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COURTENAY,  COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,  MAR. 8,   1893.
$2.00 PER YEAR
Courtenay, B. C.
For Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Ruhber
Goods,Groceries,Flour, Feed and Provisions,
fy    Go and see the prices at    *^""Jj
Courtenay, Comox District,   B. C.
J. B. HOLMES
Importer   aid  General Merchant
THE WHARF        +-x           COMOX, B. C.
Agent Dominion  Pianos and Organs.    Giant and Judson
Powder   Co.     B. C. Potter  and  Terra  Cotta   Works.    A
car/'otd of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flourjust to hand.	
W. J Young. p. F. Seharschmidt.
COUR TEN A Y P HARM A G Y.
���* PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES *
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOE AO : O A.1STID ct.g-a,:r,s.
UNION   MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
    A  Full   Line of F.verything   	
BUILDKRS   and CONTRACTORS
Ur UNDERTAKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
COMOX and UNION 11, C.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notic e.
OPPORTUNITY   ARRIVED
I hive for stie soins Splended  Lots and   Blocks a   little
EAST OF   COURTENAY  VILLAGE.
As is now understood, the Canad t Western will run its track
Directly Through Thn Properly
in pissing from Courtenay to Union   Wharf.   Figures low and
term; reasonable  now, but prices will be advanced before long
tl may be doubled any day .    Opportunity is  our guest   at
pp sent, and once neglected NEVER   RETURNS
Olfice at Courtenay,
Wm Cheney, Real F.statcAgt
Dr. W. J. Young
Physician Uf Surgeon
OFFICE c!s -DlESI-DE-trC.
Courtenay Pharmacy
COURTENAY,  B. 0
WARNING
All persons driving over the wharf
or Urldijm in   Coniox district fister
thin a walk, will he proneouted oooord
ing to law.
8. tfr.cch
Gov.   Agent.
UNION BAKERY
And Restaurant
E, I. CLAY,
Courtenay  B.   G.
Best   of everything   in   his   line
Always   on   hand.
Fraser ^Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
���Stage connects with all  steaintrrs at
the Hay.
Also do a general
Teaming Business
. Orders may b ��� left at the Ceurtenay
Hotel, or this offioe,
We don't say  that
It pays   to raise Oats,
But    if    you   have   lo   do    so
It pays to sow good seed
We oil' r, fur cash, a q'lanity of
The "American   Banner
Oats"
grown on new land.
Duncan  Bros.
STAGE  LINE
McArdle's   fine    stage   will   leave
COUHTKVAY for OoMOX
at 1 p. ill. on   Wiiu.vKsiiAYS, returning
after until hour.
On Saturday the stage will leave
i-'ouiitknay for Comox at 8 a. in, Re.
turning leave
COMOX   for UNION   MINKS
at tO a. in., returning ;o Comox same
even ng,
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and  Retail  Dealer    in
���PTJR.1TX TTJ-Frl E
CARI'KTS,   LINOLEUM, Oil. CLOTH   AND
- HOUSE     FURINISH1NG -
t3T I.nisest Establishment of ils kind,
2I-J4 Cordova St.       Vancouver,    II. C
Chas R Hardy & Co
Ken] Kahili*     v
AlulFin-inclnl B--*kor
Notary Public. Conrnynnccr,
N it nn i mo.  II, c.
McCann &  Cessford
Carpenters   *
And Builders
General Job Work
t3P UNDERTAKERS.
Courtenay B. C,
COMOX, B.C.
Flour A Feed Dry Goods
Farm Produce Boots & Shoes
Fancy OrocerioB Hardware
Crockery & Qlassware Faiut & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the nioulli of the Courtenay River, he-
tween Union and the larye farming settlement of Comox,
Trent ate plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Har connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied   with the best wines
and liquors.   Sta^e connects  with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Join
J. E. BUTLER,  MASTER.
On and after  Aug. 23rd, 1892
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS;
Lcivc Victoria, Tuesday, .-. a. in.
"   Nanaimo tor Coniox, \VL.(lne.(lny, 7 ft. m
"   Comox tor Valilos Inland. Tltursilay 711.111.
I lto'urninK snmediy. 1
1-onvo Comox for Nanaimo,      Frldnya, 7 a.m.
Nanaimo for Victoria.   Suturd.y, 7a.nl
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Slore street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y. ,
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30lh. 1892. Trains run
on Pucific Standard Time.
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On Saturday! and Sunday!
Return Tlokota will oo Uuitiod botwoon nil
point* for a fan, and a iiunrter, K"oil for return nol Imur lltan .Monday.
ItoturBftloketo for on i<t a hall ordinary
faro   tiuty l,o uurehaicil dally to all iiolntH,
Ko���ii for loven iLrs, Inolmllng tiny ol li.tw.
No Roturn Tickiils Issued for a faro and a
qunrler wlioro tlio oilitflv faro Is Lwnnty-lhc
cent..
Through ralo. between Victoria and Comox.
A.DUNSMUIR, JOSKMI HUSTKII.
President. Oarl'I rfillit.
ll.K.I'ltlOIl,
Gen. Freight nnd Pauongor Aki.
Society     Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. \V.
holds regular meetings on alternate Sat'
today evenings ,117.30 p. m. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliduy
Recorder.
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,U.C,R.
Courtenay 11. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Young
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodflc No 5, K. of I'., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited lo attend. ,
John ll.urd,
K. K. S.
The Court.nay Hotel
Leading hotel of Comox District
Everything first class.
Bates from $1.00to $2.00
Bar supplied with choicest liquors
This section is the   Paradise   for
Hunters aud Fishermen, and a favorite
resort for visitors from the cities.
R. Graham, Propr.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.   C.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays and Saturdays.
For Sale
Grain,    Produce,
And   Cattle
Also a fine farm.
Apply to
Adam MoKelvey
Union Steamship Co, B.CLtd,
IIKAU OFFICE and Wharf, Vancouv-*r.lJ.C.
Vnnooii-'ourftnrl Nun-iimo���SS. t'MWi Liuve**
0. 1'. It. Whurf rtmiy m 1:00 n. in. i-atarnli-0
from .V-iii--.iii-----t.7u, ni. ���.iirj-u ut ('OHI'iimJ ��
whi-rf until i.imu.
ViiTK-niivcr nnil 0'iiilox-SS. roninx   loavoa
Oouipiitiy'tf wharf awry Monday nt s. n in.
or Comux dlstt'lut, rulnrlnug on Tlioflduy,
Vrnii-tmvi-r nntl Nnrilnini I.o-,-|{iiig Carups
aml Soltoinu'ils ��� .-> 8. Coin';* IniVna Miti
r<nii|iiinys wlmrf overy Wfilim-iliiy ��l Uu. m.
fur UihHon'H l.uritliiii'.Siiuf.-li'ili. Wclcoinn \lnm
l.unil, Coriiiri, Iliiiii l-lanil itiul rotUPIilliB tlio
Kiiiiiii run to..nnd to I'ort Novillu uml vviky-iorlH
ovory iitloriirito wouk
. tKQ,8tunmors uml scows nlwnya nvHllnblu tor
Kxi-iirsioiiH.Towin-', Ktoii'MliiK Ihisiiit'sn.   Am
iilo BtoniRO   AcoomnilBtioii  on t'o'a wlmrf.
I'lirl iciiiiti h on u-i|ilintt ion to thia oltict:.
WM. WEBESTEH;   Manager.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B, C.
(icnerat lllticksniithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Lo���^���-'(���rs, Work a Specialty.
Neb   Hill Property.
Six and One  Half Acres
on   Nob  Hill Tacing the Gulf.
Splendid Fruit Land
free from wind and frost and
suitable for a
Gentleman's    Residence
Four Acres are in grass and
the rest slashed. Price $600,
balance  three and six months.
Enquire at News Office.
Regina versus the Hangman.
This Hf-bratf-d case came o(T last
week in tlif court Houhp at the Biy before Chi* f Justice Gridiron.
Promptly nt the appointed hour the
Court opened. The complainant waa
the first witnecs.
Complainant ( very excit-dly amauka
the Inlile ) Thpy threate-ied to bniif*
m-* ns high as Human. Ev< ryhorly i**
acainst W, They said th'-y would
hang mc to to the rafters of the build
It'll, I know too much. That's what's
the matter, They threatened to hung
me fiom the ynrdarm of the Joan, nnd
dip nn* like a randle in the vut of Com
ox fioy, but they can't shut me up. 1
tun doing to open my mouth wido
lid*, lime and spit it all out. They Hell���
[Greatr-em-attoti and quaking among
tiie audieime.
Queen's officer. Order in the court!
The Court. You bought red pepper
Why did you do that?
Complainant. Because I don't like
hlnek pepper,
The Court,   Did any one else hear
thepe threa'sl
Complainant.      Only my two ran.
The Court.   Stand aside.
Deft.    I   deny    in tcetotalum   the
charges.
The Court. Did you use any threat-
enftiK langungi-f
Deft, He had bought two bottles
of red pepper nn hour or two before
the great ball was to begin, of a men h
ant of Coniox, and declared that he
wan fining to seed down t1 e floor ef
the Imll with i', and let the dancers
r-cuft'it in.
The Court.    And you told himt
Tin- Deft.   Very mildly that he was
r great "-inner,
Th-Court.   Not more than that?
Deft.    I   carefully    restrained   the
" noble rnge ' that  po-s-wed me,
The Court.    Next witness.
Queen's officer    Mr  Surgeon! Mr
Sjurgetti!   Mr Surg'on! come  fort hi
Mr. Surgeon.   The charge ia false,
firm ton In bottom.
The Court.   You   ore   a medicine
nm nl
Mr. Surgeon.    I enjoy that dignity
Th"Court.    tf()U  were   one of the
committee in charge of the grand hop)
Mi Surgeon.     J also enjoy th .t distinction
Thc C nrt. WJihI eff''<-t wn"ld "cd
ii g di'.Wihc hall floor with red pepper
have prediced?
Mi Surg. .<n    Tbe firs' efTeut would
havo bee-, that the romp ainant would
h ve gotten a v<*ry bad head  J ut on
him.
The Court.    And ihe --econd  effect.
Mr Burgeon.   Thai everybody would
have b' en com| i-l'&l to leave th'- r om.
The Court.   The complainant had a
ticki t I'ollie ball/
Mr Surg'on.   Yes.
The Court.   Did you admit him.?
Mr Hurgeoit.' So    Forty   'ickets
wouldn't have been sufliuient after wb
had le.rned hi-inteii'ioua.
Mr Rosemary. 1 have ulwrgs-of the
logger's r-'nch, Thc complain nu works
under me,
The Court. Did you send him after
the j ep'pi-rl
Mr koscmnry. No. We can't afford it.   It too great a luxury.
Tho Court, \V" must sec this man
who sold the p-pp'T,    Whereishe?
Several voices. H 's olf on a load
of hay
The Court. The'oam- stands adjourned until" p m. In the meantime
Mr UlHi'er have the witness hum at
that time, di-ail or alive.
[At 7o clock the court, walks in through
u den e crowd aud ihe Queen's officer
commands attention.
Tl:e Count. Let the pepper merchant
be sworn,
P Merchant,   Isold thncompliannnt
t��o bottles of  Cayenne   Kiai double
strength   deeply dyed  pepper of our
direct   liupo taiion.
The Court    What dab?
P-Merchant   Eve of the K of P bill
The Count    Is thero any other circumstance thut enables you tolixtha
time?
]' Merchant Yef; it was on the an
nivnsiry of the destruction of the
Cherry Tree wld-ih Gen Washington
t-ui rlown with bin littlp hatchet
The Court 'lhat settle* tha date
Now what did he say he was going to do
with ii?
t�� Merchant After he got it he
said he was going (o Heed down the
hull fl or He thought cayenne would
produce kiai I bid him what 1 had
given Mm was 8 mixture of the two
and tried to get it back, but he intimated that if I wanted it bully 1 might
VAn some >'t thu li .11
The Court This case is clear as mud
The complainant made no effort to put
bin scheme of seeding down thc hall
in'o effect II s statement 1�� fore hand
that he would do so was merely intent
ed as a little scare I put that into
oue end if the scales Then I consld
that the threat to suspendthe couipb.lr-
ant to th* rafters of thc building etc if
made by the defendant, was only tu
tended to he executed upon a contingency, and therefore may be put down
as made in u Pickwickian sense I put
this bluff into the other end of the
scales ami find they balance evenly
The result is the case is not made out
Mr Cfru'cr your first duty's to collect
the costs, and then ex-cute the further
nvindate of the law which is thai this
uhsh and all the parties connected
with it be thrown out of court.
Union Flashes.
With the advance of spring we see
& new movement. Runim'SH appenrs
to revive. There is pet haps the same
output of coal, hut pr' parations for an
increase of work are going on. And
then there is always the immense realm
of speculation The going to be is
much more resplendent than the "has
been."
The newtownpite is thp chief point
of Interest Dunsmuir ave, is to be
extended down through it, and then
crossstieels will follow. The' snow is
kindly leaving and th'-smiling weather
lends encouragement to activity.
There ia no luck of faith. A large
coal camp requires a gre t deal of help
and men require j ay. Money is suit
tend and then* is a general scramble
for each to get his share. Where thf-rn
is money, men wisely reason, is a good
place to come, hence lots are going in
the townsite llkeholcnkes ina hungry
crowd. And p* ople are going to build!
Roll. Grant's teams were busy last Thurs
day drawing lumber for building. We
believe this was the first for the new
townsite but how many loads mo e will
go there this season no one can tell,
but if expectations are realized, there
will be a good many.The Mc Kim's new
store will soon take form and substance
It will be a good looking building, and
many are anxiously looking for it's
opening. Mr. Ed McKim will bring
h- re his you tig and accomplUhed wife
aud the couple will make a very desir-
abl- addition to society,
Mr. Mat hew*-on, the milk man has
bought a lot here in th" new uddinon,
nnd it h expected he will build, He
didn't buy, it U said, for speculition
but for business. He will be welcome
as all comers are.
There ha*-e been other sales, but the
Company are a little reticent. They
dont want a boom, and it in difficult to
le��rn the facts.
Mr. Grant, the livery and mill man
will erect a few houses on the new
townsite this season. And whv no'?
It lies beautifully und is healthy, and
business can be done here,
There is an undercurrent of speculation about Union lvharf. Wh��t with
the late purchasH of land there, the
pr- posed establishment of coking o
ve> s, and the whisperings of a smelter
to cost�� cool $1,000 000, there is
much food for reflection and hope.
President Harrison before the expiration of his term revoked the tolls levied
onCanadian vessels and cargoes in thc
.Sou final
Comox Agricultural Association
At the last meeting ofthe officers and
directors, Mr. George Hcathcrbcll nf Horn
by Island was elected a director to fill a
vacancy in the board.
Thursday the 14th day of September
next was fixed upon as the day of exhibition.
The Dm e n brothers have kindly given
the use of ihc piece of land on thc Court
enay River at the bend below the mouth
of the Tsnlum River, for the purposes of
the exhibition next fall, which the Directors gladly accepted.
The Directors will endeavor to make
arrangments for the cheap transportation
of slock and articles from the islands intended for exhibition at the Fair.and will
proba >ly assist in thc transportation from
the wharf.
The necessary papers have been sign*
cd, and sent below for the Incorporation
of thc Association and a rcasoablc allowance is expected from the Government
in aid ofthe enterprise.
It is hoped that every one who is disposed to aid the association,will become
a member.
Local Brevities
What's new?   Cubb,s Cough  Cure   is
new, effectual and speedy.
Yon Yonson has left town.
The fir tree is said to be the oidest of
the trees of the earth.
It is rumored that the Westwnod Hotel will be built the coming summer at the
Hay.     ,
Many arc looking to sec large developments at Union Wharf this year.
Mel'hee & Moore are enterprising mer
chants,    They keep Cubb's Cough Cure.
Fraser 8t Thomas' new livery with its
rustic outside makes a '���cry showing build
ing.
Mr. Cheney's new dwelling will soon
be finished.
The drummer*- arc around now pretty
livcy indicating that the trade of our merchants is desirable.
Just look at thc new and enlarged ad
of McPhee & Moore. Its thc big ads
that talk.   They  mean large sales.
J.W. Creighton, representing J.C. Leask
& Co. tailors, Victoria was a passenger
on the SS. Joan.    He relumed   Friday
J.IJ Holmes is agent for the sweetest
toned pianos in the Dominion. He is
Ii constant advertiser.
Thc McKims know the value of newspaper advertising and have got a corner
on the paper and arc rejoicing in big
type. Their patrons rejoice in big bargains.
The British Columbia members recommended that the Government pay Mrs.
Cordon the sessional indemnity of her
late husband. Thercare many precedents
for this.
Rev. Mr. Willemar will leave next Friday to attend thc Grand Lodge of United Workmen which will hold it's session
at Chilbwack on the 12th ir.st-
Duncan liros. have a change in their
ad this week, and the farmers would do
well to read it. It contains an important
announcement.
Mrs. C. C. Westwood left last Friday
on the Joan for Nanaimo,t\here she will
remain a few weeks visiting frends.
In ihe half column spaceon 4th page
reserved for Robert Grant of Union there
will appear a business announcement
next week. Such men as Grant never
do things in a small way.
We receive orders for Hrownlee's com
mercial map ofthe Province. It is a fine
map and will answer all the purpose of
the fifteen dollar one, and is a home production    Can be seen at our office.
Cubb's Cough Cure is leading in the
cities as the safest, surest, and speediest
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Whooping
Cough and kindred ailments.
The railway survey made by Going's
party branches off" at C. C. Wesiwood's
farm.between the house and barn-one fork
going back ofthe hills towards tbe Ray,
and ihc other pointing towards Cou tenay
These forks are-ln the form ofa wishbone
Just take hold gcntleinen,piill and wish
at thc same time.but no jerking, and may
the Lord have mercy on your souls.
The steamer Joan brought down from
Hornby island yesterday Messrs Romand
er and Fckforth who have been selecting
a site for a saw mill. They are returning
to San Francisco to purchase thc macl.in
ery. Mr. Romandcr tonics fiom New
York, Kckforth from San Francisco.
���Times Feb. 25th.
Mr. H. I, Brown, Deputy D. D.G. M.
will hold a meeting this ( Wednesday) e-
vening at the school house in Courtenay
for the purpose of organizing a lodj-e of
the Canadian Branch of ihc Manchester
Oddfellows, aiso at the same place ou
Friday evening.    Meeting opened  to all,
Pocket Map ofthe Province.
The Dominion Publishing Company of
Vancouver have just issued a pocket e-
dition nf Mr. L. C.iss Woodman,*! fine map
of British Columbia. The map is enclosed in a neat, stout cover, bearing on the
outside the arms ofthe province, making
a very convenient pocket companion.
The map is up to date in every particular; a faithful and compendious presentment of all that is known about the prov
ince, geographically. In ihe title corner
is a concise well-arranged epitome of
political information, and statistic s ofthe
commercial, mining and other industries
ofthe province. This handy edition of
the map is multum in p.irvo, and will
prove of much service to all who
wish lo"kecp posted."
Laid to Rest.
Mrs. W.R.Rnbb breathed her last on
Fiiday Mar. 3rd. At the time of her decease she was 52 years of age and hnd
been an invalid for a long time. She
was a sister of the late D.W, Gordon of
Nanaimo, member ol the House of Com
mens, whose death preceded hcr's by only a few days, She was an estimable lady
and her death will be sincerely mmncd
by a laweclrcleof relations   and friend/
Thc funeral lonk place on Monday
from ihe English Church at thc Mission
the Rev J.X. Willemar conducting the
the services. The attendance was large
notwithstanding the pouring rain, which
must have kept many away who otherwise would have shown by their presence
their respect for the dead as well as sympathy for the living.
The pall bearers were Alex. Urqnhart-
Thos. Culms, Michael Donahue, j. II.
Holmes, G. G. Mcdonald and Wm.Maih
cw-on.
From the church the remains were
borne to the Old English Church cemelcr*
v where they were consigned," earth to
earth ashes to ashes," in God's Acre.
Tl'MU'.RS
Will be received up to Monday, 13th Inst
for thc erection and construction of a
two story building, at Union. Plans and
specificatons can be seen at thc office of
ihe undersigned. Lowest ar any bid not
necessarily accepted.
R. Grant &  Co.
Mr. Stead, editor ofthe Review of Reviews will exhibit at the World's Fair a
spook machine to faciliate communication
with the spirit world-
English Church Service.
Rev. Mr. Nixon of Denman Island will
preach Sunday March 12th at ���*������(. Andrews Church at thc Mission at n a.m.
and at St. Peter's at thc Ray  at 3 p m.
Notice to Dairymen
I obtained a special reduction in price
from the Canadian agent of the De Laval
Cream Separator in order to introduce a
few of their machines into this district.
Every dairyman will find it tohisadvan
tage to secure one and keep abreast with
the times.
For    oarticulars
Apply to B. Crawford
Shipping   News.
The SS, Comox arrived al the Ray on
Monday nAamoon wilh n foil cirgo.
Consignees:'   J, ft. Holmes,  hardware,
gencrnl mdse and groceries} McPhee &
Moore, flour, rolled oats, feed, hardware
general mdse- groceries, etc.; J. Mc
Kim-groceries and hardware [Geo. Howe,
fresh beef and hams; K. J. Millctt, doors
and windows.
Among the passengers wereJ.T. Wilkinson ofthe "World" newspaper, and II.
LBrown a travelling agent
The World's Representative.
J. T. Wilkinson known throughout
ItritMi Columbia as ihe "World man on
thc wing1' arrived on the SS.Comox Mnn
day evening. He will probably visit some
cfour people in the Interest of that paper
and very likely write up the district, lie
will find much lo interest him except the
weather which just now he will recognize
as a Vancouver article and unsatisfactory
We hope, however, he will stay long enough to sec a specimen of our usual Com
ox weather with which he is sure to be de
lighted.
He will be found a mosl genial gentleman and the Weekly World which he re
pre5ents,|the largest "and best paper published in the Province. Of course when
speaking ofthe best we make the usual
exception. Sertously-we think everyone
should lako thc local paper and pay for it
and then if he has any money left he
should take one or more outside papers,
of which ihc World stands preeminent
In this connection wc may state that the
WORLD for only SO cents extra presents
its subscribers with a magnificent map of
the Province, published by thc Dominion
Publishing Co* a notice of which appears
-Iswhere in this paper, IDYEimRROFSVEW. HOLMES
BV A. COSAS UoVI.K.
In choosing & few typical cues whioh illustrate the remarkable mental ("-uatttiea ol
my friend Sherlock Holmes, I have endeavored, as tar as possible, to select those
whioh represented the minimum of sensationalism, while offering a fair field for his
talents. It Is however, unfortunately, impossible to entirely separate the sensation-
al from the criminal, and a chronicler is
left in the dilomma that he in nit either
sacrifice details, which are essential to his
statement, and bo give a false Impression ol
the problem, or he must use matter which
ahanoe, and not choice, lias provided
him with. With this short preface I shall
turn to my notes of what proved to he a
strange, though a peculiarly terrible, chaiu
of events.
It WaS a blazing hot day in Augint.
Baker Street was like an oven, ami the
glare of the sunlight upon the yellow brick
work of the houses aorosa thu road was
piiuful to the eye.    It was   hard to belie'
th it these were the same walls which loomed so gloomily through the fogs of winter,
Our blinds were half-drawn, and Holmes
lay curled upon the sofa, reading and re'
reading a letter which he had received by
the morning post.   For myself, my term of
service In India had trained me to stand
heat better than cold, aud a thermometer
at ninety was no hardship, but tin* morn
ing p iper was uninteresting. Parliament had
risen. Everybody was out of town, and I
yearned for the glades of the N'ew Korest or
Iho shingle olSouthsea, A depleted bank account had caused met ip3stpone my holiday i
and us to my companion, neither tho conn'
try nor the sea presented tho slightest at-
traction lo him. He loved to lie in the
very centre of five millions of people, with
his filaments stretching out and running
through thorn, responsive to overy littio
rumor or suspioion of unsolved crime.   Ap-
fireciation ol nature found no place among
lis in my gilts, and his only change wus
when he turned his mind from tlio evil-doer
of tin: town to track down his brother of the
coil nt ry.
Finding that Holmes was too absorbed
for conversation, I had tossedaside the barren paper, and leaning back in Iny chair, I
fell into n brown-study, Suddenly my com*
p tnioti'a voioo broke in upon my thoughts.
" Volt aro right, Watson," said he. "It
does seem a most preposterous way of settling a dispute."
".Most prcpostorous I" I exclaimed ; and
then, suddenly realizing how ho had echoed
the Inmost th-night of tny soul, 1 sat up iu
iny chair and stared at him in blank amazement.
" What in this, Holmes ?" I cried. "This
is beyond anything which 1 could have
Itnaglued,"
Ho laughed heartily at my perplexity,
" You remember, said he, " that some
little tlmeago.whenlreadyouthe passagein
one of Poo's sketohos ia which a close rcas-
oner follows thc unspoken thoughts of his
companion, you were inclined tn treat thc
matter as a mere tour deforce ef the author.
Oh my remarking that I was constantly in
the habit of doing the same thing, you ex-
pressed incredulity. "
"Oh, no I"
" Perhaps not with your tongue,my dear
\\ ataon, but certainly with your eyebrows.
So when I saw you throw down your paper
and enter upon a train of thought, I was
very happy to have the opportunity of reading it oil, aiul eventually of breaking into
it, as a proof that I had been in rupport
with you."
Hut 1 was still far from satisfied. " In
Hie example whioh you read to me," said I,
" trie reasoner drew his conclusions from
the actions of the man whom ho observed.
If I remember right, bo stumbled over a
heap of stones, looked up at the stars, and
so on, Hut I havo boon seated quietly in
my chair, and what clews can I have given
you t"
" You do yourself an injustice. The fea-
lures are given to man as tho means by
which he shall express his emotions, mid
yours aro faithful servants," ,
" Uo you mean to any that you road my
train of thouidits from my features?"
" Your features,and especially your eyes.
Perhaps you oauuot younelf recall how your
reverie commenced!"
"No, I cannot."
"Then I will tell you. After throwing
down your paper, which was the action
Which tlrow my attention lo yon, you Bit
for half a minute with a vacant expression.
Then your eyes lixed themselves upon your
newly framed picture of Goneral Gordon,
and 1 saw by the alteration in yaur faae
that a train of thought had been started.
But it did not lead very far. Your oyes
II-shed across to the untrained portrait of
Henry Ward Beecher which stands upon
the lop nf your books. Youthen glanced
up at the wall,and, of courso,your meaning
was obvious. Yon were thinking that if the
portrait were framed, it would just cover
that hare space, and correspond with
Gordon's picture over thero."
" You have followed mc wonderfully !" I
exclaimed.
"So far I could hardly have gone astray.
Hut now your thoughts went buck to
Beecher, and you looked hard across as if
you were studying tho character in his
features. Then your eyes eeased lo pucker,
hut yon continued to look across, aud your
face was thoughtful. You were recalling
the incidents of Boechcr's career. I was
well aware that you could not do this without thinking of the mission which he undertook ou helm If of the North at the time of
the civil war, for I remeniher your expressing your passionate indignation at tho way
iu wllloh 1)0 was received by the nitre tnr-
bulout of our people. You fell so Htrongly
abuut it that 1 knew yon could not think of
Beecher without thinking of that also.
When, a moment later 1 saw your eyes
wander away from the picture, I suspected
that your mind had now turned to the civil
war, and when I observed that your lips
set, your eyes sparkled, and your hands
clinched, 1 was positive thai, you Were indeed thinking of the gallantry which was
shown hy both sides in that desperate
Struggle But then, again, your faeo grew
Bftddor; yon shook your head. You wero
d welling upon tho soilness am! horror Mid
useless waste of lifo, Your hand stole
towards your own old wound and a
���mule quivered on your lips, which
Showed mo   thut    the   ridiculous   side   of
this method of settling Intornatton*
al question had forced itself upon youi
miuil. At this point 1 aarood with you that
It was nropoitorotll, and   wan glad to  'hid
that all my deductions had boon car root."
"Absolutely," said I,    " And now that
you have explained it, I confess that I  am
as amazed iih before."
" It was very Bliporflolal, my dear Watson, I assure you, I should not have Intruded it upon your ftttontlon hail you not
shown iomo Incredulity the "ther day. But
I have in my hands here a little problem
which may prove to be more difficult of solution than inysiird! essay in thought-reading. Havo you observed in the paper a
short paragraph referring to the remarkable
contents ofa packet sent through the post
to Miss Susan Gushing, of Cross Street,
Croydon 1"
" No ; I saw nothing."
"Miss Susan Gushing, living at Gross
Street, Groyilon, has been made the victim
of what must he regarded as a peculiarly revolting practical jolce, unless some
more sinister moaning should prove to be
attached to the incident. At two o'clock
yesterday afternoon a small packet, wrapped in brown paper, was handed in by the
postman, A card-board hox was inside,
which was filled with coarse salt. On emptying this, Miss (anliing was horrified to find
livo human ears, apparently quite freshly
severed. The hox hid beoii sent by parcol
post from Belfast upon the morning before.
There is no Indication as to the sender, and
the matter is the more mysterious as
Miss Cuihlng, who is a maiden lady of fifty
has led   a most retired  life, and has so few
acquafntnnc *i or correspondents that, it is a
rare event for her to receive anything
through ihe post. Some years ago, however,
when she resided  in Penge, she let apart-]
menu in her house to three yenng medical i people were murdered, who bat their
students, whom she was obliged to get rid murderer would have sent this sign of his
of on account of their noisy an 1  irreyular ] work to Miss Onshinftl     Wo may taki
account ot their noisy an 1 irreguli
.bits. The police are of opinion that this
Outrage may have been perpetuated upon
Miss Gushing Iiy these youths who owed
her a grudge, and who hoped to frighten her
by sending her these relics of the dissecting-
rooms. Some probability is lent to the the
o.'y by  the fait tiiat oue of these students
l* may
tint tin* sender of the packet is the man
whom we want. But he must have some
strong reason for --ending Miss Gushing
this packet. vYhat reason, then? it
must have been to tell her that
the deed was done ; or to pain her.
perhaps.    Bit iu that ease she knows who
cam-- from the north of Irelaud, aud, to the | it is.    Does she know !    I doubt it.    If sh<
It is a piece of tarred twine,
doubt,  remarked that
best of Miss Gushing's belief, from Belfast
In the meantime the matter is being actively invest igated, Mr. Lea trade, one of the
very smartest of our detective otlioera, being iu charge of the case."
"So much for the Daily Chronica," said
Holmes, as I finished reading, "Now for
our friend Lestrade, I had a notofiom him
this mom'-ig, in which he says i 'I think
that this cue is very much in your Hue.
Wj havo every hope of clearing tho matter
up, but we find a little difficulty iu getting
anything to work upou. We have, oft
course, wired to the Belfast posl-oil'ice, but
a large number of parcels were handed in
upon that day, and they have no means of
Identifying this particular ono, or of remembering the sender. The hox is a half-
pound box of honeydow tobacco, and does
not help us iu a*iy way. Thc medical
stuJent theory lUll appears to me to be llie
most feasible, but if you should have a few
hours to spare, I should he very happy
to see you out hero. I shall be either at the
houso or in the police station all day,' \\ hat
say you, Watson 11 'an you rise superior to the
heat, and run down to Groydou with me on
the off ahanoe of a case for your annals!"
" 1 was longing for something to do."
*' You shall have il, then.    King for   our
boots, and tell them to order a cab.    I
he back iu a moment, when I havo oliangnl
my dressing-gown ami tilled my cigar-ease."
A shower of rain   fell whilo wo  were in
the train, and tho heat was far loss oppi
live in Groydou than in town.    Holmes had
sent on a wire, so that Lestrade, ns wiry, al
dapper, nud ns ferrotliko as ever, was wail
ing for us at the station.    A walk of livi
minutes took us to Gross Street, where Miss
('lulling rcsidoil.
It was a very long street of two story
brick houses, neat aud prim, with whitened
stone stops and little groups of aproned
women gossiping at tho doors. Half-way
down, Lestrade stopped and tapped at a
door, which was opened by a small servant
girl. Miss Gushing was sitting in tho front
room, into which we wore ushered. She
was a placid-faced woman with largo.gouth
eyes, and grizzled hair curving down ovei
her temples on each sido. A worked antimacassar lay upou her lap, and a basket of
colored silks stood upon a stool beside hor.
' They are in thc out-house, those dreadful things," said sho, us Los trade entered.
' I wi-.h that you would take them away
altogether."
"So I shall, Miss Gushing.   I only kept
them here   until my   trieud   Mr.   Holmes
should havo soon them iu your presence."
" Why in my presence,  sir?"
"In case he wished to ask any questions.'
" What is tha use of asking me questions,
when I tell you that I know nothing whatever about it!"
"Quite so madam," said Holmes in his
soothing way. " 1 have no doubt that yon
have been annoyed mora than enough
already over this business.
" indeed I have, sir. I am a i-uiet woman and live a retired life. It is something
new for mc to see my name in the papers
and to Ibid the police iu my house. 1 won't
have the c things iu here, Mr. Lostr.tde.
If ynu wisli to see them you mast go to the
out-house."
It was a small shed iu the narrow garden
whioh ran down behind the house. Lestrade
wont in and brought out a yellow card-board
hox with a piece of brown paper and some
string. There was a bench at the edge of
tho path, and wo all sat down while Holmes
examined, one by one, the articles which
Lcstrailo handed to him,
This string is exceedingly interesting, "
he remarked, holding it up to the light and
���milling at ib " What do you make of this
string, Lestrade?"
"It has heen tarred."
Precisely,
You have also, ������������,.���������
Miss Gushing has cut tho cord with a
scissors as can he seen by the duublo fray
on each side.    This is of importance.'
" 1 cannot see the importance," said Lestrade.
" The importance lies iu tho fact that the
'{not is left intact, and that this knot is of
a peculiar character."
" It is very neatly tied. I havo already
mado a note to that effect," said Lestrade,
cjmplacently,
"So much for the string then," said
Holmes, smiling ; " now tor tho box wrapper. Brown paper, with a distinct smell of
colleo. What, you did not observe it ? I
think there can bo no doubt of it. Address
printed in rather straggling characters :
' Miss S. Gushing, Gross Street, Croydon.'
Dono with a broad pointed pen, probably a
J, and with very inferior ink, i'he word
Croydon has been spelt originally with an j,
which has been changed to y. Tho parcel
was directed thou by a man���the printing is
distinctly masculine���of limited education
aud unacquainted with the town of Croydon.
So fur, bo good! The hox is a yellow half-
pound honey-dew box, with nothing distinctive save two thumb-marks at tha left
bottom corner. It is filled with rough salt
of tha quality used for preserving hides and
other uf thu coarser commercial purposes.
Aud embedded iu it are these very singular
inulosurcs."
Ho took out the two ears as he spoke, and
laying a hoard across his knees, he examined
them minutely, while Lestrade and I,
bending forward on each sido ol him, glanced alternately at these dreadful relics and
at the thoughtful, eager faeo of our coin-
Iianiou. Finally he returned them to the
iox once more, and sat for a while in deep
thought.
" You have observed, of course," sai I he
at last, " that the ears arc not a pair."
" Yes, I have noticed lhat. But if tills
woro tho practical joke of some students
from tho dissecting-rooms, it would hu as
easy for them to send two odd ears as a
pair."
" Precisely.    But this is  not a practical
loke."
" You are sure of it? "
" The presumption is Htrongly against it.
Bodies iu the dissecting-rooms are Injected
with preservative fluid, These oars beat-
no signs ol this, 'I hey nre fresh, too. Thoy
have been out oil' with a blunt Instrument,
which would hardly happen If a stiidout had
done It. Again carbolic or rectilied spirits
would   he tho  preservatives which   would
suggest themselves to  tho medical mind,
certainly not rough salt, J repeat that there
is no practical joke hero, hut that we are
investigating a serious crime,"
A vague thrill ran through mo as I listened to my companion's words and saw the
stern gravity which had hardened his features. This brutal preliminary seemed
to shadow forth some strange and inexplicable horror iu the background. Lestrade,
however, shook his head like a man who is
only half convinced,
������ There aro objections to tho joke theory
no doubt," said ho : " but there arc much
stronger reasons against tho other. We
know that this woman has led a most quiet
and respectable life at Pengo and here for
tho hist twenty years. Sho has hardly
been away from her home for a day during
that time. Why on earth, then, should any
criminal send hor the proofs of his guilt,
especially as, unless she is a most consummate actress, she understands quite as little
of the matter as wo do?"
"That is the problem whicli wohftVC to
solve," Holmes answered, "and for my part
I shall set about it by presuming that my
reasoning is correct, and that a double
murder has been committed. One of theso
ears is a woman's, small, finely funned, and
pierced for au ear-ring. Tho oilier is a
man's, sunburned,iliseolorcd and also pierced for an ear-ring. These two people are
presumably dead, or wc should havo heard
their story before now. Today is Friday.
The packet was posted on Thursday morn-
ing. The tragedy, then, occurred on Wednesday or Tuesday, or earlier,   If the two
knew, why should she call the poli
She might have buried the ears, and no
one would have been the wiser. That is
what she would have done if she had wished
to shield the criminal. But if she does not
wish to shield him she would givo his name.
There is a tangle here winch needs straightening out." He had been talking in a high
quick voice, staring blankly up over the
garden fence, hut now he sprang briskly to
his feet and walked towards ihe house.
" 1 have a few questions to ask Miss
Gushing," said he.
"In thai case I may leave you hero,'
said Lestrade, "for 1 have another small
business on baud.      I   think   that    I  have
nothing further to learn from Miss Gushing,
You will liud me at tin* police .station."
"Wo shall look in on our way to the
train," answered Holmes.
A moment later he and 1 were back in the
front room, where tho impassive lady was
Hlill quietly working awayal her ant i macassar. She put It down on her tap us we on*
tared)   and looked at  us   wilh her frank,
searching blue eyes.
"I am convinced, sir," she said, "lhat
this matter is a mistake, and that tho par'
eel was never meant for me at all. I have
said this SOVOral time' lo tho gentleman
from Scotland Yard, but he simply laughs
al me. I have not an OIISIUV in the world,
as far as I know, so why should auy one
play me such a trick ? "
" I am coming to be of ttio same opinion
Miss Gushing." said Holmes, taking u seat
bolide lior, " 1 think that it is moro than
probable���"
He paused, ami I was surprised on glano
Ing round to see that he was staring will
singular intentness   at   the lady's  profile
Surprise and satisfaction were both for an
instant  to  be    read upon  his eager face,
though when she glanced round to find  out
the cause of his silence he had become  ns
demure as ever. 1 stared hard myself at h
fiat griz/lod hair, her trim cap,  her little
gilt ear-rings,   her placid  features, hut   I
could see nothing which could account for
my companion's evident excitement,
" There were onc or two questions-
" Oh, I am wvary of questions !"   cried
Miss Gushing, impatiently.
" You have two sisters, I believe.'
" How could you know that ?"
" I observed the very instant that 1 entered the room that you havo a portrait
group of three ladies upon the mantelpiece
oue of whom is undoubtedly yourself, whili
the others arc so exceedingly like you that
there could bo no doubt of the telatior
ship."
" Yes, you aro quite right. Those are my
sisters Sarah and Mary.
" And hero at my elbow is another por
trait, taken at Liverpool, ol your youngei
sister, in the company of a man who appear-
to ho a steward hy his uniform.    1 observe
mat she was unmarried at the time,"
" You aro very quick at observing."
" That i3 my trade "
" Well, you are quite right. But she was
married to Mr. Browner a few days aftei
wards.  He was on the South American line
when that was taken hut ho was so fond of
her that he couldn't abide to leave her for so
long, and he got into the Liverpool and London boats,"
" Ah, the Conqueror, perhaps ':"'
"No the May Day, when last! heard.
Jim came down here to see ine onco. That
was before ha broke the pledge. But afterwards lit would always take drink when he
was ashore, nud a littio drink would send
him stark, staring mad, Ah ! it was a bad
day that over he took a glass iu liis hand
again. First lie dropped me, and than he
quarrelled with Sarah and now that Mary
has stopped writing, we don't know how
things are going with them."
It was evident that Miss Gushing had
come upon a subject on which she felt very
ieeply. Like most people who lead a lonely life,sho was shy at lirst.but ended by becoming extremely communicative, She told
us many details about her brother-in-law,
tho steward, and then wandering off on to
the subject of her former lodgers, the medical stiidentB, she gave us a long account of
their delinquencies, with their names and
those of their hospitals. Holmes listened
attentively to everything, throwing in a
question from time to time.
" About your second sister, Sarah," said
he. " I wouder since you are both maiden
ladies, that yon do not keep house together."
"Ah, you don't know Sarah's temper, or
ynu would wonder no more. I tried it when
1 camo to Croydon, and wo kept ou until
about two months ago, when wc had to
part. I don't want to say a word against
my own sister, but she was always meddlesome and hard to please, was Sarah."
" You say that she quarrelled with your
Liverpool relations."
" Yes, and they wero the best of friends
at one time. Why, she went up there to
live just in order to bo near them. And
now she has no word hard enough for Jim
Browner. The last six months that she was
here she would speak of nothing but his
drinking and his ways. He had caught
her meddling, l suspect, and given her a bit
of his mind, and that was the start of it."
"Thank you, Miss Gushing," said
Holmes, rising and bowing. " Your sister
Sarah liV0S,l think you said,at New Street,
Wellington? Good-by, and I am very
sorry lhat you should bo troubled over a
case with which, as you say, you havo
nothing whatever to do."
Thero was a cab passing as we oame out,
and Holmes hailed it.    " How far to Wellington V he usked.
" Only about a mile sir,"
"Very good,    .lump in, Watson.     Wo
must strike while the iron II hot,    Sbnplu
tho  case is, there  have been one or two
very instructive details in connection with
it,   dust pull up at a telegraph ofllco as you
paBS, cabby."
Holmes sent off a short wire, aud for the
rest of thn dlivo lay bnuli in the cub with
his hat tilled over liis itOSO to keep Ihc sun
from his face. Our driver pulled up at a
house which was not unlike the one which
wc had just quilted. My companion ordered him to wait, und hnd his hand upon the
knocker, when tho door opened, and a
grave young gentleman in black, with a
very shiny hat, appeared on the step.
" Is Miss Sarah Gushing at home ?" asked Hobnus,
" Miss Sarah Gushing is extremely ill,"
said he. " She has been suffering since
yesterday from brain symptoms of great
severity.   As her medical adviser, I cannot
A FROSTEVAC MIRACLE.
Koliet Comes When Hope Jin.    Almost
Bed.
possibly take the responsibility of allowing
any one to soj her. I should recommend
you to call again in ten days." He drew on
his gloves, closed tho door, and marched off
lown the street.
(TO 1IB aOSTWDBD.)
Tho Bible in Turkey.
Tho Bible, it appears, is to he subjected
lo a slill moro rigid censorship in Turkey
than has hitherto been the ease, According to a correspondent at Gonstantiiiople,
Turkish minor officials are not content with
wholesale confiscation, iu defiance of Imperial laws and treaties which are supposed to
guarantee religious liberty, but ihey hiv
now undertaken to revise Mm Bible, and to
declare what portions uf it must be eliminated betora they sanction its free circulation
in the 0 j toman Kmpirc. All references to
the Kingdom of Heaven are regarded with
suspicion, and arc to bo recast or omitted.
The Oil Testament, it is stated, gives particular oflciico, Its promises relating tothe
restoration of the dews to Palestine are interpreted as rank treason to llie Turk, who
is iu possession of the land. The " revised
edition" i* to say nothing about Jew or Hebrew, or the law of thc Jews, tho old dispensation having been in a measure, at least,
nperaedod by tho lawol Islam.
Hesiod hated women, and took no pains
o conceal the fact.
An t'.\ i iiur-rUlni* or Ono T��i*vu��.lilp Tt-lW
nr Ills Kelt-rue from KufferliiK-Hiii
*t>lKlib-M-ii Verity III* Slaleraco.tf.-A
iliiru'lli-ii-. Cure Tbul U Sow a Home-
holil Went.
Kingston Whig.
The renders of the Whig will remember
that our reporter at Sharbot Lake, on two
or three occasions last winter, wrote of the
serious illness of Kdward Hotting, a well-
known und respected resident of the township of Oso. Mr. Butting was so low that
his friends had no hop*-. *? his recovery, and
although of an euo-'" o lisposition and
not the kind of a man give up easily, he
even felt himself thatliie was slipping from
him. Later we learned that Mr. Bolting's
recovery was due entirely to the use of that
remedy which has achieved so many mar'
vcllous cures that its name is now a household word throughout tho land ���Dr. Williams' Pink Tills for Pale People,
Our reporter visited Mr. Molting at his
homo on the picturesqiio Bhors of Succor
Lako. Mr. Hitting is a very intelligent
ami agreeable gentleman, some ueventy-tivu
years of agu, but looking and acting as
smartly as a man twenty years younger.
He is probably ono of the best known men
iu this seclion. He was postmaster at
I'Viinoy for fourteen years, and a councillor
of the United townships of Bedford, OlO,
Olden and Pal in ers ton for ton years. He
gave the Whig representative a cordial
greeting, remarking that tt w*s his favorite
paper and that ho had boon a constant
subscriber for forty-nine years. Mr. Hotting readily consented lo give his ex
parlance in the use of Ur. Williams' Pink
Pills, saying that ho believed it was
duly he owed lo humanity lo lot the
public know what thoy had done for him.
" It was about two years ago," said Mr.
Bolting, "that I 'first began to feel
that 1 was not my old self. Up to that
timo 1 had been exceptionally strong
and rugged. My illness first eume iu tho
form ot kidney trouble, which Boomed
lo carry with it general debility of tli
whole system, and none of tho medicines
that I took seemed to do mo any good,
not of a disposition to give up eaBily, and
I tried to fight oil iho trouble und continued
to go about when many another would have
been iu bed. Things went ou in this way
until about a year ago when I had a had
attack of tu grippe, and the after effects of
thai malignant trouble brought me so low
that my friends dlspalred of my recovery.
I did not give up myself for that is not my
disposition, but when 1 found that the
medicine I tried did me no good, I must
admit 1 was discouraged. I was troubled
with severe and constant pubis in the back,
sensations of extreme dizziness, weakness,
ami was in fact In a generally used up eon
dition. 1 had read frequently iu the Whig
of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and at last the
conviction forced itself upon me that they
must have some special virtue else thoy
could not obtain such strong ciidorsations in
all parts of thc country. The upshot was
Hut I determined to try them and I bless
the day that I came to that conclusion.
Before the first box w*as finished I felt
benefited, and I continued their use until I
was as strong as ever. I havo lately worked hard and find i.o ill effects therefrom. I
consider Dr. Williams'Pink Pills the beat
medicine sold, and you may say I woul.1
not be without them in the house if they
cost 8,1 a box. All my neighbors known
what Pink Pills have dono for mo," said
Mr. Batting, ''and I would just liko you to
ask some of them."
Your reporter acted upon the hint, and
first saw Mrs. L, Kiah, u daughter of Mr.
Dotting, Mrs. Kish said, " What my
father has told you is quite true. It was
Pink Pills that cured him and wo aro very,
very thankful Father is now as smart as
he was twenty years ago."
Charles Knapp, a prominent farmer, said;
" I consider Mr. Batting's case a most wonderful one and I believe he owes his life lo
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills." Your reporter
ailed at John W. Knupp's but found that
gentleman away from home. His wife,
estimable, and intelligent lady, suid, "
arc aware that Mr.Botting was verysickfor
a loug time and considering bis age thought
it unlikely that he would recover, but lie is
uow as smart as he was ton years ago and
he ascribes it all to Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills,"
M r. Avery, Keeve of the Township of Oso,
and Warden of the county of Frouteuac,
merchant, told your reporter that ho has a
large and constantly increasing sale for Pink
Pills, aud from all quarters has good report
of their curative uualities.
II. W. Hunt, a commissions! and school
toucher, said he had known Mr. Hotting for
a number of years und considered him a well
read and intelligent gentleman, who, if he
said Pink Pills hud cured him, could Le de*
pended upon, us lie is a very conscientious
man who would not mako u statement that
was not accurate.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing such
discuses as rhaumatism, neuralgia, partial
paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St. Vitus dance
nervous headache, nervous prostration, and
tho tired feeling therefrom, the after effects
of la grippe, diseases depending upon
humors^in the blood .such aa scrofula, chronic
erysipelas, etc. Pink Pills given healthy
glow to pale und sallow complexions
and arc a specific for the troubles peculiar
to tho female system, and iu Iho case of men
they effect a radical cure in all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork, or excesses
of any nature,
These Pills aro manufactured by tbe Dr.
Williams' Medicino Company, Brookvtllo,
Gut., uml Schenectady, N. Y., and ure sold
only iu boxes bearing the firm's trade mark
and wrapper, at .lOcts. a box or six boxes
for $2.60, Boar iu mind that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills are never sold in bulk, or by the
dozen or hundred, and nny dealer who
offers substitutes in this form is Irving to
defraud you nud should be avoided. The
public aro also cautioned against nil other
so-called blood builders and nerve tonics,
uo mailer what naniu may he given thotn.
They nre all imitations whoso makers hope
to reap a pecuniary udvunlage from the
wonderful reputation achieved by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Ask your dealer for Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills lor Palo People, nud
refuse all imitations and substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may be had of
nil druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
address. Tho price at which theso pills
are sold makes a course of treatment comparatively Inexpensive as compared with
~" einodies or medical treatment.
ARBTHEY JAPS?
Const 1 ml Inn*.  In llrlll-.li f'oluiuMn Have
Asiatic Ear Mark*.
A 'ne was felled by a storm in Hritish
Columbia recently, and beneath the roots
were found Japanese cooking utensils and
a hainm-H- and club, both corresponding to
such as are used by the Japanese. The rings
in the tree show that it was 300 years old,
��� learly allowing that the Japanese were here,
or pointing to the Siwash Indians as of Japanese origin.
In the far north the Indian totem poles
are in aome cases of Japanese workmanship
and design, with here and there a Japanese
letter and many are of Japanese national
colors.
A lot of Japanese were brought over to
work in oue of the Columbia mills and at
the sight of them the Indians said," Our
people."
The late Japanese consul Sigciimnr a with
some leuding ciuens, visited a great Indian
pothich or feast. So soon as ho landed from
the ship the Indiana wore heard to remark
" Ho ia ouo of ua." The Imitative faculty
among these Indiana ia dourly Mongolian,
and their skill in carving lends to the same
conclusion,
The Indians of the interior have nothing
in common with thoso of tha coust. They
lack the small foel, almond eyea, conrsu,
heavy, black hair, abort stature, and timidity thai mark the curat Indian as coming
from Japan.
The Jumh3 of Idols-
Two miles out from Kamakurauud about
'20 miles from Yokohama, Japan, ou a terrace, near tho temple ol Kamakura, site
thc most gigantic idol or heathen god now
kllOWn to exist. This immense bra/en
image of a tliely was built or made during
the reign of Slioinu, wlio wus 40th in the
present line of emperors, und died in the
ycu.*74S A. 1).
Thia idol, which has been prayed to daily
for more than 1,200 yours by the crowd of
devotees that hourly cluster about it, is
slill iu perfect repair, justly reckoned as
one of tho greatest wonders in the Orient.
Prank Dobbins, who visited Dia-Butau the
same hi miner that the writer worshipped (?)
at his shrine, and haa given the best description of tho god that has yet been
written, auys
"The dimensions of the god uro truly
colossal. His height, from the base of tbe
lotus flower, upon which ho sits, ta the top
of his head is li'tj feet*! and above this rise*
au aureole 14 feet wide, above which again
rises for several feet the flainc-liko glory
which enclose1* or arches in tho whole
figUre, Tho faeo proper is 10 foet long, its
width 0.J feet. The eyes are .'(feet i) Inches
long from corner to corner, tho eyebrows M
feet, and tho ears 8A feet. Tho chest ia 20
feet in depth, and the middle finger ip exactly 5 feel long.
Around the sides, shoulders and head of
the god iu front of the aureole, arc 10
ligures.each in a ait ting posture and each S
feet in height. The leaves of the immense
lotus, upou whicli the god sits are each 10
feet long and 0 feet wide, there being 5 (i of
them iu the cluster. Tha casting must have
boon wonderfully well executed, although
the fineness of ihe leaf edges and other parts
which I waa able lo examine, and the elaborate engraving whioh can still bo truced
upon tho lotus flower itself in tlio uninjured
parts, leave no doubt lhat the founder's art
was supplemented here and there by artists
with file and graver. The right hand is
open and raiaed upward ; the left rests
upon the lap."
The image weighs about 4J0 tons and Ib
of a combination of gold, tin, coppor, and
mercury, in these proportions :
Pounds,
Cold  600
Tin        10,827
Mercury  1,054
Copper       080,080
Total    1,005,801
All other existing colossal images are pigmies compared with Dia-Butsu, whose hard
jsaged liii*i* has looked down on the meaningless ritos of heathen idolators for more
that ]'_' centuries.
Willing to Let him Run-
He was driving with ono hand, when the
horse took fright and started ou a run.
He gavo one or two vicious pulls on the
reins with thai one hand, but it seemed to
have no effect.
"Isn't lie running away V she asked,   as
she looked trustingly up into his eyes.
"He ia," he replied, UB.he drew her closer
to him witii his left arm.
"And can't you stop him ?" she asked.
"I presume I can," he returned, "but 1
haven't strength enough in one arm,  end
the road is straight and the sleighing good
for miles, and���und "
"And you can keep him in tlio road f'
"O, yea,"
'���Well," .-he said with a  sigh, "lot  him
un, George.    "It'll lake us longer to comu
uck, too !"
Dr. Harvey's Southern Red Pine for
coughs and colds is the most reliable and
perfect cough medicine in the market. For
sale everywhere.
The mind is somolhine like a trunk. If
woll packed, it holds u groat deal j if ill
packed, next to nothing.
QIDBONS-  TOOTHtCHS QU M  acts as I
temporary illliim. and slops tuolliu die instill
ly   wid by druggists,
It WOtlUbe hotter to bo deceived a hundred times thnn to livo a lifo of suspicion.
It is intolerable.
A. P. 64.5.
Cures Consumption,-Uoaghl- Croup, Sere
Tl-roat. ��i)ld by all Dninsi* ii on n Guarantee.
Fora i.jme Side, Uack orChe-t Shlloh's Poroui
Plaster will -*ivc p-rat sati-f.i.-i inn.-35 cents.
MCATARRH
''REMEDY.
Save yon Catarrh t Thia Uemedjrwlllroliove
and Curo you. Price Wota,   This Injector tor
ita Buooeesfu! treatment, free,   Remember,
Sbf lob's Henicilicii ihc sold on a fruui-uiiu-o.
Professional Difference*
Paragrapher���Here's a funny paper with
a lot of jokes you might use. Minstrel
Man (with dignity)���Wo never use printed
jokes, sir. Paragrapher���Well, don't you
think they nre an improvement on the jokes
that were gotten up before the art of printing was   iscovered':
Oh, this ringing In the ears!
Oh, thishiiiuininK in thc head !
Hiiwkin-r, blowing, suutllng, --usping,
Watering eyes und throat u-nit-ping,
lleullb impaired und comfort lied.
Till 1 would that I worudead!
What folly to sulfcr  so with  catarrhal
troubles, when tho worst, eaaca of chronic
catarrh in the head are relieved aud cared
by the mild, cleansing and healing properties of Ur,   Sage's   Catarrh   Remedy.    It
purifies the foul breath, by removing llie
causa of oflence, heals the sore and inllamed
passages, and perfects a lasting oure.
Duty is ours ; results are God's, Wo are
not sharp-sighted enough either to boo how
much good wo may be doing when we undertake to do any goi.d tiling.
Yes, but feed it with Scott's Emulsion.
Feeding tho cold l.ilh it, **nd no one
can afford to have a cough or cdd.acutc
aud lending to consumption, lurking
around him,
SCOTf
Of pure. Norwegian Coil Liver
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strengthens Weak Lungs, checks all
Wasting Diseases oM la a remarkable
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otli
fie Killed It.
A young lady who was tho proud
possessor of a pair of small dainty foet, was
tormented by a corn upon the little too of
'ier right foot.
Chiropodists had dug into it, but had
failed to remove it a
Ono day a friend advised anointing the
rfiendlng corn with phosphorus, whleh the
young huly in �� Weak moment did, but forgot to toll her husband beforo retiring at
night.
It had just si ruck twelve by the distant
church duck when the husband awoke, and
was startled to hoc something sparkling at
the lout of iho bed, Ho nover heard ofa
firoily in that part of tbe globe, nor did he
ever remember seeing such a terrible looking object as the toe presented. So reaching carefully out of bed till bo found ono
of his heavy boots, lio raised it high in tbo
nir, and brought it down with a icrrillc
force upon the mysterious light.
A shriek and un avalanche of bed-clothes,
and all wus ovor.
When ut lust be released himself from
the bedclothes be discovered his wife
groaning in ll,0 eorncr.    He bud struck the
phosphorated toe.
San Pr
who are
llclaoo llOB three hotel bell ������ boy.i"
��� er fifty years of age.
Clifford tttnrkman
A Boston   Boy's   Eyesight
Saved  Perhaps His Life
By  Hood's NiirHtiimrlilii-IHooil I*ol-
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poi-'iii-,1 wiiit cnuli* r.    Ill* eyes became
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for seven wreki lie
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I look hint twice during that time to tho Byo
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remedies failed to do thin the faintest shadow
of good. I commenced civim- linn Hood's
Harsapurllla nnil It sn.-m cured him. f havo
never doubled Dial It r-i-ti-tl hid -,i��hi. even
If not hi* vet)' lilY. Ynu may uso this testimonial ttiiitiv way you choose, lumulway-i
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Hood's Sarsaparilla
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For two years I suffered terribly
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A worn-out with beneficial results, I procured a
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+**++++*+*****+***+***+**+**+*+*+**���* AGRICULTURAL.
Seasonable Notes-
Farming requires as much Intelligence a*
any other branch of business, ami the farmer's success depends upon the education
of the rising generation of farmers.
Crimson clover is of lit Me value sown in
the spring. The proper time to sow it is
the last of August or early in September.
It should never be sown with fall grain, a*
it matures too early.
Vegetable matter is nature's fertilizer,
anil all thai cannot bo used to good purpose
in feeding should lie turned under. Ihe
time apeitt in turning under weeds and refuse will bring back much more than it
cost.
Kver" farmer must do a littio thinking
for himself before endeavoring to apply tho
advice of agricultural teachers and writers.
One matter that each miibt look to is tbo
adjustment of each advice so that it will fit
their own latitude and longitude.
The manner of treating seed potatoes as
practised by average growers cannot help
out result in a speedy degenfl--atioa���*' running out" of the variety. In the hands of
growers who do practice closo catting and
know lio,v to grow *' pedigreo soed potatoes, some of tlio older varieties yield
still as much as they ever did.
A fanner who thoroughly understands
liis Iiii-.umi.su would never think of raising
any cereal on land where a similsr crop
hail been grown the yoar previous, To
make farming a success a man must havo a
system ; he must rotate his crops aud
always avoid growing two straw crops on
the same land in succession,
The preservation of corn iu the form of
silage has made such a eliangc iu agricultural methods that winter feeding ia now
made quite a simple problem. Tho practice of preserving the stocks for this purpose has not been universally accepted to
the extent whioh circumstances would
justify, Last yenr there were over seventy
millions of acres iu the States devoted to
corn culture) nntl nut one-half, hardly ono-
fourth, of the cornstalks of this vast aoreage
were converted into cattle food. Tiie
waste of this food material is annually
groat enough to support nearly ull the
cows and horse* in the country, and
yet, iu the great districts, located not far
from tho corn belt, thousands of
animals die from the lack of sufficient food
every wi liter.
During the winter is a good time to top
dress thc lawn with line, well-rotted mail uro.
A stiff, clayev soil in the g trden can often
bo improved by applying a good dressing of
sand.
Evergreens should never bo handled
when frozen, unless necessary to shake off
the snow.
Commence the preparatory work in good
season. Secure the seeds needed, get out
the poles aiul stakes and see that the implements are in good order.
With largo trees especially, it ib a mis*
take to apply manure directly around the
trees. The better plan is to scatter out as
far an tha branches cxtond.
Nearly all kinds of plants may bo easily
rooted in saucers in which sand has been
kept vary moist���so that wator will stand
upon the surface. They must also bo kept
in a warm place.
Somo growers make it a rule to scatter
two or threo quarts of ground bono iu thc
placo prepared for the pear trees just befoie
Betting them out. Pears will stand considerable fertilizing.
Even with shades as ornamental trees,
tho best results ennnot be secured when
they arc allowed lo grow too thick. The
trees must have rooat to grow aud develop
if the best form is secured.
Deciduous trees and shrubs nan be sot out
at any timo that tbo ground is not frozen,
They will stnrt early aud have a goud
chance to grow before hot weather. Cut
hack so as to leave bill littio wood.
House plants should have as much sun-
light and fresh air as possible during tne
winter if they aro kept thrifty. Too dry
and too warm air causes a largo per cent, of
tlio losses with house plants in winter.
Shrubs which bear (lowers early in the
season on tho growth of wood made last
yoar, should be pruned immediately aftor
thoy are dune flowering, whilo those that
bear flowers on the new growth of wood
should bo pruned during tho winter or
spring before tho new growth starts.
The noxt year's crop of strawberries will
depend very much upon how well the plants
havo been protected during Ihe winter ami
early spring. Freezing docs not injure nearly so much as llie alternate thawing and
freezing���a kind or weather wo are liable to
have the latter part of winter anil early in
the spring.
For an osago, hedge plants l-velvo to eighteen inches high should lw planted, not over
eighteen inchesapart. Closo planting dwarfs
to a limited extent, which is desirable when
a hedge is not to attain over threo or four
feet iu height. The last half of April is to
be preferred, although any timo iu May will
answer. In well prepared soil the planls
should be set at tho same depth at which
they stood in tho nursery. Compact the
soil firmly about the routs.
Keeping Jack Frost Out.
We are all having a hard fij-ht this winter
with the fre*t king. I am told tliatrccords
kept for a hundred yeurs past fail to show
us so long a continued eold spell for January
and February thus far. It is not to he
wondered at, therefore, that even men who
hy long years of careful observation
thought that they had fully gauged the
capacity of their cellars to protect vegetables from freezing have found this winter
their experience at fault as they looked
with sitd eye on ihu eoutouts of bins from
which they had reason to expect largo
pecuniary returns, melamurphosed into
more worthless rubbish.
In oi'f collar, containing about a thousand
bushels of onions which 1 designed to keep
just ub ive the freezing temperature, everything was all right until u few mornings ago
when wilh a temperature about 14 �� below
zero duck Frost had triumphantly entered
and taken every tiling in the vicinity of the
elevator, albeit it hud beeu barricaded, with
a score of empty bags. It had been my
plan to In-lit a kerosene stove there as a
means of keeping him out, but now ho hat)
entered, the effect of the heat would have
been to produce n sudden thaw and consequently a certain rotting of tho onions that
had been frozen. Tho only course of pro-
oeduro left mo was to Btop any farther
freezing and take out vory slowly the frost
from those that hud been frozen. This I
expect to accomplish by banking tho windows and doors of the collar with swamp
hay and also covering tho entire floor above
with a foot of tho sumo. After tho frost
has left 1 shall take up my old plan of burning a kerosene stove in the cellar during the
VJry coldest nights.
1 began this plan about a dozen years ago
and it has worked woll. I use one of tho
largest patterns as my cellar is a large one.
If a farmer has no kerosene stove at hand,
nu an emergency he can raisB the tempera
tore of his collar from near freezing to
seventy degrees in a fow minutes by Batur-
nting tt dozen old newspapers with kerosene
antl bin nine these in coal hods. The papers
should be opened, crumpled up and be
crowded into the hods, two at a time : have
the koioseno poured on them just sufficient
to saturato, By using two hods tho uiicou*
nuincd fragments in the one firo can be put
in the other before it is lighted, which will
insure there being no fire thero when re-
packing with paper. The precaution needed Is '.*) havo a clear space above and
around tho bods of six feet and be sure that
there iu no Hro left iu the hod, and that its
temperature is not at iguitish heat when
pouring the kerosene on tho paper. A quart
used in this way will in a few minutes raiBe
tho temperature of a cellar of average size
thirty or more degrees. Il 13 a dangerous
plan in the bands of a cureless man, but a
careful man may be able sometimes to save
himself front a loss of hundreds of dollars
from its timely use.
J.J.H. Greoorv.
Dairy Topics-
The heifer's first milking period should
be continued as long as possible in order to
fix that tendency for life and make it transmit able.
Blood is purified in thc lungs nf a cow by
the inhaling of fresh, pure air, and if tho
air is loaded with impurities, how can tho
blood be thoroughly oxygenized'.'
The man who has a specially good butter
herd cannot afford to furnish milk to a
Jieese factory, nor to ship his product to a
city to !)���* sold with low grade milk from ull
sources.
The stable floor should be abolished -
i. 0. a tluor raised up on logs, from one to
four feet above the ground, and the graveled
or cemented floor substituted. Tho old
stylo floor wilh its cavern of winds antl
abode of foul odors beneath, has had ils
day, am) should be relegated to the past.
One of the principal causes of sour sitaj-e
is cutting corn too green. Sour silage may
bo caused by too rapid filling, ex*luding
tbe air, so that the temperature is not allowed to rise high enough to kill the bacteria causini* the fermentation. 11 is probable that Uie maturity of the com has
moro to tlo with its acid condition Ihan tho
manner of filling.
A dersey i*r*tilo ol cow bought and brought!
home, not having been milked for eighteen
hours, gave twenty-five and a half pounds
of milk, containing nuo-cighih percent of
bullcr fnt. In tlio evening she gavo nine
uiuls, and it con tain oil In. I percent of
1. The milk first taken was made into
butter, and it became rancid iu about Iwo
days. This shows the effect of a feverish
condition of the aiiiinul upou quality uf milk
ami butter,
Cows should be furnished with abundant
fresh air, but in such a way that un dangerous draughts will be created. So far as
the windows aru concerned, ir is best lo
have the upper half hinged at the center so
as to fall inwards from the top when opened
There should be a rod or cord altaehed to
this window so as to place it under Iho con-
'1 of tbo dairyman. Striking this
window iu the same way as it should
any other inclined plane, the air is directed
upwards against the ceiling, where it
spreads out uml falls evenly throughout
the building.
Timothy Hay-
Timothy bay is the curse of sheep.     Fed
alone, it constipates thoir bowels, and constipation leads  to  several  other  ailments,
sayH Galen Wilson in Practical Farmer, In
ewes it frequently causes difficult parturition- and sometimes prevents it entirely,
causing death. If tha dams are fed timothy
hay their lambs will partake of it as soon
as old enough to eat. 1'ost mortems upon
such lambs havo revealed that death was
latised hy abort pieces of the stalks of this
hay, which hail penetrated the walls of the
stomach. As timothy is the most expensive hay, aud as thoro are other kinds that
ure cheaper, better and safer, and also
corn-fodder and straw, there can be no excuse for ita use.
Reduction of English Wheat Acreage*
In reviewing tho decline of wheat growing in this country, Dr Froum places at
the heatl of the list of the counties, in which
this decline has shown itself during the
last ten years Cumberland and Westmoreland, which have each lost two thirds oi
their wheat area. Chester, Monmnull. ami
Northumberland have lost one-half. In
Derby, Devon, Durham, Hereford, ban-
caster, Leicester, Notts, Rutland, Salop,
Somerset, Stafford, and the North and
West Riding the diminution ranges from
one-third to one-half of the acreage of 1882,
lu Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucester, Kent,
Middlesex, Oxford, Surrey, Warwick and
Worcester, tho decline is from one-fourth
to one-third. Beds anil Ifliute havo lust
one-sixth, Rsscx one-seventh, Norfolk one-
eight, and Hereford and Suffolk each one-
twelfth ; whilo Cambridge has suffered a
diminution of only one-fourteenth. The
general result is to demonstrate that during tho last decade the wheat area has undergone shrinkage in every county in England, also that the relative decrease his
been greatest iu the outlying counties of
tho north and west, and least in tbe compact group of eastern counti'.'s lying between
the Wash and the Norc. ��� [ London Daily
News,
���   ���������   si
TKflDE AND COMMERCE
Furl* nnil I-'Inure* or lutere* I lo the  Her
(-untile uommu 11 Hy.
There was a decrease of nearly, $4, 800,000
in the reserves of New Vork associated
banks last week, and tlio surplus is now
nearly $18,054,000 as compared with *?.'t:i,-
���141,000 u year ago and *?,--0,'J 17,000 two years
ago.
The Osage Indians arc believed to bo the
richest peoplo in the world. Numbering
about (170. they have about $10,000,000 to
tholr credit in the Government treasury.
In addition tu this they own 15,005,000
acroB of land und arc absolutely free from
debt. Each member of the tribe has an
annual income of $2120,
There is sixty-four countries in which an
invention may bo patented, sixteen in
Europe, eight in Africa, four in Asia,
twenty-seven in America and nine in
Oceania. TwoFreneh gentlemen io:ently had
a hypodermic syringe patented iu each ono
of tliese 0OUPivies, al, a total cost, according
to tt writer in Lo Figaro, of $17,000,
The lowest cash balance which tho United States Treasury has yet touched, repre-
seining less that $8,000,000 of full legal
tender money, free of liabilities, was roach*
oil Feb.   1st,     Tho   declared   h-dancu wax
���JI'J.'i.VO.'p.ons, but this included the gold
reserve of $100,000,000, bank deposits of
91lt0i)8-4&*4i subsidiary silver to the amount
of $II|8J6,0B2| and minor coin to tho
amount of $iD3,47ff,    The gold reserve has
also reached its lowest ebb, standing At only
$108,181,718, which is SHI.UUU.Olw less
than threo montlll ago,
The Rank ol Franco now holds $87,000,000
more gold llian a year aicn, whilst I In
Austin-Hungarian Hank shows an increase
In its holdings of $2B,000,000, Tlio comblm
ml accumulations of these two banks-
am ou 11 ting to $03,000,000���almost oiuctly
corresponds with tho nel expnrlof gold fr	
the United States in 1802, which 11 officially
stated at $60,000,000, This transference
has come about through natural banking
process, ihe contraction of large credit
operations on the Continent has necessitated
a like restriction of credits in Croat Britain,
and that in turn has eaiiBcd somo con
traction of credits in England's relations
with tho United States aud has induced
cd withdrawals of b inkers' balances from
employment in tha latter country.
Be Soored One-
An excellent story is told of a certain well-
known railway mannger, who is equally renewed for his ability to mako or take a
joke. An employe, whoso home is in thn
country, applied to him for a pas * to visit
his family.
" Vou arc in tho employ of tlio company
inquired tho gentleman alluded to.
" Ves,"
" You receive your pay regularly t"
" Yes."
" Well, now, supposing you were working for a farmer, instead of the company,
would you expect your employer to take out
his horses every Saturday night, and carry
you homo?"
This seemed a poser, but it wasn't.
" No," said the man, promptly, " 1 would
not expect that ; but if the farmer had his
horses out, and wur going my way, 1 Bliould
call him u very mean fellow if he would not
let mc rido."
Tho employe cainoout t hrco minutes after
��� with a pass available for twelve months.
LORD DUfFERIN.
Seme Iteo.illirll'ins nl tin* former
stBavrrnor General or Canada.
When ihe history of our Dominion shall
one -lay he written, in a manner that the
vicissitudes of party Conflict at present tender impossible, it is certain that the rule of
Lord Uufferiu, antl Ida personal character,
will form one of the most conspicuous chapters. Canada possessed Lord Du fieri 11 for
en years, perhars the best years ot a
man's life. Horn in 1820, ho was 111 when
he accepted tho post of Governor-General,
having already passed through more varied
experiotiees, 11, an fall lo the lot of many
lives. Everyone has read the " Letters
from High Latitudes," ami the immortal
Lalin oration which astonished the Icelanders ; but few aro acquainted with au
earlier work,   not  less remarkable   for
originality and talent. In the sad years ol
the Irish famine (IH40-7), tbo young Lord
Dufferin, who had recently left Oxford,
visited his own country on u mission of relief ami investigation. He published an
account of his travels under the title:
Narratives of a journey from Oxford to
Skibbereeu during the year of the Irish
famine," which attracted muoh attention
from its vivid style and graplilo descriptions,
His noxt journey wus to Vienna, iu company "iih Lord John Kin-soil, to take
pari in the Peace. Congress which proved
so niter a failure.    In lS,"i!l eiinio the voyage
o Iceland, uml in tho noxt year, for
he fint lime, tho rising diplomatist
reoelved an independent mission of
j-reat delicacy ami Importance iu relation
to the Eastern quoilfon- and ihe recent
massacres of the Christians in Syria. Prom
Ibis pomt promotion was rapid. Under
Secretary for India In tho last 1'ulmcrsloii
Cabinet, ami for war in the short-lived Uue-
���ell-Ulattitone ministry, hu reached the
Cabinet in 1808, where the general election
gave tho Liberals a decisive majority. In
1872 Le came to Canada,    Of his success as
Governor 'General, under thc difficult con*
lltlons tif au infant Confederation, Cane-
liaus themselves must judge. Hut still
greater wero the dillienilies to surmouiil
when, a year after his resignation, he was
sent to St. Petersburg as ambassador to the
Czar. Tho fact of bis selection by Lord
UeaCOnsfleld was in itself a marked testimony to iiis high reputation ; but it did
not make his situation auy the easier when
bo arrived iu Russia, Even since the Treaty
of Berlin in 1878, the Heacoustteld Government was heartily disliked in that country.
It had stopped the Czar at the very gates
oi Constantinople, and ihe cup of victory
dashed from his very lips. The cohle-l ami
most formal reception was tendered Lord
DufTerin on his arrival, and hardly could
the enthusiastic welcome of tho English
colony compensate in soma degree for the
ntlilll) ATTITUDE Ol' TUB OOUUT.
Later in the summer, when I was residing
at the Island fortress of Cronstadt, I had
tho pleasure of receiving Lord and Lady
Dufferin on their visit lo the Sailor's Hospital. My KiiBsian servant was greatly exercised at the coming of the " great Lord,"
but I persuaded her that her usual plain
Ctlistne would bo quite acceptable to the exalted visitors. Lord Dufferin spoke about
tho Russian people, and strongly condemn'
ed the old saying 1 " Scratch the Russian,
and you will find tho Tartar," a poor epigram which makes up tho sum of most people's notion of the national character. " It
ihouhl  rather   bo" (said Lord Dutlerin) ���
' Scrape the Russian of society, half French
in his assimilated culture, and you will find
the true Russian, k-ndly, humorous, patient
inder adversity, loyal to tho death to his
hief and his emperor."
Ho believed that the Russians ot to-day,
apart from this foreign veneer, uro simply
a century behind England in social and Intellectual development. In politics thoy
aro still further behind and are hardly yot
ripe for the Introduction of complete Parliamentary institutions. And yet the present system of " despotism tempered by assassination " is hopeless. There is no land
with a greater future, literary as well as
political; and it will be well for those countries who gain the friendship and not the
revengeful enmity of a nution possessed of
li ost infinite resources in two 0011111101111".
Lord Dufferin left Russia soon after Ihe
tragical death of Alexander II., and was
rausferred to the Embassy at Constantinople, a post requiring an almost greater
degree of skill and aciitcncBS than the Russian capital, 'J hence ho was sent to organize 1 government in Egypt, and if he failed
11 securing durability lor ids Constitution,
t was a task hopeless from thc first. Thin
came the appointment lo the Vice-Royalty
of India, marked by the annexation of Bui-
mtih, ami the accomplishment of many useful reforms. Then a short penumbra, whin
(for family reasons) the great Statesman
contented himself with  ihe Embassy al
Home, a post delightful enough, hut nol
ranking ss of the first importance. And
now, once more the Ambassador of his country in the capital of a great power,   Lord
Dufferin finds at Paris a scene fit for lie
closing periotl of a truly great career. Even
as wo write, tha sound of danger aud revolution is borne to  us acrOSB  tho ocean, and
revolution the more dangorous because there
is 110 great man to dominate it. English
interests, and indeed the wider interest.* of
international peace, arc best secured by the
presence of one who llOB gained experience
in almost every climate. A statesman who
has known I'almerston, and Aberdeen, ami
Russell, Disraeli and Gladstone, MucdonaM
and Mackenzie, Gortohakoff antl Selioiival*
olf, who has resitted Turkish delays and
conquered Egyptian corruption, will have
all knowledge at his disposition for any
crisis, Vet we could wish lhat another act
was slill to be played in that wonderful life
drama.
There is a post higher iu digmly even
than the Indian Vloo-Royalty, which noon
(humanly speaking} must again be vacant.
Among the claimants for the place of Prill 0
Minister of England, wo can conceive ol
none more fil ihan Frederick Temple Black*
woud, Marquis of Dufferin and Ava,-[Si.
John's Church Record,
A ti u'.'.'t Out-
('holly (after Ihe man had gone)���" Why
don't you pay oil  that tailor of yours and
stop those continual dune?"
Fwedily���"'Sill Uoah boy, I  don't ou
any lailaw.    None of nm' will twust me.'
"Then what does that fellow mean by
hunting ynu up when you're in a crowd anil
handing you a tailor's bill for SI7M"
" 1 pay him 60coilt| a mouth foh doing
it.    It's foh effect, deah hoy.    See?"
HOUSEHOLD.
A Baby's Faith-
"Only a hand-bill 1" '* Prosaic!"
And tho lady fingers Blight,
Tod- from tbo wading servant's hand
The tiny missive White,
One enroll---* (-luneeat its eOii'ont-*,
And sin- io-w.1 It iu the air;
It alt pood through tho open easement,
Wit bout her thought or care.
Ctroltng, final in*;, Multorlll'* down.
It sought the dimly struct.
A-id dropped assofl as a snow-iluke.
At a baby's paltering feet.
Tbe liltlo ono caught the piper.
Wit li a ery ef glad surprise.
An 1 lifted to hobluoorheivon
a a ur of heavenly eye--.
'"Tisa letter from my mamma,
1 know," tho baby said.
"God bassenl it down from Heaven
\\ hero sin* went when she was dead
Road it. uur-e." tho boy commanded;
Hut l Im nurse's eyes were dim,
Nut for her to rend the mOSSflgO
Thai hts mother sent to him.
H11I the baby kissed Ihe tronmiro,
lb* eon il " revl between the linos,
Ami tho coarso and common paper
Boron word from fairer ollmCB,
Pol he lady's careless llngors
To-mod 11 nit'-sage to bis heart,
Whleh, In all Ihe years of childhood,
Hurt* a not foigotteii purl.
The Tastes of Children.
A great many good peoplo iu the world
are inclined to look slightingly upon childish
tastes and childish preferences- as though
ihoy were in themselves something so frivolous as In Im unworthy of all notice, Yet
there are lew grown up peoplo to-day who
can not recall acute suffering in childhood
becauso of a total disregard of theso same
tastes and preferences, Tho tastes of the
child are quite likely to ho tho lastcs of the
woman, modified only by years and experience.
A story to illustrate this "is told of Queen
l or ia'n eldest daughter, who.-"-  oueonly
mother kept her under somewhat rigid dis"
eipline, even after she ha I arrived at the
ago when young ladies usually havo somewhat of then* own way in tho matter of
dress and surrounilings. The marriage of
tho Piincess Royal had already been agreed
upon, and the Princess when visiting un
attractive lingerie shop, ordered n
large amount of dainty attractive
garments, which were entirely different from the. stiff, old-fashioned linen
which tho Queen had always insisted upon
tor her family. No sooner were the garments sent homo than the mother returned
them hi a spirit of indignation, and ordered
for her daughter a duplicate of the queer,
old-fashioned trousseau which she hud had
mado for her wedding so many years ago.
These the Princess must bo content with,
though if report says true, she shed many
tears over them, ami after her marriage Bhe
disposed of thcin as quickly as possible antl
bought dainty clothes to suit her teste
which had something of the French chic and
air ahout them.
Tho old-fashioned idea that thero was
something sinful in pretty clothes or that
ono was pandering to vanity and folly in
consulting tho taste in matters of dress has
passed away. There is no possible harm in
allowing a little girl who has ideas of her
own lo have considerable freedom in the
choice of her own belongings. She should
be guided, uf course, by tho means minimi
and by the judgment of older people as to
the utility ol what sho '���houses,    lint it is
cruelly   to compel her to wear anything
hicll she instinctively dislikes as old-
fashioned uml ugly when it is just as easy
tu got her something that would please her
fancy ami in which sho will nover feel ill at
ease,
Tho proverbial ease of manner of the
1 wot ter of the city may bo, after all, but a
consciousness of appearing well, while thc
awkwardness of his country brother may
just as naturally he due to a consciousness
of ill-fitting attire. Tho tcim urbanity,
which orgiiuttly meant city-bred, bus in ita
uutural sequence come to mean a tranquil
ami polished demeanor. Now, if you w -d.
to make a little girl awkward, dress hor
against her own protests in clumsy attire.
Not all tho teachers of deportment cm
overcome the shyness lhat will bo bred of
her young Impressions. No wise person
can fail to appreciate tho value of ease and
polish of manner. If lakes years sometimes
to overcome the solf-eaiisciousues** which
begins in childhood as the result of tins
kind of petty household tyranny, which
utterly overlooks the individuality and
tastes of the child ami consults only the
convenience of tho moment.
Let tbe little daughters and sons of the
house have rooms of their own as soon as
they arc able to take proper caro of them.
Let them be consulted in tho furnishing of
the room. Yield something where it is
not inconsistent with economy, to their
tastes, fo that llie room may he tiieir very
own. Let them bring their friends thoro.
Do uot buy elutbcs for any girl of an age
to have tastes of her own without consulting her. Even boys sometimes havo decided ideas in the matter of dress, though
they are proverbially more indifferent than
girls. The daughters and sons in such a
ho.ue usually find home tlio sweetest placo.
Righteously Indignant.
ui'li.-iir
Mulatto Barber (atiggOBtlvoly) -V
am wpry dry and harsh, sir.
Customer (wrathfully)������And your complexion is not what it might tie, lint perhaps
you don't like to have people reminding you
of it?
A Matter Of Taste.
Mrs. II���I consider Jonsona very nice
fellow.
Mrs. A.���I don't. Why he's not a bit
like men whoemuo to see mo.
Mrs. B.���Woll, tint is nothing agiiiut
him.
The Prudent Tramp.
" Mere is a plooo of liicad, poor mailt
said tho farmer's wife to the tramp. "Thank
per mum," said the tramp, " but lean not
accept it of yer. My physician says I
innsn't eat anything but beefsteak cr
pumpkin pie,"
OoEiDBkCrkamCakk,��� Cream ono cupful
of sugar aud one otipfut of but I or, Add
oiia-hiilf cupful of sweet milk, the well-
beaten   whites of three OggS, 0110 and 0110-
1 half onpftils of Hour, through which hns
been sifted one and (.ne half leu-p.ionfulii uf
biking powder.
Bisfi-xurod for Life-
*' Oh ! oh ! oh ! doctor ! Mis nose will
nover come straight again I"
"I fear uot, madam. Vou see, the
liiun.il ethmoidal bono and iho vomer ���"
���'Gracious I Doctor, I caro nothing for
the names of tho brines !" exclaimed thu
handsome young mother, wringing her
hands und bonding down over her little
son. " Hut to think of my pretty boy with
a broken nose, disfigured lor life I"
The poor little fellow hud been hit with it
base-ball, bis nose jammed in, and that was
the end of that. No surgeon could ever
quite remedy the injury.
Rut suppose we think ofolhei disfigurements. A woman whu habitually frets at
her children is, in all probability, disfiguring their young minds fur life. She loaches
theiil, in Ihis early and plastic period of
Ihe mind, to fret nl OBOll other. They
directly mimic her tunes of voloo, and that
destroy-i the temper of llieir tones, permanently llljurllij; 1'��' vocal chords. They iiiliuie
her (dill brows, i 111 early cic.iki* their own
young beauty with eio-v's marks. They ire
sum children, and the IQUmoiR becomes
very aeid by middle life.    Don't fret beforo
the children.
Suppose a man swears in the constant
llOflrlllB of his children.
All that line reverence fur Gotl'l nunc,
that wholesome fear of displeasing Him, antl
the sense ol divine love, width are essential
to character, am almost mado impossible.
It jnay be questioned if ever again such
children can recover what is properly called
reverence It is a disfigurement fur life,
The Uivino Name tau never Doom to them
what it dm:-t to children who never hear it
dishonoured.
Let a boy of sixteen quit his situation
" because the work is too hard "���unless, ill
fact, il is so���or because his pride has so.no
day been wounded, or because ho thinks he
would like uchange, fur no good rorson ; lot
mother coddle him, and excuse him, defending his lazy, shiftless freak from his fathers
just Indignation, tho chances aro lhat that
mind is disfigured for livo. It will be a
l.ckli, easily discouraged career.
i\ successful falsehood under sixteen goes
a great deal farther towards disfiguring
character than iu later years. The Idea i
" I did it once, and escaped���I always can
do it." Tho earlier Incidents in life are
more distinot in memory, make deeper im
pressions, than in after years, when a day
Is crowded fuller of Incidents than a whole
month of youth-tlmo was,
It is a hideous thing to deceive a child
to shnw yourself a false friend ; to fail t
koop your word to a child ; to display tlio
mean sido of passions and base appetilcH t<>
a child. Heller a broken nose, than an oyo
with suoh blaek spots of dark scones daubed
on its young relini.
" As the l wig is bent, so is the tree inclined." Prejudice against the church,
I against clergymen, against genteel manner,
laud  educated  people-  nguluit charitable
gifts of one's earnings���these, If contracted
in childhood, are mosl obstinate ditigure-
nieuts.    The most careful   efforts  of after
years are of ten powerless to efface such prejudices. You will not unfreqnently bear
people confess : "I never liked uiiuisleis
nor churches since I saw sueh and such
things when I was a child." Others say,
"My father always sneered at educated
people. I was taught to lay up my money,
not give il away." Tliese bad twists in
childish character are identically like
wounds in the (bark of young saplings
which can be plainly deteited in llie full-
grown trunk. Bo careful of implanting any
kind of prejudices in a child's mind. Prejudging is always evil. How muoh nearer
just it ia, even it you do not believe in a
church yourself, to leave your child open to
judge for himself.
It seems to mo that worse than tbe broken
nuse is the early cultivation, iu a little fellow, of tho idea that clothes make the man;
thai he is belter than the poor because he
lives ina tine street, and dresses belter
than snne of his associates on the playground. Particularly are the little daughters of the well-to-do people of these times
liable to this disfigurement of vanity. Vou
will often see a daughter tricked out in delightful attire which is prompted by love,
yet which you know is far beyond tho reasonable expenses which the parents can or
should alloiil, It in not possible to keep il
up. Thu young lady is tempted to discontent by it, as life goes 011. Tho love of
dress has betrayed more than one fair young
life. Al any rate, nothing is morn hurtful
than to teach a child to " feel above " do*
cent peoplo on the score of wealth nr Mir
foundings ; foi this is n world of great
changes, and this is a country of very startling ups and downs, and contrasts between
tin mill ion nf parents aud thoir children
years after.
One shudders to think of some disfigurements for life inflicted cm childhood. To be
taught theft, to be instructed lo deceive, to
bo schooled in class hatred, like a nihilist
or communist, (n be inspired with tho "Gel
rich, my son���honestly, if yor can, but get
Holt at all events, no matter how;" tu be
poisoned with a family feud, and expected
to " Fight your father's oneuiies us loug as
you live |" tu bo educated into dislikes of a
sister or brother who has offendod the home
circle; what can be more dreadful than these
things''
It is a wonderful blessing to recover from
a wounded spirit. If one can thoroughly
gel over a bitter disappointment, or an injury, and not bo despondent nor soured, it
is bettor than recovery from bodily wounds.
Mow hard it is to heal the fears of a child
who has been seriously frightened by some
idiot. How hard it is for you and me to
heal the fears excited by a calamity under
whicli wo have 01100 Buffered I It seems as
il God's spirit could do us uo groater service
than to pour balm into the wounds of our
spirit.    Rarely do they heal without scars.
Few of us live long without some bodily
scars. Rut how much truer is it that all of
us hear some menial or moral disfigurement. When lifo is done wo are, tho best
of us, like ships that sail into port from
winter's aeas ; scorched, covered with the
salt sea-foam, bearing signs of tho contest.
Happy he who reaches port with his cargo
safe ; his loves, his faiths, bis good deeds ;
whose disfigurements will ull he left behind
when he goes upward.
Taking Care ofa Canary-
A pretty bird in a pretty cage is as cheerful a sight as can he found iu a long search
through tho cozies* homes, says tho New
York Bazar, It is pleasant just to look al
birdie as ho hops from porch to perch or
lazily rocks iu his swing. Hut if hu can he
persuaded to open his littio bill aud send
forth notes of melody, he becomes uot only
a thing of beauty to bird lovers, but a joy
to all who catch even the faintest notes of
his roundelay.
To bring birdie to tho state of physical
and mental delight such as will suggest
Bong, keep him always, during the day, in
a light room. Rut at night let him be
where it is dark, for too ofton birds exhaust themselves early in tho season by
singing at night as well as by day, because
Ihoy aro deceived by artificial light, thinking it to be daytime.
Clean birdies cage every day, having, if
possible, two cages, so that tho feathered
beauty muy be transferred quickly from one
to tho other without being greatly disturbed by the ordeal of his daily house clean-
i��K-
Do not allow his birdship to bathe too
often iu cold weather, Onco a day is often
enough at best, and, when the weather is
below zero, let the bath bo a vory shortouc.
Put the tub in thoeage.half fillet! with warm
water, lot it remain ten minutes, and if the
bird docs not offer to dip into it, remove the
bath until next day. His lordship is an excellent judge upon the matters.
As a daily diet, day in uud day out, give
htm pure bird seed. And if he scatters it
beyond all reason, try buying your birdseed
at a different store. It is probnbly musty.
Onoe a day place a bit of the yolk of a hard
boiled egi* iu the cage ami givo him all the
celery and lettuce he can cat. If you have
a window garden, it is not n bad plan to
place your*pet among tbo plants once in a
while and let him pick up an insect or two
for change of diet. Plant a little grass
seed, a few oats and a handful of hemp for
birdie's benefit.
Let the drinking water in his cup he always coul, and see that his cage is carpeted
with the finest white ������ami.
A entile bono, an apple-core, a piece of
eggshell, and occasional lumps of sugar are
among tho things that make al-ird'slifo very
pleasant to himself and to othurs.
Give bint, bo-iidos all those things, a neat
little swing, a ball or two of wood, suspended by strings, and something at which
lie can pull and scold for his own amusement, and you have provided all the inspiration that birdie can desire for his sweetest,
clearest song.
TllO Simplest Way to Tost the f urity 0
Water-
There uro twouielbods which are usually
considered the simplest ways of testing tie
purity nf water. The filltwllloll requires the
ttiut'troubla i�� �����! follows ���Fill n clean liilll
bottle Ihrcoqniirlers full nf the waler to be
tested, and then tlissolvein it half a leuspiion-
fui of Ihe purest Uigur, either loaf or g-ranu-
latodi Cork the bottle, and put ilina warm
p!a"ii fur a couple of days. If ut tho end nf
this lime Ihe water is nloudyor milky in up
peiiauee, it is unlit for drinking purpoioi.
The second is lo add a diop of u solution of
permanganate of potash (obtainable at any
bemist's) to a tumbler of the suspected
rater. If thn colour changes to a brown or
dull yellow, the water is unfit tndrluk. If il
remains clear or slightly ruse-coloured after
Standing an hour, too water is considered
safe for use. Tbe purity of water fordrink-
iug purposes is one of tho grcalesl health requirements of every habitable building, antl
it must not bo forgotten that water may be
clear, sparkling, and p'easant tu tho taste,
and yet be tainted withdiscase-giviiigquuli-
ties. Experts would look upon tho above
methods of testing water as likely Io prove
deceptive, ami many medical officers of
boallh hold very Strongly that beforo a
satisfactory test can be mado the source!
of aupply and probable liability to ountamin-
tion should be carefully consldwed, in addition to a chemical analysis ofa sample of the
water,
AUandid Conversationalist-
Gus Da Smith dropped into the ofiine of
Judge Peter by a few days ago. After they
had talked about local politic , the weather,
etc., Judge Puterhy remarked :
" Vou como to see me Very frequently,
Oils, but there is one thing about your
visits that I cannot understand."
���' What is thai I"
" Well, it is tho fact that you have never
yet Invited mo to call on you."
"That   is easily explained," said  G
yawning aiiilstretcliiiij- himself.   "You
when 1 como In visit you, if you make me
lired with your talk I can got up ami no,
but if yon call on me ut my bouse ami bore
mc with your talk I may lint 1)3 able to get
rid of you without being impohto,   Soot'
USEFUL HINTS-
The following receipts may be found
useful and valuable to artisans, especially if
pisted in the hat, where tbey can always bo
at hand.
To bronze iron castings.��� Cleanse thoroughly, and afterwards Immerse inasolution
of sulphate of copper, when the easting will
acquire a coat of the latter metal. They
must then be washed in water.
Black varnish fur iron work.���Asphaltuin,
one pound ; lampblack, one-fourth pound :
rosin, one-half pound ; spirits of turpentine,
0110 quart ; linseed oil, just sutlicien*. to rub
up the lampblack wilh before mixing it
with the others. Apply with a camel's hair
brush.
Cement for steam pipe joints, etc., with
faced flanges. ���White load, mixed, two
parts; red lead, dry, 0110 part ; grind or
otherwise mix them to a eonsistenay ol thin
putty ; apply interposed layers with one or
two thicknesses of canvas, or gauze wire, as
the necessity of thc case may be. 1
To solder without heat,���Brass filings, -
o**.; Iluoric acid, one-fourth ounce. Put ihe
filings 111 the acid, and apply the solution
to the parts to be soldered, after thoroughly
cleansing thu purls in contact; then dress
together. Uu not keep tho lluoi ie acid in
glass bottles, but in loud or caribou vessels.
To tin copper and brass. ���Boll six pounds
cream of tartar and four gallons of Wator.
ami eight ounces of grain tin or tin shavings.
After The material baa boiled a-ssufllnioni
time, tho articles to he tinned are put
therein, ami the bolllug Continued, when
the tin ti precipitated lu metallic form on
iho goods.
Gold varnish,���For preparing   a gold
varnish tor brass objects, instruments, etc.:
Gum lac, pulverised, 00 grains; oopal, .V
g.) dragon's blood,  t   g,|   rod   sandal   or
sanders won<1<( lg, 1 pounded gloss, I g.|
strong alouhol, timi g. After sufficient
mace-rut inn filter. The pulverised glass
serves ihe purpose of hastening the solution
by interposing between the particles of gum
lac and copal.
Cement to resist red beat and boiling
water.���To four or five parts of clay,
thoroughly dried ami pulverized, add two
parts of fine iron filings free frum oxide;
ouo part of peroxide manganese; ono of
common salt, and one-half part of boiax,
Mingle thoroughly, render as fine as possible, then reduce to think paste wilh the
necessary quantity of water, mix well; use
immediately and apply heal, gradually increasing almost to a white heat.
Water-resist ing cement.���A good cement,
which completely resists the Bolvent action of
water, miy he prepare I in the following
manner: From live tn Ion parts of pure
gelatine aro dissolved in 100 parts of water.
To the solution is added about ten per cent,
of a concentrated solution of bichromate of
potash and the liquid kept in the dark-
Wheu articles joined wilh this cement are
exposed to light, the gelatine film is acted
upon, tho ohrotnate being partly reduced,
and tho film of tho cement becomes tough
and durable.
NOTES ON S0IEM0E AND 1NDU3TBY.
Hiini is '.iiiii<-ou io ihe World ofTtaoa*--ht
nntl Invention.
A new method of tin mining in the Malay
Peninsula has attrooted no Utile attention,
ihe peculiar feature consisting in the introductions of short Wtuh boxes, or, as they
are thero termed, "lanchut kechlL" The
wash box formerly employed i.i these operations was thirty feet long, and could only
be used with a cousl lerable head of water ;
a six-inch Steam pump could only keep two
boxes going, and, as r. natural consequence,
only land iu ihe neighborhood of large
streams of water, nr in which the owners
-mild afford
steam or water power pumps
HIGHLY TALENTED TADPOLES-
t'rn-cH  Tun��lit Uy  11 Healthy   Invalid  in
Tiny .Many AiuusIur Tricks,
Horace Hort-on has reached tbo height of
success in tho way of bringing frogs under
his persuasive control, lie h a wealthy invalid, and derives great pleasure fro,71 leaching his pots. The correspondent of The
Philadelphia Record visited him tho other
lay, and witnessed his unique irog circus.
Gazing down into the artificial lake he saw
ocean shells scattered over ihe bottom and
wondered what tbey were for. Mr. Gorton gave a shrill whistle, and simiiliancnusly
from every shell hopped out a big frog and
kicked Itself to the eurfaco of ihe water.
All jumped to the smooth bank and sat
staring at their master. " Attention I"
shouted Mr. Horton, ami every leg was
drawn close to the body ami the notion was
taken. ���' Form in line " came next, and
tho well trained amphibians formed in four
linos with an old giant at their head, which
Mr. Horton said weighed six pounds seven
ounces. He was enormous and lookod as
though he hud dined on his weaker brethren for generations.
At the word of command they performed
all kinds of evolutions, every leg kicking in
perfect unison. Their movements were
astonishing in number and variety, and one
might woll believe Mr. Horton's statement
that it took him over Id years to get this
select company into such perfect discipline,
Rices were held after tbe drill, and then
followed a jumping contest. Ala given
signal each frog iu turn leaped into the
water and disappeared,
" Wiiat you have seen my frogs do so fails very wonderful," said Mr, Horton, "but
their chief accomplishment you have not
soon, or heard, I should say. it is the
wonder of every one, and people have come
miles 1.) witness it. Wait till dark and
then I will have them perforin." At last
dusk came, and Mr. Horton took the reporter out to thn water's edge and gave him
a seat, Ho then brought out a miniature
musician's stand nnd placed it near t lie edge
of the little lake. At a signal note tbe frog.-
came to the surface of the water ami jump
Gil into tho stand. They formed a circle and
at the word of command began to sing a
tune. Each frog bad been selected because
of his fine croak, nnd there was a perfect
scale among the voices, Thc largest frog
sang tho deepest bass, and a littio fellow,
almost a tadpole, sung a shrill soprano.
It was wonderful. Mr. Horton Bald that
during tho warm months their voices were
clearer antl sweeter than at this time of the
your. Whon the frogs began to show signs
of weariness llieir master gave tho signal to
stop, and al! sought tholr homes at Iho
bottom nf Ihe lake.    Mr. Hurion lulls many
stories of tho Intelligence of his pets.
The North-WeBt Trnda iu Horse*
Calgary,   the   prosperous   metropolis  of
Alberta,   is   nothing  if  not   pushing
enterprising,   At present th
mid bo worked���the tin deposit, in this
case, being found at a depth of from ton to
fifty feet below tho surface. The introduction of the new method completely changes
all this. The box itself is but eight feet
long and is comparatively inexpensive, and
can bo put up where there is a pool of
water ; also instead of requiring a steam
pump, it can be supplied With water by one
man ladling with au ordinary tin. Instead,
too, of the costly operation of stripping the
-���������face soil to reach the tin, tho surface
I itself is now washed by tho lanchut
kechil, the same water being used repoatod-
���y*
Uno of the recent industries added to the
already numerous iiianilfaelures carried on
InOhemnits. Saxony, is the production of
curtains made of India-rubber as the main
Ingredient, The material emoloyed for this
mrpose consists of seventy-five per cent.
i| India rubber, five pet* cent, of wool iIum,
five per cent, of pulverized fruit stones, ten
|ier cent, of bleached amber varuir-h, and
live percent, of bleached leather waste ; to
those being also added, if deemed necoKsary,
���antity of infusorial earth. The vnrious
tanOOS thus named are together worked
villi bisulphide of oarbon in ihe most
perfect manner Into a thick mass, and from
this ure rolled out thin loaves, which are
apablo of being decorated with the greatest
arlety of ornamental patterns, and several
if these leaves are combined.to form a curtain.
An Improved napping machine   for   both
cottons and woollens is being adopted by
manufacturers, the  machine representing a
luoaessful attempt to use wire for nappiug
lietead of teazles. The distinguishing fea-
itiro of the napper is (hat tho napping roll-
11*8 arc driven by gearing, which   gives it a
iharaoler for adapteduess peculiar to this
class of machines, and presents many advantages.   The gears gives a positive drive
id permit of very sensitive changes iu the
speed of the napping rolls, uul it is necos-
lary to drive the rollers only on one end.
Again, the use of gears secures a uniform
nap and likewise a large product, nor is it
required to reduce the speed of tbo cloth to
secure any desired nap upon any kind of
goods, hence a maximum product is always
assured by this napper in goods of every description.
A beautiful process of polishing wood with
charcoal is having quite a run among tho
furniture manufacturers of note in Paris.
Only carefully selected woods are employed
of a close aud compact grain, and these
are covered with a coat of camphor dissolved in water, and afterward with another
���umposed chiefly of sulphate of iron and
lutgall, these two compositions, In blend*
ng, penetrating the wood and giving it an
ndelible tinge, while at the same time thoy
ondei* it impervious lo the attack of infects. When sufficiently dry, the surface
oi tho wood is rubbed at lirst with a hard
brush of couch grass, and then with charcoal substances as light and pliable as possibly. Any hard grains remaining in tho
uharooal Boratch the eurfaco instead of rendering it perfectly smooth.   Alternately
with the charcoal,'the operator rubs the surface with llunticl soaked in linseed nil and
issenoe of turpentine, the fiat portions bav-
llgjtist previously been rubbed with natural slick charcoal, and the indented parts
.ml crevices with charcoal powder. Tho
result of this treatment is a beautiful color
and a perfect polish.
��reut prairie and ranohlnji territory, it
aspires to bo sotnothlng moro, ami is sending a largely and Inllnontlally ifgnod petition tn iiie Imperial Oovornmont, tlnuugb
Lord Stanley, asking for the establishment
ula purchasing dopol and training Boll00[
fur Army horse-* iu alberta,
Tho petit ion claims, ami inily, lhat there
are now many thousands of horses iu Ihc
provisional province awaiting purchase, a
fair proportion ot which are Bultablo for
Army purposes; that a steady improve
iiienl in the class of horsos being raised is
taking place, owing to greater care in breeding ; ami that the Canadian Pacific und its
branches, in running through this great
horse-ranching district, affords splendid
facilities for distributing trained burses on
very short notice to any part of the
Km pire.
It is also pointed out that economy would
he snbservtd by training the horses where
ihey arc raised, and in buying and shipping
them in large numbers.   The chiroctor of
tho climate is such lhat out-door training
could go on during most of the year, while
sufficient land, say 1,000 acres, would no
doubt be donated tothe Imperial Government near Calgary, for an ample training
farm if desired. The necessary building)
could bo erected of wood and stone, it ii
claimed, at one-half Ihc cost of putting
them Up iu England, whilst provender for
the horses aud food for the employes would
be far cheaper. It is estimated, finally, thai
under such an arrangement every Army
horse would est. ��5 loss than it does at
present,
Wo hn-i* that every success will crown
this most laudable enterprise, and that the
citizens of Calgary may see sumo substantial result follow uieni their action,
Five Centuries into the Fast in aa Many
Hoars-
It is barely five hours since leaving Spain
and yet here wo suddenly find ourselves in
the midst uf peoplo -.otally different from
those with whom wc breakfasted -in race,
���eliglon, and civilization. In the morning
we wore living in the nineteenth century,
surrounded by science, learning, and art,
and among a people whu, if diiteritig from
ourselves iu race, still belong to our ago and
fundamentally are In sympathy with us in
aim, religion and thought. Al noon all ie
hanged. While men have become black ;
trousers have become builiooscs; hats,
turbans; cathedrals, mosqueB ; crosses, crescents; enhgutonmenfc.darfeness, Civilization
has boeif left behind, ami in live little hours
hardly more than one might pass at tho
opera, our ship bus borne us backward
along the path of limo as many centuries.
Ii is dreamy, weird, fantastic, ami the
doctor evon thought hu smuliud hi-jmstono
and BUggosted lhat "his majesty" had been
shifting the scenes. Uften have wc been
requested upon tho programme to fancy a
lapse uf live years between the acts, and we
have accomplished it, but never have wc
oxperieneott thu sensation  of so suddenly
parting with five .���������nturics. There is much,
of course, to remind ns of our epoch-the
villas,  the Hugs,   the steamer, ourselves���
but it is far too little to disturb the Illusion
���we and the rest are merely anachronisms,
incongruous and uul uf place. The city is
an absurd relic of modliDVal life, ami it is
difficult to take iL seriously. It must be, in
its homely, every-day life, but little changed
from what it was one thousands years ago
- -for notwithstanding  its close proximity
to the advancing civilisation of Europe,
with tne indolent contentment uf the degenerate Moslem���it has not only declined to
be Influenced thereby, but, from a total
lack of any native inclination to keep
abreast of iho world, ii has failed even to
hold its own, ami is to-day far to loaward
of Ihe position it occupied several eeiuuries
ago. it is truly a Kip Van Winkle.~
[Alfrod Joromo woiton, in Sorlbuor.
Don't Worry.
A man's business UfolstOO short to waslti
any portion of his time in trotting over any
trilling matter of bnslnosi, If a man has a
mind ta bo annoyed by every 11 tt In mishap
11ml 1 oconrs iu his establishment lie can keep
himself iu constant hot water by worrying,
There is nolthor sense nor reason in fiylng
into n fit of passion because a careless elerk
bleaks a stone fixture, leaves a faucet running, smashes a jug, or commits some other
trilling blunder,   Constant fretting mi thu
part of employers makes clerks uud hook*
Keepers uorvous, and, in this condition of
mind and body, tbey are far mure apt ti
make mistakes than they otherwise would
be. Business worry wears a man out vory
rapidly, and when the habit of fussing is
once acquired, it is extremely difficult to
rid oneself of it. There are men who work
themselves into a perfect lit of passion over
l.t lo Insignificant matters not worthy of
serious thought and consideration, There
aie other men who fret because they fear
something unpleasant is going to happen tn
tholr business career; they may have obligations tu meet, a note due at the bank,
while their customers cannot be depended
upon to help thomout of 11 tight corner, but
there is no earthly use in borrowing trouble
until trouble omnos, and then every enterprising merchant should   tl nnfully meet it.
There is a great difference iu merchants,
Some wear Lhctnsolves out before middle
life, beoomo Irritable, morose, snappish and
disagreeable in the conduct of a very small
business, while other men, with vast Interests and great responsibilities whu are ealin
and well poised, patient and nervy, live to
Harmony in tho  HouBelioU-
M rs, Braoe ���" Do you and ynu r hu
ever disagree V
Mis. OhttOO���" No, indeed !    At loo
husband never dees,
,1 old age withoutbi
owing t
���trifics,
able or
S iowbilling is .1 jolly old sport
On whioh ninny men agree ;
11. depend.-; un whotliorone BtllOBUOwballot
Or the Impious snowballee. THE  WEEKLY NEWS MAR. 8,1893,
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Our Next Member.
Who will succeed thc lamented f*or-
d-jn? This quest ion is aln-mly cjtxjtinfl
a pr*m deal of Interest, 8everal names
lia\e linn mentioned- and meet
}u(miner-it Joseph Hunter, our present M.P.I*., and A. Hi-.lt.ni, mayor
of Nanaimo. lloth of tlies�� are good
men, but it is iloub ful whether Hither
can be Introduced to make the race.
Mr. Hun'er can be quit-- as us ful
where he ia, ami it may be difficult for
him to leaVfl his present business engagements for a sufficient length of
timt to attend the Dominion Parliament. Mr. HasLim has large buslne s
interests which would undoubtedly
suffer by his absence. However, objections of this character are to b+*
weighed and tletermined by the parties
themselvi-a, and are only here mention
ed as bearing on the probability of
iheir candidature. Other names may
ho presented, but it must be confessed
lhat the nu nher of pinions io the district who would make useful members
is not very large. Thus far Comox
district has put forward no name owing
not to want of material so much as to
extreme modesty.
It is said that only a Conservative
tan be dieted here, and wh presume
this is so, but wc hope to see a Liberal Conservative elected, The fight
in the United States has been made
on the line of tariff reform, and a victory achiev- d; and the number of those
who still support the Government, but
nevertheless favor a lo*ering of the
tariff is coustanstly increasing. Free
iiude is an impossibility with us, but
a tariff for revenue with incidental
protection, as promised by the Democrats, accross the border, now happily
in power,would be, we believe, most a*
greeable tothe majority In this Pro.
vt nee.
Since tie above wan in type, we
have Been a petition in circulation
which is being generally signed calling
upon Mr. Joseph Hunter, member of
tho Provincial legislature, for this ills.
trict lo stand for the House of Commons. Ibose in a position to know
think he will yield tothe wishes of his
political friends and become a candidate
jn which case he will undoubtedly be
elected. There is only one thing to regret, and that is that he will be compelled to resign his seat in the local
parliament. However it is said that
an equally good man can bo found to
represent the Comox district, but it is
doubtful if the nmic of any one will
be presented with Mr. Hunter's legislative experience. The latter ia well
equipped for the Commons, Well educated, up in parliamentary practice,
broad gu-tged, of good ability, and
large business experience. He;ides this
he is approachab'e and will listen to
the wishes of the people. We may be
assured likewise that every interest will
receive from him it's due share of at-
(���hi tion, aud all equally protected.
The Great Inauguration.
Washington, D.C., March 4. ���Orover
Cleveland of New York, thrice nominated
for President of the United Slates and
twice elected, was today successfully Inducted into that office for the second
term, with all appropriate ceremonies and
the gathering ofa mighty multitude, the
last occasion greater than the first. It
was more imposing in the military and
civic display. In 1885 there were at the
outside not more than 25,000 men in the
line of the inaugural parade. At least
40,000 men marched to and from the Capitol to-day, aslo the (Jovernors of 11 great
sates.
Mr.Cleveland's cabinet, is as follows:���
���Walter O. Gresham.of Indiana, secretary
of state; John O.Carlisle, of Kentucky,
secretary of the treasury; Daniel S. La-
monl- of New York, secretary of war;
Hillary A. Herbert.of Alabama sec-eiary
of the navy; Hoke Smith, of Georgia,
secretary of the interior; j.Sterling Mor-
tbn-of Nebraska,secretary of agriculture;
Wilson S, Bisscll, of New York, pc-tmast
er-general; Richard Olney, of Massachu-
setlts,    attorney-general.
Australian trade is decidedly dull and
the financial outlook dark-
Chile is again in the throes of internecine war.
Railway  Belt Boundary.
The report ol u"m Ralph P. L.S of
his survey of the western l-oundary o*
the Dunsmuir belt makes interesting
re-tritng. The survey ihis year commenced (wht-re work whs suspended
last year) about one mite west of Alber
m Canal, and continued lo the mile
-1 po-t about five miles from the tip
of Crown Mountain, the objective point
of ihe survey.
The line is alorg tl e top ef the 11 oun
tain** th>* whole dis-anci*, except where
it crosses some riven antl lakes in deep
and narrow valleys
From Alb' mi Canal to Sproat's Lake
ihc hills ��*isc about 2000 feet above the
sea. The timber is fur, cedar, hemlock
etc, 100 snail fur Lumbering piupofces
The scil is rocky. The country o-,
the north and cast side of Sprouts Lake
is lev. 1. Tlii-ie are muiiy farmhouses
and clearings lo be seen on its banks.
A wagon road runs from Alber ni to
to this lake; thence a trail to the
lower end of the Central Like. Between ihe two lakes ihe land rises grid
uully lOOOfi'ct, and then drops sudden
ly to its lormtr level. The timber is
small, and llie land second or third rale.
Across the Central Lake is ����� ridge
lf'Uo feet high running ulong the hike
shore. NioUcomuBu low valley about
a mile wide, ut 87 mile post, having
good timber in it, and running east
Hnd west from Central Lake to Atberui
valley. Then conns Thunder Mountain ubout .S,-'0O feet high, at 89 mile
post, thb-kly covered with small fur
cedar, hemlock, yellow cedar, ba-sam
and while pine. lVstciuling this we
pass from bench to l-cnch through timber of second and third quality to a
di-ep and narrow valley at 92.J mile
covered with good fir and a dar. following on we cross a hilly country whieh
flattens out tow .id the east into Alberni
valley but close on the west are high
mountains. At 95 A mile, fisher �� River,
a wide and rap.d stream is reached.
Tht*n over a ridge 3000 feet high, theu
decend one mile steep to a large sticam
At 99�� mile post the lund rises again
10 3000 feet and soon descends 10 a
river in a narrow valley,wbich emptied
into Comox    Lake.    'Ihe   mountains
011 the line now become steep and high
At 102A mih a th-* height is 4,800 feet
The country ahead and to the went U
a mass of ��now covered mouutainsj-are
of timber, and canyons 500 lo 3,000 ft.
deep. At 113 miles Crown Mountain
is visible about 27 miles distant. Krom
this then: s a descent, very steep, to
Huitle's Luke at 123 miles, height 800
feet. This Lake is 18 miles long and
20 to 80 chains wide, running nearly
north and south, surrounded by high
mountains, and its outlet is Campbell
Kiver. By ond B-iiler'a Lake there
arc high mountains again, From the
north around to the southeast the
mountains flatten out iuuo a level country towards Seymour Narrows, Campbell Kiver, and Comox. Towards the
north-west, across a very oei-p valley
is Crown Mountain*
We now descend the Klk River, a
branch^ of the Campbell River. It
contains good land, and veiy large tir
and cedar.
There is here a continuous low pass
across Vancouver Island, from the
mouth of Campbell River to the waters
of Nootka wound
Rock,   Mineral,&c.
It is a continous bed ol trap-rock a-
long the survey. There is a ridge of
very fine grained granite between
Hproat and Central Lakes. On the
w��t end of Thunder Mountain there
is a strata of sandstone 500 feet thick
iudicating coal. In the valley leading
from C'linox Lake to Alberni it looks
well for coal.
Two miles norih east of the 115
mile post at an elevation of G000 feet
are mineral vi-*nsl5f>et thick contain.
ing copper, iron, and perhaps silver.
There arc also extensive beds of stratified limestone and marble on tha west
side of Bottle's Lake, west of the
boundary linn.
Game
Deer and bear are numerous in the
valleys and mountains, also beaver in
the valleys. There are also panthers
and timber wolves along the shores of
Uuttlu's Lake, besides small garni-.
Timber.
The valleys of thc Elk and Campbel
Rivers have fine timber for many miles
The bnre mountains about 3000 feet
are covered with heather. Juniper
loaded with berries grow on the high
mountains, and huckleberries are also
found there while high bush cranberries
are along tbe rivers and lakes.
Fish.
There is good trout fishing in all the
lakes and rivers, except those of high
elevation. The f-almon cannot ascend
for more thin two or three miles from
the mouth of Campbell River on ac-
couut of the falls. Were these falls fixed so they cculd go up to Campbell
Lake and Buttle'*- Lake, ihey would
find excellent spawning ground.
This   Space
is under contract
to
Robert    Grant
��� of the ���
Union   Mines
Look for his ad
next week
For  Sale
At Cairns' Oclagonnl Farm Mouse,
Sweet cured Bacon, Hams, Eggs,
Poultry, Pota-oes, Parsnips, Onions
Carrots, Cabling**, nud
Prices reasonable, delivered or otherwise.
TIiop. Cairns.
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� and ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Hulam, Prop. Mill dr., i-oiiox 3.5, Tol. mi
Nanaimo 11. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, V\ indows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Redwood.
All orders accompanied withCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and outside towing done nt reason
able rates.
LEGAL
H A Simpson
Barrister ami Solii-it or.   Office in 2ml
flat, Green's   Hlock.
Katmimo, B. C���
The
Weekly
News
H
as
Made arrangements whereby it is en
abled to take contracts
for all kinds ol
Job Work
Dr W J Curry
Tailoring
( D E N T I 8 T . ) West of England   cloths, tsvoeds   and
Green's Block-near Post Office-Nanal.        "erg's always  on hand.    Orders
mo.   Any numberof teeth  removed! t"r suits taken cheaply.
without pain a*d without the use of| A. McAuly, M'-rchant Tailor
Northti.-ld, B. C.
Ether or Chloroform.
UNTIL 1st MARCH.
We Continue Our Sale Until End of February
��:&,   Our Spring Goods will arriv** Early in March.
We make a speciality of Millinery. Jackets and Dry   Goods   and   this
season's styles and patterns surpass anything ever showed before in   Nanaimo
SLOAN & SCOTT
C-immeroial Street Nanaimo B. C.
I
TT
Make It a Point
THE GOODS I HANDLE.
Know
For the luat thirty years having handled Milvrr Ware,  manufactured Iiy the
Celebrated ttrins of Hied and Barton���Kodgnri i847���and Mi-riden Britannia,
I know them to lie A I.   ��%. In Jewelry, Clocks, Watches, und Spuol acll'H,
I Show the Largest Stock in the city, AT HARD TIMES   PK-ICE8.
Specal attention greeti to rcparing in ALL Branches of the Trade.
ff^.        Orders hy mail will havj prompt attention. J3i
M. R. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store.       Nanaimo B, 0.
Vancouver Furniture Warehouse,
Kst.ilili.htid 1873-
BASTION,   WHARF   AND   FRONT   8TREETS
JOHN HILBERT.
MANUFACTURER AND DIRECT IMPORTER
���       AIbo Dealer in       ���
CARl'ETS BEDDING AND WALL PAPER,
GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
AGENT WHITE SEWING MACHINES. UNDERTAKER.
nanaimo b.c.   p.*-***
Nanaimo Cigar factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. O.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain u SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the dame money?	
Raper Raper & Co,
Booksellers.     Btatiouers,
JB*
General  News   Agents.
Nanaimo. 11. C.
ianaTnio Machine Works
OF
Eobart J. Wenborn-
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
A.'FFXj'E TBHB9
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
1. E, Hutotaqn,
Ladncr's Landing,
C. IJ.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. O.
W. E. Mc Carmey Chemist,
Manager.
Pure Drugs Clu-mit-als and  I'd tent
Medicines.
Pliv-umiiH    I'n-rtriiilitinn and nil orilurn fill' il
with caro and dit-'iiwuh. I1. O. bux 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-A-    Red House    -1-
Oommercial Bt.     -   Nanaimo. B. O.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs-Hides,
and Country Produce,
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
CARRAGE WORKS.
Baston St Bridge, Nanaimo, II, C.
General lllacksmithing,  Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drlll-
���-ing Machines made to order on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Hox 598, No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka   Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWKENCE, FHOFBIETOR,
MANUKACTUIIKH OK
80DA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
���Rarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Ilottlcr of Different Hrands of Lager lleer Steam Beer and Porter.
Agent for Union llrewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B, C.
1. JD. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and  Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C.
\ stave ���smw. ^5cr6V*3 Sots
few sale, bwfe bufflCK-K -ind r��
siefetmiL
lioK k the tPJse so buy *-��
ack'n-mge foe-Jotte due Canada
Weataai RsRwrty p����cfces here.
Wi* the * "ivcat of tfcc railway, an *5<lttio,p ��s dee other
conceded aSu-amagef. dl die
g-ilaoe,  gHJocs  must tnile very
Tins "towmw Booitecl in the
midst .tsrfaiie 5et-g���iagri: uitur.i
setflearsent on Vancouver 1��-
lanti B'rkwrtWm.-siK -trifles��� of
UaiwB Mutes .dFanJiirg���*&<*.iar-
tmetx irf tSie vaBet,' *lhe very
best totr.e rmr.fet, k>& is sit-
watnfi tort flie <nn3y fcaghway
leadenf ti'rom At Eetnlemeat t��
the ���nines. Tir 'ussber inter-
letfis df ikis soaian are most ex
kensve. -Hid are an iittportaic
factor in our progress.
The per tent of imjarove-
oivims of ihis town during the
jweser* year is greater than
nty latsbet pUee tfce Coast
cub frtrasl <s[, .and tine -.march of
impr-es?��nc��*: is sal! -anw^rd.
Tkeprosnerity sf the towa
bar Sfft its feunditions, thrre-
fore iJargf mineral, agriculturat
ainddtnber recoucces. it may
also be added that uo section
furnishes a better field /or the
siportsmaa. Fish and game
are ai ways aDtrndant and our
hotels ai ike best
Far paniculan address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at thc bridge ]
OOTTE-TElT-eV-Sr  B. O.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
BETTLIM SATISFACTORILY LOCATED OK PUBLIC LANDS
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
UrauhartBros. Proprs. Comox RO,

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