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The Weekly News Dec 8, 1892

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COURTENAY, COMOX D1S 1'KICT, B. C.  THURSDAY,   DEC. s.      1892.
-2.00  PER YEAR.
has opened up a
Dry Goods
Boots and Shoe Store
Grocer)' &
A  full  stock of goods will always be car-led.
A share of your trade is solicited.
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We aim to keep a WELL REOULATED stock ok
merchandise and at prices as low if not beneath our
General Merchandise
comox, it, c.
A large consignment of Cooking and Heating
stoves received this day, per Steamer Comox.
\V. J. Young. P. i\ Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
.   A  Full  Line of Everything	
=     From a Cradle to a    =
... Complete   Parlor  Set ...
Grant and McGregot .',*j.s.
The Courtenay   Hotel
Leading hotel of Comox District
Everything; first class.
Rates from $1.00 to (2.00
Bar supplied with choiceat liquors
This section is tiie   Paradise   for
Hunters and Fishermen, and a favorite
resort for visitors from the cities.
R. G-.ih.im, Pit a::
I have for sale some Splended   Lots and   Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through The Property
in passing from Courtenay to Union   Wharf.   Figures low and
erms reasonable  now, but prices will be advanced before  long
nd may be doubled any day .    Opportunity is  our  guest   at
present, and once neglected  NEVER    RETURNS.
MoArdle'a   fmr.    stajje   will   l.ave
Cot'inux.iv WrComox
;��  lip. m. on  Wednesdays, returning
,, ��� er mail hour.
^ Oi.OAWltUAV th" sthlii* "''" U*��ii
���t < URTEjiAY for Comox at 8 a. in. R--
* .niinu li-iive
at lO a. in., returning 10  Comox same
even up.
SanrJwick Poii-olse
Mail for Friday mofning's boat
closes at 1 p. m.  or Thurdsays.
W�� licp a cu eftiily swleoft'il st�� ck
of (Ikxf.iiai. MOCHANDISR.   DoiUBLB
Faiim Hoots hikI Siioks a SPB01.U.TY.
00T.S nnd Ruiiuiiiis.
���������      Duncan  Bros.
A Consignment   of Holiday Toys
en rout".
Esquimalt and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Jo in
On and after Aug. 23rd, 1892
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
Lsavo Victoria, T'uusd y. J a, in.
"  Naimlmu for Cftnius, Wedn&tfiiijr. 7 a. ni
" Coniox for Valitos Island, Thursila)' 7 n.m,
I Itstuvnlntt .mnert iy, ]
Leave Oomox for Siinaltno.      Fridays, 7 a.m
"     Naimiino for Victoria,   Saturdiy.7a.nl
, For freight or state rooms apply on
'i board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Office at Courtenay.
Wm Cheney, Real Estate Agt,
Dr. W. J. Young
Physician US Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district fister
limn a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
S. Creech
Gov.   Agent.
Two good shingle makers are wan*
ted io whom good wages will be paid,
'steady employment given.
Enquire at the
News Office
And Restaurant
R        ���
Courtenay B.  C.
Ilcst   of  everything   in   his   line
Always   on   hand.
Frazer &, Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
.Stage connects with all steamers at
t    Bay.
Also do a genearl
Teaming Business
Orders may lie left it the Courtenay
Hotel, or this.afflce.
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B 0
J, J. Grant, Propritor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Com-tenay River, between Union and the arge farming settlement of Comox,
Trout aie plentiful in the river, nnd
targe game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with all
���Steamers.   Terms moderate
McCann & Cessford
Carpenters   *
And Builders
General Job Work
Courtenay B, G,
Reality | Investment
A Good shoemaker is needed at Courtenay. He should be able to mend
Wtrnesses;   It  ma.ried man    prefered.
This i�� a snap Cor tbe right man.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1802. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Timo.
Society    Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. U. \V.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings at^.30 p. m. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Hollitlay
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.K .& A..M..H.C.R.
Courtenay II. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requasted
to attend.
W. J. Young
Subscribe for Tbe Weakly News,
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
80 Acres of timber land.mostly
Aid r Bottom
About   7mil2S   from     Ccmox
Landing     Terms resonable
1 have had my premises in much contusion lately, owing to repairs which 1
have been making in the premises, that
1 have nut been able to give attention to
my baking department which is required
for the best rcsuIts. I have now so far
completed my arrangements, that I cm
promise in future that there will be no
just complaint, and that the best bread
cakes, etc, will always be on hand. I'ar-
tiei hotels, and families supplied with the
best and special orders promptly attended to. Thanking the public for their liberal patronage in the past, I solicit a continuance of thc same in the future.
E. F. Clay.
For Sale
Grain,    Produce,
And   Cattle,
Also a fine farm.
Apply to
Adam McKelvey
Our   Union   Letter
The PoopU AH Out on Runners���
Orefit Preparation* for ClirUtmnf--
Opportunity for the Bfltthful Youu^
Man ��� Long Felt Want Suppli
ed��� F re Company Needed��� Tel
egraph line Ornamental but Be
in; Buried in the Ground���
Union, D-c. 6-.h- Toe p��op'<> of U ..���������
oil took advantage of 'he *leigh:ng ��"
Sunday, uud everybody from th** gal-
lunt swain with his best ittrl to the
i aid business man with hi* wife and
family could he seen on the street en
ioyiujj fh-ir tdeigh ride.
A | arty of huuthuien went ncrosi to
I kn on Puiday, nmi each secured
fine buck. Sam. finvls, jr. got a
lei did .end which he intends h��v-
g stuffed.
'I'll' hoarding housf in ennnention
with K. Grant i mi** mill was dhttroyed
by fire Suie'ay morniny, All the furniture mill efiveta were saved. There
i.s not any insurancce. A place the
size of Union should hava a Volunteer
fire-company. No clou >t tlm Union
Coal Oo.wou'd give substantial support
as it owns nearly all the buildings here
and has no means of protecting them
from tire.
The teachers nf Union school .ire
pri'piirine the pupil* for an entertain-
mentto h- nn the evening of the.23ltd
inst in the*rhool house. There will Im
a Christmas tree in connection with the
entertainment. AH ar- cordially in-
vit d ro dress the tree with presents for
���heir ehiklren and f-ieurls. It ��ililie
asj-lnnded opportunity for the bashful
yotli R mm tigi e a present tohi�� ���
and vista v��?rsa. A good programme in
Mi g i repot d and all are invited to
att" 'd. Tin-Sunday school also holds
u Xmavs tr*-e entertainment ^mas eve.
Messeti (-rant and McCirc.or. the
f-nien rising contractors have gone into
the furniture businese and carry a full
Hon. A large consignment arrived by
the Ifaliel. It wi'l be a splendid place
for the people of Union and Oomox to
get their fun-iture. The business supplies a long felt want,
TIiere is n thing new in connection
with the milieu, njori" men arei going *<���
work every day, The San Meteo has
left with ��'ull cargo and is now malting
reuiilartrips from Frisco to Union. Thc
hark Rh hard Third i* loading at the
Wharf.    She cirri-s about 1700 tmis.
Al'-x Graham and .T KcKlm of
Courtenay paid Union a Hying visit on
Sunday Usi.
��� Ilev. Mr. Rohsnn goes to Denmnn
next week, There will be no Methodist
servic.i in Union or Courtenay.
J. Bi'UCH returned from Comox this
w��ek. He has been appointed Secre
taryofthe Local Hoard of the Dominion Mutual Loan Automation which
has  recently been formed here,
The Dominion Government mu��t
linve stopped ftork on the telegraph
over-head lino to experiment
with an underground wire. The wire.
is down several plaoen between Union
nnd Courtenay, and in ot e place the
waggons running over it. are burying
it under ground, The lint! is very or
nainental and enhances 'ha beauty ofthe scenery ahme the road. It would
be an improvement if the poles were
painted in different colors,
Mine -al Spring
Mineral spring* h��ve been disco* ured
Mthin h short distance ot Union Wharf j
which are ��aid \a ptwuea* w-imerful j
curative properties, For a o-;g tim-. j
beyond e/ldch <he memory "f man inn '
reth not lo ibee.iiitr.irv, wild animal���<
have b i wont lotretjue it this springs
aid at one lime no leas than six (tea's
��ere seen disporting in its I tea U�� yiv
inn water*. The '��*��ier^ | r zed theiw
*'cry high y. holding Ihem -t t*�����- liund
"Ome price of Xto.ooo. an I |iuv ng net
uully lefm-ed, it ib ��;i d, an oil'-r ef
$ 15 < oo.
The mnter has allracted the atieti
tion of some capitalist.^ who have form-
���d a aytidi'-a'e with the  iu eillhui ot
�� uvii.g. and er��cting a   $ro,cuu h t'l
^   fay tlm k that th" price Mketl i�� ex
a, i ibitur. and ath-pl-d a Bcheuie to run
J    tube from a dlbUuce of t*o ini-i,
under ground and utp the spring, brln��
iiig  t'c water i i the kUrMoe nt a pu.iu
to be called   (thndalc which la a high
ly rnettuitic spot, ami admirably adoyt*
rd  if i liealti lesur , As Ue itreum >H
not Iai^c, this may  divert the   tn ire
flow from the pUee w|n re i'    now appears mi ibe seiface, but itissaid there
in no  leijal obj-c ien to iln* | ropOKed
plan ami that it Mill undoubtedly be carried into eftVct.
Board Proceedings
Pursuant to call, a mectini of the
officers ami ditcctors of The Coniox Ag
ricul'.urnl >nd Industrial Aa^ocintion
was h' Id a1 Mr, Cheney's,. Courtenay
on Friday evening, Dec, %
The following members were pre .
ent: J McPhee, President; Alex. Ur-
quharr, Vice President; J. Mundf-ll,
Secretury; W. Duncan. TtiMNurer; a
Messrs. Whitney, Mi-Kim and Hcther
iugton, Directors, The minutes oi
m eting for organization were read for
The Secretary was instructed to pro
cure necessary books, wutionery, forms,
etc Some discussion ensuud with refer
ence to procuring memlii*i-.ship, and the
following parties were selected to canvass the sections specified; A Urqu-
hnrti South Comox Sohco|Di��triot;Wni
Duncan, Melvelwy'tt Road, J. \
erfnton, from his form to Mr. Sal
liiollds; S, J, Pie>cy, from the Mission
to Coal's farm; J. McPeee, South-Side
of Bay to Mission; J. Mundcll, from
Mission to Cross Road ut Mat. Piercy;
A. McMdlun, Denman Inland; und
Geo. H'atherbell. Hornby  Island.
Messrs. McPhee, Urauhnrt and
Hetheriugtou were selected a Finance
Committee, A committee on ily Laws
was appointed consisting of Messrs Mc
Phee, Urquhurt on' Mundell. There
was $i7.60 received for meinhfrs fees
which was handed over to the Treasur
The Board will meet again on Mon
day evening, at same place, Dec. 19th
The Victoria Commercal Journal endeavors to belittle the effort to build up a
city at Duncan Hay, but it forges that
we will be crowded down this wayjbefore
and that Duluth may reasonable)- expect
to receive thebemh'tcf the ovcr.iy*.
A young hrift r strayed to my premise
about two weeks ago. It is marked on
the left ear, and will be sold at 11 a, in,
on Monday next to pay cxpen e of k# ep
ing and of advertising unless the owner
calls before and pays such expenses
nd remove., the animal.
James Rees.
I. O. G T. Entertainment.
The (Jood Templars en ertaii.in*nt
came oil" a* advertta-d on Thursday py
filing last. In spit'" ofthe weather it
was well attended The program wa< a
good one and ��aa without -xeeptioii
well rendered uuinffeunat��l' r-d l��y many
��a thri moat fctioes^fu e^er uiveu in Oo
mox. It opened with aqu rtette ' !l?il
Silent Nigh*" by ftaVsra Piercv, rla Ii-
day. Bennett and liuneau wnich has ex
cillently rendered. This rw followed
by '' The Iriaii Jubilee by Mr��, (.'. C.
Wes'wnotl, wlduh received an entliUSKS
tic encore. Alias Smith sang" The
Trysting Tr-e in her usual fault!-**
manner. Mrs. W.estwood and Mr Halliday gave "For ever mine" .unl fur an
encore,'Whispering Hope', Mr. Bennett read "A^ kmg lh��' Govenior"which
created roars of laughter.
In the l.elhuny QuatirJ!e which closed
ethe first part of the programme the
e ght ladies apparent!* dKiiced bxck
ward* all thiough the dance. The
audience was so pleased with the perfor
malice that they insisted on a second
After an mtenui-son of ten minutes
the feature of th.* evening was givrn;
namely, the "Gip-y Countess," liy \l .
and Miss Smith in character. The stage
wan decorated 10 represent�� hu*h sc nc
having a gipsy two: and (ire. jMiss
Katie MuCorrigle gave recitation Which
was encored, This young lady hasev
idently received very careful 'raining.
Mrs. Kr:c Duncan brought roun I after round > t applause for herself: iu h> r
song of "Her o*n bachi,lnr,',aud on
being encored gave a short reeitatioa,
Mr. Ei-nest Halliday read Arlem����
Ward's Loudon lecture, whicli was w- II
received. Mrs We3twood t'nl ow.d with
a Ming 4,My mothers kiss waa sweeteai
of them ull" Mr. \V. H*l (day appeared in a negro character song '��� Keep in
the middle of the load". His make upas
a darkey dude was excellent and his ex
tra Verne on the railroad ami Weekly
News created rounds ef applause, He
receivtd a hearty encore when he favored the auditince wild a break down
dance. The Shadow Panunniue entitled the Angry Chinaman brought the
programme 10 an end.
Attor the clone ol ihe entertainment
thn boys raited a c ���Urction, hired tne,
hull und ad those who wished were in
.ited to-'trip the light fantastic', which
invitat on was cordi'.Ily accepted by a
larg.j number aud dancing was kept up
into th�� "wee small hours".
Shipping  News
L;ist Thursday, ihe Isab' 1 arrived in
place of the Joan, with the following
McPhee A Moore, general merehsnts,
I. McKim, powder, Duncan Uras(ttjur
J, It. Holmes, Hour, y. Creech, general merchandise. D. Anderson, Oytter
Point, lot bran, W.Cftates, general mer
chandise and Uco. H we, lambs and
beef, and 'i hue list of passengrrs, th"
names of some of which appear in our
local brevities,
Double Wedding
At the residence of the Rev. A.
Fraser, there was a somewhat notable
gathering at 6 p. in. Tuesday, The oc
uesion was the marrigc of Air, '-uberi
Graham proprietor of the Courtenay
Ilou-eto Miss Agnes I'ierey, daughter
of Mr. John Piercy, and Mr. Neal Mc
Ftidyeu of Union to Mrs Margery
Bruce. The two bHdes are ai"tars, Miss
Victoria Piercy and L'tiie I'ie^cy, sis'
ters of the brides acted tv bridesmaids
The ceremony wai conduu *>d by the I
Rev. Mr. Fraser in his usual happy,
but impressive manner in the presence
of the immediate members of the Piercy
family and intimate friends, and when
ovpr the parties rep ired to he mansio .
of Mr. Joha Pi.r y, where tie wedding
dinner <*as partaken Thc presents wer��
appropriate an I quite numerous, show
ing a host of friends.
in ihe evening the event wa* honored at the "ourieuay hoaie by a large
social gathering, made up of the elite
of the neighborhood. Dancing was in
dulgud iu until a lute hour. During
the evening an elegant spread was serv
The News extends its hearty congratulations.
Local B.-aveties
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.K. & A. 1 Nf.,
H. (,'. R. located at Courtenay has nsur-
ed their furniture and regalia for  $".00,
Rout Cesiford has purchased of Wm.
Cheney lot 9 blobfc 3 of Sharps Addition.
Said a man as he passed the office the
other day, reeling along" I'm an Irishman, and I'm ng'in the Govermcdt,"
The Leiser Lodge, A. O. U. W., "ill
meet Saturday evening for the election
ot Omcerj.,
Joshua Taylor of Hornby Island has
moved to u ctlington.
Geo! Ford postmaster at Hornby 1>
and mud ua a pleasant \ijil la*t Thur
Miss Cordon came Up hist week to via
it ui Wm Rubb'e
Btlly Glennon of the Riverside hotel
hai the roputilti itl of being thc bo^ 0-u-
tender in the Province.
A friend of ours, appears regularly
since the heavy rain-, set in, with a bran
new hat. "lhat is his way keeping out
thc wet.
How singular that all thc deer the
hunters incut are old bucks'
There was a pleasant social dance on
Monday at the Eik hotel, Comox.
We have received congratulations from
Mr. George llcaihcrhell of Hornby Island. He also enclosed a crisp two dollar bill thus setting a splendid example
We c.ill attention to ihe chance offered hy Sloan & Scott to obtain a ticket
to the World's Fair,  See their ad.
Some one has discovered that the best
door fastener is .1 table knife.
\V C. Fierce and R E. Larss, phntng
rauhen of Nanaimo called at our office
last Friday.
Mri'Abrain Pickles, Mr. David I'M;
lesofDumntn Island came to the Hay
on the [jujcI.
Quite a party of locating engineer9
have ghne up to Duluth, antl some of
them will soon be this way. They aro
in the employ ofthe Canada Western.
Mr, Wm Cheney, of thin place, has
uosoc.otetl with him, in this branch of
huMneKH ��n expepenced cruiser, and is
enabled to place a settler with nt delay
in a goud lovadon.
Wc call attention to the advertisement
of Grant & McGregor, furniture dealeri
of Union, They are doing a rushing bus
iness and sell at Nanaimo prices. Thc
surprising demand for their goods has
induced this enterprising firm lo take
steps for ihe erection of a large and well
appointed building for their trade,
We regret to learn that Mrs. Will'art.
Robb of the 11.y is seriously ill.
Jack Smith came down from Camp
bell River tie early part of the week
He reports that he did not find much-
sut w until he reached Oysrer River.
From there umij he got into" the open ��yt
ey snow was 18 inches deep.
Robert Grant of Union was elected
2��o Vice ['resident ofthe Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association which
makes him a member ofthe liourd 'f Di-
rector&ibut in last issue the name was
primed John Ciiint by mistuke, Wecan
only say that they are both good men,
nnd as it is all in ihe family we hope to
bo forgiven.
A young man shot a black bear last Friday about a mile and a half up the river
beyond Courtenay���his name is Dennis--
the man we mean. The bear was evidently aware of the hunters approach for
like Ziicheus he climbed a tree, Like
the Tower of Babel it wasn't tall enough
to reach the heaven a) safety, Four
leaden messengers were sent up after
him before he accepted the im itation 10
come down. Next he was invited to
give up his coat. He Is now quietly
quartered among the Chinamen.
Thebiilding improvements in Courte-
nav still continue: They week Mr. Win
Cency contracted for ihe election of an
elegant six room dwelling for himself, on
the South Side, McCann ik Cession!
are ihe builders. It will be commencec
at once, aad hurried th completion as
soou as practicable.
Locating Settlers
There hi plenty of good lend to settle
upon, but the difficulty is to tind it .It
requires a cruiser to pick it out, one who
knoAS what is railroad land and what
Provincial land, endwhere the best land
i-. An inexp��rienc*>d person will not
know w he the1 a certain claim has been
taken, and lit* is in danger of loos ng
his bearing",
Offices Elected.
Hiram Lodge No. 14 A. F. ,v. A
M. H. C. U, held its regular meeing
on .Saturday, Dec. 3, ut which the foi
lowing officers elected and will be installed on S\ Join's Day, Dec, 27th,
viz Urn. Alex Grant. W, M.; ||n.,
Win Math'-rson, S. W.; Bro. Robert
Grant, J. W,j Bro. George Howe.
Treat.j W. Urn. \V. J. Y,,M-">-'. Secre.
tar v;   a nd   Uro. John   r.f rcy,  Tyler-
installation night isaUays a mem
orable one wiih this mysticctftft.
Christmas Goods
Young ft Schanchmidt have received
a large ^....igmucnt of Christmas goods
cards, toys, etc. Loak for them at the
Courtenay Pharmacy,
Comox Athletic Asso:Ution
'The AthltcA >o istion held a m
ng ht the otlicu of W, Cheney, Tui .y
Evening. There was a very good atten
donee and considerable interest was man
ifest. A commit ee. on By-Laws was
created to repor neat, meeting; also a
committee to iiresti. a'c and report ou
the co-tof putting a room for the occupancy ol thras-ocation inpiopertrim
for use. It waa decided to rent the
warehouse of J, McPhee for the present
Tha meeting adj urned to meet at
McPhee'i warehouse next Tuesday ev
ening at 7:30 /
French Forces  Out the Famous Feint
Wrriors to Pieces,
fli.'iirihlni;   llitnil Ihc Women Snltlltr-  a
ouiiimii-.v Tbey arethe Hcrcest H*b
en French Troops Have ETer Kaconn
Everybody has re.nl of Dahomey���tn
and of the amasonlan warrior, the home ��
thc highly intellectual skull dance, and tli
abiding place of that faaeinating monarch
Behaniin L, whose Ii tie oecebtriciti.
with regard to celebrating national evani
have done a good bit toward dspopulattn
bordering aountriea and have finally arouse
the righteous ire of tlio (-'ranch government
Yes, everybody Ins read of Dahomey am
the amazons. and the more certainly ainct
tbe papers oflato havo been full of storie-
about tlio sanguinary battles between tb<
resolute liltlo French army under Col
Dodda and the hordes of Dahoinoy, araazoi
and male.
Hut it's dollars to doughnuts that tin
average reader doesn't know whore Dftho
inoy in, ami it's dollars to even less odd
that he doesn't know much about this little
monarchy, which has long heen famoui
a�� the only principality defended bj
women soldiers. To begin then i 01
homey Is a Utile scran of territory lying along the bight ni Berrin, Giilf o
Gulnoa, on the wost coast of Afrioa
If yon don't look carefully you'll mist
it oven with these dlreotiODB, Tho aalen
way t" got to Dahomey (on a map) is to follow the equator liuu across Africa from
oast to west, and whore it strikes ialt tval
er and the second degreo of east longitude
tn look around a bit. A little north ol thii
point, nay about seven degrees north latitude may be found the little block of territory Inhabited by 200.00C of tlm fiorcestof
the African tribes, withal seatboivilisod,
and ruled over by a monaroh who, while
educated InEnrope ami speaking ami reading several languages, ia the most bloodthirsty and unmitigated tyrant that rules
in all the dark continent,
The bloodthirsty King Bohamdu.who oel
brates his birthdays Ly cutting the heai
off some BOO of his slaves, Is now in danger
of having his own nreolous neck treated to
a somewhat tight-fitting hemp necktie, for
Col. Ootids, tne commander of the Frenoh
troops in Dahomey, is expected, according
to his reports to the home oftlce, to wipe
out tho balance of the Dahomeyan army
hetore the end of the month. Behanzln will
meet no tender treatment from the French
government, for of all ihe African potty
tyrants this bullying brute ia hy far thc
worst. The war now in progress was begun
on account of tho Inhuman acta perpetrated
by this Bend, who wus ably assisted Ly Ids
redoubtable ami ferocious guard of amazons.
At the close ofthe war in l>SS!i France
made a treaty with tho king, by which, in
consideration of an annual pension of 20,*
000 francs ho recognized France's r glils
along llio const and agreed to stop his raids
into the French proleutoratoof Porto Novo,
along the favorite hunting ground of Dahomeyan rulers for slaves and victims to sacrifice to their terrible fetich rites.
Late last fall the king violated hla agreement by sending expeditions Into Porto
Novo, where thoy surprised Bevoral unsuspecting towns and dragged hundreds of
people to Abomey, When the lieutenant*
governor of tlio French colony protested
the king sent an insolent letter declaring
that he recognized no troaty, that lie had a
right in Porto Novo because his fathers for
ages had heen suzerains of the county, und
that he should continue his raids il he
chose, because all the region occupied hy
the French belonged to him. And yet, a
he knew very well, his father, ('clile, foUl
toen years ago gavo up to Franco all rights
to the port of Kotonu, and he himself bad
recognized the claims of France Into Porto
Novo. Tiie young bully sent word to ihc
French that if ihey touched one of his
towns in the interior he would at once de
Btroy Porto Novo and all the French po^ta.
lie waa carried away with the idea of his
power and the prowess nf his far-famed
amazons, ami undoubtedly believed that he
could drive the French into the sea.
King Behanzln la a most extraordinary
mixture of civilization and barbarism. The
dominant note in his character is unlimited
vanity. His younger years were spent ill
Paris, where he learned lo (speak and read
French ami other languages. He Subscribes
regularly for several Parisian ntwqiapera,
which nre brought to him from the coast by
special messengers. When he lim saw a
notice of himself uud his capital in the Fi
garn he exhibited almost mad delight, uud
performed a war dance around tho copy eon
talnlng the news after whioh he caused hi
amazonlan guard to be brought up aud
translated tho paragraph to them, at the
same time giving orders for tiie preparation
of another raid on the French settlement,
to show his contempt for France and his
fearlessness of consequences.
In ordinary times the army of Dahomey
[a composed ei 9,000 amazons and 6,000 to
7,000 male warriors. This is llie well-drilled standing army which Is kept near the
capital ready to lake up arms at a moment's
In the present emergency the king has
been compelled to call out all the available
reserves, whioh gives him some 20.000 ama-
sums ond men all told. As the population
of Dahomey is estimated al more than 200, ���
000, any or all of whom oau be turned Into
soldiery by tho king, it can tie readily
understood that the Brenoh have not such
a small affair on their bunds as most persons
Thc most reniurka hie feature., of Dahomey
are its targe force of women warriors and
im terrible syBtem oi religious sacrifices, in
which huntlrotlBof human victims aro butchered at the capital every your. The sacrl-
h'ci..l festivities take placo In the autumn
und spring, and arc called " customs."
Last May tho French representatives reported thai not kss than 000 pooplp were
biiL-licred in the marketsquareal Abomoy,
A largo shed, culled the "blood house,'
stands in the squaro, iii which thc prisoners
are confined and exhibited prior to the
butchery. They are bound to poles ilriveu
Into the grOUlld, and black and white goals
are tied alternately   with  each  victim.
These victims are most fantastically array-
ed in peaked capiaiid short mtinlle.-i liR'ieck-
ed with ribbons, A large patch of scarlet
cloth i.-; sewn on iheirMiirts over the region
of tho heart, lu addition to the human
beings publtoly sacrificed at iho religious
cci i monies tho amazons ure allotted a very
large number ->f prlaonors, which thoy ukr
to their noartora within the palaoo to tor-
lure and kill at their pleasure. No mini is
allowed to he present io Inquire Into tholr
horrible and peculiar rites, vlolal Ion of thc
rule being punishable by instant, death.
Daliomy Is tho only country in the world
which makes women a part of Its military
system. In the year 11'<.0 the king, bard
pressed by hla enemies, placed a large number of armed women among his soldlors,
These women aotod with audi aigri d bravery
ami fought with snob abandon m il ferocity
in the battles whicli brought victory to Dahomey that they were orenntzed Into permanent regimen s. The llowor ofthe fait
SOS in likely to get into the arntv as well as
nearly all the strong-minded women, the
viragos, and the unfaithful wives. Now and
then the king takes a temporary consort
from his Wtmeu regiment", but no other
men may marry them. They are known in
Dahomey by the titles of "Our Mothers,"
"Tigers of War,"and the " King's Wives.''
They live in the king's palaco and there
perform their fetich mysteries, The nnia-
i-ons are sworn to perpetual celibacy and at
ihe gate of tholr dwellings a curious fetich
ia hung, which is Bttpj^sod to insure certain
crposuro to any anw/on who has broken
the vow of her e libacy. The very fear of
this fetich often causes nn amaton who
has gone astray to confess hor sin. Then?
aro occasions, however, when violation*
of these vows are permitted, and the
moral code la completely relaxed. When
tho king sends hla ama'iona through
tho country lo enlist men for the army
the "fur" recruiting agents arc permitted to oQet any Inducement they ploasa
tempt men into the ranks.    The women
1 laugh t that they are not weak but >--\ rone,
/cry womanly sentiment   is suppressed.
d they become unsctcd and unnaturally
looious. The recruits ure subjected to a
���ry severe drill, which fortifies them to the
iduranoe ot all kinds of hardships and
lysioal pain. They are compelled I.) sleep
it of doors in all kinds of weather, enfied
nl kicked with amazing frequency. Hut
forything Is submitted to without murmur.
Col. Dodda, the French chief in command,
ectare.s that in all his experience ho has
jvor met with suutl ferocious bravery as
hat exhibited by the amazons.   He says
liat these she devils aro by far the most
irtnidablo of King Behanzln a forces.   They
uly fire al close range for u. tew minutes,
hen throw away their guns, and, littering
err.Bc screams and yells, charge madly
gainst the ranks of the enemy, using their
irge, curiously shaped knives wilh a fury
hat death alone will end. F.vcn win u shot
lown and   trampled under  foot  they   will
ight io the last gasp, stabbing blindly at
heir assailants above, biting and tearing
he legs of those standing over them. Before
���oing Into battle the amazons are given
iberal quantities of rum, whtoll gives them
he frenzied fierceness and daring reckless*
loss which always marks their attacks.
Tho uniform of the amazons is a short
iloevalws tunlo ot blue ami while native
sloth, with short, half*Turkish trousers and
��enrioua headdress ornamented with horns,
Md and young, ugly or handsome, ihey
ire all alike marvelous to see.   As full of
muscle as the male warriors, their ullitud.
or "set up," is us well disciplined and
-���orroci. The leaders of each regiment arc
easily recognized by their rich attire and
ferocious  aspect.    This  is   probably   then
last appearance on the field of battle, at
franco, when it annexes tha Dahomey tor
ritory, will abolish this army of sin- devils,
and at last accounts Col. Dodda ami his
forces were before the very walls of Abomey,
t Cnrlotu ������iu,iy of Man's Dealings wtlti
the iiniie Creation.
A book whioh will delight all lovers of
the curious and grotesque its well as provide
food for serious thought, has hist appeared
at Naples under the title of the " criminal
beasts." its author Sig, d'Addosio, tie-
scribes it ns a mere attempt to deal with
the subject. He prepared il without assistance, and admits that it only imperfectly covers ihe ground he has outlined. Yet,
it presents a perfectly astounding array of
faots ami veracious Incidentsrelatin? to the
supposed aiucnahilily of brutes to the civil
The reader is first reminded that the ancient laws of the Egyptians, Indians, Persians, Hebrows.anuureeksattrlbutQd rights
and duties to animals, and decided that
equally with men animals were subject to
praise or blame, reward or punishment.
For this reason severe penalties were in
Btitllted against men who look the life of
animals, maltreated or hurt them without
reason ami equally severe penalties were
awarded to animals for aoto hurtful to thc
lives or property cf men. Little by little
these laws, which flourished when mankind
was still child-like and ingenuous, full into
disuse ns the human race became aware of
its Immense superiority, and finally the
eold and reasoning Romans denied to
animals any rights and duties, and pronounced them to bo void or cansaienoo or per-
aonality, without, however, deciding that
they were mere machines, Then came a
reaction. The middle ages, distinguished
for the predominance of imagination over
reason, leapt back ut a bound to superstition
and barbarism, and all rights and duties
were restored to animals, together with
such responsibility that when they committed any act hurtful to man or his works thoy
wore summoned is orimhials and subjected
to the rigor of the law. In the sixteenth
century this humanizing of animals began
again to decrease, until iu the seventeenth
century it entirely disappeared.
After this historical sketch Sig. d'Addosio
considers the advance of science in relation
lo the animal kingdom, The theory of evolution, which ascribes lo brutes thc rudiments of human attributes, is carefully reviewed. The modem school of science, Bays
the author, declares that, in common with
mankind, animals possess reason, will, con-
actouoo, language, sentiment, aud sociability, and lhat the whole difference lies in the
more or less, in quantity and not in quality.
The modorn penal school now begins to ask i
" What is crime':" ami Itself replies that
crime is a natural phenomenon, common io
plants and animals equally with men.
Now, slyly observes ."Sig. d'Addosio, if this
theory bo corned out toils logical consequences, il would result that an animal
which has si until against human society
ought lo be punished for its crime, as it was
in Ihe middle ages.
Tho curious lawsuits which were, in the
middle ugej, ho often instituted against
members of the animal kingdom wore sometimes penal, sometimes civil. The former
wero directed against animals that had destroyed human life, or resorted tu magic
and diabolical works, when tho accused
were put in prison, tried, sentenced, condemned, and executed according to all tho
formalities ot lawsuits against human criminals. The civil suits wore directed against
such animals or insects us attacked and
damaged cornfields, vineyards, orchards.
meadows, and bo on or in any other way
wars hurtful to the possessions of men.
When prayers and processions hail been re-
BOrtCll to iu vain, an appeal was made to
tbe local ecjlesiastioal judge, who cited
llie destroyers to appear before him. nominated advocates for and against. The 111'
habitants of tlio damaged district did the
Bame,nnd the trial took place with solemnity
and with all the tcdioita detail und long-
winded argument of mcrli.-val justice ami
jurists.    The sentence generally condemned
tho accused insects or animals to leave tho
invaded territory within a given date ou
pain of curses and excommunication, ami
almost always assigned some uncultivated
place where they could retire ami live as
they plMSOll, Often, when the creatures
had been deaf to the sentence, a new trial
ami verdict was undertaken to carry out
the exoomtnnnieatlon.
There aro given III ihe book, on the an-
tborily of ollieiul records aeaounbl of a vast
umber of trial iof horses, i-ati l--,towls, tlois,
gnats, snakes, Iccohos, etc   The  majority
of cases ure taken Irom the records ot French
courts,  though  Italy furnishes a goodly
mbcr.   In Naples Itself, for oxamplo, an
ass was solemnly tried ami condemned to
burned to death���a proceeding which
called forth a BCOftllig poem from a wit of
tlio  period,   Civil  suits   wore generally
Hrootetl againstvormlo, such as caterpillars,
grubs, leeches, locusts, rats, mice, and soon.
In 1451a suit was Instituted against iho
leeohes which Infos tod the ponds in the
neighborhood of Uerno, in Switzerland, and
the'bishop of Liusannc, in his  instructions
'jIb parish pi lests of llerno, whicli Instructions wero solemnly approved ��t by the pro-
feasor of the  University of Iteldolburg,
mentioned that It Would beadvisible to pro-
3liro " some of the aquatic worms ami place
them before  the magistrates."   This  was
done, and the leeches, both those present
and those absent, wero ordered to leave the
places they had an boldly infested within
threo 'lays, on pain of Incurring tho malediction of God.
In conclusion the author dwells upon tho
fact that Bcioutifia knowledge Iibh swept
away nearly all tlio legends and fancies concerning tho animal kingdom, A history ot*
inch legends is, ho holds, highly prolific of
,'aluablo thought ami forms a most, curious
ihaptor of the history of the human mind
Liolf, lie dwells upon the modern movements for the protection of animals  from
loltyand prophesies for the future a tlmo
when n still mote intelligent and sympathetic interest will be bestowed upon
SundaySohool Toachor���"Noah took ji
pair of every living thing lutothoark so
that they wouldn't drowned." Little
Johnny���"Say, ma'am, was that thc ien-
ton he took in the fish J"
The personal estates of the late Duke of
Manchester was ��633.
Lord Coleridge has declined an Karldom,
which would remove him from the bench.
The Queen's preferences are now said to
lie toward Do Verc, ihe Irish poet, for the
vacant luureuteship. Mr. Egau will regar.1
this as painful.
Cancer has been discovered in American
brook trout in a pond in New Zealand. It
was supposed that the disease was unknown
to fishes.
The Mikado of dapau lias no mere llori-
cultural little country to rule over. He is
the sovereign of 40,000,00 I people who live
in 18,000 towns and villages.
King Francis of Asia, grandfather of King
Alfonso of Spain, is nearly 70 yens of age
and of dwarfish proportions that do not exceed those of his little royal grandson.
The Gorman Emperor his added the dec
oration ofthe Btaok Fugle to that of the
Red, which he had previously given to
Count Taafo. Over hero it is ihc eagle that
gets Ihe taffy.
Four men,   one of them au  underlonker
named Cartwell, were suffocated in a seven
feet seam ofthe Whitecross Colliery at Ski
mersdule, near Ormskirk, on Saturday, by
un inrush of gas into the workings.
The profits uf tho Paris Post Office, whiol
last year amounted Lo ten millions of dollars, have moved the Post Office clerks to
consider what Btops they should lake for
gelling their salaries raised.
British officers In India are to occupy a
lowly position after death, according to
BOmo of tholr native troops, who hold the
doctrine of the transmigration of souls. No
Hindoo sentry iu Bombay Over fails to salute
a passing black cat, for he firmly bellev
that the soul of a British officer Inhabits
that sable body.
The Duo de Moruy, distinguished as a
amateur photographer, has given to th
French War Office a process by whicli
paper of any kind or thickness can receive a
photographic print Highly Impressions can
be made in a minute at a trilling expense.
Soldiers' certificates of servico and character will bear the owner's portrait.
Mr. E. S. Travels, writing to a London
evening paper on Friday, says:���During
the last lew days there has heen cartel
from some place (not known to me] und discharged into barges at a wharf on tin
Thames at BlackfrTars, a great quantity oi
human remains, one barge alone having '_,i.
skulls ami various human bo*ios visible,
Surely this is punishable by law. Such a
ghastly and revolting sight is a disgrace to
any civilised country.
The largest cannon manufactured by the
great German gunmakor, Krupp,ltls recorded, weighs 270,0001b. The calibre of this
monster hostile engine is 1'1'iti, and tin
barrel is 44ft long. The greatest dlamete
of this gun is li*.ft, antl its range of lire i
about 1'..' miles. Tha projectile is 4ft long,
weighs 27001b, and is tired by a charge of
powder weighing 701b, This gun, it is
slated, will carry for nine miles, and penetrate !_*IJ inches of solid steel armour.
Mi. Churtan, West Chester Coroner,
held an Inquest at Delamore on Monday
afternoon on thc body ot Ann Mosely, aged
40, who died under peculiar circumstances.
The deceased, who had latterly been mentally deranged, eaoaped from her nurse on
Friday night, and was found by a policeman sitting quite dead on thc bank uf a
brook, with her feet dangling 111 the water.
Dr. Moroton was of opinion that death resulted from starvation and exposure to cold,
A verdict was returned accordingly.
A woman, about 'Jll years of age, who
states that she belongs t> tho theatrical profession, swallowed a quantity of oxalic acid
in Tottenham Court (toad, London, early
on Sunday morning. She was taken to thc
police station by a constable, where the inspector gave her an emetic antl sent for tho
divisional surgeon. Ultimately she wus removed to the hospital. The acid caused
excruciating pain, but she is quite out of
danger. She has explained lhat the reason
she took the acid was disappointment at a
gentlemen not meeting her according to
Late on .Sunday evening Mrs, Wright,
wife of a hat manufacturer residing in High
Town, Luton, met with a terrible experience at the hands of a tramp. It appears
that a rough-looking man went to her residence, ami, on learning lhat Mr. Wright
was out, attacked her with considerable
violence. A sharp struggle ensued, and
evontually the unfortunate lady was stun*
ued. The man then escaped with a small
amount of money in silver. Mrs. Wright
Waa shortly afterwards found lying uncon- j
scions in a poo! ot blood, Sho was still iu a
critical stale on Monday, and her recovery
Is extremely doubtful.
A ������I'iry Mr. William Hancock is telling
on the lecture platform in England reflects
great credit upon the sagacity of the bulla-
Iocs in Sumatra, where he bus been traveling. He says that these intelligent animals,
being in great fear of their mortal enemy,
the tiger, take refuge at night In the rivers,
where they rest iu peace and comfort with
only their horns and noses sticking above
the water. Possibly the traveler derived
his information from veracious natives liko
those ot (.'mitral Africa who regaled Dr.
Junker with tales of monkeys who built
tires ami cooked their food after thc manner
of the lords of oreatioi.
Commander Dandas, I'.N'., of the British
Imperial East Africa Company, is on his
return to England, after having devoted
nearly two yeurs to a successful exploration
in tho steamer Keiiiu, of the rivers Tana
and Juba. Alter making his way for more
than 300 miles up the Tana last year, Coin-
mandor Dundaa reached Mount Konia by
caravan, ami ascended it. tn a height of Its-,-!
iwOft. This year he ascended the Juba
more than 400 miles, established pacific relations with the Somalia of the country, ami
reached ihe spot still marked by the wreck
of the Guelph, the steamer in which Baron i
von der Dookens navigated the stream in!
he ill-faied oxpedftion, 27 years ago, whioh
inded in his belns murdered with live of his
[European companions.
The city of Panama has founded u public
library to commemorate the four hundredth
anniversary ol the discovery of the New
World.   Tin'- Star and Herald speaks ofthe
Institution us u ''long-felt waul," and those
who knew Panama in ihe palmy days oftllO
canal buildets utnl Speculators will he interested in the Indications of a romarkablo
iliailgodown there.    The Municipal Coun-
ill made au appropriation of funds to Install
and maintain the library, which is to he
known us the Uiblioteca Colon. Three
hundred volumtawero provided to stun '.he
library, and llie Society Progre-to del 1st mo
has denoted some 800 mere, which formed
Its library. The general public is invited to
take a patriotic interest In tho institution
und make it a worthy inemoiial ol Cristobal
Colon, as they call him.
According to a Paris telegram, thero has
jiiai concluded botore tho Mayonno A-sisresa
sensational case Which UOVellstS will not neglect to note. M. Trobet, a voionn try surgeon, was accused of having poisoned a
woman named Tubur.with whoso parents he
lodged at Carroii. He bail promised mar-
Huge to thc girl, and hor mothar, who was
reported io bo in lnvo wilh accused, was for
a time Implicated in tho oliorgo, M. Trobot
maintained that D'ttdoinolaeHo Tabur took
arsenic rather than survive disgrace and reminded the court thai he fully intended to
marry her, and that her father was opposed
to tlio match. The veterinary .surgeon ami
Madame Tabnr were acquitted.
The landlord of a Florida hotel at which
game figured sparsely on the hill of fare had
among his guests recently a sporting Rug-
Unman who ouo day made tho assertion
that there worcplenty of ducks and plenty
of quail tn be had within u few miles of the
lintel. The landlord said,satirically, " I'll
give you Til) cents for every-'duck yon got
and 25 cents a pale for quail," Tho Briton,
lith one man accompanying, set off. At
nightfall they returned, and a witness of the
incident said. " Wet, sir, they just cover-
id the otlice Iloor with birds. 1 never saw
mything liko it. And the landlord had to
pay, too.    Yoa,  sir.    He sputtered   for a
while about its being unsportsmanlike to sell
game, and ail that, but he had made * promise and he had to stick to it. Being a
mean man it nearly broke his heart, but hi
quests had all the birds they wantetl for th
next week.*'
On Tuesday night an alarming collision
occurred iu the Mersey between tho Walla
Boy ferryboat Crocus and the nailing vessel
Eurydlce during a log which prevailed,
the ferryboat had about 300 passengers ot
board, and in going towards Seacombe she
ran into the Eurydlce, which arrived on
Tuesday from Vancouver, and was at anchor iu mid-stream. The collision was followed by ,1 panic on the part ot tho ferry
passengers,   who   rushed   to  the  lifebelt3,
prepared for a struggle for life. The funnels of the ferryboat came tumbling down
on the affrighted passengers, followed by a
rush of steam, which Intensified the situation. The tarda of the Eurydlce struck
some of the ferry passengers, ono having
his leg fractured aud others sustaining
minor injurus. Tho captain of the ferryboat at length succeeded in calming the uf
frighted passengers, who were ail safely
landed at ill* landing atage.
Some Idea of how it rains in the tropics
may be gleaned by Northern readers from a
few items in lato West Indian   newspapers
relative to the "autumn showers.    One
day it is noted that on the previous evening "a block occurred on the ear line at
North street, ono of the cars being unable
lo cross tho gully, down which the water
was rushing like a river." Another day
several gangs of men were reported out repairing the diiuugo done to the oar tracks
by tho " showers of thc previous day.''
Next day tha city had men out "cleaning
up ihe debrta washed down by the shower.'1 At a celebration the people were de
tuined iu the building over three hours by
the showers. The children were kept
from school one day, And there have been
times when the " showers" have developed
into " hcary raius," and business has
had to he suspended hi Kingston, even to
the extent of newspapers suspending put
lieation. II.it the marvellous way the
country freshens up after the showers
makes tlieii not only welcome, but simply
A Ttirllllllg Hear CbnSO 111 Hit*  Muskokn
"What's that?" said Jack starting, as
wo were tin'whint1 our bite one snowy morning last week, ami hud nearly given up thc
idea of having any thrilling experience lo
relate to out uuxitnis friends iu distant
homes. The noise was that of crackling
sticks, apparently being crushed beneath
the feel of somo wild habitant of the Mtts-
lioku wilds, .lack sprang from his block of
woo.l whicli answered tlio duty of a chair,
and peeping from out our tent whispered
that he saw a great big hear at a short distance from us. I insiautly seized my double
barreled gun, took aim, discharged both
barrels and struck old Bruin���not to kill,
however, perhaps not to wound, though i
was fully Intent on both, Mr. Bear at once
bounded into a thicket, not leaving even a
little fur behind. We were uot to bo discouraged, howevei, in this our Qrstbeur experience, so seizing our shot und powder
llasks and calling our dogs we look to the
ihaso. Recent snow was valuable assistance
for ns. fur the bear's track on his runaway
was till that could be aeon, hence it was not
uneasy for us to follow thc trail of our
would-be victim
Our dogs hud preceded us on thc trail.
and ere we had peuetrutod many thickets
or fallen over many of Muskoka's rocks and
boulders wc heard the burking of our hound
in the near distance. Nerved by probable
victory we hastened, if possible, our steps,
and were delighted to see. shortly our faith
ful dogs at the hot loin of a large tree baying furiously and wilh their hungry eyes
lii-ccted to its brunches. Up there among
ihc snowy boughs sat bruin t|uite unconcerned ami defiaut. Without delay we discharged our guns, but without effect ; a
second and a third time without result,
further than the merest ruflle of bruins
shaggy hide.
Wc were not surprised at this, however,
for tn our hurry we had brought partridge
ihot which wus certainly loo tino for the
present occasion. The only alternative now
wus for one of us to return to the camp for
heavier ammunition, while the other kept
watch. Jack, who was probably the more
nervous of the two, agreed to get tho shut
and at once started oil at his utmost speed.
In that 45 minutes during Jack's absence
many vague terrors crept over me, the
ohlofest being the fear of Bruin coming down
the tree and demanding a hand to-puw encounter, in which I certainly would be Ihe
vanquished and perhaps squeezed*to-dcath
party, Thanks to Bruin, however, he sat
mule and motionless, save for an occasional
glance askance, probably looking for some
safer avenue ol escape than down ihc tree.
Jack returned, bringing thc moob-deaired
shni ami also an nx. In a jiffy we had reloaded and both 11 red almost simultaneously.
These four shots had evidently taken sonic
effect, for Bruin begins to tremble and appear very nervous. A repetition of the dose
shortly afterwards provtd more than old
Shaggy could stand and hang on to the tree
at the same time. Consequently he topples
over, his last clutch Is loosoned and he falls
to tho ground with i thud, Not to lie quiet,
however. He regained his feel, antl with a
rollicking movement attentats a retreat from
his cruel assailants, who have reloaded in
ihe meantime and lire, bringing his much-
abused hotly to iho ground for ihe lust time.
1 at once seized the ax anil dealt him some
heavy blo��'S on the head, though I confess
Brain's pitiful and sympathy-inviting eyes
peering on mo caused my Immunity to rise
within me a little and I almost hesitated to
strike the last blow: but being an Englishman who works for victory, with bull-dog
tenacity I struck the delayed blow, thii
time to beat tlmo to Bruin's last kick.
.lack ami I trealed ourselves to bear's
meat for dinner, ami we feel that tills, with
minor experiences, will repay us for our
lirsi hunters experience in the wilds of
No one doubts that Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Hemedy really cures Catarrh, whether the
Jliease lie recent or of long standing, because
the makers of il clinch their faith in it wilh
a$300 guarantee, which isn't a mere news-
piper guarantee, but "on call" in a moment.
That moment is when you prove Unit jlx
makers can't cure you. The reason for their
faith is this : Dr. Sage's remedy has proved itself tho right cure for ninety-nine but
of one hurtdrodoasos of Catarrh In tho Head,
ami the World's Dispensaiy Medical Association oau afford to lake the risk of you
being the one hundredth.
Tho only qu Btian Ib���-arc you willing to
inuki-the test, if the makers ate willing to
take the ink? If so, 'he res! IseaSV, Von
pay your ilmgglst 130 cents ami thc trial
begins. If you're wanting the 8500 you'll
got something hotter���a cure!
If brevhy is the soul of wit, then la it any
wonder that the short man is witty?
Dr. Harvey's .Southern Bed Pino for
coughs and eolds is the most reliable ami
period cough medicine iu the market. For
sale everywhere
Who among you is honest? Does not
every one of yon love to steal���a while
away t
A Tale That Beads Like a Nov A
TfteBtoryef George Hewitt-Helpless tm
Thirty Years���Al la*. Flndi Rellrfta a
Simple  Way���The Story < orriiliorated
1��V lt�� llaltle Hllui-sses,
OranRovUlQ Host.
For several mouths The Post, iu Common
with many other journals of Ontario has
been publishingaccounts of miraculous cures
in various parts ot Canada and the United States. We must confess, however, that
we have paid little or no attention to these
reported miracles, and probably our indifference would have continued to the cud
had it not been for a little accident that occurred in our ollioe when Washburn's circus
was in Orangeville a few weeks ago. Mr.
Stewart Mason, a respectable young farmer
of Albmn township, called at our otlico on
business ou that occasion, aud as he was
leaving wo happened to ask him���a course
generally pursued by tho newspaper man in
search of nows���if there was anything new
in his vicinity. He replied that there was
nothing very startling and followed this up
by asking us if wc had heard of the wonderful cure nf a man named Hewitt at Mono
Mills. We confessed ignorance, and then
Mr Maaoh Said that from what he had
heard it was undoubtedlyunothoriuiracnlous
cure through the agency of Dr. Williams'
famous fink Pills. We had become so
thoroughly imbued with the idea thai the
various details of miracles in other purls
were only a new ami catching fake in ihe
booming of patent medicines that we must
admit Mr. Mason's intimation of a genuine
local cure at onee excited our interest. W
look a note r>f the name ami, quietly made
up our mind to Investigate the mutter at
our earliest convenience, We came lo the
Conclusion that there must be something in
it, for Mr. Mason, a respectable and reliable
young farmer, would uot for a moment bo
suspeotedof equivocating ou a matter In
which he had any interest, much less in one
which did not concern nitu. A few days
ago The Post   despatched a  representative
to Mono Mills to mako a full Investigation
of the nl e.jjcd cure ol OeorgS Hewitt, He
first called ou Mr. John Aldoits, proprietor
of the Commercial Hotel, and after a fow
usual preliminaries asked him if he knew a
man named Hewitt, in the village " Is that
the old man that wasn't able to move a short
time ago, and is now getting all right so
fast i" queried Mr, Aluous. Thc reporter
nodded assent, and in less time than it takes
to tell it the quilldrlvor and the obliging Mi. Aldoiis wero on their way to
the lieu and comfortable home of
Mr. Samuel Benson, with whom it was
learned Mr. Hewitt resided. The Uensou
home is in the eastern suburb of the village,
und upon the reporter anil Mr, Alliens calling, they were courteously received by the
b-isy house-wife, who was not too busy,
however, tn spare time to tell The Post all
about her interesting hoarder und his miraculous cure. Mr, Benson was not at borne,
and The Post at once suspected that agent*
leman between 50 and GO years, who occupied a chair in a corner of the cosy room,
was no other than the famous Geo. Hewitt.
Tlio surmise proved correct. Mr. Hewitt
shook hands with the sorl e, remarking as
he did so. " I could not have taken hold of
your hunt! a few months ago." When the
object of the visit was announced, Mr.
Hewitt, who is au Intelligent, well educated
man, began to dilate in glowing terms on
the wonderful change that hud come over
him. ".Shall I tell you thc whole story';"
kfld he uf the reporter, and upon the latter intimating his desire to here all. Mr.
Hewitt gave him the following narrative!
' In old Ireland, thirty years ago, 1 was
ling a stone wall one day wheu I foil
backward   ami   had my spine injured so
ily that a short  time; later I became j BurprI|od l0 nPftr of   reat beneficial results
almost entirely disabled.   _ Ihe fatal ellects   ^.^ ^ ^^ ^^     W(j
Clifford Blackmail
A Boston   Boy's   Eyesight
Savocl  Perhaps His Life
hope that the cure will go on until I
am completely restored. I drove down
to tho village lust twelfth of July. It was
in April I commenced usine the pills, and
the friends who saw mo could scarcely be-
Ileve their eyes. It was like the appearance of a spectre or an apparition. "Oh,
I tell ynu sir," said the grateful man wilh
enthusiasm, "it is my full intention io
write a pamphlet on all tint 1 have gone
through, on all that has been done for me,
and you may be sure that the chief prominence will ho given to ])r, Williams' Pink
Pills. They are a boon which cannot possibly be loo widely known."
The reporter could scarcely believe that
Mr. Hewitt's voice, now so silvery and resonant, was ever the squeaky, feeble
and indistinct organ of speech he had
indicated, and the scribe questioned Mrs.
Benson on this point. She suit) that
every word Mr. Hewitt had related was
literally true, ami on the question of
the restoration of his voice she was
corroborated by Mr. Aldous, ami other
respectable witnesses whom the reporter
mot in tho village later in the day. Mi.
Aid,.n:t auid he wus not   surprised at the .
Iiesitaii'.-y   of people about   believing   tho ' ��� , ,���     ���,     . _ ,
wonderful cure.   He did not think that ho   ** Hood's Satsapurllln-Ulood I ot-
himself could credit it if he had not been j sonetl by Canker.
an eye witness of the whole affair,    lie had       Reafl ^ foUow|ng friim ��� grato(u. Im>Um_
known Mr. Hewitt tor years, knew  that, .. My mt!l, 1)liy h.llt s,:i1m t-vver when l years
his former utter helplessness was as no bad   ^ * d ( |(if(, ( Wi,.lk ;im| wlt]| hl(K1(l
described, and either he had lo say it was
not Mr. Hewitt who sat before him or in
admit the miraculous escape "These pills,*'
said Mr. Aldous, "are certainly a wonderful remedy."
The re orter shook handswiih Mrs, Pen
sou umlthn cheerful Mr. Hcwiil, and start-
id forth into the street a doubting Thomas
no longer, lint promising to transmit to
the Dr, Wllllami1 Medicine Co. Mr. Hewitt's, lavish expressions of thanks 'or what
their wonderful Pink Pills hail done hr
him. " Here wo aro," thought tho scribe,
"in the cold and practical nineteenth century but here's something right here in thii
little village of Mono Mills mightily closely
bordering tm the miraculous all the same."
After leaving the Itenson home the reporter sought out Postmaster Mills, whom
lie found equally eloquent in his praise
ol the wonderful Pink Pills. "They're
certainly a great remedy," said he, " and
anyone that doubts this has only to be
told about (jcorge Hewitt's case. 1 suppose you have heard llie whole story,
and there's no   use iu my   wearying you.
The pills have undoubtedly worked ihe
amazing change that is to he noticed In
Hewitt's condition. ItwasIfirBtsentfortbo
pills for him, and I can certify lo the striking change." The reporter further learned
that the Pink Pills were kept for sale by
Mr. Mills, uud that the demand for them
*������ us large und increasing. The representative of The Post conversed with many
other oltliens of Mono Mills regarding Mr.
Hewitt's case and found all agreed on the
question of his former condition, his restoration and the remedy, Kvery one in ami
around the village, in fact, appeared to
know all about tho cure, and Pink Pills
seem to be a household word in that section. On the Post's return to Orangeville
Mr. Richard Allen, ox-warden for Duf-
ferlu county, dropped Into our office. The ex-warden resides about three
miles from Mono Mills, ami was ask-
.1 if he had heard anything about
what Dr. Williams' Pink Mill had done
for Mr. Hewitt. He had heard nil about
the case, and wus unhesitating in ex;
pres-lng ihe opinion that nils was u
itriklug Instance of great results following
tho use of the pills. "I'm not much of a believer in wonderful cures I read about.'
saitl the e.vwarden, "but I have known
Hewitt for years, ami this change in him i-
certainly astounding." The Post was aur
prised to hear that Dr, Williams' Pink
Pills were extensively used in this section
but after the Hewitt narrative it was no
linlinnrd ��'Ufa ��unit, i.    Un eyes lifetime
so inflamod that his Buftcrliuts were Intense, and
for ioven weeks ho
Could Not Open His Eyes.
I look him twice during that time to tin* Rye
and Bar Infirmary on Charles street, but their
remedies failed to do him the faintest shadow
of good, l commenced giving him Hood's
Barsanarllln and ti soon cured him.   I havo
in-ver ilouliteil thai It ..ntf.1 Ilia ���lahl, even
if no; ft in very lift'.    Ynu limy use this tOS-
tlmonlal in any way you choose, lamulwaya
ready tosouuu the praise ol
Hood's Sarsaparilla
because of (lie wonderful good it did my son."
Amur, p, i'i,\rijM\N. S8S8 Washington St.,
Boston, .Mass. CIct HOOD'S.
HOOD'8 PlLLS at-e lioml mndo, nmi are jier-
foct lu cotOpOllUon. t>''"'mt*i-��' ' -t'tnearnm-u.
That people would have hern regularly iHiiift
our Toilet Son|is since is,;, (forty-seven lent?
year-) if l hey had not boon GOOD 1 The public
are not foolsnnd do not contlnuo to buygotxU
Unless thoy aro nattstaetory.
Of Complete Steam Launches from 20s I to .11*7
"Acme Coat-oil Boilers nnd Enfflnes" from
1 In s u |\   LnrKOslztM.    Coal or wood fuel.
"The Marsh steam  Putn|i'   the be-fc boiler
feeder in the market.    Returns oxhousl  into
fecit water hcatliiK it  from  hi to .UilcKives.
Km-   catalogue   Bend   Bo,   -tamp.    j��h\
t.|l 111". A CU,   4 arJ<-l(Mt I'liue, Out.
of iho fall were gradually but only too
apldly felt, and looking back on a stretoh
if time extending tive years over a quarter
of a century, there is little more in the
prospect than apioture of pain ami gloom
nd suffering. About twenty-eight years
ago 1 came lo Canada and am known around
the country here for miles. Until twelve
years ago I could sit ou a chat r when placed
on it, and manage to move myself around a
ittle. Then even that comfort was suddenly taken from me. One day I was unintentionally thrown off tho chair, and tho second fall
may be said to have done all butend toy life.
There was not a ray of hope for me, not a
sign of a break in ihe dark clouds. Ever
since then my pitiable condition is known
to every one in these parts. All power to
use either arms or hands, legs or feet, completely left me. I could be propped upright
in a chair, but something had to be put in
front of me lo keep me from falling forward.
Usually a chair like this," and ns Mr,
Hewitt spoke ho lifted and drew forward a
lhair which was near him, " was placed iu
front of We and on this 1 would rest my arms.
Not only was all power left my limbs, but
every feeling likewise. Why, ynu could
run a needle right into my flesh ami I
would not know what you were doing un-t
loss I saw the act. A myriad of flies intgll
light and revel on me, but 1 would be in
happy ignorance ol" thc fact, When I was
laid in bed 1 could not got up or move unaided if I was given till creation. Tho only
are disposed lo conclude from what
parties told us, that the base imitation
business is already entered upon by tinpriu-
cipaled persons, and the public will do well
to see that tho Pink Pills they purchase
have all thc i arks 'if genuineness advertized by thc Dr. WllllanuvMedeolnBCompany.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills aro not a patent
medicine in the sense in which that term Is
usually understood, but a scientific preparation.    They contain in a condensed form all
the elements necessary to give new life and
richness to the blood nmi restore shattered
nerves. They arc an unfailing specific for
such diseases as locomotor ataxia, neuralgia, rheumatism, nevOHB headache, the
after effects of la grlppo, palpitation of
the heart, pale and sallow complexions,
and the lirctl feeling resulting from
nervous prostration ; all diseases depending upon vitiated humors in thc blood, such
ns scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. They
are also a specific for troubles peculiar to the
females, suohaB suppressions, irregularities,
and all forms of weakness. They build up
the blood and restore the glow of health to
pale and sallow cheeks. In Iho case of
men they effect a radical cure in all cases
arising from menial worry, overwork, or excesses of whatever nature.
These Pills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Brockvillo,
Out., and Schenectady, N. V., aud arc sold
only in boxes hearing their trade mark and
... i ,       .i   wrapper, at CO ots. a box, or six boxes for
partofmyiyitamln wind, any straigtl , , .'���    ,,      .      |d   ,     ���     m]iM,,
seemed to terrain, was my neok,J^at last  ,,i||k vm arc mm lM ,��� ^ m hy l|le
even my  head fell forward on my   breast,
ami I was Indeed a pitiable Bight. My
voice, formerly as clear aud ringing as it is
to-day, seemed to go like the strong!) and
feeling from the rest of mc, and sometimes
1 would scarcely be able to make myself understood, 1 know you hear me with incredulity, for you can scarcely believe that
the helpless und hope!  '������������ l; ' ' '     '"
ly.  HQldbrdrugBis.*
Heal beauty is just as dawtHng in a calico
wrapper as it can possibly be in silk or
The MriSBftchUBoUs Legislature has abolished the lifty (rent poll tax asn prerequisite
for women's voting fur school committee,
Since   tho poll   tax for  men baa now been
abolished as a prerequisite tor voting In
Massachusetts, thisTs only equitable, and
Will meet with general approval,
ihod is tho man who now sils befor
cheery, vigorous ami hopeful. Un the legs,
which a short time ago were liolptossandsecm-
ed useless, 1 can now walk with a litllc assistance, being able last evening to go to
my room with my arm on on Mrs. Benson's
shoulder. Why, man, a few months ago 1
could not do that on tho promise of inheriting the kingdom of heaven." Hero Mr.
Hewitt stamped both foot on ihe floor with
much vigor and enthusiasm, "lu those
days," he resumed, "if I ever wrote any-
thing It was by placing tlio handle ofthe
pen between my teeth ami getting through
wilh llie work in that way. Don't ask me
if I tried the best doctors. 1 spent a fortune,
thousands of dollars, iu trying to get. cured.
[consulted physician after physician, and
paid some til them high fees for tholr
services. They all (ailed, utterly and hopelessly failed, to give me the slightest relief, You can put that down in big black
letters. Uf course you have heard what has
wrought this wonderful change In mo. 1
read in The Post and other papers of the
miraculous cures effected by Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, but I never dreamed that there
was even a glimmer of hope for me through
the use of this much advertised remedy.
Miracles might be worked on every side of
me, but there was no chance for me. I was
like the doomed leper, a hopeless out-
oast, a being whose sufferings and
[Usabilities would end only with tho
period of earthly existence. One day I
plotted op a paper ami read llie Saratoga
miracle, that case wdiere Mr. Quant was so
miraculously lestored by the Pink Pills, and
at once concluded to try the ama/ing cure
on myself. There must be some chance for
me, 1 thought, when a man who was as
helpless as Mr. Quant got such relief. I
bad no money, but 1 sent for Mr. W. J.
Mills, our popular and kind hearted general
merchant and postmaster, and he procured
mo a supply of tho Pink Pills, and these I
immediately commenced using with the
joyful result I have described, My voice
Ib fully restored, my head is upright once
more my chest (once so shrunk and hollow)
is rapidly filling lip, I am quickly securing
the use of my logs and arms, and oau feel
the slightest touch on any part' of inc. Is
there not a miracle here, indeed, ami would
not he a base ingratc if 1 refused to Bound rjljR
the praises of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills .' .,_.J
Bvonif I get no better than 1 am now I
shall he forever grateful foi what litis
been dono for mo.    Hut I   have great J
do/en or hundred, and any dealer who offe
substitutes is trying to dofrsud ynu nnd
should he avoided, Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills can be had of all druggists or direct by
mall from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company
from either address. The price at which
these pills aro sold make a course of treat-
invalid I have de- mont, �����l����**wly inoxponslvo, as com
will give positive and instant relief to those ftufferinq
from c0ld6, hoarseness, sore
Throat, etc., and are invaluable
to Orators and vocalists. R. 4
Shoot Music, Music Books, Guitars
BanjOli Violins, Accordoons and all kimN
it Band instruments. Thclargosl stock in
I'aiuula to choose from-
Clot our prleoi before ".uroluiBlng elsewhere
nnd snv.i money,
mi ILit you need nor.
sh uuallnlKul traepiuR
���' breath for ("ear or
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lhat m mm mm\
Invested Capital, $12,000,000
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nnd Increasing re
ouroos of this
'otnpany <
labofl its Diroota
1 lo make ad*
ranee" on 1
i:,\l. ESTATE ��0
unties io any
.intuitu, \v\
hoiil delay, at Ihe
owchi ourrono
ruteol niter
���st, aiidon theino-t
Loans giantcd on jniurovt'il  farms and on
productive town and city properties.
MotlgogOB and Dobonturos purcluwed,
Application may be imiilo tlirough thc local
Appraisers of tlio Company or to
J. Herbert Mason.
"         .M.iiniitinK lijn-clor. Toronto
pared with other remedies or medical treatment,
A. P. 034.
ti Ii. <ioii-.Hinl lv on hand, also prime American
Hon'-! Casing, Full lines New Hams I.onj;
I'leiir llacoii, I.oll-., Cheese. I.ard. etc. I'AUli.
Ui.Art;wi:i.i, �� Co. Ltd., Hueces-ors lo .Us.
PARK .^ BOX, Toronto.
Empire Tobacco Co . Montreal
ami WniXflBlCKSainouVthosowliouio the
new whams mm ihagiiii
tiii> Williams iir��. ta., i.i.i , Homreitl,
John  Bull Steel Plate Raaja
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Ii-nire ami si'o tbe elegant stovo before buy.
Inganyother, Bold by nil loadlns dealers,
.Man id by I:. ��l ft (.urury Co., Toronta
ien do it economically,
(.'hop your Grain with a
il elevates and screensthegrain,grinds
-'II to 40 bushels per hour and bags tho
Juhr Stones, unequalled for durability
WATEROUS, ��� Brentford, Canada r
13l\nt,VmC\tX\               land thseoouartats cans of float, OManp of             CLIM.B1H8 M0U5TIBNIA.
nUUbiinuULi. 'vwu, one\aU tsaspmhd of aloies, two ^_        ���-	
I Wouldn't be Cross.
1 wouldn't be cross, dear, It's never
Disarm the vexation by wearlmi a smile,
Lei hap a disa-tor, u trouble, a tons,
Just meet thc thing boldly and never be orosa.
1 wouldn't bo cross, dear, with people at homo
Ihey love you so fondly, whatever, may come.
Y*u may count on the kinsfolk around you to
on, loyally true in a brotherly band
6<  ----*-..-
I wouldn't be crow with a stranger, ah. nol       I Rider Haggard's novel*, and verify the old
Tothe pilgrims Wo meet on the Uie path wo axiom that "Truth is stronger than fiotion."
,_., _ __i teaspoonful ax moves, vn�� i
eggs, one half teaswwiM oi cinnamon, ono   ifu ttird tasaotewtrat Attempt to Renal.
half taaapooaful ���(salt, one even teatoson- I Itl tUww-CNwmad tanaill.
The third attempt to ascend Mount Kenia,
the anow-orowusd mauotain of eaat Africa,
lying directly under the equator, was made
in July last. Joseph Thomson was the first
explorer to attempt this ascent. He climbed up the west Blope to ahighelevatian,but
was not able to get to the top. Count Tola*
ki met with no better Buceesa a fow years
later on the north side of tho mouutain. One
fact that madaeuocess diliiuult iu tho case
of these explorers was the unfriondly attitude of tho natives living ou the lower
slopes and at the foot of the mountain.
The third attempt in July last was made
by C.tpt. bund h and his companions, wh<
ascended the Tana River in the little steam
boat Kenia for '160 miles and then inarched
over-land to Mount Kenia. The day they
bcuaD to elimb the great mountain an its
south side they forced their way through
dense forests overgrown with mosses, dark
fnl of itda.   Thii makes a thin batter but
baked in a quick oven ia a very nice cake
A Romance of the Nlaeteenth Century-
A IV Italy Iranian Believes He lias
Married Hi-t Loag-Luit Daughter.
A Chicago despatch says:���Counsel waa
I retained the other day In one of the Btrang-
;S&SS:��ffi '&XT- I *���'"{������� sir}n& ? *s ��<^?'��<~*��
public.   The facta outdo those of any of
wouldn't be cro.w with a stranger, nh. nol       I Rider Haggard's novel*, and verify the old
roths pllKrims we moot on tbe life path wo  ax,0m that "Truth is stvongor than fiotion."
Thin kindness to give them good cheer as thoy   The lawyer in question is Jas. W. Drouil-
IKi-iK, lard, who has au olEoe in tho Chamber of
To clear out the flint stones and plant the soft   Commarco building, and tho client is Sam>
No. deSS'wIth a stranger tn trial or loss, j uel (��inton WUUtt, who asks the lawyer
I perohanoe  might be   silent, I wouldn't bo   to decide far him whether a woman whom
cross. I bo married about two years ago is his wife
No bitterness sweetens,   no sharpness may j or ''j8 daughter.
],,.���! About ia years ago, according to the
Tho wound which thc soul is too proud to ro-   story told the lawyer,  .Mr.  Willcta   w*s
��-,   Tcal- .. .      .   ,     .    ; I married to alias Mamie li. Kvans at Erie,
"No envy hath peace; by a (ret and ajar ' u       u i     ,~ e .. i si-
The iieaiitltni work ofiiuc hands woJmay mar. P'L He was only 1/ years of age, while
Lot happen what may, dear, cf trouble and ahe was just turning lti. ihey went to
loss. ""  " ��� ' '   '
I wouldn't be enm dear, I wouldn'tbe cross.
flanging out Clothe*
If you are a good husband, of course you
have helped your wifn to hang out clothes,
and you know how it in yourself.
It always blows furiously when anybody
Is washing. It isan old faying that " washing raises the wind," and there is truth in
live with Mr. Willets,' parents, nnd for
u year they wero happy. At the end
uf that time a baby girl waa born, and
the joy of the young couple know no
bounds. As time pasted, however, din.
sensions arose, and quarrels were Ire
intent. A crisis was at last reached.
One night whuu young Mr. Willets re
turned from bis work his wife and little
child were gone. Shortly afterwards he
heard that his wife had died. Six years
after bis Wiio deserted him,   Mr.   Willsta
It. And In the winter washing day is always niarrlcdCaroliuoHteveua.a young girl whose
fearfully cold. parents resided at a small town adjoining
Your wife is tired���women always are on Erie.   In less than two years a sou wus
washing days: and she nays how ahe does given to tliem, but his wife was taken away,
dread hanging out those clothes,  and  re- He named the child t'eorge.    It grew and
numbering that at the altar you so solemnly prospered in health, and whou 17 years old
promised to love, cherish, and protect her, fie entered tho employ ofthe firm of Hard-
you generously ofler to help her hang thorn jng| |>avU & Company, Wholesale hardware
oQt dealers iu Pittsburg, Pa,    In n fow years
Thermometer at zero, and wind blowing ho n9 8eut on tho road by the firm.   In
at the rate of ninety miles an   how.    The n few years the father mo,ed to Pittsburg,
clothes line is always stretched on the north mi] t00k up his residence with his sou.  On
side ot tho house, with spoeial reference, we Christinas night, in 1SGU, Mr.   \\ diets sat
suppose, tt just such an occasion as this.     | waiting in lib apartments for the return of
Your wife takes ono handle of the basket, ������ *     bbbbbmbbs-
and you take the other. Some desiguiug
person has emptied water on the door step,
it has frozen, and you are nut so cautious as
you should be to see toit lhat you stand firm.
Tko Heat of tha Body.
Of die warm-blooded animals, man has
tho most remarkable power oi sustaining
m in elimatea widely differing in temperature, the average being 08 degrees, Fahrenheit, in all parts of the habitable globe.
There is but a slight difference in this respect whether man lives at the equator or
in thewctiouacontiauous to the poles, or
as near as t is possible tot human beings to
exist. Thii is well Illustrated by the fact
Bhat Cupt. Parry, who wintered in the arctic region, the thermometer ranging from
forty degrees below zero to seventy degrees
fouud the animal heat to be almost precisely
Uie same as at the equator, while Capt.
Seoreaby found the temperature of the
whalo, one of the few warm blooded inhabitants of the ocean, to be one hundred and
four degrees above zero, very nearly agreeing with that of the equatorial whale,
though, in the former case the whal" was
his son, who had been ou the road for three
months,    .finally the door opened nud the
Welcome visitor came In.    He was uot alone.
With him ho brought a young and beautiful
r ���        . wife.    She was.�� Mil's Helen Wright, and
Iho first thing you know, you ure down ou  youngWUletshadmetand wouherluCleve-
the toe, and away goes the clothes-basket  j^  Ohio, while traveling for the firm,
aud gloomy, with no sign of life in iti deep' BMroundodby ice, ata'temperature below
shades. The eold was severe and tho heavy ' tfc�� freezing point of fresh water, the water
in which he spent his life being at about
theaame temperature. Aside fiutn this power of the body to equalize and control the
temperature, we might expect that the
bleed and other Quids of the body would be-
oom�� so congealed in the polacBuctious that
they could not circulate or psrform their
natural functions, resulting iucertain death
while, on the contrary, in tie equatorial
regions the fatty portions and the softer
nutters might become liquefied, This
power to conform to existing circumstances,
and realst the natural effects of tho heat In
itaaetlon on the fats, is the moat remark
ably illustrated when the human body is
subjected to unusual temperature, as when
aa eminoot man entered a room in which
the temperature waa ratted to two hundred
and sixty degrees, but it was still more remarkable when the " tire-ktae.," Chaubort,
entered an oven, heated Is six hundred de-
greos, a temperature twice ai high as is
necessary to cook meats and bread, bucIi a
heat not changing the form of his body, uot
sooking hla flesh. To enahle the body to
oonform to these varying conditions, to live
and thrive iu such widely differing temperatures, it is necessary to hive regard to
the food eaten as to the clothing worn. The
inhabitants of tbe highest latitude���where
no mortal need ever live fine it necessary
tolive on tbe "blubber" of the whale, or they
would soon freeze, while the inhabitant.,
of the tropics live very generally nn tho
juicy fruits and vegetables, with but little
solid  food.      Should these   two   classes
down over tho bill, with your wife hanging
to it like the tail to a kite.
You recover yourself, nud start after the
fugitives, and brine them back
Both her parents had recently died. Mr. Willets took a strauge fancy t? his sou's bride,
and as time passed it was diiliuult to say
which  loved her the more, hither or son,
You think you will begin with banging i;ol. ojj years the couple lived happily to-
out a sheet. A sheet will be plain work, gather, and eld Mr. Willcta seemed content
You take one up giugerly by thc corner, and cd,
ih liir it to the line, with' tlio other corners
"Oh, John l" cries your wifo, in atone
of dismay, " do be more careful! See what
a dreadful smutch you have got on that
sheet l''
On December 8, 1833, George Willets
['tied after u painful illness of six mouthB.
A few months after his son's death, Mr.
Willets and his daughter-in-law went
abroad. A singular attachment had sprung
up between them, and on January 13,18'JO,
You Beizo tbe other corner, and tlap it ] they were married iu West KensingtonL
over the line, and it freezes stiff ftB a board Loudon, ting., by Rev. Waye McLeouard,
the Instant it touches there, and is as un- nn Episcopal minister. Shortly afterward
manageable as a sheet of /inc. Yon give it they returned to America and travelled.
a savage pull and a twist to get it out Much of their time they Bpeut in Chicago,
straight, and the line ia loose and springs tta they intended to eventually make this
before yon, and then, when you let it go, . city their homo. A few months ago the pos-
springs back ayain, and takes your hat amid- nihility that he had married kin own daugh-
ships, and away it goes, aud the wind ter began to dawn upon the mind of Mr.
pounces on it and whirls it array to a fence Willets and be was forced to believe that
corner, where you possess yourself of it, hia wife wu tho little girl who had been
well filled with snow, and in good condition born to him many yeara before in Erie, Pa.
to obey a well-known medical prescription i Since then he has learned that his lirst
" Keep tho head cool," | wife after deserting him. went to Cleveland,
You return to thc charge, blowing where in lesi thanaeven years she married a
fingers, and your pantaloon legs full miin nftmcd John Wright. She brought her
of snow. Your wife tells you you should [jule girl lip under the name of Wright.
have put on mittens. " Mittens be���con- Shortly alter thc marriage her now fou d
founded!" you tell her, in an emphatic husband deserted her. Sho was loft alone
voice. You Ily at thc sheet again, and your w'th her daughter, and in a short time
wife telle you to let that sheet alone, and died. Miss Wright, left alone, sought cm-
hang out something you can manage. She pjoyment, aad earned her own living uu-
recommends you to try a shirt. I til sho mot George Willets in a house where
Soyou try a shirt, and you hang it over she was boardhic, and fell in love with him.
the line, with the neck part up, just as it is | Mr, \V.lints and his wife, or bis daughter,
worn, hut your wife tells you to bang that aB he now uaju her, arc living on thc North
shirt as it ought to be. Tho other extrcm- aiile. Mr. Willets has sent a private de-
itv belongs up. She takes an inverted view tcctive to Cleveland to trace thc career of
of things. You try to obey, but tho thing his first wlibi.
has frozeu fast to the line, and in  attempt '
mist and dew rendered everything damp1
and chilly. The following day the party
entered the region of bamboos. It would
havo been impossible to proceed further if
tho caravan had not taken advanta o of the
elephant tracka. Emerging from this bamboo thicket on tbe afternoon of the second
day, they found that the ridge along which
they were ascending ran nearly due west,
with four distinct ridges visible between
their standpoint and ttie peaks of Kenia,
which were about six miles distant and 10,-
000 foot above them, clad far up their steep
slopes with deuaa jungle. Between these
ridges were deep raviuss too deep for men
with loads to pass, and if they followed tbe
ridgo on whicli they stood to the summit,
it would take at least threo days mors to
reach it, tho ridges all runniuir arouud the
mountain side in spiral fashion from west
to cast. Tho party did not have a autliclont
supply of provisions to enable them to complete the ascent of Kenia. The highest
point reached was about 3,700 feet, and here
specimens of volcanic ash wero obtained,
und dog violets, thistles, docks, for-gct-mc-
nota, aud clovor were also found growing.
(.'apt. Dundas says that the mountain is
not a single mountain, but more properly a
mountain chain, stretching from west to
east, commencing in the high Leikipia plateau on tho west and rising steadily until it
culminate.1' in tho great double anow crowned peak. Then comes tho second large peak
with five or six smaller ones. Tho ascent
could, in all probability, be accomplished
without great dilficulty from its northeast
side, as the drainage, which iu a great measure forms tho deep ravines appears, aa at
Kilima-Njaro, to be on the southern aspect.
The point at which Count Teleki made bis
attempt to tbe north of the mountain seems
to present no insurmountable obstacles.
The highe.it point reached by Cant. I>un-
daa's party waa six miles south of the equator. The general appearance of the mountain anggests a comparatively recent volcanic formation, though the stops aaconded
waa ao densely covered with jungle that little geological information could bo gained,
there being only two exposures, one of volcanic ash and the other of basalt.
Mount Kill ma- Nj am, which is south ef
Kenia and a little higher, was ascended to
the summit of its tallest peak by Dr. Hans
Meyer three years ago,
An Elder Duck Farm-
A recent visitor to Iceland thua describes
tlit iniiuner in which the elder duck is there
protected for tho sake of the eider down of
commerce, which is so highly esteemed:���-
"One of the larger eider duck farms is situ-
atod on a small island in the bay at Reykjavik, and, with tho permission of the owner, can be visited by strangers. Not much
agricultural labor or ingenuity ia expended
by the cider duck farmer upou his property.
It consists for the moat part of a large field
SeasonaVe Buggastieus.
Dry, oleau bedding is a necessity if ye*" j watering pails.
would keep the stock comfortable and
healthy through the winter. For this purpose a good Bupply of straw should always
Ire under cover. If stacked outside there
will frequently be times when it can not be
had unless wet or covered with anow or
give an extraordinary yield of milk and
hence are to have richer food than that
given ti any single croup, oau then be given
he extra amount or concentrated food in
abruptly exchange the foodB ssfely adopted
by them, death would soon fellow, the one
tVecxinfl in a few days, at most, while the
other would contract tho yellow fever in the
same time. The acids and the juice of the
tropical fruits and vegetibles���largely composed of water���promote penpiration, one
of the most prominent moans of effecting
the escape ofthe surplus heat of the body,
while the thirst ot such regions encourage
frco water-drinkine, promotive of perspiration. Jo sustain tho body at the uocessaty
point of temperature, thore aro three classes
of the "heaters"���the sweets, the starches
and the fats, the latter being, relatively,
very difficult of digestion, so much so as not
Itiano argument against the value ol
well-bred stock that we occasionally find
an animal of very obscure pedigree which
embraces first-class qualifications fur some
epocial purpose. We have known common
steers whose feeding qualities could hardly
be excelled, and some hue milch cows whose
origin was very "scrubby," but tbe fact remains that such cases are the exception,
an** not the rule ; while with tfiorouyhly
well-bred stock it is a rule that the progeny
is good, and the poor individual is the exception. The prepotcnoy of well-bred stock
���tho power to transmit its qualities to its
oil -pi���ing���is a faot that must not be overlooked .
It may be a valid objection against tbe
Jerseys that they do not give a sufficient
amount of milk to suit the .iceds of the
dairyman who sells that article, instead of
making butter, yet even these would find it
of advantage to have an occasional cow of
t his breed in order to give color to the whole
prod ii.-t.
By putting bells upon the sheep tnueh annoyance from dogs may bo avoided. Have
a hell to every tilth or aixth animal, and
when they run there will be bo much noise
that the dogs will think beat to retreat.
The attention of tho farmer will aUo be attracted by this means, so that ho may come
to their assistance.
The experiments being conducted for the
euro of lumpy jaw in cattle, under tho direction of the Department of Agriculture,
appears to be quite successful, A better
knowledge of the means for controlling dia-
oasos means a better profit for the stock
Wheu cattle are aecn licking each other
it may usually be taken as an indication
that they need salt. Not having it, the
briny exudations from the skins ot their
companions attract them, and the habit of
licking each other la formed. By this
means large quantities of hair are taken
into the stomaah. Bciug indigestible, this
forms into hard balls end becomes a source
of disease, and sometimes causes death. A
want that is so easily supplied as this should
not be neglected.
Gross or Pure Bred* I
Among the questions discussed in a set
paper, and afterwards debated at thc late
British dairy farmers' conference was:
"Whether it is better to cross breeds or
breed pure for the dairy." The regular
paper was read by Mr. Henry Simmons,
who had tried a series of experiments. Bo
crossed a pure bred Shorthorn bull and
Jersey cows with the greatest success for
first or even second cross, then arose the
di'Jiculty���that of maintaining the cross, as
the animal drifted back to the pure breed
of the sire. He selected animals so produced from the herd and  crossed them ro-
Profitable Butter-Makin5-
Sotne of our exchanges arc saying that it
is all wrong to urge more farmers to turn
their attention toward dairying, aa we are
already Suffering from an OVer*BUpply of
dairy products. This is sheer nonsense.
Possibly in some markets there is a reported
glut of butter, but let a shipment tha'. is
strictly " gilt edge" go in, ami it would at
once find ready buyers at high prices. We
have never known, in this country, a lime
nor a market where there was an over-supply of really good butter. If farmers pro.
pose to CDgagu in dairying merely to add to
the stock of poor stuff With which wc are
already deluged, then thoy had better stay
out; but with our present knowledge of
advanced dairy methods there tsno Mouse
;or one beginning on this basis. It may be
difficult to get out of eld ruts when on�� lias
been in them a long time, but there is no
excuse for going in them in broad daylight.
���   -  *�����*��"��" v uiivMiiMwuiviw, """u,''.k__:_ I and other pure breeds, but in no ouae was it
ulni-ly unfavorable to those having impaired digestive powers, while in our climate
they are never absolutely necessary, the
aweota and at arch inn being all that wo really
need, tbe former being particularly palatable, while the latter are very abundant in
our grains, in the potato, eta
ing to break tho unfortuuate attachment,
you tear off thc collar-band, and split two
clothes-pins, and knock a picca of skin off
thc back of your hand,
Oh, the unutterable contempt which is expressed ou tho countenance ot  your wife I
I'-sIng Thru Like Broomsticks While tbe
Heartless Lover Lno<,hcil.
r  __. _    ^ "Speaking of prize fights reminds me of
She calmly reminds you of the fact, which one 1 once witnessed in Marseilles, France,
women are so found of enunciating, that between two as handsomo young women aa
men ure a nuisance, and requests you to go ever looked out upon the blue Mediterran-
into the house about your buBiticSB, I can," said Otto Gottsiugcr.
I'.ut you persist in your benevolent, efforts, 1 "The prize waa nothing more nor less
and seize upon a miscellaneous pile of mill- than the heart nnl hand of a gay young aea
ed things, which are worn only by the gent* Captain who might have posed for the statue
lcr sex, and you hear them in a wrinkled of Apollo, and who, rumor said, had prac-
wad to thc line, and lling them on. | tised piracy on the Barbary coast.    It was
The wind whirls half of them away iu a no soft-glove affair, let me tell you. In fact,
petrified condition, and you cling to the it was u duel to the death, aud the weapons
others in such a way lhat the lino cannot used were rapisra with points like cambric
bear tho pressure. It snaps in two, and ncedlos. It appoiri that the roving swain
down comes the whole cnucern into the was another Don Juan, and made mad love
anow and dirt of that back yard, and to every pietty woman he met. Two pretty
freezes there in leesthan uminnte. It will Marseilles lacs makers were the recipients
take gallons of boiling water to thaw those of marked attentions from him and grew iu-
clothea up from the ground, and thoy must sanely jealous of each other. Thoy mat one
go hack to the rinse again, and your fingers day in his presence and engaged in a very
feel like icicles, and your wifo is���excited, j undignified toratehtog match, and ho sug-
and wc draw a curtain over the scene. gestsd that they settle the ditlicnlty a la
But we want to tay that tho man who,'mode, promising to marry the survivor,
under auch circumstances, can keep his They agreed, and the next morning's sun-
temper, and not lapse into profanity, is rise saw thomiuawoodedsuhnrbof theoity
ready for tho millennium, and may expect with their attendants ready tor tho fray.
to be translated any duy, after the manner . Through a friend of the mischief-loving
of Eaoobs
Beoeipts Worth Trying. present.
._ _ _      ,. , " Your  French maid is nothing it not
Washington Uke.-Ouc cup oi eager,! drrtm!lti0i mA both stripped to tho waist,
ono cup of fionr, four eggs, a rounding table- .     J j       [kA   h**   dockings, and
spoonful 0 butter,   and   ono and   one half  giArl*    At UaSt that was iL only
tablcBpooufuls of hiking powder.    Bake in    ���" j^    The   c       ,n   aotfld ��
jelly ina For the filling grate one apple and ��  ceremonies and privately encour-
one half   the   yellow nnd   of    a lemon. .      fa ,        d J      , (f     M rf
Mix and set on the stove until 1 just comes    g 0n Mount Ida as I looked on the
to a boil. Spread between the layers while  Hwjn0t   Hflro ffaa pftri3( Veuu3( and JllQOi
it is warm. but jiijnorVfl dear Goddess of Wisdom, was
B..Kni Ccstaho.���Scald but not boil one conspicuous by liar absence. The combat-
quart of milk ; add by degrees to tbe . ant3 faced each other on a grassy plat, stir-
beaten yolks of four eggs, mixed with five rounded by live tress, just as the sun show-
tablespoonfula of sugar and when well mixed [ ej |,jg rim above thc wave ; aud thoy wont
stir in the whites. Flavor with nutmeg and at their work with a will. Neither know
vanilla and pour into a deep dish or custard) Rnytbtnfl about fencing, but each waa
cups. (Irate nutmeg on tho top of each, set: hungry tor tho other's gore, and roekless in
young Captain I learned of the affair, and,
��� company with a Parisian journalist, was
them in a pan of hot water and bake uutil
firm.    To be eaten cold,
H.\sm:n Potatoes With Orb am,���Chop
consequence.    Their temper soon got   tli
hotter of their judgment, however, and they
began to belabor each other with their wea-
,   ....�� ,..vvv0 ��u����   pons  as   though   tbey were   broomsticks
size of dice/but iu a bakingpan, dust wilh I Thi* proving unsatisfactory, they dropped
ivor   with   thick cream    their rapiers nnd began to pull hair, when
cold boi'ed pUatjea into pieces about the I pons
hia-of dice, but iu a bakingpan, dust with I Thin
salt and pepper, cover   with   thick cream    their rapiers
sprinkle  stale bread  crumbs  over the top I tho barbarous Captain rolled on the grass
1 ������        ��� ��� ���   - -" '- ��� nnd shrieked with laughter.   Tho jonrtiaiiat
icon got enough, and, despite tlio Captain's
protestations, separated tliem.
and bake in a moderate oven thirty niiu-
BriaKPAST Disii.���Chop finely nny small
pieces of beef steak ur roast meat, add bread
crumbs in the proportion of one tablespoouful to a codec cup of moat. Season with
fioppor aud salt, moisten with au egg aud a
it tie milk. Butter small patty puna and
fill them two-thirds full. Bako until they
aro browned, then break an egg over each
one and cook from threo to five minutes.
Remove from tho pans carefully that thoy
maykeep in shape. If the pausare well buttered they wilt brown well,
Hot Si.aw.��� Shave the cabbage fine then
put it on with just enough water to cook it;
wheu it is done put a little milk in, salt and
pepper; then rub a little flour and butter
together and stir iu ; or nco au egg instead
>[ the llour.
B01T.BD Ham.���Soak tho ham over night
then wash in two waters uud scrub with u
brush. Boil slowly allowing twenty ruin
utes to tbe pound*, When it has cooled
take off the ekiu aud ruh It over with beaten
egg, then spread over powdered cracker wet
with milk and lot it blown iu the oven.
Bean Root?,���Soak ono quart of beans
over night then put them into four qunrts
of water and hoi! two hours, Shred a few
pieces ot salt pork in the aoup, then boil
another hour. Strain through a colander,
pressing through all but the skins. Reason
to taste. Toust some thin slices of bread
and break into the tureen,
6piug Cake,���One cup ol sour cream, one
Public executions in Paris prove vcr<
profitable to thc owners of houses command
ing the scene. Windows are let out for the
occasion, tho landlords watuking for thi
first sign of tho elocution, and then at once
sending word to the persona who have hired
tho room. If an ordinary criminal is executed tho charge is usually about 15s. per
place, but should tho offender have committed any remarkable crime the price runs up
to tfl.
Major Allat, of tho British army, thinks
that ducks would be preferable to pigeons
for carrying naval despatches over the aea,
because tbey would drop down and sit on
tho water when tired, aud resume their
flight after rearing. Moreover ducks can
Ily by night, whilo pigeons cannot, Major
Allat also suggssts that sea gulls might be
trained for message bearing.
In Tokio, Japan, surgical operations are
very Buccaafful, and tho healing process
rapid, owing to the abstinence of the people
from alcohol, and their not being flush
eaters. The mortality ia only twenty per
one thousand,in spite of thc largo infant mortality duo to lack of care. It isnot unusual
to aee a week-old baby strapped on the
back of a child about eight, and sont out to
bo jumbled about n* its infant nurse disports
itself with other children In the streets,
of stunted grass, which lias been blown by
the wind and worked by tho action of the
weather into round hummocks auch as may
he frequently met with nil over the barron
and devastated country of Iceland.   In the
recesses and cavities between the hummocks
the eider ducks may be seen sitting on their
neata.   Of these there are several scores,
and the birds themselves when sitting are
perfectly tame, come of them even allowing
a stranger to stroke thorn with   the  hand.
They arc not all hatched at the same time,
and many are still in the egg when the
others aro hatched and swimni ng about In
tha aea.    The drake is a handsome, showy
creature, with much white plumage.   He ia
excessively shy and wary, while the duck,
whose plumage is brown and glossy, is, on
the contrary, tauiu and confiding.    The latter lays from five to six eggs nt the beginning of June, and it is no unusual thing to
fiud from ten to sixteen eggs in  one nest,
together with two ducks, which ait either
at  intervals  or,  if   necessary,   side   by
side,   and,  strange  to   say,   they  seem
to agree   remarkably  well   Thc   period
of  laying lasts aix or  seven  weeks,  and
the birds  are  in   the   habit   of   laying
three times in different places.   From the
firht aud second of these nests both the
down and the eggs are taken away, hut
from the last it is very seldom that tbe
farmer removes either.    Should he do so
with any degree of persistency, the birds
would desert tho locality.    In somo cases
the owner resides ou or near tho farm.    In
thin particular instance he visited thc island
from the mainland once or twice a week at
tho least.   So soon as he and his men arrive
at a nest they carefully remove the Bitting
female, and take  away   tho   superfluous
down   and eggs.    The duck im 'odiately
begins to lay afresh, aud covers her eggs
with now down which Bho plucks from nor
owu breast.   Ii the supply is inadequate,
the male comes to her assistance and helps
to cover the eggs with his down.     This,
being white, is easily distinguished from
the brown coveriug which tho duck supplies,
and is notsogood In quality.   The nest la
now, as a eotioral rule, left until the young
ones are hatched.   There ia uot much cal-
lowncas and helplesanessabout these youngsters.    About an hour after they are out
of the ahull  they quit the nest together,
when it is once more plundered.     The heat
down and the greatest number of egtis are
obtained during tho first three weeks of
the laying period, and it has in general
been observed that tho birds lay the great*
est number of eggs in rainy weather.   The
eider duck is a close and persistent sitter,
aud, so long as she is sitting, the drake,
with commendablu constancy, remains on
the watch hard by, but 11s soon as thevoung
aro hatched he considers his responsibility
ft tan end, and leaves thoin otheirnwudevioes
nud the care of their mother. It is a ourious
and pretty sight to sec how the latter looks
after her brood.   8ho leads thorn out of tho
neat so noon as they creep out of the eggs,
and precedes thorn to the water, whilo they
toddle after her.    When she reaches the
watorsido she takes them on her back and
swims with them for a few yards; she then
dives, and tho littio ones are then loft floating on the water like yellow corkB, and
henceforth ate ob.fged to look after themselves.   Indeed, tho farmer soldom aees his
flock again until the neU breeding season,
for they become comparatively wild, and
live out among the damp rocks in the sea,
where they feed upon insects and small
Crustacea and molluscn.   Homo idea of tho
value of the crop may be be gleiucd from
the fact that one female during the whole
time of laying ncnorally gives halfa-pouod
of down, which ia, howovcr, reduced one-
half after it ia cleaned. Thc down ia divided
into thaug-ounn,  or sea-wend down, and
gras-dntin, or gnus-down,   The latter is
generally considered to bo tho best in quality. Tbe down isvory valuable, and fetches
from 15a to ..Osn pound. The threo takes of
down vary considerably In quality, the first
being superior to tlio second, and thc second
to tbe third.   Tho birds themselves, apart
from their dowo-givlng capacities, arc ol
littio value.    Thc down taken from a dead
elder is valueless, as it has lost all Ub ma
velloua elasticity.     _
Let wickedness escape as it m ay at the
bar, it never fails of doing justice upon .
itself, for c<>rv aui'*v person, is his own
Physical Training in Schools.
In cities, more than in smaller towns and
in tho country, the value of some regular
physic ' drill is evident.
In respect to wholesome surroundings,
the country boy or girl ia much tho more
fortunate. The greater purity of the air,
though valuable, is perhaps not bo much
responsible for the better average of health
found in the country as are the varied occupations, which give rise to robust and
symmetrical physical development.
Coming from an examinatian of tho
crowded conditions of many city schools,
one ccaaes to wonder at the necessity for
the city's rocruiting Us ranks from a rural
population. Boys with imperfectly developed bones resulting in deformed figures, cirls
with stooping shoulders or curving spine
are anything hut rare.
For such children snmethine must be
done. It aeema absurd to overburden the
brains of children who have so-little physi-
cal strength. Such a course favors disease1
of both mind and body.
For some ot the mental training Imposed
upou such children physical drill should bo
substituted. One hour���twobojra, if necessary���might bo taken from the school
hours and devoted to muscle-building ex-
eruiHea. Under a competent trainer and
loader auoh exerctaes develop the greatest
amouut of result in the shape of enlarged
muscles, and what is equally important,
they lesson nervous development, as la evidenced by less craving for excitement.
Many aoliools are already equipped with
auoh arrangements, and the results have
heen most gratifying.
Every public auhool in every large city
should be provided with appointments for
regular physical exercise and drills. Tho
time spent in exercises of this kind sIiowb
more muscle-building result than the same
amount of time spentiu Borne laborious occupation demanding the use of certain
muscles u ly ; in fact, these exercisof ����������-
satisfactory, as a more or leas mongrel offspring resulted, ao that he was forced to the
conclusion that, whether your fancy ia with
the Shorthorn, Jersey, Guernsey, Hereford,
Polled Angus or any other pure breed,
according as you wane to produce bucf or
milk, you do well after the first cross to go
tmjk to tho pure breeds on both sides, that
is, grade up towards the pure breed.
Iu tho discussion that followed no one
attempted to controvert whut Mr. Simmons
had advocated; in fact tho obstacles that
Mr. Simmons had met were recognized to
be insurmountable.
Chickens in V/inter-
When fouls are Bhtit up in the winter
they often want for aome things wtdch are
eBaenunl to their well being, and which can
be supplied with a little labor and thought.
Tho dust bath is necessary to keep them
free from vermin, and this should be pro
pared now while the ground is dry. Road
dust ia excellent for this purpose, and a sufficient amount can easily be gathered up
and put away in barrels to last until the
spring. Keep an open box filled with It all
the time in tne hen house. If you neglect
to procure the dust in time wood ashes may
be used as a substitute. A supply of lime
ia alao necessary, and the best way to provide this is to give pounded oyster shells.
Bones pounded fine, so as to have long
splinters, may also be used, or fiuo gravel
which contains limestone. Attention to the
little things is what makes poultry pay lu
winter. Add to these comfortable quarters
good food and perfect cleanliness, and your
winter's income from the fowls should be
very satisfactory.
Planting Fruit Trees-
A correspondent has asked us whether
wo advise fall ar spriug pluntiug of fruit
trees. Wc havo not spacn now to enter
into a discuflsiou of the relative merits of
the two systems, but just now wo certainly
advise fall plantiug, and fur the following
reasons: It is better to plant now than not
to plant at all, and many who put it off
until spring will ne^loct it entirely. Beside, the autumn affords more leisure for
doitig tho work properly, and 11 tree that
is Well planted now certainly has u bettor
prospect for ft profitable existence thau
one that is poorly planted in the spring.
Therefore, just now we advise fall plauting,
id shall continue to do so until the ground
freezes up.
Poultry Keeping for Women-
The attention of women who are looking
for aomo money making occupation which
they can pursue at home without interfering with home duties, can safely be directed
to the poultry yard and garden. How often
we hoar tho question asked : " How can we
keep our hoys on the farm ';" hut the question iu my mind when I Bee so many farmers' daughters leaving home to pursue some
other occupation, some as dressmakers, some
to serve aa clerks in stores, and still others
as school teachers, is: " Why do they not
stay on the farm and engage in tho poultry
business ?" Their remuneration, if the
business is properly conducted, would far
exceed the wages paid in stores or at school
teaobing. There is no more desirable occupation for women, and thore is nothing
the farm produces that will make quicker
returns of profit than eggs and poultry. But
it should never be treated ns a sideline,
leaving the feed and care to the hired man,
the chore boy, or any one else, but should
be under the supervision of some member of
tho family. Poultry raising has always been
considered woman's work, and when it is
combined with gardening, ia the only labor
on the farm that she can engage in and run
successfully without being considered out
of her sphere. When her poultry aud eggs
find their way into the market, her labor
will bring just as much ac though a man had
raised them.
It can be started with a little capital, aud
from the vi-r,' start the business can bo
made to yield nn income over and above all
expenses. But fowls cannot be kept with
profit on thc farm unless they are yarded
during May, June, and July. This ia why
ao many farmers claim that it "don't pay
to keep hens," because they aro allowed to
rm over the grain fields, in thc strawberry
patch, through the door yards and tbe
garden. A yard two and one-half rods wide
and five rods long will easily accommodate
one hundred hens, and thoy should be kept
in this oucloaure from thehrstof May until
after harvest. And right here is where we
derive benefit from the market garden for
the poultry ; all the tops cut from the vegetables, thc raking,weeds,etc,, can bo carried into tho yards and thrown uuder shade
trees, and the fowls will be kept busy all
day, besides furnishing the necessary material for eggs. There ia a vast ditlerence
between raising poultry for market and for
sale of pure breeds. In raising poultry for
murkct no difficulty will bo met, for the
object is only weight uf carcass and yellow
good flavored flesh. While wc could not get
along without the fancier, the farmer wanta
to raise poultry and eL'gs for market, nnd
to do this wo must keep our flock of thoroughbreds, for we cannot produce proper
cros.ses with pure breeds, and the most successful niaikot poultry is that which is obtained by judicious crossing.
Kent. Vol., lei-mir Halms Hluli  KtU
An item having been going the rouuds
that the late Lord Tennyson had a brother
esiding at. Dresden, Out., a reporter visit-
id that pleasant littio town lo interview
him. Dresden itself is a rather romantically
situated town in Iveut county���the lazily-
rolling Sydenham River dividing it in two.
The country thereabouts is a fine farming
district, The thickly allocked cornfields
ami orchards with apples in great red and
yellow heaps indicated thrift and prosperity.
Tho Tennyson home is a modest four-
roomed cottage on the outskirts of the town.
Mr. Tennyson is a short, rather thickset
man with a strong Cornish accent, a typical
"'Hodge" in looka and speech.
" What ufyour full name, Mr. Tennyson i" the reporter asked.
My name is Martin Tennyson, age 58,
occupation  laborer, and I  work  this half
c of garden whioh you see here," ho an-
ered with the air of a cautious, method!*
cal man under cross-examination.
It is stated in the papers that you area
brother of the late poet laureate of England."
That is not true, thou. The late Lord
Tennyson was my uncle. My father's name
was John Tennyson, a tenant-farmer in
Cornwall, England. Besides my father,
there were Alfred, the poet; Charles, ft
Church of England dergyman. and Wilb
iam, a wholesale tea meronant on Chatham
street, New York.
"How many years since you left Lug-
laud t"
"Thirty-eight years ago, landing in New
York,whore 1 stopped with my uncle William for a timo before coining to Oai uda."
"Have you any reuieuibrnuces of Lord
Tennyson T'
"I remember visiting with my father at
his place in the Islo of Wight and remember llie t>oet as an odd-looking man, though
I read by tho papers these late years that,
he waa the greatest man in England. My
own father v.aa a better-look ing man,
"Did Lord Tennyson over write to you';"
"When this boy was born," pointing to
his grandson, Alfred Tennyson, a boy of
10 or 12���"W0 decided to call him oftcr the
poet laureate and I wrote my uuclc ao. A
reply came back from Hvdlam Tennyson,
and shortly after Lord Teunysou himself
wrote ine a kind lottcr and 1 tell you he
could write. None of tho scratching like
tho lawyers write but a hand like copper*
" Have you those letters with you?"
"No; they are out at my married
daughters on the North Branch (near Wal-
laceumg). Her neighbors wanted lo soa
them, but 1 can got them for you to see ;
but l won't aell them. Some mau wrote to
me fioru London, England, wanting to buy
them, but I don't waut to noil them."
" Did any others of tho Tennyson family
write poetry ?"
I think Charles did but he didn't amount
to much. My grandson hero is a bit clever
and some day will be as big a man as Lord
Tennyson. Let the gentleman hear how
good you can play, Alfred," But the boy
peremptorily declined to exhibit his clever-
ncsa iu that lino and begun to cry instead.
Tho old gentleman seemed proud of his
/elationship to the poet laureate and touters
the hope that he will yet come in for his
share of the Tennyson estate. He wished
particularly that a paper containing tha
interview should bo sent him so lhat ha
could send it to Lady Teunysou. All his
neighbors give him credit for being au
honest, hard-working man and his appearance and home bear out these statements.
The Dairy in Winter-
When one has tho proper facilities for
conducting the business, winter dairying
may bo made much more profitable than
summer dairying. It must be kept in mind, <
however, that it does not pay any better to
turnout a poor product then than at any
other season, but good butter will Bell in
winter at a price so much higher than in
summer that it will much more than balance
the difference In the cost of feed and care,
uiuavuw - ./  -.,   _ --       -    Good feeding will be required in order to
rect errors  of unayrr.metrical development .produce fine nutter of good color and free
that exclusive occupations induce. from streaks. It must be carefully handled,
Far girls especially such exercises are Und will sell to best advantage if put up In
valuable. (.Iris are as capable of develop* I small neat packages, which may be sold
ing mnaclo as nre their brothers, and they I direct to the consumer. The perfect but.
aro no less womanly for being possessors of'       ' * * ' '    --��������
muscle or for knowing how to uaeit.
When We know bow to approciUo a merit
wo havo a germ of it within ourselves.
If you wish toappoaraureeabloin society,
ynu must consent to be taught many things
which you know alrcadv.
Feelings come and go like lii;ht troops following tho victory of th�� present, but
principle!', like troops of tho lino, aro undisturbed and Btand fast.
Tha demon nf dullness which  is allowed
to romain ut home has more In do with
driving young met. into- tc' us company
than the attraction of vice Use f.
Thou must be true to thyself,
If thou tho truth wouhl'st teach;
Thy soul must overflow if thou
Another's noiil would reach.
He that waits for repentance waits for
that which cannot be had us loni> aa it is
waited for,   11 ia absurd for a mau to wait
for tliat which he himself has to do.
It ia astonishing how soon the whole conscience begins to unravel if n single stitch
Ib dropped. One little sin Indulged make
a hole you could put your head through.
���[Charles BtUCton,
If we except the blessings of strength,
health und the testimony of a good conscience
all thc other conveniences and pleasures of
life depend upon opinion. Except pain of
body and remorse of conscicnce,all our evils
are Imaginary.
There in no more potent antidote to low
sensuality than tho adoration of tho beautiful, All tho higher arts of design are essentially chaate without respect to the object. They purify tho thoughts as tragedy
purifies tho passions. Their accidental
cfjhots are not worth consideration���there
aro souls to whom not even a vestal is
Mau'sgreat actions arc porformed in minor
struggles. Thero aro obstinate ami unknown braves who defend themselves inch
by inch in the shadows against thc fatal invasion of want and turpitulc, Thore arc
noble and myitc ious triumphs which no oy
m��cb, no renown rewards, and no flourish of
trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, Isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes.
tor ia firm, fino-arained, of a rich colden
co'or, sweet and with a nutty flavor. If
you will study your business and learn to
produce such uniformly, you will find that
winter dairying is about the moat profitable
occupation that you can follow.
Individual Feodiug*
The cow of the highest productive capacity
will naturally need a larger quantity of
nutrients, commensurate with her large production of milk. But the amount of
nutrients in tho daily ration of ono and the
same cow should also vary as her mt'k production varies, being greatest early iu the
milking period when she is producing the
it milk, and gradually decreasing with
the advance of the period, until as sho becomes dry tho concentrated lood is discontinued altogether and the basal ration alone
fed. Willie this means of feeding of
course icqiiires attention it Insures the
greatest possible profit from the iiiiiiiudi,
and results in the highest development of
tho milking qualities of the held, which
being transmitted by heredity, effects a
continual improvement of the stock.
To feed an animal during the most productive part of lactation p;iys well, but to
feed the entire herd equally well, without
regard to individual production, can prove
remunerative only when in addition tovield-
Willie Goes to Church.
Willie {in " whisper, after two consecutive
minutes of laborious silence)���" Mamma,
what kind of flowers has that lady got in
her bonnet";"
Hia Mamma���" You mustn't talk so loud,
dear.    You'll disturb the congregation."
"They look liko Johnny-jump-ups, don't
" Hush, dear.   Listen to the sermon.       ,
(After a prolonged stillness of ten seconds)
"Are ihey real flowers, mamma, or only
They are artificial, Willie. Bo a good
boy now and don't whisper any more."
" Yes'm.1'
[Says nothing for at least half a minute.]
" Mamma'."
"'Sh, Willie!   What is it*"
*' When Johnny-juinp-ups aregrowedup,
do thoy get to he juinpin'-jacks ?"
" Listen to the sermon, dear I"
" les'm."
[Anot ut period of silence.]
"Mamma, tho preacher said 'thirdly.'
How many morelys will he������"
'"Sh, Willie r
"Yes'm.    But I'm getting awful tired."
"It will only last a little whilo longer,
dear.    Be quiet."
' Yes'm. . . ��� Mamma, can a woman
ho real pious if she wears a stuffed liummin'-
bird on her bonnet?"
" Willie, if you don't hush I shall have to
punish you !"
'��� Right here t"
" No 1   After we get home.   'Sh I"
[Another pause.]
" Mamma, seems toino I've been 'sh-inga
mighty long time I How much longer lane
going to "
(Crowing desperate) " Willie, if you
Bay another word I'll take you right out oi
church 1"
(Apparently struck by an idea) "I won't
say another word tiuimnia but I'm gottin'
just horrible tired and I don't ceo how  I
oau set still another minute and 1 wish ho'd
quit talltiu', ain't you tired 'most to death,
how much longer is he going to keep on,
dint's the use 0' bringin' mo here anyhow
[And Willie's mother takes him out.]
to be fattened. UtltO
ing milk the cows arc
wise such feeding results jn great waste of
food, is not Infrequently the causa of the
low prolits in dairying, and makes the barnyard manure expensive.
Tho system of individual feeding is most
easily carried out in practice when each
animal has its own separate manger. In th
construction of new cow stables this ai
rangetnent IsveryBtrongly recommended, ti
matter how large tho herd may bo. At
each feeding tho extra quantity of concentrated food can then be mixed dry with tin
chopped fodder in thc manger. Where loug,
continuous mangerB, without partitions!
are used, the basal ration for each animal,
which is the same for all, may bo placed tit
the manger and thc additions of concentrated food given twice daily in the watering
nails. Or theoows may bo grouped according
to their productiveness und tbe stage ofthe
milking period which they are in and those
of each group fed together. Tho rations for
oaoh group are then mixed together in the
i��lit, proportions and fed  in long manger
While Mice, Blind Kltleni and woirpupa
ami TiM'ir Pauling Ways.
Did you ever keep white mioe ?'��� aaid a
naturalist to a reporter  the  other   day.
"Nover did, eh!   Welt, thoy are very interesting creatures, but they exhibit ono
freak occasionally which has puzzled me a
great deal.   Of course you know that they
are albinos���that is to say, a lusua naturn*.
Now and Hen among ordinary gray  mice
one or two white ones will be born.   It is
the same with rats.    Because they are odd
and pretty mich albinos are sometimes preserved and a pair of them bred from.   Naturally, they tend to reproduce albinism in
their progeny, but 'ome of the latter from
generation to generation are gray, reverting
to the original and normal color of the stock.
Tho gray onea, however, are destroyed by
tha fancier and at length a pure strain of
white mico is obtained.   Precisely the same
thing is done with white rabbits, which are
likewise albinos.    All white cats aro apt to
have pink eyes and to be nearly or quite
blind.   As for the mice, even in a race of
white ones that has long been cultivated by
selection a gray specimen is likely to turn
up occasionally."
" All gray like thc ordinary mice?"
" Exactly ao.    Now, it is just here that
the puzzle I apeak of comes iu.    Take a litter of white  mice in which there are a
couple of pray oneB, and you will find that
the behavior of the gray mico is altogether
different from that of their white brothers
andwisters. WhereasthewhiteooeBshow no
fear of human brings whatevor, having been
accustomed to them through many generations, tho gray mice from the earliest infancy exhibit a dread of man.  In fact, tney
behave precisely as small wild mice in a nest
would do.    Evidently,   in reverting to the
color of their untamed ancestors, they have
at aome time resumed the instincts of tho
latter.    Is not that very strange!   No, I
cAn not pretend to account for it.    It is a
psychological problem too deep for Boicnco
to do more   than   guess   at.    For reasons
which wo arc not able to comprehend, there
certain relation between color aud din-
position  in animals.   For example, it ia
well known that white horses are the moat
gentle.    Did you over see a wolf pup?''
" Of course, mr-nyof onr finest breeds of
dogs aro descended from wolves. But take
a newly bom wolf pup nnd procure it
adoption by a dog for nursing. Ittakea
kindly to its foster mother and usually
thrives, but actually before its eyes aro
open it showsfearof human beings. It is
the same way with blind klttene, Before
they have opened thoir eyes tbey will spit
and bristle up if anything that smells of a
dog bo brought near them. That is what U
commonly called 'instinct.' But what is
instinct? It is inherited experience. The
kittens are afraid of dogs though they havo
never seen one, for the reason that their
progenitors for thouaamls of genorutiona
have recognised the canine tribe as hostile.
IteastR have tiu same kind of intelligence as
m posat-sBcd by man, though less of it, but
they have a great advantage over mankind
iu this inheritance of experience, which
humans beings enjoy scarcely anything of."
to" the cows ot that group.   Cows whioh [allei all, don't you V
She Thoueht Better of It.
"And you  won't, Mabel!'*
"No, Qoorge, dear, much as I esteem you
I cannot, but in me you will always find an
ever admiring Bister."
"Sistor I"
"Yes, George.1
"Heal sister, Mabel?"
"Of course."
"Liko Frank Jones's sister ?"
"Ye-es, Qoorge, dear."
"Well, porhaps It's best, for If there's any
one I really appreciate it's Frank's sister,
Such an awfully sensible girl, Mabel.
Mends all his Books and looks after tho
patchings of lin wardrobe, and is never too
tired to answer any letter he hasn't time to
attend to. Thou she introduces all the most
charming of her young lady fritnda to him,
and '
"Oenrge 1"
"Ami besides "
"Oenrge tlrarest I"
"Yes, Mbbel."
"I���er think we'd bettor  get   married,
In tlio dreary duetts of Arabia the rose*
mary and lavender tio urish  to perfection,
It. -.lie islands of Now Britain a man must
not speak to his mother-in-law. Nil only
is speech forbidden to his relative, bin. sho
must beavolded ; and if by chance tho lany
ia met, the son-in-law mutt hide himself or
cover his face. Sulotde of both parties is
the outcome if the rule is broken. One of
the English missionaries tried to got the
natives'idea ot'an oath, ami he found the
moft solemn asseveration among them was:
���' li I am not telling the truth 1 hope 1 may
touch the hand of my mother-in-law."
There is in thc museum of Turin a papyrus roll which displays a whole aeries of
comical scenes, 11 the first place a lion, a
crocodile, and an ape are giving a vocal und
instrumental concert, Next comes an ass,
dressed, armod, and sceptred like a Pharaoh,
With majestic swagger he receives the gifts
presented to him by a cat of high degree to
whom a bull acts as proud conductor, A
lion and gazelle are playing at draughts, a
hippopotamus is perched in a tree, and a
horse has climhod into tha tree and is trying
to dislodge him. THE WEEKLY NEWS, DEC 8,   1892.
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School    Matters   Mending.
We are glad to learn that the affairs
of thfi South Comox school are tmtiro-
wn<r. Regularity and order an- restored. Everybody is to he ro��ratuIated.
The new trustees an- out of a bad mess
andarn no doubt greatly relieved, Thn
i.'ovi-mment must assuredly he gratified that the law whleh it was bound
10 enforce is liercaflPr to be followed
Mr. .Muir is no longer to teach the district school.Wn shi*d n tear.luit quickly
hrush it away with the 'kerchief of hope
tl at tin* deur people may in some way
he able to get along without the great
Muirish li^ht which is now about
to go out. It may he hard, but we
must "grin and bear it" as best *n
may. We scarcely know how, but
m-tters wcr- si managed as to get
along tolerably well before hf came mid
it is more than'Hkely that ��e shall lie
able to exist now that he has gone.
We have observed that when the Almighty vouchsafes er-at men that tbey
die like ordinary mortals, and y**t th"
world continues to move on in its accustomed orbit, aud we tru^t that it
may eontinui* to do so still and although
the bright meteor which has b az'-d for
some weeks with great brilliancy at the
liny, is officially bcjuelched, that the
foundations of things will not be alto-
geth- r broken up.
So far rs Mr, Muir is concerned, be
has our sympathy, He has been undoub1'
edly badly uvd. That the Govern
ment should have cancelled his certificate for simple insubordination and in-
Bo'enc is, indeed, reuii.rki.rile. Isn't
Muir a greater man limn Dr. Pope?
An I, anyway, why should he be bound
doA'n and fettered by rules I'lce an or-
diii'iry mortal? Then �� commit.-e of
the h gislature' addwl insult to injury
by declaring that "from the evidence
adduced, and the correspondence presented, wc consider tha* the earlier can
collation of Mr. Muir's certifcat"
would liavw befti in thc b"5t interests
of education , as we believe that for
a considerable time he was not n fit
and proper person to take- charge of any
public school." That was, indeed, rub
biug it in, and it is more than human
flesh can stand to submit to n fling like
lhat. It is true that the Government
made a show of generosity, by permitting him to bring his case into court to
obtain tedress there- Hah! Do'nt wo
all know that, he, could not get justice
there? Neither Courts, Legislatures,
nor Departments can understand a
man of Mr.Muir's genius and '"centric
itiea. We are reminded ns his vision
fades, of the famous line:
"Sic Transit Gloria Alundl"
Sanitary   Regulations.
[L. 8.]      HUGH NELSON.
A. G, Smith,        \WHAREAS
Deputy Auornitr-Unnsral. J 'l 's ad
visable .in view of threatened invasion
of infections and contagious disease, to
make belter provision for the due observance of sanitary laws:
Therefore, His Honour the Lieutenant
Governor, has by and with the advice of
his Executive Council, been pleased under and by virtue of the "Health Act1
l8e'8,"to make the following Rules and
Regulations; and to order, and it is hereby ore'er-dand declared, as follows;���
1. Tne Utiles and Regulations herein*
after coutained shall br in force, except
in Citv Municipalities and as hereinafter
provided, in all part of British Columbia
aud it shall be the duty of the Hoard of
Health in any Health District already
created or to be created and of every
Government Agent now and hereafter to
be appointed, within the district of which
he shall be in charge for the time being
and ofthe Superintendent or Sergeant of
Provincial Police in those portions of the
Province not in charge of any such Board
of Health or Agent, to enforce and cause
to be enforced.the said Rules and Regu*
!.*t ons, and every such Hoard of Health
and Agent and the Surpcrtendar.i shall
have power, whenever and as often as
necessary, to call upon any person 'o assist in the enforcement of same. And the
powers and duties conferredon and assign
ed toGoverment Agents in the said Rules
aud Regulations shall lie deemed to be,
mutatis mutandis, confered on and assign
ed lo Councils of Muncip.lalit.es. Hoards
of Health for Health Districts, and the
Superintendent or Sargent of Police, as
tbe case may be, and ihe expressons ',Gov
eminent Agent and "Agent," wherever
thev occur in the Rules and Regulations
shall include the Hoard of Health for
Health Distriet, the Council of a Municipality, and the'Supertendant or Sergeant n( Provincial Police, as the case
may require.   .
2. The said Rules and Regulations
shall also be in force in every District
and Township Municipality as a by-law
there if, and as if enacted by thc Council
of the Municipality, except in so far as
they shall hereafter be amended, altered,
or repealed by the Council, and until the
Council shall make provison for their en
forcement they shall be enforced by the
cheifconstable ofthe Municipality.
3. The following are the Rules and
Regulations refered to:���
(I).    No person shall suffer the accumulation upon his premises, or deposit,   or
pi-rtnit the deposit, upon any land belong
ing to him or under  his   control of any
thing so as to endanger thc public health
or shall   deposit, or suffered or permit
to   be deposited  in,   upon,   on or into,
any street, square,   lane,  by-way, wharf,
dock, slip, lake, pond, bank, harhor, river
stream* or water, any manure or other re*
(use, or vegetable or animal matter,   or
filth of any kind.
(:),   It shall bethaduty ofthe Go vera
,   ��� ���<��� tn l*t������p 1 vigilant supervis ton
over all streets, lanes, by-way, lots, orprem
ist^. upuu which '*ny such accumulation as a
foresaid may be found, and   at  once to
notify the parties  who own or occupy such
lots or premises, or who cither personally
or through their employees, have deposited such manure,  refuse, matter, dirt or
filth, in any street, lar.e, or   by-way. or
who permit or suffer the   accumulation
thereof, to   cleanse thc same and to   remove   what is found thereon, and such
parties shall forthwith remove the same'
and if the same be   not   removed   within
twenty-four hours after such notification
he Agent may cause the p.utics 30offend
ng to be prosecuted, and he may cause
the same to he removed at thc ex pence of
the person or persons so offending.    He
may, peronatly or bj daputy, also inspect
al intervals all premises occupied by persons residing within his jurisdiction.
(3, Whenever thc Agent sh .11 leceive
a notice signer by one or more Inhabitant
householders of his district, stating the
condition ofnny building in his district
to be >-o filthy as to be dangtious lo the
public health, or thai upon any premises
in his district there Is any foul or offensive
ditch gutter, drain, privy, cesspool, ashpit or cellor kepi or constructed sons to
be dangerous or injurious to the public
health, or dial upon any such premises
an accumulation of dung, manure, offal,
filth, refuse, stagnant water or other mat
ler or thing is kepi so as to be dangerous
or injurious as aforesaid, it shall be the
duty ofthe Agent, personal y or by deputy
to enter such bujlding or premises for the
purpose of examining the same, and if ncc
essary he shsll order the removal of snch
matter or things as aforesaid. If the occupant or proprietor, or hi slawful agent or
representative having charge or control of
such premises, after having twenty-four
hours not'ee from any such Agent or dep
utyto remove or abate such matter or
thing as aforesaid, shall neglect or refuse
to remove or abate the same he shall be
subject to the penalties imposed under
Rule 26 of these Rules. The Agent shall
also have power to abate or cause to be
abated summarily, and by force if necessary, any nuisance likely lobe injurious to
the public health.
(4) Ifthe Agent is satisfied upon due
examination by himself or deputy that a
cellar, room, tenement or building with
in his jurisdiction, occupied as a dwelling
place, has become by reason of the mini
bcr of occupants, want of cleanliness, the
existence therein of a contagious or infec
tious disease or other cause unlit for such
purpose or lhat it has become a nuisance
or in any way dangerous to the health of
thc occupants or of the public, he may is
sue a notice in writing to such ocoupaats
or any of them, requiring the said piem
ises to be put in proper sanitary condit-
iou, or if he sees fit, requiring the occupants to quit the premises within such
time as he may deem reasonable. Ifthe
persons so notified, or any of them, neglect or refuse to comply with the terms of
the notice, every person so offending
shall be liable to the penalties by Rule 26
of these Rules, and he may cause the pre
mlses to he properly cleansed at the expense of the owners or occupants, or may
remove the occupants forcibly and close
up the premises, and the same shall not
again he occupied as a dwelling placa un
till put in proper sanitary condition; or
the Agent, if he sees tit, may cause such
premises to lie distroyed, with the consent
of two Justices ol the Peace.
(5) No proprietor or tenant of any shop
house or outhouse shall, nor any butcher
or other person, use any such lu.use, shop
or out house at any time as a slaughter
house, or forthe purpose of slaughtering
any animals therein, unless such shop,
house or outhourebc distant not less than
two hundred yards from any dwelling
house, and distant not less than seventy
yards from any public street.
(6) All slaughter - houses shall he
subject to regular inspection tinder the
direction     of     the   Agent,    and    no
person shall keep any slaughter house
unless the permission in writing of the
Agent, for the keeping of such slaughterhouse has been first obtained, and remains
unrevoked Such permission shall be
granted, after approval of such premises
upon inspectionsubject to the condition
that the snid houses shall be so kept as
not to impairlhe health of person i r s I-
ing in their vicinity, and upn i ������ ich condition being broken the bin I pcrmnson
may b; revoked by the A*jt*m; and all animals .ia be sl.iughieied. und all fresh
meat exposed for sale, s.lm.1 be subject to
Ik ��� inspection.
(7) No person shall offer for sale as
food any diseased .inimnl' or any meat,
fish, ftuit, vegetable*:, milk- or other articles offood whuh. In tea on of disease,
adulteration or impurity, or and other
caanse shall be unfit for use
(8) All wells wlii'b are in use, wheth
er such wells are public or private, shall
becleancdouton or before tne I51I1 days
of March and October in each year, and
incase the Agent certifies that any well
should be filled up, such well shall be
forthwith filled up by the owner ofthe
^9.1 No privy-vault, cesspool, ��� r reservoir, into which a privy, water-closet, stable, or sink is dranictl, sl.all be established until the details nfsuch establishment
shall havo been submitted to and obtained the approval in writing of a duly qualified mcdii ul practitioner.
do) Earth privies or earth closets
without a vault below the surface ofthe
ground do not come within Rule 9, but
sufficient dry earth, wood ashes or coal
ashes to absorb all tiie fluid parts of the
deposit must lie thrown upon tbe contents
of such earth prives and closest? daily;
the contents when removed from ihe closet
must be placed in a shed or box ivi'h tain
proof cover, and removed from the premises at least twice a year, 00 or before the
151I1 days of Murch and October.
fit) Ifthe exigencies or circumstances
require that privy-vnults, cesspools, or reservoirs shall be allowed in accordance
with Rule 9, thev shall be cleaned out at
least once a year, on or before ihe I51I1 (lav
of March, Jind from the 15th day of March
to thc 1st day of November in each year
they sh.tll be thoroughly disinfected by
adding to the contents of the vault, cesspool, or reservoir, once a month, not less
than two pounds of sulphate of copper dis
solved in two pailfuls of water, or other
suitable disinfectant!
(12) No night-soil or contents of any
cesspool shall be removed unless deodorized as above, and during its transportation the material shall be covered with a
layer of fresh earth, except the removal
shall have been by some "Odorless Exca
vating Process."
(13) All putrid and decaying animilor
vegetable matter must be removed from
all cellars, buildings and outbuildings, at
least once a month, between the 15 h days
of March and November in each year.
(14) Ever>' householder and every hotel and restaurant keeper or oilier person
shall dispose of all garbage, for the disposal of winch he is responsible, cither by
burning the same or by placing it in a
proper covered receptacle for swill and
house offal, the contents of which shall,
between the ijih day of March and thc
1st day day of Xovcincer. be regularly re
moved as often as twice a week.
(15) Between thc 15th day of March
and the 1st day of November, no hog shall
be kepi excep1 in peas ervei-o- ' *������������" from
any house, with ��00 s kt pi free ���r,,,m
stan in; water, ie-u:;uy uc.ii.al . n I
dis   f t ted.
("<>) The keeper of everv livery or nth
er stable shall keep his stable and stable
yard clean, and shall not permit, between
the 15t'i'lay of March ami the 1st day of
November,more than two waggon loads
of manure to accumulate in or near ihe
same at any tunc.
(17) No house shall be built in or upon any site, ihe s���ii 0f which is made up
of any refuse, unless such shall have been
removed from such site, mid the site dis
infected, or unless the said soil shall have
been covered with a layer of charcnnl,
covered by a kner of concieienl least
six inches thick and of such additional
thickness as maybe requisite under the
circumstances to prevent the escape of
gases into such proposed house,
(18) No pipe carrying tirqr gas from
any drain ���.- soil-pipe shall he connected
with any chimney in II dwelling house, un
less tne s; me be a furnace chimney used
cxcliislvel) tortile purpose of ventilating
such sotl-pipe or drain.
(19) Every house drain shall be constructed ol vitri ed earthen ware or iron
pipe; nnd every soil and waste-pipe ofiron
pipe rendered impervious lo ^as or liquids
the joints thereof being run with lead and
caulked, or of lead pipe weighing nt least
six pounds tothe square foot; and the
waste pipe from every closet, sink, tub,
wa-h-bason, safe or other service shall
have, as near as may be, to the point of
junction with the service n t.ap so con-
structed, vented and furnished that this
shall at no time allow of the passage of
gas into such house. All joints shall be
so constructed as to prevent gas escaping
through them.
f2o) The construc'ion of any closet or
other convenience which shall allow ojf
the escape into the house of air or gas
which has been confinnd in any part ofit,
or from the drain or soil-pipe,' is hereby
(20 N'�� pipesupplvlng water directly
to acloset or urinal shall be connected with
the pipe supplying water for drinking
{22) Thc Agent, shall provide each
medical praciioner practising within his
District, blank forms on which to report
tothe said Agent any case of diptherin,
measles, whooping cough, or nny other
disease dangerous to thc public 'health;
and also, with blank forms on which to re
po-t death or recovery from any such
(33 The Agent within six hours after
he shall have received a notice ofthe existence of scarlet fever, dipthcria, smallpox, cholera or whooping cough, in any
hnu��c, shall affix or cause to be affixed by
the head of the hotiBchq'd or by some
other person near the entrance of such
house, a curd at least nine inches wide
and twelve inches long, stating
that such disease e\i-t- In said
bouse, and stttti t.g the puvility for
removal of such card without permission
ofthe Agent.
(24) No prnon shall remove such card
without the permission of the Agent.
(25) No animal affectctlwr.li tin infectious or contagious disease shall be
brought or kept within Hi irsh Columbia.
(26) Any person who violates, by act
either of omision orcommision, any prov
isipns in the foregoing Rules and Regtiln
tionS contained, or any order or direction
of the Agent, shall be 'liable lor n, cry si ch
offence to a penalty not exceeding $100,
in the den-coon nfihc.voi.vi :n:�� Justice
or Magi" rate, besides cost? 'ich mav
also be indicted if the con c i 1 Ju-tice
or Magi-ir.ae sees lit to lnp< -lie same.
Every such penalty may be iceovcretl by
any person before anv justice ofthe Peace
or a Stipendiary Magistrate having territorial jurisdiction, nnd shall he levied by
distress and sale of tliegoodsantl t battels
ofthe offender, with the cost nfsuch distress aud sale, by warrant under the hand
and seal of the Jusih e, or oi ihe Stipendiary Magistrate, before whom the same
arc recoverable, or under the hand aud
seal of any other Justice having territor
ial jurisd'ction, and in default of sufficient
distress the said Justice or Magistrate
mav commit the offender to the nearest
common gaol or lockup for any term not
exceeding three months, with or without
hard labor, unless the anount imposed.be
sooner paid.
4. These Rules and Regulations may
be cited as the "Sanitary Regulations,
Dated at Victoria, this the 171I1 day of
September, A. I). 1892.
Hy Command.
Provincial Heorotary.
Has -
Made arrangements whereby it is en
abled to take contracts
for all kinds of
Job Work
We Luy in the right markets and sell everything
at very close prices. Prices that can't b;: equall
ed for same class of goods elsewhere in ihe Pro
vince. We have no old stuff, our stock is
always fresh and well assorted.
There is hardly anything in the Dry Goods line that we cannot
supplv, Just now we are having big sales in Jackets, Water
proofs .Dress Goods and Trimmin gs
Every time you buy $5.00 worth you get chance for
Letter orders   receive   prompt atteniion.
Cimmercial Street Nanaimo B. C,
Make It a Point T0 Know
Fnr Iho last thirty years ha.iuu handled Silver Warn, manufactured hy tin-
CeMirated lirni. qtjtiwl and Barton���Kodgi-rs l847 ���and Mt-rldl-ll llritaunia,
l know thrill to Im A I.   ESt In Jewelry, Clocks, Watches, and Spectacles,
I Show Ih- Largest Stock in the city, AT HARD TIMES   PH10E8.
Specal attention jjiren to reparing in ALL Bratiuhes of the Trade.
Orders hy mail will bava prompt attention.
M. R. Counter
Orescent Jewelry Store.
Nanaimo B. C.
"Vancouver Furniture Warehouse,"
JCatuhl) shcil 1873-
���       Also Dsal.r in       ���
Telephone 30,
NANAIMO B.C.     Ra����
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
B&atun Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you cm obtain a SUl'EK.OR ARTICLE for the same moiwy?	
Raper Raper & Co.
Booksellers,     Btatiouers,
General   New.   Agents.
Nanaimo. H. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
Robert I WmliM'
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 I'ears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
IA Gilchrist,
Agent for Comox District.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Cartncy Chemist,
M anager.
Pure Drugs Chemicals and Patent
Pliynicnns   Prewlftion. and all order, tilled
with car. and diHuatvh. I*. 0. box 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-*-    Red House    -��-
Commercial St     a   Nanaimo. B. 0.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
Ilaston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, H. C.
General Btacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drilling Machines made to order   on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Box 598, No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
���     11a, and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B,  C.
The place contains 160 acres, and is located a few
miles from Courtenay, has about
and 15 acres are suitable for the plough
|y   This farm must be sold
Apply to
J. McPhee,
I have some splended lots
for sale, bolji business and re
Nov is the time to buy to
adr-mUge before the Cajiada
VVestain Railway reaches here.
With the advent of the railway, i it addition to the othw
conceded advantages of the
place, prices must rule vert-
This town Ls located in the
midst of the largest agricultural
seaJcjnent on Vancouver Island. It is uidsin six m&s of
Uniin Mines affording the farmers of the valley the very
best home market, and is situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement to
tbe mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and urtt an important
factor in our |)rogress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any cuher place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural.
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and our
hotels of the best.
For particulars  address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at thc bridge j
oouiLTE'isr^.-sr b. c.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Money to loan nn chattle mortgage.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
UrphartBros. Proprs. Comox B.O,


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