, Secretary, Union, II, C.
Courtenay, B.C. July, 22, 189$.
We have given over our accounts to
John M. Urquhart, antl nfter the first of
August he will collect the same and pay
all our out-standing accounts.
Urquhart Bros.
Notice to Contractors.
SEALED TENDERS will lie received
by the undersigned up to noon nf Saturday, August 3rd for lhe construction nf a
road from the town of Cumberland 10
Baynes Sound, also for certain work required on Hairigan's road, Black Creek
road, Smith's road, and a Bridge or. Mr-
Kelvie's Road.
Plans and specifications can be seen al
the office of the undersigned on and after
Thursday July 25th from 9 a. m, till 5
p. m.
Thc lowest or any tender will not nee-
cssiinly be .accepted.
S. Creech,
Gov't. Agent. XN VU;
Thousands of Diamonds antl Gems
Go to Compose It,
'In the tower of London is kept the
Queen's crown, tlie diadem used nt lier
coronation in 183S. It is composed of
very ancient relics, but is a modern
composition, having been made by
the firm ol Kuudle cSc Bridge, and completed in the year 1S3S.
The crown is constructed ol jewels
taken from old crowns,, and other
atones provided by Her Majesty. It
consists of emeralds, rubles, sapphires,
pearls nud diamonds, The stones,
whleh are set in gold ami silver, encase a crimson velvet cap with t,
border of ermine, the whole ot the interior being liued with the finest
white silk.
Above the erini.-on border on the
lower edge of tiie blind is a row of
129 pearls. Round the upper part of
the band is a bonier of 112 pearls. In
the from, stationed between the two
borders of pearls, is a huge sapphire,
purchased by George IV., set lu the
centre of valuable pearls. At the
back, In the same position, is another
but smaller sapphire.
The shies are a domed with three
sapphires, and between these are
eight emeralds. Above and below the
sapphires, extending all round the
crown, placed at intervals fourteen
large diamonds, the eight emeralds being encircled by clusters ol diamonds,
128 in number. Between the emeralds and sapphires are sixteen ornaments, ench consisting of eight diamonds. Above a circular bend are
eight sapphires, set separately, en-
circled by large diamonds. Between
each of these eight sapphires are
eight festoons of eighteen diamonds
In front of the crown Is a diamond
Maltese cross, in the centre of which
glistens the famous ruby given to Edward I. by Don Pedro the Cruel. This
is the stone which adorned the helmet
ot Henry V. at the battle of Aglncotirt.
The centre ol the ruby Is hollowed
out, nnd the space filled. In accordance with the eastern custom, with a.
smaller ruby. The Maltese cross Is
formed of seventy-five splendid diamonds. At each of the sides nnd nt
the back is a .Maltese cross with emerald centres, containing respectively
132, 124- and 130 sparkling diamonds.
Level with the four Maltese crosses,
and stationed between them, are four
ornaments, shaped like the fleur-de-
lis, with four rubles in the centre, and
surrounded by diamonds, containing
S3, 80 and 87 diamonds. From the
Maltese crosses spring four imperial
arches, composed of oak leaves and
diamonds. The leaves nre formed ol
728 diamonds; 32 pearls represent the
acorns and o�� diamonds the cups.
From the upper part of the imperial arches hang suspended four large
pein.dant-f-!iiuictl pearls set Sn diamond cups, each cup being formed of
twelve dJainonps, the steins from
each of the four hanging pearls being
encrusted with twenty-four diamonds.
Above the arch ts the mount, which
is made of 438 diamonds. The zone
and arc are represented by thirty-
three diamonds. On the summit of
the throne is a cross, which has for
its centre a rose-cut sapphire set in
the centre of fourteen large diamonds.
Altogether the crown comprises one
large ruby, ono large sapphire,
twenty-six smaller sapphires, eleven
emeralds, four rubles, 1,303 brilliants,
1,273 rose diamonds, lour pendant-
shaped pearls, and 273 smaller pearls.
It is the heaviest and most uncomfortable diadem of any crowned head
in Europe.���New York Sun.
She Fooled a .Smart Lawyer  Iiy  Her llust-
neHHlike Manner.
A well-dressed and shai'p-foattired
woman passed into tlie lawyer's office
;iiul very shortly was standing by his
" 1 beg your pardon, she said, in
���salutation, "but can you spare a few
moments of your valuable time'.'"
" 1 nin very busy, madam," ho replied, " but if you have anything of
importance to communicate I shall be
glad to hear it.   Pray be seated."
"Thank you, no," she said, looking around at a clerk or two in a
nervous fashion. " I am a woman
with a, history, nud"���
" Excuse me," apologized tlie attorney, seeing a. fee appearing on the
horizon, " possibly you had better step
into my private office with me, where
vou will not be Interrupted."
���She thanked him, and tliey went
Into the adjoining room.
" Now," he said, when they wero
seated, " I presume you wish to consult me ou this matter of yonr
" Yes, sir. That is why Iain here."
"Very well; proceed. Anything you
may say to me will bo held In the
strictest confidence. You were saying
yoa were a woman with a history ?"
Tills very sympathetically as au en-
*' Yes, sir," sho began, as she laid
a document before him. " It Is a history tif Napoleon Bonaparte, in eighteen monthly jinrts, at DO cents a
month and"���
Ilo threw up his hands, but she had
hini. and he couldn't get away until
lie had put down his name, and now
when " a woman witli a history" Is
mentioned in liis hearing it makes
cold chills run down his back.
There were tea of them, and they
sat side by side ia tlio street car,
lining up the entire seat, all women
and sleeves, the latter just a little
crushed. A lone man hung to a strap
and waited for someone to get out,
and finally one of thom did. Then
he looked for the vacant sent, but
it hnd vanished. Soon another woman
got out, aad again thero was no seat.
Every time a woman left a vacant
seat those other women simply pulled
out their sleeves and moved up.
Talmage Further Apostrophizes the
Gentler Sex. *
Her Superlative Might* Are lo Care For the
Four, io comfort fuller the Sirens uf
lure Dlsit.ler, to 1'olut the Way to
Heaven .uul to tier. There Hemetr.
Beatrice, Neb., June 23. 1S05.���In his
sermon tor to-aay Kev. Dr. Talmage,
whu is now on als summer weatern
lour, has chosen u suujeei tnat mum
awaken tne sympathies ut all lovers ut
humanity, namely; "Sisters ut _cnui-
lty." Tne texl Selected wus; Acts U.,
oi>; "This woman was lull ot nuuu
words und almsdeeds which she aid."
Starting now where 1 lei't uft >ast
Sabbath in reciting woman s opportunities, 1 hale to any thai woman naa
llie special and superlative eight ot
blessing and comforting the sick.
What land, what street, what house,
has not felt the Shillings ut disease'.'
Tens uf thousands ut sick beds! What
shall we du wllli Ihem'; Shall man,with
his rough hand and heavy iuul and Impatient bearing, minister'; No. He
cannot soothe the pain. He cannot
quiet llie nerves. He knows not where
Lu set the Ilk-lit. His hand Is not steady enough to pour out the drops. He
Is not wakeful enough to be a watcher.
The Lord, who sent Miss Dix Into the
Virginia hospitals, and the Maid of
Saragussa to appease the wounds* of
the battle field, has equipped wife,
mother and daughter for this delicate
but tremendous mission. You have
known men who have despised woman,
but the moment disease fell upon them
they did not send for their friends at
the bank or their partner In business,
or their worldly associates; their lirst
cry was, "Take me to my wife." The
dissipated young man at college scoffs
at the idea of being under home influences; but at the first blast of typhoid
fever on his cheek, he says: "Where is
mother?" Walter Scott wrote partly
in satire and partly in compliment
when he said:
O woman, in our hour of ease,
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please;
When pain    and anguish wring    the
A ministering angel thou.
I think the most pathetic passage In
all the Bible Is the description of the
lad who went out to the harvest field
of Shunem and got sunstruck���throwing his hands on his temples, and crying out: "0, my head! my head!" and
they said: "Carry him to his mother."
And then the record Is: "He sat on her
knees till noon, and then died." It
Is an awful thing to be ill away from
home In a strange hotel, once in a while
men coming to look at you, holding
their hand over their mouth for fear
that they will catch the contagion. How
roughly they turn you In bed! How
you long for the ministries of home! I
knew one such who went away from
one of the brightest homes for several
weeks' buslrfess absence at the west.
A telegram came at midnight that he
was on his death-bed far away from
home. By express train the wife and
daughters went westward; but they
went too late. He feared not to die;
but he was in an agony to live until
his family got there. He tried to bribe
the doctor to make him live a little
while longer. He said: "I am willing
to die, but not alone." But the pulses
fluttered, the eyes closed, and the
heart stopped. The express trains met
In the midnight; wife and daughters
going westward; lifeless remains tf
husband and father coming eastward
Oh, it was a sad, pitiful, overwhelming
spectacle! When we are sick we want
to be sick at home. When the time
comes for us to die we want to die at
home. The room may be very humble,
and the faces that look Into ours may
be very plain; but who cares for that?
Loving hands to bathe the temples.Lov-
ing voices to speak good cheer. Loving
lips to read the comforting promises of
In our last dreadful war men cast the
cannon; men fashioned the musketry;
men cried to the hosts, "Forward,
march!" Men hurled their battalions
on the sharp edges of the enemy, crying: "Charge! charge!" but woman
scraped the lint; woman administered
the cordials; woman watched by the
dying couch; woman wrote the last
message to the home circle; woman
wept at the solitary burial attended by
herself and four men with a spade.
We greeted the general home with
brass bands and triumphal arches, and
wild huzzas; but the story is too good
to be written anywhere, save in ihe
chronicles of heaven, of Mrs. Brady,
who came down among the sick in the
swamps of the Chickahomlny; of Annie Ross, in the cooper-shop hospital;
of Margaret Breckinridge, who came
to men who had been for weeks wiiii
their wounds undressed���some of them
frozen to the ground; and when she
turned them over those that had an
arm left, waved ' it and filled the air
with their "hurrah!"���of Mrs. Hodge,
who came from Chicago with blankets
and pillows, until the men shouted:
"Three cheers for theChrlstian commission! God bless the women at home;"
then sitting down to take the last message: "Tell my wife not to fret about
me, but to meet me In heaven; tell ner
to train up tlie boys whom we have
loved so well; tell her we shall meet
again In the good land; tell her to bear
my loss liko the Christian, wife of a
Christian soldier;" and of Mrs. Shelton,
Into whose face the convalescent soldier looked and said: "Y'our grapes
and cologne cured me." Men did their
work with shot and shell, and carbine
and howitzer; women did their work
with socks, and slippers, and bandages,
and warm drinks, and Scripture texts,
and gentle stroklngs of the hot temples, and stories of that land where
they never have any pain. Men knelt
down over tbe wounded and said, "On
which side did you fight?" Women
knelt down over the wounded and
said, "Where are you hurt? What
nice thing can I make for you to eat?
What makes you cry?" To-night,whlle
we men are sound asleep in our beds,
there will be a light In yonder lofttthere
will be groaning in that dark alley ;
there will be cries of distress In that
cellar. Men will sleep and women will
Again: woman has a superlative
right to take care of the poor. There
are hundreds ancl thousands of them
In all our cities. There is a kind of
work that men cannot do for the poor.
Here comes a group of little bare-foot
children to the door of the Dorcas society.    They need   to be clothed   and
provided for. Which of these directors of banks would know how many
vards tt would take to make tbat little girl a dress? ��� Which of these masculine hands could lit a hat oa mat
little girl's head? Which of the wise
tnen would know how to tie on that
lew pair of shoes? Man sometimes
Jives his charity la a rough way, and
���t falls like the fruit of a tree in the
east, which fruit comes down so heavily that It breaks tlie skull of the man
who is trving tn gather It. But woman glides so softly Into the house of
destitution, and finds out all the sorrows of the place, and puts so quietly
the donation on the table, that all the
familv come out on the front steps as
she departs, expecting that from under her shawl she will thrust out two
wings and go right up toward heaven,
from whence she seems to haye come.
Oil. Christian young woman! if you
would make yourself happy and win
the blessing of Christ, go out among
the destitute. A loaf ot bread or a
bundle of socks may make a homeiy
loa.il to carry; but the angels of Uod
will cmne out to watch, and the Lord
Almighty will give ids messenger hosts
a tiherge, saving: "Look after that
woman. Canopy her with your wings
and si -'ter her from all harm;' and
while yiij are scaled in the house of
destitution and suffering, the little
unes around the room will whisper:
"Who Is she? Ain't she beautiful.'
and If you listen right sharply, you
will hear dripping frnm the leaky roof,
and rolling over the rotten chairs, the
angel chant that shook Bethlehem:
"Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace, good will to men." Can
you tell me why a Christian woman,
going down among Ihe haunts ot iniquity on a Chrisiian errand, never
meets with indignity? I stood in the
chapel of Helen chambers, the daughter of the celebrated Dr. Chambers,
in lhe most abandoned part of the city
of Edinburgh; and I said to her as 1
looked around upon the fearful surroundings of that place: "Do you come
here nights to hold service?" "Oh,
yes," she said. "Can it be possible
that you never meet with an insult
while performing this Christian errand?" "Never," she said, "never.
That young woman who has her father by her side wanting down the street,
an armed policeman at each corner of
the street, is not so well defended as
that Christian who goes forth on gospel work into the haunts of Iniquity,
carrying the Bibles and bread. God,
with the right arm of his wrath omnipotent, would tear to pieces anyone
who should offer indignity. He would
smite him with lightnings, and drown
him with floods, and swallow him with
earthquakes, and damn him with eternal indignations. tSome one said: "I
dislike very much to see that Christian woman teaching those bad boys
In the mission school. I am afraid to
have her Instruct them." "So," said
another man, "I am afraid too." Said
the first, "I am afraid they will use
vile language before they leave the
place." "Ah," said the other man, "I
am not afraid of that. What I am
afraid of Is, that If any of those boys
should use a bad word in that presence, the other boys would tear him
to pieces and kill him on the spot."
That woman is tlie oest sheltered who
is sheltered by Omnipotence, and It
is always safe to go w'ueie God tells
you to go. It seems as if the Lord
had ordained woman for an especial
work in the solicitation of charities.
Backed up by barrels hi whioh there
Is no flour, and by stoves In which
there is no fire, and wardrobes in
which there are no clothes, a woman
is irresistible: passing on her errand,
God says to her: "You go into that
bank, or store, or shop and get the
money." She goes and gets it. Tiie
man is hard-fisted, but stie gets ll.
She could not help but get it. It decreed from eternity she should get it.
No use of you turning your back and
pretending you don't hear; you do
hear. There is no need of your saying
you are begged to death. There Is no
need of your wasting your lime, and
you might as well submit first as last.
You had better right away take down
vour check book, mark the number of
the check, fill up the blank, sign your
name and hand It to her. There is no
need of wasting time. Those poor children on the back street have been
hungry long enough. That sick man
must have some farina. That consumptive must have something to ease his
cough. I meet this delegate of a relief society coming out of the store of
such a hard-fisted man, and I .say,
"Did you get the money?" "Of course,"
she says, "I got the money; that's what
I went for. The Lord told me to go in
and get It, and he never sends me on
a fool's errand."
Again: I have to tell you that it is
woman's specific right to comfort under the stress of dire disaster. She is
called the weaker vessel; but all profane as well as sacred history attests
that when tlie crisis comes she is better prepared than man to meet the
emergency. How often you have seen
a woman who seemed to be a disciple
of frivolity and indolence, who, under
one stroke of calamity, changed to a
heroine. Oh, what a great mistake
those business men make who never
tell their business troubles to their
wives! There comes some great loss
to their store, or some of tlielr companions in business play them a sad
trick, and they carry the burden all
alone. He is asked in tlie household
again and again:"What Is tbe matter?"
but he believes it a sort of Christian
duty to keep all that trouble within his
own soul. Oh, sir! your first duty was
to tell your wife all about It. She. perhaps, might not have disentangled your
finances, or extended your credit, but
she would have helped you to bear
misfortune. Y'ou have no right to carry
on one shoulder that which Is Intended
for two. There are business men who
know what 1 mean. There comes a
crisis in your affairs. You strugglo
bravely and long, but after a while
there comes a day when you say:
"Here I shall have to stop," and you
call in your partners and you call In
the most prominent men in your employ, and you say: "We have to stop.*'
You leave the store suddenly. You can
scarcely make up your mind to pass
through the street and over the bridge
or on the ferry boat. You feel everybody will be looking at you, and blaming you, and denouncing you. You
hasten home. You tell your Wife all
about the affair. What does she say?
Does she play the butterfly? Does she
talk about the silks and the ribbons
and the fashions?   No, she comes up
to the emergency. She quails not
under the stroke. She helps you to begin to plan right away. She offers to
go out of the comfortable house Into
a smaller one, and wear the old cloak
another winter. She Is one that
understands your affairs without
blaming you. You look upon what you
thought was a thin, weak woman's
arm holding you  up;  but while you
look at that arm there comes Into the
feeble muscles of It the strength of the
e:ernal God. No chiding. No fretting. No telling you about the beautiful home of hre father, from which
you brought her, ten, twenty, or thirty
vears ago. You say: "Well, this is the
happiest day of my life. I am glad I
have got from under my burden. My
wife don't care���I don't care." At the
moment you were utterly exhausted,
God sent a Deborah to meet the host
of the Amalekiles, and scatter them
like chaff over the plain.
There are sometimes women who
sit reading sentimental novels, and
who wish that they had some grand
fields in which to display their Christian powers. Oh! what grand and
glorious things they could do If they
only had an opportunity! My sister,
you needn't wait for any such time. A
crisis will come In your affairs. There
will be a Thermopylae in your own
household, where God will tell you to
stand. There are hundreds of households where as much courage Is demanded of women as was exhibited by
Grace Darling, or Marie Antoinette, or
Joan of Arc.
Woman Is further endowed to bring
us Into the kingdom of heaven. It is
easier for a woman to be a Christian
than a man. Why? You say she Is
weaker. No, Her heart Is more responsive to the pleadings of divine
love. The fact that she can more easily become a Christian, I prove by the
statement that three-fourths cf the
members of the churches of all
Christendom are women. So God appoints them to be the chief agencies
for bringing 'this world back to God.
The greatest sermons are not preached
on celebrated platforms; they are
preached With an audience of two or
three, and in private home life. A
patient, loving, Christian demeanor In
the presence of transgression, In the
presence of hardness. In the presence
of obduracy and crime, Is an argument from the forces of which no man
can escape.
Lastly, one of the specific rights of
woman is, through the grace of
Christ, finally to reach heaven. Oh,
what a multitude of women in heaven! Mary, Christ's mother in heaven;
Elizabeth Fry In heaven; Charlotte
Elizabeth in heaven; tbe mother of
Augustine in heaven: the Countess of
Huntingdon���who sold her splendid
Jewels to build chapels���In heaven;
while a great many others who have
never been heard of on earth, or
known but little, have gone to the
rest and peace of heaven. What a
rest! What a change It was from the
small room, with no fire and one window, the glass broken out, and the
aching side and worn-out eyes, to the
"house of many mansions!" No more
stitching until twelve o'clock at night,
no more thrusting of the thumb by
the employer through the work to
show that It was not done quite right.
Plenty of bread at last. Heaven for
aching heads. Heaven for broken
hearts. Heaven for angulsh-bltten
frames. No more sitting up until
midnight for the coming of staggering
steps. No more rough blows across
the temples. Nc more sharp, keen,
bitter curses. Some of you will have
no rest In this world. It will be toll,
and struggle, and suffering all the way
up. You will have to stand at your
door fighting back the wolf with your
hand, red with carnage. But God has
a crown for you. I want you to realize that he Is now making it, and
whenever you weep a tear, he sets
another gem in that crown; whenever
you have a pang of body or soul, he
puts another gem in that crown, until, after awhile, In all the tiara there
will be no room for another splendor,
and God will say to his angel: "The
crown Is done; let her up that she
may wear it." And as the Lord of
Righteousness puts the crown upon
your brow, angei will cry to angel,
"Who Is she?" And Christ will say:
"I will tell you who she is. She Is
the one that came up out of great
tribulation, and had her robe washed
and made white In the blood of the
Lamb." And then God will spread
a banquet, and he will Invite all the
principalities of heaven to sit at the
feast; and the tables will blush with
the best clusters from the vineyards
of God, and crimson with the twelve
manner of fruits from the Tree of
Life, and waters from the fountain
of the rock will flash from the golden
tankards; and the old harpers of
heaven will sit there, making music
with their harps; and Christ will
point you out, amid the celebrities of
heaven, saying: "She suffered with
me on earth, now we are going to be
glorified together." And the banqueters, no longer able to hold their
peace, will break forth with congratulation: "Hail! hail!" And there will
be handwritings on the wall���not sttth
as struck the Persian noblemen with
horror, but with lire-tipped fingers,
writing in blazing capitals of light
and love and victory: "God has wiped
away all tears 1-om all faces."
I have great sympathy with thc
little girl who gut dowu on Iter knees
at bedtime and prayed, " Lord, givo
mo a good temper, nnd while you
nro about It please give ma some,
It Is said to bo a better Investment
to marry n girl wlio is ithlo to earn a
living than to marry nn liciress. A
man can soon run through with what
an heiress brings him, nnd then has
to turn in nnd support lier.
Recently two Clnclnnntl women, representing the Women's Civic League,
culled on Mayor Caldwell and wanted
to know If tlio city would buy piles
ol snnd that could bo hauled to various vacant lots In the City and then
covered with awnings, under which
tho tots might play. Tho mayor
snld ho would 6eo that thc scheme
was }rled. The women said that
ono result of this plan would be the
diminution of bow-legged children.
A London correspondent writes that
tlio hats ol fashionable ladles aro becoming moro startling ns the season
advances. A fashionable west end
milliner displays the " very latest" In
headgear. I'olscd on tho front ol the
hat Is a dove with outstretched
wings around a small riviere of diamonds.
"Ye can't believe hall you rends In
books," said the newcomer to the
"What's the matter?"
"I seen In the library n book that
says a man ortcr be the moulder of
his own fortune. I tried ter be, an'
here I nm, jugged fer counterfeiting."
���Washington Star.
Woman I woman I woman I woman I
Aren't you getting tired
With woman this ond woman that
Till patience Is expired ?
The  stage  Is  tilled with   woman's!
All books are woman's too ;
Tho woman fad will drive us mad,
I swear, 'twixt me and you.
Woman! woman I Woman I woman!
Give nis peace, I pray;
Let poor, weak, simple-minded man
Hnvo just a little sny.
Of course the earth, the sun, the moon.
Tha stars of heaven nnd all
Were but designed for womankind,
But Is man then so small ?
Woman! woman! woman! woman!
Give us just a show;
It is a woman's age, of course,
Her paradise below.
But man���poor nature's sad mistake-
Will still exist, I fear i
So treat him kindly���him who blindly
Owns1 you ns his reer.
The immense size of tlie bows, made
cither of very wide ribbon or piece
silk, is the greatest feature oi the
Intest Taris millinery models. These
bows are generally placed at the buck
ol the lints. The edges of the bows
mado of piece silk are unravelled almost a hull inch, thus leaving a narrow fringe. The effect 0,1 shot taffetas with the fringed portions ol the
darker stndc is handsome. A greut
abundance of gny flowers, laid around
tlie brim and underneath It on the
liair is also it characteristic of these
chic designs. Cornflowers, popples,
roses full-blown and in hnd, and variegated convolvulus nre the blossoms in
vogue In Paris. In many Instances
these are wired to stand erect in aigrette formi
Knotted fringes on towels are  the
correct thing.
Hemstitched nnd drawn work effects nre very popular.
Manufacturers nnd Importers of
hemstitched doylies nre showing novel
and salable patterns.
Doylies nre selling well���tiny ones
for butter plates, with larger oues Ipr
The dainty lace corners, wide Insertion centres nnd lace edges are some
of the cholcp styles seen so lar.
The small, neat patterns will replace lnrge showy effects. The all-
linen fabric will largely predominate
and push to tho wall the heretofore
popular mull or cotton cloth. Lace
will cut nlarge figure In the make-up
ot the coming spring handkerchiefs.���
Cultivate every girlish grace; plant
lu tbe lair .garden ol your soil the
seeds ol usefulness; learn to be
thoughtlul of others���considerate of
those with whom you come In contact ; train your lips to smiles and
iorsweur Irowns; discipline your
moods���those "pretty whimsies" that
do so much to mako or mar the
sweetness of your character; by
your own fearless frankness Inspire
others to confidence In you; share
your every gilt ol soul ungrudgingly
with those who IIU your own particular world, comprehending that It
Is lor this, In part, your lovely life
was planned i bo quick to sympathize
with sorrow and with joy, and fostering every Inherent faculty for
good, reap tho harvest ol pure happiness that lies In golden masses
along the radiant pathway ol the
popular girl.
Separate white duck skirts, as well
us those made of pique.,
Stylish straw hats of black aud yellow in alternate rows.
White organdie and dotted Swiss
for slimmer bridesmaids.
Dull-finished, black China siik for
summer mourning blouses.
Large separate collars of embroidered liuen, ecru in color.
Embroidered edges of grass linen In
pin in and scalloped effects.
Eton suits liavo a single or two
double box plaits at tho back.
Grayish bluo writing paper to be
stumped with a silver monogram.
Couts ol line colored percale trimmed with Valenciennes, for little girls.
MIroir velvet for stock collars and
narrow belts on thin summer gowns.
All posslblo kinds of thin sheer cotton draperies for summer homes.
Nainsook    nightgowns tor summer
wear, lace aud embroidery trimmed.
Embroidered silk   mantel draperies
introducing glllt and colored spangles.
Dry Goods Economist.
Black tafleta plisso lor odd skirts.
Many    ready-made    black' mohair
Black mohair braids lor trimming
outing suits.
Light weight black cheviot suits
for rough wear.
Basket-woven duck In light combinations for vests.
Children's plaid woollen gowns In
French colorings.
Light Dresden ribbons striped with
a solid color in satin.
Pale-blue granite paper having the
monogram In silver.
White pllsslo ribbons for trimming
white cotton dresses.
Many fancy sets ol Btuds nnd
link  buttons for shirt waists.
Colored cotton shirt waists having
white linen collar nnd culls.
The knighting of Sir Henry Irving
recalls the fact that under Good Queen
Bess all common players���the actors
of those days���with whom wero also
catalogued Jugglers, tinkers and peddlers���were adjudged by law to be
rogues and vagabonds, ana were to bo
arrested, stripped naked, scourged till
the blood appeared, and sent to
their native parishes. It was not until
George the Fourth's time that an
actor was freed trom the danger of
being publicly whipped. It la very
fortunate for Sir Henry that he was
not born a century or two earlier.���
Montreal Star. >-*C-'-.s*��.v.;v-.vaeKtCiAC*cC>fci^^
ft Storu of Love, Jealousy and Remorse. i
" I killed him. I went to his room
and deliberately shot him. I had nothing against him, and my remorse Is
extreme. Arrest me, and let me pay
the penalty of my crime. It is the
only way in which I can obtain
Shocked beyond all power of self-
control by tliis repetition of whfat
ehe evidently considered the unhappy ravings of a madman, she let
go his arm and turned on me Jn
" Convince hini I" she cried. " Convince him by your questions that he
never could have done this fearful
I was laboring under great excitement myself, for I felt my. youth
against ine In a matter of such
tragic consequences. Besides, I agreed
with her, that ho was in a distempered state of mind, aud I hardly
Knew how to deal with one so fixed
in his hallucination, and with so
much intelligence to support it. But
the emergency was great, for he was
holding out his wrists In tlie evident
expectation of my taking hlui Into instant custody, and tho sight was killing his wife, avbo Jiad sunk on tlie
floor between us, lu terror and
" Y'ou say you killed Mr. Hasbrouck," I hegau. " Where did you
get your pistol, and what did you
do with It after you left the house ?"
" My husbaud had no pistol, never
had any pistol," put lu Mrs.
ZabrlsUIe, with vehement assertion.
*' If I had seen him witli such a
"1 threw tt away. When I left the
house I cast it as 1'ar from me as
possible, for I was frightened at
what I had doue, horribly frightened."
" No pistol was ever found," I au-
swered with a smile, forgetting lor
the moment that he could not see.
*' If such aa instrument had beeu
found iu the street after a murder of
such consequence it certainly would
have beea brought to tiio police."
"You forget that a good pistol is
valuable property," lie went uu stolidly, "Some oue came uloug before
the general alarm was given, und,
seeing such a treasure lying on the
sidewalk, picked it up aud carried it
off. Not being an honest man he preferred to keep it to drawing the attention of the police upou himself."
"Hum, perhaps," said 1; "but where
did you get it? Surely you cati tell
where you procured such n weapon,
if, us your wife Intimates, you did nut
own one."
"I bought It that self-same night
of a friend, a friend whom I will not
name, since he resides uo longer In
this country. I" He paused; intense passion was in his face; he
turned toward his wife, and a low
cry escaped him, which made her look
up in fear.
"I do not wish to go into any particulars," said he. "uod forsook me
and I committed a horrible- crime,
When I am punished perhaps peace
will return to me and happiness to
K;r. I would not wish her. to suffer
too long or too bitterly lor my sin."
"Constant!" what love was in tlie
cry 1 and what despair! It seemed to
move him and turn ills thoughts for
a moment Into a different channel.
"Poor child!" he piurniured,
stretching out liis hands by un Irresistible impulse toward her. But the
change was but momentarily' und
lie was soon again tlie stern aud
determined self-accuser. "Are you
going to take me before a Magistrate ?" he usked. "If su, 1 have a
few duties to perforin, whicli you
are welcome to witness."
"I have uo warrant," 1 said; "besides, I am scarcely the oue tu take
such a responsibility upun myself,
If, however, you persist in your declaration, 1 will communicate with
my superiors, who will take such action as tliey think best.**
"That wlll.be still more satisfactory to me," said he; ''for, though
l have many times contemplated
giving myeelf up to the authorities,
1 have still much to do before I can
leave my home and practice without
injury to others. Good-day; when yuu
want me you will find me here."
He was gone, aud the poor young
wife was left crouching on the lloor
alone. Pitying her shame and terror
I ventured to remark that it was
not an uncommon thing lor a man
to coutess to a crime he had never
committed nnd assured her that tlie
matter would be Inquired into very
carefully before any attempt was
made upon his liberty.
She thanked me, and, slowly rl:
ing, tried to regain her equanimity;
but the manner, us well ns the matter of her husband's self-condemnation, was too overwhelming in its nature for her to recover readily from
her emotions,
*'I have long dreaded this," she acknowledged. "For months 1 have foreseen that lie would make suinc rash
communication or insane avowal, If l
bad dared, 1 would havo consulted
some physician about tills hallucination of his, but ho was so sane on
other points that I hesitated to give
my dreadful secret to the world. I
kept hoping that time and his dally
pursuits would hnve their effect and
restore him to himself. But liis Illusion grows, and nowi I fear that nothing will ever convince him that he
did not commit the deed'of whicli he-
accuses himself. If he were not blind
I would have more hope. But tlie
blind have so much timo for I brooding."
"I think he had better be indulged
in his fancies lor the present," I ventured. "If he is laboring under an illusion it might be dangerous to cross
"Ii ?" she echoed In an Indescribable
tono of amazement and dread, "Can
you for a moment harbor the idea
that he has spoken the truth ?"
"Madame," I returned,  with some
thing of the cynicism of my later
years, "what caused you to give such
au unearthly scream just before this
murder was made known to the
neighborhood ?"
She stared, paled, and finally began
to tremble, nut, as I now believe, at
the insinuation latent in my words,
but at the doubts which my question
aroused in her own breast.
"Did I''" sne asked ; then with a
great burst ol candor, whicli seemed
inseparable from her nature, she continued : "Why. do I try to mislead you
or deceive myself? I did give a shriek
just before the alarm was raised next
door; but It was not from any knowledge I had of a crime having been
committed, but because I uuexpectedly
saw belore me my husband, whom I
supposed to he on his way to Pough-
keepsie. He was lookiug very pale
and strange, and for a moment I
thought 1 was beholding ids ghost.
But he soon explained ills appearance
by saying that he had fallen from the
traiu aud had been ouly saved by a
miracle trom being dismembered, and
I was just bemoaning his mishap and
trying to calm him and myself; when
that terrible shout was heard next
door of 'murder! murder !' Coming so
soon after the shock he had hiuisel!
experienced, It quite unnerved him,
and I think we can date liis mental
disturbance from that moment. For
he began almost Immediately to take
a morbid Interest in the affair next
door, though It was weeks, if not
months,, belore he let a word fall of
the nature of those you have just
heard. Indeed, it was not until 1 repeated to him some of the expressions
he was continually letting lull in his
sleep that he commenced tu accuse
himself ol crime, and talk of retribution."
"You say your husband frightened
you ou tliut night by appearing suddenly at the door when you thought
him ou his way to Poughkcepsie. Is
Dr. Zabrlskic in the habit of thus going aud coming aloue at an hour so
late as this must have beea ?".
" You forget that to the blind night
Is less full of perils than the day.
Often and often has my husband fouud
his wuy to his patients' houses alone
nfter midnight, but on this special
evening he had Harry with hlui.
Harry was his driver, aud always accompanied hitn when he went any distance."
" Well, then," said I, " all we have
to do is to summon Harry and hear
what he has to say concerning tliis
affair. He surely will know whether
or not his master went into the
houso next door."
" Harry has left us," she said. " Dr.
Zithriskle has another driver now.
Besides (I have nothing to conceal
from you) Harry was not with hlin
when he returned to the house that
evening, or tho doctor would not have
beeu without ids portmanteau till
the next day. Something���I have
never known what���caused them to
separate, and that Is why I have no
answer to givo tho doctor when he
accuses himself of committing a deed
oa that night whicli is wholly out of
keeping with every other act of his
" And have you never questioned
Harry why they separated aud why
ho allowed his master to come home
alone after the shock he had received at tiie station?"
" I did not know there was any reason for doing so till long after    he
left ns."
" And when did he leave ?"
" That 1 do not remember.    A Few
weeks or possibly a  few days after
that dreadful night."
" And where is he now ?"
" Ah,    that I   havo not the least
moans of knowing.     But," she suddenly cried, " what do you want of
Harry? If he did not follow Dr. Za-
briskio to his own door, he     could
tell us nothing that would convince
my husband that he is laboring under
an illusion."
" But he might tell us something
which would convince us that Dr. Za-
briskie wns aot himself after the ac-
cideat; that lie"���
" Hush !" camo from her lips in imperious tones. "I will not believe
that he shot Mr. Hasbrouck, even if
you prove him to have been insaue at
the time. How could ho? My husband Is blind. It would tako a man
of very keen sight to force himself
Into a house that was closed for the
night and kill a man lu the dark at
one shot."
" Rather," cried a voice from the
doorway. " It is only a blind man
wlio could dp this. Those who trust
to eyesight must bo able to catch
some glimpse of tho mark they aim
at, and this room, as I have been
told, was without a glimmer of light.
But the blind trust to souud, and as
.Mr. Hasbrouck spoke"	
" Oh I" burst from the horrified wife,
" is there no one to stop hiul when
he speaks like that ?"
When I related to my superiors tlie
details of the foregoing interview two
of them coincided with the wife ia
thinking that Dr. Zabrlskic was in an
irresponsible condition of nlind which
made any statement of his questionable. But the third sceiuod disposed to
argue the matter, and, casting me au
inquiring look, seemed tu ask what
my opinion was ou the subject. Answering him as ii he had spoken, I
gave my conclusion as follows: That
whether Insane or not, Dr. Zabriskie
had flrod the shot which terminated
Mr. Hasbrouck's life.
It was tho Inspector's pwn Idea, but
It was no*t shared in by tlie others,
ono of whom had known the doctor
for years. Accordingly they compromised by postponing all opinion till
they had themselves interrogated the
doctor, and I. was detailed to bring
him before them the next afternoon.
He came without reluctance, his wife
accompanying him. In the short time
which elapsed between their leaving
Lafayette Place and entering headquarters I embraced the opportunity
of observing them ; I found the study
equally exciting and interesting.   Ills
face was calm, but hopeless, and his
eye, which should have shown a wild
glimmer If there was truth iu his
wife's hypothesis, wns dark aud unfathomable, hut neither frenzied nor
uncertain. He spoke but once and
listened to nothing, though now and
then his wife moved as if to attract
his attention, aud ouce eveu stole her
haud toward his, lu the tender hope
that he would feel its approach aud
accept her sympathy. But he was
deaf us well as blind, and sat
wrapped up iu thoughts avhich she, I
kuow, would have given worlds to
Her countenance was not without
its mystery also. She showed in
lineament passionate concern and misery, aud a deep tenderness from whicli
the element of fear was not absent.
But she, as well as he, betrayed that
some misunderstanding, deeper than
any I had previously suspected, drew
its futangible veil between them und
made the near proximity lu which
they sat at ouce a heart piercing delight and an unspeakable plain. What
was this misunderstanding? 'And
what was the character ol the fear
that modified her every look of luve
iu liis direction V Her perfect Indifference to my presence proved that it
was uot connected witli tlie position
la which ho had put himself toward
the police by his voluntary confession
o( crime, nur could I thus Interpret
the expression of frantic question
which now and then contracted lier
features, as sho raised her eyes toward his sightless orbs, and strove to
read iu his firm set lips tlio meauing
of thoso assertions ho could only ascribe to a loss of reasou.
The stopping of tlie carriage seemed
to awnkea both from thoughts that
separated rather than uuited them.
Ho turned his face In her direction,
aud she, stretchlug forth her hand,
prepared to lead him from the carriage without any of that display of
timidity which had been previously
evident in her manner.
As his guide she seemed to Tear
nothing; as his lover, everything.
"There is another and a deeper
tragedy underlying thc outward and
obvious one,' was my inward conclusion, as I followed them into tlie presence of the gentlemen awaiting them.
Dr. Zabrlskles appearance was a
shock to those who knew hlin ; so was
his manner, which was calm, straightforward and quietly determined.
"I shot Mr. Hasbrouck," wns his
steady affirmative, given without any
show of frenzy or desperation. "If
you ask me why I did It I cannot
answer; il you nsk me how, I am
ready to state all that I know concerning the matter."
"But, Dr. Zabriskie," interposed his
Trlend, "tlie why is tlie most Important thing for us to consider Just
now. II you really desire to convince
us that you committed the dreadful
crime of killing a totally inoffensive
man you should give us some reason
for nu act so opposed to all your In-
stiucts and general conduct."
But the doctor continued, unmoved :
"I had no reason lor murdering Mr.
Hasbrouck. A hundred questions can
elicit no other reply; you had better
keep to the how."
A deep drawn breath Irom the wife
answered the looks of the three gentlemen to whom this suggestion was
offered. "You see,-' that breath
seemed to protest, "that he Is not In
his right mind."
I began to waver In my own opinion, and yet tho intuition which has
served me in cases as seemingly impenetrable as this bade me beware ol
following tho general judgment.
" Ask him to iuform you how he
got Into the house," I whispered   to
Inspector D , who sat nearest me.
Immediately the inspector put the
question I hnd suggested:
"By what means did you enter Mr.
Hasbrouck's house at so late an hour
as this murder occurred ?"
The blind doctor's head fell forward on his breast, aud he hesitated
fur tlie first and only time.
"You will not believe me," said he,
"but the door was ajar when I came
to it. Such tilings make crime easy;
it is the ouly excuse I have to offer
for this dreadful deed."
The front door of a respectable citizen's house ajar ut half-past 11 at
night! It was a statement that iixed
hi all minds tlie conviction of the
speaker's Irresponsibility. Mrs. Zab-
rlskie's brow cleared, and her beauty
became for a moment dazzling as
she held out lier hands in irrepressible
relief toward those wlio were interrogating her husbaud. I alone kept my
impassability. A possible explanation of this crime had flashed like
lightning across my mind; an explanation from Which I Inwardly recoiled,
eveu while I was forced to cousider
"Dr. Zabriskie," remarked the Inspector, Who was most friendly to
him, "such old servants as those kept
by Mr. Hasbrouck do not leave the
front door ajar at 12 o'clock at
"Yet ajar ft was," repeated the
blind doctor, with quiet emphasis :
"and, finding it so, I vent In. When I
came out again I closed it. Do you
wish me to swear to whmt I say ? It
soi, I nm ready."
What could we reply ? Tn see this
splendid looking man, hallowed by an
en'fliction so great that in itself it
called forth tlie compassion of the
most Indifferent, accusing himself "f
a cold-blooded crime, In tones that
sounded dlspnssionate because of the
will that forced their utterance, was
too painful In Itself for us to indulge
in auy unnecessary words. Compassion took tho place of curiosity, and
each ond all ol us turned Involuntary
looks of pity upou tlie young wife
pressing so eagerly to his side.
"For a blind man," ventured nne,
"the assault was both deft and certain. Are you accustomed to Mr.
Hasbrouck's house, that you found
your way with so little difficulty to
his bedroom ?"
"I am accustomed " he began,
But hore his wife broke in with Irrepressible passion:
"Ho Is not accustomed to that
house. He hns never been beyoud the
first floor. Why, why Co you question him ?   Do you not see "
His hand was oa her lips.
"Hush !" he commanded. "Y'nu know
my skill in moving about a  houso ;
how I sometimes deceive those who
do not know me Into believing that I
can see, hy the readiness with avhich
I avoid obstacles and find my way
even in strange and untried scenes.
Do not try to mnko them think' I am
not In my right mind, or you will
drive me into the very condition you
His face, rigid, cold and set. looked
like that of a mask. Hers, drawn with
horror and filled with question that
was fast taking the form of doubt,
bespoke an awful tragedy trom which
more than one of us recoiled,
"Can you shoot a man deud without
seeing him?" asked the supariatend-
ent, with painful effort.
"Give me a pistol and1 I will show
you," was the quick reply.
A low cry came trom the wile. In a
drawer near to every one of us tliere
lay a pistol, but no one moved to take
it out. There was a look in the doctor's eye which made us lear to trust
him with a pistol Just then.
" We will accept your assurance
that you possess a skill beyond that
of most men," returned tlie superintendent. And beckoning me forward
he whispered: " This is a case for the
doctors and not for the police. Remove him quietly, and notify Dr.
Southvard of what I sny."
But Dr. Zabriskie, who seemed to
have an almost supernatural acuto-
ness of hearing, gave a violent Btart
at this and spoko up for the first
time with real passion iu his voice:
" No, no, I pray you. I can bear
anything but that. Remember, gentlemen, that I am blind; that I cannot
see who is about me; that my life
would bo a torture if I felt myself
surrounded by 6ples avatchlng to
catch some evidence of madness In
me. Rather conviction at ouce, death,
dishonor and obloquy. These I have
incurred. These I have brought upon
myself by crime, but not this worse
late���oh, not this worso fate."
His passion was so Intense, and yet
so confined within the bounds of decorum that wo felt strangely impressed by it. Only the wife stood
transfixed, with tlie dread growing
in her heart, till hor white, waxeu
visage seemed eveu more terrible to
contemplate thau liis passioa distorted one.
" It is not strange that my wife
thinks me demented," tlie doctor continued, as If afraid of the silence that
answered him. " But It Is your business to discriminate, aud you should
know a sane maa avheu you see him."
Inspector D  uo longer hesitated.
" Very well,'* said he, " givo us the
least proof that your assertions aro
true, and we will lay your case before the prosecuting attorney."
" Proof ?   Is uot a man's word"	
" No man's com'ession is tvorth
much without some evidence to support it. In your case tliere is none.
You canuot even produce the pistol
with avhich you assert yourself to
have committed tjio deed."
"True, true. I was frightened by
what I had done, uud the Instinct
of self-preservation led me to rid myself of tho weapoa lu any avay I
could. But someoae found this pistol;
someone picked it up from the sidewalk of Lafayette Place on that fatal
night. Advertise for It. Offer a reward. I will give you the money."
Suddenly he appeared to realize how
all this sounded. " Alas !".cried he, " I
know the story seems improbable; all
I say seems Improbable; but It Is
uot the probable things that happen
In this life, but the improbable, a!
you should know, who every day dis
deep into tho heart of human nf
fairs." '
Were these tlie ravings uf Insanity'
I began to understand the avife's terror. ,,
" I bought the pistol,*' he avent on,
" of���alas f T cannot tell you his
name. Everything Is against me. I
canuot adduce one proof; yet she,
even she, is beginning to fear that my
story is true. I know It by her
silence, a silence that yawns between us like a deep and unfathomable gull.*'
But at these words her voice rang
out with passionate vehemence.
" No, no, It is false! I will never
believe that your hands have been
plunged in blood. You are my own
pure-hearted Constant, cold, perhaps, wand stern, but with no guilt on
your conscience, save lu your own wild
" Helen, you are no friend to me,'
lie declared, pushing her gently aside.
" Believe me innocent, but say nothing to lead these others to doubt my
And she said uo more, hut her looks
spoke volumes.
The result was that lie was not detained, though he prayed (or instant
commitment. He seemed to dread
Ids own home, and the surveillance
to avhich he Instinctively knew he
would henceforth be subjected. To
see him shrink from hii avife's hand
as she strove to lead hlui down from
the room avas sufficiently painful; hut
tiie feeling thus aroused avas nothing
to that when we observed the keen
aud agonized expectancy Pi his look us
ho turned and listened for the steps
of the ofleer wlio followed him.
" I shall never agaiu know whether
or uot I am aloue,'   was his    final
observation as lie left our presence.
��� ��� ��� ���
I said nothing to my superiors of
tlio thoughts I had hud while listening to the nbove Interrogatories, A
theory had presented itself to my
mind avhich explained iu some measure
tho mysteries of tho dootor s conduct
but I wished for time and opportunity
to test its reasonableness before submitting It to their higher Judgment
And tliese seemed likely to be given
me, for the inspectors continued divided In their opinion of tlio blind
mans guilt, and the.district attorney,
when toid of tiie affair, pooh-hooed
it without mercy, and declined to
stir iu tiie matter unless some tangible evidence were forthcoming, to
substantiate the poor doctor's self-
"If guilty why docs he shrink from
giving his motives," said he, " und if
so anxious to go to the gallows, why
does ho suppress the very facts calculated to send him there ? He Is
as mad as a March hare, land It ts to
an asylum he should go and not to a
In this conclusion I failed to agree
with him, and as time wore oa my
suspicions "took shape and flnnlly
ended In a fixed conviction. Dr. Zabriskie had committed the crime he
avowed, but���let me proceed a little
farther wtth my story before I reveal what lies beyond that " but."
Notwithstanding Dr. Zabrlskie's almost frenzied appeal fur solitude, a
man had been placed for surveillance
over him ia the shape of a voung
doctor skilled in the diseases ol the
brain. This man communicated more
or less with the police, and one morning I received from him the following
extracts from the dlury he had been
ordered to keep:
" The doctor is settling Into a deep
melancholy from which he tries to
rise at times, but with only indifferent success. Yesterday he rode
around to all his patients for the
purpose of withdrawing his services
on the plea of illness. But he still
keeps his office open, and to-day I
had the opportunity of witnessing
his reception and treatment of the
many sufferers who came to him
for aid. I think he was conscious
of my presence, though an attempt
had been made to conceal It. For
the listening look never left his face
from the moment ��ie entered the
room, and once he rose and passed
quickly from wall to wall, groping
with outstretched hands into everv
nook and corner, and barely cscnii-
ing contact with the curtain behind
which I was hidden. But if he suspected my presence he showed no displeasure at It, wishing, perhaps, for
a witness to his skill in the treatment of disease.
" And truly I never beheld a finer
manifestation of practical insight In
eases of a more or less baffling nature than I beheld in him to-day. He
Is certainly a most wonderful physi-
claa, and 1 feel bound to record that
his mind Is as clear for business as
If no shadow had fallen upon it.
" Dr. Zabriskie loves his wife, but In
a avay that tortures both himself and
her. If she Is gone from the house
he Is wretched, and yet when she returns he often forbears to speak to
her, or, If he does speak, it is with a
constraint that hurts her irfbre than
silence. I wns present avhen she
came In to-dny. Her step, whicli had
been enger ou the stairway, Magged
as she approached the room, nnd he
naturally noted the change aud gave
Ills own Interpretation to it. His
face. whl"h hnd been very pale, Unshed
suddenly, and a nervous trembling
seized liim which he sought in vain
to hide. But. by the time her tall
and beautiful figure stood In the doorway he was liis usual self agaia la
all hut the expression of his eyes,
which stared straight before him in
an agony ni longing only to lie observed In those who had once seen.
(To be continued,)
Mr. Olney is the fourth Attorney-
General of the United States who has
become Secretary of State. The three
who preceded him avere Edmund Randolph, Jeremiah S. Black aud William
M. Evarts.
"Guelph eyes" are a protrusion peculiar to all Her Majesty's descend-
ants. The Prince of Wales has it ia
a marked degree, and It is to be noticed lu the German Emperor and the
Grand Duke of Hesse,
Bismarck has fought In twenty
duels, and has been wounded once.
And even that was through an accident, his adversary's sword Hying
from its handle and cutting his
The British ambassador at Washington gets $30,000 a year, the use of
a splendid legation building and a
big allowance for entertaining expenses. The American ambassador
at London gets a salary of $17,500,
witli the privilege oi entertaining at
his own expense.
A young lawyer of New York has
married another young lawyer. The
wife, while yet sho was a spinster,
received the degree of LL. B. from
the university of the city of New-
York, and the husband, whilo yet a
bachelor, received tlie same degree
from another  law school.
Jerome B. Stillson, wlio started Mr.
Moody on his evangelistic work, listened to him the other day In Rochester. Mr. Stillson was at the time
a Government contractor in Chicago,
and found Mr. Moody giving out tracts
in tlie lumber yards. He took him to
a mission, and got hlui interested In
active Christian work. Mr. Moody at
the time was only 18 years of age.
More than half of New Y'ork's prominent doctors are southern men.
One of these Is Dr. H. Marion Sims.
Dr. William H. Polk is the son of Bishop General Leonldas Polk. Dr. Emmet, a Virginian by adoption, Is another of the famous southern doctors. Dr. John Alan Wyeth halls
from Marshall county, Alabama, aud
got his early education at Lagrange
Military academy.
Warden Aull, of Folsom prison, California, says that Bandit Chris Evans
hns completely sunk into insignificance. There are no longer any inquiries for him. "He lias a very low
order of intellect, anyway," said the
warden, "and was tiie kind of man
who would get behind rocks uml shoot
mea. He doesn't wear liis artificial
hand in prison. lie works iu the
quarries with  tlie others."
Every railway bill that comes he-
fore the Senate this session Is being
amended In a direction which Is of
special interest to the farming community. Tiie 11111011111110111 provides
that tho road shall bo subject to tlie
drainage laws ol the province through
whicli It passes. It bus boon held
hitherto that railways declared for
the advantage of Canada nro not subject, tu local laws nud regulations as
to drainage. The consequence Is that
a farmer who must drain his farm
across a railway track Is required
to apply to tiie Railway Committee
nf tlie Privy Council to do so. . The
cost of such nn application Is such ts
tu prevent frequent recourse to tlie
Railway Committee. If the Senate
amendments become law, in the case
of railways hereafter created no such
action will ho necessary. But It Is
considered highly questionable whether such corporations can bo made
amenable tn local regulations, whicli
may bo changed from time to time.
Ho is great who can do what he
wishes : ho is wise who* wishes to do
what he caa.���Ifland.
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THE WEEKLY NEWS.   JULY .10,   1S95.
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~!u��llj, July 30 1895,
The Dominion   parliament has   been
prorogued.   It postponed the  only im-1
por.ant   question   before   it.    It   voted j
money liberally tn enable a   few favor- I
ites to fill   lheir pockets, in   giving Sir
John Thompson a  showy  funeral, bui
in the main was stupidly parsimonious,
We learn from the Wellington Enter
prise that a Small Debts -*ourt will be
held tliere every Tuesday by .Stipendiary Magistrate Simpson, and lhat if
found necessary, one will lie held in
the South- Nanaimo District, but for
some inscrutable reason the appointment of a magistrate for this district is
Mr. Lanr'tor's views on llie school
question have now been definitely stated. He said the minority in Manitoba
should be allowed the privilege ol
teaching to their children in llie scho lis
their duty to God and mm as they
understood them but that object was
to be attained n it by imperious die-1
titlon or administrative coercion.
' The exhibition of the Comox Agri- j
culturil and Industrial Association will !
take place this year on the 3rd October
and it is to be hoped that it will be
generously supported by llie fanners
who are the class chiefiy bme'itied. ll
will be well to make the time a sort of
general holiday���tne great day of the
year. We cannot all think alike .ibiiu!
anything, and it is nol desirable thai
we should, but we can all pull together, if we will, to make a public enterprise like the Exhibition a grand success. And wc are pleased to learn
that the prospects for our next annual
Show are mnst encouraging.
It will not be long before  some atten- }
rion will have to be given  to thc subject |
ofa Park.   A few acres  in proximity to
the town and adjoining the lake would be I
desirable    And it might be best  to include a Preserve for wild game.   The Iat
tier might contain near its outer gate a
museum for the collection of curios, including sections of historical trees and moon
beams, planks or other pieces of ill-tated
canoes and a brass statue of the successful pie snatcher.
By J.E. Cullnii. Union,
0 Alcohol! come answer mc.
The questions I shall uul to thee,���
What is thy aye? what is thy aim?
Whit is thy trade? what is thy name?
My age is over a thousand years,
My aim 10 fill the earth with tears,
My trade's to kill and  make expense,
My name, it is, intemperance.
Long I have ruled uoon the earih,
To manv a crime I've given birth;
I' ain lather of all griel and woe,
1 spread distress where ere I go.
My dwelling place is al the bar,
My customers are near and far;
I fill their head and drain their purse,
And turn their blessings lo a curse.
My face is covered with a mask,
Mv hiding place is in lhe cask;
Mv business is to 'gentler strife
And put asunder man and wife.
But temprance men I most I v dread,
For they are ruining my trade;
And if their cause should further go,
Twill prove my Knal overthrow.
Now temperance men be wide awake,
"Siiur foe iiegins to fear and quake;
Stand to your posts; go hand in hand
And drive this monster from the lahti.
At the capital ot California-What
was seen from tho Dome ol the
capltol Building - on Wheels
Again Troubled by Blue Coats-
Aweary He falls Asleep
In our last we hail iust arrived at Sacramento and left sonic of lhe dust with
winch we were burdened ill tlie trough in
front of an hotel. The burly landlord did
not appear to relish our using llie water
trough 10 mix pudd.ng in and came after
us, throwing at us many objurgations to
tlie Hteai damage of lu. moral charartet.
Nulwitustanding this we kepi right on
lill we reached llie Capitol grounds. In
thc meantime our tnaiblni.s landlord hud
got winded ami relumed.'
What are vou going to tin ? asked
"vValk right in", I replied, pointing
10 the can loi.
"lint they will take us for architects."
I'or v-nui?
"You mean anarchists, I guess."'
"All right arflircliists got.-,. Whai arc
a chltecis, anyway '!
��� fircliitecls arc pattern makers and
peon'e who draw pictures-"
"Oh, is that it ?    Here we are."
A, we were ub nu to enter, .1 burly offi-
cial asked us where wc named 10 g-> to.
I informed him mat wc wanted to get as
well up in lhe world as wc could, or ill
oilier words to the dome of ihe bin ding.
Heg.re lissome ponders how 10 pro
coed We Went pari of the way up on
an elevator, antl then walked up a winding stairway 10 thc too. 'Twas hard work
wiili the thermometer climbing too.
From lhe top tlie scene was super..
The river rolled along as though winking by the (1,'iv: the pomlcious iron horse
barked and bellowed. The great railway
strike was not ai an end and Uncle Sam's
blue coats were marching up antl down
keeping guard over tlie properly of ihe
Southern Pacific Railway which owns
Coming down from our lofty perch wc
made for the business centre and eniercd
tlie Young American restaurant just tu
satisfy die inner man. O.ir hunger satisfied we went 0111 to satisfy our desire tor
information. How to get uiu of town
without walking or even paying tor the
pnvil ge was lhe question. Frum a
gang in a freight shed we were told to go
di wn ihe track about a mi.e and keep mil
of sig lit of Ihe blue coun. The train ran
slowly pasi there we were informed; so
we acted on ilia hint and waited a couple
nf l-o irs for the Oregon express to c tine
al n f, not very slow either; but we in.m-
aie I to jump the blind baggage. A lew
miles out of Sacramento wc crossed a
very lung bridge. Alongside of it Uncle
Sun's soldiers- were, scattered. Sumo
were sleeping in the grass, while o:hcrs
marcher* up and d w 1 straight as living
rainiivls. A fsw seeing us aimed their
pieces at us���a very foolish thing fci a
rcgu ar soldier to do. We held down the
tram however, to the junction where ii
branched off to Oregon. Here our atten-
t'ui'i was ayain turned 10 the inner maa
whose demands we endeiiviuret! to meet
greatly aided bv a neighbouring pump
Soon afier this a freight train bounded
along, going casl. Vic. warned to make
it the worst wav; so did I, but several
blue coats on Inn warned irs we had better nol. We ih ���nfnre awaited a more
convenient oppnrtunitv. A local passenger train soon came along with a brakie
"as good as tliey make llu in" for winching. Wo strayed down tlie irack a piece
behind the f eight shed, "vs she passed
Vic. walked light onto he baggage car
in from of the brakie, bnt I was uiu timid,
Waiting imlil the car was too far ahead
for the brakie 10 catch it, 1 made the ei-
f.ut myself and succeeded. I never ran
so fast before or since Thc engineer
looking back pulled thc throttle wide open
and put on the steam. It was no use,
the tram was he ivier tli.au I and natural-
Iv started slower The ponderous driving wheels threw sparks from the rails
Iiy ihe million, while mv ponderous feet
served the pebbles likewise. vic. stood
witb his lower jaw listing on ids chest
and his hand outstre died waiting tn help
me on. At last my hand linked in his
antl wilh a terrible yank I was plumped
upon the platform beside him. Leaning
out 1 recovered my hat and made a very
graceful bow to the crgineer.
We held that train to Rncklin, about
18 miles, it only making a couple of stops.
Just as it was starting from lliere lhe
brakie came i.board and told us to lake a
"r.neak" which we did jumping off. I ran
into the arms of a huge sergeant undoulit
edlv just from lhe Emerald Isle wbo
threw his chest nut until il resembled a
flour barrel. He roared witli lhe voice
of a foghorn.
"What in lhe name nf ihe Iropical future do you uns want here? he yelled
looking at us,
"Nothing, sod Vic.
Well make yourselves dog-gorn scarce
and lhat prcity sudden."
" All righ', sir" said I.
I'm wid you, said Vic.
And we went to a little creek and  had
a good wasii and waited for tlie " Overland flyer" which  wes not  due ti'l   10
I o'clock.    It was then about 7  and  while
wailing we fell asleep.
The rush since we slatted our big Clearing Sale is very similar to the Salvage Sale we
had last fall. We have far too much stock - -over $30,000. We must bring it down under
$20,000, and to do so, the prices have been slashed right and left without regard for the cost.
The goods on our Bargain Counter are going off rapidly, and tustomers are surprised at the
low price we are selling stuff.	
No Goods will be charged at the reduced prices Cash only in every instance. Kindly
bear this in mind.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Summer Shirts
in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay, B. O.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
Tlie latest in English ami Scotch Tweeds, 1 ,,���
LAWSON Sf  McLEOD, dunne block
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
co'crs.TEiTA.-'r, B.C.
! Ihe leading hotel in Comox district.
j New and handsomely furnished,
I excellent hunting and fishing close
I to  town.   Tourists   cen   depend on
' first-class accommodation.   Keusona-
j ble   rates.   Ear  supplied   with   the
j choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in lhe following Bicycles-
Hi I'. Davis of Toronto
j English   Wheels,    Ilcaston,     Hlimber,
i Ruilgc, New Howe and Whilwonli. Will :
I sell on installment plan or big  discount |
I for cash,    l'arls supt lied ��� Repairing a >
I Specialty.   Great Reduction in Prices.
On Dunsiniiir Ave,, Union
Opposite this NEWS orricr.
Where I am prepared to do all kinds
��� Of���
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
VN"    Repairing
! And will cndciivorto give satisfaction and
! hope lo receive
i a fair share of p   H   T'irl*)(-11
j public patronage. **-��� it.  I ell UC11
Best of Liquors
Finest of'Cigars
Good Table
and    *
Courteous Attention
The Famous
Mil li :i��i,si. .I111111M si,
To order
Watchmaker and Jawehr
General worker In Metals
Jobbing ot all kinds
Office and Works   ^/Jjj"'** '""""
aT*-TI02T B    C.
r.  t-
f-f''.**-- ml for SumjilOfc   l'loiuju di'lfvun**.   Vat
(out lit KUtimiitt-til.
Union Sow Mill.
All   Kinds of Hough  and
Dressed   lumber    always   on (Jl
hai'.d and delivered ut shout no Ai
tice. ' \
Also  all kinds of sawn aad M
split shingles ai'.d dressed pine
and cedar.
J. A. Carthew
t71-TIO?T,' B. C.
Society     Oards
I. 0. O. F., No .11
Umor. Lodge, I. 0. O. F., meets every
Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting bretli- j
run cordially invited to attend.
Win. Wright, R. S.    |
2a�� BD &.Td
Lowest CASH Price
Stumping done at reasonable 'j1
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Mr. \V. Cheney of Denman Island was
ir, last Thursday arranging for establishing an Auction House here. Cheney
was built for something of lhat kind and
if he carries out his idea he will draw a
good deal of wind to liis sails, and there
will he lively times in a certain class of
goods. The bankrupt towns will all send
their stuff up here for sale and we can almost hear Cheney's slrenuous voice,
enquiring " Who'll start 'cr?
Hiram Loogc .No 14 A.F ,& A.M.,I!.C.R
Courienay II. C,
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or -
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
lo attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lndye No. 100, C.  0.
O. I**.', meet in  thei I   lodge   room   over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at   8 p. 111.    Visiting brethren
1 cordially invited to attend.
W.Dtincan, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,  I. 0. O. V.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wcdncseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to intend.
R. (.'outlay, Scribe.
Coal,    brick,   and  lime on* |
hand   and delivered an short
R.Grant & L. Mounce, 1'mprs.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jdttn
L. P; LOOK j.;, MASTETt,
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS us piissengors
and freight may offer
Loavo Victoria, Tuesday, 7 ft. fri.
"' Niiiiaiino for Coniox, Wadnofediiy, 7 a. m  ���
Leave Coniox for Knilltlmoi      Fridays, 7 a-m.
"     Nanaimo for Victoria   Saturduy, 7 a.111 | ���,	
Por freight or state- rooms apply on j   IB  EAMl-NCj-
board, or at the Company's ticket office,!    ���
Vicioria Station, Store street. |
��� - * i*i
lam prepared to
furnish Stylish' Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C
^������' THE WEEKLY NEWS, JULY 30,  _9_
The. Bella Cnola settlement numbers
140 people.
The vegetable farmers ought to be doing veil now.
Spring medicines tor cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
drug store.
The Durrani trial will excite more interest than anything lhat has taken place
for a long time.
$2,000 WANTED.���On good re. I estate
security, ''or particulars enquire at the
News Office.
Gat your gins and rllle3 fixed
before the season is on. Anderson can do it nea.iy.
Siime of the upland in the distrct has
been too drv tins year for poiaioes bat
those on low or moist ground are doing
Fok sai.k.- A pair of heavy ihree year
old mares, well broke; have been working
all spring on farm. Easy terms if reuirii
ed. Applv to Geo. A. Heatherbell, Horn
by Island.
The crop ot* wiltl berries is very large
this veur. (in Inn) the woods most any-
wiierc when the fire litis run over and
made aclearing inio whicli lhe sun icacii
es and there berries grow in great
We have just received new price lists
from Jas. McMillan ii Co., Inc.. 200-212
First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minnesota, the largest hide and lur dealers in tlie
Northwest, and it can be referred 10 at
this office ut uny time.
Tuesday evening last tpiite a party of
young people from Union drove over lo
the Courienay House where a dance was
improvised; quite a number nf lhe young
people of Cuurteh iy joining ihc compam.
It is spoken of as a very picasanl affair.
Thc Seattle l'ost lnielligenreicnnliiiues
to improve and for news is certainly unexcelled by any paper published on the
const. We notice too with pleasure that
it gives it great dual of attention 01 Brit
idi Columbia news, often giving details
of mailers in a more extended form than
tlie local papers. Il docs not suppress
the news because somebody's toe is
pinched. Notwithstanding its great merits it is onlv a dollar a year.
The Comox medicinal waier is steadily
staining favor among our people, and its
value as un efficacious remedy for many
ailments is becoming recognised. There
is no good reason whv in lime it should
um take its place in the front rank nf the
mist renowned 1niuer.1l waters known.
Ti1.1t it has won its way sn far without advertising and solely on its own merits
speaks volumes iu ils praise.
At last we are to have a well equipped
harness sh ip in town. To slate the fact
in an original and striking way, a long
felt want is to be tilled. I'liousaiids 01
dull.irs have been sent out of ihe district
annually for harnesses alone. This is no
longer 10 be. Mr. Willard of Victoria
was up Wednesday and completed his
���irrangeiueiits for starling business Here,
He will be up again a week from Wednes
day to stay. He is an old band at the
bellows having been in thc business see
end years in Ontario, and will furnish
everything iu the line usually kepi in a
simp of thai kind keeping ready made
stock and making lo order. Of course
repairing will be in his line. He will be
located near Till; NEWS office.
Cash sulxribiions received so far are j
as follows;
Sam Davis $io; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Glensnn, $5; W. Roy, $*; Or. Laurence, $5; I. .vlnunce $5; J. McKim &
Sons; $3.50; A. C. Fulton, $2. li. I'imbu
ry & Co. 2.50; O. H. Fechner, $2; T. I).
McLean, $2; W. F, Lawson. Si; R. Sau
ser, Si; 0. H. Scou.Ji; I'hos. Horn, Si
Cash. $2
This list will be kept standing until tlie
canvass is closed, and will be added to
as subscriptions are received. Help
along the good work.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4
Jn ni*; it s.'jj;. .
2SA.2.-A.-1&0,    33.   O
Walter Harvey.
Notary Public.        conveyancer,
Accountant estate Agent
Private tuition.
Olllco over Mel'hee k Mouru's store.
Miss B B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
ancl Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano for practice.
Offlco Ituom 2, McPhee & Moore B'id'g nnil ut
nanaimo! b. c.
1*. o. iniAWint  IS.
ft. Pafe
l��       BRIDGE &DWHARF
.it the citv of Nanuimo, on Saturday
the 271b by the Rev. Canon Good, Mr.
CJ. Moore and Miss Essie Welsh were
united in marriage. Miss Raper was
bridesmaid and Mr. Percv Ootid, grooms-
in in. The h tppy couple left immediately for it tour of the Sound cities, and on
their return wili settle down to hnusekec-p
ing in Union. Mr. Moore is junior pait-
��ier of the well known tirm of Mel'hee cl
Moore ,tnt\ Miss Welsh is we believe an
orphan. While in Union for a fcw���
months last winter and spring she impressed all whom she crime in contact
-with as a lady of true gentility and retine-
ment. Thk News has much pleasure
in extending to Mr. and Mrs. Moore its
congratulations and hearty wishes for
their future prosperity and happiness.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile ftom
Comox Ray. It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
land, all in good condition.
J, W. McKenzie, Courienay
UNION Bik.ry
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be a
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
This Hotel is fitted up with
a degree of Klegancc and
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outride of thc large cities.
t    m i   i
LIQTTOK/S -.+ + + -
-jLJsnD oia-Afis
Table Unsurpassed
ire P. and P. Co,
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs oft.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture antl repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give mc a call.
Nelson Parks.
C��urtenay, May ijth, 1895.���To all in
tcrested: I have this day appointed Mr
Tom Beckensell to collect all outstanding tecollfltstlue to the Anlev estate during r��y tempory absence from the district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
A. C. Theobald. Manager.
P. 0.   BoX 1.11.
Kousk, Sign' and
Wall paper kept in stock
Sole  Agents for
White Enamel
and   Gold
UUESTS.   First class accommoiui ion
By the month, $25.
By the week, $6
Single meals, 25 cts.
Tickets  for   21
meals,  86 CO
tianaiinn Saw 111,
Sasii and Door
(P. 0. Drawer HI.   Telephone I'nil. Mil
ty A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and lilinds.   Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
ancl   Rugs,   and  our
C e 1 e b 1 a t c. tl
woven wire
In Separate
we keep
Second Hand
I. J,
We conduct every branch of the
Undertaking   Business   including*;
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
Grant <����� McGreaor
House and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalscmining
and Decorating.
All Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Banaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.
Bottler  of Different  Brands  of   Lager Beer,   Stcnin Beer and Forler
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
ot Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
���: iTEWTELE-R,: ���
���CT***7IO-ISJ\ 33. c.
Stage and Livery
co-u���.T~\2>rj\.-~, IB. c.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
.'.  Teaming Promptly Done,  .'.
II^cQUILX*.A.:L*r 6c G-IXj1S��0~1~1:
I preanme we have uaod over
one hundred bottles of Piso's
Cure   for Consumption  in my
family, and   I   am   continually   advising  others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
o|o|o|o|o|o|o j
-���]and j���
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.O.
| o 1 o" I o I o I o I o ; o I
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures ancl Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. l'iket, Prop.
I ever used.���W. C. Miltenberbeu, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.
Spalding's  Hasc  Hall Supplies.
Park's Golf Clubs and Silvcrtou'n Dills
j Cricket Mats,
1 Balls, Wickets,
I Batting Gloves,
Lbg GuAims,
Ayiurt'   Lawn Tonnle,
Nuts, Hulls ft Kncket*.
'Wun Iteok TriiiD ond
Clay   I'lguuim.
Laity's I.acro.ss .Slicks.
Immense Variety of Fishi 'g Tackle
Goods the Best    *����-w.    Prices the Lowest
CHAS.    E.    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
Notice is hereby given that the partner
ship heretofore existing between Lawson
j St McLeod, merchant tailors, has ihis
day been dissolved b\' mutual consent.
The business will hereafter be conducted
by VV.K. Lawson who will pay all debts
and collect all accounts due the firm.
William K. Lawson.
Dan McLeod.
Union B.C.
ist. July 1S05.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
! Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
j Bustim Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the finest cigars   and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
: when yuu can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE foi thc same money AOIUCULTL'RE.
According to the United States cun
6U8 thc nou-producer-3 of food are ia
creasing five times as fast as the producers. Tlieoretically, this will sooi
make us hustle to feed ourselves. De
Bpite tlie discouragement, the wise
farmer is now getting ready tor th
coming demand by bringing his Ian
to the very highest state of produc
If the boys are given a chance tu
do something for themselves, and ar
to have tlio profit, the farm will com
to bu to them an intensely interesting
place ; if thoy are treated worse than
the hired man���that is, worked Just a.
hard and paid nothing but their board
���who can blame thom for taking any
road which leads from tlie farm am
its hard associations V
Tobacco dust, such as may be ob
talned at any factory, Us oue of the
best remedies which may be applied
effectually against tlie striped eucum
ber bug. A few handsful of this
thrown upon the hills is almost
specific, aud is u fertilizer as well.
Ashes moistened with kerosene have
also been used with good results.
Barnyard manure nut only contain
ammonia, phosphoric acid and potash
in propor proportions for a cumplet
fertilizer, but it also furnishes th
vegetable needed to liven np tlie soil
and give it that capacity for contain
lug moisture which is so marked au
clement uf the virgin soil.
Much of the time uf late years rye
lias beon worth ns much in tlio mar
Uet of the States as wheat ot* com
aud the straw brings nearly as much
as good hay. So long as une has a
store of this cereal he is in no dange
of starvation, It is a healthful toad
and in Germany is much made use u
as an army ration. It is really super
ior to wheat in healthfulness.
Calamities are often full of blessluge
Tiie failure of crops in some regions
last summer has taught ua many
tilings. Careful testing has shown
that corn whore tliere aro almost no
ears nt all, but where the fodder wus
cut and shucked before it was spoiled,
was worth nearly a.s much as the
whole crop in average years.
A Mr. Brown, of Nebraska, after
careful experiment, says that his 121)
acre cornfield ou which no ears 'formed last year, having beeu cut mp green,
shocked, made lino aud fed to (fattening steers without auy grain ration,
had netted hini $1,700, or more than
$14 an acre. Practical men do not
hesitate to say that two-fflths of
the feeding value of corn are in the
If thc past year, with ail its dlsa-
poiutments nnd losses, shall have
rebuked the shiftiess, profligate and
slovenly ways and habits of tho V.
S. farming masses, and taught them
that there must ever hereafter be
more systematic and' frugal methods,
it will b2 a blessing in .disguise.
After thc States have a more perfect inspection service, aud Germany
gets a truer insight into the nature
of Texas fever, there wilt bo a move
in line with the interests of both
countries. Germany strictly disclaims any spirit of retaliation in
Bhuttinfi her gates to American
beeves, and says it is ail Intended as
a protective measure uu sanitary
It is shown by experiment that
soaking corn for fattening steers is
a profitable procedure to follow, if
this can be dono without too much
waste of valuable time and labor. This
extra work must not add a cost of
more than five cents a bushel.
Scrubs never pay; no, never. A
high aim U tlie tiling which leads up
to success In any undertaking. The
$100 steer should be the stoekmnu's
ambition, nnd nothing less; aud it
would surely bo his delight. Such a
one makes a profit for all the hands
through which ho passes. This
moans high breeding aud high feeding.
In January lost Germany and Franco
took more pork from the I.". S. than
ever in one month before. During
those 80 days tlie States shipped to
Kurope nearly six million pounds of
dressed hog meat, of which all but
one million went to Germany, and
countries which do not require certificates ol microscopic Inspection.
Tlie pork export for the year waa
nearly 30 million pounds.
The demand for meat product-' and
gradually improving prices are following tlte slow, steady improvement
in mercantile and manufacturing interests, but the States aro just now
beginning to realize that their great
supply is gono. and that every effort
should be made to raise good Ktock
for the bettor prices Which always
i une Just when there is itut little to
' sell.
One reason for the Improvement In
prices is that tliere was a decrease
of nearly half a million cattle in
Great Britain nnd Ireland the past
year. This calls for more good
American cattle; hut we, too, have
let our cattle run down, and have but
few good .specimens to spare.
Nocard, the most eminent authority
in Europe! recommends that cattle infected with tuberculosis lie fattened
and slaughtered contending that the
animal is unfitted neither for beef
nor milk production. From this
there has boon much extravagant destruction of stock in tiie east. Such
animals should be discreetly disposed of, but there i> no need of such a
htiunpede as there has been.
American eattlo are prohibited from
entering Franco upon the pretence of
a fear of Texas fever and pleuro-pneu-
moniu, while they know as   well   as
vfln   we  that this country  is entirely
free from   the latter   malady,     and
that Texas cattle aro excluded   from
our exported herd-.     Under this thin
pretence    they    go on    eating horse
meat; but it will not always be so.
It Requires art exhibition of    good,
hard sense I a keeping dairy     cattle.
A  good,  strong Coustitutioued    herd,
which has been properly kept. Is ju.,t
now a tinng more to he coveted than
a lot of hiirh testing cows brought up
under unnatural aud forced conditions as to feedlm* and stabling. There
are costly mistakes in competition.
Stick to tho special purpose cow.
Do not get it into your head that
your milters must be large iu ordor
that by uud by they will make more
beef. Kemember that this extra
weight must, ite fed all the years uutil
she is old. Let her be a good mllner,
bringing her profit every year she
Time is a great item in the dairy,
and the little Jersey cow is a desirable pussossion, in that she begins her
work before she is two years old,
usually, nud begins our profit from
that time. She is a good aud a sure
breeder, aud we can arrange our calving periods tu suit our business.
As an outcast at home, and sailing
under false colors abroad, this oleo
fra ml is obtalnlug for itself a rather
unenviable notoriety, yet 0. S. exported over one and one-quarter millions moro pounds last year than ever
before. Though dodging butter rates
at the custom house, tt is sold at the
price of butter, and consumed as such.
Half the mill; stmt iuto our cities
will deposit a vile sediment after
standing. "When stables are ill kept
and milkers careless there is a decided "off" flavor to the entire milking. Offensive dust collects upou the
udder, and finds its way iuto the pall.
Part of it settles aftor passing tlie
coarse strainer, and part will be
fouud floating on the cream.
Up to a certain limit the more food
a cow consumes the moro profitable
is she to tlio owner, for sho will convert it iuto milk and buttor if she is
of the truo dairy type. If she is not
of this type, she has no place in the
dairy, ana should bo disposed of at
Pin your faith upon bran���wheat
bran���fur tlie milch cow. This, fed
with gluten meal, -will givo tho best
of satisfaction in any dairy; yot cotton seed meal, corn meal, buseed meal
aad routs are all guod. Whatever is
fed, do not stint the cows ; give plenty
to satisfy them, and next soo tliey
havo all they want of good, fresh
wu ter.
Doubtless thousand:- uf children die
annually, in city and country, from
the effects of milk from cows obliged
to driuk water contaminated with
thc germs uf disease, aud tho disease
is often traced to this source. Any
standing water exposed to the rays
Of tlio suu is dangerous. Let your
cows have no water nut fit for vou
yourself to drink.
When ohlckens are seven ur eight
weeks uid tho sexes shuuld be separated, and the cocks put by themselves where thoy may have the
benefit of a large yard, and have nothing tu do but thrive and get ready
for thoir market day.
There cau he no overproduction of
poultry aud eggs, and a profitable
farm product. Let us uot lose
sight uf the fact that prolific America imports much of b'otti, aud comes
nu nearer filling the demand than
she did years ago; and then they
should enter more largely into our
dally diet than thoy now do.
One of the principal advantages the
farmer has in raising poultry is that
he can give them such a large range.
Because this lessens so much the
cust of feeding, his profits are greatly
increased. Much of that which thev
pick up would he otherwise wholly
wasted. Moreover, their life of freedom gives them variety, health aud
thrift which coufined fowls mav uot
Chickens will not infect the stables
with vermin ii their own quarters are
kept us they should be. If there Is
objection to having them about the
house and garden, place a wire fence
ahout the orchard, and thev will be
content there. See that thev are
not deprived of pure water���a'YequU-
ito tiie most Important of any.
Turkeys are au especially valuable
crop on the farm, and are easily raised if one knows how. Five hens and
a gobbler should produce 100 birds
cwry year, worth anywhere from SI
to SU each. Not more thau l't per
cent, of this should bo the outlay for
expenses. Induce early laying by
having the fowls in good condition,
feeding them alt the corn they will
cat during February and March.
Select yearling turkey hens for setting, for they are not so apt to die
on their nests as the older ones, and
invite them to make their nests about
the barn by giving them suitable
places. Avoid having any broods
come off earlier thau May 1.-st. for the
young birds can not stand the chill
of the earlier months.
Turkey eggs hatch much better
when the hosts are on the ground,
probably because the ezx* are damper : tu a dry nest they will oftentimes
Spoil. The young are pretty sure
to sicken and die if raised nenr thc
buildings; they should, therefore, be
moved to the orchard or the field
where the grass U short, A sunny
slope is  best.
Excepting during very wet spells, tt
Is nover well to confine turkeys nt all,
but let them ramble, save wheu they
must be protected from the heavy
dews of May nnd June, If freed,
they need be fed only night and morning; in the morning that the mother
may be content to cover them
awhile; In the evening that they mny
he Induced to roost at home, becoming tame, and Btaylng under control.
victoria cross for a negbo,
The 'coal-black negro who recently
had conferred on him the Victoria
cross was the first of his race to receive this honor. The man is a
corporal in one of the West Indian
regiments, which lias beon doing such
splendid service on the west coast of
Africa. He saved the lifo of hi-
enmmanding officej* by throwing himself in front of the latter ami receiving In his own body the bulllet.9 that
would otherwi-e hnve found lodgment
In that of the captain.
Features don't matter so much. Most
auy hatures will do
fF the complexion is
clear, tlie eyes bright
and the lips rosy. Heart)-, healthy whole-
someness is better than mere beauty of
features. A face lull of lhe glow of good
health���full of the kindliness and good
humor that health brings, is bound to
be an attractive face���a fafie that will
make friends. The face tolls the story
of tlie whole body. " Murder will out"
���and so will "female weakness" and
nervousness aud other disorders peculiar
to women.
If there is a drain on tlie system and
strength, the record uf it will show iu
the face. If there is nerve nagging
"be-iring'-down" pains, dragging and
pulling at the most sensitive organs in a
woman's body, the face will show it.
Abused nerves draw lines of care and
worry on the face. Nervous prostration
writes its warning on the face long before
it comes. Sleeplessness, nervousness and
debilitating drains make more wrinkles
than age.
Nine-tfuths of the sickness of women
comes from some derangement of organs
distinctly feminine. Nim-tenths of this
sickness can be cured nu-! avoided bv the
use ot Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
There is nothing miraculous about the
" Favorite Prescription "^nothing supernatural.
It is the result of rational thought
and study applied to medicine.
It has beeu prescribed by Dr. Pierce
for over 30 years. It has made thousands
of women healthy and happy, and has
brought joy to ttiousands ol homes.
In "female weak nt-ss " it acts directly
and strongly in healing and strengthening the parts that are most severely tried.
It clears out impurities aud promotes
regularity at all times.
If it cost S10.000 to get religion we
���should all waut it, but as it can he
had for uothlug it is so different from
everything else iu the world that we
don't care for it. 1
He Bays ft Hearse t<* Swell Around  Witli
Hit Family.
An amusing story is told iu connection with the recent opening of the
N"ez Perces Indian reservation, says
the San Francisco Call. Wheu the
Indians of the reservation had received their money from the Govern-
nlent they went to the neighboring
towns to spend it. Their visit was,
of course, anticipated, aud all possible schemes were set on foot to relieve Uncle Sam's wards of their cash
us speedily as possible. The Indians
were out to buy, too, und money was
no object wheu anything tbey saw-
took their fancy. The redskins took
a notion to buy carts, wagons, buggies, etc., und in a short time every
available vehicle in the little town of
Farming ton was in their possession.
Thero was one old Indian who failed
to make a purchase, however, and after all the buggies were gone a desire to possess some sort of conveyance started him on a diligent search.
After visiting all the places where vehicles were sold without success lie
finally learned of a conveyance which,
from the description, completely overshadowed anything iu point of elegance ever sold before, and the possession of which would render all the
other Indians wild with envy. He
sought out the owner, who proved to
be the town undertaker, aud opened
negotiations for the purchase of the
vehicle. The undertaker soon found
the Indian wanted to obtain his
hearse. The thought staggered him
for a moment, but having an eye to
business, and noting the anxiety of
Mr. Kedskin, the hearse wus sold for
a good round sum.
The Indian hitched two -horses to
the sombre vehicle, aud putting his
squaw and pappooses ou the inside,
trotted off for home, the proudest
copperface that ever strung a bow
or stole a sheep. The other Indians,
hearing of his coming, had lined, up
along the road to watch hlin pass.
Perched ou his high seat, he drove
haughtily by" them, while the little
pappooses peered through tlie glass
Bides and clapped their bauds rapturously.
The agent remonstrated with the
Indian, but ail to no purpose. He
retained the hearse, and in his frequent visits to the surrounding town;*,
driving iu his somewhat gloom-inspiring conveyance, is no longer an Disject of curiosity.
Men old at thirty. Chew and
smoke, eat little, drink, or waut to,
all the time. Nerves tingle, never
satisfied, nothing's beautiful, happiness gone, a tobacco-saturated system tells the story. There's an easy
way out. No-To-Bao will kill the
nerve-craving effects for tobacco and
make you strong, vigorous and manly.
Sfdd ami guaranteed to cure by druggists everywhere. Book, "Don't Tobacco Spit   or   Smoke   Your     Life
Ad.   Sterling   Remedy
Paul street, Montreal.
nnd    to    fame
A youth to fortum
unknown sent Dumas the manuscript
of a new play, asking the great dramatist to become his collaborateur.
Dumas was for a moment petrified:
then ho seized his pen nnd replied:
"How dare yuu, sir, propose to yoke
together a horse and an assV" The
author, by return post, wrote: "How
dare you, sir, call me a horse"? Dumas, by next nnil: "Send me your
play, my friend!"
Catarrh���Use Nasal Balm, Quick,
positive cure. Soothing, cleansing,
Some people never think ahout religion until tliey come in sight of a
graveyard.���Barn's Horn.
Spavins* Ringbones, etc.
Cured by Dick's Blister,
D'cw *V Co,  P. ������*. fi****- *S3 Mon-reni.
Blnks���What's the greatest feat you
ever saw ?
(BiffI Bang! Verdict: Justifiable
Mrs. Newlywed (.sentimentally)���
When did you first realize that you
were iu love with me, George, dear?
George, Dear ^absently)���When I
heard that your granddaddy had left
you a* million.
Dovely���"It's never too late to
Lovely���Wrong, old boy. You should
have seen Dolly's bathing-suit after
that big wave struck her.
Old Block���Dicky, my son, why don't
you get a wife to love aud caress,
and to take care 0! you?
Voung Chip���Excuse mc, pop. Angry husbands have a fashion ol objecting.
"George, dear, at last we can get
married. Vou know you have always
said you could not afford it."
"1 can't afford it now,"
"Oa, yes you can. I saw a sign today in a store window���'Dross Suits
to Rent.' "
Georgie���Who gave the bride away?
Por gie���Sho   wasn't   given    away.
She was sold.
Oue of the finest exhibitions of faith
one meets with iu the glorious spring
weather is to see a strong mau or
woman taking a tonic for laziness.
Von Blumer���Stacksou has an office
next to you and says he sees a great
deal of you.
Dlmpletou���Ves ; I have a telephone
in my office aud he hasn't.
When a man's wife Isn't afraid of
a mouse it's a pretty sure sign that
she* rules the roost.���Philadelphia Record.
He���Arctic explorers nre the safest
men in the world to trust yourself to.
She���Why so ?
He (with a haw haw)-They are always cool in the time of greatest
Solomon���What's the matter with
your thermometer? It seems to be
out of order.
Hiram���No, it's all right. It's a
Masouic thermometer. Thirty-three
degrees Is as high as it cau go.
An Arkansas City woman used concentrated lye instead of baking powder in hor biscuits. Her husband ate
of them, and none of his friends have
beeu able t-o put auy dependence in
what he  said since.
"Ain't It said, madam, that glvin'
de poor is lendiu* to de Lord ?"
"Well, would you mind leridtn'/ de
Lord a quarter?"
May���Doesn't it spoil your fun having your mother here ?
Carrie���No, She ts so busy dodging papa she has no time to watch
Foreman (to editor) ��� Lookout!
yonder comes Bill	
Editor 'excitedly)���Can't pay it.
Not a dollar In the drawer!
Foreman���It's Bill Jones, with a
Editor���Thank the Lord \ T was
under tbe impression it was a Bill Collector !
"Look me In the face, sir."
He raised his eyes timorously, until
they were directed to her countenance.
*'Xow, sir, deny, if you dare, that
you married me for my money."
"It must have beeu your money,"
he faltered.
Outsider-Mr. Surplice, why* is It
thnt you have service before daylight ?
Mr. Surplice���Oh, we hnve to do
that In order uot to interfere with
the bicyclers. ���
This in to eertltj that Eby's ElectrU
Salre and Eba*'�� Butternut Bitten
hare ��ureil a aevere caae ol salt rheu��
on a young person, who bad bets
troubled with this terrible diaeaae lor
nine yeara, It le now three yeara alnae
we naed tbe .aire and bitten, anl
there haa not been the leaat algn ol
the diaeaae reappearing aince. I heart
Ily recommend It to thoae aullerlni
trom tbla loathing diaeaae,
John McConnell,
HJueen Hill, Ont., January, 1895,
In orlulnal envelope*, ot the date.
1851 to 1870 with pontage atarap.
thereon will get eond price* tor th.
stumps by applyliyj to Boi 195, Haa-
llton, Ont.
FOR SALE -A well-equipped Beehive Box ami Woodworking Factory,
with chopping mill lu connection,
Good business ; reasonable terms. Fnr
further particulars apply to John
Myers, Stratford, Out.
WANTED, HELP.���Sellable men In
every locality (local or traveling) to
Introduce a new diacovery and keep
our ahow cards tacked np on treea,
fences and bridges throughout town
and country. Bteady employment.
Commission or salary, $65 per month
and expenses, and money deposited in
any bank when atarted. For particular!*, write The World Med. Flea-
trie Co., V. O. Box 221, London, Ont,,
ISSUE NO. 28  1895.
In replying to any ot these advertla*
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Don't Forget
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Scott's Emulsion cannot be secret for an analysis reveals all there
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Wasting Diseases of Children.
Scolta. Sonne, Belleville. Alt Cr.iqgists. 50c. 1.(1.
Rob     <~7
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It's no because
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vou c a n n a
smoke a better
Cigar than
Tliey cost Sc.
but I get sax
of them for a
quarter.      tt
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$100    RE^AA^AF-fcD*,
Wo are Informed than unscrupulous dealer
are in the habit of Belling pluj-s and parts o
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e tlio genuine
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Michigan Lands.
10,000 acres of tho best land In the Stalo, ft.
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on and near the Mich. Central, iJelrolt 4 Al-
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titles.   Apply to
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it ('I'lit-h Syrup. Taste- Uuud. Use
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July 7, 1895.
The Ten Commandments.���Ex. xx, 1-17.
" Thou ehalt love tbe Lord thy Uod with till
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy strength, and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbor as thyself," Luke x. Z7.
Time-B. C. 1191. Place-Jit. Stoat
Persons-God; Israel.
COMMENTARY-1. And God epnke
all these words, saying���After tlie
preparations recorded In the former
chapter, and the glorious and tremendous display ol the special presence ol God on Mount Slnal, hnd solemnized the minds ol the people and
excited their awlul expectations, It
may be supposed that the sound of
the trumpet censed, aud Jehovah
Himself immediately spuke iu a voice
loud enough to be distinctly heard by
the immense assembled multitude.
2. I am the Lord thy God���Jehovah,
self-existent, Independent, eternal, the
fountain ol nil being and power. He
that gives being, muy give law, therefore He ie able to reward obedience,
and punish disobedience. Which have
brought thee out of the land of Egypt
���Therefore they were bound in grat-
itnde to obey Him. They had been
eye-witnesses of the great things Gud
had done tor their deliverance. They
were now enjoying the fruits of their
deliverance and In expectation of a
���speedy settlement In Canaan, By redeeming them, He acquired a further
right to rule them. (
il. No other gods���The lirst lour
commandments tverses !l-8) have ref
erence to our duty to God. and should
come first, because man nnil a Maker
to love before he had a neighbor to
love. Besides, it cannot be expected
that a man whu Is lalse tu God avuuld
he true to his neighbor.
4. Any graTen image���This Includes
every species of ldulatry known to
have been practised among the Egyptians. "When they paid their devotion to the true God, they must not
have any image before them, to (11-
, rect. excite, or assist their devotion
��� Though the worship was designed to.
terminate in God, It would not please
Him if It came to Him through nu
image."���Com. Com. That is in heaven���The ibis, stork, crane and hawk
wero objects ol Egyptian Idolatry. In
the earth beneath���The ox, heifer,
crocodile, serpent and beetle were all
objects of Egyptian ldulatry. Osiris
and his wife Isls were supreme divinities among the Egyptians.
5. Tholu shalt not bow down���Not
make them or bow down, to any that
are made. A Jealous God���ThisshowB
in a niufct expressive maner the love
of God to HiB people. He was Jealous fur their fidelity .because He
wanted them tol have true happiness,
Visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children���If the children walk
in the steps of their fathers ; for no
man can be condemned by divine justice for a crime of which he was
never guilty; See Ezek. xvili. Idolatry is particularly intended, nnd visiting sins of this kind refers principally
to national Judgments. TUieHe national Judgments, thus continued from
generation tu generation, appear to
be what are designed by the words
in this verse.
6. Showing mercy unto thousands,
etc.���This commandment uot unly
prohibits false worship, but includes
it precept of worshippiug Gud in all
those ordinances which Ho lias instituted.
7. Thou ehalt not take the name,
etc.���Either by false oaths, common
swearing, light aud irreverent mention of God; every prayer, ejaculation, etc., that is nut given with
deep reverence, aud the genuine spirit
uf piety, is hero prohibited.
8. Keuieinber the Sabbath day, to
keep It holy���This was not euacting
a new law but reviving an uid une.
'��� Perhaps it had been iurguttcn by,
or denied tu, the Hebrews in Egypt."
The Sabbath must be kept, (1) As a
duly of rent from worldly business.
(2) As a duy to bo spent in holy exercise. God, by blessing it, hud niiiile
it holy aud they, by solemnly blessing Htm, must keep it holy.���Gum.
It. Six days, etc.���Au idler is a sinner before Gud.
10. The seventh is tlie Sabbath of
the Lord thy God���Not only instituted
by Him, but consecrated tu Him. It
is designed for a memorial of the creation uf tiie wurld, and therefore to
lie observed to the glory of the
IU. Honor thy father and thy
mother���Fear them |Lev. xix. il), give
them reverence (Hob. xli. I)), obey
their lawful commands (Eph. vi. 1-3),
come, go, do, refrain, us they direct
you. ThiB commandment is the first
iu the second table, so 'called, and
shows our duty to niuu. That thy
days may bo long���This Is the first
commandment to which Gud hns annexed a .promise, and therefore we
may learn, iu somo measure, how Important the duty Is iu tho sight of
13. Thou shalt not kill-" Thou
shalt not do anything hurtful or Injurious to the health, caso and life ot
thy own body, or any other persons
unjustly." This Is ono of the laws of
nature, and, as that which is worst
of all, it forbids persecution, laying
wait for tho blood of tlie Innocent and
excellent ones ot the earth. Com.
14. Thou slialt not commit adultery���This commandment forbids all
nets of unclennncss, with all those
fleshly lusts which produco those acts
nnd war against the soul, hnd all
those thoughts and practices which
cherish and excite those fleshly lusts,
ns looking In order to lust, which
Christ tells us is forbidden in this
commandment. Matt. v. 28. Com.
15. Thou ehalt not steal���This forbids that we rob ourselves either by
sinful spending or by sinful sparine;;
or that we rob others, by taking from
their person, house or tield, forcibly or
secretly; or overreaching In bargains ; not restoring what Is borrowed or found; withholding Jnst debts,
rents or wages; nnd It forbids us to
rob the public In the coin or revenue,
or what is dedicated to tlie service
of religion.���Cam. Com.
16. False witness���False oaths,
whispering, tale-bearing, slander,
calumny, or nnything to injure another in his goods, person or character, is against the spirit and letter of this law. Suppressing the
trutli when It would do good and
save Irom loss, Is also a crime.
17. Thou slialt not covet���Covet
signifies to desire or long after, in
order to enjoy as a property the person or thing coveted.���Clarke. This
restriction Is placed as the fence of
all the rest. Thirst lor property
drives to an Incessant formation of
plans to acquire it.���Dwlght.
God spake. Other parts of the
Bible are said to be uttered by tlie
mouth of the holy prophets, (Luke i.
70) but here God spake In His owu
person. God spake as the law-giver.
He possessed tlie two requisites of a
law-giver. He had both wisdom and
authority,*' He is wise in heart,"���
Jub ix. 4. He is " the only wise God.''
I. Tlm., 1. 17. Therefore He is the
one to make tow. God hath the supreme power in His hand. He who
gives men their lives, lias must right
tu give them their laws.
All these words. God the law-giver
speaks the law ltscif, which Is the
rule of life and manners. This law Is
perfect. "The law of the Lord is
perfect." Ps. xix. 7. It is an exact
model and platform of religion. "Tlie
commandment Is a lamp," Prov. vi.
23. The moral law delivered by God
Himself stands uf perpetual use iu
the Church.
If Gud spuke these words, and we
conclude they are a perpetual law,
tliea we must hear all these words.
The words which God speaks are too
precious to be lost. We must attend
these wortls with reverence. "Every
word ol the moral law is an oracle
from Heaven; God Himself is the
preacher; this calls for reverence."
We should teach all these words.
"Tliese words which I command thee
this day shall be In thy heart, aud
thou shalt teach them diligently to
thy children." Deut. vi. 7. "He who
is Godly Is both like a diamond nnd
a load-stone; a diamond for the
sparkling of his grace, and a loadstone for 1iis attractive virtue in
drawing others to the love ol God's
I nm the Lord thy God. "Where
should a child ease all Its cares but
in the bosom of its parent '.' Let all
thy wants lie upon Me." Judges xix.
20. With Him as our God, the soul
Is safe. " The soul is the pearl, and
heaven Is the cabinet where God
will lock it up safely." God Is a
sufficiency. He who hath God hath
enough. If God be our God He will
entirely love us. " He will rejoice
over thee with Joy; 11a will rest in
His love; He will Joy over thee with
singing." Zephnniah ill. 17.
Tho land of Egypt. A land Infested with ldolntry. It was a great
mercy to be delivered from places of
idolatry���thus be kept from defilement, and the sad judgments which
fell upon ldolators.
The house of bondage���That Is a
placo of affliction, under tyranny and
cruel task masters. By Israel's deliverance from the house of bondage,
is typified their spiritual deliverance
from sin. Of all conditions, servitude Is the worst.    Sin Is an enslaver.
The ten commandments. The sum
of all the commandments Is love. The
duty called for is love. Love is the
soul of religion. Love Is the queen
of the graces. "Love is a holy fire
kindled In the affections." The commandments place the duty upon all
Christians, to be met toward God
and man. Lovo God and ench other.
Great Britain Has Enough or Them to llelt
the Kurlli Seven Times.
The popularity of the useful postcard is now to be further Increased by
the recent order whicli permits us to
use private curds with a stamp stuck
on them. Let us glance at some postcard facts fur the last ten years.
The number of them delivered in the
United Kingdom was the stupendous
figure of 2,237 millions. If these pieces
of card wero spread out flat on the
ground and neatly placed, so that
they touched each other, leaving* no
bits of earth visible between the
spread-out cards, they would form a
huge square measuring nearly eight
miles. If they were placed end to eud,
so that each card just touched the
next one, tho line of them would
measure 1(18,000 miles; 1. e., a line
which would go round the earth's circumference nearly seven times, and
Hinve the width of one post-card
(three iuches). The weight of these
curds used was 8,i)19 tons.
And all these tons of post-cards
wero written and delivered in this
country,'In addition to 1,812 million
letters, 574 million book packets and
ld.j minion newspapers,
At the present time the average for
each member of the population of the
United Kingdom Is -17 letters, 01-2
post-cards, 15 book packets or circulars, 4 newspapers, 2 telegrams,
11-2 parcels, despatched by post In
one year.���Tld Bits.
It was the custom lu Scotch parishes for the minister to bow to the
laird's pew before beginning his discourse. On one occasion the pew contained a bevy of ladles and the minister,, feeling a delicacy in the circumstances, omitted the usual salaam, When they next met the laird's
daughter���a Miss Miller���widely famed
for her beauty and afterward
Countess of Mar, railed the minister
In the presence of her companions for
not bowing to her from the pulpit.
"Your ladyship forgets," replied the
minister, "that the worship of
angels Is not allowed by the Scotch
Church." ___	
Johnnie���Pdpsy, did yon knoav- that
tight boots made your feet grow?
Father���No, my son. How do you
make that out?
Johnnie���Well, your foot is about
nine Inches long, nnd when your boot
pinches It, It becomes nn acre (acher).
See ?���Harper's Young People.
The Ohio Separatist Goininiinity
Rapidly Dying Out,
History and Tenets ot thr Zoarites. or Separatists, Founded lu 1817���Voung People Leavlug tbe ConituUulty ��� Worth
Nearly V'��,ooo,0UO.
The Separatists, of Zoar, 0��� says the
l'ittsburg Dispatch, are last going
the way of all tlie earth: The community, founded there in 1817, bids
fair to in a few years more become extinct, in so far as its communistic organization is concerned. Year by
year it becomes more delapidated.
Its buildings are showing sign- of decay and are falling down. The absence of young people aiiiuug the communicants becomes each year more
noticeable. The youth born of Zoar
parentage, with less restraint than
was imposed upon them in former
yeurs, become acquainted with tlie
ways ol the outside world, and the
charms of the simple, slow-going community become irksome and tedious,
and they leave the organization lor
the broad world on tlie outside. The
Zoarites, unlike most communistic organizations, are not scattered over a
broad scope of country, but live in
the little village oi Zour, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio. The dwellings are
generally large and accommodate several families In each.
The Zoarites, or, as they call themselves, the "Separatists," originated
ia Wurtemburg, Germany. They were
followers of the well-known Jacob
Bohem, Gerhard Tertsegen nnd Jung
Stilling, and consequently were stigmatized as fanatics and heretics. The
schools were controlled by the clergy,
and they refused to send their children; they nlso refused to allow their
young men to do military service.
This brought upon them both secular ana ecclesiastical persecution, resulting in floggings, imprisonments
and fines, as well as the public scorn
of the country in which they lived.
Their persecutions attracted the attention of eome wealthy English
Quakers, who suggested to them
that they emigrate to America, and
sent them a sum of money equal to
about $16 each to defray their expenses, as continued fines and confiscations of property had made them
practically paupers. They were directed to eome Philadelphia friends,
who looked after them when they
landed. They were at that time in
Bore distress, as on the voyage over
to this country, out of about 4o()
souls, some 125 died of o plague en
route, and were buried at sea. They
were sick, many of them, on landing,
nnd several died before leaving the
city of Philadelphia, their American
point ol destination. They reached
Zoar In August, 1817, nnd at once set
out with a committee ol Quakers to
look for a location. Their attention
was directed to some military grants
in Ohio. After looking about a few
weeks they purchased of Charles
Hagar 5,600 acres of land, their Philadelphia Irleads serving ns security
lor the purchase money. They were
to pay $3 an acre for this tract of
wilderness and have fifteen years In
which to pay it; the lirst three years
no interest was to be charged.
Joseph Baumeler was chosen their
leader, and with a few able-bodied
men went to the possession. They
built a log house on the first day of
December, 1817. This was the first
building In Zoar. During the spring
lollowing the balance ul the community followed. They were in such sore
straits that the majority of the men
were compelled to secure work over
thnt section of the State in order to
keep their families alive. They held
their interests separately, but each
man was expected to pay for his
6hnre of the land, which had been
purchased for the purposes of subdivision. Tlielr purpose, as one of the
old residents suid to your correspondent! was "to worship God according
to their faith."
At first marriage was strictly prohibited, and it was nut until 1829
their leader, Bcnumeler, broke down
this barrier aad took a wife. He was
a man ot considerable ability and a
clever talker. Three large octave
volumes of his sermons and discourses
are still preserved In print, and next
to the Bible lire their greatest splrltunl pleasure. They
crowded ��it lirst Iuto a few
small' cabins; they wero careful
farmers, and men, women nnd children labored in tho fields or ?it the
looms. They grew In prosperity and
wealth. They now own about 7,-
500 acres of the finest farmlag land
In Ohio ; they have ubout 2,000 head
ot blooded cows, find their Income
from butter and cheese Is a big thing
during the year. They no longer
labor. The work indoors and out
is dono by peoplo from the outside
world. They nave a woolen factory, flouring mills, nnd planing mill,
hotel for summer visitors, brewery,
and In fact, all the necessary arrangements to manufacture nearly everything they require.
WORTH NEARLY  82,000,000.
The money Is fill in charge of
three trustees, who In fact control
all the community's finances. They
nre worth to-day nearly $2,000,000.
Their farms are occupied by renters;
tho old people are living a <julet,
peaceful life, whilo the younger members ot the families are leaving the
community. Another decade will
probably witness their dissolution as
a community.
Then a difficult problem ns to the
final disposition of their property'will
probably ensue. Thero are not more
than 175 of them left, and rthese are
nearly all Individuals well along In
life*; In fnct, most of them are between
60 and 80 years of age.
Their religious tenets nre not Intricate They believe in the doctrine of the Trinity; the fall of Adam,
with the loss ol the likeness of God
In mankind; the Bible as the doctrine of faith ; eschew all forms and
ceremonies;    uncover    the    head   to
none but God : no connection with ecclesiastical bodies of any character;
contraction of marriage by mutual
consent aud before witnesses; the
children must lie educated in the
community, and tlie custom Is ' to
take them from their parents aud
place them in the school at the age
of 3 years ; r.ot to serve in the capacity as soldiers, as it is murder; political government a necessity: they
have* a constitution subject to these
teachings, which divides their people into novitiate and full associates,
The former are obliged to serve at
'.east one year before admission to the
second class. This is even exacted
ui their own children. The trustees
agree to furnish hoard and clothing
free, including substantial food amino
less than two suits of clothes a year
to each member.
They are absolutely without ambition. They no longer work. They
have not one single object or aim in
life heyond a quiet existence, and
for tills reason, above all others, as
soon ns a young member of the community gets an Insight of the kind
of life to he enjoyed in the outside
world, family ties are severed and
thc youngster leaves for good nnd
all, taking only what is on his back.
No one hut the trustees Is allowed
to have a cent of money for any purpose.
The Government estimate for winter wheat is higher than lddst in the
trade expected, due to the favurable
pusitiun un the Pacific coast, but the
average condition is a low one, 71.1
per cent., and not likely to prove
much if any better than this In ,the
ultimate reckoning. The spring
wheat condition is high, averaging
97.8. Thc offlcinl figures suggest a
promise of about 245,000,000 bushels
for the wluter grain, and 175,000,000
for spring, Or a total of about 420,-
000,000 bushels.
The Director ol the United States
mint, R. E. Preston, estimates the
world's pruductiun of gold for the
calendar year 1894 to have approximated 8,780,518 fine ounces of the
value Of $181,510,100, against $138,-
836,000 for 1893, showing an increase
of $22,678,000 in 1894.
The greatest increase In the production oil gold In any one country In
the year was:
Africa $11,400,000
Australia     6,075,000
United States .'.    3,500,000
Mexico     3,195,000
Mr. Preston estimates the world's
production ot silver for 1894 at 165,-
918,338 fine ounces, of the coining
value of $214,481,000, the bullion
value of the same at the average
price, viz., 631-2 cents; of silver for
1894 was $105,348,135, showing a
difference between the coining and
bullion value of $109,132,965; the
Increase in the production of silver
in 1894 over 1893 wns 722,000 ounces.
The greatest increase in the production of 6ilver was:
Bolivia $10,800,000
Mexico 3,500,000
Peru      2,000,000
Chili      1,400,000
Greece      1,400,000
Both the productioa of gold and
silver in 1S94 exceeded that of any
prior year In the world's history.
Only two loads of wheat were offered in Toronto yesterday. Rarely
are more than three loads a market
day forthcoming.
As high as Sue. nnd 80c. has been
paid in the country to farmers this
week for wheat, these being thc highest figures reported from Manitoba
country points, but only a few loads
here aud there are being offered.���
Winnipeg Commercial, June 10th.
Wholesale houses generally report
collections better, and the head of
one of thc leading dry goods houses
said to-day that remittances for June
so far were as good as for tlie same
period in any year within liis experience.
Wheat declined two cents in Chicago on account of liquidation, and recovered about half the loss before the
market closed. Ontario wheat was
lower and flour easier.
The Cincinnati Price Current, after
reviewing the wheat situation, says it
furnishes an encouraging outlook for
the producer who lias avheat for sale
this season, in comparison with what
has been experienced in late years.
It suggests that although little or no
advance may be made in current
values for some weeks or months to
come it Is reasonable to look forward
to better prices than are now In
The prognostication hy Beerbohm,
to the effect that the Argentine
wheat crop would be practically ull
shipped out soon after June 1st, seems
to be borne out. Last week the shipments wero only 48,000 bushels.
Should a more active demand set in
at the Atlantic seaboard we may see
decreases in the visible up to the middle of August or later,
The statement of the Dominion
chartered banks for Slay shows a
total note circulation of $28,420,184,
against $29,152,152 in April. The
balances due in tlie United States
show a decrease for the month of
Foreign crops on the whole are doing nicely. Although the acreage In
France Is rather smaller than usual,
the condition is very much better
thnn In recent years. Tho London
papers report an enormous yield In
Russia, and tho bulletin Issued by thc
Manitoba Department of Agriculture
makes tho acreage 1,140,276, against
1,010,186 Inst year, while an elaborate census of condition compares
very favorably with 1894.���Dun's Review.
Failures for the lveek havo heen
228 In the United States, against 214
last year, and 31 In Canada, against
25 last year.
There has been more rain In Manitoba the past few weeks than wo
have had In Ontario, and tliere Is a
more cheerful feeling generally up
thero In business circles.
Ia Manitoba tho extremely limited
quantity of wheat available keeps
prices comparatively firm here. The
total receipts of Manitoba wheat for
this crop' to June 8 were 9,753,934
bushels nnd the total shipments to
Fort William and Port Arthur were
10,688,244 bushels.���Winnipeg Commercial, June 17.
A new Maxim guu is capable of firing 5IKI shots a minute, and actual
tests have shown 3QQ, shots cau he
fired without unduly...heating tlie
mechanism. Can't somebody invent a
plan of wqiiug out an army by sheet
lightning ?	
Rev. John L. Scudder, of Chicago,
advocates bicycling for women, the
abolition of skirts, side-saddles nnd
bloomers, and the adoption of "voluminous knickerbockers," or balloon
breeches as the regular female garb.
Next 1      	
Russia's Czar promptly rejected the
proposal to place the Eleaientary
Schools of the Empire under the superintendence of the Church. The Ciar
has probably read history to some
The United States Interstate Commerce Commission's report shows that
la spite of the law requiring all cars
to have air brakes aud automatic
couplers belore the expiration of 1897,
ns yet 74.80 per cent, have not such
brakes, while oaly 27.23 per cent,
have automutlc couplers.
In the 50 provinces of Russia In
Europe tliere are 88.500,000 people.
Of the 288,000,000 acres arable land
190,000,000 acres'are devoted to cereals, producing in 1893 over 2,200,-
000,000 bushels. The labor is not
relatively highly productive, an
American workman producing na
much as five or six Rustians.
The Farmer's Sun explains the accumulation of $15,000,OOQ, by Hiram
Walker by saying, " Mr. Walker became a millionaire instead ot a pauper Is easily explained. He commenced life as a manufacturer of
whisky and not ns a. drinker of the
beverage." Yet according to that
school of thought which supports all
kinds of bonuses nnd public expenditures on the ground that they "make
the money move" the fellows who impoverished themselves drinking were
public benefactors.
It may not be generally known
that in order to guard against the
abuses ol child Inaurance,-the Ontario
Legislature provides that- no policy
on a child's life shall be -Valid unless
taken out by a parent, brother, sister, or some one Who has a financial
interest in tlie life of the child insured, insurance ol children less
thnn onc year old is prohibited, and
the maximum amount permitted, It
the child dies under 2 .years, is $32;
under 3 yenrs, $40 ; under* 4 yeara,
$48; under 5.years, $56; under 6
years, $83; under 7 years, $92; under
8 yenrs, $110; under 9 years, $129;
under 10 years, $147.
Tlie St. Thomas Journal advocates
some less barbarous method of executing criminals than hanging. A contemporary snys " the answer to the
Journal's proposition Is that by removing the execution of criminals of
a great part of its gloomy accompaniments the death penalty would lose
much of Its terrors lor the criminal
classes, which is exactly what Is not
wanted." That Is dangerous doctrine.
Why no knout murderers to death'.'
Or break them on the wheel? There
are many irays uf adding to the terrors of the death penalty, and .If that
is tlie object to be served by so Sdolng
the punishment would be yet more
There is a cry In some quarters for
the suppression of Radcllve, the Canadian hangman. Railclive takes great
pride in his gruesomo work and liis
strutting has offended ninny. Still, if
Society wants hanging, Society must
have a hangman. If men nro to be
lianged, it Is to be desired that the
Job be well done, and If nn artist in
his line Is secured wc ought not to
grumble if he takes a pride la successful jobs. Railclive is merely the hand
With which wc���each onc of Society's
members���grasp the throats of the
condemned and strangle out' their
lives. He does our work. Still those
who dislike their servant do not need
to clink glasses with hlin or Introduce
hini In their parlors or clubs.
In a review of; Queen Victoria's long
nnd brilliant reign the Oswego Times
makes a comparison with the progress and unification of Germany under
William I., and Italy under Victor
Emmnnuel, " hut," it adds, ' fon the
part of neither of theso great rulers
nor of their respective realms have
there been that calm and steadiness,
that evenness of Incident, the general
feeling ol security against serious
danger, accompanied by cunstant and
marked growth and improvement of
the national condition, that have
characterized the life and reign of
Victoria over England." Yet 6omo
chattel organs of the Canadian Combines nsk people to believe that Britain attalncl ijrcatncss fifty years
ago, and that she has been on tho
down grndo ever sinco sho got freedom of trade! Drltohs thrlvo In the
atmosphere of freedom. G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate  JBrokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Mat air furnaces set by CH. Tarbell.
Boston baked brans at the Lawn Party Tea to-morrow evening.
H.M.S. N'ymphe arrived at the Hay
Saturday evening.
New novels, plain and fancy stationery at Plmbury's.
The Presbyterian Church of Union will
be dedicated on Stindav the 25th of August
Plumbing done and baths put in by
Mrs, Ur. Runyon will leave Union at
Boon of Wednesday for Courtenay, and
aspects to be at the Hay by 4 p.m on
Mr. and Mrs. T. H, I'iercy of Druinnn
Island will take charge nf thc dining and
room department ofthe Nelson House at
Union Hay, Aug. 1, nnd will doubtless
dn much tn popularize the house.
Thursday afternoon Miss Brown and
her aeice were thrown out nf their buggy
in turning the corner in front of Thf.
News office but were not seriously injured.
Friday a Chinaman jumped off of .1
moving car in regain his hni, and fell under the wheels, crushing nne lei* and thc
font and ankle of the olher. He died of
hia injuries.
There will be a Lawn Social on the spa
cinus grounds at Mr. Louis Mounce's residence nn Wednesday evening nf tins
week. There will he music and refreshment booths and a tea frnm 6 to 8. Tea
3$ cents. This is in aid nf Grace Methodist church, and will afford a pleasant
Viclona, July 29.��� [Special to the
N*ws]���An Order in Council has been
passed appointing James Abrnins of Union Stipendiary Magistral and Coroner
for ihe Electoral District nf Comox
[Thn appointment comes late; nevertheless thc Government is tn be congratula
ted upnn having made a wise selection
aad one that will be mnst favorably re
ceived by the people nf the district.���
There are nnw (July 27) only two pa
tients at thc hospital. One of these���
Hilly Stevens - will be able, it is hoped,
to he out in two or three weeks. It was
thought he could neier survive,
fur he was terrihh crushed, but good
nursing and skilful surgery arc surely
pulling him through. Thc others have
all left cured, or so greatly unproved as
not to need hospital treatment. There is
a kind nf hnmi*hke air about the hospital.
Mr. andMrs. Reid. ire well liked, as indeed, they deserve tn be, for lhey are
discharging their duties with much tact
and judgement. The two nurses, Miss
Margaret Shaw and Miss Maud Smith
are untiring in lheir cure of the sick, and
are winning gulden opinions for their unfailing courtesy.
This week, as well as last���that prince
of florists���Mr. John J. K. Miller nf
Little Kiver Gardens, left a generous
basket of choice flowers���children of
beauty tn brighten hospital life. The
hospital is also under obligations tn Mrs
James Abrams, Mrs. Gen. Roe and Mis.
Adderton fnr flowers, Mrs. Abrams not
(forgetting tn send some bunks. Mrs.
Frank Patterson has been gond enough
to remember the hospital for two weeks
ia succession with 1 gift uf fowls; and
from Victoria came hi.lf .1 dozen fowls
the offering of M r. Alec. Shaw, brother
of Miss Shaw, the   nurse.
The following clever trade circular appears in the Westminster Gazelle���
Messrs Cecil,Chamberlain & Relatives
beg to inform the public and their pat-
rnns that lhey have just taken over ine
business of the
from the late firm of Roscbury & Co.,
and hope by strict attention to supcran
nuated prejudices and frantic appeals to
vested interests to obtain a measure of
One of their leading lines will be  an
unusually fine display of Peers���
"Cnmmnners are cheap today"
A very pretly thing in  Lord Chancellor has been secured.
Their spirited foreign policy can Ire
confidently recommended!
A trial of their new country fad Home
Secretary (direct from the farm) is earnestly solicited.
For the Naval and Military as well as
for the Postal Departments, exceptionally high-class managers have been appointed,
Punctual Attention To Orders.
{from publicans anil parsons)
Thk utmost civility
(especially to late Secretaries for War)
fSADSHURVS elf! rated flouts!
A c.ip;tal supply always kept in stock
on the shortest possible amice by
An experienced workman from
Money to Loan on Farm or City property:monthly repayments or
Straight Loan
Money loaned for private parties securing them 10% net.
Business ancl Residential lots in Union, for Sale on Small monthly payments.
Short notes discoun'.ed.
Fire Life ancl Accident Insurance.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table No.  24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. am Friday,   April   6th    180*.   Train,
run on Pacific Standard
<��� ������������f-f-tit. ���.,::���. ::j
'.i'^ilil 21 *i"*.*"."*,E2rSSS*** ������������
Our Vancouver Letter.
The Police investigation-A Sad
Drowning Affair- Vancouver
Compares Favorably with other
Cities -Interest in Mining Matters Leading.
Kditor News:���Your ever welcome paper conies to hand with unfailing regularity. 1 would be very lonesome without
it, und only hope it may go on and prosper In the future as it has in the past.
Perhaps a little of the current gossip
from lhe Terminal City may interest your
readers. Things are quiet here and have
been all the summer, if we except the all
absorbing topic of the Police Investigation which has assumed a magnitude undreamed of when lirst stared. So far
the Chief nf Police, thc sergeant, and
one policeman arc suspended from duty
and it is doubtful if they will be re'instated! and mure heads may go in the basket before it is over; for there seems Hi be
an earnest desire to probe civic afi'airs to
the bottom. As lar as thc invstigutiga-
nun hns gone it has disclosed an alarming irregularities, but enough to justify thu
holding of au enquiry���a thing which
should be done at least once a year lhe
same as a merchant takes stuck. This
leaving things ut loose end- is nnt doing
justice tn the public servants who do their
duty when lhey sec those who shirk theirs
get along as well as if they did it. Itut if
ever men needed to pray io lie-delivered
from their friend;, those policemen shuuld
do so. From ihe beginning there was
obstruction. Everything w-as done In
stop the enquiry um il the people were led
tn bilievc that there wits something to be
hid; and then public opinion forced the
thing along, until nnw nne of the Aldermen has been unseated for neglecting
his duly and two mure have resigned, nut
having the necessary qualification. This
was hoisting the opponents of lhe investigation with lheir own petard, as lhey tried
to disqualify Alderman Gallagher (nnt
ihe Telegram Gallagher) but in dicing
up his qttalilicaiiors it was discovered
he was all right, but the men who were
opposing him were all wrong. The end
is not yel, but it is clearing the civic at-
nio-pheie a good deal.
Ynu have no doubt heard if the drewn
ing of our friend Hambridge. il was a
lamentable .ilVuir and we could well spare
many others instead of him, lie was an
honest, upright man, and one that iri'-d
tn do Ins duty as well as he could. The
Typographical Union turned out to his
funeral which was an imposing nne. The
remain; were s,mt tn Toronto accompanied by his sorrowing young widow and
The pavine: nf Granville and Hastings
streets is pretly well along and with that
already done on Cordova, Cainbic, Abbot
and Carr.ill streets, makes Vancouver
compare favorably witli any city on the
Real estate has given o'ace in nur
minds here to mining matters and I think
it is a much healthier thing tn deal in
and likely in last longer and do more tu
do clop the country.
What a length 1 have spun this letter
to! Excuse me this time, and I will nnt
offend in the same way in the future*.
Yoars, Luke R. Haun.
They tell a stnry nf Hill Nye's intrn.
(taction in Sir Mackenzie Unwell. Hill
Nye sai.l, in his low-level, (bawling tnnes:
" Very li ippv In h ive the liinmr nf meet,
ing ynu, Mr. Unwell. Have heard vntir
i ame often when I was young. Am
relation to tie Hnwels of Cnmpus.inn ?"
Printer ami I'ablliher.
W. H. Walter & 8c n.
Any  Pattern or sire  made
to order.
Special Weather Proof Brick
KyNow  ready   to receive
orders for brick in an*** quantity
(eyJiryry f.'yyyiy.ryyy/yy.r.
It* ^- e-ete.
Comox, B. 0.
Choice  Family i'uockhies.
Ai.ho Flour, Fk.i.ii, Etc., at
:!*       LOWEST CA-5H PRICE.
F. Ourran
Mrs. Dr. Luella RunyCn
Graduate of the Philadelphia
Medical Colleie.
Removes Surplus Hair, Moles, Warts
and all Facial lilcnlbhes by the Electric
Needle Process.
Also removes Cnrn��, llunioiis and ingrown Toe-Nails without pain. Face
.Steaming Lotions and Cosmetics fur
sale. Treats both Ladies and Gentlemen.
At Waverly House. Hnurs: 9 a. m. to
3 p. nt.
All bills againjil>thc UniAn and Cnmnx
District Hospital must de sen*, tn J. 11.
McLean, .Secretary. H. 0. box Nn,  114.
On and after July 1st. I will let
single rigs for a drive to courtenay for $1.50.
A reward nl $25 will be paid for information leading to thc conviction of thc
person who recently killed a steer belong
ing to me 011 Rabsor.'s ranch.
Simon Leiser.
Noiice is hereby given that a Cnunty
Court nf Nanaimo will be held at Comox on Wednesday, the 14th day nf
August, 189; at the hour of 3 o'clock
in the afternoon.
Ily order,
11. Stanton.
Deputy Reg.
July 9th. 1895.
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the.', Canadian
Order of the Wnidinen of the World
meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday eve
m'ng at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited tn attend.
Gen. Hull, Secretarv.
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���t*��ix'''i**a'*ia**" SSSS ��� SS2
On Fridaya, Saturdays and Sundays
Iteturn Tlokota will ho Issued botwnen all
points for 11 turn and 11 (yiattor, good fur return not Inter than Sunday.
Upturn Tickets f<��r one anil a tinlf ordinary
fare niny ho ini'i'iin-cil' daily lo all i��i*,t��,
good for seven il 'Ni. Including <i��r of Issuo.
No lloiuni Tickets U-neil for a fare aad
quarter wlierti th.i Singh- fat** Is lww.ty-t*/
Through mien b-'tw-i-n VlrlorlaaKdConwa.
Mi'i'iiK'! uml noiiMini' 111 Ion Tickets can beta
tallied 1111 u|>|il(cul "HI"Ticket .Mp'al,Vietorla
Itanium's mid N'mininio Hint Ion*.
A. DUSSV Ullt. J0*!KI*1I HUNTM*.
I'ruuld"*". (������ill ����t��t
11 K.l'ltlOlt.
(Inn. KivIkIiI ami I'lMMtnr A��b
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
TJ3-TI02T B.C.'        '":
Pnurionay nnil llm K��> will he vtatwa �����������'
Wi-diic-dii) uf 11 rniHiii lor 1 ho pint ese. of 11m
pat'unts nt 11 illBiiuini wll1 receive rt-rly ot
tciitiiiii on iwioii-t ot tolei'hone nieiloKC-
oup stock is
Roods are The most Reliable.
1 PHI Right;
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