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Array G. A, McBain
Eeal Entito Broker.
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain
Seal Estate Broker
Nanaimo,  B. C.
���41
NO.
33-
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1893.
$2.00 PER YEAR
TJiTIOlT   & COTJIR-TIE 1ST JlIT
carry a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
including
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
INHUKAHCU,
RKAI.   ESTATE.
3IARCUS  WOLFE
Commercial Street, x Nanaimo, B. 0.
Financial and General Commission Gkokek.
Fire, Life, and Accident Insurance.
OITY AND FARM PROPEJITY A SPECIALTY.
*Wreti|ion[ioiiii8 Spltoltod,       P.O. Mux io.     Money to Loss on Improved Farm Proporty.
W. J, Young,
P. If. Seliarsehniidt.
CO UR TEN A Y PHA11 MA G Y.
�� PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES *
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBAG.:0   -A.1STID  OIC3-A.E.S.
UNION   MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
    A   Full   Line of Everything   -
BUILDERS   and  CONTRACTOR
W UNDERTAKING IN ALL ITSBRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
COMOX and UNION IS, C.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,  Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
BI�� PROFIT��.
Can be made by buying now in tlie
MA BSON A I) IIITI ON
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is being improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
lhe new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
construction.
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
spring intoGREAT IMPORTANCE.
Now is your opportunity
Office at Courtenay. Wm. Cheney, Agent.
THE BEST PLACE IN B. C.
to  buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, B-lting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster,Cordaga and Cement
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NICHOLLES and RENOUF
Victoria, B C
P O Box 80 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
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.
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comox, b:
nportoiu Dealers ie
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Grocsriei
Crockery & Glassware
Dry Goods
Boots Sc Shoes
Hardware
Faint & Oili
Gents Furnishing*
Patient M-i tliein uu
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is onc nf thc best equipped
pn the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
die mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox.
Trent nre plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with  the hotel  is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
ind  liquors.    Stage  connects   with   all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
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Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo nt
J. K, BUTLI3B, MASTER,
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS ufl ^u-flcmgurfl
mid fret*lit nny offer
e    vo Victoria, Tuoatt'ty, 3 a. ni
"   Nanaimo for Comox, WodliBStlit}*, 7 a. m
" Comox for Voldos lsliiwl, owy nltMWito
Tlmraday7a,in,(Kouirn!ng mmoftay. j
Leave Comox for Nnnaimo,      Kri'lnyi*, "a.m.
'      Nanaimo for Viotoria,   SutuHlvy, 7 ii.ni
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office-
Victoria Station, -Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y,
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1602. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
ReturnTio'iOta will bo im-uud liutwocn all
tiolnm for a faro and a quarter, kooiI forre-
Lurtuiot lii'i-i* i linn Monday
Itetiirn Ticket*- for Ono and al .If ordinary
fnro may bu imrohiMttd daily io at! points,
cooii for wivi-n days. Including day of l-unu,
No I tot urn *l'n ki-'K IrMUVit for a faro mid a
(jiiar pr wlioro the aiiiulo faro Ih twenty-five
coitlj.
Tlu'uiiijli riilus botwoon Victoria and Comnx.
A. DUNSMUIR, J08KPH IJUNTKR.
I'l'Obideiit. Clen'l Supt.
H.K.I'ltlOit,
Geii. Fniglit aud Piisssngor Agt.
Society     Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings dty.30 p. in. in the old
North Coniox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Recorder.
Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .& A.M..U.C.R.
Courtenay li. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the 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 the new and full
moon, at 8 p. in. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Hmd
COURTENAY HOUSE,
co-yzix-Ei-cjL-a-, "B.c.
ffihe leading hotel in Comox district.
���-������New and handsomely furnished,
���-xcellent hunting1 and fishing close
K) town. Toufista can depend on
first-class aceoaimodation. Beasono-
ble rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. GraJiam, Propr.
FOR SALE.
For sale, a 4 year old Perch.
eron mare, sound, true, and
gently but apt to jump  fences.
Weighs over 1300 lbs.
Reason for sale Horses e-
nough besides.
-Durican   Bros.
Barber Shop
Office Hours from 6 to 10 p. m.
week days and fromfolo 12 in.   Sundays.
Thomas Graham.
Notice to Contractors.
Sl'AI.Kp tenders will be recci-cd by
the undersigned up to mon of Thursday,
July 6lh ISy.3, fur work to lie done on
McRelvcy's road, I'red lltirns' mad, Tsolum river road, John J. li. Miller's road,
Smith's road, H.trry 1'iircy's mad, Lower Prairie mad,Carter's road.ar.d NicKcn
lie's ro.td.
Plans and specifications can be seen nt
the office it the underpinned on and after
Moniiay Juiiq r.(vh 1S93 frnui 9 a. 111. till
I2H1,, and from 1 |>. in. til! 5 ;*. m.
Tenders must be made upon the printed form which will'h$ supplied for ihnt
purpose^ The Imvcst or any lender not
necessarily excepted.
S. Creech, Gov't Agent.
Grand Celebration Firstof July
- AT -���
Union.
A day devoted to all kinds of athletic
sports.
Basr Ball Match, Hurdle Rack,
FOOT Racks, Sack Rack, Egg Rack,
Whkki, Bah row R\ck, Jumping, Pole
VAULTINGyTHRKF LEGGED Rack, PUTTING 16 lh. SnoT,QuoiTi\o Match.
Tug of War, etc., etc.,
Dancing at night.
Sample Works at Kaslo.
For some lime negotiations have hern
pending between those in-erestedin tlie
townsite and Mr. CKns, of the Boston-*
Montana Mining nnd Smelting comptny;
of IJutle, Montana. Mr. Clyns was In the
Slocan section last fall, and, after r:irc-
flllly looWllH* lho count ry over, became
convinced lhat Kaslo would berome lhe
mor.t advantageoii'-* print at which lo locate nmoHinx   works.
The re-ult wns lhat Ihe Kaslo public
offercA a good site for thep'am in return
for a guarantee lhat the work would be
compVted ns soon ns possible, These
terms have been accepted. The Smelter
company have made a deposite in bank
to nature compliinco with the term--,
which area plant of loo tons (|n|lvcapacity --hall he bei-un by July 1st nnd completed within four month*-.
Thc advantages uhlch will accrue to
thi* Slocan region bv the reason of these
work1, are man v. Small claims which
would nthenvi-*c be compelled to remain
idle for want of sufficient capital to han-
de their products and carry on developments, "ill row be able to send in small
I lis of ores tmon which thev c m secure
;in advance or75 per cent, of thoir csi-
mat*'d value as soon as snmp'cd.
Kaslo it��clf will become more than ever* thc ceniral point for thc Slocan country both as a receiver and distributor.
In this connection it is almost certain
tint the amount of business which will
aris? in connectnn with the drafts and
deposits in ihc ore thus shipped will
cause the location at Kaslo nf nne or
more branches nf some of thc chartered
banks, which wi'l be a valuable aid in thc
permanent building up of the town.
Carts and Buggies.
J. B. Holmes has just received aeon-
slgninent of Carts und Buggies direct
from the manufactory of Armstwnu &
Co. of Guelph at prices lhat will defy
competition
Union   Flashes.
June iSth.���The Queen reached here
Saturday- from Alaska with r&5 excursion
i-ts. While she was taking on "700 tons
i*fcoa!the visitors were nntuntllv desirous tu kill lime and sec the sights. Today ntiabout to a", tn. the train arrived
from the v. harf with a large portion of
litem aboard. Messrs F. D, Little and
���C. W. Clinton accompanied ihem to the
l.:l;e, and furnished every facility in tluii
power in make lheir visit pleasant. This
is a favorite place for the Alaska steamers to coal, aud furnishes a means of diversion from the monotony of the voyage
C-nain!y the colliery works here are
worth in peeling, and the mountain and
l.tlc view unsurpassed and beside all this
the -L.ht-'-ccr is here sure of polite attention and may gather much valuable in-
firmntion. 'Hie only drawback today
was lhe conditi n of the pitiless heavens.
It rained, and ir drl'i-ilf-'-l nnd it poured;
and it smiled and shone in bcwildei'mu
confusion and intermediate succession.
Our southern friends probably never be-
fi>rc9j-n- so much weather crowded into
the same space as they have experienced
on this tr|p, Caleb us to visit Alaska in
June! Wei', I'm not a candidate for a
lunatic assylum just now. Probably
these bedrizzled and beswashed visitors
will be glad ic get bome and procure
some dry -clothing.
Everybody here notwithstanding the
horrid weather i-* smiling like :i blooming
sun'ower Payday next Saturday, you
know, and a good tat pile of bank bills to
be distributed,. Standing on these lhe
miner will be able to look over into the
Canaan beyond where the rainbow of
p omise soans the horizon. Mc is also
buo;.ed up by the arrival of lhe San Mateo- the Queen, and the expected ship
which is lo take the place of thc San Mateo while she is hiving thc barnacles
scooped off, etc. As an old salt can
judge ofthe weather by signs hot legible
to the eyes of ordinary mortals so the
mi er can foretell from si*-ns plain lo h's
observant eyes thu there is a bright outlook for the mines. Thc hopeful feeling
spreads and soon all come 10 be possessed of the elixer of hope; and thc plant of
confidence becomes vigorous. As a result the song of thc hammer is heart',
Just look! Messrs Clay & Viles' bakeiy
is approaching completion and v, iii be nc
cupied next week. But lhat is not al.
'I Ir: plans arc already cut for a two sloiy
building 36 feet long to come between
ihe street and the bakery shop, by the
same firm, and no time will be lost in its
election. Still more: thc r.ew store pro-
jecr for Mr. Ab:.ms which -ipieucd 10
be sleeping is as wakeful as a lad with a
nail in his foot, nnd the mill of R. Grant
Si Co. is engaged n getting out il r
lumber. And more v-t! We have all
heard about ihe new h it I. It has seemed to b ��� in the air, but it is now as *-o d
a fact as any. Thc licence will be issued
next Thursday and lhe lumber is being
provided.
The arrangements for Dominion Day
a*e being perfected and arc expected to
Ne c mpict'o th.s evening. Details of
course can't be given at ibis writing- but
lookout for something worthy 01 Union,
At least one half of tiie sporting "rounds
will be cleared and there will lie plenty
oi chance for juir.plng, hopping, throwing
running, and��� and��� and so forth. Besides something unique may be sprung.
It won't do to led everything in advance,
"or thon curiosity is appeared, and it you
don't know its a pretty hard thing to do,
but I can assure onc and all that thc
weather will be fine, and t'*e sports magnificent, and what more do ihey want?
Why, the ice cream and strawberries in
the evening of course. Ves, indeed. The
Ladies Aid Society of ihe Presbyterian
church will have their festival in the evening at Grant -S: McGregor's new hall.
It will be a nice thing tu close the day
with. Ice cream and strawberries!
Cone to think, if ibis rain continues I
am a little dubious about the strawberries. Or-c'nltist not fly in lhe face of
Providence but take what is provided.
1 had rather lake a glass of lemonade
presented by thc hand of a fair Presb; -
terian maid, than sip a glass of champaign handed mc by a hirsute mat-.
Wouldn't ynu?
Bv the way I took a look into the new
hall of Grant & McGregor's. Spacious
i; the word. Another ���"���d is well light-
e I and a third well ventillate I. When fm
���shed ii will have a w.n arranged stage'
and a floor so smooth that v*��ti can glide
over ii without effort, if only the music is
effective.
Next Saturday at Tin. m. there will
be a meeting at ihc school house to elect
a trust'-e tn place nf.Thos. Russell whose
term of office expire*;, It is whispered a-
bmt that Mr. Duncan Ross, thc teacher
does not care to return after the holidays
and that a new teacher will probably be
called to teach the Union idea how to
shoot.
A lady��� name not given��� has lost a
watch���-- a watch and chain, it is supposed between McLean's and thc Re .
Mr. Hlgglns'. If it is loUnd by a
Chinaman he is to return (?) it to thnt
gentleman who will pay a  reward of $5,
Mr. Boulder, who lives on the Union
road within tuo 01 three miles of Courtenay Is getting in thc lumber for a big
barn.
Mr. Alex, Grant, Worshipful Muster,
and Robert Grunt, warden, of Hiram
Lndgo at Oairtenay will go to Victoria
on the San Mileo to attend thc session
of the Masonic Grand Lodge to be held
there on the 2ind,
Money to Lear
I ntn tiri'i'iinnl lo n h'iu nliorr loans in Bums
lo -iiiit 11; 011 m.tl-ifiirtorv Hccuiity.
Win. Ohener.Agont, Courtonay.
Notice.
All persons arc hereby notified not to
remove any limber from ofl'mv land situated on Union Road and lately occupied by Win. Jones deceased.
John Wilson
Comox, June 1st 1893.
Photographer Coming.
W. C. Pierce ( photographer ) of thc
"Elite Studio" Nanaimo, B. C, will again
visit Cr-mox- Courtenay and Union as
follows: Arrive per steamer "Joan," June
21st, and will take photos at Union, Saturday and Sunday. June 24th. and 25th;
at Courtenay Monday anil Tuesday thc
26th and 27th, and drive up into thc settlement the 28th,and be at Comox Thursday the 29th, and return.
Vancouver Visited.
Stormy Trip Aero*-* tho Gulf��� The
Old Beaver Converted into Canes
��� Asphalt Pavements for the
Streets��� Substantial Brick and
Stone Buildings Taking the
Place of Wooden Rookeries-
New Steamship and Railway
Lines��� Magnificent Future of the
City.
The trip from Nanaimo to Vancouver
or, Saturday, June the loth, was a rough
one and ihe ss. Comox pounded the
"cThup -it.-" with a violence that sent yours
truly to the railing for relief. As we passed through the Narrows 1 noticed that
nothing was to be seen of thc old Beaver
which was wrecked there years ago, and
was always pointed out as thc first steamer that ever came around Cape Horn.
Last year its corpus -vas made intc canes,
and what acjuahlty it produced! Doubtless canes will continue to be made
from ils toUgh frame as long as they
command a good price.
We landed at tbe C. P. R. wharf and
after climbing up the hill where Cordova
brteet is intercepted by Granville street,
I was surprised at the splendid street
work. Cordova street at the east end
has been cut down and the foundations
arc being laid for asphalt pavement. It
should last when finished as everything
is done in a most substantial manner. Abbott and some other -streets arc
being treated In the same way. As I
judge acountrv largely by its roads I
judge a city by its streets. Tbey are an*
index of its enterprise and thrift.
A glance around showed some magnificent buildings under construcVion. What
ever others may think about tbe city's
future, ithus tbe confidence of its own
people. I was glad to see some of the
o'd rookeries comming dovfn on Cordova
street between Abbott and Carroll giving
plate to handsome brick and stone build
ings. It seems-a pity that such enterprise sbou'd incur the burden of the
heavy imunnce consequent upon neigh
b 1 n; frame buildings which disgrace thc
Mreet. 1 suppose ihey yield big rent,
and thai their owners will stick to them
until 1 hey rot or tumble down. Such
rui'hisli rarely burns.
Everybody was of course talking a-
bout the arrival ofthe Miowea, She lav
at thc C. P. R. wharf and is a splendid
steamer, looking about ns fine as one of
the Empresses although not as swift.
Great things ar** expeted in the way of
trade -\u--tratia will take the fish, cedar
shingles, ami other product*- which Brit-
isli Columbians have to sell and bring in
return trop-cnl fruits for which we have
an appetizing tooth, and mutton mr which
the pcop'e of the cities will thank her,
whatever th" farmers snv about it. Sydney now seems a neighboring city, and
the people of thc two terminals, as one
expressed i\ "hope to improve on mu-
ual acquaintance."
I looked about to see if I could find
tiny separation crack, or visible sign of
Recession; Not seeing any I enquired
when the "expected event" was likely to
happen, but evenone I saw tieated the
thing as a huge joke. A few had ridden
on the wave of sepnrnii"n excitement
nnd like the defunct Peoples Journal had
been carried out of sight. One fellow
who had been vigorously kicking against
thc new government buildinus nearly
hnd a fit when I informed him that work
on the foundations had been actually entered upon. When 1 further informed
him that the money to complete them hnd
been fully arranged for, he looked as astonished.as the fe'low who stopped
his paper and then discovered thc
next (lav that in -jpite of the great loss it
was sti'l being published.
Wel'.whnt ofthe future of the city?
I don't think there can be any two
opinions about thai It is destined to be
the future commercial metropolis not only
of British Columbia but lhe north west
Const. It feels now thc effect ofthe universal dull times, but that is only temporary, Being the terminus of the C.
P. R. is a prime factor. The establishment nf the Asiatic line of steamers gave
it a derided impetus, which will be largely reenforced by the Sidney Line. Then
the cars ofthe North Pacific will soon be
running into thc east end and a more vigorous commercial current will throb
through the city's arteries. Next will
come the bridging of ihc Fraser, r.nd the
Great Northern. While the values and
the volume of business "n the Knst End
will thus be multiplied lhe C. V. R, will
not be idle. It is abundantly able tn
take care ofthe West End where its ii ���
tercsts are largely in thc ascendent. Il
has 6,000 acres near English Bay and
between Pleasant ("reek and the North
Ann. Throupli this the C. |\ R, will ex-
tend its main line, crossing over the Fraser near Ladner's and passing thiDUgh
the rich fanning section between lhnt
river and lhe boundnrv, eastward ihoii'-h
Rootetiav and Crows Nest Pass, largely
augmenting the city'stia-Jc. Through the
company's lands local trains will doubtless be run to increase their values, and
then will follow the wharves and break-
water nt English Bay. No (ear of this
section of tbe city, nor that lhe Great
Canadian Pncl c Railway will not maintain itspreemminence.
McBain  Returned.
Real estate ouyht lo pay well. Last
week when in Nanaimo we were attract'
cd Into thc office of Mr. G. A. McBain.
The establishment looked like a banking
institution. Upon enquiry we found tb.it
Mr. McBain had l.tely -returned from
Pnssidena California "here he had been
for some months recuperating his health.
Mis ninny friends- and he can count
ihem in this section- willbt glad to welcome him back. It is pleasant to deal
with a man whose word is as good as his
bond, nnd who will only handle p-opcrtv
in substantial towns. With paper or
boom tnwns he will have no connection.
In fact he seems to prefer to sell proper-
tv in a growing and substantial city like
Vancouver to nny oilier plnrc. He deals
Inrgclv in bis own property and in this
way one gets- in purchasing from htm-
the benefit of his Judgement and experience. Wc arc therefore pleased lo nn*
nonncc that he may be expected up here
to dav or if not that some representative
pom bis establishment will be here.
Local Brevities
Neict Saturday, June 24th is pay-day
at the Mines.
Hiram Lodge A. F. and A. M, meets
at Courtenay next Saturday.
Miss McLachlan of Victoria is stop*
pin** with the Rev. Mr. Wilk'in.it's  faini
iy-
Mr. J. W. McCann and family have
moved into their new residence un Bay
avenue.
There was a very pleas-am social dance
at the Courtenay House on Friday o<
last week.
Mrs. Alex. McGregor of Victoria, sister ot Mr. Robert Graham, is a guest at
lhe Courtenay House.
A dispatch of io words costs only 25
cents Irom here to Nanaimo, and 50 cents
lo Victoria or Vancouver.
Thc News' building has received a
coat of paint, and looks much improved
in its new dress.
We are sometimes asked Which is the
best hotel here. The answer is that ihey
are both good enough for anybody.
M. R. Gilchrist and M. Mc Ardlc have
gone into the real estate business, offne
at Courtenay. Look for their list of Kaslo snaps next week.
Mr. George Grieve has had eight sheep
killed lately by a panther. Last Saturday thc panther was destroyed by eating
poisoned mutton.
E. M, Pimbury & Co's advertisement
appears in another column. They du a
wholesale and retail drug and stationery
business.
If you wish to have some Photos taken
get ready. "I'it-rce" of Nanaimo will be
at Giant's Hotel, Courtenay, Monday p,
in, and Tuesday, June 26th and 27th.
Teddy, Grant's livery man at Union,
fell from thc stage Sunday evening and
was kicked by one of tho horses badly
scarifying his face and fracturing {fee cap
bone of his forehead.
The Knights of Pythias memorial service was well attended last Sunday. After the service thc graves of deparlcil
brethren at thc Catholic and Presbyterian cemeteries were decorated with flowers.
Mr. Wm. Lewis has now completed
the piece of road through his lands from
the Courtenay House to the bend nenf
the mouth of the Tsolumn. The government will now gravel it. It shortens the
route to Sandwick, and adds to the beauty ofthe place.
Telephone messages are sent from here
to Comox or Union for 25 cents. They
are written down as a telegraphic message, and deli**ered at the place sent. It
must be remembered that to hunt up and
deliver the message is worth a dime, sb
that the cost is not so high as would appear. Secrecy is maintained as to all
dispatches.
Persons desirous of joining thc Comnx
Agiicultuial and Industrial Society wid
confer a favor by calling at this office
and sign the proper document. Let e\e-
rybody help along this institution. It
will receive government aid and wilh
proper encouragement by our citizens will
be a great advantage lo this   community.
Mr. John Hawkins of Nob Hill has .1
phenominal hen. Last week she hatched
a bro jd of chickens two of which were
blessed with lour legs. One of ihem
died but thc other at last accounts was
still lively. We have heard and seen
much to be admired at this point but a
chicken with a leg on each corner caps
the climax.
The new sub-collector of customs for
the out port of Comox in the survey of
the Port of Nanaimo will be up to day
and soon inducted into his othce. The
salary is $800 per annumn. Mr. Walter
Harvey who rcsigued and has been anxious 10 be released for some time, will as
his arrangements are complete, j-o 10
Kaslo.
The plank sidewalk with its neat railing from Mill street up the hill pa*��t ihe
News'office is a great conven'ence and
gives the place a sort of city air. Il was
ihe work of private enterprise; that
pari south of the NEWS' property being
done by J.J.Grant of the Riverside and all
the balance by Joseph McPhee. This
office was benefitted by the work of both
gentlemen, which it acknowledges wilh
thanks.   Who will build the next pice?
Fine Grass Field.
I will sell the grass and use of the
field as a pasture for this season of lhe
field 1101 lh of the Union road in Courtenay and between the river and the old
road leading 10 Sandwick,
Wm. Lewis.
Notice-
Notice is hereby given that any person
found cutting timber on or removing material from ihe seven acre bhuk recently
occupied by Win. [ones on thc Union
mine road now deceased, will be prosecuted according to law.
Robert Grant.
W. Sharp
For Sale.
One Donkey Engine and Boiler, about
K h. p. engine wilh 12 h. p. boiler upright
suitable for hoisting orrunning machinery
(second hand) Pine on steamer at Nanaimo $325.
Apply to R, W. Wcnborn, Nanaimo
for further information.
Townsite  Lots.
Lots in the townsite adjoining Union
Wharf arc now for sale at such prices as
should induce purchase. For the present the choice of lots can.be had for $75
on easy terms, with the exception of water fronts, Land in the immediate neigh-
borhoug of Bayne Sound can be had at
a low price per acre.
J. B. HolmcB, Comox, -B. C. AGRICULTURAL.
The Farm Gardua-
There is ond duty which every farmer
owe* to himself and his family which is very
generally moro honored in the breach than
in the observance, and that is to make a
garden. Probably nine out of ten farmers
nave no garden at ull. Ol those that have
something of a garden it. is only a huh-.
patoh a rod or so square which is made hy
trie wife and mother aided, may be, hy her
children, and done after the long and lire-
Borne housework 13 all over. Such a garden
even Ib a decided advantage, but it is a stand-
ing reproach to the man, husband, father
ami ownor, as lio is that ha* done nothing
to help iu the work. There is a portion of
garden worK which women and children car-
do better than men, and as it is light, easy,
and Interesting thero Is no good reason why
lhat part should not he done by them, hut
there is another part which 110 woman
should In* called on or allowed to do.
lu lhe Brat place the piece of land for the
garden nood not he too large, an eight or
even a sixteenth part Of an acre is plenty
for the garden of a farmer, simply to supply
tin* household. Tho land aliotilil bo well
manured ami deeply plu 11 I'll I'd. Two or four
good wagon loads of manors with as little
litter of straw iu il ub there ean bo found ie
enough tot lhe abovo mentioned si/eH of
garden. Thon after ploughing lho stones
Bhould be all picked clear off iu If tho
land is a nice Handy loam with no stones sn
much tne hotter. In choosing a pardon
Hpol a plooo of light warm soil Is preferable
provided it can he found clone to tho houso.
Km* many reasons it is Important to have
the garden close 10 tho house. Alter clearing oil'any nihliish nrsiom-on the laud, give
It a good Harrowing to mellow-the surface
ami render it level.
We will SUppOSO that the niece of land
chosen antl thus prepared is four rods
wido and live rods long which gives 'JO
square rods ot one-eighth of an acre. For
convenience in cultivating and so that the
man can tlo an ihuch as possiblo of this
work with a horse wo will advise to lay
off the garden in beds or parts running
eaoh of thom tho whole length ofthe five
rods. Then let us examine what we want
to put in, first, a couple of rows of early
potatoes, two rows of sweet corn, a row
of heels, ono of carrots, one ol parsnips
and a couple   of   turnips.     Those   things
will occupy six* feet for the poUtoea,
feel for (lie corn and ono foot each row of
the toots making 17 feot in all or a little
over (tne of the four rods in width. Then
about two rows of cabbages and cauliflowers
will he wauled which will allow about sixty plants and will occupy about seven feet
in width. Two rows of beans and two double
rows of peas will givo a fair supply and
take about ton foot moio of width or por-
baps twelve. All thciio things can be put
in rows in such a way that nearly all the
cleaning can be done with a small cultivator and a horse. Probably in the
middle of tho summer the crops will get
so spread over the ground that it will not
he safe to put a horse through but in the
e.irly pail of the season the horse can save
a great deal of hoeing by this plan. We
still have nearly hull our space for a few
hills of cucumbers and squash oaoh taking
about six feet square, a small bet! of lettuce
aud a patch of spinach a patch of strawberry plants and a few currant and gooseberry bustles ami an onion hod.
It will he observed that 110 attempt is
made to try difficult or uuusuul vegetables.
If the farmer's wife has an ambition in that
v/ay and will sow some tomato seeds in a
box early in spring aud tako cate of them
iu ihe house sho can easily have a good
supply of tliese delicious vegetables by set-
lin*; out some ten or fifteen plants after the
late frosts, Iutlie same way early and
much larger onions can he obtained by sowing need iu a box antl transplanting about
Ist Juno. If the farmer himself will take
1 he trouble and encourage one of the boys to
do it, il h still letter to make a hotbed and
raise oue'a own plants, tomato, cabbage,
caulillower, etc., lint this ia more trouble-
Home and requires a certain amount of skill,
which most farmers havo not got. What
has been outlined above docs not require
much time, labor, or attention and no skill
or knowledge beyond what every fanner
must have.
Thnrol.iiiu,however, is largo, notporhios
in money but iu comfort ami pleasure antl
one might say luxury. Vegetables are ab
most, a necessity to healthy living and aro
a most agreeable variety in tho too mono-
touoiui bill of fiiu of the ordinary farm
tahlo. Iu tho country Lhcy cannot bo
bought, and so to aecuro them the farmer
must raise them, and in uo way can ho
spend a day or two iu the spring and an
hour or two at intervals during lhe summer
i^ii profitably and well.
Dm-iila-TO for Hogs-
If ono is going to winter hogs cheaply ami
successfully ho must begin to prepare for it
in ilic spring and summer preceding the
whiter, The farmer who trusts to luck
about having proper food for tho hogs
through the winter is pretty snro to make
moro Failures than succcsaes. Tho proper
food for swlno in winter depends so much
upon the locality in which they are brought
up that no general advice can be given. In
one section one fund is cheaper than in another, and il would pay better to raise that
for lhe winter feeding than any other.
But ensilage for hogs can generally bo
raised aheap enough anywhere, and thii
can be made a very agreeable ami good food
for tho hogs. If corn ensilage ia used for
hogs it Bhould he hothaweet uud well-oared.
Sour corn ensilage is injurious to any animal,
and il. is as likely to setup internal disturbances that, will lead into disease as it is to
do thom any good. Well-eared ensilage is
quite OlSOntiol because the nutriment contained iu the ears is just what the hogs nerl
for blood-making and fal-makiug iu the
Winter, Kven such ciiailago, however, will
he pretty wet for the hogs, und all along
wilh il one will generally tind it necessary
to feed dry food.
Tho propor ensilage for hogs is corn
ensilage, properly prepared nud gathered.
The best com for this purpose is the
baridi'-'th sugar corn ami nor. the hard
field corn which we have been accustomed to raise for the piga. Coed quality ol
sugar loin will keen better in thu silo than
bind Held corn, and lhe pigs aa woll as all
other farm animals will prefer it to any
olher. Tho sugar is very fattening, and
while it makes ihe pigs grow, it fattens
them readily for ill'- market. Generally
our pigs grow lean in cold weather, owing
oither to ihe poor food we give them or to
the excessive strain upon thoir systems
caused by the winter weather. QoOu sweet
com ensilage, however, lends In fatten them
in eold weather, ns well as lo make them
grow in other ways, and it is probably (lie
cheapest winter food that we cm gel for
the hogs.
Vory litllo dry food needs to he given to
the hogs if good com ensilage is provided.
Our ordinary Held coin is lacking in sull'i-
olont sugar to meet tho requirements of tho
hog's system, and naturally it doca not
begin to form a complete food. . While
sugar corn is n -1 exactly a complete
food it conies nearer to it than almost any other one article that we can
grow on lho farm. If this ia mado the
basis of the feed rations during the winter, and a fair amount of any dry feed add'
ad to it occasionally, tho hogs will certainly
do belter than hy any haphazard method
of obtaining winter food. It ia in planting
time lhat we must consider the question
whether we shall have such winter food for
our hogs another season. At leaat one
tield CAU he devoted to the culture of this
ensilage corn for winter feeding ami the
lirst trial will be followed by the socond.-���
[E, I1. Smith, in Rural Canadian.
tield culture it would require too much
labor to transplant the plants, in horticulture, however, it ia found advisable to
transplant many kinds of vegetable* and
fruits. Those species requiring a long season to perfect their fruits, may be started
in a hothouse or a hotbed, or in open beds
in ahelteretl locations, where they can be
protected from the cold, a long time before
it is safe to plant them in the open air. It
is alao believed that many species fruit are
better if transplanted, the tendency to run
to plant growth is cheeked by transplanting
and the tendency to form fruit encouraged.
In this latitude the latter part of May
and first few days of dune are the favored
periods for transplanting. In nur long experience we have found that but little is
gained by hurrying partially tender plants
into the open ground before the season of
frosts and chilling winds are past, Sucli
vegetables as tomatoes, for illustration, may
bu badly stunted by transplanting before
Holland atmosphere are in condition to push
them into rapid growth. In transplanting,
a warm,  cloudy day is   preferable.   The
Jilauts should be well soaked with water a
bw hours before they are taken up. If but
few are to be transplanted, antl they are to
hu moved hut a short distance, thoy had
better be taken up with some soil adhering.
Where this is not convenient, the roots may
ho drawn out of the soft, soaked earth almost intact, and then had better he pud
died���dipped into thin mud so that the
roots shall be coated wilh mud, which will
prevent rapid drying. Then, in sotting
them in their places mako liberal holes so
that the roota ahall not bo cramped, and
press the sol) vory firmly aliout tlie roots.
This will exoluda tlm air and prevent their
Thfl  Giape Timo of Tea Thousand
Clusters.
The mammoth grape vine nf Moutecito,
in Santa lUrbura County, California, may
undoubtedly be called tbe greatest vine the
world over saw. At a public meeting of
the citi/ens of Santa Barbara, hold in Teb>
bets hall, on Sep. !tth, 187ft, resolutions o'
deep regretjat the death nf this vine���which
occurred that year���wero unanimously
adopted and published. Their grief was
somewhat softened by thc fact that
daughter vine waa left them growing near
tho samo spot, and which easily eclipses for
size and productiveness any single vine in
thu world. The dead monarch stood in the
valley of the Montecito, about an equal
distance from the Pacific on the south and
thu Santa Inez Mountains on the north.
Hyatt tells 119 that it was tho largest ami
most productive grapo vine the world ever
produced. History furnishes us with some
instances of very large vines :���for ii.stanee,
the doors of the Cathedral of Ravenna were
made of vine planks, 12 feet long audio
inches wide. The columns of Juno's temple, Metapont, and tbe statuo of Jupiter,
for the city of Apolloninm were made of the
wood of tho vine ; and yot from what we
can learn none of those vines were equal in
gigantic proportions to this great tree. In
ISftfl I visited the noted vine at Hampton
Court, in England, which is grown under
glass and said to bo 200 years old, yet the
diameter of this old world vine is not equal
in si/e to one of the main branches of the
Montecito moustet. The yield of the English vine has never in any year exceeded
2,001) lbs., while tho California tree hr.s, on
the beat authority, yielded 20,000 oluaters,
averaging over five tons of grapes of excellent quality. Its trunk was immenre, the
circumference N feet from the ground was
"i.Ji feet and the branches coverod ovor 12,
000 square feet, so that 2,000 peoplo oould
easily sit beneath its wide-spread branches.
The old tree after its death was carefully
carried to the Centennial, at Philadelphia,
where doubtless many have seen for themselves this very interesting relic of Santa
Barbara. There is a very interesting story
connected with this tree, called " The
Legend of the Montecito drape Vine." It
is loo long a story for this article, but the
substance is this: " A grape cutting was present ed to a beautiful young Spanish lady by
her lover, about a hundred years ago, aa a
pro tern riding whip. She planted it on the
spot whero sho supposed her lover was killed, and so this memento of love developed
into this great vine and for might we know
this romantic history may be true. The
vine was irrigated from hot springs, which
contain sulphate of iron and other mineral
substances, antl scientists attribute its great
si/e tu those agents.
J. P.,   Bracondale.
Transplanting;.
In farming, most of the crops are planted
or sown where they are t^pee'.ed   lo  grow
and mature.   This is partly owing lo tho
nature ot the   crops and   partly became in
Do Not Neglect Stock at Pasture.
In the month of June most of the stock
aro at pasture, iu fact, all that are pastured
at all. It ie the month of fresh, lush pas
turo, when a' ->-rk can get a full bite, if over.
Most largo farms have one or more permanent pastures, Ileitis thut aro too rough to
plow to advantage ; partially cleared woodlands, from which tho best timber haa heen
cut ami the clearing carried no further;
swamp land from which lhe wood has been
cleared and a few open ditches cut, hut the
swamp remains not more than half subdued,
yet yielding au amazing amount of pasture
through the driest of summers. We have
known such pastures as the latter, and often
wondered how stock woro able to fill thorn*
selves on what appeared to be such short,
scanty grass. Hut the moisture in tlie mucky
soil, with tho heat of the summer sun pouring down upon it, replenishes the abort
herbage as fast as it is grazed, Ou general
principles it would seem wasteful to keep
land yielding hut part of its productive capacity, yet, when wo consider that nearly
every farmer keeps more land than ho cultivates well, or than hu can cultivate well
with the working capital he employs, perhaps It may not bo bad policy to allow audi
fields to remain in pasture, husbanding tkeii
plant-foot! for future generations,
It often happens that those wild pasture
fluids are some distance from thu dwelling,
too far to In- pastured with advantage by
animals that are wanted at the barn daily,
such as cows in milk and work horses,
hence young cattle, colts and sheep are
tinned upon these distant pastures. This
may be good economy provided such uni*
mala are not too much neglected during
llie hiiay aummer season when every day
is crowded with work. Such animals need
salt ing frequently, and thoir wator supply
should bo ciuofully looked aftor. It aome
limes happens lhat tho small streams, tlio
springs or the swamp holes relied upon to
aupply them with water have hocomo un-
OX tWO t��d ly dry ar.il thu poor animals are
suffering terribly from thirst. Such neglect is a serious reflection upon the humanity of the ownor. Again, some of the
animals may hare jumped into a neighbor's
field or a neighbor's animals may be trespass ing upon yours without your knowing
All of these possibilities ahouhl admonish
the fanner not to allow many  ihys at a
time to elapse without seeing such min
antl learning that thoy are ull right.    V. e
have know .1 honest, pious farmers tu m:' e
practice, on the afternoon of the Sab-
hath, after returning from church and eating their dinner, to take a vessel with salt
In their hands and seek such distant herds
aud flocks and as those dumb friends came
to meet them ami Hocked around them
eagerly enjoying the condiment, not doul,'
ing that they were doing a good work, that
would not   bo condemned   by   tho Croat
Shepherd.
It hus long been a tradition among farm
ers that sheep can get along very well at
pasture without any supply of water. We
think this is a mistaken notion. Sheep may
escape death from thirst, but thero can be
little dntibt in tho minds of thoso who have
carefully watched sheep, both in summer
and winter, when a liberal supply of water
was accessible and seen how frequently they
will repair to it and drink, that they must
suffer greatly when entirely deprived of
waler. Do not let the sin rest upon your
soul that you have caused avoidable suffering to any of your fellow beings, however
humble.
TEE CAMPANIA'S D��O0RATIONS-
A Krliilil I ii*-ll*.li--innan IMil the Woilt
which Hat i:\rilt-il tbe Wonder and
Admiration   nt All.
For the past week 01 ao the papers have
had much to say about the beautiful decoration of the new Cunard steamship, the
Campania. The following letter from Rug-
land will give added interest to the details.
It is not perhaps known in America that
the magnificent new Cunarder which arrived in New York ou Saturday on her
maiden voyage, having made the fastest
initial trip 011 record, was entirely uphol.
stored, decorated and fitted up by a woman;
and yet such is the case. Miss Charlotte
Robinson, decorator to tho Queen���the
first business woman to receive recognition
from Her Majesty���holds a foremost place
iu her line to-day, which was won by no
" fair field or favor," but by determination, capacity and perseverance, utlded to
true artistic instincts, and a natural und
highly cultivated gift of design.
It is now eight years since a ln-igh*., am
bilious, self-confident girl, equipped with
an excellent education, found herself confronted with the problem of earning Iter
own living, nr, as she aays, "sitting idle,
living ou a little," Sho had received 11
thorough training in art, design ami
modeling. With characteristic iudepen
deuce she at once determined to strike out
iu a new direction, scorning the well-worn
way of go.-erneis or "companion,"
In spite ot the ominous shakings of head
and warnings trom her famil nud friends
she rented aome rooms in her native city of
Maucheater, al ��200, or $1,000 a year. She
stocked them with artistic furniture. Some
lauf-hod at hor " fad," ntbors hold up thoir
hands in horror at her for not hiding her
identity, but boldly putting her name on
hor door, and she was reproached by all for
the " degradation of serving in her own
shop." There ensued many days of trial
and discouragement ; when no sales were
made, whon stock accumulated and became
"out of date" on her hands, antl whon
craity dealers turned her inexperience to
thoir own advantage; and whon Die intrepid,
and, as yet, not hopeless young dealer was
everywhere greeted hy her pessimistic
friends with thai most exasperating for
ula : " I told you so," Finally a few orders
oame in, and were filled with such originality and boldness of design, artistic work'
manship and thoroughness in execution,
that gradually they multiplied, and many
who had acofted at thia now and " unfemi-
nine departure" came to entreat Miss
Robinson's advice and assistance in tho decoration of their homes.
With the Manchester exhibition came
Miss Robinson's chance ; her stand of furniture and fittings, many of which were
altogether novel, and hail been made from
her own graceful design, proved one of the
most attractive in the building antl drew
the attention of royalty, with the result
that the appointment of " Decorator to the
Queen" was conferred upon her. Miss Robinson's success was now assured, and her
nfluence on the English standard of taste
in the interior decoration became extended
by her acceptance of the post of advisor iu
such matters to the readers of the London
Queen,ami hy the opening of a branch of
hor businesa at 20 Brook street, London, and
between which dainty depot of what might
truly be called decorative "confections" and
her establishment in Manchester, Mists
Robinson divides her week.
Miss llobinson does not confine herself
merely to furnishing the abodes of the
newly-married or replacing the commonplace with the artistic in English homes.
She revels in mammoth orders, such as fitting up hotels, theatres, etc., and uow hor
latest achievement ia the superintending of
all the interior fitting and decorations of
the Campania, the largest and finest ship
ulloat. "It was such fun*." she says, in her
bright way, " to lay my plans before the
grave and reverend directors of the Cunard
Company, bofore whom I was the Prat woman artist who had ever appeared," Their
surprise was overcome by their admiration
for the beauty and originality of her scheme
nf decoration, which thoy heartily approved. Miss Robinson's personality is radiant
with the charm of never-failing spirits and
vivacity. Work has not spoiled her " infinite variety;" nor has tho battle of business life banished her true gentleness aud
femininity.
THE NABONIlfs JAIL-BIBDS.
The Pope dines habitually alone, and eg
the plainest of food,
Escaped-I'onv.cls Hank with the IU mini
Ship.
It has just come to light that among the
unfortunates who wont to a watery grave
on the ill-fated White Star freighter Naronic, which has nover been heard from since
ahe sailed from Liverpool three months ago,
were several criminals and jail-birds, Somo
were convicts who hud broken jail. His a
common practice among criminals who waul
to keep out of reach of the police to sail un
freight steamers or cattle boats plying between New York and foreign ports, Thoy
go under assumed names and no oue knows
them. They make a few trips until they
believe it safe to venture ashore when the
otlicers of the law havo coased alt efforts to
hnd them.
WnEN TUB NABQHI0 LEFT LIVERPOOL
on February 11 there were aboard of hor at
leait four well-known criminals. Resides
1'iese, it ia now learned that a dozen or more
of men who used to hang around the cattle
yards in New York, wero loat on the Nar*
tonic.
On the morning of July 8, last year, nine
convicts made thoir escape from MaBSacl.it-
setts State Prison at Charlestown in a more
daring manner. The attempt had been
planned for mouths before the opportunity
came to tarry it nut. The ring-leaders wero
James M. Bradley, alias " Walter Malt-
land." and " Williams,1' ono of the most
desperate criminals in the land. Tho men
dug through tho prison floor to a sewer
which drained the prison, Thoy were led
by Bradley, who was armed with two revolvers. The sewer was half full of water.but
tho convicts swam a distanco of 1,000 fee.
to the mouth of tho sewer, which opened
iuto a railroad freight yard. There they
broke into ushett, stole all the cloth s ami
veralls belonging to the switchmen and
railroad employees and made good thoir
escape. Some of the men wero subsequent -
ly recaptured, but it id known that at loahL
three out of the nine who boat lheir way
out of the Charleston prison met thoir ful j
oil board Ihu ill-fated Naronic.
TIIR8RWRHK KINiil.BADRTts BRA DM V,
Jack Connors and Daniel Mullen, all notorious crooks. "Jim" I.rad ley was a burglar
with a long record, a notorious thief ami
confidence nun and was considered one of
the cleverest sate breakers in the country.
He was arrested for numerous Post*otfice
robberies in New England towns and a few
years ago made hia escape from the Green*
field jail in Massachusetts. Ho broke out
of the Charlestown prison twice. At the
time of his first escape last July hewasserv
inu a five years' sentence for burglarizing a
safe in a jewelry sliite in Boston. He had
been in prison scarcely four months when he
led a gang of nine convicts, including himself, to freedom and liberty. On the 30th of
last October Bradley was arrested in New
York by Detectives Aloncle and Formosa of
Inspector McLaughlin's staff. Ho. gave Ida
name as Henry Langdon and at first stoutly
protested that a mistake had boen made.
He was positively identified, however, and
gave in whon ho saw the game was up.
Bradley was a fine-looking fellow, slick as
they make them and every inch of a gentleman in his behavior- This was on November
3d, Since Ins second escape the police of
this and other cities havo been hunting high
and low for him. Within tho week ttio
authorities have received information that
Bradley hnd skipped ou the Naronic's last
voyage ami lost his life on her.
TRADE AND COMMERCE.
The export of gold from Cape Colony
during March amouutcd to i'430,000.
Charlestou, S.C., is considered tho first
phosphate market in thc world. Iu 1819
072,041) tons of phosphate rock valued at
$4,270,000, were taken trom South Carolina
mines.
Not since the failure of Baring Brothers
Company for $75,000,000 has so large a
banking failure been announced as that of
the English, Scottish and Australian
chartered bank of London with liabilities
of 840,000,000.
The largest locomotive in tbe world was
recently completed in Rhode Island for the
Mexican Central Railroad. The weight on
the drivers is 201,001) pounds, and 20,000
pounds on each truck. This great load,
however, is greatly distributed over the
ridged wheel base.
According tothe Rund-McNally Bankers'
Monthly, there are eight thousand banks in
the United States, and nearly half of thoso
aro National hanks, the remainder are State
or private banks. National banks put up
#100,000 in United States bonds in Washington to secure $!H\000 in currency. Con*
soquontly the currency of the National banks
la current at its face all over the United
States, which is a distinct advantage o/er
tho old Stato hank notes.
Following closely the failure of the Standard Bank of Australia ou the 2t>tli, with a
capitul of i'1,000,000 antl a reserve fund
ami undivided profits of ��12,500, as well aa
u high reputation and numerous branches,
comes the annomii cment that tho National
Hank of Australia, with l"-U branches,
t'2,000,000 authorized capital and liabilities
in lhe colonics alone of i'7,500,000, has
failed. Tho Standard is practically a building society ; and its failure is regarded ua
unimportant compared with others, Australian securities wore not seriously disturbed. The assets uf tha National are
estimated at I'l,000.000. This is most unexpected, os it waa only on Thursday last
that the bank declared its annual dividend
uf 10 per cent. Like the others, an extra,
run on deposits is given as tho cause. Deposits amounted to li),000,000.
The Toronto Evening Nows gives the lot:
lowing reason*- for cheaper life insurance-
Tho premium income of life insurance companies doing business in Canada only increased from ��2,882,000 iu 1875 to $3,044,*
000 in 1882. In tho Mibsequei-t ten years
there wus an increase in this income from
three and a half million to upwards of nine
million dollars. The enormous advance in
the latter period, as compared witb the
former one shows that our people are becoming rapidly educated as to the advantages offered by this system of making provision for the future. Another fact is
worthy of attention both from the public
and tlio managers of companies. The premium incomo last year was, above statod,
over nine million dollars. The sum paid in
claims was only a little above four millions.
When the recoipts from premiums alono������
excluding the revenue from investments
made of surpluses collected in years previous���is considerably over double the outgo
in payment of claims it certainly doea seem
as if a material reduction might be made in
the charge for carrying risks.
In condection with tho heavy exportation of gold to Europe the very important
matter of international gold and silver
certificates has been revived. E. lJenj
Andrews, in the Atlantic Monthly for
April, asks how insane it is that whenever
exchange between Europe end America for
instance reaches a certain figure gold in
quantities more or less immense, must be
carted to the wharf, placed in vessels, and
at great expense for freight and insurance,
carried across the ocean, only to be returned after a few months in tho same expensive way I Not seldom the coBt of rocoin-
ing is added to that of transportation. A
million pounds sterling in gold weighs S.'i.'i
tons, and in silver at present market value
over 100 tons. This enormous and needless
(especially among nations so highly civilized as Europe and North America) expense
might be saved by an arrangement ou the
part of national treasuries or banks parallel with that between the principal banks
of New York in which, in time of crisis,
they utter clearing-house certificates.
No one eau estimate tho good which
would follow the moat desirable general
wish that 1 he nations of Europe ami America would provide themselves with a few
gold coins for use in common. This is in a
businesa sense more important even than a
common language and much more easy of
accomplishment. Immeasurable benefits
would follow from tho extra ease with
which accounts, prices and statistics pertaining to ar.y one of these countries would
thon bo understood by the people of the
other countries who had occasion to examine them. The recurrent perplexity
which proceeds from the absence of such a
common denominator ia au acknowledged
barrier iu international trade, making what
ought to bo aa plain and exact as the first
problem in Euclid a sort of oocult science,
wherein those specially skilled profit at the
cost of the ignorant. Money ia the root
and heart and fruit of all businesa, and yet,
paradoxical though it aeeins, it is about
the only factor in our daily lives upon
which the simplification process characteristic of the l!Hh century has not operated.
No two gold coins in different countries iu
Europe aro equal iu value, nor is there any
equal to our dollar, yet the difference between many of them is less than ,'1 per
cent. Not only would business men be
pleased to seo this relic of barbarism east
aside, but all travellers would hail a change
with gladness. A measure in thisdirection
would strengthen immensely the gold holdings of national banks, and has everything
to recommend it with not one tangible objection to offer it.
Dame Experience
Has convinced many that to use any of the
substitutes offered for tbo only sure-pop and
puinlcsss corn cure is attended with dungor.
Cot always and use none other than Putnam's Painless Corn  Extractor, at drug.
j gins.
There's a good deal of guarantee business
in the itore keeping of to-day. Ii'a too
oxceaaive. Or too reluotant. Half the
time it means nothing. Words���only
words.
This offer to refund the money, or to pay
a reward, is made under the hope that you
won't want your money back, ami that you
won't claim tho reward.   Of course.
So, whoever ia honest in making It, and
works-���not on his own reputation alone,
hut through the local dealer, w'Hom you
know, must have something he haa faith In
hai'i of tho guarantee. The business
wouldn't stand a year without it.
What is lacking is codfitloncn. Back ot
that, what is lacking la that clear honesty
which in above the "average practice."
Dr. l'lercc'a medicines are guaranteed to
accomplish what they are intended to do,
ami their makers give the money' back if
the resnlt isn't apparent.
Doesn't ii, strike you that a medicine,
which the makers havo so much confidence
in, is thc medicine for you?
-�����*��-
Tha Cabby's Wit-
An American once hired a hansom from
Islington to Hammersmith, On getting to
his destination, the cabby jumped down and
exclaimed :
" 'Ainmersmith, sir I"
" YouVo dropped something, haven't
you V asked the American, as he paid the
fare.
''Oh, It's all right, air," replied the cabby.
" 111 pick it up when I get back to His*
hngton."
AN ESSEX   CO.    MIRACLE.
The Joyous  Result or TukiiiK
Timely Advice.
The Story or Mr. Win- 1'r-inl- ijiavi <��� Suffer
lM and Kt-r-torntlou���Liven up t�� lt-frc-
lor* nmi Believed to be Dj-ttij-bt* ITu.
ally .Recovers Perfect Health.
From the Comber Herald.
Mr. Wm. Prendergaat, of the township
of Rochester, a former resident of thia village, is known to almost all in thia section,
and Ib warmly esteemed by all liis acquaintances. It is well known tnat Mr. Premier-
gaat went through a terrible siege of suffering, an 1 that few of his friends had any
hnpa of hia recovery. Mr. Prendergast a
trouble was chronic enteritis, (intestinal inflammation) and what he suffered at times
can scarcely be described. Hundreds of
dollars were spent in medical treatment
but without avail. Sedatives, stimulants,
tunica and external applications, etc., were
successively tried with little or no result.
Brief temporary relief might ensue; it was
always very brief when the dread tormentor
returned to smite him with fresh agony. In
this condition air. Prendergast continued
until laat summer, when the physician
frankly told him that his caso was incurable.
Tho news camo as a terrible shock to his
wife and children. Long before thia, after a
manful struggle, he hail been forced to give
up work on his farm, but there had always
boon hopes of his recovery to buoy up his
family and friends. Hut the statement
that hia caso was considered incurable was
liko a stroke of impending doom, and his
friends constantly dreaded to hear that ho
was un more.
Such was tho condition of ���>��"������������� at u-o
close of last smmmcr and a little later it
was understood that Mr. Prendergast was
getting better, und on the way to recovery.
L*u*ly one of Ida friends while in the Herald sanctum remarked, " Prendergast ia ou
hia feet again und as sound as a hell." Inquiry naturally followed as lo what hud
produced this remarkable result, and we
were informed that hia recovery was solely
due to tho use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People, Tho Herald had publish,
ed tho particulars of many remarkable
cures by the use of thia rernody, and while
not by any moans sceptical, felt a strong
desire to verify a caso in our locality, ami
accordingly drove to Mr. FreidergastV On
reaching the house it was aioartained that
Mr. Prendergast was some distance away
in the field mending a fence. Thither the
scribe wended his way, meeting with cor-
dial welcome aud an invitation t-i come
back to the house to dinner. After dinner
we urged him tu tell about the remarkable
change that had taken place in hia condition. At first he was inclined to put us
l(T, siyiug that he hated to think of the
old days of agony and misery. However,
at last he told us all ho had undergone, Ids
story bearing out what has bceu aaid con-
corning his condition.
After the doctors had given him up, his
wife, hoping against hope, had urged him
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Ho scouted the idea at lirst, saying that theso things
were all humbugs. At last, more to please
his wife than anything else, he sent to Comber for some of tho Pink Pilla. Ho had not
taken thom many days when he found they
wero giving him relief. The pain lessened,
his appetite began to return, and ao did
hope and confidence. Ho procured another
aupply and found himaolf growing daily
stronger. Ho felt that he could walk
through lho fields without the fear of being
stricken down by a sudden pain. Later he
resumed work on his fiirm and found to hia
amazement that he could do a hard day's
work without fatigue. In a word that he
had completely recovered. He had taken Dr.
Williams' Pink Pilla at the outset without
hope of benefit, ami merely to please Ins
wife ; now ho timU them a life boat and an
ark of safety.
Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills for Pale People
aro manufactured by the Dr. Williams'
Moilicine Co., of Hrockville, Ont., antl
Scheneclady, N. Y., a firm of unquestioned
reliability. Piuk Pills are not looked upon
as a patent me dieiue, hut rather a prescription, An analysis of t heir properties shows
that they contain, in a condensed form,
alt thi elements m-cesrary to give new life
and richness to the blood aud restore shattered nerves. They are an unfailing specific for such diseases as locomotor ataxia,
partial paralysis, St, Vitus' dance, sciatica,
neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache,
tho after effects of la grippe, palpitation of
tho heart, and the tired feeling resulting
from nervous prostration ; all diseases depending upon vital humors in the blood,
such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc.
As a remedy for building anew tho blood,
enabling the syitein to successfully resist
disease, Ur. Williams' Pink Pills stand far
in advance of any other remedy known to
medical Science. Pink Pills area specific
for the troubles peculiar to tho female system, giving a rosy, healthy glow to palo or
Billow complexions, lu the case of men
they effect a radical cure tu all cases arising
from mental worry, overv-ork, or excesses
of any nature.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla .re sold only in
hoses bearing the firm's trade mark and
wrapper, (printed in ret! ink). Bear in
mind that Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla ire
never sold in bulk, or hy tho dozen or hundred, ami any dealer who offers substitute!
in this form is trying to defraud you and
should be avoided. The public are also
cautioned against other so-called blood
huildcis and nerve tonics, put up in similar
form intended to deceive. They aro all
imitations whose makers hope to reap a
pecuniary advantage from the wonderful
reputation achiovod by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pdls,   Ask your dealer for Ur. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People,  and re-fun all
imitations and substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may be bad of
all druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from cither
address at 50 cents a box, or six boxes for
$2.50, The price at which tliese piHs are
sold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other
remedies or medical treatment.
The kangaroo readily leans from 60 to 70
feet. The longest recorded leap of a horse
is 37 feet.
$10  Worth  for   30   Outs-la
something unusual, but it seems this ia what
every one gets who purchases Mrs. K. M.
Jones' tuinous book "'Dairying for Profit, or
the Poor Man's Cow."   A leading farmer
writes, "I have  " book ou Dairying,
price 910 ; practically, Mra. Jones' book is
worth more !" Mrs. ,1 urn-sis known all over
the U. S. and Canada. Hor Herd has made
a magnificent success, winning 1st prize
everywhere for years, also 20 large medals,
goldsilver,aud bronze; solid silver cup (value $300) won at Kellogg'a New York sale,
beautiful Silver Tea Set, given by the
Farmer's Advocate for threo best dairy
cows of any breed, also hundreds of other
Crises, diplomas and sweepstakes. Her
utter brings fur the highest price in Canada for her whole output, 0,000 lbs a year.
Any one can make the same profit if they
rerd ami follow her plain, common sense
met hods. Her book tella the whole story,
aud can bo got by sending '10 cents to Robert Drown, agent, box ,'L'l Itruckvillo,
Ontario, Canada.
A recent Invention is a triple pon, which
rules the three lines of a cash column atone
stroke.
Dr. Harvey's Southern Red Pino for
coughs uud colds iBthe inoni reliable ami
perfect cough medicine in tho market. Sfor
sale everywhere
Cures Consumption, Coughs, Croup, Sore
Throat. Sold by oil Diupj*i**ti on a Guarantee,
For ti lame L'iile, {lack or Chest Shlloh'a Porous
Plaster will give grr.ii sat isf.-iriioa.���as cents.
kCATARRH
'REMEDY.
Havo you Catarrh? Thia Itemed** will relievo
and Cure yen. PrlooOOcta, This injector for
ltn siiccossful treatment, free. Hemeuibcr,
Billion's Itcmudk-s aro sold on a -runrauute.
Consumption
is oftentimes absolutely
cured in its earliest stages
by the use of that wonderful
Food Medicine,
Scott's
Emulsion
which is now in high
repute the world over.
"��"AUTIOfc*,��-R*wnw of Bulwtitutes
l-Pil by N.-ut*. .1 Hi-w-
il tij- all ill u-igints.
"August
Flower"
I had been troubled five mouths
with Dyspepsia. The doctors told
ine it was chronic. I had a fullness
after eating and a heavy load in the
pit of my stomach. I suffered frequently from a Water Brash of clear
matter. Sometimes a deathly Sick-
uess at the Stomach would overtake
me. Then again I would have the
terrible pains of Wind Colic. At
such times I would try to belch and
could not. I was working then for
Thomas MeHeury, Druggist, Cor.
Irwin and Western Ave., Allegheny
City, Pa., in whose employ I had
been for seven years. Finally I used
August Flower, and after using just
one bottle for two weeks, was entirely relieved of all the trouble. I
can now eat things I dared nol touch
before. I would like to refer you to
Mr. MeHeury, for whom 1 worked,
who knows all about my condition,
aud from whom 1 bought the medicine. 1 live with my wife and family
at 39 James fit,, Allegheny City, Po.
Signed, John D. Cox. a
U. li. GRUBN; Sale Maiiiit'u'turer,
Wiiialbury. New jersey. f! S. K.
F YOU WOULD SAVE TIME AND M9NEV
lltJVA
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That peoplo would imvo boon regularly uHtnjr
our Tnllol. Soups .-inee IKI'i ifoi'ty-snven lotiiC
years) iftliey Im-l notlioen GOOD I The pubUo
are not, foolxiui'l do not. eniilinue lo buy -,'onii *
unless thoy uro siittsrnotory.
HBABI.I].
Y
HORNS MUST GO.
The lioavill Doliornlna Clin
lorawtll tako ihem off with less
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other way.
Semi forolroular giving prleo,
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SEEDS
1893
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Now Zealand thoro is a tropical growth of
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ot Plqut., O,, nays tlio Plijr-
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head, arms, tongue and throat. Her hair ull
camo out. She weighed but ts lbs,, nnd saw
no prospect of help. At last she began to
take Huod'M Sursaparlllii ami nt onco Improved] could soon got out o( bed ami walk.
She says: '*! beonmo perfectly cured by
Hood's Sarsaparilla
and am new n well woman. I weigh 138 lbs,
eat well and do ilm work fur a large family,
My case seems a wonderful recovery ami
I'liysleliuis look nt me lu OStonlshllient aa
uhuiiiitlikfonc rni-u-d from the dru-J."
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HICH CRADE
MACHINERY. HIS HEIRESS
OR,    LOVE   IS   ALWAYS   THE   SAME.
CHAPTER MI.
"Well met,   nlie says, airily,
"That of course, It you allow it,"i
he, gallantly.
"Yot you scarcely seemed overjoyed to
mc a moment since, smiles she in her swift,
curious fashion,
" Natural enough. Vou startlod .ne.
Byo the bye, I nearly ran you down, didn't
11" carelessly but cautiously.
"Very nearly."
"Xnt a nice tiling to ho run to earth, ch"*-"
says Staines, meaningly, "But you see 1
was iu a hurry, ami didn't expect you
would have taken up a position iu this
solitary spot."
"Vou seemed in hot haste, indeed," returns .she. "Quite as if ynu were running
away from something. What was itl"
glancing at him from under her sleepy lids.
"A second disappointment*;"
"Madame," replies he deliberately, "yon
speak in parables, A second disappointment Implioi a first.    Vou allude to���I"
Whatever half-formed plan madamo bail
iu her head, takes shape aud color now.
She leans forward, elevates her shoulders,
and makes * little graceful gesture toward
lhe hall where N| nines has just had his interview with Lady Branksmere-
1'Madamo is beautiful I" shu whispers,
throwing out her exquisitely shaped bands
with an expressive movement, "Ah I believe it or not ai yon will ���1 havo indeed
fell snrry for you," she murmurs.
"'A follow fooling,1" quotes Staines,
wiili an ugly sneer"; ,l'makes us wondrous
kind.' My disappoint ment, at yoli call it,
was hardly greater than yours. Seven
years is a lung time in which to strivo only
to he at last   undone t'
Her color lades. Sho steps book involuntarily, antl a dangerous light creeps into her
.lark eves,
"Como I that wan hardly fair of mo,"
laughs Staines, ina conciliatory way. "Itut
it was your own fault.-you led me up to It,
you know. Sorry if 1 appeared unchival-
POUB, but ymi would have it, you know."    ���
"Vou mean���T" exclaims madamo, forcing the words f rum between her clinched
teeth.
"Pshaw I Nothing to make you look so
tragical," retui ns Staines, moving a step or
t wo. Madame following, lays a firm hand
upou his arm.
"Ynu do not leave this," she declares,
fiercely, "until you have explained what it
was you meant."
" Tha* llrauksinero was as good a parti
as there is in England," retorts ho, "contemptuously, "Tako it then as you insist
on it."
' Vou know nothing��� nothing," cries she,
with an angry sob,
" Why should wc quarrel over tho fact
that wo have each made a discovery of tho
Other's secret? Lot US bo comrades rather,
A common grievance such as ours," with a
short laugh, "should havo the effect of
creating between us a link of sympathy.
Me holds out hia hand tu her as though
desirous at onco of forging this link, but
madamo declines to see it.
" Think.'*' ho whispers, impressivtly,
" whether I can bo of no service to you in
this matter!"
" In what way, sir?"
"That 1 leave to your woman's wit to answer." returns lie. "You can't make up
yonr mind, then? Perhaps you think 1
overestimate my powers of UBontlness,"
"No, 1 don't doubt you thoro," She
lifts her bend and looks at him steadily.
"And yet you shrink���you hesitate, I
tell you I here is no need for compunction,
Thoy are loss Ihan nothing to each other,"
nays the tempter, slowly,
" Jt is nf him alone, 1 think," Hhe breaks
in, vehemently. " As for her, let her go,
I owe her nothing hut hatred for a studied
course oi insolence since the first hour we
met. But there is his happiness to bo considered."
" IMiaw I" scornfully. " Is it not open
to all the world to read between tho lines?
It Wasaoaprloe���a mere passing fancy nn
bis part���a desire for a pretty tace, of which
ho has already tired. Tho fancy, tho caprice, are dead.''
" I am not so sum of that. If 1 wero���"
she pauses.
" Vou would feel more freo to act * Why,
look into it, as it stands. Would a man
who loved, neglect the object of that love,
us he does her? Would ho deliberately and
openly betray in a thousand ways his preference for another 1"
"There is no such preference as that of
which you hint," returns she gloomily,
" There you wrong���yourself, Vet,
granting you are right doos lhat make il
any the easier for you to prove his love for
her? When does he seek her side? When
docs a tender glance, a kindly word pass
between them'.' lias hn even forced a smile
tor her?'1
"No���And yot���" she hesitates, grows
suddenly silent, and Staines plnys his
trump card,
" Had he even the last lingering remnants
ofa wornontlove for her," ho says with
cold contempt, "would ho have invited ino
hero':"
" Ho was ignorant of your former relations with her. He know nothing," cries
she, eagerly. "Nothing! I havo it from
his own lips."
" Then ho lied to you," declares Staines,
coolly, For ho had tho whole story from
my lips, before ever I accepted his invitation. Some absurdly quixotic impulse
drove me at that mmnont to mention it."
" Is that the (ruth ?" asks she, iu a terribly eager way.
" If you doubt mo, ask him," returns bo
boldly.
She sighs deeply, and throws up her head
as if siitlocatiiig, and ho knows he has won
the day, and gained an ally who will���who
shall he���of inealculable service to him in
the gaining of tlie abominable end he has in
view.
" Vou love her !" she nslis, hurriedly,
" 1 have not asked you if yon love him,"
retorts he, coldly,
"Trite."   She winces a littio.
" It is then a bond between us, to help
each other when we can?" demands he,
" A bond ���yes. Hut remember I pledge
mysi*lf to nothing," answers sho, thoughtfully.
CHAPTER XIII-
Moan Whilo Muriel, going slowly up tho
hi aii u in the dowager's room, feels as though
her feet arc clad witli leaden wings. That
last accusal ion of hia hr.il smltton hor sore.
Had sho wronged him? Had she betrayed I
Hor mind wanders back in a true lino to
the old days, whon she had strayed with
him through me ids and bnwering tracts,
days whon idie had thought of him as thu
ono man in all the world for her. If she
bad then shrunk from a life ot poverty,
sweetened even though it might bo ity love,
why, so had he !
Mho bad quailed indeed when she thought
of years filled with sordid care, but it was
lie who had carefully pointed out Lo her
those cares, Nn earnest pleading had bsen
used to give r)0r Strength to endure for dear
love's sake alono. Even that letter, so replete with angry reproach, bad contained
no entreaty to cast aside her allegionco to
Lord Branksmere, and lling herself with
honest abandonment into her lover's arms.
Somo hidden strain of knowledge whispers
to her that she would not now be Lady
Bran k sin ere had Staines been stanoher,
more persistent in liis wooing; that there
might have been a moment whon she would
have counted the world well lost for what
is now lost to her forever I
At this point iu hor meditations Muriel
diopa into a low cushioned scat in one of tho
Btalrcose windows and laughs aloud, softly
but with an Ipdeacribablo bitterness, A
steady barrier should, and must, Im placed
between her and Staines forever- Branksmoro Bhould bo that harrier 1
And now V She rises wearily from hei*
Boat in tho great painted window, and goes
on her unwilling way to tho dowager'*
apartments. Now, she has neither lover's
nor husband's love 1
She shivers a little as she reaches the
heavy hanging curtain that bides the entrance to the corridor that leads not only
to the dowager's apartments, but to those
of Mme. Von Tiiirsk. She stops short.
Beyond her lies the othor uiirtain that hides
tho large door that leads to madame'-) own
rooms ; those rooms that no one may enter
save madume herself, and���
���She draws a heavy breath. A sense of
suffocation weighs her down. It is the first
time she has been bore since that afternoon
when Mrs. Stout had escorted her through
the upper parts of tho house in tho character of cicerone. She rouses herself, however, and turning resolutely toward old
Lady Branksmere's room, knocks gently nt
tho door.
It is opetied to bor by a tall, gaunt woman, with a peculiarly bloodless face, and
eyes dueply set and colorless.
She drops back a step or so iu respectful
fashion as Muriel enters, and then returns
to hor station beside the bed.
The room is semi-lighted, the curtains bo-
ing closely drawn, a sullen fire is burning in
tho huge grate, and a black cat, gaunt as
Mrs. Brookes��� who had opened thu door
for Muriel���aits upon the hearth-rug. As
Muriel advances, this brute turns its head
slowly round nnd spits at her iu a malevolent iashion,
" Bo quiet, then, my beauty, my sweetheart!" aho murmurs, absurdly, to the
creature.
The dull llamcs emit a duller light;
through the dosed curtains a feeble ray is
struggling ; Muriel, peering unxiously into
this obscurity, finds at last tho occupant of
tho room who has desired her prcs-mce.
In a lingo four-poatorof enormous dimensions, lies a tigure, a more shell of our poor
humanity I A wizened, aged, wite!i-likn
faeo looks out from the pillows ; a face that
hut for the eyes might well ho mistaken for
a pioce of parchment.
Two gaunt hands, delicately formed, bu
inhuman iu aspect, are resting on tho failed
but gorgeous counterpane. The lips fail to
conceal tho toothless gums within ; and the
scant and hoary locks, are bound by a
funeral band of black velvet that serves to
heighten the ghastlinoBs of tho half-living
picture.
Tho dowager seems unaware of her presence until Mrs. Brookes, stooping ovor her,
lays her hand upon her shoulder.
"It is Lady Brankamere, madam. She
has came to see you���-at your request,"
"'iy���ay, I know. I am sick of her
name," returns the old woman, querulously,
There are so many of them. My Lady
Branksmere of to-day���and she of yesterday���and she of the day before 1 Why don't
some of 'cm die���eh ?"
I don't know, madam. Time will do
it, perhaps," returns the attendant, doubtfully.
"Slaves count time," quarrels the miserable wreck, vacantly, "It has nothing to
lo with ns. Who spoke of my Lady
Branksmere? Was it you, Brookes! You
ahouhl know better. She will nover be my
lady now���no���nover 1"
Hush, madame���"
But what of her���the little one ?   Sho
had ought to havo been my lady, but wasn't.
What of bor, BrookeB?   Is she coining to
?   Toll me, woman, or I'll atrike you?'*
* Not to-day, madam," soothingly,
'She  should, thon.   Memory Is quick
within me.   All, all comes back to me to-
lay.     Seven years ago,  Brookes.    Seven
years.   My poor littio boy I   my poor fellow I"
Vour ladyship will excuse her," entreats Mrs. Brookes, turning to Muriel witb
a sedate courtesy, ' 'It ia not oue ot madam's
good days."
"What is that youareoaying,ttrook��-* ?"
cries tho dowager, shrilly. "And who is
that lurking behind the curtains? Let'em
stand forward? D'ye bear? What aro they
hiding for, oh?". Here, catching sight of
Muriel, memory again takes fire, and she
knows her. Old habits return to her���old
dignity.
" You do an old woman much honor. I
am vory pleased to see you, my dear," ahe
says proudly but sweetly. " Pray bo seated', Hrookos ! a chair for my Lady Branksmere. It is a gracious action uf yours, my
dear, lo grant tha dying a few minuter
out of your young life I"
Here, alas I thu vital spark grows dull
again, and returns to ita aiul flickering that
is hut the prelude of ils death. Tho touoh
nf strength the worn-out brain had rccoivod
lies away, and stooping forward the old
woman twines her bony fingers round
Muriel's white wrist and breaks into futile
ii I dings.
Have ynu seen bor yet? The littio
thing in her while gown?" sho asks.
'_' Such a pretty creature. It isn't you I'm
talking of, you will know, because you art-
Lady Branksmere, and she isn't. She can't
bo uow, they tell mo. But she was the
prettiest little soul, ami all in white���in
white."
Bocollect yourself, madam I" whispers
Mra, Brookea, severely.
Co away, Brookes. Co away, I say.
Nobody understands me but Thekla. Where
is Thekla '! Ah ! she knows the little onc !
Thekla knows I���ahe will tell you 1" sho
whispers, leaning toward Muriel, who has
grown very pale. The old woman's strange
words���tbe evident desiro of tho attendant
to silence hor, have suggested to hor strong
confirmation of doubts that are already at
work within her. Seven years ago madame
had said I Seven years ago was Madamo
von Thirsk a pale, slender maiden? Did
she wear a white gown ? Was it sho
who should havo Itecn Lady Branksmoro in
hor���Muriel's place.
A sensation of faiutncsB crcopa over her
as she siis still nnd motionless beside the
four-poster, hearing but not heeding the
idle wanderings of its occupant.
A longing to escape���to got away from
her immediuto surroundings, to lie alone-
takes posscaaion of her. She rises precipitately to her feet.
" Slay, stay I'1 cries the dowager. " Von
haven't told ino yot if you havo soon her.
Sho, who ought to be you, you know I
But it is 1 seven years ago. Seven years I
No, Brookes," tcatily, "I will not lio ail-
ent; I will ask her. Why should sho not
he told? It is a sad story, aud my Lady
Brankainoro hern seems to mo to have
tender heart. Ah I it would molt a harder
heart than hers In hoar tho story
tho littio ono. Such love���such devotion
and all for naught. Now la too late I Vou,
nocd bear im malice, my dear: it is, indeed,
ton late, ns you know. Nothing could
make bet Lady Branksmere fnow I Vet
that is what she craves���what she cries for
night and day. Sometimes 1 hoar her in
thc ileal of night. I don't ask you if
yr,u soo her now I" sho whispers, wildly
clutching at Muriel's arm. "lean bob for
myself, Look I Look, I say. Site jb there,
Thore! in her little white frock, with���
WhatiB Lhat, Brookes? What is that?"
shouts Bhe violently. "It is blood���liis
blood ? D'ye seo the rod spots upon her
gown ? They are his-hia, 1 toll you���his
heart's blood ! Drops drawn from his pierced breast I Oh Arthur 1 Oh, my pretly
boy I"
" Vou muat not heed hor, my lady ; sho
is not herself to-day," saya Mrs. llrookes
hurriedly. " My late lord's death made a
terrible impression upon her. Sho Been
visions at times, or fancies ahe doos. There
is not truth in anything aha saya I I pray
you remember that, madam I He was hof
favorite grandson, you boo, and his Buddon
death, caused by such awful meana, unset tied her poor brain,"
" I know���1 understand," murmured
Muriel, in a stilled tone. Releasing herself
gently, from tbo dowagor's grasp, she rush
cs from tho room,
CHAPTER XIV.
Find ng the hall door lying   hospitably
open he enters the bouse without the usual
rat-tat and traverses the ball without meeting a soul.
The library is reached and found empty.
Tlie schoolroom is invaded with a sinking
heatt; but here, too, desolation reigns.
Good gracious ! Wiicre are they? What
on earth has happened? The piano is lying
open, and Mr. 1'aiilyn, seating himself upou
tho music-stool looks mournfully down upon
the yellow keys.
" I hope ihe new importation isn't playing the very dooco with 'em all," he soldo-
quizes, plaintively ; it looka bad. No yells;
uo skirmishing. Not as much as a cushion
aimed at a felluw'a head from behind a half-
opened door. It does look poor I It ia one
of two things���either tbey havo all succumbed to tho plaguo of thc cholera, or
llilly'a wifo is au out-and-outer. " Well,
I'll solve the riddle at once. If any of them
are still in the land of tbe living, this will
fetch 'em."
Ho lays violent hands upon the long-suffering instrument, whereupon thunders uprise from it fulfilled with that touching
melody commonly known as "Tommy
Dodd. Mr. Bollow, making his usual entrance into thc houso by means of the
achonl-room window, ia so staggered by it
that ho pauses midway, with one foot on
the balcony still and one on tho carpet inside.
And Margery darts liko a swallow into the
old room and literally (lings herself Into
the musician's arms.
" Hear old thing I" she cries, "To think
f'nu'vi* really come ! Ob, Tommy. I say,
low n.ee it is to see you again 1"
" Why, thero yon are, Margery, old girl
���antl how aro you I" returns tho Honorable
Tommy. " Pretty well, ch ? Bearing up, oh''.
That's right, Never say tlio ia your motto,
I take it; and lot mo tell you 1 admire your
spirit."
"Vou ought to," says Margery,  t-ayly.
"Ymi   linvo   l-a-1   plont-y nf til-IO tn   iiludy il.
What brought you down at this ungodly
period? Vou, who aro so fond of your 'Pall
Whip :
" I'm not sure, nnless it was to soo ymi,"
returns Mr. Paulyn, gallantly. "I mot
Brankamore one day in Piccadilly, and ho
Boized hold of ma as though he was a policeman. ' Come ulongcr ine,' said ho, and I
hadn't, much of an excuse ready, bo 1
coined."
" It doesn't matter a bit how or why
you camo, so long as you aro hero," declares
Margery, lovingly.
All this you may be sure is creating pure
rapture in the bosom of tho young man
who is atill standing transfixed between the
room ami the balcony. His eyes arc glittering by this time his brow is black I He
brings the teg that has been lagging on the
balcony iuto the room, with a resounding
thud that rouses thc two at tho piano.
'.* Thoro you are, Curzon," Bhe says quite
carelessly���
Ah, Bellow ! Clad to Bee you. How
aro you, old chap?" asks Paulyn.
" Quite well thank you." Iu a freezing
tone, and with a glance full of deadliest
hatred.
" That's all right I So am I," declares
Mr. Paulyn, cheerfully. "Oh, by Jove,
here's Angelica."
Like a pale lily she stands, erect, slender,
half child, half woman. Mr. Paulyn, who
is doubtless a poison of good taate, seems
delighted with her, and kisses her warmly
in cousinly fashion.
" Well, sho hasn't starvod you at all
events, Yoii were always slight, you know,"
saya Tommy. " Indeed, I might even go
further and say she has fattened you,"
continued Tommy holding back tho twins,
at arms' length,
" Well, how does she treat you !'' asks
the Honorable Tommy, sinking hia voice to
a mysterious whisper. " Is she supportable, or the very devil, eh ? I'm afraid it's
thn latter, But you'll have to bear up, you
know. ' A frog he would a-woning go,
whether his mother would have it or no !
Old song! 'Member it? That's your case
with Billy, don't you Bee?"
" But���" begins Margery, eagerly.
" Ves, of course, I quite understand all
that. Beastly bard work upou you
all. Bub what I bay is���don't give in to her
too much I Hold up yonr heads. March !
Give yourselves airs ! There's a lot of you,
and only ono of her, and I don't seo why
the crowd shouldn't win the day."
" Thero isn't any day to win," declares
Angelica, lifting her penciled brows. "It's
won already."
" Then more shame tor you���a poor
spirited lot I" exclaims Air. Paulyn scornfully. " To be sat upon at the vory firat
assau't. "I'm disgusted with you all. I
believed there was somo sort of go amongst
you, aud now? That kind is she, eh?"
with a startling drop from the higlifalutin
to the ordinary gossipy tone,
".Sho? Who, on earth, Tommy, ore you
alluding to ?" asks Margery, with aome
asperity.
" Why, to Mrs. Daryl, of course," very
justly aggrieved.   " Wlio did ynn think ?"
" How often havo I warned you
that your inooheroncy will ho your
ruin I From the way you spoke ono might
quite as easily believe you were talking of
tho man iu the moon as of Billy's wifo."
" If ynu exert your brain a little bit, you
will remember that I said ' she,' " roturts
Mr. Paulyn, who is now deeply incensed.
" And I never heard of a woman in the
moon, Did you?"
" Hero she ia !" cry the twins at this
moment in a breath. All turn, in a slightly
awed manner, to the door.
CHAPTER XV.
After all it is only Mrs. Billy herself who
meets their expectant gaze. Her bonny
faeo is wreathed in smiles, and sho accosts
Margery in quite a radiant fashion.
" See hero, Meg, I've got a real good
thing to���" but at this she stops dead short.
Sho stares inquiringly at Tommy, who is
generously returning tho attention. At last
Mr. Billy gives way, Sho smiles broadly.
" You don't help mo, Mog," sho says with
a little laugh, " Tho situation, 1 have no
doubt, is full of interest, but as yet I am
rut her in the dark. Is this another of your
young mon ?"
" Cortainly not," she says. " It is only
Tommy, Tommy Paulyn : you know."
" Why, yes, certainly," aays Mrs, Billy,
and holding out to him a friendly hand.
" Whon did yon como, oh? I snoiu to have
known you for centuries, tho girls talk so
muoh about you."
" Thoy would, you know���" he says,
giving his shirt-collar a conceited pull.
" Thoy are so fond of mo."
" Isn't it trim, Angelica," persists Mr.
Paulyn, " Don't you love mo?"
" Have 1 said so, Tommy ?"   asks sho iu
hor quaint- quakorish fashion.
" A thousand times," replies he,
I will not contradict ynu,   I will leave
it to your conscience I" Bays the slim, tall,
childish little thing.
" You leave it in safo quarters, then,'
ilcctarca the irrepressible Tommy. " You
havo named asumpirohi this case about, the
beat tldng of ita kin-.'. Don't mind her, Mrs,
Daryl, she adores mo. Come ovor here,
Angelica, and sit beside me, I have a whole
budget of news to open to you."
" No, I will not, says Angelica, " Vou
have not said what's true -I will not go
near you,"
"Then you'll be sorry presently," Bays
Mr. Paulyn. " When I'm gone I I shall
only bo hero tor a week or to at the furthest,
and who knows when you will see me
again 1 I'm a bird of passage, you know;
hero to-day and gone���"
The word " to-morrow" is squealed out
in a stifled tone, tho old sofa having given
way beneath him antl buried him amongst
its ruins. Heels up the Honorable Tommy
disappears from view.
" Well, I'm bio . Oh, confound '���* I"
gaaps ho, " What tho dooco is the good of
a sofa liko that, oh ? Regular man-trap,
what ? I'll take jolly good caro I don't
trust myself to ita tender mercies again."
" You have taken caro." cries Margery,
who is roaring with laughter, " It's in
bits, poor old thin*,. And such an old
friend na it was, Inn! Ynu might to bo
ashamed of yourself, Tommy-1
" Well, I'm not," says Tommy, and then
ho laughs tho loudest of them all at his
mishap.
"Aro you staying at Brauk-miere!'
asks Dick. " Murid aaid something about
your coming."
"Yes, at Branksmere. Fine old place.
By the bye," elanciug round him confidentially, "I never saw anything so awful as
Muriel is looking ! Like a handsome ghost.
White as paper, don't you know, and her
oyes as big as a pond."
" Elegant description I" murmurs Diek,
admiringly. "Been getting it up, Tommy !"
"She regular frightened me, I cau tell
you. I used to be spoony about that girl,"
confesses Mr. Paulyn in a loud, clear voice.
" I loved her like���like���well, like any-
ling, you know ; and now to find her so
pale and���and, still, rather took it out oi
mo. Somebody ought to see to it, you
know. Branksmere must be treating her
vory queer to bring her to such a pass, 1
can t get her out of my head," declares
Mr, Paulyn, earnestly. " Kept dreair.in' of
her all last night."
"You're in love witb hei-still," laughs
Mrs. Billy, gayly ; " that's what's the matter with you."
"Not a bit of it,"s.ys Tommy, Btoutly,
"Only she worries me. She's as good as my
sister, you know. In fact, all the girls
here make up thc only idea of home I've
ever known. And I'm certain Muriel���"
Ia quiet happy," interrupts Margery.
Why, what silly notion have you got
into your head now? Is Muriol nover to
have a headache ? never to look pale t Is alio
auoii a favorite of tho gods that all thc ilia
nf life are to bo hold back from her ?"
What  1 want to know is,"  said Mr.
P-uilyn " why   she married   llranksinoro.
He's a good old chap enough, and I really
like him,  but thoro was that other fellow
StBinoB ; he's staying   thoro   now, by  tho
way���doocod  bad taste  of him, I think-
well 1 alio was going to marry htm awhile
ago, eh !'*
" I'm jolly glad sho didn't," says Diek.
"So  am   I,"    supplement"    A-*tf-��li<-<-..
DaiHMiiir-ii-'.i-tu- sort of a man I"
" She married Branksmere because she
chose to do so," declares Margery, slowly.
"Who shall arrange for bor her reasons ?"
" Not I, for ono," says Tommy.   *' But
" Vou will understand that thero are to
be no 'huts' in this case," interrupts Mar-
gory. " I will not havo Muriel's motives
publicly canvassed.     Ho you hear I"
"Ah I I've discovered it,*' cries Mrs.
Billy at this uncertain moment.
" What I" asks Angelica, eagerly.
\\ bat it was I was going to say to Meg
when I first camo into the room. It escaped
mo then, but  now I have   it���recaptured.
Margery, a word with you,"
As for Tommy, he is left upon the field
in a diatinctly injured frame of mind.
It is an odd tiling if I can't disouss tho
girls' well-being amongst themselves," ho
protests, indignantly, " It is all very fine
their pretending to be so independent,
bub I'm their cousin, and a sort ofa guardian, by Jove. In fact, I feel as if they
were ail Hung upon my shoulders now,
somehow. Billy is, of course, too much
taken up with hia late purchase to see anything beyond his nose, and Peter" (mildly)
''is about the biggest fool 1 know I"
At this one of the twins bursts Into a
fit of inextinguishable laughter.
" That child's not well,   he says slowly.
Somebody had better look to it. If that
severe paroxysm continues much longer, I
wouldn't answer for the consequences."
What is it, May, Blancho ?' asks Dick,
who generally addresses each of tho twins
by both thoir names.
" Pat hor on the back, somebody, mildly
but firmly," entreats Mr, Paulyn generally,
" Givo it hor strong, Now then, my poor
child. Better eh ? Woll enough to explain i"
only this," cries May, "that what
you just now Baid of Peter is exactly what
he said of you yesterday, that you were
the ' biggest fool unhung.' That waa how
1 i put it."
"Ah! an improvement on my little
speech," declares Mr. Paulyn, unmoved.
"Peter, it a little wanting, is still a specially nice fellow, and to think me the biggest fool unhung only proves the truth of
my opinion of him, You agree with me,
Bellow?" draggiiiu into the foreground tbo
morose young man among the window-
curtains.
"Do I?" said he, in a tono that warns
Mr, Paulyn it will be unsafe to follow up
the argument.
" What is the matter with you this
morning, Curzon!" asks Margery, who had
again joined the throng, " You look to me
so sour, that 1 shouldn't think you would
agree with any one,"
" I don't want to," returns Mr. Hollow.
His wrongs bum within him, and liis anger
waxes warm.
" Lucky you I as matters stand,"
"I wonder you have the hardihood oven
to address me," breaks out he in a vehement nndoitouo���his wrath at last getting
the better of him. He does not wait for
her answer to thia, but turns abruptly
asido, leaving her amazed and indignant,
and in tact, as she whispers to herself, with
a good deal in for him I"
(TO  111* RtlN'TINUKD.)
**���      -ssH***     ****���
Expense! of English Club Life.
Tho life of an Knglish club member, with
say, $1,500 to $1,800 a year, involves economies that to the average American would bo
impossible, if he knew that by going to work
ho could earn as much more. It means lodgings in some quiet street, nt considerably
less than similar lodgings would cost hero,
breakfast at the lodgings, a luncheon somewhere else and dinner at the club or at the
house of a friend, 11 is possible to dress decently ou very little, so that tho young man
is able to dine at tho club the j ear round ;
if need be, to have his littio run in tho country, his cruise on a friend's yacht or his
fishing In the Highlands or in Norway,
It is common in London clubs of the quiet
kind to provide a table d'hote dinner at .'Is,
fid. The dinner may have in addition for
thirty nr forty cents a pint of excellent claret, Moat of tht dinners at clubs of vory
Sood standing seldom go beyond tho tabic
'hole nnd its pint of claret. Even mon in
comparatively easy circumstancoa aro content with this, and anxious that the meal
shall be kept within live shillings,
Something bettor is often provided for a
guest, but if ono member of small income
dines with another at tbo club or elsewhere,
a return dinner becomes a matter of obligation,
lhe economics of suoh a man excite no
scorn or surprise. Hia caso is too common.
He has deliberately accepted life at (1,000,
a year, and tho average Englishman sees
nothing discreditable in suoh acceptance, or
in tho voluntary idleness of a man perhaps
of education and brains.���[San Francisco
Argonaut.
lota of'icebergs.
A Norwegian Barnnrllela Aiiinn-*--! H��un
lain* or Ice,
A Boston special sayfl:���Tho Norwegian
barque Sjokongen, Capt. Cram, which arriv
cd last night from Wellington, N. 'A., re
porta that on March 9, when in la'-itudofil.
;\2 south, longitude 50, 45 west, she sighted
two large icebergs, each of whioh appeared
to be SOO foot high and one mile in length.
Tho next day saw botwoon 10 and 50 more
icebergs, ranging from ,1(10 to 800 foet high
and from 1,000 feet to oue mile in length.
From 4 p. in. to S p. m, that day icobergs
wore bo numerous that it was impossible to
count thom, and for safety he was obliged
to heave the vessel to, hi whioh position it
remained until daylight tho next morning;
when the barque was found to be completely surrounded with icebergs, extending
as far as the eye could reach. Fortunately
there was a good breo/e, by which she
managed to got clear of the ice, but only by
hard work, as the crew had to sleer tiie vessel a zigzag course. They filially managed
to clear the ice on March 11 in lat. GO.OI, S.
long. 48.80 \V��� after sailing between lho
bergs alt th at day.
HOUSEHOLD,
I Wif You Happy Dreams-
PJJOBBKCK JOSEP11IN1* UOVCB.
When t lie shadows arc loit in darkness,
Ami tho stars llieir vigils keep:
When two brown BSOSgrOW aweary
And i he vrhtto 'illsdroop In sloop;
Then I list t*- catch the whisper,
Thai sweeter ihan music seems,
When tin- Ki-nd-ni-jl-t Hii-; Is given
With, "l wif you happy dreams."
The brown head on tbe pillow
Soon is stilled by sleep'-- cares-..
Then forgotten tlie broken disho-*
And t Im tear in dolly's dress;
Then vanished lhe cares nf childhood
To lhat land of bright, sunbeams,
When t he eoOlt-nlght kiss Is given
Witb lis "wif you happy dreams."
Perhaps in tho passing cycles
Of year ��� that aro yet to bo,
Tho shadows may hide tiicsunshluo
And darken the world forme;
tiutthollglil of the past.Hhall brighten
Tn memory's lovellf gleams,
With the kiss of the baby sl-tcr
And her "wif you happy droams."
Johnny Advises bis Grandma-
There is, aa everybody knows, an old
saw based upon the utter futility of teaching one's grandmother to auck egga. It is
safe to aay, however, that Johnny never
had heard it���for John is just 7, snd hia
store ot knowledge doesn't run in tho line
of axioms and proverbs.
In fact I don't think that you could oven
mako him believe that people call maxims
"saws." Ho would say : "Oh, you're try in'
to fool mo," if yon (old him bo. John's
idea is that the wholo end and aim ot older
peoplo is |o fool him. Hu has deduced this
from thu photographer's tolling him to
watch for a mouso to come out of tbe
lament,, and iho nm-u'- idling mm that
.ho stork brought the baby,and his father's
promising that if he was a good little boy
be would take him fishing somo day���but
nil that is neither hero nor there.
Now, Johnny has a bad habit of forgetting at times whore he is going, Ho calls
it this, but we call it running away.
It actually grieves me to think how often
it happens that he doesn't moan to -.�� anywhere, but the first thing he knows bo is
in come other hoy's yard, or down town, or
over by the railroad track, or in some placo
that ho has been forbidden to go. (Due
reason why this thought causes me so much
Borrow is becauso it reminds mc of my own
childhood ; another is the chance that John
might perhaps attempt to spell this article
out and miss the moral.)
Well, this time ho wasn't payinp tho
proper attention to his environments and
whon his mother discovered him he was
three blocks from home and up on the vory
top of a groat windmill which had been put
up beside the warehouse. John had not,
himself, discovered that ho was there���if
wo may tako Ida word for it--until his
mother called in a loud, frightened voice :
"John, come hero. Get down from there
at once."
John got down, but ho gravely told bis
mother on the way home that she did a
risky thing to call so -Jiarply to him when
he was up so high. "Why," said ho,
"what if I had of thought that you'd whip
me when we got home and had of been so
scared that I'd of fell off. Then you
wouldn't havo auy little boy any more. I
felt sure you wouldn't whip me, mamma,
else I wouldn't have come down at all, I
can tell when you are going to punish mo,
an' you ain't going to this timo, I know."
John's voice had a somewhat forced cheerfulness and his eager eyes scanned bis
mother's flightened, whito face aa though
ho were not so sure of his fate aa he pretended to be.
For once Johnny guessed wrong. His
mother did whip, and anundly, ton. Afterward she got a long rope and, fastening one
end about his waist, she tied tlie ot her to a
post of tho front piazza and then she brought
him a little stool and placed it at his grandmother's feet.
Now, grandma, you will have to watch
bim," hia mother said. And grandma-
dear, sweet grandma���with her soft, white
curia and beautiful old face, shook her head
gravely and looked reproach fully at tho
small John, whose faci was juat as noncommittal as a wooden mask.
There was an unbroken  Hihmee aftor his
"tthei* loft, only for the crickets and tree
toads and soft summer sounds, ami tho
gentle breeze swayed the hop vinos with a
lazy, waving motion. John did not like
silence and ho haled to sit still. He made
a rabbit out of bis handkerchief, furtively
watching his grandmother's faeo the while.
Thero was uo approval in tho mild blue
eyos ao ho turned his back upon tbe old
lady mid made faoos at a little girl wlio was
pas-dug. Presently he turned back again
and plunged at once into animated conversation.
Gramma, was you ever up on a wind-
No, John," sternly,
Well, I shouldn't think you'd want to,
you're too old, It wouldn't bo Bafe, gramma, for an old woman like you to climb up
so high."
No response,
"An' gramma, yon know that place down
by the shee-pole���"
" The what?" Grandma's curiosity had
betrayed hor into speaking.
" Wliy the sliee-polo. The placo whero
they wasli the sheep, you know, in thc
creek."
Oh yes, I understand."
Well gramma, don't you never, never
go in swimmin' down around there. Why
it's so deep it's over my bead. An' gramma,
there's big fisher thero that'll eat you. Thoy
don't pay no attention to beefsteak lied on
a string, but they cat folks. 1 know a man
that they bit, he showed mo the placo on his
arm."
John moved his stool up a little nearer
her, ami he took one of thc wrinkled hands
in bis own and hold it caressingly to his
cheeks, " an' say gramma, if you chew
tobacco it'll mako you awful Bick. Vou
won't never try it, wilt you '! For I don't
want my dear, dear gramma to ho sick, or
got drowned, er fall oll'n a windmill. Nn
siree, Some hoys don't caro a bit, but I
love my gramma too much."
Tbo little arms cropt around grandma's
nock and hor soft, white curls drooped down
over .1 oh nny'h head anil hid the young rascal's
fi-,-.'e uumplulely ; But I could seo that thu
gold-rimmed glasses were dun ami misty,
and ! hope���1 don't Bay that it was so, mind
yon, 1 only hope��� that Johnny was crying a
little bit, too.
Lovo and Beauty-
To a plain woman who ia a wife, her
want of beauty ia almost always a grief.
Sho fancies she might have secured a more
perfect allegiance if she had worn tbe roil
and white of some fortunate woman ; bIic
pities her husband among other men, as Sir
liawain's wife may havo done, that Mb wifo
ia uncomely ; She longs to fill bis eyes with
pleasure; she would lie burned alive if she
might rise from her ashes fair enough to
tako tho reproach of bor uncoinolincss a way
from him���fair enough to seo his gaze follow her with rapture, Sho does not realize
that it is herself that he loves, and not au
evanescent bloom or sparkle ; that if she
has not beauty ho does not miss it; lhat
his eyes now follow her with rapture of another and better sort; that fair or foul ho
loves her, and if her eyes wero crossed li
bo would not have thom straightened, and
bo change her to ono fairer.
a great deal belter tlito- the hay-making of
the last century, whioh overtaxed the spine,
and bo are riding, as now practised, and the
walk of eight or ten miles, even if il ends in
a rather fatiguing trudge, Exercise of that
kind, while it makes the boya lissom, sets
the gills up, acliamje which is no doubt ono
cause of their apparent increase in hei In
Thoystand on their feetnnd stand up OS lheir
grandmothers, with all their drilling on
backboards and injunctions to sit straight
up against ehairbaeks, which wero tortures,
never did. The girls stand like soldiers,
without their stiffness, aud because they can
do it, and know they can, they fall instinctively into a style of dresa which displays
their ability, whicli recognizes, for example,
the place of the waist in tho human tigure.
(jirls do not "lollop" now, have indeed
almost forgotten a word which 10 years ago
was incessantly in their seniors' month *,and
was thc origin in thousands nl eases of positive physical harm. A well-bred girl nowadays does not sit as if she woro listening to
a rebuke, aud stiffening herself to disregard
it; but slii; does not " lollop," any more
than she ties herwaiat bolt about five inches
too high.
Hark This-
A sunshiny husband makes a merry, beautiful home, worth having, worth working
for. Ifa man is bre.vy, cheery, considerate
and sympathetic, his wifo sings in her heart
ovor her puddings and her mending basket, counts the hours till ho returns at
night, and renews her youth in tlio security
ahe feels of his approbation and admiration.
Vou may think it weak or childish, if you
please, but it ia the admired wifo who bears
words of praian and receives smiles of commendation, who ia caimhln. discreet '���"���l
iULlvK
For tbe Cooks.
Lkmo.v I'ik.���Thfl grated rind and juice
of two lemonB, to which add four eggs {reserving the whites of two) beaten with two
cups of sugar antl ono tablespoouful of butter. Then take two tablespoon fills of flour,
mixed with a little water, add to it one cup
of water, and stir into the other ingredients,
Tlie whites of two egga beaten with twelve
teaspoonfuls of augai frosts the topa. This
makes two pies,
SrjRAMBt-BD Eons.���Do not beat them before cooking, havo a hot skillet, and take
them off while they aro yot very aoft; they
cook a half-minute after they aro taken off,
for which many cooks do not allow. A dash
of lemon juice just as they nre going to the
table in a hot dish is an addition.
CahamblFii.i,in(ikohCakes.���Threectips
of brown sugar, three-fourths cup cream,
three-fourths cup of butter, boil together
until it hardens in water. Beat all the
time.   Very delicious,
FuriT PiKs.��� One of tho best ways to
make pies from small juicy fruits ia to
cook the fruit 'separately, thicken it with
a little flour or cornstarch and pour into the
shell after ilia baked. Tbe best meringuo
for auoh pies Ib one of whipped cream, As
pie crusts when baked without a filling aro
apt to puff antl rise unevenly, lay over tho
shell before baking an oiled paper, such us
confectioners use. Then put in a filling of
small squares of stale broad that you wish
browned for garnishing soup, or otiter uses.
An apple pie made withe ut any'under crust
and with the apples cut in halves, dusted
with salt to develop their flavor cud
sprinkled with sugar, is delicious. Iu serving such a pie uso a largo spoon. Auy apple
pio will be found more delicate if made
without spices of any kind. When apples
begin to lose their llavor, sprinkle them
with the juice and grated yellow pool of an
orange or lemon.
Swiss Nut Cars.���The solid portion of
tbisnoncoction may bo made by any favorite
rule for jelly or layer cake. Kach householder has her own method. Fortlin tilling
Good Housekeeping saya: Cook in a double
boiler one pint of milk and one cupful of
sugar. Mako one tablespoonful nf cornstarch Burnetii with two tablespoonfuls of
milk, pour over thu sweetened hot milk,
stir constantly, pour back ami lot it boil
until cooked thick. Now draw back from
the lire, let it cease to boil and heat in the
yolks of three largo eggs or four small ones,
Let it cook without boiling until it thicken!
nut dues not curdle. While it is cooling
prepare a rounded cupful of hickory nut
meats'butternuts would do, but a less quantity should bo lined, as thoy arc rich), saving
out the unbroken halves to use on tho top
of the cake. These nuts should uot bo
pounded but ground in a small mill which
is made for this and similar purposes.
When the filling is nearly cold, beat in
these ground meats together with ono
teaspoonful of vanilla extract. When the
cake ia cold, use this mixture for filling
between the layera, Garnish tho top witli
a soft icing flavored with lemon, nnd edge
it with the beading of tho half nuts. Put
another row or two of nuts within the outer,
if you like, but it will bo sufficiently rich
without that. No moro tonthsomo cake
than this waa over made, if you follow tlio
recipe,
Bums' Nests.��� Toast small slices of broad,
butter, aud place them on a platter. Break
as many cogs as thoro aro Blicca of toaat,
keoping the whites and yolks separate.
Beat tho whites stiff, seasoning with a little
salt. Place a spoonful of theatiffened whites
on each alico of toast and lay a yolk in the
centre of each. Set tho dish iu a hot oven
until tho yolks are sufficiently cooked then
serve hot.
Li*'.'Hon Wn11*. ������Cover a quarter of a bo1-
of gclatine'with four tablespoonfuls of cold
wnter and stand nside for a half hour, thon
add a half pint of boiling water, n half cup
of sugar, thi* juice of one small lemon a tea-
spoonful of vanilla, stir until the sugar is
dissolved and stand away in a cool placo to
stiffen. When congealed but not really
hard add tho unbeaten whites of two egga
and boat tho wholo to a stiff whito froth.
Turn into a pudding mold and stand aside
for several hours to harden. Servo with
vanilla Banco mado from the yolks of the
eggs und a pint of milk,
Coi-teh Cake,��� One cup of brown augur,
one-half cupful ot molasses, one-half cup
ful of buttor, one-half ouptul of very
strong coffee, two and a half cupfuls of (lour,
one teaspoonful of soda, ono In-aping tea.
spoonful of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful
of cloves, one-half toaspoonful of mace, one
cupful of raisins, and one cupiul of currants,
Cover with aoft icing.
Color   blindness  is  far
I among men than women.
nore   common
The Girls of To-uay-
Food haa been helped by training. It
has become a custom to let. girls livo in tbo
open air, to suffer them lo play games which
thirty years since would have boon pronounced '���lioydonlsb "���then a most oppro-
Inioua adjective���and even to train them
through gymnast ics with sclent ilic at ten tion
and regularity. They may take as much
exercise  as   they  like,   and  owing to tho
partly accidental Introduction of vigorous
games In which both sexes can share, they
like to take a good deal. " Ladies'cricket1'
and "ladies' golf " are imitative tricks.with
nothing to recommend them but the open
air ; but lawn-tennis fa sharp,healthy WOrkj
Uverlooked ���
Mrs, Strongmind {about to start to tho
Exposition grounds)���" Let me see���here
are tho wraps, here's the lunch-basket
anil hero's tho opera-glass, aud here's tlio
bundle of umbrellas. I guess we've got
everything, and yot���children, we haven't
orgotten anything, havo wo T"
Husband and Father (standing mookly
at the horse's heads (���Shall I get in now,
my dear?"
Mrs. Strongmind���" Why, sure enough,
dames ! I knew there was something lacking '."���[Chicago Tribune.
 ���������*���.
Tie Might Ventara a Tip-
" If I might venture," said tho guest, in
a low tone, as the diguifiRil waiter assisted
bim in the matter of putting ou liis overcoat, "to givo you a tip���'
" Ves, sir," said the waiter, relaxing considerably,
" I should advise you to try earnestly to
break yourself of tho habit of lingoring you r
muatacho in a aevere, abstracted manner
while you are taking a dinner order, My
hat please.    Thank--,
"You don't call on Mi-is Cutting any
more, I hear, Hlobber." "No." " lii.l she
rcjoab you T" " Not exactly i but whon 1
Hrst began calling thoro was a mat at tho
door With tho word 'Welcome' woven iu
it, and a motto on the wall that read ' Let
Ua Love ono Another.' Later 1 noticed
that tbe doormat was changed for one that
aaid 'Wipe Your Feet,' ami a motto declaring that ' Early to Bed and Early to
Hiso Mnko You Healthy, Wealthy and
Wise' had taken tho place of tbo other,"
BHIBF AND IMTEKESTINQ.
Quakers are sai.I lo be unusually long-liv
cd.
Verdi, the composer, is the son of au innkeeper.
tigtli ������* 500 y rd��.
Spain haa fewer daily papers than any
other European country.
A load af two tons can be readily carried
by a full grown elephant.
" Ouida," the novelist, was born at Bury
St. Edmund's fifty-three years ago,
Consumption is l-clicvcdto be more prevalent in Ireland than in either England or
Wales.
Thc Chinese wall is morn than 1 |20O miles
long, generally over .'ill feet high and 'J-lfeet
thick.
Those who notice thc rapid growth of
their finger-nails should be happy, for it is
considered to indicate good health.
Pigeons were employed in tlio mail service in Bible times. Thoy acted as letter
carriers when Joshua invaded Palestine.
Lilies arc raised as a regular field crop in
tho Bermudas. In ono of the largest lields
over 100,000 may be seen in bloom at tho
aamo time.
The venom of the cobra if swallowed is
harmless,
Philadelphia is now to havo a college of
undertakers,'
Silk hats were lirst manufactured with
aiiccosB in ISIItl iu France.
According to Andrew Lang, Great Britain
lias 100,(100 novelists.
The Czar's throne is said to be worth
four times aa much as tjueon Victoria's.
Good players of the harp are said to bo
tho scarcest ot all musical performers.
Tho great anesthetic, chloroform, was dis"
covered hy Guthrie, 1831. and was first em*
ployed iu surgical operations in 1840.
The best Chinese razors are mado of old
horseshoes.
Only 10 por cent, of German schoolboys
are said to go in for athletics.
Tbo Orloff diamond is believed to be responsible for sisty-sovon murders.
Light-haired people, as n rulo, are longer
lived than the dark-haired.
The total import of palm oil into England is about 50,001) tons, valued at ovor
��1,000,000,
More tobacco is used by the Auatriana
iu proportion to tho population than by any
other nation.
Of tho total number of ahipa which annually pass through tbo Suoz Canal nearly
80 per cent, fly the British flag.
A French prince advertises that he desires to sell hia titlo and anna, "tbo whole
guaranteed by authentic parchments of the
reign of Henry IV."
Fifty millions sterling are supposed to be
lying at this moment in thc handa of banks
antl banking companies in Scotland in the
shape of unclaimed deposits,
A quarter of each generation die before
attaining tbo age of seventeen ; but a man
thirty-two years of age may expect to livo
for another thirty-two.
Tho most powerful and heaviest gun in
the world weighs 135 tons, is 40 feet in
length, and has a I'if-inch bore. Its range
is II miles, with a projectile weighing I,-
H00 lb.
Sir Andrew (.'lark, M. D., onco prescribed
by cable, for a patient ill Victoria, British
Columbia. The messages passed between
tho Loudon doctor uud his patient almost
hourly.
Tlio Emperor of China ia the supreme
head of his subjects, and is suppnsii to receive his instructions us to tlio management
of thn vast territory commit ted to his charge
by decrees from heaven.
Mr. 0, H. Wilson, M.l\, who has been
fighting the dock unionists at Hull, and his
brother, Mr. Arthur Wilson, are tlie largest
private shipowners in the world, and two
of iho richest men in tho country.
One ot tho fow women who uero privileged to call Mr. (Hailstone "William"diet!
recently near Liverpool in her eighty*
Seventh year. She was Mary Ann McKoau,
and for more than half a century shu was ill
the service of the (lladstone family.
Tho producing power of the banana ia
forty-four times as great ns that of the
potato. The dried fruit is readily converted
into nutritious Hour ; it may be also manufactured into sausages ; beer can be made
from it - while thc skin can bo tinned into
th, ami the juice mado to do service
either as ink or vinegar.
Tho tobacco pipe is never seen in Spain
n use among tlio natives, nor are tobacco
pipes to be purchased in any of the --hops.
Cigars nud cigarettes, manufactured in tho
Government factories in Spain, or imported
from Cuba or the Philippines, can alone be
procured, nnd are universally smoked by
tho people.
A postage stamp, equal in value to five
cents, is pasted each week in a littio blank
book which every servant girl in Germany
carries. The stamp ia the donation of her
mistress, enforced by law. Should tbo girl
get sick, the Stomps are redeemed by tho
Government, or she may keep them unredeemed until she is old, when the ('overn-
ment pays their faeo value.
A curious incident connected with thn
Servian army is the manner iu which most
of the regiments carry tho big drum. It is
not, as in most other countries, slung in
front of tho man wlio plays it, but is placed
upon a small Iwo-whcelcd cart drawn by a
large dog, which lias been so trained that it
keeps its place even through tho longest
und most tedious of marches.
A Canadian baa invented a simple and
ingenious device to bo attached to all bottles containing poiaona. It consiats of a
mechanism fastened tothe bottom of the bottle, and -io arranged that every timo tho bottle is lifted or moved it rings a little bell.
With a death's heatl for the eye, antl a kind
of death rattle for tho oar, il scorns as if accidents ought to ho entirely avoidod.
J'tiiii-e Odosealohl, who lives In Homo, is
renowned for his great wealth, ami, be it
added, for bis great generosity. It sooms
to havo boon supposed that bo was almost
as simple as rich, for be recently received
two letters asking for the modest sum of
50.000 franca in each case, a refusal In bo
followed by bis immediate assassination.
Tho money was in each instance to be put
in a certain hiiiing-plnce as intimated. The
Prince fullillud each request, but at a distance the police were ou watch disguised
as monks, an.I pounced upou the innocent
ones us soon as they had secured tho packages,
Speaking of the good which a singer may
unconsciously accomplish byexerciso of her
vocal powers, Mine. Antoinette .Sterling
said lhat ono evening at a concert aim sang
"Darby and doan," and a few daya afterwards sho was told by a friend that a
gentleman au I his wife who happened to be1
present wero so affected by thu Song that
Ihey had become reconciled *.o each other
ufler a quartcl which had mntlo llieir home
wretched for months.
A curious list has recently been made of
tbo Kings ami Emperors of Kurope who
have been overtaken by misfortune. It appears that 3(14 have been ousted from their
tin ones, 10S have been condemned to death
and executed, twenty-one have committed
suicide, thirty-four are nu record as having
been placed muter restraint in consequence
of having become insane, 123 have been
killed 111 warfare, twenty-live have been
tortured to death, and *J5I have been
officially declared to havo been assassinated. Tlm number of monarchs who are suspected of having been assassinated is infinitely greater. It will bo seen fiom this that
the possession of n throne is not without
its extremely objectionable and disagreeable
eatures,
-fi?
The average height of tho  elephant
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Tht'.  Financial Situation,
Diere is a wave of tnanci.il depression
tliriHi-jhotlt thc monetary world. The
failure of the Panama canal scheme, the
i 1 iienae losses entailed on liritisli bniik-
e,-. by failure, in South America, antl thc
v i(tl landed speculation in New Zealand
a nl Australia together with the reckless-
i**ss of the Australian provinces in ex-
pentlitutes and consequent borrowing,
have destroyed confidence uml unsettled values. Times arc hard as :' result
and especially so in commercial centers.
liven the districts do not escape, although
they stitTer less. How long is this to
hi-it? Until matters hnvc bad time to
settle and until confidence is restored.
This cammt be done in a moment. Legislation cannot help, except in tbe direction of undoing bad legislation. Tbe laws
of tridc arc regulated by natural causes.
I*or ourselves, as a community, the course
ja plain. We should trv nn experiments,
but push forward on regular and tried
hue-,. Least of all should we stand still
Wc should endeavor lo export a little
more than we import, and lo produce as
far a.i practicable what we need. Husi.
lies', should be pushed but with economy
and caution. Speculation may await
easier times. Industry with its usual adjutants will overcome the evils ot depress
ion, restore confidence and introduce all
to a new era of prosperity.
Australian  Trade
The successful establishment of a
monthly line of steamers between Sidney
and Vancouver is a matter of very great
importance and far reaching in its results
Australia being soulh of the equator has
it*- w inter when California rejoices in her
summer. Front the two therefore wc
inn obtain fresh tropical fruits the year
round and at reasonable rates if we will
but lower the tariff bars. Ily means of
ihi.- line we may build up also a good
trade with Honolulu. Whnt is perhaps
most important to tbe fanners of this sect
ion v, ill be thc introduction of cheap
mutton. It is .said thai it can be laid
down in Vancouver nt half of present
rate*.. Cold storage warehouses will have
to be established, but tbe trade will -nob-
abl) justify it. The small amount brought
on her first trip by the Miowera as an
experiment is said to be excellent and
���here can be no doubt thai our farmers
m itl soon fell the effects of the importation fa.
The only course for them to pursue is to
follow other lines of which there arc many
I^vcry year the world is being brought
mote closely together, and tbe means of
human support and enjoyment may be
brought more effectually within lhe reach
of all by the adaptation of every section
to tbe production of that for which it is
best fitted by nature.
Prosperity of Comox.
Tlie out look for Comox district is indeed promising. Tbe mines upon which
we largely depend for our prosperity are
being worked witb increasing advantage.
June Is a pivotal month. At this time
contracts for coal are usually made for
the ensuing vear by tbe large consum-
mci'8, Everything now indicates increased shipping, and a larger ontput.
The splendid quality of coal produced
with the certainly that in quainty it is
|��i act really inexhaustible justifies the pre
diction of great progress. Tlie building
activity in Cumberland townsite adjoining llie "Camp" on the east is a g ratty-
ing sign. Tbe improvements are of a
most substantial character, and doubtless
Union will within the next three or four
years become as large a place as Welling
ton.
Tbe developments ot* Bayne Sound arc
,1 dticct result ofthe mines and it is be
lie-ved will in time, assume important
pfoporlions. The custom's officer will
be located bere.and the hotel and store
shortly to be erected will, by the accommodations they will afford, invite trade,
and neighborhood settlement. Another
year we may expect the road to Courtenay to be finished from Union wharf thus
adding to the importance of its central
position from which roads radiate in all
directions. This i-> no insan advantage
,1111 will have an important bearing on its
future.
The presence of iron ore in near prox
iniily to the best of furnace coal, and
coke with lines of cheap water transportation must result in the near future in
tli>: establishment of iron industries thc
effect of which upon our prosperty is
simply incalculable. Then there is nur
immense timber wealth, almost untouched
Although the lumber trade is at present
depressed it cannot long continue so and
in ty be put down as a substantial basis
of progress.
In addition to tbe almost unequalled
sources of prosperity mentioned are our
rich farming lands, the most extensive on
the island, with a home market such as
only a mining section can supply. Truly
out tines haw been cut in pleasant places
an 1 out future is bright.
CHINESE ECONOMY.
rue Canning ArtfaU lUaort to mm? h>-
th-'-li In Order to rill Thvlr I'ur-w-s.
Nothing is wasted in China. The
���tones of various fruits and the ihella of
nuta are *lrii-d antl carved into ornaments of tit** most graceful kind. Among
the stones n-e-l are olive, plum, peach,
tak'lni and cherry, and uf t-m-Mln the walnut and coeoaimt. The -.tunes art se-
'-'i-t'-d with care; each must exceed a
'Hrt'dn standard of size, proportion.
hardness and weight. Tbey are dried
slowly aud at such a heat an nut to
) crack or sprout, and are then ready for
the carver. Tbo designer mark* a
rough outline ofthe future group or picture and bands it over to his apprentice.-).
Tlu-utt work witb great rapidity and
soon block out tbe design, cutting
through the hard ligneous ti-tsue, and
then extract the kernel, A It-cond treatment now takes place to dry the interior
of the stone, as well us to prevent the
tine lining of the interior from undergoing decomposition. This completed,
tho dcf-igner sketches n second outline,
and also indicates by bis pencil or brush
where the surface in to be lowered,
made into leaf work or nrabi-si-uery, or
bo cut altogether away. The work is
performed by the subordinates as at
tlrnt. Tbo designer then does tho finishing tout-lies, after which the assistants
clean, piiHnli, nnd oil or wnx the perfected carving. The stones are sold in this
shape to quite a large est ont, but mora
largely ��������� other forms. Among theso
may tie meiukri-wd buikm--, *r..toH
charms, sleeve- links earrings, and
brooches, and, when strung together,
bracelets, anklets, ueeklaecs, wntoh
Chains, rosaries, and official ornaments.
The price ofa stone varies greatly with
tbe workmanship and tbo fame of tbe
carver. Home may be bought as low as
tun cents a piece, whilo others command
h-. liij-li a*- ���*������.' and **;i ��� urh. Tbe average
price is thirty cents a stone. The carvings dicplav great variety and beauty.
One ehi'-- v* composed of birds, reptiles
and higher animals. The dragon, griffin,
Btoric, snake, horse, lion, tiger, camel,
elephant and bull are favorite figures. A
canon in Chineso carving is to repro-
diu e only thc-'o animals which have
boon deified, and the ten mentioned nre
about the only ones which hare enjoyed
divine honors. A third class, and by far
the most interesting, comprises group*
of human figures representing scene** 111
history, poetry, mythology and tht*
drama. The workmanship Is ofton so
fine as to be microscopic in its deHcncv.
In fact, the finishing touches are made
bv the artist while 'ising a magnify-in**
glass ot! at least tiftv diameters. On
stones not over nn inch in length it Is
not uncommon to find eight, nine and
ten characters in different attitudes mid
costumes. ���| Washington cor. Boston
Transcript.
l---liitiiiK l��j Wholesale,
The painting and decorating of the
vast exhibition bulls at Chicago is un
enormous undertaking. Frank Millet
is tho artist iu charge. A recent esti-
innte of the oreu to be covered with
paint developed the faot that it would
lie impossible to set enough men at work
with brushes to complete tbe task in
time for tho opening of the Fair. Mr.
Millet thereupon contrived a machine
lor doing the work, It consists of a
piece of gas pipe flattened at one end to
make a 'spray." From this a rubber
hose connects with an air pump driven
by nn electric motor, and beyond this is
1 barrel of paint. The pump snuks
paint from tlie barrel aud the nir jet
-prays the paint with force upon the
-urface to bo coated. Four workmen'
with thin tiiechuiiieiu can accomplish
1 tore in a day thun n small army of
: 1 inters  could  iu  a week.��� Scientific
���uencun.
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
DRUcaiiSTS   and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician Uf Surgeon
OFFICE & -R-B3I-DE1TC*
Courtenny Pharmacy
COURTENAY,  B. 0
Chas R Hardy & Co
Kstntti
And b'in'uiclal Broker
Notary Public, Conveyancer,
Nun nil mi.  II. 0.
vVARNING
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district faster
thaa a walk, will be prosecuted accord
lug to law.
S. O-ooh
Gov. Agent.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing,
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNION BAKERY
Courtenay B.  G.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
LOOK.
IN ION fs 1VERY
-   A  N   I)   ���
JH'XEE *5*CJLaXiB
I   _        I,
'j ~   i
All Kinds of Teaming Done.
Horses ard   Bigs for Hire at
LOOK HERE
'UNION-
Saw Mill
All kinds' of Rough and
Pressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
Also all kind* of ""������ 'oukling,
Lath, Sawn and Jilit Shingles, and dressed I'ine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
NOTICE THISI
The Giant
Stumper
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rales.
IMPROVE Your STOCK
OUR PRIZE oTAIMo
0
n
0 0
11 Norman   McLeod u
o - u
0 The justly celebrated ��
o Clydesdale; will travel n
0 through the District this ��
o season. y
�� R. Grant & L. Mounce, ��
0 Props. Union, B. C 0
Dr W J Curry
(DEN T 1ST.)
H A Simpson
G B Leighton
At tha Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� nnd   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A IlaslAtn. Prop. Mill St., l��OBoxSfi,Tel,l-��
Nanaimo H. C,
A complete slock of Rough nnd Dressed
Lumber always on band; also Shingles,
Laths, I'tckcis, Doors, Windows and
Winds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Fine,     Redwo#d.
All orders at compamed witbC.\sn prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and outside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,   Wholesale
and Retail  Dealer    in
CARI'KTS,    I.1NOI.KUM, Oil. CLOTH    AND
- HOUSE     FURINISH1NG -
f&* Largest EstuH'shment of iu kind.
1*14 Cordova St.       V-inrouver,    B. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
**y UNDERTAKER.
Courtenay B, G.
Fraser tJiThomas
Stage and Livery Business
SUge connects with all steamer- at
the Bay.
Also do ��� general
Teaming Business
Orders may be led at the Canrtenajr
Hotel, or thii office.
Bairi.ieranJ Solicitor    Offit* in 2iul
Green's lilodc���nrar l'ust Office -Nanai-j .,    ...     ,,,    ,
lio.   Any number of teeth removed!        *������*'���   l-"""   l'1<"k'
without p.iin a*tl without the use ol] Nawainin, I'.. 0.
Ether ur Chloroform.
SI-R/IlTGr-   MILLE3STERY
We have recMve-d our new Millenary and are very busy   filling  orders
for spring Hate and Bonn*ts,   Coma down  and aee us at once
isi      DRESS   GOODS      ��&
We have surpassed anything over attempted before   in this   line,  and
the trimmings are simply ela.-rant.
All -our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
SLOAN & SCOTT
Cmmercial Street Nanaimo B. G.
I Make It a Point 5 Know
THF. GOODS I HANDLE,
For ��ho Isit thirty years bavin-*- liandli-d Silver Ware, rnanufactnred by tlie
Ctlil-rntt-d Hiins uf Hied ami liar on���Uod^rrs iS47 ���uml Mi*rid*��n lliitatmia,
I know them to In* A I.    f^. In Ji-wt-lry, Clocks, \VuteliHt, and  Kpeolaclw-
I Show theLHRp-Ht,StiK-k in -1..-.J-V, AT HAH1> TIMKS   PttlOKH.
Spe-jul atlt-nli- ii given to n-parihg in ALL Bf-iiches of tlie Trude.
tJ^. Orders l��y muil v-iill hav-t prompt aiteirimi. ^J
I. R. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store.        Nanaimo B. 0.
Kttt-iblinhud 18T3-*
BASTION,   WHARF   AND   FRONT   STREETS
JOHN HILBERT.
MANUFACTURER AND DIRECT IMPORTER
AIM Dohler in
CARI'ETS HEDDIXC, AND WALL PAPER,
GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
AGENT Will IE SEWING MACHINES.
UNDERTAKER.
nanaimo b.c.   p.����**
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
gaBton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the   fine-it   cigarcs,
employing! none but white labor*
Why purchase infi-rinr foreign cigars,
when you enn obtain a supkuior arti-
gi.k for the same money?
Raper Eaper & Go.
Booksellers,     Statlouors,
Oeneral   News   Agents.
Nariiiimo. 11. C.
Nanaimo Machine forks
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanainio' B. C.
All Kinds nl Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trots
Mainland Nursery *
*      I.adni-.rs Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and fnur year old
A."=*PIjE THBE3
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches,
Ornamental  trees for latytla  and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and ever-
greens of every variety.
I. R. Gilchrist,,
Courtenay
C. B
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. O.
W. E. Mc Cmney Chemist,
Manage f*.
Puro DrU��s Chi'inicairs and  Pnteni
MKtioinea.
I'Uy-icn.a    I-retnlptjotw nnd all orrti-m nil-tl
with cult' and ui*-|i��tili. }���. 0. box Vi
Geo. Bevilockway,
-"**���    Red Mouse    -���-
nnm-o-ercial 8t.     =��-   Nanaimo. B. 0.
Dealer in Gener.-si Merchandise.
Ili-;liest cash Price I'aiil for Kurs,Hides,
ami Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
; Nanainio Steam t
CARRAGE WORKS.
llaston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B. C.
Gejieral Blacksmithinj*, Horseshoeing
(.'.irrugc Building, etc.
\Vu^oris   and   Farming   Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Urill-
- -in*! Machines made to order on short
notice.
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
II0X598,  No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka   Bottling  Works,
LOOTS LAWMHCE, PBOPWITOE,
MANl'KACTUIlKIt or
80DA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
.Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of I.at;er lleer Steam Ilecr and Porter
ARcm for Union llrewery Company.
'    Nanaimo and Courtenav  B.  C.
rI,D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines, B, C.
nxxxxy ������*>���*>��� ��j
A Prize Rebus!
de*roted to Lltentur*. Home Life, Fuhion, ttc.. mist trtistlc Ir, upiimranre and patron-
lsed \>y thi best cla-is of rtadcrs. The moat eiact good IlltA ��UI be kept with every sub-
scriber, both u nrfUdi tha Mataiinc and prtmtami.
-. -U|��--l--*DirMj-*MlM,n.m��
-; 4>sir Ma-nMind Wlrls, ��t -.5 tenia a yar.   Kate
 _. . I'M Illlli. Weiit.afidd'-n.itcoiuToundourpub'
Ucatiou witb way others oraomewhut similar name*.
PREMIUM   LIST.
Tathe Ural person sohiic paule we will award an elegant s\smsmms\ Plaao,
ted at IflOftttbanest wlUmrlm 4i��l�� Wateh 1 the third a -Milk Dr-M* Pattrra ;
fourth, atB-arlOT MmsAti aWxt tbe fifth, a MIvFr Watrht the sixth, a Haw-i w
 tr; the H-*/eBtb, a Oold Baoom 1 the. i-lgnth a Hii.vnt rivK o'clock Tka 8iot: to
the atit ten wilt be given each a beautiful Gold Bhoccb.   To the middle sender will be
""���at i  '   ���  ������ *��� " "   *
awarded a GftMa*.. ,.
sender or any friend. Th<
anil to thi* ten following, oath a Cmaton 1'ORTiurr of
    . _.., ....nd. Thi-Knd>rofhtterb-*arlnirlate-4tp'ii*lmiirk.iir.vi��iirii<> Augiir-tlMh
next, will nct-lva a tMi Wlkh.   The aeiuU-r nasi to last will receive aHlver
ihnark,ppjvlouata Au-rufiUMh
Wat��Bitsnpr*^lBf7-*��li"��Ua^
CMDITMmi-Eacli contestant anust cot advertfsem<'iit out and forward to
I 1   at with eomH anawer and Twlrtr Oe-raU for three month's subscription to the
-r> UDBr ttvimoi m CO, lee m SI, Wnl, toronU, Cm. -���
This town is located in the
midst ofthe largest agricultural
settlement on Vancouver Island. It is within six miles of
Union Mines affording the farmers of the valley the very
best home market, and is situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are an important
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large, mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and our
hotels of the best.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
OOtriLTElWA-Y- B.C.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
8BTTUEB8 SATISFACTOBILT LOOATBD OK PUBLIC LANDS
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
HrpbartBros.Froprs, Comox B.C.
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