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COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,
NO31.
TJ3sTI02^  So COURTENAY
carry a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
including
Boots.Shoes.Clothing and Gents Furnishings
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Eureka   Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWRENCE, ^PROPRIETOR,
MANUFACTUBEB OK        ���
SODA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
llottler of Different llrands of Lager llcer Steam llccr and Porter
Agent for Union llrewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay  B.  C.
W. J. Young. P. F. Scharsohniidt.
COUR TEN A Y PHA R MA G Y.
* PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES ���*���*--
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBAO'O  .AJSTD  <DTGtJ>JKj&.
UNION   MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
    A  Full  Line of Everything  	
BUILDERS  and CONTRACTOR
��*T UNDERTAKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
COMOX and UNION  II, C.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,  Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
BIG PROFITS.
Can be made by buying now in the
RABSON ADDITION
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is be
ing improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
the new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
construction.
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
springintoGREAT IMPORTANCE.
Now is your opportunity
Wm. Cheney, Agent.
Office at Courtenay.
THE BEST PLACE IN B. C.
to buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Piaster,Cordaga and Cement
is
NICHOLLES and RENOUF
Victoria, B C
P 0 Box 86 3 E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
We Carry the Largest Stock
.���   of   ���
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
co:m:ox, bo.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery ft Glassware
Dry Goods
Boots ft Shoes
Hardware
Faint ft Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient K.dicines
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J, Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
thc mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in'the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
ktpt well supplied  with thc best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
3. E. BUTLKll, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as foWown
CALLING AT WAY POUTS nn yiiiweiigcra
nmi (rdKlit muy ������itVr
��   vo Victoria, TuetHliiy, fl n. m
"   Nn.m-.lina for Coniox, Wetlni-wtity. 7 n. m
"   Comox for Yaldw* Island, ev-*y it! termite
I'luii-Hliiy 7n..m,(Ro'itriiiliK S'lin.; iUy |
Lome Comox for Nunnimo,      Fi'lilti)*-*, 7a.ni
'      J-Jaimiitia for Victoria,   HaimtKy. 7o.ni
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'.y,
Time  Table   No.   17,
To tako effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1803, Trains run
on Pacific Standard Timo.
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Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress De-
\ partment.    All work done in this   Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Ticket��� will bo f-wuod between nil
���Kilnta for n fur*- and a quarter, k'kxI fur return nut Inter tlinu Moixlny.
Return Tlckrts for um* nntl n hnlf ordtimry
faro may Im iiurt-linwHl -Lilly to all i-oiiit*-.
kckiiI for nuvi-n days, iiifliiiliiiK (lay ot Ih-iio.
No Itotiirn Tiokois U.-ut*il for a fare Hnd a
quarter wham tho Hint-It- fnro is iwenty-flvv
ctinU,
Through ratos between Victoria and Cainax.
A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.
President Oeu'l Hupt
U.K. PRIOR,
Don. Freight und PaancnRor Agt.
Society    Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings .117.30 p. in. in thc old
North Comox School House, Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A, Holllday
Rccordcr.
Hiram Louge No 14 A.K ,&. A.M..H.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on cvciy Saturday on or
before the full of thc moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
U,aUcmi' W.J.Young
Secretary.
Comox Lodge No 5. ><��� ��< P-.J-***
every Saturday, after the new and full
mono, al 8 p. m. at Castle HalI, Lomo-.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to at-
lend' ],.��- Biird
K. B.S.
OOmflHAT HOUSE.
CO\7ET33��TJI.Y, S.O.
rnhe leading- hotel in Comox district.
���"���New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting; and fishing- close
to town. Tourists oau depend on
fir��t-class accommodation. Heasona-
bio rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
T. C. Woods
Comox        -      B.  C.
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 ���
0 Horses, 100 Sheep, and 90 Cows
together with
a Mowing Machines^ 1 Steel Roller
1 Be ping Machine, 1 Seed Sower.
1 Drill Sowtr, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeds cau be seen in my pos-
lession.
MainleKelvey
Nil SHOES
From our Old Makers, C. C. Co.,  of
Montreal.
Always Satisfactory.
Duncan   Bros.
Fcr Sale.
A thorougbrcd, three year old, Jersev
Hull.
Apply at this Office.
Real   Estate Snaps.
For sale in acre and half acre lots
prairie land of best quality, situated on
the Tsolum Kiver and within a mile and
a half of Courtenay. Railway survey close
tc it. Splendid shing nndhunling near
bv. Apply at this office or to W.K.llnrm
8*on on the pitinisess (or price and term,.
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and during warm weather twice a day
l-urc Milk from His Ranch
And nlso will deliver to his custome
daily  Fresh  Eggs, llutter, Vegcta
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery Bhould consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
Notice.
Notice is hereby given that under
Sec. 6 of the "Provincial Revenue Tax
Act" all employers of labor shall pav thc
annual tax of $3.00 for any person or
parties in their or his employment and
mav deduct the amount so paid from the
wages or salary ofany such employe upon production and delivery of collectors
receipt therefore. Employers are also
under the same section, bound to furnish
lo the collector a list of all persons directly ��r indirectly employed by them.
W. H. Anderson
Collector.
Comox, May 3ist.,iB93.
Union   Flashes.
June 3.��� 1 took a look around today
to see what changes 1 could find and
what news hear. The day was splendid
nnd the nir balmy, but there were no
sensations afloat. As 1 entered the town
from the east 1 observedlhe street-making
was vigorously proceeding and coming
down to the furniture store found the sun
had already risen (in the gable) casting
upward regular lines of light while the
blue expanse amind was ofa color so
deep as to suggest a strange condition of
the atmosphere. A glance through the
windows revealed the presence of a fine
l**t of furniture while some photographs
of headstones and tombstones indicated
whnt 1 learned to he a fact that Grant &
McGregor were agents of Henderson's
famous establishment of Nanaimo and
could furnish these things of as good design, finish and quality as can be found
anywhere.
Looking across the street my eye
caught a new frame cottage building,
with hip roof on which were sprawled 3
or 4 carpenters, busy putting on the fast
covering shingles. The building is a
bakery and \\\\\ be occupied in a fortnight, perhaps, by Clay and Viles. Pass-
down a block farther towards the "camp"
on the right hand side is the residence of
IJr.I-awrer.ee. Nearly in front of it is
a pile of new boards and adjoining it on
tbe other side the ground is prepared for
the foundation ofan office dispensary.
Going a few ro Is beyond I noticed men
at work on the new grounds back of the
hotel, to be devoted to sporting uses
These grounds arc primarily fur the men
employed by the company, but will be o-
pen to the public generally, and no exclusive privileges belong to any association. They will be a great hoon to the
miner, who needs, if anybody does, a
breathing place out in thc pure air and in
near proximity to the c;��m|i. A building
will probably be erected after a while on
these grounds to further accommodate
the men
Let its step into thc Reading Room.
Here are chairs, tables and all the usual
conveniences. An examination shows a
large number of the leading papers (new*-*,
scientific, and literary,) as well as some
ofthe standard magazines arc on fy.-c.
1 am reliably informed that Mr. James
Dunsmuir, President nf the Colliery Co.
ha*, recently marie a pre-ent of 30 volumes of Bancroft's history to the Reading Room. The books arc now in the
possession of Mr. V. 1). Little, the superintendent of thi* works here, and will be
transferred to ihe Reading Room as soon
as shelves are nut up to receive them.
Do ynu notice those men hard at work
on that cottage with I heir brushcs.wh'uen-
ing, brightening, and beautifving? This
process of reiminaiion has gone on
throiiJ-h the entire "camp" until now there
nre but few houses remaining that have
not experienced the renewing touch.
How it sweet en*: rveryiliing! The inmates feci the effects, and arc fixmg up
their walks, removina ruhbiuh and putting out flower-:. Ob, the brifrhuj-'onog
tlowcis! The* b'onm for all alike, in the
humblt- cabin of the poor as well as in the
palace of thc rich.
As wc pass a'ong, watching these -O^ns
of improvement, you do not fail to se�� a
cottage on the" left hind side, Thc
stumps have all been taken out, and the
ground*} leveled off. A fence like a nice
border around the place helps to set it
off. Hut those few flowers that cost nothing bui a lutle care, rc'iwe tli*: unsodded
yard and throw over all a charm that no
art Could give. Perhaps some of my read
crs will recognize ihe place.
Tlie Albatross (U.S.Coast Suryey ship)
lcf| the Union wharf on Wednesday last
for Ilering Sea. Sh"?. had quite a number
of visitors, and many curiosities of interest. Among tlie latter were some specimens of deep sea fisn caught nt a depth
of four miles do\vn,prcseivtd in alcohol.
Tbey were without eyes. Few realize tbe
immense pressure of the watrr at that
depth. A glass bill was exhibited the
glass of which was thrcefourtbs of an inch
thick, having a hollow center. This had
been lowered and the pressure ofthe water was so great as to pass through this
thick glass and fill the small vacant
chamber. It is. said an iron ball is some
times lowered to such dephts and then by
means of nice mechanism s'ipped off the
wire, owing to the great difficulty ot raising it.
Geo. Howe, the popular butcher, has
brought five lots in Dunsmuir Townsite
below Union wharf, on which he will c-
rcct a store and hotel. He is a good business man and just ihe one to succeed in
such ��'i undertaU jr. The location is
considered a good or.e now, and the
place ts believed to have a future.
Harry Hambergcr ofthe Union store
went down to Victoria on the last steamer.
Miss King, teacher on Denman Island
came up Friday and returned Sunday.
She was the guest while here of Mr.Wni.
Mltchct and his sister.
Mr. Robert Grant left on the Joan
Wednesday for the Capital city.
The Athletic Club recently formed
here will have another meeting on next
Saturday night at which officer* will be
elcc.cd, the former election having been
cancelled. It is understood thc first officer-, ns well as the members desire a
more general representation of the com-
jany's employes. As the company provide the spr rttng grounds this would ftp-
dear eminently proper.
Notice.
Notice is hereby given that a County
Court of Nanaimo will be held at Comox
on Thihsday tbe 22nd day of June 1893
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,
Suiters wishing to enter plaints for
said Court must send particulars of same
in duplicate witb the fees to t'ic undersigned on or before the 6th day of June
next.
By Order
M. Bray
Registrar of
County   Court.
Nanaimo, B. C.
May 10th., 1893.
"It Takes More Than
Tom   Graham's  Rifle."
For some time and old coon had watch
ed with eager eye the sleek fowls that
make their home near Uuquhart Bro's.
mill. On Monday night after that part
of the human family, represented by the
Urquhart's had retired to rest, that old
coon commenced his perambulations a-
rnund the mill, along between 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning when slumbers are
the deepest, he ascended the roost where
the fowls reposed and boldly seized the
finest and fattest of their number. The
hen gave one sharp, piercing squawk,
which aroused the whole hen colony and
its united cry of terror soon brought Hy.
and John to thc rescue. On their appearance the coon cioly mounted a fr endly
tree and calmly surveyed from his perch
the itcene ot confusion nntl alarm bits
presence had created.
"Hy you stay here .ind watch the coon
while I get a gun" cried John as he
stnrted off.
"Well, don't be gone all night" replied
Hy.
John hurried over to Masson's and
pounded vigorously on the door.
"What in the name of all the saints is
the mailer?" "Is the town on fire or is
there an earthquake?" shouted Masson.
'i want your gun" cried John out of
breath from excitement and exertion.
"My gun! Is the town attacked?"
"No, but we've treed a coon."
'���Great -Scott! Are you making all this
fuss about a coon?"
'���It's kilting all our chickens. Hy is
keeping it from leaving. Where's the
gur.r
Masson turned over and laughed. It
was a very audible affair, and the longer
he laughed the more rcdiculnus the whole
thing seemed, and the louder he roared
until the very rafters shook. John waited fully five minutes for the flood to subside and finally called out impatiently:
"Aim you going to let me hav** that
gun?" ,    .
As soon as Masson could gain his ar-
ticuUlioii.hesaiii:
"Yes, vou can have the gun, but I've
got no shells. You'd better ^o over to
Tom Grnh.im's and get his rifle."
Soon John was at Graham's thumping
loud enough to raise the whole neighbor-
hood.
"Whnt on earth's the racket? shouted
Tom, rubbing.his eyes."
"I want vour rifle."
"Wlin're you going to shootP"
"Shoot a coon."
"Coon l>c darned."
.   "Yes, he's slaughtering all our hens."
"How nre you going to find him at
dead of night?"
"Hy's got him up a tree"
"Co and get Masson's gun."
"No shells."
.-'Wt-ll take the rifle, but ynu won't hit
him unless you take a rest across his
no<*p."
"John took the rifle and was off. Soon
Tom heard a shot.then nnother. Thr^e
and four, he counted, and then there was
silence.
It seems that John made an attack as
soon as be arrived. Thc coon was in
plain sight, and could be seen on the
raiher low tree by thc li^-htof a few stars
ihnt twinkled slvly in the heavens. When
Jnhn braced himself to fire the coon
would jump from one branch *to another
and after the discbarge quietly watch for
tbe right lime for another spring. After
ihc -mirth shot, John threw down his rifle
in disgust and hurried back to Masson's
and knocked as loudly as before. Mas-
son had not gone to sleep, however, having listened to hear the report of Tom's
famous vide.
"Well what is the matter now?" he ventured.
"Must have your g'tn. It takes more
than Tom Graham's rifie. I've found a
shell."
"Well, then take it, and may luck go
with you."
It was a shot gun with a large bore and
would hit anvthmg within a circle of ten
feet. When the coon saw this, he coveted his eyes with his forepaws aud calmly
resigning himself to his fate, tumbled at
thc first fire.
Pence now reigns in the henery by the
mill.
Found a Soft Thing.
On Wednesday evening last Jack Roe
and Alex Fraser of Union were driving
toward Cnurtenav. They had one of
Gram's horses and were dashing along
at a lively rate, when one of thc wheels
hit a log which was peering out of ihc
forest into the edge of the road. Thc
buggy "bucked" and threw the occupants
into the air. They were not long, however, in landing in thc softest spot in the
road which they embraced as though they
had not met for months. In the meantime the horse bad broken loose from the
vehicle nnd came into town turning op
with great good horse sense nt thc Riverside hotel and proceeded directly for
the stable, 1. J. Grant being present and
recognizing the animal hitched him up to
his own buggy nnd drove back, meeting
tbe belated travelers, near Boulder's.
Thc accident buggy, not much thc worse
for its encounter with thc log was hitched on behind and in this way they arrived at about 7 p. m. J. J. Grant says
that he found onc of lhe cleanest pieces
of road near the buggy, which he had
seen for some time, and two of the muddiest looking fellows,
Rev. E. A. McConnell arrived at Comnx from England last Wednesday. He
is a brother of school trustee McConnell
of Nob Hill.
W. B. Anderson returned last week
from atrip north.
Local Brevities
Keep your shop and it will keep you.
Potatoes are now worth 2 cents per lb-
he re.
The public schools close on the 23rd
instant.
The election expenses of A. Haslam,
M, P. were $344.05.
This valley looks magnificent with its
carpet of green,
Mr. John Fraser has sold his residence
on Hay Street to Mr. Lewis.
Thc house of J. W. McCann looks fine
In its new drab coat and slate trimmings.
N. Lambert has painted his home on
Isabel street a bright green with dark
trimmings.
In the delights of these fine spring
davs we forget all about the long wet
winter.
Anyone sending us news should at
tach his name to the communication as
an evidence of good faith.
The Bay can boast of having the finest eqiiestriene in the district in the person of Miss Maud  Cliffe.
T. I). McLean will receive subscriptions
at Union for this paper. Payment for
subscriptions there can also be made to
him.-
Evans Thomas has some fine Houdans
which lay remarkably large sized egt*y.
The other day one of them laid a prize
egg weighing something over a fourth of
a pound.
Mr. James Keenan, wife and family of
Denman Island reached here on Sunday
last in a sail boat. They were the guests
of W. Cheney.
John Johnston has got the contrac1
for making thc new street from the Courtenay House to the bend in the road near
where the Tsolum empties into the Courtenay River.
As we go to press this (Tuesday) afternoon arrangements arc in progress for a
surprise dance party at Wm. Cheney's
this evening. No doubt it will be a success.
The  house of Jack Hardy at  Point
Holmes was burned to the ground Silnday
afternoon with all its contents save a cor- "*
net and some small things.
It is reported that the new Inspector
of Customs has been selected, but no official announcement has reached here yet,
nor are we able to name the man with
certainty.
In the list of subscribers to the fund for
the Queen's birthday sports the following ���
should be added to tbe names and a-
niounts published last week, viz: Messrs
Cliff and McDonald $2.50 each; Holmes,
Anderson and Carscaden, $1 each.
Thc lake near Union Mines is prooer-
ly called Union Lake, and the river
flowing from it the Courtenay River.
Don't let us follow the Indian fashion of
calling every bend and turn in the river
by a different name.
Quinlan was again up before the justices at Comox on the Reynolds theft
charge, but the evidence was not of a
character to justify his commitment, and
hence he was discharged.
A party composed of Joseph Fitzgerald
of Courtenay and Ed. Small nnd Robert
Swan of Comox left last Friday to .bunt
in the forest beyond Union Lake. t.hey
expect to be out several days, and are
"loaded for bear."
Wm. Muscamp, thc popular salesman
at McPhee & Moore's will attend the
Grand Lodge at New Westminster, affa
delegate ofthe Knights of Pythias of Comox. He may then possibly visit Hot
Springs.
Last Friday towards night there were
three fellows in one of Grant's rigs as it
dashed up to one of our hostelrics. The
next moment they were all sprawling on
the ground,which of course was the proper place for them.
Notice.
AU persons are hereby notified not 10
remove any timber from off mv land situated on Union Road and lately occupied by Wm. Jones deceased.
John Wilson
Comox, June ist 1893.
If They Had Only Known.
They aro tryiuic a man in Norfolk
county, Massachusetts, on -the charge of
being an habitual criminal. He hu already been sentenced to several terms of
four years in the State prison. If he
should get the twenty-five-yeani sentence
of the nabitusl criminal, hia yean of
imprisonment will aggregate about sixty. It would have been easier and leu
expensive to have sentenced that man
for life iu the Ant place.
Comox   Gleamings.
Comox, June 5th- The entertain
ment given in K. of P. hall last Wcdnes"
day by thc Methodist Ladies Aid Society
of Union is esteemed onc of the best
ever given here. The attendance was
good and whenever our friends from Union favor us again they will be sure of a
hearty reception. The desire for them to
come again was general.
There was an enjoyable picnic held at
Nob Hill on Friday. Mesdamcs Holmes,
McDonald, Pritchard, Bcckensell, An-
erson, engineered the affair assisted by
Messrs Brown, Moore, Dortnan and Cliff,
Thc party were conveyed to and from
in boats, and thus had the pleasure of a
boat ride in addition to thc delights of
scenery and thc fragrance of the woods
and flowers.
Rev. Mr, Nixon, wife and family have
left for their home on Denman Island in
their steam yacht Vashie, after spending
a few days fishing near Courtenay.
Barber Shop.
Okhck Hours from 6 to io p. ro.
week days and from 9 to 1:111,   Sundays.
Thomas Gvahain.
For Sale.
One Donkey Engine and Boiler, about
8 h. p. engine with 13 h. p. boiler upright
suitable for hoisting or running machinery
(second band) Price on steamer at Nanaimo $325.
Apply to R. W. Wenborn, Nanaimo
for further information.
Notice.
Notice is hereby given that any person
found cutting timber on or removing material from the seven acre block recently
occupied by Wm. |ones on the Union
mine road now deceased, will be prose
cuted according to law.
Robert Grant,
W. Sharp
Puntledge School.
iHrj   Ht'in-i-l 18911
Pupils enrolled, 44; average attendance, 33.
The following pupils head the list in
their respective classes:���
5th class.EIiza Milligan;4th class, Adelaide Willi-mai*'3id class Lucilc Halliday;
2nd class.Charlotte Milligan; and Primer,
Louise Carwithen; ist Primer, Charles
Bridges,
j. B. Bennett, teacher.
\ HEALTH.
Cholera is tli
vermicular  motion
What is Cholera?
[oration ol intestinal
This definition
oholora prevails ami ita syiuptuniu are pros*
cut ia lu lie down on a bed. 2nd, Bind tht
abdomen tightly with woolen flannel. 3rd,
Swallow pellets of ice to the fullest extent
practicable. 4th, Semi for an established,
resilient regular physician. Touch not au
atom of  the thousand  things proposed by
plained in language less professional, would - brains as "simple" aa tho re'madiea are rep
do nmn* good than all the popular recipes manted to ho, but wait quietly and pa
for tlio cure of cholera ever published, \ ticntly until the arrival of your medical
because  il expresses tlie   inherent  nature . attendant
of cholera und suggests the principle of cure i *-jllt man��� Qf lliy readers may be in a condi
in its early stage, to tlie moat un reflecting tj011i uy distance or Otherwise, where it it
mind. The public is none the better, or not possible to obtain a physician for aev
wiser, or safer, for one of all the tea thou- eraj hours, and where suoh a delay might
sand "cures" for cholera proclaimed in the prove fatal. Under such circumstances,
public prints, with a confidence which it- [ 0ht&in ten grains of calomel and  make it
self Is a sufficient guarantee that however
well informed the authors may hu in other
matters, as regards cholera itself they are
criminally ignorant ��� for no mini has a right
to address the public ou any subject connected with its general health unless he
understands that subjeot in its broadest
sense, practically us woll aa theoretically.
A " live " cheese, or a cup ol fishing worms
muy give an idea ol the motion of the intea
tines iu ordinary health.
The human gut is a hollow, flexible, tube,
between thirty and forty feet long; but, ii
order to he contained within llie hod*,, il ia,
to save apace, arranged a> a Bailor would a
call ol rope ; forever moving in health, niov-
ids too much in some disoases, too little in
others, To regulate thin mutton la ihe firat
object of the pliyaielan in ovary disease,
ft In headaches,'.bitioiu afleotlons, costive
mass, and the like, thia groat coiled, up intestine, usually called "the bowels," it
"torpid," and tho medicines ars .riven to
wake it up, and what that ilooa cures the
man, Coatlvonoss is the foundation- that
m, ono of the first beglnulnga, or U is ihc attendant of overy dlsoaso known to man, hi
somo stage or other of its progress, Hut
iiu* human body ia mado in buoTi a manner
iJjmL a single step cannot he taken without
tending to mpvo the Intoatiiica ; thus it ia,
in the main, th.il those who move about on
Lheir feet a great deal have the leist. aiek
ness, and, on the other hand, those who ait
a great deal,  and   hence move about   but
little, never havo Round health i it is
impossibility, it. is a rule to whioh I have
never known an exception. Cholera being
u disease in which the bowels move too
much, the object should he to I ease n that
motion] and, as overy step a man takes,
increases intestinal motion, ihe very first
tiling to lie dono in a case of cholera,   ia to
: mi' ijiiichiile.    11   requlrea hut. a small
amount of Intelligence to put these ideas
together, and if Ihey could only he burnt
in eery heart, bids fearful scourge would
be robbed of myriads of its victims.
There can he no cure for cholera without
qillotildo, the I'liinLiiile of lying on the
hack. The physician who unuemuiidH his
calling is always on the lookout for the in-
milieu of uul ore ; uud lu* who follows them
most, und in lor feres with them least, is the
one who is more BUCOwful, They are
worth more to him thun all the rigmarole
alorioa which real or imaginary invalids
pour in upon tho physician's ear with audi
facile volubility.
If, for example, a physician is called to a
speechless patient, a stranger, about whom
no one can give any information, ho knows
if Lhe breathing is long, heavy uud measured, that Ihe brain ia in danger; if he
broathos rjuiok from the upper part of tlie
cheat., the abdomen needs attention; or if
the abdomen itself mainly moves in respiration, tho lungs arc glittering.
Iu violent caacs of inflammation of the
bowels, the patient, shrinks involuntarily
from uny approach lo that part of his person. Tliese are the instincts of nature, and
are Invaluable guides in the treatment of
disease. Applying this principle lo cholera,
or even common dtarrha-a when the bowels
do not act more than three or four times a
day; the patient feels such an unwillingness
to motion thut ho oven rises from his seat
with the most uiiconipicrulile reluctance :
and when he haa from any cause been moving about considerably, the first moment of
Inking a comfortable seat is perfectly delicious, and he feels aa if ho could almost
slay there alwayr*.
The whole animal creation is subject to
disease, and the fewest number, comparatively speaking, die of sickness ; instinct
is lheir only physician. Perfect quietude, then, on the hack, is the first,
the imperative, the essential slop towards
the cure of any case of cholera. To
thia art may lend her aid towards making
that quietude more perfect, hy binding a
cloth around tho nelly pretty firmly. This
acts beneficially in diminishing the room
within tlie abdomen for mot ton; a man maybe
so pressed Inaorowdasnobtobdable to stir.
This bandage should ho about a foot, broad
and long enough to be doubled over tho
belly ; pieces of tape should he sewn to one
end of the flannel, ami a corresponding
number to anothor part, heini* safer and
moro ofTentivo fas toning than pins. If this
cloth Ib of stout woolen flannel it has two
additional ad vantages, ItflrouglineBsirrllates
tli a spine and drawn the blond to the surface J
from the interior ami hy its clammy condi*
Uoiiofthe skin which takes place In the
lost stages of cholera. Facts confirm thi**.
When tho Asiatic sooiirgo first broke out
among ihe Herman soldiery Immense numbers perished ; hut an imperative order was
issued In the hottest weather, that oaoll
soldier wear a stout woolen flannel abdominal compress, and Immediately the fatality diminished of common looseness of
bowels, he will generally find the most
grateful ami instantaneous relief, 'Che second indication of instinct Ib to qiienoll the
thirst.
When the diaease now culled cholera first
made its appearance in the United States,
iu 1833, it was generally believed that tho
drinking of cold waler soon after calomel
was taken, would certainly cause salivation ; mid, as calomel was usually given,
cold water was strictly Interdicted, Home
of the most heart-rending appeals 1 have
ever noticed were for water, water ! I have
seen the patient with deathly eugerness
mouth iho finger ends of the nurse for the
sake of the drop or two of cold Water there
wllllo washing tho face. There are two ways
of quenching this thirst, cohl water and ice,
Cold water often causes a sense of fullness or
oppression, and not alwaya satisfying] at j
other limes the stomach is so vtwy irritable j
that ii is ejected in a moment, loo doesnot
give lhat unpleasant fullness, nor does it
fnorease tho thirst, us cold watersometimes
docs, while tlie quantity required is very
much reduced,
Some years ugo 1 was violently attacked
wilh cholera symptoms iu u railroad ear.
Tne prominent Hyiuploms weiea Continuous
looaonoss of the most oxliausltng oharaotor,
a deal hly fuiiitness and sickm'SH, a drenching
perspiration, an overpowering debility, and
a pain as if tho whole intestines were wrung
together with strong hands, aswasiierM-oni-
en wring out clothing. Not being willing
to take medicine, at least for a while,
and no ice being presently obtainable
ut tlie first stopping place I ate ice cream,
or rather endeavored to swallow it liefnre it
could melt. I ate quantities of it continually, until lhe thirst was entirely abated.
The bowels acted but once or twice after I
began to use it. I fell asleep, and next
morning waa at my office us usual, although
1 was feeble for some days, This may not
havo been au actual case of Asiatic cholera,
although it was prevalent in thc oily at
tliut time ; but it waa aiillicienlly near it to
require aome attention; mid this is the main
object of those articles, to wit; attention to
ihe lirst symptoms of cholera when it prevails.
According to my experience, there is only
out* objection to tlio ice cream treatment,
and thut is, you must swallow it without
into u pill wilh a few drops of cold water .
dry it a little by the fire or iu the sun and
swallow it down. II the passages do not
cease within two hours, then swallow two
more such pills aud continuo to swallow two
more at the end of each two hours until the
bowels cease to give their light colored pus
sages, or until the physician arrives.
In many bad cases of cholera, the stom
uch will retain nothing fluid or solid, cold
water itaelf being Instantly return, d. A
calomel pill is almosL %n heavy as a bullet;
il sinks instantly to the bottom of the
stomach and no power of vomiting can return It.
It would answer just as well to swallow
it iu powder ; hut tha same medium which
would hold il in suspension while going
down, would do the iwim: while coming up.
Tiie lirst object of a culmnel pill iu cholera
is to slop tlm   passages   from   llie how
The treatment is elieotual, it arrests the
passages within two hours; and in auy
lime from four to tw'elvo hours after being
taken It oftocUJ the bowels actively, ami
tho passages uro changed Irom a watery
thinness to a mushy thickness or consistency, and instead af being the colour
of rice water or of milk and water
mixture, they are brown or yellow, or
green or dark, or black aa ink according to
ihe violence of the attack. Never take any
thing to work oil calomel, if there is any
passage within ten boms after It is taken ;
but if there is no passage from thc bowels
within ten, or at most twelve hours after
taking calomel, theu take au injection of
common water, cool or tepid. Rating ice or
drinking cold water aftei a dose of calomel,
facilitates its operation and never can havi
any effect whatever towards causing saliva-
tion ; that is caused by there being no action
from the bowels, as a consequence of the
calomel, sooner than ten or twelve hours
after it has been  swallowed.
My own views, as a result of two and threo
years butHing in the midst of prevalent
cholera, are, that when calomel fulls to cure
it, everything else will fail, and that it will
cure every curable case.
The cure of thia scourge depends upon the
oirliuess with which the means ure used, It
can be said with less limitation than of all
other diseases together, that cholera more
certainly kills if let alone, and is certainly
cured if early attended to. What, then, is
the earliest and almost universal symptom
of approaching cholwa ?
I have never seen it named in print as
such. During mypcrsnnal experience amidst
the scourge when it last, visited this country,
I could tell in iny own office, without rend
ing a paper, or seeing or speaking to a aingb
person, the comparative prevalence of tlie
disease from day today by the sensation
which 1 will name and I hope tothe benefit
of thousands, and perhaps not a single
reader will fail to respond to the statement
from his own experience.
The bowels may be acting hut once or
leas than once in twenty-four hours, the
appetite may be good, and the Bleep may
be soiiiul; but there is an unpleasant sensation in the belly, I do not, tor the sake of
delicacy,say "stomach,"for it is a perversion
of terms ; it is not in the stomach, nor do I
call it the abdomen.
Many persons don't know what abdomen
means.
Thousands have such good health that
they have no "realizingsense" of being the
owners of sueh " apparali," or " usaes," as
the reader may fancy, ami it is a great
pleasure to im; to write in such a manner
lhat I know tny reader will understand me
perfecily, without, having the headache.
Speaking then of that sensation of uu*
easiness, without acute pain, in the region
named, it comes on more decidedfy after
au evacuation of the bowels.
In health this act ia followed hy a sense
of relief or comfortableness, but when the
holera inliiiencc ia in the atmosphere, even
a regular passage is followed by something
of this sort, but more anil moro decided
after each action over one in twenty-four
hours. The feeling is not all ; there is a
sense of tiredness or weariness which in-
lines you to take a seat j to ait down, may
be to hend over a little or to curl up, if on
a bed. This sensation is coming oliolera,
and if heeJed when first noticed would save
annually, thousands. The piticil. should
remain on the bed until he felt as if ho want'
I to get up and us if it would be pleasurable lo walk ubout. While observing this
! quiet ami while swallowing lumps of ice,
nothing should tie euten until there is a
decided appetite, and what is eaten should
be farina or arrow-mo*;, or tapioca or cornstarch, or what is hetlerthuu all, a mush made
of rice flour, or, if preferred, common rice
parched au codec, and then boiled, as rice
is usually for the table, ubout twelve minutes, then strain the liquid from tho rice;
return the rice to the stew pun and
let it steam about a quarter of uu hour,
a abort distance frum thc fire ; it
will then be done, the -'rains will
he separate ; it may then ho eaten with
a little butter at intervals of five hours.
There can ho no doubt thut thousands upon
ilii'i'suuls have died of cholera who might
now he living had they done nothing but
observed strict bodily quietness under the
THE UBI0H JAUK.
The national flag of the British Empire la
essentially the flag of the people, having
gradually assumed its present form with
the union of the kingdoms.
Probably the origin of the Hugs N*. S,
i leorge dates from thc I ruaades, when the
vurious contingents ot the Christian invaders each adopted aome distinguish ine l>an-
uer, ihe cross being the common emblem.
The French at that time used a white cross
ONA1. I'LAii OH UNION JACK OF TIIE
PRKSBSTDAY.
on a blue ground, whilst the Kngliab made
theirs a red cross on a white ground. By
the middle of the fourteenth century thi
flag was Iiy law mude the badge of English
nationality. It is possible that during part
of the reigns of Henry V ami Henry VI
the French flag wus also combined, tor
Henry ol Monmouth wasproclaimod Regent
of Franco in I'ur is und this combination is
exactly what the present Hug wiuilil be minus the ciossea of S. Andrew and S. Patrick.
Ou tbe accession of .lames the 1 ho order*
ed a blend of the Knglisli and Scottish emblems the diagonal white cross known as
TIIK UNION .I.U'iC FROM 1003 TO 1801,
S, Andrew's being introduced. The next
uud last alteration took place in isol when
at the time of the union tho red diagonal
cross of S. Patrick was added. The Hag
(Union .lack) may be thus described : Its
groundwork is blue, and ou this is first
placed a white cross, diagonally luid, the
width of which is ono-fith the width or
hoist of the Hug ; that is to say, if thn llag
is 80 ft. long in the fly aud IS ft.
wide in the hoist, tho S. Andrew's
cross is '���'< ft. wide. On thia cross
placed the red diagonal cross of S. Patrick, one-fifteenth the width of the flag,
with a white border, or fimbria! ion, of
one-thirtieth    the width.    Thus,   one-half
���111   ������1
TUB BHOMSH FI-Atl OF TUB ORtlSADK OH ST.
flROIU'K's men OltOSS ON A WHITE GROUND.
of the white cross is covered by the red
cross und its white border, but as the S.
Andrew's cross represents tbo senior member of (he ttio iu the union, tho white is
uppermost in the lirst quarter of the flag.
Then ou top of these, is a while upright
cross one-third the -vldth'of tho flag, and on
this again is the red crosaone-fifth the width
thus leaving the white crosa Bhqsring as a
border for the difference in their respective widths, or oue-fifteen tli the
width of thc Hag. Thua, supposing the
flag in lio ft. long and 12 ft. wide, the
upright    cross  of   red    ia   3   ft.   wide,
Iiromptinga   of nature,   the   greatest   and
ioHt   physic'          * ���   --
M. 1>.
"physician.���[William   Watson Hall,
They  Do Say
That thia earth would bo very monotonous without women���or men.
That the meanest thief in the world is the
one who steals busy people's time.
That if a man doesn't want to see himself
us others see him he shouldn't look too
much in ih'* glass.
That   forwardness is   what enables the
early strawberry  to get into wealthy society,
That if you wish to avoid defiling pure
drinking water with ice you should boil the
ice.
That, while fresh air may ho healthy it ii,
a little too fresh when it associates with a
cyclone.
That the suiallcBt thing about the World'a
Fair will he the amount of cash you bring
away.
That aome men are so honest they have to
go fishing beforo they can toll a good pinna*
ible be.
Thut the paragraph which appears in a
recipe fur washing clothes, reading thus:
" Tlie copper is best when half full," has uo
application to thc police force.
That a young man u abort time ago made
his wedding tour from this city nu a couple
of Hcalper'a tickets, sending his wife ono
route und taking another himself, thereby
saving a few dollars and having lots of fun
wilh himself.
AS I'N'iil.lSil FI.Al!  pom HINI "���"(l   THE  KKEl-TCH
COLORS BAtD TO HAVE HEEN USED IN THE
HI'lUN Ot-llENUY V AND VI.
with a white border 12 in. wide mi either
side. The total width of the diagonal cross
is S ft., of which thero is 18 in. white, 1*2In.
red, ami li iu. white, arranged tlie broad
whito uppermost in tho first quarter and
the narrow white in the others. With these
measurement!* it should not he difficult tor
y one to make a proper " Union .lack,"
the only national flag which everybody has
a right to display; the white ensign, or
upology for one, which we often see hoisted
ou churches, being as much out of place
there as a sailor would he in a pulpit.
ODDS AND ENDS.
isting how good it is ; it must be conveyed
Into the stom noli aa near nn icy state na
possible, The second atep then, in the
traatmenl of an attack of cholera, is to
quench the thirst by keeping a plate of ice
beside you, broken up in small pieces, so
thai they may be swallowed whole, ub far
as practicable j keep on chewing and swat*
lowing ihe ice until the thirst is most perfectly Batlsfied.
PRACTICAL RESULTS,
The first step, thon, to be taken when
Story of a Family Bible,
It is said that, some time ago, at a noble
man's house in the neighborhood of the
Marble Arch, London, a dispute arose about
ii certain passage which was declared to be
Scriptural. A dean who was present deny-
ling that there was any such text in thc
Bible, the sacred volume was called for,
After considerable search, adustyold Bible,
which had lain on the shelf since the death
of Ihe nobleman's mother, several years he-
tore, waa produced. When tho volume was
opened a book-murker waa found iu il,
which, upon examination, proved to ho a
hank-post hill for ��-10,000, Why it had
been placed there was never discovered-
perhaps the old lady had thought it u good
means of inducing her sou to scinch thu
Scriptures. 1
T hero are seven negro colleges.
A Krupp gun fires fourteen miles.
The pneumatic tube datea from Itili".
An ocean racer uses 81*1,000 iu coal eaoh
trip.
The Btrongejt fortress in the world is
Gibraltar,
A Paris curiosity drinks five gallons of
beer a night.
Texas permits high-toned convicts to hire
substitutes to work for them in the convict
camps,
A dollar loaned for I'll) years and compounded at 24 per cent, will amount in that
Limeto$2,fi51.709,-lO4,
San I-'runcisoo has nne saloon to every !>.')
person-, Albany is second on the Hat with
one to every I Ul persons, and New Orleans
oue to evory l'-'l persons,
l''or several years past nearly all the
al.ile pencils used throughout the United
States have been made at ono factory lu
Charlottesville, Va.
The famous jubilee shot, fired from
22-ton gnu in Queen Victoria's jubilee year,
to uscerfuiii how fur a shot could lie carried,
remained in the air on.1, seconds, and the
highest point reached in its flight of twelve
miles was 17,000 feet,
A 10-ton cutter, constructed of aluminium,
suid to bu tho first aea-gofng vessel made of
this metal, is being built at Loire for the
Com p to de Oh ibannea I,a Pallieo. It will
lie half the weight of a vcaael of similar
class conatructcil with a steel frame.
One of the smallest pieces of money at
Venice ia called gazette, and aa tbo literary
newspaper, which was published in single
sheets as early as the six teeth century were
sold fora gazette each, newspapers were
called from thence gazette or gazettes.
The consnption of beer iu tho United
Slates during the laat fiscal year was over
���Hii.iKN.lHM gallons, or 16,23 gal Ions for ouch
Inhabitant, compared with l-J.'JO per capita
live years earlier and Hi.05 per capita ten
years ago, after au increase of about 50
percent, within tho previous decade.
Iu Japan occupationa pass from father to
sou. A short time since an announcement
in a ilapuneac newspaper stated that a certain daiiniug-inasler would hold a service iu
commemoration of the one thousandth un-
niversury of the ancestor who firat adopted
that profession,
Mining men in San Francisco say that
the product of tlie Corn-stock mines was between f 70-000,000 and 980,000,000. In that
estimate they say that the proportion of
gold and silver waa 55 per cent, of the
former and 48 of the latter. But iu the cuso
of KI Collado it wus all gold, ami in that
respect exhibits the most remarkahlo con-
trust lo any mine known in recorded history.
A NIAGARA MIRACLE.
THE   REMARKABLE   EXPERIENCE
OF A RESIDENT OF TBE HISTORIC OLD TOWN.
I'lli-rlj- IIs-I'iIchs nmi lti-,1 Kill lieu for livr
l'eari-HU rate Hnitleil the skill ar
Ptij-il il a ni -II li Ibe Ai>-H-rl-lDK Topic
tot Miles Around The DelalU and
t'UHM-a of hit Remarkable Heeiivrry
Niagara Falls Review.
It has been frequently declared that
the age of miracles haa long since passed.
However, newspaper men and correspondents have occasionally published accounts
of remarkable escapes from death by accident or disease, which have clearly proved
that an over-ruling Providence still governs
human affairs, and is iuteiested in human
lives. These accounts of extraordinary deliverances from position! of danger in thia
age when everybody is of such a practical
turn of mind have demanded evidence of uu
unimpeachable character before they would
be accepted by the thoughtful and Intelligent reader, and sometimes a most searching enquiry iuto the facts have furnished
positive proof completely substantiating
what has heen claimed iu home cases.
While we havo jocognized the possibility
of such wondei-Bl occurrences, it has set
dom been our privilege to investigate thorn t
and by careful .-xuniiuultoii and enquiry
into thu facts arrive at a conclusion agreeing with the declarations of those proaum-
ably acquainted wilh lhe incident.
To-day, howeVer- we are enabled to pub
li.ih iu tho Review au account of one ot tin
most wonderful und miraculous deliveruucea
of u fellow ereaturo from a life of pain and
sull'cring. We can vouch for tho absolute
truth of every statement, in this article iu
re-junt to -inn mum k*\da restoration, having examined for ourselves both the >������->.�� .,.,
whom tho miracle wus performed ami many
who knew him only as a bed-ridden sillier-
er, and who now meet him in tho daily
routine of life, HiB uow aome time since
the rumoi reached us that Mr. Isaao Addison, ul historic Niagara-oil I lie-bake, had
been cured of a long standing chronic
rheumatism. These rumors being both repeated uud denied we decided to Investigate the case fo * our own per onul sut inaction.
Accordingly same days ago we drove over
to the historic town on our t ur of investigation. While yet some miles from Niagara we mot a farmer who waa engaged iu
loading wood, and asked him if ho could
tell us whero Mr, Addison lived. At lirst
be seemed puzzled, but when wo suid the
f'cntleman we were seeking had been aick
mt was recovered, he auiu, "Oh, yes, 1
know him well; that man's restoration was
quite a miracle, und it. was l'mk I'ills that
did it. He lives right up in the town. It
is four miles away." We thanked him and
mentally noted the first hit of evidence of truthfulness of the report. If
this gentleman, living four miles away,
kuew it so ho could speak so positively
about it, we concluded there must be some
truth in the rumor.
Reaching the town wc put up at Long's
Hotel, aud while in conversation with the
genial host we soon found that our mission
was to be a sue oas, "Know Mr. Addison," said mine boat, " 1 have kuown bim
u long time. Hisir.deed was a remarkable
recovery, All the doctors about here did
their utmost, but he only grew worse, und
for yours hi was bed-ridden. Now he is ua
smart as anyone of his age. His recovery-
is a teal miracle."
We were theu directed to Mr. Addison's
residence, and found u well-built gentleman with clear eye, steady nerve and remarkably quick action. Almost doubting
whether this gentleman could be the object
of our search we acquainted him with thc
purpose of our visit and requested him to
tell the story of his illness and recovery.
Without hesitation he commenced.
"About eight yours ago Iliad peculiar
feelings when I walked, as though bfcs of
wood or gravel were in my boots, or a
wrinkle in my socks, These feelings were
followed hy scnsntiona of pain flying all
over tbe body, but settling in the back and
every joint. 1 have thought these symptoms
were like creeping paralysis, In abo'it eighteen months I wasstifTeuedwithrhoumatiein
that I could not work and very shortly
afterwards I was unable to walk, or use
my hands or arms to feed n ys df. 1 Iiy
upon the bed and if I desired to (urn over
1 bad to be rolled like a log. The pains 1
Buttered wore terrible aud I often wished
myself dead. My kidneys commenced to
trouble me causing me to minute eight or
nine times during the night, In order to
riBo my wifo would first draw my
feet oyer the side of thc bed then
going to my head would lift me
to my feet. I was aa still' as a stick and
could not help myself, lo walk wus impossible, hut my wife supporting me I could
drug or shullle myself ali-nj a smooth lloor.
I was in tliut helpless condition for ubout
five years, suffering the moat intense and
agonizing pains, i was a poor man but
whenever 1 could get enough money I would
purchase some of the so called cures for
rh'iimatium. It was U'ole*!*-, loweie:*, for
ihey did not help me. The physicians
visited mo. Dr. Anderson suid it waa
chronic rheumatism, and that I could not
b* cured. However, he did what he could,
with liundagcs of ted limine!, and rubbing
ou alternate daya with iodine and ncata foot
oil. It was severe treatment and produced
unbearable sensations, hut did me no good.
Dr. Watts said, 'Isauc, if I knew a single
tiling to do you good 1 would idve it to you,
bub I don't'.' So I gave myst If up as hopeless nnd patiently waited for death to end
my -oilfeiingB, At times I was e.'en tempted to end my own life.
"Hut one day iny family told me of a newspaper account of the wonderful cure of Mr.
Marshall of Hamilton, and I was induced
to try Dr, Williams' I'ink I'UIh. I only purchased ono box and although that box did
not seem to do mo any good 1 determined
to persevere, nnd got six more, Uefnre 1
had taken tbo aix boxes I found relief from
my pains, continuing the use of the I'ink
Pilla I have been gradually recovering, ami
am now entirely free from pain, ami can
walk u mile comfortably, At first i used
crutches, then only onc, but now I havo uo
use for lliem at all. 1 have gone uloua to
Toronto, Niugaru Falls, and to Lockport,
N. V., nud have felt no inconvenience,
"The people wondered when they aaw me
ou the atreet after having been bedridden
for live years. They naked mo what 1 w:-s
doing for my rheumatism und when I (old
them 1 was taking I'ink Pilla some uf them
laughed, Uul I have never taken anything
else since 1 begun the use of Pink Pilla, and
I am now better, That's the proof.
Why," said be, " just seo how 1 can
walk," and he took a turn about the room
stepping with a tinnuesa that many a man
twenty years younger might envy.
Continuing ho aaid, " For two years I
could not move my left hand and arm an
inch, but now I cud put it anywhere without pain," accompanying the statement
with a movement of the arm and rubbing
tbo buck of his head with bin arm. On being asked if he felt any disagreeable Bouaa-
tioiiB on taking Pink Pilla, ho laughed und
suid "uo, thut waa the beauty of it, With
other medicines there were nasty and unpleasant feelings, but I just swallowed the
fiills and never felt them except in the
leneficial effects."
Aa wc saw the hearty old gentleman bo
happy in his recovered health, und heard
him bo graphically describe his aullerings,
wo agreed with hini that a groat miracle
had boeu wrought through the agency of
Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills. We Bought out
a number of residents of the town, und iu
conven-iil inn with them learned that the
uccuuut Mr. Addison hud given ub of bis
condition was in every particular correcl.
Hia recovery baa naturally been the talk
of the town and in social oircles, and many
others ure using Pink Pills for various ailments wilh good results.
A CHAT WITH THE MAYOR.
i      We called on H. Pufford, Esq., Mayor of
the town, snd proprietor of a tasty and prosperous drug business. He verified what
Nir. Addison has said aa to his Bufferings
and helpless condition, aud said he never
expected to see him around again. He said
he considered Mr. Addison b restoration
truly remarkable, and that the knowledge
of the benefit to him had made an extensive
demand for Dr. Williams' Pink rills, bo
much that their sales are away ahead of
any other proprietary medicine in the market. He remarked that although so extensively advertited, if their use were not followed by beneficial results the Bale would
rapidly decrease, but the firm hold they
have taken on the publio proves their
worth, and that they have come to stay.
THE DIVISION   COURTCLERK.
We called upon J. R. Hecord, Esq., Clerk
of the Division Court, who said he had
known Mr. Addiaou for uiiny years, and
that he bore a high reputation for truthfulness. He knew that in the earlier stages
of his trouble be had tried several physicians in vain, and at last became incapable
of movint* himself. As a last chance he
took Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People, and these at first seemed to make
him worse nnd the pains increased, but
coin inning them they acted like magic, and
resulted in a complete euro. His cure .is
looked upon by the people as something
wonderful, ami no one doubts thnt the
ngency emp'oyeil, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
was the tneuua under Divine Providence of
elfucting the cure.
Having most carefully and conscientiously examined into the miraculous recovery of Mr. A-bllaon, nnd dispassionately reviewing tho whole evidence, we came
home fully convinced of tho truthfulness of
lhe report. It Is a pleasure for ub to publish this full und autheutio account of the
marvellous recovery of Mr. Isaac AddiHon
and, ao fur ns we cun, lent) the help of
out* columns to make known thia wonderful
amlelticncious medicine which in bo many
{nnt��ncus. lias produced startling and unhoped for relief (mm pain and illness.
Or. Williams' Pink Pills uro a perfect
blood builder uud nerve restorer, curing
sneli diseases as rheumatism, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, Ot,
Vitus' Dance, nervous prostration and the
tired feeling therefrom,the aftereffects of la
jrippe, diseases depending on "humors in the
blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas,
etc. Pink Pills give-a healthy glow to pale
and sallow complexions and are a specific for
the troubles peculiar to the female system,
uud iu the case of men they effect a radica
cure in all cases arising from mental worry,
overwork, or excesses of any nature.
These Pilla aro manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, of Lrock-
ville, Out,, and Scheneetady, N. V.,and are
sold only in boxes bearing tlio firm's trade
mark (printed iu red ink) and wrapper, at
50 cents a hox, or six boxes for s'2.ii[). Rear
iu mind that Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla are
never sold in bulk, or by the do/en or
hundred, and any dealer who offers substitutes in this form ia trying to defraud you,
uud should be avoided. The public are
also cautioned against all other so-called
blood builders ami nerve ionics, no matter
what name may be given them. Thoy are
all imitations whose makers hope to real
a pecuniary advantage from the wonderful
reputation achieved by. Dr. Williams' I'ink
Pilla, Aak your dealer for Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People and refuse all
imitations and substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may be had of
all druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
address. Tho price at which these pills are
sild makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other
remedies or medical treatment.
iiia wife had time
this bouse Jb iu au awful
Shrewd Enough to Start in Virat
" Mi'riu," he said,   as   he   entered   the
house, speaking hob
to Buy a word,
condition,"
" Why, Henry " slio began.
"Don't try to excuse yourself," he interrupted. " Look at this room I I was
going to bring u friend home with me, but
I refrained for four the house would be
just in the condition that 1 lind it iu,"
" If you hud sent word, Henry "
"Sent word, Maria! Why should auy
ono who claims to be a housekeeper have to
be notified ao that she can scurry about
and make things look respectable'; And
Lhat gown, Maria! It's outrageous to he
dressed in thai fashion   at   this   time of
day."
" 1 could have changed it���"
"Oh,of corns*. Vou could have done lot
oMhiuga, hut you didn't. Vou should he
ready to entertain jour husband's friends
at uny time.    I suppose the Jiuner is cold,
It's not ao good as it was. Vou're late,
you know,"
"Of courao, and if I hud brought my
friend with me he'd havo had to .lit down
cold dinner or one that was burned to
a cinder, and we should have both felt
humiliated and should have had to apologize. H isn't right, Maria 1 It isn't right
at all''
And after he hud settled himself in his
arm chair alter dinner be chuckled to himself und muttered :
Colly, lint I would have got a roasting
for being lute if I hadn't started in iirsi. 1'ts
a great aeheme."
The life of nun is made up of action and
endurance j und lifo ia fruitful in the ratio
in which it is laid out iu noble action or in
patient perseverance.
The next time you have a trouble and
feel that-you must (ell it, write it down.
Then when your trouble has blown over you
cun burn it, Vou can't if you tell ,it to a
friend.
He Mover Caught Any thine*
I remember years ago a seventeen-year
idd cousin from the country unexpectedly
joining a family party in town at tea.
He had brought his portmanteau, and,
like ono of Mr, .Smiles' young men arrived
in [London to mike his fortune, had evidently " come to stay."
" Glad to see you, Jack," aaid the hostess ; " but to what are we indebted for
thia condescension ?"
" Oh, audi a lark! Old Dobbin (his
tutor) and half the pupils are down with
soarlet fever."
Thero waa a dreadful acrimmage The
older children snatched up the younger and
fled from the room. The hostess clasped
her babe to her breast and glared at the
intruder aa though he had come purposely
to deprive her of her otfspring.
" Do you come here from a house full of
acarlet fever ?" she gasped.
" Don't you be frightened about me,"
returned that awful boy ; " I never catch
anything."
Hut he did that time.���[Sheffield Sun.
The people at the World's Dispensary of
Buffalo, X. V., have n stock-taking time
once a year and what do you think they
do! Count the number of bottles thal'vo
been returned by the men and womoti who
suy that Dr. Pierce's Gulden Medical Discovery or Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
didn't do what they said it would do.
And how many do you think they havo
to count. One in ten? Not one in five
hundred !
Hero aro two remedies���one the --Golden
Medical Discovery," for regulating and in-
vigorntiiii* tho liver uud purifying the
blood ; tho other the hope of weakly wom-
iiuhood ; they've been Hold for years, sold
by lhe million bottles ; sold under u positive guarantee, aud not one in five hundred
can say: "It wus not the medicine for me!"
And���is thoro any reason why you should
be the one'! And-~suppnaing you arc,
what do you lose?     Absolutely nothing !
The philosopher, tho saint and the hero,
the wise, the good and the great man, very
often lio hidden and concealed in a plebeian, which proper education might havo
disinterred and brougllUto light,
Don't wait till spring is past bofore trying K. D. C. It clonuses und heals the
Btomuch, invigorates and touea lho system.
No othor tonic needed, Tnke it now. Free
sample mailed to nny address,
We ure too fond of our own will. Wo
want to ho doing what we fancy mighty
things; hut. the great point is to do small
things, when called to do them, in a right
spirit���[It, Cecil.
$10 Worth  for   Hi) Cents-la
aonicthiiig unusual, but it seems this is what
every one gets who purchases Mrs. K. M. I
Jones' lamouB hook "Dairying for Profit, or
the Poor Man's Cow."   A lending farmer,
writes, "I Lave  " book ou Dairying,)
price $10 ; practically, Mra. .Jones' book ia
worth more !" Mrs. Jones is known all ovor
lho U, S. und Canada. Her Herd haa made
a magnificent success, winning 1st prize
everywhere for years, also 20 large medals,
gold sitvor,and bronze; solid silver cup (value $.100) won at Kellogg'sNcw York sale,
beautiful .Silver Tea Set, given by the
Farmer's Advocate for three heat dairy
cows of any breed, also hundreds of other
prizes, diplomas and sweepstakes. Her
butler brings far the highest price in Can*
ada* for her wholi output, (1,000 lliBayear.
Any ouo cun mnko the same profit if tbey
rcrd and follow her plain, common sense
methods. Her book tells the whole story,
and cult bo got hy sending ,10 cents to Hubert Prowii, agent, box .'i.'l Krookvillo,
Ontario, Canada.
To some the sun na it rites is but a golden
guinea rising out of tho aea ; to othera it is
a life-giving orb, ncuompauied hy choirs of
angels.    Some look Mid don't see.
Dr, Harvey's Southern Red Pine for
coughs and colds is the most reliable aud
perfect cough medicine in the market. For
Bule everywhere.
Some one haa aaid that there are a great
many men in thia country whose property
and roligiou nro both in tho names of their
wives.
GIBBONS' TOOTHACHE QUM aot-i n' a
emiiniury Ullin-r, anil slo-is toolhuchu instant
y   ''ul'lliy ilni:'i'i-K
There is one that alippotb iu hia speech,
but not from his heart; and who is he that
hath uot oll'cuded with his tongue ?
A. P. 059.
Kor two years I suffered terribly
.villi stomach trouble, ami was for
ill that time under treatment by a
physician. He finally, after trying
sverytbiug, Said stomach was about
.vorn out, and that I would have to
owe eating solid food for a. time at
leaht. t was so weak that 1 could
not work. Finally on the recommendation ofa friend who had used
; your preparations
A worn-out with henefici.il results, I piocured a
Stomach.     bottle of August
Flower, ami com-
meuccd using it. It seemed to do
me good al oiice. I gained in
.ifcn.j'ih ami flesh rapidly; my up-
utile became good, nud I suffered
to bad ciTeets from what I ate. I
ed mnv like a new man. ami con-
���i(i**r that August Flower has en-
irc-ly cuitid me of Dyspepsia in its
vorslfoiui. Ja.mks K. Dedhiuck,
i.uij-ritii.'S, New York. '    >
\V. H. Utsey, St. George's, fi. C,
.vrites: I li.ive used your'August
���'lowei for Dyspepsia aiul find it un
At the
Bank.
This is to notify
you that your account at the bank
of health ia overdrawn; at this rate you will soon be
bankrupt, unless you take
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Of Other Medicines  Failed
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-summer montli-i. I have soi!l8tlin03 not him
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Ti.*m liming llie summer, waa able to iiu in-/
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mil cured of  eryatnelu**, ami riToiiuueiul aay
peraou so ntiilcteil to use
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Four botllos liafl done more for tne limn J20fl
wot lh of other iii'-'lu-ine. I think It the best
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Oil, LOVE IS ALWAYS THE SAME.
CHAPTER VI.���(Costihubp.)
" Your guests rather."
No answer.
-* I hope, at least, you will like the selection I have made."
" I hope ao," absently.
" Next time you can make your own."
"I dareaay."
" I think, perhapa, it would be advisable
that you should know who ia coming," aays
Lord Brankamere, irritably.
'* M ?*' jt ia evident Bhe is not listening,
' May I beg that you will give me your
attention for a few minutesV" His tone
thii time is very much louder, and Lady
Brankamere lifts to him a glance of calm
surprise.
" Ah, you wish to talk���is that it?" she
asks in a bored voice, with an air of intense
resignation, laying her magazine upon her
kneea. "Well!" She looks at him languidly.
"1 wif-h certainly to interest you in the
affairs of your household."
' If that   is  tm,   you am fortunate,    I
him with a contemptuous smile. Her defiance maddens him.
" I should prefer a rude one to none at
all," he exclaims, with a sudden burst of
fury. " Vour insolent silence ia more than
lean endure."
" And I should prefer to make none," returns she, smilingly. "How shall we decide":"
Cool and composed, ahe rises from her
seal and looks at the ormolu affair on the
chimney-piece, that is ticking loudly as if
to warn them of the passage of time.
"Almost eleven ! Too late for further
discussion, however pleasant," ahe says,
calmly.    " Good-night, my lord."
CHAPTER VII.
"1 am sorry to have disturbed you; I
believed the room was empty," says Mine,
vou Thirsk with a little start, preparing to
closo the library door behind her again.
" No, Btay. As you are here, perhaps
you will let me consult with you about
these people who are coming to-morrow."
"lord Itmnkamero looka up at her with a
am   already   deeply*   interested.       .
indeod,    more   than    interested;   I    am ; frown horn of anxious thought.
curious,   May 1 ask who is this woman��� ]_"*?_ *^I!i.J!?S*.^_LW*-,,l^w^
Hay!         ____
this houaekeopor���this madam���who haa
just quilted the room, and who a few houra
ago welcomed me so kindly to my own
housel"
"Sho is Madamo von Thirsk. She can
hardly ho called a housekeeper, Sho is a i
groat, friend, n vory tender friund of my I
grandmother's."
"A rare friendship I May and December
do not, as a rulo, lio in each other'n bosoms.
Twenty years ago, Lady Hranksmcro must
have been pretty much what she is now.
Twenty years ago, hor friend must have
been n little girl of twelve or so. It is very
charming, vory pioturesmio, quite a small
romance.    And this friend : you pay her?"
"Certainly not." A dark Hush rises to
hia forehead. " flood heavens ! no," ho
continues, in a allocked tone, " She stays
ere lor love of Lady Bnuikamero."
"Ab ! for love of Udy Branksmere I She
looks woll born, yet alio resigns the world
to lako caro of an old woman. It ia a mar-
VeMoiu devotion."
" Ves. A marvellous devotion," repeats
Branksmoro, in a low tone.
" Sho aeema clever, too, Has she " (with
a little aueerj Mbefrlomled your grandmother loug*:"
"She has been with hor, oft'and on, for
the last seven years, I should aay. Sho is
quite an old friend with us all."
" With your sister-in-law, for example?"
A sad shadow croasea Branksmere's face.
" Of course, thoy have met, but not
often. ] have been ho seldom tit Brankamere, and Lady Anno rarely comes here in
my absence."
" She, too, UkcB this madame ?"
" I really can'tsay," impatiently. " What
an interest you take in her."
"Woll? Is not that what you ilea! red a
moment since, that I should look after the
allairs of iny household? A good wife,"
with a curl of her red lips, " should
follow her husband's lead, and you
��� By the bye, you seemed quite engrossed with the conversation of your grandmother's friend, as 1 came up the balcony
steps a little while ago."
" Did I? Probably ahe was telling me
something about Lady Branksmere."
Muriel, throwing back her head against
tho soft crimson Bilk of the cushions, laughs
aloud. At this moment it occurs to her
how little alio really cares.
"You are an excellent grandson," she
aays, looking at him through half closed lids,
" Few would lose themselves so entirely as
you seemed to do, in a recital of their
grandmother's ailments, even with a handsome woman."
** All this is beside the mark," exclaims
Bratiksmeio, abruptly, " Why I drew you
away from your book was to explain to you
about, out guests of Thursday next. I hope
at least you will tike my sister-in-law, Lady
Anne."
" Vou forgot 1 have already learned to do
that. Lady Anne is one ofthe few people 1
uiueerely admire. She ia auch a diatinct
contrast to myself that, if only as a useful
study, I should value her. There seems to
bo no angles about her; no corners to be
turned. It seems to me in every phase ol
life she would lie admirable."
" She ia admirable always. Her girlhood,
hor womanhood, her widowhood, have been
alike without reproach.
" Talk in*; of her reminds mo that
to-night I met some one else who
B likely to suit me. 1 allude lo
my brother's wife, Mra. Daryl. .She
seems a little crude, a little brusque, perhaps, hut very desirable."
" I am glad you have found aome one ao
much to your  taatu  so near you���so near
Branksmere."
" Yea, it ia an advantage. Well!''���carelessly���" who else is coming ?"
"The Primroses, thu Yyners, Mr. Halk-
ett, Captain Staines, and "
Lady Brankamere, knocking her arm iu
eome awkward fashion against the elbow of
her chair, her magazine falls to the ground.
Her husband stoops to pick it up, and as
he hands it to her is a little struck by some
Indefinable change in her face. Are her oyes
brighter, nr her lips paler, or is it that���
" You look feverish. 1 was right about
that chill after all," ho says, slowly.
" If it pleases you, think so," returns
she, in a quick hard tone, "Co on���Mr,
Halkett, Captain���Slainta did you say 1"
"You should know him. He was nt-tying down here last autumn with some people, I believe. I know little of him myself:
met him in Brussels aliout a year ago, and
yeaterday in Piccadilly, camo face to face
with him again. Ho happened to mention
Vyncrs, so as he is an agreeable sort of fellow���good connectiniiH and all that���I
asked him to come to us for a fortnight or
ao. He seemed reluctant, I thought. But
I suggested to hini that tho commencement
of the season is always dull, and that a week
orsoiu the country would regulate him
lor it."
" There nro others?" she asks.
" Lilian Ainyotutid your eoiiain Paulyn
Hriersly. You know you refused lo Invite
any of your own friends, so I was thrown
ml my own resources.''
" I know thul.    It was an absurd tlm-) to
as unky  one, with  the aeasou almost h
gun''
"As thoy am naked"���atitlly���" 1 hopo
you will make them welcome."
" Kveu if [didn't, 1 expect it would hardly mailer iu this perfect!) managed menage"
���with a Hash frum her large eyes. " Thi:
Madame Do���Von��� what ever it is, has been
at the head of your affairs for bo long that
it seems a pity to disturb her."
"I fail to understand you," haughtily.
*' Madame vou Thirsk has certainly been
useful, but
" Thcrufore why should she not go on
being useful to the end of the chapter? Why
defraud yourself of her valuable, services for
the sake of?���" She bro-iks off impatiently
with all the air of one who has been giving
way to speech for the mere sake of lilting
up a void, but who is hardly aware of what
sho is saying; "Why did you ask these
people bore?" ahe cries, turning now upon
Brankamere with Budden passion.
" Wheu you declined to spend your season in Park  Lane, 1 thought it prudent to
Jill Branksmere."
" But why���why?" feverishly.
" Fearing "���dryly���"as I   Baid before,
that you would find this place dull."
" I didn't expect to find it duller than
any other place." Her passion has died
away from her, and the old insolent expression has again crept round her lips.
"Meaning it would bo dull anywhere
with me?"
Muriel shrugs her shoulders, but makes
no reply.
" Is thai,yonr meaning?"
Would you compel me to make you a
opening wide her velvety oyos. " lint, S1
ly, there is my Lady Branksmere ?"
" Who knows nothing of them��� whereaa
you have met them ail before," returns
Branksmoro, Irritably, "To hor, thoy will
he strangers ; to you, with the keen sense
of analyii-i that belongs to you, thoir idioayu-
crush's, their various dot-ires, will be known,
ami I want them to be comfortable ; to feel
satisfied with the new regime."
Still, it appears iu a degree foolish,
doesn't it ?" asks she, " If your wife is to
know these people later on, it would be hotter aim should be made au fait with their
lispositions as soon as possible." She looks
up suddenly. " Where is she, then ? 1
know she was out, but I believed ynu were
with her."
Vou must remember she is as yet a
little new tn everything," he says, in a constrained tone. " Ami it is only i.atural that
she should want just at first to aeo a good
deal of her own people. Lot her rest hor*
self so. You can help ine to-day lu her absence, as you have always done."
" As 1   have alwaya done," ahe repeats,
slowly.   Then, with a  chauge of manner
swift aa lightning,  ahe  ilinga herself into
chair,   and draws   toward her Ink and
paper.
"Now for the names of your friends,"
alio cried, " You forget I don't even know
ao much. Lady Anne 1" writing, aa he die-
tales to her���" tho Vynera, Primroses,
Oeorgo   Halkett,    Mrs.   Amy at,   Captain
St "   She drops her pen and stares up
at him���"Staines?" she asks, incredulous-
iy.
"Staines. Yes. Tall fair man in the
lOih ; or was it the 10th? Do you know
him ?"
" Not personally. You will remember,''
paling, " how complete is my seclusion, as
u rule, when living at Branksmere; so
c.impleto that my absences have gone unremarked. But yet, gossip reaches me, the
most reserved. I know something of this
man."
"Woll?" He waits for a reply, but
nothing cornea.    " Anything bad ?'
" So far ; oo."*
" An answer worthy of a sibyl," He
draws his chair closer to tho table. A faint
smile curlea his lips. " Now for your news,"
he says, bantcringly.
" It is unimportant, perhaps ! He was
staying down here with ihc Adairs for a
month or ao last autumn."
" All laat autumn, aa I understand, and
far into the winter. But that is not a crime,
is it ?"
" Did I suggest crimes V" Tho expression
in her Urge deep eyea la curious. " That
firat insinuation of it rests with you." She
leans toward him across the table, and with
outstretched arm and lingers attracts his
attention, " Hemember !" she says, iu a
low tone.
"My dear Thokla, what? You grow
tragic. You remind one of that everlasting
Charles the First. Aud yet we were not
talking of blin-, but of Staines and his sojourn with tne Adaira last autumn. He is
a great friend of theirs,"
" la ho . He is then probably a favorite
of the gods, And all men worship him. The
Daryls amongst others.
" Yea. Ho seemed tn know everybody
round here. Aud now that I think of it
ho especially mentioned the Daryls."-
11 lie shows talent," says Mine, vou
Thirsk.
"H" haa been unfortunate enough to
auger you iu some way."
" 1'ardon mo. We have never met. I
���mould not know thia Monsieur���-Staines is
it not?���if he were shown into this room
unannounced."
" Then you are unjust to him without
reasoni"
" Yea, But what have I said, then?"
she asks,
" It is your manner, your whole air, Aa
for Staiiios himaolf, 1 know little of him ;
so little, that your innuendoes fallen sterile
soil, When 1 asked him to come here ho
happened to mention having been hero beforo. That is how I know of his intimacy
with the Adairs,"
"Did he mention anything else? His
penchant for Lady Branksmoro amongst
othor thingsV"
Sho har risen to hor feet.
He, t.)o, has risen,
"Was that so?" he asked iu a terrible
ton-}. "Is that all?" ho askea derisively���
"Poor devil!���why, what a mountain you
would make out nf your molehill."
"Don't invito that man hero, Branka-
more," aaya madamo. "Ho warned in
timo,"
"Your warning comes too late," lightly,
"1 have invited him. I expect him hy the
five train to-morrow. Tut! you forgot
Muriel's beauty !'.' Her faeo pales, "Men
must seo il. If 1 wero toclose my doors to
all who bowed at Muriel's aiirine, I expect
I should know but few in the country."
"1 would nut counsel you to abut your
doors ou those who had loved her," sa>B
Mmo. von"Thirsk, in a low meaning time,
" On whom then ?"denianded he fiercely.
" Your wife," she continues, -' la one of
the moat beautiful women I have over
steu. She has grown deadly pale, but
presently iacalmnesaitsolf, and very nearly
indifferent*. "If this man once loved her
why expose him to her fascinations for tho
aecond time?" she says, with veiled eyes
and an extreme quietude of manner tnat
should have warned him,
"It ia all moro goasip," declares BrankB
mete, walking impatiently up aud down
the room.
"It may ho so. Yet gnaaip hurts. What
if this gnaaip you so despise had gono
further?"
"As how ?" Ho stopa short and regards
her threateningly.
"What if it had heen," said she, "your
wife���your wife, Branksmere���had loved
him?"
"I warn you I" ho exclaims with a voice
full uf concentrated passion. "I desire you
uot to go too far. I will have no word
breathed againat Lady Brauksmere I"
No, Not one word," ahe answers, de-
libcrately, "It was foolish of you, my
friend, to prosuppoao the word was there 1
Yet, heat* me, Branksmere." She draws
nearer, and with folded arms looka grave-
ly up at him. "1 tell you it is madness to
ask that man to your house."
"A madncBs 1 refuse to recognize," returns ho, coldly.
���'Aa yon will, of course," throwing opt her hands with a little foreign gesture. " But there is much wisdom
in the saying that ' prevention ia better
than cure."'
" There is littio wisdom iu doubting
one's wifo without cause,"
Madame laughs.
" Ah I you havo been too long abroad 1"
" Vou would have ine believe something," he says at laat, in a stilled tone.
" What ?"
" 1 have already said aa much as I intend
to say. For all I kuow the mischief may
be past aud gone���and���it may not ! And
think," with a sudden ilaah from her dark
���-y-'j, " how it was she spoke of home; and
where ahe placed it 1 Not here. Not here,
Brankamere!"
"How you diatort things," exclaims he.
" The house that has been bome for the first
twenty years of one's life ia naturally home
to the end. In time thia place, too, will
become dear, and���" Hia voice dies away.
There is some melancholy in it.
" Ah ! So ?" murmurs madame. " And
she ib there now. In the present home, eh?"
" Yes," returns Branksmere, shortly.
* ��� * ��� ���
But ahe is not. She has come back from
her morning visit to the twins ; and is now
making a tour of the castle with old Mra.
Stout, the houaekeeper, as cicerone. Mrs.
Stout, who is as discursive as she is fleshy,
ia holding forth in a rambling fashion about
ull the Branksmeres, dead aud gone. Her
extremely engaging conversation brings
them presently to the passage that leads to
the apartments of the dowager. She makes
a step into the paaaage.
1 Her ladyship does not receive to-day,"
aaye the housekeeper, " bui, no doubt if you,
my lady, desire to see her, Bhe���"
Not to-day," says Muriel. "But I
should like to visit tho rooms beyond. This
part of the house loons so mysterious, so out
off from the restnf it, that Ihrvuaatrange
longing to make myself acquainted with
it,p
"The keys," alio says, turning rather
impatiently to tho housekeeper.
" 1 haven't them, my lady. The rooma
beyond belong to Madam* Thirsk. No one
is over allowed to enter them," replies Mra.
Stout, "except Mrs. Brooks." Mrs, Brooks
is tho dowager's attendant.
But there must he six or seven rooms in
this vi ing ���" questions Muriel.
" Seven, my lady."
" Surely, Madame Von Thirsk does not
require them all ?"
"Apparently she does my lady. I have
been here now close ou six years, and no
one haa ever gone into them save madame
herself or Mra, Brooks. They do Bay as how
it is haunted, but that, of course, ia not for
your ladyship to believe."
"Haunted! By what?" asks Muriel.
"Ah! That is what no one knows, my
lady. There have only been footatopa
heard and��� screams at odd Intervals. But
tho story goea that a former lady of Branksmere Hung herself from one of the windows
in thia part of the houso, bncau-e, poor
lady, ahe was forbidden to see her young���
tluitis���ahem!���the gent Ionian sho fancied,"
winds up Mra. Stout, with an apologetic
cough.
" Locked up by the orthodox cruel
parent, no doubt," says Lady Branksmere.
"Well not exactly, ma'am, It waa a
cruel husband that time," murmurs Mrs,
Stout, mildly.
" Husband 1''
"Yea���begging your ladyship's pardon I
There was a husband, sure enough, hut It
appears the poor creature didn't take to
him much, but had a hankering like after
an old lover of hers, as was moat natural."
"Take care,Mrs. Stout," laughs Muriel,
carelessly. "I doubt your morals are not
altogether sound."
"I think time will prove you wrong there,
my lady," returns Mrs. Stout stiffly. "Immortality has never been attributed to
Jane Stout 1"
"No. One nan quite understand that-
poor Jane Stout I" returns Lady Branksmere. "But to your tale. I will not be
spared one ghastly detail,"
"My lord could tell you all about It far
better than|I can madame; but the end of it
was that the miserable lady threw herself
out of one of the windows on a starlight
night, and her body waa found next morning in the alone courtyard beneath, ait
crushed and mangled,and so disfigured that
they scarcely knew her."
"A aecond Jezebel," remarks Muriel.
" And now she walks the earth again, you
tell me, in dainty raiment, aa when she
ived?���or���m they picked her up from the
Rained court-yard 1
" Who can aay, my lady!" The housekeeper shrinks a little as if terror stricken.
" 'Tis only known for certain that sometimes, on moon-Hght nights, one cau hear
an unearthly yell that comes from behind
the dosed door. It is the cry the poor
soul gave when falling."
" You    did i/oit ever hear  it?" ahe asks.
���* Once, madame," whispers the houaekeeper. " But the dowager lady is some-
times a littio nervous, Brooks tells me, and
I thought perhaps���" She pauses embarrassed.
" That the sound came from her, or else
from a heated imagination," finishes
Muriel for her, " Well, the thought ia
uncanny, however it goes."
She shakes off the grewsome feeling that
had made its own of her, and once more
glances at the carefully guarded dour.
"I must then apply to Madame von
Thirsk for tho keys of this wing ?" she aska
slowly.
"Yes, my lady ; or to his lordship."
At thia moment  the heavy baize-covered
:loor  ia flung open,  and Mine,   von Thirsk
steps softly out iuto the corridor I
(to 111*. f'OJ'TINUKD.)
CLEANING LONDON STfiEET3.
The Typical ('riHiiun Sweeper nn 1 tint
Inched Pulillr Servant.
Every one Is familiar with the typical
crossing sweeper, tho unattached and irresponsible public servant whose energies
iu search of pennies aro far in excess of any
other display of industry. But the crossing sweeper is only a supernumerary���he ia
not the real actor in road awenping. Tho
geuuitio artist may bo aeon in full force any
morning iu the neighborhood of Covent
(lurden. About lOOauch men are employed.
They are paid twenty-five shillings per
week each, with a shilling extra for those
who are called out for brief   Sunday duty,
" Yonr men seem to work well," our report, r aaid to one of the gangors, " Ves, sir,
thoy are well treated, and they do their
work properly." "Havo you any club or
society among you ?" " No, sir. If a man
la ill ho goes before the doctor, and then if
tho doctor aaya he is ill, why, he gooa home
and ho ia paid just the same. We havo no
stoppages. If man does do anything wrong,
the suveyor will generally overlook it���excepting drink, he can't stand that. But
he s a regular gentleman as understands his
business." Happy road ��� sweepers. No
trade union, no grievances.
Just then the cart was drawn into position, and the road sweepings were quickly
lifted into it and carried sway. Naturally
our reporter asked where tills cartload of
cabbage leaves and other refuse was to be
taken. "Oh, it's taken straight away to
the barges and sent into the country for
manure. This waste from Covent Garden
thua is made to help to provide the next
crop for the market, and doei uot as some
suppose, form the foundation for White-
chapel Havana cigars. Truly street sweep
ing ia a science.
But sweeping und "squeegeeing" is not.
siitiicicnt for our streets. Our artist-has
depicteti the men in tho act of washing a
Loudon street iu the neighborhood of Co
vent Garden���a process which can claim u
triple advantage. First, it takes away any
lurking miorohes whioh the broom or squeegee may have left; aecond, the water effectually Hushes the aewers; third, the
operation affords an interfiling entertain
ment to the great unwashed.
rude answer!" asks she, looking full at  she Bays, with downcast eyes.
Willing to Uondentie-
11���I must not listen to you, Mr. Oapp-
phead,"protested  tho blushing  girl,, with
eyes downcast.    " You are only  trifling,
and���and, besides it is getting late."
" Please hear me nut, Mis.- Helen !"
pleaded the infatuated young reporter.
"I'll cut it down to 250 words 1"
LN THE TOWER OF SILENCE
A P��Mce's Terrible Kxprrlcnee-Tlir Vui-
Inres Which ('awe lo Devour him S��v-
e4 hit Ltre-.i ('nii-iuiii-- Eait Indian
Story.
Il happened in my father's time, early
in the lifue;-. 1 have often heard hii
the story ; and looking through bis papers
after hia death I came across the written
account of it, It ia my opinion that the
dear old man jotted down the story in an
idle hour, intending it for publication ;
but when his task was finished, the whim
passed away; the manuscript was laid
aside, and probably never aaw the light of
day again until I unearthed it from the
drawer of an old secretaire laat summer. I
think the facis are sufficiently out of tbe
common to be interesting, and therefore I
give the story verbatim in my father's own
words. I would merely add that, at the
time the events transpired, my father waa
in the Honourable East India Company's
service. The manuscript, runs as follows :
In 1850 I waa removed from Bombay to
Kharabad, a small town at the western
foot of the Ghauts between Bombay and
Puna; and here 1 made the acquaintance of
Mr. Framji Jijibhai, a Paraee gentleman of
moat agreeable manners. He and I were
near neighbors, and being brought much
into contract with each other through business matters, quickly became fast friends.
Unlike moat of his race, Mr. Jijibhai exhibited no great love for jewellery, and I
never knew him to wear any ornamental
trinket j save a certain ring, which was never
absent from tho little finger of his left baud.
This ring which waa of gold, was of the
most exquisite I*! istern workmanship, and
contained a large opal of extraordinary
beauty. I am no great judgo of preoious
stones ; but tho gout was certaiuly one of
the finest of its kind that I have ever seen,
and tho adornment of Mr, dijibhat's little
finger must have represented .n. value of
aome hundreds of pounds in our money.
OSM EVENIXC,
while the Paraee and myself were sipping
our claret in the veranda of my buugalow,
1 ventured tu remark upon the beauty of
this ring; whereupon my companion told
me how it had como into hia possession. It
had been given him, ho aaid, by a native
Princess In return for some service of a peculiarly delicate nature which he had rendered her; and ao highly did he prize
the trinket, that he had given positive
orders that when anything happened
to him, and he paid tho final debt to
nature, the ring was not to be removed from hia finger, hut was to
be conveyed along with hia body into the
" dokhnia, " or tower of alienee, where the
vultures in stripping the mortal flesh from
hia bones might perchance carry the trinket
away���none know whither. Although
highly romantic, it struck me at the ti.ne
that this was a very foolish method of disposing of such valuable property; but it
was no concern ol mine, and consequently 1
made no remark upon it.
I do not remember whether Tip, my body-
servant, waa present in the veranda during
our conversation ; but subsequent events
lead me to suppose that he must have been
present, or, at any rate, within earshot.
Tip��� I don't suppose that was his correct
name, but it was tbe only ono I ever kuew
him by- was the biggest thief unhanged.
Hia petty larcenies were a source of continual trouble to me ; and had it not been for
the recollection that ho had onoe been instrument al iu saving my lifo a fen years
previously, during
AN* IWFORTTNAT* RIOT
at Bombay, he and I would have severed
our connection long before we did. As it
was, whenever he was detected in any act
of dishonesty, he always made such voluble
promise** to reform, and reminded me ao
pertinaciously of the debt I owed him, that
my resolution invariably fell before his importunities, and he waa allowed to continue
in my service, always, however, on the diatinct understanding that this wus his laat
chance. But I regrut to say that Tip did
not reform; and after an interval of a few
weeks, the samo scene, with the same remits, would be gone through again.
One morning, early in Is."*l, 1 had a business engagement with my friend Mr.
Framji Jijibhai, which he failed to keep.
This occasioned me considerable surprise,
as the Parsee was, as a rule, punctuality
itself iu all business appointments. For
fully au hour I had waited for him, when a
messenger arrived to aay that he was dead.
He had died that morning so suddenly that
the'Mastur"or"inohed" (priests) 1ml not
on had time to repeat the prayers for the
dying. The ^oroastrians only allow a very
short time to intervene between death and
the funeral ceremony ; and juat before sunset that same day the body of Mr. Jijibhai
waa conveyed from hia house to the tower
of silence, his last resting place, which iu
this instance was aituated upon a lonely,
tree-clad eminence, a little distance from
Kharabad.
Some Very mistaken notions concerning
the Parasces' towers of silence exist. I believe, among tho English at home. I remember seeing them described iu the work
of an eminent writer of adventures, who
must have been wofully ignorant on the
subject, as lofty towers, not unlike the dismantled round towers we lind in Ireland,
at tho top of which were placed open gratings. Upon these huge grids the corpses���
so Bays the writor 1 refer to���-wero placed
TO UK DKNUDBD OF PI.KSII
hy thoso scavengers of the air, the vultures,
until tho clean-picked bones fell through
the iron bars into the pit beneath.
Now, all this is very erroneous and
misleading. In the lirst place, the dokhmas
are not lofty towers. Proportionately,
they are low, squat edifices, tho total
height rarely exceeding one-third of
the diameter. Although they are all
built practically on the same plan, the ac
tual dimensions of the towers differ considerably, tho averago ami most common
measurements being���total height from
twenty to thirty foet, and diameter from
seventy to ninety feet. I n t he second place,
they contain no-.-.ratings whatever on which
to deposit the bodies. As a matter of fact,
the interior consists, with tho exception of
the "hhaudar" or pit in the centro, of a
solid platform, the surface of which is only
some seven or eight foot lower than the top
of tho parapet. Tho surface of tho platform
ia arranged iii three concentric rowa of
" pa via "���largo slaha of atone, divided
from each other by stone ridges a few inches
high -ami it \i on those pavis, in which
���hanuels are cut to drain on tho rain-water
into the bhandar, that the deceased Parsees
are laid. When the vultures have plucked
away all the flesh, the bones aru allowed to
remain until the ami has completely dried
tliein, when they ure flung into the bhandar
to crumble into dust. The dokhma-at
Kharabad was, for Bome unknown reuaou or
other, of unusual dimensions. The maximum height waa nearly forty feet, while
the parapet was not moro than four or five
feet higher than the platform.
Into this tower the remains of Framji
Jijibhai wc. carried by the "naaoaalars"
juat aa the ami touched the western horizon;
and lho funeral party wended its way
sorrowfully hack to Kharabad, leaving the
vultures to their ghastly task. An hour
later the moon aroso, and as 1 stood in my
veranda 1 could aee the dokhma, where all
that remained of my t'ead friend lay, loom
ing black and sombre in the moonlight.
An hour later, too, I missed iliy servant
Tip. Ho was absent about au hour and a
half. During that time an Afghan shepherd
who waa returning homo by a path ihruugh
the thicket on the sido of the lonely hill
observed the figure of a Hindu
MOVIHO .STKAt.TIIII.Y OUT
from the shadow of tho trees into the open
apace surrounding the tower of silence,
with a coiled rope over hia shoulder.
Hurriedly glancing round, lo make sure
that he .vas unobserved, the Hindu approached the dokhma and flung one end of
tho rope, to which was attached a bent
piece of iron, intended to acta-, u grapnel,
over the parapet. The lirst atlempt was
unauecesful, for in hustling in the stock of
m*-iMm*i*mmmiaimmmVi rvM&y,   . ���
the rope the iron fell back to the
ground. A second and a third
trial also resulted in failure; hut
at tho fovrlh essay the iiuproviseiJ grapnel
caught firmly. The next minute the man
was swarming up the rope, and quickly disappeared over the parapet. Before many
Seconds had elapsed, he reappeared, and
slid down by tlie aaiue means hu had ascended. To shake the grapnel loose frun
its hold, so as to leave no trace of his aacri
legions act, was a matter of some difficulty,
but it was accomplished at last * and having
again coiled up trie rope, the man left the
scene of his exploit, and the vultures which
he had disturbed once more swooped down
to their ghastly feeding-ground. That
man-���the violator of the aerial tomb���was
Tip.
When he made hia reappearance at my
bungalow, I asked him to account for his
absence. He told me with the utmost
sang-froid that he had been to see his fa
ttmr,| who was lying ill at the other side of
the town; and I, in my ignorance of the
real facts, believed him. That night, I
aat up latewriting, for I bad bu official re*
port to lend away noxt morning to Itombay.
nut, somehow, 1 could not concentrate my
thoughts on my work. My mind would go
rambling away to that sombre tower upon
the hill, and it was past midnight when my
taak was finished. At lsat, however, the
concluding word was written, and with a
sigh of relief I gathered together my papers and slapped my hands, a signal which
Tin Woll understood.
Now, tho room in which I had boon writing was entered by twodoora, one from the
veranda, and the other exactly opposite it;
and it was through the latter lhat my servant made disappearance in response to my
summons. Aa I was sitting with my back
to the veranda, I had a full view of Tip's
villainous visage as he entered the room.
One step ho took beyond tho threshold,
and thon stood rooted to the spot,
TRANSFIXED WITH TERROR.
His jaw dropped, his eyes dilated, and tho
tray he waa bearing fell with a crash from
his useless fingers. The next moment he
waa shaking like an as- un leaf. Whatever
waa the cause of his fright was evidently
behind ine ; but before 1 had time to turn
round to ascertain what it was a figure darted madly past me and clutched the trembling Hindu by the throat. The figure bore
the form anil features of my dead friend,
Mr. Framji Jijibhai.
At first I thought���aa no doubt Tip did���
this must be an apparition.; but I was naturally superstitious and instantly dismiss-
ed this theory from my mini. This was
too substantial for a spirit. It was the Par-
Bee in the flesh. His only clothing waa hia
scanty funeral garb ; and from his naked
ed wrists the blood waa streaming to
tin floor from several ugly, lacerated
wounds. Hia face was ghastly pale, in
spile of the natural swarthinesa of his
skin, und hia eyes flashed with anger,
The painful state ot his wriata, however, did not prevent him from grasping my servant with an iron grip until the
latter a eyeballs rolled in a frenzy of
agonised terror and fairly bulged from his
head.
"Where is my ring, you sacrilegious villain���you robber of the'dead ?" he demanded
fiercely.
For reply the Hindu gurgled some inarticulate words m hia throat, and fumbling
in his turban with trembling lingers, produced the opal ring I had so often seen on
Mr, Jijlbhai'B hand. The Paraee released
his hold and snatched hia stolen property
hastily from Tip. The latter no aooner
felt himself free, than, making a bolt for
the veranda, he tied howling out into the
moonlit night; and to thia day I have never
set eyes on him again.
Aa aoou as my friend's excitement had
subsided, he fell helplessly into a chair,
and I thought for the moment tint he waa
going to faint from sheer exhaustion. I
pressed food and wine upon him, bound up
wounded arma, and assisted him into a leas
airy garb, after whioh he recovered himself
rapidly, and while I sat smoking my pipe,
he related to mo tho following account of
hia terrible experience:
Thiamorning(aaid he) when tny friends
thought ine dead, I waa in aome strange
state of catalepsy, which is all the more
inexplicable to me from the fact that I have
never before been subject even to the slight-
eat seizure of that nature. Although to all
outward appearances dead, I was painfully
conseioua of what was going on around me;
and you will readily understand the anguish
I experienced whon the doctor, having felt
for my pulse, pronounced life to bu extinct;
and preparations were made fur the funeral
ceremony. I pictured to myself in ghastly
colours all the torturous horrors of being
plucked to pieces atir<: by the vultures, and
yet 1 was utterly incapable of making any
sign to those around me. The mysterious
line of communication between the will and
the muscles waa cut off, and I
FKI.T MYSELF DOOMED
to be the helpless victim of a natural phenomenon. When I was carried into the
dokhma aud left lying upon the pavi, I
mentally gave way to thu direst despair,
knowing ua I did that barely an hour is, as
a rule, required to denude the corpse of
every vestige of tlcsh. As my friends retired from the spot, leaving me in my torn-
hie loneliness, the vultures which hud been
hovering iu tho vicinity swooped down in
a threatening cloud ; and I wondered what
part of my poi-ann would he thu first point
nf attack. 1 had long given up all hope ol
escape, and now 1 only prayed that death
would speedily come���that thu vultures
would begin the feast upon some vital part
and relieve me from the tortures of a alow
decease.
Iu thia I waa, happily, disappointed.
Whether the birds of prey kuew instinctively that the spark of life still smouldered in
my breust, or the all-wise God who mado
both them and mo miraculously restrained
them iu His merciful providence, I know
not; but this I do not know, that though
they hovered and fluttered about me, sometimes so closely that they fanned my cheeks
with the flapping of their wings, 1 waa
not harmed even by ao much ob a hair of
the head all the time I lay thero on the
pavi, an inert body.
Night came on; the moon aroso, and still
I lay thero unable to move hand or foot; the
vulture-i, perched like so many sentinels
upon the parallel, occasionally leaving it to
circle round me, waiting fur the spirit to
leave the body. The suspense was as awful aa it is indescribable. .Suddenly the vub
titrea rose and How   away.   Tho next m-v
plight, for stay in that dreadful spot I could
not. I felt that I must make my escape at
all hazards.
In this awful dilemma I was inspired with
a lucky thought, which I at on:e proceeded
to put into execution, Uemuuiug my old
position 1 lay perfectly still, and soon the
vultures again returned, and Hocked rouud
me. Awaiting a favorablo opportunity, I
made a grab at one ot the largest as he hovered menacingly not more than a foot di-
rectly above me, and was successful in
catching hold of him by the legs. He struggled terribly and pecked viciously at my
wrists with the result that you have Been ;
but I Btuck to him with both hands, like
grim death, and, mounting the parapet,
leaped into the air.
It seemed a terribly long time before I
reached the ground ; but my expedient
proved successful. The huge bird's struggles to get away broke the lull force of my
tall, and I landed on Urea jirma unhurt,
except for the painful state of my wriata.
Leaving go my bold on the vulture, he rose
in the air and soared away ; while I ���cram-
hied to my feet and hurried here to confront
the rascal who had robbed me before he had
time to make away with hia booty.���The
rest you know.
THE TROPICAL F0BE8T3-
Mlmnice AnliuaiN Thul Spend Their Uvea
initu- -unie-it Trees*
To tho naturalist the moat marked feature
of tho groat tropical forest south of the
equator is tho inequality iu the balance of
nature between the vegetable and animal
life. From tho forests of Brazil to the forests of the Congo, through the wooded
heights of Northern MaMflaeoae to the
tangled jungles of the Asiatic Archipelago
and the impenetrable woods of New Guinea,
the boundless profusion of vegetable growth
is unmatched by any similar abundance in
animal forms. A few brilliant birds of
strange shape and matchleaa plumage, aucii
as the toucans of Guinea amid the Amazons
or the birds of paradise in the Moluccas or
the Papuan Archipelago, haunt the loftiest
trees, and from time tn time fall victims to
the blow pipe or arrow of the natives, who
scarcely dare to penetrate that foodleaa region, even for such spoils, until incantation
and sacrilice havo propitiated the offended
spirits of the woods ; but, except the sloth
and the giant ant-eater, there is hardly to
be found in the tropical regions of the New
World a quadruped which can excite the
curiosity of the naturalist or form food even
for the wildest of mankind.
Iu the corresponding tracts of Africa and
the Asiatic Archipelago the rare four-footed
animals that live in the solitary forest* are
for tho most part creatures of the night.
Unlike tho lively squirrels and amrtin-cata
ol temperate regions they do not leave their
hiding places till the tropical darknesa has
fallen on the forest, when they seek their
food, uot on the surface of the ground, but,
imitating the birds, ascend to the upper surface of the ocean of trees, and at the firat
approach of dawn aeek refuge from the
hateful day in the dark recesses of some
aged and hollow trunk. There ia nothing
like the Ioris or the lemur in the fauna of
temperate Kurope, We may rather compare them to a race of (.rboreal moles, the
condition of whose life is darknesa and invisibility, But, unlike the moles, the small*
er mem hers of these rarely seen tribes are
among the most beautiful and interesting
creatures of the tropics, though the extreme
difficulty of capturing creatures whose
whole life is spent on the loftiest forest
trees is further increaaed by the reluctance
of the natives to enter the deserted and
pathless forests. The beautiful lemura,
moat of which are found in Madagascar, are
further believed by the Malagaai to embody
the spirits of their ancestors, and the weird
and plaintive erica which fill the groves at
night, uttered by creatures whose bodies,
as they cling to the branches, are invisible,
and whose delicate movements are noiseless,
may well have left a doubt on the minds of
the discoverers of the island as to whether
tliese were not in truth the cries and waitings of ttue lemnrea, the unquiet (hosts of
the departed.
Opium In a New Ligllt-
Sir George Birdwood, an eminent medical man, who has spent many years in
India in charge of native regiments, jails
aud hospitals, says that Indian opium ia,
aa it alwaya has been, the luxury of the
rich in China, just as champagne is in
Kurope and America, *'theonly difference
between them being that while the daily
uao of champagne or other wines and
spirits, malt liquors, etc., may prove
dcleterioua, tho smoking of pure extract of
Indian monopoly opium can in itaelf never
be injurious to health, not even when indulged, ao far as time and money wasted on
it are concerned, to.so-called excess. Opium
in brief, is ono of the greatest gifts of
Providence to the people of the tropica ;
and not simply as a soothing adjuvant to
the digestion of a vegetarian diet, bucIi as
that used by the Hindoos, and a prophy
latic againat malaria, through ita specific
action ou the perspiration, the only secretion it stimulates, hut, above all, beoauao
ita use, liko that of tea, coffee and tobacco,
anticipates and allays the natural thirst of
mankind for alcoholic stimulants, which
certainly can not bo safely indulged in by
tho emotional people of Southern Asia and
Africa, cxeepu with the greatest circumspection and carefulness." The same authority ahowa that opium ia the moat oconom-
icul of stimulants. Baaing his estimate on
the fact that while the Knglish drink bill
for 1891 waa put at $700,000,000, the
Chinese opium hill for the same year was
$125,000,000, ho calculates that if opium
wore substituted in England for wine and
spirits the bill for stimulants would be $lf*,-
760,000, aa againat $"00,000,000. Touching
tho administrative and economical sides of
tho opium question, Sir Goorge Bird wood,
"holding that ita habitual consumption is
conducive to tho health, wealth and happiness of the inhabitants of the tropics, and
moro especially of those who are vogotar-
ians," advocates that the manufacture of
tho drug should bo freely thrown open to
private enterprise, and the duty on Ha ox
port raised as high aa possible in tho intertropical competition with ardent spirits
to whioh it seems predeatined, " And
within thirty years tho whole Imperial,
provincial and feudatory expenditure of
India might, in this way, lie met out of tbe
yearly increasing opium revenue, while the
country itself would bo left practically untaxed.1*
ment a rope was Hung over the parapet and
withdrawn. This ooourred threo times. The
fourth timo the rope caught somehow ; and
shortly afterwards the head aud shoulders
of that rascally servant of yours appeared
above the masonry. Luckily tho particular
point at whioh he invaded the dokhma was
directly lu my line nf eight, or 1 should
nover have known who the robber was, for,
of course, 1 could move my eyes no more
than 1 could any other part of my hotly.
Springing lightly down ou to the platform,
Tip made hia way to me, snatched the ring
from my finger, and decamped the same
way he came. No aooner had lie gone
than
THE Vll.TURES KKTrRNKn,
and I was iu exactly the same predicament
as before, One big repulsive-looking fellow
hovered so closely above me that he brushed my breast with his winga, and I thought
he waa about to pluck out my eyes, but he
wheeled away again and perched on the
parapet.
For hours I lay thus. Then suddenly
I it-It my natural power return to me,
and I experienced a thrill of exquisite joy
I thought that the hour of my deliverance was at hand. My recovery was
rapid; hut I was weak from exhaustion. I tumped up and capered about for
very gladmss, while the birds lied in alarm
at my unexpected resurrection, But iny
tronblea were not yet at an end. The outer
wall of the dokhma is, as you know, a great
height from the ground, and I knew that if
1 attempted to leap down I should probably
break my neck, 'lhe facing of lhe walls
was loo smooth to afford me any help to
acramble down by, and I was in a desporalo
WE8T INDIA FISHER MEN-
w--H.irrruir-.kiii shown by ihe Natives Im
Their Uu-: Uul Koati.
One of the few interesting exhibitions of
skill that one sees in knocking about among
the West Indian Islands is the cat-chini* of
fish by the native. The Caribs, nays a
writer, are the personiticalion of idleness
when seen aahore about their huts and in
the streets of the town. They never seem
to have anything to do and alwaya appear
to be perfeotly contented to snooze about
in the shade in utter disregard of what the
morrow may bring forth. Put them, however, in one of their little dug-out canoes,
with a paddle in their hand, and they
are all movement and grace as they send
their frail craft spinning along over the
beautiful blue waves or guide them with
surprising agility in through the foaming
white-crested breakers that, to the uninitiated, look as though they were savage
enough to swallow up the cockleshell boats
and their too venturesome occupants.
A stranget would have gone through an
extended course of anti-fat before he could
stand a chanoe of seating himself on one of
the narrow seats or of standing up in the
crazy canoe without fear of spilling himself
out into the briny and offering a tempting
morsel to the ubiquituua sharks, whose
ugly tins afford ever-present, reminders of
what ia in atoro for the unwary. Blow high
blow low, the native fisherman must take
his chancea and go out for sea-food, which
apparently forms the chief portion of hia
daily ration.
How many of thom fail to return there is
no means of ascertaining, hut it is quite safe
to aay that an occasional accident muat occur where bo many and such great risks are
run. There ia usually but ono occupant to
a canoe, but in spile of this fact, ami in defiance of the burning rays of the tropical
sun, he frequently manages to nover miloa
before hia work ia overjaud.a propor mess baa
been captured.
When the fiah run close to the surface a
spear supplements the hook and line, but as
a general thing the tackle is the sole reliance. Small fiah caught close in shore or
the soft part of shellfish form the bait.
The book is baited and allowed to trail
considerably aatern, the end of the line being secured to a pin on the gunwale or to
tbe spare seat, and then the round turn ia
taken over one of the big toe ��� of the fisherman.
The paddle is handled to perfection and
is dipped in the water so quietly that not
a splash is seen nor a sound heard, while
the boat is sent ahead at a moderate speed,
with only a minimum disturbance on the
water. The slightest nibble, and down
;oes the paddle iu the boat und with both
lands the line ia hauled in. All of these
movements are so perfectly made that the
two-foot-wide craft remains without a semblance of rocking, and, indeed, when tho
fish U close alongside it is hard to see that
any additional motion is given the boat.
Thia is ail the more remarkable when one
considers tho Spanish mackerel, barracouta,
or whatever the fish may be, are often very
large. Some of the latter are over seven
feet and weigh about ,'10 pounds. These
are exceptions, to be sure, but one frequently sees fish hauled in aa large aa our good-
sized blue-fish, and quite aa active.
DO DOCTORS SAVE LIVES ?
Patient* Are Believed and a -Ureal Number Get Well*   .
We can remember the indelible impression
made on our mind by more than one conversation with Sir Henry Acland when we were
for a time aoting aa houao surgeon of the
Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. It was a part
ot our weekly duty to fill in the hospital
books and to give a brief summary of the
condition of the patients. We began by saying something like this one day that Sir
Henry waa assisting us in poating up the
weekly report: "John Smith, discharged,
cured," " Stop I" exclaimed the courteous
and accomplished Reigus Professor of
Physic; " please say that again." We
did so. " Cured," repeated Sir Henry,
with his sweet smile : " well, I once knew
a patient cured, though I even had some
doubta about him, but I have known many
relieved, while, of course, a great number
get well. Let ua aay ' discharged, well ;
we must be careful how we use auch a term
as cured." We wero young then���2'2���and
we are not sure that we fully caught the
gentle reproof bo courteously conveyed.
Sir Henry may have completely forgotten the occurrence, but wo have not, and
it made ua understand that thc physician
can often relieve, and that nature, given
fair play can cure, but that the former
must be exceedingly cautious in claiming
very muchjfrom his remedies and treatment.
Perhaps we have too deeply pondered over
the words of these masters of their art, but
it has often seemed to ua that we doctors
muat bo exceedingly cautious, and the moru
carefully we examine the less certain are
we that our help ia of the signal importance
we often believe it to be.
Do doctors save a million lives a year ?
Do they save a half a million 1 Do they save
live lives apiece '; Well, wo will not decide
but let us credit them, to be on the safe
side, with having two apiece all round : of
course, besides this they may, in many
cases, relieve Buttering ; they promote recovery and thoy prevent relapses, but that
is a very different matter from being " instrumental" in saving human life, and alas 1
too often when disease has obtained a firm
hold the beat efforts of the greatest physician are doomed to disheartening failure.
Y2
001101117 a Haao'War ���
Strange scenes marked the weighing of
the anchor of a man-of-war belonging to a
South American Government at Toulon. It
ia aaid that the ofllcera had contracted
debts amounting to about .'IU,000f. in the
southern naval seaport. Accordingly the
vessel before leaving the roadstead was surrounded by boatloads of excited aud clamouring creditors, who made attempts to get
on hoard, but were threatened hy tho crew
of the man-of-war. Both officers and men,
according to the report, said that they
would prevent anybody entering the ship,
at the point of the sword. The French I
cooks and atewarda, who had been hired
for the mess room of the foreign man-of-
war, then left the vessel, aa they were
afraid that they might receive bad treatment during the, voyage. As the creditors
wore unable to get on hoard they had
themselves rawed hack to shore, and lodged
a complaint with tho justice of the peace.
A "writer" was despatched out to the
foreign craft, but the captain refused to aee
him. Soon afterwards the man-of-war
stood out to sea, and tho creditors finding
that the naval prefect of the port could do
nothing for them resolved to bring their
grievances to the notice ol the Minister for
Foreign Affairs.
_ -��
Her OonfoisioD-
Mrs, Nowed���I think you're a stingy
old thing to refusu mo this money.
Newed���Why, before we wero married
you were always telling me not tu spend
money on yon,
Mrs. Ni-wed I told you eo then hocauso
I knew you would do it just the same.
ATE HIS DAUQHTEK.
An Indian (aim I ha | ut Qnriirr Ate at His
llillil h Body lo keen llllliiclf
From IN'r Mi I in:.
A Quebec despatch aays;-���An Indian oE
the MautagaiH tribe named doekstadjocks,
residing in Ste. Marguerite, ou the north
shore below here, killed Ins wife and
daughter and ate a good portion of the latter.
Home travelers passing by thu Indian
wigwam were horrified to find the gory remain! of au Indian girl a little way off from
the cabin.
Tho body born traces of strangulation,
the face was black and congested, the eyes
bulged outof their sockets, and in some
parts of the body the llesh had been sliced
oil, and parts of the lames and Intestines
were laid bare.
The Indian, when questioned, allowed
that hia wife and daughter lu I died of
hunger and misery and that he partook of
the flesh from the body of his daughter in
order to alleviate the torments of hunger
from which he waa dying himaolf. 'Ihe
travelers, however, suspected something
else and thought it very probible that the
vase was oue of the extraordinary cases of
cannibalism sometimes reported by hunters
iu far-off plateaus on tho bordering heights
of land.
The Indian is being kept under watch
and the district coroner will hold an inquest
to determine, if possible, the cause of the
deaths.
The Aee of Pericles-
Fame is always hard to define, and it
often appears that the names of the greatest
philosophers of old arc unknown to many
people. A gentleman was to deliver a lecture upon the " Age of Pericles" in n country town, and two of the citizens were
speaking of it.
After a a few remarks upon the lecturer,
Mr. Brown asked : " What are pcrieles,
anyway, Smith?"
" Well, Brown, I don't exactly know,
but it is some kind of shellfish."
" Oh, yes 1 Then, of course,' the nge' bus
reference to the tune they have been out of
water."
Not Quito Free.
"Could you got the lawyer to express hia
opin on freely !"
" Not exactly ; ho chaiged me ��10." THE WEEKLY NEWS, JUNE 7, 1893-
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Editorial Notes.
The fashion, wealth and aristocracy of
England are to be found largely within
the Conservative ranks. It seems, therefore, remarkable that there should have
been such a violation of thc conventions
ol society as occurred nt the opening of
Hie British lmpcri.ii Institute. It ��as
not a place where partisan feeling would
In: expected In exhibit itself, ami yet the
appearance of (.ladstone, who was a
guest of ihe Prince of Wales, was received with a storm of jeers and hisses.
This did not injure him, but it immensely injure.I the conservative cause, and
lowered the titled ranks in the respect of
ile people of England, nnd ofthe wnrld.
Measured by natural ability, native dignity, culture, refinement, learning, and
moral worth he bad no equal in all that
vast thron-j, and long after tbey are for-
got ton, with all that relates to them, the
name of England's peerless Primit-r will
excite tbe admiration of mankind.
The Duke of York and the Princess
May will be married this month, The
most note* wort Iiy incident connected with
ilie affair is the announcement that no allowance will be made the bride and groom
'Ij.- Parliament. This is unprecedented
and shows the democratic tendencies of
tne times. Royalty may be a good
tinny, but it should not be made burdensome to the people, If the amount which
has been given as a special allowance to
llie Prince of Wales, now that the Duke
ol Clarence is dead, is divided according
to precedent, the young couple will have
ample for all their wants measured by
the standard of their position. Doubtless
there will be sent from all over Her Majesty's broad domains costly presents indicative ofthe syni(athy and goodwislus
of the people. These voluntary offerings
aie appropriate, and we arc glad to
know that Lady Derby has initiated a
movement at Ottawa so that Miss Canada will be enabled to present a suitable
wedding gift with her congratulations.
The ruad work in this district is being
dmic this ycai mainly by contract. Those
let so far have been reasonably low, and
Die interest of the people will be well
served provided the work is well done.
We believe the contract system is the
best, but it needs thorough supervision.
In saying this we do not mean to reflect
upon the contractor-,; they probably average up well with other people in the matter of honesty; nevertheless their work
should be superintended. The people ol
every neighborhood should sec that the
contractor on the road in which they have
a special interest follows strictly the specifications, While the contract work is
goin/ on we will gladly publish any complaints which mav be sent to us in writing
having tbe name of the writer attached,
not for publication, necessarily but as a
guarantee of good faith. After the work
is done and settled for, criticism would
be profitless, and we should not feel justified in giving circulation to it. Now
while tbe work is going on is the time to
get a good job, and it is the duty of every
one to assist in arriving at the best result.
THE RAG-PICKERS OF PARIS,
-ru-iis-aml* nt I'ei-pln Win- Mulder Wraith
from Uul-liMli uml Kohi-u..
The woaltb of Pariit is mo boundh-ss
that tbe rubbish aud rofuso of thi'city
aro worth millions. There ure more than
li ft y tin m 1 h,u ut puraoiis who earn a living
by picking up what otbere throw away.
'twenty thousand womun and children
caist by sifting and sorting tin- gatherings uf the pickers, who collect every
<lny in the year about 1,200 tone of merchandise, which they sell to tho whole-
a *!o rag-dealers for tome 70.WW franca.
At night you aee men with bankets strap-
pod ou their backs, a lantern in one hand,
and iu the other a stick with an iron
hook on tha end. Thev walk along
rapidly, their eyes fixed on the ground.
over which the lantern flings a sheet of
light, and whatever the* find In the way
of paper, rags, lumen, grease, metal, etc',
they stow away in their baskets, In the
morning, in front of each house, vou see
men, women, and children sifting tbe
dust bins before they are emptied into
the scavengers' carts. At various hours
of the day vou may remark isolated ragpickers, who seem to work with less
met bud thnn the others and with a more
independent air. The night pickers are
generally novices; mon who, having
lieeu thrown out of work, are obliged to
hunt for their living like the wild beasts.
The morning pickers are experienced
and regular workers, who pay for the
privelege of lifting the dustbins of a
certain number of house* and of trading
with the results. The rest, the majority,
uro tho eoureurs, the runners, who exorcise thoir profession freely and without
control, working when they please and
loafing when they please.  They are the
}diilonijpl.-irn and adventurers of the pro-
essiou, and their chief object is to enjoy
life and meditate upon its problems ���
I From "Proletarian Paris." by Theodore Child, in Harper's Magazine for
January.
Ctlr-sordtDhrj BsMult of ��� ���it-it. ������
On* of the strangest thing-* to ba seen
at Santa Oux these days is a queer
���pouting rock, or rather a tuiinwl and
rocky aperture, through which the sc-a
water boils and bubbles furiously. The
queer spouting rock developed during a
recent great storm. Every two or throe
minutes alternately a volume of water
sixty feet high shoots into the air. To
view it wholly from the surface it appears
to be a gigantic geyser. The water, which
is thrown up in such a great volume, ia
salt brine from the Pacific ocean. For a
thousand years possibly.aud may be many
more, for nobody knows, the waves
of the ocean have been playing sueh an
earnest game of hide-and-go-seek with
themselves and the rocky shore that
they have worn neat chasms aud tunnels into the laud. An examination of
tho ground thereabouts by a San Francisco Examiner man revealed nuv.-l
things. It was found that a long, narrow groove or cut led into the shore. It
was widest at the aea end, liko a wedge,
and grew narrower aa it reached into the
land.   It extended about eighty feet.
Into this the waves thrashed aud ha.a>
mered aa they rolled in from toward th *
mountains across the bay which l>urd��r
the Salinas river. As the waves crashed
against the end of the tunnel tbey kept
wearing away tho soft imudninno which
comiM-sed it aud a portion of tho roof
above. At length the waves extended
far beyond the weak portion of the roof,
aud there was a rebound which was very
powerful. Gradually it ate away the
roof. Suddenly during the storm it
burst through, making nn aperture
about two feet square and looking much
like a hopper to a grain mill. It appears
to have at a point where a peculiar strain
was put on a portion of the enprock,
whicli cranked and fell. When this oc-
cured the water was partially froed from
the queer underground prison, and iw
tlie waves played back and forth it Bout
the column nifty ward.	
Only tt Score of Willi�� llhlii-icertM-H*.
From a letter addressed by that renowned sportsman, Mr. Scions, to the
Field, it appears that that curious and
rare animal tho white rhinoeoro.-, lias
not yet gone the way of tbe dodo nnd
the great bustard, though some have
ventured to give Mr. Scions' authority
for saying that he in Masboimland,
which has kept the uativo hunters to
tho west of the Umniati River, that
this gentleman attributes the fact that
iu thia part a few specimens still survive the constant persecution which in
Iohs than twenty years has utterly exterminated them in every other portion
of South Central Africa. "Thore may
yot," Mr. SeloitB adds, "be ton or even
twenty of these animals left, but certainly'not more I think, than the latter
number."���London News.
M-UlMicf-t* Cuvereil hy  Itntii-t-r-i,
An average waltz takes one over or
about three-quarters of a mile, and a
square dnm-e makes you cover a half
mile nnd 11 galop equals a good mile, at
a rim, too. Count for yourself how
much the girl with a well filled pro-
gramo traverses in an evening. Twenty
dances is tho average, yon know. Of
these about twelve are waltzes. Thero,
at once, are niue miles. Three galops
and she has done twelve miles. Five
other dances ata half mile apiece, which
iii hardly a fairly big estimate, brings
her ciose 111*011 fifteen miles, to say nothing of the intermission stroll iu the
garden and the trips to the dre-wing
room to ronovato one's gown and complexion. 	
Ct-.ltbilKo Still!** Sixteen Feet High.
The manufacture of cabbage walking
sticks is quite a trado in the Isle of Jersey, and the enormous size to which
these stalks grow renders their conversion into these useful article-, a somewhat easy mutter. There is a local song
greatly admired by tourists containing
the words 1 "Here we grow tbe cabbage
ten feet high," and, incredible .1* this
may appear, even higher,
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General ttlacksmi thing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty,
Union Steamship Co. B.C.LM.
HEAD OFFICE anil Wharf, Vancouver. &C.
VHiicouvooraiul Nanaisne���88. Cutch Leaves
O. 1\ II. Wlmrf dnily itt 1:00 p. in. reluming
from Niiiiiiiinuat Tn. in. C'urgo at Cum,.-my h
wharf until noon.
Vancouver ami Comox���88, CAntox leaves
Coiniuiny'N wlmrf every Mon-lay ul s. a in
for Comox -Ut-trict, roturlnug on Tuo-wlu*-.
Vancouver nnd Niirlhoni liOgglng ('auiiis
ami f-Ji-ttomuutH ���8 8, t'omov lOftVim llie
('otniMMiys wlmrf overy Woiinoad-iy nt. Hit. in.
foi- (JitwHi'H l-unilliiK.rte'-rlii'lt, Welcome I'll-tH
bund, Cortoi, Kerni Himiit iinii returning thu
bsiiiu routo.,nud to l'ort Ncvillu and wnyports
every nUeriinle woek
t-Q.Hloiinier-1 and .Scows ulwnys iivnilnl-le for
Ex-'umioiiH,Towing. Freighting Husine-t-t. Am
plo Hlonigu AiTnuind-iiJoii on i.'o's whurf.
I'nj'iienliir.t uu appl tea Hon to this i-fln-u.
WM. WEBESTEtt,    Manager-
Tolouhono Ul P. O. Hox 317
(WARNING
All persons driving over lhe. wharf
or bridges in Comox district faster
th��H a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
S. Creech
Gov. Agent.
UNION BAKERY
Courtenay B.  C.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
LOOK.
Ml   *'���   tt    -
nionI ivery
���   A N  D   ���
 J   L	
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses ard  Bigs for Hire at
.A.X.X.  Times
LOOK HERE
-UNION*
Saw Mill
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber ulwnys on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
Also all kinds of oulding,
Lath, Sawn and p'it Shingles, and dressed I'ine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
NOTICE THISI
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
IMPROVE Your STOCK
��o00R PRIZE STALK
JJ Norman   McLeod ��
0 u
0    The  justly     celebrated ��
0  Clydesdale,     will    travel n
0 through the District  this ��
0 b 0
0 season. 0
0
0
0
R. Grant & L. Mounce.j?
Props. Union, B. C. 0
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B. O.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing, a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Ho.lsin. I'niji! Mill at., HQ llos.3.1, Tel, Ml
Nanaimo II. (J.
A complete stock nfltouahand Dressed
Lumber always on band; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Uiinis, Windows and
Winds. Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds iifwond tinishing furnished
Cedar,     White   I'ine,     Rcdwn.d.
All orders accompanied \\ ithCASH uroiupt
iy and carefully attended in.
Steamer listed
Harbor and onlside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W.  Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,   Wholesale
and   Retail  Dealer    in
CARPETS,    I.INOI.KU.M, Oil. CLOTH    AND
- HOUSE     FUKINISHINO -
&**���' Laigcst Estabi;slimcnt of ils kind.
I-J4 Cordova St.      Vancouver,    II. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
|*fy UNDERTAKER.
Courtenay B, 0.
Fraser iVThomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
the Bay.
Also do s general
Teaming Business
Orders may b.- led at the Courtenay
Hotel, or this office.
Dr W J Curry
(DENTIST.)
Green's Block���near l'ost Office���Nanai-
no. Any -number of teeth removed
without p.iin and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicit or.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's   Block.
Nanaimo, B. C.
SPRI1TG   J-vriLLEIsTERTX'
We have received our new Mill��nery find aw very tnuy   filling or-der**
for spring Hats and Bonnet*,   Come down and aee ua at once
tm.      DRESS   GOODS      -��S
W�� have surpassed anything ever attempted before   in  this   lint,  aad
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
"SLOAN & SCOTT
Commercial Street Nanaimo B. C.
I Make It a Point I Know
i
For ihe l��t thirty years having handled Silver Ware, manufactured by tin-
Ccbbrated lirma of Ricd and Barion���Kodgers iS47-and Meriden Britannia,
1 know them to be A I.   fcjj. In Jewelry, Cloc-kn, Watches, anil BnecacK
I Show th�� Largest Stock In .be city, AT 11 AHD TIMES   PRICES.
Speesl at'enti iii given to p-paring in ALI.-Hr^nchfs of the Trade.
E.S..
Orders by mail will bav., prompt atten'ioo. J&'t
M. R. Counter
Crescent Jewelry Store.
5
Nanaimo B. C.
Vancouver furniture Warehouse,
{established 1S711-
BASTION,   WHARF   AND   FRONT   8TREETS
JOHN HUBERT.
MANUFACTURER AND DIRECT IMPORTER
         Alan IIoaU-i* In        	
CARPETS BEDDING AND WAI.I. PAPER,
GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
AGENT WH11'E SEWING MACHINES. UNDERTAKER.
nanaimo B.C.   �����.*����
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Barton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a .SUPURIOR ARTICLE for tbe -iitnift money? 	
Raper Raper & Co.
BookieUers,    Statiouere,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. II. C.
Nanaimo .Hacbine Works
OF
Robert J, Wenboni'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      l.adncrs Landing B. C,
A large supply of three and four year old
APPLE  T-*-4X5-C3
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and (jrass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and ever,
tjreens of every variety.
M. R. Gilchrist,
Courtenay
C. B.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Canney Chemist,
Managen
Pun* DruRB Chemicals and  Patent
Mfftlciiins.
t'liynlcnni   Prcsrlptiona and till orders fill' <1
Willi cure nnd ill '|-n(--h. P. O. box 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
'       -'*-    Red House    -*-
r-*.-*��--n-ereial St.     =*-   Nanaimo. B. O.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs-Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
; Nanaimo Steam X
CARRAGE WORKS.
Uaston St. Bridget Nanaimo, 1). C.
General Wad-smithing, Horseshoeing
Carragc Building, etc.
Waguns   and   Farming   Implement"
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drill-
��� inj* Machines made to order on short
notice,
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Hox 598,  No 208 Abbot St.  Vancouver.
TUB FAMOUS
OLYI3B
STA-LX-IOIN"
will be at
John   Hetherington's  stables
During the Season.
Terms���To Insure, for the Season $12.51
"      For Single Service $ 5.00
Groom fees, $ 1.50
Dr. W J. Young
Physician Uf Surgeon
OFFICE <Se ���"SESIDESTC.
Courtenay Pharmacy
OOWETKNAV,  B. 0
Chas R Hardy & Co
btsts
And Financial Broker
Notary Public.. Conveyancer,
Nanaimo. B. C.
2. B. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B, C.
1 have same sjjit-ndni low
for sxfc, botfc -business and re
Now is tic dcae to Uuy to
advantage before ihe CaiiatU
Westain Railway fSiicfeesherej
With the adteni of the railway, in iuUsi'a'.i to thf other
conceded sBlxanugcs oi the
place, prices must nile very
higk,
Tliis town is ioratcd in the
midst ofthe largest agricultural
settlement ��n Vancouver Island, ft is waifam six miles of
Union Mines affording the.farmers of the valley the very
itest home unrket, and is situated on the s-Mily highway
leading icotn the settlement to
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive and are am important
factor in <snr progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
.iny other place the Coast
cun boast of, and the march of
improve<meot is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore Urge, mineral, agricultural,
and timber recourc.es. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and out
hotels of the best-
Far particulars  address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
CO*UR,TEU.*V2" B. O.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
BETTLEEa SATISFACTORILY LOCATED ON PUBLIC LANDS.
Comox Saw Ms.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urphart Bros. Proprs. Comox B.0,

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