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Array li. A. McBain
Real Estate Broker
Nrnaimo,   B.C.
G. A. McBain
Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 36.
$2.00 PER YEAR
��� at ���
carry a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
Boots.Shoes, Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Commercial Street, x Nanaimo, B. 0.
Financial and General Commission Broker.  .
Fire, Life, and Accident Insurance,
Correspondence Solicited. P. 0. Box 10.      M.ncy to Loan on Improved Farm Properly.
W. J. Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
    A   Full   Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,  Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
Can be made by buying now in the
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is being improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
the new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
spring into GREAT I PORTA NCE.
Now is your opportunity
Office at Courtenay. Wm. Cheney, Agent.
to buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill  Machinery, Min-
ngand mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster.Cordaga and Cement
Victoria, B C
P 0 Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence .elicited.
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
co:m:ox, bc
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour ft reed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery ft Glassware
Dry Goods
Boots ft Shoe.
Point ft Oil.
Gents Furnishings
Patient Kediciss.
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retaii, ..
DRUfiriisrs   and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, II. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician # Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
For sale, a 4 year old Perch-'
eron mare, sound, true, and
gentle, but apt to jump fences.
Weighs over 1300 lbs.
Reason for sale Horses e-
nough besides.
Duncan   Bros.
wilt be at
John    Hetherir.gton's   stable
During the Season.
Terms���To Insure, for thc Season $12.50
"      For Single Service $5.00
Groom fees, $1.50
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Personal Property Sale
Preparatory to making a business
change I am disposing of my personal effects and offer for sale the following: 15
acres of hay in the field* 1 two seated
buggy; 1 new singei sewing machine; i
bellows and anvil.
Jos. T. Grieve, Grantham
NOTICE is hereby given that under
Sec. 6 of the "Provincial Revenue Tax
Act" all employers of labor shall pav the
annual tax of $3.00 for any person or
parties in their or his employment and
may deduct thc amount so paid from the
wages or salary ofany such employe upon production and delivery of collectors
receipt therefore. Employers are also
under the same section, bound to furnish
to the collector a list of all persons directly or indirectly employed by them.
W. IJ. Anderson
Comox, May 31st,1893.
Society     Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings at7-3o b, in, in thc old
North Comox School House. Visiting
brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Lot-ge No 14A.F .& A.M.-U.C.R.
Courtenay B, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Young
K. of P.
Coniox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Biird
K. R.3.
Carts and Buggies.
��� J.. R* HWmes has just received n consignment of Carts and Buggies direct
from the manufactory of Armstrong &
Co. of Guelph' at prices lhat will defy
AU persons afe hereby notified not to
remove any limber from'off my land situated on Union Road and lately occupied by Wiifc Jones deceased.
��� \        I; John Wilson
Comox, June ist 1893.
Fine Grass Field.
, I will sell-itHe grass and use. of the
field as-a pasture for, tliis season of the
f'-eld north ofit^c't'nibn road in Courtenay andlicjftfcfcn thc river and the old
road lending t* Sandwick.
Win. LewiS.
For Sale.
One Donkey Engine and Boiler, about
8 h. p. engine with 12 h. p. boiler upright
suitable for hoisting or 1 -tinning machinery
(second hand) Price on steamer at Nanaimo $325. .
Apply to R. W. Wcnborn, Nanaimo
for further information.
facney to Loan
I nm prc'-arcd to ir-il-o short loans in sums
tj suit iii-tiii Niiieincuny security,
W-ro, L'ben-ar, Agouti Courtenay.
A large consignment of all kinds of
Harness will be received next steamer
by J. U. Holmes.
1 ztfey magic
roTtJttri-ra In Sou Mi Aft-it-n  Who   I��oiTnTr**
Fct-tr- uf f-rj-i-r.l.-imihi Truly  Wniulerfali
During tlto Etvlu war I wo* in South
Africa traveling north through Zulu-
land. I-* Dunn's reservation, two
hundred miles north from Durban, in
ifotat, I saw a witch doctor levitate thu
form of n young Zulu by waving a tuft
>f grat*.-* about hiF head, amid surroundings calculated to impress themselves
deeply upon the most prosaic iiiingin-
ation. It was evening, and thn witch
doctor, who belonged to the clam de-
scribod move than once by Rider Haggard with great accuracy, was ns revolting in his appi-urance as tbo high caste
ful;in* had beau pleasing. A number of
fakirs had gathered nbont our cam]) fire
ind I hnd ���.���.iven them some illustrations
���jf iny own skill. Thoy seamed puzzled
but were not specially curious. One of
them stole away and after some minutes
returned with their own conjurer, tho
witch doctor in question. After considerable solicitation from the natives, the intru.-a-.-ie8 of which my
knowledge* of the Zulu language
did not enable mo quite to penetrate, the conjurer, who at firat
.'���eemed reluctant to give his consent to
uu exhibition of his powers bofore ma,
took a knob kerry or club and fastened
it at the end of a thong of rawhide
about two feet long. A young native,
tall and athletic, whose eyes appeared
to bo fixed upon those of tho conjurer
witli an apprehensive steadfastness, took
hia own knob kerry and fastened it at
the end of a similar thong of hide. The
two men stood about six feet apart, in
the full glare of the fire, nnd began, all
the time in silence, to whivl their knob
kerrys nbont their heads.
I noticed that when the two clubs
seemed in their swift flight, almost to
come in contact, n spark of flame passed
or appeared to pass from one to the
other. The third time thia happened
thoro was an explosion, the spark appeared to burst, the young niun's knob-
Kerry waa shattered to pieces, and he fell
to the ground apparently lifeless. The
witch doctor turned to the high gross a
few feet behind ua nnd gathered a handful of fltalks about three feet long. Standing in the shadow and away from tho
fire, he waved, with a swift motion, exactly himilar to that of tho clubs a
few minutes before, the bunch of grass
around the head of the young Zulu, who
lay a-* dead, in tho firelight. In a
moment or two the grass seemed to ignite
in its flight, although the witch doctor
was not standing within twenty foot of
the fire, and burned slowly, cracking
audibly. Approaching moro 0I0 *ly the
form of the native in tho trance the con-
��� juror waved the flaming grass gently
over his figure, about a foot from the
flesh. To my intense amazement the
recumbent body slowly rose from the
ground and floated upwards in the air
to a height of nbont three feet, remaining in suspension and moving up aud
down, according as tho passes of the
burning grass were slower or faster. As
the grass burned-out and dropped to the
ground the bo ly returned to its position
ou the ground, aud after a few passes
from the hands of the witch doctor, tho
youngZululenpedtohia feet, apparently
none tlie worse for his wonderful experience.���From "High Caste Indian
Magic," by Prof.   Kellw,  in   North
American Hi-v"-*-.-* for .T.niinrv
Dut-I HpolUd ny 11 lt|g Dug.
Two professiunol men of Milan, Italv,
who had repaired to a frontier village to
fight a duel, were prevented from doing
so by an enormous St. Bernard dog
which appearod uu the scene just as the
would-be duel'sts were taking their
places. Several attempts to bogiu operations were made, but the dog interfered each timo. Finally the ridiculous-
ness of the situation dawned upon the
principals, and they shook hands and
returned to Milan together���New York
Up the Settlement.
Sketch of a Place in tbe Woods���
Magnificent Garden Products-
Wild "Romantic Surroundings.
Last fall I took a drive hp the valley,
taking the Upper Prairie road. Passing
rapidly along I made no stop until I came
to A. C. Salmond's place. It is about
eight miles from Conrtftnay��� a farm
place cut out of the wilderness. The
buildings.which look neat and suitable
were at tbe left of the road. There were
about ten acres in cultivation and perhaps 30 more in natural meadow and
some seeded down to grass. Mr. Sal-
mond has been here, if 1 mistake not, six
to 8 years. lie is spoken of as a retired
army officer. When he took the place
thc 10 acres now cultivated were covered
with hardback and swampy. They constitute now as attractive a piece ��f lard
as can .be found anywhere���an admirable
U-wn ana garden. The. latter is under-
drained and wis at the time I saw it
largely devoted to onions. And such on-
inns! They were the large Red Weath-
erfields and the Yellow Dan vers, 1 have
seen no such onions in the district elsewhere. The year before out of a very
little patch, he got four tons of these
beauties. He probably had last fall six
tons, and this year��� well, I hope we shall
know when the Agricultural Show comes
off. The soil is rotten mould, and with
skilled cultivation such as he is able to
bestow will produce wonders. I noticed
some Livingston tomatoes, and learned
that (.ff of ten plants he obtained 400-H s!
There was also a *ne patch of strnwber
ries, also a few gooseberries, ofthe Whit-
worth . variety. They did not m'ldcw.
Planting close is somewhat ofa preventative, hut white clover will do much to
keep the ground from being overheated
which is the cause of mildew. There
were also some Ilurbank potatoes looking
The place is a delight! and yet it is
stillinacrudestatetowh.it it may become under the skilled hands and nrtis-
tic touch of its owner. A few flowers
near thc door leading into the garden���
children of beauty��� were doubtless indebted to thc lad'v who presides over the
domestic department. It is pleasant to
see these evidences of taste and refinement in thc "backwoods". They looked
so doubly beautiful on account of their
wild surroundings. Except fov the open
������pace made here in the heart of the forest by p tient and intelligent industry, all
was wild and primeval. To go to a
neighbor's was to pass through the woods
Not far off were the mountains. The
Olllf lav to the right about three miles
through the giant cedars and tall firs.
All around the little opening, the dense
foresti Near thc margin of the garden
and meadow were thc tracks of the black
bear, and other wilt! beasts. Here the
panther sometimes faced the conquering
rifle, and the torest yielded its game and
llie not far off strenmits'T"sh inns prod-
tt-al abundance as the garden its vegeta
tion. If one loves the solitudes, and to
commune wilh nature, studying her varying moods, and yet would not part with
thc charms of civilization, here is the
spot he would choose.
Tdxada Island Notes.
Mr. C. R. Miller of Texada was ever
here la-*t week. He reports that there
ha-* been a full month this season in
which there was no rain there. His
strawberries, he said, b d done well, had
ripened and been eaten long ago. He
reports 50 new claims taken up this season, and says there are several parties
prospecting there. Several hereabout
are interested in claims there, especially
in tbe Copper King. Thc parties arenn
derstood to be C. R. Miller, Wm Grieve,
Hnrrv Piercy and Isaac Davis. They
intend to send some specimens to a Koo-
tenav smelter to be thoroughly tested.
Miller is sinking a shaft for The Texada Gold and Silver Mining Co. on the
southwest side of the island, and a new
companv organized in Victoria is sinking
a shal in a copper mine on the northeast
side of thc island. This company is taking up a lar^e number of claims.
Mr. Priest, engineer nf Nanaimo is engaged in making surveys, and thc outlook for mining developments this summer is very promising.
A Box of Prodigies.
Thk News desires to express Its heor-
ty thanks to Mr. John J. R. Miller of
Litt'e River for a box of early six weeks
turnips, handsome lettuce, early ex"ress
cabbage, new Barlctta onions, ox hea.t
parsnip-*- and crown jewel potatoes. We
dont believe that anybody else in the
district could furnish samples of vegetables equal to these. Thev were the
best of their kind and as may well be sup
nosed of the very best variety. The turnips are entitled to the blue ribbon; the
1ettuce,a bunch from a single stock, weigh
cd alb*.; the cabbage was solid as the lCilb
shot tli.it the boys played with on Pomin
Ion Day; the onions, arc Italian variety,
the earliest grown and thc smallest and
most dclicious;the ox head parsnips, well
il ynu like these Vegetables ynu would
never ha��-fl any other; and the crown jewel potatoes were jewels indeed, large.
mealy and luscious. We mean to visit
Little River soon and then maybe we will
tell you something about the place that
produces such wonderful vegetables.
Onngeand Grape Land.
Wc have ifto acres of land in Orlando
Co. Florida, near Lake Butter, and between two lines of railroads. The land
contains a variety of soil, some suited to
OtUNOli CULTURE other parts to GRAM
Culture; It will grow anything which
can be produced in that Most Dki.icht-
t-ui.t. CLIMATE. Will sell or exchange
for city or country property. Enquire of
M. Cly on the Canvithcn farm, or of Geo
Parks at Union.
Ice Cream and Stawberry
The Ladies' Aid Society ofthe Presbyterian Church [Sandwick] Comox, intend
holding a Strawberry aiul Ice Cream
Festival in the ante-room of the Church
on the evening of Friday 14th July.
Thc Festival will be sandwiched with
a choice Literary and Musical programme
Admission only 25 cents.
Union   Flashes.
July 10th��� The clouds have rolled by,
and the day is nearly perfect. It Ls hoped that the lime of cloud, rain and mist
has past not to return before fall.
Saturday evening was a lime which
will long be remembered. Grant ���Sl.Mc-
Grcgor's new hall was opened for the first
time to the public. The people arc rutt
urally a little proud of it, and well they
maybe for few places 0/ ihc size of this
have as fine a one. It is well shaped,
with good acoustic properties, and finely
lighted, having two handsome 3-lighted
exteminn brass chandeliers with double
burners and ruby shades. The singe
lights correspond in character with the
others. On the occas-sion referred to the
hall was used for an ice cream and strawberry festival under the auspices of the
Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society. Thc
haW wm sufp'ted with a serving table a-
rroi-s the rear end, and two long tables
extending #rd down thc length, with
ample space for tlie people. On the
right hand bide as von entered was along
table piled wilh ladies' fancy wcik, the
part nearest lhe door being devoted to
candies etc., and presided over by Miss
Turnbull. The center tables were laden
with cake, and radient with flowers the
gift of Mrs. McDonald of the "Pay.
The programme partook ofthe nature
ofa conversazione, although in part it
was ,1 little more formal. Recitations
were well rendered by Miss May Grant,
Master Gen. Walker, and Miss Hannah
Anthony, but the effect was diminished
by the spaciousness of the hall which
rendered it difficult to heir. The Adopted Child-��� a .dialogue was given by Miss
Jessie and Master Walker. A solo song
was finely executed by Mr. Howell, Mr.
Mundell, the new custom's officer, recited
a Scotch piece, in natural style. Anthems were rendered at intervals by the
choir, and the programme varied by the
singing of the quartette. Appropriate
speeches were made by Revs. Mr. Robson, Higgins, Adamson and Fraser. The
people of Union recognize in Mr. Fraser
ft conscientious worker and are always
pleased to see and hear him. It was also
pleasant to hear Mr. Robson, and see no
denominational lines drawn on ice cream
and strawberries. Mr. Adainsnn's speech
was greatly admired by the ladies. He
wittily said that man Was thc head but
woman the neck, and intimated that the
neck generally wagged the head. I suppose the gentleman from Alberni got an
extra pl.tte of st rawberries for that. Speak
ing of strawberries it should be known
that these berries, so 'argc, and twei t,
came from the Jubilee Farm, Ladner's
Landing and I am requested to incorporate in these notes the thanks of the Pres
byterian Ladies Aid Society to Messrs
Duncan and Urquhart for their gift of
the delicious cream wlrch everybody enjoyed. A noticeable feature of thc entertainment was the presence of so many
prominent ocoplc from all parts of the
district. The hall was crowded to its utmost capacity, and yet*there1 was plenty
for all. Of course It was financially gratifying.
And now as we leave the good things
in the hall, suppose, if you arc not yet
tired, that we step into the new store' of
Grunt & McGregor underneath. As it
is the only establishment of ihe kind
north of Nanaimo, it may lie worth your
while The entrance is Inviting. The
owners evidently understand the value of
a good introduction. Their names stand
out in artistic letters from a blue background' and down lhe sides of lhe French
glass show windows in perpendicular
lines is FURNITURE, Fancy rockers,
and satin lined elegancies are in ihc windows. Passing inside we find oak, ash,
pine, and walnut formed with ornamental
carvings into bedsteads, stands, tables,
bureaus, safes, cases, etc. Mattresses of
woven wire of al! kinds and prices. Good
ness gracious! here are bath tubs��� a
place of escape from the rain we suppose.
Undertakers materials of all kinds, 1 full
supply. There is��� sad to sav no escape
from the undertaker��� unless we cremate
hut if yon dont cremate here is the "best
place on earth" to get a respectable out-
lit for lin.il leave taking- no need of go.
ing away to some other place for it.
Hut while I've been writing you've been
looking and of course *;een a great many
things I havent spoken about, and will
agree with me that bete is a verv complete assortment of about everything in
thc furniture line.
I called your attention once before to
the neat appearance ofthe white cottage
where resides the Rev. Mr. Higgins-
neat fence, walks, yard free from stumps,
and tessellated witb flowers. Today 1
walked around to thc rear and saw where
rocks and stumps held sway a few weeks
ago, a smiling garden, tubers almost ripe
and a fine assortment of family vegetables
possessed of an air of conscious dignity
and worth. Soon after the renewing
touch was seen here, I walked farther a-
long the avenue and on the other side beheld the humble cottage ofthe Rev. Mr.
Robson; The surroundings there appeared to be untouched by the artistic
hand, and wiping a large tear of regret
from my sympathetic eye 1 passed on.
Thc next tune I went that way I noticed
the commencement of a change, The upheaval of the frost- or something else-
had freed the roots and stumps of their
hold in the yard, and they came tuuib-
Ingou'. What! said I, has some grod
angel in the gui**e of n modest member
of the Methodist Ladle* Aid Society
whispered in the cars o' lover, brother, or
husband the fact thnf something will have
lo be done now? It was a good angel
that suggested it anyway. Today I noticed the slumps were all out. the yard
smoothed *-ff. I shall expert to fee the
flowers smiling in thc vard while tbey
listen to the dulcet strains of that new
piano inside. These evidences of appreciation of the work of these two devoted
pastors are pleasant to all beholders.
The A brains store is rapidly approach*
ing completion. It is expected lhnt il
will be occupied by Aug. 1.
Grant & McGregor have the contract
for the new building of Clay & Viles- -
: storey, front sales room; backpnrt, restaurant) up stairs, family room; bakery
in lhe rear.
A new fence is being put around II. P.
Collis' yard and rcMuencc. It. Mellado
is doing the work which means an artistic job.
The barque Detroit, is in, loading for
Honolulu. Capt Durrals, wife and family are with her.
The steamer Queen will be due on
Sunday, on her way from Alaska.
The tug Tepic was here last Friday for
coal for ihc C. P. Railway.
The tny Falcon was in Saturday for
coal for the Northern Pacific steamship,
A good loial trade is springing up ft��r
Union coal-- which should be named on
account of its superior quality, the None
Si ch.
The diamond drill has disclosed e-
nough coal already to keep the mines going at full capacity for the next ten yttrs
without farther use of lhe drill which has
only touched thc outskirts ofthe best deposits.
Local Brevities
The weather has been very favorable
this season ��� for ducks.
Mr. Limes Moulder ofthe Union road
has built himself a barn about 26 by 6ott.
Kennedy "made murder pastime" if we
are to believe his story.
Prof. Macoun and party left on tht ss.
Joan last Friday for Nanaimo.
W. R. Robb of Comix is putting an
addition on his barn.
J. A. Halliday has put up a good sized,
ed commodious barn.
The reward offered for the capture oi*
Kennedy is $500.
The Duke of York was married last
Thursday to Princess May of Teck.
Mr. J. Berkeley has purchased an elegant two seated rig. It came from Mam
Rev. Mr. Adamson of Alberni came
up on the ss. loan last Wednesday and
is thc guest of Rev. Mr. Fraser.
Messrs Hrown, Moore and Stewart of
Comox paid Courtenay a visit on Sunday
coming by the river route.
This office is indebted lo Mrs. Crawford for a jar of nice cream and some delicious strawberries.
J. J. Grant and M. McArdle returned
from their trip among thc north gulf islands on Thursday last looking nearly.
The Underground men at Union have
challenged the Overground men to a lug
Ofwnrand back tip their challenge with
a bet of $100 that they will win.
Robert Sanderson, the contractor, com
menccd the work of construction of the
hotel and store at Union Wharf, i.n
The people are gradually making mere
and more use ofthe telegraph. It quit k-
ens the pulse of civilization, and is a
great educator. .    ���
Remember that the ss. Joan is, advertised this week to arrivo the 14th and
and leave the 15th at 5 a. m. She is aho
expected lo arrive late on the 141I1.
Messrs Young St Scharschmidt are
having a neat verandah put on thc front
of their office and pharmacy. J. W. McCann is doing the work.
. There is a petition being circulated tr��
have established a weekly mad service be
tween Comox and Valdes Island. Every
body should sign it.
Ilyron Crawford raised,Monday, a new
barn on the Hay road this side of the
long bridge. There was a regular bee
and a jolly time.
F. S. Hussy, superintendent of Provincial police was up last Wednesday, ar-
companied by officer Douglas. They
went north 10 aid in search of the fugitive
murderer, Kennedy.
The Lake trail leads out through some
fine land. Put thc road in shape so lhe
settlers can get in and out with their products and this section will soon be a.
thriving settlement.
Remember the ice cream and strawbrr
ry festival at Rev. Mr. Fraser's church
Sandwick, Friday night. It will be well
worth attending. A good place for ihe
young man to take his girl.
Thc other night about to o'clock we
were startled by a strange explosion. It
came from the direction of McPhee's.
What could it he? We thought thc boiler had butst at .Urquhart's mill, but no,
that had shut down hours before. The
phenoininal weather had prepared us to
expect anything, and it might be - yes,
anything. We rushed over determined
to ascertain the cause. McPhee's outside
door stood ajar and wc passed in, breath
less and found the entire family gathered
in the sitting room There was a smell
nf powder and W. C. Pierce, thc photographer, was standing by his instrument.
He hid just taken a Hash picture!
Comox, July 6th 1803,
The SS. Joan will make thc next trip
from Nanaimo to Comnx on thc  141I1 of
July, returning on the 15th,  leaving Comox at 5 a. in.
J. K. Poller.
The owner of a pair nf breeching* left
at my stable in Courtenay, P.. C. on thc
5th of May last is hereby notified to call
and pay all charges and expenses and
remove the same, within ihe next 30chtyn
or they will be sold.
John W. Fraser.
Pursuit of Kennedy.
Al the time of going to press thc only
news of the pursuit comes from Coroner
Walkem of Nanaimo, who returned, lie
reports lhat thc officers in their lime
steamer came in sight of Kennedy somewhere in the neighborhood of where ihe
Salmon River empties into the Gulf; tliut
they beached his boat, and then lowering ii boat from tbe steamer attempted
to put ���"���ft*when Kennedy fired a rifle -hot
stinking thc boat a little abote water
line, the ball narrowly escaping one of
the officers, lie also reports that Ken-
nedy has been left nothing but his arms
and ammunition,
Courtenay Village School.
Annual Report
Year ending June loth 93.��� Allow.
ance 540.00. Paid out for school purposes; Scrubbing school house $2.co; fixing hinge on gate $0,501 cutting and delivery of; cords of wood,$2o.oo; I broom*
fo.50; advertisement in paper about u**e
of school house $0 50; chalk for school
Jt.oo; for lighting stove and sweeping
school $15.00; total $39.50. Balance on
hand $0.50,
John Piercy, Secretary, -'���'  ^Jpi-S-SSST"'!'!* J-MJgSL'Ba
in that calling m in any other employ ment
1 have been interested in the experience
and Itemised accounts that havo appeared tn
the papers from timo to time of those who
are considered successful, aud I would like
to give your readers an account of what a
youug man has doue in this Province.
I looked over his day book lately, in which
be keeps au account of all the money he
receives and from what source ; alio his expenditures. For the year past he has received 3900. Tht most of thu sum came from
the sale of butter ; although the cash received for two cows sad about 1300 pounds of
pork and 15 cords of wood is included ; in
fact, every item of income is included in the
above amount. Heaold no hay or grain and
but few apples. His farm cuts from 2") to
30 tons of hay, aud he hu kept 10 cows
that havo given milk, Hia other stock consists of six heifers and two horses. Besides
the hay and grain grown on the place, he
has bought grain to the amount $165, mostly cotton-seed meal. The skim-milk is fed
to hogs and he thus makes a large quantity
of good dressing for the farm. Uy changing
work with a neighbor in haying, his expense
for help on the farm was leas than 935.
Besides supporting a family of five persona comfortably and paying other incidental bills, he haiWd ,8325, and thua
practically cleared the home farm from
Ohnmfnx Temperature-
The tendency of the times ia all the time
in favor of a lower and lower temperature
for churning, and thia precludea using aour
cream, as It would foam and fill the ohurn
with non-churnable froth. Mildly acid
cream, cool churning, getting at it early ir
the morning and attending strictly to bus!
ness will make a good texture in June with
none of the special arts used at other seasons of the year to make imitations of June
butter, June butter ii the standard. Just
straight, square, honest June butter, Prop
all devices uaed at other times to make the
buttor reaomblo June butter, and do
straight, solid work.
Hit* I'm*. Iiirlal ll.ianl -. Iteporl of Ike Prcr*
eul Prosptetl -A Favorable Forecast.
Fall Wheat.���The reports as to the condition of this crop were not so favorable on
June 1st as on April 17th, the date of the
former bulletin. In some townships as much
us one-half of the eutirecrop has been plowed up, iu others from one-third to one-quarter hits been seriously injured by rain and
front; ou the whole at least one-quarter of
the crop of the entire province haa been
plowed up and sown to other crops. Great
variation in reported as to that whioh has
been left, the best and moat vigorous fields
being those lyiug high or well drained. The
Luke Krie counties report fair prospects.
Lake Huron und Georgian Bay, under the
average and a high percentage plowed up j
West Midland, fiir to good; Kant Midland,
average. On the whole the returns for tbe
province may bn summarized thus: acreage
reduced by at least one-quarter) growth
backward ; general condition vaiiable ;
prospoots on June 1st nut quite up to the
Kyi*.���Power reports than usual have
been received as to rye. Tho crop, however,
m-oiiih lo have Htooil the winter ami spring
better than full wheat aud to be in a prom*
Islng oondltlon, The total amount of grain
for 1 he province will lie small.
Spring Wheat,���'the continued rains of
the late spring delayed sowing in most
counties, In the north aud north-eastern
suctions the larger portion of tho spring
wheat was yot to he sown on June 1st. The
dry weather following the heavy rains
crusted the soil so that in many places the
young plants had d illicit Ity in pushing
through. As a result tbe fields were more
nr k-Hs patchy. That which had made
growth was rcporled in line appearance.
Tho acreage will probably hi; about the same
i.n lust year. Tho prospects on June 1st.
were fair for what hud made a start.
Barley,���-Sowing wait iu progress June 1st,
Iu comparison with forme-.* years the acreage
will likely be still further reduced. Noth-
ing oould 1 ���������������������.iiI as toconditiou, since very
little was up above the ground.
Oats. ��� Upon well drained and highlands
oats wore put in early and auch bad a vigor-
oua and iiromifiifig appearance at tbe beginning of the month. Most of the crop, however, was put in late. Au Increased acreage i-, reported, especially from tbe Lake
Huron and Georgian Hoy counties. As far
aa it waa possible to report, the returns
were very favorahlo ; in fact this crop was
roported as the most promising of the grain
oropson -lime Isi.
Peas.���An increased acreage in Simcoe,
��� 'ley, Brace and Huron is reported, A
Blight deerease in the eounties of thB West
Midland, and lake Krie districts, owing
doubtless to tlio past ravages of the "bug."
As far as could be roported upon, tho young
crop was in fair condition.
Hay and Clover.���Although meadowa
were regarded as being rather a littio late
an correspondents wrote, they were
rulo full of promise A few yields were
described as patchy, but the greater part of
comments made upon tho condition of tbe
crop were of a hopeful and oven enthusiast ic nature, ���������iiviully whon alluding to
now meadows. .Should favorable weather
continue the hay cut will be one of tbe beat
in recent yoars.
Other Crops,���Some other crops, auch
as corn, potatoes, etc., wero this year do-
layod so long by the wet weather that we
can give uo definite reports as to their
condition or prospect on June 1st.
Fruit.���Vegetation was rather backward
at, the beginning of tho month, but the
pleasant woather of the first week of June
was sending things forward with a rush,
Frnlt trees wero well advanced in blossom
in most sections, and in aome of the early
localities bhe young fruit was beginning to
sot, The promise fnrup-*h-a ia not as great
as iiaual, more particularly in the western
half of the province, as tbe blossoming has
been comparatively light, especially among
the winter sorts. Pears are moro profuse
in bloom. Peaches came through the
winter with but little hurt, and made au
excellent show of blossom. Plums appear
to have suffered more than any other fruit;
a large number of trees have died In the
counties of Grey and Simcoe during the
winter. Cherries, where they have escaped
tin-Made.knot, are likely to yield well.
Grapes have experienced but little injury
from winter-killing, and start the season
with good prospects. Has\. berries, where
not laid down, were somownat injured by
the heavy snow, yet taken altogether the
reports regarding small fruits aro encouraging.
Boas,��� Reports concerning be��s are far
from Hiitisfnotory. Homo correspondents
complain of tho severity of the winter, while
others say that skilled apiarists wintered
their colonics with but litth ' 	
wet  mid backward spring,   .._ ,
bum very  trying to   bees,   spring   dwind-1 werfl t0 8teP in and to aay thatcommon and
ling waa common, and stocks  entered  the  flc��ib aires wore proscribed hy law and that
in consequence their continued uae would
be aerime against the commonwealth ? We
euaot laws against weeds, which tosogreatan
It should be remembered that specialized and added qualities desired cannot be
fed into the cow in one year or one generation. Just here Es where there ia much
false reasoning and more erroneoua practice.
If food ia potent it ia aaid that all we have
to do ib to increase the quantity and improve the quality and the problem is immediately solved, but it ia never aolved
in that way, and oan be only by ��� steady,
judioioua increase of food, with Improvement in its quality through several, sometimes many, generations. And whether
we start from a poor or a good animal, the
problem of permanent improvement must
always be solved by a steady, uniform
effort, and not by spasmodic attempts.
No man but a dolt would start with the
pooler animal when the better one could be
secured at reasonable cost; he would be
atill more unwiae if he did not preserve
those animala whioh he deemed heat. Rut
while doing thia it must be kept in mind
that selection fa but opportunity to secure
what haa already been produced. Vou
cannot run a dairy on selection. Pedigrees
are good, but they too will not run a dairy.
It muat be run with animals that can eat,
digest and assimilate large amounts of food
and economically turn it into milk solids.
If the ancestors of these animals whioh
do the profitable work of tho dairy were
alike efficient then so much the better.
Since we have not these animala at bund
in sufficient numbers for all the dairies,
then we muat breed them, and thia ia a
comparatively easy task if a few simple
rulea are intelligently followed.
Prinoiplei of Breeding.
To effect improvement in tbe grading of
any class of live stock, aad to sustain suoh
improvement when effected, it is necessary
to uae a male good individually and able to
enatamp his own characters and those of his
anoestryuponhisotrapriug. Pure-bred males
poBseaa this power In virtue of the dominant characteristics which have accumulated
through breeding in a certain line for generations. Grade animala do not possess
these dominant characteristics, since they
have not been bred loug enough in a certain
line to secure them. It ia impossible for
them to transmit what they do not possess,
and because of thia lack of dominant characteristics iugrade males wo almost uniformly get variable results when we use them as
Therefore how unfortunate it is lor the
fiocks of thia country  that  the farmers
thereof can ever think of using anything
else than pure-bred sires, says ThomasShaw
of the Cntaiio agricultural college.   The
man who does not uae pure-bred sires is certainly guilty of a crime against himself. He
sins against his family, and who will aay,
���,liraw  nay, who dare aay, that he doea not sin
.-_.   The cold I****"*6 t(��e state?   Should it  bo looked
however,   has I "Pon ��" unwarranted interference if theatate
Komi- import*-at Rem Id w lit al aril nt the
Experimental station.
Superintendent McKay, of Indian Head,
says the observation of everyone travelling
through the country laat summer, was that
wherever crops were put in in good order,
they were looking well, and when the land
was not well worked quite the reverse was
the caso. Suoh has been the experience for
the past ten years, with one exception, that
of laat year, in which owing to plenty of
rain, the poorest worked land gave aa good
if not better returns than the best. The
yield of land worked as our soil must be to
give regular and satisfactory returns, has
borne out the observations of travellers.
The report saya :���
" We have in thia district, and I doubt
not, in others also, farmers who have this
year from 30 to 40 buahela per acre on fat-
low land,while on their stubble land, equally good soil, only eight to fifteen buahela.
Granted that a good sample of grain is
sometimes obtained from stubble land, and
that such laud matures the grain in a shorter period than fallow, atill tho risk ia very
great. The reason of injury to stubble crops
is the want of sullicient moisture in the soil
to carry the grain over the hot period.
Stubble land, whether ploughed in the fall or
spring or sown without ploughing at all
never haa sufficient moisture to carry a crop
to maturity unless the June and July rains
are in excess of ordinary years. In fallow
land, if properly worked,autficient moisture
has been stored up to mature grain In the
driest year, and farmers in the Territories
should have every year at least two-thirda
of their crop of fallowed land. Not only
do aettleri risk too much crop on atuhblo
land at ita beat, that is, after ploughing
and sowing in the very beat manner, but
thousands of acres are put in iu the second,
third, and even tho fourth year, without
ploughing a furrow. The stubble Ib burned
off, if possible, and the grain sown by drill
and not touched again until out. Thia mode
of farming may in one year out of ten give
a fair crop on good heavy soil; but on light
land with a gravelly or poor sub-soil, the
chances are against it producing even a
medium crop at auy time.
It haa before been pointed out that fallowed land, in a surprising manner, stores
up and retaina moi-ture enough to carry
grain through the hottest and driest summer. Fallow-land may in a wet season have
too muoh moisture, causing rank growth of
straw instead of quickly maturing grain,
yet our wet seasons are ao few in comparison to the dry ones, that the risk is at most
only two years out of ten���1884 and 1891
being the only wet seasons since 1881, Besides, fallows can he made to retain less
moisture by puttiug leas work ou them.
One good ploughing in the mouths of June
or July, and surface cultivation afterwards
to keep down the weeds, instead of two
plougbingB, will hold less moisture and
cause the grain to ripen four or six days
earlier. This applies to heavy soil. In
lighter land with gravelly or poor subsoil,
two ploughing and plenty of aurface cultivation Bhould be given. The plough ings
should be as deep as possible. On the Ex
perimontal Farm, three ways were followed
in 1891 in working the fallows:���1st.
Ploughing deeply early in the spring and
afterward keeping the weeds down by aurface cultivation. 2nd. Ploughing three
inches deep first, surface cultivation afterwards to keep down the weeds, and after
harvest ploughed deeply. 3rd. Gang
ploughing in the spring and fall with shallow aurface cultivation between. Of the
three modes the first ia recommended for
heavy soil, and tho aecond for light laud but
instead of three inches deep, the land
ahould be ploughed aix inches deep at first.
tacts Proved to be Stronger than Vnltr* M*lw Traov* *rc Be,Bg ���urrl��*
to the Front.
A St. Paul special says:���A special train
over the Northern Pacific railway left at 7
this evening with Compsny D., Third Infan-
The third way ripened the grain four days
earlier than the    ' ���   ��� ->
earlier than the other two but the yield was
active Hoasou rather weak. Several cor-
respondents spoke of dysentery, hutonly two
made mention of foul brood. The mortality
in greater than usual, ranging from 1 to 100
per cent, and averaging over 2~> per cent,
Swiirniiug was only beginning when correspondents wrote.
Labor and Wages, ���The most noticeable
feature ofthe reports concerning farm labor
h tho frequent mention of tbe departure
ol young Canadians from the homestead for
the United States und the North-west, and
their replacing by inferior help from the
old country, many coming from the
" Iloiues." Thero appears to be a sufficiency of laborers of a certain sort, but men of
skill are aearce. Wages for the working
season range from $14 to 820 with board,
tho average being $17.17, or 118 cents more
than last year. The rate without board
runs from $20 to (27.50, tho average being
$24.70- an increase of 10 cents over the
previous year. Day laborers on the farm
average 88 cents with board, or two cents
moro than iu 1801, but first classmen get
from 91,00 to fl.88. Day wages without
board average SI. 17, which ia also 2 centa
more than iu tho preceding year, but skilled laborers get as high na $1-37*1 aud even
91,00 per day.
HxerciHo for Uowb-
Dairy publication) aro discussingconsider-
ably l be needs nf exorcise for milch cows, and
many different opinions arc oxpressod with
praotlaal experiences to prove eaoh varying
opinion,  A correspondent of Hoard'* hairy.
man says thut while he is not willing to go
to tllO full extent that (Jov. Hoard does in
Ills " nervous theory,'' he cau subscribe tor
the most part to tlie deductions. No one
will put forward the model bcof cow as a
milker and on thc other band no one will
put forward the model dairy cow for a beef
animal. In either case there must be a
most perfect development of tho body and
how can we get that, asks the correspondent,
if we deprive tho animal of the eiercise
which i.-t essential to that development ?
In former times, and in India at the present
day, men witb thc belief that self-torture
tends to boliiHHH, have deprived an arm or
a leg nf all exorcise with the result that in
the courao of time tho member becomes
withered and useless ; will not like treatment affect nur cattle ?
\Vhen the man pleads for tbe cow,
pleads for universal motherhood, nnd I do
uot believe that a mini who is unkind to
his. cows will be kind to hia wife; then
ought wo not to f'ght shy of thia mistaken
kindness that In many oases can  lie little
les-i than torture��� the keeping ofa cow on
twenty square feet of hard floor for six
months at a stretch ?
Suooosaful Farming.
i have not much confidence in the judgment of those who talk disparagingly of
,'nrming as a business, fori believe an in-
telbgcnt ymiiig man wilh business ability
nnd enterprise may achieve us much success
extent deface aud blot and disfigure an advancing civilization, but what weed, I aak,
is ao potent for evil aa a aire of scrub lineage,
whose mission in life is to beget animala
like himself, which empty the mangers of
the farmers who provides them food without
giving any adequate return?
But It must be remembered there are
scrub pure-breda, and of all kinds of scrub
sires the scrub pure-bred is tbe worst. He
leaves deterioration behind him wherever
he goes. If inferior himself and his ancestry
have also been inferior, though hia pedigree
may be as long ai the tower of Babel was
high, he ia only able toboget offspring characterized by meanness of form, and inability
to respond well to generous treatment.
What a glorious possibility of improvement ia thus brought within the reaoh of
every farmer.
Another most important point to consider
by those farming in the North-west Territories, is smut, which causee untold loss to
the country. Although this enemy of wheat
waa leas prevalent the past season than in
1891, fow localities if any, wero entirely free
from it. That it can be overcome by treating the seed with blueatone, no matter how
badly affected the aced may be, ia almost a
certainty. It ia however, absolutely necessary that the seed be treated properly.
In teats made on the Experimental Farm
the past year, the best reaulta were obtained
by mixing tho blueatone with sufficient
water, sd that when put over the seed
there was enough to thoroughly wet every
grain and keep it wet for several hours. In
the email plot tests (1-10 acre), the same
qimnity of blueatone was uaed per buahel
aa in the field teats, but mixed with more
water; and the small plots invariably gave
the beat results and the least smut. In the
small plots, also, the worat smutted wheat
that could possibly be obtained, waa used for
seed, while the larger plots were sown with
seed almost entirely free from it. For the
larger ptota one pail of water waa used to
ten buahela of seed ; for the smaller plot \\
pails to ten buahela.
The Coming Hog.
The future hog must be a rustler, by
which ia not meant a "razor-baok " or
"hazel ���splitter," but one that hu the get-
up and-grow to him : an animal of fine
Kroportfona, with extra top Una, broad deep
ama, clean cut, smooth under line, free
from flabblness of jowl or belly, with deep
bacon sides and duepoesa extending well
back to flank and forward to shoulder, not
uneven, and deep in ceutre, having a fine
cut head, smooth and broad between the
eyes, jaw brood and tapering well even to
muzzle, eyea clear and prominent, with
ears standing out well from the head, break*
ing evenly and smooth towards the point,
but would even prefer a atanding-up ear to
a drop or flop ear, aa a drop or flop, flabby
jowl and underline in my experience are
not rustlera and are more inclined to diaease
from their nature of slothfulness, and these
bad habits are generally found together.
The bone should not be too large, but one
ol fine and stroug texture, legs firm, standing erect on their pins and tapering well
from arm down to their feet.
Some people have an idea that the size
is the moat desirable in the aeleotion of a
hog, and that large bones, no matter how
badly ahaped, fa the hog for them, claiming that large hogs must have large bones,
While a good bone Is desirable, if well
shaped, a small bone ia more to my notion
than a big, awkward-ehapei one, for thia
reason���a hog that has the right form and
small bone possesses the property of putting on deep flesh and making big returns
for hia feed and carrying to market deair-
able meat, while the other is a harder longer feeder, and goes to mstket with a larger
per cent, of low priced meat.
m   ii si  ��� .
Fewer suicides occur in Ireland than in
any other country in Kurope,
The paper stockings recently invented,
and worn in Oermauy, are aaid to be a pre-
vetitive of colda. In them there ia a chemical preparation whleh absorbs the moisture
of the feet.
Whioh Country Beoeives thi Largest Number of British Visitors?
Of all European countries France receives
by far the largest number of I'.ritiah visitors
annually, although many of them only pass
through the country on their way to one of
tbe other Continental resorts. It is estimated that between 700,000 and 800,000
British people leave Britain in the eourae
of a year for the Continent, of whom more
than half are received by France. The
French capital, the gay city of Paria, the
bathing resorts on the French coasts, and
the various resorts In the South of France
are very popular with British visitors. The
facilities offered by the railway and steamship companies enable many West-end residents to spend the week-end on the French
coasts. Next to France, the United States
is the foreign country whioh receives most
British visitors annually, who number, exclusive of emigrants, between 400,000 and
f-00,000. A large portion of these, however,
are the same Individuals continually crossing the Atlantic to transact their business.
Large numbers of British visitors are also
annually received by Switzerland and Italy ;
the lakes in both countries, the Swiss mountains, aud the city of Rome having great
powers of attraction.
the Remarkable Care of u Long Time Suf-
ftrtr-KheniuathuioTTrn Tear.'staatl-1 try" United Stater7 regulars, and wTlf hasten
lux I'crniaa-enlly l urrd a ntoty Fall! with the greatest possible speed to Brainerd,
or interest to all other snfferera. | Minn., where the troops will
Sunday Morning New-*, Montreal. march all night to-night and until to-morrow
Impressed   with   the   persistency   with * evening, wheu it is expected they will arrive
which the moat astonishing accounts of cures j ft* Leech Like reservation, where trouble
""'   * of sueh serious nature exists that soldiers
are needed. Despatches from that region
are very meagre, but very urgent, the lost
of them reading:���" Dr. Walker is a
prisoner at Leech lake and must have aid
at once. Send officers and troops at once."
James Walker, tho resident physician at
Leech lake, and a companion, went out hunting on Monday morning and the former, by
accident, in shooting at a fawn, shot and so
seriously wounded a popular voung Indian
that he died in a few hours. Thia so angered the Indians on tho reserve, a littio over
400 iu number, that they gave the hunters
chose and captured Dr. Walker. They
hurried him into the woods several miles
away and what hasbetn done with him can
only be conjectured. The general belief is
that he has been scalped and cut to pitces
by the Chippewaa who are very ugly when
drinking. There ia fear nlso that settlers
along the reserve will suiter as the Chippewaa have three times in tho lust half dozen
years driven off thc whites. There is still
hope, however, thnt the Indiana are holding
Walker in tbo hope of securing n bribe from
tho Oovernment. The troopa are expected
to reach Brainord at 10 p.m. Their march
across the country will be hampered hy
inn-n-uito-i and intense heat. It is UO degrees now.
A Visit to Oandahftr-
The latest Indian mail received in London
brought the details of the reception in Can-
dahar of Major Vale, who is on his way to
Kluisk to aid In settling a frontier dispute
between the Russian and Afghan authorities.
It ia now thirteen years since the Brltiah
troopa ovacuatod Candahar, and Major Yate
is the firat British officer to visit tbo oity
since lSSi. He arrived there with an escort
of fifty Afghan cavalry, on April II, und was
cordially received by the Governor antl all
the principal official-*. A villa built by tbo
Amir outside tho city wa*- placed nt his disposal, and ho visited thc bazaars and other
public places freely. A military review wna
held iu bis honor. He found tbe cemetery
in which are buried tbe bodies of the British Boldiers who fell iu and around Caudabar
during the last Afghan war, in good order.
The tombstones nntl inscriptions are in many
coses gone and individual graves oannot,
therefore, lie easily identified, and although the regimental monuments are all
standing, the inscriptions have disappeared.
Tho graven, however, are perfect, and have
not boon touched or deaecratod in anyway.
It is Bald that during Major Yi.tc'a visit
thore waa no symptom of tho national and
racial fanaticism which are said to prevail
so strongly in Afghanistan. He waa to
leave Candahar on April 1,1, and expected to
reach Herat, where ho wna to be joined by
the Afghan Commissioner! on May 7. Recent reports of tho growing coolness of the
Amir towards the British are thought to
have no Bcrioua foundation, but Oriental
potentates aro not iu the habit nf wearing
their hearts upon their sleeve-- ior daws to
peck at.
Foreigner! In Frs-noi-
There are no less than five bills before
the French Chamber whose object is to
check or prevent the immigration of for*
eigners into the country. According to
the latest figures there ate 480,000 Belgians, 280,000 Italians, 100,000 Hermans,
and 40,000 British and Swiss settled or employed in France, These 000,000 aliens
aro likely, moreover, to inoreose rapidly
not only by immigration, but by superior
fecundity, the birth-rate among foreigners
being far higher than.among Frenchmen.
The foreigners are exempt from tho conscription, which causes employers to prefer
them sb laborers, and they Bend away large
sums of money, 935,000,000 from Pans
alone in a BJugle year. The committee
which has the bills in charge propotes,
therefore, to compel evory immigrant to
take out a permit of residence which, it
seems to be understood, will be refused
when the French laborers complain of com-
fietition, and to pay one franc a year to the
untls of the commune he inhabits. The
grievance about the conscription is generally considered to lie genuine, and to justify a tax ; but it ia pointed out that Italians
or Belgians, or oven Englishmen, become
In the aecond generation Frenchmen. The
Riquettis, Napoleons, Gambettas and Mo*
Mahons have never been suspected of being
anything but French.���[New York "Even-
fug Post,"
Tbe Summer
Comes and brings with it aching corns.
~ utnam'a Painless Com Extractor never
fails to remove coma promptly, painlessly,
and with absolute certainty. Try Putnam's
Corn Extractor.   Sure, safe, painless.
Dog-barbers are quite common in Paria
Their chief duty ia to shave poodles.
effected through the agency of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills lor Pale People in almost
all the newspapers of Canada and the United Statea, a reporter for The Sunday Morning Newa, to satisfy himself generally of the
genuineness of thet a cures, determined to
investigate a case lor himself, whioh had
recently been brought to hia notice, where
the cure was claimed to be due entirely to
the efficacy of thia medicine. Aware that
Dr. Williams* Pink Pills had been tried in
the case of a gentleman residing at 7u0
Sherbrooke street, in the City of Montreal,
who had for years been afflicted periodic, illy with rheumatism, the reporter eet out
on a journey of inquiry to ascertain what
tho result had bean. Arriving at the home
of Mr. Granville, the gentleman refoire 1 to,
he found him apparently enjoying perfect
" You don't look as though you bad been
suffering a great deal lately, Mr. Granville,"
said the reporter, accepting the invitation
of his lust to be seated,
" Well, no, you would Bcarcely suppose
from my present appearance ami activity
that I bad just recovered from a moat acute
attack of chronic rheumatism, which kept
mo in bod for ovor two weeka. You see,"
continued Mr. Granville, " I am an habitual sufferer from rheumatism, or at least I
have been for ton years past, and although
1 have tried almost ��v��ry remedy it has
only been since recently that I have found
anything to do me-.ohI. Hia now about
two years since I first became afflicted with
this painful disease, and when it began to
come ou, having never experienced it before, I was at a complete loss to understand
what it was. It was in Chicago that I had
my first attack, and I remember the circumstances very well. Whilo walking on
the street I uai suddenly seized with a violent pain in my left knee, which continued
to grow wore* until I could walk no longer,
and was compelled to call a cob and bo
driven home. Onoe there I took to my bad
and did not leave it for ten daya, being to-
tally unable to move my leg without experiencing the inoat excruciating pain, which
nothing I could get seemed to relieve."
"Did you not have a doctor 1" naked the
*' Oh, yea ; but he didn't aeem to do me
much good. Ho wrapped the limb in flan-
nela aud gave me aome decoction of salioy-
lie acid to awallow. But it was of no
avail. Each year as winter pasaoi into
apring I have been seized with this painful
disease nnd laid out for some weeks, nor
have I heon able until lately to obtain anything whicli would eveu help me a little.
You would not believe it if I wero to recount tho various patent remedies which I
have taken both externally antl internally
during all that time in an endeavor to obtain relief. I must havo tried a hundred
so-called cures, anil never experienced any
benoficial results until I came across Dr
Williams' Pink Pills. I must frankly con*
fess.tnat at the outset I had no great faith in
the pills. I bad tried bo many modioinos
all to no purpose, but I was willing to givo
them a trial anyway, so I sent out to tho
drug store on the corner and got a supply.
I followed the directions carefully and
soon experienced relief, and beforo I had
been taking the Pink Pills long I was ablo
to get out of bed, and although I was still
a littio slill' the pain had almost completely
disappeared. 1 am still taking tho pills,
and shall keep on taking them for aome
time, and furthermore I don't intend to
be without thom in future,"
" Then you ascribe your relief entirely to
the efficacy of Dr. Williams'Pink Pills,"
suggested the reporter,
" I mostcertaiulydo.andMr.Curtis.tliB
druggist on Bteury streot, will verify what
I have said."
The reporter next visited Mr. II. H.
Curtis, tho druggist referred to, whoso
place of business is at 291 Bleury street, and
interrogated him with reference to tho case.
Mr. Curtis stated that he know of Mr,
Granville's ailment and that ho bad suffered
for years, and he had no doubt Pink Pills
did all Mr. Granville said. He further said
thnt Pink Pills had a very large sale, and
gave universal aatiafaotion. Tho reporter
then withdrew, quite satisfied witb tho
������esult of his investigation.
Tho Dr. Williams7 Pink Pills for Palo Pen-
do are manufactured by Dr. Williams*'
ledicino Co., of Brockville, Out., ami
Schenectady, N. Y., a firm of unquestioned
reliability, Pink Pills are not looked upon as
a patent medicine, but rather as a prescription. An analysis of their properties show
that these pills are an unfailing spe. ific forall
diseases arising from an impoverished condition of the blood, or from an impairment
of the nervous system, as loss of appetite,
depression of spirits, anicmia, chlorosis or
green sickness, general muscular weakness,
dimness, loas of memory, palpitation of tho
heart, nervous headache, locomotor ataxia,
paralysis, sciatica, rheumatism, St, Vitus'
dance, the after effects of la grippo, all
diseases depending upon a vitiated condition
of tho blood, such as aorofula, chronic erysipelas, eto. They are also a specific for
the troubles peculiar to the female system,
correcting irregularities, suppressions and
all forma of female weakness, building
anew the blood and reatoring thB glow of
health tc pale and sallow cheeks. In the
ease of men they effect a radical cure in all
coses arising from mental worry, overwork, or excesses of any nature. These
pilla are not a purgative medicine. They
contain only life-giving properties and
nothing that could injure the most delicate
syatem. They act directly on the blood,
supplying its life-giving qualities, by assisting it to absorb oxygen, that great supporter of all organic life. In this way the
blood, becoming "built up" and being
supplied with ita lacking constituents, becomes rich and rod, nourishes the various
organs, stimulating them to aotivlty In the
performance of their functions and thua
eliminatesdiacase'trom the system.
Dr. Wllllama' Pink Pilla are sold only in
boxes bearing the firm'*- fade mark ami
wrapper, (printed in rod ink). Hoar in
mind that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
never sold tn hulk, or by tho dozen or hundred, and any dealer who offers substitutes
In this form la trying to defraud you and
ahould be avoided. The public arc aUo
cautioned against all other so-called blood
builders and nerve tomes, put up In similar
form intended to deceive, Thoy are all
imitations whose makers hope to reap a
pecuniary advantage  from tlm wondorful
Romantic Doable Suicide.
A strange double suicide took place on
Saturday in Austria. A young man ol te*
spectable family, who had owned a Btnall
fortune, speculated, and lost it. The girl
he was to have married iu the summer was
a post office clerk, and very beautiful. The
young man's losses seem to ha\e postponed
the marriage Indefinitely, and despair
Beized him. He travelled to Pola, and on
Saturday took poison and fiuug himself into
theses. He had written to the girl and
had seut her prus-do acid in the letter,
asking her, if she thought it right, to poison
herself at the Bame time. She telegraphed
him to desist, and waited for an answer,
intending to follow him to Pola. Having
received no answer on Friday night, however, she took the poison, and was found
dead in her bed in the morning.
Mrs. Million's Bide.
When Mrs. Million goes to rltlo she travels
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Her homos, full of (Ire and pride, go prancing
from tho nute ;
Hut all the lieaitliesof tho day sho views witli
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Her flesh in weakness wastes away, tier voire
For Mrs. Million is in an advanced staga
of catarrh, and all the luxuries that wealth
can buy fail to givo her comfort. Sho envies hor rosy waiting-maid, and would give
all her riches for that young woman's pure
breath mil Mcnming health. Now, if some
itue and disinterested friend would advise
Mra. Million of the wonderful merits of Dr,
Sage's Citarrh Remedy, she would learn
that her caso ia not post help, $300 reward
is offered by the manufacturers for a cabo
of catarrh in tho head which they cannot
When   tho beat things aro not possible,
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Slowly it comes I now riling, now falling,
now uplifting itself into a sharp scream :
It rings through the gray dawn; a low
-walling at the first, and then an unearthly
sobbing as of a spirit bound ; and always a
cry that clings and pierces to one's very soul.
Muriel, shocked, terrified, quite benumbed
with tbe horror of a first superstition, oan
scarcely breathe. The housekeeper's tale
of that dead and gone Lady Branksmere
recurs to her with appalling -clearness.
Unable to bear it, Muriel rouses herself,
and, pale and haggard with heartfelt dismay, makes a rush for her own room. Before she can reach it the weird, half-stilled
sound breaks forth again, and almost at
the same instant Branksmere, only partly
dressed and looking white and worried,
steps from his own room into the corridor.
Mnriel runs to him 1 For the first time
In all their knowledge of eaoh other sho is
unfeignedly glad to see him. She lays her
hand upon his arm, ami seems absolutely
to cling to him in the agony of her nervous
" What is it ��"aho gasps. " What has
happened   Speak, Branksmere, speak."
"It is a fresh attack," replies he, hast
worse, I fear.   The fits are severer,
frequent.    Do not delay me.
He lifts her hand 'from his arm, and
would have hut ricd past her but for tho
glimpse he gets of her face.
���'Where have you been all this time:"
he asks. ** Why, you are still dressed 1
Down in that cold room 1"
" Yes���yes. But never mind that.
What is the matter with hor T What un
awful cry. Is she in pain���in grief T Yet
it did not sound like pain ��� like-like
madneis rather I"
" A fit I" replies he, shortly. " Forget
U as soon as you can; it need not concern
you. Co to bed at once ; this is no hour
for you to be up, I believed you asleep
long ago."
" You are sure it is tbe dowager !" she asks him, faintly. A change
bad passed over hla countenance as her
question fell from her lips.
"Who else should it bo?" he demands,
"what absurd ideas are you getting into
your head uow? Get some sleep, I tell you ;
the day is dawning." "You are shivering, " he says, "That aheurd practice of
yours of sendicg your maid to bod at
twelve, whether you are present or absent,
leaves you without a fire." "It is now
three, I don't suppose there is a spark
left," he growls, impatiently. " No matter
bow unhappy one may be, it is a betiae to
kill one's self. Oo into my room for a
while. There is a good fire there, and
warm yourself for a moment or two."
" I am not so cold as you think. I shall,"
with a little scornful glance, "probably
live through the night. I am tired only ;
worn out.    I want to go to bod."
" I would advise you to look at my fire a
bit, nevertheless."
" No thank you."
"What an obstinate woman yon are,"
cries he, suddenly, " You would, I believe
rather freeze to death than accept a conifort
at my hands. Be reasonable���go to my
room. I swear to you," bitterly, " I shall
not intrude upon you there. I ahall probably not see it again for hours."
Following upon his words comes again
thut awful cry that strikes them both
dumb. It trembles���rushes through the
gallery with a faint horrible clearness, and
then axes away.
"Go, go," cries Muriel, in a clinked tone.
" Why do you delay? No. I will not go
to your room. Let this decision of mine
end tho discussion,"
"As you will," returned he, striding
away from her into the darkness beyond.
Muriel tired and saddened, goes to hor own
room, but has scarcely locked the door
when a knock sounds upon one of the panels.
41 Open !" aays her husband's voice, irritably.
" What ii it yon want?" asks ahe, wondering.
" Not to come in, certainly," he rejoins,
" Here���open quickly, I tell you���and take
this from me.   It is burning my fingera,"
Muriel flings wide tho door to find him
standing on the threshold with a huge
burning log held between a tongs in one
hand, and a coal-box full of red hot cinders
In the other.
"What a thing for you to do 1" cries
Muriel shocked. " 1 wish--"
" Let me got rid of it," interrupts he, ungraciously. He brushes past her and tie
Posits bin oargo in the grate, " There.
erhaps that will keep you from tho consequence-* of your folly, lie saya, brusquely
���" your staying in a tireless room till
morning was grown almost into day."
AU at onoe bis face changes, antl a crimson flush dyes it. The oatm light dies from
his eyes, and a hot suspicion takes its place.
" Wero you atone!" he aska in a terrihlt
" Quite alone," ahe answers, very gently,
"Spare me any moro insults for this ono
night at least,' she entreats feebly. " I am
so tired."
He turns aside from hor abruptly, and,
leaving the room, continues hla way to tho
dowager's apartments.
The sun is well abroad beforo Muriel
wakes. It la, indeed, olose on noon when
she descends to the morning-room, only to
find it deserted by all but Lady Anne Branks*
" Is your headache anything better ?"
asks she rising to greet her. " Ah, you do
look ill I How foolish to struggle downstairs bo early with this momentous ball
before ynu this evening, at whioh overy one
is bound to look her best lest the country
swear. Come, let me establish you upon this
lounge near the window ; turn your eyes
from the light ��o, aud lie still, whilst 1 finish
I his etching."
Muriel accedes to her request, and sinks
back in a delicious old arm-chair and closes
her eyea againat the light,
" Anne, she says, pteiently, " what of
this woman, this Madame von Thirsk ?"
-- Well, what T" asks Lady Anne, mildly.
" You should know a good deal of her.
Tell ran what yon know."
" There is so little to tell," she aays.
"���She is, lo begin with, a Hungarian of good
birth, with a conaiderable fortune. Some
time ago she bocame acquainted with tha
dowager. How, I hardly know, but she
seems to have struck up a lasting friendship
with her; became enamored with her
chariiH, no doubt, and has been devoted to
her ever aince.   " Via tout."
" With juat thc rest left out," returns
Muriel, deliberately. " You will not speak,
then ? You like this woman ?"
" Do not mistake me. I would speak,
believe me, were there anything to say, be<
oaitae I happen to like you better," aaya
Lady Ai'iio. " lint, I assure you, there is
nothing, or if there is, I am ignorant of it.
Like her ? Well, I hardly know���And you ?"
" I detest her," coldly.
" Now that I think it over, that scarcely
am --rises me. I have grown so used to her
myself in all these years, you see, that 1
have forgotten to analyze my feeling with
regard to hor. Yet it seems natural enough
to me that one, a stranger to her, might fail
to seo her in a rosy light. She is a very
angel tn that hapless old skeleton upstairs
who, you muat acknowledge, ia not exactly
attractive cither in appearanco or manners."
" That, makes her devotion all tho moro
" As I think I told you before, the intimacy between them began almost immediately after poor Arthur's tragic death.
About that time, too, the old lady becamo
a victim to certain nervous attacks, brought
on, they said, by the shock she sustained on
hearing ot her grandson'*- death. To ire,"
says Lady Anne, thoughtfully, " it is always
a matter of wonder how she manages to still
hold her wornont threads of life free of
breakage, considering what an additional
Freasure these attaoks must make upon it,
t is seven years since poor Arthur died���
therefore for seven years she has suffered
from them, I never saw her in one, but I
have been given to understand they are
very distressing to witness. Yet madame
haa been faithful to that trial of friendship;
she has carefully attended her all these
" Seven years I A long time, says Muriel,
absently. " You have been a widow all that
time ? I wonder you have never married."
" So do 1," returns Lady Anne, frankly,
" But don't despair about mo yet. I dare
say I shall marry Primrose before I die. I
am fond of that little man, and if the fact
that he asks me regularly once a month to
share hie life means anything, I should say
ho is fond of me too. V es, I really believe
he loves me, and for myself alono you will
be pleaaed to understand : I have really no
money worth speaking about, and he has
considerably more than Ib good for him, or
that he quite knows what to do with. And
yet I don't know," she goes on, " When I
remember tho post, and how good poor
Arthur always was to mo, I feel as if I
should never marry again."
" Poor Primrose���it is sad that a shadow
She���tho���the dowager, is growing ahouhl be the means of depriving him of his
' desire,"says Muriel. "If, in time, you tlo
bring yourself to accept him, I shall regard
bim aa one of tbe few fortunate ones of tho
"I drop you a courtesy," returns Lady
Anne. But to return to our subject. I
don't want you to encourage any erroneous
views about madame. She is of inestimable
value to that old woman above, and her
pluce would bo difficult to till. Think what
responsibility she lifts from your shoulders.
You would scarcely leave the miserable old
creature entirely to the care of servants,
aud madame is suoh an excellent go-between. If 1 were you I think I should look
upon her in the light of a special providence,"
" What of her husband? She had one?"
asks Lady Brankamere.
" Beyond any dispute. He was a respectable old���Russian, I think it was���
with nothing to be said for or against him.
An amiable nonenity. He lived; he died I
That is all. There was nothing in between."
"He really did die?"
" Oh, dear, yes; and rather early in the
proceedings, 1 believe. She is a bona-fide
widow, there can be no doubt of that. If
you want to get her out of the houae,
Muriel, why not speak to Branksmere
about it? I should think the dowager's
discomfort and objections might be squared. Andyet I would have you consider
before taking so important a step," continues Lady Anne, " Madamo von Thirsk
ia not an ordinary woman, She, and she
alone, I am told, oan manage the dowager
when those direful attacks havo seized hold
of her, A new face at auch times infuriates
tho poor old woman, and in fact no one except madame and Branksmere himself dare
approach her when she in anlTering from
one. I would have you think what a world
f trouble you are accumulating for yourself if you decide on discarding Thekla.
She ia, beyond everything, a woman of char*
" I can quite believe that."
"She has proved it. For ten long years
she has been true to her trust."
Do you honestly think," asks Muriel,
suddenly, " that sho has wasted all those
yours through love of Lady Branksmere?"
Anne Branksmere lays down her pencil.
Ab f ar and aa honestly as lean judge,
yes', she says. And, at all events, of this
ono thing bo sure: if she at any time entertained a undrew for Branksmere, he never
entertained one for her I "Think of tonight 1 Think of to-night," she cries, gayly,
" And dismiss from jou all distasteful fancies; they are fatal to one's digestion and
ruinous to one's complex ion."
Although Muriel will not permit herself
to receive oa gospel all Lady Anne
has said, still her last words assuredly
carry with them tho germs of comfort. In
spite of herself sho ia solaced by them.
Now Muriel feels softened, Baddensd.
Perhaps after all she had too hastily judged
madame. Anne has dwelt upon her good
points, has shown them out, and assured
her of them. Anne I whose judgment is
always calm, and strong, und sure.
Through the houso thero is running the
news of the dowagor's lost seizure, and of
how madamo sat up with her all the past
night careless of fatigue. The truth of this
struggle is manifested in madamo's face, aa
Muriel sees it presently. Passing through
tho bull with a slow and wearied step she
chances to enter the library, where Muriel,
too, has wandered, and, not seeing Lady
Branksmere, sinks into an arm-chair and
f;a/es absently at thc lire. Her fa-je is white,
ler eyes heavy, her whole air stricken with
a griof she seems so anxious to conceal, that
Muriel who has issued impulsively from
hor unmeant hiding-place in the window,
feels sho dare not allude to it.   Before Bhe
can reach her, however, or make her presence known, Branksmere enters the room.
Madame raises her head, and for the first
time Booing M uriel, starts a little. Instantly
ahe fiings from her the air of dejection that
had been hanging round her, and taking up
a box of bonbons lying on the table at her
elbow, seems to lose herself in a pleasant
appreciation of thom. Brankamere makes
his wife a cold salutation.
" You are in less pain, I hope ?" ho aaka,
politely. "They told me your head was
very bad."
"It was. It is now free of the throbbing."
Muriel, going up to madame, holds out
her hand.
You, too, had a bad night, I fear ?" Bhe
says, "I hope you have in part recovered
from your fatigue; that you are feeling
bettor I"
"Iain leoling well, thank you," with
slow and marked astonishment in voice and
manner, whilst altogether refusing to soe
or accept tho proffered hand.
" Will you not take  my  hand?"  asks
Lady Branksmere, haughtily.
" Do you, thou, wish me to accept it?"
Naturally," turning very pale, "or 1
should not be standing as I now am."   Madame laughs:
" Ah t that is supremely good oi you���
ery awcot!" ahe murmurs.    Sho turns baok
deliberately to hor bonbons, as though tbo
dainty snow-white hand of her hoateaa is nn-
so' 'i by her,
"It ia war then between us ?" asks Muriel,
in a low, tone. " It is well 1 Peace would
have been impossible. I thank you for the
chance you have offered me of learning our
true positions with regard to each other."
" You must acknowledge then that I am
at least good natured," saya madame, "I
have saved you a scene. Now���without
any trouble���you know ! Try aomeof those
sweetmeats, they are altogether dealrable 1"
"So good ; so sweet! Quite like met"
replies Lady Branksmere contemptuously,
"Ah I YeaVqueatioiiBmailaine, "Well
���perhaps so. Now and then one does find
them���bellow I"
" What 1 the sweetmeats ?" aaka Branksmere, who bus now come up to them again
in the delusive belief that they arc chattering to ouch othor on friendly terms, " They
aro empty at times, ch t Nothing in them 1"
Madame rises to her feet and sweeps
past him out of thu room, Muriel, too, has
sprung from hei --hair ; hut be is hardly
prepared for tho hurricane bor face portrays.
" You meant that !" aho says, hor bosom
punting. "Yoiia*jB"t that woman in her
insolence 1"
" Insolence-! In n.Ailame I I do not understand."
" You aro innocence itself I" Her voice
sunk almost to a breath.   She advanced a
Btop or two nearer to him, and now twines
her hands behind her back, so that she cau,
unseen, grasp the rung of the chair nearest
her.   This gives her a help, a aenae of sup*
{)ort; and so standing her beautiful figure
ooks positively superb 1
"Send that woman away," ahe aays, imperiously���"This Madame von Thirsk I 1
demand this thing as my right���aa your
wife I"
"Why should you demand it ?" coldly.
" Our family has been under heavy obligations to her for years."
"Are you under heavy obligations ?"
"It is at least impossible I should treat
her as you desire."
" You refuse, then ? You, in effect, protect her against me. What is this woman
to you ?"
" To me individually, nothing 1"
"Yet for her sake you insult your wife,"
"My good child," says Branksmere "you
overdo the thing, rather. Believe me, I
would willingly insult no one���you least of
all !"
"Words ! words I" cries she passionately.
"You dare not send her away even if you
would. That is the unvarnished truth 1 I
am not mad or blind, Branksmere, If you
refuse to take a step In this matter, I shall
understand that you rank your���mistress
higher than your wife."   '
Branksmere starts as though he had been
How dare youio speak to me?" he says,
in such a terrible voice that Muriel secretly
quails beneath it. She throws up her head,
and walks toward tho door with a slow disdainful step, On the threshold she pauses
to glance back at him.
" As you decline to act, I shall speak to
madamo herself," she says.
She crosses the halt and enters the blue
anteroom that experience has taught her
madame frequents.
"(.live me a few minutes," she says, going
straight up to the Hungarian. "After all
that has passed between ub of late, some ar*
rangement is necessary. When do you
leave ?"
Ask Branksmere," replies madame.
1 Lord Brankamere ! What has he got to
do with yonr going or staying ?"
"Ask him that, too."
'This is terrible," ahe says. " Am I to
understand that you will not leave my
house? What bond is there between you
and Branksmere that should kill within
you all sense of decency and womanhood V
"Alas that 1 can not answer yon," Bays
madame, " that I must again say to you���
ask Branksmere!"
"The question Is what did you say to
her," exclaims Branksmere, with suppressed violence. He is gazing darkly at
Madamo von Thirsk, as though demanding
from her an explanation.
"Say to her I Why,absolutely nothing!
Of what are you accusing me, Branksmere?
Do you not know me yet? I was silent,
ominously ao, perhapa ; but I confess I waa
a little taken aback. Ask her--L%dy
Branksmere���to repeat to you a single remark I made voluntarily. It if unlike you
to misjudge me, my friend; but the truth
itself ever. I tell you 1 was most scrupulously careful to breathe of nothing that
might betray you. I said always when she
questioned me, ' Aak Branksmere 1' No
more,no less 1 From first to lost during
tbe distressing interview���and I confess it
has disheartened me���I Baid nothing else."
"You will not believe me then? Aak
her I desire you."
"It is not that. I do believe you, but
such a little thing as that to���to���"
"Make her lose her temper? Ah I you
forget that a sore heart makes one petulant."
" Why should her heart be sad above its
fellow*-?" asks he.
41 Thero are reasons, tres eher. 1 am
your friend always, as I say, and I must
speak, 1 ask you frankly, Branksmere,
were you her heart's first choice ? Ah 1
there t not another word then. Many a
woman loves well a aecond time, and you
may yet be blessed; but a present���To return to our subject, I tell you I have been
taithful to you all through, and I said to
her -Ask Branksmere1 only because I
thought it was the best thing to say under
the circumstances."
" It ia dilllcult to know what ia the beat
thing," returns he, gloomily.
"Thero I agree with you, but at the
moment bo suro I waa wiao, I am at first
rather too impulsive, and if I had attempt'
ed an explanation dire might have been
the results, I should probably have said
juat the little word too much, and our se
cret would havo been imperiled."
"Our secret, as you call it, is carrying
me rathor too far," says Brankamere.
"Something muat be done to lessen the pressure ; somo explanation offered."
"lam almost sure I do not grasp your
meanini/. It is impossible," exclaims madame, growing deadly pule. "Vou wilt
not toll me that, after all theae years, yon
aro about to enlighten another���a stranger?"
" Partially. Yes."
"Pah! There is no suoh thing as a
partial explanation in auoh a case. Branksmere, pause. Consider what it Ib you contemplate. Have you forgotten how many
your revelation will dishonor? There is
Latly Anne."
"Too.' Anne I" replies he, sadly. "After
all, perhaps publicity is the one thing that
should serve her."
" Ah t You are like all other men. You
think what you want to think."
"I think only now that something is due
to Lady Branksmere."
" And is there nothing due to me, after
all theso long years ? Do you, perhaps,
imagine that I am happy, that I do not
suffer? that the insults your wifo delights
in heaping upon me are unfelt by me ? that
" Let me speak for a moment."
" Am 1 a cipher?"continues she, disdaining to listen, " Is alt feeling, think yon,
dead within me ? I have borne muoh for
you, Branksmere, but even patience has
Its limit."
"If you won't hear ma���" shrugging his
" You imagine, it may be, that I stay on
hero from choloe," cries Bhe. "A sorry
choice I It is only true that 1 stay on hore
braving all things, lor your sake, to save
yonr honor���the honor of your houae I"
*' There are other reasons, Thekla," says
Lord Branksmere. "Do you daro to deny
me thr*t it is love that chains your feet and
keeps you here?"
"You are right,' she anawers, " Love
alone chains mo to this spot"
"I know it," returns Branksmere, with
a peculiar smile, " It is unfortunate that
her suspicion should have been aroused,"
says Branksmere, slowly. "It never occurred
to me that it might be bo, but you, as a
woman, should have known."
"Whatare her suspicions?" coldly,
"Paltry ones, I confess���but cau you
blame her that sheencnuragea them? What
muat she think? What translation of
the difficulty presents itself to her ?"
* < There is your grandmother, the dowager
-Lady Branksmere���she  should account
but even suoh a one may go ton far. Say I
once loved her; Bay my love is dead. Still,
shall I not writhe when her���my���honor ia
attacked . And who shall eay I have not
been to blame with regard to her? She has
had muoh cause for discontent. I will remove it in so far as I am able.
" You can make alt things clear to her if
you will," says madame. ���' Do. You have
my full permission at least. What is the
old bond that unites us in comparison with
your���wife's happiness ?"
'No. I shall leave you out of it. My
honor is given to you as well as to her. I
do not forget!" returns he, slowly.
" When will you seek to allay the fears
of Lady Branksmere ?" asks madame.
"To-night���no," glancing at his watch.
'It is already too late. This ball will engage her attention, and just now her guests
require her, I shall wait. To-morrow���"
He pauses, as though musing, forgetful of
her presence.    To-morrow���"
Madame, seeing herself bo innocently
ignored. steps on to the balcony.
'Adieu, Branksmere," she says courteously, glancing backward.
"Adieu," replies he.
With a little frown she moves away out
of sight of the window, but a lost though
recurring to her, she retraces her
steps, and onoe more enters the library.
Branksmere Is still writing. As sho
stands she heavy old-gold curtains fall
round and hide her, and possessed by
the clever patienoe that usually characterizes her sho stands quite still, leaning againat
tho shutter, waiting until he shall throw
his pen aside. As she ao stands she is quite
concealed from view.
A San Francisco special aays t���Advices
from Yokohama received to-day give the
first intelligible details of the recent trouble
in Corea which UA to the despatch of
American, Engliah, and Japanese gunboats
te Chemulpo, It seems that it grew largely from exaggerated reports sent in by
provincial magistrate) of threats by the
Togaku-To, a religious political society.
While the birthday of the heir apparent
was boing celebrated a large number of
delegates from this society entered Seoul
for the purpose of memorializing the throne
to adopt stringent meaaurea for excluding
any further foreign immigrants and for
deporting resident foreigners. The plan
was, if the K ing denied the petition, for
the society's members to rise in revolt in all
part* of the kingdom and force him to
This conspiracy was revealed to tbe King,
but he waited until the traitors showed
their hands before arresting the ringleaders. The first act was the potting of placards on the doors of all foreigners, warning
them to leave the country under pain of
ileath. This created great excitement,
whereupon the King had the ohief conspirators arrested. The others fled to the provinces, where they are now In hiding.
The Chinese were the only foreigners who
showed no alarm. The Europeans and
Americans appealed to the Uorean Foreign
Ollico for protection, and word was sent for
the men-of-war.
The prompt arrival of gunboats at Ninaen
and the energy shown by the native Government nipped the revolt in the bud. It
waa alao injured by dissensions among the
The Japanese newspapers declare that
the secret society whioh fomented this revolt is very powerful, and lhat many Government officials sympathize with ita policy
of the necessity of expelling foreigners and
giving natives the control of public affaire.
They declare that trouble ia sure to come
irom this society. A Japanese commission
has gone to Corea to investigate the trouble.
Tho Partition oFAfrioa-
for everything.'
" For the whole air of mystery that surrounds ns ?   Would it account to you ?"
"If 1 loved yon, yes?"
"Love bas nothing to do with thia," aays
Branksmere. " It is a point where duty
touches ono more than any thing else."
" You will tell her then," Bhe says. "You
have finally made up your mind to break
the moat sacred oath a man ever swore?"
I shall not explain everything," interrupts lie, " Ynu ahall he kept out of
it; antl there aro other things. 1 only wish
to givo hor what satisfaction I honorably
can. 1 feet that when ono marries a woman, ono owes bor fealty, loyalty, all! and
that I unhappily muat, refuse her the entire
confidence that belongs to her of right."
"And alio? What does ahe owe you?
Tho aamo ? Fealty ? Loyalty ? An entiro
confidence? It is a very charming conception, but���Well, I hopo you aro satisfied,
" Why do you seek to torture me like
this''" cries he.   " You are an old���frieud,
There is no subject more picturesque and
fascinating, observes a contemporary, than
the scramble for territory which  has been
Soing on in Africa during recent years.
>ut the speculations which now naturally
present themselves as to the futuro of
that great continent are neceuarily control
led, more or lcsa, by the consideration as to
who have been tbe factors in the division
and Hub-division of the vast conglomeration
of races, possessing amongst themselves so
many degrees of Barbarism. A work written by Mr. J. Scott Keltic, F.U.U.S., editor
of " The State in an'a Year Book," supplies
the following interesting information with
regard to the areas owned or controlled by
European powers in the Dark Continent,
Country, Square Miles,
France 3,000,000
Britain  2,500,000
Germany 825,000
Belgium 860,000
Portugal 850,000
Italy 000,000
Spain 200,000
Thus, out of eleven million square miles
nearly 9,000,000 have been acquired by
European powers within a few years. It
will be noted that France appeared to have
obtained the lion's share, but, as bo often
happens, appearances are deceptive. If
Egypt were added to tho British figures,
where it really belongs, the two countries
would be about even on the area of their
African poaaesalons. Even aa it is, however, France seems to have obtained the
worst place in Africa. Mr. Keltie states
that nearly 2,000,000 square miles of her
territory ia desert, while the population of
British Africa ia 40,000,000 as compared
with 27,000,000 In the Frenoh possessions.
Better than that, however, he thinks
that our own peoplo and empire will have
tha largest share in tbe future development
of Africa, and that "eventually British influence will be paramount." Mr. Keltie
continues - " So far aa the possibility of
colonization by English people and tbe
habitants of northern and central Europe
goes, we have undoubtedly, hy a long way,
the advantage over any other power. Although the Zambesi is well within the
tropics.it may be taken as in a general way
tho dividing line between Central Africa
and South Africa. So far aa experience haa
gone, the whole of Capo Colony and Natal
and neighboring landB, including the Trans-
vaal and the Orange Free State, which,
willingly or unwillingly, are under British
influence, are eolonizable by Europeans of
any country���that Ib to say, Europeans can
not only settle there, but they can make
it their home and perpetuate their kind,
and that is tho real test of colonization."
In South Afriea,capeeially,there la plenty
of gold and an abundant supply of coal and
iron and copper. These are great thingB
for a young community, and, when united
to cheap native labor and a wise policy,
tho British Empire in Africa stands fair to
rival oven the British Empire in India.
���*���*��� ���
Sleep with Head to the North.
The old-time superstitious belief that hit
man beings should sleep with their hem In
toward the north is now believed to be
baaed upon a scientific principle. Some
French savants have made experiments
upon the body ofa criminal who had suffered death and these testa go to prove that
eaoh human body is in itself an electric battery, ono electrode being represented by
the head and the other by the feet. The
body of the subject upon which the queer
experiments mentioned above wero mado
was taken immediately aftor death and
placed upon a pivotal board, froe to move
nt any direction. After some little vacillation the head portion turned toward the
north and then remained stationary. Ono
of the experimenters took hold of the pivot
board and turned it so that the head pointed south, but upon being freed it almost
immediately resumed the first named position���turned until the head pointed north.
To prove that thia wna neither accident
or coincident upon muacular twitchings, as
some had suggested, the board was repeatedly turned half around and then freed, but
always with similar reaults,
"Ab Darby Says to Joan-"
" Well, now, the sun'-* a power o' hcatt
The sanV a-i mining -tlrong,���
1 stopped in with the buy-- a bit
There, a-i 1 oame along:
The cowslip swamp was budded thick
With now and theu one blown���
I fetched a couple in my hat"���
As Darby says to Joan.
" We'll have the cattle oat to grass
Coma Paas-day, I'll be bound;
Hear how the creeter-1 stamp and low
Soon as tbey smell the ground I
It's time to rake the Hardin off.
And set a bonfire goin'
Plan out the beds to suit ye, wife���"
As Darby says to Joan.
"It seems wutb while,a day liko this,
Jos' to ha' wintered thru ;
I foel the sun clear to my soul,
old us 1 be, I do.
Mehhy it would look nwk'nrd-like
To get to Heaven alono;
I'd full us lives stay on n spell"���
As Darby sayh to Joan.
" You ain't forgot tho old aide porch,
Hack whar the grapevine hung j
Thoy think folks didn't courtand kiss
When me nnd you was young 1
Jos' sueh another likely day
The parson made ns one"- -
As, hitchinguphis chair n bit,
Darby Hays to Joun,
Summer f urnishings.
Tho most enjoyable part of every summer
home is the broad verandah, anil for this
nothing can take the placo of rattan furniture, as the pieces are so light that a child
can move them, aud t his is a valuable quality in selecting things for theae frosh-air
parlors, according to iMnorr-if'-i Magazine,
Tho half-reclining chair is a compromise
with the lounge which many people prefer,
and it finds groat favor with delicate peoplo
and Invalids. Thero are also capacious easy-
chairs with adjustable backs which can be
raised and lowered at will. A roomy pocket or rack of some sort should be provided
for newspapers and magazines, as tho frolic
wind likes to play wilh these, and aoon
createa great havoc unless there is some
place to keep thein.
A generous provision of cushions adds
much to everyone's comfort; but the dainty
materials suitable for indoors are out
of place on the veranda. The twilled linens which como now in many
colors, are blue or red denim or tho new
changeable choice it to be embroidered.
Bold,conventionalized patterns that are not
very much worked are selected, and
the art-linen floss is used for embroidering.
Thero are many Japanese cotton fabrics
which are pretty enough to use without embroidery, A wide ruffle of the etufTdoubled
makes an effective finish for the edge. Comfortable head cushions to throw over the
tops of chair backs sometimes have a convenient pocket in the half of the cushion
which falls backward. Somewhat similar
cushions tied on the broad arms of easy-
chairs, with a wide pocket hanging outward, make acceptable catch-alls.
A great addition to the comfort of the
veranda is found In the bamboo screens,
or rattan screens���the latter aro made to
order any desired size, the former ean be
bought in the Jupaneso shops���which are
fastened between the posts anil can be
raised or lowered as needed for protection
from wind or sun. If neither of theae be
accessible, heavy awning-linen is the next
ohoice. Braces are attached to the bottom
of the screens, by which thoy can be extended to admit the air while atill protecting from the sun, and they aro fastened
upon rollers bo they can be rolled up entirety whon necessary.
The rattan tea-tables are moat convenient
for outdoor use, the adjustable shelves affording bo much space when wanted.
Keeping Hams in Emmer-
A writer in the Rural New Yorker explains her method aa follows: After they
have been properly Halted and Bmoked, put
each in a common muslin sack���I make
mine of flour Hacks or cheap brown muslin,
and as nearly the shape of the ham as I
can roughly block it out, but tbey aro
never perfect (its. Then stitch a firm locp
made of a scrap of cotton folded and stitched at one end; have your sacks large
enough at the open sido eo that after the
ham iain, you can fold the open edges over
well and sow tightly,
flow have ready a tub or big bucket of
Blacked lime that ia creamy in thickness
and warm enough to penetrate cotton easily
put a wire hook in the loop on tbe sack and
dip the latter up and down (with thu ham
in it of course) several times in tho lime
water until you are sure the pores of cloth
are filled with the limo. Hang them up
in the air until perfectly dry, then lay or
hang away anywhere that ia convenient.
Wo uae an unoccupied upstairs room. I
have kept bams in this way and have hud
many people���several fine judges���declare
they had never eaten such delicious meat.
Of course good meat depends firat on salting and smoking, but there is no better way
to keep it afterwards than this. If you
choose to take the trouble to rip instead of
cutting these sacks off, you can uae them
several yeara and thus avoid the trouble of
making fresh each year.
Spring Vegetables.
Rhubarb ia one of the earliest of our
ipringtime vegetables, aud its special whole-
aomeneaa is usually underestimate-). Ita
acid propertiea act directly upon the liver,
an organ quito apt to become torpid, after
the winter regimen, more or less of canned
vegetables���or of less vegetable diet than
in hummer months. Many people who think
they need some "springmedicine" will find
that a generous uae of rhubarb, spinach,
lettuce and early tomatoes will preclude all
necessity for drugs, writes K.B. Johnson in
the Independent.
Rhubarb, stewed, with a little sugar, is
vory wholesome, and should be often served
with meat���as an appetizer���or it makes
excellent pies. Two cupa of it, stewed,
with a very little water, two cups of augur,
the yolks of two eggs, threo spoonfuls of
Hour, a little salt and nutmog. Bake in an
under crust only, and frost the top witb tbe
whites of the egga. This makes one good-
alzed pie. Apples for pie-making have become insipid and toeteles*, and tbe tart of
tbe "pie plant" is especially welcome.
Canned rhubarb makes excellent pies in
midwinter���a pleasing variety among minco,
squash and all other seasonable kinds. It is
easily put up, with very little augar. It ib
the powdered root of a foreign species of
rhubarb that is found at the druggist's and
used especially as medicine for children.
Spinach is ono of the springtime vegetables that should stand near the top of the
list In health fulness. But it is seldom properly cooked. It should bo thoroughly,
-perfectly freed from sand and dust by many
washings in cold water, and then put in a
close saucepan and covered closely, without
one drop of water, over a moderate fire.
In an hour or moro it will bo perfectly
cooked; then it should b<~ drained and
chopped, ami butter and salt added. The
old-fashioned way was to almost drown it
in the liquor from corned beof���and thus
half ita nutriment and medicinal propertiea
were loat, and Ihe other half so disguised
that the luscious leaves might just as well
have been cabbage, or any other sort of
UpStaira and Down.
Comfortable dining-room chairs tho propor height should always bo selected.
It is most commendable to bo a good
housekeeper, but don't be u fussy ono.
Keep one nook cosy and comfortable for
the mon folks to drop Into at night.
An oiled lloor is excellent for the kitchen, because the grease never ahows.
The plain white oilcloth is to bo proferred
to the iiiarhlei/i'd pattern aa it weara better
and, for that matter, looks better.
She who prepares a meal with but the
one aim���to get through���generally loses
all tho vuliio of her time and trouble in
soggy, crude and disagreeable dishes.
Hav   the table   at   which  one   sows ut
night spread with a light color, or, if it
must have a dark one, a sheet of white
paper may he used over it. A needle can
be threaded witli muoh greater ease if hold
over a white surface.
A Brussels carpet should never be put in
the dining-room, aa it holds dust and is difficult to sweep and keep clean. Oilcloth
makes un excellent covering. J1 may be
wiped off so that it will look fresh and
It is alwaya better to have a special
closet for keeping the kitchen tins and other
utensils needed in cookery. Cooked food
should always be kept on shelves by itself.
It is a great mistake to mix Up matters by
devoting a shelf in the grocery closet, to
cooked food.
Old muslin may be tirsi uaed as window
cloths, then go through tbo various stages
of paint, lamp und stove cloths just as well
as not. Instead of this we often seo the
hearth and grates rubbed with bits of snowy
white muslin or cambric, eaught up in a
hurry, because there is neither system or
economy about the house.
If a dollar can be saved by making ovor
an old gown, save it. If this summer's
bonnet can lie trimmed with last winter1!
feathers use them but do not save a groat
lot of accumulated dre.su goods, millinery,
odds and ends antl feeble furniture just because ton years from now you might have
occasion for n solferiun button, a gray tip
or au antiquated hassock.
The favorite lamp Bhadc just uow Ib tho
pagoda, which has quite superseded
tbo umbrella form, which used to
tie ao popular. Ita picturesque contortions
are much easier to cover than the (l-.t-4-irole
or dome, I'ink is a color frequently used
on account of iiu clear, becoming light; but
the warm shades of amber und mni/.o are
alao very popular, and where uot a great
deal of light is needed red ia a delightful
color for u shade.
For The Cooks-
The following will lie found   practical,
and easily prepared by any reader.
Cork Muffins.���One egg, one table-
apoonful of sugar, oue cup of corn meal, ono
cup of flour, two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder, one-half tablespoonful of butter,
one-half teaspooufnl of suit, milk to make a
still batter.
Brown Loaf Cao.���One cupful of
brown sugar, one-half cupful of molaases,
one-half cupful of butter, one-half cupful of
milk, two eggs, two and one-fourth cupfuls
of flour, one heaping teaspoonful of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful of cloves, one
even teaspoonful of baking soda, one cupful
of seeded and chopped raisins. Cream tho
butter and sugar, add the yolks and spice,
add milk and Hour alternately, then tht
molasses and beat hard, add raisina whioh
have been rolled in flour. Bako in a moderate oven in deep pan ono hour and a
Snow Cakr.��� Three-fourths cupful of
butter, two cupfuls of white sugar, ono cupful of milk, one cupful of corn-starch, two
cupfuls of Hour, one and one-half teaspoonfula of baking-powder. Mix corn-starch,
flour and baking-powder, add butter and
augar alternately with milk. Lastly add
whites of seven egga and flavor to taste.
Sai.lv Lonk,���One and one-half pints of
Sour, threo eggs, one and one-half teacups
of milk, ono heaping tablespoon of butter,
one heaping tablespoon ofsu^ar, from threo
to four tablespoons of hop yeast, according
to strength. Beat the yolks of the eirgs,
the butter aud sugar together thoroughly,
then add the milk and Hour, making a very
stiff batter. When all ia well beaten, add
lastly the beaten whites of eggs and thn
yeaat, and then aet to rise. When risen
iliBsolvo one half teaspoon of soda in a
little hot water, and stir into tho butter.
Theu pour tho mixture into thc buttered
cuke mold, and act to rise n second time na
you would loaf broad or rolls. When risen
bake as you would a quick cako of similar
size. If it ia wanted for bronkfast, muko it
up at night, and set it to riao as you would
do rolls for breakfast. If for tea it is beat
made up by nine or ten o'clock iu the
morning, ao aa not to hurry the rising. If
your yeast is good and the recipe carefully
followed tho Sally Lunn Bhould bo as light
and golden as cako.
Nudum* SotFi\ ��� Ubo either beef or mut
ton, allowing n quart of water to each
pound of meat. Add a little salt, but not
enough to season the broth. Remove the
acum as it rises and sot tho kcttlo back
whero it will cook slowly. When partly
done add a carrot or two chopped lino with
the same amount of turnips antl uu onion
sliced. Boil until tho meat is ragged, thon
Reason the whole ; remove tho meat, strain
the soup, and return to thc kettle. To make
the noodles : Rub a little butter into a teacupful sifted flour, add a pinch of suit und
a well-beaten egg. Muko into n ball, roll
very thin, fold up closely ami cut it into
atringa like cabbago for slaw. Drop theae
into tho seasoned broth and let it boil ten
or fifteen minutes.
Buns.��� Use four cupfuls of Hour, one generous cupful of warm milk, bulf n cupful of
augar, one-fourth of u cupful of butter or
lard, half a teaspoonful of salt, half a grated nutmeg, hall a yeast cako or half u cupful of liquid yeast and two eggs. Dissolve
the butter in tha milk. Beat the egg** separately. Add all the ingredients to tho Hour
und knead well. The dough should ho vory
soft. Let it rise over night; in the morning
break into pieces ubout thc size of a large
egg ; work theso into rather Hat cakes and
place thom in a buttered pan.
cukes about half au inch apart.
fian and set in a warm place, wnen mo
uins have riaen to double their original size,
which will bo in about two hours, then witb
a sharp knife cat a cross in tho centro of
each bun, being careful not to cut too deep
Bake in a moderate oven for '���!.*> minutes.
Graham Diamonds.���-Somo people nre
very fond of graham cakes or crackers, generally called " gruham diamonds," on account of their shape. Mrs. Kwing, llie
western cooking teacher, saya tbey nre made
in this manner: Add a teat-pinnfiil each of
granulated sugar nud salt to n quart of graham floor, l'our boiling water upon it until
thoroughly scalded. Work into a anft dough
and roll out until about half au inch in
thickness. Then, with a sharp knife cut.
it into diamonds or squares, place in a baking pan and bake in a hot oven half an hour
or until well done nnd crisp.
William'B Mistake.
Oh,you good-for-nothing wretch !"
claimed William's wife, as sho reached her
hand nut of bod anil felt for the cradle to
seo if the baby was thero.
" WhtiBh'er matter?" murmured William,
aa he turned in his sleep,
"Matter enough I Wakt-. up ami go
down-stairs uml bring baby up hero thin
"Did bring him up. He'stt in tbe
" No suoh thing. You've taken too
much. You wrapped the cat in baby's
blankets, and rocked il, tn Hleop in (he
cradle, you wretch, and baby is down-stairs
on the sofa catching cold,''
Janet Gavo Detail**.
A Scotch clergy man, a strict cutcchiat, ii
examining one ofhisllockntdiuil tune uince
thus addressed bar:
Janet,   cau  you toll mo  how Adam
Janet fell u-laughing, and answered, "Ob,
my bonnio dear doctor, you're na serious 1"
" Very serious, indeed," aaid tho doctor,
dn.net (whoso husband's namo happuuod
to bo Adam) then said : " Weel, wcol, sin ye
will na't, doctor, you hco Adam just gaed
o'er tho Other night to Lucky Liaiou's for
half a mutchkui o' whiskey, when an onr
lying on tho road took his fool, antl Adam
loll���and that's the halo truth o' the
Two-thirds of the gold now in use in the
world was discovered during the last fifty
Australian life resembles Kngliah life in
many particulars, at the Bame time (consequent on lhe slightly altered conditions
existing) it possesses a character which is
perculiarly its own.
The British raee predominate--, and aB a
matter of course, British institutions give
to " the old country"; but on account of the
different climatic conditions and the mixture
of nationalities, many peculiarities are noticed which are all but unknown in the United
The larger towns are duplicates of British
towns, with a spice of the American thrown
in ; with few exceptions the principal difference consists of the breadth and regularity of the streets, which (with the exception of those in the older portions of Sidney)
are laid out at right angles. Though it robs
them of much of the picturesque element,
this regularity is an immense advantage
from an economical point of view.
11 economises space, and gives leas trouble
lo architects and builders in the arrangement
und construction of buildings; the great)
width of the streets in most of the principal
towns also exhibits the architecture of theae
buildings to tho greatest advantage, and,
in ail dition, allows of the planting of trees,
ami gives more light. On tho other hand
it renders tbe keeping of the mads in order
a very expensive item, thoir maintenance
forming a very serious drain on the resources
of many of the smaller towns.
In the I.irger cities all the luxuries of
civilization may lie obtained ; warehouses
and shops exist which ure equal to those in
any part of tho world, communication between tbo various cities and their suburbs
ia .egular and cheap, railways, steamboats,
cable trams, steam aud homo trams, omnibuses, &c, being the modes of locomotion ;
anil the same literary, scientific, social, and
other clubs as are found in other parts of
the world exist hore.
It is in the smaller towns that we find
the conditions -if life altered; a typical
township contains aay two hundred people,
a couple of hotels (the term " inn is unknown in Australia ; any place a1* which
intoxicants are sold is an hotel), and
perhaps one store, at which everything in
tbe way of merchandise is retailed ; and
very often this is conducted in the same
building as the hotel, the landlord being a
Whitely on a small scale. The smithy
aud the church ocuupy prominent positions,
and the chances are that on one allotment
there will be found a public hall of
some kind.
Lifo in a Bcttloment liko thia is to a certain extent monotonous, though not so much
aa the uninitiated would imagine. Nearly
every peraon or family owns a horae, and
the coloniata' as a rule are fairly good horsemen, boya six or seven'yeara of age may be
Been cantering about* these bush towns
"bareback," being almost born in the saddle ; this habit of riding Is carried to such
an extent thut an old saying runs : "Ifa
Dushman has to carry a message to a place
half a mile distant,ho will, instead of walking off at once, do a two-mile chase round
his paddock after tho horse, which, when
caught is duty saddled and bridled, and
then ridden the half-mile."
The foregoing, though an exaggeration, is
yet sufficient to give aome idea of the great
bold riding has obtained ; the saddle-horse
in fact is a necessity, and he bas helped to
shorten distances and assist in the exploration and development of the couutry in a
marked manner.
Theae small towns are, in the settled portions of the continent, about ten miles
apart, and the inhabitants of one think
nothing of spending the evening in the next,
or oven the second town away and returning the same night. In some parts the
shortest distance between places which can
bo-tat of a cricket club is 10 nr fiO uiiles.and
tbo cricketers ride or drive this distance,
play the match, and after a little fun
leave for home, arriving some timo the following day, the members of the opposing
club tci ng the visitors in perhaps tbe following week.
In tho agricultural and pastoral towns
time has very littio value, a "go-as-you-
please," " tuke-it-casy " ttyle of cxiatenoe
obtains from January to December, and
things are conducted in an irregular manner
in thia particular.
In the mining towna it is somewhat different ; tlio regularity of the work In the
caso of largo concerns compels the townspeople to observe something like correct
timo in most matters ; but it Ib not, until a
railway makes its appearance that the
peoplo become alive to the fact that such a
thing aa punctuality is of any importance.
In the i mailer provincial towns the train
(or mail-coach as the caso may be), which
forms tho connecting link with the Metropolis, breaks the monotony somewhat, the
railway plattorms being frequently lined
with people who meet "to see the train
come in. Saturday night ib in tho whole
of the towns, large and small, the night par
Shops, which in all the provincial towns
closo early during tbe remainder of the
woek. remain open until a late hour ou
Hat unlays, und the main business thoroughfares become crowded promenades. Young
Australia dreases in its best and goes there
to aee and to be Been, and mine of the
streets present a very brilliant appearance ;
in the city and suburbs the electric lights
servo to add to the gaiety of the scene, and
a Saturday evening walk along George-
Hlreot, Sydney; Bourkc-Btreet, Melbourne;
m- Smith-street, Collingwood (a suburb of
Melbourne), is timo well spent, anil affords
a good opportunity for a study of Australian life and character.
Some of tho Australian towns aro lighted
throughout by means of electricity, and
preparations for its introduction into others
ire ;iow being made.
In the bush, life ia very similar to that in
the smaller towna, varied of course by the
nature of the occupation followed.
The Khan of Kel&t
Tbo Khan of Kclnt, who has been summoned to give an account of his administration to theOovornor-Oeneral of India, js head
of the Baluchistan tribal chiefs and consequently paramount ruler of Baluchistan.
Kumor credits him with a revengeful aud
hloodthirsty disposition and the actual commission of many thousand-* ol crimes. It
will be well, however, to await the result of
lho present investigation liefore all thu
charges brought against tho Khun arc believed. Tho crime which was the immediate
cause of bis present prominence in Indian
politics wis the execution of bis Wazlr, or
Prime Minister aud several members of that
official's family. On the one hand it is
alleged that theKhan was desirous of preventing the Wazir from leaving bis service ami
on tbo othor tho Khan declares that the
Wu/ir attempted his life. The true atory
will, perhaps, never lie known, as except
the K ban antl his son Aziin Jan, none of the
persons who were present at the final altercation, livo to tell tho tale. As soon as the
proceedings of the Khan were reported to
the political agents at Quetta, usmall force
was ordered forward and tho Khan was
called upon to surrender. He seems to have
promptly complied with this summons, and
so far his explanations appear to have given
satisfaction. Tho authorities, however, will
not bo satisfied with his own unsupported
What Tommy Thought.
Neighbor: " I boar, Tommy, that your
mother bus bought another baby."
Tommy : "Yes'm, she has. And I reckon
ihc wants to sell him again, too."
Neighbor : " What makes you think ahe
wishes to soil him?"
Tommy : " Oh because, whenever bo is
si-nulling, antl there aro people passing the
hntiHc,ma yells at the top of bor voice : ' liny,
oh, buy my buby ! buy, oh !' but for all she
ynlla bo loudly no ono overcomes in to ask
��� he price of the little rascal. It ia my opinion 11.ai it's easier to buy u baby than it ii
lo Bell one.
One-eighth of New York city is owned hy
1)7 individuals and estates.
Sixty per cent, of the earthquakes occur
during the winter mouths. THE WEEKLY NEWS, JULY 12, 1893.
Tfll flKLT Mi
Published  By M.Whitney &
Son.   Every Wednesday.
Courtenay, B. C.
One Year     tfOO
Six Months       125
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N H��ces   of Births,   Marriages   .uul
Deaths. 50 cenli each insertion.
No Adverlismenl insetted for less than
Wednesday, July 12,1803
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POKT8 nu -uuaiuigon
and 1'ivij-lit may olfcr
e   ye Victoria, Tuesday, ii a. m.
" Nanaimo for Coniox, VVodnpeday, 7 a. m
" Comox for Valdox lelnnd, evey alternate
j Thursday 7 a.iii,(KeturnlnB eainoday. ]
Leave Coniox for Nanuimo,     Fridays, 7 a.m.
Nanaimo for Victoria,  Hulurdej-, 7a.ni
Tor freight nr slate moms apply on
board, t>r at tbo Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station. Store street.
Bright Outlook.
The outlook is brighter, In financial
circles thore is an expression of confidence- and confidence i*�� the one
1 hi ii-j needed. Then njjnin we arc so
intimately connected with the United
State*, commercial ly and financially lhat
wc shall feel at once any measure of re*
llcl afforded there. Such relief will come
to some extent by repeal of the Sherman
Silver UUI. Congress lias been called to
meet on August 7th nnd it is not likely
lli.it Cleveland would have issued the
call unless he hid satisfactory assurances
tint ihc legislative branch of the govern-
m if ut ivould act favorably on the silver
question. Already in anticipation of that
silver has fallen in the World's market to
a very considerable extent, and many of
the silver mines will, as a consequence,
close. Freed from the shackles of unfriendly legislation trade will revive and
the money market improve.
Locally the outlook is bright. We depend largely on mines at Union for our
Itome market. The indications are favor
able to increased activity. The shipping
has improved and preparations are making for the working of two additional
shafts or slopes. Il is not likely lhat the
mines will again be idle this year and as
a consequence the monthly pay rolls will
be heavier. The arteries extend from the
mines to the entire body of the district
and every part will feel the strong pulsations of a more vigorous financial life
Queer   Proceedings.
The Read Island homocidc is naturally attracting a good deal of attention. It
was a tragedy with very strange surround
ings. There were plenty of witnesses,
all armed or within reach of arms yet no
one appears to have thought of making
au arrest. A magistrate appears on the
scene later, takes thc testimony of the
red-handed criminal and then politely
returns taking away the body of the victim and one of the witnesses in bis
steamer. After awhile the hero of this
tragedy��� for such he appears to have
been regarded, else why should he have
been treated with so much consideration and tenderness?��� quietly takes
possession of his sloop and cooly sails
Naturally all this has excited no little
indignation among those who are at a
distance and thus not swayed by lhe
magnetism of this bold marksman. Even
the magistrate when her reached Comox
offered his boat to Officer Anderson, and
went so far as to accompany him and his
posse in sent ch of the fugitive. At a
distance from the scene, the character of
thc transaction appeared to be ve'iwed in
an unfavorable light, and it was thought
desirable to have an investigation. In
lhe pursuing parly the magistrate- if we
are to take his account given to a reporter of the FREE PRESS as corrcct-was the
leading spirit. He had laid aside his
polite mantle and was now hot in his
haste to lay the hands of the law upon
one whom he hnd treated at first with so
much consideration. He told Anderson
le land with some of thc men at Valdes
Island where "very plain traces were visible on the beach." What these traces
consisted of he docs not say. They may
have been harness traces or goose tracks,
but surely not lhe shoe prints ofthe fleeing man, for although "Anderson landed
he did not leave the beach, returning lo
the steamer in a few minutes saying he
was sure Kennedy was not there." Of
course he was not there, for he was en
gaged in a sail up north in the sloop
which had kindly been left within bis
reach. Anderson ought to have had too
good sense to have landed at all on Valdes Island, and probably only did so to
satisfy the magistrate. I tut the chief
complaint is that on more ihan one occasion Anderson and his men refused to
go into thc bush. Evidently the magistrate was determined to make thorough
work of it. At last the idea had permeated
his brain that an atrocious crime had
been committed��� what would have
been a cold blooded murder, in fact, it
only the blood had not been heated with
vile liquor. He realized now that thc
murderer was fleeing unwhipt of justice,
and he doubtless thought ;n bis wrath
that every bush between the southernmost corner ol Valdes Island and the
north pole should be shaken, To his
mind bush-shaking was the only road to
discoveryj and because Anderson and
his posse didn't attempt to effect the capture ofthe man who had gone off in an
open boat, by shaking Indiscriminately
the bushes on the shore, they, forsooth,
were unwilling, not certainly but apparently��� how charitable?-? to make
themselves the targets for Kennedy's
practised eyes." Seeing the way thc
search was being conducted��� that is
without bushshaking��� the magistrate
decided to return, lie realized��� bow
sad be must have been'.��� that "even
had Kennedy shown himself Anderson
would not have dared to arrest him."
Thc ordinary mind cannot perceive the
Importance of bush-shaking in an undertaking like this, and will not blame Anderson, but rather applaud him for not
engaging in such work. Only a great
magestcrial intellect could fully comprehend the connection of "traces" on the
beach with a sloop with sails spread
scudding before the wind, or see the figure of Kennedy with "practised eyes"
crouching behind every bush. Anderson and his posse were men of courage
and sense as men go, but they were not
"bushwhackers," nor were they provided
with brush hooks! The pursuit still con
tlnues but in a different way and under
an intellect not altogether magisterial
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time   Table   No.   17,
To tnko etfoct at 8.00n. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Tlmo.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Tlokota will bo is-mod between nil
puinlM Tor n fin*-! antl a quarter, nood for return inn later limit Monday.
Hoturn Tickets for one and n half ordinal1**
/aro in--.*- bo '���ureliiisuil dully to nil point*),
good for seven days, including day of i��ane.
No Itoturn Ticket�� In-med tor n fnro nnd n
q*uiru-r where thu Dingle fnro la twnnty-llve
Through rules between Vtotorla nnd Coniox.
FrtMidi-nt. Gen'l Stlpt.
Oeu. Freight nnd Puasengor Agt
Chas R Hardy & Co
\.-     Ami Fiii-ini-ii-l Broker
Notary Public. Convoyanoer,
Niinninio.  I). C,
All persons driving over tho wharf
or bridges iu Comox district fistei
thm a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
S. Creech
Gov. Agent.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� antl ���
9 Horse., 100 Sheep, snd 00 Cows
together with
2 Moving Machines, 1 Steel Roller
1 Keeping Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeds can be seen in my possession.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers1 Work a Specialty.
Courtenay  B.   G.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
Iff   '"   i
Union h ivery
�� - I
-AND    ���
Jh'eed        Stable
���\ ��� r
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses and   Figs for Hire at
JL1.X1   Times
Saw Mill
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed Pine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders promptly executed.
Dr W J Curry
Green's block���near Post Office��� Nanai
1*0.   Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without thc use of
Ether or Chloroform.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's   Block.
Nanaimo, B. C.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
<> Norman  McLeod ��
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0     The  justly     celebrated Jj
0   Clydesdale,     will    travel o
0 through  the District  this ��
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0 season. q
^ R. Grant & L. Mounce.Jj
0 Props. Union, B.C.0
G B Leighton
At the  Bay, Coniox, B. O.
Blacksmithing and  Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Haslam, Prop. Mill St.. PO Box 35, Tel. M
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete stock ofRouuhand Dressed
Lumber always on hand: also .Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Ulinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     While   Pine,     Redwo.d.
All orders accompanied wlthCASH orompt
iy ant! carefully attended lo.
Steamer l-'.slcll
Harbor and onlside towing done at reason
able rates.
F. W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholasnle
and   Retail  Sealar    in
��"�����"' Largest Estal>llshment of its kind.
1-24 Cordova St.       Vancouver,    II. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
Courtenay 6, G,
John Fraser
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects witli all steamers al
the Bay.
Also do a general
Teaming Business
Orders may bj left at the Courtenay
Hoiel. or thii office.
We have received our new MiUnnery and are very busy   filling orders
for spring Bate and Bonnets,   Come down and aee us at once
S^      DRESS   GOODS      ^
We have surpassed anything* ever attempted before   in this   line,  and
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Nanaimo B, 0.
Kaslo Citv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
I Make It a Point I Know
For the lust thirty years having handled Silver Ware, manufactured hy Ihe
Celebrated linns of lt;ed and Barton���-Hodgera 1847���and Meritlen Britannia,
I  know then, to he A" I.    gJJ. In Jewelry, Clocks, Wntehca, antl   SpilOIUCleB,
I Show the Largest Slock in lhe city, AT 1IA1U) TLM US   PRICES.
Specal attention giver, lo reparing in ALL Braiiotiea of the Trnde.
t*4, Orders hy nnil will hnvj prompt atten-ion. t��J
M. R. Counter,
Orescent Jewelry Store,        Nanaimo jj, J.
~" Tancauver furniturei Warehouse,
KstuhlUhcd 1873-
  Also Denier In 	
nanaimo b.c.   r.0.���.�����.-.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Bantun Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
' Manufactures   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ART!
Gl.li for the same money?
fiaper Raper & Co,
Booksellers,     Statioueri,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. II. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
Robert J, Wenborii'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots. Small fruits, shrubs and evergreens of every variety.
C. B.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. O.
W. E. Mc Carmcy Chemist,
Purp Drujni Chemicals and  Patent
Pliyalcnnn   Progcljilloiia and nil onlnrs filled
Willi euro and dispatch. P. O. box li
Geo. Bevilockway,
-*-    Red House    -'-
rtnmn.ercial St.     =   Nanaimo. B. O.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, P.. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implements
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drill*
> *ing Machines made to order on short
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from Mis  Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily Fresh Eggs, Butter, Vegeta
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
Eureka   Bottling Works,
tSarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ot all kinds.
Union   tVlines,B. C.
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J, Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
onthe Pacific Coast, and is situated at
die mouth of the Courtenay River- he*
tween Union and the large farming settlement nt" Comox,
Trent aie plentiful in thc river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
Tht: Bar connected with thc hotel is
kept well supplied   with  the  best wines
md  HquorS,    Stage  connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
fj|he leadiug hot ;1 in Comox district.
���*��� Now and   handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and Ashing- cIobo
0 town.   Tourists   can   depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tho
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
JFBllHff ill f
This town is located in the
midst ofthe largest agricultural
settlement on Vancouver Island. It is within six miles of
Union Mines affording the farmers of the valley the very
best home market, and is situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive and are an important
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and our
hotels of the best.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
CO-CJE,T"E3*N--A.-Y-  B.C.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urqukrt Bros, Proprs. Comox HO,


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