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Array G. A. l"rBa i Co.
1 Estate Brok
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain * Co.
Eeal Estate Brokers
��-*��� Nanaimo, B. C.
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NO. 56.
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,  NOV. 29, 1893.
$2.00 PER YEAR'
��� at-
������
XJ^TIOIT. 13- C-
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
including
Boots.Shoes.Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Orders taken (or custom made suits.
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W. J. Young. P. F. Schartchmidt.
CO UR TEN A Y PHA RMA G Y.
���<*+ PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES �����
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBACrO   .AJSTO  OIO--A.E,S.
������ taw������ ��� ���**���*    -*--******'i-*r*******-*****iiB^^
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery Outfit of
John W, Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
83*t,    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the NEWS' Office.
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Citizens' Building Society,
[NANAIMO, B C]
 0���0 ��� 0
Capita!   $6,000,00000
Shares Sloo Each, payable 60 cents per month
* A Itocal Co-Operative Building, Loan and Savings Association.
Organized and operated by business men of Nanaimtr, elected by the Shareholders.
���BOARD OF DIRECTORS	
Andrew Haslam, Esq., Mayoi of Nanaimo, President;
C. H.   Stickles,   Manager E.   L Works,   Vice-President
A. K/Johiiston, Esq., Treasurer; Marcus Wolfe, Esq,, Secretary
C. H. Uarker, .Solietor.
Alderman E. Quennel; Alderman T, Dobeson; Wm. Patterson, Esq.
J. Foreman, Esq.; J. XV. Stirtan, Esq.
Bankkrs��� The Hank of British Columbia, Nanaimo.
^^Subscription Books are now open and any information can be had by applying
to the St cretary, who will furnish copies of Prospectus and Iiy- Laws.
MARCUS WOLFE, Secretary.
Agent at Union, Alex W. Frasei."*J��3-f|^*Agent at Courtenay, P. W. Patterson-
HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
in Canada
Gives tho Most Liberal Contract and Pays the  Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.00
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.28.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77
3 E. Cram,   Gen'l: Agent, Victoria, B. 0.    L. W. Fauquier, Special Age
��t
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Eureka   Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWREKOB, PBOFBU.TOK,
         MANUFACTUIIKK Of        	
SODA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsapartilla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Bottler ol*Different llr.nd. of Ltjcr Beer Steam [Ijei-aiiJ I'ortar
Ajjent for Union llrewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
ccMox, s;
Importers & Dealers in
Flour ft Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Grocerier
Crockery & Olawware
Dry Oooda
Boot* ct ahoea
Hardware
Faint ft Oila
Geati Furnishing.
Patient Medicine.
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pimbury & Oo.
Wholesale and Retail
Druooists   and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, 11. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician # Surgeon
OFFICE -3c .RESIDE-trC.
Courtenay Pharmacy
COUBTENAY,  B. 0
Store for Rent
For rent from Aug. [ iny store in the
VILLAGE OF COURTENAY.
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up.   Apply to
Win. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
$50 A YEAR FOR LIFE
Rams for Sale.
For Sai.h two f ne young Rains (.South
Downs).
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, B*. C.
Notice.
All accounts which have been due me
for over nne year wili unless paid within
the next 30 days from date, be placed in
the hands of my solicitor for immediate
collection.
Joseph   McPhee,
Couitcnay, Oct. 11, 1893.
Dr W J Gurry
(DENTIST.)
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanai*
n'O. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform,
Farm Products for Sale.
(Itclivi-roil  nt Thos Cairn's farm.)
Carrots per lb. I cent
Turnips   ''   " "   "
Cibhage *'   " i}4 cents
O.iiotis    "   " 2   "
Eggs limed per doz 30 "
Fresh eggs at market price
lUiltcr per Ib 30   ���*
Society     Card3
I. O. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to atlend.
Alex. W. Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge No. (3, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate .Saturday evenings .it^o p. m. in thc old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invi* cd to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Recorder.
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on eveiy .Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after tlie new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hal, Cmnox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Ilnrd
K. R.S.
C. O. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O
0. F. meet in thc old Ninth Comox-
school hoii'-e every second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flit, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thurs.lay.
Comox Electoral District.
A Court of Revision and Appeal under the "Assessment Act 1888" and a-
mcudmems, will be held at the Court
House, Comox, on Thursday the 30th day
of November 1893 at 11 o'clock in forenoon.
Eli Harrison,
Judge of Court of Revision and Appeals,
Nanaimo, 6th November, 1893.
Substantial Rawnrds   for Those
Whose Answers are Correct.
A mnn onrcrnterMft i-rison -whoro whs con*
flu*-'1 *i coDtlcnii-i criminal.   On innkiiiK h ro'
Sliest to ho comtiictt-a into lho pre-tO'ivo of tho
i-oini-f. mnn, lhe visitor was Infornud thnt
none but rehitlvo** wo:o i-i-rmitii-d to hub the
prisoner. Thc visitor saiil: "Hrothcr-i ami ��f<**
1 ith have I none, hut tIm 1 man's (the prisoner's}
fsther in my father's son."
Hc was at onoe tXkou to the prisoner. Now,
what relation wjiS tlio prisoner tothe visitor!
Tho Agriculturhl Publishing Company will
Kh-el-Vit yi-firfur lifeUith-t person ntjiitlini; tho
lirst correct iitiswer; $.'4HJ tn ihusuHHi(i;Snl. f2."*t)
4th. $100; alii. ISO, ando*. ir 10OOOotJior rewards,
consiBtiiiK of jiiaiitrB. oig-iiiH Indies nnd Kenia
gold nnd silver wntchos, silvor services, diamond riiiKs, etc,
To the porson BondfnK tho Inst correct answer will lie given a high-toned piano, to thu
ncxi tothe hint a beautiful organ, nnd lho next
0.000 will receive, valuubic prim s of silver wit re.
ItVLKS.��� ill All answers must bo sent by
mail,nnd bcarpostini-rk not tutor thnn Dec. 31,
I81KI. t2| There will bo no ckat-jto whatever to
filter this compelition, hut nil who compote
nre cximeted toBflnl one dollar fur six months
siihsi' n'thm to either Tin-; Lames Homk Mao-
ASEJ.NK OrTUIlCANAIIMN'AllllK'UUUltiUT-IWO
of the choie-,'*-' lliuslmtcd in.Tiodiia n of tho
day. i'A) All prizo-winif-rs will lu* expected lo
nnsist us in extending our circulation. |4) Tlie
lirstconcctanswer recofvi-cl im-nder-t postmark
taken In nil e.\-w aa ibuc ot r**eoi*<t, to au to
give every ono an equul clianre, no nuittei*
where lie w sho nny reside), will aeonro tlio
first priKo- the Neoond.the noxt prize, nmi ���*:> on.
TllK Anmuui.TUHlST isAiinhl OHfablisHotl con
corn, and tintweiisesnniplc ni-.-t-nBini-nai.Ic it to
carry out nllflH ������roniif-c**". (send for printed
l.stof former prim winiifliH.)
.1 uno eh,��� Tha followfng well-known gentle*
nieuhavn cotiBenLnd team nn judges and wil-
-toi* Lhnt I he pri*!-i.n*ef;iir!\- i.Wiii-iCil��� Conn
dire Ca'c-i-t, ( Proprietor'CkUuii's Line if
Htcamersl I'elorbo auuli,ftitd Mr. W Itnl < t->
son. I'r-JBhl n.Tii!ioi-1'ili.tlngCoiiii'imy, ln-r
bcrongh. lt>---i-.tcr��llnii��ney iclt-is, Aaljlri��
Aniaci-l.TVimf i-t*M. (Lid). I'eterboiuuku
(Juintil.i.
Comox  Lightning
Union Flashes.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  VVatchmakcr
Worker in Light Metals and
Gunsmithing
Iroaonfc ofllc*) Elk Ilotol
Oo-^ox, B.  C.
Trees, Bulbs, Plants and Roses.
Fruit and Ornamental Tkkes
Hui.hs, Shrubs, Roses. Greenhouse,
Plants, Ike,
Prices reduced to suit the times.    Ge
my list before pluciny your orders.
Address IM. J. Hcnery,
Box 23, Mt. I'teas-int,
Vancouver, IJ. C.
ANNALS OF THE LAW.
lEifj���The common law of England, a col-
Icction of uiiwiiiti'u maxims and em-torn**,
wns bu'tuntlly .'illirmed by thu puilh-atuiit of
Mvrtou.
l-'5."j���Counsol who were guilty o( deceit
or (-nl.ui'ii-ii were punit-hable by flue and
ImprlHomuunt,
l.Vji��� Harrlaters wore flrat appointed by
Kilwiird I, but there is earlier mention of
profewijouiU udvocutea
1E1I1���Speelul pli-Kdurs or barriste��� firat
appuiuU-u by Kdwanl 1 as crown ollieers,
liHtu��� The yearlxKiks, reportu iu Norman
Freuch of etistH argtitd mid decided iu tun
I-.ui'li-.li courlH, beyiiu Lo be kept.
IlUUir-Higli treason defined ai an attempt
agailiht the life of the Huvi-rbiyii or tlie ex-
isteiiLeuf tiie state. Two liviiig wiiue-.3ta
rt-quiml.
l��f��a- Petty treason defined to be tha murder of a hii.simud by a wife, a master by a
servant or au ttuoltuliuitlcul supurlur by his
subuniiiiats.
IU&]t-A cliungo made in tho Knglish jury
law. Winn one -uuiy was mi alien, haif
the jury must cuiisiM. of deuizena, half of
alieus.
IH73��� lyiwyent forhiddca to alt tn parlla-
nieiiiasmeiiil-erx.
ir-O't���Murdcrcrs wero allowed the benefit
of clergy���that i*-, ft a nuinU-rer could rem]
he wm. entitled lu the prou-oliuu of tiie ec*
clt-hlitHilual eotirtH.
ir-Id ���Ihiilinj- to denth was mndoarapitat
I'tiiii-liliieiit. li pi-t'M.ii-. liaviug been pol-
hull-, d hy n nook iu ivvcuge lur a slight.
IMi'i-Mlllil-r Was allowed to lie com-,
poumicd (ur in \w.lt-s by puytueut to me
leiauve-i.
Ifi 17���The statute ordering boiling  to
U-t.ih iis a puiiiHiiiuetit (or pulsotdug wns
repualwl.
lT,(!i��� Forgorj' Of deeds or gl-ing forged
det-tli* in evidence was umtle ptluUnildu Iiy
line, by Htuildilig in 1 hu pillory, by bavin,;
lintli tmh cut {.if, ihe iioMr,!* ulit nud
senivil i-u tbey would not unite, tho fi>i-
teitiiruoWaudaud (wriwtuiil lmpri-iuume.it.
���hi. Lt-ui-t tii.iiK-iA-muenit,
RAILWAY RUMBLES.
Tlie work of four trauklng tlio New It*
ven will involve at) outlay of *?i;*, 1 |0,(XV.
Thu PeTinHvlvimfa in expending ���U.fico.Ofiri
this year un its line between Wttsbui-g mid
Altooua,
The railway which Is to be built across
Sibii ia will he 1.500 miles loug. It id to be
complulod lu iu-n.
Tlie Union Paoiflo has discontinued 10
trains un br-incli lines mid will takeoff any
others which do ntf show n profit.
Tlie Missouri, Kansas nnd Texan management announces tha* trip (tosses will uot be
honored ou trains Nut, fi und q iQ9 '-Texas
Flier."
A Cinrinnati, Hamilton and Dayton train
Is scheduled fnr seven miles nt aspeedof
[OS mill!]- an hour. The grade Is nil down
lull, the track Im perfectly straight, ami the
trnlii ajpmst iuvafinbl^ reacbej- ludlauup-
olia ou Lime,
Nov. 15.��� 7\c s* Joan arrived on
time from Nanaimo with the mails and
passengers.
Passengers��� Dr. XV. }. Young, W. B.
Anderson, Mr. Hcllon, Thos J. Piercy,
Davidson, Wm. Taylor, Smith, and Mrs.
Scharschmidt.
Consignees.��� Mel'hee & Moore, J. D.
Holmes, and J. B. Sh.upe.
Nne. 16��� The ss. Maude from Salmon River anchored in the hirhor over
ni��ht. She had on bo.ird I.icut-Gov*
Dewdney and party who hnd been on a
hunting and fishing excursion up the
Coast.
Nov. 17.-- Thesb. loan left for Nanaimo and Victoria at 7 a. m. wiih maili
nnd following passengers: Miss Bakie,
Miss A. and Miss M. Mathewson, Mr*.
Bridges, S. Creech, E Creech. (J. G* Mr-
Donald, Dr. Youm:. Thos. H. Piercy, XV.
Harvey, and Geo. Howe.
The ss. Roht. Dunsmuir, Capt. Wm*
Rodgers, from New VVestminster.brotij-ht
over a load of furniture for the new hotel
of Geo. Howe. Bruce & McDonald, anda
large consignment for McPhee & Moore.
It was a special trip.
Mrs. John Fraser wr.s safely delivered
of a daughter. Both mother and child
are doing well.
Dr '" 'ins, who went down the last
boat exp'-cts to be gone about three weeks
This would seem a rather short honeymoon but we hope it will be sweet.
Our friend, Mr. R. Brown the smiling
manager of the Nelson House is quite
convalescent again.
20th.��� A very enjoyable evening was
snent at Mr. Wm. Sharp'-; summer residence on Nob Hill, it being a gathering
ofa few friends to welcome Mrs Sea-
wright tn the hind of the free, she having
iust arrived from Ireland to join her husband ' who has taken charge of Mr.
Sharp's hill ranch, Mrs. Sharp, Miss
Curran, Miss Cliffe and the Misses McDonalds and Finlcys ably officiated both
in the dispensing the good things and
keeping the company in good cheer. The
principal musician was R, Swan, and L.
Rosenbnrough acted as floor manager.
22nd.���The ss. Joan arrived with myitis
and p**esen?:ers from Victoria and Nanaimo, Passengers: R. O'Dare, Lawrence,
W. Cheney, Mi-s Bakie, Miss Mathewson
Miss M. McDonald, Piercy, L. Casey,
and S. Creech.
Freight.��� McPhee & Moore, J. B,
Holmes and Duncan Bros.
Mr. S. H. Davis the popular young
Tnmpermce Lecturer spoke in the K. of
p. halt to, a large audience Mr. Wm.
("heney was voted to the chair. Quite a
u i ber signed the pledge, and no doubt
1 lodge will be started. We would like
*.o see all the young men and ladies turn
��� ut next Thursday evening  and help to
; ush the good cause along.
Nov 24.��� As Thanksgiving Day was
���te.tmer day the next day-Friday-was ob-
��� crved here.
The ss. Joan left at 7 a. m. with mails
nnd following passengers��� R. o'Dftre,
J. Lawrence, Caldwell, Geo. McDonald,
I'iercy, Geo. Howe, Mrs. R. Graham,
Mrs. S. Piercy and Wm. Glennon.
L. Casey and S. Creech left for the
n irth to hunt up Lynn, the supposed mur
deter of Green and Taylor. It is more
than probable that they will be successful
in ''trapping" their man as Mr. Cnsey is
well acquainted with the country he is
supposed to be hiding in. It is said they
are specially commissioned by the Government.
WORLD'S FAIRS.
The fourth was in Paris lu 1807. It co7-
e**uil I'T acres and continued liiV days. Thfl
exhibitors numbered fiO,2il41 and the visitor-
W,',-.W,(HiO, The cost was 41,000,000. Tho
receipt*- were SI, 100,000.
In 1856 the second world's fair was held
at Paris, It continued *Jhi days and cuv-
..-ul iMJi acres, There were Sl*'."il exhibit-
ors and S,l(ltc,*-J() visitors. The cost wua tl,-
7u0,tKJ0, the receipts Jl.'.'tiO.Ooa
The third exposition wits held in LondoL
hi I.-.I. It coniu'Utii 171 days and ooveret'
%.;:t news of ground. There weru US,iJ.*-.t ex
hibiturt-iiuid ti.vlI.lW visitors. It cost $),-
���JU'.iaXj, nnd ibe receipts were $sJ,0iO,lAil),
The filth great world's fair was iu Vienna
in i:*-.;i. '1 ia- bid tilings covered \d acred mid
wcreocoupikid by4a,wO exhibitors. Then*
were 1,'��A,&fl adinixsioui. during IS! days.
Tlie eoat num $1 l,OU0,UU0.    The rveeipU) wero
The Philadelphia exposition of 1876 was
the t-ixth yn-ut display. The buildtiiKs
covered to ueits, There were tio.Of -u exhiu-
Itors and "j.-'io.'.-nj adinissious. '1 lie cot.*, is
staled stW.JJOt/.OuU Tne receipts tiie said
t<- havu been ���3,tJtiO,(IOO.
Tbe He Ven til international fair was tn
Pi.ris iu lord, 'ihe buildings covend tw
ucivs, midlhuexbihltorri numbered t��J,00U
Thuru weru l<i,<AJ0,0tMaUitilsi(luuS during 101
days. The ulllcial report makea Uu IlluU-
liou lifvuat or e\-itiiM.a.
'Ine lirst givat luternntloiial exposition
tviu held in l.ondun iu Ib/ll. It lasted IU
days. The buiimii-jH antl grotmds covered
Ul notes, There wire 17,000 exhibitors Ulld
h,1BW,lW \ iskoi-s, '1 l.e tUCelpU. Wetu&,bW?
lAUituo t;iee.\jieiisistl,-l-J0,.,i,J.
Tiie eiglith lairwtisat Paris In 1880, Tbo
'jii.ii.iiijih covered 75 acre* and were occu*
tile*) hj (W,oi*u exhlbltura. Ttie cspusiiion
teiuaiued opL-ti IUJ days and wus atteuded
by the uatutuidiiig nulnber of ia.;i.vt,in.
'1 ne ti st was -,1 i.tujj.txw. The leeelpta weru
ti*,l>wU,uuU.���Cuicagu 'I ribuue.
SINGULAR AVERSIONS.
Marshal d'All-ert (led at thesi|jht of pi���..*��.
I'a.'-eal always tlioitgbt be uaw a yawning
abyss uu bis kit hand.
VhulUlus, king of Poland, became excited
every time he saw an apple,
Louis XIV could not bear the sight of
tbe church steeple of St. Ueuis.
J lay le went into (its when be heard the
noise of water rushing out of 11 tup.
Scaliger could nut look at a bunch of
watercress withuut ueing seized with u bliiv*
triiig lit.
Tyclio Ilrahe, the famous astronomer,
chatiged color and felt his limb.'* give way
under hini wheu meetiu*; u hare.
Julius Ctesar was remarkably afraid of
thunder. It is said that be wore a laurel
wreath tu protect bimself from the hj-ht-
niug.
HoblKS, the freethinker, could not bo left
wll bout a light in tlie nighttime for a single inomeut lest he should go oil iu u delirium.
The barque Matilda, Wednesday, last,
loading for Honolulu.
llarque Richard Third arrived Friday
���loads for'Frisco,
Steamer Mtnenla arrived yesterday
(Tuesday.)   She loads for  Los   Angeles,
Steamer Daisy, left Friday with wr.sh
c ul for Northern Pacific
The steamer Staffa loaded coal for
Vancouver.
Mr. F. D. Little left on ss. Joan last
Friday for Victoria���is expected back today.
Mr. J. Abrams is steadily improving
The hotel Cumberland has its new bar
fixtures in.   They are a beauty.
. Mc-sts Woods & Miller have moved
into their new liver\ stable. They can
furnish a stylish turnout. Their sleighs
are just the'thing for ibis weather.
Grant & McGregor have been awarded
the contract for building the three new
cottages for R. Grant & Co. They have
also the lumber on ihc ground for the e*
rection nf two cottages of lheir own.
The cool weather has created a wonderful demand for thc McCbiry stoves.
It must have shut down suddenly in
Courtenav valley for people come after
them in the middle of thc night. Tuesday night at 3 o'clock a. m., A. Grant was
awakened from "p'easant dreams" by a
loud rapping at the front dour of his residence by one of these strtve friend*-.
"What is the matter? shouted Grart
coming to the window in dishabille.
"Whose dead?'1 [Grant is an undertaker]
"Who said anybodv was dead?
"Well, is there a fire?"
"No, but I want a sfve to put a fire
in".
"Great Scott! Ynu haven't called me
up to get a stove at this hour of night?"
"Yes, I have. There are several on
the way here now��� all wanting stoves.
You mayn't have enough. First come
first serve,   yon know."
Grant was soon in his "toggery", slipped on artic shoes and a li**javy ulster,
and avers he was kept busy handing out
stoves from his store until breakfast time.
Mr. Editor, h;ive you evei been to the
Polar rej* ions? If not you. will find them
in miniature on the Union road, coining
from your town, just before you reach
this place. The forest there is dense,
and the firs so gigantic that tlie sun's ravs
never pentelrate. It is chilly in the warmest day in July. Coming through this
polar forest Saturday the white blanket
of winter was heavy, thc tall trees were
crowned and their shaggy sides frosted
with snow. They looked like enormous
inverted icicles pendent from the clouds.
The chill was so great that we were compelled to put our horse to a full gallop to
reach quickly a portion of the woods,
where the trees stood far enough apart
to let in some of the caloric of the day's
liminary, to escape freezing. It is said
this section is visited by ghosts, who always appear in the long white artic mantles, and when approached by the more
daring, dissappear behind some tree. A
moment later thev appear in another direction.
Thanksgiving and Song Service.
The thanksgiving service of Stindav,
held by the Methodists, was a thorough
success In the afternoon thc song service on behalf of the Sunday school was
very largely attended. The school was
never so fully crowded on any occasion
and all were unanimous in asserting it lo
be thc best yet given at Union.
In tlie evening the thanksgiving service
was also very largely attended and all
the people seemed rejoiced that another
opportunity was granted (hem io return
thanks for thc bounties and blessings of
another year.
The school house was very tastily decorated by thc ladies of the congregation,
and was very much admired by us all.
Thc thanks of the people are due to
Messrs Mathewson antl Harrigan for
furnishing the vegetables and grain for
decoration.
Mr. S. H. Davis' Lecture,
At the close ofthe evening service,both
congregations united in the Reading
Room Hall and listened to a very elo-
3uent and common sense temperance ad-
ress given by Mr. Davis.
Mr. Davis has been with us on three sue
csssivc evenings, and every meeting has
been larger than thc previous one, showing that the people fully appreciated thc
eloquence and truth of the speakers remarks. We trust the lime will soon come
when this Province will show its mind on
this subject even more resolutely than
Manitoba has done.
INTERESTING FACTS.
Tbe oldest e-iln lu the world is an ^Egenn
piece of tbe year 700 H. C.
, Russia bus the greatest amount of live
stock of any country iu Kurope.
ICuglaud lends all nations In the number
of -toini'ii employed iu government positions.
Aiming nil races the weight of tho mate
brr.iu is 10 per cent heavier than thai of tne
female.
Among the !W counties of California
there nie tot li'su thun 14 which end wild
the letter "0."
Christmas and the Fourth of July arc
tbe only holidays width ate alike legal iu
all the states and territories,
When the thcriuoiiietur registers 100 de-
grtH*, tin- eiible whicli druwsthu cars of
the Bust river bridge, New York, Is 7 feet
Oil ictus bin-cr thau when the thermum*
eter in t.t zero,
EDUCATIONAL ECHCfcS.
Tho D.mi'-.h government has voted a mini
to be used fir i-clio'urililps lur youug woiit-
en who Intend to la'cotue teachers,
The faculty, rf Kentucky university has
forbidden nil college BportB on account of
allegid i,M"iblliig connected -with th *m.
Ex-Oeiiutur Dawes of Muw)bhrn.*tbi Ium
bt'uit eh ctiiljirof-iwur.uf United Stares his-
tori Rlucu tU{i l'-vl- wa? ������- f-h-i'tinouth college.
Tin- Kihnnl board of Auburn, Me,, bas decided that ii takes six children to mako a
ichuut, und they intend closing up ail
uui,! 0I.-1 lirt*t tug less thun thnt uumbcr.
The iiidleatlons nro that'll? will lit tho
largest rlaif .that ever entered Prli.e-.toii',
It is estimated 1h.1t in tliet-uadeniioand
sclentinc d.-pm-nnuiits then-will be fully
V-J IlLMJUJtu v. in u the term opelis.
Local Brevities
Christmas iscomtng.
It is good sleighing now.
Jack Martin is ill at the Riverside,
Willie Parkin is down with  la grippe.
To-morrow is Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Day.
Hear was scarce Black Creek way last
week.
Tom McDonald, the blacksmith, is
quite sick ut thc Courtenay House.
John Maton has been suffering with a
felon on his hand for some days.
J< hn Berkeley, who has been indisposed lately is able to be nut
McPhee & Moore have received a consignment of Xmas gnuds.^
Mr. J. McPhee has been on the sick
'ist for some days, but r- improving now,
and will soon be around again as usua'.
A fanner up the settlement last Thursday was seen plowing his field with the
snow half a fool deep'
Very Jilt'e attention was paid to
Thanksgiuing Day by most people hereabouts.   More-sine pity.
There was n surprise party at the
Lome Hotel Monday night. The attendance was large and dancing the order
ofthe occasion'
Tommorrow (Thursday) at 11 o'clock
in thc forenoon a court of Revision will
be held at the Court House, Comox, by
Judge Harrison.
On Saturday the 241b of next month
lheir will be a shooting match for turkeys
geese, ducks and chickens at Howe's hotel, below Union wharf, under the management of XV. Cheney of Denman Is-
1-ind.
Last Thursday was regular thanksgiving weather. The snow came in large
bountiful flakes and ihc sleigh bells were
making music during the entire day.
Young Canada was out in full force and
hugely enjoyed the sport of snowballing.
Chas Hardy, A. Lurch and E. W. Ilar-
rett of the real estate apd financial firm
of CI. A. McIJain & Co., Nanaimo arrived
on Saturday on the steamci Esperan-ra.
They will return ont, the ss. Joan next
Friday.
Mr. S. H. Davis, ibe young man elo-
tpient, will speak on tbe Liquor Problem
ai thc Presbyterian church( Wednesday)
evening at 7.30. Tomorrow evening
(Thursday) he will speak at the K. of P.
hall, Comox, at 7.30.
Thc Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church, Sandwick, will have a sale
oi work on Tuesday, December the 12th.
These sales are always interesting and
afford an opportunity to obtain nice presents for Xmas.
Two miners left Union, week ago Saturday for a bunt. They were unused to
the forest, and seeing a grouse followed
i*. up as it fle-v from plnce to place, until
tbey lost lheir bearings. Thev found the
Courtenay River but did not recognize
the stream and wandered about until
Monday at li a. m. when they turned up
famished al Charley Stoughton's.
The temperance meelimg at the K of
P. Hall, Comox, last Wednesday evening
was a very successful affair. Quite a -
number came forward and signed the
pledge. Mr. William Cheney acted as
chairman, and added not a little to thc
interest of the occasion by the able manner in which be presided, and his skle
remarks which created at times roars of
laughter.
For Sale.
FOR SALE. ��� 20 young breeding ewes,
Apply to A. Urquhart.
For Sale
160 acres of land, price $2,100. Split
lengthwise, $906: split in half, $f>oo. 20
acres unden timothy, good house and
barn and stables.
Parties wishing tn purchase a good farm
would do well to apply for particulars to
Joseph T. Grieve, Grantham.
Estray.
A red heifer, 2 years old.with clip on lip
per part of right car, and slit on under
side of left ear, is at our stable. The owner will please call, pay charge!-, including cost of this notice and remove the
same.
McQuillan & Gilmore,
Courtenay, 11. C.
Grand Auction Sale.
On Friday, the 22nd of I'?cember
1893 at b.iil past seven, p. tn. at thc
Rradinp room Hall, Union, H. C.
1 will sell by instructions of the owner,
WITHOUT UESRRVU the Famous Garvin
Spring Property, on llayne Sound in
Lots, and Blocks to suit purchasers, excepting only the Spi ing and a few surrounding acres which will pass into ibe
hands ofa powerful Hotel and Spring
Syndicate now being organized for llie
purpose.
Plans showing the location ofthe Lots
and Blocks as Btirveycd may be seen by
calling on Mr. A. Gaivin at Union Hotel.
Tide perfect. Terms % ensh down
and balance in 60 days.
Win. Cheney, Auctioneer,
Anninl Report
The annual report of the Cqmox Agricultural and Industrial Assnctnti n was
mailed to the Provincial Secretary of
liritish Columbia lasl Thursday in order
to meet tbe conditions foi m v years
Government grant. The report hows a
membership of 79 whose sub* ripi on ;it
$2.50 each ainouni to $197.50 ol which
there has been paid in tlie sum of Jii'-o,
leaving 37.50 still due. From other
sources there has been received .is follows: Government grant $200; j-.ite receipts JS6 25; special prizes', in value'
from Joseph Htmtrr $70: ��� tslv d .nations
A. Haslam $c,o;from A. Urquhnn i 15.50;
from Thos. Cairns $j^ 50; from A. Led*
ingbain $10; from S. 1, Piercy $7.50;
from Mrs, XV. Lewi-- $61 from Geo,
Howe $|; and from Mrs Chhs Hooper
50 cents, making a grand total pf J657.75. 7
AGRICULTURAL.
The Old Kail Fence.
Oh when- is thc friendly mil-fence of my childhood.
Dividing thooornftold from tho highway*
Surrounding the  niewiow,  the  pasture, nnd
wild-wood,
And furnishing shelter to thc chipmunk si
gay;
From it the meadow lurk, blue bird, and robin
Poured forth their notes In un excess of joy;
And Us friendly old top-rail, smooth worn und
irlo-*ay.
Invited to res-t, the corn-hoeing boy.
That friendly old top rail,  that easy old top-
rail,
Worn smooth by tho pantsof thc weary farm
boy.
The day of the rail-fence is post-pa-tt forever.
Kogardcd no more for the good It has donu:
Its placo  meanly given  to barb wiro   and
hodden.
Like the old-fa-ihloneil poiplo~ils race nearly run.
And oven my father, who orten would chide
mo
For the friendship I bore for tho shaky ton-
rail.
Would sit thore for hours, discussing with
neighbors.
The merits of horses for trado or for-=alo;
Thecrumhlingold rull-fonco, the crooked old
rail-fence.
Facilitated many a trado nnd sale.
In politics, too, this feneo was a factor,
For  weighty  discussion.-*  "'cro hei
held i hciv-
Poiitlcians aspiring reclined on it-, bosom,
Who argued tlie t-uestions, tho pro and tho
con;
Hut pn.it Is llxglory, its service Is ovor.
And into oblivion tlie rall-fcnco mustgo,
Tho friend of tlio si-uirrol, tho bluo bird and
robin,
And the boy's resting plneo at tho end ofjtha
row
The mossy old rail-fence, the scrpDiitineirull
fence.
Was a joy at thc ond of the long corn'row.
-llluckoye, in Ohio Fanner,
A Thirty-six Aore Farm.
At the recent agricultural congress at
Chicago, the general chairman of the congress, Samuel W. Allot ton, spoke in part as
follows : It is well known that our large
cities are burdened to a great extent with
an iunoranfund nonproductive population,
which has neither the opportunity nor the
disposition to learn the duties and enjoy
the privileges of .civil uud religious liberty.
Such ib the nature of agricultural pursuits
that aportion'of the time of every firmer
ean conveniently Jim spent iu thc study of
the institutions of his country and of the
branches of learning most useful and agreeable to him.
The attraction for farm Uifc could bo in
creased,particularly in the winter months, if
farmers would realize that men and women
were created social beings, each given a
desire for social improvement and for gain.
Hoys and girls ahould own something in the
start, it may lie small, but it ahou'dl be their
own, the desire for gam would set them
thinking of how to gain more knowledge
and capital ; both are essential in life,
II the farmer would give his children
something which would be their own,
something to encourage them to work. If
he would assist them [in arranging some
pleasant recreation, some social entertainment where tlio,boys and'girls are brought
together on mutual grounds, where they
could become acquainted with onc another
and learn to entertain each other in some
mutual work ; establish libraries for study,
singing schools, debating societies, dancing
schools, to give the young people caso and
con th I en ee���for ' confidence in ourselves is
necessary for success in any occupation ;
there is no reason why the farmer's sun and
daughter shoulil not bo as easy and polite
in their manners as the best in tbe land,
BTARTTIIE CHILDREN RIGHT.
We all know that tho success of any boy
depends almost entirely on starting him
right; then be will succeed and gain a competency. The farmer has the best opportunity. He can give his children some,
thing to start them right, and be should bo
tho leader in this work, for ttiis is the
foundation of all reforms.
The farmer has many thanks to give the
inventor and the mechanical genius, for
they hive lifted a heavy burden of labor
from his shoulders.
Many thanks are due to the merchant, who
has bought his products and exchanged
them for goods and products he could not
produce.
Prosperity and progress in thiB country ia
diversity of labor, and all are entitled to a
fair compensation. The farmer holds a very
responsible position, for he must feed the
wm Id ; be is blessed, however, by holding
the most independent position among tho
occupations of mankind.
Take this great city with its 1,500,000
of people: take 500,00tl out how does the
other 1,00c, WO live compared with
farmer ? Any intelligent man would rather
have thirty acres of land in the country for
a home than to be the best mechanic in
Chicago, who gets ���*���' 1 per day.
HOW TO LIVE ON THIRTY A0RK3.
You may ask how would a man live on
.'10 acres of land ? Twoacres for barn, house
and garden ; 28 acres to cultivate ; raise 14
acres of corn, soven acres of clover, two
acres of rye, three acres of oats, two acres of
drilled corn. Keep seven cows by soiling
them ; raise to sell SO hog sows bred to
come in February ; a warm place to keep
his pigs ; put a movable fence around his
clover field, say four acres, to pasture hia
hogs inatsummer time, three acres of olover
to mow to aoil his cows ; plant his com in
a furrow, one hpcar in a place ; cultivate
on a flat surface ; he would raise 100 bushels per acre. This manner of farming returns all back to the soil and would increase its fertility.
The cress sales would be : Fifty hogB,
$500 ; butter, $300 ; garden, $100 ; all his
expenses ahould not exceed $-100, leaving
the net8500. Set trees around the outside
of his farm, apples, cherries and other fruits
natural to hia soil; this would beautify his
home ; he would be a king in independence
compared with a mechanic.
This is the system we have adopted in
Illinois: Divide tho farm into live equal
fields, Nob, 1,2,3,4 and 5, First year
No. I, corn ; 2, corn : ,'1, grass ; I, grass ���
Ti, wheat and oats. Second year, No. 1,
wheat; 2, corn ; .'I, corn ; -1, grass ; j,
grass.    Continue in this rotation.
COMUMITION IS [NCRBASINfl.
We have raised large crops, yet consumption has kept up witb the great production. Our rich lands have boen reduced
fully one-third for producing lho cereals ;
consumers are growing as fivst us ever ; all
our good lands are occupied. We must increase our production or the consumers of
tho world will he in want of food. How
can it be increased? Only by a (letter
system of cultivation that will increase the
fertility of the soil.
Farmers should havu an intelligent organisation, not to interfere with other men's
rights, but to promote a better system of
farming, to develop homo industry, to make
farm life moro attractive by social entertain
ments, to encourage tree planting, to
beautify the country, to discuss all great
questions pertaining to tho welfare of all, to
know the condition of the cropa of the
country and ot the world, so that the
farmer **oiild sell Ids products witb intelligence. When he found he had a surplus,
sell HO or DO percent, and store the balance.
In this age of steamships and electricity the
world curries but a small surplus, living
from hand to mouth. There will lie years
when thin farmers' surplus would be a
blessing to the hungry man.
Thero is no reason why the farmer sliould
not be tho most thoughtful and intelligent
in our land ; he is i-iirrounded by nature's
laws, the fountain of all knowledge, and has
time for reflection ; should be tbe leader in
alt great questions, politicul and commercial.
In view of tho great rcnponsibilty resting
on the farmer it is time ho should think for
himself ami lie the leader for bis country's
prosperity and for tho welfare of mankind,
Reoroiting Meadows-
Much has been said and written at farmers' institutes and ia thu various farm jour
nals in rogard to the wasteful and ruinous
practice of selling hay from the farm instead
of feeding the stock which are supposed to
return some valuable element* lo the soil
that tho hay crop has takeu out, thus keeping up the strength of tho meadows. Some
take the extreme view that the tarnur
should never sell a spear of hay, but keep it
all to feed, and iu cane of au abundance to
iucrease bis stock instead of depleting his
haymow to recruit Ins pocketbook.
In regard to this ultra view, it is only
necessary to recall that axiom among farmers, that it don't pay to buy stock simply
to "winter over,' and it will be seen thut
the most successful stock growers deplete
rather than increase their flocks and herds
in the fall, and experience has taught that
an animal cun not bo brought through the
winter in good condition on hay alone.
We nro all agreed that to cut oif of a
meadow fiom year to year aud put nothing
luck, will soon wear out the strongest soil,
and the ordinary way to remedy this is to
break up meadows every third or fourth
year, and after putting in &ome early harvested crop like oats, " summer fallow " it
or sow to wheat, reseeding at the same time.
Hut this is a loss of time that the farmer
who caters to the market cau not afford, for
it takes time and pains and strict honesty
to establish a paying market for any product, mid having once found a market, the
farmer can not keep his customers waiting
while he rctiewB bis meadows.
The present article is intended to show
how the farmer may raise a heavy hay
crop every year, sell ull but enough to
winter his team and a cow or two, maintain the strength of bis meadows undiminished, and havu mi-re clear money each
year than the dairy farmer. How may wo
koop tho Btrongtb of our inondoirS without
their tuking an enforced vacation overy
third or fourth year? Tho query may be
answered in one word���top-dressing. It
is obvious that we must supply what the
grasa has taken from the soil, without disturbing the noil, and it must be an agent
that will act quickly, and at the precise
time to give the grass a vigorous growth
before the dry weather of summer comes
ou. It has been proven by successful ox
perimont that u strong phosphate applied
liberally over the entire surface of a meadow, in early spring while the ground is
soft and yet soaked with water, will give
the grass an early uud vigorous growth that
will at onco putit beyond the reach of drouth,
supplying more elomentsof strength than the
crop removes, thus constantly rejuvenating
tho soil. The mode of application is as
follows. From un ordinary grain drill, remove the teeth, leaving the hose, and disturbing none of the other mechanism.
Regulate the feed so as to spread about 203
or -100 lbs to the acre, according aa your
soil is good or poor. It has been found
that this treatment will bring up even
worn-out meadows to produce two tons
per acre, of line heavy hay of uniform quality, and die influence of tho fertilizer is felt
to some extent tbe following year, though
the host results are obtained only hy successive applications each spring.
Fractioil Pointers.
When y mi put cattle up to fatten, be sure
anil have them where thoy will be quiet.
They will cat better uud gain flesh more
rapidly, ���
Every well regulated farm should carry a
few sheep. Hut do not make tho mistake
of over-stocking with tliein. Large stocks
never pay so well in proportion as do smaller oaea.
lied the cattle comfortably Una winter.
Straw doea not cost much, and if you cannot use it all up for feeding ynu can make
it save other feed by using it to keep the
stock warm und comfortuhlo.
The brood mure and a conscqnent colt
each year iB also ono of the items of live
stock that should not bu overlooked. A
colt grows rapidly into money. Whilo you
uro raising it, ruise agood one.
Unless you are making a specialty of some
one thing, as u commercial breeder, it will
be wise to diversify your stock just as yon
do your cropa. l'o not get it into your
head that you can only grow one thing at
a time.
The live stock is not much given to lying
abed late in the morning. This you can
easily determine by visiting the barn ubout
daylight. Now, in the cold winter mornings do not let thom stand for an hour or
two impatiently waiting for their breakfast.
Feed them betimes, bo that they can go
right on with their business of laying on
flesh.
It is doubtless better to turn tho cattle
into the stalk lields and let them get what
thoy can of the fodder, than to have it go
wholly to waste. Hut it is not good farming to harvest so valuable a crop in such a
slip ahod manner. We are glad to see that
the waste of corn fodder is becoming less
each year, but there is still more chance
for improvement.
It is impossible in the growing of live
stock to formulate any sot of rules that
will surely pavo the way to success. Much
depends on the man���more perhaps than
on any other factor. Hut thero are some
things, that with the right man, go a long
way to ensure success. One of tliese thiiigi
is the furnishing of every head of young
stock with a good sire.
There is one tine thing about growing
stock���if properly hand'ed you have something all the time that is turning into
money. With cultivated crops as your
sole dependence, there is a season wheu
everything stands still. In the winter it
is a tine thing to go out to the burn uud
watch the eattlo contentedly feeding, and
kuow that they are making money for you,
even if tbe earth is asleep under its white
blanket.
Instead of sending your wheat to market
at the present low prices, try feeding somo
of it to slock, especially to the growing pigs
and shoats. Soak it thoroughly before
feeding. Keep an exact record of the gain
made from such feeding, and compare it
with the gain iiiudo on com, aud you will
have a guide for future use, Possibly there
may he other years when wheat will bo so
low you will want to feed it,
However important il may seem to you
to get large monoy crops from your farm
for the present, you cannot ulToriJ to follow
uny Bystcm which bus not due regard for
Die future of your land. Agriculture is a
matter of further concern than this year ot
next, and any ouo who takes a short sighted view of it will do so tohiH future sorrow.
When planning for any crop, ask yourself
what its effect on the land will be, and
whuthor, from that point of view, you can
allord tu grow it.
There aru two sides to this matter of
abundant crops and low prices. Let us
look at tlio workingman's side for a moment.
At tho present relative price of wheat and
labor, live days' labor in the harvest field at
wheat stacking, or eight days at any labor,
will provide bread for a family nf five tor a
year. Live and lei live is a grand motto,
and it should be a source of satisfaction to
the Amciican farmer that ho ts able to
make the conditions of life ho oosy for the
vast army ot workinginon who are engaged
in othor industries. The best possible condition of agriculture would lie that in which
the farmer gets a fair return for Ida labor,
yot with such abundant harvest and auch
low prices that every honest and industrious
workinguiuti could lie well and abundantly
fed with the best products of the soil,
When the prices for food staples aro up
Homo oae has to suffer.
The prejudico of farmers' boys against
farm lifo will be found to exist almost wholly
upon such farms aa are given up to a steady
round of work, with no attempt on the part
of the parents to aflbrd opportunities for
pleasure or recreation to their children. In
lhe samo circumstances boys would take
jusl us violent a dislike to any othor occupation. If you want tho boys to stay by you,
show them lhat the farm in aa pleaaaut a
pluce as can be found. It does nol renin re
much cfFort to do thii ���mainly a consideration of thc fact that tho boy cannot look
ipon work quite from a man's point of view.
THEDOOMOFMENOIiEfiO.
Tli.) An* Kiplilly llfin-*   Elliuweil Out of
Existence by loun*: Women.
Mr. J. L. Hayne writing in the Canadian
Magazine says that girls are much more
clever as clerks thau men, that tho male
clerk is doomed to extinction liku the dodo,
and he thinks tho results are most disastrous both to women and to the men. The
following are the salient passages of his
paper, which is entitled "The Displacement of Young Men." Nearly all classes
of clerical work are passing rapidly iuto
the hands of young women. These young
women enter tho otlices wilh skillful fingers, wiuning manners, industrious ways
und general aptness to write letters, keep
books, count cash, and discharge the multitudinous duties attaching to business life.
They do their work satisfactorily and well.
Taken altogether, they are neater, better
behaved, aud quicker thau young men.
Nor can it be suid any longer that physical
disabilities render them inferior to youm*
men in clerical positions where endurance
sometimes becomes a factor. Experience
has clearly demonstrated that theae young
women can do whatever ia required of
them, and do it to the satisfaction of their
employers. From observation, I ahould
say that two young women now enter the
departments at Ottawa and Washington to
ono young mat. What is true of the Civil
Servioo ia unquestionably true of
AU. IlItANl'HES OK BUSINESS
where clerks are employed. Shops and
ollices are all but closed to young men and
each year the situation assumes a more fix
ed form. Into all the lighter branches of
laborwomen aro entering in steadily incroas
Ing numhers, to tlie exclusion of men. The
result is, th.it thoso bright young fellows,
capable of doing excellent work, are forcid
to toil for long hours, often at night, for
tho munificent salary of $15 a month. After
two or three years of hard aud faithful service, promotion to tbo $25 a month class
is possible; while $,'15 to $*>0 ia the outside
figure to which a clerk may aspire if ho exhibits special qualifications aud sustained
dovotion to Ida tusk. If the next twenty
yeurs witness the same relative increase in
the number of working girls and women as
baa taken placo since 1S"U in this country
and tho United States, wo shall see young
men doing the housework, and their sisters
and mothers carrying on half tbo business
ofthe land. As an instonco ol how the
pinch is commencing already to be felt, I
might cite the case of a family, consisting
of two girls and a boy, all old enough to
earn their living. The young man is a
wide-awake, industrious and clover fellow;
but while his sisters are in good situations,
he finds it impossible to secure an opening
in which he could hope to make even the
price of Ids bourd. Thia is hy no means an
exceptional cane. Murriages are on the
decrease In proportion to the population.
Some months ago I took occasion, in writing for an Amoricaii magazine, to prove hy
statistics,
TWO REALLY   U1UVK KACT8 :
First, that the proportion of marriages ou
the part of young men between the ages of
twenty-throe and thirty had materially declined during the past twenty years ; and,
second that thc number of unmarried persons, in relation to the total population,
had very materially increased. I hold,
after giving the matter careful thought,
that tho increasing number of working girls,
and tho falling off in tbe relative number of
marriages are connected in the relation of
cause and effect. Neither young men nor
young women are content to live as did
yountr men and women a generation ngo���
a thing which ia natural and in -most re
speets commendable, but it is only accomplished by the payment of a high price. A
part of this price is, that the daughters
shall earn their living as well as the sous,
and that neither the daughters nor sons
ahall have the willingness to begin married
life on a humble scale. I am honestly in
doubt as to whether or not a remedy for
this state of affairs can be successfully applied at tlio present time, or in the near
futuro. Any means at all practicable
would havo to be educational in character,
and should aim to simplify tho general conditions uf life. Take away this artificial
basis of social and domestic life, this imprudent and wasteful effort on lho part of
common people to live aa if they were opulent, and by that one act you would return
half the girls who now work to their homes.
I aay this because I believe that
MOKE THAN FIFTY TER CENT.
of all the girls who new toil do not need
to do so. Twenty-five years ago only
oue girl earned her living to ten who do so
to-day. Will any ono say necessity bas
caused this great change ? I think not. A
very large proportion of tho additional
ninety per cent, havo entered tlie field of
toil iu order lhat thoir parents may keep up
appearaucesand they themsclvoBonjoy many
luxuries. No girl should work who doea
not need to. If this rule was observed it
would create an opening for at least two
hundred young men in thia city of Ottawa
alone ; for there are at least that number in
the capital who have no other excuse for
working than comes from consideration of
cupidity, selfishness and pride. I know
something of the circumstances of at least
titty girls who earn their living, and it is thc
simple truth to say that thirty of them
should be at home. Young women must
realize these two things iu chief: First, that
in working, if they do not need to, they
take tho places properly belonging to young
men ; and secondly, that modern notions
about the independence of women, coupled
with extravagant ways of living, are partly
responsible for the conditions which are
bringing about a steadily declining marriage
rate on the part of joung men, In other
words, when girls work they intensify tho
couditioiiB which aro filling this country
with spinster-! and bachelors.
How to Make 'em Last.
" A year or so ago," said a young man to
a friond, "I spout a few weeks in South
Coast watering-places. Ouo day I aaw a
machine which hore tho inscription ; - Drop
a penny iu tha slot und learn bow to make
your trousers last.' As I hadn't a great
deal of money 1 thought an investment of
a penny to show me bow to savo the pur-
chase of a trousers would be small capital
put to a good use, so I dropped the required
coin in and a card appeared, \V bat uu you
supposo it recommended us tho way to make
yonr trousurs lastt*'
" Don't wear 'em, 1 suppose."
"No."
������ What did it aay ?"
" Muko your coat and waistcoat lirst."
A Big Blot*
When Mathews, tho well-known actor'
was lying seriously ill, Ids servant, intend"
ing to give him his medicine, gave in mis'
tako some ink from a bottle on the shelf.
On discovering his orror, tho servant exclaimed :
"Oh, what must I do, sir ! I havo given
you ink instead of yonr medicine!"
"Never mind, never mind, my good fob
low," said Mathews, slowly and faintly,
" I'll swallow a bit of blotting paper,"
Doing  Penal  Servitude-
I Father (who bad caught Tommy steiling):
. " I thought you knew better than to com-
' init a theft ; you know how the law punishes people for small olTencos,"
I Tommy : " How about you, father, when
.you stole mother's heart ?���you never got
punished for that,"
j Father: " I got a very severe punishment, my son���I got penal servitude for
life and I am doing it now."
France now has 4*tS,000 places for tho sale
of liquor, an incroaso of nearly 00,000 in
twenty yeurs.
I     Tbe Hank of Kngland covers nearly tliroo
acres.
A YOUNG LADY'S ESCAPE.
An Interesting Story from Norfolk County*
(.oncrnI HrbJiiiv anil ��'hroiilr Veiirnliiln
Hade Mis* ll/'le Iteullev '����� Life Miserable���Her rurrni.*' Feared ��be was tlo-
iiiir Into 4 on ��ii tn pi tun���Brought Hack
From ibe Brink ��r lhe lira vr.
From tho Simcoe (Winner,
Miss Lizzie Bentley is the daughter of
Mr. Ira Bentley, ni Waterford, a former
well-known resident of Simcoe. It ia well
known that Miss Bentley was long and
seriously ill, and it was recently reported
that she had fully regained her health and
strength. Her case has excited considerable
interest in Waterford, and coming to tho
ears of the Reformer, we felt more than a
passing interest in tho mattcrfor the reason
th.it tm- a a period of nearly threo years,
there have been from time to time published iu our columns, pur lie ultra of alleged
cures of various serious cases of illnoss thai
have boen eiTected through tho uso of a
remedy known as Dr, Williams' I'ink Pills
for Pale People. Tho Bceues of these cures
havo been located iu widely scattered portions of the country, it might almost bo said
of the globe, for some of theso stories come
from the United States and some from
Kngland, to such groat distances have the
proprietors   extended   tbo sphere uf their
usefulness.
It iscf course tho common idea that llu
nge of miracloB has long passed, and thon-
sandsof peoplo wiio would not relish a classification among " doubting Thomases," and
who ure quite ready to believe uny Ion**
story, so that it doea not troapasa upon thoir
pro-conceived   notions, and what old line
Ehysicians tell them of the limits and oupa-
ilitios of the medical pharmacopieial as
laid down by thc schools, hear with a shrug
of the shoulder and a smile of incredulity,
oases the evidence of winch is of so certain
a character that no com tor jury in the laud
would question it. Take ouo of the boat
known aud striking instances of the efficacy
el' Dr. Williama' Pink Pilla. Wo refer to
the caso of Mr. John Marshall. Could any
evidence bo clearer or moro convincing even
to u sceptic Mr. Marshall is a well known
citizen of ao large u city as Hamilton. He
waa paid by the Royal Templars of Temperance the sum of onc thousand dollars,
that boiug tho sum paid by that institution to its mciuhorB who are proven to
the satisfaction of its physician-) to have
become permanently incurable. F.very
fact in connect mu with tbo caso waa investigated by tho Hamilton pipers and
vouched for by them. Not satisfied tu take
its evidence at secondhand, tlio Toronto
Globe sent a representative lo Hamilton.
The result of those investigations was the
publication by thc Globe of au article
in which every claim made by Mr. Marshall
and the proprietors of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pill*, was fully conceded, and the " Ham*
ikon Miracle" unreservedly endorsed by
this great Canadian newspaper.
In a way it reminds us of the slory of[tho
great lawyer who attended a prayer meeting.
His own views of religion woro of the most
heterodox character. He went to be amused ; he came away wilh all his preconceived
ideas changed. He said : " I heard these
men whose word wub as good ub the Bank
of Kngland get upon their feet and tell what
religion bad done for them, not theoretically, it was their own personal experience of
it. Were those men in a witness box 1
would not hnvo thc slightest inclination lo
doubt their word ; as a consistent man I
was unable to doubt thom anywhere else. I
had doubted, now 1 believe."
The man or woman who will givo an
hour's attention to tbo evidence that tho
Dr. Williams' Medicine Company have lo
submit, must, if uhlo to reason at all, cun-
e.'de that their Pink Pills contain wonderful properties for tho amelioration of hu.nan
ailment.
All theso reflections are introductory to
the case that haa come under our notice.
Mr,Ira Bentley is widoly known in thia district, where he lias carried on businesa as
a pump and windmill manufacturer for
years. He formerly lived in Tilsouhurg,
afterwards in Simcoe and now resides in
the village of Waterford. A representative
of tho Reformer visited Waterford not long
since to interview Mr, Bontlcy as to hia
daughter's recovery. For be it understood
this journal is us little prone to bo carried
away by fair spoken or written words as
the rest of humanity, and as we had heard
thut Miss Bonlley's euro was due to tho
use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, we wero
anxious to investigate, lhat we might
add our personal testimony, if possible,
to tho many who have already spoken
and written on behalf of this great Canadian remedy, The result of tho
writer's journey to Waterford was eminently satisfactory. We failed in finding
Mr. Bentley at home for he was in Caledonia that day sotting up a windmill, but
Mrs, and Miss Bentley, who wore the immediate beneficiaries of tho good effect of
Pink Pills, proved quite able to givo full
particulars. Mrs. Huntley was apparently
enjoying the heat of health, and wo were
more than surprised to be told by ber that
it was sho who first of tbo family had experimented with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
She told us thata couple of years ngo she
had been grievously attacked by rheumatism, und had after solicitation by some
friends Bought relief in Pink Pills. The
result had been eminently satisfactory as
any observer could see. It was, however,
to become aci-uaintod with tho oase of Miss
Bontloy that we had gone to Waterford,
In answer to our enquiries Mra. Bentley
told us thut hor eldest daughter, Lizzie,
wub nineteen years of age, that from her
infancy sho had boen a sufferer and that
her chances of growing to womanhood hail
never boon considered good. She early
became a victim of acute neuralgia, that for
weeks at a timo racked her body and made
life a burden. Sho would ut limes go down
to ttio very brink of tbo grave ; she was in
appearance a mere shadow, thin, pale, und
weak, unable to do anything. After finding how Pink I'ills hul benefited hor
mother she too began to use them. No
change from sickt.css to health could have
been moro rapid, no cure more complete.
" Vou can say," Mra. Bontloy said to US,
"she is a well girl, thai Dr. Williams
Pink Pills cured her and we aro willing to
tell tho wholo world i hut. such is tho caso,"
Desirous of seeing Miss Bentley herself,
we next repaired to tho Waterford post
office, whore she is employed as a telegraph
operator, We had known Miaa Bentley
when alio livod in Simcoe. Wo remembered tier pale, delicate faeo i>s it was thon.
Ono glance nt the bright young girl boforo
us, her cheeks aglow with ruddy health,
was sufficient, Tho daya of miraelea wero
not gone. Tho happy subject of ono stood
before us. Her Btory waa a repetition of
the one told us by hor mother, only with
an added depth of thankfulness to tho
means of her recovery. We came away
from our interview with MisB Bentley fully
satisfied that wo now know of our own
knowledge oi at. least oi.e in irvelouscurc to
bo credited t- Dr. Williams'Pink Pills.
An analysis shows that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills contain in a condensed form all
tho elements necessary to givo new life and
richness to the blood, and restores shattered nerves. They arc nu unfailing specific
for such discuses us locomotor ataxia, partial
patidysn, St, Vitus' dance, sciatica, neural
gia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after eileots .if la grippe, palpitation of the
heart, nervous prostration, all diseases do-
pending upon vitiated humors in the blood
Buub as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, ete.
They ure also a specific for troubles peculiar
to females, such as suppressions, irregularities, uml all forms of weakners, Thoy
build up the blood, and restore lho glow of
health to palo and hollow checks. In men
they eflect -i radical cure in all eases arising
from mental worry, overwork, or excesses
of whatever nature.
Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills are manufa'*tiir-
cd by the Dr. Williams' Medicine Company,
Bi'ockvillo, Ont., and Scheneclndy, N.Y.,
and are told in boxes (never in loose form
by the dozen orliundrcd, and lho public are
cautioned againat uumcrous imitations sold
in this shape) at 40 cents a box.or six boxes
for $2.50, and may be had of all druggists
or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, trom either address.
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Lost River-
"A mile further! Only a mile further to
water!" the guide had called out over and
over again that afternoon as we rodo over
the plains on which tho August suu beat
down till every breath seemed to burn the
lungs.
Ot tbe thirty troopers, five wore lashed
to their saddles and littio better than dead.
Of the thirty horses, sevon had dropped in
their tracks since 10 o'clock and been left
behind, Of tho soven dismounted troopers,
only two were with the column. Tho others
had lingered along until left far behind. No
water for man or beast for thirty hours,
and we woro pushing ahead for Lost Kiver.
There was u selfish spirit in the looks and
actions of every man, When the last horse
dropped down, ovory man hurried on for
fear ho would be asked to add somo burden.
Now and then a man stood up in his stirrups to look ahead. Vou could road his
thoughts iu his crafty looks. If ho discovered signs of water he was going to put
spurs to his jaded horso and be the first to
taBlo tho precious fluid. Somo looked
back ovor our trail to sec if the dismounted
mon were coming up, not beeuuBe thuy were
anxious for their safety, but became we
might find only a little water, and it would
have to be doled out.
Tho aergeant on my right had extracted
a bullet from its shell and was holding it in
his mouth and mumbling about lakes and
rivers und springs, Tho man on my left
was sucking at bis dry and fevered lingers,
and cursing himself because ho did not
drink moro before wo loft the fort. Had
ono man in that deuuhmont come upon a
spring (lowing a barrel of water to waste
for every second of time, ho would have
defended it with his lite ngiinat tho thirst
of hia comrades. Aa the column toiled
along, lurching and stumbling like nn ant
mal seeking a covert in which to die, men
cursed ench other without tho slightest
provocation and refused their sympathy
for thoao still more distressed. Corporal
Johnston whispered to mo lhat if bin horse
gave out he would slay beside him aud
drink hie blood, but before I had mawored
a word ho struck nt me and hoarsely shouted:
No ! No ! I tell you no 1 You shall not
havo ono single drop 1 If you try to steal
any I will kill you I"
"The river 1 The river! It is right ahead,
Hid wo are saved I"
A thin fringe of graaa and bin-lies which
aoonicd dead for yours extended east and
west across our course and ran back to thu
mountains, twenty miles away. There was
lho bed of Lost River, -Men screamed out
Instead of cheering as tbey urged their
horsea forward towards the blessed water
which wua to qiieuch their thirst. We |
looked down from the bank on a winding,
channel of yellow dirt, ao dry thul the pull's
of wind raised little rlomlsof dirt here and
there. Not a drop ol water had rundown
that channel for weeks. Despair fell upon
the men silent, hopeless despair and ils
ollcct was curious. No one cursed or
muttered. Uu tbo far bank wero a few
stunted cotton woods struggling for life and
furnishing scarcely any shade. One by one
we followed the officer across and pulled
tho *.i*-diileB from our horsea and turned thum loose. We had meat and bread,
but no tiros were kindled. When a man's
throat aches and lhrobs,and his tongue fills
hia mouth, and his lips ure like paper, he
cannot eat. The officer issued no orders,
the men had no word for each other. Kach
ono throw himself down with tho feeling
lhat the end bail come. Thero were oceans
of water forty milea to tlie south, but
licit hor horae nor man could travel another
milo.
It wasn't sleep, but that dim consciousness one bus just before chloroform be-
numbs his souses. Wc know when ono of
thedismoun ted troopers dragged himself into
camp and fell among us with a groan. Wc
kuew when the sun went down. We felt
tho cool night wind oif tho mountains, but
if any one moved il waa only to turn over.
Night, fell mid the canopy of heaven was
studded with atara. Nino o'clock 10, 11
midnight, found us atill lying there. Then
camo a curium sound���a Bound liko a gale
advancing upon a ship ovor a calm aea. Il
grow louder and louder, and wi'h it was
mingled the neighing and galloping of our
horses, Men who had fallen down to die
sprang to their feet to heboid a wonderful J
spectacle. From bank to bank Lost Kiver
was full of rushing, foaming water, sent
down hy a clouldburst in the mountains
milea away.
" Water 1 Water 1" shouted a dozen
husky voices in chorus, and next moment
there was a inad rush. Men and horses
mingled together. Mon und horses rushed
into the flood to be swept down uiiddrown-
ed together. A quarter of an hour after
that rush thero wero only eleven of us to
answer to our names, and only half a dozen
horsea wore nibbling at the parched grass
around us. Back ou tho trail wore three
or four corpses In uniform. The rest of the
troop were victims of the flood which rolled past us.
To Down Spooka-
A wealthy bachelor declared thata horrid
hag hud glared ut him through the night.
His friends laughed at him but be insisted
that the house was haunted. Ho grow ill,
complaining of extreme heaviness in the
stomach, Irs appotilo failed, ho grow sallow,
emaciated and despondent, believing he
was going to die, the spook boing a warning, and declared tie could hear funeral
bulla ringing in bis oara, and even hinted nt
suicide, A friend induced him to use Dr.
Pierce's Ooldcn Medical Discovery, and ha
rapidly grew well, spooks nnd all his dis*
tressing symptoms disappearing, A torpid
liver and dyspepsia caused his suffering and
the medicine cured both. The"Discovery"
ia the only remedy for biliousneBs nnd
indigestion, or dyspopsjn, so certain in its
curative neti ui as to warrant its sale mi
trial. A Guarantee, in print, wraps every
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The birds, they say,
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RUHR STONES." IN THE MIDST OF ALARMS
ROBT. BAER, IN "LILTINCOTT'S MAUAZINE."
under his head, gazing dreamily up at    lb
patches of blue sky seen through the gr ee
branches of the trees overhead,  while   h
industrious friend was unromantically pee
ing potatoes near ihe door of the tent.
" The human heart, llenny," said the
man in the hammock, reflectively, " is a
remarkable organ, when you come to think
of it. 1 presume from your lack of interest
that you haven't given tha subject much
study, perhaps in a physiological way. At
the present moment it ia to me the only
theme worthy of a man's entire attention.
Perhaps that is the result of spring, as the
poot says ; but anyhow it presents new
aspects to me each hour. Now, I have
mado this important discovery, 'that- the
girl I am with last aeema to me the most
iosirablo. That ia contrary to the observation of philosophers nf bygouo days.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, thoy
say. I don't find it ao. Presence is what
plays tlio very deuce with me. Now, how
ilo you account for it, Stilly ?"
Tho profossor did not attempt to account
for it, but silently attended to the business
in hand. Vates withdrew his eyes from
tho sky and fixed them on the professor,
waiting for the answer that did not come,
"Mr. Renmark," ho drawled at laat, ������ I
am convinced that your treatment of tho
potato is a mistake. I think potatoes
should not be peeled tho day before and left
tosoakln cold water until next day'-; dinner. Of courao I admire the industry that
gets work all over before its ro-julia are
called for. Nothing is more annoying than
work left untouched until tho last moment
and then hurriedly done. Still, virtue may
be carried to excess, and a man may be too
previous.
" Woll, I am quite willing to relinquish
the work into your hands. Yon may per*
hap.- remember that for two daya I have
boon doing your share as woll aa my own."
"Oh, I am not complaining about that
at all," said the hammock, magnanimously
" You are acquiring practie.il knowledge
Kenny, that will be of more use to you than
all the learning taught ab tho schools. My
only desire is that your education should
be as complete aa possible : and to this end
I am willing to subordinate my own yearning desire for scullery-work, I ahould
suggest that instead of going to the trouble
of entirely removing the covering of tho
potato in that laborious way you ahould
merely peel a belt around the greatest circumference of the potato. Then, rather
than cook them in the slow and soggy
manner that seem.-} to delight you, you
should boil them quickly, with some salt
placed in tho wator. The remaining coat
would then curl outward, and the resulting
potato would ho white and dry and mealy,
instead of being in the condition of a wet
sponge,"
"The beauty of a precept, YatoB, ia tho
illustrating of it. If you aro not satisfied
with my way of boiling potatoes, givo ire a
prnotical object-lesson."
The man in tlio hammock sighed reproachfully,
"Of course an unimaginative person liko
you, Renmark, cannot realize the cruelty
of auggosting that a man as deeply in love
as I am should de noun himself by attend*
ing to'tho prosaic details of household
affairs. I am doubly in love, and muoh
more, therefore aa that old bore Euclid
used to say, is your suggestion unkind and
uncalled for."
" All right: then don't criticise."
" Yes, there ia a certain sweet reasonableness in your curt suggestion. A man who
is unable or unwilling to work in the vino-
yard should not find Fault with the pickers.
And now. Renny, for tho hundredth timo
of asking, add to the many obligations
already conferred, and tell me, like the good
follow you aro, what you would do if you
wero in my placo. To which of those two
charming but totally unlike girls would you
give tho preference ?."
" Damn I" said tho professor, quietly.
" Hello, Renny I" cried Yates raising hiB
head. " Have you cut your fingor! I
shuuld have warned you about using too
Bharp a knife,"
Rut thc profossor had not cut hia finger.
His use of tho word given abovo is not to be
defended ; still, as it was spoken by him, it
seemed to lose nil relationship with swearing. He said it quietly, mildly, and in a
certain souse innocently. He was astonished at himself for using it, but thero had
been momonts during tho past few days
when the ordinary expletives used in tho
learned volumes of higher mathematics did
not fit tho occasion.
Beforo anything moro could bo said,
thore was a aliout from tho road-way near
them.
'* Is Richard Vates there t" hailed the
voico.
"Yes, Who wants him!" cried Yatea,
springing out of tho hammock.
"I do," said a young fellow on horseback.
Ho threw himself off a tired horse, tied tho
animal to a sapling, ���which judging by the
horse's condition, was an entirely unnecessary operation,���jumped oviir the rail fence,
and approached through the trees. The
young men saw coming towards them a tall
tad in the uniform of tho telegraph-service.
"I'm Yates.    What ia it.?"
"Well," aaid the lad, "l'vo had a hunt
and a half foryou.   Here's a telegram."
"How in the world did you find out
where I waa!   Nobody haa my address."
"That's jiiBt the trouble. It would have
saved somebody in New York a pile of
money it you had left your address. No
man ought to go to tho woods without leaving his address at a telegraph-office, anyhow." The young man looked at tho world
from a telegraph point of viow. Peoplo
worn good or bad according to tbo trouble
they gave a telegraphic messenger. Yates
took tha yellow envelope addressed in load-
pencil, but, without opening it, repeated
his question:
"But how on earth did you find mo!"
"Well,it wasn't oasy," said tho boy, "My
horse is about done nut, I'm from Buffalo,
They telegraphed from New York that wo
were to spare no expense; and wo haven't.
Thoro aro seven other follows scouring the
country on horseback with duplicates of
that despatch, aud some moro have gone
along the lake shore on the American sido.
Hay, no othc messenger has been hero beforo me, has he!" askod tho boy with a
touch of anxiety in his voico,
" No | you nro tho firat."
"I'm gUdof that, l'vo been 'most all
over Canada. I git on your trail about
two hours ago, ami the folks nt tho farmhouse down below said you wero up hero,
is there any answer!"
Yatea tore open tho onvelopo. Tho do-
upatch waa long, aud he read it with a deep
ening irown.   It was to this effect:
" Fenians crossing into Canada at Buffalo.
You are near tho spot; got thero quick as
possible. Five of our men leave for Buffalo
to-night. General O'Neill is in command
of Ionian army. He will dive you every
facility when you toll him who you aro.
When five arrivo they will report to you.
Place ono or two with Canadian troops,
Uot onc to hold the telegraph-wire, and
sond ovor alt thu stuff the wire will carry.
Draw on us for cash you need; and don't
spare expense."
When Yates finished the reading of this
he broke forth iuto a line of language that
astonished Remark and drew forth the envious admiration of tho Buffalo telegraph-
boy.
"Heavens and earth and tho lower rog-
education, and swore to confide in liim no ions ! I'm hore on my vacntion. I'm not
moro. He would search for a friond. lie goin--to jump into work for all tho papers
said, who had something human about him. ; iu Now York. Why couldn't those fools of
The soaroh for thoaympatlietlofriond, how* j Fenians stay at home I The idiots don't
over, Bcemod to he unsuccessful, for Yates know whon they're well off. Tho Feniaus
always relumed to Renmark, to havo as ho- j bo hanged 1"
remarked, ieo-water  dashed upon his ,du* |     " Ouoss that's what they will bo," said
ptex-burning passion. j thc telegraph-boy.    " Any answer, sir ?"
it was a lovely afternoon In the latter      "No.   ToU'em you couldn't find mc."
fiurtof May, 1 Slill, and Yales was swinging      " Don't oxpoct the bey to toll a lie," aaid
dly in the hammock, with his hands olasped  the professor, speaking for tho first timo.
CHAPTER VI.
The Messed privilege of skipping is, to
the reader of a story, one of those liberties
worth fighting for. Without it,who would
be brave enough to begin a book? With
tt, even the dullest volume may be made
passably interesting. It inns; have occurred to ttie olnervain reader that this
world might lie made brighter and better if
authors would only leave out what must lie
skipped. Thia the successful author will
not do, for ho thinks highly of himself, and
if the unsuccessful author did it it would
not matter, for he is not read.
The reader of this Btory has, of course-
come to no portion that invites skipping,
She���or he���has road faithfully up to these
vory words, This most happy state of
things lias been brought about first hy the
intelligence of tho reader and secondly by
the conscientiousness of the writer. The
mutual co-operation so charmingly von,
tinned thus far ouaourages tho writer to
ask a favor of tho router. Ttie Btory now
enters a period that Mr. Yates would do-
scribe an stirring. To compare small things
with groat, ita courso might lio likened to'
tnat of tho noble river near which ita scone
is situated. The Niagara flows placidly
along for miles and then suddenly plungcB
down a succession of turbulent -apidsto the
final catastrophe. If tho writer wero a
novelist, instead of a simple reporter of cor-
tain events, there would bo no need of asking the indulgence, of tho reader. If the
writer woro dealing with creatures of his
own imagination,insteud of with fixed facta,
those creatures could bo mado lo do this or
that as best suited hia purposes. Such,
however, it, not the caso ; and the exciting
events that must bo narrated claim precedence ovor tho placid happenings which,
with a littio help frum the reader's imagina*
tion, may be taken as read. Tlio reader is
therefore to know that four writton chapters which should have intervened between
this and the onu preceding have been sacrificed. Rut a fow lines are necessary to
show the stato of tilings at tho end of tho
fourth vanished chapter. When peoplo are
thrown togotbcr.especially whon people aro
young, the mutual relationship existing between them ���-������rely remains stationary, it
drifts towards like or dislike,and cases havo
been known where it progressed into love
or hatred.
Stillson Ronmiirk nnd Margaret Howard
became, at least, very (inn friends. Kach of
I hem would havo been ready to admit this
much. Iu tho chapters which, by nn unfortunate combination of circumslances,aro
lost to tho world, it would have lieen seen
how these two had at least a good foundation on whioh to build up an acquaintance in the fact that Margaret's brother
was a student iu the university ot which
tho profesBor was a worthy member. Thoy
had also a subject of difference whicli, if it
lend** not to heated argument but is soberly discussed, lands itself even moro to tho
building of friendship than subjects of
agrooment. Margaret held that it was wrong
in the university to clone its doors to women. Renmark had hitherto given thc subject but littio thought, yot he developed nu
opinion contrary to that of Margaret and
was too honest a man or too littio of a
diplomatist to conucal it. On one occasion
Yates had boon present, and he throw himself with tho energy that distinguished
him, into tho woman side of tlie question,
cordially agreeing with Margaret, citing
inatancos and holding thoao who were
against the admission of women up to ridicule, taunting them wiih fear of fomininc
competition. Margaret became silent, as
the champion of her causo waxed the more
eloquent; but whether she liked Richard
Vates the better for his championship,who
that is not versed in tlie ways of women
cau say! Ah tin* hope of winning her regard was tho solo basis of Yates's uncompromising views on tlie subject, it is likely
tlmt'he was successful, for his experiences
Willi the sex wero large and varied. Mar-
garej was certainly attracted towards Renmark, whoso deep scholarship evon his ex*
cessivo self-depreciation could not entirely
conceal, and he in turn had naturally a school-master's enthusiasm over
a pupil who so earnestly desired advancement in knowledge Had he described his feelings to Yates, who was
an expert in many mattors, he would por-
liups have learned thut he was in love; but
Roumark was a reticent man,not much given
either to introspection or to being lavish
with liis con tl deuces'. As to Margaret, who
can plummet the dopth of a young girl's
regard until she herself gives some indication! All that a reporter lias to record is
that ahe waa kinder to Yatos thun Bho had
been at tho beginning.
Miss Kitty Bartlett probably would not
have denied that she had a sincere liking
for the conceited young man from New
York. Renmark fell into tho error of thinking Miss Kitty a frivolous young person,
whereas she was merely a girl who had an
inexhaustible fund of high spirits and ono
who took a moat deplorabfo pleasure in
shocking a serious man. Evon Yates made
a alight mistake regarding her ou ouo occasion, when thoy wero having an evening
Walk together, witli that freedom from
chapenmago which is tho birthright of ovory
American girt, whether ahe belongs to a
farm-house, or to tho palace of a millionaire.
In describing the incident afterwards to
Renmark (for Yates had nothing of his
comrade's reserve in theso matters) he
���aid,���
" She lett a diagram of her four fingers nn
my cheek that felt lik-: one of those raised
maps of Switzerland. I have beforo now
felt tho tap of a lady's fan in admonition,
but never in my life lia/e I mot a gentle
reproof that felt so much like a censure from
tho paw of our friend Tom SayorB."
Renmark said, with somo severity, that
he hoped Yatos would not forget that ))Q
was, in a measure, a guest of his neighbor!'.
" Oil, that's all right," said Yatea. " H
you have any Bpurc sympathy to bestow,
keep it for mo, My neighbors uro amply
ablo and more linn willing to lake caro of
tliein-*elvus."
And now as lo Richard Yatos himself,
(hie would imagine that hero at least a
conscientious relator of events wuuld have
un ousy task, Alas ! such is far from being
tlio fact. Tho case of isles was by all
odds the most complex and bewildering of
thu four. He wus deeply ami truly in love
wilh both of tho girls. Inslancos of this
kind aro uot bo rare us a young man
newly engaged to an iiinocuut girl
tries to mako tier believe. Cases
liavo beon known where a clianco meeting
with one girl and not with another has
settled who was tn be a young man's companion during a long life, Yates felt that
in multitude of counsel there is wisdom,
and made no secret of his perplexity to his
friend. He complained sometimes that ho
got little help towards the solution of the
problem, but generally ho wns quite content
tn ait under thu trees with Renmark and
weigh the different advantages of each of
the girls. He sometime*- appealed to his
friend as a man with a mathematical turn
of mind, possessing au education that extended fnr into (tonic Bcctions and algebraic
formula), to balance up tlio list ��� nnd give
him n candid and statistical o-hiion as to
which of the two ho should favor witli
Bciioua proposals. When thoso appoals
for help wero coldly received, ho accused
liis friend of lack of sympathy with his
dilemu-i, Bald that ho was a fouIIobs man,
and that if be had a heart it had become
ini-rustcd with the useless debris of ahighor
"Oh, Idon'l mind a Ho," exclaimed the
boy, "but not that one.    No, fair.    I've had
too   much  trouble fiudiug you.    I'm  not
going to pretend   I'm no good.    I Btarted
out for to find ynu, and  I havo.    Rut I'll
tell any other lie you like, Mr. Yates, if it
will oblige you."
Y'ates recognized in the boy the same emulous desire to ou*.-urip his  feltowa that
had influenced himself when he was a young
reporter, and he at once admitted the injustice of attempting to deprive him of the
fruits of hia enterpriae.
"ifo," he said, "that won't do. No; yon
have fimml me, and you're a young fellow
who w.ll  bo pi ......kiit uf the Telegraph
ComJiiiy i..ie d y, or perhapa hold the
less important office of tiie United States
Presidency. Who knows! Have you a
telegraph-blank!"
"Of course," said the boy, fishing out a
bundle from the leathern wall-it by his side.
Yates took the paper and flung himself
down under the tree.
"Here's a pencil," said tho messenger.
"A newspaper-man ia never without a
pencil, thank you," replied Yates taking
ono out from his inside pockeu
"Now, Renmark, I'm not going to toll a
lio on this occasion," continued Yates.
"I think tlie truth is L-otter on all occasions,"
"Right you are. So hero goes for the
solid truth."
Yatea as ho lay on tho ground wrote rapidly on thn telegraph blank. Suddenly ho
looked up and said totho professor, "Say,
Renmark, aro you a doctor!"
" Of laws," repliod his friend.
Oh, that will do just as well."    And
ho finished his writing.
'"How is this!" ha cried, holding tho
paper at arm's length.
"John A. Bki.li siitoh,
Managing Kditor Argus, New York.
" I'm flat on my back. Haven't done a
hand's turn for a weok. Am under the
constant euro, night and day, of one of tho
most eminent, doctors in Canada, who even
prepares my food for me. Sinco 1 left New
York trouble of tlie heart has complicated
matters, and at present bailies the doctor,
Consultations daily. It is impossible for
me to move from hero until present complications have yielded to treatment,
" Binmore would be a good man to take
charge in my aosonco."
"Yatks."
There," said Yates, with a tone of satisfaction, when ho had ti nit-hod the reading.
"What do you think of that."
The professor frowned, but did not answer. The boy, who partly saw through it,
but not quite, grinned, and said, " Is it
truo!"
Of course it's truo 1" cried Yates, Indignant at tho unjust suspicion. " It is a great
deal more truo thau you havo any idea of.
Ask the doctor there if it isn't true. Now,
my boy will you give in this when you got
back to the office! Tell 'em to rush it
through to New York. I weald mark it
'rush,'only that never docs any good and
always makes tho operator mad."
The boy took tho paper and put it in his
wallet.
It's to bo paid for at tho other end,"
continued Yates.
Oh, that's all right" answered the messenger, with a certain condescension, as if
he were giving credit on behalf of the company. "Well, so long,1' he added. "I
none you'll soon bo lwtlor Mr. Yates,"
Yates sprang to his feet with a laugh
and followed him to tho fence
" Now, youngster, you aro up to snuff, I
oan see that. They'll perhaps question you
whon you got back.    VVhat will you say 1"
" On, I'll tell em what a hard job I hud to
find you, and let 'em know nobody else
oould 'a' douo it, and I'll say you're a
pretty aiek man, I w-m't tell 'em you gave
me a dollar,"
Right you are, sonny ; you'll got along.
Hore's livo dollars, all in ono bill. If you
meet any other messengers, take them back
with you. There's no uso of thoir wasting
valuable timo in this little nook ..f thc
woods."
The boy stuffed tho bill into his vest-pocket as carelessly, as if it represented cents
instead of dollars, mounted his tired horse,
and waved liis hand in farewell to the
newspaper-man. Yates turned and walked
slowly back to tho tent. He threw himself
onco more into the hammock. As he expected, tho professor was moro taciturn than
ovor, nnd although ho had bcoti prepare!
for silence, the silence irritated him. He
felt ill used at having so unsympathetic a
companion,
"Look here, Renmark, why don't you
Bay something f"
���* There is nothing to Bay."
" Oh, yes, thero is. You don't approve
of me, do you !"
don t suppose it makes any difference
whether I approve or not,"
" Oh, ycB, it does. A man likes to have
thc approval of evon the humblest of hli
fellow-creatures. Say, what will you take
in cash to approve of me '! People talk of
the tortures of n.inseionce, but you are moro
uncomfortable than the most cast-iron conscience any man over had. One's own conscience one can deal with, but a conscience
in the person of another man Is beyond ono's
control. Now it is like this, I am here
for quiet and rest. 1 have earned both,
and I think I am justified in������-'
" Now, Mr. Yales, please spare ino any
cheap philosophy on the question. I am
tired of it."
-* And of me too, I suppose !"
" Well, yes, rather,���if you want to
know."
Yates sprang out uf the hummock. For
tho first time since the encounter with Bartlett on the road, Renmark saw that no was
thoroughly angry. Ttio reporter stood with
clinched list and Hushing eye, hesitating.
Tho other, his heavy brows drawn down,
while not in an aggressive attitude, was
plainly ready for an .attack. Yates concluded to speak and not strike. This wns
nob because he was afraid, for lie was not
a coward, Tho reporter realized that ho
had forced the conversation, aud re nombar*
ed he hud invited Renmark to accompany
him. Although this recollection hud stayed
his hnnd, it had no effect on his tongue.
"I believe," he said, slowly, "that it
would do you good for onco to hear a
straight, square, unbiassed opinion of your-
self. You have associated so loug with pupils,
to whom your word is law, that it may interest you to know what a man of the world
thinks of you. A few years of aohoolmns-
tenng is enough tospoil a Gladstone, Now,
I think, of all tho "
Tho sentence was interrupted by a cry
from tho fence:
' Say, do you gentlemen know where a
fellow named Yatos livos!"
The reporter's hand dropped to his sido,
A took of dismay aamo ovor hia face, and
his truculent manner changed with a suddenness that furced a smile oven to the stern
lips of Renmark.
Yates backed toward the hammock like
a man who had received an unexpected
blow.
I say, Renny," ho wailed, "It's another of thoso cursed telegraph-messengers,
Go, liko a good fellow, and sign for the do-
snatch. Sign it ' Dr. Renmark, for R.
Yates.' That will give it a Bort of official
medical-bulletin look. I wish I hud thought
of t'iat when tho other boy wob hore. Toll
him I'm lying down." Ho Hung himself into
tho hammock, and Renmark, after a moment's hesitation, walked towards the boy
at the fence, who had repeated his question
in a louder voice. In a abort timo he returned with tho yellow cnvolopc, which he
tossed to the man in tho hummock. Y'ates
seized it savagely, tjro it into a score of
pieces, and scattered thfl fluttering bits
around him on tho ground. Tho professor
Htooil there for a few moments in silence.
_'orhaps," he said at lut, " you'll be
good enough to go on with your  remarks."
" I was merely going lo say," answered
Yates, wearily, " that yon aro a mighty
good fellow, Renny. People who camp out
atwnys havo rows. This is our first; suppose
wo let it be the la-it. Camping out is something liko married life, I guess, and rconircs
some forbearance on all sides. That philosophy may he cheap, but I think it is accurate. 1 am really vory worried about this
newspaper businesa.    1 ought, of course, to
tling myself into tho cbatms like that
Roman soldier but, bang i', I've been fling,
ing myself into chasms for fifteen years,
and what good has it done ! There's always
a crisis in a daily newspaper office. I want
them to understand in the Argus office that
I am on my vacation.
" They will be more apt to understand
from the telegram that your on your deathbed."
Yates laughed. "That's so," he .said ;
"but you aee, Renny, wo New-Yorkers li
in such an atmosphere Vf exaggeration, and
if I did not put it strongly it wouldn't have
any effect. You've &ot to give a big dose
to a man who has boen taking poison ull his
life. They will tako off ninety por cent,
from any statement I make, anyhow, so
yon see I have to pile it up pretty high before lhe remaining ten per cent, amounts
to anything."
The eonversation was ititoruptod by the
(Tickling of the dry twigs behind them, and
Yates, who had been keeping his eye nervously on tlie fence, turned around. Young
Bartlett pushed his way through the underbrush. His face was red; he had evidently
boen running,
" Two telegrams for you, Mr. YateB," ho
panted. "Tho follows that brought 'cm
suid they woro important: so 1 run out witli
them myself, tor fear lhey wouldn't find
you. Ono of them's from fort Colborno,
the other's from Buffalo.
Telegrams were rare on tlio farm, and
young Itartlott looked on tho receipt of ono
as an event in a man's life. Ho wns astonished to see Yatos receive fie double ovent
with a tistlessnoaa that l;o could not help
thinking was merely assun cd for effect. Yatos
held out his hand, and did not tear them
up at once, out of consideration for the feelings of ttie young man who had had a race
to deliver ttiem.
"Here's twu books thoy wanted you to
sign. They'ro tired out, mid mother's giving them something to eat."
" Professor, you sign for ino, won't you!"
said Yates.
Bartlett lingered a moment hoping that
ho would hear something of tho contorts of
the important messages ; but Yales did not
even tear open tho envelopes, although lie
thanked the young man he irt ily for bringing them.
" Stujk-up cuss 1" muttered young Bartlett to himself us ho shoved the signed books
into his pocket aud pushed his way through
tlie underbrush again, \ates slowly uud
methodically tore the envelopes and their
contents into little pieces and scattered them
as bofore.
"Begins to look liko autumn," lie said,
"with the yellow leaves strewing the
ground."
(to bb costinukij.)
HOUSEHOLD
He Wanted Sharing; Dross-
One afternoon I jumped upon a 'bus iu
the Soven Sisters-road.
An elderly Frenchman was the only
other occupant of the vclii-ilo.
" You vil not forget me," the Frenchman
was saying as I entire 1. "I desire Sharing
Cross."
"I won't forgot yor," answered the conductor ; "you sliall 'avo yer Sharing Cross.
Don't mako a fuss ubout, it. That's the third
time 'ce's Wat mo not to forget Mm," ho
remarked   to  me in a stentorian    aside.
'Ho don't giv' yer muoh chance of doin'
, does 'ec.
At tho corner of Holloway-road wo drew
up, and our conductor began to shout after
the manner of his spceies.
"Charing Cross���Charing Cross���'ere yon
are, lady���-Charing Cross."
Tho  littio  Frenchman jumped up and
Prepared to alight; thc conductor pushed
im back.
'Sit down, aud don't be Billy," he euid,
"this ain't Charing Cross."
The Frenchman looked puzzled, but
collapsed meekly.
Wo picked upa few passengers and proceeded on our way. At the Angel we, of
course, stopped.
"Charing Cross," shouted the conductor,
and up sprang tho French own. Tho eon.
ductor collared him as he was getting off.
"Carn't yer keen still a minute," he cried,
indignantly, "Blessed if you don't want
looking after like a bloomin' kid."
''I vont to bo put down ut Sharing Cross,"
answered tlio little Frenchman humbly,
"Ynu vont to be put down at Sharing
Cross," repeated the other bitterly, as ho
led him hack to his seat. "I sliall put
yer down in the middle of tho road if 1'ave
muoh more of yer. Yer stop thore until 1
come and sling yer out, I aiu t likely to let
yor go much past yer Sharing Cross. I shall
bo loo jolly glad to got rid 0* yer."
Tho poor Frenchman subsided, and wo
jolted on. At the top cf Chunccry-lane
the sumo bjouo took place, and thu little
Frenchman became exasperated.
'Ho keep on saying Sharing Cross-
Sharing Cross," he exclaimed, turning to
tho other passengers, " and it is not Sharing Cross.    He is a fool."
"Carnt yer understand," retorted the
conductor, equally indignant; "of course
I say Sharing Cross -I mean Charing Cross
���but that don't mean that it is Charing
Cross.   That moans  that " and then
perceiving from thc blank look in the
Frenchman's faeo the utter impossibility of
ever making the matter clear to liim, he
turned to us with an appealing gesture and
asked:
1 Docs any gentleman know tho French
for bloomin  idiot t"
A day or two afterwards I happened to
enter his omnibus again.
" Well," I asked, "did you get your
French friend to Charing Cross nil right!"
"No, sir," he replied j "you'll 'ardly
believe it, but I'd a bit of a row with a
policeman just beforo I'd got to tho corner,
and it put im clean out o' my 'oad. Blest if
didn't run "im on to Victoria."
Boomers Outwitted by a Girl.
Tho Chicago Tribuno relates the following incident in conneotionwith tlie rush lor
tho Cherokee territory. A littio girl about
14 years old ca-no through the jam of teams
aiidhorseMieai* I lie booths, dismounted, und
tied her horse lo tho hedge. Ooing to a
coflco stand, she procured a tray and two
cups of coffee ami Btarted for the dense
throng of mon about tho booths, now at
least fifty deep. At thu outor edge hor
piping voico was heard saying.
" 1'leusc make way, gentlemen, I have
lunch for the clerks."
She slowly made tier way between the
Strippers until she reached the magic circlu
marked by barb wire. Tho stolid soldiers
on guard refused hor entreaties, but whon
she said Col. Gallagher (chief clerk) wanted
his lunch she was admitted ahead of tho
four linos held in chock. Walking up to
thu first dosk she put down her load uud
Baid :
" I am an orphan, and, therefore, am tho
head of my family. I want to register."
Tho men gathered about looked upon this
proceeding with glowering faces until a
great hulking fellow in the crowd cried out
"Bully for tho little gal 1" Then a hearty
shout went up from tho mon she hud bo
clearly outwitted, and bIio received her
certificate and proudly hold it aloft as ahe
passed out to her waiting horse. Her namo
is Cora Wiley, from Sodgwick county, un
orphan, whoso widowed mother died about
a year ago.
Death Preferred to Siberia.
A tragic incident has just occurred at
Warsaw on the occasion of tlio trial of a
young ensign of the Novobrinsk Regiment,
who waa charged with having struck a
sentinel on duty. Whilo tho sentence of
tho court was being read nut, condemning
tlie accused to the loss of all rights, degradation to tlio ranks, and exile to Siberia,
tho prisoner suddenly drew a revolver from
his pocket and shot himself with fatal effect
beforo tbo military olJlcftla present could
interfere,
The Hanny Household-
11 - when t ho birds go piping and tho daylight
slowly breaks,
That, clamoring for his dinner, our precious
baby wakos*
Then it's sleep no mnrc (or baby, and it'-* sloop
no more forme.
For, when he wants his dinner, why it's dinner
It must bo I
ind of  that lii-lu.il lluid lie  partake*   with
great ado
While grau'mu laughs.
And gr.m'pii laughs,
And wife >ho laugh*;,
And I   well I laugh too!
You'd think toscou-i-'arrriniton about that
lltttleliid,
That, liko a--not, tho baby was thc first we'd
over hud I
Hut, sokes alive I ho Isn't, yet tlio poople make
a fuss
As if i he only baby in tho world had comn to
us!
And morning, noon, and night time, whatever
be mai- do.
liran'niasholaughs,
Oran'pa he laughs,
Wife -he laughs.
And 1, of course, laugh, too I
Butonco-alikoly spell ngo-when that poor
littio chick
From teething or from such ill of infancy foil
You wonld'nl know us people as t bo samo thnt
wentabout
A-foe I in' good all ovor, just to hoar him crow
and shout;
And, though the doctor poohed our foura and
Haiti hud pull hini through,
01(1 Kran'ma cried,
And jran pa cried,
And wife, she cried.
And I���yea, I cried, loo!
It mako* us all feel good to hnvo u baby on tho
place
With bin evorlOBtln' crowing and hlsdlmpling,
-lompilnj* fucoi
The patter of bis pinky foot made music ovory-
whoro.
And when ho shakes thoso flats of his,good-bye
to every care,
No mailer what our trouble Is, when ho begins
to cuo.
Old grun'ina laughs,
And gran'pa laughs
Wife, she laughs.
Ami I���you bet, 1 laugh, tool
Eaby Clothes-
The hardening process, so called, of slight
01011111)-* and exposed logs���the low necks
and short sleeves of our grandmothers aro
fortunately out ut fashion��� is a dangerous
one in this climate, and those who practice
it should dourly understand that a child bo
treated muy bo entirely free from colds, yet
sutler from the effects of insufficient clothing
iu the form of less vigorous growth. On the
othor hand, writes Or. Towusend in the
Mother's Nursery Guide, wo must by all
means avoid tlie opposite extreme of too
much clothing, oppressing the baby by its
weight as well as by its excessive warmth.
This, unfortunately, is a common mistake.
Such babies are too warm, they perspire
frequently, have froqucnt heat rashes and
are particularly liable to take cold.
Avoid tlie two oxtrcmes ; the baby with
cold hands und feet and chilled logs needs
more protection ; the baby frequently hot
and perspiring is too warmly clad.
The ordinary flannel baud that ia pinned
behind is objootionablo, as there is always
danger of its being pinned too tightly, A
circular one of elastic woolen material is to
be preferred ; this ean be knitted or made
of woven woolen. Rut the old-fashioned
nurse will say thore js need ofa tightly pinned binder lo prevent rupture. The anBwer
is tliut thc tightly pinned binder is more
liable to cause ru'pturo, and for the-je reasons.
Ilupturo, or hernials a forcing out,under
the skin, of some part of .tho bowels from
their proper place, and in babies occurs
eittter at tho navel or in either groin, the
latter being moro common.
Now when a baby takes deep breaths, as
if in crying, the bowels naturally move up
and down, If this movement ia hindered
by the tight- binder, the bowels sulk some
outlet, and may be forced down through
tho canals iu the groins, causing a rupture.
Where there is a tendency to rupture at
the navel, the ordinary tight binder although
uot aiding in it, is sufficient to prevent rupture : The 'pinning blanket has several
serious faults. In tlie first place it generally
covers the chest with cotton or linen instead
of wool, although the latter is sometimes
used. In the second place, it requirou to
be pinned ; and given a garment to be
pinned, and a woman to pin it,the occupant
of the garment is sure to Buffer from compression, whicli is generally greater the
greater the woman's neatness.
The pinning blanket offers a special inducement to tight pinning from tho fact
that it is otherwise liable to slip down having nothing over tho shoulders to hold it up.
Tho average woman is, 1 think, incapable
of realizing the tightness of a garment,
being always used to a tight garment herself.
For the Cooks-
Baked Cabbage. ��� Tako a small firm head
and with a sharp knife cut out the heart,
without otherwise cutting the cabbage.
Crumble n sufficient amount of bread, add
salt, pepper, and buttor and moisten with
boiling wator and fill tho cavity with this,
l'laco in a baking dish with a pint of well
salted boiling water and a good sized lump
of butter. Cover and bake for an hour or
two. just before serving remove cover and
brown a little. With tlie aid of a saucer
carefully remove, withoiitbreaking.loa hot
dish aud to the water in the baking-dish
add a litllo Hour smoothed in cold valor
and pour around the cabbage; or tho bread
may be moistened with rich soup stock and
this used instead of water iu lho baking
pun. It should be thickened and used as a
gravy with the cabbage tho samo, aa the
water was used. If thc flavor of pork is
liked it is nice to almost cover the cabbage
���a itti very thin slices of suit pork. Whon
the cover is removed from tho pun these
will brown nicely.
Apple and Bread Pudding.���Slice raw
apples or make a nice sauce and put it in a
buttered pudding dish in alternate layors
with bread cruinhB or cracker crumbs and
bits of butter. Havo crumbs on tup. Moia-
ten with ubout a cup of water, according
to thc juiciness of tlio apple, Hake about
half an hour and servo with sugar and
cream, or with auy sauce preferred.
Suit Gingerbread,���Two cups of Hour,
one.half cup of sugar, one-half onp of molasses, ono cup of sour cream, or milk and a
tablcBpooufuKof buttor, one tuaspoouful ot
cinnamon, ouo teaspoonful of soda dissolved
in a littio hot water and slirrod Into tho
milk. Beat hard for several minutes and
bake in a largo sheet. Tho gingerbread ll
best when oaten warm aud brotten instead
of boing cut.
Rununa or CoJoanut Cake���Ihreo table-
spoontuls of butter, two cups of augar, tlie
yolks of five eggB aud the whites of three,
ono cup of cold wator, .and threo cups
of Hour in which three teaspoonfuls of baking powder havo been sifted, the grated
peel and juice of ono lemon. Cream the
butter aiul sugar, add tho yolks of the eggs
beaten light, tho water, lemon juice and
rind and last the whites and the Hour.
Rake in jelly tins then fill with oue cup ot
powderod sugar, tho whiles ot two eggs and
ttie juice and grated rind of a lemon ;
sprinkle each layer of filling with cocoa-
nut.
Hpico Cake.��� Beat two oups of brown
sugar, one-half cup of butter, the yolks of
four eggs, and the whites of two (savo two
whites to ice the cake) till smooth ; and
ono-half cup of sour milk, one nutmeg grated, two teaspoonfuls of ground cloves, ono
teaspoonful of cinnamon, ami two cups of
Hour in which sift a teaspoonful of soda.
Rako in throe layers and frost between tho
layers and over tlio top.
Lady Cuke.���Two cups of fine white
sugar, one cup of butter lieuten to a cream
add one cup of milk and three cups of
Hour in which three teaspoonfuls ot baking
powde
uud tl
li*
Uncle Sam makes ll ore paper than any
other country in lho world. The biggest
paper mill iH at Wustbrook, Mo.
I stir iu laat. Have nasM tine lightly better.
[ed,   drop a  teaspoonful of  the mixture in
each one.    Bake in a quick oven.
Pavilion Gingerbread.���One egg, ono cup
of molasses, butter the size of an eeg (melted}, one cup of coffee, milk or hot water,
two teaspoonfuls of soda, three und one-
half oups of flour.
Tumbler Cake. ���Two eggs, one tumbler of
brown sugar, oue-half tumbler of molasses, one-half tumbler of butter, one teaspoonful cream tartar and one-half teaspoonful of soda, one tumbler of stoned raisins
one taaspoonful of cinnamon, clove, little
salt, two and one-half tumblers of flour.
Bake in a deep tin about one hour and a
halt.
Scrambled Pork.���Take slices of cold
pork ; cut in inch-wide strips. When
thoroughly warmed break two or three
egga over it and stir lightly until woll covered with the egg. Cold ham, boiled or
fried, is oxcellent made with the ogg gravy
mentioned above ; also good with tho
ac rambled egg.
Velvet Muffins.���Sift ono quart of Hour
with a level teaspoonful of salt in it. Rub
into the Hour thoroughly four minces of
butter. Mix it with one teacupful of go.wl
yeast und as much fresh milk as wilt make
a very stiff bitter. Beat four esjgi separately, vory light, stir these in and set in a
moderately warm plac* to rise. In throe
hours it will be sufficiently light. Baku in
old fashioned muffin rings,
have been sifted, llavor witb almond
Id tllO well beaten whites  of the
eggs,    Bako forty minutes,
Spongo Drops.���Tliroo eggs, cue cup of
Hour, one teaspoonful of cream tarlur, otie-
liulf teaspoonful of soda, flavor to taste,
Beat tho whites of tlio oggs separately and
ONTABIO'3 GOLD MINE8-
A Hindis Man Hays We li�� Kut Appreciate
Thi-iu.
Mr. J.K. Owon, of the (Inn ot Fraser A
Chalmers,I 'hiuago.is in Toronto. Mr. Owen,
who is a Canadian by birth, has been intimately connected with the mining business
for nearly forty years, during which time
he lias visited the go'd districts of Mexico,
South Africa, and tho various Stales. This
is, however, his first visit to Canada, lie
having just completed the erection of a 20-
stamp mill at tho Ophir min-,situated neur
the Bruce mines, in the A'gomu district.
He gave a most interesting description of
the property. Tbe vein of gold-bearing
quartz has a width of abrjut sixteen feet,
and the mill testa so fur made give an
average result of about $40 per ton of free
milling gold, in addition to the sulphurites,
whicli go about ��100. The work doue on
the property during the last year has disclosed a largo body of
I'AY ORE,
und the character of the lead as a truo fissure voin has been proved. The company's
mode of operation is by running the ore
through tho stamps and over tlie mill, and
then through Fruevanner concentrators, by
which means the refractory constituents iu
the ore are saved. The mill bus been in
operation about two weeks, working forty
tons por day, and the owners intend operating the works to their full extent from
now on.
Mr. Owen says that in all his mining
experience he has never seen a mineral
prospect equal to this property. While thoro
are many larger veins, he has never met a
lead of such magnitude giving anything
like such good assay results. He compared
it with the Homostake mine in tho Rlack
hills, Dakota, which is also a large body of
free-milling ore, and which, though averaging only -Riif) per ton in gold, has paid its
owners millions of dollars iu dividends.
Mr. Owen cannot understand the apathy
which seems to exist in Canada regarding
THK MINERAL [tfcSOUHCE*-!
of the country. He says that a district
that contains a mine such as tho Ophir
must also contain many other valuable mineral properties, and lhat if the Ophir were
in the United States the results attained
from its development would Hood the adjoining district witb prospectors and investors, while hero he has found not only
lack of Interest, but evon an almost
entiro ignorance of the existence of such
a proporty. The Ophir mino was floated
in Chicago and Duluth last year. The
principal promoters were Americans, nnd
the bulk. of the stock jb in American
hands, though several small blocks aro hold
iu Toronto. Mr. Owen cannot understand
why Canadians should have permitted auch
a property to pass them by, or why the
properties in the same district are loft
undeveloped, American mining meti do
not know of the mineral
WEALTH OK THIS l'ltOVISf***,
and auch properties as tho Ophir will always find ready capital for thoir development in tho States if Canadians refuse to
take them up. Perhaps one reason for the
inactivity in mining operations in this province, lie says, is on account of thero being
no reduction works of any kind to handle
tho output, if thoro were uny to handle.
But that argument works both ways. Col.
W.R. Wallace, who was the godfather of
tlie mining towu of Wallace, Idaho, is sup-
erintendontof the Ophir, and to his energy
and ability is largely due the success which
has attended the development of tho property.
Mr. Owen will be in town for some days,
ami expects to make arrangements for placing machinery on several other gold properties in this province, lie says that from
what he has seen during his trip large
ilevelopmcnts are bound to take placo as
soon as the character of our mineral claims
becomes generally known.
The Guillotine at Work.
Eugene Beaujean, who in July murdered
au unfortunate named Valentine Dolbeau,
was guillotined on Friday morning last
near the Pont Colbert at Versailles. Pauline
Siller, hiB accomplice, who urged Beaujean
to commit the crime, aud stamped on the
dying victim, was informed that her sentence was commuted. Beaujean had been
awako two hours when tho magistrates and
tho executioner entered his cell. He
played great courage, and was left wiih tlie
chaplain, to whom he confessed, but declined to hoar Mass or receive the communion.
He was then taken on a cart at a slow pace
to the Pont Colbert, about half a mile from
theptison. Beaujean jeered at the orowd
and tho mounted gendarmes in thoroughly
Parisian slang. Arrived at the auaffotd, ho
embraced the chaplain and delivered himself up to Diobler, Forty seconds after, all
wus over. Tho body, which w,.s hurled at
tho Gonarts Cemetery at Versailles, was
not handed over to the medical faculty, at
tho special request of tliocoiidemuodmaii. It
is noted by the Debus that among ttie
" privileged" spectators who were allowed
to lake up a position within a fow yards of
the guillotine was one of the jailers, who
hint brought to witness tho ghastly sight
his littio boy, ubout 12 yeurs of age.
The Parcelling Oat of Africa-
The more or loss pacific conquest of Africa
is boing pushed forward witli ardour by the
various Europoan Powers. At ttie present
moment the parcelling out of thu Dark Continent ia almost finished, France exercises
hor domination over 777,103,1.00 hectares,
peopled by 27.099,000 inhabitants; white
England possesses 0(1(1,391,000 hectares and
40,-l It;.,"-mi subjects. Then como the old
conquerors���Portugal, master of 217.S37,-
000 hcctaroB, with '>,4lG,Ono inhabitants;
Spain, 55,800,000 luctareB, with only 457,-
000 inhabitants. Tho latest comers, Italy
and Germany, possess, tho former 105,918,-
000 hectares, wilh 6,.100,000 inhabitants;
the lattor, 212,889 hectares, with 5.807,000
inhabitants. As to the commercial movement, it is specially important iu Northern
Africa. Tlie imports reach a total of 1,812,-
itOO.OOOf, 1*09 millions in Algeria, 231 millions in Egypt, and 215 millions at the
Cape; thu exports amount to l,275,!!10,OOOf,
of which '117 millions figure for Egypt, 27N
millions for the Capo, aud 222 millions for
Algeria.
A clergyman i'i Springburn, England,
noticed that bis sermona made several
members of his congregation sleepy. On a
recent Sabballi, ho took a snapshot picture
of tlio congrjgatioii, and has ii tiling in lhe
vostry, witli tlio sleepers made conspicuous
in a red border.
DR. PETEBSjJJF AMCA.
The Celebrated German Explorer Interviewed in Toronto-
Thill!.* Fin hi Pa-tlia It tllve-l.uropenn
���"ii-iiler- la Afrlni -They Bboaltl be
Mul��ra-VrtUla Will Itelaln iK'iiifla-
llasno fear or .Mutahele,
When the story of African settlement,
not tho missionary enteiprise, comes to bs
written, the records of ttie last two decades
of this century will be principally devoted
to the doings of three men, namely, H. M.
Stanley, Ur. Carl Peters, and Emin Pasha.
Stanley has begun the study cf British poll,
tics, and has already fought and lost an
election. Emin Pasha is reported to have
been killed and eaten by some hungry African, but Dr. Curl Peters is alive and well,
and spent five or six hours the other day in
viewing Toronto. In the register of the
Queen's hotel was this entry : "Dr. Peters,
German*Africa," and a reporter of the Mail
had no dilliculty in locating the man whose
actions once or twice very nearly involved
Britain and Germany in war.
Whoever lias seen the portrait of the
explorer in tho illustrated papers would
have no dilliculty in picking him out even
in a crowded hotel corridor. He wis most
alfable, and readily granted an interview.
Iu answer to questions, Dr. Peters said he
organi/ed the German Colonization Society
in 1SS4, a charter for which was granted by
Emperor William I., who ac tod on the advice of Priuco Bismarck. Immediately the
charter was received Dr. Peters proceeded
to Africa, and opposite Zanzibar began hia
work. Hia stall'consisted of two ollieers
and two non-commisaioned ollieers of tho
Oermau army, and his first duty waa
to or-jatii/c and equip a force of native
soldiers. Having got his small army
ready tlie work of exploration began, not tor the sake of discovery, but
for business purposes exclusively. After
many adventures anil several angry discussions with the British Consul at Zanzibar, Dr, Pctera returned to Germany
in 1-SSfi, consulted with the members of the
society, and received increased powers from
the Government. Returning to Africa towards the latter part of IHH2 he immediately commenced an extension of German influence in the " Dark Continent." So critical
diil the position of affairs between Britain
and Germany over the claims of the two
nations in Africa become, that debates
were raised un the subject in the Parliaments of both com, tries, bui eventually certain arrangements wore made by whioh
peaco was scoured, and on the 25 of July,
this yea", Dr. Peters and Consul Smith,
Britain's representative in Zanzibar, completed a treaty at Berlin whioh settles the
territorial questions between the two Empires so far as Africa is concerned.
KUROI'EASSIS AFKICA.
What is your opinion of Africa as a place
for Europoan settlers ?
A tropical country is never a success for
settlers from Europe, Africa has immense
possibilities for trade, bo immense that we
cannot realize thom, but Europeans cannot
do hard work there except in certain well*
defined districts. White men going to
Africa must go as masters or not at all.
You went iu search of Emin Pasha, doctor T
Ol), yes, I did, from 1SSS to 1890, and I
found him, Vou know wlten I waa on that
search it was reported I had buen killed,
and many papers wrote my obituary. When
I feci low-spirited I read the many kind
things they said about me when they
thought I was doad.
Do you think Emin Pasha is dead now?
He muy be, but all the stories about his
death vary so that it does not convince me.
In fuot, I fully expect to hear of his appearance in floiue unexpected place. There
havo been so many different stories about
liis death that I am a littio skeptical.
Did you prefer to fight the natives rather
than make treaties with them '!
No, no, although I am put down as a
firebrand ind one alwaya ready to fight, I
am misrepresented. I never fight if I ean
possibly avoid it, but I always take care to
strike a sharp and decisive blow when I
have to tight. My followers were mostly
Soudanese and as my band was very small
I was more frequently attacked than if I
hud had a larger force.
Have you traversed much of Africa?
I have travelled over 0,000 miles, hut aa
my inisiiiess was colonization, und not exploration, I did not travel merely for dis*
covory. I surveyed tho Tana district,
which is now a British possession. The
Tana river is a magnificent stream, navia*
able for over l'Hi mill's. Then I went all
ovor the Kilimandstiaro, or Snow Mountain
kingdom,
Have you seen much of Uganda, Mashonaland, or Mutabelo Land?
I have seen a good doal of them, all three.
Uganda reminds mo of our own Thuringia,
mountain and valley, woodland and fertile
plains. Mashonaland and Matabele Land
are also rich and valuable territories, and
Britain will not be likely to let go an inch
of either. The Mutahele have no chance
of doing even temporary injury to British
prestige or British property in Africa.
Is there much chance for Canadian trade
with Africa?
I cannot say. German trade we desire,
and Britain will seek her own interest there,
but Africa will bo au immense field for
trade, and that very aoon, too,
ABOUT HIMSELF.
What is your opinion of Stanley?
I met Stanley recently, but I do not wish
to talk of him or his work. It would not
be polite.
The truvellcr did not care to enter into
the story of his personal adventures, but
admitted ho had fought 11 duels in Germany, nine with tlie sword and two with
pistols,
\\ ere any of thoso duels fought recently?
No, I have not had any duels since I
have boen iu Africa, I am old now, and
I hope 1 have more sense than to fight
duels.
Thc doctor smiled as ho apoke of his age,
for ho was born in North Hanover, near
Handling, in Is.'iii.and ia consequently only
37 years of ago. Ho ia about five feet six
inches in height, wears no whiskers, has a
light brown moustache pointed in the true
military stylo. Hu is ratherslightly built,
but wiry, and, although a pleasant-looking
gentleman, when he talks about bis work
he. seems to be all nn fire, and his countenance assumes a set determined look.
Ho has been visiting the Chicago Fair,
and is now on his return journey. He did
not purpoio staying in Toronto at all, but in
view of tin* beauty of tho country he decided to see Toronto. Ho was delighted with
alt he had been able to soo, especially the
wide, clean streets and the apparent effort
of all the citizens.
({to
A Grew Poisoned at Sea.
Whilo in mid-ocean, on September 17, tho
Spree, oue of the North Gorman Lloyd's
steamships, sighted the barque Wallissohn,
flying signals of distress. Tho Spree lay
to and aliout was lowered, and the ship l
surgeon boarded the barque. He found
the entiro crew, 1-1 in all, perfectly helpless,
The barque Bailed from Savannah for a
Russian port several weeks beforo ahe fell
in with the Spree. While in the Gulf
Stream the crew caught, cooked, and ate
some lish of an unknown species. Soon
afterwards thoy became ill. The doctor
succeeded in relieving the sufferings of all
except the mate, who died before the Spree
got under weigh.
The Longest Way Round ie the Best.
Stranger���" You tell mo that to follow
the road is lhe longer way to town, and to
cut across that field and through that
orchard is the shorter, and the next minute
you say if I lake tlie road I'll get to town
sooner.    How's that?"
Countryman���"Well, if you attempt to
SO through that orchard the Coroner will
luivo to lio sent for before you can go on to
town." THE WEEKLY NEWS, NOV. 29, 1893.
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In looking over our bonks we find that
many of our subscribers ure in arrears,
some of them for many months. Newspapers can not be run on credit, and we
must urye all who know themselves to
be indebted to us to at once forward the
amount.
"Give Us a Chance."
The ancient Columbian which appears
to be still published on the banks of the
Fraser is becoming quite demonstrative
ot laic, and being reminded of its long
list of delinquent subscribers by an innocent notice on that subject in tliese columns, actually falls on our shouldei and
reduces our newly starched collar to a
limp condition by its copious tears of
sympathy. Having thus introduced itself
in an ingratiating way to our favor it proceeds to mildly lecture us. It thinks we
bhould by all means put on a party yoke,
see all the virtues in thc side espoused
and none in the other. In its view there
isn't any such thing as an impartial judgment of affairs upon the line of pat rot ism
��� everything must be degraded into
partyism. Uroadm.ndedness has ihe nap
worn off. That isn't, of course, exactly
its language, but the purport of it. That
is the idea of a good many besides
the Columbian, but it isn't ours. Wc
don't think a journalist is bound to stand
by a party through thick or thin, and go
with it wherever it goes, if it goes to the
devil. We don't believe that it is the part
of patrotism to obstruct a government
and endeavor to prevent its success just
for lhe purpose of weakening the party
in power and promoting the chances of
the Outs to get in. We believe in more
independence, more justice, more patriotism j antl we have no patience with the
maxim that "all is fair in politics." To
those who delight in declaring their political opponents scoundrels, we may well
say that the nap is not only worn off that
sort of talk but that the warp and woof of
such intemperate language has become
so thin that all intelligent people see
through it, and then it becomes a boomerang. It is also just tc apply to such
detainers the rule that it is not safe to
trust those who have no confidence in
others.
The Columbian admits that we might
have made something if we had con-
lined oursclf to generalities. Thanks for
the admission. But when wc said the
Parliament buildings were finally located
at Victoria and talk against them was so
much breath wasted, it immediately becomes wild and asks, "Should a Government which has put upon the whole
Province (including Victoria) such an
outrage as is involved in thc reckless extravagance of the Parliament buildings
bu longer entrusted with the management of Provincial affairs?" That is a
strange question. Does the Columbian
think that the cost for the benefit nf the
Province at large, should be born by only a portion of the Province? Is the
memory of the Columbian so short (we
know it is getting old) thai it has forgotten that some ofthe prominent members
of the Outs voted for the Parliament
buildings including thc leader ofthe Opposition? It is strongly suspected that if
the new Parliament buildings had been
located 011 the banks of the muddv and
turbulent Fraser, a few miles from its
mouth, within the shadow of ihc Penitentiary we should have been spared
these Mainland breezes of opposition to
their erection.
But now we come to what is "the matter with Hannah." We declared that the
land laws need reforming. "Oh!" exclaims thc Columbian, speaking for the
Outs, "let us have a chance to prove what
we can do in that direction." And then
it proceeds to claim alt the honor for the
recent land legislation,declaring that such
laws were forced upon the Government
by the pcrsisteru-y of the Outs. Our reply is that much of this legislation was
unwise and will have to be undone. We
have a great deal of fertile land that
should be settled upou, but settlement
ha. been stopped and immigration impeded by the way the land has bsen tied
up. Now a man with no funds cannot
maintain himself on a pre-emption claim,
and shortly abandons it-��� when once
taken up. If he has some cash he cannot
buy him a home. Ifthe Outs haven't the
brains to formulate land laws so as to
prevent the holding of targe tracts of
land by speculators without obstructing
settlement, and crippling the man of
small means, they had better tarry in
Jericho for awhile.
Considering it the duty of Government
to enact laws which will develop the
recources of the country, increase its material prosperity, and render the people
contented and happy, we naturally referred to the n.-etl of a railroad in this section of country, and asked the practical
question as to which party we could look
to encourage such an undertaking. 111 ���
mediately the Columbian ascends the Alpine heights of highmmdedness, and
shakes its thin hoary locks at u**, but
unused to such altitudes it suddenly
grows di/zy and fills headlong into the
mire from which it utters the dispairing
cry���"Give us a chance."
We sympathize with our Out-friend.
We are human, and cannot help it; but
we cannot weep��� the picture is so grotesque. There are the loaves nnd fishes
��� just out of reach of our friend��� "so
near and yet so far." There are the
leaders of ihe Ins looking out of the Government Office with a smile of complacency upon their features, and ihen comes
tlie surging wail-"Give us a chance."
KNIGHTS OP LABOR.
(tenerM D*<dda, whu is at present the
ld��l ot n-H French peuple, la u tuulatio.
The l.-ite lOilv.lu llooth out a vole for
Abraham Imiculii, bui uuvu* vuukI tx-fure
that occ-mt'-n or after.
Oovernur Itim-u-ll nf MaHs-wluifw-ttH hni
illHtlngUiHlied hlmm-lf ns an excellent shot
at the state national uu.uil rifle mnxe.
Luke Smith of Acton, iVIa.*, is perhaps
the c**ly man living whose fattier fought at
Bunker UUI. Mr. Smith wnalu thereual-
linn himself and i�� <*-���'.
John Wuncfc of nirdshoro, me Mwly
elected ':raii-l master of tho Odd Fellows of
PwiliRylvMila, like (��arfleM, wus a canal
hontmnn tn liin -*>iii-.��**r li-iys.
Lucius Uuiftdon Nichols*, who ha* just
married Mr*.. Bishop, mother i-f the law
mind render at I tint n,inn.-, in ki id to ho tlio
gru-ii-i'm.t-gron'.'.-oiri of altusstau emperor.
Cardinal Ynngl-inn, the ���irchM.ihi>p of
\V-,s!i,'iii,*t.-*r. in not only thehnjjdB0me.1t
prelate In Kngland, hut aim urn- of tho
finest looking iiieu lu llie limi-ii kingdom.
King Hull, hi-iid of the I ^iplunl Huge
atthefnlr, in mud to bo 113 years em, *ml
liii; poiii M years old, hius a m>u of fti, whose
daughter, M), \,::ah sou-41, wbo hm- a. ��rami-
chlld aged S years,
General Lord Wolseloy btfnro h�� would
a-rct-pl n pt-L-rnge stipulated that tho tltlo
ahould descend to his only child. Prances
Wolseley, Tlio favor U oue seldom granted
to the Ku.ifli'-h lability.
J. W. Mackay, Jr.,son of John W. Mnok-
ay, Is a quiet looking young man, Irru-
pi-ondmblo fn his attire, huuvu lu manner
aud Ahlo to enjoy tlm good thin-** thnt money oau procure for timsn wbo know bow to
live.
Captain Hurry Bartlett, who eommands
Lieutunant Pcarf's nrctto exploring ship,
I* ouly S9 years ot age, but bus been lft years
at sea nnd niter' hl;di im U n��Ti*-utor. Hu U
tlio youngest ot four brothers, all ot whom
are captains.
"Tin Soldier" floyt, the playwright, Is a
member of thu NuwHnuipshlr-tlegtHluturo,
although frequently absent from tbu s-'*it
of goTomment, He is very proud of ttio
honor, however, and lets off a speech uu every available orcafriou.
Sir Henry Hussey Vtvlnn, wbo received
one of tlie four birthday peerage* tn Ku,<-
land rt-cnutly, has been n mom her of tb*t
houso of commous for 41 years and bos en*
joyed tho utieomiuao privilege of sc-eing a
statue erected to htm during Ids lifetime.
William C, Todd, who recsntlygavelBO,
(Hli) to llie Bustou publto library to support
n uowspaper reading room, ts 70 years old
and a graduate of Dartmouth in tho class
of l&i*. He tniiuht school for 20 years,
since whleh hu has spent must ot bis time
Ui travel.
Dr. I'ro-tdl-cnt, In addition to being the
Prince of Wales' family doctor, is oue of
thu most distinguished phyiiicians in Kurope, Bome years ago Dr. Broadbimt wm
ottered a knighthood, which Iiu firmly declined. Ho Is 11 man about So, of tin-* active physiipii-, aud tha most excellent aud
kiudly of friends.
CROWN AND SCEPTER.
The Princess Louise and the Marmtffl of
Ixirne travel much incognito, assiiniing tbe
titles uf lyord and Lady Suiuli idge.
The sultnti has a right mynl terror of
BinslliKi.-*, und ho is very particular to hare
the boutjehold thoroughly vaccinated.
The ox-Empress Eugenie of France is the
godmother of 3,834 French children wlio
woro l-oni on March 16, 1856, tbe day ot tbe
birth of her son.
The quueu of Italy has founded a society
for tin* reforming of ragged beggar children, wlio ure to lie tnken from the streets
and taught some useful trade.
Close to I/indon lives tbe ez-riuoen of
Nil-ill-*!, once noli**! for her beauty, which
tiu-. not ipiiu- all vanished. Rim figures tn
Daudet's "The Kingii In Exile" under tbe
pseudonym, "Queen of IUysla."
In view of tho frequency of such accidents
to htm, it is of Interest to note that there Is
n popular superstition lu Germany lio tlie
effect that the kidser will ultimately meet
his death through a curriago accident,
Princess Habitant of Hawaii has settled
In thu village of Burton Lruiuicr, Hngluud,
to await developments in tho Sandwich
islands, Slio occupies a cnitnge with an
elderly woman us her solo companion.
Voung King Alexander of Hervia, who at
17 Iiu.-.* m*i-',i-d tho reigns of government, is a
brood shouldered boy of medium height,
rather handsome uud unusually liitwHlgunb,
He Is energotlu and self wtiit-tiaud fur bis
yvtwn unpleasunlly cynical.
BEHIND THE FOOTLIGHTS.
Charb-s Wyndham has lui-n ordered by
his pliyniciuu lo aliauduu acting for a time
and take a neu voyage.
Wood nnd Slu'ppard will dissolve part-
nershlp next m-iihoU- us the former will lw
u member of liussell's comwliana.
It it runioretl that Coqiit-Hn tbe elder Is
ui Ih- nsaueiau*d wiih Surah Bernlinrdt in
ber venture ut the lietiaissaiioe in Paris.
Louise Montague, the $10,000 l*��auty, is
goiugto London, where she hits beenen-
guged to pluy boy pan* at the Gaiety tbe-
alcr.
Ballet girls wen never before In such
luck. Voting, old aud middle aged, they
aru In demand tills summer as tbey never
were (--.-fore.
Henri Mart��au, the violinist, returns to
this country next fall and will make an
ox tended tour under th* dirvotLou ot Hu-
dolph Arouson.
M. Ijwre^Houler-s, whoM death U an-
noui<i*ed at the ripe age uf 74, was perhaps
the must celebrated of melodramatic actors
iu Franc* stnoe Lemaltt-s.
Helen Barry is seriously 111 at her cottage
al Heliport, N. T, Her manager, Charles
P. Palmer, died Id ber house, and the w-
tress has besn prostrated svsr sine*.
Ellubttb KoMus, the Amrricaa aetrcw
who has b*M producing Ibwsa's plays la
I^odon, goo lo t** AdelpU to play ��� gar*
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Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jonn
J. E. BUTLER,  MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Sleamir .JOAN will sM as follow.
CALLING ^T WAY TOUTS na p��sa��ni!��n
und froiKhl m.j- offer
Loavo Virinri*. Tu.ail.y, 7 ft. in.
"   Nannlmo for Comox, Wednertd.-v)*, 7 ft. Ill
Leavo Comox for Nanaimo,       I-'ri.lnjs, 7.i.uj
'      N'ftnftiino for Victoria    Halurtler, 7 ..ni
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Tabl��   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1802. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturday! and Sundays
Rsturn Tickets will bo Issuod betwesa all
polats for afar* and a qnartor, good for retain not later than Monday.
Raturn Tlokots for one and a half ordinary-
ton mar bo purchased dstljr to all points,
good for seren days, Including day of tssae.
Mo Return Tlokets tuned for a fare and a
qaarter where the single fare Ie twenty-Are
���eats.
Through rats* beetreoaVletorlaaadCense.
A.DUVUIUIR, JOSBPH HUMTW.
Pnsldeat. Otal ������# k
U.K. PRIOR,
Oea. Fretghi aad Ownv Aa*
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J, Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is nne of tbe best equipped
ot. tbe Pacific Coast, and is situated at
tbe moutb of the Courtenay Kiver, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox.
Trcut aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected with the hotel is
ktpt well supplied  wiih the best wines
��ad liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Button Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
*" Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior article for the same inottty?
Nanaimo Machine Works
OF
Robert J, Wenborn*
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo* B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
#      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
APPLE  TBEE3
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, antl Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
M. R, pMst,
Courtenay
li. C.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Wood 4 Miller
UNION, B. C.
Having Added to their Own
the
SpUndid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish Rigsat  Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
EARNING
All p'rioni dri.ing over the <rli��r(
or bridge, in Comox district fattei
ih.n a walk, will be prowested accord
ng to law,
S. OrMch
Got. Agent.
Nanaimo   Saw Milt
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A HMUm, I'ron. Mill St.. FO Hul 3.1. T.I. III
Nanaimo a. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors. Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, .Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,    While   Pine,     Redwoad.
All orders accompanied withCASH prompt
ty and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
able rates.
Q B Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoe,
ing a specialty
F. W. Hart
Kanufaotorer,   Importer, Whol.tnl.
and  Retail Sealer   in
-**-T-r-R3-TXT-c--*sqB
CARPETS,   LINOLEUM, Oil. CLOTH   ANO
- HOUSE    FURIMISH1NG -
"ST Largest Est.f-.turje.t ofiuklad.
nn Gwdoti St.       Vaeroaver, B. C.
COURTENAY HOUSE,
CO-OBTE1TJ1.-S-. B.O.
fflbe leading hotet in Comox di.trict.
*New and handaomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing doae
o town. Touriste can depend on
flret-clasB accommodation. Reasonable rateB. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquora and cigara
R. Craham, Propr.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
\V. E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Manager.
Pun- Drugs Chmnicals and Puteui
Mulicin.s.
I'lijaluuiB I'rfBolptlone and .llord.n HII-.I
with euro and di.ui.tvh. P. 0. he,\ li
Ralph Craig's
i Nanaimo Steam t
CARRAGE WORKS.
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implements
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drill-
.ing Machines made to order on short
notice.
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from Mis Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily Fresh  Eg       Butter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
McKenzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.C.
Best of Bre9d, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will  be at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
FOR
8tout winter foot-wear go to
Duncan Bros.
Fir Sale
521 Acres of Choice. Land,
��� and ���
9 Horsea, 100 Sheep, and BO Oows
together with
9 Vowing Kachinea, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Reaping Machine, I Seed Bower,
1 Drill Bower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
.
Title deeds ean be seen in my possession.
Adam McKelvey
A. O.Fulton
Butcher
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fr-esh Bcef.Mutton.Veal, Pork
at Lowest Prices.
We are going to cause
A Big Sentation in Nanaimo
this season by a 20 per cent
reduction sale which commen
ces Nov. ist.
We have an Enormous
Stock this fall, some $40,000
worth which we must reduce
to $20,000.
To Speedily effect this, we have instituted this sale.   In connection with the above we shall have
A BARGAIN COUNTER
where the Ladies will be able
to procure the most startling
BARGAINS ever offered in the
Province.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
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jaxne�� Abr��ma of Uafoa
it my Agent
in your District. Any orderi you may be pleased to give him for tUt* re-
Pairing of Watches, Jewelery ft etc., will receive prompt attention and
will be done in a workmanlike manner at the lowest possible cll&rgoi,
All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. My stock of Watchou. Clo'*ka,
Jewelerv, and Silver Plate will be larger than ever this Fall and Winter.
Give me a call when-in Nanaimo, M. E. Counter.
slo Cifv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
SFAPS 2-TOT SITIIFS
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
bargains.
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
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CAWAOA
Permanent Loan and Savings Company,
(Incorporated A. D 11)55)
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HEAD OFFICE���Company's Buildings,
Toronto 6 reet, Toronto, Canada
J. HERBERT MASON, ��� President and M.inn([in|! Director.
Subscribed Capital, $8,000,000; Total Assets, $12,091,77U.
The Company Lends Money trom $3oo to (3oo,ooo,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates of Interest, an<! on favorable terms of
re-payment.    Mortgages ancl Debentures purchased.   No Commisson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   ��7For particulars apply to
MARCUS  WOLFE, Keal Estate, Insurance
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.   P. O. Box io, Nanaimo, B. U
:7. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions of all kinds.
Union   Mines.B. C.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOUIS L��.W-lElfCE, PROPRIETOR,
���     manufactuhkh or
SODA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
Battler of Different Brand i of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter,
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B. C.
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UNION  MINES
FURNITURE   ESTARLISHMENT
.....  A Full  Line of Everything	
BUILDERS  and CONTRACTOR
tar UNDERTAKING  IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.
Anley &  Beckensell.
COMOX and UNION B. C
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Order* Filled on Short Notice.
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