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Array G. A. IVcBa: i Co.
Nanaimo,  B.C.
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G. A. McBain * Co.
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Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 59-
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,  DEC. 20, 1893.
$2.00 PER YEAR
 at��� mF*\
TJlTIOIsr, ib o.
has a fine assortment of
Xmas Goods
Also   Groceries
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Orders taken for custom made suits
���jaa��� 111 nan    I i . i   11 a I  a a  i , i ���mi sssksBSBBBBMB���BSBB,
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London and Canadian
Phenix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation Life.
Green Block, Nanaimo;
W. J. Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
CO UR TEN A Y P HARM A G Y.
-* PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES *
'    Also Fancy Toilet Articles
.     TOBACCO  A.TST)  OIOiLR,S.
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isrficQTjiLijA.nr-T & o-il:m:o:r*:ei
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery Outfit of
John \V. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
******l.    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at thc nkws' Office.
Citizens' Building Society,
[NANAIMO, B C]
 0���0 ���0
Capital          ��6,000,000.00
Shares tloo Each, payable 60 cents per month
A Local Co-Opsrative Building, Loan and Savings Association.
 0 0	
Organized and operated by business men of Nanaimo, elected by the Shareholders.
���BOARD OF DIRECTORS	
Andrew Haslam, Esq., Mayor of Nanaimo, President;
C. H.   Stickles,   Manager  E.   L. Works,  Vice-President
A. R.'Johnston, Esq., Treasurer; Marcus Wolfe, Esq,, Secretary
C. H. Barker, Solictor
Alderman E. Quennel; Alderman T. Dobeson; Wm. Patterson, Esq.
J. Foreman, Esq.; J. W. Stirtan, Esq.
Bankers��� The Bank of British Columbia, Nanaimo.
BS-'-Subscriptirn Books are now open and any information c;tn be had by applying
to the Secretary, who will furnish copies nf Prospectus and By- Laws.
MARCUS WOLFE, Secretary.
Agent at Union, Alex W. Fr��sc��.,^"3H-C''e**AB<:iU at Courtenay, P. W. Patterson'
Sun Life Assurance Co
HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
ii Canada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the Largest Dividend
Assets $3,403,700.00.
Reserve tor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.28.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77
J E. Crane, Oen'l Agent, Victoria, B. C.    L. W. Fauqui.r.Sp.cial Agent
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
COMOX, BO.
Importers & Dealers in
Flour * Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Oroceri..
Orock.ry * Olaaswars
Dry Goods
Boot* b\ Shoe*
Hardware
Faint * Oils
Grata Furnishings
Patisnt Medicinea
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pirn bury & Co.
Whoi.f.salk and Retail
Druggists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W J, Young
Physician $ Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
OOUBTKNAY, B. 0
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. I my store in the
VILLAGE OF COURTENAY.
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up.   Apply to
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Rams tor Sale.
For Sale two fne young Rams ( South
Downs).
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, II. C.
Dr W J Curry
(DENTIST.)
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanaimo. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
Farm products for Sale.
(Doliviroil at Thon Cuim'a furm.l
Carrots per Ib. I cent
Turnips   ���'   " "   "
Cibbage "   " i# cents
Onions    "   " 2   "
Eggs limed per doi 30 "
Fresh egg** at market price
Butter per lb 30   "'
Society    Cards
I. 0. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. 0. F��� meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Alex. \V. Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. VV.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday cvtnings j-.t7.30 p. ni. in the old
North Coniox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Recorder.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
bcforelhe full nf the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hal, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Bitrd
K. R.S.
C. O. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O
O. F. meet in the old North Comox.
school house every second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B, Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Treea, Bulba, Planta and Boaei.
Fruit aad Ornamkntal Trees
Bumis, Shruhs, Roses. Greenhouse,
Plants, &c.
Prices reduced to suit the times.    Ge
my list before placing your orders.
Address M. J. Henry,
Box,28, Mt. Pleasant,
Vancouver, B. C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchma**;
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing
Present office Elk Hotel
Co"-ox, B.  0.
���50 A VEAjB FOR LIFE
Substantial Reward*  for Those
Whoae Anawtra too Correct.
A man oncecatoreda prison whore wm confined a condetntd criminal. On making a re-
quest to b�� condnctt-d into Itio pret-enceof the
doomed mnn, tbo visitor was informed that
none but relatives w��<e permitted to mo the
prisoner. The visitor -Mid: ''Hretliors and sifters hnve 1 none, but that men's < tbe prisoner's)
fat her ia my father's son."
He was at onoe taken to the prisonor. Now,
whit relation wits the prisoner tothe visitor!
Tbo Agricultural Publishing Company will
Klve$50ayearfor life to thn person sending tho
tli-Bl. correct answer; t.*iOOtothusecond;5ra.$250
Ith,$100; 51 h. |,��, ando*.er 10.000other rowarde,
ounoistftig of pianos, organs Indies nnd gents
gold and silver watches, silver services, diamond rings, etc, 1
To the tiftrson sending the last correct answer wil) be given a high-toned piano, to the
next tn the last a benutlful orgnn, nnd tho next
5.000 will receive valuable prizes of silverware.
Rl'LES.��� (1) All at-sweis must be sent br
nmi!,and bear postmark not l-tiw than Deo. SI,
1893. (2) There will be no charge wh'-tevur to
enter this competition, but all wbo compete
are expected to sen I oho dollar for six months
���ubfic-Iptionto cither The Lauiich HomkMau-
azink or Thk Canadian AOKicfLTLHibT-i wo
of tho choicest Illustrated perlodicm*- of tho
day. 13) All prise**-*.-inm-rs will be ������cpO'lod to
assist ua in extending our circulation. (4) The
flrstconectanswer received (s**i��lrr�� postmark
taken In all <*n,*-es as dnto of receipt. 10 as to
give overy one an equnl chance, no matter
wh-ro he or sho m��y roside). will secure the
tliut prize; the ncconil. tbo next prize, andso on.
TnaAOHtuuLTUitlsTisanoldostablishedcon
corn, nnd possesses ample means to enable it to
carry nntalMts fromisen. (Send for printed
list of former prize winners.1
JfiioEs.-The following well-known gentlemen huve cuiiBenb-d tn act aa jU'lg.-s nnd will
nee that the priz-^-arft fairly awarded���Com* ���
dnre Calcmt, (Proprietor Cnletitt's I.h ' cf
Steamers) l> erboroHj-h.snd Mr. W, Bolt it-
son. Prosidtti. .limes I'rii-tii-gt -ini-iu.y, I'i tr
boroiiifh. Iti-Klstersll money letters, Afltirt a
AumcL'LTliiibT I'l-B. (L'ld), PeierLon.Uku
Canada.
LIGHT AND AIRY.
A Saaalda Siren.
In the.twirl of tlie turbulent *-ea
���-lio biilM tn a turlma of whin*;
Like a li'uil iu tier (nriicsotmi ifM*e,
���**        *>uo Aa-.iit-- along in tlio i<-,i>L
O'er tlie wator she Jovoufly -fllJe-s
In i..e glow ui tiie noon's rimy livami
On lho billow .'io itrai'orully ride*
Tothe slioto tof aploa**ani day dreain.
On thc sand by the iinn-lm] m>%
taiiestivicliea in ll-jtiouiepu-w���
&]���(���'���- a p-icin, a wll > luriixlj.
i nun her eyes to in-a lipx of her toM,
And Hiiost'-lu' while nbe looks fruui lh*
rough
TosRiiiu wave* o'er the sands far away
To bur bourding iumxe upon Uie bhllF���
"UU, I liopo Uiuy'U havu io* tr-wm U>
Wl"    -^TruUi.
A Hint to Rlsa.
Tin* grave young man iu ordinary black
leather hIiocs wua rt-udiiiK his liil-lu when
thesun.iuer Kirl iu vmite Lion juuketeu
tcml the etir.
'I'hv yuiuiff man's Up* moved, but be did
not.
He [iri't-piided not to see.
I'le-Minily it louu. ot ,mui flitted acroas bin
foca
"ExcuKeme," heKrowled, "youara stand*
InKuu inj- feet."
tikis Hn-ileti .-wuetly.
"1 beg your pardon," she mttrmtired,
"but you md not bueui to be UbiiiK tbeui
yourrauitt"
Ulrnvtirlttg ferociously nt thc rluinty slip-
pi'is boueutli tne Miuivy skirt, lie intuit- Ji-a
way to llie trout plrttlUllli.���Ueti-oii 'liiii-
uuts. 	
Cmiini'T' lul It*m.
"I>ot, McQinnia luw got Home -ihIIm," ro-
murkid Moiy.-SuhnuuiliurKtOUtioi! tut- mcr-
uuuiit princes ul liurlem.
"What linn he bteu doing now?"
"Vou ruiut-uibei* wUuuit ruiut-u bard yu��-
teniiiyf"
"Vcm; what a tshowi'r!-'
"Veil, lie coined into my store vile It
miiiid. 1 imki**! him if Uoilluu't viiut to
puy Huiiiti uiiibrulltw, imU vat, you diuk bo
iwiy"-"
"l'vo 00 idea."
"lie say lie vould prefer to vait In my
store until dot altuwer vaa imsaoU over."���
Texas tiiltiuuu.	
Too Much to Stand.
Owner��� Wltut'a tlmtf The men In mj
boiler tauuiry out uu u utrike? What's tl..
luuturl"   ���
llookkoopor���l haven't heard; but now 1
think ot [1, thu new supeilitteudeiit lliM
moved Into tho buii-10 ueit door tu too rivet
driviity shop,
Owner���I don't see what difTen-i'co that
slioiilil nnitii!.
Uuukiieu'H-r ��� Vou are probntily not
await1, Hit*, that ho has all daughters ami
tiny inu ull studying mimic.���New "tor*
Wtekiy.     , --*
POWDEn AND BALL\
The Kra**-.Iiirgt*n*ii*ii rillu hrm heon adopted by the govern 11 lei it of Turkey.
Tin* German eniporor recently Iwued an
onlur iignlnnt olllcent of liis army usiitg hIii-
yle eJ'egliWiMW,
The greautit averngu height In any Rtirn-
pcmi army fa found III tlio Norwegian, I'M
[lichen; tliv least in tho Italian, tA.
The I)rlti-*h Biildler receives daily as r.v
tloits*Aimucea of food���biscuit, DOouuow:
meat, Hj jieus iprlx*aii**,7; sugar, 3; cocoa, I.
if au Imaginary circle heOmwiiamitiid
tho klllgdoiUN ul lii!ssi:t, Gerillliuy, Austria
uud tlie republic of Frit lice, it will iiiulu-w til
thii relatively small Bpitoe more nrmeil men
thau thero aru in all tho world besides.
FIGS AND THISTLES.
Small fish will nihbloatanykind of halt.
Many [icople think nothing can be wrong
tint pays woll
Tlie flsli that get away an tha ones that
always look the biggest.
Don't go security for the man wbo UU
bin gate awing on one tunge.
Some men nro ulway-i asleep when n golden opportunity knocks at the door of tbulr
botiwj,
There has never heen wisdom enough In
thn world to know how to help a mail who
does uot try to help hi Dwelt���Ham's Iluru.
Savory Island Tragedy.
Nanuimo, Dec. ifi-h.��� ( Special) --
Detective Moone is repoi ted to have f und
Lynn's sloop at Oyster Hay. It is believed Lynn and his hnlf breed passed
down through here and have left the
country.
Hawaiian Affairs.
Victoria, Dec. 19th��� fSpccial) ��� The
latest from Honolulu indicates no material change there.   Everything is quiet.
Bridge Slaughter.
Louisville, Ky. Dec. 18th.���(Special)���
A long span of thc Loul*.*, i.lc and Jeffw-
sonvill bridge went down. Twenty-five
workmen were killed or drowned and as
many injured.
Meeting of Legislature.
Victoria, Dec. 18th.��� (Special) ��� The
Lieut-Governor has issued his prodaiu. ���
tion summonsing the members of the
Legislature to meet at the Capital, January, the 18th.
Kennedy Breaks for Liberty
New Westminster, Dec. 18th���Special)
Under the leadership of FJen. Kennedy,
who was recently convicted of the murder
of O'Connor at Read Island and sentenced
to the penitentiary for life, a number of
the convicts m.tde a desperate break tor
liberty. .They were discovered at once
and ordered to fall into line and return
to prison. The convicts attacked guardsman Coulls who first filed over their
heads when some surrendered, but Kennedy and two others ran, when a ball
from Coutts repeating rifle struck Kennedy in the leg inflicting a serious wound
All were retaken.
Flat Contradiction.
Mr. Editor, allow me space in your
paper tu tell a little story which a youug
���man in Comox is circulating which he
says he played on my two brothers and
myself as a practical joke. He says he
used to cimie to our house and stay all
night with us boys and have some fun.
(This much is true) Then he says on
one occasion he got up in the morning
before any of us were awake and blacked
a'l our faces; then he took a needle and
tbreadJand sewed our pants so that we
could not get into them. After that be
went home. When one of us awoke and
saw the others with black faces he began
to laugh; then the others awoke and told
him that bis own face was black. Next
one got up and began to tug at his pants
but on they would not come: and there
was so much time spent and my father
had called on us so often that be got mad
and seizing a big stick came up and seeing our black faces and our pants off
waded right in and thrased alt three of
us Of course this young man is very
smart and educated. He can always tell
this story best among the ladies with
whom ho thinks himself a great favorite
He is always the hero of his own story.
Now, Mr. Editor, you can easily see how
smart and clever and wide awakp this
young mnn was and how dull and sleepy
we must have been! I cannot say that all
the stories thin young man tells are not
true; but 1 can tell you that this beautiful
little varn is a lie Some people will tell
a lie over so often that after a time they
believe it to be true.
This person used to come to our house
and stay all night, but before he went to
sleep he always asked mc to wake him
the first thing in the morning; and hy
thc time I got him awake every one within hearing was awake, too.
Now, Mr. Editor, if this smart young
man has anything to say for himself let
him contradict this though these columns
William. H. Grieve.
Sale of Work and Concert
The sale of work and concert at the
Presbyterian Church the 12th inst., was
a very successful affair and reflected very
great credit on all who had the management. Owing to the weather the alien
dance was hardly as large as was expected, slill the building was comfortably filled and all who came went away highly
pleased with the whole affair. Thc Ladies Aid Society wuh their usual j-eneio-s-
ity contributed an abundance of good
things in the way of" eatables. At the
close of thc concert thc balance of thc
j-nnds on hand together with the cakes,
etc , were sold by auction. About 8 o'clock Rev. Mr. Vait took lhe chair which
he very ably filled. The choir rendered
a chorus "Twilight on lhe Sea" followed
bv a duet by Mrs. Westwood and Mr.
Halliday. Mrs. E. Duncan gave a short
numerous reading which was heartily cn-
coicd. Miss Mary Smith made her dc-
btii as a public singer, and WUB followed
by Mrs Tail and Mrs. W- Duncan in a
Scotch duet which was heartily  encored.
After a short intermission the choir
sang "Honor lhe Brave" followed l)y Mrs
Westwood who sung and received a deserved recall. After Mr. Ilennet had giv
en an admirable reading Me*-dames E.
and W. Duncan, Met * rs W. Duncan and
W. Halliday gave what was decidedly thc
gem of llie evening, viz: a tour part song
entitled " Pro. l'hundo Busso". Mr. W.
Duncan as Pro Pluindo Mass would be
hard to bent.
Mr. W. Halliday followed with a comic
song after which Mrs. Eric Duncan gave
a fine recitation.
The entertainment was concluded by a
duct by Mrs. tait and Mr. S. Piercy.
Union Flashes.
The wire was down Saturday between
here and Nanaimo,
We have had plenty of deer meat lately
���sel.s for about 5 cents a pound.
Umatilla came in on Sunday morning
for coal and left the next day.
There is a good deal of sickness from
la grippe here now- not so severe a type
as east.
Mitchell and several other canny Scoth
mcr are erecting a house on the new
townsite. They work right along and
do not seem to mind the lough weather
W. J. Harrigan has been so encouraged by his milk business that he has
branched out into the meat btisines**, and
as he goes by the old established shops
there is a snap of defiance in thc crack of
his whip that shows that he has come to
stay.
A part of the ill-fated steamer San
Pedro was brought up to Union by the
last steamer including a big air drum.
The Joan on its last trip hunted up the
old anchors which had been lying on the
bar-end ol the railway from the mines
built years ago by Sam Cliffe and associates,
It is reported that Lindsay is to have
the restaurant part ofthe new hotel. The
carpets arc down in nearly all the rooms,
and the house will soon be ready for the
public.
Thursday Dec. 8th, Mr. Uyron Gurtlry
and Miss Rebecca Timothy of Nanaimo
were united in marriage here at the Presbyterian manse bythe Rev. Mr. Higgins.
Jack Bruce paid a flying visit to the
valley on Sunday to see his worthy partner who was reported sick with the prevailing fashionable complaint. He found
him not seriously itl and likely soon to be
around among the boys.
The annual Christmas festival of the
Union Sabbath school will take place
here at the Reading Reading Room Hall
on Saturday thc 23rd inst. There will
be a Christmas tree lit with candles, and
heavily loaded v. ith presents of various
kinds. A feature will be a competition
among the ^children, who will beclassi-icd
for the purpose. There will be recitations, singing, etc. by thc children and
all should attend. Doors open at 7 and
entertainment  at 7.30 p. in.
Gand Auction Sale.
On Friday, the 22nd of December
1893 at half past seven, p. 111. at the
Reading Room Hai.l, Union, D. C.
I will sell by instructions ofthe owner,
WITHOUT RESERVE the Famous Garvin
Spring Property, on Ilaync Sound in
Lots, and Plucks lo suit purchasers, excepting only tlie Spring and a few stir-
rounding acres which will pass into the
hands of a powerful Hotet and Spring
Syndicate now being organized for ihc
purpose.
Plans showing the location of ihc Lots
and Blocks ns surveyed may be seen by
culling on Mr. A. Garvin at Union Hotel.
Title perfect. Terms )4 cash down
and balance In 60 days.
Win. Cheney, Auctioneer.
Denman Island Concert.
The concert gotten tip in aid of building a hall on Denman Island was a success financially and artistically. Mr. Chas
McFarland ablypresided, and the programme was sufficently varied to please
all. It opened with an overture on the
piano by Miss -Beadnell, followed by
songs by S. Sutton, F-. Sutton, J. Piket,
Miss Piket and Mrs. Beadnell. There
was a reading by Wril. Bakie and recitation by J. Scott. The most enjoyable
feature, perhaps was a .dialogue illustrating the unjustifiable treatment which the
aborigines had received:a*t the hands of
the whites! Wm. Bakie represented the
latter while the temperance reformer and
advocate, Wm. Cheney in full costume
represented the Indian chief, and as such
maintained thc character in a manner revoking rounds of applause.
The concert was followed by a dance.
How Su-jor MetM.
If wo drop a lump of sugar Into a enp
of tea, we find it tnkeu a considerable
time to melt if nllov/cd to remain at thn
bottom of the vessel, but if we hold it
np iu tho spoon neur tho surface of the
liquid it dissolves much more speedily
Thin is owing to tho sugnr, as it melts.
rendering the portion of tho ton containing it heavier. The sweetened purt,
therefore, descends, leaving tho sugar
constantly in contact with unsweetened
or only partially nweetened ton, in fact,
a couiinr.nl circulation of f! .id is promoted until tho wholo is dissolved.
When the sugar is placed orpurmitted
to lio at tho bottom of the cup, it dissolves until tho layer of fluid next it U
thoroughly sweetened or saturated,when
it practically ceases to dissolve any further, lhe sweetened and heavier stratum
abovo it acting for n considerable time,
until tho law of diffusion comes gradually into play, like an impervious covering in keeping buck the lighter unsweetened fluid abovo
Bonce the rouaou ulso why stirring, in
breaking up the saturated layer and allowing access to the unsweetened por-
tion, is so effectual in bringing aliout
thi'uniform sweetening of tea. Life is
not Infrequently sweetened by the same
stirring up procoss.���Brooklyn Eagle.
Durst���-���>*. of NobIi'i Flood.
In Gould's "Notes and Queries," volume 0, pugo 26i, tho following questions
are usked: "Aro the floods known us
Nuali's, Duration's and the Alhmtcan
do) 1 twos considered to bo ono and the
siiiiier" The editor refers thu question
to bis correspondents, and Mrs. L. T.
George uf Ohitfhgo answers It, Incidentally giving the following curious particulars and. uiitmto details concerning
the "great breaking up of tho waters:"
"The deluge was threatened iu tlie year
Win and began on Dec. 7, 1030, B. U,
aud continued 877 days. Tho nrk rested
upon Mount Ararat on May 0. l(!.r>7, but
Noah did not leave it until Dec. 18 following." Any reader who imagines that
it would be an easy task to figure these
detuils from the Biblical account cau
find a basis for his calculations in the
seventh aud otghth chapters of Genesis
���St. Louis Republic.
Fronchwomen lo Train-on.
For tho privilege of wearing trousers
the French government charges women
a tax of from $10 to $13 a year. This by
no meuus gives every woman who ia
willing to pay the tux a right to wt*.-:r
trousers. The government instead confers, the right as a tribute lo great
merit. Trousers uro, 111 tact, u sort ut
decoration given to women as tho ribbon
of tho Legion of Honor is given to men.
Tho only women to whom has boen
granted the right to wear trousers nre
Qoorge Hand, Uosa Bonheur, Mine.
Dieulafoy, lho Parisian nrduuotogisti
Mme. Fouoanlt, the bearded woman,
and two feininino stonecutters, Mme.
Fourreau and La Jeunuutto.��� New Vork
Evening Suu.
Local Brevities
Victoria is at last to put up street signs
Be on time for the Christmas goods al
McPhee St Moore's.
There will be a turkey shoot on Xmas
day at the Kiveside hotel.
The article on Temperance will appear
next week.
The time for killing deer closes on the
first of January.
Mr, Haslam, M. P. will leave for Ottawa about the middle of January.
The str. Comox from Vancouver touches at Valdes Island with mail once a fortnight.
There are letters in the Courtenay post
office for Harry Martin, Thos Kirby and
Mr. Merritt.
There is to be a cross-walk put do-vn
between The Free Press and The Telegram buildings at Nanaimo.   Next?
Wantkd.��� Parties having a new
milch cow lo sell mav find a customer by
leaving name and address at this office.
For SAUL��� By Adam McKelvey,
one new milch cow, also a cow near carving.
A grand ball will be given in the Public Hall Union on Jan. 1/94 under the
auspices of Benevolent Lodge, No. 14,
K. of P.   Particulars later.
There is to be a Christmas tree at the
Bay in connection with the Presbyterian
Sunday School there on Friday 22nd.
The road from Courtenay down by Un
ion wharf, which will be put through to
French Creek next year will pass directly
through Ganin's lands making the lots
and blocks there very desirable.
On Saturday the 23rd of this month
there will be a shooting; match for turkeys
geese, ducks- and chickens at Howe's hotel, below Union wharf, under the man
agementofW. Cheney of Denman Island.
The Western World says that British
Columbia offers today great inducements
for profitable investments ��� needs only
to be seen to be appreciated. What
would its editor, Mr. Acton Burrows say
if he were to visit the famed Comox valley?
There will be a temperance meeting in
the Bay Reading Room on Thursday
evening, the 21st, when the Room will be
formally opened to the reading public.
A list of the contributors, etc, has been
sent us which coming too late for this issue will be published next week.
Birth.
Scharschmidt. At Comox, Sunday,
lhe 17th inst the wife of Dr. Scharschmidt, of a son.
Notice
lhe str. Joan will go up to Valdes Island Thursday, leaving at 7 a. in. and
returning the same day.
Shooting Match.
There will be a shooting match
for turkeys and geese at Cumberland
Townsite, Union Mines conducted by
Wood and Mullinberg, on Friday, the
22nd inst at 1 p.m. Plenty oi turkeys
and geese and lots of fun.   All invited.
New Officers.
At the last meeting of Hiram Lodge
No. 14 A.F.& A. M. the following were e-
lected: W. A. Mathewson, W. M., R.
Grant, S. W., J. B. Holmes, J. W., R. S.
McConnell, Sec, T. Heckensell, Trea*.,
and J. Piercy, T.
New Arrangements.
Telephone and telegraph communication wiih Courtenay has been resumed.
Under thc new rules, WHICH WILL BE
RIOJDLV ENFORCED all messages must
be written and signed, on blanks which
will be provided, and paid for IN ADVANCE.
Christmas Tree.
A Christmas tree for the children in
connection with thc Courtenay Sunday
School and those attending the Presbyterian Church, Sandwick, will be held in
the church on Tuesday 26th inst at 7.30
p. tn.
A good programme has been prepared
by the children. A present will be put
iw the tree for each child. Parents desiring to put on presents tor their children
may do so.
Refreshments will be served to all.
A collection will be taken up to defray
expenses.
Copartnership Notice.
The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned Anley & Becken-
tcll as butchers has been dlSSOVcd by the
purchase of said Bcckensell's interest bv
Percy Smith. The new firm of Anlev &
Smith will continue the business at thf
old stand, collect all outstanding accounts
of llie old firm and assume and pay all of
its indebtedness.
Dec. 1, U93. F. A. Anley.
Tom. Heckensell
Percy Smith
At Re-Mitch. England, 30,000 people
make moro than 1011,000,000 needles a
year, and they aro made and exported so
cheaply that England bas no rival and
practically monopolizes the trade.
BocoDilliftntt I'liitc OUui.
Ono of tho novel business trades of
Boston is that of a dealer in secondhand
plate glass. Nearly all of this i-iuss ts
bought by tho dealer from insurance
companies. The large plates of this Irt- 1
of glass are insured when put Ir. n \!>;,
dow. and when uuy of them is breathe owner of tho injured glass usually
prefers that tho insurance company
should replace the brokeu piece rather
than that he should be paid its prlco.
The dealer in the secondhand glass contrives to utilize what remains of tho unbroken part of the glass,���New York
Tribune. l\
HOUSEHOLD.
Saturday-
" Tired, tired!" she rati 1 j murmured.
Ami ihi* aohlniihead bant low j
To soo if the stowing was mended
She looked from tho hojl tQ  tho toe.
Tin* eight small stocking* finished,
As sh**i'uM-.*d thom oik! iiy one.
Bho siijhoii ai Bhe thought of the mending
And ironing yot to lio done.
Ami then there's linking nnd churning.
Thai must not for tlio morrow wo.it.
Arid ill-1 mon will soon como homeward,
Ami supper must not bo lato.
She thinks how tho Saviour, when hero below.
Was ai*nu aimed with sorrow and grief;
HOW Hit* merciless crowds pursued him,
Tliou<-h ho never sought relief.
Until He had finished the work
His Kulln-r -i'ii* hiinto do,
uncomplaining Ho tolled on bravely
The whole of ills sad lift) through.
So sho tolls through tho day unceasing.
Then t uoks i ho four wee onos in bed.
Pausing in wonder what sorrow
���May pass over 0*Wh little bead,
And sho lifts her heart In prayer
And pleads for (Jod's helping hand;
Thoro Booms lo come it whisper
That .Icsus will understand.
As sho pillows bor aching hood nt night,
When her long day's work Is dune.
She thinks uf tin* grave as a renting placo
When tin- battle or lifo in won.
Then she thinks there'll ho rest to-morrow,
And the tired eyes clone In sloop ;
Hut Ihoiiiinil n-.1, In���- mil lu meet the day
Our Saviour bade us keop.
And sh<> dreams'tis the Saturday uf lifo,
Her work is well nigh dono;
And .-he cal ohes I he last faint glimmer
Uf tin; lovely sett In--sun.
As sho eagerly watohos, longing
From earth's fetters to bo free,
In bunts Din u-loriuus Sabbath,
Sabbath of Eternity.
���[Arabella Maxey.
Don't Scold the Children-
Don't scold or scowl at little ones. It
never mtikea good children, and thoir home
lite, instead uf being tho free, happy time
which the youth leaves with reluctance and
upon whicli nge looks with tliut sweet re*
mcnihritneo of mother's lovo and care, it
becomes an existence which smothers all
affection and puts a stop to the growth ot a
firm, Independent character and even puts
t\. stop to Intent powers which iu time would
blossom forth under tho genial influence of
tho confidence and love of thoso about
them.
We often see a littio tot run up to mother
with a rudely drawn sketch which would
be hard indeed to make out, but should be
wonderful in the eyes of the mother who
would thus encourage and delight this young
would-he artist. But let the mother repel
or laugh at the ehildiBh effort and tho sensitive child would nover again attempt anything of the kind "to bo laughed an" and
who is able lo tell what that same childish
baud may do iu the futuro, but the latent
genius slumbering within theao childish n'ng-
ers is forever crushed by a rebuke or scoff
nt, tho little one's effort.
A mother onco remarked she could not
chastise without striking in her temper.the
childish offender. What a sad stato of affairs, that a mother to whom God haa iu-
trusted immortal souls enclosed in those
tiny voiisels, cannot control hor nature in a
measure to bring them upin a God-fearing,
straightforward manner which would make
them stalwart Christian men and women,
wlio would have strength to resist the
temptations thai are such hidden sand bars
and shoals which aro mot with in our voyage on tliut ocean of life whioh leads to
eternity.
Tested Receipts-
Peach Budding.���-Grate bread crumbs to
cover thc bottom of a pudding pan, then
put in a thick layer of peaches ; sprinkle
with sugar, cover with moro crumbs, turn
iu ;; pint water bake till poaches ure soft ;
serve with cream and Hugnr,
Another,���Take \l pints sifted flour
with 2 tcaapoonl'uh baking powder ; stir in
enough milk to make rather still batter ;
add 1 tablespoouful melted butter ; put half
of hatter in a pan, cover with a quart of
siloed pcachca, put in rest of batter and
Iwlto till hrown. Servo with cream and
sugar.
Vellow Pickles.���1 qt. large ouonmberB,
cut lengthwise ; 1 qt. small cucumbers ; 1
flntsmall onion*. ; 1 pint green tomatoes ;
_ dozen small cauliflowers ; 0 green peppers,
quartered ; let nt ami in weak brine 24 hours;
then scald in the same brine. Make a paste
by using 0 labtospoonfuls of mustard; I'.
tableBpounfuls tumeric ��� 1! cupa sugar; '.
cup Hour; 2h qt, best vinegar. Cook the
paste, being very careful not to burn ; pour
over the pickles when hot.
Tomato Preserves.���Peel good, ripe
tomatoes and to every galton add 3 pints of
granulated sugar; let stand over night,
thun put in a vessel to cook without any
water ; let cook moderatuly tor four houra.
Summer Minco Pies.-���Four crackera, 1
cup chopped raisins, \h cutis hot water, 2
teaspoon* Hirong vinegar, I cup molas-ies,
}\ cup* Hiii'rtr, J cup of buttor, 1 teaspoonful each cinnamon, cloves aud allspice, 2
eggs beaten and stinod in loat of alt.
Ginger Cookies.���Uno cup each molaaaea
and sugar, 1 egg, I tablespoonful aoda
dissolved in .'{tablespoonfuls boiling water.
One u.v'jjiiimfiil each ginger and cinnamon,
one-half cupful butter ; Hour to make a still'
dough.
Potato Soup.���Ouo quart milk ; when
boiling, mid livo potatoes cooked and
mashed through a sieve, I union and ,1 well-
beaten eggs, When it boils up onoe add
butter the size of an egg, salt and popper ;
stir well.
An Excellent Stew.���Two and a half
pounds of mutton cut iu hiiih.II pieces, 0
potatoes and 2 onions sliced thin; l\ cups
flour, and '. cup lard nibbed together as for
pantry. Put a layer of mutton In tbo bottom of a saucepan, thun a layer of potatoes
and onions with salt and pepper and sago
to taste ; thun a layer of million, otc. Cover
tho laat layer witb Hour. Cover tightly,
and set where it will cook slowly for two
hours. Add a littio water anil the steam
and fat will make moisture,
(toffee.*-*- Threo labk'*puonfuln ground
codec, mix to a paste with tbo white of ait
egg. Add :; pints of boiling water. Hoi!
two mlnutei, then set it where it will keep
hot, until ynu are ready to servu it.
Sweet Potatoes.���Boll and poet ihem,
cut iu halves, placo in a pudding dish,
season with a littio popper and salt and
plenty of butler. Add a very littio boiling
water and brown, not too much but just
uicely.
Apple Pudding.���Heat to a cream a
lump of buttor the bIzo of an egg with a cup
of sugar, the yolks of .1 eggs, 2 slicos of
bread soaked iu milk ; thnn add two apples
finely chopped and B littio grated lemon
rind ; when mixed stir iu the wliitea of tho
eggs. Hull in a mould steadily for ono hour
and servo with hard sauce.
Breakfast Dishes.���If any meal of the
three needs to ho prepared with special
care, it is breakfast. Tho majority of
people havu little appetite in the morning,
and unless the disltei set bofore them tiro
paint ablo, eat bub little. Ho or she who
breakfasts heartily is well armed for tho
day's   labor.
Muffins.���One cup of sugnr, half a cup
butter, stirred woll together; then add
ono egg, Put in a pint or a little moro
of sweot milk, a level teaspoonful of salt,
unotigh Hour to make a batter as stitfas for
cake, and three teaspoonfuls of baking
powder, Bake in muffin rings ami servo
hot.
TWO KIBD3 OF WOLF.
Hei fie linens produces Bclfiahness ; indo-
feaco Increases with every hour of indulgence
and what Is left undone because itiadifli-
cult to-day, will he doubly ditlicult tomorrow.
The Biped aad the Humlrtipfil Varlelleit���
A Montana Banrhman'�� Mury uf Haw
He nnd IIU lrlei.it*. ��-.fcowed I'mlllodr
for lhe Service Done Them by a Hfid
or tin. i
"One season, three or four years ago, a
pack of white wolves laid siege to myranch
and Bome of tho neighboring rauchea around
the head of tbe   Wind river,"  said   Milea j
Holden. uf Montana, to a reporter, "and !
played bob with our cattle and sheep.   The
white wolf is bigger and more aggressive
yet than the black timber wolf.    He grows j
to be almost as big us a yearling calf.    His
strength ib almost extraordinary.    Aa fleet i
as the wind, he defies all pursuit, and,even ]
if be were not so awift afoot,hia remarkable
cunning would simply serve him in eluding ���
bis pursuers.   This big and fierce beaat of
prey will kill a cow with ease, aud a pack
of them prowling about tlie range will aoou
make alarming inroads on the size of a man's
herd.
Thia is just what thia pack was doing
the season I speak of, my neighbor and my*
self hail spent much time and ridden many
milea in fruitless efforts to bunt the marauders down. Tbey had inflicted hundreds of
dollars' loss upon us, and the way they were
keeping up tho raids they threatened to
break ub all up in business before the war
was out. More than once wo started out to
follow tho trail of theae wolvua, determined
to bring them to bay before we let up, only
to come back foiled and to find that- while
we woro pressing in the wake they bad been
back to tlie ranch of aomo one of ua and do-
spoiled it of several bead more of fat cattla.
I afterwards learned tlmt'iiu nuo had over
known a white wolf to be caught or killed
by either of these methods.
"At loat, after a moro than usually destructive and comprehensive raid on the
ranches around ub, a half dozen of us got together and resolved to tako tho warpath
against tbe pack, and to remain on it night
und day until we either wiped ita members
off the face of the earth or drove them out
of that country. We started out thorough
ly equipped for the crusade. We called
ourselves wolf hunters, but, from the way
the hunt ended we ahould have been called
wolves inatead of hunters, for we were
guilty of a moat blood -thirsty act at its
clone. We deserved to be hunted down
liko wolves ourselves for it. Until my
dying day I will be ashamed for having
had part in It.
"We struck the trail while it was fresh
It led us a wild aud tortuous chase all day
and when weliad to camp for tbe night we
didn't suppose we were any nearer the aly
marauders than we were when we started.
We halted in a narrow valley, which was
closed at one end by a border of thickly
growing hushes and had its bead at the
foot of a high bluff. A littio stream flowed
through it. Wo camped on one edge of
this valley. Wc were astir by daybreak,
eager to start on tlio chase again. While
we were eating a haaty breakfast we felt a
curious trembling of the ground. One of
our party, an old hunter, said that ib waa
caused by a herd of animala of some kind
that were coming to the creek for water.
Wo hid in the bushes to see what tbey
might be. We had hardly done ao when a
pair of great antlera parted the bushes at
the lower end of tbe vale only a few rods
away, and following them a magnificent
bull elk stepped cautiously through into
the open. He held his head high in the air,
sniffed BUBpiciously in every direction, ami
then, as if satisfied that no danger lurked
near, ho made a peculiar whistling sound
and marched forward confidently. Responding to his signal, suoh a procession as
I can never have had the good fortune to see
again came proudly in bis wake, a herd of
thirty elk, stately bulla, sleek cowa and
glossy calves. All of the hulls were large
and splendidly antlered, but none of them
approached in majestic proportion or mion
the noble leader of the nerd;
For a moment every one of us gazed spoil
hound on the grand spectacle, and then tho
brute instinct in us asaerted itself, and
every man's rifle went to hia shoulder, Tint
before one of us oould fire there broke upou
tlio aoene -something that gavo quite another
aspect to it, and mechanically every man's
gun waa lowered. An immense white wolf
dashed through the fringe of bushes through
which tho elk had juat made their way, and
with a frightful yoll sprang uponacatf that
stood by the side of its mother while the
latter was quenching her thirst at the creek.
The calf, bleating pitifully, went down
beneath the leap of its blood-thirsty foe,
and instantly the wolfe's fangs wore at its
throat, aud the next instant the whole
pack came rushing and yelping like demons
in upon the startled herd. That this waa
the pack we wero pursuing there could bo
no doubt. Chased from the quest of blood
from the ranches, they had struck the trail
of tlie elk and had crept upon them in that
quiet vale. There wero twolve in tho pack,
not one of them less than five feet in length,
Truo to their kind, they pounced upon the
calf that the firat wolf had killed, and tlio
gnashiug, snarling and snapping of their
great jaws aa they fought for a morsel of
tho meat was enough to frighten an Indian
from the spot. Before we had time to think
what it would be beat for us to do to make
our attack tbe most effective, a inovument
among the bull elks caused ua to postpone
consideration of tho attack.
"At the first onslaught of tho wolves tho
elks atood as if paralyzed with fright or astonishment, but before the ravenous pack
could strip themeatfrom the bones of thocalf
the bull elks separated from the cows and
joined eaoh other iu combat. There woro
nine of them. For a momont they tossed
their great antlered heads in tho air, pawed
the ground and made everything trembl e
with their loud bellowing. Thon they
formed a circle about tbe snapping and
snarling wolves, their bristling chevaux
le frise of horns turned toward them,
The wolvea, intent on tearing and gorging
on their prey, had not noticed the action of
the elite, and until thoy had loft nothing
but llie skeleton of the calf and turned to
look for another victim did thoy diacover
the threatening circle of terrible heads that
confronted them. With gleaming fangs,
blood-rod jaws wide open, and eyea blazing
like coals of tiro, thoy attacked tho elks
with a ferocity that few thinga could ha ve
stood firm against, lmt they only hurled
themselves upon the points and rugged
fronts of thu lowered antlers to be cast
back within tho circlo, howling with paiti
of wounds tho w.'ll-tiirust horns inlliata<la
"With the repulse of thia Miault of lhe
wolves tho elks stopped forward a pace or
two, reducing the limits of tho bloody
circle. For a moment the wolvos huddled
together in ttio centre, uttering tierce ones,
and then sprang to tlie attack again. Again
thoy wore met by tho terrible antler
thrusts, nnd three of tho white demons fell
to tbe around disembowelled, Tho avenging bulls again reduced the circle by a pace
or two, and the remaining wolvea wero
huddled in a apace that loft them tittle room
for action. Thoy leaped against the elka
again, to lie hurled back torn aud bleeding.
Now the elka cloacd in the circle upon their
foes and waited for no further attack. With
hoofs and horns thoy beat and gored and
ripped and tramped tho yelping, howling,
snapping, snarling wolves that struggled
in tlio bloody ring from which tlioro was t
no escape, until at lust there was nothing j
loft but llattuned carcases of all that savage j
pack. Thoir enemies annihilated, ilio bull
elks, bellowing triumphantly, mingled -villi'
the herd again, and for it time tlioro wai
groat snorting and pawing of dirt by tho I
entire herd. That phalanx of bull elks had j
in a short timo accomplished what we hud
been striving in vain to do, and what wo
in all likelihood nover would have done.
And now it came our turn to ahow our
gratitude to them for that great service.
Ami how nobly we did it! Aa the conquering bulls stood in a group receiving the
congratulations of the herd, each man of ua
picked out ono of tho finest of the lot, the
magnificent leader among them, and bored
it through at sixty paces with a Winchester
bullet.    Thon,   aa the  unsuspecting herd,
fianic atricken nt tbe now terror that had
11n six of its leaders low, turned and awept
i madly towards tlio sheltering woods,   six
uiuYij bullets followed thu flying elk, and
foul moro of the herd lell dead. It was
not until tho laat one of the fleeing elk
disappeared that it occurred to any of ua
what an utterly despicable, treaoheroua,
cold-blooded act we had committed. It
would have been a wanton and inexcusable
act if wo had shot the elk before any wolf
had appeared on the acene. To slay them
after they had slain the wolves was but
little better than murder. The least
we could do waa to bury the slaughtered
animals, which we did in one iaimense
grave on the bank of the stream. Hut we
returned home from our wolf hunt feeling
that we wero worse than wolvea ourselves,
and I feel so yet.''
em    .     -    i .���
The British lost Office He-port-
The annual report of the Postmaster
General, which ended on March 81, 1803
waa not altogether a prosperous one in
regard to thu work and revenue of hia department. The total postal revenue for the
year 18S2-I1 waa, in round numbers, ��10,-
344,1X14), being an increase of only ��101,000
over 1801 2. The expendituro for laat
year was i'7,518,000, or an increase of
��384,000. Hence the inciease in expenditure
was more than double the increase in
revenue.
Tho estimated number of letters delivered
in tho United Kingdom during tho year
was 1,790, "-00,(100, being an increase of 1.1!
per cent., and an average of 4(1,0 for each
head of the population. Post-cards were
LM 4,400,000, an increase of 1/2 per cent.,and
un average of 6.4 por head, nook packets,
circulars and samplea amounted' to f>8>,-
U0O.00O, an increase of 8 por cent., and au
average of 14 par head. Newspapers are
estimated at Uii ,800,000, or precisely tbo
same number as iu the year preceding.
About 32,000 letters wore posted without
any addresses, nearly 'J ,000 being found to
contain caah, bank nutea,cheques and other
matters ot value, representing in all more
than ��5,000.
An experiment has been tried at Hudders-
fioldof attaching letter-boxes to tram-cars,
aud about r>,000 letters per week have thua
been collected in the town and district As
the facility appears to be appreciated,it Is in
contemplation to extend tho system to certain other towns.
The undelivered parcels are said to have
contained "the usual miscellany of articles,"
including in one instance part ofa poisoned
dog on its way to the veterinary surgeon
for analysis. Of a more pleasant and refined character was a bar of unwrought
silver described as "a pioco of white metal,"
which was found loose in the post, having
bern sent ua a parcel from one of the Australian colonies to be uaed in making the
key with whioh hor Majesty tho Queen
oponed the Imperial Institute, Thia valuable consignment was promptly claimed by
the Colonial Agent-lieneral, to whom it was
handed over.
Among tho letters returned from abroad
was one addressed to "Jacob Stainer, Esq.,
violin maker, Abaam, Germany." The
writer asked for u price list, but received
his letter back, with an endorsement in
Gorman and English, informing him that
the celebrated violin maker had been dead
two hundred years. There is a remarkable
story of the recovery of a long-lost parcel
of foreign bonds, sent to Frieburg, in Germany, by a London banker, and valued at
more than ��1,000. Two years afterwards,
the parcel was banded ovor to a minister of
religion, by u dying man in Germany, in
order that it might bo restored to ita owner.
The person who delivered the bonds to the
German Post Ollice declined to give any
further information. Enquiries for lost
relatives are sometimes addressed to tbe
postal authorities. A missive of thia character from North America was singularly
successful. Another, in which a lady for
the address of a "widower gentleman," described as "rather short, and wearing
glasses, ia aaid to havo involved a task beyond the resources of tho Post Ollice.
The case ia mentioned of a lady who requested the counter clerk at the Ventnor
Poat OfBce to tako charge of her poodle
whilo nho went to chnreh, and was highly
indignant that "a pubtio aervant" ahould
politely decline to render hor this assistance. ���[Stationery Trades Journal.
WINTER NAVIGATION.     A CHATEAUGUAY MIRACLE.
A Scheme to Extend the Season ou thfl St-  physioians Pronounced Recovery Impos-
The Remarkable Experleaee or Mr. I��
JM. Beanillo, oT fit. I rbiUti-Hln
Frlevdi Called to Bis Sapposed Wrath-
bed-How He Krxalned Hla Ileal lit
aud Htre-acth-<t Public Acknowledgment or HI* firatltaite.
Lawrenofl.
Navliialloato Opcii  In Hay and Close in
December.
A Quebec special sttys ; ���A meeting of
the Board of Trade on winter navigation of
the St. Lawrence waa held the other day,
the object being to gather information and
documents regarding the practicability of' ,   ,
navigating the river at au earlier and later F��"�� La Prcsse, Montreal,
period than now; that is, ot increasing the ! There bas appeared in the columns of La
season of navigation from seven to nine or Presae during tho past two years, many
ten months. Communication.-*, together ! articles beating witness to the great good
with charts and maps, were laid before the accomplished in various parts of the
meeting, demonstrating clearly tbe practi- ; country by a remedy the name of whioh is
cability of navigating the St. Lawrence at now one of the most familiar household
least one month earlier in the spring and ; words in all parta of tbe Dominion. And
one mouth later in the fall. As to thn now cornea a atatement, from the county
practicability of the scheme from a nautioal of Chateauguay, over the signature of a
point of view, there waa not the least ��� well-known resident of St. Urbain, whioh
doubt expressed by the gentlemen preaent speaks iu positive and unmistakable Ian-
at the meeting. As to the commercial Bide guage as to the value of this wonder-work
of tho question,  to make ita success,   at   ' "
least in order to induce tbo steamers to
visit the port at auch time of the year, the
opinion* was expressed that tho Federal
Government ahould he brought to grant
bonuses to tbe steamer that would attempt
to navigate the St. Lawrence early in March
and late iu December. Such an action on
tbe part of tho Government would certainly,
to a groat extent, benefit the trade of tho
Dominion,
A lottor from Mr. Shaughnesay, vice-
president of the Canadian Pacific Hallway,
waa read stating that, owing to some circumstances requiring hla presence in Montreal thia week, he could not attend tho
meeting of the committee, but that he
would follow the proceedings of the mooting
with the groatest interest.
it ia believed that the great railway
syndicate is very much interested In the
solution of the question and that whenever
it is proved to thoir satisfaction that the
navigation of this part of the St. Lawrence
ia as oaayand seouro in December and March
as it is in November and May tbey will not
hesitate in shipping millions of bushels of
grain through the St. Lawrence via Quebec.
London Policemen-
After a great spectacle, such aa the Duke
of York's marriage day, whefi millions of
people and thousand-i of carriagea throng
London streets, my mind always revert a to
the wonderful discipline and judgment of
tho polioe. There is none liko them, none
in all the world for the regulation of tra Hie
and tho well being of passengers. Their
sagacity about crimnal matters has been
questioned, but t> mo it seems unlikely
that men should show such intelligence aa
they do in ono practical matter anp be
destitute of it in another. And it is not
only traflic with which these men concern
themselves, but social affairs of all kinds.
They are accused of luaking'-ciipboanllove"
to our cooks; but it ia often only by tho aid
they afford ua that we get to know when
things aro amias In our households. The
other day a friend of mine was called up
by a policeman ringing bis door belt at
two a. in. "Do you know where your nurBo
ia?" waa Ina unexpected enquiry.
"She ia, I suppose, in the nursery."
"No, she is not ; she went to a dancing
room in King street (close by) at twelve
o'clock, and has not yet come back."
" But that is impossible, because she baa
the baby in charge."
"She has taken your baby with her,"
My friend waa incredulous, but on going
to tho nursery found it empty. Then he
went to tho dancing room aud waa admitted
by a dreadful looking old hag, with hia
baby in her arms. It had been given, it
appeared, into this "lady's" charge while
tlio nurso was dancing, A recent addition
to tho duties of tho London police ia the
ambulance department. To soo thom catch
up those who succumbed to the heat and
carry them out of the thick of the crowd on
tha Royal marriage day, waa a triumph of
aagacioua dexterity. But even tho police
could not prevent the peoplo from crushing
each other to death on tho illumination
night. Nothing lias been soon like it iiim:**
when peace was proclaimed at the beginning
of the reutury. Then no lesa than seven
corpses were carried hither and thither upright. It being Impossible to separate them
from the living mass of humanity. On the
praaent occasion, I uui told that thero wore
aevorul cases of lock. ...* '��� 'ti to h ispilal,
supposed to havo been caused by lhe straining back of the neck in order to see the
decorations abovo thom.���[James Payne, in
tho Now Vork Independent,
gia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after effects of la grippe, palpitation ot the
heart, nervous prostration, all diseases depending upon vitiated humors in tlm blood,
suoh as' scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc.
They are also a specific for troubles peculiar
to females, auch as auppressions, irregularities, and all forms of weakness. They
build up (he blood, and restore the glow of
health to pale and sallow oheeka. In men
they effect a radical cure in all oases, arising from mental worry, overwork or
excesses of whatever nature.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla are manufactured by the Dr. Williama' Medicine Company,
Brockville.Ont., and Schenectady. N. Y.
and are sold ia boxes (never in loose farm
by the dozen or hundred, and the public are
cautioned against numerous imitations aold
in this shape) at 6b cents a box, or aix
boxea (2,50, and may lie had of all
druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
William's Medicine Company, from either
address.
Ooal and Population-
It is quite true that tbe temperate regions
of tho world are becoming more populous,
just aa it is equally true that the stook of
coal in tlm world is being gradually exhausted. Tho coal supplies of tho United
Kingdom are, for all practical purposes,
much largor than they were fifty yeara ago,
when a great geologist persuaded a great
minister tostave off a prospective danger by
imposing an export duty on coal.
Sinco that timo new coal fields have been
diacovered, new mines have been opened,
old mines have been workod at depths which
would havo beon declared impracticable
then, and the stock of available ooal, though
hundreds of millions of tone have b*-en consumed in tlio interval, is actually larger
than it was at the commencement of the
present roign. Just the same thing may be
aaid of the great countries in the Western
and Southern Hemispheres, which are becoming the new homes of the Teutonic
race.
Almost overy now trade route, almost
overy new colonial railway, haa oponed out
fresh territory to tho colonist, and the land
available for colonization, instead of becoming Ims, is, for all practical purposes,
greater than it was fifty years ago. True
that, in tho United States, most of the land
has already beon appropriated, while the
population haa increased till it haa doubled
that of Ureat Britain, But, vast as ia the
population of the United States, they would
easily sustain, if they were peopled as England ia peopled, twenty timea their present
numlers.
The Anglo-Saxon race might go on multiplying at ita present rato for 250 years, and
might pour the whole addition to its numbers into tho Statea, and at tho end of that
period they would not be more thickly
peopled than tho Netherlands aro uow.
The States, however, are only one of the
countries which aro available for Kuropean
colonists. How thick stand their numbers
on the fertila territory of Manitoba, or on
tho still larger and undeveloped regions
which may be vaguely included in tbe term
Northwestern-America! How little do we
still k w of our great Australasian territory *-�� how much of it still remains
avai or approbation  in  the  coming
cent
Kid RflriTor.
Baby   wastiken vory bad while you
was out mum,"  said the now servant girl.
"Oh, dear 1" said tho young wife.    " Is
bo  hotter now?"
'Oh, lie's all right now ; but ho was bad
at lirst. He seemed to come over quite
faint; but I found bis modicino tn the cupboard."
Found his medicine! Good gracious!
What have you been giving thu child?
There's uo medicine in tho cupboard."
"Oli, yos, thoro is, mum. its written on
it,"
And then did that girl triumphantly
produce a bottle labelled " Kid Reviver.
The Difference-
Two soldicr-t lay under their b'.ankots
looking up at tho stnrs.
Says Jack i
" What mado you go into thc army,
Tom ?"
" Well," replied Tom, "Iliad no wife,
and loved war, Jack; sol went. What
mado you go V"
" Woll," returned .Tack, ������ I had a wife,
and I loved pence, Tom ; so I wont,"
A Slander-
Mrs. Muags:    "That horrid Mra. Frills
told Mra,   Noxtdoor that  I was a  regular
old cat.    What, do you think of that ?"
Mr. Muggs: "I think she nover saw you
iu tho same room witb a mouse,"
"Am I Married or Not?"
asked Mr. A., despondently, "I declare,my
wife is so ncrv *iis and irritable that I don't
stay in tho houu i moment longer than I
can help. My home isn't what it used to
be." " Mrs. A. is Buffering from aomo functional derangement, I presume," aaid B.
" Ves, alio has been an invalid for years,"
Exactly. Her experience ia that of my
wife, but sho waa cured by Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. (let this remedy for Mrs.
A. and thc happiness of your home will
aoon be restored." Mr. B, was right. For
prolapsus, painful periods, irregularities���
tu short, alt "complaints" peculiar to the
female box���tho "Favorito Proscription " is
a sovereign specific.
Rupture, or Horuia, permanently cured,
or uo pay. For Pliamplet and references
address, World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N.Y.
Too Truthful-
" And thu maid���da she truthful';'' asked
the lady of the reference.
" Very. That is why I discharged her.
She wouldn't tell peoplo I waa out when I
was in."
Keeping the Sabbath*
Mother���"What,   Oraclo I   Your doll's
theatroout': Have you forgotten that it's
Sunday to-day *��"
Littio  daughter���" Oh,   no,   mamma !
Ibis ian't a play ; it's a sacred concurt."
BiRht Word After AIL-
Unolo Mobo���"I don't liko datyallermg
for dat's cal Iiu' on my datightah for a cent.
In am too muoilaginoua."
Watts���" \V bat iu thunder do you mean
by saying that ho is too mucilaginous ""
Unolo Moso-
liissclf, ob co's
11 means dat hVsstuokon
Fair Evidonci for Everybody.
No ono can doubt tho groat  merit of
Poison's Nerviline,  for it bas heen pluced
in lhe market in 10cent bottles, juat to givo
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{lower ovor all kinds of pain. Thia is tbe
iost evidence of ita efficiency, torovcry person can try for themselves. Poison's Nerviline is a positive (it cannot fail} cute for
cramps, headache, oolda, neuralgia, and the
hoat of pains that flesh is heir to, flood to
take, good to rub on. On to any drug store
and buy a lu u-nt bultiplo bottle. Large
bottles 2't cents.
Consistency'
Hobson���"What  did your fianceo Bay
when  yon told her yon weio doad broke ?"
Dobson (sadly)��� "She said slut was fond
of   consistency in all things ; so she broke
tho engagement."
Doesn't Pay-
" Whatobbah yob does," Baid Undo Kben
to his eldest boy, " doau be sahouatic. Er
man dat keeps alius tryin' tor shoot Folly ez '
she flies run cr heap o' reak ob bein' hurt j
by de kick ub his own gun,"
ing medicine.
MU, IlKAfDIs's STATEMENT.
feel that I owe my life to your Dr.
Williama' Pink Pills, and I desire to make
grateful acknowledgement and to give you
a complete statement of my illness and
cure in the hope that my experience may
bo of benefit to Bome other sullerer. About
the middlo of October, ISill, acting on the
advico of au American doctor whom I had
consulted, I left home for the north to invest iu farming lands with tbo intention of
cultivating them myself, 1 had been
atllioted with a species of paralysis caused
by the rupture of a blood vessel over the
right eyo, aud whioh stopped the circulation of the blood on the left side, I waa
it that timo employed aa a book-keeper by
Messrs. Lacaillade Bros., Lawrence, Mass.
Tho dootor had advised a change ol work
ao as to have toss mental and more physical
execrciae. This I resolved upon, but delayed too long aa I did not leave until the
following October. Arrived at my deatina
tiou I perceived symptoms of iny previous
illness making themselves felt onoe more,
1 went at onco to a local physician who declared himaolf unable to understand my
case. However, he gave me some medicine
to ease the pain I felt in my head, particularly at night. This afforded me relief for
a few minutes, and sometimes enabled
me to get a little sleep, but tbe awakening
was always worse thau betore. On the last
of October I wont to bed as usual after taking my medicine as directed, and Blopt the
whole night, but tbo following morning on
trying to riae I found myself so weak that I
could uot stand and could scarcely apoak.
My wife, surprised to see me in auch a state
ran to a neighbor's and requested him to
go for a doctor and the priest. The doctor
arrived almost immediately, but oould not
afford me tho slightest relief. The priest
then arrived, and seeing tho condition I waa
in, told mo my caae was critical and to pro-
pare for death. On the following day both
the priest and the dootor advised my
wife to telegraph to my friends, as they
considered death approaching, and two daya
later my two brothers arrived. The doe-
tor thm asked if I preferred th.it he
should hold a consultation with another physician, and on my replying in
the afftrmt-tive, he telegraphed to a doctor living at a distance of about fifteen m;lea.
They both came to see me, asked some
questions and retired for consultation.
The result of this was that my wife
was told that I could not possibly get
better. Said the doctor to tier, " with
the greatest possible care he cannot live
a yoar." When my wife told me this I
determined to pay the doctors and discontinue their services. It cost me about $30
to hear tholr vordiot. Two or three weeks
paaaed without any improvement in my
condition and 1 waa eo weak I could barely
move around tho houae with the aid ofa
oanc. One day I noticed a parcel lying on
the table wrapped in a newspaper. Having
nothing better ��� o do 1 began to read it, and
after a whilo camo across an article headed
"Miraculous Cure." I read it, and the
tongor I read the moro interested I became,
bocausc 1 aaw tho oase of tho person referred
to resembled my own in many respects.
When 1 finished the article I saw that the
cure had been effected by Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills. It Boomed as though there was
a struggle within me between thi facts I
had read and my own incredulity, so amall
waa tho faith I had in medicines advertiaed
in the papers. I nud the article and re-read
it several times. I aeemed to hear the dec
tor's words "he cannot live a year," and then
I saw the effects of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
in tho caso I had just read about. The
result of these reflections was that I de*
cided to givo Pink Pills a trial, and I
immediately wrote tho Dr. Williams' Medi
cine Co. fora supply. On their arrival I
commenced using them according to directions, and before the first box was done I
found thoy were helping me, and it waa not
long before I waa ablo to walk to the village,
a distance -jf half a mile, without the aid of
a cane, und 1 was rapidly gaining health and
strength. At tlio time I was taken sick I
weighed -M *i pounds,mid at the time I began
the use of tho Piuk Pills 1 was reduced to
I (i'i pounds, a loss of Til) pounds Ina little
more than a month, I took the pills for
about thiee months and in tint time I gained 40 pounds. To-day I am us woll aa I
over was in my life, and my ie.ovory is due
entirely to the use of Or. Williams' Pink
Pills and I cannot nconmend them too
hig'ily to lIiosj who do not enjoy tho blessing of perfect health.
Yours gratefully,
L. Jos. Bkauhs.
An analysis shows that Dr. Williama
Piuk I'ills contain iu a condensed form all
he elements uecesiary to give new life and
richness lo the Ll o.i, and restore shattered
nerves. Thoy are an unfailing specific for
sueh diseases aa locomotor ataxia, partial
piiniljs'.*, S.. Vitus' duneo.seiatica, neural-
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<i\ THE MIDST OF ALARMS
ROBT. BARE, IN " LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE."
CHAPTER IX.
When the two prisoners with their three
captors came In Bight of the Canadian volunteers lhey beheld a scene which was much
more military than the Fenian camp. They
were promptly halted ani questioned by a
picket before coming to the main body, and
tlie sentry knew enough not to shoot until
he had asked far the countersign. Passing
the picket, they oame in full view of the
Canadian force, the men of whleh looked very
spick and span in uniforms whioh seemed
���aorfolly new in the clear light of tho fair
Jane morning. The guns, topped by a
bristle of bayonets that glittered as the
rising sun shone on them, wero stacked with
neat precision here and there.   The men
"Take this revolver with you," continued the officer, M and if he attempts to escape shoot him. Besides, you know the
way to Welland, so I can't send anybody
iu your place, even if T wanted to."
" Howard knowa the way," persisted
Stoliker. That young man spoke up with
great indignation :
" Ves, but Howard isn't a constable, and
Stoliker ia    I'm not going."
Renmark went up to his friend.
" Who's acting foolishly now, Yates ���" he
said " Why don't you insist on seeing
the colonel T The chances are ten to one
that you would be allowed off."
41 Don't make any mistake. The colonel
will very likely be some fussy individual who
were preparing their breakfast, and a magnifies his own importance and who will
temporary halt had boen called for that 8end ft *,q��-��(t ot volunteers to escort me,
purpose. Tho volunteers were scatter- ���***��� 1 w��nt to avoid that. These officers
ed by the side of the road and iu ' alway**- "tick by eaoh other : they're bound
  .   . to.   I want to go along with  Stoliker.   "
have a score to settle with him."
" Now, don't do anything rash.   You'v_
done nothing so far, hut if you assault an
officer of the law that will be a different
matter,"
��� Satan reproving sin.    Who prevented
were scatter-
road and iu
the fields. Hen-nark recognized tho colors
of the regiment from his own city, and
noticed that there was with it a company
that was strange to him. Although led to
them a prisoner, he felt a glowing pride in
the regiment and their trim appearance, a
pride that was both national and civic. Ho ,,-���������
ustinefcively held himself more ereot as ho   y��a "���*"������ hitting Stoliker a short time
���   s since**"
approanhed,
" Renmark," said Yates, looking at him
with a smile, "you are making a thoroughly
British mistake."
" What do you moan ? I haven't spoken."
M No, but I see it in your eye. You are
underestimating thc enemy. You think this
protty company is going to walk ovor that
body ot unkempt tramps we saw in the
woods this morning."
" 1 do indeed, it tho tramps wait to be
walked over,���whioh 1 very muob doubt."
"That's just whore you make the mistake. Most of theso nro raw hoys, who
know all that can be learned of war on a
cricket-field, They will bo tho worst-whipped set of young fellows before night that
this part of tne country has ever aeon.
Wait till they see ouo of their comrades fall with tho blood gushing out of a
wound in his breast. If they don't -.urn
and run, thon I'm a Dutchman. I've seen
raw recruits befotfl. Thoy should have a
company of older men who havo seen service to steady them, The fellows we saw
this morning were sleeping liko logs in the
damp woods, as we stopped over them.
Xhey are veterans. What will be a mere
skirmish to them will seem to these boys
the most awful tragedy that ever happened."
Some of the volunteers crowded around
the incomers, eagerly inquiring for news of
tbe enemy.   The Fenians  had taken  the
{irecaution to out all  the  telegraph-wires
ending out of Fort Erie, and hence  those
iu command of the companies did not even
know that the Fenians had left that locality.
They were now ou their way to a point
where they were to moet Colonel Peacock's
force of regulars,���a point which they were
destined never to reach. Stoliker sought an
officer and delivered up his prisoners, together with the incriminating paper that
Yates had handed to him.   The officer's
decision was short and sharp, as military
decisions are generally supposed to be. Ho
ordered the constable to take both of tho
prisoners and put them in jail at Port Col-
borne.   There was no time now for an in*
i t'uiry into the case ; that could como after*
f wards t and as long as the men were safe
f in jail everything would  bo all right.   To
| this the constable mildly interposed two
objections.   In the first place, he said, he
was with the volunteers, not in his capacity
as constable, but in the position of guide
and man who knew the country.   In the
second place, there was no jail at Port Col-
borne.
" Whore is the nearest jail?"
"The jail of the county is at Welland, the
county town," replied the constable,
���- Very well take them there."
" But  I am here as guide," repeated
Stoliker.
The officer hesitated for a moment, '' You
haven't handcuffs with you, I presume T"
"Yes, I have," Bald Stoliker, producing
the instrument.
"Well, then,  handcuff  them together,
and I will send ono of tho company over to
Welland with them.   How far is it across
country 1"
Stoliker told him.
The officer called one of the volunteers,
and said to him,���
1 You aro to make your way across
���.country to Welland and deliver theso men
Vp to the jailer there. They will be hand.
Ruffed together, but you take a revolver
f with you, and if they give you any trouble,
���hoot them,"
The volunteer reddened and drew himself up. "I am not a policeman," he said.
"lam a soldier."
-'Very well, then, your first duty as a
soldier is to obey orders. I order you to
take these mon to Welland.'*
The volunteers had crowded around as
this discussion wont ou, and a murmur rose
among them at the order of the officer. They
evidently sympathized with their comrade's
objection to the duties of a policeman. Ono
of them made hu way through the crowd,
and oried,���
" Hello 1 this is the professor. This is
Mr. Renmark. He's no Fenian," Two or
three more of the University students
recogni/.od Renmark, and pushing up to
him, greeted him warmly. He was evidently a favorite with his class. Among others
young Howard pressed forward.
" It is nonsense," ho oried, " talking
about sending Professor Renmark to jail.
He is uo more a Fenian than Governor-
General Monok, We'll all go bail for tho
professor."
Tho officer wavered. " If you know
htm," he said " that la a different matter.
But this other man has a tetter from the
commander of the Fenians recommending
him to the consideration of all friends of
the Fenian cause. I can't let him go
free."
" Aro you the chief in command here,1"
asked Kenmark.
" No, I am not."
" Mr. Yatea is n friend of mine who ia
hero with me on his vacation. He la a now
York journalist, and has nothing In uomr.,on
with the invaders. Ifyouiuaiattinaendiitg
him to Welland 1 must demand that wo bu
taken bofore lho officer in command. In
nny cane he and I stand or fall together. 1
am exactly ns guilty or Innocent as he ia."
" We can't bother the colonel about every
triviality."
" A man's liberty is no triviality. What
In the nunc of common sense are you fighting foi but for liberty 1"
"Thanks, Ronniuk, thanks,"aaid Yatea,
" but 1 don't caro to see the colonel, and I
shall welcome Welland jail, I am tired of
all this bother. I name here for rest and
quiet, and I am going to havo thom if I
have to go to jail for them. I'm coming
reluctantly to the belief that jail's the most
comfortable place in Canadn, anyhow."
"But this is an outrage," oried tho professor, indignantly.
"Of course it is," replied Yatea, wearily ;
"but tho woods nre full of them. There's
always outrages going on, especially hi so-
called free countries ; therefore one moro or
less won't make muoh difference.���Come,
ameer, who's going to tako me to Welland?
or ahall I have to go hy mynclf? I'm a
Fenian from 'way back, and came here
especially to overturn the throne and take
It homo with me. For heaven's sake know
your own mind one way or othor, and let
us ecd this conference."
' . officer was-a roth. He speedily gave
jrder to Stoliker to haudoull the prisoner
io himaolf and deliver him to the jailer at
Wetland.
"But I want assistance," objected Stoliker, "The prismer isa bigger man than
I am." Tho volunteers laughed aa Stoliker
mentioned this self-evident fa*:t.
"If any ono likes to go with you hoenn
go.    I shall givo no orders."
No one volunteered to accompany tho
constable.
* Well, I was wrong thon. You are
wrong now."
"Seo here, Renny," whispered Yatea,
"yon get hack to tho tent and soo that
everything's all right. I'll bo with you in
an hour or so. Don't look ao frightened.
I won't hurt Stoliker. But I want to aee
this fight, and I won't get there if tbe
colonel sends an escort, I'm going to use
Stnliker as a shield when the bullets begin
flying."
The bugles sounded for the troops to fall
in, and Stoliker very reluctantly attached
one clasp of the handcuff around liis own
left wrist while he snapped the other on
the right wrist of Yatos, who embarrassed
him with kindly assistance. The two
manacled men disappeared down the ro-id,
whilo the volunteers rapidly fell in, to continue their morning's march.
Young Howard beckoned to the professor
from Ida place in the ranks, "I Bay, profesaor, how did you happen to be down this
way?"
"I havo been camping out here for a week
or more with Yates, who is an old schoolfellow of mine,"
"What a shame to have him led off in
that way I Rut he seemed to rather like
the idea. Jully fellow, I should say. But
I wlah I had known yon wero in this neighborhood. My folks livo near hero. They
wsuld only have been too glad U be of assistance to you,'"
"They have been of assistance to me, and
exceedingly kind as well."
"What? Youknowthem? Allofthem?
Have you met Margaret?"
"Yes," said the profesaor, slowly, but Ida
glance fell as it encountered the eager eye*
of the youth. It was evident that Margaret
was the brother's favorite.
"Fall back, there," oried the officer to
Renmark.
"May I march along with them? or can
you pave mo a gun and let me take part ?"
' 'No," mid tho officer, with aome hauteur;
" this is no place for civilians." Again the
professor smiled,as he reflected that thc whole
company, as far as martial experience went
were merely civilians dressed in uniform,
and he became grave again when he remembered Yate's omlnoua prediction regarding
them.
" I Bay, Mr. Renmark ," cried young
Howard, aa the company moved off, "if you
see any of them don't tell thom I'm here, ���
especially Margaret, It might make them
uneasy, I'll get leave when this is over and
drop tn on them."
Tlie boy spoke with the confidence of
youth, and hart evidently no premonition of
now hia appointment would be kept. Renmark left the road and struck across country for the tent, whioh ho reached without
further molestation, finding it as he bad
left it.
Meanwhile, two men were tramping
steadily along the dusty road towards Welland, the captor moody and silent, the
prisoner talkative and entertaining,
Vatea's conversation often went beyond
the entertainment, and became, at
times, instructive. He discussed all the
affairs of both countries, showed a way
out of all political difficulties, gave
reasons for the practical use of common
senae in every emergency, passed opinions
on the methods of agriculture adopted In
various parts of tho country, told stories
of the war, gave instances of men in captivity murdering those who were in charge
of them, deduced from those anecdotes the
fooliahncaa of resisting lawful authority
lawfully exercised, and in general showed
that he waa a man who respected power
and the exercise thereof. Suddenly branching to more practical matters, he exclaimed,���
Say, Stoliker, how many taverns are
thore between here and Welland?"
Stoliker had never counted them.
" Well, that's encouraging, anyhow. If
there are so many that it requires an effort
of the memory to enumerate them, we will
likely havo something to drink before
long."
"I nover drink while on duty," said
Stoliker, curtly.
Oh, well, don't apologize for it. Kvery
man has his failings, I'll lie only too happy
to give you some instruction.   I have ao*
3uired the useful practice of being able to
rink both on and off duty.   Anything can.
be done, Stoliker, if you give your mind to
it,   I don't believe in the word  ' can't'
either with or without the inverted com-
a."
Stoliker did not answer, and Yates
yawned wearily.
"I wish you would hire a rig, constable,
I'm tired of walking. I've been on my feet
ever aince three this morning."
" I have no authority to hire n buggy."
" But what do you do when a prisoner refuses to move?"
" I'd mako him move," said Stoliker,
shortly.
An, I soo. That's a good plan and
aavea bills at the livery-stable."
Thoy came to a tempting bank by the
road-Bide, when Yates cried,���
" Let's sit down and have a rest. I'm
tired out. The aun ia hot and the road
ilnaty. You can lotme havo half an hour :
tho day's young yet,"
" I'll let you have fifteen minutes."
They sat down together. " I wish a
team would como along," said Yates, with
a algh.
" No chance of a team, with most of the
horses in the neighborhood stolon and the
troops on the roads."
" That' bo," assented Vates, sleepily.
He waa evidently done out, for his ohin
dropped on his breaat and his eyes closed.
His breathing came soft and regular, end
his body leaned towards the constable, who
sat bolt upright. Yates's left arm fell across
the knees of Stoliker, and he leaned more
and moro heavily against him. The con1
stable did not know whether he was shamming or not, but he took no risks. He kept
hit- grasp firm on the butt of the revolver.
Yet, he reflected, Yates could surely not
meditate an attempt on his weapon, for he
had a few minutes before- told him a story
about a prisoner who escaped in exactly
that way. Stoliker was suspicious of the
good intentions of the man he had in
charge ; he was altogether too polite and
good-natured ; nnd, besides, the constable
dumbly felt that the prisoner was a much
cleverer man than he.
"Hero, alt up," he aaid, gruffly. "I'm
not paid to carry you, you know.'
"What's that; Want's that? What'
thnt?" cried Yatea, rapidly, blinking hi
eyes and straightening up. " Oh, it'a only
you, Stoliker. I though it waa my fricnu
Renmark.   Have I heen asleep?"
" Hither that or protending,���I don't
know whioh, nor do 1 care."
"Ohl I must  have  becu protending,"
answered Yates, drowsily; "I can't have
dropped asleep.   How long have we been
here ?"
"About five minutes."
"All right."   And Yates's head   began
to droop again.
This time the constable felt no doubt
about it, No man could imitate Bleep so
well. Several times Yates nearly fell forward, nnd each time saved himself, with
the usual luck of a sleeper cr a drunkard.
Nevertheless Stoliker never took his hand
from hia revolver. Suddenly with a greater
lurch than usual Yatea pitched head-first
down thB bank, carrying the constable with
him. Tho steel ban 1 of the handcuff nipped
the wrist of St ililtor, who, with an oath and
a cry of pain, instinctively grasped the links
between, with his light hand, to save his
wrist Like a cat Yates was upon him,
showing marvellous agility fur a man who
just tumbled into a heap. The next instant he held aloft the revolver, crying
triumphantly,���
"How's that, umpire?  Out I expect."
The constable with set teeth, still rubbed
his wounded wrist, realizing the hopeless*
ness of a struggle.
"Now Stoliker," said Yates, pointing the
fistol at him, "what have you to say before
fire ?"
"Nothing," answered the constable, "except that you will bo hanged at Welland,
instead of staying a few days in jail,"
YatCB laughed. "That's not bad, Stoliker,
and I really helievo there's some grit in you,
if you are a man-catcher. Still you woro
not in very muoh danger, as perhaps you
kuew. Now, if you should want this pistol
again, just watch whoro it alights." And
Yutea, taking the weapon by tho muzzle,
tossed it aa far ua ho oould Into the field.
Stoliker watched itr flight intently, then
putting his hand into his pocket ho took
out some small object and flung It as nearly
as he could to the spot whore the revolver
fell.
" Is that how you mark the place ?"
asked Yatea, " or is it some spell that will
enable you to find the pistol ?"
" Neither," answered the constable,
quietly. " It is the key of the handcuffs.
The duplicate is at Welland."
Yatea whistled a prolonged note and
looked with admiration at the little man.
He saw tho hopelessness of the situation.
If he attempted to search for tho key in
the long grass the chances were ten to one
that Stoliker would stumble on the pistol
before Yates found the key, in which case
the reporter would bo once more at the
mercy of the law.
" Stoliker, you're evidently fonder of my
company than I am ot yours. That wasn't
a bad strategic move on your part, but it
may oauao you some pcrsoual inconvenience
before I get these handcuffs filed oft I'm
not going to Welland thia trip, as you may
be disappointed to loarn, I have gone with
you as far as I intend to. You will now
come with me."
I shall not move," replied the constable,
firmly.
Very well, stay there, Baid Yatos,
twisting his hand around so as to grasp the
chain that joined the caffs. Getting a firm
grip, he walked up the road down which
they had tramped a few minutes bofore.
Stoliker aet hia teeth and tried to hold hiB
ground, but was forced to follow. Nothing
was aaid by either until several hundred
yards were thus traversed. Then Yates
stopped.
" Having now demonstrated to you the
fact thnt you must accompany me, I hope
you will show yourself a sensible inau.Stoli-
ker, and come with me quietly. It will be
less exhausting for both of us, and
all the same in tho end. You oan
do nothing until you got help. I
am going to see the fight, which I feel sure
will be a brief ono, so I don't want to lose
nny more time in getting back. In order to
avoid meeting people and having ine explain
to them thnt you are my prlaoner,I propose
we go through tbe fields,"
One difference between a fool and a wise
man ia that the wise man alwaya accepts
the Inevitable. The constable was wise.
The two crossed the rail fence into the
fields and walked along peaceably together,
Stoliker silent as usual with the grim confidence of a man who ia certain of ultimate
suceesB.who has the nation behind him with
all its machinery working in hia favor ;
Yatea talkative, argumentative, and instructive by turns, occasionally breaking
forth into aong when the unresponsiveness
of the other rendered conversation difficult.
"Stoliker, how supremely lovely and
quiet and restful aro the silent scented
spreading fields I How soothing to a spirit
tired of the city'sdin is this solitude, broken
only by the singing of the birds and the
drowsy droning of the bee erroneously
termed 'humble'! The green fields, the
shady trees, the sweet freshness of the Bummer air, untainted by city amoke, and over
all the eternal serenity of tho blue and
cloudless city,���how can human spite nnd
human passion exist In suoh n paradise ?
Does it not nil make you feel aa if you wore
an innocent ohild again, with motives pure
and conscience white ?"
If Stoliker felt like an innocent child he
did not look it. With clouded brow he
eagerly scanned the empty fields, hoping for
help. But if [the constable made no reply
there waa an answer that electrified Yates
and put all thought of the beauty of
the country out of his mind. The dull
report of a musket far in front of them suddenly broke the silence,followed by several
scattering shots and then the roar of a
volley. This was sharply answered by the
ring of rifles to the right With an oath
Yates broke into a run.
" They're at It 1" he cried, " and all on
account of your confounded obstinacy I
ahall mlsB the whole show. The Fenians
have opened fire, and the Canadians have
not been long in replying,"
The din of the firing now became incessant. The veteran in Vates wna arouaed.
He was like an old war-horse who again
feels the intoxicating smell of battle-smoke.
The lunacy of gunpowder shone in his
gleaming oye.
"Come on, you loitering idiot 1" he oried
to the constable, who had difficulty in keeping pace with him,���" oome on, or by the
gods, I'll break your wrist across a fence
rail nnd tear this brutal iron from It,"
The savage face of the prisoner was transformed with the passion of war, nnd for tho
firat time thnt day Stoliker quailed before
the inaane glare of his eyes. But, If he waa
afraid, he did not show liis fear to Yates.
-��� Come on, you I" ho shouted, springing
ahoad nnd giving n twist to tho handcuffs
well known to those who have to deal with
refractory criminals. " I am aa oagor to
boo the fight as you are,"
Tho sharp pain brought Yates to hla
senses agaiu. Ho laughed, and said, "That's
tho ticket. I'm with you. Perhaps you
would not bo in sueh a hurry if you know
that I nm going into the. thick ofthe fivht
and intend to uae you as a shield from tho
bullets."
That's all right," answered the littio
constable, panting. Two sides are firing.
I'll shield you on ono side, and you'll have
to shield me on the other."
Again Yatea laughod.nnd they ran silently together. Avoiding the houses, they
oame out nt the Ridge Road. The amoke
rolled up abovo the treea, showing where
the battle wns going on, some diatancc beyond. Yates made the constable crosa the
fence and the road and take to the fields
again bringing him around behind Bartlett'a
house and barn. No one was visible near
the houae except Kitty Bartlett, who stood
at the hack, watching with pale and anxious
face the roll of the smoke, now and then
covering her ears with her hands as the
sound of nn extra loud volley aaaailed thom.
Stoliker lifted up his voice and shouted for
help,
(TO JIB CONTINUED.)
THE COST OF
BIDEAU HALL,
Some Interesting Fienrei Relating to the
Governor-General s Reaidence-
AVhnpel tor tne Present Governor Bui It
Will nat CmI theCountry Anything.
When it was alleged a little time ago
that Lord Aberdeen upon a hrlef inspection
of Rideau Hall had decided it to be inadequate to accommodate his large retinue of
servants and that he would like the Dominion Government to make some addition to
the hall, there was n howl in the press. It
ia a Bore spot with the tax-payer, this old
vice-regal abode. Some hnve characterized
it as a perfect sink-hole for public money.
Possibly this is the result of the system of
management, or mismanagement; possibly
the result of the fact that the building was
never originally intended to enshrine the!
purple. Whatever the cause, the cost
there, and tho mere mention of new expenditure makes the tax-payer wince As a
matter of fact thc new Governor-General
did not make any requisition upon the
Government for additional aocommodation
for his forty-seven officers, aeoretariea,aides
anil aorvants, and it ia possible that tho
report arose from the faat that he did
possess thia unusually large household for
oven aGovernor-denerat, and that there is
an addition boing made to Rideau Hall.
A OIIARACTKHISTIU AIIKKHKKN MOVE,
But the addition is not for servants quarters. It is quite a characteristic addition,
an Aberdeen addition, ono might aay. It is
a chapel. And Lord Aberdeen brings his
own chaplain from the land of Hums. It ia
understood thnt family worship is an
unvarying feature of tho Aberdoen domestic
life, and it will be reodily understood that witii so largo a domestic
establishment, aomo adequate provision for
holding the regular daily worship is almost
a neoeaaity.
But the Government will not need to foot
tho bill for the chapel. Lord Aberdeen
does so out of his private purse. It is quite
an unpretentious temporary structure,
dovetailed among the offices iu roar of the
Hall.
The figures in connection with the viceregal reaidence may be divided under two
chief headings, the Governor-General and
Rideau Hall.
THK    OOVKRNOR-tlKNKRAt,.
The Governor-General's salary since confederation haa boon ten thousand pounds
sterling per year, or translated accurately
Into decimal currency, 948,000.60. The
other items in hia case aro: 1. Travelling
expenaea ;2, Salaries of Governor-General's
secretary's office; 3, Contingencies of Governor-General's secretary's office. The
totals'ofeach itemfrom 1808(confederation)
to 1802 inclusive are :
Governor-Qonoral's salary 91,318,634
Oovornor'u  travelling oxpensos U5.W3
Oivornor's secretary's olllio. salnrios...270,350
Governor's socrotary'-t   oltlco, contingencies 217,120
MEBRY MOMENTS-
It is the restaurant keeper who conducts
business on a hand-to-mouth basis.
The "bill-board" makeB an actor glad; his
board bill makes him tired.
Birds of a feather would better flock out
of reach of the bonnet maker.
Speaking of coincidences, it is worthy of
remark that kiss, miaa and bliss rhyme felicitously.
In a fuot-ball team it is always allowable
to kick before and after, but not during the
match.
Jillsou says that the man who is habitually noii-cummin at has no business on a
police-court bench.
Noodle���"I find it very hard worfc to collect tny thoughts. Maud���"Pupa says it ia
always difficult to recover Btnall amoun-V'
When a woman is loo busy to glance over
an old love Btory in a paper when ahe ia
cleaning house, Bhe ia terribly buay.
"I have a felon on my thumb," " I hnve
thirty or forty on my hands." "NonBensc!"
"It's o fact.    I'm the warden of a prison."
Wife���"The dootor aaya 1 need a change
of climate." Husband���"Well the sky looks
ns if we'ed have it in a few hours."
Yager���"I made one ringing speech In
my life, anyway." Chorus (doriaively)���
"Where, when?" Yager���"The night I
proposed to Mrs, Yager."
Visitor--" Hark ! That must, be another
railroad collision !" Host���" Oh, no, That's
Charlie's college uhih in the barn practicing a now yell."
After the bawl.���He (in anger)���" I
don't know why wo men marry anyway ;
women are bucIi fools. She (sweetly) -
"That'a just the reason, dear,"
Mrs. Snaggs���"What a noise that donkey
makes when ho brays 1" Mr. Snaggs���
"Yes, and yot Bomo people olass donkeys
among the dumb animals."
Eastern mau (in the Rookies)���" This is
a good, healthy country, isn't it ?" Western
man���" Ya-ns its healthy enough, of yoh
don't put on too many aira."
Chovrcnil, the celebrated chemist, it Ib
said, ealu only two light meals in twenty-
four houra, and drinks nothing but water.
What an editor that man would have
made,
He���" Havo you finished writing the
letter to your friend ?" She���"H'b all dono
oxcept the postscript." He���"Oh, leave out
the poatscript; otherwise you'll have to
pay double postage,"
" A amile," aaid he, "my friend, goes far
Life's Borrows to beguile."
Tho toper answered, "Right you are ;
Let's go and tako a amile."
Kate���"And before he went away he gave
her a aweot kias." Aunt Mary���-"And pray
how do you know it was sweet ? Did Het-
tie tell you no?" Kate���" No ; I had it
direct from Fred's lips."
LIFE 0��  THE JPLAHET VENUS-
TIFFY TEUTON  PROYIIEWE
I Tlie Foolhardy Venture ofthe "Ripple's'
Party.-In a Cra?y Ship With au Ua
skilled Grew Bjorlts aud Kalvinmus
The reporter of the Chief Commissioner
of London lolice proudly chronicles tho
high average of honesty amoug the metropolitan cabmen. In thecourao of laBt year
tho public loft nearly 1700 pursos in cabs.
All these, with innumerable watches, clocks
and dressing baga, wore punctually taken
by the cabmen to Scotland Yard.
11,850,815
The travelling expenaea were not oharged
till 1874. The firat Governors-General,
Lord Monok, and Sir John Young (Lord
Liagar) paid their own way. Lord Dufferin,
the prince of spendthrifts, changed that,
and since 1874 the vice-regal travelling haa
coat Canada an average of seven or eight
thousand a year. The big year was 1877,
when Lord Dufferin had a farewell blaze of
glory that coat $2*2,i>54 in travelling expenaea. Hia term expired the following
yoar.
Tho Governor-Gonorara secretary's ollice
is dominated by Hia Excellency's military
secretary, generally un nllioer ofthe Guards,
and Hie Excellency's right hand man in all
matters both social and public. The military secretary haa leave of absence and
hia pay from the Imperial authorities, and
gets $2403 from the Dominion Government.
The business of the office is to transact
correspondence and other general routine
business affecting the Governor-General,
and the stall' consists of a chief olerk, three
othor clerks, a meaaenger and an orderly.
The outfit is almost purely ornamental.
Aa to the contingencies, whioh uaed to
average ever ten thousand a year, but havo
latterly come to seven or eight thousand,
they are usually half made up of cable-
grama, telegrams, postage, stationery and
printing. Newspapers coat from five hundred to a thousand dollars. Subscriptions
lo Canadian papers last year footed up $300,
to British papers $240 nnd $33 was paid for
United States papers.
IUDKAU HAtX ANDSl'IUlOrNniXiiS.
Undoubtedly the domain was bought
cheap. It wns not a bad sort of houae, aud
along with it wont a noble natural park of
a couple of hundred acres. Tho hall was
built by a lumber king named McKay, and
sold by his estate to the Dominion Govern-
ment'in 1800 for 382,000. It stands on an
eminence a mile or two east of Ottawa,
with a fine view of the city to the west
across the Rideau river, while on tho other
side is a pine wood, sweeping down to the
Ottawa river, the Grand River, as the old
residents affectionately call it. Tho Hall
at first was merely a large and handsome
house. Now it ia a pile of half a dozen
houses, locking homely aud plain on the
outside, but not without a certain pictur-
esquenoaa. Governor after governor has
made additions. Dufferin stuck on a big
dining hall to the west, Princess Louise added a racket court ou the east, other regimes
increaaed the offices and stables, and now
comes Aberdeen'*! chapel. But thero are
large conservatories; there Is n natural
hollow on the east which makes a flue little
pond for curling and skating in winter, or
a lawn for tennis in summer ; a fine cricket
field lloa at the foot of tho slope on the
western aide ; the pines seclude tho Hall in
most directions, there are capital stables���
and in short it ia difficult to imagine the
viceregal household better off fnr healthy
recreation combined with welcome privacy.
Inside, the Hall la an irregular but vory
comfortable ami homelike abode, with largo
low rooms studded with grates for coal tires,
and mostly with pleasant and generally
picturoique outlooks.
Lord Dufferin first oponed the eyes of
all wldo when In 1873, hia first year, ho got
fifty-five thousand dollarsapent in additions
ami repairs. Up to that year, too, tho
Governnra-Gonoral had paid for their fuol
andlighiH. ' Dufferin got 10000 for this
tucked on to the public burden. The next
yoar, 1874ho uot $.'15,000 more spent In
alterations and repairs ; 912,000 on furniture. He averuued *>:(0,ih;o a year for tho
next four years for these samo purposes,
and ran up the fuel and light bill to over
310,000 a year. When thoMarqulsof Lome
succeeded Dufferin, hie royal bride kept
thinga lively still. But neither under
Princess Loulae nor any one elae before or
after did Rideau Hall cost two-thirds what
it did under Dufferin.
The expenses in connection with the Hall
eome under four headings, after the lirat
coat. 1. Additions, alterations, repairs and
maintenance ;   2,   Furniture,    3. Care of
fardenaand grounds, and4, Fuel and light.
n every case the Dufferin regime shows the
biggest tlgurcs.   The totals are an follows :
Rent, of domain, 1888-09 $   7,851
Purchase, 1809    82,000
Additions  547,144
Furniture  118,853
Care gardens and grounds     114,340
Fuel and Light  151,371
$1,001,671
Tho caro of the garden* and grounds is
contracted for with local gardeners. The
usual cost ia $100-1 or thereabouts. Latterly thero has been a fixed allowance for fuel
and light of $8000 a year.
Combined, the coat of the Governor-
General and of Rideau nail aince Confederation ia uot far from threo millions.
Perhapa Canada after all geta off mighty
cheap when she paya a hundred thousand
or so por yoar tor hor Governor-General
and gets British soldiers and Bailors, ambassadors and consults free when needed.
FBAN00-KU8SUN DRINKING.
The,Vnuls Unable to Keep Up with the Hard
Hearted Muscovites
Paris correspondence tells of the extraordinary increase of drunkenness in Paria
caused by the Russians, or rather by the
duties the French took upon themselves as
entertainers. There waa a great deal of
talk beforo the Russians arrived as to the
rules and regulations of the administration
of hospitality, and this is the receipt that
was adopted for rendering Russian guests
happy.
4 If you invite a Russian to dinner make
a point of offering him bofore he takes his
Boat at the table certain bora d'-uuvrea, and
above all do not forget to accompany theae
with a dram of spirits. Tito Btrunger the
latter the higher the Russian guest wilt
esteem his entertainer, who must pour the
cognac out himself, not into n liquor glass,
but into a Bordeaux glasa, and it is indis-
penaablo that ho should drain the entire
bunker to the health of his guest beforo the
tatter has time to put the glass to his lips.
Each time you mako a speoch at dinner, or
at any other repast, be careful to have your
glaaa filled to the brim beforo you begin
speaking, and the moment you have concluded your remarka drain your glass to the
very last drop at a gulp, since if the Slightest heeltap remains, it moans in the eyes of
the Russians that your remarks have been
insincere."
This was followed to tho letter. The
Russians stood up to their duties amazingly, but the French fell faat, an.1 a letter
written just as the Russians had departed
says :
'��� It is almost impossible to meet a
Frenchman at the present moment who doea
not complain of suffering from what he delicately terms 'uno aflreuso migraine,' whioh
he accompanies with expressive gestures and
plaintive exclamations of 'ma pauvo tote,
ma pauvre tote' (my poor head, my poor
head).''
**�����'���-
CANADA SEL-DOftADO.
One II ii ml red Ounces of silver to the Ten
or Ore la a Low Avcrnfte In Honlenny-
Mr, Robert Machray, of Montreal, who
went recently to investigate the silver district of Weat Kootenivy, H.C., haa returned
to that city. In an interview Mr. Machray
aaid: "The Kootenay district ia divided
into two suction?, East and WostKootonay.
With tbo eastern Boction I am not personally acquainted; but I havo spent several
weeks in the western section, especially
investigating the Koslo-Slncan mining
cump. Kaslo ia at preront the chief town
of thia district, and notwithstanding tho
slump in silver it Is a lively littio burg.
Most of tho ininea He within twenty or
thirty milss of Kaalo. Of theso the moat
important are " Slocan Star," " Mountain
Chief," "The Washington," "The Idaho,
'* The Dardanelles," "The Payne Group,"
"Tho Chambers Group," "The Noble
Five," " The Bluo Bird," " The Rea-
cau," " The Reld," " Tho Robertson,''
" The Eureka" and others. This mining
camp is ono of the richest in the world and
ao far is uot half proBpocted. Bodies of ore
laid bare by tho swift descending glaciers
are plainly exposed Dn tho mountain sides,
A low average of silver in thia district is
100 minces to the ton. hi moat caeca in
developed properties tho results are vory
much larger. One shipment from tho Dardanelles mine of twonty tons yielded over
SOO ounces to the ton. The genoral character of thn ore body is galena with from
05 to 80 per cent, of ailver-carrying lead.
The general geological churacter of tho district ia a dark limestone orsohist with dykes
of pronhyry. Theao mines, sn far as developed, nave yielded ore bo rich that the depressions in silver may become even more
marked, and yet thoy cun be worked with
a very reasonable profit.
Of courBe there may be many disappoint.
incuts. Every prospect is not mine. But
enough work has beon dono to ahow that
tlio Slocan country ia almost tho richest in
tho world."
An English Captain's- Mysterious Death-
According to a French paper; a retired
English sea captain, who lived at Havre,
recently went to London in order to obtain
possession of a sum of CH000 loft to him by
will. While walking in a street of the
British metropolis after having received his
money he dropped down doad, and tho
Bum given to liim under tho bequest waa
taken out of hia pockets by persona unknown. Another vague account of tho
affair has lieen published, says a Paris
correspondent. It la stated that tho retired master mariner wentto London wil ii his
wife, a Frenchwoman, and took only 30,000
francs, arranging Lhat the remainder should
be forwardod to him through a French
bank. He had au apoplectic attack in tho
streets, was conveyed in a dying condition
by somebody to an hotel, aud after his
death no monoy or papers of any kind
could bo found in his pockets.
Pipkin���"! doubt if iron outers very
largely into the composition of the human
body. Potts���"Why?" Pipkin���"I've
noticed thai when a man is hot it doesn't
improve his temper to throw cold wolcr on
him."
*pec*ulnilon* is tlir iij-iii of Science ns i�� ;
wiim Mori ofa Time they Hnve,
It will be remembered that about two
years ago the famous Italian astronomer,
Schiaparclli, announced thathe had discov- ,
ered   that Venus, which  is a world very Went into the Oola North to Die-
slightly smaller than ours, makes only one | A St, John's, Nfld., special sayB:���Tim
turn on ita axia In going once around tho bewhiakered marinera that frequent the
aun. It would follow from thia that on j wharves of thia city shook their heads
Venua there is no succession of days aud gravely when, in June, 18112, the whaling
nights aa upon the earth.hut that perpetual schooner "Ripple' left thia harbor for the
day reigns on one side of the planet and ' far north.
perpetual night oo tho other. In other The news that reached here from Dundee
words, if Sohiaparelli :a right,Venus always the other day wai the sequel���the expected
presents tbe bame face to the aun, just as sequel, of a tragic nature���to that ill-starred
the moon forever turns tho same hemisphere ' trip, undertaken by the Swedish scientists,
toward the earth. I Bjorlts and   Kalvimiiua,   and their  com-
Ihe inhabitanta of the aunwnrdaide of, panione, three in all.
Venua, then���if there be any���never see the j The rashness with which theae fivo men
aun aet, while the inhabitanta of the other tempted Providence may readily be under-
side never see the aun at all, unless they ��� stood when the facta concerning tho axpedl-
visit the opposite hemiaphere of their j tion are told: In the early part of 1893
B**0��� Bjorlti   and   Kalvinniua came   here from
Of courae, no one knows whether there | Europe and set about securing a vessel and
are inhabitants upon Venua or not, but we j onw to make a trip along Davis Strait to
do   know that Venua haa an atmosphere, | gather specimena of tho wild  (lowers and
and that in ita atmosphere watery vapor
exiata and that clouds float, and that up m
the surface of the planet the force of gravitation ia not very different from that which
it manifest!- on the surface ofthe earth.
Accordingly, there are aome reasona to be
urged in behalf of the opinion that Venus
may be an inhabited world.
But if one half of Venua bo buried in
endleaa night whilo tho other half lie*
glaring beneath a never-setting sun, it is
evident that the inhabitanta of that planet
muat havo experiences that would be most
strange and trying to ua. . So the question
whether Venus really does rotate on its axia
onoe in '225 daya, the period of its revolution around tho sun, derivea an added interest from tho consideration that the
planet possibly has inhabitants.
Tho older observations indicated that
Venua rotated in between twenty-tliroo aud
twenty-four houra, giving it days and
nights about equal to those of the earth-
In order to Bottle the question it has ro'
centty been proposed to apply tho spectroscope. It ia known that in the spectrum
of a celestial body which is rapidly approaching the earth the apect roacopic lines
are shifted toward tbe bluo, while in the
spectrum of a fast rotteating body the lines
are shifted toward the red.
Tho principle has been used in measuring
the rato of tho sun's rotation. The lines
are ahifted toward tiie bluo ou the eastern
and toward tho red on the western edge of
the aun, and by measuring tho amount of
ahifiing the rate of rotation ia found. It
is easy to see that the aame method may be
applied to find out how fast Venus ro-
volveson Its axis.
Kvery one who watchea the glorious
evening star growing brighter and brighter
in the sunset sky during the coming months
will certainly be eager to hear the latest
news from the astronomers who are trying
to find out whether Venus has successive
daya and nights like the earth or has only
a day Bide and a night aide.
���  i        *m ���
Proverbs of Old.
My grandmother Uvea in Drury Lane,
A life that is free from trouble or pain;
The secret ia, if the truth ia told,
She lives upon bread and proverbs old,
Sho  says, *��� There's no need of an empty
shelf,
For the Lord helps him who helps himself;
If you wish to pnrohase, borrow, or lend,
Then go yourself, but never Bend."
Thero  happens a   rent,   in a garment of
mine,
" A stitch," aayn granny, " in time aavea
nine";
If the garment lias aoon thc best of its day,
"It's never too late to mend," she'll Bay.
Whutc'er ahe may aay, I dare not afTuBO,
For she tells me, I'm   "wailing for dead
men's shoes";
Tho blossom  of hopo in the bud  alio will
nip,
With, "'There's many a slip 'twlxt the oup
and the lip,"
Granny cheers me, when I am forlorn,
Witb, " It's always the darkest just before
dawn";
When I'm inclined toaigh or mope,
"While thore'e life," aays granny, "there'B
hope."
I learned, way back in childhood's years,
That little pitchers had big ears���
And when 1 ventured a question bold,
"Silence is golden," I waa told.
Granny tolls me, when for fame I aspire,
You may " jump from the frying pan into
tho fire";
Whatever your station in life may be.
"Contentment ia better than wealth," says
she,
"You'll  find," aaya granny, "aa you grow
old,
Not all that glitters, ia purest gold";
" Remember, child, theso words of mine,
And  make your hay whilo the sun doth
shine.'
"Remembor alao, these proverbs of wit:
Never crosa thu bridge till you  come to
it;
And lot the bridge that carries you o'er.
Bo kept in repair, for evermore,"
" 'Never crow 'till you're out of the wood,'
'It's a very ill wind that blows no good';
'There's  some  small  gain whatever  the
loss,'
And -It's the rolling stono that gathers no
moaa.'"
In fact, My grandmother, dear old soul,
la aa wise as Solomon wua of old ;
She saya, "If a lcasou you would teach,
Then    practice,   child,    whatever   you
preach,"
But granny would Bay should sho hear, my
Bong,
very muoh fear 'tis a trifle too long,
If you wish tho nail nn tho head to hit;
For brevity, child, is tho aoul of wit,"
Ami yot shu would linger a moment to aay
���Tho Good Man'! will aot as woll aa pray
And as tho good Book toachea ua to lieliovu
An inheritance ho to hia children will
leave,"
grasses lhat in summer cover this northern
territory wilh u short-lived heauty. Whatever their knowledge of thoir profession,
lhey wore decidedly notpraotloal in Lheir
methods of sotting about organising -heir
craft, outfit and crew. Instead of putting
this moat importunt matter into the banda
of
A I'HAi'TH'AI. NOKTHKILS NAVItJATOJl,
the scientist! enlisted tho aid of one Lind-
ley, a (termini bruwer, of this city, who
procured for them, at Carboiicar, the old
whaler "Ripple,"of less than one hundred
tons burthen, Slio was brought to thia
poit and then the work of selecting u crew
was begin,
When the naM-re of the expedition was
explained to tht Newfoundland ci.pl.ains
and the ship selected for the purpose pointed out, not a man who knew anything of
tha dangers of the navigation of Davis
Strait could be induced lo take command.
he risk was conaiderod too grout iti aucha
ship.
These facta woro represented to tho scion-
tiata iu thn strongest kind of language
Croat efforta wero made to dissuade ihu
men from trusting their lives in suoll a frail
barque ; but all tliese pleadings woro iu
vain.
Thia waa tho condition of affairs when a
German, holding u mate's certificate, ofibr-
ed to tako command of the "Ripple ;" and
two other volunteers, ono a sailer from
Princo Edward Island, the other an English
Bait, offered to join the expedition. These
three men, along with Bjorlts and Kalvinniua,
FORMED THE KNTIRK   CHEW.
Off went the vessel heading northward.
Sim was poorly equipped in other ways than
tho lack of a competent crew aud experienced captain. But such waa tho enthusiasm
ot the heads of the expedition that all
representations of aure disaster were parried
with arguments that made thia most set i-
oub undertaking appear nothing more or
less than a mere pleasure trip.
The newa of the wreck of tho " Ripple"
in Baffin's Bay, the finding of the skeletons
of the party, has caused no surprise hero.
Such a fate wus anticipated. It haB been
known ainco last autumn, when the " Ripple" did not ret tin, thatdiaoatermuHt have
overtaken her, and the news time reached
Dundee by tbo whaling ship " Aurora" waa
only a detailed confirmation of thc tragedy
na already pictured in tho minds of those
marinera whose experience in tho northern
waters taught them the great risk that the
ill-fated party ran.
O.viii-- to thu destruction of the shipping
record in the big St. John's firo, thc names
of the captain and crew of the " Ripple"
cannot bo ascertained here.
The Conversation Fiend.
" Gain' far, mia'ur !"
They wore in a third-class compartment
of ono of tbeexprcssL-a running from London
to Liverpool. The question wu.�� asked by
along-noaod, thin-lipped man with pointed
chin, scanty whiskers, a slouch hat, and a
hungry expression of countenance. He was
resting his'feet on tho opposite aide of the
carriage, which scat was partly occupied by
a passenger in a grey check suit. The passenger addroBBod turned partly mound and
took a look at his questioner.
" Yea, I am going to Crewe," be repliod.
" My business there is tu sell four shares of
bank stock, dispose of my interest in a farm
of eighty acres ten miles from town, and
invest the proceeds in a clothing establish
ment. I am from St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, 1 got in the train there at Ot35 this
morning. It was forty-fivethluutcu behind
timo. My ticket from Euaton cost mo 13s.
2d. Had my breakfast about an hour ago.
Paid la. Od. fur it. This cigar coBt mo 3d.,
or five a shilling. I have been a amoker for
about thirteen years. My name is Thomas
Williama, I am thirty-nine years old, havu
a wifo nnd four children, and am a member
of tho Congrogational Church. I waa formerly a chemist, but aold out to a man named
Treadway, and I am not iu uny businesa
now. lain worth, perhaps, 112,000. My
father waa a cooper, and my grandfather, a
Boa-captain. My wife's name was Carr before I married her. Her father was a surveyor. The children havo all had the
mumps, chicken-pox and moaaloa, When I
reach Crewe I expect to stop at an hotel."
He stopped. Tho lnn-'-nosed man regarded him for a moment with interest, and
then asked, In a dissatisfied way :���
" Whnt did your great-grandfather do
lor aiivin' ?"
A SfiM ARKABLE ADVENTURE-
An Insane IIiin-'Iun Sprmlit Twenty Wears
Nntteil In nn Outhouse, uml Then Bet-overt*.
The Ruaakaia Stnrina, a Rusainn review,
publishes the memoirs Of M. Valcriu I'anaiov,
who cotnoa of a family well known in tho
world of arts and letters. Iu theao memoirs is related tho case of a very near
relative.
The victim was a refined and educated
gentleman, who after the death of his
brother, Volodia, seemed to havo become
insane. The peculiar thing about this
Volodia was that his glnr.ee wna aoaharp
that no one could endure it turned upon
him. The victim of the adventure uaed to
drive Volodia out of his presence. Immediately after tho death of the latter a
profuso growth of hair appeared upon the
remaining brother's body, and he bocame
inaane. Hia insanity became more and
moro pronounced. Finally Ida parents determined to have him seized. Ue ran into
u outhouse and, fortifying himself, defied
ull efforts to dislodge him.
In this he remaine 1, entirely naked, for
twenty years. The hair covered his body
completely. He seemed not to suffer from
the cold. Once every week a number of
dishes of food were placed beforo him and
theso he lapped up. No other food passed
his lips. Ho lost his power of speech. Ho
communicated by a sort of growl, which no
one could make out but tho old nurse who had
brought him up, He knocked the panes out
of all tho windows in hisshed. In midwinter tho tempcratuie was often far below
freezing.
Somo twelve years after ho went ittsnno
the old nurse-died. On that day hcopcucd
hia eyea nnd oxclaimed :
"Volodia, when will you roleaso me ?"
From that moment he conversed with
bis relatives. They tried to take him to
an asylum in Kazan, but he threatened to
commit suicide. Once lhey actually got
bim out of thu building, but ho escaped and
went back, M. Panaiev saw him there
twice and conversed with him on nil manner of topics, including Htcratura and
politics and hia old university comrades.
Ilia mother and the reat of thu family uaed
to take turns in rending books and newspapers to him. When his mother died ho
loft his post, dressed himaolf and aaw tn
the funeral arrangements, After tho burial
lio went back tn his barn.
But tho charm, or malediction, wna
broken. Uy nnd by ho resumed hia former
life and lived until very recently.
He becamu n great patron of thu druiun
and literature, married and was .visited
several limes by his relative, tho writer of
thu memoirs, M. I'.maiev. No one 1ms as
yet explained the nature of his visitation,
but it ia, of course, attributed to his
loot hei's piercing eye,
A Boom in Whitcwash-
A miaaiouary stationed at one of tha
South sea island*-, determined to give hia
residence a coat of whitewash. To obtain
thiB in the al-Bcnco of limu coral waa reduced to powder by burning. Tho natives
watched the procesa of burning with interest, beileving that the coral waa cooked for
thom to ent. Next morning they behold
tlie missionary's cottage glittering iu the
rising sun white as snow. They danced,
they sung, they screamed with joy. Tho
wholo island wna confuBion, Whitewash
became the rage. Happy was tho coquette
who could enhance hor charms by a daub of
tbo white brush. Contentions nruso. One
party urged there superior rank ; another
obtained possession of iln* brush and valiantly held it against all comers ; a third
tried to upset the tub to obtain some of tbo
cosmetic. To quiet tho hubbub more whitewash was mado, and in a woek not a hut, a
domestic utensil, n war club, nor a garment
but was as white as snow ; not an inhabitant hut bad hia skin pninlcd with grotesque
figures ; not n pig thut was not whitened ;
and mothers might bo seen it every direction capering joyously and yelling**with
delight in the contemplation of the superior
!*oauty of their whitewashed babies.���Mis-
sionery Chronicle.
21-mile railroad
n 1,401,010.
a net-son beii
ride arc said
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must urge .ill who know themselves to
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Editorial Notes.
The Nanaimo Poultry Show will be
held on the 20th inst., and will be made
the occasion oi a visit from tbe Hon.
Theo. Davie, Premier and Attorney-General The Free Press urges that certain
wants nf lhe district should be brought to
his attention among which the most important to us is the establishing of a
highway between Nanaimo and this district. By all means let this project
be pushed. Good road-ways are the
most important of Public Works in which
the ' Government can engage. School
houses, where needed, must indeed be
provided, but the principle of no costly
buildings to pamper to the pride of any
city, until highways have been built
wherever needed, should be strictly adhered to. Help the cities by developing
the country, which supports them is a
wise rule.
We are glad to note that since the Finance Minister has returned to Ottawa he
has announced the purpose of the Government to make reductions !n the tariff
.i(id to meet thc proposed placing of raw
material by the United States on the free
list by suitable concessions. While Brit
ish Columbia stands now by the Conserva
live party it cannot long be expected to
do so unless the tariff be materially reformed. There is agrowing unrest which
the Conservative leaders would do well
to heed. The Grits have of late become
more conservative, and their platform is
much more sensible than it has been in
the past. They are learning something
from their repeated defeats, and therefore
becoming dangerous to their opponents.
Reform the tariff is the watchword which
will lead to victory.
The proposed removal of the tariff of
75 cents per ton on coal by the American
Government is a matter of great interest
to this section, and when accomplished
at it is likely to be by the first of July.will
uadoubtedly increase largely the out-put
ofthe Union Colliery Co's mine. The
Southern Pacific is interested in this
company and will doubtless close the
Carbon Hill mine in Washington which
belongs to il, and of course, consume of
the product ofthe Union mine an additional amount equal to what thc output
ofthe Carbon Hill mine has been. For
steaming purposes the Union coal is
vastly surperior to any other on the coast
and with the duty removed thc demand
for it will become more general. It is a
fact also that Union coal under present
conditions has been gaining a market of
a wide, if not yet extensive character,
which is bound to assume a volume of
ii very considerable importance. The
Washington coal is inferior in quality,
farther from the point of shipment, looses
by being soft and easily pulverised at
least 25 per cent. Besides the Union
mints operate from slopes which lessens
the cost nf handling. Take il all in all.
thc out-look is bright.
The Inhabitant* of thii earth havi
never seen but one aide of the moon.
Tlie explanation Is thU: The moon makt's
one revolution on her aiis in the samo
period of time that she takes up in revolving once around the earth; thus the
same geographical region oi the lunar
surface is always toward ua.
A business man of Canada of an enterprising nature has established a "floating bank*1 on Kootenai lake, Canada.
It is in a steamer whioh journeys from
place to place alone the lake, thus enabling its owner tofsupply tbe inhabitants
of the lake villages with hanking faculties.        	
A frog cannot breathe with Ma month
open. Its breathing apparatus is eo arranged that wesaa lei awott le open its
nostrils en ckssM. To suffocate a frog,
it Is asnssssry ont/ to prop ite Jawn so
thai the/ oannot abol
The Bombay oaloer of health protests
ag��ln#1tUil4MUTKj*tk��l>fUi��crocodi^
Be sajti tbey are tbe b*m and only scav-
mgrnt poasible of Ib* water ran rota
tawhlebMi*TavwX    - _
-*    THE BEE MOTH.
How �� Woman Apiarian TreftSs She to*
feate-1 Comb*.
In Mrs. Harrison's bee notes submitted
to The Prairie Farmer, sho says:
Formerly when Uture-1 minted jMMnbi
in hivee in the apiary during the season,
many would become Infested witli moths,
notwithstanding my watclifulnnss aud
expo-ting of them from time to time to
tbe fumes of burning -sulphur. Ifthe
combs have been ox)H��M*-d to iero weather it will have destroyed tbe moth in all
stages, uml if tho combs were put in a
secure plnce where the moth could not
oviposit iu them, none will develop.
But, if tho combs belonged to colunics,
we cannot be suro thut the moths wore
destroyed by lho wro weather, for some
of their, may have been protected by the
warmth of thc bees.
It whu late this season when I cleaned
out tho hives where heee had died and
stored them in the cellar.   Moths hud
AN tNFKKTKD COM!!,
hatched, and I removed those that 1 saw.
After au interval nt a week I looked the
combs over cart-fully and removed those
that had -levelo-ied wilb the point of a
long, slim darning need ta Every cocoon
was removed. At iutnrvals of a week
this wus dono threo times, und the third
time not a moth iu tiny shape wit-t discovered, as the window to the cellar was
covered with wire gauze and there is no
outside door, and not a moth was allowed
to develop in thero. There will be no
further trouble with moths this season.
A Cheap Clt-tern.
A Pennsylvania farmer tells The National Stockman how ho built a cheap
cistern. He struck a circle seven feet in
diameter nmi dug down three feet, then
another circle oue foot lees in diameter
aud dug throe feet farther uud broke
down the sides to a elope; then with a
five foot circle he went another three
feet and cut away again, making the cistern in the form of a jug. The sides and
bottom were plastered with cement directly upon tho clay, and the top was
arched over with brick packed np with
sand and cement, und a tile wai- put in
to serve as an overflow pipe about 18
inches from the top. As the average
diameter wonld be a little more thnn si*i
feet, it would t**uir�� nearly seven bar
rels of water for each foot in depth below the overflow pipe, over RO barrels
when the water was 71 feet deep.
His figures for the cost were: Twc
days' labor, $3; one-half day of mason,
$1112 barrels of cement, $3.-10: 400 brick,
$2.40: total. $7.80, It has been in use IC
yours and i& an good ss ever excepting
neiir tho top, where ho allowed it tc
freeze, and the commit cracked nnd pulled ofl, which could have lieen prevented
by a covering with straw or other material. 	
Th* reratsn Demand For Bay.
There remains no longer any doubt
about the marked shortage of hay and
forage crops in Europe and especially
in France. The present indications ure,
therefore, that a large foreign demand
at remunerative prices will prevail
notably for baled bay. Already several
Baltimore and New York shippers have
chartered ocean vessels to carry baled
hay to Havro and Bremen and other
French and German porta.
The Ponltrrmw'i Chert.
The following chart showing the sectional parts of a fowl was originally presented by Tbe Southern Fancier!
UCTIOIUL FARTS Of A TOWT.
1. Crop. 1 Wattle. 8. Beak. 4. Comb. i.
rue. ��. Deaf ear, T. Sertoli*, s. Heckle, in.
Rack. II. Htrkle. 15. Tail. to. Tall covert*.
14. Mad-lie. 1ft. N-'wmli-i-U-t.. 111. Wlntrcovert*-.
IT. Fluff. IH. Hock. IV. Shank or Ior. VU
Hour. tl. Keul or hr<*a-*ttMitio. I tnUL Hn-aM
or bud**,   tt, WIiik buw nr Hl-uulil-**.
Thing! Thnt Are YnM.
It Is said thut thousands of Moharo-
pdntiH are to immigrate from India to the
United HtuiVrt. They nre negotiating for
large tracts of land in Georgia and Florida, and will form colouios in several
southern states.
Professor A. J. Cook of the Michigan
Agricultural college says: To shade the
beehive notbiug is so good ns a shade-
board made considerably wider than the
hive and nailed to two cleats 5 inches
wide. Thus when resting on the hive
this shndeboard will be 5 Inches above
the top of thu hive.
A correspondent of The American Cultivator says that tho secret of successful
barley harvesting Is to begin early, while
the grain Is comparatively green.
Dr. Jabez Fisher now ad vises only half
an ounce of sulphate of copper to 100
gallons for spraying on potato plants
ami grapes, and one-quarter ounce for
fruit tree* in general        . -
When the Innocent SaffM.
I Mood on uy head al midnight.
With roy reel thruinc'- a mirror tbrowxa
Uy tn-ck WM bent like the letter 8
Aud 1 hadn't the itrength to trout,
filx Inch** of rills had parted
Frum eech of my brulMtl ah lut*
IIk-i- 1 knew '-hat retrlbuUua
I       Aw-*,loth butuaa tins.
fiat reldotn. ok, bow Beldam,
It lull* u^��d lhe mm
W Ih-'i, guilt r of tbe -rin&Ur-
11/ whom the hurt W daft*.
Tor well 1 kuow mr j-o-iageeV
Though, ���usytieB, aaawaros,
Bad left that l-rokeu broometieh
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Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jam
3. E. BUTLER,  MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steami-r JOAN will sail as folliiws
CALLING AT WAT TOUTS .. .aaa��nuara
.nd fralRhl mar olT.r
Lost. Victor!., Tuewlay, T .. ni.
"   Nan.iinu for Cutnox, \Vedn��sd.r, 7 .. in
Loavo Oolnoz for N.nainio,       Kriil.ya, 7 ..III.
'       Nsn.imo lor Victoria    Heelurik-y. 7 ...I
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Tabl��   No.   17,
To t��ks effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1898. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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MKc-ueene'-i'-'oo^-H     *
On Saturdays and Sundays
Rstara Ticket* will bo Isstei betweea all
roiats for afar* and a qsartsr, good forra-
r-iraasi later than Mondar.
Ketira Tlokels for one sad a half trdlaarr
fars   mt\f be pnrehassd dally to all polats,
gaod for ssren dan, laeladlnf tay ot lata*.
No Return Tickets iwaed for a fars aid a
SMartST where tha tingle far* Is tmeak*r-Art
���MIS.
Threat., ralss betweea Vietorta aad Cenex.
A. DUUMVIR, JOIBI'H UITNT1R.
I-reeldenL Ueal BaK
H.K.I-RIOK,
Usa. Vtslfhiaa4 Vtmrntm -Ml
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J. Brant, Proprietor
The Hotel is oue ofthe best equipped
oi- the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
tht mou h of the Courtenay River, between Union nnd the large funning settlement of Comnx,
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
i��d liquors.   Stage connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Nanaimo Cigar factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
" Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
Nanaimo Mine Works
or
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      I.adners 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.
M. B, Gilchrist,
Courtenay
B.C.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.   O.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Wood & Miller
UNION, B. C.
Having Added to their Own
the
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigsat  Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
(WARNING
All persons driving over thewlisrf
or bridges in Comox district faster
than �� walk, will be prosecuted sccord
ng to law.
8. Cri-ech
Gov. Agent.
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A llHl.m, Prop. Mill Hi.. I'll lies.��. T.I. 1"
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete slock of Rough and 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   I'ine,     Redwotd.
All orders accompanied withCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and ontsidt towing doae at reason
able rates.
Q B Leighton
At tha Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoe-
-  ing a specialty
F. W. Hart
-fanufaetursr,   Importer, WkolMal*
and BtUil Dealer   is
T^UTR-J-TIT-rjIUB
CASPitn,    LMOI.IBM, Oil. Cl.OTH    ARB
-  HOUSE     HUR1NISMING  -
%JT Largest B.u.i'ahaiwt ofitskiad-.
,21, Gcrdova til        Vaa-MTer, B C.
COURTBNAY HOUSE.
mhe leading hotel ia Oomox district.
*New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
o town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tha
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
O. H. Beevar-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all its branches. Office Commercial St, Nanaimo.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, Su'iritnrs, &c. Ollice C'-r.
llaston and Commercial St., Nanaimo, I). C.
We have decided to continue our 20 per cent discount sale
for thirty days, until 31st. Dec. This will be a good oppor-tunU
ty to secure good Xmas Goods at prices which have not been
equalled in the history ofthe district, We have an enormous
stock of goods this season suitable for presents. It will pay
you to give us a call at once.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
$5
HILBERT&SON
funkrai. Director.! nnd F-mhai.mkks
f.i*H'limlr.n nf tlm Orient-*.), Kur'-k-i.
anil Unittnl Ht il��-n Colluui-i of Km*
bulmlt.-f ���
Nan.limo, It. C.
$10 nnd $20, Genuine Confederate
3'Bills onlv.live each) $50 and $100
bills 10 cents each; $1 and $2 bills 251'cnts
each. Sent securely settled on receipt of
price. Addrest, Chas. D. Marker, 90
S'. Forsyth St., Atlanta, Cs., U..S. A.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Manager.
Pur* D-ugi Chi-miculs tud   P.tent
Mf-diciiifs.
Ph-filoani  Pnnriiitiom tinil allordcn HIM
with caro and dlipalch. 1��. O. box 13
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UHXOV
and during warm weather twice a day
1'ure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his customs
daily Fresh  Eg       Butter,  Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him,
Passengers carried to and from Union.
McK
enzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Locgarv Work a Specisllr.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Laid,
��� and ���
��� Horseo, 100 Sheep, and 80 Oowi
together with
a Kowlnf Knchlnes, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Beaping If whine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Bower, 1 Spring wngon, us
Double Wagon.
Title deeds con be seen In 117 possession.
Adam McKelvey
A. 0. Fulton
Butcher
Sandwick snd Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fr��b Beef, Mutton, Veal, Pork
at Lowest Prices.
/
��
junes AbrnmsofUnioa
is my Agent
\
in your District. Any orders you may be pleased to give him for the repairing of Watches. Jewelery * etc., will receive prompt attention and
will be done in a workmanlike manner at the lowest possible eharges.
All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. My stock of Watches, docks,
Jewelerv, and Silver Plate will be larger than ever this Vail and Winter.
Give me a call when in Nanaimo, It. K. Counter.
Kaslo Citv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
S1XA.-E>S 3STOT S1TIFS
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
bargains.
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
111 1 11, 11, an ������ im��� ��� 11���1��� ii. 111 ���    a  ������
CANADA
Permanent Loan and Savings Company.
(Incorporated A. D. 11)56)
. 0 o	
HEAD OFFICE���Company's Buildings,
Toronto S'reet, Toronto, Canada.
J. HERHEKT MASON, ��� President ancl Mannginj!  Director.
Subscribed Capital, 16,000,000; Total Assets. ��12,091,778.
The Company Lends Money trom ��3oo to t3oo,ooo,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates oflnterest, and  nn  favorable terms of
re-payment.   Mortgages and Debentures purchased.   No Cotumisson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   CT" For particulars apply to
MARCUS  WOLFE, Real Estate, Insurance
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.   I'. O. Hox 10, Nanaimo, I). C
7. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions oi all kinds.
Union   Mines, B C,
Eureka  Bottling Works,
L0UI8 LAWXIVOI, PE0PKWTOR,
DAStrACTUIKR or
80DA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
"a
Bottler of Different Brandt of L.jtr Beer Steam Beer and Porter.
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
UNION  MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
    A  Full  Line of Everything   	
BUILDERS  and CONTRACTOR
B3T UNDERTAKING  IN ALL IT3 BRANCHES
"Grant and McGregor Props.
Anley & Smith.
COMOX and UNION B. C.
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, ��tc
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
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