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NO. 149.       UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 1895.     $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
Bur cannot sell goods at cost on credit; consequently
g*j?*No Skimping in Weights and Measures'
at the
OTT^fl:BElE/IjA.3SriD     STORE.
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.2o, 1895.
-��� Union, B. 1 -*-
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books.
���~���.JJZ~ Ja. SPECIALTY.
imported and  Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
The Above Stores Adjoia, Wiitre Everything- of the Best in their Respective
lmea will bo found.
A. IP, Mc Lily re  Prop.
"DT7]*.T"iSr*E    BLOCK
Courtenay,   B. C.
Rougli and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
U!RdUHift.:R,T     BBOS.
EM VnU r*Sr   Ka  mm HI *fl"*r   SOI ~na BB
The Best MeUs on lhe Coart for 25 Cen s,
Elegantly Furnishsd  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
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
Spring medicines (of cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
If you want a HAT here is the
place to i1uy.
They ark going at rroular
wholesale prices- they are selling fast.
You can save 20% on carpets nv
HUYING   FROM   U.S.      WE   HAVE    THE
UNIQN, B. 0.
]9t Store In  William's  Block
Opposite Kllpatrlck's Livery.
The clouds hovered above just thick
enough to -shield from the sun. and kindly let down enough moisture to lay lhe
dust. There was no wind. All the fore-
noun our country cousins poured in, some
coming from the adjacent islands. The
committee had secured ar. idle day from
the company, and tho miners were out,
thronging the streets. The business hous
es closed at noon, and everybody entered into the spirit ofthe occasion.
'About 2 p. m. the shrill whistle of the
locomotive was heard and large numbers
went to meet the train, which contained
about 200 excursionists ffom Wellington.
As soon a�� practicable the Wellington
Colliery band took a position in front
and the march to the Athletic grounds
began, the reception committee in advance, the band next, then the excursionists, followed by the town's people who
had assembled to greet the visitors
During part of the afternoon there were
fully 1500 people on the ground. The
band in their new uniforms presented a
fine appearance and their music was
much admired.. The two -special features ofthe day were the bicycle race and
the baseball nntch. The bicycle race
started from the corner of First st. and
Dunsmuir av. and was to Courtenay
and b-tck. There were a mimber of en-
irets. The favorite was Geo. Creech
When, however, after the lapse of about
an hour lhe,flrst cyclist came in sight it
proved lo be P. McNiven. He came up
to the starling point in splendid style and
was received with deafening cheers.
There was no second in sight. Alter a
Uttle lime the others wheeled in. Where
is Creech? was the enquiry. Soon a bug
gy drove up with a broken wheel, it
seems lhat on the return, when near the
old chicken ranch, about 2 % miles out
of town- .McNiven and Creech were cycling along side by side when they met
one of Grant & Son's team**, the driver
ut whom was absorbed in reading one of
tbe attractive advertisements in the last
number of-Thk News, and the horses
became startled at the flash of the swift
living wheels, -shied right in front of
Creech. The result was a spill and de-
mo.ished bicycle The baseball teams
were in good condition and played a cred
ituble game. The score, as furnished us,
stood 11 to 9 in favor of the Weilinton
team. !t was amusing to witness the
interest manifested by ihe spectators,who
repeatedly cheered. The game was io:>t
to the Union boys by the little errors of
the fielders in the last inning, as up to
thai lime they were some tallies ahead.
When Palmer ofthe visiting team in the
second inning, caught a fly hot from the
bat, the crowd cheered vociferously. Thc
ball flew like lightning: when the catcher's hands closed on it you could hear
the sound .ill over the grounds. Worthy
of note was the work of Donald McKay
who sent the ball skimming a'cni-m the
field, allowing the man at the nrst base
to run in���a j-bayger hit.
The ball in the evening w;*s a most
successful affair. More than too couples
were present, and all available standing
room was occupied,
Some of the sports were omitted owing to want of time.    The following is a
too yds dash, H. Watson rst; T. Watson 2d.
too yds boys race, Robt. Whyte ist;
I>. Si rang 2d.
I mile race, T. Watson ist; Mr. Dot-
an 2.
Bicycle race, P. McNevin ist; J. Benny 2d.
Obstacle race, A. Hilbert ist; A. Mc*
Grcgor   2tl.
One foutth mile, T. Watscn 1st; M.
Dolan 2d.
Standing broad jump, J. Martin rst.
Dolan   2d,
Standing high jump, Martin 1st; McLeod 2d.
Running jump, O. Barber ist; McLeod 2d.
Running high jump, Martin and McLeod, tie.
Hurdle race, A. Barber ist; T. Watson 2d.
Vaulting, A. McLoughlan rst; J. Martin 2(1.
Sack race, Pcttegrcw ist; A. McCreg
or 2d.
3 leg race, Dolan and Hazleton ist;
Robertson and Hodge 2d.
Rifle shoot, Wm. Andrews won.
Base ball, Wellington.
Prize Waltz--A tie between Fred Hilbert and Miss Amelia' Hilbert and A.
McGregor and Miss Emma  Boskoski.
A gcneial meeting of thc committee to
settle the affairs of Saturdays Sports will
be held in the parlor of the Cumberland
Hotel, Thursday evening, Sept. 19th at
7.30 p. m. All having claims against the
committee arc requested to hand them
to J. Bruce, Secretary.
J. Wilks, Chairman.
500 pairs of wool socks to   be   cleared
at $1.50 per dozen at Leiset's.
jefhee 8l ffloofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc.,  etc
YACHT RACK���The Defender won lhe
race against llie Valkyrie III on lhe 7th;
on the ioili the race was awarded the
Defender under a claim of foil1, and on
the 12th the Valkyrie declined to race
on the ground that the waters were
crowded with other boats' A banquet
has been tendered Lord Dunraven by
the Canadian Yacht Club of Toionto for
his plucky contest, amid adverse circumstances.
Horseman ba'nquetted. ��� Dob
Johniton, cbampian amateur horseman
was banquetted by the citizens of Vancouver on Thursday night.
First prize won.���F. R. Black of
the Bank of B. C, Vancouver, has won
lhe first prize offered by the bankers for
the best trade essay.
HOLMES case.���Indictments for murder have been presented at Toronto, Indianapolis, Chicago and I'liilndelphia.
ST liEOER STAKES.���The race'for St.
Leger Stakes a; Donrasier meeting was
won by Sir Vislo owned by Lord Kose-
berry. Sir Vislo was the winner of the
Derbv this year.
MINE news.-The reduction of the
wages by the hunker Hill and Sullivan
Mining Co. controlled by the .Standard
Oil Trust, has the support of Idaho's
governor who has supplied arms to
Pinkerton thugs. Providing there is no
influx of labor from other parts, the
miners arc confident of winning.
Exploring The shaft.��� Word
comes from Hoiignten, Michigan that
search of No. 4 shaft in the Osceola
Copper Mine, for men entombed on Saturday has resulted in rescuing the bodies
of 25; four more are missing.
FREVOST AND Fai.wng.���Prevost is
undergoing examin uion on three charges of embezzlement. Bail in Faldiiig's
case refused.
The Trinity (English) church will be
opened on Sunday llie 20th inst. when
Arch-Deacnn Scriven of Victoria will officiate at 11 a. in. and 7 p. ni
At the Presbyterian church preaching
by thc pastor at thc usual hours next Sun
All interested in the public brass band
of Union are requested to attend at the
Oid Reading Room hall���now band
practising room ���Wed ndsday evening,
September 18th at 7.30 o'clock. A dozen good instruments have already been
Cen. Robertson, Sec'y,
and Industrial
Thursday, Oct. 3d.
At Courtenay,  B, C.
STEVESTON & CO. are opening up
new lines of fall goods, dress goods, ladies and children's underware, men's and
boys clothing, etc.,  at  Union  opposite
livery stable.
A couple of tomatoes on one stem from
the famous Little River gardens of John
J. R. Miller were placed on our table last
week. The largest weighed 2 V, lbs and
measured 17 inches by 12
The hospital indebted to John J. R.
Miller and Geo. Roe for ftawers during
the past week.
The monthly meeting of the \V, C. T.
*'��� will be held on the -6th Sept, at lhe
house of Mrs. Mel'hee, Courtenay at 3
p. in. A full attendance is requested as
it is first meeting of year.
Mr. Ralph Smith frnm Nanaimo, wbo
is at present in Union, will give a Temperance Lecture under the auspices of
the VV. C. T. U. of Comox, in the Agricultural Hall, Courtenay on Thursday.
19 Sept at 8 p. in.
Any person'or persons destroying ar
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union lire.very Company Ltd of Nanai.
mo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
On Tuesday thc 24th inst at 2 p. tn. I
am instructed tn sell at auction, at the
store lately occupied by V, C. Morgan, as
merchant tailor, stoves, tables, chairs,
bedsteads, lamps, picture frames, and
other articles to numerous to mention,
all without reserve.
\V. Cheney, auctioneer.
is offered by Ceo Heatherbell of Horn
by Island fnr the Best Lamb Ram sired
by a ram of bis own raising, which shall
be exhibited at the Agricultural Show at
Courtenay, Oct. 3
C.\Ml'liEl.i.At Union II. C. Sept 13th, /o$
Marguerite Eleanor, infant daughter of
Reginald H. andEleanor H. Campbell,
grand-daughter nf Edward H. Gillespie
of Statin Island, New York and Ihe late
Tlios. F. Campbell nf Liverpool, No��a
Scotia, a;ctl seven months. Maine,
New York, and Nova Scotia, papers
please copy.
Princess Louise left Friday with 66
tons of wash nut coal.
The Coquitlam left with 2' tons of
w, n. coal for Vancouver'
The Tepic and srow left Friday for
Vancouver with 200 tons wash nut cnal
for C. P. k.| 142 tons of wash nut etui
for the Sugar Refinery, and 9 tons coke.
The rapid Transit led   Saturday   with
23 tons of Comox coal for Tacoma.
Saturday the Thistle took 35  tons  of
Comox coal and left for the north.
The City of Nanaimo shipped 23 lows
of coal lor New Westminster.
The Costa Rica left this morning with
24 ;o tons of coal for San Francisco.
The Daisy and scow  left  or. Sunday
for Victoria witb 109 tons of wash nut
The Capilano left on Sunday with 91
tons of Comox coal for Vancouver'
The Miuneola arrived this moaning. WHO IS THE TORONTOHIAN ?
Woman to Steal I
From Her,
Ue Is the Leader of Notorious Thieves���Her
Name Ih Knherts Hint sh,- in the Widow
���f H Toronlo Merehaiil���She Mini a
Long and Adventurous Henri li. Hut at
1-iisl the "brooks" ore Located,
Tiie Xew York Journal contains this
Interesting story ns full of romantic
Incidents ��� nnd nerve-twisting situations nn a tale built of pure- ami unadulterated Imagination,
Samuel G, "Sheldon, lor a quarter ol
a century n mombor ol the Xew York
T'oli��� Department, iuul now manager
of tlie Citizens' .Secret Service Company, had an Important visitor yes-
Her name was Mrs Jerome BoTwrts
anil her homo Toronto, Canada. Early
in the spring of 181)0 Mrs. Roberts*
first husband died, lie left tho good
woman a Bnug bank account, a row
of houses on n Toronto avenue nntl a
fine house In the residential portion
of the city.
In the early spring of ]8D2 Mrs.
Roberts- troubles began. She bad
deeply felt tho loss of her husband,
who was a good man. Up to tliis
time hor life's path hnd been strewn
with roses, and she had. lind everything that heart could wish. Right
here Is whero the.villain appeared,
nnil before 1 go any further I want
to tell you, gentlemen, that this villain is one 01 the cleverest and deepest-dyed, cross-country thieves tliut
ever played poker with fate.
About that timo Sirs. Roberts wanted to send to a relative la the east a
miniature oil copy of a photograph ol
herselt as a birthday offering. She
engaged a young artist in Toronto to
paint the portrait. He was a talented fellow, but, as It ulterwnrd
turned ont, had that vein of villainy
running through his character that
can never be eradicated.
And now we qome to the chief villain of tlio drama, said Mr. Sheldon.
He was nn lueh or two over six feet
high. His hair was blond, eyes blue
and complexion light. His education
bad not been neglected. He was a
good musician, arid liis ability us an
entertainer was above that of the
average man. The strongest attribute of this smooth gentleman, however, was hia personal magnetism���
bis ability to worm himself into the
confidence of the unsuspecting wns
marvellous. This is Dr. Harry Jar-
ome, alias Johnson, alias Roberts,
and as clever a "wrong one*' ns ever
donned a derby hat.
In order to correctly portray the
likeness upou his canvas the wily
little artist prevailed upon the unsuspecting widow to "sit" nt bis
studio. Upon the occasion of ber second call she was casually introduced
to Jarome by bis confederate. Mrs.
Roberts was impressed by his good
looks and smooth manners, and although she now snys she felt a premonition of Impending evil she unconsciously played into the schemer's
hands by Inviting the artist and his
friend to call at her house. Jarome
made violent love to her. He represented himself to be a business mnn
of Hartford, Conn., displaying letters
of introduction to the best Toronto
families Irom men of the highest
standing in Massachusetts. Eventually he proposed marriage to the deluded woman nnd Was nceepted.
Yes, the marriage rea.lly came olf!
Of course, Jarome had money enough
to carry out thc Job. To the bride the
honeymoon was one long drawn out
month of dreamy happiness. Now observe the unfolding of the plot. Jarome received a telegram from Chicago
breaking to him the sad news of the
severe illness of his father. He must
go to him nt once. Oh, no, the trip
would be too tedlons for his dear little "wifey," he must go alone, nnd accordingly went.
' *'In the course of a couple of weeks
be returned to Toronto and told of the
vast amount of property that bad
been bequeathed to him by his father.
He must, locate In the West, he said,
and finally convinced the widow that
both their Interests would bo ndvufnicctV
by making Chicago tholr home. So
Mrs. Juroinc turned all lior property,
real and pcrsonnl, into gold. Jarome
then proposed that tbey mnko New-
York a visit beforo tbey settle down
to everyday life, and she, not suspecting that this was ono of tho moves of
the game, consented. They arrived In
New York city April 12th, and located
at ono of tho swell up-town hotels1.
The dapper little '.Inck-ln-thc-box,'
Spanish Jack, happened to land In
New York about tlio same time. Of
course It was only a coincidence. The
trio devoted themselves to knocking
out dull care by keeping up a mild
continuous round of pleasure. The
time to move to Chicago soon nrrlved,
and Jaromo prepared to mnko his exit.
" On tho morning of tlielr departure and just before starting, Mrs.
Jarome, accompanied by her loving
and attentive 'leach,' took from the
vault of a sale-deposit company In
42nd street all of her wealth, $32,000.
They, arrived at the Grund Central
depot-',A&*-wlw*��*before train time,
. unir]ifsl'n*''3m*j4r**'2nfl)e bail seated
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(en ' soriityhlng.     I neglcc,tedi,tcir-.te')��
.-Jackson t^lftj-rifHo tbat xrjjt/rtiiir.v
mntT*a"^*"-fc^JJ*SJS lleV-sfoppir/g; at
the Murray Hmr*>w��WQl^-i/un ' over
there nnd leave a note IoT^lm*. It
*���***! only take a moment, dear; give*
me your bag,  it would not be   safe
. .here.'
**-" -tit^ij^A}- went the $32,000.
" Jarome bad gone ' for keeps.' The
woman's awakening was pitiable, and
when tlie first faint gleam of ber bus-
band's deception dawned upon her she
immediately took steps to find him.
He bad left her a few hundred dollars,
so sho wns not entirely destitute.
Having heard Jarome speak so often
of his Hartford connections, she concluded to bcg'.n ber quest at that
point. At the Hartford House, Hart-
lord, she obtained, considerable information. Jarome was known there, but
under another name. His record
was bad. She learned of her huls-
bnnd's connection with some shady
work In Boston, and from here the
trail led hor to Albnny. At the old
Delavnn House one of the clerks remembered Mr. Johnson, alias Jarome,
and sent the unhappy woman on to
Chicago, and thence to San Francisco.
" Here she had Inserted in one of
tlio iocnl papers au advertisement
relating to the flight ol her husband,
and, In answer, received a note requesting ber to cull nt an offlco in
Randolph street. Here she met u
scoundrel named Ratlian. UN game
was to rob the woman ol her few
remaining dollars; and It Is now positively known to me that Ratlian
knew nt the time just where Jarome
was located. My connection with
the rase was Just this: Within a
week I have located every member
ol this organized band of thieves. I
have positively Identified them nil.
and have three of them where I can
lay my band on them almost any moment. When the matter wns first
brought to my attention I immediately threw out m.v lines. The man
Jarome, alias Johnston, the cleverest cross-country thief in America, is
in an easy berth in Sydney, Australia. Tlie other principal members
of the gang, Joe Carborita, alias
' Spanish Jnck.' .alias ' Sear-fncod'
Looney,  Is  in  Seattle, Wash."
He Tortures Alleged Pirates for Amose-
1 n.ent���l'unlshmeiits hi Ohina.
Notwithstanding the ghastly tortures and severe punishments Inflicted
In China, crime has Increased alarmingly of late. The Peking Gazette
states that last year 81 men were
summarily decapitated in the Province of Hunan atone for robberies of
tlie (teople. This list does not Include over 100 executions made In connection with the suppression of the
revolt of Kolas Hul, or secret society,
whose object Is to depose the present Mantchoo dynasty and put a
Chinese in its stead.
In Wlnchow the mandarin has recently taken the torture and punishment ot pirates Into his own hands.
He actually had all the inquisitorial
apparatus removed from tlie magistrates court to his owu official ya-
nien nnd tliere set up. Every day
two prisoners charged with piracy
are brought before him. and bo amuses himself by torturing them in all
the approved ways. The poor
wretches nre taken from the hideous
Jail, where vermin crawl over the floor
and walls, and the stench is unendurable to a European, to i the yamen
yard. They are, so loaded witli
chains that they have to be helped
along by an official on each side. Arrived at the yamen, they are made to
kneel, without trousers, on a great
heap of chains. Then a bar of wood
Is passed behind the knees, the back
is fixed against an upright post by
pulling the victim's queue through a
hole In It, the arms are stretched out
nnd fastened to a crossplece, and the
thumbs are securely tied with cords,
Then a crank Is turned, and the devilish machine strains all the cords sh
that the poor wretch's Joints nre
nearly pulled out of the sockets, and
the agony Is so great that the strongest man loses consciousness. When
the sufferer has lnintcd servants
rush forward, nnd while several throw
water in bis face others beat him
with limber switches. When ho Is
revived he is taken out ol the machine
and removed again to tBe prison. This
process Is carried on every morning
until the prisoner confesses or gives
up the ghost.
It Is snid that the Wlnchow mandarin enjoys his torturing with the
keen zest of a voluptuary, and that
he has devised several new and Ingenious variations tn tho process which
are warranted to produce acute agony without seriously Impairing the
strength ot the victim.
" See, indeed," says Jean Paul Ricli-
ter, " that your daughter Is thoroughly grounded nnd experienced In household duties ; but take care through religion and poetry to keep her heart
open to Heaven.'"'
Tho Queen of Italy has put the
phonograph to a novel use. Slio has
the rare gift of Improvising upon the
piano, but cannot recall the melodies
she evolves. A phonograph has been
placed upon tbo instrument and records faithfully all Her Majesty's
plnylng, to her grout delight.
How far a head of us they are In free
trado Groat Britain In the labor
movement Is strikingly brought out by
a conference of the numerous co-opeir-
ntlvo organizations to see what they
shall do with their surplus enshj It
is said that these trade societies have
,?2,500,000 of uninvested capital In
hand, which they are at some loss to
know what to do with to thet best
advantage.���Springfield Republican.
A very charming woman onco complimented Balzac upon his knowledge
of feminine human nature. " Yes,*' he
answered, " I know women, and by
looking at them can tell the story of
tlielr lives from tho day they were
born. Shall I ted yours, madam Vi
" Oh, not out loud, pray I" said the1
lAdjfeJA. a vast hurry, and then won-,
,dered why" every one laughod. i
' Tlie London public houses are rapidly tiring of the old pewter pots. In
their Btead glasses are becoming
popular. Just now the public control
department of the County Council is
testing beer glasses at the rate of
50,000 a month. Every one must bo
stamped beforo It is allowed to be
Mountaineers Say Ida Deckarrt is
an Angel.
Visits Heaven and Hell���From Her Trances
She Awakes With Messages From the
Blessed Dead In Heaven aod From Los
Son's In Hades.
Strange stories come from the mountain fastnesses oi Golinger county,
Mo. They say that Ida Docknrd, fair
haired, blue eyed, oi intensely lervid
tempera ment, a "sang" digger of
those wild aud rocky hills, lonely nnd
self concentrated, as are all mountaineers, goes Into trances, sees visions, believes that she makes visits to
heaven and bell.
A " church" has been organized with
this strange girl as its central figure
and accepted apostle. Her neighbors
of the mountain side, rude, unlettered,
supefstltlously devout, believe her to
bo an angel lu human form. They
worship her as such, and the "church"
i.s based upou their faitli in her.
Tlie girl is apparently single minded
and sincere. From her trances she
awakens with messages for the faithful, messages claiming to be sometimes from tbo Deity Himself, guiding
them as He guided the patriarchs of
old; also she brings word from the
blessed dead in heaven���according to
the belief of her followers���and from
lost souls In hades.
Her communications are listened to
by these primitive people with all the
reverence due to itno.nted sainthood.
Tlie "new church" of the mountains
lias now a membership of about 10U
���a centurion baud of mouutaineer
neighbors, firm and ardent in their
remarkable taith. Tbey propose from
now ou to " proselyte" for their
church and to spread their belief
throughout the world.
ltev. Joseph Schrader, a minister oi
the Congregational Methodist Church,
Is the recognized leader of the flock,
and in hia work ho is always assisted
by his partner, Rev. Henry Fowler,
who is of tbe regular Baptist Church.
These people believe that the world
has grown so wicked and indifferent
to the religion given us by God aud
taught by the apostles of old tbat
they will no longer heed its warnings ;
that man In his wickedness wholly
dlsregards the Bible and its precepts j
thut translators have perverted its
true meaning; that the preachers and
teachers of the present day are
false to all God intended them to be
truo to, and that the Father of all
has singled out und selected this "girl
angel" a medium through which to
communicate with thoso who are
truly His people.
This Movement started In a protracted meeting which Messrs. Schrader nnd Fowler were conducting, and
tlio excitement has ruu high ever
since with increased intensity, until
their laitb is apparently as solid us
the rock of ages.
The " angel" is the centre of attraction around which this little band
of worshippers gather. She is about
It) years old, a " sang" digger of
the mountains, with a limited education, of light complexion and not
at all hurt with beauty of lace or
form, but seemingly a girl of Christian training, wlio���if she knows���
must have been taught the art of
" faking" while away from her own
At irregular intervals she passes
into a trance, or what is also
termed by some of the flock " spells,"
and when In this condition it is
claimed she Is under the direct influence of the Lord, her spirit flying
away to the " laud beyond the sea,"
whence it returns bringing messages
to deliver to the people on earth.
In this condition sho will He seemingly semi-conscious for dnys, the
"spells" being broken at intervals by
a retura to consciousness, when she
converses with those about her in
reference to the trip from which her
spirit has Just returned, telling them
of the glories of heaven and of the
horrors of hell, npprisiag Individuals
of the fate which their relatives and
friends who have goue before have
met nnd of their own ultimate destination, then falling back into the
same condition to depart on another
The "nngel" in the opinion of those
credulous people is so far above sin
thnt sho enn never fall into wicked
ways and, In fact, is something fnr
more thnn human, around whose head
at times they claim appears a bright
beautiful luminous halo, an evidence,
they claim, of the dlvlno fnvor uuder
which hor life hits been placed.
Miss Deckard, the " girl angel," is
ns tenderly eared for as if shoiwere a
real visitant from the nenvenly
courts; her every want is provided
for by the believers, and she Is guarded from the profane with watchful
A St. Louis Post-Despatch correspondent intended one of their meetings recently and thus described it.
As the evening shades began to deepen
front every direction could be heard
the voices of singens���now on the
mountain top, now down In the ravine, yet all tho time approaching
nearer the meeting point, which is n.n
old, gray log echoolhouse situated
high up the mountain side.
The correspondent was alone upon
first arriving at this primitive worshipping place, and the gathering of
the "new church" was a weird and
picturesque proceeding. Looking down
from the log echoolhouse, the wild
gloom of the ravine deepened into utter blackness far below. Looking up,
the rugged mountain side climbed
toward heaven in Its grandeur, until,
far above, the light of the stars could
be seen shining peacefully earthward.
And, with the songs of the mountaineers echoing from all sides as they
drew nearer and nearer to the meeting place, it would be difficult to
Imagine a scene more entirely at variance with the prosaic and matter of
fact spirit ot the age, with whicli
these same mountaineers were also in
marked conflict.
Roughly dressed, some of the men
with their rilles on shoulder, the women, in calico gowns, with suubonnets
almost completely liidUng their faces,
the little congregation gathered by
solitary members, by two or in groups
that had collected along the way.
Mr. Schrader was among tbe first to
airrive, and he was quickly followed
by Ida Deckurjl, the " angel."
Quiet, almost shrinking in manner,
tins strange girl seems not at all Inclined to reap any advantages from
her position, either in notoriety or
otherwise. Sbe was very modest upon ber arrival at the " church," spoke
quietly to a few neighbors who greeted her upon entering and thon took
her seat well to the front and near
tbe rudely improvised " pulpit,"
which was to be occupied by the
Rev. Schrader. Wlieu the lull congregation thus assembled in the bare
room, there were probably 75 or SO
people present, beveral songs wore
sung before the " regular" service began, and mountain lungs made the
walls of the schoolhouso fairly ling
tilth tlie vigor of those chants.
The burden of their    favorite song
runs something like tliis :
My father took a light and went to
O, Lord, i am happy on the way 1
Ob, how loug am I yet here to linger ?
Bless the Lord, 1 am happy on the
way 1
The first stanza changes to mother,
brother,    sister    and so on,    till    It
takes in the whole list of relatives.
Rev. Schrader opened the meeting
with prayer and then proceeded to
carry out their haphazard programme
without Bible or hymn book���in fact,
guided by nothing save tlie messages
which lie affirmed that be had received from on high through his " angel." With mighty words he proclaimed the destlay of a fallen race,
admonishing worldly men to Join Ids
band of worshippers, accept the warnings sent through thc " visions" of
the *' angel," mixing with this many
peculiar references and mysterious
" explanations" given to John of Pat-
Never had it heen beard that tbe
streets of tlie ncw Jerusalem were so
heavily paved with gold, nor that the
nethermost pits were dug so deep as
they were there depicted by this stalwart preacher of the iorest, nnd as he
warmed to ills exhortation the house
echoed with groans and excited hallelujahs, in this corner they were singing oue song, in that corner another,
while yet another group were on their
knees around some sinner.
A man wns approached by a woman
nnd asked If he did not desire the
prayers ol the faithful, which he declined. Every member seemed called
upon to pray for this sinner, nud
some hall dozen dropped around him
and offered up a prayer after this
fashion :
"0 Lord, take hold of this poor sinner nnd shake him until his bones
eraek 1 Shake his sins out of hini I
Come right now���come right through
the celling! Stretch forth Thy strong
arm and strike him dead. Pound him,
O Lord, with Thy heavy fist until he
is bruised from head to foot I"
Suddenly the scene cbnnged nnd
Christian love became the theme, and
with shouting nnd singing nnd overturning of benches they threw their
arms nrotind each other and greeted
one another with the "holy kiss."
One zealous and excited brother ac-
tnally embraced the stovepipe nnd
discovered hts mistake only when he
burned his lips.
These people do not Join In with the
push and hurry ot the world about
them with nn endeavor to "lay up
something for a rainy dny," but,
rather, live in the sunshine nnd contentment of the present moment. A
pnlnful past or a rayless future never
seems to disturb their pence of mind,
but they live on In their free nnd easy
way, the men working n day now
nnd then nnd the women discing
"snng," on which they realize a
little* ready money. This, ndded to
the smnll crop which thoy find time
to cultivate tn tholr more Industrious
moments, provides thom with the
necessaries of life.
T.ley have great hopes nf their new
faith,' nnd evangelists will be sent
out soon to preach it to tbe world
at large.
Bnt the Best ot the tear Is Spent In Strict
The oddest temperance society In
the world is the abstaining commune
of Aehlykn, In Siberia, nil of whoso
members nre strict teetotalers every
tiny In the year except one. Regularly on the first dny of September,
year after year, all the adult members of the commune assemble in the
parish church, nnd everyone tnkes a
solemn vow before the altar to drink
no wine, beer or spirits " from the
morrow" of the following day for a
whole year. The clause " from the
morrow" Is introduced in order to
give them a rewnrd for their virtues
In the shape of a whole day ol drunken carnival, As soon ns thoy leavo
the church they begin to indulgo lu
a horrible Bacchanalian drinking,
Which continues throughout the dny
until neither mnn nor womnn in tho
village is sober. This Is naturally
followed by considerable suffering,
nnd then by mental remorse, whereupon thc penitent pnrlsh enters upon
Its twelvemonth of model sobriety,
nnd nil live like the Rechnbltes. Some
students imagine that this queer
proceeding may be a pre-hlstoric tribal custom.
No Minister Being There a Phonograph Was Used,
Small boys often ask 'their parents,
"How deep Is the sea?" The answer depends entirely upon tho sea.
The following table, compiled by one
who has Investigated, may help one
to tbe solution of one of the small
boys prdblems. Average depth In
yards: Pacific, 4,252; Atlantic, 4,-
026; Indian, S,'658; Antarctic, 3,000;
Arctic, 1,690; Mediterranean, 1,476;
Irish, 240; ' English Channel, 110;
Adriatic, 45; Baltic, t 43,���Harper's
Round Table.
A New York despatch says: Ministers wander away from Coney Island
in the summer time and leavo the
placo oiten lu charge of ono who takes
cure of his own. One more thoughtful thun nil the rest lott a Durlnl ser-
vico in a phonograph, lu ease of need,
and thnt is bow that Augusta Curr,
the fat tuny, was lurletl ty phonograph.
Deputy Coroner Stlllwell bad a.
phonograph with a trumpet us big us
tbo bend ol a drum, and a deep, sonorous voice. It was a reverent machine, too, and never iu its Hie had
It grouud out a dance tune or a music
hall ditty.
It is placed In the Deputy Coroner's
parlor right cluso to tho family Bible,
and flanked by the big plush photograph 'album,
Baby Burr was the biggest Infant
on the island. She was nineteen uiunths
old aud weighed ninety-two puunds.
She was exhibited lu a little tent near
tha Sea Palace Pavilion, und many
went to lier canvas abode to seo her.
Sho did not thrive well. She took
pneumonia last week oud died.
Her mother, a thin, nervous little
woman, was heart broken. She felt
still worse when on the funeral day-
yesterday week���no clergyman cuuld
be founa to give her daughter burial
according to the rites of tne church.
Sbe told Mr. Stlllwell, who. la his
ex olfielo capacity, Is an undertaker,
that sho would not be satisfied uuless
her daughter was buried as she
wished. "All the ministers are away,"
explained the undertaker, "but I've
got a religious phonograph which can
go through the service without a
hitch, for I've tried It. No hemming
and hawing und turning of leaves,
either. Iti Just .begins light off und
goes through  without a break."
A dozen or so ot the friends of little
Mrs. Burr gathered that afternoou in
tbo undertaker's bouse, at Graveseud.
The coffin was placed in the back parlor, and over it projected the great
trumpet of the religious phonograph.
Mrs. Stlllwell conducted tho service.
She changed the cylinders five times,
und from tbo opening to the close it
was Just thirty-five minutes. Au extra
" loud needle" was used, and the voice
from thc machine, as clear as a bell,
penetrated to all parts of the room.
Those wbo attended the funeral sat
with bowed heads and never looked up
as the cylinders wero changed.
Had a stranger been listening at the
door bo would have thought that a
minister stood beside the coffiu uud
spoke the words which rang through
tho double parlor.
First was tho Lord's Prayer,- recited
in a slow, impressive mauuer. At the
sound of the familiar words a spirit of
calm seemed to come into the room.
Theu a shrill voice, unlike the other,
���announced that the Amphlon quartette would sing " Nearer, My God, to
Thee," and four well-bleuded voices
sang the anthem.
Theu a passage of scripture nnnounc.
lug ttuit all flesh is grass was heard.
There was a buzz ol the cylinder and
then a deep voico pronounced the
words conim'.ttiug the body to the
" Blessed are the dead who die In
the Lord," tfere the words which rang
out witb greater distinctness than all
the rest, and then followed the beue-
The mother silently wept and the
frinds bore the body uwuy to its last
resting placo in old Gruveseud Cemetery.
Some time ngo the labor of deepening the harbor of Clotat was completed. To celebrato the completion of
his labor, and to make the occasion
memorable, tho contractor gave to
the members of his staff and the representatives of the press a bautpiet
unprecedented for Its originality. The
table was set eight metres below tbe
level of the sea, at the very bottom of
the harbor, Inside the " caisson " In
which the excavators had been at
work, nnd only the narrow walls ot
this caisson separated the guests
from tho enormous mass of water
around and above their heads. The
new-fnshloned bnnqueting-hall was
splendidly decorated nnd lighted,
and bnt for a certain buzzing lu the
ears, caused by the pressure of air
kept np In tho chamber In order to
prevent the In rush of water, nobody
wonld hnvo suspected that tho slightest Interruprlon In the working of tbo
air-pump would havo sufficed to asphyxiate tho wholo party. After the
banquet nn Improvised enncert prolonged the festivity for severnl hours.
after which tho ghosts reasoiendi'i!
Into the open air.���Harper's Bound
Babies in the first mouths ot life are
often by unwlso training wrought up
to a state of nervous Irritability
which ndds greatly to tho burdens of
those who have the cure of them, and
which could have been avoided had
they received judicious education;
whichi means had they lieen allowed
to develop in the way nature marks
out for each individual. A child born
of a delicate mother, and of a father
excitable and impulsive, with a nervous' Bystem kept in a state ot tension by the demands of business life,
nnd narcotized by tobacco, especially
needs Judlclons training. Everything
Bhould be dono to keep Its nerves quiescent, to soothe and tranquillize
them. The more It can be left to its
own' resource the better.���Womankind.       _	
Experiments that have been made
In Michigan show that in converting
wood Into pulp 125 pounds more pulp
to the cord can be made out of Jack
line than from any other wood. .an*. .!*��� .iK-m.' GL:.��. .t*i..::��. a*. �����..-Mtt-eiAi et.. Jk. .B m3>. ��,   J�� it1  ill 11 J��- -SI. .* ..iy
"Good gracious, I shouldn't have
known you I How could you make
such a fright oi yourself V" and Lilian
paused at the door of my room, her
beautiful- tace expressing nothing
short of consternation.
"If one does a thing of this sort
it is as well to do It thoroughly," I
replied, with stoical indifference, while
Rose broke Into peals of Irrepressible
I glanced at myself In the glass and
could not but own that her mirth
was Justified.
"I assure you this is a very well
thought out makeup," I added; complacently, as 1 confronted them, "antl
the disguise is complete."
"Oh, perfectly; that's the best
thing about it."
"And no om pise la likely to have
hit upon It."
"Most certainly not I" emphatically. "People as a rule try^to look
nice on these occasions; you don't."
"But���why not?" Rose usked.
"Because two of us ure enough to
do It, and you have both succeeded
admirably. Remember that Hose is
Miss Drayton to-night aad that I���
well, I'm nobody."
"But you must unmask at 12 like
the rest of us," Lilian saldi with
laughter in her eyes.
"Oh. yes, I'll unmask right enough,"
I assented readil|y; and I did not
think It necessary to explain that I
Intended to do so in the privacy of
my own room. Such an admission
would havo led to some argument,
and we had not time for argument
Just then.
We had few peoplo staying In the
house, and those few had only arrived that day, so that I had really
scarcely seen them. 1 felt protty confident, therefore, that no one would
know me, especially as I did not mean
to show myself till most of the guests
hnd arrived. So 1 stole sottly downstairs and took up niy position behind, a group of plants in the hall,
where the evening light still lingered,
asserting itself feebly against the
soft, bright radiance ol delicately
shaded lamps and Innumerable candles.
Hero, niyseh* unseen, 1 could see
everyone who passed, and should no
doubt soon ascertain whether Mr.
Hoare's friends were indeed the Jaek
Balfour I had lourned to love three
years ago. Despite tho mask I should
know him, his voice would betray
hlm> to me, and I waited and watched
and listened in a fever of anxiety as
ouch new arrival passed my hiding
It was a curious sight to see them,
and, preoccupied though 1 was, I could
not but watch the various picturesque
.groups of strangely contrasted characters with Interest and wonder. The
scene wae so new to me and I felt so
out of tune with the gay chatter and
careless laughter around that I found
it difficult to realize it was all a
dream, from which 1 should presently
awake with a start to the commonplace round ol everyday life.
Slowly the minutes dragged by, and
nuw the sound of carriage wheels on
the drive without became Iobb fre-
tpient. Dancing had already begun,
and the dreamy stratus ol the most
pathetic of vulses stole softly through
the house.
Either Jack Balfour had not come
or I had tailed to recognize him.
Whichever were the case, It would be
useless for me to wait here any longer.
I stepped out from my hiding place,
therefore, and mingled with the
crowd. Surely no figure there was
less recognizable than mine, with my
disordered gray hair breaking out
from under a brlght-hued handkerchief, and tho delicately done wrinkles
and linos that added so many years
to my darkly-tinted lace. As I was
ua turn Ily u brunette the coloring
seemed to go well enough with my
eyes, aad was unlikely, 1 thought, to
attract any particular remark.
" You are not dancing."
It was my brother-in-law who
spoke, and ho looked at me narrowly
-is he did so. He was not In the secret
of my change of costume, and evidently had no suspicion as to my
" May I find you a partner, or "
he paused, a little doubtfully,
" Your young friends are very likely
to care to dunce with an old croue
like me," 1 repliod, In a thin, cracked
voice that did me Infinite credit.
" Liko seeks like all the world over."
" Not hero to-night," ho retorted,
with a quick glance around the room.
*' It seems to me the uiost Incongruous
couples always come together ou th��se
occasions. Why, Charley, you don't
call thut a disguise I Any child would
know you 1"
1 turned eagerly to tho richly dressed Venetian gentleman whom he addressed, but he was alone. I hud not
seen hlui arrive, or l must have recognized him ut once.   Probably 1
" Havo you boen hero lotig V Leonard added, us though reading my
" No, we've only Just come. Balfour
had to run up to town on business,
and was detained. My cousin Milly
has co.no us ��� Lady Teazle.' Have Jtbii
seen her anywhere V"
" Thoro aro two Lady Teazles Iu the
drawing room. Probably sho is one ot
"Oh, no doubt I Caiverley, I wIbIi
you'd introduce me to Miss Drayton.
I've met her iu on Informal sort ol
wuy, but "
"Can you tell me which she Ib ?"
"I'm ulrald not, unless 1 hear her
speak. Can't you give me a hint as
to her dress ?"
"My dear fellow, it would be as
much as my life Is worth. Nobody
Is to know anything, unless they can
find It out for themselves."
"Then I must see what I can do."
"Perhaps thia lady can help you.
She seems to be one of those people
who dabble In magic and the forbidden arts."
I started Involuntarily as Leonard
spoke, (earing that he suspected the
truth, but his last words re-assured
"Cross my hand with sliver,    and
you shall learn much," I Bald, lu the
cracked voice on which I so Justly
prided myself. Mr. Hoare laughed.
" And shall It be to the point ?" he
asked, as he compiled with my request.
"That is as he fates shall will,"
gravely. "Seek her in Italy; and
when y��u find her���If, Indeed, you do
find her���you will know whether the
old fortune-teller spoke the truth or
"In Italy, eh I" and lie glanced up
and down the room. "I'm not well
up In the nationality of ail these
costumes, but perhaps you will kindly
enlighten me? I see they are beginning to dance again, so may 1 have
the pleasure 'of this valse ?"
And I danced with him; tor I had
a question to ask that none but he
could anawer, and I wanted him to
answer it without knowing that it
had been asked, which was no easy
"Have you no friend here who has
any curiosity as to the tuture?" I
asked him presently as we paced up
and down the hall. "I would willingly
surlsfy It if you hnve."
"My trlend's curiosity is more for
the part than the future," he replied, after a scarcely perceptible
pause. "Can you explain past riddles
as well as profound future ones'?"
"What Ib past is past, but if it
trouble him In the present it may
yot have far-reaching consequences
in the future."
"A most oracular reply I I must
certainly get him to consult you.
May I leave you here for a moment
while I go nnd look for him ?"
"As you please;  but If it is fated
that we Bhould meet, we sliall meet."
"And It may be fated that I should
bring about the meeting," und with
that he was gone.
The place where he had left me wns
a retired seat near the entrance to
the conservatory, which Just now
was deserted.
Could I wait here till his return?
Could I trust myself to meet Jack���
If, indeed, it should prove to bo ho
���even In this disguise; to talk to
him without the protection of a
crowd, and yet not let him suspect
tho truth 1 _
No. I could not do It. The mere
thought of such a meeting filled me
with unreasoning horror, and I sprang
up and fled down the dimly-lighted
conservatory. Irom the further end of
which a door opeoed on to the terrace.
As I reached it a man entered;
and I drew back hurriedly only Just In
time to avoid dashing into him.
" I beg your pardon I" we exclaimed -simultaneously', and then I
stood for a breathless moment confronting him, Incapable of uttering
another word.
For it was Jack Balfour 1
Fate had Indeed brought about the
meeting, nearly precipitating me Into
the arms of the man I was doing my
best to avoid.
" I'm afraid I startled you," he
said, peultently; and how my heart
beat us I heard the old, well-remembered accents. "There ts a seat
here. You had better sit down for
a moment."
And I sat down. I was trembling
so> that**. I had no choice In the abutter, for I could scarcely stand. My
silence seemed to puzzle him a little,
and no wonder.
" Can I get you anything, or call
anybody ?"
" No; oh, no 1 I shall be all right
In a minute."
" Hadn't you better take oft that
mask ?" he asked, abruptly; " It's eo
hot in here,'.' and he removed his
" No;' and I steadied my voice with
an effort. '* 1 must be going back to
the drawing room."
" Better wait a little longer," and
he sat down near me. " I'm not
either, we may as well sit It out. I
think I wns Just coming to find you
���at my friend's suggestion."
" Yes V"
'* He tells me you can help to solve
some ot the riddles here to-night."
" You wish to Identify some one ?"
" Not now'^���quietly���" your voice
betrays you]' and, Indeed, I had forgotten the part I ought to play.
" Why do you try to avoid me. VI?
I havo lieen looking for you everywhere."
" You havo been looking for me ?"
I repeated, in amusement.
" Yes ; why not ? When I heard
from Hoare that Mrs. Caiverley had
lieen a MIsb Drayton, I felt sure I
should moet you here. 1 came for
"Then���you really wanted to meet
uio ?"
, " Of course I did ; but only for this
once, Just to know that you aro
happy I Y'ou nro happy, dear, are you
not? Oh, don't bo afraid to tell me
so 1"
Ills voice was hoarso and broken,
his face pale with strong emotion.
What did it all mean? Why wna the
Biieai'.o of yenrs to be broken for this
once���"ionly for this once?'-
" Y'ou needn't think I'm going to reproach you���that I even blamo you In
my own heart ;'��� ho wont on. as I still
said nothing. What, Indeed, could I
say, In my astonishment and bewilderment ?    "��� I said I left you free, nnd
I meant It; and *'
" When," I asked'; and then, ns he
looked at me Inquiringly, " When did
you say that,'- I repeated, " that
about leaving me free?"
"When I wrote to you three years
ago���when; I left homo."
" But���you never wrote to mo."
"You don't mean to tell mo  that
" 1 have never had one line Irom you
since we parted���not one iu nil tliese
" But she promised to give it to
"She?"    Who?"
"Mrs. Baltour."
",Your stepmother.. I knew It, I
have always distrusted that woman,
though I never knew till now what
good reaspu I had to do so.    And you
did write to me?    Y'ou didu't Just go
away and forget*,?"
" 1 have never forgotten���never. I
went away for your sake more than
my own. My father wouldn't hear
of my marrying any one not of his
own choosing, and swore he would disinherit mp It I did. He went further,
and swore he would stop my allowance at once unlesa I married forthwith to please him. I couldn't ask
you to share such a life as mine was
likely to be for somo years to come,
so I wrote aud told you all. nnd left
you free'     What else could I do ?"
*' Why did you write ? Why did you
not come and tell me ? Why���oh.
why���did you trust that woman ?' I
said, thinking of tho long trouble and
misunderstanding which, somehow,
did not seem over yet; for now. that
we had met again, the meeting seemed to give him pain rather than pleasure, and he spoke In a strangely dull,
constrained tone thut was now to
t did It all for the best," ho replied. " It dlda't seem inlr to make
thlags harder for you by coming, und
she was sorry for ua, and tried to
make my father see reason���or so I
thought then. She promised to give
you the letter herself, and break the
bad news to yotr;, and I believed her,
fool that I wasf Would to heaven
T had never trusted her I" and he rose
and walked up and down restlessly.
"And your letter was uever answered," I said, sottly. "Oh, how
horrid you must have thought me I"
"I hoped you would have written;
but you wore so young. I thought
perhaps you hardly realized all that
the parting meant to me; that was
"I have been wretched, Jack;
wretched, und olu bo lonely I" und my
voice broke ina little sob. "Theparting, and the doubt and the long silence���oh, I Jiave suffered, too I" and I
held out my handa to him pleadingly,
feeling almost as though my ignorance of the truth had indeed been a
wrong to his loyalty.
"Poor child 1" be said, brokealy. But
he did aot take my hands; he did not
como back, but Just stood there, looking down at me with a great hopelessness In his gray eyes.
"But that Is all over now, Jack ?
You know   It   was   all   a mistake,
and "
"Too late!" he interrupted me, with
audden passion.    "If   only   you   had
watted a little longer "
"I���don't understand."
"Oh, I never ought to have coaie I
I would not, had I known���   This Is
good-bye, Violet; good-bye Indeed 1   I
will never troublo you again."
"But why. Jack, why ?"
"Why?" he echoed.    "Why?"     Becauso I love you   "too    well, and���I
daren't 1"
Ile broke off abruptly, antl turned
away, and in the silence that followed I heard light footsteps danc-
Ing down the conservatory, and
sprang up, but too late to fly. Rose's
quick eyeB had already detected me.
"VII VI1" she cried; "I want you I
Ono ot my partners has been telling
me that some one you used to know
Is here to-night, and���Jack," she broke
ott abruptly���"la It all right? Have
you explained everything?" eagerly
"I have beon explaining to Mrs.
"Mrs. Caiverley?" she repeated,
wliile I looked at bim In astonishment.
"Of course *. how else could I speak
of her now ?"
And then Robo began to laugh���a
rippling laugh of delicious enjoyment.
"Poor Ltllani!" she exclaimed. " You
see your disguise Is too complete, Vi,
nnd he doesn't know you after all. Oh,
I must go and tell Lilian; how gratified she will be."
"Tell whom?" and Jack strode after her, as she was moving away.
"My sister Lilian���Mrs. Caiverley."
and she looked back atyiiim gaily,
"Do you understand now ?"
Apparently he did, and the explanations that followed amply satisfied us
Stray couples wandered in and out
of the conservatory and talked nud
laughed to the soothing accompaniment of tlie distant dance music; but
that conservatory was a very large
one, and none of tliein penetrated to
the retired corner where Jack and I
sat. busy with recollections ot the
past und plans for the future.
He was free to make plans now,
for the unexpected death of a wealthy
relative of his mother's had lett hlin
a rich man; so that in any case be
would henceforth be Independent of
the father who, lor the lost three
years, had practically disowned him.
His stepmother had done her worst,
and sbe hud failed. She bad deceived
him, and played him false throughout.
She hnd let him know of Lilian's marriage In terms that left him to suppose that I was the bride; and a
Ukeness of my sister���whom he hud
never known since she was n child���
In one of the Illustrated papers had
completed the deception. How could
ho doubt lu tho face of such evidence
as that ?
So Lilian wns right after all; and
beforo another six months had olapsed
Rose wus Miss Drayton���not by my
permission, us on the eventful night
of tho masked ball, but iu her own
undisputed right.
It is u dignity ivhluh I havo reason
to bellevo slio will shortly exchange
for that ot the married state, and
tho grantor glory of Mrs. Charles
Hoare; when Miss Drayton will, so
far its we aro eoncoraed, become extinct forever.
(The End.)
At a match for the amateur goll
championship, finished at St. Androws
some weeks ago a competitor appeared one morning in a new suit of a
vory decided pattern. His play was
much Bhort of his usual form, and he
aliased several easy putts, at the first
three holes. Turning to his caddie,
he despairingly exclaimed t " What
on earth can be the matter with me
to-day? I played a great deal
lietter yesterday." The caddie,
thus appealed to, looked solemnly In
his face, and replied: " Ye sud nlver
play a match in a pair o" new
breeks, for ye'll aye he thlnkin' aboot
them when ye sud be lookin' at yer
baT      ,
A wealthy resident of Birmingham,
England, who made most of his fortune manufacturing idols for the people In India to use in worship, is going
to give a handsome sum of money,
after his death, to help the missionaries in India make war uguiast idol
The recommendation of the Committee of Weights and Measures to
tlie British Parliament was in favor
of tlie establlsluuient of a general
metrical system; tlie system to be
legalized at once, and to lie rendered
compulsory nfter the expiration of
two years. There Is uo questioning,
says Industries aud Iron, tlie benefits
which would result from the adoption
ot the metrical system ; aad It Is to
be trusted thnt some actioa may
speedily be taken In the matter.
Oue of the most curious human
freaks iu existence lives iu Mudisou
County, iu this State. The freak is
a negro boy uow over 21 years ot
age. The boy's head is of immense
size, beiug fully fifty inches iu circumference. He Is about three feet lu
height and has never walked, although his limbs seem perlectly
formed. But although he does uot
walk he gets about briskly by rolllug
over und over. It is a novel sight to
see tho boy make himself into a bail
and go tumbling about tne house. The
boy is very intelligent and delights in
talking to strangers. Hts mother has
Indian blood in her veins and lias resisted bitterly ull attempts of museum
men to secure her sou lor exhibition
purposes.���Florida Tinies-Unkiu.
Here are some maxims oi .he which,
11 only some tire lived up to, will help
to nutke tlio wheels of llie ruu more
smoothly: Keep ,good company or
none. Never be idle. Cultivate your
mind. Make few promises. When you
speuk to u person look him lu the
face. If anyone speaks ill oi you let
your life be so that no oue will believe It. Live up to your engagements.
Keep your own secrets. Earn money
belore you spend it. Live within your
income. Never run into debt unless
you see a sure way to get out of it.
Never borrow If you can possibly
avoid it. Never speak evil of any one.
Be Just before you are generous.
Small and steady gaias bring the
kind ot riches that do not take wings
aud fly away.
Stone, like lumber, Requires seasoning. Stouo is often spoken of as the
synonym of solidity���"as solid ns a
rock,*' we say, but, as a matter of
fact, stone Is very far from being solid.
A cubic foot of the most compact
granite, lor instance, weighs about
164 pounds, while a cubic foot of Iron
weighs 464 pounds. This plainly shows
that in between the atoms which
compose the mass of the most enduring stone there, exists much space for
air, moisture, etc. This seasoning of
stone, prior Ior use for building purposes, has beeu well understood by the
architects of all ages, but in the
modern rush of the nineteenth century
building too little attention has beea
paid to It. Now It enters into the calculations ot every good architect.
The statistics of churches In the
United States show thut there are
In that country 143 religious de-
denuiu millions, besides a. number of
unussociated churches and congregations. There aro 165,177 congregations and 142,521 church edifices
wblch have sittings Ior 48,504,863
persons and ure valued at $079,630,-
139. There wero in 1890 at the lost
census 20,612,800 communicants.
Those In the teu leading denominations were in numbers us follows:
Roman Catholic, 6,231,417 ; Methodist Episcopal, 2,240,35-1; Regular
Baptist, colored, 1,348,989 ; Regular
Baptist, South, 1,280,066; Methodist
Episcopal, South, 1,21)9.1)70; Regular
Baptist, North, 800,025 ; Presbyterian, North, 7*8,224; Disciples ot
Christ, 641,051; Protestant Episcopal, 532,051; Congregational, 512,-
Reports show that the Baptists in
the United states havo 1,022,217 more
members, 10,209 moru churches, 8,027
mure ordained ministers, 5,000 more
Sunday schools and 812,801 more pupils than they had ten yoars ago,
while the benevolent contributions
havo more than doubled. The Increase is at the rate of 102,000 members, 1,0011 churches, 80(1 ministers uud
31,000 Sunday school scholars a year.
More thau one-lifth ol ull the Protestant church members, one-sixth of
the Sunduy schools and onc-seveuth of
the Sunduy school BChulars are Baptists. Ol educational Institutions the
Baptists havu seven theological
schools, with sixty-seven Instructors,
937 students and properly valued at
$3,517,103; thirty-live universities
and colleges, with 722 instructors,
9,385 students, *.uti ol whom are preparing lor tne ministry, iuul $19,379,*
sua ol property.
The Janseulsts  were  the   followers
of Jansenllls,  the Bishop    ol     1'pres,
born In 1585 ; died In 1038.
The Church ol England was so
culled because its Jurisdiction did
not extend outside ol that kingdom.
The Mllggletoniaiis took their name
front Mtiggielou, a self-styled
prophet of the seventeenth century.
The non-seeturlnus are thus denominated because they claim to tic
unfettered by the bonds of sectarianism.
The Qabrlelltos had their name
from Gabriel Schorliug. Tbey were a
German sect of the sixteenth century.
The Lubadlsts, a body of German
religionists of the seventeenth century, were named from their leader,
The Apollinarlnns were thus called
because the originator ol  their sect
was Apolllnnrlus, the Bishop ot Lo-
The Plymouth    Brethren,    a   sect
fnuuded In 1830, was named from
the city where their organization
was effected.
The Covenanters were so called because they formed a solemn league
nnd covenant agaiast the desigas of
Charles I.
Tho Lollards, a sect of Reformers,
were named trom Walter Lollard, or
Lorlllard, who was burned for heresy
In 1322.
The Adamites, a sect ol the Fourteenth century, were named from
one Plcard, who called himself Adam,
the Son of God.
The Baptists had their name from
John the Baptist, tliey claiming to
perform the rite nf baptism In the
manner that be did.
A Vlrtlft to Wuodstuck College.
A proinlae made a year ago, to lecture to the ooys at the Woodstock
Baptist College took ma to that
beautifut town aud noble college, Oct.
Tlie visit was delightful In all ways.
A finer lot of boys I have notation
in a school of ucademtc grade. Full
of physical vigor ami healthy spirits,
they are the stuff ot "which good
students and strong men arc made,
and seemed to give promise of equal
success in tlie lecture-rooms or in tlie
magnificent campus which is adjacent to tlie college buildings.
The spirit of the school is notable.
The serious purpose for which it exists is never lost Bight of by the teachers, and the whole place is pervaded
by a healthy and cheerful earnestness. The Woodstock musters, aro
men who have wou distinction as students, and are gifted "with the teaching faculty. Principal Bates, who
has been in charge of the school two
years, is proving himself possessed of
unusual administrative ability, and is
mucli loved by the students.
The Baptists uf Ontario have a
peculiar fondness for " Woodstock.1"
Nearly ull our ministers were once
students there. Aud the college itself,
aB It now stands, has such aa equipment for its great mission that it is
easy to become enthusiastic over It.
The buildings are lurge, splendidly
located, and admirably adapted to
their use. No school in Canada, so
far as I am aware, has a finer
dining hall, or better class rooms, or
more comfortable dormitories; and
the $145, which pays for board, tuition, heating, lighting, laundry and
Incidentals, puts the advantages o f
the school within the reach of ail except the very poor.
The -development of the collegiate
schools all over the province haa
affected attendance at schools of the
grade of the Woodstock, as attendance at the New Kngland academies
was affected, under similar conditions,
about a score of years ago. But this
will be temporary only here, as, it
was tliere, since the superior advantages and Influences of the Christian
residential school puts it on a higher
plane than a town public school can
be; and I believe1 we shall see an
attendance of from 200 to 800 before
many years have passed away.
0. C. S. Wallace.
Toronto, Onty
A sad sequel to the wild rush Into
the Klckupoo reservation was viewed
la Guthrie on Wednesday, when a
man named Valchester from South-
eastera Kansas drove through the
city oa the way to liis old home, having in his wagon a coffin containing
the bodies of his wife and child, who
were killed ia tlie rush for claims at
the recent opening. In the first wild
rush Vatchester's wngon struck a
stone, partly overturned and threw
out the woman and little one, who
were trampled to death by a score or
more of horses. No man ever made a
sadder Journey than this poor man
on his way to his old home with nil
he possessed and all he loved. H��
had made a struggle for a new home,
and Just as it came in sight death
claimed ids wifo and child, killed in
the mad rush for land.���Syracuse
How often do wc hear of this In
domestic life at this day.? But what
Is more appalling than the living body
made repulsive with skin and scalp
diseases, salt-rheum, tetter, eczema
aud scrofulous sores and swellings?
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
is the positive cure for all of these
diseases. If tnken in time, it also
cures lung-scrofula, commonly known
as pulmonary consumption. By drmr-
Keyser, N. C.
Dr. li. V. Pierce: Dear Sir.���When
about three years old I "was taken
with mumps, also had fever, finally i
had thnt dreaded disease, Scrofula.
The most eminent physicians in this
section treated me to no avail. I bad
running scrofulous sores on left side
of nock and face. 1 was small ami
weakly when eight or nine years old,
and in fact was nearly a skeleton. Six
bottles -nr Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery wrought marvelous changes. Although the sores were healed
In eight months, 1 did not quit-taking
It until I wns mre It had J teen entirely routed from my systom. Tlie only
signs left of the dreadful disease are
the senrs whicli ever remind mo of
how near deaths door I was until
rescued by the "Discovery." 1 nm
now eighteen years old and weigh
148 pounds"; and have not been Blck
In five vears. Yours respectful Iv,
Agent for Seaboard Air Line.
Por constipation and headache* use
Dr. Pierce's Pellets.
" What makes men of mature years
wear so sad nn expression?'"
" Probably they are bo mortified to
think they have forgotten all they
thought they knew* wheu they left
It is thought that John Howaon,
the ten-year-old Wulkervllte boy who
had his skull broken: by a baseball bat,
may recover. THE WEEKLY NEW, SEPT. i7,  1895.
Published Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M. Whitney Editor
Qn. Venr    ft CO
Six Months      lis
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eighth ool   per year     'He "ti
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Local iiotif.os.per lino         -U
Notices   of llirtbs,   Marriages   nntl'.
Deaths, ;o cents each insertion,
No Advei'tisinent inserted for less thnn
50 cents.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Summer Shirts
The Emperor William looks to the j
army io put down socialism. If be tries it, ;
he will probably lose his crown. The
adoption of wise reforms and pulling ]
his trust in the people would be die beat I
way to remove discontent.
We are glad to note that the strikt
as a means of settling differences be.
tween employer and employe is comintj
into disfavor with all classes. As it in.
jures the wnrkingman quite .is much as I
the capitalist, this is not to be wondered at.
The reports from Alberni indicate im
pnrtant developments. Of course there
is excitement among those who want to
acquire riches without earning them.
Hut sensible people will slick :o lheir
business. It is belter to be .veil off,
than to have merely the prospect of
great wealth.
A great deal of interest is manifested in the yacht face, but what does it
signily? The yachts are neither ol
them distinctive of nationality, nor clo they
illustrate anything practical in sea-craft
They are playthings, important because
costly and repieseming a phase nf sport
confined to the rich. To us ihe simple
sports of the common people are vastly
niore interesting.
The prompt capture nf Falding and
Prevent is what was expected. Tbe
provincial police under thc superintend
ency of Mr. Hussey has demonstrated
time and again its ability to bring fugitives to trial. The government has wisely left the superintendent untrammel-
ed. giving him full power of removal
and appointment; and his brill mt administration of the affairs of his depart
ment amply justifies the confidence ic-
posetl in him.
To W. II. Mclnnes, ESQ. :
Sir���We the undersigned electors of
Vancouver Electoral District, having noted with approval the siand tnken by you
on the questions of litrilT reform, provincial rights and nthei leading issues of
the day, and having confidence in lour
ability to enforce your views on these
subjects, and believing that you will be
able to secure the necessary political influence at Ottawa to have atteniion paid
tu Ihe more special needs of our district,
do hereby respectfully request that you
allow your name to be placed in nomination as a candidate tn contest this constituency at thefortwith coming election;
and we do hereby pledge vou nur hearty
support, and do promise lo use all fair
and honorable methods to secure your
election, should you see lit to accept this
Dr. McKechnik, A. Wilson,
H.J. Komi:, K. K. Tavi.ok.
K. Smith. R, Johnson,
Anp 347 others.
Summer Suiting
on ihe people. It compels ihe consumer
to pay tribute to the manufacturer rather
th.m 10 the government. The result of
the Protective policy in Canada has been
to increase the cost of living; to build up
a plutocracy, and to keep the country' hi
a state of commercial stagnation. The
need of Canada and liritish Columbia in
particular, is a reduction in the cost ot
production.  To this end the tariff should
be lowered to the mimimum of necessity,
bearing with special lightness, if at all,
on the necessaries of life, tanning  imple
ments und machinery for ihe devclope*
ment of our natural resources.
On the Manitoba  School  Question,   I
take the position that, after the  I*riv\
Council of Great Uritain decided that the
Acts ofthe Ma ni 1 obi Legislature abolish
inif separate bchools and establishing uniform State schools, wa-  conslmt-
lional, lhat any subsequent interference
by the Dominion Government mut rial \
altering the tenor of such legislation  was
an unwurrentcd invasion of Provincial
Kigllts.    It might   have been advisable
however, for the Federal Governipont lo
have  requested an assurance  from the
Manitoba Government thai their schools
should be Stale schools in fact-- being
neither   Protestant   nor  Catholic���and
thereby affording  no grievance to an)
religious denomination.   JJpt the pohc\
the Government has seen (it to pursue in
issuing the Remedial Order, commanding
the re establishment uf separate schools,
was harsh and retrogressive, having an
inevitable lendenc) to embitter and prolong sectional differences in a voung and
prosperous Province, where the unity of
tlie people is most lo be desired.
The Conservative Government has per
-.istently ignored the rights of this Province ti Urger appropriations for public
works.    In view uf the unlimited  wealth
of ottr natural resources; and their generally inaccessible and undeveloped run*
dition, we have a right to expect unusual
assistance; especially so as wc pay more
per capita into the federal treasury than
any nther province) and lhe Government
iu less proim-ii.g parts lias been  lavish
to excess.   The Government has discrini
inaled unjustly in making appropriations,
having neither regard to economy or lhe
needs ofthe country���a course  which, in
spite ofthe burdensome taxation has pro
duced enormous deficits as well as unlimited 1 orrupiion.
Chinese Immigration continues 10 have
a baneful effect   on   our labor   market.
The present restriction on their entrv  is
inadequate to remedy the evil and should
be largely increased.
In view ol lhe great deposit of precious
metals in our Province, I believe that the
establishment ofa mint in liritish Columbia wuild do much tn develope and encourage our mining industry.
Considering the magnificent possibilities of our Province, the most alert and
liberal treatment should be given  in all I Courtenay  and  CoittOX
branches of Dominion *-er"ice.   The p:>s*
tal service and navigation facilities of this '
district, however, are quite inadequate to
j our growing state and require improve*
I ment on a more generous and progress-
! ive basis.
These and other questions of public in-
! terest to our District I will take an  early
opportunity of discussing fully with the
j electorate.
I In conclusion,gentlemen, I am a Brit
I ish Columbian. I am familiar with the
! recources nf our Province  and  have  un
bounded confidence in its future greatness. In soliciting your support, I appeal to you on the above  principles and
on tbe general policy ofthe Liberal party
of Canada, fully believing that   they are
I best calculated to   develop our District,
I enrich o'.ir Province and bring the greatest good to our common country.
We are determined to close out our Summer stuff at  less than
wholssale prices.    All other goods  reduced  away down.
are selling goods from 20 to
% less than you can buy else-
EpS^S"**   Sale continued during* August.
in Great Va
The latest in English and Scotch Tweeds.
LA WSON Sf McLEOD, dunne block
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
  UNION   BRICK   Y'ARD   B.  C. 	
anufacturers   of Handmade  Sand   Stock   Bricks.
Special   Patterns Now On  Hunt)  For Chimney  Head", Cornices  Elc
Riverside floteli
Courtenay, B. C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop.
f, ���     Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
(|       Good Table
Till      ,,nr\
7t,\      Courteous Attention
UNION Baktry
Best of Brew
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will
B. C.
I, Cake-
be a
Tuesday's and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Banaimu Saw Mill.
1 HAVE 01'I.NI li A *HOP
On DiinsMir Ave,, Uiiioi
Where I am prepared to do ai! kinds
Tin work
Job work-
quisition anil to thk electors ok
Vancouver Electoral  District:
GENTLEMEN���In response to the
gcneial invitation and generous assurance of support from lhe Liberals of Vancouver district, I have the honor to announce myself as a candidate in the Libera! interests at the ensuing Dominion
I am A Liberal and accept the platform
adopted by the National Liberal Convcn
tion at Ottawa in 1S9J.
I believe in Free Trade. A tariff is a
restriction on trade���a contravention of
natural methods ; and if tolerated at all,
should be adjusted to lhe requirements of
revenue, and not to tho advantage ofany
favored class. A Protective Tariff is an
unnecessary and therefore unjust burden
Pursuant to creditors trust deeds
j    act 1890 and amendments.
I     NOTiCE is,hereby given that Robert
j Graham carrying on business in lhe District of Comox, British Columbia as an
I Hotel   Keeper has by  Deed dated the
] 12th day   of .September,   iSoj  assigned
I all his real and  personal estate whatsoever, to John llruce of lhe loven of Cum-
! berland in thc said Province for the pur
pose of satisfying ra'enliK and porpotion-
atelv and without  preference or priority
his the siid Koberi Grahams' creditors,
The said Deed  was executed  by the
said Robert Graham and  the sairl John
llruce on   the  121I1 day nl September I
- 1895. and ihe said Assignee has undertaken and accepted the trusts created by j
I the said Deed.
All persons having claims against lhe
said Debtor, Ruljeri Graham, must for-
I ward and deliver full particulars of the
j same fully verified m said John Bruce,at
j Courtenay, li. C. on er before the 26th
day of October, 18115.
NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of lhe Creditors of ihe said Robert
Graham will be held at the Hotel premises of the said Robert Graham in the
said District of Como* on Thursday the
3rd day of October 1895, at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon.
YaRIiwood & Vound,
Solicitors' for the Assignee.
Dated at  District of Comox  Ihis   l6tl)
day of September 1895.
Will be sold bv Public Auction, if not
otherwise disposed of, on Tuesday 24th,
September, I ve acres of land, adjoining
lhe Courtenay townsite, containing thirty
eight lots. .
Particulars can be obtained of Mr. M,
Whitney of Thk Nkws or of Mr. Jos.
McPhee, Ciurtenay. Terms on date of
��ash and Doc;
���11 ���:i>JO���<l���
(P.O. Drawer 88.  Teloplioi e t'nll, 191
ft;?" A complete slock of Rough  and
Dressed Lumber always on  hand.    Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all  kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
l.o. o. F., No .11
Union Lvdge, I. <"), 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock, Visiting brethren cordially invited te attend.
Win. Anthony, R. S.
And will endeavor to give i atisfaction and
hope to receive '
a fair share of r*   IT  Xnrhpll
public patronage.*��-��� a a. I oil l.'UI
CTIOIO"B-=3T    ,
IP j, -r :m.
Lowest CASH Price
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .i A.M.,B.C,R
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full of thc moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S, McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
0. F��� meet in theil lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. tn. Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,  I. O. O. P.,   Union,
Meets first and third Wednescays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Win. Anthony, Scribe.
Kelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
! Order of the Woodmen of the World
! meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday eve
! ning at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cor-
i dially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will suil as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers
and freight mny offer
Lea.oVictoria, Tuesday, In in.
"   Nanallno for Coniox, Wednesday, 7 fl. m
Leave Coniox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7a.m.
"     Nunnimo for Vicioria    Satui-dcy, 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Miss B B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and Piano fur practice.
XI et ami St. Junius St.
To order
I'loiupt delivery.  Pei
Sow Mill.
All Kinds of Hough and
Dressed lumber always on
ha.-.d and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
tumping clone at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and
hand and delivered
lime on
at short
R.Grant ��c L. Mounce, Proprs.
I VERY-eee
I ii.ii prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B. C
On Sept. 13th the annual Sunday
school picnic was held as ugu.d on judge
Crease's ranch. The da) was fine and
the Joan brought several people from Co-
tnox. while the Hornby folks came in
small boats.
After spreading the tables and panning of lhe luxuries for appeasing the appetite the customary sports began. The
games were numerous and very exciting
as well as laughable, especially when the
ladies took their share of contesting for
the various prizes which were generously
given by Mrs. Nixon���selections from
standard authors. The last field spon
was the fo.nb.ill match, boih sides striving for the goal when Darknes-. as umpire decided ihe game in favor of the
parly ahead at the time. In the evening
an enjoyable dance was had, Percy Smith
one John Ford furnishing the music, 'The
ladies of Denman Island deserve mil h
praise for the hospitality displayed by
them and the production of an admirable
The f'lowing were the prize winners:
100 vds dash 1st p, W-sley Piercy; 2d,
Fred Piercy. 75 yds race-under 15���
1 p, John McMillan. 75 jds, girls under
15, 1st p, Maggie McMillan; 21I p, Ellen
Piercy. 50 yds���under to, 1st p. James
Swan; 2d, p, Irvine Piercy. loo \ds���
3 legged race���1st p, W. Ik F. Piercy; 2d
W. ilaikie and John Ford. 50 yds sack
race���Ist p, VV. Piercy; 2d Fred Piercy.
100 yds hurdle race, 1st p, VV. Piercy; 2d
F. Piercy. 50 yds men's egg race���ist
p, \V. Piercy; 2d, F. Piercy. 50 yds ladies egg race���1st p, Mrs. T. II. Piercy;
2tl p, Mrs. McMillan. 100 yds���prize
cup for all comers���VV. Piercy. Hon.
skip and jump���1st p,VV. Piercy; 2tl, VV.
Kurd. Running high jump���1st p, W.
Piercv; 2d p, Albert Graham. Standing
high jump���1st p. W. Piercy. 50 yds
wheelbarrow race, ist p, VV. li.ukie; ad,
VV. Ford. Throwing heavy hammer, t*t
p, John Ford: 2d, \V. Ford. Pitching
caber���tit p, VV. Piercy; 2(1, J. Ford.
In 1851 the America went 10 Europe
and won the cup against 14 contestant-.
Since then the contests for it have been
as follows;
In 1870 Magic beat the Cambria. In
1871 the Columbia and Sappho beat the
Livenia, four nut of five. In 1876 the
Madeline beal lhe Canadian schooner
Countess of Diifferin, of llellville, Oni
11 1881 the Mischief and Grade beat the
Canadian centre-board sloop Alanta. In
18S* the Puritan heat the Genes'tn. In
1S86 the Mayflower beat the 1'nlatea.
In 1,887 'ho Volunleet be.it the Thistle.
In 1893 the Vigilant beat lhe Valkyrie II
In 1895 lhe Defender beat Valkyrie  III.
All my outstanding accounts have been
pi iced iu the h inds of A.D. Williams of
Union for collection.
J.I. Crant.
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dui'Smuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where I will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agcnr. ror the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don and the Phosnlx of
Agent tor the Provincial
Building and Loan Association ot Toronto	
Union, B C.
J. A. Ca-thew
TTx-rro?T, b. c.
Having taken ibis house, except the
bar, I shall  be  pleased to receive the
patronage ofthe public.
Hoard per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 re,ts.
T.J. I'iercy.
OfHvii ltooin 'i, Mcl'lioe Sc Mooru li'lcl'it and at
P. O. UK'WEr.   is.
tt^i2cy}y'y^^y^y:y}yy^y^.ry^'..y^��� ry--y>
I F. Outran S
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Hay. It has a good house, barn,
chicken hou-e. and 20 acres of cultivated
and, all in good condition.
J. W. McKenzie, Courtenty
Courtenay, May 131b, 1895.���To all in
terested: I have this day appointed Mr
Tom Heckensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to die r*nlev estale due
ing my teinpory absence from lhe distiicl
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
8LY unb��S:
I have moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs 11ff.ee, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
UNION,   B.   C.
Will handle all kinds of g ;ods,
Farms Produce
Give us a call
���OF THE���
and Industrial
Thursday, Oct. 3d.
At Courtenay,  B. C.
WH Davidson,
now ready for the reception of
guests. First class accommodai ion
fok the travelling i'l'ui.ic. katks
REDUCED TO  reguwr boarders
By the month, $25.
By the  woek,   $6.
Single meals, 50 cts.
Tickets for   21    meals,  *$5 00
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.-
���bce   il,   J.U3
Spacious Billiard Room
and new-
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Work-, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following; Bicycles'
H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Beastnn, Hiunber,
Rudgc, New Howe and Whitworth. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Great Reduction ii. Prices.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time  Table  No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. tu. on Friday,   April   8th    1805.   Trains
run   on  Pacific   Sumdaid
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Union Mines
Furniture    Store
A   Full Line of Everything
Including Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,   and  our
woven wire
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On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Hut urn Ticket*-) will b t it-jnuci b-stw fien nil
Fotius for a faro and a Q-uartor, ROoU for return not I-iut than Sunday.
Return Ticket*** for onnan-i a half ordinal-*
farti may hu I'urclmec.r dnilj* to ull pnints.
notid for aevt-n daya, Including day of let-uo.
So Roturn Tickets in-iie-l for u. fnro and
ouarter whoro thtj siuglo fum i-i Lwouty-fiv
Through ratoa botwoenViotorlaand Comox
Mf'oago and Commutation Tickcf*-jinn he oh
utiiodoiiKpi'liontlontoTloket Agonc, Victoria
Diiiitiau'-i tmtl Nanaimo Stattoiiti,
PreHdept, (Jrn'l Haul
dan. Fi'tii*ltt. and l>ns8cmfer Ai(t.
, 3, ip*
House and Sign Painter
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and  Decorating.
All 0rder3 Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
or Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
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���| and [������
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.O.
| o I o j o I o I o I o 1 o I
Watchmaker and Jaweler
Genarai worker in Metals
Jobbing of all kinds
Office and Works   T1""* ���stTt. nc,lr
NBWB ollice.
���CTUIOiT 33. C.
Wf conduct every branch of the
Undertaking Business including)/
Embalming, and keep all necessa
ry supplies
Grant & McGnaor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JOMF.S, Proprietor,
���        M.VML'PACTUHKU LF
Sarsaparalla, Cbnmpagno Cider. Iron Phospl-ates arid fiyrupa.
Bottler  of Diffeient,  Sianila  of   La(*cr lleor,   btciom Buer and Porter
.Ag&nt for th^, Union Brewery Company.
QJJ~b~2~lST.JA~m, B. O.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable R?tos Always on Hand,
,'.   Teaming Promptly Bone,  .'.
I presume we hare used over
one   hundred  bottles of Piso's
Cure   for Consumption  in  my
ara   continually   advising others
family, and
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is tho
I ever used.���W. C. M[LTenberber, Clarion, Pa.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso'3 Cure for Consumption, and nover have any complaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dae. 21st, 1894
Q-TJUSTS!       C3-TJjsrsl       o-tjtnsj
My Stock for 1S95 is now arriving and  when complete   wil
be the largest in the Province.
Winchester nnd Msrlin Riflei
in every calibre made.
Greener, Tisdall, W. Kichardi
ind   Clabrough  Shot   Guns.
Reloading   imls, Game h.igs,
Cartricljj,cs, Powder antl Shot,
Full  Catalogue  now out.
CHAS.    E.    TISDALL,   Vancouver.
All persons driving over the wharf or
oiidges in Comox district (aster ili.in a
walk, will lie prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent,
Persons using the inulei and horses of
lhe Union Colliery   Co. vciihout  permission will be prosecuted according 10 law.
h'.l). Litlle, Supt.
Nanaimo Cigar Faciory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Benton Btreet      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures thc finest cigars an
employes none l��t white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when you can obtain a .scpkkioi  art
CI.K for the same money FOR FAM MD QABDHI.
Seasonable Notes of Interest to
Tt) overcome the scarcity of miter
for irrtgatiou la the went, huge reservoirs might be constructed to con*
servo tho flow of [all ami winter,
which uow goes to tlie gulf unhindered. The uae of all this supply
would go a long way toward making
practicable a complete system of irrigation, which as yet exists only In
the desires of the people.
After the fulled States civil war,
when wheat was near $^ a bushel, it
was the custom to measure it twice
to be sure ui u proper count; at thu
recent price ol" io cents or less some
thought it uot expeuient tu measure
It at all, but to griud it up with outs
or coru for uu effective ration for
five-cent hogs.
Weeds do uot act toward us as some
other pests���without a i-ede-tming
trait. They are nmuug nature's
great fertilizers. They spring Up
irom every barren or unoccupied spot,
and begiu the work of absorbing nitrogen Irom the air ; tueu die uud decay, carrying this nitrogen iuto tlie
soil. Witli sunshine aud moisture this
land becomes productive* but they
must be  kept under control.
The air Is a great storehouse of fertility, and by its action ou the earth
the elements of fertility . contained
within the two undergo available
transformation, und cultivation favors
tlds action to the greatest possible
extent, so that increasing yield of
crops and increasing fertility result.
To deliberately arrange for the putting iu 14 hours a day out of every
1!4 ut manual labor on the farm is
out of reason. It is not consistent
With our true ideas of existence. From
duwu until dark is a long time lu
the early summer, and it should uf-
ford a period of rest iu tlie middle of
tbe day.    It will pay iu the eud.
Land crtn not be over cropped if
supplied with plant food equivalent
to that removed by the'crop, and if
the robber weeds are kept down ; but
deny yourself the proceeds from a
poor field for a few year-* nnd begiu
a systematic course of renovation;
you will lie repaid for both time aud
Ncw process oil meal costs about
$20 a tone in the States, and has a
fertilizing value of about the same
only. Feed it first to the stock and
it will then have about two-thirds
of tho original value in the manure
pile. Only thus used Is It a good Investment.
The toiler In the soil sliould not
perform a single day's work wttjb
dull Implements, nor with Implements
which are not In the best repair,
that less effort mny be required of
both himself and his team. He should
be as careful as the machine to have
sharp tools with which to work.
The quiet disposition of the Poland
China hog, which enables him to lie
down and grow fat after eatiug, is
much In his favor ; and then observe
liis broad, deep shoulders, well-sprung
ribs, making a broad back aud loin,
the broad, deep sides, and the long,
thick, meaty ham. In all respects he
is a typical porker.
Swine breeders have more universally improved their stock than any
other class, because pigs readily
show thc benefit of Improved breeding, and every farmer now knows
that it will not pay to Iced the old
scrub hogs while the Unproved pigs
mature in less than a year, ready
for market.
March is a blustery month, and
either February or April is a better
month for pigs to come. April b-ns
the advantage in that It is Q more
settled month nnd warmer, nnd grass
has made a start. With young sows
farrowing their first litters this Is
quite an Item, enabling them to provide a better quality of milk for
tlielr offspring. '
There Ib hardly a cheaper way of
growing pork than to allow the pigs
the run of a good clover field, giving a
good dailv slop feed in addition. A
good breed farrowed In April, under
good treatment, will maintain a
growth which will fit them for market in good season In thc fall cu* early
It i�� not far out of the way to ns-
si-rt that not less than 2o per cent.
of the possible output of pork in the
United suites goes glimmering each
yoar on account of neglect on tlie
part or farmers to make tiie most of
the plgB, Hog cholera does not commit half thi- ravage.
Experiment with cotton seed and
cotton seed meal shows that by Booking it In water until fermented, and
the fermentation over, hogs have no
trouble resulting from eating it. it
in rich In nutriment and fattening
qualities, but feeders have been discouraged by tlie attendant dhngern.
Hogs eat it heartily.
Select your brood sows from large
litters and good milkers, when porkers
are wanted, aud this feature will become a permanent characteristic by
careful attention for a few years. The
boar should also be chosen from a
large litter. This is uot in point If
the animal is to breed for show.
The man who Is known to be a careful and practical stockman has a nice
string of details in his rearing of pigs.
They must have a clean place, a dry
place, plenty of exercise, plenty of
Btmshlne, aud Just the right kind of
food; and there are many minor
points which only observation will
Some seem to be keeping hogs only
to be In the fashion. Their motto Is
"root (hog, or die," A hog Ih a hog,
they say, nnd likes mud and filth, and
lie shall have It. Thua kept, a hog
may bring a little profit, but nothing
ia more likely than that such swine
will oat their heads oft before market
Greasing fowls is an objectionable
procedure" ior a good many reasons.
A better wuy to rid them of vermin
U to dip them lu a solution of tobacco, kerosene aud carbolic acid.
If buildings can be kept clean, aud
none but clean fowls be put into
them, the trouble is over, but the
process needs repeating occasionally.
No single article of diet for laying
hens is so detrimental to egg producing as coru, aud it would be better to see that they have a supply
of something else before they are
turned out to nm in the fields.
No single article Is more conu���olve
to egg production than milk, and It
should be made a staple lu tho diet
of the bens,
Put tho poultry house lu or near
tho orchard. Even plant a plum
thicket for the chlckeus to ruu In;
it will bo good for both; and shade
Is a a Important consideration for
fowls of all ages and conditions during the heated term* Next, keep a
little flock of guineas to watch out
for hawks and othor Intruders,
Whatever kind of chickens you
have, give them thoughtful care. It
is easier to keep the flock thrifty
than to euro them after disease become** prevalent, Let the poultry
houso be well ventilated day and
night at all seasons; fumigate often, nnd Ite scrupulous about pure
food aud water. It is nut a question of luck, but ouo of cure.
Where farmers permit fowls to
shift for themselves they are often
a nuisance. Such men are right In
declaring that poultry does not pay.
It is a fact uot to bo doubted, as
far lis they are concerned. Bless
us, that is just tlie way we used to
care for our hogs, but we know better now.
Egg and feather eating la ii most
annoying practice. The Canadian
farm poultry manager says that the
layers should be kept iu activity,
that there must be plenty of rooiu In
which to scratch, that tho fowls be
given plenty of green stuff aud green
cut bones, and that nest boxes should
be kept dark and of not too easy
Poultry yards often become offensive nnd unhealthy. They should
not Only be well drained, but it is a
wise plan to spade or plough them up
once a mouth during the summer. The
top of the ground might be first profitably scraped and carried to the vegetable garden. Iu such cases lime always comes into play.
So important is the question of
pure drinking water with the fowls
that some nre of the firm opinion
that an Impure -supply i.s tlie cause
of most of that trouble to which two
givo thc name of cholera. After the
interesting time of hatching Is over
and the chicks are running everywhere, It fs so easy to neglect things
of -tliis kind. Clean the vessels
every dny. '
It is only after quality is known,-ns
In tho case of the'Beckel pear, that
a fruit of common appearance can be
sold. TUoso who retail fruits in the
city markets find that those of good
appearance pay best, Irrespective of
quality. The largest nnd best looking arc first disposed of.
It In a mistake not to manure old
orchards. Very often this is the
reason they fall to give satisfaction
when they reach full growth. If
these trees appear healthy, and yet
make no growth, very likely It is because they aro hungry for fresh plaut
food, and noed to be manured.       <
The scarlet Clematis Is a native of
Texas, originally. It is of a deciduous habit, dying down to the ground
In the fall, poshing up vgorously again
when spring comeH. Its bright scarlet flowers come in July, at which
time thc plant presents a beautiful eight.
A thing of beauty Is often a .thing
of use. There Is no better plaut .than
the common periwinkle for planting
under trees or In dry and sheltered
places. It roots from every joint,
which touches grouud, hence Is a good
plant for binding tho soil of banks to
prevent washings.
It is sometimes desirable to fill up
lots in whicli trees are growing. If
around the trees the filling isun be
made with stones, gravel or quite
sandy soil, so that air can lie carried down by water to the roots, the
trees will not seem to mind the
change so much; often not at all.
There is always a demand, and a
growing one, at that, for nuts in the
towns and cities, and the wood itself
of such trees will more than pay expenses !n the end. If some attention
were paid by fanners to the planting
of nut-bearing trees to-day it would
without doubt prove to be a profitable venture.
We can hardly afford to spend a
whole year lu raising a crop which
must lie shipped and sold lu a day or
bo lost. Dried, evaporated or cu lined
fruits and vegetables bear shipping
thousands of miles, and have a whole
year for sale and consumption. It
behooves producers to huve or to find
some way of providing for BUCli a
disposal of their wares.
There should be a variety In our
orchards simply because of a difference in root habits being less exhaustive of the soil; then, some trees are
uot self-fertilizers, and need other
company; climatic conditions act
variously upon the different kinds,
and there is less danger of being
robbed of our orchard all nt once.
Uo not try to make a cheup job of
putting out the orchard, Vou plant
an orchard once in a quarter of a
century, and it is better to do it
right. Never buy stunted trees from
tlie nursery, ami do not stunt them
In their growth/ Protect, mulch,
prune and spray them, and never stop
because of the "trouhlo."
Young Girl Rescued From an
Early Grave.
Pale, LlHtleHH aad Weak, Hie Victim ofa
tUckiug Cough, Slie Was Apparently
Uolug Into a HapUl iletlluo-A Vase of
t(e��l< Interest to Every Mother lu the
(From tlie Cornwall Standard.)
It Is now n common thiuii In this
locality to hear (leuplo acknowledge
the wonderful licncl'it tliey hnvo derived Irom llie use ol Dr. Williams'
Piuk I'ills, and It Is not to lie wondered at that the druggists flud the
sale 61 thia remarkable medicine no
large nnd yet constantly Increasing.
Wo coitld give any number ol Instances of splendid results following
the uso of I'ink Pills, but so ninny
of these uro well known to many of
our renders us to not need recapitulation. However, now and again a
case of more tluin usual Interest
arises, and wo will give the particulars of one of tliese for the benefit
of the public at large. Some yeurs
ago a young girl ol 14, a daughter
of Mr. Leon Core, a well known iuul
respected resident ol Cornwull, began
to show serious symptoms, und eiiused
her mother great anxiety. She was
just at the critical period of lier life,
and medical aid was called In nnd
everything done to help lier.    But it
Many men Uo because the nerve
centres, weukened by the Long-con*
tinned use of tobacco, become so affected that tliey are weak, tired,
lifeless, listless, etc. All this can be
easily overcome If the tobacco user
wants to quit and gain manhood,
nerve power, and enjoy vigorously
the good things of life. Take No-To-
Bac, guaranteed to cure or money
refunded by druggUts everywhere,
Book free. The Sterling Remedy Co.,
No. 374 St. Paul street. Montreal.
merely a shadow of her former
appeared to be useless, and week after
week she continued to glow worse,
until It wns evident she, wus fust going Into a Cec'iiue. A backing cough
set in, jind the poor girl, who was
formerly pluiup nud healthy looking,
with bright rosy cheeks, began to
waste away, and in it few months
wus merely n shadow of her former
self. Her mother had about lost all
hope of saving the youug girl's life,
the doctors being apparently
unable to do anything to check the
ravages of the mysterious disease. At
length the mother's attention was directed to Dr. Williams' l'luk Pills, aud
she decided to give them a trial. A
box was taken, and, as the girl did
not show any visible signs of improvement, her mother was on tho point
of discontinuing the medicine, when a
neighbor persuaded her that a single
box was not n fair trial, and Induced
her to continue the Pills. By the
time a second box was completed
there was some Improvement noticeable, and there was joy In that small
household, and no more persuasion
was needed to continue the treatment.
The use of the Pink fills wus then
continued for some months, by which
time the young girl had completely
recovered her health and strength.
To-day she is the very picture ol
health, nnd the color In her cheeks
Is as bright as It was before her Illness commenced'. To those who saw
her during the days of her Illness und
BiiHeilng, her recovery is little short
of a miracle. Mrs. Dore freely gave
the Standard reporter permission to
publish an aecouut of her daughter's
Illness and recovery. She said she
could not find words strong enough
to express the gratitude for the miraculous cure this great life-savlug
medicine had effected In her duuglitar's
case, und she hoped ber testimony
might be the means of lending others
slmllurly afflicted to give theui a
After writing tlie above the reporter
again called on Mrs. Dore und read
It to her, usklug lier if it wus entirely correct, she replied that she
would like to give even strouger expression to her appreciation of this
wonderful medicine, Sho further said
that Piuk I'ills hail greatly helped
self. She had been suffering from the
effects of un attack oi' In grippe, and
the Piuk Pills Iuul restored her to
health. 'Her (laughter ulso expressed
her gratitude Ior the extraordinary
change this medicine had wrought In
her henlth.
In the case of young girls who uro
pule or sallow, listless, troubled with
a fluttering or palpitation Ol tho
lionrt, weak and easily tired, no time
should lie lost In Inking a course of
Dr. Williaiiis' Pink Pills, which will
speedily enrich the iuoou, and bring
a rosy glow of health to tlie cheeks.
Tliese pills are a positive cure for
all troubles arising from a vitiated
condition of the blood or n shattered
nervous system. Tliey uro a specific for troubles peculiar to females,
correcting suppressions, irregularities,
and all forms ot we'll kness.
Manufactured by tho Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co,, Brockville, Ont., and
Schenectady, N. \\, und sold in boxes
(never In loose form or by tiie dozen
or hundred) nt 50 cents a box, or six
boxes for '$2.50. Mny be had of all
druggists or direct by mull from Dr.
Willinms' Medicine Company at either
address.     j	
" Woman s Intuition," says the corn-
fed philosopher, "is easily explained.
When she guesses right she talks
about It (or the next three or four
weeks and when she guesses wrong
she talks bo fast about something else
that yon forget she ever guessed."���
'Indianapolis Journal.
Girls Will Bwear to   Pur.haslng   Alleged
Ohseene Literature.
Wm. Nutt and Wm. Harrison, the
Dereham men charged with selling
obscene literature In the shape ot a
book published in Chicago aud entitled " Snfe Counsel," will come up
for trial nt tlie Quarter Sessions to
be held hero in December. The presence of several young women from
Dereham who will be subpoenaed as
Crown witnesses to swear to the purchase oi the book will likely make
the case somewhat sensational.
The Crown claims that sixty books
were sold In one lino of tlie township to boys and girls. They allege
that the agents for the work never
approached the older heads at all, but
confined themselves to the lads nnd
lasses.���Woodstock    Sentinel Review.
ISSUE NO. 35  1896.
In replying ta any ot these adyertli*
menba, please mention thia paper,
Graduates nf Alma Commercial College are
now holding lucrative position** in tin* h-a-Hnu
ritiea of Canada ami tlie United States. Full
coursestd HooklCi'ephiR, li-nouogr9.pby.Type
Writing, Penmanship. Coriilieaiei-aiul IMplo-
maa granted. Young ladles pursuing tlio nhovp
course* cun also enter for Mir-nc, Kink AitT.uk
Ei.orvTH)N. tm up. Calendar giving low rates.
For u very stout woman yokes of
lace or embroidery form a pretty nnd
fitting finish, tu summer 'gowns.
These, '.I the wearer has a well-
shaped neck, Khouid be left a bit low
In front, with a scalloped edge of lace
or needlework turned up, otherwise a
high or medium neckwear will cover
al) deficiencies.
One Minute (nre > or lontbacbe.
Mngical lu potency and power, penetrating at once to the diseased nerve.
Nerviline���nerve pain cure���euros
toothache In' a moment. Nerviline,
the most marvellous pain remedy
known to Hcionce. may be used for
all nerve pains. Test at once Its efficacy.
The writer of fiction had been out
very late, but when be got home he
explained bis tardiness at length, and
with great minuteness. His wife listened without comment until the end,
"Well," he eaid, after a gloomy
pause, "doesn't that explanation satisfy you ?"
''Perfectly," she replied. "It was
lovely. Only, .lohn, doar, I think it
is very extravagant of you to squander so much originality outside of
your business."
Easy ? Yes, If you go about it
the right way. (let the best always, Putnam s Painless Corn Extractor never fails to cure. Acts In
twenty-four hours and causes neither'
pain nor discomfort. Putnam's Corn
Extractor extracts corns; it Is tho
is weakening. You cannot afford to fall below your healthy
weight. If you will take Scott's
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but it is absolutely true.
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The Busy Life  of  Sir  Henry
HiB Toll More Exacting Than it Day Laborer's���C nrtous Dutlo. Be Had to Perform
���The yueeu's Imperious Selfishuess���
Sbe Care. Little for Men. Her Own
Comfort Her Chief Solicitude���Sir
Henry'b Retirement ao Irreparable Loss
to Her Majesty.
It Is only when old nntl gray-haired
members of the royal household drop
by the way-side, exhausted by age
and toll, that one begins to realize
how far advanced In years Is Queen
Victoria, and to what extent she is
matriarch, not only among the ilOO,-
OUO.OUO people subject tu her rule, but
also to the inonnrchs of the world.,
Cien. Sir Henry 1'onsonby was a young
officer of the Guards when ho became
attached to the court in the capacity
of equerry to the Prluco Consort at
tlio close of the '50's. Vet the Queen
was already a grandmother at the
time and had wielded sovereign power
over a filth of tlie globe lor more thnn
two decades. Some months ago, warned by the tragic sudden death at
Osborne of his Hie-long colleague, (Jen.
Sir Jolin Cowell, like himself a victim
to overwork, Sir Henry tendered his
resignation to the Queen, manifestly
desirous of escaping a similar fate.
But ut the earnest request of Her
Majesty, wlio pathetically pointed out
to hlui that, brokea as she is by age
and Infirmity, the close of her reign,
which would relieve bim of his labors,
cannot be far distant, he consented
to remain in harness, and It is in
harness, says a charming writer in
the New York Tribune, that he has
been stricken down, the last, save
Lord lirldport, of those old and
trusted attendants who entered Her
Majesty's service wTiile ber husband
was still alive. slt must be very sad
for the venerable sovereign to see
these, her contemporaries, thus vanishing Into tho grave, and it is not
difficult to appreciate the utter sense
of loneliness und desolation which she
must suffer by their disappearance*
Few people save those acquainted
with the conrt and official life of
Great Britain have any idea of the
arduous work entailed by such u, position as that which Sir Henry Ponsonby lias filled im private secretary
to Her Majesty since 1S70. In addition to tho care of tho Queeu's own
vast private correspondence, the management of her estates ujul intimate
attains, tliere is scarcely a Government office ot importance which does
not send every day to the palace at
which Her Majesty may be residing
boxes of' documents, orders, warrants
anu directions, requiring the royal
signature and immediate attention,
and Just in tne same way thut copies
of all important despatches received
at the Foreign Office are at once forwarded to the Queen, so, too. aro all
papersi of any moment submitted in
draft to ber before being sent abroad
by the Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs. Indeed, it is thanks to this
practice that war between Great
Britain' and the United States was
avoided' in 1801 in connection with
the. Trent aiiuir. For, had tbe despatch drawn up by the English Cabinet been forwarded to Washington in
its original lorni a conflict would
have been inevitable. It was only the
very radical and couciliatory changes
effected by the Queen and lier husband
in the draft that deprived the document of its oilensive tenor und that
rendered possible an amicable settlement of the trouble. All theso papers
pass1 through the hands of Her Majesty's private secretary, who is necessarily a member of tho Privy Council, since It Is Indispensable that, a man
intrusted with so many state secrets
of the utmost moment should be
bound by some more serious and stringent, obligation to discretion than a
mere personal sense of duty and honor.
The work commeuces usually before
IU o'clock la the moiniug the Queen
looking Into every matter, usking
innumerable questions, requiring miu-
ute explanations of every subject, often having the leading newspapers
reud to her, aud despatching every
item of her huge correspondence in a
sharp, peremptory wuy which renders it difficult to make auy suggestion or to get her to accept auy recommendation or counsel. Yet Sir
Henry lias been, by virtue of his office, as well as the trust reposed in
bim by his royal mistress, the only
person In a position to oiler advice,
to Influence ber decisions iu the right
and popular direction, and to soothe
the irritation aud Imjiatience of a
character, which, always imperious,
hits become doubly intolerant of all
restraint and opposition at the close
of a reign of well-nigh threescore
years. As soon as the Queen went out
for her dally drivo lifer lunch Sir
Henry would sot hard to work in
his olflce with a number of trained
confidential clerks, getting rid of
the huge load of business piled up iu
the morning.
It Is no secret that the members of
the royal family, male and female,
young and old, British and foreign,
do not always get on well together.
Tliere aro Jealousies, dislikes and unpleasantness of every kind, trouble
about money matters, Intrigues, and
even downright scandals. It has
been Sir Henry's duty to know all
about these, to make the Queen acquainted with them according to all
discretion, nnd himself to act on behalf ol the Queen in numerous instances, ns mediator, peacemaker, or censor. Many a time, after a hard day'B
work, he would bo summoned to the
Queen's private apartments after
dinner to receive Instructions about
some more or less unpleasant affair,
which would keep him busy until
long nfter midnight. Indeed, lie has
been a sort of providence to the
Queen nnd her children, and It speaks
well for his tact, discretion and
cleverness that he should have invariably been regarded as such by
Nor does this by ony means consti
tute the sum total of the duties which
have been developed upon Sir Henry
Ponsonby. A portion of each day
haa invariably been spent In seeing
visitors, in communicating to them
Her Majesty s wishes and intentions,
and in procuring from them the points
of information on which she desired
to be posted previous to her receiving them in audience. And nt
every moment he would lie interrupted by the appearance ol one of the
royal servants to summon him upstairs to Her Majesty's apartments in
order to reply to some question which
had suddenly occurred to her. Many
is the time that I have sat In this
little office down stairs ��� at Windsor
Castle, and have known him to be
called away thus three or four times
within the space of an hour, and I
can still see the gallant, line-looking
old soldier, rising from his desk with
a word of excuse, and buttoning his
frock coat preparatory to obeying the
summons ol his sovereign.
But ft has beeu especially iu the
moments ol grave political crises that
Sir Iienry s services have been of inestimable value tu his royal mistress nnd appreciated in tlie highest
manner possible by Conservatives as
well ns Liberals. It lias always been
Sir Henry who has conducted negotiations with tlie statesmen to whom
the Queen has intrusted the task of
foim.ng an administration. It lias
been he who has conveyed to them
her views, her fears, and her prejudices. This has especially been tlie
case with Lord Salisbury and Mr.
Gladstone, neither of whom can be
said to be precisely personal grattis-
sima at Windsor, differing therein
Irom tlie late Lord BeaconsfielJ, who
stood higher in iier tavor thaa any
statesman since the days of Lord Melbourne uud Sir Robert Peel. So much
tact and discretion has he displayed
in tlie discharge of these delicate duties tliut ao oue exactly knows what
are his individual views with regard
to the political parties. Both have
trusted aud confided in him alike.
They have sought his opinion and
consulted him about matters to be
submitted to the Queen, aware that
there bas been no oue during the last
twenty yenrs who lias possessed such
a valuable acquaintance with the
character, the wishes, und the Ideas
of the sovereign. He may indeed be
said to have been a very power in
the state, which will suffer by his disappearance almost as much as will
the Qtieeu.
One word more, In order to show
how multifarious were his duties.
Sometimes, after returning home,
tired and exhausted nfter the close of
some laborious aud intricate negotiations, say with Mr. Gladstone, upon
matters of the greatest national importance, lie would find himself called
upon to write a letter in the Queen's
name, for lhe jmrpose of sending the
customary royal gift of three guineas
tu a poor woman who hud presented
the nation witli triplets. In cases
where the birth had beea of a fourfold character the number of guineas
would be increased to four, but before transmitting the money, accompanied by a letter invariably in Sir
Henry's own handwriting, It was
incumbent upon liim to assure himself
that the triplets were not imaginary, a task which sometimes involved
a considerable amount of expenditure
of time and trouble. Then, too, if
some collier's wife in Wales or
farmer's girl in Lancashire knitted a pair of stockings nnd sent them
to the Queen as a humble token of
loyalty and affection, it was Sir Henry agnln who not In a printed circular, but an autograph letter, conveyed to the donor the expressioa of
Her Majesty's ajipreciation of the
gift. It was he, also who, as keeper
of the privy purse, was in charge of
all her numerous clinrities and that
her generosity has not been more
frequently imposed upon by designing and unscrupulous persons is entirely due to the common sense and
the penetration of Sir Henry.
His disappearance from the scene
can only be described as nn altogether irreparable loss to Her Majesty, for it will be impossible to find
anyone else so accustomed to her
ways, so cognizant of her Ideas, and
possessed of such a wealth ot experience concerning royalty, courts,
politics, nnd society, English ns well
as continental, to fill his place. He
may be said to have possessed almost every quality requisite to
meet the requirements of bis altogether exceptional position. Well
born nnd related to half the houses
of the English nristocrncy, possessed
of private fortune, with a record of
conspicuous gallantry displayed while
serving with the guards la the Crimean war, tall and very good looking,
with manners marked by much old
world courtliness, graciousness wholly devoid of obsequiousness, ho may
bo said to havo belonged to a by-
gono generation, and one might look
throughout the length nnd breadth
of the British empire to find the equal
of that princo of private secretaries, the Right Hun. Gen. Sir Henry
Sunie business men fire hard to
please, A Vermont undertaker berates his town because it's dead.���
Adams Freeman.
Tu tlio lmre all things nre pure.
No ninu Knows how wicked the world
really Is until he becomes a part of
its wickedness.���New Orleans Picayune.
Jlblet���What is meant by the common run of people'.' Hilo���Suburbanites, catching their morning trains.���
Boston Courier.
"Good heavens I What's the matter?" "Hurt In a railway accident."
"Collision?" "Yes; kissed the wrong
woman In a tunnel."���Judge.
" I see Mrs. Allflre has had her
late husband's likeness sot In a miniature, and wears him under her chin."
"H'm I She wore him under her
thumb when he was alive."���Detroit
Free Press. ^^^
A shepherd in Eadbruch, Germany,
Is said to posses* a wonderful gift. He
can tell a sick person's malady by
looking at the patient's hair, and Is
at once enabled to prescribe a remedy,
gufferers flock to him from all quarters, and most ol them are reported
to return home cured.'
Milking Machine Tested at the
Agricultural College, Guelph.
To the Editor:
Sir,���When Hon. Thomas Baliantyne,
of Stratford, was in Scotland last
spring he had an opportunity to examine carefully what is known as the
Thistle milking machine. He wus
pleased with' the work which he saw
the machine doing, aud, being anxious
that Canada should be abreast of the
times iu everything pertaining to tlie
dairy Industry, ho suggested to the
makers thut they should scud a machine to tlio Agricultural College.
Guelph, to be tested uud reported
The machine came, was set up aad
run fur seven or eight days, und, in
the absence uf utir professor of dairy*
lag, 1 beg to submit, fur the Information of your readers, a brief report of
tlie results uf the test which clused
ou Friday, the 9th inst.
The Thistle milking machine wus invented about four years ago by Alexander Shlels, M. B. C. M., B. Sc, of
Glasgow, Scotland, aud is now manufactured In the sumo city, Ko, 25 Gate-
side street, by tho Thistle Mechanical
Milking Machine Co.
The machine has been tested by a
number of competent judges iu different pluces, and is now being used
by 6ome of the most prominent Scotch
dairymen, including Thomus Kerr,
Kirkcudbright, who has a herd oi SO
cows ; Robert Wallace, Mauchllne, 4d
cows, und Mr. McBrlde, Gurroch Tree,
Stranraer, 10D cows. Oue wus put up
a short time ugo for U. H. Burrell *c
Co., Little Falls, N, Y��� and I believe
the only one In Canada is that which
has lately beeu at work in our dairy
The company makes a hand machine to milk four cows at once, und a
three horse-power machine to milk
ten. I have not seen the hand machine ; but we have tested the power
machine, and I have no hesitation in
saying that It does its work very satisfactorily.
Tlie machine Is a large air pump of
special and peculiar construction���of
good quality, ftrong, substantial,
and well made. It is set on a concrete foundation, made of gravel,
cobblestones and Portland cement, ii
feet, 3 inches by 4 feet and 2 feet
deep, outside of our dairy stable,
close to the wall of the building and
a short distance from a row of 15
cows, opposite which there is another
row of the same number of cows,
with a feed passage between. A copper suction "pipe passes from the
pump through the wall into the stable
and overhead to the passage between
the two rows ot cows. From this
main tube, two smaller copper tubes
are carried aloag oa top of the stall
divisions, one above the necks of each
row of cows ; and in each stall, at
tho side of each cow, there is an opening in this cross tube, from which a
short piece of smaller copper tube
points downwards, slanting towards
the passage behlad the cows. This
smaller piece of tube In each stall is
controlled by a stop-cock; and to it a
rubber tube ts attached when milking
begins. This movable rubber tube
extends down to a heavy, broad-
bottomed tin pail on the floor, nnd
another rubber tubo connects the pall
with the ,tent-cups which ure attached to the udder.
For milking ten coirs, ten pails and
ten sets of tear-cups " are used���five
for each row of cows, so as to keep
the two suction tubes In front of the
two rows of cows working at the
same time. It, of course, takes less
time to milk some cows thau others;
so, when a cow is milked, the man
in charge shuts the stop-cock, detaches the rubber tube, empties the
pall into a large milk enn standing
closo by, removes the apparatus (the
rubber tube, pail, uud teat-cups) to
another stall, and iilaces them in position to milk nnother cow. In this
way he keeps ou moving tlie pails from
stnll to stull, one at a time, till all
the cows in bis row nre milked. Another man or boy docs the same thing
in the opposite row. It is not nec-
essary, however, to milk both rows
of cows at once. The ten pails might
all be used on one side, in which
case one man and a hoy, could attend
to them nnd keep his eye on the working of the pump.
As stated above, the milk pail is
heavy, broad, and low, so that it is
difficult to upset. Tlio cover is soldered on nnd the milk enters through
a short and strong glass bottle which
is inserted like a cork into tho lid
at one side, resembling a bottomless
quart fruit jar, but only about half
tlio length. By observing the glass
bottle, one cnu see how the milk Is
flowing from the udder and know
when to stop milking.
Owing to tho action of a reducing
valve which Is used for the admission of air nt regular intervals,
tho suction acts in a scries of successive pulsations, resembling the action of tho mouth of the calf In sucking or the hnnd in milking, nnd
varying In the projiortlon of IS to .".
As the suction Increases, the teat-cup
contracts first at the top and then
gradually downwards to the bottom,
forcing the milk out of tha tent; and
when It reaches the maximum of 15,
nir Is admitted which reduces it to
5, thereby partially releasing the
teat and allowing It to fill with milk
again. In this way the milking Is
done naturally, quickly, thoroughly,
nnd without nny annoyance to the
cow. The machine operates more regularly than the hnnd, hence it is
likely to produce better results, and
It mnkes It next to Impossible for
any kind of dust or dirt to get Into
the milk during the process of milking.
We used onr portable farm engine
in making the test, nnd we found that
a man and a boy could milk 20 cows
in from 20 to 20 minutes.; I think It
might be arranged so that one man
could milk nearly as many In the
snme time.
Via irefghe'd nnd tested    the milk
from ench cow, ns usual, and found
nbont the same quantity as wns obtained by hand, but a marked fall In
the percentage of fat, due, we have
no doubt, to the excitement caused by
the noise of the machine and the
presence of a large number of people
in the stable. As the cows became
accustomed to the noise, the percentage of fat gradually Increased.
I have had no communication with
nny member of the firm and have no
Interest to servo fn recommending
the machine j but I must 6ay that, In
my Judgment, the Inventor deserves
great credit for what he has done to
remove ono of the chief obstacles to
successful dairying on a large scale.
The only thins to prevent this machine from being extensively used is
the cost ol tlie machine nnd of the
power necessary to run it. Yours
truly, James Mills,
Hot Water Bathing  ttasentlal-Staiiia to he
Keinoveil With A.'ld.
Hot water Is the first requisite,
and a thorough washing or suakiug
of hands. This is best attained by
having the hut wuter puured intu
a basiu coutiuuully for two or three
minutes. The bauds must be iillowed
to soak for fully five minutes, and it
is well, instead of soup, tu wash the
hands Very thorouguly Iu brau,
Whioh makes the skiu soft uud white.
After the hands have beea thoroughly cleansed the nulls should then
bo attended to. With a piece of orange wood stick sharpened to a
point, and a bit of jeweller's cotton
rolled around and wet with acid that
comes for tills purpose, every particle of dirt und stain should be removed. The hands must then again
bo washed, this time in warm, not
hot water. Scissors, very sharp and
fine, must then be taken, aud all
loose flesh tit tho side of the nails
carefully trimmed. The nails must be
shaped In a pointed oval. All roughness must be filed away, and the
flesh at the base of the nail pushed
smoothly and firmly back, so that
the half-moon, supposed to be a
point of beauty, cau be discerned. It
Is no longer considered good form to
have so much polish on the nails
that they look as though they had
been buttered, as was the fashion
two or three years ago. But a certain amount of polish is necessary.
Rosaline put on over the entire nail
und the end of the finger, then washed
off again, and the nails polished
briskly with tlie polisher, makes the
hands look very trim and pretty. The
first manicuring is by all odds the
most difficult. After the nails and
hands are once got into a good condition fifteen minutes ench Monday
morning will keep them In proper
condition all the week through If
only ordinary care in washing the
hands, with an occasional rub from
the polisher, Is given.
WOULD    UB   A    HOY    AUAIN.
It Amused the Old Man to Throw'Brlok.at
the Bottlea.
Magistrate Harrison is laughing
heartily over a case that was adjusted before him the other duy, says
the Philadelphia Record. A wagon
loaded with mineral water jugs
backed up to the curbstone in front
of a bottling establishment last week
and the driver proceeded to unload
his wagon by tossing the jugs, one at
a time, to a colored youth who stood
on the opposite side of the curbstone, ready to catch all that came
his way.
When things were moving nicely an
old man who occupies a house next
door stepped out of his own door,
threw a brick us straight as a bullet
and broke one of the jugs while it
wus iu transit from the driver to the
colored boy. Ho darted back Into
his own domicile before the driver
could recover himself enough to make
a protest. A few minutes later another jug was smushed, and ugain
tho old man disappeared with a merry
laugh. This was kept up until ubout
a dozen jugs hnd beeu smashed, when
the angry proprietor stopped the fun
by causing the old fellow's arrest on
tbe charge of malicious mischief.
When Judge Harrison read the
charge to tho old man ho laughed
until the tears rolled down his cheeks
and then admitted his guilt. In making nn explanation he told the astonished magistrate that he was able
and willing to pay for all the damage
he had done, and said: "I saw those
jugs flying, and I knew in my own
heart that I would have thrown
bricks at them when I was a boy
sixty years ago. I just wanted to
see how it would feel again, and I
couldn't help myself." The explanation was satisfactory, and nfter settling the old fellow went nway still
laughing heartily.
Thero was ono occasion when Mr.
Forrest received from ono of the supernumeraries of a theatre an answer
which seemed to satisfy him. It was
the man's duty to say simply, "The
enemy Is upon us," which he uttered
at rehearsal In a poor, whining way.
"Can't you say It bettor than
that?" shouted Forrest. "Repeat it
as I do," and ho gnve the words
with all the forco and richness of his
magnificent voice.
"If I could sny It like that," replied the man, "I wouldn't lie working
tor fllteen shillings a week."
"Is that all you get?"
"Well, then, say it ns yon please."
Mrs. Ebony���Little Cnesnr's jaws
are locked fast.
Dr. Darktown���Am det locked shet,
or locked open/?
Mrs. Ebony���Dey Is locked open, doc-
Dr. Darktown���Dat's ensy cured.
Put er piece er broiled chicken between em an' ef dat don't work, try
William Penn was born In London,
England, on October 14th, 1044, and
died in Rnsccmbe, Berkshire, July
30th, 1718.   Kc was married twice.
Oh, Grandma, Is It really true
Thnt men did once delight
To look on girls as goddesses
Who dwelt upon a height'.'
Oil,   did they really slave for  them
And think it was but right'.'
Oh,  had they then no grievances
They organized to air ?
Did tney ne'er vow her tyranny
Was more than they could bear,
When women wore a petticoat
And never cut her hair ?
Oil, were men happy subjects oace
Of an unconscious queen,
E're yet tho sea of progress    came
'Twixt them to intervene���
That  heavy sea in whicli,  to-dny
We watch her throne careen'.'
Was she a thing of beauty once,
E'ro yet sho did affright
A wund'rlng world Iiy blazing out,
In hloomerettes benight���
E'ro Freedom, In her books, was mad.
Synonymous with  Fight ?
Oh, Grnndma,  I wns Isirn too  late .'
A lump comes in my thron t.
To think that a divinity,
On whom all men might dote,
Died thnt unnnturnl death   the day
That woman got a voto!
We can bear witli    thc    woman ot
And the devotee, too, of nrt,
On the follower after fashion
We cannot quite close our heart.
We can pardon, perchance, the weakness
Of the woman who always brags,
But we haven't a mite ot patience.
With the awful woman who nags.
The woman who scolds us soundly
At once and then is done.  *
Who wants her say, and who says It
In spite of every one���   .
That woman mny lie a terror
And a butt for witty wags,
But we'd rather risk her temper
Than the awful woman who nags.
Oh, ye women wise, take warning,
If In pence with men you'd live,
If you'd keep their fond affections,
Sin the sins they can forgive.
If yon-re fretty, their allegiance
They'll transfer to other flagB,
For a home is Just a hades
Where an awful woman nags.
Go to the sluggard, thou ant!
Consider his ways nnd lie wise;
Why sorry and    fret, and    toil   and
While he at leisure lies ?
You lalior from morn till evening,
From early spring till fall,
But the sluggard euts ns many sweets
As you, with no labor at all.
Yon fill your store for winter,
But some old hungry hen
Will scent yonr wheat and with sharp-
clawed feet
Will scratch It out again.
You'll starve and freeze, but the sluggard,
At charity's tablo fed,
Will revel In fat when you He flat
On your buck In the gutter dead.
Then learn from the sluggard, oh, nnt I
Enjoy your time 'ns It files;
Nor rack your  brain for a  heap of
While he In slumber lies.
Tho woman he loved, while he dreamed of her,
Danced   on    till    the stars    grew
But alone with her hcilrt, from the
world npart,
Sat the woman who loved him.
The womnn he worshiped only smiled,
When ho poured out his pnssionato
But the other, somewhere, kissed her
treasure, most rare,
A book he had touched  with    his
The woman  he   loved,  betrayed   his
And he wore the scars for life;
And ho cared not, nor knew, that the
other was true;
But no man culled her his wife.
The womnn ho loved trod festal halls,
While they sang his funeral hymn,
But the sad bells tolled, ore the year
wns old,
For the woman who loved liim,
She wus " new '��� and was constructed
on the latest modern plan,
Hut she lost her heart, like oth'ersi,
and,  ol  course, 'twas    lost    to
So nt Inst the two were mnrriod, nnd
they started married life
As tliey thought, equipped and ready,
well prepared for any strife.
She wns posted on his bulsnesB quite
ns thoroughly ns he;
She had studied all the details, nnd,
as nny ono could eee,
She could run the shop or olflce ; and
It also seemed quite clear
ihc could net as his bookkeeper,    or
could serve as his cashier.
(he could spll goods on commission, or
Vould buy on thirty daya;
She was sharper than most merchants Iu nil propor business
ways;   t
She could "take" from his dictntlon,
nnd dictate to others, too���   *
There wns nothing 'round tlie offlco
that she really couldn't do.
So they thought they were well armored for a life of great success.
Butt ho outcome of their trinl wns
a failure, more or less.
They are doomed to boarding houses,
nnd regretfully they ronm���
For while both can run tho office,
neither one can make a home.
Mayor .leivett, of Buffalo, has writ-
tea a letter to Mayor Schieren, of
Brooklyn, In which he stntes that the
trolley lenders In Buffalo picked up
220 people In two years. G. A. McBain 4 Co.,   Real Estate Brokers; Nanaimo, B.C.
Tom Hardy shot a panther on lhe 17th
John Bryden, M. P. P. is in town.
Landman & Co's show windows have
been dressed so as to make them wonder
fully attractive.
VV. H. Ladner.ex M. P. P. of Ladner's
Landing made us a pleasant call last
We learn that negotiations are in progress fer the purchase of the Cumberland
hotel by A. I). Williams.
Miss Nush the milliner is in Vicioria
selecting her fall stock.
Mr. John Nash is putting up a stable
on his lot east of Thud st for Cameron M
Elliott's livery business.
Ralph Smith nf Nanaimo lectured line
on Thursday, nntl supplied the Methodist
pulpit on Sunday.
The Union Brewery Co. are having a
let denied east of lloydville, preparatory
10 the erection of a brewery.
For    thk    most   reliable    anii
Ladies, when you want a dress made
cheap and pretty, call on Miss A. I'crgu-
son, at thc Waverly Hotel.
Prof. Wiggins predicts violent storms
this week. Any oilier fool would have
known lhat this is the period for the equ-
noctial storms.
Grant & McGregor have received a
large consignment of gr.ini'.ewire, anil also of crockery. For anything in those
lines give them a call.
Get your guns and rifles fixed
before the season is in. Anderson can do it nea. ly.
The Maryniont Block near the Waver-
ly House will hereafter be known ns ihe
Cheney Block, having been purchased by
Win. Cheney, Esq. Here lie will have
bis great auction sales.
Mr. Wesley Willard lias gone 10 Victoria to bring up his wife and family. We.
welcome them as a desirable addition to
the community.
We desire to acknowledge the receipt
of some splendid vegetables from the
farm of Mr. Hugh ('.rant, whose team is
in town daily.
A. D. Williams has been nwarded a'
gold watch for having sold llie largest
number of shares nf the Dominion Building and Loan Association within a period
of three months.
The Willing Workers of St. Andrews
church, .Sandwick, will have a sale of
tvork on Monday, Sept. 301I1 and in ihe
evening will present a good programme,
with foreign views explained by Mrs.
Bentlev. Some of the best talent of Union will assist.
I am instructed to sell at auction, without reserve on the premises.
Two Handsome Dwelling houses, on Penrith Ave. Cumberland
built bv I). R. Youne,
ondIy, September 23 n 2 p. m.
These houses arc new, rent for $12 each and will be sold subject to a
mortgage of $400 each.
1 krms to suit purchasers. <
\V. Cheney, Auctioneer.
A complete and varied assortment of Cook Stoves and Heaters adopted for Wood or Coal
at prices that arc: sure to effect a re'.idy sale. And please bear in mind we have received a stock
of Hand and Force Pur. iis. Pulleys, Augur Bits, Lloor Gonys, Wringers, Sledge Hammers,
Hat and Coat Hooks, Gate and Strap  Hinges, etc.
8����You can save money by purchasing at
Mr. Fred Cope, ex-mayor of V.mcuu
vcr nntl now Senior partner of Cope K**
Ynuhjj, house fiirnishhms and Mr, G.
S. McCorinfcll- wholrtsnle denier oi Van
couver were itmnny those who took ud
vantage of Saturday's exclusion io visit
The increase nf die short stories is
noticeabe    in tiie   leading   maynidnes.
People like what ihey can  finish ai one
sitting.   It i** not pleasant to be   held j
back too long from  the denntimcnt.
Mr. Thomas P, Coffee, Vice-President j
of-The Dominion itinkling ancl Loan As- 1
sociation of Toronto,  and Mr.  John Mc
Qu'lllan,  manager of the nssnciaiinn  for
liritish Columbia were up last  Wedncs-
uuv and Thursdav, Inokinj* after the interests   of   that   wealthy   corpora!.on.
Thev tool; a --pin up lhe Comnx  valley, j
and seemed favorably impressed with the j
district and town.
In pliicing the neu ad ol the Btrkheck
in our columns, we are asked to give pub
licity to the Local Hoard which is���-
James Cathew, chairman, J. W. Landman, vice chatrrii'iu���other directors arc
Tiionvis Irvin, \V, T. Rowhotham and
A. C. Pulton. Appraiser, Win. O'Dejl,
Miss Leigh*Spencer is in charge of the
ngencj. The loans applied fnr will be
here by Nov. 1. Those requiring loans
mav expect Miss Spencer to be here Oc .
A large surprise party from Comox
visited A. G/.mt's resilience last Tuesday
The way the t'lbie groaned with luxuries
later in the evening -.bowed lhat nothing
was wantiin* to appi ase the appeliies.
The large rooms wei'j admirably
ted lo .tcfommodrite such a party.
���:':i nes, and merrymaking the hour
nasi, and it might have been pist
night when the rumbling; of .vhee 5
caied the departure ofthe guest;..
H, A. Simpson
Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial street.
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
���CTNT03>T B C.
Courtonny Mid ihu Ruy will he vtalt.ud ovorj
Wertnowiftj* AfU-moon tor ihu lmrjiow* c*f eon
Patio'it-s ni atlt*-tanco will receive early at
tuiiiiuu un re olpt of toluplimu! monpnse-
; were
FOR s.M.K.- A pair of heavy three year
old uiarcs, well broke] have been working
all spring on farm. Rasy terms if required. Applv to Geo. A, Heatherbell, I'lorti
bv Island.
Investment security  Savings Co.
Advance*   money for Building.
M.'mger for Nanaimo,  Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Na*
nnimo, H. C.
Miss Leigh-Spencer visits Union from
ihis clute on everv boat succeedinu payday, for cnllectinK dues, and advancing
Ihe Company's business. Parties call al
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting Thursday evening
7.30.   Next visit, October md, 1895.
Fire,   Life,' Aooident   Insurance,
Beal Eatate.
OPEN FROM 6 A. M. TO 1 P. M.
-,~    ^fM.JI.1
A. CREECH, Prop.
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
2nd  and Dunsmuir Ave.
UNION, ll. C.
Wc expect our fall
stock to arrive about
September ist and until that date wc will clear
the following lines of
summer goods regard
less of COS;".
2000 yards of Flannelette C<( 20 yds for $1.00.
3000   *��� in White Cotton " 15  "     "   1,00.
2500   " English   Prints    " 10 cts.
>o <ioz. Ladies Blouses ut. 35, .45. 65, and 100
20 doz. Ladies Vests     " 25, each
500 yds Colored Cashmere ut 22'/!
250 Mens Fancy Wool Shirts " $1.25
*;oo    "        " "        "     "    1.00
50 doz. Turkish  Towels "    1.00-per doz.
Regular price
10 cents.
10    '*
15 cts.
50 cents
40    "
We are still showing
complete lines in Groceries, Dry Goods,
Clothing, Boots and
Shoes, Hardware and
all discription of general


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