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Array N02S.
$2.00 PER YEAR
A Large Stock of Boots and Shoes of Cochrane and Cass-
cll's Celebrated make just opened at McKim's Store, every
pair warranted to give Satisfaction.    Prices moderate.
Just opened by Mrs,McKim at her Residence near the Courtenay House an Extensive Stock of Everything in the Millinery Line.    The Trimmings are Simply Elegant.
An invitation is extended to the Ladies to call and examine
for themselves.
Importer   and  General Merchant
THE WHABF        +--x COMOX, U. C.
Agent Dominion Pianos and Organs. Giant and Judson
Powder Co. B. C. Potter and Terra Cotta Works. A
carload of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flourjust to hand.
W. J. Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
    A   Full   Line of Everything   	
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,  Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
I have for sale some    plended  Lots and   Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canad i Western will run its track
Directly Through Thn Properly
in pissing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. Figures low and
terms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest at
pr�� sent, and once neglected NEVER   RETURNS
Ortice at Courtenay.
Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
to buy
Agricultural Implements, Faimand Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster,Cordaga and Cement
Victoria, B C
P 0 Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
Dr. W J. Young
Physician tf Surgeon
Courtenay l'lnrnucy
Chas R Hardy & Co
Antl Financial Breaker
Nutary Public, Con*f oraneor.
Nanalnio. B.C.
Courtenay B.  G.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles,Props.
Just received from the East
Dress goods, Trims, Mourning Prims,
Men's limey and slum top Shirts, etc.
Also an extensive variety of Hinges,
Locks, and General Hardware. No U'ou'j,
le to show goods,
53?- To Let:��� The claim below the
Duncan  Bros.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General lllacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery & Glatuware
Dry Oooda
Booti 6 Show
Faint ft Oil!
Gents Furnishings
Patient Hedicinei
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J, Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on ihc Pacific Coast, and is situated nt
thc nmuth of the Courtenay Kiver, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox,
Trent are plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in thc neighborhood
The Bar connected with thc hotel is
kept well supplied   with  the best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Join
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steam-r JOAN will suit as follows*
OALUNU.Vl'WAY I'OI'Tri iw ���.iwscnaore
antl fruit-lit inn)- utTi-r
i!    vo Victoria, Tiietsil -j*. A n. in
'*   Nitn.Hiniifui'CimtiJX, U'u-liie-KtHj-, 7 n, m
"   Coimix for Valtioi* tl'uiiit, ovi-y -iltrrtmlti
Tliurn !,i) V .i.in.'Ili! Ul'llillrf a-uno (lit)'. 1
U'hvi" Comox iur Niunt'nm,       Fri-lays, "i-.tii
'       Nanniniufor Victoria,   Kniurdc-y, "itm
For freight or state  rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Ry.
Time   Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. in. on Friday
September 30th. 1603. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Timu.
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On Saturdays and Sunday*
Hut urn Tickets will bo Iwmotl ttutwnon nil
iminta iiu- u fun- nud a quarter, good for ro-
turn nut luier Hum Monday.
Uoiurn Tickets for ouo nnil n Imlf ordinary
fnro muy In* imrclmactl el-illy to all point--,
good for Hiivcii -ittys, Incliiilin-- tiny of li-aio.
No llolttrn Tlckcti- Issued for n f,u-�� anil n
t-ii.tripi- wlioro thu Bliiglo fnro U twenty-Are
tj tints.
Through rules hot wean Victoria nnd Comox.
President. Gen'l Supt.
Oen. Freight nnd Pnioougor Agt.
Society     Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings at7-3o p. in. in the old
North Coniox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Hollidny
Hiram Loage No 14 A.F .& A.M.,H.C.R.
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday- after the new  and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to at-
Joan Burd,
CO'O'K'rElTA.Tr, E.G.
fphe leading hotel in Comox district.
''-'New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and. cigars
R. Qraham, Propr.
T. C. Woods
Comox        j        B.  C.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
Sr-Miil^ I'll.      I"   ~~n
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays-Saturdays,
and Sundays.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horace, 100 bhoep, and 00 Cows
together with
S Mowii-f-* Machines, 1 Steel Bollor
1 Ito-piug Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill flawwr, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeds can be seen in my pos-
Adam IcKelvey
Union Steamship Go. B.O.Ltl.
HKAIi OFFICE and \V\u\rt, Vancouver.B.O.
Vatieuu vour ami NanniKio-SS. Cut Hi Lnivcs
(>. P. It. wharf daily nt 1*00 p. m. rvhirotiig
troiii Ni-iniiiiui'it, "ii. 111.   Lui'KO ut tuiiijiiiny a
wlmrf luii 11111,1111,
Vancouver imd Comox-ss. Coniox loaves
fiiiiil'imj-'H wlmrf  uvij* Monday al 8, a ill,
for Uiiiiii)** dli-irict, roturlnug ou Tuiwuiiy,
Vnnconvor and Norihorn Loggliig CanifiB
Aiul SuttonlOi'tu ��� s .s. Comox loavoa tlio
ruiillNtny-j whurf every Wwlnuadny 111 tin. in.
for Oili-ujii'H l-aiiditiu.'-'-tcHitilr, Wclcoinu I'iihh
l.iiiiil, Cui-i.!'. Iti'iul 1'latitl and roturitintf tlio
t-ntllO i'iiiilr;.,iiiiil to Port Ncvilli; nud Wiiy-iorln
evory Htlorunto week
tCLSt-tninors HtidSuows always nvallaWo for
Bxonmloiw/I'owliijr, FrulirhttiiK UualnoM, Am
ii!.* StontgO Anmiiindaiirjii on t'o's wliarl.
I'arli-'iilara on a|>|ilication to Ll-in ollico.
WM. WEBBSTEH,   Manager*
All persons driving over tho wharf
or l-ridgf-s iu Comox district fimter
th-tti a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
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Dominion Election
To tbe Electors of Vuacouver
Island District.
Having been requested by a large
number of Electors to allow my name
to be placed in nomination as a Candidate for the House of Commons in the
Liberal-Conservative interests, I respectfully announce myself as a Candidate for
thc favor nf your support at the com
ing election.
I will make a personal Canvas where-
ever possible and further explain my 0"
pinions politically.
Your obedient Servant,
Andrew Haslam.
From Mr. Hunter.
To the Electors of the Oomox Division of the Vancouver Electoral
I have to thank you fur your
very kind and flattering requisition asking
me to become a candidate at the ennuing
election for tbe District of Vancouver.
1 am sorry that matters of a private nature prevent me from complying with your
request, and from accepting the support
and assistance so spontaneously offered
me.   I am,
Yours faithfully,
Joseph Hunter.
Union Flashes
Local Brevities
Wharf Gleanings.
Comox, April 25.-���The mail steamer
Joan arrived last Wednesday about 3 p.
m. with the following passenger*;: Mrs.
Duncan, Niss E. McDonald, Miss Mitch
ell, Alex McMillan, (1. Howe, A. McMillan, A. Radford, L. Cliffe, \V. and R.
Duncan, F.Verdie and Alex I.eadingham
Consignees ��� McPhee & Moore, J. B,
HolmesJ.McKim and (ieo. Howe. Alex
Leadinpham came alone, greatly disappointing me as I fully expected he would
make the riffle ibis time. Frank K. Ver-
die, knight of the goad -stick, goes to D.
Anderson's logging camp, Oyster Hay
when* hf will ngnjn manipulate the stick.
Alt-x McM'I'an of Denman Island who
rcm-rned ovei to witness the play of Her-
cules. returned on Friday morning. He
is one of the Ift'Rt farmers on the island.
Our nci^hl*' i,Mr. Roy, across the bay,
is pulling in 11 crop this spring. He has
made great improvements on hi; place.
It afi-trds quite a relief to the monotony of
our view, ind is the cause of thc remark,
frequently hcaid," What a nice place that
Oen. McDonald says he would like t->
see his potatoes prow on thc sand spit. I
sec he has pui ,1 barh{erous) wire fence a-
round ihe place. It will be a bad place
for thc boys tn tnke a rest on.
When the Joan left Friday she took
down 11 big |I t of Indians, with their canoe*;, etc,, inr-uding the two that were remanded to assize court for trial for housebreaking.
We w ere very glad to hear of the telephone enterprise. The instruments will
be up on the 26th and will he immediately put in position. It will fill a long felt
The pheasants which W.H.Anderson im
ported from below are occasionally seen.
They arc �� pleasant addition to lhe foresters, and it is hoped that no sportsman
will disturb them.
Capt. Jones was over from Vancouver on
Sunday in his sloop, thc Mary Ann. The
captain looks healthy-nut time and corrod
Ing care have lefttheir mark on his not un
wrinkled visage.
On Sunday evening the SS. Rainbow
came in on her way down from the north
and left at 6 o'clock the next morning.
She brought down from Salmon Kiver J.D.
McAUen, W. Campbell, .1. Bahimre, G,\V
Urquhart- who came itfler preemption
oapers. They rcpo't having found very
good farming lands, plenty for many more
settlers. Thev are located about two
miles up the river which is about 80 miles
from here. They returned by canoe.Mon
day afternoon. Wm Cheney sent down
word by the steamer that he was all right
and doing well��� still going north, but
expected to return by next trip of the
The Cnqtiitlam (in place nf the Comox)
arrived Monday evening at 8 o'clock with
Rob. Norris, Rcnnisnn llros nnd Mr.
Hasham as passengers, and frieght for
McPhee & Moore, j, 11. Holmes, J. McKim and (ieo. Howe.
Hlue Mud.
I 0 O F Service
Notice is'hereby given that the annual
sermon lo the order of Od 'fellows will be
preached next Sabbath (D.V.) by the Rev
John Robson, RA. in the New School
House, Union, -it 2,30p. m.
All tbe members of the Union Lodge
Ho 11 are requested to be present, as well
as any members of sister lodges who can
make it convenient. Please be on time,
and remember the date, April 30th.
All members of the I. O. 0. F. are requested to meet at Hall at 2'olock, sharp.
Union Lodge, No 11,1.0.0 F.
On the 30th of April will occur the an
niversary ofthe Odd-Fellows and Union
Lodge proproses lo celebrate it in a becoming manner. Thc procession will
form at 2'oclock, and all brothers ftom
sister lodges are cordially invited.
Wm Anthony, Rec���Sec.
Telephone Connections.
The telephone instruments will arrive
to day on the Joan, and will at once be
placed in position. The wire between
Comox and Courtenay and Conrtenay
and Union has been repaired, and in a
d-iy or two there will be telephonic connec
tions between th* three places. The telegraph line is in operation as far as Union and as soon as business justifies it
will be opened to the Hay. In the mean
time the telephone will answer all purposes very well, and messages may be
tent by it to Union to be forwarded with
out extra, charge.
The last week has not been particulaly
lively. The bad weather has had a depressing effect, but the march of improvement has been steady. The new store
of McKim Is WOW nearly completed and
on Monday it had a brisk trade. The furniture: store and hall opposite McKim's
is nearing completion, and Grant & Mc
Gregor are also busy with the new cars
for the Colliery Co.
The forces in the milk war are kept
well in hand and the hum of preparation
for the coming conflict is plainly heard.
Harrigan hns been buying a new horse,
and he's no slouch, lean tell ynu. He
will not do to draw heavy artillery, but
for a desperate churge which would flame
over thc opposing battlements and carry
off the colors, he il just thc animal. Of
course he may get shot, and r.ime near
being so the other day when a stray
shell broke the uhifflctree in two pieces.
These repealed disasters muft lake the
profit off of the cream, but probably have
not disturbed the enormous revenue from
thc milk sales which some days amount
to nearly a dollar.
The Jans are having a hard lime of it.
They can't speak Engtish(hnvc little work
and are too lazy to do it if they had It.But
they have lots of pride, and would starve
rather than beg. Of course there are exceptions, nnd some Japs do well, but in
the main they are not steady workers like
the Chinese. Last Saturday in some way
thc Superintendent, F, D. Little, learned
that down at the Japs' House they were
in distress, for want of provisions. He
sent down provisions. Things were found
bad enough. The "boss" had cleared out
with the money, leaving seven of them
there without anything, They had no
beds, no furniture of any discription, were
half clothed, without food and already
famished. The physlcan was sent to
them, and word of their suffering having
gotten round (bad news travels fast)ladies
came with clothing and food. One of
the |aps was so far gone that on Saturday he died, and Sunday it was said two
more were In a dying condition, In fact
only two or three out of the whole number were strong enough to get about. It
was a sad sight. Why they didjuot apply
to their countrymen in the camp who
were able to help them is a mystery. Hut
it is notorious that thc japs here have not
accommodated themselves to our climate
They have worn as little clothing as they
were wont to in Japan, and a*- a consequence there has been .** good deal of
sickness and deaths among them. In ad
dition to this they are very proud, and so
although living where there is an abundance, would nol ask for help.
Mr. Win Gleasnn had his back injured
by a falling rock in No. 4 slope. It is
said however that it is not verj* serious
and that in another week he will be all
right. It is hoped that this may turn out
to be tbe case.
The opening ofthe telegraph line to
this pl'ica is very gratifying to our pride,
as well as convenient in many ways. It
takes us out of thc woods and places us
alongside cf the great centers.
The J. D. Peters and steamship Jennie
arrived at Union wharf on Monday. The
J. D. Peters goes to Alaska to supply the
whalers with coal. She will lake about
2,000 tons. The SS. Jenny is expected
to leave Tuesday might for San Francisco.   The San Mateo is due next Sunday.
The Courtenay Athletic Club gave a
performance here Monday evening presenting the farce entitled Hercules. It
was very well done for amateurs, and full
of local hits. The amusing feature came
when thc candidate returned wilh the
girdle ofthe Amnzonlon queen commonly denominated a hoop skirt. He was full
dressed like a gentleman and this was
simply an over garment, but ii so horrified a few young ladies that they got up
and left.led by one of thcil* number who
attended the same performance at the
Hay the week befoie.
The Milky Way
Comox, April 15th.��� Editor NEWS!
I was much grieved tn hear that my friend
Don Quixote was terribly hurt by those
"Union Flashes". Poor fellow! He or
his hoise ought to sue somebody foJ a libel or a breach of promise or a devaluation of character or something. It was
no wonder that ROZINANTE took to thc
woods, ashamed of rourse, of hi? master's
folly. He was vcx< d because it was stated he began on the first of April, but I
think be had a perfect right to celebrate
lhat clay if he wanted to. I think he
should feel flattered by those "Union
Flashes" as he is said to be pushing; but
I do not call it push but unmitigated {-all
for a man to run up three flights of stairs
in succession only to run down again followed by the kind invitation to call again
In regard to who is doing the most business, it is pretty hard tn tell; almost any
one ran give away lhe "pure article" if he
is pnlitc about it, but no one likes to le
told "Ynu must take it from me" "The
rest are going to qnit-ymi'll have to come
t<> me.'. When the mine rinsed last fall,
M*. Thomas quit and many ofthe miners
applied to Mr. Fulton but as he did not
-���o out every day he and Mr. S. F. Crawford alternately supplied them for several
weeks, When the work started again
Mr. Thomas sold nut Iii* business to Mr.
Matherson who claims he did not know
his old friend was in thc business, but it
is said he passed him on the road several
times when he went nm with Mr.Thomas
to visit his customers. On tbe whole as
there is only trade enough for one, and as
we believe in the"survival of thefittesi"no
doubt some of lhe parties will seek other
employment. Mathcwsnn savs he'll stick
to it. Crawford says he'll never give up,
nn, never, never, never. What will Harrigan do? I leave Rozinante to tell.
[We would be glad to hear now from
Mr. Harrigan. Hut let the discussion be
kept within proper bounds. Matters hav
ing no connection with the milk war must
be excluded; and in no case do we hold
ourselves responsible for either the views
or expressions of correspondents-Ed]
Methodist Service, April 30th-
Rtv. Jno. Robson H. A. will preach, as
usual, in the new School Union at 11 a.
m. and 7 p- m.   No service at Courtenay
Home Rule Bill.
London, April 22. [Special] The Home
Hill passed its second leading to-day by
a majority uf 43.
Wm Cheney will sell at public auc-
sion one cow and teaming outfit for N.
Lambert. See next paper for date and
For Sale.���Pure Brown Leghorn hens
also eggs for hatching. Price $1,50 per
selling of 13. Apply to Mrs.David Pickles, Denman Island.
FOR Sale.��� One horse wagon,
bolster springs, with seat and box. Enquire of D. Stewart or this office.
Comerford, of Morgan & Comerford.
the popular Nanaimo tailors is expected
up on the steamer to day. Now is your
chance for spring suits.
Mrs. Henery Grieve will move her
house and put a new --ddition to it. Grant
is furnishing the lumber.
Adam McKclvey is doing considerable
in the way of fencing.
A Good Cart
for sale at $50.   Enquire of
R. Grant & Co.,Union.
R. Grant & Co of Union, B. C.
have 25 tons of good potatoes
for sale.
Real   Estate Snaps.
For sale in acre and half acre lots
prairie land of best quality, situated on
tbe Tsolum River and within a mile and
a half of Courtenay. Railway survey close
tc it. Splendid shir,*,' and hunting near
by. Apply at ibis office or toW.E.Hann
ston on the premises for price  and terms
This play was presented by thc members ofthe Courtenav Athletic Association at the Hay on Thursday last to a
very fair and appreciative audience. Tbe
weather was quite inclement and under
the circumstances the numbers were
graiifyingly large. The costumes were in
keeping tt ith the best conception of thc
characters assumed, and judged by an
amateur standard the performance reflected great credit on the "boys", and we
are glad to know was a financial success.
The part of Grand Hiankadink was taken
by Dr. J. W. Young who threw inln it n
gnnd deal of spirit and some local hits
which brought down the house. The
actor in this was well suited to his part,
and it is evident that if he had chosen the
stage for a profession he would have
made a success. The Laird of Walhalla
was a much less conspicuous part and admitted of little opportunity for the display
of histrionic ability. Still it was well
done, but was nr, test of what Dr Scharschmidt might have acnmmplishcd in a
role suited to his talents, Hughy .Stewart
as the Conscientious Knight was well got
ten up. Frank Whitney of THE NEWS
as Grand Executioner was ready in hi*j
part, and displayed a fierce joy in stringing up thc candidate. As Prime Counsellor Millctt's costume left nothing to be
desired, but he was evidently too bashful
and held on to his voice so much that
many of tbe audience didn't get a fair
share of it. Charlie Rabson made a capital Custodian nf Dispatches, sang with
good effect, and operated a telephone like
an expert. Robblns as Quartermaster
had not a great deal to do but when he
doffed the girdle ofthe queen of the Amazons he became a very interesting character. Rennett as tbe Assiduous Marshall had assiduously learned his part
and was correct in its performance as
though he expeuted a government examination. His make up was verv striking
For ihe part of Principal Musician Alex
Graham was a hnppv selection. His legs
and wings were as flexible as his voice
and when he became web footed his pedal wings flapped like lhe feathered unpen*
ages ofa frightened gjose. His "horn"
was generally to the front and in many
wavs he added not a little tn the amusement ofthe eveninir. As Ammi Smith,
the Candidate, Jack McKim filled the bill.
and even if badly frightened, looked
charming in one of the fashionable hats
from the new millinery establishment nt
Courtenay. Charlie Clay and Young
Perkins made trusty sentinels,
Wc would *, i e some of thc local hits
which were quite taking but we do not
wish to destroy tbe literary capital ofthe
company. When it is repeated dnubtle s
some of tbe characters will he changed,
ar.d a new list of "home thrusts" be provided.
A Coon Adventure.
Last Thusday   night the dog which
makes his home w'lh Mr. Lewis "Irced"
a conn not far from the house. Not bring able to capture thc animal alone il.r
dog called em Mr. Lewis for help. That
gentleman having nothing but tbe arms
which nature bad furnished fell unequ il
to the task. The dog, however, wits im-
portunate,and filially Mr. Lewis, took his
hat, and while his canine friend stood
sentinel at the foot of tbe tree, came over
to McKim's store to get young Nimroil
to try hit skill as a marksman on the
skulking forester. Hut Nimrodwas awav
at the Hay seeking the giid e of Mi**.
Hippolyte. As the best thing to da un-
der the circumstances Mr,Lewis borrowed
a gun, bought some powder and shot and
started back. It was pilch dark but the
lantern lit up the path and he wns soon
there, and looking up the tree, saw*
nothing. The dog whose eyes were the
sharpest declared be was there, and Ah
Sing was sent up to locate the conn-whirh
evidently prefered darkness rathci t'inn
light. Ah Sing climbed up and thc coin
not liking his company dashed down.
when the dog took after it and snon"treed"
it -igain, but this time on a lower tree
with little foliage. "There's your ���/-inn*"
said the dog ;n bis native tongue, whii li
was perfectly umlerstood, however, "and
now shoot him." The lantern was brought
and sure enough! there was thc conn in
plain sight. Mr. Lewis actually patted
his gun with a real show of affection and
raised it to his shoulder, observing which
the coon by all odds the coolest one of
the party, shouted out, "Wait a minute,
Mr. Lewis aad I'll come down." The
gun spoke in reply and the poor rnon
tumbled into the arms of Ah Sing wbo
was allowed to keep it.
"Sow th-u y f>M*te d��ne tor,
Wbtt did yon eoaitforr ^v*AUx
The Farmers' Institutes-
The trend o( thought amongst tbfl loading farmers of Ontario as exhibited in the
papers, addresses nnd discussions at tha
winter's sessions ot the Farmers' Institutes
augurs well for tho prosperity 'if the country. In truth, ono who hu followed even
superficially the proceedings ofthe Inati-
', nt���;���*) cannot but lie proud of our funners,
uml rank them equal in pluck and intelltct
ti* the most advanced farming ooiiniiun-
itles anywhere und superior to those of
any part of Britain in versatility, iu power ami inclination to wisely change their
plans anil methods to meet the changing
circumstances in which agriculture ia Involved from time to time. McKinleyism in
the U, S, and the cattle schedule in lirit-
aiu have piled, as it were, a heavy load of
adverse conditions on our farmers. But
beyond a passing feeling of discouragement
ami anxiety there have boon no symptoms
of lack of heart in our farmers. On the
contrary pluok, as exhibited in the cry of
" uo surrender , and in practical efforts to
mora than oounteraut the attempts made to
injure Canadian agriculture, is the response
which Canada mak-*s to the outstdo world,
In this respect the meetings ol tho winter
Burpass those of any previous year. The
t ine is one of hope, and hope founded upon
a iletenniiiation to   lake advantage of the
superiority of climate and soil which Ontario possesses over almost any other pari
of the Qloba, There has been no excitement
about It ; no fireworks have been let off j
tlio attitude Is that ot qulot, common sense
men who know the premises upon which
thoy must act ami ollOOSQ deliberately a
roisouabto   oourso,     In   the   stand taken
much nrodlfc must be gtvoii to a number oi
practical farmers ami professional scientists
who with the breadth that comes from a
habit  of   taking   a   wide   outlook,    have
couvbiolngly Indloatod the lines on which
imt* agriculture nhonld now move.
Considerable animadversion was indulged in a few yoara since by .some ��f the party
journals on the way in which tho institutes
took part in politics, and Home adverse criticism is slill being made, Hut while individuals hero and thore have naturally, if
Improperly, Introduood partizan opinions
with a partlzan object, the common Benae
uf lhe vast majority has tixod the course of
tho Institutes in regard to political discussion. Politics are in the institutes, and nre
in to stay. Hut the politics aro not partizan. Tlio resolutions ami discussion*- show
that farmers, in council assembled, view
tariff matters and othor political question**
with a keen seni-e of the interests of farming, ami at the aamo timo with a largo mens-
ure of consiileriition for other interests and
the relations which Canada may havo to
maintain in regard to other countries. This
is seen in the varied recommendations made
as to tariff legislation on different products ;
and in tho " fair trade " resolution carried
at the Central Institute. The Institutes are
likely to have a decided influence on simp.
im; the course of the government.
In one subject that has received much at
toiition in recent years,���the drift from tin.
country to the towns, a drift of tromoudous
importance in its effects on the public wel
fare and on individual happiness���tho In
stitntes show good results. Whilo the
causes are numerous for this world-wide
drift, anil some of thom may not disappear
until the sad but effective teaching of experience has been given, ono important
factor in the drift, the bearing ol our educational system on the ideas, tastes und
ambitions of the rural population, is beginning to be clearly recognised. Summer
holiday classes on agriculture at the Ciuelph
Collooe for the benefit, at trilling expense,
nf such public school teachers as ehonso to
attend, are to he instituted. Anil as a re-
milt of Farmers'Institutes discussions, the
announcement is made by Hon,Mr, Dryden,
Provincial Minister of Agriculture that
in-ricuhiir.d instruction is to be given in a
really practicable, attractive and effectivo
way in our rural schools. Tho Minister1-
view, endorsed apparently by tho Institutes,
is a sound one. Tbo instruction to be given
is not of a dry text book kind, it is to be
directed to inspiring a love of farm life and
its achievements, and jb to take the form
chiefly of interesting tnlks and leemrcs to
the pupils. This sound course promises to
not only cheek the llow citywards and to
brinj* about a higher general standard of
fanning, but may even be the beginning of
the breakdown in the various school
methods of constant recitation and marking
and rigid system so much extolled by prominent devotees of a uniformity that
destroys or impairs tha valuable quality of
Individuality in both teachers and pupils.
In practical farm methods rapid changes
and marked gains, are indicated by the
discussions. Ten years ago the advocacy
of winter dairying for instance, was considered a vagary : now it is pronounced by
level headed men a distinct success, and
which promises much for the country.
JCiisilagcliltcwi.se, which was once viewed
with more than suspicion, now holds n
prominent pluce in tho plans of the farming
community, and its general use is expected
with good reason to work little short of n
revolution in stock raising ami farming.
An important suggestion in made by Prof.
Robertson���tho sucurin-r, of a proper balance of food by tho abandonment of ex pen
she meals, and the use as a substitute of
ensilage made of Indian corn and horse
beans, or Indian corn and sunflower seeds.
Wo doubt, more will bo heard of this
apparently^ important innovation next
winter. Fields of giant sunflowers everywhere ; forests of gold and green ; what a
striking addition to the lowly and commonplace fields of wheat outs and barley ! Hut
we are living in revolutionary times in
agriculture, und there ure dollars ub well us
novelties iu tbe fact.
Altogether the proceedings of thn winter's
Institutes indicate that a wider interest
than ever is taken   iu improved farming,
and paint to many profitable and well considered changes in tho relative attention to
bo given in the future to different prod notions of tho farm. That there are important economies to be made in production is
generally realized and what these ooonom*
los are ia now becoming known, and with
cure   to   make  out   agricultural  products
o-icol in foreign markets they promise to do
much to restore tho old prosperity of the
farmers of Ontario and of tho Dominion,���
[Rural Canadian,
Tho Canada TMatlo-
Tho Canada thistle (Clralum arvonso] is
a creeping perennial, which grows to llie
height of two to four foot, according to the
character of the soil. It is so universally
known in this conn try, that nothing more
needs to be smd in regard to its appearance.
This weeil ooillOfl up early iu   May, and
continues to grow until tho timo of Bovoro
frosts in autumn. It comes into blossom
in duly and August, and also matures its
seed iu these months, but nnre especially
iu August.
His propagated by means of the seeds,
and also through tho medium of the root-
Ht-ieks. more ospe-Jally tho latter. The
root Blocks, which penetrate the Boil horizontally to great distances, are filled with
latent buds, which when the roots become
broken, as by tho disturbing Influence of
cultivation, at once spring into vigorous
The following are souks of the modes of
dealing with this intruder:
I. Drop nu' of the rotation so fur as
practicable ull such crops as allow the
Hustle seeds io ripen before these are cut,
until infested fields have been  dealt with,
l\ Plow the land Immediately after harvest. Plow shallow with any kind of Plow
thnt will cut the thistles off elenn without breaking oil the creeping root-stocks.
Keep lhe thistles from breathing above
ground until the late autumn plowing,
which should be deep, for the sake of the
crop which is to come after. In the spring
keep thc thistles under by the uso ofa Suit-
ablo cultivator, until the tlmo off planting
a crop of corn, roots or rape, (live the
crop   thus planted  the   horse hneing   nec
essary to keep down all weed growth and
nlso keep the thistles out of the rows by
bund-hoe ing. Go over the crop, If necessary,
or twice after tbo horse cultivation
ceases, and there should not be one thistle
left. The most effective part of thc work
lias been done the preceding winter, providing tbo weather at that time has been dry.
.'{. Plow thu ground deeply in August.
Sow rye early in September at the rate of
I'! to '1 bushels per acre, and cut the following spring for winter fodder. Then plow
thegiound deeply wilh any kind of plow
that will effectually bury tbe stubbles. The
jointer with skimmer will answer very well.
Then roll at once to conserve the moisture. Harrow onco a week until it is time
to drill the ground for rape. Drill about
the Inst of.I uue or first of July by using tho
double mould board plow. The drills may
be '2-2 to *2"i inches apart. Sow at once
with rape by using the ordinary turnip
drill and then cultivate and care for as described in section "J abovo. In our experience at this farm wo have found this mode
of destroying the Canada thistle to be very
I, Plow under pasture land in .1 uno, or
land from which a crop of hay has been re.
moved early in duly. Work the land thill
plowed upon the surface, so that all thistles
will be kept under until the time <>f sowing
winter wheat.   Sow tho wheat with clover
and repeat the process if necessary, after
having cut one, two or three crops of lhe
clover. This method is applicable to stiff
soils, whore winter wheat can ho grown.
In sections where winter wheat will not
grow substitute for it rye, spring wheat or
barley, as may be desired.
5, Whore the land has been sown to
clover, cut the crop twice for hay, or once
for buy ami once for Heed. Then follow
with a hoed crop properly cultivated.    Thu
smothering bill uenco of tho two crops of
clover in one season, and theu I wo cut ling--,
are very helpful in reducing tlio thistle.
(i. When the thistles are well brought
under they should be kept so by the usu of
the spud. The grain fields should ho gone
over bofore harvost tO prevent the thistles
from blossoming, and after harvest tin
meadows and lietds sown to grass.
7. In removing thistles from permaneui
pastures, we must be governed by the char
aeter of the soil aud subsoil us to our modi
of procedure.
Sheep ami Silago-
I do not helicvo that any food is better or
cheaper for winter sheen feeding thansllago.
Breeding owes especially do well on silage,
nud they como out through tho cold weather
in hut ter condition than on uny other ration.
Breeding ewes have a drain upon their
systems through winter that taxes their
strength severely, and we help thom In bear
this by giving them food that is easily digested und assimilated, Tho amount of waste
material from good, sweet silage ia very
small, and the excrement shows how little
there is that cannot be used by the system.
There is also very little waste outside, for
sheep will cat up silage almost as clean as
t hey will feed or grain. This is a sullicient
indication that they relish thesucciileiit food
and generally what sheep relish continuously is pretty sure to agroo with them.
To compare buy uud silage for sheep, the
two may bo fed ut the same lime, uml invariably thc corn silage will be attacked
first and devoured before the animal will
touch the hay. This is repeated morning
after morning. About two and one-half to
three pounds of corn silage u day makes a
good rution for tho sheep It sharpens thoir
appetite, und acta as u sort of relish tn ti
dry food. Valuable breeding ewes cannot
be insured against sickness und danger much
better than hy adding this watery food to
their daily rution.
When wc expect tn raise early lambs for
thc spring market nothing can be overdone
for thc ewes. Every care that is g
them will be repaid in their lambs. Lambs
that get a Hue start from their mothers arc
pretty sure to grow rapidly, ami bo ready
for the market early. This is just as essen
Uul us good care uud feeding after they an
born. Tho mother contributes health and
strength that no other feeding can make up
for. Wc must, consequently, feed outbreeding ewes well during their bearing
period. Nbw-sllago takcslargely theplacu
of a grain ration in this work, and the
animals do not fatten, but that is not
required. They keep their strength and
impart to their offspring health and bodily
I do not recommend the dropping off' on
tlroly of grain rations, for iu eold weather
more or less of this is required to generate
heat. lint it iaj ust us well to lessen the amount
of grain and teed more silage. The hitler will
aostaboutone oenta bead per day, while tin
grain ration will bo a great deal more
Those who havo experimented with sheep
breeding are Inclined to the belief that a
good corn silage increases tbe flow of milk,
and this is also a great benefit lo tbe lambs
when young.
Silage is also equally valuable as a ration
for fattening wethers. It docs not equal
tbo fattening qualities of turnips, but it is
better and cheaper thau many of our pros-
sent feuding rations. In feeding silage to
sheep, however, it should not be given in
such quantities as to make the animals sick
of it. To depend too exclusively upon it Is
The Farmer's Wifo.
The following letter fiom a farmer's wifo
we tako from the columns of tbo New Bug-
land farmer. The questions propounded in
this letter arc all live issues iu Canada, and
tho picture of the thrifty Now England
housewife finds ils counterpart in the rural
districts of the Dominion, How may we
mako life easier und pleasailtor for the New
England farmer's wife'*   Does she havo her
financial rights lu the home? Does she waul
the elective franchise?
Taking it for granted that the fanner is
the owner of the farm and not bis day laborer, we are obliged to infer that the questions as slated imply that the life ofthe
average New England farmer''! wife is neither easy ii'ir pleasant, und noodsalleviation. To dispute this Would be heresy,
though contrasted wilh the surroundings
of those who dwell in eilics, lo many minds
lifo Oil the farm seems both delightful uud
desirable, I'ure air, inspiring scenery and
healthful aisoclatlous go far toward making
life worth the living.
It is a question whether an easy life
would be congenial to the ambitious Now
England housewife, who, inheriting from a
long line of oiie.-g'-lie unceslors a spirit of
independence ami u rare executive ability,
finds in the overcoming of obstacles onoof
hot chi-jf pleasures.
One Can Die ofa Urokoa Heart-
The Into Sir (Jeorge Paget, in one of his
lectures just published, says lhat iu th *
vast majority of cases popularly described
as broken heart there id nothing like ai
actual rupture of Ihe heart; yet he admit.
that mental affeolions will not unfreqtioutly
cause real disease id the body, and he mentions an actual caso of broken heart cited
by Dr. J, K. Mitchell, of tho Jefferson College, Philadelphia, in lecturing to bis
pupils. In an early period of his life Dr.
Mitchell accompanied, as a surgeon, a packet that sailed from Liverpool to one of the
American ports. The captain frequently
conversed with him respecting a lady who
bud promised to become his bride on bis return from that voyage, Upon this subject
he evinced grout warmth of feeling, and
showed some costly jewels  and   ornaments
which he Intended to present as bridal gifts.
On reaching his destination liowasubruptly
informed that the holy had married some
one else. Instantly the captain was observed to clasp bis bund to bis breast and
fall heavily lo the ground. He was taken
up and convoyed to his cabin on the vessel.
Dr. Mitchell was immediately summoned,
but before ho reached him the captain was
dead. A post-mortem examination rivcul-
od the cause. His heart was found literally
torn in twain.
Asbestos is found in Franc
slcs, Cornwall, nnd Scotland
Italy, Cor-
In the midst of fruitful vales and wooded
bill*; a litllo Norman village lay.  Each gen-
ation hud brought ils wars aud strife and
revolutions, but their hot breath bad passed
���t the face of the land, leaving this green
spot in peace, until thu " terrible year"' of
thc Uennau invasion, when the enemy had
como thero, killing, burning, ami pillaging
all before thom, ami leaving in their wake
a memory of terror and desolation. It was
all so very terrible to these quiet, thrifty
peasant proprietors, who dwelt in their
thatched cottages and farmhouses down
yonder in tbe valley, where the parish
church, with its slated roof, green and
moss-grown through ai;o, used to peal forth
the call to vespers of a summer ovoning
with a sweet, duep tone that seemed the
very soul of old-world rest and peace. A
poet, it was said, had o.me hytnncd those
venerable oak trees, which had seen many
centuries come nnd go ; hut now alas ! thoy
bad been cut down iu order that men might
the bettor seo to slay each other.
Old Pere Leiuonnier sat in the kitchen of
his farmhouse, whicli wns situated in u sequestered spot, and hitherto been respectu.1
by tho foe.
He was over eighty nt w and had fought
iu the great Napoleon's wars, Initever since
tliut time he hnd tilled those lauds which
wero his very own���albeit a -small holding
���and, living a healthy, frugal country life,
he hail come to this ripe old ago a hard,
honest man���the very uoul of iiiicoinprom-
ising honour. His only sou, Alanine, w*as
away with hia regiment, and uo news had
been hoard of bim lor a long timo past so
Pere Lemonnier was quite alone now, save
for his niece Mulunic, who kept house for
He could nui"her rend nor write. What
good would it it do him " ho would say ; he
could earn his living from tho soil without
th������'������- accomplishments. Ho, therefore,
could not rend tho newspapers ; but even
hud be been able to do so be would only
haveswallowedu mass of official lies in which
the French journals of 1870 mainly dealt.
Rut tlio news that passed from mouth to
mouth -the news he beard when ho went
with his cattle to the market-town���had.
alas ! more truth iu it -, ami bo could hardly
believe or understand the fuarful disaster
to his glorious patrie which came on every
hand ; they seemed Lo crush him, and to
breakdown his proud old spirit. Now they
were forced to realise nil the shame and tho
horrors that wore brought upon them by
corrupt and decaying dynasty. Tho hated
Prussians were even now iu their very midst,
and Pere Lemonnlor knew not at what
moment hu might bu driven from that homo
which had been his father's beforo him iu
lhe dead and gone days when the seigneur
tided over tho laud.
"Ah, well," he sighed now, ns he looked
up at his ancient rifle which he kept loaded,
bunging from a black onk benm above th
ample ohimncy-pioco ��� " thou hast seen good
service, my stout companion, but I am too
old to raise thee now for my country. That
is Antoine's duty, and please thc good Uod
he may do it bravely ! Hut still, who
knows'; Perhaps I may yet have to take
thee down to defend my life, or my hon<
our 1"
He raised hia oyes towards the window,
ami thoro out iu thc husse-cour, by the
fading evening light, he could just decry
Metallic in apparently earueit converse
with a man in the uniform ofa French linesman. Tho old man called to his niece,
whereupon Melanio hastily ran iuto the
house, and the soldier disappeared.
" Who was that thou wert speaking to';
Lemonnier asked. " 1 thought all our
men bud been driven nway from theae
' ��� It is a poor fellow who fled from Uuchy.
where there haa been a terrible battle."
" A thousand thunders !" cried the
farmer, striking the table with his list.
Why didst t|iou not make him come in?"
" 1 ���I did not like to do that," the girl
answered hesitatingly.
"Why not'; lam hard enough, Ood
knows���perhaps a miser, us they say���but
my door shall never be closed against those
brave lads who havo been facing the cursed
Prussians In defence of thoir country, (lo !
hi I Him come in und rest himself, and have
a gluas of cider."
"1 cannot, my uncle," Melanio replied,
seeming strangely embarrassed. "Ho���he
would not come in, I am sure. He is afraid
��� 1 menu he has already gone away."
" Well, go ; call him hack if thou canst
still find him."
Lomonnier's niece left the room,
though glad to bo released from further
questions ; but she did not return, and tin
old farmer, sitting sad and lonely by tin
side of thc great open hearth, forgo", nil
about the matter again. Old uge, having
no future, lives in the past, and oftentimes
the events of the present come and go,
making no more impression on tho mtud
than so many fleeting dreams.
The hours passed slowly on. Darkness
began to fall around, and thc fire cast huge
shadows on the ancient, carved-oak cupboards, black with nge, which give that
plaint, old-world nit* to Norman farm-
house*-'. Then Peru Lemonnier, who hail
been fighting the battlo of Jena ovor ngain
in imagination, nud wishing thoso times
under the Littio Corporal might come buck,
returning lo everyday affairs,bethought him
it wus nearly time for his evening f/oiMSi
and began to wonder where that good-foi
nothing Molnnlo could have got to. He
rose up and lit the little lump of col/a oil,
which lio set upon the table, muttering
something about tho llightiness of youth.
Then he determined to go out nnd look for
her, when he was suddenly arrested by the
Bound of voices speaking in au unknown
tongua, nnd the regular military trump of
many foot, which halted right outside his
ilooi*. There was a loud knock, and he
sallod "ut :
" Who Is there?"
The   intruders did   not (rouble   themselves to answer, but forced the door Opon-
1 tho next moment tho kitchen waa full
of Gorman soldiers,
What tlo you want?" cried the old man,
wilh wonderful courage for his years, "I
im past the age for lighting, as ynusflo. If
t were not so it would be tho worso for
iomo of you. As it is, go, ami leave mo iu
peueu I"
" Wo will do that," replied the sergeant
ommandlng the party in excellent French
-their linguistic accomplishment was one
f the weapons with which his countrymen
fought and won ���"wo will leave ynu in
peaeo if you will give up our prisoner whom
you alt! hiding.
" What prisoner ?" asked   Lcmomiior, in
r surprise.    " I tlo not know what you
menu,   I am hiding uo one ; lint if I wore
lhe wore the   uniform   of   tho   Ereneh
iriny, you may restassuied that you might
irtiiko bim by mv   consent."
That is us good as to confess that you
are hiding our prisoner."
No, it is not. 1 know nothing about
him. I would not sully my honour by lying lo such dogs as you !"
" That is idle talk. If wo were beaten,
you would bo the dogs, with us. You had
belter take caro what you tlo nud Bay,
Somo of your people have had thoir homos
burnt down for less. Hut there is no good
in beating about the bush. It is your son
you are hiding, nud wo mean to have him."
Those last words so greatly astonished
thu old farmer, that he made no resistance
when (wo of thc Prussian soldiers held him
forcibly down in his chair, whilst tho rest
filed out of the room to search the house.
" My son is not hero, I tell you. He is
far away, lighting with tho nnny of tho
Loire. I wish he were close at hand. Ho
would nover allow this indignity to bo put
upon us whilo a singlcdropof blood remained in his body. My son would retreat and
Ily, if ordered by his officers ; but I loll you
he would never bide from his enemy I"
" Nevertheless," the sergeant answered
brutally, " you shall presently see him
shot down before your very eyes as a fugitive prisoner of war."
" That I shall never seo 1" Lemonnier exclaimed, possessed by  n sullen rago.
Now he could hoar the soldiers tramping       Ability
about upstairs, searching and turning over position.
all his secret and sacred hiding-places ;
breaking, pillnging everything before them.
Ah, of eourso ! He bud heard these dogs of
Prussians were nothing but thieves. This,
then, was only au excuse for robbery. Oh,
why hail hu not the strength of forty years
gu, or why was not Anloine here to prevent
this insult l^in.- put upon him t
The sergeant crossed the room, and shout-
. upstairs in German : " Make haste '. If
you cannot find him, wo must go on. Wo
have other work to do."
Hut they answered back: "We have
him, sergeant. He was hiding under a
bed !" and then there was i noise of scuffling
und a strange scream.
It is Melanin I" cried thc old fanner,
struggling to be free. " Ah the brigands !
They make war on women now 1"
Rut it war a French soldier who was being dragged, pale and tremblin*.', down the
gloomy atuircuse.
" Donnerwitter, you fools!" swore the
sergeant, as tho prisoner was brought forward into tho lamplight; "who have you
got here? This is a girl I"
" Melanio 1" exclaimed Lamonnter, ibis
time wrenching himself fteo; indeed his
captors were too much natonished to detain
him. " What is the meaning of this senseless masquerading?''
' i Mi, forgive mc, my uncle ; I did it tu
save Antoino I"
"To save Antoino !'
The words cuuie liko a tl agger -tbriiBt.
At this moment the outer do u* was flung
open, and two more (Sermiins entered the
kitchen with a man of ubout live-ami-
thirty, attired in the cup and blouse of a
Normal! peasant, Who walked sullenly between thom."
" We have got our man, sergeant," said
onoof the new comers, " You havo been
played a line trick, it seems. He wus try*
in;; to escape from us in disguise; but I
knew his ugly mug directly I sot oyei upon
it, for I had marked it mysulf with thu
butt-end of my gun wIi-ju ho tried to gi
us the slip before."
The look of shame and agony which was
imprinted on tho aged fanuur'spalu feature!'
was indeed piteous to behold, as he recognized here beforo hint bis own son, Anloine
" What 1" he moaned, bitterly, " You !.
Ib it you who disgrace our honor by casting off your uniform at the bidding ofa girl,
and suuik and hideaway from youruuemy,
instead of facing thom like a man���and
worse than alt, let a woman meet danger for
your sake! Hut stay, thou shalt escape
tbcs e cursed Prussians yet, where they can
not touch thee !"
And as he spoke t heae words, before thoy
know what ho wns about, or could stir a-
atop to prevent him, old Lemonnier bad
snatched down his gun and fired it for the
first time since the day of Waterloo. There
was a tremendous report which echoed
through the room, u cloud of smoke rolled
up to tho black onk beams, nud his sun An-
toiue lay dead upon the floor 1
Even ihe hard German sergeant's heart
was touched with pity as be looked upon
tragic scene���the old man sunk upon his
knees, Ids white head bowed down * the
girl in her strange garb Bobbing tint a breaking heart over her lover's corpse,
"Forward?" ho said very softly to lis-
men ; " wo can do no good hero. One pris
oner has escaped mufier all I"
.  ���   ..... m+
Auiiict-Hc Cases l��   Will ell  It lint  lli-ru
known to O'-rnr,
" I havo interested myself somewhat in
looking up unusual casosof death,"says Dr.
Eider, "and have met several well-authenticated i nstaiuvs whero fright was the cause.
Tho English Surgeon Coneral Francis tells
of a drummer in India across whoso legs u
harmless lizard crawled while ho wns hnlf
aalecp. He wus sure that a cobra had bitten him, and it was loo much for bis nerves
and he died,
" Frederick I., of Prussia, wns killed hy
fear. His wife was insane, nnd one day
sho escaped from her keepers, nntl, dabbling her clothes hi blood, rushed upon her
husband while ho wns dozing in his chair,
King Frederick imagined her to be thc
white lady, whose ghost was believed to Invariably appear whenever the death of a
member of the royal family was to occur,
and ho wus thrown into a fever aud died in
six weeks.
"But perhaps the most remarkable death
from fear was that nf the Dutch painter,
Pcntman, who lived in tho seventeenth century. One day he went into a room full of
anatomical subjects to sketch somo death
bends nnd skeletousfor a picture he intended to paint. Tho weather was very sultry,
and while sketching In; fell asleep. He wus
urouscd by buncs dancing around him uml
the skeletons suspended from tho coiling
clashing together.
" In a fit of terror be threw himself out
thc window nnd though ha sustained no
serious injury, and was informed that a
slight cnrthqutiku hud caused the commotion
among bis ghastly surroundings, he died in
a few days in a nervous tremor. I could
cite many other cases where tho shock to
thc nervous system, which wo know ub
fright, has produced death,"
llrruuinrn lmly nmi ltic Traged) Thai Followed II.
It is related that a Watervillo lady, Mrs.
���I. M. Cook onco had a vory remarkable vision. In her dreams Bhe met a man with n
very peculiar phisiognomy, who said to her,
" Your turn next," and thou disappeared,
Tho next morning sho remembered the
man's facj perfectly, but could not recall
under what circumstances she met him.
Again sho dreamed the samo thing. For
weeks and moiiLhs after alio would occasionally havo the samo dream, without tho
lliglttost variation. Shu began to bo seriously troubled over tho occurrence and at length
decided to leave town. She had been in
Philadelphia a few days when she hnd occasion to go into one of the large buildings,
Upon the second lloor she noticed that there
was an olovstcr, ami decided to wait for It,
Just at that niomcn'. it came down, and as
it went by tho second-storey landing a v
from within said : " Your turn noxt,"
This startled Mrs. Cook, but she thought
it merely accidental that these were thu
precise words of her droam and resolved to
repress her fears. The elevator earnu up
aud Stopped,    Slu* stepped in.    Whim tho
door closed she lookod at iho man in charge
Sho almost fainted whon sho saw that he
was tho porfoot imago of the man of her
droam. Her (error can bo better Imagined
than described, She recovered herself
quickly, and ordering tho elevator to Stop at
tlm next landing got out. The elevator
went on, but when a short distance from
the third Story something gave way and tho
car crashed down to tho basement, killing
tho man Instantly,
Seattle's Pride-
Nothing gulls the natural pride of a true-
blue Scot more than to have .Scotland overlooked. A striking instance of thia feeling
occurred at tlio buttle of Trafalgar, Two
Scotchmen, messmntcs and bosom cronies,
happened to be stationed near each other
whon the celebrated signal was-given from
Admiral Nelson's shin���" England expects
every man to tlo his duty."
" Not a won! about poor Scotland," dolefully remarked Donald.
His friend cocked his i.yo, turning to his
companion, said;
" Man Donald, Scotland kens weel
onouoh that uao son needs to bu tell't to duo
his duly. That's jist a bint to tho Hug-
���-' �����.**���* ��� ���-
Envy Eebaked-
Wayside Hill��� "Some folks that's as good
as the beat of'cm I notice is always hard
up. Tilings uiu't divided as thoy ort lo be
in Ibis world,
Rusty Rnfus������' Wot's datln* you paid
Ef everybody win*, rich how could overseer
of the pore make a liviu', I'd like :
know ?"
1 *:-iiiii*iir';ii Lmiies in Fancy Skirls ltiuico
leather Novelties.
Twelve Ways aFInjuring lite iiniiih.
Wearing   thin   ahocs   aud   stockings on . ���.'.������.���
damp nights and in cool, rainy weather;! 1 enme across at Edinburgh, says a write
wearing inllicic.t clothing, especially when ������� ���"��' ��farming and useful o novelties
upon tiie limbs and extremities. I J-*"* J00** tIlu, !"r��! of   ���*ttt,h�� -JBcketB ,fo
Lending a life of unfeeling,  stupid uul I*60'08 m��r while shooting and for country
i3S and keeping the mind tu un unnatural, w<JJiir* ,,   i r��    ��� ���        . i
state of excitement by reading trashy I l^y ^ culled Dnnish cents, and uppe.u
novels, doing lo thc theatres, parties and , ^�� bc���l,1�� .��_fil��lovemk.iA' ^!n8_Vt7 ^'j*;,,
ball.* in all sorts of weather, iu thin dresses;
dancing until in a complete perspiration,
and then going home without sullicient
overgarments Through the cool, tlninp night
Sleeping on feather beds in seven by nine
bedrooms without ventilation at the top of
thc windows, nnd especially with two or
moro persons in tho same small room.
Surfeiting on very hot and very stimulating dinners, eating in a hurry without
half masticating the food ami eating
heartily before going to bed,when tho mind
and body are exhausted by tho toils of the
tlay and the excitement of the evening.
Heginuiug in childhood on strong tea and
colli e -ind going from one Stop to another
through chewing nnd smoking tobacco and
drinking intoxicating liipiors ; ami mental
and physical excesses of other kinds.
Marrying iu haste and getting an uncongenial companion aud living thu remainder
of life in mental dissatisfaction ; cultivating
jealousies u.m' domestic broils ami always
being in a mental ferment.
Keeping childruu i|iiiot by giving paregoric ami cordials ; by teaching tliein to
suck candies, und by supplying tliein with
raisins, mils antl rich cakes. When they
aro sick by giving Ihem mercury, tartar
einetto and arsenic, under the mistaken
notion that ihey are   metlicines,   and not
Irritant poisons.
Allowing the power of gain to absorb our
minds, sons to leave uo timo to attend to
our health : following an unhealthy occupation because nioiiuy can be made by it,
Tumpting thu appetite with bitters aud
nicotics whon the slouuich -says no, nnd by
forcing food inio it wheu nature docs not
demand, and even rejects it ; gormandising between meals.
Contriving to keep up a continual worry
about something tir nothing ��� giving away
to lits of anger.
Hcing irregular in nil habits of sleeping
and eating too much,too many kinds of food
and that which is too highly   seasoned.
Neglecting to tako proper cure of ourselves
and not applying oarly for medical advice
W len disease Qrst appears, but hy taking
quack medicines to a dei/rce of making
drug shop of thn bid v.
Gibraltar and Spain.
The Gibraltar of to*day can only he i
tualed by the good-will of Spain. If wo
wero, unhappily, at war with Spain nnd di
sired to victual lhe place, we should lirst
havo to silence the Spanish butteries round
lhe hay, and it these were constructed aa
modern Bclenoe enables themto be construct
ed, we certainly could iiotsllonoo them unless we landed, und, by alow anil laborious
methods, captured them. This would pi
tically involve an invasion of Spain on a
compurativcly largo scale, for until we had
fully oHectecl our object, Gibraltar would
have to remain unrelieved, Iu '.he Inst century relief from seaward could only bo prevented by way of the Ben ; in the present,
it s*nn nlso be prevented by way of tne land.
Thus have the modern developments of gunnery altered the situation to our prejudice.
It may, perhaps, bu objected that although Gibraltar might le useless to us aa
agninat Spain, it would still, in war timo,
be useful to us us against any othor power.
It certainly might be useful to a very modified extent. It ia, nevertheless, a matter of
notoriety than Spain ardently desires to regain possession of thu fortress, ami it is
scarcely conceivable that, unless we were
actually lighting for the protection of Spun
ish interests, Spain would remain rigidly
neutral white another power wib attempting
to expel us from the Hock, In order to
secure the more or less active co-operation
of Spain, the power would merely have to
giie some secret pledge that, having once
gained possession of Gibraltar, she would
hand it ovor, without charge, to its ancttnt
owners, Prance, there is no doubt, would,
with things standing as they do at present,
be vory glad to see Spain take our place
bare, uml, though Italy might not like it,
1:' would not spend a single centcsimo to
tovent It,���[Tlio Fortnightly Hcvicw.
Avoid sullen changes from dark to brilliant light.
Avoid the use of stimulants ami drugs
which affect thu nervous system.
Avoid reading when lying down or when
mentally and physically exhausted,
When the oyes feel tired, rest thorn by
looking at objects at a long distance.
l'ny special attention to tho hygiene of
the body, for thut which tends to promote
the general health nctsbcneticially upon the
Up to forty years of nge bnlho the ey
twice daily with cold water.
Do not depend upon your own judgment
iu selecting spectacles,
_ Old persons should avoid rending by urti
iicial light, be guarded as to diet, anil avoid
sitting up late "at night,
Alter lifty, bathe tho eyes morning and
evening with water bo hot that yon wonder
how you stand it ; follow this with cold
water, that will mako them glow wilh
Do not givo up in despair when you are
informed that a cataract Ib developing ; remember that in these days of advanced surgery it can bo removed with little or no
danger tu the vision.
resembling satin. They aro to be had in
brown, black, green, blue and gray, and
have skirts to match. They are light, perfectly impervious to weather, and the coats
display some pretty stitching.
The leather jackets are found to be exceedingly useful for riding in place of covert
jackets, BS they will stand nny amount of
wet. They are made with short basques,
antl arc quilted inside.
A useful littio novelty is a butter spear,
with which you can harpoon balls of butter,
often so difficult to secure with au ordinary
Grouse feet brooches always please across
tho bonier, ami I notice here that cairn-
gorins tiud their way, not only into the
ranishorn Biintf-boxcs, but into the vurious
silver fittings for tho dressing table, uml the
national thistle has been utilised for
pepper, mustard, sugar nud other needs.
Edinburgh i�� rich in jewelers' shops,
whose massive uilvcr is shown to tho best
Hev. Mr. Dragloy(who had a strangor to
( upy his pulpit the day before) -" Well,
Mrs. Dobbins, now llld you liku the sermon
yesterday '���"
Mrs. D. -�� Well, sir, to tell yon the
truth it was too plain und simple to suit
nio. 1 like best them sermons ua jumbles
np the judgment nud confounds the sense,
(lh, sir, thoro'a no one come- up to you lor
We're not waiting for the bnis and ninlos
but for men and women who havo eyes and
use them, who have brains and reason !
There's a new world for tliein - sullo ring and
jcltly as they are���a new world created
from the brain of a skillful physician���a
discovery���the "Golden Medical   Discov-
Vears ago Dr. Pierce found out that   tho
secret of all scioftila, bronchial, throat and
lung trouble lay���in the beginning at  least
in impure blood and the weak tone of the
system ; thai the way to cure theso effects
was to remove tho cause, that human nature being the samo, the snine, the
same results might be looked for
nearly all cases. So confident was
dent was he thnt the exceptions wero tin
common that ho took tho risk of giving the
medicine to thoso it didn't benefit for until
ing, nntl the results havo proved that hi
was right.
And "Uoldeu .Medical Discovery" is the
remedy for the million ! Tho only gmran>
/���al Liver, Blood and bung remedy. Your
money b.ick if it doesn't help you.
Impure thoughts, habitually indulged,
may be revealed by a permanent change in
thu expression of the countenance.
lo npor.iry Ulllng, unit slops toothache Instant
ly  BoldbytiruBBlflts.
Unlcsa   thou   thinkest   that   what   has
happened is an evil, thou  art not injured
and it is in thy power not to think so.
Dr. Harvey's Southern  Hod  Pino  for
coughs and colds is the   most reliable and
parteet cough medicine in the market,
sale everywhere.
There is no man's mind of so discordant
nnd jarring   a temper   lo which a tunable
disposition may not strike a harmony,
A. P. 063.
Ciirp-* Consumption, Coughs, Croup, bcrfl
Till-out. Sold L'V ull DiiTttcist-i on a Guaraniro,
For .*) I-ame Side, Hack or Chest Sh doh'i Porous
Flnatcr will give z���* Mii<faction.���as cents,
Havo you Cat arrli ? This Uomedy will relievo
aniU'nroyou.   I'rleeBtli-Ls.   This Injector lor
its smt'i'ssful treatment free,  Botaomb""
lliiluhV I'l-mcdius uro Hold on a guarantee.
id not caste, brings fortune and
Mrs. II. D. West
ot Cornwnllls, Nova Scotia.
Of Other Medicines  Failed
But d Bottles of Hood's SarsaparIIIr.
"It is with pleasure that I tell of the great
licnNit I derived frrnn Hood's Sur-iiinniillri.
Kor u years I have heen badly ailllcted witli
l)reakinr; oni with ru-:iniiu* sores during hot
summer iiiimllw. I have sometimes not bee.*
iihlelouseiii;,' Hini*** lo.' Iv.o mmith-intatime,
licing induced tn try Hood's S;ir---lp-(ril|-i. (gut
one hollle la-l '-pm*!*, n-uiiiienceil using It; lelt
sj-i inili'li heller, |:ol Iwo l.ollle-i more; look
ihciu during the iniiiiiner, was able to do nuy
housework; ami
Walk Two Miles
v.MHi I liml not 0m<<i for six yr-ars. Think r
am enroll of oj'ysliioliui, uml r mmoiul any
|K,r..<lll Sr, lllUlftiHl to IIS.)
Hood's Sui-sanaiilSc-
Pr.ni' IioUIm lino ,lu.io mora i��r mo limn moo
worlli ol oilier t Ilelno.    I mini, it Un host
hi I inirllliT known."    .Mia.  II. 0. WEST,
amroli: street, Cornwall!,, N. 8.
HOOD'9     I'll LQ    I��ro Hvor   l��i s��l'��-
Uo,,  billouine,,,   jKiniilku, ,lok  liuudacho.  Wc,
r Chronic
Persons afflicted with these or
any throat or lung troubles
should resort lo that
Most Excellent Remedy,
of Pure Coil Liver Oil with
Hypophosphltes of Lime and
Soda. No other preparation
effects such cures.
"OA OTION-w-Bware o( nibitltulas.   a
(���tnimim iiri'l'itri-il Iiv Si-hi t A Uuiuiu, Am
I loll it.'II'i-.   Kuld l.ji'lUiiin-'stn. Atm
iii'*.ait,l -I "i- AAWk%
IMtw --I i:-i itiriio\   ituitks.   iiiiius
_ \   A\\\  til-IMS, write to William UrlgK*-*,
I'ublUlur, toronlo
\ir.\NTKn  l<adloflnnil young mon to Ink
IT     work at llieir own home-; i;ootl price
and nnninvu-Hiin*.    Address sinntlanl Mann
moturliiH Company, hook   Box kit,  South
rr'iiii'ii-tiinm.'tlii-'i-.   Knelo<e st-unp-i, ineullnii
!>l llltllOlMMI II  CiVIM*   1'0'V     11.111.
SiiojHMsoratoOntnrlo Oanoo Oo.,   il.td.
al.ei-iiif rt'li'i'liiiiMic-h t'anuiM for  llunilnir
blilillia, ShnoliiiK Hkillrt,   Sail   Dual.*,   Steam
Launches, Sonua cent stamp for t'a Utloguo
Vou Will hitve money In your pookots If jmi
buy ��� our first elans Tree-* of 1110 at I he   correct
R���0-sL-^n���UfAEfiZra "li*iSll''i'iK on applicant.    U.S. HURD.Halton Nursorios Bur
miRton, Ont.
CRFC-Vm.r name and artistic design In
1 "rr,   ��������������'��������� ''o'oiN, from lhe finest Auto-
malic hlinditu: Ten Ail 1st in the world.   Send
-lock of
muiienniuiliu-rcn ..\Hisl in the wnrld.
scouti stamp for npstngo.  Comn.olo uto.
I'onnii-nshipSiii'iiliiv.. .Address \t,A. TIU
SOX, HqxA-jS, Toronln, Onl.
I  lm, l...tllf.  ���iriiir.i'dlii
1,10(1 Breakfast tl ink It >yn.l Da nlo'Io i
1 I-oll'ee. Ucliclou, ...d uoiiriHhin- I'nil-
lie.** iho blond antl invigorates the system.
Ill,'lily recommended Iiy ihe medical  faculty.
Tlio coflbo Is put lip in half and one pound
bins only, and Is sola by nil ontorprtslng gro��
oth, Bo sure and get ft. Hills & Koighioy.
Manufacturers, Toronto.
Have You
never fails. |*r CURE'S CATARrtH IN THE HEAD
FEVER. INFLAMED PALATE AND TONSILS, restores thu nonse of sintui- ana drives away tufl
PULL HEADACHE oxperleueed by all who havo
Catarrh. One bottle will work wonders. Prlco
CUc. afi Dru'-f-ii'ta.   Rent by mall ou rocoipt of
Flowe "
For Ryspepsla.
A. Bellanger, l'ropr., Stove Foundry, Montagny, Quebec, writes: "I
have used August Flower for Dyspepsia. It gave me great relief. I
recommend it to all Dyspeptics as a
very good remedy."
Ed. Bergeron, General Dealer,
Lauzon, Levis, Quebec, writes: "I
have used August Flower with tbe
best possible results for Dyspepsia."
C. A. Harrington, Engineer and
General Smith, Sydney, Australia,
writes: "August Flower has effected
a complete cure In my case. It acted like a miracle."
Geo. Gates, Corinth, Miss.,writes:
"I consider your August Flow er the,
best remedy In the wnrld for Dyspepsia. I was almost dead with
that disease, hut used several bottles
of August Flower, and now consider myself a well man. 1 sincerely
recommend this medicine to suffering humanity llie world over." a <S)
G. G. GREUN, Sole Manufacturer,
9   Woodbury, NewJcnsc��, U.S.*.
fileotrlonl Sttppltox, Doll Oulau*.  &c.  Ro-
IKilM Koiiu.i  ami rciwotiiUilo.  Bol I Mm
Kxfioi-llilQntorft'Sltnpllofl .ni'l Bookh.
35 A 37 AdolEiidn St. W., Toronto.
m WIUIAflS SEffh'O M0M.fl
^^^ y\'*en;-: everywhere.
Thntpooplo would have been rogiilarlyuilng
our Tiill-ii. tsoa-H -dim* 161.1 lfoi'l,y-80Von long
yean) I (thoy had nol been 0001)1   Thu -mlilie
are not fools nnd tlo ao\ uoiitlnuo to buy noods
unless thoy uro BfttlufAotory.
Now nutly and mailed froolo all appliedIllA.
farofullv sWeeled Kami and Onrdon Bocdft,
aud Heed Ciniin. t'hnice 1'iowor Soodn, 0 0011
Grass and Clovor Snodn, Bimetal nttontlon
paid to Corn for KiiHllngc.
Tho 1-eavill Ivhnr.iiii.: Ollp-
pora will lake Lhom off with 1cm
LronMo mid loss pain than any
other way.
Send for clronla? tflvinj prlco,
testimonials, oto.
a:? CraljrSlrcel, Hinilrcal,
;��|iuUd ir-Mikt- mil l-oUlBofmc-llcl-w mnl I-..,- lo toy
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tsTini ti.i:\
(lives u Nigh I
Auk for tho J. D. King & Co., Ltd., porfcel lit
tiPggoods, and be happy.
and Music Boako'ifi'veiv
tloSCrlptlon, All Kindt) of
Musical    Instruments*
Manufacturers of Band in-
fitrui.itnt", Diunifl, &C.
Music Enj**i ������������:-������-i, Priri-
toro .inrl Publishers.
Tbe 'a i-.-st  stock  in
>('nurida to choooo from.
WHALEY, ROYCE 6\ CO., Toronto
S���t llilll   II
atullnipnlncwl il nmi.
IllllilOIIIri'. KlllttSirCCt
Vi'si: ]>,-,,,���,, UUYotwoStn
AltilniKKisls. uiiHiirsuiiil
K: ,
Vtiy bo troubled vltli piles, ex.
jo hand*] ol THOUSAMtlii it has provod
perfectly invaluable-, it Ncvt-r Fails, even in
casea of long staiidioe, PmcE SLOP at Drugglato
Bent by mall mi irtripLol pi ieo by i'.tldi-rssiiifj
**ONLY^ *f' J
jEKtironQusitiohSheet. Oh ksoeiptc?Akswers,
It* Be Siieot What is BtqoisED. will Stun voa
Iuroimi Machinist, 134 limn sum w, TORONTO
ISy Hark Twain.
ihe moment tho usual civilities wero
over, Hastings oaughtsight of mo, ami name
straight with cordially outstn.-ch.nd band)
then stopped short whon about to shako,
and said with an embarrassed look :
Ibog your pardon, sir, I thought I
know you."
" Why, you do know me, old fellow."
u :;" ! ArB yo" lhe���the--"
Vest-pookot innm-tor? lam, indeed.
I Jon I. 'ie afraid tooall mc by my nickname ;
I m used to it."
" "c-*�� well, well, this is a surprise,
Unoe or twice I've seen your name coupled
with the nickname, but it nover occurred to
mo thai ynu amid Im tho Henry Adams ro-
letr-'d tn. Why, it isn't six months since
you wero olorkinji away for Blake Hopkins
in 1' risoo on ;i salary, and sitting up uiglits
on an extra allowance, helping mo arrange
wid verify the Qonld audOurry Extension
papers and statistics. The idea nf your
boing in London, and a vast millionaire, and
a colossal celebrity ! Why, it's ihe Arabian
Nights como again, Matt, I can't tako it in
al. aljciul. realize il ; give mo time lo
settlei tho whirl tn my head,"
Tho fa,
She shrank a little, but said :
"X-o ; if my being with you would help
hearten you. Hut���would it be quite prop,
or, do you think V"
"No, I don't know that it would ; in fact
I'm afraid it would n't: but you see, there's
so much dependent upon it that���"
" Then 1II go anyway, proper or improper," sho said, with a beautiful and
��� onerous enthusiasm. " Oh, I shall be so
luippy to think I'm helping."
'��� Helping, dear! Why, you 'H bo doing
it all. You're so beautiful and so lovely ami
so winning, that with you thero I can pile
our salary up till I hreak thoso good old
fellows, and they'll never have the heart t**
Sho ! you should havo seen the rich blood
mount, ami her happy eyes shine I
" Ynu wicked flatterer 1 There is n't a
word of truth in what you say, but still I'll
go with you,   Maybe it will teach yon not
expect othor   people lo look   with your
Wero my doubts dissipated? Was my
confidence restored ? You may judge by
this fact   '
thin 1 am
" Danr
Why. it ',
. privately 1 raised my   salary to
t is, Lloyd, ynu aro no worse off  twelve   hundred the lirst year on the spot,
alizc it myself,
il is stunning, now is n't it
it three   months to-day   since
we went to tin* Minora' restaurant���"
"No ; tint What Cliocr. "
" night, it was Urn What Cheer ; went
I here at two in the morning, and had a chop
and col] ti an cr n, bard bI.x hours' grind over
those Extension papers, and I tried toper,
siiado yon Lo come to London with mo,
and altered tn get leave of absence for ynu
and pay all yonr   expenses, ami   give   yim
Bomothiug ovor if I succeeded  in making
lhe sale ; ami you   would not listen tome,
mill [wouldn't succeed, and yoii couldn't
IliTord to loso the nm of bllSini Ba ami he no
end of lime getting i    hind of things again
when ymi got  l.aek  huitlO,      And yot here
you aw.   How odd it all Is! Uow did yon
'��� *ppen lo COIllO, and whatever did give ynu
Is incredible start'.''
"Oh, just an accident, It's a long
story���a romance, a body may say. I '11
toll vou all about 111 but not now."
"When ?"
"Thoond of this month."
"That's more than a fortnight yot
n a person a curiosity.
I don't
Inn much nf a st.
Make it u wcok."
"1 oan't, You 'II know why, by ami by.
Lut bow 8 iho trade getting Along ?"
HU cheerfulness vanished like a breath,
mid ho said with a sigh ���
" You wero n true   prophet, Hal, a tr
prophet.     1 wish I had n't come.    " *
want lo talk about It."
" Mm you must, Ymi mitstcomo and slop
with mt* to-night, when we leave here, and
toll mo all about it."
"Oh, may I? Are you in earnest ���"and
Ihe wator showed iu bis eyes.
*' Yes ; I want to hear tbo whole story,
every word.''
" 1 'mao grateful ! Juat tn find a human
interest once more, in some oye, in me and
affairs of mine, after what I 'vo Ikjoii
through boro���lord ! I could go down onmv
knees for it |" '
lie gripped   my hand hard, and  braced
up, ami was all right and lively after that
for the dlnnor���wTiioh didn't eomo o:l". No ;
the usual thing happened, Ihe thing that Is
always happening under that violoit*| and aggravating rcngllsil system-the natter of
precedence could n't be settled, and so there
was im dinner. English men always eat din-
ner belore they go out to dinner, becauso
Ihey know tho risks tbey arc running ��� but
nobody ever warns the stranger, and so he
walks placidly into the trap. Of course
nobody was hurt this time, because wo
had alt been lo dinner, none of ns being
novices oxoopt Haul nigs, ami he having been
informed by tho minister at tho timo that ho
llivltod him Uiat in deference to tho English
custom In* bad not provided any dinner.
Lverybudy look a lady and processioned
down to thc dining room, because it is usual
lo go through the motions ; but there the
dispute began.   The Duku of Shorcditelt
wanted lo take precedence, and sit at the
head of ihe table, holding that he outranked a minister who represented merely a
rution and not a in.inarch : but 1 stood for
my I'lglltBJ and refused tn yield, lu llie
gossip column I ranked alt dukes not royal,
and said so, and claimed precedence of this
one. it couldn't bo seHlcd, of course,
struggle as we might ami did, be finally
(and injudii loiisly) trying to play birth and
auliqitity, and I "seeing" his Conqueror
and "raising" him with Adam, whose
direct postorily I was, us shown by my
name, while he was of a collateral lirannlt,
as shown by his etui by bis rocont Norman
origin : SO wc all processioned back   to the
drawing-room aialu and lied a perpendicular lunch���plate ot sardines and a strawberry, and you group yourself and stand
up and eat It, Hero the religion of precedence is not so strenuous ; the two persons
of highest rank chuck up a shilling, the one
lhat wins has first goat his strawberry, and
tho loser gets tho shilling. The next two
uhtiok up, then lhe next two, and so on.
After refreshment, tables were brought,and
we all  played orlbbago,  sixpence a game.
Tiie English never play any gatno for amusement. If ihey can't make something or lose
something���thoy don't care which,���they
won't play.
Wo had a lovely time ; certainly two of
us had, Miss Uangham ami 1. ] was so bewitched wilh her that I couldn't count my
hands il they went abovo u double sequence*
and when I struck home I nover discovered
it, ami started up llie outside row again,
ami would have lost the gamo every time,
only lhe girl did the same, sho being in just
my condition, you see; and consequently
neither of us ever got "ill, or cared to wonder why wo didn't wish to know anything
else,  and didn't   want to   be   Interrupted,
And 1 told her -I did Indeed-told tier I
loved her, ami she-well,   she bludieil   till
her hair tiirnod red, but sho liked it; dm
said sin; did. 0!i, thoro was never such an
owning I Evory tlmo 1 pegged 1 put on a
noBlBoripl | ovory Uinii sho pegged shone-
Itnowlcilyod rocohit of it, counting the
hands tho same, Why, 1 couldn't even say
"Two for his heels" without adding, "My,
how sweat you do look I" and .ihe would say
"Kii'tei'ii two, flftcon four, fifteen six, ami
a pair are olghr, all 1 eig if. are sixteen���du
you think ;i:.*;" -pooping out aslant from
under her laolies, yon know, bo is woe I and
oiitinlng,   ('h, It was just too-too !
Woll, I WilS perfectly  honest and  square
wnh lu'i", tn'd hop l hadn't acontinthoworld
but just the million .pound nolo she 'tl heard
ho mil ill talk about, and ildid n't belong to
mt!; ami Unit started her curiosity, and then
I talked low, and told her lhe whole history
right from the shirt, and it nearly killed
her, laughing. What iu thu nation she
could find tolailgli about, l could n't see,
but tilers it Was j ovary ball minute some
new detail Would fetch her, and I would
have to slop as much as u minute ami a
hall to givo her a chance to set'do down
again,    why,   she   laughed   herself   lame,
sho did Indued ; 1 never saw anything like
it, 1 mean I never saw a painful story���a
story ofa p ir-nin's troubles and worries iwul
fears-prod.nre just that kind of oOoct before. So I loved her all tho more, seeing
she oould be so cheerful when there wa** n't
anything to bo cheerful about; fori might
sou!) liood that kind ol" wifo, you know, the
way things looked. Of course I told her wo
should havo tr, wait a couple of years, till I
eon! 1 catch up n:i iny salary ; but aho did
n't ii.ind that, only -die hoped 1 would be as
caruful in possible in the in liter of expenses
and uot lot Lhonl nm the least risk of trenching on out* third year's pay. Then she
began to got a litllo worried, and wondered if wo were making nny mistake,
and starling the salary on a higher
IlgUfO for tho lirst y.-ir   than 1 would   get.
This wasg.nl senso, and It made mo feel
a liltlo leu i confident than I had been fooling before ; but itgavo mc a good idea, and
I brought it frankly out,
"Forth- cleavl would you mind going
With me that day, when 1 confront those old
But didn't tell her ; I saved it for a surprise.
All the way home I was in tho clouds.
Hastings talking, I not hearing a word,
When ho and I entered my parlor, ho
brought mo to myself with my fervent appreciations of my manifold comforts ami
"Let me jiidt stand hero a little and look
my (ill ! Hear mu it 'a a palace ; it 'n just a
palace ! Ami in it everything a body could
desire, including cozy coal tiro and supper
standing ready. Henry, it doesn't merely make me realize how rich you are ; it
makes mo realize, to tho bono, to the marrow, how poor I am���bow poor I am, ami
how miserable, how defeated, routod, annihilated 1"
"lairne take it I this language gavo me
Iho cohl shudders. It scared mo hi*-ad
awake, and mailu mo oomprcbond that I
was standing on a Inlf-ineh crust, with a
crater underneath. 1 didn't know 1 hnd
boon dreaming���that is, I hadn't been allowing myself to know it for a while back ;
but now���oh, dear I Deep iu debt, not a
cent iu tho world, a lovely girl's happiness
or w ie in my hands, and nothing in front
of me but a salary which might never���oh,
would nover���materialize 1 Oh, oh, oh, I
am ruined past hope ; nothing can save mo 1
"Henry, the mere unconsidered drippings
ol your daily income would���"
"Oh, my daily income 1 Hero, down with
Lids hot Scotch, anil cheer up your soul.
Here's with you I Or, no��� you 'io hungry :
sit down and���"
"Not a bite for me : I'm past it. I can't
oat, theso days ; but I'll drink with you till
I drop.    Como !"
"Barrel for barrel, I'm with you ! Ready
Here   wc go !   Now,  then, Lloyd,  unreel
your story -while I brew."
"Unreel it? What, again?"
"Again?    What do ynu mean hy that?"
"Why, 1 mean do you want to hear it
over again""
"Ho 1 waul, to hear it over again ? This
isapu/.dcr. Wait; don't take any moro
of that liquid,    You don't need it."
"Look here, Henry, you alarm mo.    Did
n't 1 tell you the whole story on thc way
"Yes, I."
"I'll be hanged if I heard a word of it."
" Henry, this is a serious thing. It
troubles mc. What did you tako up yonder
at the minister's?"
Then it Hashed on mo, nmi I owned up,
like a man.
"1 took the dearest girl in this world-
prisoner !"
So then ho camo with a rush, and we
shook, snd shook, ami shook till our bands
ached ; and ho didn't bis me me for not
having hoard a word of a story which had
lasted while wo walked three miles. He
jusl sat down then, liko the patient, good
follow ho was, and told it all over again.
Synopsizod, It amounted to this ��� He had
come to England with what be thought was
a grand opportunity ; be had an " option"
to sell the tinuhland Curry Extension for
the " locators" of It, and keep all ho could
get over a million dollars. He had worked
hard, had pulled every wire he knew of,
bad left uo honest expedient untried, had
spent nearly all tho money ho had in the
world, had not been able to get a solitary
capitalist to listen to him, and his option
would run out at the end of the month. In
a word, ho was ruinod. Then he jumped
up and cried out ;
" Henry, you can save mo ! You can
save me, and you're the only man in tho
universe thatoan, Will you do it? Won't
you do it ?"
" Toll mo how. Speak nut, my boy."
" (live mc a million and my passage home
for my'option '! Don't, don'trcfuso I"
I was iu a kind of agony, I was right on
the point of coining nut with tho words,
"Lloyd, I'm a pauper myself���absolutely
penniless, and in debt I" Hut with a white-
hot idea camo limning through my head,
an 1 I gripped my jaws together, and calmed
myself down till 1 was as cold us a capita-
list.    Thou 1 said, iu a commercial and sell-
possessed way:
" I will save you, Lloyd���"
"Thou I'm already saved ! (lod bo merciful to you forever 1 If ovor I���"
" Let me finish, Lloyd, 1 will save you,
lint not in that way ; for that would not bo
fair to you, after your hard work, and the
risks you've run. I don't need to buy mines;
I cm keep my capital moving, in a commercial center liko London without that ;
it's what I'm at, all tlio timo ; but here is
what I'll do. I know all about that mine,
of course; I know its immense value, and
can swear to it if anybody wishes it. You
shall sell nut inside ofthe fort night for
throe millions cash, using my nuniofroely,
and we'll divide, share and share alike."
Do yon know, ho would have danced tho
furntturo to kindling-wood In Ills lusane joy,
and broken everything ou the place, if I
hadn't tripped bim up ami tied him.
Then he lay there, perfectly happy,
saying :
"I may use your name I Your nnino���
think of it I Man, they'll Hock iu droves,
these rich Londoners ; they'll fight for that
stock I I'm a made man, I'm a mado man
forovcr, and I'll never forgot you as long as
I live !"
In loss than twenty-four hours London
was abuzz. ! I hadn't anything In tlo, day
after day, but Bit at home, ami say tu all
coineis :
"Yob j I told him lo rofor to mo.   I
know tho man, and 1 know the mine, His
character is above reproach, and tho mine
is worth far more than ho asks for it."
Meantime 1 spent all my evenings at the
minister's with Portia, I didn't say a
wortl to her about iho mine ; 1 saved it for
a surprise. We tallied salary ; never anything but salary and love; sometimes love,
sometimes salary, sometimes lovo and salary
together. And my! tho interest the
minister's wifo and daughter took iu our
little affair, and tho ondtoss Ingenuities they
invented to save us from interruption, und
to keep the minister in the dark and unsuspicious���well, it was just lovely of them !
Whon tho month was up, at last, I had a
million dollars to my credit in th'* London
and County Hank, and Hastings was fixed
in ihc samo way. Dressed at my level best,
I ili-nvo by the house in Portland Place,
judged by the look of things that my birds
were homo again, went on toward the
minister's ami got my precious, and wc
'-tailed back, talking salary with all our
might. She was so excited and anxious
that it made her just intolerably beautiful.
I said:
"Dearie, tho way you're looking it's a
crlmn to strike for a "alary a single penny
under threo thousand a year."
"Henry, Henry, you'll ruin us I"
"Don't you bo afraid, dust keep up
these locks and trust to mc. It'll all come
out right."
So as it turned out, I had to beep bolster- j HOUSEHOLD.
ing up her courage all the way.   She kept
pleading with me, and saying :
"Oh, please remember that if wc ask for
too much we may get no salary at all; and
then what will become of us, with no way
in the world to earn our living?'*
Wo were ushered iu by that same
servant, and there they were, tho two old
gentlemen. Of course they were surprised
to see that wonderful creature with mc, but
1 said:
"It's all right gentlemen; she iB my
future stay and helpmate."
And I introduced them to her, and called
them hy name. It didn't surprise them ; they
knew 1 would know enough to consult the
directory. They seated us, and were very
polite to me, and vory solicitous lo relieve
her from embarrassment, and put her as
much at her ease as they'could. Thou I
said :
"Gentlemen, I am ready to report."
"We are glad lo hear it," said my man,
"for now wc cau decide tlio bet which  iny
brother Abel and I made.    If you have won u������      ij-f-���i,      - , , ��� *.,.,    ,-,
for me. you shall have any situation in  my H(W ��xm%J�� for Little Ones-
gift.    Have you tho million-pound note?" "Now wo shall   havo to   give one mora
"Hero it is, sir,"  and I handed it to party overy year," said a mother, looking
him. I fondly at the tiny   black head of   tho new
"I've won I"   he Shouted,  and   slapped   baby,    "You nee," Bill went   on, "wo In
Iutlie Sprioe;.
Softly Ilic western breezes
Arc .-*ij,*hin** arming the flow--*--;,
Pair, as if new created
In thi- beautiful world of our-*,
The vlolotabinoiu.il fragrant
Have waked from llieir winter sleep j
Tbo cloud shadows ilit o'er the pastures,
Whore j-rasses nro waving flcop ;
And over tbo thorny hedges
A gr-iclntH hand has thrown
A mantel of fre-It green leatlet-i,
Wilh starry blo3sonu strowa-
Now leave thy sad communtnK*.
Poor human heart, nnil say���
"If God bo clothe the meadows,
Will he turn from my sorrows away /'
Each trial and pitiful woakneas
Thy heart so keenly feel j
E teli -diade of dirk de-malrlnK
That o'er thy spirit steals,
A re like iintoelinid- lhal havo gnthercd
Through a Hfo-long winter of pain,
And shall break in shower* of hl<*-sing
Whon i lie sprlnfi-l lino cornea again.
Abel on the back,
"I Bay ho did   survive,
twenty thousand pounds,
have believed it.
ve a further report to rnaU
"Now what tlo you Bay,
and   I've   lost
1 nover would
' ! said,
neither I line nor money to spend on very
much society for ourselves, but:- costs so
little to make iho children happy that wo
givo each one a birthday party every
Happy the children whoso parents nover
"and a pretty long ono. I want you lo let I fail to   remember the birthdays   ns   thoy
mo como soon, ami detail my whole month's
history ; and I promise ynu it's worth
hearing. Meantime, take a look at thai."
" What, iiinii 1 Certillcato of deposit for
C200.000 ? I�� it yours ?"
" Mine. I earned it by thirty day's
judicious- uso of that littio loin ynu let mo
havo, And the only use I made of il. was
to buy tritlcs ami oiler tho bill in charge."
" Como, Hits is astouisliing ! It's incredible, man I'
Never mind, I'll prove it.    Don't tako
my word unsupported."
But now Portia's turn was como to lie surprised .    Her oyes woro spread wide,  and
ho said :
"Henry,   is  that  really   your money 1
Have ynu boon Jibbing to me 1"
" I havo indeed, dearie,    lint you'll forgive mo, I know."
She put up an arch pout, and said :
" Don't  you   ho so   sure.    You aro   a
naughty thing to deccivo mo so 1'
" Oh, you'll get over it, sweetheart,
you'll got over it j it was only fun, you
know.    Como, let's bo going."
" Hut wiit, wait ! The situation, you
know. I want to give you the situation,"
said my man.
" Well," I said, "I'm just as grateful as
I can he, but roally I don't waul ono."
" But you can have the very choicest one
in my gift."
"Thanks again, with all my heart ; but
I don't even want that one."
" Henry, I'm ashamed of you, You don't
half thank the good gentleman, May 1 do
it for you 1"
" Indeed you shall, dear, if you can improve it.    Lot us see you try."
Sho walked lo my man, --ot up iu his lap,
put her arm around his neck, and kissed him
right on the mouth. Then lhe two old gentlemen shouted with laughter, but I was
dumfoundo-i, just petrified, as you may say.
Portia said ;
Papa, he has said you haven't a situation
in your gift that he'd take ; and I feci just
as hurt as���"
"My darling 1���is t hat your papa':"
"Yes ; he's my Iteppapa, and the dearest
onc that over was. You understand now,
don't you, why I was ablo to laugh when
you told mo at tho minister's, not knowing
my relationships, what trouble nnd worry
papa's and Uncle Abel's scheme was giving
you ?"
Of courso I spoko right up, now, without
any fooling, uml went straight lo tho point.
"Oh, iny dearest dear sir, 1 want to tako
back what I said.    You have got a sit nation
open that I want."
"Name it,"
"Well, woll, well! But you know, if you
bavon't ever served in that capacity, yon of
course can't furnish recommendations of a
sort to satisfy tho conditions of the contract
mid so���"
"Try me���oh, do, I beg of you t Only
just try mo thirty or forly years, and it���"
"Oh,   well, all right;   it's but a little
tiling to ask.    Take her along."
Happy, wo too? Thero 'ro not words
enough in tho unahrid--ed to describe it.
And whon Loudon got the whole history, a
day or two later, of my month's adventures
with lhat banknote, ami how they ended,
ditl London talk, ami have a good timo?
My Portia's papa took that friendly and
hospitable bill back to the Hank of England
and cashed it; then the Hank canceled il
and made him a present of il, and he ga' o
it to us at our wedding, and it has always
bung iu its frame in the sacredest placo in
our homo, ever since. For it gavo mo my
Portia. But for it I could uot havo remained in Loudon, would not havo appeared at
tho minister's, never Bhould have met her.
Ami so I always say, "Yes, It's a million-
pounder as you see ; but it never made but
one purchase iu its life, ami then got the
article for only about a tenth part of its
value." ���[Tlio Century,
Thero are 8,000 lighthouBoa.
Kngland is building a ��1,7(50,000 ship.
Cigarette manufacture is decreasing.
Ostrich farming thrives in California.
St. Louis has the highest water tower.
Of the f!!��,0iHi Frenchmen who fought
with Napoleon at Waterloo only eight survive
A new wire, called tho Hungarian wire,
Is covered with three coats of thread ami
two coats of celluloid.
A rivot iu tho form of a tube, to bo used
both as a rivet ami as a drainage way, is
a recent wrinkle iu iron shipbuilding,
Tho eolorod congregation of a Florida
church has withdrawn its support becauso
the pastor, it is claimed, beats bis wifo reg.
ularly before services.
A tiro engine that does away with the use
of horses, and forces the water by means of
powor generated by a storage battery, is a
recent electrical invention.
Tho ollicors of tho Co: man army are to
havo a new cloak, thu novelty of which
lies in the tact that by an ingenious device
thocloakmay he made thick or thin. It
is adapted for winter or Bummer use,
Tho Bon Maroho, Paris, employs a hundred mon who tlo nothing but watch for
shoplifters. This one establishment alone
arrests on an average from 12,000 to 15,000
women annually who have been caught
Tho oldest lawsuit on record is ono at
present being tried in tbo highest Russian
nourtat St. Petersburg. It, was brought
500 years ago against tlm city of Kim-
inlets', Podolsk, by tho heirs of a dead
nobleman to recover many thousand acres
of his ostalo which had been confiscated by
tho municipality. The written testimony
is said to weigh forty-live tons.
Johannisburg iu tho Transvaal, is a
wonderful little town. It la but five years
of ago and its inhabitants nitmlnr 40,000,
It stands upon a gold reof upon which fifty
companies aro at work, giving employment
to 3,370 whito mon and over 32,000,iiallvos
The town has gts, water, tramways and
handsome buildings, while for twenty miles
east and west the funnels of mining works
can bo scon.
come round. I'vena baby t>[ three or four
yearn generally hat two or threo favoiile
lids whom ho or sho would like invited.
Tbo simplest ontorLaliimcut is sullicient. A
few plain cookies cut inlofailey shapes with
cake cutters, with a stoned raisin in the
center; a plate of thin broad and butter out
in delicate slices uml spread with a very
little jam - oupsof cainbrjo tea, that is milk,
with warm water and sugar in it, and tho
real birthday cake, with candles in it, will
make up a feast that will send theso tiny
ones home happy. Evan tho birthday cako
should be a plain one, but there may bo a
candle on it, for eachyoir of tho child giving the party, ami if yon stick tbo candle's
pin through atiny rcil,wliite,pi;ik or yellow
rose, made of paper tho cake will present a
very festive appearance. The candles are
the kind used on Christmas trcos, and uro
sold by confectioners and bakers. Tho
cutest ami most healthful little bon-bons
can bo made by icing tho tiny crackers,
shaped like an elongated egg, or the littio
sticks about an inch long and us thick as a
lead pencil now kept by all grocers. Make
plain whito icing and chocolate icing, color
somo of the white pink with cochineal
nnd coat tho crackers with thc different
Older children will require nil her moro
substantial entertainment, but one must
avoid Rtulling children of nny ago with food
not convenient for them. Most children will
like creamed potatoes and chicken in white
sauce. This is a convenient way of serving
chicken for children, involving no trouble
of cutting by guests or hostess. With this,
tea or cocoa with cako and a tiny cup of
lemon or orange jelly made from golatino
will mako a supper nice emmgh for children
between the ages of six aud tiltecr.. Make
a plain light cup cake nmi when cold cut
it iu slices and those in fancy shapes ; cubes,
diamonds, stars, crescents and so on, aud
ieo them with plain ami colored icings.
No matter how simple the party, to mako
it a complete sitcces.i their should be a souvenir for ench child to carry home. Pop
corn tied up in a bpg mado from a pretty
JnpancBO napkin, or from coarse-meshed
white lace, tho scams buttonholed with gay
zephyrs, or an orange wrapped iu bright
tissue paper with (ho ends twisted liko
motto candies will please the little ones.
At a party given by a boy of five, toy whips,
costing five cents each, wore presented to
the youthful guests anil ns thoy were all boys
it sent them away happy; for his sister's
doll parly tho souvenirs woro very small
Japanese dolls. Girls of ton, oroldei, may
have pretly little cups and saucers for souvenirs. Thn little Japanese blue and whito
affairs, costing five cents each, are charming, while very dainty ones may bo bought
for twenty-five cents. Hotter than any sum
of money that ynu may givo your children
during your lifetime, or leave thom after*
your death will ho the remernl* .cos of all
such sweet and simple home divides as
shall have endeared homo lo their childish
I cream, flavored wilh orange or lomon, and
boiled for twenty minutes. Do not stir this
I very much.    After the white layer hardens
j a little, put another of tho brown.    Mark
I off into squares or long pieces, and cut so
as to show to advantage the alternating
stripes of color. Instead of the brown, one
can color the first with poke-berry jelly or
, other coloring that will give a red tint, and
if vanilla is not liked, pineapple will make
a nice contrast tothe llavor of tbe white
MareooksQlaoes. ��� One-half poundof mixed nuts���almonds, pecans aud English walnuts. Divide the English walnuts and pecans
in half. Two cupfuls of white sugar are
put in a stewpan with one cupful of water,
or enough to cover it well. 11 would be advisable lo use a stew-pan with a lip, so that
it will pour easily, and a handle for tho
protection of tho hands. Do not stir with
a spoon. In fact, do not touch it with a
spoon, except now and theu to dip out a little to see when it's done. Drop a liltlo into
very cold water, if done, it will form into
crinkly littio wires, whicli will sound hard
and clear when struck against the sido of
the howl. It ought to bo cooked twenty
minutes. Aftor it is done, pour in drops
| ���tho size of a silver quarter of a dollar���on
a marble slab aud press into each drop one
almond, or one half English walnut, or pecan
[ Two persons can make this candy far bettor
| than oue as the nut must bo put in as soon
. as a drop is poured.
CncoASur Cashv.���Four cupfuls of whito
j sugar, one cupful of the milk of tho cocoa-
nut only in case It is perfectly good ; otherwise dn not uso it. Ono cocoauut, gutted���
do not uso lhe desiccated eocoanut. Cook
tho sugar, either with iho milk, if good, or
f not, with water, a littio less than candy
that has to bo pulled. Try by dropping
into cold water to see if it is done. Take
it off Iho lire, pour iu tho coconnut stir until Lhnroiif-rhly mixed, pour into a dish, ami
when cold enough, cut into squares,
OlIOOOWTKl Diuii's.���Dissolve nno cake
of chocolate in u bowl sot in hot water.
Boil two cupfuls of whito BUgar and oue
cupful of new milk twenty minutes. Season with one teaspoonful of vanilla. Empty
Ihis into a dish, ami beat until it is a good
consistency to mako into balls. Lay the
balls on buttered paper, and after they
aro quite hard, dip one by ono, into the
molted chocolate, Uso a fork in dipping
and replaco tho balls on the buttered paper.
Ono can nlso use nuts with these balls,
taking half of an English walnut to a ball.
Children take special delight in nut candy,
but it is rather rich, so it might be very
well to make both kinds.
In the Kitchen.
Buttor is moro easily creamed if tho bowl
is slightly warmed by dipping it for a moment in hot water ond then wiping it, but
it must uot bo hot enough to melt tho
Try tlm oven with a piece of white paper. If too hot-the paper will blacken or
blaze up ; if It becomes a light brown it is
fit for bread and heavier kinds of cake;
if light yellow the oven is ready for
sponge cake and the lighter kinds of dessert.
Oystbr Loaf. ��� Gutalong loaf of bread
into slices about two inches thick ; (a baker's long livo cent loaf will mako six),
Now trim off the crust ami mako each piece
square. Dig the crumb out of the centre
of each piece, leaving sides and bottom like
a box ; that is, mako a square box out of
each slica of bread. Brush each box over
with melted butter, nud put in a quick oven
until a light brown. Fill wilh creamed
oysters and serve.
Poaohkd Etias.���Take fresh eggs, break
one at a time iu a saucer and slip from it
into the egg-poacher; or, have a pan i *
boiling water in which to poach the eggs;
sot over a moderate tire; as soon as thc
water boils, tako the eggs up carefully and
servo on slices of buttered toast,
BaKKD PoTATOBfl, ��� Tako potatoes of
uniform size, wash and rub until clean, put
in a pan, set in a very hot oven, and bake
until the skin break?.
Cklkry SotH'.���Tako four roots of celery,
wash and cut into pieces, cover with boiling
water, let boil for halt* au bcur ami press
through a colander. Put a quart of milk or,
to boil, add thc water in which lhe celery
was boiled, with the celerv and a slice ul
onion. Hub an ounce of butter ami two
lablespoonfuls of flour together and stir
into the boiling soup ; season wilh sxlt and
pepper ami servo,
A Plea for Memoranda-
" The horror of that moment", exclaimed
the White King, " 1 shall never forget."
" You will though," supplemented tho
Queen " if you don't make a memorandum
of it}" and the White Queen was wiser iu
her day and generation than many lessor
personages who have been born and brought
up on this side the " Looking-glass."
11 is hard to tell why no many persons are
avorso to memoranda. Perhaps they think
that it weakens the memory. Tbey might
as well eat all the dishes on tha menu iu
order to strengthen tholr stontuohes, as to
load their minds wilh things which might
bettor bo Icfl lo paper. Hamlet's hero, Tar
tarin, remembered so many things that-
never happened that Ills biographer was
forced to confess al last that he remembered
nothing about anything. What s, contrast
was bo to Silas Lapham's carpenter who
never forgot his instructions because " ho
wrote them on a three-cornered block and
put it inhispnckctanil it was ho uncomfortable he couldn't help remembering it."
Something of tho samo theory was put in
itioo   In modhuval   Fianos,   it   was!
Worso and Worsr
Minks���" My   wifo
Florida before the  dootoV there ord
North, and as quick as she gels home our
doctor here orders her back to I'lorida."
links���"Hum !   I see how it is,   Tbo
customary to whip children annually at the
boundaries of tho parish, lo3t as Lowell
suggestB, " the true placo of them might
aver bo lost through neglect of so inexpeii-
oivo a mordant for the memory,"' And Ben*
svenuto Cellini records that when, in his
I ii iv hood, he SnW n -iiibtmamler come out of
tho ilro, Ills grandfather gavo him a sound
boating that he might remember so unique
a prodigy.
But, to leave the fascinating realm of
hearsay, just one day last ,veek a woman spake to uih with prido of tho wonderful memory of her sevon-yoar-flld child,
who would carry verbal messages tothe
houses of her tricuils, ami older Ion-*list of
.supplies from the grocer. Mooting thfl little follow as ] went mil, I asked him about
bis lessons ami received this pitiful reply :
Mi keep saying over lo myself 'first to Sirs.
Brown a and then to Mrs. Watson's ami
then to the grocer's | two pounds of Java
and one of Kio mixed four cans of tomatoes
iimla package of soda' and somehow I can't
think bow words are spelt."
Poor, ������mothered litllo brain, and the
mother's pride iu his memory ! Shu herself j
never indulged III a memorandum. Tho!
numbers of her friend's houses, tha dates of
her second cousin's children's birtInlays,tho
porsr.us to whom she is socially indebted,
hor church nud club and society engagements, arc registered only   in her   brain.
But do yon never misdirect an envelope, or
send a present on the   wrong day,   or omit,
some sensitive friend from your dinner list, I
or forget an errand at   the store ; " 1 asked I
iu amu/.ement,
"Sometimes," she confessed, "but that]
teaches mo to bomoreoar-ifulin the future," ���
And I, with my liny memorandum book in '
which my day's duties woro sol down in con-1
vontent order, felt for tho moment as if I ,
wore mentally and morally disabled, that I!
ought uot so to pamper my mind or to ro- -
grot thn painful process of revision; that'
perhaps tho wrinkles on her young face I
wero tbo lines of wis bun, and t hat the moat |
was more thnn the life, and the raiment
more than the body,
Soma Caiuly Hecoipta-
Dark and Liuiit Uashv.���Half a pound
of c'locolato, two pounds of white Sugar,
n>   -'.mer   reaches ' one tablespoonfi.l of butter, ono  leneupful
s her   of cream, one leaspiionful of vanilla.    Stir
Ibis all the while it in cooking.    This  will
be brown.    Then butler a llat dish and put
a layer on it, let ii hard on a little, and add
railroad combine as consolidated with tho n layer of white candy, mado as follows:
octors' trust."
Threo cupfuls of white sugar and one of
HE   000LD   MAKK   MONEY    AH*
DeallioMhc Mos-J nnninnt Bnsluess Sinn
In llie rim-to Valley.
Trie career of Oamille Delcommuno, who
died on tho Upper Congo iu December last,
illustrates the fact that some white men are
ablo to make splendid opportunities for
themselves oven in tropical Africa. Ten
years ago bo wont to the Congo at a small
salary to he the agent of a trading company
at oue of their stations. Nino years later
he was the director of tho Society of tho
Upper CoilgOpltad moro than forty trading
stations under his direction, and, from a
commercial point of view, was tho most
Important white man on tho river. Eonrteeu
steamboats arc encaged exclusively in the
transportation service of this company,
whose stations are scatterd along the Congo
and its tributaries for thousands of miles.
Delcommuno established all of theso stations
on tho upper river.
Delcommuno went to the Congo when ho
was 2*2 years old on a salary of only about
$701) und his rations. He died when he
was only 3,'f years old, and Iho salary he
then commanded would bo considered as
representing brilliant huccoss in any commercial centre of thu world.
One reason for his success was Ins unbounded enthusiasm and his faith in the
future of llie iinich-docried Congo country.
In one of his letters he wroto : " Tho trade
that can bo developed iu the Upper Congo
Valley is almost incalculable." In another
letter ho said : " Any degree of success may
bo attained hero by men ol enterprising
character and of dauntless determination to
achieve their purposes."
He lei mini nne was that sort ofa man. Had
llO lived he would have become wealthy.
Ho had already won a fair uumpotoucy when
ho died. Men liko him cannot bo suppressed. Put thom in the desert of Sahara ami
they would find some way to make  money.
lie was the lirnt European to buy ivory
on the Upper Congo. Somehow or other,
not oven physical obstacles could defeat
bim.    Explorers had tried   in vain lo tako
thoir stoamors through tbo Kongo rapids of
the Mohangi River. He wsBthollrsttomako
the passage when he planted his stations
ou the Mohangi in 1801, The missionaries
say no othor man of such activity, push,and
vigilance has over been seen on the Congo,
He had great tact in dealing with the
natives, uml they all liked him, He was .v
strict disciplinarian- and held Ids white
subordinates to a rigid accountability. They
had to mako money for the company or get
Ho launched most of thc fleet of steamers
lhat ho controlled. He did not hesitate,
however, to push inland, away from the
rivers, when ho believed there was a good
prospect of opening a profitable ivory and
rubber trade. In two months, a while ago,
ho travelled 1100 miles along lortuous and
narrow native paths, studying the prospects
of commercial development, at a distance
from tho rivers,
During his ten yearn' service ho visited
Europe only once, and w.is away from bis
field of work but a few months. His vigor
and energy never became impaired, and ho
know how to keep well in a trying climate,
and yot his death seems In havooeou due
to an indiscretion. White standing by the
grave of one of his subordinates, hu removed his hat to mako a few renin lis. Ho received a sunstroke, fever followed, ami he
died in a few days, lamented by all the
white men on the Congo as lhe most brilliant man of business whoso talents bad
been developed in that region. His broth-
i.r Alexander is a well-known Congo explorer.
A Wn nm ii One or ihe BnlTerers ��fn Huuili
oriiur-i-diii' on iho Pactne.
Capt, Peterson ofthe bark Lady Limp-ton,
his wife, and live seamen arrived in Honolulu recently in an emaciated condition. They
came in an open boat only eij-bteeu feel
long, uml reported that they bad been
twenty -eight days tossing about on the Pacific. Whilo the occupants of the frail crafl
wero not entirely without provisions during
their loug battle with the elements, lhe ef-
fects of snort commons and lack of sleep
and shelter wore palpably apparent. Mrs.
Peterson, who   was clad   in a   thin  black
'own, was Worn nearly to a shadow, r.nd
her strength failed hor completely as she
was lifted from the boat and taken to an
The men were sunburned, leaden eyed,
and listless. Their heads drooped, and it
was with dilliculty that they would bo j-ot
to speak, but Capt. Peterson told in a few
words that tho Lady Lampson had been
wrecked at night on a roof near Talmyra
Island when forty-four days out from Sydney, and tho crow wore compelled to take
to tho boats. He waa very weak, and
spoko in a whisper, at the same limo bogging that his wifo bo takon where she
could got nourishment ami a little rest.
Tho Kanakas lent willing hands to help
the waifs of iho ocean iuto hacks and carriages, ami thoy weretjtiickly dr'ven to where
thoy could command attention. Tho little
boat in which they had joiiiiieyed over
1,000 miles becamo an object of interest for
hundreds of people. It was partly decked
with canvas.and strips of the aamo material
had boon stretched abovo tho gunwale on
either sido to prevent her being swamped.
In tho boat were a couple of nearly empty
wator kegs ami a smalt quantity of biscuit
and canned goods.
"I haven't had my clothes off for twenty-
oijrht days," said Capt. Peterson when seen
at tho hotel, Ho was hollow-cheeked and
unshaven and looked indeed as if hu had
suffered both mentally and physically.
"The Lady Lampson," he said, *��� was from
Sydney, and wo wero bound to this port
with (KK) tons of coal for Wilder A Co. We
left Sydney last November and woro forty-
four days out when the vessel struck. We
had bad bad weather near Fiji, having
been in a hurricane for twenty-four hours,
but after that we had fine north-cast winds
until wo got near Palmyra Island, when
the weather became dirty. It was 5:30
o'clock on tho morning of Jan. 1(1 when we
struck, I had not had an observation for
two days. The night had been dark ami
stormy, but tho water was smooth then, I
knew I was to tho east of tho island, and
that thore was a sunken reof somewhere
around. I was ou deck myself, and had
two men on the lookout aloft. There is a
strong westerly current thero, and I guess
we woro going about five knots an hour
witli all sail set.
'* Five minutes after she struck she began to break un.and I ordered the hoatsout
We lowered the two boats. 1 took charge
of one and First Mate Hairy Miller took
the other. In my boat there were, besides
my wife and myself, Second Mate C. Brown
ami Seaman W. Carloon {both Swedes),
Cabin Hoy \V. Haydon of Liverpool, F.
Vcllcr the cook, who is a German, ami K.
Kverson, a Norwegian Bailor. Tho mate's
boat contained a German sailor named Snyder, Oscar Magnersen, a Swede : J. Jorgen-
scn, a German, anil a seaman named Martin.
" We started from Palmyra Island in company about 7 in tho morning, having only
hve gallons of water for the two boats. The
island is only forty miles from tho reof, but
the current aud tide were so strong that we
were trying for niuo days to make headway
against them, but couldn't. Wo drifted to
lhe westward, so 1 resolved to put back to
the bark. Wo suffered greatly through
want of water, and wo bad barely enough
to moisten our tongues, which wero swollen
and dry.
"Wc found the bark settling down and
tho water washing over her, so wa got
aboard cjuickly and put some canned goods,
biscuit, and water into tho boats. Wo rigged the boats with canvas and then started
again for Palmyra Island, Wo tried for
two days to mako headway, but thc heavy
swell und wind bullied us. Thinkin-. I
would Iobo sij-hl of the mate's boat, I told
him tostser tor Honolulu, ami I steered for
here myself. We lost sight of the other
bout and have bad heavy gales ever since.
I have only had hour'a sleep at a time
during thc da* o never lain down.
At night tho   ,. - .o over,   welting us
all to tho ski tho day wo dried our
eh.'.lies in the .-.-hi, if there wus tiny. The
men have been quiet and uncomplaining,
even though on short allowance of food and
water, and, thank goodness ! we lost nobody
from our boat. It was a terrible experience, though, the worst I have met with
during fourteen years of Bcr.fariiig.
" After we paused tho island of Maui we
struck a storm and the boat half tilled with
waler. Wo thought then it was all over
after passing through so many oilier dangers, but wc managed to bail her out ami
keep her right. Thc first vessel we saw
since wc struck, twenty-eight days ago, was
a sleam schooner off Diamond Head this
morning. I hope iho male's boat is safe,
and if he vtecred to the eastward I think
thoy are all right."
A Tale
iricriii-.li Valor Iutlie i
fain lleulli.
KiiHsluii Convicts oil llie Wny l�� Sllit-rln
Overtaken Iiy a HiioM-Mtoriii,
Details have been rooeived at St. Petersburg of a sad loss of lifo among a baud of
convicts bound for the prisons of Siberia.
Thc band numbered iu all throe hundred
ami seventy-tour persons, including a largo
number of persons sentenced to exile for
political crimes. In ttecordanco with the
custom the couvictH wero inarching to their
various destinations. They had spent tho
night in Tomsk, Western Siberia, and continued their journey early in tho morning,
A snowstorm was prevailing, and when six
hours' march from Tomsk thu storm had
become so severe that all the roads wero
obliterated, Chained tigether, the convicts
struggled on until gradually tho weaker ones
fell iu the deep snow, dragging tho stronger
ones down with them. Despite tbe efforts
of Iho Cnssack guards tbo exbausicd people
could make no attompt to save themselves
and they were abandoned to freeze to death,
while the others were driven forward, those
iu charge of thom hoping to get them in
shelter. Tho storm continued to increase
in violence, and tho travelling becamo worse
and worse. Now and then prisoners would
drop by the wayside, where they would
soon bo covered by the rapidly falling ami
drifting snow. When the guards managed
to get what few remained of their charges
to a place of safety they found that of thn
,'171 persons thoy hud started with only IU
survived. Sixty two of thosu who had perished were political prisoners. Among those
lost wero Madame Lastarov, six other women, ami four children,
A Drunken miner Mur-lr-rn  III-. WIT* anil
Sister-in-law,  uml fills n Italic.
A despatch from Albla, la., says:���A
shocking tragedy has just occurred at H he-
man, a mining town near this place. William Fru/.ier was a drunken minor living
with bis wife and babe at Carbondale. A few
days ago, on account of Frazicr's drunken-
uoss, bis wifs, taking her babe, left bim nntl
wont to llilemau to slay with her sister,
Mrs. Smith. Ou Monday evening Frazier
camo to this placo and yesterday morning
he wont to Hitcmiin. He walked into the
Smith house and without a word plunged a
knife into his wife's heart, killing her almost
instantly. Mrs, Smith, hearing tho disturbance in the room, was coming from tbe
kitchen, when Frazier, with tho cry of a
demon, Sprang upon her, driving his knife
to the hilt III her breast. She died iu a few
minutes, Frazier then nearly severed one
leg from the body of the child and cut it
in other places. Frazier was captured two
miles from here and lynched by a mob of
In a letter lo the Weekly Scotsman of
March -I Mr. James Mure Forbes, of Capo
Town, gives some interesting quotations
from Howler's "Kaffir Wars and British
Settlers in South Africa" and Thomson's
-'Comprehensive History of Kngland,"
which describe the spot and tell the story
of the disaster.    Bowler says:
"Cape Point the dreadful 'Cape of
Storms,'is a scene of wild and desolate
grandeur. Tbo African continent property
terminates in a low, sandy beach known as
the'Capo Flats,' which have during long
ages been thrown up by the two contrary
prevailing winds and tides, and stretch out
nto the sea, connecting what was evidently once an island with lhe mainland. This
island is nothing more than a long, narrow
strip of mountainous coast, stretching right
across and beyond the Flats, in form not
unlike a huge pickaxe, the onc arm of
which consisting of the Devil's Peak, Table
Mountain, and Iho Lion's Rump, incloses
Table Bay, while the other arm, stretching
far out into thc sea ami terminating in the
bold, precipitous promontory of Capo Point,
forms the one Bide of lhe wide invitinj,-, but
iangorousJKalsc Bay. Capo Point though not
bhe moBt southerly is generally regarded as
tho extreme end of iho continent. On the '
summit of the outermost crag, overhanging
thesoa, a very tine lighthouse, with very
powerful revolving rciloctors, has been
" Leaning out ol ono of tho windows of
the lantern, tho awed spo^talor gazes
straight down into an abyss of dark rocks
ami tumbling waters, and sees the Hash of
the wings anil hears the screams of the sea
fowl- wheeling in the horrid gloom a thousand feet below. During a strong southeaster the surf breaks and boils antl roars
for a mile out tosoa, ao it dashes wilh mail
fury over the Bellows and othor remarkablo
"Tho Birkenhead, freighted with fiiK)
soldiers on their way to thc Kaffir war,
steamed past Cape Point iu a few hours before she struck on Point Danger. Thc memory of tho fearful ship-wreck, on the 20th
of February, lS.*i2,is still frosb in the minds
of all who treasure deods of daring, courage, and devotion. It is a titling tribute to
thc gallantry of tho British Army to picture
hero tho scene of a brave a battle us was
ever fought, against a worse enemy than
Thomson says: "Thii vessel was conveying detachments from several of our regiments to the Boat of war under Lieut. Col.
Alexander Seton, Seventy-fourth Highlanders, (who had succeeded to the command on tlio death of Col. Fordyce), and
had proceeded on her voyage from Simon's
Bay, when she suddenly struck upon a
sunken rock near the shore, off Point Danger. The shod- was so tremendous that
the iron plates of the ship's bottom gave
way, the cabin was quickly filled with
water, and it was evident lhat in a fow
minutes more the ship would bo engulfed
among the breakers.
" It was yet only 2 o'clock in the morning, with no light but that of the stars ; but
in au instant the deck was crowded witb
the alarmed passengers, and while death
was imminent, only two of the ship's boats
were available for service. To rush into
the boats, at the risk of swamping them,
would have been the impulse of thu selfish ;
to lling themselves into the sea iu lhe hope
of reaching tho shore, but only to sink each
other by their overcrowding antl perish in
the breakers and by thesharks that were on
the alert, would havo been tho headlong attempt even of tho bravest,
" But nothing of the kind in either way
was done, and nover was the power of military disipline, or tho worth of fearless, unflinching courage, or the moral grandeur of
Bolf-sacrificing devotedness more conspicuously displayed than in the moment of terrible trial.
" At the word of Col. Seton tho soldiers
drew up upon thcrecliugand loosening deck,
as if they had been on parade ��� they obeyed
his orders as if they had been executing tbo
usual movements ofthe drill. The brave,
humane henrt of the Colonel was tiroL direct -
il to the safety of those who could least
help themselves���and whose fate would
otherwise have boon certain���tothe women,
ihe children, and tho sick on board, and
they wore carefully conveyed into the boats,
which, in tho first instance, were given up
for lli3ir special benefit ; and Iiy this arrangement all the helpless were Saved without a single exception. And now only were
the s'-rong and vigorous to look to their own
safety, after they had so nobly discharged
their duty to other*, and while several betook themsolvos to swimming, or committed themselves lo a piece of floating timber,
tbo vessel parted amidships and went down
with the greater part of tho officers and
soldiers, with whom solf-prescivatiou had
been only thc latest subject of anxiety.
"In thi* fatal catastrophe 857 otli.-ors
and soldiers und lit) seamen perished, whilo
nearly 200 lives were saved, and this, too,
iu a crisis where,but for these arrangements
and the fidelity with which they wero executed, nearly all might have been lost.
Ibeso soldiers also, be it observed, wero
not veterans, but for the most part young
recruits who bad never been under lire, ami
yet they calmly stood in a breach moro
dismaying than Badajoz or San Sebastian
ami saw tbe boats, their last hope of safety,
depart from them without a murmur."
A mural tablet was erected by Government at Chelsea Hospital bearing tbe following inscription i " This monument is
erected by command of her Majesty Queen
Victoria to record the heroic constancy and
unbroken discipline shown by Lieut. Col.
Seton, Seventy-fourth Highlanders, and
the Irnops embarked under Ids command on
board the Birkenhead, when that vessel
was wrecked off the Cape of Good Hopo ou
tho 20th Fobruaiy, 1852, and to preserve
lhe memory of tho officers, iinn-coininissioii-
ed officers, and men who perished on lhat
Bridget's Kolmff-
A lady hail been ill and tinder (radical
treatment for a long time. As she grew no
better all the while, she became distrustful
of her physician's skill and did not wish to
see him, and yet was not bold enough lo tell
hi mi so, Sho commuuieiilcd her stale of
mind to her maid.
" Lave 'Im to mo, mum, lave 'im to me':"
said the girl.
Iiy and by the doctor came to the door
and Bridget OpCnod it about an inch,
"Sorry, sir," said she, "but ye can't
como in tho day, iloetbor I"
" Can't come in \ How's that!"
The misthress do bo too ill for  to seo
yo tbe day, sir!"
The Science of it-
Arnth, thin, Pat, do yez rally think the
worr-rld is as round as that?"
Av coorse I  do."
Thin phwat 1  can't net t'rough  my
shkull is, pliwby the folks ou the outlier
soldo don't fall into shpacc t"
" Vez make me toirod !"
" Woll, but phwiiy is it, I ax   yez';"
"God  has given them common   sense,
man aloive, an' they simply howld on l"
Electric Weaving-
A story is going the rounds of a wonderful
elecliic loom which will weave the coarsest
carpet or finest linen. It makes no muse in
operating, as each shuttle ami moying part
works independently. The present power
looms run I 10 to ISO picks pOr ininule, but
Ibiscontrivuiicc easily picks EtfiOtoSOO a minute. Altogether il Is very wonderful, but
no details of its construction or data of
practical tosuof Its workings have yol been
made public.
Madge���" Do you prefer blonde men''"
Beatrice-" No; I prefer o'd gold���very
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WHfJnesday, April 26,1893
Peril of Life.
It is generally known by everybody in
litis community thai ilic long briclye between Courtenay and Comox has been
pronounced roiicn and unsafe. Not only
lhat but llie committee that made the ex.
animation and rendered ibis verdict possess the confidence of our citizens. The
taps upon the piles were funnel rotten and
I he corbels above tbe caps were in a like
condition, so much so that one ofthe com
inittce in testing them ran his crowbar
down through both into a pile. Of course
the piles have nothing to prevent them
piercing through the plank where the
travel is, and when this takes place a
collapse will inevetably follow. This may
not lake place for some time or it may occur within the next 24 hours. A little examination surhced to reveal thc fact lhat
there daily passes over thc bridge on an
average from 25 to 40 vehicles, carrying
from 50 100 persons. It is the main
highway in Ihc district and so essential
that in spite of tiie danger it will contin.
uc to be used; and by its continued use
we become callous lo the threatening per-
,1. As men will not hesitate to work ill
a ponder mill provided that wages are a
little higher than can be obtained elsewhere, so the heedless public will continue to pass over the bridge, notwithstanding they admit it is unsafe, because not
to do so would subject Ihem 10 great inconvenience and they think that having
stood so long it will probably stand
a little longer. And in addition lo all this
to cease its use would be 10 tic up the
main artery of the district system and
paralyze business. And so with wilfully
closed eyes we move on toward a great
tragedy which will surely happen. What
is to be done? We have petitioned for
a new bridge or nn embankment as might
be thought best, and ihis petition we arc
assured was formally presented by our
member, Mr. Hunter, tothe Ch.ef Commissioner of Lands and Works with a
strong recomendation lhat lhe prayer be
granted. No attention being paid to thai
a public meeting was held and five of our
leading citizens appointed to examine thc
bridge and ascertain its condition- That
service lias been performed and tile result
reported to our member, and presumably
by him to the Government. There is little now,if anything, for us to do. Each one
must judge for himself and family whether he can afford to take the risk nf passing over the "Kings highway". The responsibility for allowing this condition of
affairs to continue is wilh the government
It is an emergency which requires its
prompt action. No argument or color,
ing could add to thc force of the plain
simple statement of facts. They ap.
peal with terrible earnestness to the authorises, and with them the question of
whether to do and what to do.is left.
Political Trickery.
It must be said lhat Mr. F.C.Colton lhe
leader of the Independents acted very
foolishly in his speech in opposition to
the extension of time to ihe Canada Western. It is a shabby trick 10 pretend to
read from a document which you dare
not show and 10 indulge in insinuations
where you dare nol make any direct
charge because cf lhe total lack of proof.
We shall have tn take back lhe good
words wc said of him in a late issue, and
we do so with regret. We think on the
otherhand lhat the Premier went a little
loo far in his reply, although the occasion
justified strong language. Hut it is better lo strike straight from thc shoulder
and call a man a "cur" than 10 indulge in
the stupid trick of which Mr. Ccitlcn was
guilty. We arc surprised, also, that so
astute apulitican as Mr. Davie is admitted to be should have fallen into tbe error of speaking of Collon as'liaklhcadcil"
It is bad policy to refer to an opponent's
strongest point and most distinguished
Our Exhibit.
Canada iias been given 100,000 square
foet of space at the World's Fair, and will
have n magnificent exhibit. In the agricultural department there will be almost
every product that a rich agricultural
country can produce. The display of mineral wealth will be gratifyingly large. In
cotton, wnllcn ,t weed, brass, copper, leather and wood, we will be well represented.
The slock of fruits whicli have been forwarded we may well be proud of. Coming to Cimox District, wc shall be rcpie-
senled, it is supposed, solely by our wood
and mineral. With the finest specimens
of coal, coke, cedar, maple, etc., we shall
perhaps attract quite as much attraction
Mi the pumpkin and squash sections.
A Curlou** Buperatltlon Thai Hu Man--*
llnHi'vi-m Everywhere���PvpuUr Bfyth-
qIol'J of fcii-flHii-l -The Seal at Solomon
���4)tlter Supert-tUlonr*.
The custom of nailing a horseshoe
over the door of a house or other build-
in--; as a protection against evil apirita
and ns assurance of good luck is widely
spread over England and the United
Status. It bIbo lingers among all the
Teutonic and Scandinavian races, nnd
flourishes annce in Hindostan. The
horseshoe unites within itself three
lucky elements! It is crescent-shaped,
is a portion of a horde and is mado of
iron. Popular superstition has long endowed iron willi protecting powers.
Such powers attacltod in some degree to
most metals, but since, in most countries, iron has been the metal latest
Worked- it nntnrally inherited tho virtues of others. The Romans drove nails
into tho walls of cottngos as an imti-Inte
to tlio plague, When Arabs in the desert woro overtake!- by a simoon thoy
seek to propitiate iJa .linns who have
raised H by crying "IronI iron!" The
Scandinavian exorcism the Neckan, or
Rivor spirit, with an opon luiifo in the
bottom of Inn boat, or a nail set in a
rend, singing:
Neekau, Nickan, nail in water.
Tlio Virgin Mary caste tli steel in
Do you Hink. I flit.
Celtic, Finnish aud Welsh superstl-
tlotiM rigrCQ that iron ia a guard again*-*
witchcraft It hits always huen hold n
good omen to find old iron, and, as
horseshoes nro the readiest form in whicli
old iron cuiilrl be found, it is naturally
tbo form to which the remnant of super-
Dtion has longest clung.
Horses, in the popular mythology of
England, wore looked upon as luck-
;jringors, In Yorkshire it is still thought
,!i it disease may bo cured by burying a
horse alive. A horse's hoof placed under
tin invalid's bed ia a Bpecific for many
complaints in rural districts. In Ireland. Camden Bttys, "When u horse dies
In.; feet and legs nro hung up in the
house, and even the hoofs are sacred."
On account of its form, there is no
doubt that tho qualities anciently ascribed to the crescent havo been transferred to the horseshoe. The crescent,
like the horseshoe, is semicircular iu
Bhape, nnd ends in two points. From
the earliest antiquity ornaments shaped
in this way have been popular an representatives against danger, and especially
against evil spirits, Huuibvaa embalms
this ancient superstition in the couplet:
('Im.-,-) evil spirits Rwny by dint
(U -tickle, Iiur-i-slio-: ami hut low flint.
And Merrick in his "Hesparides," sava:
llmi!-- uu hiMikti und -jliu'ir-i Iubl'iii-o
HoiiCU tlit- lias Unit rid en i in mtiiU
All these havo the curved or forked
shape, terminating in two points. The
seal of Solomon, iufeliuitously styled the
pentacle, was supposed to have great
power, it consisted of two triangles, presenting six forks. In Italy and Spain
tho evil eye is averted by extending the
forefinger and little linger forward like
a pair of horns, the two middle fingers
being bent down under the thumb.
The Chinese havo their tombs built in
a somicirculav form like a horseshoe, and
the Moors are also wont to use that form
in their architecture. The fact that tho
nimbus, or hale, which in old pictures
surrounds the heads of saints and angles
bears a rude resemblance to a horseshoe
is no doubt ono of the accidental coincidence's that have strengthened this popular superstition.
This belief attained its greatest diffusion nt the end of the ln��t century and
the beginning of this. Aubrey, In his
"Miscellanies." tells us that in his timo
most oF the houses in the We.it End of
Loudon had a horseshoe nailed over the
threshold. In 1HCI Sir Henry Ellis
counted seventeen horseshoes in Monmouth street, but iu 1841 only five or
six remained. Lord Nelson nailed a
horseshoe to the Victory, and "Lucky
Dr. James" attributed tne success of his
fever powders to the finding of a horseshoe, which symbol ho adopted an a
crest fur his carriage.
I.nl,or siu inj; llnlshif*; Mjii'iiiiit-r*-.
Tho ideal loaf -luponds on the perfection of the leavening process. Baking
fixes the air cells and the quicker that is
accomplished thy hotter. If dough is
placed in the oven before it is sullicient
ly "proofed," the bread will bo close-
grained or heavy. If tho temperature
of the oven is too low, then soggy broad
results; if overheated the crust will form
too quickly becoming hard, thua preventing the escape of water. Tho result is
an "underbaked" loaf. The right temperature and medium-sized loaves result
In nuch a penetration of tho heat through
the loaves as to delay the baking of the
crust until the necessary changes have
been made. To test the oven, throw on
its lloor a tablespoonful of fresh Hour.
If it tukcB fire or burns black quickly
tlm oven is overheated and must be allowed to cool. If tho flour remains
white after a few seconds the tompera-
turo is too low. If the oven Ib right the
flour will turn a blackish or brownish
yellow and look slightly scorched.
In the large cities there aro immense
bakeries where machinery and reel
ovens are employed in bread making.
This reduces the cost to the consumers,
who will ero long be able to buy. if
they are not already, bread as cheap ns
they can make it at home, taking fuel
and labor and less from bad bakers of
bread in to account. In the large bakeries t lie dough is mixed in huge oval
tubs of oak which hold fivo barrels or
1*000 pounds of flour made into dough,
which is worketl by machinery. The
too is elevated on a platform so ns to
permit tho working of revolving steel
blades. Three men are thus enabled to
work up in one day without touch of
hand 180 barrels of flour, which if done
in the ordinary or old method by hand
would require the services of thirty
men. A huge lump of twenty-four
pounds of dough is cut by machine in a
few seconds into twelve loves. Economy
of material, better bread and low coat
are tho results of these mechanical im-
urovetneiits.��� F. N. Barrett in Food.
Preacher nntl Pugilist Contrasted,
There has been so much moralizing on
the sharp contrast between tho victorious pugilist who wins $50,000 on a single
"battle" und the country minister who
toils a year for biB$500 salary, that there
is danger of forgetting the fact that tho
bruiser rarely retains any of his iii gotten
booty. "Easy como easy goes seldom
lias abetter illustration," Hays the Boston Journal, "John Morrissey, who was
one* worth half u million, died without
a cent and heavily in debt. Heenan,
who fought with Sayres in the moss
famous match the world over saw. like
Morrissey turned gambler, and for a
brief while rode on the top wave of fortune, hut succumbed to consumption,
alone and penniless out West somewhere, a few months after his wife had
been buried in tho Potter's field. Sayres,
his old foe, once tho idol of England,
Iierished in miserable poverty in the
jondoti slums, and Billy Perry, the
"Tip, ton Slasher," ended his days in a
poor-house." We really can not see why
these facts should make the five-hundred dollar clergyman feel any easier.
The "bruisers" had the money, hnd the
chances to lay-up something for old agi��;
the clergyman has neither money nut
I'll ""  1   ""
-    AND    ���
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Hoises srd   Rigs for Hire at
All  Times
* f   I   I ���*,-   II   I l\l *
iM m
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed i'ine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
Ml WM BTAIJlffll!
0 u
o Norman   McLeod u
0 u
0    The   justly    celebrated ��
0 . o
0  Clydesdale,     will    travel o
0 through  the District  this ��
0 h 0
0 season. 0
'* R. Grant & L. Mounce, j>
0 Props. Union, B. Co
'.lio   Er
y, Comox, E.
-,g ar.J  Rep
a;l kinds
je Wo
k and Mors
i spec:-'.i!y
Nanaimo .Saw  Mill
-   and   ���
Bash ant.: Door Factory
A Hiul-Ki, Phi" .Mil! -St.,  ~0 llox Iii. Tol, 1-H
Niin.-iinn ll C.
A compete stock ofKou.-hnnd Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also-.Shingles,
L;itlis, Pickets, Doors \\ indows and
lilinds, Moulding, Scroll tawing, Turning
and all kind-* of wood finiilitng hi nisheel
Cedar,     Wlii.o   Pin-,     Kuth-o.d.
All orcl- r-i accompanied   ittaCASH nrompt
ly and carefully attended in.
Steamer l&iell
Harbor and outside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and  Retail  Dealer    in
%$' Largest Estiib*'s'iment of its kind.
21-24 Cordova St.      Vancouver,    U. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
Courtenay B. C,
Fraser iThomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
tiie Hay.
Also <io a general
Teaming Business
Orders ma) b.' left at lhe Courtenay
H itel, or this office,
Dr W J Curry
Green's Mock���near I'ost Office���Nanaimo, Any number nf teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's   Block.
Nanaimo, B. C.
We have received our new Miliinery and are very busy   filling orders
for spring Hats and Bonnets,   Como down  and aee us at once
���*-***-,      DRESS   GOODS      4&
We havo surpassed anything ever attempted before   in thia   line,  and
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Kanaimo B, C.
Make It a Point 5 Know
For lhe list thirty years liavin�� handled Silver Ware, mnmifaetured hy the
CeM.rnted linns of Hied and llurioil���Kodgern 1817 -mid Mi-ridrii llritnmiin,
1 know tliein to lie A I.    fcji. 111 Jewelry, Clocks, Watches, and   S|ll-0 ncles,
I Siiow tli" Largest Sto.-k ii, the city, AT HARD TIMES   PRICES.
Speeal attention given to it-puring In AU. Ur.nches of the Trade.
&JSl. Orders Iiy mail will liavj prompt atteniioli. JF%
M. E. Counter,
Orescent Jewelry Store.        Nanaimo B. 0.
Vancouver Furnitures Warehouse,
R-tnMlHht'd 1873-
���       .\lsn Dealer In       ���
Nanaimo b.c.   *.*������
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
���gaBtun 6t**eot      ���    Nanaimo B. 0
M tnnfitcturcs   the   finest   cignrcs,
employ iny none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR  ARTI
c:i,i: fur the same mouey?
Raper Raper h Oo.
Book 3t*li era,     Stationers,
General   News   Ag;e-at3.
Nunaimo. 11. C,
Nanaimo iacMie woek
Robavt J, Weubarii'
Kracer Street
[Star Bastion Sfrset BrMffi
Nanaimo' 3. C.
All Kinds of Miichlncry made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery        *
*      Ladncrs Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Pearlies
Ornamental trees fur lawns and grass
plots. Small fruits, shrubs and evergreens of every variety.
M, E. Gilchrist,
C. B.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Pun* Drugs Chum teals and  Ptitont
Ph v-Icnns   PnwolptiouB und nil onion- Riled
with cart! and dlHimtch. I*. O. box 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
--*-     Red House     -"-
DAt-r-n-ercial St.     =   Nanaimo. B. O.
Dealer in Gener.il Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
X feaimo Steam i
IJa-iton St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrngc Building, etc.
Wagons nnd Farming Implements
made.aud repaired, Miners'Auger Drill-
������iny Machines mode to order on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Hox 598, No 208 Ablrol St. Vancouver.
Eureka   Bottling Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
Dottier of Different Brands of Lager Peer Steam Peer and Porter
Au,cnt for Union Prewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
l.D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery, and Notions of all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C,
I Hive some spleiwied lots
for sale, both business and re
Now is the time to buy to
adv-:tntaije before tbe Canadi
Wcslii/i! Raft-way reaches here.
With tiie advent of the railway, in addition .to the other
conceded advantages of the
place, prices must rule very
This town is Jocatcd in the
midst of die largest agricultur.il
setdement cm Vancouver Island. It k witllin six mik-s of
Union Mines affording the farmers of the v.aJiey the very
best home market, and is situated ou tbe only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are an important
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore 'large mimeral, agricultural,
ami timber recourees. It may
also be added that uo section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and, our
hotels of the best.
For particujare  address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
t  Office at thc bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms..
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly..
Urpliart Bros. Proprs. Comox B.0,


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