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Array G A. M cB-tirt Co.
Real Ettate Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
t
G. A. McBain * Co
Eeal Estate
<*%��� Nanaimo, B. C
NO. 52.
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 1893.
$2.00 PER YEAR
uiTioasr, 23. o.
carries a fine assortment of
_ < General Merchandise
including
Boots.Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Orders taken for custom made suits.
W. J. Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
CO UR TEN A Y P HARM A G Y.
���ft PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES *
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBAOrO  ^A-lTD  CIGARS.
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery Outfit of
John W. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
|*=&,    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
Citizens' Building Society,
[NANAIMO, B C]
 0 ���0 ��� 0
Capital   $5-000.000.00
Shares II00 Each, payable 60 cents per month
A Local Co-Operative Building, Loan and Saving! Association.
Organized and operated by business men of Nanaimo, elected by the Shareholders.
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS	
Andrew Haslam, Esq., Mayoi of Nanaimo, President;
C, H.   Stickles,   Manager E.   L. Works,  Vice-President
A. R.'Johnston, Esq., Treasurer; Marcus Wolfe, Esq,, Secretary
C. H. Barker, Solictor
Alderman E. Quennel; Alderman T. Dobeson; Wm. Patterson, Esq.
J. Foreman, Esq.; J. XV. Stirtan, Esq.
Bankers��� The Bauk of British Columbia, Nanaimo.
C^71 Subscription Books are now open and any information can be had by applying
% to the Secretary, who will furnish copies of Prospectus and Bv- Laws.
MARCUS WOLFE, Secretary.
Agent at Union, Alex W. Frasei."*��J-S-.ErAgent at Courtenay, P. W. Patterson.
Sun Life Assurance Co
HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL
One of ie Largest and Strongest Companies
in Canada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.00
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.28'
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77'
j. X. Crane, Qen'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.    L. W. Fauquier, Special Agent.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWRENCE, PEOPBIETOR,
���       MANUKACTUHER OV
SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Forttr
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B. C.
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
COMOX, BO.
Hour ft Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery ft Olauware
Dry Oooda
Boom ft Shoea
Hardware
Paint ft OUa
eaters in
Otnta Furni.hing.
Patient Medicines
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. PimbUry & Oo.
'Wholesale and Retail
Druggists  and stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B, C
Dr. W 0. Young
Physician $ Surgeon
omcE 60 .REsroEiro.
Courtenay Pharmacy
COUKTENAY, B. 0
Farm Products for Sale.
(Delivered at Thos Cairn's farm.t
Carrots per Ib. i cent
Turnips  "   " "   "
Cibbage'"   " ij-i cents
Onions    '*   " 2   "
Egjfii limerl per t\e\% 30 "
Fresh eggs at market price
Butter per lb 30   ���*
FOR
Stout winter foot-wear go to
Duncan Bros.
Society    Cards
I. O. O. F., No ,\\
Union Lodge, 1. O. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth-
ren cordially invited to attend.
Alex. XV. Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings .U7.30 p. m. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Recorder.
Hiram Lot-ge No 14A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting-Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Young
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. ro. at Castle Hal, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited lo attend.
John B.nrd
K, R.S.
SBO A YE��R FOR LIFE
Substantial  Rewards   for Thoie
Whoie Answers are Correct.
A mon onronntcreda prison whore was con-
flnutl u (���(���niU'int.ct crltmii.il.   On miikiiiK 11 re*
a-u-iti-ibo cunducU'it into ihe -irui-.jp .�������� of ihu
unimi-l man, lho visitor wen Infoniii'l Hint
Hon.* but relative! v em permitted to seo tlie
jirlsonor. ThovlsH.oi naid: ''Brothers and nl*-
Uth have I noun, hm thnt man's (tho pri-Rmur's)
ftithor iBinyfiitlicr'H'uii."
Ilo wHHtvtoiK'o taken toilicpritmmi**. Now,
whitrelfttionwttHthe.-iriaunor tothe visitor"
Tho AKrlciiltltin) l*uhllahln(( Compnny will
Hive Sftiayoni'fur 111***t�� th'* pomonnondini; thn
lire*, corrod .nnt-wer*'9;-(X>toi lie second; 3t*n fi'-O
4th.9100;&lh.|50. alAovor 10.000othor rowtmla,
ooiiftlatlnK of plamM, oi*��aii�� Indies mid gtmts
gold and silver wntehcH, silver servieeB, dU-
nionilrlnt*3, ete,    -;
To the person sending tho last correct anawer will no -riven a liiirli-toncd plnno. to ttio
next to t ho lent a honuiifnl organ, and tho fiu'xt
0.000 will rucolve valuable prlzi-n of silverware.
Hl'LKS.��� (1) All una with must bo sent hv
ma.l.and btuirpoatm-trk not laier than Dec. 31,
im (il Thoro wiltf-bi- no chiuva wh'ttevor to
enter tttl3 --nnipetltloii, but ah who compote
ere eximcled lose'j-l.onn dollar for six monrhB
(���nlwc iptii.n to oitfior Tint I.AIUKS lie-Mr* Mad-
A!*tKK 0PTllB*0AN.4DIANAOKtt!l'LTi:ttlKT--IW*J
of tho choicest iliuatrutcd iierimltcam of iho
day. (3) All prlKo-u lnlt-'i-H will In* oxperted to
assist na In oxtrrdinii* our circulation. (4) The
lln-tCDi-ioot answer received Itwnrton* postiuuvk
taken in all cases as datu ,-f receipt, ho an to
(tive ovory ono nn ei-nil ehnnco. no mntter
wh��*ro he or Bhe m-iy reside), will seonro the
Unit prize; the ttecond. tlio next prUsu, and at on.
Tiik Aontcui.TUHiST lannot'l ostithllstiod con
curn.iuid i*oAse*utcsn.mp:-i;i)enn>-t(tonatile It to
carry out. nit Ua irotnteos. (Send for printed
List nf former prize wlnnera.l
JcnoK*t.-The followlny well-known gentlemen have {-miBf-iit- d to ne'. as JikIrcb nnd will
nee that tho |H*iB-!**aro fairly Hwanlnd���Coieo-
dore Cfttuntl, ( l***o-j:*iiHiir Colciltt's Liim of
Stoiiniersi I'eterbnmiijfli.im.I Mr, W. llobert-
boii. I'realdnntTliifui l-rintlng-'ompany, Peier
uomiiKli. H'iKtsterallmiiiii-y lott��trF. Afldnms,
AOllM.'ULTL'liiKT rt'ii. lUtdk Peterborough,
Cuiittda.
For Sate.
For SALE, ��� 20 young breeding ewes,
Apply to A. Urquhart
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Notice.
All accounts due me must be paid by
the 20th of next November, or they will
be placed in the hands of a collector.
Ceo C, McDonald
Comox, Oct. 2nd 1893
Trees, Bulbs, Plants and Hoses.
Fruit and ORNAMENTAL Tkkks,
bui.hs, shrim1s, rosks. grkknhouse
Plants, &c.
Prices reduced to suit the times.   Get
my list before placing your orders.
Address M, J. Hcnery,
Box 28, Mt. Pleasant,
Vancouver, B. C.
C.   0.   0.  Fa
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O'
O. F. meet in thc old North Comox
school house every second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
A. 0. Fultcn
Butcher
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fresh Beef.Mutton.Veal, Pork
at Lowest Prices.
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. t my store in the
VILLAGE of COURTENAY.
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up!   Apply to
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, I), C.
Rams for Sale.
For Salic two fne young Rams ( South
Downs).
Apply to
Ceo. Howe,
Comox, B. C.
Wood & Miller
UNION, B. e.
Having Added to their Own
the
Splendid Livery Outfit
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish Rigsat Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
Notice.
All accounts which hnvc been due mc
for over nne year will unless paid within
the next 30 days from date, be plnced in
the hands of my solicitor for immediate
collection.
Joseph  McPhee,
Courtenay, Oct. 11, 1803.
Dr W J Curry
( D K K T IST.)
Green's Block���near Post Office-Nanaimo. Any number of teeth removed
without p.tin and without thc use of
Ether or Chloroform.
For  Sale.
Five lots in Courtenay Townsite being
ots 68, 67, 65, 73, and 74 on Mill street
between Union and Alice streets, near
Courtenay bridge.
For particulars apply to Bruno Mellado, House 29, Union, B. C,
WARNING
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district fsstet
thin a walk, will be prosecuted accord-
ng to law.
S. Creech
Gov. Agpnt.
Great Wrestling Match.
Nobody appeared to think that the
much talked of match between Ample
Shorty and Nimble Jim would come off.
Ample Shorty came down early in the
afternoon of Saturday last and put ud at
the Courtenay House. Nimble |im
worked with the road gang on the Union road until 5 p. m., when throwing a*
side his pick and shovel he rode in:o
town also stopping at the Courtenay
Hotel. After supper they both appeared
in the sitting room and a space at one
end of the room was marked off about
like this:
Tom McDonald was chosen referee
nnd nt 15 minutes past 7 the contest
commenced, the bets being about even.
First Round.��� The parties eyed
each other for a moment, when Jim made
a spring seizing Shorty around the legs
The Utter grabbed Jim by thc neck nnd
tried to break his hold. In this way they
crowded up against the wall, Jim sticking
to his grip like ''death to a dead nigger".
Finding he could not break bis antagonists hold, Shorty dropped on his hips
and by a mighty effort threw Jim clean
over his head landing him on his |back
The referee declared it a fall in favor* of
Shorty. Then pandemonium reigned.
The friends and backers of Jim insisted
that Shorty was down first���when he fell
on his hips, and finally after a deal of
wrangling Shorty allowed the frst round
to bis opponent. Time by the best
watches, 1 minute (not counting the
wrangle).
SecOnp Round.��� After a rest of
three minutes the parties again faced
e;tch other, both smiling. In a moment
more Jim got a hiplock on Shorty. Thty
���swung around for a short time when
Shorty by main strength lifted jim up
and threw him upon the floor. Time by
the same watches, 1% minutes.
Third Round.��� Nimble Jim as usual got the under hold. They struggled
awhile and moved against tbe wall, when
Shorty again lifted Jim from his feet
when the latter caught hold of Jack Martin who was standing near, lo prevent
falling. Shorty dragged them b.tth three
feet from the wall, when thc referee declared it a foul, and Shorty, the winner.
Time, two minutes.
It is said that Nimble Jim in the Strug*
g'e supposed he was clinging to some of
Shorty's loose limbs, and had no intention of hanging to any other support. It
was bis misfortune tn be mistaken in the
hum, The*- both showed themselves to
be good men, and are receiving the congratulations of their friends. Ample
Shorty is now prepared to receive a chal
lenge frum any one in the "wide world,"
for down as down can".
Narrow Escape.   ,
The wind, which made itself felt so
severely in many quarters three or friii
weeks ago toppling over the trees into
the roadways and killing a Chinamen between here and Unit-n visited Texada.
A party lately from ihere describes the
accident at C. R. Miller's place. A tall
fir some distance to the east of bis residence was blown down, falling nccross
Miller's blacksmith shop, nnd coming
squarely upon the anvil, hit It such a
blow as it never received before, driving
it and the block on which it rested right
down into the ground. The farther end
of the tree reached over to the dwelling
smashing thc verandah into kindling
wood, breaking in the roof and finally
resting on the top of the stout log walls
Mr. Miller was up��� it being early in the
morning, both be and his wife escaped
injury.   The tree was 150 feet long.
A Commt-n-Ni-fifle On-taile,
By way of protest against the manifest
inconvenience of wearing a long and
trailing skirt on the highway, an association of sensible yunmr women in
Nottingham, England, have adopted the
fashion of short petticoats for their
walks abroad. The illustration shows
how independently a girl may fare
through mud and Blush with tskirta several inches abovo her ankles. The women of England are peri-mading fashionable tailors to make short costumea for
their out-door expeditions natty and
trim, and finished with a facing of soft
leather easily cleansed when splashed.
This costmne requires a well-fitting boot,
since it necessarily leaves the foot exposed to view. It is to be hoped that
the day of short skirts for out-door wear
will soon dawn for all healthy women.
For the drawing-room nothing is so
beautiful as the trained skirt It conveys with it the traditions of the past,
whon queens stepped proudlv over palace floors. Every fair woman is a queen
in hur own right, and her sweeping gar* 1
incuts emphasize hor statoliness iu the
house. But on a sloppy city street, or ���
uu abysmal rural road, what so forlorn
as the lady clutching frantically at her
dignity and tlie hum of her best gown,
and vainly trying to keep up with her
moro fnrt nnntu brother or nusbivnd in
thorncoof life?
We must admit that the Nottingham
reformers are a triflu in advance of what
is absolutely needful. Reformers aro
apt to be a little too radical. Nevertheless, wo cougratulate them on their
courago and their common-sense, longing iih we do to see thousands emulating
their example here iu freo America.���
Harper's Bazar.
Comox  Lightning.
Oct. 24th.��� Thess. Stella. Capt. M.
Manson, left for the north with a cargo
o| dressed lumber from Urquhart Bros'
saw mill at Courtenay. Mr. Sam. Ciiffe
was pilot pro. tem. on thc liver.
Oct. 25th.-- The ss. Joan brought thc
following passengers: J. W. Muir, XX.
R. Robb, E. Creech, li, Creech, W. Hiir-
vey, J* Bruce, J as. Anderton, D, Naili,
Ed. Parks, Mr. Clutv, customs officer,
R. Saunderson and two ladies of off color
for the Forest House, also Alex. Cowie,
Mr. Barney Craham and Hawkins, The
consignees were McPhee -X Moore, J. B.
Holmes, Wm. Sharp and S. J. Clitic. After landing ber freight at,d pasr-engtrs,
the ss. Joan went right back (or a cargo
of powder for Union Mines nnd local
dealers.
Oct 29th.-��� Mr. Brown, from Union
Bay was in town today. He says thnt
thc new- hotel and store are doing well
things generally there .ire booming.
Mr. K. V. AndersOn of Nova Scotia is
at thc Elk hotel. He is a practical clock
and waich maker, and thoroughly understands his. business. If properly encouraged he will likely permanently remain. This would be a great convenience, and those having anything in this
line would do well to send him their work
Miss Barnes having rented the upper
floor of Mr Kobb's building for a reading room deserves encouragement in her
work and we trust every one will give her
a helping band.
J. V. Nichols, D. ti. C, C. of Benevolence Lodge, K. of P. Union, has promised to give a lecture on Pythianism in
the K. of P. hall, Comox, due notice of
which will be given.
The bear traps, which not infrequently
become man traps, are still to be found
in the woods down at Baynes Sound.
This is the work of the Indians, and it is
reliably reported that there are half a
dozen of these dangerous ambuscades
near the place where a sad fatality oc-
cured a year ago. Isn't it about time
lhat something was done to prevent this?
Mr. Harry King, lhe j-jojd looking
young hunter, was ill town. He reported killing a panther since 1*- was down
last (two weeks ago) inea*-.-*f' "lo^ feet
in length. Wonder tfA^tfsvjb *���- H- with
the showman's rule? Said the tr.-nivmen
"Here is an animal which is 14 feet from
the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail,and
the same lenght back again, making in
all 28 feet!".
Owing to the stove pipes being out ot
place on account of some alterations
and improvements in ' the Pythian
Hall, there was no sen-tee there on Sunday. It is now in good order and everything will be comfortable in future.
A very pleasant evening was spent last
Thursday evening at the residence of
Mr. J. M. and Ceo. Curtii, by a few lady
and gentleman friends who had gathered
on thc *vt of thc departure of Mr. Arren-
dide foi England. This gentleman had
made his home with the Curtis brothers
for some time. A new wing had just
been added to the house, adding much to
its appearance, and affording increased
facilities for social occasions. Vocal and
instrumental music and dancing er.liv
ewed the evening. Refreshments were
served, followed by a few brilliant banquet speeches, which will assist in making the recollection of the occasion lasting.
What Does it Mean?
Saturday night about sundown, a firery
red chariot drawn by one of Wood &
Miller's most spirited and stylish teams
dashed down Union ave, until it came lo
Courtenay bridge. Like the famous
wooden horse of nncient Troy it was
seen to he filled with armed men. At
the point mentioned it turned and
made a circle in front of the Athletic
Club; the men dismounting,*-*feach carrying a heavy double barrelled shotgun,
formed in line, turned on their left heel,
moved up Mill street a few paces, and
poured a heavy fire into the red salmon
as they leaped up into thc air from
the water in their favorite jumping
match game. After becoming tired
of this sport they returned to their chariot and were driven up the hill to the Riverside where the cob-webs were skillfully
removed from the men's throats, by the
jolly landlord, with his keen Burgundian
instruments, and thc party much relieved, proceeded on its way to Union. A-
mong tho*e recognized were A. F., B. G
H. H. and J. & D. R.
Local Brevities
|     The World's F:iir closed yesterdav.
!     Poor  Growler!   Nobody cares what
j he says.
j     Wm Cheney of Denman Island was o-
ver on last steamer day.
Mr. Wm Viles has moved with his fan*
ily to his ranch near Brown River.
Mr Sandy Cowie was up on the steam
et lasl Wednesday, returning on Friday.
Billy Cowie is improving. He is under thc care of Dr. Beadnell of Denman
Island.
John Mahrer, one of Nanaimo's prominent citizens, was in town on Thursday
last and complimented The NKwS by a
visit.
Mr. and Mrs. |. Abrnms of Union arc
staving at the Courtenay Hcuse, which
is full of guests and boarders.
J. W. Eraser left yesterday for Union.
He has found employment with R. Grant
His wife will embrace the opportunity to
pay her mother a loin,' promised visit.
A. D. Williams representing Wm K.
Leigh ton, the insurance and financial it-
rjent of Nanaimo, made us a call laf.t
Wednesday.
Dr. Voung and Officer Anderson will
leave this week Friday for New Westminster to attend the trial of Ben Kennedy for the murder of O'Conner on
Read Island last spring.
Attention is called to the ndverti**e"
ment ofthe Sun Life Assurance Co. elsewhere in this paper. It is a stong institution nnd gives a liberal po'icy. Those
requiring anything in this line could not
do better in any other company.
It will be seen by the advertisement of
the ss. Joan in another column that trips
of ihe steamer to Valdes Island havo
bftn discontinued, also that the hour for
sailing from Victoria has been changed
from 5 a. m. to 7 a. m.
Still they come. Mr. George Heather-
bell of Hornby donates $5 of his prize
monev to the Agricultural Society,
Mr. Ceo. Howe also donates his pr'ze
money 10 the society. Who next? We
intend to publish thc list of donors when
complete.
��� Mr. and Mrs. James McKim arrived
home on Saturday, coining by way of Un
ion. While absent they visited their
friends east and spent a week at the
World's Fair. Like all who have been
there they "peak in terms of unbounded
praise of the great exhibition,
Lnlik out for chicken thieves. The
heneries nf a number of people in this
valley have been visited by theives who
have been in some cases successful in
getting away wilh their plunder. If one
of these miscreants is caught an example should be made of him that would
deter others.
'*ul.'^'"*,cr.jVr0ft-]C uppcrSettlement
is rcportftdtts'hnving shot and wounded
a hi-fliuck- In endeavoring to follow it
he got lost in the woods where he had
to remain all night. In the morning he
started out and came to Phillip's
place, cold, wet and hungry. He was
kindly provided for. He says if anybody
wants that deer he is quite welcome to it.
Mr. Wm, R. Robb, returned by la.t
steamer from his trip cast. He "spent
some time in Chicago making a study of
the Fair which was the opportunity of a
life time. He was much interested in a
farm wagon, which was so arranged as to
answer a variety of purposes. The manufacturer will, later, visit Comox. and it is
understood Mr. Robb has ordered for
his own use one of these useful vehicles.
The members ofthe Athletic Club are
requested to meet in full force at their
Club Room, Courtenay on Tuesday evening next. It is hoped that the dues will
be promptly paid that the Club may
flourish "like a green bay tree". Tlie
dues are the "sinews of war" and unless
the members will cheerfully and promptly meet their obligations there can be
nothing done. So let us have a jolly
crowd Tuesday and a jolly lot of cash.
Foutfirint-i uf Fntlier A-Im.ii-.
Mount Siuunnala, or Adam's Peak,
one ofthe highest mountains on the
inland of Ceylon, is the scene of a remarkable geological formation and the
spot around which many curious logends
and BUpHTstitioiiHcluster. According to
the Mohammedan story, Adam, after
tlio fall and expulsion from the Garden
of Etlen, was tnkuu by an angel to the
top of the mountain, which now bears
his name. From this summit the mind's
eye of the first man saw all the ills
which in after years should afflict hu-
.inanity. These harrowing sights were
such a weight upon tho man. who, notwithstanding his sin in the garden, was
yet a irood man, that his foot left its
imprint upon the solid rock, his tears
forming a lako. the footprint nnd lake
being both still visible. The footprint
itself is ft| feet long by 2$ feet wide and
shows six perfect toes, the smaller oue
lieing iu large as a good sized man's
fiat. For centuries devout Buddhists
have made annual pilgrimnges to the
Bitot, and tradition says thnt tho chain
bridge across the canyon near the sac
red footprint was put there by direction
of Alexander the Great,���Plillnd-labia
Pwsa. I
LATKR,���Since the above was in type
it is learned that tbe force mentioned did
not directly return to Union, but after lea
ving the Riverside deployed to the east
taking the I'iercy road and spending the
night in foraging and hunting. After go
ing below drier's thev spread out in two
wings, driving all (he wild game of the
forest before them. In some way they
succeeded in flanking a body of coons,
and by an adroit movement forced live of
these foresters up a tree which they surrounded, Before morning they had killed the lasl one, and then gathering up
thc spoils bore them home in triumph,
Sensation.
On our back page is an advertisment
under the above head by lhat wide awake
firm��� Sloan & Scott of Nanaimo.
They have an immense stock nnd are
bound to reduce it, are selling at %
less than usual prices. Thev have new
fresh goods, of most everything in tbe
dry goods line, but especially a large
stock of ladies and children's jackets.aWt
dress goods. Matters are a little dull in
Nanaimo, but this firm is bound to make
sales and keep things humming if they
don't make a cent.   Try them.
At the Riverside.
Among thc guests at the Riverside last
week were lid. Johnston nnd Alfred
Joyce, who came from Cape Mudyc, and
after looking on thc promised land ol Comox valley returned, it is presumed V ���
well, of course to gel ready to come bick
again.
B. Benson and J. Martin of Read Island were also guests of this house at the
same time, and served to make a jolly
company. They went down to Victor! I
to see what chance there is 10 get set off
from New Westminister district and annexed to Comox. Bill Smiih, George
Williams and C. (.raves were here repairing the telegraph line, but repaired
their wasted energies at thc Riverside.
They all want the road between here and
Nanaimo put through in short order at d
say there will be a heavy traffic on it,
Current Nott-i,
"Doesn't it beat all how that woman,
married four times, still attracts men?"
"0, no. The widow's might, you know?'*
Detroit Tribune.
"That lawyer wouldn't charge me
anything for his services. I snppose he
hot an eyo to business in the futur*-.
' Yo.-*. It's os much a case of paving the
way ��s it is of waving tho pay."���Wash*
ln#:dhStar,
Union Flashes.
The San Mateo left Saturday afternoon
Thc Glory of the Seas is still  loading.
Mr. Clute, customs officer was up list
week.
Sain. Davis jr shot a big bear beyond
thc lake.
The new hotel, it is mid, will be open
by next pay-day.
T. D. McLean's wile has returned from
a protracted visit from thc east.
The new hospital is closed for want of
patients, which shows a healthy condition.
Thc office of thc customs officer will
hereafter be at Union Wharf, instead of
at the Bay.
Mr. Moore, of Victoria, the contractor
for the new Methodist church is up, and
work bas already commenced on the
structure.
Mrs. Tom Pearse presented her husband, Saturday night last, with a young
duplicate of himself.
Mr. Gibson, a miner, was killed aboil1
3 o'clock Monday afternoon in slope No-
4, level No. 7 by ihc falling of coal. lie
leaves a large family.
A Pleasant Evening Society is being
started, object dancing and literary improvement. The Old School House will
be the place of meeting, and thc Pleasant Evening will be once a week.
Frank Viles, Monday cut off his thumb
with the shingle saw al R. Grant & Co's
mill. It was neatly grafted on by Dr.
Lawrence who hopes it will form a union
with the old stub. HIS INDIAN BRIDE
A ROM AW UK  0��  THE  CANADIAN   NORTH-WEST
OHAPTBR IX.
THK 1A1TII of COMRADES.
When Frame-** Armour left hlswhVi r|,nm
he did not l*o to In-1 own room, hut i-uiotly
descended the stairs, went tu the library,
ami sat down. The loneliest thing in thu
World ia t'i he tete-a-tete with dob's COO-
auiem'o. A man may have a bad hour with
au enemy, a sad hour with a frieii.i, a peaceful hour with himself, hut whui the little
dwarf, conscience, perches upon every
hillock of remembrance and nukes slow
igna���those strange eymhols of the Inn gunge
nl t he soul���to him, no slave upon thc treadmill sudors more.
Tiie butler came in to see if anything was
required, but Armour only greeted him
silently and waved him away. Bis brain
was painfully alert, his memory singularly awake. It seemed that the incident of this hour had so opened
up every channel of his intelligence that all
Ills life ran past him in fautastie panorama,
as by that illumination which oomoa to the
drowning man. Ho seemed under some
Htrunge spell. Once or twice he rose, rubbed
ids Byei, and looked round the room,---Uu"
room where aa a  boy ho hail spent Idlo'
hours, where as a student he had been iu t In*
hands of hii> tutor, and as a young man hail
f mud recreations suoh ai belong to ambitious anil ardent youth. Every corner
was familiar. Nothing was changed. The
hooks upon the shelvea were as thoy wore
placed twenty years ngo. Ami yet he did
not seem a part of it. It did not seam natural to him. Hu was in an atmosphere
which surrounds a man, as hy a cloud,
when some crisis oomei upon him and liis
life seems to stand still, whirling upon its
narrow base, while tho world appears at an
interminable diatanoe, even us to a deaf
iiian who Decs yet oannot hear.
Thore came home to him at that moment
with a force indescribable the shameful-*
ness of the act ho committed four yoMflngo.
He had thought to oome hack to ii-it-oral-la
humiliation, l'cr four years ho had retimed
to do his duty as a man towards au inuocuiit
woman,���a woman, though iu part a savage,���now transformed into a gentle, noble
creature of delight and goodness, How had
he dfsorved it V Ho had sown thc storm, it
was hut juat that ho should reap thc whirlwind ; he had scattered Unities, could he expect to gather grapes? He know that lho
sympathy of all his father's house waa not
with liim, but with tho woman he had
wronged. Ho was glad it waa so. Looking back now, it seemed so poor and paltry
a thing he, a man, should stoop to revenge
himself upon those who had given him birth,
aa a kind of insult to tho woman who had
lightly sot him aside, and should uso fnr
that purpose a helpless canfidint- girl. To
revenge one's self for wrong toone'a self is but
aoomnion passion, which has little dignity ;
to avenge somo ono whom una has loved,
man or woman,���and, before all, woman.���
has some touch of nobility, is redeemed by
loyalty. For his act thero was not one word
of defence to bo made, and ho was not pro-
pared to make it.
The cigars and liquor., were beside him,
but ho did not touch them. He seemed very
far away from the ordinary details of his
lifo : ho knew Im hail beforo him hard
travel, and ho was not confident of the end.
He could not toll how long ho eat there.
After a time the ticking of the clock soemed
painfully loud to him, Now and again he
heard a cab rattling through Ihc Square, and
tho foolish song of somo drunken loiterer in
tho night caused him to start painfully.
Everything jarred nn him. Onco ho got up,
wont tn the window, ami looked out. Tho
moon was shining full on tho Square, Ho
Wondered if it would ho well fnr him to go
out and timl somo (poet to liis nerves iu
W* icing. Ho did so. Out in the Square he
lnoKi-d up to his wlfo'fl window. It
Was lighted. Long time he walked up ami
down, hia eyes on thc window. It held him
like a charm. Onoo ho loaned against tho
iron railings of the garden aud lookod up,
not moving for a timo. Presently he saw
the curtain of the window raised, and
against the dim light of tho room was
outlined thc figure of his wife. Ho
know it. She stood for a moment look-
i !������ out into the night. She could not sou
him, nor could he soo her foatureffat all
plainly, hut hu know that sho, like him,
was alono with tho catastrophe whioh his
Wickedness had sent upon hor. Soon the
curtain was drawn down again, aud then
lie wont onoe more to tlio house and took
his old scat beside tho table. Ho fell to
brooding, and at last, exhausted, dropped
Lo a troubled sleep.
Ho woko with a start. Hume one was in
tho room. Hohuard u step behind him.
Ho camo to his feot qulokly, a wild light
in his eyes, lie faced his brother Kichard.
Lato in the afternoon Marion had telegraphed to Richard that Frank was coming,
Ho had boon away visiting some poor anil
sick peoplo, and wheu hu came hack to
Oroyhopu it was too late to catch thu train.
Itut thu horse-- woro haiiiessodstraightway,
and he waa driven into town,���-a threo
hours' drivo. He had loft the horae at tho
stables, ami, having a latch-key, had come
in quietly. He had booh tho light in the
study, and guessed who was there, Ho
entered, and saw his brother asleep, Hu
Watched him fur a moment and studied him.
Then ho moved away to take off his hat,
and, as ho did so, stumbled slightly. Then
it was Frank waked, and for tho lirst time
in live years they lookod each othor in the
uyes. Thoy both stood immovable for a
moment, aud then Richard caught Frank's
hand in both of his and said, "God hlcss
you, my boy '.    1 am glad you aro back."
"Hick! Dick !" wan the reply, and
Flank's othor hand clutched Richard's
shoulder in his strong emotion. Thoy stood
silent for a moment longer, and then Kichard recovered himself. Hu waved his hand
lothoohaiis. Tho strain of tho situation
was a little painful for thom both. Men
aro shy with each other whore thoir
emotions aro in play.
" Why, my hoy," ho said, waving a
hand to the wine and Niiuors, " full hoi! lea
and unopened boxes 1 Tut, tut ! here's a
pretty how d'-yedo. 1�� this thn way you
toast homo quarters 1 You're a lino soldier
for an old muss !"
So Haying/ hu poured out some whiskey,
then opened r. box of cigars ami pushed
them towards  his   brother,     Hu   did   lint
oaro particularly to drink or smoke himself,
but a man���an Englishmen���li n strango
(.-mature. He is most natural ami at case
when he is engaged in eating ami drinking.
He relieves every trying situation by sumo
frivolous or selfish occupation, as of dts-
mmuboring a partridge or mixing a   punch.
������ Well Frank)" said bis brother, " now
what have you' to say for yourself ? Why
didn't ynu oome long af-o ; You havo played the adventurer for five years, and what
havo yon lo show for il ? Havo yon a for-
tuna '!" Frank shook hi*, head, and twisted
a shoulder. " What have yon done that ia
worth the doing, thon?"
*' Nothing that I intended to do, Dick,"
was the grave reply.
" Yes I imagined that. You havo seen
them, havo you, Frank?" ho added in a softer voico!
Frank blew a great cloud of smoke ahou
bis face, and through it bo said, "Yen, Dick,
I have seen a damned sight more than el
deserve to seo."
'* Oh, of course ; I know that, my hoy !
but, so far as I can seo, in another direction
ynu arc getting qtllto what you deserve :
your wile and child are up-jtairs ; you aro
here,"
Ho paused, was silent for a moment, thon
turned 0��r, caught his brother's arm, and
said in alow, strenuous voico, "Frank
Armour, you laid a hateful littio plot for
Ua. It wasn't manly, but wo forgave it and
did the best we cctild. But uno hore, Frank,
tako my word for it, you havo had a lot of
luck : thoro isn't one woman out of Ion
thousand that would have stood lhe test as
your wife has stood it: injured at the start,
constant neglect, temptation " he paused. "My boy, did you ever think of that,
of tho temptation to a woman neglected hy
her husband ? The temptation to men':
Yes, you have had a lot of luck. Thore has
been a special providence for you, my boy ;
but not lor your sako. God doesu't love
neglectful husbands, but I think He is
protty sorry for neglected wives."
Frank was very still. Hia head drooped, thc cigar hung un hooded in his lingers
for a moment, and ho aaid at last, "Dick,
old comrade, I've thought it all over tonight siucu I oame back,���everything that
you've said. I have not a word of defence
to make, but, by heaven '. I'm going to w'
iny wife's love if I can, and when I do it
I'll make up for all my cursed foolishness���
see if I don't."
" That sounds well, Frank," was thc
quiet reply. "1 liko to hear you talk that
way. You would ho vory foolish if you did
not.    What do you think of the child ?"
" Oan yon ask ino what I think ? Ho is a
splendid little follow."
" Take caro of him, then, tako good caro
of him : you may never havo another,"
was the grim rejoinder.
Frank winced. His brother rose, took
bis arm, and said, " Let us go our rooms,
Frank. Thoro will bo timo enough to talk
I iter, and 1 am not so young as I uuuu
was."
Truth to say, Kichard Armour was not so
young as he scorned a fow mouths before.
His shoulders wore a littio stooped and ho
was grayer about thu temples, Tbo little
bit of oynioism whicli had appeared in that
remark about thu caro of tho ohild showed
also in the lines of his mouth, yut his oyes
had thu aamu old, true, honest look. But
a man cannot bu hit in mortal places onco
or twice in his lifo without it being etched
on his faeo or dropped liko a pinch of aloe
from his tongue.
Still thoy sat and talked much longcrr
Frank showing bettor than when his brothel
canto, Kichard gono gray and tirod. Ac
laat Kichard rose and motioned towards the
window. *' Soo Frank," ho aaid, " it io
morning." Thun ho went and lifted the
blind. The gray unpurgod air oozed on the
glass. Tho light waa breaking over th'
tops of thu houaos. A crossing-keeper early
to bin task or holding the key to tho street.
wont pottering by, and a policeman glanced
up at thom an he passed. Richard drew
down tho curtain again.
" Dick," said Frank, suddenly, you look
ohl,    I wonder if I havo changed so much,"
Six months hofore, Frank Armour would,
havo said that his brothor looked young t
"Oh, you look young onnugh, Frank,"
was tho reply.    "But  1  am a good deal
older than 1 was five yeara ago.    ,    ,    .
Come, lot us go to bud."
Many weeks afterwards an anxious family stood about tlto cot of a sick child.
I'Im* family iloet.nr had just loft the room.
Marion, tinning to tho father and mother,
said, " (Ireyhope will bo like itself again
now. 1 will go and tell Kichard that the
danger jb over."
As shu turned to do so, Kichard opened
tho door and camo in. " I have scon the
doctor," ho began, in his cheerful tones,
"and tho littio chap is going to pull along
now like a house afire." Tupping his
brother alTectionatoly on tho shoulder, he
was about to continue, but bo saw what
-���topped him. Ho saw thc beginning of the
end of Krank Armour's tragic comedy. He
uml Marion left thu room as ipiickly as was
possible to him, for, as bo said, humorously,
" he was slow at a quick march," and a
moment after tho wifo heard without demure her husband's tale of lovo for hor,
Yut, as if to remind him of tho wronu ho
had dono, Heaven nover granted Frank
Armour another child.
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"ABaokMumber-"
Thia is thu slighting remark that in often
applied to women who try to neem young,
though thoy no longer look no. Sometimes
appearances are deceitful. Female weakness, functional troubles, displacements and
irregularities will add fifteen years to a
Woman's looks. Theso troubles aro removed hy tho uso of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, Try this remedy, all you whoso
beauty and fruahnean is fading from such
causcB, and no longer, tigure in society as a
"back number." Its guaranteed to givo
satisfaction in ovory case, or money paid
for it returned.    See guarantee on bottlo*
wrapper.
Slaves From Zanzibar
Mr. Bunnell Uodd, tho Acting Agent and
Outlaid (ioneral in Hansdhar, having called
in question tho statements mado by tho
Secretary of tbo Britis-h and Foreign Anli
Slavery Society respecting tho number of
slaves estimated to bo shipped from Zanzibar, Mr. Allen hai, addressed a long letter
to Lord Koaobory, containing olliotal estimates mule at various periods during tho
last Till years. They show that not moro
than f> per cunt, of slaves shipped from
African ports have boon captured by
Her Majesty's cruisers. Aa 200 slaves woro
captured in Zanzibar! 'waters diirimr
ono month in this year, it is safo to estimate that that number represents -lutjij
slaves shipped, and many of thoso wore, no
doubt, destined for tho Island of IVir.ha,
whioh absorbs many thouBandalaves iu tho
cultivation of tho olovo. Others arosmUL**
glud into Zanzibar to bu let out in largo
numbers as porters to caravans. These
facts, Mr. Allen allegua, were ignored hy
Mr. Kodd, who based his calculation cut inly upon tho ovur-soa trallic to Arabia and
l'orsia, which in reality only constitute but
a portion of the Zau/iliari slave trade.
They Speak for Themselves-
PlOTOH, Fb. IT.���This is to certify that
I have used 1'olaon's Norvilino for rheumatism, and have found it a valuable remedy
tor all   Internal  pain,  and would l'n-.itlv
recommend it to tho public���N.T. ICinob-
i,i :v.
Lkkus Cui'STV, Jan, P.���Wo arc not in
thu habit of pulling patent medicines, but
wo oannot withhold our testimony an to thu
great vidua of Nurvilino as a remedy for
pain. Wu havo pleasure iu recommending
it as a iinvi-r-failing remedy. -Krv, II..I,
Ai.i.i:n, Hk.n,i. Dillon, and many others,
Sold by druggists.
ocb \\:\\ mmmumn],.
Lord and Lady Aberdeen Established at
Bideau Hall
Their KegUM wm Probably be ��io Mo��*
���--titular Since Lord l��uflTerlii"s-rur"
Iritll- or lhe Itelti in- Governor <"eucr
ul nail HU Wire.
The Karl of Aberdeen,who was appointed
to succeed the Earl of Derby as Governor-
Qeneral of Canada, has been sworn in and
duly installed at Kidoau Hull,thu vice-regal
manaieu at Ottawa. Hia lordship is a warm
personal friend of Mr. Gladstone, whom ho
visited at Hlackcraig Castle, just prior to
Ida departure for Canada. Gladstone admires him for his siucerity.his integrity and
his generous treatment ot thoso about him,
and his appointment was doubtless due to
his nomination for the ollico by the Grand
Ohl Man. His liberality towards his ten
ants illustrates the generous side of Ahor
doon's nature, lu tho twenty-three years
that ho has controlled the Haddo House
property hi Scotland ho has oxporitled $100-
UOO in improving it for the benefit of tho
occupants. Ln 1S70 Lord Aberdeen presented to each tenant halfja year's rent, an outlay of SlllO.UUO. Only thirty nine outof
1,130 farmers havo appealed againat the
rent charged, aud in somo instances tho
courts havo raised the foe, while the
reductions have bseii (ow. lil 1880
Lord Aberdeen consented to further
reductions, aggregating $25,000,and iu 1800
ho struck oil' from 8 to 15 per cent. Owing
to a bad harvest this year II) per cunt, of
tlio rout for the current half yoar has been
remitted.
I.DKI-  A!il*]'|-ta\'.
Aberdeen appears to bo another Dufferin,
Bo far as sympathetic, nature goes, and ho
will doubtless win tho hearts of tlio Canadian peoplo juat as tho Karl of Dufferin and
Ava did. Ho is not a stranger to Canada,
having resided hero for several months a
yoar or so ago. Ho and his countess have
traveled over a considerable portion of tho
iominion, ami his lordship owns and works
two largo farina in our northwest, ono at
Calgary, N.W.T., and tbo other in British
Columbia. The vice-regal couple aro well
known in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto ami
Hamilton social circles already, so thnt by
social and business relations they havo been
Canadians for some timo. They worn present at tho opening of tho World's Fair in
Chicago, and it was thoro that. Lord Aberdeen firat learned of his appointment to the
governnr-guncralsliip of ('anada,
A PlllWNTHROl'ia COUPLK.
ord Aberdeen is a member of sevnral
religious and philanthropic societies and
contributed 83.000 toward Goneral booth's
schema for alleviating distress. Their sympathetic natures led Ida lordship and the
countess to assist at a bonetit entertainment
given on hoard thu Aurania on thoir roccnt
voyilgo homo. An old onicer of thu Cumin!
Company died, leaving a widuw and family. Several professional musicians wero
passengers on tho Aurania, and a committuu
organized a concert for the benefit of the
ieoeosed's family. The earl and countess
took a prominent part iu the entertainment.
His lordship sang in a duet, ".Since lirst 1
saw your face," and us a second item ho
rendered tho old Scottish ballad "Jock o'
Hazoldean" in line stylo. Ho was vociferously applauded, and his singing added
itien to thu success of tho ooneort,
Finding the Contents of Bins.
Kvery farmer ought to know how to measure his products without taking tho
trouble to remove them from lho ll'
or other roceptuolos. For instance, t
cubic feet of dry corn in the ear will make
a bushel, and to lind out how many hushula
thore aro iii a crib tako thu inside muasurn-
ments, multiply the length by tho breadth,
this hy tho height and divide hy t wo, which
will give the number of bushels of shelled
corn. In apples and potatoes get the cubical contents as boforo, divide hy eight and
point oil' one figure for decimals, Tu hay
lind tho cubical contents and allow M'2
cubic feet to thn ton. The result iu eaoh
case will hn so nearly correct that thu differ
enco will bo inappreciable
Wlmt is decried
By evory man and woman ii thoy desire to
secure comfort in this world Is a corn shnll-
er. Putnam's Corn Extractor shells corns
iu two or tliroo days an.I without din com
fort or pain. A hundred imitations prove
thu merit of Putnam's Painless Corn Kxtrac
tor, which is always Mire, safe, and painless. See signature of Poison ft Co,, on eaoh
bottle,    Sold by medicine dealers,
Wifo���" Did you notice, dear, at thc
party last evening how grandly our daugli
ter, Clara, swept into the room?" Husband
(with a grunt)--" Oh, yes ! Clara ean swoop
into a room grandly enough, but when it
comes to sweeping out the room sho isn't
there,"
,i. *h*b������ "���w���:i n���mftSJiLSiiiJLajJL'jjeiiig"ls
t.iliuti,,, German empress, the bmploys
poor women to mako baby trousseaus, and
then givoa the trousseaus away. Liko Mrs.
Gladstone, she keeps a homo running for
women convalescents who aro discharged
from hospitals cured but cannot go to work.
Like Mme. Carnot, she always has a foundling homo in tho city whore she lives,
and has a babies' nursery connected with
it aa well. Liko Queen Victoria, she gives
a certain sum each year to each and every
charity in her town. And.liko Mrs. Clove-
land, she has a pasaion fnr kindergarten
work, and personally assists in teaching a
school room full of little tots at least oue
day evory week. In view of all these things
it is littio wonder that the people of all
conditions in Canada aro delighted with the
selection of one so gracious to represent her
majesty in Canada, whoso wife is so tenderhearted and possesses thc proud distinction
of conducting charities in more countries
than does any woman in the world.
The new governor-goncrars stalf has also
arrived. His private secretary is Arthur
Gordon, hia cousin, who was formerly tho
private secretary to the now Baron
Staninore (lately Sir Arthur Gordon),
during the hitter's term of service in New
Briicswick, the Fiji Islands and Ceylon.
His oxoellonuy's, aide-de-camp are Captain
Kindursley, of tho Coldstream Guards, who
will act as ir.ilitary secretary, and Captain
Urquhart, of tho Cameron Highlanders-
Who will bu personal A. 1>. 0., with Messrs.
Krskiuo and Ferguson as extra aids.
li in KAU KALI,.
All social functions at Ottawa revolve
more or less about Kideuti Hall. Thu hall
is a plain, roomy structure iu Ottawa's
innat attractive square and thu grounds
about it at thia season of the yoar aro
brilliant with flowers and foliage of many
hues. Tho governor general has selected
an uppor suite of rooms for himself. The
countess will oooupy a suite on the ground
lloor next to the conservatory, Itidoau
Hall was planned for the reception of large
companies; and Government House "affairs" aro always attended by as many as
can crowd 'into the immense drawing-
rooms. It la not believed that lhe
Abnrdoeus will entertain as lavishly as lho
count and countess of Dufferin or as royally
as Lome and Louise, and Ottawa society,
consequently, is on the tiptoe of excitement
awaiting developments. To ba recognized
at Kideau Hall is no vory difficult matter.
There is a visitors' book, in which onu's
name must ho written as a oondition piece
dont to a card from " Hor excellency the
governor-goncrars lady" to tho next reception. The music and theater parties are
the moat exclusive of all tho vice-ruga!
tertaiiiiiients. There is a strict code of
etiquette, and social prnculonce is observed
as rigidly aa iti tho British court, Kven the
wife of a cabinet minister at Ottawa do*
mauds "the deference duo to her." Tht1
task of lubricating tho social machinery at
thc capital is not an easy ono, and devolves
almost wholly on the A. 1). C. who attend
to all thu details of arrangement, invitations
and announcements, and it is surprising
how soon they beoomo familiar with the
names and social standing of those who are
entitled to court favors.
A Chicago paper, referring to tho inati
guratinn of the new Governor-General says:
���" ' Americans,' as tho Canadians call us,
are always well received at Bideau hall.
When parliament convenes and society he-
"" gins its winter whirl
thu American consul
at Ottawa has nlwayi
proved ono of tho
most welcome guests
at overy affair. During nil of Consul
Hntohkiss' time his
wife and daughter received porfect o\a-
lions, As a rule w
havo boon very fortunate in sending men
KAiti. ov* iii.ititv,��� to represent ua at
AUBRUBKl-r's l-KBDK* Canada's capital,
uicssuit. When tho wives and
PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, OTTAWA.
Tho Countess of Aberdeen is a lovoahle
woman, indeed, if all thc good things said
and written aliout hor are true. Sho is
fond of Canada, having a brother and a
host of personal friends thoro. 'The countess is iu the front rank of modern British
philanthropists and sho is also considerable
of a politician, having made several speeches
iu Scotland to largo audiences in thu last
general elections. At thoso meetings "tho
earl's luddy," as she is affectionately called
was always woll receivud. Lady Aberdeen is passionaloly fond of Scotch heather
and sho thinks it can bu made to grow as
luxuriously in Canada ns in Scotland. Great
boxes of her favorite plant havo beau taken
to Ottawa for decorative purposes at Kideau Hall, and roots of heather will be liberally distributed to those who will assist
theoountess in making iho heather a distinct feature of llural decoration at thu
capital.
.-'.'-v$fe;>*.x
FjAPY   AIIKIIPKBN.
Lady Aberdeen's first month at Ottawa
will bo fully employed in stale ceremonies,
dinners to thc members of parliament, nmi
in applying to her vice-regal "court" the
rules laid down by tho queen for drawing-
room etiquette and court uso, As soon ns
possible thereafter tho countess will devote
herself to charitable works. Tho first to
engage her attention will he the establishment of a society of girls to make Irish
point lace.
COOHTESS RKSRMBLE8 oTIII'.lt NoTlili W'O.MKN.
daughters of senators, commons, nnd high
officials gather in oddly built little Ottawa
our consul is usually the ono man rugardod
as a standard of judgment for all " Yankees." Ho attends every " affair" and his
wife und daughter aru critically passed
upon. Whon parliament adjourns or is
" prorogued," aa they say in Canada, the
" court" goes to " Caspapodia," tho dominion's star Hummer resort. After somo
fishing trips, whioh have already, heen arranged for the now governor, hu is to go
oil* upon a tour of thu Canadian watering
places, that bis aci-uuintaiiou with the loca
aristooraeius may bo improved upon.
" Next winter tlio
earl will learn what a
parliamentary session
really Is, A salute of
twenty-ono guns from
thu fortress is tho
olliciul uiinuuuoomutit
that oue has begun.
Tho governor-general,
clad iu hia military or,
other rank, the royal
decorations glittering
on his heart, goes "as
hur Britannic maj-OOUHTHSaoV DBRBV
osly'n representative in Canada" to the
throne ia tho senate chamber and formally
declares tho parliament in session. Then
the political pot begins to boil und the
social world to whirl.
"Tho carl of Aberdeen will bo one of
tho fow dominion rulers to acquire an Arm
oriciti reputation through personal visits in
this country. Ho nnd his wifo aroused enthusiasm everywhere while hero at tho
world's fair not many weeks ago. Whon
viceroy of Ireland under Gladstone's former
administration ho proved more popular than
nny man had been bofore in that moat
difficult position. He is still in his prime,
and groat things aro expected of htm.
"The (furls ot Abordcon aro also vis*
counts of I'ormastin and barons of Haddo,
Mcthlic, Tarvis, and Kellic in tho Scotch
peerage, ai lho family is a branch of the old
Seoteli Gordons. Tho present earl's wifo is
noted for her talents and liberal sentiments,"
Always Fresh.
Ho: What a fresh complexion Miss
Flirtic lu-f!."
She (rival belle) : " Yes, fresh evory day,
1 believe,"
59 AND 18.
Two Experiences in Keiuptville ot Interest
To Others.
Mr. Hugh Rrownlre Tells Row He Waa
Cured afSelatiea *n*r Much suffering
���Miss DelinMiilu Suffered From Trou '
lile Incident lo Vlrlhood���Her Case
Critic al���How She Found Keleasn.
From tho .\.emptvllle Advance
One ofthe best known men in the county
of (ircnville and the adjacent county of
Carh ton, ia Mr Hugh ltrownleo, of Kempt-
villa. Mr, Brownlee was born in Carleton
county in tho year 1834, aud until about
five years ago resided in the township of
North Gov/er. Having Ity induitry aud
good business ability acquired a competence
he determined to retire from the somewhat
laborious life of a farmer, and taking up
his abode in a beautiful homo in the village
of Komptvillo, lias aince continued to reside
hero. H is well known to Mr. Brown lee's
friends ami acquaintances that he has suffered for yours from .Sciatica of a violent
form, and it has lately heen understood that
he has at last been relieved from the
pangs of this excruciating disi-ase. Recently
whilo in eon vernation with Mr. ltrownleo, a
reporter of the Advance asked him to givo
his usporieni-efnrthebuiie.it of other sufferers whioh ho glaillvconsontud to do.
" You aro aware," said Mr. ltrownleo,
'that most of my lifo has hoen spent upon
a farm, and hi addition to farming I tollow-
ed thu business of buying cattle, sheep and
lambs. In doing so I was exposed to all
sorts of wcat her ami over-exertion, which
brought on sevoro attacks of sciatica. I
sullered for about ten years, trying all sorts
of powerful remedies, but without doing
me a particle of good. During this long
period of suil'erJug I was deprived of muoh
sleep and many a night I tumbled about in
bed nearly all night long ti tillering the most
excruciating pains. In fact I was rapidly
approaching the condition of a chronic
cripple. I had tried so many remedies that
I was becoming discouraged, and almost
despaired of obtaining relief. Whi'e in this
oinditlou I was induced to try Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills. I took tho pills for some
time without any noticeable results, but
feeling as if they wero a lust resort I continued their use. Then came a slight change
tor tho buttor, and every day added to my
steady improvement, until now after tho
uao of about eightorn boxos I am nearly
as well as over I was, being almost entirely
freo from pain. I am still using Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills ami feel confident that my
cure will bo permanent, Vou may be sure
that I am grateful for what Piuk Pills have
dono for ino and I am only ton glad to hoar
testimony to their merit. Indeed I believe
thoy aro deserving of every good thing that
can he said of thom."
Mrs. Hrownlou was prcsont and Baid that
she, too, could vouch for the beneficial effects dorived from tho use of Pink Pills.
Sho had suffered for nearly four years with
terrible soreness and pains iu tho back ��� f
the head and neck, accompanied hy frequent
attacks of dizziness which caused great
distress and inconvenience. Having nhsem d
tho beneficial effects Pink Pills had upon
her sulloring husband, Mrs. ltrownleo determined to try tliein, and from thu outset
found relief, and after thu use of four boxes
found that thu soreness was all gono and
tor lho past threo months sho had been
almost entirely free from pain, Sho has
the greatest confidence in Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills and believes thom the greatest
medicine of the ago.
A VOUMl LAW'S BXI'EHIKNCti.
Having heard that Miss Delia Main, a
young lady who lives with her parents not
far from Mr. Rrawnlee'g residence, had also
boon greatly bonctited by the uae of Pink
Pills, the reporter next called upon her.
Miss Main is a handsome young lady, eighteen years of age, with the glow ot health
in her cheeks. In leply to enquiries, Miss
Main said that some two years ago she began to bo affected with weakness peculiar
to many young girl". H*.*r face was pale,
sho was troubled with heartpalpitatiou, and
the least oxcrlion loft a fooling of great
tiredness. Shu had good mudical treatment
hut without getting relief, and at las', her
condition bocame so bad that her parent!!
and friends feared Bhe was going into a (ie
olinu and almost despaired of her recovery,
At this juncture Miss Main wus induced to
try Ib*. Williuns' Pink Pills, which are au
unfailing specific in cases of this kind.
Having lost all confidence in medicine,
Mias Muin took Pink Pills irregularly at
first,but finding that thoy woro helping her
sho began to take thom regularly according
to directions. From this time out improve-
ment in hor caaojwos steady and rapid, and
after the uso of a do/on boxes she found hor
health fully restored, "1 believe," suid
Miss Main, "that if it had nut bean for Dr,
William"' Piuk Pills I would not bo alive
to-day, and I strongly recommended them
to all girls who find themselves in a condition  similar   to what mino  was."   Miss
direct hy mail from thu Dr. Williams' Medicine Company from either addroita. Thu
price ut which those pills are sold makes a
course of treatment comparat ivn ly i ucx ���
pensive as compared with other remedici
or medical treatment.
Main's mother was present aud fully sndors>
ed what her daughter said, adding that
she fully believed Pink Pills had saved her
life.
Mr. Angus Buchanan, druggist, who
is also reove of the village was askod if
many Pink Pills are sold, Hia reply
was that they have a larger sale than any
medicine, and still the demand steadily
increases, which is the best evidence thut
Piuk Pills are a great remedy, and there
can be no question of the great good they
accomplish.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain in a
condensed form all the elements necessary
to give new life and richness to the blood
and restore shuttered nerves. They are an
unfailing specific for suoh diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus'
dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,
nervous, headache, the after affects of lu
grippe, palpitation of the heart, restore
the glow of health to pale and sallow complexions, and reliove the tired feeling resulting from nervout, prostration ; all diseases depending upon vitiated humeri in
the blood, such as scrofula, chroma erysipelas, etc. They are also a spocitio tor
troubles peculiar to females, such as sup
prcasions, irregularities and ull farms of
weakness. In tho case of men they elfect
a radical cure in all cases arising from
mental worry, over-work or excesses of
whatever nature.
Theso pills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams Medicine Company, ltn*ek\ill\
Out., and Hchoneutady, N. V., and aru sold
in hoses covered wilh the firm's wrapper
ami trade mark, (never in loose form by the
dozen or hundred an 1 tho public are caution
ed against numerous imitations sold in this . ~ ~ ,    . . i*���*.,��� *��� ..,,iv..r
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tn the doorknob with Ilia cravat, and waa
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CHAPTER I.
Iu tho marble-floored vestibule of the
Metropolitan Grand Hotel in Buffalo,
Professor Stillson Renmark stood and looked about him with the anxious manner of a
person unused to the gaudy splendor of the
modern American houBe of entertainment.
The professor paused half-way hetween the
door und the marble counter, became ho began to fear that huhadarrivedataninoppnr-
tune linn,���that Bumothing   unusual   was
Soiug on. The hurry and bustle bewildered
im. A man with a Btentorian but monotonous ami mournful voice was tilling the
air with the information that a train was
about to start for Albany, Saratoga, Troy,
Boston, New York and tho Bast, Whon
he came lo the words "The East" his voice
dropped to a aad minor key, as if tho man
despaired of tho fato of thoso who took
their departure in that direction. Every
now and then a brazen gong sounded sharply, and one of thu uugrous who Rat in a row
on a, bench ulong the marble-panelled wall
sprang forward to the counter, took some-
t body's handbaganddisappearud in the direction uf thc elevator, with tho newly-ai rived
guest following him. Groups of men stood
here and thoro conversing hood less of tho
rush of arrival and departure around tliein.
All thia was vory strange to the professor,
and ho felt himBolf in a new world, with
whose customs hu was not familiar. Nobody paid tho slightest attention to him as
hu stood there among it ail with hin satchel
>n Ids hand. As he timidly edged up to tho
counter and tried to accumulate courage
enough to address the olutk, a young man
came forward, flung his grip ontho polished
top of tho countor, metaphorically brushed
thu professor asido, pulled tho bulky register towards liim, aud inscribed his namo on
tho page with a rapidity equalled only by
the illegibility nf the result.
"Hello, 8am,"  ho  said to   the clerk.
" How's things ?   Uot my telegram I*"
" Vos,' answered the clerk ; "but I can't
?ive you 21. it's boon taken for a weok.
reserved 85 for you, and had to hold on
with my teeth to do that."
The reply of the young man was merely
a brief mention of tho place of torment.
" It is hot," said the olerk, blandly. " In
from Cleveland f"
" Yes.    Any letters for nm ?"
"Couple of mlegraniB. You'll find them
up in 85."
"Oli, you were cock-sure I'd tako that
room ?"
" 1 was cnok*Biim you'd havo to. It is
either that or tho fifth Hour. We're full.
Couldn't givo a better room to the President if ho came,"
"Oh, woll, what's good enough for the
President I can put up with for a couple of
days,"
Tlie hand of the clerk descended on the
bell, Tho nouro sprang forward and took
the grip. " Eighty-five," said the clerk ;
and tho drummer and the negro disappeared.
" Is thore any place where I could leavo
my bag for a while*" the professor at last
aaid timidly to the clerk.
"Your bag!"
Thu rrotoaaor bold it up in view.
"Oh! yonr crip. Certainly. Havo n
room, sir! And tho clerk's hand hovered
ovor the bell.
" No. At least, not just yot. You sec,
I'm "
"All right. Tho baggage-man thoro to
tho left will check it for you."
" Any letters for Bond?" said a man,
pushing himself in front of the professor.
The clerk pulled a fat bunch oi letters from
tho compartment marked "B" and handed
thn whole lot to the enquirer, who wont
rapidly over thom, selected two that appeared to be addrcBsod to him, and gave
tha bunch a push towards tho clerk, who
placed thorn whore thoy wero before.
Although the professor was to a certain
extent bewildered by the condition of things,
there waa Blill in his nature a certain dog-
god persistence that had hnforo now stood
him in good stead, and which hnd enabled
him lo disUnce in the long run, much more
brilliant men. Ho was not at all satisfied
wilh his brief interview with the clerk. He
resolved lo approach that busy individual
again if ho could arrest hia attention. It
wab aome timo before bo caught thu speaker's eye, as it were, but whon he did so ho
Baid,���
" I was about to say to you that I am
waiting for a friend from Now York who
���nay not yet have arrived. His name is Mr.
Kichard Yates, of the���j*-���"
" Oh I !)ick Yates. Certainly. He'a
hero."   Turning to tfio negro ho said,���
" (in down to tho billiard-room and aeo
if Mr. Yates ia thoro. if ho is not look for
him at ihe bar."
Thu olerk evidently new Mr. Dick Yatea.
Apparently not noticing tho look of amazement that had stolon over tho professor's
face the clerk snid,���
"If you wait in tho reading room I'll
sond Yates to you whon ho aomus, Thn
hoy will Hnd him if he's in thu houae ; but
he may ho up-town."
Thu profnaaor, disliking to trouble the
obliging clerk further, did not ask bim
where the reading-room was. He inquired
instead of a hurryiug porter, and received
tho eurt but nomprehensivu answer,-���
" Dining-room noxt floor. Rending-,
imoking-, and writing-rooms up tbo hall.
Billiard-room, bar, and lavatory downstairs."
Tlm professor aftor getting into thu
barber-shop and tho eigar-Btoro, finally
found his way into the rending-room.
Numerous daily papers were scattered
around on the table, oaoh attached to a
long clumsy cWt arrangement of wood,
whilu ntliei* dailies, similarly encumbered,
bunt; from racks against the wall. The professor sat down in one of tlm easy leather-
ooverud chairs, hut, instead ot taking up a
paper, drew a thin bonk from his pocket,
III win *h he was sonti  ho abanrbod that ho
becamo entirely unconscious of his strange
sum-nndings. A light touch on thn ahoul-
dur brought' him up from his hook Into thn
World again, -M.il lie aaw looking down on
bun the stern facu of a heavily-motiBtuuhod
stranger.
" 1 beg your pardon, sir, but may I aak if
you aro a guest nf this houso*;"
A shade of approhunaioii orosaed tho prn-
fo-wor's face as hu slipped the hook into his
[Hicket. Hu hnd vaguoly felt, that ho was
trespassing when ho firat entered tho hotel,
and uow bis doubts wore confirmed.
" I ���I am not exactly a guest," hn stam-
mereil.
''Whatdo you moan by not exactly a
guest'!" cunt iiine.l thu other, regarding tho
professor with a eold nntl scrutinizing gusto.
"A man ia either a guest or ho is not, I tako
It.    Whicli in it in your ease?"
" 1 presume, technically speaking, lam
not."
"Technically speaking ! Morn evasions.
Lot me ask you, sir, as an ostensibly honest
man, ii you imagine that all thia luxury���
thi*;���iliiaeleganco���is maintained for nothing? Do you thin I*, air, that it is provided
for any man who haa cheek enough tn step
out of the streot nud enjoy it 1 Is it kept
up, I ask, for people who aro, technically
speaking, not guests ?"
Tho expression of conscious gi*ilt deepened on the face of tho unfortunate profosoor.
Hu had nothing io say. Ho realized that
hia notion waa ton flagrant to admit nf defence, ao he attempted none. Suddenly tho
oouiitennnco of his questioner lit up with a
smile, and he smote tho professor on tho
shoulder.
"Well, old stick-in-the-mud, you haven't
changul a particle ill lifleen years. You
don't moan to protend you don't know
me V
"You can't���you can't ho Riohnrd
Yates?"
" 1 not only can, but I can'tbe anybody
olso. I know, because I havo often tried.
Woll, woll, woll, woll 1   Stilly wo used to
call you, don't you remember!   I'll never
forget that [timo we sang ' Oft in the stilly
night' front of your window when you wore
studying for the exams. You always were
a quiet fellow, Stilly. I've beon waiting for
you nearly a whole day. I was up just uow
with a party of friends when tho boy brought
me your card. A littio philanthropic gathering,��� sort of mutual benefit arrangement,
you know : each of us contributed what we
could spare into a goneral fund, which was
given to some deserving person in the
crowd."
" Yes," said the professor, dryly. "I
heard tho olerk telling the boy where he
would be moat likely to find you."
"Oh, you did, eh!'' cried Yates with a
laugh. " Yea, Sum generally knows whero
to send for me ; but he needn't have been so
darned public about it. Being a newspaper
man, I know what ought to go iu print and
what should have tho bluo pencil run
through it. Sim is very diacreot, as a
goneral thing ; but then he knew, of course,
tho moment ho set eyes on yon, that you
woro au old pal of mine."
Again Yatea laughed, a very bright and
cheery laugh for so evidently wicked a
man.
"Como along," ho said, taking the pro-
feaaor by the arm. " We muat got you
located."
Thoy passed out into the hall and drow
up at tho clerk's counter.
" I say Sam," cried Yates, "can't you do
something butter for ua thau tho fifth thior!
I didn't oome to Buffalo to engage hi ballooning. No sky-parlors for me, if I oan
help it."
" I'm Borry, Dick," said tho dork, "but I
expect the tilth floor will be gone wheu the
Chicago express gota in."
" Well, what can you do for ua, anyhow t"
" I can let you have Tilth That's the next
room to yours. Really, they're tho most
comfortable rooms iu the houae this weather. Fine lookout over the lake. I wouldn't
mind having a Bight of the lake myself, if I
could leavo tho desk."
" All right. Rut I didn't come to look at
tho lake, nor yot at the railroad-track a this
aide, nor at Buffalo Creok either, beautiful
and romantic aa it is, nor to listen to tho
clanging of the ton thousand locomotives
that pass within hearing distance, for the
delight of your guests. Tho fact is, that,
always excepting Chicago, 1 In Halo is more
like���for the Professor's sake I'll any Hades
than any other placo in America."
"Oh, Buffalo's all right," said tho clerk,
with that feeling of locul loyalty which all
Americans possess. " Say, are you bore on
thin Fenian snap ?"
"What Feniaa snap?" asked tho news
paper-man.
"Oh! don't you know about it? I thought
the moment I aaw ynu that you were hore
for this affair. Woll, don't aay I told you,
but I can put you on to one of tho big guns
if ynu want the particulars. They aay
they're going to take Canada. I told 'em
that I wouldn't take Canada aa a gift, lot
alone fight for it.    I've beon there."
Yates's newspaper instinct thrilled him
aa ho thought of tho possible sensation.
Then the light slowly died out nf hia eyes
when he looked at the profeaaor, who bad
flushed somewhat aud compressed hin lips
aa ho listened to tho slighting remarks un
his country.
" Well, Sam," said the newspaper-man
at last, " it isn't moro than once in a lifetime thnt you'll find me givo tho go-by to a
pieoe of tn*ws, hut the fact is, I'm on my
vacation just now. About tho first I've
had for fifteen years : bo you see I must take
e.treofit. No, lut tbo Argus get acooped, if it
wants to. They'll value my services all the
moro when I get back. No. 51S, I think
you said?"
Tho olerk handed over tho koy, and the
professor gave the hoy the check for his
valise, at Yates's suggestion.
"Now got a move on you," aaid Yates to
thu elevator-boy. "We're going right
through with yon."
And ao tho two friends wore shot up together to the filth floor.
CHAPTER II.
Tho sky-parlor, aa Yatos had termed it,
certainly commanded a very oxteiiBive vie a*.
Immediately underneath was a wilderness
of roofs, l'tirther along were the railroad
tracks that Yatea objected to, and a lino
of masts and propnller-funnols marked tho
windings of Buffalo Creek, along whose
banks arose numerous huge elevators, each
marked by anme tremond-niB letter of the
alphabet done in white paint againat the
sombre brown of the big building. Still
farther tn tho west waa a more grateful and
comforting sight for a hot day. The bluo
lake, dnitei! witli white sails nud an occasional trail of smoku, lay shimmering in the
broiling aim. Over tho water, through tbe
distant summer haze, thorn could be seen
tho dim lino of tho Canadian shore.
" Sit you down," cried Yatos, putting
both hands ou tho other's shoulders and
pushing him into a chair noar tho window.
Then, placing hia fimror on tho electric button, ho added, " What will you drink ?"
"I'll take a glass of water, if it. can lu
had without trouble," said Renmark.
Yates's hand dropped from the electric
button hopelessly to his side, and he looked
reproachfully at tho professor.
"Groat heavens!" he cried; "havo
something mild. Don't go rashly in for
Buffalo water boforo you realize what ib is
made of. Work up to it gradually. Try
berry cobbler or a milk shake as a
starter.
Thank you, no. A glass of water will
do very well for mo. Order what you like
for yourself."
"Thanks. I oan lie depended on for
doing that," Ho pushed the button, and,
when tho hoy appeared, aaid, " Bring up an
iced cobbler, audchargo it to PrnfessorKen*
mark, Nn. IMS. Bring nlso a pitcher of ice-
water for Yatea, No. 580. Thore," he continued, gleefully, " I'm going to have nil
tho drinks, except tho ice-water, charged to
you, I'll pay the hill, hut I'll keep thu
account to hold ovor your head in ttie future. Prof. Stillson Renmark Ur, to Met-
ropnlitan Grand���nne sherry cobbler���nuo
gin sling���ono whiskey cocktail, und ao on.
Now then, Stilly, let's talk buainonn.
You're not married, I take it, or ynu
wouldn't have responded to my invitation
so promptly," The professor shook his
head. " Neither am I, Ynu never had the
courage to propose to a girl, and 1 never
had tho time."
" Lack of aelt-concoit was not yonr failing
in tho old days, Riohnrd," said Renmark,
qtliotly.    YnttS laughed.
'-Woll, it didn't hold me back any, to my
knowledge. Now I'll toll you how I've got
along since we attended old Scrngmore'H
academy toguthur fifteen yoars ago. How
timo doos fly 1 Whon I loft I tried teaching
for one short month. I had somo theories
on tho education of our youth which did
not f oom to chime in with the prejudices thu
school trustees had already formed on tho
subject,"
The professor was at once all attention.
Touch a man on his business and he generally responda by being interested.
"And what wero your theories 1" ho asked.
"Well, I thought a teacher Bhould look
aftor tho physical aa well an tho mental
welfare of hia pupils. It did not seem to
mo that his duty to thoso under his charge
ended with more book-learning."
" 1 quite agree with you," said tho professor, cordially.
" Thanks. Woll, the trustees didn't. 1
joined the hoys nt tholr games, hoping my
example would have an influenoo on thoir
conduct, ou tho play-ground ns wull.,�� in ihe
school-room. Wo got up a rattling good
crickot-oluh. You may not remomhor that
I stood rather hotter at cricket lu tho academy than I did in mathematics or grammar.
By handicapping me with sovoral poor
playersaud having tho best players among
tbe boys in oppobitiou, wo madu a pretty
eveuly matched loam at school-section
No. 12. One day at noon we began a
game. The grounds weru in excellent condition, and the opposition boys were
at their beat. My side waa getting the
worat ot it. I wna very much interested,
and when ono o'clock came I thought it a
pity to call shooland spoil ao good and interesting a contest. The hoys wero unanimously of the same upinion. The girU
wure happy picnicking under the trees. So
we played cricket all thu afternoon."
" I think that was carrying your theory
a little too far," said tho professor, dubious-
ly.
"Juat what the trustee*- thought when
they camo io hoar of it. Sn they dismissed
me ; and I think my leaving waa the only
ease on record where tho pupils genuinely
mourned a teacher's departure. I shook the
dust of Canada from tny feot, and have
nover regretted it. I tramped to Buffalo,
shaking the dust off my feet at every step.
Hello I here's your drinks at lost. Stilly. I
had forgotten aliout them,���an unusual
thing with me.���That's alt right, boy j
charge it to room 1118.���Ah! that hits tho
spot on a hot day. Woll, whore was 1?
Oh, yos: at Buffalo. I got a place on a
paper here, nt just enough to koop life in
mo ; but I liked tho work. Then 1 drifted
to Rochester at a bigger salary, afterwards
to Albany at a atill bigger salary, and of
courao Albany ia only a few hours Irom New
York, and that is where all iiuwspupor-mun
ultimately drift to, if tbey are worth thoir
salt. I saw a small flection of thc war ua
special correspondent, got hurt, and rounded up in tho hospital, .since thon.althoiigh
only a reporter, i am about the top of the
treo in l ha*, lino, and make enough monoy
to pay my poker debts and purchase iced
drinks to soothe the aaperitiea of the game.
When thore ia anything big going on
anywhere in the country, I nm there,
with other fellows to do the drudgery,
I writing up the picturesque descriptions and interviewing tho big men.
My stuff goes red-hot over the telegraph-wire, and the humble postage-
stamp knnwa my envelopes no moro. I nm
acquainted with overy hole] olerk lhat
amounts to any thing from New York to
San Francisco. If I could save money I
should bo rich, for 1 mako plenty, but the
bole at the top of my trousers-pocket has
lost me a lot of cash, and 1 don't lecm
tn bo able to get. it mended. Now you've
listened with your customary patience in
order tu givo my self-esteem, its you called it, full away. I am grateful. I wilt
reciprocate.    How about, yourself ?"
The professor spoko slowly. "I havo had
no sueh adventurous career," he began,
havo not shaken Canadian dust from my
foot, nnd have not mado any great success.
I have simply plodded,and am in no danger
of becoming rich, although I suppose I
spend as little ns nny man. After you woro
oxpel���after you left tho ana '
"Don't mutilate tho good old English
Innguage, Stilly. You were right iu tho
firat placo. lam not thin-skinned. You
were saying after I was expelled.    Go on."
"I thought perhaps it might bn a sore
subject. You romembor you wore very
indignant at tho time and "
"Of course I waa,���and am atill, for that
matter.    It waa an outrage,"
"I thought it was proved that you helped
to put the pony in tho Principal's room.''
"Oh,certainly. That. Of course. But what
I detested waa thu way the Principal worked the thing. Ho allowed that villain Spink
to turn evidence againat. us, and Spink
stated I originated the affair, whereas I
could claim no suoh honor. It was Spink's
own project, which I fell in with, as I did
with every diErepntahle thing proposed.
Of course tho Principal believed at once
that 1 waa the chief criminal. Do you happen to know if Spink has been hanged
yet ?"
"I believe bo is a very reputable businessman in Montreal, and much respected."
"I might have suspected that. Woll,
you keep your eye on tho respected Spikn,
if he doesn't fail aome day and make a lot
of money, I'm a Dutchman. But go oo.
This la digression. By thu way, just push
that electric button. You're nearest, and
it is too hot to move. Thanks. After I
waa expelled������?"
"Aftor your departure, I took a diploma,
and for a year or two taught a class in thu
academy. Then, as I studied during my
spare timo, I got a chance na master of a
grammar-school near Toronto, chiefly, as 1
think through tho recommendation of Principal Scragmorc. i had my degree by this
timo.   Then������"
Thero was n gentle tap at tho door.
"Como iu," shouted Yatea. "Oh, it'a
you. Juat bring up another cooling cobbler, will you, and charge it as bofore to
Professor Renmark, room 518.���Yes; aud
thnn 1"
"And ihon thoro camo tho opening in
University College, Toronto. I had the
good-fortune to Im appointed, Thore I am
atill, and there I suppose I shall atay. 1
know vory few peoplo, and am hotter acquainted with hooka than with men. Those
whom I have tho privilege of knowing are
mostly studious persons who have made
or will make thoir mark in the world of
learning, I have not had your advantage of meeting statesmen who guide the
destinios of a gront empire."
"No, ynu always wero lucky, Stilly.
My experience ia that the chaps who do
tho guiding nre more anxious about their
own pockets or their own political advancement than they are of tho destinies.
Still, the Empire seems to take its course
westward just tho aamo. So old Scrag
more'a lioeu your friond, has bo ?"
"Me haa, indeed."
Well, he insulted  mo only   tho other
day,"
"You astonish mo. 1 oannot imagine so
gentlemanly and scholarly a man as Principal
Hcragmore insulting anybody."
"Oh, you don't know him as I do. It
waa liko this, I wanted to find out whero
you were, for reasons that I ahall state
hereafter. I cudgeled my brains, and then
thought of old Scrag. 1 wrote him and
enclosed a stamped and addressed envelope,
as nit unsought contributors should do. He
answered���but I havo his reply somewhere.
You shall read it for yourself."
Yates pulled from his inside pocket n
bundle uf letters which lie hurriedly fingered over, commenting in a low voico un ho
did si, "I thought. 1 answered that, Still
no matter, dingo 1 haven't I paid lhat lull
yot? This pass ia run out. Must, got another." Then he smiled and sighed as Ilo
looked at a letter in dainty handwriting, Im!
apparently ho ciiiih. not. find tho dooumout
hu nought.
{Til UK notCIlKUBD.)
HOUSEHOLD.
Resting at Last-
Undcr tho calm and azure sky
Soon our mortal form- shall lie;
ruder the -od in our narrow bods
Soon We'll rest our aohtng heads.
Folded o'er tho pulseless breast.
Our weary hands will bo at rent**
Tne trembling limb-; nod ilred root
Will And a sure and safe retreat
Hays of toll, hour- of pain,
No'or will eome tottfl again;
> rom tho sorrows of tbo ��� i ��� -1
We'll ho slu-ltored safe nt lasl;
Out ot darkur-i' into Unlit.
Whoro tliu lilinil receive tholr -light;
Whoro uo harsh or unkind word
Fiom kindred lips are over heard.
Where tlio stream of lovo sublime
'i\i loth on through oiuIIu-m thn.;
Whoro our loved ones pone liefore
Will greet us nn tho bel tor shore;
Where tho (towers forovoi bloom,
Far beyond tho silent tomb;
In tlm elty of our God.
Where imgullc busts have trod.
Tlioro wo'll know why tears aro shod,
Tliuro wo'll learn why hearts havo blud
And why love grow cold ou earth,
Whleh iu heaven alone im-i birth;
There we'll reap as wu have sown,
And wull know as we ure known;
Fur thu Lioil who reigns above.
Unlet h h*'iivon and earth with lovo.
- INe'tie Howe, lu Ohio Farmer.
Mysterious Death of a Soldier.
A remarkable story ia told in connection
with the mysterious death of Harry Thorn-
aaaon, a driver in tho Held battery of tho
Koyal Artillery, stationed at Woolwloh.
It appeared that Thomaiaon and a comrade
named Hughes wore courting two young
women who wero in service at Clapham
Common, London. On Sunday tho deceased and his sweetheart left tho house to go
for a walk, leaving Hughes and the other
young woman at homo, They returned
about 9.45 and on reaching the gato of tha
houae the deceased complained of severe
pains at the back of his head. Hughes returned to tho barracks, hut deceased
was advised by his sweetheart to real in a
room at the top of the house. Both the
girls then wont to hod in thu next room, and
aro alleged to hnve heard the deceased making a strange noise aomo timo later. They
went into his room, lifted his head up, and
ho then apparently wont oil'tu sleep. Tho
girls Bat with him until 4 a. m., and thon
finding the deceased's head waa cold, thoy
went for a eonatnhlo, who called iu a doctor.
Lifo waa found to havo boon extinct tor
aomo timo. Tho deceased was an ollicer'a
servant, and bears an excellent character
at Woolwich, lie was to hwo loft tho army
in November to gel married.
There nro thirty oases of typhoid  fever
���l._ i i.-i ...   I-*;....;....��
n the hospital al Winnipeg.
How to Preiervo Cnt Elowan-
In the hot, dry days of summer ono often
finds the llowurs in vaaoa, although freshly
gathered, in n drooping condition, the result, it may ho, of plucking them at thn
wrong hour, or of improper attention afterward. They who would;kn--p their bom-nets
bright and vivid throughout the day should
rise botitnes, for therein nn fruabnnor like
the dew of the morning, whether for hli
Bnm or complexion. Poppies, Hooting and
frail, if plucked before thu sun has dried
tho duwdrop at their hearts, and quickly
placed in water, will last sometimes for
two days without filling, and tlm same
is true of othor tender garden llowors.
Should the basket of out flowers show aitrna
of drooping, dip the bunch head downward
into.thu water and give it a gentle shake.
This is vory etfinaciuusin reviving dowering
shrubs brought from a distance, whon they
become wilted before reaching home.
Tho Japanese have made a special study
of thia branch of tho art of tlower arrange
ment, and have special rules for didorcnt
plants. If the wistaria is to bo used in
decoration, its cut stem la burned and then
immersed in spirits. Tho hydrangea and
the lespedeza should also havo the cut ends
burnt to charcoal boforo immersing in
water. All dowers which stick up wator
with difficulty arc improved in vitality by
treating tbe ends of their Btems with firo or
hot wator. Land plants derive benefit
from burning, but water plants require
boiling water.
Whon the Japanese use the bamboo in
decoration, which ia their frequent custom,
they cut it at a vory early hour, four in
the morning, aud remove tho bottom division or knot, leaving tho upper division
untouched. Thoy thon fill the tube with
fifty-eight graina of cloves atewod in hot
waier and seal up tho bottom. It ia then
laid horizontally until tho liquor inclosed is
cool, after whioh it is ready for use. Whon
the colored maple is employed, the leaves
aro immersed in water for nn hour before
using. The vory dark red ones are particularly hard to presorve, but- the lighter ones
aro moro enduring. Tho willow his ita
cut stoma spliced off and theu bound up
with a drug thoy call sut-kiti, the branch
afterward being loft in water overnight.
The morning glory, of which tho Japanese
mako great use, is carefully cut in the evening after the flowora are tightly closed. Tho
aleeping buds aru then gently wrapped in
soft paper by thoir dexterous lingers, and
and this ia not removed until the following
morning, when tho arrangement ie mado.
Ilegoma Kvansianna Bhould ho cut in tho
eariy morning, the buds removed with a
sharp knifo, and, tbo wholo immersed in
water before arranging. Monouhnrta vaginalis, when cut, should have aliout one inch
of tho end immersed in hot water until the
color changes, aud it must t tion ! e dipped
deeply in cold wator, after whicli 11 is ready.
The same treatment is applied to So lecio
lv nempferi.
The prickly poppy (Argemuno Moxicana)
ia treated by having its stem tightly tied
around with soaked paper nt a point five or
six inches abovo the cut end. Tnis ond
should thon be burnt with a llamo, after
which tho papor is removed, and the (lower
is ready to uso. Tho yellow wator lily
(Nuphar Japnnicum) should be aoloctod
from a shallow t-pnb.nnd cut during the boat
of tbo day. A li(|uid composed of cloves
boiled in tea Bhould then hu blown into the
cut stem,and thus the vitality of thu dower
ts prolonged. Whether thia treatment is
also desiruble for tho whito pond lily, Mr.
Conder, who is my authority for Japanese
practices, does not state, but it would bo
worth while to experiment, if thereby this
lovely dower could bo longer retained in
perfection.
Tbo great. Japanese irises, if cut whilo in
bud, rill open freely iu water, and last
longer than if allowed to open out ot doors,
where tho ami promptly wilts thoir beautiful
blossoms and curls the tender petals almost
beforo they hnvo expanded. Nasturtiums,
too, aiill'cr from being gathered while tho
Biinlight ia lint upon thom, but in thu early
morning, with the dew still damp upon
their loaves, they can bo found nestling iu
tho shadow with half-open heads just in tho
right condition for our vaaoa, Tho fragile
heliotrope plucked at this hour will retain
its freshness, whereas if culled when the
sun lies fierce upon it.it will droop and turn
black iu the shadiest, parlor.
Flowers and plants wilt because water
Ib transpired hy leaves and petals more
rapidly thau it is taken up through thu
atom. < hi a dry, hot day leaven and llowors
often wilt on the plant. Kven when not
actually wilted thoy may contain barely
moisture enough to hold them in shape,
and wheu cut under theao uircumstaucos
thuy wither at onco unions thoy aru put
into wator instantly, when they will often
becomo more plump than thoy were boforo
cutting. Tho steins of plants when uul.
begin immediately to change structure, and
form a callus at thc wound, which inter-
feroa with tho absorption of fluids, li is
advisable, therefore, to cut the alums nIVn
second time whilu under water, ao that nil
the channels through which water rises
may he without any obstruction. As t i ere
nre many anhstnncoB besides water in lho
juice of plants, anme nf these  old dapanuae
firaetiees may havo some value, At least
icy are worth trying.
Cucumber**.
Whon tho fresh cucumbers come nn thu
table and inarkctbaskotspileupwilhthecool,
groen vegetable, we all want to know more
ubout how to uae thom,
A great many no not know that at either
end of a cucumber thoro ia a slightly poison,
ous aoid. Thu cuds should ho thrown away,
and the rest pooled thin.
Spread on a plate, sprinkle with salt, nnd
act in a cool place for a few minutes. Servo
with vinegar and popper.
All that is very easy, hut who knows that
a dish of the aamo may ho had at Christmas
timo?
Whon thore aro n quantity of largo cucumbers on baud, slice up as if to uao fresh,
and placo in glass cans. Havo ready hot,
seasoned vinegar, pour over and seal up.
They will keep ail wintor.and are delicious,
besides being a unique addition to a winter's
meal.
Whon canB are to bo hail, it is bettor to
mako cucumber pickles instead of placing in
salt brine. Place small cucumbers in Bait
uud water over night. Pack in cans and
eovor with hot viuog-ir. Sometimns n fow
poppers may ho added, or a lump of alum
or some pieces of horseradish.
Cucumber Catsup.���Two quarts of cnctim-
bors and onu quart of onions, puele 1 and
chopped tine. Mix with ono-half ottp of salt
and drain over a siovu all night. Add a
cupful of mustard seed, tWO spoonfuls of
black and one of red popper, and strong
vinegar to covor.
Sweut Pickles.��� Peel and qumer ripe
cucumbers; remove the scads and placo in
brine ior three daya. Placo in clear water
one day, and change again at uight. Take
a pint of vinegar, one pound brewn sugar,
two spooufuls of broken stick cinnamon, a
piece of ginger root, and mace. Put in the
cucumbers and cook until tender.
Another.���Two dozen ripe cucumbers,
aix onions and four peppers. Chop all, but
not too due. Add ouo cupful salt, one ounce
mustard ; place in a hag and drain one day.
Place in glasa cans, cover with cold vinegar
and seal.    Excellent.
Chow-Chow Pickles.���Place a peck of cu>
cumbers in salt and water for three days.
Add, after draining, a peck of chopped
tomatoes (green), a head of cauliflower, cut
up fine, and ono dozen poppers, chopped.
Cook togother one hour in two quarts of
vinegar, with two pounds of brown sugar,
an ounce eaoh of mustard,black pepper and
celery seed. A fow small onions may he
added. When all are tender, mix one-half
pound ground mustard with melted butter
or olive oil and atirinto the pickles. Place
in cans and seal up.
When cucumbers havo been placed in
brine and aro taken up to be freshened, do
not use cold water, but cover with boiling
water. This makes thom plump, hard and
green. Repeat once or twicu until fresh,
and cover with cold vinegar.
���Sliced Cucumber and onions mako a good
salad.
Another.���Mix a ean ot salmon with
three sliced and seasoned cucumbers, nud
add vinegar to taste. Place slices of hard-
boiled eggs [.round the salad.
Potato Salad may have ouotimhors added.
and are much improved. Some fanuycuuum
bur sliced and fried in butter, seasoned
high and served hot, but their proper uae
is aa a cooling food.
VEBHOEFF, THE MISSING  SCIENTIST.
He May   l>r   Be Discovered  An
Wilds or lhe A relic.
A correspondent of the Hoston Trans-1
CM OF WHITE ELEPHANTS.
; Chicago Ponders Means for Their  D est rue
tion-
m
cript gives an account  of the  life of John , Slnttr9m ���*,,���,���,���.,-. K����irnl��r�����r��
M. VerhoefT, the scientist of the first Peary -    * -    -    -
expedition, win did not return laat Septum
bor in the Kite, and whom the world read
of as ** lost in a crevasse," hut whose   ro-
Iu lump figures 910,000,000 wont into the
construction of the World's l-'air buildings
.      . , ,  .       . uuvihuvuvii vi  tiiv   nuimo   j,tilt     iiiinni'-ico
.tive, ami fncii.l.  tlio correspondent saya,   ttUll   tho preparation of tlio ground,   fir
l.flllllVA   hill,   atill    nil,.! Tlm    .Inut    i,.    ........   I   ., -f- fill ���     ��       ,       �� 7
tne exposition.    J he point that now inter-
Nine fieoipes For Pears.
Preserved Pears.���-Ono pound of pears
pooled thin ; onu pound of augur. Mako ��
syrup of onu pint of wator and ono pound of
sugar. Boil and akim. Whon porfoutly
clear, put the poara in and eook gently.
Stick a clove in the blossom ond of each
pear, or add the rind and juice of one
lemon to each tive pounds ot fruit. The
small pears aro best for preserving, but if
large pears nru used you cau cut ihem in
halves.    Cook thom until perfectly clear.
Another Kccjpe for Preserved Pears.���
Pool and boil thu pears with a little green
gingor until the fruit can bo easily pricked
with a fork. Allow ono pound of Biigar to
one pound of pears after boiling. Mako a
syrup with a cupful of water to a pound of
siu-nr; drop the pears in, nnd boil with
lemon poel cut in strips. When the pears
are done, take thom out and boil the syrup
until thick, whon it must ho poured hot
over tho fruit. Put in jars when cool, and
seal. If you use tho lemon rind, take ono
hmun to three pounda of pears.
Pears for Dessert. ���One and a half pounda
of loaf sugar, boiled in ono and a half pints
of wator until it becomes augar again ; add
two pounds of pears, cut in pieces, and the
juice of a lemon. Boll until soft, stirring
all the time. Pour into a mold, and it will
keep for two or three wecjta. Servo with
cream or custard poured around it.
Sweet Pear Pickle,���Seven pounds of
pears, three pounda of best brown sugar,
onc ounce of stick cinnamon, one ounce of
cloves, threo pints of cider vinegar, Hoi I the
vinegar and augar together; skim it and add
the Bpices. Theu add the pears and let them
boil n littio, hut not until donu. Put into a
tight jar. Thu uext day, pour oil' thu vinegar and let it boil, pourim- it again over the
pears.  Repeal this ptoceaa tho noxt day.
Pear Marmalade.���One pound of pears,
pared and out up ; t hrec-qunrtora of a pound
of v, hilo augar, add water iu thu proportion
of half a gallor. of water- to six pounds of
poara, aud boil quickly until tho fruits is
aoft, Add tho sugar, and mash until par*
teutly smooth. Take it of)' when it begins
jo bubble up.    Don't let it burn.
Brandy Poara. ���Pare as thin us possible,
and throw into cold water. When it hoila,
tako the pears out. Ab soon as cold, put
thom in jars, a layer of pears and a layer of
sugnr, and till the jars with whito brandy.
To hnlf a bushel of fruit, live pounds of
white augar.
Stewed Pears (1).���Pool tho pears, boil
till aoft; add a quarter of a pound of loaf
augar to a pound of pears, 'Ihon let them
boil again, and whon a little pink, put
them ou embers instead of a hot fire, that
they may bo a clenr pink. Do not make
the syrup too thin and watery,
Stowed Pours fi).���Four dozen small
poara, boiled until tender in eight pints of
water; throe quarters of a pound of brown
augur, sprinkled over the poara after they
are tender. A clove Bhould bo put in each
pear. When the syrup is formed, take out
tho fruit and lot the syrup boil until thick.
Baked Pears with Cream. ���Pool the
poara, if you wish, although thu flavor is
finer impeded. Baku iu a baking dish, and
servo cold, with oream, Thoro nro many
other ways of using pears, They can bo
dinned liko pe-iches, and nro isnmetimea
driod though the aru apt to be fi ivories*
aud tough, aud do not compare with other
dried fruits.
They Doadl Amanita-
01 the Agaricini family tlioro is one sub-
Uvjsiou that contains many toadstools* that
aro deadly poisonous, and it ia well to le
madu acquainted with these in thu vury beginning. This subdivision is known as the
umnuita. It is thu most beautiful.the moat
insidious, and the moat deadly of nil toadstools, and should he shunned with horror.
The amanitio always havu a volva or sheath
around tbo alum at or in thu surface of tho
ground; when this or remnants of it are
found upon auy tondstool it should bo discarded, unless the tinder is sure ot the ability to discriminate botwoon the edible aud
lion-edible amniiitn*. It ia well to say juat
hero that there are not a groat many mon in
the United States with thia ability, as tlio
science of mycology is not aa generally
puraucd with ua na with somo of the older
peoples of Kurope. In tny excursion with
Captain Mcllvniue wo camo upon several
beautiful specimens of the deadly iimaiiila,
and 1 have photographed two, tho Amanitio
inai. The large one js a full grown
fungus, showing part, of thu veil or ring and
fiart of tho volva. Tho smaller is only part-
y grown, and shows tho volva ruptured,
from which Lho toadstool b.ii nprtuiK, with
thu vail or ting unbrokan and under Lho
bead of the cap. Theso wore found on the
edge of a road through thn woods. They
wot o a pearly whito on top, the top looking
aa if it had been powdered. Thn gills also
wore white, nnd the whiteness of thu slums
slightly discolored with yellow.
The great danger frum iimaiiitie la duo to
tho fact that to an uninformed unobservant
person thuy resemble Lho common mushroom. A very littio knowledge would enable any intelligont person not handicapped
with nn undue amount of cocksure conceit
to discriminate between the amanita and
Lhe common mushroom. Thu common mushroom Is purplu-sporod with pinkish gills in
early youth, which increase in depth of
color as Lho spores ripen Lo a heavy purplish-black. All of the amanitio nro white-
sporod, and have white gills. And, furthermore, the habitats of these two agarics are
quite diil'crent, Tho common mushroom
always grows in tho upon; on the othor
hand tho amanita always growH in the
depth or on tho edge of timber-lands. Captain Mcllvaino tolls mo thnt ho bus nover
found Lho amanita in open ticlda or meadows.
Any one ambitions to toat tho merits of
toadstools would do well to take nolo of
the characteristics of tho amanita at once.
Other toadstools unmet hues contain minor
poiBons; tho amanila contains a danguroua
poison; it belongs Lo a family that kills.���
] Harper's Bazar.
Fat Thouslit It Wai Work.
Maslor(to hired man) : " Pat, I am informed Lhat you have hoard Pajorewaki
perform on the piano, What du you think
of his playing r
Pat! " Playin'i la it? Begad an' Oi
tluirL it waa wurruk, be tho way lho
feather- duster- haired chap contortionod
himself.''
believe him still alive. The story ia most
interesting. VerhoeEF wus a direct descendant of onu of tho ollieers of " the Old Swiss
Qtiard " of Paris, eo that he ought to have
heen brave if heredity goes for anything.
Hia father, a wealthy merchant of Louisville, died while John was a baby, nud thus
hismothcr-a vory talented woman���had
full charge of hia training. When only ii
years old hu ia remembered to havo exclaimed : " When I grow to be a man I ahall go
to Oreonland and live with thu Eskimos
and find tho north pole;" and almost from
that time thia wua his aole aim. Says the
correspondent:
" Ho early learned to read for himself and
ilolightod in books of travel, telling his
young school mates that he meant to go to
ihu north pole. Ho was born with u purpose in' life and oarly bet*an to deny himself
any taste or pleasure that would conflict
with it. He never ate but two meals a
day, nud that of the plainest, and moat
nutritious kind of food. Ho would never
weai an overcoat in the vory coldest weather, sleeping at mgliL under but one cover.
Hu devoted himself to a rigid course of
training in ihu gymnasium, atreiigthuniiig
every muscle and joint of Ida bod v. He
rode all tho way from Louisville, Ky., to
New Haven, Conn., on hiB bicyclu when he
entered Yale college, the first attempt at
that time to travel on one. All his feats of
strength and daring, as jumping from roof
to roof on a slcoty morning iu January,
wore but tests of his skill. He waa a strong,
manly, bravo youth. Hu dared to live
alone, as ho had often done while yet a
boy, absenting himself for periods of time,
testing his sirengih of endurance in walking
in rough places, until at laat he had acquired the strength to walk uixty miles a day
continuously.
When Peary organized hia expedition
Verhoetr paid n largo aum for the privilege
of joining it, and if these stories* of his training am true it ia manifest that hardly ono
of the party oould iiavj been bettor prepared than wns ho ti go to (ircenland. The
theory is that when tho relief party took
charge of tho expedition VurhoefF became
his own master, and improved his opportunity to attempt atill further the great
object of his lifo. Peary himself is reported aa having called him " the moat faithful
and conscientious young man 1 ever saw, ao
reticent that I never learned all his purpose
in coming with me." Four nations send
exploration companies into the Arctic thia
summer, and il it bhould indeed happen
that YerhoelF atill lives it is likely maltha world will hear of him.
THEIfl SEA-GIBT UTOFIA-
Ktrnnjte S'ircniiislances That K-iItilill*bed n
Monlti Neil -To it i in milly.
Henry A. Bell is a citizen of tho smallest
civilized government on earth and hails
from tho most diminutive capital city in
existence. Ho is from Albert Island, a
imall apeck of land that rises out of the
southern soua in the vicinity of the Marquesas group, Thu traveler who bears this
distinction in at. tho Ahlborn House, preparatory to liking his departure for Nottingham, Kngland, whore he was born and
whence he departed twenty years ago to
follow the fortunes and share the exile of
a friond who was accused aud found j-nilty
of a crime hu novur committed.
Bell, who is a strong, swarthy-looking
Knglishman, about 48 years of age,willingly
told of the littio island where hu makes hia
home.
" Albert Island," he said, "is only about
fivo miles hy three in size, and, although
I have lived on it for twenty yeara, its attractions have just as strong a hold on me
us they had at first. It ia a typical isic
of Occanica, and of ita beauties onu never
tires. There iaa population of juat ninuly-
.-iv souls, and thu government ia paternal
in form uud administered hy Kichard
Wright.
'* Ho left Kngland for Australia a broken-
hearted man. From a trader ho learned of
tho existence of Albert Island, and resolved to there establish his homo. He
sent for a tew families who were tenants of
hia mother's estates and with thum ho re-
fiaired to the sea-girt refuge, Kvury fami-
y is provided with a comfortable cottage,
and almost everything required for domestic
use is produced on thu island. Thu trading
vessola supply all that ia noceasary outside
of this,and, besides, they leave behind hand-
Botre sums of coin ovory year in exchange
for lho Burplua products of tho place. Of
course, every onu has an occasional desire
to aeo the out-iide world, and ull are at Kb-
erty to go aud como as they pleaao. But
they rarely take advantage uf thia liberty,
and those who go abroad alwaya hasten
hack.
Wu cull tho little sett lenient, around Mr.
Wright's comfortable residence Alberta,
Mr. Wright settles nil disputes, and we
lead a vury Arcadian life. Although wu
are so far awuy from tho center of civili-
Kation, wo aru not lacking in all the good
things of thia advanced age. Our homes
are supplied with pianos, fine furniture,
hooks, uud periodicals, and we aro living
ery co/.ily,
" I am ou my way to Scotland, and as
aoon aa my business there has been dispatched I shall hurry home to thu littio
South Sea Island.'-���[San Franoisoo Examiner,
e-ts the stockholdors, and ineidtutally the
whole city aud country, is how much can
he realized from lhat $19,000,000 worth of
time and material. It ia safe to assume
that the Lime is dead waste, It is safe to
aay, also, that a largo���a frightfully large���
proportion of the material will havo to eo
by the board. In tho rosy days of pro*
motion it was figured that $3,000,000 could
b i realized from tho sale of the buildingi
aud the materials. Since then thoru has
been a slump iu the expectations, and today it is a toss-up whether there will be
enough salvage to pay for the tearing down
of tbe buildings, the removal of the materials and lhe
RRSTOBAT10N ni TIIK PARK
to the condition iti which it was liefore it
waa turned ovor to thu Exposition Company. The South Park Commissioners fear
that the lair corporation will forfeit its
one-hundred-thousand-dollar bond and
abandon the buildings rat ber than attempt
to leat* t hem down and restore the grounds
to their original condition. John C. Fleming, Chicago rupraaenlative of ihu Carnegie
companies, which furnished about iwo-
thirds of the iron entering into thu buddings, says *'thnt a very large part of the
iron at Jackson Park will have to go into
the sarup pile," That muans that it will
havu to lie sold for old iron, and at a price
which may not pay a half or a quarter of
the price making it available oven for that
disposition. There aru 7001) tons of iron
in thu Manufactures Building, coaLing
about $70 a ton to put in place, or nearly
$500,11(11) iu all. 'There am nearly 'i!l,000
tons in the suvural buildings, representing
a coat of over $1,500,000.
Illustrative of the cost of taking down
iron work, it may he stated that ttio archi-
lecture of Steele Mackayo'H skulslon Spec-
tatorium estimates that it
WILL COST 43,000
and ovory dollar thnt =nn ho realized from
tho sale of material to pull down aud remove that unsightly monument of yet other
blissful promotion moment**. Tho owners
ofthe l'crris whcol expect to pay >-;:i,i'<M)
to responsible contractors to take down,
transport, and aet up that Wonderful piece
of work ou another aito. Kmil PhillipBon
aaya it will coat $100,000 ovur and above
the salvage to tuar down n*id remove tho
Manufactures Building. Diligent enquiry
among wrecking firms and contractors failed to uncover any that would cnufeas having any intention of bidding ou thc destruction of tho Whilo City, or that would admit that they knew of anybody who had a
definite purpose in that direction. No
matter who has tho work to do, there is
going to be great trouble and expanse in
disposing of tlio waste and rubbish. Whero
to put it will bo a tough problem to solve.
It cannot bu dumped haphazard into the
lake, as much of it would be washed back
upon tho shore by the action ofthe water.
Tbo authorities would not allow that
disposition to be madu of it. There will be
hot ween
1(1,(100 AMI 12,000 OAHLOADa
of waste material to bo hauled away from
Jackaon Park, according to thn calculation
of a prominent contractor���that is to aay,
hetwoon 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 cubic yardH
of rubbish, 'I hero will be some thousands
of carload of st oil' alone to bo carted away.
Thore ia no hole or awaiup to fill up within
transportable distance of Jnekson Park. A
suggestion haa been ollered that thu waste
material be used for lhe creation of an artificial mountain at tho southeast corner of
thu Park, In tho looso form it will be in
who i carried from the grounds, Ihu waste
mat (rial will make a pile 1,'lin) foet square,
and between lf> and 20 feet high. The surface area of auch a creation would bo about
twenty-three acres. It was said whilu the
buildings wore being erected that the iron
framework of several of thum would he
sold tn railroad companies to be used aa
stations, and there bcuiiib to be no chance
to dispose ol thu iron frames he e. The
question the olliciuls want answered is:
What shall he done with the buildings and
the rubbish ���
ALEXANDER AHD CLEOPATRA-
IH nro very of Ikr  Tenth* nf TIiohc  Great
i:eIelirll|-*Hiir Anlliiullj*.
I wrote you from London. Bays a correspondent of the Boston Advertiser, of the
discovery in|Aluxamiira six weeks ago of the
lomha of Alexander and Cleopatra. Here ia
the letter sunt tn Aberdeen which duscrihea
ho remarkable find i
" The tomba are intact and no doubt as
Ihe excavations proceed Lhe tombs nf all Lhe
Ptolemies- will ho brought to light. There
is no doubt about the mailer, aa tho names
of the occupants are over tho doors. Thu
doors are of bronze and covered wilh Creek
inscriptions. Here and thero tho bronze
has corroded, so that with the aid of a
magnesium light they could ace the marble
sarcophagi and lots of other things in the
rooms. Some of tho vaults aoum to bu full
of rolls ami patchiucnts, hut thia is mere
guoaawork on tho part nf the observers. All
will be cleared up when the khedive returns
from Constantinople, as ho is to superintend
the opening of Alexander's and (>n;���Ura's
tomba."
Dr. (Irani Boy, tbo writer of the loiter,
dated dune 17, goes ou to layi " Lots of
beautiful vaaes and gold thing.-' have been
found, und a moat beautifully executed
stela, in whose tomb they found a crown of
gold. My information is at lirsl hand,
bocuuse 1 had a long conversation with tho
proprietor of thu land and lho manager of
tho digging this afternoon. In the course
of digging the Greek gentleman came upon
n pit that led down tun bunch of vaults
thirty foot below tho surface. Theae aro
thu   tombs of  the I'toMiiiiefl ami the ono
others have atill to be excavated,   but   tbey
are there  -only all   Ihe passages are  filled
with earth.   Twenty feot deeper,and only
aix   fool, above  Sea   level,   is   Abxandu  a
tomb, all   by   itself,  only   there  are  aoinu
chambers near it tilled with mils mid parch-
mi'iits    in olher words, u library of ancient
books,"
attoiubinco
io iiameluss
a   practical
A Trusty Guardian-
More than forty yeara ago, iu eighteen
hundred ami fifty-one, I visited a parly of
friends in thu Ilendigo gold-fielda in Australia, whom* I waa cordially welcomed.
Among thu valued poaBesaiona of my friends
waa nn Kngliah inaatiir which belonged to
ono of the gentlemen. mo   lomna or   me  luiiouuus nmi  mo ono
Tho Rood understanding between myself exposed to view is thaL of Cleopatra,   Thn
and tho maatiIf appeared to havu l-ocomn ho
woll eatublishod during the evening, that
on the ne:.i dny I left thu claim whore my
friends wero at work, iu fetch aketlluot
lea from lhe tout, without thn least misgiving ns Lo my reception by him.
" llux," who was always allowed Lo run
Inoau, came forward to meet ino. Heal
lowed mo to stroke his head, and, so far aa
I could seo, showed no interest in mytnove-
ineutsas I outi'-rd the tent and took a
drink of Lhe tea. But when 1 started In
leave ihu tent, with the kuttlo in my hand,
imagine my astonishment when I aaw thu
supposed friend Itex facing mo, and showing his tooth in a very threatening way. I
put down tho kettle, seated myself on tho
filpe of thn camp-bed, and apoke to him.
Ho waggod Ida tail nnd looked ao friendly
that I thought I must hav madu a mistake
about Ida intentions. Not at all. Tho
moment [attempted to leave tho tent with
tho kettle. I had reason to know that Bex's
broad grin was no mere notion, but, on the
contrary, a real sign that he was true to his
trust as ho understood it.
I talked to him again, aet down the
kottlo, and attempted to leave without it.
Still Hex objected. He hud his doubts,
and determined to give his masters tho
benefit of them. There was nn help for it;
1 was held prisoner, and could do nothing
hut sit down aud wait patiently for ono of
Lho party Lo come to my relief. No ono
came until nearly an hour later, by which
time my long absence had caused my
friends to suspect that 1 waa being hold
prisoner by Hex. I bore tho dog uo grudge
for hia faithful zeal, nnd iu a fow daya
found ho would let inu come and go, aud
taku whatever 1 wished.���[October St.
Nicholas.
She���" Do you smoke cigarcltca1." Ho���
"Oh, no, 1 como from Chicago, I smoke
hums."
Fairly Sold.
They aay that Lho school
officer in a town whioh shall
was recently the victim of
joke.
Ho received au anonymous loiter informing him that at a certain buuau weru " two
knis" who were not at lending uny school.
He at onco started for the house indicated,
and, in reply to his ollicial knock, camo the
good woman of lho house,
" You havo two children who do not go
to school," said the olliccr,
" Children 1" said tbo woman. " We've
no children."
" Oh. yes you have," aaid tho olliccr.
Tho woman stepped hack anil called her
husband.
" Here, .John, here's a man aays wo have
some children nnd they don't go to school."
-Iiilin came forward.
" Vou are mistaken, sir," said ho.
" But rend thia," persisted t.lio ollicer,
Tho man read at first with n puzzled expression, and thou n light broke ovor his
lace.
"Yob." ho said at last, "I aupposo I
muat admit it. My kids don't attend
school, certainly, because I really don't
like to scud them,"
I " It doesn't matter what you liko; thoy
will have to go," said tho ofiicur. " Let me
see them I"
Tho nun meekly led thu way tt au outhouse, whoro, calmly reposing by Lho buIo
of an old Nanny goat,  wero two veritable
 " ill pn
-kids".���[British paper.
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In lookin*,' over our bonks we find that
many of our subscribers arc in arrears,
aome of them for many months. News*
papers can not be run on credit, and wc
must urge all who know themselves to
be indebted to us to at once forward thc
amount.
Redistribution.
Too much attention should not be given to the census of 1891. Some account,
at least, should be given to the rapid
growth of certain places since that tune.
This is especially so in lhe mining sections. As an illustration, Union Mines
lias now an undoubted population, all
told, of 1,000 inhabitants, and is entitled
10 a representative of her own. For this
puroose she should be set off in an electoral district, embracing the Union
Wharf, Dunsmuir and Durham lownsites,
and contiguous territory, while tbe balance of the old Comox Electorial district extending north to and including
the Queen Charlotte Islands should certainly be another.
Valdes Island should also be included
in this district.
Tariff Reform.
The conservative party is doing welt in
turning ils attention to the demand for
tariff reform. The sending ofa member
ofthe government to Australia to see
wliat arrangement of tariff can be made
(0 facilitate trade between the Colonies
there and Canada, is si movement which
must commend itself favorably to our
people. The visit to this Province of
Hon. G. E. Foster, Minister of Finance,
.tnd Hon. Mr. Angers, Minister of Agriculture shows that the Government is
earnestly endeavoring to ascertain tbe
sentiment of our people There can be
but one conclusion which they will arrive
at, namely, that the people here desire
fteet*r trade relations with the United
States and other nations. Wc are hemmed in here between a high tariff wall
on the south, and an equally high freight
tariff on the east. Our trade relations
lo the west are indeed improving, but
there arc tariff obstructions there. We
don't want free trade, but we do require
frceer trade than we possess now, and if
(he Conservative party will but rise to
thc height of its great opportunity, H will
move as rapidly as possible in tlie direction of tariff reform, and in doing that it
will of course, demand proper concessions
from the United States and the Australian colonies. Of course it is a difficult
matter to arrange, and will take time and
wise and skillful diplomacy. The country to the south of us is now in thc hands
of the Democratic party which stands
pledged to tariff reform, and the time
therefor**- is ripe for action. As a result
we hope to sec coal and lumber admitted
into the stales free. Such action would
be of immense advantage to this island
and lo the province generally.
District Agricultural Statistics,
The Provincial Department of Agriculture is desirous of collecting thc fullest
possible report of statistics relating to agriculture m all of its branches. For this
purpose blanks have been sent to thc
farmers, which wc hope they will take
the trouble to carefully fill. To expedite
matters and render assistance Mr.
M. Whitney, has been appointed as
Correspondent for Comox District, and
he will endeavor as soon as possible to
visit the farmers for thc purpose of gathering information, and collecting the
blanks. Will our friends please have
the blanks sent out duly filled when called for. It will take but a few minutes,
aud will greatly assist in having our district properly reported. A partial report
i* worse than none, therefore let each do
his share that it may be complete. It will
be interesting to know ourselves thc a*
mount of grain, hay and vegetables grown
in the district, and the number of horses,
cattle, sheep and swine kept, as well as
facts relating to fruit.
Editorial Notes.
Beware ofthe people who have no con
fidence in others, who think there are no
honest men in thc world. Such people
must necessarily base their opinion of
others upon their knowledge of themselves. Rascals at heart, they naturally
think others no better. On the other
hnnd you may know a man .vho thinketh
no evil to be.honest himself. These are
correct rules and will lead to correct conclusions. Apply them to those who are
always imagining that there is something "peculiar", in tbe transactions of
public matters, who insinuate that lheir
is something "crooked", who walk about
with their nose*, turned up as though they
smell something rotten; and you can see,
as with a calcium light, the black character of these detractors. When such a
"fever" rages, you may look out fur an
outbreak of chicken-theiving, and would
uo well to liok after tiu* poultry.
The Labor llureau which has been cs-
(abliahccl by the Government is now fully organised and bids fair to be of much
practical use, Mr. A. B. Gray, Duputy
Commissioner is actively at work, con-
fering with the secretaries oi the various
Trades Unions explaining Itsobjects'and
manner of working. Blanks will be -rent
out, containing questions to be answered
on labor, sanitary conditions, etc. A del
egatc from each Union will also be invited to meet Col. Baker, the head of
uc Labor Bureau at Victoria to confer
with him as to the Interevts of labor, and
give information as to its condition. The
method of arbitration will provide, in
case of dispute for its reference to a committee of nine employers and nine employees. It is to be hoped that as a result cf thc operation of the Bureau that
strikes will be done away with, and tbe
interests of both labor and capital protected, and materially benefitted.
Notice.
The members of the newley elected
Board of Directors of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association arc
hereby notified to meet on Friday evening, Nov. 3rd 1893 at 7:30 in the Ath-
lethic Club Room, near the bridge in
Courtenay, B. C, for tbe purpose of the
election of officers, and the transaction
of other business.
By order,
M. Whitney, Secretary.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will  be at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
J. E. BUTLER,  MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLINU AT WAY PORTO in iimBBungor.
nnd freight "i"y ofror
Lonvo Victoria, Tuoadny, 7 n. m.
"   Nnntlimo (or Comox, Wodneadii)', 7 ft. m
Luuvu Comox for Nunnimo,      Frldnya, 7ft.ni.
'       Nnimimo for Victoria,   Saturday, 7 ft.ni
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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Return Ticket** will ba iwued between all
points for nfare and a quarter, jrOod for return nol later than Monday.
Hoturn Tlck-*t* for on-- and a half ordinary
faro may be purchased daily to all points,
good for seven days, including day of tsano.
No Return Tickets Issued for a faro and a
quarter where tbo single faro is twanty-flvc
cents.
Through rates botween Victoria and Comox.
A.DUNSUWR, JOSEPH 1IUNTRR.
President. Oenl Supt-,
U.K. PRIOR,
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G B Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B, 0.
Blacksmithing and  Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
������ and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Haslam, Pron. Mill .-it., M 0 Box 35, Tol, 1-fl
Nanaimo IJ. C.
A complete stock of Kou^h nntl Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows anil
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds nfivood HnUhihJf lurni-ilied
Cedar,     While   Pine,     Kcdwo-*d.
All orders accompanied with Cash urompt
ly and carefully attended m.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and outside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and Retail Sealer    in
CARPETS,    LINOLEUM, OIL CLOTH    AND
- HOUSE     KUKINISHING -
��3T Largest Estal��,;shmeM of its kind.
1-24 Cordova St.      Vancouver,   H. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
���O" UNDERTAKER.
Courtenay B, G,
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horni, 100 Sheep, and 90 Oow.
together with
S Mowing Machine., 1 Steel Boiler
1 Heaping Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeda can b* aean in ay poa-
MMion.
We are going to cause EC3j���� A Big Sensation in Nanaimo this season by a 20 per
cent reduction sale which commences Nov.
ist.
We have an Enormous Stock this fall,
some $40,000 worth which we must reduce to
$20,000.
To Speedily effect this, we have instituted
this sale. In connection with the above we
shall have
A Bargain Counter
where thc Ladies will be able to procure the
most Startling Bargains ever offered in the
Province.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
jaxnea AbramsofUai^
ia my Agent
in your District. Any orders you may be pleased to give bim for th > repairing1 of Watches, Jewelory & etc., will receive prompt attention and
'will be done in a workmanlike manner at the lowest possible charges
All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. My stock of Watches, Clocks,
Jewelerv, and Silver Plate will be larger than evor this Fall and Winter.
Give me a call when in Nanaimo, M. E. Counter.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor!,
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
* Manufactures   the   finest   ciyares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI-
CLE for the same money?    '
Eaper Raper & Co,
Booksellers,     Btatiouere,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. B. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
OF
Robert J, Wenta*
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B, C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
XV. E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Manager.
Pure Drugs Cht'iiiieuls and  Patent
Mf-diclnra,
I'liyalcfuis Prusclptions nnd nil orders Htl-fl
witli mru and d^-mti-li. I1. 0. box li
Geo. Bevilockway,
-"*-    Red House    ->-
Commercial St.     *-*���   Nanaimo. B. C.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Kurs.Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
CARRAGE WORKS.
Daston St. Hridfe, Nanaimo, 11. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
AFSTjE TKEH3
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,  shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
1.1, Gilchrist,
Courtenay
B. C,
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drill-
.���ing Machines made to order on short
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily Fresh Eggs, Butler, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
Vancouver furniture Warehouse,
KHlJ.lBliBlB.fi  1873'
BASTION,   WHARF   AND   FRONT   8TREET8
JOHN HILBERT.
MANUFACTURER AND DIRECT IMPORTER
���       Alao Pil*lcr in       ���
CARPETS liEDDINC AND WALL PAPER,
GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
AGENT WH1TE SEWING MACHINES. UNDERTAKER.
NaNAIMO B. C.    m-��.
T. C. Woods
Oomox B.  0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business'
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
McK
enzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Kaslo Citv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
SlT-.A.P'S 1-TOT S1TIFS
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
bargains.
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B 0
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
ihc month of the Courtenay River, between Union and the lurge farming settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in thc river, nnd
1 ugc game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
ktpt well supplied  with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects  with all
Steamers.   Terms m< d rate
COlfMAT HOUSE,
CXi'iJllTENAY, B.C.
fflhe leading hotel in Oomox district.
������������New and handsomely furnished,
xcollent hunting and nahiug cloae
<���<> town. Tourists can depend on
flrtt-clase accommodation. .Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tha
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
CANADA
Permanent Loan and Savings Company.
(Incorporated A. D 11365)
 0 0	
HEAD OFFICE���Company's Buildings,
Toronto S reet, Toronto, Canada
J. HERBERT MASON, ��� President nnd Managing Director.
Total A.seU, $18,001,773.
Subscribed Capital, $6,000,000;
The Company Lends Money trom #3oo to $300,000,
On City or Kami Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and on favorable terms of
re-payment.   Mortgages and Debentures purchased.   No Commlsson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   f-^'For particulars apply to
MARCUS   WOLFE, Red Estate, Insurance
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.   I*. 0. Box 10, Nanaimo, B. L.
2D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Musir-
Stationery, and .Notions oi all kinds.
Union   Mines,B. C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
COUBTBNAT B.O.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
SETTLERS SATISFACTORILY LOCATED ON PUBLIC LANDS.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urphart Bros. Proprs. Comox B.C.
Anley &  Beckensell.
COMOX and UNION B. C.
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
UNION MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
   A  Full Line of Everything  	
BUILDERS  and CONTRACTOR
��3** UNDERTAKING  IN ALL IT8 BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.

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