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The Weekly News Feb 15, 1893

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$2.00  PER YEAR
has opened up a
Dry Goods
Boot and Shoe Store
Grocery &
A  full stock of goods will always be caried.
A share of your trade is solicited.
We call attention to our large stock of wallpaper also 8 case.
Boots and Shoes just opened up.    A carload Ogilvie's Hun
garian flour just in
Importer   and  General Merchant
Agent Dominion Pianos and Organs. Giant and Judson
Powder Co. B. C. Potter and Terra Cotta Works. A
carload of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flour just to'hand.
W. J. Young. P. F. Scharmihmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
I have for sale some Splended   Lots and  Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through The Property
in passing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. -.Figures low and
terms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest at
pr- sent, and once neglected NEVER   RETURNS
Office at Courtenay. Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
Dr. W, J. Young
Physician # Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
All persons driving over tho wharf
or bridges in Comox distriot faster
Huh a walk, will be prosecuted according to law.
8. Creech
Gov.'  Agent.
And Restaurant
1 I, CLAY,
Courtenay B.  G.
Best   of  everything   in   his    line
Always   on   hand.
Fraser &Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
tho Bay,
Also do a general
Teaming Business
Orders ma/ be left it thc Coortenay
Hotel, or this offloe.
F. W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer, Wholesale
and Retail Sealer    in
*��-*** Largest Establishment of its kind.
���1 -34 Cordova St.      Vancouver,    13. c,
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Brant, Propritor
The Hotel is one of 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
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
McCann & Cessford
Carpenters   *
And Builders
General Job Work
Courtenay B, G,
Nob   Hill Property.
Six and One  Half Acres
on  Nob Hill facing the Gulf.
Splendid Fruit Land
free from  wind and  frost  and
suitable for a
Gentleman's   Residence
Four Acres are in grass and
the rest slashed, Price $600,
balance three and six months.
Enquire at News Office.
A Good shoemaker is needed at Courtenay He should be able to mend
lirnesses;   K ma.ried man    prefered.
This   - i snaf 'or ttie right mau.
    A   Full   Line of  Everything   a	
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
COMOX ami UNION  II, .:.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
The Courtenay Hotel
Leading hotel of Comox District
Everything first elan.
Batea from $1.00 to $2.00
Bar aupplied with choicest liquors
McArdle's   linn    staue   will   have
Couiitk.sav I'm-Comox
nt 1 p. ni on  WlbXMDAYa, reluming
*.aflt-r ii.i,il hour.
On Satobdav the-etude will li.n��.
''oi-m-OAV for Comix ut 8 a. in. R-.
turning li-ute
it lOa. in., returning io Comox sumi-
:v,-n ng.
This section is the   Paradise   for
Hunters aud Fishermen, and a  favorite
resort for visitors fio.n the cities.
R. Graham, Propr,
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo in
On and after  Aug. 23rd, 1892
The Steain.-r JOAN will sail as follows
Le,vo Vli-tiirln. Tunstl iy, 5 a. nl.
"  Nmi.iiinn for Onmox, WedttOMliiy, 7 ft in
"   Culnux fur Valium Inland, Tluu ..In) 711.111.
I ItmiirtiiiiK sii'iiu 'I iy. I
Leave Conmx tor Numil 1110.     Priitnya, 7a.m.
t.'      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Salnrdoy, 7 u.111
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo K'y. I
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Bunduva
ltotlirn Tiokuls will Ihi Ishiio.1 bolWQOD all
IwlliU for 11 film ftii.l ft .niftrtor, K>'<*1 for return not ltltor limn Monday.
Itotiirn Tickets for 0110 unit a hall orillnnry
fnro muy im purohawd dally to nil points,
K.Ht.i for soven 'lays. Including Cny ol is-im.
No ttoturn Ticket* tamed for a faro ftnil a
quarter whoro tlio bIiir-Io fnro la Iwoiily-lli-e
Tiirounii rates between Victoria and Coniox.
President. Uen'l Suut.
I- Oon. Freight and PiuwonKor Agt.
Society    Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. V. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings at|*.30 p. m. in the old
North omox School House. Visiting
brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M..11.CR.
Courtenay II. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of thc moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
K. of P.
Cmnox Lodge No 5, K. of I'., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Ilnrd,
K. K. S.
Duncan  Bros.
Farmers and General Merchants
** This season, as usual, we shall supply farm seeds of the best quality at
he lowest possible figures.
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T. C. Woods
Comox B.  C.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays and Saturdays.
For  Sale
At Cairns' Ociagonal Farm House,
Swr-i-t cured Hucon, Hams, Eggs,
Poultry, Pot a nes, Parsnips, Onions
Carrots. Cabling.', and
Prices reasonable, delivered or otherwise,
Thos. Ca:rn��.
For Sa'e
Grain,   Produce,
And   Cattle
Also a fine farm.
Apply to
Adam MGKelvey
Union StBamfliip Co, B.C.Ltd,
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tio.ii Niiiijiiiiimit-a. in. L'ttrgO ia ('OllllilUli'd
wtinrf until iiaoii,
Viiiitvnivoi-nmi Comox-S8. Cniiiox loavoii
Ooiiiimiiy'n wharf overy Moinlny nl ��. u ni,
or L'miinx ���ulstrlot.roturinugon Tuoiiiiiy,
Vmioouvor and Norlliorti Ugglhg Cnmiw
ami Huttuiiii!  ts H S,   COIII'JX    lOllVOB   Mm
riiiii|nit,yri ivlitrf nvtiry U'iiliitiH.|iiy ai Ita. in.
fur (litiHiiii'ii liiiiiiliii-*���SL-L-rliul*. Wflftiiiic I',hh
l.lllill, Ciirli:*. Id-ail imiiil 111.11 it-iiiti-li-g im:
mhiim' roiiiciuiil l�� l-orl Novlllo nmi waniorU
every ntlornato wtmk
<fl.Hti)itiniirn ami ScOWl ftlwaj'l aviillablo fur
Kxt-urBlniiH.TtMvliiK, Kt-oljtlillng UlwInOBIt. A in
Iilo Htiirai*n Ai'niNiiiilalliiii on ��� 'i>'h wliarf.
I 'apt iriiliirn tm a|i|>liia< Ion to l hfl ofhCO,
WM. WEUESTEH,   MnnagiT,
TotophonoIM P.O.Box 817
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmith ing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Chas R Hardy & Co
Real KatAto
And Finnnci       r��kor
Notary Public, Conreyancer.
Nnntiliiio. B. C.
Thrilling Episode.
It was during thc Rtorm of Know
and wind that swept this cou-.it dboyt
thu first of llie mouth that th" staunch
simmer ,li nm starlet! south ou
hi-r trip from Quatliiuski Covi- to Coin
ox. There wece a numter it passt-n*
g'TSon board, and though mostly
URt'd to "heavy sens" lln-y soon becnine
nervous, as th��? ste<*tlicr rolled and
pitched und g'outied nsthoUgh a thing
of life, whii ped hy the mad winds
There wis no levity Intltllgid in you
may lie sure. The Captain was thought
tohok s-iious, and it was observed
that th��* Pur-er ha I u(*ds* d to collect
fates. Tiiis may have been because
everybody had already paid, but that
idtn d du't occur to any one then.
All the signs were read according to
their woist portents.
The steamer In an rnusunllv pleat-nut
one in good weather but her height n-
Imve wmer presents�� large surface io
the wind which. o-nneB whistling
ihnugh i.i\isible fpacep, nnd with the
wh t- caps howling their wrath nf foam
nnd blinding sprav, ihn boat ri-es on a
huge wave inly u> rlemjid into a '-trough
ofthe si a", just at such a moment,
the (.tentorial!voice of Doubleknees,
one of the pussingers, was heard ex-
claimii g:
" We are lostl TueriiiH no help for
Then every one cjung on to some fix
ture. There wns a moment of awful
suspense, and the boat rose proudly
as ev r, with what seemed a shriek of
Now mora alarmed than ever, our
fears lent w tigs to our imoginati n.
The waters appeared to leap up run
ub'g out long tongues 10 lick the shies
ot tin- steam' r. The sea was a great
monster whetting her appetite for th"
morsel the Joan was to suuplv. An
other lurch ami then Dcui-leknees
I et some ono with n paper and pencil take our naneyti d put the list iuto a bottle and throw it into the water.
As sensible as this seemed 10 one
undertook the ta-k, pt-ih-ips because
they hud uot the m-terial, or perhaps
everything was so un-teudy as to render it very difllcult.
The stenn e still held on her way,
but the norm appear, d to increase in
fury. Like a cat ploying with a mouse
the el- merits were giving u. a little
rope, lief-ie ti'iully claiming tl-eir prey
So it appear) d, and for a little while
there whs a lu!) but it wns of short duration. Ti e voice of the wind grew
louder, and the waves rose with tlv-ir
���' impetuous swell ", The greHl engines
appeared to throb ns if in pain.Tlm frail
sid'S of the ' saloon' creaked and heut
thieatenim- to collop e In another
moment the boat plunged, nnd thc waters seemed to engulf us.Doubleknees
stretched out one hand while with the
other he clutched desperately to a railing, and shnu-ed with  what   sounded
like the voice of doom:
" We'll ull be in Ii���I in three itiin
tiiimediately, the signal hell was
heard nnd fur a moment our hearts
ft nod sill. Hut the boat wis only turn*
ing. The mist opened, We had re-
reived the last assnult of the sea and
were gliding into the wlcome harbour
of Comox Bay.
Catching a glimpse of the captain 1
made my way to him nnd enquired:
'- W tc we in great danger, Captain?"
Nut ih<* slighest. It wns pietty bad
bui he Joan has safely passed through
rougher waler.
Our terrors were then lie 1 ids of the
m Most Interesting Time.
The affiiiri of Uat man Lodge 1.0 Q
'V. Were never more prusporOU-t. The
lodge meets in the old school house,
Saturday night was a field day, so :o
speak, Theic wus an ntlendauea, in
eluding visitors,well up towards a hundred, before the ni rival of visitors
(which ��as uot expeiied) the foi'
lowing offiuers wen* installed: W.Park
Iii, O.T.j RNter K. Dunc.n, V. T;R,
DuiK-ne, K C; J. Hull, S,; Win Grieve,
U.-   Imi-to   1'i.rkin,    .M.;  J     Pnrl/in, (A
and C. IS. Rabiioii, S
Immediately after the installation
the member* of Union Lodge 4.r> nriv
ed in a body, nnd were leceived in
forms I style, Ihcji Chief Templar upon Invitation accepting the Onuiraud
attending 10 tiu duties of presiding officer.
!n thc entcrtainm nt which followed
the Juveniles took the precedence.
Recitations were given by Maulers
Dingwall, Walter aud Morris MeArdle
(the htter receiving an encore), aud the
Misses Katie McArd-c, Dingwall",
���Urant nnd Crawfonls,
Refreshments were then served They
were in great abundance, and judging
by ihejrrapid disuppaerance were much
The entertainment was* than resumed. There were songs by Hrotheis
Rnbson, Andrew Piercy and .l.im-s
Piercy and among others from Union,
Brothers Wright,!) ividson, Slru;hers,
Robertson. We wete unable to ca'ch
all the names of those from Union who
participated, but tbey may be assured
that their efforts were greatly appreciated, and will long be remembered with
Appropriate remarks were made, by
Uro. Fraser, and the grand finale came
with a Hong by the Chief Templar of
the visiting brothers.
A resolution was moved by Rro Rab-
hon, seconded by Rro Wm Duncan,
and unanimously carried, thanking Union Lodge for it's visit. The Union
Lodge then passed a resolution of thanks
for the manner in which thev hid bceu
received, and extended 1 cordial invi
I ation to their brethren of Rale-man
Lodge to return the visit.
To the People of
Denman Island.
The SS. Coniox will stop at your wharf
at 4 p.m. next Monday,the 20th init, and
take passengers to Comox to attend the
Knights of l-ytlii.is Grand Utllantlrc
turn leaving C.imox at 8 a.m., 11.: next
morning, Round trip ticket- only 50
Thc Committee.
Provincial Roll of Honor.
The annual report published shows that
for ihc year 1801- 2 the following pupils
were accredited lirst rank by their teach
North Comox School at Courtenay*
deportment, Minnie Berkeley) regul-trfiv
and punctuality, Judson McPheet and for
���jroliricncy, Margaret Carter.
Courtenay SoHOOi-Gr.intham's���-de
port ment, Adelaide Machin; regularity
and punctuality, Phoebe Beech] and for
proficiency, Mary Smith.
South Comox School���-deportment,
Lydia McDonald; regularity and punctuality, James Lyttlej and for proficiency,
Thomas Powers.
DbNMAN Island���deportment, Margaret McMillan; regularity and punctuality, Charles Albert Kenan; and proficiency, Ida Louisa Graham,
PUNTLI'.GE School (lower prairie
road)���deportment, George Carwithan;
punctuality and regularity, Winfrcd Ren*
nigon;.ind proficiency, Eiiza Milligan.
HORNHY Isi..\Nii-deportment,Alphoiiso
Scott; regularity and punctuality, Florence
Louts 1 Scott; .ind proticiencv, Caroline
J. Sutton.
Union Mines, 1st division ��� deportment, Ruth Denton (regularity and punctuality, Robert McKnight; proficiencj,
Harry White.
Union mines, 2nd division���deportment, Margaret Grant; regularity and
punctuality, Maria Tobacco (proficiency,
Samuel Mc Knight.
His Eyes Opened.
Some three months ago an article appeared in Tub sews relating to a robbery on Vtildes Island by sonif Ju*
tlians, nud in ��hKh account it waa
stnted that the ��ictiin fired upon two
Indians, supposed to li��vn b< en connected with the rol-bery as they were
letving. Rysonn* error thi name of
J W.Giillo-tay, Indian missionary, was
given as the party robbed. Shortly afterwards we received a note from M\
Galloway stating lie was not the party
and that his n-lilions with M e ftidjans
were such as to preelud- 'he necessity
of using fi-*e arm-t aginst them.
He was always a friend nf the red
man, and ever ready to defend the ill
aud doubtless would look with horror
upon any one ttho might r'edare that
tbe "good ftidinns were dead Indians"
]��ut a few days ago, while he wa- a-
way the Indians canm and r-fled his
cabin of ts contents, not even leaving
some documents which he had prepared with great car- in connection uitli
Ins exauiiua ion iu the spring. Of e< u sc
he didn't swear being a missionary.
He lia< lii-tfault d-mbt'ess butswearing
is'nt one of them* and he is generally
considered a very amiable gentleman
His frii-nd**, of which he appears to
have many, not counting the Indians,
will grieve to learn of his misfortune,
and probably he get his eyes opened lo
the true character of the Cape Mudge
Saved by his hair.
W. Cheney has returned from Ids
trip up north where he met with a
hnir breadth esnape,lii coming through
Seymour Narrows in a canoe in company with a Siwasli, ihe boa'-overturn
id and the Siwash was washed ���-
shore. Soon after a strong wave landed Cheney very close to the beach.
The Siwash who had recovered his
breath, nnd was watching the approach
of bis companion on the breast of tlm
Wft'er, at the opportune moment reach
cd forward anil seized him by his foot
Th ��� boot entne off iflid Cheney was
burns back on the rcoedbi-t wave. Soon
anoih r sea brought him forward when
the S'wash grab-ied him hy the ether
Strange to sav that hoot also came oil
and Cheney returned as before, Ry
t'.is time thn Siwash hud learne I some
wisdom nnd when the next sway of
the billows brought our unfoituuate
frieud forward he wnsseizd by the hair
of his hend[whh-h fortunately was nut
a wig] nnd s .f ly brought nshi re.
i��'or thc text 15 minutes the Siwash
whs employed in kneading the tienily
drowned man. Then a gentle stimulant was administered when he noon
recovered. His boots were then handed him with un explanation of how he
hud Inst them.
"You can have them", he exclaimed
as he threw them towards his preserver. "They have served me a dirty trick
and I will never wear them again '.
Some moccasins were made for him
out ofoldb.igs found near and the pair
slowly moved into the forest toward
(he first cab'ii to obtain rest and food
after theii j erilou*- adventure,
The Officers and Directors ofthe Com-
ox Agricultural and industrial Association will meet at thc office of W.Cheney,
near the bridge, Courtenay, at 7.30 p.m.
Monday, thc 20th. Every one is urgently
requested tn be present.
By order ofthe President
J. Muudell, Secetary
Mr. Mose Ireland has received a letter
nforming him that a postoffice would be
established on Cortes Island at Manron.s
An accounl ofthe Lyric Club entertainment as well as Union Items were too
late for this issue but will appear next
Local Brevities
What's new? Cubb,s Cough Cure is
new, effectual and speedy.
For wall paper go lo McPhee i&Mooro
Ties and shirts at Mc Kims.
K. of P, ball - 20th February.
Mr Phee & Moore nre enterprising mer-
cSants,   They keep Cubb's Cough Cure,
The San Mafenwe understand ha* arrived at union wharf.
The SS. Comox reached theliny Monday al 4 p.m., with groceries for McPhee
and Moore and f. Mi Kim, G Leighlon,
(hardware, uu! Geo. Howe ;beeQ.
Ed. McKim shot three coons on Monday.
Hope harnesses appear to he the go
now a dai*. 11 ���* si.id enc will be sent to
the W.ifW-s Fair.
The Athletic Club Room is being fitted
up with the modern appliances.
Dancing appears to be the principal
method of amusement these times.
The snow is fast disupocaring and as
some say "it's no good any ��ay."
Mr. Thomas nf Fraser & Thomas will
put up n dwelling house for his own u p.
on Mill Street.
A fi i-tring mill nu,dit to do well here.
Everybody will be at the K.ofP. ball,
Feb. 20th.
Mrs. David Pickles of Denman Island
has for s.ile two pure bred Brown Leghorn roosters which she will dispose of at
1.50 each.
Wc receive orders for Brownlee's commercial map ofthe Province. It is a fine
map and wilt answer all thc purpose of
the fifteen dollar one, and is ihome pn>
duction    Can be seen at our offiee.
Cubb's Cough Cure is leading in the
cities as thc safest, surest, nnd speediest
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Whooping
Cough and kindred ailments.
For Sale��� A good two horse team
harness and wagon. One of the horses
is a fine driving animal.    Enquire at this
John Hetherington went down to Victoria on the Joan last Friday, with tho
intention of going to the Jubi!ce Hospital
and remaining a month.
Mr. W. Cheney has received the sad
intelligence of the death of his father.
David Cheney, at Washington, Vermont
aged 87.
When a party writes an abnoxous article and when accused of its authorship
denies it, and then admits it was written
ut home, he proves himself first a fool,
second a coward and always a liar.
The ''echoing horn" rouse-; the villager,
as McArdle's stage dashes by. Why
don't he join McAllister's orchestra?
J. McPhee, Esq. returned by the SS.
Joan last Wednesday. During bis al*-
scencc, he visited Nanaimo, Vancouver
and Victoria.
What docs it mean? At every literary
intertainment which we have attended
for a long time, some young lady has
shouted; "Curfew must not ring tonight."
Mrs. Lucy Jones, of Nanaimo arrived on the SS. Joan last Wednesday
and is visiting the family of her son, Mr.
David Jones, of Courtenay, where she is
expected to rema-n for sometime.
Any one publishing a paper in the
country where ihcre is only a weekly mail
and where in case of accident he can
get no help from a neighboring office,
labors under great disadvantages. There
aie always a few when something occurs
to make it late, as when the other day
the editor was detained on board the SS.
Comox out in thc Galf,three days beyond
thc usual time, who nn about like a
turkey gobbler with it's head cut off, endeavouring to stir up a breeze. Such
persons will please take notice that we
do not care for their patronage. It
wouldn't amount to a hill of beans anyway.
Jones���At Courtenay on Tuesday, the
14th inst to Mr. and Mrs. David Jones
U daughter.
Snow Bound
The snow on Denman Island has been
quite deep lately. Week ago Man lay
Mr. George McFarland started out to
look after his sheep, and passing over ft
brush heap not far fiom the house which
was heavily covered with nature's white,
mantle, suddenly dropped through and
out of sight. Hilly Kenan and W. Che-
r.ry, happened tt, (����� near and heating
the cries for help rushed out to the spot.
Mcl'arland's head- iilthuugh a tall man,
was fully two feet below thc surface. By
thc use of a block and tackle he was soon
hoisted out of his snm\ hound prison, ami
leceived the congratulations  of friend-*.
Amusing Criticism
lack (of alt trades)��� I notice that thc
hyphen is not always used when two
words are printed together in this publication.
Gill���Yes indeed. There is blockhead
for instance without any separating mark.
Jack ���what a blunder!
Gill���-I suppose that in your own case
you would part your hair in the middle to
indicate the junction?
Jack���What do you mean?
Gill���I was only thinking whether ih
case it was pietty much all block and
very lit'le head, ii might not all be treated
as one thing.
Rare Intellectual Treat.
Do not fail to hear thc great city orator next Sunday Feb. 19. Rev. Mr. Mc
Leod is to lecture in the old School
House. Union Mines, on Saturday eve-
nine; 18th Fehy, on "That Young Man"
He will also preach morning and evening
of ihe following day in the same place
and in thc afternoon in the Presbyterian
Church, Comox.
The same lecture will be given in the
Presbyterian Church, Comox.on Tuesday
evening 21st"Keb, at 7.30 p.m��� Admis*
sion,s$ cents.
A rare intellectual treat is in store for
all who will have the pleasure of listen-
There are many fartnen wlio would gladly remove Uu* horns from their cattle it tbey
were not restraiood by ihe thought that
gotting ready to perforin the operation
carried with it tne necessity of attending to
a long list of details, or providing specially
prepared facilities, as for instance, aohute
for securing the animal, or some particular
form of Saw,    While 1 do not  wish to de
ng the animal for dehorning is illustrated ��� THE OAU ADM DAIRY-
iu Fig. I Tht! animal is placed iu an ordinary ' 	
BWbloat-uichlou, except that the precaution ' ,-��� |��eMpfela Kevlowctl by n Scold. Writer
is taken to have it braced very Beounly, A I
pair of light double pulley blocks is then!    The agricultural problem may not. un-
fastened to the ceiling a little in front and fairly lay claim to be thu question of the
to one side of the aaimaVs head as it stands! day.   It may he hoped that, when it has
iu the stanchion.   A heavy five-ringed hal* j had its day of concentrated public atten-
ter is placed on  the animals head; the
pulley hook is then fastened to the halter,
and the head drawn up as high as il can he
Owing to the block liuing hung to one side
of the center the  animal's head is turned
sideways; when it is drawn up, this position enables the operator to get at the horn
conveniently. The horn should he sawed j tion from more useful proposals, by proas-
off clear down tc the base so that there will ing them on the notice of tho agricultural
be a rim oi hair left on the severed horn. ��� community,    liui that is not all.   As an
 . a praotical solution uf some of its perplexities may have heen devised. Some of
the heroic remedies of which much was
heard in iho rocent Agricultural Conference are rapidly drifting out of the piililb
regard. Their advocates may he oxpootod
for some time to occasionally distract atten
(3 .'ii W %' ���������'��� ;-5 'V'kJm
w     ..I    l-Y     ft   :- .-u>>*- jjs***-
pin. I. a cow sKcriiKn rait okiiornisoi
predate tho nso -if Improved facilities for
performing the work, still the man who
Koepi only a few head of hvo stock need
not feel that it is too much trouble for.llhn
to dehorn his cattle himself.
Undoubtedly the most satisfactory way
of dispensing with the horns is to chock
their growth on tho calf. For this purpose
1 have auccoBsfully used caustic potash. It
is sold in sticks about the size ofa lead
pencil, ond iniy bo obtalnod at any drug
store. Five cents' w.u'th will be Bufllolonl
to dehorn six or eight calves. The best
time io kill tlm horn is when llie calves ure
From threo to six days old, or as soon as
tho littio horn button can be definitely located. Willi a pair of scissor.-] clip all the
hair away from tho ambryo horn. Dip a
linger in wator, and moisten the horn,
dry the linger and, after wrapping alt hut
the lower end 'if the stick of potash in
paper, to prevent the fingers coining in
contact with it, hold il as one would a
pencil, and rid) on the horn. All
portions <>t the horn must he treated.
baring iho process of applying the
potash, the horn must ho kept moiBtenod, but-
great caro Bhould bo observod not io put on
so much wator as to cause the dissolved potash to run down the calf's head, nnd cause
unnecessary Buffering, When the horn tikes
on an inflamed appearance, and the skin
that covers it has become loosened, it will
he evident that it has received Billllolotlt
ti'i-'itnicut. This npplioaton- or, indeed,
that of any other fluid prepared ^accomplish the same purpose, does cause some
pain, hut it does not last so long, nor is it
as severe as in llie case of the mature animal,
when tho saw is employed. Fig, '2 shows
tlio result of an application ofa prepared
dehorning fluid to one horn only, the other
horn in the ease of each animal being left to
develop naturally. When chemical dehorning compounds are used care muat bo observod to keep iho bottle tightly corked with a
rubber oork, otherwise a second experiment
with the same bottle, after it. bad been open
for several months, might not be very satis*
factory, if caustic potash is used it will be
necessary to bottle it lip tight lo prevent
the moisture io the air from dissolving it.
Next to checking horn growth on the
calf, iho only resource is the saw, and while
this operation may appear as an act of
cruelly, il is a remarkable fact that the
criticism  on iho practice comes almost
Wholly from persona who havo no praotical experience iu the management and
feeding of cattle, whilo its exponents
aro tho men who know full well that
more cruelly is directly traceable to
tho wearing of horns hy cattle than call he
charged agalust their owner by his act of
depriving them of their useless weapons.
When horns are lo he removed by means of
the Baw, I prefer to wait until they are
fully developed, for it has been my experience Lhat Ugly stub horns will surely be the
result whon half grown horns at-c sawed oil".
Ifthe work bo properly performed on a
mature animal thero will be very little
further growth, the horn will soon round
over with a hard shell, and rarely ever
grow so long that it will not he covered by
the hair on thc head, Twelve cows w
dehorned Marcii llith, 1SSS.
As soon as ��� ae horn is removed the assistant I
rolcisea iho rope, the pulley block is hung
up on the other side of the animal ami the
operation repeated on the remaining horn.
The operator should have an assistant whose
duly is Hi draw the animal's head up and
hold it white the tbe work is being done.
The rope should not be fastened, hut
held in the hands, m that the head may
lie released ihe instant the horn is nil'.
The operator should, when all is ready,
work with all thn vigor possible, and
not hesitate and atop hecauso the animals moves about a little. A carpenter's
hiw, such as is used for light finishing work
with a blade about eighteen inches long, I
havo found tho most satisfactory for my
own use. It should lit; very sharp mid have
but UttlO sot in thc teeth. In Figs. ."( and I
aro shown the homed aud dehorned heads
of a Jersoy bull whose horns were sawed off
iu the early part of dune, 1803, when lie was
[-.bout two years old,    lit! was   handled in
the manner   jusl   deserihed.    Neither    his
development nor  servloos appear to liavi
boon interrupt']!, in the least by tht! opera
tion.    His   iih up    horns   had   attained
;j- w.
'.Pv,. m
a. %-*%  t     ���",
1 io. '1. ilBltSKVOOW WITH o\l'. nui;'*' IIKMOVK1)
From I he data obtained at the time the
twelve oowa woro dehorned, it was found
that there was a slight falling oil' iu the
milk yl II during tho twenty-four hours
following tlio operation, and an increase
in I he fat, There was also a sllghtllioronse
ill tho temperature al each animal, denoting a slight degree of fovor for ii few
days after ihe operation was performed.
All \a\ llin animals struggled more or
loss, whilo tin! work was being thine, and
there can be no ipiestion but lhat il. is painful, but the woik can and should be done
very rptiokly. In HO case, by actual observation, did it require more than half a mln-
uii! lo remove a horn ; in a few eases it only
look five or six strokes of the Haw. As soon
as I lie horns wero oil't he animal was released, and bran was immediately placed before
them to see if they would eat. Only in one
instance was it refused. Tito loss of hi
is usually Blight, but it is not uncommon for
one or more line si reams to spurt out from
the horn for fifteen or twenty mllltltflS. I
have never yet found it necessary to put
length ofa foot and wero three inches in
diameter at the base, and, aa is usual with.
Jersey bulls, he was a very dangerous
animal, but is so no longer,
Tests of Milk-
Mr. Frank T. Shutt, M. A., chief chemist
of the Dominion Experimental Farms, addressed the recent Dairy Convention oil the
estimating of fat in milk, and the adoption
of the Balienek method in creameries and
cheese factories as a tneaus of putting the
sale of milk upon a more equitable basis
than at present in vogue.
Mr, Shutt said that at the last convention
of tho asBoeiatiou he had pointed out the
necessity of valuing milk according to quality ; that he had emphasized the tact that
tho value ofany particular sample of milk���
whether for the creamery, the cheese factory, or the consumer���was directly dependent upon the amount of butter fat that milk
contained : that hy tho introduction of the
Ilahcoek tester we were adopting the
busineas principle of "payment of money
for value received." Figures were then
given showing the reliability and accuracy
of this process. In order to lessen tho amount of work and expenditure of time necessarily entailed iu making daily tests of each
patron's milk, the method oi collecting ond
testing composite samples was advised. The
results of several seties of experiments conducted at the Experimental Farm laboratories, Ottawa, by Mr. Hlnitt, were given,
the figures representing these results being
presented to the audience on charts. The
firstaorlos showed that Mr. SllUtt had been
successful in getting accurato results when
using a special pipette 1 I -Ot ii of the usual
size, Ily means of it daily sample!-]
of each patron's milk were put in a test
bottle. At the end of the woek the test
bottle therefore contained the regular
amount, viz.- 17.fi c.c. Although this composite sample was then curdled ami thick,
it worked very satisfactorily with the acid,
and the result had linen proved to bo as cot-
reel as hy testing the milk daily and averaging the results. The second series of experiments told of the use of pot. bichromate
as a preservative. This chemical, when
present only in small quantities, would
keep milk fluid for weeks and even months,
Further, that this milk could ho analysed
or tested at any time, and the percentage
of fat obtained would be correct. The
method of using the bichromate was fully
explained, and a sample of milk, made up
of composite samples taken from the Nth to
l-llli December, was exhibited. It was
perfectly fluid, This afforded an alternate
method for obtaining a composite sample
whioh could lie easily and accurately tested
by the HaboooJr, The weak and tho strong
points of the above processes were then
brought out, thc use of the bichromate having somewhat the better claim of the two
for adoption. A method of sampling the
milk was then explained, hy which not only
was a representative sample obtained, but
also an aliquot or proportionate amount of
tho milk daily supplied by each patron,
This did away with theerrnr lhat, existed
when exactly the same quantity was laken
daily as the Maniples,
of  you
anything on the horn to stop the flow of
blood, nr to asBUt in healing. The work may
be safely done at any time except during
the hot months, when the flies would he I
troublosome.   A simple method of seour* I
Why They Didn't Marry.
"I���I���wan tod 1-0 ASk why none
.iris   qvni ('nt  ,.io.),�� l.a-U ,IIC
preliminary to pupping the question to one
of th'i family of livo daughters.
" Why, you see. It's jusl this  way,"  .she
said confidingly- " when a young man ottnoe
lo seo tine of us the others are so eaten up
with curiosity that they make some oxetisc
to rush in and always at the wrong time."
Sho Mushed prettily and he braced up
with a come one conic all, I Ids rock
Ily from ils linn-hanc-as-soon-as-l aii
began again.
"Then I won't tako any chances.
coast, is clear just now aud I���"
" Ifa ! ha ! ha ! Sue's got a new beau !'t
rang out a loud voice.
He dropped her hand as if it had been a
live eoal ami pushed Ids chair to tho other
side of the room before she could assure him
thai it was only the parrot.
It takes a man quite a while to recover
from auoh a shock, but he moved his chair
into lino again and began tremblingly *
" Miss S���Sue, 1 wanted to ask you��� "
"S���U���-S���a���n, is that coal fire amok*
It was her mother's voice this time and
there ivas another dissolving view of the
lovers as thoy whisked far apart.
Being satisfied on the point of the lire the
mother withdrew from tiie head of tho stairs
and the perspiring lover returned to the
" (food gracious !'' he ejaculated. " l see
why you girls don't gel married. It's now
or never--" as he heard tbo front door open
���" Miss Sue, I want to ask you���"
" Good evening ! Ifa 1 ha ! this is comfort," said '.lie rubicund father of the family
as he advanced to the tire. " Don't go, Mr.
Smith, I want to talk to you about my now
deal in lumber. Von needn't sit up, Sue,
I'll turn oil'the gas all right."
Willi such ohtuso heads to il there novst
will be a wedding in that family���nover !���
aid to the thoughtful study of the situation
that is going oil  thr ugliout the country,
attention is directed iu another column to
some facts, of which many may not be a ware,
relating   to the progress   of   agricultural
science in Canada.    The- circumstances of
tho Dominion are not iii all respects
parable   with  those   which  rulo in  (._
Britain.    Canada, too, however, has had ilsf
agricultural problem, for n fall In the prleosi
of produce such as bus been experienced'
could not fail to disturb economic conditions,
The cultivation of the soil, the tearing of
fruit crops, and the raising of farm slock is
ihe national Industry of Canada in a souse
which does not apply iu Croat Britain ; and
on this account the Dominion Qovornmont
has taken the agricultural interest under its
special care and prote *tiun. Its task has
beou to instruct H in the science of taking
care of and protecting itself.    It is bttlfl
over two years since the matter WttS taken
ill hand oil a scale of any magnitude; hut
the SOhome has been attended with a degree
of success, that, to say tho least, is phenomenal, and its results cannot fail to materially affect the prosperity of the whole country.
Under the administration nf the Minister of
Agriculture n central experimental farm bus
been established in Ottawa. It has been
placed under the
capable not only of collating the results of
valuable experiments in all departments of
farm work, but of presenting them in the
form of popularly written reports, and.
what, is of equal value, instructive lectures
to farmers throughout tho Dominion Branch
farms in other parts of the country have
also been established in order tllHt the experiments might he carried ou under diverse
conditions as to soil and climate.
The distribution of small sample bags of
grain for seed to all farmers who may apply
tor thorn is one of the most valuable features of the work at these farms, A large
part of tholr area is set apart for the growing of crops ot the most suitable kind, with
a view lo discovering those which are best
adapted to particular soils. Of very great
importance, also, is the series of experiments mado in the feeding of cattle and
swino. There arc probably few farmers
anywhere to whom the knowledge acquired
from these experiments would not he of instruction and value. Tho first place, however, iu the great educational schemes of
the Canadian Minister of Agriculture is lite
work carried on by the Dariy Commissioner,
Professor J, \V. Robertson, to whose second
annual report attention is directed. The
exhaustive experiments conducted at the
central farm are really of secondary importance to the work that ha and his staff
of assistants have overtaken. They havo
it may he said, been over thc length and
breadth of the land, delivering popular lectures and gh ing demonstrations in the
work of cheese and butler making. They
have temporarily taken over for their department a large number of cheese fact tries
for ihe winter, lilted them wilh the necessary apparatus uud turned them into working creameries, in order to demonstrate the
commercial soundness of a scheme that must
have been regarded with considerable misgiving. On such a scale has this work boon
carried on, that it may be accepted as literally true that there are
in the entire Dominion who have not witnessed or come into direct acquaintance
with ihe most approved methods known iu
their industry. The best system of cattle
feeding, swine feeding, the preservation of
fodder in silos have been brought under the
notice of every firmerin the country, either
by means of a lecture or through the medium of the bulletins issued from time
to time from the experimental farms and
agricultural colleges. In its several departments this great educative scheme has
manifestly made au impression on llie people
for whose benefit it has been planned. A
distinct step in advance hi>s heen made, and
it need hardly be added that those who tail
to keep pace with that advance will fall behind in the race for wealth ami theslruggle
for subsistence.
It must be lefl for those whom itdircctly
concerns to consider how the facts thus
briefly noticed arc likely to affect British
agricultural interests, and also whether they
have or have not an instructive aspect. Our
imports of agricultural, dairy and farmyard
produce show no signs of diminution. It
has occurred to many observers that the
heavy arrivals of butter, cheese, ami cgjs
from abroad that find place on our produce
markets are an unnecessary severe inroad
upon thc domain of British fanners. Various and apparently satisfactory reasons
have been given for not altering the economy
of the farm to combat this foreign competition.
that competition is likely to become keener.
The standard of quality is distinctly raised
and that may he held to mean the shouldering aside to inferior produce, from whatever
quarter it may come. These matters Ollforeo
their own lesson, but it is desirable thai it
should he learned at as liltlo oxpenso as
possible, It may bo that the time has
arrived when a readjustment of farming industry has become expedient ; for competition ill cereals has reduced tho return iu
Lhat department ton very narrow limit.
Competition, however, is to be confronted
iu overy branch of farming, and it goes
without Haying that iho prize is to tho skil
ful and economical administrator of the ma'
tenuis and mrauu that lie I-m to omploy. If
there beany lesson to be learned from what
in going on In Canada, it assuredly 1 io-- on
the surface. Il is lor farmers themselves *n
decide whether any portion of It 's worthy
of being put ill practice. They also aro the
liest judges ofthe method by which any
scheme ol the kind to which attention ih
drawn may be act in operation. Whoiher
it be necessary, desirable, oi* practicable in
this country, duTorently oiroumstanood in
many respects as compared with Canada, is
a matter foi* thoughtful consideration ��� hut
it will not be denied (hut it relates to one
aspect of the agricultural problem which it
would be tho depth of unwisdom to disregard.���[Scotsman.
slightly and I bled like a pig and the blood
was a bright red. Just look at the blood
in the veins of my hands." So indeed thoy
were, and his cheeks also wore Llie ruddy
flush of health with which only good blood
and plenty of it can paint tho human fate.
Our reporter then called upon Ch as. 11.
Sager Co., druggists, at their request. They
were much interested^ the case end cure by
the use of Dr Williams' Pink Pills and told
of several other instances, which had come
to their knowledge, where the use of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills had proved efficacious
in making the most wonderful cures.
These pilla contain, in a condensed form,
all Iho elements necessary to give new life
and richness to (he blood, and restore shattered nerves; they aro an unfailing specific
for such diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus' dauce, sciatica,
neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache,
thc after effects of la grippe, palpitation of
the heart, pale antl sallow complexion, ami
the   tired   fueling resulting   from   nervous
prostration ; all  diseases deiientling upon
vitiated humors of (he blood such as
scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Thoy are
also a epeclfia  for troubles peculiar  to
females, such as suppressions, irregularities
and all forms of weakness. They build up
blood and restore llie glow of health to
the pale ami sallow ch. eks. In the ease of
men they effect a radical cure in all eases
arising from mental worry, overwork or
excesses of whatever nature,
Thoso pills are manufactured by Iho Dr.
Williams' MedicitlO Company, liio-l.ville,
(Int., and Schenectady, N. Y., and are hold
uly iu boxes bearing ihe firm's trade mark
ml wrapper, al fiOots. a box or six boxes for
*���:-.-,oU Boar in mind that Dr. Williams'
Piuk Pills are never sold in bulk, or by the
dozen or l.u idrod, and any dealer whoofTon
subs!iI'ites in this form is trying to defraud
you and should be avoided. TllO public are
also cautioned against all other so-called
blood builders antl nerve tonics, no mailer
what inline may be givon them. They are
all Imitations whoso makers wish to reap a
pecuniary ad vantage from tho wonderful reputation achieved by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pilla, Ask your dealer for Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Palo People, and refuse all
imitations and substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may lie had of
ill druggists oi* direct by mall from Dr.
Williams' ModioillO Company Irom either
nddroSB, The price at which these pills aro
sold manes a course of treat ment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other remedies or medical treatment.
nicy .
Missouri labor unions are pushing bills
to abolish tho convict labor system, Pink-
ortonism, to reduce interest, and a legal
eight-hour low.
His Final End-
He had worried   through thn cholera, the
measles and the mumps,
And had attempted suicide���been saved hy
stomach pumps;
And then,   to   cap the  climax, ho wed a
woman vain,
Who sent him out to match some silk���he
was never sciii again.
His Independent Position-
Road reformer���But good roads, my
friends, wilt benefit you a thousand times
more than they will anybody olio.
Stubborn old farmer���They'll cost too
blame much.
" Statistics show that it will not copt as
much to build ami maintain good roads as
you people are throwing away ill trying to
Improve your worthless obi roads."
And I'll bind myself o pay all your
taxes for building ihiini if you'll agree to
pay mo what they save you in hauling your
tuff to market in early spring. How does
that strike you T"
" H'mph I"
" What's your objection Io good roads,
" You're tryin' lo force 'em on ire, hy
lang!'���[Chicago Tribune.
Au Act of Ht-roism Followed by
Iftirc Kesults.
I.iln-in! llniiiif-ll.'   Saves ;i I lie  Alnm-I III
llie Coster in* Own -Arte* fears of
Buffering ne Is Keslnreil to llcnllh A
story or Interest in i'annitlaiii.
Auburn, X. Y��� Hulk-tin.
It is on record that upon a chilly April
day, a few years ago, an eight year old boy
fell into thc East river at the foot of Past
Eighth street, New York, and when nil
efforts to rescue him had failed, Edward
Donnelly, at risk of his own life, plunged
into the water and, when himself nearly exhausted, saved the hoy from drowning.    It
was a humane and self-sacrificing deed and
received deserved commendation in all the
many newspapers that made mention of it.
Edward Donnelly was then a resident of
Xew York t'ity, but his wile was Amanda
Urantman, of Auburn, and sister, Mrs.
Samuel D, t'orry, nl No. 71 Moravia St.,
whicli gave a local Interest to the incident.
All this was some lime ago, and both it and
Mr. Donnelly hud passed oul of the mind of
the writer until a loiV days ago, while ii
Saratoga, he was shown a letter to a friend
from which he was porildttod to make the
following extract :
Ai iii'iis, N.Y., Oct., 'Jfi, '02,
1 am taking  Dr. Williams'   Pink   Pills.
They have cured mo of that terrible disease,
Locomotor Ataxia.   When I commenced
taking I hem, I wus win.Ily unable lo work
and nearly helpless. I am now improved so
much thai 1 have been picking apples and
wheeling thorn to the ham mi a wheelbarrow. Yours truly,
KmvAitn DuNNKi.t.v,
71 Mor.iviaSt., Anhnrn.JN.Y.
Immediately on returning to Auburn our
reporter  called at ihe above address and
found Mr. Donnelly out in a bun where he
was grinding spphs and making cider with
a Imtld press and lie seemed well and cheer-
lul and happy.
Moravia street is one of tbe pleasniittst
suburban streets of Auburn, and No. 71 is
about llie last houso on it before reaching
I he open country, and nearly two miles from
the business contra of the city.
" Why, yes," said Mr. Donnelly, " come
into thc house, 1 will tell you all about my
case and how Pink Pills cured mc, and will
be glad to do it and to have it printed for
the benefit of others, for I am sure I owo
my restoration to health ami happiness
wholly to tlios isimple hut wonderful I'iils."
And then in the presence of bis wile nnd
Mis. Carry and Ian. Taylor, who nil confirmed his statement, he told your correspondent the story of his sickness nnd of his
restoration tn health by tho use of Dr. Williams'   Pink Pills for bale People.
" 1 wns born in Albany, N. Y., and nm
42 years old. Thc greatest portion of my
lite, 1 have lived in New York City. I was
general foreman there of the K, A. Mul-
grow Saw Mills, foot of Eighth Street, on
tho East river.   It was on the 28th of April,
1880, that tho hoy fell into the river mill 1
rescued hitn from drowning, but in saving
his life I contracted a disease, which nearly
cost mo my own. Why, sir 1 am sure I
should have died long ago if Piuk Pills had
not paved my life, and 1 wouldn't have
cared then for my soUerillgs were so great
Ihnt death would have been a blessed relief ; but now*, thank God, I am a well man
asain and freo from pain ami ablo to be
" You bog when I saved the boy I was iu
llie water so long that I was laken with a
deathly chill and soon became so stiffened
up ami weak that 1 could neither work nor
walk, hor some lime I was under treatment of Dr. Ooorgo McDonald, I lo finally
saitl he could do nothing more for me anil
tnat 1 had better no into Ihe country. On
the 1st of Inst Juno (181)2) my wife and I
came up to Auburn. I was then in great
pain, almost helpless, thodiBSSsa was growing upon me anil I felt that 1 had como to
the home of my wife nnd of her sit-ur \n
" When the disease lirst camo upon mo
the nnmboou bqnn in my lieol- ami putty ' ^lr r ���,������ aU u���
soon tbe whole of both my feet became
affected. There wan n cold feeling across
tho smnll of my hack and downwards nud a
sense of soreness and alight pressure on the
chest, Tho numbness gradually extended
up both legs and into the lower pnrt of my
body. I felt lhat death was creeping up to
my vitals and 1 must say I longed for tho
hour when it- should relieve me of my pain
and misery. I was still taking the medicine
("It  wus  Iodide of Potassium,"said bis
wile) nnd Wits being nibbed and having
plasters put all over my body, bill Willi no
" The latter part of last dune 1 read nf a
case similar to mine cured by ihc use of Ur.
Williams' Pink Pills for Palo People. 1
bad never beard of l hose blessed Pills before,
but 1 thought if they could cure another
case of tho same dlsoasa with which I wns
allliotcd, perhaps they would also cure me.
So I sent and got three boxes ofthe Pink
Pills and began taking them atomic, following the directions closely. In a few
weeks' time 1 was so improved that from
being helpless, 1 was able to help myself
ami to get Up ami go lo wink and to walk
every day from No. SI Walnut St., where I
then lived, to Osborne's New Twine Factory, Seymour and Cottage Streets���(more
than a mill*) where 1 wus then employed,
but all the while I was Inking Pink Pills.
"Then Dr. Potollin, of Wisconsin, uncle
of my wl'o, nnd who was here on a visit,
begun to poo-poo atmo for taking Piuk Pills
nnd finally persuaded uie to slop taking
them und to let him treat inc. When he
returned to the West he left a prescription
with Dr. Hyde, of Auburn, who also treated
me, Put their Ireal i ent did mc no good,
and after a while the old tloublo returned
nud 1 wus getting had again. Then I began
again tn lake Piuk Pills; have taken iu all
nearly ".'il boxes, al an entire cost of less
than ?10.00,   (My other treatment cost me
a pile of money) and again 1 am well and
able to work,
" in N-.w Ynrk Dr. McDonald said my
disease was Locomotor Ataxia, lie tre.iiid
mc by striking me on the knees without
giving me pain ; hy having me try to walk
will) my eyes closed; by trying to stand
first on one foot and then oil the oilier, but
I couldn't do it, and BO after a while he said
1 had Locomotor Ataxia and WAS incurable,
mid that] had better go Into the country
among my friends who would make the few
remaining days of my lifo us comlurtahle us :
possible ami give me kind attendance, I
Well, I came, or rather WOB brought from
New York Into the country, but instead of
dying, I nui >t Well man, nearly as well as
ever before in my life. Piuk Pills did it.
If I was able I would, at my own OXpoilSO,
publish the virtues of Dr. 'Williams' Pink
Pills to the whole world nnd especially in
New Yoik City, where 1 am much belter
known than J nui here."
" Another thing," snid Mr. Donnelly,
"I am sura that tlio Pink Pills for Pale
People {und thoy ure well named) are the
best remedy for impure blond nnd thu best
blood maker in llmworld. Why when 1
was sick and before I look them, il I cut
myself the very liltlo blood that came from
the wound was thin and pule ami watery.
A fow cays ago 1 accidentally cut my hand
A Cheap Substitute-
Wife���Well, what do you think Johnny
wants now I
Husband���I've nu idea.
Wife���He  wants me to  tease you into
buying him a bicycle.
Husband (whit has tried bicycling himself)���Nonsense, ho can'l have one. Tell
him to go up into the attic and fall down
two [lights of stairs. It will be just about
the same   thing, and  save me   a hundred
Hint Think   Ilicy  Know
All Til I UK*.
" Ye*, my dear, it is very nice indeed,
but don't yon think il would have been better it you hud made it so ?" was the stereo-
typod remark of n woman otherwise very
amiable, intelligent and plensnut to have
around, says an observant wrilcr. She
had unusual ability, was enpitnl uannnd-
visor in all emergencies, met every condition Iu life with practical philosophy that
smoothed out all obstructions, but actually
poisoned the entire plenBuro of hor acquaintance with that c verbis l i ng : "Don't you
think it would have been better if you hud
done it aome other way? "
There are few things in the world more
exasperating than the constant nagging of
people who think their way is tl e best and
have no hesitation in informing their friends
of their belief.
Everybody has ideas nnd ways of his own
and it would he, indeed, a monotonous
world if every people, community or family
followed the taste or judgment of some one
Circumstances Bomolimes seem to havo
set up an arbiter in a certain locality, and
i: ibis loading light happens to ha of the
arrogant and Belf-asBertivo description, the
last state of that neighborhood Is worse than
thu first. The best one may do, tllO best
one may think, the choicest articles one
may .-elect are sj'inned with a critical, although posnibly pleasant ami benevolent
eye, but like tho tail to a comet comes the
expression : " Hut don't yoll think tt would
have been better so?" and in these cases,
the tail, like that of the comet, is a good
t of IhcBtluatiou.
lYIl tlio pleasure is taken out of life by
these people. Good intentions go for
naught beyond a certain point, and when
all is said ami done, and the best is oll'ete.l,
there is an uncomfortable feeling that one is
a sort of unprofitable servant and there Is
Something wrong somewhere.
These people should be colonized in a
community by themselves and should be
to Bttuatcd  as  to be  fniced   lo  take some
doses of tholr own modcino. They might,
after a long and severe course of this sort of
treatment, cum to discover that thoro arc
persoiisln ttio world who havo idons as well
as themselves, and tlu.t possibly,   only just
possibly, of course, these ideas may bo quite
as good as their own.
Too Lata Now.
Miss Elderly���I am feeling very blue this
Mother���-Well, it's your own fault. Why
did you not utilize your leap-year opportunities when you had a chance';
Old Murser? Favorites,
There was Tom. tin* Son of the Plpor,
.lack Smut, and Merry King Colo,
And the Three Wise .Men iiflioiham,
Who went to800 In a howl;
The woman wlio roile on a broomstick.
Ami swept tiie cobwabood sky,
Ami Uu* liny who s:ti iu tliecuriier,
BaUOBhla Christmas pto.
These were some of Ihe old favorites, bit'
thoy have hi en supplanted hy the " Pansy '
and  "Chatterbox'    stories,  "Liltlo  Lord
I'auiitleroy," ami   " 1'ive Little Peppers.''
Tiie Old   fashioned pills  ami physics have
boon superseded, and wisely, ton, by Pierce's
PlirgatlVQ   Pellets,  a   mild,   h irmlesH and
directive  cathartic    They are  pleasant lo
tako���BO gentle in their net inn lhat the most
delicate child  can lake tlieui, yet so ell'ec-
tlvo that they will cure the mo-a obstinate
i-.t-.'!' of constipation, stoinaoh, liver and
bowel troubles, Thoy should bo iu every
nursery. As a gentle laxative, only one for
a dose.
Hl.ick nud Bluo���Tlio negro who has lost
on tbe races. '
Have You Astlirai?
Dr. R. Saiin-d\N\-, St. Paul, Minn.,
will mail a triil psokagu ni SohUTmann's
Asthma Cure/r ��� to any sulferer. (lives
instant relief in worst cases, and cures
where others fail. Name this paper and
send address.
China has vast undeveloped coal mines -
twenty times more than nil those of
Km ope.
Dr. Harvey's Southorn Red P'ne for
coughs and colds is llie most reliable uud
perfect cough medicine in the market, lfor
snlo everywhere.
A footpad was lately eiplurcd in a
Hungarian town, nnd with him n bear thut
he butt tamed nmi   taught   to gr.ipple with
pedestrians whom ho desired in rot),
toinjioraiy lllliiijj. and slops toothache instant-
y   SoldbytlruSBlsts.
In certain parts of India ooeonnut trees,
once iilmiMl lifeless iu appearance, have
been made (o yield abundantly by placing
sail at the roots.
Three times as ninny herrings arc consumed us any other kind of li-.li.
J. C. Davis, Rector of St. James'
Episcopal Church, Eufhula, Ala.:
" My SOU has been badly afflicted
with u fearful and threatening cough
for several mouths, and after trying
several prescriptions from physicians
which failed to relieve him, he lias
been perfectly restored by the use of
two bottles of ]io-
An Episcopal schee's German Syrup. I can recom-
Rector. mend it \v 11ho 111
hesitation." Chronic
severe, deep-seated coughs like this
nre as severe tests as a remedy can
be subjected to. It is forthesc longstanding eases that Boschee's German Syrup is made a specialty.
Many others afflicted as this lad
was, will do well lo make a note of
J. F. Arnold, Montevideo, Minn.,
writes: 1 always use German Syrup
for a Cold on the I.unjjs. 1 have
never found an equal to it���far less
a .superior. ��
G. 0. GHBEN, Sole Mairfr.Wumllitiry.NJ.
Cures Consumf'tliii, Coughs, Croup, Nero
"in on!. Sold by all l^riiRufsts on a Gii-tr-intee.
tor a l,ai*ie Side, Und: or Chest Shiloh's Porous
Plaster will give si-cat s-*:i-.f.ictioa,���35 ceotB.
Ilflvcvoul'iitario? Tlii-lti-moily will relievo
nnd Cure you.  1'Heo Cti-'L-*.   TliU Injector lor
iii) Buooossfui treatment, free. Remember,
fUilloh's Uomodloa uro eold on a *fiiiirai-iee.
will give positive ahd instant relief to those supferino
from colds, hoarseness, sorf
Throat, etc., and are invaluable
to orators and vocalists. r. &
T. W. stamped on each drop. TRY THEM
���WH T   B XT "X"
Hoot or Shoo Unit floes
ii tit. Why punish your
U in attempt!nit to form
nit tout-out. nr-ihoo.
Ask fur the J. I>. Kin-,' & Co., Ltd., perfect lit
tlii-* kooiIh, mill he luippy.
A*Tim tlBSR
GIvm ft Nights
ii Sloop rum
I   Itl,.!   IV..HI
Co., ttoohestor.N.y.
Ciin.iilliin  Olllce, LI
so tii.it you need not
for broftth Un (carol
Adelaide Street Wo.it,
Invostod Capital. $12,000,000
Too Sensitive-
Mistress���It scorns, you haven't got ncime
enough to know how lonf* to lat tlio u-'^s
Htny in the water. Did they never have
���my soft-boiler] ej*i*H for hreakfast where you
served before you eamtt horo?
Now Servant��� No, indeed. Tlio lady
where 1 served before I came bore was ho
kind-hearted that she novor allowed mo to
boil au cg({.
Tlio Sorpent'fl Tooth.
" Didn't I semi 'im to lie ton ail' Hoxford 1
Didn't I ficinl 'im into the barmy, along o'
Botno o'thi biggeBt nobs in all FTeugland,
with un allowance Ut fur 11 yc-ini!* hearl?
And what's the liupsfiot of it all i Why. ho
gives dinners to ilook-i ami royal 'i^iiue-si*-,
ami don't even baiUk 'in poor old lather to-
meet 'em. 'fglinesBOS- indeed ! 1 could luiy
up tlio '���> i bloi-ieil I it.    And, what't* more,
I wouldn't mind tillin' 'em -to to their faces
for two piiiH���ny ! just lis soon as look at *om
������und 'o knows it."
Tin* Rflglish sold tars in tlio Soudan were
Supplied with St.. Jacobs Oil.
A.P, HI.'!
Blood Poisoning
Mrs, Maiy R.O'Fallon,n vorylnlclllgeiitIwly
I l-liji.u, Ohio, w:n poisonoit while asslslinu
phyaloliuwattiii autopsy
Ti yours aun, nnd booh
i-iiilile iilrri-N hi'il'ii
out on her llOfttl, .'inns,
loiiBiionndtliroat, Ilur
linlr nil ciiiiiis out. litT
of i .-nan without any
bonoiU   She weighed
Inil 7H pOUIldS! ami saw
im  prospect of  help.
u last sho bognu to
take tfood-i Barsnpnri aandatoncoitniiroverti
nmlil so*, do I mil of ��� eil aiul walk. She savs,
" i bccmiio purfootly nroil hy
Hood's Sarsaparilla
aud am now a wob woman. I woigh 128
limmtls, ont well ami .hi the work fur n larno
itinilv. My case hociiih a wonderful recovery
111<] physicians looknl me In iisioiil.slimenl.iw
nimosl lilic ��*���������*inii-ii!from tt-u -���-���ui.'*
HOOD'S  PI1.L9 blwiM l,.; in every rumilj
^ A The God
f5f The Cold.
The disagreeable
tasto of tha
is dissipated in
Ol'Purc Cod Liter Oil wilh
Thc**alient suffering from
WASTING    II Kit i ni KM,    ink-**   tho
remedy aa ho would uin* milk, a imt-
fret nu nl :imi. and n ttnildflrtul IIckIi innihii-i-r.
T-I/--J no --flt'-i*. All JiruiMfM". fi0c,i.t)O.
soott& noityis, n<tu-vittp.
I/tint  si km itirno*-   KiHtk*.   iiiiu.i:-
1    \\\%  t,Mil'US, write to William BrtggK,
Publisher, Toronto
/aliutila trullta nnil Imtili. ofiiiwltdnq will Pitti \eiun
Siill.-i.-r.    tin.;   Hill I en   in.I I'.,.!  ufflca  Nitiltra.    II. L.
I'l ii 11, M, L��� 1W. Writ A-lchiilr liiiutt. Tor.mlo, Uut
!\i:.v 'iii'ii'i*. smug m'iCiim;
kCUniniWui \
ri mo-tri V.lCAST-For hnndrods
lily prepare t
Hook lii-oiiitiL-, Art tht
writing, i'li*. Aililn>
onco, Toronlo,
ic, l��oamaanhip, Typo
'olle-ruof ('iiriT-ji-Hi I
(jw if' il I'lMMMH II 111 I III i fl!nmtkYnT\rmu^Smm
���      THIRTY YEAES.       ��
Johnston, N. B., March n, 1889.
" I was troubled for thirty years with
gfc   pains tti tny side, whicli increased and
became very bad,   I used
and ii completely cured.   I give it ull pruise."
1 nooplo would have been rogulnrly using
'luiiei Soaps since 1813 (forty-iovon Ioiik
n) It thoy ii-i'i nm boon (icniw Tha -uihliu
not fool-Muni do nol continue to buy good!
The lirst. Is hmllly henltli.    To fiOCliro Ihls
Drink  the  itov.ti,  i>A%iii:i.it��\   rni itk
whicli conliiliiwn |iro]u>riioii of Ucniuin Dumii--
llon Hoot., with Hue ooiftw as a basis.  It oom-
bines thc ll^altli-uivim* pni-iortio-' of (his well
known plant, with (he re fresh ina und illetlc
properties of (Woo. 1'repnrcd only by I'LLI*
A Kill'.111,1.1, l-il-i'lilo
nevor fails, -7- cures CATARRH in the head
PULL HEADACHE cxiierie'ncetl by all wlio linvo
, t-tttnrrh. One bottle will work wonders. Prlco
I oUc at Druggl-itB.   Bout by mail ou receipt of
prlco by aildrosslng
Head OfHco. Toronto St.
Thoam'ploand lnorea.Mni
Company onab'os it- Dn
vanoos on ItBAX BSTATI
amount, witboul delay, al
niir of Intorost, andon 1 no n
Toront j.
of th
mm) Uubonturos purohawd,
,n may bo mado tnrousf.i the local
3( tho Company or to
J. Horbort Mason,
Managing Hircctui-.Tir.mlo
Shoot Music, Music Books, Guitars,
Banjos, Violins, Aocordaona and nil kind
of Band Instrumonts. TholargostBtockln
Canada ic ohooso from,
(let ourin-ice- bofora purchasing olsowhoro
and savo money*
Comparing tho annly-
s widiothers, SULoon
Iho most rtiuni-kiiblo
Why bo troubled with piles, ex.
In tha immlH at TIKljISANUS it lias proved
poifoctlyinvnltiiiblo. it Never Fails, even in
cjc.<���:, of lout- standing. Price SI.00 nt Dru----iHta
Bi-ni1 bvmail mi i.'L'i ii'tnf prico bv uiiilressino
GET   ^
SSiNPfoeQueition Sheet. On ReceiptofAiiswehs,
Let Me Select What ii Required. Will sehd You
PII0E. Coons A��c Sent BV MAIL, Reoisteheo,
Comer km Cheap.
Bind Stamp for illu.lmtod Hock -
John Bull steol Plato Range
LATKST l-n IU'.st. ItVllltLASTI-l'l,
Bo euro ami koi! Lliqologiuil. wlnvi! lioforo buy
itiK nny other, Hold by nil lending iloalorft
Manfil byE. A (Mflnrney Co., Toronlo v/
CaurtiueDnder Difficulties.
"Hu. hat" said rthapple  Pixxtewlg, nnd ho
lnuahod In ghoulish nice;
" I'm making lnvi* to ii dozen uirls. but mine
shall marry mo;
l rdgh to tliam, and Uo to them, ami full upon
my knee.
As 1 twirtt tlicirtrusl ing hfartsuboiil preoisoty
as I please."
Aiui llit*parlor clock
Heil mi. tick, tuck.
Ami tin* t-ii-lik'bl tliekcivd low
Art lie watting sal ami bt'bt litahat fur tho s'ir!
whoJovod him BO.
And whon she'd frUxted bor old-gold bairand
painted her faded race,
Bhe was n vision fresh ami fair, with comely.
child-like grace.
" Poor, uiisiispcctlni? soul!" thought he,   "sho
littio dreams that 1
Fill on from bud lo bud as tines tbo careless
Aiul Ibo parlor clock
Hunt nn. tick. took.
And tho gaslight flickered low
As ha somehow planned to hold tho hand of
tho girl who loved Mm so.
Anil when Mm proper tlmo arrived bo fell upon
his knees
And words hi wished to omplia-dw) he'd givo
tier lunula BmiOBKOt
riu'i-''wa-i nnnui'Hen!* liis tali* to hear, so ho
told her of his lovo,
Ah Inu* .mil  pine ami constant as llin stars
thai rtblm- nbive.
And tlm imiloi* clock
Heat on, lick. lock.
And tlmguiili-lit nickered low
Ah wll Ii RU0I Ic art bo won t be heart nf I bo girl
who loved him so.
Ami tlm tender, trustful maiden, oho-sho
niiRliodn gnnttolaugh.
vox alia km*w onoli word wiwclearly oauglr
Itrber Hofaphonogrnnh,
And wtii'ti im knoolod boforo bor she a button
gently pressed.
AinlluT plmtograpliie eamera In silence  ilid
the rosfc,
Ami tin- narlor clock
Heal on, tick, took,
And tho gaslight Htnkerodtow.
Ami   sho   sweetlv   --iiilleil.   iliil   the   guileless
chlld-tho girl wbo lovod him so.
The world went roiinil ami by anil by be t ireil
of hor love;
Twits Mien UtaUho reminded him the stars
���*! Ill shone above.
Ami into tbo court the phonograph and photographs woro brought.
Ami ihe gay yoitiHf man threw on tho spongo,
fur be law tliut ho wii*seanght.
And tho par'or dock
Hoai on, tick. took.
And tho Railtu-it flickered tow.
And I lie guests nil oainn und ho gave his name
Teao!i Girls H ow to me Money-
Would it noi be wise if somo exercises in
the mysteries of money woro added to the
curriculum of overy girl's" studies J A boy
finds it all out by actual contact with the
public as Boon as he is out and a part of it ;
out a girl may become ii mature woman,
shrinking Mien through the habit of long
protection, nnd bo thrown on the morales
of llie world with bor money to fall the
prey to the first cheat and cozen. She is
taught at school tbo spectra of the stars,
and the map of Mars ; what pity that she
Bhould not bo Instructed In the workings of
lifo on the planet where she lives ! I'hat a
knowledge uf the natnre and meaning ami
care of money should be made a part of
every girl's education is growing more ami
more evident in this age of enlargement and
ErnBjWrity, whioh puts money into the
andl of bo many women. And iu the
coming century, the woman's century, as it
is already called, in which bo many women
will be workers anil earners of money, it is
all the mora important, iu order that they
may be neither handicapped nor loo far out-
stripped, i hat they should be well Instructed
as to business movements and investments
that they tuny be directed in the right way
before they Bet out to earn.
It ia Wron* to Kill and to Wound-
Parents have no right to rob their children
of play and the development of their mental
and physical. Nor have tbey a right to
nag, fret and annoy any one, young or old,
merely to see how bad thoy can make them
fuel or to whit extent tbey Jan wound and
torture tbe spirit of the one thus wrought
upon. Wounds of the skin and of the flesh
heal quickly or otherwise, according lo the
health condition of llu; physical body,  but
Tlie l.vlilblt   Ontario Hill   Slnlie   nl 1 hi
i*   ngu -.1   ll-tiltliy    lift- ('uT-l BlONIftC
BMcess-Hlnet-nl* iiuti win be kii-wii
- -Ton* nM'opprr iiikI Mi-licl Ore
In order to teat tlio olTcct ofthe cold
atm aue upon fruit ami vegetables sent by
tbeprovinco to Chicago for the World's
Fair somo time ago, tho llin barrels of
pples and (it) oaSOS of vegetables wero
unpacked and examined thc other day, and
their condition found to be excellent, An
average of 1 1-2 apples in a barrel wore
found to be injured and of the vegetables p.
beets, 7 turnips, and 18onions wore slightly
laiiiagotl. It is reported that their condition
is such as to guarantee their being in first-
class condition at the opening of tho Fair.
Word lias been  received by Mr.  Nicholas
Awrey, M.P.I'., eommisionor for the province)  from  the   Dominion    Government
architect that tho various native woods for
interior decoration sent to the l?alr, a description of which appeared in Tin* Mail a
few weeks ago, have arrived safely, and
wounds made in the Soul a'nThiner fife "do I *���-��� ���"- ���*tto(* "P *������* described,   ready  foi
not heal so quickly.    Words to the Inner | 0CCHPaffc.I?n . next .""���''.���������'      '[hi'   0*-*oa��0
Hfo are things that endure forever.   W
fancy to bind, cramp and weigh down the
tender bodies as iu olden time. Tbe future
will liimw stronger men ami women iu con-
sequence of the enlightenment of the present-day mother. The band pressing the
exceedingly sensitive abdomen it a iclie of
an unknowing past, now held almost as a
curiosity, its use has become so rare.   How
strange the fancy should ever have prevailed that Nature was less wise than we, ami
that ihe wisely flexible walls giving the
vital organs free room for expansion and
labor sin-uld have been considered a blunder.
The unconscious cgntam of ig lorincc, trying lo improve upon the creative wisdom,
by binding and emu messing, through tight
bandages, the marvebuialy adapted physical
structure, is pathetic to memory us it was
cruel in exercise. All the garments made
on scientific models for the wee ones are
to-day free from the shoulder and sleeve to
the hem, cut to avoid weight or bulky fulness, simply finished, and with their chief
beauty in lineitess of texture nnd exquisite
needlework. Even the diaper is no longer
inned closely about the hips, but fastened
back and front to u loose waist coming from
the shoulder down.
Selected lieoipes-
Ku'K lYnniNi,.���One quart of milk, cm
cup of rice, four tablespoon fills of sugar.a lit
tlesaltaiid vanilla nrlinioii flavoring. Wash
the lice nud put it wilh the milk In pud
ding dish to simmer on tho back of the stove
for an hour. Now add the other ingredients
and bake three quarters of an hour covered,
then uncover and brown. .Servo this pudding hot iu winter and cold in Bummer,
(.'inirin.ATi: Oaks.-���Two  tablespoon full
of butter, two eggs, one cup of BUgar, iwn
OUUCei of chocolate melted, tne half-cup of
milk, ono ami a half mips of Hour, one heaping teaspoonful of baking powder, Heat well
together the butter, sugar and yolks of the
eggs, add the chocolate, beat woll again,
then add the itiillc, Hour ami baking powder ; and lastly the whites of the eggs woll
beaten, Make in three small or two large
jelly cake tins.
Potato Chowder,���Six largo potatoes,
ono tublespoonful of flour, one largo onion,
nne quarter of a pound of bacon or ham, one
pint of milk, ono pint of water and a little
parsley, Pare the potatoes and out them
into dice, and chop the onion fine : put, tho
bacon or ham and tlm ontop iu the frying
pan and Iry until a tight brown. Now put
a layer of potatoes in Ihe bottom of a sauce
pan, then a sprinkling of the rest of the
materials, then a layer of potatoes and so on
till all is used. Add the water, cover closely,and simmer twenty minutes, Then add
Ihc milk. Hub tho floor and butter togeth-
er, add to the boiling chowder, and stir
carefully until it boils again. Add moro
seasoning if needed and then it is ready to
Oiiopi-kd Boiled CAnnAos,���Chop the
cabbage modcrateiy fine, then put it in salted water and boil about hall an hour or
until done, Drain through a collander, put
into a saucepan with a tablespoon fill of
Hour and two of milk or crean to a quart of
cabbage. Stir all together for livo minutes
uid Bervo at once.
pray you, good mother, and you, too, manly father, and nil fathers should be manly,
as many of you are, to love your children
more and to Instruct, encourage, direct ami
guard them more than many ot you who
aro well-intentioned do, as you hurry along
in business paths, or give your timo and
thoughts to louscliold cares and duties.
Humanity lo  bo happy  and   fully   useful
must bo healthy In tlio lovingly mental as
Well nn iu the merely physical.
Admit Only the Good-
Anger is a very unprofitable guest, Evory
time a wife perm ils her anger to rise ami attack and overwhelm others, or add to the
loud nf care and wuiriment every good bus-
band has to carry as ho provides for others,
she reduces the lovelier husband has for her.
A man may not say all he thinks, but thc
soars of the unkind words remain within
for hours and often for days, when his mind
had better be clear for the transaction of
business in this very busy world where man
needs all his forces to make of lifo a satisfactory success. Do not bear all thai is said
to you, if what is said tempts you to lose
control of your temper and your tongue.
Husbands invariably do more for wives who
are pleasant spoken and not always on tbo
warpath, than for those wbo are eat-like in
their watchfulness and readiness to jump iu
for a mental conflict. Tho same rule will
apply as well to men in thoir speech to their
wives and children, ami lo thoso they associate with in business.
Tho Beat Time for Sawing-
Susie M'Geo says:���I do not regard Jan-
nary and February as dull, profitless mouths
In tlm farm home. As spring is the time for
planting and liousoaleantngand summer the
BCoSOU tor canning fruits and being outdoors,
ao tllOSO shut-In tmniiha are thu lime Lo sew.
And I just wish every country housewife
could know as I do tbe help and comfort it
is lo do the spring and summer sewing iu
the winter.
Aftor the house is made ready for winter
and t e butchering over with, our next step
in to put the sewing machines tn good order,
and make sewing a business for about (bice
months. 1 thai finish up the winter garments, and then tackle tl:o next Bummer's
sowing. Sheets, pillow cases, underclothing, hoys'waists, children's aprons, ging-
bun dresaes, lawns nud white dresses, are
made and laid away. And 0, the blessedness of having it dime wheu the things are
needed. After being shut in the house for
months, when tho warm days come, one
eiiunotsew. Anyway, I can't. I want to
bo outdoors, housecloaningi preparing thc
flower garden, anywhere, everywhere, except, to sit st ill sewing.
And thou who can sow iu the enervating
heat of summer? Certainly not the farmer?
wife. Tlio Bummer brings bo much extra
work to her, extra help to cook for, poultry
to oaro for, fruit to pick am) CMl, and a
thousand other duties that thc busy season
crowds upon her. And when she docs gat
a moment ot leisure it should bo spent ir,
resting, not sewing.
Help in sewing can be hired much caslei
too, iu winter iban spring. Everything and
everybody is at a lull In the winter, and so
arc the seamstresses, lint with the opening
of spring tho whole world becomes busy.
And it is often very difficult to get anyone
to conic to the home for any length of lime
to do sewing. And so I say to tho housewives: If ynu would have a pleasant) easy
Bit minor In 1803, employ ibis winter in doing BOine of the work before hand.
The Baby's Wardrobe-
There is a great change in tho mode of
preparing the wnrdrobo for tho littlu ones
since the days of our mothers.   It is not the
authorities have askod for catalogues of the
exhibits from eaoh province on very short
notice, and Commissioner Awrey went to
Ottawa last night to a meeting ol the
commissioners from all the provinces of the
Dominion tn allot apace for the exhibits.
The following liH shows the number of
nples or groups of grain and fruits, etc,,
ilrcady catalogued i���Grain,2,161 samples;
Strawberries,    120   samples : cherries,   85 :
currants, 701 gooseberries, 70 j raspberries,
."id ; blackberries. 27 : peaches, s:t - plums.
137 . apricots, 1 ; pears, 1SU ; grapes
Mil; quinces, 11 : orabapploB, 14 : other
kinds of apples. 278. Uf wild fruits, Including huckleberries, gooseberries, may apples,
Canadian walnuts, native plums, butter*
iiuta, cranberries, chestnuts, hickory nuts,
and thorn apples, ,'tti different samples are
catalogued. Thero have been catalogued of
first-class plants, flowers, aud shrubs of tho
larger and rare varieties, not Including
small plants for decorative purposes, lllil
varieties. The dimensions of these plants
pre required oven to the number of leaves in
some instances. Some nf them arc *J0 foot
high, others have a spread of from six to
tourtcen feet, while the leavoson these specimens vary from ."i to HO.
In minerals, Ontario, as might bo supposed, comes out strong. Twelve hundred
and one groups will be shown. By a group
Is here meant the contribution of ouo e <c-
hlbitor or inino of one particular kind of
mineral, though many specimens of that
mineral may be Included iu the group. Tho
aggregate of speolmons shown is therefore
very large. Tho Canadian Copper Company
have a special exhibit comprising .'IS samples, one specimen of nickel or ore weighing
(i.iHin pounds, and a specimen of copper ore
weighing 12,0n0 pounds. From another
mine a sample of nickel ore weighing 8,000
pounds has been received. %er\ specimens
of metal are shown weighing (Hill pounds
each,  and an ingot of pine  refined nloklo
weighing4,600 pounds.
A Horse on thfl  Barber-
The bald-beaded man with four days'
growth of beard on his chin went Into a
barber shop and sal down III ono of tbe
operating chairs. To him presently went a
knight of tbo ia/nr, who remarked interrogatively :
"Shave, Bir! "
" No," growled the man in tho chair.   "1
want to be measured for a soil of clothes."
This statement seemed to surprjs* iho
barber, but he managed to say s
"This ain't a tailor shop.'1
" Isn't it!"
" No."
" What isil?''
" It's a barber shop."
"Whatsort of work do you do in (his
shop ?"
"Shave men nnd cut their hair."
" Do you think a sane man with no hair
on his head would come iu bore to 1 avo his
hair cut'; "���
"No, sir."
" Uo I look like a lunatic ?"
This waa replied to by a silent shake of
the head, but tbo barber doubtless thought
ho was acting like one.
" Then presuming me to be a sane man,
but bald-beaded, what would you naturally
suppose 1 came hero for ? "
" For a shave,"
"Then, my dear sir, why did you ask mo
if 1 wauled a shave, when 1 look a seat in
your chair? Why didn't yon go right to
work',' If some nf you barbers would cultivate a habit of inferring, from easily ascertained data, instead of developing such
wonderful conversational nnd catechetical
powers, it would be of material aid in advancing you in yourolioson vocation, and dI
expanding your bunk account. Do yot'
" Yes, si replied the man as ho began
to lather the customer's face In a dazed sol I
of Way, and bo never even asked him if be
wanted oil on b ir  when thc operation
was performed.
Iu bad odo'���The sower pipe,
A Dark Horse���A nightmare.
A woman's club���Tho broomstick
A  "Soft"  Thing���A  romantic  young
The quick and thc dead���A slap and a
mashed mosquito,
There are some men to whom a has of
their reputation would mean mighty good
" All m.-n aro born oi'.ial," but some o
them are promoted tothe police force afterward.
His an odd thing about the fashionable
debutante that she's not in it until she
conies out.
The Winter girl who is described ns dressed In kill would doubtless be classified as a
form of slay-belle.
Clara-���" Mamma, dear, is a bat harmful?" Mamma���" I don't know, my child.
Ask your father, thore,"
Tom���" She's a daisy, ain't sho, Uill?"
Bill���'-Daisy! Why, a daisy ain't no
sukumslnns,   She's a whole bookny I"
"I toll yon, Marhury, you can't get
something for nothing in this world." "Oh,
I don't know.   How about measles?"
Gentleman (to peddler)���".Call these safety matches? Why, tbey won't light at all t"
Peddler���*' Woll, wot could yor'ave safer?"
" Isn't your husband going to Florida for
bis health this Winter?'' "No, 1 persuaded
him to invest tlio money in insurance ou bis
Old Gentleman���" Hoes that dog love
yon, little boy I" Little Boy���"Yer hot ho
does I If lie didn't, ho knows I'd lick the
stulfiu' out of him."
Ho (after a rejection)���" You'll be sorry
for thia." She���" 1 know it, but (with resignation) it will not be until Sifter I havo
married snini-ono else."
Ho���"Do you think I could get a pass on
your father's road;" She���"No j thoy don't
DOSS anything but dividends on his .-oail,
I've heard him any so."
On the Atlantic Steamer,   English Miss
���" Do you believe in marriage?'' Western
Girl���" Ves,indeed ; I believe in abort mar'
riages, and plenty of them."
Mr, Film���"What is thereabout these
long-haired musicians that attracts you
women so?'Mrs. Grim���" Just think how
easy a long-haired man is to manage"
Ah, Mrs. Voolsong, you climb Bon
Nevis? That was a fool to be proud of."
"Pardon me, Count, you mean 'feat'.'"
" O���h ! You climb it more than vonee?"
"How about tho rent ot this house of
yours Jones? Doesn't the landlord ask a
good deal for it?" .lonea���" Yes; hooflen
asks live anil six times a, month for it."
Mrs. Karle���" Your daughter has been
studying painting, has she not?" Mrs. La-
nioye���" Yea. You should see some of the
sunsets she paints. There never was anything like them I"
Mau makes good resolutions
And makes them wide nnd deep;
They are mostly tor his neighbor
Aud not for him to keep.
MediciiB���" The physicians of the present
day have given up almost entirely ihc old
system of bleeding their patientB. Prndtl-
cub���"Havo they ? Just lojk at thia last
year'a bill,"
Il is remarked that not one of tho papers
controlled by women in tliia country said a
hard word about the late .lay Gould. This
is believed to arise from bis having Invented
a mouse trap,
" What's the matter with ynu, Charlie?
You don't look well. You muat take belter
care of your constitution." "Oh, my constitution is all right," replied Charlie, " but
y bile-laws need amending."
She {shopping  in   Maey'al���" Oh, look
how absurd,    What can they moan by put
ting Cupid on tbe band round these gloves?"
He���"I really don't know.    Ob ! (brilliantly) I suppose it means undressed kid."
" Say," he said, breathlessly rushing Into
bis lawyer's office. "I want to have a neigh'
bor of mine indicted. Ho has invented a
velocipede tor boys with music boxen iu the
hubs of the wheels. Aln'-j that grounds
enough ?"
How strange that women rarely till
The soil; because, 'tis plain to bcc,
The greatest study of their livoa
From girlhood up ia  husbandly.
Halt an hour's Walk brought us to this,
which was at least twenty acres iu extent
and covered wilh a light brushwood,
"Look," said Bostwlek, clutching my
arm as he turned around���he was in the
lead -"yonder is a blooming shot, my lad ;
can you make it. Thunder," ho ejaculated in ibe same breath,   " thcre'a three of
Almost before 1 know it, Captain Warner
d Bostwlck bad dropped to a kueo nnd
.*d. Two luown bodies sprang imo the
air and then, will- u convulsed twist, dropped back into the brush, while ft third hmly
eut bounding as it it bad been shot from
catapult, 1 had misaed my shot.
The game secured proved to ho a pair of
koo-iioos, or twisted-born antelopes, They
are about, tbo si/.e "i a Shetland pony, with
white si teaks ninnlug zebra-fashion over
their backs and sides on a re hlish-gray
background.   It is tho choicest game found
anywhere iu South Africa.
One orillt* I ji-t.'il  N��W Itlltltllnz it %'i-url.v
Fifty l'cnrs Olii.
Siys the London Daily Graphic : It is
remarkable thai one of tbe fastest, if not
the fastest, engines now running was built
forty-live years ago. She was designed
when the great competition between the
now vanished broid gauge and the narrow
gauge was at its height. Tbe Groat Western ou the broad gauge had beaten all records by, upon several occasions, obtaining n
maximum speed of seventy-eight miles nu
hour, and it was necessary to beat her on
tbe naarow gaugO, The result was the building by Mr. F. Trevithick, superintendent
of the northern division of tho Loudon and
Northwestern Railway, of the Cornwall.
Her driving wheel was made (I Inches
larger than that of tho Groat Western,
which was S feet in diameter. Mr. 'trevithick, in order to obtain a largo driving
wheel and a low centre of gravity adopted
the peculiar plan ol placing the boiler under
the driving axle. Tho driving wheel of 8
feet IS inches was tho largest size which bad
then, or hia since, been tried upon the ordinary 4 feet SJ inch gauge, tho cylinder
being I7i inches diameter and 'J I inches
stroke, i'be engine appears to have fully
answered the expectations of her designer,
for upon tho trial trip a speed of tully seventy-nine miles an hour was attained under
favorable circumstaiiceB, thus beating the
Great Western by nnoinllo an hour.
She was shown at the exhibition of 1S.".I,
but the position of her boiler was not approved, an,! in XS.IVX a now bailor was put in
her above   llie   axle.    It   is interesting to
know that the engine is still working the
forty-llV0*tnlllUte OXprOSSOS between Manchester aud Liverpool, one of the fastest
services ill tbe kingdom, and it is staled
that still, after her forty-live years' service,
with ti load equal lo tier power, sho is cap
able of miming lit the highest possible speed
yet attained,
Lusher first opposed the marriage of the
clergy, but changed bis mind and married
Catharine Von Bora, an ex ���unit, and lived
Landor married a young girl for her
beauty, aud when iho charm wore oil they
fjuarroled, separated, and lie would never
sec her again.
Shakespeare's wife wns eight years
older than himself, a fact that perhaps explains his willingness to spsud so much
timo in London.
Boswoll, Johnson's biographer, married a
scold, and in hia Uxoriana recorded faithfully nil her snappish sayings and Ins own
Shelley's first wife was tho daughter of
an innkeeper. She was uncongenial and
bo descried her for Mary Godwin. The forsaken wife committed euicido.
Corncille was happy In the domestic relation, though, aa hla biographer quaintly
expresses it, " bo could get along With any-
be! v, and ao   had   no   trouble   with   bis
��� ��� * o
Tho rebellion of Cyrus, made famons by
tho "Retreat of the Ton Thousand," was
iii-pircd by bis wife, the famous Milio, who
after his death married bis brother, Artax-
Sidney Smith's wife, wns auch a good
cook that lie   calculated  that during   llie
FIGHT WITH A BDTFALO.        : Wr little poignards in it, and which was
  ' owing to the ilesh being torn off the calf iu
��� great strips six inches long, laying the bone
A Sailor's Terrible TuulowUU ua irrlea Bare, an Inspiration came to me.  1 bad"
Bovine, I rowed a sheath knife from one of the men
Residents of our North-west who remem* nn the Shoop before 1 came away.   It was
her thc buffalo as ouo ol the moat majestic hanging ai my right Bide.   Mustering every
and restless of  wild boasts forget  that he l,-t   ot remaining strength   1 released   the
has a cousin iu Africa that is even a more hold of my right baud an the buffalo's born
dangerous foe to meet face to face.    What ftl'd reajhed for tbe sheath  knife.    I got it
lull like  may  be  seen   in   tbe   following ���"�������-'��� and then  with  a  feeling of revenge
story, told by ihetirstinateof a schooner that Which I can  not describe,  but  with incon-
ln September, 188D, was bound np t*te west-, livable pain I threw myself a little more
em const of Africa from Fori Natulan i Cape to the right, never releasing the hold of my
Town. The ship needing repairs, was lain left hand on the buffalo's born, I plunged
to in Woodlish just al the mouth of the t,1(- knife almost up io the hilt hi tbe right
river Swakop,wherowereafewpoornattves eyeef the beast. The next Instant I was
whoso dream of happlnesi and greatest1 lying prone on the grass, while tbe moBfc ter-
evil is Modfonl nun. Wishing game, the . r'ole roar I ever heard wis miking the for-
tollorof thia story and two others went' cat ring. I bad been thrown aside like a
ashoio to hunt, What happened he thus , bit of cork by the brute, which was oharg-
describes I j "'ig to and fro and tossing   ils  head in an
Wo kept pretty close together, we three, I agouy of pain, while a thin stream of blood
until we came to what appeared to ho a ran down and dripped frorii Its inuiale.
natural opening or clearing iu   the   forest. ,,������ vtiIaND
To save my life I know that 1 must get
away, but exhaustion, the rending pi.iu iu
my left leg, and a placid sort of acquiescence in what seemed to be my unavoidable
[death, bold me down, In one nt his turns
tin' buffalo caught sight of me wilh his remaining eyo. Thc knife, like my gun, lay
ten feet away from me, and I was absolutely helpless. I saw the great head lowered
for ihe attack that would end my existence
when I bear I a voice���it was Bostwlok's
and lie acemed lo whisper the words,
although be asserted afterwards that it was
a ringing shout���any :
"keep cool and shut your eyes,"
I did as 1 wna bidden, lu a dreamy sort
of way I closed my eyes ; there wns tht
roarot a gun, the sound of voices iu my oars,
ami then 1 dropped off to sleep,
When I awakened Bostwlck and the
captain were bending over me ; iry nock
cloth waa all wet, and clammy where they
bad been dashing water over me to revive
me, I was unable to walk buck to the
mouth of the river, ao four of the ship's
crew who were summoned by Captain
Warner carried me back.
Tho rest of the story is s-ion told. Bostwlck hod beard my erics and arrived just
in time to put an end to the Cape buffalo
before bis final charge on mo. 1 will carry
the scars of that encounter on my right leg
fur life. Bostwlck has been my brother-in-
law for two years, Ho doesn't talk much
about that Bcrapo, but when be does he always betrays liis Smith African experience
by adding:
" I don't see how that bloody brute over
got ao far north as the Swakop."
Neither do I."
lack of
i.ouiusi: ran oame.
I felt greatly provoked over my
luck, and while the captain and bis
ger-i were trying to secure vegetable wythe.**,
with which to tie ihe foot of the animals
together fur slinging over a pole, to trans-
pirt to Iho coast, I wandered along the
western side of tbe clearing, in search of
something to kill. I bud just about concluded to return when I caught a gleam of
water through the trees, a littio farther on,
ami, thinking it might furnish some water
fowl, plunged through tbo foreat toward it.
It proved only to bo a narrow crock,
which broadened out into a shallow p3ol,
and whicli evidently emptied into the
Swakop. There was no sign of bird or boast
anywhere near it, and, pretty well disgusted, 1 turned to go back. In that instant I
heard a fierce snort, the rush of u huge
body, and the next moment I felt myself
Hying through tho air, my gun knocked
from my hand and everything hovering in
chnos around mo. The instant I struck tho
ground I was on my feel. 1 had an instinctive feeling that my life was at stake.
As I raised myself there came rushing
upon me again that big dark body, but this
lime it was no Indistinct image ; it was the
huge form, thc curling horns, the glaring
eyes and thrashing tail of a (-'ape buffalo, a
solitaire, an old bull driven from the herd
and rondered desperate by isolation.
Despite my critical condition I almost
laughed at myself, I felt that I was the victim of an hallucination - that 1 was only
dreaming, and that pretty soon I would
waken from the horrible nightmare and all
would be well. This feeling was the instantaneous outgrowth of an idea which swept
on nn* like a Hash. It could not be a Cape
buffalo, because this point was at least lilK)
miles from the (Jape, and how could the
treaded buffalo���and in ita wild state, a
solitaire, an isolated bull, especially, nothing is more dreaded by the Bners and Bushmen���have strayed away thus fur'; If this
was a Cape buffalo, bo must bo at lout '250
miles from his favorite haunts. This was
my idea but the reilily dispelled it, for
there was Ihe great brute with its horns
forming a bone helmet on its forehead,
making for me with ils head down, uud
bent on my destruction.
TIIK IllfKAI-ti's AWFUL iltAItliE.
I bad no time to dwell on the rapidity of
thought ; bow, after the first attack and in
the lew seconds interval before tbo second,
all these things had come into my mind,
"iftil been duly discussed and then dismiss-
d ; what 1 had then to do was to escape
that snorting nnnster, which bad rushed
upon ni** from bis slimy burrow or wash on
tbe edge of tho creek. Without giving mo
respite, the enraged  brute was  upon mc
me more, but  1  managed  to leap aside
just as the iwntl front, w'Kh its gleaming
eyes, Ilka genu in vol vol, swept pant mo in
Impotent rage.
It was nt this juncture that I made Ihe mistake which came nearly costing mo my life,
I endeavored to recover my shotgun. It had
be ii knocked from my hand at the first on-
ilaught of the buffalo. Tho latter had been
lying in its lair ou tho bank of thc steam, a
characteristic of tbo brute, and sprang at
tne us 1 turned,
Dazed by the attack, I bad miscalculated
the distance of my weapon. 1 reached it,
but at that instant the buffalo was on me
again, ond, dropping ihe gnu, I hud only
time to seizi! one of its long curved andbitre
like bonis to save myself from being gored.
In the ensiling two minutes I lived an age.
To release my bold nn the born of the maddened animal was to precipitate myself to
death. To hang on meant that sooner or
later I would be trampled to death, 1 had
already experienced what tills meant, for,
lying wilh tny shoulders to the ground and
with the horn held close against my breast,
my feet and legs were dragging along the
side of the hu'alo, and in this fashion one
of the hoofs of tho brute had been planted
mi my right foot with a force that made me
scream with pain, and led me lo believe that
my foot had been crushed.
My weight fortunately kept the buffalo's
muzzle close to the ground. I wis a dead
weight dragging him down, but bow long
could I sustain this unoq-tal straggle 1 Then
1 began tn smvam and cry aloud tor help,
It seemed almost useless, for the ilistaiv-e
was so great iii ' 1 did not even thou believe
���ami all these l h.nights passed through my
bralll like lire -that Warner and Bostwlck
could reach me iu time. But 1 made the
t ores t ring with my shouts; ihey oven aston*
Ished tie-'buffalo for ho balled with lowered
head, blazing oyo!>, and frothing muzzle,
and for at least a moiiietit remained motion'
less, save for a slight vacillating movement
of the head, and with forefeet planted wide
AT CLOflB i-rAl.TI-'lts.
If you ask mo to explain how it was
all these mlntito details stood out bo conspicuously in my seeming death hour, I must
reply that 1 do not know. Possibly my
brain was cleared by llie impending presence
of death. 1 have hoard that iu drowning
persons see everything of moment iu their
past lives before them like a panorama with
awful distinctness ol detail.
In my case ib* present was intensified
My brain was clearer, tny thoughts and
ideas and sensations were Intensified, and 1
believe Unit if 1 bad been called upon to
speak, my language describing all this,
could have been mote comprehensive, more
lucid, perhaps, more scholarly than it ever
was before or since.
The plunging and snorting of the buffalo
begun the instant 1 ceased shouting from ex -
haUBtiotb He swung bis bead and tried to
plunge liis lmrns into hia body, I almost
grinned to myself at tho spectacle I must
have proaenlod lo the outsider. That of a
wot houso floor-cloth on the end of a mop
slick swung to and fro by a child.
Round and round, tip and down thu uar-
raw, grass-grown space between the trees,
the ilemon-liki. brute racod, dragging one
after him and seeking at every opportunity
to pin one |ii the earl Ii wi'li bis long, curved,
but lanee-likc bonis. My face and right
shoulder were covered with the hot foam iu
Animal -Paradoxes-
his lolling jaws, while bis hot. breath burned
coursoof his life bo bft'l   eaten   forty-eight I like a furnace fire on my cheek.
four-horse wagon loads more than was good i     At the end of five minutes, when my left   wear and tear on my mind.
for him. I leg stung as if a thousand bees bad buried  Press,
Perhaps no birds spend more of thoir lives
on the wing than parrots and pigeons, the
latter being also among the most graceful
and rapid of tbe inhabitants of the air. In
New Zealand a species of parrot is found
that, finding ita food entirely on the ground,
has lost the power of flight. It iliffera from
the rest of its family only in thia particular,
and in being almost voiceless.
Among recent breeds of pigeons is the
parlor tumbler which lets not only lost the
power of flight, but has very nearly lost that
of walking as woll. lis queer motions when
it attempts to walk have given it its name,
the tumbler.
As thick as tho hair oi a dog's back "
expresses nothing in Mexico, for the Mexican dog is utterly devoid of hair on liis back
or anywhere olso. The hot climate having
rendered it superfluous, Mother Nature
kindly divested him of it. Nor docs "the
little busy bee improve each shining hour"
In that country. On tho contrary, it soon
learns that, as there is no winter there,
there is no necessity for laying in a store of
honey, and degenerates into a thoroughbred
Aa big as a whale" might ha rather
small, as there ia a species of the cetacean
genua hardly three feet long.
" As cunning as a fox "would have sound-
ad idiotic to llieiliscnverorsof Kamsehatka,
Tbey found foxes iu large numbers, but so
stupid because they bad never before seen
tin enemy, that they could be killed with
The "birds of a feather" that "flock
together" do not belong to the penguin
family, ns they nre entirely destitute of
feathers, having for a covering a kind of stiff
down. Another penguin peculiarity is that
it swims not nn, but under water, never
keeping more tha*i its head out, and, when
fishing, coming lo the surface at such brief
and rare intervals that ail ordinary observer
would almost certainly mistake it for a fish,
Ducks swim iho world over, but geese do
not. In South America a domestic species
is found that cannot excel au ordinary ben
iu ai-iintic accomplishments, It has lived so
loiiK in a country where water is only found
iliwcllslbal.it lias Instils af|Uatic laitOB
1 abilities entirely.
' As awkward as a crab" does not apply
on some of the South Sea Islands, for aerab
is found there that not only runs as faat as
an average man, but climbs trees with the
case of a schoolboy,
heroio Conduct of British Naval Sailors-
A correspondent writing from Cftlloo states
that, an Interesting presentation had just
taken place there on board her Majesty's
cruiser Garnet, Captain Harry F, Hughes-
llallolt, one of the ships serving on the Pacific station. The ship waa visited by the
Prefect of tho Province, accompanied by
Mr. Wilson, the British Consul, for the purpose of placing iu the bauds of the captain
a gold medal which the Peruvian Government bad ordered to bo presented to the crew
of the Garnet as a token of gratitude for,
and in recognition of, their splendid bravery
at llie great firea in Callao on tho ISth and
22d August lust. In making tho presentation, the Prefect said the supremo Government desired thus to give expression to
"the profound and imperishable sentiment
of gratitude that baa been awakened in its
mind by thc heroic behaviour displayed by
the men at tbe fires, in which misfortunes
they exercised wilh vigorous courage and at
personal peril tbe mosl hilinane andsublim
of virtues, contributing lo diminish th
already frightful proportion of tltasa mflu.
orable disasters." lie added that hia Gov*
crnineut, as Woll as the people of the coun
try, would over cherish the moat sincere
gratitude tiir tho generous and noble conduct oi the crew of tho Garnet, Captain
Hugbes-Hallett, in accepting tbo gift, said
ho was sure that what tbe crew did on the
occasion of the fires tbey regarded only OS a
duty, and tbey would be ready and willing
to repeat the set vice if over the occasion
should unfortunately arise. He promised
that the medal should be displayed in a con-
���mictions part of the ship, so that the orow
might have it before llietu as a perpetual reminder that voluntary and willing service
in time of danger was gratefully remember
���, "-��       '��� ���
A Wbo Sue-geatiou-
The young man bad married the rich
man's daughter and wasn't killing himself
with work t-7 support her. One day tho
father called him up to call him down,
Look here," lie said emphatically- "why
don't you go to work ''."
" I don't have to," the son-in-law replied
witb brazen effrontery.
" Woll, you will have to."
-'Why willl;"
" tlcjuuae, sir, I can't always live to support you."
" But you will leave us something 1
" Not much, I won't. There won't be
anything to leave."
The son-in-law was alarmed,
"Groat Jupiter," ho exclaimed, " you
don't mean to tell me that   you have until-
lag'" ,
"That's about, the size of it.
The son-in-law devoted himself to profound thought for several seconds.
" I have a suggestion to offer," 1*" said in
a bu^ltessliko manner.
" \Vhat is it':" asked the old gent.
" Well, I suggest that you take out, say
8100,000 life Insurance on yourself to save
{Detroit I*'ice
Bome ninhly  luter-utimi Psjrchleal rn,-.
iiiuii'-nu. -Remarkable  Bxprrlences of
llrenui Lin*.
Few people appreciate the significance of
recent progress along tlio lines of psychical
research, tlio   vast  accumulation of   facts
which demands Investigation and the growing interest in occult problems among tli
most thoughtful people throughout the civilized world. The old-time prejudic
which, with supercilious arrogance, relcgat
ed all psychicb-1 or extra-norm.il problems
to the realm of superstitious, is rapidly gi
ing place to a spirit at once critical and yet
utn-loving, From the evidence which
now being carefully collected and sifted by
scholarly bodies ami individuals, I am led
to believe we are on the threshold ofa new
world of thought���tt realm which \
transcend iu interest and practical value
tho new world which the evolutionists have
;iven us in the domain of physical science,
FOW people have any ciitr-e-iUiiii of the wide
spread interest among profoundly thought-
fat people of today in matters relating to
psychical phenomena. During the post
1 have received scores, if not hundreds,
of  tellers  from  persons   who,  though   iu
many instances unknown to fame, are accounted among the tnOBt thoughtful and reliable individuals in ;.l q communities where
they reside; physicians, lawyers, clergymen, literary characters and men engaged
commercial ami mechanical pursuits, who are not only deeply Interested in these subjects, but who have personally exnerienoed or in other ways become cognizant of some of t'lc various
phases ot occult phenomena. Those persons
are now critically investigating phenomena
Which a few years ago they would have dismissed as unworthy of serious thought. I
am constantly receiving letters from every
section oft io country, as well as hearing
from the tips of persons of undoubted veracity who are among the most Influential and
respceled citizens of the localities In which
they live, description.-! of psychical experiences of the most interesting character j
ami coveting bo wide a range of phenomena
as to indicate how varied and complicated
in nature are the appearances being encountered in this little oxplored world. Many
of the individuals  who bear   testimony  to
these appearances share thc popular prejudice which exists so widely against spirit*
uallsm ; mnuyof them are strictly orthodox
in their religious views. Of course, a large
proportion of these coiniiuinic.it ions are confidential, and can not bo noticed here.
Others, however, which I am at liberty to
discuss will bo sufficient to indicate how
general the interest is becoming and how
varied are tho phenomena occurring. The
lirat case I wish to notice comes from David
Van Etten, one of the moat influential attorneys of Omaha, a gentleman who enjoys
a very largo and lucrative prftctloB in the
Supreme Court of Nebraska.
Tiie facts as related by Mr, Van Etten are
as follows :
" In 1S07 I left the home of my nativity,
Kingston on the Hudson, and have "never
returned. In ISIi.l 1 settled In Nebraska,
removing to tlio Republican Valley, in that
State, In 1870-71, whero I remained until
October, 1876, when 1 removed lo the city
of Omaha, and whore I have ever since resided and still reside. During all the lime
I have been in Nebraska, until ISSI, I have
not heard of or from any person in or from
iny native home,ordireoDly or indirectly of,
from, or concerning the person 1 herein
refer to, or of any person related to her, or
who bad the slightest ncnuaintanco with
her, or who ever knew of the existence of
such a person. Sue was my cousin, several
years my senior, good, honest, faithful, unpretentious and an industrious farmer's wife,
respectably married, with a   pleasant und
affectionate family,consistIng of her husband
d two girls, about 0 and 10 years of ago.
In fact, 1 had only seen her a few times iu
my life, except in the summer of I Hill, when
1 spent a few days ol my summer vacation
at her home, bunting in the woods ami fish-
g iu the streams of the foot-hills of the
Calskill mountains, and never Bo much us
had a-conversation with hor beyond a
few minutes' duration, and then always
lh and iu tho presence of her family. I
i thus minute to show that there could
not possibly have been any psychological altllittles between us ; indeed, she
had always been very much as a stranger
to mo. This was the state of affairs when,
tie night in tho summer of 1878, 111 a dream
���many would call it a dream���lying on my
bed as far as I know, asleep iu my nouse, in
the Republican Valley, 1500 miles away
from this lady, not having so much as
thought ol her for years, she appeared pies
ent with me. It Booms I went into her
room, as if called there, sb�� lying on hor
couch, bolstered up by pillows, in groat
distress, seemingly appealing In me, as il I
might save her from her terrible agony of
pain. It almost sickens me now as I recall
that scone, bo vivid and real was this terrible condition presented to mo, and yet I
did not see it, for she was 1500 miles away,
and it bad not yet occurred. Rontoinber,
this was in lS7.'t. Of course, when I awoke,
my dream, if it were n dream, deeply impressed itself upon me. I can see t ho whole
scene yet, seemingly as 1 did that night.
To see a woman iu such terrible condition,
frightful agony, an acquaintance, a relative
���I could scarcely sleep any more that night,
and   yet I   regarded it   then  as merely a
dream. I did not learn until U84 that my
cousin was dead, died of a cancer in her left
breast, and *lid in terrible pain and suffering, and only August .'1, ISIL', learned she so
died on the morning of duly 10, 1878, five
years after ' my dream,' if it were a dream,
and precisely aa 1 dreamed il live years before."
Thia remarkable ease of prevision might
be matched by several similar cases. When
wc better understand the laws governing
such phenomena, and physicians como tc
appreciate the possible value of these fore
shadowinjgS, many lives will doubtless be
saved which now perish. If, for example,
this Woman bad been skillfully treated to
prevent cancer beforo tho disease appeared,
sho might have boon saved. 'Puis ease suggests some Interesting experiences given
uio a short tunc stnee hy n brillt-viu y
physician wbo enjoys a large praotteo
small city in Indiana. " Frequently," ho
said, "while holding my patient's band
1 see, as if written on n blackboard before
my eyes, tne name of medicines, with instructions lo prescribe thorn. In miny instances they have been remedies I should
not have thought of using ; but," ho continued, " I have noticed I bat whenever t have
given tha medicines bo revealed to mo llie
most gratifying results have followed," lie
then related the following singular occurrence which transpired two or three weeks
prior to Ills visiting my office i
" I have a friend wlio used to live at my
home city," said the physician, "but now
resides iii the city of IC, wo correspond ; 1 ;
had requested her photograph iu a lettor
written a short time before thooxperioneo I i
am relating, tine morning I awakened
....I looked at my watch. It was half
an hour loo early to rise, and 1 lay
lulf-waking, half-sleeping state,
so fav'imblc to dreams. Suddenly 1
thought? was on the street in front of" my
office, and there I caw my friend with another lady acquaintance who lives in my
city, coming across the streot. 1 was at
once struck with Iho peculiar dress worn by
tny friend. I bad never seen her iu anything like it, and conhl not fail to nolo the
fact. At ibis juncture I awoke, dressed
myself and went to my office, which, after
opening I loft for tlm Post office. The
Postmaster bin.led me a package, which on
opening I found to be the photograph of my
friend. 1 was startled ou looking at tho
photograph to find tho dress in which she
bad bad the portrait taken wns tho perfect
counterpart of tho one 1 had seen in my
dream nn hour before, and entirely unlike
anv gown I had seen her wear."
i asked thlsyoung man b-iw he first became interested in these problems, nnd ho
replied that while at tlio ihodical college, a
Profossot, who seemed intake Bpeoial interest in him, had several timesdemonstral
ed in his presence the power of hypnotism,
ami had aroused bis interest in a line of in-
vestlgfttion which be had always been taught
by his rigidly orthodox parents to shun, as
he would avoid the unpardonable sin which
they frequently discussed.
An orthodox clergyman who officiates
1 over n prosperous church in a certain town,
called upon mo daring the past summer, 1
had known him ut college. He informed
| me, to my astonishment, that he was en-
' gnged witb a leading physician of liis town
in systematically study ing psychical phenomena. " I do nol believe in spiritualism,"
he remarked, " but we have both been
amazed to find how many persons have bad
most extraordinary experiences. We have
closely questioned persons who cmie into
the doctor's office : and although they
usually professed ignorance of any personal
kuowtedge of extra-normal phenomena, nnd
frequently laughed at everything of the
kind, after iny friend, the doctor, gave
them the main points in several well-authenticated eases which bad come to his
notice, they usually gave some more or less
remarkable experiences, with names and
dales, which enabled us afterwards to
verify hitherto carefully guarded secrets.
We have both," bo declared, "been astonished at the number of persons who are
among the most thoughtful and substantial
of our people who have bad experiences in
I heir homes which   transcend the  ordinary
and are io us Inexplicable, but as yet we
are merely collecting reliable data."
This gentlemen is representative of a
largo class of careful thinkers who to-day
are quietly accumulating facts upon which
lo base an intelligent  conclusion,  and thus
ari following the modern methods of scientific Inquiry,
A friend ot mine who [squite well known
in literary circles, but who Is not willing
that her  uamo   be   given,   related lo me a
irt time ago a striking experience. She
i [UOSted a friend in whom she bad great
confidence, and who possessed a certain degree of psyebi: power, to try and see wheie
she was and what ahe was doing on a certain evening.     Tbo two   individuals   were
many hundred miles apart. The friend in
striving to accomplish this feat fell into a
profound trance, iu which lie was found by
friends, who thought him dead and hut!
him medically treated. When he recovered
he wrote his friend, saying at suoh an hour
ynu were in your mom. A visilor was announced, Ho was a person I had never
Fcen, but will describe him to yon. He
then gave a detailed description ot the caller, All the facts were exactly as stated.]���
A con a.
i aiiailliiH   I'iH-llle ami Noi-llieru raellle.
Tin* Ureal Rivalry Between two  itall-
ivny l.i'vliitliniis,
A gentleman well informed concerning
the China-American trado observed to a
reporter ofa Montreal paper the oilier day ;
���" Mr. Dodsworth, a merchant and forwarder having a wide business connection
iu China, Japan and n*-her Eastern countries
ia expected to visit Montreal shortly. His
headquarters arc at Hong Kong, but he has
been iu the States for several weeks. What
makes his visit to Montreal a matter of
interest just now ia that he was formerly
the agent ofthe Canadian Pacific Railway
Company in China, but retired from
that position lo become the agent
of tho steamship lino running Irom
China and Japan in connection with
the Northern Pacific Railway at Tacoma,
I havo been informed that it was because
Mr. Dodsworth declined to give up all hia
other connections nnd devote himself entirely to the Canadian Pacific Company's
agency that he was deprived of that agency.
The Northern Pacific, as you probably
know, bos entered into direct rivalry with
the Canadian Pacific for thn Chinese and
Japanese trade. It has adopted tho policy of
great road and boasts of having control
of a direct line from New York to China,
under its solo control and management,
I believe itisntthc bottom ofthe movement
against Canadian railways so persistently
urged at Washington. It certainly bus a
big ndvaittago in competition fur the trado
between China, lap m and ihc United Stales,
"m account of being an American company.
Mr, Dodswortll's transfer of services from
tho Canadian Pacific to its great and only
rival may possibly havo Bome effect In giving
lie Northern Pacific an advantage iu ohtaiu-
ng freight for its steamers. This may
possibly account for thc rumored transfer
of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Pacific
BtoamshlpB to the Atlantic, where ihey could
supply the much needed fast service, other
vessels mean lima taking tholr place on the
onto between Vancouver and China, The
ivulry of the Northern Pacific has made
tho establishment of a line of fast Canadian
Leamships on tbo Atlanticaiiftcossity tothe
('ana liau Pacific Kail way Company, and
they are people not likely tube caught nap*
" I hen the Northern Pacific contemplates
paralleling the Canadian Pacific Railway,
���ua rival route from Europe across America
to Eastern Asia ?'*
Precisely. If tbey have, ns they say,
an open road from New York to Tacoma,
I from thence lo Hong Kong, by a line of
steamships, they can easily make arrangements wdth a company running Atlantic
teainshlpB from New York to Liverpool,
and   thus   comploto  their  parallel   route,
Still, however, the Canadian Pacific Railway
will havo a groat advantage in the shorter
distance across this continent and across
the Atlantic.   Tbe trade between China,
Japan and the United Stales is large and
growing, but it Is not so large as that between England uud those countries. Of
tbe latter trade the Canadian Pacific Railway will always got tbe preference on account of the unity uf iis management. It,
therefore, seems to me that (he Canadian
Pacific Railway mint of necessity have a
fast line of steamships on the Atlantic.
But the cut of the Northern Pacific coming
in, it Ib quite in order that, as Mr. Van
Home s-iid, tho Grand Trunk should join
wilh the Canadian Pacific Railway in establishing nucb a service. If tho Northern
flays thfl game of pushing liie Canadian
'acifie Hallway out of the United States
trade, It will only have the offeoto' making
the Canadian Pacific Railway more anxious
to control J In* through iralfje from Europe
lo tlio ISOSt. Iti -ii...ti ����� o.tii���,'���.-. thu ( iinad-
ian Pacific Railway would have an Immense
advantage, for there can bo lio  doubt of ils
having, withfirst-olais Atlantic steamships,
the shortest, quickest, most direct and best
route,    Resides,  it   would  be of Imperial
Importance to Uroat Britain ami to British
merchants to   have such u  national  girdle
of communication as it would give practically, in connection wilh other lines, clear
round the globe. Even now lincsnre established, OOnneoting Ibis belt With Australia,
the British possessions iu Africa and tin- islands of the ocean, thus bringing the whole
empire   Into  touch   with   all its  pails  by
direct communication. Indeed, this question involves a prospoot of the most magnificent future for the political unity, territorial expansion and mercantile greatness of
the British empire, that could possiblyentor
into human imagination,"
Emotions of a Mother in-Law Elect.
The declaration of love by the well-fed
man wilh a diamond pin had a marked ef-
foci on tllO woman who was fast approaching the meridian of life.
She burst   into lenis,
" Why "���Anxiously ho leaned over tho
bowed and trembling figure -" why do you
] woe;*?''
i     " E-f-for���boo, boo���joy."
!     He was satisfied nnd kissed her hand. She
raised her eyed and gazed at him Inorodu-
I lously.
I     " And do you really love mo '.*" she asked
iu faltering tones.
" 1 do,"
She felt that hu meant it.
"Then"���tier demeanor grow suddenly
rapturous���" you <-aw marry my daughter.
Many a llni" and oft ha- she tailed of matrimony because her suit iir couldn't love me."
Then she had clasped her hands In devout
thanksgiving, saying: "At Inst ! Thank
heaven, at butt"
And her emotions overcame her afresh. THE  WEEKLY NEWS FEB. .5,1893,
Published   By  M. Whitney &
Son.   E'ery Wednesday.
Courtenay, B. C.
,',.e Venr     *���'"
BL, Month,    ' '-'���''
mngle 1 <w     '*"������
Ono loon nor j-oal $ WOO
li ti,            I.'.)
olRlltll coU porjnnr     i'jjjO
f������rlli        'Il,"n
ncok.uor lino        ll01"
1.0,'nl nutictn, por lino         ill
Nonces   of  Births,   Marriages   antl
Deaths.  50 cents carl, insertion.
No Ailrertismenl inserted for less than
.C   em--
A Fruitful Theme.
'1 hesul-jt'ct of retfis'ributtoti is one
, ow nf overpi wi'i'iny interest. Bt-side
it all others are clwarft-d into insignificance. TIir Vancouver World than
which there is no better papiT on tin*
Coast, boldly claims representation according to population. It's weekly
almost entirely circulates in the country, and it should no' Im ui.mindful of
it's interests, unci it would do well to
10 minber ulso that but for the c untry
Vancouver would be a howling wilder,
ness. However, wetlunt wonder that
the Terminal City is a little restive.
She has two representatives who just
neutralize each other, and we think
it would lie only fuir that she should
have a third New Westminister City
having only oi.e man capable of repni*
tenting her, und his duties as postmaster requiring his presence at liome)
should be wiped out in any redistribution measure That part of the district south of the Fraser, should be
created into a district by itself and
given n member. Richmond, South
Vancouver, Burnnby, Maple Ridge*
etc., would answer for another district,
and the northern part of the district
Could very properly be constituted into a third. Orihoo, considering it's
vast ('���(tent, and import ante mLht well
be divid d up into, at least, three districts, nnd Komensy would require
similinr treatment,
But when the World says that   the
future   should   be   considered  in  the
redistribution of seats, we quite agree
with it, and in that connection des re
to i-ay that  this pait of the Province
has not been appreciated according to
it's deserts.    We have a wealth of agricultural hinds, which might well cause
those who live in less favored regions
to grow green wi h envy.   Our timber
interests are of exceeding importance,
and our coal fields the richest and most
extensive to he found in British Col urn
hia.    When these nre all fully develop
rJ there will be  smiling   plenty   on
every hand, and ''every rood of ground
will maintain it's man," the busy hum
of industry will fill the air  with music
and villages will blossem out into thriving cities.   Our expectations, therefore,
though great, aie reasotiaVile,  and our
possibilities,   simply unlimited.   Take
these   matleis into consociation and
we are content. By this rule Hornby,
Oenman, Nob Hill, and   Oyster  Bay
should be given one representative each,
Comox ( tho Bay ), Courtenay,    and
Union, .six each, and Kouthpart about
$100,627.80; less refunds fiom city dis- I
tricts, $34,44i.85j h rids J: Werks l>- |
jarhneiU  $47,192.58,  or   a  total  of
This is certaintly a splendid showing
a-id the Departm ut is ���;o he congiat-
ul.ued i:p(v. the progress made,
With ict'r Mice to our District the
report shows as follows:
North Comox  Soiio-l
[ At Courtenay |
'IV ch. r, Fenwich W Robbins; salary S60 per month; enrolled during
ihe year, "-'5 boys, 21 girls; average
monthly attendance, 31; expenditure
South Comox School.
Teacher, untill June 30th, i892,
Miss Mary D. Skiimer; salary ��55 l-''r
month; enrolled durhisc tliu year 22
bovs, 14 girl*' average monthly attend
mice, 2;; expei-dlture, 67OO.
Tin* present teacher is Robert II
Oaiseaden, recently from the east.
Couktbnav School.
The school is near Granthnm, and
James lldlliilay is thn le-cher at a bhI-
ary of SOU per month. The number
enrolled during ihc year Was 13 boys
and 9 girls, und average monthly
attendance, 17; expendi-ure,  86O7 75.
Dknman   Island.
Teacher, .Miss Edith A. King; salary
$5iJ per month; enrolled during the
year, I0 hoys, I 2 girls; average month
ly attendance, lo; expend tun1, $f>90
This is on the lower prairie rotid.
The teaoher is John B, Demi ti; salaay
S5O per month; mrolled during the
year, 24 boys, 28 girls, average monthly attendance, 35; expenditure, ��590.
Huiixuv Island.
Teacher, Miss Sarah \. Williams,
sidaiy $50 per month; enrolled during
ihe year, 10 boys, lO girls; average
11101,1 hly attendance, 17; expenditure.
$202.23. School 1 lu-ied after the ho:.
iduys until Match next
Union Mines.
Teacher, Duncan Rugs, salary, 860
per month; monitor Miss Amy Sprague-
salary-S4o per month, Enrolled during the yen", <-8 boys, 3! girls, total
8a. Average monthly attendance,74;
expenditure, ��1,080.
Public Schools.
The twenty-first annual report just at
hand shows the schools to be in a very
flourishing condition.
The totilt number enrolled during
the year, ending June 30th 1892, was
10,773, an increase over the previous
year of 1,513, The average actual at-
teudmioe. Wns 6,227.10, an increase of
1,01)2,19 for the same period.
The percentage of average attendance In cites01.28, in lural districts,
Bt! M,and foi tiie entire provlnce,57.80
which i-i tin- largest attained for fourteen ycrs
The whole number of teachers and
monitors employed was 228,an increase
of 4.3 over the previous year.
'lite schools in operation Were, high
mIiooI-,1; graded, 11; ward school-. 7;
nnd rural, 124. The expenditure for
education wan for teachers salaries,
$1*48,377.22; incidental expenses ot
Kuial schools, $5,205.76;cducatinn office $7,044,82; giving a total of $160,
C27 80; leaving of lh�� amount voted
in tlio estimates for the year $20,372 00
The cost of each pupil hn-ed on en-
rnllmoti' was only $14,91, and on av
erogndrtily attendance, $25,7!).
The expenditure of the Lands and
Works department for ihe construction of school houses was$43,497,20,and
for furniture for Rural Districts, $3,695
36 '
The   total     was    for    education,
To Seek The North Pole.
Nansen, the Stalwart Norwegian Explorer, Kay be Gone Five Tears.
The Norwegian explorer, Dr. Frtd
jof Nansou is aoout to start on another
expedition iu search of the north po e.
He returned in 18JS9 fiom a teumrk
able voyage across Greenland. 1* .
Nanson recently came from Norway 10
London, where he 1ms lectured before
the Royal Geographical bouiety on his
proposed expedition. The explorer i.-,
over 6 feet tall;finely built and of the
ideal Scandavian type. In speaking
of his proposed voyage recently lie sail
he should he in absolute command of
everybody on board, scientists included, He will leave Norway iu June, ie-
victual at No* a Zembln, and some time
in July start for the Kata s*a, skirting
the Siberian coast as far us the inouill
of the River Lena, from which point
he will steer north Until pack ice lenders fuither navigation imposiible. Then
he wid ram the ship as fur into the ice
as possible and remain for He winter.
He expects io be gradually laken by
the ice tloes right t-crous the polar region down into the east Greenland sen,
between Spitsbergen and Otvenl iiid.
having in this way readied and pa*sed
the north pole, lie will lake pic is*
ions for live years thinking ihi*- will
certaintly be the limit of Irs voyag ���,
The  DoubtiuJ Supremacy of
There are grounds for believing
that man's present so called supremacy
is only a phase of evolution, for which
he is not wholly responsible. In barbarous times and races his position was
not by any means uniformly that of
headship. If thu truth could be arrived ��t it might appear thut the opinion
of the woman of man then was about
what it is today. Man, because he
wan physically strom* (mid that was not
primarily his fault)wns put forward to
do the fighting but the women often
went along to finish up ihe wounded
and to help torture the captives, and
sometimes, bless their feminine
hearts, to shield them.
in the process of the evolution of
sociely the position of the sexes chang
cd somewhat, More manual labor
was put upon man, though there is no
evidence that he usurped thc right to
work. The proportion of agricultural
labor, mining, carrying heavy burdens
uud rough work generally taken on by
man gradually began to be the test of
civilization of a community, audit is
so today.
Brnwnlee'e Map,
Thi-; New Commcial .Map
of British Columbia is now
ready for delivery, mounted
ready for Office use. Price 3.50
A home production, carefully compiled and complete.
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Green's Mock   nenf I'ost Office- .Vinai-
110.   Any number nf teeth removed
without p.iin n"d without ihc use- of
Kilter m Chloroform.
Nana into   Saw  Mill
and ���
Sash and  Door Factory
A Illinium. Prop. Mil] HI., I'O llox :!.'.. Till, l!l
Nnnnimn It. ('.
A complete stock nf Rough nnd Dressed
Lumber alwnys on hand; nlsn Shingles,
LiiK Pickets, Doors, Windows nnd
tlliiuls. Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     While   I'ine,     Redwood.
All orders accompanied uUIiCasii prompt
ly and carefully nttended I".
Steamer Kslell
Harbor and ontside towing done nt reason
able rates.
West of EngUud   cloths, tucetls   nod
serges always  on bund.    Orders
foi suits taken cheaply,
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Northlield, II O.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Soli.-iior    Office in 2nd
flat,  Green's   lllock.
Js"anain,n, II. C.
Has  ���
Made arrangements whereby it is en
allied to take contracts
for all kinds oi
Job Work
and guarantee satisfactory work at fail-
Those   wanting
Wedding Stationery
Poster Work
Office Stationery
Business Cards
Invitation Cards
Will  please  give us   a    call
Preparatory To Stock-taking We    Have    Decided To Hold
Another Of Our
 IFOIFTJXjjAlR,  sales	
Slaughtered For   30 Day*
E2t Ge*- o,   nicft   Worm   Jacket   Now
f g~ Get a good   Waterproof   Now
��jL 0et a   pretty  Set   of Fur& Now
U* v: Uet a bt-ylibh Boa  Now
fcfe Get a   Servicable Winter Dress Now
Kit.   Get in Now on Hundreds ot Lines which you require every day.
All   At   Olearence Prices. Cash Only.
Commercial Street Nanaimo B. 0.
I Make It a Point; Know
 1, (, o 0 	
l-'nr ilie Inst, thirty years having handled Silver Ware,  mnnufneluretl ley Ihi
Ccleliratecl linns of lli'ed nnd Huron- llotl��ers iS *7 -'nnd MorioVn llrllnnuui.
1   know them to lie A I.    g^ hi Jewelry, Clocks, Watches, nnd   Spec!HCjes.
I Show tie- Largest. Stock in the city, AT HAW) T1MKS   PRICES.
Specnl at'enti- ir given lo repining in ALL Brntiehi'i of the Trade.
Ej*^        Orders l,y tnuil will linv., prompt aiten'ion. rjC-J
M. R. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store,
Nanaimo B, C.
Vancouver furniture Warehouse,
Katnbllshiiil ISW-
���       Alan Denier in       ���
nanaimo b.c.   ������<"�����������**
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
iiaston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. O.
Manufactures   the   lincst   ciyarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI-
Cl-K for the hxwv. tnmiey?
Eaper Raper & Co.
Booksellers,     Statiouers,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. II. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
RokU Wenbarn-
l-"raser Street
Kca>- Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Klmta of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nti'-scry '
*      Ladners Landing Ii. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mr Canney Chemist,
Pure Drugs Cheiniuais nnd  Patent
I'liv.lennfl    I'rem-lnl inns nnd nil onlonj 111! it
with <M��re rttul ilLnnloh. 1'. O. biix 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-'-     Red llotlsc    -'-
Commercial St.     =   Nanaimo. B. C.
Dealer in Gener.il Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,IIides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
llaston St. Uridgc,
Nanaimo, II. t'
A large supply of three and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Primes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots. Small fruits, shrubs and evergreens of every variety.
IA Gilchrist,
Agent for Comox Uistrii-t-
General lllacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Callage lluilding, etc.
Wagons and Knrming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
i-ing Machines made to order on short
I. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specially
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Hon jq8, No 20S Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka   Bottling  Works,
*Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different llr.inds of I.ngcr Ileer Sieam Beer and Porter
Agent for I*nion llrewery Compnny.
Nanaimo and Courtenay  B.   C.
9 n ��� *
1 have some stpJendesji lots
foi sale-, btith business ;tn:i re
.Vow is t*Ki.- ttriM' to buy in
advantage 'befott; the Canada
Wt-siaiit Raiiwas rtadteshere.
With i!i<- v-��i\rt�� of lf.it- rail-
way, ia ajdittou to the other
conceded!; advantages nf the
{'la-jtf, fMJo^i jijijss rule very
This town k located ia the
titieJst ofthe hrgestisfgiTeultura!
st'ttJenient na VaJKOiivcr Island. U is within six raS<;s d
Union Mines affiirciiiig i?iel!";iT-
pters of dse i<ifik% the very
best home snark^t, and is situated on eivc. <�����){>��� highway
leading from ihe settlement to
the i-Hines., Hie lumber interests of this section are mosl tti
tensive, and arc ;ia iuiportaat
(actor sn our jiTOgress.
Ihe |xir 013ns of improve-
ments ol" tti's towa duritig the
present year is greater than
any other pdace the Coast
can boast o(. and die march of
imi*navetnent is sti!! onward.
Tbej*r��sjj-erity of the ittwtt
has fax its foundatioiis, therefore large nsineraJ. agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field fur the
sportsman, '-"islt and game
are always abundant and_ our
hotels of the best.
For particulars address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
7. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and   Notions ol all kinds.
Unior   Mines, B. C.
Wm. Cheney
[   Office al the bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
UrphartBros. Prop. Oomox B.C,


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