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TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 1895.    $2.00 PER YEAR
Gash!  Gash!
t=*TNo Skimping in Weights and Measures I****** at the
JAMES McKIM, Union,B.C.Mar.20,1895.
������ Union, B.Ci^
Soda Water. Candies, Stationery and Books.
imported and Domestic Cigars    Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
Th* Abo��e 8tore�� Adjoin, W'lore Sverytliin-; cf the Beet in their Respective
Hues v. ill be found.
A.  W.  Mchtlyre.  Prop.
m m.*-"*-
Courtenay,   B. C.
Hough and Dressed Lumber.
All orders promptly executed.
urq,uh.a:r,t   BROS,
The Best Me��ls on the Coa t 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. 0. Drawer 17
Oct your guns and rifles fixed
before the season Is In. Ander-
son oan do It net) ly
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
lately occupied by 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
Spring medicines for cleansing
the system and blood at Plmbury's
Sir McKenzie Bowell Bono East
���British Parliament Opened���
Change in Sqptrintendency of
Wellington Colliery��� Another
Coal Strike-Minor Events.
Sir McKcnse Bowell, Hon. Mr. Daly
and party culled at Nanaimo, Wednesday
on nay down from their visit to the
northern villages. Thc Premier thoroughly enjoyed the trip and expressed
surprise at the prosperous condition of
the Coast Indians. The party proceeded 10 Victoria where they remained until
Monday, the 19th inst when they left lot
the east.
Alex. Shirp will shortly resign liis position as manager of the Wellington Col*
hery.   Andrew Dryden is to succeed him
The Dunsmuirs have struck a rich
seam of coal 011 property in the Cedar
District adjoining Siaiks' ranch.
Governor General, Lady Aberdeen and
child-en are spending a few weeks in
Victoria.   The visit is not of an official
G. A. (luff has been renominated to
lepieseot the Cnwichan-Aiherni District
111 ihe local legislature. It is improbable
that there will be any opposition to his
The annual provincial convention of
the W. C. T. (/.is in progress in Nanaimo.
Mrs. John Wenger of Vicioria, aged
55, attempted suicide at lier residence,
View Street on Friday. She took carbonic acid and will probably die.
Champion Jim' Corbett, who, a few
days ago, was divorced from his first
wife, was married again Thursday to
Vera Stnnwood, a notorious sporting
woman, with whom he has been entangled for some time past.
The British parliament was opened
this week with customary ceremonies.
Tne session will be of a short duration.
The Daisy and scow left on the 14th
wiih 105 tons of coal for C. l'eabody, Vic
The Tepic left on the nth with 215
tons of coal and again on the 14th with
204 tons for the C I'. R.
The Kichard III left on the 16th wilh
1700 tons of coa! for the Colliery Co., at
Tlie steamship DcDay left on the 17th
with 586 tons of coa! for I'ort Gamble, to
load lumber for I'eru.
The Minneola will be due Wednesday.
The str. Bonmnre will be due on Saturday.
Among the ncw industries of this district, a brewery before long will take its
place. The land has already been secured, about 2% miles out from Union
nn the Courienay road. Much more val
uable than the land is a magnificent
spring upon it. Thc water conies through
a mile and a half of gravel from the lake
at the head of the great meadow, and is
sofi and cool and abundant. A contract
for the slashing has been let and the
work is nnw being done, The brewerv
will be operated by a stock company.
There will !e no service at the English
church, Union, next Sunday evening, nn
account of thc dedicatory services at the
new Presbyterian church.
jcphee 8l Sfoofe
Choicest Meats, Fresh Eggs and Vegetables
A full line of Staple and  Fancy Groceries.
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, etc., etc., et
The proceedings at the session of the
County court at Comox ou the 141I1 and
151I1 of this month were devoid of general interest with the exception of lhe Dickson license case, the time of ihc court being taken up with a lot of petty cases
such as wiil hereafter be brought before
the Small Debts Court. Judge Harrison
expedites matters, going quickly to the
core of a case, and meeting out justice
with an impartial hand. He will how*
ever, stand nn trifling and when any
sharp practice is attempted, he exposes it
with merciless severity.
The Dickson license case took up the
better part of two days, and while it was
apparent that it could have been decided
nn law points after a very little evidence
had been introduced, yet the court ap
peared disposed to go to the bottom of
the case, and clear up the various points
presented so that in the future the licensing court mav keep clear of legal difficulties. The evidence was all heard and
tlie court .adjourned to Nanaimo where thc.
case comes up .it 2. p, m. on Wednesday'
21st when a decision will W Tendered,fyy
the court. The following pnints are expected to be passed upon:
Are Cumberland and Union one .lown
or village within the meaning of the law
or should thc census and petition have
been confined to Cumberland alone. ,15
contended by Dixon &. Co. at the hearing
before Judge Harrison?
2 Was it erroneous to apply fcr a license, in  the name of Dickson and Co?
3. Should the Japanese be counted
in the censui,?
4. Cnulil two justices when they constitute a minority ofthe court grant a
valid certificate?
Other pninis were made, but these
were the main ones. Mr. Gregory of
Victoria appeared for those opposing the
license and Mr. Proir In m the office of
l'berts & Taylor, Victoria, .appeared for
Dickson it Co.
We shall endeavor to procure a copy
of-the opinion in this case for publication
next week.
Will be given by the Ladies of Trinity
churrh, Union, al Piket's hall on Wednesday evening, August 21st, commencing at 8 o'clock. Tickets 50 cents; proceeds 10 be devoted to thc Building Fund
The following is the
1. Instrumental--Suwanee Kivar; variation"..
tin. O'delll
2. Song���Little Darling, dream of me,
Misa li. Piket,
3 Reading���Seadrillo Jim.
Mias Powell
4 Song���Stop, Mr, Postman.
Miaa AI a aula.
5 Iticitation
Mrs. Collin.
6 Song���Sweetest story ever told,
Miss Uuthworth
7 Sung���Taku hack the heart that thou
Misa Skiuuor,
After some instrumental music, Mrs.
Bendy, now on her second voyage around
the world, will talk over some of her
traveling experiences, explaining, at llie
same tune, a number of magic lantern
views, painted tn order from photos she
piocurcd during her "rst journey.
Curios from Egypt, Abvsinia, Ncw
Zealand, etc., will be exhibited together
with photos, chiefly of monuments of ancient Egypt. Upon all these Mrs. Dent-
lev niii make some remarks.
The scene of our story is Union Bay.
The time was before the discovery of
coal at Union Mimes.
A tall, lithe young Indian brave, by the
tribal name ot Comax had heen hunting
for some days and at last came near the
spot now famous as Garvin's Springs.
A huge black bear was in t'le act of
quenching his thirst. Bringing his rifle
tn his shoulder Comax fired and the bear
gave one leap into the air and feil dead,
After hauling the brute away from the
springs, Comnx removed his skin and
then exhausted with his long and weary
hunt, he lay down to rest. When lie
awoke he could hardly move. Flashes of
heat shot through his frame nnd every
bone seemed endowed with pain. Finally he dragged himself to the sparkling
water which bttblcd up from a hillock.
Although slightly salty it was very agreeable in taste and reinvigorating in its
effects. He remained at the springs a
few days until he was able to travel, and
then made his way down to the beach,
about half a mile distant, where the Indian maiden, 'Umadilla, lived. As he approached he stopped to sing, [free translation.
O maiden! once of lightest step,   .
Whose roses now are paling,
There waters be in forest depth,
To free vou from your ailing.
At ihis moment the door ofthe wigwam
was thrown open and an aged Indian
bade the young brave enter. With just a
sign of recognition' Comax passed him
and sank on hisjenees beside the reclining tigiueof the maiden to whom he was
The next day a stretcher was made of
light, strong boughs, covered with moss
and Umadilla gently borne ton spot near
lhe springs. A tent was quickly raised
and a bed of lichen and moss provided.
With a shell found near the beach, water
was brought from thc spring ar.d for days
the fair patient drank of the life giving
Comax brought bunches of tbe wild
flowers which abound in the forest and
their oder filled the tent with sweetness
and charmed the eye with beauty. The
robins came and poured lheir choicest
songs upon the air-plaintive songs of
sympathy; and the Indian brive, not
neglectful, brought in the wild partridge
the product of his skill, out of which
he made a tea anil afterwards broiled
with cunning art. Soon Ihe water restored the lost appetite, and aiding the
the assimilation M food, signs of improve
ment became manifest. From that time
on, each day showed a decided gain, and
it was not long before Comax and Umadilla were able to take rambles through
the woods.
It was in early fall when the leaves of
the trees were taking nn their variegated
hues and the red berries hung from the
bushes in bewildering prodigality, that
word of the intruded ceremony was sent
out among thc tribe. Then came a great
multitude, many bringing an offering of
forest flowers or wild fruit, or finest game
A circle was formed around the springs,
carpeted with wild flowers and within this
circle stood the proud, devoted Comax
and ihc gentle, loving Umadilla ancl were
joined in wedlock in accordance with the
traditions of their tribe. Then the wild
shouts that went up! The distant mountains threw back tiie glad sounds and
tlie verv trees seemed to dance with joy!
The feast which followed and the dance
which came after that, were remembered
with pleasure for years afterwards and
the springs became known as the Great
Medicine waters.
No services on Sunday morning on
account ofthe opening of the new Presbyterian church.
S. S. and Bible class at 2.30 p. m. Evening service, 7. ���Subject���Childhood of Moses. Prayer meeting, Thurs-
day evenina 7 *n Union Gospel service
S.ui".I.iv. S p. 111.
S'-.tis free.   Sirang*crs coVdiftlly iuuitcd i   **4    ��� ���    ���   ���
A Cold-Blooded Poisoning Case From
Elwood, Ind,
An Indiana despatch says: Another
murder to secure life insurance money
lias apparently been added to the already long- list. A, F. Burnett, a
drugglat, and Frank Lytle, n glass
wprker, were arrested yesterday uml
the pullce are nnw- searching for Dr.
iuul Mra. T. A. Cox, who are believed
to be the principals In tho affair. The
alleged victim oi the quartette was
t humus Myers, nephew of Dr. Cox,
.an unsophisticated young man of 2'J
years, who came irom tho country to
visit tlie Cox family.
Myers bad beeu at the Cox house
but a few days when at Dr. Cox's
Instigation, ho insured his life for $11,-
��� >WJ, tho order ol Foresters carrying
SHjOOO, Dr. Cox wns the solo beneficiary, Then his .undo proposed
setting (the young mnn up In business, and ho went to the village of
Rem, lu Ilnnoiicl; County, nnd took
charge of a fish market which Dr.
cox had recently purchased.
-Myers had not been in Gem long
before he wan taken sick with an ailment which resembled tho grip. Herman Grlgsby, who kept a grocery
Store next door to tho lish market,
was the only person in tho village
who took an Interest in tho sick
stranger. Ho telegraphed to
Dr.     Cox      that      Myers    needed
Ascribing the Holy Ghost's Work to
the Agency of the Devil,
medical attention. Dr. Cox Aid not
cour' ia response to tho message, hut
���sent Druggist Burnett, who save
-Myers some sort ot mixture and left
mm. Tlie young mnn immediately
became worse nnd the groccrv keeper
telegraphed ngnin to Dr. Cox, who
came this time nnd brought with him
(tlassworker Lytle, whom he introduced in the village as a physician,
rhey gave Myers medicine, after
which Lytle went out for ;i long walk.
Upon his arrival at the door of the
fish market he wa.s met by Dr. Cux
and told that Myers was dead.
Those who have been making the investigation, assert that Lytic, while
out for a walk, selected a hiding
place for a grave, in which it was intended to bury Myers, Dr. Cox himself stood guard over the body of his
nephew ail that evening. No one,
not even Grlgsby, was permitted to
look at the dead man. Arrangem**mt3
���were made to take thc l>ody across
country to the Clifford Cemetery, in
Bartholomew County. The start
wim mado late nt night, no one accompanying tiie body except Dr. Cox
and Lytle. Tho police are confident
that the body was buried in the
neighborhood of Gem before the two
wen started on the overland trip.
A few of the country relatives gathered around the grave In Bartholomew county, but the coffin was not
opened. Dr. Cox averring that the
body was not in condition to bo exposed. On the morning nfter the
burial an officer of the Order of Foresters arrived at tl-e Bartholomew
county graveyard. lie reminded Dr.
Cox that the young man carried an
insuranco iu thc Order, and that there
wns a rule which prohibited the payment of policies unless the body had
been viewed by one of the officers.
The grave was opened and the coffin was found to bo empty. Dr, Cox
immediately announced bis belief thnt
medical students had stolen the body.
Tho officers of the Order of Foresters were not satisfied, and began
an Investigation. Their first theory
was that Myers wa.s still alive, and
was a party to a conspiracy to defraud tlio Order. After the Investigation had progressed for two weeks,
however, they were convinced that
murder had beon committed. Dr, Cox
left Elwood two weeks ago, and his
whereabouts ore not known. The
police, however, "say they will have
him In custody in a few days. Mrs.
Cox, it Is thought, wili be arrested
to-dny. She is said to by at lier former
home, in Franklin.
Habits are tho petrifaction of feelings,���Landon.
Every man has his devilish moments.���Lavater.
Hope without action Is a barren
Do not speak of your happiness to
one less fortunate than yourself.���Plutarch.
Next to the originator of a good
Sentence Is the first quoter of it.������
The morality of an action depends
upon the motive from which we act.
There Ih no merit without elevation,
ana no elevation without some merit.
Idleness Is the stupidity or the body,
and stupidity Is the idleness of th&
Nothing Is so strong as gentleness;
nothing so gentle as real strength.
���Francis do Kales.       ���
Our greatest glory consists not in
never falling, but In rising every time
we may fall,���Goldsmith.
A Judicious reticence Is hard to
learn, but it is ono ot tho greatest
lessons of life.���Chesterfield.
Vnrleft the Sea-Serpent Story- With Yarns
About Plying Mump**,
The Times came across a gentleman
this morning who lias been investigating tho stone falling mystery at
Dorchester, lio states that while ho
was there tho stones fell, and they
did not come out of the trees, as it
was in an open field where they fell.
He also says ho was leaning over a
fence talking to two other men when
a stump fell in front of them, coming
down like a feather. The men tried
to,raise It, but tho efforts of the combined threo could not budge it. Ho
brought several stones home with him
which fell wiiile he was at Dorchester,
It is understood the Ontario Government will send a specialist to the
receno to investigate the matter.���St.
Thomas Times.
THl-mage'** Cowfortluff *-d��a Concerning* It
���it Was I'oaViihteuf Committal only lu
ApoBtollo Tlmts-Slus of To-day Tnat
Are In Some Ituioeotft Ir re vocable.
New Yuri;, July 14, 1885.���In his sermon lor to-day, -uev. Dr. Talmage, wno
is atiii in uie west oa ma annual summer tour, ohose a subject wmcta nae
been a ii ulum theme ui tneological disputation lor centuries post, namely ;
"Tiie Unpardonable bin." The texts
selected were. "All manner ol sin and
blasphemy shall bu forgiven unto men;
but tne blasphemy against the Holy
Guost shall not be forgiven unto men,
und whosoever speaketh a word against
the bun ol' Mau, It snail be forgiven
him, but whosoever speaketh against
the Holy Ghost, it shall nut be forgiven
him, neither in this world, neither in
the world to oome."���Matthew xil., 81,
"He l'uund no plaee of repentance*,
though he Bought it carefully with
tears,"���Heb, xii., 17.
As sometimes yuu gather the whole
family uround the evening stand to
hear some book read, su now wu gather
���a great Christian family group���to
study this text; and now may onu and
the same Lamp cast Us glow on all the
circle 1
You see from the first passage that 1
read that there is a sin against the
Holy Ghost for which a man is nevui
pardoned, Once, having committed it,
ne is bound hand and foot for the dun*
geons of despair. Sermons may b.
preached to him, songs may be sung to
him, prayers may be offered in his behalf; but all to no purpose. lie is a
captive feu* tliis world, ancl a captive
for the world that is to come. L>o you
suppose that there is anyone here who
has committed that Bin? All sins ar
against ihe Holy Ghost; but my text
speaks of one especially. It is very
clear to my own mind that the sin against tiie Holy Ghost was ine ascribing
the works of the Spirit to the agency of
the devil in tlie time of the apostles.
Indeed, tlie Bible distinctly tells us
that. In other words, if a man had
sight given to hini, or If another was
raised from the dead, and someone
standing there should say, "This man
got his sight by Satanic power; the
Holy Spirit did not do tliis; Beelzebub
accomplished it;" or, "This man raised
from the dead was raised by Satanic
Influence," the man who said that
dropped down under the curse of the
text, and had committed theefatal sin
against the Holy Ghost.
Now, 1 do not think it is possible In
this day to commit that sin. 1 think
It was possible only In apostolic times,
But it Is a very terrible thing ever to
say anything against the Holy Ghost,
and it Is a marked fact that our race
has been marvelously kept back from
that profanity. You hear a man swear
by the name of the Eternal God, and
by the name of Jesus Christ, but you
never hear a man swear by the name
of the Holy Ghost. There are those
here to-day who fear thuy are guilty of
the unpardonable sin. Have you such
anxiety? Then I have to tell you positively that you have not committed
that sin, because the very anxiety is a
result of the movement of the gracious
Spirit, and your anxiety is proof positive, as certainly as anything that can
be demonstrated in mathematics, that
you have not committed the sin that
1 have been speaking of. 1 can look off
upon this audience and feel that there
is salvation for all. it is not like when
they put out with those life-boats from
the "Loch Earn" for the "Vllle du Havre." They knew that there was not
room for all the passengers, but they
were going to do as well as they could.
But to-day we man the lifeboat of the
Gospel, and we cry out over the sua,
"Room for all!" Oh, that the Lord
Jesus Christ would, this hour, bring
you all out of the flood of sin, and plant
you on the deck of the glorious old
Gospel craft.
But while I have said I do not think
It Is possible for ua to commit the particular sin spoken of in the first text,
1 have by reason of the second text to
call your attention to the fact that
there are sins which, though they may
be pardoned, are in some respects irrevocable; and you find no place for repentance, though you seek it carefully
With tears. Esau had a birthright given him. In old times It meant not only
temporal but spiritual blessing. One
day Esau took this birthright and traded It off for something to eat. Oh, the
folly! But let us not be too severe upon him, for some of us have committed
the same folly. After he had made
the trade he wanted to get it back.
Just as though you to-morrow morning
should take all your notes and bonds
and government securities, and should
go Into a restaurant, and in a fit of
recklessness and hunger, throw all
those securities on the counter and ask
for a plate of food, making that exchange. Tliis was the one Esau made,
He sold his birthright for a iness of
pottage, and he was very sorry aliout
it afterward; but "he found no placo
for repentance, though he sought it
carefully with tears."
There is an impression in almost
every man's mind that somewhere In
the future there will be a chance
where he can correct nil his mistakes.
Live as we may, if we only repent in
time, God will forgive us, nnd then
all will be as well as though we had
never committed sin. My discourse
shall come In collision with that
theory. I shall show you, my friends,
as God will help me, that there is such
a thing as unsuccessful repentance;
that thero are things done wrong that
always stay wrong, and for them you
may seek some place of repentance,
and seek it carefully, but never find
Belonging to this class of Irrevocable mistakes Is the folly of a misspent youth. We may look back to
our college days, and think how we
neglected chemistry, or geology, or
botany, or mathematics. We may be
sorry about It all our days. Can we
ever get the discipline or the advantage that we would have had had we
attended to those duties fn early life?
A man wakes up at forty years of
age and finds that his youth has been
wasted, and he strives to get back
hl3 early advantages. Does he get
them back���the days of his boyhood,
the days In college, the days under
his father's roof? "Oh," he says, "If
I could only get those times back
again, how I would Improve them!"
My brother, you will never get them
back. They are gone. You may be
sorry abuut It, and God may forgive,
so that you may at last reach heaven;
but you will never get over Bome of
the mishaps that have come to your
soul as" a result of your neglect of
early duty. You may try to undo It;
you cannot undo it. When you had a
bey's arms, and a boy's eyes, and a
boy's heart, you ought to have attended to those things. A man says,
at fifty years of age, "I do wish I
could get over these habits of indolence." When did you get them? At
twenty or twenty-rive years of age.
You cannot shake them off. They
will hang to you to the very day of
your death. If a young man, through
a long course of evil conduct undermines his physical health, and then
repents of It la after life, the Lord
may pardon him; but that does not
bring back goud physical condition.
1 said to a minister of the gospel, one
Sabbath, at the close of the service,
"Where are you preaching now?"
"Oh," he saya, "I am not preaching.
I am suffering fiom the physical effects of early sin. 1 can't preach now.
I am sick." A consecrated man he
now Is, aud he mourns bitterly over
early sins; but that does not arrest
their bodily effects.
The simple fact Is, that men and
women often lake twenty years of
tlielr life to build up influences that
require all the rest of their life to
break down. Talk about a man beginning life when he is twenty-one
years of age; talk about a woman beginning life when she ia eighteen years
of age! Ah, no! In many respects
that is the time they close life. In
nine cases out of ten all the questions
of eternity are decided before that.
Talk about a, majority of men getting
their fortunes between thirty and
forty! They get cr lose fortunes between ten and twenty. When you
loll me that a mau is Just beginning
life, I tell you he Is ju^t closing it.
The next fifty years Will -lot be of as
much importance to him as the lirst
Now, why do 1 say this? Is it for
the annoyance of those who have only
a baleful retiospeilion? Yuu know
lhat Is not my way. I say it for the
benefit of young men and women. I
want them to understand that eternity is wrapped up in ihis hour; that
the sins of youth we never gut over;
that you are now fashioning ihe mold
in whicli your great future ia io run;
that a minute, instead of being sixty
seconds long, is made up of everlasting ages. You see what dignity and
Importance this gives to the life of
all our young folks. Why, in the light
of this subject, life Is not something,
to be frittered away, not something
to be smirked about, not something to
be danced out, but something to be
weighed in the balances of eternity.
Oh, young man! Die sin of yesterday,
lhe sin of to-morrow, will reach over
teu tiiousand years, ay, over the great
and unending eternity. You may,
after awhile, say, "I am very sorry.
Now I have goi to be thirty or forty
years of age, and 1 do wish I had
never committed those sins," What
does that amount to? God may pardon you; but undo those things you
never will, you never can.
In this same category of irrevocable
mistakes I put all parental neglect.
We begin the education of our children too late. By the time they got to
be ten or fifteen we wake up to our
mistakes, and try to eradicate this
bad habit, and change that, but it Is
too late. That parent who omits, in
the first ten years of a child's life, to
make an eternal Impression for
Christ, never makes it. The child
will probably go on with all the disadvantages, which might have been
avoided by parental faithfulness. Now
you see what a mistake that father
or mother makes who puts off too late
life adherence to Christ. Here Is a
man who, at fifty years of
age, says to you, "I must be a
Christian;" and he says, "Here, at
fifty years of age I have given my
heart to the Savior. Now 1 must establish a family altar." What? Where
are your children now? One In Boston; another In Cincinnati: another in
New Orleans; and you, my brother,
at your fiftieth year going to establish your family altar? Very well;
better lato than never; but, alas, alas,
that you did not do it twenty-live
years ago!
When 1 was in ChamounI, Switzerland, I saw in the window of one of
the shops a pioture that impressed my
mind very much. It was a picture of
au accident that occurred on the side
of one of tlie Swiss mountains. A
company of travelers with guides,
went up some very steep places-
places whicli but few travelers attempted to go up. They were, as all
travelers are there, fastened together
with cords at the waist, so that If one
slipped, the rope would hold him���the
rope fastened to the others. Passing
along the most dangerous point, one
of the guides slipped, and they all
started down the precipice; but after
a while oue more muscular than the
rest stuck his heels Into the ice and
stopped; but the rope broke, and
down, hundreds and thousands of feot,
the rest went. And so 1 see whole families bound together by ties of affection, and tn many places walking on
slippery places of worldlinesa and s;n.
The father knows It and the mother
knows it, ancl they arc bound all together. Alter a while they be��iu to
slide down steeper and steeper, and
tlie father becomes alarmed, and hu
stops, planting hla feet on tho "ltoL*k
of Ages." He stops but the rope
breaks, nnd those who were once tied
fast to him by moral and spiritual influences, go over the precipice. Oh,
there is sucli a thing as coming to
Christ soon enough to save others!
How many parents wake up in the
latter part of life to find out the mistake! The parent says, "I have been
too lenient," or "I have been too severe In tlie discipline of my children.
If I had' the little ones around mu
again, how different I would do!" You
will never have them around you
again. The work is done, the bent to
the character is given, the eternity is
decided. I say this to young parents
���those who are twenty-five or thirty
or thirty-five years of age���have the
family altar to-night. How do you
suppose that father felt as he leaned
over the couch of his dying child, and
the expiring son said to him, "Father,
you have been very good to me. You
have given me a fine education, and
you have placed mo In a fine social position; you have done everything for
me In a worldly sense; but, father,
you never told me how to die. Now I
am dying, and I am afraid."
In this category of irrevocable mistakes I place, also, the unklndness
done the departed. When I was a boy,
my mother used to say to me, "De
Witt, you will be sorry for that when
I am gone." And I remember just how
she looked, sitting there, with cap and
spectacles, and the old Bible in her
lap; and she never said a truer thing
than that, for I have often been
Sorry since. While we have our
friends with us, we say unguarded
things that wound the feelings of those
to whom we ought to give nothing but
kindness. Perhaps the parent, without inquiring into the matter, box
the child's ears. The little one, who
has fallen In the street,comes In covered with dust, and, as though the first
disaster were not enough, she whips It.
After a while the child is taken, or the
parent is taken, or the companion is
taken, and those who are left say,
"Oh, if we could only get back those
unkind words, those unkind deeds; if
we could only recall them!" But you
cannot get them back. You might
bow down over the grave of that loved
one, and cry and cry and cry���the
white lips would make no answer. The
stars shall be plucked ont of their
sockets, but these Influences shall not
be torn away. The world shall die,
but there are some wrongs immortal.
The moral of which is, take care of
your friends while you have them;
spare the scolding; be economical of
lhe satire; shut up in a dark cave,
from which they shall never swarm
forth, all the words that have a sting
In them. You will wish you had eome
day���very soon you will���perhaps tomorrow. Oh, yes. While with a firm
hand you administer parental discipline, also administer it very gently,
lest some day there be a little slab in
the cemetery, and on it chiselled "Our
Willie," or "Our Charlie;" and though
you bow down prone in the grave, and
sock a place of repentance, and seek
it carefully with tears, you cannot
find It.        *
There is another sin that I place In
the class of irrevocable mistakes, and
that Is lost opportunities of getting
good, I never come to a Saturday night
but I can see during that week I bave
missed opportunities of getting good.
I never come to m.v birthday but 1 can
see that I have wasted many chances
of getting better. I never go home on
Sabbath from the discussion of a religious theme without feeling that I might
have done It In a more successful wav.
How is it with you? If you take ::
certain number of bushels of wheat and
scatter them over a certain number cf
acres of land, you expect a harvest in
proportion to the amount of seed scattered. And I ask you now, have the
sheaves of moral and spiritual harvest
corresponded with the advantages
given? How has it heen with you?
You may make resolutions for the future, but past opportunities are gone.
In the long procession of future years
nil those past moments will march;
but the archangel's trumpet that
wakes the dead will not wake up for
you one of those privileges. Esau has
sold his birthright, and there is not
wealth enough in the treasure-houses
of heaven to buy it back again. What
does that mean? It means that if you
are going to get any advantage out of
this Sabbath day you will have to get
it before the hand wheels around on
the clock to twelve to-night. It means
that every moment of our life has two
wings, and that It does not fly like a
hawk, In circles, but in a straight line,
from eternity to eternity. It means
that though other chariots may break
down, or drag heavily, this one never
drops the brake, and never ceases to
run. It means that while at other
feasts the cup may be passed to us,
and we may reject it, and yet after a
while take it, the cup-bearers to this
feast never give us but one chance at
the chalice, and, rejecting that, we
sliall "find no place for repentance,
though we seek it carefully with
There is one more class of sins that I
put in tlie category of irrevocable sins,
and that Is lost opportunities of usefulness. Your business partner Is a
proud man. In ordinary circumstances
say to him, "Believe In Christ," and lie
will say, "You mind your own business, and I'll mind mine." But there
has heen a Miction in tne household.
His heart is tender. He is looking
around for sympathy and solace. Now
Is your time. Speak, speak, or forever
hold your peace. There is a time in
farm life when you plant the corn and
when you sow the seed. Let that go
by and the farmer will wring his hands
While other husbandmen are gathering
in the sheaves. Y'ou are in a religious
meeting, and there is an opportunity
for you to speak a word for Christ.
Yuu say, "I must do It." Your cheek
flushes with embarrassment. Y'ou rise
half way, but you cower before men
whose breath Is in their nostrils, and
you sag back, and tlie opportunity is
gone, and all eternity will feel the
effect of your silence. Try to get back
that opportunity! You cannot find It.
You might as well try to find the fleece
that Gideon watched, or take In our
hand the dew that came down on the
locks of tiie Bethlehem shepherds, or to
find the plume of the first robin that
went across paradise. It is gone; It is
gone forever. When an opDortunity
for personal repentance or of doing
good passes away, you may hunt for it;
you cannot find It. You may fish for
it: it will not take the hook. You may
dig for it; you cannct bring it up. Remember that there are wrongs and
sins that can never bo corrected; that
our privileges fly not In circles, but In
a straight lino; thnt the lightnings have
not as swift feot as our privileges
when thoy are gone, and let an opportunity of salvation go by us an inch,
and no man can overtake It. Fire-
winged seraphim cannot come up with
it. The eternal God himself cannot
catch it.
I stand before those who have a
glorious birthright. Esau's was not so
rich as yours. Sell It once and you sell
it forever. I remember the story of the
lad on the "Arctic" some years ago���
the lad Stewart Holland. A vessel
crashed Into the Arctic in the time of
a fog, and It was found that the ship
must go down. Some of the passengers
got off in the lifeboats, some got off on
rafts; but three hundred went to the
bottom. During all those hours of
calamity, Stewart Holland stood at thn
signal gun, and It sounded across the
sea, boom! boom! The helmsman forsook his place, the engineer was gone,
and some fainted and some prayed and
some blasphemed, and the powder was
gone, and they could no more set off
the signal gun. The lad broke In the
magazine and brought out more powder, and again the gun boomed over
the sea. Oh, my friends, tossed on
the rough seas of life, some have taken
the warning, have gone off in the lire-
boat, and they are safe; but others are
not making any attempt to escape. So
I stand at this signal gun of the gospel,
sounding the alarm, Beware! beware!
"Now is the accepted time; now Is the
-lay of salvation." Hear it that your
soul may be saved.
Two Michigan Delegates Elope to
Arson ami De.erttuu   Charice.l  AjiHlii.l tli,-
Mini�����<ni"*liitai:o' liegunat the Cleveland   Convention-Uid   Cady  lire  Hla
/    Store'.'-They Roomed Together III Now
New York despatch says: Detectives
In this tlty looking for C. tl. Cud}',
of the firm of Jackson & Cndy, dealers In dry goods and groceries at.
l'iuckucy, Mick. They charge hlui
With arson, but he is also tho principal figure lu an escapade avhich has
stirred up half the counties iu the
southern tier of tho Stato of Michigan.
Ho was a, particularly brilliant
light lu church circles and gavo much
time to Christian Endeavor work, He
avas looked upon as a model young
man lu every respect. Now ho is
out of town und uudor a dark cloud,
and avith iilm is, or was, Miss Etta
11. llice, a. young woman avho lived
in Lansing, the capital of the State,
and who, like her companion, hud
won uu enviable reputation hy her
church work, sue, too, avas prominent lu tho church Endeavor organization, aud was to have goue to
Boston last week as tho official representative of tlie local society.
Besides leafing thero unceremoniously avith suc'u a nice girl, (Judy
deserted a really estiuiaolu young
woman lu Hackney, to whom he was
engaged, and who was addressing
Invitations to her wedding, wheu
tlie news was brought to her that
her affianced husband had mysteriously disappeared,
Lauy first appeared in l'inckncy, a
town of about olio inhabitants In Livingston county and about 4U miles
west of Detroit, a year ago. He formed
a partnership avitjii a man named Jackson aud the firm opened the usual
country dry goods and grocery store.
His good looks and affable manners
brought them u good trude uud they
prospered. He cultivated tho J-e-
rlgious friendship of tlie town, whicli
Is generally susceptible In a place of
that size und location, and especially
so iu this old und not altogether uu-
plcnsunt humlet. His popularity wns
very great. Ho had uo trouble In
getting credit -und all tho favors he
It Is said that many are financial
losers through tlielr unbounded confidence in him, but It is not known
hero how extensive his debts are.
He mado the acquaintance of Miss
Anna MeMasters, who Is described as
a lovely girl, aud paid her unremitting
attention for a year. As already
stated, they were engaged to bo married and ho had already furnished and
decoruted In exquisite style, for a
country village, one of the best
huuses in town.
Neither Miss MeMasters nor anyone else in that vicinity knew of his
attentions to nny other woman.
Ua J nuo UUtli ho left towu, presumably for Detroit, telling liis partner
that ho would return on tho following day. That night a lire broko out
iu ills store, but it was discovered iu
timo to prevent serious duinnge. it
avas then learned that cottou batting saturated with kerosene had
been placed in different parts of tho
store und among tho goods.
This was not couuectcd with Cady
until tho next day, when ho lulled
to return. Then thero wero whisperings of attempted arson and finally
charges were made openly. Ho has
not lieen seen in tho town since.
It is now known that ou Juue 129th,
tlie day avhen Cady loft l'iuckncy,
Miss l.ico also bade her parents good-
by at Lansing und took a train ostensibly for Boston, & deleguto to
tho Christian Kudeavor Convention.
Miss lllco has n. sister living near
Hillsdale, Mich. Beforo she left she
wroto this sister to meet her that
day as sho passed through tho city,
Miss ltico stopped off for a lew hours
aud then tveut on eastward over the
Luke Shore road.
Last Tuesday Mrs. Rice, the mother
of tlio girl, received at Lansing a letter from her Hillsdale daughter, containing inclosures dated at Erie, Va.,.
which with the letter had been received from Etta und Cady, announcing their marriage. The date ot the
alleged marriage was not glveu nor
was tho sister advised of tho whereabouts or pluns of the couple. As
Miss Idee left behind tho funds which
had been appropriated by the Christian Endeavor Society to pay her expenses to Boston, It wns evident that
tho meeting With Cady hud been
The next trace of Cady and Miss
Kico was found la Now York. On
Tuesday last, July 1, thoy came to
tho Hotel Empire, nt tho corner of
Grand boulevard nnd West Sixty-
third street, and registered us C, tl.
duly and wlio, Portland, Oro. They
stayed Micro, occupying tho bost
rooms to bo had lu this fashionable
hotel, until Inst Saturday.
Wheu they went aavay nothing avas
said about tlielr futuro movements,
but it has been found out by the
detectives that Miss nice, or Mrs.
Cady, whichever Sho may bo, sailed
for Glasgoav on tho Furncssla, which
left this port at 10 o'clock to-day. It
is now believed that Cady was with
Miss Rice Is the daughter of Joseph
M. Ilice, a painter and decorator,
avho has long been in business at Lansing. Sho is 24 years old, a decided
brunette, and during the recent session of the Legislature was assistant
engrossing clerk of the House of Representatives. She met Cady last year
avhen In Cleveland attending the
Christian Endeavor convention. *He
avas then supposed to be'clerking In
Detroit. Since, it appears, he has
called upon her a number of times at
her home, but not so frequently as
to cause her parents to suspect that
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ItlliBiiinaBBIIIIIi illlliraiHEiiaiKlllllBEBlllI 111
It is certainly hard ou a man when
ids very designation excludes greatness. Aud no ouo ever felt this more
keenly than Mr. Bulkeley, the minor
cunou of Dunchcster. lu his own
eyes he was a very great man. He
was certainly great in body, and he
considered that he possessed great
moral and intellectual qualities. And
yet ho avas only a Minor Canon. Nothing could be more galling to such
a man than to have the epithet
Minor associated With his name. Custom Is very capricious In sueh matters. Tho lowest grade of genoral is
major-general. By parity ol paradox,
the highest grade of Canon should be
minor Cunon.   But it is not.
It is true that Mr. Bulkeley did his
best to sluk the obnoxious epithet,
uud lie was helped so far by the usages of society that he escaped it altogether iu conversation. As to his
curds, ho had two sets���tho one for
the Initiated, tho other for thu ignorant. On the former ho figured as tho
" Rev. Uratorcx Bulkeley." Theso
wero for uso at Dunchester and the
clerical world generally. Ou the other
ho stood as "Canon Bulkeley." These
avero reserved as a kind of treat lor
his maiden aunts and country cousins,
and such of his acquaintances as were
unfumlllar avith clerical'etiquette.
Ou tho letters addressed to him ho
avns almost alwavs Canon. Only once
In a while did some stupid tradesman,
forgetting that the part may bo
sometimes greater than the whole,
give him his complete title iu all its
belittling fullnoss.
Whenever this huppened Mr. Bulkeley fell upon tho obnoxious envelope
and rent it. The newspapers generally spoke of him us Canon. In fact,
It was difficult for the average reporter, whoa ho saw Mr.- Bulkeley on
a platform, to Imagine that such a
breadth of waistcoat eould enclose
anything smaller than a full-sized
Mr. Bulkeley cultivated the dignity
in his appearance and apparel. There
was a richness nnd amplitude about
all his garments that conveyed irresistibly tho idea that the wearer
must occupy a high place among ecclesiastics. He even woro a rosette
In front of his hat. "A freak of my
tiillor," he would sav, apologetically.
But he must have been tolerant ot
such freaks, for this one avas repeated with every new hat.
For years Mr. Bulkeley hail gone on
waging this potty warfare with fate
and struggling against the Ill-conditioned adjective that obscured his
natural greatness. Ilost men would
have gono under in the struggle. But
he did not. Sometimes he even fancied that ho avas getting the best of
tho contest; a week or two would
pass without a sight of tho enemy.
Then nil at once somo Ignorant person would write to him, and tho humiliating word avould onco moro be
forced upon his notice. It might be
Bunk, but It could not be suppressed.
Ot course, theoretically. Mr. Bulke-
lev might havo escaped from this
tyranny or a word by resigning his
position. Cut he avns a poor man,
and he could not afford to do this.
Moreover, though now In middle life,
he avns In love, In a vague, distant
kind of way, with the Bishop's daughter, and his connection avlth the cathedral gave him opportunities ot
meeting her which ho would not other-
aviso have enjoyed. Unfortunately,
however, he had a rival, Mr. Lux-
more, a man not so poor as himself
and a good deal younger. The Bishop hnd not hitherto favored Mr.
Bulkeley's suit.
Then all nt onco the unexpected
hnppcncd. Mr. Bulkeley's position
avas radically altered. For the moment he remained a Minor Canon,
but his minority was to all Intents
and purposes at an end. Early one
morning It became known in tho
Closo that Mr. Bulkeley had come iuto
a largo fortune.
For the first tlmo in his life he
laughed at the malignant adjective
that hnd hitherto harrussed him so
persistently. lie felt that Its power
was over. There could be no doubt
thnt, society being what it Is, ho was
now, If not a great mau, certainly
not a little, onc. The Bishop's
daughter need no longer bo a mere
dim und distant aspiration; she was
henceforavnrd In Itho category of
tilings attainable.
So he thought, und ho was not altogether wrong. For tho Bishop,
who chnnccd to bo staying, together
with ills daughter, at the Deanery
wheu the news of Mr. Bulkeley's sudden accession to wealth was brought
there, began to speak highly of him,
which ho hnd never doue beiore. Ho
wns alone with liis daughter at the
" A very worthy young man," ho
said, " who, up to the present time,
has not had too much of tliis world's
prosperity, but he bus always shown
bravo front."
" But surely he is not young, papa,"
said Winifred.
"These terms, my dear, aro purely relativo. Oue man Is young at
an age avhen another man would lie
old. Of course, I do not profess to
know Mr. Bulkeley's nge, though. If
he was ordained at the usual time,
it might be ascertained approximately from tho Clergy list. All I mean
U that ho hns always given mo tho
impression that ho is still a youug
" Perhaps that is because he Is
only a Minor Canon, pupa ; they are
generally young."
" You mean thqy begin by being so,
my love. If they live loug enough,
and aro not promoted, it seems to
me that Minor Canons, like every
other class of men, must In time grow
This   was   One of the sernphlcally
Innocent remarks for which the good
Bishop was famous.
Later In the day It became known
that the Dean had asked Mr. Bulkeley to stay at the Deanery whilo the
Bishop was there.
"���He lives some avay off,* said the
Dean; " it avould be a pity to put him
to the expense of a cab. It will be
much more comfortable for him to
stay in the house, nnd ho is certainly
a delightful companion." ,
Every one ngrced with the Doan,
and sympathized avith his anxiety to
spare Mr. Bulkeley's purse, now that
It avas kaown to be full to repletion.
The Minor Canon accepted the invitation. There, avas some pleasure
uow i/u going into society. Ho had
succeeded to several thousands a year:
he avas supposed to have succeeded to
double or treble the reul amount .< He
avas, therefore, sure of deferential
treatment, which lie had the natural
talent for enjoying. Besides, Winifred was at tho Deanery.
When ho arrived In the afternoon the
butler Informed him that the Dean!and
his visitors had gone for a drive, and
avcre not to return till Just lu time
to dress for diunier.i
Then the butler conducted Mr.
Bulkeley to his.rooiu and left him to
his own reflections. They were
pleasant oues. "All things are possible,', he said to himself, ".to those
avho have money. I shall resign my
present post at once. Then I shall
accept n good living. Good livings
are always offered to peoplo who can
afford to do .without them. From
that the transition avlll be easy to n
Canonry. After that a Deanery;?
No�� I think not. Deans are generally seiul-fuliures���too good to baa,
too commonplace to consecrate. Areh-
Deacoury? No. Au absurd sort of
position���gaiters et praeterea nihil.
No. From C'aiioa to Bishop straight
aavay, avithout any stoppages. A
Bishop must be a rich man in these
duysi; uo poor man can bear the expense. *' That,*' thought Mr. Bulkeley, complacently, "igeta rid of a host
of dangerous competitors. Money,
presence, and, of course, high character, and a natural aptitude for governing men���what more can anyl Prime
Minister want V I've always beeu
considered orthodox, and my political
views are so moderate and Judicious
that they would really suit either
lie was leaning ou the window-sill
and looking out upon the dimly kept
garden of tho Deanery. Ue put out
his hand uucuusciouslf>-���the miter
seemed almost in his grasp, "tl am
sure I sliould look the part well,*' he
thought; "it's a great thing to have
a good presence, ami Winifred would
bo proud of me. My position has
boon against me hitherto. Alter
that and till Is altered. And how well
I sliould look In the robes.*
He glanced at his watch. It was
0 o'clock. The dinner hour ut the
Deunery was '7.U0. There was an
hour yet before the Deaa and his party would bo likely to return. Mr.
Bulkeley thought he would go to the
library aud refresh liis recollection of
tho Vestiarluui Angllcanum. It avas
a subject in which he had always
taken au interest; now tho interest
was greater thun ever,
Ho went out of his room und turned down the corridor. As he did lo
he noticed that the door of oue I of
the rooms chanced to be wide open.
Ho could not help looking in, and was
almost startled by tho object that
caught his eye. For there���neatly
disposed over a chair in the middle of
the room���wus a complete set of episcopal robes, surmounted by tlie Protestant substitute for the miter, the
so-called " mortardioard."
" How very funny," said Mr. Bulkeley to himself. "Just what I wus
thinking about."
Then ho advanced a step or two
Into the room iu an undecided manner. ' Almost uncousciously he hud
closed tho door behind him.
" A very nice room 1" he said, as
If that wero tlio attractlou, " aud
handsomely furnished. I avonder
what the subject of that picture is
over there."
To satisfy his curiosity ubout it he
had to advance several steps further
into the room.
"Oh, I see," he suid; "allegorical,
Omnia vanltas 1 How very silly allegorical pictures generally are I"
By this time ho avas standing
quito close to the chair ou which
lay the Bishop's robes.
" It's a curious compound of gur-
meuts," ho suid, philosophically. " 1
wonder who invented It, Or Is it ia
product of evolution ?���the glorification of a workman's ordinary dress
���shirt-sleeves, black waistcoat aud
workman's apron ? Still, on a fine-
looking man, it looks well���very well.
What a pity it Is that our ilear,
good Bishop has sueh a hatchet face!
Ills baudy legs don't so much matter
wheu he's gut the robes ou, though
they are against him iu sucial intercourse. It's curious when you
come to think of it, that a man
should pass his avhole life over a
parenthesis." '  ���
There was a large mirror in the
wardrobe on one side of the room, and
Mr. Bulkeley could uot help casting
a glance at It, and mentally comparing his own Impressive features aud
straight legs with those of the poor
*' It hardly seems a process of natu-
ral selection," he thought. " If a niiiu
looks his part avithout acting It, he's
considered a fraud. But surely It's
almost as badl If a man acts his part
and doesn't look It. It's still a kind
of fraud. What a pity It Is our good
Bishop has such a very poor presence I"
It Is quito certain, although the fact
Is nowhere laid down in sciontiflc
text-books, that the human hands
have a volition of their oavn. It is not
a mere reflex action; it Involves a
subliminal consciousness. Thero Is,
first, contact; then reasoning (of a
low type); then voluntary action. Mr.
Bulkeley's hands chanced to come
Into contact with the smooth satin of
the chlmere. They then argued:
"Here aro clothes; clothes are meant
to be worn; ergo, ave will put them
on."  Mr. Bulkeley himself avas a mere
lay figure for the occasiou. By degrees the hands accomplished their
task. One by one���iu oue order, ohne
Hast, ohne Bast���they endued Mr.
Bulkeley avith the cossack, the rochet,
and the chlmere. Then he gave a little start, for, ia the mirror immediately in froat ot him, ho suddenly
caught sight of a majestic figure In
full episcopal costume. It wus himself.
" 'Pon my life I" ho exclaimed, and
theu stopped short. It was uot a very
episcopal utterance, but theu It was
not ex cathedra. Aad, at the moment, he was a little distraught; he
avas at once proud of his appearance
ami u trifle ashamed of his proceedings. Theu a strange thing happened.
Still looking at the mirror, he avas
surprised, uud even a little shocked,
to see tho reflected tigure slowly raising its right hand, avith two fingers
extended, iu the act of bcaediction.
Ho had uever really Intended to perform this action. It was that terrible
autovolitiou ot the hund ugaln.
"Oil, well." he said, rapidly lower-
lag his hand, " I'm glad I've seen myself iu them for onco. But I think I'll
take 'them off now. Hullo! what'a
that V"
Tliere avas the sounu of heavy footsteps approaching the room.
"Good heavens I 1 shall be caught,"
���thought Mr. Bulkeley. "It must bo
the Bishop's valet. 1 never thought ot
him. Whut ou earth am I to do ?
He'll be hero beforo I can get the
things off. I must hide myself somewhere."
He made a bolt for tho wardrobe,
opened it, and ensconced himself Inside. He was a big man, aad it avas
a wonderfully tight fit, but he Just
mauagud to condense his proportions
Into tho space available. He could
barely move aud he could see nothing. But he could hear avell enough.
The heavy step pounded into the
*'lt cannot bo the valet," thought
Mr. Bulkeley ; "uo man would have a
valet who trod like au elephant." But,
if it was not the valet; who avas It V
It must be the Bishop himself. The
thought caused a sudden horripilation
of Mr. Bulkeley's skin.
The Bishop avns uot alone���hits
daughter avns with him.
'"How are you now, papa?" she
asked, as the Bishop (so Mr. Bulkeley
Judged from the sudden shaking of the
iloor) sank Into a chair. "A little bet-
ten,  I hope ?"
"Thank you, my love," answered the
Bishop, a little peevishly; "but, really,
.since you last asked mo that question ut the loot of the stairs there
has hardly been time for any marked
change. But I nm glad I turned back
when I did. The sun avas very oppressive. I think I lind better not go
dowu to dinner to-night."
At this the wardrobe oscillated perceptibly. It wus Mr. Bulkeley shuddering inside. If the Bishop carried
out his intention there could be no escape  for the intruder.
*'It avlll be a great disappointment
to everyone, papa," said Winifred.
"It avlll be o, privation to me, my
dear, but lifo is made up of such
things," said the Bishop pessimistically. "Not but what Jackson coald
bring me up something here," ho
added, a little less dolefully. "Something very light, of course. Just a
little clear soup, a bit of fish and the
wing of a fowl. Positively nothing
else, except vegetables, of course; but
no sweets ot tiny kind. Perhaps a
glass of dry champagne would take
aavay my headache. It Is considered,
I believe, a good nerve tonic. But I
avill tell Jackson exactly what I
"Shall I stay with you, papa?"
"No, my love. If I am compelled to
absent myself from dinner, that ma-kes
it all the more necessary that you
should be present. But what is that
noise ?"
''What noise, papa?"
"It sounded to me something like a
groan, but I supposo it Is merely another proof hoav my nerves have been
affected by my indisposition. Well,
my love, do not let me keep you uny
Mr. Bulkeley had already resolved
on his course of action. As soon ns
the Bishop should be alone ho (Mr.
Bulkeley) would emerge from his place
of concealment and throw himself on
the Bishop's generosity. It avould be
very humiliating, no doubt, but he
felt sure that the Bishop would keep
his secret. As to humbling himself in
this way /before the Bishop's daughter, that won not to bo thought of.
" Shall 1 rlug for Jackson, papa;
But Winifred did not go at ouce.
before I go **"
" If you please, my love."
The bell was rung. Not till Jack-
sou came did Winifred withdraw, but
it was impossible lor Mr. Bulkeley to
come and exhibit himself as un imitation bishop in the preseuce of a
menial. Ho felt that lie must postpone his manifestation until Jackson
should liavo retired.
But beforo this happened the Dean
made ills appearance. Ho had come
to Inquire nfter his distinguished
guest. Aud with tlie Dcau came Winifred.
" It Is nn attack ot the head," said
the Bishop, In a plaintive tone. "Very
slight. I am thankful to sny, but still
I think 1 ought to keop quiet."
** But you will bo able to Join us at
dinner, my lord, i hopo."
" I trust you will kindly excuso rne.
You know what a disappointment It
will be to mo, but I think it wonld
hardly be prudent. But what Is that
sort of stifled noise ? I have heard
it several times now."
'* It seems to eomo from the wardrobe, papa," said  Winifred.
" Would yuu seo it Jackson Is outside ?" said the Bishop to his daughter.
Jackson had discreetly withdrawn
ou the arrival of tlio Dean, but lie
had nut gone far. Winifred iouud him
lu the corridor.
*'Do you think there can bo a cat
In the wardrobe, Jackson ?" asked
the Bishop, lu Ills most Impressive
manner. " Cats," ho added, address-
lug his other visitors, " aro said to
havo a perfect genius for getting
themselves shut up in the must unlikely places."
" I will see, my lord," said Jackson.
Ho took a step or two toavard the
avardrobe, but suddenly started back
appalled, for Just as ho was ulwut to
open the door, the door opened, as It
seemed, ot itse!!,  and   there stepped
lorth a majestic figure arrayed In full
episcopal robes.
Everyone started���the Bishop most
of all. Was this his double? or nn
hallucination of his fevered brain ? He
laid his finger ou his pulse.
"Beg pardon, my lord," stammered
Jncksou, addressing the figure in the
robes. Tho clothos makes the man,
and In Jackson's eyes this avns a
genuine member of the episcopal order.
Why he should have secreted himself
In a wardrobe was not at the moment
clear, bat this did not make him the
less a bishop.
But the  other  spectators were rot
long   iu   recognizing   the   Impressive
features of the Minor Canon.
"Mr. Bulkeley!" exclaimed Winifred.
'Mr.  Bulkeley!" echoed the others.
Mr.  Bulkeley tried in vain to preserve a dignbied demeanor. The chim-
ere was now a Nessus-robe.
"I am sure I bog your pardon, my
lord," he stammered. "A mere passing freak, I assure you."
"Pruy don't mention It," answered
the Bishop, with freezing politeness.
It seemed to him monstrous thut uny
human being sliould dure thus to make
a travesty of tho episcopal office. And
with his robes, too I
Then there was a dead silence for n
few seconds, which seemed an eternity.
"I think I hud better go now," said
Mr. Bulkeley, feebly, lie had been debating with himself whether he should
take off his burruwed plumes there
and then, or perform the operation
In the privacy of his own room. Calmly
to walk off avlth the Bishop's robes
before the very eyes of tho Bishop
himself needed somo audacity. But,
on the other baud, it was Impossible
for him to divest lilmsell of them before such unsympathetic spectators'
So ho turned toward the door, and,
unable to utter another word, half
stalked, half stumbled from the room,
still a Bishop iu appearance, though
not in mien.
"A most extraordinary proceeding,
said the Bishop, when the door had
closed behind Mr. Bulkeley.
''The man must be mad." said the
Dean. "The fortune he has Just eomo
into must have turned his head."
"I don't see why it should have
been turned In my direction," said the
Bishopi  plaintively.
Jackson had followed Mr. Bulkeley
out of the room. He now returned
with tlio Bishop's robes across his
*'With Caaoa Bulkeley's compliments, my lord, and he avill write Your
Lurdship  on tho subject."
Mr. Bulkeley wras not seen again at
Dunchester. He now lives abroad, and
professes to doubt whether the Anglican Church has a true Apostolic
Succession. It Is said that his doubts
have arisen sinco the Bishop of Dunchester gavo his daughter to Mr.
a MUtreBfl Wlio Never Hml Any Trouble
Wiih II��r Servants,
" Your servants aro always so civil," remarked one woman to another.
" Havo you any special training nio-
thods that engraft such courtesy
iuto their manners ?"
' 'Not especially," avas the answer,
" but maybe you can find a keynote
to tlielr good temper In the fuct that
I always select as a commencement
to each day ft cheery ' good morning.'
" Somehow It seems to oil up the
wheels of domestic machinery, and
the work ot the day glides along In
a smooth manner 'that is entirely
lacking if by chanco I omit this, before breakfast courtesy. From cook
In tho kitchen to the boy avho carries my market basket tlio 'good
morning' tonle Is  magical   in  effect.
" In Southern households I know
the first greeting of the day comes
from tbo domestics, but avhen one
must cope with tho ignorance as
avell ns indifference of foreigners
about one's household, it is better to
take the initiative in acts oT politeness nnd let them learn by example."
lb tlie A H C of aGlrl's Life Cookery Conic I
Kate Field lias a word of advice for
the saveet girl graduate :
" Dear graduates,' she says, " cooking Is the alphabet to your happiness.
I do not hesitate to affirm that this
Republic, great as her necessities are
ia many directions, needs cooks more
than all else. The salvation of the
national stomach depends upon them.
" We are a nation of dyspeptics,
anil Americans are dyspeptics'because
they eat tho wrong foods, bndly cooked, avhich they drown in lee water.
Tliey aro dyspeptics because our
avomen don't know the rudiments of
tlielr business, nnd resign their kitchens Into the hands of Incompetent servants, 01 whom they are afraid, nnd
avhoso impudence they frequently endure through sheer helplessness,
"Be cooks first, and anything you
please afterward. Oa you posterity
Packing operations have been decidedly reduced, the returns lor the
week showing a total of 180,000 hogs
tor western points, compared with
220,000 for the preceding week.
Tliere has been n considerable Improvement In the Wool market tlie
past few days, and there Is quite nu
active demand fur Canadian fiecco at
uu advance of 11-2 tu L'c. per lb. Holders in the country, appreciating the
Improvement in the oil country markets, are now asking L'l l-'J to 25c���
and at present appear more or less
Indifferent ubout selling.
The crop situation la the States lias
not been essentially changed by conditions arising during the past week.
Good ralas have fallen in many sections, and were generally needed. In
some regions, especially iu portions uf
Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, the lack
of ample moisture is preventing the
satisfactory advancement of some
Harvesting of winter avheat Is now
far advanced, nnd considerable threshing has been dono. As previously indicated, the results nro exceedingly Irregular, avlth so much that Is very
light lu yield that the average of Indications If changed has been in the
direction of a reduction from previous
calculations. Tho quality ofthe grain
is largely unsatisfactory.
Choice Reading for tlie Ladies ol
tlie Household.
A stylish Leghorn hat is bent down
back aud front In an odd fashion,
and frum the edge of the lower part
of the crown, right over und under
the brim are strips of narrow ribbon
velvet. Any surt of trimming may
be used on the left side, nud the effect is very pretty ami new.
Fashions are tending to simplicity,
some of tlie prettiest new gowns having a plain -skirt, full waist, large
sleeves and a fichu. A ribbon belt
finishes these quaint and simple
gowns, and on some styles of girls
they are charming.
Tiie new color for tailor-made gowns
is an exquisite pale, pearly gray,
witli a tinge of blue. While blue and
white are very popular, yellow Is
also a favorite and comes iu all sorts
of thiu sheer goods.
Yellow buttercups, intermingled
with pale corn i owers, are delightfully artistic aud nrctty upon large
Mine. Reenmler's love letters were
recently sold at public auction iiy ft
Parisian auctioneer. Moral: Never
keep bucIi epistles.
Tonquin beans make *i delicious
sachet, imparting h, delicate and
lasting odor.
A pretty gnwa for a, small maid
is of poraadour pique, witli a short,
gathered bodice put into a band, and
rosettes of tho ribbon which Js most
prominent in tho design; bishop
sleeves, tied around tiie waist with
ribbon, and a belt and bow of the
same. Muslins always look fresh
and dainty for small girls, and they
are especially pretty in faint butter
color ground, with designs in pala
A coarse, tan-colored rustic straw
trimmed with ribbon aigrette and
two fluffy feathers makes a charming hat fur a girl of twelve or thereabouts.
A rather henpecked hem-diet always
signs his letters and adds tn the signature W. P., signifying " wife permitting." Of course tliis Is only when
he has made some engagement or appointment which he isn't sure his wife
will allow him to keep.
Burmese divorce proceedings are attractively simple and inexpensive. If
a couple grow tired of each other
tliey light two candles nntl sit In
their hut waiting till ono burns
out. The ono whose candle burns out
first, then quietly wnlks out, taking
nothing but the clothes lie or she
may have on, and all else becomes the
properly of tlie other.
One of the vainest of women was
thc old Englishwoman, Countess of
I'omfret, wlio, ufter giving a collection of statues to the university,
coinplaceutly sat for four hours,
three consecutive days, looking for
flattering verses and orations, in
which she was compared to Minerva.
Women do not, us a rule, talk more
than men���tliey are listened to more,
that is wliat gives the impression.
The cynic Voltaire admitted that
women teach men repose, civility, and
Clothes lines of galvanized iron are
better than those of rope. The.house-
wlfo who has set tubs put Jnto her
house should not leave the height at
whicli they nre placed to the Judg-
raeut of a workman, who commonly
places them much too low, so that a
stooping position and nn aching
back are tiie cunsequences of using
Those who are yet to know the delights of coolfing by gas or electricity
will find a supply of charcoal n grcut
help in quick cooking. Broiling of
meat la always accomplished with
better results by its uso than by a
coal fire. It is also economy to add it
to a low firo for broiling, instead of
keeping tho grate filled to the brim
with glowing hard coal.
A choice orange, both peel and pulp
sliced and covered with fragrant hot
tea, makes a beverage of most'excellent flavor, and one that is preferred
by some persons to lemon and tea.
Sour-orange Juice and coffee make a
flavor in favor witli the Italian taste.
To make wine whey put a cupful of
milk in a double boiler and lot it come
to a boiling point. Add one-fourth
of a cupful of wiue, and let tho mixture stand until tiie albumen of the
milk Is curdled. Then strain nnd
chop the curd very fine or rub it
through a fine sieve, (live the patient only a small quantity at one feeding. Sometimes, according to the
physician's order, both whey aud
curd are used.
When old white garments aro so
much worn that tliey tear easily it
fn waste of time to patch or darn
them. Tear them into long, straight
strips, roll tightly and put away In
the medicine closet. They are handy
in caso ot accidents requiring band-
���igos, and sliould always bo kept on
hand. Much worn woven underwear
may bo similarly used. Tho clastic
quality makes such banduges the best
for sprains.
Old woolen stocking legs cut Into
squaros and covered with pieces of
bright cotton or old silk mako good
Iron and kettle holders. Sheets when
so worn as to require mending will
hardly stand the %i:ear and tear of
bedding. With any Uttle. rents sewed up they are good to hang over
furniture while sweeping. THE WEEKLY NEWS,   AUG. 20,    1893.
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TuesdayT 1^2011957
It is true as the Nanaimo Mail says
thnt not much was accomplished for this
district during the last session of the
Dominion parliament owing to the finan
cinl policy of ihe government, It is nol
just, However, to lav the blame ol this up
on our member, Mr, Haslam,. No one
could have accomplished any thing un
der the circumstances. Il must be said,
though, lhat thc promise of doing some
thing next year by the government is
not to be regarded seriously. Our representative was not quieted by such
promises, but they were the best he
could get. Thc altitude of the government was trifling. If the subsidy to the
E. & N. railway can be properly given
next year, it could just as well have been
given this. No mailer which party is in
power there must be a united front made
by our representatives in behalf of the
Province. We are free to say that a
stiffor fight has been made this year than
ever before, and that in lhe matter of reinstatement of Fit/simmons the government was forced to yield. The demand
for representation in the Cabinet has
been forcibly presented and, we believe,
will ultimately be conceded. We are not
to be lorever put off with the [ilea that
enough has been done for Hriiish Columbia by extending the Canadia Pacific to
our shores. The increasing importance
of our Australian and Chinese connections aie greatly benefiting Middle and
Eastern Canada, while with the completion of the Panama Canal, giving us direct water communication wilh England,
we shall have less use for it than now.
As we are first for British Columbia we
would be glad to see her more equally
divided politically. We regard (his district as practically safe for Mr. Haslam,
but looking over the fie'd we see signs of
a break in the ranks of our representatives elsewhere. Justice to the province
will hereafter be the condition of party
from Ocean to Ocean
No 5. By American Travel.-*.
The stop was not long and I never
learned what ihe trouble was. There
was ihe usual contusion and bustle, running of the conductor and br.tkies,
detaching ol the engine, backing down
and coming up, then iwo or three toots
and a start. 1 tried to esttact a little information from ihe lireman (who probably didn't know any more about it than 1
did, and got for my satistauton the blufl*
inquiry���" What is lhat lo you ?"
We snipped it a station called ltlue
Canyon. Here thc train hands had
breakfast, while I munched a toothpick
I saved from the ''Voung American" oi
Sacramento. 1 went back along the
train to see if Vic. had made it out could
not sec him.
Wc watered and started again. It was
the same old tiling: steep hills, and --now
sheds until we reached the summit. After
that it was tae old thing over again, only
it was down grade. Our engineer shut
down and let the head engine handle the
train. This just suited me and I had ti
pretty good snooze on account of it.
We arrived, without meeting anything
worthy of note, at Truckee, except that
we slid most ol the way. There was a
lot of snow a few feet deep above the
track. As soon as 1 got oft", I yot a good
wash, found a restaurant- tilled up, and
lay dovn in the shade to wait for Vie.
I wailed tive hours; two trains���a passetl
ger and a freight came and went but no
Vic. Then another freight train wiih
three engines at the head came in, and
Vic jumped tiff He was as b'ark us the
liat he was wearing. 1 escorted him to
die wash place ��� a creek, too yds away
and asked him to give ine an account of
himself. He s lid, that he couldn't make
the dyer because Lhe "brakie" was ton
smart for him; so he jumped that engine
and cracked coal. A few miles the other
sidi ofthe summit the fire went nut ami
they tore boards from ihe snow sheds to
kindle it again. They had, he snd, two
firemen as green as he was, Then pathei
icallv lie added���"I aint never going to
crack coai on a "bullginu1 again as long
as I live. Look at my hands!" I looked
There were two fat blisters���regular daisies.
We next had something to eat, after
which wc had a dispute about iny drinking milk, and then a good swim in a pool
close by and were readv for the Atlantic
Express when it arrived.
We are determined to close out our Summer stuff at less than
wholssale prices.    All other goods reduced away down.
We are selling goods irom 20 to 30 % less than you can buy elsewhere. ��CSSr*   Sale continued during August.
Summer Neckwear
in all the Latest Styles
Summer Shirts
in Great Variety
Summer Suiting
The latest in English and Scotch Tweeds.
Tailors and Gents Furnishers
Anions the late evidences .if Japan's
enterprise is the formation ol it company
with a capital of 15560,000 to builtl ty'/i
miles of elevated tramway in thc city of
Yokohama, a city of ,150,000 inhabitants
A breakwater is nearly completed there
at a cost of $2,0->o,ooo. In connection
wilh this there is an interesting bit of
history. About 30 yeara ago ihe combined naval force nf Great lirilain,United
Stales,France and Holland, in the waters
which wash the shores of Japan, on the
pretence of redressinj. a [grievance bombarded Shimonseki and at the treaty
concluded there, was required to pay and
did so, an indemnity of $3,000,000. About
15 years ago thc United States was just
enough to refund aomelhing like $750,000
the share of the indemnity received by it.
What disposition to make of this has
been a question, but it was finally decided
to use it in the interests of commerce
aii'l therefore it was applied inward the
c.instruction of this great improvement
lo the harbour. The United Stales will
lo-e nothing frnm her generosity and
Creat llritnin would have done well to
have followed her example.
Courtenay, May 13th, 1895.���To all in
terested: I have this day appointed Mr
Tom Bcckensell to collect all outstanding accounts due to ihe rtiilev estate during my tempory absence from lhe district
W.A. Mathewson, Assignee.
If I saw a'bottle of whltkoy lying on the
lallten yinU in front ol' * Hying explains I'd
make a (lush for it. ��� JuiiliiM I'oolo.
Cow hunting in the woods one day
I listened fnr the bell,
Holding my breath. - when on iny ear
This song melodious fell.
I am a bold mosquito,
And through the woods I fly,
So get I bui 11 ririuk of blood
1 care not if 1 die.
Creatures a million limes as big,
Uo bring my fund to ine,
I, singing, light astride on them
And grub it nut in glee !
Yet though these creatures bring my
Unwillingly lhey give, (food
And oft 1 lind it bard 10 get
The wherewithal to live.
Creat hairy brutes in companies
Will sluggishly draw near;
Their hide's are iill sn thick and tough
Tliey well nigh break ni) spear.
And when I get a drop of blood,
It is not worth lhe pains,--
Coar.se, salt, and indigestible
It on my chest remains.
Hut ihere is one, ��� a monster dire,
Who sometimes passes by; ���
(Oh! had 1 but my till of blood,
I satisried would die !)
To light upon this monster dire
Is risk of life and limb,
lint I would risk a hundred lives
To gel a sip from him.
His hide is thin, his blond is sweet,
Sweeter than milk to mc.
Hut all! his ways are full ol guile,
And treacherous is he.
At times he like a stump will stand,
And you would think him dead,
Then suddenly he wakes, and flails
Co thrashing round his head.
O ! I have scen-have secn-havc seen-
Five comrades flattened al my side
llenenth one Irightful tung.
Hut I, a bold mosquito,
Still through lhe forest flvj
And I will have a drmk of blond,
I care not though I die."
Here ceased the song, fnr with a slap,
The singer bnld I slew; ���
See, ye whose i.ove for liquor
What it may do eor you. (grows
���Author ot Hull Song
Until August 25th I  will sell off the
balance of my summer stock at cost.
Miss Nash, Umcn.
CO'CrjSTEiT.Vir, B.O.
The leading hotel in Comox district.
Now and   handsomely  furnished,
oxcellent hunting and  fishing: close
to  town.   Tourists   can   depend on
i lirst.-class accommodation.   Reasona-
j ble   rates.   Bar  supplied   with   the
I choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
.  TIlsT   SHOP.
j On Dunsmuir Ave,, Union
!       Opposite the NEWS Officii
Where lam prepared to do all kinds
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
AND    Repairing
And will endeavor to give satisfaction ami
hope to receive
a lair share of f*   J_T   Tlt*l ,(*ll
public patronage.**-' ** -* ���  �� <11 *-"--1
Robert J. VVenborn.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in the following llicycles'
H. I*. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Heastnn, Humbei.
Hudge, New Howe and Wliitwoiah. Will
sell on installment plan or lii*< discount
fnr cash. Tarts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.   Creat Reduction ii. 1'rices.
All my outstanding accounts have been
placed in the hands of A. I J. Williams of
Union for collection,
J.J. Cram.
My ranch of 160 acres, one mile fiom
Comox Bay, It has a good house, barn,
chicken house, and 20 acres of cultivated
'and, all in good condition.
I. \V, McKenzie, Cotnteniy
Watchmaker ancl Jeweler
General worJcep In Metals
Jobbing ot all kinds
Office and Works   Jew/oiK* ���"-"'
Society    Cards
I. o. o. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0. 0. F��� meets every
Friday night* at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F ,& A.M.,B.C.R
Courtenay H. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of thc moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loval Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0.
O. !���*��� meet in theil lodge room over
McPhee's stoic, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 8 p. ill, Visiting brethren
cordially invited to attend.
J. M. Fulton, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. 0. 0. F.,   Union.
Meets first and third Wcdncseays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting
Brethren cordially invited tn attend.
R. Gourlay, Scribe.
JT Ja.~j1^!L
Lowest CASH Prices G. FULTON.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joun
I.. P. 1/>0KE, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The ISteamer JOAN will sail as follows
and freight may offer
Leavo Viotoria, Tnofiilny, 7 a. in,
*' Niinai ino far Comox, Woonosdny, 7 a. m
Leave Cuinox lur Naiiiiimii, Fridays, 7a.m.
" Kiinaimu for Victoria Siilurili.-y, 7 a.ni
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Vicioria Station, Store street.
'i;y^~'*y'y^y?s:yysjry-y:r!y_S3?;y'/ 'SS&
| F. Ourran |
Nelson Camp No, 44 of the Canadian
Order of the Woodmen of the World
meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday eve
nmg at 8 p.m. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to atiend.
Ceo. Hull, Secretary.
I Comox, B, 0.
jo    Choice  Family Groceries.
'3    Ai..so Flour, FEED, Etc., at    (*,
A. W    ENNISON, Mgr
Riverside Hoteks
Courtenay, B.C.
Geo. Dunbar, Prop
Hj       Best of Liquors
'7/       Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
aw & :����', si. ,1������ Mu
To order
tel Hmrt for S��mji]ott.  Prompt tlnllvwjr.   Pm
Iuul tit KUunuiU'itt.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Krtigh and
Dressed lumber always on
!ia:-.d and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split .shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable!
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered ai short
R.Grant & L Al ounce, Prop*
I am prepared to
furnish Stylish Bits
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B C
The pack of the Carlyle cannery this
season was nearly 7000 cases.
Mrs. Lindsay, ue regret to learn, is
verv sick with erysipilas.
Kingsbury's saw mill, up the Comox
valley was burned down on Thursday.
It is understood lhat Mr. Collis, J. P.
was a passenger to Nanaimo on the Joan.
Spring medicines for cleansing
the system ahd blood ai Plmbury's
drug store.
Mrs. Pike; i.i': Friday 1 n the Joan foi
Nanainio'riB a witness in the J.-o 1 on
federate bank bili - ase.
Mr. Young, bi'.rri.ncr ''i *\*aiii<inio, ".im
his *ife, have been guests at Hotel de
.'utnberlnnd dur ug .ne past week.
j. !**, E\ in--, provincial manager ni
tin.- Union Mutual I ifo ol Portland,
Maine has heen in town lorn few days.
He represents a sterling company.
Mr. and  Mrs.  Mathewson have   returned from their summer outing at lhe |
mouth of lhe Skccua Kiver.    Mrs. Math-
ew-on is much improved in health.
Courienay was illuminated wiih a lire I
last Thursday that danced dangerously I
near the residence of Mr.  Wither.   As
*e drove by we noticed men with buckets of waier upnn the roof.
Who doesn't want a good organ? The
one in use at the Reading Room hall is
an excellent nne, and to lie sold on tenders. .See ad. This is a chance not often
Get your guns and rifles tixed
before tiie siason Is in. Anderson can do it naa,'ly.
Edgar Kemp, formerly of Union, bui
more lately nf Courtenay left a fortnight
ago and his not yet returned. His
"guarantee of 16 or. to a pound, end high*
est goods al lowest prices" still confronts
the passer by from lhe west side of his
store building.
The pheasants have been imp orted
into this section al consibarable expense
ami trouble and have been protected by
law. Thuy are a line bird and its desirable that tiloy be left at least another
year without disturbance by our sportsmen. Wc trust hunter' will bear this in
For sai.k.- A pair of heavy three year
old mares, well broke; have been working
all spring nn farm. Easy terms if i-ciiiiir
ed. Apply to Geo. A. Heatherbell, Horn
by Island.,
Raring the session of the Countv
Court the bay put on its old liim* gala
appearance, and mine holt of The Lome
vied with mine host of The Elk in sniil
ing a welcome 10 all visitors. Well, some
day, when people get wealthy at Union
they will retire lo the Hay to spend their
Cash subscribtions received so far ate
as follows:
Sam Davis, $10; Simon Leiser, $5:
W. Glfusnn, $5; W. Roy, $s; Or. Lawrence, i}; L Mounce $5; J. McKim *v
Sons; *i2.50; A. C. Fultnn, $2. E. I'unbii
ry & Co. 2.50; O. H. Fechner, $2; T. U.
McLean, ts; W. F. Lawson, $1; R.Sau-
ser, it; G. H. Scoll,$l; Ihos. Horn, $1
Cash, $2
''. Ins lis' wil! ne kept standing until the
canvass is closed, uul will lie   ir'ned   n
H. A. Simpson
Barrister it soiicjltor, No's 2 tu 4
comma eiai street
Walter Harvay.
Notary Public. Conveyancer
Accountant Estate Agent
Private tuition.
Oftleo over Mel'liou .S; Muuru's store.
J. A. Ca*thew
���ci-rio-fT, 3. c.
'I'he cnnlract fm'making a portion 0'
tlie road between I'ny's and Howe's has
been lei to J. T. I'iercy and A. Garvin
and the hai nice of lhe road between
those places let to Geo. Kelland.
I have moved into my ne'*- shop on
First St. next tothe Ciistnmsiitl-.ee, where
I am prepared tn manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's women's, and children's
slmes.   Give me a call.
Nelson Parks.
The following item is clipped from the
Nanaimo Free l'ress;
���'Look nut for llie cheapest excursion to
Union and Comnx that has ever laken
place about the lasl or 22nd instant, un
der the auspices nf lhe Y. I1. S. C. E. of
Si. Andrew's Presbyterian church. Particulars later on."
The annual
���-of ri.'i:-
and Industrial
Thursday*, Oct. 3d.
At Coui-tenay,  B. C.
Miss B.B. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can hove free use of Typewriter
and Piano fur practice.
Ollice Roun:', Mcl'liuo & Monro U'ld'giiiulnt
I'. O. IIKAWtiK   18.
Notary Public.
Agent, tor tho Alliance Fire
Insurance Company of Lon
don and t!*e Phoenix of
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Association ot Toronto	
Union. B C.
UNIO V Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be a
Courtenay and Coniox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
TJ*>rco**sr ~. c
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
jojsp-i Union Mines
! Furniture    Store.
io.-; a'ni:TRAviii.i,iN(i PLiii.ic.  rates
'.EDUCED  1.-   i'm.u..:'   IWAKl.liKS
By the month, $26
By  thtV week,   $'3.
Single meals, 25 cts.
rickets   for   2)    mea-.i,  $60.0
Mum Saw Mill.
c'asli and Dooi
A. HAS LA Mt Prop
IP. 0. Drawer SO, Toleprioiio UUI, 1 til
B3T A complete slock of Kou��h and
Dressed Lumber always nn hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pa kets, Doors, Windows and lllinds,   Moulding, Scroll
Sawinif, Turnin-r, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished,
Cedar.  White Fine.   Redwood.
[. J, Ttabali
i\   Full  I ine of Everything
Inch ding Curtains, Carpets
and   Rugs,  and  our
C e I c la r a t e d
woven wire
Souse and Sign Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalscmining
and Decorating.
AU orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. C.
we keep
���econd Hind
We conduct every branch of the N^fflf^W
Undertaking Business including,' -^LMM^
Embalming, and keep all necessa   \ffljj W^
ry supplies *���e-jj^^x.
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
Manufacturer or
SarBapornllu, Champagne Cider. Iron Phosphates and Syrupt.
Bottler  of Dillerent Brands  of   Lager Beer,  btenm Beer and Porter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.
of Clocks, Watches, Books
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
*0*N10N, B. C.
j o | o |_o_|_o | o | o |o  |
! and !
by Bennett Sf Grant
Union, B.C.
?!     fJ
I    -5
Will open an Auction Boom in
Williams ft Hunters' new block
Union, B. 0. about Aug. 1st.
All kinds of personal goods auctioned off on commision, and money
advanced on bankrupt stock
This Hotel is fitted up with
a degree of Elegance ana
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
fa   fa i   t
LIQTJORS - + + + -
- Ja.7$-D   CTLOtJa.    X
Table Unsurpassed
Cumberland. Hotel,
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the test kept house.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rptes Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Done, ,',
I presume *to hare used over
��� one hundred bottles of Piso's
_ Cure for Consumption in my
family, and I am continually advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
I over used.���W. C. MiLTENBEBRBit, Clarion, Ta.,
Dec. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump-
tion, and never havo any com.   ""
plaints.���E. SiioREy, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894!
My Stock for 1S95 is now arriving and  when complete   will
be the largest in the Province.
Winchester nnd Martin Rifles
-trr-i^-��ft"'ii'*'-''-!Nv in ever>' calibre made.
-**fl*/T-.//.'���} r''*-'^     ^
Ct-T#1*li-f''J>,:'11;((:::)4 'P^'hl \ ll It Gmmr< Tisdall, W. Rirlu
M^fi^l*,.::^*'  l:im'l -in(l   '-labrough Shot   ti
������{^^'^^{.^.���^-���l^^e.^^ Reload*!!** -ools, (ij
"*^"^^>i-!7.*-.S;*--:'7':JrF!**  ',7y,*;P Cartridges, Powder i
lame bags,
and Shot.
Full Catalogue now out.
CHA.S    E.   TISDALL,  Vancouver.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
All persons driving over lhe whurf or
oridges in Comox district faster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according tn
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Persons using the mules and horses nf |
the Union Colliery   Co. without  permis-
sion will be prosecuted according to law.
Ir.l>. Little. Sunt,
Nanaimo Cigar Hactory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Buaton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures  thc finest cigars   an
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigan,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARU-
<"t.K for the same money FOE FAUM IID m\Wl
Seasonable Notes of Interest to
Double cropping requires double
manuring, but v.iiere this can lie dune
it i.s a protty sure way to increase
the earnings of the laud; but the effort tu obtain a good yield from n
run down farm uml tn Improve its
condition at the suuio time wlllpro.ve
a failure.
Those avho have their doubts ubout
Intensive cultivation, extra manuring, etc., arc tlio men who lire never
tempted to praetiee tliein. One
should never be ready to condemn n.
thins' without Mime trial.
Agood'growthotryo ploughed, under makes a most excellent fertilizer
mi' Corn. Among the things to
recommend It Is that it ts n cheap
fertilizer; it docs imt cost all the
succeeding crop is worth to sufficiently enrich it.
Beforo spending money for commercial fertilizers use home made
manures Just as fur as possible, The
former will doubtless improve your
crops, but the man who neglects to
u-sc his home made manurlal products
i.s not tlio one to use the bought article to advantage in preparing his
Generally, the single crop idea is a
very bad one to tie to. It is a move
iu tlio right direction, and one
which will lead tn au Improvement oi agricultural conditions in
general thnt farmers are everywhere
casting about for the best means
by which their operations may lie
more widely diversified.
One of tlie roads toward profitable
agriculture is to have a wide difference between tiie cost of a crop and
its selling value. Many a crop may
take frnm tlie soil fertilizing elements
worth pretty nearly as much as the
products, as avheat lins been doing at
tli'* ruling prices.
There is indeed such a thing ns becoming land poor. Do nnt the extended acres bring yon a living Income
above your taxes'.' Sr-U or lease the
greater bulk of it, and then make it
a mine nf wealth by increasing tlie
depth uf the soil, manuring more
heavily, and giving it twice as good
cultivation us lias been their avont,
Sow a small corner of tiie corn field
to rye. nats nr barley fnr pasture for
���Un , igs. TJin pigs can be run fnr
:i few aveeks tills fall wltlinut the
least damage tn the corn crop, and
tn the great advantage nf the pi's.
It l.s not to the fanner that hard
times nftenest come, nnd bankruptcy
is n rare visitor, Statistics show
that agriculture is safer than banking, railwaying ur manufacturing,
taking all things into account.
There 5h more than one tiling to
favor the procuring nf tlie best, richest and most concentrated foods:
besides keeping tlie animals in fine
condition, ave must remember that
there is an Improvement in tiie eminl-
itv uf the manures. Then, save it,
save it.     Uso plenty nf absorbents.
A verv pnor farmer he must be wlio
is not sure of a living. If a young
man Is not fir for anything else he is
not fit for a farmer; and tliis is tlie
excuse for so many run down farms
iind tlie continual wail that farming
dues not pay.
Potato blight is a fungus growth,
and thrre must ba a e/Ji-m nf impure
tn ritart a plant, it deveVope best
in lint, showery weather. The Bordeaux mixture, applied as often as
the material gets washed off-say
cverv twn weeks���will almost surely
prevent any ravages from this source.
Tlie difference in profit between in
well bred animal and a scrub, when
ready for market, i.s often 100 per
cent, in favor of tlie lietter stock,
avhile it lias certainly given more satisfaction in Its care and feeding. Tin*
sale nf stock or its products should
lie the farmer's chief source of Income.
On n farm where a variety nf crops
is grown everything can be fed out
to a bettor advantage if tliere be a
variety of stock. It is an item that
the risks of loss are lessened, nnd the
varied Htnck and their products can
be made tlie ainst nf; but the variety
muBt lie in kind, nnt in quality.
American farmers lose their courage
when times grnw harder, aud add tn
tlielr mra destruction by dropping
back tu poorer stock. Tlie Europoan
farmer Improves ids herds, whatever
tlie consequence, The States have
millions nl scrub stuck which have tint
paid fur the rulslng, while high grades
are sure of a Uttle profit at all times.
From the lessons uf tlie depression
grand results must follnw. Thrifty
farmers will now make thrifty farms
nut nf those lung ago deserted, fur
intensive farming, Improved stock nnd
improved breeding bring results whicli
find a market ready wailing at our
doors. Wheat, corn aiul nats may lie
low, but It pay- t" raise good stuck
tn which tu feed them.
it may be because uf their moist
climate, imt English farmers get good
results frnm stacking ensilage outside
with some weight and a protecting
cover, Wheat cut in tliis way and
Btacked makes fine stuck feed; stacking a few feet each day. nlloavlng it
to settle, it keens sweet.
Tlie quality uf every kind nf live
stock product the feeder may have tn
put upnn tin; market depends much
upon proper ami Intelligent feeding.
Even tlie wool whicli comes from the
sheep's back Is good, bad or indifferent
according tn the manner in which it
has lieen fed.
Au English remedy fur bloating,
Which Is the enlargement uf the stomach by the pressure of gas from
within, isti! dash eold water upun the
animal. This reduces the tempera tu re
nf the stomach and condenses the gas,
favoring its escape J>y eructation or
through the bowels.
Wc are nnw all ready tn assent that
tliere Is nn profit in feeding poor
stuck t that It ensts just as much to
feed nnd houso and handle it as it does
tu care fur guud .stuck. Wc should
learn Just a- well the uliier lesson that
it is jusl as unprofitable tu breed Irom
sueii slue.; au w teetl it.
The iiest variety of euru for the silo
is always the largest growlug variety winch will mature. tiueii varieties as ilic Learning are recommend-
etl where tlie climate is. suitable,, but
it takes all uf inn days lur it tu
mature. In a short season there is
danger uf missing tlie mark altogether.
Tlie Jerusalem artichoke has lung
been an Important item nf agriculture in suiuu parts of Europe. All
animals seem tund uf tlie tubers, and
tliey are said tu be mure nourishing
thun mangolds, Sheep fatten upuu
them rapidly, and ure fund uf them.
They are cultivated like potatoes,
ami yield frum five up tu twenty tuns
ur mure nu ncre.
Dees ure valuable not only fnr their
products, but because tliey nlso serve
as active agents iu the fertilisation
nf plants. Tuey gather and stureup
that whicli wuuid be entirely lust
Without tlielr aid; they work iu
places rarely seen, and tiie fence cor-
ners und neglected spots ure often-
their must   valued pastures,
If you contemplate building n stock
burn nfter harvest, dn nut fail tn su
construct it that when filled next
winter the temperature shall uever
fall below freezing point, Then yuu
will nut have tu feed su much corn
fur fuel tu keep up tlie uniuial heat
as yuu have in tlie winters past.
Tlie best product's frum live stuck
are obtained only by the strictest
attention to the food given. Gilt-
edged butter nf the highest flavor demands the best and cleanest ui Heeding staffs. Nur does the best pork
or poultry come frnm filthy pens and
diet,  washy and uunutritiuus scraps.
If the enws and nther stock nre tn
be carried along without iuss of flesh
during the drouth periods, n .small
patch n'f land made particularly rich
fnr suiling crop must be provided.
Such a crop is tlie best paying one
uu the farm.
Cheap hogs, cattle ami sheep and
dear corn cannot last lung; it is nut
a natural state of affairs. Farmers who avere sn fortunate as tn raise
large crops uf corn, and then had tn
buy stuck tn which to fee'd it, have
suid thnt stuck nt a luss. Fifty
cent corn nnd the short supply ul
marketable animals must quickly Improve prices henceforth.
fine butter. knows nn breed. The
ouly question with a man possessing
a fine herd uf native cow*J is can lie
make as much butter'.' ran ho afford
tu keep a oow yielding il per cent, ni
fat, when tlie snnio care and pasture
would bring him 6 per cent, frnm a
Ever nim nt a better broil dairy, If
for no nther reason that the surplus
stuck will sell for much better figures
and that the heifers raised are certain tn show- u higher grade nf excellence. There will lie fewer cows nut
worth the keeping.
Do not wait for the arrival uf tin-
best before making the start tn du
better. The duing the best with what
une lias is the best preparation une
can have for doing tlie best when the
"best" arrives. This is an especially
valuable maxim with n herd nf enws,
und is tlie best school to which one
can go.
Let us nnt forget that if a herd >ii
Jerseys gets uu better treatment than
the natives had before them they
will probably give no better return.
To be most profitable tliere must
bo a radical Improvement in method!
uf feeding and caring fur finer stock
Cows cannot yield butter fat avithout suitable materials with which
tu make it, and cattle capable of producing tlicm cannot use the coarse
fare uf tlie lower grades of stuck tu
goud advantage. Neither can they
withstand the expusure which common stock endures witli discomfort
und Injury.
If our cows are to have short
rations nnd little cure it will be
well to keep those avhich can stand
that kind of treatment, and the same
rule applies to nil other elusses of
domestic animals, Improvement ia
breed is useless unless tliere is Improvement in the care of them nlso.
If the hens do not Iny at this time
of tlie year, but grow pour and die :
if tlie young chicks are stunted and
dn nnt grow well, though well fe'
nnd you conclude poultry does nnt
pay, something is wrung which Bhould
be remedied. The whole result will
depend upon your fight against llco,
red mites and parasites nf various
Chickens must have convenient
places fnr dust baths ia order tu war
successfully with tlie vermin, Unless
fresh, insect powders dn nnt amount
tu anything, but good, strung tobacco
powder is effective avhen put among
the leathers of tho birds. An ointment nf 111 I'd, Sulphur nnd ciul'linUc
acid should be applied nluiutl head,
wings and rump ni the liens nnw and
Tu kill the little red mites which
lurk in cracks and seams1 noar the
perches during the day, and Iced upun
the hens at night, persist in the use nf
kerosene, tn which a little cnrbollo
acid is ndded. It can usually be successfully applied with  a  sprayer.
Iu the poultry limise tar conduces
greatly toward healthfulness. If cholera appears cleanse thoroughly, apply this article freely tn all lolats,
cracks, crevices, and then whitewash.
Tar lint.li absorbs ahd drives uwu'v
tlie taint uf iliseusc. The odor is offensive tn all vermin, and low will
remain nltar it is applied. Put a little
in the drinking  water.
Even though hutching witli lions, it
is nu excellent plan to raise the young
chickens with a brooder, for tlie reason that they will nut lie troubled
with lice, especially head llco. Urease
tlielr heads tn destroy those already
there, and then they will koop house
fnr themselves mnst prosperously.
When the hands look blue it may
lie .attributed to bad circulation. This
may be remedied by regular, good,
plain, nourishing foods of,a rather
fatty nature. Oils, cod liver oil es-
'icel'illy,  should be takeu.
WMcli May Save tlie Lives of Their
A Voung l.��.ly ��t Men li Hvllli' Saved When
Near Death'* Uoor-U��r Illness Brought
About by Ailments Peculiar toller Six
���Only one Way lu Which They Cull lie
SiicieHstully Bealateu.
(From the Ottawa Citizen.)
Perhaps there is ao healthier people ou tiio continent ui America to-day
thau the residents ni the picturesque
village of Merrlckvillo, situated on
the lildcuu River, aad tho reason is
not su much In Its salubrious climate
as in tho wiso precautions taken by-
its inhabitants lu warding oft* disease
by a timely use cf proper mcdltlue.
The greatest favorite is Dr. Williams
1'iiiU i'ills, uud many aru tho testi-
monlals in regard to their virtue-.
Your correspondent nn Monday last
called at the resilience uf ~Mr. and
Mrs. il. Boston, und interviewed their
daughter,i Miss Hattie Eoetou, a
liandsumo youug lady of HU years,
whu is known tu lane been very lovy
and lias been restored tu health by the
use of I'ink Pills. '< Yes," she said,
" 1 suffered a great deal, but 1 am io
thankful that I, am once mure restored tu Health. You have uo idea.what
it j/5 tu be so near tlie portals a nd
feel that everything in life's future
is nbuut to slip trom your grasp and
nu early grave your doom, I avas
taken ill tour years ago with troubles
peculiar tu myself anil which has hurried many a young woman to her
doom���au early grave. I have takeu
in all about twenty boxes nf I'ink
I'ills, and I am only tuu glad tu let
tlie world know what tliese wonderful little pellets have done fur me,
hoping that some other unfortunate
youug woman may be benefited as I
was. Wheu sixteen years of age I began to grow pale, and weak, and
many thought I was going iuto decline. 1 became subject to tainting
spoils, and ut times wuuld become unconscious. Ily strength gradually
decreased, and I 'became so emaclatciU
that I was simply a living skeleton.
My blood seemed to turn to waterfand
my face was the color of a corpse. ��� I
had tried different kinds ot medicines,
but tiicy did me no goud. I avas at
last confined to my room fur several
mqntks aud hope of my recovery was
given up. At lust a friend strongly
urged the use of Dr. Williams' Pink
I'iils, and after using a, tew boxes 1
begun tu grow slightly stronger. I
continued their use until 1, bad found
myself restored to health. I' now
quit using tlio pills, and for six
mouths I never telt better in my life.
Then I, began to feel that I was .not
ns regular as I should bo and to Joel
the old tired feeling once mure coming
on. Once moro I resorted to Pink
I'ills. nud by tlie time I had used six
boxes 1( found my heal Hi fully restored,. I rkeep a box by me and occasionally avhen I teel any symptoms of
n return of the old trouble, I take
a few nnd I am all right again. , I
cannot Hnd tvords ot sufficient weight
to express my appreciation of the
wonderful curative qualities of Dr.
Williams' Piuk Pills, and sincerely
hope that all who aro afflicted as I
was avill give them a trial, and I am
certain1 they will lind renewed
The tacts above related ore important to parents, as tliere are many
young girls just budding into womanhood whuse condition is, to say tlie
least, more critical than their parents
imagine. Tlielr complexion is pale
und waxy in nppearauce, troubled
with heart palpitation, headaches,
shortness ot breath, on tho slightest
exercise, taintuess and other distressing symptoms, which iuvuriably lead
to a premature grave unless prompt
steps are taken to bring about a natural condition of health. In this
emergency no remedy yot discovered
can supply the placo of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, which build anew tho blood,
strengthen the nerves and restore
the glow of health to pale and sallow
cheeks. They are certain cure for
all troubles peculiar to the female system, young or old.
The curtain bad risen on the third
net, nnd the momentary hush that
preceded the resumption of the performance on the stage was broken by
it stentorian voico from tho rear uf the
auditorium :
"Is Dr. Itigglnspiker In the house'."
A tall, heavily-whiskered maa occupying a front seat, rose up.
" If Dr. Iligginsnikor is in the house,"
resumed tlio stentorian voice, " lie
told me I avns to eome here and cull
him out nt 10 o'clock I"   i
Whereupon Dr. Hlgglnsplker, looking
very red. nicked up his! lint and cam'
ami walked down the aisle, amid loud
nnd entliusintlc applause.
Mr. Neavwed (wearily)���My dear,
here's ��20 avhich 1 have saved by giving up suiokiug. 1 wish you would
take it and get some experienced
housekeeper to teach you how to
Mrs. Newwed (delightedly)���How
good of you, my darling 1 I'll send tor
She���Do you still treasure my photograph 1
The Kentucky Colonel���Do I'.' I've
had it sot iu my pocket flask.���Lifo.
Mrs. Blues���Do you havo to treat
your cook as if she were n member ui
your family V
Mrs. Greys���Goodness, nol We have
to be very kind and polite to lier.
Bob Beachlelgh���Miss Bloom looked
very well wheu she was iu bathing
tiiis morning.
Miss Boardwalk���What Is her bathing dress like .' Bob Beachlelgh���I
really couldn't say. You know I am
He (approvingly)���Vou're a girl after my own heart,
She {indignantly)���Sir I I'm aftor
nothing nf the sort I
A���Have you ever heard the 8-year-
old violin player who is creating such
a sensation)-?
B��� Oh, yes; I heard him in Berlin
twelve years ago.���Eplicmere Cotu-
" Now guod    digestion wait on up-
And health ou both,"
Says the great Shakespeare, but he
did' not have in mind a coated tongue
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ou both."    By druggists.
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N. '**.	
It is all very well to Poke fun nt the
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baccalaureate sermons nre preached
In any venr that make uny better
showing (or originality of thought or
capacity to change the course of the
avorld ?
c Roy
ISSUE NO. 31   1895.
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Every dealer ttelh ihem    Thty wear Like tntt. THE PITEZEL HORROR.
Inauest and Post Mortem Examination.
American Ainlioritles Mny Semi  Holme. I.i
Canada���A Tu.v Belonging to tbo I'letzel
Children found��� tivhlence Ht the In-
iiuem -ii���i���i,s and Mm Ohildren Repeatedly Identified���The KxpreHKluan
l)t.covered��� HolnuV Crime, lu oliloago.
A   late   Toronto     ilespateh    says:
Tiio murders with tvhlch Holmes
will be charged ure those of Benin-
mln Pltezel, Harold I'itezel, 'Alice i'itezel, Nellio Pltezel, Minnie Williama,
Etta Williams.
A discovery of no mean Importance
avas made yesterday morning. Mrs.
Macdonald brought down to tho detective oiflco her little son, who hnd
whnt proved to bo ono of tho trinkets belonging to tlio Pltezel children.
It is un egg-shaped affair, which,
avhen unscrewed, would cause a small
snake to dart out. Their friends In
Chicago noticed it when they wero
there before their fatal visit to Toronto, and tlie Macdonalds found It in
a small vuliso in an upper room In
tho house. It was tlio only nrtlelo
avhich took their fancy, and they
kept it, throwing tlio rest away.
Detective Oeyor had it described In
his list of the children's personal belongings, nnd this is another link In
the elm In of identification.
Robert ltiteliie, who avas Samuel ,T.
Totten's driver last Oetober, has recollected that It avas he avho took
the mysterious trunk aavay from the
bouse. On Tuesday evening lie wus
positive that he hnd no recollection of
having been at the liousc at that time,
but yesterday morning lie stated to
Detective Cuddy that he had since recollected thnt he had beea there.
To a reporter yesterday Ritchie
told the story of ills connection witli
Holmes, his evldenco in a number of
minute points corresponding exactly
avlth things already known about
Holmes. He remembered, he said, going one afternoon iu October, about 4
o'clock, to a houso on St. Vincent
street. He could not recollect the
number, but remembered that it hnd a
veraudali. He did not mako the bargain with Holmes, but was instructed
by Totten, his employer, to go there.
The circumstance avas fixed in his
memory by his having had on the
same day to tnko a parcel several
times to another house on St. Vincent
street higher up. lie found tho trunk
waiting for hlin nt the door, and In
this particular his evidence agrees
avith that of Ur. Ryves, His .description of tlie trunk coincided with that
of JIr. Ryves, nnd with the description of .the trunk which Holmes had
in other places. It was not at nil
heavy, ho said; not noticeably light,
but by no menus heavy enough to
havo a body within it. it avould
probably avcigli front 75 to 100
pounds. He was able to describe quite
minutely tho manner in avhich lie
rolled tlio trunk along and then lifted
it, nnd describes Holmes as Impressing
him aa a rather jolly sort of fellow.
Holmes told him to "lironk liis back
over that trunk," and called his rig a
"dump-Cart." Holmes avore, bo added,
n soft felt hat, and tlio detectives
stato that during his stay in town
lie avoro Just such a. hat, and not tho
stiff felt hat iu which ho is depicted
in the newspaper pictures avlilch have
lieen published. He took tho trunk to
tho north side of the Union Depot at
the west end.
The detectives snout a while again
digging iu tho cellar yesterday, and
found n hone which avas thought to he
a shin bono, but which Inter turned
out to lis merely some kltche*n refuse.
It avas removed to the morgue. No
trace avas found of Nellio I'itczel's
feet, the absence of which avas noticed
nfter the bodies had been removed to
tho morgue, nnd was mado the basis
of some comment. Mr. Armbrust gavo
it as his, opinion that the remains in
question were In tlie Berth avhich wns
removed from tho collar by the Health
Department. Tho avork was done by
night, and the bonce might eusily havo
been In some of the earth which avas
shovelled out by the men.
Mr. Armbrust hns been comparing
notes witli Detective Goyer ns to tlie
list avhich tho hitter lias of tho clothing, etc., whicli avero in possession of
tlie murdered children, and is certain
that the remnants avlilch he found In
the fireplace belonged to the children.
Ho now remembers that thero avero
fragments of a bluo print dress, nnd
some striped stuff, besides somo dark
cloth of somo sort of worsted. This
corresponds avith Detective Geyer's
list, and with tlio description given Iiy
tho neighbors of the clothes, worn by
tho children whon in tho house Tho
reasoa that theso were not discovered
by tho Macdonalds is that they did
not uso tho fireplace, the gruto hav-
ing been put in by JIr. Armbrust.
Tho clothes wero thrust a good way
up tho chimney. Somo othor things
wore found nlmut the house, including
a pair of girl's black button boots,
very Ilttlo worn, of a rather light
pattern, and an odd girl's boot of a
different size, but nlso very little
worn. Tliey avero nil thrown away,
Coroner Johnson yesterday (telegraphed to Mrs. Pltezel, strongly urging her to corns to Toronto to Identify the bodies* She Is by no means
avell, but In all probability will comply avith the request.
Coroner Johnson and the Jury last
night at tlio Police Court addressed
themselves in earnest to the avork of
Investigating the circumstances of tho
killing of the Pltezel children. Nothing
new avas elicited, except that Mr.
Ryves mentioned that he had noticed
that the trunk avas empty. Thero was
a considerable number of witnesses
present and several of them avere examined.'
Detective Geycr was tho first avlt-
ness summoned, and he gave his evidence in a business-like way. He
hnd committed it to writing, und rend
out a clear and detniled description
of the death of Pitezel. the arrest of
Holmes, his statements nnd course
avhen arrested, anu of his movements
avlth the children from the time of
their father's death to their disnp-
penrance in Toronto. He then told
of the discovery of tlie bodies on Monday Inst, lu all this he gave /the
same story as that avhich lias appeared already In the press. The question
or tlie identification of the remains
followed, and Detective Geyer inhibited tne photographs of the gins,
which had been stated by tlielr mother
to be those of Alico ar.d Nellie.
no continued by snowing that from
Toronto Holmes and his wife went,
ou October 26th, to 1'resent, registering there at tlie Windsor House.
Mr. Vi'. E. Rnney examined Mr. Oeyor for the Crown. His tracing of
Holmes was made by liis own InVcstl-
gntion, verified by Holmes' admissions.
" Whnt has Holmes' business
been'."'   asked Mr. Kaney.
"It has been scheming to   defraud
for the Inst ten or twelve years,'' wns
the detective's terse reply.
" In what lines did he work 1"
"In renl estato uud life insurance."
" Was    he    successful      in     these
schemes ?"
"He claims that his schemes were
successful. He told me they had succeeded," Detective tieyer answered,
He added thnt tliey iuul been on a
large scale. Ho gave a few Instances
of Holmes' business strokes. Holmes
had said himself that he had secured
a body to palm off as that of Pletzel
from a New York doctor with whom
he had acted in a similar Insurance
swindle previously, the pair having
made $20,000 by it. Further, Holmes
admitted to being an accessory after
the fact to tlie murder oi Minnie Williams at Chicago.
Next followed a detailed analysis of
the movements of tlie party und their
meaning In nnd bearing upon the tragedy. When Peltzel's death occurred
his family was iu St. Louis, Mo. To
identify the body of Pletzel, Holmes,
Alice und Jeptho D. Howe went to
Phllndelphia; tliey returned to St,
Louis und the division of tlie spoils
took plaee. Tho party avas then
all In St. Louis, with the exception
of Alice, who wus ut the Stuyvesant
House in Indianapolis. Then the party broke up; Holmes took Howard
nnd Nellie to Indianapolis to meet
Alice, saying he avould take them on
to join Pletzel, who wns believed by-
Mrs. Pletzel to he alive and In hiding.
Mrs. Pletzel, Dessa and the baby went
on to Galva, 111., and remained there
for some time, whlie Holmes was
wandering from city to city with tlie
children, hiring houses and then deserting them. When tliey got to
Detroit, however, Mrs. I'ietzel apparently concluded to join her husband,
und with Dessa came oa to Detroit,
staying thero from October 12th to
October 18th. The children avere
writing to her, hut Holmes intercepted them, nnd nfter his arrest the letters avere found in a tin box of Hi Is.
To Mrs. Pletzel he represented that
the detectives avere after lier husband, nnd he finally borrowed from
her the fnmous trunk, alleging thnt
it was for Pietzcl to escape In. Then
thev all enmo to Toronto ; Holmes and
his wife came ou October 18 Iiy nn
early train; Mrs. Pietzei nnd her
party by the next trnin, and Alico
nnd Nellio on the evening of October
10. Holmes must have found matters
quite compllcnted nt tills time.
The question of Holmes' motive avas
discussed for a few minutes, tlio detectives saying that inasmuch as
Holmes had represented to Mrs. Pletzel that her husband avas alive and
in the company of her children, if she
met them aad found that this was
untrue she avould see that her husband had beea killed, "knowing Holmes
as she did," the detective rather
quaintly said. lie evidently intended
to kill lier, as iu the house in Burlington, Vermont, to which lie had
induced lier to go, there avns concealed nltro-glyciTine, with the evident intention of blowing them up.
Mr. S. J. Davis, one of the jurymen,
asked some questions as to the motive of the separation of tho party nt
Detroit, tlio detective's reply being
that It avas entailed upon Holmes as
a. consequence of his pretending thnt
Pietzei avas still nlive.
Detective Gcyer concluded hy reading Mrs. PlctzePs list of the articles
In the children's trunk, nnd among
them were the egg-shaped ornnment,
a number of other toys nnd a number
of dresses.
George Dennis, nt present a night
clerk at tho Palmer House, and In
October last tho train porter of the
Albion Hotel, gnve evidence next. Ho
Identified the photograph of Holmes
us that of a man who, in Oetober,
had spoken to hlin at tlie station, described the girls and told him to take
them to the Albion, giving liim money
for the 'bus fare, lie nlso identified
the photograph of the girls, lie remembered the Incident becniise Holmes
paid him prettv well, and it avas rather u usual for little girls to travel
Herbert P. Jones, bookk"opor nt
the Albion Hotel, identified the photographs ns those of tlio girls wlio
had stayed nt tiio Albion from October 10th to 2.1th. He also Identified
tlio photograph or Holmes as that of
tlio mnn avho called oa Oetober 20th.
Holmes paid tho i-hlldren's bill,
though tho witness had not scon hlin
afterwards. One nf the dresses worn
by tho girls resembled ono of thoso
described by Mrs. Pltezel.
Mrs. Nudel gave evidence as to the
renting of tho house. She wns quite
certain that It was Saturday afternoon, October 20th, when Holmes
called. He represented himself ns
renting it for his widowed sister, who
was coming there from Detroit. Sho
detailed her Visit to the house after
Holmes had left it and told how she
had found somo fluffy burned stuff In
tbe grate in the parlor. She, on a
subsequent occasion, went Into the
cellar with Mr. Nudel buj saw nothing unusual.
Miss Mlnnlo McFarland, daughter ot
Mrs. Nudel, nlso identified the photo
graph of Holmes as tjjat ol the man
who rented the house.
Mr. Thomne W. Ryves, who lives at
No. IS St. Vincent street, was tlie
next avltness. He, too, identified the
photographs of the girls: he told of
tlio different times at which he had
seen the giris, nnd then of his conversations with Holmes. He wns not so
certain about Holmes' photograph,
not remembering avhether or not Ke
had a moustache, and stating that
the man he saw had a soft felt liat
instead of a stiff liat. as shown by
thc photograph. He noticed that
Holmes did business in a peculiar
way. telling a variety of stories.
To Mr. Raney���Tlie trunk avas a
veiff large one; it was a Saratoga
about a leet li to 4 feet long and
nearly 0 icet high, canvas oi leather
covering and brown iu eo;or, iron
bound. There was only ono trunk.
The day he borrowed the spade witness saw the two girls in tlie back
yard. The children had on blue
drosses wltn white stripes or figures
on them.
This concluded Mr. Ryves* evidence,
and tlie Inquest adjourned until Friday evening at 7 o'clock,
The post-mortem examination of
the remains of the elder girl was begun at tlie morgue yesterday by Drs,
Caven, Bingham and Harrington, and
Dr. Johnson was present a portion
of the time. The conditions under
which tlie work was carried on were
peculiarly trying and difficult, and
slow progress avas made, Although
the doctors worked for four hours, no
definite results have yet been obtained, and tlie avork will lie continued
to-day. So far no marks of violence
have been perceived.
A second inquest will be held upon
the body of Nellie Pitezel after the
present east is concluded, and this will
be conducted by Coroner !;. B. Orr.
oa ;i e :-.p trom Woodstock Mrs.
Pitezsi was interviewed. .She suid she
did not wish to talk about the affair;
it was so terrible. She had come to
Toronto for the purpose of assisting
to clear up the awful mystery avhich
surrounded the disappearance oi her
husband and children, She had, all
along, hoped thnt when the trouble
whleh she Understood lier husband
had got into wns forgotten or settled lie nnd the children avould come
from their hiding place, or ask her
to join them wherever they were.
She had comforted herself with this
hope for a long time, but tj*e discoveries made ia Toronto wltuin the
past lew days had completely destroyed that hope.
She wa.s now on her second journey
to Toronto. When she was there before it was in tiie hope of finding lier
husband and children.
She did not know how long she
would stay In Toronto; but, no doubt,
she would have to remain as long as
the enquiry lasted.
She could not say whether Holmes
was to be brought to Toronto or not.
Sho knew nothing of the proceedings
except what she had seen in tlie
There was no reason 'for lier remaining in Canada after the enquiry
relative to the death of the girls hail
As she neared the city where the
awful crime had been committed Mrs.
I'itezel grew visibly "affected, nnd
from timo to time burst into tears.
A number of ladies wlio had kindlv
gathered hbout her did all In their
power to divert her thoughts from
the channel In which they seemed
bound to run. Mrs. Pitezel does not
look to be a woman more than 35
years of ngo, but tho weight of her
great sorrow is fast telling upon lier.
She seems slightly bent forward, or
stooped, and her once pleasant face
uow has a haggard and worn appearance. Hor features are rather sharp.
Tho eyes are not large but nre much
sunken nnd Inflamed through crying.
Tho face at ono tlmo has worn a
kindly appearance, and gives one tlie
impression of belonging to a person
who eould be easily led by kindness,
or, in fact, Influenced by ii greater
mind than her own. She Is not
above tho average height, and has a
rather slim figure. Her dress avns
entirely black, being a full mourning
costume, but not that of the widow.
The dress was neat, but very plain,
nnd her lint and veil in keeping.
A reporter had a few words witli
tlie poor woman before she retired,
and to him she stated that she had
come nt Detective Geyer's request to
identify the bodies of lier two poor
little children. She was absolutely
alone, having left her two surviving
children with her parents nt Galva,
and her future movements, she said,
depended entirely upon the arrangements which might be made after seeing the Philadelphia officer. Although
she had hoped against hope, she had,
alas, no expectation that there was
auy doubt as to the identity of tho
discovered remains, and the prospect
of the approaching ordeal was almost
moro than she could bear.
Mrs. i'itezel said she believed Holmes
had murdered her husbaud, She said
tlie Insurance company was satisfied
such was the case, and she had been
reluctantly forced to the same conclusion. There is a. story thnt
Holmes hud provided I'itezel with a
drug which would throw him into a
trunco with all tho appearance of
death. By this the insurance company
was to bo deceived and the $10,000
collected on tho policy covering lite-
zcl's life, hut it is Intimated that
Holmes gnve I'itezel a deadly drug
and then managed to havo his body
buraod In his bed to conceal tho murder. Mrs. Pltezel snid tlio insurance
company, determining to end Holmes'
swindling career, if possible, Immediately after learning of hia record of
crimo began its efforts to convict him
of murder, nnd sho felt It would bo
much moro successful than she in
tracing her missing children. She was
told that the maximum sentence in
Pennsylvania on tho charge of swindling, to which Holmes pleaded guilty,
avns two years and a half, and slio
understood the sentence had been
deferred until tlie detectives might
make a case of murder against him.
An etfort wns made to provo tho
murder of Pitezel, with what success sho docs not know, Apparently
there wns considerable doubt of ranking the charge stick, for the
detectives   then   took up the case of
the children. Detective Gcyer avas
in Indianapolis three aveeks ago, and
is snid to have found his clue to the
chilrden there. Tliey avere living nt
different hotels, the Stubbing the
Circle Park and the English. He
found that the two girls avere taken
from that city to Detroit the latter
part of last October, and thence to
Toronto. He could not trace the boy,
Howard, and came to tho conclusion
that lie had lieen murdered in Indianapolis and the body tnken away in a
Mrs. Pitezel explains how Holmes
got possession in the childron. She
says that Holmes advised hei to go
to her homo in Illinois for the purpose of regaining her health. At the
some time he offered to rcljiiailii hor
of the care of three of her children.
Mrs. Pltezel, consenting to tills proposition, surrendered to lii-i charge
her daughters, Alice and Nellie, aged
lo and 13 respectively, and lier sou,
Howard, aged 11. Iter two other
children, Jessie, nged 7, and a son
now twenty months old, she took
with her to the home of her parents
in Galva, where they still remain.
Mrs, Pitezel confirms the story of the
chase Holmes led her through tlie
country looking for her husband. Ho
told lier at various times her husband
was In this place or that, and that if
she would go where she would mc��t
him. She avns kept travelling from
State to State, but Holmes' promise
that she should meet i'itezel wns
never made good. One plaee whire
she was told to meet him was Burlington, Vt., where, Mrs. Pitezel snid
yesterday, it might be avell to look
for more bodies. She avould not explain this expression further thnn to
nny that she thought Holmes Induced
her to go to Burlington for the purpose of killing her,
There is every assurance felt by the
district attorney that Holmes can lie
convicted oi I'itozel's murder. No Indictment has yet been framed charging Holmes with the murder of Pitezel, but it is expected that the document aviil lie drawn up in a fow
Tlie latest and perhaps one of the
most important developments iu the
ease to-day is tlie fact that the criminal's alleged wife Is expected to
reach the city Inside of 12 hours.
She has been summoned here by District Attorney Gmham. Georglnnua
Yoke was tlie woman's name before
sho allied herself with Holmes. The
latter's alias at that timo avas Howard. Miss Yoke took the name Howard after alleged taarriago at
Franklin, lnd��� tlie homo of Miss
Yoke's parents. This avas shortly
after Holmes' swindling operations
in Chicago and elsewhere. The pair
spent their honeymoon in Denver,
where Holmes is said to have made
$27,000 through  crooked methods.
Giv,*  Valuable Information In Payment
tor Fnlae Teeth.
A well-known firm of bankers have
just made a profitable investment.
Some time ago n mnn avho hnd defrauded them of a large sum of money
avns tnken Into custody, convicted and
seatenced to a long term of penal
As may be imagined, tlie prison fare
did not agree with a maa who had
by means of frand lived on the fat of
the land. Tho change affected him
In many ways, but he complained more
particularly of the effect the food had
upon his teeth. They avere not numerous or in good condition when lie
avus sentenced, and as they rapidly
becamo worso ho applied to the governor of the prison for a ncw set.
He avns told that the State did not
supply prisoners avith artificial teeth,
and at the first opportunity he wrote
to the banking firm In question offering, if they would send him a new) set
to give tliem some valuable information.
Thereupon the bankers, thinking the
offer might be a genuine one, sent tlie
governor of tiie prison a check for
$25, and asked him to provide tlie
convict with a set of artificial teeth.
In due course the convict kept his
promise, nnd sent the bankers certain
informntion, by means of avhich they
avere enabled to recover no less than
$7,500, of avhich they had heen defrauded. They naturally ��� regarded
this as the best investment they had
ever made, but It proved even heftter
than anticipated, for they havo just
received from tlio prison authorltlesta
remittance for $5, the teeth having
cost only $20.
Men are said to lie partial judges
of themselves. Y'oiing men muy be, I
doubt it; old men are. Life seems
terribly foreshortened as they look
back, and tho mountain they set
themselves to climb in youth turns
out to ho a mere spur of Immeasurably higher ranges when, with fulling
breath, they reacli the top. But If
I may speak of tho objects I liavo
had moro or less definitely In view
since I began the ascent of my hillock, they are briefly tliese: To pro*
mote tlio increase of natural knowledge and to forward tlio application
ol scientific methods of Investigation
to all tlie problems of lifo to the best
of my ability, In the conviction
avlilch has grown with my growth
and strengthened with my strength,
that there ts no alleviation for tlie
sufferings of mankind except veracity
of thought and of action, and tlio
resolute facing of the avorld as it is
wiien tho garment of make-believe by
whicli pious hands hnvo hidden its
uglier features Is stripped off.���Huxley in nn autobiographical sketch.
Young Americans avho one or these
fine days will he looking for wives,
and who lielieve in giving the preference to the home product, doto on
1'residents  liko Grover Cleveland,
Kansas avomen want the franchise,
nnd are organizing to abandon religious, charitable and mornl work
till they get it. If they mean business the Antis may as avell givo up
tho struggle.
During Juno the United Stales rnll
mills received orders for 170,000 tons
of steel rails. Not for many yea^n
has such a mouth been noted, nnd
shrewd observers see in it an Index
of better times ahead,
The story of tho cold-blooded murder of the Pletzel children In Toronto Is ono of tho most shocking ever
given to tho Canadian public. What
punishment could bo too grout tor
tho fiend in human shape who planned
and executed such a deed of blood ?
British crops will be lighter this
year than Inst. Recently compiled reports givo' the principal averages as
wheat, 79.3, as against 101.8 in lSO-1;
barley, S3, ns against 102.9; and
oats, 7G.4, as against 105.4. Tho hop
crop Is the,exccptlom being heavier
than last year's.
Grand Rapids Reformed Church
Synod Is tvrcstllng avith tho question
of riding bicycles to church on Sunday. Straining nt nerveless little
wheels nnd swallowing with great
relish a span of horses* carriage
coachman and all, docs not seem ridiculous to somo cranky hut well-mean-
Ing people.
Even niultl-nilllionairo speculutors
sometimes overreach themselves in
their ventures aud render themselves
liable to their victims. A verdict
has just been secured by Alfred Merritt against John D. Rockefeller for
$910,000 damages sustained by tho
former through being fraudulently
drawn Into n losing venture hy tho
astute Oil King.
Tho Ontario Medical Association Is
not sure whether it Is hare or hound
Just now. It bus lieen hnvlng a Jolly
time disciplining and expelling practitioners obnoxious to It, nnd now It
discovers thnt all this has been dono
under tho Illegal by-law which leaves
It liable to numerous big stilts for
The Ncw York Journal Bulletin
finds thnt tho Juno fire losses In tho
United States and Canada amount
to $9,223,000, ns compared with $8,-
282,300 during tho corresponding
period last year, and $10,344,950 In
1693. Tho total loss during tho first
six months of tlio present year avas
SflO,* 97,000 as compared with
$01,613,200 during tho corresponding period Inst year and $95,982,000
in 1S93.
Chicago Polico arrcstel a female
bicyclist tho other day because she
was " scorching" In an outfit consisting of black tights and a flesh-tinted
"sweater." Tho girl was fined $20.
The equality of tho sexes before tho
law Is not an artlclo of faith In Chicago, whero cyclists of tho male pcr-
suasioa race lu breech-clouts and
trunks, to tlio applause of tlio multitude,
Mr. Stead, of the Review of Reviews, has again got Into the clutches
of tlio courts. Recently ho wrote;
"Another rare rogue, in the shape of
Jabcz Balfour, will reappear at the
Old Bailey, und then wo may expect
to henr no moro of him for some
time." Balfour's solicitor brought the
matter to tho attention of tho court
and Stead was fined ��100 for contempt. Trial by newspaper doesn't
take well in England; tho courts Jealously preserve their dumnln and refuse to permit an nccuscd to bo pilloried till ho Is found guilty.
An observant woman offers the philosophical opinion that sympathy between mistress nnd maid will do more
toward solving this vexatious problem
than all the statistics, than all tho
diplomas, all tho rcgnlla, tho ballot,
orthodoxy, apartments' quarters, or
any of tho schemes that have been
formulated in clulis, congresses or
conventions. She Is probubly right.
When mistresses remember that maids
havo tlio feelings of women a long
step will have been taken toward the
solution of tho problem. The lot of
a gently reared and educated girl in
tlio family of a " lady " parvenuo ia
not always a happy ono.
Tho renting of un offlco adjoining
an alderman's room and the boring
Of nn auger holo through a. partition
to facilitate listening und peeping to
givo evidence against tlie official lends
tho Chicago Chronlulo to suggest
that tho "detective" issue a card.
something liko this:
Hoop La I Again at It! Samo old
business at tho samo old stand; Spies
set and informers furnished on short
notice; tlio cutting of auger holes a
specialty; conversations overheard
with neatness by the best sneaka in
town; man trapping to order; Stone,
lately mentioned for Secretary of
Stato for tho United States ol North
America, can nlwnys be relied on;
refers by permission to expert Judge
ot sneaking nnd Informing, the well-
known bicycle prize nnd sleuth editor
of uncommon goodness. Motto���Hustle for holiness. N. B.���As Pecksniff"
said, "Let us  bo moral 1" "A     , ���
��� "    HU
G. A. McBain i\ Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Pay-day on Saturday.
Go to the b���ll at Piket's next  Monday
The Druids had a fine time on Saturday, and a fine supper at The Elk.
New novels, plain and fancy sta
tlonery at Plmbupy's.
After a while both viens at No. 5 shaft
will be worked.
The rumor that young Carter has gone
to Europe is without foundation,
Work has commenced on the road between Howe's nnd Roys'.
For Salk:���At a bargain onc cylinder
stove with water coil complete, inquire
ut Anderson's, Third St.
The foundation for a new college is be
iog laid by Addison on Mellado's block,
on Third street.
State rooms and berths nn the ss. 'nan
for the excursion to Vancouver, Sept. 7th
can be secured onlv nf J. li. Mcl.cen,
We understand Mr. Robertson, the
Dominion Hairy Commissioner, is coming to Comox to visit the farmers.
The Hospital has now six patients.
It received during thc past week the usu
al gift of flowers frnm Liltle River's (jar-
dens far which many thanks.
The base-ballers ol Wellington, accom
panied by the band there, are expected
up sometime next month lu play a game
with the Union team.
Dunt forget the wonderful instrumen-
at concert at Piket's next Monday evening. Nothing like il has ever been heard
in Union.
Hilly Dnvidson is expcclcd to take
charge of the Waverly House the latter
part of this week. Hilly is popular and
will doubtless get his full share ot patron
Ml. S. Creech and wife, Mrs. Cnscy,
and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Smith of Block
Creek left Frid iy for a nip 110 tn Campbell River, and Valdes and Read Island.
For Rent. ��� The store, corner of
Comnx road and Dunsmuir ave. lately
occupied by Thk Nkws printing ���>����**���
liihtnent.   Enquire at News Office.
Crant & Mounce are hiving water pipe
from their tank on First street eastward
down Dunsmuir avenue. Water is
greatly needed and this firm is to be con
gratulatcd upon its enterprise.
The Lindsays will move into their new
boarding house, opposite ihe new Presbyterian church, ilia latter part of this
week, i'hey have about the best arrang
ed and most commodious establishment
for the purpose in town, and it will doubt
less de a favorite house for those desiring
a quiet, pleasant, home like place.
On Monday evening the 26th a  free
social will be given by the ladies nf lhe
Presby. congregation in ihe new church
Rev. I). A. McKae will deliver a lecture on Thursday evening the 27th on
the Manitoba School Question.
Will be sold bv Public Auction, if not
otherwise disposed of, on Tuesday 241I1,
September, live acres of land, adjoining
the Courtenay townsite, containing thirty
eight lots.
Particulars can he obtained of Mr. M.
Whitney of The News or of Mr. Jus.
McPhee, Cjurtenay. Terms on date ol
Provincial Secretary'!Iflicn.
29th July 1*195.
Hii Honor the Lieutenant Governor
has been pleased to appoint James Abrams, ofthe Town of Union, Esquire, lit
be a Coroner and a Stipendiary Magistrate within and tor the Comox Electoral
Money to Loan on Farm or City property:monthly re-payments or
Straight Loan
Money loaned for private parties securing them 10% net.
Business and Residential lots in Union, for Sale on Small monthly payments.
Short notes discounted.
I* ire Life and Accident Insurance.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time  Table  No.   24,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on 'Friday,   April   6th    1898.   Trait*
run  on  Pacific  Standard
Word comes fi'otn Read Island and
Kingctmie lnlei thai lhe grub ivtirin and
cut-worm have entirely ruined the vegetation; that limbing is left and that food
will have to be brought in from the out.
side ur theie places abandoned until another season, [1 is said that as many as
50 of these worms were laken out of a
single hill at Kingcomc Inlet. Melver's
crop at Oyster River has been eaten up
by these pests.
A party left here Saturday night bound
for Oyster River. It wifs cumposd of A.
I). Williams, Chas. Vanllouten, J. P.
Simpson, A. F. Morgan and Fred, Young
At Courienay they were joined by J. W.
.McKenzie nnd Alex. Graham, Here
they secured a hay wagon, tilled with bay
fnr reclining upon and for povender lor
the two horses in front of it. At Bob
< Iridium's they took on a keg or twa of
(iarvitl spring water and thus accoutered
proceeded tin their way 10 the tidiing
grounds without special incident. They
found the fishing fairly good, capturing
perhaps loqlbs which were thrown into
a bag and placed in the wagon. Coming
limne, Sunday night, it was quite dark,
but with the aid of a lantern, borne by
one of lhe partv in the lend, lhey got
along tolerably well. Al one point when
Alex was in the advance, swaying the
lantern back and forth, he saw a sight
whicli rivited hini fur .1 in.uncut to the
spot. Then he shouted - -Panther! It
was 11 genuine cry of terror which stiffened lho tup hair into quill-like rigidity.
Alec, made a break for the rear mil of
thc wagon. Just then the moon break.
ing through a rift in the clouds revealed
the outlines of a large cow, which, disturbed by the commotion, shook its bell
in friendly salutation.
I'Well," said Alec, "iny nerves have
been badlv racked. Let liie have a pull
at that spring water."
Hut alas! it was gone.
"Where .are the lish?" enquired McKenzie, who in looking after the keg
missed lite hag.
An investigation showed that the fish
had been shaken through what hay was
left in the wagon and dropped out be
tween the loose bottom boards.
Union was reached at 3 o'clock Monday illuming.
Thc frn,st supriseii many of our fanners
last week lining considerable damage in
some sections of the district. Nob Mill
and other places near the -t'lf escaped,
bu' gencralb up the Comnx valley ii nip.
ped potatoes, beans, cucumbers, miirrows
pumpkins, squashes, cic. The growth of
thc potatoes in nanny instances, have
been stopped, while the olher vegetables
mentioned have wuh many fanners been
utterly ruined. The, frost on the place of
J. P. Davis registered on the 6th m-t 1 !_'
degrees, on the following day 2'/, degrees, on the Sth 1 )>'��� degrees. Front at
this time nf Ihe year ir. the valley is 1111
usual, hut is a more likely visitor on
an exceedingly dry year like this.
The frost we arc told did not affect
Little River Gardens, nor the farm of j.
A. Halliday. The farm of Mr. (ieo.
Grieve and Malt Piercy, Upper Prarie
nerc visited by the frost and potatoes
badly injured. Milligaivs potatoes have
been ruined and S. F. Crawford's garden
product icnibly nipped.
The monthly meeting" ofthe W. C. T.
V. was held at Miss IJarnes' on Thursday the 15th inst.
Mrs. Schonlcy, President of lhe Y. W.
(.*. T. IJ, of Vancouver, who was visaing
at Miss llarncs', opened the meeting with
lhe singing ofa hymn, and a llible read-
ing on "Prayer"
Three new members joined our Union
and three honorary members paid  their
Work for the past month: 300 pages of
literature, ili-tributed; 3 bnquets sent to
lhe hospital, atul cloilis given In a poor
Afti r hearing Mrs. Schoolev's remarks
ami suggestions about working, we all
fed encouraged to go on.
M. Duncan.
Mrs. Kendall will open 11 millinery store
in the building formerly occupied as a
Custom, office, on First street, just around
lhe corner from McKins. The new
building has just been specially iittcd up
fur the business wiih a tine show window.
She will be re.idv for business about the
last of September, aiul as she has been
connected with liuge millinery establishments in Victoria, I'lirontn and othet
casiern cities, may be expected to furnish the ladies of Union and the district
the latest and best in styles and designs,
ift the millinery line.
Wc understand thc committee of the
Brass Hand arc meeting with very tn-
coiuaging success. It i.s to he a public
band and we hope every one will assist to
some extent, as it surely will be a very
desirable acquisition to the town.
Services next Lords day in the new
church. Morning and evening services
at lhe usual hours, conducted bv Rev. I),
A. McRlIC of Nanaimo. Afterooll services at 2.30 conducted by Rev. C. II. M.
Sutherland of Union. Other ministers
are expected to assist.
Having taken this house, except the
bar, I shall  be pleased lo receive the
patronage of the public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 25 cents.
T.J. Piercy.
Gigantic Moving Sale
8TOT0N & CO,
To save the expense and trouble
of moving our stock of Dry Goods
Clothing, Gents' Furnisiiitujs to our
new store, we have decided to give
the buying public of Lnlon and vicinity an opportunity to save money at our expense
Sale   starts   Thursday   morning-
(Aug. 22) and continues for 15 days.
Bargains In
Please come early and avoid the
1st Store In  William's  Block
round corner from Printing oflice.
Instrumental Solos
At  Pikat's Hall
Monday Aug. 26th;
40I.0S iln VlOblN,
do VIOLA de (1AMBA
Concert from 8.30 p. m. to 10 p. m.
To be followed by
Admission to Concert and Ball SOcts
 UNION   BRICK   YARD   B.  C. 	
Manufacturers of H indinade  Sand   Stock   Bricks.
Special   Patterns  Now On  Hand  For Chimney  Heads*  Cornices  Kir
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On Fridays,  Saturdays nnd Sundays
Rut urn Tlokota will ba iutmed between nil
points for a (nro and n e.-unrler, (("nd for return nut later thnn Sunday.
U'.-tnrn Ticket* for nne and a half ordinary
fare may be ) i-'uhnrcd daily lu all point*.
Kund for aeven d lyn. Including Hay of tit-uu.
So Hm urn Tickets i** net' fnr n fare ki.d
quarter whore thu aliitfl" fnro Ih Iwintly-flv
Through rates bifcw ���-*���*��� Vict ar!a nnd Comnx.
Milciin*' uniinnmiiin ntionTit ktticnn br ub
-UinudonnpitlicntiuiiUi I'Uikut .\*%<ni. Victoria
Dani-an"*-and N'aiiiihuo dlalion.s
I'te-iidei'f. (kteit't Supt
li. K.PRIOK,
Hen.  Kr.-iklit und 1 'mm0wtw Aat.
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.
TJUIOST 33.C. .    ���
���fnnr-ennj' nnd tliu Bnj will lie vlnitt'i ever)
Weilm* da*, aftt ruoun )or the jiur*-������*���-- ���*>( ecu
what inn.
Patent*** nt lldtMMM'O Wll' ro*-t'i,*��,Mrly itt
tea Ui. li ou ie-cij.1 of teleftonu nicr*aa|;e*
Gfapd pdsuirpej" Gleappg
We expect our fall stock to arrive ahout September ist and until
that date we will clear the following lines of summer goods regardless
of cost.
We offer thc following*.
2000 yards of Flannelette (ii 20 yds for $i.on.
3000    " in White Cotton "15   "      "    1.00.
2500   " English   Prints    " 10 cts.
io doz. Ladies Blouses @ 35. 45, 65, and 100
20 doz. Ladies Vests
500 yds Colored Cashmere (-( 22^
250 Mens Fancy Wool Shirts " $1.25
300    "        "  1.00
50 doz. Turkish  Towels        "    1.00 per doz.
Regular price 10 cents.
"   lo    **
"15 cts.
"       "     50 cents
"     40   "
" $2.00
"     1.50
"    ''75
We are still showing complete lines in Groceries, Dry Goods,
Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hardware and all discription of general


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