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The Weekly News Feb 26, 1895

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 G. A. McBain &Co.
al Estate Brok
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain & Co.
Real Estate Brokers
���***��� Nanaimo, B. C.
! 20.
$2.00 PER YEAR
K -    -
151 J, McKim,
���S   Dealer in  Dry Good?,   Groceries, Boots &
fin   Shoes, Ready Made Clothing, Hardware, etc.,
;t)   at the Old Stand, Coiner First St. and Duns-
&        ,       ���
0 muir Ave.
New   England   Restaurant ��-@*gj
O. H. Fechner,  Prop'r.
Meals At All Hours
���JaJT  tzbue���
Prices:-10c. 15c. and 26c.       21 Meals for $5.00.
-^ Union,!, GV^-
Soda Water, Candies, Stationery and Books,
Imported and  Domestic Cigars.    Briar and Itfeerrchaum-Goods,
Ths Above Stores Adjoffi, Where P.vtryfhi-ng* cf the Eeit iu their Kcrpective
lines will be found.
A.  W.  Mclntyre  Prop.
Choicest meats  always on
hand.    Fresh fish weekly.
53T      Vessels    supplied  on the shortest  notice.      ""iEj*
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
(Fine assortment of   *V\7" ATiTi
JUST  ARRIVED B"PlPEEi  of the latest de-
''I*-....*.        -
Two" Cases Spring* Clothin
I inspection I nvited
���5   Cases   of   Shoes   J List    at
We have on the way
the largest-and  choic
?est assortment of spring'
goods ever brought in
to    this    district
Look out for the  Arrival, of which   Notice
will be given   in this  paper.
Simon Leiser, Prop.
Swooping Bnhutioulll
McPhee ��Sf Moore hereby
notify their friends and patrons
that on and after ist March
their business will be conduct
edon'the Cash ���yslein Al ue.
They arc confident that the
introduction of the cash system to Union and Courtenay
will be beneficial to all parties.
They are 'prepared to make
Sweeping Reductions in the
^ present prices of all groceries,
cj drygoods, feed &c. Look
out for our list of sensational
prices on ist March.
Cash and Cash Only ---On tlm ftr-it flay of .Ytoreli our goo-li tn alt tho ���Ufforeril Iim ���
Marked Down *���> the i ov/est Possible Price '"���Cash nnd cash; Only
Ingroduntioiiinprlcon will bu made In nil our rttffiorrrjt lines to oaeour*-;.*-' UiO'-ciuIi
which wobollovoiobc Lho most bonoflclal to both seller and h-j-yer.      Mel-bco -V '
Union lines
Furniture    Store.
A    Full Line of  Everything
Including Granite nnd
AN 11
33 mL--D-E~S
Grant &- McGreoor,.RrppL*,
Tlios, 0. Morgan
Nore but the bast
quality and most
fashionable '-oods
ksipt in slock
Fashionable Tailor
William's Elock,
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and Surgeons.    "'
���cri-q-ioi-T, 33. c.
Noiirc U hfirehy given lliarln ihe'm.'it
ter ofthe instilment nf Mr.'SlmYpS'boK
(������,������ ,v ana tlio Bar win fee visits i <rory-    faf", Ciiuriennj**, io Louis W. Kajlcjuii
Wcfino .u.yufurrnot'n for the purpose of con* ! realestaieagent Union, lor  ihe  bene
*%lwlsut��dirtnnco*��lll iwclro e��r-.j.jit.   . of liis eretlitors a mc.c-.inK of-illc   credi
toiillon tm ro oipt of tii'oiilionomoBaaBO-'��� '    . orswiiM.elie.il  1)11   1 lun sdny, -the   2H1-
���....-...,.   ��� ..���i���- :���r���i���rrt���     clay of h'eliruary f8p- at 11 il. 111., 111   lli<
ofHce nf llie undersigned, in Union.
... D1NTAL H
Dr. AC West, of Victoria,
.tSvVIll visit union professionally
����� on Wednesday, Keb 27cii and PS: J
st' mala unill i huroday, Marcli 7tn i
Louis \V. I''atic)lii'
. Assiicnee.
���A. C.
t. rvi
Iiu. West '
wnul.l c 111 >.',"
tloBlrliw Aru
liuiy I.e. I
el luuuuri* lo Ills
llltu iKO'll or alllllll.
i o of wbloll lie ll
olnnc.   3���lo.inons
������9-Extracllni.j; without pain hy��ny.
uillcuii nsitliil jmrfoouy b.i..I.....1 aiiiieslusUo, I
Office: OniDborlajij. Hotel.
Kelly & Jenkins
P Are here for the next P
H .thirty clays. Photos H
0 Laken from stamp to O
T *'life size portraits: spe T
Q. cially for schools on O
S Saturday; all work S
guaranteed P and finished
in the best . H and latest
style.' No. O photos taken
on TOS        Sunday.
A    If AI-.IVII1-JI
Sign   and' Ornamental
All or-lorr, promptly attended to
Prices away Down
..���ill semi um Iiy tn.ill for M
rut. 11 ]�� rolls Jititstur. i-r fix
tfl   U,rri'ili:fufinlii. Ui li.iek
Iiiiii.il 1..
lorlii, H.O.
Open to young men unci women, All
thai care and experience can clo for the
young people.
Special terms for five month course.
For further particulars apply to
Hox 145, D. Mel). Hunter,
Union. Teacher.
"Sh. Carpets,   Rugs. **K
x        Shades. x
Big consignment of these
goods just received by Grant
&. McGregor. The window
shades will make your eyes
water���just from the celebra
ted firm of Menzie, Turner &
Co.,   Toronto.
Land���If you want to buy 20, 40 or 60
acres of good land, call and see K Phillips of Gi'antli.'iin.   He enn suit you.
Save time ancl money by getting a weli
made and perfect lilting suit al Morgan's
the fashionable tailor.
M    Al
���JAS.  J^CZMZILL-AJSJ-  So 00..,
Minneapolis,   Minn.
Trip to Honolulu Interesting Particulars of the Mid-ocean isles-
A Word Here and There.
As mentioned in last week's issue Mr.
(loo. Kurd, postmasler ami fanner, Hornby Island lias just returned from a trip u>
thc Sandwich Islands, Thinking that
sonietliinij hUei-i-siing might Im learned
vac dim uil one ol uur rcpurters to inter*
view hiiinviih the following icsnlu
Uep. Mr Ford, when did you leave
for l-lor.o'uhi ?
Mr, Konl. On the i*?tliof December
U-t I |r>ok the steiyn-thlp WaVrimno at
Virion 1 for Honolulu-* securing second
cabin p..ssnge.   Very lew look iir-i class.
Iverytliin** was   ne.it   ami   CU*Hloj:Ui]*-Ic
and tin* i,il-!c tt.n of the IjesC The pits*
sengers were m-ottl) business men, who
soon became very soc'til and ffiendly.
The tii|i >uts p'otu-ant nnd much enjoyed.
I forgot to mention that the pnssage was
only $35! same for return. I had to
show $50 in gold when 1 bought a ticket,
and when 1 reached Honolulu after a
week's sad also had to exhibit the .$50 before 1 could land.
Rep.   What about Honolulu?
Mr. Ford. Oh, it''; a city about the
sizcof Victoria, with.oiily two lirst class
hotels in it with prices respectively of $2
ami $4 per dav. The restaurants are
largely patronized there. They have no
good building: stone, brick or sand, and
the houses are made from material cut
Iroin the lava���not very good. The cost
of board is ubout tbe same as here.' All
cooking is clone by thc Japaand Chinese.
0 rJwuod U from $10 t*i $15 per ctrd
and rather small.
Rep.   What ofthe climate?
Mr. Ford.- Delightful. Vou ��ct there
thc north-east trade breezes. There is a
difference of only ten degrees In the*) ear.
il is soniewb.it rainy, and inicpmUaht",
but not like the colVee plantations on a
much Higher elevation where thc rain
comes down in bucket-fulls, Flowers
ind fruit grow there the year round.
Rep.    is it,orderly there? -
Mr, Ford.   Ves, jost as safe  as   here.
1 wa.'-iherr'-wliei' 'the rebellion broke
���*.���'.   This created a good deal*of exciie.
. ..ui. but was slmrtrhvcd.
Rep.  ""Did ynu travel about much?'
Mr. Ford    Pretly co'iM-leral le.   Tra-
'elmV '-��� very dear there. 1 visited the
��� clebrntul \��lcano Ktluucaoh ihc Mauna
Loa uvui'-lain i*rllaw,iii. the largest* ac-
; - volcano in thy w..rld.\,
���ir Foul brought a bundle of recent
pap- rs.   Ao   examination,  showed   tbat
Ui ;(��� rti'ir" ai least three daily papers
liubliiili il in llotioUtlq. lhey contained
n 1 u: cgraph news, ol course, and neither
did ihe; contain any news gleaned from
��� rci;rn papera wll ch arc' received by ihc
ieao\ers merely local paj.ers with little
! -*. 1 news  aiul ' tilled   principally   -.villi
������ 1 i:t\ j'atc ina.i'-r and ndvertiUme^ts.
, \m< ug the Inner llierc could  be   found
lei! ing ir, ind catc thai there were   any
1 .ii.iv.t*. plantains, c.cn.vnuts, or Uro
.vh cli are known to abound. Sugar appears to be kin/, ���   ��� .-
Wc are to have aiwn shop at 'Msl���
l��ng needed. Mr, C. H. Tarhell of Vie-
to-ia ��as in town nil W'cdticsdiiy arriving
by ihc last steamer and made ,-n range*
me its to have if suitable building erected
on Ounsmuir a-��c. for Wis business. This
will be pui up at nnce so .is (6 be com*
p -jled hy Wedne-rtlay-March 6th when
.Mr. Tariiell is expected back ready for
its occupancy..^no will be prepared to
do(!verylhmg in hi- line and comes high-
ty rec<immendcd haying been connected
ivith the leading houses in Victoria for
-ome years, lie is���')iiginally from ihc
eat^ where he has hat] iiai*gfr,��tpeiiience.
He is a inan of family, which, however
rv.ll remain in Victuria for ;i while until
���uitahlc arrangements car be made for
hem here. *  * *-**'' ' *    ...
The following is ihe
die SS. Joan 00   I < t
F. JuncsJ J. Cartliev
Urquhart, S. Ptercy, I*
��� i. Scfunnn* Mrs, Kei
-1. Fox. S. McKn . I*,
bcior, A. Selvatq, K .It
er.sl1.-11i) and wife, Has
���>ay,"Williams. Mrs.O
VVendick, Mis, :, h
lor, J. R, Mille , E. I1
inne, Mrs Duncan, F
C-.-R. I'ei|)cr, CI I on
ham, Hoyd, A. L). Wil
T. II. Uerg. K. llr>de
���a sender  list  of
upward   trip  last
I  Urqpliart',   A.
-i. Anderson, 11.
:.-'!. C II. Tarbell
W 1 ���.on, Loui Hoi-
Hill, N. V. Wick-
ins- Kabv, I. Ram
-ford, M.v, Ijwan,
no lift, Misstfty!
The necessity ofa hospital here is now-
very apparent as it now has, we understand, icn patients. A visit was made to
it Saturday afternoon for the purpose of
learning its exact condition. The various wards were seen. The first thing
ob&rvablQ was the neatness and orderly
manner in which'everything was kepi and
done. Thc sick appear cheerful and
contented and to be receiving overy attention. In all the wards there was a
grate lire furnishing plenty ol heat and
ventilation, Tbo bedsteads were of iron
and suited to hospital requirements If
some friends would send in -i'ine cheer*
fill pictures to adorn the now bare walls
ihey wbiild be much plcasnnter and the
effect on tlios*" who are compelled lo gnxe
on a broad expanse of white piaster,
would be beneficial. Ami we "light say
here thai a little thoughtfulncss in send-
in" in Jome flowers would not be amis*!,
The matron, Mis. Westwood, appears to
be taking a lively interest in her work.
She is, ue are told a regular graduated
nurse from the hospital.-, of the old country and well equipped for her responsible
position. Miss Shaw, the nurse ii well
liked, quiet and attentive to her duties,
but as no mortal can beon duty 24 hours
a day, she has of late been "spelled" bv
Mrs Anderton.
Thc old range is useless owing to not
having been properly set, and the want
ofa sufficiently sized chimney for* draft;
and we suppose this will have tn await
needed funds. The cook, however, gets
along very nicely on present nppliances
for the time being, and does good work.
Attention is paid lo furnishing a variety
of food, so that each meal is not a dupli*.
cate of the one 11 followed. Fresh lish,
wild fowls, and fresh mc us make up n
menu 10 tempt ihc appetite. No salt
meat ol any kind has been inside the
hospital since its dnor- were opened, notwithstanding the rumor staitccl by some
wiseacres who never knew what fresh
meat was.
Thc expenses of running the hospital
are small when we consider what is being
done. In fact economy under present
conditions is comp I'iory, ihe government
so far having m id..- n 1 ippropriation towards sustaining thc ho'-pital except as
to building.
It i-. a great advantage td have a physi
clan resident in the building, and the services ofa trained nurae a-* matron who,
if an adequate salary were paid, would
receive ?^o per mom]). And yet-no remuneration is received beyond the use of
living rooms antl table board. Il is hoi
likely that Dr. Westwood and his wife
will consent for a great while to continue
hospital life, and deprive themselves ol
the comfmts and pleasure nf a private
home, to which ev.eiyoni' 'if aui;.*.e as*
pires. IT) the "mean time die present arrangement is ihe mo t economical as
well as , the most advantageous every'
vnv for lhe hospit.il dtret tors, and tt is
to lie hoped it will no* be changed until
thc institution is  established   on  sound
Visitors arc w
o'clock wet k daj
and .|
The whslebjii k, City of Everett, arrived Monday ami kfi today with 400a ton*
of coal for San Francisco.
The Mineola left Wednesday nt 2 p.
m. for I'ort Los Angeles will. 5000 loos
ofco.d.       .   , .
Thu Comet with scow left Saturday
wilh 220 tons of coal for tbe gas company of New  Westminster.
The lug Daisy left Monday "with 154..
tons of wash nut cpal for Victoria.
Thc Sah 'Mateu* will be due next
'The tug Dnisyleft Tlfursdny with ' 165
tons wash coal for ihe SS Kingstonpf ths
North Pacific Steamship Co.
Services will be conducted next Sabbath at the usual hours in the hail.
Morning, it a. in.   Evening, 7 pr m.
The pastor wiil be absent for one Sab
bath owing to a meeting uf presbytery
in Ninaimo but the pulpit will be supplied.
Sabbat li school, 2 p. 111; Bible class, 3
p. m.
Prayer meeting and baptism Wednesday evening, 7 30 p. in.
The Rev. S.'Cleavct, M. A. "ill be   in
Union next Sabbath Mat. yd andpecu
\\ illianif*, Quann, | pV the pulpit ol Grace Mclhodisl church,
j. Wil-on,  Cm*     morning and evening.   Mr. Cleaver is a
���id family,     rnan o| more than brflinary ability, and it
!l   ' *'������ will be a Heat for all who   en,   tu   hear
The concert in aid of ihe Union and
Comns UUtrict hospital will take place
on Thm-alay eve it In 3 the 38th liiM, It
will be und 1 the iimnngtmcnt of Mr.
Howell. The charge of admission is only to cents. We understand that Mrs,
I'ikci hi* kmtllj donated the use of her
hall. The nicritiol the conccn wilt well
repay ihc .0*1 of attendance for every
ebon i*. la ing put fnr'th W make it-first
class, Every one should take tickets to
help along ibe hospital which is .1 public
necessity. .    ,
I3FWRITE FOR Circular giving Latest Market Prk.es.^1   Fair selection; immediate returns.   |3FMake Us a Trial Shipment.*^
WIHTK- At Union, Febr'y 21st Lottie
White, daughter of Mr. and Mr-UV.C.
White, ol whooping cough, agT*d 8
WHITE,���On Saturday Feb 23rd at Union, the Utile da ightcr of Mr..and Mrs.
Phil Up White, aged one month,
TREE.���At Union, Sunday Feb. 24, William Tree, a miner, aged 56. lie was
an old pioneer, having been upon ibis
coast fur over 20 years, lie was a
member of Itlack Diamond lodge No.
5, ol Nanaimo. Union lodge No. 11,
COO.1', had charge of his funeral
which look place today (Tutsday) at 1
p.m. from the Oddfellows' hall
The K. of p. ball at thc Bay Inst Thun
day evening proved even a more decided
success than was-expected. Thc number
in ut tendance wab fully i��">- Mr, Peipei
of Nnnaitno assisted by Mr. Harvey ol
Nob lill! furnished the musk, 'lhe re
fre-dum-iils wete provided M: Missrs.
Kemvard & Proctor, bakers of Courtenay.
From Denman a- lew came, including
Miss I'iercy, and Miss l.nuis. The turnout from Courtenay was general, but
about a third of those in attendance were
. from Union. Thesociely n.ust have netted a very handsome sum.
A nuelinu of lhe directors of thc Union and Comox District hospital is hereby called for 8 o'clock Wednesday  even*
���i ing,Feb. 271I1 at the new school house.
J. B. McLean, Sec'y
fish:    fish:
1 will   deliver   fresh fish ever>
to the  people  of  Union   and
Cumberland. II, H- Hoyd
The new- Dickson hotel has been fined
up inside without regard to expense, but
wilh due regard to convenience and beau
ly. The bar room is nol large and cannot well be made a loafing place. The
tittle cove in the corner as you enter, to
use a marine expression, with ils elegantly designed columns and arrangement**, ia
a "thing of beauty.' Thc bar fixtures
ami richly framed inirmr, doubling in ap
pcarance thc size of lhe room, with the
really meritorious paintings, ofa character
which might properly adorn a ladies parlor, give a general effect at oni c pleasing
and artistic. The wood work was done
by Grant and McUr��nr, and the painting
and paperhanging by Theobald and Wat-
kins. They Iwiih exhibit correct taste and
splendid execution.
Concert Thursday night.
Sponges and Toilet Articles at
Plmbury & Co's.
Let every one attend the hospital
As you pass, call and sec Morgans
cheap tweed suits.
The concert Thursday evening.
The paper mill nt Alberni has been
closed by the mortgagor.
Tomorrow, Feb. 27, will be Ash Wednesday���the first day of Lent.
Great mduition in suiting and panting,
at Morgan's, the fash ion able tailor.
IPiml'tiry's Balsamic Elixir v/lll
cure your couch.   Try IL.
Or. Tohnie, V. S. of Victoria wns up to
visit professionally the celebrated ''Kara.
We make a specialty of Family
Recipes. Plmbury & Co.
C, 11. Tarbell, tinsmitli of Victoria was
a guest at ihc Waverly a portion of ihe
K. II. Mill of the Black Diamond city
was in town Thursday and left by way of
the Bay.
Morgan, the fashionable tailor, gives
you your photo enlarged free for any $10
Mr. A. C. Fulton, butcher, will adopt
the cash system in his business on the 1st
of March.
Grant & McGregor will receive by this
week's sici'mcr a large consignment of
McClaiy stoves.
for SALE���Cheap for cash, a good Kr.m
organ. Enquire of T. D. McLean,
jeweler, Union.
Mr. Fred Wilson, representing Mc.Len
nan and. McFeciy of Vancouver made os -
a call Thursday,
Mr. Berg was in town Wednesday and
Thursday looking after the interests of
the San Francisco Examiner.
Mr. Russell, farmer up the settlement,
accidentally dislocated his aijklc. We ,
have nol learned the particulars.
For clioicc pier*, cakes, wedding cakes,
party or social refreshments, call < n
Kemvard & 1'rockter the "Courtenay bakers.
Attention is called toad, of Or. Wr*.t,
dentist, in another column, lie will be
here on.the 271b and is highly recommended
The management cf the Hospital Con*
cert will be under Mr. Unwell. Tickets
rn!y ;o cents, dale Thursday evening
tlie 28tK.'    '
Mr. A. D, Willinms' wife and family,
and Mrs, John Williams were among tbe
passengers*to Union on Wednesday by
tbe SS. Joan.
Miss Nash, milliner, will "-ell the* remainder of her stock nt cost until the
joili of March, to make ruom for her
new spring goods. '���
FOR RENT OR SALE���A*nent story and
half cottage at the thriving village of
Courtenay, Enquire of
' R Cessford. Union, B.C. ���
y.r. John Urquhart of Urquhart Bros.,
accidentally suffered a fall at the saw mill
in Courtenay last week, striking upon his
head and has since been confined lo Jus
Mr. Watktns of Theobald iV Watl-ln'**,'""'
painters, will be*here tomorrow   lie is a
skilled sign painter.   This enterprising*'
firm is doing work away down so  ai   to
live and let livo.
Mr. Miller, reprcscntim? eastern furniture houses-mid Phillip Eckert's' under;
taking supplies, ."ntrfslibre lasl steamer day
and obtained from Grant -.V McGregor ;i
birge order for a general- assortment of
furniture, **��� ���
The ji-'e.at mammoth  store   of  Sttfton1'-*-*
Leiser has everything from a-tooth pick- ���
hand made, from   Kio,  to   magnificent
silks from1 the celebrated looms  of  Ver*   .
sallies.   Mr. Leiser is'tiow arranging for .'
regular shipments from Europe.
Remember that on the first day of
March- close at hand McPhee & Monro '
will sell for snot cash only*, but will pla* c
their goods at so low a figure as to Like
vour breath away. Don't believe it?
Well call and sec how long you can bold
your breath.     * *  ������
The concert ol Thursday evening
will be enlivened by a banjo duct bv
Nir. and Mrs. |. W. Jenkins. They will
be dressed in character. Mr. Jenkins
will appear again in the progamme as n
banjo soloist, and will deliver his celebrated stump Speei b   entitled "De   Milk   ill
De Coconnul."
At No, .| slope there ivass small pocket
nf ;*-is reached > n Monday niglu by Geo.
Whitehead, tosullina 'iti burning his anus. .
nci k and Inea-t. lie v..i * taken to the
hospital, Ai iho mme slope on Tuesday
David [oues was burned aboui the neck
and arms Irom iho snme 1 ause. His in-
juried arc slight however,
We are in rec**ipl todav ofa copy of a
jpdcial edition of Copp, Clark nnd Co*/* ,.
Canadian Almanac for 1895, printed for
llie 'enterprising corporation of IL IL
Warner & Co., Ltd., of London, England*'
who arc now solo proprieiors.j.of "Warner's Safe ("inc." It is full of valuable in
formation and reflects credit nn the publishers as well as on the enterprise ofthe
English company.
In No, 5 shaft thc sinking goes on at a
satisfactory rate. Two accidents occurred there last week. The first was on
Puesday when Jay Allen was hit by a -
falling bucket*cliain. He was pretty bad
If hurt and was taken to tbe hospital.
The second case was that of David Jones
and occurred on Thursday. A drill slipping from some po'nt above hini struck
him on ihc head. lie, however, was all
light in a day or so.
On Monday evening of laM .week the,
congregation ofthe English church dci
culcd that lhey had secured sufficient
funds to justify thetn in proceeding to
build a house of worship. Tbe following
gentlemen were selected as a bnilding
committee: Kev. J. X. Willemar, Janies
McKim, C. Watson, and D. Lawrence,
officers of ihe church; and F. B. Smith,
H. P. Collis, J. W. Fauquier, K. Sharp
and D. Jones. The committee wdt or-
ganized by the election of Rev. Mr. Willemar as chairman, J. McKim treasurer,
and J. W. Fauquiei secretary. -> **Y
"Why not a run to St. Malo and a couple
of montha' yni-hliuK"'"
Sir Mark proposed as a oure foreign travel, hut Myra ntuiecl to go, Kdie tried
vainly to inveigle her inio aome -UntriK-tiou,
ami Gueat Bpenta little fortune lu concert
and opera tickets hi trying to persuade her
to accompany lhem,but thoy were Renerally
MUa Jerrold tried hard, too, and waa
more luceeanftil- coaxing her nleoe to coma
and atay at liar house, or to spend quiet
afternoons with her, no onu due being
admitted. Aud all thu timo it was under-
it.ooit thm the unfortunate engagement
wuh ii inbjeot tabooed ; bit one liny, whon
Myra wm with  hor alone,   llucst having
heen there hy   accident   wheu   the ��� ioiia.na
oaine���that li to wy.by onu of hia aooidenU-
und ut iv ���UggWtl9D from  Mm -JftlTold that
a walk would do Edio good, u her fate
looked "very   patty,"   having   taken Kdie
for thu nail! walk���Miu Jerrold eeeing the
wistful eyes, sunken cheeks, and utter
prostration of her alee*/-! face, bethought
her of a phui to try snd revive interest in
things mundane, at a time when the girl
memed to be slowly dropping out of life.
"We've pottod aud cosseted her too
muoh," said Aunt Jerrold to herself. -Tl*
try that,"
She triul that, ami attacked her niece iu
avery blunt, rough way, keenly watching
the effect of her words the   while.
"I do wonder at a Kir) of your spirit
wealing your heart out for tho sake of a
scoundrel. JT.ui'adoiio il I" she added to
herself, for a complete change came over
Myra's aspect,
"Aunt t" she cried indignantly.
"I can't help it my dear," said the old
lady sharply, "I've kept it back too long,
and it ia only just that 1 should tell you
how reprehensible your oonduot is. Here
is a wretched man who professes to love
you "
"Malcolm Stratton did love ine, aunt,"
���mid Myra proudly, as Btung beyond endurance she gave utterance to the thoughts
���he had kept hidden so long.
"Looka like it'.'* continued Aunt Jerrold.
"Bah ! tlie horsepoud is too good for suoh
as he |"
Myra turned upon her fiercely.
"Aunt," she cried, "it is not true I"
"But it fa true, my dear, or the wretch
would havu snail a few words in his de
"I cannot Btay here and listen to you,
aunt," cried Myra, rising with dignity,
"It ia cruel of you to speak of Mr. Stratton
like this.'1
"Oli of course. Silly girl I The worse a
man is, thc more weak, infatuated woman
defends hini.''
"I defend him, mint, because I am sure
thero must he some good reasons for Mr.
Stratton's conduct. He was not the man
who could have acted so, His whole carter gives your charges the iie,"
At thai moment Edie and Guest returned
thc former joyous and bright, but forcing a
serious look as soon as sh*3 saw hot cousin's
agitated face.
"I am waiting for you, Kdie," aaid Myra
coldly ; and, Lurning to her aunt, ahe bent
her head slightly, "Coodafternoon, Mr.
Ouest," she said, and she left Lhe drawing
"Aunt, dear, what is the matter?" whispered Kdie,
"We've been quarreling, my dear; thank
goodness1" said Miss Jerrold dryly.
"There, good-by. Run after her, little
woman. Kiss me; I haven't quarreled
with you."
She embraced the gi-1 uircetiouately ; and
as Guest followed to thc door, and held
out hiB hand, .Miss Jem-Id whispered :
"Come up again when you've aoeu thim
to thc carriage."
Iu five minutes Gueat wan back looking
at his hoBlcaa wunderingly, for the old lady
was aland ing in the middle of the room
with her face full of wrinkles, and her
arms folded across her chest. She did not
seem to see him, ami he made a slight
movement to attract her atteut ion, -when she
waved her hand toward a chair.
"Hit down, boy," bIio aaid, without look
ing in his direction ; "I'm thinking. I'll
attend tu you directly.''
He obeyed more puzzled than over ; and
at last she took a chair hy the liu-ik.dragged
it acroaa the carpet in a masculuu- way,and
thumped it down in front of him.
U'a not a pleasant subject for a lady"
unmarried lady���to talk about, Percy
Guest,1' she said ; "Imt I'm getting auch an
old woman now that I think it's lime I
might apeak plainly/'
"What about':'' said Gueat, wondering
of what breach of good manners he had
been guilty.
"What about, you willy hoy*.' lien's
poor Myra eating her heart out,Kdie miser*
able, my brother a perfect bear, I'm worried to death, and yon say, what about I
Malcolm Stratton, to bu Mire,"
"Oh I" cried Guest'  very much relieved.
"Well, I du not flee anything to look
pleased aboul, air.'1
"Su ot OOUtSO not; only I thought I had
been doing something,"
"You have heon douiu notlllna, it scorns
to me," said Miss Jerrold ��li irply,
"Keally, I havo dono my beat."
"But I thought barristers wore sueh
clever people I"
" Oh, dear no," auid Quest seriously,
" Very itupl I folk as a rule, Sort of gun
a barrister is. The solicitor la tho clover
man, ami he lias to load the barrister he-
fore he goes off,"
" Thon for goodness' -take get some
solicitor to load you, and then go off and
���hoot aomethiiig.''
" 1 wish yon would load me, Miaa Jerrold."
" Well, look here, my dear boy. Wo
seem lo have soil led down lo a belief that
Malcolm Siratlon haa been a great scamp,
and that lie drew back on hia wedding
morning in oonserjuenco ofthe interference
itf BOnie lady who had a hold upon him."
"Yes, that is what we thought," -mid
Quest sadly.
"And then tried to commit suicide out
���f misery anil shame ''"
" Yes, I have beeu able to get no further,
poor fellow.    He is Utterly  dumb, as aoon
as I try to get anything from him."
"What does that friend ot his���that Mr,
Brettison say !''
"Mr. Brettison ?    I have not seen him,"
"Why not. Ho lias known Mr.Siratton
many years, You nhniild havu consulted
him, and tried to lind out from him what
night havo happened iu daya gone by."
"I did think nf thai."
"And did not act?"
"I have had no chance, Mr. Brettison
is out of town, 1 have uot seen hini since
���hs wed '
''Ah I" cried Miss lerrold warningly.
"Sinco lhat unhappy day."
"On that day ?'
'  "No.    It wan a day or two before, but 1
think I heard Stratton say   Mr.   Brettison
same to soo him that day, and that he was
goiug out of  town."
"Humph I   That's Strang*
*��� Why T" aaid Guest.
" Hs was very fund of Malcolm Stratton,
wasn't he���1 mean, isn't h
" Tee, of courae."
*��� Why should he go out, on Stratton'a
wedding day, insteail ot stopping to congratulate him i"
" I don't know. It waa odd, but Mr.
Brettison is eccentric,"
" It's more than odd, Percy Guest," aaid
MisB Jerrold,looking very keen and intent;
" the clew liea that way. Mr. Brettison
must have known something and quarreled
with Malcolm Stratton; il
" You think so ';"
"Yes his conduct suggests it. Qut of
town? Hasn't he been to his oltamhers
si lice !"
" I think not."
" There is a clew then. I've loaded you.
" And find Mr. Brettison ?"
"Of course. Then try and got from lire
the information we want."
"Dowe want thnt information, Misa Jerrold?"
"Of course wedo.sir. Malcolm S* rat ton's
actions may be purged from theirgl -a-mesa,
and happiness como after all."
"Heaven grant it may I" criud Quest,
"There, then, you have something sen
sible to do; better than alwav-i calling here
in your speculative way. Go to work at
onoe, and oome anil communicate wilh
Ouest went off at once, and lud himself
driven to Benchers' Inu, where he uceuded
to Stratton's door, but turned off to Brottf-
son's where all was dark and silent.
Heknocked, but thero wis nn answer :
and, after repeating the knock several
times, he went to Stratton'a door, whero he
had no better sucoeaa. Going down, he
orossed to the tunnel-like arohway, where
he found Mrs, Brade,.--and learned Mr.
Brettison had not yel Warned from the
Mr.   Stratton does not seem to  bo at
home either."
" No, sir. He goes out a deal now, and
is very seldom at home. Many people come
to ask for him,and I give them hia message
���that they are to write."
" Well, that's reasonable enough if thoy
hav* not made appoint muni**, Mi*. Brade,
so pray don't shake your head  like that."
" Certainly not, air, if you don't wiah it,
but I can't help thinking he'd be better
not left atone.''
" Why ?" said Guest impetuously.
Mrs, Brade tapped hor tot-head, and
Guest frowned angrily.
" Nonsense, my good woman," he cried
" don't exaggerate, and pray don't jump at
conclusions.    Mr. Stratton ia no more mad
than you are."
*��� That ain't saying much, mister," cried
the porter from the next room, where he
wu making up for late hours consequent upon sitting up tor occupants uf the
inn,   " My missus i.i mad as u hatter."
Mrs. Brade darted to the door and olused
itwith a heavy bang, following by snatching,
more than drawing the curtaiu over the
opening���a curtain originally placed there
to keep off draught--, but ao used by Mrs.
Brade aa to give thu onluokcr an idea that
her husband was a persona-re kepi on exhibition, and not bIiuwu save aa a favor
and for monoy pa d.
" 1 don't kuow what 1 could be thinking
of to marry that man, air,'' site auid indignantly. " Mad, indeed '. Not mad enough
to take more than's good for mc, and
pretty often, too,"
*��� A lesaon for you, Mrs. Brade," said
Guest sternly, " You cannot make a more
painful or dangerous assertion about a person than to say that a person or personage
is mad."
Disappointed in hia visit io the lnn,0uest
went back to his own chambers, whore hia
first act on reaching hia room, with its
lookout over the old rookery, was to tako
out his pocketbook, and carefully examine
a photograph���a proof intrusted to his care
that day���and which ho instantly preased
to his lips several times before restoring it
to its envelope, and returning it to his
His next proceeding waa to light hia
pipe, lie back, and think over Misa -Icr-
rold'iwords; and the more ho thought over
them the more they aootned to tit the
i Une thought begat another till ho grew
startled at the growth emanating from M fan
Jerrold's suggestion.
Stratton had always been greatly attached to him, he knew, but he did not
alwiys confide in him ; be had a way of
being extremely reticent, especially over
money matters, and he recalled a littio upset they had once had about a time wheu
Stratton was hard pressed to get his rent
ready and had raised the money in what
he (Guest) had dubbed a disreputable way
���that is to say, he had borrowed fi mn "a
relative " instead of from hia friond.
"The old lady's right,'' mused Guest,
after along period of thinking, during
wl-bich his ideas aeemed to ripen. " Mr.
Brettison must know, und depend upon it.
he, being such a particular, high-souled
man, was angry with Stratton, and would
not come to tho wedding. Of course ; 1
remember now, Stratton did aay that morn*
ing that Brettison waa oil', out collecting.
Now, how to find out whore, he has gono."
No ideacame, for Rroltison was ono of
the most erratic and onthuaiasiic of beings.
Being very wealthy, and living in lhe
simplest way, monoy waa no object - ami ho
would go oft anywhere, uml at any cost, lo
obtain a few simple and rare plants fm* liis
herbarium. As Gueat mused over tho
matter, he recollected that Stratton said
something about the south; hut whether it
wa#south ��- Kngland, Franco, or Italy h
oould not remember.
"Might bo the South Pole," ho muttered
pettishly. "Fancy that old chap having
nothing better to do with hia money than
spend It over weeds I
"Now, if 1 h*d half,' iiu sald.afior refilling Ml pipo.   "*!   wuld go    to iho  old
admiral  and  say Oh, what   a fool I
am I"
But somehow thai idea, about Brettison and his money seemed to pervade
hja brain for the next few daya, and to
be mixed up wiih Stratton and bis troubles,
He recollected Iho money lying In orlsp
banknotes upon tho tablo, aud recalled that
it waa a heavy sum, That waa an entirely
fresh view to take ; could Stratton hav
borrowed that money from Brottiaon 1
Likely enough, and that might havo caused
the estrangement. People did not like
tending money. They wouldoffoi todoso,
but when the demand was made they were
a liltle bitter.
" 'Neither a borrower nor a lender be,' "
muttered Guest, quoting from hia favorite
author, and then adding, "if you nan help
"Bah ! Thai upaets Ihc idea of the lady
in   tho   ease," he   muttered Impatiently,
What a  fool J am !    Aa -it it   waa   likely
lhat poor old Mai would try to make his
--uietus with a baro bodkIn���modornb-ed
into a six'shooter���because old Brettison
waa huffed at hia borrowing money. I
must pump tt out of the poor fellow some-
That evening ho went to Stratton'a
chambers, but could gel no reply; aud ho
waited about on lho stairs till, growing
uneasy and suspicious once more,he knocked again, and listened at tiie letter alii,
Juat then he heard stops, and tho occupant of tho upstairs jhumbers ascended to
the landing,
"How do?" he said. "Mr. Stratton's
out. I met him on the Kitibankmenl riot
half an hour ago."
Vhat swept away tho black, mental cob
webs once more for a tiinu ab mt (iueat'a
brain, and he went away relieved���but not
before writing his intention of dropping in
about ten that night, and tbruaiing hia
���ard in al the alii���to -tine at his club,
after which lu- went inio the library i
read uu some old legal oases, and think
about Edie.
He waa punctual to the time appointed
in BencherS Inn, but there was no light in
Stratton's window, none in Brettison'a,and
he waited till eleven in tho expectation of
acting hia friend com'- back.
Al the above hour he became convlncei
tbat Stratton had returned early and gone
to bod, so he went to his own chambers
vexed anil irritated, at ter dropping another
card into the letter box, making an appointment for the next evening at seven.
"Tako him out for a bit of dinner. Ho
seems to be very busy juat now, or else hu
is behaving very sensibly and taking exercise to get back Ida strength,"
Gueat. went in Benchers' Inn the next
evening at seven, hut the outer door was
closed, ami after waiting for some time he
went off to hia club and wrote a leller begging Stratton lo make an appointment u
see him.
Next day glided by and there waa no
reply. Tbo chambers were still closed,and
the Bradca hud not seen their occupant
neither bad Mr. Brettison como back.
iliie.i mado light, of the matter, and thei
went and called on thu admiral, who
promptly bogged him tn stay to diiiner.ini
the young man refused, glanced al Kdie,
and stayed,
This delayed thu visit which he had In*
tended to pay Mill Jerrold, but ho went
to her on tho following day to report his
ill success, and then to lhe great institution whoro hia friend ruled over tho natural
history specimens.
To his surprise Stratton was not there,
one uf tho otiiciala informing him thai his
chief had taken a month'a vacation lo
recover his health.
" Ho seemed ao broken down, sir, by
study, that tho committee suggested iu"
"And never aaid a ��� word to ine,"
thought Guest. " Well, tho man Who saya
poor old Mai is mad is a fool, but he tier
talnly doos act very i-uoerly. Never mind.
He'll oome all right iu time."
More days glided by, and Guest becamo
alarmed, for ho could get no tidings of
Stratton. The chambers were alwayB
closed, and no notice wna taken of lho
letters ; so ho went to Bourne Square
on business ���'he made a point of guiiif!
thore on busiuesa whenever no could���and
was shown into tho drawing room, whore
Myra greeted him very kindly, though ho
noted a peculiar, anxious, inquiring look iu
her eyea two or three times bofore ahe rose
and left the room,
" Now, Mr. Guest," aaid Edie as aoon aa
they wero alone, "you have something to
communicate ?"
"Something I want to say, but den bi
quite bo buaineaa*like."
"I muat," bIic said sharply. " Now toll
me : something from���about Mr. Siratton."
He told her of his ill success, and sho
*'We don't want his namo mentioned
here, and we take not the alightest interest
in him; but aB you are interested, and aa
newa, of course you can toll anyt'dn *. B1
Isn't tils wmducb very biiaiign? "
" M-m* ���     i-ngu."
"And you can't find Mr. Brettison
"No; but I'm nol surprised at thai
He's co looting chickweed and 'grundsol,'
as Mrs. Brado calls it, somewhere. But I
ahall be glad when he conies back."
Edie sat thoughtlully for a few miu
" You see, directly you cannot get to see
him because hia doora are shut you begin
lo think someting ia wrong,"
" Naturally."
"And that's absurd, Percy���Mr, Guest."
" No ; no ; don't tako it Wck again like
that," he pleaded.
" Mr. Quest," she said emphatically,
"Now look here : he muat como to hia
chambers Bomctimcs, hecaiiBO ho would
want hia letters,"
"Possibly," said the visitor coldly, for
lhat formal " Mr, Guest" annoyed him,
" And he communicates with the people
at tho institution."
" Yea, but he has given them no fresh
" Theu naturally they write to his
chambers, and Mai���this man gets his
letters from time iu timo. There's nothing
shocking the matter. He ia avoiding you,
and wants to break off the intimacy,"
"Then he iB not going to," Baid Guest
with spirit. "I'm afraid ho liaa dono
something wrong aomo time."
"Indeed ?" said Edie with her eyea
"I mean, men do."
"Oh I"
" I have, lota of timea."
Edie grew u little more stately���a hard
taBk, for she was too petite to look dignified.
"I don't mean anything bad," laid Guest
hastily ; " and if old Mai thinks he is going to got rid of mc he's mistaken. I'n
not a woman, to throw a fellow over because he's had some trouble in the past. I
forgive him whatever it ia."
" I suppose wicked people find it easy lo
forgive other sinners?' aaid Edie demurely,
"Of course. Poor old lad 1" Baid Guest
thoughtfully ; "I wonder what ho did do,"
"I'd rather not discuss auoh mattera, if
you please, Mr. Guest, uaid Edie coldly,
"Oh, vory well, Miss Pcrrhi. 1 thought
I could come to you for help and counselaB
a very dear friend, if aa nothing else, and,
now I want your help, you hack out,
"No, I don't���Percy.'
"Ah I"
Only that Interjection* but it meant so
much in words���and acta, one of which resulted in the fair young girl pointing lu lhe
chair from whioh Quest had risen, and Baying, with a little lln-ii in her cheeks ;
"Suppose somebody had como into the
room.   Sit down, please, Mr. Utieat."
Ho obeyed.
" Now come ; help me," he said. " We
must forgive poor old   Malcolm, whatever
it is ; and one of t in days perhaps, aomc-
one elao will,"
No, never : that is tm] nsaible,"
Hut what u in he havu done 1"
I don't know,   iinlosi ho has been mar
ried beforo, and killed lua wifo ao as io get
married again."
GiieBt looked al hot in horror, and lho
turned scarlet.
" I���I beg your pardon," aho stammered-
I did not mean Dial,"
"No," said Guest   dryly.    " 1  ahould
think not."
Farther oonvereatlon was stayed by tho
entrance of Myra, looking rapt and strange,
as if in a dream. She did not seem to
notice thom, hut walked across to lhe window, and, as ahe went,Cicat waa shocked
by the nlleralion in her aspect. It was as
if ahe bad lately risen from a bed ot sickness, while that which struck him most
waa the weary, piteous aspect of her eyeB.
As ahe turned them upon him at last it
was in a questioning way, which he Interpreted to moan, "1 am flying for news of
him, hut it ia Impossible for mo to ask " ;
and a curious feeling of reaentment roac
within him againat Stratton, for ho felt
that ho had literally wrecked the life of as
I rue a woman as ovor breathed,
A faint amili dawned upon her lipa, and
she glanced from him to Kdie and back���a
look which made the crimson nn Klie'a
cheeka grow deeper, an the girl Baid quickly :
"."Or. Guest, came Lo toll ino how hard iiu
is trying to get some news, and what he
has done."
Newa I" cried Myra excitedly, and her
hands wore raised toward their visitor, but
she let thom drop to her sides as her brows
He has been 'idling mc that he has���"
Where ia papa���has ho como back T"
aaid Myra, coldly ignoring her cousin's
proffered information, aiul a few minutes
later Guest shook hands aud went away.
Her pride ke^pa her silent," ho aaid
thoughtfully. "No wonder; Hut she'd
give tht world to hear the least bit of news.
Poor girl! She'd forgive liim almost any-1
thing. 1 must, and will, find il all out
before I've done," A
But the uays tire** into weeka, and
I .nest's visits to Bun rue Square were always
barren of newa,save that he was ablo to announce that Straiten certainly did go to hia
ohamben uow and then. This he found out
from the porter's wife, who bitterly bewail-
" ihe state in which they were falling.
' Von may shake your head at me, Mr.
test," she said, " and it's our secret, for
...[ a word ahall ever leave my lipa, bnt
lei me ask vou, is it the behavior of a
gentleman aa haa got all hia change������"
"Got all hia 1 Oh, I aee, you moan
bis senacB.'
" Why, of oourae, sir, to keep his rooma
hut up as he does, and never a duster or
. brush put inaide the door.
"lie is afraid of bis specimens being disturbed, Mrs. Brade."
t)li, dear, no, sir. It never was his
way, "I'd got used to hia mannera and
lustoms���we understood each other, and if
I lifted up a bottle or a specimens, whether
it was a bird or only a bono, down it went
in tho same place again, ao exact that you
couldn't tell it had been moved.
"But Mr. Brettison doea the same, Mrs.
Brade."  .
"Him, sir t" said the woman contemptuously ; "that's different. One knows he's
a little bit queer. It's nothing new for him
to be away montha together, and then oome
back loaded with rubbidgc. "
Whon did you aay Mr. Stratton came
here last?"
Four day's ago, sir, and I wont after
him, and begged and prayed of him, with
a pail and broom in my hand, to let me do
him up, but ho ouly pointed downward
liko a man in a play; and there's his placo
going to rack and ruin."
"Next timo he comes, Mrs. Brade," said
Gueat, slipping a sovereign into her hand,
"aond your husband on to me directly and
try and keep Mr. -Ht rat lor till he comes
"That I will,sir," she cried eagerly ; and
sho kept ber word over and over again, but
to GueBt's intense chagrin always too late.
".lust cornea in quickly, sir, runs up to
his rooms and gets his letters, and goes out
the other way."
This occurred till Guest grow damped,
then angry, thou damped again ; but, in
spite of nis disheartened state, he manfully
resumed hia search, for whenever he was
disposed to give it up as what he called a
bad job, he was forced on by Edie with the
greatest eagernesB���"to save her life."
There was a time when Guest thought of
gotting professional help, but a strange
dread of something terrible being wrong
kept him baok from this, and he spent overy
spare hour in seeking for his friend
iu avery resort, but all in vain. Still he
heard of him again and again, and of his
calling at the institution, where he had a
fresh release from duty granted him for <**
month; aud fooling that he was bound to
run against liis friend sooner or later,
Guest "relaxed bis efforts, and the very
noxt day caught sight of Stratton in a can,
followed it till it turned down one of the
Strand culs-de-sac, saw him alight at a
great bouse overlooking the river and pay
the cabman; and then followed him in, and
up a great winding atone staircase to a
'"or on ibe up er flnnr.
"She lives there," thought Guest with a
cling u, i.agu in hiB breast, and, running
lightly up the last lew steps, he crspt unobserved behind Stratton, and laid a hand
upon his shoulder juat as he was thrusting
a latchkey into the look.
Stratton gave a violent start, but did uot
turn round.   He only uttered a low sigh,
"Very well," he said. "I have boon
expecting you for weeka."
"Stratton !" cried Guest reproachfully,
and his friend turned slowly round so haggard and aged a countenance that Gueat
was startled.
"You t" aaid Stratton, with a curious,
dazed look around, as if for someone else
whom he had expected to see there. "I
thought���I thought���" He paused, and
then after an interval : "Well, you huve
found me. What do you want V
Guost did not reply for the moment, but
looked sharply Irom his friend to the door
and hack.
"There is someone in there !" he said to
himaelf; "and for Myra'ssake I will know
the truth,"
Then aloud :
'   "Take me into your room ; wo can't talk
Stratton made a quick movement before
tho door as if to keep him back,
The Profits of Literature.
Just what a successful hit in literature
means to an author in dollars and cents
was demonstrated to me a few days since,
when I aaw a cheque aent to Hall Caine for
nearly ��5,000 as royalties on the American
sales of "The Manxman" during the last
four months, writes a correspondent. In
the aamo manner overS10,000haa been sent
to Stauley Weyman by his American pub*
ishers aa royalties on his books during the
laat nine montha. What has been thus far
remitted to Mr. Ou Maurier is not known,
but it is close to accuracy to place his
revenue from" Trilby" at 825,000. It was
not an unusual thing for Robert Louis
���Slcvensoo to receive $15,000 a year from
his literary work,and I remember very woll,
during tho popularity of" Little Lord
Fauutleroy ' as a book and play, that
Mrs. Burnett's yearly income exceeded
$2").000. Mary Wilkins haa netted over
���-*."!,iiDU from " Pembroke,1' and a close
friend of S, R, Crockett tells me that bis
income last yoar from his writings waa over
Literary auccesa is a very profitable thing,
without adoubt. \V hen once ic ia achieved
the truth of the old maxim, lhat nothing
uiuceods liko success, is very quickly
Icmoustratcd to tho author. But onlya
few roach the coveted goal, A novel,
for oxairple, must aell .1,000 copies before it
pays its publisher and begins lo show a
profit to its author. And whon one considers that not ono out of 40 novels ever
caches a ."-,000 sale, tho chances of sucoesB
will bo better understood.
rrriifli Trial)    It I o ml   Making Wlnr��.
Tho Bordeaux Claret Company have ovei
twenty thousand dozens of Claret, Hur
guuy, S interne, Porta, Sherries, which
they aro offering at ?.'i and St per case of 12
largo quart hottleB, All guaranteed pure,
Bound, and imported dlrtot from the vine-
yards of Fraucd aud Spain. They ara no;
common washed-out wines but are old
rich, generous, genuine fruity wines; sol.
nn thoir merits only and not on a label o
brand��� brandolatary will aoon bo a tl.in
of tho past. Nearly every awell family i
Montreal have tried them and will nov
use no other. All first-class physician
recommend them, Om cellars are open I
ihe public and wn guarantee satisfaction
Ask your wine merchant or grocer for them
or address for price list, Bordeaux Ohn
Company, .10 Hospital St,,Montreal. Tele
phone 1394.
The Longest Words.
Hi low nro thc nine longest words in the
English language at the present writing:
Subconat Notionalist,
I baproportionubleucBB.
Triiin-BiiliH'iinLiat humbleness.
lho canal connecting the Bat Mo with the
North Sea tifty-nino miles In length, is now
finished except a few minor details.
Ai. n,tfc it St. Mary's with Almost Fatal Results.
tne Victim Hiiirt-n-i mr M-mMi* miring
Whicli it'"" in- was Forced i�� Kit in a
Chan--llli  ('une   llimllv  I'ronoiiuce'l
llii-telo*-* -Uow IIU    Iti-nli-rallim   was
I'mit-i'il  Omul.
(From hi. Maw's Argusd
How different are the teeliugs that tako
po.-seani.iii of one aa tbey read the particulars of some great railway or steamship
disaster where acorea oi Uvea with whom
wc have uo acc-ii-iinl'inco have beon lost,
and reading the particulars of tho runaway
nf a spun of a 'n i attached to a carriage
frora which nui.* of nur acquaintances has
heen thrown and killed. In the former
c,is->, although the loaa of life has been
great, you any " Isn't it terrible !" but in
ii fow daya the nflair has probably paaaed
from mind, whilo in the Utter instance
months aftor you could recount tho minutest particulars of tho runaway. And so \
It is wheu wu read tlio particulars of curea
really remarkable, but heoamo we are not
lot at 08 ted iu ihc person restored the faota
are loon lorgotteu. But whon a case can
ho submitted right at home, with which a
large number of our readors aro familiar,
it will, wo aro sure, be of special interest
and carry conviction,
0 ir readers will remember that over two
voir-, ago while Mr, Uideon Kllioit, James
itrect, Si, Mary's, was teaming aahoa he
wan thrown from a load and received auoh
levorn Injuries tn his spine that ho was un-
iblu tn wiilk or lie down in bed, Hn auf-
ier.'.i great pain in his back. For long .
months ho livoil night and day in a chair,
not able to do the slightest thing to bolp
himaelf, And with uo prospect of bol
before him he began to feel that life was a
burden and he had no do-.ire to live. Two
physicians attended bim, but after exhan-t-
ing their powers Mr Elliott was told that
"if he had anything he wanted settled lis
had better attend to it at ence," the last
doctor idling luin be could not be oured.
To au Argus representative Mr. Elliott uavt*
the above facte and said that aftor bavin-;
tuUcred a groat deal of pain, aud notwithstanding ho was told he waa incurable, h<
determined to try the Pink Pill treatment
and purchased a dozen boxes of the renowned Dr. Williams' Pink Pill for Pale Poople.
Inaide of three weeka be began to feel the
effect a of the pills and now moat emphatically declares that tbey have made him as
well aa ho is to day, When he Btarted
taking them he waB not able to help himcelf
in any way, but during tho past fall he took
up the potatoes in his garden, and can now
doall thc churcs around his hqjae. Thia is
awoadorlul change in a man who -spent
montha iu a chair unable to help himself or
even to lie down and who wm told by phy-
B'cians that his case was hopeless, and it is
another throphy added to the many victories
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills over diaeaae.
Dr. Williams- Pink Pills contain all the
elements necessary to givo new life and
richness to the blond, and r-atore shattered
u'rves. They are an unfailing specific for
such diseases as locomolor ataxia, partial
paralysis, St, Vitus dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after e!V-- - of ������ ; i ppa, palpitation of the
heart, nervous prostration, all diseases do-
pending upon vitiated humoia in tho blood,
such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc.
They are alao a specific for troubles peculiar
to females, such as suppressions, irregularities, and all forma of weakness. They
build up the blood, and restore the glow of
health to pale and sallow cheeks. In mon
they effect a radical caro in all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork, or exccsseB
of whatever nature.
Dr. \Viihan;B' Pink Pills am manufactured by tho Dr. Williams1 Medicine Com-
Sany, ilrockvillo, Oot., and Schenectady,
I1. V., and aro sold only in boxes bearing
their trade mark and wrapper printed in
red ink, at 150 cents a box, nr six boxes for
82. F0, and may be had of all druggists, or
direot by mail from Dr. Williams' Medioine
Company from either address.
Denmark's Queen is suffering from nn
attack of shingles, and is, consequcntly.con*
fined to her apartments.
Get Rid of Neuralgia.
There is no use in fooling with neuralgia,
it re a disease that gives way only to tho
most powerful remedies. No remedy yet
discovered haa given the grand results that
invariably attends the employment of Pol*
son's Nerviline. Nerviline is a positive
specific for all nerve pains, and ought to be
kept on hand in every family. Sold every
where, 25 cents a bottle.
(ieo. Mattheson, tank-pumper at the
Ucknow station, fell from a tank and
dangerously injured himself.
Worth Securing.
The Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,of Brock
vilIe,Out.,havo the reputation of issuing tin
handsomest pamphlets put out by any pro*
prtetary medicine house in Canada,and one
just issued under the title "Four Genera
tlons of the Royal House of England"
bears out this well earned reputation. Tin
oover is a work of art, and gives well executed portraits of Queen Victoria, tin
Prince ot Wales, Duke of York, and tin
infant, Prince Edward of York, The cut;
tents will also be found interesting fion
cover to cover. A copy of this handsoim
pamphlet will be mailed free to any of mi'
readers who willsondtheiraddress (pUinl-
writtenona postcard to tbo Dr. William
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Rot. Dr. Fawsett la speaking of St
Charlatans and Quack*:
Hava long plied their vocation on Lhe aut*
ferine podalu of the people.    The knife has
Eared io the quick ; caustic applications
ave tormented tho victim of come until
the conviction shaped itaolt���there's no
oure. Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor
proves on what alonder basis public opinion
oftou rcatB. If you fuffot from oorns get
tho F/xtraclor and you will he -satisfied.
Sold everywhere,
Kev. .1. II. Ross, curate of St, George's
church, Guelph, ia about to leave for Bermuda fur the benefit of his health.
What a Prominent Merchant Says.
I take pleasure in adding my testimony
of the u'ood effects I have received from St.
Leon Wator. I have been using it for aome
years, and consider it a wonderful regulator
and the most perfect water on thia continent. Owing to the vary uncertain eondi-
tion of our city wator I very rarely drink
it, preferring to bay St. Leon, rather than
rink my health iu drinking water the purity
of whioh ia nearly alwaya questionable,
.lames G. GiIob, 834 Yonge street, Torouto.
.lohn Randolph, ex-G. T. R. conductor
baa bought the City Hotel, Kingston, and
assumed proprietorship,
Cold In thu hoad.   Nasal balm gives In*
slant relief; apeedily cures.   Never (kits.
Hood's Cured
Others Failed
Scrofula In the Nook-Bunches AU
Cone Now.
Kangorvlllo. Maine.
' C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mail.!
"(ientleineu:���I feel that I cannot say enough
IP favor of Hood's Sarsaparllla. Forflvoyc'ti
[hf.ve been troubled with scrofula lu myiiceif-
aodthront. Several kinds of medicines which
I tried did not do me any good, and when I commenced to tnke Hood's Sarsaparllla thero wen
largo bunchcu on my neck bo sore that I couLJ
Hood's^ Cures
not bear the slightest touch. When I had takct
one bottlo of this medicine, tho soreness hao
gone, and before t had finished the second th<
bunches bail entirely disappeared." "It-A.NCUr
AVrwooD, Satigcrvllle, Maine.
N.I).   Ii'-'i-. decide to tako Hood's Sarsii-*a
rilla do not 1"; induced to buy any other.
Hood* i Pills euro cuustlpatlou by rcstor*
'UK the jurist a ilk uctloiio' iltculliiieiitfli'/c*Mi:i-.
!*ffot9.i    -^i .��,
cocts. nrT^R
81.00 Bottle. *\
Itis ncld on O guarantee by all tlni-f*
rrista. It cures incipient OcmBumpiioa
Ind is tlia bost Cotuh ana Crou? Oure. ���
Don't Forget
that when you buy Scott's Emulsion you arc not getting a secret
mixture containing worthless or
harmful drugs.
Scott's Emulsion cannot bn secret for an analysis reveals all there
is in it. Consequently the endorsement of the medical world means
tome thin.
overcomes Wasting* promotes the
making of Solid Flesh* and gives
Vital Strength, It has no equal as
a cure for Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat,
Bronchitis, Weak Lungs, Consumption,
Scrofula, Anaemia, Emaciation, and
Wasting- Diseases of Children.
Scott & Bonne, Belleville. All Druggists. 60s. * I*
. .     City und County.   Fnrtuno for goi
Agent?.   Address, U. A. KVANS & CO.,
71 College St,, Room 12,
Toronto, Ont
thing Bunorlor In " sie*.i Snoe."   udrosi
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Havoyoutried them? Not Thon do so
nt onco lor thoy alwaya euro. What 7
Dr. Laviolette's
Thonio-t prtlatahlo, tho mo-it reliable, thosif-
oet antl die most ofllcitclouB remedy for
Con-* h-;. Cold*). Bronchitis Loss of Voico
Croup. Whooping Coueh, Catarrh.
And all iitlVr'ioni of the Ihroatnnd lungs,
Dr, Laviolette's j-\nti Catarrhal Balm
The chenpoHt and boat remedy for Calnrrh,
oold In the head, etoCH ccn'e a tubo.)
Dr, Laviolotto'a Norway Tar Liquor
The groat Blood Purifier (onlyUSo, for inrgo
buttle) inns all m.ilndie** of Ihe .-kin
and nillCOU*) membranes.
from vour Druggist or Orocor, who can
proottro tli am irom nny wholesale houao
Or direct from lho proprietor
232 & 234 St. Paul St. Montreal
Rob    Co
Roy "^
It's no because'
I'm Scotch but
you canna
smoke a better
Cigar than
Tbe? cost 5c.
but I get sax
of them for a
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ha-WW ors, the Gardeners,
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HovltcuVurM Specialists in all
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���n-ieeiod nnd ro'lnYoaiooks of Seeds
torllp ri-ild, lho Gord.*n nnil tho Green-
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to us oa regularly ni tho Seasons, sn that the
people's trust it In U8 a most valuable posBM-
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ready nnd will bo mailed freo to all who apply
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yo tf    ^..y
Fur either a Biulneu nr n Shorthand C nino, Hn oris
ihoulcj expect to sue i-i-*d without a good buitl c*. train
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The Lonvill Dchernlns; Clip*
per will tako thom olf with leM
troublo nnd loss pain than any
othor way.
Send for circular giving prioa*
te.-uimotiiii.l-i, etc.
SH I'rtilg Hire-:I, HonlienU
Etsr Muslo TMchw toOt,
Dads should know wher. MS*,
can get their Music obsapaai
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s.inpl. copy of th. CA��,DIA��
Muatous, ��ll��. monthlyJoW*
n.l with 11.00 worth of mnsH
Inaacklssn. 13 to 1�� par ds��
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InmllsV Ws.csrry ��arjUu*tal
in ths HMlo Una.
Arc you
yon need
They make weak nerves strong* pro*
mote sound* refreshing sleep, aiddtges*
lion, restore lost appetite, are perfect
blood and flesh builders, and restore
the bloom of health. Sold by all druf
gists SOcts. per box, 6 boxes #JW0,
Better this teas k than ever.     Everybody   w��nt��  the��
Every dealer sells them.   They wear Uk* Ir** II WILD MP �� W-LHO,
Some of you must aurely know Terence
O'Callaghan, aod thoae of you that do will
agree with me that we could better Bparc
a ht itft* man, ai the saying ie, and join iu
hoping that his shadow may never (-row
ess, Good-natured in every sense of thc
word, humorous, jovial, and hospitable, he
reali/.es the achievement in which bo many
of his compatriota fail, of being aa good a
fellow as he seems. His senorosity Is proverbial ; and if he is open to tho imputation
of occasional reluctance to meet the juat
demands of Ilia creditor*, he atones for it
by an equal readiness to share his money,
when he ii in funds, with any friend who
may be in need ol it. It waa only the
other day that I heard of a double-barrelled
incident which comically illustrates both
aides of his ohatactar in this respect.
A friend of mine, Dawson by name, hav*
ing learnt that Terenoe had landed a clear
��,100 ovor an outsider, thought it would be
a good opportunity to recoup a tenner
whioh he had lent him five months
beforo on the assurance that it should
bo repaid "within ten daya at the
very latest." He espied the bold
Terence swaggering down Bond Street,
with bia head thrown back and' his
hat perched very much on one aide, as his
habit is when he ia at peace with himself
and all the world ; when, in other words,
he has aome spare cash in his pocket.
Taking this as a happy augury, Dawson
accosted him, and was received with characteristic heartiness.
���' It's a year at least since I saw ye���
and where have ye been hiding yourself all
thia time '.' And when will ye dine with me
at the club? Name your own night, me
dear fellow���any night ye like���would to*
night suit ye T At eight sharp T There'll bo
half-a-do--.cn of ua, and all of us frionds,
and what more could any man want t"
Dawson excused himself, pleading a
previous engagement! and after congratulating him on his recent good fortune, asked
if it would be convenient for him to Sbttle
hat little matter of the outstanding tenner.
Terence's jaw fell, and his whole demeanor
underwent a transformation as sudden and
complete as a gorgeous firework when the
combustible*- are exhausted.
"Me dear fellow, me dear friend, why
dido't ye ask me yesterday? Or even
this morning? Then I oould have don0
it for ye ; now it's impossible. I parted
with the last sovereign no later than ton
minutes ago at the top of this very street,
and it'a on tick I'll have to go for the
dinner this night*. But ye needn't he
afraid I'll forget it.for it'a downright sorry
lam to disappoint ye, and I think I can
promiso within a week, or teu daya at
the latest, if that'll do���" and shaking
tbe crestfallen Dawson by the hand, he
swaggered on down the street, Lator in
the attornoon Dawson saw bim on thestepa
of his club, the centre of a group whom lie
was entertaining with somo extravagant
sally or other, and obviously on the very
beat of terms with himaelf, A happy inspiration struck him : he brushed hastily
past, quickly turned, and shot the beaming
Irishman with, "Can you lend me ��10,Ter-
Terence's hand ras deep, in hia pocket on
the instant, und pulling out a large roll of
���' Is it a tenner 1 With all tho pleasure
in life, mo dear friend," ha Baid ic a breath.
'��� Fivo and ilve is ten," picking out two ��6
notes and th nis ting them into Dawson's
hand ; but aro ye sure ten'll do '< Hadn't
ye better mako it twenty while ye're about
it? There's plenty more where that camo
from, and shure ye're heartily welcome tu
the half of what I have."
Dawson thanked him suitably, but suid a
tenner was all he wanted, and hurried off
before it dawned on Terence how he had
been tricked into paying his debt.
Woll, Terence and I are friends of many
yeara' standing now, and he has often asked
me to atay with bim at his plaee in the old
country, but one thing or another always
prevented my availing myself of his houpj.
tallty until this time lastyear. The previous
fifth of November, which is the anniversary
of tlie day on which he first saw the light,
I had entertained him at dinner * and
over our postprandial cigar and whia*
key and soda, he was so pressing in
hia invitation to me to come over and spend
my Christmas at "lheCastle" (pronounced
"Cansel"), and so, evidently sincere jn hia
desire tbat I should do so that I consented.
"Then ye'll come on Christmas evo in
time for dinner. Ye shall have the heartiest welcome in all Ireland, and ye'll stay
over Christmas, and mayb�� till the New
Year, which will be better still: and I'll
give ye a reception that'll astonish ye, and
the best oock shooting,though I say it who
shouldn't, that ever ye've had in the whole
of your life. There's one wood, which Dan
writes me word he'd be soared to go into
for fear of losing an eye with their ..ills.
So give me your hand on that; ami ye
needn't bother to write or any thing, for I'll
be expecting ye and counting the hours till
ye come. Only if ye're dead or dying, yo
might send me a telegram, ao that 1 may
know ye can't come. But If ye play me
false, mo dearest friend, it's not mo dear
.em friend any longer ye'll be, but in me bluck
���books tho longest day ye live���so that's a
bargain now ?"
I asiurod him again that, bar sudden
���death, 1 should not fail to present myself
punctually in time for dinner on Christinas
eve ; and thereupon we parted.
The following 24th December aaw mo on
board the Milford and Waterford packet,
bound for th<* latter port en route to iho
Castle (Casael) my friend Terence's residence, which is situated in a wild part of
tho county of Tipperary, 1 am a Inul
sailor, and in the whole course of a wido
and unfortunate experience I never remember to havo suffered so dreadfully fimn nr---.-
icltnesi. Itoforo we left Milford, a fallow*
passenger, an Irish occlusiastiu uf most
aSablo and prepossessing menners,provailed
on me to try an unfailing antidote.
"Tho sea promises tobe rough," ho h.l[.I
"but if you do as I advise yoj, I will
guarantee that you'll be no mora Beaslck
than if it were as rmonth as a mill-pond.
Just eat a hearty meal, and drink with it
aa much (Uiinncsa's stout tsevoryou enn
hold. They you will lie down and go
asleep, and it's odds but what when you
wake, you'll bo safe in Waterford Harbor,"
1 followed his advice to the letter ; hut,
though I do not doubt that it was given in'l
-good fnitli, it did not turn out happily for
me. True, that very soon after tho moa],
which I consumed in atriot accordance with
-my worthy mentor's directions, I succeeded
in falling asleep, and on waking found that
Ve were iu smooth water. So far so good,
except that I also found that I had a rucking headache, which waa a feature in the
programme that I had not been led to expect. Hut worso remained behind; for
while I was mentally debp.tjng which might
be tho greater evil, seasickness or an aggravated headache, I suddenly realized that I
had an ample opportunity of compaping
them both, side by side, so to speak, for
the vesael began to pitch, and roll*
and toss, and jump, and heave, and wng-
gle,and perform every combination of thoso
aquatic gymnastics for which tho Irish Sea
affords auch unrivalled facilities It subsequently transpired that wuh I slept,
the captain had put out, ana ..und the
Weather ho bad, that after some hours ho
had boon obliged to put baok ; and that on
my waking he was just beginning for the
second time to attempt to cross to the other
side,    Over the remainder uf that passage
we wilt, if you please, draw a veil.
Arrived at length, a length which seemed
inlerminable.at Waterford,I thought it well
to telegraph to my friend Ten-nee,'fat in Hn-
excitement of the festivities of the season he
might furget to send his 'bus tu meet mo at
Ballylngue.the station at which yon get
out tor the "Casael." He prides himBelf
on having an excellent memory, and the
boast, "I never remember to have ever
forgotten anything in all me life," iaaa frequent on his lipa na "I'd have ye to know,
sir, that I've forgotten adaahed sight more
about it than ye ever knew, air." Nevertheless, I deemed it prudent, if only by
excess of precaution, to wire : " Arrive
Hiiilvioi-m--l.il.. .Send 'bus, grey pair." In
pressing his invitation on me he had promised, amongst other inducements, that 1
should have his 'bua and pair of greys to
tool me over.
"Ve can come any time you like," he had
said ; "late or early ye'll be equally welcome - and whatever hour it may be of the
day or night, ye'll find me 'bua waiting fcr
��� e, and a pair of greys that will land ye
ut me donr aim ist before ye think ye've
started." The distance, he added by the
way, was "a few mites, just a nice.
It was dark when I reached Bally logue,
and on running my eye over tho paraphernalia I missed the Gladstone bag which I
had myself seen put into the van at Water*
lord. I waa arguing tho matter with the
porter, when the station-master nam* up
and aaked what the trouble wan ubout,
"Shure, it's thia gintleman who owns all
this luggage," said tho porter, "that sez
tho blackgyards have stolen his bag on
"I didn't say anyone had stolen my
bag," I interposed; "I only   said������"
"Did ye, or did ye not tell me your bag
was Btolen, or lost, which is the same thing
any way!"
"I told you that I saw my bag put into
the van at Waterford,and that it's not here
"Whioh bag ?" queried the porter,
"If it was in the van, it's in the van it
must be," announced the station muter,
"unless, "he added,by way ot afterthought
"it'a been taken ont.
"Shure, that's what I've bin aftersaylng
to the gintleman meself, and I told bim
that it was meself that took all the luggage out of the van, and the divil a sign
of the bag there was in it, and that's why
he's been saying that I stole his bag."
"1 have told yon a hundred   times "
I began, with pardonable irritation at  his
persistent misrepresentation.
���* 'Deed, an' ye have, and its five hundred times too often, and what's more, it'a
not the truth neither, but far from it,"
replied tho porter, who alao waa fast losing
his temper without any reason that I could
Hero the station-master cloaed the discussion by saying with an air of pleased
discovery and conviction :���
" Tim, the gintleman?'ull bo wantin' his
" That's thrue, sorr," assentod the porter, " but it's not here itis."
" Then," rejoined his superior, with
an airot final decision, " the bag must be
" But where wilt it be found, sorr,"
queried the porter, "when it isn't
there ?"
At this juncture I descried an object on
tlm opposite platform,'which, as welt aa I
could make out in the dim light, resembled
my missing bag, and I moti -ned the faot
to tho two officials,
" It's not your bag that ia at all," waa
tho porter's answer, "for I put that thrunk
on 'hut platform n eself."
" Vour bag cannot be on that platform,
son*," observed the station-master, " for
it'a tho wrong platform it 'ud be, and you
coming from Waterford."
"If you you would kindly bring it here,
wo might see," I mildly suggested.
"And how could I be thormentin' other
people's luggage t" asked the porter, adding by way of clincher. " moro bo token at
this time o' night too."
"Vour bag cannot be on that platform/'
said the slation*t,iaster, and hu walked
away, having apparently exhausted the
subject to hia own satisfaction, and shut
himself iuto his room.
Fearful of keeping the pair of greys
Btanding longer, I crossed the line myself,
found, aa I had expected, that the object
on the olher side was my Gladstone bag,
and returned with it in my hand.
"This is my bag," I said to tho porter in
a tone of studied moderation, "and now if
you will bring the luggage along, we will
go to tho 'bus,"
"It's not a bag at all," was his repty,
"it's a thrunk, and if ye'd aaked for your
thrunk I'd hev known, and ye could hev
had It atonat��� and what 'bus'udye be
going to ?"
"Isn't there a'bus waiting for me here
outside ? A 'bua with a pair of greys, belonging to Mr. 0' Callaghan of tho dalle }"
"The aorraa'tiu-i I've aeen fora fort*
night or more���nora pair of gray harass
rayther, if that's what ye mane, Ye're
Bliuro," he went on with a twinkle, "it's a
'bus ye do mane thia time ?" My misdesorip.
tion of my bag evidently still rankled in
his mind ; a man who oould call aGladstoue
bag a bag mipht obviously, in his opinion,
bo guilty of misusing even suoh a plain
word as bua " If it s a bus, maybe Mr.
Murphy" (the slalion-master) " will know;
I'll go an' ask him ; if anny one wilt have
It, it'a himself," he addod with that prone*
ness, ao common amongst Irishmen of his
class, and generally so wholly unwarranted
by fact, to invest third parties with
desirable or convenient attributes. But it
proved on inquiry that Mr. Murphy knew
uo more about the'bua than his aubordin*
au- ; indeed, ho uveu outran lhat functionary iu his negative wealth of ignorance, for
ho asaurod me it was months sinco he had
seen "oven thfl sign of a 'bus in them
Rural China.
On overy side white homesteads aro scat
lured, eaoh in Its Betting of giant bambno
shoota, writes a traveller. Whon you have
realized the fuel that oach of these little
oliiHtors of lime*washod cottages represents
tho homo of fathers, sons, grandsons and all
their female belongings, yon will begin to
appreciate tlio density of the population.
In front of overy farm stand yellow straw
���taoka raised on wooden logs, and under
oach a tiny rod sow ruminates, nrelsea
dull, hairy water buffalo, fltupidly wondering whether a mouthful of ��l raw HiiRtehod
from abovo will ropaytho.troublo of balancing un his hind legs.
Tho general eflect ismust homelike and
pious -ui. It must he added thut a closer
inspection of one of theso farms does not
prove so satisfactory. Round about tho
ground is strewed with litter and broknn
earthenware, while the drainage from tlio
eattlo abed < foi ns puddles on tho roadwi y,
Theplast' hit* fallen in flakes from the
wails ; tl* ga - luntims and grudy tuxts in
red aud >l&ok '. at a Lira the entrance only
accentuate the dimnul untidiness; nor fa
tho semi-circular fish-tank, half full uf
stagnant water, pleasing either to eyes or
Clattering aoroastliL Vying floor between
it and the house. I ' . tug out a pack of curly
1-hick-haired dogs, who bark furiuu'ily, but
at u respectful distance, I am kiio*- n hero,
and am let pans without furl In. aomment
than tho customary ������ Stlt li fa?. hyani?"
(" Have you eaten rice or not yet; 'j #hich,
liko " How do you do ?" call for no pa, titular anawer.
For The Young*
Yes, you can make your own pigs very
easi!), children, and Ihey will be so nice
and sweot and funny that nobody can
object to your taking them right into the
pailor with you.
The first lequiaite ia a lemon. Thia will
coat about three cents and you can get it
at any grocery atore. You muat ask the
man who sella it to you to permit you to
select one from hia basket. Tako one with
a long stem or peak at   onc   end like this :
When you get homo cut a smalt notch
down in the stein, na shown by the  dotted
IN  embryo.
lines in the sketch above. This will be the
pig's mouth und should be colored red.
(Red ink will do.) After his mouth hu
been properly out Mr. Pig should be laid
square on hla back and lour matches or
amall sticks of wood should be sharply
thrust through the skin and well into the
temon at or near the places indicated by
the rings and points in the aketoh. Tho
matches or stieka should stands out at
an angle ao Mr. Pig won't fall over, and if
he is to be allowed to sit down put the
hind legs deep in, something like this ;
FINISH 1S*0    HIM    Ur.
Pigs like to sit down,and they usually do
after ca'.inc; so it is juat aa well to make
your pig repose in this comfortable manner
at the start. Now ask mamma for a couple
of blade pins to put in above his nose for
piggy's sharp little eyea and whittle out'
two ear-shaped pieces of thin wood, dye
them pink on the inside with paint or red
ink and press them in over the eyea so
they wilt " lop" or hang a little. Now tie
a small piece of grayish brown string tightly about the head of a pin and drive it, head
and all, in through poor piggy's skin where
his tail belongs. You can then cut the
string off to leave his pigship with a tait of
an inch or ao in length.
It is really of littio importance where
you keep thia kind of a pig, and pigs them*
aelves don't seem to ba very particular
where they are kept if they only have
enough to eat, You can make a small pen
of one of pupa's oigar boxes, and I will ahow
you how to hang doors and fasten it so Mr.
Pig can't get out unless you open the gate
for him.
The inside measurements of the box
should be 3 inches by 3 by 4 inches, though
some piga like targe pens, and a great deal
depends upon how often you let your pig
out, Whon you have mude your pen take
three pins and cut the heads off in auoh a
way as to leave a point, with an old pair of
shears or a file, and then bend them carefully into a long, slender " U" for staples,
Now cut a piece from tho oigar bore cover
quite as long ab the pen is wide and about
an inch wide itself, the grain of tho wood
running wtth ehe length.
This is for the gate. Make a notch in the
centre of one ond fur the latch. Now for
hanging the gate, which is tho nicest part
of the whole job and must be done very
carefully. The firat thing to do is to hammer down the heads of two pins so they
will pass through the staples. When they
are juat right drive one into the lower edge
of the gate, cloae to the opposite end trom
the latch. If you don't put it very near
the edge the gate will  "bind"���it  won't
w   v-rv    +*t
1/ H S
open freely. Now put tho other pin in the
upper edgo directly opposits the lower pin.
Then lay the house on ita back, the open
side up, and place tho gate in the position
you want it. Tho gato should be about
half on inch from the bottom of the pen so
piggy can't get under it. Now very care*
fully drive two of your staples into the edge
of the box juat above and below the edges
of the gate and over the pins. Don't drive
them too far at first. Try your gate to see
if it swings, A curved pin makes a good
hasp. Cut the point otf,Bo you will not prick
your fingers when you go to let piggy out
for a stroll in the garden. Your pig and
hia pen are dono.
A Charmer.
Bobby���"You ought to sue iny big aister
Evnrybody says she'a a beauty,"
Johnny���"! bet she can't hold a candle
to my si-tor fer looka, Why, my sister
sold twonty-two tickets fer a charity con-
-An English Military Abuso.
In a recent article on confidential reports
I memtloned tlio case, perfectly authentic,
of a regiment in whioh the ollieers had to
givo up playing billiards, tho reason being
that tho colonel was devotedly attached to
tho game, and that, try as thoy might none
of them could possibly help beating him,
iu which caso they matlo au enemy of him
for lifo, says London Truth. Another story
of tho samo hind ia told by oneofmyser-
vloe readers. He states that one night, in
his presence, a commanding ollicer Invited
a junior to como and make up a rubber,
The junior politely declined, Tho C. 0.
repeated the request, remarking, "1 wish
you to play." Tho junior again excused
himself, upon which tho colonel, with
obvloua temper, told him to remember that
he (the C. O.) hiul uot yet finished hla
report on him. This threat is said to have
beon uttered in the presence of two nr three
witness-en. It is an extreme case, of course,
but milder examples of the same sort of
tiling can lie furnished by a good many
army men,
��� **���
Aai.T \ltu* Tu Urn tn  r.^ hi villi*  lor an
Alarming Hprenit of tlie Dliense.
Information was received at the Provincial Health Department, Toronto, on
Wednesday of a serious outbreak of Diphtheria at a point (15 mites from Kganville,
Out. Une man has already succumbed,
and 10 others are down with the disease.
A medical inspector haa left for the scene,
carrying with him a quantity of anti-tox-
ine. If the case turns out as now re.
ported, it will furnish a significant test of
the efiicacy of the new treatment of diphtheria.
Thia  graceful costume is adopted from
the Greek toi evening wear as a tea gown.
The  bands and bottom of dross are hand
embroidered, and the goods Is " Lib *r ty
wool crepe.���Toronto Ladies'Journal.
Tbe Arar-trfillnn* nnil Xt-wZenlamler*. Are
Enlarging lhe Dressed Ileal Trade wilh
���Ureal Brltaln-No Season Why t'anada
Should Nol Uo Ihe 8nrae-We Have a
���Ueod -Ton u Iry and Finer Cattle Thah
Ihe United States.
The Calgary Herald, discussing the ex*
elusion of Canadian cattle from Great Britain and Belgium on tbe plea that they are
diseased, is inclined to regard the embargo
as a blessing in disguise and holds that the
remedy is to change our methods of doing
business and ship dead instead of live oattle.
There ia much in this to commend it to the
attention of cattle raisers and shippers.
While Canadians are not relaxing their
efforts to have the embargo withdrawn,
with no immediate probability of Buocesa,
the Australians and New Zealanrtera are
enlarging the dreaaed meat trade with
Great Britain which their energy has established. The courae of United States shippers, too, aliords
When their eattlo were refused admission
by the British authorities some years ago
and had to be slaughtered at the port of
entry, they did not engage in useless disputations of the embargo, but set about
preparations for building up a dressed beef
trade, and now there aro fleets of ateamahipa
whioh do nothing else but carry dressed
beef from New York and Baltimore to the
British markets, the abattoirs of Chicago
contributing tho bulk of tho supply.. So
great has this trade become, and so firm a
place has it in Great Britain, that the ship*
pera have become dictatorial and have
aroused the resentment of their customers
to such a pitch that the London Chamber
of Commerce has advised that every effort
be made to increase meat supplies from
Canada and the other British coloniea.
With the exception of the abattoir recently established at Collingwood, the
output of whioh will for the present seek
local channels, there is no.- an abattoir of
importance in Canada, mainly because the
live cattle trade has engaged bo muoh of
the attention of shippers that they have
had none to give to
which has been shown to be the mora
advantageous of the two. If abattoirs at
Chicago can ship dressed beef to Great
Britain at a profit the same could be done
by Canadian abattoirs, and had there been
the activity here which shippers in the
States display, the Canadian dressed
meat trade wonld now be among tbe
leading industries. There is muoh to be
said for suoh a trade in preference to ship*
ping oattle alive. As The Calgary Herald
points out:
"The shipment of live cattle has much
to be said against it. It is brutally cruel
for one thing. It is an expensive method
of shipment, On car and on steamship,
the beasts take far greater stowage room
living than dead. Consequently freight is
higher per pound. A live shipment requires
personal attendance on the journey, and
the beasts have to be fed and watered until
thoy reach their destination. A considerable proportion dio during the voyage. All
land in poor oondition, and somo are possibly in bo injured a condition that they in
any case muht be strengthened on arrival
In port.
on au animal during the journey Is almost
sufficient to take the profit olf tho shipment,
Tho person who really bonofita by live shipments is not tho Canadian racchor, but the
British f-inner, who purchases the cattle to
fatten after their arrival across the Atlantic"
Chicago draws its suppli-a from the
ranching oountry of the west and south*
west, Canada has an equally productive
oountry aa source of supply, and of finer
cattle than in thu United States' herds.
Slaughtered upon this side, say at Montreal,
or somo point at tide water whence the
dressed beef could be expeditiously ship*
pod to Groat Britain, the shippers would
retain the hides, the horns and the tallow
which thoy now part with and would have
lho profit of them. Certainly the subject
is one well deserving ot the attention of
cattle shippers, who can find in foreign
example a lesson well worth heeding.
Lot the effort to lift the embargo continue, but it ahould be supplemented by
sustained effort to enlarge the dead meat
No Doubt About It.
"Do you play by noto ���*" inquired one of
tho summer residents of Bluoville, uf the
violinist of tho "Kerry Coruors Orchestra,"
which had boon discoursing cr.r-pierolng
strains at a tawn-patty.
"Nivver a note do Oi play by, Borr,"
replied Mr. Flaherty, mopping his heated
brow with a haudkeichief of sanguinary
"Ah, by ear, then Y'1 said thfl summer
resident, with a smile of gracious interest,
"Nivver an ear hllps me, yer honor," responded Mr. Flaherty, returning his handkerchief to his capaciouB pookci,
"Indeed ! May I a-ik you how you��� what
you do play by, then!" persisted the in*
"By main strin'th, bo jabbers 1" said Mr.
Flaherty, with a weary air, aa he plunged
his ancient instrument into its green bag;
, "an' it's moighty dry wurrk, an' that's the
jthruth, sorr r
���me of the Many Ingenton* Deflees Resorted lo by Central-anil Importers.
The devices wnich smugglers hnve resorted to in order to pass the custom-house
inspectors are quite as ingenious as those of
criminals seeking to esoape from jail. Mechanical appliances of all klt.de have been
invented in which to conceal contraband
articles. One of the most remarkable of
these is a Bible hollowed ont inside so that
a number of valuable watches could be
concealed among the leaves. This was carried under the arm by a solemn visaged
and reverend looking gentleman with white
whiskers. He took passage on a channel
steamer for England, and was noted among
his fellow passengers forth mo and
attachment he displayed toward tho holy
book. The man turned ont to be a notorious smuggler, who, tn a small way, had
for yeara been defrauding the revenue by
bringing in articles supposed to pay duty.
Several loaves of bread hollowed out inside
ao as to contain cigars have also lately been
seized ,and from the same gang of smugglers
was taken a concertina filled with choice
Havana cigars, upon which a high duty
would have to be paid if brought in in the
ordinary way.
Another equally bold attempt to pass the
customs inspectors was made by a handsome woman, who expressed great indignation when It was proposed to search her
person. She said that she had been insulted,
but tbe officials had reason to suspect her.
When her corset was taken off it waa found
to contain numeroua pockets filled with
contraband goods. This article of attire
now reposes in a curious little collection of
smugglers' devices which th** British authorities are constantly adding to. One of
these appliances, which is believed to have
done muoh duty in the hands of smugglers,
is a oan with numerous rings, made to tow
overboard from the stern of a ateamer. It
was water-tight, and contained a large
quantity of cigars when captured. An oil
oan with a chamber to contain brandy was
also taken from one of the engineers of an
incoming steamer.
Perhaps one of the boldest devices was a
bogus log of wood, or lather a log which
had been hallowed out, and was found
kicking about harmlessly upon the deck of
a steamer. It was uloaely packed with
cigars. Imitation lumps of coal have also
been made for this purpose, and these,
painted black, have been almoat impossible
of detection. It was a good joke on the
smugglers, however, when one of these got
lost in a load of coal, and tne fine cigars
it contained ultimately went np in amoke
through the furnace of the steamer.
the Slew Crop la a poor one, and Ihe Uraln
Below Average.
Reports from Buenos Ayres concerning
the Argentine wheat crop may exert considerable Influence upon the market. For
montha the prevailing impression as to the
size ofthe new crop In Argentina haa been
discouraging to our wheat growers. From
the preceding crop there was exported to
Europe more than 60,000,000 bushels. The
tale of this great exportable surplus by a
country which did not produce wheat
enough for its own use a few years ago has
been a weight on the wheat market the
world over. At the beginning of the Argon-
tine season whioh is now olosed it was
reported that the wheat acreage In that
country had been Increased by 10 per cent,
in spite ol the fact that the average prlco
received by Argentine wheat grower-* last
year was only :w cents a bushel, and until
now there haa been a general expectation
that the Argentine surplus for export would
at least be equal to that of last year.
It is dlftlault in that oountry to obtain
promptly any trustworthy estimate of orop
yields or to ascertain the general condition
of the wheat crop while It is growing or at
the time immediately preceding the harvest, The orop statistician muat wait for
tho final results. Consequently, there had
been no trustworthy reports from Argentina which could servo to modify tbe
general impression that the output would
be equal to nnd probably exceed, that of
last yoar. Dispatches from Buenoa Ayres
say that the new orop had proved to ho a
poor one and that the quality of the grain
was below average. It would be unwise to
regard these advices as conclusive, but it
seems probable that the exportable surplus
of tho Argentine crop will be considerably
reduced, and that the effect of this reduction will be benefioial with respect to the
wheat growers of other jx porting countries,
A Wonderrul Maohine.
A conception of the ingenuity involved in
the construction of aomo of the finer tools
now employed in various manufactures
may bo obtained from tho  following   faot :
A machino for turning out watch-screWH
was rocently exhibited at lho Institution of
Mechanical Kngineors in London, which
was ko complicated that aeveral skilled
engineers present confessed tha', they wore
unable to follow tho train of meohanisin,
even when it was explained by tho aid of
working drawings 1 f
Yet this machine, when a wire is fed to
it, goes on doing its work, turning out
perfect screws, and as long as the wiro lasla
it requires no interference by its human
For every widower who marries a widow,
there are 11 who cipouss maidens,
" Vou know that mother will be here tomorrow," aaid Mrs, Bowaer at dinner the
other evening.
" Yos, 1 remember," replied Mr. Bowser,
"and I shall be glad to see her. If all
mother-in-laws had been like her, the funny
men couldn't have worked off a aingle joke
bout it."
"She   will   have  the   aide bedroom up
"All right."
" But us the furnace dosen't aeem to heat
that room sufficiently I thought I'd put up
a small atove."
"That's the oorreot thing, my dear."
" Tho girl got tho atove up there this
afternoon, but she couldn't put the pipe
" .hint ao, Mrs. Bowser, and you want me
to do it.   All right."
" I���I was going to ask'you to telephone
to a atove man."
" What for ? When the time comes that
I can't jerk three ot four lengths of stovepipe together, I'd hotter retire to an
" But you���yon���"������
" Will loae my temper, eh ? Not much!
I'm aa placid as a mitt ponl and could aet
up forty joints of stovo pipe without a wink
If all husbands were as calm and good
i iii ured as I am, this would be a far better
world, Mrs. Bowaer. I'll trot up and fix
things and be down again inside of live
Mr. Bowser reaohed the room mentioned
to lind throe joints of pipe and an elbow
awaiting him. He threw off his coat and
picked up twoof the joints. All ends were
exactly of the same size. He changed ends,
but found them the aame. He planed the
three joints in line, but the same fact was
! still apparent. Ho waa pondering over it
when Mrs. Bowser entered the room and
handed him the hammer and said :-*-*
" You may need thia. One end muat be
squeezed into lho other, of course. If you
think you can't"���
" Mrs. Bowser, what did I come up here
for ?"
"To put up the stovepipe, dear,"
" Kxaotly, I know how to do it, I'm
going to do it. I was squeezing stovepipe
together before you were born. I wu
simply wondering if the man who invented
Btovepipe was a fool or a lunatic, I'll be
down in a minute."
When she had gone, he dropped down
on his kneea and began working at two
joints. There was something wrong���juat
a trifle, samewliure. If he (queered at one
Bpot, a bulge appeared in another. When
he tapped with a hammer on ono side, the
other immediately displayed ti cuttr.uk*
erous disposition. There are aix ends to
three joints of stovepipe.
Mr, Bowser counted thom and was per- i
tcctly satisfied of this. Three of the ends!
ought to have fitted into the other three,,
but thoy wore mulishly obstinate. He wat
tryiug to fit tho elbow somewhere between,
the three joints, to see if ho could not break!
tho combination and hit a prize chromo,
when Mra. Bowser entered again.
"Aro you having trouble?   she aaked.
"Not a bit. I waa just experimenting a
little. As you are only in the way, you'd
better go down. If I Want your valuable
assistance, I'll call you,"
Mr, Bowter'a face was streaked with
perspiration and grime His shirt sleeves
had wiped off a goodly portion of the atove
blacking. Kven the baok of his neck
seemed to havo como in contact with the
pipe, After Mra. Bowaer had gone, he
tried thu elbow on the joint which he had
mentally marked, "Exhibit A.'* No go.
Then ho tried it on ''Exhibit B." No go.
Neither cud of "Exhibit C." wc uid fit in or
fit over. He hammered the end of one
joint in and the other out, but we've all
been there. Mr, Bowser waa calm, A
curious light shone in hiB eyea, and his ears
worked backward and forward, but he
didn't pick upone of the joints and demolish
a gas fiVure or mirror.
Meanwhile Mrs, Bowser was getting the
baby to Bleep, but at the same time listening intently for the climax she knew was
certain to come. She heard the squeak as
Mr. Bowser pressed on one end ofa joint
wilh hia knee and flattened the pipe to a
thickness of a pancake, and chills went over
her. Sho knew when he got the pipe
under his foot to press it baok, and a hunted
look came into her eyes. She followed his
movements as he wiped his face on the bedspread and then picked up a joint to attach
it to tho atovo. He tugged. He panted.
He let go to get a better hold, ana in imagination ahe could aee his eyes hanging
out like peeled onions. Her heart was
standing atill when there was a great crash
up stairs. That was Mr. Bowser falling
over the atove. The aecond orash was the
atove failing over Mr, Bowser,
That gurgling sound was Mr. Bowser
trying to aay something. She heard him
get up. As he jumped on the different joints
iu succession and mashed them flat, the
chandeliers below waved In the breeze. She
heard the window go up, she heard each
piece of pipe strike in the alley, and the
orash of tha stove which followed made the
baby yell out. Then she heard Mr. Bowser
kick over two chairs, bang the wardrobe
and start down with a slump, slump, slump,
hair on end, collar wilted and holding up a
bleeding finger, and as he entered the sitting room she prepared for the inevitable.
It i: une. He described several gyrations in
the nir with the cut finger, assumed a pose
Intended to make her tool her nothlngm
and said : ���
" Mrs. Bowser, I shall telephone to my
lawyer, When lie comes, send him direct
lo the library���to the library, Mrs,
Tubs and Ironing Table Combined.
Set tubs make easier tha -weekly washing
day, and they can be made by a carpenter
at no great expense  or by  the man of tho
house himself, if he be handy with tools.
The illustration   shows   a combination of
tuba and ironing table, the space on top of
the tubs being increased by the raising
of a hanging shelf which is hinged to th*
top of the front so as to come flush with
the cover proper when raised 'a a horizontal position. To secure solidity, two
legs can be inserted under this shelf when
it is raised. The three compartments mako
it possible to put the clothes through tht
customary three waters without first emptying one compartment to mako room for tha
final rinsing. If there is not running water
in the house the tuba should be fitted with
atop cooks at the outer corners to draw off
the water.
Housekeeping, and the Home.
No doubt all the womon who real thia
article pride themselves upon their housekeeping. You are excellent housekeepers,
everyone, but is it not possible that In tho
zeal of keepiug bouse you somewhat Iota
sight of the ideal home making? It muss
bo admitted, a home is uot a home unless
It is well kept in every detail, but do not
let the petty details engross your wholo
time and attention, and drive yon into
nervoua prostration by the strain and
worry. There are the ohildren whoso
wants must be attended to. Do not neglect
tho little treasures. If you can not attend
to both houae and children, let it be tho
children. An authority has said that a
child's character is formod during tho first
seven years of its life. If thia be true yoa
cannot give them too much of your loving
attention and thought. They are very
quick at that age to notice any lack of
sympathy j and do what one will, they know
instinctively whether one loves them.
Children are all, more or less, imitators of
others. Then you, the mother, who ar*
brought into constant contact with them,
have a moat careful task to perform in doing and saying nothing that your children
may not do and aay. Aa they grow older,
and the mother aees tho one growing into
a sweet-faced little girl, mother's own
daughter, the friends say, with the looks
and actions of mother coming to the aurface, and the other growing into an exact
reproduction in miniature of the father,
with some of m^'hor'a graces added, tho
mother'a heart swells with pride ana lovo,
and sho is moat thankful that ahe nev-jr
sacrificed the children for the house.
Then, too, the patter of tittle feet, sticky
iiigers on the window panes, darling little
faces, and childish voices will not always
gladden the home. They will grow up,
some may be takeu away, and then to the
lonely mother every unkind word and
every neglected duty will ennio back, magnified a thousand times by the silence in tho
I.ef the children have their pleasures.
Train them to bo obedient, neat, and to
somo extent orderly, and then let them
have all the fun their busy brains can devise so long as It is harmless and innocent.
Long after thoy have grown to manhood
and womanhood, even after they have
families of their own, they will look baok
to their happy childhood as the oasis in
their lives. Mother wilt bo thought of as
the dearest mother that ever was, and
father will be the beat man.
Thc mother, though, must not becomo a
slave to the children in order that they
may have a good time and no ca>*es in their
childhood. Mother has rights and privileges upon which theahildren, as they grow
older, must not infringe. One of the moat
important is that ahe shall not watt on
thoae who are abundantly able to wai*, on
themselvea. She muat not confine herself
to looking after their bodily wants en*
tirely, Advance wish them in their mental
pursuits. Be their companion in their readings, or in whatever they aro doing. One
of the great mistakes mothers make nowadays is to aee their offspring advancing and
yet make no effort to keep as well posted
themselvea. If a son or daughter aak a
question, more respect is felt for the mother
if ahe is able to answer it and give them
suggestions they had not thought of. Do
not allow them to get out of your reach
mentally. Read the papers and the
monthly magazines. If a book comes out
that is all the rage, read it, and be able to
discuss it and tell who the author is. If it
ia impossible to arrange your duties to have
time to read yourself, one of the ohildren
or your huaband might read aloud in tho
evening when you are engaged with th*
household mending or sewing. In that way
all would be benefited, and by exchanging
thought upon tbo charaotors, now ideas
would bo galnel.
Strive to keep well the homo in which
you live, but do not forget to keep polished
the gem which lies in tho upper story of tho
temple of the body.
Two Good  Recipes.
Lemon Pie. ��� Line Apia tin with ptsto-
alice thin ono lemon, removing tha sects*
mix a tableNpootiful of Hour with twothirds
of a teacupful of sugar and Bpread evenly
over the pie; add a cupful oi cold water,
put on tho upper crust and bako in a quick
oven. The pio should be put into n ������ oven
as soon aa may be after the wai er is added,
'[his makes a delicious pin and has the
advantage over lomon pies as they are
usually made at tho '-resent timo in that il
is quickly and easily made.
Dried Blackberry Pie. ���Line a pie tin
with paste; sprinklo into it a handful of
dried hlickberries: mix in a dessert Hpoon-
ful of flour with half a teacupful of Biigar
*nd spread evenly over tho pic;  add a tea-
upfulof cold water; put on tho upper
rruat and bako in a well heated ovon.  J'his
eoipe makes a very nice pio if tho berries
are properly driod, Blackberries as thoy
are usually dried aro almost worthless. As
soon aa may beafierlho berries are brought
from the field thoy ahnnld be spread, upon
earthen plates, sprinkled with sugar and
scalded in a hot oven, thon mashed with a
knifo, again Bpread evenly over the plates
and carefully dried in tho oven. They
should be stirred several times during
the drying procosa. When dried they
ahould ba put away in glass cans or tight
paper sacks. Prepared in this way they
aro nice for pies and aro always ready.
Infill d lo !Hnk*- a al--tir*-(**> la H-r Nerlt.-
weil I'ornrr or  (.rrrnlaii-1 - Will l-ra*
It lill'    A IT **|H.
A big A re tiu exploration, in which a
Weston man Is to take the loading part, is
on font. Mr. ���!, B, Tyrrell of thc Geological Survey, who has just returned from an
exploration of the Northern Barren lands
of Canada, has been askod by Prof. Steins,
head of tho United States Geological Survey, to load a party to Kllesmare Land.
situate in the 77th degree of latitude, to
the northwest corner of Greenland, actosa
the .Smith Hound from the Ingtefield land
ing, the moat northern point reached by
the famoua Peary expedition. The party
ia to go to a.-iirch for and rescue two Swo
dish naturalists who have been lost on KI
h'Binero Land. Another object in to make
a survey of north and west coasts of Kile*
mere Laud, It is proposed the party sail
Iiy vessel to Itaflin's Bay via Davis Strait
and thn (treat northwest passage. The
terminus of tho explosion will be over
!a!O0U miles distant from Newfoundland,
and about 'JOO miles further north than the
point roached by tho Peary expedition.
'I he expedition ia under tho 0. S. Mcologi-
cal Survey it bell g puton foot by American capitalists, TheautnofSr-O.OOO has been
subscribed towards the exploration. Mr.
Tyrrell  has not as yet accepted the offer
in undertake tho trip, but thoro   is tittle.,- _nil.    	
doubt ho will accept.    It is learned he has ' (-training  the   animalcuhe   and amall
the permission of tho Dominion Government! outof the water he takes iuto his capacious
to tako it up if ho wiahes to do so. mouth.   It must bo alow work, but then he
  I |lP>s plenty of time and  nothing else to do
* I ao he attends to his eating ao regularly thai
' he often  aocumulatea a ton of oil in hi*
bulky system.
A Whale's Jawbones.
The jawboneb of a whalo aro -onictimos
20 eet in length, and tho mouth, when
wide opon, is 12 by 18 feet, Tho throat,
however, is sn small as scarcely to admit a
hen's egg.   The whalo gota hia living by
In ' .nel-ih a beautiful caotue is in bloom,
bu'tring Iw (lowers, -���*-
Published   Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
By Whitney & Co.
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Oaa inuh per je��� $ 1100
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ai.ath c.l   nermr     toOO
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Notices   of Births,   Marriages   and
sTsatths, 50 cents each insertion.
No Advcrtismenl inserted for less than
,  ems.
��� ver tiling Agrent. 3L Merchants'
Vxohange. Ban Francioco, io our authorized agont. This paper ie kept
oa file in hia office.
~'IaW. Fell. 26,1895.=
Mr. Williams, of the city of Vancouver has m.ide a most remarkable discovery. He declared from his place in
the legislature that the route from Victor a to Australia was by wav of Bute
Inlet. We suppose as a matter of course
that he will now be made a member of
the Royal Geographical Society.
The Liberals of Victoria have select
ed as their standard bearers in the com
mg campaign, Wm. Templeton and Dr.
Milne. They could not have done better. These gentlemen wilt poll the full
Liberal vote. The Conservatives, if
they would succeed, must match them
with candidates equally popular. To
properly balance the forces and make
the fight pictures- ue, the Conservatives
should nominate W. H. Ellis and Ur.
The Bella Conla Colonists appear to
delighted with their surroundings
and prospect*!. The climate is fine and
tbe land not hard to clear, and is of
good quality. As the settlers appear
to be industrious and willing to work
for what they get and withal have a
sensible hard working leader in their
minister, Mr. Saigstaff, the colony will
undoubtedly soon be in a flourishing
condition. It has done splendidly so
far. The lesson it teaches is that asso
ciation is wisest in a now country.
Which is it to be, a session or a dissolution? We think tbe suspense should
be ended and the country given lo know
on what they are to depend. The
country was not made for the politicians,
who act however as if they thought it
was. The business of the country is
undoubtedly suffering from a campaign
which will be unduly prolonged if we
are to have a session before an election.
The issues are made up. Let the pen
pie decide them and the policy of the
government be determined accordingly.
The American congress is appropriating money for a submarine cable to
Honolulu. With that action we can'i
complain, but should endeavor to obtain a sufficient footing for our own cable stretching from Vancouver Island
to Australia. As an independent power
we should demand from them the samo
favors granted the United States or any
other nation. These islands lie in tke
pathway of our Australian steamers,
and a coaling station there as well as
a small island on which to laid a cable
would be a very great advantage.
The cold weather in Europe and cast
ofthe Rockies in Canada and the Unit
ed States has been productive of much
suffering and loss ot propertv. The
death rate among the aged and feeble
has been especially heavy. [n (Me
south the cold has been remarkable,
accompanied in many places by furious
snow storms. The distress in some
t sections has been fearful, the terrors ef
the weather being augmented by the
terrors of poverty. In London and
Glasgow the soup kitchen alone stands
between starvation and tens of thousands
of people, the latter city alone feeding
iw this way over 40,000 people.
We are glad to notice that a movement is on foot in Tacoma to receive
Canadian money at par. This is sensible. Trade is obstructed enough by
the tariff without setting up any additional artificial barriers. The cost of
���hipping back all tbe Canadian money
taken in the coast cities of the United
States would amount to an infinitesimal
mull sum per annum. By removing
tin*- obstruction trade would be encouraged and a better feeling restored.
United States money is taken everywhere in British Columbia at par and
tbe interests of our southern neighbors
require that there should be reciprocity
n this matter.
The McClarv Mfg. Co will immediately make some extensive additions to
their factories at London, with a view to
manufacturing new lines of goods. They
intend making steel and cast iron enamelled or granite wate. These lines have
hitherto been altogether imported, but
mis company will shortly be in a position
If fully supplyihe market. This will add
another new industry, by establishing a
factory for this important class of goods,
which have not heretofore been tpade in
thi imr ma*.
If you would get a favor done
By some obliging friond,
And wont a promise, safe and sure,
On which you can depend,
Don't go to him who always hu
Muck leisure timo to plan,
But, if you want your favor done,
Just ask the busy man.
The man with leisure never has
A moment he can spare,
He's always ''putting off," until
His friends are in despair;
But he whose every waking hour
Is crowded full of work
Forgo-ts the art of wasting time;
He cannot stop to shirk.
So when you want a favor done,
And want it right away,
Go to the man who constantly
Works thirty hours a day.
He'll find a moment, sure, somewhere,
That has no oiher use,
And fix you while the idle man
Is framing an excuse.
As the general election campaign be-
serious and ubiquitous, it grows
more and more necessary for the elector
to put himself on guard against the slump
speaker and the party organ, bolh of
which argue frnm a "brief." It is the pro
fessed business of these twin retailers of
biassed rhetoric and ������doctored" statistics
to delude, mi-lcnd and befog the vtner.
They are useful ki*-t in proportion -isihcy
are plan- iblv unfair and credibly antrum
ful. the liivjhc-,1 point nf ihe an tbey
praciice is that .it which they can profess
with snher laces to present both sides of
thc question-.1 issue, and yet make it
clear thai no one not a fuol or a knave
could possibly nccepl the position of their
opponent**.. But it may be taken for
granted at thc outset by any thinking
elector that neither party in Canada is
made-up principally of knaves or fools ���
Several correspondents have written to
us for inure particulars of the new milking machine. Since the first notice of it
appeared in our issue ofthe 3rd, ult., we
have made further inquiries, and are informed thai the machine has been invented and worked out bv Dr. Shields of
Glasgow, and Mr. William Elliott, ol
Lanark, and that it is thoroughly successful and practical in every wa>. It milks
the catlle quickly dry and without injury
to the teat. It is estimated tbat a man
and two boys, say fourteen, 10 sixteen
years of age, will easily milk from too to
120 cows an hour with it. Thc power required is about two horse. The machine
is very simple, and with ordinary care
should last twenty years. All the parts
coming in contact with the milk are very
easily cleaned; in fact, they are just
thrown into a big bath of cold water and
rinsed And placed in clear watei again.
A company is being formed to take
over thc patents and manufacture the ma
chines and place them on the market,
and it fa expected tliey will be ready for
the spring irade. We understand that
orders from people who have already seen
the machine at work have already been
received for between 200 and 300 machines, to be fitted as soon   as   possible.
We hope, in the course of a few weeti
to have an opportunity of personally inspecting this machine at work.-fARMERS
gazbttk, Dublin, Ireland.
Hatpin*- Oyl thm View. ***���**���,
Somo jrenn ago, in a vory rural district.
0 farmer betd a oow for sale. Now, m ther*
whu no wttkly papor to advertise in, it wattle custom of tbo vtcar to (fire tot-boo
tic*.***, out to his congregation un Sundays
So the farmer thought ho would go to the
vicar and grt bim to advertuw tho oow tu
"Y��o,M wyo the -floor, "toft yon ���*���*���'���*
conn* to my church."
And thuy struck the bargain thai the
vicar should advtrtlao tho oow, and tbt
man in return shou d go to ohurch. Now,
un tort uuatoly, tbe man woo vory deaf, and
ou lho Hun-lay following when tbe ft
car gave out tho honns of marriage bo
tween Joseph So-and-so and Sarah 60-and
so���a rat) m- unusual Incident, for thoy seldom had a wedding���tht* farmer took ll
for granted that tho vicar waa -firing out
particulars of hit cow aud shoutod out:
"Yon may as well say, while you an
about It, that aho is a moot gtatU eroatiue,
entirely freo from vioo and a great eater."
-London Tit-Bit*.
Tho** Mm L-trg* Ballon*
Hero to a nice little atory conducive to a
continued popularity of hooka and eyes.
"One secret of tbo Chicago packer* grrmt
fortune* Is simply," taid n resident of that
city recently, "they don't waste anything.
Tho meat, tbo entrails������ very thing U made
use of but the squeal. Thoy can't cutch
that, 00 It la wasted, funny thing what
they do wilh the blood. II le all caught in
a great tank, aod after II clots is carted off
to a stamping houso, whoro powerful ma*
chineo aro busy stamping tt Into buttons.
Yes, button* of Mood aro a novelty. It Is
all dono al ouo stamp of Iho big dies, and
ll woo found that tbey wear renmrknhly
welL Tbey aro distinguished by their peculiar rod oolor."- Now York Sun.
One odl shows a nearly adult 1
of tho Malayan or Asiatic tapir, which le
Im* frequently lo bo ooon In soologtcal collection* than othor varieties of Iho toplra
Tho home of Ibe mpir lo In Control and
South Ajuertea, when thero aro three well
known specleo���via, Baird'o tapir, the
hairy earvd tapir and th* Draalllao tapir,
of which specimen* ar* common, it having
lieen frequently bred In aoologloal gardens.
Tho Malayan tapir hae only been knowa
to European naturalist* tine* 1814
-cr-r-rio-fcT s. c.
Dickson & Co.,  Props.
SB %    %
This Hotel is fitted up with
a degree of Elegance and
regard to Comfort and Convenience hitherto unknown
outside of the large cities.
liq,tjo:r,s -i-h-
-justtd oxoja.-r&
Table Unsurpassed _
*��*-*aT****i,T, a. c.
We supply the best of
Bread, Pies and Cakes
and deliver at the Bay
Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays and at Union
every week day.
Wedding Cakes a Specialty.
k NWAJtD & I'.Oi'KTKR.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical   Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals and
Gunsmilhing and  Tin   Work
Dins-wall Building.
0o***oz, B. 0.
Wedding and other ring, made to order.
of Clocks, Watches, Booka
and Stationery.
T. D. McLean
-CT-NTO-fcT, B. C.
Nnrseyman and Florist
Greenhouse and Nursery-
804 Westminster Road, Vancouver
P. 0. Address-Mt. Pleasant,
Fine ���took of opl����<< frown Froit aad Ornamental Treee, tfrnbi, I'l-tnir*. Vinci. Hone*.
Unit***, etc. Alio -.grlm-tnr*.) Implement*,
Hpraying t'umvi. Be* Hires aad Bee Supplies
Oenpare pH*m. bay direct and pat the
aganu' proflt* in yonr own pocket.
WOlt River and ottior TarietlM of Apple
Trees, iJe- ckcb, $tl per 100.
AbundanoO ��--d other ketterTarietiee of
PluuTreM.Mo c*��h. |�� per 100.
Italian Preae, 1 year eld, aa plan roots,
Kelfer **������������ other better rarietlei of Pear,
35o. each. 930 per 100.
Strong two year old Currant*. $-1 per 100.
.No traveling agents, aet ����**���# e*t-
ato-n* hiror-* placiag year spring order.
114 Im
H. A.
Barrister k Solicitor. No's 114
Commercial Street.
J. A. Carthew
vtxot-t, *a. o.
Society    Cards
I. O. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night st < o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Lobge No 14 A.F A A.M.,B.C.R
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too, C. O.
et in thei 1   lodge  room  o
[. I'l<-1    store, Courtenay, every .ec
Sa'iird.l   at   8 p.m.   Visiting  iiret
:ordiatly invited to attend.
W. Duncan, Sec.
All persons driving over the wharf or
bridges in Comox district lastsr than a
walk, will be prosecuted according to
S. Creech,
Gov. Agent.
Th. jnrluership lMswasa th. naderaigrtat
in the I'l.ging b.aine,, at Conrtenay haa
beau tli,tolv��d by mutual consent. All oat
standing aaaonnt. will b. paid by Mr. H.
Stewart, to whom sil bills dn. th. iras
must b. paid.
CourLrej. B.C.,       Robert Graham
Feb 1.1 1805. Hugh Stewart
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gableaanp Co., Prop's
Baston (treat      ���    Nanaimo X. 0.
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a scruio* Aan-
ci.f. for the same money?
Notary Public and Convavancer
On Approved Security
When  absent   from   the  citv   JOHN
Williams   .ill transact his business
Miss BB. Williams,
Teacher of Music,  Shorthand
and Typewriting
Pupils can have free use of Typewriter
and I'iano for practice.
Nanaimo Saw Mill,
Sash and Dcor
(!'. O. Drawer 36.   Teloplioi a Call. It!
���***"** A complete stock of Kongb and
Dressed Lumber always on hand.   AI,o
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll
Sawing, Turning, and all kinds
of wood finishing furnished.
Cedar.  White Pine.   Redwood.
H. J. Theobald,
House and Sip Painter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All Order* Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
���**TOT.A^l 2T PUBLIO,
Fire, life and Accident Insurance.
���JS.3UD ���
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
aad frsliht Bar on*.r
Lmv. Victoria, Tnaadar, 7 a. n.
"  Nanaimo far Comox, Wadandar, T a. at
L..T. Como. for Nanaim.,      Fridays, T..m.
Naaaim. far Victoria   Sataruey, 7 e.m
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.  23,
To tako street at 8 00 a. ta. oa Thursday, /aa.   10th,  I'M*.   Traiaa
ran oa Pacilic  Itaadard
NORTH HOUND (Read Down.)
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,   8SS93RS)9Ri.83SSflS8SilS
���*|I    x-!j: -:: *--���:���::���*������*.:��
Oa Saturdays and ���uadaj-���
Retort*. Tickets will t�� tone* bttw��M tvll
Patau (or a tan ud a quittf, jromi tee rets*-* not IsftUr ihan Koaday.
Rtt-irn Tlekt-U for tn* aad a halt orttlMr*r
Ure nur ha psrehMsd fUll** to all ptr-tnla,
goad (or MTen dajn, lacl-adlng rtejr of Imi.
Ko Return TlokeU imod for a tare Md *
qMffttr whsM tho iln-flo for* li twenty-flre
MBit f
Tkrougk rates b��tw**-a�� VlotorUandt'omfM.
Hlloago -ud Comraatat'ioo Heket*** om bo oo*
UlBodoflopplioaUMto'Tlckot Agont, Victoria
DtQOM'f and Wolllngtoa Station*.
PnridMt. anl Sopt,
Iterns That Ape Intepesfirjg    ���
At   Oup   Store
The best value we have ever seen in Flannelette�����, 10 and 14 yards
for a dollar. A special line of all pure linen Toweling, 16 yards for
$1.    New check Muslins���1895 quality���price 25% less than last year
Sf,    7    -*tnrl  ft vrls   for ttl All plash and cloth Jacttets must be entirely closed out���do you   re
, U,   /, ctllU o yyio. i*ji   *J>1. quire one ?���see us about it when you come down-we'll make ,���e
price snit you.   We are having great success with our bargain
counter- sure to ba something on it you can use���look it aver.
The Famous
M ft M St, Jams, as.
mWttnA for S-unplei.  Prcmpt doliTonr.  Perfect tit guorantrtd,
Geo. B. POWELL, o0id h��um,
Vancoarcr. li oar ipccial agent.
Waverly X
X House;
This  Magnificent   Hotel   Bulidlne
Is Mow Opened for the Reception of Guests.
Fines* Appointments.
Best Table. Splendid "ample
Hooms   and   Reasonable   Rates.
livery Convenience for Kinera.
A. Lindsay, Lessee.
Cumberland Hotel
Union, B. C.
The finest hotfl building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
- * and (���-
by   Bennett Sf Hay
Union, B.O.
o I o fo I o I o I o I o I
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
Ow. *T*l��hl and Paaaeaaw Aa*. ' *��� Grant * L. Mounce, Praprs.
Stage and Livery,
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
.'.  Teaming Promptly Bone,  ,\
3^cQ,TTIXjIj.A.lsr So Q-IJLsls/LOJEl-E}.
Puntiedge Bottling Works.   ;
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
         atANllrACTUMR OF
_ ���, ���ansparalla, Champagne Older, Iron Phccphatea aud Syriapa.
Sottl.r of Different  Bran*, of   Latter Bear,  Steam Beer  and Farter.
Agent for tha Union Brewery Company.
- an
0    1=J
n   ���
���    -3
I ut
praparod to
furnish Stylish Rica
and do Teaming
At rMsoaablc rates.
0. KiliHttrlck.
Union. B. a
���n      /
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UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Calces and
P.es always on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
McKenzie <* McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General    Blacksmiths. .
Bring on Your Work.
OO-a-STBNJL-T, *��.C.
Tha leading kotal la Coanoz diatricv.
���Taw and handsomely ftirniahea,
���xeellent hunting and Halting cloaa
to town. Touriata caa depend on
ftrst-elaaa accommodation. Baaaona-
bla raUa. Bar avppliad with th*
choieaat liquor, and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Gmnberland Meat Met
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
B. B, LiieiTOl,
At tha Bay, Cornea, 1. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Can-lag-. Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Works, Xanaimo
Dealer ia Bicycles. Agent for Brai.t-
ord Bicycle Co., H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, lleaston, Humber,
Rudfe, Nasr Howe and Whltwofth. Will
sail on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
These goods are sold by
Grant & McGregor.


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