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G. A. McBain Co
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain * Co
<-*��� Nanaimo, B. C,
Brokers /
NO. 65.
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,  FEB.   7, 1894.
$2.00 PER YEAR
TJ^IOIfcT, 13. O-
has a fine assortment of
Oils,
Paints,
Crockery,
Hardware,
Glassware,
Gentlemen's
Boots,
Shoes,
Tobacco,
Clothing,
Groceries,
Furnishings
Ancl
so on
We also take orders for custom made suits.
Give us a call and we will try and please you.
���*���*���*������**-***-**l'--��***********"P
REAL ESTATE
MARCUS WOLFE,
financial and General Commission Broker,
ROOM II, JOHNSTON BLOCK, NANAIMO, D. C.
AGENCIES REPRESLNTED,
Canada Permanent Loan and Savings Oompano, Toronto.
Citiaens- Bqilding Society of Nanaimo,
Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.
Hartford Firo Insurance Company.
Union Fire Insurance Company of London, England.
Eastern Fire Assurance f-ompany, of Halifyx.
Great Western Life Assurance Co., of Winnipeg, Man.
Money to Loan on Improved Farm Property.
Tie EpitaWe Life Assurance Society,
120 Broadway, New York.
The largest  and strongest Company inthe
World.
<t 153,060.05200
*    31,189,815.00
Surplus over all Liabilities
JNSURES THE LIVES
OF
MINERS.
In event of death undeJ any circum stance**, (he heirs receive full face value of policy.
At lhe end of io, 15 or 20 years, the money paid U returned with large interest.
A. W. Taylor. Victoria, B. C- Special Executive.
Charles St. Morris, Victoria, B C. Provincial Manager'
owe
HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
in Canada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.20'
Reserve for the Security of Policy Holders     $2,988,320.08
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77.
S B. Crano, Gen'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.     L. W. Fauquier,8pscial Agent
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
firctafl.se
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress De.
partment. All work done in this Depart,
ment guaranteed to give satisfaction.
oonvnox, BO.
Tiomr ot Feed Dry Ooode*
farm Produce Boot, tc Btaoee
Fancy Oroc.rie. Hardware
Crockery & Ql.Mw.r. Paint els Oils
eelors in
Oenta Furniehinge
Patent Kedicinee
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
J. .ABIE&AIiVtS
Union Clothing Store
Union,  B. C.
Has Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fur
cuitings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hats, Shoes and
GENTS FURNISHINGS.
K&, The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire and Life Insurance Agent
Royal London and Canadian
Phenix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation Life.
Green Block, Nanaimo.
Dr W J Curry
( t) K N T 1ST.)
Green's Block���near Post Office��� Nanai*
n-o. Any number nf teeth removed
without pain aid without the use of
Ether or Chloroform,
Rams for Sale.
Fok SALE two f.ne young Rams ( South
Downs).
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, B. C.
KKAMCMNI THE BATHTUB.
An In ecu 1011 ��� and siiii-.tr, Mr'timl or Mak*
Inj; hu Old /lut* Tub IlKlnly.
The britiiti.b from which ago and eon-
Itntlt use hit***'worn away the bright*
best in the despair of tho thu-tol liousa*
���rife, who winhra to have erwytlrfL-g
������bout her home show traces ot vara nil
thu part of bi-m-lf and Iih dome-uics.
How distressed she* u when. after aey-
eriil ineffectual iittuuiptu to burnish n*>
the metal lining, the dull, worn look re*
��� mniiiH. nnd the unwelcome truth burnt*
ciKiii her that Um "pollshtug days" aru
over mid there must In the fntttro hover
nl-tnit the-tub the air of diugiue--* aud
tic;'leet I
To iivoid thia wrt of trouble an Ingenious torn is on the whig, whicli will
i.s time advance*" Rain in Mot, Who
liops not admire tlm |*urcoluin tuba in
which formiiu'e painpered protege-* tako
their daily dip? To those but lightly tm-
dowml with worldly gooda the imbbob*
slou of one of those luxurious fainilon
looks to bu nti niter hupoi-aibility, But
then-inu mentis by which tin* mother
nnd Imr I rood inn)' nouurt- a tub, winch,
if ft is not quite up to the murk in point
of quality, U certHinly r,s daintily at*
tractive Ui appearanco iw that of purce-
luiu.
This Is thfl enameled bathtub. When
tho zinc or tin lining grown shabby, give
it u coat of white pai.it. After thm haa
dried apply several tliickne-.si.il of white
eimuit-1, waiting for each application to
dry before ad-dug tho next, In this way
a thick enamel cuating ia laid upon tne
iiicUii. giving it tie; appeamnue when
completed of porce...ni. The eliuiueled
lined tub ii not only very much dututlnr
tu appaarauce, but can be kept in order
more easily thun iiuo or tin, a damp
cloth wipud neros* the aurface bniug all
ttiat ia needed to retuia ttie purity ol
coloring.
Ah company for n tub furnh-hod up in
the foregoing manner treat iu tiie same
way tiie woodwork of the bathroom,
homo faint lined uuiunel, pnlu blue, old
pink, violet, gray, cream of lemon, laid
upon the woodwork complete* the decora: ivo notion, while iwtaetiu conceptions
m puinpidu yellow, wage grwu or russet
brown contrast admirably with tho
snowy lining of tbe tub.���Golden Daya
Tha Orciit Uoitjr-*nl*-the w-*-rt wotwWftil
I    illsi'-iv-rv nrtlv cue Knclo^-rilhyMileiillticmuii
1 fEutoi-bandAK-e-ica.  Kunyali, jrtirtlyvcge-
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(��ren^*^tn--w5'-^i^^Sa
VlMlttUtf ftUtt
nsvona t^ti-���* fiii/-arftrc iij-rteni.  /m-a
(lu'lyntt cures Debllit**, Ntirvniifiio -J, KniiM,*3*iB,
n id tlnvi l"i ixbii I rwioroa irenk orii.in-. Fithi*-
ia l'i>t t'4i*it, Io *������"* l*" I'fiy ot ni-;lit-���r.-:>tr|-i*wl
i*n cl;'*.*. Ovor j^ndQprivate eart.wKiiii-.ola,
Pfi!i-u.lim*-i,m tnt-i--]-! iirij-otcii.'y It ti'O fl-f*t
**t*-efl.  Ii etui be Bioppe-i iu i'h daj.s*by thouie of
Th)ii'-w-1livv>T6r7wrjtmrt('.*> h? thoBpcciat-
I'tioftlictilil uiu'iij-i ttui st.rt XedlcAl losll-
t tit**. Iti* tit(-(it*oif*n;t rU.il'.wr m.-.-Je. If ll
v Typ-iw- f J. b t liiirmlt-BS, N-Irt for 81.00 a
pa*!(.a��or tt puckng-a f**r f5.'0 (pltiln ac-Utd
b-ixt'Kt, Wrilte.iEin.ri:!iti-0(*Ktni-'rttCQre. If
yi'uliiiTBtrliOXMitud i ru rot etitlvly cured,
lix ri'-rc will N* fWnt tn yon frco of til chtovf**
Send for i*lrcit>R*-*t n-u u-fttimi<iit'-I��.  Addrars
HDJLWON MSDIOAL lUSTETPTB.
lOafl Mru-k-dtflt., ean Francisco, Oal
THE CRANK.
There are aasoelatlotia In Great nritilq
which fbsuro agaiuwt eio-^tutMit, iniWJ*
tuonyand twins.
Among thu head hunter** of I-Jorm-o e
���nan In uoL permitted to offer marriage ton
woman of hi** t.riht- until lio bri,iKy uer cut
head of a man kilt.*d by blui'mlf.
Orthodox Turks hhavo tho head with the
exception uf a tuft, ou the crown, which li
left to insure a tight grip to thi-angel nl
reaum-otioi! whon he ebniui to pull thom
out of tho urn ve on the day of judgment,
A Chinaman huya blauolllu often many
year* beforo IiIh death and keepa It lu till
house an k iiiiiHt valualile article of fiirni-
ture. The immi Cheriahed prexeut a m--t
cau make to Ida father laahaiidnomeooflln,
Aliout tha-u couturlce ago a wealthy old
it-Hid iu London left a h-f-aoy lu the jii-
geona. It tonsitiini In a biiHhel of graiu i
day to be thrown irom tho steeple of fib
Manin'a. Kvery day at noon U U thrown
out, and thou-tandtof pigeuuaaaaembleM
���ban the old mafcTa bouuty.
THE LISTENER.
Hart-iti Ilirech gave tJI./iOO fur a room t��
view iim royal woddlugprocetviiou ia Lou-
CiOtL
(-et'fr-d ri'T-sItihn Porter baa been n*>
rotnti-ti eiwhlerol the New York poat-ulUce.
hi a aidary nf RJ^tkill�� year.
Ivewia Miller, ptwldetit of tbe Interna.
liniinl A-trt-tchitlou of Sittuhiy School Work*
f-r-H, U li.u father-in-taw of TbuuiAH A. Kdi-
Kin,
VV. T. Stead, editor of The Pnll Mall
I'Hj'ette, milt-��tt he haH ehaugud hia wai*a
M tlhlti 11 very niiori time, haa never Beeu a
(day iH-rfiinni-d.
Dr. I-aking, knl*;ht��1 the other day by
tht- (|iiti'ii. Ih the olUvbil "attrgeun npotho
t'.-iry'' tit Irt ninjettty and tho reKular at-
tt-iidant on the Wales hindly.
i:i��n;'.erC. lihawof Portland In wild to tn
I'll-obh-.-a drum'.-<r In Muiuu. Hu ln#Wnd
��till ln'Htat'**L>ryliotly duwu tothuetore, ar-
ri vini* dull J at a oo.-ru-r to T a. ni.
It waa Paul du t'aaaagnnc who wrote to
Victor Nnln "I am the ofTauded party. I
have tin* choice nf wenpone, 1 chouaothe
1'reiiuh grainmtir,   You art-dead."
���Jatttett B. Kaeott. wbo Ii-ih recently heen
niadf nutlonal bulk ejenmtuor tor Kentuoky
inul Ti'liuiwat-e, Is jiii*t ,.i ami m the young-
i-Nt man ever iin-KiinitHi to audi an oRlce,
K. fl. Vooreof Wellnl-yn, Pa., who boa
PiuiahI li Im eiKiitj'-IIrat )"*''r, climbed up
IbeV&) windingMtepri In ihi- ligliiliouec iu
Atlantic City aud kept ou without rent
liom Ktiirt to tlUlrlll,
Prince CnntaeitKene- tho uew Riif-dan
ndulHtt-r to Wft-.liiijj-i.-ii, Is an Invuterato
trnveter and ehemt player, He earrlea a
piK'ket tx-anl wiih liim ami la alwaya randy
uud uuxfoim Ui make a move.
I'mdtlMit Augell of the Itiiston Humane
-o-lt-ty M)'K thnt Proft-'-soi- l.Mifi Auanrir.,
the art-atitat icii-tiLi-H we ever had on the
American continent, xtrau a (Inn b-lleviT iu
the IniiuortalUy of dumb nniiunla.
The elevation of Ixml (Jueeuaberry'fi eld-
e-t noti, Ltml Drumlanrig, to the K,,--libit
pi-crane 0* l.onl Kilhead results in thu cun
ous anomaly that the sou In lii^lu-r in rank
thnn ihf father. Thia eruatiuu f.t without
pieoHleni,
Sitmtiel R Stono of Brewer, Me,, who is
by trade-not exactly n rail eplltter, ho be-
\::a a eerlHiiiier, wean* hit whlakura iu
much the satin- atylo iim did Prealdent Lin
coin aiul haa ilie saiue, or nearly tm- eauiu,
uiiaraetal'lrttluft Of face nntl llwiiiv.
A. -J. Moxiitn, the miliiouairt!, who Is reported i-f lutring contrlbutetl v*.'."i,t)(��i to the
tuitd of the Kngllab gnapid rent taxation
campaign, la a partner of (Jongr-wunan
I'tiiu I., .loh 11*1(1 in works at -lohnatowi',
I'a,, where a son of ilt-nry George ia etu*
ployed,
SantiaKo Imalwll, who wae bom In the
|-i,ili|i*>ine islands W yeara ago, waa nmr-
rii-d lately til Contnaeoalcos, .Mexico, to u
neb and K'sid lotiklng fs'-rl of lu, Iwlontdng
io one ur the first families of Mimuitliiu.
The friaky old lover waa baptiitikl a half
hour before the wtildlliK.
Walter Wtnana, who la known In England a* the Aniuricau millionaire, thorn-)-
be wrw boni In tit. I-Ytwrshur'- while his
father wai comttructiiif* a railway fur the
CWtfr, in aa eutbuaiaiit on tbo suhjeeL of
piKtal practlee. fie haa been the champion
revulver atiot of KagUwl for aU yean,
Union   Flashes.
Str. Tepic left Saturday for Vancouver
with coal for the C. P. R.
Str. Thistle left on Saturday for Victoria.
Harquc Richard Third arrived last
Wednesday and is loading for San Francisco.
Str. San M ttco arrived on Monday.
Will take 4,500 tona to 'Frisco.
Str. Mineola will arrive today��� Wednesday.
Str. Miowcra will arrive on the uth.
The Occidental arrived Tuesday.
Another ship is due���  will load fur
Honolulu,
Mis. Neil McFadyen added to her
title of wife on Sunday last the honored
appellation of mother. The little girl is
doing finely and Neii is the proudest
man in the camp.
At thc Union Clothing Stjre they are
havingthc tailoring room enlarged to meet
thc growing demands of businesa. The
Kent's furnishing department is the largest to be seen this side of Victoria.
Harry Hamberger went to Victoria on
the loan last Wednesday, and is expected btck this week, but not alone.
"Where dues  liver"   I enquired
of my companion as we walked up Dunsmuir avenue.
"Oh, 1 don't know. You see I haven't
been here only two or three months and
these houses look so onfoundcdly near
alike that I can't tell them apart."
"Hmv do the tenants manage it?"
"Oh, they have trouble enough at first
and frequent!-/ get into the wrong place,
but after a while if tbey possess habitsof
clo-ic observation they see an individuality about them, as members of a family
do in twin*-;, and most generally go tothe
right place.
I turned in at thc Union Hotel, it looked so comfortable 1 couldn't well help it.
There I met A. W. Taylor of the Equitable Life Assurance Snc-ety.
"How are you doing?"   1 asked.
"Pretty well*'   Wil! ynu have a cigar?"
"I don't smoke', 1 said" but 1 will take
one to help 'business'".
Mr. Sam Davis, gave me a grateful
look as he turned towards a stranger
whom he informed that he had not a
spare room in tbe houtfe.
"I learn you have recently fitted up an
elegant bath room," I remarked. (This to
thc proprietor.)
'���Yes, come along nnd see it."
I followed hini ihroii-. b st narrow pass*
age until we eumo into the one nt tlie
left through the ventilating door. I saw
a good sized room with bench, shelves,
hookn, and beel and mutton enough hung
up to last a small establishment six weeks
but whicli I was ir.fonnxd was a three
days supply. Facing about I looked into the open door of thc bath room, It
was large, well lighted, and with heating
arrangement!*, and other appointments
suggesting prcntinl luxury,
Looking after items naturally put my
face in at Oram & McGrcgoi*--. 1 instantly perceived, although my vision is
somewhat dim, something that attracted
my ntlentton There were two desks
standing side by side, with two chair*- intended, evidently as accompaniments,
that seemed imbued with a purpose.
"Tliey arc not a part of your regular
stock," I said, confidently, speaking tu
the senior member ofthe nim.
"No,1 he replied," they are for the two
teachers."
1 looked at them more closely. They
were of heavy onk, finished in the natural wood, oiled and varnished. Tbe carvings were rich and ihc bronzed handles
011 the desk drawers highly ornamental.
Seizing my note book I wrote,
I wish I was a teacher.
People are looking brighter here than
tbej' did last week��� more hopeful. I
asked the reason, and was told that there
was more shipping, more work; that the
tariff was coming off- that the coal output would be increased, tlie pay-roll become lurgcr.etc. The feeling was con-
tngcnits. 1 felt better than 1 bad for a
long time, and joined others in singing:
"Fly swiftly round ye wheels of lime
And bring that welcome day."
Everybody is talking about the masquerade ball, and everybody or' next to
everybody expresses an intention of #a-
ing. The Union Store I as sent below
ft vr a large qunnily of costumes which
they will rent out to thc gentlemen for
the occasion. The ladies will of course
make their own costumes, and it is said
some of them will be very unique. Mrs.
J. M. Ellis, the phrenologist, toid some
of the ladies that they bad Ideality, and
c.instructivene-iS largely ceve'oped, and
they are determined to make the most of
their newly discovered talents upon this
occasion. They are engaged in reading
current history, and all great characters
ofthe present day will be represented
from a gypsy to a dutdiess. The gentlemen will vie with tlie la lies to make the
occasion memorable. Lots of fun are expected.
"Won't there be a big surprise," s.iid
an elderly lady" when thc company unmask at midnight? I intend, said she,
to play the role of a Miss of sweet sixteen, and here I nm a grandmother!
Dr, Lawrence Lectures.
The Evil Effects of Moderate Drinking in Disease anil Health" was the title
ot a lecture delivered by Dr. Lawrence
to a large and appreciative audience on
Saturday evening last. Tbe Doctor logically and forcibly described the various
functional derangements caused by thc
habitual use of intoxicating liquor, even
in small quantities. He also proved by
statistics selected from tcports of tbe
world's most eminent physicians and surgeons that the banishment of alcohol
from the sick room has been attended by
the happiest results.
At the close of the meeting 11 vote of
thanks was tendered Dr. Lawrence and
a request was made that he publish
the lecture.
The Lecture was given under the auspices of the Sons of Temperance, and if
as wc understand, it is to be followed by
a scries of similar ones. Union, already
noted for its sobriety may be expected to
become thc centre of the temperance
movement on Vancouver Island.
In fact al th*- last meeting of thc
Sons, a communication was read from
thc Cirnnd Secretary congratulating Union Lodge on the noble work it was doing for the temperance cause, in which
respect tt stood second to no other In
the jurisdiction.
Steamer Estetle Blown Up
Feb. 7th.���Word has just reached here
that the str. Estetle has probably been
blown up. She was up north. Parties
have reached thc Bay who report
having seen the debris andjKirts of the
wrecked steamer floating upon the waters of thc Gulf. The officers and all on
board are supposed to have peiisned.
A report has been wired to the owner of
the streamer, Mr. A. Haslam, at Nanai*
mo.
Specials to the News.
Geo. W. Childs, millioniare philantbro
pist is dead.
Mr. Patterson, late manager of Hull
Hros, Nanaimo, has purchased the business.   Mr. Auckland is manager now.
Valliante, the anarchist was guillotined
at Paris yesterday. He was nervy to
the last, and unaccompanied hy a chap*
Hn. He declared lhat what he was to
suffer was nothing compared in importance to the progress of the principles
for which he stood, and that bib death
would be avenged.
Mr. Perkins, President ofthe board of
Trade of Nanaimo and Aid. Pleace waited on Premier Davie and presented a pe
tilton for the erection of public buildings
in Nanaimo. The Premier gave assu*
ranee that at least a portion ofthe money would be set aside for the purpose
this session.
Comox Items.
Jan. 31.���Joan brought the following
passengers: W, Lewis, Mrs. Anderton,
Mrs. Nixon, Mr. Garret, Miss Pollock,
T. H. Piercy, H. Peadncll, and Miss
Smith. Consignees���Mel'hee & Moore
and J. II. Holmes.
Feb. 2���The Joan left with following
passengers��� V. H. Pierce, Hilly Lewi*.,
Mrs. Graham, Geo. Curtis, H. Beadnell
Mr. Garret and daughter.
H Stewart and J, VV. Kim were duly
installed as C. C. and V. C. respectively
nt the hist convention of Comox lodge
No s K of P.
Feb. 5���Fire broke out on the first
floor of tbe Elk Hotel at 10 o'clock at
niyht. As no one was in bed the alarm
was soon given and what would have
been a t-rst class fire, owing to the heavy
south east wind, wis soon extinguished.
It is supposed to have originated from a
spark from the chimney.
Remember the lecture to be given by
Mr. Cheney in K. of P. H ill on the very
dry question of Temperance, Thursday
nifchl. Thc h.it will be passed around to
defray expenses,
Punch.
Our Public Library,
As stated in the News last week, a
number of new bonks��� thirty-three volumes in all��� have been added to the library at Cotirtenny.
The stock of books though not extensive comprises thc works nl tf-:e very best
standard authors, antl there is not onc
bad book in thc lot. Thc names uf such
authors as Lytton, Kingsley, Scott,
Dickens, Cooper. Charles Reade, Ains-
worth, Edna Lyall, Victor Hugo, Black-
more and others are a sufficient guarantee that thc works nf fiction are ol the
very best. Historical authors are represented by Prcscott. Green, Justin McCarthy, Hc.idly, and others. Besides these
there js a good assortment of books of
travel, science, and gcncr.it literature.
It is a matter lhat concerns every citizen of Comox district, and more especially those who have boys and girls 10
bring up, that a public library should be
established and patronized. Nothing educates the young like good literature
which supplements sc.-.onl work, and no
one, no matter how old, is too well read
to dispense with reading. Now, as the
nucleus ofa first classlibrary isa're.iciy in
existence, let every public spirited citizen
and every sensible parent give bis support by becoming a member. This can
be done by paying the yearly fee of $1
to the treasurer I). Jones, or the secretary, F. XV. Robbins, or the librarian, J. B.
Bennett.
Church Business Meeting.
There will be a business meeting ofthe
Presbyterian Church Societv of Sandwick at the Old School House on tbe bill
on Friday evening, February tbe 16th,
A full attendance is desired.
Odd Fellows Parade.
The members of Sunbeam Lodge, CO
0. F. are recpiested to assemble at their
hall, on Sunday at I p. in. At 2 p. m.
they will march in full rega'ia to thc Pres
byteriau Church, Sindwick, where a
special sermon appropriate to the occasion will be delivered by thc pastor, Rev,
A. Tail.
I-riilMilnc resell*--!--! Id Winter.
It does not scent to bo generally known
that light in tbe winter time is tbo chief
ngrnt in tlm det-tmctiou of Vegetables
otherwise hardy, uud especially light
shilling brightly on tho plant when
frox'-u. A cabbugo or turnip t hat ia ui-
potK*i] tothe light rota readily', but will
keep perfectly sound if but slightly covered with earth. Thia priuctplo tihould bu
reuiulttbered when colli.'*, tin.'vegetables
togethor iu large iuiumus lor protection,
It iw often customary t��> cover such
jsetsuf vegetublea with tome light material, Kticb oh leaves, hay or mniw, the
result uf which generally ia Mtuply to
form a harbor for mico, whicli an* much
more destructive than tho Iru.tt Itself.
Water bus. of ccmr*;-.*, to Ih- excluded,
and if the vegetable plants aro set closely together and eovarud with hoards tu
keep out the rain, it h giuierully idl that
is miuirotl, Water must be excluded,
or olse rotting may result, For this purpose it is good practice to Invert vege-
tablos, The cabbage especial iy must receive this utit-ntiuii. Tlmy a;.: nlmust
always inverted when placed together
under la-arils or cuvurn for protection,
and, in fuet, where nu cov't-ritig at all is
need they will keep perfectly well when
iuvert��d.���iieoUun's Muuthl/.
Local Brevities
Dr. Lang left on Friday for  Victoria.
Amharcite coal is selling at Vancomer
at $8 per ton.
Mr. Aptaker ,the jeweller, has taken
McKelvev's house at Courtenay.
M r. Clark, representing Thompson
Bros of Vancouver was here iast Thursday.
A black knit shawl���found on tbe Bay
road between Courtenay and Matherson's
to-day���has been left at this office,
K. Barrett and W. Lew;*, representing
G. A. McBain & Co of Nanaimo spei.t
tbe past week in this neighborhood.
The fields became denuded of snow
last Sunday and look bright in their carpet of green.
There is considerable excitement e-
mong a few un Denman Island because
some parties want to re-bond some coal
laud there.
One of J. J. VV. McKemie's tittl children had the forefinger of its left hand
nearly cut off yesterday by an axe in the
hands of nn elder child.
We have received a line from W. Cht-
ey of Denman Island to the effect th.it
he would lecture in "Comox Hall" Feb.
the 8th on Temperance.
Persons in Union wishing to attend
the great masquerade ball at Comox on
the 21st can get tickets of Mr. H. P. Collis ofthe Union store.
We are compelled to decline an article
on Teachers as Exemplars. We quite
agree that they should set an example
which the voung may profitably follow;
but the article in question is entirely too
personal.
��. Goudy, Esq. of Ladner's Landing,
having sold his thorough-bred bulls, us
stated last week has now disposed of his
fillys. Mr. Win Lewis bought the bays.
Byron Crawfyrd took the Perchcron; arcd
Wm Anderton captured the remaining
tne.
Births.
Bit I DOES.���On Sunday, Feb. 4th inst
lhe wife of Mr. Charles Bridges, of a son.
Fitzgerald.��� Last -aeek ihe wife of
Mr. Joseph Fitzgerald, ofa son.
New Odd Fellows Lodge.
There was a good attendance at the
meeting at tbe Bay thc other evening 10
organise a new Oddfellows lodge. It
was decided to organize: but thought best
to hold open the organization far awhile
tu enable others to become charter members. Persons desirous of joining shou'ri
baud in their names to Mr. Joseph Moore
or Mr. Hugh Stewart.
Knights of Pythias.
There was a f.tir turn-out last Saturday
at the Club Room, Courtenay, of those
interested in the formation of a new
lodge of Knights,of Pythias. The night
was one of the worst uf the season and
ns many were prevented from attending
by the storm the meeting was adjourned
until Tuesday evening, Feb. 13th at 8 o'clock, at the same place, at which time
all interested are cutdially invited to attend.
Estray.
A light red calf with piece cut out of
but torn of lower part of lc!t year, and too
of right car has stayed upon my premises
The owner is required to pay expenses of
its keep and cost of this notice, and remove the said animal on or before 2 o'clock of Saturday, Feb. 17th 1894, at 2
p. m. or it will kc sold at that hour by
public auction to defray expenses.
Feb. 7th. 1894.
Adam McKclvcv.
Great Masquerade Ball,
on  the
Evening of February 21, 1894, at the
Knights ok Pythias Hall, Comox,
Admission fur each person, including
refreshments, one dollar.
Masks will be removed at midnight.
As many as possible are earnestly requested to appear in costume.
Costumes for gentlemen may be obtained nt thc Union Store, Union Mines.
Proceeds in aid of Public Hall, Den
man Island,
Notice.
A special meeting of lhe electors" of
North Comox School District is hereby
called to meet in the school bouse in the
village of Courtenay on Saturday evening
Feb. ioth.1894 at 8 p. m. to consider the
question of thc grading of the school lot
and necessary changes to fences and oth
er improvements involved, to tbe end
that their wishes upon ihc subject may
be reported to thc Government, and a requisition made for the necessary funds
lo do the same.
February, 5th. 1884,
A. Urquhart   j
Chas. Hooper \ Trustee-;.
J. I'iercy       I
per C       '
Leighton���Barkie.
On Thursday afternoon. Feb. 1, Mr,
George Leighton wns united in marriage
with Miss Kate llaikie at her home on
Denman Island. The Rev. J. II. Higgins was the officiating clergyman. The
happy couple look the str. Joan for Vic*
toria for a short bridal irip and are expec
ted to return today.
Mr. Leighton is known as nn honest, industrious and capable mechanic, who has
built up a large nnd profitable business;
and Miss Baikie is also well nnd favorably known nnd believed to be every way
worthy of the man she has  espoused.
The News joins their many friends in
extending congratulations and best wish*
es. AGRICULTURAL.
Winter Farm Chores-
Are you a fanner 1 1 f go- is doing chores
irksome to you? It hadn't ought to bo, but
mill I have heard farmers complain along
that line. Thoy wore ones who ware not
making any money. Perhaps their Bemi-
poverty was tluo to lo;i liitla or too muoh
Sold and silver in the national treasury. I
on't know about that but anyway they
liked to disouu this political -*u**j-* " better
than the topic of how bast to d** chores in
winter about tlo- iiirti.
lhe swill pall is supposed to cut quite a
figure at chore time, aud as it is the means
of oouveylng foo i to a large minibjr of domestic animala, it is du-iorviiig of important
mention. Don't have a common feeding
bucket for all of tho creature.- in the barn.
An uucloanod ovvilt pail will got aour and
foul in tha wintertime as well ai in summer.
Do not allow it to beooina lined with a con
ing of ieo in order to keep it nweot. It id a
poor way to kill lho germs of nastmeuB.
The razor-hacked lio*, ii ho oould speak,
would grunt from hit nest of damp straw
these words, " My master, a so called farm*
ur, believes that thu term * swill ' moans
greasy dish water, snd raw potato paring!.
And, furthermore, lie thinks that I should
live hy -twill alum-."
I'm doing thoeliores in winter time on a
walbreBulatad nir thorn farm, ntaans moro
than the meohanioal feediugand watering
of the 'totiioiLio aolmds. Tlio advent of
winter dairying has ua nigs I tho cold foul-
smelling co.v stable Into a oom for tablo cozy
one.
Phis was iti-ila ImparatlVO in order to
attain xuccess, whether tlio sentiment of
the dairyman ran tint way nr not.
Milking twice a day through thn cold
season, has thus h.'on u Mud tu the chore
features on dairy farm*'. This means more
work, more responsibility, and moro money
in 1I.JM14 ohorsi, Tlio nun to tlo winter
chores iiow.nl ���>��� ��� should he a compotont
man, not uu iri-c-tpou-ilile tramp, or a boy
who might to iiu in school,
Jt takes skill to in ties a cuw pay in the
summer, and mire skill to make one pay
iu the winter. Throwing hay to one three
times a day is not going to do it. Wheu
you keep the stah'e clean by dumping lho
manure out in the barnyard, you are losing
half ofthe nitrogen in it, Spread it ou
th * liehl.-s and save the life ol the manure.
The farm chores form the principal work
uf the agriculturist dining the winter
month*) that aru now upon us. There are
few farmer* but what consider doing the
chores a-i work, although tlio labor might
xeetn to an outsider ui a Bpuoioa of reorea-
tion. Lulior H sweet to juit nii*li 11 degiee
as we take Interest in it, und bo it i>- with
the duties involving the winter ildeof farm
work.
I know u farmer'-* -j in once who detested
dcing hum chores, heeauie it made his
clothes and handa smell of tho stable. Such
hoys who aspire to mercantile or professional piirsuitH, should remember that the most
successful merchants and professional mon
have never shirked the unpleasant thinga
in lheir callings, which are often more disagreeable than iiiiyihiiiJ enci-iintorodoii the
firm.
.So many have abjured farm life, Bneklng
to become great iu other callings and have
signally failed, that at present tho proapeuta
for becoming great in agriculture are more
bright titan in thn profes-ional pursuits.
''Itut," you usk, what has greatness on tho
farm got to do with doing chores there?"
Well, I will tell you. I saw a farmer the
other morning cleaning out his cow stable,
mid fuelling his pigs. In ihe afternoon of
the same day 1 heard him deliver a valuable-iMcoiirue on dairying from ths rostrum
of a farmer's institute. He is an authority
on practical agricultural ma-tors in his
neighborhood, county and State, He does
iio'��� fiospiia doing barn chorea, any more
thun ho does the work of following the
plow, or rcuding uu essay before an audience.
Ho would nut, trust the feeding of hia
cows, liorfoa and pigs to everybody, 110,
not ho. If i took bo keen uu interest in all
departments of his farm work, that no part
of it was to him disagreeable. In farming
we can do no better than to emulate tho
example of such men who make agriculture successful by thoir own greatness of
miud, applied to detail work. I regard
tho doing uf winter chores about tho barns
pig-ritys and poultry houses as nearly half
of fanning, 8iri<*e it lnsts half of the year
and involves tho c*ire and profit of all the
live stock on tliepromises. What will awine
amount to next summer if they don't have
dry, warm ijuarters now, with substantial
food '.' What will tho wool clip on your farm
amount to for 1S94 if tho sheep freeze to
the ground nights,and pull out great patches
from thoir fleeces, when they struggle to
their feet winter mornings T And do you
expect tho heifer calf to mako a No, I cow
whose hair is kept turned toward her head,
except when thero comes a thaw T
1 had not heen long in agricultural life
bofore I found out that it paid me to clo
the chores at tho barn myself. I could
make money faster that way in winter thau
at anything else, and there are many farmers who say the .same. Among other facta
learned in those early days. J found that
it was easier to keep thn comb at even milk
yield than to bring them up to it by heavy
feeding, after a heedless helper had been
trusted with their care ; that it was more
neat to keep the dung from the cow's udder
hy tiry bedding than to wash it olf after it
had adhcrod there, ami that there is an
economical and a wasteful way of feeding
out hay by which dollars may he saved or
lost.
My advico to every farmer is to be your
own chore boss, if you are not your own
"chore boy." There's dollars in it, all tho
way from November to .May, for you know
that a "penny saved   ia a penny   earned,"
-[G.1T.N,
and the dilTorenee between success and
failure turns upon it. Cows in milk require
more food iu proportion to their si/e and
weight thau either oxeo or young cattle.
In order to keep eows in milk well and
economically, regularity is next in importance to a full supply of wholesome and
nutritious food. The healthy animal stomach ia a very nice chronometer, and it is of
the utmost importance to observe regular
houra in feeding, cleaning and milking.
This is a point, also, in which very many
farmers are at fault������feeding wheuever it
happens to be convenient. The cattle are
thua kept in a restless condition, constantly expecting food when the keeper enters
the barn, while, if regular houra are strictly
adhered to, they know exactly when they
are to be fed, aud they reat quietly until
the time arrives. (Jo into a well-regulated
dairy establishment an hour before tho
time of feeding, aud scarcely an animal will
rise ou its feet; while, if it happens to be
the hour of feeling, the wholo herd will
be likely to rise and s��i/o their food with au
avidity and relish not to be mistaken.
With respect to the exact rout inu to be
pursued, no rule cau be piescribad which
will apply to all cases, and each individual
must bo governed by ciroumstanc9s,both In
respect to particular kinds of food utditFt**--
ent seasons of the year and tho system of
feeding. Cleanliness of the cows, of the
stables within and without, of the attendants, and of all tho utensils coming in and
goin.- out of the stable, ia of imperative
necessity for a successful dairy business.
The stalls and mangers ought alwaya to he
well cleaned out before feeding. The Iurs
cowa are exposed to the cold of winter tho
better. They eat tess, thrive better, and
give more milk, when kept housed all the
time, than when exposed to the cold. Wo
remember a case where a herd of cow**,
which had been usually supplied from pi pea
running through tho troughs in tho etui),
were on account of an obstruction in the
pipes, obliged to bo turned out twice a day
to be watered in the yard. The quantity
of milk instantly decreased, and in three
daya the falling off became very considerable.
After the pipes w'ore mended, and the cows
again watered us before in their stalls, the
flow of milk returned. This, however, will
lie governed much by tbe weather; lor in
very mild, warm days, it may be judicious
not only to let them out but to allow
them to remain out for several houra at
exercise.
Everyone can arrange the hours for tlio
several processes to suit himself; but, whon
once fixed, let it be rigidly anil regularly
followed. Jf tbe regular and full feeding
lie neglected for evon a day, the yield of
milk will immediately decline, and it will
be dillio-dt to restore it. It may safely be
asserted that a larger flow of milk follows
a complete system of regularity in this
reapeot than from a higher feeding whore
this system ia not adhered to. One prime
object which the dairyman should keep
constantly in view is, to maintain the
animal in a sound and healthy condition,
Without thia, no profit can be expected
from a milch oow for any conaiderable
length of time; and wilh a view to this
there ahould bo an occasional change of
food. But, in making changes, great cure
jb required to aupply an equal amount of
nourishment, or the cow falls olf ia flesh
and eventually in milk. We should, therefore, bear In mind that the food consumed
Soea not alone to the secretion of milk,
ut also to the growth and maintenance
of the bony structure, the lleah, the blood,
tho fat, the akin, and tho hair, and in
exhalations from the body. Those parts
of the body consist of different organic
constituents. Pa A iik s.
Live Stook Notes-
A cow that will fatten rapidly after she
has passed hei* usefulness as a milker, ia of
especial value ai a dairy animu1. This ia
not tho main point, but it is one of the
points to be looked to when buyiug dairy
stock.
Early maturity is just aa valuable in
growing colts an in growing stccra. If you
oan turn the colt oil, thoroughly developed,
at four yeara old, it ia better than handling
and feeding him uutil he is six, lipodshol-
ter and good feed in the winter help toward
this end.
In choosing a male for breeding purposes,
you want to select a typical animal ol dome
established breed. You oan calculate then
with reasonable certainty upon tho result.
If you do not have auch a site, the breeding
partakes largely of the character of a lottery.
Sugar beets may lie made a profitable
crop, even when there jb no faitory for
working them. Let your eows pass an
opinion upon their value and you may find
that it will pay just as well to torn* thom
into milk as into sugar. In short, they
make an excellent supplementary food for
the dairy,
Holstein cows are tbe largest producers
of any of the milk breeds. If you want
quantity, and pretty good quality, too, you
cun make uo mistake in gotting tliese,
WHERE SNOW LIES DEEPEST
It is to the South of Canada-
"Th��-   Beantiral,"   Wfc��   11 riles,   fails
name Aiurrlmn Mall way*
Many Dollars.
Do you realize tho fact that the line of
greatest snowfall ia North America ia not
ia Canada, but io the United States?
Most people if aaked for aa opinion would
unhesitatingly declare that bdow falls deepest iu the Polar regions, but iu coming to
auoh a conclusion they would be very much
astray. It ia, however, easy enough to
understand the popular fallacy upon this
{.(���int. The pubhc.accustomed as they have
icen to read and hear of a perpetual winter,
vnat ice floes, and huge icebergs in the far
north, have always associated heavy snow-
fulls with much ioe. Reading of the struggles of Arctic explorers, and the habits of
that hardy race,the K-iquimaux,people have
conjured up for themselves Minding snowstorms and impassable drifts aa
thinga inseparably associated with tho
frozen north. This is, however, very
largely     a    misapprehension.     Consider-
' RASIKC
oi.l> ssow
A     lU.m-liADK
1*1.0X011 AND TIIK NKW
able  iguorar.ee   prevails   in   tho  popular
CLIARINU THK OBSTRUCTION.
In the earlier days of railroading, of
course, theae ditiieoltiea wen much harder
to overcome, aud, ia fact were almost insuperable. The introduction of snow
fences and snow-ploughs waa found of very
material benefit. Snow feuces are constructed where the physical features of the
country do not favor the accumulation of
very large drifts, aud they serve admirably
to prevent the snow from drifting into the
cuts. At the deeper cuts, and on the
slopes of mountains, where the feacea
would afford but au imperfect protection,
the railways have found it advisable to
build snow sheds. They are more frequently seen on the Northern Pacific,
Union Pacific and Pacific railroad than oo
the Canadian roads. The Canadian Pacific haa the least number of fences and
sheds of any transcontinental read. Travellers on the Intercolonial railway will
have noticed a number of anow sheds on
portions of the line where the greatest danger from anow drifts is to be apprehended.
There is a great difference in the quality
of the snow that falls in the north,coinpared
with that which descends ia the more south
era country, whioh fact ia alao to ba considered when tho obstructions are to be
reckoned with. The mote northern anow
is bard, oompact and brittle, and from its
character it is easily adapted for use by the
Esquimaux iu building his snow house for
the winter. Further south tho snow is
mole adhesive and plastic. Considering all
thiugs, therefore, the northern snow oilers
less dilliculty in handling than that which
falls in a more temperate clime, and he will
be the wise man who, journeying through a
region, visited by frequent snowfalls, takes
the mote northern road. In dealing with
the snowfall it muat not he forgotten that
in the warmer climate the fall disappeara
many limea,and at the period of calculating
the depth oue is uot able to make as exaot
an estimate, aa in the colder north where
thawing doe* not intervene to melt the de-
posits.���[Nat, In th" jfrnpjn*
"The Aaid Sostoh Sahki.'
The beautiful music that haa helped, and
that materially, to make this song so popu
lar waa composed by Mr. Joseph Fred bee
UNDER niFFIOULTIES.
Fee iin<r floraei-
On the majority of farms, after winter
sots in, thete is not a vury large amount
of work for the teams, yot it IB vory important that they be left in a good, thrifty
condition, H is better for the horses, as
wull a* more economical in feed, to keep
them thrifty, than to allow thom to run
down -uul thon he ohligod tn foed up before
work co-ii'ii'iicui iu the spring. Hut leas
grain will ho noedud if plenty of roughness is gi.en. Whon not at work leas nutriment is needed, as thore ia lona waste,
but digestion is always best when the
BtORlaoh ia full. If tho stomach is partially empty when all the food given
has been eaten, it dons not satisfy the animal and as a consequence it is moro or less
uneasy. Ity feeding a ration largely
ol roughness moro hulk is scoured with
anexeoss of nutriment, When too much
grain is fed during thu winter 'he appn-
tito i9 liihluto boooino cloyed by spring,
and j��St at tho time when they need an
increase of nutriment in tho ration they
can lint eat it 10 au advantage, A lighter
feed nf grain with ull of the roughness
that they will oil up clean will secure hotter thrift at less coit. Ibit in feeding
roughness no more should he given than ia
eaten up clean within a reasonable time.
Keeping feed before horses nil nf the time
irt to koep them eating a little ull of
the time, and thia gives the stomach
no opportunity to rest, antl in consequence this organ will fail lo doitswoik
I'roporly. Tho condition of the animal
should determine the amount of the ration,
but,wilh gootl buy���all that tliey will eat
up lean���and comfortable quarters, very
btt'e gniii will be needed, Hut without
shelter, or if poor oow fodder or wheat
straw ia depended unan for roughness, more
gruiu must bu given]
Thc food mutt bo ruiftioiont to keep tho
horses thrifty and must vary according to
the needs of the animals, There should always te BUlfiolont vatioty to keep up a
good appetite ; with plenty of water, good
grooming and a coin for tablo shelter thuy
cau readily be kept thrifty.
Dairy Uowa on the Fat in-
Keep the cows constantly jn good condition ; it is   the great secret of success,
A Boy's Trip lo London nnd Kelarn Willi
out Money.
Michael Cullen, a 17-year old lad of Man*
ton, It. I., is held on Kllis Island until his
father sends for him. He js extremely
happy in being bo near homo again after
threo months' privation and suffering in
London.
Last August he got tired of tho quiet life
of the Rhode Inland village and ran away
from home to see something of the world.
He shipped on a cattle steamer from Providence and waa promised a return ticket on
hia arrival in Liverpool.
He tin) not get it and so he made hia way
to London which ho reached without a cent
and heartily sick of his travels.
He walked about tho city for two days
without food. He could get uo employ*
ment. Then aomo longshoremen at the
docks gave him food and for several nights
he slept between bales of merchandise on
the water front. Hn was finally driven out
by the polico who thought hu was a river
thief.
Hu wandered about the city day alter
day getting a little food horn ami there from
aomo Hcrvunt or picking it outof the refuse Ho slept wherever darkness and
fatigue found him���iti area ways, under
wagons or iu thu hallways of teuemont
houses.
A mouth ago he stole 011 board the stenm-
or Borderer bound for lioston. Shortly
after tho steamer dropped down the
Thames ho was discovered antl put ashore
at draveseiid, Hack again ho went to Lnn-
Ion and to moro of hard lifo. f lalf-stnrveil,
wilh no placo to sleep, he sullared much.
A beggar on the streets one day told him
to go to Stepney Causeway, where the
homeless were given a night's lodging ami
half a pound of bread. Cullen wont there
and found about 000 men and hoys enjoying
tho hospitality of this place.
Hia longing for home increased. Ho
thought of tho happy peoplo in the village
and of the feasting and the presents. Ho
could almost ace hia own homo and his
sisters and brothers gathered around the
tuh'o with smoking turkey and other good
things to eat.
He went down to iho docks to make
another ellurt to reach home and quietly
stole on hoard the America, n freight,
steamer of the National line. Ho concealed
himaolf under tlio donkey engine nntl remained there until tho vessel was out at
sea, but then camo out.
He had been without font) from Thursday
to Monday, but ho was happy in tho
thought thut ho wus or. his way home.
When thn America arrived he was turned
over to the Kllis Island authorities.
mind, not only in this country, but on the son, an Irishman, while he was organist of
St. Mary's Kpiaoopal Chapel, Arbroath,
Forfarshire, The author of the words was
Geo. W. Bethune, the son of Scottish par*
ents residing in New York State, where he
waa born in 1305. He became a minister of
tho Dutch Reformed Church, filling accept*
ably pulpilt at Utlca, Philadelphia and
Brooklyn. Receiving the honor of D.D.,
he was acknowledged an accomplished
scholar and eloquent pulpit orator. Dr.
Bethune waa the author of various works,
nmongst them being "Lays of Love and
Faith," in which is found "The Auld Scotch
Sangs." As commonly printed, this song
is marred in its beautiful Doric expressions,
and one of the most beautiful verses often
left out. The complete song is as follows :���
Oh, sing to me the auld Scotch sangs
1' the braid Scottish tongue-���
The sangs my father liked to hear,
The sangs my mither sung���
When she sat braide my cradle.
Or crooned me on her knee,
And I wadna' sleep, ahe sang aae sweet.
The auld Scotch sangs for me.
Yes I sing the auld, the glide auld aanga,
Auld Scotia's gentle pride,
0' the wimpling t'urn au' the sunny brae,
An' the cosie ingle Bide ;
Sangs o' the broon and heather
Sangs o' tho tryating tree,
The     laverock's    lilt   an'    the    giwan'a
blink���
Tho auld Scotch aanga to me.
Sing ony 0' the auld Scotch sangs,
Tlio biliheaome or the sad ;
They make mo amile when I am  woe,
And greot when I am glad,
My heart gtesb-iek to auld Scotland,
Tiie saut tear dims my e'e
And tho Scotch blood leapa in a' my veins
As yo sing thc sangs to me,
Sing on, sing muir 0' these auld sangi,
For ilka tne can tell
0' joy or sorrow o' the past,
Where memory loves to dwell,
Though   hair  grow grey and limbs grow
auld,
Until the day I dee,
l'il   bless the Scottish tongue that sings
The auld .Scotch sangs to me.
Healthy Ohildien.
come from healthy mothers. And mothers
will certainly be healthy if they'll take Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Pieauription, Nothing
oan equal it in building up a woman's
strength, in regulating aud asaiatingall her
natural functions, It lesions the pains and
burdens of child-bearing, supports und
strengthens weak, nursing mothers, and
promotes an abundant secretion of uorish*
meat,
It's an invigorating, restorative tonic, a
soothing ami bracing nervine, and a
guaranteed remedy for woman's ills and
ailments. In every chronic "female complaint" or weakness, if it ever fails to
benefit or cure, you havo your money
back.
The Lesson-
Teacher���"What aro wo taught by tho
story of the loaves and fishes V"
JohuniolwhoBe mother keeps boarders)
���"That there's somo boarders don't want
pic three tunes a day."
other side of the hue even, with regard to
the snowfall in Canada. Nine persons out
of every ten would promptly declare, if
appealed to, that as between the republic to
the south and Canada the line of maximum
snowfall extends through this country.
There is evory reason to believe, however,
that it runs below the boundary line dividing the United State* an I Canada, striking northward us it reaches the foothills of
the Rockies towards the Pacific coast. The
evidence, in fact, goes to show that
the deepest snowfall is peculiar not to tho
Arctic regions, but to the country south of
us favored with a more temperate climate,
SSOW IN TUB  AfiOlIO KKUIOS'S.
King William's Land, near tho mouth of
Back's Great Fiah River, has heen named
as the coldest portion of the Arctic north
of this continent. Frederick Schwatka,
the well-known explorer, spent parts of
two winters iu King William's land or
vicinity, and his conclusion is that the
snow does not fall there as deep ua in a
number of states near tin northcrnjboundary
of the republic. So light indeed was thn
snowfall thut he and his party had consider*
ablo difficulty iu gathering enough snow tu
make snow houses, or "igloos," as thoy
ure termed by the Msquimuux, iu which to
obtain shelter. In every direction from
that part of the country, as the weather
grew warmer, the depth of snowfall increased, lessening the difli-iulty in respect to
(hiding shelter. The snowfall In the Arctic
occurs either in the spring or fall, when it
ia neither very cold nor very warm. Those
seasons are very much shorter in comparison with ours, and the fact that during
these periods descends the greatest amount
of snowfall leads to the belief that the intensely cold country is not attended with
tho greater depth of snow,
THE SSOW DL00KADRS,
But there aro other fuels that go to bear
out thia view. In the depth of winter how
common it is to hear of vexatious blockades
on thn Northern Pacific and Union l'aeilio
perhaps not so much on the former ns on
the latter���and consequent delaj to truv
ollora of daya nud week*-.
On the other hand cmuparo with these
lines thn record of the moat northern transcontinental road, ourown Canadian P.nilio.
Throughout the winter its trains pan to
and fro on their journey across the country,
and if delays occur they aro of a very
trifling character. Why is this? The reason surety must be that the American railroads have lo encounter a heavier snow
fall. True the Canadian Paoiflo is a magnificently managed and well equipped road,
the American roads are equally wall equipped for fighting a snow blockade. So
admirable Ib the record of the Canadian
Pacific iu regard to snow blockades that
experienced tiavellt-rs who have travelled
011 this road award it the palm over its
competitors, although, perhapa, tha snowfall theory haa occurred only to a very fow.
UOW THE B.VOW DBIFTfl IS Cl'Trf.
Hut the bloL-kades that occur ao frequently on the American north-western roads
are not altogether attributable to deep
snowfalls. On the contrary, tho same difficulty is met with 011 the railroads in this
country, where the snow persistently ia
drifted bya high wind iuto deep "cuts."
The diagram herewith given will make thia
clear.
Suppose that A A represents tho ground,
R R the railroad and B B the level of anow
after the firat light flurry.   The track ia at I
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AN OLD SETTLER'S STOJT.
A Perth Oouutj Pioneer's Expei-ienoe-
A Sufferer for Nearly Twenty Vears-Harl
Nol Natl ���������Ik's Wark Im Tea Year
Ile Kraal** Health aad Ntrraith-
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Care.
From the Ll-itowel Banner.
Trowbi idge ia a pretty little village in
the county of Perth. It ia five miles
from a railway, and gains in rural quiet-
ness a compensation for the loss of the
bustte of larger towns. One of the best
known residents of tl e village is Mr, Isaac
Deleyea, who has lived there for upward of
forty yeara, in fact ever since tbe "blazed"
r'aatf through the woods led to the site of
what waa then laid out aa the district metropolis As far back aa the writer's memory soea, Mr. Deleyeo haa been sick nearly
all the time, aud unable to work, and
when it was reported last spring that he
was cured und 11 nne I to be cured by Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills, the Banner kept
an eye on the case, letting it run on
until a few days ago to aee whether the
improvement would last, and then set
out to Investigate for ourselvea. We
found Mr. Deleyea looking both ��ell and
active to Bay the lout. In reply to our en*
quiriesas lo Ida health he aaid he felt young
again, and felt that he was fully cured, and
waa quite willing to toll his Btory as he had
no room to doubt the efficacy of the remedy
in hia cose. " I have been sick," said he,
"for twenty yeara antl 1 havo not done a
month's work in ten yeara. I became all
boVed out and my legs swollen very much,
From this trouble 1 could get no relief. Tbo
medicines I got from the dootor helped me
but did not cure me. Nothing would take
the swelling away and I was beginning to
feel that my oondition was desptme. I
could hardly be about and could do no work,
not even of the lightest description. A
year ago I read of tho wonders done by Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and bought a couple of
boxes. The first box and a half gave tne
the sensation of having my flesh prodded
all ovor with pins, but I-begau to feet better and determined to keep on taking
tho pills. I have taken twenty-eight
boxes in all, and although it aeema a large
number, I would willingly take twice that
quantity rather than be in my old condition
of allium helpleaanesa and sutlenng. All
the swelling has entirely disappeared and I
feot a woll man again, and better than I
have been for a great nun*, years." In
reply lo a question Mr. Deleyea suid he
was sixty-six years of ags and had been ill
for fully twenty years, and he added
earnestly " nothing else in the world but
Pink Pills cured mo, and I believe they will
cure anyone who gives them a fair chance.
Ask any of my ohl neighbors how sick I
was, and how I havo been cured. Why, I
not only feel like a new man but look like
one. 1 can do all my work that I formerly
had to have hired done, and I do not feel
tho least fatigue. With me it is no guess
work, hut a case of demonstration, and
everybody who knows me knows that I
have been cured nnd by the use of Dr,
Williams' Pink Pills, and I cannot speak
too highly of them.
Dr. Williams' Pink Ptllio ontain in a condensed form all the elements ncebaary to
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seting resulting from nervous prostration ;
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iu the blood, such as scrofula, chronic
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troubles peculiar to females, such as suppressions, irregularities and all forms of
weakness. They build up the blood and
restore the glow of health to pale ami mllow
chctks. In tho case of men they eflect a
radical cure in all cases arising from mental
worry, over .vork or excesses of any nature.
Th sc pills are manufactured by the Dr,
Williams'Mitlicine C0.np.1ny,   Brojkville
A. P. 69a
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A ��KNT*>. HKIU: VOD AKr,-Samnntha at
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A colored Baptist preacher at Lincoln,
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It took nearly seven years to build London Bridge.
thk snow sunn and ssow crkoi.
first easily cleared by the enow-plough,
which deposits tlie snow on each side iu
banks, as represented by C C. Tho first
really stromr wind which afterwards ensues
causes the snow to drift until tho "cut" it
levol to l> D, or iu other wordi lho top of
the hanks. Then comes the snow plough's
firat wreatlo with the "beautiful," which is
piled up on tho banks to ti ti. Onco more
the drifting commences until the "cut" is
again made level. Ho the process goes on
until the deptti ot snow Is bo great as to
make it a matter of impossibility for a
Bingle engine to got through. Other engines
aro added to overcome tho blockade, and
thero work into the lingo mass as far as
practically,then retire uud commencearam-
mint*" process which cuts huge swaths at
each movement. To illustrate the character of these blockades it may bo mentionod
that on ono occasion on tho Yellowstone
branch ol the Northern Pacific, some half
dozen powerful engines Inukc.J together
were engaged for u week in cutting through
-he snow for a distance of less than a hundred miles.
Hlrutk Wilh Llffhlal ns
Neatly describes the position of a hard or
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Land Commissioner, St. Paul, Ulan.
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dozen or hundred and the public are cautioned againBt numerous imitations aold in
thia shape) at 50 centa a box or aix boxea
for $-'.50, and may be had of all druggists
or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Compaiy from either addresa. The
price at whtcn theae pills are soldo makes a
course of treatment comparativly inexpensive u compared with other remedies or
medical treatment.
A Forty-Pounder.
Museum Manager���'* What the deuce is
the row downstairs ? Who's that hollerin'
'help'!"
Assistant���"Oh, that's only the ' strong
nan*' The living skeleton ia punchiu' Ins
head."
Hal Seen Better Bars.
Wearis William (orawliug into a drain
pipe for a night's reat)���"Thia ain't quite
so warm as a palace oar."
Moldy Mike (crawling into another)���
'No 1 but thei-'s more room."
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Nerviline is the best remedy in the world,
and only costs 10 ami 25 cents to try it.
Sample and targe bottles at any drug store.
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IT
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Here is an incident from the South
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just after the Grippe had visited that
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those who have to rise early and
work late. At the beginning of last
Winter I was on a trip to the City
of Vicksburg, Miss, .where I got well
drenched in a shower of raiu. I
went home and was soon after seized
with a dry, hacking cough. This
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who has since died, and he told me
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came aloug aud I caught that also
very severely. My condition then
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much of the second bottle, I was
entirely clear ofthe Cough that had
hung to me so long, the Grippe, nud
all i Is bad effects. I fel t tip-top and
have felt that way ever since."
PKTERj.BKiAis.Jr.,Cayuga, Hine*
Co.. Miss. �����
mSSnnXXBm!GmA,
la nn Indication of
COLD IN THB HEAD.
It, ia tho beginning of Catarrh and frequently
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' .SOAP. A COMEDY OF ERRORS.
CHAPTER IV.
THI*  K1NDISO OF THE FIANCE.
" Williams," whispered Jessica, at ahe
���ltd her friend took their places at dinner,
1 do you sea at the far end of the table a
aid man with his mother ? That ii John.1'
*' How do you know!" aaked Flora
cautiously adjusting her spy-glass.
" I am aure of it. The lady wears
black, and the man is of papa's generation,
and is exactly my idea of John.
11 But, my clear Talbot, that man is not
only of your father's generation but of your
father's age ; and, to be plain with you. it
is not my idea of John at all,"
" I don't mind betting half a crown it is
he."
" Dono I" said Flora.
At this moment the vacant chair beside
Jessioa became occupied by the young
officer who had danced attendance on Mrs.
Cobbe, Tho latter, after the mnnnor of
strong-minded ladies, had been gay enough
durin**llie rough passago.but had f Allen sick
upon landing, and now was not at the tablo,
The gentleman had slipped into his chair
and began his soup without looking at his
neighbors. Hut tlio father of a large Itish
family on his left leaned across twin sons to
shake huuds with him, saying in a hearty
Irish voice i���
11 WoH, mo dear bhoy, and I'm glad to
see ye hack agon. And how'** the patient !"
" Oh, better, sir, thank you," answered
the new-comer. "I wanted her to come
down to dinner, but perhaps ahe is wiser
not." And theu, as if undesirons of encouraging thu hearty gentleman, he opened
a conversation with Jessica of the usual
colorless " table-d' bote" sort.
" I saw you on the Hercules this afternoon," he aaid. " Nasty little cockleshell,
isn't she T Have you been touring in
Spain T" And Jessioa replied with brightening eyes, for she liked a young man to
talk to, as what girl does not T They had
quite a pleasant chat; and now antl then
ahe glanced contemptuously at tho supposed John Farquhar at the table-end, and
wished ho would look at her and see how
agreeable she could be to a genial companion.
Now tho young gentleman had already on tho Hercules observed that
his pr-iaen". neighbor and her friend
were extremely pretty girls ��� and as he
talked to Jessica he looked at her very
often, and noticed tho pretty wav her
hair grow on her forehead, and the dainty
droop of her eyelashes, and the fresh bloom
on her smooth young cheeks, Onco Jossica,
suddenly raising her eyes, caught him
looking at her much more dirootly and
earnestly than was necessary. He turned
away witli the hurry of guilt and flushed a
little; and Jessica, seeing that, felt that
���he also had done something unnecessary,
and blushed furiously; and for a minute
there wero two red faces and silence, and
they ate their caramel-pudding diligently,
with their eyes on their plates. After
which both ai'idrosscd themselves pointedly
to Williams. I
" Yes," explained Flora, '��� we have come!
to Tangier to study the climate. MissTul-
bot's mother wants to try this coast next
winter. We told her Algiers was hack* I
neyed, so wo have come hero to pioneer.
She his been spending thia winter iu
Rome."
Jessica marvelled at Flora's mendacious
glibness,
-'Tangier has a nice climate," said the
the young man. "I should think your
friend would like it," Ho glanced at Jessica
again. " Yonr mother is not an invalid, I
hope!" ho said a little bluntly, but with a
softened voice, as if he liked talking to
Jessica, and, moreover, as if he knew something of invalids as well as of climates,
"Notexactly," suid Jessica, mustering
up all her knowledge of Lady Monaster-
even, "but her lungs are a little affected.
She cannot live comfortably in the north."
" Ah I" He turned resolutely to Flora
���gain, " Hut what travellers you Americans are I"
"Why tmit?t wo bo Americans?" asked
���he.
"Aro yon not Americans!" said tho
sentleman, covering his confusion with a
laugh, and meeting Flora's frank gaze
admiringly.
"Vou think us Americans,1- said Jos-
���tea boldly, "because wo ure travelling
alone,"
" I dare say thut put it into my head
first."
" You  have  not  risen   to   the   occasion," said Flora; "you should have Bald,
no ; but because you wear Parisian frocks
and speak sttch pure Knglish."
" Williams 1" said Jessica expostulating
iy.
The young man smiled, hut felt rather
afraid of Flora, and in his heart drew near*
er to Jessica.
"As for our travailing alone," continued
Flora, " that is nothing. It is a way we
Girton giils have."
" Oirton ?"
" Yet.    Did you never hoar of Girtont"
'��� Oh yes. They wear blue stockings
there, don't they T Would it be indiscreet
to inquire if you���and Miss Talbot havo
them on now ?"
"I never could get a pair to fit me,'
sighed Flora. " 1 am a duffer���got pluck*
ed all round. Hut Miss Talbot is a real
blue-stocking. She is going in for mural
philosophy."
The young officer stole a glance at Jessica,
who was very pink, and half amused, half
annoyed.
" 1 am afraid you are not entirely to be
trusted," he said, smiling.
Dinner over, the girlB escaped to their
rooms, for the Baton was swarming with the
Irish family. They laughed, and laughed,
and laughed, as only very young .people
can, and Jessica wanted to write it
all down in a journal. Then, still with
dimpling cheeks, she heaved up a sigh and
���aid: " 1 toll you, Williams, John is that
horrid-looking elderly man at tho ond of
the table,"
Flora nearly closed her eyes, ancl gazed
through ker lids at the ceiling.
"1 should sooner supposo him our acquaintance at dinner," shu said, dryly.
Up jumped Jessica.
"My dear girl! That man is Mr. Geoff-
rev Cobbe 1 didn't you hear him nay bis
wife waa better, but not able for dinner?
She was looking very green wheu wc landed.
I saw that."
"I heard nothing about a wifo," said
Flora, "and, Talbot, that man is ten years
younger thau Mrs, Cobbe,"
" Then I suppose Bho was an
heiress 1" criod Jessica ; " men marry any
sort of women for money, Williams, dear,
I don't want to annoy you, but you did look
too charming at Mr. Cobbe for the second
half of dinner. 1 gave you leave to snuff
me out for John Farquhar, but you needn't
grudge me a married man liko Mr. Cobbe
for five minutes, I do think."
"I am glad you liked Mr. Cobbe," said
Flora calmly.
In the morning it was discovered that
Jessioa had lost her bet. The elderly man
proved to be a German named Althuos, and
the betrothed maid paid up hei* half-crown
with the greatest cheerfulness. Then they
put on thoir hat*>, nnd furnished with u
guide (a handsome perBonagp, dressed in a
rown hooded blanket over a white one),
they went out to see Tangier. Hut tiraL,
initio hall, they passed Mrs. Cobbe, all
alone aud looking put out; and then their
dinner acquaintance of tho previous even*
ing. A lady wsb leaning on his arm���a
frail, Bweet-faced lady of forty-live, dressed
as a widow, ""
" Will you sit, on the verandah, mother .'
the young man was Baying very gently.
"Thut is Mr. Cobbe," said .Jessica obstinately, iih they passed out ; "how his
wife frowns at her mother-in-law. And,
Williams, it is curious how much less nice
he looks himself this innrmi'g. 1 thought
him handsome last nt.ht. Now 1 see ho
is plain, quite plain, aud with a stupid sort
of manner."
"Doesn't it hang like this," said Flora"
"if his name is Cobbe���or Smith or Robin-
sou���you admire him ; but you don't if his
name is������"-
"I don't like him at all I" cried Jessica,
' no matter what his name is."
* In this Bhe persisted. Several times in
the course of the day they ran up againat
the young man, and always Jessica found
some hole to pick in him. His olothes
were rough ; his eyes were green; he was
over-tall: he talked too much ; he talked
too little. He stared ; he was conceited ;
dull: empty-headed ; meek ; tied to bis
mother's apron-strings. Hourly she professed to dislike him more ; yet hourly,
so Flora observed, she increased in cheerfulness.
Then they made the mother's acquaintance,���a gentle, sad woman wrapped up
in her son.
"Neither do I like her, Williams," said
Jessica; "she is insipid. Just what all
married women become.   The mind never
?rows after marriage. Someday, Williams,
shall bo like that. And you will be cultivated, beautiful, and intellectual like
dear Miss Snow."
Nevertheless Jesr-ica was very kind to the
poor, fatted, married lady, and she sat on a
stool talking to hor, with bright eyes fixed
on tho wan face, and such sweet tones that
the sick woman revived under thoir influence. The son, walking up and down the
terrace with Flora, was listening to dexterous praise of Jessioa, and now and then
his eyes strayed to tho alight, graceful J
cieaturo who was talking so sweetly to
hia mother. Hut Miss Jessica, stealing I
an occasional peep at him, thought, or
thought that, ahe thought, his admiring
glances all for Williams.
"It is just what I expected," Bhe said
to herself rather angrily. " Of course any
man in the world would fall in love with
Flora I"
Don't you think my friend is very
pretty ��' she asked aloud, rathet abru ptly
of the invalid,
" Very," said the lady sadly, watching
her son ; and then, perhaps reading the
thought iu the girl's mind, she sighed, and
took occasion to mention that he was engaged to bo married and that he deserved
the beat wife in the world, being the iwat
of men ; and she sighed again, and hoped
dreamily and doubtfully, that his marriage might turn out well.
" Please tell mo your name," interrupt*
ed Jessica, unable to bear suspense another
moment.
The lady smiled graciously. " Our
name is Farquhar, My son is captain
in the 500th, at Gibraltar, you know.
He is getting on so well; was so dis.
tipguiahed in Egypt. We know your
names, doar," sho smiled again; "your
friend is Williams and you are Talbot,"
"That is our Girton fashion," said Jossica
supremely uncomfortable And she was off,
atching Flora's hand and dragging her
away too,
" Williams," she groaned,   but   with
sparkling eyes, V it is all up with me. Vou
were  quite   right,   John is  that  odious
young man who was so attentive to Mrs.
Cobbe that I thought him her husband."
"Jessica,"   said Williams   indignantly,
You aro just one moss of humbug."
"Never mention the word Jessica while
you are uuder this roof, Flora I   Hut Will*
iams,   iB    it going to  work? Will John
fall in love with you?"
" 1 hope so," said Flora coolly," for I like
him extremely."
" That is fortunate. Though I confess,
Williams, you disappoint me, You are us
frivolous as if you had never been to Girton. Why am 1 thu ouly woman in Kngland capable of constancy to the ideal ?"
Flora evaded the question by asking
another. " May I ask, Talbot, why you
are putting on your best frock ?"
" Became I wish to look nice," said Jessica sharply, " Those Irish people all have
thoir host frocks on."
" Oh 1 It isn't by any chance Captain
John's approval you are seeking ?"
" Certainly not. Itut I don't wish him
to disapprove me. It is I who intend to
disapprove him. After I have dismissed
him 1 may forgivohim partially ; enough to
let him marry you, Flora."
" I aee," said Flora, pinching her friend's
check.
Meanwhile John Farquhar sat on with
his mother. His eyes had followed the two
fair girls aa they fleeted away, and he
smiled and sighed unconsciously. His
mother watched him anxiously,
" nearest," she said at last, laying her
hands on hiB, " do take care,"
" What do you mean, mother ?" returned
John irritably.
" Two such sweet girls " began Mrs.
Farquhar dreamily. Then she cheeked
herself. " I don't know what their mothers
can have lieen ubout," sho went on iu a
different tone.
" Oh," cried John, " ladies of that pattern
will meet protectors everywhere. Only
English-speaking girls could do it, of course,
but it is splendid."
Mrs, Farquhar had never seen him so
enthusiastic bofore. It waa very unsafe
under his circumstances. For Jessica
Neville sake, she hoped these two formidable young ladies would take themselves off,
(to uf, continued,)
HEW 1 flAR MOTTOES.
God's music will not finish with one
tune 1
In tho matter of doing good obligation
ceases only when power falls.
Whatsoever thy hand flndeth to do, do it
with thy might,���Ecolesiastes ix,, 10.
A year has so Blight a record that all
should try to secure for each year at least
one good memory somewhere.
The dawn of a new year reminds ono that
light does not only come from the East,
Europe is constantly looking to Americafor
illumination.
With us all parties disappear as soon as
the situation becomes serious, as in 1800,
when tho war was not popular ; as in 1870,
when wo were not united. It will be tho
same in the future; whenever thero is
danger wo shall find ourselves united.
To-day the dominant feeling among British peoplo is generally fraternal toward
Americans, and ovory right-minded man
wishes that it may lie intensified and perpetuated for tho increase of the prosperity,
honour, and beneficent influence of both nations.
In studying the condition of tho working-
man we have sought to extinguish the disastrous ennfliot which torments and menaces
human society, over which hangs, like a
black sky, the wrath of popular passions,
announcing by terrific thunder-claps the
breaking loose of a tempest fraught with
shipwrecks.
It is sometimes painful to do one's duty.
It it, never ao much so as not to havu done
it. When man no longer causes the death
of his neighbour, and no longer fears it for
himself, he will be God. Let ub begin by
admiring what God shows aa * we snail no
longer have time to search tor what He
conceals from us.
Wellington and the Inventor-
The invention of a bullet-proof uniform
by a Westphalian tailor re calls an anecdote
of the great Duke of Wellington.
A stranger gained admittance to the
War Ollice one buay morning and urged
the Duke to introduce into the army a
bullet-proof jacket which he had invented.
He produced a specimen.
" Bulletproof!'* said tho Duke. Very
good.   Put it on, will you * "
Tho man did so, Tho Duke rang thc
bell: bq officer appeared.
"Toll Captain So-aud-So to send two of
his men here ; and let them load with hall-
cartridge."
When tho Duko looked up from his
writing presently, the inventor hud disappeared.
PACT3 IM   FEW  W0BDS.
A French surgeon has devised an artificial larynx.
Very full cheeks indicate great digestive
powers.
The blaok diamond is so hard that it can
not be polished.
Learning the Hawaiian language is a social fad m Washington.
A woman of Spring Hill, Mo., has baked
a loi.f of bread from yeast thirty years
old.
Iu Ncrway persons who have not been
vaccinated are' not allowed to vote at any
eleotion.
Several Shanghai chickens with fifteen
toes are the boast of George H. Ball, of
Pcrrydale, Ou.
A hen on a farm at Cromwell, Conn.,
has, her owuer claims, laid five eggs inside
of two days.
Gambling debts are recoverable by law
in France, Spain, Venezuela, and sometimes in Germany.
Paris has an insurance company that refuses to issue policies on tho lives of any
who use hair dyes.
Electric ambulances are to be used in St,
Louis. They will ruu when possible, on the
line of the street railways.
A novel insura.ioe company has heen
started in France, with the object of supplying girls with dowries when tbey marry.
The remains of a race of Liliputians, believed to bo the ancestors of the Mexican.
Aztecs, were unearthed in oast Tennessee.
The diamond, though hard, is ono of the
most brittle stones. A fall on a wooden
floor will sometimes crack and ruin a fine
specimen.
A powerful telescope may reveal as many
as 43,000,0(10 stars, of a number of which
tho light takes 2,700 yeara to traverse the
intervening space.
Formerly the Lord Mayor rode in his
State procession from the Guildhall on
horseback. The practice was discontinued
n the reign of Queen Ante. j
Sewing machines driven by electric!
motors have been fitted up in a large costume establishments in Paris. The current is obtained from the street, mains,
Tho island where Robinson Crusoe was
monarch of all he surveyed is now inhabited by about sixty people, who attend the
herds of cattle that graze there.
An Amsterdam lapidary has a machine
whioh can pierce a hole aa small as one
one-thousandth of an inch in diameter.
The holes are made in diamonds, sapphires,
aud rubies.
Cats are being extensively used in New
Zealand for the destruction of rabbits. The
owners of oho estate are so pleased with the
efficacy of the new " cure," that they have
uat given an order for 500 cats.
It is a very great mistake to mend gloves
with ailk, as the silk will cut out the kid
muoh sooner than cotton of equal fineness.
Kid gloves are always sewn at the manufactory with cotton thread.
For preserving wire ropei carried under
the earth's surface, a mixture of thirty-five
parts of slaked lime and from fifty to sixty
Starts of tar is recommended. The lompound
s boiled and applied to the article hot.
Some of the native women of Australia
have a queer idea of beauty. They cut
themselves with shells, keep the wounds
open for a long timo, and when thoy heal
huge scars are the result, Theae soars aro
deemed highly ornamental.
Show an average cockney some phonetically rendered cockneyisins on paper, and
he will tell you that no one speaks like
that, but the exact form of disclaimer will
firobably be : " Nowbody down't speak
thk thet,"
Queen Christina of -Spain rises every
morning at half-past fivo and goes out for a
walk. The German Emperor gats up at
six, Francis Joseph of Austria before five
and the Czar���whu probably sleeps badly���
generally as early as threo a.m.
Enthusiastic llussians are to give the
Parisians a " Boll of Peace" iu acknowledgment of the welcome accorded thoir seamen. It is to be a monster, but there is no
tower in Paris strong enough to support a
bell of the weight proposed.
Neuralgia pains may often bo relieved
instantly by the following simple method.
Heat a fiat-iron, put a double fold of flannel
ou the painful part, thou move the iron to
and fro on the flannel. The pain will
cease almost immediately.
Granite iB the lowost rook in the earth's
crust; it is tho lied rook of the world. It
shows no evidence of animal or vegetable
life. It ia from two to ten times as thick
as the united thickness of all other rocks.
It is the parent rook from which all other
rocks have been directly or indirectly derived,
A dogs' tailor flourishes in Paria, The
taller is a woman, and in hor reception
rooms Prince How-wow has rugs, water
howls, and biscuit jars to refresh him during the trying-on process, Hore are the
daintiest water-color pattern books to
choose from, and anything from sealskin to
chamois is provided.
The occupations of tho female prisoners
in Strange ways Gaol include oakum-picking
and making surplices foi prison chaplains.
Male prisoners are put ou the treadmill to
grind flour for making the prison bread.
It is to be hoped they enjoy the truth of
the old adage thnt bread that is earned is
sweeter than beef that is stolen,
The cheetah, or hunting loopard, ,V. feet
high, is iu India considered invaluable in
the chase. Hooded us hawks wero of old,
it is taken out to door hunts. Wheu a deer
or othor animal is iu Bight, the hood is removed, and attention is directed to the
victim. The cheetah dodges through tlie
jungle, springs upon his quarry, and
throttles him to death,
Of 1,000 men married in 181)1 In England
and Wales (according to tho report of the
Registrar-General), SHO were bachelors and
114 were widowers ; while of 1,000 women
who married, Oil) were spinsters and HI
were widows. The proportions of bachelors
and spinsters were the hig thes recorded.
The proportions of widowers and widows
have boen declining for ma-iy years.
With tho cockneyest suoh a word as
" much" becomes " metch"���"'Ow .notch
is it V* Hero is a sentence noted at the
time in a crush of people coming away from
a show where the sports had been signaled
by gun firing. Mother i " Wozh yer j
(cantoned a-en 'o fahd tho gen ?" Child i
" Now, ah lahked it."
The Orientals have a simple method of
cooling water. Thoy fill a porous earthen- j
ware jar, and by the continual evaporation
on the surface tho water is soon cooled.
Sometimes a heavy oloth is wrapped round
tha jar and kept continually wet, Ou tho
hottest day water may be cooled in this
way in a few hours' time without Lhe uae of
ice.
One of. the sights ot China is tho antique
bridge of Suen-tchen-fow, 2,500 foet long,
aud 20 feet wide. It has on each side 52
piors, upon which huge stones are laid,some
of them 20 feet long. Many thousand tons
of stone must have been used in the t>ieotiou
of this wonderful bridge, which is regarded
by engineers who have seen It as indicating
constructive talent as wonderful as that
which raised the Egyptian Pyramids,
To hear cockney we must go to the
streets or mix with the cucless pleasure-
bent mosses on a bank holiday. And wo
must listen needfully, for peculiarities in
people with whom one is more or loss constantly tu contact are apt to remain unnoticed. When " Erry JownB" talks of
hiB unmarried sister as Jemima Wren one
may he forgiven if it dawn but slowly
that the lady's name i.* Jemima Jones and
that Wren stands for Ann. A country
cousin will return from a rumble in London
streets full of astonishment, und bubbling
over with choice specimens of cockney
vernacular, whercfrom he derives innoceut
and lasting amusement.
UNJUSTLY MNGEU
For Murder of His Daughter-
He Wonlil Xot Lei Her Harry Ibe Han -the
Laved and She Took Terrible Vi'ii-je-
a*ct\
William Shaw waa an upholsterer, living
in Edinburgh, in the year 1721. He had
but one daughter, who kept house for him.
She, who was a woman of determined will
and strong passions, encouraged the attachment of a man named John Lawson, a
jeweller. William Shaw considered Law-
son to be a dissipated and profligate young
man, aud, on that very sullicient ground,
forbade him to come to his house in pursuit
of his daughter. In defiance of this command of her father, Catherine and Lawson
continued to meat iu a clandestine manner,
and her father, discovering this conduct,
kept her strictly confined. William Shaw
had found a man whom he wished Catherine
to marry, named Alexander Robertson,
the son ofa friend and neighbor. He strongly urged the suit ot this young man, but
Catherine as firmly and energetically refused to have anything to tlo with him,
declaring she preferred death to being
Robertson's wife. Tho father became enraged at tho determined definance of his
daughter, and the most passionate expressions were made uae of on both sides;
among them suoh words as barbarity,
cruelty, and death fell from the girl's lips.
'Aftor this had continued for some time
William loft the room, locking tho door
after him. The greater part of the dwelling-
houses at Edinburgh are formed on the plan
of chambers in our Inns of Court, many
persons living on one floor, and
ALL I'SINU ONE STAIRCASE.
William Shaw dwelt in rooms ot the kind,
and a single partition only divided his
apartment from another tenanted by James
Morrison, a maker of watch oaaes. -Morrison had heard parts of the excited quarrel between William Shaw and hia daugh-.
ter, and waa very muoh struck by the girl's |
utterance of the words already mentioned,
which had been enunciated with distinction
and emphasis A silence, which continued
for some time, followed the departure of
the father; but that was succeeded by several groana, which, following the cruel and
bitter words, attracted the attention of
Morrison, He became so alarmed that he
ran to some of the occupants of the house
and toltl them what had passed. Some of
them followed Morrison to Ida room and
listened attentively, and not only heard
groans, but the following words, faintly
spoken by Catherine Shaw, "Cruel father,
thou art the cause of my death," Seriously
alarmed, they rushed to the door of Shaw's
apartments and knocked loudly, hut no
anawer was given; all was dead silence.
Their suspicions were now confirmed; a
constable was found, and
THE DOOR FORCED OI'KS.
Catherine was found with her throat cut,
and with the knifo used by her Bide. She
was alivo, but speechless. On being questioned as to whether her death was the
work of her father, she wu juat ablo to
make a doubtful motion of tbe head, which
was considered to be in the affirmative, and
then expired. At this terrible moment the
poor father returns, and is confronted by
the horrible spectacle of his dead daughter
covered with blood. All watch him keenly,
and his disorder und excitement were
naturally extreme. He turns pale, trembles in every limb, and nearly falls senseless ou the floor, Thc already prejudiced
spectators, seeing this agitation and ro-
inembering the significant words uttered
by the dead girl, have no hesitation in believing that William Shaw has cruelly
murdered his daughter. This impression
is deepened by the discovery that tho
suspected man's shirt is bloody. William
Shaw was hurried before a magistrate, and
upon the evidence given was committed
to prison on suspicion of tho murder of
his daughter Catherine. He was shortly
after brought to trial, when he admitted,
without dilliculty, that he had placed his
daughter under lock and-key to prevent
her intercourse with Lawson ; that ho had
ou many occasions insisted on -,er marrying Robertson, and thut lie
HAD QUARRELLED WITH   HER
on the subject tho evening sho was found
murdered, in accordance with tho evidence
of the witness Morrison, but, in defence, he
added that he left his daughter unharmed
nntl untouched and the cause of blood being found ou his shirt waa that he had bled
himself some days before and the bandage
lud come untied. Theso simple, truo us*
scrtions did not weigh a feather with lhe
jury us against the terrible array of circumstantial evidence brought with ull possible
legal act against him. Tho daughter's expressions of barbarity, cruelty, death ; the
apparently affirmative motion of the head in
reply to the question put to her just before
heraeath; and, In addition, the words, "Cruel
father thou art the cause of iny doath": and,
as a climax of proof, the blood found on
William Shaw's shirt cut away all chance
of cscupo from under the doomed man's
feet. The poor heart-broken father was
found guilty, und amid the delight of a :
largo crowd of indignant spectators, was
hanged in chains at Lcith Walk in November 1712. Was there a mnn or woman in I
Edinburgh who believed that William Shaw
was innocent? We fear not one, notwithstanding his last words on the gallows I
were, " I am innocent of my daughter's
murder." Hut fortunately, his memory,
was not to bo forever branded with the foul
stain of a dastardly murder I In August
17-'-', as a man who had succeeded William
Shaw ai u tenant of the apartments
formerly occupied hy that unfortunate
victim of circumstantial evidence was
soiirching for something in the room where
Catherine Shaw died,he accidentally noticed
A TAl'ER KALI,'***." INTO A CAVITV
on one sido of thc chimney. It was folded liken letter, andon being opened, was
found to contain the following:
"Barbarous Father.���Your cruelty in
having put it outof my power ever to join
my fate to thut of the only man I could
love, and tryannlcally insisting upon my
marrying one whom I always hated, has
mado mo form a resolution to put an ond
to my existence whicli is heconea burden
to me. I doubt not I shall find mercy in
another world, for surly no benevolent be-
ing cau require that 1 should any longer
livo in torment to myself in this. My
death I lay to your charge When you
road this, consider yourself as the inhuman
wretch that plungod tho murderous knife
into the bosom of thcuiili ippy���Cathkiunk
Shaw."
The letter was, of course, immediately
made public, and the handwriting recognised as that of tho girl whoso suicide had
led, as she appeared to hope, to conviction
and execution of hur unhappy father tor
murder, Thu iettar naturally aroused a
strong universal feeling of sympathy for
William Shaw. The magistracy of Edinburgh, after careful examination, being
convinced ot the genuine character of the
letter, ordered the body of William Shaw
to be t iken from the gibbet and given to his
family for interment; and, ua some reparation to Ids memory and the good name the
family had always borne, they caused a pair
of colors to bu waved over hia grave in
token of hia innocence.
A Dying Request.
Physician (to dying editor) : " My poor
friend, I cannot conceal the truth from you
any longer. Vou have only half-an-hoiir
to livo. "
Editor (feebly) : " Doctor, will youpleaae
tell the foreman, when I am gone, to place
my obituary on tho front page, top of
column, next to pure reading matter? I
wonder if I am extravagant in indulging
myself in thut luxury lor onco in my lifo 1 "
In Spain, Greece, Hungary,Portugal,aud
Switzerland a girl is considered of marriageable as soon as she has celebrated her
twelfth birthday.
FBASGS AND ENGLAND.
An Incident Which Ih 4'nuiiitis Hume IM-t-
qnlelude In Purl*.
Two insignificant looking items of news
were cabled from Paris yesterday, but with
a word of explanation added to them they
may be made to show very clearly the ill-
temper France is in at the present momeht
with England. The Figaro iB reported as
protesting against what it calls " the formation of a British colony" at Tamaria.
This iB perhapa the moat irritating manner
in which public reference oould be made to
a matter that has already created eome local feeling in Toulon. The fact is that au
English company has purchased Tamaris,
n;*at Toulon, a circumstance that in ordinary times would probably pass unnoticed.
Hut Toulon happens to be tho base of
French naval strength on the Mediterranean, and whatever preparations
may be going   ou   thero  for defence or
AGGRESSIVE WAR
the authorities are extremely jealous of
their secrecy. This question has been for
some time under the consideration of the
Ministry of Marine as well as of the Municipal Council of Toulon, and at most all
that could be legally done would be the
passing of a law preventing the sale to
foreigners of laud situated within the defence radius of Toulon and other naval
porta and fortified places. But it ia not
unlikely that if a public outcry should be
made against the English company now
some irresponsible act of violence might
come of it. That The Figaro should prefer
to state the cose in tho manner quoted above
ianota pleasant circumstance, either as
indicating tho local fooling or tbe official
view of so small an affair.
At tho aame time a French military expert
of some repute ui gea upon thc Government
the advisability of siding with the Spaniards
at the present stage of the Melilla dispute.
It is to be hoped that this advice will not
be listened to. Leaving out of consideration altogether the more or less generally
known facts whioh make the Sultanate of
Morocco the
MOST FERTILE TERRITORY
, in the world for European complications to
break out iu, the interference of France
juat now with the operations of Spain
would simply mean that Britain could not
quietly look on white a move was being
made to destroy her commerce and hor influence in Africa. The statistics for the
past year show a considerable increase iu the
volume of British trade with Morocco. Exports to Britain have risen in value from
��101,202, to i'2i:.,��00, while thc imports in
British trade show an increase of 15J* per
cent. The total value of British imports is
put down at ��50i>,622. The statistics further testify that the commercial
INTERE.SM OF BRITAIN
largely predominate in Morocco, and under
these circumstauees any step prejudicially
taken to those interests, whether by France
or Spain, could not fait to produce friction.
That France is liable to be led by any
clamor into such au error need not now be
considered, but when, as the cable states,
the views of Col. de Polignao have attracted
considerable attention it certainly denotea
an extreme popular susceptibility to every
cry that may be raised against the English,
It is very unfortunate that a position should
bo apparent on the part of tho French press
to feed the dangerous temper of the hour
in their country so assiduously as these
thini's would imply.
England's claim
to Hornu is based upon this treaty, and she
has not boen at all disturbed by Mon*
toil's brilliant journey. As tor Adamawa,
France waa simply made ridiculous thoro
by the remarkahlo doings of her agent
Mi/.on, who has been recalled in disgrace.
Of courae theae. big countries have not the
faintest idea of the importance they have
suddenly acquired. They have simply boen
parcelled out like spoils among the victors
with thiB ililFcrence, that no victory has
yet boen won. England and Germany have
simply agreed not to tread on ono another's
toes while carrying out tho work of making
the coveted lands i heirs intact as well as in
BEAMING RED MEN.
A Trllie of lic.1 Hen Who Own Vessels Tha
Cun Hall lo Japan.
ThoMukah tribe of Indians of Neah Bay,
says tho Seattle Telegraph, are maklnggreat
preparations for their regular nunuat fishing
and whaling cruise. The young men of the
tribe have been accustomed for years to
cruise on the ocean twenty or thirty miles
Irom Cape Flattery, boldly attacking
whnlpa, fur seals, aiul sea lions, catching
halibut, tho several variotiea of cod, salmon, and rock fish, all of which abound in
great numbers about tbe cape. It was in
1802 that the Government established a
reservation and agency at Xoah Bay under
charge of Henry Webster, The Makahs
arc not an agricultural tribe. They are
entirely self-supporting, receiving only
about $100 a year from tlie Government for
educational purposes entirely. Tl.ey derive
all of their subsistence from the ocean.
They have been encouraged to procure a
larger class of vessels than tho canoes of
their ancestor-;, ami they have been allowed
to own and command vessels capable of
making voyages to distant seas in pursuit
of thoir vocation of sealing, whaling, and
fishing.
Iu lSGft sealing schooners first commenced
to take tliese Indians with their canoes to
the sealing grounds, and they thua acquired
a knowledge of the superior facility afforded
by a schooner for safety and comfort. It
was uot beforo 1H80 that any Indian
had confidence enough to purchase and Bail
a vessel of his own larger than a canoe.
Gradually the Makahs have increased their
business, and having boen Biiccesstnl in
then-sealing, they now own u fleet of ten
fine schooners, varying in si/e from twenty-
five to fifty tons each. Tho whole of this
fleet is now boing made ready for scaling.
They will atartout in January next, as
booh as the seals begin to appear in tho
vicinity of Cape Flattery, and will cruise
south, following the herds along the coast
to tho Columbia River, and returning with
the seals as thoy slowly wend thoir way
north to the Aleutian rookeries.
From the Columbia River to Alaska the
Makah natives know the coast and em
navigate their own schooners, but when
they go to Hohritig Sea or to the Japan coast
they ure compelled to take with them a Caucasian navigator. The young mon of lho
tribe are exceedingly bright. Most of them
attend the evening school, whero they learn
to road ami write English, Recently some
of them have been studying navigation, and
it will not bo loug before thoy will beablc to
navigate their own vessels even iu foreign
waters. The earnings of members of the
tribe from sealing aggregate over $40,000 a
year.
Evenly Matched-
Two clergymen totally different in char*
acter wore yet firm friends. One waspriin
and precise, especially careful of his linen,
quiet in speech and manner; the other
careless as to dress, and a regular John
Bull in ways and words. The latter had
formed tho habit of taking snuff, much to
tho digsust of hia friend, who abhorred all
suoh practices. Ono day at a ministers'
meeting, Mr, Blank pulled out his snuff-box,
tapped it in the orthodox fashion, and took
a hearty pinch. Mr. Arnold, thinking to
rebuke him, said, iu his mildest tones ;
"Mr. Blank, how much tlo you think
costs you a year *or suuff ':"
" Don't know," was the reply ; "perhaps about as much us it data you for
starch."
He'd Had Enough of Tbem-
An illiterate young man onco got a friend
to write a letter for him to his sweetheart*-.
The letter was rathor prosaic for n love-
letter, and he felt that un apology was due
to his sweetheart for its lack of tender
nothings.    It was as follows :���
" Please excuse the mildness of this hero
lettor, ns thc chap wot's 'rltin' it is u married man, and ho imyB ho curn'l 'hide any
soft BoapingB ; it alius gives him tho spa/*
zums."
|        SH0WBALLI_NCtAM003E.
Au Odtl   Hour'-.  Spurt In  111*-   BnowcUcl
i Fori'il*- of ���*���"��������� liT-iuiMtlrk.
A party of Government surveyors in the
province of New Brunswick had a curious
hour's fun lust week at the expense of a
bull moose. They were on their way into
the northeastern forest for the winter's
work upon the crown lands. A deep snow
has just fallen and the men were plodding
along on snowshoss in single file. The
line of surveyors, chainmen, axemen, and
carriers stretched out over a distance of an
eighth of a'milo in the'treelessjgully through
which their course lay. Suddenly those in
the lead discovered the fresh tracks of a
moose heading in the same direction as
the party. They showed that the animal
waa having a hard time of it, floundering
belly deep in the soft snow, and was evidently
FLEEING IN   ALARM
at the noise of the advancing column. <
Several times the tracks deviated from the
path of the party disappearing in the thiok
underbrush of the wooded hills at either
side. But they always returned to the
less obstructed ground in the gully.
Word was passed back aloug the Line that
there waa a moose ahead, ancl the pace was
quickened. Thero was no particular object
in overtaking the moose, as every man in
the party had aa heavy a load strapped to
his back as he cared to carry, and fresh
meat was plenty, Besides, the chief engineer waa noted thoroughout the province
as a Btickler for the Game laws. But the
moose was going their way, and there was _
dash of excitement of the chase in the effort
to set a glimpse of him.
They kept up the rapid pace for over an
hour, every minute showing that thc moose
was struggling on with increasing dilliculty.
At intervals the trail indicated that he had
fallen from exhaustion, and had lain for a
moment to reat in the snow. These snow
casts of his big body became more frequent,
and it became evident at last that their
quarry waa almost spent,and that unless he
sought shelter in the hills they mu,t soon
overtake him.
A MOMENT LATER
a shout from the head of tho column told
that the moose was in sight. The stragglers
came up quickly, and there about five rods
to one side of tho snowshoo trail, was tbe
moose, a splendid bull three or four yeara
old. He was embedded in the snow almost
up to the back,and was pulling like a steam
engine ; completely exhausted.
Now that thoy had overtaken the moose,
tht: men, under the watchful eye of the
chief, looked rather sheepish until one ot
them, idly picking up a piece of snow, tossed
it at the animal. Then every one seemed
taken with the novelty of snowballing a
moose, and a perfect fusillade of missiles
was directed at the terrified beast. Ho was
too tired to make further attempt to escape,
but rolling his great eyes, he stretoohed out
hia head on the snow, the steaming breath
from his nostrils blowing the flakes aside in
small clouds. The white balls flew in show*
era about his broad-branched horns and
whistled past hia ears, but the only sign of
the terror he felt at the unusual attack
was the rapid, spasmodic twitching of his
short tail, a movement that waa sir uigely
discordant with tho dignity of the monarch
of the Acadian forests.
After a five minutes' fusillade the men
tired of the fun and resumed their weary
tramp,leaving the moose to recover from his
exhaustion and fright, and to wonder what
manner of creatures they were who, after
chasing him for miles, had contented themselves with polling him with harmless halls
of anow.
WAB MATERIAL IN DEMAND,
pit-WAV m mum.
Their Differences Approaching a Crisis-
Kins Oscar's Dllemiun,
A London special saya :���The Times today contains one of its series of articles on
tho situation in Sweden and Norway, tho
last of which appeared on Nov, It. It says
that if tho coining elections In Norway result in a large and militant Radical major-
ity,the Conservative ministry wiil be bound
to retire. The king will find himself face
to faoe with tha necessity of accepting the
Radical interpretation of tho Act of Union,
thereby surrendering the unity of foreign
policy, upon whicli the alliance of tha two
kingdoms consists, or of enforcing the
Swedish reading of the act, against the
manifest determination of the Norwegian
people.
Sweden, it appears, is prepared to use
force. Tho Swedes, who were at first apathetic, have been roused to auch a pitch of
exasperation that it will take little to goad
them to action. The king is confident of
tho support of tho Swedes, and ho will not
surrender the Norwegian crown nor sacrifice thc union, which lie bolievos to be indispensable to the safety of both Sweden
and Norway. The first shot firod by Sweden will rally the Norwegian Radicals and
Conservatives shoulder to shoulder in defence of their cominon nationality. Despite the superiority of her military resources, Sweden would find it a hard task
to reduce Norway to subjection, and harder
atill to keep her in subjection.
If tho sentiment of the Swedes compels
the king to unsheath the sword, the European powers, who are the sponsors of the
union, ought to intervene, armed with a
European mandate, as in 1814. Sweden
might act within limits, leading to an arrangement for the avoidance of a war
crisis. Opinion in Norway is, in the
meantime, raised on only two issues���union
and monarchy or separation and a republic. But among the contingencies acute
observers detect a third course���tha creation of a throno in Norway, with Prince
W uldemur, youngest son of tho King of
Denmark, as king.
Leprosy m tha United States.
Or. Wyman, surgeon-general of the Ma
line Hospital service, lias said thai* there
aro indications that leprosy is spreading in
tho United States, Ho has noted the ex*
istence of a number of cases in various cities
and country diatricts, and also the unwill*
ingnesi of the local authorities to properly
deal with Buch oaans, often because the
lopora, if their existence wore generally
known, would become a terror and a bur-
don to tho community. Ho has recommended thata national lepsr hospital be
established, to which lepers could ho sent
from all parts of tho union, anil where thoy
An American Expert Finds the European
War Scare Genuine-
He Telia Ibe Besalt or Hli InipreasloMB
rrom a Hasty f rip l* Em-la ml���Great
Britain Really Alarmed About Her
Navy���What Olher foiintrli**. are Da-
Hi*.
Mr, \\, H. Jacques, an American naval
expert and ordnance engineer has returned
from a flying visit to England, and brings
word that the war scare and dissatisfaction
in England with the condition of the British
navy are real and not creations of newspaper correspondents. The visit of the
Russian ships to Franco stirred up the
interest iu naval matters abroad, and did
as much aa anything to reveal the actual
weak condition of the English navy, for it
has been pronounced weak by great naval
experts in view of the work it wwexpected
to do and the supremacy of the seas it was
supposed to be capable of maintaining.
Speaking on this subject Mr. Jact-uessaiT:
"Thedesire for the further development
ol the British navy is bo general among all
classes of British subjects that the omission
of a budget for this purpose would surely
cause the fall of any party that did not
urge it. Lord Hamilton's recent article on
England's naval strength was only one ot
many arguments for tho increase of the
British navy, and it appealed strongly to
thut nation. In estimating the naval
strength of France, Lord Hamilton overlooked two elements that havo an important bearing���one, the slowness iu completing her ships, tho other lhat her energy
and finances will bn principally devoted to
preparing her army to meet that of Germany, If France cannot make adequate
appropriations for both her army and her
navy, ehe will let her navy wait, lest in
the oase of the defeat of her army, the
damage done by her navy shall increase
her war indemnities.
" In the British estimates of the naval
strength of the powers, Italy, Spain, and
Austria appear to be left out of the problem. Whether this is due to their depleted
treasuries does not appear. But Russia's
power is also recognized, no matter how
much money she borrows, while tho financial strength of the French peasantry will
long remain a bulwark, no matter how volatile the Government or how few France's
military leaders."
Mr. Jacques spent some time iu examining personally the advance recently made
in the matter of speed and armament in
torpedo boats in England.    Of his investi*
fations he said : " Of that class of craft
nown as torpedo destroyers, England will
have a formidable (loot, aa thirty-six of the
Havock claaa have either been built or ordered. At a mean draught of six feet these
vessels displace about 210 tons. They are
1HO feet long, with a breadth of beam of 18
feet 0 inches. They cost about ��185,(100.
At Mr. Yarrow's request 1 look a spin
down the Thames the other day in tl*e
Havock, which he has recently completed.
Five years ago I made a dip down the same
river in one of hia first-clans torpedo boats,
that easily logged 23 knots. Thia year I
had the pleasure, although there was not
much comfort about it, of feeling tho
Havock make a short spurt at 27 knots. In
appearance she is similar to but larger than
the first-class torpedo boats, iB lilted with
triple-expansion engines capable of developing .l.flOO horse power ; twin screws, loco*
motive boilers, forced draught, antl carries
U0 tons of coal in her bunkers. Her armament of one 12-pour.der, three 8-pounders,
and three IS inch torpedoes, is too heavy,
but I have since lieen informed that,
though bo heavily armed, she will probably never carry ull of theso at the same
time.
Speaking of the development of ordnance,
Mr, Jacques said : "Whilu the general tendency is not toexcecdOT-ttiugunsot 1,1-ihch
calibre, caso-hard cued armor will require
large calibres and greater energies. This
has led to a revival, particularly in England and Russia,' ot wire-wrapped ordnance,
and in tho former country alone large numbers of this type of calibres, varying from
0 to 12 inches, arc being manufactured.
"The powder question ib still u trying
one. With the cordite class hotter ballistic!
are obtained, and much faith is uow placed
in its stability, but the destruction it aaui-.es
to tho chamber and injury to the rifling almost suggests a return to smool li bircs. Unlets its temperature can be reduced it may
have to be replaced by soma other explosive. In our Leonard powder this factor is
Buid to obtain, but this powder is a comparative youth, and must yet bo subjected
to muoh practical testing.
" In armor, Schneider tt Co. of Le Creu-
aot, Franco, still lead in Europe, the carbonized armour for the Russian battle i-lup
Three Saints having shown remarkable re-
IsBtance, Plates for Franco, Russia, Japan
and other countries keep th'S plan occupied
and although three other targe companies
in Franco receive orders from the French
Government, Schneider & Co. still retain
more than the others combined, and fully
00 per cent, of the armour supplied to
countries having no plants cornea from this
establishment. This company does not use
the Harvey process of toughening steel, although tho other French plants and aome
English ones have taken it up. The custom iu E.iglaud is to divide the contracts
for armour among English firms, Carbonized steel is designated in the latest con*
tracts, and it will he furnished by the threo
firms, Vickers, Brown, antl Cammell.
" Ktupp controls moro firmly than eve
the supply of war material to Germany. In
heavy ordnance he has not yet gone beyond
ordinary service ballistics. It is reported
that ho has made a large number of wire-
wrapped field guna."
Mr. Jacques confirms tho idea that the
output of war material is being constantly
increased and with much rapidity. In
Europe the opinion is gaining strength that
tho day may be noar when thorn will bo
use for considerable of this material.
tV
Would be properly   cared  for, and thereby
the   sufctyof t' '   ' * ���������*--
guarded,
the  safety of tha  wholo people would bo
Dr. Wyman said, lu a rccont report, that
the facts In his possession concerning the
dread disease compelled him to the opinion
that decisive steps should immediately be
taken to prcveut, not alone its introduction
from the countries to the south, but its
spread from cases now here, and he did not
thiiiK it the part of wisdom to await for any
larger development of tho disease to
demonstrate the necessity for its suppression. Perhaps a prospect of being entirely
rid of their lepers by thoir removal to a
national hospital might interest the people
of FiOnis&nna in Dr. Wyman' s scheme At
any rate, in view of the experience of othct
and neighboring countries, it would seem
that the segregation ot Bufferers Irom leprosy
should be made a mailer of grave und
reasonable   public   concern.���[New York
In tha far west a girl who works in a
railroad restaurant is known aa a " biscuit
shooter."
A novel means of collecting subscriptions
for charities has been introduced in Melbourne. During tho performance ot The
Mountebanks at thc Princess's Theatre, n
topical verse was introduced Iuto tho song,
"Put a Penny in the Slot," asking the audience for ponce towards thc funds of tho
Woman's Hospital. The appeal met with
a most satisfactory response, thu audience
showering coins on theutuge.and altogether
$.21 13s, fid. was collected by this means
duriug the week's run of The Mountebanks.
Tfre Longest Span of Telegraph Wire-
This is tho stretch of wiro over tho River
Kistna, lietwccu llozoara or Hczwarra and
Si-otttiino7.oun, for a length of mora than
0,000 foot, at a height of over 1,200 foet.
The mouths of tho Kistna river are in the
northern part ol thc Madras Presidency
in India, and tho river for a considerable
portion of its course forms the boundary between tho Madras Proaidency and llald-
arabati. Another long span of wire
(telephone) is that across the Ohio River
in the United States, between Portsmouth,
Ohio, and South Portsmouth, Kentucky, at
a single stretch uf 8,773 feot. The next
lonKost spun of telegraph wire is across thfl
Mekong Rivor in Cochin China, nt a point
whore its width is 9,601 feet; another wiro
over a tributary ofthe last-named river
having a span of 1,070 feot, aud u height
of more than I U feet above flood  water.
Difference in Namo Only.
Adorer :    " May I bo   yo.ir   pilot,   and
guide your bark through the stormy sea of
li,c*" ,,     ,
Fair Widow . " No, dear ��� hut you may
be my second mate,"
Cut Gins j with Sciffl3ors.
One can cut glass with seissniB as easily
as though it wero an autumn leaf. The
entiro secret consists iu plunging the pane
of class into a tub of water, submerging
also tlio bunds an-', tho scissors. The scissors will cut in straight lines, withou* a
Haw. This result is achieved 111 comeqiien
of the absence of vibration, If tlio least
pinion of tho scissors is left out of the
WAter, vibration will prevent the glas
Qiltiug.
His Keas-'n-
Clara (fishing for a compliment): " Th
is vour fourth dunce with  me.    Why
you dance wilh sumo of the  other   girls t
Charlie : " Well, bho fact u 1 dance
badly I halo to ask them," THE WEEKLY NEWS, FEB.  7- '894.
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iSS Fell. 7,1894
In looking over our bonks wc find that
m in y of our subscribers nre in arrears,
some of them for many months. Newspapers can not be run on credit, and wc
���must urge alt who know themselves to
be indebted to us to at once forward the
��� amount.
Editoral  Notes.
The people tlo not send representatives to the legislature to criticise, find
f.iult, nor indulge in personalities, but to
engage in wholesome legislation for the
(juod of the province. There arc some
members who never appear to understand this antl seem to think that their
only mission is to obtain some political
advantage. It is to be hoped th.it thc
next legislature will have fewer of this
class.
The reconciliation of llismarck with the
Kmperor is an historical event. The
Prince lias been a collussal figure in
Gcrmanv, perhaps the greatest of his
time, and the nation owei it to him that
she is the first power in Kurope. The
German people love and venerate him.
1 Ic is too old and broken to again take an
active part in public affairs, nor i\o we
believe that his advice will be much
sought, as on many question-* he widely
dilfers from the policy ot the young headstrong but able Ruler, who in becoming
reconciled to the ex-Chancellor has
slnwn unexpected wisdom- and greatly
increased his own popularity.
such insects before forwarding, distributing, selling, or disposing of said nursery
Stock, trees, plants, or fruit.
RULE 3. All persons shipping, send-
in*,' or delivering any fruit, fruii trees,
scions, cuttings or plants within the Pro*
vinct* shall place upon or securely attach
to eoch box. crate, or other package or
parcel containing the same, a distinct
mail-, stamp or label showing the name
of the producer and shipper or sender,
antl the locality where grown.
RULR 4. All persons having in their
possession boxes crates nr other packages or wrappings in which nursery stock
or fruit has been imported, shall have
sut h boxes, crates, or other packages or
wrappings destroyed by fiie, in order
that iht expense of disinfecting may be
avoided, Should disinfection be preferred however, thc following method will
be considered sufficient, viz.: By dipping
the boxes, crates, or other packages or
wrappings, for five minutes in boiling
water containing not less than fine pound
of concentrated lye to evory five gallons
of water.
RULE 5 Nurscr) stock or any trees
nr plants infested by anv insects as inclu
tied in Kulo j, shall be disinfected by dip
ping in .1 solution prepared as follow!-:
Take three pounds of soap (whale oil
or good home made soap), ilirec pounds
sulphur and one pound Gil let's concen-
tinted lye, 01 lye of eiiiml Strength and
parity, boil onu htuiv m four gallons of
water, add one gallon coal oil, then boil
slowly twenty minutes and add twenty-
five gallons of water. This preparation
is more effective when lukewarm, and it
should therefore be used al about 100'
Ri'i.**;. 6. Where insect pests, such .is
are mentioned in ihc British Columbia
Fruit Growers' Supplement for 1893, or
other known injurious insects, arc found
to exist, spraving must be done and other remedies applied during tlie growing
season, while the irees are in leaf, as
shall be recommended by the Board
from lime to tunc, so that the insects can
at lenet be held in check until the stronger washes of the dormant season can be
safely applied.
Rt'i.K. 7. Where hop fields are infested with thc hop-louse, spraying must be
done as shall be recoinmed by the Hoard.
RULK 8. All members of the Hoard
arc hereby authorized to inspect any garden, orchard, trees, or nursery of trees,
fruit, packing* house, warehouse, storeroom, or any other place in the Province
liable to be infested with any noxious insects or eggs or lava* of any such insects
in order to satisily themselves that thc
rules and regulations of the Board are
duly observed.
Ri'j.r. 9. Any person having infested
material, trees, plants, fruit or packages,
and refuses or neglects to take action tt)
have thc same disinfected, or pests exterminated, after due notice has been given,
shall be deemed guilty of an offence u-
gainst the Act, and shall be dealt with
according to law.
We are glad to sec that the Vancouver World, by far the most influential
of the Mainland journals, advocates the
extension of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway to Comox District. It regards the project as entirely feasible and
declares lhat Coniox as an agricultural
locality is excelled by few places iu the
province, and as a coal mining section is
the peer of any.
This movement is entitled to the en-
touragement of the Provincial government, and justice to us requires it. The
considerations which have induced tbe
government to aid the building of railways elsewhere, prevail with ten-fold
force here, and tbe question is: Shall the
Government be deterred from extending
aid to au enterprise whicli if carried nut
will be fraught with so much benefit to
this section, will unlock so much laud
and make it aval able for settlement, and
tax producing, for thc simple reason that
the Dunsuuiirs will be benefited? Tbey
have carried out their contract with thc
government, and because it was a favorable one tn them, is that any reason why
much needed extension of their road
should nol be encouraged just lhe same
as though it belonged to anybody else?
Provincial Eoard of
Horticulture.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Pursuant to Section 7 of the "Rot-
ticultural Board Act, 1888," "��
amended by tho ''Horticultural
Board Act. (1893) Amendment
Act, 1993," the following Raloa
and Regulations are Publiah id:-���
(IDLE 1. All agents, dealers, nurserymen, or persons importing, selling, or dis
u-ibuting nursery slock, plants, and fruit
(unless they have in their possession a
certificate from the Horticultural Board
lhat theii property is free from pests), before distributing, offering for sale, or disposing ofany article as above mentioned
shall notify the member of the board, his
agent or representative, in whose district
any such article is found, or thc S 'crcta-
rjr or Inspector of this Hoard, who shall
inspect or cause to be inspected said nur
scry stock, trees, plants or fruit, and if
(bey are lound to be free from pests, shall
j-sue a certificate to the owner or person
jn charge, stating said articles appear
free from injurious insect pests.
HULK 2, AH persons possessing, forwarding, or distributing nursery stock,
trees, plants, or fruit infested with any in
sect, such as���Woolly aphis, scaly bark-
louse, oyster-shell baric louse, San Jose
scale, red f.cale, borers, currant worms, or
other known injurious insects, shall have
the same  disinfected and claused ot
Horticultural and Fruit Growers' Societies are requested to work in harmony
with this Board, and may, without expense to the Board, elect from their number one or more persons to act as local
Inspectors or Advisers, who shall report
to the member of the Horticultural Board
of the district im which such Society is
located, or to the Secretary of Inspector
of the Provincial Board, cases where the
owner or person in charge nf plants or
trees which are infected refuses to obey
thc directions of the Society in carrying
out the rules ofthe Board; also any other matters of importance to the interests
of the Society.
Mbmders ofthe Board.
James R. Anderson, ot ihe City of Vic
toria, to represent the Province.
Andrew Ohlson, of Lansdowne Road,
Victoria District, to represent thc First
Horticultural District, which comprises
Victoria, Victoria City, Esquimalt and
Cowichan Klectorial Districts.
Theodore Tragc, of Beaver Point, Salt
Spring Island, to represent the Second
District, which comprises Nanaimo, Nanaimo City, Alberni, Comox, and The Islands Klectorial Districts.
Ern.-.st Hutcherson. of the se-H-ment
of Ladnei's, to represent the Third District, which comprise all that portion ol
the Westminster Klectorial District situated to (he south of the Fraser River.
Thomas Cunningham, of the City of
New Westminster, to represent the
Fourth District, which comprises the
New Westminster City and Vancouver
City Klectorial District, all that portion
of the Westminster Klectorial District
situated to the north of the Fraser River,
and ihe Cassiar Klectorial District
Thomas G. Earl- of the Town of Lyt-
ton, to represent the Fifth Distrist, which
comprises all the rest ofthe Mainland ot
British Columbia not mentioned heretofore
Inspector ok Fruit Pests.
R. M. Palmer, Victoria.
J. R. Anderson,
Ollice* of tlm Provincial Mount of Hortlcu lure,
Victoria, l-'i h Peuoinlior, laW-h
THE STAFITER.
The average [irict-iof frisiboniiiibuji horse**
n Louilmi (s about 11*33.
Manila uti'l Sitnol will l�� exhibited fn
October at tht* World's fair.
The trnt*k ct Dundee, N. J., wns aold re-
cmtly toOuirgelfi Rugeman for W-'.uoo,
Sum ("���'imi-ii! In tin* prion- tnovrr In tho
work of hulhllligo new ruce track In tha
vicinity of San Kmnclsfio.
N'r-viii- alloW li'ir-v-.t lu a (Iuld vrlth a hnrUvl
wiro funco suparntlns them from other
mn+t-K, wi)'* Th-a Uamumaa.
King Solomon win a liberal hnriw buyer.
[L-f-uill. .K'.tum to I.v-ypl Mini \>nul an high
as, (JJ,0W* to fc'-.tAiO for Htruhi of tlmilo-M-ri,
Fids**- Stanton, *���.':!���.V, who ��ut out of
form iukI wus i-i-tin-d, bn<> I*-m-h gm-n n
Intly lake swim and nbowa rapid Impi-uvu-
moots
The Monmouth Park as-to.il/ition him
nerved papers on thu Now York Tribunu
u,ii'l Uit- N-<.v Vork Tbnea In oriuilnol libul
���niiUof ���Sl'W/.fiOi-nch.
Trainer Build Doble first answered the
boll 2tl yean ago ut Newark. O, Doble
thou WHS uiit ti boy, uud he w*w�� eaiupnljjii-
mg Stephen A. Dou-flu*.
Chen/I peak d, the noted old tlrao race
horse, died Aug. 2U at linker City, Or. lie
wan tint lirst home to defeat Teu Broeek in
u three luat race, miming the third bout In
Httldn, 2;08,-<, In very peculiarly marked,
On the luft side of her faeo are a lot of
frecU-i*- lu her forehead la a littlti while
murk, and thero la on iuiuienw dimple lu
her m-ck.
Some of the trainers an now nslng cash
loufd tlm wI-ih-Ih 011 their an It* lea IiihUmkI
of tbe pneumatic, claiming that the-r are
oa faat ua the latter and thai thej* will
wetv much longer.
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J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in th* river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotet is
ktpt well supplied   with  the best wines
ind  liquors,   Stajje  connects   with  all
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Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry,
Steamer Joun
J. K. BUTLKR,  MASTKR.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Steamir JOAN* will sail as follow.
OALUN'U .\T WAV POUTS m iiMBenaor,
nnd froixht inty eitter
Trfnvo Victoria, T110.1l.y. 7 tt. m.
���'  Nttd'tlinu fur llomox. \Vo(ino*Iuy, " n. m
Lottvo Culm,, for .sniialmo,     Krlilnya, "��.m.
'     Nauitlmo for Viotprtrt   Salunlwy, 1 u.m
Tor freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at llie Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Stoic street.
EsquimaU & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take offect at 8.00 a.m. on Friday
Septomtsor 30th. 1892. Trim run
on Pacific Standard Ti ao.
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On Saturda-jrs and Sundays
ltaurnTIclcot.fi will bo ISAUoJ hol*r-;oii All
polttJi for afiira and a quarter, good for re-
turn r-ot later thin Montlajr.
Return Tlckt-u tor ene na1 a half ordinary
fare muy ho purchnsed daily to all point**,
uood for sewn (tuys, includinr day of tuna.
No Itnturn Tickets l-��uod for a fare and a
quarter whoro the afnifle fare le twenkf -five
oenta.
Through rulo** between Victoria and Comox.
A. DUK3MUIR, J08KPH HUHTRR.
PneMMKt OmI 9*p*.
U.K. PRIOR,
rift
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures aud liar
North of Victoria,
And thc best kr.pt house.
Spacious Milliard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
Wood ii 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.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  0.
Conducts a General
Teaming  and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays.Saturdays.
and Sundays.
COUBTWAT HUM
CCtTKIENAT, B.C.
jTlhe leading hotel in Comox district.
���--New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation* Seasonable rates. Bar aupplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
0. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in nil iis branches. Office Comer-
rial lit. Nanaimo.
Yarwood & Young.
Hamsters, Solicitor**, &c. Office Cor.
llaston and Commercial St., Na*
iiaimu, H. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
or
Robert J. Wenborn**
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
ait'>;.   Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
* Manufactures   thc   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purclw-e inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUfKRIOR AKTI-
ci.k for the dame money?
WARNING
All persons driving ovr tho wharf
or hridgffls in Comox district t'aHti't
tli.H a wulk, will lit, pruseitutticlnocord
ng lo law,
S. Orcs'ch
Gov. Ag"nt.
A, 0. Fulton
Butcher
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fresh Beef,Mutton,Veal, Pork
at Lowest Prices.
Nanaimo  Saw Mill
Sash and Door Factory
A tlMUm, i'rup. UUI St.. I-o Iln K. T.1.19
Nanaimo II. C.
A complete stock ofKon;.'hand Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingle*.
Laths, Pickets, Poors, Windows and
lllinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwo.d.
All order* .tccimipanied withC.SH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
.Steamer Kstetl
Harbor and outside towing done at
abh rates.
HILRERT&SON
Funeral Directors and Kmhai.mers
On-dimtfiM nf tli-- Orl.-ntni. Eurrka,
and t'nilMl Sut.H ('ollt-gn nf Kin-
b. d in it. x ,
Nan.iimo, It. C.
d* - $10 and $20, Genuine Confederate
tj ) Bills onlv live each; $50 and $too
bills 10 cciitheach; $1 and 52 bills 351-etlts
etch. Sent securely senlcd on receipt of
price. Add rest, CHAS. D. BARKER, 90
S. Forsyth St., Atlanta, (ia., U. S. A.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Cartncy Chemist,
Manager.
Pur- Drugs Ch'-111 it-ali*. and  Patent
Medicines,
I'tij-Micnns Prusi*l|itlond and nil orders tillwl
with cars mitt tlir-imicli. I*. 0. bux 1.'
"Bargains that are Bargains."
We have a Bargain Counter that is the leadjng topic of in
terest among the Ladies in Nanaimo. It is really remarkabli
how cheap we have put in all the goods thereon. If you wan
a cheap dress, jacket, water-proof, etc., this month, yo;
should take the next boat to Nanaimo and look the matter U]
We are honest about this and don't want one of our customer,
to neglect this special sale.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
Wm Mathawson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His  Ranch
And als*. will deliver to his custome
daily Fresh Eg      llutlcr, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having.above for sate or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
McKenzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Lower**' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.O.
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 Land,
��� and ���
t> Horaea, 100 Sheep, and 90 Cow.
together with
SI Mowing; Machine!, 1 Steel Roller
1 Bo .piuu Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
I&CQTJXJL.IL.A.IX &0 Q-ILMORE
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery  Outfit of
John VV. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand
(f3^��    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
Society    Cards
l.o. o. F., No .ii
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F��� meets every
Friday night at il o'clock. Visiting brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Loi.ge No 14A.F .St A.M.,ll.C.lt.
Courienay II. C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. in. ai Castle Hal. Comox.
Visiting Kniyhts cordially invited to attend.
John lturd
K. K.S.
Mice to Taxpayers.
A sessmont Act and Provincial
Revenue Tax
C o. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O
O. F. meet in tlie old North Comox*
���school housefevery second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. IJ. Bennett, Sec,
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaiino, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical Watchmak
{Worker in Light Metals and
Gunsinithing
Present office Slk Botel
Comox, B. 0.
NOTICE is HKKKBV OIVKN, in accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial
Revenue Tax and all Taxes under the
Assessment Act are now due fur the
year 1894. All nf the above named Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson,
New Castlc.ahct Denman and Hornby
Island Divisions of the District of Comnx are payable at my office.
Assesed Taxes are collectible at the
following rates, viz.i���
11 paid on or before June 30th, 1894.���
Provincial Re*enii.\ $3,00 ber capita.
One-halt of one per cent on Real Property.
Two per cent on Wild Land.
Onc third of one per cent on Personal
Property.
One-half of one percent on Income.
If paid after June 36th, 1894���
Two thirds nf one per cent on Real
Property.
Two and one-half per cent on Wild
Land.
One-half of one per cent on Personal
Properly.
Three-fourths of one persent on Income
W. B. Anderson,
A-isessor and Collector.
Comox, Jan. 2nd, 1894.
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, li. C
'I. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B C,
Title deeds can ba ie.n In aj poa-
aasaion.
G B Leighton
At tha Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an   Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
F. W. Hart
Manuf.ctur.r,   Importar,  Wholaaala
and Batail Daaler   in
���p-Cr-R-tTXTTTRE
CARPET*,   UNOLSBM, Oil. CLOTH   Mat)
- HOUSE    Ft-RINtSHING -
t3T Largau EMak��*kntat of in kind.
n-H Gttian. * Vancaarr B. 6.
Eureka   Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWRENCB, PBOPRItTOR,
MANUFACTURED or
SODA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
���Jottlar of Uiffcrzni Brand, of Ll;.' Baer Ste un Beer and Porter     '
Aucnt for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
UNION  MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
   A  Full  Line of Everything   _	
BUILDERS  and CONTRACTOR
*��=r UNDERTAKING  IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props,
Anley & Smith.
COMOX and UNION B. C.
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Orders Filled on Short Notice.

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