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The Weekly News Sep 19, 1894

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G. A. McBai.i & Co.
al Estate Brok
Nanaimo,  B. C.
*#  SEP 24 180-1   **J
G. A. McBain & Co./
Eeal Estate Brokers
Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
TJ2--TI01T.   IB* O-
Gent's Furnishing
Orders Taken for Custom Made Suits.
Financial and General Commission Broker,
Canada Permanant Loan and Saving. Company, Toronto.
Citizens' Building Society of Nanaimo,
Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company.
Union Fire Insurance Company of London, England.
Eastern Fire As.ur.nc. fiompany, of Halifax.
Phoenix Fire Assurance Co., of London, England.
Sun Life Assurance C", of Canada.
Great Northern  Railway.
Money to Loan on ImproYeil Farm Property.
Thos, C. Morgan,
None but the best
quality and most
fashionable goods
kept In stock.
Fashionable Tailor
William's Block.
tJ-NTOlT, B. O.
Union Meat
meats al
ways on hand,
Vegetables  etc.
Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.
Simon  Leiser,   Prop.
Puntiedge Bottling
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrup
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter,
Agent for the Union Brewery Company.
Courtenay B.  C.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour & Feed Dry Goods
Farm Produce   . Boots &. Shoe.
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery & Glaeiwr re Faint & till
Units Furnishing.
Patent ftledicinea
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A Full  Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant & McGregor Props
Ice Cream Parlors.
���TJINTOlsr, B. O*
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books,
Presided over by Miss  Knapp.
Imported and Domestic Cigars.   Briar and Meerschaum Goods.
The Above Storos Adjoin. Where Everything- of the bast in their Respective
lines will be found.
A% IV. Mclntyre, Prop.
E. pijnbufy & Go.
Has Opened at Cumberland in the
Just received several cases of Ladies Under.
wear, Children's Dresses, Babies'
Cloaks, Dresses, etc., etc.
A fine line of Gents' Shirts and several cases
of Clothing at prices never before
offered in the District,
Drug   Stationery Store.
Where the Beat of Everything in Their Line i. Kept.
GIVE TX-IBtMi: -&. C*LIjX-
p. Duppe
UNION, .   0.
Opposite th. Waverly Houae, Where He hi. on Display On. of th. Finest
���tocks of Woolen. Ever Shown in British Columbia.
Comox Exhibition,
The  Second  Annual   Exhibition of the Comox
Agricultural and Industrial Association
will be held at
���OOTJK-TEI***! A.1T���
WUS* October Um
-Ifl-EW  HALLr
Tbe Mm List is a most extensile
Union Flashes
The barque Richard  III has arrived.
The str. Mineola will be due on the
The str. Keewanaw will be due on the
The San Mateo left Saturday with
4500 tons coal for Port Los Angeles, Cal.
The barque Detroit left on Tuesday
with 2500 tons of coal for the Union Colliery Co of San Francisco.
Next Saturday is the regular monthly
Miss Knap, left for Victoria on the last
trip ofthe Joan.
A Jap grit the cap of his knee injured
in No 1. slope on Tuesday of last week.
Mr. L. Mounce went below on Friday
and is expected to return this week.
The family of Robt. Grant are summering on Judge Crease's place at Denman Island.
A transfer ofthe Williams block is reported, the details of which have not
been finally settled.
Mr. Paul Downey has the contract for
clearinL' two lois nn Fernwood Heights
belonging to Wm. Mathewson.
Messrs Dickson & Co of Victoria have
leased the new building erected for G.
A. McBain & Co. and it will be fitted up
for a hotel.
The railway to the new cnal shaft is
making rapid progress From the Cour-
tenav mad as you go into Union the new
road bed can be s'een on either side.
There w-ll be a prnmonade concert at
Cumberland Hall on Wednesday 'ventng
the 19th instant, in aid of the English
Church building fund.
A. D. Williams of Nanaimo, Mr. Sim-
son of Dickson & Co.,Victoria, and John
McFarlane nnd T. H. Piercy of Denman
Island were registered at the Cumberland Hotel.
Mr. Ed. Woods is expected to complete the transfer of his interest tn the
livery here to his partner, Mr. David
Kilpatrick during this week. After that
he contemplates a trip to his home east.
On Friday evening, Sept. 14 at the residence ofthe brides parents, Mr. George
Hamilton Robertson, lhe genial blacksmith ofthe Colliery Works, and one of
Union's most deserving young men, was
united in marriage to Miss Mary Whyte,
lhe accomplished daughter of Mr. James
Whyte, the overman of No, 2 Slope.
Tb re wns a large attendance of relatives and friend-;. A wedding bell was
suspended from the ceiling, and at the
appointed timo the bride approached it
leaning on the arm of Iici* father, who re-
linq jished her to the bridegroom who .ip
preached from the other side. The pair
stood directly under the wedding bell
while the ceremony was performed by
the Rev. John Robson, B. A. in his usual
dignified and happy manner. The bride
was elegantly attired in a dress of heliotrope satin, white veil, and white flowers.
The bridesmaid, Miss Jessie McNeil
was very prettily attired in a cream cashmere; iind lace. Mr Charles Whyte acted as best man.
At the close of the ceremony hearty
congratulations followed, and at about 9
the whole party sat down to supper.
From here the guests were taken to lhe
Reading Room Hall where Terpsichore
presided over the danre whirh was kept
up until the wee small hours of morning.
Thc popularity nf Mrs Robertson- nee
Miss Whyte, and her family who nre wide
ly knows for their hospitality and lavish
generosity, was evidenced by the long
list of costly and elegant presents bestowed. They' include silver ware, china
ware, pictures, linen, carpeting, valuable
pieces of furniture and many things ornamental, and things useful down to necessary kitchen utensils.
The happy coupls will settle down to
housekeeping in the residence lately vacated by the Rev. J. H. Higgins.
WANTFD.���Activk, Hoxkkt Okntlkhan
or Lady to travel reprowntlnK estabiUbed, reliable liui-Hti. Salnry *ftl;i nimiilily and travel*
log exTtonnnn, wiih increase ft suited, KncIoHO
refuroiicu and salt addressed stamped 011 velui o.
317 Omaha Dulldliig, Chioago.
Hi. I.-iynl to Frit-nils
If there is onu trait mon1 than (mother
that hliiiuld t��<* af-rti-iiniiHly cultivated b>
thu woman who wishes to make herself
popular, tliut ono is loyalty to li 1
frl-snds. Thin trnit emboM.-s man*
other cstimiiblo ones, ami is tint bflW n
a lovely and noble character. To Uegt
with, thu woman who in truly Jo.*.*
never even thinks evil of those whon
hIh' Im* ohOdBU to closely aesnuictte hfv
Hulf with, lut nlotiu expressing semi
numtri that might bo construed into up
peariiiffderoitatary, therefore bwkhitl it
and uiurlemlly gos>ip never hnlsjiU*���
among lhe natural fiilUm.i that ere >
tbe most perfeot being: possessor*. W Ue..
n woman bas been tried and has stool
the tost there should well-up in tin
heart ot m staunch n friend a grea.
fountain of thanksgiving, for it is 11
lamentable, but painfully true fact,
nevertheless, that there i.-* sobiothfng in
feminine nature that com atn aeeuufm*
spirit of loyalty overy ut-,�� 0; the way
Petty jealousies, snsp uion w i-tht-i
Well (grounded or not] envy ami 001
innlice are more apt to make tbeuiselvet
visible in tho attitude of one woman
toward another than is ever felt Iv
man's dealings with man. Tho hsrdesi
censure and severest judgment ai". yy
emanate fiom critics of the goniit-r sex
therefore the woman who has pruve<
herself lovitl through good and evi.
re|Kirt alike has shown herself to be 1
rara avis that should be highly prise
by those so blessed ss to cull her friend.
���Philadelphia Times.
Ths only daughter of Prince Xernatojef*
��� n-.-il'hy Doblemsn of Moscow, recent I;
eloi } with ber father's coachman, taking
100,000 rubles witb her. The young princess Is only 18 yeara old ami wu ods of ths
tsJ-galagbeUsaol tkt-1*4 B -ilsn mpltal
Dkab Mr. Enmiu.
The tint thing that strikes
the attention of a Bri'ish Columbian on his
arrivnl in Suuthern Ca'ifornia is tbe entire
absence of trass or forests. Around tbo
foothills ar-d along tbe bunks of rivers and
<wur-.ee snme --wall scrubby timber struggles
for a pre-anou-i existebce, but baside that
t' ere is noaeelxe Rank pitches of prickly
cactus on tbe bill sides and valltes seem to
be the only attempt at forming a miniature
forest in tbis land oi sunshine. Tbe prb -
oipsl timber grown here for fuel and protecting homesteads snd orchards from tbe
prevailing winds ia tbe '-eacalyptnii" or
Australian blue gum. It is an evergrceat
grows tall and slender like a poplar; is a
very rapid grower and its leaves somewhat
leieinbln the leaves of the peach or willow.
Yon sow ths ssed io a box tilled with earth
as if yon were raising cabbage plants aod
wben the tender growths are about tbe size
of such plant* they are then plan-ed in rows
three or four feet apart, aad if watered occasionally, in twelve months will attain the
height of about 20 feet. Every 4th or Ctb
yiar the tree csn be cut down within two
feet of the ground and cut up for the stove.
The wood is very hard and makea excellent
firewood and generally sells for about $7 or
$8 per load. Fresh shoots start up from
ths old stamp; snd the tree grows stronger
and ranker than ever. Fire is not as much
nre-led here as with you except forco- k ng.
Gasoline stovs are used largely. Coal 11
reasonable. Nanaimo coal sells at retail
bc-twe-m $8 and $0 per ton���ot-arly as cheao
as yon buy it in Comox, after carrying it
nearly 2000 miles,
The soil like everything slss in this part
of the world is very peculiar. Iu the lower
v dlies the soil consists of a rich alluvium
deposited by ths streams of past ages, varying according to tbe amount of sand or clay
whioh it contains. Hore and there a*e
found streaks of this description tinged
with whits alkali and of very little use
for agrioultare. Scattered here snd there
like blocks in a patchwork quilt there ia
another kind of soil called ' adobe" which
Is s black accumulation of decayed vegetable matter, and is well adapted for graiu
and certain kinds of fruits. Thia is the
material from which the early Mexican
residents built their houses. They cat the
mud into ths stupe of tbe brick, dried in
the sun, placed it in ths wall and the work
wu done. In dry weather this bleak soil
is cracked and rant io all directions by the
sun. In wet weather this black stuff
su stcky u glue and u slippery as
hypocrisy. You walk through it with thc
ease and grace manifested by a fly wading
in a pot of honey. Gum boots are uecvsi-ray
to perform this pediftrian feat successfully.
Farming operations generally begin here
in December after the soil is moistened by
the autumnal (spring) rains. Then it is
uloughf d r-r scattered by gane plows drawn
by six or eight horses or mules, and the
seed cut into ths ground. Stumps and
stones are as ran u diamonds in these vut
Ths wheat and barley harvest begins
about May. The grain is not bound into
sheaves bor hauled into barns bat reaped in
the open field and thruhed. As soon u it
is ont the grain pat into sacks containing
100 -125 lbs each and left lying in the fii Id
until hauled to the railway station. The
straw (wins an encumbrance lies in a pile
until consumed witb fire to get it out of the
way. Manure is not required here u a rule
and is generally piled on the roads, or disposed of as best it can be. On thc large
farms in some parts of tho state tbe harvest
s reaped with tbe combination resper,
drawn or pushed ahead rather (the horses
coming after the machine) by 10, 20 or
more horses. The grain is out, thruhed,
cleaned and sacked u you go along, u faat
u the horses can walk. The straw is left
in heaps in the field; the sacks of grain are
carted away and the harvest is completed.
That is what the Yankees call "busiues."
According to the "Overland Munthly"
the comparative mat of growing wheat in
this state on ranches and farms of different
sizes isu follows:���On ranches of 1000
acres the av-r-ttte cost is '.12!, ounti por 100
pounds; on 2000 acres,* 85 cents; on 6000
acres, 75 cents; on 13 000 acres, 60 cents;
and on 50,000 acres, 40 cents.
Yours, ete.
A   FltASER.
San Pedro, Cal., Aug. 22, 1804.
Havman��� At Union, Sept 15th to Mrs.
Wm. Hayman, a daughter.
At Denman Island on Monday evening of
lut wtsk there wu a pleasant surprise party at Robert Grant's on their ranch (Judge
Crease place ) There were about 30 present inoludihg Miss L-.uis, Miss Knapp of
Union, Misses Maggie and Lena I'iercy,
Mrs. Nixnii: Mrs. Lindsay of Union, and
Mrs. Rubert (Jrant. Dancing was indulged
in and ample refreshments provided. It
wu a jully time.
The semi-annual meeting of the directors
of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial
Association will meet at 7 p. in. Tuesday,
2nd Oct fiber, at the Agricultural Hall
Conrteuay, It is desirable tbst sil tbe
members be present.
J. A. Hai.i.muy.
16 Sept ISM. Secretary.
Mrs. W. H. Spoffard, the President of
the B. C. Women's Christian Temperance
Uuiou will reach Union to-day (10th inst)
and on Thursday afternoon (the 20th) will
meet the ladies of Union at tbe Sunday
School room of the Methodist Church at
3 o'olook. Ou Saturday evening at 8 o'clock
Mrs. Spofl'ard -Mill hold a public meeting ia
thc Methodist ohurch to which both ladies
aud gentlemen are invited. This meeting
w'll bu made attractive by tbo best of singing, and it is hoped that Mrs. David Kob-f��n
who is so well kuown u a sweet singer will
be present.
COURTENAY.���A meeting hu been ar-
ratcp 1 for MONDAY, tbe 24th, at 3 p. m.
at ���!.* school house to which all the ladies
art <   -f'.iallv invited.
Tue  *ay aft*-moon at 3 o'clock there will
l-e a drawing room meeting at the residence
of Mrs. Jost-pb MuPhos which it is hoped
lis ladies gener-Ily will attend.
The ladies at the Bay an requested to
meet Mrs. Spoffard on Wednesday afterneon
at the Reading Room at 3 o'olook. tt ia
hoped to arrange for a public meett <f at
tine Hall for Thoradiy, bat this oannot Iw
definitely announced. There will be good
ilngiuf at all theu meetings.
Local Brevities.
Lord and Lady Aberdeen will visit tho
west this >ear.
Uncle Sam's new air gun sends a projectile weighing 149 lbs over two  miles.
October nth is the day fixed for the
Comox Agricultural Exhibiiion.
A good queen (bee) lavs diiilv 40CO
eggs. Wish we had a hen that would do
''Hilly" Glennon has gone back to the
Alex, Graham, tbe artistic mixer will
be found al the Courtenay House until
A happy disposition is said to be one
of the best things to dispel disease.
Lets all get one.
For Sai.r.���-A Jersey bull, full pedigree. Apply to John l'iket, Cumberland
Hotel, Union
Work on the dyke commenced bright
and early Monday morning morning with
a strong force of men.
The frame of the ncw Exhibition building at Courtenay is up and the building
will soon be completed.
On Sept. 5th at Toronn Mr. John Kidd
aged .js* married Miss Robbins aged lb.
Kidd is said tu be worth $30,000.
In the United States the wheat crop
for 1894 is est itnated at 500,000,01 o
busheis, and the corn crop at 1 500,000,*
The severe draught has resulted in the
shuttling down of a number of cheese
factories in Western Ontario, and in
Western Kansas and Nebraska, assistance from tbe outside will be necessary.
Some time during the early part of
October���date to be given later*��� there
will be given a grand ball at Courtenay
in aid ofa fund lor refurnishing the Puntiedge school.
The new agricultural hall can be mil*
tied when finished for dances, lectures,
meetings, etc. It will fill a long felt want
for Courtenay.
The upper, or second story of Mc Phee S
new store in Courtenay has been leased
by Sunbeam Lodge of the Canadian
Order of Oddfellows. We suppose other lodges will occupy it.
Arrangements are being made in China for thc holding ofa great fair in Fekin
this year in honor of the Dowager Kmpress who will reach the age ofol. j2co,
000,000 is the estimated cost.
The stone and brick foundation of McPhee's new store at Courtenay is finished and is of the most substantial character. The superstructure will be pushed
as rapidly as practicable. The material
is largely on the ground,
Mr. Thos. H. Piercy of Denman Island will start on a trip lo bis old home
in the East in about a fortnight, lie
has been here something like twenty
years, and may be considered a pioneer.
He may have changed some in that time
but he is the same genial Tom as ever.
Don voyage is the wish of many friends.
Continuous advertising, even if it be
only a small announcement, pays the
advertiser tbe best in the long run.
Spasmodic advertising, like "spasms" of
any kind, is un satisfactory. To secure
the very best results, year in and yearout
you must keep your name and business
before the public. Only by su dninj can
ynu hope to keep from being forgotten
when the time comes lhat your would be
customers wish to purchase what tbey
The members of Union Hospital Building
ComnutU-e are requested to meet at tl**--
Hospital on Friday next, Sept. 21, at S
o'clock when busiuevs of importance will be
F. D. Little, President,
J. B. McLkan, Secretary,
On Wednesday evening thoro will be a
promenade concert at the Cumberland Hall,
f hore will be refreshments and music, and
a very pleuant social Urns is expected.
Ail mi wii mi, 50 cents. Proceeds in aid of
English Church building fnnd.
We publish another very interesting letter this week from the Rev. A. Fruer of
San Pedro, California. If any one desim4
any further information regarding Southern
California if they will send their questioii*i
to the Nkws they will be answered iu dim
course by Rev, Mr. Fraser through them*
TENDERS will be received up to October
1st, 18S4 for tbe sinking of No. fi shaft.
Plans aud Specifications and j-iurnal of
bores csn be seen at the ulli jo of the Uiiinn
Colliery Co., Union.
The Company do not bind themselves to
accept the lowest or any tender.
F. D. Little,
The undersigned will receive tender*;
for cutting and delivering at the Courienay school house six cords of wood.
Tenders must be in on or before the 271 ti
of this month.
For particulars enquire of lhe undersigned.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. W. McKenzie,
Sec'y of School Horrd.
IF vou wish medicine nr drugs cf any
kind write or send to Cyrus II.
Howes, Hox 804, 27 Johnston St. Victoria
1). C. Mailorders have ptompt attention. AH communications strictly confidential. Cut this out and paste in rot-that for future reference. THE CMEECTO RAILWAY,
���ew ��hr Vessels Will �����*- Carrlea-Twe
and a Ratf Houra I'mhii  Kuil to Ea*-
Tfce rarllTr-.r   Lirtluit   and llanling-
Tiie Mechanical nnil Commercial *s
pert���a ilia Attverllsement for Canaan.
The great engineering work which has
been several yeirs in progress, and which
is designed to facilitate maritime communi*
Hon between the Northumberland Straits
and tlie Hay of Fuudy, is aptly character-
ued by tho word extraordinary, The scope
of tho enterprise is already well known.
Vessels bound, say, from Quebec or from
Obsrloltetown to St, John or Boston will
make for the northern terminus of the railway and Vice versa. Thero they will be
hoisted onto a huge truck in a sort of
cradle, capable ol being adjusted to the
varying outor services <>f tho bulls of the
vessels which will be carried.   Tho railway
is quite straight, laid with steel rails 110
lbs. to  tho foot   (two pairs), 4 ft. S 1*- ��U.
gauge, aod 10 feot apart. Ths ties are put
very close together, and the heaviest gradient is 1 in SOO. At eaoh end o( the line
vesstls up to 2,000 tons will be raised 40
feet out of the water on sixteen-whecled
trucks   restini*   upon   hydraulic elevators.
Two locotno'lvea of extraordinary weight
mid power will at unco begin to haul, and
a wuy the uliip will go
to the Bay of Fundy or to tlio Northumberland Straits as lho case may bo, and at
tho terminus it will be set afloat again to
resume its voyage. It fa estimated that
with everything in gon-J condition, a ship
of ordinary capacity will 1 o taken out of
tho water at one end and transported to the
other and placed iu tlio water again in two
and a half hours. Tho taritT tor lifting and
hauling the vessels is jirojjosed to be fifty
cents per ton for tho cargo and twenty
five cents per ton for the hull. This is to be
the source of revenue. It is presumed by
thc promoters that it will pay vesscl-owimrs
to use the railroad. A Vessel of a thousand
tons, carrying a cargo of a thousand tons
will pay Sti'iO as ils fare across the isthmuB.
Thero are two ways of looking at a great
undertaking of thin kind, Uicmw-hnnicalor
acieiiiifi'-, and tho commercial.   These as*
fleets are quite distinct, and it is possible
or the Clligtieotn ship railway to be an
engineering shocoss though it- may not reap
a due financial reward. The ships may lie
lifted and curried all right, but there may
uot be enough ot them to pay the expenses
of handling combined with tho interest on
it is not surprising that this chef d'oeuvre
of Sir John Fowler, Sir Benjamin Baker,
and Mr. Ketch urn, 0. E,, ahould have aroused the earnest and eager attention of the
scientific wnrld. If it should ho satisfactorily
completed it will be ono of tho wonders of
tho world, hi-foro which the Colossus of
Rhodes, tho (Irtut Wall of China, tho Leaning Tower of Pisa, and all the rent of tho
aeveu evu-opeuors will have to lower their
flags. Such a work would show that it Is
our engineers after all who are the conquerors of tho world, just as the very Idea of
making .bin wonderful railway indicates
that those engineers frequently display the
spirit of Alexander and ��igh for more worlds
to conquer, As au advertisement of Canada,
it would lie unparalleled in the history of
publicity, because it would not only be the
first of its kind, iml. the kind is so remarkable that it could not fail to attract universal attention. Kvery body on thegtobe would
know cf it; every newspaper would expatiate upon it; thonsautls of people every
year would go lo ate it. For consider what
it would be ti seo a great ship careering
across the landscape���it may be, if the wind
wero favorable, with the sails set���and at
all events wilh its pennons Hying and its
crew looking ama/edly out on dry lend
instead of the usual expanse of water. A
ship looks a big thing in a dry-dock, bub it
would loom larger slill when its keel waa
and ita wholo outline stood out clear against
the sky. One would think that under these
circumstance*- the Ship Railway Company
might derive an income in aome way from
tho influx of sightseers. Jt would certainly
bo as much or even more of a sight than the
Eiffel Tower, and that strange erection is
said to produco a large financial roturn.
It is unfortunate for tbe enterprise that
it does nol seem to follow what, may lie called the lino of evolution through whioh moat
scientific wondnra attain their ultimate
siiccepn. Tho making ships amphibious is a
big and ham- dous jump. Nothing like it
has lieen done. If wo look at the develop*
ment of that great wonder of the nineteenth
century, the railroad train, we see it first
in the shape of a amall tramway laid from
tho pit's mouth to the dumping bank whereon small tracks with grooved wheels are
carrying their loads, half a dozen of them
being drawn by a single horse. Ity*and*bye
the locomotive begins to mako its appear*
ance, firat a rude and rough machine, which
gradually assumes in the course of yeara a
better shapo, and ultimately becomes
The same apecic>-of development is apparent in steamships und in the triumphs of
electricity. In tho Ley-leu jar there was
the germ of the trolley ear, tliatgooB rapidly up hill with ils human loud. But nobody has yot lifted even loaded coal barges
out of the water and transport them over
dry land. The question naturally ariacs
whether ships���and loaded ships���will boar
taking out of their element, and hauling
along a railroad? No doubt some ships
would, but will all? Will not tho strain to
which they must ba subject, and which
will be devoid of the support whioh is
given on every square inch of tho hull by
the water, prove rather destructive 1 It
these difiictili ies can be overcome, and if it
can onco be nroved that t his portage of
sh'pscanbe accomplished, the promoters
of tho Chigm* :to railway will be ablo to
claim that they are pioneers in an enterprise which may in sonie localities hoof
great commercial use.
lu Java They Urotv 100 Fret tons. But the
Longest Killed Wm Only Oi.
For *.helastlOOyearstherehave been trad ���
nous of huge snakes in the interior ot Java
100 feet long and aa big around asa hogshead,
and our native hunters report these from
time to time. Fifty years ago a man named
Tait, a Scotchman, atarted with a party of
natives to hunt up the pythons. He never
returned, and was supposed to have boen
killed by some wild auimal. He must bave
beeu a giant, aa 1 have seen one of his
gum, weighing thirty pounds, and carrying
two-ounce balls.
About a year ago a Captain in the English
army named Coles landed here, accompanied by a party of Sikh soldiers. Ho was
soon joined by Lieut. Ayres of the British
navy, and it was annouueed that they wore
after the big snakes. Capt. Coles was a
remarkable shot, and at 4IHI yards would
knock ovor a parrot every time.
Their course was up tho Dowan, a stream
running clear for fifty miles and then spreading over a swamp for ono hundred miles,
almost to the soulh coast, and alive with
man-eating crocodiles. They had with them
several donkeys, and ono night, encamped
on thc rivor bank, one of thoso animals give
a tremendoui squeal, and tho F.uglishmeii,
looking out, saw a huge grey mass sliding
over the ground and gave the ahnn, Two
crocodiles had como ashore un I seiwcl a
donkey. Both were shot ; they were hide*
ous reptiles, thirty feet long, with jaws
capable of cutting a man in two. Next
morning they went to work and killed
thirteen, one thirty-six foet long.
In a few days they reachod the heart of
thia submerged region. Snakes thirty-five
feet long were khot, but the giants kept out
of sight. On laud the brush was very thick,
and wild hogs and doer make welt-defined
paths from one watercourse to thc other,
and  along   these the  pythons watch for
We Enjoy Superior Privileges.
Canada, ai the first of the British
o donies to obtain representative government, still enjoys superior privileges to all
the rest. In treaty-making powers she bas
a great advantage over ber Australian
sisters, and with reference to other mailers
t is evident ih.it tlie Imperial Government gives thu Dominion a freer hand thun
ihe other colonies. In South Africa thoy
are beginning to be troubled by an influx of
Asiatics and other undesirable immigrants,
aud in obedience to a rising tide of popular
fcelini* the Oape Government wished to
legislate with a view to check Ihe inrush
of debased nationalities. In reply to representations from Son tli Africa, Lord
Blpon, tbo colonial secretary, aaid -:|*e
could not sanction discriminating legislation against Indians, Poles and others, bu-.
that the Capo might legislate on genoral
terms, excluding unfit immigrants. Yet
the Dominion of Canada levies a poll tax of
950 on every Chinaman entering Canada
and the Imperial Government has not a
word to aay about it. Evidently the Colonial office has at lust learnt that Canada
has got beyond tha state of pupillage and
oan manage her own affairs well enough
without interference from Downing street.
One morning a native hunter came jn
and reported a big snake near. �� Two hundred yards away the Englishmen saw
swinging between lhe trees a serpent almost as big in the middle as a barrel. Its
backbone was broken by shot, and after
much trouble it was Ukcn in and skinned.
It waa forty-one feet long. Suoh a auake
would crush a man in five seconds.
They hail now reached the end ol their
journey ; ths river ended in a mass of
vegetation so dense as to make further progress impossible, eo a camp waa made on
tho river bank and next day tho guides
brought in the head and a few foet of the
trunk of a serpent that had ovidently beon
eaten hy crocodiles. Tho head wus nearly
three feet long and indicated an enormous
length. It weighed sixty pounds and waa
a hideoua object. It had no doubt been
caught in the water and bitten to death.
Early one morning an alarm waa given
by one of tho Sikh soldiers. Ho pointed to
something glistening in the water half a
mile away. Through the glaBs it was seen
to be a snake swimming. The raft was at
once manned by the two Englishmen aud
their gun bearers. Seen above thc water
tho reptile's head was as large as a barrel
and shone liko bright copper. It was
ovidently making for a fiat, sandy place
near shore, and the hunters waited, t'art
of the body waa now exposed, and the men
were amazed. It was at least threw feot
thick, and as the long coils glided over the
aand it seemed to got bigger.
" Now, men, break its back!"
Four shots wero fired aud threo went
through lhe body of tho snake. A hiss
tike a steam escape and the head aroae
twenty feet iu thc air, while the tail beat
the water like a Hail. Suddenly It turned,
und the next moment a tremendous blow
smashed the raft. All got into tho water
and made for shore but one Sikh. He
stopped to secure bis rifle, and again the
tail descended ami he was struck fairly, his
back and ribs beiug smashed into fragments.
He never mado a sound. Another Btiot
back of the head and the inonater dropped.
It took six houra to get the body on land,
and its length waa ninety-four feet. The
skin waa treated with palm ashes by the
natives, an excellent preservative. There
is no record of such a snako over boing killed before,
Fover now attacked the party, and it
took them threo weeka to got homo. They
had been out three months.
Ilct-ftllt-ctlout ami   Reinlnlieeii.ee*'   or Ihe
Tue-Plng Rebellion.
I was established in business at Shanghai
from 1839 to ISii t.says a Montreal merchant.
This was a very eventful period in the
history, not only of China, but of the whole
world. The China war had just closed,
ending in the taking, pillaging and ransacking of Pekin by tho allied forces of England
and France. There wero stilt quartered
within the walls of Shanghai u French
regiment of the line and a regiment of
was raging, aud the Alabama was sweep,
ing the seas of American ships. In China
the Tae Ping rebellion was at his height
and at that timi looked ub though it would
succeed In overthrowing tho reigning
dynasty, or dividing China into two empires
north and south.
Shanghai, tlie greatest commercial
centre in China, although a treaty port
was threatened, and for a whilo thero was
a very
even in the foreign concessions. I remember as well as though it wan only the other
day seeing great volumes of smoke rising up
In different directions showing whoro the
rebels were busy ravaging and destroying
surrounding villages, and tho people were
flying Irom their homes in thousands seeking protoction in tho city. Indeed, so serious and alarming was the situation at one
time that Mr. Medhurst,the British consul,
proclaimed that signal guns would bo fired
iu the event of surprise or sudden attack,
for all foreign residents to rendezvous on
the Bund, ready to embark on the ships in
the harbor, and more than onco was tho
cry raised, Tho Chang-Mows, (as the rebels were called) wore coming.
was about S,000, mostly merchants and
their stalls. 1 was only twenty ono then,
and like most English boys, had always
read with intense interest tbo graphic descriptions of tho battles of histary.especially
thoso of Wellington nud Napoleon, and I
was ambitious 10 see a real battle. I soon
had the opportunity. I Baw two or throe
within a few miles of Shanghai, but my
idea of what a battlo should be was not
realized. There were no compact squares
bristling wilh steel and spitting fire, no
long thin lines, nor brilliant cavalry
charges. Instead of thesa I saw bodies of
Chinese soldiers here aud thoro apparent*
blazing away at other bodies in front with
occasional rushes, but nover getting to
very closo quarters, ono body of troops
generally breaking before actual contact.
There was plenty of smoke and noise from
cannons and fusilade, yells and banners waving. Tho result was generally the same,
loth sides retiring in bad order,���honors
The ground after tho fight was a moat
desolateand sickening sight* overy house,
the homes of farmerB and poor people, was
either burning or in ruins. Corpses were
lying about hero and there, single and in
batches. Most of the wounded wero being
removed, their cries and groans being most
pitiable. Kven women and children were
not spared. What were in (the morning
happy homes, in llie evening were
Ai a result of the China war, the Chinese
government began to realize that if China
would hold its own it would be ueoessary
to inaugurate reforms, military and naval,
if net social, and adopt and make use of
the discoveries of modern science as applied to tho art of war. (ien. Ward, au Am.
erican filibuster, was tho first entrusted
with the drilling and training of Chinese
troops, modelling them on the European
plan, In this he did a good work and soon
had several thousand fairly well drilled,
equipped and armed, and commanded
by foreign officer?. From this time the
power of the robela
atrlcl  Enforcement  of Neutrality  Laws
Will Keep tbe Powers Busy.
A London despatch says:���The grave
questions for Europe, and especially for
Eugland, arising out of the war in tho Eaat
are already seriously disturbing diplomatic
and commercial circles. It is so long sinco
a state of war between important powers
existod lhat the respective Governments,
including the British, will find muoh ditii.
cully In enforcing strict laws of neutrality.
It is virtually necessary for China to provide hersolf with immense quantities of war
material, and it is already known that ahe
is willing to pay fabulous prices. It is a
fact, ahe ia busily intriguing in England,
Germany, Belgium, and Italy for the purchase of ships and ammunition, and to engage mon. It Ib an almost open secret in
certain circles in London that she ia making
tireleaa efForts to assemble a fleet in a certain Continental port, from which it could
hood be despatched by an indirect route to
tho seat of war. The name of a certain
well-known ex-officer of lhe British navy Ib
whispered about aa commander of tbe expedition. It is argued tlutthe lino in an*
o'-war Alaaka, on which the Thames Iron
Company ta putting the finishing touches,
can still be secured without violating the
neutrality laws. The vessel was built for
a South America  republic,  whioh  Is too
fionr to complete the contract. It is alao
ifllieved that China is offering enormous
bribes to certain South American Slates
for the purchase of war ships not needed
jutt now by the present owners,
Thn Japanese Legation here has received
infm inai ion leading Ihem to believe lhat
valuable cargoes are now leaving San Fran,
oisco and Vancouver for China on vossuls
which stop first at Yokohama. They
telegraphed their Government yesterday to
intercept them.
A Mouthpiece for Telephones.
In these daya, when microbea lurk everywhere, and when death may at any minute
result from their excursions through some
part of man's analomy, itis  impossible to
ake tho precautions whicli, according to
tho scientists, the situation demands.
Although self-preservation is thc tiret law
of nature, man does  not place  many   ob*
itaoles in the way of his little arch-enemy,
and the microbe with his family is at
liberty to make ravages almost whonever
he feels disposed. An announcement is
made almost daily thut some scientist haB
discovered somo new haunt of microbes,
and vigilance in some direction is declared
to be absolutely necessary. Lately in
Germany a special mouthpiece for public
telephones has been introduced wilh the
object of avoiding the spread of disoases
carried by tho condensed moisture of the
breath, A pad, or a large number of diuci*
of paper, with a hole in the middle, Ib inserted in the mouthpiece, and the upper
disc of paper is torn otf after every conversation. Of course the scheme is commendable, but if the time ia coming when some
suoh preventive is to be uaed againat each
chance of infection the preventives are
destined to outnumber the microbes.
they could not. stand up against such
After Gen. Wards' death, lhe work waa
continued by Bergovino, another American,
and a 1 it'll tenant of (Jen. Ward's, He was
soon removed to make room for a better
man, viz., Major Gordon, afterward Gen,
Gordon, of Soudan fame, who aoon brought
the army to a high state of proficiency
and, winning battle after battle, drove the
Tae-1'ing rebels to Soo Chow, their tast
stronghold. Here, it was expected, thoy
would make a long and desperate resist'
ancc, as the Imperialist force was not numerous enough to entirely invest tho place,
so aa to cut off their communication with
Nankin, the aoat of thoir government. To
storm the place, would bo at tho sacrifice
Therefore Oen, Gordon opened negotiations
with the Wangs for their surrender and an
agreement was signed by which their lives
were to bo spared, and in faith of this
agreement they surrendered, and were
promptly beheaded, evory one of them.
When the facts became known, I woll ro-
member the indignant cry that wontup from
the foreign population and press at such
perfidy on the part of the conquerors, and
tho question wus asked, whoro was Gordon ?
He was not presont but ought to havo lieen,
He, ot course, would never lend himself
to any such treachery, but knowing the
character of the Mandarins and their cits*
turns on such occasions, ho was blamed for
not being present to seo that the terms of
the agreement woro carried out-. Gorden
immediately Bout in his resignation to lho
Chinese government, but waa prevailed
upon to withdraw Hand tho highest honors
were bestowed upon him ill recognition of
his valued services to tho Empire,
An idle man hurts any cause,
On-y the vulvar aro overpolite,
Gaud service is generally silent.
Labor's capital draws no interest.
Tho pennies take caro of tho dollars.
(i.iml manners require no interpreter.
It is easier to loso IU joba than to find
Laws made for the few steal from tho
Only a thief's lille goes with what one
One man's dogmaa havo founded many
There fa much pointed argument in a
Kven tlit thunder growls at tho weather
Pirates' treasures arc hidden in credulous
The man with no feot has a right tn do
tho most kieking.
Most any man will take advice if there's
inediciuo in It,
The tallest being on earth fa the boy in
his first pair of bouts.
Will somo oue pleaso name a greater
evangelist than the inventor of aoap ?
Man combinos the traits of all the other
animals, am) ia often tbo biggest, brute in
tho whole lot.
The versatility and verbosity of gab which
saya the same thing in many ways jb often
mistaken for oratory.
Too much gravity argues a shallow mind,
British and Foreign^
The congress of the labor party in
Brussels has resolved that "wealth aud the
means of producing it are the patrimony of
the entire human raoe, and must ba restored
to mankind collectively." v
Great success has been obtained in Belgium with the ammonia process for sinking
shafts through quicksand. The principle
is that of freezing the quicksand by an
ammonia freezer similar tu that used iu
making artificial ice.
Real estate business in London can bo
estimated from the record ol a week's
doings at Tokenhouse Yard. Of fifty-two
auctioneers who conducted sales twenty-
two had to retire without selling a single
"lot," and only fivo Bold all they had in
It ia a rather remarkable coincidence
that the name of the firat criminal pardoned
by M. Caaimir-Ferier, tho new President
ot France, bears the name of 1'crier. He
had robbed wiih two frienda his
father's house, and aided in killing the old
There is great consternation among the
lovors of bull-furhting tn Spain because
Guerrita, the only remaining great fighter,
has declared his mia'torablo decision to
retire from the ring. Tho reason givon ia
that he ts worth over $'200,0<>0, and that
his wife sutlers torrible anxiety every time
ho lights.
By special command of the Queen, Mr.
Downey has taken tho first portrait, of tho
infant son of the Ducheasof York, at White
Lodge, This portrait shown the Queen
nursing tho baby, nnd tho father and
grandfather, tho Duke of York and the
Prince of Wales, standing on either sido,
Civilization muat, have fallen very low at
Eoclefechan, tha birthplace of Thomas
Carlyle, A Presbyterian minister there
upon being asked recently by bis superiors why he did not send in his usual roport on tho moral and religious condition
of the place, respondod that thore waa
neither morality nor religion in the district.
Tho yniing Kheuivfl of Egypt seems to bo
a more enlightened monarch than hia predecessors. On his largo model farm
he has established a model village, with
Bchool, club, and mosque, and a fire-engine
of modorn manufacture, for ho believes in
the Occidental way of extinguishing blazes.
He rises at 6 o'clock and works hard, for a
sovereign, all day. Ho is fond of riding,
driving, aud outdoor sports and la an excellent shot,
A Frenchman, M. Bersier, has devised a
plan by which tho compass performs the
part of the helmsman. When tho vesael
gets off the course for which tho inBtrumont
is aet,an electric current starts a motor and
moves the rudder until the vessel returns to
her proper cour.se. A two months' trial of
tho apparatus is reported to have resulted
very successfully. Among tho advantages
are greater accuracy and no loss of distance
in a run of twenty-four houra, as is usually
Cicyling for women ia even more laah-
ionablc abroad than tt is here. Two Roman
elegantes, tho Duchess Gra/ioli Lante and
Donna Gtula Lavaggi, headed the other day
a group of bicyclista on a trip from Naples
to Fusaro and Ifala and back. Tho Roman
ladies of rank who indulge in this amusement do not appear in tha public promenades, but in the oarly morning they may be
Been in tho grounds of a villa outside the
walla of lho city, flying round a prepared
track on thoir cycles.
There ia a theatre tn Paria for evory
32,000 thousand inhabitants, ono in Berlin for 81,000, ono iu Bordeaux for 84,000,
ono in Buda Pesth for 85,000, ono in Hamburg for 113,001.-, and one in London for
145,000. There aro moro theatres, proportionately (o population, jn Italy than
in uny other country, there being one to
0,800 inhabitants in Catania, ouo to ltT-,000
in Florence, 0110 tn 20,000 in Bologna, one
to 24,000 in Venice, one to .10,000 in Milan
and Turin, and one to 31,000 tn Rome,
Ten members of the minority of the
London School Hoard have addressed the
" Christiana of London " to say that thero
is a dangerous coalition between tho
Roman Catholic clergy and tho English
Church Union to get rid of undenominational religious teaching, and that the
Bible is likely to bo driven from tho Public
schools. Ten members of tho majority,
which consists of thirty members, replied
that thero wua only oue Catholic member
of the board; that of tho majority
only fivo are members of tho English Church
Union; and that tho charge is outrageous
A train waa recently stopped in France
on the lino between Bellegarde and Geneva
under the following curious circumstances,
A freight-train had in one of its oars
somo cod-liver oil, whioh begun to leak
away from the containing vessel. By
chance, tha escaping stream atruck exactly
in lho middle of the rail. The train that
lioro lho oil was not affected, but lho
track wub thus well greased for tho passenger train that followed, which camo to a
standstill when it reached tho oily rails.
Nearly three-quartet a of an hour were
consumed in running thu 2 1-2 milea to tho
nextstation, and this rate waB only attain'
ed by diligent sanding of the track,
lion. Julin H. Kin*Tells How He Was (ur-
ed or gristle KheuuialUiii-��*rlp|il-'<l
ror aix Years,
The Hon, John M. Rtce, of Louisa, Lawrence county, Kentuoky, has for many
years served his native county aud atate in
the legislature at Frankfort and Washington, and until hla retirement was a noted
figure In political and judicial circles. A
few days ago a Kentuoky Post reporter
called upon Judge Rice, who in the following words related the history of the causes
that led to hii retirement: " It ia juat
about six yeara since I had an attack of
rheumatism, slight at first, but aoon
developing into sciatic rheumatism,
which began firat with acute shooting
paius in the hips, gradually extend
ing downward to my feet. My condi
Uod became ao bad that I eventually loat
all power of my legs, and then the liver,
kidneys and bladder, and in faot my whole
system becamo deranged. I tried the treatment of many physicians, but receiving no
lasting benefit from them, I went to Hot
Springs, Ark. I waa not much benefited
by some montha stay there, when I returned home. In 1801, I went to the Silurian
Springs, Wakeahaw, Wis, I stayed there
acme timo, but without improvement.
Again I returned home, this timo feeling
no hopes of recovery. Tho muscles of my
limbs were now reduced by atrophy to
mere strings. Sciatic pains tortured me
terribly, but it was the disordered condition of my liver that waa I fett gradually
wonring my lifo away. Doctora gave me
up. all kinds of remedies had been tried
without avail, and thero waa nothing more
for mo to do but resign myself to fate.
" I lingered on in this oondition sustained almost entirely by stimulants until
April, I SIM, One day I saw an adterttao-
mont of Dr, Williams' Pink Pilla for Pale
People. This was something new, and as
one mote drug after so many others could
dono harm, I was prevailed upon to try
the Pink I'ills. The effect of the pills was
marvelous, and I could aoon eat heartily, a
thing I had not done for years. The liver
began to perforin its functions, and has done
bo ever aince. Without doubt the pilla
saved my lifo, and while I do not crave
notorioty I cmnot refuse to testify tn
their worth."
Dr. William' link Pills are sold by all
dealera, or will bo sent post-paid, on receipt
of prico (50 ccnti a box, or six boxes for
S2*fi0,) by addressing the Dr. Williams'
Medioine Company, Brockville, Ont., or
Schenectady, N.Y,
The Fishwife and the Prince.
Not long ago tho Prince of Wales visited
a seaside town in England, for tbe purpose
of laying tho foundation-stone of the new
harbor, Thc Prince, in (company with
Lord Dufferin, drove through the town
preceded by the Mayor in his official robes.
An old fishwife, failing to distinguish His
Royal Highnesa among tho other gentlemen,
exclaimed, "I wonder which is the Prince)1
and then cried out at the top of hor voice,
" Long livo the Prince 1" Instantly the
Prince turned and bowed. "Is that him*!"
ahe inquired, with a disappointed air. " Of
course it ia," answered a neighbor. '* Well.
well," she replied. " That's a regular
knock-down 1 Well, If our Mayer don't
beat him all to fits in dross I"
Get Rid of Neuralgia.
There is no iiBe in fooling with neuralgia.
It is a disease that gives way only to the
must powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered haa given the grand results that
invariably attends the employment of Pol-
son's Nerviline. Nerviline is a positive
specific for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept on hand in every family. Sold every
where, 25 centa a bottle.
A Bohemian monk, in 1754, invented the
first lightning conductor .
Roses are now in full bloom. Many com*
plain that their plants throw suckers from
the roots. Theae are budded rosea. You
should buy rosea grown on own roota, then
will have nu trouble. Brown Bros. Co.,
Toronto, Ont., are the leading roae growers
in the country.   Write them for anagenoy
Recruits for the Chinese Army will not
be accepted unless they can leap a ditch six
feet wide.
Charlatans and Quacks.
Have long piled their vocation on lhe suffering pedals of the poople. The knifo has
Eared to the quick ; cauatlu applications
ave tormented the victim of corns until
the conviction shaped itself���there's no
cure. Putnam's Painlnaa Corn Extractor
proven on what slender baaia publio opinion
often rests. If you nuffci from corns got
tho Kxtractor and you will te satisfied.
Sold everywhere.
Over 1 iri.000,000 people apeak the Knglish
language. Three hundred yeara ago, iu the
time of Queen Elizabeth, il was epoke'n by
only about 5,000,0*00 people, and nearly all
of thom dwelt In tho British Isles.
Sponner'a Phenylo Disinfectant mixed
with fish ail or grease, will prevent lhe
Horn fly. Apply with a brush about the
horns, head and back of animala.
Nearly evory .Japanese paper hu a "prison
editor." For infractions of tho publication
laws, somebody must go to jail, and ao the
" prison editor's" chief duty ia to expiate
the newspaper's otleiise by languishing in a
Recipe,���For Making a Delicious
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Adams' Root Boer Extract one hoi tie
rii'isi-luiiiimi'-. \ cast  half.u'iiWo
Sulfur two pounds
Lukewarm Water Iwo RulUm**
DIbboIvo the sugar and yeast In the water
nihl the oxlruct, ami bottle; placo in a warm
place for twenty-Tour hour** until it ferment****,
IhcnnliM'i-onlro, when it will open, sparkling
and uolfolou-*,
The root im* r cun bo obtained In all dm*
and grocery t-tore*. in It) anil il cont bottlos tu
mako twoand five gullon**. ,
Sheets of paper, arranged like a blotting
pad, are attached to tho month-pieces of
somo telephones, ao that each speaker will
talk over a clean sheet. This is to prevent
tho communication of disease from one
speaker to another.
If you aro sick and cannot get relief your
hope is in St, Leon. What it doos for
others it is sure to do for you.   Try it.
People who are troubled with sleepless-
ness should drink cocoa, in stead of tea or
coffee at the evening meal.
fltleacfl -t'emparea Itself Willi l.nmlon  on
llie Ground of Cosmopolitanism.
It is contended on behalf of Chicago thnt
whilo ita foreign population iB numerous
enough to givo tbo place the distinctively
interesting character of a cosmopolitan oity
the nativo born element is two-thirds of
the whole. Of the total of 1,607,057 thero
are 0*10,002 classed as nativo Americana.
TIUb at the first glanco would tm.-m to furnish a pretty solid substratum of good
citizens, because whatever faults thn native
American has ho is not an anarchist, or a
bomb thrower.
But tho faot jb that many nativo born
cltizons are as much foreigners aa if they
were bom abroad. Tho immonso (lerman
and Irish clomenta tn Chicago fur example,
are not adequately represented in tho
figures '2.10,000 and 112,000 recorded as tho
number of thoBO nationalities thoro. The
ohildren of these people aro as intensely
Uerman and Irish iih if thoy wore in tho
land of their fathers.     Despite tha bouated
fiowerof assimilation claimed by the repub-
ic, It ia muoh to be feared that outward
conformity tn American institutions js
not assimilation and that race  and  other
Erejudiccs aro aa deep in tho rifling native
orn generation as in the imported parental
Chicago may pride itself by a comparison
with London on the ground of cosmopolitanism, but the comparison is not advantageous lo tha city on Lake Michigan,
London's cosmopolitanism ia nccreditable
to her, bucause the 0 ull clnsscs obey the
law. There la liberty fnr all, Kvery racial
or religious element finds full scope, but
there musL bo atisoiiitn respect for tiie laws
of the community, A revolutionist who
turns citizen can rest ns comlortably in
London ni iti Chicago, but ho cannot practise his old profession. A cosmopolitanism
that is liiiHi-.il on agetting together of tiome of
the worst clnssea of many nations is not altogether n source of joy.
Familiarity Breeds Contempt.
Visiting Physician���"There ia nothing
the matter with that man but fever and
ague. Why did you tell him he hnd
typhoid fever 1"
Rural Dootor*���** Well, you see, this ia a
Bort of a summer resort, and it snares city
people to hear that there ta fever and ague
in the village. They don't mind typhoid
fever.   They have thi tat home."
It's a Curious Woman
who can't have confidence in Dr, Pierce's
Favorite Proscription. Here is a tonic for
tired-out womanhood, a remedy for all Ita
peculiar ills and ailments���and if it doesn't
help you, there's nothing to pay.
What more cau you ask for, in a medioine?
Tho ������ Prescription" will build up,
strengthen, and invigorate the entire female system. It regulates and promotes
all the proper functions, improve! digestion,
enriches the blood, diapelsaohea and pains,
brings refreshing steep, and restores health
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every kind and In all chronic weaknesses
and demm-jem-mta, it's the only guaranteed
remedy, if it doesn't benefit or ouro, in the
oust of every tired*out or sutlering woman,
she'lt have her money back.
Nothing urged iu ita place by a dealer,
though it may be better for him to sell, can
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" Von are quite right, so it is; and I oan
speak of Maltby better than can moat
people, for he makes a sort of elder sister of
me and telle me all hie affairs down to tbe
smallest trifles, io that of oourse he has
told me all about yourself, and what are hii
hopes and fears."
This wai coming to the point with military
Promptitude indeed, and I confess I watted
anxiously to see what might follow.
" He haa told me how he wu taken with
you, end I aaid, as happened to be the
truth, that I wasn't iu the least surprised.
And then he went further and told me all
that had passed between you, Not that he
needed to tell mo, as I had pretty well
fathomed itformyself. Now the first thingt
my dear Lady Craven, of oourse,is whether
you like him. Naturally you haven't told
him so iu bo many wonts, but equally of
course I imagine you do ; because, in tht
first place, it would be very odd If you
didn't; anil in the next place if you
didn't tiling*" oould hardly have oome to
their preaont pass."
I did not quite follow this line of argument, but ueaiii assured her that I liked
Captain Maltby very much, aud from all I
had heard and aeon respected him aa muoh
as I liked him.
"I would have sworn as much," oried
Mrs. Mattyn triumphantly. "I told the
Colonel so thia very morning. Well, then,
you see the ouly question ts about hie old
father, who from ull I hear, ia as puritanical as he is rich, and likely to prove excea.
aively disagreeable. However, I am lure
for myself that you ltke one another, and
if so, everything will corns right in the end.
I am sure I certainly hope it will for both
yonr sakes, for you'll make what the Irish
call an -illigant couple 1' " And with thia
benediction Mrs. Martyn waa about to take
her departure when I stopped her.
"There iB one little question," I aaid,
"that I am dying to ask you, Mrs. Martyn."
"Ask me anything you please, my dear
"Well, then, how did my atory get
known in tho regiment T How did it get
about at all V
"OK, that's an easy matter to explain.
The parson here oame from Salchester, and
I suspect���in fact, I happen to know���that
the Dean of Salchester gave htm what our
young fellows term the tip. In other
words Dr. Propert repeated what your
father had told him, that's how it got about
my denr child."
"I am not astonished. My father stems
to take a sort of pleasure in following me
about and trying to hunt me down, and
everybody, appears to assist him."
" Mot everybody, dear Lady Craven. He
won't get much assistance here; not
amongst ub at any rate. I am aure that
some of our young fellows, if they got the
ohanae, would give him as fair a kicking as
he deserves. And, as I for myself disapprove of any such schoolboy pranks on the
part of young men and am officially bound
to do ao, I should take very particular care
In my official capacity, and with my official
eyos, to look steadily the other way,"
And with this very genuine little outburst of feeling, the good lady tossed her
head like one of her husband's chargers,
and took her departure.
Another good turn whioh I indirectly
owed to.jny father. Woll, this time at any
rate, he hud moat aignally failed. And
while I was dressing myself for my after,
noon drive, I began to wooder whether he
was by this time out ofvlebt at Southwick,
and to hope that ho was not and also that
hiB creditors would insist upon impounding
his income, or, at acy raie, a very considerable portion of it.
Had thoy folt as vindictively towards
him as I did myself, they would have given
him hut very scanty grace.
On tho afternoon of the day appointed
I heard, from my seat in the window,
Captain Maltby'a stop In the street, and
immediately afterwards his knock at the
1 had arranged my rooms with more than
usual caro as to all minor details ; and they
roally looked charmingly English and pleasant, with (lowers here and thore, and other
auch Bimplo* adornments.
I had taken especial pains v.ith my own
personal appearance. At that time it suited
me host to ureas either superbly, aa was my
habit when I waa witli Sir Henry in Paria,
or else an plainly as possible. This afternoon
1 wore a plain white dress of nun's veiling,
with flounces of lace. My only ornament
v.-rxn a largo (Uniro de Dijo just out of
lio came -into tho room, and straight up
to me with a radiant face, and the blood
rushed into my face with pleasure, and I
felt my hand glow us 1 held it out to greet
"It haa been a long waiting," ho Baid
"and a hard ono; hut I have got my
reward at last,   la it not so?"
" I suppose so," 1 answered, "if it has
been worth tho waiting for."
*' Worth the waiting for 1" he aaid, plac*
ing a hand on oach of my shouldera, and
looking down into my eyos, " Worth
waiting fnr ! I would havo waited as long
aa >lacob wailo-1 for Rachel." And then
he kissed mo on tho lips, and nguin I felt
the blood leap up.blazing into my faoe,
Presently, in fact almost limned lately,
we fouud ourselves talking ubout tho future
whioh we soemed almost to have reached.
That wo woro to remain with the regiment
was .settled, and indeet to follow It to
India, when ita turn camo for foreign
xervii*'. 'And beyond this thero was leafiy
nothing to tic said, although wo should not
have been English, or for the matter ot that
ordinarily hitman, if we had not touched
upon ways and meaiia.
" And how about your father T" I asked.
" Will he give hiaootisentto your marriage
with me'!"
"My father," lie replied, "would no
doubt havo boon better pleased if 1 had
Sons through the unnecessary formality of
rat applying to htm for his most valuable
and graulous permission in a matter so im*
portmit, For that, however, there waa not
autllulout time, aa I could only havo written
to htm to tell him that my own mind waa
mado up, and oould not until to-day have
written more definitely. I shall write now
���tn faot, to<night���and my letter will, I
oxpeot, bring him down at once to see ua,
as we obviously cannot go up together to
see him and my mother, Iim ho is not the
kind of man to interfere with my choice,
or to raiso any objection to it,
"He wanted me, I romember, very muoh
to go into the Engineers, whioh of course I
could havo done as my puanoiit from Sandhurst allowed; butl told him 1 preferred
the cavalry, I think he waa annoyed, for
he suggested with a sneer that if I really
wanted cavalry aervico with hard work and
hard fighting, and a handsome uniform, I
had batter join the Indian irregular cavalry."
I want with him nearly as far aa the
brrreoka, and then turned down to the
shore, whero I had sat down and began to
trace meaningless figures on the sand with
the point of my narnsol.
It would bo idle to protend that 1 had
forgotten Ceorgo Sabine, or that I should
ever forgot him. Hut it would havo been
equally idle to pretend that I did not really
lovo Captain Mult-by quite well enough to
marry him with a clear conscience, and
with tho full belief tliut, ns tho years went
on, I should love him moro und moro.
Nodoubt the lifo that now lay hofore me
was not that tn whioh I onco looked forward.
There aro few men in the world suoh as
was Mr. Sabine, with all his natural gifts,
and all the advantages with which fortune
had favored him ; not yot in the prime of
life, handsome, magnihoeutly strong, full
of energy and daring, aud with a fortune
that enabled him to gratify even his smallest caprice.
But I could now think calmly of George
as of a friend lost forever. As for poor Mr.
Meadowsweet, 1 am really afraid that I did
not think of htm at alt; had I done so, I am
aure it would have beeu with the greatest
kindness, and aa of a most true, brave* and
loyal officer of the church militant. But he
somehow had faded beyond even the hori
zon of my present vision.
Next morning brought me, before I was
out of bed, a telegram, whioh I waa start*
led to find came from Captain Maltby. It
waa sent from ttie station, and was of serious import. He was off to London at once,
and had no time to write. His elder
brother had been thrown from his horse
and was not expected to live. A letter
wonld follow as aoon as possible.
Here was fortune again playing me her
bewildering tricks, and I had had by this
time sufficient experience of her to feel
thoroughly uneasy.
1 knew that I could trust Captain Maltby
himself thoroughly and implicitly. But,
on the other hand, tt was impossible to
tell, if hie position ahould ho materially
altered by hia brother's death, what influences or arguments might not bo brought
to bear upon him, or what pressuro might
not be put upon him.
And I had already come, not, I think,
without sufficient reason, to regard all
uncertainty in life as dangerouu, and involving something much more than mere
matter for disquietude.
Clearly, however, there was nothing to
be done hut to wait; and,, as I had once
waited for a verdict, ao I felt that I must
now hold my soul in patience, and wait for
something far more important to me than
the verdict of any jury was ever likely to
be. And, after all, the chances of tho game
were all tn my favor.
Captain Maltby'a pay and my own income
would he amply sufficient for us, if we
lived quietly, whatever his father might
think, or even do. Ho that, really, my mind
was only troubled about himself, for I
knew that he hail been much attached to
his brother, and that with brothers there ia
no via medio. Either the love between them
ia that to whioh David likened his love for
Jonathan, or else they detest one another
cordially, and make no-secret about the faot.
And, consequently, I waa deeply grieved
for Maltby'a sake, and felt an sorry as I
could feel at the danger of a man whom I
had never aeen, and only knew by namo.
Almost at the last hour that evening
came a aecond telegram to tell me that hiB
brother had died ; that the base of his
skull had been fractured, and that he nover
recovered consciousness.
I aat up late thab night, thinking over
matters from every point of view by the
dim, pleasant light of a shaded reading
lamp. I am afraid my thoughts, except in
ao far aa my sincere regard and affection
for Maltby himself might be concerned,
were aomewhat selfish. I knew, aa I havo
said, that 1 could trust him; hut then, in
this life, you oan never be entirely certain
how any man will act under sudden and
trying circumstances.
Next morning brought me a letter. A
soldier's letters are usually short, and this
one was no exception to the general rule.
Captain Maltby began by saying that lie
h��d hardly time to write at all, although he
waa alwaya thinking of me. He had lieen
obliged, perforce, to apply for extension of
leave. The whole household at present was
in confusion, for his mother waa really
dangerously ill from grief, and hia father
waa in a highly nervous condition which
required constant care and attention.
Everything consequently devolved upon
himself. As soon as thinga had in the least
degree settled down I should see him, it it
waa only for a few houra ; meantime, I
ahould hear from him constantly, if it were
only a couple of lines to say that he was
I wrota back to him an affectionate letter,
but rot at all at too great length, carefully
avoiding any allusion that might suggest
that my mind was in the least degree uneasy
aa to my own position, and, I also said that
I ahould lend him myself a short line every
day which would be merely to let him kuow
how I waa, and would not in any way call
for a reply.
This letter despatched, I adhered religiously to its pledgee. My daily letter to him
waa oommendably brief, and so worded as
not to call for anything liko a specific anawer.
I told htm eaoh day how I waa, what I
had been doing, and what I had been
reading, and took tho very greatest caro
not to trouble him with any of tho details
of garrison gossip. I had been a wife myself
once, and 1 knew, or fancied I knew, tho
ktndofa letter which a man .vould liko to
have from tha woman ho intends to marry.
The day after his brother's funeral I
heard from him, although, aa usual, very
briefly. The next day he wrote again to
say lhat I might expect htm daily, that he
had already that morning spoken to his
father about our intended marriage, and
that, although tho old gentleman had nol,
said anything at all definite, there waa
evory reason to believe and supposo that
everything would turn out woll and happily, although naturally our mnrriago would
have, for a Bhort time, to he deferred. The
letter was very alfootionato, and made mo
extremely happy, I had, of courae opened
it before even looking at tho superscription
of any ol my other communications that
But I next turned to and opened a letter
also with a deop black rim unit scaled with
an immense crest, Tho address wns in a
distinctly commercial hand, and the letter
itself, as I had expected tho moment my eye
first fell upnn it, waa from Maltby poro.
I cannot help giving it oxactly as it was
written, though it would bo difficult to reproduce the terribly chilling died of tho
pedantic caligraphy with the clearly doflncd
margin. It was the totter of a man wVo
weighed and measured his words as the old
judge must for many yoars have been in the
habit of doing, regarding Iub view on any
given subject as a case for an opinion to be
marked off by his clerk into folios of so
many words each, and paid for at a guinea
or two guineas or mora por folio, according
to the magnitude of the interests at stake.
ilDa, Wtmpolo Street, London, W.-
May 23th, 188-
TOLADY niAvi'v.
" Madam,
'I have heard from my son, with very
great astonishment, that he considers himself engaged to he married to you, and ho
adds that he feels bound, aa an officer and
a gentleman, to fulfil hta word.
"Of the impropriety of hia taking so
important a step without first, consulting
me as his father, I need hardly apeak ; I
think, on reflection, it must ba obvious to
yourself. This, however, is by no moans
all with which I have, I conceive, a right
to be indignant In the mattor.
"It ta almost certain that in the course
of events, I ahall receive a distinguished
markol Her Majesty's favor, in tho form of
Peerage and a seat tn the Judicial Committee
of the Privy Council, to which body, ox-
ollioio, I already belong. This peerage will,
af courae, descend to iny heirs, and should
my son persist in hia present determination
it will be impossible for mo to placo my
services at Her Majesty's disposal.
"If, then,you have any real Affection
for Captain Maltby, your sense of duty
will, I am sure, load you at onco to unconditionally release him from his engagement
to yourself, and ao to avoid, amongst other
things, an irreconcilable estrangement between a father and hla only surviving son.
" I have spoken plainly on this painful
subject, because I feel very deeply. But
I have endeavored as muoh as possible to
spare your feelings, and if I havo in any
way wounded them, yon will, I um sure,
accept my sincere expression of regret,
"lam coming down myself to see ynu
and to bear your decision, and I shall waft
on you in person at noon to-morrow, when
I ahull trust to find you alone and disengaged.
,lX have tho honor tu bo, Madam,
" Your obedient Servant,
11 Joseph Mai.tby."
Now I just wish any one of my readers
seriously to ask themselves whether a more
deliberately insulting letter, from a man to
a Woman, was ever written iu cold blood,
I had been muuy times bofore -uigry iu
my life. But this time 1 was terribly
roused. The Phariaaiam of tho wholo thing,
the intolerable assumption of bluo blood in
a man whose extraction, as everybody knew
perfectly well, had been humbler than even
that of the great Lord Leonard's himself.
My blood fairly boiled. Then I began in
spite of myaelf, to laugh, for I remembered
a atory, apropos, by the way, of hia own
father, Captain Maltby had told me about
two recent Lord Chancellors, of whom one
waa the eminent lawyer to whom I have
just referred ; the other was Lord West-
bury, then only plain Sir Richard llethelL
But I waa resolved that I would take
refuge in the uttermost parts of the earth
���in Urinnell Land, or Terr a del Fuego ;
in farthest Cathay, or in unsavory Monte
Vide*)���sooner than let the man whom I
liked and esteemed jeopardize a useful and
distinguished future for my sake.
Ana bo whon I concluded " Fra Diavolo"
with a crash, und shut the pianoforte, my
mind was quite mado up. Thon I ordered
tlie carriage and started for a country drive
among the quite lanes.
My only dilliculty would bo with Captain
Maltby. If he would consent to accept ma
as a friend and nothing more all would lie
easy. If he instated upon anything more,
it Would bo imperative for mo to go. It
was a comfort to recollect that ho was a
gentleman, and that gentlemen are always
to be trusted, if you satisfy them that you
trust them entirely.
Captain Maltby loat no time. Hs came
down from London indeed the very next
day; and I had very little to tell him which
he did not know already, aa bis father had
of coarse, forstalled me,
Maltby had returned in a rage and more
than ever determined that we ahould bo
married as soon as the necessary period of
mourning due to his brother's memory had
This he pressed upon ine in tho moat impetuous manner, evidently not anticipating for a moment the loast objection ou my
" We shall have to wait a bit, of oourse,'
he said. " The grave as yet haa hardly
closed over my poor brother. But thore
is no occasion whatever to wait for long.
There is a certain prescribed period of
mourning ; but I have no intention whatever of protracting it in a matter whioh
so nearly concerns my own happiness, and in which I have already
had ao muoh anxiety. If you had
known my brother you would, I am
aure, have shared in my feeling towards
him. Aa it is you can quite understand the
grounds lor a delay, which, under any
other circumstances ; would be Intolerable,"
It was some few seconds before I could
bring myself to anawer him at all. Then I
aaid slowly: " I am certain you mean all
you say, but I must not allow it to alter my
determination. Nothing on earth shall ever
persuade me to marry into a family where,
to put the matter as plainly aB possible, I
am not wanted, or to create a hopeless bitterness between a father and his only son.
From hia own point of view your father ia
perfectly justified. He might no doubt
have taken matters in another light���a
wider and more generous one ; but he fully
believes hiihself right In hia own oourse of
conduct, and ia acting conscientiously and
trom a atriot sense of duty."
" I don't see it at all," Maltby angrily
The interview was now getting too painful for either of ua to endure it any longer,
snd we brought it to a olose by a sort of
mutual consent. I kiaaed him fondly, and
then to please him put on my hat and went
down with him toward! the barracks.
Wo mot the Colonel and his wife, with
whom we exchanged a very friendly greeting, and finally I loft him at the barrack
gates, and wished him a pleasant journey
back to town, aud as quick a return as possible to Eaithumpton. I did thia with a
guilty conscience, aB I had mado up my
mind fully that when he oame back, he
should find I had Uken my flight.
Then I walk slowly back to my houso ;
and when I had entered it, and found myaelf Alone, the full bitterness, loneliness,
and humiliation of my position burst upon
me in all ita hideous reality, and oppressed
me ao terribly that I fairly broko down.
Tears, however, are of no substantial and
practical value in this world. You cannot
weep the seal from off a bond, or tha stamp
from a promissory note. Women, nodoubt,
habitually cry. t suppose it te constitutional with us. But on this occasion if I had
Any tears, or any fountain for thom, it was
wholly dried up, and I faced the position aa
calmly aa if I wore infested by tho enemy,
aud every possible base and lino of communication completely out off.
I aat up till late pondering ovor the situation ; but, twist and turn it how I might
under the- object-glass, it presented only
ono unvarying aspect. I muat leave
Kasthampton, and tho sooner I left it the
better it would bo for everybody concerned,
myself inoluded.
The next morning at an unusually early
hour tor mo I aet to work. My bills tn
tradesmen in the place wero fow in number
and insignificant iu amount. I walked
round with my pnrso in my hand and Battled every ono of tbem, arranging at the
samo time for tho relinquishment of my
viotoria And cob, I thou returned homo,
and there found tho house*agent, for whom
I had sent, and who, having mado fully
sullicient inquiries boforo ho accepted me as
a tenant, did not now bo muoh as even suggest a difficulty,
I arranged with him to let tho house, if
possible, for the remainder of my term, and
until he could do so, to put a caretaker into
it. A bottlo of champagne and a biscut
mado him my most devoted servant.
That afternoon I started for town, making my way to the station by a slightly
circuitous route on foot, and arranging for
my luggage and personal tffectB to bo separately despatohedi With a thick veil and
In a traveling costume I escaped notice at
the booking-office and on the platform. A
gratuity to the guard secured mo a compartment to myself, which he assured me he
would preservo tnvioluto throughout the
journey by informing anyone who might
wish to enter it that I waa just recovering
from aoat let* fever, and that the carriage
would have to he thoroughly disinfected as
soon as tc arrived in London.
Arrived in London, I took up my quart-
era at tho L&nghain. It is a large hotel,
with shadowy staircases and dark landings, A man may very well live in it for a
month, and, unless he uses tho smoking-
room or the coffee-room, never discover tbat
his own brother has boon nt tbo same timo
with him under tho same roof. If, say the
police, you wish for your own private reasons to hide yourself, do not run away to a
little country village whore you uro utonce
an object of curiosity to overybody, but
ohnosa a busy markot town, and boldly tnke
lodgings in one of its principal street**.
My boxes nnd other effocts arrived in due
course, With these about, mo I could say
with the old Roman " Omnia men niecum
porto." 1 wab ready, liko Sir Colin Camp*
boll boforo ho becumo Lord Clyde, to start
for anywhere at an hours notice.
The Spelling Match.
Ten littio children standing in a Hue,
F-u-l-y, fully," then there wore nine.
Nine puuzlod faces, fearful of their fate,
"ill-3\ silly," then there wore eight.
Eight pairs of bluo eyes, bright
tar*   of
y, tuny," then there woro Haven.
Seven pi-jivo bonds.shaking in an awful fix,
IcM-a-y, lady," then thore wore six.
Six en-tardnrlln-rs. determined each to strive,
D*u*t-t-o, duty, thon there wore five.
Five hearts so anxious, bout ing more and more,
s-c-a-l-l-a-r, scholar, then there were four.
Four mouths like rosebuds on a red rose tree,
���M-ei*.**, merry," then thero were three.
Three pairs of pink ears, listening keen and
" O-nl-o-y, only," then there Were two.
Two Bturdy laddies, ready both to run,
' T-u-r-k-y, turkey," then there was one.
Ono head of yellow hair, bright tn the sun,
Hero, hero," tho spelling mutch was won.
The Immortality That Is Now.
Ti** Huid that memory ts life,
And that, though doad, mon aroallva;
lloinovod from Borrow, caro, nnd strife,
lhey live bocauso their works Biirvlve,
And xoino (Ind swootnosw In the thought
That Immortality is now;
Thut though our earthly parts are brought
I ii rmmiio with ull below.
Tlio spirit und tbo lifo yot livo
In futuro lives of nil our kind,
And, iurting still In thorn, enn givo
Ktornal lifo to ovory mind.
Tho wob of things on evory side
Is joined by lines wo may not see;
And, groat or narrow, small or wide,
WliAt hns boon governs whnt shall bo.
No chnngo in ehlldhood's early day,
No storm thnt rnged, no thought that ran,
Kut Inuvi-H n track upon the clay
Which slowly hardens into mnn;
And so, amid the roco of mon,
And of tha earth no denizen
Shall bo as though he had not boen.
The Bull Tuam.
Tho sturdy bull, with stately tread.
Submissive, silent, bows his head
And feels tho yoke ; the creaking wain
HoIIh leisurely across the plain;
Across tbo trackless, treeless land,
An undulating sea of sand,
Whero mocking, sapless rivers run,
With swollen tongue and bloodshot eye,
Still on to whoro the shadows lio.
And onward toward the setting sun.
With tearful oyes he looks away
To whoro his free-born brothers play
Upon tbo prairie wild aud wido ;
Ho turns Ids hend from side to side;
Ho feels tho bull whip's cruel stroko;
Again bo loans against the yoke.
And drinks the while hia drivers drink,
Almost beside tho setting sun.
A Summer Sunset.
Behind yon fortress of the west,
Slow sinks tho sun to rost;
Tinging with his crimson eye,
Tho tleoco on Hospla's vaulted sky.
And out the host of tossed flakes
Fashioned mirrored, castled lakes.
In a landscape bright with hues���
unassisted by the muse.
Lo! Ere hts fiery glance wan spent,
Ono long scarlet shaft was sent
O'er tho valleys and the rills,
O'er tho summer-robed hlllB,
Untiling in a dazzling Are
Tho cross on yonder lofty spire,
And glittering from whose luster bright
Broke In streams of lurid light,
Encircling the symbol's crest
With tho nimbus of the bleat.
'Twos but the passing of a thought
By my vision's fancy caught;
Thon tho twilight rolled between
Shutting out the gilded scene.
A Bouquet of Flowers.
The present you send.
My dour loving friend���
A benutlful bouquet of flowers,���
Is precious to mc.
As coming from thoo,
With perfume of bright sunny bowers.
It reminds me of homo,
Whero onco wo did roam,
'Mid llow'rs In the garden at play;
As swift passed tho hours
Jn flora's sweot bowers,
And short seom'd tho Rummers long day.
Hut life, like tha flowers,
Hath changeable hours.
And sunshlno And show'r Intervene;
Vet lovo In the heart
Can beauty impart,
And holp to mako lifo '��� cv(
One   Exception.
Artist (with enthusiasm)���" Tlie lines o*
beauty arc always curves."
Little Girl (amazed)���" I guess you never
saw a man on a bicycle, did you t
Govemor-oloct Oreonhalgo, of Massachusetts, was horn in Kngland. Tho old Hay
-Stato has never before elected a foreign-
born citizen to her chief executive chair.
Lot friendship and truth
Encompass our youth,
From sorrow and trouble 'twill save;
In sweetest content
Our lives shall bo spent,
And llow'rs strew our path to the grave I
Toronto. John Ihrie.
You should get a copy of the Third Edition of John Imrie'a focms containing
about 400 pages, neatly bound in oloth and
gold, and will be sent, post free, on receipt
of ono dollar. Imrte, Graham 4 Co., 31
Church Street, Toronto, Canada.
Criminal Statistics.
During tho year 1393, thero were 6,766
charges for indictable offences in the aeveial
courts of Canada, againat (1,002 during they
year previous ,oran inoreaao of 764 over 18-
02. Of tho above number of charges in 1893,
thero were 2,053 acquittals, 9 detained for
lunacy,and 74 receiving no sentence for several causes, auch as "Nolle prosequi,*' "jur
disagreed," "ball forfeited," otc, aa compared with 1,900 acquittals, 9 detained for
lunacy and 63 receiving no sentences In
Divided by sexes, the convictions stand
thus : 343 females, or7'4 per cent of the
total convictions, in 1893 ; as against 289,
or 7*2 per cent, in 1892. By ages, 14*4 per
cent, of the total convictions belonging to
the young offenders, under 16 years in
1803 ; against 17*7 In 1892. The following
figures show the educational status of the
convicted. 18-0 per cent, being unable to
read or write in 189,1, against 20'3 in 1892 ;
71-2 per cent having an elementary, education, In 1803, against 74.3 in 1892 ; 1.9 per
cent, having a superior education, in 1893,
against 2*3 in 1892, According to the returns of 1893, thero were 2,521 moderate
and 1,738 immoderate drinkers of the 4,630
convictions for indictable offoncea ; againat
2,151 moderate and 1,740 immoderate
drinkers is 1892. 75*5 per cent, nf the total
conviotiona have been furnished by the
cities and towna, snd 24 5 by the rural districts in 189.1, against 711 "4 and 20*0 respectively in 1892.
. mm*	
A Valuable Collection.
England's collection of plate for uae at
State occAsiona At Windsor Castle is some
thing fabulous iu value, Ita display
surprised even Russia's Crown Prince
himself. It is generally reckoned to be
worth about ��2,000,000. and it is no unusual thing at a State banquet at the Castle
to havo plate to tho value of half a million in
tho room. There ate two State dinner
services, ono of gold, and one of silver.
Tho gold service was purchased by George
IV., and will dine 120 persons. The plates
alone of thia service cost over ��12,000,
On State occasions there are usually placed
on the dining tablo some very beautiful
gold flagons, captured from the Spanish
Armada, which are now, of oourse, of
priceless value, whilo the great silver wine
cooler, made by Rundell & Bride for George
IV., and weighing 7,000 ounces, always
adorns one corner of tho apartment. As
sideboard ornaments there are pretty trifles
in the way of a peacock of precious atones,
valued at ��50,000, and a tiger's head from
India with a solid ingot of gold for its
tongue and diamond teeth.
Miss Brooks���"Do yon get board iu
Brooklyn?"   Bridges���"Awfully."
She���"When will youcall and see papal
He (nervously)���'-I don't know.  When will
he be out?''
She���"What colored eyes do you admire
���brown or blue?" He���"I can't see well
enough in thia light."
Ia Fraulein Sussmiloh at horns':' "No,
sir." "Please tell her that I culled." "1
will tell her at once."
Nearsighted Old Gentleman���"Little
boy, how much does a bicycle like that one
of yours���" Young Woman (in bloomers)
-"Sir I"
Jess���"Weren't you surprised when he
proposed?" Bess���"Indeed I was; my recollection of it waa that we were already
Judge���"How old are you, miss?" Elderly Female���"I am���I am "   Judge
"Better hurry up ; every moment makea
it worse."
'Why don't you send your husband to
the water cure ? Great goodness! What's
the use! He never tastes it no more 'an if it
was poison."
Mr. Beaoh���"All you want ta nerve when
Srm go into tho water, Miss Bright." Miss
right���"Well, you aaid you'd go In with
e, didn't yon?"
People think it is tough when they have
to pay thirty-five or forty cents per pound
for ateak, but it ta a great deal tougher
when they pay only fifteen.
"Why don't you try to paddle your own
canoe," growled Brown aa Jonea atruok
him for ten.   "I can't," said Jones, "but I
n trying to float a loan."
Mra Brown���"Since they have become
engaged they just ait in the parlor and not
a word posses between them." Brown���
"Perhapa there la no room for it to do so."
Servant���"Vis, aorr, Mrs Talker ia in.
What's yor name, aorr?" Visitor���"Prof,
Vanderepliokenheimer." Servant���"Och!
Sure, ye'd better go right in and tako it
wid ye."
"Vou're not tn love, Bobble. Von only
think you are." "Well, how the dickens
am I to find out my miatake If I'm mistaken?" "O, marry the young woman, by
all means."
Hazel���"Did yon find the hotel you stayed at while away ou your vacation 1,000 feet
above the sea, as advertised?" Nutle���"I
did, indeed. They gave me a room on the
top floor."
fiiillrallou* I'i-Iiu
Peiirr Brlwcet-
lo ;i l.-iii:*.   IVi-i-nl  i-r
he   l.rrai .Villon*..
Doctor���"Your husband's pulse is going
at a terrific rate, madam. I don't know
how to aocount for it." Mrs. Springer���
'I know. I told him you might bring
yonr bill with you."
"Now," said the young man, "take the
average woman���" "But there ia no average woman," interrupted the elder. "Vou
lust naturally have to consider each woman
iy herself."
Clerk���"I would like to bave my aalary
raiaed. Boggs gets 86 more than me, and
he don't do any more work. It's unjust."
Employer���"Ves; it ia unjust, I'll reduce
Bogga'salary $0."
"Papa" aaid a little boy, "ought the
teacher to whip me for what I did not do?"
"Certainly not, my boy," replied the father.
"Well," replied the little fellow, "he did
to-day when I didn't do my aum."
Banka (from his berth, feebly)���"I say
steward, do you think it's all up with me!"
Steward (cheerfully)���'-Hevory_think, for
the preaent, air ; but your happetite will
be a-comin' by an' by."
Wat yer shiverin' fur ?" Rollingatone No-
moaa (reading paper)���"Here's apiece 'bout
a man w'at died from drinkin' ice-water.
W'at a horrible death 1"
Chollie���"The idea of a mm sending a
buaineas letter with a P. S." Chappie���
"Dooaid bad form, surely." Chollie���"But
that isn't the worat of it. In thia case it
means 'Please Settle,'"
Professor [(to medical student)���"Mr.
Doseleta, will you please name the bones of
the skull ?" Student (perplexed)���"l'vo
got them all in my head, professor, but
the names don't strike me at the moment."
Lushley���" I hadn't been at my new
boarding house twenty-four hours before I
knew the landlady was opposed to strong
drink." Loahley��� "HowM you tell; by
her talk ?" Lushley���''No; by her coffee."
He (looking at the water)���" Here s the
swell of the steamer, the boat will soon be
here," She (looking landward!���"Oh, he
doesn't belong to the steamboat; he's a
olerk at the dry goods atore up town."
She���"If I give you one kiss, are you
aure you won t want more?" He���" Fir
certain." She (indignantly)���" Then I don't
think I'd care to kias a man who did not
know enough to appreciate my kisses,"
Mrs. X, (observing her friend at work
upon the floor of the kitchen)���" Why in
the world don't you get a servant to scour
your floorsT Mra. Y.��� "Because, my
dear, I'd have'to scour the town to get a
"I was astounded when I heard that
Mr. Brown, who married Misa Sohmidt laat
week, had given up hia poaition. Does he
think that love will support him 1" " Oh,
no ; but he hopes that his father-in-law
Wife���" I mended the hole In your
watstooat pocket last night after you had
gone to bed. I am a careful little woman,
am I not?" Husband���" Ves, but how did
you know there was a hole in my wai-dcoat
pocket?" >
MietresE ���" What In tho world is the
matter with the twins ?" Nurse���" Sure I
don't know ; but from the way they've been
frettin1 and cryin'all day it'a my opinion
that they've mixed themselves up and can't
tell whioh is which."
Deah me I" said the bore, interrupting
the conversation at a few minutes after 12,
I believe it must be time to go."   "Oh,
> it can't be," aatd the tired girl, emphatically, " that timo won't como around
again till to-morrow evening."
A Sensible Speech.
Governor Nelson, of Minnesota, made a
remarkable speech laat week, which is being widely quoted and commented upon in
the American press. It would attraat attention also if delivered in Canada, for we
observe it follows the arguments -iddreascd
by a Cabinet Minister to the farmers of the
West some time ago. We give two paragraphs from Governor Nelson's speech :
"Compare the counties of Freeborn and
Polk, if you pleaae. In the forme.*, with
20 townships of land, 18,000 people, 24
creameries and a great amount of dnir y
products, a large number of cattle, -horses,
sheep and hogs, and an advanced system
of diversified farmiug, monoy is not Hcarco,
and the times are tar from hard and depressed. In the lattor, with 88 townships of
land, 35,000 people, only two creameries,
a not numerous amount of cattle, still fewer
sheep and hogB, a scantiness of dairy products and a system of farming mainly da-
voted to wheat culture, money is quite
scarce and times aro very hard and trying.
"What makes the difference'.' They both
exist under the same currency and tho same
flag. The difference iB this : In tho country of Freeborn the farmers have a largo
and valuable variety of farm products,
bringing a fair price.to exchange for monoy.
This makes money plenty and timon easy.
On the other hand, in the county of Polk,
the farmers have little to exchange for
money except wheat, and that waa a very
light crop, and the prices, owning to a glua
in the foreign market, were very low. This
makes money scarce and times very
There are really displayed sense, wisdom
and courage by the public men who speaks
In this way from conviction and experience.
Tlie d-icidiun of the great powers to do
everything poasible to localise the war in
the east and throw all their influence on
the side of peace is another evidence of the
growing distaste for war on the part of
civilised nations. We may be atill far
from the time of universal peaoe, and in
Europe especially another great war seems
not improbable; but war is no longer the
normal condition of mankind. Commerce
haa taken its place, aud the expansion of
international trade muat tend atitl further
to lesseu the influence of the fire-eaters to
be found in evory country. Not a few important incidents have recently been made
public showing ia an unmistakable fashion
the drift of the times. Arrangements have
been made for the introduction into the
British House of Commons and the American Congress of a measure providing for a
treaty under which for the next twenty-
five years all matters in dispute between
the empire and republic should be submitted to arbitration. A representative of the
Peace Congress ia now on his way from
England to Washington to urge Congress to
support the measure in the world'a interest
of peaoe. Should it bo adopted there would
between the two great branches of the Anglo Saxon race, for after an experience of
peace li-stlng over a century it is hardly
among tho possibilities that war would
again oe warded.
Scarcely less hopeful ia the outlook for
the continuance of peace between Great
Britain and France, whose furious struggles
for supremacy kept Europe in a turmoil
from the days of St, Louis until the banishment of Napoleon to St. Helena. Prior
tn thia event thero had been almost
continuous wai between the peoples
of France and England from 1702 to
1815. Again, looking baok a few yeara,
thero was war between France and England from 1778 to 1783, because of the
aid furnished by France to the American
colonists. Twenty years earlier, from 1756
to 1763, the great wars occurred whioh resulted in the loss of New France to the
French Crown. In the decade preceding
thia the French King aasiated Prince
Charles Edward in his attempt on the
British Crown, and the forces of England
and France fought for supremacy in India.
From this time, looking bock over the
pages of history, there was scarcely a period
of twenty years during which the two peoples
were at peace. Yet lor the put 80 yeara
there haa been no war between England and
France, nor are there questions at issue between the two nationa of buch a nature as
to excite the apprehensiona of diplomatists.
Of even more value aa indicating the
growth ofthe peace sentiment ia the fact
that western Europe has enjoyed profound
peace for 24 years. Notwithstanding the
existence of more perfect war machinery
than at any previous period in history,
over half of the nineteenth century has
by the great powers of Kurope. But for
the twenty yours1 war period following the
revolutionary outbreaks of 1849, and whioh
ended with the final discomfiture of the
third Napoleon, Europe would have had
almost a century of unbroken peace, Thia
gradual lengthening of tho timea of peace
and shortening of tho periods of war
may in some measure be due to the
fact that the increase in transportation
facilities and in the efficiency of the machinery of war ensures a more speedy issue
in the conflict a undertaken. There is not
a little in this oouteniion, but it doea not
account for the peace feeling that la con-
atantly being manifested.
The probability fa that the wars of the
future will bo waged chiefly between those
nations least in touch with western civilization, and that in proctss of time, by the
mero strength ot its position among the nation, the Anglo-Saxon race, not only on
this continent but throughout the world,
will be totally exempt from the horrors of
war and from the fear of attack.
Heeds   From BOs- to imt'uri Old   IIav
Hiiro u tod.
How long will seeds preserve their vita ���
ity ? So many fables have b.ieu and are stil
being promulgated on this subject that a
few facts may not be unacceptable. The
seeds of the willow will not germinate after
having been once dry, and thoir germinating power is lost in two weeka even if during that interval they havo been kept freah.
The seeds of coffee and various other plants
do not germinate after having been kept
for any considerable length of time. The
grains of wheat usually lose their power
of growth after a lapse of seven yeara,
though wheat over two centuries old haa
boon fonud quite capable of being used for
food. The stories of " mummy wheat,"
aprouting after having lain dormant in
Egyptian tomba for thousands of years are,
to say the least of them, very dubious. No
Well authenticated instances nf such finds
are extant, while among other articles sold
by the Arabs to credulous travellers, as
coming out of the same tomb as the ancient
whoat, have boen dahlia bulbs and maize,
tho deposition of which in the receptacle
from which they were said to be extracted
necessitates the belief that 3,000 years ago
the subjects of the Pharaohs wero engaged
in commerce In America. Rye and wheat
only 185 years old could not ho induced to
germinate, the plaoe of tha embryo being
occupied by a slimy putrefying fluid. If,
however, excluded from light and air, and
above all, from damp, seeds have been
known to keop for lengthened periods.
.Seeds of the boan and pea order have
sprouted after WO years' Btorago in an herbarium, and many similar instances have
been recorded, Seeda disinterred from the
soil taken from under voryanclent buildings
nnd other situations have also apr*>uteiF,
though the estimates of tholr ago havo been
all tho way from 500 to 2,000 years. Tbey
can not, howovor bo considered beyond the
range of skepticism.
An Opportunity for England.
It is bad for the Chinese that on the heels
of the disasters Buffered In tholr naval engagements with the Japiuein their Kmpero
nnd his Chief Minister should havo a falling
out which has cost the minister the loss of
one of the moBt highly prixed honors. Hut
it may bo worse for them, since tho report
istliAttbe British representative in China
has detormlucd to tnke the part of the min
istcr, and use bis authority to sustain him
against his master. The causo ot the
quarrel is said to have been the fault of tho
minister in allowing the Japanese to get
ahond of tho Chinese in the war preparations, but there js a suspicion that it lies
deeper in a court intrigue set afoot by those
who aro hostile tothe minister's fondness
for tho European ways of doing things.
It is remembered that when the Chinese
railway enterprkeB were under discussion a
fow years ago thiB minister, Li Hung Chang,
wns in favor of thom, but battled by the
Conservative element around tho throne.
Perhapa, and mora than likely, one result
of the quarrel will be to afford England an
opportunity to take a larger ami firmer
hold on China, nnd she would bo more or
less than hersolf if she did not improve it.
But the world will ho the better if ehe
ahould. If there ia to ho civilization there
tho quicker it becomes English the better
for overybody, unless it be the Russian, and
he does not count.
Health Department.
Care of the Eyes.
There are many phyaiciana who never
think of attributing to the eyea many of
the ailments with whioh their patients are
afflicted. It ia declared by eye specialists
to be a demonatrative fact that many so-
called nervous diseases are caused entirely
by defective vision in aome of ita forma.
The extremely complicated and sensitive
structures ot the eye, once it becomes disordered, is a source of the most acute pain,
and produces more ills than the average
mind will believe. The most excruciating
headaches, nausea, giddinsas, and a generally dull, dazed sensation, increased after
being nut either for shopping, calling, or
at any place of amusement.
Worn out and discouraged, the aufferer
calls in a doctor, who talks about nerves
and lack of assimilation, and half a dozen
other things as wide of the mark as possible, leaves medicines or a prescription,
pockets his fee and goes his way.
The patient is no better ; then there it
talk about aome obscure malady and the
possibility of an " operation," that fat
plum for the average medical man. And
maybe there ia a fatal termination to a
long course of treatment, based on a faulty
or absolutely mistaken diagnosis.
Whenever these symptoms occur go to a
first-class oculist. Take no gueuwoik, aod
refuse any but the best counsel. It will
pay to have the eyes carefully examined and
to get a proscription for glasses.
Hundreds of persona are being treated
for nervoua troubles when they have too
thing in the world the matter with tbem
save strained eyes. Nerve medicines are of
no uae whatever as long as the cause
First set the eyes right. Then take
medicines if they seem to be indicated. It
ia often the oase that oertain disaaaea affect
the eyes. Then constitutional treatment le
necessary. This the oculiet will advise If
it ia beat.
It ia well worth while, after falling to
find relief from medicines prescribed for
nerve troubles and general debility, to consult a good oculist. It is aafe to aay that
in the majority of caaes his advice will go
far towards eett-ng things right, and may
be the means of avoiding much Buffering.
Relative Values of Heats.
All who have engaged in physical labor
should bave an abundance of highly nitrogenous foods, and can vary their diet by
combinations of all healthful dishes that
are obtainable. Underdone beef and well-
cooked mutton are the meats they need.
Pork should be eaten only by those who
have constitutions of iron, who work hard
in tbe open air, and never know what an
ache nor a pain is. Thore is not a disease
that human flesh is heir to which pork may
not cause, nor a pain it may not produce.
A well-known New Vork physician, refer.
ring to pork, hoe said*���"It ia the parent
of dyspepsia,  neuralgia, headache, sleep.
biliousness,   constipation, hypo-
���     ���   -,-f,*,
chondria, and every other "physical
If it muat be eaten be sure that it is thoroughly cooked. The red and dark meats
are more stimulating and mere readily assimilated than white me ats, owing to a
roperty called osmazome contained In the
brine. It ia that principle whioh gives to
meat soups their aroma and taste, and the
darker the meat t he more osmazome Is present. It is almost absent from veal and all
young meats, and from the white flesh of
Baby's Health.
A medical journal gives the following
advice to mothers'.���Never feed a baby
simply to keep it quiet. Four hours be*
tween meals is a good rule for babies. The
frequent feeding of infanta ia ofton the
cause of thoir stomach derangements. If
the baby vomits don't put anything except
water into his stomach for four houra.
Weigh the baby once a week. If he doea
not show an increase in weight each week
something ia wrong. Baby> morning bath
ia both a luxury and a neceaaity. It
should be given nuickly when the stomach
ia empty. Teach the baby to be regular to
his meals, and you will confer a lasting
blessing upon him as well aa yourself.
During the hot weather take the baby out.
Pure open nir ia more necessary to babies
than to adults. During the hot weather
do not naglect to offer the baby, seveiat
times a day, cold water to drink, Remember that it gets thirsty as well aa
yourself. In proportion to ita size it needs
more water than you do,
Double and -Single Beds.
Frahlon haa given ita sanction to tha
use of tho single bed; and large numbers of
ao-calted "twin bedsteads" are now In the
market, many of them made of costly woods
rich with carving. They are so designed that,
wheu placed sido by aide, the effect is that
of one wide bedstead, whereas a separate
apring mattress and bed-clothing aro provided for each one. The double bed is
generally pronounced unhygienic; and medl
cal journals have been condemning it for
aome time pnat, one writer claiming that
injury to one or the othor of two people
aleeping in thia way ta aure tn result in
time. Particularly la thia true with regard
to the young and tho aged.
A New Cure for Insomnia.
A correapondent sends the following as
a remedy:���Just goto bed, and take the
most comfortable position for sleeping. If
after forty winks you ure not asleep, then
try forty more. Tho great difficulty with
victims of insomnia ia, that they alwaya fall
to thinking of the events of the day. Thia
may Ik prevented by persistent counting,
but that la itself a mental effort, and wakes
oue up. Not so, however, with winking,
I defy anyone to think of anything else
whilo engaged in this simple exercise.
Ventilating Buildings.
It is extremely difficult to ventilate
buildings where there are too mnny animala
for the nir space. Not less than one cubic
foot of air Bpsce should be allowed each
pound livo weight, and two would be better, snys Prof. I. P. Roberta. It is probable that much of the tuberculosis which la
present in tho country is duo to the vitiated air nt the stables whioh lowers the
Vitality of the iviim ils so greatly that they
are unable to resist tho germs of disease
when introilucod into the Bystnin * while
animals in thn opnn, properly cared for,
havo such a superabundance of vitality
that they are utile to lock up these gorms
of disease by encysting thom in tho white
corpuscles of the blood.
i i i
Papa's Sarcasm.
Father���" I was met at the train on my
return by a bund."
Friend���"Ah T A brass band ?"
Father���"No; a hat band. My son wears
one of those dude straw hats."
An Inning fop Each.
Binks���"Hotel servants are very honorable in their treatment of oue another."
Jinks���"How ao?"
,   (links���"Quick aa you fee one, he disappears, Bo as to give his comrades nchain.--.*,"
To be personally great la to forget all
personal greatness. THE WEEKLY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 19,1894.
Published   Every  Wednesday
At   Courtenay,   B.   C.
By Whitney & Co.
One  Year
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Notices   of   Births,   Marriages   and
Deaths, 50 cents each insertion,
No Adverlismenl inserted for less ihan
JJ' vertising Agent, 21 Merchants'
Exchange, Snn Francisco, is our au-
tharia-id agant. This ye per is kept
on file in hie offioe.
Wednesday, Sepe. if} 1891.
The season generally has been exeep*
lioniy dry all over this continent, antl in
in iny places the draught has been sc-
vre, entailing great loss lo pasturage
nnd crops. Hut that is not the warst of
it. Ihc extreme dryness, has invited extensive forest fires which in some
sections li-ivc been very dtsasterous. In
Wisconsin and Minnesota the loss of life
has been appalling Hut the rain has
c ime, ���ind from the time of the year we
may judge it to be the usual equinoctial
storm which nny be expected to prevail
all over the continent The thirsty earth
will be satisfied. Tbe parched hinds will
become radiant witli a mantle of green.
The forest fires will die out. Here in
Comox tbe rain is welcome, but its long
absence has created no disaster. Our
lot in indeed cast in a pleasant place.
No drouth, no floods, no clyclonesl
C ind harvest, good times! What have
wc to complain of? Surely our physical
surroundings arc all we could ask. They
arc not indeed perfect, but that wc are
n it to expect. We have had a glorious
summer, and now that lhe fall bas come
with its gratifying showers, wc welcome
tbem as a pleasant change; and in many
parts they will be welcome fur tbe relief it
brings in many ways.
Since tbe above was in type ihc clouds
have rolled by, but not until they bad
yielded up some gifts; they were tlie advance couriers ofthe genuine equinoi rial.
The conviction of Mr. Paisley for* a
political crime before two Justices of thc
Peace at Mission City is attracting some
attention. It is said tlie justices belong
t-> the Opposition party and an attempt
is thereby m.de to throw discredit on
lheir decision. As the case is appealed
it were belter to suppend judgement un
til it be finally terminated. Paisley has
borne a good reputation and il is bard io
believe bim gtiUy. it is equally hard lo
believe the justices have not acted ac-
(Hiding to their honest convictions, and
the fact that they belong tu opposite
party from Mi. Paisley is not important. Tbey may have erred, but in thc
County Courtj surely, justice will be done
If Paisley is guilty, an honest Govern*
ment supporter should be glad to have
him convicted, and if fnally adjudged
innocent, an honest Oppositionist should
be glad to have liim acquitted. It is
sheer nonsenss for political journals to
piss on tbe case in a partisan spirit.
When ihc caae is ended, let censure fall
where ii belongs.
A series nf meetings will be held in
this district by Mrs, Spoffard and ber
associates ibis week. The dates and
plai es are elsewhere noted in these columns. Tliese meetings we arc assured
will be very interesting and be made at*
ti'-'civc by lh'; best singing so that all who
attend will be interested whether they
Sympathize with the object of the meet*
ings dr not,
Article II of the constitution of tho
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
i. al follows: "The objects of ihe Society
are to educate public sentiment up to the
standard of Total Abstinence, instil temperance principles into the minds ofthe
young, savo tho inebriate and to engage
in works ofa charitable and philanthropic
These arc Iruly noble objects. Tho
meetings wc trust will be largely attended. Parents should go antl take lheir
children and above all the young men
should go. They will be sure to be entertained. They will hear some wholesome truths, told in a pleasant way, and
bear some good music.
Mr. George (*. Cnrrie in the Vancouver World talks thus pleasantly about us:
Were you ever at Comox? Tbat is a
question that will soon be asked of every
one win pretends to any extended knowledge of the Pacific coast, for, undoubtedly, Comox is one of ils most favored
spots. If you are now compelled to answer ihc question in thc negative, take a
World man's advice and on the first opportunity go and learn what a rich harvest there is in that vicinity either for
tbe sentimental lourist or thc strong
minded, horny-fisted collier, for the sum
mer resident or the settler who is willing
! and anxious to mould pliable nature from
i iti not altogether inhospitable wilderness
into a happy and luxurious home.
* *
About io o'clock wc drove into Union,
as it will some day be called, although it
no-v is divided into Cumberland and Ui -
ion townsites��� and murmurs of surprise
and astonishment were the order of the
day. Union ts the oldest settled portion
being first brought to light by the discovery and purchase of theUnion coal mines
some six years ago. Cumberland immediately adjoins Union and contains
three churches, three fine new hotels, a
dozen two and three storey buildings con
taining general stores, tailor shops, jew-
elery c-.tiibiisnincnts, medical halls, a
large saw mill, and all thc different lines
necessary to a growing town of 1500
When our party had arrived at Comox
wc fouud the smoke and haze all gone
and wete pleased to discover that the
scenic beauties of the place are up 10 all
thai Iris been said about them. Tbe
Beaufort rouge of mountains extending
inland from across the harbor until its
top- are io-t in the haze of distance and
the island coast range A big blue white
glazier is plainlv visible lo thc right; a
long, peninsular s in '- pit, reaches out in
to the island studded gulf on thc left;
while at our backs was the pretty little
village surrounded by orchards and lutu-
dieds of acres of cultivated land.
With pity at mv heart, T stool and
gaze-*! upon the man before mo; tt man,
a fellow In-inir, doomed by 11 morci ��������*-*
court marti il to die; to lonvo tho ini-ht
and beautiful wor. 1 aroutnl nliu, ami lo
be ushered atone into "tho valley of thu
Bha-low ofdoalh." Anoble-loo'ingmnn
be was, as bo stood thoro, uamovoil
uup 1 iho uiiuuiied taut Biu'runiidod him.
aud a '-latuthty, half defiant. i>x**r'-����ioa
rested upon bis handsome, dar   j* f.ice.
Ilo was a Uniou spy, oiip"*urt*-.. ��� ��� tli!*
Confederate Hues aud beariug upon his
nur-ioii trt-'isiiiiaolu papers tmflluiunt to
nave condemned a regiment. He had
mado a goo-1 fight, but he was at last
uvuvpin.'entd, the papers found upon
him, and, af tor. a speedy trial, was con-
uouined to -lit-*.
I hoi formed onoof tbe court martial,
mid thi.ujt 1 IctMV that ih*i crime of
���a-iagu-ipy was punirihable with death,
1 ut b id i aoaght to have hi.u enured. 1
.v.i   young tiietl, lor irw.is the first feu*
 it 13 'ii our Civil War. and I wan not
;- ns ������! to deeds of blood m I became in
after years ; nud, l*esldos. the spy Wiw
" aiig an i tiati Isomo.by his deportment
\ - .���-..��� y a gc.itlu.aaii, and his reckless
��� r .ve.y had wou my admiration.
N'uht.ali oame upon our camp, and
tiie foi owing moral tig the. spy waa to
ue iuli -d our and shot, 1 had been ap
pointed to tako charge of the exooutloa,
ind, Heated in my tent, 1 was thinlciug,
chinking of the unpleasant duty 1 waa to
perform on tho morrow.
"Lieutenant a note for you, nir."
I Htarto-l na the orderly's voice broke
the stillness of the night, aud, timing the
ov-tuiretohed   ote. read :
i*i-iiioiTti*v u-jiior my rtiml   luin morn Ity, 1
mil iir;u l'"i tin; cu-itr-ir/. tin* if ns- ynu wiil
[runt tiiu favor, I rnniaiu, ���villi rodputit,
Vi'iLii-jt 11 Arm-'
I carefully read tho note over twice,
an I then wild to tho orderly:
"Say that I will como."
A few moments later, and I stood in
the preuaneo of tho coitdomuod man.
"Mr', llayos, yon sunt for me."
"I -li 1, iie.tf m tut; aa 1 ic wn iw*
causo of your kindness to me during tbo
trial, and also that 1 a.iw in your oyes
pity for iny f.ite."
' I do feel lor yon, from ray heart I do;
and sincerely wish I hid nol tao an*
pleasant duty dovolviug upon me of
ordering your Hxeeutioti to morrow."
"1 havo n favor to ask of you, sh1; to
please ordor.tho guard to romovo Home
distance from tho tent, aa it u a confession i wish to malte."
1 gave a command to the guard to re
tire a few paces, and returning to the
tent, Hayes at once began :
"I am no spy, .sir. but am condemned
under circumstantial evidence, i cam-.*
into tlio Confederate lines to vi. it my
mother, who lives in the south, although she ia Union in her feelings.
Aftt a \i-it to bet*of a few days 1 started to return, and by the road-i io v.nmu
upon a dying man clad as a CoufedoraU'
Boldier. Imairiuo my surprise to recognize iu him a noted spy of our own army,
and rIho recognizing me, lie informed
nit* that lie had boen wounded the lligtit
before, by being fired upon by 11 party
of Confederate cavalry, and had ridden
o*t until lie con 1 go no further. He
knew lie was to die, and inti'tutted to my
ear 1 tho papers tie had about him. 1
watched over the poor fellow until he
die 1. and then hollowing out a shallow
" 'Loft liim nlono in Ms irlory,*
and proceeded on my way,
"I havo little more to add, except thnt
I am a major of cavalry iu tli" Unite.!
States Army, and wish that you will
take my private p.-incrs from mo after i
am dead and sond thom to an address 1
will give you. MOW thin i.-, all I i..-*i.. except that you will send me pen and ink
hy the orderly when you return."
Thus wo parted; and finding a scoot
awaiting me at my tent upon my roturn,
I gave him pen, ink au 1 paper, und
ordered him to ride over to tho tent
whoro Hi" doomed inau was with them.
and io tell the guard to rele iso ins hands
of the shackles whil.i In* wrote, but to
keep a close watch upon luin.
A few minutes after, 1 was startlol
by a loud shout, one, two. threo shots io
rapid succession, and then the rapid
rush of hoofs by my quarters. I was
just in time tospo tho scout's horse dash
-swiftly by and reeogiii/.u. by tin.' moonlight, the commanding form of Wilbur
Un yen, tho Union spy, iu tho saddle.
Men mounted in hot haste, and a chase
commenced, but tbo daring soldier escaped, and thus saved him from the
death of a spy.
Upon inijuiry, I learned that when the
manacles had been removed from his
wrist, Hayes, watching his opportunity,
wit 1 two rapid blows struck tho guard
1111,1 the scout to the ground, and springing lightly on the back of the scout's
horso, rodu rapidly away, followed by
tbo shots from the sentinels iu thc immediate vicinity.
Nut Now, After All,
Tho college phrase, " not in it," Is not
new, as many would suppose, but
was uhoI by Euripides, more ihan two
thousand yoars ago, in his "M-'h* igcr.'
when he says : "Cowards do not euiiut
in blittla ; lhey nre there, hut not In it."
llu II.-id It Mail.
Isaac Newton wiw very absent-minded.
Sometime!, after arising in the morning,
he would often Bit with one leg in his
brOeuhos, and thus ru main for horn scon
sideling some mathematical problem,
without ever thinking ot the other leg,
Waverly I
X [jMlii
This Magnificent   Hotel  Building
Will be Opened foptheReeep-
1 on ot Guests July'il.
Finest Appointments.
Best Table, splendid sample
Hooms   and   Reasonable   Rates
G. B. Leighton
At tho Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
For Sale
My farm of M3 acres, with coal riylit,
also stock and farm implements.
James Clark.
Comnx, B.C.
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district f-ister
th.n a walk, will lie prosecuted accord
Ing to luw.
8. Creech
Gov. Agent.
R. B. Anderson,
Practic-il   Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and   Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
Co**-ox, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Union Stav Mill.
All Kinds of Rough -and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, Prnprs.
Oomox, B, 0,
The flront Hinlj "ii li the mr>**t -ffOndertal
rtUgovery of tbe hkc. Endoret-d by EolenUiiomfin
ifBaioreandAmeilCBa Buuyah, purely vegetable, Btops
I-ren-attir* n 's
ofthe'liBclm i:q
in 21) iLj.^CU ���*���������)
.) Manhood
IHb Constipation,
i,\vs&i*^.Vi��-.^ atrengtlicm-',!!!*'
vlgorutos   and
itKrotii  ton. s tlio entire system,   after
lltnlyin cures Debility. Ncr-riiiiHtio's, Emissions,
wid tlerelopes anil restores mak organs, rains
In the batik, lo;*e�� by day ot nli*lit nre Mopped
ijtrukly. over a.ooo private endorsements,
rretiniture'irsfuricnns Inipotency In the first
��� i 'leu.   It cait be stopped in 20 dayij by the use of
The new dlswrery was made by thcBpecial-
iRli-jftliuol'l fatntmi! MiHiMuti Medical Xturti-
utto. Itlsthestroogest vttalizer made. Ills
very powerful, but harmless. Sold for $1.00 a
MMRimoc 0 j-rieltafffcs for W.M (plain sealed
boxes). Written giiaiantwgivenforacaro. If
you buy six boxes and are iiot entirely cured,
six moro will bo sent to yon froe of all charges
Send for clrculiim and testimonials. Addresa
1032 Market 6L- tan Francisco. Os*
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
Sharp,   Proprietor
The Hot*;] is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
thc mouth nf the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox.
Trcut aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel U
kept well supplied  with the best wlifes
and liquors.   Stage connect^   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
CumbGrland Eotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. I'lkct, I'rnp.
Wood & Kilpatrick.
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigs at Reasonable Rates
Give them a call
Robert J. Wenboin.
Machine Works, Nanaimo
Dealer in Bicycles.   A^cni for Brm.t.
lore! Blcvde Co., H. I'. Davis 01* Toronto
English Wheels, Ucastnn, Hnmbcr,
Kiulye, New Howe and Wliilwonh. Will
sell on installment plan or bij* discount
for cash. Paris suprllerl ��� Repairing a
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry,
Steamer Jo n
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
Thc Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT sV.\ Y 1-OltTi ns pussoiiBors
ami frdKlit any otter
Leave Victoria, Tll'IBllny, 7 a. tn.
"   Niinatino for Oiauox. U'clmi iluy, 7 ft. In
Leavo Cuninx for Niuui'mo,      Fl-litnys, 7a.nl
"     Nannthlo for Viotoria   SaUtidey. 7 ant
Leavo fnr VnldiH .'-loi.il ono..; enell lltotitli
For freight or state rooms npply on
board, or at the Company's ticket oflice,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   20,
To tako effect at 8.00 a. ra on Friday
April 27th, 1894.   Trains   run
on Pacific Standard Timo.
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Sa383S-��ISSa*l3*83 iB3
On Saturdays and Sundays
RuturnTlckoU will bo issued bclwoon nil
poivta for n fare find a quarter, Rood for return nut Inter than Monday.
Itt'turn Tickets f��r ono and a hnlf ordtntiry
fnro tnny bo purchased dally to nil points,
good for Bovfn days, Including dny of Issue
No Itoturn Tickets Issued for a fnro nnd n
quarter whoro tbo slnglo fnro Is twonty-five
con is.
Through rntea botwoon Victoria and Oomox.
Mllengo nnd Comtiiution Tickets can ho oh-
Uinod on application to Ticket Agmit, Viotoria
ProsidenL Gon'l Supt.
Qon, Freight and Passcr-gor Agt
The leading* hotel in Oomox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing closo
to town. Tourists enn depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tho
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, So'tcttors, i&c,-�� Office Cor.
Huston and Com mo rei al St., N.v
nauno, It. C
Fun bra l Directors ntid Emrai.mers
Ortdtlatoi of thn Oriftilul. Etirrkn,
aiul United **ltiti*G Uoflogea ut Km-
b.ilinli.g s
Nati.iinio, IS C.
A   Snap,
So acres of fine* land fur s.ile or exchange
)r property at Courtenay, Union or U*
tl ion Wharf
Apply nt this oflice.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
W. E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Pure Drills Cht-tniuals and  P-item
i'hysicans Pm-srii'timis and ul! orders filled
nun ixiru nnil dn-paitjli- i: u. bux lx
Mmm & McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General  Blacksmiths.
Bring on Your Work
UNION Bakery
Best of Broad, Cakes  and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Coniox  Tuesdays and Fridays,
Adderton &. Rowbotham, Prop
Nana itu o   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A RuslwniPi-on. Mill St., l��OBox83,Tel.lH
Nanaimo 11. C.
A complete stock ol Kougli aiul Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also.Stiingles',
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows ami
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
ami all kinds nf wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pmc,     Redwood,
All orders accompanied wiihCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended lo.
Steamer listell
Harbor and ontside towing done fit reason
able rates.
Onnteland Meat Market
All Kinds of
Fresh Muat, llams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Fanners Produced
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly fiiled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
First Dam, by Scotchman.   Second Dam
by  Hay Wallace.   Third Dam,
by Waxwork, etc.
Thc Karl of Moray, Jr., is a Drappled
Hrown in color, three white feet, with
beautiful action and the finest quality of
bone, and like his sire has a threat constitution. He is rising ��ottr years old, Foal
ed July |jth,. 1887, and weighs 1400 lbs.
He was imported by John Hetheringion,
from llruce County, Ontario, and will
make the season of 1894 on his farm, Comox.
Earl of Moray; is by Earl of Moray,
(4354,) registered in the Clydesdale Stud
Hook, Vol. VIII, page 422, with his dam
Nance of Inchstelly, as it appears in his
pedigree.���D. MclNTOSH.
Terms��� To insure for the season,$12.
���       For single service, $5.
���      Groom fees, $1.50.
Jpsufapce Sale.
S'oan Sf S oil's Nanaimo.
What is an Insurance Sale?
Su many people ask the question.   We shall explain:	
After the late di-.asterous fire in Nanaimo the Insurarce Com-
panier cancelled a large number cf policies in seme blocks. We
havejuit f 10,000 00 to placp just at present in any olher Cctr-psny.
Now we cannot afford Io ca>ry over large stock without sufficient insurance Consequently we are compelled to unload. To do
this quickly we have put the prices lower on everything in our immense stock���than Dry Goods have ever been bcught before--le^
than cc t in nearly every in tance. See price lists which we have
sent ci t.
SLOA       Ss SCOTT.
Union Clothing Store
Union, B. C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fur
Suitings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hals, Shues and
J3s,The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
Stage and Livery,
C OUE.TEIsrA.'Y-, IB. C.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,\   Teaming Promptly Bone,  ,',
Get Suited.
J. Ahrams, the clothier nf Union Ins a
line of i.joo samples lo choose frnm fur
suitings- ranging from $22 per suit upwards.   Pfcrfect tit guaranteed
C. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all its branches. Office Gomer*
cial St. Nanaimo.
Society    Cards
I. O. 0. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at S o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially imited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hil'am Looge No 14A.F .& A.M..B.C.R
Courienay Ii. C.
Lodge meets on eyeiy Saturday on or
before ihe full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
K, S. McConnell,
K. of P.
Comnx Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, afier the new and full
moon,at 8 p.m. at Castle Hal!, Comov.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
Min Bind
K. U.S.
C. 0. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O
O. F. meet in ihe old North Comox
school house every,second Monday at 8
p, m Visiting brethren cordially invited
in attend.
J. 1!. JJennett, Sec.
Robert Sanderson.
Joiner tif Carlwright
Courtenay. B. 0.
Union Clothing Store
Goods At Cost.
Fnr thc next thirty days you can purchase at the Union Clothing Store Cloth
ing, Hals, Hunts, Shoes, White and Colon! Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Gents under
Clothing, Socks, Overalls, Cordigan Jack
els at cost The above goods all new.
Please call and inspect goods. Suits
made to ordor al the lowest possible price
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor. Office in 2nd
flit, Green's Block,   Nanaimo,   B.C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday,
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
Heme Made BoysSuits.
Suits tor hoys from two lo ten years of
age made to order, at  reasonable rates.
Apply to
Mrs. Charles Hooper, Courtenay
O. H. Fechner.
Shop: Late Drug store.
Union, B. G.
Geo. H. SOOTT.
House and Decorative Painter,
Paper Hanger and Kalsominer.
Union, B. C.
J. A. Cathew
"U-1TIOK-, B. O.
The Sweepstakes Yearling Shropshire
Ram of 1891. Winner of First Prize at
Shropshire and West Midland Show in
Kngland, -Bar, Also First Prize in hit
class everywhere exhibited in America.
Also Sweepstakes Winner over ail Down
IS reeds at Minnesota and   Dakota  Slate
airs, 1891, ind Winner of Silver Medal
at Dakota State Fair, Sioux Falls, 1891,
for best Ram any age or breed with
four Ewos.
Selected in England by A. 0 Fox and
now standing at lhe head of Woodside
Having imported n son (Top Pick)
of the tibovu celeb atud Earn in 1892,
aud bred him to some flue Half Breed
"Shropshire" ISwas. I have now fcr
sale some Extra Fine Yearling* Rams
and Ram Lamba, at $30,00 o*eh, I
also have some good land improved
or unimproved, iu lota from 40 acrera
tooSSOO at from $10 an acre up and
on terms to suit purchasers.
Apply to Geo. Heatherboll,
Hornby Island.
ID. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and   Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B C.


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