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has opened up a
Dry Goods
Boots and Shoe Store
Grocery &
A  full  stock  of goods will  always be  car-ied.
A share of your trade is solicited.
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2SACFHEE & :m:oo:el:e.
We aim to keep a well regulated stock of
MERCHANDISE and at prices as low if not beneath our
The Courtenay   Hotel
Leading hotel of Comox District
Everything first clasa.
Bates from $1.00 to $2.00
Ear aupplied with choicest liquors
This section is tiie    Paradise   for
Hunters and Fishermen, and a favorite
resort for visitors from llie citioB.
R. Graham, Propr.
General Merchandise
COMOX, II. c.  ���
A large consignment of Cooking and Heating
stoves received this day, per Steamer Comox.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo  Ry.
W, J. Young, P. F. Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
1 have for sale some Splended  Lots and   Blocks a   little
As is now understood, tiie Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through The Property
i   passing from Courtenay to Union   Wharf.   Figures low and
ins reasonable  now, but prices will be advanced before long
ud may be doubled any day .    Opportunity is our guest   at
��� -esent, and once neglected  NEVER    RETURNS.
Steamer Join
On and after Aug. 23rd, 1892
The Steamn JOAN will sail as follows
Le.ve Victoria. Tilcsdny, 6 a. m.
"   Natialtnofor Coniux, Wodiiosdny, T a. m
"   Coniox for Valdos Island, Thursday T a.111,
I Kstiirnina sants il /. 1
Lsavs Coniox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, T a.nt.
Nauulmo for Victoria,   SututxUy, T am
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To tftko effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday-
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific 8tandard Time,
'ffice at Courtenay.
Wrh Cheney, Real Estate Agt.
Dr. W, J. Young
Itysician tf Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
All persons driving over the wharf
bridges in Comox district faster
>H a walk, will be prosecuted accord
; to law.
S. Oreoch
Gov.   Agent.
Two good shingle makers are wan-
1 to whom good  wages will be paid,
���steady employment given.
Enquire at the
News  Office
And Restaurant
Courtenay B.  C.
Best   of  everything   in   his   line
Always   on   hand.
Frazer & Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
t   (Day.
Also do a genearl
Teaming Business
Orden may be left iliht Caartenar
I1 ��eL. or thil offlofc
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Propritor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is shunted at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the arge farming settlement of Comox,
Trout aie plentiful in the river, and
large 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 ii needed It Cotsi-
tenay. Hi should be able to mend
Vonesses;   A nuuried mas>   prcfered,
This is i raap t" <������ sit" �����*
McArdle's   fine    stage   will   leave
CorjRTEJtAT for' Comox
at 1 p. m on  WsusuvAvs, returning
after mail hour.
On Saturday the stage will leave
r'oURTBXAT (or Comox at 8 a. ill, R~
turning leave
at tO a. nt., returning io Comox sume
Itaiiwioit StSIoT-
Mail for Friday morning's boat
closes at 1 p. m.   on Thurds.iys.
W�� keep a carefully selected stuck
nfCkskiial Mkkcii.ixdibi:.   Hcium.k
Farm ISooth and Nhiibi a  Specialty.
Cum Boats .ml Ruum-mc.
���      Duncan  Bros.
A Consignment   of Holiday Toys
en route,
P   M   Butlers   Death
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General lllacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
80 Acres of tinVber land,mostly
Alder Bottom
About   7 miles   from    Comox
Landing     Terms resonable
Apply at the
Part Taken by Denman  Island  Sot*
tlera in the Eeicue of the  Body ���
Additional   Particular*.
"'Mr. Editor. In your issue of Nov. 17
w ere is an account oi Mr. 1*. M. Butler's
eath; now as that account does not tally
with the true tacts of the case,I wish to
set it straight before the public; so that
no charge ot neglect can la 11 on the residents of Dentuarfhiand and vicinity. Un
Thursday, loth ifUt. Kev. Mr. Nixon took
Mr. Butler on hil'stcam launch, to Deep
Ltay to hunt, arriving there shortly after
noon, M r. Butler started out witli his gun
whilst Mr, Nixon remained by the launch
After waiting some lime for butter's te-
turn, Nixon went along 'he beach calling
occasionally and otherwise signaling but
in vain, lie was attracted 10 a certain
spot by the barking ol butler's tug, .uid
saw it, but did not go to see why i< barked. He then made inquires of some Indians, camped near by, if they had seen
Butler. They replied in the negative,
No special search was made; but about
9 oclocit p.m., the Indians, who had been
visiting their traps, returned with the
news that that butler was in a  deadfa.l.
Mr. Nixon did not go to see if butler
were yet dead, nor take thc body out of
the trap, but lay at anchor for some time
then raised anchor and arrived at Funny
bay about 6 ��dock, Friday tnoruing,
while there, the Joan came to Deimmn
wharf, but Mr. Nixon did not signal Iter
thinking she would not stop. Butafterber
departure, he went accross to his noma
with David Cowie. They want to H$A(tVj
lau's and he and they arrived at my 'place1 -
about 1 p- in, Friday. Messers Pickett,
Cowie, McMillan and my.elf went down
to Metcalfs Bay and got a fisherman aud
his boat, and proceeded to the snot where
thc body was. At the beach we met
three Cowie brothers, and with them and
two Indians went to the trap, which was
not more than 40 yards from the salt wa-
tej. The dog was still there. Butler
was lying on his face, with a beam across
his breast, and he must have died instant
ly. We took him out, and four of us star
ted to take him to Nanaimo, but had to
put back because of the strong head wind
to Fanny Bay. I examined the tilings
on the body, and sent a statement to
Marshal Bray. We put the body in a
box. On Saturday about 2 p, in. Mr. Nix
on had his launch repaired, and took
charge of the body, to tike it to Nanaimo
After that it was out nf the hands
ofthe settlers, but we want it under
stood, that after the news of the sad affair   teached    the   settlers,   they   did
not hesitate  to do   all they  could at
once for thwrescue of the bud.'.
Denman Island T, H. Piercy, J. P.
Not. 23,1892.
Too  late for insertion last week[��d
I have had my premises in much confusion lately, owing to repairs which 1
have been making in the premises, that
1 have not been able to give attention to
my baking department which is required
for the best results. I have now so far
completed my arrangements, that 1 can
promise in future that there will be no
juit complaint, and that the best bread
cakes, etc, will always be on hand. Par-
lies hotels, and families supplied^ with the
best and specif.! orders promptly attended to. Thanking the public for their liberal patronage in the past, I solicit a continuance of the same in the future.
E. F. Clay.
For Sa'e
And   Cattle,
a fine farm.
Adam McKelvey
Society    Cards
Leiaer Lodge No. 13, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings .11*7.30 p. m. in the old
North Com ox School. House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Music Teacher Wanted
Music teacher is wanted to take charge
of the singing class of the school at Court
enay, after school hours, for two or throe
nights per week, for four weeks, A lady
teacher is preferred. Good pay will be
given. Apnlication may be made to the
teacher, F. W. Bobbins,. His address is
Sand wick, B. C.
An Attractive  Entertainment
The entertainment to be given Thuri
day evening, Dee. 1 promises to be a
great sucees. It will consist of duets and
���aartetts recitations and readings. In ad
dition there will be some novelties a-
���ong.whlch will be a shadow pantommt.
��� gypsy scene will-be worth the entrance fee. Then there is the Bellamy
quadrille-looking 'backward is���but we
ar* not authorized to te.l Gc and see
for yoarselves, and tike lady.
Remember the place is  Knights ef
Pybias Hall at the Bay.
Doors open at 7  Commencement it 7:30
Agricultural Association
In pursuance of the call published in
last week's issue, a large num ��r assem
bled at the school house in Courtenay.
Mr. Joseph McPhee was voted to the
chair, and]. J. McKim was made Secretary pro tern,
Messrs Whitney, Duncan, and Halliday were appointed a committee on
Constitution, and the meeting took re,
cess., at the conclusion of which the
committee reported a draft of a constitution which adopted, and the following
officers elected,
Officers and  Directors.
J. McPhee, Presieent; A. Urquhart,
ist. Vice- President; John Grant. 2nd
Vice- President; John Mundt.ll, Secretary: William Duncan, Treasurer; Alex.
McMillan, S, J. Piercy, Jas. McKim,
W. Kobb, J. Heiherington, A. Mulligan, G. Grieve and M. Whitney.
November Roll of Honor
The following pupils in the Courtenay
school ho d first rank in their respective
classes,viz; Walter McPhe class 5th class;
Judson McPhee'4th class; Lousia Carter, 3rd class; Edgar Carter, 2nd class;
and bertha McPhee, 1st class,
In thc Puntledge School the following
pupils stand at the head of their respective classes, viz; Eliza Mulli gan,<jth class
Geo. Carwithcn, 4th class, Lueile Halli-
daj.jrd. Charlotte Milligan, 2nd; Kobina
I 'ingwal, 2nd primer and Ethel Crawford,
ist" priuur,
Shipping  News
The SS. Isabel arrived about dusk
yesterday with quite a 11-amber of passen
gers for Onion, together with freight for
the Bay.
The steamer Gntnox arrived on Tuesday at 2 p. it), aftet experiencing very
heavy weather. She brought fieignt for
Messrs, McKim, E, J. Millet, aud J- B.
Holmes and some passeugcrs.
The Human Ox
Hiding in the Forests Within &
Few Miles of Courtenay��� Discovered
and Interviewed by Our Enterprising'
Last spring, net far from Coi rtenay
about where the waters of the Courtenay
River loose themselves  in  Comox   Bay,
lived a   farmer who was   the lortunnte
posrssor of a pair of oxen, one of which, a
large red animal,    familiarly  called    Bud
was  of extraordinary  Intelligence,     with
eyes of great expressive power, and having a wonderfully human look.    When a
caif this was not noticed, but as it maiur
ed, its  affections and    intillfgince  developed to N\ich a degree that it seemed to
nreler the coniuany of people to   that of
cattle,   It wa.   observed   to rrmain as
near the house as  it  was permitted  to,
watch the boats as they   glided  up   the
stream, and to Interest itself mure and
more in human affairs,    For food it always partook when  able of vegetables,
rather than grass. Oaf- and   grain   were
its delight, but dried hay was its especial
aversion,   As it grew in ago and strength
it gradully withdrew  from  the company
of ihi��se  of its   own kind,   ard   Mien it
could not be near some human   being, it
prefered to remain by  itself solitary and
Alone.   A> the months went by this dis-
pefcitini, to solitude   increased,  mid  for
,i��ys -t would absent iueifwhnlly from its
accustomed haunts, hurrying itself in thc
Snoods.   When it returned the last time,
-it t.rinly refused the yoke and declined
; Ihe company of those of its kind and force
being med to   eompell   submissun,    it
broke with violence away pawing theeanh
in its anger.    Suddenly, as if by a great
exertion its   vocal   chords   appeared to
loosen, and it sent forth a cry so human
and passionate that it   will never be forgotten by those who heard it.   A stranger who had witnessed the scene, involuntarily  exclaimed, "A human ox"    Bus
turned, bowed with   digninity' and then
dashed into the forests, waving with  its
tail a tarewell sign.   Since that  time he
has never been seen or trace of him dis-
couvered, untill met last week by our reporter.    Deeming this ox a great natural
curiosity, and moreover rilled with a sup
picionthai r.erem'ght be a genuine case
of transmigration, wherein a human  soul
formerly clothed in habiliments of mankind, had in some mysterous way come to
inhabit a quadrupedal form, it determined to solve the great mystery, .and establish the connection,  if it existed, between the human and the animal kimloni
We had   for some   time considered the
project of discovering the north pole, and
that wonderful conniry around it,   known
as "Symme's Hole/, which being, owing
to the flatness of that end of the    globe,
nearer thc equator, a region of perpetual
summer.   Why   not?   A   representative
of the press   had heen  sent   lo rescue
Livingston aad bring back the secrets of
Darkest Africa, and had succeeded.   Another, where a wealthy criminal bad escaped from  Chicago, and defied the regularly appointed officers of justice, was
given a commission to   hunt down   the
culprit, aud fouud him in the environs of
Paris.    While quite recently iho Frisco
Examiner, had sent its representative to
interview two noted desperadoes who had
������     " unwhtpt of justice"       	
'Ihe reporter followed them tp iheir
mountain fastnesses whither the officers
dared not follow, beard and reported their
Inspired by these examples we called
our special reporter, related lo him all
the circumstances ofthe case, bade him
make himself familiar with the whole
doctrine of Transmigration of Souls, and
then provide himself with a suitable outfit, so as to remain in the forests, searching its hidden recesses, for days nnd
weeks, if necessary, for once upjn the
trail, it must notbe dropped until success
was sucurcd. To better til himself for the
important undertaking, we gave him from
our libary the religious work* of Hindus
and called his attention particularly to
the 12th book of Manu's Code of Laws
whereby a' slayer of a Brahama��� accor
ding to the degree of his guilt���is reborn
as a dog, an ox, a sheep, a bird, etc."
Here was perhaps the secret of a great
crime��� a human being punished, by being sent at death into the body of a calf
now grown into a sturdy nx. If this
should be established then the soul did
not perish at death.
In a weeks time our reporter presented
himself at our sanctum ready to undertake the task assigned him. In addition
to bis ordinary clothing, he had a waterproof blanket' with a small quanity of
highly concentrated food which required
no cooking.
[To be continued]
Local Braveties
Concert IVcember 1.
Call at the 1 ffice and subscribe.
There is aflutter of excitement��� Dec,!
Go 10 the entertainment to night,
Chrismas i" Comming.
McArdle's fire covered stage i< now
making regular trips. See his advertisement,
Subscribe for your local paper if you
Tho finger of wealth points to Courtenay.
The Court nf Revision sits at t!ie
Court house on Dec, 8th,
BHhg nr send t" 'bis offlne s'l items of
local news.    This is a sacred duty.
on the botvtl*.
addith 11 is the latent   thing
Comox Athletic Association.
Tnere will be a meeting ofthe Association at the Warehouse of Joseph McPhee
near the bridge, Courtenay, on Tuesday
eveeing of next week at 7.30 for uhe
transaction of important business. All
perries interested ere invited to attend.
Fact, Sir;
Teamster { at Courtenay ) " Will yon
have any wood hauled?
Small consumer [ Very busy and impatient )��� Yes, 40 loads.
Small Consumer [next day] ��� Why,
sir, you have brought sis loads, already
Who gave the order for so much?
Teamster��� You ordorded 40 loads,
Small Consumer [Dumbfeunded[ You
���ay as well stop, for I use coal, and need
nly a   little wood for kindling,
November's Progress
Mr. Editor:��� Looking around, I think
anyone wilt say lhat November has been
a remarkable month .in the history of
Conrteuay. A newspaper long wanted
in the district has been started, and
we trust will lead in the van of progress.
Then there is tha new|drng store, a band
some building, and ftrnished with every
thing necessary to cure all the ills that
fiesta is heir to. Lamberts house is completed and the dwelling of J. W. McCann
under ronf, while Mr, Cessford's residence
in Sharp's Addition has been begun. A
reel estate office is also established here
in this month, and last but not least, an
agricultural anc industrial association has
been organised.
There is, indeed, % bright future for
Courtenay. She shines like a diamond
in the bosom of the finest valley ��n the
island.   Lose may she wave-
A. L
Social Party.
There was a large social at Lucius
Cliffs place up the valley Tuesday evening. There were about thirty-five couples, although it must be said that the
gentlemen were in the majority. The
UlUSlG was furnished by Messrs, Graham
McAllister, Smith, and a gentiman connected with Clay's bakery and it goes
without saying that it was eminently sat.
Isfactory, Refreshments were served
during the evening. The dancing room
was spacious and the evening thoroughly enjoyed.
���   Opportunity   -���
Our readers should notice the advertise
ment of Wm. Cheney in this issue. The
lots and blocks of land offered are of
Rabson's  farm   fronting   on    the river
It is known that Mr. Duusmair will
build coke ovens at Union wharf
so as to manufacture coke at that point
extensively. A village will spring up,
and the wagon road now partially built
in that direction, will bo completed, and
running along the bank of the Courtenay
River, Bay, and Gulf will furnish a mos
picturesqu*and populai drive. The rail-
road's bound 10 pass through this proper
y as it will go direct from Com tenay, to
Union wharf
This property will be but an estontion
ef Conrteuay, and one of its most attractive lections, fronting on or being near
the water. It will be sold ia building lots
or blocks ol five and twenty acres. This
���ill afford a purchasor tM^ppunity ef
baying a block end cutting it up into lots,
aad making hit lutile pile.
The p:g appear, to be the moat jmde-
pendant, and also dearest thing we have.
They have a new consignment of Indies
dre-.b goods nt McKims.
There were fourteen inches of snow at
Union lust Suitdn;.
Mrs P. F. Scharschmidt is visiting
friends at Saarnicii.
Three or four hits were sold la��t week
on the south side of the river.
Keep down ibe price of lots, and people
witl buy and build, but to inflate prices
is the height of folly,
Dr. Scharschmidt has been disposing
of Some uf his lots near the Wilson pro-
Il is whispered about that Nnal McFad
den of Union is about 10 join the noble army of Benedicts.
1'ickets for the raffle of a fine music
box which plays 350 tunes, can be purchased at the Riverside hotel.
J.J. McKim went out duck hunting on
Saturday last, and came hack vith I5
of the feather tribe.
Some people are hard to please, but
innst people would b* sooted by climbing
up a chimney.
The odor of orau*e blossoms is aga'n
in the air. and Couttcnay is soon to be
honored with a double wedding
Communication 1 received on Wednesday u ill generally have to lie over untill
the fallowing week. ��� - j.
R. Grant of Union is furnishing the
lumber for Cessford's new bouse in
Sharps Addition to Courtenay.
Last Monday, Win Cheney sold lot 3
block 3 in sharps addition lo D, H. Barnard,    And so the ball rolls on.
Will our M. P., Gordon, kindly look after our n,e�� telegraph lines? it is pleas-
cnt to look at, but we would like to hear
its tick.
There is one good thing about the str.
Joan, she makes regular trips, and can be
depended on.
There is to be a street lamp put up a
the corner ol Union ave and Bay road by
Messers McKim Graham and Young &.
Mr. Petit agent for the Singer sewiug
machines was '.brough the district during
the week. Ho retuins to Nanaimo tomorrow morning.
We are sorry for tne man who was
so anxious to go to the dance up the valley on Tuesday night thai in ordsr to
take the stage from Couruenay lie left
without his supper.
There are a good many society people
around here, as with the Masons, the 1'y-
thiaut, the Good Templars, but none
who belong to the United Order of
Win. Matherson went Sunday morning with runners substituted for wheels.
This was the first sleighing seen from
this office.
There is now a good opening for a
grist mill, a tailor, a harness maker, a
shoemaker, a hardware store, :md the one
who gets hero first will be on the ground
Grant and McGregor of Union have
put in a large stock of furniture ofall kinds
They will also do undertaking work, for
which they have a splendid outfit,
There ought to be a weekly mail service
between Vancouver and Comox, Wky
doat the owners of the steamer Comox
move in the matter?
J. B- Holmes is in receipt of a fine
Grand Piano manufuued by the Dominion Organ and Piano Co.. lor which he
is agent, He respectfu ly solicits the
public inspection.
John Herrington went out hunting
Tuesday. He shot a deer and got lost
Before he found his way out he shot
another deer, and when he finally emerg
ed from thc t'otcst he was near the huuse
of John Mundell'
A be��r was seen crossing ihe Union
road, last Saturday about a quarter of a
mile south of Courtenay. The news
brought out two hunters' who followed
its trail for some distance when Mr.
Bruin gave them the slip.
Dowa at the Bay, they v;ive a beautiful situa'iou, and if they would wake up
and adopt.a progressviupulicy, they might
accomplish great things, but the policy
of waiting nnd depenuing on natural' advantages, will leave it behind in the race.
It is said that some people hold their
land so high' that the gat��s of progress
are closed in certain sections, This is'-
nt generally true of this district, nor of
every body iu any portion of it. but where
it is a fact, there is a simple remedy
Let the assessors take the owners valuation and that will bring them to time pret
ly effectually.
It is saidthata great majority of the
houses at Union, are undergoing repairs
and the number of white miners which
aro teeing employed isgratytyingly increas
ing tho nnami.il stream, which flowing
therefrom is expected tn fructify this region, is aot yet visible; however, there
Is aa expectant look on many faces, and
(he rainbow of hope npans the  heavens.
Strayed to the premises of the undersigned, on or about 19th inst. one. small
red and white heifer, supposed to be a
yearliug���no mark or brand. Ihe owner will please have the animal removed
and settle the cost of this advertisement
Ernest A. Halliday. ONE NIGHT'S HORROR.
Isn't this too bad, now ! Here am 1. Jack
Marlln, chief engineer of the ffooJ ship
ScviUt ���an ocean steamer plying between
Liverpool and New York���Jruasiug for my
wedding, whioh is to tnko place in u few
hours, to havo a note brought to me, telling
ma of the sudden and dangerous illness ol
my assistant engineer und tried friend,
Tom Ruggles.
Whatever ia thine must lie done quickly,
I must no Immediately and see him.
A few minuter' rapid walking brought
me to his tittle home, 1 was soon beside
the sick-bed of ray friend. Ho did not even
recognise me, and my heart, sank. A doctor had been summoned, and after examining Tom said it would simply be impossible
for htm to go out, with hi* vessel to-morrow.
As I gripped the honest hand of my comrade and saw no look of recognition in tho
fever-lit oyeB, as his head rolled Irom aide
to side, my heart -welled and I turned away
With ii sob, and my soul sent up an earnest
prayer that we might yet take many a voyage together.
Hut no time was to be lost.
I hurried lo the home of Captain Mooring
and informed him of what had happened.
He heard the sad new* with genuine regret,
for Tom was a general favorite.
" You know how sorry I am to hour this,
Jack,1' said the cqn lln, " but as il can't he
helped, why, it's lucky Itoanbo monded.
Only a fesr hours ago a very Ukoly looking
follow oame to me and asked mo if 1 had a
plate on hoard 1 could give him, at th>
same time allowing mo some excellent
papers, 1 told him ��<>��� and lie then "aid ho
was willing to work his way as a common
seaman, or In any way 1 said.   Ho seemed
Very anxious to ship with me.     I'll send for
him right away, and tell him to get ready
to go with ub to-morrow. But it's getting
close on to your splicing time, Jack, and I
see   you are   getting   nervous���and   who
wouldn't'; I io ahead, my hearty, and don't
forget lo tell -Miss Kilty to save a kiss.for
me.    I'll follow you as soon as 1 send this
And the bluff, big-hearted old fellow gave
mo a slap on my back and a shove towards
the door.
I went hack to my lodgings, put the last
splicing In ray rigging, and was at my sweetheart's house in good time. I won't try to
describe my darting to you. I'll only say
she was one of the fairest and sweetest girls
in the kingdom. She w*h rather small, and
her movements were as quick and graceful
as a fairy's. We had been sweethearts for
years and now at last we were to be married, and Kitty was going aboard the
Seville to-morrow, to take her bridal trip lo
New York.
The guests have arrived, the ceremony is
performed llie breakfast is partaken of, and
Kitty���mine now forever���and 1 lead off
the dance, At last the guests arc all gone,
and Kitty aud I are left alone. She has
gone into thc next room for a moment, and
T sit as one in a happy, blissful dream,
when suddenly she utters a shriek, With a
bound I am at the door, where Kitty meets
mc and throws herself trembling into my
"What is the matter, my darling';" I
auk tenderly, holding her close,
"0 Jack!" bIis whispered, clinging tn
me, " I saw him again just now, standing
at the window, and ho gave me that terrible
look I"
" Who?" I asked.
"Gaspard Saronne," she replied.
With a smothered exclamation 1 placed
Kitty on u sofa and rushed out to find and
punish the man who had frightened her,
but he had vanished. I had never seen
this man, but Kitty had told tne of
him. Tie was a French seaman who had
come to Liverpool dining my last voyage
had seen Kitty and fallen desperately in
love with her, annoying her a great deal
with his persistent and ardent attentions,
��� until finally, to get rid of him, she told him
of her approaching marriage. In a moment,
she said, Ills manner changed entirely, and
he gave her a look which made her heart
almost stop beating, and, catching her by
the wrist he bent his head ami hissed iu her
"I swear to you that you shall never
marry another.   Remember that I"
Thc next moment he turned away and
was gone, and when, a few days later,
Kitty heard that his vessel had left Liverpool, she hoped she bad seen the last of him.
And here he had come like an evil spirit to
mar the happiness of her wedding night. I
soothed her like a child, aud after awhile
sho seemed almost to have forgotten her
I was on board Ihe Seville early the next
morning and saw that everything was all
right and running smoothly below. My new
uas'slant had not yet put in his appearance
when I went on shore again to get Kitty.
Aa we came on board she grasped my arm
with painful force, and looking down into
her face I saw that il was very pale, and
she pointed nervously across the vessel uud
"'There he is no iv, Jack; there ho id!''
.   "Who?" I asked.
"Gaspard Saronne, " sho faltered.
I looked quickly in the direction she
pointed, and saw, leaning against the rail
of the vessel, apparently looking out across
the water, a striking-looking man���tall,
dark, and handsome. Ho was as fine a
specimen of physical manhood as I nftd OVfln
seen, as he stood there with his arms folded across his breast, tipparcully taking no
hoed of anything passing around.
" 1 will take you lo your room and com.
bjtok aud find out what he Is doing here,
sweetheart," I said.
As I came on deck again 1 met Captain
Mooring, who said to me :
" Here, Jack, I was just looking for you
to introduce you to your new assistant,"
and leading tiie way to where the motion'
less figure stood said:" Mr. Raronno, this
is my chief engineer, Mr. Merlin. I hope
���on two gentlemen will pull together nice
V> as It because of what Kitty had told
me   that I fell such a  repugnance   to   this
man j that as] shook his band I felt us
ihough I had caught hold of a serpent,
that as I looked Into hie dark eyes 1 fellas
one   might feel who look sinlo   BOmO   dark,
f ml pool which inu connected with it the
Story "f a crime'; No; I felt as though Him
had nothing to do with it. Hut 1 mastered
my feelings and gave no sign. It, wiih too
late now, and I would make thn most of it,
After all, it might he only prejudice.
We went together to the engine-room,
and 1 soon discovered tlint, he   understood
his duties thoroughly,   lb: strove to maki
himself a;'re cable, and when 1 went back to
Kitty I was almost ashamed of my first fool
lugs,   I attempted to reassure her, but she
seemed ill at eaie, and again and again expressed Iter regret tliatSaronneshouId have
been taken on board with iis.
All went, well with us, however, and the
following night, about Ion o'clock, J went
down lo make my rounds of the engine-
room.   Saronne accompanied mo, and whon
We had made the rounds of the Upp r roon.s
liQBUggonted that wo go down Into the lower.
We accordingly went. Loading tlio way to
tiie far end of i"he dark room with alfltltern,
he paused und asked mo if I did not think
a certain piston was running rather heavily.
1 listened, and told him I thought it did,
and asked him for the lantern, that I might
examine it. It was n.-ar the floor, and f
h'.d to stoop to Hs-��**Jft, I found it needed
oiling badly and said bo, at tho eamo time
asking when: Hill Stone was, I glanced
up into the face of my companion aa I asked
tho question, and the blood thrilled to mj
heart ill a tide. He was bending over me
and the look in his eyes was like that of a
basilisk. Never before had I seen such a
look on a human face, ami I pray I never
may again. J strove to rise, but his hands
were at my throat, and, ns tie bore mo to
the t'oor, he hissed i
" Hill Stone and the other" have been
drinking to the health aud happiness of you
and your bride, and I put. sotnothlngIntfiolr
grog that will make them sleep until they
and all the rest of you wake up in another
country '."
As he spoke, lie laughed a wild, blood-
curdling laugh, and his lingers seemed to
bury themselves tn my itesh.   In vain I
struggled wilh superhuman strength. He
was more than a match for me on equal
terms, and he had taken me at a disadvantage. 1 struck him in tho face again and
again, but his fingers only tightened their
clap, ami, with that SendUh, maniacal laugh
ringing in my ears, i lost consciousness.
I was restored by having water dashed in
my face. On opening my eyes and looking
around I found myself lying in almost the
same spot whero I lay before. I wai bound
band and foot uud g igged, aud there, standing in front of me, with a diabolical look of
triumph on his face holding a bucket in his
hand, was Gaspard Sarotine.
" Excuse me for reviving you so rudely.'"
he said, with a mock bow, " but I did not
Want you to lose count of what Was passing;
I knew you would enjoy il. And now I'll
proceed to show you what my programme
is. I have so arranged that gradually the
boiler will be emptied, about which time
cold water will pour in, a Blight explosion
will follow, and the sides of the vessel will
be blown out like the sides  of an old   tub,
and every soul on board except Kitty and
myself will sink to the bottom. I'm rather
sorry that Kitty made it necessary for me
to do this," he wcnl on, holding his head
mi one side and looking at me with a leer,
" bull warned her against marrying yon, ami
Gaspard Saronne Is always as good as bin
word.    1   havo drugged   the   BtoltCfS and
several others who might have given me
trouble, and now the way is ulnar.    It  Will
bo a grand sight to see this ship blowup,
noil Kitty and 1 will enjoy it from our boat
He strove to rise, as he lixed on mo one oi
bis terrible looks, but fell back and died
without a groan.
We afterwards learned lhat Saronne had
been for several years an inmate of a lunatic asylum in France, but had been pronounced cured and been released.
When wc returned to Liverpool, iny old
friend, Tom Rugules, was the first man to
siep on boardi ami since then we have taken
many a voyage together.
Years have pissed since that awful night,
and Kitty and I are approaching our last
haven, but she never hoars it mentioned
without shuddering, She had retired and
was asleep when tho madman came iuioour
cabin aud chloroformed her and carried her
out, and my voice, as 1 spoke ta her, was
the tirst sound she had heard. And she
carries yet scars in the palm of her hand
from whleh the skin was torn as sho came
down tho rope.
TheSeiuatlnnor a Mim win. Lay lor Three
iiuurt in His Grave,
" I'll wager the wine there is not a gentleman present who can guess within ton years
of my age," said I '.ilvin S. Freeman, who
sat talking wilh some fellow travelling men
iu St. Louis, the other day. Tho guesses
ran all the way from IS to 11,"..
" I am just .'ft years old," said Mr. Freeman, " 1 was born in IS,">S. I grew old iu a
day, I have passed through the most lei
rible ordeal lo which a mortal was ever subjected���I was buried alive and lay iu the
grave, with si\ foot of earth on top of me, for
nearly three him 1*8, That Was at [Edinburgh,
Scotland, nearly nine years ago. I was horn
it that city.  At the  age of 24 I   married   a
several inilosolT    And now Hi pill  you  iu | girl who had been   my   playmate  hi  child-
closer   quarters.    1   only   wanted to  give
you the pleasure of hearing what 1 intended
to do."
Aud taking h lid of my  feet lie dragged
me to one side of the room, opened tho door
of the lumbar closet, where tools, oil-cans,
Ac., wore kept, and throw me in.
As the madman closed the door, and the
horror of it all rushed upon me, 1 fainted.
How long I remained so I do not know.
When I regained consciousness 1 tried to
Hit up. 1 managed to get upon my knees,
and prayed OS I never prayed before.
In my agony 1 raised my hands above my
head, and as 1 did BO they struck against a
piece of revolving shafting which extended
into the closet, and came in contact with a
strong iron pully attached to it and which
nnecled with the machinery outside.
My knuckle struck against the edge of
Ibis btlle wheel und was slightly cut.
Like a flash from heaven, it oame to tne
that this was my means of deliverance, not
only for myself���that seemed almost a
small matter now���but for my darling ami
the scores oE souls on board. My wrists
were tightly bound wilh a small, strong
cord, which was already beginning to cut
into the flesh, I pressed this cord, steadily and firmly against the rapidly revolving
wheel. In a few momenta so much heat
was generated by thc friction thai I was
compelled to remove it.
Again and again I pressed the cord to
the edge of the wheel, and after what appeared to me to be hours, but which was
really only a few minutes, the cord snapped
with the strain I put upon it, and my hands
were free. I quickly removed the gag
from my mouth, and with my penknife cut
the chords which bound my ankles aud
rose to my feet. Holding my little knife in
one hand 1 groped in tho dark until I
found a hammer, Finland then felt for the
latch of the door. Finding it, I lifted it
pushed thc door.
It was locked���secured with a slock lock
on my Bide, This I struck oil' with several
heavy blows ofthe hammer, dashed the door
open and stood again in th? engine-room,
fully expecting the madman to spring upon
e as I did so,
Bui he was gone.
Only the throbbing of the groat machinery
kept time to the throbbing of my heart. My
knees trembled as I hurried to the spot
where Gaspard had shown me his devil-suggested arrangement for tho destruction of
the vessel. Already I beard that peculiar
sound made by the gauge eock, which told
of danger. My hand trembled so 1 could
scarcely do what was necessary to save the
ship, and when it was done I staggered to
a scat and fell in il almost fainting. Bui in
a moment I recovered, and rushed towards
the stairway leading to the deck. Even
now I might he too late. The maniac might
have murdered Kitty or left the vessel with
As I mounted the last step on lo thc deck
I saw a dark form passing rapidly towards
the bow of the boat.
The moon was shining, partly obscured
by clouds, hut I could see that it was the
form of a man with some burden in his
arms, As my eyes became more accustomed
to the light I saw that it was the figure of
a woman he was carrying, and I felt that it
was Saronne with Kitty in hie arms, preparing to leave the vessel. With a wild
cry 1 rushed towards him. He had just
reached the foremast when my cry reached
him. He turned, saw mo coming, wheeled
quickly, and with llie apparently lifeless
form of Kilty on one arm, mounted thc
ladder, and was at the cross-tree before I
reached thc foot of the mast.
Mad with rage and fear for Kitty I began
to mount the ladder, when suddenly it fell
upon me to the deck. Springing to my feet
f looked up aud saw the madman flourish-
a gleaming knife in bis hand, with which
he bad severed ihc ropes, and laughing that
wild, mad laugh.
Several persona had been roused by my
cry, und soon a circle had formed about the
fool of the mast. Among the first was
Captain Mooring, whom 1 told in as few
words as possible all that had passed, I
was almost wild with fear, Kitty had not
spoken a word and had shown no signs of
life.   Had the fiend murdered her';
" Kilty I" I cried. " Kitty, mydarling,
speak to me !''
As though my frantic appeal had roused
her, sho stirred and moaned, and then, as
eotriciotisness returned, she stretched her
anus towards me and begged me lo save
her. I rushed to tlio mast and throwing
my anus about it, attempted  lo climb  up,
when Saronne said i
MI( any man attempts to eomo up here I
will plunge this knife in her heart t"
I staggered lirvck with a groan,
"Captain!"   I cried,   wildly, "save   tny
darling for tne.    Save her I"
"We will save her, -lack," he said sooth-
lllgly, "Never fear."
The madman laughed again.
"Is any odd iu this company a  good
enough shot to shoot that fellow  without
fear of striking Mrs.   Marllll?"  asked llie
captain, turning to those about him,
There was no reply, ami 1 shrank from
the idea with a shudder. The minutes dragged heavily on, as various suggestions were
offorod. After that first appeal lo me
Kilty had remained Very quiet, and only
when the moon shone out brightly from
behind clouds, 1 COllld see her looking at
me with a world of love in her sweet eyes.
Finally Saronne grew weary of one position, and in order to move, loosened his
hold of Kitty. That was the moment she
had   been praying for.    With one    quick
movement she caught a rope and was gliding towards ihe deck. Suoiilie turned, saw
what had happened, and with a terrible cry
severed the rope with   one  powerful sweep
of tao knife.   But too late,   1 hud seen it
all and was standing under my darling.  She
was almost within reach when he cut the
ope, and as sho fell l caught her safely in
my arms.    Then 1 heard some one yell.
" Look out, he's coming I"
i looked up  and saw   that  Saronne had
���aught another rope, and, with ihe knife
between Id^ teeth, was mpldly Hearing the
dock. To pul Kilty behind inn and catch
up the hammer which had fallen was thc
work of an Instant. But even m I drew
back to strike him, Ihe reporL of a pistoi
sounded, and Saronne struck tho deck on
bis feet, bounded like a ball and fell ut full
length, llie blood spouting from his breast.
hood. A year later I was taken sick, uud,
after an illness of but two-days, was pro
nounoed dead, und preparations were made
for my burial.
"I was as conscious as at this moment, but
unable to speak or move a muscle.
great weight seemed to lie on my chest and
eyelids. All that nighl and 1111111 1(1 o'clock
nexlday 1 lay with a cloth over my face,
listening to the preparations for my inter
mont. At that hour 1 was placed in a coffin
the funeral services were read, and I w
consigned to the grave, Thero was no
stilling sensation, for 1 hud ceased to breathe
but tho black loneliness of those hours
haunts me day and night. I felt that I
Would come out of the trance state before
loath ensu d, would slowly smother to
leuth, and the thought added horror to my
situation. I bud read of graves being open-
id where people had been buried alive, aud
how ihey had torn their lleih with their
nails and turned over in their colli ns In a
mad struggle for air. I wondered if there
Was any way by which I could quietly de<
Btroy myself when nature asserted itssway.
I'.vcry hour seemed to mo as days. It was
Tuesday when I was buried, and I fancied
I could hear ihc Sunday cldines of ihc
church which stood a few yards distant, 1
wondered who my neighbor was on tho
right and who on the left, and if they, too
were buried   alive.    I   wondered   if there
lly was such a thing as death, or if 1 w
to lie conscious in that prison forever.
''Suddenly I felt a muscle twitch, It is
coming now, I thought, A minute more and
I will bo struggling for breath, I felt a
faint flutter at the heart, I gave a little
gasp, and ihe air seemed freighted with
lead, 1 tried to breathe, but it was like
Irawing fetid water into my lungs, I had
resolved not to move a muscle, to die with
my hands folded on my breast, so that if
my body was ever taken up my friends
would not suspect the awful truth, hut I
could not lie still. The struggle begun, und
I fought in my narrow prison house as a
man tights only for life. Horrible as it was,
I seemed to hear my wife's voice ringing in
my oars. It was a cry of agony. 1 tried to
answer it, but could not,
1 A succession of thunder peals shook my
prison houso. It was the heavy blows of
axes breaking open the box which contained the coffin. I moment later ! was lying
on the churchyard sward in my wife's arms.
After my interment she conceived the notion
lhat I had been buried alive, and, to quiet
her fears the grave was opened. I went into
thc grave a young man, and came out aged,
you sec ine now,"
���m .���<afc-f
The following, clipped from tho columns
of the Toronto (Jlobe, Oct. 20th, is of sufficient importance lo newspaper readers  to
warrant ils reproduction in thesu columns
To the Editor ol Tho Globes
Sir,���lam sure you will agree with mc
when I say thn 11 omelhing ought to be done
lo stop the barefaced swindling (no milder
ante will do) which is going nn in certain
directions in our midst, and i have no reason
to doubt Lhat ray oxnoriouoa in this city is
the experience of others m many parts of
Canada. I have road so much of the great
success of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills lor Pule
People that 1 determined lu give them a
trial for nervous troubles. I accordingly
went to a drugstore to procure a supply.
On asking the druggist for llie pills he took
down a glass jar and proceeded lo lake out
the quantity. "Hut," said I, "Dr. Will-
lams' Pink Pills arc not sold iu bulk, and
that cannot bo them." "0, yes, il is," said
the dealer, " we always get them iu bulk
and sell them that way." I had read the
caution of the proprietors to the effect that
these pills were never sold in bulk, and
thinking they should know best, I declined
taking them, and left the store. My next
experience was no more fortunate. Again
pills {link in color to imitate the genuine,
were offered me. When I rcmonstratod
this dealer admitted the pills were not sup<
plied him by ihe Dr. Williams' Co,, hut declared that they were just tho same. And
yet, for the sake of a little more profit, ho
would havo Imposed them on mc for the
genuine Pink Pills had 1 been less cautious. Aa I left tho store, 1 thought
the repealed warning aguinst imitations
given by the Williams Co. musl bo the
result of bitter experience Oil their part.
But I did not expect I would meet with
three dishonest dealers (do you think llie
term is loo strong':) in succession.   My next
experience proved the third dealer little
better than llie oilier two, When 1 asked
tor Dr. Williams' Pink Pills be said he had
them, and then produced a package which I
saw ut a glatlCC bore another name, und
whleh he Insisted were just as good. I declined taking them, and turned lo leave the
store, when the druggist offered to'glvo inu
the genuine pills,    tint 1 did not feel that I
ought to patronize a man who would havo
Imposed Something else  on me  had I been
less guarded, auddeollnod buying. I almost
despaired getting the genuine Pink Pills unless 1 sent to headquarters : but on my visit
to the fourth drug store I was more successful, and was at once handed the genuine Dr.
Williams'Pinkl'ills. Xodoubt, Mr. Editor.
my experience is that of many others, nnd
no doubt hundreds less cautious are constantly being deceived. I think the newspapers ought to do something towards protecting their readers from frauds of this
kind. We frequently road of reporters
doing clever dotoctivo work, etc., visiting
churches In the garb of tho lowly, and then
writing up their reception. Here is a new
Hold for them, Lot some clover reporter
travel tho length and breadth of the city iu
humble guise, ami sec how many dealers arc
honest enough to give him what he asks
for without trying to impose a substitute
upon him.
1 trust, Mr. Editor, yon will give this a
place in your columns, an ft may serve to
prevent some one else from being cheated,
Toronto, Oct, 21.
England Imports annually about fJ0,000
tons of palm oil ; but it is considered that
this is a very small amount compared with
what might he the case were the enormous
supplies fully or even moderately realized.
An Irishman has written a strong article
in favor ol cremation, and lays that cremation hasotiB great advantage ; it will prev
mi " dead" poonle from being buried alive.
OV( E t I'OVffiKtTL YtTiON.
nn' iiiiporiuui Past ot*(heNow I'litrui ami
Timorous Haahoaa*.
Mr. TheoMorc bent has made some surprising discoveries with regard to the inhabitants of Moshonatand. Might years ago
Montagu Kerr described these natives as a
very timid people living among the rocks
and crannies of the hills, where they kept a
constant outlook for the approach of the
dreaded Matabcles. Their enemies for many
years had kepi tiiem in a slate of terror.
Mr. Bend says lhat. m spite of their timid
nature, he believed when he saw them last
year thai their race had seen bettor days,
as they retained traces of u higher civilization iu their skill iu smelting iron, their
carvings, ami musical instruments. Thoy
called themselves the MukaUngu, a name
which did not signify much to the explorer
until ho returned to civilization, when he began to read the works of early Portuguese
In the book written three hundred years
ago by Dos Santos, wdio was a far more
careful and accurate writer on Africa than
most of his contemporaries, Mr. I .cut was
astonished to find thin statement referring
to the region of Mashonaland :
" All these Kallirs ihey call Mocarangas,
beotffse all talk the tSfooaranga language.
The Monumatapa and all his vassals are
Mooaraugas,a name whioh they havo because they live iu the land of the Mocu-
runga, which is the best and most polished
of all the Kaffir languages I have seen,"
Here we have tlm same name as Makn-
languhy substituting, as the Portuguese always did, r for l. Other conclusive testimony with regard to the identity of the
two peoples bus been discovered by Mr.
Itent, und it may be regarded us established
that Ihe timid Makulungus of to-day ure
llie descendaiils of tho once powerful organization known in the sixteenth century
us the empire of Monomatapu, a powerful
Kaffir organization like the Matabelesof today, which fell to pieces on account ol Internal dissensions, and finally became a
prey to thc Zulu hordes. The.descriptions
which Dos Santos gives of the Mukulangas
of Moiiomalnpa correspond exactly with
tho habits ana customs of the present inhabitants, He tells of the annual sacrifice
of the spirits of their ancestors, the intercessors for them between God and man,
the beer drinking, the iron smelting, tho
Mashonaland piano, the weekly day of rest
during the ploughing season, and other
customs which identify them with the
people of today.
fur. Rent has also been able to avail himself of the writings of Arabian historians
who lived 1,000 years ago, whoso descriptions ofthe manners and customs ol the
people living in this region connect them
with the present race. Hence it seems very
clear that the country now called Mashonaland bus been inhabited for at least 1,000
years by the ancestors of llie present barbarous race, a race whioh at one time had
power and some degree of civilization, due
probably io its intercourse with foreign
traders : but it has again fallen into a condition ot barbarism.
During-the ploughing season every sixth
day is called Hod's Day, when the pcple
abstain from work. The day is invariably
devoted by tlio men to drinking beer and
lying idle on the rocks. The Mashona
piano consists of more than twenty iron
notes fixed to a scale on u square piece of
wood and played on a calabash to bring out
thc sound. Tho natives are a musical race,
and easily pick up tunes to play on this instrument.
The anthropologist evidently has au inviting field for research in the study of the
Mukulunga, whoso language is as yet little
known. The natives aro very reserved
with regard to tholr customs and religious
A Human Were-Wolf-
London Truth pulishes the following pen
picture of the court whero Weill was convicted :
A dim, dingy, cockpit-looking hall, dear
Lady Hetty, with a raised bench running
along one end, an ample dock and an overhanging gallery at the oilier, ami progressive pens tothe left, Opposite to these
and beneath tho only windows through
which struggles the light of day an antiquated jury box, containing 12 men, the very
image ofthe waxworks in Mine. Tussauds
Chamber of Horrors,
Iu the well, rows of long tables covered
with briefs and rows of low forms covered
with lawyers. The atmosphere stifling. In
the dock a human werc-wolf, tall square-
built, wilh a bald, angular-cast skull, low
forehead, a squint partially concealed by
gold-rimmed glasses, uud incessantly grinding his under jaw as he stares through the
windows at the prison walls opposite, There
is nothing startling about the man. He
conveys a general impression of vulgar profligacy and disease, combined with tie outward indications of middle class respcclu
bility. I could pick onto.dozen others like
him in thc Strand at any hour of the day.
Tothe extreme right of the bench, the
judge���a eold deliberate, experienced man
of the world, arrayed in a theatrical scarlet robe, a little gray crimped wig, and
projected by a high strip of scarlet cushion
at the back. Along the platform to the
left of him a row of aldermen, fat, thin,
abort and tall, looking supremely grotesque
in their tawdry costumes of silk, fur and
frippery. Also two or three sporting poets,
a flaneur, and a commission agent, Around
on every side a dense mob of half-stilled
spectators. Women, members of the Bays-
water Hysterical Brigade, who mistake
morbid interest for intelligence, with broad
felt huts, wavy feathers, heavy features and
solid brocades. Idle men, attracted by idle
curiosity to wituess two men fight for a fcl-
low-inau'y life ! Outside iu the immediate
approaches petty officials cadging for gratuities and grunting admission to the court
for shillings and hull crowns I
This is Her Majesty's Central Criminal
Court; the period, the close of the nineteenth
century; and the occasion, the trial for
murder of Thomas Nolll Cream.
A\ .��(il.0-CmiHM MIRACLE.
Au Interesting Letter From Across the
.Mr. .lumen li.gr.iiu Ki'lntv* llie story til 111.
���MillerU..:. nmi Itel.-itM- Iti-im-ei. tiler
llie lte-l Doctor* tUMl Sailed.
The fame of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills is
not confined to Canada ami ihc United
States, but extends also across thc Ocean,
and from the mother land conies a letter
from one who learned the value of this great
remedy while in Canada and who now, although thousands of miles away, gratefully
acknowledges what  Pink  PHIb have done
for him after medical aid and all other remedies had failed. His letter cannot fail to
bring hope to other sntlerers as it assures
them that in Dr. Williams Pink Pills they
.nay look for a cure even in cases pronounced
by the most eminent medical specialists as
Hhiorderen Monmouthshire, Hug. |
Nov, 20th, 1891, j
To   the    Dr.    Williams'    Medicine   Co.,
BrockvlUe, Canada.
Gentlemen,���It may surprise you to receive this letter from across the Ocean, but
1 would not be doing my duty did 1 not
write *.o thank you for thc noble medicine
called Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo
People, and to let vm. know what thuy had
done for mo after four years suffering, and
when all ether medical aid had failed. My
trouble occurred while in Canada, and 1
was treated by several doctors and in the
Montreal General Hospital by Dre, Smith,
Molsou and Macdouald. I first felt the
effects of the disease, which the doctors
pronounced diabetes, in January, IS80.   I
used many remedies and tried numerous
doctors, with tho only result that I grow
poorer in both health and packet.    At last
In despair I went to the General Hospital
for treatment, but the result was no better,
and on the 30th of April, 1801,1 loft that
I Institution a poor broken-hearted, downcast
| man, Dr. Macdouuld having informed me
' thai they hud done all they could for me. I
continued to live on iu misery until about
the middle of August, when 1 saw iu tho
j Montreal Star an article telling the story of
a niuu who, after spending hundreds of dol- '
, bus, had tried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and
j found u cure. Drowning men, they say, will
patch at a straw, and it would be impossible for tne lo express iho gratitude 1 feel
for the hope that mail's story nave inc. I at
! once bought a box of Dr. miliums' Pink
Pills from Mr. It. l.irks, druggist, on Me-
QUI Street. Ueforo 1 had finished it I felt
that Pink Pills were helping mc, and I procured four more boxes. These almost restored mo to health, and through the kindness of Mr. O'Brien of the harbor works,
I was given a light job on the harbor wharf,
and was again able lo earn my living. [
made up my mind, however, to return to
the land of my birth, and on Ihe fifth of
November, sailed for England, The passage
was rough, and 1 caught eold, which set mc
back somewhat, but I am again regaining
strength. I find thai I cannot get the Pink
Pills here uud 1 waul you to send mc a supply, as under no circumstances would I lie
without them, and you may be sure 1 will
gladij recommend them to my friends both
note and elsewhere,
Yours gratefully,
Jamks Inukvm.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills ure a perfect
blond builder and nerve restorer, curing
such discuses as rheumatism, neuralgia:
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St. Vitus' dance, nervous headache, nervous prostration and the tired feeling iliereiorni, the
after effects of la grippe, diseases depending on humors iu the blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Pink Pills
give a healthy glow to pale and sallow complexions, und are u specific for the troubles
peculiar to the female system, and iu llie
case of men they effect a radical euro in all
eases arising from mental worry, overwork
or excesses of any nature.
These Fills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, llrockville,
Out., and Schenectady, N. V,, and are sold
only in boxes bearing the firm's trade mark
and wrapper, at Wets, a box, or six boxes
for $2,50. Hear in mind that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills are ncversold in bulk, or by the
dozen or hundred, any dealer who oilers
substitutes in this form is trying to defraud
you and should be avoided, Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills may be hud of all druggists or
direct by mall from Dr. Williams' Medicine
Company from either address. Thc price
at which these pills arc sold make a course
of treatment comparatively inexpensive as
compared with other remedies or medical
j An Accidental Pop-
A young man proposed under very po
. citliar circumstances. He hud known the
! young lady some mouths, when one even-
i ing ho proposed going to the theatre. She
! being agreeable, away they went. Now,
the entertainment was to commence with &
I laughable farce, entitled, Will Yon OS My
I Wife.'
The young man was reading this to the
young lady as they were crushing to get
in, but she only heard him say " Will you
be my wife 1" as sho was squeezed closely
to him by the crowd.
She answered, *' Yob, Harry, dear, but
hart we not better got out of here?"
And out they got.
He did  not fairly comprehend  till she
said,     " Whatever made  you  propose  lo
tne when we were lialfsinieezed to death ! "
But he roso to ihc occasion und said, "It
was the suuee/e lhat did it, my dear. "
All claims not consistent with thc high
character of Syrup of Figs aro purposely
avoided by the Gttl. Fig Syrup Company.
It acts gently on the kidneys, liver aud
bowels, cleausiug the system effectually,
but il is not a cure-all and makes no pretensions that every bottle will not substantiate
Au exhutisfivo article���the stomach
Dr.   Harvey's Southern t.ed   Pine for
coughs and colds is  the  most reliable and
perfect cough modlolne in the market. For
sale everywhere.
The pen enable.-; a young man to give his
girl an inkling of hjs sentiments,
i porarv- niltnir, and stops toothaobe Imtanfc
ly.   Sold by ilniKgisls.
" You* ate weak" Biiid a widow to her
boh   when   he   remonstrated   against   her
marrying again.   "I know it," ho replied,
" 1 am so weak thai 1 cunt step-father."
Have You Asthma?
Da,   K.   ScitimiAHS,  St.   Paul,   Minn.,
will mail a trial packago of Sohldmnnn's
Asthma Cure free to any sufferer.   Gives
IllStutlt   relief  in  worst  eases,    and   cures
where  others fail.    Name  this  paper and
md address.
A. P. 033.
������4 NEBVS
form all the sub-
stances teoded to
enrich tha Blood
and to rebuild th*
Nerves, tliin making
tbem a certain ana
speedy cure for all
uisaasoa arising
from impoverished
nerves, such as paralysis, spinal diseases, rheuumtidm,
greoa Blckncss-thati
tired feeline that iflfeots so many,etc They
have a speciuc action oil thesesualsvstem of
Ktli men and women, restoring lost vigor.
(young and old), suffering from mental worry,
overwork, iiiKomuiu, excesses, or self-abuse,
should tnko these Pills. They will restore
lost ouorh'ies, both physical and meutal,
afflicted with tho Weaknesses peculiar to their
box, nuchas suppression of the pot tods, bearing
down jiaiiif, weak back, ulcerations, etc., will
flud ilies.) pills an unfailing euro.
should take these Pills. Thoy enrich the blood,
roGtoro health's rosea to the cheeks and correct nil irregularities,
Br-.wAitH op Imitatioka. ThoBo Mill are
Sold by all dealers only In boies bearing our
trade mark or will bo sent by nihil, uoitpald,
on receipt of price��� SOoentaaboxorfltorfoUu,
Urobilin. Out., or Mort'it iWa. N.Y.
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IU 1. .
A Sad Thought
Uncle Moso met the Rov, Whungdoodlc
Baxter of the llluo Light Haptist Tabor,
"Doy say dat de uholory dtnaootnln1
parson, ' said old MoSO, " and it DUghtor lill
us wid solemn thoughts."
" lut'h so, Mose. Dar's somooddor dings
bpsltlo do cholera what tills me wid de most
selomnotis kind of thoughts, I was just say-
tn1 yesterday if dom folks what libs next
deor to me don't buy some moali good layln1
Iiiiiim, and lay iu some more lire wood hit's
"Winter be a hard winter on yer bcrlubbcd
A Practical Example.
Teacher���"(live me   nn   illustration  of
the superiority of mind over matter."
I'npil (after prolonged reflection)���" I
have to mind you. That's what's tho
Don't read ! Don't think ! Don't believe!
Now. ure you belter? You women who
think that patent medicines ure a humbug,
and Dr. I'icroe's Favorite Prescription the
biggest humbug of tho whole (because it's
best known of all)���does your laok-of-faith
cure come':
It's very easy to "don't" iu ibis world.
Suspicion always comes more easily than
ooiindoncc.   lint doubt���little faith���never
mudeasick woman well���and the " Favorite Prescription" has cured thousands of
delicate, weak women, which makes us
think that our " Proscription" Is hotter than
your "don't believe." We're both honest,
Lot us come together. You try Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription, If it doesn't
do as represented, you get your money
Whero proof's so easy, can you afford to
Little hut active���arc Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets,
Host Liver Pilla made: gentle, yet
thorough, They regulate and invigorate
the liver, stomach and bowels
It is not generally known that an orange
hit in the exact centre by a rifle ball will
vanish at oucu from Bight, Such, however,
is tho fact. Shooting il through tho centre,
scatters it in such infinitesimal pieces that
it is at once lost to sight.
Mm. A, A. Wtlltams
Lynn, Mass.
For the Good of Others
Rev, Mi;    Wtlltams   Heartily   Kn-
domett Hood'tt Sarsapattlla,
Wc arc pleased to present this frorr.
Rev. A. A. Williams, of the Slllsbe
.street Christian Church, Lynn, Mass.:
������ i see no reason why n clergyman, inoro than
a layman, v.lio knows   whereof   lie   speaks
Should hesitate to approve nil
Article of Morlt
ami worth*, from whleh lie or bis family hiiv>
1-een vlimallv |.->u<'lLli'.|. and wln-.e , j'lniil.;
tl nay MT\c 1.1   oMeml lll'Me   l.ein-tlls   l<
others hyiiierejisiiiir their cmilltleli*'. Mv wit.
has for many years been n sufferer from seven
Nervous Headache
For wlili'h She found little help,   She hat llleil
lliniiy   Him::-,   that   promised  well   bllf
Lust fall a friend gave her
of Ho>
It |
ine; what simply one bottle could and did il
for ki-r. Tin- iilfiiek ��� of In-mlnclm decreased h.
number nnd were less violent In their hih'u
sitv, while her uriirr.il li":ilt)i hits been Im
proved. Her appetite has also been better.
Prom our experience with
Hood's Sarsaparilla
I have no hesitation in endorsing ifN turrit-.,'
A. A. Williams
Hood's Pills ������"���it tlio t��'tt family cathartic
tjontlu and effoctivu,   Try n box,   Price 25u
��� been roB.ilat'1) u-'hue
ISIS Ifnrty-ovcii long
Dill-Bill hid) nun i n)i '-.-. .1 iliiiilu flio public
re not fools and do llOl rculiniictu buy ffOOdS
unless they aro satisfactory.
of Complete steam Launches from SOxitoSlxT ���
"Acme coal oil Uollors nntj Engines  from
ItoBH I*.    Lit nee- size-.    Ooal or wood  fuel.
"The Mawh Steam Pomp" tho best boiler
feeder In I'm market. Itcuirrts exhaust into
feed water heating It from  t'l lo 10degrees.
For   catalogue   ..end   3a   stamp.    .MUM
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Thank YouJ
this is run rsiiEttsAL testi-
MOW of those Who have suffered from
IITQ diseases, after ihey have trial J
Of Pure God Liver Oil and
-Of Lime und Sodn.-
FLESH VnODVCmt, It It usrd nnd
endorsed b\f Physician*. Avoid alt
imitations or substitution*. Sold by
all Druggists at SOe, and $1.00.
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V^ ronto, hoi excellent courses In Uliert-
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Hog's Caving* Full lines Now limns. Long
t'leur Bacon, Rolls, Choose, Lard. oto. Paiuc,
Buqrwbi i. & Co, Ltd., Sumwsora to J.\s.
Park & Sox, Toronto.  i
to a ���""id old ago, buy a
The Williams9ifg, <u. Mil., Montreal.
Subscribed Capital 96,000,000
Paid up Capital  2,ueo,ooo
Rosorvo Fund         1,650,009
Debentures or th a Company. The cnniiul and
assets of tho Comnaiu being nlodmid fur
money Huh received.   Douenturo nolifors are
at ..il'tiim- a-urednf perfect -.afeiy.
,1. Ill ttltltt I .1IAS��.\,  Managing Director.
��� from poor dlges'
wsSl Hon, etc.     Rldneyslall
���K*i2 looxlrao" "       '      *-
v' ft
....   Jlrt
blood.   Heart
IlseasQ and other maladies aoieo with iMirli
:'iiin<iu.- force that bretik
d o w n o it r strangest
youths in a few weeks
So -ays I'opularllyKlt'tiu
��� and adds : "Bt, Leon
V Water hlU the power to
Jh.'hf    nnd   destroy   the
cause, is the most powerful antidote known, and
should  ho taken freely
to absorb the deadly poI��
,-en- thai undermine the
Try It.    It  will prove
the truth of above)
St- Leon Mineral Water Do. (Limited)
Branch Ofii<
���--Crystal Hall; till YongO Street,
Empire Tobacco Co., Montreal
will oive positive and instant relief to those suffering
from colds, Hoarseness, sore
Throat, Etc., and are invaluable
to orators and vocalists. r. it
t. w. stamped on each drop. try them
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If ho has not gol one toll him toRof ii pretty
i|iiiek, because those naini- stunil for agCS
tlirotn,'h evci-v kind uf weather. ���Manufactured only by
For  Circular  Address,
Vi N'uiiliroltt Ave, Toronto
Farmers and Stockmen
A prvall | ve cure for Sprains Urulsc*, (Ireon or
old wounds, Influenza. Weak Knoes, Balled
Hbmililers sore Backs, Capped Hocks, Swollen
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We Ruaranteo an ahsotuto cure in from, one
to throe applications
Olio Trial ��l!l Convince
Pronounced by medical   men tho RreateHt
discovery of tho Nineteenth Century.
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For sale by DrUgRtstS.
John Bull Steol Plate Range.
The preparation ol delicious and wholosomo
in.i ii iisoouury lo our happlnusn.  To ace ���
Mi this line materials must bo itseu.   Wu
''empire baking powder
j contalnlnu strength,  purity, ami  safoty
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correct mo Cheap. ���
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BURBIML Machinist. 134 Kino, Street W. TORONTO
pile is reduced
Band Mill
on you now c-et
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utire cost of change savod
olit thereafter-^so why
! I
Early Home Training-.
A lady remarked to me the other day
dint the development of original sin in her
two-year-old boy was something sppalling,
���'ami he is such a baby it is impossible to
train him yet," said she. This is where
many parents make a fatal mistake. At
the first dawning of intelligence in a baby
he should begin at least to learn that his
baby faults react upon himself. If a baby
nt eight months erics through sheer naughtiness��� bo suro lirst that it is naughtiness���
then put him iu a room where ho can cry it
out alone.
A poor woman of my acquaintance, who,
in addition to the care of several small
children, took in laundry work, had a littl
boy ;if a year aud a hall who eaused her
great fear and trouble by his persistence in
playing around the stove. The poor mother
explained again aud again that the stove
was hot aud would burn, but without effect. I
At last in despair she luid his fingers ou the
hot lids, and with spartan tirmncss held
them there until quite painfully burned.
When she told mc of it, I exclaimed in horror at her cruelty, but she replied that she
hud, undoubtedly, saved his life, as, since
this harsh lesson, he would not go within
many feet of the stove. Children aro of
inch different temperaments ami characters
that it is absurd to detail set rules for their
government, My own baby, when leus than
a year old, learned that llie steam hea'.eri
In my apartments were hot ami always
gavo thorn a wide berth in passim*.
Perhaps tho only general rule that will
apply is that of houusly. The time-worn
ullage is never more true than when applied
tothe training of children, ]lc perfectly
honest with your In tie ones. If baby cries
every liino you put on your hat, becauso he
knows you uro going to leave him, don't go
in the next ruutu to put it on and slip away
for fear of his cries. As surely as you do,
he will soon begin to cry if yon go out of the
room, becauso ho will havo learned that
going out of it has meant a prolonged
absence. There is no tyranny like the
"pink and white tyranny " of infancy. 1
havo learned by experience that most of my
troubles in the management of my childi
have been caused by my fatal weakness of
tilling what was easiest at the presont moment. When my first child was young]
learned some pretty severe lessons on this
point. The whimsical little fancies that
come into their baby heads are logitm. On
baby of my acquaintance would ouly take a
drink from his mother's ham), which little
whim his fond mother humored until one
day a buby sister came, ami nIic saw the
evil results of her good nature. Master
Jack refused food or drink tor .IU hours because his mamma could nut give it to him,
but, although she begged to have him
brought to her, the linn ami judicious
auntie who had him in charge, would not
If, by the time baby is a year old he has
not learned that you mean what you suy,
and that his loudest scrcums will not swerve
you from your purpose, you have sown the
wind and must be prepared to reap the
whirlwind. Next to this, and perhaps beside it, comes the lesson of obedience. Only
a mother knows how hard it is to make a
pretty baby rogue who runs away Irom his
morning bath, shrieking with glee at his
own waywardness, come to her at the sound
of her voice. His very wilfulness is so
pretty that she can hardly keep from clasping him to her and covering htm with kisses.
Hut alas 1 if wo mothers yield to any such
transports as these, it ia to our own undoing.
By gentle means, if possiblo, if not by sterner ones, baby must learn that mamma's word
is law, To this end it will be just as well
if mamma does not bewilder his infant mind
with many laws.
Thero is another little lesson which biby
can learn, as was demonstrated to mo at a
friend's house. This is to control his feelings, and if he happens to feel cross, to restrain his iliMtc to wreak vengeance ou all
hit faithful subjects, It often happens, as
it did iu this instauco, that baby wakes from
his nap in that mood which is popularly
supposed to bo caused by gettiug out of th
wrong side of the bed- In such cases, the
mother's usual mode of procedure is to bush
ami soothe and to try by various means to
divert his mind from his supposed grievance, while baby's usual mode of procedure
is to grow more and more exacting. In
this case, baby's papa aBked the young man,
who was not yet 14 months old if he wanted
a drink. Buoy shook his head and yelled
louder.    "If you don't stop crying, ' said
fapa, "You shall go in the kitchen,
la by hesitated a moment, then thought he
would risk it and resumed his crying, upon
which papa promptly carried him, high
chair and all, to tho kitchen. Presently a
very much subdued and mollified baby called " Papa " in heart-broken tones, ant] upon
shaking his head "yes," when asked if he
would be good, was brought in, somewhat
shame-family, smiling. At first I remonstrated with tins stern papa, but ho silenced
ino by saying," Babies and husbands should
be trained to control aud suppress their
feelings and not make others miserable
every time thoy aro a little out of sorts."
Cool Weather Dishes-
Fricasseed Ciiickks.���Wash and cut up
Iho chickens; boil them in just enough cold
water to cover them and add to it a little
Bait, or a small slice ol salt pork. When the
chicken becomes tender and seems done,
have some hot baking-powder biscuits broken opon and laid on a platter, place tho
pioces of chicken on those. If there
should bo more than a piutof broth left
from cooking tho chicken, boil it down to
that quantity, Melt a tablespoouful of butter in a saucepan and add to it a heaping
tablespoouful of flour, stirring constantly
till smooth, and then pour in slowly a cup
of milk, and us it boils and thickens add
the broth and pour the gravy thus made
over the chicken and biscuits,
StbamkO Fish.���Cut oil" tho head and
tail; wash the fish, salt and lay it ou a
plate in u steamer, and cook till .lone ; then
remove carefully to a platter, after having
taken oil the Bkin,
Servo with drawn butter made as follows
Two heaping teaspoons of flour mixed
well with a piece of butter the aizo of an
egg. Pour ou enough boiling water to make
it tho consistency of cream, and llavur with
very little Worcestershire sauce.
rtUfSn Aiti.k Cakk.���Ouo pint Hour,
one-half teaspoonful salt, one-hall teaspoon-
ful soda, one teaspoonful cream of tarter,
one-quarter cup butter, one egg, otto scant
cup milk, four sour apples, two tablespoons
sugar. Mix tho dry ingredients. Add tho
egg beaten and mixed with ttie milk. The
dough should be soft enough to spread half
an inch thick on a shallow baking-pan.
Core, pare and cut the apples iuto eighths,
lay them in parallel rows on the top of
the dough, tho sharp edge down, and
press enough to make the edge penetratu
slightly. Sprinkle tho sugar over the
apple and hake half an hour. Fat while
hot, with butter or with lemon sauce
���This Is one of Mrs. Lincolu's recipes,
Rye Puffs.��� Two cupftils rye flour, one-
half cupful wheat Hour, one egg, one table-
spoonful sugar, one teaspoonful and a half
baking powder, sifted three times with the
flour, one cupful and a half of milk, or
enough to make a rather stiff batter. Add
the milk to the whipped egg and sugar, stir
iu the flour, and beat hard for a minute before pouring into greased gem pans. Buko
in* quick oven, They will be found wholesome und delicious.
Scalloped Tomatoes.���Peel and slice a
dozen or more tomatoes, chop a very small
onion fine, and grate a pint or loss of bread
crumbs. First put in a layer of tomatoes,
a pinch of onion, and little salt and peppor
and bits of butter; then strow on bread
crumbs, and more tomatoes, seasoning etc.,
finishing with bread crumbs on tho top. If
the onion flavor is not liked omit it. Bake
in a moderate oven three-quarters of an
hour or more, according to tho size of the
dish, or until the tomato is very soft nnd
thoroughly incorporated with the bread
ccum*" l
Spiced Qbatbs.���Five pounds of grapes,
two pounds of brown sugar, one-halt pint
of strong vinegar, throe teaspoons of ground
���innsmou, two of allspice, and one of cloves.
Pulp tiie grapes ; cook tho pulp until the
?eeas separate, then put it through the colander. Put one oup of cold water on tho
skins and boil till they are tender; then
add tho pulp ami otter ingredients, and
boil until it looks thick enough. They can
be sealed in fruit jars or put in wide-inouth-
od bottles and corked, or iu crocks with a
paper pasted over them, according to the
Cixxahon Rolls.���Take a piece ol broad
dough as Urge us a pint bowl and roll out
as thin as pie pastry. Smear this well with
butter, tlieu sprinkle over generously with
sugar, sprinkle over enough water to make a
wet paste of the sugar, and shake powdered
cinnamon over the whole until it is brown.
Roll up preciso'y as fur jelly roll, and sot it
to rise. When it has risen, cut it through
with a knife, separating into pieces an inch
or so thick. Bake in a moderate oven for
thirty minutes.   A delicious coffee cake.
(Joldf.s Pl'ddisu.���One oupof granulated
sugar, one egg, three tablespoon fit la of melted butter, two and one half cups of Hour,
two teaspuoufuts of baking powder. Pour
hi a low, square tin, and bake twenty-five
minutes. It should be served warm, with
a sauce poured over it mado as follows:
Stir to a cream ono tablespoouful of butter
and half a cup of sugar; moisten with a
little cold water two teaspoonfuls of (lour,
and pour a pint of water over it to scald it
und then stir iu tho butter and sugar ; beat
tho while uf one egg to a stiff froth, uud
stir it in the sauce just before seudiug to
the table ; flavor with lemon.
Aiti.k CumI'utk.��� Select medium-sized
ami rich flavored apples, pure and core
them, cutting in quarters or halves. Make
a syrup of a half pint of cold water, tho
same quantity of urauuliitcd sugar and
tho juice, ami a little of grated rind of a
fresh lemon. If cinnamor flavor is liked
put in a stick und remuvo it before the
apples are put in. Boil the syrup til a preserving kettle a few moments to dissolve
th: sugar ami then put in the apples unit
cover the kettle closely. Set them where
they will not boil, only simmer. If they
are inclined to stick to the kettle shake il
oc.asionally. \\ hen they are transparent
remove wilh a skimmer to the dish in
which they aro to bo served and boil the
juice down till thero is just enough to partially cover them, thou pour it over and set
it away to cool.
Frihd Chicken.���There are few better
dishes than fried chicken, if cooked [satisfactorily: but it needs careful watching, because if cither under or overdone, it is tasteless and unpalatable. Cut up tho chicken
into pieces proper for serving, wipe them
dry, and season slightly. Have ready a
spider or deop pan, with two tahlespoonfuls
butter; make it hot; then luy in the pieces
nf chicken, not too closely, and cover, so as
to retain the steam. Do not cook very
fast, but lot tha heat bo uniform and steady
until it is nicely browned on this side, then
turn, and add more pepper and salt, if needed, and more butter" also. When dono take
it up, pour u teueupful of milk or cream
into the pan. When it boils, add a little
thickening, take it up iu u gravy tureen,
nmi serve it with the chicken, It adds materially lo llie flavor. v
Meoca. Tho Holy Oitj.
Mecca, sometimes called Om-el-Kora (tho
mother of towns), lies iu a narrow sandy
valley running r.orlh and south, among barren hills from two hundred to five
hundred feet in height, about forty-
six miles from the Red Sea port of Jedda.
In Rurckhurdt's time the town, including
suburbs, occupied tho broader part of the
liltlo valley, extended up the slopes, was
not more than three thousand live hundred
puces in length, and had an estimated
stationary population of thirty-three thousand ; the permanent resident a are probably
now about forty-live thousand. It is described by Burokhardt as a handsome town,
the streets broader than usual in Oriental
cities, Tho houses aro built of grey stone,
many of them three stories high, with window.) opening on the stiott: many windows
project from the wall, aud have eluborutely
curved and gaudily painted frame-work.
The houses are built, as usual in the Fast,
about courts, with terraces protected by
purapots, and most of them are constructed
foi tho accommodation oi lodgers, so that
the pilgrims can have convenient access to
their separate apartments. The town, in
fact, is greatly modified to minister to the
needs of tho great influx of strangers in the
annual Hadj. Ordinary houses have apartments for them, the streets are broad to
give room for the crowd of pilgrims, aud
tho innovation of outer windows is to give
tho visitors a chance to see the procession.
Tho city lies open on all sides; it has few
trees, nnd no fine buildings except the
great mosque. It is not well supplied
with water, and in the height ot
tho pilgrimage this fluid becomes scarce aud
dear. The wells are brackish, and thore
are few cisterns for collecting rain-water. It
is true that tho flow of the holy well Zem-
/cm in the mosque is copious enough to
supply tho town, but thero is a prejudice
against using the water for common purposes, and besides it is heavy and bad for
digestion. The best water is brought in
an aqueduct from the vicinity of Arafat,
six or seven hours distant, but the conduit
is in bad repair and unclcuncd, and this
supply often gets low. The streets aro un-
paved, and as the country is subject to
heavy rains.ulteruatingwilh scorching heat,
they are always eitherexcessivcly muddy or
intolerably dusty. The fervent heat of the
town ia always contrasted with the coolness of the elevated city of Medina, Mohammed said that ho who had endured tho
cold of Medina and the heat of Mecca
merited tho reward of paradise. Sudden
and copious storms of rain frequently de
luge Mecca ; sometimes the whole town it
submerged, houses are swept away and
lives lost, and water has stood in the mosque
enclosure ns high as the black stono In tho
Kaaba. Although Burckhardtsays that he
enjoyed his stay there and was very com-
fortable (the Hadj that year was iu Novem
her), his experience is not that uf most
pilirrims,���[Charles Dudloy Warner- in
Harper's Magazine.
A Momentous Time-
When Mrs. Spudkins called on her friend,
Mrs. Dinsmorc, the other evening, she could
see at once that sotnelbing unusual was about
to transpire. The latter wus dressed in her
very best gown, and she bravely tried to
repress the tears that came involuntarily as
she moth: I upon her little daughter, and
tried lo make tho tot happy iu u hundred
ways that only i mother knows,
"I want her to remember me as she sees
mo now," said Mrs. Dinsinorts, "I want her
always to think of her mamma as haniliomo
and sweet. For this reason I have arrayed
myself in my very best before I ohungo my
clothes and go away from hor."
And the mother wept again : but wiped
away the tears before tho child saw them.
"Mercy!" cried Mrs. Spudkins, as the
nurse carried away Mrs. Diusmore's daughter, "what is going lo happen ? Are you
going to India us a missionary and leave
your family here';"'
"Oh,   no!"
"Are you going to a hospital to die of an
incurable disease?"
"You haven't���you haven't���got a divorce, wilh child given to the fatter?"
"Oh,   no!"
"Then; why all this solemnity of faro-
well ���!"
"I am going to take my first lesson on
thc bicycle." 	
Algeria is tiie greatest cork-producing
country in the world, having 2,800,000 acres
of oork forestB, of which' 300,000 are made
to yield regular crops. The finest cork is
obtained from that provin ce.
Tho Italian Ordnance department ia considering tho purchase of a projectile which,
when it bursts, will produce a luminous
disc of 100,000-candIcpower. It would light
up an enemy's camp with great brilliancy,
How They are Detected,
Everybody has heard of " Quatorsieme "
tho professional "Fourteenth person*' at
dinners. There were men in Paris, not so
very many years ago, who made it their
business to serve at short notice aa guests
at banquets where the accident of thirteen
at tabic occurred thus satisfying the superstitious by uddingonoto theirnumber. The
individual thus called in was introduced as
a friend invited to the repast, and thero
was nothing about his appearance or demeanor which could arouse BUspiciou that
he was not present ou tho same footing
with tlm others.
It seems surprising to find bucIi a custom,
in a modified form, newly introduced in the
best of London Society.
The fashionable hostess nowadays in
giving a dinner commonly engages a detective of gentlemanlike aspeot and address to
take the part of a guest at her tabic. He ia
invited not for any superstitious reason,
but to protect the tableware and other
household property from being stolen by
the diners.
Such articles as solid gold spoons aro ex
tremely apt to be pocketed, and tho fact
bos long been notorious that no small and
costly piece of bric-a-brac is safe in the
most exclusive drawing-room.
"Kleptomania" is the term charitably
applied to a thieving habit which is not so
very rare among persons of good social
The other day," remarked a leading
detootivu to us, "owe of my men was em-
iloyed on the lookout for a large reception,
de saw a haudsomely-drossod woman delib-
���rut fly take aud secrete tho top of a beautiful vnso. The object could havo been of no
use to her, but tho loss of it would have
spoiled un ornament worth ��100."
" Ho stepped up to her and said pleasantly : 'Madame, I presume that you want to
have a duplicate of that made*!'
Oh, yes I' she replied, iu soma confusion.
Well,' he remarked, 'I fancy you had
bettor put it buck, aud you cuti get a duplicate by seudiug your artist here.'
Of course she gavo it up at once.
Nothing more was said, save that her name
was reported to the hostess, who dropped it
from her list.
That is the way we always manage,"
went on the detective, " Exposure does no
good iu such cases. The same method is
practised at a dinner where the detective
keeps a quiet watch upon the guests, only
eating and drinking enough to keep up ap-
earanccs. Ono lady of my acquaintance
as nil her most valuable bric-a-blue fastened securely, so that the articles cannot be
removed. She has given up having silver-
backed brushes and other such precious
toilet appurtenances in tho dressing-rooms
at her parties, because they were stolon so
" But it is at weddings chiefly," continued our informant, "that the society kleptomaniacs get iu their work,
"At large affairs of the kind we are
sometimes called upon to furnish as many
as threo men���one to walk about iu the
room where the presents are exposed, another to stand by the diamonds, and a third
to remain outside on the pavement for the
purpose of keeping professional thieves
from entering the house. It is a fact that
thieves in the regular lire of business carefully watch the announcements of swell
weddings with a view to robbery.
" My observation has shown that kleptomania is actually a disease. It is much
more common among women than with men,
Furthermore, it is in a sense inherited, and
the invest:trillion of many eases has tended
to show that longings on the part of a
mother will thua affect her unborn child.
So thoroughly am I convinced that victims
ot it are not responsible, that I always try
to protect them from exposure. At the
same time they como under the head of
" opportunity thieves'1���they only yield to
thc tempatioo when good chances oner, and
they think they nre secure from detection.
"Not long ago 1 caught a woman of the
highest social position in Cio act of secreting a diamond brooch at a jeweller's. I
followed her carriage home, asked to see
her privately, and obtained from her a ��100
cheque, which was the price of the article
stolen. Her husband never heard of the
" Most decent people declare that anonymous letters are unworthy of attention.
Very commonly they destroy them and pay
no regard to them, knowing that they are
moat likely to be inspired by motives of
cowardly malice. Nevertheless my experience has shown that 00 per cent, of all such
missives contain statements which are true
in the main. Persons who get them often
employ detectives to ferret out the writers,
The first step in this kind of work is to get
as complete as possible a list of the friends
and kuown enemies of the individual addressed. Noxt tho guessing faculty must
be put in play to discover who could have a
motive for writing the communications.
"Anonymous letters may be divided
roughly into several classes���namely, maliciously annoying, threatening, slandering
others, apprising secretly of danger, and
advising merchants that they are being robbed."
Everybody Who Hay be la (be Way Kills
If efore Their Dripping knives,
It is a religious fanaticism, a madness
under which a man makes up his mind to
kill any one he can until he himself is killed.
Brought on by drink and religion, or frotr
whatevor cause, tho process ia the same.
Tho madman selies bis kriss and rushes
headlong down the street, cutting at every
one ho meets. To any one who has seen a
kriss or a parang further detail ia unnecessary.
A man running amuck is as a dog with
hydrophobia, but the panic caused by thc
former is by far tho worse. Like the mad-
dog the madman is followed hy a noisy
rabble, who, sooner or later, run into their
man uud exterminate him. When this
vengeful rabble is made up of bloodthirsty
Malays and Chiuamcn its wild rage uud
fury are beyond control, beyond description.
The clamor und blood-curdling yells of tho
pursuing crowd and the cvor-ueariug about
of "(Iran amok, orun amok," is au incident
which can never bo forgotten by any ono
who has seen or heard it. The bravest
quails when suddenly turning tho corner of
am reel ins ears ate greeted with the cry of
"Orun amok," and a few yards off ho boob a
Mulay running straight at him, braudish<
ing in his hand the bloody kriss with whicli
he has already slaughtered all in his way.
His hair flowing behind him, his sarong
thrown away or torn ofl' in u struggle, his
naked chest recking with blood, liis cyos
protruding from hit. head and twice their
natural size, coming towards you with the
rapidity of a deer, every muscle in his herculean liltlo bo:ly swollen to its greatest
tension, his kriss dripping with blood, his
oyes upon you, with dire halo and'determination gleaming from them; down he
comes upon you, tne whole place ringing
with tho cry of tho ever-increasing and
avenging crowd behind him, down upon
you cornea the "orun amok ! oranumok I"
What He Is.
The tramp had appealed for a dime and
had it safe in his pocket.
" Why don't you go to work 1" asked -he
donor of the dime.
'1 don't have to," he replied.
' Why  not.   Havo you enough money
to live ou?"
No, sir, but I have a position, air,"
But I thought you  said   you didn't
" I don't."
" And you have no private fortune?"
The trump smiled negatively.
"Then what kind of   position do you
" I'm tho connecting link between labor
uud vapital,    tifiJjL>/'
The Giant Ounard Ship Cimpania Now
Afloat on the Clyde.
���lulls la Line* for Capnclly, 1- le ernes*, antl
llraulr. She Exceeds tiie E unit at Ihe
Sal-eat luuiun Twins l>y Over '.',01)0 To lis.
What aro the limits of the marine architect iu the building of mighty ships? A
representative of one of llie great lines
thinks this question may be answered in
Yankee fashiou by propounding another,
and that is i How big must a ship be before her running expenses exceed her receipts '; Will larger ships than the giantess
of the Cmiai'd licet. Campania, launched
lust mouth on tho Clyde, be sent forth to
battle for commcrciul supremacy of the Atlantic? Other competitive lines doubtless
will build, and we may not unreasonably
expect to see withiu the next few years a
flyer of greater tonnage and power than the
Campania. An American engineer of large
experience recently wrote to Mr. Vernon
H. Brown of the Cunard line, congratulating him on the launching of the great Cuii-
ardor and expressing the belief that the day
was not remote wheu the 1,000-loot ship
would be in service between New York and
Liverpool. Mr. Brown Buys he does not see
what is to prevent the coming of
if it can be demonstrated to the lino that
may order her from the ambitious British
builders that she will yield a reasonable income Thero is now no dock either in New
York or Liverpool largo enough to accommodate sjch a vessel. The biggest docks
wo have, recently lengthened for tho twin-
serow ships now in service, are not ovor-700
feet lonir, and thoy would not bo wide
enough, even if lengthened, safely Lo berth
a 1,000-foot ship, whose bourn would be
close upon 100 feet. The Liverpool docks
were not large enough for llio White Star
llyers, and these vessels are docked at Birkenhead, which bears tho aamo relation to
Liverpool that Brooklyn docs to New York.
Thero was a stronger feeling among ship,
ping men when the pioneer of the twin-
screw Titans, the City of. New York, was
launched in 1SSS that sho would ruin the
Iuman Company. She turned out to be an
immensely profitable ship, and in tho important item of coal consumption she showed herself more economically nearly ��100
u day than either the Ftruria or Umbria,
then the swiftest merchant ships afloat. The
sister Cunarders burn about 350 tons, and
the City of New York and City of Paris
burn each about 3'2o tons a day. The conservatives opened their eyes when they
hoard that the Cunard lino was building two
000-foot ships. Thsy had supposed that no
company would venture beyond the 10,500
tons of the City of Paris, and they shook
their heads after the ancient custom of
shellbacks, and looked a big doubt they did
not care to utter after the failure of their
evil propliecies about the first twin Bcrew.
The Campania is more than 2,000 tons
larger than the aisle- ships of the Inman
lino. The only vessel ever launched that
was bigger than the Campania was the
ponderous Great Eastern, whose designer
of awift ocean navigation by bulk, combined with the comparatively insignificant
norse power of 0,'200, applied to paddle
wheels and propeller. Tho Great Fastern
waa 680 feet long and 83 feet broad, or 00
feet longer and about 13 feet broader than
the Campania, The builders of the Campania expect hor engines to develop, after
she has been in service a season or two, between 20,000 and 30,000 horse power, or
nearly five times as much as the Great
Eastern used ineffectually and with much
expense, owing to the marine engine of her
time. The Cunard Company feel ao well
assured that tha Campania will bo a swift
and profitable ship that thoy have duplicated her in tho Lucania, which will be
launched next month.
The Campania slid from the wayB at thc
yard of the Fairfield Company, the builders
also of the Ftruria and Umbria, on Sept.
8. The Clyde was dredged immediately
opposite the yard, as there was fear that
the deep draught of the ship would cause her
to strike bottom. She made hardly any
commotion when she took the water. She
is built somewhat on the lines of the Umbria, having a straight stem and an cllepti-
oal stem. She will have, when completed,
two pole masts. She measures 020 feet over
all and 600 feet on tho water line, and thus
has an overhanging stern of 20 feet, Her
extreme beam is 05 feet 3 inches, and her
depth oi hold from the upper deck is 43
foet. Sho will have sixteen water-tight
bulkheads, so constructed that in case of
damage to any two of them she will still bo
able to float. She ia built to meet admiralty requirements, for serving as an armed
cruiser in time of war, having decks especially arranged and strengthened to carry
guns, and her vital parts protected. Unlike
tho other twin-screw ships, tho Campania
has au opening in the stern frame similar to
that in a single-screw steamship. This is
intended to give the propellers more free
dom of movement. No brackets are fitted
to the stern frame to support the outor end
of tho shafts. Instead tho frames of tho
hull are bossed out and plated over so as to
form tho stem tubes. At the outor end of
these nre strong castings of Bteol whicli answer the purpose of brackets, and being a
continuation of the lines of the hull are supposed to offer the leist resistance to propulsion.
It may be assumed from this description
of her business end that the Campania was
built for a racer. Her designers and constructors have done away with almost every
conceivable hindrance lo speed that exists
in the best of the twin-screw fleet in service. But the most marked difference between the Cumpania and the City of Paris,
fleetest of steamships, is in their engines.
The engines of the City of Paris are triplr
expansion ; that is, each set has three cylinders, ouo high pressure, oiio intermediate,
and one low pressure. The engines of tho
Campania although nominally triple-expansion, might not improperly be called quintuple expansion, Each set of engines is tit-
ted wilh five invortetl cylinders, two of
which uro high pressure, two low pressure,
and one Intermediate pressure. Tho for-
ward and after cylinders uro tandem, tliut
fa, tho high pressures are placed abovo tho
low pressures, The exhaust is from the
high pressures to tho intermediate, and
thence to the double low pressures. Engineers say that these are tho
over constructed. The cylinders uro arranged to work on three cranks, set at an
angle of 120 degrees wilh ono another, and
ull having the same stroke, Steam is generated for tho engines in twelve big double-
ended boilers, arranged in iwo groups, with
one funnel for each group. Each boiler has
eight furnaces, ninety-six in ull.
Excepting her rudder, tho Campania is
entirely of British build. No British firm
hud tho machinery necessary for making the
rudder, which is formed of a single piece of
teel, and was rolled by Krupp, the gun-
maker of Essen.
With the advantages her constructors
have had through studying the weak points
of the racers of this season the Campania
ought to carve a large slice off the record in
a year or so, when her engineers begin to
understand her. Since June, 18S8, when
the Ftruria held the record, Ihcn 0 days 1
hour and 25 minutes the twin-screw speeders have reduced the tine between Sandy
Hook and Quoenstown by 11 hours and 31
minutes. In the next tour years we may
not reasonably expect tho power of steam,
which has its limitations even when exerted
through triblo expansion engines, lo knock
another eleven hours or more off tho record.
But wo may hope to seo ttie Campania fulfil
tho expectations of her owners, just as the
other big ships have sometimes dono after
disappointing first cftoris by covering the
ocean race track at the average rate ol 22
knots an hour, thus bringing Queenstown
within five and a quarter days of New York.
Should she develop 23 knots and maintui
t for the voyage, the New World and the
Old will bo divided by only five days.
Algernon Charles Swinburue, who is ono
of the candidates for the laureateshlp left
vacant by thc death of Tennyson, resembles
some of tho preceding lauroates, particularly Wordsworth aud Tennyson himself, in
feats of pedcstriuni3m. Ho likes to take
long walks, though ho is probably not fond
of forty-mile tramps, such as Wordsworth
used to take with nis sister. Mr, Swinburne is quite unlike Tennyson in physical
appearance. He is us insignificant aa the
laureate was imposing, and is as thin as
Wordsworth was. His hair ia red, and his
whiskers are Parisian. Ho is said to have
the lamented Haunibal Hamlin's antipathy
to overcoats, aad goes about without one
ti the teeth of the southeast winds he likes
so well to doscribo in verse.
There was a curious Moslem religious
ceremony at tho opening of tho Jaffa and
Jerusalem railway for traffic. The Jerusalem
tcrniinuB of the road was decorated with
palms, when the Mohammedan priest hud
offered prayer, three sheep with snow-white
fleece and gilded horns were dragged upon
the rails and slaughtered. They were loft
there until tho blood had ruu from their
veins and reddened tho ties, and then the
locomotive, freed by this sacrifice from the
machinations of evil genii, went pulling out
of the Holy City.
Augustus J. 0. Hare tells an interesting
ancedote of Disraeli, who went to Liverpool, " a young man all curly and smart,"
with letters of introduction to Mr. Duncan
Stewart. When ho was shown tho Exchange, crowdod with busy merchants, he
said : " My idea of greatness would bo that
a man should receive the applause of such
un assemblage us this���that ho should bo
cheered as he came into this room." At
that time Disraeli remained in the building
unnoticed, but when sumo years later Mr.
Stewart again conducted him to the Exchange a cheer arose that deepened into a
roar. Tho Prime Minister wus greatly
pleased by the demonstration, and recalled
to his host thc remark he had made years
General Benjamin F. Butler is said to
make ��100,000 u year from his law practice,
but age is coining upon him with rapid
strides, forcing him to give up some of the
hard work necessary to earn such an income.
He is now nearly seventy-live und visibly
older thun he was a few years ago. Ho is
very much bent, and his eyesight is poor, but
his mind is as keen aa when young. For a
man of his bluff nature ho hud always had a
curious weakness for striking clothes, He
used to like to wear fur overcoats and cow
boy hats, the latter au adaptation of his
army chapeau, but nowadays his tastes are
Oliver Weudell Holmet, who recently be
came eighty-three years old, had the good
fortune, tlio distinguished honor, as he
himself terms it, of being born the same
year with Gladstone, Darwin, Tennyson,
and Lincoln. The genial doctor, philosopher, and poet was very "smart" and
active when his last birthday was celebrated. His eye waa bright and his mind
clear, and his sense of humor as Keen as
wheu the "Autocrat" was young. The
only literary work which he now has in
hand is a volume of reminiscences, to which
he devotes a brief part of the morning. Tho
remainder ot the day is given to the enjoyment of life and the preservation of his
health. To the latter the aged poet pays
close attention, eating simply and regularly,
walking half an hour every day, una art1
ing for two hours, and adding to his night's
sleep a short nap during the day in his easy
Around the World.
The map entitled " Around the World,"
issued not long since by the Canadian Pacific Railway Compauy must be now familiar
to the general Canadian public. It is not.
however, and cannot become, too familiar,
It shows on a fiat surface the northern
hemisphere, which embraces tho bulk of accessible civilization. This definition may
not be satisfactory to the Australians, but
it does not necessarily clash with the idea
of an imperial federation. There is here all
the more reason why Australia should desire a strong " painter to hold her to the
clustered members of the Empire, from
which she sits bo far apart. But this is a
parenthesis. To return to " Around the
World," and tho statement that it is a map
of accessible civilization, it muat, therefore,
naturally invite long and interested study,
It ia a remarkably I ucid map. Tne first fact
which strikes tho eye in it ia the southern
Canadian boundary, midway, ornearlyso, be
tween the equatorial and arctic circles.
This boundary is irregularly continued to
a complete circumference by the Canadian
Pacific ocean routes, describing a circle
within a circle. And again wo have embraced in a smaller space almost tho whole
of accessible civilization, though wo muat
bo pardoned for now omitting those portions of the United States which did not
originally belong to Britain, and refusing
to encumber our remarks with any observations upon the Chicago World's Fair. In
other words, tho circle formed by thc Canadian Pacific Kail way and ocean transportation lines, takes in Canada, the British Islands, Europe Asia and Japan, constituting, us we havo said, the bulk of access
iblo civilization, Christian aiidnon-Christian,
The rest of the world in a word is "not in
When Providence intended the North for
tho homo of tho hardy and vigorous races of
mankind it was wisely ordained that the
laud on our planet's aurf ace should be gathered for tho most part in the northern hemisphere, and disposed of compactly iu what
may be called tho habitable belt, about
equally removed from tho torrid and frozen
zones. This is the bolt between the 40th
and 00th parallels. It embraces British Col
umbja, tho North-west Territories, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick, Prince Edward Islund and Newfoundland, besides the northern states of
thc Union, and thence across the narrowest
part of the Atlantic ocean, thc British Isles,
France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Austria,
Sweden and Norway, portions of Turkey,
the fertile regions of Russia and China,
These are the accessible settlement.* of civilization, thc communities of tho earth thai
Wilt propagate mankind tothe last, that
will colonize and trade with the remote ami
Unhealthy or enervating climes of India,
Africa, South America, aud the Southern
Statos of the American Union,
for the first lime wo bulievo these countries have been with geographical accuracy
mapped together anil the map deserves to
be prominently displayed, particularly in
our schools.    Tho advantageous position of
the Canadian Domiuiuu is beyond every
other national homo conspicuous in this.
chart. It is in tho direct way uf trude aud
travel in the now stream in which they
are now beginning to flow, thanks to the
consummation of this astounding commercial route round the world, which is most
appropriately a Canadian enterprise, There
no doubt that travel and tratlo bring
population on their tide, and the day cannot be far distant when the Canadian portions of the hubitablc belt will be well
populated. Too long our map makers have
taken their equatorial line us the centre of
their views. Our children have upon these
fallacious observations been brought to look
for Canada away up somewhere near the
north pole. Canadian maps are as vicious
n this respect as any others, antl eipecially
aro we called upon to condemn the maps
that have been issued in the past by the
Department of Railways at Ottawa und the
Department of Crown Lands.
Of all vegetable phenomena iu tropical
ilimatcs tho Palo do Vaca is ono ot tho
most rn murk able. Although it frequently
;iows upon the bare sides of ft rock, and
uis dry coriaceous or loathery-liko leaves,
yet It is productive of a very glutinous liquid. For months its leaves ure not moistened hy a single drop ot ruin, und its
branches and boughs appear entirely dried
up ; but when the trunk is pierced it gives
out n plenteous Supply of yellow juice,
having a bulsutni.: perfume, und is said to
he as uouridliiugus ihu milk of thc cow,
Hopes That Seem to l.o Itralucil While llie
Spell of ihe Drug IasIs,
When I get up iu the morning my lace is
bloated, swollen, uud my acquaintances,
some of them, say that it is the effect of
liquor, but the more observant, those better
versed in the world, say that it is morphine,
or the fluid extract from the poppy, and
they arc right. Do they blame me. Yes,
they do. 1 am called a fool. I am told
that I am throwing my life away. 1 am demoralizing my brain power and my nerVOUS
system along with it. 1 am told that 1
should let il alone, und to add weight lo
their argument I urn told of all the horrible
and frightful cutis of the most frightful mul-
utly. Thoso who tell me about it have not
had the experience ; they go by observation,
i have had ooth observation and experience,
11 .hero any reason why I should not know
and why I should not appreciate the sad results of un imbiber in opiates ? All that my
well-meaning advisers tell me is true, yet
when I retire from my work, a Beige varying from fourteen to eighteen hours out of
the twenty-four, I get to my dingy little
room and find relief only in my little bottlo
of opium, or in a morphine luhlct. It is
very odd, it is unreasonable some will say,
that a man with brains enough and perhaps
a trifle above the usual capacity would thus
resort to deliberately breaking himself down.
But this is un old story.
Do I take my medicine with anxiety and
pleasure mingled! No, it ia with a fouling
of repulsion, and as I tip my head back
draining the very last dregs from tho glass
a feeling of dejection and remorse tills me.
I think ot what my dear mother would say
if hog kuew, and 1 sometimes think, yes,
believe, that sho ia looking down on me, I
can see her face full of compassionate
sorrow, ami that deep, holy love that only
u mother can feel for a sou. I see at such
times ihe mistakes I have made during my
life, and though thero has been nothing incriminating, I havo not been an angol. Tho
poison has boon taken, and the spree be
tween that time and when it takes effect is
not of tho most agreeable. The word remorse is not strong enough. I am too ambitious porhups, and lack the ouo quality or
feature which pushes a man to tho front. I
do not got along fast enough, and my salary
is too miserably aud insultingly small.
Aa I think those things over with all the
bitterness there isin them, the opiate takes
effect and distracts my attention from what
1 please to term my misfortune. A kind of
numbness creeps over me and seems to take
possession of my whole system. The sensation is not pleasant nor is it disagreeable,
lor I know what is coming.
Oblivion creeps over mo, and the hell of
this world, if it can be termed bo lightly, is
gone, and I enter a life, an existence, that
1 have soeu in my earlier worldly experience, aud am in my own hemisphere.
In my fancy I live the lifts 1 would live
ia reality. No, there is no extravagance,
no dissipation iu my imaginary life ; all is
as comfortable and respectable as the most
exacting and proper could wish. My occupation is such that 1 have no chance lo indulge
in social pleasure, for at tho time for receptions and social calls I am the busiest, aud
I make no effort to cultivate elevating
female society, because I know I cannot
follow it up. One reason I couldn't follow
it up, and more, my salary is too small. J
could not move in the society I would.
In my dream life I havo my only joy
Whenever I enter that existence I am, tc
use the only expression, "out of sight." I
have been seated by fair women at tables
laden with the lux dries of life. I have talked with brilliant, men at the banquet table,
und though I never take a leading part in
any such demonstrations, I enjoy it and
follow it in tho even tenor of my way. At
other times 1 will be at my home, a little
place I have pictured out iu a quiet part of
tho city, enjoying the comforts that are to
be found only in that modest little cottage.
My home, my mythical home, is not a gorgeous affair, but it is so happy. It is furnished in that quiet, rich taste that only a
true, loving and wiso wife can show. Quito
often, while we sit there, the little one that
has been born to us will utter a cry in her
sleep, und the evor-thoughtful mother will
go and bend over the cradle. Soothing
words, wi'Ji looks from her eyes beaming
with maternal lovo quiet the little thing.
The care and the responsibility that are
placed on us by that little treasuro draw us
closer together, and our love is infinite.
Again 1 will drift into the channels of my
daily occupation, and I struggle on, as I do
iu actual life, but the results are reversed
ami I meet with reward and am happy. It
may be that at such a time I am single, as
I really am, and will find myaelf in the society of my ideal of womanhood, who in my
real life I have nover met;
All of these most happy events and
situations does the opiate bring on, impressing themselves most vividly upon the
When consciousness returns I awake with
a heavy, dull sensation in my brain, and I
am unable to determine whether what has impressed itself is t.-uu or not. I stretch and
rub my swollen oyes, and the truth of tho situation is upon inc. The blood courses hot
through my body, feeling as though hot
irons were applied to the pulse. Thoughts
cannot be collected, the memory is impaired, and the daily grind is before me. Mental and physical exhaustion follow, and then
tho worst���pay day. " Is there any relief
to be secured''." I debate the question with
myself. "Yes, thero is." Then "No;"
then "Yes," and my hand reaches again
or the fruit of Ihe poppy.
Some Recent Wife-Bales-
According to a Welsh newspaper, a man
employed at the Cyfarthfa ironworks sold
his wife, in 18113, to a fellow workman for
the sum of two pounds ten shillings, with the
understanding that another half-sovereign
should be spent in drink. Tho wife, it is
Maid, win* more amused than indignant at tho
transaction. On the fifth of July, 1872, a
well-dressed woman applied to tho Exeter
mugistratos for a summons against her litis-
band, who had refused to support hor cliil
tlren. To the utter astonishment of tin
justices she staled that her husband had
sold her lo a man with whom she was then
living for fifty wounds, hu undertaking to
Biipport two of the ohildrcn. Ho appeared,
however, to havo gone back on his bargain,
und refused to do anything for them, ami the
magistrate! very wisely declined to inter-
fore. In 1877 a wife wus sold for forty
pounds, und, what is more remarkable, tlm
articles of sale were ilr-wn up and signed at
u solicitor's office, the money paid, anil tho
chattel bunded over with all the gravity of
law. In tho course of a County Court case
at.Sheffield in May, INK I,a man named Moore
stated that he was living with the wife of
onu 'it his friends, uud tliut he hail purchased hor for a quart, of beer! During the
hearing of a School Board case in l he course
of 1881. at Ripon, a woman Informed the
Bench that she had been bought for twenty-
live shillings, and had assumed ihc name of
the purchaser. At Alfrelon, iu ISS'J, a
husbuutl sold his rib for u glass of beer iu a
fmhlic-liousc, ami llie rib gladly deserted
lor legal lord, One cannot expect a wife
for less than two-pe'iec halfpenny ! Two
years after this a bricklayer at Peasholmo
Green, Yorkshire, sold his wifo for one
shilling and sixpence, a " legal " document
being drawn up to make the bargain binding
on all sides. In the Globe of May the lilh,
1887, there appeared an account of a well-to-
do weaver at Burnley, who was obargod
with having dosertod his wife and three
children. He admitted the soft impeachment at once, but urged that inasmuch us
he had Fold the whole family to another man
before the alleged desertion, he wus acquitted of all responsibility for their maintenance. It wus nothing to him whether their
purchaser provided for their wants, the law
i.id better see to that. For himself he had
duly received three-halfpence, the amount
of tlio purchase money, ami thero his interest in the affair begun and ended 1
Drowning, as a   punishment for crime,
was legally enforced in Scotland up to the
year Hill. Tho samo punishment prevailed
n England up to u few years before this
Thirty years ago there waa a great outcry against the lighting of St. Stephen'*
Cathedral at Vienna by gas. The Archbishop has now introduced electricity.
A visitor to Marshal MucMuhon says
that the Marshal is still a great sportsman.
He starts out wilii his gun ut six in iho
morning and walks twelve or fifteen miles
a day.     His baud is tin.) und his uim ii
According to statistics compiled by the
International Telegraph Bureau, there
were despatched in Europe during the year
1891, 207,699,000 telegrams; in the remaining portion of the world, 88,423,000, a total
of 296,017,000.
A resident of Lawrence, Kan., received a
letter last week which was mailed in Chicago twelve years ago, Itwas" accidentally
discovered " in a ventilator shaft with a
wad of other mail.
The Tourist Zeitung publishes a list of
Alpine accidents for 1802. There were $2
futilities in all,20 haviug occurred in ascents
without guides uud 0 with guides. Twenty-
six were tourists and ti weru guides. Ten
werecaused by attempts to gather edelweiss.
The river Nile has a fall of but six inches
to 1,000 miles, The overflow commences
in June every year and continues uutil August, attaining un elovatiou of from twenty-
four to twenty-six feet above low-water
mark, aud tlowiug through tho Valley of
Egypt iu a turbulent body twelve miles
wide. During the last one thousand yeurs
thero hud been but one sudden rise of the
Nile, that of I yJ.", when 30,000 people were
Since tho war of '70-71, twenty-two
yeurs, the military expenditures of Lranco
havo been fifteen miltards threo hundred
and sixty-eight millions of trancs, or about
S'l.SOO.OOO.OUO. This sum is exclusive of
the five milliards paid to Oermany as au
indemnity, of the sum expended ou the
navy, aud of the amount used in building
strategic railroads aud the payment of military pensions.
An EuglUdi Railway carriage company is
building for an Iudiun potentute three su-
porb railway carriages, which will constitute
a palace on wheels. In tho framework of
each carriage is to be used ��40 worth of
teak to resist thc ravages of insects. The
suite of carriages includes day and night
apartments for the prince and his retinue,
and also a cuisine department���the latter
having the facilities lo carry two tons of
water and two tons of ice.
At tho manoeuvres near Spandau, Germany, special orders were issued that the
country between Oatowand Carolinenboeho
should be cleared of everybody outside the
army, aa the troops were to practise with
the now ball cartridges. Despite all warnings, a servant girl went to work in a garden
on the outskirts of Gatow. A stray bullet
shattered hor arm and entered her loft
breust. She was removed to a Spandau
hospital, where she died a few hours later.
British postal curds of tho value of one
halfpenny���corresponding to our ono-cent
cards���have always sold at three farthings
each. Tho penny cards recently put on
Bute for foreign correspondence sell for just
one penny, the simple amount of tho postage, as all cards sell here. The British
people now want to know why cent post
cards don't sell for a cent, and one member
of Parliament has figured that tho revenue
from the extra farthing ou each post card
brings iu to thc Government over $110,000
a year. The annual sale of postal cards is
about 230,000,000.
The desire to serve the country by holding
public office, be the post ever so humble,
seems to be about as strong in France as
anywhere else. The Prefect of/ the Seine
hud recently 1,071 offices at his disposal, all
of a minor importance, and for these offices
he had over 40,000 applicants. The offices
were mostly aa supernumerary clerkB, porters, local customs collectors, tobacco shopkeepers, and even chief funeral mutes and
cemetery rangers. There was only one ofiice
that lacked a candidate. That was the
office of teacher of manual labour in the
elementary schools. There was no aspirant
for this situation.
The Roman journal L'Italia says, since
the Trench manoeuvres, that " the work
that the French have accomplished during
the late manoeuvres is admirable beyond
question, and it gives a clear idea of their
powerful military organization including
the railway service. Without being jealous
of our neighbors, we would be glad if their
oxamplo could be followed in our country.
In truth, we are fur, indeed, from thc French
organization, and our inferiority is rendered
more painful by the fact that it is completely ignored, \Ve believo that we are almost
on tho top of ihc mountain, when in reality
we are at the foot."
News has just reached Rome of a shocking occurrence in a sulphur mine near
Palermo, While work was in progresB an
accumulation of noxious fumes took placo
at an unexpected point, and five men wero
immediately overcome, and shortly afterwards succumbed. An alarm was soou
raised, aud two gendarmes and a man entered the mine in the hope of succouring tho
unfortunate men. These courageous people
were also suffocated, and it has been found
impossible for the present to recover tho
Lieutenant Walder, a French officer, has
completed his ride from Sedan to Rheims
and Wk in 24 hours, with 40 minutes to
spare, ou his marc Incartadc. Starting
from Sedan at ono o'clock iu the morning,
ho reached Rhcima about half-post nine,
and after a short rest commenced tho return journey, arriving at Sedan at 20 minutes pas*, midnight. Altogether about 161
miles wero covered, and tho feat was per*
formed under very unfavourable conditions, for u strong wind wus blowing und
tho ruin came down in torrents nearly tlio
whole of tho time.
Hans Nielsen, of Coponhagcu, has hud
the probably unique experience of being
sentenced to death three times. Such is
iho lenity of Danish law, or rather the iu-
disposition of the authorttes to proceed to
extreme measures, that this notorious criminal bos already been reprieved Owice and
relegated to prison for a long term.   It was
in prison that he commuted his toot offence,
for he murdered one of bis jailers. Nicl-
BOn began his career of crime at the age of
eight By Bettlnq Qro to tt farm bouse, antl
it tl doubtful whether he hits ever eiancd
an honest penny in. the wholo course uf
his existence, Ho was formerly resident
in London.
Au Accidental Pop-
A young man proposed under very pa
uliar circumstances.    He hail known ihe
young lady Soma months,   when  ono evening bo proposed going to the theatre,   She
being agreeable,  uwiy they   went.    Now,
the ontertalnnjent was to commence with a
laughable fame, entitled, Will Yon be Mi/
"'ify ���'
Tho youp'g man was reading this to tho
young ladfy as they were crushing to get
in, luit,vlie only heard him say " Will you
he my wile?" as she wus squeezed closely
to him by the crowd.
She answered, " Yes, Harry, dear, out
"hail we not belter get out of here':"
And out they got.
He did not fairly comprehend till sho
said,     " Whatever made you propose t*
��� when we were half-squeezed to death ''."
Bui ho rose tothe occasion and said, " It
was the squeeze that did ii, my door. "
What makes life drcaiy is want of motive
{Qeoge Eliot.
Argument in company Is generally tho
worst sort of conversation, and in books tho
worst teat!ing.
Edison lias two hundred women in his
mploy making tho most- dclbate electrlca1
No man is born into the world whose work
S not born with him ; there is always work
aud tools to work withal for lliose who will. THE WEEKLY NEWS, DEC   i,   189:
��� in rara new.1,
Published   By  M. Whtney *
Son.    Every Thuisday.
Courtenay B. C.
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m  advakci. .
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����������-<. p��r line               10
Local Qoiieee, per line     0 to
N utces    of  Births,    Marriages    *n��-
I) litths.  50 cents each insertion.
No Adverttsmtni inserted (or le*t tliar
Imperial Federation
Ihe   iiitrri-si in ihi* qnrttiun ii ii
crfaMiiff, and tlis> l*elirtii that the pt-..-
It Hit COndi'loil of ���lUin   eft*   not    lotlfC
continue, add* !u"l it) ih* egiiation
Imperial Fcdoratlon niMtni wp.rtM .
��� ati-it.il   in   th"     lifiiith   PtrtWtntbi,
Whi 11 thai ikku plaof *"��� 'lull no !,.;.,
11 lie k culonj, *l>ut * ooordinat*1 p*i
ofthe 1 ritiah Eu.piri*, with u voici
in her foieija'n. i��s well ai her domtmiu"
|.olify This m<*sus ni cuurtf, that
���*�� shall bear uur pTojw-ti'tn ut national
I iirdi it. In tlm*- it will com* to iii#ji;
also .hat he vt.ii u�� colonits will br re
I re-."n ed ituho cahinet, tidthisisas it
-i 10 j Id In4. Stub a ti-u-iiiiun (jnt-a u��
ei|iul mitk with Uootland ami Ireland,
Li-ndon wou'.tl i-fuiiim th* C*piiu|, end
tti'- royalline of aueuession i**tnaiu a*
it is. but Caiutlians under a Hair system
<r federation shniilrl sit both iu th-
Hrniae ".: Lords, and the Common's,
j iM-t, am bhnuld, indci 4, be a part ol
illicit iiaiion, aud not a d.tprjrnleiivv
ilJ   li-nY.
Fair    Trade
Tlv great d��'| ie��i'>n in uianuftiCl.
uiiug aud eomra��*cial circles in Eiir-
ir.nd art* wholly Uhprws*d<m'i.d- I bej
.1/- suftlt it-lit   0 (.Ivi* th* "rwc.1t   (jatii?
ttii alarm, 'Iht- ou.iouk in, indsed
gloomy, 'I'he suwuuiti upon Enjjlund'a
ii-mcJu by ti.t- tlitj United State., and oil
ei |j|i.;i-ciiv�� terill'countries have urea-
led a stat�� oi' ullairi* which m��y rerjuirr
n,-'in the part of the United Kingdom n
iiiodifiuatiori of hui- trad*, polinjr. It is
niygestoil il a it wo;.Id !>e vrlr.u fur hej
to retaliatH against tarilFcounlrie- wit>li
.1 tariff applicable only to them, krelc-
ing up fr p trudn with liar uoloni***, ami
Mich nations a=s do not build u[> k lauli'
wft.il agaiiiEsb her. Such un arranged)''iv
would reipiir" the modification of out
own tariff lairs, and in worthy ofeoiisld
(���ration, UV an- p*ooliarly situatad
herein British Columbia, having to pay
heavy dutl*a an a Urge amount�� f good1-
i~ 11ip} c-ti from ihe Pacific states, and ��.
heavy freight tsr ff, ������ tospetlc, to 1!.<*
Canadian Paoifhc Railway on all goodn
toiniug from the eastward Provinces,
Toiscapt* thin we Hunt produce mors
.".1 home, and bur lent from ahrosd.
Home  Rule
The doctrine of home rule appears to
bo gaining ground, At a caucus nf the
Conservative   l-adurs held lately'it js
cm Itl (be policy 01 ext��udlllg tiie ivntdi;
of councils into If-eland such as have re
tvntlv been established in Engird, wet
With favor Thou councils have legis
lativu powers relating to strictly local
iiuUsra, This would not unit eithti
tin- P*rneilites er MoCarthyi ch, bui
would b" iinii wneely satisfactory to th<
peoplooi Ulster. Even if ��� Parliament
were granted Ireland, reserving Imper
. ni questions, the c runeil lyiteoi should
le- .-x Gilded to all pans of :hc Uniitd
Kingdom, Were it noi for thu regtios
ditlerenoK, and the f**ar that, a local par
linu-rnt dominated n it would I e by the
t atliulies would be hostile to Protest-
mil Ulster, there would be Hula objection to the prtpoied change, Hut. any
IK ne* Rule Hill in order io meet the
|n | ul��r approval, mur.t reserve fiir 1m-
i.nisl I'xiliainent ull matters of nation
al 01 Imperial character,
Liberty  ot  Speech
In a country like this, undoubtedly,
liberty of speech should have few rest netif.ns. Nevertheless there must
be st me limitations From the language frequently employed by some
parlies it would seem as though thero
could be no utterances so treasonable
that the law would lake cognizance of
it 01 that the Government did not
rjeem 11 wise to interfere. To our
mind the open and serious advocacy
of annexation is going altogether to
far. It seeks to briny about such a
change of government as amounts to
revolution/To plain people the advocacy
of a foreign flag while ei-joying the ben
elits and protection of ours if not technically treason .as not being an overt
act, is at least morally so, and worthy
of public detestation.
Health Notes
I have sn it vention to prevent
&aa aickness which I feel -urt, if I could
persuade the steamship company topay
���ne .wcniv- shoutsbd pound" for and
t'l.-ti adopt it would niniuiiie a.*a tick
ness from tbe fir��f trip, to such in ex
t nt thai if it wen r. diuu to do uketi
it would ipcttre the fortune of the wili-
e-.t. of patent medicine p o}irietor��;and
since I cats have io hope uf such a d is
p>e**l of It to the readers of Naiurtd
Food. Reduce th* price of the pnsa-
*ije nay thrmi or four pounds: to pro
��� .tie the mekU upeii the flin of each
passenger paying for that which he or.
ivre     B inebna   the euting and
drinking on hoard iteumets, 1 nd err
peeially th* watttug of food, would he
��0 rtduced in quantity that it would
pat utt>n<*y into ihe pockets of al: con-
rerned; *>a.d increase th�� chances of
?r��ed tn frow v��a inckics propoitioir
Itely. For six n' h.-ven dnvs of si o
,.eun voyage people are allowed ��ll rorta
������t dnlicaciea and rich foods, A.S an
ec nou��ic��l ineM.ii ihey to want to��e
iruntuci ��h 1 Ley .at) for the 1 lu',-
eny whereas if ihey bad t > pay for t; i
food the trndftimy would he the oihei
*ay, and  tha hea th thereby greatly
I have jj��t read a very interestltg
history in one of our daily newspapers
of Mm. Sarnli V*n Non1 rand, who w*��
i orn in 1788 Her father woi a drummer hoy  in tbe  Revolutionary  War.
She had tight chidreii; the oldest ��
Jnr.ght��r nuv. m etily-eighi year* old
with whom hhe li-ert. She now dis-
coorues to u Levy of grundchildreu and
ureat graitdehiidr*,n upon ihe folly if
many of th** modernouatomi follow, d
���>y women. She said, upon a reeunt occasion ��hcu agr-^Uii of herrelativeaautl
Hume of her neighhorH, gathered around
her; "My dear*., you nughn't to wear
c't*rst*lsi thev ain'thealthy. 1 remem
her whim I was e. girl som-' of mv
friends -*'nre, bu titey are a I (lend uo��
''lie Ij >'-d idn't iji^e you liver an
lungs and Btoniaoh to be squeezed tight,
See, 1 Jon1, we^r iioriie *,     Vuic   \$
he reason 1  <m w old,"    Upon the
Crtlehratiou of hnr hundfHih nnd fuurih
uirth-UviV thn  mini*t��r's  * iffi luough
her a bundrtvd and four bright pe i-
tiles from the bank'ami a ;i,;r of win
tiir htouk iuirn for wear, others hi ought
shin-Is and knicknacks,
We are often tolil that the-e r-toriei
of i duloun -il ajt. an- mythiml aed
L-uiint't. he true; hut Lere in a mi ��� oi u
woman eel btatina: her 10411 in Mills
t'ii, N-v.- Jersey, a town wher-
th��Kri ith ar.uy once eifamted, nnd
where Uoorge Wj��hitigten slwpt on tin
floor uf a faruier'a house
In our early d'ty* it was considered
an unpardonable sin against our stum
ach to eat hefoie retiring, but the proor
medical experience shows no* thai
there arc more people benefitted hy
eatinj; some light food before retiring
than those that are injured by it. A
little common sen e wi 1 easily demon
s rate to one whether eating before sleep
ping benefits him. 'Ihe perpenia! disintegration of of the issues, go.'s on at
a I time*, must he made up for hy imp.
plying the body with penty of nutriment. Food taken into ihe stomach at
n ;ht is better assimilated, and does
more good, than that which is taken it;
the Jay time when violent exercise tend*-
to counteract its good. Food wj.l digest when one is sleep! ng, but the great
trouble is that people do not know the
physiological limits of their stomach*.,
Weak and emaciated persons improve
when only a small quantity of food i-
placed in their stomachs at night, bui
If it isoverlooded injury follows. Stout
and fat people should avoid food at
night, nnd their weight would be gre.il
ty ledu'icd. Weak and emaciated peo
pie should eat a little of easily-dinested
rood before retiring'and their general
weight w'.uld b.�� increased, Many arue
in tiie morning with a hitler, amir taste
;n the mouth, and thoy attriduie rbii tn
i lie mud they ate before retiring. Thji
conclusion t* logical and true. Thc
remedy ii not to take that kind of food
again, hut try some other kind until
that which does not disagree with the
stoma eh is found.
I��r. A. V Osborne points out man*
y uses io ol ic oil which in ordinary
practice arc caber unknown or overlook
ed. For supplying nutrition to the fc^
ble, correcting faulty digestion, feeding
hungry tissues and for treating an almost innumerable train of ailments, he
found pure olive oil efficacious in every
instance, He recites he>eral cases of
widely different nature, in which this
oil was used almost to the exclusion of
all other remedies, with results of the
most gratifying nature, in measles frequent inunctions of cil relieved thc
most distressing systoms of the mala:
dy and generally effected a cure. He
thinks it stands unrivalled as an article
of lood; that it is unsurpassed as a remedy in most, and probably all wasting
disease-,, and that its reconstructive
porperties follow its external application
| Sill
Has   ���
Made arrange-
merits whereby it is en
ablcd to take contracts
for all kinds of
ttffRla      "Pra III lr
and    gaurantee  satisfactory    work  at   fail
Those   wanting
Wedding Stationery
Poster Work
Office Stationery
Business Cards
Invitation Cards
Will   please  j;ive us   \   call
So soon as
The Demand
Shall justify,
Will add to the present
outfit the necessary
Press  and Material
and   do   this class of
At Home.
Staple 4
JlNT)  house
Commercial Street
Nanaimo B, 0.
I Make It a Point J Know
For the lust ciiirty yt-ars having handled Silver Wniv, manufauttired hy the
Celehratcd tiriua of Riftl unci Harton ��� Hodgt-ra iS47 ���and Mt-ritlfii Itiiiunnin,
I know them to hi- A I.   J-^ In Jewolry, Clocks, Wotohi'S, nnd  8pi*o aclt-��,
I Show th�� Lnrgrat Stc* in the city, AT HARD TIMES   P��I0ES.
Spcfttl attention glvim lo n*paring In ALL Drsnuht'S ot thn Tr��do,
Kfiu        Orders hy uiuil will hav.i prompt attHiition, ,^31
Orescent Jewelry Store,
Nanaimo B. C.
Tanoower furniture Warehouse,
KiUbliBbod tSTSI*
���       Also Psalcr in    ' ���
���r,^���.��.    NANAIMO B. C.    >�����������->..
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
^vftHtn Street      ���    Nanaimo B. O
Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none bin wh to labor.
Why purchiifcc inferior foreiijti cijjars,
wheu vim c;in obtain :i SUPERIOR   ARTICLE for ihc same money?
Eaper fiaper & Oo,
Booksellers,     Ota��ir.uerii,
Oouorol   Nova   Agaata.
N':in.ii.no. H. C.
lanaimo lacMiie iforks
EoljBrt I Wfinborn'
Frater Street
hear Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
Did repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery #
*       Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year oh!
Also Pears Plume-.. Prunes,'and Peaches
Ornamental trees fur lawns  nnd grass
plots.   .Small fruits,   shrubs   ami ever-
greens of every variety.
A Bill
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Kanuiuio B. O.
W. lu. Mc Ciirtney Chemist,
Puri" Dru^n L'h-uiietila nnd  Patent
piivii'i'tif*   I* MPit'UotnandalJordtwf lil] .,
wi-li L,-r htiit d.fpatcli )\ t). liox 1.
Geo. Bevilockway,
-���-    Kcl House    ���*���
Oouunorcial Bt. 2)'<tna.imo. B. C
Dealer in Generil MerchanclUe
Hlfjhejt cash l'rii*e Paid for Kurs,Hides,
ami Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
I lanaimo Staam t
llaston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, 11. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing*
Carrage Building, etc.
Wajjions and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drilling Machines m'i'de lo order   on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced  Watchmaker
Manuiacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for ihc trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
COURTENAY, B.C.j Order, by mall
Akcm for Com,,, District. | *ox '*  No Jo8 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka ��� Bottling  Works,
arilla,   and CHampagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Dottier of Different Brands of Lagei llcer Sumiii Beer nnd Porter
Ajicnt for l'ni'>n Brewcty Company,
Courtenay Ii.  C,
 ��� ������-a������;���������������������
The place contains 160 acres, and is located a few
miles from Courtenay, has about
and 15 acres are suitable for the plough
fgr   This farm must be sold
Apply to
J. McPhee,
1 have smut splended lots
for sole, both business and re
Now is the time to buy to
advtntiige before the Canada
Westain Railway reaches here.
With the advent of the railway, in addition to the other
conceded advantages ol the
place, prices must rule very
This town is located in the
miidsi of the largestagricultural
settlement on Vancouver Is-
land. It is within six miles of
Union .Mines affording the farmers of tiie valley ihe very
best home market, and is situated on the o.'t'Iy highway
leading from die settlement to
the mini's. The lumber interests ot this section are most ex
tensive, and ;ire an important
factor in our progress.
J he per rem of improvements of this town during the
, present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
cin 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 lor the
sportsman. J-'ish and game
are always abundant and our
hotels of the best.
For particulars  address,
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
I   Oirirc nl Ihe luidgc ]
COU"R,TE"CT-A.-r  B. C.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Money to loan on chattle mortgage.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
UmniaruBros, Proprs. Comox M,


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