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The Weekly News Dec 13, 1893

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 G. A. fc.Ba'   Co.
Real BState Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain * Co.
NO. 58.
$2.00 PER YEAR
has a fine assortment of
Xmas Goods
Also   Groceries
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Orders taken for custom made suits
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W. J. Young. P. F. Schsnchmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBAO   O  jfLlTD  GTO-A.&J3.
Having bought out thc Stage, Team and Livery Outfit of
John VV, Fraser will continue the business at the old stand
"���������������fa    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
, deliver it.at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
Citizens' Building Society,
 0 ��� 0���0
Capital   15,000,00000
Shares $1oo Each, payable 80 cents per month
A Local Cooperative Building. Loan and Saving* Association.
���Organised and operated by business men of Nanaimo, elected by the Shareholders.
Andrew Haslam, Esq., Mayoi of Nanaimo, President;
C. H.   Stickles,   Manager  E.   L. Works,   Vice-President
A. K.'Johnston, Esq., Treasurer; Marcus Wolfe, Esq,, Secretary
C. H. Barker, Solictor
Alderman E. Quennel; Alderman T. Dobeson; Win. Patterson, Esq.
J. Foreman, Esq.; J. XV. Stirtan, Esq.
BANKERS��� The Hank of British Columbia, Nanaimo.
{-^.Subscription Hooks are now open and any information caa be had by applying
to the Secretary, who will furnish copies of Prospectus and Bv- Laws.
MARC 8 WOLFE,  Secretary.
Agent al Union, Alex \V, Fr��sei.*����J-i-t*grAgent at Courtenay, P. \V. Patterson
Sun Life Assurance Co
One of tlie Largest and Strongest Companies
ii Canada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the Largest Ci idens
Assets $3,403,700.00.
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.28.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77.
J E. Orsns, Oan'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.    L. ***. Fauquisr,Bp.cial Agent
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOVIi lAWMKCB, PBoraifcioa,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
Battler of Different l*r.iml4 of Lt^er Baer Ste.m Beer and Porter.
Agent for Union Brewery Company,
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
General Merchandise
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.
ccmox, bc
Importers �� Dealers in
Hour * Fasti
Farm Producs
Fancy Oroosriss
Crock.ry * Oluswtrs
Dry Oooda
Boots ft Shots
Faint ft Oils
Osata Furnishings
Pati.nt Mtdicinss
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Comox Items.
The str. Joan c^-mc on time today.
Dec. 13th Among the passengers were
Win. Harrnston, Wm, Cheney, M. Whitney, Jno. McFartaud, J. Jenkins, Hairy
Beadnell, James Graliam. Jnmes Curtis,
J-10. Buird, R. CVHandley, L. W. Far-
HUtcr, and A._ Dick.
W. Sharp is putting up a two storey
chicken house at Noi. Hill. He is going
into the chicken business on a large
scale and has imported some fine speci
mens of fowls. He is a'so having some
I ne fruit trees planted hy Mr. Davis the
Mr. T. O. Quincy, who has been sojourning with us here the lasl few months
has left to join his sealing schooner nt
Yokahoma. His wife a> cunpanied him
as far as Victoria at which poirt she
takes leave of him, going to the Atomic
coast. It is said we may expect them
back next October..
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wnoi.F.s*i.ii and Retail
Druggists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician $ Suryeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. t my store in the
This is a first class dunce, as a good
paying business has already been built
up!   Apply to
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Rams lor 8ale.
For SAt.K two I'ne young Rams ( South
Downs).  -
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, B. C.
Dr W J Curry
Green's Block���hear Post Office-Nanai-
itto. Any number of teeth removed
without pain antl without ihff use of
Ether or Chloroform.
Farm Products for Sale.
(Delivered  at Thua Csiis'sfarui.t
Carrots per lb. I cent
Turnips   ''   " -
Cibbage "   " ' i# ��nts
Onions    "   " 2
F.ggs limed per do* 3�� "
Fresh eggs at market price
Butter per Ib 30   '*
Society     Cads
I. O. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting   reth-
rcn cordially invited to attend.
Alex. XV. Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge No.  I3,  A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings ..17.30 p. nt. in the old
North Comox School House.   Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .Si A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay 1*5. C.
Lodge meet** on evet y Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon,at 8 p. m. at Castle Hal, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Burd
K. R.S.
C. O. O. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. 0
0. F. meet in the old North Comox.
school house every second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
j. 11. Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
tUt, Green'., Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Treea, Bulbe, Plants ud Boiei.
Fruit and Ornamental Trkes
Bulbs, Shrubs, Roses. Greenhouse,
Plants, &c.
Prices reduced to suit thc times.    Gc
my list before placing your orders.
Address M. j. Henry,
Box 28, Mt. Pleasant,
Vancouver, B. C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals and
Present office Elk Hotel
Oowox, B. C.
Substantial SSfinU  for Thou
Whose Aanren an Correct.
AlMtn on**M��ter��*i*�� prison where wm ben*
fin-set a condemsd criminal, On making a re*
unesltobo conducted into lhe j.resui.-*e of tbo
duomeit mini, llu) Visitor wis Infoniu-d that
iiono but relatlvim wero pcrmiltud to sue the
urlsotior. The visitor said: '���Hrotliers and st��
ternlmvoliionr, bui tliut man's (tlio |irisonur's)
father israyfsther'atyn."
He was at once tnkon to Lho prisoner. Now,
whRtretatlonwuHtheprlsonnr tothe visitor!
Thu Agricultural Pnblishltig Company will
give 9-iOii J'tarfor lift) to 1 h�� pernoti Heiid 1 ni* the
lirst sorroot answer; JtW to tlio second; 3rd. Xyiv
4th,$100; fith. |30, sitdover 10.tr00otiter rewards,
-.-on-ilstinK of platHA organs ludics nnd glints
gold and silver watches, silver services, *ila-
mond rings, otc.
To the porson sending tho last correct an*
swit will be given a high-toned pim-i*. to ihe
next tothe last aboautifulnrttun. nndthe noxt
5 000 will receive valuable prises of silverware.
lU'LKS.��� (II All vnswus must bo sent br
mall, and boar post murk not later than l***c. .11.
18tKt. |8 Thero will be 110 charge wh-itevur to
enter this ci.oipetlttoii.bijL ah who compcto
are exi-oetMtoM^I%M>dollar fcr six months
subsc Iptii-n to eitbsCTiiK Ui.u:s Homk M au-
AJG1NK orTllK OASAI*i*"N AOIIl��l*I.TU��WT--l WO
of the choicest llttwlnr-tcd i-crli-dkais of ihe
dar. (3)All priste-'-inil-TS will b<* ixpe-ted 10
assist uh In extcDdtiig our circulation. HI The
first, con eot answer ruooi ved Im-nders postmurk
taken lu all iiumjs as date uf receipt, so as to
give every one an equal chauce, no matter
wh--re he or sho .tnty reside), will seenro the
first prise: the second, thu next prim;, and b<> 011.
Tlli*. AciHtci*i-Tf hist in��i-oM establiHhed con
cern, and -Hi��*ess-*snmp;cnu-i*ni toeimule it to
carry out all its rroinlse**. (-***nd for printed
list of former prize winners.)
Ji*i��ui;a, 'lhe following well-known gentlemen havo i-iii'.soiiL- d to nui as judges and wil
���i*e thatlhi prisvarofttlrly KwarTlcd��� lion -
dnru Cai-mt. I'l.'n*piletor ChkuC's Lir.. if
Meuim rst l'�� �� -oiouth.atid Mr. W, Itot-lt��
ihiii. I'resiiLj:. !'l Hues iTil. til gt tmi>ati). *��� >T
bormtgh. Iteiistoralliioi.c) -ctu-it, Adili ill
Atmiiii-Tii-iST I'm. (L'tdl, 1 c:crloi-i.r..
Canada. . u   ;
d*. $10 and $20, Genuine Confederate
���rj��Uit!s onlv live each; $ 50 and $100
bills to cents each; $1 and $2 bills ascents
each. Sent securely scilcd on receipt of
price. Addrcbt, Chas. 1). Barker, 90
S'. Forsyth St., Atlanta, G*., U. S. A.
Bweet little pnttUfcVwhnm the m***���*��-*�� tst%
Found singing, awl ihitllvetuiigiuuiii.i-i-daT
Keeps warbling still; bsra bavo 1 drcauwd
Twoorighiand happy hour* that paasad at
Lulled by thy tflvsry converss, Just begun
And never *mds-U  Thou dost preach to iu*
Sweet pntlcncfi and hrrgnust reality.
Tho senso of days aud weeks and months that
flearoe altering In their mend of happiness,
Ainl-juli-1 thoughls, and tolls that dunni kill.
And Iminely pastimes. Thmigb the old dlstruns
Loom gray abov* ns both at times, ah, mill
Do constant to thy woodland note, sweet bird;
By meat least thm; shall be loved and heard.
-Archibald Lampman In Youth's Companion.
The Moon aa Wo s*ta It.
Di<1 yon ever stop to consider tbe fact
that the inhabitants of this earth have
never won but one side ot the moon, and
to inquire tho rwwotn why auch ii the
ease? The explanation ii this: Thu moon
makee one revolution on her axis in the
nne period of time that she takce up in
revolving onoe nronnd the earth, thua
the tame geographical region of the lunar
surface la always .toward us. Aa oue explanation usually calls for another, il
may not bo out of pi nee to mention the
fact that tbe reasons the two motions of
the moou above referred to ao uuurly
coincide are these:
Tho moon is not a truo globe, but livery elliptical in form. It did uot in all
probabilities orginally start on its axial
rotation with precisely the same velocity
with which it moved around tbe earth,
but tho very best astronomers say that
the two motions were not far apart in
tho start. Aesmuing thnt the moon was
setni-liquid or at least soft in those remote days, the earth's attraction caused
tho lunar surface to elongate, and iu the
untold ages which followed its axiul ro*
Union, owing to tho attractive influence
of both the earth and the sun, was made
to correspond with its orbital movement
around tbe earth.-St. Louis Republic
Old Tims llankln-f Mathilda.
Whilo discussing tho matter of the
troubles and trials of banking business
of today President James E-ipy of the
Ohio Valley National bank aaid to a
group of friends: "\ tell you that wo do
not know anything about the peculiarities of the banking businesa. I have
heard officials of the bank when I was 1m-
ginmng iu the business rehearse the uxpt*
riences in early banking tn Virginia. As
li well known, the residents of t itat state
were not much given to business tactics.
Whenever they had occasion to issue a
note, and it was qui to frequent, the bank
officials had to drive aro- 1 to the van
out farms, or to the place where thc
maker lived, and it waa quite difficult to
get tbem to sign the orit-iunl, but much
more so a renewal Exjierts got so they
could tell whether the note was renewed
in I ho house or in the field, aa they con Id
tell whether it was written on the pom
mel of a saddle or at a regular desk. "-
Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Whistling Traa.
A species of acacia, which grows very
abundantly in N'ubii am) tbe Soudan, il
also called the "whistliug tree" by the
natives. Ita shoota are frequently, by
thu agency of the larva? of insects, distorted in shape and swollen into a globular bladiut from I to 2 iuches in diante-
ter. After tlie insect has emerged frum
a circular hole in tho i-)de of this swell
in:,', tbo opening, pluved upon by the
wind, become* a musical instrument
nearly equal in sonnd to a sweet toned
flute,���Now York Telegram.
Hornby and Denman Islands.
Dec. 13th.��� Two of the Hornby Island citizens made a trip to Nanaimo in
a small craft and have just returned���
had a knod sail.
Last week while the assistant postmaster of H. was sailing across the channel
to get tbe mail he was surprised to see
the steamer looming up close to the light
house. United effort with sail and oar
soon brought thc boat across but a few
minutest late.   Capt. Butler kindly waited
There was a social bop at Mt. Pleasant
Denman last week which the boys say
was very pleasant.
A surprise party at Win. Cheney's had
a tip top time.
'���'here was also a big surprise at Mr.
Ceo. McFarland's. He was returning
bome in the evening from his brother's
when he heard shouting at bis house. As
he advanced one of tbe | arty spoke up
and said they were not on business but
wanted a bit ofa good time and asked
for the use of a room. The prompt reply
was that they might have the room and
dance until thev saw the stars falling.
The mazy whirl was kept up until early
Christmas Tree.
A Christmas tree for the children in
connection with the Courtenay Sunday
School and those attending the Presbyterian Church, Sandwick, will be held in
the church on Tuesday 26th inst at 7.30
A good programme has been prepared
by the children. A present will be put
on the tree for each child. Parents desiring in put on presents tor their children
may do so.
Refre hments will be served to all.
A collection will be taken up to defray
Ladies Attention.
" Messrs Sloan & Scott, the leading dry
goods merchants of Nanaimo make a
specially of their window decorations,
which under the skilful! hands of Mr. W.
Sloan invariably present a very attractive
appearance. But at Christmas time an
extra effort is made in this line and the
display of evening wear, artistically ar:
radged that now attracts all passers by
would be hard loexcell.
The representative of a leading whole
sale dry goods firm of Montreal, who is
in town, remarked today that from the
Alanlic to lhe Pacific he has not seen
more tastefully arranged windows than
those of Sloan & Scott's.
The goods displayed are not only beau
tiful to look upon, tbey are of the best
quality and ol tbe latest fashions.
Dress goods, gloves, fans, artificial
flowers and the other accessories which
goto the adornment ofthe fair sex and
an eye on view in ever)' variety and canbe
purchased at really remarkably low figures.
Union Flashes.
Dec. 8th.��� The barque Margaret left
with coal for Honolulu today.
The str. Daisy is due and ihe Miaeola
expected next Monday.
Work on the Methodist church is progressing satisfactorily.
W. M. Langton ot the Magnet store,
Nanaimo, i*�� here trying to rent a place
in which to open up b-.sineas.
Alex. Fraser is fairly installed in bis
new office in connection with thc collection of customs.
Dr. Young was well kno-vn here, having occupied the same position that Dr.
Lawrence now so ably fills, for a considerable time, and the news of his death
was a great shock. He was a member
of the Oddfellows lodge here, alsoa member of the Masonic Incite.
T. D. McLean, the jeweler, returned
Wednesday. He has a large new show
case which is well filled with many things
suitable for Xmas present.**,
W. M. Langton ofthe Magnet House,
Nanaimo, is having a store erected for
him alongside of. J Abram's and will
carry a stock ofa tittle of everything. In
tbe meantime he is occupying a small
shed at the end of R. Gram's wagon shop,
which is highly illuminated at night by
hanging lamps.
One in looking about here might think
it dull, but that is only because the men
are at work. It is probable that limes
arc better here and in the district than
in perhaps any other portion of the Province. There are many settlements of
equal size where there isn't so much mon
ey circulated in a whole year as is here
in a single month. It don't follow that it
would be wise lor any outsider to come
here, as doubtless there is plenty of help,
' already. But the outlook for the future
is bright and in the spring ihere will be
a great deal of building activity.
There is considerable talk about the
auction sale of lots and blocks in Garvin's
ranch.   Meeting a gentleman we asked���
"Wilt the real-estate auction sate be a
"You mean the Garvin auction?"
"Yes.   Sale of lots and blocks in his
ranch en Baynes Sound."
"Don't know.   It ought to be success-
"Why so?"
"Because, the location is splendid, o-
verlnoking the Sound, the extension of
the road up this way from French Creek
will lay right through it, the land is fertile
easily cleared, park-like, and the springs
equal toanyinthe country."
"What are the springs good for?"
The water is soft, cle.ir, so.irWinf-, and
exhilarating��� good for the pleasure
seeker, and admirable for the afflicted.
The water carries off rapidly the waste of
the system, removing all impurities ofthe
blood, the elements which make the
hones stiff and aged and the muscles rigid
It is a regular reguvinator. A five acre
block there would be a capital investment. I intend to nut my money in and
shall urge my friends to do the same.
The str. Joan will go up to Valdes It-*
lind next week Thursday, leaving ut
7 a.m. and  returning the same day.
For Sale
160 acres of land, price $2,100. Split
lengthwise, $900: split in half, $600, 20
acres unden timothy, good bouse and
born and stables.
Parties wishing to purchase a good farm
would do well to apply for particulars to
Joseph T. Grieve, Grantham.    .
Qrand Concert
A Grand Concert at K. of P. Hall on
Dec. 191I1, inst. The Doors��� open at
7 30 p. m. Concert begins at 8 p. m.
Refreshments immediately after concert.
Thc final feature ofthe evening will be a
Admission to entertainment  50 cents.
New Arrangements.
Telephone and telegraph communication with Courtenay has been resumed.
Under thc new rules, which will hi;
KKijDl.V knkokckJi all messages must
be written and signed, on blanks which
will be provided, and paid for IN ADVANCE.
A Good RidttSts.
Judge��� You ore charged with assault-
lug this man.
Prisoner���1 plead pnilty, your honor.
but I have it good excuse. 1 add rem-ed
tliis man civilly three times, aud he never
answered me.
Judge���Why, the man is deaf aud
Pi i-mnor��� Well, why didn't ho say so?
A curious box was recently found
amid the ruins uf Pompeii. The box waa
marble or alabaster, about % iuches
���square nnd closely sealed. When opened,
it was found to be full of potiiutillil or
grease, hard, but very fragrant. The
smell resembled somewhat thnt of tbe
rosea, hut wai much more fragrant
American pioneers were Uod fearing
and Bible loving. They staked out town
lots in 22 Bethels. 10 Jordani'.ll.lerichos
14 Bethlehem*. 22 Uosheui, 11 Sbilohs.
ll Ci.nnels, IN Tit-burn nnd Mount Tn
tiers, it Zimis and Mount Zimis, 20
Bdens, IK) Lcbauons, iii Hebrews and 80
An Untimely Death,
(From Nanaimo Telegram, /fee. T,)
At the C'ty Hospital yesterday mom
ing, the death. occurred of Dr. W. J.
Young, from typhoid fever. The deceased physician first entered the hospital on
Nov. 26th, then having been fighting a-
gainst the disease for a week. Though
his condition seemed to'improve during
the first few days, yet he grew weaker
and steadily sank until the end.
Dr. Young, a member of several orders,
including the A. F. and A. M., C. O. O.
F., I. O. O. K., and K. P., was a native
of Dublin, Ireland. Ke graduated at
Queen's College, Kingston aud after visiting Europe practised in Wingham, Ont.
Then, coming to British Columbia, he
'located first at Ladnei's Landing, then
going to Coniox and Union. Lately he
came to Nanaimo, and took charge of
the practice of Dr. Davis, during lhe
lattcr's absence, and while in the discharge of his professional duties was
stricken down at tbe early age of 30. He
bad many friends here, and will be sincerely mourned.
Last evening Mr. Thos. Comerford received a telegram from Mr. Win. Young,
of Goderich, Ont., brother of the late Dr.
Young, authorizing him to ship the remains to Goderich, from which place they
wi be taken to the vdlige of Aubu ns,
the doctor's old home. Mr. Comerford
will accompany thc body and will start
from Nanaimo tomorrow morning. Thc
body was embalmed by J. Hilbert &
Gand Auction Sale.
On Friday, Ihe 22nd of December
1893 at half past seven, p. m. at the
Reading Room Ham, Union, B. C.
1 will sell by instructions of the owner,
without kkskkvk the Famous Garvin
Spring Property, on Ilaync Sound in
Lots, and Blocks to suit purchasers, excepting only the Spring and a few surrounding acres which will pass into thc
hands of a powerful Hotel and Spring
Syndicate now being organized for tin*
Plans showing thc location ofthe Lois
and Blocks ns surveyed may be seen by
calling 011 Mr. A. Garvin at Union Hotel.
Tide perfect. Terms Y% cash down
and balance in oodavBj
Win. Cheney, Auctioneer.
Copartnership Notice.
The partnership heretofore existing between thc undersigned Anley & Bcckcn-
tell as butchers has ljcen dtssrtvcd by thc
purchase of said Itcckcnscll's interest by
Percy Smith. Thc new firm of AntcviS
Smith will continue ihe business at thc
old stand, collect all outstanding accounts
of the old firm and assume and pay all nf
its indebtedness.
Dec. 1, 1893. F. A. Anley.
Tom. Bccker.scll
Percy Smith
The Ladies Aid Society ofthe Methodist church, Union, will give a bazaar on
Tuesday and Wednesday, 19th and 20th.
All day and evening Tuesday free, and
Wednesday during the day free. On
Wednesday evening there will be a
grand concert wiih other specialities,
something new to Union.
Admission.-- Adults 50 cents, children
25 cents.
Local Brevities
Pay-day next Saturday.
A. C.Salmond shot a panther last week.
Be on time for the Christmas goods at
McPhee & Moore's.
Mr. L. Casey and S. Creech have returned from their northern trip.
The account of the concert at Denman
Island will appear next issue.
There will be a turkey shoot on Xmas
day at the Rivcside hotel.
On Monday night then was a pleasant
social danc�� at ttie C. A. A. Club Room.
Mrs. John Roy, of Union, became last
Mouday the mother of a bright eyed little daughter.
Mr. P. W. Patterson has gone below.
He will return, it is expected about New
We have received nn account of the
concert and sale of work at the Presbyterian church Sandwick, which will appear in full next week;
Wanted,��� Parties having a new
milch cow 10 sell may find a customer by
leaving name and address at this office.
For Sale.��� By Adam McKelvey,
one new milch cow, also a cow neat carving.
Mr. S. I. Cliffe, on hearing of tbe death
of Dr. Young last Wednesday run up his
tlag "half mast."
The Wellington Advocate after a few
weeks of "life's litful fever" has been laid
away in the journalistic bone->urd.
Dr. Scharschmidt snuffed uu: the eyes
of a big black bear lost mouday with his
Duncan Gilcl-.nst came up from Lad-
ner's Landing on last Wednesday's boat
to look after his sick brother here.
Rev. A. Tail preached last Sunday a
very appropriate and suggestive sermon
on the death of Dr. Young.
James Grah-tm and Alex. Graham will
leave about the lirst of the month nn a
sealing ctuisc. Everybody wishes them
good luck.
A grand ball will be given in the Public Hall Union on Jan, 1/94 under the
auspices of Benevolent Lodge, No. 14,
K. ol P.   Particulars later.
There is to be a Christmas tree at the
Bay in connection with the Presbyterian
Sunday School there on Friday 22nd.
Particulars will be given later.
The most promising entertainment at
the Bay of the season will undoubtedly
be the concert on Tuesday evening tlie
19th inst, at K. of P, hall in aid of St..
Peter's church.
L. W. Farquier, who represents thc
Sun Life Insurance Co, is in the district
looking after the interests of his company
which is recognized as first class, solid,
and admirably managed.
The rumors that have been floating a-
rouml of a wedding to come not a thousand miles from tbe Indian rancherie were
doubtless correct, except as to the point
of time; they were only a little previous.
The concert, Tuesday night, the 191b,
will be well worth attending. Turn out,
pass an enjoyable evening, and have the
satisfaction of knowing you have aided a
worthy object
A Chinaman having taken liberties
with some of Adam McKelvey's property
was very properly deprived of his n-tn
liberty by Judge Drabble, for the period
of a fortnight.
Mr. J. P. Davis and wife of Nanaimo
are passing the winter, with lames Bruce,
on the McKenzie ranch. They have taken the Harvey place adjoining which
they will cultivate next spring.
An account of a surprise party at M.
R. Piercy's week ago Friday night was
prepared tor publication, but by some
accident mislaid. It is spoken of-as a
very pleasant occasion.
The road from Courtenay down hy Un
ion wharf, which will be put through 10
French Creek next year will pass directly
through Garvin's lands making the lois
and blocks there very desirable.
On Saturday the 23rd of this month
their will be a shouting match for turkeys
geese, ducks and chickens at Howe's hotel, below Union wharf, under the man
agement of Wv Cheney of Denman Island.
Why not get up a "bee11 and pull out
the tree*) or branches which have fallen
into the river, and let the current get a
move on the dead salmon. We would
be glad 10 bid an affectionate but long
farewell to them.
In the list of names of persons who had
donated various sums in aid of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association we inadvertently omitted to mention
the sum uf $5 kindly contributed by Mr.
Geo, Heat'ierbell of Hornby Island.
Mr. Kenneth Grant will build him a
residence at Couitcnay on the bench r.ot
far from the residence of J. XV. McKenzie. Some of the lumber is already un
ihc ground, and it will be pushed to completion as soon as practicable. The report of his having bought the other house
appears to be unfounded.
The Comox arrived from the north
with news that a sloop with whisky is doing a thriving tiadc among Indians on
ihc northern coast. Thore is talk of a
big putlach at Cape Mudgr. Seattle-
Post lutcliigtncer. Isn't il about time
that the Government did something to
put a stop to this traffic?
Mr. S. J. Cliffe is making ,\ sleigh
which is expected to take rag off the ordinary affair seen round here It wits
commenced about three years ago. The
first year he visited the forest to make ,\
proper selection of timber, got cold and
adjourned the work until the following
season. Last winter he got out most of
the timber and d'd a good bit of work on
it, and now wheu not otherwise engaged
his hammer and saw may be heard in its
completion. At least another year will
see it ready for use, and then��� keep out
of the way.
An enterprising inventor has discov"
crcd a method of extracting from bituminous coal ihc element of calaric, which
gives no smoke or odor in combustion.
There are n great many uses to which
this new fuel can be put, amoifg which is
t\e haii.' stove. Tins is a small metal
box covered with velvet, about an inch
thick and fnui Inches square, with sliding
cover, and slightly oval, to tit on the
curves of the body. It is used in place
of a rubber hot witter bottle in applying
hc.it in cases of ncura1gia,enr-ache, bowel
complaint and ~ich ailments. It gives
an unvarying heat for over two hours
from onc charge ol fuel. *\
"Of Snch is the Kingdom-"
Oh. all tbfl liltlo children
That this green earth havo trod.
A blessing on llieir prt't-enco!
They are so near to God :
Wo arc so far from lien von,
They are -so near to Uod.
Tho guileless little children,
So innocent and wise.
Another world than ours
Around aliout them lies.
The happy littio children
That frolic o'er the sod,
They are so near to Hen von,
\\ e are so far from Uod.
Oh. trust of littio children!
Oh. faith to thep' "".de known!
Tli's earth without their presence
Would be hut droarand lone.
Thc happy Utile children!
They coim-like llmvors in May,
Thc winsome Utile children
Who gambol alt tho day.
Then, when tho Unlit la fa-lint*.
Their weary heads thoy nud :
They nro so near to Ileavon,
Wo arc so far from Uod.
But, oh. for sorrow's children
Who throng thoorowdou street,
I'Y'i-n attic aud from cellar,
They oome With naked feel.
Oh, haggard men and women.
And ye win* eoaseli*>i plod.
Take hoed for theso your children,
Thoy camo tofOU nom Uod.
They may be fnr frum Heaven
They cniiic loyou from Uod.
Thefratfile liltlo children,
Hv holy angola sent.
They camo wilh hem diction,
Kur briefest season lent.
And h
at -
Tho light of God's own glory
Is in their shining eyes.
They hriiiK With them a halo
From itnr-J'of 1'aradisc,
Hut hlest the home forever
Whore those shall enter In,
That, home Is -acred, holy,
Where such as tho-o havo been.
Oh. wounded hoarlsuml breaking,
That aeho beneath ihe rod.
We nearer grow lo Heaven,
When theae havo gono to God I
Mamma Muir was troubled, She was
aorry to leave Benny at home, and Thanksgiving only one week distant, Hia
cough was a bit troublesome. The good
family doctor advised staying at home from
Bchool a few days.
Benny end Mrs. Muir were planning to
make���well, they expecled to make several
somebodies glad on the day that everybody,
old and young, who is s child of tho dear
Lord, should givo thinks, for "He is good,"
In HiB own way He will provide. It may
not be in our way���in my way���but He will
surely provide for His children.
Just what Benny and his mamma intended doinir must remain a secret.
Mrs. Muir went away, calling back:
"My little hoy must ho brave and pleasant
though. If Aunty Margaret should beao
ill I must remain with her until after
Thanksgiving. My boy understands we
may not always hnvc things nil our way."
Tears dimmed her pretty blue eyes. She
did not hear the little cry or Benny's������
"Oh, dear, dear; with mamma gono tilings
arc so lonesome."
Somebody at his elbow aaid cheerily:
" Benuy, Miss Evelyn doesn't want a fruit
shower this year."
" Not want a fruit shower," echoed
Bonny. " Why, Mrs. Myer. This fruit
shower was to be the loveliest one yet.
Mamma said I might buy my fruit in
cousin Jack's fruit store. Ho keeps the
heat anil choicest great yellow, sweet oranges, and lovely pippins. I should think
Miss Evelyn would like it."
" Miss Evelyn appreciates tho lovo her
little pupils give her and she hopes every
ouo will assist in giving a potato shower���'
"A potato shower 1 Who wants potatoes���-''
"Numbers of hungry people living in
our city who have no work to do or money
to pay for potatoes. Our ladies aro collecting warm garments. Your mamma
aaid that all contributions might bo left in
your store-room and packed in thanksgiving barrels���"
"I don't like to wear old coats," said
"No; you area fortunato liny; your
mamma clothe*, you warmly. Miss Evelyn's Hi.-iter teaches in tho Chace school. A
dear little girl came to school yesterday.
She was cold and half starved. Bonny, I
thought you .night answer tho door���"
" Oh, so I will, and take the things into
tho store-room. You cannot always be
here. Mrs. Myer."
" Of course I can't; I do need your
help," replied Mrs. Myer, smiling.
Quite early in the afternoon the front
door-bell rang��� "tiug-a-ling, ting-a-ling."
A little girt, bright and happy looking,
handed l-Seuny a bundle, saying : " It'a my
gown (I've grown out of it), my hood and
warm hose. I sewed somo buttons real
tight my own self on the pretty apron."
" Did you really':" inquired Benny,
thinking, " what, beautiful hands sho has."
At the next ting-a-ling, ling, Benny
opened tbo door for a little wide-awake
who said he had fetched a cout and pair of
" Do you know boys who havo nn
coats ?" Inquired Benny.
" Ever an many have shabby, ragged
coats that don't keep out tho cold, tiave
you   hoard   about   the   potato shower ''."
" I should think I have heard. Our Miss
Evelyn doesn't want a fruit shower���"
" Our Miss Newton doesn't want one
either. I don't value potatoes, but I've
never been hungry and no supper in the
" That kind of hungry must be dreadful," said Benny, gravely,
Tho third caller brought in a bundle of
somo comfortable thinga for a grandma;
Five busy days passed rapidly by. Benny
received evory day a little noto from Mrs.
Muir. She said nothing of hor return home,
Itenny had hidden in one of tho barrels the
ladies were tilling in the Muir store-room.
A sweot, beautiful, silver-haired old lady
looked ovor the potato heap, tho sacks of
tlifiir and moal, the contributed articles of
clothing, Shew-ill: "A beautiful, genorous
oiler ing."
" Justin time, ladies, to roBCiio my littio
hoy. I see you havo him in a barrel. Really,
1 cannot spare him," called somebody Bonny
" Oh, mamma, is it truly you".'" shouted
Benny, struggling to climb   out  from   the
barrel.   '* Jan. Myer and I have boon so
busy��� there's the fruit sbowor- I had to
answer tlio door ; papa said tho ting-a-
lings were wearing out the door���I've
bought potatoes and not bananas ; you
dont mind do you?"
The little folks kept coming, carrying
baskets tilled with potatoes, turnips and
Benny kept his oara opon. He heard
one brown-eyed little girl say to a com*
pinion : My teacher did not want a fruit
shower. It ia auch fun���giving a fruit
shower to n teacher you love, but a potato
sbowor is better."
" My tcadber didn't want a fruit shower
���we kept atill as mice���never told about
thc potatoes, I do believe everybody is
giving potatoes," said a second littio   girl.
"Wo boys aro giving a mcnlshower. Mr.
Thorpe told us lie was fond of hasty pudding
when ho was a boy; hasty pudding is mush.
Hungry folks like mush with syrup or good
inilk," aaid a wide-awake hoy, easing down
from his shoulders a sack of meal,
Thero was no lack of places to aond con-
tributinna. In many poor homes little wan
faces told a pitiful story���a liltlo child lacking bread.
When the abort day on.led and Benny
with his mamma sat in ono chair, the little
boy learned how ono little bit, of leaven will
increase nnil spread.
Miss Evelyn taught fortunate children���
rosy, dimpled, pretty boys and girls the
light of happy homes. Miss Evelyn's sister
saw daily the little people who must bum
to Buffer pain uml woe early in lifo. Miss
Evelyn's pupils every yoar gave ber a fruit
bower costing nl least ton dollars. She
bared tbo fruit with friends, but in ''���':' sho I
learned of a real need for potatoes existing
in tlie Martin street community. The greater number of ibe recipients ot fruit-showers
readily assisted Misa Evelyn in substituting for the fruit shower u generous potato
" Your mashed potatoes are nice, mamma, but 1 eould never eat cold boiled potatoes," said Benny, positively.
" More than forty years ago���"
" Is it a story, mamma ?"
" No, Benny," replied Mrs. Muir. " The
Irish people sulFered a great famine, known
now as tho potato famine. The potato crop
failed in Ireland���many people died or suffered from hunger."
" Didn't America send food to Ireland ?"
" Yes, indeed���"
" Then tlie Irish people were thankful. I
seo mamma," aaid Itenny. " It was one of
(lod's ways of providing, Ireland was given
a big potato shower."
On Thanksgiving morning a basket of
fruit���pale-green grapes, rich yellow-coated
oranges, pale-gold bananas���came to Benny
wilh cousin .lack's compliments. Best of
all, Miss Evelyn ate dinner with Benny and
shared bis lovely treat���cousin .lack's freshest and choicest fruit.
Ati In ten*--ling Opr-mllon on n Ml. Louis
1'i.lhnl for IVunirnl Ain-iirltlli.
Dr. Marks, Superintendent of tbe .St.
Louis City Hospital, cut a heart out of a
man's leg tbo oilier day. Instead of being
necessary to the patient's existence, as
hearts usually nro, this organ was a very
dangerous possession and was likely to end
his lifo at any moment. Tlie heart was
almost as large us lho ono usually found
inside a man's ribs, and boat in very much
the same manner. Il was situated upou the
inside of the right log, four or tho inches
abovo tho knee, and was moro tender than
llie ball of the owner's eye.
Charles Gentry, a laborer, waa the owner
of this very remarkable organ. To the surgeons the phenomenon is called a traumatic
aneurism of thc femoral artery. This artery
is the big blood feeding pipe that runs from
the heart down through the body and leg,
turniBhing life to the different parts of the
anatomy as it goes. About two months ago
Gentry was struck upon tho leg just over
tho artery by a shaft of a piece of machinery The inner wall ofthe artery waa burst,
and the big pipe began to bulge out at this
point. The outer wall, nrco.it of the artery,
luckily stretched and held the blood, or
Gentry would havo bled to death in no
time. The artery kept on swelling
with every pulsation of the patient's heart.
From the size of a hazelnut tho bulgo
grow and grew until yesterday it
was largor than a man's Bat. How
tbe artery managed to ataud it without
bursting was a matter for wonder oven to
the surgeons. The least touch given to the
skin over tbe swelling caused Gentry horrible pain, and he was obliged to keep very
atill lest any sudden movement or contact
would break it and by the hemorrhage
bring on death. Tho aneurism could be
seen to beat to all intents and purposes
like any other heart. If one brought his
car closo to it he could hoar a constantly
repeated blowing or breathing sound coming
from beneath tlie skin. Thia noise was
caused by thc vacant air space around the
swollen artery where it had crowded the
muscles aside.
Dr. Marks decided to operate in order to
save Gentry's lifo. The aneurism was perceptibly (-rowing, and was bound to burst
aoon. The patient was laid upon the
operating tablo and placed under the influence of chloroform. A sharp knife laid
the tissues aside and exposed the femoral
artery with its apple-shaped bulb. The
artery was then tied, or "ligated," 2 inches
above and 2 inches below the swelling, and
the big bulb cut open. Nearly a pint of
blood gushed forth and then there waa no
heart left. The slit artery was then sowed
together with fine silk threads previously
soaked in antiseptic solutions, and lelt to
heal. The ligatures above and bolow were
left to remain, however, until tho artery is
fully healed. Thon they will be untied and
tbo blood allowed to go down Gentry's leg
as usual. In tbo moan time the pationt'a
limb will receive blood from tho smaller
arteries, and will in all probability keep
from dying.
Dhulaep Singh's Financaa-
The lifo of the late Maharajah Dhuleep
Singh was Insured for ��70,000. The following is an outline of ins financial affairs t���
An arrangement was made in 1882 with tho
Indian Government, sanctioned hy A 3t of
hurl lament, under which the estates of thn
Maharajah woro to bo sold at his death for
bis widow and children's benefit. Tho
Maharajah was eleven yeara of age in 1840,
when the Punjab was annexed, and when by
thu advice of his Durbar at Lahore he signed tho terms of settlement proposed by the
British < lovernmont. Theso terms woro
that all property of the Stale of whatever
description in the Punjab was confiscated
to tho East India Company ; the Koh-i-
Noor diamond was surrendered to tho
Queon ; and a pension of not less than four
and not exceeding live lakhs uf rupees, ��40,-
000 to ��."'0,1100, was securod to the Maharajah. The Maharajah claimed to bo possessed of private estates in tho Punjab, with
��130,000 per annum. But this claim was
not recognised fnr some yeara after tho
annexation. His allowance was ��12,r>00 per
annum ; in IH.**!i this allowance became ��'25,
OOOperanum, In 1882 this allowance bad
beon reduced by charges, advances, and
extravagance to ��13,000 per annum. The
purchase of the property at Clevedon, in
Suffolk, cist ��138,000. The Maharajah
Bpont ��*J*2,OI)0 in repairs there, and ��8000
for furniture for tho houae. Latterly tho
Maharajah's life sttpenod of ��25,000 por
annum bad to bear also the following deductions i�����6004 intoreat payable to the
Indian Government for loana ; ��3000 as
premium on policies of insuranco on his life,
executed in ordor to add to tho provision
made fur his doscendanta by the British
Government, nnd as security for loans;
��13000 a year for pensions to his former
household olllcora' widows. There is much
curiosity as to the provisions of the Maharajah's will. He leaves a widow, an English lady, and two soiib by his first wifo.
Exciting Scene on a Steamer.
Tho Daily Chronicle, of Georgetown,
British Gulatin.,ol a recant date, contains au
account of au Inquest hold upon the body
of a man named .lames Adams, in connection with whose death striking incidents
aro recorded,in which a young Irish Officer,
Capt. Do Kinzy, most honorably figures.
The man Adams came up to Bnrtica from
Georgetown by steamer, and during the
passage maddened himself with rum. Ho
was flourishing bis razor and threatening to
kill everybody. Cant. De Rinzy, who was
one of thoso attacked, covered hia assailant
with bis revolver, threatening to firo, but
this had no deterrent effect, and tho man
rushed in upon liim, By a blow from his
stick upon the head the captain thought to
check him, but this bad not the intended
effect, the mailman gashing lhe officer's
forehead witb a f*troke. Capt, De Kinzy
then fired, but slipped and foil, and it was
when on the ground, and the man over bim
nearly cutting ids throat, that a blow from
tho stock of a rifle by a constable from behind felled him. From the effects of this
blow tho man has died, and tbe jury complimented ttie pollaotn-ui who had saved bis
officer from such imminent peril, and Capt.
De Kiiuy for his presence of mind aud gallantry, during tho murderous attack upon
ao many people.
Just in Hin Line.
"What do you call this?" naked Officer
VcGobb, as ho pulled a dangerous-looking
bludgeon out of tbe pocket of bis prisoner.
"That is called a 'life preaervor,'" answered the derelict.
" An' fwafc right, have you wilh a life preserver, Ol would like to know?"
" Becauso 1 belong u> the floating population ; see ?"
Hut Iheutliccr refused to ace.
Two expressmen in Spokane a few daya
ago had a dispute over a dime, which resulted in a fight. Two hours later each paid
iu the police court a fine and costs amounting to ?I7; and the aueation of who owned
the dime wasn't settled either,
A Sacramento policeman was held up and
robbed of 81.50 while on his beat a few
days Ago, and the audacious footpads who
accomplished the feat got safely away.
Candied flowers of several sorts are
among the most expensive delicacies of the
modern confectioner, but the old fashion of
using the candied petals of the orange blossom in tea seema to be almost forgotten.
If a few of the candied petals be put into
the tea before it is steeped they give it a
flavor noticeably peculiar, but once esteemed very tine.
" Not for Love, nor Fame, nor Favor,
but for Cash," is the refreshingly frank and
direct statemeut of the reason for the ex-
isteuco of thetiurdon, Ark., Canuou Ball,
which its " Editor aud Prop." Mrs, Anna
E. Nash, keeps standing in large type at
tho head of the page in tbe place occupied
as a rule by the " Pro Bono Publico" order
of euphemistic motto.
" It I bad a ton of mica," said a dealer
in odds and ends," I could sell it right out
at a good price." Mica whether new or
second hand, in the block or split, has a
constant ll c. Small sheets are cheap, hut
large ones fetch a price high in proportion to tl cir weight. It is cheaper than it
used to bo before mica waa found in paying
3 iinn li Lies, but it still sometimes retails at
vo dollars a pound in the block. Most
persona buy it thua and do thoir own aplit-
ting, though the mica splitters do It with
less loss. Artists buy a good deal of mica in
large sheets and paint on it, Thia is especially a fad of amateurs.
The erratic Missouri River is threatening, and will most likely soon accomplish,
the complete destruction of the town of
East Atchison, Mo., on the opposite bank
from Atchison, Kan. The stream has been
eating a new channel for several months,
and during the past sunnier has washed
away over 300 acres of land. It is now
within an eighth of a mile of East Atchison,
and the destruction of the little town, with
many thousands of dollars worth of valuable
property, ia regarded as inevitable, and the
people are moving away as rapidly as possible.
Sixteen minora returned to Seattle from
the Yukon gold diggings last week, bringing with them, as the result of the se-tson t
work, about $45,000 in gold dust and nuggets. The share of two or three of the party
was about 80,000 apiece. They report that
there were about 300 men engaged in placer
mining on the Yukon River laat summer.
Some new diggings were discovered on
Birch Creek, 275 miles below Forty Mile
Creek, from which two halfbreods took out
82,000 worth of gold in aix days.. The
Indians did not molest the miners thia
News waa brought to Seattle a few days
ago of the birth of the first white ohild in
tho wilderness of the Yukon River. It was
born last spring to Mrs. P. Beaumont, wife
of the keener of a trading post at the outlet
ot the Porcupine River, within the Arctic
Circle and almost on the eastern border of
the Territory. Mra. Beaumont is the only
white woman that ever crossed the Chilcat
Mountains and descended the Yukon. The
first unmarried white woman to penetrate
any considerable distance up the Yukon
was Miss Mellcn, a missionary, who took
charge of an Indian school at Forty Mile
Creek laat spring.
A man of truly royal blood, son of ono o
the Kinga of Africa, died in new Orleans
last week. He waa Alexander Ueekwell
centenarian, who was lured away from hia
African home eighty-five years ago and
aold into slavery in Virginia. He was 17
years of age when kidnapped, and was of
splendid physical proportions. The fact
that he waa of royal blood, told hy hia cap*
tors and ettested by the conduct of his
fellow slaves, marked him always from the
mass of skves, and the fuels of his history
were never lost sight of. His first master
named him Alexander because of his appearance and history. He haa lived in Now
Orleans since tho war.
The cigarette ia to bo banished from
Georgia ii the Houae of Representatives
has tbe power to enforce its will. A bill
forbidding the sale of cigarettes in the
State waa passed by that body laat Friday
morning. As introduced tbe bill only made
it unlawful for any person to aell curare lies,
but tbo Committee on Hygiene ami Sanitation, to whioh it waa referred, emphasized
the rigid moral aeuae of the Houae by
amending it ao as to include uudor tbe ban
cigarette tobacco and cigarette paper.
Then the House passed the bill by 101 to 45.
It is interesting to noto that this same body
haa been using every effort to encourage
tho cultivation of tobacco in tlio State.
Grocers everywhere assert that there is
little or no profit in retailing sugars, and
houskeepera confirm thia by Baying that
there ia small economy in buying sugar by
the keg. The tradition touching the small
profit in handling sugars ab retail is certainly more than 100 years old, for a writer
iu the middle of the lost century affirmed
that London grocers of that day were often
out ��00 or ��70 a year for paper and packthread used in wrapping up sugar, and
some grocers would not aell sugar to a customer who did not at the aame time purchase aome other article. It is not unusual
tor merchants in Canada at this time to
soil far below regular retail rates certain
articles not properly belonging to their
The Queen's Grown.
Queen Victoria's crown is tbe handsomest
in the world. It waa made by the Queen's
order in 1828 by Rundcll and Bridge, and
contains 1303 brilliants, 1273 rose diamonds,
147 large diamonds, four large pear-shaped
pearls, 2~3 round pearls, four large rubles,
one of which ia of extraordinary site, one
largo sapphire and fifteen smaller ones, anil
olevon emeralds. The crown haa a crimson
velvet cap bordered with ermine, antl
weighs 39o7, fidwta troy weight. Small
wonder that the Queen aeldom wears it. It
ia tho massive gold nnd silver setting of the
jewels that makes it so heavy. Tho design
consists of four diamond maltoio crosses
above a baud of pearls and filled with four
fleur-de-lis, or Princo of Wales's plumes
(both forma being identical in jewels).
From tho four Maltese crosses issue imperial
arches made of oak leaves and acorns, the
leaves being In diamonds, the acorns in
pearls ; the cups, however, are diamonds.
In the centre of tbo Maltese crosa that is in
the front of tho crown ia the famous ruby
Baid to have been given to Edward the
Black Prince by Don Pedro, King of Castile,
after tho battle of Najoro, near Vittoria, in
1307. Henry V. wore this ruby in hia
helmet at the battle of Agincotirt,
Tho Bright Side of hie Profession.
" Very well, madam," aaid the tramp,
assuming an air of dignified self-respect, "if
you do not wish to assist mo that is your
own affair. I am well aware that our
profession is not respected ns it should bo,
and yet there are many people occupying
high positions in /life who aro worse than
Indeed ?" interrupted the woman.
Certainly, my dear madam. Did you
ever hear of a man of my cla-s embezzling
church funds or betraying the trust of
widows and orphans'! I venture to aay that
you cannot recall auch un instance ! Look
backward, if you pleaso, over the great
frauds of tho past decade 1 Were they
committed by members of our brotherhood?
Not ono of Ihem."
And the lady was so impressed with bis
statement thatsheforgot Lo watch htm closely as bo passed the oh'cken houso���an over-
ight which she subsequently regretted.
When any calamity has been suffered tho
first thing to be remembered is, how much
has been usenpod.
Two Tears of tbe Host Intense Suffering.
Mrs. John W. Cape, er Perl Ntanley, Suffers Prem Malarial Fever Follawed by
risers���Her Friends Despaired mt Ber
Krr.overj*���A Cure Foand After Donors
Declared There Was aa Hope.
From the St. Thomas Journal.
One of the happiest couples in the county of Elgin are Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Cope, who live in the house at the tollgate,
on the London and Port Stauley road. The
cause of their joint happiness is that Mra.
Cope, who for three years past has been a
great sufferer, and whose recovery was not
believed to be possible, haa been completely cured by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale People, after a number of physicians
snd many remedies had failed. The many
reports of tho marvelous cures effected by
'he use of Dr. Williama' Pink Pills in different places are so well authenticated as
to leave no doubt as to the absolute truth
of all that has been claimed for them. If,
however, further proof ia wanted it is
afforded by tbe wonderful, almost miraculous cure of Mrs, Margaret Cope. Hearing
of this remarkahlo case a Journal representative waa detailed to investigate it.
The lady who ia aixty-four years of age,
was found engaged in her home work,
evidently as woll as she had ever been
and as active as many women nob half her
" Yoa, I was completely cured by Dr,
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from tbe fever my limbs began to swell.
They continued to swell for nearly a yoar.
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big penny, broke out on each ankle. A
Tilsonburg physician was called in and attended me for more than three months, but
I grew worse and worse. Those spots stung
and burned and caused me the most intense
pain. He finally told me that nothing could
be done for me aa my ago waa againat me,
and that I could not live long. Then I tried
medicines given me by a Tilsonburg druggist, but to no avail. A year ago last fall
we moved to tho tollgate here. The sores
kept growing more and more painful and
kept getting larger. I tried everything that
anyone recommended, but nothing did me
any good, and everyone who aaw me wai of
the opinion that I could not net better. A
physician, formerly practising at Port
Stanley, was then called in and treated me
tor about four months. He aaid he had
never aeon anything like my case in the
whole course of his practice.and said the sores
were ulcers. At thii time the sores formed a
complete ring around my ankle and up the
leg for about four iuches. Tbe effusion
from the Bores was like water, and three or
four heavy cloths rolled around them would
aoon get wet, aad the water wonld run
down into my slippers. The burning,
stinging aud twitching was sometimes
unbearable and I could not Bleep at night
from the intense pain, and could not keep
the bed clothes on my limbs because of the
burning sensation, The longer the physician
attended me the worse I seemed to become.
Then my son sent for another doctor: He
did not aay what was the matter, but that
I could not be cured. At this time my
husband strongly urged me to take Dr.
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ly discouraged I began taking them in
Nov., 18,(2. After I had taken four
boxes the stinging pains in the aorea began
to atop and the effusion of water ceased. I
continued taking the Pink Pilla until I had
taken twelve boxes, and as you now Bee, I
am entirely cured. I have not taken any
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I went down to Tilsonburg on a visit
recently and my children and old friends
and neighbors cou'd hardly credit that I
waa cured, but it is a joyful fact nevertheless."
Mr. Cope waa present during the interview with hia wife and aaid: " I know that
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A Now Vork special says :���It was definitely learned to-day at the Brooklyn Navy
Yard that the splendid (T) now "cruiser
"Now York," of which this country has
felt so proud, comparing her, greatly to her
advantage, with the " Blake," tho English
cruiser which came hore for the Columbian
Naval Review last year, has a radical defect
in her conatruction. She drawa nearly two
feet more than aho was designed to draw,
and the navy department finds itself in tho
remarkable predicament of having asbipon
ita hands which cannot be taken out of thc
water to be cleaned unless sho is sent to
Europe for the puriose. None of the dry
docks on this side of thn Atlantic have a
depth of more than 2,"-.J feet, except the
Norfolk yard, which bas only 2U. The
"New Vork," when lightened as much as
fioaaible, draw--iwo ilk-he* more than the
alter figure. The defect is very serious, aa
it is a regulation of the department that the
cruisers shall be taken out frequently bo
that by cleaning them often their maximum
speed may be maintained. The new cruiser waa made especially ts be fast. It haa
also been found necessary to remove the
ship's torpedo tubes. Those defects, together with the top heaviness found in tbe
other new cruisers has provoked u great
amount of comment, and some one is likely
to be severely punished.
Ait Extt-inrtfll Exparieuoi,
Writes a well-known chemist, permits me
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in the flesh, and consequently is painless.
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A Graphic Pea Plclare erthe Big Capital
by Hrarl Baehcfarl.
M. Henri Rochefnrt hu lived so long in
London that his opinions on the British
capital would form very interesting reading. The exiled editor, however, has not
yet put his experiences across the Channel into literary shape; but he has recently
contributed to the Revue Illustree an article
on M. Sinet's art work, iu which he incidentally alludes to London lite. " London
ia a city the strange peculiarities of which
it would tie almost impossible to describe
adequately. When, four yeara ago, I fell
like au asrolite into this immense place,
which I had already touched after my
escape from New Caledonia in 1874, a
French refugee who had long lived in England gave me this brief description af the
British capital: "You know Paris well, of
course," he said���1* London is its exact opposite." This odd opinion is, nevertheless,
perfectly accurate. London is Paris upside
down. Tlie cafes there close when ours
begin to open. The houses, which with ub
are often seven stories high, have here two
landings on an average. Tho drivers here
go to the left and ours to the right. It
would seem aa if a whole people had said in
an aside���as tho French do ao and bo, we
muat do tho contrary.
"The Sunday reat, which for tho majority of the English peoplo in a aort of cellular
imprisonment for twenty-four houra by the
clock, gives to this formidable agglomeration ofnunr-anity an aspect which cannot
be conceived, riot a shop opened since
Saturday, when many oloae at 2 p. in. Not
a vehicle in the streets, excopt an occasional
cab rolling along from time to time on these
vast roads, and marking moro emphatically
the solitude which it traverses iu taking a
late traveller to a railway tiUtiun, In this
immensity there aie six millions of inhabitants, fifty Cannebierres, aud 200 Rues de
la Paix. This famous Wlutechapsl, where
Jack the Ripper perpetrated hia deeds, aud
which Is generally supposed to be modelled
on the plan of the Placo Maubert or the
Rue do Veniae, ia at least doublothe width
of our biggest boulevards." M. Rochefort
then alludes to the bustle and tumult of
London during the week days, when streets
are thronged with traffic ; and to the fogs,
when little, save the lights on the cabs,
carriages and carts can ue discerned, and
he leaves hia readers to imagine what effects
a painter can find in such a colossal heap
of objects and colors.
The Nuggar Tank.
One of tho innumerable curious sights of
India is tho Nuggar tank of Kurachi. In
former times, the crocodiles which inhabit
it roamed the neighborhood at their will,
Becking whom they might devour, but bo
great were their depredations that the
authorities were forced to build a wall
round their haunt. This is a swamp,
caused by hot springs, tho medicinal virtues
of which have been kuown from early times,
and are attributed to the sanctity of a
Mohammedan whoae tomb is close by, and
to whom the croccdilea are sacred.
The tank, as it la called, is about 150
yards long by about half that distance in
breadth. In this space one observer
counted over 200 reptilea, from 8 to 15 feet
long, and smaller ones innumerable. They
are ao tame, in a eense, that it ia necessary
to poke them with a stick before they will
Buffaloes are alwaya standing in the
water, and are not attacked, but any other
animal is instantly seized. "The whole
appearance of the place," aaya one writer,
"with ita green, slimy, stagnant water, and
ao many of these huge uncouth monsters'
moving sluggishly about, is disgusting in
the extreme, aud it will long be remembered
by me aa the most loathsome spot I over
beheld."- [Chambered Journal.
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The House of Commons-
Those of our readers who are interested
in political matters will find moat valuable
a list of the members of the Houae of Commons, which has been prepared fcr the
Canadian Almanac for 1894. In it are
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"I presume," he said at length, "there
is little use in attempting to improve the
morning hour by tryiug to show you, Renmark, what a fool you made of yourself ia
the camp ? Your natural diplomacy seemed
to be slightly off the centre."
" I do uot hold diplomatic relations with
thieves and vagabonds."
"They may oe vsgabonda, but so am I,
for that matter. They may also be well-
meaning mistaken men; hut I do not think
they are thieves."
"Whileyou wero talking with the so-
called general, one party came in with several horses that had been stolon from tho
neighboring farmers, nnd another party
Btarted out to get some more,"
" Oh, that isn't aienling, Renmark; that's
requisitioning. You mustn't use Biich reck-
lesa language, I imagine tha second party
has beon successful; for here are three of
them, all mounted,"
The threo horsemen referred to stopped
their steeds at tho aight nf the two men
coming round tho bend of the road, and
awaited their approach. Liko ao ninny of
the others, they wore no uniform, hut two
ol them held revolvers in their hands ready
for action. Tho ono who had no visible revolver moved his hoi so up tho middle of the
road towards the pedestrians, tlio other two
taking positions on eaoh side of tho wagon
" Who are you! Whore do you como
from, aid whore are you going ?" cried tho
foremost liorseinan.as tho two walkers camo
Within tslking-distance.
11 It's all right, commodore," said Yatea,
jauntily," and the top of the morning to
you. We are hungry pedestrian-*. Wo
have just come from the camp, and we nre
going to get something to eat."
" I must have a moro satisfactory au
swered than that."
" Well, here you have it titer " anawer
ed Yatea, pulling out hia folded pass and
handing it up to tlio horseman. Tho man
read it carefully. " You Hnd that all
right, I expect V
" Rightenough to cause your immediate
" But* the genoral said wo wore not to be
molested further. That is in his own hand*
" I presume it ia, and all the worse for
you. Hia handwriting does not run quite
as far as the queen's writ in this country
yet. I arrest you iu tho name of the
queen.���Cover theso men with your revolvers, and shout them down if they mike
any reaiatanc?." So saying, tho rider slipped Irom hia horso,whipped out of liis pocket
a pair of handcuffs joined by a short, stout
steel chain, and, leaving his horse standing,
grasped Renmark's wrist.
" I'm a Canadian," said tho profesaor,
wrenching his wrist awny, " You muatn't
put handcuffs on me."
" You are in very bad company, then.
I am a oonstable of thiB county, and, it you
are what you say, you will not resist
" 1 will go!with you. But you muatn't
handcuff me,"
" Oh I mustn't,!!" And, with a quick
movement indicative of long prtcthe with
resisting criminal**, the constable deftly
slipped on ono of the clasps, which closed
with a sharp click and stuck like a burr.
Renmark became deadly pale, and there
wsb a dangerous glitter in hia eyea. He
drew back liis clinched flat, in spite of the
tact that the cocked revolver wan edging
closer and closer to him and thc '-(instable
held his struggling manacled hand with grim
" Hold on!" criod Yatea, preventing the
professor from striking the representative
of the law. " Don't shoot," he shouted to
the min on horseback: "it is all a littio
mistake, that will be quickly put right.
You are three armed and mounted men,and
we are only two unarmed and on foot. Thero
Is no need of any revolver practice.���Now,
Renmark, you are more of a rebel at the
present moment than O'Neill. He owos no
allegiance, nnd you do. Havo you no respect for the forms of law and ordor - You
are an anarchist at heart, for all your professions. You would sing ' God Save the
Queen 1' in thc wrong place awhile ago, bo
now be satisfied that you have got her, or,
rather, that Bhe has got you.���Now, constable, do you want to hitch the other end
of that arrangement on my wrist ? or have
you another pair for my own special uae J"
" I'll take your wrist, if you pleaBe."
" All right: hero you ore." Yates drew
back hia coat-sleeve and presented his wrist.
The dangling cuff waa speedily clamped
upon U. The constable mounted tho patient
horse that stood waning for him, watching
him the while with intelligent eye. The
two prisoners handcuffed together took tho
middle of tho road, with a horseman on
eaoh side of them, the constable bringing
up the rear, and thus they marched on, the
profesaor gloomy from themdignity put upon
them, and the newspaper man as joyous aa
the now thoroughly awakened birds. The
soouts concluded to go no farther towards
the enemy, but to return to the Canadian
forces with their prisoners. They marched
down the rosd, all silent except Yatea, who
enlivened the morning air with tho singing
of "John Brown."
11 Keop quiet," aaid the constable, curtly,
" All right, I will. But look hore : we
shall pass shortly the houso of a friend.
We want to go and get something to eat."
" You will get nothing to eat until I
deliver you up to the officers of the volunteers."
" And where, may I aak, aro thoy ?"
��- You may ask, but I will not answer."
'- Now, Renmark," said Yates to his companion, ������ the tough part of thia episode ia
that we shall have to pass Bartlett a house
and feast merely on the remembrance of the
good things which Mrs. Bartlett is always
glad to bestow on tho wayfarer. I call that
refined cruelty. It is adding insult to injury."
As they neared the Barilett homestead
they caught sight of Miss Kitty on the
veranda, shading her cyoa from tho rising
sun and gazing earnestly ut tho approaching squad, As aoon as sho recognised tho
Sroup she disappeared with n cry into the
oujo. Presently thoro camo out Mrs,
Bartlett, followed by her son and mure
slowly by the ohl man himself.
They all camo down to tho gate and
"Hellc, Mrs. Bartlett," cried Yatos
cheerily. "You soo the professor hns got
his dosorts at last ; and I, being in bad
company, share his fate, liko the good dog
"What's all this aliout?" criod Mrs.
The constable, who know both the farmer
and his wife, nodded familiarly to them.
*��� They're Fenian prisoners," he said.
"Nonsense I" cried Mrs. Bxrtlctt,���the old
man, aa usual keeping his mouth grimly shut
when Iniwife was present to dotfie talking j " they're nut Fenians. They've beon
camping on our farm for a woek or more."
"Th it may bo," said tho constable, firmly. " But I have the best of evidence
agaiiiBt them, and if I'm not very much
mistaken they'll hang for it."   *
Miss Kitty who had beon partly visible
through the door, gave a cry of nnguish al
this remark nntl disappeared nguin.
"We have just escaped being hanged by
tho Fenians themsolvcB, Mrs. Bartlett, and
1 hope l he same falo awaits ua at the hands
of the Canadians."
" WI at! hanging V
"No, no j juat es'-aping. Not that I ob-
jest to being hangod ; 1 hope 1 am not Bi)
pernlokety na all that; but, Mrs. Bartlett,
you will sympathize with mo when I tell
you thai i lu- torture I am suffering at this
moment is tho remembrance of the good
things to cat which I have had in yonr
house, I am simply starving to death,
Mra. BirtleU, and thia hard-hearted constable refuses to allow mo io ask you for
Mrs. Bartlett camo out through the gato
to the road in a visible state of indignation.
" Stoliker," she exclaimed," I'm ashamed
of you ! You may hang a man if you like,
but you have no right to starve him,���nome
straight in with me," she said to the prisoners.
Madam," said Stoliker, severely, "you
must not interfere with the course of the
The course of stuff and nonsense!" cried
the angry woman. " Do you think I am
afraid of you, Sam Stoliker? Haven't I
chaied you out of this very orchard when
you wero a boy trying to ateal my apples?
Ves, and boxed your ears too when I caught
you, and then wus fool enough to fill your
pockets with the beat apples ou the place
after giving you what you deserved. Course
of the law, indeed I I'll box your oars now
if you aay anything more. Oct down off
your horse and have something to eat your
self,    I dare Bay you need it."
"This is what I cat! a rescue," whispered
Yatea to his linked companion.
What ia a stem upholder of tho law to
do whon the interfere!* with justice is a
determined and angry woman acoustomed
to having her own way ? Stoliker looked
helplessly at Hiram as tho supposed head
of the houso, but the old man merely shrug*
ged hla shoulders, as much aa to aay, "You
sen how it Is yourself,   I am helpless."
Mrs. Bartlett marched her prlionon
through the gate and up to the houso.
"All I ask of you now," said Yates, "Ib
that you will give Renmark and me seats
together at the table. Wo oannot bear to ho
separated even for an instant."
Having delivered her prisoners to the
custody of her daughter, at the bsiiic time
admonishing her to get breakfast as quickly as possible, Mrs. Bartlett weut to the
gato again. The constable waa still ou hiB
horse. Hiram had asked him, by way of
treating him to a non-con tro venial subject,
if thia was the colt he had bought from old
Brown oc tho second concession, aud
Stoliker had replied that it was, Hiram
was saying he thought he recognized the
horse by his sire, when Mrs. Bartlett broke
in upon them.
Come Sam," she aaid, "no sulking,
you kuow. Slip off the horse and como in.
How's your mother?"
"She's pretty well, thank you," said
Sain, sheepishly, coming down on his feet
Kitty Bartlett, her gayety gone and her
eyes red, waited on the prisoners, but absolutely refused to serve Sam Stoliker, on
whom sho looked with the utmost contempt,
not taking into account the faot that the
poor young man had been merely doing
his duty, and doing it well,
"Take off theao handcuffs, Sam," said
Mrs, Bartlett, "until they have breakfast
at least"
Stoliker produced a key and unlocked
thn manacles, slipping them into hia pocket.
"Ah! now," aaid Yatea, looking at his
red wrist, " we can breathe easier, and I,
for ono, can eat more."
The profeaaor aaid nothing. The iron
had not only encircled his wrist, but had
entered hia aoul as well. Although Yates
tried to make the early meal as cheerful as
fioBBible, it was rather a gloomy festival, Sto-
iker began to feel, poor man, that the paths
of duty were unpopular. Old Hiram could
be always depended upon to add sombrcneaa
and taciturnity to a wedding-feast, and
tho professor, never the liveliest of companions, sat silent, with clouded brow, and
vexed even the cheerful Mrs. Bartlett by
having evidently no appetite. When the
hurried meal was over, Yates, noticing that
Miss Kitty had left the room, sprang up
and walked towards the kitchen door.
Stoliker was on his feet in an instant, and
made as though to follow him.
'Sit down," said the professor sharply,
speaking for the first time. " He is not
going to escape. Don't be afraid. He has
done nothing, and has no fear of arrest. It
is always the innocent that you stupid officiate arreat. The woods all around you are
full of real Fenians, but you take excellent
care to keep out of their way and give your
attention to molesting perfectly inoffensive
" Good for you professor 1" cried Mrs.
Bartlett, emphatically. " That's the truth,
if ever it waBspokeu. But are there Fenians
in the woods'!"
Hundreds of them. They camo on us in
the tent about threo o'clock this morning,
or at least an advance-guard did,���and,
after talking of shooting us where we
stood, they marched us to the Fenian
camp instead. Yatea got a pasa written
by tho Fenian general, ao that we ahould
not be troubled again. That ia the precious
document whioh thia man thinks is deadly
evidence. He never aaked ub a question,
but clapped the handcuffs on our wrists,
while the other fools held pistols to our
It isn't my place to aak questions," rota-ted Stoliker, doggedly. "You can tell
all this to the colonel or the sheriff, and if
they let you go I'll say nothing againat it."
Meanwhile, Yates had made his way into
the kitchen, taking tho precaution to abut
the door after him. Kitty Bartlett looked
quickly aronnd as the door shut. Beforo
ahe could speak, the young man caught her
by the plump shoulders,���a thing which he
certainly had no right to do,
���'Miss Kitty Bartlett," he said, "you've
been crying."
"" I haven't; and if I had, it is nothing to
"Oh, I'm not bo sure about that. Don't
deny it. For whom were you crying ? Tho
professor ?"
" No, nor for you either, although I suppose you havo conceit enough to thick so."
"Me conceited? Anything but that.
Come now, Kitty, for whom were you crying? I must know."
" Please lot me go Mr. Yates," said Kitty,
with an effort at dignity.
" Dick ia iny name, Kit."
" Well, mine is not Hit."
" You're quite right. Now that you mention it, I will call you Kitty, which is muoh
prettier than the abbreviation."
I did not 'mention It,' Please let mo go,
Nobody basilic right to call me anything,
ut  Miss Bartlett; that is, you haven't
Woll, Kitty, don't you think it is about
time to give somebody the right ? Why
won't you look up at mo, ao that I can toll
for Buro whether I should have accused you
of crying ?   Look up,���Miss Bartlett."
" I'lease lot mo go, Mr. Yates. Mother
will be hore in a minute."
" Mother ia a wise nnd thoughtful woman.
Wo'll risk mothor. Besides, I'm not in the
least afraid of her, and I don't believe you
arc. I think sho is at this moment giving
poor Mr. Stoliker a pieco of hor mind ;
otherwise, I imagine, he would have followed me.    I saw it in hia eye."
" I hate that man Baid Kitty inconsequent! y.
" 1 liko him, becauae he brought me here,
evon if I was handcuffed. Kitty, why don't
you look up at me ? Are you afraid ?" ^
" What ahould I be afraid of '""aaked
Kitty giving him ono swift glanoo from her
pretty bluo eyea, " Not of you, I hope."
" Well, Kitty, I sincerely hope not.
Now, Miss Bartlett, do you know why I
oame ou*i here ?"
"For something more to eat, very likely,"
aaid the girl, mischievously.
"Now, Miss Kitty, that, to a man in cap.
tivity, ia both cruel and unkind. Besides,
I had a firat-rate brenktast, thank you,
No auch motive drew me into the kitchen.
But I will tell you. You ahall havo it frum
my own lips.   That waa tho teason."
Hit suitetl lhe action to the word, nnd
kissed her beforo bIio knew what was about
to happen. At loast Yates, with all his ox-
perlence, thought ho had taken her unawares. Men often mako mistakes in little
maticrs of thia kind, Kitty pushed him
with apporent indignation from tier, but
sho did not sir ko him acro-is the face ns
ahe had done boforo when he mcroly at
tempted what he had now accomplished.
Perhaps this was because she had heen
taken so completely by surprise.
"I shall call my mother," ahe threatened.
"Oh, no, you won't. Besides, she would
not come." Then this frivolous young man
began to sing iu a low voice the flippant
refrain, "Here's to the girl that gets a kiss
and runs and tells her mother," ending
with the wish that she ahould live and die
an old maid and never get another. Kitty
ahould not have amiled, but she did; she
should have rebuked hia levity, but ahe
" It is about the great and disastrous
consequences i f lh ing and dying an old
maid that I want to speak to you. I have
a plan for the prevention ol auch a catastrophe, and I would like to get your approval of it "
Yatea had released the girl, partly because
she had wrenched herself away from bim
and partly because he heard a movement in
the dwing-ro.im and expected tho entrance
ot Stoliker nr Bome of the others. Miss
Kitty stood with her back to the table, her
eyes fixed on a spring flower which she had
unconsciously taken from a vase standing
on the window-ledge. She smoothed the
petals this way and that, and aeemed so interested in botanical investigation that Yates
wondered v, bether sho wns paying attention
to what he won saying or not, What his
plan might havo been can only be guessed ;
tor the fates ordained that they should be
interrupted nt this critical moment by tho
one* person uu earth who could make Yates's
tongue falter,
Tho outer door to the kitchen burst open,
and Margaret Howard Blood on the threshold, her lovely face atlame with indignation, and her dark hair down over hur
shoulders, forming a picture of loveliness
that fairly took Yates's breath away. She
did not notice him.
"Oh, Kitty," ahe cried," thoso wretches
have stolen all our horses ! Is your father
" What wretches'.'" asked Kitty, ignoring
the question, and atartled by tho sudden
advent of her friend.
The Fenians. Thoy have taken all
tha horaea that wore in the fields, and your
horses aa well. So I ran over to toll
" Have they taken your own horae,
No. 1 alwaya koep Gypsy in the stable.
The thieves did not come near tho house.
Oh, Mr. Yates !���I did not see you." And
Margaret's hand, with the u neon scions
vanity of a woman, sought her dishevelled
hair, which Yatea thought too becoming
ever to be put in order again.
Margaret reddened ss she realized from
Kitty's evident embarrassment thataho had
impulsively broken in upon a conference of
I must tell your father about it," ahe
aaid, hurriedly, and before Yates could
open the door she had done ao for herself.
Again she was taken aback to aee ao many
sitting round the table.
There was a moment's silence botween
the two in the kitchen, but tho spell waa
broken. >
"I���I don't suppose there will be any
trouble about getting back the horses,"
aaid Yatea, hesitatingly. "If you lose them
the government will have to pay,"
I presume so," answered Kitty, coldly;
then, " Excuse me, JVir. Yatea: I mustn't
stay here any longer," So saying, she followed Margaret inio the olher room.
Yatea drew a long breath of relief. All
hia old difficulties of preference had arisen
when the outer door burst open. He felt
that he had had a narrow escape, and began to wonder if he had really committed
himself. Then the fearawept over him that
Margaret might have noticed her friend's
evident confusion and surmised its cause,
He wondeied whether thia would help bim
or hurt him with Margaret if he finally
made up hia mind to favor her with his
serious attentions. Still, he reflected that,
after all, they wero both country-girls
and would no doubt be only too eager to
accept a chance to live in New York, Thua
his mind gradually resumed its normal
state of self-confidence, and he argued that
whatever Margaret's suspi-nona wore, tbey
oould not but mako him more precious in
her eyos. He knew of instances where the
very danger of losing a man had turned a
woman's wavering mind entirely in the
man's favor. When he had reached this
point, the door from the dining-room
opened, and Stoliker appeared.
" We  are waiting "for  you,"  said the
"All right.   I am ready."
As he entered the room ho aaw   the two
girls standing together talking earnestly,
"I wish I waa a constable for twenty-four
hours," oried Mrs, Bartlett. "I would bo
hnntiug horse-thieves, instead of hand culling
innocent men."
"Come along," aaid the impassive Stoliker, taking thc handcuffs from his pocket.
" If you three men," continued Mra,
Bartlett, "cannot take those two to camp,
or to jail, or anywhere else, without handcuffing them, I'll go along with you myself
and protect you and Bee that they don't
escape. You ought tu be ashamed of yourself, Sam Stolikor.if you have any manhood
about you,���which I doubt."
"I muat do my duty,"
Tho profeaaor rose from hia chair. "Mr.
Stoliker," ho said, witb determination,
"my friend and myself will go with you
quietly. We will make no attempt to
esoapo, as we have done nothing to make ua
fear investigation. But I give you fair
warning that if you attempt to put a handcuff ou tny wrist again I will smash you."
A cry of terror from one of the girls at the
prospect of a fight caused the profesaor to
realize whero he waa. He turned to them,
and said, in a contrite vsioe,���
'On 11 forgot you were here. I sincerely
beg your pardon."
Margaret, with blazing eyes, oried,���
"D. n't beg my pardon,but���smash him."
Then  a consciousness of what aho had
said overca.no her, and the excited girl hid
her blushing faoe on her friend's shoulder,
while  Kitty lovingly stroked   her  dark
tangled hair.
Renmark took a step towards them, and
stopped. Yatea, with his usual quickness,
oame to the rescue, and his cheery voice
relieved tho tension of the situation:
'Como, oome, Stoliker, don't bo an idiot.
I do not object in tho least to the hand*
cuffs ; aud if you aro dying to handcuff
somebody, handcuff mo. It hasn't struck
your luminous mind that you have not
the first tittle of evidence againat my
friond, and that even if 1 wore the greatest
ximinal in America the fact nf his being
with me Is no crime, Tho truth i*, Stoliker,
that I wouldn't he in your shoes for a good
many dollars. You talk a great deal about
doing your duty, but you have exceeded it
in the case of the professor. I hopo you
have no property ; for thu professor cau, if
he HkcB, mako you pay sweetly for putting
tho handcuffs on him without a warrant or
evon without one jot of evidence.���What
is tho penalty for false arreat, Hiram ?" continued Yatea, suddenly appealing to the
old man. " I think it is a thousand dollars.''
Hiram said gloomily that he didn't know.
Stoliker was hit on a tender spot, for he
owned a farm.
"Better apologize to tho professor and
let us get along.��� Good-by- all,���Mrs.
Bartlett, that breakfast wns the very best
1 ever tasted."
The good woman amilod and shook hands
with bim.
"(Jood-by, Mr. Yates; and I hopo you
will goon como back to have unotlier."
Stolikor slipped tlio handcuffs into Ida
pocket again, and mounted hia horse. Tho
girls from tho veranda watched lho procession move up tho dusty mad. They
were silent, nnd had even forgotten the
exciting event of the stealing of the horses.
A Dressmaker's Dilemma
(Founded Upon Fact.)
I'm but a simple dressmaker in quite a humble
Who tries to do her duty and would never disobey
A plain commandment given In tho Scriptures
unto men.
For I rend my Bible every night from halt-past
nine to ten.
Now Uncle Jim who preaches In the chapel
over there.
And knows hN Bible backwards (though I've
also heard him swear).
Camo in to mo the other night nnd solemnly
sat down.
And aaid: "Marin, lot me sec your la "t uniln-
' died gown."
I kr.v w he hated fashions, but I humbly brought
the dress;
lie took the mIoovos, examined thom, nnd cried
in triumph: "Ye**,
1 feared iih much; your stylo in gowns has gono
from bad to worse.
UntU at laat you've brought yourself beneath
tho prophet's curse!"
I looked in blank umnzemont atmv uncle ; was
he inndf
VV hat could bo Hnd so awful In a simple shoulder-pad '
This year, since fashion willed that Indie*
shoulders should bo high.
Wo bad to pad thu dro-wos - Paris was to blame,
nut I.
Ilo took my Bible from tho shelf before my
wondering oyes,
And found lho itiirtotmth chnplor of Eseklol's
And " Komi," said ho. "the eighteenth verso,
'Thus suit b tho Lord Ond: Woo
To th' women that cow pillows to nil arm-
bolcsl'     .....   Isltflol"
The words woro thoro as clear as day.   " And
now,'' said Uncle Jim,
"Just choose between tho prophet's curse and
fa-hloiM latest whim:
"N* you BHklot had In mind, to you tho Lord
-with' Wool'
If in your drosse-* from this thus another pad
you sew."
Thus Haying ho departed, nnd 1 turned lho
matter o'er,
And after half an hour foil nowlsorthan before ;
At last I thoticht I'd Ventura forth to cone my
troubled mind,
And nsk our learned Rector, who Is always
very kind.
I found bim In his study, nnd in listing to my
1 thought ho laughed a littio, though I could
not sec his face.
And thon be opened certain books, and certain
foot-notos rood.
** Tbo authorised translation is not quite correct," he said.
The word translated ' nrmhole?' should bo
' elbows,' or Indeed,
As sonic would havo It, 'flngor-jolnt-i-tha
books nro not agreed.
Tho ' pillows,' as it seems, woro charms, or else
woro mndo to ease
The women's ulbows an thoy prayed- liko cushions for tho knees.
In any case, you need not fear; tho prophet
does not dream
Of ninetoonth-contury fashions, howso'er gro-
le-ipio 'hey seem.
in glad vou came to seo mo, nnd your undo, I
For exegoriis quite deserves a Professorial
11hnnk'd tho learned Rector, for ho'd set me
moro at rest;
But now thc fashion's changing, and perhaps
it's for tbo best.
For though I seo tho prophet never thought of
modern fads,
I nover feel quite happy sowing In thoso
shoulder pads.
About the House-
ot sunshine will remove scorch.
Nothing taxea the housekeeper's purao
more heavily than the butcher's bill,
A housekeeper   suggests  that  a  little
faint will do a great deal towards making
ife worth living.
A pinch of aoda added to aour fruit will
take away much of the tartness and make
much less sugar necessary for sweetening.
Those hygienic housewives who dislike
upholstered furniture aud have a fondness
for rattan and portable cushions are turning their attention to corduroy aa a winter
covering for cuahions. It is fairly inexpensive, haa the wearing qualities of sheet
iron and comes in all colors.
Anybody who cooks, and knowa how
utensils must be handled, would see nt
once that the skillets and pans amall enough
to be held by the left hand when being
emptied of food, ought to havo mouths on
the opposite aide from that whero most
makers put them.
The careless habit which some houso
keepers have of storing away tho grocery
packages in the brown paper in which they
come is certainly to be condemned. They
ahould be emptied into their proper box
ua soon as they come into the houae, not
only for tho sake of order, but to keop
them in good condition.
Dining Boom Notes-
Sugar, milk and cream should alwaya bo
passed to guoats.
Boiled ham and tongue Bhould be sliced
as thin as tho knife blade.
Cut all cold moats and old bread very
thin.   Trim thu slices to make thom  neat.
A soup plate should always contain  less
than the capacity of the bowl; the limit is
half an inch below the brim.
The round table is always prettier and
more convenient than the square ono and
lends itself moro easily to decoration.
When boiled egga are served the shell is
not picked off, much Iubs is the egg turned
out into a glass or cup. The ton is cut by
a blow from n Bharp knifo, and when ono
has done eating the shell Ib reversed in the
egg oup bo that it may not offend by its untidy appearance.
" Tommy," said his teacher, ou tho lirst
day of school, " have yoa forgotten all you
know?" -' Well," replied Tommy doubtfully, " I don't exactly know all l'vo forgot-
For the Toilot-
Glycerine and lemon juice softens and
whitens the skin. Mixed in equal proportions it ia an excellent remedy for chapped
Pumice stone is ono of the boat thinga to
uao in removing stains of any kind from the
Continual bathing of the faoe in hot
water���not warm���at night will tend to
remove wrinkles, and will eradicate black
A dry ahampoo is a good substitute for
a thorough cleaning of the scalp when tho
latter is not convenient. To take one, firat
comb the hair well to get it free of tangloa,
to distribute tho dust it may hold und also
to excite tho scalp. Thon pour into the
hair an ounce of diluted alcohol or two
ounces of .bay rum, or auy convenient toilot
water ; uao the lingers to circulate it and
then brush tho scalp until it is dry and the
hair until it ia glossy. This can be done iu
five minutes, and while not thorough, it ia
tidy apology for cleanlinea.
What Oar Ohildren Bead-
A few months ago, in a neighboring city,
a boy was convicted of murdor, of a murder
the more appalling that there aeemed to bo
no audi motive for ita perpetration aa would
bo likely to influence even a depraved mind.
In the course of tho trial it camo out that
tho boy had been, aa one may aay, living
upon theae miserable half-dime novels with
whicli a certain part of the market is Hooded. These had been his only mental food,
ond with theso ho had apparently gorged
himself to an extent that would have been
ruinous to a far stronger mental digeRlive
npparatua than such a boy as he could ho
expected to possess.
Few parentB realize tho character nf this
class of literature or know bow persistently it iB thrust upon tbo notice of-thu young.
Not content) with exposing it upon news-
stands in elevated railway stations and on
tlie sidewalks, methods aro used to force it
upon tho -ittciiiionof theyoutig.methodsto
which the efforts of tract distributors nre
weak indeed. Handbills and broadsides
aro distributed by the quantity from houso
to house in the more thickly populated districts. Theso handbills contains a portion of the most thrilling chapter of
ono of these novels, with a notice at
the bottom tolling  whore the wholo   book
may be bought for five cents. A well-known
missionary in New York says that she has
gathered up by the armful, in the hallways
of tenementa, this propaganda literature, if
it may be so called���these handbills and
broadsides, of which the deliberate purpose
is to poiaion tho moral life of the young
people into whose hands it may fall. These
sheets are eagerly read by the children of
tenements, their contents are revolved over
.*nd over in the mind until the money ia
obtained���no difficult matter in the lavish
life of our cities- for the purchase of the
books of which they are a specimen. The
books are read over and over, passed from
hand to hand, exchanged among the children of the public schools, and thus find a
reading by children of the more carefully
nurtured class, children whose parents
fondly suppose that their reading ia only of
tho vesy best.
The harm that this literature does ia beyond calculation. Not always, of course,
does it make itself no signally manifest ua
iu the case of young Pale,the boy murderer,
lho springs of hundreds of children's
minds am poisoned by thom iu such a way
as to sap moral purpose, to weaken the
power of the will,and to lei down the whole
nature to a lower plane, The danger to tho
manhood and womanhood of the noxt generation is by no menus to be underestimated. This tiro, because it burrows underground
is not thu leas destructive.
The only way of fighting fire Is with fire
���we must drive out bad literature with
good. And the good muat also bo auoh as
lho ohildren wilt read. Abovo all,we should
look well to the waya of our own houae.
holds, and make sure that ourown ohildren
aro not being poisoned by thia pernicious
stuff. The only safeguard ia suoh a habit of
perfeot confidence between parents and
children that no book will lie read in so-
crot, nor any subject allowed in the child's
mind that is not shared with ita parents.���
American M esaeuger.
Tried Reoaipts
Sponge Cake.���One and a half cupfuls
sugar ; the same of flour ; 3 eggs ; \ cupful
boiling water ; '2 scant teaspoonfuls baking-
powder ; -.' teaaponnfula lomon extract.
Beat whitiM and yolks of eggs separately
until light, then put together and beat
again. Sift in the sugar a little at a time
and add the flavoring and the Hour, with
the baking powder well sifted through the
latter. Beat alt woll together, add the hot
water last.   Bake in well buttered tin.
Celery Sauce.���Cut the celery flue and
put in a sauce pan with just enough water
to stew it without burning. When cookad
aoft���about an hour���add the following
mixture i To 1 pint of milk add 2 table*
spoonfuls flour and $ cup butter. Work
this amooth,'add salt and pepper, stir into
the celery and boil a few tninutea, stirring
all the time.
Piccalilli.���Slice 1 peck green tomatoes
and lay them in salt and water ovor night
In tbe morning drain them well and chop
with them 3 large heads of cabbage, 2 large
onions and a dozen small green peppers ;
cover with vinegar and cook until tender,
then drain through a colander and add to
it A pint of grated horseradish, 1 tablespoonful allspice, cloves and a little mustard. Melt 1 pint of sugar to a syrup and
add to it sufficient vinegar to cover the
wholo. Turn on while hot Stir until thoroughly mixed. Put iuto a jar acd covet
Lima Beans.���Soak dried Lima beans in
water until they swell to their natural
size. Pour tho water from them and put
them i'i your saucepan with aa small a
quantity of boiliug water as you can aupply
without fear of their burning. Let them
simmer slowly for about three-quarters of
an hour, then remove the lid and let the
water boil away from them, watching closely to see that they do not bum. Add
butter, salt and pepper aud a little aweet
cream, nnd Bend to the table very hot.
Dried Lima beans prepared carefully in
thia way arc almost equal to fresh ones.
Buckwheat Cakes.���I will give my buck-
wheat cake receipt early so that it will be
iu ample time for the oomfntr season. Take
one quart of buckwheat Hour, one-half cupful of yeast, ouo tablespoonful of salt,
warm water enough to mako a batter, not
too thick. Beat it we'd with a large spoon
and set it to a rise about eight houra. Heat
the griddle and rub it hard with a coarse
cloth, then have a piecu of pork about four
inches square on a fork ; rub the griddle
with it, and while hot turn the battor on
iu small cakes. If you find that tho hatter
has aourcd, dissolve a tcaspuonful of eoda
iu warm water nnd stir in. Some people
add tu tho batter a email tablespoonful of
molasses or syrup to mako them brown
better, but if ibe griddle ia right and kept
Bcrupulously clean, this ia not a necessary
Turnips Cooked With Broth.���Thia ia
an id to bo a Gorman method of cooking
turnips. I havo tried and found it very
nice. For eight largo turnips take three
tiblespoonfula of buttcr.two tableapoonfula
of flour, a teacupful of broth or atock, and
pepper and salt to taste. Heal tho buttor
in a atewpan, add the pared turnips, cut
into email pieces and season with popper
and salt. After tossing them a little over
thofire.add the broth and cook slowly until
the turnips are tender. Then stir in the
flour made smooth with aome of the butter,
Whon it has scalded up well, serve. Boiled
mutton ia suitable to serve with the turnips,
and may be cooked with thom in their
midst. As littio liquid ia used, tho meat
will become as tender as if steamed.
Lomon Pie.���Hore Ib my lemon pfe. It
haa been pronounced good and I think it
worthy to be presented here: Grate the
rind of a large juicy lemon. Cut up the
pulp, Bqueeze it through a cloth, and mix
with tho rind. Mix a tablespoon of corn
starch with enough cold water to make it
smooth. Stir it into a cupful of boiling
water in a saucepan and aet it on the stove.
When it boila, add a piece of butter the
size of an egg and a teaspoonful of sugar
mixed well together. Stir in the lemon
i led and juice j then whnn the mixture ia
cold enough ao that it will not cook the
egga, add tlie yolks of two. Have the pfe
dish lined with paste and pour the mixture
in it. Bake liko a custard pie until it ia
thick, but do not allow It to whey. Beat
thc whites of the egga to a stiff front with
a heaping tablespoonful of augar, and
spread over tho plo as soon aa it ia removed
from tho oven : then return tho pie to tho
oven until the frosting ia stiffened.
Kugu-i Coin nils stun VenkaillS��� A Nunirfal
Firm That Did a Big Banlneu Wilh
Ontario nnd Quebec Farmers.
Where is Mr. Simpson, who is Mr. Shaw,
when are we going to get our money 1
These are queries that over a score of
farmers who have entrusted goods to the
gentlemen bearing the above names would
like somebody to answer. " Shaw and
Simpson, produce merchants," ia painted
in big black letters on the windows of No.
102 Foundling atreet, Montreal, but neither
Mr. Shaw nor Mr. Simpson =an be found
inaide. The door ia locked, and inaide ia
only "a beggarly array," of barrels and
boxes, which mayor may not contain goods.
November 1 ;here was a gathering of angry
farmers around the store demanding their
money, but they were informed that Mr.
Simpson was not in. Ab for Mr. Shaw no
mortal in Montieal has not yet act eyes on
that elusive gentleman, There ia u story
of ways that are dart: mid tricks that are
not vain in the history of thc short mercantile career of Messrs. Shaw & Simp*-oii.
About a month ago a Mr. Simpaon, who ia
an ordinary looking young man, came tu
Montreal and put up at tho St, Lawrence
Hall. He engaged an ollico at 102 Foundling atreet, and immediately installed aa
manager Mr. Chaa, Hamilton, Mr. Hamilton is not unknown to Montreal, in fact
the police records toll hiB atory. Hu wu
formerly the manager ot Mr. William Allan
Shepard'e bogus employment agency, and
had been but recently released from gaol
wber-j he had served a six months' term for
Ida connection with that swindling concern.
The firm of Shaw & Simpson was regularly
registered, and, under the skillful guidance
of Mr. Hamilton, started into businesa. The
first thing the firm did was to advertise
largely in lhe country papers, soliciting
consignments of produce from the farmers.
The firm undertook to do the business for
'-'4 percent, commission. Circulars were also
sent out broadcast over the country, in fact
two lady typewriters were kept steadily
employed in writing and addressing theao
circulars. Agents were also appointed in
Quebec and Ontario, the firm having aome
21 agents in all, moat of those reputable
storekeepers, who were chosen for the influence they were supposed to hnve in getting consignments from the farmers. Moat
liberal terms were offered theao agents.
While offering the farmers to do their business at 2J per cent Messrs. Shaw fi Simpson actually agreed to pay the agents 5 per
cent, on all businesa, ��2 tor every new customer, and in some instances even salaries
of from $25 to $50 per month. To still further inspire confidence it was aaid that the
Mr. Shaw of the firm was a well known and
respected member of the produce exchange
in the city. It was easy to do this. Mr.
Shaw himaolf was never Been. When auy
curious customer asked
���'WHERE tS Ha. SHAW!"
he was told that Mr. Shaw was on his way
out from the Old Country. Mr. Shaw is
stitl on hia way out from the Old Country,
that is, if there ia a Mr. Shaw at all.
The effect of the firm's busineas methods
aoon became apparent The agents, delighted at securing the business of suoh a
liberal firm, sent in all the produce they
could procure and stuff actually poured into
the firm. Butter, cheese, hogs, t-eans,peaa,
hay, dead, and live poultry, honey, apples,
onions, hide*, potatoes, in fact every class
of produce was shipped to Messrs. Shaw and
Simpaon. Farmers deserted reputable city
firms with whom they had been dealing for
years to go over to the newcomers. Carloads of stuff arrived for them daily.   They
Details of the Gap tare of Bulawayo*
The Bailie Was a Hal E��*i��k<* meat-Oat**
Thousand ar LitIx-ngiila's Warrlers
killed -TheMalabclea Made Ihe Attack
-Haver Caased by Ihe Maxim Umms.
A special despatch from Johannesburg to
The Pall Mall Gazette says that the Fort
Tati column, consisting o7300 Bechuanaland
police aud a number of Ch ef Khama's men,
under command of Commander Raafe, cap*
tured Buluwayo on November 2, the day
after the column had repulsed an attack
made upon it by the Matabelea under com*
mand of Gomho, Lobengula'a son-in-law,
duriiu? which engagement Qombo is report-
to have been killed. The Matabeles fought
with desperate fury, but they found it im-
possible to stand up against, the machine
guns which laid tbe dead in swaths upon
tbe field. It was not until 2,000 of the
Matabelea were killed that the remaining
number of the impi retreated and allowed
their King's capital to fall into the hands
of the British. Thia ia the severest blow
yet dealt to the Matabeles, and it ia believed
Lobengula will now treat for peace. The
British loaa waa five men killed. Many of
the horaea ofthe troupers were shot beneath
their rulers. After Buluwayo waa captured the place was aet on fire and burned to
the ground. The magazine, containing the
greater part of Lobengula'a ammunition,
waa blown up.
It ia reported aome ofthe Matabeles indiums or commanders, committed suicide
after tho figlit at Shanganani,being impelled
thereto by the cowardice shown by their
meu during the attack on the British laager.
The chiefs along the route to Buluwayo sent
preaenta of cattle and mealies to Dr. Jams*
son, ndminiatrator of the British South
Africa Company, who, with the Victoria and
Salisbury columns waa marching upon Lob*
engula'skraal when tho Tati column cap-
lured it. Two powerful chiefs beyond the
border have joined Chief Khama in aiding
the forces of the chartered company.
Despatches from Dr. Jameson have been
received at Fort Victoria. They confirm the
report that Buluwayo, Lobengula'a capital,
waa captured by the force* of the chartered
company. The columns which took the town
were commanded by Dr.Jameaon and Major
Forbes. They had several skirmishes with
the Matabeles before the critics! battle.
When about 10 miles from Buluwayo on
November 1 they wero harassed constantly
by Lobengula'a warriors. Several attempts
were made to surround the columns, At
noon Dr. Jameson and Major Forbes decided to give battle.and formed their troops in
a laager. The Matabeles, 7,000 strong, accepted the challenge. They attacked furious*
ly but were held a safe distance by the
Maxim guns. The fight lasted an bour,aurlng
which the Matabelea kept up a steady bat
ineffective rifle fire. They fled in disorder.
Mounted men were sent in persuit, but soon
were recalled, as they were unable to do
much execution. The Matabeles left 1,000
dead and wounded on the field. The forces
of the chartered company loat three killed
and seven wounded, all by rifle shots. During the some afternoon the columns advanced same distance towards Bulnwayo,
and then went into laager. The night passed
quietly. Early in the morring of November 2 the column1* resumed tho advance with
great caution, but no Matabelea appeared.
Buluwayo waa found empty, but for a few
old people and the white traders Fair bairn
and Usher, who were supposed to have been
killed by the Matabelea. The traders said
they had been well treated.   Buluwayo had
were doing a Dig ousiuess. winy mm ut-uii wun utmieu.     nuiuwayouau
They commenced to paralyze tho  trade , -^ aba)uioned a week boforfli afU)r {&&.
here.    Suoh prices wero never seen before. [     .   ,iad Mt firo to thfl hnlB and exphdtd
Everything went, no reasonable or unreaa- ; thfl ma���azillB( which contained 80,000 cart-
onable offer   refused,  appeared to be the r[(J ���    md 2m da flf powdw<    The
mottoes on which the firm did business. K(     -|ail bean disheartened by tbe defeat
Shaw and Simpaon got their goodson trust o, ^ Wftrrior8 at i���diamM rmoantato, but
aud aold for cash, for anything they could niamea il)aUted upon another encounter.
get.    Apples worth $.1 a barrel were sacri jjr>  jftmM(m does not expect muoh more
flood at $2; turkeya whose market value flghtl|Ifft    Ho haa organiMtl a flying column
waa8i conta per pound, were aold at i witll Mr.yClouB, and will puraue the fugitive
coutaj egga eold fur 15 cents when the mar- Rj        Supplies are being hurried to Bulu-
ket price waa 17 cenui honey went 2 and.I way0 for the p0mpany��s forces encamped
ceuts per pound below Its real value.    Une t||ere< r r
instance of thia may be given. They purchased in tho country a lot of 45 boxes of **���
cheese at tljj cents laid down here, and sold
too well-known dealer in Montreal at 10:f
cents. Somo of the produce merchants
were shrewd enough to take advantage of the
An Unstable Boundary Line.
'You have   heard of smuggling, I pre-
aume,"   remarked a   guest   at one   of the
low figures at whioh theae gooda were going Cleveland hotels the other day.    "Well,"
and  purchased  tho   produce as   faat as he  continued,   "I   ran againat tho  most
Messrs.   Shaw and   Simpson   otic-red   it, miipeudous Bcheme in that line last Bummer
while they looked at each othor and asked t 0V(,r heard uf.    You are   doubtless aware
how long it waa likely to last. that ordinary every day smugglers are con-
A Bhort time ago aomobody who happen- tunt t(J transport thoir gooda over the line
ed to know Hamilton called the attention (rom OI10 country to  another,   the  object
of Mr. Simpson to the fact that he was a being, of courao to  evade the   payment of
gaol bird.   After that Hamilton disappear- t-ie unstoms duties. The people with whom
ed, and Simpaon claimed that ho had diB- \ (.ame  ;��� contact  were superior  to suoh
charged him, while another manager was common methods, which might do for low
brought in. \ piratea and outlawed brigands, but not for
While all this waa going on aomo of the a live, wideawake Yankee, and especially a
farmers and agents, who bad sent in prod- j Canadian Yankee.   They didn't move the
uco, dropped into tho atore and oaken  for gooda.   They moved the line,
their money.    There waa none thero for      "Up  in the   furthest easterly part of
them but they aaw instead patted on the Maine then; comes a place  where Maine
wall a nottco to the effect that bills wero atopa and New Brunswick begins.    That is
payable only on the firat of every mouth, alao where the Canadian Yankees spoken of
On the first of November there were a num-  have   their  homes.   They  aro   naturally
ber of farmers in H'ven to 'arming, aome of these people, and
I even if Mclvinley did put a duty on grain.
DRMANDItm THEIR MOSEY I ^^ ft|ld other thJnglJ(  -j .fido't make
but thoy wero informed that Mr. Simpaon any  difference with  some of the sturdy
waa out of the city.   Mr. Simpaon, in fact, yeomen who live alongaide the line.   The
left town on Saturday, stating that lie would publication of the news of the paaaage of
be back on Monday.   Ho haa not yot put the tariff bill didn't cause them a moment's
in appearance aud when a reporter called at uneaaineaa.    lhey aimply went on raising
the place of businesa the other morning it
was looked up. A consignment of 120 boxes
of cheese that camo to the firm waa^ aont
back to the shippers by tho Grand Trunk
Railway. There are to-day eight cars ou
the  track  for  the   firm contaiuing hay,
Jieos and beans. It is Baid that the firm ia
n debt to the farmers fully $7000, and
some of the vietima will attempt to hold
the agents responsible.
Gold From the North-West*
A late deapitoh from Montreal aaya :���
Mincrala are plentiful in the North-
West, and thia waa verified thia morning
by the visit of a miner, Mr. A. A. Me Uae,
from Edmonton. Hu is In tho city at present and he carried with him sovoral beautiful nuggots of flno gold, worth at least
��500, which he found in thc Saskatchewan
River, twslve milos above Edmonton.
Messrs. U. Bnillio & Sons, jewellers, of
Fortification lane, melted these nuggets
thia morning, and thoy aay that rarely in
thia city has ao much been melted at once.
It has a beautiful yellow color and not ao
brittle aa aome of the gold found in other
parts of the world. It rcacmblea very
much our Nova .Scotia gnld, and it ia 24
carats tine, hotter thau that of tbe Mint,
which is only 2*2 carats flue. Mining is
carried on up the Saskatchewan River
about forly miles, and a company will uoliO
miles further, The Mackenzie and Peace
rivers 1 uvo not yot been explored for geld,
The miners generally soparato tho gold
from the sand and put into nugf-cta with
quicksilver. Then it is submitted to the
action of fire, nnd the quieki.ilvor evaporates. Mr. M'jRaa had about two pounds of
It, which ho found only aftor a few weeks'
work.    It is valued at about 820 an 0UQC0,
Silver is also found in the mountains, and
coal is veiy cheap, coating ou delivery only
*?'_'.���_'."��� a ton.
Diamonds aro said to be in bad form in
the morning, Still wo have known a chap
wilh fivo diamonds to be envied by every
one else at the tabic quite early in tho
Our Blessed Northwest.
An article of consuming interest to
Canadians is that entitled --Possibilities
of thu Great Northweit," by S. A. Thompson, of Duluth, in the November Review
of Roviews.
Mr. Thompson points out the vast grain-
growing possibilities of tha Canadian
Northwest and is not by any moans at a
loaa to account for the phenomenon.
Latitude has something to do with climate,
ho says, but not everything. Altitude ia
at luaat as important. Tho Western States
are at a far greater altitude than arc the
provinces of the Canadian Northwest. TllO
Union Pacific crosses tho Rooky Mountains
at a height of 8,000 feet and with an average elevation of 5,ll00 feet eastward from
the Rockies. It iB higher for 1,:)00 milea
of ita course than any point botwoon Atlantic and Pacific on a aurveyed route through
tho Peace Rivor country.
The Canadian Pacific on tho other hand
crosses on tho south branch of the Soskat-
ohewan at an altitude of ;t,000 feet and in
the Athabasca District the laud ia but
2,000 feet above the sea. It gels lower and
lower aa districts further north aro reached
until the Mackenzie River ia but 1100 foet
above the Arctic Ocean.
The difference in tho altitude of the continental plain in Wyoming and in the valley of tbe Mackenzie River ia equivalent
in ita clinmtic eflect to l.'i degreca ot latitude.
The conclusion la not hard to draw from
this, Tho Canadian Northwest ia particti
Inrly blessed. Tho length of the daya in
tho more northern dialrieta ia another factor, thoro being a difference of two hours
in favor of tho Peaco River District us compared witb Iowa and Nebraska, To this
ia partly duo tbo wonderful rapidity with
which vegetation advanoos.
Little drops of water
And little oysters, loo.
Will booh bo joined together
To make tho church fair stow.
This ia the kind of weather
People call the early fall,
And tho overcoat ia miaaing
You left hanging in tho hall.
their Canadian wheat and their Canadian
oata. At the aame time they kept their eyea
on the boundary line��� whatjtheycouldIseeof
it Tho visible portion of this remarkable
boundary consisted of upright iron post,
aet at intervals of one mile through the
land. Not being clinched on the other
aide of the earth, theae posts are responsive
to influences placed on thom on the Canadian aide. In othor words, they ean be
taken up and reset.
"About the time theae upright and honest farmers over the line have their crops
in condition to harvest a peculiar thing
happens. Some dark night a half dozen of
them go coon hunting, and when they return to their firesides they are on American soil, they and their grounds, and with
them tho cropa. The boundary tine has
moved and ia located a half mile or so fur.
titer toward tho Arctic Ocean, These guileless tillers of the aoil thon diapoae of their
product*- at Unilod States prices, and aome
time during the winter, in aome unknown
manner, lho boundary line takea % back-
ward leap, leaving thom sguin on Canadian
Origin of a Hymn*
Dr, Fawcett, the author of the hymn,
"Bloat Be tho lie That Hinds," was the
pastor of a amall Baptist church in Yorkshire from whicli ho received only a meagre
salary. Being invited to London to succeed
tho diatinguishnd Dr. tiill, he accepted,
preached his I arc woll sermon, and began to
load Ida furniture on waggons for transportation. When the time for departure
arrived hia Yur.ilnro parishioners and neighbours clung to him and hia family with an
affection that was beyond expression. The
agony ol separation was almost heartbreaking. The pastor and hia wife, completely
overcome, sat down to weep.
Looking into his face while tears flowed
like rain down the choeks of both, Mrs.
Fawcett exclaimed : ���
"Oil, John, I can't bear this 1 I know
not how to go |"
"Nor I either," said he, "nor will we
go ; unload the waggons, ami put everything
in the placo where it waa boforo !"
Ho wrote lo ihe London eongregation
that his coming was impossible, and ao ho
buckled on his armour for renewed toils iu
Yorkshire ou ii Balary less by WOO a yoar
thnn that which lie declined. Ticnmmom-
orate this incident Doctor Fawcott wrote
that hymn.
" Yonr husband is ao magnetic a man,'
said the viailor." I know il," responded
tlio wifo. I found a steel hairpin atickiug to
hia coat collar the othor day." ....  ',B^-*^*5
THE WEEKLY NEWS, DEC. .3,  1893.
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upon such matters in the basketfcjffta'ter
Uur purpose is to publish the loc-.il news
and discuss public questions, polices und
events in a broad general way. In this
way ��ve think we c.in best serve this cum
mini ity.
In looking over our books we find that
in iny of our subscribers are in arrears,
Some of them for many months. News-
papers can not be run on credit, und we
must urge .ill who know themselves to
be indebted to us to at once forward the
Editorial Notes.
There is at least one level-headed farmer in San Joaquin County. There is more
jtoiiit in thc following lew lines than can
be found in an average speech occupying
as many columns.   He says:
We let our timber rot and buy fencing.
We throw away our ashes and grease and
buy soap. We raise dogs and buy hoys.
We let our manure go to waste and buy
guano. We grow weeds, and buy vegetables and brooms. Wc catch five-cent
Hs.h with a four dollar rod. Wc build
schoolhouses and send our children off
to be educated. And lastly, we send our
boys out with a forty-dollar gun and a
ten-dollar dog to hunt for ten cent birds.
Thc success which met Mr. Glad it one's
efforts towards reconciling the differences
between the pit owners and thc miners
is highly encouraging. The disasterotis
effects of wide spread strikes may thus
be avoided, and peace be made to shed
licr light on the banner of labor. We
trust that the conference lately held between Premier Davie and delegate-; from
the various unions or societies will prove
equally efflca. oui in promoting jjood
feeling and laying thc foundation for wise
rules ancl regulations which mav be em.
bodied in the law for the proper admin's-
[ration of arbitrations and com s . f con.
tiliation. The reign of torce must give
way to the rciyn of justice, and the interest of the capitalist and of the laborer a-
like protected in doing which llie highest
interests of both will be subserved.
An invention altogether too universal
has been patented in tbe United States
,'ind abroad by Donald Murray. His patent beats Edison's wonders all to fits.
The invention is nothing less than a type
writer, a typesetting machine, such as the
Linotype, and a piano all rolled into onet
and operated river a telegraph v-Jic from
a single keyboard. Wli'cr. in operation
there will be noihinj,' left to do in life but
to go to bed and wake up for a square
meal occasionally, possibly also supplied
by telegraph. Mr. Murray says his idea
is the perfection of simplicity. Ke has
a transmitting instrument, which sends a
message combination of live short positive and negative currents. At the receiving station helms an interpreting instrument, which is operated by the positive and negative currents. A lever is released and the electrical contract energizes an electro-ma-,'net. This operates
a particular key, according to the combination of currents. There are lliirty-
two transmitting elements and thfl same
number ol interpreting elements, and
with a shift-key device, a typewriter and
a battery, all work harmoniously, A correspondent may thus tlo his own type-
Writing ot a distance or put his correspondence into type for the press. This
is a most wonderful Rge.���   Weekly Call.
Everyone should take nn interest in
tlie local paper. It may not, it cannot,
reflect everybody's views on thc matters
which it discusses, but as far as it is able
it will give the tocal news. That aside
from its advertising feature, is its principal object. If it faithfully gathers and
publishes the news of Its section it fulfills
its mission so far as the public is concern
ed. In that work it should have thc co.
operation of its readers. It cannot afford
a paid correspondent in every nook and
corner ofthe district, and it must depend
largely on volunteer help. Therefore
send in, or when convenient bring to the
office whatever happenings occur in your
neighborhood. Suppose two persons
bring in the same items, there is no harm
done. So let us have your help and wc
will promise you in return the ncwiest
kind of a paper. If you have a grievance ayainst anybody or thing we do not
want to hear about it. Ventillation in
such cases only let in thc air and produces irritation. Thc mission ofthe paper is not to right private wrongs or see
that particular persons get justice. We
shall put all communications touching
A Curio-la Sii-i-rHtltlun Tlidt' tlnn ninny
llolicrcrs Kverywht-ri*���Popular Myth-
oloiry of Kngland���lho Seal of Solomon
-���Other Super-ill tlnn*..
The custom of nailing a horseshoe
over the door of a house or other building as a protection agninst evil spirits
and us assurance of good luck is widely
spread over England and tho United
States. It nlso lingers among ull the
Teutonic und Scandinavian races, nnd
flourishes apace in Hindustan. The
horseshoe unites within iUulf three
lucky dements; It is crescent-shaped,
U a portion of a horse und is uutdo of
iron. Popular Hiipen-titionhas long endowed iron with protecting powers,
Suoh powers attached in spine degree to
moat metals, but fitioo, in must countries, iron lias been tin* metal latest
worked, it naturally inherited tho virtues of others, The Romans drove nails
into the walls of cottages ns an nutidote
to the plague. When Arube in the desert were overtAker by a simoon they
eeek to propitiate u'j Jintw who have
raised it by erring "Iron! iron!" Tho
Scandinavian exercisua thu Ncckan, or
Kiver spirit, with an open knife in tho
bottom of his boat, or a nail set iu a
reed, singing:
Ncckan, Nickan, nail in water.
The Virgin  Mary caateth   utcel in
Do yon sink. I flit.
Celtic, Furnish nnd Welsh superstitions n.Tree that iron is a gourd against
witchcraft. It hns always been hold n
nood omen to find old iron, and, tu
lioraeulioesare thu readiest form in which
���v'.d Iron could be found, it is naturally
the form to whioh the remnant of super-
BtJon lias longest elr.ug.
Horses, in the popular mythology of
ll-mglind. were looked upon us luck-
Wringers, In Yorkshire it is still thought
that'.liseasu may be cured by burying a
iiorao alive. A horse's hoof placed under
un invalid's bod is a specific for many
complaints in rural districts. In Ire-
laud, Camden says, "When a horae dius
his feet and legs are hung up in the
bouse, and even the hoofs are sacred."
On account of its form, there is no
doubt that the qualities anciently ascribed to the crescent have been transferred to the horsoshoe. The crescent,
like the horseahou, is semicircular in
shape, and ends iu two points. From
the earliest antiquity ornaments shaped
in this way have been popular as representatives agaiust danger, and especially
against evil spirits. Hndibran embalms
thi) iinciant superstition in tiie couplet:
Chnsc ovll spirits away by dint
Of niel'li*. in'r.'-'r*)]1--* inul ti'illmv flint.
And Herrick in his "Hesperides," snvt.
Hung iiu hookt* nnd niit-ai-fl to genre
lletieu ttio lirttf Unit rido** the muro.
All these have tho curved or forked
shupo. terminating in two points. Tho
seal of Solomon, iulVlieitousIv styled the
pentnolo, wns supposed to have great
power, it consisted of two triangles, presenting six forks. In Italy and Spain
the evil eyo is averted by extending the
forefinger and littio finger forward like
a pair of horns, tho two middle fingers
being bent down under the thumb.
The Cliinpse have their tombs built in
a semicircular form tike a horseshoe, and
the Moors u.*o also wont to use that form
in thuir architecture. Tho fact that the
nimbus, or hub, which in old pictures
surrounds the heads of saints and angles
butrs a rude resemblance to a horseshoe
is uo doubt one of the accidental coincidences that havo strengthened this popular bu pe iv tit ion.
This belief attained it i greatest diffn-
siou ai the end of tho last century and
the beginning of this. Aubrey, in his
"Miscellanleii," tolls us tliHt iu his lime
most of the houses in the West End of
Loudon had a liorseshoe nailed over the
threshold. In 1813 !Hr Henry Ellis
counted seventeen horseshoes in Monmouth street, hut iu 1^41 only five or
six remained. Lord Nelson nailed n
horseshoe to the Victory, and "Lucky
Dr. James" attributed the success of his
fever powders to tho finding of a horseshoe, which symbol ho adopted as a
crest for his carriage.
I.iilnii- Saving HkI-Ii.k llMt-lnu.-ry.
The ideal loaf depends on the iwrfec-
tiou of the leavening process. Baking
fixes the air cells aud the quicker that is
accomplished thy better. If dough is
i laced iu the oven before it is sufficient
ly "proofed," tho bread will be clone-
grained or heavy. If the temperature
of tho oven is too low, then soggy bread
results; if overheated tho crust will form
too quickly becoming hard, thua preventing tlie escape of water. Tho result is
an "underbaked" loaf. Tho right temperature and medium-sized loaves result
iu such n penetration of the heat through
the loaves as to delay the baking of the
crust until the necessary changes hnve
been made. To test the ovon, throw on
its floor a tablespoonful of fresh flour.
If it takes fire or burns black qnickly
tin- oveu is overheated and must b-j allowed to cool. If the flour remains
white after a few seconds the temperature iB too low. If the ovon is right tho
flour will turn a blackish or brownish
yellow uud look slightly scorched.
In the large cities there are immense
bakeries where machinery and reel
ovens are employed in bread making.
This reduces the cost to the consumers.
who will ere long bo able to buy, if
they are not already, bread as cheap ss
they ean make it at homo, taking fuel
and" labor and loss from bad bakers of
bread in to account. In the large bakeries the dough is mixed in huge oval
tubs of oak which hold five barrels or
1,000 pounds uf flour made into dough,
which is worked by machinery. Tho
tub is elevated ou n platform so as to
permit the working of revolving stoel
bludes. Three men ure thus enabled to
work up in one day without touch of
hand l-'iO barn-Is of flour, which if done
ia the ordinary or old method by hnnd
would roqniro the services of thirty
ineu. A huge lump of twenty-four
pounds of dou^h is cut by machine in a
few seconds into twelvo loves. Economy
of material, better bread and low cost
are the results uf these mechanical im-
uroveinents.��� F. N. Barrett in Food.
K)t.tt-m��tle WoMtJior !'re-||etloni.
Before many yeara have passed thore
wiil lie adopted a regular system of making predictions of weather on the ocean,
based upon observations at stations in
different parte ofthe Atlantic. It is not
practicable to construct reliable forecasts
for that vast waste of waters from data
obtained on its shores. Therefore it is
proposed that observations shall be established on the Bermudas, the Azores,
the Canaries and the C��i��e Verde islands, all of which are ready or will
soon be connected with the continent by
telegraphic cable. Except the Bermu
dan, all of these islands nave localities
suitable for high-level observatories.
There are mountaines In the Azores a
mile and a half high, in Haderia a mile
high, In Tenerifffl two miles high, and on
th* Cap* ""erda Island of Fogu there ts a
a    nr   ������i
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Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
. The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
or the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mou h of'the Courtenay Kiver, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox,
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bnr connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied   with thc best wines
ind liquors,   Stngjp connects  with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
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On and/after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Steam-T JOAN will s��il_.^.; fullnvv..'
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Lobtc Cumin fui- Nuiiii.iiiii,* . Kri.tuys. "a.in
-    'Nan.imo for Victoria   SnUiitlcy. 7:*.W
'   For freight or stale rooms a|iply on
board, or at tlie Companj-'s ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No,   17,
To take effect nt 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard    m
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On Saturdays and Sundaya
Return Tickets will bo Im-ued botwoon all
��� oUtB for a (nro Mid ft quarter, good for re-
��� rnnol later than Moniluj*.
Koturn Ticket* for one and a littlf ordin��rjr
.. iu   may be   purchaied daily to All points,
��� od for uvrn days, Including day ot lutie.
No Return Tickets iuued for ft fare and a
t,i;nrter whore tlie liniflu fare Is twenty-ttre
Through rates botween Victoria andCotiex,
I-reelilenU Qm'1 8u��t.
GOD. freight and Passenger Agt
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Bastun Street       ���    Nanaimo B. C.
" Manufactures   the   finest   cignros.
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you c.tu obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the siime money?
Nanaimo Sacjine Works
BotBrt J, Wmita'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and 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 every variety.
I. E. Gilchrist,
T. C. Woods
Oomox B.   0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thurtdays.Saturdays.
and Sundays.
Wood k Miller
��� Having Added to their Own
' ,,-j *-h?" '*':'"    '
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of Ii. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigsat   Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
AU rierBoua driving over the wli.rf
or bridge, in Comox di.triet faster
than a walk, will he proaeuated accord
ng to law.
S. Crw-cli
Gov. Agent.
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A HaUn,Prop. Mill St.. poiiom.Tol.i-"
Nanaimo U, C.
A complete stock of Rough anil Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
lilinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,    White   Pine,     Redwo.d.
Allordcrs accompanied withCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor aod ontside towing done at reason
able rates.
G B Leighton
At tho Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer, Wholetale
and  Retail  Dealer    in
C3*" Largest EbtaW'.bment of its kind.
M-J4 Gtrdova St       Vai>m��ver, B. ��.
(The leading: hotel in Comox district.
������-���New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing- close
o town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Piopr.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
W. E. Mc Cur tne y Chemist,
Pur.* Duj^b C'li'iniutila snd  P-twit
Physloani Prwolpllom aad all orders (ill d
with euro ttna ttlipiioh. P, o. bit*, il
We have decided to continue our 20 per cent discount sale*
for thirty days, until 31st. Dec. This Will-be a good opportunity to secure good Xmas Goods at prices which have not been
equalled in the history ofthe district. We have an enormous
stock of goods this season suitable for presents. It will pay
you to give us a call at once.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo StBam t
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, li. C.
General Blacksmithing,  Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implement*:
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drilling Machines made to order on short
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from Mis Kanch
And also will deliver to his custnme
daily  Fresh  Eg       Butter,  Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Fanners having above for sale or delivery should consult him,
Passengers carried to and from Union.
���and ���
Courtcnav, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggirs' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes, and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be aj
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Stout winter foot-wear go to
Duncan Bros.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horaea, 100 Sheap, Mid 90 Oow.
together with
2 Mowing Machine., 1 Steel Boiler
1 Be,ping Machine, 1 Seed flower.
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, ana
Souhle Wagon.
Title deed* can be seen in my po��-
A. 0. Fulton
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fresh Beef,Mutton,Veal,Pork
at LoweK Prices.
Je.ine�� Ahrimi of Union
is my Agont
in your District. Any orders you may be pleased to give him for the repairing of Watchoe. Jewnlery & etc , will rectiva prompt attention and
wiil be done in a workmanlike manner at tho lowe.t possible charges.
AU work guaranteed to give snti. faction. My stock of Watches, Clocks,
Jewelerv, and Silver Plate will be larger than ever this Fall and Winter.
Give me a call when in Nanaimo, M. B. Counter.
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
sit.a.:f's istot s:nt:fs
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure yon
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
Permanent Loan and Savings Company.
(Incorporated A. D. 11355)
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HEAD  OFFICE���Company's Buildings,
Toronto S reet, Toronto, Canada.
J. HERBERT MASON, - President und Managing Director.
Subscribed Capital, $8,000,000; Total Assets, $12,081,772.
The Company Lends Money trom S3oo to ?3oo,ooo,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and  on  favorable terms of
re-payment    Morl^n^cs and Debentures purchased.    No Colnmisson.    No   Delay.
Expenses moderate.   *J**t*"For particulars apply to
MARCUS   WOLFE, RmI Estate, Insurance
and l-'inandal Broker, Appraiser.   1*. 0. llox lo, Nanaimo, 11. t_.
rJ. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and   Notions of all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C.
    A   Full  Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
         MANUFACTUHER ��'
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Bottler of DirTefiint Brand* of L^er Baer Stevn B-22T and Porter.
Agent for Union Brewery .Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B. C.
Anley & Smith.
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, -ate,
Orden Filled on Short Notice.


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