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Array Q. A. McBain & Go.
Roil Estate Brokers
Nanaimo, B. C.
.L* MA'YiiQ
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G. A. McBain * Co.  (I I
Eeal  Estate Brokers ''
Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 8a
COURTENAY. COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,  MAY 23, 1894.
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
���^IMPORTER end DEALERS'
 IN	
Qrocorina
Hardware
Paints
Clothing
Cro ult'iry
Boot*
Gent's Furnishing
Tobacco's
Shoes
Orders Tak
;n for Custom
Made Suits.
v-^     INSllKNAn*.
"-^ .-KM. ggTATB
MARCUS WOLFE,
financial and General Commission Broker,
HOO.M   II, JOHNSTON  ULOCK, NANAIMO, II. C.
AGENCIES REPRESENTED,
d Permanttnt Loan nnd Savings Company, Toronto.
Citizens' Building Society of Nuiiaimo,
Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.
Hartford Firo Insurance Company.
Union Fire Insurance Company of London, England.
Eastern Fire Assurance Company, of Halifax.
Great West Life Assurance Co., of Winnipeg, Man.
Money to Loan 011 Improved rami Property.
D. W, KARN �� CO'S
Orgiins ancl Pianos stand   without a   rival; have  received
' tht- last yold medal given by the Dominion ol Canada, and  the
last gold medal given by the Toronto Industrial Exhibition.
For further information and catalogue apply to
���JOHN MAY,
Or Grant  & McGregor, Nanaimo  . .
Union, B. C Ajent for Vancouver Island.
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London and Canadian'
l'licnix of Hartford
London and Ltwnslitre
Confederation Life.
Green Block, Nanaimo.
Union Meat
Choicest
Fres
Fish
Weekly.
������i-t Market.
ways on hnnd.
Vegetables  etc.
5*3"-      Vessels    supplied on tlie shortest  notice.      ��3tM
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
Eureka    Bottling  Works,
DAVID JON S3, PROP-lir/rOU,
MANUVACTUIIEII OK
SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparallii and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Bottler of DiHeroiit Hi ind i of L-ij'r ll:er Sic-n Beer nnd Porter
A^ent for Union llrcwery Company.
OP    Kef llecr sold for cash only.    '<��*"
Courtenay  11.  C.
Largest Stock of General Merchandise in -the
- ALSO -
New anil Complete Stock of Household Furniture,    Splendid line  of Carpets, Window
Shades and Japanese   Matting.
We Invite inspection of our stock of Spring
and Summer Dress Goods, Hats, Laces,
Flowers, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. etc
Gents Furnishings a specialty.
Mrs. Delahay, (Late of thc Co-operative
store, Nanaimo) is now in charge of our
Dressmaking Department.
Best Styles and Satisfaction guaranteed.
Simon  Leiser, Prop.
COMOX, BO.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour ft Fond Dry Oooda
Farm Produce Eootn & Shoos
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery ft Glassware Faint ft Oila
Gents Furnishings
Patent Medicinal
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Full   Line of Everything.
lndudiiigCranite and
Hardware.
B-OTL-DEIRS
anij
CO-fc-TTK.A.CTOE.S.
Union Flashes
UNDERTAKING   IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
Grant & McGreyor, Props.
To Contractors.
Scaled lenders will lie received by the
Honnr.lditl tlie CltUf l'oniniissioni;r of
Lands and Works, U|i lo ileum of Monday, ill-- jUtli of May, for ill; Construe
lion ofa bridge across Ojiter Kiver.
l'lati' and specifications can, lie seen
and forms for lender dimmed ill die Gov
eminent Agent's ollice ai Comox.
The lowest or auy lender will not nee
essavily lie accepted.
W. S. ("ore.
Deputy Commissioner
Of Lands and Woiks.
Robert Sanderson.
Joiner # Carlwriyht
Courtenay. B. C.
Notice.
All moneys due the late firm of Anley &
Sniilii Ml-M in: I'vin to F. A. Anley or
Tom Ueckcnsll.- !���'. A. Anley
A   Snap
A Dumiinil Vnr Piiptrj*. \
Tho editor uf The WtMturn Wind win feel
Iny .jrw/.y, whfcu a visitor, thin in the jaw
aud lung Ui Hit* luhr, untercd.
".Gaud inoriiiuK," sanl thewlltor,
"Good moru big. -sir," luurumml the visitor.
"Anything I van do foryoa todayV' Id
t-tifi-wl tin* tstiruj;.'
"I hope ho, sir^ I bave nome poetry here
that-I"���      ig
���'rtflo," inttrj-jiptnl the editor. "So ynti
me j-y*o?lf Nill'-iiifliL'timlls tu the wi'HU-rn
.noil'. I'll but,u Itf-m.'Cl**,. 1 Pt-liifiiilnTtlif ln-l
one wu liatl uijt bwri-.,lai'd h shade ('' mid
110H not tikinf^t p-iiii (JitU-tl across tlie
t'ditnr'H face. , -i'S    ���
"Yea sir." raramtiml the vl-tltor.
"W'lmt khiiKw poetry do yuu write?"
queried the editor.
"Almost any kind, sir, if there Ih a de-
Dtatul for It."
"Wil!. ilu-re Isudemand rightnow,1*
"What kind'"
"Obituary poetry. 1 want ahout four
linen."
"Mnn or woman. Hir, boy or girl, adult or
lijfr.nl>"
*OlMII."
"Wiuit'H hit nnme nnd jiljo, ��lrP" nnd the
poet gut out a pencil ilbout-tis thin iih lie
tviiH nnd reaohed for a- t-bttet nt paper uot
much Miluker
"Tliiir't. Immaterial You write tho po*
���i-try, nmi I'll ilmthmnM," wild the editor,
and there wtw Komethtny In the tone of the
voice-.yhleh emmlit fhe piwt lowduwu in
the liver, where it ww wniu*. mid hu went
out of Mint olllci* with a swish that sound
eil like dropping u i-u ihe wrong way of
ihe fur fitnu the top of a III atory bulldhitJ.
-Detroit I-V'-J l��rwH.
80 acres of Hn*.* land fur sale nr exchange
fur property at Couitt-nay, Union or U-
iiion Wharf
Apply at ibis office.
Home Made Boys Suits.
Suits lor boys from two to ten years of
aye made to order, ;it reasonable rates.
Apply to
Mis. Charles 11.io,.cr, Courtenay.
O. II. Fechner.
BARHER
Shop: Late Drug store.
Union, B. 0.
Auction Sale.
I will offer fur sale at Public Auction
at the Kendlug Room ttall, Union,at
7. p. ni, Wed pes day, the 33rd of Muy
Law tN thk Famous cUavin Spring
properly on Uayne Sound, through wli.ch
iho extension of the K, nntl Ni Railway |
and the Nanuimo Trunk Road will pais, ,
Title perfect.    Terms made known nt
lime of sale.
Cbas Dempster, Auctionee.
Qualification  and  Registration
of Provincial Voters
NOTICE Is hereby -riven that tn tic-
cor(l<ihcc with lhe provisions ol Section
16 of ihe Legislative Electorates and K-
lections Act, 1894, I shall hold a Court
of Revision nt the Court House at 11
oj clock, n. ni. on tlie thirty- rst dayol
May, 1894, for the purpose of hearing ihc
claims of nny persons who allege that
their names have been improperly stru-*k
ofl" or omitted from the LUt of Voters
for ihe'Klccttual District of Comox.
XV. B. Anderson
Comnx, May ist, 1894. Collector.
AttealTuRttf War.
At West Lynn, Ma^s., a locomotive
waa eonplod to a litrj-e eleotrio eiltfinu,
mid power wan applied to them ill op*
pOittedirections, i?'or somo time neither
Kiiiue.l an ineh. hut finally, with the aid
of sand thrown ou the track, the loco-
motive came oil victorious.
A y-mry About "Tlntn."
It, I). W. tw!;--. "Give a history of our
time reckoning ny��*tuiu, Ih It certain lhat
wo calculate from the time of f.in liirili of
Ulirtatr"
To lutein witli, I will wty that there U
not. n man llvhm to-lay who mn tell exiici-
ly why one liny in called Satunlay, .July 1,
laim nr -.-.iiiii the cnluulutifin i*> hanud upoii
whleh glvm that km a n^ull There ha��
been so iiiueh tint.(>Hui; with mid cliiuiglutt
of time i'1-cknuinK Hy**.tetnH thnt I ti-ankly
eotifew thai I l.imlly know how iiuu would
(-oulioui evt-n atteiuptlujf toauswurit. I)
W.'h piuKler.
It hns heen clearly MtalilbtJied thnt Christ
tvMi nut horn oil Jan. 1 ef the year with
which ihe t'hriMiim nu lieglnn, lull KUiim
time in the cpriUB (l��-|lev**d loin-April!)
Iii th�� veur A. D.4I llereUau iiMiiriiiountr
able clirot)illogical error to lu'tfhi wiih.
Then, nyaiu, oiIuth takenn entlivly iUmW*-
viii view of iiu* iiinller linw-t tmlahly Pro
ruwnrriiittlerof Munich) mid have proved,
lotliiJrowii Hntisfactlou at luuat, that we
are live years In-hind in our mode of reek-
utility limtuul of beliiK four j'wtw ahecih
tlmtClirli*t wanlioi*n In the yunr ft 11. V���
iiccoi-dluij tn ehi'oiinlBgloal n'ckojilinpi,
which would nmke tld�� the year of our
Uul ISW liiHteud of l��l?;i One curlims
thi uy U chilnied iiy iwtroiioinem,wiiiulithe
editfir, in Iuk a couimnn mortal, W not able
to verify���''I:*, that wi-nniKmiltinlly liwlnu
time, and tlint by the end of the year I3.8WI
(whicli In a euutdili'Hibh' way in thu future)
the m-iu-oiih will If coiiilili'tely Wivaniwi.
All this In huiuR ImitiKht aiitiut hy what Ih
known an the "prueeMlon of thu eipii-
uoxc*." -St. l-oiils Kupubllo, ,
1 lurl'I'-tili- In tlm Itf<* ofa I'VK-    **
Willie Ih ii Binall, roiigli haired terrier, a
trneiihiit and tiugWttlvB chanwter, the ter
rorof tramp", In a sklrinlHlitwlth one nf
whom In* has lost mi eyo, lie mien thu
kitchin with a rod of Iron, Ow Inmate there
udinii'lnnutid feuriug him. Nexttotmni|i��
Willie hnti'H ems. He luut heen (lo((yed
iif'iiin ami a::i*iu forehn-iitt- tlie neighbor'*
Tom. XotldiiKcaii Mop him rushing at I he
nlit-n cat, however. Hni for litnown dome*
tic talthy lie has toleranee nmi h certain
amount iif nlTi-etioii. If another rlog wuru
to attack her, dire would Iw the warfare.
Awhile ago this cat had three kitteiw; two
Were taken hy thu maid Mid *>hici-d In a
bucket of witter and lety Ui their fate. Uo-
fow thm fan* had come Willie perceived
them. He Htiafcched thum from the Imekct
oue bj' one nud carried ilium to his kt-um-1.
Tlie muld attempted to get them away,
tan Willie Hew at her with fury nud theu
rt-timnd lulick llrcl out* mid then tlie olh
it, io kIiow them up together and lie down
near ihem, and in every way to give t*"!
lioor, half duHil thin-js a chunce. This went
on for some time, but When nt bu-t there
was no kigii of breath, and hu ww thnt
tiu-y win- hopelftwiy ileal!, he mnrched out
of the kennel, nhook lilniHelf 11I1U lurlieated
to lhe inniil th it shu httgllt now proceed to
bury ihem. ihnt they wen- piud Intolllgent
ti-iMlineiil. He treau* Lhe reiualiiiiig and
living kitten wlLli lliu iudiiluntiee of thu
scientific for thu normal���Londou Spoci*
tor.	
Some Wen of the ���lnnghtor of elnphsntti
c��u b�� Munred from the inct thnt iu Zau*
��ih��r aloiiH some ftUll.UOl) -nauul** of Ivory
itrt- in irketed overy wuauu frum the tuiki
uf lO.UvW eUphouta, ;
The bnrpue, Louis Walsh is also  due.
There are now seventy men at work in
No. 1. slope.
The (I ory of the Seas, Capt. Freem;m,
is due now.
Str. Miiie-ib, left Monday ni**ht for
San Francisco with }.y 0 tons of coal.
The S.in M.iteo left last Thursday for
Port Los Angelos with 4.500 tons coaj.
Tlie barque Richard 111. dpi.Howard,
is luadii.*,' for Mare Island, Cal.
'lhe steamer Wellington will bt due
Friday tn load for Los Anj^elos.
Materiit is irrivinp* to build fifty more
cats to supply ihe increased demand.
L. Wi Fauquier will open soon a real
e-ttnte, Insurance nnd general brokerage
office ���
R, J, Wenborn, the bicyclist man, is
doing quite -i business here, having sold
cm Saturday two safeties.
Mr. James fiilchrlst, wc are glad to
learn ii over IfisSlckncss, andwem down
below on the last steamer.
Mr. Thomas While is also out again
after a lony (lines, and commenced work
on Monday.
The poptllntion h*ts been increased
lately bj the arrival of two young. Italian1,
both boys.
In No. 2 slope a tonne! is being drjven
into the new coal which is proving to be
of spendid quality.
The only accident octming during the
la**t week which wc have heard if worth
mentioning is a slight one to Mr. Ec\
Filwinimons, who bad one of his thumbs
smashed.
Tbe foot-ball pame on Snturdav was
plnyed at tlie new grounds which arc admirably adapted fur sporting purposes,
between the married men and the single
men, and rcsultcc' in a tie.
Mrs. James McKim has bought Jas.
C ithew's elegant new bouse; which he
had just completed for himself, Thc lam
ily have moved in. Mr. CatKcw will
build again.
The Colliery Co., is Linking a prospect
sh :fi about 41 mile from the cast erd nf
thc town, li wil! probably let Ihe work
by contract ni soon as lhey strike rod.
It is in line of No. 1 slope. A track in
rotmectinn with Lhis will branch of from
the Plain road.
Thc register of the Cumberland Hotel
shows tbe fol-nv iiig names entered last
Wednesday: Cha-t. K. Hartlv, lames
Cinisen, A iron Lurch, Geo. tla\- and
Mr. Merriman **f Nan-thin; II. W-lkiu-
Snn, \'i tf ria; ('has. Wn-jht and K. J.
Mnf'.-it of Vancouver.
G. A. McBain & Co, of Nanaimo will
erect a two sit rev bui.ding on Dunsmuir avenue nrxt lo J. Ahrnms. It will
be a handsome structure nnd "ill be fin*
i lied Aigu-t ist. The firm will carry on
here iln.lt- well I nown hu*inp*s in connection with insurance and banking business.
The new bill her shop of S. Leiser is
fini-lvd and all its appointments are of
tbe lest. It wns opt ned on Monday.
The people appear.-pi east d 'bat they can
get fresh fish nnre a week, and ihe formers ought 10 be tl.ankfnl thai here is now
a reliable market lor what they have to
sell, and nnqiteslion ubout getiing THEIR
pay lor whal lhey sell.
A certificate from John Hoyd Thatcher
the chairman of ibe Executive Comtnit-
tie on Awards, World's Fair, sent J. S.
I ake, Incentive Commissioner of Canada, bas reached here. It rc'alcs to fhe
Union coal and the awird is based, (quo*
ting from the ccriificnte) on "'us character as.shown by analysis, its hard emu
pad nppearance, especially its adaptability to steam purposes, and the general
uses nf good bituminous coal".
it is wonderful what ten days does foi
such a plnce as this. Within that lime
some of the stumps bave disappeared
and upon Hie land which tbey disfigured
neat cottages have nri-en. One on 1'en-
rith avenue, between 2nd and 311I streets
belonging to Mr. Delahay has appeared.
It lestil lis to the rapid work which ('.rant
Si Mcdregnrcan do. Then a little beyond un 3rd sheet is tbe frame nl another
o ttage- the furthest enst along that line
of any. A glance south, and we see the
frames of two or three dwellings of the
number which Mr. Hurry Hamberger is
building. Coming wesi, we notice,- * because we cannot help It,���lhnt Mr. Fad*
Neil's new bouse has received its two
c.tais of paint during ihai ten days, and
that the randsome residence of Mr. L.
Mmince is well under way. Also lhat A.
���C. Fulton's Iwo slorcv shop is rejoicing
witb new paint with appropriate triin-
iniugs - a great improvement over its
former appenrnnce. Ibit the new Lind*
5,1) Hotel! There! we have been waiting for those interested tn name it and
can't wail auy longer. If tbe slmrehol-
di ra dm. t like it let tbem chuoiQ a better
one. That smtoly frame which rises su
loftily Un fining crown to th- highest
point on the avenue, Let US Cllmn up
I ihe ladder into the roof. Now look! Tbe
1 whole town U at our fctt, and we seem
I na a level with ikoso immntains across
! tin* v.ivilli* upnn whose tops rest the nu-
tains ofthe sky. Tin re at the southeast
you can seo ihe mainland, llm lei ihe
people climb up here as ue have if they
want to see ibe rest.���'As I was about tu
say, its only a wick since I wa- here.atul
whnt a change! Tlie slumps bid oecn
pulled out by K Cram's dental machine
and that was all. Now tiu* frame work
is dime, the rustic neariyon. Moimay
T. Irwin commenced painting, ami yesterday (Tucsda;) Geo. Hay began the
brickwork, and by the time this is read
wc suppose Hugh Stewart will be shoving his trowel. Of course cei'bndy
knows tl at Grant & McGregor are
tlie general contiacton*- and |. Maue*
the ardiitect. It will be finished and
ready for the public by tlm "day we
cclcbrnie*'- ist of July. T he cost, lot,
building and furniture, etc is e ni mated
at about $7,000.
Get  Suited.
J. Abrams, the clothier of Union has a
line of 1400 samples to (house from for
suitings, ninging from S22 per suit upwards.    I'erfect lit guaranteed
Photography.
XV. Pictceof the Elite Studio,Nanaimo,
will be in Courtenay with bis Photo Tent
from May 22nd to the 29th excepting
Friday the 25th when he will be at Union
to deliver work.
Creditor's  Meeting.
A meeting ofthe creditor*! of Mr. F. A,
Anley, butcher, who reeently assigned,
was held :it Mr. R->bt. Craham's hole! at
Courtenay at 7 o'clock on Saturday tt*;l*. I
The meeting was fairly well attended.
Mr. W. A. Mathewson tbe assignee was
moved to ttie chair,
A letter from Mr. Iiarkrr, solicitor for
the assignee was read, followed by a
statement of assets and liabilities made
by by the assignor. The as-els amounted as staled to $2304 85 and tlie habili-
t'-is to j2.S8ii:52, leaving a shortage of
*hK.-'.*'i7 at present. The meeting decided to appoint the assignee to collect and
d'Stribute tlie assets ;>i a certain percentage renumcr.ition; lhnt the first distribution should take place at llu- end of two
months from the date of inee'ing; and to
uppn-ni a committee to audit deputed
accounts and effect, if possible, an arrangement. Committee: Thus. (."aims. 1.
P.;  Ino.  W.  McKenzie, J.   P.; and  11.
.Smith.
That Horse's Collar.
ft'cene, -Union Livery Ktnhte.l
Good morning, Ed. Turn out vour
best b'nod. We want to see the val
ley. After smelling oil and pnwder
fnr thc last three months we want a
sniff of green fields and flowers.
All right, gents; here is thc best Arabian the stable contains. He care'ul and
Keep him under control. Hope ynu will
enjov ynur-*dves.   Cood bve.
Here Jack, you drive and I will take
in tbe fresh air.
"The scene was changed.''
It was green tield*; and flowers, river1,
and sea breezes. Thc horse seemed to
eniny it, liis nerves arc toned.
Sav, Tom, he seems to pull terribly on
the I ne*,. Won't you iry 11 repress bun
fcr a little while until 1 rub my hands? I
would rather work the pick for a week
than ho!d that beast in.
All right, Jack, turn hi.n over tn me; I
did nut work any last week. I guess I
can hold him.��� M*! that field looks fine;
when 1 get rich mining I am going to
buy a farm nnd raise fast horses. But
say*! Ed. must shovel oats into this horse;
he has great lire. 1 must slow him down
1 n this bridye cr we may get run hi; yon
know wc are Hunter men and tlie Cev
Agent knows it.
1 wish we had a windlass in this bug-
gv; I w uld pretty soon fix him. I wish
I bid bmuyht a pair of buckskins.' 1
can't hold bim ���my hands arc sore.
Never mind Tom; let bim rip. 1
don't see the agent and the budge was
'sed last year.
Here, Jack, you bold bim for a while
my b.indsare blistered.
So are mine they were blistered before
I turhid hi.n over to ynu.
Well, yon take one line, any way, and
I'll trv to manage tlie other. There! now
we'll bring bim to time. Who is that
riding that bay? 1 believe its 11- from
Unioni
H���What are you fellows doing?
Wc are not doing anv thing. The
horse is doing it. Say! cant you give us
a spell?
Why Innk at that animal*: you arc d'iv-
ing him without a cnllar! Well, 1 declare!
1 wonder if Ed forgot tn put it on: nn
what part of the bnrse should ii be?
Why nn his neck
Well, Toni, I believe we must have lost
it; liis neck docs not Innk the way it did
when we ieft: but be seems to 00 belter
now lhat be did at lirst; I ihink collar.-.
ar�� only an ornament, but I'll isk Woods
what they are good for and if he wants
om* I'll net Ah Sing tn dress nne for the
Arabian,   ("���et!
Notice
Having sold nut my Soda Water
anil Bottling business in Comox District
m Mr. David Jones of Courtenay 1 desire
10 settle up all outstanding accounts at
nnce and paries will c-nfer a favor hy
paying the same to bim there, ns he is
fully authorized to collect for me and receipt forany moneys paul bim,
Louis Lawrence.
Nanaimo, U. C. April 11,1894,
Notice.
To tbe readers of tbe "Weekly News":
Mr. A. Uptaker, the Jeweller, hue of
Vancoufer, U. C, has opened up an establishment in Mi Kelvey's house al Cour
ten.iv, It. C, with a choice stock of
"Watches, Jewellry, Musical Instruments,
Stationery, Tobaccos, Cigars, and smoker's articles as well as notions, etc., etc.
Mr. Upiaker otherwise known by his pup
nlai' nick oamo as "llnnev" is well known
in lhis locality nnd lhe Union Mine*.
Wait h and Jewelliy repairing prompt-
1> and neatly done.
Sports and Ball.
Spoils for tbe 241b o| M.iv will be held
in Com tenay under the nuspi < ���* "f Cour
tenay Athletic A��oclnt*,on. Everybody
is invited to attend,
The following **-. a list nf the sports aiul
prizes, nnd'in each case there must be, at
iea-i, three entries or nn second pr /*',
Tlie spnrts will open with an Association fool ball match- Comox Valley \s
Union, at -j a. tn. sharp. |
Enhance fee    ist. :nd 3rd |
Knot ball match
llirvele K*ue ��� Slow       .50   $.J.    $2.
Bicycle Race-Lung    $1      J5    J.I*
Vaulting with pole       $.50   $3.    $2.
Girls race, under 12 years     $.75 .50 .2;
lioys race, under 12 years    $.7; *5�� *25
ion yard dash $1. K $2.;o
Klnntchmen's race 32.    3i.
Running Hij^h Jump .50 $3, $3,
Girls race under 16 years $1.50 $1.
Standing high jump .5�� $3- ���?���������
Stalling broad jump .50   $3   $2
Boys race, 1.11 ier |6 vents   $1.50 $1,
One mile walking race. $1. $5.   $2.>*o
Egg race .    .35  $2.    $1.
Running brnad jump .50 53. $2.
Wrestling m.iich. catch as catch can fnr
Amateurs .50 $5.
Three legged race ,50 5? $2
One mile race Si.   $5*   S3-
Tug of War.��� Comox Valley vs Union.
Horse race $1*   $15.  $10.
Ball at Club Room ��� 8 p. m.
Tickets including supper at Courienay
House $i.,eacb nr $2. a couple.
Supper ai Midnight
God Save thc   Queen.
D. Junes���Chairman j
1. R, Bennett���Treasurer >  Committee
F. W. Robbins- Secretary )
Local Brevities
Queen's  birthday 10-morrow.
Call at this office fur any kind uf job
printing.
For Tents and Awning-* go 10 Grant &
McGregor's,
Pants $jup and suits $2$ and up al
J. Abrams.
McPhee & Moore have received a
large iiiiibigntnent of tunttttinni-rv and
sp.ces.
Tlie Union Colliery Cu arc putting up
an addition to their office, as a rcceptnble
Im a bugb ��,ate which will weigh fully : ,'j
tuns.
li is reported lhat J 11. Holmes lias
pun hased the lot on the cortirr of Dun-,
muir ave and 2nd stteet, Union,on ��hi. I>
the drug at- re building stand.
The mail at Cniirienay closes nn Thins
day promptly at 6 p. in. and lhe money
order department at 5 p. in. on same day
A lepresentative of W. K. Leightntvs
insurance agency will he up, it is expei.
led, by totnonnw's steamer.
Vor S-U.K.-A Jers-v bull, full pedigree. Applv to John Piket, Cumberland
Hotel, Union
Billy Davidson Ins about tbe best two
horse turn out. in ihe d*strict��� came up
on the last trip of the Joan.
(in May, 24th. the Courtenay Athletic
Club will duly celebrate with a fine I'me
nf sports; and in the evening will have a
dance.
The-s. Jonn will leave Comnx at 5 a.
m. nnd Union wharf at 6 a. tn. to-morrow
(Thursdav) for N-inalmn at 9 a. n*.
Round Ittp tickets only $2.00.
Ed Small, Jas. Miller and Joe. Fii-t-
ger.dd left Monday en a hunt, Thev
went by Ur.ion to the Great Central
Lake, and evprrt to be back in time to
celebrate the Glorious Kirst in Courtennv.
Mr. Jim J. R. Millet- of Little River
moved into his new house last Saturday.
The house i*. raid to be lull of character
- not a pal tern of some other, and with*
all a very interesting and convenient one.
Thc Smith boys up the valley have a
Fplendld two hone rig, fit fnr a nobleman
Well, we are g'ad lo see the evidences
of thrift multiply,
The Ne*vs will have by to-day's steam-
���er n complete out-' l for dn'mij nil kin.ls
of job printing. Our friends, thercfote
who mav need posters, bill-heads, letter-
bead*-, circulars, tickets, cards, etc are requested to give us a call.
Don't forget the great auction "-ale of
Baynes Sound property, by Dempster,
the Nanaimo auctioneer un tbe 23rd.
Thev*ll ,'n cheap now, but in twelve
months, it will be hard to get them for
treble    the money.
Gram St. McGregor's will receive a-
bnut next steamer a car load of furniture
selected from half a dozen of the large**;
establishments in the east. There iviil
be found among it some ol the latest designs and novelties, snch .is have never
been seen here before.
It is nuggestetl that bees would not do
well herenwing to theabundance of yellow
wasps, bur observation proves lhat in
sec inns where the yellow wasp abounds
the bees prove themselves masters. If
we had more bees here we would have
less of the yellow jackets.
'There was a successful piling '.'bee" *rt
Ed. Phillips last Friday. There were
several teams and about twenty then
pretent and between two nnd three acrts
were piled. In the evening there wis an
enjov.ible dance at Grantham school
bouse, as a pleasant finale to ihc nffriir.
The Department nf Agriculture is informed that certain kind nf "beer.' do.
well here.
A subject nn which there is -till alarce
amount of misconception is that of tne
artesian, or self flowing wells. UfttiQ-ty,
as we perforate thc crust o'" tlie earth,
we lind water at nogre.il depth, but generally lhe waier will only rise to a certain height in the well, which i** known
as tbe water line. This line tna> vary
on the wet or dry weather, or on high or
low ground, and in the same locality water is sometimes found only at surprising
depths, while near by tl may be found
much nearer the surface.
Thursday's Stage,
The Conrteii.ty stage will beat  Union
at 15 o'clock to-morrow (Thursday) and
will leave thc hotels thereat lhat hour
for Courtenay   and  "ill  return   in the
evening Oi as may b*1 desiiable.
Fire Shaft.
An enterprising gentleman living rent
Couitcnny proposes tn sink n shnll ubi 11
iwo miles into ihe c.inh sins to tap iHe
Mibierrnncmi heat, 'Tin*, he will utilre-a
fni healing buildings, conking, bl cl:*
smithing, brickin.iking, imn and necl
manufacturing, electric lighting nnd
general power.
To Peopleof Union and Vicinity,
R. It. Anderson, watchmaker and jew��
eler nl Comox, takes pleasure in nnnoun
(ing ib.it lie has authorized Oscar l,ow,
driver of Wm Mathewson.s milk wogffn
to receive for repair foi him, and to de-
Iver when repabed, free of charge to cus
miners for carriage, watches, jewelery,
title-*, guns, etc.
Glee Club Organized.
There was a good attendance at lhe
school house, Courtenay la-*i Thursday
evening, for the purpose nf fonnirj: >*
Glee Club. An organization wnselVected
by ibe election nf Mr. Win, Duncan as
chairman ni committees wiih Mr. F, W
Robins, Secret ar ^-Treasurer. Dr. J.
Westwood was chosen Instructor. A
business committee was selected composed of Dr. J. Westwood, John McKenzie and I. B. Bennett.
A deputation fiom the Bay consisting
of Mrs. Horace Smith and Miss Maid
Smith was in attendance and were re
quested to make an effort for the organisation of a similar club at the Bay in
co-operate with the society here. Il is
thought that they will succeed in nci
compbshing ibis, and that united upnn
occasion tbey would make a very strong
musical body.
iB A BALAKLAVA HERO
One of the Last Three Survivors of
the Charge of the Six
Hundred Dies in
New York.
A  MEDAL  WON   IN   FOUR   GREAT
FIGHTS.
DI-iiiDmilt-il 1,.v 11 Shell al lltilaklnvn, II*
At-li.r-1 h  Khlcrle-is  Mrr.l ttUtl   li-i-tlu*.)
OH " lulu Ho* 'I.mi Hi of 11.-II."
The New York World saya i���A veteran
of the Crimea, a survivor of tlm glorious
ulmrge. of the Light Brigade nt KalukUva,
William Hibbert by name, died Saturday
morning in liis humhlu homo, ut No. 51li
Sixth avenue, of pneumonia, aftor an illness
of one week. Mr, Hibbert was a native of
Nottingham, England, and reached Ion
nixty-tifth birthday tho day before hf"
death.
������������&*&&���*>-***���' ' v   'Vi^
WILLIAM   IIMUIKItT,   HERO   Ol     LA1.AKLAVA.
At the age of twenty, fired with the
patriotic fervor that inspired all Kngland
at that time, Hibhcrt cuHbLc-I in the Royal
[nniskillen DragoMi-t, nerving with Ihem
throughout the Crimean campaign, am'
being diauhurged as a corporal at the e\
pii-ation of his term of enlistment.
He came to this country over twenty
yeara ago. He was twice married, and
leaves a grown-up daughter, Mrs. Fanny
An till, hy hia lirat wife, at Nottingham.
Hia second wife, whom ho married in New
York icn yeurs ago, survives him, Tlie
funeral took place on Tuesday,
During tho Columbian naval demonstration a, year ago, Admiral Hir .lohn Hopkins,
of tho English Navy,on learning that a hero
of Balaklava lived in thia oity, Bent ft noncommissioned officer to see Hibbert and invite him to visit tiie liritish Heel. Hibhort
was received iu the Admiral's cabin, and
was given the freedom ot the flagship. Ilia
warrant ollieers were directed lo pay him
especial attention,
Hibbert's last illness waa very pathetic.
Uu tho day before his death, his birth*
day, he seemed a little better, and nai up
in hia shabby bed, propped hy pillows,
Hia worn eyes were pleased with tht
bright sunlight that had come at last,
after days of storm. His mind wandered
back over the oxeiting scenes of hia life
aad he was glad to welcome a sympathetic
visitor,
William Hibbert, stocking weaver, and
onoof U&laklava's famous Nix Hundred,
waa   sixty-five years old   yesterday, and
- lho sun came out to smile down through
the window nn tho pour, pale, trembling
old chap, as be lay waiting for death.
All tne day long he sat upright, propped
with pillows, in hia shabby bed. Kvery
now and then he brushed hack the disheveled hair, long and white, from his
wan forehead, and mopped away tho big
drops ol perspiration that gathered there.
lie gazed outof the window, and did not
movo for a long time j then stared aliout at
the htuuhlo furnishings of the room.at some
odd color prints on the wall���prints such
as could bo bought in any junk-shop foi
l.alf a dollar���then pursing up hia lips and
shaking his head aa though tu shake it freo
of recollections, be said to his visitor :
"They couldn't kill mo in battle, but
I'm about done now. There's a grfppin*
on me hero," und he put his hand to his'
throat, " an* I haven't got any pain on'y
I'm so weak. This pneumouy Kills, tbey
say."
Tlicn he struck with a dog leash a feeble
blow at the great red comforter with
which his wife had covered him, and add
cd:
"It'a too bad, but it'a got to come aome
time. It might as well be now. I nover
expected to be Unsold."
I'LQltY IK 011S0URITV.
The plain place which Hibbert sailed
home, the place where he bud lain down to
die, is the top floor of a building juat below
Thirty-first atreet, in Sixth avenue. For
years he had gone up and down the
narrow stairways there, to and trom his
work, stocking making. He was to the
folks who saw bim just a plain, white-
tieardod old man, with a keen eye and quiot
ways. They never knew that that eye of
the old man's had looked through smoke
into the holching mouths of tho Russian
cannon at llalaklava, and that under liis
unpretentious old coat ho wore the precioua
modal which told he was ono of the
seventy-four heroes who came hack 011L of
that awful charge of the Light brigade.
He never displayed the treasure which
any soldier in Britain would givo hia anna
for. Ho just wont on knitting in Parker's
shop on the floor below, and on Saturday
night oarrylnghisflarnin08,about$SOa week,,
Up to hia frugal wife. They used tbo hall;
landing for a sort ol kitchen, and washroom   and   general storehouse,   and   were
pretty comfortable thore. The only othor
member of tlio family was a  particularly i
zealous pug dog, who always followed oloae '
at the old man's heel when ho went on the
atreet. The prints upon the wall areola*
Hires of the fainoua charge, and yesterday,
pointing with his shaky, old finger, he said,
in h voice scarcely oudibla :
���'Thore-J*e See? There's where we was
goin'in. That's Nolan--dipt. Nolan, him
as brought lhe message that 'hey had all the
row about, History never found out who1
nnt the message for ustoohargothom guns,
but   Locati  never sent   il,    Kveryln��i|y ��[.
ways thought Raglan som ii to Cardigan i
that wiih his brother-in-law.   Oh ! ' and old
Hibbert sighed and si k his head,'' it waa
a   pity,    a sinful, terrible thing,   I can
remember-   It is as plain as if I saw it. now,
aa Nolan rude up and gave llie order.
"Cardigan turned on him   and   cried:
- Nolan,wlio Bent that order '!' No answer.
Thon he asked again: 'Who sent that
order'!' Hut there was no answer. Third
timo he asked bim, and all tbe answer
Nolan mado was���he pointin' to tbe breastworks : ' There's lhe enemy. Co ! ' The
he daihed on.
"Cardigan juat threw hack hia head
and Baid, 'Well, here's the last.' For an
hour and a half after that nobody knew
what waa happening except that ho waa
runniii' right into hell, as the poem
aaid, Three miles away. 11 looked like a
lifetime journey, and the men began to fall
away as the shells yelled an' lore among
ua, Every time one toppled off bis horse I
around mo, 1 thought 1 was goin' next.
The man who expected to come out of that
Would have been crazy. The four men next
ino, in front, behind, and on both aides wero
killed, and as t spurred on alono I saw a
shell coining straight towards me, straight,
straight, ' liibbert, yc'ro gone,' Haul 1,
Itut I give just one jab o' lhe spur Into
that marts, and ahe leapt like a shot, Sho'
swerved, 1 should think, a dozen feet, and j
the shell took her nigh hind leg. I went
tumbling. When I picked myself up there
was a horso without any rider. I got Into
the saddle, and went on with lho rush. j(t
was terrible."
Aa the eld man went on with hi** atory j
hia pale face took on color, and his wife,
tears   in her   oyea,   came   over and sanl,
������ Please don't let him talk so much,"
A BATTLL llKLh COLLOQl'*?,
"He quiet," aaid the veteran, "I'll ho
through in a minute. Well, air, as I said,
I spurred this big horso on, and I passed
dipt.   Williams. '
'"Hello, Bill,1 says he, 'whore's that mare
o'yourn'.'
" '('one,' aaya I, 'A shell struck her. 1
found thia fellow ruuein' loose.'
"The Captain looked at me and says,
'Bill, it I get back out o' thia alive youTl
have a special mention fortlut.' That waa
the laat 1 saw of him.
"Well, when we got up to about three
hundred yards of lho works, they couldn't
train the guns on us,and we just fought the
Russians buck an' cut 'em down an' spiked
the guns. That was what we went for, ye
?ee. We all 'had litllo spikin' mallets,"
and as he said thia the old fellow's hand intuitively sought his belt, but there waB no
mallet there, nothing save the thick plaid
shawl which was pinned tiglitahout him.
"There," he said, after coughing feebly,
"there's the picture of the oomin' back.
Ve cau see it was awful, ouly seventy-four
came out. An' Nolan was tho firat lhat
had been killed, I saw hia body. Tho ball
had cut straight through his cheat. That's
a good picture of him up there, a ilashiu'
devil of a chap, an' the wildest Irishman
an'ihe best soldier Lhat ever lived. An'
lhat other picture, that's Cardigan."
TIIK [���RtOKLBSSMBDAL,
Close beside the bed lay the otd soldier's
waistcoat He reached out and drew it to
him, then tenderly unfastened from lhe
breast of it tho heavy silver trophy which
told the atory of the aharc he had borne
in the struggles of Uri tain's arms in the hor*
rora oftheCrimea, Sol-aatopol, Inkorman,
Alma and llalaklava were the fateful,
glorious names upon thc silver cross-bars,
The lettering aud chasing had worn away
with the years that thc old man had carried
the l^ueou's cuihlom next to hia heart. Hut
engraved around tho edge of the medallion
were those words : "Wm. Hibbert, 4th
It. I, Dragoons."
When ho weni back to England Hihbort
left tbe army aud settled down to tbe old
slocking trade which he had learned as
'prentice. Then ho married, After hia
wife died he commuted hia pension, anil,
taking whnt he could get in a lump Bum,
camo to America. For fifteen years ho kept
al thc steady grind iu r&t-ker'sshop.payhig
bia debts promptly, they say, his word
always as good aahis bond,living manly, aa
a man should live who rode behind Wild
Nolan and bore away from the bloody ram-
parte of Haluklava the brief boon of life and
a fame thul will outlast war.
llllsilKltTS i.L'UtlOr.f  MEDAL.
1 Oh, many a man, air," said  the old
aoldier,   " haa looked at that badge and
passed it by.   They didn't know what it
meant.   Hut I know. That's ail."
Hia lipa and the weak half-whispering
voice trembled, and tho tears atoml in liis
line old blue eyes as he stroked the worn
medal softly with onc white hand.
BBCOONITlOI-r-
Whcn the Virginia regiments wero up
here some of the gentlemen aaw mo when I
went into a pubhc-hoiine to getabito'
beer. Au'. they saw this on my vest, ond
they took me and introduced me to the
Ceneral, aud his name waB Leo, and he said
it was tho proudest momont of hia life when
he shook hands wi' mc ; an' I give him mo
likeness, an' he said as how every meeting
they bad lhey was always for havin'that
piece spoko about the charge, an' always
after this, w'en it waa spoko, they'd give
me threo rouaiu' cheers.
Then I went --.board tho Blake, too,
and I got to know Admiral Hawkins. 'K
asked my likeness, loo"���lhe old man, with
' i soft Noltinghamshiro accent, aaid
ahknesa." '- They wanted me to go back
to Kngland, hut it'a too late now. There's
only three left of the seventy-four, sir. Ah'm
fahnoyln' 'I'll bo only two before I ace you
again, air. Thank yo for good wishes,
though."
Tho veteran, courtly and gentle, waved
l.:.i weak hand in farewell, and tbo pug dog
sprang to the bed aud prcssod close to Hih-
bert'a pallid, seamed old face as it fell back
upon thc pillow.
Romance and Realism,
I don't quite understand the new boarder," said the landlady, in a burst of coiill-
once to tho star boarder.
"What's up';" usked the star, suspicions-
ly.    "Isn't lie disposed to pay?"
"Oh, not that," she remonstrated, "He's
perfectly good, I'm sure. It's the way he
ooka at mo,"
"How's that? As if you wero going to
give him notice''"
"Don't, Mr. Star," ahe simpered. "Really, you are unjust to him. I mean the
wool, shy way he has of turning his oyes
on tne,"
"He's robbed somebody, likely, and ia
(raid you'll get. on lo bim."
"Vou shan't talk no," aha sanl Indignant*
iy-
"Duly this morning, at breakfast, he was
iitting (ns sleak, and I happened to I.ml,
lown bis way, when he gavo me aiich an
earnest pleading look, thai I felt the blood
rush Into my face. Oil���I���I���I wonder,
Mr. Star," she twittcied. "J wonder if he
can be in love wilh mo?"
Lovo, nothing," ho snorted ; " that
isn't lovo. 'That's lough beefsteak," and
thc sentimental landlady burst into tears.
Tactical farming.
The Care of Young Poultry.
To insure a succession of eggs next winter, set the first lu ns early iu the spring,
then, cue or two months later, set again,
and so on. Hens' eggs will require twenty.
une daya for incubation, it not enough
hens ate broody at once, wait until there
are more, for in setting several at once,
two broods of chicks can often be put with
one hen, and the other ben will soon again
be laying eggs. Also, aslhechicka grow,
there can bo moro of ihem in one pen, as
all the chicks in any onc pen must he uf
nearly tho samo age ��� otherwise tho larger
will crowd out tho smaller, finally killing
them. When lhe chicks are hatched, thoy
should not ho disturbed for at IcaBl two
days. Have ready for them a small pen, a
good-si/.ad hox or barrel laid on its aide, in
a warm place, out of doors, if not too oarly
in the spring. Connecting wilh tho pen,
there ahould bo a yard or um, four by six
feot will do, covored with wite netting, or
slats, top and sides, to keep out cats and
otl.or animals, but so arrpnged that tho
top can be easily removed for oloanieg out,
or spading up. A part of this run should
bo roofed over with looso boards to keep
out tho rain, and, until the chicks are a
month or aix wcoks old, tho whole pon
should be covered witli boards during any
continued rainfall. Celling wot kills more
chicks than all other causes combined, If
the weather he warm ami clear, tho mother
and chicks can ho put into thoir pen, when
the chicks aro a week ohl, ami kept thore
until lhey are two mouths old. Then lake
the mother hen away from them and put
them in a larger pen, which need uot have
a covered lop, unless it ia impossible to
otherwise keep oft' cats, skunks, or hawk
Until lho chicks are fully feathered,
they ahould be fed six or eight times'a day,
f/iving them bread, the host portions of
table refuse, oatmeal, or com meal mush,
with aB largo a variety of other food as
possible. They will oat, and should have,
a green food after they are two to four
weeks old. Iu feeding them meal, it muat
bo woll cooked aud cooled. Keep fresh
water where thoy oan get it at all times.
After the chicka are half grown, thoy will
get along with about what lho older fowla
got in tho way of food, but will cat and
gain faster on thc especially prepared food
abovo described. At any timo after the
young chicks are a week old, thoy will he
g/eatly benefited hy an occasional run in
tho grass, if itis posaible to arrange for
this.
Young chicks should never be put in tho
same pen or yard witli those much larger
thau themselves. After they are nearly
grown, the cockerels will become quarrelsome, and should he removed by themselves
to other quarters entirely separated from
tho pullets. If i here should bo any ailing
chicka, put the suilerors in a pen by themselves, and feed a more tempting grade of
food than used ordinarily, -Medicine may
sometimes save a sick fowl, hut oftener it
will not. A certain number of the Hock
may die each year in spite of all precautions
or medicines. If the poultry raiser will
persistently observe system in feeding and
watering, iu cleaning houses and yards
and havo a watchful interest iu his flock,
ho cannot foil of reasonable success from
lhe start. Poultry-raising requires very
close attention to details, and proves most
profitable with small flocks and abundant
food and space.
Site Didn't Take With theGentlemen
She was reliuod, intelligent, and not bad
looking, but somehow sho never seemed to
take with tbe gentlemen. They didn't 111 o
her listless ways ; Ihey aaid she hadn't any
"snap'' about her. Poor girl I Bhu waa
Buffering from functional irregularities, and
it was actually impossible for her to tako
much interest in anything. Hut a change
came. One day ahe huai d of Or. Plena's
Favorite Prescription. .Sho procured a
bottle, and bIic had not taken half its contents when she felt like another woman.
Now sho is in the enjoyment of pel foot
health, and has suitors by tho score. No
woman need suffer from functional irregular! ties and weaknesses. Tho "Favorite
Prescription" iaa safe and certain euro for
all tho weaknesses to which women are
peculiarly Biihjecl.
Dr. Pierco'a Pellets cure const ipatiom
biliousness, indigestion and headache. Hue
a dose.
A fashion item saya that coats will bo
worn bmger than usual this Spring. This
is rather odd, considering that moat people
are shorter than usual,
should be brought gradually iuto full work
iu the spring. Do net put the horses at a
hard day's plowing at first, but rather let
them do lighter work for the firat few daya.
Their shoulders will need watching, to aee
that tho collars fit well, that they do not
gall. Loose collars are the most frequent
cause of son shoulders. Sponge the ahoul
ders night and morning with a strong de
coctton of white oak bark until they get
hardened. Many farmers think it too
much trouble to remove the collars at noon,
but I think it would well repay the trouble
in added comfort to the horae. It is like
taking off your hat when you come in at
noon, tired and heated by your work.
Removing the collars at noon while the
horses arc eating gives the shoulders a
chance to become ��� ml. Wheu a gall does
come, bathe it at least threo limes a day
with cohi water. If possible, leL the animal rest until the phee ia healed, hut by
all means try to arrange by winding cloth
around tho collar to relieve the pressure
upon that spot. Oo not hurry the team too
much, but let it take its own natural pace,
and it wilt not need lo rest so often, and
will leavo tho field fresher than if hurried
along with a whip.
In marking out ground for corn or potatoes, if one horse is used it is not so easy
to drive in a straight line as when two horses
are used. If a single horso is used it will
go straighter and better if it is allowed to
go slowly, A horse that is jerked and
yelled at becomes nervous and does not
know what it is about, and cannot do hall
mo woll as wheu ho ia unexcitcd. Give ii
horso a looso rem when he is at work. Hu
cannot use his full strength if his head ii
drawn up with a tight check rein. Perhaps
it is not beat for all kinds of work lhat
there be nu check rein at all, for a horse
will bo reaching down lo the ground wheu
standing still, but it ahouhl certainly allow
tho horae lo get his head down to a level
with the reat of his body. Snme burses
naturaliy carry their heads high, even when
at work, but most of them do not need to
get their heada down to throw all their
weight into the collar to move a heavy load.
Care of Harness for Farm Horses.
The capacity of thc horso for work do
pends much upon hia harncts. Stiff harness
tires and worries him. Oiling the harneas
wiil mako it flexible and will also make it
more durable. There is no hotter time for
oiling harness than some stormy day on
which outdoor work is forbidden by tho
weather. A mixture of three parts neat's
foot oil to one part of beef tallow, is a
splendid application. A little lampblack
may be added, to blacken the leather ; and
also a little castor oil, to prevent the mice
from nibbling. Hut tho heal way to pro.
vont the mice from nibbling the harness jb
to iiai.g it in a tight closet and keep two
or three good mousers about the bam.
When the harness is being oiled is the pro
per time to make any needed repairs. This
work also can be done indoors on stormy
days. It ia certainly much better to do it
then, and not to have vexatious breaks
when plowing is pressing to ho done. Very
nearly all the repairing that is necessary
can he done at home. It will pay to have
on hand at all times a supply of linen thread,
wax, a half dozen assorted needles, awls,
and especially an assortment of copper riv
eta. Strengthening weak places will not
only avoid vexatious breakagea when one is
very busy, but may also avoid runaways,
not a fow of which aro caused by the
breaking of the harness.
WAR BALLOONS-^
llotv They Are IHII-ml Iiy   Tr<i��|**- Ihi ring
ii ('uinualgn.
Balloon and wagon have formed a j unction
and are ready to start with the troops.
A wuy goea the wagon with tho balloon
hanging on to its tail, whilo the attendant
sappers on each side keep it steady, says a
writer in Good Words. The train moves
along at a good round pace, easily keeping
up with or even passing the infantry, and
makes for tho particular spot at which it
has been determined to commence balloon*
ing operations, which is usually on the top
of a good high hill.
An ascent is an easy enough matter, and
is soon accomplished. The balloon is securely fixed to the end of the wire rope,
and the two men who are to ascend take
their places. At the word of command the
men who havo boen holding down the car
let go, and up shoots the balloon, unwinding the ropo as it rises, and allowed some,
times to ascend to a height of 1,000 feet.
And suppose the officer receives instructions
to movo the position of the balloon, is it
necessary to haul it down? Not a bit of
it. A man is placed at the end of the wagon,
who carefully guides the connecting rope bo
that it cannot get entangled or run risk of
being cut, away goes the wagon, sometimes
at a trot across fields and up and down hill
until tho balloon itself is a long distance
away from ita original station. Next, sup.
pose that it is irceasaryto lower the hai
loon. Ia it needful to wind in all the wire
rope that has heen paid out from the reels
Xo such thing. The. balloon is brought
lo earth iu a much more expeditious man*
ner.
A long, stout pole, in the middle of which
is a pulley wheel, ia laid across the ropo.
Half a dozen men sei/o tho polo and 1*1111 it
aloug the rope, and their weight soon brings
the balloon down to the ground. Passengers
can then be exchanged or any other operation cm be carried on, and then tho men
run the pole back and up shoots tbe balloon
again many hundreds of feet into the air,
without having been away from ita exalted
poaition more than a few minutes.
But it is not necessary to lower the balloon in this or any other way whenever it is
required that messages should be exchanged
between thoao below and those above. There
aro various contrivances for doing thiB,
Sometimes, for instance, a wire is attached
through which messages can be sent to u
telephone. Another plan is to send messages
down the wire cable. A littio wire hook is
fastened around the cable and the letter or
paper, weighted with a small sand bag, ia
sent fluttering down. Tho human voice, it
may also be added, can bo heard both from
a considerable height and depth, so lhat
verbal communication is not difficult if
there is no wind.
An Extended Experience,
Writes a woll-known chemist, permits
mo to say that Putnam's Painless Corn
Kxtrtotor never faii��. It makes no sore
spots in tho flesh, nnd consequently is
paiul'sa. Don't you forget to get Putnam's
Corn (extractor, now for sale ,by medicine
dealers everywhere. Substitutes aro everywhere offered aa just as good. Take
" Putnam's" only.
Mistress���"Bridget, I don't want you to
go out this evening." Maid���"Nather do
Pathrick, mem; he's coming to see me,
mem."
Wide Awako Soap la a mammoth bar of
pure soap, Try It.
Thc ono point upon which a henpecked
, ��� ��� , , - , .. ���**��� --- ���.----��� i husband and liis wifo agree is whon Bhe
while all working, much or little, tends to wishes sho woro a man.
destroy thia grain. Tho modem plan of Wide Awako Soap is n solid bar of pure
working butler is to do away with working soap that v>u not vanish liko snow In
it as much aB possible, ar.d do that little as i not watorj Try it,
lightly aa oau he, and at tho same- timo expel
all thc milk and water and introduce tho
salt. To do this, atop thc churn when tho
butler granules aie very fine, draw the
buttermilk, and introduce water at a temperature near 65 �� F., which hardens tho
Jiuttcr, ami when the water runs clear introduce the salt, mixing it with tho hard
granules of butter in tho ohurn. Then remove tho buttor to a table and press into
shape for markot, This will need no second -
working to remove tho mottled appearance. I
A Four-Cow Dairy,
Many young fanners propose to become
dairymen some day. Tliey havo learned
that dairy products havo no unprofitable
years, unlike wheat, corn, cotton, beef,
pork, and other farm products. It is a cash
business, or nearly so, and the authorities
aay that dairy products have not aold below
the cost of production but ouco in twenty
years. Tho first thing to do ia to examine
tho market. How can tho milk or butter
bo aold 1 Find out how much can he sold
and thc prices. Hegulato thc si/e of the
dairy to tho amount of milk to he disposed of,
(Ino had better start with four cows thm
wilh more. Hear in mind that a cow cannot pay unless she It well housed and well
fed winter and suihmer. Cet boards if
possible; if not, build four good stalls of
pules and straw. Make the cow-house so
warm that water will never freeze in it.
Have the bottoms of the stalls high
enough to ho always dry. Havo a ditch
aix inches deep and two feet wide behind
lhe cows, and bed them wilh dry lea vi
Koep the cows and stable cli an. The first
lesson in successfully handling cows is the
control of human temper. Never, under
any circumstances, strike a cow and particularly have patieucj with the heifers. They
do not know about the work required of
tliom,aml nothing teaches them morequick-
ly than kindness. Make pots of cow's aud
there will bo plenty of milk. The most
important part of all is to feed the cows
properly. The dairyman must make a
study of this; he must learn how to  mix a
Iu'opcr ration with the feeds at command,
t will not do to depend upon
one thing alone for cow feed. The ordinary mixture is corn meal, bran, a little oil
meal, and buy or fodder. Kvery cow requires a certain amount of feed for the support of her body, and tbe profit depends on
tho amount of food she digests beyond
this. That is,overy cow must bo fed almost
up to a point -vhcro she fails to digest the
food profitably. Do not be afraid of overfeeding her. Not ono cow in a thousand is
overfed, while about ODS in 1,000are underfed. This means with good cows. It does
not pay to keep poor cows. A cow that
makes less than 17-~> pounds of butter in a
year doea not pay, oven if one docs all the
work himself, and raisea most of her food.
Unless there is au ice house and extensivo
apparatus on the farm, it is easier to mako
butter in winter than in summer, while the
prices are very much higher. Indeed, it is
hard to sell either milk or buttor in
summer at any price, but in win-
tor there ia alwaya a top prico demand.
Therefore, havo your cows drop their calves
in tho fall mid yc dry in hot woather.
Butter making ia a business thut noeds care
and study, nnd no one can succeed with it
unless he is willing to give it this kind of
attontion, If one loves tho work, it is the
most Interesting, and hy far the most profitable occupation on tho farm, hut, tiko all
good i hini*.., it means hard work. For the
young man just beginning his biiaitioas life
tlioro is not bin** about the farm that promises so fair a future for him as ibe dairy.
Preserving' the Grain of Btittor.
Thoro is no part of tho process involved
in making an extra quality of butter that
is of equal importance with properly working it. That the but lei milk and wator must
bo taken out of it and tho salt put into it,
aro matters of necessity, and the man who
can invent some cheap method hy which
this can ho done without working tho butter
will be tho dairyman's benefactor. To make
fino butter we must retain the grain iu it,
Recipe,���For Making- a Delicious
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Adams'Root Boor Extract ono bottlo
Kloisehmuun's Yeast .... * Iialfu cake
Sugar two pounds
LuKOWarm Water two gallons
DIhsoIvo tlio sugar tind you..I. in tho wider
odd tlio extract, and bottle; placo In a warm
placo for twenty-four hours until it furnienti,
thon place on lee, whon it will open spai-klini*
aml delicious.
Tho root bei'r con be obtained In all drug
... and grocery stores in 10 and Bfi cent bottlea to
Do not expect lo succeed perfectly with the make two and live gallon:
lirat trial, lint a little experience will aoon Smith���" I thought you told me that
teach how to overcome the difficulties. It .larlcy waa a broker." Brown���"Yea, he
is well at first to wash the butter in the marriod a rich wifo and broke her iu six
churn with a strong brine, inaload of clear j months."
water, until   inure   skiil   is   attained   by
practice.
Good morning, Mrs. Smith, I havo Juat
finished my washing, using wide Awako
Soap; it Is tho boat soap I ovor usod; it
washed so easily, tnaklmz tho clothes for
cleaner thn n I ovor had thom boforo, and
The Farm Horse at Work.
jj;:: jarsof ���:'""ir',"iv? -n ������������������! WvSasjsaiaaass^
idl.nen during the winter, th. torn hor,   my hnnd, are,
A MIRACLE OF TO-DAY,
THE STARTLING EXPERIENCE OF A
YOUNG LADY IN ST. THOMAS.
A H'-li-tUnl SulTVrer for More Than �����
lean-Her Blood Had Turned to water
���Physician* HeliiOiil no Hope of litr
K-----m-r>'--How Her lire Win Savi-U--
.OVoiiili*rfu|Si���ry.
From the St. Thomas Journal.
"The Angel of the Lord onca-npeth
round about them thai fear Him, and
delivereth tbem." Such in a verse ot holy
writ made familiar to very irtany residents
of St. Thoma*. by the well-known evangelist, Rev. J. K. Hunter. In letters of (-old
on the staine.l glass fanlight over the door
of his residence, No. LIS Welliraston street,
iB the text '* Psalm xxxiv, 7." Though we
live in an ai*e noted for its energetic, zealous Christian endeavor, this idea of Mr.
Hunter's to impress the triiiln of the
scriptures upon ihoso who read though
they run, ia altogether so original and so
novel that it at once oxcites t e curiosity. Tnose not familiar with the text
make a mental noto of it, aud at the first
opportunity look it up. Thia ia just
what was done by a representative of the
Journal, who had occasion to visit Mr.
Hunter's reaideuco tho othor day. But
with the object nf tho visit and lhe information obtained the reader will bo moio
onni'orned, Tht* reporter waa assigned to
investigate a marvellous euro aaid to havo
h en ellectod in tho case of a young lady
employed in -Mr. Hunter'a family, by that
wi-ll<kuawn and popular remedy, Ur, Williams' Pink Pills. Ami it waa a wonderful
siury that the young lady hail to toll, and
ia undoubtedly aa true its it in wonderful.
Laat June the samo reporter interviewed
Mrs. John Cope, wife of thotollgale-keeper
on the London aud Port Stanley road, who
had been cured by Pink Pills of running
ulcers on tho limbs after years of sulleriug,
aud after having been given up by a number of physicians. The old lady had entirely recovered, and could not Bay too much
in praiae of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, which
had given her a new lease of life. Aa it was
with Mra. Cope, so waa it with Mias Edna
Harris, the young lady in tho employ of
Mr, Hunter's family who has been restored
to health and strength hy Piuk Pills. Mis -
Harris has just passed her twentieth yoar,
and is a daughter of Ceorge Harris, who
lives at Varmou [ h Heights, and is employed
by Mr. Coo. Boucher,floristandphintanian.
"I believe Dr. Williams'Piuk Pills saved
my life, and I am quiio willing that everyone should know it," was the reply of Misa
Harris when asked if she had beon benefitted by Pink Pills, and if so would she make
public ber atory. Continuing, ahe said,
" ���Alien I waa twelve or thirteen years of
age I was first taken sick. The doctors
said my blood had all turned to water. For
five years I suffered terribly, and was so
weak that I could barely keep alive. It was
only my grit and strong will, the doctors
aaid, that kept mo alive at all. If I tried
to stand for a abort time, or if I got the
least bit warm I would fall over in a
faint. My eyes wero white and glaasy,
and I waa so thin and pallid that overy
one helioved I was dying of consumption.
During the five years I waa ill, 1 was attended by five physicians in St. Thomas,
two in Detroit, one in London and one
in Alymcr and none of ihem could do
anything for mc. I was so far gone
that they bad no hopea of my recovery.
Towarda the laat my feet and limbs
swelled so they had to be bandaged to
keep them from bursting. They were
bandaged far three mouths, and my whole
body was swollen and bloated, and the
doctors aaid there was no', a pint of blood
in my body, and they held nut no hopes
whatever, Two years ago I saw in tho
JiHiriinl about a man in Hamilton boing
cured by taking Pink Pilla. I thought il
tbey could cure him they would help me,
nnd I dceided to try thom. Beforo I hail
finished three boxes 1 felt relieved ; the
swelling wont down and the bandages were
removed. I continual taking Pink Pills
until I hail taken seven boxes, then irregularly I took three more, ono of which Mr.
Hunter brought back from Brockville. I
am perfectly cured. I havo not been ill a
single day sinco I finished the seventh box
of pills. I camo to Mrs. Hunter's a year
ago, and she will tell yon I have never been
ill a day since coming here, and I always
feel strong and ablo to do the work. I cau
and do strongly recommend Dr. Williama'
Pink Pills," aaid Mias Harris in conclusion.
Her appearance ia certainly that of a strong,
healthy young woman,
Mrs. J. E, Hunter, wife of tho evangelist,
told the reporter that Miss Harris waa a
good, reliable and truthful girl, and that
perfect reliance could be placed in her statements. "She looks like a different girl
from what sho was when she came here a
year ago," said Mrs. Hunter.
The facts above related aro important to
parents, as thero arc many young girls
just budding into womanhood whose condition ia, to say the least, moreoritical than
their parents imagine. Their complexion
is pale and waxy jn appcaranco, troubled
witli heart, palpitation, headaches, shortness
of breath on thc sligbte.il exercise, faintness
and other distressing symptoms which in*
variably lead to a premature grave unless
prompt steps are taken to bring about a
natural condition of health. Iu thia emergency no remedy yet discovered oan aupply
the place of Dr. WillianiB1 Pink Pills, which
build anow lhe blood, strengthen the
nerves and restore the glow of health lo
pale and sallow oheoks. They are certain
cure for all troubles peculiar to the female
system, young or old. Pink Pills alao cure
suoh diseases as rhoumaMam, neuralgia
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' dance, nervous headache, nervous
prostration, the after effects of la grippo
A. P. 708.
Mr. F. V. Warmoll
Toronto, Ontario.
A Narrow Escape
Too1:   Poison   by   Mistake
Bad Effect's Entirely Eliminated by
Hood's Sarsaparllla.
" C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
"Gentlemen**--In April last, through tho
vflccls of n ibi.se of strychnine taken in mistake
Tor another drug, 1 wns laid lip In St. John,
N.B., forlcndnys. After this 1 never seemed
to regain my former health, and continually suffered from indigestion and heart palpitation,
for which I could get no relief. I thought
1 would try Hood's Sarsaparllla. After
taking ono bottlo, I folt a little belter, so eou-
tiiuied usinj* tbe remedy until I had consumed
six bottles.   I found myself gaining stren-jth
HbodV$>Cures
nmi flesh every day, and am now aa healthy
as I was beforo taking tho nolson." p, V.
Waumui.l, represent!ii<: tlm Seely Perfumes,
���W Melbourne Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
Hood's Pills euro liver Ills, coiiBtlpatlon,
Jaundice, biliousness, sick hciulac.be, indigestion.
and severe colda, disease a depending on
humors iu lhe blood, such as scrofula,
chronic erysipelas, etc. In the case of men I
they effect a radical cure in all eases arising j
from mental worry, overwork or excesses. ���'
Dr. Williamu1 Pink Pills are sold only in j
boxes hearing the firm'a trade mark. They j
are never aold in bulk, and any dealer who j
offers substitutes in thia form is trying to1
defraud and ahould be avoided. The public '
are cautioned against other so called blood I
builders and nerve tonica, put up in similar !
fur u intended to deceive. Ask for Dr. i
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, and!
refuse all imitations aud substitutes. Cun !
ho had from all dealers or hy mail from iho *
Dr. WillianiB' Medioiue Companv. Brockville, Out., or Schenectady, N. V., at iii),
cents a box or six boxes for $2,50,
Jp      TP&-MQ5T
"S-lte
1 Weli, Johnny, did you learn anything
new at Sunday school to-day f   .Johnny��� j
" Well, I guess so,"    " Tell ua, dear, what
it waa."    " Why the papers they give na
just make the bosaeat kites you ever saw." '
flerre Fain Cure-
Poison's Nervilino cures llatulence.ohills,
and   spasms.   Nervilino  curea   vomiting,
dianb*i'ii, cholera,and dysentery. Nerviline
cures   headache, aea sickness and summer
complaint.     Nervilino   euros    neuralgia,
toothache, lumbago, and sciatica. Nerviline
curea aprabis, bruises, cuta, tc,    Poison's
Nerviline ia tlie host romedy iu the world,
and ouly costs 10 ami 2-~> cents to  try it, ���
Sample and largo bottles ut any drug s'.oro. !
Try Poison's Nervilino.
Ho���"Is that a bvo atory yon aro reading!" She���"N'oi much; all the people in
it arc married."
Wide Awako Soap ta tho only truo self
washing soap In tho world. Hnvo you
tried It yot 7
The original Adam has this to his credit:
He did not attack thc previous charastor of
Eve,
A Toronto Coroner's Verdict.
Dr,W.A,Young,Coroner,145 College St.,
Toronto,writes that he haa used .St. Loon Wa t-
or very largely in hia private practice, and
can endorse it as ono of the best saline
waters at present on the market and positively curatlvo in its effects, Sold by all
principal druggists, grocers aud hotels,        j
It seems quite natural that businefs
should be a trifle unateady when money is
tight.
Wide awoke pooplo always use Wide
Awake Soap.
"How did Nettie get. the measles 1|
Small Brother���"Oh, she'd saved up coupons, I 'apoae,"
RE0IFE
Por MaMii�� limit flerr.
During the summer months a more de.
licious drink than Root Beer could not bo
desired.   For the benefit of our readera we
give thia recipe.    Tako
Solder's Root Deer Extract     -     one bottlo
Yoast        - half a cake
Sugar    - * 4 lbs,
Luxe Warm Water      ���        ���       fl gallons
Dissolve the augar and yeast in lhe water,
add the extract, and bottlo, place iu a warm
place for twenty-four hours until it ferments, then place on ieo, when it will open
sparkling and delicious.
The Root Beer Extract can be obtained
at all I Ire-era'and Drug Stores, at 25cper
bottle,
"Is her heart on her sleevo?" "No, on
her hat."
What ovoryono says must bo truo, and
overy ono who has used. Wido Awako
Soap says It Is tho best thoy havo ovor
used.  Bave you ttrod It yot 7
Take care that your drafts on
your physical endurance dont come
back to you some day marked "no
[funds."   Take
SCOTT'S
EMULSION!
'i Of Pure Cod LivcrOilAHypophosphites j
H tf increase your energy ami so make good J
'[your account at the Link of health. I
IT CURBS '
\C0NSUMPTI0N, SCROFULA,       [
[BRONCHITIS, COUGHS, COLDS
land all forms of Wasting Diseases, ���
I Almost as Palatable as milk, Bt sure \
yott get th,-genuine as there are poor tmi- j
tat ions, *
Prepare
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can got their .Music cheapest
Write ua for Catalogues i also
sample copy of the Canadian
MrKMTAN, a live monthly journal with 11.00worth of mualo
In ouch issue. 83 to Pi per day
mndobv canvassers. Baoprem*
linn 11st. Wo enrry everything
in the Music line.
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Da sure and got one for your buggy, Tako no
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They are bi-ltci- limn ever for ISi'l.
Itis aold on a guarantee by all druggists. Jt cure** Incipient Con mi mot ion
ondisth:* bent Cough und Croup Ouro.
THE STAMMERER)BuofcSuniKi
Auto* Voce School for I he eni-ti of .Stammering,
Toronto, Canada, sent (rooJpoBt-pald,
C1ANV.A.SSKR8 WANTED for Iho Parmer'
j   Friond and   Account Hook, presenting
separate accounts for all farm transactions, otc.
One agent hai already sold nearly 1(H) coplos
in onocounly.    -Send for eir.ulnrs and terms.
William BlUGQB, Publisher, Toronto.
. HOW TO GROW FAT.
Tuf.uk arc twoi A1) ,ta, ��� u���
sides to every ques-Ummw ipt-m, nub u
tion. Thin people ���*,";"��-i*i-1". vntasn,
sometimes Q R Q # ,,,.���. Wlurti MMuika
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side you waul lo know; 2'��� J������J��
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may be suffering from '"" '*��� �����"' 1,i,:T'
some disease���notli-l bum****, bum   in n.��
Ing   tO   kill   VOU,    bUt   m��4Ji-,��n.tB*elM-lii,M
,, ���       .,    .        , lhorara-.11 .lite to a lut*
somethingthatmakes ( ,;, o( ,u S)lleill of
fife a burden and i^flBH��ntnii.auoo-*,
tops you thin. GetH,*** ^"J"*
rid (il it at once by ior.��� Baranparllla
taking SohillerS Sah- pi��"- Mm "���
sapar-ilia Pills.
S..I.1 Ijj- .11 Dranl'l* overj.li.re, in ,.i",r*. n.l Iw..., ��.
r,n..Fiii.. Any I.., i.i. aroni.i ..in Hi Hi"" tol (on.
u.lle.l on roeelpl ul prloe,
X, II. SCHILLER & CO.,    -    TOUOKTO
Dflfll/C Money spent for Rood luoks 1,
DUUIV9 well Bpmit. Any bonk or
novel, now or standard, mulled post freo on
receipt of prlco. Send tor our ontaloglto. Established in ISil i by A. i'iddinglon.
RISSER & CO.
MAMMOTH  BOOK STORE
:!4S Yoiige St.       -       Toronto.
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Tim ba.t can be prooured tree-re
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1,000,000
ACRES OF LAND
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THE DEAN AND HIS DAUGHTER
CHAPTER I.
When I look back ut the earlier days of
my life, I wonder why i did not fellow the
example of Bimpfylue Moore Carew, and
run away with tne gypsies. -Many of them
came through our parish ou their way
backwards and forwards between the south,
and Exmoor and Dartmoor in the north.
Ossulstou waa I think, the moat miserable
village in all North Devon, For milea and
mites there was not a hedge���nothing but
heavy, squat, stone walls. The river ran
through the parish, and there waa a mill,
of course, and a mill-dam with trout in it,
which uaed to lie under the shadow of the
old stone bridge ; you could lean on the
parapet ami watch them hanging lazily
about tho stream, each in its own especial
nook.
My father was iho Vicar of Ossulston, and
I was bin ouly child. The Vicarage was a
atone house of eight rooms, roofed with
atone roughly chipped iuto heavy slabs. We
kept a couplo of cows, some pigs, and of
course poultry and ducks. I need scarcely
say we nnil an orchard, but the trees had
not been grafted for years, and were long
past their prime. We burned wood and
turf���being many miles from the nearest
railway station, and oven from the canal.
Our roof was thickly covered with yellow
atoneornp, houseleok, and other such
parasitic plants. In the garden my fa*
ther allowed'old gooseberry and currant
trees to run to waste, and there were a few
wall-(lowers. Onco or twice a year my
father wont to Exeter, coming back with
clothe*] for himself, a supply of tobacco and
spirits and rough stuffs, flannel, callco,print,
aud serge, to be made into garments for bis
daughter. He mod to bring back some
ready-made boots and a few other domestic
necessaries, not to be procured at tho village
shop..'
Of myself, and my education, with the
exception of ("reek and Latin whioh he
taught me more or less thoroughly, and of
anything that might concern me, he took
no heed whatever,   Except that I had to
f;o to church twice on Sundays, 1 was as
ittle looked after as an Exmoor colt,
1 was happy, however, in my own way.
For I could not even remember the loss of
my mother, and there was nobody to care or
trouble whero I went or what I did When
I was six years old, I recollect that I used
to steal the fresh eggs early iu the morning,
make little holes iu them with a pin, suck
out ths contents, and carefully pulverize
and bury the shells.
My father often wondered why his hens
did not lay as regularly as they ought to
have dono, but he never seemed to trouble
himself as io how I got my breakfast, or,
indeed, whether I got nny breakfast'at all.
Iu summer there wore apples and plums.
After dinner 1 could forage for myself in
tho kitchen, for my father dined alone.
Sometimes I did not see him for several
days together. When hiB own dinner was
over, he used to sit in an arm-chair in his
room, smoke a long clay pipe and drink
spirits and water. When he had enough
tobacco and enough spirits, ho used to go to
bed.
His great occasions were whon a neighbouring farmer asked him to dinner. He
always accepted such invitations.
" We must ho all things to all men," he
used to say solemnly. I fancy he gave this
precept a somewhat liberal interpretation,
for I know now that the peculiar condition
iu which ho used to return home was due
to strong waters, and that hia late hours
the noxt morning, with his anxiety for dry
toast and weak tea, had the same explnna-
Ion,
I have since heard that be was a disappointed mau. He ought to have taken high
honors at his university, but instead of
that he somehow failed to take a good degree. He ought to have hail a Fellowship
and a College living, hut his claims were
passed over. As ho got on in life, or rather in years, his friends persistently gave
him the cold shoulder. Tlie livings he had
been positively promised, and which had
lieen given to other men, wero moro numerous than the number of pounds in his owu
wretched stipend.
He onco in desperation thought of writing
a book on antiquities, county history, and
natural history of Devonshire, but he never
got further thau ordering several reams of
foolscap and a big jar uf ink, for both of
which ho was ultimately Bued in the County
Court, when an order was made against him
to liquidate the amount by monthly instalments of four shillings each.
My father was now perilously close upon
sUtyyearaofage.buthad a pleasant habit of
telling everybody that he was annewhere
between forty-six and fifty. Age had certainly put a* vory few traces upon him.
Like all selfish mnn he was thoroughly well
preserved, nud if he had been a duke, with
the medical resources of a duke, and with
ducal opportunities for travel, ohango nf
climate, and special attention to every minute detail of comfort, might, perhaps, have
lived on into his tenth decade. With
nothing to worry you, and with plenty of
money, it is perfectly possible to trifle with
Providence up to an immense age.
His own views of life and his arrangements, so far as thoy concerned himself,
wero simple enough. He had hia income
as Vicar and his bit ol glebe, which he prudently tot out. Duringthe summer months,
when London was empty, he made a clear
profit. Some fashionable London preacher
would come down and take the Vicarage
for threo mouths, undertaking nil the responsibilities of parochial service. Out of
this temporary transfer my father used te
make a comfortable annual sum. In fact
he farmed his Vicarage, and tho summer
months in which he let his house were the
season of his fat kino.
Always struggling to make both ends
meet, he somehow contrived to satisfy the
problem from his own point of view. For
my own part I know no more dull,
wretched, miserable boing than a stupid
man with a few worthless and fourth-
rate university credentials, on the strength
of whioh he believes, or has onoe lio-
lieved, that ho can take the wirld by
storm.
My father had forgotten all that he ever
kuow, if, indeed, he had ever known anything ; and iu the private bar-room of tho
village inn he was, at 1 know perfectly well,
the gonoral tnitt of tho company. They
pretended to listen to him, thoy treated him
la whiskey and water; and when tho time
came for closing, he was, in consideration
of his position, aunt homo in charge of the
I table- hoy.
That youth had a very fair alto voice, iu
virtue of which he sang in tho parish choir.
It was unpleasant to soo him put his tongue
in his cheek when my unhappy father
stumbled through the words " manifold
ainB,"
Theso were a few of my youthful trials.
So tho years slipped away until I was
twenty. I kept no account of time ; why
should I have done su 1 There wai nothing
in the past to which Icould l��nk back, nor
nothing in the future to which I could iook
forward,
Andromeda, chained up by lior hands to
the rook, was not more helpless. Hut she
had a chance whicli I boa not. At any
moment tho sea monster might put in an
appearance and devour her. I had no
prospect of any such sharp, sudden and
merciful end to my sufferings, There I
was���chained. Twenty years from now
I should bo an old woman. And lhe
twenty years showed no hopo, prospect, cu
even chance of release,   H was horrible.
One day there oame ,i break iu thi
terrihle monotony. My father received a
letter which evidently puzzled him. It
could not have bean a County Court summons, for ho anticipated tltb'Q and knew
their contents belore tholr arrival.
Neither was it au offer of preformout, in
whicli oase ho would hive at once made
his way to Poiitridgo, tho nearest railway
station, and have done oxtravagailt things
in telegraphy; porhapi oven have borrowed
a couple of pounds, ��ii tho strength of the
good nows, from the landlord of the " Hull
Hotel" at Pentridgc, und so have hurried
up to London, byway of taking timo by
the forelock, and making assurance doubly
Bure,
Evidently it was none of theae thingB.
Equally clear wot it that it meant something, and aa the something in question
could not possibly be for the worse, I was
content to wait.
That afternoon, my father, at an earlier
hour than usual, betook himself to the
room which he called his study. Let me
give the inventory of this apartment.
There were several battered volumes of
Bohu's Translations of the Classics ; there
were some odd volumes of South, Barrow
and Tillolaon. There waa Stanley's "Sinai
and Pal'.-fltine," an old edition of the
"Enoyolopiodta Kritaunica ;" Alford's
"Greek Testament," Harold Browne ou
the Arcticles, I'aley's "Evidences," and a
few stray, novels in yellow pasteboard;
" Barchestor Towers," " The Last Chronicles of Barset," "Dr. Thorno," "Tom
Jones," " Peter Simple," and other such
ecclesiastical and uuecclesiastical romances
On the mantelpiece was a tobbacoo jar, and
by it were one or two clay pipes; there
was 'a shelf with bottles white aud black,
most of them empty. On rails against the,
walls, hung in various stages of dilapidation, overcoats, leggings and water-proof
f'arments. There was also an old double-
larrollcd guu, a powder flask, und a shot
bell, for my father, being on terms with
the surrounding farmers, considered rabbits
a lawful part of the tithe nl which thc
State had iniquitousty despoiled bim,
I entered this sanctum sanot-orum without terror. I was too old for my father to
smack me, and thero was really nothing
else of whioh I need be in the least degree
afraid. Hut I knew it was hiB habit to
transact important business in the study.
Unimportant business, suoh as the bill of
the baker, he used to transact at the garden gato ; and so, when summoned to tbe
study, I knew that there was something
more Important on hand than the weekly
accounts, or the   pros,pouts   of the potatoe
Eatoh, or the precise reasons why the old
rown Cochin hen should hive left off laying.
My father was in an old wooden armchair, in whioh he looked almost venerable.
It was closo to the table, which gave him
an appearance of having that very moment
abandoned his work. Thett must have
been in him, at some timet: ether, some
vague instincts of art, for llie pose and
the surroundings were really clever. As I
opened the door I almost seemed to hear a
small bell jingle for the rising of tho curtain.
My parent arranged his necktie, and
ri-.ii his Angers through hia hair ; theu he
twisted his only ring round upon his little
linirer, bringing the small brilliant diamond
held in its claws into prominent play. Then
he cleared his throat and begin.
"Tako a seat, Miriam," ha commenced
Then, when 1 had obeyed, iie proceeded
cheerily, and in a tone of assurance,as if he
possessed the secrots of the Universe, and
it lay with him only to hold up his little
Anger and to at once utop tlm rotation of
tho earth upou ita axis.
"My dear friend, I may aay my" oldest
friend, for long years have not diminished
an affection which was commenced ut Rugby, continued at Cambridge, and con firmed and consolidated in riper life; my dear,
friend, I say, Sir Henry Craven, is exhausted hy his manifold duties in town, and
writes to say that he wants a few days or
weeks of entire rest. Of course I have
asked bim to sharo our humble roof; his
wealth is enormous, his influence immense,
I believe that to morrow he could got mo
mado a Bishop ; you may be sure I shall
not lose the chance, and you must use your
wits to aid me. He is a man of the
world, and men of the world are
captivated at once by an ingenue. You
see, my dear, this place is lonely,
desolate, and remote. Vou have no companions of your own age ; you have not
these pleasured and innocent enjoyments,
which it is tho chief sorrow of my life that
I am uuable to provide for you. And 1
too," here my father expanded his ehoBt,
aud assumed an appearance of intense responsibility, " feel myself a laborer in the
vineyard whose allotted wotk has not yot
come to his hand. I am wasting my abilities and my time in a small parish, when I
ought to be leading public opinion, warning against the errors of tho time, and
pointing out the true path to take among
the many rocks, shoals, gulfs, and quicksands that beset our age. And so, my dear
we must be practical. Get the house iu
order ; get some ammonia and sponge the
greaae spots out of my Sunday suit; seo
that my study Ib put in order, and make
the reception-room look as pretty as you
can. Juggins, our churchwarden, has a
greenhouse, and no doubt Mrs. Juggins
wilt lend you a fow geraniums or caiceo.
larias, or something of the kind in pots.
And if you have a muslin dress���I bolieve
you have���you had better get it washed
and iioned, for you'll have to dine whilo
Sir Harry ia here; and you'll want a
littio blue ribbon round your waist,
and some velvet, or something, round your
neck. Here is a two-shilling pioco. Aud
now pray be as quick as you can, for money
in travelling expenses is no object to Sir
Henry. He thinks nothing of ten shillings
for a fly. It Ib odd that the good things of
thia world should be so unevenly divided.
He may be here veryahortly. He must on
no account find ns unprepared."
And herewith my excellent parent strolled away down the village to visit his
senior churchwarden, intimating that hu
wished to accompany him. By a singular
and happy coincidence it was one o'clock.
Mr, Thaeker, a prosperous blacksmith and
wheelwright, was just about to dino off
bacon and broad beans, with a treacle
dumpling to follow. Tiie call of the Vicar
was positively opportune. My father and
I stayed to dinner, and after it ho smoked
a pipe with Mr. Timelier, over which they
djsoussed the present average prices of
market produce. Ho also intimated the
name and rank of his expected visitor,
whereat Mr. Thaeker put aside the tobacco
air, and produeod a box of cigars, together
with a choice bottle of old Hollands.
"Hehadalways himself," said the church
warden, "been a hard working-nun who had
paid hit-own way, every farthing of it, and
never been beholden to anyboiiy for uny
thing."
This was a home thrust which mado my
father gulp his Hollands at tho temporary
risk of Hiilfocalion.
Mr. Thicker addod that good men were
scarco, and ho, for bis part, should like to
sea my father made a Bishop or a Canon at
loast,
"What does it matter, Mr. St. Aubyn
he profoundly observed. "Some of us ride
te the hounds in pink, and some in black,
'Tisu't those who ride in pink that are
always in at the death. Give me a man
who knows the country. Look there, the
Hollands are your way. It's only April
now. Wait till the hunting season. I
shall see you in gaiters long before you'll
see me in my old tops. When you've got
the gaiters you must remember an old
friend, and let mo have a good Cathedral
lease. I never like to trouble a friond,
especially a gentleman and a reverend
gentleman liko yourself, and that little
matter cf three pound ten last Michaelmas
may stand over as long as you like. Here's
my hand upon it,"
To forego a very doubtful debtof seventy
shillings for the prospect, however remote,
of un advantageous loase, Ib not, aa things
go, a bad speculation. Evidently Mr.
Thicker did not think so; for, as hia Vicar
left, he pressed a sovereign upon him, with
somo incoherent remarks about the number
of turnpikes upon tho road. He must have
forgotten, in his excitement, that his
reverend visitor had been a foot passenger,
and did not live more than half a mile
a way,
The gold in his waistcoat pocket imparted
elasticity to my father's trend. He hummed
operatic airs as we walked back. He had
been, in his youuger days, ono of of the
leading spirits of a musical club, His head
was erect, and his chest expanded like that
of a pouter pigeon. Indeed, his enthusiasm
was positively infectious, and 1 began to
picture myself the proud possessor of a
silk dress, a sewing machine, and a complete Bet of If im y.ton's poema, inaccessible
luxuries for which I had often yearned
when sitting alone in the twlight upou the
kitchen hearth, knitting mittens and
stockings for the winter, and sorely puzzled over the stockings iu the matter of
heel.
I held a brief council of war that night
with Mrs. Peel, our old domestic, in which
we rehearsed the household stores, and
went into a number of minute economic
details.
There is an infinite amount of trouble
involved in such small matters as linen, the
best china tea service,* aud the te mporary
reproduction of almost forgotten household
treasures that are resting in lavender and
must lie furbished up for this special ncca.
siou. But my father did not interfere with
us, and so upo;i the whole we settled matters more expeditiously than might have
been anticipated.
(TO 11R I'OSTISUBD.)
PERSONAL POINTERS.
Lady Aberdeen's father, the lute Lord
Tweedmouth, was a most diligent collector
of modi-i'val aud eighteenth century objects of art. His seat in lho Highlands,
i i uisaohan, contains a magnificent collection
of all kinds of treasures.
Fourteen women, known as the Grey
Ladies of London,have dedicated their lives
to working among the poor ot Blackheath.
The population ot this district amount* to
over Tii.Diii), and the Grey Ladies, so called
from the habit tbey wear, visit the sick,and
try to educate the well. They have one
day a week for rest,
Genoral Booth, of the Salvation Army,
announces -his purpose of making a campaign of four months' duration in the
United States aud Canada next fall. He
wants the army to raise a fund of $250,-
000 this year to celebrate bia "fiftieth
year of Christian life," and proposes that
an International jubilee congress be held in
London next July. He will use the money,
if he gets it, to further the work of the
army.
W. S. Gilbert describes hia method of
collaboration with Sullivan. He meets the
composer aud proposes a subject, whioh
they discuss freely and felly. After the
plot is settled, Gilbert writes a fairly long
scene and that ia disouaaed and altered
several times. Anything that Sullivan
thinks unfit for musical treatment Is
stricken out. After a number of conferences
Gilbert begins in earnest, and sends his
libretto to Sullivan, always keeplug an act
ahead.
Echoes of the great words spoken in the
World's Congresses iu Chicago are heard
in Turkey, where the law school at Constantinople has beeu closed because of the
liberal ideas advanced in the lectures of
Ibrahim Hakki Effendi, who waa Turkish
Commissioner to the Exposition. He imbibed liis dangerous doctrines inthecongreas-
ea, aud returned home filled with the spirit
of reform. But whatever the temporary
check imposed by the I'urte.tlio young men
of Turkey were aroused, and change isincv
itable.
Lord Hanson, the distinguished English
judge,whose death was recently announced,
was known as a very stern and strict ruler
of hia court; no man dared to take a liberty
with him, and he was never known tobe hoaxed but on one occasion. A juryman, dressed
in deep mourning, serious and downcast in
expression, stood up and claimed exemption
from service on that day as he was deeply
interested in a funeral of a gentleman at
which it was his desire to bo present. "Oh,
certainly," was the courteous reply of the
judge, and the sad man went. "My Lord,"
interposed the clerk as soon as tho ox-juryman had gone, "do you know who that
nun is that you exempted?" "No." "He
is en undertaker."      	
NO ESCAPING THOSE EYES.
Seleiniflr i:\-ilui-uflmMir-i rcruU-irUy So-
I (fed tn Many 1'orlrnlts.
How is It that the eyes of some portraits
seem to follow a spectator around the room?
It is thus explained: Suppose a portrait
have its face and eyes directed straight in
front, ho as to look at tho spectator. Let
a straight line be drawn through the tip of
the nose and halfway between the eyes, On
each side of this middle Hue there will be
the same breadth of head, of cheek, of chin
and of neck, and each ina will be in the
middle of the whole of the eye.
If one now go to or.e aide, the apparent
horizontal breadth of every part ot the
head and face will he diminished, but the
E,irts on each side of the middle line will
e diminished equally and at every position, however oblique, thero will be the
same breadth of face on each sido of the
middle line and the iris will remain in the
centre of the whole of the eyeball, so that
the portrait will preserve all tho character
ot a figure looking at the spectator and
must necessarily do so wherever he stands.
In portraits the apparent motion of the
head is generally rendered indistinct by
the canvas being imperfectly stretched aB
thc slightest concavity or convexity entire,
ly deforms the face ofttimes the obliquity
is considerable. The deception ia, therefore,
seen best when the painting is executed on
a flat board and in colors sufficiently vivid
to represent every line in the face with
tolerable distinctness at great obliquities.
Distinctness of outline ia also most necessary to a satisfactory exhibition of thia
optical delusion.
SOLID PETROLEUM FUEL.
Haw llie Hrli-urlr-i Are Wii-Ie   nnil Ativan
in&ei I'i'oni Their Use.
Fuel bricks of crude petroleum are extensively usod iu the Italian navy, and are
made as follows i Thc mixture, which ia
mado in the proportion of 1',' pints of petroleum, lu per cent, of roain, .f>4 ounces of
powdered map and 11.). ounces of caustic
aoda, is heated and stirred at the Hamu
time. Solidification begins in aliout ten
minutes, and the operatiou must then be
carefully watched. If there Ib a tendency
to remain liquid a little more soda ia added.
After thu mixture has been stirred until
the mass becomes nearly solid, the thick
paste is poured into the molds, which are
placed for ten or fifteen minules in a
drying-stove. Tho briquettes, which are
of the same si/e and form as thoao largely
uaed in France and Germany, arc thou
c.io.'ed and are   ready  for   use iu   a few
houra,
Sig, Maestracci recommends tho addition of'JO per cent, of wood Bawd list and
20 pei cent, of clay or Band, which makes
the briquette both cheaper and more solid.
In trials made in Marseilles on sevoral
tug bouts the petroleum briquettes furnished ulnm', three times as much heat as coal
briquettes of the same size. They were
burned in the ordinary boiler furnace,
without any special preparation, gave out
very little smoke, and left littio or no ash.
The advantages claimed for the petroleum
briquettes are the absonce of smoke and a
largo reduction in bulk of fuel which must
bo carried, as compared with coal, whilo
the risks attending thc carrying of liquid
fuel aro avoided.
Murders by Brigands.
A telegram from Home saya:���Intelligence reached bore on Monday of a terrible
murder at Maacart, where tho well-known
brigand chief Delogu murdered his young
wifo und a man with whom he suspected
ahe had been unfaithful. The brigands at
Usini have murdered Signer Marling, a
rich man aud member of the municipal
council. He had advocated active steps fur
the supprosBioii of the brigand band.
Ou the body of a notorious brigand roomily killed In Turkey was found $10,000
and "ft note book which showed ho had
murdered 102 men,
HOUSEHOLD.
The Squeaking Rocking Chair.
At evening, when night's shadow-, blend
Wiih fast-departing day ;
Whon lilti*- he ids grow weary
And j-tuylhim*-* laid uwny;
Come- floating from tho nur wry,
Jusl opposite tho stair,
Inenolserul oaotUaUon
Of tlie squeaking rocking ehulr.
It tells of a journey just begun
To the quiet land of sleep,
Where joy and norrow nre both forgot
\V hilo jingeU vigil keep.
And not until its precious freight.
IB safely carried; there
Will stop the inu* -inured motion
Uf the squeaking rocking chair.
Little blue oyes thut arc tightly closed,
Litllo while hands Unit lie
Soft and--till, tell plainly
The laud of steep Is nigh.
A sn-iwy bed un 1 a sweet. Ilttlo boy,
Lying snugly und quietly there,
Drlng un eud to the harsh vibration
Of tne -qiionklng rorkln** chair.
-1 William H. West.
Encourage the Children.
Mothers, do not do everything yourselves. Teach the children to help you;
they will be acquiring kuowlodge for thorn*
selves at tlm same timo. Call those who
me old enough around you in tho morning,
and say to then : "Now, children there is
this much to do and I have only ono pur
of hands; if you will all take hold and
help all you can, maybe mother cau tiud
time to have a play spell, too."
Mako a game of the work to he dono
whenever you cm; it helps to hurry and
encourage thc littio foot and hands wander-
fully. Many a bet of wood have I bought
from the cart of one of thc liltle ones arrayed in papa's hat and acting ua a farmer
from away oft' in tho country, who bad
brought wood into the oity to sell, A favorite game was to play that some grand
personage was coming to dinner or to spend
tho day. What a frolic we would have,
hurrying here and there to have everything
in readiness before the illustrious visitor
should arrive ! And when the time came,
bringing, it might be, ouly papa, how he
was waited upon and mado much ot in his
assumed characters, and they wore many,
and taxed hi*, memory and inventiveness
severely sometimes: for he must I13 just
the one he represented for that day, at
least. And when he brought someone with
him, their delight was wonderful. Vju
have no idea how much even very small
children oan do to help you, and. enjoy it,
too, besides benelitiug themselves, 'lhey
are learning to do all sorts of useful thinga
while having a real game. Never call it
work.
Use the ex^ra time you have gained by
joining them iu some outdoor frolic that
they are particularly fond of ; a ramble in
the woods for Bowers or mosses, a gsmo of
croquet or whatever else they chouse. Make
yourself one of them for awhile,and aee how
you will enjoy it. Study their dispositions
carefully and their likes and dislikes, and
try to accommodate their surroundings,
their work and their play, so that all will
be congenial. You know how much easier
itis for you to do work that you liko, and
are iuterested in, and how much more contented you feel if your surrounding are
pleasant to you.
We are all children, only of different
sizes, aud the younger onea cannot reason
away what iB unpleasant to them as we
older ones can, ao we muat smooth out the
rough places for them, afford them ull the
pleasures we can, and do not let any trifles
stand in the wiy. Plan for their little
pleasures as you would for your own larger
ones. Look at the matter from every point
of view and reason it out with yourself,
before you deny any reasonable request,and
be very sure that you are right even then.
After you have decided talk it over with
tbem, explaining your reason to them as
far as possible. Vou will be astonished to
soe how they will listen and ask questions
and how much more pleasant the result
will be than if you snapped out a "No, you
can't 1" without oven stopping to think if
you were right in your rofusal or not. They
will think you cross unjust and unreasonable, and yon won't feel any too pleasant
yourself after such a remark. If for good
reasons you muat deny them some coveted
pleasure, try to mako it up to them in some
other way. They will appreciate and remember it long after you have forgotten it.
���[Housekeeper,
A Good Variety,
A Baked Soup.���-Put a pound of any
kind of neai, cut iu slices, two onions,
two carrots, two ounces of rice, a pint of
peas previously soaked, pepper and salt
into a pan, and one gallon ot water. Cover
it very cloaely aud bake.
Beet Soup.*���Get a shank of beef (hind
leg) costing about twenty-five cents. Have
the butcher break the bone in two. Put
one-half Into a kettle with five quarts of
water, one ounce of pearl barley; chop
finely one carrot, one turnip, au onion, and
a quarter of a medium-sized cabbage ; add
pepper and salt, Cook slowly for three
hours and you will have a very wholesome
und nourishing soup at small expense.
Hash for Tea.-���Tho moat left over from
he soup dinner make into hash, add an
onion, a bit of butter, a teaspoon of flour
rubbed smooth iu half a teacup of water,
pepper and salt. Simmer slowly. To boil
hashes or minces makes them hard.
Oatmeal Pudding.���Pour a quart of boiling milk over a pint of eatmealt let it soak
alt night; next day add a beaten egg, with
a little salt; butter a basin that will just
hold it; cover it tight wiih a floured
cloth, aud boil it an hour nnd a half. Kat
it witb butter or sugar. When cold, slice
and toast it, and eat it as oat-cake buttered.
Rice Pudding.���Wash acoffeeeupof rice-
tie it in a cloth, leaving plenty of room for
it to swell. When done eat it with butter
and sugar or milk.
Plain Pancakes.���Make a batter of flour
and buttermilk, add a little salt and soda.
Thoy are very good eaten with buttor and
augar or maple syrup.
Hooking!,���-Mix a pint of buckwheat,
with n teacup of warm milk, and two tablespoons of j east ; let it riso about two
hours ; add two eggs, well beaten, and as
much milk as will make the batter the
usual thickness for pancakes and fry thom.
To Dross I'ig's Foot,���Olean carefully,
and soak tour hours ; boil them lender :
take thom out ; Imil somo vinegar aud u
little salt with aome of the wntcr.iuid when
cold pour it ovor thom. Whon tliey aro to
he used, dry thorn, and cut them in two,
fry, and Herve with butter, mustard and
vinegar.
Jolly nf Pig's Fool.���Clean and prepare
aa above, then boil in a very amall quantity
or waler till every bone cin bo taken out ;
throw in a little chopped sngo and paraley,
and mixed popper, salt and mace, in fine
powder; simmer fifteen minutes, then pour
the whole into a melon form.
Pieplant or Rhubarb.
Sauce.��� Choose tbo crisp, tender stalks,
wipe clean, but do not peel them, cut them
into small pieces and place in a granite-
ware or porcelain stew-pan ; add a very
little water, and cook them until tender.
When it is well cooked, add sugar to taste,
and llavor with grated lemon peel, or lemon
extract.   Serve told.
Pie.���Line tho plate wilh a nino crust,
fill it with pieplant cut Into small pieces ;
mix one tablespoon of limit with one cup of
sugar, turn it over the pieplant and strew
small bits of butter over the top {one-half
a teaspoon of butter to a pie), shake the
sugar through thc piecea and add tho upper crust, pinching it well at tho edge to
retain tho juico. Tlie natural llavor of tho
pieplant is sulUclent.
Shortcake��� To one quart ol Hour add
one-half teaspoon of salt, and one scant
teaspoon of soda; sift Hour three times,
and then rub into it two tablespoons of
lard oc nice, drippings : add sour milk or
buttermilk until it is like biscuit dough.
Divide it?     "to two portions, roll thom a
little thinner than biscuits, and place one
u1>ove lhe other ou a tin, lightly spreading
the lower one with butter, so they will
separate easily. When baked, separate
the layers, and between them aud -**i top,
spread hot pieplant sauce.
Keeping Pieplant. ���When pieplant is
old, or if it has made a slow growth, it be*
comes tough and stringy, and it theu used,
peel it before it is cooked. When young
and tender, the thin akiu will cook as well
TERRIBLE STORY OF THE SEA.
Itl' Ml Hill
Buffetin-"-*   ��f
S'frw.
Many or   ike
A terrible story of the sea is related by
thc survivors of the steamer Kanahooka, 1
which foundered in a heavy gale in the Gulf j
of Carpentaria, N'orth ijneeualand, on the
19thoi January, The Kanahooka was hound I
from Rocky Islet, which is about ISO miles
���   ,        ;��� """",   .     j""',: .   ;��� -'���  WNW of Normanton, to Launeeston, with
5frJS-"**: -a^tfSJ***. '   a-rsoofgn.no.   Wh.n ��W fort, ,���i.���
adds to the sauce improves the looks, and
does nol alter the taste. When you have
more than you need for immediate uae, cut
it into suitable lengths, pack closely into
Mason cans, fill up with cold water, and
seal. For use turn oil the water, and prepare as though it was fresh. The fresh
Juiofl of pieplant, with the addition of sugar,
a fow drops of lemon exlraet, and cold
water, makes a refreshing drink for a
warm day.
Helps and Hints.
Iu canning frui* in glass jars 1 set the jar
on a cloth, wet or dry, and I never break a
jar. I rinse the jar with warm water, sot
it ou the cloth, either on tho table or in a
pan at the stove and fill the jar. Have thc
scalers in boiling water, put on the rubber
ring*; aud then the lids as hot as they can
ba handled. After the fruit is cold give
the lids another turn tobe sure they aro
entirely tight. In ironing, I alwaya keep
a piece of thick brown paper folded four
thicknesacs and saturated with beeswax on
my ironing table. Wheu my irons are
rough or sticky,rubhingon tho brown paper
and wiping ou a cloth makes them ell right.
If ont has no beeswax wo all have kerosene
oil, which may be put on the cloth -, wipini-
the irons with that will also make them
smooth.
GENESIS OF INVENTION.
rimiiiuliiiM-t"- I'liiler  Which  T'iJiiri We
Are t'nmlllnr with Cniin* lnl�� ise.
The mold-board was first placed on a
plow in Gaul, At first two mold-boards
were used, te throw both right and left.
The hand spinning, with spindle and
whorl, is the same the world over and
identical with that shown in Egyptian
paintings 3500 yenrs old.
The Roman legionary troops wore a sort
of knea breeches. The signs of tunic and
breeches makers have been found in Pompeii.
The earliest spade-shaped instrument is
found in the Egyptian monumenta; it is a
stick with the point flattened and broadened.
The discovery of iodine was accidentally
made by Courtois, a French soap maker,
who found the new substance in the ash of
seaweed,
Tho power of steam was discovered by a
Florentine officer, who was idly experimenting with a glass bottle and a few drops of
water.
Tho famous Tyrian purple dye waB rediscovered by a lover who desired to gratify
his sweetheart's desire for a dress of a new
shade of color.
VaucanBon's inventive genius was aroused by peeping through a chink in the wall
of his mother's room at a clock in an adjoining apartment.
A repeating petronel, on the principle of
the modem Colt's revolver, waa in use in
England during the war of Charles I, and
his Parliament.
The descriptions given by Strabo, of the
osier houses of the Cauls aud Britons,might
be applied to human habitations in Central
Africa to-day.
Hoes mado of clam or oyster shells,tort oise
sheila, flint cbsidiaii, und even of the teeth
of various animals have heen found in many
parts ot the world.
Tho " Houso of Fame," by Chaucer, is a
curiously accurate description nf the Crystal
Palace, London, built over 400 years after
the poem van written.
The germ of the trumpet, and all instrumonts of the trumpet family, was the cow's
horn, used by savages as a signal or to furnish noise at their feasts.
The hand-mill, composed of two flat circular atones, was iu uso almost all over the
world until the fifteenth century. It was
commonly worked by two women.
For many ages the Chinese have had an
irrigating machine, consisting of a trough
and an endless chain of buckets which carry the water up an inclined plane.
Berthollet made the discovery of u uow
bleaching process by accidentally noticing
the corks with which he had stopped tho
bottlea containing hia chlorine gas.
ROYAL CHILDREN OF GERMANY.
How Tliey Look unit What Tliey Oo-They
Taken Ureal liciil or Exercise.
The six little princes of Cot-many are all
great uthlei.es. They go through exorcises
which arc calculated to develop and
strengthen the muscles and do everything
to muko them grow into strong men ana
fine soldiois, which is their father's greatest ambition for them. The crown princo
is a slim blonde of twelve, who has already
entered the army and has his first dogree.
The youngest hoy is ,"i years old, and is the
handsomest of the royal princes. His name
is Oscar. Frederick, the second prince,
who was namod after his   muoh   beloved
Grandfather, is also a fine-looking boy,
ho Crown Prinoe Wil helm is the plainest
and moat delicate-looking of the royal
ohildren. The new baby, Wilhelmina
Maria Augusta Leopoldine (and a few other
names too), iaa very ordinary-looking baby,
not half as pretty as your littio baby brother or sister. Wilhelmina hns very little
hair on her round littio head, a decided pug
nose, and a very long and (luetic upper lip:
nut at present being the only young lady
in the family, she is the belle of the palace.
The young princes all ride, skate, dance,
aud swim well, and so far have occupied
very few hours of their days in tho B-jhool-
room. They are ail rather musical and are
very fond of having school-room theatricals,
as woll as of visiting the theater-which
means their father's private  performances,
off the west coast of Cape York peninsula,
south of the Latavia River, ou Thursday,
the I Mb of January, the Kanahooka encountered a tremendous gale. The after-
deck house and skylight were carried away.
TremendcuB seas wa-died aboard, and lhe
crew were ordered to batten down the large
hole in the deck made by Lhe loss of the
deckhouse. The men hud to be lashed to
the rails when at this work. They wore
frequently washed overboard and hauled
aboard again. The water continued to find
its wuy into the hold, and was soon soaked
up by the guano, the extra weight causing the vessel to settle. The pumps
were worked continuously from Thursday night lill Friday night, when
they wer ��� abandoned. As the sea burst
into the h ild tho fires were extinguished,
and the vessel sank. The crew hail meanwhile lowered and manned two boats, which,
however,
soon t-ARTID COMPANY
in the darkness, The OAI tain's boat arrived off Mitchell River on the sixth day ; but
when near lho shore she capsized, and one
nf the crew, named .Murray, waa drowned.
The remaining seven men swam nine
hours towards the shore taking the boat
with ihem. The craft then righted, and
the captain and three men went ashore in
search of fond, leaving three men in the
boat, which kept withic hailing distance.
The boat, however, was eventually caught
by the wind and the ourrent, aud was
tat en to sea again, aud after drifting
fifty hours was sighted by the steamer
Victoria, which was unable to rescue the
occupants owing to the shallow water.
The Victoria, however, reported the matter at. Normanton, aad the Government
steam launch Vigilant went out and rescued
the throe men. The oaptain and the three
men ashore
BDFFKRBD TERRIBLE PRIVATIONS,
and the captain and chief engineer were
eventually drowned, the two remaining
survivors being picked up by a atockman.
Meantime the rest of the crew in the mate's
boat had experienced terrible hardships.
They left the sinking ship In an open boat
18ft. long, with only two oars aB a meanscf
propeltln? it, and they drifted tor two
nichts and days before the wind and sea.
They then struck the coast near Duyfhen
Point. The boat capsized nearly a mile
from shore, but the wind drifted her ashore.
Two of the men were unable to swim, but
got ashore iu safety with tbe assistance of
the others. The party then started to walk
towards Batavia River, feeling it hopeless
to try to pull the boatagainstaea and wind.
They could see Duyfhen Point in the distance, and travelled some miles towards it,
when thoir route was blocked by dense,
Impenetrable scrub, and they wore compelled to return to the boat. They noxt
found that the natives had stolen tho oars
and rowlocks, and they had no sails. For
several days the party kept traversing the
scrub, a distance of nearly fifteen miles, in
hopes of-jetting through. For eight days
they had nothing to eat but occasionally
sand oralis and berries. Some of the latter
nearly killed them.   Some of
THK NATIVES
came and were friendly, but desired the
survivors' clothing. Shortly afterwards
three young men who had been in contact
with the mission station and traders took
tho part of the survivors, and the natives
handed over thc oars and described the
mission station as being so many days'walk
away, with so many rivera to swim. The
natives all along proved of great assistance,
helping all thoy could, although thty had
no food to givo, Mr. Bradley, the chief
officer, considers their survival due to the
influence of the missionaries with the
natives. When the oars were returned the
party started to pull along the coast, but
made little progress owing to weakness,
want of sails, head wind and tides, finding
it almost hopeless to battle against tha
adverse elements. During the timo the
men woro on the beach they lived on little
else than water, and they dug holes and
partly buried themselves at night aa
PROTECTION AHAtNST COLD,
mosquitoes, and sandflies. It was arranged that the second eugineer and
aecoudjmaie, who were the strongest swimmers in the party, should push on ahead.
Thia thoy did, and after severe trials, swimming rivers, dodging alligators, living ou
raw heche denier, rotten apples, rotten
cocoanuts, and fresh cocoanuts which were
washed ashore, they reached tho mission
station on the 4th of February. One of
thom had nothing but a shirt on, and his
legs were terribly burnt and wounded. At
the mission station thoy were most hospitably treated. Constable Thomas Smith,
the special officer stationed at the mission,
then left with five natives in a whaleboat
.n quest of tho other men, and found them,
but had great difficulty in landing. The
boat swamped. Their provisions were
washed ashore, but the boat was so much
ijured that it had to be left behind ina
creek, Smith and his men eventually
escorted tho Kanahook a survivors in
safety to the mission.
ENGLAND IN UGANDA.
The I
air Hir Cfrnli) Portal Urrniiimeniti'il
Ihe Xi'lenllon of Hiul Connlry.
A London special says :��� The roport of
tho late Mr Cerald Portal, who was British
Consul-General aud Politicu) Agent at Xnii
zibir, bus just beon issued, Tlie report
Hirongly urges the construction of a railroad to the cnast, aud the draining of the
territory around tho Victoria Nyan/.a with
a view to the dovolopuuut of commorce in
that region.
The roport strongly recommends the retention by Ureat Britain uf its protectorate
ovor Uganda, which, it says, is desirublc
in the interests of British commerce from
the Indian Ocean to tho Nile Basin. It
aim recommends the termination of the existence of the liritish Chartered Company
a* a | olitical or administrative body, either
in the interior or within the limits of the
Sultanate of Z-Mmh-ir.
The report suggests the appcintment of
British Commissionerwith astafFcomprising thirteen officers and a forco of 500
Soudam.se soldiers, tho headquartora of
the Commissioner to bo at Uganda, the
Commissiot.er to havo jurisdiction over
Uganda and ils dependencies to the Kavir-
ando border.
In addition to these recommendations,
Sir Gerald believed that another British
Commissioner should be appointed, with
headquarters at Kikuyu, to havo a stall' of
four otficers, and a guard of sixty Zanzibar
soldiers. In conclusion, the roport rocnm*
mended the adoption of special precautions
against slave trading, ami the abandonment
of the idea of using the route to the lakes
hy the /..uuli.'Hi and Shire rivers,
  ***���*     M**-****-*-*-*--****--*,
Wire hairpins woro invented iu Fngland
in 154*). Before that timo tho female
coiffures wore hold in place by line wooden
skewers.
YOUNG POLKS.
Good Enough.
Hear boy, I wun! to give you
A mono sofa and good ;
Twill miko your lifo successful
If you heed it in yon should���
Keep il always in your mind.���
Obey it to ttie letter-
Don'tsay a thin*"*]*- "goodenough"
Till il ean be no beiur.
And whe licrai your lessons,
Or iityoiinluily work.
Don't bo u half-way itubblei-;
I'ou'i slip and slj.lc uml shirk,
And think It doesn't matter,
That auoh talk is truiii and stuff���
For until your ta-k Is perfect
It is never " good enough.''
If your -.vork is in the school room.
Alakc ull your lessons I ell ;
No matter what you moan to bo,
lluilil your fou ml a l ion well.
{���'aeh knotty point und problem
That you bravely master now
Will Increase your skill and labor
With the pen or with the plow.
If you swoop u Btoro or stable,
Hi* -in-.: you go behind
Kvery box nnd biileand counter;
It will pay. you'll uhvuya Ibid.
To bo careful, patlom. i horougn,
Tli on:.'11 the work be bard and rough,
Aud whon you've done your v.iry Oast,
'Twill thon be good enough.
So you'tl better take my motto.
If you evoi mean to work
At uny station higber
Than thoMahh* hoy or clerk.
It will mako you Independent ;
It will make you no man's debtor.
Thon nover say " Ki good enough."
Till il can bo no better.
Can Spiders Hear ?
There has been an interesting discussion
of the question whether spiders can hear.
(Experiments recently made with a tuning
fork have convinced Mr. l'ocock, an English
naturallBl, that some spiders, at least, really
hear the aound produced by tho fork. Indeed, the conduct of spiders when a vibrating tuning-fork is held near their welwis
quite remarkable.
Some species, as, for instance, the ordinary garden spider, Kpeira diademata, will
run at the fork and Btrike or snatch at it
with their fore legs.
The Amaurobius, a spider which builds
tubular weba in holes in walls, runs about
in great excitement when the tuning-fork
ia held near it. This spider cau be enticed
out of its hole by holding the fork near the
entrance, and it will even climb upon the
vibrating instrument.
Another species of garden spider, which is
smaller'and handsomer than the Kpeira,
always, according to Mr. Pocock, drops
from its web in terror when u tuning-fork
ia held over it. These spidera are tho prey
of wasps and as they alwaya drop from their
webs on tho approach of their insect
enemy, it has been suggested that they
mistake the sound of the tuning-fork for
the humming of a wasp's wings.
But some observers do not assent to the
conclusion that it i-i the sound of the fork
which attracts the attention of the spiders.
They think the vibration ia conveyed
through the air to the webs, uml that tho
alight motion thua imparled is perceptible
by the spiders.
As this is an experiment that any one
can easily try, perhaps some of our young
readers will endeavor to settle the question
for themselves,
A Shooting Gallery at Home.
Take some very heavy wrapping paper, a
sheet of it, lot us ray, twenty inches long
hy six or seven inches wide, roll  this sheet
<t
1/
Agriculture in Britain
British agricultural returns for ISA.1*! show
the remarkable fact that during last year
some 150,000 acres of land in Great Britain
were withdrawn from cultivation and
turned into pasture. This is spoken of as
"actual abaiidoment of cultivation" of this
area. Tho main point deducted is that
Great Britain is rapidly ceasing to be a
wheat-producing country. Comparing the
present wheat area with that of 187.1 the
decline is l,8M,O0O acreB. The returns nlso
show lhat fruit farming and market gardening are largely increasing. In 1SD3 there
were 05,-187 acres in this kind of cultivation
as againit 62,148 acres in 18112, Argument has been largely made of lato that ii
English farmers would give their attention
to truck-farming and fruit raising thoy
might retrieve thoir almost ruined fortunes.
They cannot compete with America and
India in wheat-growing and they lose more
money every year. At the Bamu time Immense quaiitilios of fruit, vegetables,
butter, chceso, eggs and even milk, arc
imported from abroad. Butter and eggs
oome in ship-loads even from as far as Australia. I,a*u year butter, cheese, and eggs
alone to tho value of ��26,820.000 were
imporlcd inio Great Britain. The economists are seeking to learn why this splendid
income cannot be secured for British pnek-
���[New York Sun.
A HULLS EVK.
of paper bo aa to transform it into a cylinder of a length of twenty inches and measuring about half an inch in diameter. Of
iour.ic you must pusio the edge of thiB
paper or clie tie it with a piece of string
to prevent your cylinder from unrolling itself. Then take a sheet of ordinary paper,
this one beiug six inches by three. Wind
it around your finger in such u way as to
make as long a cono aa possible. Not to
allow it to lose its form paste it also. Then
trim ihc open cud with scisssors until the
outside diameter of it is only slightly
largor than the inside diameter of tho tube
you mado before.
Tlio cone is used as a jrojcctile and placing in tho tube you may blow it a jonsidcr-
able distance without any great effort. The
cut shows how the shooting may be rendered more interesting by cutting holes of
diltcrenl sizes in the target.
This shootin������ apparatus has proven quite
favorite among tho boys and girls, and
even grown members of the family have
been known to participate in an occasional
parlor shooting match.
Sammy's Essay on the Tode.
Todes is like frogs, but with more dignity, and wen you como to think of it frogs
Is wetter. The warts wich todes is noted
for can't lie cured, for they is cronick, but
if I couhlon't git wel Ide stay in the house,
Billy he sayB the tode stools isseut wat the
todes sits down on, but is jus call that.
Wen my uncle Neil herd him say that, he
said, Billy,wat docs they set down on! And
wen Billy he eoulilciit tell, my uncle Ned
he fround, and he suid, said he, Billy, folkes
like you, that goes about savin' taiu't so,
and yet tiotexplainin how it is, is atheist**,
and athciscs iaa tlie *l.' Then 1 said, uncle
Ned, may bo the todes dank sol down at all,
and ho turned uu mo and said you pesailent
com in ll ll est, Blld WME lookin' for something
lo thro, wen I run. My grandfather knew
a tode which somebody hnd lamed till it
wus folks. Wen its muster wb./lod it
would come for flits. They cetches Vin With
lheir lung, which is very like uloug red
wcriiifbut more lik-> Utenin', only litenin'
ham! i;oi no gum onto it. The lli will he a
stumlin'a riibbin'its hind legs lo gather
and a thinkiti' wut u line Hi it is, and the
tuile a sen in' -i  dlsianoo  away like it
wasnsleep. Wile you are seein' the lli M
plane ns you ever see anithing, all lo once
it ain't there. Then thu tode tic looka up
al you solium, ont of h.s eyes, like he said
Hat's become of that lli '���. but you kno he
et it. Some todes live iu the water and
there is a spoted feller which livca iuatree,
liko birds. This 'uu hollers like a red Injun and thon chuckles to think there wasent
uotliin' lhe matter.
Easy to Do.
Sho���" I shall never forget the night
you proposed to mo. You aeemed scared
to death, and when I said ' yes' and
kiased you, 1 roally think 1 touched your
heart,''
Ho���" Very likely ; 1 know my heart was
iu my mouth at the time."
The order of nroccdonco in the British
army is as follows : Life (iuards, Horso
(iuards, Dragoon Uuards, Cavalry ot the
Line, Horao Artillery, Kngineera, Oronadior
Oiiards, Scots (iuards, Coldstreams, thon
nfautry of thi Lino,
The Sultan of Turkey nearly always
dines alone. Tu'dcs, plates, knivos and
forks are eschewed. He uses only a spoon
and his fingers, thus fishing out the food
from tho little laucopaui placed on the
floor.
A   Berlin dentist   in   drawing a My'"
The New Aspect of the Woman Question.
In Tho North American Review, Sarah
Grand, author of "lhe Heavenly Twins,"
presents thc " Woman Question " in a new
and instructive aspect, The man of the
future, she tells us, will be bettor, while the
woman will be stronger aud wiser. To
bring this about is the wholo object ami
aim of the preaent struggle, and with the
discovery of thc means lies the solution of
tho Woman Question, Man, having no
conception of himself as imperfect, from
the woman's point of view, will find this
difficult Ut understand, but, ve know his
weakness, and will be patient wilh him
nnd help him with his lcisoii. It is the
wpman'i place uml pride and nlonsiiio to
loach the child, ami min, morally, is in his
infancy. There have boon limes when it
wus doubted whether he was to ho raised,
or woman was to he lowered, but we have,
turned that corner at lust, aud now woman
tooth had his linger bitten by a convulsive holds out a stroiic hand to the child-man
closing of hor month. He died in two and insists, but with Infinite: tenderness
daya from blood poisoning, ' and pity, upon helping him up. ***
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in.my of our subscribers are in arrears,
���-.itiuc of them for many months, Ncws-
|W|��crs can not be run on credit, and wc
must urge all who know themselves to
In* indebted to us to at once forward thc
amount.
Our subscribers at Union will please
p.iy the amount due from them to this
piper, to Mr. T. I). McLean-jeweler,who
is autliorued lo receive and receipt there
million** of acres of the \ ublic doma;n
which only require irrigation to be prodic
tive may be parceled out into sm ill hob ���
Ings. Let the Industrial Soldie -1 c set
to building irrigation ditches, and then
after such works are finished, paid off
with ah nne place, where they will be
henceforth self-supporting and independent. In this w.iy ihe large cities and
towns will be depleted ot their surplus
population, and the waste places made to
blossom as the rose. The country is rich
and in this way would become richer.
There is only one way lo protect a country
against periods of great depression, and
the cities against an id'e, dependant
class, and lhat is by inducing settlein ��� t
upon small holdings, r ranee is th j
most prosperous country lo-day, and she
owes U chiefly lo the division ol her land
into small farms or gardens. If the In-
dusiii.il Army shall be turned back from
ihe Capital upon the hitherto uuoccupicd
lands and concerted into prosperous
fanners they will have buildeil belter
than tliey knew.
~THE~Bis MOTH.
B��w a Woman Apln.rl.it) Treats law 1st*
fcMMt Cuniba.
In Mrs. Harrison's bee notes submitted
to The Prairin Farmer, Mm w, ��� .*���:
Formerly when I stored nnnxed com hi
in Idvwi iu the apiary during the soason,
many wuithl becotiit) iiifi-Rted with moths,
notwithstanding my watchfulness and*
t-xpo-iiiig of them from time to time to
tho fumes of burning sulphur. If tho
combs have been exposed to zero weather it will have destroyed tbe moth in all
stages, and if the combe were put in a
secure place whero the moth could not
oviposit iu thum. none will develop.
But, if thu combs belonged to coloniea,
wo cannot bo euro that the moths woro
destroyed by the nero wouther, for some
of them muy have been protected by the
warmth of tho bee*.
It was lato this season when I cleaned
out the hives where beea had died and
stored them in tho cellar.   Moths had
Hunter  a Candidate.
Announcement to the Electors:
Thc undersigned will be a candidate
fm the District of Comnx at the forthcoming Provincial election.
Joseph Hunter.
All is quiet on thc Courtenay���in a political sense.
At last tbe clouds have rolled by and
Spring is here wreathed in her bright-
ct smiles.
We are informed that a new papci is
to be started in this district to buck a*
gainst this. It is to be called the SAND
s>ii'   Fi,a.sh-in-thk-Pan.
The Woman's Protective League is
doing good work in advocating a single
moral code whereby man and woman a-
like are held to an equality of responsibility.
Thc two greatest figures on tbe world's
stage lo day arc C.ladstoneand Bismarck.
The scales of prejudice have fallen from
the eyes of the people and both of these
men arc now enjoying fame whicli is usually posthumous.
Diplomatic relations between IJra7.il and
Portugal have been supended because of
the refusal of Portugal to surrender the
r.iazilian rebels who took refuge on Portuguese ships of war. War while probable, does not necessarily follow.
The Nakusp-Sloc.in charge against the
- iovcrnment has turned out a veritable
boomerang. The report of thc Royal
Commission has sent thc scandal mongers to grass, feeling very much as the
felljw did who had been kicked by a
mule.
That grandam sheet, tbe Columbian,
affects to see a "rift" in thc political bor-
i.*.on of Comnx. The good old lady should
possess her soul in peace. What she
sees is only a speck floating before her
eyes, ihc ittre sign of advancing years.
She should consult an occulist.
In looking over the meetings of a
political nature it is apparent that too
much attcntiou is given to the noise and
bluster ofa few who attend lo te enforce
lie speaking of their favorites. In othtr
winds rowdyism is employed as a political
foicc. It is lime this was slopped. Political meetings should be held only for the
purpose of argument and the dissemination of light. Any resort to the rough
methods of the earlier days, no matter on
whicli side employed, should he frowned
down, and if need be resented at the
���Kills,        __
COXEY'S ARMY.
At first sight thc march of the Industrial Army upon Washington seems foolish, Thc rank and file are composed of
idlers, and in some cases, doubtless of a
worse class. Hut back of this uprising
is the cause which it will not do to over
look. The men must be pacified and
their grievances abated. It is all very
well to say that Congress must not be
overawed; but what is Congress but a
horde of politicians angling for votes?
The men will receive attention and there
is, therefore, reason in their madness.
The people ate partly to blame. They
hnvo lived too fast, and must now retrench, but Congress has much to answer for. The constant interference
with die tariff" is destructive of confidence
And confidence is tbe basis of prosperity
Hut the march of tbe army! Let us
watch il and wc shall see lhat Congress
will bend to Its influence, Tbey will investigate, and they will not have far to
go to find a cause, or various causes, for
thc present anomalous condition of things
There will follow remedial legislation.
Useful works of internal improvement
niay be entered upon, and some of tht
AH INFESTED COMI).
hatched, and I removed those that I saw.
After au interval of a week I looked the
combs over carefully and removed those
that had doveloped with tho point of a
long, slim darning needle. Everycocoon
waa removed. At intervals of a week
this wus done three times, and the third
time not a moth In any shape was discovered, aa the window to the cellar was
covered witb wire gauze and there is no
outside door, und not a moth was allowed
to develop in thore. There will be no
further trouble with motlis this season.
Tfc�� Porolgti l>* ma.n-1 Por H��j.
Thero remains no longer any doubt
about the marked shortage of hay and
forage crops in Europe and especially
in France. Tho present indications tire,
therefore, that a large foreign demand
at remunerative prices will prevail,
notably for lulled hay. Already several
Baltimore and New Vork shippers havr
chartered ocean vessels to carry baled
buy to Uavro and Bremen and other
French and Gorman porta, ���
PEDIGREE
__OF-
EARL OF MORAY,  Jr.
FOALED JULY 5TH, 1887*
First Dam, by Scotchman.   Second Dam
by Day 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, .ind like his sire bas a great constitution. He is rising 'our years old, Foal
cd July 5th, 1887, and weighs 1400 lbs.
He was imported by John lletheringion,
from Bruce County, Ontario, and will
make the season of 1894 on his farm, Coniox.
Karl of Moray; is by Karl of Moray,
(4354.) registered in the Clydesdale Stud
Hook, Vol. VIII, page 422, with his dam
Nance of Inchstclly, as it appears in his
pedigree.���D. MclNTOSH.
Terms��� To insure lor the season, J12.
���       For single service, $5.
���      Groom fees, $1.50.
Courtenay Bakery
Courtenay* B. C.
Will supply Brbad of HRST gUAL-
ITV, and superior Cakes   and   Pies.
Wedding  Cakes �� Specially.
People of Union will be supplied from
cart  kvp.kv   WKKK   DAY and the Hay
folk Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists  and stationers
Commercial St, Nanaimo, II. C
Union Cottvng Store.
Goods At Coat.
For the next thirty days you can purchase at the Union Clothing Store Cloth
ing, Hats, Hoots, Shoes, White and Colon! Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Cents under
Clothing, Socks, Overalls, Cordigan Jack
cts at cost. The above goods all new.
Please call and inspect goods. Suits
made to order at the lowest possible price
J. T. Grieve.
Butcher Sandwick.
Will run butcher cart to Union Wed-
nesday.4, and Tuesdays around Comox
Settlement, Hay and Courtenay; Saturdays around Courtenay and the Bay.
Will supply vegetables, eggs, butter,
and cream.
Union Saw Mill.
LUMBER
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
tice. *
MOULDINGS.
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
STUMPING.   .
Stumping done at i easona'>lc
rates by our Gi; nt S:u iij er.
WOOD.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
R. Grant & L Mouncc, Proprs.
Society     Cards
I. O. O. F., No .11
Unior. Lodge, I, O. O. F., meets every.
Friday ulght at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth-*
ren cordially invited t�� attend,
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Louge No 14 A.F .Sc A.M..H.C.K.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Secretary.
kToTv.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon.at 8 p. in. at Castle Hall, C-nmox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Hiird
K. R.S.
C. O. O. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. ieo, C. O
O. F. meet in thc old North Comox*
school house ever,- secov.d Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Oflice in 2nd
flat, Green's Block,  Nanaimo,  B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay ou Thursday.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior article for the same mouey?
WARNING
All pprsons driving over lh** wlmrf
ur liridg.-H in C'mikix district f *ntf i
tli.M a walk, will tie |iruat'i!Ut*.d accord
iijj 10 law.
S. Cr.T"h
(��ov. Agent.
McKenzie & Smith.
OOMOX B. C.
Conduct a General
Teaming and Livery Business
The Or-sst Bndjwniiithemnat womlorflil
rtljuiovcry of Hit *K-��- Kudo-tu-d by t��lentltli*ineu
1 f Kuropeau-i America. Hu.iy��b, partly vegetable. Stops ���������
1-wirat- Mi**
<>rth��d actia go
By. WM   inaod.-.ja.oim-a
Lost
LOonillpeUon,
1 Dltalnes, Full-
JlngSenMUon*-*'
{stKngtheu-ViM
vljjor-uw and
mcpori   ton-n tlm entire tyi-tem.   APTca
ninly-iuourcs Debility, Ncrvnume*��,EmlMlotw,
t-id 'leTolnpM nnd reilorw we-ik or-jau *. rain*
lu tlie bi-.i-k, la-ma by day 01 night are stopped
quickly, Ovor 2,000 private endomemeuU,
Proinnturcnew moans impotoni'y in the Brat
'i ���K't*. It can be Btoppod lu'�� dtytfby the u�� of
HuflytHi, , .
Thu new dtKOmr WM made by the Bpedal-
UttoriheoUl faminw Muiiawn Medical Inatl*
���mi-*-. Itia tlioatrongent Tltallier made. It ia
wr powerfliL but harmlm. Sold for 11,00 a
na-k-iKeor 8 -��okagea f*�� K.tO (plain aeaied
trinea). Written guaratiteeslvcnforarura. If
���roil Imr ati t-oxeaand are not entirely cured,
Mx m-tq will lie aen* t�� yon free of all charge*
Bead tnr clnmten, and teattm-inlBU.  Awutm
HttDftoif mmoiosXL ntwrrnru,
 ttt.. t��n FranolMatOafc
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
Th* Hotel is one *f the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected with thc hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
���*- ���    ---���m    ""- 1 *' *
Cumberland Hotel.
Union,. B C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures aud Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors,
llruce & McDonald, I'roprs.
Wood L Miller
UNION, B. C.
Having Added to their Own
the
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant ancl Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigsat   Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Work!,. Nanaimo.
Dealer in Bicycles. Agent for Dui.t-
fnrcl Hie;, cle Co., H. P. Davis of Toronlo
English Wheels, llcaslon, Hnmber,
Ruclge, New Howe and Whitworlli. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Specialty.
���    r- ipaaMaaBdfaraaar^a	
COURTBNAY HOUSE.
C01J-RTE2TJL-*r, B.C.
rnb�� leading hotel in Comox dietrici.
ANew and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists csn depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
J. B. BUTLER,, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steanv-r JOAN will sail as follows
OALUINB AT WAY POUTS n, tmssougor,
and frcisht n,.,y oflVr
I^avu Victoria. Tilumlnj-, 7 ft. m.
"   Nnnalni,) for Uomux, W��itiic��li*y. 7 ft. ni
Leave. Oomox for NAna'mn,       Fridays, 7ft..u
Nftnftlmo for Victoria   Satuidt-y. 7a.st
For freight or state rooms apply on
hoard, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.  20,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
April 27th, 1894.   Trains run
��� on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
It-ihiin Tir-kuta will ba iMued helwoon all
poivls for n faro and a quartor, Rood for return not later than Monday.
Itoturn Tloketa for ane aa4 a half ordinary
fare may bo purchased dally lo all potntl,
fooj for icvpn dayi, Inclndtng day of issue.
No Roturn Tlokeu Usued for a fare aad a
quarter whore the alngle fare in (.wentr-Are
con to.
Through ml*** boiwoen Vlttorla and Comas,
MllRriK" '-"ll Conimulion Tfoketscan be obtained on np*jlicAtion to Ticket Agent, Victoria
Station.
jLUUNsiiuiR,       joamm buktbr.
I-r-Midnt Seal 9*9%.
H.X. PRIOR,
9*n. Fr^fhfc aa4 Pi
C. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Nntarj* Public, Cnnvcyannng
in all its branches. Office Comt-r-
cial St, Nanaimo.
Yarwood & Young,
Ham-.uts, Soicitors, &c. Office Cor.
Buston and Commercial St., Nanaimo, II. C.
HILBERT&SON
Kunkrai. Directors and Embai.mers
Ora-luatas of tho Ot-i.ntnl. Kurekn.
and United Klati-n (.*olle-[��i of Km*
bilmii.K s.
Nan-iimr*, 11. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
XV. ��.. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Manager.
Pun- Drugs Chr-init-als and  Put tint
Mf-dicmf*.
I'hynirniis   I-ri-sriiition* nnil all orders till-rt
with care and dis|iati-h. I1. O. box t!
Popular Store
Our stock ol Spring ;md Summer Goods is now Complete.
We have this season surpassed all previous efforts The good'
are simply *'elegant".
The prices you will find full 20% less than past  year on
average.
The millinery this spring is the prettiest that has been shown,
for several years. An immense variety of Dress Goods and
Trimmings, also those nice Challies so much in demand. New
Capes, Jackets, and Mantles about half last seasoa'sprices.
49 Commercial St. Sloan & Scott      Nanaimo,. B. C.
Job Printing.
Ie are now Prepared to tato Orte
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and duri,i*u warm weather twice a day
1'urc Milk from His  Ranch
And also wit) deliver tn his custome
dail v  Fresh  Eg       lliuter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers bavin*-; above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from L'njon.
McKenzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.O.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
Thc Bread Cart will   be al
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� and._���
Sash and Door Factory
A Haalam, Prop. Mill St., P O Box 38, Tol. 14
Nanaimo 1). C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on band; also SbltigMi.
Latbs, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
aud all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwoad.
All orders accompanied withCABfi Drotnpt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Ksiell
I (arbor and outs-idt towing done at reason
able rates.
Cumberland Meat Market
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
and
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Q B Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
���; cf all kind*
Carriaga Work and Horteihoa-
ing a specialty
FOR.
All kinds of Jon Printing in all its Various Branches*
Posters,  Dodgers, Cards, Bill-Heads, Letter-
Heads, Notices, Circulars,  Pamphlets,
Society By-Laws,  Badges and
Ball Programmes, etc.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.    Call and get prices*
Look at This
{best north o! Nnrmimoi
"^���Opposite  damns Ranch
the largest vessels can float.
The Marriage of Iron and Coal will here result in
EXTENSITE   IRO-N-    WORKS.
The great Kings highway between Nanaimo and Courtenay
will pass through here and also the extension of the  Esquimalt
and Nanaimo Railway.
Lots  will NOW be sold on Easy Terms      ��*"*!* Title perfect.
G  F. Drabble, sole agent,
Comox B. C-
���J. ABRAMS
Union Clothing Store
Union,  B. C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds far
uitings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hats, Shoes and
GENTS FURNISHINGS.
*-***>, The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
moquillait &o c3Xl:m:o:r*:ej
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery  Outfit of
John VV. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
US*    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and wil
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
For Sale.
My farm of 113 acres, with cnal right,
also stock and farm implements.
James Clark.
Comox, B.C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and  Tin   Work
Ding-wall Buildiag.
Co���ox, B. O.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Rams for Sale.
Kok Sai.k two Ine young Rams ( South
Downs).
Apply 10
tleo. Howe,
Comox, fi. fc.
Famous Clydesdale Stallion
Norman McLeod III
Will stand this season as usual in the Settlement,
owned by R. Grant and Co.
Terms, cash down:���
Single sen ice, $5,00
Season, $10,00
Insurance, $15,00
Now standingt at Riverside Hotel'.at
Courtenay.
1. D. McLean
Jewefer, Bookseller
and Dearer in
Organs, Pianos,Music.
Stationery,   and  Notions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines, B C.

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