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The Weekly News May 24, 1893

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$2.00 PER YEAR
at ���
carry a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Eureka   Bottling  Works,
barsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different llrands of Lager Deer Steam Beer and l'orter.
Ajtent for Union Brewery Company,
Nanaimo and Courtenay  B.  C.
W. J. Young. p. F. Scliarschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
    A   Full   Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc,
Orders Filled on Short Notice,
lhave for sale some pleaded   Lots and   Blocks a   mile
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through The Property
In passing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. Figures low and
terms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest at
present, and once neglected  NEVER    RETURNS
Ollice at Courtenay.
Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
to  buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster.Cordags and Cement
Victoria, B C
P 0 Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Oorrooirondtriirjfr .olicitud.
W'e Carry the Largest S tcck
���   of   ���
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
comox, b:
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Grocaries
Dry Goods
Boots & Shoes
Crockery ft Glassware      Paint & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Fntlcnt Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B 0
J. J, Grant, Proprietor
Tlie Hotel is one of the best equipped
on thc Pacific Coast, and is situated at
die mouth of thc Courtenay River, between Union nnd the large farming settlement of Comox,
Trcul aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with tlie hotel is
kept well supplied  with thc best wines
-ind liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jotn
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
nml rivij-ln tuny offer
c   \-c Victoria. Tuosd *y, 5 a. m.
"   Nnnaiino for Comox, Wuilnus'lny, T n. in
"   C'omux for Vftlrli-i* Island,  uvry I'llcnmlt*
Tlmrs *ny 7 .i.ni.iKt; urni-ii- stuui* day. ]
LuhVu Comox for Niirutiinu,       Fridnj-H, 7(1.11)
*      NitiM.inofor Victoria,  Sum nicy, 7n.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  Tabla   No.   17,
To tako effect at 8.00 n. m. on Friday
September 80-.li. 1C92. Trains run
on Paciiic Standard Time.
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On Saturdayb aud Sundays
Return Tloheti will bn Iwiiod botwoon nil
[Mints for ti farn and ti  fjunrtor,  K"Vh1 for ic-
turn not later titan Monday.
Return Tickets fur uno an l a hnlf ordinary
furo   may Iiu   imrottiucttl daily lu nil points,
Hood  lor  suvi-ii ilr-ya, lliclllltlllg day of IbiIU),
No Kt-luni Tlokflla taiuod for a furu ami a
iittarior whero tlio nhi-fiu faro is iwonty-flvo
Through rat on botwoon Victoria and Comox.
IWrtunt, Oen'l Sunt.
Gen. Frelj-hl and PutiBeiiKer Agt
Society     Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. U. \V.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings .117.30 p. in. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend,
Ernest A. Halliday
Hiram Looge No 14 A.K ,& A.M..H.C.R.
Courtenay B, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full nf the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
\V. J. Yomlg
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Ultra-
K. K.S.
covst-E^ay, b.c.
fphe leading hotel in Comox district,
-"--New and handsomely furnished,
���-xcelleut hunting and fishing: close
to town. Tourists can depend ou
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates, Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.   0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays,Saturdays,
and Sundays.
For ft'tf-'e
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
9 Horses, 100 Bheep, and 90 Cows
together with
2 Mowing Maeliinea, 1 Steel Rollrr
1 I!,*.' pint Kacliina, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sowar, 1 Spring wagon, aud
Double Wagon.
Title deede can be seen in my possession.
Adam McKelvey
new mm
From  our  Old Makers,  C. C.  Co.,   of
Always Satisfactory,
Duncan  Bros.
For Sale.
A ttiorougbrcd, three vear old, Jersey
Apply at this Office.
Real   Estate Snaps.
For sale in acre nnd half ncrc lots
prairie hind nf best quality, situ tiled on
the Tsolum Kiver anil within a mile and
a half of Courtenay, Railway survey close
l; il. Splendid shing nndnunting nenr
by. Apply nt this office or in W.E.Harm
mi on tlw premise*'*! for |t*l ������  ind terms
Wm Maliitiwtu.i.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice B day
Pure Milk from Ihs Ranch
And nlso will deliver to his customc
daily   Fresh   Eggs,   Uulter,  Vcycta
Poultry, etc.
Fanners havin*- nbove for sale or delivery should consul! him,
1','tsscnyer-i carried to und from Union,
Notice to Contractcrs.
Scaled tenders will be received by the
undcrtigned up to noon ofSaturdavJune
iid, 1S93, fir certain work to be done on
Union Mine road- Lower Prairie road,
Black Creek road, McKeivie's road, John
Piercy's road, Little River road, and
Like Road.
Plans and specifications can be seen
at the office of the undersigned on and
after Monday, May 29th from 9 a. m. till
12 m. nnd from 1 p, m. till 5 p. \%
Tenders must be made upon thc printed form which will be supplied for that
purpose. The lowest, or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
S. Creech, Gov. Agent
Grand Concert.
The concert given Monday evening by
the Union Presbyterian choir at Sand-
wick was a meritorious rne, a full account of which will appear next week.
Below is an original poem, ���..riticn by \V.
II. Davidson and su ig ')> hini at concert.
Milk Brigade
Ahoul six miles from  Courtenay
Hijjh   up   upon a   knoll,
Then is a camp called Union
Where miners dig for coal--
A   (-real   conglomeration
From   China " nnd  Japan
Belgium, Sweden, Scotland and
Thc Nova Scmiaii man.
The   miners   live   in cabins
Which are not ofthe best,
And   if   the   onc   is   useless
' Its no more than the rest.
They like both  milk and honey,
Of cash ihcy're not afraid;
So Thomas   and Jack   Fraser
Commenced the milk brigade.
Oh, 'tis  the   same old  story,
You'll   hear it everywhere,
How Mathewson and Crawford
rtre dealing  on the square!
Hut    Ilanigan,   the   farmer,
His   fame   forever made
When he hung  up the harrow
And joined the milk brigade.
With Mathewson they bargained
(Thai enterprising man)
To    take   the    business    over
And   till   the Union can.
But  Crawford   stated    likewise
( And being on the  make )
He'd give   far better measure,
So customers   did take.
The biker brought the message:
Says Bi'l, "If it is true
I must compete with Crawford
Eor failure will njt do;
I'll   sell  bub eggs and butter
And well iny plans I'll choose,1"
So   put   an   advertisement
In Cuurtcnay's Weekly News.
��� Chorus.
Well,   everything   went lovely,
Until one pleasant day
Bold   Harrigan,   the  farmer,
yViih horse and cart so gay,
Came trotting through the forest
With thoughts as line as siik
Some first class eggs and butter
And several  cans of milk.
The hor-,c wns somewhat fractious
And somehow got a stait,
So ran  far in  the forest
And upset  milk  nnd cart.
But   soon he  got another,
And though somewhat delayed,
You'll (ind him  everv  morning
In the famous milk brigade.
��� Chorus.
( In response to an encore )
Now I   forgot   to   mention
The great Tug Wilson's name,
And   must   apologise, sir,
For leaving oui the  same;
A   pet   Of   all   the   ladies,
Polite   and   always   gay
He's honest as they go,   sir,
That's what the  ladies say.
Now don't think that I'm flattering1,
That's one thing 1 don't do;
Don't that young man deserve it?
I'll    leave  it   girls, [0 you;
So jolly and si loving
You'll always find the Made.
And he's  both fat and   pretty
Since of the milk brigade.
Decided Hit.
The Methodist Ladies Aid Society
gi'-eon Saturday at lhe Reading Room
hall, Union, an entertainment of unusual
merit. The hall was fil'ed, before the
curtain rose, and at 50 cents a head must
have netted a very handsome sum. The
hull stage was tastefully draped, and the
flowers, the gift of Mrs. F. I). Little, indicated ihatthe afinirwas managed by
ladies who rea'i/.cd the worth of these
children nf beauty: and to Mrs. F iceman
1'resilient,Mrs. Colltsvice-President,Mrs.
Clinton, Treasurer, Mrs Robson, Secre*
tary,ttnd Mrs,F.1).tiltle.ivho nbtyassisted
them, the success of the evening is due.
The singe managers, James B. McLean, fissistcd byMr.il. P. Collisrttid
(Ieo. Robertson deserve credit for thc
smoothness wilh wh'ih the cliar;idcs,t��b-
leaux and scenes were put on. Mr, (..
W. Clinton performed the duties of chairman with an easy dignity indicating experience. The programme wns sufficiently varied lo suit all tasies, including as it
did, overtures by (he band, solos, trios,
quartctlcs, tableaux, ch tirades, recitations
aud a lambnurine diill. The inu.-ic was
latlsfnctory and ihe singlnn good. Thc
nccninp-inist- Mrs, Utile, was notlcably
elpful to tho singers rather than in nn
Attempt iii display, which is 100 often the
ca-e, nnd sufficiently demonstrated her
merit ait a musician. The "golden wedding" was woll rendered by nil nnd gave
ampin scope to Mr. Alfred Pearso's ;e-
cnlinr power of facial expression which in
lhe comic wonderfully rc*enforcos his vocal gifti, In the song,"My Bonnle,-1
the solo was sueetly sung while the
quartette enme up to the height of a spir
ited rendering. In another college song
the part of Levi was given with considerable dramatic effect. Mr. Howell has a
sweet cultivated mice and sang mosl acceptably. Rev. Mr.Roh-ton's recitation
was effectively dime. The recitation of
Mrs.Cm'is showed a cultivated voice.and
byjudiciou*. emphasis and delicate mod
illation all lhe beauties of lhe piece were
brought out.
Tlie gem, however, was thc
This was well worth the price of admission, As thc curtain rose, twelve young
girls of the average Age of about a dozen
year*!, perhaps less, marched to the pint-
forin.stepping to mtlsic with the precision
of soldiers. They were pretty girls too,
and prettily uniformed, wenfing light blue
Skirts, with white waists their hair woven
into tWO braids, hanging down gracefully
upon either shoulder and tied with white
nnd blue silk ribbons,while a slmlllnr display of ribbons floated from ihe crown of
the head, and formed an attractive knot
on thc lop of the beautiful tambourines
which thc young misses handled with
grace and skill. Mrs. Colli*- stood fronting thc stage and was evidently thc drill
officer and leader, swinging her musical
wand with theperfectionand eracc which
reminds one of the  celebrated leader,
Theodore Thomas, Guided by her motions, but without apparently watching
her, the blue ribboned micses marched
and countermarched, circling out and in,
but never confused or making a wrong
movement in all their various evolutions.
Next to the drill in interest was the
garden scene. The gorgeous sunflowers
were well executed on a laige curtain,
with thc centres cut out to make room for
the handsome features and bright eyes
of a few nf ihe drill brigade who were
standing behind the curtain, while seated
amid the flowers in front were others of them, forming a charming picture,
Hut we cannot enter further into details.
It is hoped that the ladies may be induced
to give the entertainment in this locality,
and thus afford our peolc an opportunity
of attending it.
Denman Snaps.
The matrimonial market h-^re is quiet
at present, but business is liable to be
brisk at any moment.
Accidents, or mishaps rather, still hap.
pen to our fair ones in going too and fro
from 1 lie temperance lodge. Mr. Piercy
the other even Ing, when driving a fair sister home unceremoniously dumped her
out by over turning the rig.Wbctbcrit.was
the darknOss of the night or the nervous
ness attending upon the exciting position
of being charioteer for one of Den mail's
fair daughtcr-vhat made him act the part
of Jehu badly, I know not, but I might
suggest to hull the necessity nf keeping
con! under such trying circumstances.
Our mutual friend Mr. Cheney is still
to the foreground of his fame as thecham
pion of public rights'
The genial master of Ml. Pleasant and
its shrewd mistress are making great
changes on their estate. If all the improvements which thev show you on pa-
per are carried out, Mt. Pleasant bids
fair to be the pleasantest spot on our fair
The genial gnno humored face of Mr.
Thomas Ptercv i1* seen nn more among
local politician!* as he has resigned from
nil the public offices which he of late so
nbly filled.
One nf Denman's fair daughters intends leaving for other scene1*. Cliriositv
is wide awake wandcing why tbe marriage in which she was expected to play
a principal part has not taken place.
Genial Mrs. IV Pickles is still to the
front, acting on her old adage,"making
ihe most of all thimrs". Were all our
bachelors blessed with such a shrewd
business wife their life would indeed be
Mr. James Graham has huitt a new
house rommnndimr a better view of Bavne
Smind.and bv the improvements he is ma
king-, wc h"pc soon to see ,1 fair mistress
installed therein.
Mr. W. Kcenan does not --eem to believe in the pn-rcssivencss of the age. a-*
he discards lhe mode nf carriage and
hauls his hav and other produce in tf*e
old ��av, vi-:: by panniers accross the
back of his horse.
Mr. Graham, senior, lias at last awakened to the fact that thc wav toeniiv
life is tn have p'esant surroundings. He
t.i is erecting a more commodious dwelling house.
Mr. R. Swan in spite ofthe lat-*- spring
has taken matters in his own hand and is
to the front by having   cnmp'etcd   all   of
his seeding in. It is fenernlly thouitht
as he has n new barn, he wns in a hurry
to have it filled to overflow!n 17 so, therefore look nature bv ihe forelock.
Mrs, King, mother of our fair insfrur-
i-*c--s to the VOU117, Is nt nresent pa* iiv.f a
visit to Penman and is the guest of Mrs.
Mr. Tinrkic is coining MDidlv to the
front as a loci! politician and will in all
nrobabiliiv I'll the vacant places caused
by the resignation from public office, of
our esteemed mutual friend,   Mr   Piercy.
Mr. Nelson has invested in an incubator and spends mosl of his lime In hrlng-
in-..- chickens tothe light, wbiV his belter
half looks nftcr ihc nlher affairs.
Others than our fair daughters can get
stuck in ihe mud. Mr. J. V. Nichnti.-,
who is the guest of Mr Piket, at Mt.
Pleasant, the other evening in his eager-
ress to assist a fair one over - got badly
s'nek in a mud hole, and looked as he
laUvhintflv explained verv much like one
*'ho had been dumped into n hrick mill.
I guess our mud cooled his chlvnlric ardour, and he in the future will condscctld
In the H'C ofa lantern while strolling our
lanes on moonless nights
"To Brighter Chimes"
Mr, and Mrs. J. Piket "f Penman Is.
land met with nsnd affliction on Monday
evening of lasi week iu ihe Accidental
drowning of iheHitilp child, Cccil,.iucd
two years and six months. J( was bef-
twoen 5 and d o'cloi k in the e. entng, and
llK lit lie fellow hail been playing about
the new building which Us parents were
erecting which was at the lime uncnilis
e<i. TllO houSO covered a spring which
flowed into a barrel partly set over il in
tbe ground. The cln'd was found by hi-
hi tlo brother in search of   a hnmmer,
Mill) his face ill the waler, dead.     lie h.m
evidently fallen from some point nbove.
over the edge of tho ban el, and
stunned cr hurt-In v I here f'tce downward
until discovered, which could not have
been over ihiee or four minutes, as l,c
was   seen shortly before   in   lhe   house.
The funeral took place on Wednesday.
Slcopontntliy beauty
'DlOU HW-'Ct .'ll.-'l'l 1 llil'l,
itjr-.diTow imbU-jlitcd
By iln utah-Mod.
Valdes Island Siflings.
May 10th- There is very little news of
���my importance In this part of lhe world
at present. Thc weather is so damp that
(here is scaccly any travel.
Hugh Gram cut his foot very badly today; while cutting a small limb thc ;.xe
glanced and went into his nttklc making
a cut about tin) inches long and Striking
lhe bone pretty hard. He will be forced
to mov-3 around on clinches for some
Messrs Brown St Crawford will have
new potatoes nn their farm in Duncan
Ray about the middle of the month.
They intend sending a sample to ihc
World's Pair.   They have also a small
auantity   of buckwheat sowed which is
oing remarkably well.
Rev. Mr. Gallowv put up a house in the
Indian village of Cape Mudj-c so that he
might be among lhe natives to civiliw
them. Itv.asimt long, however, before
the Hiwasbes got tired of him and beg in
to move faaher north, until at list about
a month after he came to live there, all
he had left to civilize were two blind
klooichmen and fourteen dogs. The
others bad made their escape, some to
Nanaimo and some up through Seymour
Narrows. Soon after Mr. Galloway
"turned up missing." Which way he
went is not khown, and thc Si washes live
in hopes he will be will not return.
Local Brevities
The San Mateo arrived yesterday.
The Masonic lodge will meet at its hall
in Courtenay next Saturday evening.
Mrs. C.C. Westwood returned last We.I
nesday fro.n a visit to Nanaimo.
Michael Donahue of Point Holmes has
had an increase of family. Tho mother
is doing well.
We understand that public memo rial
services will be held by the Knights of
Pythias at their hall in Comox, Sunday,
June 181I1.
Thc new Cumberland furniture store
is already occupied by Grant & McGrcg-
o*. A I irge consignment of furniture .vill
be  up to day for them on lhe Joan.
Fou SAI.1-:.��� One horse wagon,
bolster springs, with seat and box. Enquire of I). Stewart or this office.
Foh Sai.k."Pure Brown Leghorn hens
alsn eggs for hatching. Price $1,50 per
setting of 13. Apply lo Mrs.David Pick".
les, Denman Island.
We notice by the 1 ist number of B. C.
Gazette thatT. H. i'iercy of Denmau Island has resigned as justice of the peace
Out at Point Holmes the prospect is
bright for a big yelld of fruit, especially
apples, pears, cherries, grapes, currants,
strnwberrics and gooseberries. The
peaches however have suffered badly
from the frost.
Last Wednesday, while a Chinaman
was carrying a mattress up thc incline at
Union Wharf,the corner struck the bridge
limbers, and precipitated him into ihc
water below, a distance of about 30 feet.
He was badly jarred but is doing well under Pr. Lawrence's care.
Last Thursday Her Royal Majesty's
war steamer, lhe Nymph-was out practicing in front of the beach opposite John J.
R. Miller's place from which point their
evolutions could be plainly seen by the
family. On leaving.a salvo was given in
honor, it is supposed.of the famous gardener.
James Derbyshire, who lives at Kiltie
River, when he returned home last week
found some nne hnd pried open his too)
box and removed bis carpenter's kit.
There was another box tied up wilh a
rjpe containing clothing, which had been
opened, the clothing taken out and put
back. Hence it is inferred that Indians
are not thc culprits.
An Important Sale.
The magnificent farm of Wm. Mathewson on the Hay road is reported sold with
all the cattle, horses, sheep and farm implements to R. Grant & Co, of Union'
The place comprises something over 400
acres, but we understand the pre-emption
claim   has   been   reserved  out  of this-
Notice is hereby given that any poison
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 prosecuted according to law.
Robert Grant.
W. Sharp
Notice is hereby given lhat a County
Court of Nanaimo will be held nt Com-nft
on Thuisdav the 22nd day of June 1893
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Suiters wishing to enter plaints for
said Court must semi particulars ofsnmo
in duplicate with the fees to the undersigned on or before the 6th day of June
l\y Order
M. llrav
Registrar of
County   Court,
Nanaimo, 11. C.
May 10th., 1893.
Bay   Gleanings.
Mm, Maginnis arrived on lhe Coouit*
lam the olhcrday fnnnCanmore.N.W.T,
to join her husband u ho is 1 tinning ihe
Roy ranch on the Hay.
Mr. Geo. Leigh ton, thc popular blnck-
i-nhh, hns bought a lot of Mr. McKelvey
nest lo his old stand whcfQ he will build
it Is whispered thnt he will take a partner in his houso keeping department,
Good for Mir,
Mr. Jack Roan has secured the piece of
'and At ihe Indian ranch where he is living, lie is an enterprising fellow and we
would like lo see him do well.
Last Wednesday was a red letter day
At Comnx. Several thousand dollars
worth of government contracts were let
fir work on roads, and no doubt lho
Gov't. Agent's good nature was thorough
ly tested or will be before the kickers
arc through. Take one thing with another the life of 0 Gov't agent is not a happy
Mr. Charles Baker and Mrs.Ktlen 1'nr-
netit of Hernando Island were united in
marriage at the English Church, Coniox,
last Thursday night'. The Rev. Mr, Willemar officiated, Capt. Manson acted as
witness, and Commodore Cliffe gavu
thc bride away.
The SS. Stella owned by ("apt. Manson
of Cortes Island made a special trip to
bring down the marringe party. She relumed the same evening, Your correspondent wishes thc happy couple a pleasant trip across the matrimonial  sea.
The passengers by last week's trip of
ihc Mail steamer Joan were A. Summer-
���-���ase, R. Cessford nnd wife, Mrs. R. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Lund,and Mrs. West-
wood, Miss Piercy, and Miss Davis. The
Joan look down on Friday Mr. and Mrs.
Gen. Grieve, Wm. Cessford, Wm. Swan,
Mr. Whalen and two children nnd a large
amount of freight.
The Coquitlam arrived Monday evening with a fait amount of freight.
Row Diphtheria is Diffused-
i ..-������  : ��� *.v  country  towns, says lhe
New VuiL Independent, whero there cannot ho occn a flcurialiing currant bush growing m tlio earth that has been gradually
deposited in ihu cleft of uu elm or maple
tree, iiy the .subsidence of the dust of the
air ; and we have heard of a. SUeable maple
tree, growing In the cleft whence the cement
had fallen out, between two stones'of iho
cornice of a lofty church. Would it over
occur lo anybody to imagine that these
growths arc anything other than the result
of ii ourrant seed nnd au elm need, planted
in ihe respective localities where ihey are
found! The lirst wns probably carried hy n
������ bird, tho second bome on the wings of the
wind, lill eaoh found ita soil, uml thenceforth proceeded to grow. Some seeds seem
to foliow certain races. The common plan
tain in .10 sure to he found in the wake of
iiu* European peoples, that the Eniltansoall
it "the white man's footstep;" antl it i-i
surprising how many towns have, growing
within their limits, somo flowering plant
that was once n gardou favorite, which has
heen displaced by a more popular blossom
bui which has takon Its revenge by sowing
it ielf, far and wide, till it lias come to li
regarded as .-. wood, if not a nuisance ; tunl
tho uniformity in n great number of pi
with which lis prevalence is attribute 1 to
somo Bptuster " who went on a jouriioy and
btoilgllt   back   the BOod of n flowor that in
now a gonuluo ptnguo" i-1 oommondod ti
the myth chasers.
It is now porfootty understood that tin
Kyinollo, that Is, the " catching" illsoaiu.
aro prouuoQil by the growth within nui
bodies of plants from microscopical seeds
and that ono of tho most hopeful ways n
extirpating these diaeaaos i.i to dostroy am
provonf tlio d illusion of lhe Heeds.
When, in 1801, ,\;--io)eoii lhe Litllo reach
cd out In found n now empire tustftlnod hy
Froncli bayonets In Mexico, Ida army hnd
io it  men  who   wero snH'cring  from dipll
tlieria ami who brought tho disease lute a
country where it hnd never heen aeon
hoard of before. Thu evanescent glories of
Maximilian soon faded, thoronmantof tho
L-ronoh soldiers went buck, leaving behind
thom Uui evil legacy of this diaoAse, whicli
one of (ho foromost of Moxican doctors Into-
Iy testified, in the American Public Health
Aaaoolatlon, it is imnosslblo to dislodge ot
oouquor, bo very unintelligent nre the com
mon peoplo, nmi ao very inefficient in taking
propor steps for disinfection.
1)1 nil the diseases produced by these in-
flnltosimal hncilli, this is the most to he
dreaded, from the ease with which il passes
Irom person to person, the great pcruculagc
oi deaths, and the formidable injuries it
often leivcs behind in survivors.
Nearly every one cau recall instances of
" mysterious" atlaoku of diphtheria ; ami
I he relation of one or two recent QXpOll'-nooa
in New York will perhaps lend hoUBO buy
ors and apartmont renters to inquire ft little
more closely than they usually do into the
previous history of the health of the families  who have  been the   occupants of  the
liiiildfogu in which they purpose to locate
In November, 1SIII, Dr, Louis Fischer, a
diligent observer ami student of ImotoriO'
logical diseases, wns called to kco a child,
living in nn apartmont house, who hud hnd
no exposure, apparently, but who certainly
hud the disease, lu trying to fathom the
mystery ofhov thia only nnd preciously
guarded child had been   thus  smitten,
was learned that in tho previous winter a
child had had diphtheria in this apartmont,
that another case occurred within a few
days on the floor above, ami another on the
lloor below on the same side of thc hall
while on the other Hide it did not break
out. There is not lacking evidence that it
is carried from lloor to floor hy tho sewer-.
pipe ; bllt iu the case under  consideration
tlio apartment oonsistcdof ft sitting room,
a kitchen ami a bedroom���tiie kitchen ho'
tween the other two, nnd supplied with a
pump to Borvo fresh wator nnd a sink to
oatch all Boiled water. Underneath thi*
Bin It was a trap, whioh, while a partial barrier, may he reasonably supposed to absorb
noxious gases ooinllin from tho .sewer. A
plumber showed to l)r. Fischer a trap thai
had greasy mud threo-quarlore of an inch
deep iii it, that was, of eour.se, formed by
the precipitation from the wasto-loden
st rcama i hat are constantly paaslua through
It, Of course, thekitolion la always warm,
nnd this trap sediment becomes a culture
medium for any genus that may Hnd lodgment there, and lhe bent of the stove will
likely develop them, and iu winter, when
win.low-1 ar.-.'loseil,nnd the fresh air cannot
gel al them, they will find out the-r victim,
if perchance there is a child era person
who has thc slightest nliniaiou of the
throat, or who is at ihu lime phynicnlly
below par. So Dr. fllauhot makes the
following precis nf the situation i���
1, A sudden development of diphtheria
iu a previously healthy child.
2. 'The existence of n Blench iirisin** from
newer gas in the samo room wherein our
patient sleeps and lives, especially on
stormy daya, and co-existing with poor
3, Tho fact that cases of diphtheria have
previously developed at dllToront times in
tho same houso on dllToront doors.
Of com tie, Lho sewer pipes receive all Ihe
rinsings from brushes, garments, cuspidors,
ele., and equally of course in ninety-live
otwofl out of a hundred thoy havo , had no
propor disinfection-��� -.--., a child with septic
diphtheria had heen ordered local applications of taiino-glyeei-in, put on wilh a
camel's hair brush ; the brush always removed pieces of the lnembraiio swarming
with IhcBO virulent bacilli, and lho brush
wan taken to Lite wator pump ami plenty of
Water was allowed to run through the fibres,
io " thoroughly cleanse it," the doctor in
charge said. Or. Fischer took a few hairs
from tho brush aftor washing, nud found
thom full of bacteria���diphtheria bacilli
ami others j and ho Justly Bays It taught
him two things���the usolosshoss of tannin
against diphtheria, uml tho fresh danger
arising from swabbing a diphtheritic throat
with a cainol'fl hair brush ; and we ask, Ohl
the hits of mcinl-rniic go oil' sewer-borne to
llie oeea'i, or did they lodge in a filthy trap
In he warmed  into   nOW  activity  at  Home
later data?   Rite of membrane have boon
loo ml alh'0 wftll the bacillus seven mouths'
after being coughed up, and nobody knows
thai this Ts the limit. Bo vigilantly inquire
what UtlQMQI have infested the premises
VOU propose lo occupy, and do nol feel that
hcoauao the oa��o abovo described was ina
'in ill tenomont it dooi not touch your case.
There are   some   pretentious   apartments
I earing high rents that an! hy no means
above misnlolon *. and we recall one of the
medium class where diphtheria has claimed
* laitnn annually for four years, onoe sweeping oil four out   of live   Unusually   robust
children land where from appoaranoos the
" disinfecting corps"  did their  work   ina
very slighting ami perfunctory manner,
Infectious Diseases.
The naturo of the inflictions diseases,
chief of which are Asiatic oholora, yellow
fovor smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever
measles, typhus fever, typhoid fever and
oi hers, nre not generally understood hy
thoso who ho muoh dread them. While
cholera and yellow fever when this*, break
out, in nn epidemic nre the most vinilcntnnd
deadly for a time, they do not on the average cause as ninny deaths aH diphtheria,
which Stands at the head ot infectious diseases for itn fatality. This disease is
espoolally fatal to children, and is one of
the most difficult to prevent from spread-
ing. This disease is cairicl around easily
in clothes, food and air, nnd its spread is
very dlflloult to atop. It will even spread
from corpses, and from burial places when;
the holies have not been properly interred.
Noxt to this disease typhoid lover stands as
the most fatal, and as a rule half as many
die from this annually nn from diphtheria.
Typhoid is not so infectious, hut il is very
doadly in Its attack. It is communicated
more through food and drinking wator,
Soariot fovoi stands pretty close to typhoid fovor In lU fatality, and their rotative
death rate is ahoul four to live. In this
disease as well ns diphtheria, typhua fever,
1 small-pox, funerals in a church should
never be permitted, as this will frequently
spread the disease rapidly. The Whooping
cough comes next in its dcndliuess, follow-
1 oloeely by measles. Smallpox id really
very rare disease owing to prevention by
vaccination. Its relative death rate is ex-
ticmely t-mu.ll compnred with the other
diseases. Of late consumption haa been
placed among infectious diseases, and the
death rate from this disease is one and a
half times (renter than from diphtheria,
more ihan three times as great as typhoid,
over four times aa great as scarlet fever,
times ns great as whooping cough, thirteen times as great as inetulea, and thirty-
live times as great as smallpox, or nearly
equal to all of the other diseases combined.
Native* ��r Warm Cllswes ruici-.u-: ii ai
A Chicago, Ul., despatch Bays :��� Visitors
from the tropica who nro not accustomed to
snow and sleet and chilling rains have hail
a rough experience this week. Mauy of
them came here late In order to escape the
early spring, and were somewhat surprised
to lind that thev had dropped into town nl
most iu midwinter. There is not a native of
thc warm countries now at Jackson Park,
wilh the possible exception of the Arabs,
who is not sick, cither with la grippe or
bronchitis, ami the only romum these sons
of tlio desert nre exempt from the ills that
beset the oilier Warm hloo.led peoplo is that
they are full of beer all the time. They
have taken very kindly to the Chicago
brew. In fad thoy drink it at every opportunity and are very quarrelsome in con-
sequence, The most pitiable objects at
Jackson Park aro tho Cingalese, who left
(Ik? sunny clime of fin-away Ceylon tu build
tlie Cingalese Court on the lake front, not
far from the warship, and Cingalese pavilions
in the agricultural, woman's and other
buildings. The court Is to he a magnificent
affair, hut the thin-blooded workmen cannot
finish it iu the faeo of the Mjchignn breex.es
that blow from off tho big lake of that
name. Nearly every workman is utterly in
capacitated, whito uot one of them is well
enough to do a fair day's work.   They
in tholr ipinrlers,
tlOI,].0WI'*VKn AMI AHllltASTI.V
as their coffee oomploJtlons will permit, and
gravely cough ihe time away. The
habitants of Java, Sumatra and lloruco are
quilu as badly oil, They cannot work
either, most of them lining down with la
grippe. H is as much ns tho most hardened ChicagOOn enn do to keep hi good condition in such weather, while it ia an utter
Impossibility for theso boubo! the ami to
get up steam enough to work. A few
warm, sunny days might bring them around
all right, hut they aro not the sort of days
we are having now. It was warm enough
up to Wednesday, but it turned very cold
then and has been chilly ever since, Th
Japanese want to complete their bamboo
village as soon as possible, hut they can't
work on it while thoy arc so sick. The
���Japanese, who went through tho winter all
right so bundled up that not even the tips
of their noses could ho seen, are shivering
now uud many of them can do nothing.
They thoiudit thnt when spring camo it*
would stay, but it didn't. Thoso subjects of
thc Mikado, who count every day they are
nhsout from homo as a day absolutely lost,
are heartily sick of Chicago ami everything connected with it, The giant Zulus
who are guarding the precious clay from
the mines of Kimherly arc not only heartsick, bntsick in body as well. The clay
is said to contain diamonds in the roiitth
valued nt *?L'"iO,0[lI), and when tho Fair opons
the Zulus will proceed to dig them out for
the edification of visitors. Tiffany is to
set the diamonds when they are produced.
Hut tho Zulus feel as though they would
uot live to perform the task allotted thom,
although the doctor says they arc alt right,
ling nothing more nor lens than a oase-
of la grippe. HauiBcch, thc native police
man of lho the "Street in Cairo," was in a
had humor to-day. Tho chilly wind
whistled about his baggy calico trousers
and his pink and Mack blouse. Then ha
Irew his dirty brown blanket closer about
his shoulders and sworn strange Egyptian
tits at people who tried to push past him
through the gate in the wall whicli en-
loses the tapering minaret and the mosque
and all the horde of picturesque anil
siuVButxa Allans, and koyitiaxs.
He was guarding the consignment of donkeys, camels and other beasts being unloaded from the ears. The men who did
the unloading on tho contrary were " loaded." They wore bare legs and slippers
ilown at. the heel, a costumo eminently
unsuitcd to the uncertain glory of an April
day ill Chicago. The bare, brown limbs of
the trees swayed in the blast ; the hare,
brown limbs of the Arahs offered a wide
surface for tho unkindly caress; only unlimited glasses of beer kept the Arabs up,
The Egyptians are down with colds ami
la grippe, women particularly. A ceremony
lhnt lias never taken place outside of Turkey will ho the dedication of tiio Turkish
mosque in the midway pinJanncc, on Friday, April 'JS. Tho ceremonies will be
aondliotod under lhe anapices of the Ancient Arable Order of Nobles of the Mystic
Shrine, au organization which has llourished
in Turkey many years before it gained a
foothold in this country. Noble Robert
Levy, of Constantinople, who is the concessioner of the Sultan of Turkey, has invited
all the mcml-crs of the Medinuh Temple,
of this city, and ull vistiug Shrinci-s, tu be
present in a body at lho dedication of tho
mosquo, ami to partake of a Turkish lunch
within its walls,
A Narrow Escape-
Travellers in tho uncivilized regions of
South America have t'j face many perils
from intense heat, poisonous reptiles uud
Bavago men. M. Thenar, who explored thc
I'ilcoinnyo delta for the Argentine Government, descrihesun experience which prompted him to eternal vigilance in regard to
snake.-', lie waslyingiu hia hammock ; the
BergOftllt of his guard was asleep under a
tree close by. Suddenly he noticed un immense serpent, coiled around thu sorgoaiit's
log and oxtonding its head toward his bare
client, What should he do? To Wake tlie
man meant certain death to him, but how
could the snake he killed or driven away
without rousing the sleeping soldier*/ Then
he recalled a method of capturing tho cobra
of India. He prepared a slip-knot, and by
stealthy, almost Imperceptible movements,
ho attracted thu Herpcnl's attention. It
turned its head. Then M. Thnuar leaned
from tho hammock, and tickled the simke
gently on the throat. It raised ita head,
and as it did so the noose was drawn tight
around ils neck. Just then the sergeant
awoke and almost fainted with fright. Hut
tin* danger was prist, the Blip-knot had
saved him, and the stroke of a subro had
cut off the serpent's head,
Bridal Wreaths For All Nations.
There are 6,000 intoxicants.
One-tenth of the world is still unexplored.
it has been estimated lhat il would take
u man 3.U00 years to read all tho standard
woi ks.
In Italian cities the cleaning of streets
is sold to the highest bidder at a public
The first post office opened its doora in
Paris in 1462; in England in 1581 ; in
America in 1710.
It takes eight times the strength to go
upstairs that is required for the samo distance on the level,
The pressure of the atmosphere on tho
man of average stature is ubou ; fifteen tuns
yet it is not felt.
The Manx cat ia not thc only tailless variety. In the 'Crimea ia found another kind
of cat which haa no tail.
Elections in Franco nre always held on
Sundays, in ordor to suit the couvoniouce
of workingmen and peasants.
In tho wine districts nf Krance, Spain
ami Italy grapes are still trodden with tho
hare leet, the idea prevailing that this
makes wine hotter.
The Hying foxes of Australia are iniilli
plying bo rapidly that it is feared thoy will
soon become as great a post as  the rabbits,
Au ieo-cave, in which icicles can be seen
at any time of tho year, is in a bluff of the
Iowa Kiver, less thau a mile from Docorah,
During a rain-storm in Millersburg, Kj.
a shower of live fishes fell from tho clouds.
They ranged from one to threo inches
.lames Dawey, of Hillside, Mich., has a
cow which for some days declined to chow
her cud. He examined Iter tongue, and
found a noodle lodged in it.
\ Troy policeman is about to tako a long
rest from police duty. His name is 1*. H.
Ooughlin, and he has been declared heir to
an estate in England  valued at $:i,0D0,O00.
A Fitohburg (Wis.) ropnrtor triad to
vary hia occupation by engaging in theft.
He is now iu jail, but coolly declares
"there ia more money in larceny than in
A sheep ranch in tho counties of Webb
and I 'unmet, Texas, givts pasture to about
1,600,000 sheep, it contains over 400,-
IIOO acres and is considered tho largost in
the world.
The Sue**. Canal, tho greatest work of
marine engineering, is 88 miles long,
reduces thu distance from Kurope to India
from 11,.170 miles to 7,0*28 miles.
The number of languages spoken by mankind at present is estimated at ,1,01)0. Tlio
Bible has been translated into 200 only, but
these 200 are spoken by about two-thirds
of tho whole population of the globe.
A scientist who has investigated the matter states that the men who are employed
in the I'aris sewers aro as healthy as the
average person, ami uo other Sill) men iu
that city ure so free from zymotic diseases.
Bald-heads are rare-in China. A Mongolian geniua, years ago, discovered i.
method of sticking in hairs in the bald spots
and hia secret was aoon learned by his imi
tative countrymen.
A young lady in Fottsvillc, IV,, was bo
delighted at receiving her engagement ring
that she rapturously kissed it. Her ecstacy
suddenly ceased when sho accidentally swallowed it.
A cane with a concealed "clip" at the
end is the latest implement of a thief's out-
lit. The clip is operate) by a spring in the
handle, and the tool is used hy shop lifters
to clutch things apparently beyond their
Tho income of tho Chinese physician, Li-
1*0 Tat, wlio died recently in San Francisco,
where ho had long resided, was over 8*10--
(100a year. Ho had many while patimus.
His speciality was asthma, and to this
malady he succumbed.
Mrs. Lovojoy Aldrich.of Seattle,Washing'
ton, is tho widow of two soldiers. Her lirst
husband waa iu the Revolutionary war, anil
Iheullieriu the war of 1SL-2. She is the
only person known to tho Pension Ollico
who stands iu this position.
In au advertisement of a railroad com-
"���any, summoning the owners of unclaimed
���reight to remove their merchandise, tho
letter " 1" was dropped from the word
lawful " in the notice, which ended thus,
and pay the awful charges on the same,'
Wo aro accustomed to think of metal'- as
incombustible; but the contrary is tho cose.
With the exception of the so-called noble
metals���gold, silver, platinum anil a few
others���all metals burn, or abaorb oxygen
when heated sufficiently in the air.
Thc royal crown nfllreat Britain is com
posed almost entirely of diamonds, pearls
and rubies, weighs thirty-nine ounces and
five pennyweights, Troy, and is valued at
$1,200,000. When the Kohinoor was first
brought to Europe it weighed ISO carats,
hut by cutting has been reduced to 102.
Of the �� 12,000,000,1100 of life insurance
Written in tho world, S5,'i()0,000,000 is
placed in the United States. Between tho
years of 1SS0 and IK'.IO there was $2,.IM)0I
(1011,0(10 now life insurance written in that
country, ami but $1,000,000,000 tn tho
whole British Empire.
There is a marked difference between u
fort and a fortress, according to thc dclini-
tions rendered by a littio schoolgirl in
Washington.    Sim defined a fort to  bo a
strong placo where thoy put men in," and
a fortress a " similar place whero they put
women in."
A medical gentleman in Kansas has suc-
'i-cilod in an agricultural experiment which
will interest all classes, He has crossed tho
tomato with the potato, ami he lias produced a vegetable which possesses Bome of thc
-ualitios of both articles. Ho calls it tho
John Vnung was scrvin)* a term of aeven
years in tho prison at Carthago, N. C, for
stealing a hog,    A few days ugo ho mado an
Tho German bride wears the myrtle for
her Und.1 wrenth, while the girl of the
Black Forest adorns herself with the flower
of the hawthorns. In France and England
and in ine United States the orange flower
is in vogue, whilo the maidens of Italy ami
tho French provinces of Switzerland use
white roses. Pinks, carnations, and red
rosea are worn by Spanish brides. In Lithuania tho bridal wreath is wound of the
Syrian rue, on the Ionian Islands the grape
vine, in Bohemia, Oniinthio, and the Krain
districts ol rosemary, and in Hesse of artificial flowers, to whioh ribbons are added,
In Norway, Sweden, and Sorvia bridal
crowns are mado of silver, in Bavaria and
Silesia of gold wire, glass beads, and tinsel;
among the Fins, lhe Wends, and the peasants of Alteiibiirg of paper, and in Athens
of costly filigree. Bridal wreaths wero in
vogue Among the pagans and wore Introduced among Christian brides during the
fourth century.
fxv.es Where Pn-rnutlon Has Heen Keller
Thau   Skill.
There are a few points in regard to the
Umbria breakdown, from an engineering
point of view, which might not appear to
the ordinary observer. Engineer Tondiu-
son got a great deal of credit for repairing
tho shaft, whereas a considerable part of
the credit was due him and his assistants
for their cautious watchfulness of the machinery. Reports show that the shaft was
not entirely broken off���the fracture waa
not complete. It had been noticed that,
it waa not working smoothly, and the cap
was taken off the thrust bearing and the
Haw discovered. Tho mending consisted of
strengthening the parts so that the fracture
could not become any greater, and this was
.practicable, while if the break had been
complete, and the solid part hnd made one
revolution against the broken-oil end of the
other part, ropaira would have become almost, if not fpiite, impossible with tho facilities on board the ship. Our engineer
friends, who in the future may stand in
danger of being called upon to mend a
broken shaft, may well hear In mind, therefore, that to discover a fracture before tho
shaft breaks goes a long way towards successful repair.
There have been some wonderful things
done by engineers at sea, howovor,���foals
more difficult than thnt of Mr. Tomliuson
���which have been lost aight of. Ono ia
called to mind hy a friend, and the hero is
still alive to attest to tho particulars. Richard Peck was at one time engineer of the
City of Vera Cruz, Thia vessel hail only a
single engino, and while coming up the
coast south of Hatteras on one of her trips
from Havana the piston broke in throe
pieces. This was a disaster that would have
made ninny men consider their ship helpless,
but Mr. l'eck succeeded after twenty-four
hours1 work in patching up that piston so
that it was strong enough and true enough
to connect with tin* mt-.->liiucry ami bring
tho ship into port at tho rate o[ six mil*---
an hour.
Speaking of broken ahafta, by the way,
a correspondent of one of the daily papers
suggests that shafts might be made octagonal or hexagonal instead of round, outside of hearings, anil a number of sleeves in
half sections could he carried to be applied
to cover any break and bolted together,
which would make a strong joint. The
dea seems founded upon solid sense.
Thn Conversation of Serpents-
A writer in Macmillion's Magazine in the
course ol au article says :���" As a boy 1
hnd a great dread of snakes, as others had
and have. I waa of a nervous timid temperament, and anakea were abundant about
ns. Sometimes thoy Int.uded into the
dwelling-rooms, ami at all seasons a neat
of snakes existed in tho thick old foundations of the house aud under the old flooring. In winter they hibernated there,
tangled together in a cluster, no doubt; and
in summer nights, when they were at home,
coiled at their oase or gliding ghost-like
about their subterranean apartments. I
would lie awake and listen lo them by the
hour. For serpents are not all so mute as we
think them. At all events, this kind���a
beautiful and harmless columbine snake,
about threo feet long, marked alt over with
inky block on a vivid green ground���not
only emitted a sound when lying undisturbed in his den, but several individuals would
hold a conversation together, whicli seemed
endless, for 1 generally fell asleep before it
finished. A hissing conversation, it is true,
but not nn mod ula tcd.aml with considerable
variety in it: ft long sibilation would bo foi
lowed by distinctly heard ticking sounds,
ns of i\ clock, ami attor ten or twenty or
thirty ticks, another hiss, like an expiring
sigh, something with a tremble in it us uf
a dry leaf swiftly vibrating in the wind,
No sooner would one cease than another
would begin, anil bo it would go on, demand and response, strophe ami antist rophe;
aud at intervals aeveral voices would unite
in a kind of low mysteriou-i chorus, death
watch and Hut ter, and hiss: while 1, lying
awake in my lied, listened and trembled.
It was dark in tho room, anil to my excited
imagination, the serpents were no longer
under thc floor, but out and gliding hither
and thither over it, with uplifted heads iu
a kind of mystic dance ; nmi 1 often shivered to think what my bare feet might touch
if I wero to step out of bed. In the dark
ono fears the cold living coil ami deadly
fang."       ^	
An Unfair Advantage,
Jess: " I thought that you hated Jack,
and yot you have accepted him."
Bess: "I did halo him j hut ho proposed
under un umbrella, ami aaid if I rofusod he
would let thc rain drop on my new hat."
A Society Mother.
Nurse���--Excuse me, Madam, but little
Mabel insisted on seeing you and I hav<
taken the liberty to bring her iu."
Madam ���" What do you wish, Mabel?
Mabel���'* Won't mamma please let Mabel
come sit on her jap a littio while 7"
Madam���" Why, what are you thinking
of 1 It was only last week 1 granted you
that privilege and it will never do for me to
become too indulgent."
Mabel���"But won't mamma please kiss
Madam���" Nurse will do that for mamma run along now I You muat not interfere with my DelaartoStudies."
There is a dock in Brussels which is never
wound by human hnnds. Win;! power
does It.
nl I -nipt to escape, anil was fatally shot. The
next (lay the pardon arrived from tbo Gov-
emor, " Why didn't it como yesterday?'
said the dying man.
Au earnest hand-elasp caused thn death
of Dennis O'l/iary, of Bristol, 1'a. Me Was
walking iu a Boston park, whoi-u bo met a
robust friend, The latter si'iioezotl his hand
ao forcibly that the nails entered O'LOal-y'l
palm causing ft slight wound from which a
few drops of blood issued. Blood-poisoning
resulted uml in a few (lays O'Loary was a
A Doctor's Joko-
Which side should I Bleep on, doctor'!"
ho inquired.
" In winter or summer'!" asked the doctor, rubbiiiL' hia chin thoughtfully.
"What's that got to do wilh it?" exclaimed the patient, half angrily.
" A great deal," responded the doctor,
"I don't aeo it,"
OF course yon don't," Baid tlie imperturbable ; " if you di.l you wouldn't be here
asking me questions about it."
"Coahead then," said the patient, Hitting hack resignedly.
" Well," continued tho doctor, " in winter, when it is cold, you should alcop on the
inaide, but In such weather as this you
should sleep on thc outside, in a hammock,
with n drum-lit all around it nnd a piece of
ice for a pillow.   Two dollars, please."
An Irishman's Clock-
Mike was onc day taking his usual wnlk,
when he met hiB friend Pat, and usked :
" Phwat lohne moight it he now ?"
Put,   having a abort .-.lick iu his band,
gave Miko a sharp crack over his head, and
suid: "It's just sh truck wan."
Mike looking up a little surprised, but
Iways   ready,   said :   "Troth, and it's a
lucky job 1 wasn't here an hour sooner."
Mr. Gladstone's rate of speech averages
I-id words per minute.
Good old Fat.
Master: "I thought I told you to answer-tlio door 1"
Irish Servant: "So you did, ��orr, but
begorra, its nivver spoken a word to me at
all���at all."	
I^ist rear I .     ,
Her oyes wero rheumy, nud weak uml red,
lh r in-cut li   yi u "mild smell Ii ufur.
Sho had ringing and Business oft In her head,
Ami the eausu of it all wus enlurrh.
Tills year l���
Her hrcnth U at sweet as the  new  meadow
Her oyes are us tiri-t-lil n*- u ,.\nv.
And the cause oi thu chnn-'u she h ready to
Wus tu'e l>r. Hugo Cure for OfttAlTll.
Dr. Sa.u's Catarrh Remedy will nos)lively cure catarrh in the head, uo matter ho w
liiul or of bow long Hlnuding. Fifty cents,
hy all ilruvgirits.
In small hotels in Russia each guost is
expected to lind his own hid clothing.
Dr, Harvey's .Southern Hud I'ine for
coughs und colds is thu most reliable and
perfect cough medicine in the market. For
Bale everywhere.
Thc treasury vaults of the United States
now contain about ?47G.O()<>,0<JO (lf silver
including bars, dollars und subsidiary
oimxirury tlllitiK, nnd slops toothache instant
y   Soldl-y ili'unj-isl.i.
In China a man can not by will dispose
of Ids land in favor of r.ny one person,
whether relative or stranger ; it must bo
distributed among all his malo children
without exception.
Our Mineral Wealth-
At the annual mooting of tho Mt. Leon
Mineral Water Co., held Saturday '2'2ml
inst., amongst other pleasing features of the
year's business, tho president, in submitting
his report, slated that tbo consumption of
Water from their Springs during the year,
cxcccdctl two million bottles. According
tothe beat obtainable iiitorinalinn this exceeds the consumption nf any other mineral
water on the American continent and puts
the comhinc'l sales of all tho other Canadian
springs completely in tho shade. After
muturtl congratulations on tho constantly
Increasing sules from year to year the following ameers were re-elected for the ensuing year: Mr. James Good, president; Mr.
���I. K. Eby, vico-prosident, Mr. II, tlluin,
accrctiry ; Mr. C. K. A. Lauglois, general
The l.nmauB had no|hinge8', all their ibora
turned on pivots,
A Toang Lady's Grateful Acknowledgement ofa Timely Rescue.
nu* *liiii��ii spark* Kcitorefl i�� lienim nud
Ktrruslli Alter llrilicul Aid had lulled
���UerCoiHllllnn llmi of iit-m-un-l-. "r
Oilier Lndle* Win Hay lake Unix* From
Uer story.
From the Hornellsville, X. Y., Times.
Painted Post ia the name of a pretty little
village of one thousand inhabitants, situated
on the line of the Krio Railroad, in Steuben
county, two mileB from Corning, N. Y
The name seems an odd one until one learns
the circumstances from which it was dcriv
ed. Wheu the firat settlers came hero from
Pennsylvania, all thia beautiful valley was
heavily wooded, ami abounded in many
kinds of game, and was a favorite hunting
ground for the Indiana who then claimed
exclusive right to the territory. An object
which attracted the attention of tbo iirat
settlers ami excited their curiosity, was a
painted post which staid prominently iu a
Btnall clearing skirted by great t-prcadmg
treca. It waa stained red, as sonic snppoa-
cd with blood, and evidently commemorated
some notable event in Indian life. And so
from this incident the placo naturally took
ita name, Tho city of Raton Kongo
(which means "ptttuted post,") La., also
took its name from a similar circumstance.
But tho main purpose for which your correspondent came here was to learn tho particulars of a notable, indeed miraculous,
euro ofa young lady ami her rescue from
death hy thn etlicneioiiB USO of Dr. Williams'
I'ink Pills for Palo People. Yonr corro-
spondent only knew that the name of tho
young lady wns Lillian Sparks, daughter of
Mr. .lames W. Sparks. Un enquiring at
tho post oilieo tor her father'-? residence Wi
learned that he lived on the road to Horn
by, livo miles Irom Painted Post village,
"And," said a young man who overheard
thc convolution with tho postmaster, "It
is his daughter who was so sick that the
doctors gave her up ami sho was cured 1 y
I'ink Pills.'* Ami the young man volunteered to guide mo to Mr. Spark's home.
The courteous young man was Mr. Willie
Covet, a resident of the place, organist in
the Methodist church, and formerly organist for tho Young Men's Christian Association of Rochester. So getting a horse wi
started in tho storm, with the mercury
ranging at zero, for a five-mile ride ovoi
the Biiowdrifted road of Hornby Hills.
Whon we reached our destination we found
a very comfortably housed family, consist
ing uf Mr. and Mrs, Sparks, ono boh and
five daughters. The oldest of the daughter*,
Miss Lillian, twenty-two years old, is the
one whose reported wonderful euro hy tho
use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People, your correap-jiulont had gone nut
there expressly to verify by actual knowledge. Thia ia the story told by Miss
Spirits to your correspondent in presence
of her grateful and approving father aud
mother, ami is given in her own language.
������ Yea, air, it is with pleasure I give my
testimony to thc great value of Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla. I was ill for four years,
doctoring nearly all iho time but without
any benefit, l had six ditVerent doctors ���
Dr. Heddon, Dr. Purdy and Dr. Hoar of
Corning, Dr. Rtitler of Hornby, Dr. Rein-
mihgton-of Painted Post, and Dr. Hell of
Monterey. They said tny blood had ull
turned to water.
I was aa pale as a corpse, weak and short
of breath. I could hardly walk, 1 was
di/.s-y, and thore was a ringing noise iu my
head. My hands ami feet were cold all tho
time. My limbs were Bwcllen, my feet So
much no that I could not wear my allocs.
My appetite was vory poor. I hail lost all
hope of over getting well, but still I kept
doctoring or taking patent medicines, but
grow worse all the time. Last September 1
read in tho Khniru Gazette ofa wonderful
cure through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People, and I thought I would
try them. 1 did bo, giving up all othci
medicines and following the directions clone
ly. Ry tho time 1 had taken the first box i
I wna feeling better than 1 had been iu a
long time, and 1 continued their use until
now as you can bcc, ami as my father nnd
mother know, and as I know 1 am perfectly
well, I don't look the same person, and I
can now enjoy myself with other young
people. Indeed I can't say too much for Dr.
Williams' I'ink Pills, for I am sure thoy
saved my life. I have recommended them
to others who uro using them with much
benefit, nud I earnestly recommend ihem
to nny who muy bo sick, for I am sure there
is no medicine like them, lam entirely willing you should make any proper uso of thii
statement of my sickness and cure by Dr.
Williams' Pink Pilla." In further conversation Miss Sparks said she fell away during
her sickness bo much that sho only weighed
impounds, while now she weighs KIT. ���
"I suppose," said her father, "that
was ovorwork thut mado hor sick. You
seo wo have *10tl acres of land, keep .'!.
cows, nnd there la n great dcul lo bo don
uml Lillian was always a great worker nnd
every ambitious until she overdid it and
was taken down."
Thn facts narrated in the above stale
ment woro corroborated by a number of
neighbors, who all express their astonish'
mout at tlm groat improvement Dr. Will
lama' Pink Pills have worked iu Miss
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, ouring
such diseases as rheumatism, neuralgia,
partial pnndyais locomotor ulaxiti, St.
Vitus' Dunce, nervous prostration and the
tired feeling therefrom, tho after effects of
la grippe, diseases depending on humors hi
tho bluod, such ua Hcrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. -Pink Pills given healthy glow-
to pale nnd sallow complexions and are n
specific   for the   troubles   peculiar   to tho
female system and in the case of men they
effect u radical cure in all cases arising from
mental worry, overwork, or excesses of any
uul ure.
Th.ese Pills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, of Brock-
ville, Out, and Schenectady, X. Y., and
nre sold only in boxes bearing the linn's
trado mark (printed in red ink) aud wrapper, at "il) cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50.
Hear In mind lhat Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
aro never aold in bulk, or by the dozen or
hundred, and any dealer who odors substitutes in this form ia trying to defraud you
and should bo avoided. The public are ah o
cautioned against all other so-called blood
builders and nerve tonics, no matter what
name may he given them. They'are all
imitations whose makers hope to reap a pecuniary advantage from the wonderful lepu
I ation achieved by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. Ask 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. The price nt which theso pills are
Hold makes n course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other
emedics or medical treatment.
Mt'H, A, A, Wllllunm
Lynn, Muss.
For the Good of Others
Rev, Mr.   WllUamn   Heartily  >-"-
dorwn IIwhVh Saraapartlla.
We are pleased to present this from
iiev. A. A.  Williams, of the Sillsbee
���atreet Christian Church, Lynn, Mass.:
" I see no reason why a clergyman, more than
a layman, who knows whereof he spunks,
should hesitate to approve un
Article of Merit
nnd'worth, from whleh ho or Ills family have
been slj-unlly Ijeneliteil, uml whose ciiumicmla-
t'niti tuny serve lo cUeiul thus,) benefits to
Others by Incranslug llieir eonllilenec. My wito
bus for ninny years been n sulleror from severe
Nervous Headache
for whlril she found little help. She tins tried
many Uiiutfi Uml l-runiheif well hut ner-
I led Illlle. bast lull a liieuil ,-ave her u bottle of Hood's S:iisap:irilla. Il -i-.-m, mu-|*i!'
liiK wlint slinplv one bottle cnuM ami did do
lor her.   Tlieiitlaeks<.Mit'iidaeluMh*en*|-''c.llu
number uud w*ero loa
vily, while her gonor
pro 'oil, Her uniH-Ute
���'���in our cxi ������*������ "
liol-ni In their intei
health lias been iu
ins nlso been bettoi
More powder was burned in making the
Hoosao tunnel than in tho War of the He-
bullion. A largo coal mine uses almost as
A. P. 657.
���-���-z.-^--   ^A.i��iMIL!Lii(iiHU-
Cares -UonHnnipllon, Cougha, Croup, Sore
Throat.    iJold by all DtUggUU on a yUmntM.
|or s Una Si-!**, Hack or Chen Shlloh'8 Porous
Piaster will j-ivc gieiit f-*ti-*faction.���as cents.
JF3&&&H&��Pn E M E DY.
HavovmrCutarrlr'r' This Hunrorly will AllQVO
snrICiireyi.il. rn.'i'Hk'H. 'I'liU liijmlur lur
It,, r'llt'r'i-a'fill Inulrrrrrrt, fm:. H.'rlir-inbt'r,
r^hlloli'M Ki'lli.tllt'dlutJ liuM ou a fjuiu-nuu*.
How doos hfl foel? -He feels
blue, a deep, dark, unfading, dyed-
in-the-wool, eternal blue, and he
makes everybody feel ihc same way
-August Flower the Remedy.
How does he feel?-He feels a
headache, generally dull and constant, but sometimes excruciating���
August Flower the Remedy.
How doos he foel?���He feels a
violent hiccoughing or jumping of
the stomach after a meal, raising
bitter-tasting matter ur what he has
eaten or drunk���August Flower
the Remedy.	
How does he feel?���He feels
the gradual decay of vital power;
lie feels miserable, melancholy,
hopeless, nnd longs for dentil and
peace���August Flower iho Remedy.
How does he fool?���He Icels so
full after eating n meal that he can
hardlv walk���August Flower tho
Remedy. ��
li. 0. GREEN, Sole Manufacturer,
Wuiiutmi'v. Ni.'*' lersi'v. 1. S. A.
���I'ho 1.1'iivili Dchornlni CMIp-
purs ��lllir,k,. ilium .nr wllli Ion,
lirnilrlo nrirl lou 1'niii llian nny
othor way,
Sr.rul for circular Blvlli t irrlen,
is another
name for
and yields
Of Pure Norwegian Cod Liver Oil
and Hypophosphites.
Impoverished and Impure btomt Is at-
trays effectively vettored to vigorous tow
<liti.ni hu thisiromter]itl tttnttty.     ('hits
(hughe, Colas and all WuhHhq />iV-im*-i,
Almost at judatahls ns Milk.
Tri-puri'il (inly Iiy Siott .*. Hon nr-. Itellcrlllr.
I Mill   WI r,-><l.ll-iH��\     HltOk-i.    1111.1,1.-4
1     IM( AlillllMS, Write lo William llrijitt-*,
ElcoLrloal SnppHod, Boll Outfits, Sec.   Uo-
iniii-:' prompt  nnd  ronaonnhlo.   School uml
KxiHTiniiiiilcr-i' Hii-i-illm mu\ Hooks.
35 A 37 Adolttltlo  Bt. W.. Toronto
IfeKTKRIIWUOl ('II UASHf-B ��'��'t'., ii.il>.
BuocuiworHlodiitnrio t'.inoi* Co., (Mil.
Mi-ken-of IVUtIhiimiikIi fninnw for llimlln*-
KNhinjT. SSlioolijii! Skill'.-. Hull lloiil-, BtOimi
Liiinrlus.  Send Scent :'iniii|i for (Jntalogiio
\\T ANTED-intlim or young manlo tike
>T llirlii. nloiuuijit work nt llieir own
lioinc**, -fl lo?:i per diiy run l*oqiil-'lly iniuliv
Work will Iiy ��mil. No einivii^siii*.-. Addre**
Btnn'lrml Mfiniifnottiring Compnny, Look-Hox
KiT. South Kniiiiint'hitiii, Inn*-*-*, Encloxe
Vou will havomonoy Inyourpockotalf ion
bliy vour lir-l i Inux Tret ��� of meat, tho correct
prlciwl ciiiiiiiiole yon LlilnSpring nn upplliut-
Moo. II. S. HUTLIi.'ii-illouNiir-icrie-;. Bur
lington. Out. _
i: l: v A
rti'w miliums s!:wi\u maciiii
A   M III* 'Vf'i vlnin.
R11 Crnlu M
Tliut people would havo boon regularly tiling
our Toilet. Ho-ipn t-lm-e IHI". Ifoily novoii lung
years) If they had not boon dOODl Tin-public
nn- not, I'ooIh nud do nol. continue Lo buy kooiIh
unl-':-i thoy nre "fatlstootory.
],-nn mux I'KN't'ixi;. or OinamonUil iron
* WorU, -.'nil fin- l'trlirl���rcn,'. Tim.rito
Frinoonml Ornuinontril Iron work., ;:i Alio.
lairlr'SI. WiMl. Jim. U.v,Mruiiu;i-r.
Now rondy nnd mulled frooto all applicants.
Caiefullv --leeled l'\nio ond ttnnteii Seeds,
uml Seed tiniln. I'boliio  Mower Boodn, O'oon
Qrnfia nnd Clow B if),    Bpoctnl   nilimllon
imldloCorn I'm- KlwllftgOi
W.-E-IX-   33U"5T
Hoot or Shoe tbAtdoOfl
ot in.   \\'h' toinii-liyour
I'll InaUcnijiiiii1- to form
our fool toniiooi (ir-dioo.
Wo mako   our
��� 1,001*.   nnd   BhMH
Auk for Llio J. 1). King ft Co., Ltd., perfect lib
u k ���'ooii:-, ,nid bo happy.
Sweet, Bleep and ^^ ^stsw b   b. mm^tw
*1U ���   illf l*-*lk���ir���,.���li.,n.lllir<K'aliit
ofnatilonnilP.O.AMrw ���*���������������'% gimimim
will iiti.ll II Inl llrillli' "t_ L? im sW
DrTAl-lHlins.Ml- xi:fT^ "T""�� *T t
I llwluMnr. N.Y.       (I      ���   Bsss��s\sB>
I'irrriKlliill Olllco, lllll AUClat'lQ SlrrrriL Worrl,
Hood's Sarsaparilla
1 li-ive no lie-oluiii-ii in eudoi
HOOD'S PlLLfl ������
���i-uUo iniU'ii*.'. ii.-
lit l.uuiiy cntlmrltc
Special Inducement io Ladies
Mail Order Department.
Wc will soiul froo of olinrge
to any lady Bonding us the
inmu'ii nmi ftddi'ossos of tvvon1
ty-fivo yiniii},' mnrriod ladios,
nny pnttoi'ii in out' handy catalogue Fashion I'-uol;,published Iiy the Stami.mmi Fashion
Company of New York, ul
whom we aro tho agonts,which
we will solid un application for
selei'liini. Tills will 1)0 nn op-
iiii'tiinily I" secure one of Ihc
Inlesl. I'.utkiins ofa linly's nr
child's Capo, Coat, or Mantlo,
n linly's ur chilli's Dress, Costume or Skirt, nnd every description of woai'it'ig apparel.
Thoroughly reorganized, it is
now onc of the most perfect
systems in the country. Do
you want Dress Goods, Prints
or Flannels? Samples will ho
forwarded on receipt of app'i-
lation and any questions relative to the stock in the house
will be cheerfully answered.
Goods ordered will ho sent
tho same day when not impossible Tlio Mail Oiiiikiis with
us havo becomoagreat branch
four Business all over the
33.35,37,80,41 & 43 King St. E
18,20,22,24 & 2* Colborne Strce
Golden Lion, Toronto,
NOTICRlaliorohyijlvon Uml n Dividend nf
1*'IVK I'lM CKNT. r--r.b(*(-iiiT(*iil hnlf yoar
tiflniriil. ...ortin- of TI-.X l'Klt t'KNT I'KIl
ANN I'M mum tlm -mid un niliilal -if Mid Hunk
Im-dbiruMy lIL.-.|wl-H;.ivd. uml Uml Dm xuinu
will In* lutMiMi-iil tin* Uml. mid ii- ImiiictiKi-
(in uml ;i!'i.t Tlmmlny, lho firm day of -liinn
THKTItANSl'KIt HOOKS will bo i*1um>iI
from llio Sovcnldiulli tnlliu Tliirty tirnl. (In)**
of May, bntli ,'.������, lmluib'd.
.SilAllKIKUJHlKS will Im !>.>l.l a' Mm IliuikliiK
Hi.ii.iMif lh,' ii-.iiniMim <nu Wm!n'-nlny. llm
Twmily-llisi day of Jimo llOXt. Tlm Olliur to
In* Iti'tun nl. niioii.
By ordor ot tbo board,
(Signed)    i>.coi:f,si>N,
Qonurnl M''ii-i'.*t-r
Our Perfection Spraying Outfit ia juat
wh/it you are Looking for.
Tho only olRiotlro iin*uiw of rttwtroylnB tbo
AphlH, (!.inkt*i*'voi'iii. -v->i>li-riir'-ulin awl other
i-isrciMth.ti aro ho Injiirlau** to OrohftrdB ana
(I union*'.
Wniniiinifimlin'i! Nn-ui"-l i-iini|.]i't(i lino of
PUMPS AND WINMBILLS hold for pump,
lag wator mid ili-lvnu mtioblnory, of nny linn
In Ciuiada. It Will pay ymi to Hind Tup largo
Illustrated niltalflgun h> Inn* ���'iiii'liii'hiB da--.
Whom. ONTARIO PUMP CO. Ltd. (in Llq.)
Mention UiIr papor. Toronto, Ont
O Y��AR3
Jehdron Qiiusur-iSttriT. (to Hcc:;.-voFfl.isWEEi
Iet Me Select Viiim ii Rrna nn. Will sind Voii
Price. Uodosare Sikt ��� :i iviAli., Registered,
C ...mi nr AiiO l;n:AP.
������ Sandar.-.mprV,vili-:!r.t nl llfiolc ������~_-
Oh! tlion hi--! sol inj' busy lir.iin at work,
Vnd uowohoimuterti npn train of tilings,
Which i o preserve mj peaoo, I'd oast asldq
A ud sink in deep ohlivioii."
Thore ia i silence that lasts for quite n
minute, as Margery embraces Mrs. Billy
white they sit at tbe window of tbe roam
the latter so much admires; then, "I love
you," says Margery, simply, a little tremor
in bor voice.
" That's all right. Quite right. That is
just a ��� it should l*.\" sweetly. And now we
are real sisters without any law aliout it."
" And we���wo thought we Bhould havo to
leave tbo Manor," begins Margery, a tittle
guilty, full confession "on tho tip of her
tongue, but Mrs. Billy will not listen.
" Rubbish" sho cried gayly, "as if this
dear old abed isn't big enough to hold n
garrison 1 Why, if wo do como to loggor-
head or a pitch battle there's plenty of room
heroin which to light it uut; that's one comfort.    Why so serious,   Meg I"
" I was thinking May's thoughts. How
well it is for ns that yon married Hilly I"
Her cyos aro full of tears.
" And doubly woll for mo. By the bye,
thoro is one of you I scorn to hear very litllo about���Lady Hranksmoro, Muriel."
Margery gottbig up from tho crazy old scat
gi��**B somewhat abruptly to tbo window.
Wo don't as u rulo talk much of oach
other," she says aflor a slight pause.
" Well do you know 1 think you do,
a considerable lot nt times*" returns
Mrs, Hilly with a quofnt candor, " But
of her���never I 1 knew tier marriage wns a
surprise lo you all, because Hilly waa ao
taken aback by it. We henrd nf it when
on our tour. But why ? That ia what 1
want to know,   'fell nm about It,"
"About it 1" Miss Daryl, colors faintly,
hesiutea   and   look*   coufused,      -'About
"Look hero," hu1, i Mrs, Billy, good-
naturedly, "if it is an/'Iiing that requires
you to think bofore aiiRweriug, of what will
Hi'iiml well, don't mind ii at all. 1 would
far rather you didn't answer ine."
"Vet, 1 should liko to apeak to ynu ol
hor. It would bo a relief���a comfort," ex-
chums Margery, eagerly, "though, indeed,
I hardly know what it is I want to say.
You aro one of us now - hor aistor as much
ns mine���-why then should I be silent about
tier? My manner,"impatiently, "isabsurd,
One would think by it thoro was some mystery iu tho background, but in reality thero
li nothing."
"Things often look liko that."
" it was all terribly sudden, terribly unexpected. Tho marriage with Branksmcre,
J nu' in. She had always avoided him, as
I thought���had���had, in fact"��� with a
little rush���" given us tbo idea that sho
rather disliked him than otherwise, so that
when one morning she came into the school
room and said in her pretty, slow, indifferent way that she was going to marry him
in a month, wa wero all so thunderstruck
that I don't believe ono of us opened our
" A wise precaution."
" I'm not so sure of that. I doubt our
silence offended bor, 'Vour congrntillations
are warm,'she said, with that queer little
laugh of hers you will come to understand
in timo. It waa cruel of ua, but wo were
all bo tnkon aback."
" It was startling, of course. Toll me,"
too],ni;- toward Margery, and speaking
very clearly- " was tbo other fellow desirable ';"
" The���tho other f���"
" Why, naturally, my dear child. It
would be altogether outof thu possibilities
not to think ot him. When a woman gets
engaged and married, all in oue secutid, do
it were, to a man whom she appeared to
dislike very cordially, the mind as a rule is
alive to the knowledge t hat there is another
man hidden away suiuewheto."
"I know so little, I imagine so much,"
Bays Margery, with quick distress, "that
1 am half afraid to speak. Il.it 1 always
thought, until she declared tier engagement
lo Lord liruiikamore, that aho liked somo
one���a great contrast to Brankamore���who
had been slaving down hero witli somo
friends of ours for several months iu the
autumn. Whether he and she quarreled,or
whether bIio throw him ovor, or whether
ho tired. I know nothiug."
"Pity I wasn't thoro j��st then, I'd havo
soon through it all in the twinkling of an
eyo," declared Mrs, Hilly, naivoly.
"Muriel is dillicult, you must under.
Btand. One '.-an not read her, qui to, Vet
I did fancy she was iu love with Captain
".SuidnOB) Staines?"
"That was his name. He was staying
with the Blounta, who livo two or three
miles from tilts,    Know him !"
"It is quito a usual name, nn doubt,"
nays Mrs. Daryl, in a tone that might
utmost Biiggest tbo idea that ahe na*
recovered herself. "Yet it gavo to me a
tram of thought. Know him ? Woll���-one
can't bo sure.    Short, little man. Kb?"
"Oh, no,   Tall, very Ull."
" Stout V
" Meager, if anything. A hnndsomu
figure, I suppose," doubtfully, "but too
much of tbo hair-pin order to suit mo, But,
nt all events, 1 know he could lay claim to
be called distinguished-looking."
" Most dark men look diatiuguUhed."
"He isn't dark.   Fair if anything."
"Kair, and tail, and slender. Ah! he
can't be the man I mean," said Mrs. Billy,
slowly. Then, " Whon do you expect Lady
Branksmcro homo ?"
"'To tbo castle, you mean ? I don't know,
Sho has never, during all hor wedding-trip,
written so much ns a post-card to one of us,
Odd, isn't it I"
" Suggestive, at least."
"Of what? Happiness?"
" Let us hopo uo. But what a long timo
to maiiittin aaettled -dlonco."
" Too long. She is coming home, wo
hoar���through the Itrnuksnicro steward."
" When?"
" Any day -any hour, in faot. They
have received word tu have the castle in
ordor to receive tbo new Lady Brankamore
at ii moment* notice."
" I ieo," says Mrs. Daryl,   thoughtfully.
Sho bad walked to the window a few minutes ago, and is now slating out into tlm
shrubberies tbi't guard the garden paths,
Presently her gnu growa concentrated upon
one spot,
" Margery, eomo hero I'slioauys, in a low
time. " Within tlm last minute or two I
have liiicome aware that thure is a ulrange
man in thu garden I He it galling altotll
him iu a molt auspicious manner, What
cau lie want? See ! ihoto he ia. Ab ! now
you've loat bim again, Ha appears to ma
to keep moat artfully behind thu luiabos.
Can lie bo a burglar taking the bearings of
tho house with intent to rob aud murder us
all in our bods ?"
Margery, coming nearer, peers excitedly
over her shoulder at thu suspicious look Ing
person in question.    As sho does ao her face
Srows hot. The huslios may hide his in-
ividuahty from a stranger, but to her that
gray coat, those broad shoulders are unmistakable-she gives way to a smotbored
" You know him? It is true, thon. He
ib a person of bad character in tlm neighborhood," oxolaimol Mrs. Daryl, looking
round at her.
"Oh 1 as to that, no ! I don't think it
ia a burglar," says Margery, temporizing
disgracefully. " It's���it's nobody in fnet.
I fanny, as well as I can see, tli.it il ia a
Mr, Bellow 1"
"Ah I" Mra. Billy growa even moro
thoughtful. " Mr. Bellow seems rather
atruck with thc house ! An architect, perhaps ?'
" No. Only a neighbor. A friend of
tho boys, in faot. He eomos here to aeo
them very often."
"Thai's kind of him," says Mrs. Hilly
She laughs a little. " One would think it
was tlie house lie came to see," alio goes on,
meditatively ; "at leant, that portion of
it where the school-room windows begin.
By the bye, Meg, it is there you sit, as a rule,
ch ? I'd keep my eyo on  that young man,
if I were you.    He is up to something ; I
hope it Isn't theft,"
" 1 hope not," returns Miss Daryl, with
an ntteinpt at indifference.   Then she gives
way as she catches the other's eye, and I him her little slender, white hand, with all
breaks into petulant laughter.     " lie is a . the haughty gracionsness of a queen,
thorough nuisance,"' ahe says, in a vexed l     "If looms to dinner to-morrow night,
"A voice comes to them through the
"Margery ! Margery Daw ! Whero are
you !   Come in.    The dew is falling."
Miss Daryl makes a step towards tho
"Oh, Meg, to leave me without one kind
word 'after throe weeks.    How can you?-'
erics Mellow, iu a subdued  lone that is full
of grief.
Well, there," says  Meg, extending to
tone.    " He is never off tho premises,
" The boys are so attractive," adds Mrs.
Billy. " At thnt rate, I expect the sooner
1 lie.'orue acquainted with him the better.
Take mo down, Meg, and bring me face to
face with him. As you evidently can't bear
him, I suppose I had butter begin woll und
rout him with groat slaughter at this our
first meeting. Shall 1 exterminate him
with n blow, nr���"
"Do anything you like to bim," cava
Meg, who ia evidently full of rage when alio
thinks of the invader.
When thoy get to the small armory door,
however, that leads directly into tho garden, sho eiiines to a sudden halt.
"1 think if you will walk rather slowly,
I will just run on nud tell him ynu arc coming," she says rather jerkily, looking askance at her companion ns if a little bit
ashamed of her suggest ion, and then witho-.it
wailing for nu answer, spends away   Irom
her, swift as an arrow from thu buw.
"Just warn him that I'm earning���
and an is his last hour,"calls out Mra, Hilly after her, convulsed with laughter. But
Miss Daryl refuses to hoar. She hurries ou
through thn old-fashioned gardon, full of
its ipiaint flowerbeds, and odd yow beiges
uut in fantastic shapes���past a moss-grown
sun-dial, and tho strutting peacocks nnd
their discordant, ncrenm, until alio runs
almost Into Mr, Hollow'** willing arum.
"Ah! hero you are at last," erica tho
youiiL' man in un accent of undiatiirhod delight ns she comes up to him breathless, "I
thought you'd newer come ! Such a century
aa it has seemed. Three weeks in town and
not a line from you. You might have
written one, I think I I got back an hour
ago, uud burned ovor horo to���"
" Make an am of youriolf I" interrupts
Miss Daryl, wruthfully, who unconsciously
adored a good many of her brother's pretty
phrases. " And here ���'" looking round her,
" i ��� this tho only placo you could think of?
Is there no drawing-room iu tho house that
you must needs bo toiiud prowling about
tho shrubberies ? Anything more outrageous than your behavior could hardly bo
imagined 1"
'* Why, what ou earth havo I boon doing
now ?" demands Mr. Bellow, in a bewildered tone.
"Mrs. Duryl has been ga/.ing at you
through an upper window tor thc last ten
minute j, und very naturally came to tho
conclusion that you wero a person of uo
iharactcr whatsoever. Sho was nearer the
mark than she knew?" puts in Miss Daryl,
viciously.    " I didn't betray ynu."
"Mrs. Daryl t What! The now woiraii,"
"New? One would think ahe was a pur-
haao. What un extraordinary way we
speak of one's sistur-iudaw," exclaims Mog,
who is determined to give quarter nowhere.
" Yes," aim was so annoyed by yonr prowling that she is coming round presently to
give you n bit of her mind."
" Bless mo! I hopo not!" aays Mr. Bellow, win probably had never known fear
until ibis moment. "I���I think I'll go," he
says, fulteiingly.
You can't. She's coming. Why on earth
couldn't ynu have called ut the hall door
like any other decent Christian?"
" Well, so 1 did," Indignantly. " I did
the regulation thing right through. Knocked at tho 'front door;' asked for Mr.
Daryl; heard ho was out; left my card, and
then thought I'd como loiiud bore to look
for you."
" \\ ell, I won't have it!"���decisively. "I
won't be followed about by anything but
my own terrier, and 1 distinctly refuse to
be made by you tbo laughing-stuck of tbe
world. Shu was dying with laughter. I
could see lhat. I tell you ahe thought lirst
you bad designs of thu house. 1 had to explain you away. I had "���angrily���" to
assure her you weren't a hurglar.hui only n,
person called Curzon Bellow."
This contemptuously, and as though Our-
Hon Bellow, wai a peraon distinctly inferior
to lhe burglar.
"I won't come hero ul all if it-.Ua pi eases
you," aays Mr. Bollew, in n whito heat,
'* Say the word, and I go forever 1" Thero
is something tragic about this.
" Co, and joy go with you !" returns ahe,
scorn fully.
"That la u kinder wish than you moan,'
aays the young man, clasping bor hands
"No, I won't go. Would I take joy from
you? Aud do your words mean that if I
went joy would of necessity go tooV
"Co, too," repeats Miss Daryl, but iu a
very dllToront tone, and theu, na though im
pelted to it by tin* glad youth within thom
thoy both burst but laughing,
After a while Mr. Bellow growa gravo
" Woll," asks ho, confidentially, "what
do you think of her?"
" Her? You should speak moro respectfully of auoh a dragon as sho bus proved
herself, if, indeed, you mean Mrs. Daryl,
But why ask me for a photograph? She will
bu hero iu a moment to���"
" Yes, yes, I know," hastily. " That is
why I want to be prepared. What ia aho
liko, oh t"
"All the rest of lho world. She has a
nose, two oyes, und a mouth���quilo ordinary.    Disappointing, isn't it?"
"Then she isn't���"
No, ahe isn't!" aattcily.    " What did
you expect? Au ogress?"
"Why, that was what you expected,"
saysiMr. Bellow, very justly incensed. "You
lio ia stricken dumb by tho -tight ot a
proity little plump porspn who has omcrged
apparently from the laurel closo by.
" You will introduce me, Mog," says the
vision, smiling friendly wise at ihe diaoon-
rted young man. "la this tho ogrosaf tho
tyrant? lho���"
airily I This ia Mr. Bellow, a very
old friend moma," aaya Margery, in tho
tone of ono who evidently deems lho Mr.
Bellow in question of no account whatsoever,
"So glad to meet you, Mr. Bellow," says
Mr. Daryl, with tho sweetest initio, "Mar-
gory tells me you uro unite an old friend
with all bete, so 1 hope iiy and by we, you
and 1, shall lie friends too."
Where is   the   ogress  iu   nil this?    Mr.
Hollow tecla hia heart go out to thia pretty,
smiling, gracious littio thing upon the
graveled path,
" Yon aro very good," he stammers, feeling still somewhat insecure, tin- revulsion ot
feeling being extreme.
" Billy was out then? I am bo sorry.
Oue of the servants told mo on my way hero
that you wished to see him. Nover mind.
Perhaps���what do you think, Margery?
Perhaps your friend, Mr, Bellcw, will dim.
with us without ceremony to-morrow evening ?"
Tho two words "your friend doos it,
From that moment Clinton Bellow is her
slave. Margery murmurs something civil,
and presently Mrs. Daryl, with another
honeyed word or two, disappears between
the brnnchea.
"Well?" aaya Mug.
"She isn't quite tho ogress you imagined
"Why, It was you who used to call her
that," exclaims Curzon, with aome righteous
wrath. "Aud now you try to put it upon
me. It is the moat unfair thing 1 ovor
beard of. You have forgotten, you
"Yoa. Ynu said you wero miserable nt
the thought of having to live with ail ill.
"That's right, Put it all upon mc by all
means, I'm only a woman, ill-tomperod !
Why, she ia weot, How can yonflo malign
her ?"
you will be glad
"Clad? It won't put me out iu tbe least,
if you mean that," says Misa Daryl, slipping
frum him through thc dewy brauehca.
Tho day ha3 waned ; night���a dark,
damp, spring night���haa fallen upon the
earth. There is an extreme cloaoness in
tho air that speaks of u coming storm, Tho
shadow of a atarle.'H night ia thrown over
tho world that lies aleopillg uneasily beneath
its weight, uud from tho small rivers in thc
distance comes the sound of rushing, that.
goes beforo tho HWctling of tho llocda,'
Storm and rain, uud passionate wind, may
bo predicted for thc coming morn.
Dinner long ainco has come to au end ; it
is now close on ton o'clock. Margery and
Mra. Daryl a c sitting together in tho library, bofore a blazing lire -rather silent,
rather depressed in apito of themsolvos ��� a
little imbued unconsciously by the electric
lluid with which tho nir seems charged. The
windowa loading on to tho balcony
nro thrown wide open. Tho lire
haa boon lighted aa usinl, but tho
night is almost suffocating, an dense ami
heavy is thu stl'l, hot ntmoaphuro without,
"Due fools uncanny, somehow, ns if
Htraugu things were about,"aays Mia. Billy
presently, with a rather nervous little
IttUgh, "I can't bear lightning, cun you !
Anil thore ia sure to bo plenty of it before
tho morning. iVhatn weird night. Look
how dark it is without.     Ah 1 what is that
"What ?"erios Margery in turn, springing to her feet. There is u sound of light,
ghostly footsteps on the balcony beyond,
nud from the sullen mist a lull figure
emerges clothed from head to heel in aom-
Iwr garments, It comes quickly toward
them through tho open window, the fuse
hidden by a black hood, until ulmost within a yard or two of thom. Then it cornea to
an abrupt stand-still und lliugs back thc
covering from its faeo.
Terrible Predicament of Miners.
A remarkahlo instance of bravery amid
the dangers of coalmining has coinc to light
at St Helena. A couple of tho now shafts
nre being sunk at the Lea Creeu Collieries,
nnd thc solid rock is destroyed by hlusting
operations. A day or two ngo this worn
was being superintended by Ccorge Atkinson, a young man residing in Boundary
Hoad, St. Helens. Four blasting cartridges
had been "ramned" homo, and all tho men,
with tha exception of Atkinson and nn
assistant, were tnkon up lhe shnft before
the shots wero fired.    When overthing was
lomplotcd Atkinson signalled up tho .shall,
and received u reply that nil wns right aud
ready for winding lip the hoppet���the large
iron bucket used in sinking operations, Atkinson accordingly lit the fuse attached to
the shots and jumped into tho hoppet. To
thc intense horror of Atkinson nnd bis
companiona, however , the   "hoppet"   rc-
uiined at lho bottom of the shaft, pome
���-'liii yards from thc anrfaco, nnd w'thin a
few foet of the four shuts, rammed" homo'
iu the rock, which were expected to go off In
tbo courao of a few ��� ccoiids. To remain there
incuntalmost certain death under tcrriblecir
ciimstiinccB. Atkinson leapt from the "hoppet," however, und extinguished tho fuae attached to one cartridge, but at that, moment
tho "hoppet"moved upwards. Atkinson, as
quick as thought, sprang forward, grasped
the edgo of the " hoppet" with both bands,
and iu that, terrible position, with Ida body
uud legs hanging down, ho waa rapidly
wound up tho shaft. A fow moments after
they bad left the bottom of thc shnft, tho
threo ahola exploded with terrific force, nud
the men oBeapcd the (lunger which bad
threatened from that quarter. Whilst
ascending the shaft Atkinson, by n supreme
effort, rnisod himself sufficiently to rest one
arm upon the edgo of tho " hoppet," und in
that position finally reached tho aurfaoa
after a frightful Wtpoilt. As mny naturally
be imagined bis life literally depended upou
his keen grasp of thc iron   "hoppet" and
Ids fellow-workmen warmly congratulated
him upon his escape from a terrible death.
Atkinson's asststaut, who remained in tho
" hoppet," was ao overcome by terror that,
notwithstanding Atkinson's appeal for help,
he was unable to render the slightest ussis-
tanceto Atkinson during thu ascent,
Another Engliih Settlement in Afi-ioa
The advance portion of an expedition loft
London on Saturday for Mozambique,
where it ia proposed to form uu Knglish
settlement, It is proposed to colonise
nearly HOI) square miles of territory between the rivers Zambesi andSabi, acquired
by the Premier Concessions of Mozambique
Company, uud confirmed by tho Anglo-
Portuguese Convention of 1801, Captain
L. V. Spring, the chief of the expedition,
in an interview sai 1���" I propose to form
a townahlp us near ua possible tn tho Bcira
Railway, to which a rend will bo speedily
constructed, und an Knglish community
will soon bo located upon tllO spot whero
iJuiigunhaii.i once had his kraal. Farina
are to be laid out at onco by our surveyor,
Mr. Garrard, and exploration parties will
bo formed to prospect for gold and oilier
precious mclata with which the district
abounds, I know tho wholo country, and
have no fear for thc health of the expedition, otherwise I should not be taking my
wife with mo. Tho coast at certain points
is uot inviting, but thc elevated plateaus
inland are especially aalubrjoua. An n
matter of fact this now settlement will Im
in better touch with England than many of
lho more widely-known South African
settlements, and 1 confidently expect a
great influx of whilo population Into this
favoured land within a very short period,
1 urn convinced lhat it will become industrially uud Commercially Important." Captain Spring has been appointed Civil Colli-
minsiotier and Htiaidunl Magistrate foe thc
district, Tlm remaining portion of the
expedition, with all the noceasary equip.
uienlH for pioneer lilc. will sail within a
few daya. __
Adrift Tor Seven Day*
The mate and crow of the Nova Seotla
steamer Annie, who have Juat returned to
Canada from Kiiglaud, tell a terrible lale of
the aea. The vessel was on her way fiom
Nova Scotia lo Havana with a cargo of
timber, when she sprang a leak and cap-
Sized. Thc mato and crow of four men
wore thrown Into ihe sen, which waa rough
ut tho time, but tho dock-load falling overboard the vessel partially righted herself,
nntl tho men were able to lash themselves
to a rail ou tha steumer'a aide. In this
position they remained for seven days, tho
aea often up to their waist, aud without a
particle of food or a drop of water. "There
were somo biscuits," said thc mute, "hut
they wero Halt-water soaked, aud would
havo mado us crazy. As it ia, wo shall
carry the marks of that seven days lo our
graves. Eventually thoy were sighted by
tho Uermau steamer Cuthoil, and were
with much difliculty drugped from the capsized vessel, und taken In Brcmerhaven.
Sheep au-lS wine-
Many make tho mistake of feeding breeding owes oorn. A alight ration of com once
a day, with clover hay and good .scope of
exercise, may not prove Injurious, but a
full ration continued for any period of time
during gestation is sine to be disastrous to
lhe lambs. Cats or barley, witb a small
portion uf shelled corn or com meal, is best
adapted to tbe wants of the Hock, and
Strom*, vigorous lambs will be the result.
After lamOtng, or even before, n little oil
cake meal may be added to thc ration with
advantage, ua it will increase the How of
milk und udd tone nnd vigor to the system.
Our farmers cun afford to buy full bred
rams to cross with our common sheep. This
ia the firat great step ; good cure and liberal feeding will do tbe test.
During the lambing season care and attention must be bestowed. Tho young
lamb*- nro delicate and easily chilled, hut if
carefully watched lorthreoor four daya the
danger period ia passed,
Thero aro instances where a breeding aow
has boon kept a dozen yeursor more, but, as
a rule, it ia believed that seven years ia tho
limit of us ���fulness ua a breeder. When sho
holds up her head liko a cow in feeding it
shows that alio is losing hor teeth and not
to be kept longer for breeding purposes.
Cootl wethers will give ymi every yoar
bu four years wool enough to half pay for
themselves, uml at five years old thoy nro
just old unoiigh to make tho heat of mutton.
It pays to fot'tl lambs beforo they uro
weaned nil the grain they will eat when au
good blue giua*- or clover pasture with their
(lama, ami it pays equally well whon on dry
food. Any certain amount of grain will
put moro weight upon sucking lamba than
upou any othoranimala.
A good grain for fattening sheep is shell-
ed corn ono hnlf, barley or rye one-quarter,
all by weight, nr, still better, substitute
uno-fourlh of the corn with cotton-seed
To tho majority of fanners corn ia tho
moat available feed, and corn may be fed
tu good advantage- alone, provided u sufficient amount of cooling and laxative,
courao feed is (riven with it, such ub cluver
buy. After several trials we do not think
it is profitable to crush or grind any kind of
grain for sheep young enough lo made good
foeders, though it ia advisable ill the cnaoof
old owes with poor teeth. It is wasteful to
throw out corn unhuskod. Thero need bo
un four of overdoing tho mutton business.
Ita consumption is increasing each your,
und with the rapidly increasing population
tho prospects for thu mutton raisers nro
exceedingly bright.
A Source of Supply-
Young wife���"Oil, dear, this recipe for
chicken auluil says four cloves and I haven't
one in the houac.    What shall I do?"
Cook���''Didn't you go to the theatre laat
night, mum?"
Voting Wifo���'������Why, yes, Bridget."
Cook���" Well, tho master's coil is up
stairs.    I guess you'll find some in  it,"
ed to
About twice as muoh power is rcqnl
stop un express train us lo stall one,
The New Agriculture-
New methods must be adopted in order
to got back to old results. When the timbered portions of the country wero first
"cleared" and put into crops thero was large
yields of all farm crops. When the great
western prairie regions were first "broken "
und put into crops there woro largo and
abundant yields of crops ; but now in both
theso regions, which include the entire country, thero nre small yields
and a conaiuntly diminishing yield
of all tho farm crops grown. Tho
methods first adopted must have been
defective. It is not only true that tho yields
of crops aro falling short, but the soil itself
ia losing ita fertility, both of which results
are caused by tho same thing, namely, the
utli-fV.pt to cultivate a larger urea than
could bo properly cultivated.
When the country was new and lands
cheap a great templulion to acquire a large
portion of land led to tlie practice of cultivating loo many acres. A chango for tho
hotter requires un abandonment of the first
error���no more thnn can be cultivated in
the best manner muat be undertaken. This
will givo an opportunity to do well all that
ia undertaken. Shallow plowing and in-
sutlicicut cultivation permita tho fertility to
rnh to Waste, thua depleting the anil uud
lenscuing the yield of crops.
'Time taken to plow deep and with great
euro will bo time well spent, Nothing j��
so important ns properly plowing theground.
Ills not enough to plow deep, hut narrow
furrows ithould be made iu order to break
up Ihu soil us much aa possible���making it
mellow us dbop down as possible.
After plowing there ia commonly a great
neglect, Generally tho wholo field, largo
or small, is plowed before there is any
harrowing dono, and by the timo this is
commenced thc ground is baked into clods
so that it is impossible to get the anil mellow or liiie, and this singlo item often
causes tlm loss of one-half the crop,
It Ia important to have tho soil as fine
as possible, uml the best way to do this is
to harrow thoroughly immediately aftor
tho plowing is done ; that is harrow juat
before noon what haa been plowed before
noon, and that which has heen plowed in
the allernoon aliould be harrowed in the
evening, This keeps tho work up evenly
and prepares tho ground for tho beet results, Too much importance can not be
placed upon the matter of thoroughly pro-
paring tho Boil for tho crop. To havo the
soil very linn deep down will lilKliro the
beat results. Thu soil iini.it bo put iu aiu-h
londltlon as will preserve moiaturo during
bo entire period of crop growth. If tho
soil dries out thn joint action of tlie uartli
and air in the elaboration of plant food
will be prevented and tho crop will bo cut
The ainglo condition which the cultivation mist supply is a miHiciont degree of
mollowneSB of the surfneo soil, All else
follow*' by the action of nature's laws, The
vatt growth of timber forests well illustrates natures methods, and clearly und
forcibly teaches the cultivator whnt ho
u.ust do to obtain liko results, Tbo shade
of the forest and tho roota penetrating tho
earth lo great depths preserve a moist and
mellow condition of the soil so thnt the
moisture nud plant food deposited deep
down 111 the earth aro brought to tho surface when needed by tho capillary action
of lho earth, Tho air also performs ita
essential part iu the distribution of moisture und fertility, while the aurfnee Boil ts
moist und mellow. -Tho increasing demands of a consUtitly increasing growth
are fiippliod  from  llie hoiimlleaa storoa of
fertility contained in the cart), and the
air, Wllinh truth clearly hIiowh thut tho
fertility llOOtlfld for the prod net ion of tlm
fruits of the ear III fur the Hilsleiiuiioo of
human and animal life ia absolutely unlimited.
It then the Creator has given ample sup'
plies of fertility, men, by falio cultivation
ihould not allow Iho soil lo loso its enpiie-
ty fm- production. Diminished fertility
uul low an I lowering yields of crop.- show
clearly and cmiebisively that nature's
methods havo not been followed by tho
cultivator, Intensive rather than extensive
farming mbeta the demands of natural law.
Make oaoll ueiodo its best and you save
the expanse ot having nn aero go to waste,
Kxact thc largest returns and by ao doing
the fertility of the soil is Increased whilo
producing the largest yields of farm cropa.
A good farmer always continues to grow
good crops. His lands aro not depleted
Iiy growing largo crops because tho laws of
production supplies " more and moro" according to the ilemaiida made by tho adoption of true methods.
" Plow deep while sluggards sleep
And you will have crops lOro!l and keep."
One advantage in having pure bred stool-
is thnt it leads one to practice pure bred
feeding. Did it ever occur to vou thoro is
scrub feeding as well as Bcrub slock ? Woll,
thero ia.
Whito corn ia considered as coming nearer to oata than yellow corn, and ia, therefore, bettor for working animals. So far as
the results of analysis uro known while
corn has ubout 1 per cent, moro of tho muscle-forming elements than yellow com.
Keep the stablea clean and USO whitewash
liberally aa udisinfcctaiit. It Is oaaier to
keep disease away thau to drive it away
after it haa onco got among lhe slock, ami
cleanliness is one of the host moans for accomplishing it.
One advantage in stock farming is that
incidental expenses for labor, implements,
etc.,aro less than wherediversified crops arc
grown, harvested and sown. Much of the
harvesting is done by the animals, nnd they
also carry lhe nrops to market.
Home product ion of food anil the feeding
farm products to good Block is a remunerative branch of agriculture. One wbo follows it steadily and intelligently rarely has
reason to complain that farming does not
pay, and lids business is not overdone.
By giving young stock heavy food in such
quantity as to surfeit them the digestive
power ia often permanently impaired. Never
over-feed the young animals, and give nuch
food aa is mosl easily digested. That is the
way to make thein thrifty.
Liberal feeding is always best, but wasteful feeding Is a loaa. Animals will thrive
better, keep healthier and make a better
gain in proportion to tho amount of food
supplied if woll fed, but not over-fed,
The Young of Animals.
They come oat spring poor," waa a
proverb among farmers titty years ago in
reference to domestic animals. To food
stock through tho winter juat auflieiont to
maintain them nnd keep tho breath of life
in thoir bodies until graas should start, was
coiiaidcred by ninny fanners economy. Why
should thoy work all Bummer to store up
fodder and feed to keep Block growing ami
thriving through the winter whon they can
so soon regain all loaa after they aro turned
out to freaii pasture, whioh requiros no labor
to prepare it for thoir consumption 1
Such pleus, or rather oxonses, for neglect
hardly merit an ausffor in the light which
experience 1ms thrown upon audi alack,
thriftless, not to -rtiy barbarous theories of
stock teed j tig. Not only the fact that it
takes a large portion of summer for thom to
regain what they have lostou scanty rations
of straw, stulks und h��y, oondenma any
such practlco, but, also the fact that moat of
the increase in numbers occurs In the springtime. To properly develop their young during gcBlution animals neod an abundance of
tho moat nourialiiiif*- food, and to continue
that nourishment after birth all mnmmals
must eat for their offspring as woll aa for
thomaolvca. Think of a lean, sluVaided
sow giving milk to sustain ten or n dozen
pigs with less than twice tho amount of food
requisite to keep her iu good condition when
thero aro no pigs to provide for.
Wo cannot too strongly impress upon the
minds of all stock breodera that, to succeed
in their business they muat begin with tho
aneeatora of tho young animals thoy intend
to breed and roar. They muat assure themselves that their ancestors, through many
generations, are models of those qualities,
characteristics than they wish tho young
animals to possess, antl hat they should see to
it that the mothers are well nourished
through gestation and so long as thoy suckle
their young.
But we sot out to write of the proper cure
the young-, especially while of tender ago,
No greater mistake can be made than to neglect or maltreat them at this ago. It will
result in a check upon their growth that
nover can bo overcome hy after treatment,
A young animal, stunted, nover recovers,
however correct tbe subsequent treatment.
A mare that is to foal in Mayor dune, the
most common fnnling season for inures,
should not bo worked down thin in doing
tho spring work. If she must work lot her
feed he of tho most generous nature, enough
to fully supply all expenditure of energy
and all waste of tisane. Then sho will probably be able to furnish her colt an ubundunt
supply of rich milk that will givo him a
good start off in life, Perhaps the direct
relation of the cow to her offspring torinin-
fttea aooncr after its birth, with thc prevalent practice of removing calf when two or
three daya old and feeding it with milk,
than that of uny other of our domestic ntii-
malfl. Vet its supply of food must eomo
from some cow nnd what one in, or should
bo, better adapted to that purpose than its
mother. A great many seem to think it
good policy to nee in thu household a good
portion of the cow's milk nnd keep the calf
I alive on tho remainder, yet with sueh practice the calf's supply is quite likely tube
greatly curtailed to its permanent disnd-
vantage. If thero is to ho uny stinting it
had bettor bo tho family than tho calf, at
inst, during the first three or four weeks
of im oxistonce. Tho family cun mako up
the deficiency iu nutriment in other kinds
of ingesta, but the calf haa no substitute
until it gota old enough to mastlcato nud
digest a little solid fond. In a fow weeks a
littio corn meal, bran, middlings or oil meal
can be very gradually added to ita milk and
a little of the milk gradually withdrawn.
During tho months of April and May owes
arc rapidly dropping their lamba nud tho
economical farmer will not only seo that
tho owea are properly Biipplicd with nn
abundance of milk forming food, but the
careful shepherd will closely ohsorvo every
individual mother nnd her lamb and see
whether *dio ia fully meeting its wants. A
lamb, before it bus nursed, will very easily
chill down and if no assistance ia rendered
soon perish. Wo havo many times picked
up lambs thut were chilled down and unable
to aland, taken thom in hy tho kitchen fire,
warmed thom and poured uurm milk down
their throata until they could run around
tho room, then taken Ihem out again to
thoir dams. -Sometimes whon the lamb has
been kept loo long away from it* dam she
will refuse to own it and it may bo necoas-
ury to shut her up ami assist the Iamb in
An elderly lady, who was born and
brought up on u farm, although for muny
yc.ua a resident of thia city, informs us thnt
Bhe used to succeed, when a girl, in recuperating lambs that were so fur gone nn to bo
stiff and their jaws sot, by rolling thom in
hot ashes and wrapping them iu flannel and
thon feeding them, with n spoon, hot milk
into which popper haa been sprinkled. She
aaya sho haa saved them when no fur gone
that she had hard work to pry open their
No ono can succeed in brooding animals
who neglects to give them the beat of care
uud teed In every stage of their existence
nud especially when they aro very young.
Ohriaty's Bevengo.
A Scotchwoman was returning by train
from a market town where shu hud made a
few purchases,   dust -���-, the lust bull rung,
a fussy geiitlauiiitl elegantly dresseil, itnd
witli iiiiiau-niimi-thyKclf-lnokingfuitoiuahci!
into the cntiipartuiciil, llung himself hastily
iuto u coiner, pulled out uu evening paper,
uud prnccedi-iltoiloVDiirits contents, Hnr.lly
had he become asaied when tho woman
timidly addressed him :   " I'm vera sorry,
nir, but "
1 never liaten to beggars," fiercely interrupted the gentleman. "If you annoy mo
further I'll report you."
Christy's oyes (lashed, and then twinkled .
she suhi no more, und the choleric gouttnmitti
retired with au angry frown behind his
All went merry as a dinner bell until the
train arrived at Croinlado, when ChriBty,
stopping out, again addressed tho churlish
individual in the corner : " I earnna, sir,
whether you report moor no, but I want
that pun o* butter you hove been aitlin' on
for thc last aux mile."���[Sparc Moments.
Dinklobaimi ���Vut nreyou und Mens Cohen standing hero so long for, lisdeniug to
dot hunt-organ'.'
Cohen (taking him to one side)���S-a-s-h !
Don'dt say a vort! Moin daughter learns
der ladest music in dot vny, until /uvea dor
briceof lesaona.   See?
Against the Kales-
Two cabmen u short time ugo had u ti ah
[ng match for halfn-Bovercign und driuka.
Suddenly one of the jnrvlOB fancied ho
hadablto, and being overanxious, had
thu miafortuno to fall Into the river.
On bis regaining tho shorn hit rival
shouted out: "All beta ��ir, dim ; none of
your diving in after them.''
Strange uml Terrilile Uods once Worship*
lieil t-.v (lie Natives.
Tho Washington Bureau of Ethnology baa
received from the Hawaiian [slandsaquAn-
tity of information respecting tho tradition!
and religious beliefs of tho natives inhabiting that group which jusl at tbi.s time possesses u great ileal of interest. Their pilgrim
fathers, according to the accepted story,
firat reached this paradise ofthe Pacific in
canoes wilh mat sails, bringing with them
a few household idols, a tive pig or two,
emaciated chickens, a bread-fruit
plant, and some seeds. There were women
as well as men iu the company, but the little children bail succumbed to tin? hurdshipB
of the voyage. Theso people were survivors of a party defeated in tribal Warfare
oo some ocean isle in Polynesia.
Coining upon the refuge in the midst of a
watery waste, thoy gladly took possession
of it. No inhabitants had preceded thoro.
They found fish ami shrimps in the streams,
while the ocean afforded shellfish, crabs and,
other provender, Fruits, some of them unfamiliar to the new-comers, were plentiful.
They hit upon tho "kupu" plant, from the
bark of which they knew how to make
cloth, nnd with it they renewed their
scanty wardrobes. A delight to them waa
tho discovery of the turo, growing wild in
ihe mountain streams, which they hailed
as un old frie&d. Thoy know it as a dry laud
crop, and goneratinna passed bofore tbey
learned to adopt tho proaont method of cultivating It in pormaiient patches of standing water.
Under theso huppy conditions arliand
iuduatriea proanerctl. Tho manufacture of
" kupu " bark nourished and made progress
in tho direction of variety of fab tin Mid
.esthetic tiuish. Knyul garments of won
roiiB beauty were woven out of birds' (oath
era. Tools of atone and wood were invented
and improved. Great engineering enterprises were undertaken, such as irrigating
systems and great sea walls inclosing bays
and roofa for fish ponds. The antiquity of
somo oi these works ia so --real that even
tradition fails to account for their origin.
The deep water fiab pond on the Island of
Kauai ia said to have boon built by u fabled
race of dwarfs, remarkahlo for their cunning und engineering skill.
The average Hawaiian still regards the old
gods of Ida nation as living and active be
ings.even though ho may not worship them.
Though Christianity has beci:me the ostensible religion of the Sandwich Islands, there
has heen a very marked renewal of the obi
heathen faith within the lust fow years. It
sleeps, butt t is not dead. There nre plenty
of gods in the native pantheon.
Fiercest of them and most universally
dreaded is tho lizard-god. She is represented as a mermaid���a woman abovo witb
long flowing trcsacs, while below she is a
lizard. Ueually ahe lives in tho water, but
at times sho comes on loud and appears as a
beautiful girl. Every ono who ia well
acquainted with the Huwaiiana know tho
dread, oven terror, which they feel at tho
sight of a lizard. " Oh, the lizard 1" ia a
familiar oxolamation of fear. The introduction of small-pox and leprosy among thom
is attributed iiy tlio native sorcerers to the
implacable malice of the lizard-god, who
alllicta peoplo with painful ulcers, eruptions
and general wasting of the system, When
a person ia taken with a chill on leaving
tho water, it ia said to ho duo to her ill-
Another powerful divinity is thu fire goddess Pole���-aho who makes her abode in thc
crater of tlio terrific volcano KUaueo. Sho
is the geniuaof the burning mountain, Al
times she nsaumea thc appearance of a handsome young woman, but usually bIio shows
herself in her trim form as a hideous hag,
wii.li a tattered and fire-burnt garment
scarcely concealing tho filth aud nakedness
of her person, Her bloodshot eyes and
fiendish countenance paralyze the beholder,
but her touch turns him to atone, Sho is a
jealous and vindictive monster, delighting
in cruelty, and at the slightest pi'ovosation
overwhelming tho victims of her rage. A
painful deformity of the eyelid not uncommon in the Sandwich groups is attributed
to tho malicoof this female fiend, who is
horsclf represented ns Buffering from tin
most exaggerated ophthalmia.
'I ho shark has been perhaps the moat uni
vcrsally worshipped of all the Itawa Ian
gods. Strango to aay, the 11 ah is regarded
as peculiarly the friend and prutootor of
nil thoso who pay him devout attention.
Much locality along tho coasts of Iho islands
used to have its apodal patron shark, whose
name, history, placo of abode ami appearance were well known to all frci-iicnlcra of
tbe shore line. The largest and most celebrated of these shark divinities was a male
whoso mouth was said to bo na largo na an
ordinary gruaa-houao, and who could a wallow
two or throe common shurkfl with aasb'
Moat of tho channels around thn islands of
Maui and Oahu wore too shallow for bis
huge bulk. To avoid getting aground he
spent moat of his timo iu deep wnters
Second to him in size und powor wns a
shark which was an elder brother of the
goddess Pete. Like many of tho other shark
f-oda ho wub able nt pleasure to lisBUmo tbe
Hunan form, Krom time lo timo ho walked
among men. lu his fish form ho is id ill said
to roam in tho deep Waters about the island
of Maui nud ia claimed by many aa their
special divinity uud protector. One reason
for tha affection displayed toward the shark
goda was that many of them were suppoaed
lo bo of human purcntugo. For example
two of thom, who inhabited lho Bwtt lagoon, wore originally Hawaiian children.
One day the children disappeared, uud their
parents woro informed that thoy hud been
transformed into sharks,   As auch they bo-
came special objects of worship for the people in that vicinity, with which they maintained tho most agreeable relations. When
ono considora the amphibious habits of tho
Hawttilans, and their familiarity with the
dangers of tho aea, it is not so very surprising that they should propitiate certain
ahurks and even maintain the most pier nut
relations with them, ua a defonao against
other sharks with whom they may not be
on friendly lerma.
Tho worm is another divinity regarded
with dread by these islanders. Onoe upon
a time, us tho atory goes, u monster iu t bis
disagreeable shape lived in tt CaVO at lhe
haao of a hill in the district of Kim, uu
Hawaii, Hy day Uo carefully kept nut of
sight, but at night he aasnined lhe form of
a man and made love to the daughter of a
prominent chief in that neighborhood, Tbo
fraud being discovered, the ereaiuro was
tracked In his den and slain by the angered
relatives of his lady-love. Hut from bis
body sprang all the worms which are ao de-
atrtictivo to vegetation, aa Woll as the SOB*
cticmnbora and allied funnsuf marine life.
Large mamtnala being unknown to tlm
Islanders of the PAolflo,.tho early Ifawallane
regarded the pig as the most powerful of all
Inud animals. In one of their legends,
which requires sixteen hours to repeal, the
hero ia u gigantic hog who was able for a
time to defy the power of the mighty Pole.
Like so many of the demi-goda of native
mythology this unruly beast waa born of
human parents, nnd could appear aa a handsome young man, a fish or a tree. The owl
and the rut nre regarded as most beneficent
divinities, When tho god Makalli attempted to rob mankind of food by pulling ull the
turo, potatoes, yams, banunaa, etc., into a
net, which he hung up in the aky outof
reach, it waa a rat, hidden in the net, which
bit a hole in it und let all the provender fall
to earth. The "cat's cradles," which tho
Huwuiiuna aro bo expert In weaving on
fingers with loops of string, serve to illns-
trato the making and thc breaking ol tho
net of Makalii.
Of all the familiar spirits which uu Hawaiian sorcerer summons to execute his
wishes the moat dreadful ia an " uiiibipili."
To secure tho services of a demon of this
sort tho magician takes  the corpse  of a
dead child and removes the llesli from the
bones. The latter, together with the hair,
he does up itl a bundle. Over these roitiuiris
he performs elaborate ceremonies, until at
length he feels a atrange supernatural power
coming upon him, enabling bim to see into
the iiiyalorioF of the unseen world and lodo
many wonderful things,   To increase  tli
power to u still greater degree he divides
thc remains of lhe infant into four parts.
One portion he throws iuto the burning
Lake of Kihmca, a second ho casta into tho
sea, a third he commits to a river ur lake,
and the fourth he preserves and bides
away. Tho sorcerer is now Invested with
a power most infernal. The shark iu tlie
sea, llie Uzard ou the laud and lhe spirit of
the air are his remorseless agents to pursue,
torment and destroy bis victims. Thc tterid
which takes tliese varied shapes iias no
kindneaa nor compassion for any one. There
are lesser demons of a similar kind which
are of a milder disposition. A little Infant
cast into the oeeiui may become a shark ;
another thrown into fresh water may become a lizard, The Hawaiian magicians
teach that the decay of  their   race  is  the
result of the vengeance of the ancient deities, who are offended at being supplanted
by the whito man's Cod, who was brought
over ihc water iu u book���I, e., tho   Bible.
Ah mi Antes tlteflr   Ills   lh-rlnrr-1  I'telir
nlile lu ' Wiiluc or Oil uniform.
A discovery in the domain of an;esthetics
is being a good deal talked about iu medical
circles in Vienna, which, if it hears the
severe teats which it is proposed lo apply
to il, will prove nn inestimable boon to suffering humanity. Neither of the two
aguueios hcretolore employed by surgeons
to deaden or minimise physical pain during
aerioua operations, chloroform and cccuine,
is wholly freo from ('linger. Chloroform can
not be administered to persona -uilfering
from heart discuso, poverty of blood, etc.,
aud OOSalne Injeotloni under the skin havo
more than Ottoo bad exceedingly deleterious
The now discovery, which is credited to
Dr. K. L. Sebleisoh, determines the fact
that ahtfolulu local Immunity from pain,
oven during protracted operations- enn bo
obtained without -vaortiiig to general narcosis of the patient, so that a siiiTorer may
remain perfectly couacioua during the amputation of Ida bund or foot without undergoing the torturo usually associated with
auch operational or exposing himself lo
danger of syncope over preaeut in the
operating room, it appears that subcutaneous injecliona of a solution of salt, and even
of Bimplo cold distilled water, will produce
exactly tho sumo local nmesthclic Clfeots aa
The explanation of tho phenomenon hi
simple. Local insensibility to pain is caused in tho casi^ of cocaine by purely chemical
changes ; while Cold water nets mechanical-
ly���by means of high pressure und low
temperature,   ruder the influence of high
pressure and sudden lowering of tempera
lure the blood nud lymph ate driven from
the region operated upon lo places where
the pressure ia Icfb. The tissue is thus deprived of its supply of blood and temporary
paralysis of the nervea results.
It ia stated on the authority of one of the
firet physicians of Kurope that tho importance of this discovery ia all tho more undoubted seeing that if, in a given case,
cold water should Tail to produce the needful degrca of insensibility, n wenk nnd
absolutely harmless solution o*f cocaine
would prove certainly efficacious. ���[Chicago
A Oloud of Monkeys Over Him.
T. Qasser, a oivil engineer of Vienna, Austria, who for two or three years has been
travelling constantly, ia now in this country. Iu an interview the other day he said :
*'A most singular thing befell me near
Paradena, Ceylon. "Iliad gone with a
friend into the great botanical garden
thee. This is probably the lineal botanical
garden iu the world. You hear many compliments about ono or two other gardens,
but 1 believe none of them is so largo or so
entirely unique aa thia. In this groat
garden, oddly enough, there were many
.vild animals. Aa a rule, they aro nol supposed to bo Huvuge, howovor,
" Well, one day it waa extremely warm*���
hot, you muy say, even for Ceylon. I at
length booame tired and stretched myself on
the ground under some India rubber trees.
My 'friend meantime left me, and I gazed
for a time up through tho leaves of the trees,
catching u glint once in u while of the sun,
till a relaxed and a lazy feeling overcame
ine, and I fell asleep. 1 muat have slept an
hour, when suddenly I was uwakeiicd by a
queer, uncanny feeling and opened my oyea.
" Judge of my bui prise whon 1 saw perched upon my feet, body uud even upon my
ahouldera, a lot of littio monkeys, while al
about mo and beaming down upon me from
lho trees were monkeys of all ai/ea and ages.
It seemed to mo [here wero myriads of
thom. I was frightened, for I knew theso
monkeys were wild, and in their wild atato
1 did not know what uo many of them might
" I gavo one leg a twitch, however, and
then the other, and bounded to my fret,
throwing oil'all that woro gambolling over
aud about mc. Iu a second tbo monkeys
vanished, and only peering from the topaof
lhe tall bamboo uud rubber trees could 1
seo uny nt all. lOvcn those did not remain
long. In a fow mint)tea they were all gone
I waa much alarmed, for the nppearanco of
ao many of thom waa entirely unexpected.
It waa a week betoro I got ovor my fright.
" It appears, however, thut tho queer
annuals had meant no harm lo mo. Tlm
congress bad been called, ami their examination of me na I lay upon tho ground was
merely out of curiosity to divine what kind
of nn object 1 was. 1 auppoao if 1 had been
addicted lo intoxicants I might have received such a shook from the cloud of monkeys that 1 might never hnvo recovered
from it.
" As it. wna, I voted myself in luck, and
vowed never to go to sleep again in a wild
tropical forest, oven if it was called a hoiuni-
cal garden."
Electric Heating-
A striking illustration ol tho flexibility
of elect rie-houting application bus been
given In Norway. The Norwegian iron
trade required u furnace for thooqunl heating of ihe iron rods for tho manufacture
of horao-shoa nails, and Alexander Siemens,
who Simula nmoiig thu first of European
electricians, wna oommlaaloned to construct
Hindi a furnace.   \\ hen completed It oonaia-
toil of a Inij'iieore of carbon, rendered incandescent by the passage ofa large current allow voltage,   Tlm tore wus imbedded In
aaml lo prevent escape nl heal, and was itself hollow. An iron rod pawed slowly
through   ibis became red-hot at onco,  the
beat being regulated by the ipoed of pulling through, For tempering springs it also
proved excellent, nud the aamo hind of
furnace   wus   nlili/cd   for healing rivets.
Beyond ibis it had tho signal advantogoa of
portability and ease of manipulation.
She Would Call Again.
"Can I have my husband punished for
slapping me iu the face?" ��nid -���Mrs. ftuflbrty
io the magistrate,
"Certainly,"said tho magistrate, "That
Is assault and buttery."
"Well, I'll come around in about a month
and make the charge," said Mrs. PuHeriy.
Why not have bim arrested at oncoi"
said tho magistrate.
" Why, you see, when lie slapped me, I
hit him on thc head with the rolling-pin?
nnd he'a now in the hospital, where the
doctor says he won't be ablo to leave for a
month yet."
Badly Dishevelled.
She���"This ia au awful  wind.    Am  I
badly dishevelled V"
lie���" Dishevelled is not tho word for it:
you look positively disreputable."
She (indignantly )���" We part ill tho end
of lhe bridge."
He-" Please don't I ahall got used to
your appearance by t ho timo wo get across.
You arc like vice, you know.
She���" Like vice';    What do you mean'.'
He���" Why, 'Seen too oft, familiar with
jour face, we first endure, tlier, pity, then
Sho���"Oh,do ynu.'   How delightful!" THE WEEKLY NEWS, MAY 24, 1893.
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Editorial Notes.
The appointment of the Enrlof Aberdeen ,ts (,( vcrr-or Gencrnl ofCnnndn is
��vtll received. We know, indeed, of no
name ihnt would amuse lhe same degree
of enthusiasm-. Both the earl and bis no-
blecountcss have many friends and ailmir
pis in thia Province where the earl Ins
It-rge landed possessions, anil has taken a lively interest in horticulture,
Tbey arc both democratic in their sympathies, and not hedged about by a dignity that conceals them from the masses*
This appears lobe ,1 perotd of financial
depression. New York is having its
bank troubles, and in Australia tbe hanks
arc having a stormy time. This depress-
���on is everywhere Times are dull is tbe u
r.iversal cry. There is always at such
limes a safe course to pursue. Those with
little cash should curtail expenses, and
those bavin-* money should endeavor to
tie it judiciously. Communities which
like ours produce mostly what is required,
mid have for salr sufficient to purchase
what tbey can't produce, are the best off.
They are, indeed, independent. But it is
a clear loss lo spend money tn times of
general stringency in traveling about in a
wild chase for better times. The financial world is like a human being with arteries leading to every part. When one
part suffers tbe whole suffers,
The Supreme Court of the United
States has affirmed the constitutionality
ofthe Geary exclusion and registration
act. The result will be that the law
will now probably be enforced, and the
Chinese will either have to register or
lenve. The States have learned that unrestricted immigration is not desirable
and are determined to be no longer a
dumping ground for the world's paupers
and criminals. As a community mav
protect itsself or a neighborhood, so mav
a nation. One of the advantages which
Canada possesses is that it has not a
large ignorant or pauper element. If
the Geary law is strictly enforced Chinamen cannot be landed on our shores and
make their way across thc line into tbe
Wc hear already more or less about ex
lortion at Chicago but not much attention should be paid to such rumours.
Some will be fleeced anywhere, nnd its
generally their own fault. Persons wbo
arrange for whit they desire in a business
way will not he likely to be charged more
than should reasonably he expected in so
large a gathering, People who cannot
afford liberal expenses had best remain
flU-ay. For those who can afford it, the
I'air will he well worth a visit. It is undoubtedly on a grander scale Ihan any
previous exhibition, and will require
weeks to obtain a thorough knowledge of
all its various departments.
Those wbo can't go have no especial
1 all to shed tears. Tbey can obtain a
very fair idea of it through the papers
and magazines, and besides many of
earth's mftst favored class will be unable
lo attend. There will also be an infinite
number of things to seo and study near
home, things of beauty and things of value which il is likely will escape our alien
tion though it would coat little or nothing
to investigate tliein.
People toe beginning IO ask whether
any attention is to be paid to their wishes
with respect to building an embankment
m place ofa bridge. Is the government
entirely indifferent to tho risk which our
citizens incur in travelling over a struc
nne which has been prjnounced unsafo
by a committee appointed to examine it?
Ib the report of the committee to be ignored .ind the recommendation of our cit
i/ens, in public meeting assembled, to be
treated wilh contempt? These arc pertinent questions and should be answered
jii a practical manner. Silence on thc
pan of tbe authorities will create an unfavorable impression. It will not do to
wait until just before the next election before doing that which should be done now
It is easier to keep friends than to win
them back after ihey are once alienated
Some so-salted friends ofthe government
declare that petitions and meetings are
useless and will not be listened to. We
cannot believe it, and yet it will look that
way unless some action is had lo contra
diet reports that reach us from below.We
started out with tbe determination to support the government in all matters where
we thought ii was acting for the best interest of tbe people. In tbe main we
have been able to support its measures,
but we cannot sit quietly by and see travel on our main thoroughfare rendered
dangerous without raising our voice in
rht- MetlioU A-J->|-t��-l tOt thfl I'nrklng na4
lli-si-illiiiti nl tin- Coin.
Another hulf  million of gold vent
Abroad yesterday nu La Nornt.intlio. uf
tlie French Hue, 'bound for Havre, Kuhn,
Loeb St Co. being thi* shippers. It was
claimed thut this gold was un an old or-
ili-r. but nt the Sub Treasury the officials
di-.id thnt nothing was known about ita
being wanted until Friday, when it waa
Ho much b*t�� been written of late about
gold exports that tho method of nbip-
pinj- the coin may interest those who
read about the nunioroua purchases of
gold for Europe. Tbe gold coin is kept
ia etout oanroa bags iu the vaults of tiie
Sub-Treasury, each bag containing
$5,000. The denominations me kept separate. When a broker receives an order
from Europe for a certain amount of
gold coin, nu buys it ut the Sub-Trent-)*
urv. paying for it in treasury notes, gold
certificates or greenbacks, Silver cor*
tiiicatufl are not taken at tho Treasury
in exchange for gold.
All the carting of epecie or bullion In
this city is dona by one express firm���
j. 0. Barkley �� Bou. Darkley is
known to ovary banker and brokor
in Wall stroefc, and it i* his proud
boast that hu never bnt a dollar
intrusted to Mi com   While ha una
drivers nnd helpers on his WAftOUS to
handle tbe bullion, bo or his SOU is always preseut to superintend the loading.
Then they walk bwdde tho wagon to us
destination and see thai tbe load is unfa-
ly delivered. While the gold is being
loaded on the truck several men may al
wava be seen slandii.g closo by, apparently watching thu men at work. They
are really watching, and watohhig sharply, too, to see that no attempt at robbery
is made. They are iu Berkley's employ
uml nre all heavily armed.
At the broker's office tho coin, still in
the canvas hags, is placed in kegs resoin ���
bllng those in which white lead is packed. They are made of stunt oak staves
and are heavily hooped with iron. A
keg will bold $50,WJQ in gold, or 5,000
silver dollars. A $50,000 keg of gold
weighs about 107 pounds, uud, if filled
with silver dollars, 816 pounds. The
kegs are then loaded on tho truck and
taken to tho steamship duck, generally
just a shprt time beforo the hour sot for
tbe vessel to sail. It is taken on board
ami placed iu the "speclo room,"a small
steel-will led compartment, well down in
tho hold. There it remains until unload-
wi on the other side of the ocean. Onco
the coin is placed in the specia room on
the ship Uiu'kley's responsibility ceases.
���Now York World.
Void ruin �� Liintrt-1'poll Silllc.
Iu one of tho large cold storago ware
houses in New York, according to the
Sun, several vaults aro tilled with made-
up woolen goods, Tho low temperature
has been found to be the best preventive
ogaiust moths yet discovered. Iu the
uamo storehouse is a ('imutity of raw silk.
The commodity is sold by weight, and
when stored in ordinary wareboutifia the
silk dries, and naturally docrenses in
value. By storing it in a cold vault tbe
moisture is preserved, and thu silk keeps
its weight. Thero is another curious
fact hi regard to the cold storage of silk.
Many large dealers in silks and ribbons
keep thoir bales and bolts in cold storage
with the temperature reduced below the
freezing point. It was discovered soino
yearn ago that silk iu winter usually had
a finer luster than in summer. Tho cold
ah* was supposed to be accountable for
tho change, and an experiment was tried
iu keeping bales of silk hi cold rooms for
comparison witb others on the store
counters. Thu cold silk then appeared
to be of a much finer quality, when in
reality it was from thu same loom. As
soon as this fact became generally recognized the large silk dealers went to tho
cold storage warehouses and had their
silks placed in freezing vaults. In some
cases tho thermometer is kept as low as
10 degrees, and when the bales are taken
out they fool like blocks of ice. Some
firms keep most of their stock in storage,
and only take silk out in qualities equal
to tbe anticipated sales of the day, for
tbe lustre acquired by freezing soon disappears after exposure on the bargain
The Great Chine--1-- V.'till.
The wandering, pitching, ohtmbering
Hue stood close before us, and here, by
the irony of history, was seen that vast
strucluro which was intended to keep
out that race���tho Eastern or Maiitchou
Tartars���ouo of whom uow occupies thu
imperial throne of China. Woof course
dismounted and climbed on tbe serpentine monster. Tbe evening light and
ahadfl lent great effect to the surrounding scene.
We therefore wandered and pondered
at our leisure, and walked on tbo top
up the declivity to our loi I for some little
distance, until brought to by a huge ami
ruinous fall of the structure, which made
further passage impossible, This stupendous structure, said to have been completed some 200 years B.C.. appears to
bo composed, as tbe walls of Pt-kin, of a
huge mound of earth in tho middle,
limit in and supported on both sides by
walls of mixed brick and stoue.
It begins witb a mass ot r-tono at the
sea-dde, and runs over hiUi.Ml dalu some
l.OOOmiles, varyliigiuholght all through;
and at short intervals it is fiyrtified with
large square lowers, perhaps thirty feet
high, Whore wo saw it the wall itself
might bo twenty foet high, and its width
at tho top perhaps fifteen foot. You
cannot see nny great length of it at one
time, because of tho gnat and sudden
irregularities of the ground, It shoots
down upon you, liiiiM by you, mounts
j and disappears, and then Rives you a
glimpse on a yet more distant apex,��� .1.
j Aubortht,
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges iu Coniox district faster
tbtm a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing tu law,
S, Ort-fcli
Gov. Agent.
Courtenay  B.   G.
Host of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
IL     ...
���   A N   l>   ���
"Pees        Stable
���\ ��� r
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses ard   Rigs for Hire at
-ill   Times
Dr W J Curry
Green's Block���near I'osi Office ���Nansi-
nio. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
H A Simpson
Barrister nnd Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green'i  Block.
Nanaimo, B. C.
aw i
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber, always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed Pine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly  executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
0 o
IJ Norman   McLeod ,��
o u
0    The   justly     celebrated ��
0 u
0  Clydesdale,     will    travel n
0 through  the District  this ��
0 �� 0
q season. y
��u R. Grant & L. Mounce,"
0 Props. Union, B. C- 0
G B  Leighton
At tho   }3ay, Comox, B. O.
Blacksmithing and  Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage VVor k and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� nnd   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A llrinlnm. 1'roi'. Mjii *.. F5 Box M, tol. M
Nanaimo Ir. C.
A complete slock of Rough Mid Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles.
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows anil
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turniiw
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   I'ine,     Kedwo.d.
All orders accompanied ivithCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer listed
Harbor and outside towing done at reason
able rales.
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,   Wholesale
and   He-tail   Dealer    in
fc$* Largest Esudd'shmcm of its kind.
i-24 Cordova St.       Vancouver,    11. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
Courtenay B, G,
Fraser ^Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
.Strtgc connects with all  steamers at
tlio Bay.
Also do a general
Teaming Business
Orders may b? left st the Courtenay
Htfol, or this office.
We have received our new Millenery and are very busy   filling orders
for spring Hats and Bonnets,   Come down  and see us at once
Fat      DRESS   GOODS      M
We have surpassed anything oyer attempted before   in this   line,   ana
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Nanaimo B, 0,
I Make It a Point I Know
For ihe ls.t thirty years having handled Silver Ware, innnufniturr-d by the
Celebrated drill's of Hied nnil llitr.ion���Uodgera iSIT -mid Meildrn Britannia,
1 know them to be A I.   EJi, III Jewelry, Clocks, Watches, und  Snroiacles,
I Show th- Largest Stock i��� the city, AT HARD TIMES   PKICKS.
Specnl atloulb li given to it-paring in AH. Ur.uvhi s of the Trade.
Ej*.        Orders by mail will havj prompt attention.        ,��3
li. E. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store,
Nanaimo B, C.
"Vancouver Furniture Warehouse,
Established 187n-
         .Also Dealer In        	
Nanaimo B.C.   ��'�����-������
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
aston Street ��� Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   (he   6nc-*t   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
fiaper Eapor & Co,
Booksellers,     Statiouars,
General   News   Agents.
Nanuimo. il. C. '
toaimo Machine forks
BoktJ; Wenta*
Fraser Street
Nea- Bastion Street Bridge
Nannimo' B. C.
All Kinrls of Machinery made to order
nnd repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners" Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns  and grass
plots.   Small fruits,  shrubs   and evergreens of evejy variety.
I. R, Gilchrist.,
C. B,
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
\V. E. Mc Cnrtncy Chemist,
Pun* Dru^s Chi'inieals and- Patent
l-hyf-totuil   ProaotlitloiW and nil orders flll-nl
with caro uml dUpuieh. J', o. box 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-���-    Red House    -"-
(inmn-ercial St.     =   Nanaimo. B. 0.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Prioe Paid for Furs, 11 ides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
t lanaimo Steam
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, Ii. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoein-*
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Dr'ill-
t'ing Machines made to order on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specially
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Box 598,  No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
THE] FAMOUS !       Dr. W J. Young
CLYDE ; Physician Uf Surgeon
will bo at
John   Hetlierington's   stables    ���
During the Season. Chas R Hardy it Co
Courtenay Pharmacy
Terms���To Insure, for the Season $(3.50
"       For Single Service $ 5.00
Groom Ices, $ 1.50
And Financial llroker
Notary Public, Conroyanoor,
Nuiiuliim.  II. 0.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ol all kinds.
Unior   Mines, B. C.
I b.vfc some splended lots
for s.Jc, buth business and re
Now is l+ic vmr. V) buy to
adrantage Jnefore the Canada
VVestaJn Railway niches here.
With the advent of tbe railway, in addition to tbe otliw
coBM-ded iidvamagi-s of the
place, jsriixv; must ruie very
This town ts located in the
jnias ��fthe largest agricultural
settlement ��*��a Vancouver Is-
land. It is within six miles of
Union Mises affording tiie farmers of the valley tlie very
best bome market, and is situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. T1>e lumber interests of this section are roost ei
tensive. And are am important
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
aay other place tbe Coast
can bi.?.9l of, and the march of
improvement is stiil onwaitd,
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural,
and timber receurees. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better 6eld for the
sportsman. Fish aud g;uiie
are always abundant and_ our
hotels of the best
For particulars  address.
.   ���     Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
6ouE.TE3isrA.ir b. o.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urphrt Bros, Proprs. Com B.0,


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