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The Weekly News Apr 19, 1893

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Array 40
$2.00 PER YEAR
courTenay, b. c.
A Large Stock of Boots and Shoes of Cochrare and Cass-
ell's Celebrated make just opened at McKim's Store, every
pair   warranted lo give Satisfaction.    Prices moderate.
Just opened by Mrs. McKim at her Residence near the Courtenay Mouse au 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
Agent Dominion  Pianos and Organs.    Giant aid Judson
Powder   Co.     B. C. Potter  and  Terra  Cotta   Works
carlo id of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flourjust to hand.
\V. J. Young.
P. F, Scharsuhmldt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
    A   Full   Line of Everything  	
Grant antl McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
I have for s lie some Splended   Lots and   Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canad i Western will run its track
Directly Through Tlm Properly
in passing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. Figures low and
terms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest at
pr< sent, and once neglected  NEVER   RETURNS
Oltice at Courtenay. Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
to  buy
Agricultural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery,  Min
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster.Cordaga and Cement
Victoria, B C
P O Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondent:!] solicited.
Dr. W. J. Young
Physician Sf Surgeon
Couuenay l'hannacy
Chas R Hardy &. Co
Ami (financial Broker
Notary Public, Conveyancer,
Nanaimo, B, 0.
Courtenay  B.   G.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, P rops.
Just received from lhe East
Dress goods, Prints, Mourning Prints,
Men's fancy and smut top Shirts, etc.
Also an extensive variety of Hinges,
Locks, and General Hardware, No trouble tu show goods,
"J3**1 To Let:���The claim below the
Duncan   Bros.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmitliing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
cojveos:, bo.
Flour A Feed Dry Goodi
Farm Produce Boots & Shoes
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Orockory & Glassware Faint & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicine ���
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. tat, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox,
Trent ate plentiful in lhe river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected with  the hotel  is
kept well supplied   with  the best wines
ind  liquors.   Stage  connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
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Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
and rruight muy offer
e r ye Victoria, Tuesday* 5 a. m
"   Nanaimo for Coniox, Wodncuduy, 7 ft. m
"  Comox for Valdca* Island, evoj* alternate
Thura-lay 7 a.m,(Ramming samo day. |
Leave Uuinox for Nanuimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.
'      Nanuimo for Victoria,   SnUirdvy, 7 u.in
For freight or state  rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Stoic street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1302. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Ralurn Tlukoti will i><- i-wtio-i between all
points (or a fare and n quarter, KOod for re*
Mit-ii nm luii'i' tli'iti Moniin**,
Holurn Tickets for one nnd 11 hnlf ordinary
fnro muy Im I'UI'utnuad dully Lo nil ->->hitj,
gdo<l for bovpii diiyi, Inuludlng day otls-mo.
No llolurn Tickum l-t-iiiud for a furu and a
qutrior wlioro thu bIiikIo faro in twoiilj-IIre
001) to.
Through raloa tiuiwecti Victoria and Coniox,
l-ruildt-rt. Utm'l Kupt,
.    U.K. PRIOR,
Oon. Freight and PnaHon-jer Aj-t.
Society     Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings ,117.30 p. in, in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Halliday
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R.
Courtenay B, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
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 attend.
John Hiird,
K. R.S.
CO*crSTE"N"A"2"T "B.C.
ff)be leading hotel in Oomoz district.
"���"New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing closo
to town. Tourists Can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R, Graham, Propr.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.   0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
For Sa!e
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
9 Horses, 100 Sheep, and 90 Cows
together with
2 Slowing H!'-*h;iies, 1 -Steel Roller
1 Reaping Machine, 1 Seed Sowar,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Tide deeds can be seen in my possession.
Adam IcKelvej
Union Steamship Co. B.O.Ltd.
HEAD OFFICE and Wharf, Vnnt.-ouvor.ac.
Vatioouveorand Vanatmo���88. Cutch leaves
(- P. H, Whurf daily tit 1:00 p, m. raturnti>e
from Nimaiiuout 7tt. ith  Largo at (,'omuany?
whurf until mnm.
Vnnciinvoi* nn-l Comox-SR. Comox loavei
Coltipntiyn wlmrf ov��ry Monday nt 8. a in.
for (Joiinix district, ruluriunu on Tuesday.
Vanoouvor nnd NorLhern I*ogKliig Oatnm
nnd .Si-ni'iiuinlH ��� S S. Comox iouvcd tho
t'omtianyu wlmrf cvi-ry W'ednondayatlia. in.
for Uitiaon'ti hin'dm^.-Sei-iihuli., U'olcoinu 1'hhb
i.iind, I'l'i-t-jn. Itnadiilaiid and returning tho
biiintt roiito..niiil to fort Nov.lie und woyttorta
fvoryiitternatu week
Sfl.Sti'ariiiTs nnd Hcowfi nlwfiyci nvriiliililc for
Kxcnrsii.ns.'rowiii-.', Freighting Hnslncsa. I> ni
i.:o Storagu Aeciimndniion on i'o'h whnri.
I'tirtii'iiliim on Applicntion to this ollico,
WM. WEBBSTEIt,    Mmag-r'
Tolojihono 01 V, O. Hox 217
All pprsoiia driving over thi-wlmrf
or l-ridgr-a in Coniox diutrict ftHtrr
than a walk, will bu prosecuted accord.
ing to law.
S. Or-foh
Gov. Agent.
The Chance of a life lime will
occur on
Thursday, April 20th
At S p. iii., at K. of P. Hall, when a
Certain and Positive Exposure of
the Secrets and workings of all orders,
especially Masons, Knights of Pythias,
and Odd Fellows will be given hy the
members ofthe Courtenay Athletic Club,
giving to all \VJVE8,SlSTKRS,and SWEETHEARTS ofthe members of the above
named orders, the one and only op-
portunityof witnessing the Frivolous
manner in which their friends carry on.
and all this for the small sum of fifty
This Exposure is given in 3 degrees.viz;
Positive, Comparative, Superlative
Dram. per.   High, Low, lack, Game,
A. M., P. M,. P.R.C.- P. D.   C, 2R.A.
T. .S.
Candidate���Mr. Ammi Smith
By ordsr of H.I,OH.
(Signed) 0. O. D.
Dominion Election
To the Electors of Vancouver
Island   District.
Having been requested by a large
number of Electors to allow my name
to be plared in nomination as a Candidate for the Mouse of Commons in the
Liberal-Conservative interests, I respectfully announce myself as a Candidate for
the favor of your support at thc coin"
ing election.
1 will make a personal canvas where
ever possible and further explain my o"
pinions politically,
Your obedient Servant,
Andrew Haslam.
Wharf Gleanings.
Comox, April 17.���The ss. Joan arrived
in gud tiire. Consignees: McPhee &
Moore, j. R Holmes, J. McKim, Ceo.
Howe and Ceo. Lelghton. Walter McFarland and Tom. Nelson returned from
below. A party to survey the railwav
lands north of Oyster river was on board
rciiiM'tirigof H. Harnett, chief engineer,
F. Woolaster, J. Boat, C. k'rindel, A. Kin?
nnd six others. She also brought up a
large new plant for the Union Mines,
which looks more promising. On her
way down Friday ihe Joan brought three
Indians from Valdes Island in charge of
special police. One of these she took
down with her to NanUmo, lie having
been ccm up for six months by R. H.
Pideock, J. P. and Indian Agent, for violation ofthe whisky law. The other two
Indians were Ir-ft at ihe Bay in charge of
Provincial Officer Anderson to await trial
upon the charge of house breaking before
Mr. G. F. Drabble. T.P. Your readers
will remember reading an account in
The1 Nkws ofthe cabin of flalarno being
broken into and rifled of its contents. It
is claimed that these Indians were the offenders.
Last week the somewhat unusual spectacle of a Rainbow appearing in the Bay
in the form ofa steamer wns twice witnessed. The first tin-iP shebroughl down
from Rednnda Island iron mines Mr. D.
Jnnes,who appeared to think that life was
not worth livinj-.and at Port Neville jumped overboard. The steamer held up and
one ofthe crew���Hans Nelson���jumped
in nnd rescued him.for which act of heroism he will probably get no thanks. Friday the Rainbow again appeared having
as passengers P. Rvan and W. Rennisnn
and some tree*- and plan.s from the Mainland Nurserv, Ladncrs Landing, forM.R.
Gilchrist of Courtenay.
The Coquit'am came in last week in
place of the SS. Comox with a heary car-
!*o, having for consignees, McPhie and
Moore, J. B. Holmes, J, McKim, and
The SS. Estcll owned by Mayor Haslam of Nanaimo mmc up last Thursday
at half past 9 o'clock a. m. and look down
in th". afternoon the near relatives of the
late Robert Duncan whose fimeril to.ik
place at thc residence of his daughter,Mrs
The Provincial piWlriveris at work repairing the wharf,and thc work is in charge
of J. Hawkins of Nob Hill. The plank
being used is furnished byUrquhart Bros.
K. Holiday, H, Kirby and Smith left
ihe latter part of last week for the norih
on a prospecting trip. They expect to be
away about two months.
Joe. Stewart of Oyster Hay was down
for supplies, and looks as hesrtv as ever.
He reports the loss of two of his cows,
and one of Jas Mclvers'. They were
found dead with bullet holes in them.Had
the miscreants who were guilty of this
miserable business been caught ir the act
there would have doubtless been ether
deaths to report.
Miss Shaw left forher home in Nanaimo last week, and it is hoped that she will
carry with her pleasant recollections of
her sojourn here. It was noticed that
there was some very effect ion ate handshaking when the last whistle of the Joan
blew. She was accompanied by Miss
Ellen McDonald ofthe Elk.
The Ryan Bros, who went north Saturday on thc Rainhow will run a logging
camp for the Hastings Mill Co.,at Bickly
Hay. 7
Mr. W. Sharp will soon move into his
new house which has just been completed on Nob Hill. He is planting out about
about 500 trees this spring, and others
living there are doing something in that
line, and soon Nob Hill will be a little
The Westwood hotel project, it is said,
will soon be put in force, and that this
summer will see it lake form. The sight
is ft (ine one, and ihc new building will be
quite an improvement at the Bay.
Mr. Sid Rabson is putting up a large
frame house on the Whealing estate,
When it is finished, it -9 to be hoped that
he will have a house warming nnd give
the boys an opportunity to trip thc light
fantastic toe.
Mr. Kd. Chivet, a stranger has taken up
a ranch, I hear-on Valdes Island close to
Jack Smith's. Mc will take up his outfit
Iiy the next boat and by the look of it he
is going to stay.
The Knights of Phythtaa are going to
make important impnivemenisinsidc their
hall, and it will be fitted up in good style
They arc increasing numbers very fast
antl have initiation work every session.
It is a good order and we are glad to hear
of its success.
Croquet is going to be a leading game
this reason. The young fellows are all
supplying themselves with a new set. It
is a ladies game and furnishes the best
opportunity for love's conquests, but a
rule should be adopted and rigidly enforced against "mashing".
Blue Mud.
The Coquitlam came in Monday evening
(I7th)abtuit g o'clock in place ofthe Co-
mux, with general merchandise for McPhee & Moore, tinware for J. P. Holmes,
general merchandise for J. McKim, and
Duncan Pros, seeds for C.C. Westwood,
beef for Ceo. Howe, a horse for Harngan
and some goods for J. W. McKenzie, and
on the sameday two Indians who came
down on the Joan last Thursday were up
for a hearing before justices Drabble and
McKenzie and were remanded to the Nanaimo assizes.
Union Flashes
Kverythingappears calm on the surface
but the combatants in the milk war are
by no means idle. Just what the next
move will be it is hard to say, Mr. Math*
ewson is certainly preparing for an advance. His purchase of a lot in the
new lownsite has reference to a strategic
movement. At the present time Harngan has thc belter position. From his
lanch (thanks to the kindness ofthe Government in giving him a road) he can
uuickly bring up his milk supplies, and
during warm weather is expected to visit
his customers twice a day. Mathcwson,
it is said, proposes to take his cows right
to town, nnd we suppose will open a milk
depot so that anyone can be accommodated at any hour. His cows will feed
on the succulent grasses that grow in
the mountain gorge, and lap ihe icy glaciers, and give the results in the form of
milk shakes and ice cream. Crawford
is satisfied that the milk which his cows
produce will win favor if properly delivered. He has accordingly engaged thc
services of th*? best looking antl most fac-
Inating driver to be found in this section.
He smiles his way into the affections of
the people, and they take milk from hi in
because his goad nature and pleasant address is irrisistable. Wc shall watch with
interest to see how Crawford's opponents
will manage to overcome this new danger. New developements are liable to
occur anv day and it would not be safe to
bet your money on cither party just at
With reference to last weeks article nn
the milk war which was thc first chapter
in its histbry,iinpartial truth requires us to
state that Harrigan's horse did not balk
on that occasion, but on the contrary be-
h'tved admirably, especially considering
it was the first time it had ever been
under fire. Thc shafts were simply broken by a shot of the enemy, which at the
same time ditched the cart. If when
your war correspondent appeared on the
scene, the horse was trying to pull the
cart out, and a wrong conclusion drawn,
we gladly correct it that equine justice
mav be done.
Mr. Conway, foreman ofthe telegraph
line is on the way up from Wellington re
pairing the linc,and the Colliery Company
lias made arrangements with the Government to run the line for the present as
far as Union. It will be open however
for the use ofthe public.
The reading room will be formally 0-
pened about the first of May. The tables are all ready, the lamps hung and
everything is or is being arranged so as
to be as omplete as possible.
Dunsmuir avenue has been extended
out to 3rd st., which will run in a direct
line to Courtenay road. Second street to
the hospital is also being built, the hospital being completed.
The San Meteo left Thursday for San
Pedro with 4,200 ton and the Walla Walla is next for about 1,000 tons bringing
up an excurson party of Californians to
visit the coast.
Mrs. J. B. Ciddings has been at the
Ju )Uce Hospital for about a fortnight and
will have to undergo a surgical operation
but in ihc skillful hands of Dr. Davie she
has little to fear. Mr. Giddings went down
Dr. Lawrence has just received word
from the east that his wife's father is seriously ill and tins will likely delay the arrival of liis family for a few weeks.
J. H. Sullivan has opened a carriage
painting and repair shop in the building
next west of I.eiscr's store. He came
from Victoria and although here but a
short time has secured considerable work
which speaks his worth.
Mr. Parks has opened a shoeinaking
and harness shop a little we-t ofthe Com
pany's office al No 12 Dunsmuir ave. He
came from Nanaimo, has a fair slock of
leather.   Give him a call.
It will be lhe regular pay day next Saturday, and thft miners arc not likely to
forget it,
Wm. Anthony's little child died on the
14th inst. It was only todays old and
was buried on the ijih.
Rev. Mr. Robson will preach at this
place next Sunday, morning and evening
Grant & McGregor are building directly opposite McKim's new store a furniture
sioreand public hall. The building is
already under roof and is 26 by 65ft. The
lirst story will be used for furniture while
the second will be devoted to the hall.
T. D. McLcanhas received a Consignment of Rocky Mountain novelties,
clocks, jewelcry and notions.
McKim's new store is not yet complete,
but it is so far along that thc goods will
be unpacked to day (Wednesday) and on
Saturday the sales will begin. It is bet
ter for a place that there should be at
least two stores in it, and no doubt thc
people will sec that this receives its proper
share of custom.
Deserved Compliment.
At the last speclfl meeting of Hirnm
Lodge No. 14 al Courtenay a very Inter
estm-* featuie was ihc presentation to
Past Master G. W. Chiton ofa beautiful
Pact Masters Jewel, It wns of pure gold
set with a diamond in the centre ol a
star with square and compass pendent.
It contained the following inscription
neatly engraved upon ii: Presented to
Worshipful Bro..G, W. Clinton, by thc
officers and brethren of Hirnm Lodge N*.
14. A. F. & A, M. B. C. R. for services
rendered 1892 Bro. Alex. Gr-int in behalf uf the brethren ofthe lodge made the
presentation, accompanying it with a few
graceful and complimentary remarks.
1 his was felicitously replied to by the recipient, who all felt was worthy of thc
honor. Thc evening passed most pleas,
antly, and will long occupy a nich in the
memory of those present,
Grand Bazaar.
The Ladles Aid Society of thc Presbyterian Church, Sandwkk, intend holding
a grand bazaar in the afternoon and evening ot Tuesday, 25th inst. There will
be a great display of useful,fancy and ornamental articles suitable as presents to
young ladies. No young gentleman can
afford to lose I Iii s rare opportunity 0fgr.1t
ifying his lady love.
Refreshments 25 cents, from 5 p. m.
Admission free. You will be sorry if you
fail to attend.
Cubb's Cough Cure is leading in the
cities as the safest, surest, and speediest
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Whooping
Cough and kindrtd ailments.
Local Brevities
What's new? Cubb,s Cough Cure is
new, effectual and speedy.
Thc session of the legislature was
brought loa close last week.
For SALE.���Pure Brown Leghorn hena
also eggs for hatching. Price $1.50 per
setting of 13. Apply io Mrs.David Pickles, Denman Island.
Canada is sending to the World's Fair
the biggest cheese un record, one weighing 11 tons.
It is understood the Dunsmuir interest
have seemed control of the proposed
Victoria andSaanith Railroad which it is
proposed to run as a part of thc Nanaimo line.
Wanti.ii.��� A second hand cooking
stove in good condition, and having a
lar^c fire box for wood. Enquire at the
NEWS office, Courtenay.
McPhee & Moore are enterprising mer
chants.   They keep Cubb's Cough Cure
For SALE.-��� One horse wagon,
bolster springs, wiih seat and box. Enquire of D. Stewart or this office.
One fool from New Westminster and
a few hundred at Vancouver stood up at
the secession meeting at Market Hall in
the latter city on Saturday night and allowed themselves to be counted. The
pity of it was to see a couple of ministers
as I'gure heads to give a sort of religious
veneering tothe conspiracy.
Comerford, of Morgan & Comerford.
the popular Nanaimo tailors is expected
up on the steamer to day. Nuw U your
chance for*spring suits.
Permission to use the school house in
the village of Courtenay for meetings
other than those relating to school matters will nol hereafter be given except
upon tbe payment to one of lhe schools
trustees of the sum of $2.50.
By order of thc Trustees,
John Piercy, Secretary
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 nnd half acre lots
prairie land of best quality, situated on
the Tsolum River and within a mile aad
a half of Courtenay. Railway survey close
tc it. Splendid I shing and hunting near
by. Apply at this office or toW.E.lIarin
ston on the premises for price and terms.
At Rest
Mr. Robert Duncan died at Nanaimo
last Thursday at 5 p. in., and in accot-
dance with his expressed desire, buried
in the cemetery at that place where a
brother is interred. He was at the time of
his decease 63 years of age and had been
in failing health for some months. He
had been taken to Nanaimo for medical
treatment, and had the companionship to
the last of his faithful wife. His son
William came up on Wednesday's steam
cr and it could not then have been supposed he was so near his end. The sad
news of his death was brought here
Friday forenoon by Capt. Smith ofSS.
Estelle which took down in the afternoon
the immediate relatives thus enabling
them to attend the funeral.
NOTE.��� Mr. Robert Duncan came fo
Comox in 1883 from the Shet-and Islands
accompanied by his family and sons, except Eric who had been here then five or
six years. He was an estimable citizen,
enjoying the respect of all who knew him;
and his dealh adds another to the list
who have passed from our midst during
the last few months.
Hornby Happenings.
April 11.��� Thc ranchers here are busy
now plowing,seeding,trimming fruit trees,
etc. The plumb and peach trees are in
beautiful bloom, the air is filled with the
perfume of wild flowers, the welkin rings
with the chorus of frogs and the incessant
wiioot cry ofthe mail blue grouse on hill
and dale, are all unmistakable signs lhat
spring has come. A visit to lhe island
now would convince the most skeptical
that Hornby Island stands second to no
other place in the Province for earliness,
and almost incomparable climate.
The political pot is already boiling, and
Ihc following conversation illustrates the
drift of sentiment here. Who do you
think ought lo be the successor ofthe laie
Mr. Gordon to represent us at Ottawa?
Ans. Mr. Ilunicr. Why? Ans. Hecause
he is a man of his word. He has done
immense good for the d'*stricl. Besides
his long residence in the Province makes
him bener posted in the needs ofthe people,��� Now who do you think ought to rep
resent us in thc local house? Ans. Mr.
lames Dunsmuir, Why? Ans. Because
he has lotsof friends and Influence, and
his interests arc everyway Identical with
At Robson Lodge, I.O.G.T., Denman
Island ihcniembeisare having vcrvpleas-
ant meetings. Tuesday evening Sister E,
King gave a hume, ous reading ina very
effective manner, and received a vigorous
encore. Bro. Wm. Bflritle gave a lecture
on Phrenology and its importance in reading character. It was well done and
much appreciated. Pro.John Scott recited lhe "Charge of the Light Brigade"
eliciting much applause.
T. D. McLean of Union made us a (lying visit last Friday, returning on Saturday after trying his luck fishing. He sue
cecded in getting three or four ofthe finny tribe. It is said poets are born, not
made, and evidently Mr. McLean is a
born angler.
Mr. Mitchell of sawmill fame left here
for Nanaimo on Friday's boat. The object of his trip is not known.
It is rumored thai two more couples in
this neighborhood are seriously contemplating entering into the stale of matrimony with its grand possibilities. There
is no doubt as to how they will decide, for
the following lines appear to accurately
describe their condition:
"Two MiilR with but a tingle thought
Tw-t hearts that beat M one. HEALTH.
Uliuiiito For Consumption-
Climate is an Important matter in the
reatment of consumption. Muist, irritating
��ii', dust, sudden ohanges of temperature,
m short alt lac conditions whicli predispose
persona to thi-- -lise-isi- ,iro nlso to be dread*
ml as promoting its ountunuiice, Kemoval
from auoh conditions to a place where the
air is dry, pure, equable, free from wind and
dust���this sometimes acts like magi*'. The
progress of the malady [��� staved, even if the
patient is not railienlly cured.
Hut except at certain seasons of tho year
places where suoh conditions prevuil are not
easy to find, and furthermore are seldom
easy of access. Thi change may involve
the Invalid's removal to a long distance.
with i-ieviial-ltM-xposun-s to harm hy the
way, and on that account alone a. I'lianj-e of
climate may lit* impraeticable.
Before sending from home a person in
delicate health, no matter what the disease,
friends should take careful account of the
quest ion how many of the oomfortB of home
the patient is likely to miss in his new
Quarters. If ho is liable to he poorly looked
after, to become homes.ci;, or in any way
made unhappy   hfl Will  probably lie  belter
off to remain where he is.   There ho will be
at  least   sure of i*ou 1 nursing, proper food
anil cheerful surroundings,
Hut if ho Is tn slay nt home, let every
caro ho taken to make the home- or that
part of it which ho occupies, conform as
nearly as possible, in cleanliness, airiness,
evenness of temperature, t" thelooalout-of-
door -.'111111110 to whicli it is found Impracticable to sond him, Il is one uf tho princi
pal duties of a physician lo instruct families
how to do this.
It is oncouracing lo be assured, as we are
that with sufficientoarenot only may aeon
BUmptive he made comfortable at hotui*, bu
the conditions for his recovery may he kept
as favorable there as Im could hope to  find
thom at many health resorts.
Patients iu the advanced stages of the
disease aro always best at home.
Medical Fads.
There have been many medical tads, some
of whioh have been almost funny to any one
who looks at thom scientifically- while others
have had vitality enough to retain a place,
shorn,however, of the vogue they onco had.
Tlialatterareiu the majority, for the greater
iiumlier of tliese fads have really had some
good in them, and havo been most excellent
For somo diseases. About the tirst medical
fad I call iciiietjilier was the water cure. 1
have  nover   personally  gone   through  nor
Heen tliH treatment, but I know i( from my
leading. The patients who went to the
water-cure establishments were obliged to
live the most absolutely regular and simple
lives. 'Ihey took plenty of sleep, lots of
oxorulsei they lived on Iho simplest but
very nutritious food ; they were forced to so
oxistas to givo tho recuperative powers of
nature Die fullest opportunity. Naturally,
those who were worn out Iiy work or the
demands of society, whose digestions were
ruined hy l ich food, who had, in short, lived
in defiance of every law of hygiene, derived
great relief and permanent benefit. True,
tin; health conditions of the life were accompanied fertile patients by an everlasting found of washing themsolvos ill various
ways, and means were taken to stimulate
the excretory glands of the skin to the utmost tli rough the use of the wet packs.
('lean I iness is certainly good, and the latter
helped nature to rid the body of the waste.
As for the rest of tho Wfttor treatment, the
douches, the baths, the inassatie that accompanied them���no harm was done by
them its a general rule. The real value of
the hydropathic treatment is now thoroughly recognized ; it is capitally well designed
to givo a person a chance to i est and to Build
himself up -. thou, too, it is a stimulant and
ionic lo the nervous system, but it is not
the cure-all of disease it was once believed
to bo,    it  was,  of   course,   run   into  the
ground ; patients went to tho establishments
whose eases were far beyond the treatment
of rest, excerefso and plain food, and so il
fell into disrepute by failure, Vet in some
eases it is in  valuable   to-day  as  ever.���
[North American Review.
Oholera in the Spring.
It is by uo means tho part of the public
press to assist in tho circulation of a scare.
Responsible journals are ever unready to
give utterance toalarmlBtrumors, especially
when they refer to ao serious a question as
that ol the health of the community.
Il, is (piito a dillerent thing, however,
to call attention to a timely warning
when it proceeds from high scientific quarters, and it would, in facl, be a source of
danger if such admonitions wero disregarded, Thfl London Lancet, of course from
the En [dish standpoint, takes a grave view
of the prospects oi a renewed cholera outbreak in the spring. In the history of the
disease it Ib a well-known fact that it often
.slumbers during the winter months only to
break out afresh at tho approach of warmer
weather, ami though there is good reason to
believe that the scourge has heen allayed,
there la not tho less necessity to make provision against its possible reappearance,
Thc medical paper rolios upon sanitary
precautious as our lirst line of defence
against tho Incursion of the disease, Had
such been observed at Hamburg before the
enemy entered 'ts gales there would have
been u less terrible tale of mortality to
record. The lesson has still to lie learned,
and our contemporary advises a house-to
house Inspeetiotl hy the sanitary authorities,
ho that In good time our dwellings may be
Bet in order at home. If, remarks The Lancet, all householders would tiy the experiment of mixing some oil of peppermint with
a bucketful of warm water, and pouring it
into tiie topmost receptailo in their hoimes,
and then noticing the odor elsewhere,  "au
appalling number nf houses would he found
ta have leaking drains. " The experiment
is a .-imple one, and might be tried at the
slightest. Now is the tiuifi to correct all
defects, ami i he tenant has a right to compel
his landlord lo execute all necessary repairs,
If tho truth were known, probably half the
slcknoss bom whleh   the populations  of
large towns suffer is attributalile to im-
(K'tt'ei i drainage, ft is suggested thai
legislative Interference ofa drttstfealiaraotor
may before long become  iioeesiiary- but in
tha meantl It is the duly of every oltUen
to provide tor Ids own seourlty, and the
advice is tendered at a timely moment.
How to (Jura Ohesity.
The most recent, and wo I Bllevo tlio most
practical ami successful, mstliodof treat
which prevail in the countries mentioned.
Nevertheless, there are medical authorities
of equal eminence who still maintain that in
auy intermittent foyer, a-* iu various forms
of malarial disease, there is no parasitic Infection of any sort, but that the ctisease is
���imply tl-i ramli of errara ;n personal hy   u-^iaho'gicry^r'sun-Ta'tho w-s-t i- oiiglit
gieno or the effects of chill.    Thcinvcstiga-   ���������*. LV|i -|1(. omens arc ill to-night
In The Moon's Despite-
All will ro wrong to-niorrow, my dear,
For the tuoon Bnlnesover my loft,
ky in the east ts bright and claart
tion of the subjeat is still being carried on
by eminent men in various parts of the
world, and it is hoped that before many
years the question will he definitely and satisfactorily settled.
A Man*8ei'vaut's Revenee-
A Naples correspondent writes i���A terrible double murder has been committed at
a villa in the neighbourhood of Naples. It
was inhabited by the Countess Ginistrelll,
who is the widow ofa senator, and has been
ill for some time. She had two men servants, named Lutgland (liuseppe, to the
former of whom she had lately tent a considerable sum of money, thus arousing the
jealousy of his companion. Their fretpient
quarrels at last determined the ('onntessto
dismiss Luigi from her service with a gift of
another hundred fran*s> Prom that no-
mum Luigi ami his wife entertained a
bitter hatred of Ciuseppe, whom they considered to he the reason of their dismissal.
Meanwhile, the I'oiintessengaged a younger
brother ot Giuseppe, named Angelo, and
the two took it in turns to sit up at night,
lest I he sick Coiuitess should bo in need of
anything. The dismissed Luigi know of
this habit, ami hid himself in the garden at
the door of the villa until Ids enemy Giuseppe should come out. At midnight Giuseppe opened the door and issued
forth, A( once l.nigi was upon him,
and stabbed bun mortally In lhe
throat. Giuseppe turned onco round,
stepped into llie passage of the house,
breaking a pane in the glass door as lie did
so, and fell dead, At the noise his brother
Angelo, who had lighted him to the door,
and was still iu the passage, ran forward to
help him, but the assassin Luigi met him,
stabbed hini in the body, and Hod' The
porter at the lodge of the garden, by this
time aroused by the ory uttered by Angelo
as ho was struck, rushed up to the door.
Angelo cried out���"I am killed. My
brother is dead. It was Luigi that did it I'
and staggered back Into a neighboring room
where  he fell on his  face and  died.    The
Countess's chambermaid now arrived on the
scene, and wishing to spare the sick Countess the knowledge ofthe atrocious fact,
told the porter to run to the carabineer
barracks at Oapodlmonto and report tho
murder. The authorities soon arrived, and
constables wore sent to the bouse of Luigi,
in a village not far oil'. They found him on
tho point of nii.lressiiig and going to bed
On being interrogated, he pretended the
greatnst Ignorance and amazi'iiir-nt, but was
at once taken into custody,
An incident in the History of the Black
The Puke of Atbole has compiled from
the original proceedings of the General
Courts- Marl ial preserved iu the ,1 mlge Advo-
details regarding the mutiny which occurred
iu the Highland regiment, which was afterwards known as the Black Watch, in 1743,
The regiment was embodied in 1740, and
was, according to the general understand'
ing, not to he called on for service outside
Scotland, However, early in 174.'!, the
Highlanders, after being assembled at Perth
were ordered to England���much to their own
dissatisfaction, ami against a vigorous protest by Lord President Forbes. 'Their objections were attempted to be overcome by
the Haltering pretence that the King, who
hud never seen a Highland soldier in full
war paint, wanted lo Bee them. The regiment arrived iu London towards the end of
April, and were on 14th May inspected by
General Wade, after which they received
orders to march to (-ravescud the following
week for embarkation for Ostend. In the
meantime, however, a rumour got abroad
that their destination was really to be the
West Indies, and, taking alarm at this, over
one hundred of the men asseinhled on
Flnohley Common on the night of the 17th
May, and believing that they Would be followed by the whole regiment started back
for Scotland, On the following night a
second detachment started homewards, but
they were pursued by one of their officers-
Captain Munro of Newmoro���who persuaded all but seven to return. 'The deserters
succeeded in getting as far na Lady Wood,
about four mites fromOnndle in Northamptonshire, whero thoy wero surrounded by a
force of cavalry, marched back to the Tower
of London, where 104 wen* tried by court-
martial. One of them was found guilty of
desertion only, and was sentenced lo receive the tearful punishment of 1000 lashes.
The remaining lO.'l were found guilty of
mutiny and desertion, and were sentenced
to death, hut only three of Ihem were executed, the remainder being distributed
among the troops in the American colonies.
The records of tho court-martial throw some
light on the causes of tho mutiny, and, together witli the list of the mutineers given
iu an appendix, will servo to recall a curious
episode in tbo history of a lino   regiment,
obesity, (''insists in limiting the patient to
a single article of diet. No great Importance is attached to the kind Ol food taken,
the virtue of tho method consisting iu the
fact that if obliged to subsist upon a single
article of diet, the appetite soon diminishes
to such an extent that only tho amount of
food necessary lo prevent starvation can be
tolerated by the pationt- and thua the acclamation of surplus material is drawn
upon to sustain life, and tbe weight is
rapidly diminished. Hy the addition of
exercise of Biieh kind and amouittes Is adapted to the patient's condition, a cure may be
facilitated. The ease ol a patient treated
l,y this method lias recently been reported,
in which the   WSlgllt   hnd   been   reduced,
within a few months, from more than 4<H>
to 14- pounds.
What is Malaria?
There is probably no medical question o
anual Iinpottaii-io whicli has been more patiently discussed and studied, in relation to
which there slill remains sogreat adiverstty
of opinion. The London Lancet recently
inntltutedo commission of inquiry for the
purpose of determining the nature of the so-
called malarial fever in tropical Africa. The
conclusion arrived at was that malarial fever is the result of an animal parasite invading the body, and developing  iu Lhe blood.
Kmlnenl physiolann In France, Italy, India,
ami America, have arrived al a similar conclusion   respecting,   tho malarial  diseases
Extraordinary Landlord Tyrannv-
There arc some landlords wbo seem to
think that their rights of ownership'extend
to the bodies and souls of their tenants as
well as to the soil they till. If the statements of Mr. Joseph Knowles, of Yew Tree
Farm, Appleton, near Warrington, be correct, Mr. Piers Bgerton Warburton is a
landlord of this estimable olass. Mr.
Knnwles'n father was for thirty years
tenant of Vow Tree Farm ou Mr, Egerton
Warburton's Arloy estate, and ho spent
very lurge sums in improving it, He was
a We.-ili-yi-.il, and was for lunate in being allowed to attend his chapel without interference from his landlord. Old Mr, Knowles
died three years ago, and his son carried uu
the larm for a year as executor, and then
desired to become tenant on bis own ar.
count. An objection was raised, however,
on the ground that Mr. Joseph was a
Wesleyan, and on visiting tho estate otlirc
he was told that it was desired the new
lejiaiit should ho a Churchman. Mr.
Knowles courageously asset ted Ills liberty
l�� wiusliip where, when, and as he pleased,
and for a time he was permitted to hold the
farm.     Now comes lhe most extraordinary
part of Mr. Kuowtos's story, Whon the difficulty was made a hunt his religious views,
the Arloy estate was iii llie bands ofthe
present Mr. KgortOII Win lentous father,
who died lam year.
And the inuoii shines ovor tny left.
All wilt ��n wrong to-morrow, my dear.
For tho moon shines ovor tny left-
Tasks wid be weary, unit teachers severe.
\nd I shall do wrong when I mean to do right,
And the day will he dreary that ought lobe
bright. , ���
For the moon shines over my leit.
Nay! all shall be merry tomorrow, my dear.
Tlimigh the i.ioon shines over my letl.
1 IftUgh as 1 watch her. with never a fear-
That little new moon, so faint and while.
l-'lvin.- on hbs'h. like a schoolboys kilo-
What harm can she do, if 1 use my might
To battle ihe wrong and achieve l he right,
Though the moon shines o\er my lefll
A Boy's Escape-
One morning Charley Jtooil by the bars
waiting for the cows to pass out,    A frisky
year   old calf���a "yearling" the farmers
call them���instead of going orderly over
the bars, as a well-disposed calf should, just
gave a side jump and shook her horns at
"liver with you':' called Charley, and
waved Ids hand at her Miss Yearling
either fancied this an insult or an invitation
to single combat, for she again lowered her
head and ran at Charley, who had no slick,
and si thought best to run from the enemy.
He started for the stable doer, but in his
hurry and fright he could not open it, and
while fumbling at the latch tho creature
made another attack. Charley dodged bur
again, ami one of the horns pierced the door
nearly au inch. Again she ran at him, and
with her noso "bunted" him off liis feet.
Charley was setting afraid now, and called
out to thu folks iu the bouse, "Oh, come
and help me !" and right then he bethought
himself of something he hud rend about, a
boy in similar danger, who saved himself
by grasping the cow's horns that bad attacked him. So, just as the yearling was
about to try again if she could push him
over, he took fast hold of each horn.
Hut the situation was getting very
unpleasant, for he was penned up in a corner
with the barn behind him, a high fence on
one side- and the now angry heifer in front.
He had regained his feel, but was pushed
and staggered about, for he waB fast losing
his strength. No wonder his voice had a
quiver in it as he again shouted as loud as
he oould. "Oh, do come quiets I" His
mother heard his voice, but thought It only
boys at play. l*Jy and by she heard the
distressed shout again, and this time she
heard the words, "Help me?" Charley's
voire waa week and faint now, and his
mamma feared great danger. She ran
quickly to the big barn door,
" Where aro you, Charley?"
"Come to the stable door," answered
hack 'i faint voice,
She ran through tho barn to tbe door,
but it opened only a little, for the beiferhad
pushed herself around until she stood
against the door. She seize.I a big stable
broom, hit the animal somo heavy whacks
that mado I er move around, and as Boon as
the daor opened wide Charley let go her
horns, and the heifer not liking broom handle, ran off as fast as her legs could go and
the hoy's lifo was saved,
will probably he told to go somewhere else,
but if ho can show that ho cau earn money
for his employer he cau command money
fc r himself. That is a rule as stable as gold
itself, not only in the workshop but iu
every walk of life. Any employer who
ignores this truth would be tearing out hia
own foundation.
If a boy will realize that dissatisfaction
with conditions ia an injury to himself, but
that laudable ambition to advance is a merit,
he will prosper. And advancement can
come only through doing well what is each
moment to be done. Such boys are always
observed and kept in mind by men who need
boy's services.
_ -*����� '���
Faithful Carlo-
It was a lovely night. The stars never
shone brighter, and the moon sailed as
majestically through the heavens aa though
she knew that young heating hearts were
fluttering with happiness at the thought of
passing an evening ou the beautiful smooth
skating pond that formed the culminating
point of joy tor the young girls and boys
of WesUiebl. Hosy cheeks and bright eyes
make life ono gay and huppy scene. \ t
a fear arose to disturb the happiness of the
young friends that were buckling on their
skates preparatory to having a right royal
time. Hand in bund Mary and Eva Marshall led off the joyous party. All was
gladness and keen enjoyment. No cloud
obscured the clear heavens as girlish forms
glided off beside their happy companions.
Swift and still swifter as they hurried on
taking the circuit of the lake, when i
strange sound fell on their ears.
"Oh, help ! help I"
Eva, the life and joy of the company, bad
gone on far ahead of her compunions and
was now fast sinking iu the water. Every
one hurried tothe scene, and excitement
grew intense.
"Oh, Eva, Eva," they all cried, "who
will save her?"
���lust then Carlo, her faithful dog, which
sho had brought with her, dashed into the
cold stream, Eva clasped her arms around
his neck and he landed her safely among
her friends. Fright, anxiety and love fcr
their companion waa all merged in tbo warm,
grateful bug they gave tho old fellow for
saving her. Bright shone the unclouded
moon, glorious was the starry sky, as witb
wet and dripping garments Eva was led beneath tbe shelter pro-'jded for the young
skaters, and thero by the warm fire she
clung to that dear mute friend who had juat
rescued her from a watery tomb. Hut
Carlo waa pelted iiy all thc children, and be
seemed to realize that his friends were increasing every moment. Ono liltlo girl
loosened a ribbon from her childish waist
and tied it around the dog's neck. 1'tcli
cakes were fed to him ; in fact, he was thc
observed of all observers. Hut Eva hurried
home, and her faithful attendant followed
after. I'rom thut hour she felt that she
could always trust her canine friend.
" Never," she Baid, " will I go skating without Carlo."
There was also joy at home when they all
learned what a faithful dog Carlo had been
to Eva,
Norway Soaking Separation-
The union between Sweden and Norway
is in great danger of being broken. The
two States are far more loosely tied together than Britain and Ireland will be under
lhe Home Rule bill; but the Norwegians
are impatient of their slight fetters, ami
under cover of a request for separate foreign
agents seek a total separation. Tho King
iu vain suggested a compromise, and it is
stated that tbe Radicals have resolved, if
he refuses to estahliiih two foreign .Ministries, to resign and refuse the supplies, It
is scarcely possible that the King should
yield, as his foreign policy would become
unworkable���the Norwegians, for example,
desiring close relations with Russia- yet, if
he does not, he must occupy Norway with
Swedish troops, lo the confusion of the
finances; and the production of another
great and definite grievance iu Norway,
The true motives of tlio movement are the
Norwegian dislike of the Swedes, whom
t hey regard as supercilious, and the advance
of theoretic democracy iu Norway to a
point Ineon-dsteiit with any monarchy at
all. It is (jossibln, as (he peasants arc
wHoly scattered antl Chrlstianla Is conservative, that the quarrel may smoulder on
for years, but theoretically there is no way
out of it, ami tho credit of Norway, now so
x eellcnt, may serlottslj sulfer.
-,     m>          -
A solentlst has been I isi eu ing to i lie voice
of the housefly through the microphone. He
says it sounds very much like the neighing
of a horse,
The Dissatisfied Boy.
lhe boy who thinks he could do great
things " if ho only had a chance" is the boy
who seldom makes a success of anything,
Ho is always waiting for "good luck" to
bring him into prominence He isn't valuable to a practical employer who wants a
boy lhat cau do ordinary things well and
wlio is willing to do ordinary things.
The boy who sullenly thinks thut his
position, wherever it may be, is not "as
good us lie deserves," in preparing the way
for disappointment in after years. The
world never puts a valuation on a boy or u
man us it dons upon a horse or a steam
engine; they have a market value the
minute they aro shown���-based mi thejreap-
ai-ilj- to do good work. Hut a boy has no
value until he earns one himself. The world
never applauds a man for what he says he
can do, but for something he has actually
done. When he ban shown that he possess-
cs qualities and capability theu the world
stamps Ids value upon him, as the mint
coins the gold.
The qualities that are valuable are intelli
gence, accuracy, and honor. A hoy must
show that he baa fair mental capacity, that
he has formed the habit of correctness, and
that tie is trustworthy.
Employers do not seek phenomenal boys.
They prefer the ordinary kind. Abovo all
else they appreciate the accurate boy, oue
who, in workshop, store or otllee, does the
right thing at the right time. That duty
maybe but a trifle iu itself, but the doing of
it and the perceiving that it should be done
without waiting to be told, proves the boy's
The boy who allows himself to feel that
ie is working solely (or the wages he revives will never get beyond the grade of
wage earner. He should try to learn something new each day, because it is what he
learns, not what he earns that makes him
valuable. By knowing more he ia able to
earn more.
There is a difference between ambition
and dissatisfaction. Ambition cornea from
knowledge, hut dissatisfaction often comes
from ignorance, The first question a reasonable employer asks when a boy requests
advancement is, "What are you able to do I"
If the boy can reply that he is able to do more
or better work than when his pay was last
fixed, lie cau generally count on au increase.
If he cun only say he is "dissatisfied," he
The Terrible Experience of a Well-to-do
A weather report���Thunder.
Hasty consumption���Quick lunch,
If a girl's face is her fortune, what's the
A man is as old as he feels, but not all
ways us big.
Tom���" Did you hurt, yourself riding
your bicycle?'1 Hurry���" No, I broke that
arm falling off."
Mrs. Nagger���"I would lust liko to see
any one abduct, me." Mr. Nagger���" I I'm.
So would I, my dear."
The I-aid-headed man is a blessing in more
ways than one. He never gels hia hah* cut
Saturday tuglil.
Anew theatrical spectacle is to have an
electric ballet." That sound* as if it might
be a pretty shocking show.
George���"I thought you were studying
oil wells in the West." Fred���"Oh* I gave
it up : it was such a bore, you know."
" Now, that is what I call a good head for
business," suliloipti/.ed the barber us the
long, haired pool entered tho shop,
"Brown���"I'm i*lud I met your wife.
Hhc si-ctn-Bil touko a fancy to me." Jones
���" 1 almost wish yotl had met her afiniii-r.'
Qumtney���"Ihavo learned bow to get
out of many a scrape." d'hinders���" How?"
G.immey���" Iiy letting iny heard grow."
Mallet���"Yonr wife seems to bo of p
vt*ry pleasant disposition, She is always
���bulling.'' Husband���"It isn't that���it's
good teeth."
Teacher���" What is the meaning of self-
com rol i" Boy���" 11 'a when a teacher gets
mad and feels like gvlng a boy a blaak mark
and doesn't,"
rtirs. de Style-" How do you manage to
get yonr servants to wear capst Mine
won't." Mrs, de Fashion "I hire a policeman to admire them."
Bluster-���" 1 made a speech to-night at
the bamiuet which will make nm immortal.'
Mrs. It.���"And it was only last month
when you got your lifo insured !"
Priest���" Well, Biddy, so Pat has been
lighting again, I see." Biddy Malone���
" Begorra, yer riverence it's himself that's
(liver at p'uco without he's foightin'."
Tho Heiress���" Am 1 tho only girl in iho
whole wide world you love !*��� He���" No,
dear but you are tho only girl I know who
can allbrd to marry me."
" I hear Dubhlestar was in that railroad
smashup, Did he receive damages';" "Well,
rather. He had both legs broken and his
collar-bone dislocated."
First Statesman���" 1 can truly say that
no man ever sought to bribe me." Second
Ditto���"0, well, I wouldn't be discouraged. Vour luck inuy change some time or
Prof. lt-tIj.-Tl-.im ClM* llie Ite-nil-H or Hit
Trip In llie Mother Coin-try.
Prof. J, W. Robertson, Dominion Dairy
Commissioner, appeared bofore the Committee on Agriculture the other day. The commissioner began by explaining to the
committee the objects of his visit to Creat
Britain last year. His mission was attended
by most gratifying results to tie dairy in
it-rests of Canada, although he found a strong
feeling among the British farming claBseB
and all interested in agric literal lands
there to have a duty imposed upon all im*
ported agricultural products. He said that
Canadian cheese and butter had realized last
year the top prices in tbe British markets
for dairy products, and be had made arrangements for the future sale of these prod
nets from Canada at tho several great point*
of distribution. Hethen recited the leading
features of Kuglish;tastesjin'the'pointsof quality, llavor and good packing���tidy, fresh
looking eases, the exterior appearance of
the packages invariably affecting tho
prices of the contents. Canadian hog
products also occupy a high place in the
estimation of British consumers, as pork fed
by Canadian mixed grains and dairy liquid
is found to be much better in quality aud
llavor to the corn-fed pork of thc United
States. In all these products Canada has
now, said Mr. Robertson, won a first place,
and all that is required to hold this ad van.
tageous position is the addition of an established reputation for Canadian honesty. Of
the imports of cheese into (1 real Britain last
year, amounting to ��4,81.1,404 sterling.
Canada contributed to the value of 1*1,111)1,
."07 sterling, tho largest cheese value sent
by any other country. The British imports
of butter were 111,001,183 sterling, to which
Canada contributed to tho value of 1'187,
,'198 sterling, and he advised now, while our
people should endeavor to hold ull the van
tage cround they have gained with their exertions in the way of extension should he
more directed to bu iter for some time to
The following resolution waa unanimously adopted by lhe committee, with strong
indications of hearty approval: Moved by
K. M. Carpenter, seconded by Dr, Rootne.
"That in view of the vast aud rapidly
growing impirtsneo of the farmers of this
country of the dairy interests, moro particularly the manufacture of cheese, which
has attained, nnd we believe justly so, such
an enviable reputation in the markets of
Ureal Britain, Una committee is of opinion
that there is also an unlimited market for a
good ariiele of butter if properly manufactured in creameries or butter factories, and
that in order lo promote and encourage our
farmers to go more extensively into the
manufacture of buttor bu- export, this com.
miltee would Htrongly urge upon the
Government the advisability of granting
assistance tothe extent of not less than $iWil
to oaohotieose factory thut may udd the
necessary appliances for making butter, ami
also to each ftiolory built exclusively for the
manufacture of butter | said assistance not
to be grunted to more than four of such factories in any on-* constituency.
The committee tendered Mr. Robertson
a cordial vole of thanks tor bis intelligent
exertions in behalf of the country's great
agricultural interests, and for hia invaluable
instructions upon the present occasion,
which, perhaps, excelled in value ti the
dairy and other agricultural interests his
remarks on any former appearance, although
always highly appreciated by this committee
as representing the agricultural element of
the Parliament of Canada.
Mr. Eim Mrrrllt Buffer--, I mold Agony- -
Tuldliya l-liy-ili-lti-i Thnt Only Healh
I'mil-I I'uil Hit SulTrNous -How He He*
eiireil 1114 Relraxe From Pain���AokIob,
ibat Oilier* should Ken-till br UU Ex.
Grimsby Independent.
How often we hear the expression " Hills
are green far afar" aa a term of disparag-
ment, So it may be with many of our
readers when they hear of any thing occur-
ing at a distance from home bordering on
the wonderful. They may place little confidence in it, and even if they do believe it,
allow the matter to pass from their minds
without leaving any permanent impression.
Not so with Local affairs. When anything
startling occurs iu our midst, affecting
poople whom we all know well, every one is
interested, und all are anxious and even
eager for the most minute details. For
some months past there have been published in the columns of the Independent
from lime to time, accounts of remarkable
cures made by that uow justly famous
medicine -Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills for Pale
People. Possibly some of our readers have
looked upon some of these accounts as describing cures highly improbablo if not impossible, And yet this should not bo the
ease, for they aro all vouched for by respectable newspapers, who could have no
object iu stating other than the facts, and
who would bo discredited by their own
lers were they to tlo so, However, seeing is believing, and Mr. V./.ri. Merritt, of
South Grimsby, Btands forth to-day ns living testimony to the wonderful curative
powors of this not at all over-estimated
medicine���Dr, Williams' Piuk Pills. Having heard that a most remarkable cure had
Uuu etl'eoted in the case of Mr. Merritt,the
editor of the Independent, witb that de-fire
postossod by most newspaper men for Verifying things coining under their notice,
resolved to investigate the case and satisfy
himself as to the truth of the story. Some
days ago be drove over to Smithville, und
at once called upon Mr, t>. W. KaBtniu.ii,
druggist, a straightforward business man
whose woid is as good as his bond with
all who know him. Mr. Kastmau stated
that he kuew nf the caio of Mr. Morritt,
and considered it u most remarkable one.
Mr. Palmer Merritt had come to him one
day and asked him if he could -five him
anything that would help his brother, K/ra
Merritt, who was suffering uutold agony
with pains in all hia joints, his back and
his head, .Mr. Merritt stated tnat his
brother bad tried everything, and could
fiud nothing to help him and that the
doctors could give bim no ease. One
doctor from the United States hail told him
positively that there was no help for I
and Lhat death only could set him free from
his agony, Mr. Merritt further told Mr.
Kaatman that Ida brother wished to try Dr.
Williams'Piuk Pills and asked him if he
thought it would lie any use. Mr. Eastman
advised hi in to try them, as wonderful cures
had been worked by their use. Mr. -Merritt
acted on his advice and continued the use
of Pink Pills untii he is now a well man
end round as ever.
The editor then drove over to see Mr
Merritt, and found that gentleman sound
aud hearty, looking over hia cattle in his
farmyard. Mr. Ezra Merritt is a well-to-
do farmer owning two fine far ins about li\
miles west of Smithville, in the lownahip of
South Grimsby, When the newspaperman
told tho object of his viait Mr. Merritt expressed hia willingness to give him the fullest p-riieu'iirs of his cose, and wo cannot
do better than givo it in hla own words:
"The tint time 1 was troubled'" Bald Mr,
Merritt, "waa on duly first, 1301. Wo
commenced haying on that day uud 1 fell
sore and stiff in all my joints. I now believe lhe trouble originated through my
washing some sheep in cold water the proceeding April, when I went into the water
and aiayt-ii so long that wheu 1 came out
my legs were numb, but 1 did not feel an
bid results until duly as I have said,
gradually grew worse until I could scarcely
do anything, I kept on trying to work but
it was a terrible struggle, and the way I
suffered wm something awful. Kvery
joint in my body was stiff and intensely
painful. As time passed on I gradually
grew worse, the pains went into my
back and at times my agony was
almost unbearable. I had tried all home
made remedies but without avail. 1 then
consulted a doctor but hia medicine hud no
effect. At tbe time of the Smithville lair a
doctor was over hero from the States and 1
consulted him. lie said my case was hope'
less, and I need not expect anything but
death to release me from my pain. As
winter came on the pain got into my head
and my sufferings were something terrible.
About dark the pain would start about my
car and work up until it reached the crown
of my head. As morning came on the pain
in my head would subside, but the piins in
the rest of my body never left me, and at
last I grew so bad that when I would Ho on
my back 1 could not get up to save my life
without assistance. Although 1 bad not
lost my appstite I became weak, bo bad
thut though I oould walk around I could not
sloop to lift a pound. I became bu weak in
this way that 1 got discouraged uud lost all
hope of ever getting better. It was about
this timo that I heard of the wonderful
cures by the use of Dr, Williams'Pink Pills,
and Mr. Mastinitn, of Smithville, advised
that they bo given a trial. My brother
got ine a hox aud I took them
but felt no good results. I took
slill another box and still no per
eoplible benefit, ami I felt ao weak and
discouraged that I decided not to tako any
more.    At this timo a lady from  Hamilton
Takes 1000 people to buy Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, at oil cents a boLtle, to male
up $600, 0ns fa'lure to cure would take
the profit from -10 10 sales. Its makers profess to cure " cold in the head," and even
chronic catarrh, and if thoy fail they pay
8500 for their over-confidence.���
Not iu newspaper words but in hard cash
Think of what confidence it lakes to put
that in the papers���and mean it.
Its makers 1-p.lieve in tbe remedy. Isn't
it worth a Irial'.' Isn't any trial preferable
to catarrh ':
After all, the mild agencies are the best
Perhaps they work more slowly, but Ihoy
work surely. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets
aro an active agency but quiet and mild.
They're sugar-coated, easy to take, never
shock nur derange the system and half their
powtr is the mild way iu which llieir work
is done. Smallest, cheapest, easlosttn lake.
Cue u dose. Twenty-five tenia a viiil. Of
all druggists,
Clifford Blackmail
A Boston   Boy's   Eyesight
Saved  Perhaps His Life
By  Huu-Ph Niirsiipurlllu-Illood Poisoned by Canker.
Head the following from a grateful motheri
������ My little boy bud Scarlet Fever wheu 4 year-
old, uml it loft him very weak unit with blood
l>oi-<uiM-J -.villi canker*    Ills eyes becauio
so Inflamed Hint hi i snlTertiisa wero Intense, und
for seven weeks he
Could Not Open His Eyes.
I too): him twice during that lime to Uiu Cyo
nnd Ear Infirmary on Charles street, but their
remedies failed to do Mm Ihc faintest shadow
of good, 1 commenced giving hini Hood's
Barsnparllta ami it soon cured him. I havo
never doubted lhat il MMr-l hie Kll|bl.ovoa
it' uoi liia *i-1*j- IHV, Vou muy use tins ics-
liiminiiil in nny way you choose. I aiiitilway*
ready io sound ihe pralsoof
Hood's Sarsaparilla
because of the wonderful goodlttlid my son."
Auiuk !���'. ItaACKiMNi 38B8 Washington St.,
boston, Mas-*. lid HOOD'S.
Hood's Pills nro luuul iiintlo. und uro per-
'ect lU CUlIipOlltlutl, -.,]���..���-.ii 11 .1, tlllll 'ij.-n;.,' ,Cn ..
came to visit at our place and sho strongly
advised me to continueusingtlic Pink Pills. ,
She bad known Mr.   Marshall at that city
and knew that his caso   was bona tide.    1
thought it useless to continue, bill at thc
urgent solicitations of  my friends did so, |
anil by the   time 1 was through with  lhe j
third box   1 began to   feel a  benefit  from
them,    Thia gave me hops  which did not |
again   jvaver, as I   found   myself steadily
growing  better, and   continued the  use of
the Pink Pills   until now   I am as  well as |
over I was in my life.   I know  tnat it was
Pink Pills that saved me when all else bad
failed, and I have no objections whatever ,
to   having   the story   of   my   cure   being
published, as it may bo tho means of helping aome other sufferer back to health and
Strength    and   gladness."     Mr.    Merritt
further said  that he had now na fear of a
hard day's   work,   and   has   not had   the
slightest return of the pains or the stiffness
in the joints. |
Returning to SmUhsvllle tho editor again
called upon Mr. Eastman and was inform-
ed by that gentleman that his sales of I'ink !
Pilla wero aotnetliing enorinou-, Mr Mer- ,
ritt'a cure having something to do with lhe
Increase in aalea lately. There are other j
cases alao in this vicinity little less than .
marvellous of which we may speak later
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing
such diseases as rheumatism, neuralgia,
uirtial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
''iliis' dance, nervous headache, nervous
prostration and the tired feeling there-
from, the utter effects of bv grippe, i nil tt -
en/a and severe Holds, diseases depending
on humors in the blood, such iii a t* fuhi,
jlironlo erysipelas, etc, Pink Pills give a
lien.1i hy glow lo pule and sallow oomploxlnra
and aro a specific f or tlio troubles peculiar
to the female system, and iu lhe case of mon
they oiled a radical ouro in all oases'arisii g
from mental worry, overwork or excotsei
of any nature.
These Pills are muiintueliired by the Pr.
Williams' Medicine Company, UrockvHle,
Ont., and Schenectady, N, Y., iiudarosold
only in boxes bearing the firms' tradd mark
ami wrapper, at 50 ots. a hex or six boxes
for $2.00. Bear In mind that Dr. Williams1
Pink Pills are never Hold in bulk, or by ihe
do/en or hundred, nor iu any lorm i xcopt
n packages bearing the company's fade
mark ami any dealer who offers substitutes
in any other form is trying lo defraud you
und should be avoided.
Dr. Williams1 Piuk Pills may bo had of
all druggists or direct, by mail from lb.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
address.    The  juice at  which   tlteto  pills
are sold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive us compared with
other remedies or medical treatment,
Signs of Uomiue; Trouble-
Johnny���" I  tell you,  papa's going to
catch it after tho company's gone."
Tommy���"How do you know';"
Johnny���"He's told ma once or twice she
w.*s met nl. i'ii   about something   ami she's
siid :    '* Why, during !"
Aim Hizli-
Teacher���" Here is the expression 'Aim
high.' Who can tell me what that moans ."
Bright Hoy��� "Tliut means there isn't any
other way to do if you want to hit anything."
Teacher���"Hum ! you seem to have the
right, idea, although it is not very well ex
pressed.    Hive au Illustration,"
Bright Boy���" Pop gaveme an air gun
OhrisimiS, an' if yell point it downward ib'
shot runs out o' th' barrel before yoh can
pull th' trigger,"
tampbrary tiilini*. and Btopa toothache Instanl
ly    Sold Iiy dills':.'!-1 -.
A. P. 051.
Fdi- OyspepsLi.
A. Bellanger, Propr., Stove Foundry, Montaguy, Quebec, writes: "I
have used August Flower for Dys��
pepsia. it save ine great relief. I
recommend it io all Dyspeptics as a
very good remedy."
Ed. Bergeron,   Oenerftl   Dealer,
Lauzun, Levis, Quebec, writes: "t
have used August Flower with the
best possible results for Dyspepsia."
'C. A. Harrington, Engineer and
General Smith, Sydney, Australia,
writes: "August Flower has effected
a complete cure in iny ease. It acted like a miracle."
Geo. Gates, Corinth,Miss.,writes:
" 1 consider your August Flower thu
best remedy In the world for llys.
pepsia. I was almost dead with
thai disease, but used several bottles
of August Flower, and now consider myself a well man. I sincerely
recommend this medicine to suffering humanity the world over."< ii)
it G. tl. GRBBN, Sole Manufacturer,
Woodbury. New Jersey, U, S. A.
Ill,;;   HI HS,'KII��TH>\    Itliuks.    IIIIII.Ks,
*    l\l, ,1 111 Us. wi'tto lo Wllllum llrltra-.
I'iibll.licr, Toronlo	
Cures Consumption, Coughs- Croup, Si: ro
Throat. Sold by all Dtuniltl on a Guarantee.
Fora Lame Side, Back or Chest BhUoh's Porous
Platter will give great latllfactiop-���>S cents,
Have you Catarrh i This Remedy will relievo
aiul euro you. Price Wets. Tlila Injector re"
n* eucooeeful treatment free,  uenembe
Bliiloli1--1 Ifii u;d Iim ut is tu-ld uu a n uur-u ���*-.������*.
mrainn rmt\ rT^rnr��r-ir-inTB inm
You need n't go to Flrrida, but take
Of  Pure  I orwcRlan  Cod  Liver
Oil and Hypopliosphitcs.
flesh producer and il is almost as Palatable as Milk, Be sure to uet Ilia genuine
put up in salmon-colored wrappers,
PKUand ���n!y ly Sis.lt I l!(j���,lo, llellevilb.
WAN I lill   Mm ,iii,I yonna nun In Ink
work nl lliiiir.im linine.; g ml |,
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Vim will luwo money Inrourpookefa (Mon
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prlcofll annmiQleyoii lliln8prlng on uuiillo��<
Hon. H.s. HURD.HaitonNuriorloi bui*
llngton, Ont.	
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Have You
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 nd  HlioeM
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They nro lie
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Bv Mark Twain.
When I waa twenty-seven years old, I
was a mining-broker's clerk in San Francisco, and an expert in all the details of
atock traffic. I waa atone in the world, and
had nothing to depend upon but my wits
and a clean reputation ; but these were
setting my feet in the road to eventual
fortune, and I was content with the prospect.
My time was my own after the afternoon
board, Saturdays, aud 1 was accustomed to
put it in on a little Bail-boat on the hay.
One day I ventured too far and was carried outtosea. Just at nightfall, when hope
was about gone, I was picked up hy a small
brig which waa bound lor London. It was
a long and stormy voyage, and they made
me work my passage without pay as a |
commou tailor. When I stepped ashore in
London my clothes were ragged and
shabby, and I had onlya dollar in my pocket. This money fed and sheltered me
twenty-four hours. During the next twenty-
four I went without food and shelter.
About ten o'clock on the following morning, seedy aud hungry, I was dragging myself along PortlandPlace, whon u child thai
was passing, lowed by a nursemaid, tossed a .. _ ..������  .
a luscious big pear���minus���oue bite���-Into      " I'll tell them, if they come back, but
yot.    I rang.    The same servant appeared.
I asked for those gentlemen.
" They are gone," This in the lofty, cold
way of that fellow's tribe.
" fione? Gone where *?"
"On a journey."
"But whereabouts?"
" To the Continent, I think."
"The Continent?"
" Yea, sir."
" Which way���by what route?"
" I can't say, air."
"When will thoy be back?"
" In a month, they said."
" A month ! Oh, thia ia awful! Give me
some, sort of idea of how to get a word to
them.   It's of the last importance."
"I can't, indeed. I've no idea where
they've gone, sir." ���
" Then I must see some member of the
" I amity's away too; been abroad mouths
���lu Egypt and India, 1 think."
" Mau, there's been an immense mistake
mado. They'll lie buck before night. Will
you tell them I'vo been hero, and that I
iIt favor lo pul on this shut and this suit ;
it's just thc thing, the very thing���plain,
rich, modest, and just ducally nobby ; made
to order for a foreign prince���yon may
know him, sir, his Serene Highness llie
Hospodar of Halifax ; had to leave il with
us ami take a mourntng-sult because his
-������������m* untitled people of both ������cxe-i, thf
minister and his wifo mid daughter, and thii
daughter's visiting friend, nu English girl
of twenty-two, mimed Portia L-nghnni,
whom T fell in lovu wilh iu iwo minutes,
and she with me���I could sec il without
There was still another yiiest, an
mother was going lo die���which alio didn't.   American���but I am a little ahead of my
But that's all right; wo can't always have   atory.     While the people were still in the
tho gutter. 1 stopped, of course, and fastened my desiring eye on that muddy treasure. My mouth watered for it. But every
time I made a move to get it some passing
eye detected my purpose, and of course I
straightened up, then, mid looked Judith-rent, and pretended that 1 hadn't been
thinking about, lhe pear at all. This same
tiling kept happening and happening, and
1 couldn't got the pear. I was just getting
dfspor.it.' enough to brave all the shame,
and to seize it, when a window behind me
was raised, and a gentleman spoke out of
it, saying i
" Step iu here, please."
1 was admitted by a gorgeous flunky,
and shown iuto a sumptuous room where a
couple of elderly gentlemen were sitting.
They sent away the servant aud made me
sit down. They hail just finished their
breakfast, and the sight of the remains of
it almost overpowered me. I could hardly
keep my wita together in the presence of
that food, hut as I was not asked to sam-
pie it, ] had to bear my trouble as heat I
Now, something had been happening
there a little before, which I did uot know
anything about until a good many days
afterward, but I will tell you about it now.
Those two old brothers had been having a
pretty hot argument a couple ol days before, and had ended by agreeing to decide
it by u Inn, which is the English way of
settling everything.
You will remember that the Bank of
England once issued two notes of a million
pounds each, to bo used for a special purpose connected with some public transaction with a foreign country. For aome reason or other only one of these had hoen used
aud canceled ; the other still lay in the
vaults ofthe Bank. Well, the brothers,
chatting along, happened to get to wondering what might be the fate of a perfectly
honest and intelligent stranger who should
be turned adrift in London without a friend,
and with uo money hut that million-pound
banknote, and no way to account for hia
bring in possession of it. Brother A said
he would starve to death ; Brother B said
he wouldn't. Brother A said he couldn't
oiler it at a bank or anywhere else, because
he would he arrested on the spot, So they
went on disputing till Brother B said he
would bet twenty thousand pounds that
the man would live thirty days, any way,
on that million, and keep out of jail, too.
Brother A took him un. Brother B wont
down to the Bank and bought that, note,
���lust like an Englishman, you see ; pluck to
the backbone. Then he dictated a letter,
which one of liis clerks wrote out in a beautiful round hand, and then the two
brothers sat at the window a whole day
watching for the right man to give it to.
They saw many honest faces go by that
were not intelligent enough: many that
were intelligent, but not honest enough ;
many that were both, hut the possessors
were nut poor enough, or, if poor enough,
were not strangers. There was always a
defect, until I came along ; hut they agreed
that I filled the bill all around; so they
elected me unanii ously, and there I was,
now, wailing to know why I was called in.
They began to ask me ipiestious about myself, aud pretty soon they had iny story.
Finally they titd mo I would answer their
purpote. I said I was sincerely glad, and
asked what it was. Then one of them handed me an envelope, and said I would Hnd the
explanation inside. I was going to open it,
but he said no ; take it to my lodgings, aud
look it over carefully, and not be hasty or
rash. I was nuzzled, and wanted to discuss
the matter a little furtt-er but they didn't;
to I took my leave, feeling hurt and insulted to be made the butt of what waa apparently some kind of a practical joke, and yet
obliged to put up witli it, not being in circumstances to resent affronts from rich and
strong folk.
I would have picked up the pear, now,
and eaten it bofore alt the world, hut it was
gone ; so I had lost that by this unlucky
business, and the thought nf it did not soften my feeling toward those men. As soon
as I was out of sight of that house I opened
my envelope, and saw that it contained
money 1 My opinion of thoso people changed, I cau tell ynu ! 1 lost uot a moment,1ml
shoved note an I money into my vest-pocket,
and broke for the nearest cheap eating-
house. Well, how I did eat I When at
last I couldn't hold any more, I took out
my money and unfolded it, took one glimpse
and nearly fainted. Five millions of dollars ! Why, it made my head swim,
I must havo sat there stunned and blinking at tbo note ns much us a minute before
I came rightly to myself again. The first
thing I noticed, then, was lhe landlord.
His eye was on the note, and he was petrified. He was worshipping, with ull his
body and soul, but hu looked as if he
couldn't stir baud or foot, I took my cue
iu a moment, and did the only rational thing
there was to do. I reached llie note toward
hini, aud said carelessly :
"(live me the change, please."
Then he was restored to hu normal con-
dition, and made e. thousand a|Hilogies for
not being able to break iiu* hill, aud I
couldn't get him lotouoh it. Hu wauled
tc look at it, and keep on looking ut it: he
couldn't seem lo get enough of it to quench
the thirst of his eye, but ho shrank from
touching It as if it had been something too
sacred for poor common clay to handle, I
said :
" I am sorry if it is au inconvenience, but
I must insist, l'lcase change it; I haven't
any tiling else."
But he said that wasn't any matter; he
was quite willing to let the trifle stand over
till another time, I aaid 1 might not lie in
his neighborhood again for a good while ;
but ho said it was of no consequence, he
could wait, and, moreover, I could have
anything I wanted, any time I chose, and
let the account run as long as I pleased. He
Baid he Iioto I be wasn't afraid to trust as
rich a gentleman as I was, merely because 1
was of a ii erry disposition, and chose to
play larks on the public in the matter of
dresj. By this time another customer was
entering, an 1 the landlord hinted to me to
put, the monster out of sight; then ho bow-
ed me all the way to t he door, and I started
st i night for that home and those brothers,
to correct the mistake which had heen made
before the police st ould hunt me up, and
help me do it. I waB pretty nervous, in
fact pretty badly frightened, though, of
course, I was no way iu fault; hut I know
men well enough to knew tha'- when they
find they've given a tramp a million pound
bill when ttiey thought It was a one-pound
er, they are in a frantic rage against him,
Instead ul quarrelling with their own near
sightcdnesa, as they ought. Aa I approach.
ed the house my excitement began to abate,
for alt was quiet there, which made me feet
pretty Biire the I Hinder was nol discovered
will keep coming till it's all made light,
l ml thoy needn't be afraid 1"
am not expecting them. They said you
would bo here In an hour to make inquiries,
but I must tell you it's all right, they'll bo
here on time and expect you."
So I had to give it up aud go away.
What a riddle it all was ! I was like to lose
my mind. They would bo hero "on time."
What could that moan? Oh, the lottor
would explain maybe. I had forgotten Ihe
letter ; I got it out and read it, This is
what it said:
You are an intelligent and honest man,
as one may see by your face, We conceive
you tobe poor and a stranger, Incloaed
you will find a sum of money. It is leut to
you foi thirty days, without interest. Re-
fort at this house at the end of that time,
have a bet on you. II I win it you shall
have any situation that ia in my gift���any,
that is, that yo>i shall be able to prove
yourself familiar with and competent to
No signature, no address, no date.
Well, here was a coil to be in I Ynu are
posted on what lias preceded all this, hut I
was not, . It was just a deep, dark puzzle
to me. 1 hadn't ttie least idea what the
game was, nor whether barm was meant me
or a kindness. I went into a park, and sat
down to try to think it out, and to consider
what I had best to do.
At the end of an hour, my reasoninga
had crystallized into this verdict.
Maybe those men mean me well, maybe
they mean me ill ; no way to decide that
���let it go. They've got a game, or a
scheme, or an experiment, of some kind on
hand ��� no way to determine what it ia���let
it go. There s a bet on me; no way to find
out what it ia���let it go. That disposes of
the determinable quantities ; the remain*
der of the matter is tangible, solid, and may
be classed and labeled with certainty. If
I ask the Bank of England to place this bill
to tho credit of the man it belongs to, they'll
doit, for they know him, although I don't -
hut they will ask me how I came in possession of it, and if I tell tbe truth, they'll
put me in the asylum, naturally, and a lie
will land me in jail. The same result would
follow if I tried to bank the bill anywhere
or to bit-row money on it. I have got to
carry this immense burden around until
those men como back, whether I want to
or not. It is useless to me, as useless as a
handful of ashes, and yet I min-t take care
of it, and watch over it, while I beg my
living. I couldn't give it away, if I should
try, for neither honest citizen nor highwayman would accept it or meddle with it for
anything. Those brothers nre safe. Even
if I lose their bill, or burn it, they are still
safe, because they can stop payment, and
the Bank will make them whole; but meantime, I've got to do a mouth's suffering
without wages oi profit���unless I help win
that liet, whatever it may be, and get that
situation that I am promised. I should
like to get that -, men of their sort have
situations in their gift that are worth having.
I got to thinking a good deal about that
situation. My hopes began to rise high.
Without doubt the salary would be largo.
It would begin in a mouth ; after that I
should be all right. Pretty soon I waa
feeling first rate. By this time I was
tramping the streets again. The Bight of
a tailor-shop gave me a sharp longing to
shed iny rags, and to clothe myself decently once more. Could I afford it ? No I had
nothing in the world but a million pounds.
So I forced myself tr go on by. But soon
I was drifting back again. The temptation
persecuted me cruelly. I muat have passed
that shop back and forth aix times during
that manful struggle. At last 1 gave in ;
I bad lo. I asked if they had a misfit suit
that had been thrown on their hands. The
fellow 1 spoke to nodded his head toward
another fellow and gave mo no answer. I
went to tiie indicated fellow, and he indicated another fellow with his head, and no
words.   I went to him, and he said:
" Tend to you presently."
I waited till he was dono with what he
was at, then he took mo into a hack room,
and overhauled a pile of rejected suits,
and selected the rattiest oue for me. I put
it on. It didn't lit, and wasn't in any way
attractive, but it was new, and I was anxious to have it; 'so I didn't liml any fault,
but said with some diffidence :
t would be an accommodation to me
if you could wait some days for the money.
1 haven't any small change about me."
The fellow worked up a most sarcastic
expression of countenance, and said :
"l)h, you haven't? Well, of course, I
didn't expect it. I'd only expect gentlemen
like you to carry large'change,"
I was nettled and said '
" My friend, you shouldn't judgo a
strangor by the clothes he wears, 1 am
quite able to pay for this suit ; I simply
didn't wish to put you to tho trouhlo of
changing a large note."
Ho modified his sly lea littio at that, and
aaid though still with something of an
" I didn't mean any pirtlcular harm, but
as long as rebukes are going, I might say
it wasn't quite your affair lo jump to the
conclusion that wc couldn't change auy
note that you might happen lo lie carrying
around.    Ou the contrary, we mil,"
I handed the note to him, ami said :
"Oh, very well - 1 apologize.
He received it with u smile, one of those
large smiles which goes ull around over,
aud has folds in it, and wrinkles, and
spirals, anil looks like tho place where you
havo thrown a brick in a pond ; and then
in the act of his taking a glimpse of the hill
thia smile froze solid, and turned yellow,
and looked liko those wavy, wormy spreads
of lava whicli you find hardened on little
levels on the side of Vesuvius. I never
before saw a smile caught like that and
perpetuated. The man stood there holding
lhe bill, aiid looking like that, and the
proprietor hustled up to sen what was the
matter, mid said briskly :
" Wall, what's up? what's the trouble'
what's wanting?"
1 said : "There isn't any trouble. I'm
waiting for my change."
" Gome, come; get him his change, Tod
" get him his change."
Tod retorted: "Get him his change!
It's easy lo Bay, sir ; but look at the bill
Tho proprietor took a look, gave u low,
eloquent whistle, then made a dive for the
pile of rejected clothing, and began tosnatch
it this way and that, talking all thu time
excitedly, and as if to himself:
'��� St-ll an eccentric millionaire such an unspeakable suit as that! Tod's a fool���-a born
fool. Always doing something like this.
Drives   every millionaire   away from lh|g
things the way we���that is, the way they'
there I trousers all right, they fit you to a
charm, sir; now th-* waistcoat; aha, right
again ! now the coat���lord! look at that,
now! Perfect���the whole thing! I never
aaw such a triumph in all my experience."
I expressed my satisfaction.
" Quite right, sir, quite right; it'll do tor
a makeshift, I'm bound to say. But wait
till you see what we'll get. up for you on
your own measure, Como, Tod, book and
pen ; got at it. Length of leg, 39 "���and so
on. B-ifore 1 could get in a word he had
measured me, and was giving orders for
dressing-suits, morning-suits, shirts, and all
sorts of things. When I got a chance I
But, my dear air, I can't give these
orders, unless you can wait indefinitely, or
change tbe bill."
"Indefinitely! It'sa-weak word, air, a
weak word. Eternally��� that's the word,
sir. Tod, rush these things through, and
send them to tho gcutluiiinn's address without any waste of time. Lot thu minor customers wait. Set down the gcntlemau's
address ami-���"
' I'm changing :ny quarters. I will drop
in ami leave the uow address,"
'Quite right, sir, quite right. One moment���let me bIiow you out, sir. There-
good day, sir, good day."
Well, don't you seo what was hound to
happen? I drilled naturally into hu* ing
whatever I wanted, and asking for change.
Within a week I wassuiiiptuuiisly equipped
with all needful comforts aud luxuries, and
was housed in an expensive private hotel in
Hanover Square, I took my dinners there,
but for brink fast I stuck by Harris's humble
feeding-house, where I had got my first
meal ou my million-pound bill. 1 was thc
making of Harris. The fact had gone all
abroad that the foreign crank who carried
million-pound bills in his vest-pocket was
the patron saint of the place, That was
enough, From being a poor, struggling,
little hiind'lo mouth enterprise, it had be-
come celebrated, ami overcrowded with customers. Harris was so grateful that he
forced loans upon me, und would not be
denied; and so, pauper as I was, I had
money to spend, ami wus li vim.* like the rich
and the groat. I judged thulthere was going to be a crash by and by, hut 1 was in,
now, and must swim across or drown. You
see there was just that element of impend
ing disaster to give a serious aide, a sober
side, yes, a tragic side, to a state of things
which would otherwise have been purely
ridiculous, In the night, in the dark, the
tragedy part was always to the front, and
drawing-room, whetting up for dinner, and
coldly inspecting the late comers,  lhe servant announced :
" Mr. Lloyd Hastings."
(TO tt rONTlNt'ED).
always warning, always threatening ; and
ao I moaned and tossed, and sleep was hard
to find. But in the cheerful daylight the
tragedy element faded out aud disappeared,
and I walked on air, and was happy to
giddiness, to intoxication, you may say.
And it was natural ��� for I had become one
of the notorieties of the metropolis of the
world, and it turned my head, not just u
little, but a good deal. You could not take
up a newspaper, Knglish, Scotch, or Irish,
without finding in it one or more references
to the " vest-pocket million-pounder" and
his latest doings and sayings. At first, in
these mentions, I was at the bottom of the
personal-gossip column ; next, I was listed
above the knights, next above the baronets,
next above the barons, and eo on, and bo
on, climbing steadily, as my notoriety augmented, until I reached the highest altitude
possible, and there I remained, taking precedence of all dukes nut royal, and of all
ecclesiastics except the primate of all England. But mind, this was nntfauie ; as yet
I had achieved only notoriety. Then mine
the climaxing stroke ���tho accolade, so to
speak���which in a single instant transmuted the perishable dross ot notoriety into the
enduring gold of fame: " Punch " caricatured me ! Yoa, I wns a made man now ;
my place was established, I might be
joked about .still, bui reverently, not hilariously, not rudely : 1 could be smiled at, but
not laughed at. The time for that had
gone by. " Punch " pictured me all a-flutter with rags, die ering with a beef-eater
for the Tower of London. Well, you can
imagine how it was with a young fellow
who had never been taken notice of before,
and uow all of asudden couldn't say a thing
that wasn't lakci up and repeated everywhere; couldn't stir abroad without constantly overhearing ttio remark dying from
'ip to lip, " There ho goes ; that's him 1"
louldll't take his breakfast without a crowd
to look on; couldn't appear iu an opera-
box without concentrating there the Bro of
a thousand lorgnettes. Why, I just swain
in glory alt day long-that is the amount of
You know, I even kept my old suit of
rags, and every n>w and then appeared in
them, ao as ti have the old pleasure of buying trilles, and being insulted, and then
shooting tho scoffer dead with the million-
pound bill. But I couldn't keep that up.
The illustrated papera mado the outfit so
familiar that when I wont out iu it I was
at once recognized and followed by a crowd,
mid if I attempted a purchase the man
would oiler mu bis whole shop on credit
before I could pull ir.y note on him.
About, the tenth day of my fame 1 went
to fulfil my duty to my flag by paying my
respects to the American minister, He received me with the enthusiasm proper in
my case, upbraided mc for being bo tardy
in my duty, and said that thero was only
one way to get. his forgiveness, and that
was to take the Bent at bis dinner party
that night made vacant by the illness of
one of his guests. 1 said 1 would, and we
got to talking. It turned out lhat he und
my father had been sohoolmitos in boyhood, Yale -Undents together later, ami
always warm friends up to iny father's
ileal)!. So then ho required mo to put in
it bis house- all the odd time I might have
to spare, and I was very willing, of course.
In fact I was more than willing; I was
glad. When the crash should come, he
might somehow be able lo save mo from
total destruction ; I didn't know how, but
he might think of a Way, maybe. I couldn't
venture to unbosom myself to htm at Miniate date, a tiling which 1 would have been
piick lo do in the beginning of this awful
mreer of mine in London. No, I couldn't
venture It now : I was in loo deep ��� that is,
too deep for me lo bu Hiking revelations to
so new A frlentl, though not yet clear beyond iny depth, as / looke I nt it. Ileeauie,
yon see, with all my borrowing, 1 was
carefully keeping within my moans -I moan
within my salary. Of course I couldn't
jt-ftoiu what my salary was goltifi to be, but
1 bad a good enough basis for mi estimate
in the faot that, if I won the hot, I was to
have tholes of any situation in that rich old
gentleman'a gift provided I was competent
���and I should certainly prove competent ;
I hadn't any doubt about that. And as to
thc bet, I wasn't worrying about that; I
had always been lucky. Now, my cslimato
of the salary wis six hundred In a thousand
a year ; say, six hundred for tho first year;
and so ou up year by year, till I struck the
upper figure by proved merit. At present
I was only in debt for my first year's salary.
Everybody had boon trying to lend me
money, but I ha 1 fought oil' the most of
thom on onc pretext or another ; so thia indebtedness represented only i'.'HJO borrowed
money, the other if300 represented my keep
mid my purchases. I believed my second
year's salary would carry tne through the
rest of the month if 1 went on being cautious
and economical, and I Intended to look
sharply out for that. My month ended,
my employer back from his journey, I
should lie all right once more, for I should
at once divide the two years' salary among
my creditors by assignment and gnt right
down to my work.
It was a lovely dinner-party of fourteen.
The Duke and bootless of Sin
ThfSlur-r of lhe lal. -I Churl From lhe I'.*.
Ilyili-o-'ni'-lil'- Ullli-e.
The maivels, mysteries, and tragedies of
the aea for the last tive years ure told in the
unemotional language of the statistician in
tho latest chart of the U.S. Hydrographic
Ollico. The chart is not altogether an artistic
creation, but it has probably more startling
information on it than any other square
yard of paper ever printed. Its upper half
is filled with red curlycues aud criss-crosa
liuoa which represent tho erratic drift of
famous derelicts. All parts of tho coast,
from Maine tu the stormy Cape Hatteras,
aro plentifully speckled iu red. Evory
crimson dot rliowa where a sailing vessel
camo to grief. There are a few blue dots,
which mark the placo where steamers have
foundered or have been dashed to pieces.
The wreck cbarl is nearly surrounded by
piintod statistics. Tbey help the student of
iho chart to appreciate lhe dingers ot the
main. They ray that "the most reliable
statist ics show an average annual total loaa
of 9,172 vessels with IiI.IhOO lives In the commerce of the world, '1 he estimated valge of
the vessels and cargoes lost is about $100,-
000,000, The dots and the curlycues show
where 950 vessels were wrecked on the
Atlantic eoaatof Nnrtli America, together
with the positions of .132 abandoned vea-
sels.-^f which 180 were frequently reported
and have their drift tracks plotted as far as
the limits of the chart will permit. In ad-'
dition to these the monthly pilot charts and
weekly bulletins show.that there were in this
same region and period 025 derelicts which
could not be identified,
"These025unknown with the 332 known
derelicts make a total of !)*i7 derelicts during the five years, or an average of 10 for
each month. The table of the drift derelicts
indicates, as far aa can bo estimated from
the number of days these derelicts were
floaling, that the average time a derelict remains afloat is about thirty days, so that it
is evident that there are at least 10 derelicts
constantly afloat in this region. This average is doubtless underestimated, since it is
baaed only on definite reliable reports, and
no doubt thero aro many more which were
not reported or were not seen. The pilot
chart for February, Isil'i, shows 45 derelicts
afloat in the North Atlantic, 25 of which
were iu the vicinity of the tracks of the
transatlantic steamers."
The wreck chart shows that there were
.'IS collisions with derelicts from Jan. 10,
1887, to Dec. 4, 1891, or an average of nearly S a year. Ten steamships collided with
derelicts. Only one, the (ilenrath, was so
badly damaged that she sank. The number
of derelicts has increased steadily yoar by
year. There were iu 1HS8 eighty-two of
the unidentified waifs; in 1890, 140; in
1S91, 172. In regard to the unidentified
derelictH, the hydrographer, writes:
" Thty include all the reports of vessels
floating bottom up, floating hulks without
masts, and abandoned vessets with masts
atanding, indicating the rig, but not establishing the identity. There are many reports of known derelicts not recognized by
the vessels making tho report, but which
were evidently the known derelict because of the date and position seen. When
several reports of unrecognized vessels are
for the same time and place, it ia assumed
to be the same one,"
In the list of abandoned vessels there are
many, mostly lumber-laden American
schooners, that have drifted from 1,000 to
more than 5,000 miles. Among these are
the American schooner \V. L. White, which
was abandoned on March 13, 1SSS, the day
after the blizzard. In her cruise of ten
mor tin and ten days she cruised ,"i,!110 miles
aud finally drifted on the shore of oue of
tho Hebrides. The Wyer Q. Sargent, also
a lumber carrier, which was last sighted,
a mere shell, ou Dec. 0. IS9I, waa one year
and nine mnntha drifting. She was al-an-
lionet oil' Hatteras on .March 31, 1891, with
S'2C,000 worth of mahogany under her decks.
She cruised 5,501) miles, mostly in the Sargasso Sea. Some of her cargo drifted
on the shores of thc Azores, and was sold
by auction. 'I he schooner Ethel M. Davis
drifted 4,400 miles, the DaviJ W. Hunt 4,-
S00 miles, and the Fannie !���'. Woolston,
which is Btill iu fair condition, bothering
the navigators, had, up to Dec. LI, 1892,
cruised "1,400 miles.
A Pair of Old Bhoes-
When tho curtains are drawn and tho b.ib>'-
And the older hoy dreams cu his couch up
the stair.
While the cloud--nnd tho moonbeams aro jday-
tng bo-peep.
Then a truce tothc day's wearystrtlggle with
And welcome, tried friend, -sturdy toe to the
True' comforter,    welcome, dear easy    old
Though two. ye nre one, O most matchless, of 	
And oft,9 thrust m satchel, have traveled fl��w *-**?W May be Served.
VTheiu'condemned to do penance for earlier   ���lu !!heae e.ar|>" "Prjng days the housekeen
ain--, er puts much dependence upon eggs as rood,
The poor feet have ached in the rich palace   and by a fine economy of nature it is at this
practical, and have too much common sense
shown tn their education not io bo able to
turn their hand, if need be, to anything, without iu the very least detracting
from their position. Therefore, iu dealing
with servants, for Instance,  yon  having
taught your daughter the common rules of
health as applied to herself, show her also
how to take charge of those under her care
and to give every consideration for their,
comfort and well-being, a kindness and
tboughtfuloes-3 Hint none hut the vulgar
and presuming  would ridicule or impose
A Race Hon
How blissful the moment,'when reckless to
The pilgrim in torture drew forth tiie old
shoes !
Vn were now long ago, and In dignified state.
All glossy and spotloss, closo lilting and
No mortal hnd ventured lo pre-age your fate,
Loose-jointed, and jolly, and hopelessly bin;
\ct never till now a blithe theme for the
O beautiful, lovable pair of old shoes I
Though business may vox with its ups nud Its
Though ships may delay and though bills be
..���. PMtponqq,
hull man. let his homo bo iu Hold** or In towns,
.Finds often n wearisome trouhlo condoned.
when, easy chair waiting, life's roio-ttnted
lie! urn with the advent of homoly old shoe.-..
Como, wife, drop the   mending, nnd sit by my
Let us build us a castle, my sweet ono. In
For our love grows ihe stronger, whatoverlbe
And wo urologclher, forsuiMhlno or raln-
And somehow the glamour'twere ruin  to lose
Comes bail*, when I reach for these easy old
���[Margaret K. Sangater-    i
, ,        ���     , .    , ,,    -    ....      .    i ...�� ."...v ��..,. W--UKU1.U,  .....lllch, and
place,  Iwoause he can't tell ft millionaire their   daughter   tlm   Lady   Aniio-Gnuo.
from a tramp, and never could. All, hero s Eloanor-CeleiU-and-SO-forth-dB-BollUll, Iho
the thing I m after, l'lcase get those thinga ]*al.[ Rim Oeuntcss of Newgale, Vlsoount
ofl, sir; and throw them in the fire.   Domejohnipilde, Lord   and   Lady lllatliorsklto,
Swing* Open tbe "Eis- Gate."
The emperor of China lias uf late taken
some important steps In dress reform.
Formerly no foreigner was permitted to
look upon the face of the celestial monarch,
who was sedulously veiled from worldly
eyes, nor WM any foreign potentate permitted lo ad res* the imperial divinity except
thrmigli a third person. Moreover, even
the greatest of foreign dignitaries were
obliged lo enter the royal grounds tlirongh
lhe " small gate,*' as a mark of inferiority.
But recently the Itritish minister and one
or two other dignituries have been permitted to meet the emperor face to face, in exception tn the rulo that has prevailed for
centuries, and were even allowed to outer
the "big gate." This shows that China's
nipeior has determined not to be bo much
hedged iu by divinity in the future. The
opening ofthe "big gate" ia undoubted
proof that his celestial majesty has heard of
the advent of hoop skirls nnd doe- not, pro-
irae lo forego the calls of distinguished
ladies from abroad, even lor the sake nf u
time-honored tradition.���[Boston Globe,
Celestial Vision-
Near Traulnuait, Hobeinia, a girl named
ChristInB Rlngel wai gathering mushrooms
ilia wood, when tthnsawa tall lady in black.
who proclaimed herself "the messenger of
I in.I, Suhsei|iieully ahe appeared in gruy
and white costume*'.    On the latter occasion
sho descended straight down from heaven,
Sho said that she came on earth lo protec
men whenever Qotl wished to punish them.
Christine wna a good girl, Taking the
vision at bur word,  alio   asked   that   the
village smith might be cured of his gout,
and, according   lo lhe peasants, Iho boon
was granted.   Next the nineteenth century
comes into thfl tale. The proprietor nf the
spot railed oil the wood with a view to a
pilgrimagechapel and ailmi<*sioi> fee. Hoping, it appears, to decide finally whether
there was money in it or not tho pariah
priest arranged a meeting on the spot last
week. Christine, tlio elders of the pariah,
a force of gendarmes ami some thousands
of spectators' went together to the wood.
Tho girl looked in rapture toward the sk)
and murmured incoherently. The crowd is
aaid Io have been moved to tenra, but we
must lie allowed our doubts about ihe gendarmes, 	
On the Shopping Plan-
" Is this whore I can send a telegram?"
asked the lady of the clerk in the telegraph
o Iii ce.
������ Yes, ma'um."
" How much does it cost!"
*' Where to ma'am T"
" To Aurora."
" Depends ou llie number of words,
" And will it get there, anrc t"
" Yes, ma'uin."
"Tbe same day:"
" Yes, ma'un."
'And if 1 send  ilday after to-morrow
morning it would   get   there   lhnt   after
"Certainly, ma'am."
"Well, 1 wanted to be sure about it   if I
lend one, l hat's all    Hood-day,'
Courtesy to Childran-
Unconsciously, perhaps, we lake a bit of
honest pride unto ourselves in practicing
with exact nicety all the littio and big courtesies that go to make up refined living. It
is natural and pleasant to ua and not nt all
a duty. It may be we even deny ourselves
the brusquencsaand "camradrie"admissible
between ourselves and our intimate friends,
because they are incompatible with our ideal
of true refinement. Such a thing as rudeness
to any livingsoul sends well-bred diudders
up and down our proper spinal columns���
and, though we are willing to confe-ss ourselves mortal, we are far from willing lo
admit that wc over wittingly forget our
"manners"! If any bold individual, then,
wero to intimate that we were not always
courteous to our little men and women iu
the homo nursery���what then ? Not polite
to our own children���our babies I Well,
maybe it would take all our Christian
strength to bo polite to that " bold individual" after that I Suppose we do not call
it lack of courtesy to the woe ones��� we will
give it s gentler name than that, and so
"let ourselves down" more easily.
I believe it ia true that we too often use
up our courteous worda and manners among
our grown-up friends���those' older than we
and altogether deserving of civility and respect and those with whom we mingle more
intimately. We seem to have bo much use
for our polite stores abroad, and, really, so
little need of them at home in the rush and
business ol hum-drum life. It takes so
much more time to say, "please Johnnie
bring the scissors to mamma" than it does
to say "Johnnie I bring me the scissors I"
HesideB they are ours���the babies, Cod
bless them. Thoy Iwlong to us���we have a
perfect right to say to Km ily, "Co," and
she goeth, and to Jane, '��� Come," and she
cometh, And we get bo used tr* sending the
little trut'gera hither and yon for ns, all day
long, with acnrcely ever a word of thanks
or a gentle "If you please, dear."
If we were to begin this way, and when
the sciasors are needed, were to aay, "Want
to do an errand for mamma, little lady?
Will yon please run for mamma's scissora?"
and when tho scissors were brought, if we
were to Bay, "Thank you , dear " or " You
aro kind lo mamma ���well, I think we
should see our reward for tbe bit of unusual courtesy in lhe little lady's own blue
oyes. How pleased aud "grown-up" she
would feel 1
Lot the wee errnnd-goors feel that they
aro conferring a little favor on mamma, not
doing something because they've "got to."
Let it be a delight to them to feel lhat they
arc helping anil you will see how willing
tbe little feet are to run, and how glad the
little faces look. I know about it, you sec,
for there is u little face that laughs up into
my face a dozen times a day���"helping
mamma." When her bit ladyship was very
small it was one of her great joys and privileges to "he'p keo up " after baby's bath,
and the soap and the powder were carried
safely and proudly to their places���and then
would come the coveted "thank you " or,
maybe, the " mamma's littio helper " that
would fill the littio cup of joy brimming
Why should wo not aay " please " and
" thank you " to the children 1 Their tiny
rights anil prerogatives aro just as important as our Ing ones. Indeed,there ia more
need of remembering them, for the little
folks cannot stand up for their *; Ights as wc
can, aud there is the need of our doing it for
them. Wc aro constantly hearing mothers
and fathers "ordering" their children about.
Shameful! we think, and then why do we
not fall to wondering if wo may not be
doing tbo same thing in our own peculiar
fashion and in greater or leas degree 1 We
never dream wc are ordering about thc
Httlo mon and women���but are we not after
all'.' Anyway it can do us uo harm to take
heed unto our way���put on our glasses
awhile and look closely into all the corner.
and crevices.
Make Housekeepers Of Tour Daughter.*
If yon wish them to mako good wives.
Silly mothers make bad iustruutressea of
llieir daughters, nnil there are few things
moro deplorable than the bride, who on
settling down iu her new home is utterly
helpless either to uinnagL her house or Her-
vanta. Thou arise lhe first ki-'ih of discontent on the part of tho husbiind, who naturally has a very good right to expect the
girl he marries is lit for thn position she has
undertaken. 1 really cannot help feeling
sorry fin a man thus disillusioned. What
a look out for the rest of his married life to
have so very incapable a helpmeet, for say
whal you will a mail's affection is reached,
ami kepi, mainly through his creature coin-
foils. So a good mother will early show
her daughter how lo order ami choosomoat,
llsh, poultry, vegetables���and, m fact, all
the necessaries of daily life. The -,irl .vill
be taught how to keep the household accounts, and to pay tho tradesmen's bills; to
have the meals properly cooked an I
sent in, and, if necessary, to tench the cook
how to manage this, it is a proud position
for a girl to be set at the head of affairs,
and she should realise her responsibilities.
Her eye must be nlso on the appenrnnce of
her rooms as well ar- on the look of herself
and her costume. Kach department in tho
bouse must he thoroughly well done, and
if adei-iinte wages are given to the servants
and n comfortable home provided, there is
no reason why this should not occur. I
have heard a girl say before now,
" I will never marry n man who cannot
keep me well." Certainly no man hia tho
right to bring tlio girl lie loves into a poorer
or harder condition of life than that to whleh
she ban been accnsltimed. Union the girl's
aide this does not mean that she is tosit in a
smart frock doing nothing all day but a little
useless fancy wont, whilst she leaves horlius-
band's comfort In houso and table tosomo low-
class servant. By ninny girls whose mothers
have put ft wrong estimation of social position beforet hem this style oft hini-is considered the sign ol belngfllftdy, Unfortunately, itis SO for from the true state of the ease
that It is only underbred, not lo say vulgar,
people who would think so, and none a sign
of tlio very opposite extreme. Thoroughbred Women of the present day are notably
season thut they are freshest nnd most
abundant. Some chosen receipts to vary
their serving will, therefore, have special
interest ,-
Poached egga are the most delicate of the
simpler methods of serving eggs. A deep
saucepan should be used and the water
should reach the boiling point before the
egg is carefully dropped iu. Some cooks
squeeze not moro than two or threo drops of
lemon juice into the water and always use
a teaspoonful of sail. A full minute Bhould
poach the eggautticiontly.wheu it is lifted out
witb the skimmer and laid upon the square
of toast already prepared on a hot platter.
Somo of tho be*it chefs claim that the poaching pan, to do half a do/en eegs at once,
does not insure the samo perfection to each
as win n thoy are dono separately. Kggs
may be poached in an almost perfect sphere
by giving to tho water a rapid rotary
motion with a spoon or fork ami dropping
the egg in tho heart of the whirlpool thus
Friei eggs done in olive oil will be found
more delicate than where lard or butter la
used. The oil should be of ihe bosi quality
and very little suffices, Twotahlespootifula
will fry four eggs ; heat ttie oil thoroughly
and drop the eggs in very carefully. Contrary to the accepted idea, the best authorities advise turning a fried egg. Cook not
more than twenty seconds nn one side, then
deftly turn witli a pancake turner mid cook
the same length ot time on the other side.
Serve on a folded napkin on a hot platter
garnished with a bit of water cress.
Stuffed eggs with sardines ia an appetizing luncheon dish. Boil three eggs till hard,
shell them, cut in halves, and remove the
yolks carefully ; put them in a mortar with
three or four sardines drained from the oil,
akinncd, nnd the centre bones removed, a
little butter and n dust of red pepper;
pound till amooth ; refill the whites with thc
mixture, cut off tho tips so that they will
aland firm, and serve each on a diamond of
tried or toasted bread.
The secret of scrambled egga ia not to
boat them before cooking, to have a hot
skillet, and to take them oil" whilo they are
yot very soft; they cook a half minute after
they are taken oil', which many cooks do
not allow for. A dash of lemon juice juat
as they are going to the table in a hot dish
is an a'ddition.
Eggs in cups.���Butter some small china
cups, and sprinkle them with chopped
parsley. Put in each a teaapocnfnl of
browned butter and a little chopped mushroom. Break in a fresh egg, sprinkle with
more mushroom, and a trifle more of the.
browned butter, and cook in the oven or on
the range until done. Butter may be
browned by putting a piece the size of a
large walnut in a clean skillet und letting
it heat till it takes on a brown color. A
dash of lemon juice preserves it, und it may
be used iih required.
Egg balls ire a dainty luncheon dish and
not bo much trouble aa the receipt ia long.
Pound the yolka of four hard-boiled egga
with a piece ot butter the aiz.e of a walnut,
a pinch of pepper, salt, and curry powder.
rJivide into six portions nnd shape into
round cakes or pats about the size of a
twenty-five-cent piece, but thicker. In tho
centre of each stand an olive,. and serve
garnished with wator cress. To add lo the
flavor of the dish the olives may he prepared as follows : Remove tho stones and fill
with a bit of pounded anchovy, putting a
caper ou the top. Half an hour before they
will bo required stand tl.em in a small dish
ami cover with salad nil mixed with a little
lemon juice. Let them drain a moment on
mpcr before they are put on the egg pats,
f the stoned olives arc used this marinading
ia au improvement. These egg balls make
an appetizing luncheon course, sent round
with loasl in golden brown slices nnd butter.
Omelet with vegetables is a change from
the usual list. Several kinds of cenked
vegolublrs���peas, bent.s,cariots,nspnragus���
aro mixed, the large ones being first cm
into dice, and stirred lightly with llie eggs
after they aro beaten. The omelet ia then
made in the usual way, and served resting
ou a layer of the vegetables saved out for
that purpose.
Tried Heoeipts-
Baked Spring Lamb.���Wipe a quarter
of lamb with a damp towel, put in a baking
pan and dredge with pepper nmi salt, add a
cupful of boiling water, set in a hot oven
and baste every ton minutes ; lot cook fifteen minutes to every pound ; serve with
mint sauce.
Mint Sauce.���Chop a hunch of fresh min*
fine, mix with n tablcapoonfut of siiL'nr, n
pinch of salt and pepper, rub well together,
and add half a cupful of vinegar, with n
aqneeze of lemon juice.
Lettuce Salad,-���Wash and shake dry
two largo beads of lettuce, pull apart, put in
a salad-bowl and pour over a teacupful of
plain salad-dressing.
Asparagus. ���Wash two   bunches    of aa-
[utragus, put in a saucepan, cover with
Killing waler, addalon-ipnonfulof salt, and
lot conk until tender; take up, drain, put
in a heated dish, and pour over melted
Macaroni. ���Break half a pound of macaroni into small pieces, put in a saucepan
and cover well with water ; add a teaspoonful of salt, let boil rapidly for halt au hour,
drain, put back in the kettle, add o pint of
soup stock j rub a lahlor-pooful of butter
nmi two of flour together, put in the uuin-
aroni and stir until thick.
Potato Pie, ���Boil four large potatoes
until done, rub through a sieve; ton pint
of the mashed potatoes add two tablepoon-
fuls of butter, n tflactipflll of sugar, two
pints of sweot milk uud a teaspoonful uf extract of lemon ; line ple-psnswith pull'paste,
fill with the mixture nnd  bake.
Tea Cakes. ���Bent the yolks of nix OL'gH,
add one  pound of  sugar, half  a  pound   of
butter, one pound ot Hour, ttyoteaspoonfuls
baking-powder, with sweet milk to make
soft dough : roll thin, out in small cakes
and bake ina very quick oven, .Make icing
of tho beaten whites of three eggs, a large
teacupful of sugar and two teaspoonfuls of
extract of cinnamon I spread over the top*
of tlio tea-cakes, and set in a coo], dry pluo-
to harden.
Cornstarch Cake, No. L���Four eggs, one
half cupful of milk, one-half cupful of butter, OHO Ollpftll of Sllgar,   one and  one-half
cupfulsof llour.oue-half eiiplul of cornstarch,
two teaspoonfuls of linking powder.
Cornstarch Cake, No, 2,-��� Whites of six
eggs (well beaten) one and onr--half cupfuls
of sugar, tbe same of Hour, one-half otipfhl
of cornstarch, one-third cupful of butler,
one-third cupful of milk, one and one-half
teaspoonfuls of linking powder.
Berry Cako.��� One pint of Hour, one cupful of sugar, one egg, one and one-half tea
spoonfuls of baking powder, butter llie size
of nn egg, salt, one-half pint of blueberries,
made scft with milk, about one cupful.
Perfectly Raro.
Littio (lirl���"Thai's the second time
your mamma has called yon,"
Little Hoy [busy playing) - " I know,"
Little Qirl���" Won't she whip yon if you
don't go,"
Lii iii' Hoy���" No, slu 's pot company and
she'll say |  'He's been   real deaf since lie
had ihe measles, poor little fellow.' "
id itimi in: Times, i *.���'���'.'!
In I. a ii--nil--''.
In maps of the seveiitccth century there
were sometimes written across the islands
known as Tierrs Del Fuego the words "Can-
dftli homines hie," which means something
like "men here have tails," and the belief
that the Fuegians are monsters iris not
passed away altogether. Travelers have
vied with each other in crying down the
islanders, but D. R. O'SulHvan has been
mere successful in heaping abuse en that
people thai, bis predecessors,because he has
had better opportunities for studying thora,
and his awrn was so sincere that he exclaimed, after repeated efforts had been
made hy the savages to replenish their
larders with the bodies of O'SulUviin nnd
bis comp.iuions, "Since I have como to know
about the true conditions and circumstances
of these wretched Fuegians, I cannot,
tied it iu my heart to condemn them
for trying lo get a little 'long pig.'"
Mr. O'Sulltvan's party was cast upon one
of thc larger Islands and forced to remain
for three months, during whioh time tho
white men suffered muoh from hunger nnd
cold, although thc attacks of the natives
were easily repulsed. O'Snllivau 1ms studied thoforuuuon, Hon, nnd fauna of tho islands,   but what lie snys about the pooplfl Is
perhaps of most general iuterest, Tho
meu average a trifle over 6 feet in height,
Their bodies are tar larger that the size of
iho bend ami limbs wnrrnnt, As they have
almost no clothing, tocy pass much timo
bonding over tires, and thus, neouiro u itOOp,
which increnscs with years, lor the same
reason diseases ol the eye are disgustingly
common. Tho people know nothing of agriculture, and are, tho writer says, itill in
the stone age. Fishhooks nre unknown-,
the line js fastened around lhe bait, and
art is carried on in this fashion i
Th�� Qsherwoman lemii ever the -side of
the canoe nmi watches until ihefuh has pot
a firm hold oi the bsjt, Then, before it lias
time to loosen it-3 teeth from thetough morsel, she jerks it clear nut of thn water, seizes
it with her disengaged hand, disembowels it
with her teeth, nnd strings it on a twig."
Mr. O'Sutlivan onco saw ":��� woman, quite
nude, paddling a canoe and endeavoring to
protect wilh her own person from the snow,
which was falling in heavy flakes, the naked
body of her baby, while her lord and master
wrapped in a skin cloak, sat warming himself ovor thc lire omidship-)," The "cloak,"
however, it is later explained, was onlya
piece of un tanned skin, reaching from tho
'high to tho small ofthe back, and this in a
climate like that of northern Scotland, At
last there is a word of praise for tho poor
islanders, The Fuegfftu language contains
30-000 words and makes use of twenty more
vowels than the English. From which tho
writer conclueds :
And it would appear as if this extraordinary languagao is the one solitary beiitagu
of this race ftom au ancestry of much higher civilization. * * * It is most likely
that they nre tho remnants of a people which
formerly dwelt in the broad plains of the
adjoining continent, but were gradually
forced farther south by the more powerful
The New British Coinage-
A new set of gold ami silver pieces is to
be coined al the Royal Mint, to be issued as
lawful money current in the United King-
lorn of ('rent Britain and lit land, nnd us
soon as tho proclamation is fully published
in the colonies tho use of thc old patterns
nt tho mints will cense. Thu authorities iu
���barge of British coinage have evidently
Iccidcd that the art ol engraving is uot
what it was iu tho days of line gems and
cameos ; and, at all ovenls, coins cannot be
aa artistic aa medals, ainco coins must admit
of piling, and are limited, thciefore, to salient figures wilh alow relief.
For the first timo since tho act of 1870 the
Queen exercises her authority to place upon
the cnluagn indicating that sho is Fmprcsa
ot India. The Inscription Will read, " Victoria Dei Cra. Briit. Roglna Fid. Def. Ind.
Imp." The addition of the last two words,
the abbreviation of " Indorumlmperatrix,"
ia entirely new, The value of each coin is
plainly designated in ISnglish. Theioverse
of the new florin hears three shields instead
of four, one each for England, Scotland and
Inland. On the present coin England has
two of the four shields. Two scepters, instead of four, arc retained, and the emblems
���rose, thistle nnd shamrock���which hud
disappeared from tiie 1887 florin, arerestor-
cd. Tbe ornamentation of ihc 2-shllliug
piece is still florid, the public having become
accustomed to Iho piece, and the shilling ro-
scmblos it more than formerly. The double
florin, or '2 shilling piece, which was one of
the jubilee coins, has proved a failure, und
will be dropped. As cases are on record
where new farthings have been accepted us
gold coins, the use of St. George will bo
limited to lhe gold :oins.
Ono feature common to all thc coins,from
the ��5 gold piece to the silver Maundy
penny, is the absolute identity, though on a
llfferent scale, of the Queen's head on the
obverse side. The crown so much criticized
on the old coins has disappeared. In place
of il the Queen wears a state tiara of diamonds, whicli covers the front part of tho
head only, ami from it flows a gracefully
leaped veil. The ornaments arc the Carter
star, a pear-drop pear] can-ing an i la diamond
necklace There Is n strong resemblance
to the head ou several medals and ou certain colonial coins.
In those days the nrtist supplies only tho
plaster east of coin, and from this model a
working cast is finished, Next an electro
leposit is obtained, and the plate goes
through a delicately constructed rodnciug
lathe. By moans oi this apparatus an accurately reduced copy ol i he model is made,
a pointer, or index finger, attached to a
very sensitive lever traveling over the plate,
while a cutting tool, acting in perfect accord, reproduces, on a smaller scale, tha design upon the surface of a steel punch. Thc
punch serves in turn lo impress a matrix,
and the matrix to mold, under great pressure,   iho din   with   which   tho coins   nre
struck,   At overy stage of this operation
the artists are required lo retouch the design.	
To Parallel the Canadian faoifio-
A \\ iuniii'-g tologram to  Shs New  Vork
Snnsays i������The chief topic here is a proposed new road between Winnipeg nnd
Lake Superior,  paralleling Ilia Canadian
Pacific Men Interested say ihey have
88,000,000 of How York eapltnl ready to
bull 1 lhe line, and lhnt all they wanl is a
guarantee of the local Government to goon
wilh the work.     A   strong   deputation of
olthtons waited on iho Qovernmonl in urge
that body to call a special  meeting of tho
legislature and pass the aid usked. The
scheme   wns  fully   outlined   by which lhe
promoters propose giving to this province
another competing lino to Port Arthur and
Duluth. The intention as stated, is to run
the proposed line from Winnipeg south of
the Canadian Pacific, mpping the Rainy
Kiver country, and Lh rough lo Pott Arthur,
a distance of between 'I"'' and GOO miles. It
is proposed to lltllzo   either thc   Manitoba
Southeastern or Winnipeg Southwestern
charters through tho province to the Lake
of ihe Woods, and also to utilize the charter
of a" company which has power lo run
through-the Rainy River country till the
Port Arthur, Duluth nnd Western is reached,   Tlio now company has mado arrange*
u.enlsfor running over lhe latter lincto
Pori Arthur, Tho connection with the
Poil Arthur ami Duluth Railway will
shortly be completed io tho Zenith City,
ami running power will bo secured over
this line for the entire length of Ihe system
Tho company asks tho uovornment fora
cash bonuso'f 1450,000 on I Hi miles���a raio
of 54,000 per mile. It dues not oak for the
payment of this amount until aftertlio com*
plotion of the lino in 1303. The company
will enter into bond with ihcGovornmcntof
Manitoba to reduce present pram rates li-j
cents per bushel between Winnipeg and
Lake Superior. After hearing Mr. ftwart
and other members of the depuiauon, the
Premier assured the gentlemen thai their
request would be token liil'o consideration
at the first Cahtnel meeting, THE WEEKLY NEWS APRIL.19.1S93.
Published   By M. Whitney 4
Son.   Every Wednesday.
Courtenay, B. C.
On, Y��r    **J��
Six Months      * 25
singioropy  00*
Onclnrl, por j-oat,   $ 10*W
..    ..   m���mh       ';*
elBhthoot. peryoitr     -?W1
fourth    M
��� eok,nor Hub       WW
LoMl uot ice, pur lino           80
Notices of Mirths, Marriages aiul
Deaths.  50cents earl, insertion.
\'o Ailvcrlisitient inserted for less than
50 cents.
WRdnesflay, April 19,1893
Editorial Notes.
The intension nf lhe charter of tbe
Canada Western lias apparently been determined upon, and we hope that gnnd
results muy yet flow from it.but there has
been thus far so much big talk and little
doing lhat il is not deemed safe to count
the railway chickens just yet.
The talk of secession by an insitfnifi.
rant few of the Mamlamlcrs will not
frighten anyone. Ii is mere bluster, hard,
ly worthy of notice. If its object is to
prevent the Government from borrowing
money to erect thi governmental build-
inns it will prove abortive. Nobody is
alraid of wind in this latitude.
The second rcailinp ofthe Home Rule
Hill was moved in the House of Commons
by Mr. Glndston on Thursday April 6th.
Gladstone himself made a notable
speech largely historical, declaring there
was nothing nobler than to sec a nation
deliberate upon the removal of injustice
ami deliberately determine to break with
whatever remained,
Canada and Ausirailia are at last to
be connected by a monthly line nl steamers. Two first class stcamers.each 3,300
tons capacity, capable of carrying 130
Cabin passengers will be employed to
run between Sidney and Vancouver. The
arrangement is for onc year, with a Dominion subsidy of $i25,ooo,subject to renewal for three years. The lirst steamer
will leave Sidney about May 10th, and
make thc trip in 21 days.
The decision of Judge Ricks ofthe U.
���^���circuit court, at Toledo, O., in the case
of the Lake Shore engineers, declaring
lhe Brotherhood of Loccmiotiuc Engineers
a conspiracy, is far reaching. It makes
boycott orders illegal. Men may combine as well as capital, but they must both
use only lawful means to win their ends.
The scenes attending the Pittsburgh
strike, happily are impossible in law lov
inj�� Canada, and if the agents of the
.Sailors Union from the oilier side at
tempt by illegal or violent means to force
their measures tbey soon come to grief
as in the I Sawn more case. In the end all
'bings may be righted by orderly and
peaceful methods. There is one effect
the d:cision may produce which will be
pleasing to thc workingmen and that is
in thc direction of governmental control
The returns as given by Mr. J. Lowe,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and head
of thc Hureau of Statistics shows that
counting Indians and Chinese the Mainland has a considerable preponderance
of population over Yancciivcr Island, but
as regards whites tbe Island has within
900 as many as the Mainland. This will
be unpalatable news for tbe Mamlanders,
who appear to think that they constitute
about all there is of the Province.
The Indians and Chinese ought not to
count in any measure nl Redistribution.
With reference to wraith the Island is
f:ir ahead. Vancouver will some day be
he seat of commercial power for Hritish
Columbia. Let her be c intent with that.
The Capitol will always remain in Vicotria
and from Its halls thfl political destinies
of [be Province will continue to be guided
We hear a good deal of grumbling by
professed intending scalers, about thc
matter of finding suitable Government
land. They call at the land office, Dominion or Provincial, and enquire for land
and arc told that they must look up a
suitable piece and then apply. What
else could they say? The party who
can't do his own looking wouldnt make
a desirable citizen. There is a great deal
of land yet which is suitable for settlement
and anyone with thc proper energy can
find it. What would suit one would not
suit another. Each must make his own
selection. We also hear grumbling about
thc Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railroad
lands; and people talk as though they
were out of their reach. Doubtless sonic
in the neighborhood of the coal mines
arc reserved, but plenty belonging to this
company can jet be gotten by the intend
in*; settler nn easy terms, and some witb"
in four miles of this town on a good road.
While not prairie there i1* land to be
found here which although timbered is
fairlycasy to clear, nf good soil and near
a good market. Let these parties have
done with theirgrumbling.and get amove
on them, Those of us who have gotten
anything have had to hustle for ii, and
why should these fellows expect to have
plumbs put in their mouths?
Hutr tli* H-s-ttlmu Chlniio Catera to the
Cnrlo Cnilulily nf AH ChrlNt��nilum���Th��
CelfiMlali H��\* a K-t-ii l'ji* For lh* Main
Tho secret* of tho '���jofw industry" are
nnfolded in a rt*i>ort by CotiBUl Bedloe
at Amoy to tne State Department
"Amoy and Canton," Dr. Bedloo save,
"are places which abound with curio
dealers and hideous idols, called 'josses.'
They aro manufactured wholesale aud
retail, 'modern' and ���antiques.' orthodox
or to order, as may be desired, "I am
sorry to be obliged to state that much of
the joss business is fraud, pious and
otherwise. The regulation joss is either
a very fat and placid gentleman, with a
large genius for lolling, or a dignified,
virtuous female, with a superfluous number of arms nnd hand--. But these styles
do not suit merchants who desired to astonish their folks at home. Hu, to please
their customers, the Mongolian joss-
maker, with a keen eye for the main
ohanco, turns out un assorted lot of clay,
hobgoblins warranted to freeze the blood
of a small boy or produce hyeteriufl in a
nervous and dyspeptic girl. In this
category comes the man with the tiger
fft-v anil ferocious fangs, tho so-called
'Uod of Hunger,' wbo is only an every-
dav, half-fctarved opium smoker, and the
'Snake God.' who probably is a phase of
delirium tremens. None of these belong
to Chinese art. They are simply 'fakes'
made for the markets of Christendom.
Joss making is very simple. The man*
ufnctnrer's chief stock In trade consists
of wooden nr metal moulds. In these tho
wet clay Is "put into shape and allowed
to dry. It is then touched up, slipped
in molten glaze and allowed to cool. The
average workman can turn out 100 a
day. Tbe day is kaolin, running from
red and gray to snow white, and costs
about lc per pound. Tho glaze is melted
in a small charcoal furnace, similar to
the fold-fashioned soldering furnaces of
retired plumbers. Tho wages of a good
artist vary from 20o. to40o, per day. Tbo
cost of a fair-sized image is about lit:. Ho
sells it for 2c. to a native, and for as
high as !*'������} to the credulous European or
American tourist. The molding, touching aud retouching lire the same in all
the shopB. Tho glueing varies indefinitely,
It may he opaque of any color, transparent, but tinted with any shade desired
or clear and colorless. The best work is
made by painting the clay with heavy
white paint and dipping in the glaze
last described, In another kind of good
work the clay is colored in caustic colors,
kept in the heat until these have set,
nnd then glaze as usual. The Chinese
am very skillful iu this field of labor,
and with fine brushes will turn nut
josses that at lirst sight might bo mistaken for cloisonne,
"Antiques are popular with tho dealers, tia tbey can be planted and dug up
to order from any desired ugo or dynasty
and bring a handsome profit. The simplest is the 'black joss.' It is made by
painting a clay cant with a preparation
of tar, bitumen, shellac or Ningpo varnish, wrapping in several thicknesses of
paper and tiling it in a kiln. According
to the preparation and treatment, you
can obtain a black-brown, red-black,
blue-black or dark-gray product. The
color Bets through, so that a fracture
discloses a very clean and uniform surface. There is little or no vitrification
in this treatment, which makes tbe case
resemble a carving all tbo more. 'Touching' removes any irregularities or defects,
and also adds tho signs of decay which
usually accompany the flight of years.
"Another and very different group of
josses are those carved from wood and
covered with gold and gay colon.. Many
of these are very ancient aud are much
more in demand than the pottery ware.
They are carved with evident skill, and
retain their brightness for years. The
prices are according to size, workmanship, and amount of gold or other decorations covering them. The smallest made
arc but an inch high and bring a few
cents. The largest ure 10 to 12 foet high
and cost ?1S0 to ijtSOO and upwards. In
the larger sizes (say thoso of more than a
foot high) the carving is admirable and
the coloring lifelike and very artistic.
Thore aro four of these largo sized josses
in tho famous temples of Lum-po-do, at
tho entrance of Amoy harbor, and they
produce as imposing nn effect as any
collection of statues in the galleries of
"Josses carved from stone are rare
and dear. Great mandarins pay Fabulous prices for small ones made from
jade; those made of the pale-green and
light-blue shades are much more valuable than tho white, yellow or brown.
Liu, tho former Governor of Formosa,
owns a joss about 8 inches high which
is suid to be fifteen centuries old and to
be worth $10,000. Small ones of 1 to 3
inches high seldom cost loss than tymo to
"The difficulty of cutting tho refractory stone is great and is the chief reason for its high price.
"In Fuchan they mako many josses
out of streatito nnd selenite of various
colors. These aro rather neat and nro
very cheap. The softness of the stone
allows tho dealer to give a newly curved
imngo the appearance of great antiquity
by rubbing it with a little fine sand. An
hour's work removes all shape lines nnd
produces that effect which marks all
ancient Btntuos from tbo Sphinx downward."��� Washington cor. of St. Louis
Union I ivhky
Styles la Ain-ik*.
if Is strange bow snon one becomes
accustomed to and adopts the customs of
the country In which oue BOJourilS. All
our party have gradually come to wuar
native clothing more or lorn
Sealskin boots (hair seal, not the fur
seal), either with the hair on or off tho
upnors and legs, as may bu desired, with
walrus skin soles, worn' with an Insole of
dry grass, wore the first articles ot apparel adopted. They aro the must comfortable I havo ever worn; they aro also
the most clumsy looking.
But one soon forgets about tho appearance, and a person with a pnir of American made leather boots or shoes looks
as much out of place as an Esquimeau
would on the streets of Portland with
his parka (coat), houd and boots on.
It is too warm for us to endure the fur
coats made of reindeer, seal, squirrel,
mink skins, ifcc, but most of the party
are provided with them.
Tbe hoods nro usually attached to the
coat, and are thrown back in warm
weather, leaving tho head exposed.
The winter boots are made of reindeer
and other warm skins, with the fur on,
but are not worn in wet weather. The
hair of the reindeer is as soft as beaver,
and a coat of its material will keep out
the cold moro effectually than ten times
its weight in woollens.
In fact, as I am told by residents, one
cannot wear enough woollens to keep
warm in winter, the weight being too
great. Furs are also a necessity for bed-
ling.���Morning Orogonian,
I'p'ti ami D'-wn'-t at I.lfe.
Mr. McGraw, who was driving a "bobtail car in San Francisco sixteen 'ear-
ago, is to day Governor-elect of thc
State of Washington. This should baa
warning to all bobtail flush tetkera.
-   A N   D   ���
 1 ��� r
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses ard   Rigs for Hire at
.A.1,1,  Times
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 Pine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly  executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
���' Norman   McLeod ?
0     The   iuslly     celebrated $
1) . U
(,  Clydesdale,     will    travel n
0 through the District  this u
0        ' 0
0 R. Grant & L. Mounce.Jj
3 Props. Union, B. C 0
G B Leighton
At tho Bay, Comox, B. C.
Blacksmithing and  Repairing
of ail kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a special y
Nanaimo  Saw  Add
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
\ Iliulnm. I'nus Mill Si.. I'01)0X35, Tol. Ml
Nanaimo B. C,
A complete stock of Rough nnd Dressed
Lumber always on liandj also Shinnies,
Laths, 1',elects, Doors, Windows antl
Winds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     While   i'ine,     Kedwo.d.
All ortlers accompanied nithCASH prompt
iy and carefully atlended lo.
Steamer i:stell
Harhor and outside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
aud  Retail  Dealer    in
J3*- Largest EstaW',liment of ils kind.
,1-J4 Cordova St.      Vancouver,    U. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
Courtenay B, C,
Fraser tiThomas
tage and Livery Business
Ht��|>c connects with all  steamers nt
tire Hay.
Also io a general
Teaming Business
Orders may b.- left nt the Courtenay
H-jtel, or this office.
Dr W J Curry
( I) K N T ISI.)
H A Simpson
I Barrister and Solicitor    Office in 2nd
Green's Block-iiear Post Office-Nanai- ��� ,   (;      ,    B,   k;
nio.   Any numberof teeth  removed; *
without pain nnd without the use of Nanaimo, 8. C
Ether or Chloroform.
We have received our new XU.eaery and are  very busy   filling orderi
for spring Hats and Bonnets,   Come down  and see us at ones
Ka.      DRESS   GOODS      .CS
We have surpassed anything ever attempted before   in this   line,  and
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Nanaimo B, 0.
Make It a Point! Know
For ihe lust thirty years having handled Silver Ware,  niaiiuftu'tun-il hy thi'
Celt* I irate* I Hriufof Hied aiul Barton���Uu'lgprR iS47 ��� iiurl Mrriden Britannia,
I know them to l��e A |,   |^_ In Jewelry, Clocks, Watuhes, -mil Bpt-ciacU-s.
I SIhiw tli*. L.uK��*-t Slajk in the city, AT HAKU TIMES   PRICKS.
Sppcftl ��tU'iiti:.n given to rt-p-trin-* in ALL Br.-lichen of tin- Truch*.
l\|i��� Order*-, Iiy mail will havu prompt attfirioii. ..-���/���'J
M. R. Counter,
Orescent Jewelry Store.        Nanaimo E. 0,
TancoWer Furniture Warehouse,
Established 1ST3-
���       AlsoDonlorln       ���
Nanaimo b. c.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory-
Philip Gable, Proprietor,
���gaston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufitctufcs   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when ynu can obtain a superior arti-
ci.i: for the same money?
Raper Raper & Oo,
Booksellers,     Statiouers,
General   News   Agents.
Kunaimo. II. C.
Nanaimo Machine forks
Mart J, Wenta'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladncrs Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
Also l'ears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and yrass
plots.   Small fruits,  shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
M, R, Gilchrist,
C. B.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W, E. Mc Cnrtney Chemist,
Pure Drugs Chemicals and Patent
Phy-tlcnns    Prom-ljitlons nnd nil onlora till-1|
with (--in* anil ilis-mti-li. P. U. box li*
Geo. Bevilockway,
-*-    Red House    -*-
Onmwereial St.     =   Nanaimo. B, 0.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs-Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
t Nanaimo Steam
Uaston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, IJ. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
ting Machines made 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 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka   Bottling  Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
llottlcr of Different Brands of Lager Deer Steam Deer and Porter
Ahcm for Union Hrewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C.
1 hate -som* sjit-ndra! tots
for sate, twtfe Injsbk-ss ainl re
No* is the twnc to buy to
sdvi'isttge Wore lhe Canada
Westaio KaSwsy peaches here.
With ihe advon of rite railway, in udditioH to the other
conceded adWntages of the
plate, prices must rule very
This totem is located in the
midsi of ihe krgf:st;<grkiiltur.tl
���setdemei-t on Vancouver' Island, lit Is within six ju'iles of
Union M>mes aflbnling the farmers of thc wffley tbe very
Lest home -narfct, aud is sit-
iiiated wii rise otdy highway
leading bom fc sett5��Tvent to
the mines. Tire lumber interests of this section are most ej
teasiv*. 31.1x8 are an important
factor in our progress.
The per tent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater thai
any other place the Coast
can boast of. am! the march of
improvement is st31 onward.
The prosperity ��f the town
has for its foundations, therefore Jarge. mineral, agricultural,
and timber recoiiices. It may
also be added Mist uo section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abumularu and, our
hotels of the best
For particulars address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[   Office at the bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock,
All orders executed promptly.
Urpkrt Bros. Proprs. Comox B.G,


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