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G. A McBain Co
Real Estate Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain * Co.
Eeal Estate Brokers
<**% Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 66.
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,  FEB. 14, 1894.
$2.00 PER YEAR
has a fine assortment of
Oils, Boots,
Paints, Shoes,
Crockery, Tobacco,
Hardware, Clothing,
Glassware, Groceries,
Gentlemen's Furnishings
������ Antl so on ���-���
We also take orders for custom made suits.
Give us a call and we will try and please you.
INSURNACE
REAL ESTATE
MARCUS WOLFE,
Financial and Goneral Commission Broker,
KOOM  II, JOHNSTON  lll.OCK, NANAIMO, U. C.
AGENCIES REPRESLNTED,
Canada PermanMit Loan and Savings Oompano, Toronto.
Citizens' Lqildir.g Society of Nanaimo,
Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.
Hartford Firo Insurance Company.
Union Fire Insurance Company of London, England.
Eastern Fire Assurance ���"���ompu.ny, of Balifyx.
Great Western Life Assurance Co., of Winnipeg, Man.
Money tn Loan on Improved Farm Property.
lhe Equitable Life Assurance Society.
120 Broadway, New York.
The largest  and strongest Company inthe
World.
Assets
Surplus over all Liabilities
INSURES THE LIVES
OF
<t 163,060,052.00
���P    31,189,1115.00
MINERS.
11 event of death iindc-t any circumstances, the heirs receive full face value of policy.
At the end of io, 15 ur 20 years, tlie money paid it) returned with large interest.
A. W.Taylor. Victoria, B. C Special Executive.
Charles St. Morris, Victoria, B C- Provincial Manager
IsDHSdUlfl ,	
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 tor the Security of l'olicy Holders     $2,988,320.08.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77
J E. Crano, Gon'l Agent, Victoria, 13. 0.     L. W. Fauquier,Special Agont
We Cany the Largest Stock
���    of   ���
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work clone in this Department guarantc-d to give satisfaction.
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COMOS, BC
Flour &. Feed Dry Good?
Farm Produce Boots & Shoes
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery Ac Glassware Faint & Oils
Gouts Furnishings
Patent Medicines
S tat ion cry
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
J". ABBAMS
Union Clothing Store
Union,  B. C.
HasJ ust received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fur
Suitings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hats, Shoes and
GENTS FURNISHINGS.
fta. The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
111  sail 1 11 in 1 1   _i-      1   sg-s���setre^l.i a_.   i ,1111 aMtBaSMBB I   i i 11 isa
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London_and Canadian
Phcnix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation Life.
Green Block,  Nanaimo.
Dr W J Curry
( I) KN TIST. )
Green's Block��� near Post Office���Nanai-
110. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
Rams for Sale.
For Sai.k two : ne young Rams (South
Downs).
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, II. C.
THE OBSERVER.
At tlu'prr'-crit tiny about UO per cent of
nil vessel-* birilt-areof steel.
Haifa million liven are dally dependent
ipou lUu eliicleuey of iron end Htet-1 wire
upM.
The growth of girls Is greatest in liielr
-.fteuutu ji'.n- hihI Unit uf buys ia llitmevuu-
.wntU.
N(nl��y!-nf-.-nice nro allowed In Paris on
iii ;b< pnyablu at sight, as Ih the cm-torn iu
thin country,
TSnitvi-iMpMiiiinbirof ii'wn'-BinnHonBar.d
���litempttiM Hi-at'ioKluntluiui in Italy Iswdd
10 bu fully .*>,i-txi 11 year
In ItoiiiiiHiiIiiHditty of aithltllnaa bottlo
ins in la* paid mi forcl'fii wine. 'J'bero Is a
uu (-ii female servants, ou doorplutt-a ami
oil lb.eU.rH,
Gypi'lcH have no reliplou nntl poiiio of
tli uui liiiv-'Mislr ill*/au ;.Vcr,'.;:.. i.-chu/olu-*
bill llu-y l.r-vt-r ���j-l.t-s by oue without a lllUt-
ei-i-d ci.r*a
I*'o!-bur t lint Ko*;ie rival ollPmlat would
itnituie LE.i luVuiiLloti, a liOulavlllu ti..* be
vim dtd ['".it nii"l tm iu.-. ut'uuur haa de-
-iroyed the furnmla.
Tlio little itshuiil of Malta btwa Innsuage
���if itsov,-!nkiiv-.il Trum tbo Carthaginian
nmi Arabic tongues. The nobility of thu
ihl:ii'd boea!; 1 Ull Inn,
THE SCIENTIOT.
Petroleum, ivlilcli Is popnlarly supporetl
to la**derivi'd frm.i libul, Ih, accordhiK to iid-
viuteeit Htieime, more probably tne iv-jultul
die tuti ion of witttir on metal,
Tin- nwiltii or calculation)" hIiow that for
���t given itm . vjipueiiy imil earboiiieauldand
tipHturuilat the namo prt-wuire, the llqtio*
led c-ii'bouit) acid in uapublu of dt-vt-loplug
lOllftO live Limes moiu iiower tii-iii t.*ui-
pruaHi.il nir.
Takintf tho' earth an the cent croft he tint*
verse and Lho polar hini*an tlie limit ot uui
vision, the vihlblu universe embraces nu
aerial sput-a wlUi ndluniuterof i'2o,D0d,tH\0,-
IW miles, and a uircuuifereiivuuf l(IW0,74i),*
WX),0U0mllw.
Au Ingenious contrivance for recording
fiunsliiiur Is thu recent InveiiLlon of Profesboi
Marvin. The profi*Nnor describes thu l:v
H'.i-iimi'iit ih consisting in prlm-lpto of a
Lunllu dilTormitlal nir tlll-ruiuilitt'.1��� uier-
Bucy, however, being used to itepurutu the
uiri'-ilie two hu I Oh, and the whole tbur*
inouiuter li duslgiicd In the form of a
Ntrauht tuhu, buvlng a bulb ut each end.
Oddielkws at Church.
The members of Sunbeam Lodge C. O
O. F. assembled as per announcement
on Sunday last, and marched to the Pres
by crian church.
On account nf the very disagreeable
wrather the ntiendJince was not very
large, laken on thc whole it was very creditable.
The pastor, Mr. Tliit, preached from
the test, ''He that winucih souls is wise,''
and his subject wits Moral Kcturin. He
lir.-st alluded to the c,rea.ini*is ofthe work.
Alex. Fraser's Life    Hanging
Upon  a Thread.
As wc go to prcss-5 p.-n Tuesday even
ing- the shocking intelligence comes to
us that Alex. Fraser, sub-Col'.ector of
Customs, i.i apparently dying���his vitals
being eaten out by carbolic acid which
wns in a cup from which he took a drink
of water to quench his thirst. The accident occurred about 11, oclock, Tuesday
morning. He was not seer by Dr. Lawrence, who has been constantly by his
bedside since��� for- over an hour after the
fatal draught had heen taken, and appears not to have been aware of his dnn-
ucr, although be t.iok milk to quench the
fires that he felt knawing nt his vitals.
Various reports are in circulation a*
bout the matter \ihi*ch at this time, it
is impossible to sift. He is not expected
to recover, and his brother, Ur. Fraser
of Victoria has been rtbti-.cd by wire.
Th-.* soul of than
im moat important
part of him. All things that tend to better our souls aro steps towards winning
them. Christ was lhe greatest reformer.
Others work under him. Ail who relieve
distress, ail who woik lor thu good of
their fellmvnien aie doing Christ's *-.otk
The ivoik of reforming or winning souls
is not only great bui urgent. Ii U a matter that should receive intention now. It
shon'11 nol be deferred, Then this work
is not only great aud urgent but it pay-;.
It \\\\\ pay through ill! eternity. It is the
mo.-t lasting kind of work .md its influence, would befell forever.
The discussion was listened lo very attentively and was .well worth the attention given it. All who have heard Mr.
Tail picach will aj-ree in this.
All-the close of-tb-a service the Oddfellows marched back to their hall and
were disjimscd. *
yVu^^t*.
Ttie Oitflafc nndjnmj*rt*o most wonderful
���1lK*.\-veryiiftli<*'.-*Oi J&uO'hcduy wjlentltlunieu
i rEaior-an:idAJ>Jii',ft.   P.u��yt.I*t*-��:.'<.iyvtigtr
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F*"5* ��� biJMdflja.oured
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vlnom'M aiul
liBfoaa Itin-sihu ontife system, afi-kb
fTnriyin curea Debility, Ne-vniuut- -a, Ei-ila-lons,
n..d-lev-l'i: </:iunit n**'lr,roH*.iun'! ordain. I-rln*i
ai t!ia Um-M, !o*t!3 i.yiiu.i*oi iil(*litnreM(ip'K*d
q'l Oltlv, Ovor ,2,000[n-ivi.lopii(l'ir.''-3inent**,
Pnjnii-tiire ipomm'r.nslr.iisotent-y hi tlio first
s'. v*o.   It can be (toppfld i i SO days by the um* of
Tii* I't'W i1i.iro*for***riiBnindo by the Speclnl-
i-i.i.;'ll>.;"1,1 iniiii.iiK liu..-,..:i Modlutil li-nii-
iiiU., It I. tlioutroi'i-cst vitdllaor uin:l*. IiJh
v *ry trowett-}, h t harnlcBB, Bold for Bl.w a
pH'tnueor 6 poeliflgi*S f : W.'.O fpUln neiUcd
li ixoil, Wrlttci |*titi!*iiiit- c s-1 vuil ut a enre. ] f
y luluiy pIx l-oxeit snd bro hut eiillrely er.^cd,
six M"re*fl*ill bfl sent to you free of RUchnrcw
Scud fur cfreuliirn and ti'��tira<miHl*i.   Addrcn
If 17IMON UBOIOAI, INSTITCTK,
1032 Marfcit 6t. Ban Fr��nclico, Oat
Athl-tic Club-Ofricers Elected.
The Athletic Club met at lheir rooms
last Friday night and elected the clViccis
for this present ter.ni as follows: Pres. I).
Jones; Vice Pres. Wm. Parkin j Hec'y, F.
XV. Robins; TreaSy J. It. Bennett; Trustees F. VVhttuev, W. Rennison, and L.
ClifTe.
It was decided lo place the library on
a more independent footing and Messrs
Mel'hee, Jones, and licniieit were elected to the office of Library Committee
with power to direct the affairs of this im-
p-itiant branch without consulting the
club as a whole. Thu fee lor library mnn
hers is retained at ihe old figure nf $i
per aninm and all moneys received by
the Library Committee will be used in
buying new books. The Committee also
decided to canvass the district for members and subscriptions, All desirous of
supporting tins -civ laodabb- work should
make a point of handing in their subrcrip
tion money to any one uf the committee
above mentioned.
Marble Miuta With KU etHflltjr,
Tho latent auhleyeinent of neb-nee js
tho nriliteiiil prudnutiou of uitirblo from
[niro ei.liiuri cirbonatu,
M. li lu Otmtaller, a French -n-ieoi.Pt.
takea thu c-tfoiiiui in the form of im ia*
pulp-iblu powdi-r and (iouipri*t"'t,n isimi
steel eylii.i-.-r between Iwo pinions wilh
a prntitmro of ",000 pomiija to tin- Mfmtre
inch. While ill thin t*<iiiilili..;i a plalhimil
spival. provioiii.ly ltnbeddud in the pow
d��f, i.-i henti'il by mi electric current,
with.thu result that the'povvdor la thc
neighborhood of the wiry ia rendered
c-rysbiliiiio and tram lucent.
H'-etii'i;.*. uf the resulting snbEtimep
when examined underneath ,-i inicruiicope
oslubiterl tho oharaeterlaties of uortalii
npceimons of slightly tnaclo-l trinrblo
Thlit romarltablo work of lho nlectrie
current may prove the steppiug stono to
Pfreilter uohiiivenientrt in the prbduotion
of url...uiul f*Loiu* of alt kinds.
Multifold rhitttiuxaiihj-..,
A simple method of photographing a
person in five different attitudes all nt
once has been invented by a New Jersey
photographer,' by iiieanB of which--tlie
same picture gives five different views ut
the fitter. This is accnthpffahed by naing
aa a liaekground two plane mirrors, form*
ing li.tv.-cen i hem an angle of 4.*i de-p'res
and placing the person ut the junction.
1 bo usefulness of such pictures will not
uo confined to ordinary life, ns they will
be iiiost v.-.'liable iu criuiinology and aii-
iLrupology,���Kxehange.
Union   Flashes.
Steamship San Mateo left for San
Fratfcisco,Thursday noon with 43,00 tons
of coal for the Southern Pacific.
Steamship Mineola left, Sunday, for
Port Los -\ngcios with 3100 tons for the
Southern Pacific.
Thc Miowcra is expected today o r to
morrow for 2600 tons of coal.
Steamship Jennie arrived Tuesday for
about 2000 tons.io take up north to sup-
ply the artic whaling licet.
Thc str. San Mateo will be due next
Monday.
Ship Kichard Third is watting to load
for 'Frisco.
The ship Occidental is wailing to get
2500 tons ol coal lor Honolulu.
Str. Thistle left Monday with a cargo
of coal for Victoria,
The harbour at Union wharf last Wed
ne-dav, prt seated a lively scene. There
wire tive steamers and two Bailing ships
in at the same time. There were the San
Mateo, Mineola, Joan, limnetic, Richard
Third, Occidental, and one other. The
pe.'p'e uf Union .ire smiling and saying
lhat at a not -ery distant period this will
ne a common occuneua* at their outer
port.
A pleasant feature ol the shipping is
thai ii brings us occasionally .some desi
ruble visitors. This week Capt. Howard
ol the Kichard Third is here. He is 83
years of age and is without doubt ihc ol-
rie-tt sea c'iptain on the coast. He took
out the 1'ist cargo of Wellington coal.atul
nlso die first cargo of coal from Nanai-
mo. He was injured by some accident
recently but we are ylad tp learn that he
is rapidly recovering under ihe skillful
ewe tifiil-J da-joiner, Mrs. Hill, who is
with hint on this trip. Aother person .nf
some note is Captain Morse ol ibe Occidental, who is heaiiily interested in shipping on ibis coast, and is accompanied
by ids wife and family. It is hoped thai
both ot tliese ladies will soon visit us again
Mr. Geo. Kennedy, proprietor of] the
Wellington Hotel made a flying visit to
.ibis place, 'coming on Wednesday and
letlirnitig on Friday morning.
Mr. Campbell, who has chaige of-the
Coke Works here will deliver a lecture in:
the course, under the auspices of the
Sons of Temperance.
There "ill be an entertainment given
in aid of the Presbyterian church Society
bete about the 141I1 of March. The prep
arntions for it are going on and arc of a
character which will ensure an unusually
attractive programme. Those.who are
to lake part when their names arc announced will create a llutterofexcitement*
The "local immigration" continues.
Onihe.28th nf January. Mrs. M. Mag.
itorti presented iicr husband with a son,
on the following day Mrs. Vip-iund. to
preserve the equality of the sexes, itis
supposed, presented HER husband with a
daughter.
Three or lour carpenters were observed
at work on  tlie  new  Methodist church;
Upon enquiry it was learned that the
contract to complete the Ftructure has
been awarded :o Mr. James Carthew of
Union.
Last Thursday Mrs. A. Lindsay gave
a Tea Fight al Hotel Cumberland from
3 to 5 p. m. There 15 ladies present.
What a "tea" is everybody knows, but a
"tea- fight'1! that got us.
In desperation we asked the lhe queued
'servant, who at lirst appeared very stupid but at last a ray ol intelligence lit up
his tallow visage as he replied, No pulle
hair, but muOhco lall-ec.
A well dressed person is distinguisded
urinciiully bj ihe quality of his foot*wear
It is therefore a mailer of public interest
lhat a heavy cun sign metd of J I) King's
celebrated shoes bas just been reccivtd
by McKim & Sons.
J. Abrams' tailoring deparinicnt has
work enough lo keep the present force
busy for the next two months He has
sent below for two m >re workmen.
Mr. Robert Vass has been suffering
for some time from iiiilainalion of il-.e
lungs, but is now mending under lhe
skillful care of Ur Lawrence.
Now is your time to get a first class
soil made to order and a perfect fit guar*
anluej.
Just received at the Union Clothing
Store a large and well selected stock of
English Cloths for suitings, Why send
east for your clothing, wlieh you can do
heller at home?
As the Tailoring Department is under
the able management of D. McLeod we
will guarantee every suit wc turn out a
perfect fit, or no sale.
We also have in stock a fine line of
Gent's furnishings, "Hoots and Shoes,
Hats. Ilhinkets in fact everything that Is
required in a first class furnishing slore,
(iive us a call and be convinced you can
I do as well with us as with auy other
house.
James Abrams.
Latest by Wire.
The football game between Victoria
and Nanaimo resulted in a draw.
A lady in Vancouver last week woo a
prise of $3750 in the Utile Louisiana Lot
tcry.
Two   freight trains collided Monday
morning near Freemont, Ohio    The engineers and firemen were killed out right.
Mr. George Ror of Nanflimi broth'r
of John Li Roe, postmaster of Union hai
received lhe appointment of customs officer for Comox district.
Tbe Solvation armv barracks at Vancouver opened vesterdnv with the usual
imposing opening ceremonies.
Then- is now no further hope of the
F--telle or any of its crew. Haslam has
returned from hi**- crui-e for it and left
Saturday for San Francisco,
Monday, Feb. 12.��� He.iv tale in Kngland blowing down chimneys, church
spire1-, nnd buildings. A largo number
of persons killed and many injured.
The new Presbyterian church, Nanaimo formally opened and dedicated yesterday. There was an immense crowd.
The church building is by far the finest
structure of its kinc north of Victoria.
Tke steamer Miowera is' nut of dry
dock and is expected to reach Union by
TuestJaV to take on a load of coal for
New Castle 011-Tyne, England. She will
then be lengthened and Improved.
. W. H. S, Perkins of Nanaimo is giving
up the dry goods business, and going in*
into the general commission business
His stock of gents furnishing goods will
be sold at auction this Monday evening
Pari*-., !2th Feb.��� A mi-rceant threw a
bomb into the carte nf the Kntel Terminus at the St. Lazar.*:it wav station this eve
nine. The bonib exploded in the middle
ofthe room 20 persons being wounded.
A Victoria dispath says tlt.it thc str.
Alert specially chartered hv Capt. Chris*
tensen left Victoria iod.iv to search all
the ccast fnr the b"diet lost by the dis-
truction of the str. Esfelle.
The estimates were presented in the
House Monday afternoon. They give
.fij.ooo for a Court House at Nanaimo.
This is a starter, and not considered sufficient to cover the cost of the construction of (he building. Fora new school
house at South Nanaimo, $800 is given,
Victoria, Feb. 13th 1894.
To Weekly News, Courtenay,
Comox  $15,000, including $5,000 for
the long bridge.
Joseph Hunter.
Victoria, Feb. 13,1894.
Andrew McKnight, Union;
Principal and two assistants for Union
school next year.-  School house addition
."6800, and tor jail at Union, $1,000.
Joseph Hunter
Denman and Hornby.
The wharf here is in need of repair,"
owing to the ravages of ihe sea-worms.
Many ofthe piles have dropped out. Tlie
approach in several places has sunk.
Unless some ihing be done soon ihe
wharf will not sland ihc haifi--, beside*
makim* it dangerous to life.
It is booed that our local member will
not overlook tins mailer.
Tired of single blessedness and believing that marriage ir not a failure, Mr.
.Leiyhton-ufCnmo*i was united m holy
matrimony to Miss Hai kit- of Uenman
last Wednesday. 'I he happy even- look
place at the re-idcncc.of Mr. McMillan,
Rev. Mr. Higgins did the splicing. The
couple left far Victoria on FrUln/s boat
and their many friends wish ihem a long
happy life.
There have been several cases of sick*
ness--'on Denman lately, Mi.-s Smith,
teacher,, being unable to* a (lent, to her
duties, the sclfool is temporally closed.
Several individuals interested in thc
new hall arc making arrangements to
have a grand masquerade lull iu Co-
mox on the 21st Feb, Admission for
each is $1. The proceeds will go to the
benefit of ibe half.
Surpri.se pany at Mr. Wm. Cheney's
last week.    Ii a was pleasant affair.
Midwinter Fair.
Fnm (nirOwn Correspondent.
The Ca'ifonia Midwinter International
Exposition is now in full *--.- ing, thousands
upon ihousant's being thereon Saturday,
lhe formal opening day.   Everything was
bustle andconfusii.il, some of the exhibits being still put  in  their place.    Your
concsj-ondent proceeded to ''do" the affair in Iris own style.    First, he guessed
ai ibe height of the fence; then he guessed it whs n Utile loo high, so he turned
gentleman   and   walked in.   The first
building he siuak wns ihc Southern California building, which had ihis notice flyer the door:--Free.   He went in.   The
display of fruit made his mouih water;
and the notice on (Very d.Bp'ay had a
tendency to make his eve follow suit.
They   read "dn not handle the fitih'.
Next he visied the 'Forty-nine Mining
("amp, I ut not being very well pleased
be soon left.   One thing he noticed was
that the  constable shot  ihe  same  man
every  tii'ne he fired.   The  Mechanical
building in i!e a goqd show, and so did
the Horticultural and Agricultural building*-, but in vi ur correspondent s humble
opinion the Fine Ans made a very poor
showing indeed; not many Huntings except of ladies,    rrobably.it l-m'l   finished
. yet.   Then the ivritcV "did" the Scenic
[ "Kailway.    li "as all that could be desir-
od. as far as speed wns concerned, at an)
I rale.   The Electric Tower and Fountain
; w* r * iim inplr-ie.   The -miy exhibits from
i liritish Columbia seen were Wellington
j and N.ni limo coal.   Thc block ofthe lat
I  ter was exceedingly f-ne being nt leist 7ft
1  high.    Canada made a vere goo 1 show-
j  Ing of misccllnntoits articles,    It was im*
!  possib'c to get over more 4;round until it
! became too d.uk lo easily distinguish ob-
| jects,*nnd then a wiilt followed for the
I  promised    fire  .works��� one-hour, 1*0
: hour-and **ct no sign.   Ih another half
I hour a''terrif*c explosion was."heard and
\ -thn. the nighi was illuminated  with  the
: grandest display ever seen on this const,
ll was dazzling in hs bril'iam y and beau-
! ty and a fitting close of the opening day
j ofthe great fair.
I      ��������� American Traveler.
Local Brevities
Mr. Joseph Grieve has moved his family down to the house formerly occupied
by Waiter I'iercy.
Miss Mabel Smith has been compelled
for the present to discontinue her school
at Penman Uland, owing to ill health.
Mr. John Piercy was chairman of ibe
Cheney temperance meeting at Courtenay last Wednesday evening.
Mr. Alex. Urquhart, wife ai.d mother
wen to Victoria by the Joan last Wednesday.
It is rumoured that a calico ball is io
be tie event of ihe coming spring. It is
a secret yet though.
Mr. (ieo. Ford, postmaster at Hornby
Island, brouht over ten sheep last Wednesday fur A. C. Fulton, the butcher.
Capt. D. Urquhart of Victoria is reported to be quite ill, and his relatives
here aru somewhat alarmed about his con
dition.
Mr. J. Nelson of Toronto gave us a
call last Thursday. He is in the Soda
Feiinta'ii business
Miss Isabella Cathcart of Victoria has
been engaged as teacher of the Comnx
sclio.il. She came up last Wednesday
on '.he str. Joan.
The reports from Kingcome Inlet aie
said to be highly favorable. The winter
there has been everything that could be
desired.
The trustees of Puntlcdge school are
making an effort 10 have the school enlarged to accommodate the increasing
attendance.
The Good Templars have placed a
large hanging lamp in their hall which
wid be a great convenience to the various
lodges that meet there.
Messrs George Grieves Si Sons have
added a portable sawmill to their stock
of machinery. They have a good deal of
enterprise.
Dan. McAllister has again returned
to this district which he considers about
the best place on the continent. He is
engaged to work for K. (Irani & Co.
Persons in Union wishing to attend
the great masquerade ball at Comox on
the 2ist can get tickets of Mr. H. P. Collis of the Union --tore.
The regular annual meeting of [tie
Presbyterian church will be held Friday
evening al the Old School-house, Sandwick. There will be refreshments and
a social ,
The Executive Committee of the Public Lib>aryacknowledge with thanks the
receipt of $1.50 irom Mr. Robert Duncan
lo be used m the purchase of books, fie
seis an example wo, thy of being followed
Win. Cheney of Denman Island was
over Wednesday lasl and lectured at the
bclioql house, at Courienay on Temperance. His'soul bdr.ed with righteous indignation against tiu rumseller whom he
considered the author ol all our hoc.
On llie 20th inst, the Knglish Church
congregation intend having a social at
the Templar's Hail. All whu attend
church are cordially Invited to be present
a oil help to make u.e event ail enjoyable
one.
S. Chile's sleigli has been in course of
construction (ui about threejears, having
been done during spare moments when
not eugi ged in other numerous, onerous
duties. It is a daisy! Mr. H. Stewart
has been engaged tu give it .1 coat of huh
and plaster when 11 win be deemed complete.
For Sale.
My farm of 113 acres, wiih  coal  right,
alhO .-tuck and (arm implements.
James Clark.
Comox, B.C.
Costumes.
Costumes for both ladies and gentle*
ltie'11 Can be rented lor the masquerade
ball, .11 the reduced price of .$2.50 each.
tickets fur ine bail are 10 be had uf
Mr. H, IL Coins at the Union store. Let
atl go and make the afiatr a success, as
ihe proceeds are in aid of a hall building
tor uui Denman Island friends,
Estray.
A light red calf with piece cut out
bultoin of lower part nf left year, and
ol right ear has slaved upon my prem
The owner is required to pay expense
its Keep und cost of this notice, and
move the said animal on ar before a
clock cf Saturday, Feb. 17th 1804, a
p, m, or it will ke sold at that hour
public auction to defray expenses.
Feb. 7th. 1894.
Adam McKclvc*
of
lop
Mucchnmp-Curran.
On S.iiurd.iy the loth inst. at   5  p. m.
at the    English   church,   Mr.   Kmci-on
Muschamp  wus  united   in  marriage   to
Miss Alice Cumin by the Kev. J. X. WU*
lemur.
I      In the evening ihc event  was eclcbrn*
. ted at the Elk Hotel whero the married
I couple  were   slaying.    Invitations weie
issued to the more intimate friends, and
although ihc weather was inclement, a
luge party nssemble.il, who kept merry
with (lancing and other forms of nmusc-
Incnt until il-.e night was well nigh spent.
An elegant lepast was  provided   worthy
of the occasion.
The News extends its bearlv congratu
la tion s.
Great Masquerade Ball,
on  the
Evening of Febmaryai, 1894, at the
Kniohts of Pythias Hall, Comox,
Admission foi-each  person, including
refreshments, one dollar."
'Masks will be removed al midnight.
As many as possible are earnestly requested to appear iu cosuimc
'Costumes'for gentlemen may be ob��
Ipiiied at the Union Store, Union Mines
Proceeds in aid of Public  Hall, Den
man Island. AGR.10ULTnH.AI-.
fishin' for Love.
Tha gala thoy kop' a-htt-itlta* tha folier- crost
the tloor,
Tell they waialmott winded, bal there wasn't
umnv inurii
T' pun i ruhiii' (I'n'ii thara places, with nbus-
Hi* 'n 11 ahovo,
V when) iny Besite stood .vtl..h In', aVRshlnV-itifl
si*il, for love.
X whon nt Last they collared mo, 1 fait a -*t**ak
o' he.it
Striki* mi- 'twist tho eyebrows,'�� y * hum nla1
t' my fuot;
,N I bt-eatnodn Ilttlo prayer, that I know 'us
hoard ii'-nvo.
Tha* i wonldn'l ho turned a
fishin' for lovo.
'N when tho foliar by hor went a-grinnln' t' his
sent.
1 never knowed a mlnnll that 1 f"lt ui ha'f as
sweet,
A- whoa i leaned an' whlsperott, whilu the
rii-ibludwlthaslovo.
"1 ��� mvllosalo darlin' tuhin',stllla fl-ilihi*,8Wot*t,
for lovi'C
N now w,ii*ii1i*.i-k''ia*ar30pln>l 'n tin stirs'ro
shlnln' bright,
1 catch niy-i'tf a-droamin' "' th.* swootno-u o'
Ui.it night.:
N i Room i" in*;ir a mc-imge, eomo a>drlftin'
fnnti above,
That n,i".i'**-i up thoro wnltln', 'nuil-liii.' for
iy, 'i* Q wsle n-
other-i. Experiment a little. Try sixty-
two dt-^roos, ihon aixty-four degrees. If
sixty.four d��g|$tt beings the buttor ten
minutes aooner than sixty-two decrees, and
it is juat aa good, thoro is no earthly uao of
churning that extra ten minutes, I have
churned at sixty-si** dei*rce3 and had tho
butter come bard nnd lino. Always temper the wilier used iu washing the butter in
eold weather.   It  will oave much  annoy*
HlOt) in drawing nil' thc water if a barrel
L-liurn U uaed when tho water is at sixty*
two degree! Fahrenheit, Colder than thia
causes the butter particles to mix with the
water in tho uhuru, and ao interferes with
ita free separation from the butter. Salt
MSilU in the separation. Always add a
handful or two to the contents of the churn
before drawlnn off tho buttermilk.
It is moro ilillicult to mako a prime article of halter in winter than in summer.
Mure oare Is required In feeding the eows,
and more iu handling tho cream to secure
tha right llavor. Nothing is more insipid
I than white, tallowy-looking butter, for ap-
poaranoes do have something to da wilh
tlm taste. But at no time oi tho year can
moro finely Havered butter be made than
in the winter, and by the aid nf butler
color it is ai tempting to the eyo as to thc
palate.
\ SEA OF REINDEER,
What a Canadian Explorer Baff on the
Barren (Jiounda-
A Olgan and Convenient Pumo PliUForm.
m While travelling among the farmers writo1*1
.1. I,. ToWShond. I have observed tii.it lho*��
who tnko papers and magiulnoi are alway8
malt ng snmoihhig lo lesson labor and make
homo   iii'iro a'.������������".������'���.      V   w Li-s, wake
IMPROVED I'l.'MI* PLATFORM.
neighbor lias just fitted up his pump plat.
form in a convenient way, as seen iu the
ongrivlng. A gal van Uud iron pan fifteen
inches aorosa nnd eight inches deep, of a
noun-circular flhftjlt-   so   as    to    fit   snugly
against tho pump, with an inch pipe to
convoy the wator, is placed directly under
the ."pout. Into this pin all Hie drippinga
an*! water that slops over fall, and are conveyed by the pipe lo a (lower garden whero
110 ground is irrigate I, hy filling a small
trough into which the pipe empties to saw*
the supply for the ditches, Behind tho
jump a trapdoor, fitted with strap hinges
and a hasp, staple aud padlock, open** into
a uou veil lout rerjoptaole in which bu'ter,
cream, vogelablos io be warmed over, aad
meals can he kept quite us well as in a
refrigerator, und without lho expense for
fee. The platform ii made of framework
nt two hy *-i\ inch joists, with a lloor of
matched flooring nailed on both aides, the
In tor veiling space lolug tilled wiih olean
sawdust, This keep* out frost iu winter
and ho.it in summer, and with the provision
fm-carrying oil' the drippings, it ia alway
olefin and healthful.
Butter Hiltiiiicin Cull Weather-
Many p*trsoiis havo a decided preference
for " grain'' buttor, or that mado while the
cows are at pasture, writes hllti Kockwnod,
claiming that it haa a superior flavor, uud
esteeming that mado in June und September or Ootober beyond that made at any
other tunc oi the yoar. Thia presumed
superiority i-1, I think, largely governed by
ci ten instances. If the cows are kept upon
dry feed alone iu winter, and are long in
la.-lution, or perhaps some of them farrow,
the butter will naturally   bo lacking iu the
Temporary Shelter for Stock*
A very cheap uu 1 warm shelter may ho
made hy setting posts firmly in tho ground
and covering with a roof of polos or long
rails. Ovor this Uy a covering ot straw or
coarse hay. Cover this with a few poles or
hoards lo hold the straw tn position, -"icl
other posts two feet outward from the first
ones. Who a few poles to each sot, filling
in the spaces with atraw firmly crowded
into position. Hy having a door a'- ono
sido the result will hn as warm a loom as
can ho made from hoards and straw in a
barn baaement. For shedding rain properly,
make ono side throe or four feet higher than
the other, or make it level, putting a load
of straw on top in tho form of a pyramid to
shed the rain. While this and olher forms
of temporary shelter are cheap and require
no direct outlay for material, yet rather
thiui follow up thoir ooas truo tion year
aftor year ft permanent structure of wood
should he erected, This t-hmild be built iu
a substantial manner., making the foundations solid, and nailing each pieoo thinly in
position, The roof should bu not losa than
a quarter pitch, and, if possible, obtain nil
hoards a year in advance that they may
become properly seasoned. If convenient
plane the surfuee r.f thc hoards to he exposed to the weather, and by giving them a
coat of paint tho general uppoaraneo of the
premises is improved and the durability
prolonged. Not infrequently a farmer who
has usurplus of grain and coarse fodder
can gaiu moro money iu feeding it on the
farm than in sellinglt, thus needing additional room, which is readily provided hy
temporary shelter.
A Oheap and Effootiva flood Gato-
In sectiona where streams abound, tho
flood gate i*j quite aa important as any
othor division fence or gate, and thoso that
havo experienced moro or less trouhlo with
other forms of flood gates will find tho one
shown in tho illustration to be cheap, nub-
rich, nutty flavor which   ia always lo   be
found iu the gilt-edged article,
Grass is the moat perfect f-.oil for tho
production of finely-flavored butter, yet
some persons object to tho flavor of that
made when the cowa ure first turned into
rank, luxuriant pasture in early spring,
claiming that it has a " cowy" flavor that
is objectionable. All thoso features are
largely under tlm control of the dairyman
or woman. If in winter tho eows are fed
upon siluge that is clean und sweot, with
plenty of grain, or, Inciting the silage.
either well-cured, green cut clover, or corn
stalks that have not been exposed to tho
weather until ull the goodness ia bleached
out of them, and if in addition to thoi
generous feeding of bran, linseed meal and
a goodly proportion of corn meal arc sup
plied, the butter will not be lacking in
llavor, especially if there is a new milker
occasionally along through the winter, tine
new milch cow wiil improve tho flavor of
all the butter from a sin ,11 herd.
For my own part 1 prefer winter-made
butter to that mado in autumn and "packed down" for use after it ia two or three
months old, Mutter ought to be citen as
soon as pos-ublc after it is made. It gains
nothing by being kept more than a few
weeks, and loses much in delicacy of flavor
by such treatment under oven the beat of
conditions, Uuttor makers should discourage customers from the practice of laying iu a supply in the fall for the enauing
winter. Toll thom you can make just as
fine buttor in dauuary as in October, and
then do so. Always uso sufficient butter
color to give a good shade of yellow, but
do not overdo the matter. Let the tint
bo too light wisher than too dark. Much
depends upon tho cows and their food aa to
how much will ho required to get just the
right shade. Jeraeva and Guernseys need
leaa butter color than other breeds. A lit*
tlo experience will decide tho matter* Aim
to have the butter alwayB tho same shade
of yellow from full to spring. Cowa fed
upou rich, nutritious food, with plenty of
corn meal ami yellow carrots, will make
more highly colored butter than if fed ou
poor hay, or if they are obliged to make it
out of tho straw stack,
Ripening of the cream decides largely lho
llavor ot lho butter in winter also. If tho
cream is rained in psns.it oftentimes is kept
ut u temperature loo low for the milk to
sour, and the. cream becomes bitter. Very
fow farmhouioB are arranged with a suitable place to keep milk in winter. It
should he so warm thut if tho milk is iu
pans it- will ho slightly sour in thirty-six
hours, when il should be skimmed. It
should also be kept entirely apart from the
kitchen ami the odors that aru an inevitable incident ot it during cold weather
when doors and windows arc shut. If tho
milk he set in a creamer, itis best to have it
away from any warmth. The colder the better
no that the milk doeB not actually freeze.
If it is not eold OUOUgh to freeze thu water
in tho creamer, ice mutt he kept in it the
samo aa iu summer if tho milk stands but
twelve houra. If it stinds twenty-four
hours without being drawn olf it is nob so
important to keep ice in the wator. Ripening the cream from tho dcop selling or
creamer plan is more difficult iu winter,
because it muat bo warmed to a certain
temperature in order to sour. About sixty
or sixty-five degrees will ripen it in twenty-
four hours. If the quantity of cream lo ho
churned is not. large it muy be ripened by
netting the pail or other vessel containing
ib on bho reservoir of the kitchen stove,
keeping it i:urefii ly covered to exclude
od-is. A quantity of buttermilk from the
churning each time put into the cream for
tho next churning acts as a "starter," and
assists iu the souring or ripening process, or
a pail of oreatl) may he soured by keeping it
Warm, then tiie sweet cream added lo it
eaoh time, and woll stirred.
Tho proper temperai ro at which the
cream should be churned is a debatable
question, .Some butter ma! o s claim that
it should never go above sixty-two degrees,
others allowing sixty-five doaress, Different herds of oows require different rules of j
openition.    Home cows will muku solid bu
AN  JSBXt'BSStVB FARM WATKIt GATE.
atantial and self-regulating, and not liahl
to he swept away by heavy freshots. Tho
supporting part ia two or three strands of
No. 8 or !) annealed wiro twia',cd together
and suspended from posts or trees about
one foot above high water mark. Three
two-inch strips of sullicient length to reach
to within eight or ten inches of the bed
of the stream, are nailed four inches apart
to a atrip of board and suspended by two
wires to the overhanging wire, If desirod
four or five strips may be nailed to form
oue section, using enough sections to span
the stream, It is plain that in low wator
the sections will stand perpendicular,
while, as tho water risoe, tho lower end
conforms to tho rise and fall of tho stream.
Flood wood or otherobuructiona are allowed
to pass uninterrupted, T-vfst the upper
end of ull the Bhort suspension wires firmly
around tho main wire, lhat the sections
may nut move endwise, or connect ull the
sections together at thc top with short
pieces of wire that will retain thom iu
position yet allow the sectiona to move
down stream during the high water of the
rainy season.
Soma   Dairy  Pointers*
Feed the cows as regularly as you milk
thom.
When lho froat glitters in tho stable the
cows will be pom-   before the   springtime.
Beware of big horns anil a fleshy udder on
a milch cow; they aro bad points.
If you want to mako the straw stack
benefit thu cow, put some of it under hor
for bedding.
Let the cow frialc in tin op*3ii air ono in
a while; cnutinuoua stable life is not good
for hor.
Hay green in color and sweet in tasto ia
thu only quality that is fitted for a cow in
milk to eat,
llaauty or color does not mako the worth
of tho cow, hub tho amount of milk alio
yields and its   quality measure   her value.
It is no easy task to make winter dairying pay, and you mint dopond more on
brains than bran   to have it return   profit,
Do not kick the low booanso you Hro
angry! Kn and kick tho barn door or the
mi I king Stool inst o id until you recover
your senses. A few lessons will break ymi
of the kicking habit.
The dairyman who permits his corn
fodder to got partly rino or frost-bitten
before he cnti it up ifl the same man who
never gets around to do his haying until the
grass is mature,
A nervous cow is preferable to a stolid
one, Tho chances are lhat she would
give more ami better milk than hor dull,
mopish Mister. Thero aro degrees ol
menial development even among eows.
Intelligence often accompanies profitableness as a milk yiclder.
When a farmer lakes a cow or steer to
market, unless tho creature is a gentle
leader, the most easy and humano way is
lo transport the animal in a rack on a
Wagon, llow often do wc see obslinate or
timid cows being cruelly beaten on a
country road by butchers or farm hands,
becauso they will not lead or drive welt,
The cruel bruising injures the meat, nud
taints even lhe milk.
(ir at a much   higher   temperature   than | rate? I"
Ma-ht in His Line
The Police Court reporter, who had beoi
culled upon in thu absence of the regulai
Society reporter to go to a wedding ami do.
scribe ib to the best of his ability, had just
returned, and was si niggling wiih Ida notes
pertaining to tho bride's toilot.
"She was attired," ho wrote, "in p. dress
that had a business running in a gorgeous
loop down in front, then up round tho
Waist, over tho shoulders and had big
wrinkled alceVOS mude of elolli that looker]
as if it hud boon Rouged out of somo Hon
material ofa bright oroam colour, dappled
with iron grey."
" Is that tho way yon are going to do it
up ':'' inquired tho spurting editor, looking
over bisslioulder al the manuscript.
" Why not?" fiercely retorted the Police
Court reporter,    "Fin doing this on apaco
An Exlraor.ilnary .lonniey Mado by Two
llri-ther-s-HOI) lilies Ttirouicli nu
known Territory-it 1-r-rlluuM (HID-Mlle
Canoe Voyage on Hiuliim Ray.
Two members oi the .Dominion Civil
Service have just completed a journey that,
will bo historical. It vauka in interest and
in peril with tho greatest explorations that
have been made in this or any othor coun
try. The young men who made the trip are
.1. II. Tyrrell, at.d ,1. W. Tyrrell, sons of
tlio veteran resident o: tho village of Weston. Tho former is a geologist and tho hit
ter a surveyor in thc employ of tho Domin
ion Government, One morning last week
tiie two explorers reached Toronto, and to
a number of Interested listeners doe related
a few interesting details of his memorable
trip through the Barron Lands- doe is a
graduate of Toronto University and ia well
known In Toronlo. He loomed up in a
blanket coat, multbcolni-ud scarf, moccasins
and other Indian paraphernalia. His face
was as brown aa a berry.    Aftor so many
months' lifo in tho open air the alt of a house
or office feels suffocating to him,aud yesler
day iu the steam heated atmosphere of the
newspaper ollico he thought
UK tlAI> LOST ItlS IIHRATII
on two or three occasions, but by coughing
ami makiuga mechanical gasp ho waa re
assured that his breathing apparatus wna
all right.
Mr. Tyrrell tella his story somewhat as
follows, (hi May-iii last our parly left the
end of the railway track at Kdmnntou and
journeyed hy team to Athabasca Landing,
ou the Athabasca Kiver, Our party con
siatod ot myaolf and brother and three
Iroquois Indians from Caughnawaga, near
Montreal, au I three natives of tho Saskatchewan district. We took with us three
large I'otorbnrocaiK'es, each with a carrying
capacity of about 1S(XJ pounds, At the
Landing wo launched our canoes and paddled down to Lake Athabasca. Here wi
bade adieu to whito men and civilization.
We traveled along the north shore of the
lake for about 2< in milea and then ascended
tho Itlack River to Black Lake. From
hero wo got over tho height of land by
numerous portages ami came upon a rivor
the wator of which flows northward. We
determined to follow thia river, but
were quite ignorant whether it flowed into
the
AW .'Til* OCEAN OR INTO HUDSON HAY.
It turned out that wo were on a stream
that after a course of somo SOO miles found
its way into the weat side of Hudson ltay at
Chesterfield Inlet. This stream expandr
here and there into lakes and at other points
assumes tho shape of rapids, none of which,
however, aro very formidable. There aro
no waterfalls along its entire length. It
emptieB into the western end of Chesterfield
Inlet. Indeed, the latter is hut an expansion of tho river ut its mouth. Wo reached
tho Inlet about Sept. I, On our trip to
Hudson Bay we journeyed through SIM
milea of entirely new country. No white
man had ever crossed that region bofore,
and there is uo record or report of any
Indian having done it either. The knowledge that the Indians have of tills unknown
region ia entirely mythical, aa I learned
from experience.
Until we got to Chesterfield Inlet we had
plenty to oat and lived fairly well,although
wc suffered a good deal from want of wood
and from exposure to violent raina. Our
staple diet was reindeer steak. We shot
reindeer almost every day. The country
is just full of theso animals. You wilt
hardly believe me wheu I tell you on one
occasion I saw
A VBRITABLB SKA   OP   ItEIN'DRBR.
I should estimate there wero several
hundred thousand in that herd. It was
one of tho greatest sights over witnossed.
I had an unobstructed viow for tliroo miles,
and the whole tract was covered wiih reindeer. When seen singly wo had to shoot
them at from two to tnree hundred yards.
in hords wo could got up to
within ono hundred yards. The ground
is always frozen in this country,
except a fow inches ou the surface in
summer. The grass thaws out during this
season nnd tho deer live on it, In winter
they subsist on iuobs. Reindeer steak is as
lino an article of diet aa is going.
Thoro is absolutely no wood iu these
Barren Grounds. It looks liko ordinary
prairie land with boulders protruding hero
and thoro, but ib appears to be mostly ruck
underneath. It is good for nothing except
for tho minerals contained in tho rocks.
There are eviilenccs of the richer minerals
in different parts of tho country.
Chesterfield Inlet we found to boa lung
deep fiord. There was no sign of ieo in the
inlet till alnut tho middle of Soptem'
We stayed two weeks in and around the
Inlet, It was uow getting lute in the soason, and we had to take a speedy departure
for Churchill Harbor, which is aomo 000
miles south of CheBterfioId Inlet, on tin
Hudson Bay, It was in making this trip
lown  the Bay that we
BXPBRIENOBD OUR DRBATBST HARDSHIPS,
Our objective point was Churchill, not)
milts south of Chesterfield Inlet, Wc left
about the middle of September and reached
Churchill Oct. Iff. You can imagine tho
discomforts of a canoe voyage in October
along Lake Ontario. >lust multiply those
discomforts by a protty largo nu in ber nnd
you will get au idea of our canoe trip on the
open sea. First of all, whon we loft Chesterfield we had provisions for about eight
or ten days only,consisting of tlricd reindeer
moat, bacon and a little flour. Then the
cold was intense,
TUB BKY WAS OONSTASTLV 0VRR0A8T
anddreur. Wo hardly oversaw the sun
and the winds wero adverse all the timo.
Shortly after leaving the Inlet we encountered the equinoctial gales and had to lie
up for sevend days. 1 he tides bothered us
a great deal, nnd the lack of wooil to cook
our provisions waa most annoying, Tho
tides rise from II to IH foot, and in some
phi.res run four or live miles in on the low
land, rendering our progress slow and irritating. The biggest run we ever made was
,r> miles in ono itay, and the longost period
wo wero stormbound was onoe when wo
could not get out to aea for fivo daya, On
ono occasion wu were out two days wit limit,
being   ablo to  laud.    Three weeks before
reaching Churchill
nill ItATIONS   Ill-UAN TJ   IIIVK OUT
out primarily m a missionary to the Eaoul
moa, H*-now ministers to the Indians, HU
wife and daughter compose tho family. He
is a young maa and has been at Churchill
since I SSI). Well, it was heavenly to fall
in with audi a kindly man after the misery
of the preceding three weeks. Mr. Loft
house and his family did everything possible to make it pleasant for us. You may
imagine how run down wo were when I
i"ll you I have gained 40 pounds since I
left Churchill. We had already abandoned
cur canoes. The rest of our journey was
made on foot with the assistance of doe
teams. On Nov. 0 we left Churchill ami
walked to Vork Factory. We were delayed ton days en route wailing for lhe Nelson
River to freeze ovor. The distanc-3
covered between Churchill anil York Factory was 201) miles. Wo remained there
four days and got another dog team (for
cairying our blankets aud outfit) and started for Oxford House, which is 200 miles
southeast of York Factory, reaching that
point after l'l days' walking. Here we remained a few days and set out for Norway Houao. Reaching tho latter placo we
obtained all the dogs wo required. Wo
now took sullicient to carry ourselves as
well ua our supplies to Selkirk, which plnco
we reached ou New Year's Day, Thcnco
wo took train for Winnipeg.
During our journey from Churchill to
Selkirk tho weather was extremely cold.
The thermometer was generally away down
NEAR 40 DRORKBH UEI.UW XBttO,
Bub thu cold didn't bother us much here,
We slept every night in lho open, wrapped
tightly in rabbit blankets and close to afire
which lusted for three or four hours after
wo fell asleep.
During tho wholo trip wo woro Ksqiiimo
clothing, which is made of reindeer skin
with the hair OUtvldft. We made no attempt
to wash ourselves during the greater part of
the trip, 1 tried washing my bunds and
faeo, but tho cold water and tho wind produced blisters as big as acorns. I gave it
up, and nover washed myself for two mouths
at a time,
Our greatest inconvenience was
THE LACK OK WOOD.
For about threo mouths we could get nl
most nothing to couk our meals with, and u
great deal of our food was eaten raw. This
inability to get fuel, coupled with driving
rainstorms suchaa you never saw hero, rendered our plight rather miserable on many
an occasion.
The total distance covered by tho party,
from Athabasca Landing to Churchill, with
canoes waa 2,200 miles, and from Churchill
to Winnipeg on foot and by dog team.about
1,000 miles, Of lho 2.20Q miles 850 was
through an entirely new country never b:
foro traveled by whito men.
Mr, Tyrrell haa made eleven different
exploratory expeditions, but this over the
great Barren ' I rounds was by far the moat
adventurous uf ull.
A BES0N ABLE SMILES.
Thc popular pianist finds little difficulty
in realizing on his notes of hand,
Miss Budd������* What kind of a man do
yoii liko ?" Miss Soreleaf���" A real live
ono,"
A Hindustani work on muslo says that
music is thc painfully acquired art of
speaking very loud iu a shrill voice."
Life," exclaimed the man who onjoys
b.dng a misanthrope, " is nothing but one
long struggls* for a chunk of ice or a lump
of coal."
Judge���" Hnvo you anything to oiler tho
court before sentence is passed V Prisoner
No, your Honor. My lawyer took my
last nickel,"
I don't believe those yarns about Flinders strikinar his wife, do you V " Not a
bit. He hasn't courage enough even to
strike an attitude."
Fweddy���-"What are tho advantages of
being mawwied, dealt boy?" Dunphore���
"It enables a fellow to get so well-acquaint
od with other fellows' wiveB."
Mamma (t.*. little Jimmy, who is saying
his prayers)������" Now Jimmy, ask Cod to
brim.* papa homoaafoly." Jimmy���" Pleaae
Dod, bring papa home on a safety."
Stiggles says he doesn't care for public
prominence and is content to live in a little
world of his own." "That's Stigglos all
over,    Everlastingly wanting the earth."
"Gna Liko a Cheshire Oat-"
Well, well I Didn't ever hear of a 'grin
liko a Cheshire cat ?' Why, you sec, a man
down in Cheshire had u cat which grinned
and grinned until there was nobbing left of
the cat bub the grin, just as aome scrofulous
people, who don't know of Dr. Pierce's
Ooldeii Medical Discovery, get a cough, and
cough until there is nothing left of them lo
uTi-t ft monument to but bhe cough,"
Tho " Golden Medical Discovery" is the
mosb effective, anti-bilious, anti-dyspeptic,
strength giving remedy extant. For weak
lungs, lingering cougha, spitting of blood,
scrofula, sores, pimples and ulcers, it is a
wonderful and ethcacious remedy.
Its manufacturers uuarantce. it to do all
that they claim, or money jb returned.
Dr. Pierce's  Pellets  cure  constipation,
Siles, sick headache, and indigestion, or
yspepsia,
Information Wanted.
Mrs. Outelaite���"John! Johul there are
burglars iu tho house 1"
Outelaite (who got home at 2 a.m. and
had to nsk a policeman to find the koyhule)
���"Say, M'rlar, just rim down an' ask 'em
how thoy got in, will you?"
and our aupply kept getting smaller and
smaller every day. The cold waa sotting
more severe every day and things looked
gloomy iu the extreme, On one occasion wo
shot a polar hear, all of which we ate except
thc skin aud bones. Wo also shot a fow
ducks out from shore. For five days wo
had h-irdly a bite to eat and for two days'
absolutely nothing. Between hunger and
eold we wero much reduced iu weiirht when
wo finally reached Churchill. During the
last day we wero on the water uno of the
men
HOT HIS PBKT KKW.KN.
Wo were then 30 miles from Churyliill.
Thc ice formed so nipidiy on bhe shore thut
we could proceed no further by canoe, ai.il
f Bent two of tho men whoso condition was
lho best forward to Churchill for relief.
They walked to this place and brought us
four dog teams nnd supplies. It wai on
Oct. Ill when wo reached Churchill. Orcat
wub the surprise of lho natives thereabouts
to sea peoplo coining into the settlement
from tho north.
\^ o romatned at Churchill nineteen days
to recuperate. I can toll ynu W0 wero a
pretty sick lot of men when we got there. I
myself was very weak and had to be carried j
into the place,
hit wi: rixi, into kind hanuh,
The Kev, Joseph Lofthouse is onoof the
dcceutoBtmon   that ever lived.    Ho is an
Kni'lidi Church clergyman, who was soul
A Question-
How can wo raiae more corn to thoachor-
Why, of courfjo by using Putnam's Corn
Extractor, Putna'n'B Painless Corn ICx-
traator has given universal satisfaction, for
it is aure, safe and painless. Like evory
article of real merit.it nasahost of imitators,
and we would specially warn tho public to
guard against those substitutes olfered for
tho genuine Putnam's Extractor, N. C.
Poison .V Co., proprietors, Kingston.
Proven by Her Own Words.
Fuddy ���"My wifo and I nover would havo
any trouhlo if sho would only ugroe with
mu instead of standing out on tho wrong
side, as she always does,"
Duildy���"Butsha declares that it is you
who ure always on the wrong side."
Fuddy���"thero! What did I tell you ?
Doesn't that prove just what I said?"
Take One free*
A pillow sham holder on the bed will save
the thrifty housewife much worry and
voxabion, Thero is only one first-olass holder
in the market. It is "The Tarhox," which
makes tho shams look the best, last tho
longest, and doe-uiot injure the hod. Drop
a post card to the Wilson Publishing Co.,
7*1 Adelaide west, Toronto, and you will be
ndvisod how to get a Tarbox sham holder
FREE.
Sot  Sufficiently Kealtstic
She���"The play wa3 excellent except for
ono thing."
Ho���"And what was that."
-She���"The time extends over threo
months and it shouldn't be more than a
week."
He���"I'd liko to know why ?"
She���"Why I Because the same servant
girl stays through it all."
A PETEHBORO' MIMOLE.
Brought Back Froui the  Brink
of the (-.raw.
t Yon ne Ctrl'* Win.i1.-rr.il Experirno��-
Sickly Fr��m Poor Months ����r l-ti* Her
Patent* l��i<l Sot Thluk S!.-* YVonlil Live
a Neath-Hew a I'irt ure or Health���A
Mnrvf-iious Wise,
From th e Peterboro* Examiner.
To he dragged to the edgo of the grave
in ihc grasp or dread disease ia an experience that comes once to all, hut to contemplate cntoiin? the grave aud mingling with
its dual, to have, even in hope, bidden
goodbye to life aud all its sweetness, and
then to bu snatched from the brink of the
grave and to bu restored tc health, strength
and happiness, ia au experience thab few
enjoy. Wu hear and read of such cases so
welt attested, that doubt finds small space
for its oxercise, bub herebofore nn caso has,
until now, com-) under our notice in Peterborough with Biich directness as to "mako
aasuranco doubly sure.1' Such a case, however, exists.
Many persons have heard of the illness
of Mti-s Amelia Ringer, who Uvea with her
parents ab 111 Parnell Bbrcet. Sho was
brought down to tho very gales of death
and was restored to perfect health wheu all
human aid Boomed to ho unavailing. Her
miraculous cure excited ho much comment
that a rcpreauutative of the Examiner waa
detailed to obtain ihe particulars, and the
result of tho Investigation io to verify the
reports that have been current. Ou calling
at Mr. Hangar's house lho reporter was mot
at tho door hy a bright-eyed, healthy look-
looking young gtrt, who readily consented to
givo the particulars of her illue-*s and cure.
She romarkod that her mother was absent
in Montreal ou a visit, and added with no
littio pride that she waa keophitf the house
and doing all the work, a thing that would
havu been impossible a year or so ngo, ns
she wun then so ill that instead of taking
care ot the house she neodo'l const ant alien-
tion herself,
" 1 have been Biukly from tho time I was
four months old," the aaid, " and as I grew
up, thu weakness and ill health becamo
more pronounced. My blood was said to
have turned wat-iry. I was weak, pale and
dull and could do nothing but suffer,
Nothing the doetoia did lor me was of any
use and I grew worse aud worse. Father
spent a farm on me, but it was of no avail,
and father nnd mother gavo ine up and
felt that 1 was going to die. I expected
to die myself. I had no blood, I was as
pule as a corpse and bo weak I could hardly
walk. My heart also gave mo very much
trouble and If I lifted my hands, my heart
would jump until I thought I would die.
About two years ago we heard of Dr. Will-
lams'Pink I'ills and got a box, but as they
did not seem to do mo much good I didn't
take any moro at tho time, but as I got
worse and the doctor could do nothing for
me I determined to try iho Pink Pilla once
more, this time I made up my mind that 1
would give them a fair trial, I got eight
boxes and before the third box was done
I felt better nnd my appetite was
better* I kept on taking the pills
until 1 had taken tho cit/lit boxes, ami all
tho time kept growing stronger and stronger. My color returned, my heart trouble
left ana my appetite wns belter thnn it had
ovor been beforo. Now I can do nny work
about the house, ami feel strong and woll all
tho time. It iaa great change since last
July when I could scarcely walk across tho
floor without falling. I believe Dr. Williams'
Pink Pilla saved mo from going to the
grave, aud I am very thankful I took
them."
There was no doubting thc honesty of her
conviction lhat Pink Pills saved her life.
A younger aiBter corroborated what was
eaid, remarking, "when Amelia was ro bad
Inst spring she wua so pale she was almost
green,and mother did not think sho would
livo a month."'
In evidence of lhe dangerously ill condition of Miss 1-Unger, a couple of neighbours were seen, vlrs. Tromblay said
the girl was vory ill, and hor friends did
not expect her to recover, and she had heon
cured by the w\e of Pink Pills, Another
lady present also bore testimony to tho
hopelessly ill condition of Miss Hanger, a
few months igo.
The remarkable and gratifying result!
following the use of Dr, Williams' Pink
Pills, in the case of Miss Ranger, show
lhat lhey are uueipialled as a blood builder
and nerve tonic. Iu the case of young
girls who are pale or sallow, listless,
troubled with a fluttering or palpitation of
the heart, wottlt anil easily tirud, uo time
should be lost in taking a course of Dr.
Williama' Pink Pills, which will speedily
enrich thc blood, and bring a rosy glow of
health to the cheeks, Theao pills are a positive cure for nil troubles arising from a
vitiated condition of the blood or a
shattered nervous system, such as locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus'
dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,
nervous headache, the after offects of la
grippe, that tired feeling resulting from
nervous prostration, ull diseases depending
upon humors in the blood, such as scrofula,
chronic erysipelas, etc. They are also a
specific for troublca peculiar to females,
such us suppressions, irregularities and alt
forma ol weakness. In tho caso of men
they olfect a radical cure in nil cases arising from mental worry, overwork, or excesses of whatever natu'-e.
Dr. William-,' Pink Pills are manufactured by the Dr. Williams' Medicine CoH
llrockville, Cnt., or Schenectady, N. Y,,
and aro 30I1I in boxea (never in looso form
by the dozen or hundred) at ISO cents a hox
or six boxes for $*V>0, and may be had of
all druggists or direct hy mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from cither
address. The price nt whioh theso pills
are sold makes a citirae of treatment inexpensive ;ib compared with other remedies
or medical treatment,
A. P. (J04.
      ������       ir   ������
A Poser-
Patrick McQuinn was brought up before
the justice in the morning and when asked
his oocupatiou by the clerk said he was a
sailor.
"A  Bailor!"  retorted tho judge.   "I
don't believe you were ever at sea iu your
life."
"Will," replied the disgusted Irishman,
"how does yer honour think I oamo over
from Oirelaud��� in a waggon ?"
Always on Titm.
To be always oiitiire, wibharecordof success such as has characterized the annual
reports of the Temperance & General Lit'o
Assurance Company, is to occupy a proud
position. It haa for some yeara been the
custom of thia company lo complete its
annual reports for the Government within
a fow houra after tha closo of the businesB
year, and the reports for ltt,)'i were sent
forward with tho usual promptness. These
reports, wa are told, show a record of sue*
ceqa in every important feature of tlio com.
pany'a business ahead of anything it haa
heretofore experienced. During tho past
year it had 1 080 applications for $2,080,000
of insurance. A considerable number of
thoso were not ou lives aecoptublo to the
company, and others failed to nnterhdizo
intopormaneutbusineM from vatinus onuses,
but, when the year closed, the company
had 074 policies, for $7-0,44-1 more iu force
than it had at it** commencement, and Ub
assets had increased by 80l.OS7.88, whioh
was a much larger amount than tho increase
in its liabilities. These items servo to
indicate that it will have a very satisfactory
report to present at its annual meeliin*,
which will take plaoe at an early dale.
'August
CY ^ theequeJof
forfyePilJfflptajjd
PefmanentCuife of
P&ins o.-*?d*2\clje$
Take care that your drafts on
your physical endurance don't come
back to you some day marked "no
\ funds.'   Take
SCOTT'S
EMULSION
OfPureCodUverOH&Hypophosphitei
A* increase your enerey and so make good
your account at thc bank of health.
IT CURES
CONSUMPTION, $CB0FUL4t
BRONCHITIS, COUGHS, COLDS
and all forms of Wasting Diseases,
A/most as Palatable as Milk, Be sure
you get the genuine as there are poor imitations.
Prepared onii by Seott A Bowne, Belleville,
rmammUmtmimtl^ewmme^KMmmme^e^mimtrttmmm
1,000,000
ACRES OF LAND
for aale by theSiiMTP.cr.
A Duluth Railroad
CowrANT In HiDDMOta. Send for Map, and circulars. They will bo sent to you
Perhaps you do not believe thesa
statements concerning Green's August Flower.   Well, we can't make
you.   We can't force conviction into your head or med-
Doubting      ieine   into   your
throat.  We don't
Thomas.       want to. The money
is yours,   and   tha
misery is yours; and until you are
willing to believe, and spend the one
for the relief of the other, they will
stay so.    John   H.   Foster,  1123
Hrown Street, Philadelphia, says:
" My wife is a little Scotch woman,
thirty years of age and ofa naturally
delicate disposition.   For five or six
years past she has heen suffering
from Dy.pepsia. She
���/omit .  became so bad at :ast
that she could not sit
Evory Moal. down to a meal but
she bad to vomit it
as soon as she bad eaten it. Two
bottles of your August Flower have
cured her, after many doctors failed.
Bhe can now eat anything, and enjoy
it; and as for Dyspepsia, she does uot
know thst s\\t- ever had it." ���*
1
AGENTS 1
Kntlt.1* ni��l .  -1-=-!.
*.,. .:il l'.n.a 8nl.��. i*��rnt. M-l Sn*
r.    ^���,r.v!l��Itc.mltrf.    KMTMll��I,tlttsn4-��
Tho High Speed Family Knitter
       -       wiil knit in pulMioeki jut
_ tiny. Will do all work r.nv
ptnlii clrc-ilnr kntitlni* iimclilnu
win do. ft-iim hotiieipun or fic-
lory yum. Tho moi*. prnctlcal
'���unlly Knitter nn tin- nurki't. A
ctiil'l enn opcrai-* It RtrontT,
Dnnblo, Blmplo, Raptd. Wn
Hiiiirim'-'i* evnry uiBChlna tn tin
Kisml work, ill-warn nf imlttulon*.
Au-juU wanted.   Wrlio (or par-
DuuiIbs Knitting Ma-'hlne Co. Pundu, Ontario,
Shafting
In Longeet
tinrths.
-���-"SU*.   pulleys
Any Styla Split.
CAST IRON AND STEEL, MAIN AND ORIP
WATEROUS, ���"-"������aSw
SKiJfS OF IIEAIiTII .   .
nro brtghtorofland clrtu-comploxloufrom
1 im ihu or Ur. SloounVfl OxygonIv-oil
Emulsion ol Pure Cod Liver Oil.
Krtfl** toliiljo, nmi a Groat Flot-ih Prortucor.
Ask ymir ilru-*k*i**t (or it, und tnko no
othor,
Manopaoturbd IIY
T A SLOCUM & CO,
Toronto.
KARAT GOLD PLATE.
inr* blaok after one daya
cun ba worn a Ufetlma
.   a  clock, bat   ibU-m
wind Rontleman'9   watcb,
opon face���a superior time
keeper. Affenta wanted.
Bond fifty cont*-, etampB,
AWroai      HOPEWELL CLARKE.
LandCom-ulsBiouer.Bt. Paul.MiUD,
Cillilfi. u :7liottrofttOi*l prop-ir.illon on
tltj.tilTll i     iwrth tor Bpocdy ami per-
URE ntanont cure of
 Catarrh In all its Stages.
Ono bottle will work  wnnders.    If your
ilruKK'*-t doiw not koop It audrostl,
PAC0 T. A. Slocum&Co,
 186 AdoUldoSt. W.. Toronto,
tho nni-ilo   to   your
no-wait express offlco
C. (>, 1>. for tlio bulance
f 3131,   All    -Biuraaa
Ch&r-fei PaW.fi* If you
vill rcml tlio full nmoiint
.tli vour ordor wo will hoikI
mail, aud a Kolld Rilver
Ohatn Vrce You onu raaka ft por itnyncht in
your own L''*,'*i '-s'lHu-* tl��:--o wntchiis.   AdilroEl
fe. B. MOWAY C; Co. TOBOMTO, Can.
Cures Consumption, Coughs, Croup, Hero
Throat. s->|.l by :-l| Ornu^Ents on a Giinr-mHe,
For a Lame Side, Had: or Cheot 3hi1oh'�� Porous
Plaster wilt give great i*:,tNfaciion,�����S Cents.
HJLQHVljCATARRH
' _Je^^REMEDY.
.rovnyouOitrirrtri* Tills Ilcmedywlllrollovo
bd4Cure you. PncofiOots. Tills Injeotorior
lt*i suira-ssfiil tri'utmcnt, free. ItoiDCiubcr,
tibllob'S Iteiiivdtoti uro gcM on uguarauuso.
A TTIiNTION-IFYOUAHEANAaKNT-
/V if you nre not nn ngOIlt, but would liko
to do 0110���If you want to mako monoy���sond
for our  illiiatnit'-d   li.-.l,      William   Jlrlggri,
publish'*!*, Toronlo,
N ewe Pain Cur*
Polsou'-- Nt-rviliiM* cures flatulence,chills,
aud spasms, Nerviliua cures vni-iuiu;*,
liiiirrliu*!, oholorfl,anddyBontery. Norvilino
cures liciiiluclip, sea sickness and summer
ci-iiiphunt. Nervilino ctirns neuralgia,,
toothache, lumbago, andsolatioA, Nerviline
cures 8]ir.iiii.H, hruisos, outs, fen. Fol-ioa'd
Nerviline is the heat remedy in the world,
and only coals 10 ami 2") cents to try it.
Kamplo and large bottles at any drug store.
Try Poison's Nerviliue.
LADIES,
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CMFOIIJD NMlltTU TEA
<��ivc-t IleuWIi* Strength & Itenii.y,
Cures all dlsonies and irroBiilarltloa pocullnr
In women. A*, ii'onio uo belt-'r ean be hail.
Toko It. Hiuuplo* fwo. Sold by all druggists
In 'J,i nontpiiukago-, or tiinlk-d to any luliln-fiH
on receipt uf priuo. T. A. SLOCUM & CO,
ISO Adelaide St. W., Toronto, Ont
HNftflri^AC'
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Evory Muslo Teacher in (V
nnda-should know whore Ihoy
can get their Music clicapo-it-
Wrltu us for tiutnlngtios; nlso
sample copy of the Canadian
Mt'siciAN, a live monthly
journal with 11.00 worth of
music tn ouch Issue.   *3>i to $U
��er duy mado by onnviv*ecrs.
eo premium Hat- Wo carry
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IE8Y0HCFST. TORONTf OUT
Have you
the Blues ?
Do you ovor not worn
out with bUHltiVKs iron-
bios or mental exhaustion l Do you over have
tbo bluest it you do
thero is nothing that will
refresh und ohpor you
liko airnod tumbler of St.
Loon Water. Its net ion
is directly on tho liver.
which isxpliiiiis Its cboer-
In-'and exhilarating cf-
feci. Kvery physician
of note rooommonds it.
Noxt tlmo you liavotliu
blues try it,
St. Leon IHiiml Water Co'y, III
llr.iinillri.- khiKSl w��� Tonralo
All ilrssislata, iiroc.ra  ami bnt.la.
RUPTURE.
DEFORMITY.
It pays nobody to speculate on trusses when ymi
aroruptured.   Many poo-
 pit* nre ruined for life by
t ruseofi Bold them (the reverse of what Is really
needed.)
���   Infiitiis nnd childrin cured in ii to H weeks.
Thousands of people have been curod hy my
truHsos,
���"-(���ml for lUii-dratcd book freo.
CHARLES CLUTHE.
134 Kin 5 stro jt West,    -   -   -   Toronto.
WHITE SWELLING.
Thin is to certify that
AIR. CHAS. CLUTIIK. of
IM King Street West, Toronto, completely aured mo
of white swelling in tbe
loft knoo In less than six
months. 1 was utile to attend to my business three
days after ho hud placed
tho machlnoon, (lhad been
conllned to my bed con-
siuiitly for four month*
previously,) Tho doctors
decided that nothing but
-imputation would save my
���ii i ���r lifo, but on May l.��th, imti.
A friend persuaded mo to lot MU. UUM'HK
mako a machine for ma, I consented, but I
confess I hnd no faith In It. I sulfur now no
pain whatever, and cun walk ten miles without tho aid of a stick or crutch. 1 givo this
its! iinouiiiI siinp'y to help anyone who may bo
Miirering us I did, and to convince thorn, if
possible, that there Is only nnocureand Hint Is
extension asm,plied by MH. CLUTIIK, of 1.11
King Street West, Toronto.
George Giles 320 Markham St, Toronto,
GRANBY RUBBERS.
Tlu-y givo pcifcit siitisfaction in fit, stylo uml finish, and it has becoino nhy
word that *    *
"Grandv Rudders wear liko iron,"
Wideawake
' sou*
'Shure MAM
it bates thm au."
Manufaetured only by
NORTON & SONS
HAMILTON.ONT. chiiu! -m
aTomedy of errors.
CHAPTER V.
TANGIER EPISODES.
But a week wont by and tho girls were
still at the Villa do Franco Hotel, and Jes*
sica was mill Talbot, and had kept up the
reputation of a Girton girl. She and Flora
wero Intimate with Mrs. Farquhar; but the
invalid, much in her own room, had no idea
how constantly John was in their society.
He rode with them daily, for every one
rides at Tangier. He escorted them to the
li.iziitir*-, und bargained for them in Arabic.
Ho got a boat, anil look them fora sail. He
pointed out the hoopoes fluttering liko big
butterflies, and the goldeu ben-eaters flash-
in,- overhead in the sunshine. Jessioa admired the latter go much that ho shot ouo for her,
and Inn I it. made into a hatornament at the
bird-stuiling establishment on tho Marshan.
"Oh, you ni.* cruel!" cried the girl. "Tho
dear, little, iovoly, swift thing 1 Why do
men always lull anything pretty?"
John took It back quite moekly, with
apologies for liis in inly murdering way,
aud noxt morning brought her two living
bee-caters, thoir legs tied so that thoy woro
like greyhounds in a loash, ami could tly
together about the room. Jessica kept
these while she wan atTangier, and tamed
thom completely, -lohn Farquhar did not
toll how eaily ho had riuou, nor how many
huiiislie bad spent on'thu mountain with a
littio Moorish hird-calcher, to got the
pretty creatures, Theae trifles ho gave to
Talbot, but on the wholo he divided his attentions protty equally botwoon her and hor
friend, Tin' younger girl often tormented
herself womb ring which of tho two he liked
bet! ; but Flora had no doubts, for his talk
tohor was all of Jessica. " He is not behaving proporly for nu engaged man," thought
Willinms : " but what fun when he learns
the truth I"
As for Jessica, the little humbug continued
to abuse her hotrothed behind his back, but
was gay in his society ; and now, to Flora's
amusement, displayed tho greatest ingenuity in inventing reasons for submission to
the dole-led niirriage.
"Of course," uho said, "I shall never
have ono moment's happiness as bis wife,
but it is something lo gain tho crown of
martyrdom ; and you know, Williams, if I
didn't marry him, papa would certainly
think he must marry Mrs, Farquhar, and
that would mako us all ridiculous ; and besides. I couldn't spend any of John's
money, of eourso * and papa says John
Wouldn'l take it back ; ai.d to koop it all
lying in a bank is just what wo are told
never to do in the parable about tho man
and thi napkin. I wish always to do my
duly, Williama."
"You aro a hypocrite, my dear," said
Flora j " but tell me, as a dead secret, you
know, Talbot aren't you beginning to like
him a little?'1
"Certainly pot I certainly not 1" cried
JeBsica, her eyos dancing ns sho clapped
hor hands uul bounood about the bedroom in hei* nightgown. Things looked
promising, Flora thought; and she gavo
her opinion tint the j��ko bid now been
carried far enough, and that they had
butter embark again in tho Hercules,
and let Jessica upou Spanish soil resolve
onco more into Miss Nevill, the heiress.
Soon after thlsOaptain Farquhar, who
had been at Gibraltar lor two days, and
feeling a good deal disturbed in his mind,
returned lo Tangier. And bo returned
armed wilh all manner of good resolutions:
a certain young lady ho would studiously
avoid; ami all Ins attention henceforth
Bhould be confined to her companion, who,
though extremely pleasing, waB perfectly
harmless to the engaged man,
John was stepping briskly from the town
to the Villa de France, wondering how his
mother wus, when ho heard a great beating
of tom-toms un the Soko, and saw a
���lenso crowd round a company of dervishes,
who were performing amies before a green-
turbaned saint on a whito mule, John had
seen thU Rortof business boforo, and hardly
throw a glance at tho half-naked fanatics,
who werd leaping in lho air or rolling in the
dust, preparatory, as ho know, to slashing
at their huids after their manner. Hut his
eyo toll upon Mrs, Cobbe aud the ladies
of the Irish family, who wore pressing forward to see what, in tho world was going
uu.
"Don't get too closo," advised John ;
���,l they are a disgusting sight, poor beggars,
and now nnd then d specially holy enthusiast runs amuck through the crowd, and
may have au antipathy to unveiled ladies.
Have you no ono with you ?"
" No, but wo are all right mw you have
come. As Meg, Farquhar has Hadji, eho
can Bparcyou."
" My mother 1" exclaimed John.
" Yes. .slio and Miss Talbot wore
all the morning on iho terrace, and got
quite excite! listening to the drums
und watching tho crowd. My husband
advised Mrs. Farquhar to try Hadji's
whito donkey just lur tliese few steps, so
as to ho able tn see. Thoro sho is, and
the two girls and Hadji with her, don't you
soo? Aud pray, Captain Farquhar, tell
Us who those vory laughable people aro?"
"Oh, a Mohammedan Salvation Army,
no dmibt. Wo hail much bettor all come
away, My mother, I am sure, had no idea
What sho wus going to sec. I must go to
her." And resisting Mrs. Cobbe's entreaties for protection, ho ubandouod her
to Mrs Murphy.
It wm* at this momont that threo of
the dervishes, after rolling on the sand
and foaming liko epileptics, suddenly
sprang tu their feet with a yell, and
hacked at ihemsolvOS with battle-axes
till blood streamed over their naked
shoulder-*. John shuddcro-l, and pushed
his way through the throng lo thc corner
whoro ho had hoard his mother scream, and
from whence slio and her companions wore
now trying to osdape*. (Tlio strong-minded
Mrs. Cobbo.oil the contrary, pressed nearer
to the seeiio, and whipping out a pencil,
begun a sketch fcr the Daily Graphic.)
''This foolish adventure will make mother
ill," thought John.
Hat uow up the reserved space In tho
middle of the crowd there rushud singly tho
throoof the bleeding shoulders���brandishing
their axel,yelling horribly,leaping and tear-
selves, while their long hair and their
soanty garments, ragged ami gory, stro,iin-
oil iu tho wind. One of them overturned a
dignified merchant, thosecoml upset a donkey, thi third stumbled and foil heavily,
then rolled to his font and raged forwards
again, sinking bis lists at tho infidels,���the
barbarian ladles in their shameless costumo,
who were fleeing from the ecstasies of the
faithful.
Mr, Farquhar's donkey, startled by the
hubbub, plunged and kicked, but John was
not attending to bis mother at the moment.
For the ini.lmin had suatchod at Jenioa'a
whito skirt, and tho'girl gave a cry of terror; then soeing John, alio threw herself
Impulsively into bis rescuing arms, outstretched no lcs3 Impetuously for hor protection. Of course there was no real danger ;
one blow sent tho fanatic reeling baok
to his fellows. Hut in her fright Jessioa
still clung to linr betrothed���gladly, with a
tight olasp. And he carried her to a hillock
by the garden w*!l of the hole'. So close
at Tangier are barbarism aud thc luxuries
of French civilization !
"Oh, thank you," murmurod -loaslca, recovering herself, and now ra'.hor embarrassed, "I am aorry to have inida a fuss.
And oh, look at tha', donkey how ho is
kicking 1 Ibis not fit for Sirs. Farquhar I
Pleaso go to bor. I am all right." Hut
John lingered, his arm still round tbo
shivering girl.
"You m*e cot hurt?" bo Questioned
anxiously. " Not frightened? Aro you
sure? Lot mo soo you safely indoors, You
are trembling., you poor little thing."
Had lie over beard her Christian name
ho would have suid il In thai now-born
tenderness of agitation. But knowing her
only as " Talbot," a more ridiculous nickname, his ignorance saved him from an
indiscretion
ed Jessica, blushing with joy at bis soft
tones; and half yielding to, half withdrawing from, what had become all but au embrace.
And thon John glanced round; impatiently, though he loved his mother.
What he saw filled him with dismay, and
in her turn Jessica was forgotten. For
auy exertion, any slight physical shock,
any alarm, was dangerous for Mrs. Farquhar's weak heart -. and as Jessica had
said, Hadji's big white doiik��y was the
vory last oraaturo she ought to have mounted. John lnoked round iu timo to soo his
mother thrown���no more. And then the big
donkey broko away and galloped acroes
the Soko; liko the fanatics, clearing his
way by tho mere terror of bis approach.
Alas for Mrs. Farquhar! John lifted and
bore her into t*.e bouse, unconscious, blue-
lipped, rigid ; and every one fell instinctively that the accident was no trifle,
Flora turned to John F'arquhsr, "Do
you know that this may bo a question of
minutes!1 she said, looking vory gravo;
and bade him go at onco for tho Knglish
doctor nt the Hotol Continental. " I have
had some training a* a nurse ; you may
trust hor to me," she said quietly, as he
reluctantly obeyed.
"Oh, Flora, how dreadful I" sobbed
Jessica, who had nover seen any uno bo
ill boforo: "anl wo were all so happy
half an hour ago 1"
"Hush," said Florx; "wo must be vory
quiet, Jessica."
CHAPTER VI.
THE WHITE  DONKEY K WORK,
Mrs. Farquhar opened her eyos painfully, and lookod from ono to the
other of the two young faces. " Why did
sbo say' Jessioa'?" murmured the sick
woman.
"Itis my name," answered tho girl, too-
much agitated to keep up the deception.
Several moments passed.
"Jessica what?" questioned Mrs. Farquhar, rising on her arm.
"Your Jessica. JusBioa Nevill," said
the girl tearfully,
" Oh, do take oare 1" said Flora,
frightened by her patiout'B wild air of
joy, ���' you must not exoitB ber." For
Mrs. Farquhar had sunk back speechless, and her breath camo in paiuful flutter-
ings, so that Flora even feared sho was
dying. Hut feverishly sho clutched Jessica's
hand, drawing ber nearer, and Sho awestruck girl kissed her pallid lips, After
which succeeded another death-like bwooii ;
and then, to Flora's inteiiHo relief, John returned with the dootor.
"Oh, what have 1 dono!" whispered
Jessica, "She will tell John I and what���
oh what will he think of mo? How can I
meet him again, Flora ? I'd givo anything
if we could escape away this very night."
But Flora bad to stay to nurse Mrs Far
qubar, who lay in thc extremity of sullbr
ing. Flora had once heon for six months in
a hospital, and her quick witted experience
immediately made itself foil, -lohn turned
to ber instinctively.
" What good angel brought ynu to us !"
ho exclaimed, grasping ber hand. Jessica
listened jealously. Why could she do
nothing, she who should at such a moment
have boon everything to him *
Yet poor Mrs, Farquhar. recognizing in
Flora the kind, authoritative nurse, bad
eyos only for Jessioa, Tho child stole to
hor side and knelt, kissing her hand ; and a
wan smile illuminated the suiTercr's drawn
face, whilo Bho felt for the warm young
fingers, and clasped them appropriatingly.
From the lirst Mrs, Farquhar hart petted
Jessica, .lohn saw her delight in thc young
creature now, and his heart swelled within
him tumultously.
Hut not onoe would tho young man
so much as look at the girl himself. Something had happened to John, He was
afraid of Jessica ever since the litllo ad*
venture on tho hillside, when she had
Hpriing to him involuntarily, with that look
of confidence, of���of love I John Farquhar
dared not n\y tho word. Ha was be*
trot hod to his cousin, to Miss Novill the
heiress, and the word love was not for him
in connection with any other maiden. Ho
was afraid of little Miss Talbot now���most
horribly afraid of himaolf. Ho would not
ovon look at her.
" Mrs. Farquhar has told him I" thought
JeBsica in alarm, noting bis coldness, *' and
now be detests me !" And then douching
her hands, " Ob,itis Flora he loves ! She
is ablo to help bim. Heepoaksto her. He
watches her. He calls her his good angel.
It is Flora he loves I Why, oh, why did
wo ever como here ?"
Flora took up hsr station for tho night by
the si..*k woman's bod. Tho room was semi-
darkened, and everything was quint ; she
was ready herself with her medicine-bottles
and her stimulants���alert, sensible, a tower
of strength. Mrs,' Farquhar was only half
conscious, and sho tossed about in the painful restlessness of great weakness, sad to
see. The skilled nurso alone was ablo to
quiet her.
" She will bo best alone with ino," said
Flora firmly, " and you must trust
me as with my own mother."
John pressed her hand lu silent gratitude Then he ant on the stair outside tbe
sick-room, its door ajar so that he could
hear even a whispered summons. Oh, that
long, cold night of weary waiting 1
Hut alter about an hour Jessica, her eyes
full of tears, joined him. " Mightn't I stay
hero with you?" sho pleaded timidly, hor
clasped hands trembling.
John raised his oyes for a momont, and
a flush slowly rose and faded on his faeo.
" If you wish," ho said coldly, turning away. And Jessica stayed, sitting
on tho floor with her baok to him, but
Whero he oould watJh hor. Watch ber
ho did, without a word, hour after hour,
Jessioa cried at first, and he saw her shoulders riso to her sobs like a child's. Then
alio grew vory quiet, and triod to be strong
liko Flora. Perhaps in after-ycara, when
ho was trying to vanquish his dislike to
hor, it would help bim to remember that
lhey bad watchod this atrango, sad night
together I
It was noar the dawn when Flora step-
pod out and called him " Thero is a
change," alio suid quietly ; " you bad
hotter (.'onto,"
Hut tho nurso did not return to her
post, tor iho know Hut. there wus nU
moro whioh she could do, and that it was
tho son's right to bo alono with his mother
bow. She and Jessica stood otltsido, holding eaoh other's hands; with pale faces and
oars and eyea st raining through tbo silent
twilight. And John was with hia mother,
who alept, slept, till hor tdcepquictly deepened into the long, untroubled sleep of
death.
So trivial an accident had ended Mrs,
Farquhar's harmless and troubled lifo;
aud now John had only himself to think
about and provide for.
(TO UB CONTINUED.)
A Dreadful Soourga ia the Russian Thistle*
Terrible stories are told of tho Russian
thistle, for the extermination of which the
Government is asked by a N'ort li Dakota Sen*
ator to appropriate $1,000,000. The peat was
taken to North Dakota in the seed grain of
some Muscovite immigrants, and has spread
within a few years over the Dakntas, Nebraska, Iowa, M bine;ota.and northern Wis*
cousin. It is a plant of astonishing vigor
and fecundity, growing up and outward
rapidly " to the size of a aod cabin," shad*
tug surrounding crops and monopolizing
tho moisture and nutrition ot the soil, and
then scattering ita seed far and wide on
every wind. So tough and poisonous are its
prickles thut mon and animals are said to be
compelled to wear sheet-Iron bootlegs in
passing through thu thistle fields, nnd it is
iclated that in Siberia the plant has simply
conquered large stretches of laud and driven
agriculture away from it. Heroic measures
aro demauded to copo with thia scourgo,
nays Senator Hansbrough, and if all that ia
Please go to Mrs, Farquhar," murmur*  Ba-(i is true, suoh is tho case.
A SNAKE HUNT-
t'nplnre   ef n  flimsier  tn nu    Indian
Jangle*
Tho way was through a swamp with
bushes 6 feet high, and those had to be out
away. Finally wo camo to a place where
the grass was beaten down as if a hogshead
bad boen rolled along. Tha guide went
ahead, aud then stopped, 'holding up his
bow. Creeping forward we Baw an opening
���ith a number of palm trees around, and in
low plaso lay something a bright yellow
in color. This wai the snake coiled up, the
head, big a-j a barrel nnd covered with
scales, lyin** ou the edge of the coils,
and I could see the dead eyes plainly. The
Captain sent Qprdou, ono of the Englishmen, a powerful sailor, and a native hunter
around through tbe high grass to fetoh a
clump of troos back of the snake, and then
got a hitch on the brute's head. The native
went up a tree like a cat, and, after several
pi-ssoa, got the hitoh under the snake's jaw
and back on the nook, and both men took
a turn of the linen around the treo and pulled. The snake seemed dead, but finally
moved and gave a hiss, like a steam whistle,
and as tho lino tightened the coils began to
unfold like a line of battle cable, the sun
flashing on tho golden scales. It was an
awful sight. In the middle tho snako was
as thick as a man's body, Tho reptile begi
to lash the reeds down with ita tail. It lay
quiot for a minute, and a Mich was taken
about 10 feet from tha end, and tv-cnty mon
threw themselves on the body to keep it
from coiling. If wo had been frogs it would
havo done as muoh good. Tho roptile gave
one twiat and sont all hands flying. 1 was
chucked 10 foet, and foil flat on my baok
in inud a foot deep. Tho lino waa hauled
taut. Our object was to make It fast to a
tree near by. Hitcbc.l bead and'tail, lho
snake would worry itself out. For a moment it ceased to struggle. The line was
made fast. The snake appeared to lengthen
out, when, with a sudden twis*, it patted
tbo line and lay iu a half circlo.
The captain was in the bight, shouting
to U3 to gat another lhe, when, liko n flash,
tbe snake three bis tail around tho treo and
caught him and drew him in, and in a
sooond had three coils around Ida body.
"Good*by 1" Ho gave one gaap and was a
lead man. We tried to uncoil the tail.
You might as soon have tried to straighten
an iron bar. It was a horrid sight. Tho
man's face was like blood in color, and his
eyes Btarted out of his head. Gordon yelled
out, " Cut tho snake in two!" and wo went
at it. The llesh was hard aa wood aud
tough like* gutta percha, but in two minutes
wo reached tho backbone; the loug end
reared 2(1 feet in the air and came down
with a lash, almost burying itaelf in tbo
ground. We pulled ('apt. Kleti'er outof tho
coils. Ho was a vory Urge man, broad at
tho hip, but from tho waist down bis body
was crushed and no thicker than a hand*
spike, and tho broken bones camo through
tho skin. We dug a grave with our bush
knives and buried liim, piling all tho logs
wo could find on tip, and aftor skinning
the Biiako, which was *I8 feot long, wo
started for home. 1 don't believe wo should
ever havo brought it in alive. Tbo skin
and bead weighed ovor ��01) pounds.
TEACHING CHILDREN TO GAMBLE
Their Pennies lirappr-i Into Kiiritm Mot
Hneblnes,
" MiBter, will yer givo mo a penny ?"
" What do you want to do with It V
"Come and soe."
A reporter was walking leisurely along
Van Huren street, waiting for a street ear
to overtake bim, when ho was accosted by
a boy about 8 years of ago with tho above
request. Outof curiosity the penny was
given and tbe littio fellow told bim to follow and see tho race. Tho boy ontorcd a
oigar store, the reporter following and wondering what he meant by "tho race."
Near tbe door of tho store was a round
glass-covered case in which wore sovcral
small tin horses. Tho boy dropped the
penny in a slot in the machine, pulled a
lever aud the little tin horses sped round
and round, firat one being ahead and then
another. Hefore doing ao, however, he
said to tlie storekocpir :
" I'll take the whito horse."
For half a minute, peihaps, the horsea
aped silently around the track, and whou
they atoppod the boy clapped bis hands
with glee aud exolained -
"That's tho first time I struck it. Givo
mc a package of cigarettes."
The white horso had stopped at tho wire
and tbo penny had won [jo in trade. The
reporter thought it strange that children
should bo allowed to play games of chance,
and he bo remarked to the storekeeper.
"Ob, that's nothing," said be, "They
understand the game woll enough. Men
do not play the 'races' very much, and to
make it pay we must let the childron tako
a chance nt it. The school children are
very foud of watching tho horses win, and
sometimes as high as a dozen will bo waiting for a chance lo play."
Relieving that an investigation would
prove of value, the reporter dropped into
many places where machines are kept. Ho
found that the number increase I in tho
neighborhood of school houses, and that
ohildren were the principal customers.
The machines wero popular aoveral years
ago in the down-town saloons, but after a
short time the men of a sporting turn found
them sure winner.-, of their nickela, ami
thoy gradually grew into disfavor and theu
disappeared. Tbey have again com*-, to tho
front, but this time as an invciglcr oi tbe
young and innocent, and instead of a nickel
it only takes a penny to play. Winners ���
and it ia hardly necessary to say they are
fow���-receive lie worth of candy or any
other article thoy may select. Many young
boya take oigarottos,
Children beg penuioB from their parents
and lose them against lids machine. Many
a penny given tho liltlo ouca on Sunday
afternoon to place, in the contribution box
for tho heathen goes into tbo heathenish
penny-in-tbe-slot machine. One little boy
on tbo West Sido was given 2flo to give his
teacher in the Skinner School toward tho
fund to provide clothing for poor children
so that thoy oould attend school. Ho
changed it for pennies and lost thom all on
the " whito horae."
School teachers all over lho oity aro doing
thoir utmost to stop tho evil, but lind it
uphill work. It is believed that thu only
remedy is for tha City Council to pans au
ordinance making it a misdemeanor to
allow childron of school age to play nny
game of chain.'*!. Siinio of tho mon who
nave bad the machine-* In their stores uud
thrown them out rjther than accept lhe
patronaga of children condemn thoso who
still retain them. One of these had a oigar
store at ll,') Van Huron struot.   He said :
" My conscience does not worry me when
I seo a mau put money in the slot. He
knows what he is doing, Hut with ohildren
it ia different. I alwaya disliked to lot them
play, and would frequently, when lhey
would tearfully look at me after losing their
pennies, givo them thc amount back in candies. Men don't patronize the machine.
Rather than rely upon tho trado of infanta
I fired the thing out,"
In the yeara to come how many young
men will charge their fondness for betting
at tho real raeo track to the days when they
put a penny in the slot, and while securing
an education in tbo school house also in its
very shadow learned to gamble, and of
course lost I���[Chicago Despatch.
HEALTH.
Health in Competition*
A dread of rivalry is natural to all human
kind, and dislike for our competitors aeems
inherent to our very nature. Fora loiui
time perhaps wo have enjoyed a monopoly
of tbe entiro trado in a certain line, or iu a
particular district, and in an hour wheu we
leu-it expected it, although the very hour
when wc,&hou]d have looked for it, some
one steps in and becomes our direct rival,
If his preparations are well made and his
finances aro as good aa our own, we feel
aure ho will do ua no little harm, We
begin to appreciate tho opportunities which
wo posse-nod in the past, and wo are disconsolate with regard to the future. Time
passes, and if wo do not realize our gloomy
forebodings we attribute it entirely to our
wisdom, without considering that we have
been direct gainers by tho competition
which at firat alarmed us so much. The experience of merchants in growing localities
has proved that when competition sets in
then their business begins to improve rapidly, Whilo a town is too small to aupport
two stores, it afforda but little attraction to
tbe am rounding country; other towns have
their ainglo store also; but as soon as two
or'threo are opened at one place it becomes
of moro importance and draws a largely increased trade, of which tho original store
generally get tho largest share.
Monopolies are never healthy. The
aliBoluto control of evorything booh loads
men into over-confident carelessness, and
thoro aro moro failures among those who
claim to control a market than among any
other class. Politeness to ouatomers; euro
in keeping everything in such nice ordor as
to attract the buyer ; a constant attention
to tbo demand'*! of one's patrons, all these
are essential to successful Gtorokooping.and
thoy aro directly encouraged by competition, which makes them absolutely neoos-
Hiry. Without competition thoy aro moro
easily nogloutod.and when the dealer thinks
that ho iB inou secure, he ia rapidly losing
his hold ou his customers and opening tho
way for a competitor who will be roally
formidable only because he hinnelf has become runty in his monopoly. Hut if be has
not gono too far to alter his habits, the
competition will soon work his perfect oure,
ami ho will -stand in the community as an
obliging and enterprising moroiiant.���
[American Grocer.
Fanning the Froat-
Electricity haa come to the aid of store -
keepera whose window dressings are hidden
by tho heavy frost, which makes plate-glass
opaque. Various devices has been used
with more or less success to'inaure clear win
dows in aold weather. Holes arc bored in
the window casing, so that the temperature insido will be tho same us that
outside. This necessitated thc building of
a partition at tbe rear of the window roces3.
Others coated the inside of tbo window
with glycerine. Hut no device equals the
little electric fan for keeping Jack Frost
away from the store windows. The fan is
so placed that moving air is constantly
playing ou tho faoe of tho window. Air in
motion picks up moisture, and it is frozen
moisture which coats windows, so that the
electric fan keep) tbo windows dry and
therefore door.
point of a penoil across the lid, and turn it
back by the lashes. Tho irritant will thus
be diEolosed, and may bo removed by the
comer of the hankerchief, or any similar
means. Two or three flaxseed put into tbe
eye will form a glutinous fluid, in which
the foreign body may be withdrawn. In
case any alkaline substance is caught in the
eye, tho injured organ should first be deluged with water, milk or any neutral fluid
whioh may be at hand ; after which it
should bo rinsed with water containing a
small quantity of vinegar or lemon juice.
with a view to tho neutralization ot any
traces of the alkali still remaining. Lime,
cement and soda are among lhe alkalis
most likely to be met. In tbe caae of acid
in tbeoye, thore ia to bo first the washing
with water and then treatment with water
containing a little alkali, like ammonia ar
ordinary soda. Iu any case, in the use of
those reagents, care ahould bo taken to employ no more than is necessary, and it is
always hotter that the treatment should be
under tho direction of a physician, or of
some calm and intelligent pcrann.
A COBRA'S 1BEHT OF Efitt**
The Lesson*
Teacher���"What ire wo taught by lho
story of the loaves and fishes ?"
Johnnie (whose mother keops boarders)
���" That there's soma boarders don't want
pfe three times a day,"
A Forty -Pounder*
Museum Manager������" What the dcuco is
the row downstairs? Who's that hoUcrin1
���help'?"
Assistant���"Oh, that's only tbo ' strong
man'' Tbe living skeleton is punchin' his
bead."
Take Care of Your Teeth*
Vevy fow paople realize the importance
of taking care of the teeth. Decay sots in,
then thoy rush to tho dentist for succor and
later on, are appalled at the amount charged
for services rendered. .
* To preserve tho teeth, they Bhould be
regularly cleaned night and morning. Clean-
linoss in thi*) respect frees the breath from
tbo disagreeable taint that would otherwise
accompany it.
Camphorated chalk should nover be used
to clean the teeth, aa it acts chemically
upon tbo enamel and destroys It. Tho best
and cheapest tooth powder ii pulverized charcoal, which thoroughly cleans the
teeth and purities tho breath.
Creosote, oil of tar, alcohol, opium, and
other su I-stances aro often employed as
remedies for the toothache. Hub those
only aggravate the evil, by hastening tho
decay, and often disordering tho gums,
Tho wisest cotirso Jb to soek prevention
iu cleanliness. Hut when decay has begun,
tbe bust remedy is to havo the apertures
filled witb a sulintauee that hardens therein, and thus supplies enamel so shield the
nerve from irritation.
Por Tired feet
Walking heats the feot, standing causes
them to swell, and both are tiresome aud
exhaustive when prolonged. Thore are
various kinds ol foot baths ; authorities
differ as to lheir value. Hot Water oulargea
the foot by drawing lhe blood to thum ;
when used l hey should bo rubbed or exer
cised bofore attempting to put on a tight
boot. Mustard and hot water in foot bath
will sidotraek a fever if taken in timo, cure
a nervous headache and induce sleep.
Hunion-i and coins nnd callousness are
nature's protection against bad shoe leather,
Two hot foot baths u. week and a Ilttlo
pedicuring will remove tho cause of much
discomfort,
A warm bath with au ounce of aea salt is
almost aa restful as a nap. I'addle in tho
water uutil it cools, dry with a rough towel,
put on fresh stockings, have a change of
shoes, and the woman who wa* " ready to
drop" will havo a very good understanding
in ton minules. Tin- quickest relief from
fatiguo is to plunge the foot iu ice cold
water and koop it Immersed until there iB
a sensation of warmth. Another tonic for
tbo solo is a handful of alcohol. This ia a
Sure way of drying tbe foot after being out
in tbo storm, -Spirit baths are used by
professional dancers, acrobats, and pedestrians to keop tho feot iu condition.
How to Egcv-o 0)iitagion*
The sad case of Dr, Stcbhins of the Boston Oity Hospital, who died recently from
diphtheria, contracted whilo pursuing bis
professional duties as admitting physician
to the hospital, may have brought to the
minds of many tne ofton repeated inquiry
as to tbo manner in which immunity from
contagion is socuro.l by doctors, nursoi and
others, whojo business bring! thom so often
In direct contact with infectious diseases.
Tlio aniwor :nu*i*. bo a-miewiiat general,
aa wull as A repetition of what has many
limes beon given, bill il is not tho loss
worth hooding on that account,
The two greatest safeguards against infection uro a strong vitality and carefully
selected hygienic surroundings, Tbo por*
feotod human organism, constantly and properly nourished, and with plenty of fresh
air, Is almost Invincible against the invasion of disoaso. It is simply a question of
lho survival ot the superior. Disease, which
is the weaker, ia put to rout by good health
list us darknesa vanishes at tho approach of
light.
The strength of disease lies in taking its
victim oil' bis guard. Iu fact, its attacks
arc mostly mado in ambush, as it were,
insidiously and against the weakest spit in
the armor of its victim.
Let a person, in no matter how good
health, contract a slightcnld or got over-
fatigued, and Immedlatelyhls very strength
becomes a source ot weakness. The stronger and moro virulent types of disease find
a vantage-ground and a fight begins which
lasts the longer, and is the harder, as the
opposing forced are the ir oro equally mulched in atreugth.
It is easy to soo that even a physician,
over-taxed with work and suffering some
what from a consequent neglect of hygienic
laws, may finally succumb to the diseasc
amid which ho lingers.
Removing Eye Irritants*
Extraneous bodies almost invariably tin 1
a resting placo beneath the upper fid, wliioll
is tbo ono brought down over them by involuntary muscular action when tbe foreign
substance is first felt. Ono easy way of
reaching them is to placo a bodkin   or tbo
Discover)- or   n Itnleli or Tlilrt.v-lwe In
IlrHlHli iii-lli-.
U-u her mm o than a yoar ago the faot was
mentioned iu a Itomhay paper that a gentlo*
man connected with the Goa Railway had
shot a hamadryad (Ophiopbagus claps) ou
nest. Thia awkward mouthful of a
word is coming to bo familiarly known as
tbe name of the giant cobra, more common
in Hurmah than in In Ua, which grows to a
length of 14 feot, iB aa fierce aa it ia strong.
and has tho reputation of feeding principally on other snakes, Little, indeed,is known
about tho Incubation���we might almost
have said tho alleged incubation-��� of snakes,
and rarely, if over, has a competent observer had the good chance to como upon a serpent In tho very net of sitting, hen-like, on
its uggs. Only the baro foot was published
at tho time, and a fuller account cannot
fail to be interesting.
The gentleman was Mr.Wasey, known in
his district *u an ardent and successful shikari ; and he was told by a coolie, in tbe
matter-of-course sort of way usual with
these fatalist philoBophers,tnat a certain
path waB impussable.nB a cobra had erected
a gadi.or throne.for itself there and warned
off intruders. Here was a golden opportunity to settle tbe vexod question of tho aggressiveness of venomous snakes. Will a
cobra rush to the attack if it can got easily
away ? Europeans commonly aay "no
but natives universally cite instances to the
contrary, aomo of them plainly fabulous,but
others just wanting corroboration to bo do*
lieved. Nowhere in British India,or at least
in Portuguese India, was a giant of tho
tribe known to all the villagers to have
taken up its station by the roadside and to
be ready to glide down and dash liko
lightening at man or beast who approached.
Mr. Wasey followed tho coolie to the spot
and was shown tho monster coiled up on the
top of a huge pile of dry leaves.
Without more ado he shot it,nnd turning
ovor the leaves found at tho bottom thirty-
two eggs rather smaller than a hen's and
covered each with a tough skin In place of
a shell. Those woro aont to tbe secretary
of the Bombay Natural History; but wanting the heat generated by the olose mass of
decaying leaves, tbey did n.it batch. Sometimes moro than one young ono escapes from
a snake's egg; but at tho lowest computation
Mr. Wasey i.i to be congratulated on ridding his district of thirty-three deadly
snakes.
Mysteries of Flight*
The quoition whether man will cvor be
able tonavigiite tbo air was diBcussod at tbo
recent mooting of the British Association
at Nottingham by Jeremiah Head, president of the Mechanical Soienos Section.
Tho facta and conclusions stated by bim
seem to favor tbe probability that tha
power of mechanical lligbt may yet be
ad.I-id to the accomplishment of our race.
Tho more promising experiments at present aro those uf Profossor Langloy and Mr.
Maxim, who utilize the buoyant principle
of a broad, thin piano moving edgewise
through tbo air.
Iu the course of the discussion many
curious facts woro brought out concerning
the flight of birds. Hy studying the structure nud methods uf tho animals that
actually do Ily we oan best get at tho
secret, und learn how, with tho aid of
mechanical appliances, to turn it to our
own usu,
It haa been assorted that birds are able to
fly becauso tbey aru lighter, bulk for bulk,
than othor animals; but Mr, Head showed
that this was not so, and that birds have
about tho same specific gravity as the other
iuhabitantns of the earth,    Tho real secret
their Hying Beet*qi to reside in their ability to exert a greater onergy in proportion to thoir weight than other animals.
They develop, for instance, about threo
times as much horse-power per pound of
weight us either man or the horso can
ilo.
Mr. Head believos that this wonderful
energy in birds is due rather to rapidity of
limb ue*ion thau lo inoroase of muscular
stress. This in turn implies rapid combustion of tissue in their bndios and large
consumption of food. As a matter of faot,
the temperature of birds is higher than that
of other animals, whilo nil birds that aro
much on tbo wing have voracious appetites.
Then, too, birds Beem to have acquired,
by instinct or praotice,a marvellous skill in
taking advantage of the buoyant effects of
winds and air currents. To this ia believed
to bo duo thoir ability to .-mar, aud to go
long distances with great rapidity without
any apparent motion of tho wings,
The frigate-bird,for instance, can according to th�� observations of Mr, Lancaster,
Uy oue hundred inilo* an hour with its
wings held iu a fixed position. Mr. Lancaster also asserts that this powerful bird
can live for a woek continuously in tbo air
without alighting by day or night.
If this is ho, ami thc speod of one hundred miles au hour can be maintained uu-
abated, then tbo frigate-bird should
be able to go moro than two-thirds of tbe
way round the earth without sloppiug to
rest, and in about cloven days it might circlo tlio planet I
Hut when a man  has contrived machines
that will carry him frooly through tlio air,
it is not likely that bnwill he long in discovering other HooielB now only known to
tbo birds. _____	
Mn- Corisando'3 Elder Brother-
Mrs. Coriaamle was born only two yeara
earlier than her brothor Tom. When Tom
was ton years old she gloried becauso sho
was twelve. When Tom was known to bo
fourteen she confessed to sweot sixteen.
When Tom proudly boasted of eighteen she
timidly acknowledged herself past nineteen.
When ho camo home from college with a
mustache and had a party in honor of his
twenty-fust birthday alio Baid to her friend :
"What a boyish fellow ho is! Who
would think he waa only a yoar younger
than 11"
And when Tom declared ho was twenty-
five, and old onnugh to got married,she said
to a gentleman friend, "Ilo you know I feel
savagely jealous to think of Tom getting
married. But then I suppose twins always
arc more attached to each other as brothers
anil sistera,"
And two years later, at Tom's wedding,
aho said, witli girlish vivacity, to thc wedding guests :
" Dear old Tom I to boo him married today, and then think how whon ho was only
fivo years old, they brought him to see mn,
bis baby Bister. 1 wonder if he thinks of it
now 1" 	
Time to Intrude*
Mother���" la Mr. Kissem in the parlor
yot ."
Littio Son���" Yos,"
" What nro lhey doing ?"
" Thoy is sill'iig a good ways apart, and
talking ; but sister has taken oil' her Elizabeth ruff."
" Very well ; I'll go down at ouco."
A story is told of an engineer who worked
from data only and wbo once built a bridge
of long span, getting every element from
theoretio-il sources. The structure went
down under the first heavy freight train
that ran over it Tho engineer could hardly
believe that the bridge had collapsed, as
he had calculated with groat care every
strain it could receive. So he went to aee
if the fault did not lie in the material or
workmanship. Neither of these, however
showed any signs of defects, so he he retired to bis private office and went over,
hia calculation!, again. Toward the middle
of tho second afternoon utter hia retirement he again emorgod from thB office, and
as ho passed out one of hia assistants heard
him mutter to himself, " Damn that dis-
clmat point." Although the story needs
confirmation it is at least a good illustration
ct tho danger ot two much theory nnd too
little practical knowledge in tbo design and
execution of engineering works.
The manufacture of brick from blast-furnace Blag, which has become quite an industry in parts uf tho Cleveland District in Kng*
land, is also carried on at the Luhrmann
furnaces, near Osnabruck, Germany, where
over .*>,000,000 are stated to have been turned out. The granulation of the slag, the
first stage of whatever process is followed,
is effected bv running the slag along a
channel together witb a stream of water
into a reservoir. The lime to bo mixed with
it, in the proportion of one part to six parts
of granulated Blag, is slaked with sullicient
water to yield a Stiff sludge aud the two
ingredients are thoroughly mixed mechanically in thu following manner: The mixed
slag and lime are conveyed by a spout
which anhakiug movement is communicated
���to a pair of rolls which crush all th
larger part of the materials. Tho mnsa then
passes through throe drums, which mix tho
parts thoroughly and reduce the whole to a
fine state, ft is next molded iu a machine
into tho form of bricks which harden sufficiently for some building purposes on standing for several months.
A method of carrying steam a long dis
tanco was recently doscribod at a meeting
of engineers by Eokley B, Coxe, At tbo
colliery whioh he operates in connection
with his brothers, they wished to oairy
steam to a water-works about 4,500 feet
over the bill from the boiler plant. A
trough was made by nailing tbe edges of
two sets of boards together at right angles.
This trough was supported by pairs of
atakea driven into the ground and crossing
just below the boarda, so as to hold thom
in forks formed in this way, Tho pipo wns
laid in the trough on cast-iron plates and
surrounded by mineral wool, whicli was
held down by an inverted trough over it.
The pipo was 3 inches In diameter and furnished steam to the pumps in tbe water works
beforo mentioned. To allow for expansion
a bend was made in the pipe at one side of
the top of the hill and then it was turned
back to its original direction. A largo receiver was introduced Into tbe pipe juat in
front of the pumps ; this waB made of three
sheets of an old boiler and was .'II Inches in
diameter. At its highest point this pipo
line is I,SOO feet above the aea, and tlie
cold during thc winter ia great, yet tho
pipo bas been in uso since 1877 without
causing any trouble or requiring repairs.
The mint at Birmingham, Kngland, has a
chimney 100 feot high and f>\ feet in diameter, which furnishes draught for three
Lancashire boilers, one .10 by S feet and two
23 by 7*4 feet each, and a throe-flue boiler
22 by 0 feet. There ia also a considerable
discharge of smoke from six large mu filers
into tbe stack, which sometimes gavo off in
conseque; eo such large volumes of smoke
that the mint had to bo fined. To ptevent
this Binoke nuisance tbo Directors have
lately installed a " amoke omiihilator,"
which is said to be working satisfactorily.
The fumes arc no longor permitted to pass
up tho chimney, but are taken out of it at
a height of 12 teot from the ground through
a largo pipe in whioh a current of air is
maintained by means of a fan '\h feet in
diameter, tunning at 1000 revolutions a
minute. This fan forces tho smoke into a
scrubber, a device whioh thoroughly washes
out tho carbon and sulphur and delivers
tho clear gases into a vertical trunk through
which they return to the stack again at a
height of about GO feet. The carbon nnd
sulphur which are washed out of the gases
collect with the wator used to separate them
in a wooden box, and tho liquid ia aaid to
be uaeful as a disinfectant and to bo sold
for suoh a purpose.
Interesting island*
The Island of Grenada, ono of the Windward Group of tho Lesser Antilles, ia a
place where a merchant can eBtabliah a.
thriving business for thirty shillings. The
shops generally consist of a barrel, upturned
and with a board or two. Hoto aro displayed fruits, sweet potatoes, charcoal
(used for the negroe's littio iron cooking
pots), sugar-cane, fish and other articles of
trifling value. In " A Notable Island " the
author describes a visit to a garden near the
town of St. George.
The Ethiopian owner of the garden
appeared to be a family man, and wo presently worked our waj into an environment
of black babies ami more dogs. Having
expressed unbounded internet in all he
showed mo, I could not. of course, draw
tbe line at bis own offspring.
"Dat my youngest daughter," bo ro*
marked, pointing out nn infant of tender
years and ebon blackness, wbo s it sunning
herself amongst lizards and such things,
and woro the samo clothes as Ihoy.
I said, *'Aud a very nice daughter, too.
Vou aro a lucky man, John."
"Dat my youngest Ron ober dare," be
continued, this timo referring me to a still
smaller and, if possible, blacker fragment
of humanity, who w*b grubbing up refresh-
ments off a rubbish heap.
'��� A fine boy���a remarkably lino boy,"
I told the father; and then be grow excited
at so muoh unusual praise, and went into
hia houso and brought out his wife and his
other bods and daughters and an mint for
me to criticise. I scattered adulation, anil
uveu found a good point In tbo aunt which
tho head of the family bad overlooked
himself. She possessed the most brilliant
and wonderful sot of teeth I ever saw.
Iu tbo vegetable garden grew sweot
potatoes, cuonmlit'i-H and cbriatophirus���
thislaatakinto vegctablc-uurto*. Having
viewed those matlerp, and gloated with our
guide over a fat chicken turtle in a tub, we
visited tbo flowor garden.
Hero appearod mignonette trees, BngtUtl
rosea antl brilliant orotons, yellow, crimson
and purple. Begonias flnuri-ihcd exceedingly. Beneath a tiny fountain that tinkled
up into tho hot air grow water-lilies, whilst
the margin oi their homo was fringed with
angelica und trailing ferns.
That ended tho exhibition because, as
our host explained, the weather kept cold
and wintry, and ull his choicer flora sulked
in the bud, refusing to mako an effort until
tho thermometer should ascend toahundred
and fifty, or somo such reasonable tempera
ture as that.
TUBERCULOSIS  IN  CATTLE.
ti
Eooii's
Efforts to Discover a Remedy for
the Disease*
Liberty Bell on a Tour.
It has beon announced that tho famous
Columbian Liberty Hell, which figured
prominently at the World's Pair, is to be
taken on a tour around tbo world. After a
visit to the Mid-winter Imposition at San
FranoiBco, it will bo taken to Kngland to bB
rung on tho historic meadow of Itunnymede
on June 15, at a celebration of lhe
anniversary of tho signing of Magna Oharta.
Afler that it will be lakon to Franco to
participate in anniversaries connected with
political freedom, and lo Germany for lhe
Hame purpose, its next destination being
.St. Petersburg, where it will bo rung on
the anniversary of tbo cm.noipation of tho
serfs. From thore its progress will be
continued to Italy, Constantinople, .leiusa-
lorn, Cario, Australin, India, China, Japan,
and back to thc l'aeilio coast. It is sincere,
ly to bo hoped that il will prove itself
equal to tbo task of tunefully ringing out
its message to civilization and barbarism.
H Liberty enlightening tho world" is a
familiar phrase j the enlightenment is to bo
continued with a musical accompaniment.
Invrftlfl-atlen**   br  ltrlil-.Ii   Aulhorlltea���
A Tub* rc-ilin Tent anil lis lleii.ll.
Tho insidious disease known us tuberculosis, saya tho Iv union Times, is probably
causing the stockownet-i of this country
greater loss than any other animal disorder,
As is well known a departmental committee
bas been engaged for the last three years in
making a aeries of experimental enquiries
into tuberculoises,and the report of this body
may shortly be expected. Tho possibility
f the transmission of disease to the buman
subject who may consume the flesh or milk
of tuberculous animals invests the question
with un interest whicli is well uigh universal. For a long time tbe great obstacle in
the path of tho specialist was the lack of
any trustworthy means of daterminin?
whether a suspected animal was suffering
from tuberculosis, or, what is the same
thing, consumption. Evidence from various
sources, would soom to indicate, however,
that litis dilliculty bas lieen removed. Ten
years have elapsed since Kuch first isolated
tlm micro-organism which bo believed to be
the germ of the discaBo, ami to which he
-.���ave the namo of bacillus tuberculosis,
Throe years nt/o tho same investigator announced that he had discovered a material
which would prevent the growth ot the
tubercle bnolllm, not only in experimental
cultivations made iu tho laboratory, but
alao in tbo hodicsof animals. It consisted
of a glycerine extract of pure cultivations
of the bacilli of tubercle, and tbo n nne of
"tuberculin " was given to it. Whether or
not it may posioss thequalilics whioh Koch
claims lor it, thia ia the material which has
been employed us an aid to tbo diagnosis of
tuberculosis, a riso iu tho temperature of an
animal following upon thu injection of tuberculin being reganlod ua indicative of the
existence of the disease.
AOASB lU-'tJU.KATlNTEniWT
referring to Karl Spencer's herd of
Jersey cattle at Althorp park, Northamptonshire, wasr.-eently reported to the Royal
Agricultural society. Within the last few
years several cowa in tho herd have pined
away and did, and early in tbe autumn of
the present year two cows which appeared
likely to die were killed at different dates,
and both were found to be afflicted with
tuberculosis. Lord Spencer thereupon
took Bteps whicli resulted in a visit being
made to the herd by Prof. McFadyean, of
the Royal Veterinary college, who applied
the tuberculin test to tho entire herd, in*
eluding calves, Kvery animal thereupon
showed a considerable rise of temperature,
which, if tho test woro trustworthy, meant
tuberculosis in each case. It was decided
to slaughter the herd, consisting of moro
than a score of animals, and to make careful post mortem examinations. Tile result
proved that all tbe animals, with one
doubtful exception, had tuberculosis, and
some of them very badly, Wheu a new
herd is commenced it ia propoaod to have
each animal tested as it is brought in, with
the object of diacarding it if it ahould give
the tempcrntur,*! roaciion.
A.l'.S. TEST.
A bulletin   of tho Agricultural   Experiment station of Virginia, United States of
America, which iia-i j est reached this coun try,
contains   further evidence of  the value of
tuberculin: " When we stop to consider
that one out of every seven personB dies of
tuberculosis, and that perhaps tho greatest
source of infection ia the flesh uod milk of
tuberculous cattle, tho importance of an
early diagnosis impresses itself upon ub.
It is stated by various authorities that the
majority of the deaths of infants in the
cities U caused by t uborculosis, as a result
of being fed ou tuborculoiis milk." The
tuberculin lost was applied to the entire
herd of cattle, numbering ."-4 head, on the
Station farm. Only ono animal, a cow,
gavo' tho characteristic reaction, her temperature having risen from 102 dec. at li
p.m., the time of injection, to 10-1 dog. at
M a.m. She waB apparently healthy and
showed no physical symptoms of the dis-
caise, but a post mortem examination revealed tho pri'scucc iu tbo lungs, liver and
intestines of numbers of tubercles varying
in si/.e from that of a pea to that of a walnut. On another farm a herd numbering
,'18 head of cattle waa similarly tested, and
again ono animal, a cow, gave the condemnatory sign, ber temperature rising from
10*2.8 deg. at 7 p.m., thc time of injection.
to luli.ii deg. at 7 iun. Hut for the uae of
tuberculin thu disease in thia case could not
have been positively diagnosed. A post
mortem examination, however, confirmed
tbo existenceof tuberculosis. Tbo bulletin
adds: "When animala do not react after
the injection of tuberculin, it cun be aaid
with almost absululu certainty that they
are free from tubereulo9ls,sincc not a single
case has been unquestionably established
in which animals ntl'ectcd with tuberculosis
did not react. On the other hand, if a
roaction takes place, jt may bo said with
absolute certainty that tbo animal has
tuberculosis."
OTHER. i:vilil'.N'*i:
similar to the foregoing has been furnished
both in tho United Slates and in Canada.
At tho December council meeting of tha
Highland aud Agricultural society of Scot-
laud Professor Williams, the consulting
veterinarian, had no hesitation in stating
from his own experience that tuberculin
was a certain test when an animal had
tuberculosis, and be did not recommend
the society to institute fresh experiments
upon what was an established fact. Ho
had carried out the test satisfactorily both
with cows and with pigs, anl incidentally
he stated that tuberculosis waB raro among
pigs in Scotland, but common in Kngland.
Tuberculosis Jb not at prcaent aohuduled
ns a disease under tbo provisions of tho
Contagious Diseases (Animals) acts, the
want of a means of ell'eet.ing a correct
diagnosis being, no doubt, one of thc reasons for this state of things. Hut, if iu
tho forthcoming report of the Departmental
committoe, the tuberculin test should lie
recommended as safo ami reliable, a strong
argument would bu placed at the disposal
of the very considerable number of paoplo
who already advocate tho scheduling of
the dlsoase. The dittionlty thon to be faced
would be a financial uno, fnr compulsory
slaughter would involve a very largo outlay in ihu form of compensation. IVanco
is the only country which has included
tuberculosis in cattle among lho contagious
��� i-him-h**- under regulations, ibe law having
beon nausiul six years ago, Hul it only
provides for isolation and BiiperviHlon of
tuberculous cattle, and does not mako
slaughter compulsory,
what is to UK DUNK IS DAITAtN
will probably bo decided by the rocom-
mondaiioiis iu the report, which is now
anxiously awaited. Thin much, however,
may be tnkon fnr granted, lhat a country
which has successfully freed itself from the
dreadful scourge of lhe cattle plague, which
has more than once suppressed the ravages
of foot-and-iuouth disease, and which has
now brought pleuropneumonia down to a
vanishing point, will not hesitate when the
timo comes to grapple in tho same wholesale fashion wilh oven bo universal a disease
as tuberculosis.
Tho British Vice Ocnsul In Archangel
has Informed the Government that Dr,
Nanssn, tho Arctic explorer who is trying
to cross tha Arctic Ocean, Balled from
Charova, on the North Siberian Coast
early in August.
])j not fancy becauso hot weather is
gono, that yon cm bo negligent iu regard
to the cleanliness of the cnopa and nests.
There it not. so much danger of vermin as
there   was, but if you are   careless   your
fowls will sudor from its consequences.
This is tlio timo to fatten aid market
all your surplus stock. Look e.'-r the
Docks carefully, and put into the tattooing
pens all that will not bo profitable producers through the balance of the Winter,
or that aro not wanted for setting. Feeding
fowls that aro uotproducingauything, takes
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please pay amount due from them to this
paper to Mr. Robert Hall, storekeeper
and postmaster, who is authorized to receive and receipt therefor.
Railway to Comox.
It is strange that the Victoria Times
should oppose the extension ofthe Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway to Comox
district. In opposing Government aid it
is placing itself in hostility to the interests of this section.ind also of Victoria to
which this locality is naturally tributary
U is true the proposed extention would
traverse a portion ofthe railway belt and
of course benefit those lands, but there is
now a considerable extent of land*; settled
upon belonging to private ownership, besides the large, rich and populated prairie
valley of this district which never did belong to the Dunsniuirs including Comox
and Courtenay. Are these people and
their interests nol to be taken into ac.
count? That the Esquimalt & Nanaimo
Railway Co. will be benefitted by running its line up to Comox is so much the
better. It will require less aid to induce
it to build. The benefit to be derived by
it should undoubtedly be taken into consideration. At the same time the great
benefit the Province would derive from
having these lands settled and made tax
producing should not be lost sight of. nor
-.bou.d the just demands of this section
for railway connections be ignored.
If the railway were to run only to Union Mines there would be reason for the
cl iim put forth by the Times, but the
Government in granting aid should provide for ihe extension nf the line to the
Courtenay River near the bridge or beyond so as to tap the heart ofthe Comox
valley and be of the greatest convenience
tothe trade and traffic of this region.
This would connect with the line to Union, and while furnishing accommodation to that rapi. ly growing town, would
reach the centre of the Comox settlement, and interests entirely beyond and
outside of any possessed by the Duns-
muirs. Hy fixing the point of extension
as far north as mentioned the Govern*
ment would be justified in giving reasonable aid for its construction, and cannot
refuse such aid without incurring the
charge of being grossly partial to other
f-cctions which have less claim upon its
bounty. Built to the river.ihc road would be
in the direct aiul natural line which it must
utlimately go when extended, as it will
some day be, still farther up tke Island,
and will repel thc claim that its construction would be chiefly in the interest of
the railway belt. Therefore to disarm op
position and also to secure justice to this
valley and justify its own action any bill
brought down in aid of the extension of
the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
should provide thnt the line should be
built and operated as far north as the
Courtenay River,
Reform the Land Tax,
Taxes are necessary tn carry on the
government, and land should undoubtedly bear its fair proportion. Nevertheless
there are many ways in which the present
hnd tax system could be improved. En
lei prise should be encouraged, and there
fore buildings and permanent improvements should at least be taxed to only
half the extent of their value. The owner of unoccupied land who holds it for
speculation would then have tn pay as he
should, an additional amount, that is sup
posing real estate was taxed so as to
bring in the same revenue as now, which
we think it should do. It is notorious
that persons owning improved property
a re taxed out of all proportion to those
owning uninproved land.
Taxes are imposed upon pre-emptions
as soon as they are selected and the first
papers taken out, This is encouraging
with a vengeance. The occupant,if with
out meaas can not even maintain himself
at first without leaving his place fer per*
Free Coal.
The Wilson Hill which places coal on
the free list passed lhe House of Ropr**-
sentatives by a majority of 64. In a few
weeks it will be introduced into the Sen
ale where the battle will be fought over a
gain. Hy those best posted, it is not
doubted that il will pass the Senate, although by a very narrow margin. The
Senate is now composed of forty four
Democrats, thirty-eight Republicans, and
three Populists. The Populism are expected to vote fur free coal while their
votes may be neutralised by lhat many
opposing Democrats. The measure.how
ever, is reasonably safe, anil is sure to
receive the the approval of President
Cleveland. White certain sections, notably Washington, will be injured by free
coal, yet doubtless the c uuiry at largo
will be greatly benefi ted by thc impetus
which cheaper coal will give to manufac-
tur.i.g. Tu the districts of Nanaimo and
Cumox fie.-u-.i will come asa godsend
fructifying every enterprise and field ef
business endeavor.
A MARRIAGE LOTTEKT.
L*mu1i>m*-i Quaer Minor* mt l��nwry, Mftlrl-
tnni* Mid llohr*** l-hll-tiithr-ap**.
"Mich-tpl Harris and Nancy Jacobs
having polled tho highest number of
votes w-i*r-�� duly eJoctod to roceivs a
dowry of C2H and mnrriajro toes, and a
vacancy WW attain d.-elurud fi-r a conpU."
So ran a pani^rapb In a Juwixh papnr
n-ci-iiily. and a ropcrtor wm fired with
an i-mihi.ion to lcuxu more alxmt thent
1-i'll:** who give couple* dowries, aud
moro ttliont ths conditions nuder which
Mich duwri-'Hftra won. Tho benevolence,
it apt^nnid, emanated from tbe Sor!��ty
for Allowing Marriaj-jo Fees and a Portion to Vou tin Men ami Virtuous Girls
of tho Jewish Faith, The president of
this such'ty oue would ii;i*^t*uie wonld
bu a patriarchal none with fp-andchll-
di-'in *. ���mores about his 'ini-es. But Mr.
A. Swnnh, who Is the ficad of the so-
uiuty, is n young matt with a slight black
luuj-lachi*, a eloau shaven chin and certainly in> rrandchildren. When not
bynionoul.y "i-eupiud ba la c-njfa-fed in his
Im-rins***!) us a diamond merchant in flat-
ton U.-rdt-u.
������Tl.--* lir-oioly*," he said. In reply to the
iii,.-i -, iuw-v. "hiM Iweuin existence nearly fit) yearn, j-ml has done no small
amount uf -pud. It was started among
a tVw frit-iitl*- hi quite a small way, and a
dowry of JEIO only was alt that could tw
affordi-d nt lirst. But ��10, If nol exactly
a droii ia thu ocean, was not quite sufficient to answer the purpose in view, and
tm tho fund grew tho dowry wm increased
vo-CI-V"
"Are tho * ^-rations ol tbe society coa-
fiue-U.) bonduiii'*'
"?..*. Tii<} extend all orer England.
The funds br-: r**crnitod by subscriptions
of M.l amounts, from a penny a week upward. ft'*.l by ��� lunation*."
"It jrfree tbem n prior claim on ths
dowry purii4>��?"
"No, il doesn't 1 will make that clear
in a moment We assist about a doaeu
couplet eTi-ry year, the dowries and mart-Use foes *������ -mlag to orer ��300. The object in fciviiij. the dowry is to enable tbe
yonng couples to start a little bwdueas
together, lit-Core becoming candidates
for lit* dowry���toward which thoy need
not have HUlwcrilied a farthing���they
hare to bu poriMMsed of all home neooa*
saries aud furniture, and the man has to
prove to t he satisfaction of tho committee thut he is in a position to maintain
his wife."
"Only flrtuous girls are lobe befriended by the society, I gather from ita title.
Does it uot become rather a dtdicato mutter to adjudicate npon the iinalilioatious
of yonng lady applicants!*"
"Every case U investigated by two
members of tbe committee, spin rioted
nnnuully for that purpose. They make
their inquiries with proper tact and discretion, and they alao investigate tin*
character of the man. Let us go tlironj-b
the entire procedure. Say a vacancy bun
been declared, which means that we tiave
snfBclont In hnnd to put another dowry
up fur competition. Wuseud out cot-OS
tu that effect and supply forms of application. We get four, live, nix. ������criiM-m
11 iloii'ii couples contesting for the prise.
Thev all eomo before the committee iu
couples, and are asked quest lona eon
corning tbo money they hare saved, tho
nature of tbe man's work, uud so on.
Once, I supjM-a'*, I must huve 1-uuu pressing the pri.t,p-i'tivu bridegroiau pretty
luiwl. for the young lady spoko up sorrowfully, 'Well, sir, yon got married
once, aud we want to tool'"
"Wi 11, as soon as they hara been admitted as candidates, what follows'^
"We givo them n liook of members,
und tell them to go snd canvass for votes,
the memburs posaessiug votes in pro|ior-
tion to the amount of their subscriptions.1*
"Hare yon yourself many votesT
"Yea. I hold something like 80 rotes,*
"Then you are thu target of plenty of
beseii-hlng brown eyes and persuasive
glances)1"
"No, nothing out of the way, because
ns president 1 take no part in choosing
the recipients of the dower."
"Can you give me a specific instance
of tbe good the society bas doner
"1 can, aud a striking one, I think.
There are taree members of Ihe committee of the society, now men of position
and well to do, who were embarked upon life with dowries from the society."
-Pall Mall Guttle, ss*���-
Dtwf-Jcdlj VneoareallenaL
Mrs. Anguline Allen Is at it again.
Un. Allen is the young woman wbo
nearly threw Founder Bradley uf Asbnry
Park into fits last summer by appearing
on the beach in a bathing salt, in which
material was very scanty. She is now
ridiLf around Newark, K, J��� on ��� W-
cyule, wearing a pair of light fitting cor-
uuroy bret.-el-ee, patent leather shoe*, a
souave jacket a man's shirt, and possibly some ether olothes not risible to tbe
general public. The natives watch for
her with bated breath, and her appearance Is tbe signal for a nub to all tbe
front windows along tbe street���Ne*>
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Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
J. E. BUTLKR, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steam-* JOAN will ����il a. follow.
CALLING AT WAT 1-OKTS a. l��aB.llIor.
nnd freight m.jr o(T.r
U.T. Victoria, TuaaiUy, T a. m,
"   Nimnimo for Coniox, Wednesday, 7 .. ra
Leo Comox for Sauntmo,      Friday., Ta.su.
Nttuahoo for Victoria    Snturdry, 7 aa.
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria .Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Tabl*   No.  17,
To tako effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
Bautomber 30th. 1893. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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Ob Saturdays and Sundays
Return Tloksts wilt be issusd batwasn all
points for titers aod ��� quarter. Rood for it-
Nrasvllstsr thsn Hondftjr.
Return Tickets for aae aal a hslf ordinary
fsro   may ha  purchased  daily to all points,
food for lot-D tUys, Ineludlsf rfsy at Imbs,
Ko Kotnrn Tickets Isiood for s Uro sod a
��nsrur wbore tho slngls tan Is  twsstf *Hts
cents.
Tkrooih ralos bstsrtsa VloloriasadCscMa.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotet is otic of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast- and is situated at
(he mouth of thc Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the neij-hbt-rhood
The Bar conncted with the hotel ts
kept well supplied   with the best wines
���uul liquors.    Stage connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cumberland Hotel.
Union, B. C.
Tho finest hotel building
Fixtures aud liar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
Uruce St McDonald, 1'ropts.
Wood <St 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. C.
Conducts ��� General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays.Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Nanaimo Machine forks
or
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
net in  Street     ���   Wanaimo B. 0.
* Manufactures   Ihe   finest   cigares,
employing none but white tabor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when ymi can obtain a .superior article for thc same money?
���rVARNING
All person, driving os>r lhe wharf
or liriilgoH in Coniox district fastfi
than a walk, will U prownutedaccord
ng to law,
8. Or.��h
Go��. Ag"nl.
.. BUMa-Ml/m.          JOSEPH HUNTER.
Pra.li1.at.                      0m*1 SaH
II. K. PRIOR, .
Om. rrtigki sal p i�� A*.  I able rale*.
Oiiuitoland Meat Market
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
and
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders taken from surrounding
country.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
Nanaimo  Saw Mill
��� ftnd*.-
Sash and Door Factory
A HMlam, I-rop. Mill St., 1*0 ltoi U, TM, l*t
Nanaimo 11. C.
A complete stock of Rough aad Dressed
Lumber always on hand; alao Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
UliiuK Moulding, Scroll sawiag, Turning
and all kinds of wood finj-ihing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwond.
All orders accompanied withCiSH nrompt
ly and carefully atteaded tn.
Steamer kste4l
Harbor and ontttdt towing dona at
COURTENAY HOUSE,
COXTKTElTJLTr, B.C.
The loading: hotel ia Oomox district.
New and hacdaomely furnished,
excellent hunting and Ashing; cloae
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
O. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
in all its branches. Office Comer*
cial St, Nanaimo.
Yarwood & Young.
Hamsters, Solicitors, &c. Office Cor.
Baston and Commercial St., N*i-
naitno, 11. C.
HILBERT&SON
Funkkal Directors and Emhai.mkrs
r.ratJuntoi of ths OrUnUl. Rurska,
aad I'oiU'd Hun.* t'oiitgM of Km-
iMlMllal * >
Nanaimo, B. C.
<J* - Sio and $20, Genuine Confederate
*-PD��Billsonlvt��ve each; $50 and $100
bills 10 cents each; $) and St bills ascents
each. Sent securely staled on receipt of
price. Addrest, CHAS. D. IlARKKK, 90
S- Forsyth St., Atlanta, Ga., U. S. A. ���
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0*
W, E. Mc Carcney Chemist.
Manager.
Pur* Drufja Cht-iniuslt snd Patent
Medicines.
Ptij-Hlcani Prwlptloiis aad *IIord��rt till d
with euro ftiid (li��|i��*cli. F, 0. box 12
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His  Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily  Fresh  Eg      Butter,  Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having nbove for salt or de*
livery should consult liim.
Passengers carried to and from Union,
McK
enzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Logger*.' Work s Specialty.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesday* and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
8 Horaea, 100 Ihaap, and 80 Cowa
together with
8 Mowing Kachinee, 1 Steal Boiler
1 Re.pintr Machine, 1 Seed lower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Sprint wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeda ean ba aeen in nsjr poa-
eeuion.
Q B Leighton
At tho Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing ��� specialty
F. W. Hart
Mannfaotarer,   Importer, Wholee.1.
and  Retail Dealer    in
���T-*J*R-t*-X*r**r3UE
C*����RT��,   MROLEIIII, Oil. CLOTH    *M>
- HOUSE     FURINISHINC -
"Cy Largeat B^.'VimMl oTiu kind.
n-H Cardora. tt VanowTr B. fi.
"Bargains that are Bargains."
We have a Bargain Counter that is the leading topic of interest among the Ladies in Nanaimo. It is really remarkable
how cheap we have put in all the goods thereon. If you want
a cheap dress, jacket, water-proof, etc., this month, you
should take the next boat to Nanaimo and look the matter up.
We are honest about this and don't want one of our customers
to neglect this special sale.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
MCQuiLLAiT c?c gil:m:o:r*e
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery Outfit of
John \V. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand
*aa��    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
I. O. O. F., No .n
Uuior. Lodge, I. O. O. F��� meets every
Friday nijlil at 8 o'clock Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wriuht, K. S.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .4 A.M..II.C.K.
Courtenay U. C.
Lodge meets on evety Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiliny 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
lai.tn, at 8 p. in. at Castle Hal, Cmuox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited It, attend.
John llurd
K. R.S.
Notice to Taxpayers.
A*segment Act nnd Provincial
Revenue Tax
C. O. O. F,
Lnynl Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O
O. F. meet in the old North Comox*
school house every sccovd Monday at 8
p. ni Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett. Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Office in -2nd
flit, Green's Block,  Nanaimo,  B. C
Will he in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmak
[Worker in Light Metals and
Gunsmithing
P��Mmt offlco Xlk Hotel
Oomox, B. 0.
NOTICE is HEkKBY given, in accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial
Revenue Tax nnd all Taxes under the
Assessment Act .ire now due for the
year 1894. AH of the above named Taxes collectible within the Comnx, Nelson,
New Castle,and Denman and Hornby-
Island Divisions of the District of Comox are payable at my office.
Assesed Taxes are collectible at the
fallowing rates, viz,:������
If paii! on or before June 30th, 1894.���
Provincial Ke-enue. J3.00-,ber capita.
One-halt of 0110 per cent on Real Property.
Two ncr cent on Wild Land.
One third of onc per cent on Personal
Property.
One-halt uf ono it-tr cent on Income.
If paid after June join, 1894--
Two-thirds of one per cent on Real
Property.
Two and one-half per cent on Wild
Land.
One-half of one per cent on Personal
Property.
Three-fourths of out* persent on Income
W. B. Anderson,
Assessor and Collector.
Comox, Jan. 2nd, 1894.
E. Pimbury & Co*
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists   and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
7. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines, B C.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOUIS Z.AWXEVCE, PKOrEIETOH,
         MAKUrACTL'KER or
80DA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrup*.
Battler of Different Bran's of Lajcr B.er Steam Bear aad Carter
Agent 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 IT3 BRANCHES
"Grant and McGregor Props.
*.'-.    em i iwaa,a.sasHJjm^,���!,aaaaaaw��easaa.^aM.iii-,iLmxw.B.nj-,.u���ljjjj,
Anley & Smith,
COMOX mi UNION ti. C.
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc
Orders Filled on Short Notice.

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