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The Weekly News May 9, 1894

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 G. A  McBain Co
Nanaimo,   B. C.
G. A. McBain & Co.
Eeal Estate Brokers
Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 78.
$2.00 PER YEAR
has a fine  assortment of
And so on
We also take orders for custom made suits.
Give us a call and we will try and please you_
Financial and General Commission Broker,
Cnnada Permanent Loan aud Savings Company, Toronto.
Citizens' Building Society of Nanaimo,
Scottish Union nnd National Insurance Company.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company.
Union Fire Insurance Company of London, England.
Eastern Fire Assurance Company, of Halifax.
Great West Life Assurance Co., of Winnipeg, Man.
Money to Loan on Improved Farm Property.
    A   Full   Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
The EpitaWe Life Assurance Society,
120 Broadway, New York.
The largest  and strongest Company in the
This Company have a larger ontst-indlnR business, a larger income and a larger
cash surplus, th;in any other financial institution of its kind in the world.
It is therefore the s'dlest and best company iu which to insure your life.
. W. Taylor. Victoria, B. C Special Agent
Charles St. Morris, Victoria, B C. Provincial Manager
Largest Stock of General Merchandise in the
- ALSO -
New and Complete Stock of Household Furniture,    Splendid line  of Carpets,  Window
Shades and Japanese  Matting*.
We Invite inspection of our stock of Spring
and Summer Dress Goods, Hats, Laces,
Flowers, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. etc
Gents Furnishings a specialty.
Mrs. Delahay, (Late of the Co-operative
store, Nanaimo) is now in charge of our
Dressmaking Department.
Best Styles and Satisfaction guaranteed.
Simon Leiser, Prop.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Dry Goods
Boots & Shoes
Crockery ft Glassware     Paint ft Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patent Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Confederation Eife Issociation
IS 73
1. It la BKTISSL7 FREE from all conditions
and restriction* from date of issue
S. It is ABSOLUTELY and automatically non-forfeitale after two yeara.
Full information furnished upon application to the Head Office, or the Victoria
Office     100 Government Street. ���    ,
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Organs and Pianos stand   without a   rival; have  received
the last gold medal given hy the Dominion of Canada, and  the
Jast gold medal given by the Toronto Industrial Exhibition,
For further information and catalogue apply to
Or Grant  & McGregor, Nanaimo
Union, B. C Ageut for Vancouver Island'
Wm. K. Leighton.       J
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London and Canadian
Phenix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation Life.
Green Block, Nanaimo.
A Quaint Custom.     ���*��-
A unique proceeding in connection
with the distributiou of the White Bread
Meadow charity taken place annually
dunn^ the .im week in April at Bourne,
Lincolnshire. By the will of Richard
Chty, g��ntl��tunn, dated July 2, 1*7;),
Mount land wan allotted to tlm inhabit**
ant;- for th�� time bt-ing residing in thu
eaut i��urti-m uf the town, the rent beiug
every year laid ont in bread and dis-
rribut-��d to tiie hour-who-ldon, and 00m-
tnonera, The letting of ihe umodowU
attended by a large ooneourH.* uf pen ilo,
the bidding iKimg regulated by the mailing of boya.
The auctioneer starts the hoys to run
a fixed distance, whereujMiu he requtnis
ttida for renting the property oue year,
[f a bill is made during the time tlie
ooy* are running, they aro Immediately
���started olf again and again until no hid
i-liail have been made during the time
tho boyu are miming, wheu the last bidder ia declared the leasee. Tiie public
afterward adjourn to an Inn. whore a
Hpn-ad of spring union-), cheese* mid bit-r
are supplied ad lib, to all who wish to
partake, after which u committee fur
managing the charity for the following
year is appoiuu-d.��� Million. **
Robert Sanderson.
Joiner Sf Cartwriyht
Courtenay. B. C.
Whfmt Afwr flood Crop*
It Is not because wheat la bo profitable,
but rather because it is desirable to have
short rotation-*, that the practice is growing of sowing wheat the namo fall that
enrn and [lotatoos ore got off the land.
Tbo field is thus kept with some sort
of a covering continuously, says Tho
American Cultivator, authority for tho
following: The wheat in the fall uses up
fertility that would otherwise lie washi-d
uway in winter. In this way, too, the
Imid is seeded with clover the spring
after a clover sod has been plowed under
nnd when tho soil is full of tho fertility
that the decaying clover has left. If
wheat is to he sown after hood crops, no
plowing is uecessary. Cut the com very
low aud tho stubB can be turned under
with a cultivator, Tbe tops of potatoes
should bo drawn off the field and burned.
Tliey are not safe to use au manure because such tops in their last stages are
usually affected by blight aud will perpetuate the disease. _���szt
Tho VIhIoo or Ill-ill.
Birds hare very acute vision, purhnpi the
most acute of any onmture, and the sense
ia also more wfdoly diffu��od ovor tho retina
than is the caw with man; coiiHotjuvtitly 11
bird can see sidtiways as well as obj**ct-* In
front of it. A bird Meet--���nho wing gl*-*at un-
eai-ine-M inconseqiieiice���a hawk loiig he-
fore Ib i-- risihlu tu man, So, too, fdwls and
pigeoiiH find mi 1111 to m-ra***. of food, diatiu-
Kuinhing them fvom what a(i[>uar la us exactly similar pfwiuS of until or j*Tav��l.
Yoi.ng cliiekeu.*- are aluo nhlc to Ibid their
owu food���knowing iu position nmi how
di-tant it U-iw soon aa they art* hatch tid,
where*! a child ouly very gradually liiinm
either to see or to uudurstand the distance
of object* Btveral birds���appareiitly the
young of all those that nest on tbe ground
--can see quite well directly thoy cutne out
of tbe shell, but ths young of birds that
Deal I" ttwi er od rooks are born blind and
fc*r* I* h�� Vir^Hf-Mii"-,!-' JvmXOthl
All moneys due the late firm of Anley &
Smith MUST BE PAID to F, A. Anley or
Tom Beckensll.��� K. A. Anley
A   Snap
80 acres of fine land for sale or exchange
or property at Courtenay, Union or U-
nion Wharf
Apply at this office.
Home Made Boys Suits.
Suits for boys from two to ten years of
age made to order, at reasonable rates.
Apply to
Mrs. Charles Hooper, Courtenay
O. H. Fcchner.
Shop: Late Drug store.
Union, B, 0.
Tho Gnlfnth of fllf*- llu In.
In Cig Basin, Bnnta Cruzeounty, Cal.,
there ure thousands of giant redwoods
that will'tuesmiro from 10 to Uitfeetiu
diameter, But the Titan of ibotn all is a
giant known tar and near ns "tne Goliath
of Big Basin.' This monstrous vegetiv-
die growth is Eil feet in i.'mmnlflr at the
ground aud is i��irfeotIy solid, a fact noted
as a rarity iu these colossi of the fore-it,
Goliath is a fraction over 200 foet in
height, tho lower 100 fed of the trunk
beiug fr<s> from branches or unsightly
excrescences. Kxporienced wixhIuiou declare that tho tree would weigh more
tlm-i IOU.O00 tons and that it would "cut"
1..100,000 feet of clear board measure
lumber, besides 100 cords of wood that
could be gotten out of the Uiube and
wiwte.���St. Louis Republic. ^
 ,  .jr
A-rtnandlng Homorios,
Horace Voroet is the beet example of
visual memory. He could paint a striking portrait of \ man, life size, after having once looked at his niodoL Mozart
hod m great musical memory. Having
heard twice tbe "Miserere" in the Bie- f
tine chapel, he wrote down the full score
of it There are soloists wbo during 94
hours oan play tho composition of othor
maeters without ever skipping a not*.���
M. Btoot In Berne del Deui lioodea   ,
Ride wi'.h aCayuse
"Mr. Farmer! can I rtdr down toCour
tenay with you this morning? Thc valley must look splendidly now-, and I've
been tied up here in Union for some
days, and want to see the green fields."
"My pony, madame is fresh in ibis line
and isn't ertirely to be trusted."
"Oh! I don't mind, sir, and will take
my chances ,if that's all".
"Well, I'm a little afraid he'll make
trouble, but you can try it if you want lo".
Thev got into the buggy, tbe farmer be
ing a little nervous, and the cayuse taking
both sides of the road. They got along
tolerably, until near Boulder's when the
cayuse turned his head around, leered
with his evi' r-ve and said plainly enough
4 I'll h.ive n liule fun with you now." Then
he stared ol into a dash lhat made ihe
wheels hum. If thc animal had only
kept oaddy's sidewalk���- that is the middle of the road���there would have heen
no (treat trouble; but it persisted in keep
ing that and the balance nf thc road al
nearly the same time. If there was a
boulder the wheels struck it; then one
of them would get into the ditch and
boost (he vehicle up as a protruding log
from the roadside came in collision with
it. All the time the speed of the wild
Indian pony increased. The lady kept
her seat bravely, using both hands to
steady herself, and thc farmer, now thor
oughly alive to thc danger and utterly un
able to manage thc beast, sprang out, it
is said, with the hope nf seizing hold of
the harness and swinging himself forward so as to reach its head, and thus
slop it. Futile effort. He was hurled in
to ihe ditch on the right side of the road
and in some way hi*, lower integuments
torn into whip strings, Thccajuse now
gave a low chucke and sprang to the left
and succeeding in turning over the vehicle and spilling its remaining occupant
ungallantly into the opposite ditch. Then
tearing himself Uuse from the buggy, he
sped on. In the mean time the occupants ofthe two ditshes had crawled nut
and stood looking at each other. The
lady w.is the first to sp-ak.
"Are you hurl?" she asked.
"Only a few small bruises. I presume I need a seamstress more than uny
thing cl-.c."
"So sorrv I didn't bring my singer, she
responded, and cro-.scd over and they
two sai down on a log and patient!,* a*
waited fir thc approach of some team
which soon appearing, the plucky lady
hade here companion in misfortune good
bye and rode back to Union,
Smith- Beadnell
At Nan.i'mo, Saturday mr.rning, May
7th Miss Maud Emil* Beadnell daughter
of Doctor Beadnell of Denman Island
������as married to Mr. Horace Smith of
f-omox. After .1 soon trip to Victoria
'hey will return anl settle down al Comox. The Nkws joins in thu congratulations of their many friends.
Farmers  Gel ib ation
Immediately after th.* meeting of the
Hoard ol Directors ul iln- Agricultural
Association, on the evening of the 22nd
inst, work will be cnmmencednn l!ie new
exhibition building which is to be completed in time to have a grand picnic of
the farmer members and lheir families
on the Glorious First (of July) There
will be a dance, wc understand, in the
evening. It is the determination of the
committee to have a celebration worthy
ofthe event. The committee - building
and entertainment is composed of Jos-
cph McPhee, A. Un-uhurt, S. j. I'iercy,
Win Grieve, and lohn Mundell,
Canadian Horticulture.
We have had laid on our table by a friend
���he January and March unmix s of
the Canadian Horticulturist, It is 4
monthly journal devoted to fn,its and
flowers, published bj Tin* Fruit IJ rowers
Associu.ion of Ontario, ai Toronto, and
ably -edited bv 1.. Woohcrton. Ii is
elegantly printed on fine 1 apcr in char
type, and beautifully illustrated. The
articles are prepared evidently bj
those who well understand their business
and are of both scientific and practicub e
character. The price, $1,00 per. annum
i chutes membership in the Association,
Annual report and share in paint distribution. No farmer or per-u-n wlio has a
garden, can afford to be ��ith mt it. John
J. K Miller is the local agent.
To thc readers ofthe "Weekly News":
Mr. A. Uptaker, the Jeweller, late of
Vancourer, li. C, has opened up an establishment in McKcIvcy's house at Cour
ten.iv, Ii, (,*,, with a choice slock of
"Watches, jewellry, Music d Instrument:,,
Stationery, Tobaccos, Cigar**}, and smoker's articles as well as notions, etc., etc.
Mr. Uptaker otherwise known by Ins pop
ul.tr nickname as "li.unev" i*. well known
in this locality and the Union Miner*,
Watch and Jewellry repairing prom) t*
ly and neatly done.
Nitty l.ftUer* n mid.
A retire* pom j-..ii 1 In kind enough to wnd
ns the following letter from the bite Hn
Andrew ( lurk, written ui a patient on
Feb. ia, iwo. It shows what no overwhelmingly hv.r.y mini ho ntwaya wan:
"Boar Mr. , I rflgtrt exceedingly that
ymi have KiifFertK. so much Inconvenience
nt my hands, and hnvo had such troubid
to get nn auswer to yonr letters, Thia i.i
how It has happened! and from thin you
will see how terrible a burden letters he-
come to a iiititi occupied as 1 um, I receive
over no Ii'ltera a day, and evenoa.wisy
days ft Is all hut Impossible to keep heipl
with them. Butsometlmw It Is quite Impossible, and letters must give way to seeing patients, I'litfl yesterday I had u
country consul tat ion everyday. No letter waa answered ou those days, and the
numbor rose to over 800, On returning
I had these loiters on one hanr) uud unseen
pati<-nta uu the other. Iu nuch a coullfa
patient* must conquer end letters must
-succumb. The mere readiug of theeo let-
turn, nonietlmeH badly written nnd often
crnr-scd, In no small labor, aud I am toiling
at It now. Here Is a presorlptlnn for the
tonic referred to, with my renewed apolo*
tries."���l>��ll Mall Budget,
An   l'iii*r��Ufol iMtcU-tr.
Little Ii<.v ��� Thev won't ��W aet im tn
(ri��p Another tt-n otnU toward ��� ytmtut i*��
a iK,uk lor tiie t*<w)h��r.
Mother---*-Whnt weni wroni*T ���
Little Boy���We got the pTttMtt-iU to an-
leet on* for ber, end be picked ont uu*
that was jaet untwded full ot Information,
tod-UM* emta sontiiri-i 11 totu ever iliu-j,;
Union Flashes
H. M. S. Hyacinth loaded up Sunday
and left for Bchring Sea.
The Coquitlam was in on Saturday
and took on wash coal and proceeded
Ship Imqunis is loading forOunalaska.
Ship Glory of the Seas left Saturday
wiih coat for San Francisco.
The Mineola came in on Sunday and
left thc same day for Departure Bay.
San Mateo left May 2nd with 4,400
tons of coal for San Francisco
Str. Jeannie left on the 29U1. for Fris
������t.wiih 1-I**- tons coal.
The sir. Wellington was due Monday
to load for Los Angetos.
The str. Williamcttc was in Monday
morning to load for Our.aUska.
Thc tug Tepic is due anytime now.
The ship Louis Walsh leaves for here
this week to loadfoi 'Frisco,
Slope No. 1 is in operation. Twenty-
eight while men and same number of
Chinamen commenced work there ro
An incline plain has been erected at
thc wharf and an hoisting apparatus i-* al
so being put in position there to bring up
coal which has beeh stored tor some
time under thc trcssel work.
The officers of Cumberland Grove No
3 ol Druids were duly installed last Saturday by District Deputy, J. B. McLean.
The 48 members of Benevolence
Lobge No. 14 photographed last week
make a fine picture which will be handsomely framed and hereafter adorn the
walls of the Lodge Room.
The new butcher shop of S. Leiser is
20 by 36 and 1/�� storeys high and will
be pushed to completion this week.
From the proceeds ofthe Presbyterian
entertainment recently given at Heading
Room Hall have been purchased three
dozen fine servicable chairs, which were
on exhibition in front of Grant & McGregor's furniture store last Saturday.
There were .1L0 to be seen there the new
chairs for the Methodist church choir,
oak and very handsome.
Miss McMillan of Victoria is here on
a visit to Mrs Chas Watson.
Mrs J Piket has left for Denman Island for a few weeks.
Mr. H. P. Collis of the Union store
has been confined to his house for a few
days, owing to illness.
Mr. L Mounce left on Friday morning
on the Joan.
R. P. Edwards, P.N.G. will organize a
lodge of C. O. O. F. at Union shortly.
Parties holding cards from Manchester
Union and all others interested should
call on Mr. Edwards.
Grant & McGregor have the contract
for a five room cottage to be elected on
3rd street for Mr. Delehay the company's
Since the last issue ofthe NFWS a new
cottage has gone up on 2nd street, opposite Mr. Mc F.tdyen's. It is for Robert
Robertson, and is of very neat appearance.
The plans for L. Mounce's new resi
denceon Ftom avenue have been finished and the contract (or the erection of
building awarded to Jas. Carthew. It
will be an elegant building 22 by 30,
two storeys and seven moms. The front
is very attractive, having an octagon
bay window, veranda, and ornamental
circular gable. The inside shows convenient arrangements, hath room, cedar
wood work and finished in the natural
grain. It will be completed, it is expected, in about two months when Mr.
Mounce and his family will become residents ot this place.
Having sold out my Soda Water
and Bottling business in Comox District
to Mr. David Jones of Courienay 1 desire
to settle up all outstanding accounts at
once and panics will confer a favor by
paying tbe same to him there, as he is
fully authorized to collect for me and receipt furany moneys paid him,
Louis Lawrence.
Nanaimo, IJ. C. April 11,1894.
Auction Sale.
I will offer for sale at Public Auction
at the Readiug Room Hall, Union.at
7. p. m, Wednesday, the 23rd of May
Lots in the Famous Garvin Spkino
properly on Bayne Sound, through which
thc extension of the E. and N. Railway
and the Nanaimo Trunk Road will pass.
Title perfect. Terms made known nt
time of sale.
Chas Dempster, Auctioneer
To Contractors.
Scaled tenders will be received by the
Honoradlft the Chief Commissioner ol
Lands and Works, up to noon of Monday, thc 28th of May, for thc construction ofa bridge across Oyster River.
Plans and spociflcatlous can be seer,
aud Conns for tender obtained -,t ihc Gov
eminent Agent's oflice at Comox.
The lowest or any tender wiil not necessarily be accepted.
XV. S. Gore,
Deputy Commissioner
Of Lands and Works.
Qualification   and   Registration
of Provindal Voters
NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions ol Section
16 ofthe Legislative Electorates and E-
lectinns Act, 1804, I shall hold a Court
of Revision at the Court House at 11
0, clock, a. in, on thc thirty-*-rst day of
May, 1S94, for ihe purpose of hearing the
claims of any persons who allege that
their namei have been improperly struck
off or omitted from the LUt of Voters
for ihe'Electoral District of Comox.
XV. B, Anderson
Comox, May ist, 1894. Collector.
Local Brevities
Sir Edmnnd Lytton founded the colony
of British Columbia.
Pants $5 up and suits $25 and up at
J. Abrams.
Vancouver Island was incorporated
with British  Columbia in   1866.
British C-ilombia wiih united wilh the
Dominion of Canada  in 18;!.
The mail at Courtenay closes on Thuts
day promptly at 6 p. m. and the money
order department at 5 p. m. on same day
Among the passengers on lhe downward irip of the Joan last Friday were
Miss Maud Beadnell and Mr. Horace
The wrestling exhibition at lhe
Courtenay Club Room last Friday was
well attended and quite enjoyable.
On May, 24th. thc Courienay Athletic
Club will duly celebrate with a fine line
of sportsj and in the evening will have a
dance.   Particulars laier.
Don't forget the great auction sale of
Baynes Sound property, by Dempster,
the Nanaimo auctioneer on the 23rd,
They'll .jo cheap now, but in twelve
months, it will be hard to get them for
treble    the money.
Remember the 24th of May to keep it
properly by attending the sports of the
Athletic Club at Courtenay. And the
dance in the evening! It will not be a
rag ball, nor a masquerade, nor a calico
affair, but the jolliest, finest, tip topest
ball you ever did see.
Glee Club
All those interested in the formation
ofa Glee Club are u-qnested to attend a
meeting for lhat purpose to be held at
the School House in Courtenay, on Saturday evening, the  12th inst.
English Church Service.
Next Sunday Rev, Mr. Willemar will
preach at the New School House, Union
at 11 a, in,, at Mission at 3.30 p. m., and
at the Bay at 7 p. m.
Board of Directors.
The members ofthe Board of Directors ot the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association are requested to
meet at my residence in Courtenay, on
Tuesday evening, the 22nd instant, at 730
Joseph McPhee
R. B. Anderson, watchmaker of Comox will be at the Cumberland Hotel.
Union, from Friiav morning of this week
until Tuesday morning following, where
he will be glad to see anyone requiring
any watch or jewelry repairing.
To Peopleof Union and Vicinity.
R. IJ. Anderson, watchmaker and jew-
eler of Comox, takes pleasure in announcing ihat he has authorized Oscar Low,
driver of Win Mathewson,s milk wagon
to receive for repair for him, and to doner when repai'cd, free of charge to cits
lomers for carriage, watches, jewelerv,
rifles, guns, etc.
Rag Bail.
The Rag Ball came off Wednesday eve
ning last as advertised. The tickets'sold
represented 45 couples although the sum
realized was much more ihan would
be indicated by this, as there were those
who contributed who were conscientiously opposed to a dance for church purposes. The Mines were well represented
but not numerously. It is said lhat Miss
Butler and Mr. Jack McKim were the on
lo ones who fully observed the dress regulations for the occasion.
Nanaimo Fire.
Nann-mo, May 6th.���A big fire occur*
red ai Nanaimo this morning. It burnt
down McKenzle's furniture store, Craig's
blacksmith shop, ihe Electric Light
works, Mrs George's candy store and
half ihe bridge. Onc fireman tell off the
bridge and is supposed to be fatally injured. The fire started in thc furniture
st ire. It is understood that Mr. Hunter
had $12,000 insurance on the electric
light works.
Pride of Matsqui
Mr. Herbert F. Page as former owner
and breeder of purebred Holstlen cattle
forwards a statement relating to the puic
bred llol-iein now owned by C. K. Craw*
ford from which we make ihe following
ex t met!
"Matsqiif Queen, 1001, H. F. II. B. ('.
was regi tcred hv the .*��������> retary of the Ii.
F. A-.*. c.a;iuj. of Canada, Jan. 261I1 1804
in the II. F. II. B. ul Canada, and d'<--
scended lu a direct line without admix*
lure of foieign blood from the famous
Prince of Ann, and Artis H II B, 12;,
kepi in the zoological gardens nt Amsterdam as a specimen of the breed.
Our rVe.nber Makes a Visit
Mr. Joseph Hunter, 01 r member in the
local legislature, arrived on ihe Joan la-t
Wednesday ancl thc next following three
days looked about to acquaint himself
"iih road and other matters. He was in
tending to remain, wc understand, for
several days longer but was suddenly call
cd back by a telegram, received on Sunday informing him of ihe big fire on the
morning of that day. at Nanaimo, which
burnt cut the eleciric* light works of that
clt), which were owned by hiin.
Magic   Lantern  Exhibition.
There will be a matjic lantern exhibition at the Club Room*,, Courtenay, next
Fridav evening At JJ p.m. under thc auspices of the Episcopal church. The
views will be of London and very
fine. To those who have never seen the
largest city in the world, this will unveil
many of its beauties and wonders, and
to those who are familiar with' that renowned city thc cxhibitionwill be welcomed *s* thc coming of an old ind dear
The Good Work of the Children's
Aid Societies.
Or Ihr taw Will Iw Flit In Oprratlon.-
tosttt llomu Instead ur in��-tiiution��
lor   nomelMl 4 lillilrrii.���A   Battel ai
Wei las ii Cheaper sy stem.
The fir3t report of the superintendent of
neglected or dependent ohildren ol Ontario
marks a new and most import ant era in the
history of tlie philanthropic work ol the
province.    It meani tha'. hereafter ihe al ate
In addition to providing costly prisons for
the detontioa ol criminal*, will also seek tn
stay the stream of crime by giving timely
aid and recognition to ohila.saving work.
Nursed In hotbodsofv oe and denied reasonable opportunities ol acquiring either moral
orintellactualtralnlngU is little wonder that
many ohildren have grown up io ho thieves
and vagrants of tha community, and a constant source ol unrest and Insecurity. Hereafter it ia proposed to enoourage, on the
fart ot the philanthropic public, moro attention to llie claim** uf the children. As
the Hon,Joseph Chamberlain said recently,
in a speech endorsing the work of tlie Eng-
Pali society, "Tho helplessness ol these
little ones, their dependence upon others,
m* mr-<-s
BOY AWAiriSO Till.11,,
the fact that thoy arc no'   responsible for
the evils they endure, all plead loudly iu
their behalf."
"mother." Thero is no hotter service
anyone can render to church or state than
the training of \\ child for good citizenship.
It in a noble tack and worthy of ovou sonic
trials and disappointments,
are told of the gratitude of these hoys and
girls to faithful foster parentn aftor limy
have grown up and gone nut to make their
way in the world. Thoy noine hack tor
holidays ta the old place where they spent
their early years and leave and ii'-nd many
tokens ot their attachment to those who had
befriended ihem,
ThiB work ia one of thc most important
to tho community that could possibly be
taken up, and every oitlxon should do his
heat tt advance it. It will in time make
institutions for children unnecessary, and
it will provide justice and good home eur*
foundings for thc unfortunate little oncn
now treated so shamefully by Indifferent
and unworthy parents. Mr. J. .1, Kelso,
the State Superintendent, should be generously supported by the philanthropists of
the province so that justice may ho secured
for i lu* neglected or morally abandoned
ohildren of the province.
An Incident ConnectetlTFHh Ihe Snlllnc or
���be -Germanic.
Although the swift ocean racers make a
trip across the Atlantic only a matter of
about six days, aad their great size and
strength add so much to tho comfott and
safety of the voyage that nowadays it is
considered an easy bit of traveling, still
the ferry is a long oue even yet, and there
is enough danger and uncertainty left to
make the sailing of overy vessel au important event,
Tho othor day the big ocean liner Germanic of the White Star Line lay at her
pier in New York harbor, juat before 11
o'clock, waiting far the signal to start.
There was the usual crowd of oncoming
passengers, porters hurrying with trunks
and parcels, tearful friends Baying goodbye, officers calling orders, and above every
oiher noise, thu booming from thc steam
pipes, making the air throb, anil a constant
reminder that the massive machinery was
all ready to begin its work.
Kvery thing was shining and clean, thc
Bailors and stewards wero in thoir liveries,
th" officers in uniform, and, with gloveB on
and coats buttoned tight, looked as soldierly as colonels. It was IQjfiO, tho gong had
sounded all ashore, the man ou the dock
who had boen selling the day's papers up
tothe last moment folded up his ul.li*, thc
men and women who had heen writing let-
tors and dispatohes rushed out with them
to the messenger hoys who were wailing on
the dock, and everything and everybody
wero full of rush and huny.
Suddenly, down the pier galloped two
splendid iron nroy horses, drawing a big
truck, piled high with sacks of mail matter. Tho Germanic is a mail steamer, and
ahe waited for her precious freight oi lot*
It is proposed to have in each city and
town of Ontario an incorporated Children's
Aid Society, and that organization will bo
given hy tho Government authority to receive the guardianship of all deserted, orphaned or neglected children. The So-
oiety'a ollieer will have power to bring
before the Courts any chilli under fourteen
found begging or thieving, who is without
proper guardianship, who is found associating or dwelling with a thief, drunkard or
vagrant, or who hy reason of tho neglect or
drunkenness or other vices of the parents iB
antlered to be growing up without salutary
parental control or education, or iu circum*
stances exposing auch child tu nu idle or
dissolute life.
Evory eiti/.ea who knows a child to he
Ill-treated or to he living with immoral
people is expected to notify the Society at
onco. The agent or secretary will then
issue a warning notice to tho offender, Betting forth that unless there is immediate im*
provement the child will bo taken away.
Should this latter course provo necessary
the little ono is removed to the Children's
Shelter and the Judge applied to for date
of hearing. Witnesses are summoned in
the usual way and the parents have the
right to attend ami give rebuttal evidence.
Ifthe Judge decides to givo the parent
another chance the Society is instructed to
exercise supervision and see that the home
is improved, that the child attends school
daily and is properly treated, li, however,
it is considered in the bet interests of the
child as a free-horn citizen aud a future
voter, that the -.Sociotry should be appointod
its guardians, thc .lodge makes outan order
of delivery to tho Society, appointing that
body thu legal guardian until the hoy or
girl is 18 years of age.
Having received charge of the child, the
next duty of the Society is to provide it
with a homo. An important point in the law
ia that these children are not to he put into institutions to bo artificially reared, but
must be provided with foster homes���that
is .placed under tho care of kind-hearted
Christian peoplo who will atrivo to train
them aa good citizens under the influence
of ;iove and sympathy. This system, in
addition to being by far tho simplest ond
happiest solution of the problem, is also
vaatly more economical thau the orphanage
or industrial school plan.
oiia win1"*.* RK8C0SD,
It has proved eminently Hiiccrsaful  in
Scotland, Australia and other countries.  It
ts   believed   that  many   good homcB   and
ticaris throughout Ontario will bo opened
to receive and bless ttlOSfl unforliinuto little
ones, aud loai.l lhe Society in finding such
the law provides for committees of men and
women in all the electoral iliHtrjets.    Tin	
committleos will also ho the local guardians
of the Society's Wards when placed out,
and will bo a valuable aid to Supt. Kelso
(n maintaining a htate protectorate over
the cliildtcn.
All the Children's Aid'Socicties will work
in unison and will assist each other in providing homes for their proteges. For in-
���Hancc, if tho Hamilton Societies should
lave a child they wished to place some
distance off they would call in tho assistance of the liranlford, London or I'uris
Societies and vico versa, each Society exchanging information and aiding each other in a hundred ways.
If* any reader ban a childless homo nnd
longs lo hear tlie patter of the littio feet
and to feel ihe oaraii of chubby, grateful
arms they Bhould send their names tothe
Children h Aid Society. .Inst addroBH your
request to tho Secretary oi the Children's
Aid Society of St. Thomas, Toronto, Ottawa. Hum iJ ton, I'm ne, Peterborough or any
other large centre and it will reach the right
partier-*.���Only he sure and don't make this
mistake : Don't say you want to adopt a
healthy, woll-cducated hoy or irirl of 11 or
12 for tliey nro very soarpe und very valuable, Apply for a l.aby or a little lot of
four or five and then you have a human
houI that you can train, a little heart
you ean teach to love you and call
you   by    ihc    sweetest   of   all    names ���
The Society Girl.
The eocioty girl is popularly supposed to
belong to the butterfly order of women.
Her sisters, less fortunate than ahe, who
havo to toil and spin, fancy her a radiant
being with heaps of beautiful clothes to
wear, unlimited money to spend, luxurious
food to cat, uud passing her lifo in a whirl
of delightful engagements. Sometimes they
apeak of her in a cynical manner,imagining
that m her life of pleaBure she ia idle und
selfish, absorbed in that which can give her
gratification and minister to her vanity.
Thc young woman plodding along patiently day by day through rain and sleet to her
place behind tho counter thinks of the society girl at the same hour making her
leisurely toilet, and if the former he weak
and silly, Bhe feels a slight pang of envy aa
the contrast iu their Uvea presents itself to
her mind; She girds at the idleness of thia
other girl, for whom everything is doue.and
who may buy what she chooses.
In point of fact, there are few people
busier than the society girl. In the firat
place, it is no light task to keep up a wardrobe such as one needs who is perpetually
going to luncheons, dinners and receptions.
One or two gowns in a season are not
enough ; there must bo bewitching changes
for numerous occasions. Kvery costume
must have its dainty accessories���gloves,
fans, slippers, ribbons, laces, flowers, and
what not. Tho slightest carelessness in the
details of a beautiful costume may ruin its
cfleotivcnesB. All fathers aro not equally
lavish, and all socioty girls do not possess
an iucome commensurate with their wants.
Some of them havo to skimp and plan in a
way that is very trying. Possibly the other
girl, whoever she is, would not wish to
change places if she were behind the scene.
Tho society girl's life, even if she be the
airiest of butterflies, implies a certain
amount of devotion to classes of various
sorts, which are fashionable if they are
nothing else, and they area great deal else,
Hrowning, Shakcspeure, ana Tennyson the
girl must have at her fingers' ends. She
nnist be clever at repartee. She must have
ou hand plenty of the small change of conversation, must understand classical allusions, and must he able to hold hor own in
the b&ttledoor and shuttlecock of gay talk
which goeB on among clever people. All
this makes study aud application essential
to some extent.
Whatever fad bo uppermost, the girl must
have her whito hand in it. Whether or
uot she likes cards, alio muat at least have
a bowing acquaintance with the scientific
game of whist, though she will be wise to
ubstiiin from that intellectual amusement
unless she can hold her own to the satis,
faction of her partners. A stupid whist-
player in society ia a decided bore, oat accepted serenely by any means.
It goes without saying that the society
girl keeps up her music, If alio does not
herself play, she at least understands what
is goad music, and hears tho best singers
and players, and hu3 her enthusiasms, for
which sho is ready to do battle valiantly.
As there are hut twenty-four hours in the
day, one must be alert in order to keep up
with everything which tho social life of a
city presents, and tho society girl has always her favorite philanthropies. Ifa series
of tableaux is given in aid of an orphan
asylum or a fresh air fund, sho must heri
her part. She is not without interest ua
fairs ami festival*, anil often aa manager of
an Institution or member of a benevolent
association she is pledged to raise a libera.
a minim, of funds necessary to carry these on,
To do thia requires an immeuso amount of
ingenuity, exertion ami personal magnetism.
In her club or clubs nho prepares and
reads papers, takes a hand  in discussions,
Is responsible for a share in whatever the
club has ou hand,
It must he acknowledged that the society
pirl nets a good example in one regard.
She is almost, always a specimen of high
health and of beauty. Her regular bathing,
her outdoor exorcise, her horseback-riding
and tenuis*playing, and tho long walks sho
takes, gives hor linu muscles, bright color,
and a geueral air uf vigor.-��� [Harper'.**
British Troops In tho United States.
British troops, says tho Lowiston Evening
Journal, have been rushing through Maine
for several months, the activity being
especially noticeable at present * hut no ono
iu Maine has got oxotbod over the matter.
Indeed, very few knew anything about it
until informed hy a despatch, Saturday,
from St. John, Tliese movements, it is said,
are in tho lino of experiments, the British
Government desiring to lind out just how
long it would tako to get ita men and
supplies across the continent in event of
trouble with Russia. .'\ few weeks ago a special train carrying armament and supplies
was despatched from Halifax to Esquimalt,
B.O., with instructions to stop for nothing
but water and to ehango engines. Thore
were nine loaded con on the train, and the
trip was made, ueconiing to the report by
the Canadian Pacific -officials, in less than
five days.
The Salvation Army has invaded thirty
five countries,
In the Sandwich Islands tho apple ha*-
become wild, and foreslB of trees of many
acres are found in various parts of the
country. They extend from tho level o'
tho sea far up Into the mountain sides. Ii
is said that miles of the so applo forestB can
occasionally be scud.
Thc big horses had ecarccly halted when
the pier and deck hands, in their blue
jumpers, swarmed all over tho wagon, like
Palmer Cox's Hrownies.
Every man seized a sack or two, and the
J recession to the ship was quickly moving,
a two minules those hundreds of sacks und
parcels wero stowed aboard, and in another
half minute the gangbrtdgc was dropped
from the deck to the pier, there was a
hoarse cry from the steerage passengers
gathered aft, which waa answered hy a
similar ono from their friends, who wero
grouped opposite thom ou the pier, and
then silently, nnd ns easily us a child slips
from hia mother's knee, the huge black hulk
began to move.
Then something happened that does uot
always happen. There was a colored man
going off on the ship, and a number ot his
friends, men and women, had como down to
soy good-bye. They had been laughing and
joking iu great spirits for the half hour
before, but now, us the vessel started to
movo away, ono of the women began to sing
that pathetic parting hymn, "God Bo
with You Till We Meet Again,7' Her voice
was sweet nud full of feeling, as the voices
of thia race often are, and as she sang the
others joined Iter till there arose a fine
chorus on the air. The man smiled at first,
but aa ho listened his smile faded uud he
dropped hia head. Other passengers crowded to the side, nnd many hats were lifted,
many eyea wot and tearful while the melody
rang out.
But soon tho big boat was clear ol the
pier and in midstream ; there she stood for
a few momenta, swinging her uoso slowly
around till it pointed oceanward, and then,
with her captain and pilot on the bridge,
an officer up in the mast iu his lookout
perch, flags flying from every mast, she
sailed finely away, a beautiful aud interesting sight.
��� �����    ntt*tSMtrntimnem ���
There Wai a Period When he Knew \olli-
I rigor Fire.
If the eating of tlcsh food be instanced as
a distinction that separates man from anthropoids, it can be urged ou the other side
that tho latter feed on insects, and wheu
in captivity hy no means despise flesh food.
The urBt mau, too, was probably n "vegetarian," but necessity and the absence of
sufficient vegetable laod for his augmenting
species may have driven him to a flesh diet.
The cooking or roasting of meat must be
regarded as an acquisition of a latei epoch,
because, in the earliest stages of man's development, there was undoubtedly a very
long tireless period, and becauso there arc
said to be tireless peonies even in tho present day, auch as the Dokos, iu Abyssinia.
Tho Australians, too, know nothing of
boiling and roasting food until the advent
oi Europeans. For the rest, all savages
kuow how to kindle fire by the well-known
method of the friction of two sticks, or,
what la still simpler, thoy take a torch
along with them on their wanderings that
never goes out. The Andamanites preserve
their fire by consuming the interiors of
hollow trees.
Since tho Andamanites have como in
contact with Europeans thev nave superseded this method of preserving fire by the uso
of matches, which aro very favorite objects
with them. They cat their food either
raw or roasted, less frequently boiled, as
they have no cooking utensils. Moreover,
according to the latest accounts from Otto
Luders of these savages, great mortality
prevails among them, and they withdraw
themsolvos into the woods more and more
at the approach of the European, They go
either completely or utmost completely
naked, livo in holes iu tho earth or under
overhanging rookB, or build themselves a
sort ol rough hut with branches and leaves.
Their weapons are spears, hows and arrows tipped with iron, which they seize as
booty from tho wrecks of stranded ships.
Their hatchets and axes, formerly mado of
stone, are uow mudc of iron, and nre hound
to the handle with thongs. They only count
up to three, ahd havo no conception of God
and immortality; they believe in ngooil and
had spirit only, hide their dead in the
ground or throw them into the sea ur lay
them on wooden scaffolds, dancu tothe titno
of a sounding hoard,havo a very keen bciiso
of vision���with their arrows they shoot fish
that no Europoan can seo���nre of a fiorce.sus-
picious disposition, and, according to hud.
ers, they prol.-ahly constitute the transition
of primitive nations of Indians to Australians, a remnant of au extinct people, Thoy
are of nearest kin to tho Negritos of ihu
Pliilllptuos.   Tholr bodily height is ofl to
60 inches.��� {The Fortnightly Be view.
Now Spain is organizing a world's fair
whioh, under the title of the Madrid Uni
versal Exhibition, is to be opened in the
capital at the end of May.
There has been a great decline in the
shipbuilding industry in Norway in the
past three years, from nn aggregate tonnpue,
steam and sail, of 81,188, in 181)1 to 15,370
tons last year. The total tonnage of sailing ships built in ls'jl amounted to 14,*2t"
tona ; last year it wub hut 3,780 tons.
A congress of Hygiene and demography
is to be held at Budapest early next September. It is to bo opened hy tho eldest
brother of tho Emperor of Austria, aud
promises to be an important affair. Some
five hundred papers by foreign delegates
are already scheduled for presentation.
Most of theso nre on hygienic topics.
A present of a hundred repeating rifles
aud eight thousand cartridges hns just heen
made by the Austraiu Ministry ot War to
tlie Freelnnd Asuocution, which has started
a Socialist colony in Africa to ptcach and
practice the brotherhood of mau.
Au international exhibition of book and
paper industries is to ho opened iu 1'aris in
duly next. It will comprise tho various
bandies of the manufacture of honks and
paper.aa well us the machinery, implements,
and material used iu printing aud illustrating bouks.
The Austrian army, at the close of 1802,
consisted of 1,044,000 privates and 'jii.imu
officers of all ranks ; t he navy of 0,"��U officers
and 21,000 seamen. There were nearly BOO
cases of suicide und attempted suicide in
Lhe army anil navy during the year,
Beauty competitions have lost their
charm in Europe, and a variation of the
idea is under way in Belgium, whom an
ugly mans exhibition, to he held iu Brussels shortly, is being worked up. A substantial prize awaits the competitor who
vanquishes all comers hy the hidcousness of
his countenance.
Nearly 3(5,000 Inns of tobacco aro annual
ly consumed iu France, according to recent
statistics. Of this somo 20,000 tons nre
used for smoking, 1,230 for chewing, and
the remainder forsnuff, This is an increase
of 7,000 tons over the consumption of
twenty years ago, hut there has been little
change in the last ten years, except that
the quantity of snuff used is gradually
diminishing. Nearly a ninth of tho tabacoo
is consumed in Paris and its suburbs.
A remarkable success of a new submarine
boat build for tiie Italian Government is
alleged in reports from Speziu. At the
ollicial trial there several weeks ago two
Vice-Admirals and several other oflicors
embarked on thc boat and were shut in.
" The boat immediately disappeared under
the water, and thua traversed the entire
length of the gulf, returning to the surface
in closo proximity to the training ship
Muria Adelaide, ngainst which it feigned to
discharge a torpedo."
A prize of 85,000 is offered by Court Orloff
Davidoff for the discovery of a remedy
"perfectly certain to cure or to protect
horned beasts against cattle plague. The
award of tho prize iB in the hands ofthe
Curntar of the Imperial Institute of Experimental Medicine of St. Petersburg, und the
competition is open tothe whole world.
The Paris Lyons Railway Company has
followed the recent lead of the Paris-Havre
company and initiated the use of electric
locomotives for running its trains. The
former company has decided to abandon en'
tirely steam as a motive power. Tha express trains of the Lyons company to Nice
are now run by electric engines. One novel
feature of the engines is that the entire lore
part is wedge-shaped.
It is a matter of singular interest that
Japan is now manufacturing modern war
material for thc use of western nations.
Six guns manufactured at the Japanese
Government arsenal at Osaka have just
been supplied to thc Portuguese Government. A month or bo since a British firm
took the first steps in the establishment of
a watchmaking concern in Japan for tho
manufacture hy Japanese workmen of
watches for western   markets.
A Well Known Uoilerlch Lady Kestored to
Health and si re Bath After rkyslclans
Ond Inlleii-tsirea Her Experience for
the Public Coed.
From tho Oodorlch Signal.
The marvellous change which has taken
E-*"e ta t-" physical condition of Mrs.
Oulloden Fraser, Britannia atreet, during
the past twelve monthB, has been tho chief
topic of conversation among her many
Hieuda and acquaintances of late, and to all
who know of the terrible manner in which
sho has heen afflicted, her lifting upappeara
to have been littio short of miraculous.
Mra. Eraser has i wide circle of acquaintances in Goderich and vicinity, having resided in this town for ovor thirty years���
ever since her husband, who was a merchant in Bayfield, retired irom businesa and
located here. HaviiiK hoard of the wonderful change that hail been brought about in
her physical condition, a representative of
Ihe Signal called upon Mrs. Fraser at her
pleasant home to congratulate her on the
improved state of her health, and to find
out in what manner tho happy change had
been effected. Ho was graciously received
and the following statement was voluntarily given by Mrs. Eraser:
"It is now ovor eight years since ouo
morning as I was performing ablutions,
aud when passing my hand over my faeo,
I experienced n pain on tho cheek similar
to lhat which is felt when a thorn whioh
has penetrated the tlcsh is touched. Thc
pain continued alter lhat and appeared to
move all over my faeo and head. From
tho cheea it wont to tho upper lip, then to
the lower lip,then to thc forehead nmi head
nnd then to the eyes. So intense was the
agony which I Fullered that 1 wus unable to
touch my hair and eyebrows, and my eyes
felt like veritable halls of Ore, My gums
were so affected thai I was unable to mas*
ticate my food, and as a result I Buttered
greatly from lack of nourishment, My face
became bo contracted from the effects of tho
pain that my host friends could hardly recognize me, and the only relief 1 could pet wns
from chloral and the use of opintcs. Finally
my local physician, who had boen tiro-
less in his efforts to help mo, said he could
do nothing further for me, and my case
seemed utterly hopeless, llhen went to I 'Iiu-
ton and consulted one of the most skilled
practitioners in that town,who diagnosed my
case and said he could recommend no treatment that would benefit me. I came home
utterly broken down and not knowing
what to do. I had read in the newspapers
of the marvellous results accomplished by
the uso of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, but as
I had never placed much confidence in
proprietary medicines so widely advertised,
and had relied more on the methods of
skilled practitioners, I had not given tho
matter of using them much thought. As
a last resort, however, I determined to
give Pink Pills a trial, und had two boxes
purchased at the drug store of James
Wilson. From the tirst box I cannot Pay
experienced any   noticeable   benefit
tu es in tbii form should be avoided. Tha
public are alio cautioned against other so-
called blood builders and nerve tonics, put
up in a similar form intended to deceive.
Aak your dealer for Pr. Williams' Pink
Fills for Pale People and refuse all imita-
tatious and substitutes.
Theao pill-i are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
and Sohenecudy, N. Y., and may be had of
all druggists or dirooti by mail from Dr.
Williama' Medicine Co. from either address,
at 50 cents or sir boxes for $'2.50.
Warning to Young Men.
She: "No. Hike you very much indeed,
but I can never marry a spendthrift."
He: "How do you know I am a spendthrift 7"
She: "By the way you have been wasting money on me."
that I
Vice Royalty in the  Commons.
Lady Aberdeen has hceu listening to the
debates in Parliament, It is a rule that
the Governor-General shall not attend, the
theory being that his presence would embarrass themembera and practically deprive
them of free speech. But the Governor's
wife is always welcome. Lady DulTerin
was a frequent visitor. Tho Princess
Louise also listened to the oratory of the
Commons with intorest. Her Royal High
lies:* was present on the occasion of oue of
the forty-eight hour debates, wheu there
had been a great deal of talking against
time, and tho members were weary and
slightly unparliamentary in their conduct.
Her arrival was greeted with the national
anthem, in which Sir John Macdonald and
Mr. Ulako lustily joined. Such uu exhibition of loyalty had never been witnessed in
the Imperial House. It is said that Lord
Dufferin was very curious to see tho interior of the Commons when the machinery
was in motion, and that more than once he
sat ia the public gallory disguised as a
habitant from Hull.
A Locomotive 11 renin n llt-role-tlly Have-*,
n Chilli's Life.
A WllkesbarrO) Pn,, special says:���Pas
Bengars on a Jersey Central train to-day
wore witnesses of a thrilling leap for lifo
and u hruve rescue. As the train rounded
tho curve and approached at a high rato of
speed the bridge over the Lacltawatu...
Kiver, near Minooka .J unction, the engineer
was horrified to seo a liltlo girl walking
upon thc ties and about half .way across tho
bridge, Ho blow his whistle and reversed
his lever. Thc momentum of the train curried it rushing toward the ohild. As the
train hore down on her tho little girl started to run, hesitated a moment, und theu
jumped oil'tho trustle into iho river below.
As the train had approached the child John
Mcllick, fireman of the engine, started from
tho step, und when tho train came opposite
io tho spot where the child hud jumped olf
lie leapt oil' into the air, turned over two or
threo times In his descent, and struck tho
water in a heap. Ho rose to tho surface
uninjured, seized tho struggling child and
brought hor safely to lho "shore. Neither
Mcllick nor the child was injured by the
jump. When tho train Stopped the patten*
tiers commended Mellick for his brave deed.
They took up a collection lor him, und
���uito a large Bum was realized.
Thc business of colonizing Afrina with
white people goes on apaoe. An expedition
loft England, recently, for Mozambique as
in advance party ol setllerH, who arc to
'oloni/.o somo SOO square miles of territory
between Zambesi nnd Sabi,
A Laughable Mistake.
Two ladies entered a book-store recently
and the younger asked the clerk for a book
called " Favorite Prescription." The puzzled attendant was unable to comply with
her request and she left the storo disap-
Eointetl. Inquiry elicited the fact that she
ad overheard a conversation between two
literary ladies in which " Favorite Prescription" was mentioned with extravagant
praise, and jumped to tho conclusion that
it was a hook. She now knows that Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription Is a sovereign
cure for the iHsjimi " weaknesses" peculiar
to women, for sho has been cured by its
It is the only medicine of its class, Bold
hy drug-iista, under a positive guarantee
that it wilt cure in all cases of disease for
which it Ib recommended, or money paid for
it will bo promptly refunded.
Dr. Pierce's Pullets cure pormanonlly
constipation, sick headache, biliousness,
indigestion and kindred ailmcuts.
Over 1,01)0,0110 Frenchwomen wero mado
widows and 3,000,000 French ohildren wero
made fatherless by Napoleon's  campaigns
Corn Sowing
Is a process conducted by tho agency of
tight hoots all the yoar round. Corn reap*
inj-Jis heat conducted through thc ngencyof
Putnam's Painless Com Extractor, the only
safe and sure-pop corn cure. Putnam's
Kxtractor is now widely imitated. Bewaro
of all poisonous and sore producing substitutes ; they aro dangerous to uso and nro
sold simply because they afford the dealer
larger profit.
The total number of mcu iu tho world's
nawes is 287,000.
Uso Wide Awako Soap, It Is tho best In
the world.
As many as ,'10,000 peoplo visit ono of the
large London pawnshops in the course of u
Schiller's Sursaparilla Pills act directly on
the kidneys and hy stimulating their action
and purifying the blood they help the system to throw nir disease, A chemical analysis, after taking these pills, will show a
marked falliiiL' oil of albumen in the urine
of thoso suffering from kidney trouble.
Price 50 00111!" a hox, six boxes for 82,60
hy ad Teasing H.K. Schiller -t Co,, 7.1 Adelaide St. West, Toronto,
Almost ono half of tlio quinine produced
is used in tlio (Jnltod States.
Wido Awake Soap will do moro washing
than any other sonp In tho world.   Try
Reptiles and wild beasts annually kill
.'���"',mod people in India.
Whnt ovory ono says muat he true, and
ovory ono who has ursedWldo Awalto Soap
Bays It la the host thoy ever uaed.  Try
hut by time I was half through wiih
the second box I knew I was mending rapidly, as the tcrriblo pains had ceased, to a
great extont, and I had begun to foel more
liko my former self. That was last fall,and
when my friends heard that 1 was recovering thoy began to drop in rapidly and
congratulate me. As a result of tho excitement consequent upon the fact thnt sometimes as many as ten or a dozen would come
in to see me during the course of a day, I
had a relapse���a return ol tho old pains���
but 1 continued to take Pink Pills, and am
pleased to say that I gradually got back to
my normal condition.in which I am to-day. j
This Biimmer.since August, I have been
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nover been thc case during tho previous
seven summers, hut I occusonally take
the Pink Pills, as my doctor advises me
that it is well, bo as to ward off the disease,
I attribute the marked improvement in iny
health solely to the use of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, and have not failed to recommend thoir use to many of my friends who
have made enquiry as to thc benefit derived by me from them."
In conversation with Jas. Wilson, druggist, it was learned that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills have a very large sale in (loderich,
and that many can testify to their great
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Mr. (!eo. A. Fear, druggist, also speaks
highly of the results attained by the use of
Pink Pills among his customers, and says
he finds them tho best selling remedy iu his
Such remarkable euros as that of Mrs.
Fraser have been but too few in the past.
Thanks to the better knowledge that the
people are obtaining of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills they nre now becoming more
numerous. I
This medicine contains in a condensed
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life and richness to the blood, and rentore
shattered nerves. They are au unfailing
specific for su:*h diseases as locomotor ataxia,
partial paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica,
neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache,
the alter effects of la grippe, palpitation of
the heart, pale and sallow complexions,
that tired feeling resulting from nervous
prostration, all diseases depending upon
vitiated humors in the blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, otc. They are nlso
a specific for troubles peculiar to females,
such as suppressions, irregularities, and all
forms of weakness. In men they effect n
radical cure in all cases arising from mental worry, overwek, or excesses of whatever nature,
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are aold only in
boxes bearing the firm's trade mark. They
are uever sold in bulk, or hy the dozen or
hundred, and any dealer who oilers suhHi-
For Making Boot Beer.
During the summer months a more deli*
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desired, For tho benefit of our readers
we givo this recipe. Tuke
Snider's Hoot Heer Extract . one bottle
Yeast       ���       ,       1       ���        half a cake
Sugar 4 lbs.
Luke warm water       ,       .       ���< enllonB.
Dissolve tho sugar and yeast iu the
water, add tho extract, and bottle, place
in u warm place for twenty-four hours until
it ferments, then place on ice, wheu it wil
pen sparkling uud delicious.
Tho Root Beer Extract can he obtained
at all Grocers' mil Drug Stores, at i-oc.
per bottle.
To bo perfectly proportioned a man
should weigh 281b, for every foot of his
Do you use Wido Awako Soap? If not,
why not? itis Ruirintaod (ihsolutoly
pure and is tha best In tho world.
Merve Pain Cure-
Poison's Nerviline cures flatulence, chill*.,
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Sample and large bottles ut any drug store,
Try Poison's Nerviline.
Tho Thames pours forty million cubic
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Wido Awalto Soap Is a solid bar of puro
sonp that will not vanish like anow In hot
water.   Try it.
The p'um-pudding was unknown in England uutil the middle of the last century.
A Toronto Coroner's Verdlet.
Dr.W.A.Young,Coroner, 145 College St.,
Toron to, writes t hat hehastisedSt. Leon Waler very largely in his private practice, and
can endorse it ab oue of the best saline
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Plaster of Paris, mixed with an equal
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Good morning: Mrs. Smith, I hnvo just
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cleaner than I ever had them before, and
it lasts twice as long as any othor soap I
ever used; nnd Just feel how nloo and
soft my hands aro.
A.P. 700.
A Cure al Lust far That Terrible Disease
Sciatic*-.-* Sufferer From   Hkevmat-
ism Healed.
A very interesting case from a medical
standpoint is that of Josiah Henderson, of
Murkham atreet, Toronto. Mr. Henderson's story is this -���Seven yeai���
ago he waa employed lumbering in tha
Parry Sound district. Last spring he was
rafting and river driving, and tha wet
weather and the constant soakings he got
in the river proved too muoh for his system
and acute rheumatism aet in. For the remainder of the year he waa hardly able to
stir out of bed. His joints were swollen
and inflamed, and the pain he suffered was
frightful. One moment his arm would be
tortured, then ths pain would shitt to his
chest, mud her time it would be his legs.
Tho doctora did all they possibly could for
him, but to very little purpose. Finally
tho disease settled in his ri'ght thigh and
lamed him. Tho dootota aaid he had
eciatica, and he was unable to movo about
without tho aid of a crutch. Every spring
he suffered from an attack of acute rheumatism and often had to bo con*
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an unusually severe attack. Some ol tin
friends ndvised him to try a remedy that
has been effecting some wonderful curea
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marked improvement. Tho intermitting
pains across his chest and in his limbs left
him, with the second lot, nud after taking
six boxes tbe pain loft his leg aad for the
first time iu seven years he has been able
to go ubout without the aid of a stick or
crutch, Ho says Schiller's Sarsaparllla
Pills have completely cured sciatica and
rheumatism iu his case, althouHh the doctora
Baid he could not ho cured. Several of hiB
friends have beeu taking the remedy for
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hy all druggists'or sent post-paid at iiOc per
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K, Schiller & Co., 73 Adelaide Si, West,
q Remedy,
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Can be cured by the use of
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continued use adds flesh, and
makes one feel strong and
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tlio papers I decided to try r. bolllc.   I louud
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tie. I got so much help from taking tbo first
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taking tho second bottle f fcfl as woll as ever
I did In my life." Geo. Mutator, Toronto, Ont
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After the Board of State Prison Direc-
te.O, sitting in aession at the prison, had
heard and disposed of the complaints aud
petitions of a number of convicts, the warden announced that all who wished to appear had been heard. Thereupon a certain
uneasy and apprehensive expression, whiob
all along had sat upon the faces of the directors, became visibly deeper. Ths chairman���a nervous, energetic abrupt, inolilve
man���glanced at a slip of paper in hiB hand,
and stld to the warden,���
"Se-id a guard fer convict No. 14,208."
Tho warden started and became slightly
���ale. Somewhat cxifused, he haltingly
replied, "Why, he has expressed no desire
to appear before you,"
"Nevertheless, you will send for him at
one," responded the o luirimn.
The warden borfed stillly and directed a
guard to produce the convict, T.ieu, turning to the chairman, ho said,���
"I am ignorant of your purposo In summon ng this matt, hut of course I have no
objection. I desire, however, to make u
statement concerning hhn before ho appears.
" When we shall have called for a statement from you," coldly responded tlio chairman, " ynu may malt* one."
The warden Bank bath into his seat, Hn
waB a tall, tine.JuokiDg man, well-bred and
intelligent, aud had a kindly face. Though
crdtnartly cool, courageous, and self-possessed, he wub unable to conceal a strong
emotion, which looked much like fear. A
heavy ailcucu full upon tho room, disturbed
only by the official stenographer, mho was
sharpening Iim pencils. A stray' beam af
light from the westering ami slipped into
the room between the edgo of tho window-
shade and tho sash, and fell across the
chair reserved foi the convict. The uneasy
eyeB of ihe warden finally fell upon this
beam, and there his gltnco rested. The
chairman, without addressing any one particularly, remarked,���
" Thero are ways of learning what 0CCUF8
in a prison without tho assistance of cither
the warden or the convicts."
Juat then the guard appeared with the
convict, who shambled in painfully and
laboriously, as with a string he held up
from the lloor the heavy iron ball which
was chained to hit, ankles. He was about
forty-five years old, Undoubtedly ho once
had heen a man of uncommon physical
strength, for a powerful skeleton showed
underneath the sallow skin which covered
his emaciated frame. His sallowness was
peculiar and ghastly. It was partly that
of disease, and partly of something worse ;
and it was this something that accounted
also for his shrunken muscles and manifest
There had been no time to prepare him
for presentation to the Board. Ab a consequence, his unstockinged toes showed
through his gaping shoes ; the dingy suit of
prison stripes which covered his gaunt
frame waa frayed and tattered ; hia hair had
not been recently cut to the prison faahion,
and, being rebellious, stood out upon
his head Tike bristles; and his beard,
which, like bis hair, was heavily dashed with gray, had not been shaved for
weeks. These incidents of his appearance combined with a very peculiar expression of hie face to make an extraordinary
picture. It difficult) to Is describe this
almost unearthly expression. With a cert uiu
suppressed ferocity it combined an inflexibility of purpose that sat likean iron mask
upon him. His eyes were hungry and eager;
they wero tbe living part of him, and they
shone luminous from beneath shaggy brows.
His forehead was nnssive, his head of tine
proportions, bis jaw square and strong,
and his thin, high nose showed traces of au
ancestry that must have made a mark iu
some corner of the world at somo time in
history. He was prematurely old ; this
was seen in his gray hair and in the uncommonly deep wrinkles winch lined his forehead and tho corners of his eyes and hia
Upon stumbling weakly into the room,
faint with the labor of walking and of
carrying the iron ball, he looked around
eagerly, like a bear driven to his haunches
by tho hounds. His glance passed so
rapidly aud unintelligent.)* from one face
to another that he could not have had timo
to form a conception ofthe persons present,
until hiB swift eyes encountered the face of
the warden. Instantly they flashed ; he
craned his neck forward ; his lips opened
and becamo blue ; the wrinkles deepened
about his mouth and eyeB; his form irrew
rigid, and his breathing stopped, Thia
sinister and terrible attitude���all the more
so because he was wholly unconscious of it
���was disturbed ouly when tho chairman
sharply commanded, " Take that seat."
The convict started as though ho had
been struck, and turned hia eyes upon the
chairman. He drew a deep inspiration,
which wheezed and rattled as it passed into
hiB chest, An expression of excruciating
pain BWept over hia face. He dropped the
ball, which struck ihe floor with a loud
Bound, and hia long, bony fingers tore at tho
striped shirt over his breast, A groan escaped him, and he would have sunk to the
floor had not the guard caught him and
held him upright. In a moment It waa
over, aud then, collapsing with exhaustion,
lie sank into tho chair, There he sat, conscious and intelligent, but slouching, dis-
organized, and indifferent.
Tho chairman turned sharply to the
guard. "Why did you manacle this man,"
he demanded, -'when ho ia evidently so
weak, and when none of tho others weie
" Why, sir," Btammorod tho guard,
"surely you know who thiB man is: ho is
the most dangerous and deeperate "
" We know all about thut. Remove hiB
The guard obeyed. The chairman turned
to the convict, and iu a kindly mamici Baid,
" Po you know �� ho we aro!'
��� The convict got himself together a litllo
and looked steadily at the chairman.
M No," ho rep jed, after a p-tuao, Hia manner wis direct, and his voico was deep,
though bourse
"We are the State Prison 'Directors.
We Im ve heard of your ease, nnd wo waut
you to tell us tlio whole truth about ll,"
The convict's mind worked slowly, and it
waa home time boforo he could comprehend
the explanation and request. When he
had accomplished that task bo said, very
slowly, " 1 suppose you want me to mako
complaint, sir."
" Yea,���-if you have any to mako."
The convict waa gotting himself in hand.
He straightened, and gazed at the chairman with a peculiar intensity. Then firmly
and clearly he answered, "I've no complaint
to make,"
The two men sat looking at each othor in
silence, and as thoy looked a bridge of
human sympathy was slowly reared between
them. The chairman rose, passed around
an intervening table, went up to the convict, and laid a hand on his gaunt shoulder.
There was a tenderness in his voice that
fewinon had ever heard thero,
" I know," Baid he, " that you are a
patient and uncomplaining man, or wo
ahould have heard from you long ago. In
asking you to make a statement I am merely asking for your help to right a wrong, if
a wrong has been done. Leave your own
wishes entirely out of consideration, if you
profer. Assume, if you will, that it is not
our intention or desire either to give ynu
relief or to make your case harder tor you.
There aro fifteen hundred human beings in
this prison, and they are under the absolute
control of one man.    If a serious wrong ia
fraotisol upon one, it muy be upon others,
ask you iu tho name of common humanity,
ind us one man ot another, to put us iu the
way of working justice in this prison. If
vou have the instincts ofa man within you,
vou will comply with my rcnucot. Speak
tut, therefore, like a mau, and have uo fear
if anything*"
The convict was touchel and stung. He
looked up steadily into the chairman s face,
and firmly said, " There is nothing In this
world that I fear." Then be hung bis head,
and presently he raised it and added, "I
will tell you all about it."
At this moment he shifted his position
so as to bring the beam of light perpendicularly across hie face and chest, and it
aeemed to split him iu twain. He saw it,
aud feasted his gaze upon it as it lay upon
hie tt.easl. After a time he thm. proceeded,
speaking very slowly, and in a st.-ongely
monotonous voice:
" 1 waa sent up for twenty years 'or killing a man. I hadn't been a criminal: I
killed him without thinking, fer he had
robbed me and wronged me. 1 came here
thirteen years ago. I had trouble at first-
it galled me to be a copvict; but I got over
t ba(J Vcatise the warden that was here then
understood me and waa kind to me, and he
made me one of the best men in the prison.
I don't aa ��� thia to make you think I'm coin-
Staining about the present warden, or that
e didn't treat me kindly; I can take c*re
of myself with him. I am not making any
complaint. 1 aak no man's favor, und I
fear ne man's power."
"That is all right.   Proceed."
Child Government.
Onoof the hardest tasks of a mother's
life is tho government of her ohildren. That
wo can mak-; ohildren mind is perhaps the
boast uf many of us; but to make our
government coincident with proper develop-
meat, to restrain and not d--.it roy ul! individuality ; to punish only whon the act
merits it, to advise at just the moment
when thoir minds are in a atato to appropriate the lesson for their good; to guide,
yet "ot retard originality; in other words,
to make tbem tttftughltul, unaolfish, lovable,
easy und graceful us well ub obedient iB
another much more difficult thing.
Kvery mother has a guide, if sho will
study and thoroughly understand herself,
for almost invariably children inherit some*
thing of their mother's disposition and I
Waits. In knowing self then wo can anti-
cipato their natures, knowing what to
guard against.
Am I not right in saying, tho truest
(no! her is ahe who can most vividly recall
her own childhood; who, forgetting at
times her motherhood, can, in realization,
and appreciation, bo as a child with her
children, enjoying their games; imagining
all their yearnings, awakening, step by
step, ub they do to knowledge?
That person has moat influence over a
child who ia most in sympathy with it.
Sympathy makes children easy, graceful and
above all truthful. True sympathy does not
mean giving cake and candy in the morning, and theu in the evening when you are
hastening with supper, and your little boy
gets in the way while playing with an
imaginary train of cars, giving him a sound
slap for his pains,
Iu school work or in business life, we all
like the one who iB bright and active. Is it
consistent, then, to suppose that thia same
activity will not manifest itaelf in their
homelifeT Yet how often we try to check
it"? Huwcls says, "Thero is ono thing better
than crushing impulse, it ia using impulse."
So long, then, as their make-believe plays
ure pure and instructive, let them play. It
encourages originality, inventiveness and
independence, and lays the foundation for
business life. Not only ought we to allow
tbem to play, but we ought to suggest and
improve upon such portions of their games
as are not correct to real life. The mother
who takes this interest in her ohildren will
find them developing, and abstaining from
evil ways without muoh effort on her part.
One of the secrets of successful control is
the power ofa mother to distinguish and
discriminate between the real causes of au
act. Was it from direct disobedience, was
it from carelessness, or ignorance, or was it
really the result of an accident ? Each one
of these calls for a different mode of treatment. To construe an act as intentional
when it was purely accidental, aud punish
as such, never corrects the fault, hut makes
a child sullen, and even defiant. To scold a
child for something, when it knew no better, bat did the best he could, makes him
fearful, silent and awkward. It checks
originality and retards hit confidence, a
thing whioh will be more precious to you
by and by. Especially on the nervous,
sensitive child ia ita elTeot moro noticeable.
To such a one sympathy and a correct
understanding of its motives are an essential
to its proper growth as sunshine is to certain
Some individuals do inherit a sullen dis*
position, but I am confident that many
more aro cultivated, through wrong aocusa-
tions and unjust punishment. To understand ourselves, to study our ohildren, and
have respect for their Individuality, this
should bo our aim. Instead of saying,
������ Spare the rod and spoil the child," would
it not be well to Bay, " Spare the rod and
itudy tho child?"
Time passes quickly, and soon our "babies" became men and women, but tho one
thing imperishable is tho result of our early
A Pretty Rabbit Pen,
To encourage my boy In learning the uao
of tftli, I designed aud helped him make
an flOoamental rabbit pen (Fig. 1). A box
of Inch stuff two by four feet and sixteen
inches deep was procured, the top taken off
and the open part placed on the ground.
Four strips each one by two inchos and four
feet long were nailed to the box, a cross
strip of the aame size two feet loug being
nailed in across the centre to complete the
framework of the foundation (Fig. 2). A
part oi one side of the box was removed
and fitted with hinges to be used as a flap
door, and two round-topped hole? were cut
in the front part of the box for doore
between the hack nnd front of tho pen.
On the foundation in front, a lloor of four-
foot hoards v aa nailed, projecting a little
beyond the framework. Strips like thoso
used for the foundation were nailed in the
aame manner about the top of the hox and
floored ovor, Un thia framowork tiro pairs
of ono by two inch rafters, cut to.' one'
fourth pitch, and projecting four inches,
were securely nailed. Four strips of one
aud one-half hy one inch stuff wero bored
at intervals of one and one-half inches with
a one-fourth inch bit, and of these the front
cage waa constructed hy inserting one-
fourth inch round iron rods cut to fourteen-
inch pieces, the stripa boing securely nailed
at top,bottom and corners. The middle pair
of rafters supported a partition in the roof
with r�� hide betweeu the compartments.
The Gray Wolf of America.
Of the very few Instances ofthet.ray
Wolf attacking man, one is related by John
Fannin in the over-interesting columns of
Forest and Stream, of a Mr. Kina*, who was
a timber-hunter in British Columbia, Once
when travelling quite alone through an
immense forest, searching for tho best timber, and camping wherever night overtook
him, Mr, King suddenly found himself surrounded by a pack of betweou forty and
fifty Gray Wolvea. They thought they
"had him foul," and would lunch at his
expense; but they made one slight mistake.
Instead of being armed only with au axe,
us they supposed, ho had a good repeating-
rifle and plenty of cartridge?.
" Well," said Mr. King, " tho fight, if it
could bo called one, lasted about half an
hour. Then a few of thom broke away into
the timbor aud commenced howling, which
had the eflect of drawing tho teat after
them, when the whole bund started awav
ou tho full jump, howling aa tliey vent. I
found sixteen of their number dead, and
probably not a few were woundoil,"
As a rule the (iruy Wolf soon disappears
from settled regions. In tiie United Stales
thore is probably not one wolf to-day whore
twenty yoars ago then* were fifty, Tho
killing of the ruiiohnion's cattle, oolta, and
sheep was not to be tolerated, and a bounty
was put on the Gray Wolfs head, With
fatal otl'ect. More deadly than the Steel
trap or the Winchester, tho strychnine-* ri
bottle waa universally brought to bear upos*
his most vulnerable point���bis ravenous appetite. Kven during tho laat days of tht]
Liillalo in Molilalia, tho hunters poisono','
wolves by hundreds for their pnlts, whioh
wore worth from three to five d'.Uars each,
Now it is a very difficult matter to find u
Gray Wolf, even in the wild West, and iu
Montana and Wyoming they are almost At.
scarce as bears.���[W.T.Hornaday, in April
St. Nicholas.
Hard Times and Railroads.
That the still prevalent financial stringency hia been disastrous to the railways
of tho United States is evident from tho
faat that one-fifth of their total mileage
haa got into tho hands of receivers. An
important consequence will be that the
various companies will be unable to meet,
their obliirationa to tho Government, and!
the question is now before tho Hous-tjj
Committee on Pacific railroad-!. Tfttfirat
Instalment of bonds issued by the Gofbrn*
ment in aid of the construction of the
Pacific roada, and amounting to.?2,.1G'i,*tX)0��,|
falls    due   next   January,   and   muat   be
!>rovidcd for during the next fiscal year,
icing payablo at tho dato of their maturity.
Tho whole amount involved is about *rl.'i5,-
Tho palace hotels of New Vork are employing maids to wait upon guests at a cost
of DO cents per hour, lho maids must bo
able to do hair-dressing and to array a lady
for a ball.
Another hole for ingress to the attic was
left in tbe floor in the bick room. The roof
was sheathed with ihree-fonrtliHinch boards,
and a cornice fitted ou eaves and gable. It
wus then shingled, and a noat cresting added
to the comb. Tho back gable was boarded
up with vertical pieces, aud fitted with a
small hinged door. The front gable was
finished by nailing on vertical slats with
pointed bottom ends, made of one-half by
three-fourtha inch pine. A pit was dug
one and one-half by three feet in size and
two feet deep, and lined with boards around
the sideB, The back part of the pen was
placed directly over the pit. Grown rabbits could jump easily from the pit iuto
the front cage, and the little ones remained
in the pit until too large to get out through
the wires. Rabbits dig down in tbe pit
and construct their own breeding places
in burrows beneath the pen. The pen
proved to be warm in winter, cool in summer and well adapted for keeping rabbits.
With a long-handled shovel all refuse
could be easily removed from the pit
through tho irap door, and the pen never
became offensive. With a pair of white
rabbits and thoir young, the pen was a
pretty sight at the oack of the lawn, and
was always attractive to visitors. It was
painted with dark red mineral paint and
trimmed with white, which harmonized
well with the bright green lawn and the
dark green foliage of the shrubbery.
A Surprise Party.
The wolves had decided on a jolly party
and were even now ready to atari. Not a
tamo affair in their own neighboitiond, but
a grand old-fashioned surprise party at
Farmer Brown's, somo miles distant. The
baby wolvea *i*r# no doubt snugly tucked
in bed, and, ti*ir parents, theae self-invited
guests, scampered over the snow diamonds
and under the sky diamonda. But of the
beauties of nature it ia likely they took
little, if any, notice, for it was bitter cold,
and they wero all very hungry. They
took no baskets, no bundles, no mysterious
packages���for was uot Mr, Hrown abundantly able to fuinlah plenty of refreshments
for them all?
Of what these refreshments would consist was a theme for animated discussion for
a long time.but finally all agreed that thero
was really nothing quite equal to fresh
mutton. While chatting iu thia friendly,
pleasant manner they had traversed many
miles, and now tho commodious farm house
was in full view, but, strange to relate, the
lights wero all out���it, must certainly ha
quite late. Well, all the bet'ir j they
would at once repair to the sheep house,
and immediately enter on the joys of the
evonirg. So thither they hastened only to
find the door quite securely fastened and
the windows even barred in a most inhos
pitabl-J manner,
Again and again they tried the door,
singly and together, pushing with all their
strength. Then they scratched and howled
at the windows without avail. After this
they grew disagreeable to eaoh other they
were so hungry, and Baid and did disagree-
ablo things���those in the ruirsuid if those
iu front would only half push the door
might be opened in no time, and if those at
tbe windows used any judgment whatever
the bars would be easily broken���then those
in front and at tho windo vs answered back
and all began to snarl nnd anap at each
other, and were altogether a vory disagreeable aet of visitors, not such as wo would
want to invito to our homes. Meantime-)*']
one fellow mote enterprising than tho rest,
had found an opening between tbo logs
near thc door, into which bo immediately
inserted his head, What ho saw inside was
something like this: In thu hack-ground,
sMfiding with wido open eyea, were lhe
sheep with the littio Iambi] In front of tbem.
with overy nerve alert uml eyes riveted on
the approaching enemy, like the brave
proleutor ho was, Ht.-i.d Spurt a ens.
Old Spirt, .mii.* waa affectionately called
by tho bays, except when thoy returned
from some of the aerial tours on which he
ofi-fn sent them, thon with returning
Hf* .th, tbey usually pronounced tho lu*-.
He of his name with groat emphasis,
,�����>(>v*n, this has got nothing to do with
��� story at all, farther than it goefl to
���*,. ew that Spartaous in associating with thu
boys bod Ivurnod ever to bo on tho defensive, anil to loi no indignity offered him t[n
unpunished, and this will in some measure
explain his conduct on this eventful niyht.
Now, when ho sr>w tho head ot this intruder ho at onco said to himself, " thoso tormenting hoys ore up to some of thoir old
trioliB again, but I'll fix 'em."
Outside the wolves wore growling and
scratohi.g, eiich anxious to put hia head
through the crack. "Why don't you go
on in and not keep us all waiting outside?"
they snapped to thoir more lucky companion who iM now violently struggling ai
the opening and could neither get iu nor
" What are you shaking your head at
mo for?" questioned Spartacua inaido.
"What are yo* shaking your head ut mo
dr 1" as he slojftly bucked into his favorile
corner and tht* ran full tilt at the unfortunate wolf, striking him with terrific forco,
fora timo stiinnlflg him so ho could only
mutter something about getting out,
" Well, got out, thon," bellowed this now
thoroughly enraged battering ram, ns li
swiftly returned from ouo of his retrograde
Spartaous kept up this pleasant littio
gymnastic exercise till lhe head of tho wolf
w**s a shapeless masi, muttering to himself
the while, " I gueaa those boys won't try
that game on ino again."
The snarling snapping, disappoints
guests, seeing uo chance for an appetizing
supper of fresh mutton, slunk away as day
light appeared, gaunt and hnnsry as ever,
leaving behind a handsome gray wolf skin
for Farmer Brown���a souvenir of the surprise party. _
There are various signs of the coming of
spring, beside the arrival of the festive
robin, and the piping of the mythical skylark.
When the dry-goods stores dress their
show-windows with cambrics and  muslins,
fad hang particolored parasols before their
oors, and their olerks get on light-colored
neckties, you may be sure that spring is
advertised to shortly put in an appearance.
When tho ladiea ask for money to go
shopping with, and mention that the new
percales are lovely, and tho lace shawls an
cheap at seventy-five dollars ! then you
may take heart, for spring is coining.
There are so many signs of spring, that
ouly a few of them cau bn enumerated; but
ill the signs which follow are to be depended on aa certain precursors of " loveiy
The increase of organ-grinder.-) and monkeys on the streets.
The disappearance of straw and matting
from the horso-cars.
The doleful complaints in tho daily papers
of tho awful mud I
Tho appearance of ladies, who are known
to own thousand dollar seta of furs, with
la:e collars in place of boas.
The grim looks of tho stove dealers.
Tin elongated countenances of the coal
Advertisements of winter overcoats worth
twenty-five dollars, closing out at ten dollars.
Lovers hanging over gates tho first of the
evening, studying astronomy.
Too appearance of knitting work in the
ban Is nf the apple women, and the female
p a-uit venders.
Tne advent of smart nursory maids, with
perambulators containing babies, in the
public pirks, i.ml generally (for safety from
g:lilies and child abductors), escorted by
winning young policemen, who are ever on
the alert for duty.
The inoreaso of marriages in the rural districts���" Haying time coming on."
Tho arrival of the ever-true and constant
The spectacle of carpets out on woodpiles
and clothes linen.
The windows garnished with tickets
reading: " This house to let."
The notices in the dailies announcing the
coming of the Great Unrivaled and Unapproachable Hippodrome lately organized by
tho celebrated John Smith & Co, Admission fifty cents; children half price.
The fall in the price of butter.
The persistent clucking of "broody" hens
The household cats sunning ou the door*
The appearance of lamb and water-crenses
in the markets.
Tite rattling through thc streets of the
cart labeled  ice.
The appearance of gray and lavender
pants, and of white skirts and light colored
kids, and the disappearance of "clouds"
and crochet scarfs, and mulllera of every
But why go on ? Every tne knows and re-
agnizes the welcome signs, and who is no
glad to greet them?
i t*    -
Old-Fashioned Gardens.
There are no gardens nowadays like thos o
we remember in our childhood. The dear
old flowers are out of fashion.
Their places are usurped by hybrids,
with long Latin names, which nobody can
pronounce, or translate, and which would
uot pay for the trouble ia the event of success,
How well we remember the old-fashioned
garden t It wus generally on a south slope,
where tho sun lay golden and warm nil the
summer day, and the brow ot the hill
sheltered it from the blighting winds of
spring, and from the frosty breath of early
All the family took pride In it, and did
their share of the work in it. Each of tho !
little girls had her own particular flowerbed, and cultivated her own pet rose-bush,
in somo secluded corner.
The boya raised wonderful melons and
squashes, and grandmother had her patch
of thyme, and hyssop, nnd rue, aod wormwood, and sweet marjoram, and tansy, and
a score or more of thesoold-fashionedp'ants,
whose vory names have gone out of the
memory of tho present generation.
Nobody could keep house without tansy
to "spot" cheeses, and hyssop for a cough,
and rue for the measles, and wormwood
for sprains, and thyme and sweet marjoram
for the legs of veal and lamb, which came
in season every spring.
There was the asparagus bed, where imitation green peas wero gathered in April,
and where, later on in tho year, grew and
flourished those green feathery sprays, with
coral berries, which once adorned ovory
looking-glass in the country, aud hung in
bunches from the hooks in the plastering,
and kept the pine and spruco boughs company iu the wide old fire-places thtouyh the
There were rows of hollyhocks, and sunflowers, and princes' feathers, and rose of
Shurou, and nasturtiums, and gillillowers,
and bed of June pinks, and sweet-william,
and marigolds, aud bachelor's buttons, and
jonquils, and was there over any flower,
however sweet, that could equal a Juuc
pink for fragrance?
Beside tho fonccs blossomed tho old
damask rose, and tbe double whitu roie,
with a heart like tho inside of a sea-sholl,
and the lilacs and sweot briers tilled up the
apace* with their hardy luxuriance.
One did not havo to nurse plants like
these, nnd shield them, lest the wind ot'
heaven blew too roughly upon thom ; tbey
were tough and hardy, und uoelitnatnd, and
they utnply repaid the little cure bestowed
Nothing In the old-fashioned garden wai
so raro that it could not bo spared to make
up a bouquet for the best room, when the
minister wus coming to lea, or Sarah Ann
was expecting hervoUllQ man, and the rosy-
cheeked Bolmohchildrcn, who peeped
through tlio (Min nn their wuy to the rustic
school-house were mado glud by nosegays
of pinks nud heart'd oase whenever thoy
asked for tbem.
The ribbon borders and bed.-* of to-day
woro unknown ; nobody had ever hoard of
the UmbiliciiH Scmpcrvinin, or the SoropU-
larinChry-tintha* fortunes woro not invested in garden statuary, and ornamental
urns and flower-pots, but tho old-fashioned
garden waa just as beautiful, and its flowora
just as sweet, und the whole tiling was a
great deal more satisfactory than the elaborate garden of these times.
Thore uro no flowers lovelier than thoso
our grandmothers cultivated, and we make
a mistake to exclude tbem from our gardens,
becauso thoy uro old-fashioned, Aud whilo
we would by no means bo unmindful of tho
very beautiful novelties being constantly
p'.it forward by our florists, wo would stilt
retain in our gardens the pinks, and sweet
williuvns, and pansies, and marigolds, and
hollyhocks, and all their old-time compan-
ions evon at the risk of boing called an old
fogy of the female pcrstiaoion.
It is impious in a good man to be sad,
Tho borrower runs into hia own debt.
Dr. John Mun-fcy's proposed expedition
to the pouth polo is attracting favourable
attention in Europe. Itis moro than fifty
years since James ROBS, after discovering
Victoria, penetrated to the 78th degree
south latitude, and since then, wilh the
exception ofthe Challenger, hardly a vessel
has gone that wuy. Tho present proposal
is indrectly duo to the reports brought
back by a couple of Scotch winders which
iu ISfll went southward of Cape Horn in
their search tor fresh hunting-grounds.
Or Murry believes in the existence at the
south polo of a continent as largo as Australia, in which ure io be studied tho two.
great phenomena cf glaciation xa 1 vjI
action. I
Carious Facts About ibclr Life and Dab.
IU   Devotion and Cleanliness,
After all the discussions caused by the
advanced woman, it is interesting, by way
of contrast, to turn to the oountry where
woman's lifelong and chief duty is obedience and submission. A writer in tha Pall
Mall Gazette describes the Japanese woman
as really charming, not aa a responsible
woman, but as a feminine curio. As a wife
sho is of so little account that from the
most devoted husband ahe expects but few
favors. All tht women are born with a
natural courteay. Even the humblest have
slender, delicate hands, and arrange everything with surprising daintiness.
A Japanese lady's visiting dross often
costa $'200, not including hor hairpins,
which are alwaya a mo��,t important item.
Aa the fashion never changes, both dress
and pins are handed down irom mother to
daughter. In each city tho women wear a
oolor peculiar to themselves. In Tokio it
ii blue, in Kyoto slato gr iy, nud so on.
Chamberlain says : "It is littio wonder
that the woman of tho upper clais is adopting European dress, whioh ia by uo menus
so general as is supposed. It shows that,
to a certain extent, she has shaken oil' the
yoke of inferiority under which shu has
labored. For to-day in Japan the greateit
duchess in the land is only her husband'-*
drudge. He treats her more respectfully
when in Kuropean dress. Thc same woman has been observed to walk into the room
after her husband wbou dressed a la Japa-
uaise but beforo him when a la Europe-
According tc the " Seven HeasonB for
Divorce," a Japanese woman can bo divorced for talking too much, whicli disturbs the
peace of her kinsmen, or brings trouble on
her household. She shall be divorced for
disobedience to her father-in-law. She
must look to her husband as her lord, and
must serve him with reverence, not despising nor thinking lightly of him. Sho must
not outer into irreverent familiarity witb
the gods���neither muat Bho spend too much
time in praying. If she periorms her duties to ber husband ahe may enjoy the divino
protection without prayers.
She haa no change iu fashions to discuss,
no shopping to while away her time, no
Easter bumct to look forward to, us she
never wears bonnets; her only ornuments
ure tortoiaeahell hairpins, her best parasola
are made of paper, her kimono must bo of
quiet, aoft-colored crepe. Truly, Bhe has a
hard time, this little Japanese woman.
It is customary for a woman to blackeu
her teeth when sho becomes a bride, to keep
away other admirers end show hor entire
submission to her hu-band. The present
pretty Empress aa a wife haa, however, set
tht example of wearing white teeth.
Japanese woman have strange ideas of
adding to their beauty. They shave olF
their eyebrows, and have pencilled ones
with anexaggerated arch. They paint their
lips a livid crimson, with a patch of gold in
tbe centre, and thoir faces a chalky white.
The peasant girl, of course, caunot allord
all this decoration, and must be contented
with herown rosy cheeks and tanned skin.
The Japaneaeesteem cleanliness more than
modesty. In Tokio there are about 81)0
baths,whero some 3,000 persons batho every
day, Theae batha were enjoyed by both
sexes without division until the present
Emperor ordered a separation to be made
in all public baths, Tbe people obeyed by
placing a rope across the top of the water.
It is said that a Japanese crowd is the
Bwceteat in the world. They never use
aoap; the figured Japanese silks and cottons
will not stand it. Their substitute for
ironing is primitive. While the material is
very wet lhey spread it smooth on boards,
and stand them against the house to dry.
Tho Japanese aro devoted mothers and
excellent nuraea, but the poor Ilttlo baby
never knows the comfort ofa mother's lap,
for she uses her knees to sit upon, and holds
her baby standing to her breast when nuts*
ing it.   She always oarriea It on  her back.
Drunk en ness is unknown among ovon the
lowest women, but a pipe is her constant
companion. She even takes it to bed with
her, while her littio bibachi (charcoal box),
well filled with hot allies, is close beside
ber for convenience sake. Her housekeeping gives her but little trouble, for in the
lower classes rioe, varied with tea, pickled
vegetables, sauces, and fish, comprise the
three meals.
AU who spend any time in the country
are completely fascinated by those sweet-
tempered, gentle, and dainty women, always easily pleased, and ua light hearted
as children. One of thoir greatest charms ia
that the longer you know thom the less
you understand them; their natures are so
complex, tn spite of their apparent simplicity.
Simple Effective Dress.
ll mm
The simple offootlve dress for a girl of 10
years, pictured above, is made of if an cash*
more skirt, lilting easy to belt. Full cor-
bul'o ; band collar. Narrow bolt oi emerald
green velvet. Fitting sleeve with full puff
abovo elbow. Short jacket, of emerald green
velvet with circular ptilf collar. .Suitable
for alt ages, Material required for girl of
10 years, oashmere,40 Inches wide, 4 yards ;
velvet, 21 inches wide, 2\ yards. ���[Toronto Ladies' Journal.
It Was Enough.
Bilker���" I understand your landlady
gives you a piece of Hleuk not larger than
your two fingers."
Star���"That's  what."
Bilker--" I shouldn't think that Was
Slur��� "Oh, 1 don't know about thai. 1
almost wish sometimes after l'vo l-iuu
chewing on it for half an hour or so that it
wasn't so much as It is."
Graded Shampoo?.
Victim���"Ooo! Phew! Vou charge
double pf ieo for this kind of a shampoo,
don't you!"
Barber���" Ves."
Victim���"So I thought. I notice that
you are making mo suffer twice as much."
Thore are but few flies ever seen around
black walnut trees.
Thirty mines in thc United States use
electric locomotives.
Farm animals in Japan are shod with
sandals made of straw.
A lunar rainbow was lately visible in
Durham, N.C., while a Blight shower was
(Yip-lea are aeldom seen in China. When j
a deformed child is born, it is at once put ���
to death.
It is considered unlucky in Ireland to
view a funeral prnr-essiou while the behold
er is under an umbrella.
Riilruading in Denmark is atill in its
infancy. An express train there makes not
mure than one hundred miles a day.
An engineering authority declares that
the llesh aidi* of leather, when used as belting, should be placed against the wheel,
A gold-weighing machine in tbo Hank of
Kngland ia so sensitive that a postugu
stump dropped ou the scale will turn tho
index on tho diul a distance of six   inches.
Madam Mclba, the Austrian prima
donna, received >f 1,��i* nj a night for each
performance at the Metropolitan Opera
Houso, New York; Madame L'alvo received
9900, and Madame Karnes-Story, 9000,
A devilish idea has just been suggested
by a Spaniard, to "improve the art of war."
It is to spread illness among an enemy by
Bhowering them with bullets poisoned with
germs of infectious diseases.
It in only two yeurs ago, since Tbomaa
Courtney took Rebecca F. Stivers, as bid
bride, in Montgomery County, Ind. Since
that joyful day thoy havo been twice divorced, and uow they are married for the
third time.
An old at.me-coach, that had been hold
up and robbed eighty-three times, now lies
dismantled in tho yard of a livery stable in
Phoenix:, Arizona. Twenty yeara ago it began running between Prescott and Tombstone.
Mrs. Eva Blaokman, who is a member of
the Police Board of Leavenworth, k-insaa,
recently removed two policemen because
they were bachelors, and appointed two
married men in their placeB, One of the
appointees is her husband.
Numes for babies are thus chosen in
Egypt; The parents of the child select
three candles, and to each candle tha namo
of some dignified personage ia given. Tho
three are lighted, and tho candle that burnb
the longest denotes the favored name.
Three yeara ago, Mrs. Mary Titus, of
Williamsport, Pa., lost her voice, and continued speechless until the other day. At
a revival meeting, she suddenly arose and
electrified the congregation by shouting,
" Praise God from whom all blessings flow?'
Savilian Beobe, of Salem, Conn., whilo
recently spearing for eels, caught ouo which
contained a gold chain bracelet that had
been dropped overboard last July, bya
young lady who was then a resident of
Esiex. She rewarded him with a twenty
dollar gold-piece.
At an election in Wilkes Barre, Pa.,
twin brothers, who look very much alike,
desired to vote ; but aa one was too ill
to leave his bed, tho other voted in his own
name, and then, one hour later, viaited tbo
polls once more, and voted again, this time
giving his brother's name.
A local boom in the matrimonial market
is likely to bo caused by a quarrel between
two justices in Rooks County .Kansas. One
of them announces his readiness to marry
couple.-- free of charge ; the other advertises
that ho will only do this, but alao give each
couple a turkey.
A rather unusual way of earning a living
is pursued by a man in Cincinnati. He
visits business houses and workshops, and
sews on buttons for persons who Deed them.
He roceives five cents for each button sewed
on, and iB equipped with a supply of buttons of various kinds.
In 1S10, when Great Britain seized Mauritius, thore was a huge turtle iu tho court
of the artillery barracks at Port Louis, and
it ia thero to this day, although pearly
blind. Il is over eight feet long, two feot
high, when walking, and weighs 3*10 pounds.
It can   carry two  mou on ita hack.
The policemen at Dieppe are required to
be realty to rescue persons from drowning,
and aro supplied with printed rules for efficient service. One of the rules dirocts them
to "seize a drowning lady by tbe dress, aud
not by tho hair which often remains in
thoir grasp, while tho lady tanks,"
"Fix mo up like a dude," aaid Alfred
Hocking, at Central City, Colorado, when
ho learned he waa about to die. In obedience to his request, all his jewelry was buried with bim. A few days ago, it was discovered that hia grave had boon violated,
and the jewelry stolen. Among tlio jewelry was a S100 ring.
There was much uneasiness in a Lewiston
school tho other day when the teacher said,
with stern emphasis: "I aaw tho person
who waa whispering then. 1 am looking
at that person now. Will that person arise
before the Bchncl without obliging me to
call names?" Two boys and four girls stood
up blushingly. The master is cross-eyed
and wears glasses.
Then Hlieii Wolves -Tome In nntl Carry
Tliriii tilTTIicy Won't lint 'Em.
A Johnson City, Teiin.,' spo-dal Rays : ���
Last Saturday a big wolf, which has terrorized tlio people of the Biunpas Cave region, over iu  North Carolina,   [or the last
two or three years, entered iho cabin of a
mountaineer named Hrown during fcho temporary absence of the  housewife, and Ifliz*
liig ihe only oaeupant, an Infant six months
old, by the clothing, in   the region ofthe
ohost, lifted it   from tbe rude   cradle und
lure it away Into tho inotnuaius,
When thu mother rottmied  to the bouse
uud missed tbu baby she rushed to the door
just in lime in aee thu wolf and Its precious
burden disappear Into tbu neighboring
woods, The distracted woman begin to
scream.   This brought   the husband wlio
w.is [.'bopping wood not far away, to llie
Scene in a high State of excitement. Tbu
Story from tho lips of the hysterical mother
ulmo-t drove the brave fallow daft, but bo
he /ed his axe,called hit dog, uml started In
pursuit. There was ul out two inches of snow
i>n the ground, and it providentially
enabled tbe desperate father of the
kidnapped    infuiit     to    Strike    tho    trail
of the wolf Immediately aftor leaving bis dcor-yunl. Once upon lhe track
of tho beast he rushed through tho mountains with a speed born of distraction.
About two miles from hii cabin tho tracks
of the wolf led the pnrsurer under a long
Bhelf of rock, protruding from the fide of n
mountain, Thero was no snow hero and tbo
father losl the trail, but ho now urged his
dog, which up to tins time be had compelled
lo remain wilh bim. Tho dog took tho
lead and tbo man followed, fully expecting
to find the entrance to the woll s den. from
which lie could hardly hope to get the baby
alive. But bis fears were groundless; be
Boon came uuon his faithful dog Wagging
bis tail and looking down at a little white
bundle at bis foot. It was the baby, sound
asleep and almost frozen.appureiitly unhurt
Otherwise, Hrown took otl Iiib coat, and,
wrapping the infant snugly in it, Btarted
hastily lor borne. He soon met his wife
and tWO or three of llie neighbors to whom
she had given the alarm.
It was a most rotnarkublt resenc. The
mountaineers say that it was only a freak
nf the " mud " wolf, but the little one no
doubt owes its life to ii drenching of pet*
roli-it it given it foi some cutaneous ullec-
tion by tts mother just before it wub carried
away. The odor of the oil was too much
for hie wollshlp. Ho probably miffed
ubout the child after laying it down under
lho rocks and preparing to mako a meal,
aud then left iu disgust.
Startling I \t>riii un* of n   Gentleman In
I was living in the town of Akyab, which
��� ia a very old Knglish port in Burmah, and
I among other men there I kuew and hud
business with n native-born but Christian
man named Mordai. One day he came to
ine and asked me to go over to seme property he hail ou a neighboring island. He
had been having trouble about boundaries
and wanted me to give bim >.n unbiased
opinion. We sturted in a sailboat about
1- o'clock and got tn bis place about 4. Ho
and I got out of the boat and went up to a
small bungalow be had built there. These
jungle bungalows ure built on posts six to
ten feet from tho ground and consist of
simply thc floor, tho roof, and sometimes
walls run up six or acven feet. There is no
ceiling, uti 1 nothing overhead but tho roof,
which is made of bamboo and thatched
with leaves from the toddy plant.
Wo were sitting on the veranda, the
roof of whicli was not moro than five or
fiix feet from our heads. Mordai waa talking to mc ubout tbo boundary, audi had
become quite inter, -'cl in somo maps be
hud in his lap. While engaged in examining tbem 1 felt something fall aud striko
my shoulder. I rose quite slowly, still
talking to Mordai, and turned about to sea
what was in my chair, thinking that perhaps a piece of bamboo had been blown
down by lhe wind. As I turned my back
wus toward Murdai uud 1 wub
by a hoarse " For God's aako, don't movo
Sahib I" From the horror iu his voico I
knew aa well as if I could seo it thut a
cobra, or a khoritc, equally deadly and
more numerous in that part, was on tny
shoulder. I stood perfectly motionless, for
I knew that the snake, being aroused now,
would sttike if ho felt the least movement.
Cold perspiration stood out on my fore*
head, aud I sot my teeth hard and waited.
It was a toss-up, I knew ; either deliverance, and that speedily, or the sharp,
stinging punctures in iny noes or head,
and then���death. Every minute seemed
an age. My suspense was the more horriblo
because I could not Bee my enemy, and ao
could not tell tho moment ho would strike.
Probably not a minute elapsed from the
timo I stood up until 1 buw Mordai
approaching mo from in front, but it seemed to me a year. Ho had gone through
one of the rooms, and thus g<it around in
front of me without disturbing tho snako.
In his hand ho held a Burmose dab (sword)
and I knew thut he meant to cut tho auuke
down with one strong stroke. Ho crept
up closo beaide mo and raised the sword,
troinbling in every limb. His face was
ghastly and his eyes seemed glazed with
horror. Tho sword trembled for a moment
in his nerveless hand, and thon with a
horae whisper of "My God, I can't do it,"
he lot it fall from his hand and tottered to
chair. Ho was an old mau and his nerve
had given way. He dure not risk tho
result of his blow Bhould he fail to cut down
the serpent. When the sword fell I could
feel a slight vibration on my shoulder, and
I closed my eyes, expecting to feel tho cold
pat and the sharp   atinging   thrust of tho
I stood perfectly motionless, but my mind
worked with the rapidity of lightning. I
felt almost grateful that Mordai had not
struck, for 1 could seo thut bis nerves were
so unstrung that he would in all probability
have missed tho snake. I knew that our
ser van ts and boatmen would aoou be up
with our traps, and my only hopo was to
stand quite still until they arrived. Timo
will never effaco the memory of that death
wait from my mind. In tho chair, shriveled
and ghastly, his hollow, half-glazed eyea
staring at mo with the helpless, fascinated
ga/.e of a bird half in the toils of a Berpent,
huddled Mordai. His white, bloodless lips
moved spasmodically, as over and iver he
Repeated in a dread whisper "God! the
brown death." 1 then knew it was a khor-
ito. Clinging to my shoulder was a snake
ten times moro malignant and merollcas
than a cobra, and just aa deadly���'* Tho
Brown Death"���-of tho natives, a reptile of
Which it has beon suid, that if a man wero
to gaze for any length of time into its eyo
he would become inflanc. Unlike all other
creatures it has no pupil to its eye��� nothing
but a brown mass of malignity.
I do not know bow long it was but it
seemed an eternity of time that I stood L
thus. At lust the swinging Madrassi soug
of tho boatmen carrying the stuff broke on
my ears like tho aong of deliverance. Hull
and monotonous it hud seemed to me often
cuough, but now it ao.indcd like the awect-
est musio ever caroled. Their singing
seemed to aroune Mordai from his tranco- -
like stupor, and staggering out he grasped
my faithful servant, Emir-Alli, by tho \
shoulder, and with his lean, bony finger
pointed toward me. No need of explanation
for Finir-Alll. My heart gave a throb of
joy when I aaw hia supple, carolcBH form
������straighten up and bis
with the light I had Been in them hefoio in
time of deadly peril. Twice beforo had we
fronted death together and bin norves had
been Htcel and his heart had not faltered.
Fvon now I hco bim as ho stoou just outside
tbo veranda, one of tbe few natives a white
man had truBtcd, uud met trust for trust
and loyalty ever.
Discarding his gaudy jacket, and gathering up bis dote tight about his hips, bo that
his sinewy limbs gleamed like those of ��
Statue, lio let his square whito teeth, ana
hissed through them an invocation to Allah,
(���rasping thu dab in his powerful hand, he
stole aa Bltently and un swiftly toward mo
as tbo venomous creature on tny baok mighi
have ilor.o had bo been making thu attack
Poised aloft wan the glittering steel, for We!
he knew the until*.e Would keep his eyo on
the gleaming blade, and there would "be no
movement to disturb bim till ilic downward
rush, and then-ab ! who could say? Allah
would strengthen his bund, and direct thu
edge of tho blade ami kismet would ho,
For a second be stood closo beside ine
I might have tQUObod him.  His tierce black
eyas gleamed on tho snake, 1 knew he waa
drawing tho snake's attention from the
Hword to himself. I could teol the slight
vibration again und I knew that tbe snako
was preparing to strike.
And then -like a flash of,llghtntng went
the blade pant my eyes���a Ittuod "Allah"
driven through Olenohed teeth, penetrated
tny half stuplfiod souses,
I felt ii rush of something down my back,
and,not knowing whether lho stia'l-e had
boen cut in two or missed. I tottered toward a chair. I bud not taken a step before Finir-Alli s strong arms were about mo
and with tears of joy in his big lustrous
oyt*--, the poor follow was saying ''Clod is
The snake lay on the floor, Btruok in two,
Still vicious and striking at his own body,
a khorito about three and a half feet long.
Ho bad fallen on my back ftom the roof
Where bu had been after rata.
He  Was Satisfied.
Mr. IJ. lias jiiit turned fifty-eight, and
finding hiinf-cli   a   widower utter   twctily-
flvo years of married life, is preparing ta
leud to the ultur his new bride of twenty-
two summers,
Hi.4 friends, alarmed at the wide difference In their ages, remonstrate, but in vain.
"Wball you say tny intended ia too
young?" Mr. li. exclaims in utter astonish-
ment. " Why, she is exactly the samo age
as my first wifo when I married her. "
Tho Revenge of Time.
The rooster In the yard of a counlr
restaurant balled BU old ben aside.
" You want to look out, " hosaid kindly;
"the proprietor told his omiton-cr yesterday
ho would give him a npntig chicken, uud
he's laying welt for you."
" Well, " she sighed, resignedly, " I pre-
sumo I have no right to object, "l'vo beon
laying for him a good mauy years." THE WEEKLY NEWS, MAY9, 1894.
Published  Every Wednesday
At  Courtenay,   B.   C.
By Whitney & Co.
One Year
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N iticts
of Births,   Marriages
fi- uhs. 50 cents each iii-tertton.
JCn Ad ��
rtisment inserted for less
���Ui vortitin**** A pent, 21 M-jrcliHnta'
Exshanffe. Suu Fraacieco, ia our au-
ih*;rized ft;?ont. This paper ii kept
on file in Ins offlco.
Wednesday, May 9* 1894
In tanking over 'itir books we find thut
111 my of nur subscribers are in arrears,
su ne of thom for many months. Newspapers van not be run on cretin, and we
uiu-it urj{Q all wlm know themselves to
bg indebted lo us to at once forward the
Our subscribers nl Union will please
imv the amount due from tlicm to this
l'.i[)er, to Mr, T, I), McLcnn.jeweter.wliD
i-, authorized to receive anil receipt there
Hunter  a  Candidate.
Announcement to the Electors:
The undersigned will be a candidate
for Ihe District of Comox ut the forthcoming Provincial election.
Joseph Hunter.
I leneral Failure is nol a suitable person to represent this District in the Icy
l-iluturc, neither is Genoral Sport..
���*I) -u the liunsmu'irs" is Shorty's bat-
tie civ, bu'. what lie is really trying to do
i- 10cl -n  ib'is district.
Opposition Shorty tricked out as a
(lovurnment candid itc, resembles the
a->- in tbe lion's skin.
The Canada Western appears tn be
treating Shorty very shabbily. A great
continental line like that ou-Jit at least
in put up enough to enaole it's candidate
to meet bis bar expenses. Where U
Character and Capability.
When a person seeks public oflice his
fitness for thc position is a proper sub-
jt'ct tor investigation. Not only ability,
and influence are to be considered, but
character and habits as well. To send
nu ignoramus to the legislature would
disgrace t'-ie district, and so it would In
send an incapable person. Hut who t-t
au incapable person? Surely one who
I145 made a failure with reference to bis
own affairs, How can such a person
asK ill reason lo be trusted with weight
ier matters of others? Those things���-intel
ligenco and capability���it will be ad-
mittcd are necessary, but how much
more important is moral character? A
man of bad habits, a luckless devil, i.Wt
carc-sort-of fellow, or a gambler, is cer*
\ liuty not tbe kind of man to represent a
���sc!f*re*ipecting people. We are simply il-
luitrating our meaning, aud not now
charging any impropriety on any one.
We simply lav tliey are matters for consideration, and that a good citizen should
consider litem before ttctcimining how he
will cast bis ballot. In any contest the
question of fitness of candidates nri-.es,
and is of more importance than the plat-
I nm. We ate tpiile aware that in every
. immunity ihere are thoso who will vote
for the devil if only he be on their side,
as tbey call it, and ns thai sulphurous
gentleman ib snre to be on the side of
a certain set, it wero ubcIssj to argue
villi them; but it is to be hoped that in
Coniox their numbers may not prove
large. To all others, the question of a
suitable represent (Hive will be deemed a
matter of serious concern. Fortunate
Indeed, will we be, if when the formal
nominations shall be made, it shall turn
oul that the question of character and tali ibility w ill not require to be considered
and that it shall rcsolv itself into a
choice between persons of equnl worthiness. Then, indeed, we might consider
profitably such questions as experience,
influence, past service for the disnict.elc.
Fair and  Other Topics.
From Our Own Corrosiiontlont,
San Francisco, April 12th, - The fair
i> getting along slowly. There is still
talk of reducing the admission fee; but it
has turned out to be a harder job than
was expected, li is hoped, however,
that it will be reduced Sunday** and evenings at any rate. The Chronicle has
taken the Examiner's place and (tiven
the young one*. .1 treat; though not the
first to do it, had no half way doings a-
fcout it; for not only childen in tbe city
but from Oaklama, San Jose, l-'resno anil
even Los Angelo**. poured in by the thotis
���anas,���the ferry boats, trains, and the
street cars in particular being fitted to
overflowing. The roofs of the street cars
-erne tts-td to good advai-tage by tbe
many able athletics amongst them. At
ihe grounds oranges were as thick a*
imps; and soda water as plentiful and as
cheap as if it was water without lhe soda
The children thought however (that soda
water could be always hud for finding- the
same as they found it��� so they took
advantage of it. Oranges were free and
the drug stoics reaped the benefit soon after. Not only school children but work
ing boys were on the programme, it re-
(���uneii half a dozen policemen lo
keep the ticket seekers quiet the evening before in front of ihe Chronicle office.
Eugene Sandow, the strongest man in
the wur d .s sho win*; in 'he Vienna Prater
nl ihe tail*. Col, lb one intends holding
a lion and bear fight between the famous
lion "hovei!" the one which killed Thiemann) and an unknown bear. The fiyht
is to take place next Tuesday. The
Madi Cms iesliv.il stalled in full swing
today which was a public holiday. A
large crowd of Si ystic Argonouls of the
linden west with Rex I'etig nt their
head arrived today from some unknown
land and inarched out to tho fairgrounds.
'I hi*, whole city is 1 inliant   in   led,   green
and yellow, and the Mystic Argonouts,
i>ne and ail, look as though they had
taid in a good slock of siium.aiiis lur lhe
voyage, judging from thc color of their
n-i-.ai promoniorics and the way they
vaiked. As soon, however, as lhey get
tired of California's shores ihey will a*
gniu depart lur some unknown land 10
icturn 111 jdj days.
American Traveller.
Witt-It  Iliit.-U ar�� * Hntwhttdk.
���*Tti*> a wi-U knowtifHflt,"iinidAcltf'9An,
'tii-ii men nut habitually nccORtomf*4*!
to v-THrlni*- ttrpuiuk dross somen in W Und
oiraonit*. In tllHposW of thoir hand-i ro
tu<*ir entire witisfucr**.* liuloftd. iiultcM
a ������blivtdtM" man to kuow wint to Uo
with lii-i hui'ls mid to be able to tntaol
thetn, Thf ;> an with his ha'idn behind
Lis hiu-'u *s h familiar figwwi hint it iti a.
curious tact thut upon tho i-l*cnti whioh
onu muy nt**- in vurions parte of thu town
ttnuonnt'liift rlruss nuitu fur Haiti or to turn
muI iii* pUybig the fixm*-.* of a man In
i-veatii:* itress, the man la almo-<t alwayrt
n'prt*t".Mito.l with one or both hamlrt bin
hind his ha* k; uvkh u|kiii ujumi rmttuud
nmvusos. while the man's faeo is Iwlil,
bis ImniJs aru shy, This soitut.-" almiwt a
j.ii ���. It way no thut the palntur-i nro
moved by a Hiibtlu nyuipamy with tii��
Ki'iierality of mankind, or by th* faot
iu it tim hutiiau hand ���**��� ft proity lii.-i'.-ul*-.
liiuif,' to p4i.1t; but ii aewns as Minnich,
both fur an b Hvku and for tin* pnWIu fn-
eu'ni-iimit lhey shoul 1 irfvo to tho man
mi canviw tbu t+ppeurancu and th�� t.mir-
i-'H of u tr-tiuuU Booigty limn,"--���;���,��*/
YorL Sun.
DaltfUu *tiarrlHst) tHiilU.t^.
In tii'leium it is tho unfltom to r.-irn
-"���tiifl.-.M-.-*** of ninrriagi's in th,- form of
Utile hooks with p,ip��r rovf-i, Thi"*-o
booa-t, which arc ufton pro I need ij
enurne of law im-tceediiiifs, am! -.'.ro t-'.*��n
in (iviriuiieo. ;ti*i) apt to Imooiuu dirty and
do-<h*eui'.'(l. The bnriiomasttir ni' Urns
t-ls. has thureforo, hit upon a new plan.
Il.jiieefoi'th a ulmrtfu will b�� nitwit- for
i:-,�� li'ioks, which will bo neajly Iwuml
i.i morocco uud ttllt-wlged. 'i'liey uill
���i" Miiuiotldtiir moru than a ttmr- cartUi-
eate. A summary of ttelglau law on ch��
....-i-.'-i (it.*iU* in Kivcn iu tl.-t.ii fur trw
u**u of young uouplea, and amuiiji a imrm
(.1 oinur iiiiM't-ii-uii-oiiH infortunium aru
iliruetioiiri tor tho fuo-ltn^auil earn of m-
(aiitu, Thoro *ri! 11U0 pliu'Uh for eutvrbig
tliti namea and birthdays of th** ohll.irwi
of tao uiurri-uro, thu ntithorltlye c-uti-
fi.ler.it-t-ly affording r-piavi for twi-ivo
pueh HHtHes, To poor pi-rsonsthelHwlni
will l-e iattuuil frw of oltarKe. Onu of
tin* two eouneillors win ia favor <>f ;oid-
ing direction* for obtalniuu; a divorce.
but it is neuiHeM to �������/ his BUj-guutioii
was not udopied.
First Dam, by Scotchman,   Second Dam
by  Hay Wallace.   Third Dam,
by Waxwork, etc.
The Earl of Moray, Jr., is a Drappled
Hrown in color, three white feet, wiih
beautiful Action and thc finest qua itv of
bone, and like his sire has a gicnt constitution, lie is rising tour years old, Eoal
ed July jib, ii!l*i7, anil weighs 1400 lbs.
He was imported by John Hetberingtoii,
from llruce County. Ontario, and will
make the season ol 1894 on his firm, Comox.
Earl of Moray; is by Earl of Moray,
(4354.) registered in the Clydesdale Stud
Hook, Vol. Vlll, page 412, with his dam
Nance of Inchstelly, as it appears iu his
pedigree.���1). MdNTOSH.
Terms��� To insure for the season, $13.
���       Ear single service, $5.
���      Graom lees, $1.50.
Courtenay Bakery
Courtenay. B. (7.
Will supply   BKKAU  oy  HBST   QUALITY, and superior  Cakes   and   I'ies.
Wedding  Cakes �� Specialty.
People of Union  will  be supplied  from
enrt  i.vi.kv   WBI5K   DAV  and  the   Hay
folk Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
E. Pimbury 8c Co.
WltOI.KHAM. and Kr.l.Ml.
Commercial St. Nanaimo, H. C
Union Clothing Store.
Oooda At Cost.
I*'or the next thirty days you can pur-
chase at the Union Clothing Store Cloth
ing, Hats, Moots, Shoes, White and Colore! Shirts, Collars, Cutis, Cents under
Clothing, Socks, Overalls, Cordlgan Jack
els at cost. The above goods all new.
Please call and inspect goods. Suits
made to order at tiie lowest possible price
J. T. Grieve.
Butcher Sandwick.
Will run butcher c��rt to Unint. Wed-
nesdxys, and Tuesdays around Comox
Settlement, Uay and Courtenay j Saturdays around Courtenay and the Hay.
Will supply "C��elablcs, eu.t;s, butter,
and cream.
Clydesdale Stallion
owned by Wm Lewis will stand it J.
W. McCann's Courtenay during lb. Ma
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough anil
Dressed luml.er always on
hand and delivered at short no
ticc. *
Also all kinds of sawn and
split fhingius and dressed pine
and cedar.
Slumping done at reasonable
rales by our Giant Stumper.
Coal,    brick    and  lime on
hand  and delivered at short
K. Grain -St I.. Mounce, I'ropra,
Society     Cards
I. 0. (). F.. No .it
l-nioi'. Ludjje, I, O. O. F��� meet-s ever/
Friday night ut I! o'clock. Visiting brethren cortliaby invited ih attend.
W.n. WiiKlu, K. S.
Hiram Loti^e N014A.K.& A.M.,H.C.K.
Courienay II. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of tbe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
U. S. McGonnftl,
K. of I'.
Collins Lod(je No 5, K. of P., niret**
everv Saturday, after tlie new anil full
moon,at 8 p. in. at Castle Hall, Cmnnx.
Visiting Knights cordially invited 10 attend.
John ILwd
K. R.S.
C. 0. 0. F.
I.oval Sunbeam Lnduc No. 100, C. O
i).   V.   meet    ill the   old   North   Coniox*
school house even second Monday at S
p. m Visiting bretliren cordially invited
to attend.
J. li. Bennett., Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister   and  Solicitor.   Ofltre in  2nd
flit, Green's Bluett-  Nanaimo,  II. C
Will lie in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay 011 Thursday,
Nanaimo Cigar t-acTory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
aeton street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   ihc   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUl-liRlOK ART!-
CI.K fuj the same inonej?
All p-'raona driving over th--whiri
ur l.rttljj;-**-* '" Ou'in)* (liHtri.it f.ntrr
than n v.hlk, will \}r proserutt'd Accord
Hi; to law.
S. Orwell
(il)V.   AgtMlt.
McKenzie & Smith.
Conduct u General
Teaming and Livery Business
Tlio flrost lludjuu 1*. tha rinst wonrtOTriil
dtonovery ofth* ��ko. KuUoibtfd by sclentitiomen
ifEu-ui-oamlAiaetlRiL  Hady��h, purelyvotfe-
table.  Stops
From**, r 11 >s
nftheii w\ii\ i;c
���ri-jiir.i'ifi   and
iitroHi   lon-Htmi entire��T��t*m.   AFTER
flih1*-��in curesDehtllty. N--iTo-i��n��--i,KmlnBtonii,
iind'liiVPl-'iiMHii.t rt-Mores vin-k i-rvni:*.   P��ln-i
iu the b��fr, lo*wM iiy -iny 01 njnmare stopped
mi ckly. Ot it 1,000 prlvato -*-i'l'ir->o**i.-nts.
rium-ttim'i-c-a in--��nH li.i-i>tein*y lu the flrtt
*t *���*������* Il v*** in* htoppi'-l lu 'to dsT>i hy thu ute of
Tti-iui'wdliwjTery WMDW-Ie by the Special.
I>ti��rilioold r^moui Huu-iwn Meafoal iDill*
int*. It u llioitrotiROrt vttuJlwr D-iide, UU
Vf-y poK-'if'U. bit turiHlt-as.   Sold hx 11.00 ft
K-ka<��er ft paakngifs tm M.ifl (plnla soidfil
rie-i. Wrtltripiftraatv-rtroni'nrBCBM.  If
yvn Imj nix bo**.** wiil ore not enllrnty eurtd.
six mtft will btamt tajoatrte at aJatbuxtt
9su6 tot clnolar* ana icsumouliOn   AMttm
'   ��� H* Asm rrnnfntKQsl
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Motel is one uf the best equipped
on tbe Pacific Coast, **nd is situated at
ihe mouib of ihr Courtenay Kiver, between Union and thc larte farming settlement of Coniox,
Trent aie plentiful in ibe river, and
I irge fjamc abounds in the neij-bboiliuod
Tl*e liar connected with  tlie hotel ia
kept well supplied   *itb  the  best wines
uul liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cumberland Hotel.
Union,. B C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures aud liar
North of Victoria,
And the best k��pt house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Hillard and Tool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
llruce *' McUonnld, 1'roprs,
Wood L Miller
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
isli  Rigsat   Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machint. Works, Nanaims.
I)c:ilt;r in llkycles. Atfeiil fur llrai.t-
fnrtl llic.cte Co., II. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, Ui-stston, number,
Nudge, New litiwe and Whltworth. Will
sell mi instulhncrit plait or lii^ ili.sctiiiiit
for c-asli. Parts suptlie.l ��� Kepairioy ii
���i�� a1'
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joun
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Stemru'r .IOaN will sail as follows
OALMMl AT W.'V I'iiHTS a. puaaouBor.
and froixht I... y off.r
I.oavo Viitnria. TuiMil/iy. 7 ft. m.
"   Salniniii for ('nini.x, SVeunwrtajr. j a. in
Leave Uumux tor Sana mn,      Krl'Uys,7a.ni.
'      Naiinhaafor Victoria   Samril-y. 7 a.m
Tor freight or state rooms apply on
hoard, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   20,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
April 27lli, 1804.   Train, run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
RuMi��� TlotteU will bu 1huo��1 hoin-ti-n nil
polatr* Tim* a fnro aud a  I'liivrter,  K'Juil fnr roturn uol ItiLtir tl��D Muiid��>*.
Ittlturn ticket* fnr ��ni> ml n hitlf ordinary
(nro    lo.iy hn   iiurcbaiHt  rtnilj' to nil poinU,
good fur ��v-*u ifiyN, laclnding iIhj- of ia-.nn.
No Kouirn Tickata Innmsd for a tarn udu
i]narter whoru tlio BinRle f(.r�� ia   lwon**|r*ltri*-
Thrua-fln mtm bulweMi VletoriaAnd-t'ofaoK
MlliHius nnil ColWIintlim tickn^cttnlwoh.
Uin.idoui-pplioii.Uuu to Tiokot AtfettU \ ictarlft
Preiiidwk Oaa'l Sn* I.
DM. ri-Jtchl Md t-Mitiiw Atfl
Ij^ha leading- hotel in Comox district.
-Kew and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tho
choicest liquors aud cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
0. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary I'uUic. Convcynni ins
In till its brunches. OtVicts Coiner-
ciul St, NaiKiimo.
Popular Store
Yarwoo-d *& Young.
hnrmtvrs, So Icltorr, Ste Office Cor,
litis ton ami Commercial .St., Na*
Ultimo, It. C.
Orn-iiislM nf iiio oi-i.utnl. Kiirtikx,
und lu led Si-im t'itlltK��i vi Kin*
btlmli.i, 1	
Nanaimo, It. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
XV, E. Mc Curuiev Chemist,
Pur-* Dpurr Cht'hiiuaU and  pHtotit
Pliynioans Presrliitloiw uud ��tlordrrs flllil
with ultra mid di-ipatcli. P. U. box 12
Wm Mathewson,
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
I'ine Milk from His  Ranch
And also will deliver lo his customs.
ilailv  Fresh  Kg       Utittef, Vcgetitbtes.
Poultry, etc
Farmers having above for sale or de*
livery should consult him.
Passengers carried to ami from Union,
���and ���
Courtenay, B. C.
General Iliad-smithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNJQS Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes  and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
������ and.������
Sash and Door Factory
A ll..**liuii,l*ru|.. Mill aZ. HO Hex 33, T��kMl
Nanaimo H. C.
A complete stock nfkotiyh ami Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, \\ Indowa and
fllinds. Mouldingi Scroll sawing-Turning
and all kinds of wood (iitislihig furnished
Cedar,     Whim   I'ine,     Redwo��d.
All orders nccnnipanled witli Cash urumpt
Iy and carefully attended lo.
Steamer I'stell
Harbor and ontslde towlnjj done at reason
able rales.
Cumberland Moat Market
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce.
Orders from surrounding conn
try promptly riiled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
G B Leighton
At th. Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
**of all kinds
Carriaf* Work and Horscstto*-
irn a specialty
Our stock ol Spring and Summer Goods is now Complete.
We have this season surpassed all previous efforts Thc goods
are simply "elegant".
The prices you will find full 20% less than past year on an
av rage.
The millinery this spring is the prettiest that has heen show"
for several years. An immense variety, of I)re-s Goods an"
Trimmings, also those nice Challies so much in demand. New
Capes, Jackets, and Mantles about half last season'sprie'es.
49 Commercial St. oloatl IX OCOtt      Nanaimo, B. C.
avnes' Sound Harbour
i lievt not lli nf   Niiniiinn.
fn     **3r0()|io-.iio (iarvirM Knnch
I        Lilt: l,1*){Cil vcssi'ls f;.n llnill.
The Marriage of Iron and Coal will here result in
The great Kings highway between Nanaimo and  Courtenay
will pass through here and also the extension of llie   Esquiinillt
and Nanaimo Railway.
Lois  will NOW be sold on F.asy Terms      "J*""?* Title perfect.
G   F. Drabble, sole agent,
Comox B C
J". iLBK-Al^ES
Union Clothing Store
Union,  13.  C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of F.nglish Worsteds for
uilings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hats. Shoes ancl
S3t. The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod.
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery  Outfit of
John \V, Fraser will continue the business at the old stand
"tSk    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and wil
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the NEWS1 Office.
For Sale.
My f.irm of 113 acres, with cal right,
nlso Mock hihI farm implement*.
James Clark.
Comox* 11.C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Met ils   and
Gunsmithing and  Tin   Work
Dingwall BuildlBg.
Oo*"ox, B. 0.
Wedding .-.nd other rings made tn order.
Rams tor Sale.
Kor SAl.t two   ne young  Rams' South
Apply lo
Geo, IlllWC,
Comox, II. C.
Famous Clydesdale Stallion
Norman McLeod III
Will stand this season as usual in thc Settlement,
owi.ed by K. Grant and Co.
Terms, rash down:���
Single scr ire, $5,00
Season, $10,00
Insurance. $15.00
Now standing! at Riverside Motel at
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and   Notions ot all kinds.
Unioi'   Mines, B C.
Eureka   Bottling  Works,
Sarsaparalla and Chumpagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Uottlcr of DiflVent llnmls of Lifer User Ste.im Beer and Porler
Aijent for Union lltewery Company.
Ity   Keg lleer sold for cash only.   "*��*)
Courtenay  B.  C.
Union Meat
meats always on hand.
Vegetables etc.
fy     Vessels   supplied on the shortest  notice.     "*"53
Simon  Leiser,  Prop.


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