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NO. 170.   UNION, COMOX DISTRICT,  B. C, TUESDAY,  FEB. n,  1896.  $2.00 PER YEAR
Has just received a large consignment of
Staple Dry Goods, Imported Direct from
Stewart &  McDonald's,   Glasgow.
These goods are of the Latest Styles and Patterns
and being of the.Best Manufacture,
are Warrented to jjive Satisfaction.
The General Grocery  business will  be
conducted as usual at ROCK  BOTTOM
figures and every effort will be  made by
the undersigned to cater to the requirements
of his numerous customers.
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In all the la est Styles
In Endless Variety
Pall suiting'na"theN'6weststvles
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Tailors and Gents' Furnishers . . .
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___*** The undersigr.ed is prepared lo
receive orilers fnr tings ur fowls bred I'r ,in
the highest scoring Huflf Leghorns nn lhe
I'triRc Coast, at ihe followim* pi-icc>, yii:
Cnckerele t" oo'and Up
Pullets  / 50    ''   "
Tri-is  i* ��->3    "   "
According tn quality E,'gs't3  per  13:
an oxtra ogg if you mention this  paper.
Stanley Craic,
Breeder and Importer of
r.o.Boni]       +      Nanaimo, B.C.
Saintd y, Fib. 15th
1896, at 11 o'clock a.m.
I will offer for sale  by   Public
Auction at Comox wharf,
k Biat, "Oaj-3 and Rowlocks
The property of the late
Charles Da! las.
Notice to Taxpayers
An-Msmant Act and Provincial
Revenue Tu.
accordance with the Statutes, that Pro-
vincial Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied
under the Assessment Act ara now due
lur Ihc year iS*)6. All of the above
named Twet collectible within the Comnx, Nelsca, Newcastle and Herman nnd
Hornby Islands, Divisions of the District
al Comix, are payable at my office.
Assessed Taxes are collectible at the
following rates, vis.:���
���jith, 189*���Provincial Revenue, ��3 per
One-half of oae per cent, on Real
Two per cent, on Wild Land.
One-third of one per cent, on Personal
One-half of one percent, on Income.
���Two-thirds of one per cent, on Real
Two and one-half per, cent, on Wild
ru-wo.  �� ,,,,,."
One-Half of one per cent, on Personal
Three-fourths of one per cent. o��
Assessor and Collector.
January sud, 1896.
FOR Rent��� Three mce,warm rooms.
Enquire of R. P. Silwattfs
a OREECH, Gov. Agent
Coal lines Regulation Act
Examination to? colliery Managers
Cerifleates ot Competency
Notice is hereby given that an examination for Managers Certificates of Competency under the above named Act will
be held at Nanaimo, on or about the 2nd
Thursday of April, 1896. Candidates
intending to piesent themselves at such
examination must, on or before the 1st
dayof April. 189.5, notify such intention
to the Chairman of the Hoard from whom
all intormaiion as to particulars can ba
Applicants for examination must not
be less than 33 years of age and must
have hud at least two years experience
underground in a coal mine (or mines).
Along wiih the application they are to
send a certificate of service from (heir
present or previous employer.
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
be an examination held at Union in
August month, 1896. This examination
is for thc same object as the one above
referred to which is to be held in Nanaimo.   For particulars apply to
Chairman ofthe Board, Nanaimo.
Nanaimo, January 9th, 1896.
iBurgeon and Physician
(Graduate of the University of Toronto,
Ll C, P. * S., Ont.)
Olflce and residence. Maryport
Ave.next door to Mr a. Grant's.
Hours for consultatlon-e to lo a m,
2 to 4 ancl 7 ta 10 p m.
A gold watch, hunting case, filled, No.
136048 has been Inst. The finder is requested to leave it at the Nkws office.
During the early part of last week an
accomrlished Klooichmnn was forcibly
taken from her white "hub," at Union
wharf, hy her Eucletaw relatives. Doubt -
less, true to her pledges, she wished to
return, for she left the camp Kt a litlle
bay beyond Point Holmes in a dugout,
in company with another Klootclirr.tn,
nho landed her on the beach near James
Knight's place, refusing to take her
further. She was now in a woise plighi
than Adam and Eye were when turned
out of Eden, fnr she was compinionless
and quiie lame. Joe Martinnlick, who
works at Knight's, happened along and
took her in his canoe nnd brought her to
Comox. She puured into the willing ear
of Officer Anderson, the stnrv of her
troubles, not forgetting to mention that the
Indians were playing with "fire -vater."
Acting on this infnrmalion Anderson together with a special constable,(and "ith
this small force numbering 2) boldly
sallied forth and cautiously approaching
the Indian encampment at High Bay,
took it by surprise. Four braves and
two "Square Faces'' were captured.
They were full 01 whiskey, including the
braves The latter were harnessed together and driven into Comox. It was a
safe but awfully slow team. Taken before Mr. Drabble, J. P., thev were fined
in ihe interest of temperance and tlie
provincial revenue, as follows: Billy, $5
and $4.75 costs; Russian Jack, $10 and
$4.-5 cosis; Smith, $10 and $475 costs;
Yakasina, $25 and $4.75 costs. Billy
promptly paid his five and costs, but at
last account the others still languished
in the provincial hliihery at Comox.
Long Tom of Comnx, the Indians
claim, furnished them with the "square
faces" and he was promptly put under
arrest by the vigilant officer. It is to be
hoped that when Tom comes to be tried
it will leak out how he came by hiB
peculiar "merchandise."
The lis* nf useful snd ornamental si-Males
pr��-*=*Mttfc>t to Mr. ami Mrs, Lucius Cl lie on
the ootisMion of their marriage last Tueeday,
wat not obtained ill at-a-mn for ptililinatinn
in the i-tni* of that day.   In is si follow,:
P trior atove- by Mi- McL-o'l; *-��t of al***
disbe*> fiom Mr* HarttMttin; set of C'-o-.ing
utensils from Mr HiirrWnn; set,,I fila*s-
ware from Mies A'mie Gra��lL| parlor lamp
trom Mr Unlit. IVkiu; mlrer bu-t-.-r di-h
from VV. Parkin; fruit dish fr���,n .1 Parkint
tidies from Mrs txa*tu��u; hoa.-nh ,i,l utensils
from W. ami B.I Grieve and Mr Jf Ve; 1
il���7 ta'ile knives from .Isiiih- Km*., hed
r inul let IV R-,nnis',a ami F. VVrultiey;
oo-vtng set, Thus. Eiseltsrrvt tqnot set
from Mis.s Am-,-; net 0' dirties Irian Mr
Krf,i*'���r'i; sat nt toilfltiiiaM'fraiii vl,*tSit*'t:
a olirquo Imoi 0. t.   tV Iruthi wadding
call*. Iisiui Mrs S��tn Otiff-,; towels frohi Mr,
Geo. Grieve
auiaoH WAR*-.ar
A case has been pending for some time
concerning a heifer, and last Friday
Justice of the Peace, (',. f. Drabble,
issued an order on Mr. I). Crawford to
deliver up the aforesaid heifer, which
order the aforesaid Crawford declined to
comply with. It is generally known that
most J. I"s keep in stock blank search
warrants for lost cows, and heifers ure
construed to come under this catagory.
One of these blanks was filled out, duly
signed and sealed, which was nn the
afternoon of that llav duiv executed by
officer Anderson. What if anything will
be done about the relusal to obey the
delivery order remains to be seen.
Doubtless further proceedings will be
I.   0.    0.   F.
A meeting will be held in Odd Fellows
Hall at 8 u'clock on Monday, February
241 h inst., tn take steps to form a Kebekah
Degree Lodge. Membeis of Unicn
Lodge, No. 11 and visiiing brothers, lady
relatives of Odd Fellows and young
ladies, not relatives, over 18 yea-is of age,
arc eligible for membership; nnd a full
attendance of the above mentioned is
requested and will be cordially welcome.
By order,
Secretary of Union Lodge.
Mr. Simon Leiser has taken oat a
wholesale liquor license and will in future
carry in slock a complete line of liquors,
both in bulk and case. He will also act
as agent for the Victoria Phoenix Brew,
ery, and will keep their celebrated been
constantly on hand.
A fine drivinj mare 7 years old, perfectly sound and j-entle may  be driven
by a lady; also a No 1, Kinsiington \vag*
gon built for late Sir John Abbott, will
be sold cheap, separate or together.
Apply to
!!I!RT Crf.kch,
L'nion, B C,
Just REC��ITfi]
Wc have now in a large and assorted
stock of fine groceries.
Is well stocked with fresh meats, turkeys,
geese, ducks, chickens, fruit and vegetables. |
|cf hee & SHoofe
Union Wharf, Feb. loth-H. M. S.
Pheasant, passed up last Thursday and
shortly afterwards the sound of her guns
brought us all out on to the wharf, where
we could see the full effect ol ber cotton
shells. The first fell squarely on the
centre of Brooklyn Suspension Bridge,
and that beautiful creation of man's
genius wat seen to quiver, and then fall
with its varied traffic into the river below.
The next struck one of the sky scrapers,
supposed to be thc Mills' building in
Wall Street, and in a moment the ait-
was full of enormous masses of stone
nun and brick, hurled in all directions
within a radius ol 1,000 yards; and where
there had stood a row of stalely buildings there was now but a great gap and
pile of ruins. Shortly afterwards flames
shot up in different places, no doubt from
the shattered gas mains, and fed by thc
tons of inflaniable material in the ruins.
These were followed by explosions apparently of boilers in Ihe basement of the
buildings, which tilled tbe air wuh deadly
missiles. And now it was our tortune
to behold one of thc most magnificent
and, al the same time, most ae-ful cl
spectacles, which illustrated, in a way
never to be forgotten, the deadly de-
sttuctivtnt-is of modern -tarlare. A shot
was evidently tired from some very heavy
piece of ordnance (probably a 100 ton
mortar); fur the concussion of the air was
so great that it shook us where we stood.
Pre-a-nily we saw the enormous shell
soai ing higher and higher, then hovering
over tiie city a moment, when it burst:
and from it, in all directions, were hurled
what must have been smaller shells,
winch bursting where they siruck,carried
ruin and desolation with them, Spires
of churches wire seen to topple over and
disappear; whole *tree-s lo collapse as if
crushed by .some gigantic hand; and the
sky ..as dark wuh smoke and living
debris. The distance *vtis too <re.it for
me to see or hear what was goin*,- on
among the inhabitants, but we could
faintly imagine ilit-ir misery ami despair
amid such u**fu! scenes. After that
dreadful shot, a ik'fjite flat; was seen to
rise on a tall flagstaff, (no doubt the headquarters of Messrs. Ladge and Chandler)
and the city was taken,
Asking the uapum after,* anl how he
mauageu to ��kta*je the fortri iu tl-,, Italy, hi.
replied, " Put hem to el-ip m*r b*>y 1 pub
th, m to sleep ! tank a leaf out ol K list.u.'s
book tun iqiiiitid aiie.nii. ol chloroform
into them "
No ueed to tell yon that sl.er suoh a
epeotncle the war fever is at ite height I ire
Peaceful pursuit* ere uhaiiduuti'l and a uoui*
pany���Tho Union Whirl Crows���-blaok
umfuruii, torull'id.
Our eipuin is working hard to knock us
into ihape. " M��nh on the enemy " he
���'mute, then," Keirett at the double "
" l*���r ba who fights snd runt away
8I11II live to 8_h another day "
Moule lojders, bteseli loaders, Aiotlooki
aud ciff,e mills are huuted up, rlesnerl up
anil losdtd up with piuk pills. Oliuppiug
Atee. moat nxon, touting forks, and table
knives, are bristling ou the Wharf Crow*,
ready (nr the villian ' live*.
Messers A. Beaten aud McKinnon are
staying here for a few daye prior ts leaving
for Loa Angeles,���our apnog like weather
will prpare them for that summer land.
8. Cliffe of Comox psid the bay a visit on
Thursday. The old war horse, Bred by
patriotism and our martisl behaviour, was
foil of Crimean reniiaiecenen, and bo doubt
will give a good aocouut of himaelf ahould
the enemy land iu Comox.
No large vesael ooalcd laat week ae that
trade haa been dull.
Mrs. Manen McLean, from her home
across the sea, writes to acknowledge the
receipt of .$204 and to thank her friends
in Union for their aid and sympathy to
herself nnd family in tlveii: great loss.
Milier���At Union.  Feb. 10th 10 th
wife of Mr. Hugh Miller, t sod.
Bafuiozinia���At Unicn,  Feb.  ftb,
>1 rs. Bardoiinia, a daughter.
Tbe Prngreutat arrircd yaeterday aton
iau (.Vloudty.)
Tae Miuueola ia expected In to day (tm
Tne Sao M,:eo will be dae by the ecu
the week,
Ou tne 5th thu Raintiitw left for Vwtc
witli Ml huh of una!  or the U. P N.
The Cu-'iiitlan left ea the Sth. with {
tuu* fur Crowdar tk Pooler,   Vanoouvor.
Toe Thistle called oa thc 7th. aad
on board 71 tona tor feel.
The Teuiu left daring the week witk 4
Uuauf ooal fer the C. P. R. Vaneejcver,
We nmjci- that someone continual
.vilify Union and ils business una throufl
the correspondence column of the Prorf
luce.    He cowardly hides himself behini
a nnm-de plume.   It must be prelum*
he isn't doing well- lacks  the  capacitj]
doubtless, and is to be pitied.    Aayoal
acquainted witb Union knows that it ia]
about the most prosperous place  in  thi
province  and   that   its  merchants air
enterprising, liberal and public spirited
I'he poor devil with a bad  taste  in  bit
mouth which he is endeavoring to expres
on paper, should seek some more coa
gemil climate.
The ladies in charge nf the dramatic
entertainments given at Cumberland ball
January 25th and 27th, and which proved
so successful, express themselves ai
under great obligation* to Mr, 1). Kilpatrick Inr the ftce use he made of bil
livety in aid ofthe entertainments. They
also feci very grateful 10 the ofiiceri and
members ofthe Union brass Band for
their splendid services and for which no
reniunerilion was asked.
The gross proceeds of the entertainments which were uiven in aid ut Trinity
church, amounted to $12680; expenses,
$46,811; handed 10 the church, $80.
The character eonoortsto be _tva*a tt
Ciinlwrlauil Hall, evenlogs of tea lStk.
aud 17 th. ahonid attract vrowjad howeaa.
No pains will be r.pared te make them ea-
jnyalile. We are glad to sec then trill be
no ttriving after the diffioult, bat rather Ike
papular. Ti.e songa will be ell favorites
and eapesially adapted to cbaraotar nprsssa*
tation. Tu-kota oan be obtained Iron tat
cieniber of Trinity uhuron cb���ir; fries ��0
Character Concert, Feb. t'tk tmB
School Concert, Feb. aotk.
M.-squeradk Ball, March i;th.
Band Concert, March list.
Al Sam Chtfe's, Comes Bat, last
Thursday night there was a large company, gathered to honor, it is uid, Mr.
Lucius Cliffe and wife, an account ef
whose marriage appeared in ear lest
issue. Dancing was the order. There
were from 18 to 20 couples present The
music was by Roy and Richardson. A
fine collation was partaken of about mid-
might. The company broke up at |
o'clock in the morning- The party while
an enjoyable one, was like the play of
Kamfet with Hamlet left out, fcr Mr.
Cliffe and wife dirt not put in an appearance, pmbri'-' ,,rr, ,0 ee, illn-jjv.
Ending of a Romance of Nearly
Five Years Ago.
A New- York despatch says; A romance which wan begun In Oyster
Euy, L, 1., In tne auuimer ol 1*391���
thero la little but romance iu Oyster
Buy ln midsummer���was crowned on
betoiubur liti. mat by a wadding
which w:.-, not publicly uimouncetl ut
thut tlmo, too tuuiiudiiis purlin lie
lug in-, t -ii.iuuiu. a. Newuull, oi No.
_U7 Kiet Tum.-fourth street, anil
Mra. Loini.u, lonnoiiy tho wile oi Mr.
Alio!-* iioi-iuaii, who ia associated
witu ������ Deacon ts. V, White in the
banking auu  brokuruge busiuess.
Mrs. Boruutn, who was a beauty ln
her south, was married when nhe was
only Itl yeaw old. Sho ls now Dearly
40, auu hue a grown-up eon and
daughter, the uiurriugo of tbe latter
b; nig a  romance In Iteelf.
Mrs. Eorm.au aud ner daughter, Miss
Louise Buriuiin, who was thou single
unci charming, were boarding at the
cottage ot Mrs. James Earle, tn Oyster Buy, Iu tlio summer oi 1801, aud
both then met l>r. Newhall. who
wae fresh from a college ol dentistry,
young, aitabln ana gooJ looking. Tlio
boarders were soou tin* best of friends,
and lor a time there was some speculation as to whether the dentist's nt
tentions were centred upon Mrs.
Bonn.ui or net daughter. When the
mother nnn daughter returned to
their handsome home lo Harlem the
doctor followed���not, of course, for
any reason other than that he
thought lie would secure n greater
practice In the elty than in Oyster
Then it became known, as Dr. New-
hall said yesterday, tbat Mrs. Bor-
man had secured a divorce. That was
In July, 1893. In Harlem Dr. Newhall
prospered, and in time he moved to
East Thlrty-Iourth street and rented
larger offices. His acquaintance with
Mrs. Borman and her daughter was
Then Miss Borman became engaged
to a violinist of note. Slgnor Kalten*
born, and laat spring they were married. A coldness between her and her
parents followed tbe match, and since
then she and ber mother have been
So It fell out that when Mrs. Borman returned from a long visit to
Chicago, ln December last, sbe and
Dr. Newhall were quietly married.
The daughter was not among the
privileged persons who received cards
ol announcement. Dr. Newhall ls
now about 80 years old. He and his
bride went to Old Point Comfort on
their wedding trip, and have Just returned to New York and set up
Dr. Newhall, when I asked bim
about his marriage yesterday, gave
me the history that Is here printed
and denied much that had been said
of tbe event which, he said, was not
of a nature to warrant publicity. He
denied thnt Mrs, Borman had accepted a handsome settlement from her
lint husband, and said there was no
truth tn the report that he had paid
oonrt to Miss Louise Borman belore
ber marriage, during that romantic
Bummer Tit Oyster Bay.
" In fact." be said, " she was engaged, I lielieve, to her present husband before I met her. I was ln no
sense the ennse of Mrs. Borman's separation. The suit tor a separation
was not contested. It was a ease
of Incompatibility all around and the
matter was easily arranged."
It Is Set liowo for the First Monday lu
A loat Monday night's Philadelphia
despatch says: The appeal of
H. H. Holmes trom his conviction ol
murder In the first decree tor the kill*
. Ing ol B. V. I'itezel, was ca'led tothe
attention of the State Supreme Court
yesterday by his counsel, Samuel H.
Botan Mr. Botan stated to the court
that untie rits rules the appeal wonld
eome up Inr argument on the ."Oth, and
by the requirement of another rule he
would be compell d to have his papers
books and oil such matters placed In
the hands ol the District Attorney by
Thursday next. He asked thc court
for u continuance of the case, because
by reason ul the poverty ol the defend*
ant he had uot been able to prepare
copies ot the testimony, which coyer
from 8X) t<i lino typewritten pages,
and he also asked tbe court for leave
to substitute typewritten copies of the
tcstlmouy lor the use of thc court and
couiis.-i Instead of hating It printed.
After discussion the case llnally was
set lor the first Monday In February,
with thi* undent a ndlng tbat typew.lt.
ten anil not printed dtples ot the testimony shuuld be furnished.
The Washington correspondent ol
the Chicago Becord reports that in
, tbe present Congress there are 238
- lawyers, 41 farmers, 27 editors, 28
manufacturers, 1 railroad manager,
2 steamboat owners, 14 teachers aud
college proleesors, 25 bankers, 20 merchants, 1 house-builder, 8 clergymen,
7 who say they are "engaged In
business," 8 doctors, 1 architect. 1
music teacher, 1 owner of oil wells,
5 miners, 2 insurance agents, 1 theatre manager, 1 manufacturer of tee,
t civil engineers, S lumbermen, 2 owners of stone quarries, 2 real estate
agents, 1 pharmacist and 1 steamship oaptain.
Horse Gyp���Arc you satisfied that
the team sold you u well matched ?
Victim���Yen, they're well matched.
One Is willing to work and tbe other
Is satisfied to let him.
Bandmaster���A leedle somedlngs fur
dot leedle Sherman pand, please.
Householder���Why, you haven't
played yet, h**ve you ? Bandmaster
���Neln, hnd **- "11 If ve don'd gcd
eome motif*'
Christ Puts the Richest on a Forgiven Soul.
The Hluge or Adoption, Murrl-t-f, and "t
Festivity Placed Around the Soul Ke*
t-elved by the Saviour���, lirlst la tbe
Husband Thnt la True Forever.
A Washington. D. C. despatch
oi last Sunday night says:
to-day Rev. Dr. Talmage took tor his
subject the return of the prodigal son.
Tho text chosen was Luke Jtv., 22:
"Put a ring on his hand."
I will not rehearse the familiar story
of the fait young man of the parable.
You know what a splendid home he
left. You know what a hard time he
had. And you remember how after
that season of vagauondage and prodigality he resolved to go and weep
out his sorrows un the bosom of parental forgiveness. Well, there Is great
excitement one day In front of the
door of the old farmhouse. The servants erne rushing up aad say:
"What's the mattery What Is the
matterY" But before they quite arrive the old man cries out, "Put a ring
on Ms hand." What a seeming absurdity 1 What can suoh a wretched
mendicant as this fellow tbat ls
tramping on toward the house want
with a ring? Oh, be is the prodigal
son. No more tending of the swine
trough! No more longing for the pods
of the carob tree! No more nlletered
feet! OH with the rags! Oa with the
robe! Out with the ring! Kven ao
does God rect-Uve everyone of us when
we come back. There aie gold ringa,
and pearl rings, and emerald rings,
aad diamond rings, but the richest
ring that ever Hashed on the vision Is
that whleh our Father puts upon a
forgiven soul.
I know tbat the Impression ks abroad
among some people that religion Demeans and belittles a man; that It
takes all the sparkle out of his soul;
that he has to exchange a roistering
Independence for an eoclasiastloal
atraltjacket. Not so. When a man
becomes a Christian, he does not go
down; he starts upward. Religion
multiplies 1 by 10,000. Nay, the multiplier la la Infinity. It Is aot a blotting out: It is a polishing; It is an ar-
borescenee; It Is aa eftlorescenoe; it
Is an Irradiation. When a man comes
Into the kingdom of God, he la not
sent into a menial service, bnt the Lord
God Almighty from the palaces of
heaven calls upon the messenger angels that wait upon the throne to fly
and "put a ring on his hand." In
Christ are the largest liberty, and
brightest Joy, and highest honor, and
rlohest adornment. "Put a ring on his
I remark, in the first plaee, that
when Christ receives a soul lato hli
love he puts upon him the ring of
adoption. While in my church in
Philadelphia there came the representative of the Howard mission of New
fork. He brought with him eight often children of ths street that he bad
picked up, and he was trying to find
for them Christian homes, and ae the
little ones stood oa the pulpit aad
sang our hearts melted wlthla as. At
the eloee at the services a greathearted wealthy maa came up aad
said. "I'll take Mais Uttle bright-eyed
girl, and I'll adept her as one of my
children." And he took her by the
baud, lifted her into his carriage and
went away.
The next day, while we were ln the
churoh gathering up garments for the
poor ot New York, this little child name
back with a bundle under ner arm,
and she said: "There's my old dress.
Perhaps some of tke poor children
would like to have It,' while ahe herself was la bright aad beautiful array, and those who more Immediately
examined her said she had a ring on
her hand. It was a ring of adoption.
There are a great many persons who
pride themselves on their ancestry,
and they glory over tbe royal blood
that pours through their arteries. In
their Uae there was a lord, or a duke,
or a prime minister, or a king. But
when tbe Lord, our Father, puts upon
us the ring ot his adoption, we beoome
the children ot the Ruler of all nations. "Behold what manner of love
the Father hath bestowed upon us
that we should be oallsd the sons of
God." It matters not how poor our
garments may he ln this world, or how
scant our bread, or how mean the hut
we live la, It we have that ring ot
Christ's adoptloa upon our hand, we
are assured of eternal defenses,
Adopted! Why, then, we are brothers and sisters to all ths good of earth
and heavenl We have the family
name, the family dress, the family
keys, the family wardrobe. The Fath-
or looks after us, robes us, defends
us, blesses us. We bave royal blood
In our veins, aad there are crowns ln
our line. If we are his chUdren, thea
princes and princesses. It Is only a
question of time when we get our
ooronet. Adoptedt Then we have the
family secrets. "The secret of the
Lord is with them that fear him."
Adopted! Thea we have the family Inheritance, and In the day when our
Father shall divide the riches otf heaven we shall taka our share of the mansions and palaces and temples.
Henceforth let us boast no more of aa
earthly aacestry. The Insignia of
eternal glory Is our eoal of arms. This
ring of adoption puts upon us all honor and all privilege. Now we can take
tke words ot Charles Wesley, that
prince of hymnmekera, and sing:
Oome, let as join our friends above
Who have obtained the prise,
And on the eagle wings of love
To toy celestial rise.
Let aU the saints terrestrial sing
With those to glory gone,
Por all the servants of our King
Ia heaven and earth are one.
I have been told that when aay ot
the members ot any of the great secret
societies of this oountry are In a dlu-
tant city and are In any kind of trouble and are set upon by enemies, they
have only ts give a certain signal, and
Um members of that organisation will
liook mound for defense. And when
any man belongs to this great Christian
brotherhood, If he gets ln trouble, ln
trial, In persecution. In temptation, he
has only to show this ring of Christ's
adoption, and all the armed cohorts of
heaven will oome to his rescue.
Still further, when Christ takes a soul
Into His leve.He puts upon It a marriage
ring. Now, that ls not a whim of mine
���Hoaea 11., 19: "I will betroth thee unto me forever���yea, I will betroth thee
unto me In righteousness and In Judgment, and tn loving kindness, and In
mercies." At the wedding altar the
bridegroom puts a ring upon the hand
of the bride, signifying love .and faithfulness. Trouble may oome upon the
household, and the carpets may go,
the pictures may go, the piano may go
���everything else may go. The last
thing that goea le that marriage ring,
for It ts considered sacred. in the
burial hour It Is withdrawn from the
hand and kept In a casket, and sometimes the box ts opened on an anniversary day, and as you look at that
ring you see under Its arch a long procession of precious memories. Within
the golden olrele of that ring there is
room for a thousand sweet recollections to revolve, and you think of the
great contrast between the hour whon,
at the close of the Wedding March,
under the flashing lights and amid the
aroma of orange blossom*-, you set that
ring on the round linger of the plump
hand, and that hour, when, at the close
of the exhaustive watching, when you
knew that the soul had fled, you took
from the hand, which gave back no
responsive clasp, from that emaciated
finger, the ring that she had worn so
long and worn so well.
On some anniversary day you take up
that ring, and you repollsh it until all
the old luster comes back, and you can
see In It the flash ot eyes that long ago
ceased to weep. Oh, It Is not an unmeaning thing when I tell you that
when Christ receives a soul Into his
keeping he puts on It a marriage ring!
He endows you from that moment with
all His wealth. You are one���Christ
and the soul���one ln sympathy, one in
affection, one In hope.
There Is no power on earth or hell to
effect a divorcement after Christ and
the soul are united. Other kings hnve
turned out their companions when they
got weary ot them and sent them adrift
from the palace gate. Ahasuerus banished Yashtl, Napoleon forsook Josephine, but Christ ls the husband that ls
true forever. Having loved you once.
He loves you to the end. Did they not
try to divorce Margaret, the Scotch
girl, from Jesus? They said: "You must
give up your religion." She Bald,
"I can't give up my religion." And so
they took her down to the beaoh of the
sea, and they drove ln a stake at low
water mark, and they fastened her to
It, expecting that as the tide came up
her faith would fall. The tide began
to rise and came up higher and higher,
and to the girdle, and to the Up, and ln
the last moment, Just as the wave was
waahing her soul into glory, she shouted the praises of Jesus.
Ok, no, you cannot separate a soul
from Christ! It Is an everlasting marriage. Battle and storm and darkness
cannot do it. Is It too mueh exultation
for a man, who le but dust and ashes
like myself, to cry out this moment, "I
am persuaded that neither height nor
depth nor.principalities nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to oome, nor
any other creature shall separate me
trom the love of God which Is In Christ
Jesus, my Lord?" Glory be to God that
when Christ and the soul are married
they are bound by a chain, a golden
chain, If I might say so���a chain with
one link, and that one link the golden
ring of God's everlasting love.
I go a step further and tell you that
when Christ receives a soul Into his
love he puts on him the ring of festivity. You know that it has been the
custom In all ages to bene** rings on
very happy occasions. There Is nothing more appropriate for a birthday
gift than a ring. You delight to bestow
such a gift upon your children at such
a 'Ime. It means Joy, hilarity, festlv
Ity. Well, when this old men of the
text wanted to tell how elad he was
that Us bey had got back, he expressed It in this way. Actually, before he
ordered sandals to be put on his bare
feet, before he ordered the fatted calf
to be killed to appease the boy's
hunger, he commanded, "Put a ring on
his hand."
Oh. It ks a merry time when Christ
and the soul are united! Joy of forgiveness! What a splendid thing to
feel that all Is right between my God
and myself. Whal a glorious thing It
ls to have God Just take up all the sins
of my life and put them ln one bundle,
and then fling them Into the depths of
the sea, never to rise again, never to
be talked of again. Pollution all gone;
darkness all Illumined; God reconciled',
the prodigal home! "Put a ring on hie
Every day I find happy Christian
people. I find some of them with no
second coat, some of them it, huts and
tenement houses, not one earthly comfort afforded them, and yet they are as
happy as happy can be. They sing
"P.onk of Ages" aa no other people In
the world sing It. They never wore
any Jewelry ln their life but one gold
ring, and that wae the ring cf God's
undying affection. Oh, how happy religion makes us! Did it make you
gloomy and sad? Did you go with your
hesd cast down? I do not think you
got religion, my brother. That ls aot
the effect of religion. True religion Is
a Joy. "Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peaoe."
Why, religion lightens all our burdens: It smooths all our way; It Inter-
pruts all our sorrows; It changes the
Jar of earthly discord for the peal of
festal bells. In front of the flaming
furnace of trial It sets the forge on
which soeptere are hammered out.
Would you not like this hour to come
up from the swlns feeding and try thle
religion. All the Joys of heaven would
oome out and meet you. and God
would cry from the throne, "Put a ring
oa his handl"
You are not happy. I see It. There
is ao peace, and sometimes you laugh
when you feel a great deal more like
crying. The world Is a cheat It first
wean you down with Its follies; then
It kicks you out Into darkness. It
comes back from the massacre of 1,-
000,000 souls to attempt the destruction
ot your soul to-day. No peaoe out of
God. but here Is the fountain that ean
slake the thirst. Here la tbe harbor
where you oan drop safe anchorage.
Would you not like, I aak you���not
perfunctorily, but as one brother might
talk to another���would you aot like to
have a pillow of reat to pat your head
oa? And would you not like, when
you retire at night, to fee] that all Is
well, whether you wake up to-morrow
morning at six o'clock or sleep the
sleep that knowa no waking? Would
you not like to exchange thle awful uncertainty about the future for a glorious assuranoe of heaven? Accept of
the Lord Jesus to-day and all la well.
It on your way home some peril should
cross the street and dash your life out,
It would not hurt you. You would rise
up immediately. You would stand In
the celestial streets. You would be
amid the great throng that forever wor.
ship and are forever happy. If this
night some sudden disease should come
upon you. It would not frighten you.
If you knew you were going, you could
give a calm farewell to your beautiful
home on earth and know that you are
going right Into the companionship of
those who have already got beyond the
tolling and the weeping.
You feel on Saturday night different
from the way you feel any other night
of the week. You come home from the
bank, or the store, or the office and y.ou
say, "Well, now my week's work .is
done, and to-morrow la Sunday." It
is a pleasant thought There are refreshment and reconstruction In tbe
very Idea, Oh, how pleasant It will be
if. when we get through the day of
our life, and we go and lie down In
our bed of dust, we can realize, "Well,
now the work ls all done, and to-morrow Is Sunday���an everlasting Sunday."
Oh. when, thou city of my God,
Shall 1 thy courts ascend,
Where congregations ne'er break up
And Sabbaths have no end?
There are people In this house today who are very near the eternal
world. If you are Christians, 1 bid
you be of good cheer. Bear with you
our congratulations to the bright elty.
Aged men, who will soon be gone, take
with you our love for our kindred In
tne better iaua. and when you see
them tell thom that we are soon coming. Only a tew more sermons to
preaoh and hear; only a few more
upon your soul and bring you back
from the husks of the wilderness te
thc Father's house, and set you at the
banquet, and "put a ring on youi
heartaches; only a few more tolls;
only a few more tears. And then���
what an entrancing spectacle will
open before us!
Beautiful heaven, where all la light;
Beautiful angels, clothed In white;
Beautiful strains that never tire,
Beautiful harps through all the choir;
There shall I Join the chorus sweet,
Worshipping at the Savior's feet
And so I approach you now with a
general invitation, nol picking out
here and there a man, or here and
there a woman, or here and there a
child, but giving you an unlimited Invitation, saying, "Come, tor all things
are now ready." We Invite you to the
warm heart of Christ and the Inclo*
sure of the Chrletlan churoh. I know
a great many think that the ohurch
doea not amount to much; that It Is
obsolete; that It did IU work and Is
gone now, so far as all usetalnesa Is
concerned. It is the happiest place I
have ever been In, except my own
I know there are some people who
say they are Christians who seem te
get along without any help from others, and who culture solitary piety.
They do not want any ordinances. 1
do not belong te that class. I cannot
get along without them. There are ao
many things In this world that take
my attention from God and Christ and
heaven that I want all the helps of
all the symbols and of aU the Christian associations, and I want around
about me a solid phalanx of men who
love God and keep his commandments.
Are there any here who would like to
enter Into that association? Then by
a single, childlike faith, apply for admission Into the visible church, and
you will be received. No questions
asked about your past history or pres*
ent surroundings. Only one test���do
you love Jssus?
Baptism does not amount to anything, say a great many people, but
the Lord Jesus declared, "He that be-
lleveth and la baptised shall be
saved," putlng baptism and faith sldi-
by side. And an apostle declares,
"Repent and be baptlseu every one of
you." I do not stickle for any particular mode of baptism, but I put
great emphasis on the fact that you
ought to be baptised, yet no more
emphasis than the Lord Jesus Christ,
the great Head of the church, puts
upon It
Some of you have been thinking en
thle subject year after year. You
have found out that this world ls a
poor portion. You want to be Christiana. You have come almost Into the
kingdom of Gad, but there you stop,
forgetful of the tact that to be almost
saved ls not to be saved at all. Oh,
my brother, after having oome so near
to the door ot mercy, If you turn back
you will never come at all. After all
you have heard of the goodness of
God, if you turn away and die, It will
not be because you did not have a
good offer
God's spirit will not always strive
With  hardened, self-destroying man.
Ye who persist his love to grieve
May never hear his voloe again.
May God Almighty thle hour move
Barrister McDonald Told About the Coa
fesalon on Hfa II .si lilted.
A Toronto evenlug paper says: During the trial of William Welter and
John Hendershott at St. Thomas Ior
the murder ol the latter's nephew, W.
Hendershott, two Toronto newspaper
correspondents wired to their respective papers tho purport ol a confession mad-- by tlte prisoners to the effect that both Welter and the eldet
Hendershott assisted ln the murder.
The prosonee ol the latter In ths
woods at the time ol the tragedy was
not fully established at the trial.
Other newspapers, which got left in
the conleauion, denied It, some time
later manufactured one of their own,
In which the elder Hendershott was
stated to be en route to Eden village
when Welter killed hla cousin.
The original confession was, however, accurate In every respect. Before he would undertake the delence
of the accused. Barrister Norman McDonald Insisted, acting upon the advice of a prominent St. Thomas official, that he should be told the exact fact In connection with the affair.
Both prisoners made a clean breast
of it to him. Shortly before his death
he communicated these lacts to tbe
chief medical witness Ior the delence.
and they establish beyond doubt the
tact tbat H.-ndenhott was ln the
woods and assisted tn the murder.
In addition to the ue which was
found, the Iron wedge used In felling
trees was utilised as an Instrument of
tit-nth. It wae this weapon which
mad? many of the wounds on young
Welter's head which the surgeon had
difficulty In accounting lor. After the
murder this wedge was driven Into
the ground, and ls still ln Warden's
���Iaa Pat ridge on Walking aa a Matter of
Hythmle**.! ilrraee,
"To go and to get," said Miss Partridge in a lecture in Philadelphia the
other day, "are the primal instincts
ol the human being. Ever since the
world began man_liaa been cudgeling
bis brain and ransacking tbe elements Ior means to transport himsell from one part of the earth to
another. Having.but two legs he
mounted the beasts and then gained
the use ol them. Finding two arms
insufficient to bold what he desired
to take unto himself, he manufactured
"Ti.at wa. the beginning; but mus-
ilcu und nerves were too slow and toe
slight to suit the lord ol creation,
*o bo forced steam and then electricity into service, and II lie does not
'hitch bis wagon to u B*.ar,' it will
be becatiac be will lind -.nntethlng
more to bis taste ln soma other
means oi locomotion.
"In the limbs lie the widest range
ol distance and the greatest physical
strength���levers that sustain motion
and movements ln accordance with
the laws ol physics," The laws of
poise and equilibrium were then considered.
"lhe weight ol the body," said Mis*
Pat ridge, "must be balanced���that is
one reason why feet muy be toe
small; the support being disproportionate to the weight. Tbe baby's
first step is a combination ot mental
and physical effort, and sigallies his
lirst entrance upou the world ol action."
Mother nature is always kind; she
adopts���when we distort and throw
out of place our organs aad system
she helps us ln partial fashion; but
as long as women dress as they de,
and balance themselves ou high heels
and pointed toes, nature Is powerless
to remedy tho Ills ot the tlesh.
To obtain a gracelul carriage it ls
necessary to walk according to the
law ol physics���balance must be maintained, a fault In one direction ls followed by one In another. Delects ia
walking are due to disease, weakness or unconscious imitation. "It Is
dilllcult," continued the speaker, "te
make people believe that such delects are remediable, but the body is
as capable ol training as is the mind
Some simple rules to be observed Id
walking and standing, and some exercises were then given. "Walking,"
continued the teacher, "is a matter
ot rhythm. We would lessen our physical Ills If we placed ourselves within
the law of compass. There should be
a distinct onward swing and a concentration ol energy; to attain true
grace the impetus should apaar to be
given by the torso, as if the legs were
following the body."
To attain a gracelul walk Miss Pat-
ridge recommended her hearers to
practice walking on a line ot the
floor, marking It with double the
length of the loot, then by advancing
the foot and pushing the ground with
the backward loot, at the same time
avoiding all motion of the head or
body or any swinging motion, a desirable carriage may be acquired.
This when practised becomes an automatic action and can be done with
lust the right amount of physical
force or exertion.
"The mental poise," concluded Miss
Patridge, "corresponds with the physical poise���physical culture ls thea
far-reaching Just as sell-control la n
moral teaching, so do we by controlling a set of muscles, gain power over
the body. Thers ls a strong connection
between mental and physical training. Give mind and body alike a little conscious training and they soon
unconsciously coordinate, thus demonstrating the pedagogical maxim, 'learn to do by doing.' "
Insurance Agent���Would you Uke
to get your    llie Insured, Madame?
Mre. O'Toole���No. lndade, sir; but
I want to get my husband's Insured;
he's dying.
"~**notes~oFthiTturf. "
At 'Frisco on Saturday the colt
Crescendo won the Baldwin stakes,
making a show of such horses as
Bellecose, Santa Bella, Libertine and
other good onea.
Mr. Robert Dnvles, of Throncllffe
Farm, haa nominated for the Coney
Island Futurity of 1898 tbe produce
of Imp. Andante, bred lo Imp. Parisian, and Thistle, bred to Admiral
Jockey Willie Martin ls again ln
trouble. He has baen suspended for
80 days by the San Francisco Judges
on a charge of fouling,, which resulted In ln|ury to one ot the contending
The gay cravat which ehe selected
Will leave him soon, a wreck,
While he with t'uth remarks, dejected.
"I'll get it lu the neck."
���tke I.
This language, ot which Servon saw
the stern logic, threw him Into a.
state ol the greatest perplexity. He
could aot make up his mind to tell
����� He, and, on tbe other hand, the idea
of relating his ridiculous freaks was
unbearable. Besides, he began to ask
himself whether his strange story
would be credited, and he resolved
only to rater to It at the last extremity. He had gradually regained hts
sell-poseeeslon, and It wus with the
object ol seeing bow the land lay, thut
he replied: "Supposing, Bir, that a
perfectly laudable motive had led me
to this house at Montmartre, and thut
tt suite me to Inform you ol It, may
1 teel certain that that knowledge
will rest with you alone, and that
the extent ol your powers will permit you not to pursue the affair any
farther ?"
The poor viscount quickly saw his
mistake. He Iuul oileiwlvd a man
whom he ought to have takea thc
greatest pains to humor.
"I Bee, sir," said the magistrate with
marked coolness, "that you have no
Idea ol my functions. I will explain
them to you In three words���they are
mnllmlted, with the proviso that I
furnish an account ot them."
"And 11 I persisted in my silence ?"
"In that case my duty would lorce
me to hand you over to Justice."
"In other words������"
"That I should draw up a report
ol this examination, and that I should
intimate ln It your reiusal to reply,
alter whleh my mission would be fulfilled, and that of the magistrate
would commence.''
"Very good, sir; I ean withdraw,
At these words tlte most profound
astonishment was depleted ou the
commissary's tace; but he had the good
taste not to smile, and contented himsell with replying: "You have misunderstood me, sir. In the absence of
any explanation on your part, the
charge against you ls sutllclently
serious Ior you to be kept under arrest, and I snail be obliged to send
you to prison."
This sentence fell on the unfortunate
Servon like u cold shower bath. He
must make up his mlad now to look
things in tbe luce. He was arrested
���arrested like the lowest Jall-blrd,
with whom he would no doubt be
lodged. But this dreadlul word prison,
which almost always terriiies the
guilty, had quite an opposite ellect
en the viscount. Deadly pale, his
fists clenched and his teeth set, be
said, smiling bitterly:
"Very well, that will finish It. I am
ready to go wnerever you like to send
me." To his great surprise bis Insolent tone did not in the least Irritate
the commissary. Servon ev-n thought
tbat he saw doubt ln ble eyes. Pw-
haps he was thinking thut a man
whose conscience accuses hhn of murder hartlty Indulges In such lite of
But this Idea, It indeed it had occurred to bim, did not prevent him
from calling his clerk, dictating to
him the deposition**���which tbe viscount furiously  refused to sign���and
calling u cab.'
The soui
sound ol wheels was heard ln
the court-yard. Two detectives appeared at the door ol the room.
"Here is the warrant,'' suid the commissary to them ; "take this gentleman to Jail."
Half an hour aUer this scene Henri
de Servon wae lucked up in La Force,
which at tliat time served as tho
prison lor tbose arrested on suspicion.
The cell la wulch he had b.-en placed
was a narrow room, whose walls o,-
ferad to the eye a smooth, shining
sunaoe only. The window���that Is to
amy, a glass wicket���.aced tbe door.
The cell was tour yards Io length and
two ht breadth. On the loit wae a
bed, ou the right a table tautened to
the wall, ami a stool set Into the
floor. All wss clean and cool. Nothing gioomy, nothing dark, nothing
whioh smacaed o, the prison. The
door aloue looked like a prison door.
But it was easy to see that this
simple room- took better care ol Its
inmates than the smoky old walls 01
the btutiles ol old. Latudo would
have reaouueed the Idea 91 escape at
the sight of tbese walls of polished
stucco, upon which the mark ol a
thumb-nail would have been distinguished, it was plain and sure, as the
law is In these days.
After having admired this production of a state ot clvllUatlon" advanced enough to make even Its prisons refined, the viscount sat down
aud began to reflect. Hia uugei bad
disappeared, and he wus able to survey his position with more coolness,
it was a singularly disagreeable one,
and might become very serious. But
on seeing himself plainly accused ol
(heft and murder, Servon at last
perceived that It was time to make
a conlesslon of his lolly.
"A magistrate," said bo, "is by profession acute, und whon the one who
Is to examine me knows the reason
ot my presence in that cursed garden
he will set mo at liberty and keep
my secret. I shnll have been out ol
tho wuy for such a short time, uud
I was arrested with so much dulicucy
and precaution that no one will have
u suspicion of this little Journey lu
regions but little known to the society In which I live."
Yet the viscount had still ono serious scruple.
In order to clear himself ho would
necestsurily be lorced to relate bis
ridiculous chase alter a footman, and
eventually to Inform the police that
this footman was the Montmartre
murderer. The consequence of this
confession might be to Bend to the
scallold a man who, as far as the
viscount could make out, had saved
his life ln the Champs-Elysees,
But he had no alternative; he was
ln hopes, though, that Lolseau had
tnken his precautions before despatching his friend, or   accomplice,
I'ancorvo, to the uext world, aud inul
he would never be captured. Those
thoughts calmed him to a great extent, and In order to complete his
consolation he said to himself that
he would certainly ba examined next
day, and tbat four and twenty hours
are soon over alter all. But Henri suddenly became aware that be was hungry, and he was wondering to what
sort of black broth he would be
condemned, when a wicket in the
door of the cell opened most opportunely, and Servon saw the face of
a messenger wbo was leady to bring
him anything he might desire by paying Ior it, be It understood. A quurter
of an hour afterwards the brilliant
viscount was devouring a beefsteak,
which was, not much worse than
those oae gets In a fashionable restaurant. Tbe utensils were the worst
part ot the meal, and the tin mug
which sorved ns a glass disgusted
Servon so much that he preferred to
drink from the mouth ot the bottle.
His cigar-case was luckily lull, and
he smoked uninterruptedly until the
time when, by dint of turning over
ln bis head the events of the day
and his prospects for the morrow, he
began to feel sleepy.
The poor viscount went bravely to
bed at a time when he was accustomed to dress for dinner. His bed
was nqt particularly bard, and he
woe certain that the clothes were
clean, lor tbey had been put on ln
his presence. He went quickly oit to
sleep, thinking ol the pleasure in finding himself at home next night, and
It was broad daylight when he awoke
much refreshed and quite ready to
go and breakfast at the Cafe de Paris.
The absence ol any toilette necessaries reminded him of the painful reality. He had nt his disposal a
pitcher lull of water and an earthenware basin. He had to make the best
of things, but this detail o! prison
life settled him. The viscount would
have confessed to anything if he
could have had hie own washing
One point still gave him anxiety:
would he be kept waiting long before
being examined'.' The morning seemed
to him to pass terribly slowly, Ior
It was near mid-day when the door
ot his cell opened, A warder had come
to Inform him that the magistrate
awaited him.
At last I
A close conveyance wa.s stationed
ln the prison yard; the viscount entered It In company with two policemen and half an hour afterwards he
alighted at one of the side doors ol
the Palais de Justice. The viscount
had had time to reflect on the decisive ordeal to which he was about
to submit and be felt perfectly calm.
One of thc policemen knocked gently, opened the door without waiting, and motioned to him to eplor.
He obeyed, and found himself
in a square room hung with
green paper and lighted by
a large, high window. The
sunlight flooded this formidable room,
and gave It a cheerful look which surprised Servon. Seated at a table covered with papers was a man with a
fat, composed face; he was dressed ln
black and wore a white tie-
He was writing, and hardly lifted
his eyes.
The viscount Would have taken him
for the magistrate. It he had not perceived on his right, at the far end of
the room, and slightly In the shade,
another person who waB standing,
and who had observed him narrowly
ever Since he entered the room.
This latter wae certainly the magistrate who was about to decide on his
lite and his honor. If Servon had had
any doubt, the gesture with which he
pointed to a chairs-placed there like
a stool of repentance���would have
Informed him el tbe fact.
The other man was only his clerk.
The magistrate seated himsell at
Ms desk, and turned over a bundle ol
papers tor a tew minutes. The viscount landed that he was stealthily
looking at him. For an Instant their
glances met like two swords. Servon
found him younger than he had expected, and he drew a favorable
augury from his Intelligent faee, and
from his manners, which were those
of a gentleman. To tbe great surprise
of the prisoner, who began to feel
more and more at ease, his examination began by Inquiries ua to his name,
age and abode, and was followed by
Insignificant questions as tn the position of his family and his fortune.
Servon replied to them with a sincerity mingled with a rather marked Indifference. He expected a direct attack, which did not eome, and be lost
patience altogether when the magistrate asked him simply whether he
had anything further to add to the
examination which he had already
undergone before the police commissary.
" A good deal,*' said the viscount,
with more warmth than wns necessary, " and I am anx'ous, sir, to put
an end to a misunderstanding whicli
has nlreaily lasted too long,"
" I am listening," said the magistrate, who had raised his head at the
word misunderstanding, " and I am
quite ready to hear and accept your
explanations as to tho crime of which
you stand accused."
He empnas.zea the last words, and
made a sign to tho clerk to hold himself In readiness. His tone ot voice
and his gesture gave the viscount
clear warning not to forget his difficult position. Servon tool: the hint,
and began, ln a voice which he en-
deavorod to render calm, the long
account of his duels and exploits in
this sad business. Ho started from
tlio beginning by relating tlio nocturnal attack of whicli he hail been
the victim, his rescue by a stranger,
and tho curious rest-iratlon ol Ills
money tho next day. The magistrate
listened with Intelligent attention, at
the same time taking notes. During
the first part of tho recital be refrained from Interrupting, nntl If this
silence   had   been    premeditated, ln
order to disconcert the prisoner, It
was crowned with success.
Servon expected some questions, and
he was condemned to a continuous
monologue. The sound of the clerk's
scratchy pea running at a furious
rate over the paper was the sole accompaniment to his narration.
Ae olten happens under similar circumstances, he ended by listening to
hints ill, which ls the surest method of
losing the thread of one's Ideas. Fortunately, at the moment when the
viscount felt that he was getting Into
a complete muddle, a sign from the
magistrate stopped him. It seemed to
poor Servon that he had Just touched
land after a long swim.
"So," said the magistrate, "you
received from a stranger the sum ot
63,000 francs*?"
" Yes, sir, and I have Just had the
honor to explain to you under what
" What use did you make of the
money ?"
" Why," said Servon, after hesitating slightly. " the use wbioh I ordin*
ar.Iy make of any money, ahd I con-
teas that this use Is not always quite
commendable. But, as n matter nl
laet, I have spent very little lately,
and a large portion of the sum Is at
my house still,"
"This statement will bo verified,"
continued the Judge; "but at any
rate you used some of this money���"
" Which was my own, returned to
me, and to which I still think I bad
a pertect right."'
" Are you quite certain of that ?
You ought to have had doubts on the
subject, and most probably you did
" But, elr *	
" In such a case, so tt seems to me,
a man ot your position and education
should have been on your guard. That
was, In fact, the least part bf your
duty, for you should have Informed the
police of such strange events. But
let that pass, and continue.'-
The viscount had thought himsell
armed at all pollute, and he felt that
his adversary s first pass had gone
home. One aspect of his position appeared to him now ln quite a, different light, and he began to think to
himsell that his obstinate silence
would very possibly turn out to be
a.vthing but In his favor. Thus he,
bad lost n grent part of his assurance
when the time came to relate how
he hnd recognised, ln the footman
Lolseau, the author of the anonymous
missive. It was with marked embarrassment that he commenced the
story of his disguises nnd voyages ol
discovery after this mysterious individual.
During this long account the magistrate only interrupted the viscount
to ask hlra the name nnd address of
the actor at whoso house he put on
bis disguises. On the other hand, he
never ceased taking notes. Servon
wns vory much relieved on arriving
at the conclusion of his story���tha'S-v
to say, at the ridiculous fall which
hnd  terminated It.
The magistrate remnrkpil, without
showing any trace of what was passing ln his mind:
"The Identity ot the occupant of
tho IiouBe tit Montmartre line been established, and the man Is. in tact, the
servant who was cnlled, or who had
himself called, Lolseau.'
" Well *	
*' In this particular yon hnve spoken
the truth."'
The words " In tills particular '���
cnused the viscount to give a start,
which was not unnoticed.
" But If, ns you suppose, and ns appearances would seem to Indicate, this
pretended footman Is only a professional criminal, how can you hnve formerly done him a service'!''
" I have already explained to you
that I do not know.'-
" It Ib strange, to say the least of
It, thnt relations can ever have existed between you and a wretch of
that description, and I cannot conceal from yon the fact that as long
as Justice Is not enlightened upon this
point It will admit your explanation
with difficulty.'*
"Justice, by explaining this fact,
would render me a signal service.'
" Your statements,'' sold the Judge,
after a pause, will tie Inquired Into
wtth all care, and all the promptl'.ude
which the gravity ol this affair and
yonr own position demand. Be good
enough, then, so complete, It you
have anything further to add, [this
simple examination whleh, ns you will
uo doubt see, can bo only very summary."-
This simple remark, so clear and so
natural, had on Servon the effect ol
n thunderbolt. He had a thousand
things to say; he could not say one.
He was literally dumbfounded.
"80/' said the unfortunate mnn to
himaelf, ������ the truth has not even been
able to show Itself from amidst the
olose array of facts which condemn
me; the most open confession has
not been able to disturb blithe slightest
degree the magistrates convictions.
He thinks I am guilty, and It Is solely
because ot the class of society tn
which I belong thnt he still affects
a show of amiability. Not only hns
my story not convinced him of my Innocence, but It hns rendered me despicable, ror It would appear that I
had betrayed an accomplice. I was
already bad enough. That crowns
Servon b mournful reflections were
Interrupted by tho Insinuating voice
of the clerk, who asked hlin to sign
his depositions. This was the signal
for n lively reaction. The viscount
had lieen born with a very distinct
Idea ol what wns jiiBt and unjust. As
ong ns he hnd only had before him
the prospect of the discomfort of arrest, uml Its passing consequences, he
had concluded that he bad no right
to complain, and that he should submit to the just punishment of his Imprudent curiosity. He had plotted to
watch iieop,, at random, by disguising himsell like the Caliph of Bagdnd,
nntl bis stupid freak had had theelfcot
of lodging him In prison.
That was only to lie oxneeted.
But to remain seriously under tho charge of 'a horrible accusation, to receive from tho
outset marks of scorn from his
equals, that was more than Servon
deserved, and this thought gave him
energy. He drew himself up, rose
from his stint, and, with head erect
and firm glance, he awaited the conclusion of this terrible Interview.
"Sir," said the magistrate, slight
ly emphasising the word, as If to
show his Intention ol treating the
viscount with a cor-taln amount of
consideration. " the necessities ol an
Investigation which may last some
time compel me. as you muat understand, to keep you under arrest. I
shau do all In my powor to accelerate the progress of this wretched affair. That Is the only favor which
I can olfer you at present."
" It ta the only one that I claim."
said S.-rvon, with an apparent calm
which he was certainly far from
He bowen to the magistrate, who
coldly returned It and Ielt the
room with head erect.
Servon's stiffness soon forsook him.
The door of the formidable room
where he had Just left his last Illusions had hardly closed itehlnd bim
than his position appeared to him tn
all Its horrors. The unfortunate
man, who Just before had borne himsell so bravely In the presence of the
magistrate, like a gladiator who
wishes to die gracefully, gave way
now beneath the weight ot hla misfortune, and tol owed, crestfallen, the
two detectives told olf to guide him
through the tottuoua tasaages ofthe
During the time that the viscount
had been undergoing his examination,
the sombre corridors, which serve aa
ante-rooms to Justice, hnd become
peopled with strange figures.
All sorts and conditions of men and
women, come tliere no doubt as witnesses, were sitting on tbe benches,
and It was no slight aggravation of
poor Servon's torture to nave to submit to all these Inquisitive glances.
He seemed even to recognise some
tew of them, amongst others the portress of the Rue de la Mlchodlere,
who had formerly given him Inlor-
matlon as to Monsieur Lolseau's
movement*. Hastening hts steps he
arrived at a narrow passage where
people were going to and fro. At a
dark turning the viscount passed a
man who looked like a sheriff's clerk,
wearing blue spectacles and carrying
a large bundle of papers under his
arm, and there was so little room
that he brushed against him as be
passed. The man of law was hurrying along, and he had already disappeared whon Servon fouud that
something bad been slipped into his
band, it was round and hard, and
lor a moment the vlscouut thought
that someone had played him a
practical Joke; but instinct, which
prisoners soon acqulr**, prompted him
to hide the object. This was easy
enough, as the detectives had noticed nothing. Servon ��� tiuld not make
out the meaning of it; but he suspected some unlooki-'l for succour,
antl he was anxious to be alone ln order to satisfy himself.
Hardly had he re-entered his cell
than he eet to work to examine the
mysterious missive; but he bethought
himsell that he might be watched
through eome Invisible hole, and he
took bis precautions nccordingly.
He began by walking about with
an Indifferent air, thea he laid himself down on his bed, as If he would
have slept.
In this clet ercly-contrlved position
he thought he should be able, without being seen, to gently move towards his faee the hand which had so
opportunely served as a letter-box.
He quietly unfolded a ball of paper
about the else of a pea, and saw before his eyes a note ln a handwriting
which he at once recognised.
They were the aame rather large
and crooked letters in which the note
containing the banknotes bad been
written; It was Monsieur Lolseau's
writing. The viscount eagerly read
these three sentences: " Before the
end of the week you will be free. Uo
not reply 11 you are examined. Destroy this note."
Servon learnt nothing from these
all too laconic Instructions, except
that the Individual who was so
strangely connected wtth bis existence wae still continuing bis singular protection. The note reassured
bim. however, upon one point. It
was plain to him that he had not to
deal with on ordinary criminal, tor
n common assassin would have employed his time ln making tracks,
Instead of amusing himself by playing the part of Providence.
But how would this Invisible protector establish Servon's Innocence,
when the most perfect sincerity on
bis part had not been able to do so?
This was what he found It Impossible
to conjecture. He thought over the
extraordinary adventures ln which ho
had been engaged during the last two
months, and only succeeded In still
further confusing hla already puatled
In the midst of ao many different
Ideas one piece of advice struck him;
that of being silent. Possibly he had
already said too much, but he resolved that not another word should
lie extracted Irom hlin. Then he began to think that liberty would come
too late, If It ever came at all, for
his arrest must be already known,
and he gave himself up to a fit ol
despair. For the first time In his
life Servon found himself lu one of
those Impossible positions which have
been found so much fault with In
novels, and he felt he had neither the
strength nor the cunning to extricate himself from It. That day ho recognised tho fact that he was not
born to be a conspirator.
How long would be pass ln this
" Before the end of the week you
will be treo." These words were constantly on his mind, aad he began
to count the days. It was Monday;
tlte prediction could not take long
to accomplish. Three days passed.
No news from the outside world had
penetrated to the prisoner. He had
written to no one. and no one had
nsked to see him. The magistrate
himself seemed to have forgotten
him, for he find not summoned him to
n fresh examination. On the Thursday evening a warder entered antl
handed to the viscount a large parcel ot linen and tolietto necessaries.
It was evidently Charles de l'rocby
who hnd thus thought of him, nnd
Servon thought to himaelf that If his
friend knew of his misfortune, his arrest must at this moment be the news
of all the clubs. Friday passed without Incident; Servon  was  raving.
Saturday, mid-day. still no news.
The viscount suddenly thought to
himself that the wretched Lolseau
was mocking bim, and that In    ad
dressing this letter to him his only
Intention had been to make certain
of his silence In order to allow hlat-
self time to escape.
And in truth it appeared only too
Upon this the unhappy Servon
thought oi death, and, with the
promptitude ot an over-excited brain.
he began to plan suicide.
It only needed to fasten his cravat
to the ban ot the window, to get on
the table, to pass a running knot
round bis neck, and to give the table
a ebove with his foot, to launch himself Into eternity.
He threw a last despairing glance
on the door, and feverishly seised
three handkerchiefs, which he twisted Into a strong cord, after having
Joined them one to another. Hastily,
as if for aome pressing task, he made
a running knot, fastened one of the
ends of this Improvised rope to one
of the bars of the window, and,
mounting on the table, he prepared
to put an end to Ids existence.
The sound of bolts being drawn
outside made him start. He Jumped quickly to the ground, and, not
without surprise, he saw the governor of the prison enter his cell.
" Good aay. sir," said this grave official with marked politeness; "I bring
you good news. I have Just received
the order to eet you at liberty, and
from this moment you are free."
Theeu magic words, "You nre tree!"
which, throe dayB before, would have
thrown Servon Into n state of frantic Joy, found him cold as marble. He
briefly thanked the well-meaning
governor, who seemed much surprised at the Indtlference of his prisoner,
and dressed himself slowly, thinking,
as he did so, that outside the prison
walls he ahould find plenty o' cares
on his mind.
Liberty for the viscount was the
Why had It been so suddenly restored tojilra after he had beeu eo unjustly deprived of it ?
What bad passed since he had been
cut off from the world, and what
position had his extraordinary adventure placed him In?
He determined, before nil, to ascertain upon what ground he was going
to walk, and he naturally thought
ol going to see Charles de Precey, the
only friend whom he thoroughly
An hour afterwards the viscount,
having got over the formalities of release, was driving ln a cab towards
the Rue Royale, where Precey lived.
'    (To  he Continued,!
Until South American Nervine Was Used���
'title Ihe Only llemedy That Helped
'. Me," Said Mra. Hatohloaon, of Vaudel-
*"_' ear, Ont.
HEN* one studies
the data bearing
on diseases of the
'digestive organs
aid stomach, it Is
perfectly astonishing the extent
to whicli trouble
ol this kind exists. In fact, here
lis the basis ot
many of the diseases that Iuy waste the human system.
Mrs. Hutchinson, of Vandeleur, Ont.,
suffered untold misery with nervous
prostration and pain in the stomach,
more especially after meals. The case
might be spoken of Indifferently as one
of IndigeBtlon, and passed by; but It
was no trilling matter for her. She
was really an Invalid, and the doctors
oould do her no good. South American Nervine was brought under her
notice, and she used tt with the most
satisfactory results. Sbe did not stop
with one bottle, for, to use her own
words: "It had proven a wonderful
medicine, and the only remedy that
helped me," She continued to use It
until several bottles had been taken,
and bas forgotten almost that she
ever suffered from Indigestion or nervousness.
Stiutb American Nervine Is the only
remedy In existence that acts directly
on the nerve centres at base of the
brain, it cures by rousing up these
nerve centres, and causing them to
generate more nervous energy, an Increased supply of which Is sent to all
the organs of the body, and then
nature steps In and does the rest.
Courted by Cleveland In Hla Deaparatloa
for Votea.
The St. Louis Globe-Deiuocnit bos
been looking up the cost of modern
wars ln blood and cash. It finds that
during the last forty years 2,258,000
men have beeu killed. Ia the Crimean
war 75,000 men were killed; in the
Italian war ol 1858, 45,000; In the
American civil wur 800,000 ou both
sides; in tbe Austro-l'russlau war,
48,000; In tlie Franco-German war,
215,000; ln the Turko-Russlan, 250.-
000. Regarding tbe cost ol these wars
thc Olobe-Dcmocrut says:
Nor Is tills all. These murderous
wurs cost money and piles ol it. The
Crimean war cost $2,000,000,000;
Italian war ot 1858, $800,000,000;
Piusso-Danlsh war, $.15,000,000; war
ot tbe American rebellion, $7,400,-
000,000. France has paid nearly $8,-
500,000,000 as the cost price ol her
war with Prussia lu 1870-71 ; the
PrusBo-AUBtrlan war cost $880,000,-
000; the Kusso-Turklsh war, $125,-
000,00(1. Englnnd's South African spat
cost her $8,770,000, and her Afgbnn
"breakfast spell," $12,250,000. In
short, since tho opening ol the troubles In the Crimea the world's warn
hnvc cost, ln money alone, $18,205,-
000,000, or a sum whicli, If equally
divided, would give to every man, woman and child on the globe a present
of n $10 bill.
A wnr between the United States
and (Jrcnt Brltnln would cost probably far more than any two of these
wars. It might cost more than all of
them. Wars In these times are much
more expensive than formerly.���Rochester Herald.
When n mnn starts in t'i drown his
troubles be generally acts us it lie-
thought tbey were located In bis
stomach. Tfii fulfil Ml.
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THE WEEKLY tt��WS, PfeB. 11, ___
Sir Charles Tupper is exhibiting his
proverbial shrewdness in advocating
preferential trade between (Ireat Britain
and her colonies. Wilh Chamberlain,
as the most potent figure next to Salisbury in the English cabinet, enthusiastically supporting this measure, it would
appear as if its realization would ultimately come to pass. The great obstacle
in the way is that England would hnve to
give up free trade with all the world for
the sake of obtaining almost exclusively
the world wide trade of her colonics. It
can be easily seen lhat in that way she
would be independent, having at all
times her food supply within hei own
vast realm. Hut ,1 small tax on the productions of other countries would shut
nut no more than would be offset bv the
immense traffic thereby secured from her
colonists. This would, however, involve
slightly higher prices, equivalent to the
preferential tax. England would become
safer, more powerful and her colonics
immensely more prosperous. The latter
could afford to bear a pari of the expense
of supporting a navy that would continue
the present supremacy ofthe seas, and
other taxes adjusted in such a, way thai
the cost of living in the mother country
would not be increased. It will take
time, but events ate certainly tending in
the direction of closer commercial union,
and we hope toward Imperial federation
Economy is a good thing, but it is not
always wise to commence by reducing
salaries on wages. We regret the public
school trustees of some of our cities are
cutting down the salaries of the teichers,
and wu hope that the provincial authorities will not follow this pernicious example. Teaching if properly encouraged
will naturally become with many a life
work, and not as now is, too often the
Ci, sc, a mere make shift.
While thc utterances of ambassador
bayard have been pleasant to English
ears, it is not difficult to understand why
thev should be deemed obnoxious to
Americans. The rule laid down by the
.Senate Foreign Affairs Committee which
by a majority vote have censured Mr
Bayard, appears reasonable, vi:: that an
American representative to a foreign
government should not criticise party
policies of his own country.
We have received a copy of the souvenir edition of the Alaska Mining Record.
It is published at Juneau, the Metropolis
of Alaska, contains sixteen pages, is
handsomely illustrated, newsy and neat.
Anyone desirous to know more of tlie
"Land ofthe Midnight Sun'1 should sub
scribe for the paper which is only $2 per
year. When sending ask fnr �� copy of
the Souvenir Edition, which contains an
admirable write up of thc Yukon country
wilh respect to which, so much interest
has been excited in this section. Among
the illustrations arc the following-
Juneau in 1888,111 1890 and in 1894,
breaking camp for Ihc Yukon, view of
Silver Bow Basin, Trcadwell Works,
Juneau City Market, view of Sitka,
prominent buildings and citizens,
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels sf the
Union Brewery Company Ltd nf Nanai*
ino, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W. E. Norris, Sec'y
B. 07 T.
Union Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7.30.
Visiting friends cordially invited to
Persona using the mules and horses of
the Union Colliery   Co. nit'inut permission will be prosecuted according to law.
F.D, Little, -Supt,
(Prom Free Kindergarten Magazine,
Ho. 2 Wi_niue_)
He waa a pitiful  specimen  of the genus
boy, snd blaok boy at that; he stood on the
comer of a street, iu a grea" oity; hia cluthe.-,
were ragged, and the old hat that he wore
wa, crowulesa, but ho held a crowd, by th
maaio t-f hia voice,   lit. haii evidently f, r
_"t-(. 11 l,i���   audio tee.   1, ill tl',  every 'hint,
u- he men o.-ies whioh  - e path tu- wards
,.|' lh* old M-n*   "8  a.ite Uivei"   .eoa ��d
Great tears rolled tluwu  hia-lu-ky oh-:k .
A gentleman, who  had  -* o <<u<l 10 listen,
wheu he am g was fin-ahttl,  *t'.epp*,it tap lo
the little tifger and plac-st a uig eilv-r < o
1 t la hia h.nd.
lluiii .11 1 is eld wree. ol a hat, tbe b y
'���Than: ee. Ml ter Thaskee." The uru
leman walled rupi.iy away, with tha lur.
darky 11, ohm cuieuit.
'���Nobudj bai Suthen gemnieu gibs i.ig
gers mon. y ter uu-hill,' ai.hh <-u leu Utn.
Ai Vlr. Currington wua --Meiiiig liia hntel
a tine one tOiiged at. bia noar. aletve* tur.iin..,
he hi hel,i the littio *.���!�����< singer.
������Wha. do >ou wan; uow, yuu little black
damp?" a.-m-ii the young man.
"I wants tur go hoinn " blubbered  Ben.
"Wturu is your h,unt?" said the geutleinau
"Down haul, in H ," ia the rtply.
' (Ireat Chester I   S.�� ia mine."
"1 nn'eii )oh i�� a Sufen gemmeu, coa no-
bo Id., ea calls me t.cauip, an' giha ue du)
an I " aaid Ben, rolling the pathetic eyea ul
b.a race in a knowing manner.
Mr. Carriitgtnu stoud cost -inplating for a
:.w moment-., theu aaked: "Have yuu uo
|i> P nt*. 1"
lieu, bet"<en lobs, told tbat ho waa an
orpl au and iriendleaa in "dis Yankee toon."
'-lie here o-morrow, reckon I'll take you
n me," aaid Mr. Cairiugton.
Loug hen re tbe ai-pointcd time, Ben
awaiteu his 1 enelaotor at the door of the
"Tuck this pickaninny somewhere," aaid
Mr. Carriigtou to the driver of the but.
Wheu he -aw the oottou and eaue Held',
Ben'a eyt-a tl led with tears and bo kiaaed lh-
geutleniau't* hand.
"Duut, ytu little coon," said Mr. Carr-
iugtttu, but > e waa touched by the gravatudi
of tbe lonely chilil. Oa theit arrival at th,
home of Mr Carrington, he aaked:
"Where aie you going now?"
"Ober to Major Rayford'a," waa the
prompt reply
"Ia > oh �� un ob Major Rayford'a people!''
aaked Mr. billy Ware, the iolormi ooauh-
u,ao, a atyluh youug man wiih piuk a-cped
cuffa and collar, Prinoe Albert i-uut, aid tat
ailk hat. fie waa u quadroon aud quilt
haughty of cairiage. "Ef yoh ia I'll take
ynh dere termgnt."
"I tbink Billy will be glad to take you,"
aaid bia ma-tier with a *>milt; to ahiuh Bill-,
roaponde 1 w-th auother au bioid aa to dia
play every ivory.
Toat night B?n was taken home; hi*
mother waa Mammy Lou's daughter aud
Nappy's mother: he Wid ot hia aad lose,
aud hia struggle ia thu big oity uutil he
met Mr Carrington Billy, ia a coruer, had
hem telling 1'nein-e tbat Misa Luoy Bruwu
aent him a randy heart with 'Ever lluue"
iu htatititnl red letters un it.
Doea yuh think I's a karin nigger? Y,h
ts welcum to Miss Brnwu'a hart."
"But loh de Lord Phemie, I's no 'mira-
tiou fer dat yaller gal I" aaid Billy.
"What fer yoh callin' ber Miaa Brows
like ea ef she wuz yoh idol ob a woman?'
ot-kt-d aho
"A man what has do apouaibiKty on hi*
mine dat I h:ia is mtty apt ter be furgittul; I
teara 1 will hah ter deraiat frum iny per-
feaehun." eaut Billy "Wirt deui two high
steppiu' bays ter haule, it ia tumble!"
"Yob does luk delinut, prapa yuu will go
1 orf wid Miaa Brown?" said the heartieao
'ill tro myaelf under dem bays* feet, ef
yohiloaut hush," frum Billy.
"Pub Miaa Browu I" Mid Phemie.
Billy took hta hat, stalke 1 up to Mammy
Lou aud a aid:
"r'araell, Miates J���m*n_."
fie lett the room with race and mourn*
ful tiiguiiy. Pne nie foi lowed to the dour,
aud oalltitl after bim:
"Is yob ouniing' r, un tetmotrer nito,
Bills I"
"I may and I mty'nt,   wm the reply.
I wus jist gwine ter tell yah we will be
out,** ahe said.
Slamming the door ehe aaw Nappy imitating Billy; ahe flew at him, cuffad hia
eare, aud began a long monologue, the sub-
stance of whioh waa:
"That anm yaller gala Is too brazen ter
be apoke ter by pure bludded cutli.i fulr.a!"
About twelve, ahe was awakeued by the
sound of banjos snd 1 guitar, accompanying
a quartette of male vetoes. Tne tenor she
recognized aa Billy's.
"Dere'a dat tntlin' nigger agin. Ef
Mammy wakes up dejj-will bab tar git."
But Mammy slept like the dead, snd the
aerenaders finitbed with "Oit away fiuui
dat winder iny lubber and my duv,'
Phemie raiaed the aian and aaid in a stage
"I's gwine ter be in temorrer night
"All rite, I'll bs cu haul" from Billy,
and he kiaaed  hia  hand ao   loudly  as  to
awaken s loaa heavy aleeper than Mammy,
The money order department closes at
7 p.m. Thursdays. Letters may be regis
lered up to 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Apply for boxes to arrive next month before
they are all taken.
Tenders will be received for the purchase ofthe Hetherington farm, being
Lot No. 107 on the official map of Comnx
containing about 200 acres more or less;
about 1 to acres are under cultivation and
well fenced, with building and orchard.
Cnal rights included, also about 200
acres adjoining. The farm can be
divided to suit purchasers.
Parties tendering   will  state  whethe
fnr the whole 400 acres or  for  the  200
acres of cleared land or part of it.
I'endcrs to be mailed to
Feb. 8th, 1896,
Bv order of THE EXECUTORS.
We have nearly all our New Fall and Winter stuffs in Stock
Don't you make a purchase without first taking a look through our
We mean to do the business this tall and have marked the goods
to sell. Drop in anyhow, when in Nanaimo. We will be more than
pleased to show you our stock whether you are buying or not.
49 Commercial treet SLOAN Sf SCOTT. Nanaimo, B. C.
 UNION   BRIOK   YARD   B.  C. 	
Manufacturers of Handmade and   Stock  Bricks.
Special   Patterns Now On  Hand  For Chimney  llcids, Cornices Etc
liwor-jwraic-i 1893.
Good*- bought
rtjilit out* uu otjtu-
liil__iiou fluirjioil.
iii fill mi o return*.,
I'M'tM. treo upon
on tun or any
..il-Kir goods wa
Write for Clrnnlnr
��� villi-    Klilp.iiii'-;
'ir-n-i'tlon-t   **��������
mi cut).
oMillan & Co.
MAIN H0U3E: 209-212 First Ave. Horih, MiKHSAFOLIS, MINN.
BU A NC-UldS**! I
HELENA, T'DNT.      I     CMlCAliO, ILL.     I    VICTORIA, El. C,    I WINNIPEG, MAN.
Cooke & Boj-emim Sts. I I        BR WtlarfSt,        I   2:i*i:in��*9*.
Drs  Lawrence & Westwood.
Physician, and Surgeons.
Wo have appointed Mr. James  Abrams our collector until  iurtner notice, to whom all overdue   account*.
***ay be paid.
7 No'i 1E05.
Society     Cards
I    O.   O    F.,   No.   11
Union Ladg-c, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday nignt at S o'clock. Visiiing brethren cordially invited 19 attend.
A. Lindsay, R. S.
Cumberland Lodge,
A. F & A. M, B. C. R.
Union, Ii. C. ���
IMgt meets first   .Saturday    in   each
month*, ��� Visiiing brethren are cordially
invited to attend.
James McKim. Sec.
Hiram Lo(,*-e No 14 A.F .St A.M.,B.C.R
Courlcnny B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiiing Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lod^e No. 100, C. 0,
0. F., meet in ilieit lodge room over
McPhee's store, Courtenay, every second
Saturday at 3 p. in. Visiting brethren
cordially invi-.cd to attend.
I. M. Fultnn, Sec.
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6, I. 0. 0. F.,  Union.
Meets first and third Wednesdays of
each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiiing
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
J. COMII, Scribe.
Nelson Camp No, 51 ofthe Canadian
Order of thc Woodmen of the World
meets every other Monday even
mg at 8 p.m. in Odd Fellows Hall, over
Leiser's store. Visiting neighbours cordially invited to attend.
Geo. Hull, Secretary.
We the undersigned hereby authoriie
John Bruce to collect all accounts due thc
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant 1
H. Hamburger f* Trustees.
1 hav* moved into my new shop on
First St. next to the Customs'off.cc, where
I am prepared to manufacture and repair
all kinds of men's, women's, and children's
shoes,   Give ate a call.
Nelson Parks,
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steam-r JOAN will suil as follow*
CALLING AT WAY I'OltTS aa passengers
and lrt-li*ht mar offer
Lea ,e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.
'��� Nanuimo fnr Comox, M'edneaduy, 7 a. m
l.eava CouiOX lor Nuniiimo,       liimiya. 7��.ni
"     Nnnalmo for Victoria   Saturdwy. 7 cm
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Vicioria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y
Time Table  No.   26,
To take offoot. al. 8 am en Monday. Oclohtir
28.18_5.  Trali.a run on Pacific .-.uuiuant tiinw.
T llatiy. I iSat'ily.
Lv. Victoria for Nanoiino and I A. si. 1 r. H.
WollinKton   1   8.W)  I   3.20
Ar. Nanuimo  I  IIM I ll 38
Ar. l,v��lliii_lon   I   ia.00 I   ���>������"
Lv. Wi<1 Ington for Victoria
l.v Nanaimo for Victoria...
Ar, Victoria..    	
For rates and information apply at Cctt-
pany'a oill.rca,
President. Ui.n'1 Sspt
flr.u. Kriliihi and Pansnser Aat.
Lowest CASH Price
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay. B.C.
Grant & Muri_han, Props.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
(Good Table
[Courteous Attention
The Famous
361 a* m St. James Uk
To order
tSTFtwd for*SiBii'!***i).   I'rr.iufii *i��li.tr)*.   I'ts
iu('i ttl  ���.UHMl'lVLd.
aim Saw Uli.
Sasfa. aiiti B&Djt
11'. 0. Ilmwar SS.  Tuioplioua Call, 1 Si
jfy A complete stock of Rouj-h snd
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   Also
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Wis
dows and Blinds.    Mouldin_, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood tinishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pins.  Redwood.
Barber Shop   : :
:   Bathing
Having purohaaed the above ol Mr. C. D.
Kinna, 1 shall be pleued to aea all
Diy old Ititcda, and aa many
new onea aa may ehooae
to |ivo ma their
O. H. Fechner,
4") 1
I net, prepareMl to
turnlsh Stylish Hits
and do Teaming
At reasonable rate*.
D. KUpatrlek,
Union. B.C.
Wonder if the young ladies of this town
���will jive a leap year party!
Thc rush slill continues at Langman's
for Clothing and Gent's Furnishings.
Men's Suits frcm $.T9o.
A mint U being advocated for British
Linon Collars all styles and prices at 3
lor 25c. Simon Leiser.
It Is the expectation that Rev. Mr.
Lngan wilt be here on the 161I1 or 23rd
Selling off! What? Why every thing
in the store of T. D. McLean, is going
for the next 30 days at your own prices.
The question of establishing an experi*
���rental fruit farm in liritish Columbia is
being agitated at Ottawa.
Gigantic bargains in dry goods, clot'i-
ing and men's furnishings at Stevenson
& Co., Union.
The custom duties collected here arc
reported through lhe Nanaimo office. It
won't always be so.
Stevensnn St Co. are selling men's and
boys' clothing at half price. Come early
and avoid the rush.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be the
commencement of thc Chinese Ncw
Year. It will be celebrated for a few
Remember to call at Simon Leiser1*
cash store if you want value for you
money. Ynu cannot get the same bargains elsewhere.
Salt wells have been discovered on Salt
Spring Island which it is proposed to put
in operation.
3000 pairs of ladies fine shoes f*om $1.
up Simon Leiser.
Mr. C. E. Stevenson, of Nanaimo, who
has a branch store here has gone on a
business trip cast.
If you'd  make your business pay,
Advertise���and that to day.
Until you do your goods won't move,
So don't delay till times improve.
The traffic receipts of the C. P. R. for
January 21st, were $74,000, more thin on
the corresponding month of the previous
Mrs. Wm. O'Dell is prepared to give
organ and pianoforte lesions, both vocal
and instrumental, to elementary and advanced pupils.
It is hoped H. P. P. Crease's successor
on the bench will be a young man who
pavs his bills and is not given to the
undignified habit nf lecnirint* people.
Just arrived���a large stock ofhardware
filch as axes, crosscut saws, pevevs, froes
adzes, broad axei', locks, etc., at McPhee
& Moore's.
The school board of Victorit has decided to dispense with lhe services of Mr.
J.N. Muir at the end of thc present
Mr. Boyd is supplying ou r citiicn every
other day with fresh fish .1 nd clams, On
alternate days he brings round nil,
Wesley Willard, the harness maker
hn purchased the splendid comer lot
opposite the NEWS loi, from Mr. Bullock
for $1,000.   It is a bargain.
Call and examine R. B. Anderson's
improved rain checks for doors. They
will keep the water out sure. Can be
-seen in working order on his shop door.
I'atent applied for.
Two J. P'a of Wellington hy ve solemnly decided that if a man calls ynu a liar,
ynu are legally justified in pommelling
liim tn your heart's content.
Lnngman & Co. have bought out the
stock of boots, shoes, hats, caps, clothing
and underwear 111 the store next west of
Adderton & Ron bottom's. Langman is
A daisy.
The proposed all-rail routt to June.iu
is by way of Kamlonns, the North
Thompson and Barkerville, through llie
heart of Cariboo.
Leonard Frank, representing Geo. R.
Jackson, Vicioria, tailor, gents furnisher
and shin manufacturer, is in town. He
carries a wonderful collection of samples
in his lines, and nobody should fail to
inspect them. Suits made to order Irom
$tb; pants from $4 up. Shirts of all
Vinds made to measure from $1.50 up
Samples may be seen at the office of
Messrs. Teague St Smith, Union.
Uaving taken this house, except the
"bar, 1 shall be pleased to receive thc
patronage of the public.
Board per week, ��� $5.
Single meals ��� 33 reus.
T. J. I'iercy.
Payment hrs been stopped nn a certain
���checque payable to Mr. Homer, hearing
date January list, 1896, for good and
lawful reasons.
One mils and a half from Union: contains 160 acres and witl be disposed of at
_ low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
All persons driving over the wharf or
oridges in Comox district taster than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
8. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury ft Co's drug
I have opened a Harness
Shop in building corner 3rd st
and Dunsmuir Ave, Union,
opposite to the The News,
where t will keep in stock and
make to order all kinds of harnesses and everything in my
line at reasonable prices. Also will neatly and promptly do
repairing, and carriage trimming.
The patronage of the public
is respectfully solicited.
Wesley Willard
Notary Public.
Agent, fop the Alliance Pipe
Insurance Company of Lon
don  and  the Phoenix ot
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Association ot Toponto	
Union. B C.
F. Curran
investment security Savings Co.
Advance*   money for Building.
aL.n-.ger for Nanaimo,  Wellington
and   Cumberland.
Head office, Commercial Street Nanaimo, 1). C.
Miss Leigh-Spencer visits Union from
this date on every boat succeeding payday, for collecting dues, and advancing
the Company's business. Patties call at
Cumberland Club
Directors Meeting fotlowing Thursday
evening at 7.30.
Fire,   Ufa,   Accident   Insurance,
Baal Eitate.
Union Mines
Furniture   Store
\   Full I ii e ol   1* verj ihing
Including '   naii s, Carpets
ind   Rugs,  and  1 ur
woven v ire
Ofllci* Rooms, Mel'hee Jc Moore ll'lil'g and ot
r, 0. nnawKR is.
Will handle all kinds of g ods,
inr tiding
farmers Produce
Give ui a call
We conduct every branch nf the
Under  king   Busi ess   including
Embalming, and k ep   11 necessa
ry supplies
Cor. 2ND and Dunsmuir Ave.
Keeps a full line of
Gurnsey Tilden
Stoves, everywhere famous,
Tin work
Sheet-iron work
Job work
*ND    Repairing
Cuniberlaiid Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
At thia New Boarding House ud Bt-stanr*
aat yen oan obtain Meale at 28 oenta and
upwards. Board and Lodgings at $20 per
month en* the STRICTLY ADVANCE
CASH PLAN. If paid at the end oi tho
month I2J will be invariably obarged.
Take E. Pimbury it Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
A- Pare
���ut-tiom-, a c.
H, J. Theobald,
House ant! Sip Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
AU Orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
1 will sell off my goods���
Everything for next 30 days
���WJ-T DOW2sT
0���-DOWN   DOWN
"___.They must Go
Take them at your own prices
G0iDg gOillg LuSy Person
Get in the line of the
Procession if yon
T. D. McLean
Watchmaker and Jeweler
General worker In Metals
Jobbing; of all kinds
Office and Works  ft*;*1/^ ���*
���cthiost a. c.
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
0  ills of humanity.
cC stt��a.c EOBS
Grant & McGregor
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���        MANUFACTURER OF        ���
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phoephatee and Syrupa.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  Steam Beer and Patter
Agent for tho Union Brewery Cumpany.
Stage and Livery
COTJ_aTE.2T.A."_r, B. 6.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rstes Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Bone, ,',
I presume we have used oyer
��� 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 ever used.���~. C. Miltenberoer, Clarion, Pa.,
Dee. 29,1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-.
plaints.���E. Shorev, Postmaster,'
Shorey, Kansas, Dee. 21st, 1894. HT-"-**-*-
PUNTERS tt, Pga limit*
.-JWall  Paper ancl Paint Store . .
i Tinting and Kalsomining a specialty
Old Drug Store,       -   -        Union, B. C.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister: ft Solicitor. No's a ft 4
Commercial street.
XJLlrTJAXt&O,    B.   C.
J. A. Cart hew
���a-egmotr, a. c.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baation Btreet    ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures (be finest cigara aae*
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigara
when you can obtain a surtRtoa *_tt
CLE foi the same money FARM AND GARDEN.
Tlio majority does not appreciate
what vegetable matter In the noil dees
lor us, ia tlie way ot moisture, In tlm
time ol drouth.' II one or two crops
ol vegetable matter arc ploughed
under during the summer and tall, the
succeeding crops are much surer if the
year Is a dry onc. We know that success in growing any plant depends
much upon the amount ol moisture In
the ground.
The Industry ot collecting and curing tho leaves ol tlie wild sumac occupies the summer months ol hundreds
ol women and children In Virginia und
the Carollnus, and some ot the stations hare been testing the advisability ol cultivating the plant. Sumac is
need in dyeing cloth and In the tunning of Hue leather. Nearly UDO tona
are yearly Imported Irom Southern
En Wipe*.
In growing wheat or corn, fruit or
hny. consider the bulk to be shipped.
It costs as much to freight the product ol two acres ot melons as ol ono
hundred acres of cotton. It is a lact
worth considering that Georgia pays
inoro to market the melon crop than
the growers receive for their product.
Cedar oil is not a small Item among
the New England ludustries. It ls
profitably prouueed in some regions
by distillation Irom the smull
branches of the trees, which Is a
much more convenient anil productive
method than to distil from the shav*
ings. aa formerly practised, aud may
be made a profitable Industry wtior-
ever cedar growB.
A Western wheat grower, noticing
that where the ground was packed by
the horses turning at the edge of the
field there the strongest wheat grew,
determined to try the eflect ol turning ills cattle Into the Held immediately nfter seeding. Ol course, tills
was done only when the soil was quite
dry. He liked the plan so well tliut he
habitually followed it thereafter.
In growing wheat the grain is
rarely used upon the farm, so that
tbe straw ls all that i.s left to lie
returned to the soil, and the most
should lie made ot It, While its miin-
iiriul value ouly Is not great, it may
lie the menus, by being carelully used
as an absorbent, ol adding largely to
the quantity of good fertilizer.
A mere accidental "spurt" or monstrosity sliould never be given the
dignity of a premium at our annual
fairs, for it ls not lu nny way an agricultural triumph. Let all premiums
be given as a reward for earnest, Intelligent effort toward raising tlie
standard of our product; there would
follow greater luterest and liettcr
Merchants know that tiie uverago
man will buy moro it ho runs an account than if he pays cash. There is
something in paying out bard earned
. dollars which makes oue pause and
consider whether tho purchase ls a
necessary oue. Neither will the
buyer on time scrutinize prices so
closely. Kemember, farmers, that a
single failure of crops is liable to
make such a debt very burdensome.
Tho stable should be warm enough
to keep animals comtortable without
othor protection. If It Is not, the
remedy should be directed to the
building ruther thau to Its occupants.
It will be a great deal hotter to fix
up the stable than It will to wrap
a liorse ln a blanket. Of course, this
rule is uot to apply to horses which
are clipped or sick.
In his wild state the horse never
Ircquents durk forests or gloomy
mountain passes; he is found on the
open plaiu or bright hillsides. Dark
stables must have the effect of Injuring the vision of animals, especially thoso who go trom dark, dismal barns Into tho snows of winter,
ind make thc change frequently during the day. Cheerful liglit is doubtless as pleasing to the beuBt as to
A horse welnhlag 1,1100 pounds will
be found heavy enough for almost any
work he may be called upon to perform about the farm, and thon he ls
able to draw the wagon or the carriage to towa at a fair road gait,
and not be worn out by the trip. He
will live longer and prove more prollt-
able than the little horse, too light
to pull its load, or the larger oaes
which are too heavy to trot.
Winter pigs are not particularly
profitable, but it Is well to keep a sow
or two lor early furrowing, unu If thi..
Is done the needed care must bu given.
The pig peu is something whleh needs
looking alter. It may be banked up
and covered ou top with stable manure, II nothing better is lit hand. The
very   coarsest  will do.
Good breeding qualities are transmitted Irom oue generation lo another, and It will always pay to select animals with good breeding ancestry, ruthor than from those of a
transient or uncertain breeder, even
though a prodigy. See that tlio dam**
have proved themselves good nnd
regular  breeders.
At (arrowing time separate the
sows Irom the other hogs, so that
they will not bu worried. Make tlielr
condition aa pleasant ns possible with
clenn pens anil Iri-sli bedding. Feed
largely on Knife slops, that costivu-
ne-*s will not result, and drop the
rations ol com; yet circumstances
may demand a change of programme.
They will be feverish, and need much
��� When the pig* have been bom tlie
mother needs'the most enro. Stir
linn'ilfiils of middlings in water, and
li*!, lier nut when slio fcnln like it.
Si,on thereafter she should hnvc nil
the mill; producing food she. want**.
See that her swill is sweet, lest si-ours
follow tlie cntinir of It. It she Is
fe'verl**lr-'and vicious, saturate her
bn-ck with f-nnl oil.
F;i**niers genrrnlly hnve settled down
to tlie l,elii*i that the beat profit In
bog raising is found by feeding to but
one year "of nge or less, getting n
weight o. frcum 200 to 251) pound*.
All the weitrht nintle nbnve tills is
*fi*-tK-iireil ut n cimntnntlY Increasing
cost n pturtl, to much g'enter nt tlm s
as to result in ,'ietti-il loss.
Milk us food Ion pigs litis n f ceiling
value im beyond Its actual lood clement* 11 given In the proper combination with ottmr rations, but It Is n
waste to rate�� them exclusively upon
It, no matter how plentiful It may b?.
Mklldljmgs and green stu-f should be
led with It, so that double the number ol pigs may be kept with the
same milk, ln this way! only can Ito
value be turned to the best account.
Whev is not a fit loot! for growing
pigs, but is excellent when p'operly
balanced with nitrogenous foods. The
younger the pigs the more profit Is
there In feeding them, lor it costs
twice ns muoh to put a pound ot gain
on a pig one year old aa It does to
make tlie same Increase on one six
months old. The more rapidly forced
Irom the start the greater will be the
Especially upon the pralrlo tarms Is
corn led to hogs ln large quantities,
and there hard wood nshes are wholly
unknown; yet upon those very Inrms
Is the greatest need, ol ash materials
ior aiding in Oullillng up the bone ol
hogs. Com cobs tumlsli a very strong
unit, and thefc should b.- bumed and
carelully ted.
Do not keep the breeding sows fat
It you want largo Utters ot pigs. Mothers which aro kept thin, but in a
good, healthy condition, will raise an
average ol ten pigs to tho sow, while
most ol the best bred sowb average
but about hall that, because kept too
nif.   1-lvory   poiut counts-.
There is nu longer any stated
market season tor slaughtered
pork, but it is in demand all the
time. Whon tho porker is lut enough
kill him. Aftor ho passes 250 pouuds
it Is doubtful 11 the average farmer cau put another ounce on hlin
witli profit. It ts the prottt we aro
Sudden and severe pruning, lop-
plug olf the largo limbs or the takiug
away ol unduj quantities ol woud In
a siugi ��� treason, is apt to ruin the
coming fruit crop, becauso It forces
so much sap into ttio buds which remain tliat they grow coarse, sappy,
und, evca If blossoms appear on
thom, the fruit will not set.
There Is nothing in our gardens so
uniformly mistreated as the currunt
bushes, and thon we blame them lor
not bearing. Cut out the old wood
and prune the roots down thoroughly, and thon work in a liberal allowance ol manure. Put sand about
the stools, to keep the weeds down,
and encourage the growth ol half
a dozen ncw canes.
There is Increased attention given
to our native plums; our cultivated
raspberries and blackberries have
beeu developed from the wild state
almost within a generation; our
wild huckleberries are almost gone,
und soon some will bo brought under
cultivation. The experiment stations
might well take up the matter, nnd
see what further can bo done with
our crab apples, Juneberrles, pawpaws, persimmons, etc.
It Is easy to grow grape vines,
but another thing to be sure of
growing tho Iruit. We may prevent
the cold by covering the vines; rot
and mildew may bo warded oil by
spraying; by planting upon high,
warm, sandy soil, with a southern
exposure, we may expect to avoid
the late and early frosts. If the vines
are laid npon the ground until they
bloom they will bloom bolore the Insect pests destroy them much.
Thnt obscure disease known as the
yellows is the, greatest enemy with
which the pouch grower has to contend. The best preventive known is
the liberal feeding ol potash to the
tree. Hard wood ashes, cultivated In
liberally, will do. Tills feeds the
tree, nntl Beems to neutralize the conditions nnder which the yellows np
penr. In the early stage the ills*
"used parts oan be sometimes cut out
with good eflect; but If the knife
litis beon used npon other such trees,
let it be thoroughly ole.insnd.
The time will como when nut growing will hare an accepted place In our
agriculture, and become a recognized
nntl profitable Industry. There is no
renson why wo should keep on Importing the Knglish walnut when It
can bo grown tn tlie States In similar
latitude, Snoh a tree ln 1-onnsvlvanln
has b"en known to produce 40 nr SO
bushels ot nuts. A bearing aero of
th��m would bo ol great value.
One barrel of really (Ine fruit Is
worth more than three of poor staff,
and It costs much loss labor nnd expense to harvest and market it. It
pays bost to thin fruit when crops In
goneral are heaviest, for then Is the
greatest difference ln value between
firsts and seconds. In short, never
allow a tree to bear more than It can
properly develop nnd mature.
TJicro Is good sense In the advice to
strawberry growers that money Invested In manure nnd tillage will yl-ld
b-'tter returns than when Invested In
plants ot new v-arletlos at two or
three dollars a dnsen. Finns of any
gootl vnrlet* will give sntlsfnctorv
returns If their wants In those directions are well attended to.
How Killlitrs ar*. Tr,-at *���-! In I'h'ua.
Nineteen hundred editors of a Pekin
paper nre said to have been beheaded.
Somo wr.u'd slini'dor nt such slaughter,
who are heedless of the fact that
Consumption ts ready to fasten Its
latal hold on themselves1. Da 1'lorce's
(loltlem Medical Discovery Is the o'll-
clont remedy ror weak lungs, spitting
ol blood, shortness ol brenth, bronchitis, asthma, severe coughs, nail
kindred infections.
Stamps, Ln l'nycttc Co., Ark.
Dr. II. V. Pierce: fienr Sir.���1 will
say tills to you, that consumption is
hereditary in m.v wile's family; some
have already died with tho disease.
My wf e hits a lister, Mrs. E. A. Cl-nrv,
that was tnken with consumption.
She used your "Ootden Medical Discovery.' nntl. to tho surprise of liter
ninny Mends, she got, wen. My wife
has also ima hemorrhages from the
lungs, and lier sister Insisted on her
using the "Golden Medical Discovery."
I consented to her using It, .uul' it
curetl her. She ha.*i had no symptoms
ot consumption for the post six years.
Yours very truly, W. C. lingers, M. D.
Delicate diseases In either sex, however Induced, BpQedlly cured. Bonk l
sent, securely sealed, 10 cents In
st*>mps. Address,    In    co-ri lence,
World's   Dispensary Medical   Asst*ciu-
tlon, Buffalo, N. \\
llie Story of a Young Lady in
.    Smith's Falls,
Her Health Wai Badl} shattered Suffered
r r,,m a Had Count, end Cuu*>t*,,t Pali,
in. the Nd<���1'ale and Almost Bloodless
���Her Health again Restored.
(Prom the Smith's Falls Kecord.)
" I know that If I had not begun
taking Dr. WIUlnmB' Pink Tills I
would not havo lived much longer."
Those words wero uttered by Miss
Mossop, daughter ol Mr. Johnston
Mossop, ot this town, and a young
lady extremely popular nmong her
friends and acquaintances. MIbs
Mossop had been ailing tor several
years, and hor recovery to health Is
a matter ol genoral rejoicing among
her Irlenus. To a reporter she gave
her story as follows: "I scarcely
know how mv Illness liegan. The
first symptom was a feeling ot tlred-
ntiss upon the slightest exertion. The
oolor left m.v luce, and I becamo as
pa lo as a corpse. Then I was attacked with a pain ln my lett side
and coughed a great deal. At first
home remedies were tried, but as they
did not do nny good a doctor was
called ln, and I was under his care
lor about a year. But tlie treatment did not do me any good, and I
wbb steadily growing weaker and
weaker. I -was unable to go upstairs without having to sit down
ond rest when 1 got there, and the
pain in my side became more and
more Intense. I kept wasting away
and lost all Interest in life, and at
last was so low that recovery was
not expected. At this juncture my
mother saw an article in a newspaper
relating the euro ot a young lady
w*hoso case was almost Identical with
my own, and whose cure was due to
Dr, Williams' Pink Pills, and this
prompted a trial of that medicine.
By the time a couple ol boxes were
used tliere was a leeling ol Improvement, and I continued using the Pink
Pills unttl I had taken nine boxes,
all tho time gaining rapidly, until
now I feel that I have recovered my
old-time health. I can now walk a
longer distance without being tired,
and I am no longer troubled with
that terrible pain ln my side. My
appetite has returned and I can
now eat almost as much as uny
member ol the lamlly, and 1 know
that had I not begun taking Pink
Pills I would not have lived much
Mra, Mossop says she cannot express the gratitude she leels toward
this grand m:d.clno which has restoi-
ed her loved daughter's health, and
will always speak of It ln terms of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pllle are especially valuoblo to women. They build
up the blood, restore the nerves, and
eradicate those troubles which make
the Uvea ol so meny women, old and
young, a burdsn. Dlzslness, palpitation of the heart, nervous headache
and nervous prostration speedily yield
to this wonderful medicine. They are
sold only In boxes, the trade mark
and wrapper printed ln red Ink, at
50 cents a box or six boxes for *&���-
RO, and may bs had of druggists or
direct by mall from Dr. Williams'
Mediclno Company. BrockvUle, Ont.
Oulda leads a most retired life ln
the neighborhood of Vallebula, Italy.
She never receives now, but Is occasionally to bo seen walking about the
lanes, escorted by her aix dogs, ol
whom sho ts passionately fond. More
generally, though, she prefers to sit
or walk ln her own grounds. Her villa
Is largo and handsome, with a magnificent view trom the windows. She
atood at her gate the other evening
tlr?sse:l in an old-fashtnned-lon-klng
full white muslin gown, trimmed with
hnndstane lace, but. alas! the lace
was badly tern by the beloved dogs,
That, howovor, she minds not nt ull,
and snys with a smile, "They only
make little triangles ln It."
Rheumatism lor years, and Nerviline
Is tho only remedy that has doue me
any good." So writes Thomas Mc-
Glashan, North IVlhiitu, and bis testimony Is supported by thousands of
others who have experienced the
wonderfully penetrating and pain
subduing powor of Norvilino���the
great nerve pain cure.
Does nnt snub people.
Does nut wear buttonlees garments.
Dries not issue commands except as
Dues not hum or beat time to music
.vith her (not.
lines nnt address any but Intimates
by their lirst names.
lines nnt allow her hat to obstruct
the view of the stage.
Dues nut (all to distinguish between
Impertinence antl wit.���World.
Consumption can bn cured by the
use of Shlloh's Cure. The grout Cough
Cure Is the only known remedy for
that terrible disease.
M.KY WELL rllT.l
An Indignant Woman oa th*, Treatment ut
Ministers' Wives.
A woman sends, In a righteously Indignant spirit, the following letter to
the Boston Transcript: " Will you
kindly give me space ia your valuable
paper for a tew words In regard to an
article in a contemporary, which
states that the beauty, accomplishments and wealth ot the wife of Rev.
George F. Kenngutt is the cause ol
opposition to him ln the First Congregational Church of Lowell ?
" Dues tho church hire a minister's
wife and pay her a salary ? When a
bargain Is made with a minister are
the services ol his wife included ?
"Can such a bargain be made ln
this day of freedom '(
" Were not tho slaves liberated long
ago by an act ot Abraham Lincoln 1
" Has a corporation that hires men
aay claim main Or any right to talk
about the wives ol their men because
they are good-looking, accomplished,
dresB well and attend the opera and
theatre? No���neither has the church
any right, and tho sooner tho oldcers
and members ol every church In the
land awaken to this tact It will be
bettor tor the churches.
" A minister's trite Is a tree citizen,
tree to como, frae to go and ire-, to
dross as sho chooses. Yes���nnd tree to
attend the opera and theatre also,
where she has the very best opportunity to study human nature and
learn to sift the gold Irom the dross,
and bo able to Judg.��� far more leniently
o( poople and things than her moro
exacting brothers aad Bisters. It Is a
crying shame ln this enlightened age
that sucit a state of at.airs should
exist, that a mini iter's wife must be
accountable to tbe members ol the
church where her husband preaches
lor her Individual taste ln the matter
ol dress aud accomplishments. We are
living In the last years ol the nineteenth century, and It Is time that
such relics of barbarism should be
buried, and ail humanity should rejoice to attend the funeral and see to
It that they are burled so deep they
can never be exhumed.'*
That to remove eorns, warts, buulous
in a low days, all that Is required
ia to upply the old and well tested
corn cure���Putnam's Painless Corn
Extractor. Sure, safe, painless. Putnam's Corn Extractor makes no sore
spots hard to heal, acts quickly and
painlessly oa hard and soft corns.
Philadelphia Ledger: The cricket
bat that hung ln a glass case in the
lobby ol the Merlon Cricket Club
house, which was destroyed by fire on
Sunday, had quite a history. The bat
iv as presented to the club by John
Thayer, nnd was a relic of the visit
of the tirst team to England under
the auspices of tho Merlon Cricket
Club. Dr. William G. Grace, the
world-renowned cricketer, was nt the
bat, and was apparently destined to
make a long stand, when Thayer, who
was brilliant as a fielder, caught him
out on a most difficult catch. Dr.
Grace, without any formality. Immediately walked out Into the Held and
presented Thayer with his bat This
act elicited rutins alter round of applause. Thayer, on his return to this
country, presented the bat to his club,
and the members now bemoan the
lact that it cannot bo replaced.
A provincial papor, referring to a
man who had a reputation for a care
less toilet, announced as iollows: " Mr.
Makeup will wash himself bolore he
assumes the office of parish clerk.'
On rending this Makeup was lurlous
and demanded a retraction, which the
paper made thus: " Mr. Makeup requests us to deny that he will wash
hlmse.lt before he assumes the oflice
of parish clerk."���London Tlt-BltB.
Be sure and uso that old and well tried
remedy, Mrs. Wlnslnw's Soothing
Syrup for children teething'. It soothes
tho child, soltens the gums, allays
all pnln, cures wind colic and Is the
best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-
five cents a bottle.
Little Mrs. Newbrldo (tearfully)���
Oh, dear me I I wander what can be
the matter with this cake?
Husband (cautiously)���It ls a trifle
heavy, that Is a lact.
Little Mrs. Newbrldo (sobblngly)���
It ts as heavy aB le-le-lcad, and I pu-
put tn plenty of rnh-ruh-ralslns to
raise It, tut-too t���Hnrpor's Basar.
Diseased blood, constipation, and
kidney, liver and bowel troubles are
oured hy Karl's Olover Boot Tea.
The Cursed Tower ls an architectural curiosity!. It Is almost as lar
out from the perpendicular as Is the
tower at Ptaa, and Is lar more Impressive, because It stands upon un
Isolated otvig which drops below It
sheer to tlio river ln a vast precipice.
Anciently, belore It went wrong nntl
its curse came upon It, the tower wns
the keep ol the Benedictine nunnery
of Soyons. Most nnjriillantly, In the
year 1059, tho Huguenots captured
the abbey by assault, and thereupon
the abbess, Louise d'Amnnse (poor,
frightened soul I) hurriedly embraced
the Reformed religion, In drend lost,
without this concession to the rather
decided opinions ol the conquerors,
still worse might come. Several ol
hor nuns followed her Hastily heterodox example: but the mass of them
stood stoutly by tlielr faith, and ended
by making oil with It Intact to Vnl-
eiice.���Thomas A. Janvier, in the January Century.
Thousands ol oases of Consumption,
Asthma, Coughs, Colds and Croup nre
oured every day by Shlloh'o Cure.
Core without paring and cut four
pippins or blush apples, cover them
with water and cook tor ten minutes,
drain In a" "bag. You should have one
pint of liquid; add to It one pound
of sugar and boll for fifteen minutes
until it Jellies. In the meantime pare
and stem six nice perfect apples, being very careful not to have them
too soft. Put them In a dish and
baste them with the Jelly until they
ore well covered. Arrange neatly on
a glass dish, then fill the bottom ot
the dish with the Jjlly and stand
aside to cool. Serve with whipped
cream heaped around the apples; This
la a vory good and sightly dish.���
Household News.
ISSUE NO 4 1896
In replying to nny of tliese ad-
vertlsements, please mention this
the doctors
approve of Scott's
Emulsion. For whom ? Fox
men and women who are weak,
when they should be strong;
for babies and children who
are thin, when they should be
fat; for all who get no nourishment from their food. Poor
blood is starved blood. Con*
sumption and Scrofula never
come without this starvation.
And nothing is better for
starved blood than cod-liver
oil. Scott's Emulsion is
cod-liver oil with the fish-fat
taste taken out.
Two sizes, SO cents ud 91,Ot
SCOTT & BOWNB, Belleville, Ot*.
Know What You Chew
Tlio deepest wounds to our love may
be marvelOttsiy healed by a. naive, pre
scribed for oar vanity.
Womnn wants dress ; man wants address.
Karl's Olover Root Tea purifies the
blood aud gives a clear and beautiful
li frae from Injurious eolortafc
Tht moi* you uii af Ik tfcft
Utter you Uiu it
-Mfl ��������. I. TV-MITT 4 ������HV ������._ Mt*
Toronto and Strattonl, Ont UNQUK8TI0N
AHLY the leading commercial schools or the
ADA. Moderate rates. Students admltti-d at
any time. Write to either school <"r < l*vnl��s
Mention this paper. SHAW k El UOTT
v s-Jv-L**-^ .
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THB AEBMOTOK CO. does hall thfl t*<iri<l>*r
"H biirtMM, twwjB* It lilts reduced tlie com a.
W to I.�� what it was.   It li-i** many brum:!
QiHuee.MidsupiiUpsltsKimdsaui) ri-wui*.-
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better article lur Wm iii-ii.-*-* thai,
other.*. ���_ It makes |>uiuplil|_ ���."���)
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_*_���** Oo��ppllc*tlon twill iiHiiiuont-
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fy_1P-* M-j t\i�� uaun prioe.   u mm> nu.kw
mtmnrntom rut kimis.   Sena fnr ���-������*������*i.**_ih.
sat Pillsfiors) Slrecm uiuri.
$150 For an Old Canadian Stamp
Every Canadian Stamp used between U**
anil 1805 Is valuable and worth from 10c. tofP
iiach. I buy any quantity, ou Ihe original oover*
linterred; al-,0 all other kinds o( ���t_mpn.
particularly tho*_ coller.lwl 25 rears a��o. Bend
For price list It) C. A. NHKDHAM, OM Main
Street Ea��l, Hamilton, Out,,
uriKinal onveloptw of the dateu 1851 to 1870 with
postage HtampH thereon will get good price** for
he stamps by applying to Box IDS. Hamilton
FLORIDA LANDS ol extrntirdln*-r��
fertility; healthy lot-atlnn; Immense
profits on wlntfr-grttwn vegetables
slilppetl to nnrthi'm marketa No
clearing;, drainage or Irrigation need-
ed. Low prfces; easy terms.���W. J
Fenton, 208 Church street, Toronto.
(.'A**u PAID, or tableware, hous*.
Hold and farmers' supplies given Id
-ichange at wholesale prices, for all
kinds of raw furs, viz.: Muskrat, mink
raccoon, sknnk. lox, etc. Conslgr,
it,*nts solicited, large or sm^U. Go<",
���^liable men wanted to buy and sell
tor as. The Queen (Silverware Hon*,
���.mny. Montreal, Que, r$
Sbe fill Ee Prepared for An; Con-
a   .     tingency,
II Will be Laid Before Parliament���Tha
Kaiser's Troubled Brain-Royal Family
.   Personal RelailoitB��� Kmpress Frederick
to Visit the (jaeen.
London report (cable letter)���
With a view to ascertaining trom authentic data the ratio of British and
German interests ln tho Transvaal,
the Uovernment caused tlio Board ol
Trade officials to prepare a report
on the Immigration Into tliut republic
during tlie period covered by the returns ln the Bourd'e possession. The
Inquiry ol the Bourd has resulted In
the establishment ol the lact that
during the last llftecn years only 12.-
000 foreigners, exclusive of the British, hare gone Into the Transvtoall
The returns Include Americans, Frenchmen, Hollanders, Italians, and Germans, but do not give the ratio ol
eaeti. Tne report will be submitted to
Parliament as soon aB it meets, and
will doubtless be used as an Important
factor tn dealing with the German
pretensions ui a right to interlere In
the boutn Atrtcan Republic. While the
production ol these statistics may assist and Justlly British diplomacy ln
rebutting tne German claims, It Is the
conviction in oltlclal circles that only
tbe strongest and
can avail Great Britain ln lace ol a
possible European coalition against
her. The crista, so lar as the Trans-
vaal Is concerned, seems to be over.
Lord Salisbury has cl.nched the position at Delagoa Bay by notl.'ying the
Government at Lisbon that the landing ot any foreign troops there will
be Immediately [allowed by the occupation ol the place by the British.
By Wednesday live British cruisers
will be stationed at Delagoa Buy. This
procedure rather savors o! a bluff.asfno
power threatens to land troops there.
bnt it Is part ol the strong hand thut
the British Government Is compelled
to play. Thongh the crisis In the
Transvaal Is apparently over, events
ln Europe nre approaching a phase
that Is big with the fate ol England.
No explanations ot Emperor William s
message to President Kruger, of the
hostile language of the German official press, or ol the Interviews ot the
German Ministers with the Boer representatives, have been vouchsa'etl to
Lord Salisbury. There Is reason to
assert that he has demanded such explanations, and that orders to prepare the nnw for war were IbpubiI
after he had dnly advised Count Von
Hatsfeltlt. the German Amhns'ador
here, that tho German Government
onght to give tho explanations requested.
The abatement ot the hostile tont
01 the German Inspired papers cannot
he taken as indicating a change In
the Emperor's policy or ol a lessening ol the danger to England. The
chiefs of the British Foreign Oiflce
have -known for n long time that, In
consequence of German diplomacy In
the East, Lord Salisbury's efforts to
bring about a settlement of the Armenian question has been thwarted,
and that Germany has made overtures to Russia in favor of a common
policy to check England's expansion In
any part of Asia. The key to all this
lies In the Emperor's resentment of
the policy of Lord Salisbury. While
the Liberals were In power the Emperor expected thnt eold neutrality
would bo shown towards Germany,
but he relied on Lord Salisbury, when
he came into power, to enter Into
some form ol entente with the triple
alliance Disappointed ln this, the
Emperor decided to make England feel
the weight of German hostility. How
far tho Emperor lias succeeded In obtaining a coalition against Great Britain ts probably known to Lord Salisbury. Thut some tremendous danger
threatens the British nation ls the
fixed belief ln o tlcial and diplomatic
circles, where the Government gets
ere. .It Ior prcpaiing fir lmp-ni.lng war
issues, and not lur fooling the country by an empty naval demonstration.
The story that the Queen has written a letter to Emperor \V'i,l,uni reproving liim for his attitude towards
Englnnd, is bolioved to be u baseless
conjecture. The character ol tbe
Emperor and the precedents that
would be followed by the Queen render the sending of such u message Improbable. Emperor WI Hum would not
soften under u rebuke from the Queen.
The only member of tho British Koynl
family which ls friendly to the Emperor Is the reigning Duke of Saxe-
Ooburg and liotliu (the Duke ol Edinburgh). The Prince ol Wales and the
Dnke ol York do not speak to him
unless tt ls absolutely necessary. The
Duke of Fife, tho Marquis ol Lome
and Prince Henry ol Battenberg, all
of whom married members of the
royal family, and whom the Emperor
detests because they had the presumption to do so, return the hatred
he feels tor tbem. Influences operating Irom the courts from German
States, as well as from St. Peters-
barg, are more likely to control the
Emperor than English family sentiment. His Majesty's animosity towards the Duke of Fife, who married
a daughter of the Prince of Wales,
may have something to do with hla
rejoicing at the collapse of the British South Africa's forces, as the Duke
Is connected with that company.
The blue book on the Venezuelan
matter cannot be published nntll It
la laid upon the table ot Parliament,
unless In the meantime It Is promulgated In the Gasette, Parliament
will not reassemble until February 11th. The blue book
will embody the results of fresh
researches In tho British, Dutch,
Spanish, and    even    the Portuguese
archives, and will Include a copy of
the original Schomburgk map now in
possession of the Colonial Office, which
dllfers ln some respects from the published map heretofore accepted as
the genuine Schomburgk map. It
pressure should be put on the Government, It Is probable that copies of
the blue book would be informally
supplied to the American Venezuelan
commission. There ls no reason why
the Government should abide by etiquette and first present It to Parliament. The book will virtually
contain the whole case for Great
Britain with a fulness that has not
yet been given.
Empress Frederick, mother of Emperor William, will visit her mother,
tlm Queen, at Osborne House on January .list. The Queen will bold two
drawing rooms and also a diplomatic
court bolore she starts tor the Riviera. During the present crisis telegrams are sent hourly Irum Whitehall and Osborne House.
According to Vanity Fair, tho London Athletic Club bus challonged the
New York Athletic Club lor a match
to tako place In July. The Americans
will, according to the papor, be the
guosts of the London Athletic Club.
Tbo English team will be selected
trom all amateurs la the United
Kingdom, whether or not they are
members of the London Athletic Club.
Anthony Hope, the novelist, states
that the address ol British to American authors, appealing to the latter
to nse their Influence to prevent war,
did not have the cognizance of the
committee of the Authors' Society.
The Old Traveller Seemed Sad Bnt Wss
. Ooly Practical.
A sad-.ooking man, whose back was
bent with years aud care, and whose
hair had beeu whitened by old Father
Time, walked slowly up and down the
platform at the Baltimore & Potomac
Railroad Station last night, in iront
"f the great iron gates, behind which
several long trains were standing almost ready to start over the Al.egh-in
ies In the plains and vulleye ol the
west. The old man looked worn and
tired. At lust he seated himself on
a large basket beside a small pine col
Hn box that had Just beea brought
in by un express wagon and unloaded
with a number ol trucks and satchels.
To a reporter who happened to be
neur, the oid traveller, who seemed
to be as lonesome as he was tired,
" Purty cold out to-night ?" snid he.
"Indeed It ls."
"Powerful sight below freetln*. I
reckon,' returned the traveller, whose
dress and manner of speech Indicated
that he was from the mountains ol
West Virginia.
" One ol yonr family dead ?" queried the reporter, with reference to the
little pine co'fin.
" No, not lately," said the stranger.
" Been buying a coffin for a neighbor, perhaps?"
" No, bought It for my little girl."
"That's too bad," responded the
newspaper man. " When did she die t"
"Nigh on to thirteen years ago.
She was a mere baby, but I thought
a heap of her. When she died we
had to bury her, and I had to drive
twenty miles for a coffin. When I had
got baok hogne I seed that the undertaker had made a mistake. He'd given
us two coffins fur the price of one. El
he lis 'n't charged me so much I might
have taken one back. When tt come
to buryln' the little girl my woman
she Just put tbe body In the purtlest
coffin, and we dug a grave and bnrled
her. Hed the other coffin on my hands
and as all the rest of my family was
growed too big to be ever burled ln
It, I Jnet put Bome hinges on the cover
and used tt for a trunk. Been np to
Washington to see about g t'ln' tobe
postmaster at our cross-roads and
brought tbe trunk along to kerry
some tobaccy and things baok In for
the old woman."
.lust then a baggage-man came
along and put a cheque on one of the
handles of the little coffin box, and
the sad-looking West Virginian put
the duplicate In his vest pocket nnd
wearily moved away. ��� Washington
Russia Hoards 1630,000,000 in Her
Strong Box*
He Said Yes and Received a Quick Proposal
of Marriage.
Judge Bennett, of Alexandria, Kentucky, claims to have married the
first leap year couple oi iBDO. There
wus a purty in the neighborhood und
among the guests were Miss Jane
Metcalf and William Lincoln*    ,
They hud been keeping company for
years, but a day bad never been set
for the marriage. At midnight Tues
day Miss Metcalf and Mr. Lincoln
were at a window, looking at the
" Is It -98 ?"  the girl ssked.
" Tee, time goes fast," sakl Mr.
" Not with some,"- said Miss Met-
eall, as ahe faced her lover and said
firmly: " Well, yau hnve hail lota ol
opportunities to ssk me to marry you
bnt let them all go by. I won't do
that. My opportunity Is now. Wtll
you marry me ?"���
" Bare,"  he replied.
In the morning a license was procured and that evening the Jadge married them. Bome one asked the bride
if she did not feel embarrassed while
" Not until It was over. I knew he
loved me. He was too bashful,'- and
the happy maa smiled assent.
Some Women ln Galtcla, Austria,
have sent to Emperor Francis Joseph
a petition worded aa follows:
"Sin, we, women of Galleta, prostrate at the foot of the throne, present this our ardent request: At
preaent whereas every man, young or
old, Is liable for military service, we
women, often more robust than elfem-
lnate men, think we ought not to be
excluded. The arms now In ass are
well made and easy to handle. We
therefore pray Your Majesty tn Institute a corps of amaion volunteers."
A Washington correspondent writes
to the New York Journal: How did
Russia amass the immense store of
Sold which slio bas ottered to 1 tide
The answer Is simple. Sim hus been
for ovor so long a hoarder ul the yellow metal, withdrawing from circulation not only the product of her
own mines, but also the foreign coin
und gold bars Imported into the country. Hardly any gold leaves Russia,
while she receives unuuully Irom outside $00,000,1100 to "190,0110,0110
worth ol tt. Thus she has got together u giguntlc neap ot specie by
draining the channels ol the monetary
circulation of tbe world. The treasury of the Ciar now contains ubout
$0110,000,000 tn gold.
It Is not known why Russlu has
adopted this policy ol hoarding. Perhaps It may have been lor the purpose of Improving her credit and financial standing among tbe powers.
If so, the plan bas been successful. It
has been contended by other authorities that the gold ls a war fund.
The hoarding ol gold, which signifies
Its withdrawal from circulation, hinders the flow of the world's commerce, and ls an Injury to the latter.
It would be an Immense benefit to
all mankind if the stores of the yellow metal now held by individuals lu
India eould be made available lor
general use. Ever since the dawn
of history that country has been
gathering gold and hiding It away.
Pliny, who died 70 A. D-, complained
that India drew Irom the great Roman Empire not less than $2,700,000
In gold yearly. A Frenchman named
Bernler, in 1099, writing a report to
his Government from Delhi, said that
"the gold and silver of the world,
after circulating for some time, finally flow to India, as into an abyss
from which there is no return." It
was estimated by Dr. Soetbeer that
during the half century previous to
1885 India hoarded $1,500,000,000 of
stiver and gold���nearly one-third ol
the total amount of coinage In circulation In the world.
Treueui-e*i o. a.most, tnculculable
value are possessed by many Indian
princes. Recently the Maharajah of
Burdwnn dlea, and the stock ol go.d
und silver Ielt by him waa so lurge
thnt no member of the family could
make an accurate estimate ol It. A
report made to the British Government bj a secret agent stated that
on the estate ot the defunct potentate were a number of treasure
houses, one ol them containing three
rooms. The largest of these rooms
und cups, washing bowls, jugs, etc.���
all ol precious metals. Tlie other
wus 48 feet long, and was filled with
ornaments ol gold and silver, plates
rooms were full of bags and boxes of
go.d mohurs and silver rupees. Tbe
doors of till-, and other trea-ure homes
hail b en bricked no for nol.o.ly knowa
how long. Aeoordlng to a custom ol
the Burwah Raj family, all these valuables were In the custody of the Maharajah's wile, the vaults being attached to her apartments, but none
of them was allowed to be opened
eave In the presence ot the master.
One vault was filled with ornament's
belonging to different gods of tbe family.
The natives of India commonly bury
their hoards, and among the poorer
classes u favorite hiding , lace is a
hole dug beneath tho bed. Disused
wells are sometimes employed for the
same purpose. It Is undoubtedly a
fact that many hoards thun deposited
nre lost forever. It Is estimated that
In the Bombay Presidency alone $30,-
000 000 ol Bri'Ish loverelgns nre
treasured np, because they bear the
design ol George and the Dragon,
and uro valued on religious grounds.
India Is a very religious country,
nntl the gods take up Immense trunnti-
tls o' go d. t-llver and prrc'ous sto-e _
The temples contains vast nmounts of
the yellow and white metnls.
The habit ol hoarding seems to
have been Induced by ages ol mis-
government during which oppression and violence have been rile. No
tecl.ng of safety existing, It was natural that the natives should adopt
the practice of reducing their wealth
to a concentrated shape and hiding
it. Thus, In cuss of emergency, the
Aunll.v savings ln hard cash were
always within eaay reach, and robbers or other enemies were not likely
to get hold of them. Meanwhile, century after century, the exports of
India have greatly exceeded tbe Imports ol that country, and, consequently, an unlnterriinted stream of
gold and silver have flowed thither.
During the S3 years ended In 1892
India Imported and kept about $625,-
000,000 In gold. The country Is, Indeed, a bottomless well, Into which
a stream of treasure perpetually
flows, draining all the rest of the
world. '
It ls said that there Is a huge
amount of hoarded gold at Peking.
The Chinese officers commonly make
large fortunes out of their places, corruption In that eountry being the almost universal rule. They are afraid
to put their money ln banks, because
their superiors would discover Its existence and confiscate the whole of It.
So they buy gold bars and secrete
them. Consequently, gold always
commands a considerable premium at
Meanwhile, thanks to newly-discovered fields and Improved methods of
mining, the gold pn nine Hon of the
world ls steadily growing, and will
progressively Increase lor some years
to come. The yield lor 1895 has been
tbe greatest In history, probably exceeding $200.000 000. The United
States alone produced about $n0 0:.'0.-
000 of this total, an Increase of
$11,000,000 over 1894.
fitted Oat   fer Service  la   llie  Asheetee
kip, .litlua.
Miss J. A. Grey, who has gone out
to Ashantee In charge of the nursing
staff, is the lady superintendent ot
the Hospital ot the Coldstream
Guards ln London. She haa had a
long und active career in army hospital work, having entered Netley Hospital .2 years ago. She served
through the Zulu campaign ot 1879,
and went to Egypt In 1882, where
she remulned (or nearly four years.
She weat up the Nile with the Gordon raid expedition, nnd later nursed
the men during the cholera epidemic.
She hus the Zulu and Egyptian
wur medals, the Egyptian Cross, and
the Royal Red Cross.
The arrangement* tor transporting
the Coromundel, ex-P. and O. liner,
Into the hospital ship which has
Just Eft lor tho Gold Coast, have boen
most admirably carried out. The ship
bus been practically gutted, and all
available space put to the best advantage, tin slm will llnully be able
to accommodate some 400 patients
comfortably besides the staff. Everywhere are the very visible signs of a
most elaborate system ot ventilation,
and all those conveniences whieb are
the chief Joys of the expert���Irom
swing cot aud punkahs to a brick
floor for tlie wash-house��� look
most aervlceuble. The second-class
saloon has become the chief hospital
ward, and can be quite isolated Irom
the others If necessary. At present
the whole fore part of the ship ls
fitted as a trooper to accommodate
toe special service corps which goes
ont with her, but on arrival at the
Gold Coast this portion of the sbip
will also be utilized for hospital purposes.
In the extreme stern are the quarters ol the three lady nurses who accompany the expedition, a space being
walled off at the end ot the saloon for
their private use, with cabins, sitting
room, and bath accommodation, not
to mention an electric cooking stove.
But, ln spite of the Joy of the expert
and the man " with eleven new patents on board," a hospital ship Is
rather a depressing place tor the average landsman* Everything suggests
one's end In rather tqp business-like a
fashion for dainty company. The
ewlng cot brings back the oily roll,
which will not cease night or day,
while the punkah only adds to the
sensation, and the little mat blinds,
which look so neat, fixed over the
open port to temper the moist fever-
laden air of the West Coast, tap-
tap in concert���till the mind almost
begins to grow sick too. It ls not
without a little shock, too, that one
passes from the dispensary to the
adjoining room, to realize that a folding table Just being fixed in position,
and looking as Innocent as a desk
chair or a mechanical toy, opens out
Into the operator's bench, and you are
now standing tn what ls vulgarly
known to Tommy Atkins as the
" Butcher's Shop." All around are
the surgical Instrument cases and the
conveniences tor antiseptics. Or. again,
one doos not wonder at the lady
who draws back with one quick glance
and a shudder from the padded cell
for delirious patients. The meaning ol
It all ls too obvious to be passed by.
However, It is to be hoped that all
these elaborate preparations may not
be necessary alter all; and In any
case the Coromandel goes put better
equipped to fight ber battle than any
that have gone before, and as near
perfection ae modern science can
make her.
In civilised countries the average
age at which women marry is 231-2
The ancients knew how to cheat.
Loaded dice have been found in the
ruins of Herculaneum.
An English Inventor hus devised an
automatic air brake, in which thc
weight of the train supplies the power
to set the brakes.
Hicks���For the last two yeurs we
have been living beyond our station.
Mrs. Hicks���To what extent, dear?
Hicks���Two long blocks nnd three
short ones.
"Few people," said the wife on she
Croceeded to investigate her hue-
nnd's pockets alter he hnd gone to
sleep���"few people ure aware of what
a wife has to go through."
"You may know my heart is concerned lor my country," cried the political larmer, "when I've come all the
way here to talk to you nnd left my
poor, slek wife nt home n-sowitn'
Wife (nt a jiarty)-That decollete
waist of Mrs. Shapely fits her perfectly, doesn't It? Husband (looking
intently)���It would II there were
enough of It.
Papyrus leaves over 3,000 yours old
have been found at Thebes, describing
runaway slaves and offering a reward
Ior their capture, and at Pompeii ancient advertisements have been deciphered on tbe walla,
A thin coat of pure glycerine applied to both sides of glass will prevent any moisture forming thereon,
and will stay until It collects so much
dust that It cannot be seen through
Surveyors can use It to advantage
on their instruments In foggy weather.
The baeillua of diphtheria Is one-
twenty-Iive-thouaandth of an Inch
long, and when fixed In the human
throat It grows Into a network with
other bacilli produced from It, all operating together to produce a virulent poison, whleh when taken into
the blood eaases the fatal consequences ao apt to follow from the disease.
Over 1,600 bicycles ot every style
nnd description were shown at the
Chicago Fair, and $12,000,000 to
$15,000,000 worth of business was
transacted. It is estimated that 120,-
000 people paid admission during the
week.         '
Ethel (aged ni-I dou't love you any
more, grandpa. Grandpa���Why not,
Ethel? Ethel���'Causo I lovo you so
much already that I couldn't love
you nnv more If 1 tried, Tleajte give
me five seat*-,
Labor Bureau Statistics Prove TM
But Few Are Successful.
In the first nunilier of tlie 'serial
bulletins itemed by the D. S.' Department ol Labor, the subject ot strikes
Is dealt with very tu.ly. These statistics cover a period of thirteen nnd
one-hull years, Irom 1HS1 to 18S)4. During this tine.* there occurred 14,11110
strikes, Involving 0(1,107 establishments, nnd tnrotving out of employment no less thun 3,714,400 employees. The qui-etcst year wus 1884.
when they were 440 strikes, nlleet-
ing 2,1107 establishments taml 147,-
054 employees; the most illstiirlietl
year wus lbsil, lvhen lti.U.",.", establishments were Involved and 508,044
uinpluyces thrown out of work as the
result of 1,432 strikes.
The greutest number ol strikes, 18,-
787, occurred In New York State: thon
eomo Illinois, with 12,82b, and Pennsylvania, with 10,001.
Out of 00.107 establishments af-
feetod, nbout 90 per cent, were ln the
following Industries: Building trades.
26,80U; coal anil coke, b'.Olb;
tobacco, 5,463; clothing, 4,769;
food preparations, 3.817; metals, 3,464 ; transportation, 2.805;
stone quarrying and cutting, 2,461;
nnd five others, In proportions, under
During these 101-2 yeurs, 02 per
cent, ol the whole number of people
thrown out ol employment by strikes
succeeded in gaining what tbey asked;
12.40 per cent, only partly succeeded;
and 56.50 failed altogether.
As to the leading causes of strikes
tlie figures show that 42.82 per tent,
struck for Increase of wages;, 10.48
per cent, for reduction of hours; 7.-
77 against reduction ot wages; 7.59
for Increase ol wages and reduction
of hours; the remaining 22 per cent,
of the strikes occurring lor minor
and very varied causes.
The tables from which the above
figures aro taken are very startling,
and they will come as a rev-Mutton
to many. But tbe most sensational
figures, snys the Helen title American,
are those which deal with the actual
losses Incurred during these 18 1-2
years of strikes and lockouts. The
actual wage loss of employees waa
$168,807,866. It cost the various
labor organisations to assist the
strikers $10,914,406. The loss to employers was $82,590,880. The corresponding losses due to lockouts were-
Employees, $26,685,516; assistance
by labor organisations. $2,524,298;
employers, $12,285,451.
Summing up these figures, we find
that the various labor disputes of
the past 13 1-2 yean have coat the
oountry no lees than $298,757*028.
It is pretty well understood, both
by capital and labor, that strikes
and lockouts are a crude and costly
means for the adjustment of employer's profit and employee's wage���but
last how costly (an only be realised
when we look at the appalling loss
that ls spelled out by the nine figures given above.
The statistics for Great Britain and
Ireland cover the five years from 1889
to 1898 Inclusive. OI the 4,526 strikes
which occurred, 8,428 were reported
lu detail. They aflectcd 1,852,198 persons. The successful strikes ailected
44.5 per cent, of this total number;
the partially successful 82.9 per
cent, and the unsuccessful 20.7 per
cent. These figures would seem to
Indicate either that labor ls less under tbe control of capital or tbat Its
organization is stronger in those
countries than it Is in the United
States. This would Beam to be further proved by the fact that tn the
three years 1891 to 1893 tliere were
only 35 lockouts, us against 4,526
strikes In the five year" 1889 and
In France during the years 1890 to
1894 there were 1,800 strikes, ulfoct-
ing 7,608 establishments anil 500,-
475 employees. The average ol successful strikes was 25.24 jicr cent.:
of partly successful, 29.20; nnd of
failures 44.61 per cent.
In ltnly Irom 1878 to 18(11 tliere
were 1,075 strikes, affecting 254,-
668 employees. Of these, 24 per cent,
were successful: 47 per cent, partly
successful, and 29 per cent, failed.
In Austria during the year 1801
there wero 104 strikes, nlfectlng 1,-
910 establishments, nntl 40,486 employees. Of the 104 strikes, 23 succeeded ; 26 succeeded partially, and
51 failed.	
Tho palace, tho people, the nir, tht*
crystalllno brightness ol winter, the
passion-stirring sirocco ol autumn,
the loveliness of the long spring, the
deep, still heat ol summer, the atmosphere, the city, the humanity, are
all breeders ol emotions In one way.,
or another. Because Rome was once
eo very great Indeed, a small amount
of Imagination In tbo tourist bore
produces ln bim the greatest possible emotional result. People who
fancy that tbey understand Rome
seem to be mure common than people
who Imagine that they know all
about other places; and In travelling
nothing Is so nattering to the traveller aa to be able to think that he
understands what he sees.���Marlon.
Crawford, In the January Century.
A chemical process of purifying
drinking water has been worked out
by M Allan, who does it with Iodine
and carbon. One part ot Iodine In
100,000 of water, at the end ol n
quarter ot on hour, will tree thc wa
ter from bacilli. The Iodine Is then
neutralized with eodlum hyposulphite.
The water is then filtered through
charcoal, though, It It was fairly pure
to begin with, the precaution Is useless. The water ls limpid, colorless
and tasteless.
T. G. Price, Union Hotel, Toronto,
has assigned; assets $12,000, mortgaged. *_ATt L0CAZ8.
*Hf. 'atoes Qummulr returned Friday,
having spent A week in Union.
T, O. McLean, the jeweler, has valentines for sale.
S. J. Emanuels representing, the Sun
Life, a sterling company, is in town.
Alex. Beaton left Friday for Los Ange-
le-t, California.
A, brut itniKirtstion of crockery just
arrived at Mel'hee & Moore's.
Mr. Cox is expected to repieseni N.incy
Lea at the chntactcr concerts.
The net proceeds of next Monday
evening's concert, ive are informed will
be gi-en to tin; hospital.
A black crape scarf was picked up oti
the street by .Mr. John Martin and left
at this office (nr the owner,
To clear 500 mens lancy laundered
shirts wuh collars anil cuffs at 45c, tfotth
$1.50 Simon Lei&ek
Mr. J. I). Bitc-ze, ol Vancouver, lien.
Agi. of Confederation Lite Associali in,
is here lookinif after business in the l:iic
of his company, which is a good one.
The Son, of Temperance open inretins
which wai to have takea place on Monday, Feb. 171(1, has been postponed (or
���ne inunth.
Atteniion is called to the notice elsewhere for the formation of a Kebt kali
degree lodge of I. 0. 0. F.���a worthy
W. B. Smith is at his best in Old
Black Joe���nest Saturday and Monday
The building between J. B. Holmes'
store and the Vendomc Hotel is being
torn down. It is saitl that this space will
ba built upnn in the spring, bm that the
new structure will be either of brick or
After the concert on Monday evening,
there will be a dance for those w ho
cheese to remain, but the man igers of
thc concert will not hive charge of it.
Orders for powder left for me at Dave
Anthony's will receive prompt a.temion.
F. Curran.
Mr. Bullock has gained the gratitude
ef Triaity Church Choir by presenting it
with much needed book stands ancl
kaeeling boards.
Selling off*! What? Why everything
in theitoreofT. D. McLean, is going
far the nest 30 days at your own prices.
Among the passengers down on Friday
were Mrs. M. F. Kelly, (who returned to
her heme in Tacoma) and Mrs. T. H.
I'iercy, of Denman Island.
A litlle spurt of advertising isn't what
pays. The merchant who advertises
steadily reaps the reward of his enter*
prise) and anyone bv looking at the
advertising columns of a newspaper can
tell at a glance, who are the substantial,
reliable business men ?nd who are the
Young man, ht.iv is your collar?
Kemeinbcr the character concerts at
Cumberland ball next Saturday ana
Monday nights.
If you want to save half on men1*,
women's and Children's 11.tots, Sho-s,
and Slippers you must buy ut Longman's
Those intending 10 commence music
lessen*, wi li Mrs. O Ueil, should do su al
once. Her class which will Lie limi.ed, i>
nearly cuirip.elc.
We notice that Mr. F. B. Smith, tiie
conipanj's survc>or, I- la>in^ out the
ground lur four railway tracks down
where the ncw offices of tbe cumpt-ny are
t.i be built.
Co to the t h.ir icter concerts and sue
the tlnci* old maids of Lee���woriil seeing
Teachers and puuils of Union school
intend giving a concert on Feb. 29th at
Cui'iberlanu Hall.
Rev, John A. Logan will be inducted
into thc charge of the Union l'resbjteiian
chinch .11 7:jo on Wcdm-i-day evening,
the 19111 inst.
All watches led at my shop for repairs
for over two months, must be taken out
bcloic the end uf February or ihey will
be   suid   to  defray   expenses,     T.   U.
The disease known as short-collar*"is
attacking some o( our voung men. It is
said 10 be of pedagogic origin, and is
greatly relieved by good nursing.
Another stock of Landman's clothing,
boots, shoes, hats and gents furnishings
bought at 35c. on lhe dollar. Selling off
al ah enormous reduction at Langinan's
"Away down upon the Swanee River,"
will be illustrated with unique and appropriate scenery at the character concerts.
Lawson & Co. have abandoned the
gents furnishing business, and will hereafter devote themselves exclusive!) to the
tailoring business. They have everything in the way of woollens. Call and
have your measure taken.
The organ recital and service of song
at Trinity church last Sunday evening
w.is wc I attended and very pleasant.
These arc given mmnthly and are becoming much appreciated, The work of lhe
organist deserves special mention. Her
rendition of the Gloria (roin the twelfth
mass was beautiful.
Mrs. Moore an-l Ur. Westwood sang
well, though both suffering from bad
Mr Cox posseses a voice of great possibilities, and should not repress it.
For Sale.��� 8 acres cheap at Comox
Terms to suit.   Owner going to England.
R. L. Leigh Spencer
I'. 0. Box 370., Nanaimo, or at Cumber-
hind Club.,Union.
The Union hospital is indebted for
late papers to Mrs. I*. Beadnell, of Denman Island, and to Mrs. O'Dell.
Nanaimo, ,b
M*    11 I   ���_���>_���
111 x . 1, *e *. ���
Houses and Lots for Sale ��� Easy Terms.
Insurance, English, Scottish, Canadian
and American Companies.
Money to Loan on Approved Security
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and
�����-���        -_
Plans and Specifications prepared,
and buildings ereeied on Hits
bhonest Notice
Houses built and (or sale on easy
terms of payment.
M. J,  Henry
Nurseryman and Florist
P.O. address:���Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, B.C. Greenhouse and Nurserj,
604 Westminster Koad. Mosl complete
Catalogue in IJ. C.���Free to your address
No agents.
Mrs. W. Ih Utility
Residence south side of Penrith Ave.
between 2nd and 3rd streets
is piepnrcd 10 do
All Kinds   of  D *�� -tSMAKING
AH person-, are cautioned nyain-it reciv-
ing a prtiumory i.*��tu tog-int   l*y  nit-;��ie*
���A-Kuk- time*: for & 50 an.il *jt.*-nMe to   I).   Mc
D. Hunter. a*> tiu aamu .va** an  acwiiiio-ia
tlo   now ami was mn nut I to  me uud  Ll.ec
lout, a- d will not )>o pud.
Jan, US1 r-, 1896. D Kilpatkick,
Thn DI eotura of thu Hospital are rKjtiH,
ed to mt-et at the i.iti*e**l ,J m-., A' it-111
8. VI ou Efri'iaj- eve iu-j , F***��y. Uth,
eVoloca for titu trat-itulmii ot   im-iiue-M.
J. B. McL-aii, Suey.
W. 0. T. 0.
The usual meeting of tbe CW x Union
of thu VV 0. 'f U. was held tn the ti-ue
nf Mr*. Dingwall, Sai.dwick Thero woe a
(f!c*i.d aiii ti��u.i ci- *>l the nn min rt*, and an*
utl.tr lai-**, Mi hi* Mauball, jimitd our number. Four (Jull-ira and twenty tenU wua
voted tn be -seut 'or "Northt-rn MiMeiigera"
and " Sfil-baih KeaiiiugH " to nuiiit'y nur
buxea fur this jhm*. Mg-B.nna g.-t��uiu��
B.hUe for dta-.nl> utiou.
Duiiug the laat month 1200 piunt of
literal uro weie Bunt to the hi.r-^itil, Union,
nmi 15d0 pngts wi'ie put in our box at Mr
Holmes' -jitst (.llice, a id Mi* MuPliue'a stuie,
Arrauuttiueuu are buiog nui.o by un for
a concert on the -U h. of F. by. Our next
nttotiug will b-i held in the twtiae of Mis*
Uarnua, li.y, Co,mix.
Mm Wm. Duncan, Secy.
Thia sterling raa_*'*zuit. a copy of which
ha-- 'i-i'-a Uid uu our tabic by Mr. T. D.
M*.L'*-'U, bui>k.nilert iMaiiomr and jeAtler,
i��f uily np toiisu-iul bTaud-.ro of t-Mc.Uii.r*
Il vi_r> naturally ci'iiiiutiatH*-* witb A Valeu-
tiuu 3-utln- bin in Pari-t ie very uit-jre-t-
tng tu utiiern than artista Ak'ii to ihta
ii�� Aniata i. their Studioa hy W. A. CooiJir
closing v. ith tlie m-oteui uu*. jj-ra^raph 'H'on-
un*u e ,t 1* i-h-j hi'i-iiiiitiiii ot deoay." Ia
ibe it* am ttu wa havo uu illuntr.aed urtioie
���Tne Htfiri of Mory land. Mu**ic u nut
nuuleotad. uutttier in whit i* known -_-<- light
UteMtUre o.ttriiio'-turt. Bu' Fashioni, Pae**,
auu Puuuj iiiiuiluutad '>j i-hel-oantana Annie
De .Viiiu itgue e��u,*iiiti��H to ba, ti r tb.
ladtuf. ire moni iiitir* hmdj t, a p(��
Methohht Cuvhou -s i.k*m ooi-duoted
atiw-u.iiu Pa.tor ti-- jf't t--i ij��iit.ul!r.���
"Coa eoratett S- r* ic:. * E emiig htdij o;���
"I'l-o H*p^'!ie*.�� 01 Duty.*' Prayaruiuutitig
Vnuiai-a.s ev>'oiu-.. S-nji.il in euiig ot cue
K'jw rib Lttagu-i Fri.Uv evdii itg.
Tbo Lube/ Anl of tto Mtitttodiat obur-ih
wili liavo _ Ste of ���.Vura 1. ihi .U'terio >u
atoi nu enwrtti ntntus 111 *h*3 eveuiug of
Monday Lite 24 It, m jQuodwrlaud it-11.
Parti ou tun lu Tit.xt wet k'** paper
I have an ur-limited supply
of money for loans on the security of farming property a,*
low rates of interest, Loans
put through expeditiously.
Mortgages purchased. Insurance effected.
Nanaimo, B. C
P. 0. Drawer 17
Dave Anthony's
Cigar  and   Fruit   Store
Snd and Dununuir Av*.
- - Vendome
The largest Hotel in the City
with the best accommodation
for Travellers . . .
The bar is  stocked with the
best of . .
Wines, Liqucs  nd Cigars
i-aibi    Sf Hilitim*,
Mrs. J. Overholt
Dressmaking nnd all Kinds ol Plain
sewing done at
2HJZJAEOiZJA,2ii��.l%    HAIS3
Room's in residence of Mr. Ed. Wood,
next stititU in* blacksmith *hnp on
Thirtl Street or Cmnox Koad.
^-^^���^^One Car ofthe best and newest designed!
$10,000 worth of Men's Furnishings, Shoes
and clothing at less than Half Price


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