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The Weekly News Jun 13, 1894

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Array G. A. McBain & Co.
Real Estate Brokers
Nanaimo, B. C.
*.* J UN i�� j.8^
Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. .83.
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
U3STI01T,   IB. C-
Gent's Furnishing
Orders Taken for Custom Made Suits.
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Grocuries
Crockery & Glassware
Dry Goods
Boots ft Shoes
Paint & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patent Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
financial and General Commission Broker,
London Parmanont Loan and Savings Company, Toronto,
CitizniB* J Ju ild big* Society of Nanaimo,
Scottish Unio:i and National InEurance Company.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company,
Union Firo Insurance Company of London, England.
Eastern Fire Assurance Company, of Halifax.
Great West Life Assurance Co., of Winnipeg, Man.
Money to Loan on Improved Farm Property,
Organs and I'ianos stand   without a   rival; have  received
the last gold medal given by the Dominion of Canada, and  the
last gold medal given by the Toronto Industrial Exhibition.
For further information and catalogue apply to
Or Grai*t  & McGregcr, Nanaimo
Union, B. C Agent for Vancouver Island.
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London and Canadian
IMienix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation  Li'e.
Cree Block, Nanaimo.
Union Meat
��Z zti Market. "%at.
Vegetables   etc.
p-     Vessels   supplied on the shortest notice.      ���"���"El
Simon  Leiser,   Prop.
Puntiedge  Bottling   Works,
���       JUNl-l'-ACm.-KIt CK
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Hauler of Different llr.tnd. of Lrjer llecr Steam Heer and Porter
Af;ent fur Union llrewory Company.
Rj?''    Ktu Heer sold for cash only.   US
Courtenay  B,   C.
Largest Stock of General Merchandise in tlie
View and Complete Stock of Household Furniture,    Splendid line  of Carpets, Window
Shades and Japanese   Matting.
We Invite inspection of our stock of Spring
and Summer Dress Goods, Hats, Laces,
Flowers, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. etc
Gents Furnishings a specialty.
Mrs. Delahay, (Late of the Co-operative
store, Nanaimo) is now in charge of our
Dressmaking Department.
Best Styles and Satisfaction guaranteed.
Simcn Leiser, Prop.
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A   Full   Line of  Everything.
Including Granite and
Hard ware.
Grant & McGregor, Props.
Get  Suited.
J. Abrams, tlie clothier of Union has a
fine of 1-400 snmpfea to choose from for
suitings, ranging from $22 per suit upwards.   Perfect lit go-irnntcecl
0. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public, Conveyancing
in all its branches. Oftiee Comer-
ciai Si. Nanaimo.
0 S Wilson, Prop.
Will leave the Riverside
Hotel and Courtenay House,
Courtenay, Week-day's at 6
p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m.
for Union. Returning will
leave Union Hotel and Cumberland Hotel at 9 p.m. Week
day's and 7 p.m. Sundays for
Fae ee cli way 50 Cents,
J. T. Grieve.
Butcher Sandwick,
Will run butcher cart to Union Wednesdays, and Tuesdays around Comox
Settlement, Hay anil Courtenay* Saturdays around Courtenay and the Uny,
Will supply "egetnbles, eggs, butter,
and cream.
Union C oth-ng Store.
Goods At CobL
Fpr the nexi thirty days ymi can purchase ut the* Union Clouting Store Cloth
ing, Hats Hoots, Shoos, White and Col-
ord Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Cents under
Clothing, Socks. Overalls, Cardigan Jack
els at cost. The ab-ive goods all new.
[���"lease call and inspect goods. Suits
made to order al the lowest possible price
To tntrn-lunoftitr boautl-
ful Hi I'luu Fiii'iily .I'liirn-
ul wu will t..-11-l ll l-rro
liumili- tor only Wouti h
ana nlnn miljn y ni ah*
miliiHy FHEEni'iir Hm
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, Fine lBk Rnlleri-f-pld plrg.Retuil.1.
ful Breast Pin, Collar Hut on. Pip
an'*i~Penon, imndgerohloranct
Key Mrgand'labat  ���-������
-  fine
t *t��i-k*
>f Kfi.HM wnl t.vv .fuliovti or Wo forfeit
$11)0,00.   A K-'it.JtipolTur.  Addrot-a
C. R. VICtOl- & CO ,, P..6.  Box 1356,
New York.
Tickets For Sile Here.
Road Contracts Let.
Lower Prairie road, section, t; McQil*
Ian am; Gilmore, $45; section 2, Slnitlt St
McKenzie, $<m; section 3, Smith and
McKenzie $30.
Upper Prairie road, section 1, Geo.
Kcllitml, $541 section 2. Hush Stewart,
$30; section 3, II. Stewart, $40; section
4, Geo. Kclland, $50.
lliack Creek   road, H. Stewart,  $50.
Cross road, E, Phillips, $80.
Tsolum Kiver road, (.. Kelland, $240.
Little River road, section 1, Huj|h
Stewart, $60; section 2, Smith and McKenzie, $98.
House and Decorative Painter,
Paper Hanger and Kalsominer.
Union. B. C.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of Cod, nf the
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland. Qubkn, Defender of
thu Faith, &c.
To all In wlt'im IIiobo 1-roatmta ni'nr tenio.���
Tiikoimirb Davib, ) WHEREAS, We
Attorno. -ncniTi.l. ) �� arc desirous and
resolved, as soon ;is may lie, io meet Our
people of Our Province of liritish Columbia, -ind to have their advice in Our Legislature, Wc do make known Our Royal
Will and Pleasure lu call a new Legislative Assembly of Our said Province; and
do further declare that, by ihe advice of
Our Executive Council of liritish Columbia, Wu have this day given orders for
issuing Our Writs indue form, for calling
a new Legislative \sscinblv for Our said
Province, which Writs arc to bear date
00 second day of June, instant, aod to he
return ible on or before the thirty first
duy 01 August next.
IN Testimony \VhEUKOF; We have
caused tliese Our Letters to be made
Patent, and the Public Seal of thc
said Province to be hereunto affixed
Witness, thc Honourable EuGAg
DtiWDNKY, Lieutenant-Governor of
Our said Pin* luce, nf British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our
said Province, this second day of
June, in the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-
four, and in the fifty-Lcventh year of
Our Reign.
By Command.
Kutft-itr-tr ul U.o Sj-irumu Court.
Oomox Eloclori.il Diitrict
To Wit 1
Puiu.ic Notice is hereby given, to
(he Electors of lhe Comox Electoral
District iliat in obedience tu llrr Majesty's Writ to mc d! retted, and bearing
dale ibe second day of June in the year
of Our Lind one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-four I require the presence of
the said Elccinre nl the Court House, Co
mox on the twenty-third day of June, inst
at 12 o'clock, noon, for ihc purpose nf
Electing one person to reprc-.nl them in
the Legislature of this province.
The mode of Nomination of candidates
shall be as follows:���'[he candidates
shall be nominated in writing, the writing
shall be subscribed by two registered vol-
ters of lhe District ns proposer and seconder, and by three other registered voters ofthe said Disirict a-i assenting to
the nomination and shall be delivered to
thc Returning Officer at anytime between
the dale of ihc Proclamation ancl one p.
m. of the day of nomination, and in the
event ofa poll being necessary such poll
will be open on the seventh day of July
1894; I. at Court House, Coniox; 2, at
Court House, Union; 3, at School House
Denman Island; 4, at School House,
Hornby Island; j, at Whaleton, Cortes
Island; 6, at Residence Of R. H. Pideock
Valdes Island; 7, at Mr J G. Hyde's
House, Alert Hay, of which every person
is hereby required to take notice and
govern himself accordingly.
Given under my hand at Comox the
sixth day of June, one thousand eight
hundred aod ninety four.
W. B. Anderson,
Returning Officer.
Union Flashes
Next Saturday expected pay-day.
Barque Lewis Walsh is due anytime.
Thc Glory ofthe Seas is wailing a load.
The Williamette will he due the  15th.
Mrs. Bruno Mellado gave birth June
3rd to a son.
The Kcnawnw wai due the first of the
week to load 3500 tons for 'Frisco.
The Mineola and Willing ton oue a-
bout Thursday.
San Mateo left Friday for Los Angelos
wiih 4515 tons coal.
The Topic left Friday with 204 ton!
for the C. P. R. Ry.
Sir. Yaquina left Saturday for Juneau,
Alaska witli coal for the Treadwcfl Gold
mines. .
The lumber is on lot No. 3 of llie Cum
bcrlantl House block lor a new business
There were seven wet days here in
May and the rain fall was 1.42 inches.
A pretly dry month.
On Tuesday last there wai a success
ful dance at the Cumberland. McAllister, Reed and Graham furnished the
Gee. H. Scott, painter, is making arrangements for a supply of lead, oil, vain
ish, antl paper hangings.
Geo. Whitman has erected a one storey
shop building next 10 A. C. Fulton. It
will be occupied as a cigar simp and icecream saloon.
Mr. Fechncr, lhe [tfcomplishod barber,
has put in an elegant s ida ft u ilain and is
prepared to furnish summer drinks to
the thirty, and cigars for the smoking
A committee has been appointed by
Cumberland Honk and Ladder Co, No.]',
lotakc steps to get up a ball fo* its bene t,
on or about the ist uf July. It will be a
grand afliair.
Miss Nash, the milliner, recently frnm
thc cast, now local ed at Abram's store, is
doing ,1 verj' K��"d business. She i** wisely letting her spring stock slide cheaply,
and there is now a good 'line for bargains
There were registered last Wednesday
at the Cumberland II del, N. N. Cole of
Winiiipcg, K. A. Barker, Vancouver,
A. H. Ga'e, Wntcrville, and A. A.
Shaw, Capt. Bustnn and L. B. Clark,
Gram and McGregor arc adding to
their other line of goods ihc Dominion
wire mattresses of Geo. Gale airfl Sons
of Watervil'e, Qu., also a line of iron bedsteads���-a full carload is coining. They
will supply their goods 10 ihe new Waverly House.
A large sailing ves el. known as the
Quickstep capsKed 'asi week on Monday
nn thc Courienay Niter, between tl*e
falls and the lake. There wee live men
In the boat ai thc lime of ihe accident.
They clupg to the Quickstep until tliey
got ashore, and nothing serious resulted.
A co v was killed on the track between
No, t slope and the Lake nn Friday.
She belonged to one of the train hands.
The cow was trying to cross over the
tressel work bui was unable to toe the
mark, and so got entangled when the
train struck her.
The work of building did not progress
as much Inst week as it would otherwise
f r the simple rea-ou that it was impossible to procure the lumber. The mines
called for a good deal of lumber, and the
capacity was overtaxed. Grant & Monnce
are bound to supply the lumber if it
breaks a trace and have accordingly arranged with the saw mill at Courtenay
for enoUjh to keep thc hammer and saw
Comox Items.
May 10.���Tan a.<*. City of Ninaimo, Jan.
Ri-u-r.--, Captain, hrnghfc up a litu cro-vd of
Kiu.hu and their fi minis frum Na aiiunatid
Wull ins ton, to join Gum*** Lodge, N�� 5,
K. <-f I'., iu ci-l-ilirsitiiig 'hnir annual ileuor-
ation duy. Cnl. A. A Richard-urn, t-r-imt
Prut-itu fur B 0., delivered the oration in
the K. uf P. Hall to a largii aiacmlily. The
fl'iral wreuth-i ami tho hm-net-i wtnun were
'���!aut*d on the graven nf iho departed hro-
t'l'TH and friumU of ihcii'iWw-Ti: vtr linu.
Dr. S- arohuiiitt and .1. B ue* ratttrn-dil nn
the Oity uf Kiuaiuio fron Victoria when
ware atieuUiug a m-union of the Gritud
L -dge.
O ��� account of the very refro-hirg ruin nn
Fr-d-ty thfl v -ry noloot orowd did not h"ld
their pie niu at Nth IMI.
Munn and Sinclair ar�� bringing In Hiino
v���: 1 ��� > lint cm) lish and hallihut fr.mi tlidir
rue-inly iln'-if/nni-l lunk-i of Dill ma I Ii-
Uml I* in ijii'tu a bn 10 to Ontnnt a nl du
trial to Lavu lii:.ih iimIi nil the tim-i.
Our vory ganuial hoMt of the KIk an) hli
Ma. rournuil on (hit Juau, having npunl a
fow 1 Iny it nn the iaUnd.
Men and Imyii olnthlng arfl heoi^ aold at
25 , liulow onut at Mcl'imi A, Moore'ti,
Tho .loan modo a i-'ieuUl 1 rip tn Naaaimo
for pnwilrr cu ThHri-ilay, and brought a
LTiiN- uf ingH frnm Uiiiici wharf for K. K ��l-
lii'Hi, thu vt-t'-ran nhoe maker.
A vncal ami instrumnntal tmuio cla��s ia
l.i-ing orgamud at M*m Biriiu'a Kvudii g
Itrtmin.   L-ink nut for au oratorio.
Would it not he thnwloff a little fa-din;-,
eto, tor inme .ue to head a anyaoription
liat in aid of Fracor River Valley iiiffunrs,
and feinl it around the sttlemeutT
Cnmnx ia lifiin* iKiaoigi'd wihh druminus
anil pa k inuu llu- rummer- Thoro were io
lest llm 1 3*2 at tho Hny la��t week.
We are goin^t to havo a lino crop nf thitth-*-
on tie Iti- p.a'Ugniuthi-iyBar. Where iml.e
clinnic growleil
Tho Nanaimo Silver C'irnet Bund acoom*
ptnyed the Knights from Kanaimn, and
were of valuab e aid to the douoratioa aer-
Mr. W. B. Brown, manager of the Nol-
ion Hi-un-i, Union Biy, p-od ua a flying
Yi-nt Suuday..
G. F. Drahhle ia oontsmphting getting up
aa rxcurnii-.il and pio niu, which will iu
elude aome of the tuoat oovcl featurtM of
tno lern timet.
Mr. Joaeph Hun'er, M.P P., came op on
the City of Nanaimo, Sunday, and will ra-
main over a few daya,
John B-urd of Nub UUI i%2ad etM(inaer in
tha nturaing oOioer'a utfioe,
Wanderings From Comox.
No. n.
Not long nft?r the events related in
the preceediog number I go: employment
as head boom-man at Buse's mill, Hastings, about four miles frum the city of
Vancouver. My outfit cost mc the
sum of $3.00, and consisted of a pair of
No. g boots, with several corks in each
boot. So 1 sauntered on the logs as
tluuij-l- 1 was used to it. I said 1 was
head boom-man and so 1 was; but I only had one man under me, and only had
him under once. That was when he
came down to show mc the "whys and
wherefores," and was standing or. the
same log as 1 was, and he accidently
took ,i tumble. He was one of the many
bosses that I was under, and he was lhe
one boss thai was under mc for a short
time. At least he never came down to
show me the whys and wherefores ��- raf-
ling since.
Onc bieczy day I was sitting at my
post vainly trying to coax a tune out of
an ancient mouth organ when I noticed
white caps on the water. They were
getting larger and closer and increasing
in quantity very rapidly; so of course I
naturally expected to have a damp bath
in 'he near future. Hut as I had plenty
of logs on hand I kept on with my music
lesson. I was just beginning to feel a
touch of sea sickness when bi** Jack, the
time keeper, yelled at me anil pointed
further down the boom. I looked but
could sec nothing, and lots of it. So I
sauntered leisurely up into lhe mill and
looked. I saw that the lower part of thc
boom had parted; but informed thf officials lhat it was no part of my business
I walked down around there anyway so
as to make them think I knew my business. I saw that the logs were rapidly
drifting ashore not far away; so 1 went
back aud informed the nfores.iid officials
that thc best thing they could do was to
put on a yang of men and get them off at
high lide Then I dehbcratly walked up
to the sawyer and t rdered him to shut
down as soon as he had finished that log,
because it was so rough I wouldn't send
up anymore that day. He obeyed orders
I lelt you I could hardly contain myself
when 1 became aware that I held such
?n important position. The storm went
down with the sun and I became aware
ofthe fact that I was supposed to go out
and repair the boom, so I sneaked. Myself and a couple of other boys were
sauntering down tothe station, when wc
met Tom, the book keeper, who informed
me that Iluse had given orders for me to
get a couple of men and go out and repair lhe boom. 1 drew myself up to my
greatest altitude and told him to tell
Husc, lhat I gave orders f.11 him; to send
mc three or four of his best men out immediately, as thc tide was low, and this
was his best ckancc. This rather stag
gcrcd Tom, but he departed without say
ing much. Aficr awhile I returned to
camp and poked my head in the door
and looked around. Then I asked if
they had gone. Instantly the whole
camp roared- wiih laughter and yelled,
"Great Scott! Here's the boom man!
Then they informed mc thai big Jack,
Tom and a coup[c of others had juat gone
out to fix the boom, and that big Jack
was looking for me, damaging his morals
considerably at lhe same time. I received the news with thc utmost unconcern,
and was soon sound asleep. Next morning 1 found my part of the boom in deplorable condition! and had considerable
trouble repairing it. I also discovered
that mv days were numbered, as I read
in the morning paper the following an.*.
'���Wanted��� A boom man; apply.it Huse's
mill, Hastings". This didn't trouble me
much, as I did not care quite so much a-
bout mv important position as I did at
first, but I worked the rest of the day any
way. The next morning as I went on
duly, Uigby told me tu send up a few 25
ft No. 2 cedars. Big Jack told me to
send up a couple of 50 foot ones which
he pointed out. I was sending up a fifty
foot one when Bigby arrived and sent it
down again in short order. I walked up
aud told big Jack and him lhat they could
send their logs up themselves in the future, They coaxed me to -.lay, saying
lhey expected a boom man at ��j o'clock.
So I says to Bigby, "Conn yourself till
he comes. Uigby went and got his cork
cd Doots and took my very important position; while I s lunlcrcd around thc mill
the new man came. Then I went down
and began to show him thc whys and
wherefores. Ho asked mc rather emphatically who was running that boom.
1 asked him if he thought 1 was deaf,
when he told me to make mvself scarce
or he would dampen my spirits as veil ss
my body. 1 replied lhat he had better
practice awhile, nnd 1 would come back
and let him try it. Nfxt I went up and
tackled thc bookkeeper lor my time
which he finally gave me after tWO hours
of brown Study This is the way the account stood:- -
Credit by 32 hours at 20 cents
per hour $fi.4,o
Debit lo one week'*, board and
2 cxira meals $S..|o
Balance $1.00
Then he tossed mc a dollar nnd called
it square. I said I guessed it was round
aud after spinning it round no the conn-
1 do/, and Vt timet), I pocketlcd it and
went to pack up. I found my luge overcoat had turned up missing. One of ihc
boys told me lhat Hardy had left and the !
coat had followed hini. No use kicking
so I departed. The last 1 saw of thc
new boom-man he was working as if he
was paid for it. As far as I know lie may
to tl*ie day be holding my important and
responsible position.
John Fini.kv.
Courtenay House Dance.
The party which came down from Un��
ion Friday night was a jolly onc. Wood
Si Miller's new chariot was of course the
"ng" they came in. They brought their
own music and were driven right up to
Hob Graham's who having seasonable
word was fully prepared 10 cater 10 them.
The nigljt was a ratnj one bui as the
team was a covered one they did not
mind thai. The dance while thoroughly
enjoyable closed soon afier midnight in
accordance with thc wish of thc ladies,
some at least, of whom appear determined to effect a reform in dancing parties
by doing away with the all-night-dance.
We think the ladies are right.���The supper was excellent. Among thc ladies we
noted the Misses McMillan, Booth, Roy,
Bradford, Powell, Turnbull, Chambers,
Watsen and McDonalds,
Local Brevities
Now ia thfl time to t-rcure b-trftaina just
a'tirwock takiug at M-'Phea 4 M'-reV
A special line of boots and shoes 50
per cent below cost at Mel'hee & Moore's
There w-ts a scclal dance at John Mc-
Farland's Denman Island. Monday night
Mrs John Urquhart returned from Victoria by lasl week's steamer.
Mr. WHIism Lewis was a p.issengerou
thc upward irtp ofthe Joan Wednesday.
Mr. Shitrp haa at awherrioa rtidy for
niarte^, hut owing to tht- min'ng wt-atht-r
hni not Ik-id uhH- to gather any.
There was a barn raising on thc Fin-
Icy estate Monday afternoon��� a sort of
A party who will turn InO��e another
man's horse is nn.'t to live outside of a
Wm. Chenev has bought a team ol
heavv horses and will engage heavily in
A heavy consignment of new goods
having arrived at Mel'hee & Moore's the
old stock is being literally given away.
N. N. Cole of Cole, Emory & Co, Winnipeg was here Wednesday and Thuis*
day last.
Mrs. E. F.Clay arrived on the Joan
last Wcdnespay.' She if. a guest of her
sister, Mrs. William Viles.
Mrs. J. J. Grant has been Insjtinu
at Denman Island for the last few days-
She lias been quite ill.
McKenzie & McDonald, bncksidilhs
arc prepare:! to do cariinge work. They
have cut prices.   Give tbem a call.
Take Notice.���Any one found usinjr
David Jones patent stopper  bottles  will
be prosecuted at cording to law.
FOR Sam*.-A Jersey hut', full pedigree. Apply to John Piket, Cumberland
Hotel, Union
The mail at Courtenay closes on Thurs
day promptly at f> p. in. and the money
order department at 5 p. in. on same day
Mr. and Mrs. lam* Booth of Nanaimo were guests at the Riverside on Sunday. Mrs. Booth Is delighted with this
place and calls it a paradise.
Willie Urquart son of A. Urquhart "W)l
from a scaffolding at his father's b im last
Friday and received some bruses. He
is getting along very well.
Onc of the most skillful anglers io
these parts is Mr. A. Ledingham. Last
Friday he caught a salmon which must
have weighed a dozen pound--, ur so. It
was a beauty.
Last week Tucsda*-* evening there was
a pleasant dance at the residence of Mr.
A. McMillan. Denman Island. Mr. Geo
G. McDonald, Mrs. McDonald and Miss
Emma McDonald represented lhe   Bay
Mr. J. B. Holmes is in receipt of it-
large consignment of dry goods which
have been in transit since March 301I1.
The delay having been caused by tho
strike on "the N. I*. Ry.
Dan Murray and George Warren
came down from Hugh Grant's logging
camp, Valdes Island on Wednesday,
slopping at the Riverside. They return
nn Friday, They report that Grant will
do a big business this summer.
Mr. J. B. Holmes shipped last trip of
the ss. Joan a grand piano, value uf $500,
to Vancouver. It was manufactured by
the Dominion Organ Co., of which he is
sole agent fur thi;. district.
Sullivan of the Joan has laken an out
ing for two or three weeks. He, however
cannot be idle, as it appears he has already got a job from Wm. Lewis, and is
ta paint a buggy for Mr. Riverside Grant
After that he will try his luck at t'te mines
NOTICE.���For business call at the office and not on the 1 oy-posttorsj it is desirable that thc type letters should not be
disturbed during working hours. No
one can set Or dt-tribuie type correctly
while conversing with anyone.
Thc excursion on ihc steamer City of
Nanaimo last Sunday from the Black
Diamond City was largely attended* Upon the arrival nf the steamer at the Hay
carriage-;, wagons, stages, antl vehicles
of all descriptions were in waiting to lake
lhe visitors t�� the cemetery where the
decoration ceremonies were 10 take place
or wherever else ihey wished to go. A
large number went to Union, while others
went various directions on pleasure bent.
The Joan on ils trip, June 6ih had a
big cargo, and passenger list from whicli
we cull the following: I). McKay, Mrs.
Strange. Nellie Strange, Robl Strange,
Mrs Hughs, Hurry Hughs, A. A. Shaw,
C. A. Baker, N. K. Davis, J. Bowler,
Mrs. Rober**on, Mrs. Kowbutham, Mr.
Goodley, Mrs. E. F. Clay, R. Httley, A.
L. Gnlarno, N. N. Cole,'A. II. Gale, R.
J. [onhslon, Mrs. McRne, Miss Smith,
W. Cheney, W. Ford, Mr. McFnrlnno,
A. Cowie, Mr. and Mrs. Ct G. McDonald
and [laughter.
I'li'.iuv. At Sandwick, Comox District, Sunday, June lolh, Mrs. S. J.
I'iercy, ofa son.
VILES, - Near Dove Creek, Comox
District, Monday night, June nth, Mrs.
Wm. Viles, ofa daughter.
Frightful Night Alarm.
At 3 o'clock last Friday morning thecry
''murderI help!" rang sharply out through
the night air arousing the den iens of
Courtenay from their slumbers. Some
rushed oat armed with axes, clubs, rusty
sabers, etc Nobody seemed to know
what was the trouble, or what todo The
Road Boss raised his window and enquired il there was any news of thc elec
tion! Tom Graham was at the garden
gale with his trusty rille. Again the
shrill cry of murder! help! pierced the
air. At last a youth less timid than the
rest approached the house from which
the screams issued nnd enquired the
cause ofthe trouble. A young lady -aid,
some one was trying to get inio the house
The youth then passed around thc building carefully turning over the loose boards
but found nothing. He then looked into
the sheil, but there was nothing as large
as Tug Wilson's wolf-squirrel to rcwavd
his search. The people in ihc house finally became reassured, and wiih the approaching day light the ghosts of evil
disappeared. It is hinted that the scare
was produced by someone attempting to
serenade with a mouth organ, MBLLi. JL- L
Permanent ; Stairs or Ladders in
It ia very strange how aome farmers,
year in and year out, will climb up in ths
barn or hay mow to put in aud take out
hay, straw and other fodder without the
kid of a ladder or fltaira, but climb from
a manger, box or barrel, grasp a brace,
stringer, or other projecting portion of
structure, and by an extra effort awing or
throw the body upward, and perform similar gymnastic fente to again reach the floor.
This ia most often done in midwinter when
the hands are encumbered with heavy
mittens. Theae operators can thank their
stars that they do not fall, endangering life
and Umb, By the expenditure of a few
dollara aud a day's time, au eaay and safe
way of acceaa could be made to any of
there lofts, and one would actually save
enough time between the sensible and the
careless way in a year's time to cover all
the expense of construction. It may
possibly make a man more muscular to
twist about and hang hy one hand to reach
the hay mow, but thu more considerate
prefer the easier, safer plan. In wagon
nouses in which horses are slabted, ataira
ahould, by all means, be nsod to reach the
loft, as then women ami ehildren can often
feet) the horaoa with perfect Safety, Skeleton Stain can be erected with simply the
steps and sides, but they should be made
strung aud firm.
Drinking Cold Water When Perspir*
Farmers caution their men uot tu water
the horaea when sweaty, but they them-
selvea wilt think freely of cold wator when
in a atate of perapiration. They drink it
because tliey are thirsty, and often to
excess. If it will injure a sweaty horae, it
will have the same etlect upon a man. If
yoit muat drink when thfl blood ia healed,
do so iu moderation and -dowly. Hold the
tirst few swallows in the mouth for a mo*
ment, or until warmed to near the temperature of the body. It will not then produce
the shock to the nervous aystem that tho
taking of much very cold water into the
atomach would. By this plan you can satisfy thirst with a less quantity. With
many people even moderate labor or exer*
cise   opens   tho    pores    with    attendant
Eerspiration. Such people may avoid this
V drinking sparingly of water or other
liquids. It requires considerable will
power not to drink freely when thiraty, and
the water ia at hand.
Business Methods in Farming1.
Kvery crop planted on the farm, every
animal bought, and evory man hired ia an
investment, involving sound business judgment, in both thc planning and the management, to insure a profitable outcome,
Too often cropa are planted, or atock raised,
Bimply because other farmers raise them,
'without regard to the cost, tho market, or
tho adaptability to the particular farm and
its equipment. When planted, no account
ia kept of the expense, and not even an
eatimate in made of the cost, but the crop
is sold as soon as harvested for what it will
bring and tho crop repeated the next sea'
son. While it would sometimes cost more
then the cropB were worth to keep a detailed aet of accounts with each crop, still
a simple business-like aet of farm accounts
will furnish the data whereby the profitableness of particular crops, or stock, may
lie oloBcly estimated, aud thus furnish a
safer basis than gucsa-work tor the abandonment of the crop, or for changing its
treatment. Many parts of the estimates
made for one year or field, would anawer
for other yeara and fields. Whether accounts are kept with particular fields or
crops or tiot, there should be an account
opened with the farm, and others with
household and personal expenses, By
taking stock each year, it can be determined
whether the farm has been profitable ;
whether the improvements bave exceeded
the repairs; whether personal pleasures
have been too extravagant, and whether
the household department has been economically carried on. Uf course there should
be au account for every person with whom
a creiit huaiuess is transacted, for every
one admits that memory utterly fails in
keeping an accurate record of such transactions. Treat the farm aa a person and
see whether it can be credited with a fair
balance of profit every new year. If
farming is a business, then the keeping of
farm accounts will pay.
Smoothing Wounds on Roots.
In digging up trees for transplanting, the
apade severing the larger roots usually
leaves a very rough surfaco to the wounds,
in fact, the roots are more likely to he
crushed anil broken instead of being cut off
smooth. To insure a clean, healthy surface
from which new rootlets may issue in due
time, we recommend tho smoothing olf of
the ends of all such broken roots, and with
b sharp knife or pair of ahoors. Itis only
a moment's work aud the roots will bo the
better for it, antl frequently it prevents
canker antl decay, eanezially with stone
fruits, auch as the peach, cherry and plum.
Trees taken up in the fall aud heeled in for
the winter should he very carefully
examined when taken out for planting in
the spring, and all dead roota cut back tn
the Bound parts, anil the blackened wounds
ahavetl or smoothed oil' uutil they look
blight antl fresh.
Salt as an Insecticide.
If you should apply Halt enough per acre
to kill all the worma and grubs in tho
ground, you would, at the same time, kill
ull the weeds and grass, and loavo tho laud
barren nf vegetation. Vou may apply six
to eight hundred po in-Ih uf salt per acre,
sown broadcast in spring before sowing
grain or planting potatoes, corn, and similar cropH, and perhaps with benefit, but
otherwise salt should be used with caution
on land oeeupled by any kind of crop. It
is a stimulant applied in saiall quantities,
aa well aa an absorbent of moisture from the
atmosphere, but it cannot be employed itaan
iuiectieide for iiesta buried deeply in the soil,
Vour strawberry beds ahmtl'it be kept
tilear of weeds, and the vines thinned out,
if they art) crowded. This is about all the
earn they will require this season, but it
wonld be well to set out new beds this
spring for hearing next year.
Selling Live or Dressed Pigs.
The surroundings of each farmer must
govern Ida methods, but when   there  ia a
fucker or biitchor to aell to, it ia usually
teller to carry the pitta to market alive than
dead and dressed, Thatia, he will usually
get more money for thom, 1'igs drcas from
seventy-two to eighty percent, of their livo
weight. If the pig is in thin condition
multiply the price offered hy onc hundred
and divide the product by seventy-two,
and the result wiil be the dressed weight
price. If it is very fat, multiply by eighty,
or an intermediate figure, Recording to the
condition of the pig. The chatices arc that
the farmer will gel less money for the pig
if dressed at tho farm, because the packer
prefers to kill whon he is ready aud make
a uniform job of all ho handles.
Market Day for Hungarian Kisses.
K isses have a market price at Nagyalmary
in the Htiugarian;KomiUaof Aratl. A strange
old custom is in use there on St. .Joseph's
Day and a few daya following. The young
women who have been married within the
past twolve months assemble In thc market
place, and oiler themselves to be kissed by
gentle and simple, "Herren nnd Bauorn,
indifferently, at so much money per kiss,
The pricoa are exceedingly iiiodeat, the lowest being 4 hellers and the highest 20 hollers.
These, at least, were tho prices according
to the Hunguian reporter, ou St, Joseph's
Day laat, March in. There is possibly some
feudal interpretation of tho eccentric custom,
but the reporter does not.aupply it.
Hum lhe utv.it *'�����*��� I Strike In llii-jliinil
i'auieit ilic lii-itl- ur a llrl:-li( loiui-i
The coal war in England had many results beyond crippling commerce and industry. The death-roll duo to privation and
want will never be fully disclosed. Now
and again a tragedy of thc strike Uakfl out.
One, which is no doubt typical uf others,
has just become known at Sheffield A very
talented boy, named James Kwart Kershaw,
nephew of the uceouutunt to the Sheffield
Gas Company, entered the school training
aliipConway at Liverpool. Hia record there
was uniformly successful, but iu Ins last year
he outstripped all previous records of the
ship. He waa one of the selected candidates for the Queen's Gold Medal, gained a
gold medal for greatest proficiency in all
branches of training and education, a prize
(an aneroid) for greatest proficiency
meteorology, lirst prize (a sextant) for
nautical astrouumy, tint prize (a telescope)
for practical navigation, first prize for proficiency In seamanship, firat prize for physical aciunce, first prize for knowledge of
lawa governing deviation of compass in iron
ships, first prize for proficiency iu knowledge
of rule of roail, first prizefor medical lectures,
and a second for mathematics. Kershaw
was recommended by the Lords C'ommis
Humeri of the Admiralty for appointment
an midshipman in ihe Royal Naval Reset
He obtained an appointment ������; b-urd the
Corunna, where he proceeded last Septem*
ber to tako duty. With h'm from the samo
training ship were two other young fellowB
���Rosace, son of the Mayor of Stockport,
and Bright, a in of, a Sheffield estate agent.
The Intention ol tho captain of the Corunna
was to sail for Rio de Janeiro lu September
hut he waa delayed iu thc (Ilyilo through
stoppage of cnal supplies, aud was not able
to leave until November, when the strike
terminated. When the ship arrived at Kio,
Brazil was iu revolution and tho capital
under bombardment. Fever broke out on
board the vessel, and the hospitals were
full of wounded on shore, The three lads
from thc training ship wero all down with
the disease, and thia week Kerahaw'a relative** in Shollield have received a cablegram
announcing Ida death. The captain states
that if he had been able to leave tho Clyde
in September he would havo cloaed his
iinsinefes with Kio and got away before the
rebellion or the fever had broken out.
Thus ho traces the death of poor young
Kershaw directly to the coal strike. The
other lads arc in a fair way for recovery.
Hew II f'celx lo llolil a Lot or lhe  I'reel
on*, (stones.
It gives onc the oddest thrill to hold
a handful of loose, unset precious stones
just as if they were pebbles," said a lady
the other day. " Not long since, in London,
I went into a store famous for its jewels ;
and while I was talking with the clerk
about ths resetting of some old family relics,
Lord A., who is a great friend of mine,
came in. After anme cannil conversation
he asked me if I would como with him into
an innor room to look at aomo pearls ho was
thinking of purchasing. There we found
Mr. C, one of Lho heads of the firm, and
the pearls w;re produced antl discussed,
and finally a couple were decided upon.
'Could you lot Mrs. X. see your unset stones?'
asked Lord A. after everything had been
settled. '1 will bo her security,1 ho continued jokingly, 'Most certainly,' answered
the obsequious tradesman, politely unlock*
ing what proved to be a door into a huge
safe, but which looked like part of the
paneling of the ronm. Ho ushered us into
a small room in tlio sale itaelf. It was
carpeted with green liaise and had no
furniture, the walls boing filled with rows
upon rows of drawers, each with its own
special lock and key.
" 'Here you have wealth enough to buy
a kingdom,' sali Lord A., and I could not
repress a cry of astonishment ami rapture
as Mr. 0., with apparent carelessness, opened drawer after drawer, and showed ine the
glittering contents. Rubies, diamonds,
pearls, sapphires all the long array of precious stones and all assorted according to
size and quality. Wonld you trust inn to
take up a handful of thoso diamonda?' I
had theaudacity to ask. 'I simply long to
know how it feels'. Both men seemed much
amused, the jeweler gratifying my request
without, hesitation; and as 1 felt the heavy,
glittering things slip through my fingers,
I folt the thrill I spoko of in tlio beginning.
'Vou look aa if you wero in church !' laughed Lord A, 'The expression on your faeo
isabsolutely reverent'���and, oddly enough,
that was just the way 1 felt," New York
Two or Them ithol Kevently In Wasliona
land- The Story at tht llnnler Wbo Did
lhe Shooting-Difference Between the
Blurt aud lhe White Bhlaoieros.
It ia more than probable that before the
cloae of tho century the white rhinoceros,
the largest of all the inammala after the
elephant will be extinct. There are but
very few preserved specimeua in existence
to givo the natural hiBtory studeut of the
future an idea of ita enormous size and
peculiar structure. It is now generally
recognized that there are in Africa only
two varieties of the rhinoceros, the black
and the white. The old Dutch clephaut
hunters always believed in aever.il, ml vane
ing as their reaaon the different lengths
of the anterior horn, aud judging entirely by thia standard. Both sorts are
easy to shoot, and it is small wondet
when a long train of curriers has to be fed,
or when natives are hunting for a supply of
meat to carry back to their kraala, that a
rhinoceros was always shot in preference
to buck, wary and difficult to stalk aa are
the latter, and as a rule more tenacious of
life, furthermore, it is natural that the
white rhinoceros ahould be shot in preference to the black, for it generally carries a
good deal more fat, is very muoh larger
than the black species, and as a rule has
more valuable horns.
The Everlasting Club,
Addiaoii iu ono ot his papers described
the KverlaBting Club. Il consisted of a
hundred members, wlio divided the whole
-4 houra among them in auch a manner that
the club sat day and night from ono end
of the year to the other, no party presuming to rise uutil lhey weru relieved by
thoso who were in course to succeed thom.
By this means a member of the K verbis ting
Club never wanted company; for though
he was not upon duty himself, he was
Mire to find some who were ; so that if he
were disposed to take a whet, u nooning,
an evening's draught, or a bottlo after
midnight, lie wont to thc club, und found
a knot of friends to his mind. It was a
maxim in thia club that the steward nover
died ; for as they succeeded one another by
way of rotation, no man was to quit the
great elbow-chair which stood at tho upper
end of the tablo till his successor was in
readiness to fill it: insomuch that there
has not been a scdo vacante in the memory
of man. This club was instituted about
the middle of tho Knglish civil wars, anil
continued without, interruption uutil the
time ofthe great London fire in KiO'l, The
steward at lhat time maintained Ins post
until he hail liked lo havo been blown up
with a neighboring houae ; and would uot
leave tho chair at Taut until he hud emptied
" tlio buttles tin the table and reeelvotl
repeated directions frum the club to withdraw himself.
The Duke of York's Devotion to Duty
The festival dinner of the London, ISng.,
Middlesex Hospital the oilier night was a
great success, resulting in the addition of
S'tu.iimi to the funds of llie institution. The
Prince of Wales wna present, and spoke
twice. But one of the most Interesting
features of tho evening was tho speech hy
Admiral Oommorell, who, in replying
for the SeniorSorvlce, said that in tlio year
1HSH he had the honor of receiving a message from the Prince of Wales saying that
ho wished to see tlio Duke of Vork at
(loodwooil. Ife gave the Duke that message, nud his answer was, iilthough ho could
perfectly well be spared on that occasion,
���' Well, sir, but what is to bccoino of iny
torpedo boat?" He aaid, "I think Prince
fleorge, wo cm spare you for the day, and
tho Prince of Wales v ould liko to aeo you
at floodwood." The Prince's answer wna
���" No, sir; I have got orders to go out iu
my torpedo boat to Spithead und go
muat." And thereupon he atoitincd out to
aea in an easterly gale.
Remarkable Sagacity of a Horse
A remarkable Instance of the sagaolty of
a horse occurred a few days ago in Km/*
land, when ltd rider was thrown. Hi; fell
ovor the hoad of the animal, whlotl suddenly halted wilh one ot its forefeet in the air.
The horse essayed lo put his foot down
again, hut feeling it curie in contact with
ils rider's body, raised it again, and so it
atood for what scorned a considerable time,
alternately lifting und lowering its foot,
until tho mnn  recovered and moved away.
The horse made no attempt to bolt, rfnd
eventually ita rider mounted and rode off,
not much the worse for hia aomewhat curious i-xperi* nee.
The main points of difference between the
two species arc the shape of the mouth
and the manner of feeding. The Bicornls
has a prehensile upper Up and a much
smaller hoad altogether than the Simus ; he
feeds entirely upon leaves and twigs, and
prefers a rough, bushy, inhospitable country ; he ia wary and shy, quick to anger and
exceedingly obstinate, inquisitive, and
suspicious. The Sinma has a disproportionately large head, with a great jaw
which is cut quite square off in front, and
the great rubber-like lips are suited for the
grass upon whioh ho feeds entirely, though
in tho autumn and winter, when the grass
over vast stretches of country has been
burnt away, it ia a puzzle how he manages
to get enough to sustain Ida great bulk.
He carries his head very low, antl has long
ears alightly tipped with surly black hair;
he is not ao inquisitive or suspicious aa his
black brother, and is sliuhtly moro
though upou occasion he can cover the
ground with unexpected apood. Another
curious fact ia that tho calf of the Simus
will alwaya run in front of the cow, whilo
tho calf of tho Bicornis invariably follows
its mother ; thia habit never varies. They
ilrink every day, or rather every night,
and as a rule, do not go down to the water
till after midnight. When the sun gets
very warm they generally enjoy a siesta,
sometimes in the bush, and aomotimea out
iu the glaring, quivering beat ; and though
they will occasionally Ho in thick, bushy
country they do not mako a point of choosing the deepest shade. When fairly aalcep
tliey* do uot waken easily, and they may
theu ho easily shot or photographed.
Jn the first few days of dune, 1803, I
started alone from Salisbury and entered
northeast Mashonaland. For five days,
from sunrise till dark, I patrolled and
t-uartered evory yard of country for a good
number of miles, ami on the sixth day I
aaw���though so far olf that tliey appeared
just .ia dark specks���two of the huge brutes
I was searching for. The tirst thing to do,
of course, was to get below the wind, aa
when thoy were tirst sighted the wind blow
directly from mo to thom. In an hour's time
I was crawling toward them through tho
fringe of buah thut lay ubout I'd) yards
below the open poaition thoy hud chosen
for their midday siesta. I thought they
might givo me aome trouble, bo I took my
colored boy with ine���he could shoot rather
woll and carried a single twelve-bore rifle.
As I crawlod on my stomach toward them
with the
I aaw one of thon had become suspicious,
and had got on to his feet, evidently much
disturbed. When I saw this I flattened
myself aa much as possible into tho sharp
grass stubble antl black ash���this latter the
result of a devastating grass firo which had
occurred a few weeks before, It seemed
hours before thia very painful crawl brought
me to the small tuft of dry graaa I was
malum* for. After waiting for some time I
was relieved to see tho other brute stand up.
I whispered to the boy, and then knelt
tight up. The larger bull wua on the left,
almost, facing me ; the other stood broadside
on. I did not wish to break any groat bones,
11 did not firo at the point nf the shoulder
whioh would hnve been the usual shot
under the drou instances���put put tho bullet from the ten-bore " Paradox" between
the first two ribs and into the lung. As the
huge brute spun round 1 put the second
allot behind the ribs ; it travelled forward,
and also, I fouud afterward, reached the
Tho boy's rille went nil'almost simultaneously with my firat shot, and as tho rhin-
ocorosca went oil in opposite directions wo
jumped up and followed them at our best
pace, l'or over a mile the old bull went
like a steam engine: he gradually, however, settled down, und I camo up and gave
him two more bullets from behind ; this
helped him on again, but not for more than
half a mile. I booh ran up to him, and
found him beginning to stagger ; for all
this timo ho bad been throwing blood by
tho gallon from his nostrils, Ouo more
ahot finished bim, and as he sunk down
with a kind of sob, the buffalo birds left
him, and with shrill notes of alarm they
flow up, and circling for a few minutes over
us, they disappeared in the direction thc
other rhinoceros had taken. I was completely exhausted by thc severe run, and,
taking out my pipe, I sat down for a abort
rest upon the huge gray head. The aecond
bull succumbed about half a mile from
where I had firat fired.
It is a curious fact that under the skin of
theao two animals I found six native bullets,
which they muat have curried about with
them for yoars.
Itulelilea la Argentine���A  DKIioneal l'ur-,1
lllMtt-r���Tlit-'Olil lliiut-i- Gume-Ji'U'l.ltl
ftentlmt��talll*r. dr., etc.
The poliae of Buenos Ayrei have not been
paid for six months.
Suicides are greatly on the increase in
Argentine on account ofthe buBtneBS depression there.
Australian colonists are arriving in great
numbers in Paiaguay. Over '200 arrived iu
that country iu February.
There were 4,Pit) marriages in the city of
Buenos Ayres last year, 13,0n6 births, aud
'29,10.3 deaths. The city at the recent
census waa found to contain over 500,000
The Peruaa, a South American newspaper, created a sensation some weeks ago
by announcing that Adelina Patti had been
killed. It got the diva mixed with Madame
i 'iiplain Nunes, % military engineer, proposes to form artificial islands at the
entrance to the Kiver la Plata for military
defence in time of war and for lazarettos in
time of peace,
At the recent La Plata eleetiona 4.">l persons iu Arrecifcs voted, hut tho votes could
not be allotted to the dlllerent candidates
because tho keys of the urns in which lhe
ballots were deposited wero loat.
The postmaster of Salt a, Chill, Manuel
(Jrndin, has disappeared with sih.immi belonging to the Coverument. Ho waaa man
of refined taste:'. His boots eoat him &!(> a
pair, and ho ran up a bill for perfumory to
tho amount of -*?S0. Hia salary was **"-JO0 a
One of tho principal occupationauf jewellers in tlie cities and towna of Chili and Peru
ia making gold crswus set with precious
stones for the heads of images in tho
churches and cathedrals. They usually aro
adorned hy wealthy women, who thua pay
vows tothe saints.
During the absence from home of Senor
Anza.no Lenzi, of Buenos Ayres, two men
presented themselves at thc house,and with
honeyed words swindled his wife out of
$3,300, who instead of the bank notes
waa left with a roll of worthless paper.
Avarice led the women into the trap, as
she imagined she was the recipient of 810,-
000, for which ahe had loaned $3,8011. It
waa the old bunco game in new garments.
An Italian itinerant seller of cheeses, in
Buenos Ayres, one day last month found
near the Plaza Constitucion $.3,000 in notes
on the ground, which ho pocketed, but not
before another person, witness to tho act,
demanded hah' as hush money. Thia the
Italian rofused to give, offering the other
$1,000. During the haggling, a policeman
hove in sight, and the two wore taken to
the police station, where the rightful owner
of the notes recovered them.
Morbid sentimentality prevails quite as
much in Latin American countries as it
does among us. In a recent issue of the
Buenos Ayres Herald the editor remarks :
���" Tho Argentine criminal code jb too
lenient toward crimes of violence, and oven
such as it is, the executive authorities administer it too leniently. No mercy should
be shown to murderers, and tho sentimental dames who intercede for them und divert
justice from ita courso should reserve their
tears for thc victimB."
According to tho municipal statistical
roport for January, the city of Buenos
Ayres contained on January 31st last 52S,-
728 inhabitants. The number of passengers
and immigrants who arrived was 10,281,
and the number of those who left was
5,920, ���"The immigrants numbered 4,7-32,
of whom 6fi wero -icrinans, 111! Argentines,
26 Austrian*-, 1.3 Belgians, I Dane, H.i.1
Spanish, 100 French, 20 Knglish, .1,237
Italians, 2 North Americans, K Uruguayans, 20 Portuguese, 09 Russians, 3 Swedes,
and 43 Swiss.
A Newfoundland Saves a Tramp.
A fresh candidate has just been discovered for tho new order of merit recently instituted in Prance for animals who perform
heroic actions. A tramp having thrown
himself into theSolnoalQuaide 1'lfnrologc,
in Paria, a magnlfhent Newfoundland ting
then passing with Ida master plunged in
without a moment's hesitation, antl. with
some difficulty, Hiiocceded in bringing the
mnn ashore. The poor fellow was terribly
exhausted when brought out, but he Boon
Prairie  Chickens  in Ontario.
The prairie chickens shipped hero hy our
Manitoba friends quickly recovered from
the effects of their long journey, Bays the
(ialt Reporter,and on Friday morning Inst
wore released in a piece of suitable woods
on Mr. Wilks' property. They took thoir
release very tju ietly, flew at first a little
way. then alighted and strutted hero and
there through the wooda aa tliey pleased,
apparently quite at home. Some huve
since been acen about the open grounds
attached to Mr. Wilka'residence, and some
have aince boon seen noar Blair. Whether
they will stay far or remain noar where
released is yet to be proved. Wherever
they go, if at all in this neighborhood, Wo
have nu doubt, from the interest taken in
tho experiment by farmers and others, thnt
they will not be molested knowingly.
How Editors are Treated in China.
Nineteen hundred editors of a Pckin
paper nro said to havo been beheaded.
Some would shudder at auch slaughter,
who are heedless of tho fact that Consumption iB ready to fasten its fatal hold on
themselves. Dr. Pierce's Ooldon Medical
Discovery ia the efficient remedy for weak
luncs, spitting of blood, shortness of breath,
bronchitis, asthma, severe coughs, and
kindred  affections.
Stamps 'l-a Fayette Co., Arkansas,
1)��. R. V. Piekck: Dear -S.V-I will
say this to you, that consumption is hordi-
tary in my wife'a family; aome have already died with the disease. My wifo has
aaiater, Mrs. K. A, Clenry, that was taken
with consumption. Shu used your "Colden
Medical Diacovery," and to the surprise of
her many friends, sho got woll. My wife
has alao had homorrhngea from tho lungs
und her sister insisted on her using the
���* (iolden Medical Diacovery." I consented
to her using it and it cured her. Sho has
had no symptoms of consumption for tho
past bix years.
Yours vory truly,
W.C. KMNUi M. I).
Delicate diseases in either sex, however
Induced, speedily curod. Book sent bo-
eurolv sealed, 10 cents in stamps. Address,
lnconHtlenco, World'a Dispensary Modioli Association, Buiralo, N, Y.
A Cause for Thankfulness-
Miss Short���"Oh dear I   I fed miserable
this morning.   Ihnvu sharp, shooting pains
all tho way Irom my shoulders to tho tips
of  my   lingers."
Miss Long���"Why don't vou look on tho
bright side, my doar T Vou ahould be
thankful your anna are no longer."
Adam's Great Luck.
Littio Johnny���"Solomn wai tho   wisest
man, hut -Vdam was tho luckiest."
Littio Ethel���"Why wub he V
Littio  Johnnie���" 'Causo   whon   Adam
was a boy thoro wasn't a   school   houso in
tho whole world."
Nerre Pain Core-
Poison's Nerviline cures flatulence,chills,
ami spasms. Norvilino euros vomiting,
diarrhtea, cholera,and dysentery. Nerviline
cures headache, aea sickness and summer
complaint. Nervilino cures neuralgia,
toothache, lumbago, nud aciutica. Nervilino
curea sprains, bruises, cuts, fm. Poison's
Nerviline iB tlio boat remedy in the world,
and only costa 10 antl 25 centa to try it.
Sample antl large bottles at any drug store
Try Poison's Norvilino,
She���" I wonder why it is that l'ido always makes such a noise nvor his meals?"
He���" Kb���nil���I suppose helikcsu littio
whine with Ida dinner."
Wido Awake Soap la a mntmnotli bar
of pure uoap. Try it.
"So you marrioJ Algernon, aftor all.
"Yes, 1 trle.l to In patient and all that,
hut I just couldn't hear to have liim with
mo so much."
Wash your linen with Wido Awako
Soap and boo how beautifully white It will
Mr. John Mcfiivtru, ef Tor-mie, Heinle-- an
I'Aperlenre of D-rep Intercut -1 tlerlj
Ht-lplt-t't it ml SiilTercil -Ur-'-iiIy He hi re
Keller (nine.
From thc Toronlo Ulobe.
Very little is heard by the general public
of the great discoveries in medicine, and the
countless scores of lives that are saved Ly
the udvaucing knowledge of medicalacience.
People who u few years ago were left to
drag out a miserable existence as hopeless
invalids, or helpless cripples, are now,
thanks to tho advances medicine haa made,
restored to the fulnesa of health nud
strength, Mr. John MoQovern, whoresidea
at No. 2 Alpha avenue, iu this city, has
good oaute to appreciate the truth of lhe
above alnloments. Mr. Metioveru waa
furmerly an agent for agricultural implements, aed is well-known iu different parts
of Ontario, A ('lobe reporter who had
heard that he had hceu reatorod to health,
after an illnesB which threatened to leave
him a hopeless cripple, called upon him at
Ida residence, recently, ami was given the
following interesting account of Ida cubo :���
"My trouhlo first began," said Mr.
MoGovern, "two years ago when I was
liviin- iii the Village of Bolton, in tho
County ot Peel, The trouble was all in
my elbows uml knees, and the doctors
thought it was rheumatism. 1 couldn't
walk a block without wanting tu ait
down, and even to wulk down staira was
hard work. It nlllicted nm terribly, 1
waa all right in other ways but for this
terrible weakness. For n yoar und a
half 1 sutler.d from thia, but by aheor
forco of will hohl out against it, and
munaged to get*, about ; but six months
ago I broke down completely, and hail
to givo up my busineaa, I then removed to Toronto, and for throe months
after this I was in terrible shape. I waa
almost alwaya confined to my bed, boing
ablo to come down stairs for a little
whilo perhaps once a day. I suffered
all the time from a terrible soreness in
thc joints, anil ut this juncture my appetite began to fail, and I waa only able
to eat the lightest food, and not much of
that, I ould lind nothing to help me or
give mo relief, All this time I was unable to
do anything, and, had I not fortunately
had a little money laid by which enabled
me to go on, I would huve been dependent
upon my family for support. Wolf, while
I was in this terrihle shape, my eldest son
Prevailed upon me lo try Ur. Williama'
'ink Pills, uud early in last July I began to
use them, and I took them ateadily during
that month and the two following months.
Beforo the first box wus finished 1 began to
get relief, und from that out I Bteadily
improved until I was able to discontinue
the uso of the Pink Pilla, feeling that 1 was
fully restored to health. I am satisfied in
my own mind that had it not been for Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills I would havo still been
helpless and suffering, and I have much
reason to bo thankful that my son persuaded me to uao them. Thanks to Pink Pills
I am now a new mau and intend soon to
resume iny work."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla arc a perlect
blood builder ami nerve restorer, -curing
such diBOnscs as rheumatism, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' dance, norvous headache, nervous
prostration nud thc tired feeling therefrom,
the after effects of In grippe, diseases depending upon humors in the blood, 8iich na
Bcrofula, chronic crysipelns, etc. Piuk Pills
give a healthy glow to pale and sallow complexions, and aro a specific for tho troubles
peculiar to the female system, and in the
caae of mon they etfect a radical cure in all
caaes arising from mental worry, overwork,
or excesses of any nature.
Hear in mind Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills are
never sold in bulk, or by the dozen or
hundred, and any dealer who oilers substitutes iu thia form ia tryiin; to defraud you
and ahould be avoided. Aak your dealer
for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo Peoplo
ami refuse all imitations and aubstitutes,
Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills may bo had
from all druggists, or direct by mail from
tha Dr, Williams' Medicine Company,
Brockvillo, Ont., or Schenectady, N. V., at
50 cents a box or li boxes for $2.0(1. The
prico at which tliese pills arc sold makea a
course of treatment comparatively iuoxpen*
aivo aa compared with other remedies
or medical   troatmont.
Nothing gives tired eyes greater relief
than a green disc or s-piai-u of sullicient
size suapemled on a direct line of vision at
or against the wall, mi which the eyes rest;
but best of all to look upon is a green grass
plot or green trtes.
Do you uso soup 7 Why not uae Wido
Awako then? Itis guaranteed absolutely
puro and la tho beat tn tho world.
"My daughter can never bo yours,'
Willie Bright���" Of course not j I want hor
ti be my wife."
Reclpe.-For Making a Delicious
Health Drink at Small Cost.
llie lEi-iiiiiihiil-Ie Cute ur a loiinu 11 anile TuLe*. 4oii-.iimillion inul 11 hen
Hourly IA ]>-*'-1 t-il lo Die He Finds n
Kerned)' Thai ��oni*,ltiel* Cure* lllni
Klmira, N. V,,���It ia aeldom indeed that
a hopeless consumptive, who has beeu given
up by the doctors, recovers. Henry Hazen,
a young man who waa born and brought up
in thia city, haa had an experience of this
kind which is attracting a great deal nf
attention among the medical men of lifts
section ot the country. Mr. Ha/eu is
twenty-five years of age and he lulls the
following atory :���" About threo yeara ago
i took la grippe. I had a very seven*
attack which settled on my lungs und 1
kept ou coughing after the la grippe left
me. I thought nothing of the cough which
seldom troubled mo except in the morning
after I got up, then I used to hack antl
cough for a while and I might not he troubled again that day. Crudualiy the cough
grew more severe aud ono morning 1 noticed
that there were apecka of blood iu the
stuff I coughed up. However, I thought I
would be all right. Laat summer 1 did
not feol like myself hnlf the time. 1
thought I wts half asleep the whole time
nnd my cough got very severe and 1 could
uot work. I began taking night sweat!, 1
called ou a dootor and he told mo that I
had consumption nnd that half of my right
lung was affected and that ouly a miracle
could hii.o my life. That miracle, 1 am
happy to say, has beon accomplished. I
wns hardly ablo to movo thia spring nmi
my death waa expectod at uny time. 1
happened to bco in the piper one day that
a Herman dootor hnd discovered a blood
purifier thnt waa death to microbes and
genua of all kinda of diaeaa.. I got n box
of this preparation, which ia called Schiller's Saraanarilla Pilla, and feeling improved I have kept on taking them over since.
My cough has disappeared,  and  I huve
ftamed twenty pounds. Tho "loctors who
or. ited hourly for my death are very much
surprised at my remarkable cure.
" To any person threatened or Buttering
from this terrible disease 1 aay use Schiller's Sarsaparilla Pills. I might add lhat
theao pilla curod my father of rheumatism
he contracted while a prisom-i in l.ibby
prison during tho civil war." Know your
own mind. If your druggists will not get
Schiller's Saraanarilla rills send to ua
and we will mail you a box on receipt of
50o, or six boxes for $2, "i0. Address K. II.
Schiller and Co., Toronto,
Adams' Hoot Boor Kxlrnct. ���
Fleiscti mui* n't* Yeast	
..one bol tlo
..half a cake
. ..��� two pounds
Lukewarm Wator two gallons
Dissolve the sugar nnd yon-it tn lho water
iuld lhe extract, and bottle; plnco in it warm
place for twenty-four hours until it ferment**,
thon place on ieo, wheu it will open sparkling
and tlclleloilM.
The root her can ho obtained in all drug
and grocery utoroN In 10 antl BA cent botf.lcs lo
make two anil live gallons,
Tha times aro getting better. This is
instanced by the fact that the days are not
ao short aa they were.
Wido Awake Soap will tlo more work
and dolt better than any other uoap In
the world.   Try It
A. P. 711.
Hood's Cured
Others Failed
Scrofula In tho Nock-Bunchot All
Oono Now.
SangervllI-*, Maine.
" C. I. Ilootl & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
"Gentlemen:���I feel that I cannot say enough
In favor of Hood's Sarsaparllla. Tor fivo years
I have been troubled with scrofula In my neck
and throat. Several kinds of medicines which
I triod did not do mo any good, and when 1 commenced to take Hood's BarsaparlHa thero wore
large bunches en my neck so suro that 1 could
Hood's^ Cures
not bear the slightest touch. When I had taken
one bottlo of this tiictllciuc, tho soreness had
gone, and heforo I had finished the second tho
buuehea had entirely disappeared." I'lanuu"
AtWOOD, S'lii-'iTVille, Midtio.
N. li. If you decide to take Hood's Sarsaparllla do not he Induced to buy any other.
In the Wrong Man's Arms.
Mrs. Timo'hy Seed���"Where's Lizzie?"
Miss Uaakett��� "I jun left   her   in tiie
arms of Morpheus."
Mrs.    Timothy    Seed    (scandalized)���
What 1   And Bhe engaged to Mr Ponder !
Show me wtiere the huzzy is this minuter
What a Toronto Man Says.
For some timo I havo lieen aBiilTererfrom
dyspepsia, so much ao that I completely lost
my appetite, and through weakness oould
hardly walk. Three weeks ago I commenced drinking St. Leon Water, resulting in a
sharpened appetite, good digestion, nnd
am uow completely cured. D, ClIRRAK, IMS
llorkcloy Street, Toronto, Sold hy all Gro-
cers, Druggists and Hotels,
Tho arm'cas freak who plays tho piano
with his feet cornea nearer having music in
hia aole than any man haa yet heard of.
���Wido Awako Soap oan bo need In hot
water.tn eold water. In hard water. In soft
wator. In any way you choose; It makes
the olothes olean and sweet nnd leaves tho
hands soft and smooth.
" What did tho oallera any when you tol 1
them I was out?'' Maid���".lust smiled
and said Friday's uot always an unlucky
Fer Making Kool ltecr.
During tho summer mouths a moro  delicious drink than Hoot Peer could not be
desired.    For tho beneii*. of our readers we
give this recipe.    Take
Snlder's Hoot Heer Kxtrnct    ���    ono bottlo
Yua-U,        - half a cako
HiiL'ar     ��� .  4 lbs.
Luke Warm Water      ���        -       :"*j*--illon-*
Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the water,
add tho extrnot, and bottlo, place in a warm
place for twenty-four hours until it ferments, then place on ieo, whon it will open
sparkling and delicious.
The Koot Heer Kxtractcau bo ohl lined
at all timbers'aud Drug Stores, at Soo.per
"I wonder if thc Daniels baby ia nick.
I see his nurse takes him out overy morning." "No ; hia father is learning to Bhave
I say, Tom, my wife got a bar of Wide
Awake Soap last week; she says It lu
the best she ever used for washing. I
tried It Ir. my bath on Saturday iiUht
and I tell you It beats them all for a
toilet soap.  You just try it.
*%t   THAT
ft. WITH
* Shilohs
88flfe, _
OOcts. nndr
81,001 "
Onu cent ii dose.''
Ttis sold on a guarantee by nil druo
gist-i. It curea incipient Consumption
and is ths best Cough ond Croup Cnro.
tj^t <*.tr 5EMP FOW CATALOGUE.^*
Cheap, Efficient, Prompt.
A marvel of cheapness, of olliciey, and of
promptitude la contained ina bottle of that
tamoua remedy, 1'utuniu'-. I'ainhsa Corn
Extractor. It ���*oosrij-lit tothe root of the
trouble, there acta tpuckly but ao painlena-
ly that uothing ia known, of ita operation
uotil the corn ia shelled. Beware of sub-
atitntea offered 'or Putnam's Painless Corn
Extractor���safe, sure, and pain It as. Sold
at druggiats.
Take care that your drafts on
your physical endurance don't come
back to you some day marked "no
funds."    Take
to increase your energy ana so make good
vour account at the bank cf health.
and all forms of Wasting Diseases,
Almost as Palatable as Milk. Be sure
you get the genuine as there are poor imitations.
Prepared only bv Ssott a Bowne, Belleville.
,     ItlHCOllVKllilMltly |iOi'lilMc\ WllMJ) mill     *.
*    oiTooUvo.   Miiiiiifii.tiiri'illty��� r
f      OAN. GEAR CO., (!nniiiini|iio. nm ,
nn. taws.
Hwoot Sloop &
so llial you need not
sit tlo nil night Rasping for breath tor fear
hi'   HUirocallon.
receiptormunoand I
O. nddrow- will mm
Trial Bottle
Dii.Takt Dims, Mrm
oink Co.. Rooboat
N.Y. ToiinilolliaiK'li. In; Adi-hiiloSt.
Whito Pino Syrup for Colds.
]Jo mint ami not one fnr your IniKity. Take no
oLlier kind. Tliey won't disa-mnint you.
They aro bolter than ever for \$k.
Operates promptly and affcotuhlly in dostror*-
in-f; Tirk-4 iir.d olht-r vermin ���iusI.-i. 7us well na
in 11111111-1111111-1111 nll'crtionx of iln- skin to
which Bhoen nro nutyi-ct No Blioop-owner
hirnlil ho without it- Vs* ii cerluin cure it littB
hiilii'rlo'iruvcd i ti full i bin Prlco 35 cents
70 conts and $1 per. Box. A M cent
bus will cIimii ill-Mill -.'ii -ihi'i-p. Sold hy all
drilBffiste.      HUGH MILLER & CO.
.Miiiniiiirlurcru, Toronlo
Kvery Mutic Teacher InCa-
inula should know where lhey
can not tholr Music cheapest
writs us iur Cataloguesi also
sample copy of the i*aNaiuam
Mi'smuN, a llvr mmithl.v Journal with t)-w worth of muslo
in ivii'h Issue, ci to ���**���'. per day
mnitnby canvasseM. Beeprem-
fimillst. We carry everything
in ih" Music line.
lhey givo perfect satisfaction in fit, stylo und finish, nnd it luu boooina a Iiy
word t hut
"tiranby Itiiblmrfl" wrnr  like iron.
Strong, Will Built, Serviceable g*m|| CT |U fM |U P Q *��������-���������'
AW.rlN.lq jr^r-fr, fc I W \JI I  D �� Co W    ��ir  DOIIPLI
Sand far tlu��crl|itlva r..t.ilo;-"m
WATEROUS,  Brantford,  Canada.
Thai will burn
11 Will do It 11
Has the Largest Oven.
Is Everyhody's
without wick, *X.^        C00k StOVO.
Its Own Cas
'Makes and  Burns
.Front Common Conl Oil
-Cooks a Family Dinner for Two Cents.
See it.
Hood's Pills euro constipation by restoring tlio peristaltic notion ol tlioulinientary canal |
���a*-*--***-***-*'*/'-/**-'**/'*''-* **%***^
Of course the day of the marriage had to
be fixed by myseK, and knowing that I
should gain nothing by delay, and somewhat
in the frame of mind of a patient making
an appointment with hia dentist, I named
an early day in the following mouth���the
4th of May. It was a Saturday, and 1 resolved that 1 would not attend church the
Sunday before it, and would so avoid the
infliction of a wedding sermon in which my
father who had announced his intention of
taking for the subject of his sermon, the
marriage in Cana of Galilee, would I felt
sure, compare himself to all the most eminent personages of Scripture history.
For him, at any rate, I reflected bitterly,
the marriage meant a very practical miracle
indeed���the conversion nt Ins potations of
���spirits and waler, for the remainder of his
life into some of the best acknowledged
I am bound to say that Sir Hunry, who _   ..._ _         . ��� ..
was a thorough gentleman,gave me bo little . Dover, and instead of going hy the steamer
trouble, that I almost begun tn feel a sneak- we had an Admiralty yacht waiting for us
ing regard for him. He was always at hand  at the pier.
when wanted, and yet was never obtrusive. I At Calais, again, another saloon -carriage
Heaeeniedtokiiowhyiiistinct nol only whenl, had been reserved, and aa the train rattled
preferred ailence, but also when I preferred on along ihe change of air and the fatigue
to be left entirely alone, and on these later | of the journey made me dreamily aud
occasions there was invariably someingeni- ( pleasautly drowsy.
out Utile excuse for his depart nro.
After all, I began lo reflect, Mra. Peel
may uot Im so entirely wrong. 1 shall )mi
entirly beyond the reach of aft small troubles and bitterness, and my prison will be nt
pleasaut a one as Art and all the infinite
resources which aro at the command of
wealth can make it.   And thus the hours
Carter itaelf. Constantinople, which I have
visited more than once, ought really to be
the capital of Europe, snd is not only unlike any other city in the world, but it is
iu many respects finer than them all. It is
certain to interest yon extremely."
I bad nothing to say except to smile
sent u pleasantly as I could, while Sir
Henry in his moat vivacious manner commenced to discourse eloquently about the
Golden Horn, and the subterranean reservoir, and the bmara, and the Sultan's
Court, until i almost imagined that I wu
once again pouring ovor my Lane's -'Arabian Mgbts."
One thing only waa clear, that we had to
start that evening for Paris, aud so we at
once made the best of our way baok to St
James' Square.
It was my first sea voyage, and also my
first departure from England, and we
journeyed ao luxuriously that I freely con*
less 1 enjoyed m**self. There was a special
saloon for the short run from   Victoria  to
slipped rapidly by.
On tlie Kri-Uy  ti
morning a now importation to our circle���a Tady'a maid, with
whose servioes Sir Henry told me I might
dispense at any moment that I pleased,
whether temporarily or finally, hut who
had a good and tried character, and would
for the present, at any rato, ho useful to
Miss Jackson���or Jackson, as she preferred to be called���was about thirty. <'f
pleasant appearance, nimble and clever,
and quite silent until addressed. These
were valuable qualities. Indeed, I am not
sure that when the eventful Saturday morning oame, I could have managed to array
myself without her aid.
At my express wish the marriage was
strictly private. There wore no nrides-
maids and no best man. The curate of an
adjacent parish oan e over to aasist in the
ceremony, but if I remember rightly, he
did nothing excapt ask ihequestion, "Who
giveth this woman to be married to this
man V to which may father responded with
all hia own gravity, "I do," and then proceeded with the remainder of the service on
his own account, entering iuto thc spirit of
of the thing, and not omitting a single
word or even hurrying himself, although
no doubt he was anxious for the moment of
breakfast and champagne.
It was over at last somehow, and somehow I found myself at the wedding breakfast and cutting the cake. Bey and ibis I
have a very vague idea of anything that
happened, but I jii.it remember being dressed for my journey, and 1 remember the
dress, which like evert hi lit* else, bad been
furnished by the great Madamo Elaine,
who had received carte bUncha from Sir
Henry. It was a plain shepherds plaid
silk, a long jacket of sable, trimmed with
priceless sable-tail, and a tiny bonnet,
which waa a work of art.
"All your ladyship's things," Jackson
announced, " have been properly packed.
I have your ladyship'-* hand-bag for your
ladyship's handkerchief, gloves, and other
things, and this is your ladyship s dressing-
Before I gob into thc carriage I had to
submit to a farewell embrace and blessing
from my father, but I paid no attention to
it, and so his remarks were delivered to the
bystanders , for whom no doubt they were
intended, and who cheered them lustily,
and altogether exhibited that eflete enthusiasm so common on similar occasions. The
cheering v an kept up as we drove away.
"Von may probably lie too tired, my
dear Mitiam," said Sir Henry in his moat
courtly manner, to care for conversation.
I confess myself that these early hours are
unusual and bewildering."
I gratefully smiled a feeble amile of
assent, and we did not exchange another
word until we reached the station.
It hml been settled that we were to pass
the honeymoon iu Paris, breaking the journey in London at ('raven House; Hy the
time we reached this mansion, which was
at one of the corners of St. James' Square,
I waa thoroughly tired out, and but dimly
remember the hall, blazing with lights arrayed with a wealth of hot-he use (lowers
.nd gorgeous with serried ranks of domestics.
Anyhow, it wu a relief to have the day
over, and sn immense satisfaction to know
that for once and for all I was absolutely
rid of my father. That worthy man would,
within a few hours, be reading himaolf in
as Dean, and would, no doubt, for some
time, trouble himself as littio about mo aa
I about him.
On Monday morning there waa a victoria
and pair waiting for us after l*rcakiaat, and
Sir Henry suggested shopping. Loudon
shops were for myself, who had only seen
the Cathedral Close on rare occasions, a
new experience, and, I will confess a pleasant one.
We first stopped somewhere In Roud
Street, where Sir Henry made anme tittle
purchases, and more especially an exquisite
purse, or rather porte-moiiiiaie, of inliid
tortoise-shell, which as I discovered when
I examined its interior more carefully on
leaving the shop, had been tilled hy somo
magic with new bank-notes and mint-new
sovereigns���somewhere about one hundred
aud titty pounds altogether, as 1 afterwards
Then Sir Henry asked me if I would
mind going by way of the Foreign Ollice,
and walling for bim there a fow minules,
Of course I said no; so we r.tt tb-d down St.
James'Street, and then brought the Mall
to the back portals of that enormous pile.
It wai a glorious day, ami I certainly suw
London for the first lime at its best and
brightest. The Park was beaming with
hawthorn, and 1 could see through the
railings the ornamental waler alive with
t'-ery kind of rate nnd beautiful waterfowl.
Presently a squadron of Horse Guards
trotted past, their cuirasses aud helmets
Wishing iu the sun, and their Hcabbards
rattling and jangling. Tbe iu teiinlnahle
succession ot carriages was even more
bewildering thau it bail been in Bond
Street, and yet the smell of lhe fresh may-
blossom from the Park and the cries of the
water-fowl made inu believe myself again
in the country.
So I sat dreamily looking on, for it may
have been twenty minutes, or even longer,
and then Sir Henry reappeared radiant
with what waa evidently good news, and
followed by an obsequious hall-porter who
bowed profoundly as our footman���I was
already beginning to say " we" and " our"
-���having seen his muter seated, jumped
upon the Vox.
'��� I have aome really good news, my dear
ohild," he said ; " better news then even
perhaps that of the Deanery, and uertainly
more immediately affecting ourselves,"
"I am delighted to hoar it. Pray what
IslbT" *
���| am asked to undertake in September,"
he replied, "just when London will he
empty and dreary, a most delicate and im*
port ant mission to ('onHtautii.oplo, The
compliment is one to which 1 feel myself
entitled, but which I yet confess 1 bad
rather expected, so that it has to o
certain extent taken mo by surprise,
But should I succeed in my negotiations, of which I entertain but littio
doubt, I am promised, as distinct ly ns nny
thing ever Is promised in tho official world-
an Important and brilliant pout, no loss
than that of minister at the Court of St.
Petersburg, from which Lord George Seymour will at that time be retiring with a
full peerage, and not at all improbably the
As we passed lhe fort iticalinns Jaoksnn
mado hur appearuueu with coffee and pisto-
lets, and a cup of coffee, really exquisitely
made, fairly roused me an that I can remember distinctly tho drive from the busy (lure
du Nerd through Ihe empty streets to our
quartern at the Hotel Bristol, und the immense fire of wood that was blazing and
cracking nu tho tiled hearth. Hut I remember little beyond this, for the journey had
quite worn me out and I wu soon uleep.
That afternoon for the first time in my
lite, I saw Paris jn tho height of ils season,
and in its full glory.
Sir Henry had t*. go tothe English Kmbus-
syintheRueFaubourgSt. Honore, but.lack-
son, among it her other accomplishments,
knew her Paris intimately, aud under her
escort 1 went shopping, and certainly,
according to my own ideas, spent money
Why should I not do so? For the whole
of my life hitherto, I had been compelled
to consider every sixpence before I parted
with it, and to carefully reckon my
Now I could do as I pleased, and from
my owu point of view  I am afraid that I
Elunged wildly. I remember buying a num-
Br of things which I did not want, and to
the ultimate ilea iiu a lion of which, Jackson,
who suggested the purchases, and chattered
voluable French to the assistants, had no
doubt her own eye���things auch u gloves,
and lace, and a parasol or two, and other
Thia waa in reality shopping for Jackson,
hut I also did a little shopping on my own
account,bringing back with me some exquisite jlo wen, with fruit'and bonbons���crystal
Used violet blossoms I particularly remember���aud aome books, English and French,
daiully bound, and some photographs, anil
a rosary, the beads of which were guaranteed to be cut out. of tbe olives of Geth-
scmane, and possibly may have been, for
all I know or even cared. Vou must understand that I was becoming hardened
and reckless.
I had got tho money. It was the price
I had taken for myself with my eyes open,
and why should I not spend it? And so
when wc reached the hotel on our return,
the victoria was filled with packages which
gave Jackson no liltle trouble in their
superintendence and ultimate arrangement
upon my table.
It was strange. Six weeks ago I could
have lingered over these many treasures for
hours, examing them one by one. Now
that 1 had got them, and the excitement of
purchasing them wu over, the mere Bight
of them seemed to weary me, so I sat idly
in a chair by the open window, in whioh
Sir 1 lenry presently found mo ensconced and
0 -copied with nectarines, a fruit which I
bad never before tasted in my life, and
whicli I still hold, u I held then, to lie a
direct product of the Garden of Eden itself.
Sir Henry seemed positively beaming
with hope, and life, anil good nature, and
everything pleasant except youth. His
dignity had somehow vanished, aud he was
ne vivacious as a scliool*boy upon breaking-
up day.
"I have secured a box at the Opera tonight, my dear Miriam," be said, "and it
is actually between those of the Austrian
and tbe Italian Ambassadors, both
of which will be occupied, so that
your maid will have Lo do her best.
Not that any otTorts aro needed ou her part,"
he added in his courtly manner, " where,
as with yourself, nature unadorned adorns
the most. The opera js Dinorah, In which
competent critics hold that Meyerbeer is
at his best, and I'atli at hers. I am sure
that it will please you, and after tho performance we are to have supper at the
Russian Embassy, You will find Prince
Xtiroff a most accomplished end charming
man, and fully worthy not only of his exalted position, but of hie most fucinating
No Talleyrand could havo been moro impressive. It was impossible tint to smile
assent graoiously.   But somehow  or other
1 could feel no enthusiasm at all this gaiety.
How different  I should  have beeu under
happier circumstances ?
Jackson had now, for the first time since
my wedding-day, an important duty, to
Lhe accomplishment of which she set, herselt
with thoroughly professional zeal.
I could not help admiring the result of
her skill as 1 glanced at myself in the im*
mi-n-e cheval-glass. My dress was ol rich
while satin, deeply trimmed witb old point-
lace. My jewels, liar*, earrings and neck*
lace, were pearls, at tbo value of whicli I
could hardly guess, ' My rings were most
judiciously selected, and Lo pass over other
items, my fan claimed lo lie a veritable
Watteau, aud I dare say was.
Fight as I might against the new comforts of wealth, none the less I began to
feel lhe enjoyment of Ihem perceptibly
[lowing upon ine, and to almost fear that
must have inherited some Blight touch of
my father'a weakness, in what I may fairly
claim to have been ils most pardonable
When I appeared lu the salon, .Sir Henry
cotilemplatod me critically, and wu evident ly not only satisfied but pleased, for he
kissed mo vory graciously and spoke a few
words of condescending approval to .la**k*
son, who received them with the humility
of a superior young person who knows her
own value, nut-, like Mrs. Kenwlgs In
" Nicholas Nickloby," couslders pride in it
to 1 e sinful.
Ina few minutes we hail passed up tho
immense staircase, with its profuse decorations, and had been ushered into our box,
and almost immediately the overture began.
Vou must recollect that it was the first
time I hail ever hoard any other music than
that of our parish organ and parish choir,
beyond a stray afternoon service in the
adhedrad at Exeter.
The moment we had seated ourselves it
made tne angry and indignant to see that
every glass in tho houso wss being levelled
point-blank at my own face, exactly u if
several hundred photographers were at
once endeavoring to focus me.
I immediately drew back into lhe shadow
of my own curtain. Sir Henry, apparently
seeing nothing strange iu what had happened, leaned forward and looked on with a
general appearance of critical interest. Of
myself, I am glad to say he took no notice.
Presently tne overture concluded and the
curtain rose. I was entranced. It was a
new aide of life to me entirely ; a perfectly
new pleas are. I scarcely recollected where
I was and with whom I was, and how I
came there, or when or how the whole
scene of enchantment would end. I waB
utterly lost; centred io tht stage.
I could not tell whether minutes were
pusing, or hours; aud I actually so far
forgot myself as to mark the time with my
little finger, and to allow a genuine smile
of enjoyment every now and again to hang
on my features.
I know now, of course, that the very
first rule iu the best society is nil admirari.
But you must remember, and make corresponding allowance for me, that I wu
entirely without worldly experience, and a
new sense of life, bringing with it a new
value to life, reemed to have broken in
upon me. I sat and listened, and atill
listened, till the curtain fell.
Our box was beset between the acts, but
this gave me little trouble. The men who
came apparently wanted to talk to Sir
Heniy. They were introduced tome, of
course, and we interchanged a few phrases,
worthy to be fathered upou Ollendorf him*
" Had I been long in Paris?" "No."
'Ah, poor Paris ! Did we leave soon ? Ah,
desolated Paris! Wu not Paris the oantre
of the world's smiles?" I declare as I now
look back, that it makes me weary to hear
Englishmen chatter about Paris, of whioh
they know little beyond the radius of Rig-
���ion's. I would far sooner hear a New
Eiigtandur talk about "Borstun," and pronounce thc dissyllable through his nose.
for myself, when the time came for us
to loavo, I had only noticed one thing. In
the box directly opposite our own, hut
separated from it by the whole width of the
house, bad been a lorgnette moie or less
persistently directed against myself.
When you are nne of a large crowd you
can be quite aware that you are being looked at all hough your next neighbor is quite
ignorant of tlie tact. Vour next neighbor
will ho thinking of himself or hersolf. in
the present case I wu certaiu that this par.
tioular pair of opera-glasses had marked
mo down.
I was a little annoyed by the fad,a Ilttlo
amused, and a little bewildered, all for
reasons whioh can be easily understood.
My own single wish was to be no more conspicuous than I could possibly help; andyet
hero I was.at tho veryoutset of my married
career, singled out for an attack, which
the old hands in the house, aud the writers
for la petite presse, with their myriad eyes
and their infinite hunger for rounding a
paragraph that may possibly bring in three
fia-ics next morning tor the dejcuner,could
not possibly have failed to observe.
The possessor of tho opera-glasses was a
man of uncertain age, and he looked
like an Englishman. Between twenty-eight
and forty and Englishman alters very little.
Between forty and fifty-five he begins to
age. He cannot reconcile himself to the
idea that he is not u young as he use to bo,
and ho often will persist in late revels and
early mornings with young men who laugh
at him, and amongst whom he too frequently plays the part of Pantaloon.
If I admire one man moro than another,
it. is the man, appreciably past middle ago,
who will frankly admit tsiat his time ia
over, and that his remaining enjoyment iu
life is too look on  while other people  are
on his owu axis until he fell from fecblenoss,
or until another Lop struck bim wilh its
iron peg, and either epUnlercd him into
fragments, or sent him lumbering away
hopelessly outside the charmed circle iuLo
the dismal limbo of failures.
You may judge reasonably your estimate
of other people if you make allowance for
your own personal prejudice. But if you
accept your own estimate of yourself, it is
somewhat late in the day for you to set up
in business as a diplomatist.
The man at whom f was now looking did
not seem tome at that moment to merit
any kind if sympathy. There was
a good deal about, him Lo show that
he had taken his own part in man*
ly pursuits. He retained the broad
shoulders, the upright carriage, aud the
clear, fearless eye that tell of a youth well
spent, His features, ao far aB I could judge,
were clearly cut, regular and sufficiently
pleuing. The hardness about them may
possibly have been due to his age.-- Beyond
this I could conjecturo nothing, and, in
fact, by the time we had reached our hotel
I had dismissed the mysterious stranger
entirely from my thoughts.
At the hotel we waited hardly a moment
before I found myself being whirled to the
Russian Embassy in the Faubourg St.
Germain. Here was a blaze of light, a scent
from a forest of tropical plants, and a startling lustre and brilliancy that made mo for
the moment forget everything else. The
opera and the Opera House folded away in
my imagination as if their dimensions had
been those of a scanty provincial theatre.
The supper at Princess XurolTs was
beyond anything of which I have even
dreamed, I could only laugh as I pictured
to myself the idea of my esteemed parent
solemnly sitting down to it. Poor old man !
his highest ambitions bad never risen
beyond partridges and venison when they
were iu season, spring uparagus.new potatoes, a bottle of port wine, and then a
strong glass of rum and water, and a clay
Here was every luxury for wniah it. is
possible to ransack the rivers and the seas,
the mountains or the plains. Ii was only
May, but there weie yet immense peaches
upon the table���-reared, as I heard, each
under its own separate glass shade and at a
tropical temperature. Time and space scorned to be laughed at when you had on the
one hand caviare from the frozen Volga,
and, on the other, prickly pears and custard apples from the Southern Archipelago.
Boing profoundly interested and conse-
qently attentive to the mlnutiie around me,
I also noticed that among the wines was
Tokay, a wine of whicli I had heard my
father speak with bated breath as beiug
something even more marvellous than
Cathedral port itself.
For me the total result was howilderment.
Carry yourself hack iu your mind to my
little homo in Devonshire with its stone
roof and its humble table; recollect my
quest in the morning to discover if per*
chance a fresh egg had been laid. One of
thn dishes In front of me wu a pyramid
of preserved fruit in cut glass, and it wu
ornamented with stuffed humming birds
poised upon their wings. In tho Cathedral
('lose the price for a stuffed humming bird,
if you wanted one for your bonnet, would
rauge irom half a guinea to double that
amount. Here were the little creatures stuck
about at random, as carelessly aa in my ol I
home it had boen my habit to place great
buinfies of spring violets wherever my fancy
might suggest.
Alter supper there was an adjournment tn
an immense salon, opening iuto a conservatory rich as the South Sea Islands themselves, with tree-ferns, and palms, and a
wealth of tropical orchids of ever variety of
form and color.
The company somehow melted away, and
I can only just recollect my last adieux.
The Princess kissed ine, but adroitly avoid,
od my own kiss in roturn. Princo XurofT,
wlio looked at me u if be would havo liked
to imitate tbe first part of his wife's performance���he must bave lieen at least
twenty years younger thau Sir Henry���
usured me that he had watchod my husband's career for many years. "Nature,"
he said, " had intended him for a diplomat-
ist, but, alu I where was the diplomatist
unless he had a wife, sueh u myself, fresh,
charming, and with the supreme art. of
subjugating mankind V
I wu already beginning to got old and
cunning.or.atany rate, to feel so, and I knew
right well that the utute Russian wu laughing heartily at my husband, and throwing
compliments to myself with about aa much
real feeling u that with which you toss a
piece of sugar-candy to a child.
" It has been, my dear Miriam," said my
husband, as he solemnly stood upon the
hearth-rug at our hotel after our return,
"a most successful evening. Your own
tact and good sense have proved invaluable,
and I oannot help thinking that I havo tonight gained information of the very highest value which I shall transmit to-morrow
to Downing Slreet by special messenger, and
whioh will satisfy them that I fully deserve,
nob only the confidence already reposed in
me, but even the management of negotiations moro difficult and Intricate than thoso
to which I must candidly own I feel myself
more than equal."
I would have given the world at that moment to have grinned in my husband's face,
if I should not have outraged all '.he proprieties by doing so.
He had learned, I wu confident, absolutely nothing; and so far as I had seen, Princo
XurofT could have handled him as a village
boy handles his peg-top���twisted a lung
string of hempen compliments round him,
sent him buzzing away through the air into
the ring, and bave left him there to  rotate
A Stew Torpedo Buut-Scarcity or Stoker*
Subsidies forSleanmhlps.
The Halcyon, British torpedo boat,
which hu just been successfully launched,
ia one of five vessels of her type which
were built under ihe Naval Defence act of
1889. She was designed by W. H. White,
Director of Naval Construction. The vessel is officially described as a first-class
torpedo bint, unprotected. Her dimensions
aro: Length, 2">0 feet; breadth, 30feet 0
inches; mean load draught, !) feet ; weight
if hull, fifi."* tons {displacement, 1,070 tons;
ooal capacity, ltd tons. The propelling
machinery constats of two sets of triple*
patiHJon surface-condensing engines of the
vortical Inverted type. The engines aro
capable of developing a collective horse
power of 3,500 on a forced-draught trial of
throe hours' duration, and 2,500*horse power on an eight houra' natural-draught trial.
The propellers aro of three- bladed type, and
will mako about 250 revolutions a minute
which will give an estimated speed of 10
knots with Lhe .1,500-horae power, and 17
to 17.5 knots with full natural-draught power. The boilers four in number, are of the
wet-hottomed locomotive type, each with
two furnaces, and are to work at a pressure
of 150 pounds per square inch. The vessel
will be armed with two 4.7 inch and four
six-pounder quick-firing guns, one bow
torpodo tube, and two double revolving
broadside torpedo tubes. The total estimated cost of the Halcyon is ��78,150, of
which sum ��21,148 hu yet to be spent.
The armament atone will cost ��8,450. Of
the total cost of the vessel no less than
��1,040 is due to the increased rates of pay
to dockyard workmen which came into
operation on the 1st of April, 1891., The
vessel ia so far advanced that it Is expected
she will be ready for her steam trials by
end of May.
The Naval and Military Record takes
up the cause of the stokor.and says, editorially: "At a time when the deficiency of
tho stokern is seriously embarrassing the
Admiralty, and wheu it is proposed to enter an additional 2,500 engine-room ratings,
it mny not be out of place Lo again direct
attention Lo a grievance of the stokers.
Theso men are entered, like the seamen,for
a peiiod of ten years, with the option of reengaging for a further period and thus
qualifying for a pension. In the cue of
seamen, men who re-engage nre granted an
additional 2d. a day, but the Admiralty, In
their wisdom, have never attempted to
hold out this inducement to stokers. Why
should this lie the cue ? Can it be that
the Admiralty do not wish stokers to reengage, or it is only another example of
official density? Whatever the reuon,
thero can he uo possible doubt that experienced stokers of ten years' service ought
not to be lost to the oountry, aud, as a
simple act of justice the re-engaging money
ought to be offered to these valuable men.
It cannot be seriously contended that a
mau is unfit for stoking at thirty yoars of
age ; yot the Admiralty do not appear to
lio desirous of retaining theao men beyond
the first period of service."
The oruiser Tatsuta, which wu built
for the Japanese Government by the Knglish shipbuilding firm of Sir W. U. Arm*
strong, Mitchell & Co., was recently
launched at Klswick. The launch wu
attended by Viscount Aoki and other
representatives of Japan now in Kngland,
The vessel wu christened by Mme. Taka-
inaya. The Tatsuta is 240 feet long and
S7.J feot beam, with a displacement of 875
tons and indicated horse power of 5,500,
giving her a speed of 21 knots. She hu
two 4. 7-inch quick-firing guns, four three-
pounder quick-firing guns, aud five torpedo
tubes. The totpedo tubes are a feature in
tho vessel, and are said to be far surperior
to thosB on any of the British ships.
Viscount Aoki said he trusted that the
increase in thn strength of the Japanese
Navy would assist in the preservation of
peace, which, his Government- had bo muoh
at heart.
The United Service Gazette says the
Admiralty will pay in subsidies this year to
the Cunard, P. and O., White Star Line,
and Canadian Pacific Steamship Companies
the sum of ��33,847, for whioh sum the companies agree to hold at tie disposition of
the Admiralty tho steamships Campania,
Luoania, Teutonic, Majestic, Ktruria, Himalaya, Australia, Kmpresa of India,
Kmpress of China, Kmpress of Japan,
Victoria, and Arcadia. In addition to
these the companies engage to hold the
following vesseU at the disposition of tho
Admiralty without further subsidy ���
Cunard Company���Umbria, Aurania, and
Servls ; P. and 0, Company���Biitannia.
Oceanic, Peninsula, Orieutal, Valetta,
Manilla, Rome, Carthage, Ballarat, and
Parramatta ; White Star Line���Britannic,
Germanic, and Adriatic, Lut year nine
vessels only were held at tbe disposition nf
the Admiralty, and for five of these ��21,972
was paid In subsidies.
Tiie Export* mid Imparts ut Lead lux Na
Hon*.   I: nu I ii ml  HiililitiK Her Own,
Mr. liiffen, the well-known British
statistician, has prepared a table of comparison of the trade of Kngland, Germany,
France, and the United States during the
years 1800 tn 1892, with thu periods at MS4
and IKH5, showing that the imports have
Increased in the following proportions:
United States and Germany, each 33 per
cent. : Kngland, 13 for cent. ; and France
U per cent. The exports have also increased,
tbo United States gaining f.O per cent,,
Germany 5 per cent., Kngland 10, and
Franco 14 per cent, Looking at the statistics at all Bides, Mr. liiffen comes to tbe
conclusion that there is no weakening of the
hold of Ureal Britain in comparison with
lis chief competitors upon either the import
or export trade ot the world, but that
our depot or emporium of trade shows
signs of falling off owing to tho increased
use of the Suez canal and the starting of
new lines of steamers.
Commenting upon the foregoing the
Times says: "The Impression regarding
the suppoied rapid growth of the German
trade ia wrong. So far as we ean see, the
positions of the loading countries are pretty
much tho same u they were in 1885, allowing for the fact that cer tain minor countries,
like Japan, have developed unexpected
business nnergy. As the exports of the
United States are largely of articles we do
not produce, the importance of their rapid
Increue ia not much to us. It is a sourco
of satisfaction that change comes slowly
enough to givo us time to adapt ourselves
to tho altered condition of commerce, "
Tlmo Dragged.
Little Johnny, having been invited out
to dinner with bis mother, was commanded
not to speak at the tablo except when lie
was asked a question and promised Lo obey
the command.
At the table no attention wu paid to
Johnny for a longtime. Ho -^rew very
restless and his mother could see that ho
was having a hard time lo " hold in," By
and hy he could stand it no longer.
" Mamma I" he called out, " When aro
they going to begin asking mo questions?.''
The flhffl u Bidden by Soldiers, roller.
itM-Mes, Women and Children -It"
FopBiarlty Shows a Wonderens Increase Year hy Year.
All sports and pastimes seem to come
Into favor with a great rush aud then
gradually lose their popularity, but a pas-
time which unlike ita companion sports,
has been gradually and firmly ingratiating
itself with the muses for the past tweke
years and whose adherents are constantly
multiplying, is bicycling.
This sport like athletics, insomuch as it
is heaith-giviiig and unlike them on account of its method of use, is to-day without question one of tbe most popular in the
world. Some years ago cycling was considered a luxury, because the price of
bicycles was exceedingly high and only
persons in comfortable circumstances could
purchase machines, but now competition in
the manufaeture of different makes of
wheels has resulted in putting the bicycle
within the means of all.
One has only to consider the coat of
manufacturing a bicycle���about |35���to
seo what enormous profile accrued to the
manufacturers In put years, when a good
machine could not lie purchased for less
Ihan $150. Cycling Is extremely popular
with all classes for the reason that ^differs
from other athletic exercises by the partici
pation of women and children.
Tho credit of the orgin of the bicycle
must be given to a Kuropean. A carriage
repairer named Michaux, a resident of
Paris, conceived the idea in 1865, and, after
considerable labor, fitted rude cranks and
pedals to the front wheel of a hobby-horse,
improvising what is reported to be the first
bicycle ever put before the public.
Pierre Lallement, another Parisian, set
to work to model out a bicycle, and made
some practical improvements over Mich-
aux's ideu. After introducing his machine
in England he found that it received no
attention whatever, bo it was brought to
this country, Lallemenl's bicycle made its
first appearance in 1803. A year later
Lallement came to this country seeking
capital wherewith to introduce his bicycle,
which he wu constantly improving,
A comparison of the bicycle of 1805 and
the machine of 1894 shows what marvellous
improvements have been made in its con-
Btruction. When the bicycle first made
its appearance from improvements upon
the Lallement idea it wu a high ordinary
affair. Perhaps the cause that more than
all others hu led to the growth and popularity of bicycling was tbe invention of the
safety. Since its introduction it is not
exaggeration to say that the pastime has
increased a hundred times over, and this
within the short period of five yeara. Added to thia came the luxury of the pneumatic tiro, an invention which at once enabled
racing men to eclipse all previous times;
It was in Kngland that the suggestion
wu first mado to utilize the bicycle iu the
army. The splendid roads there and the
facilities for getting over a long journey
without ohanglng his mount resulted in a
bicycle corps beiug formed for courier service. In 18S4 a party of Austriani from
the National Military Academy took a five
days' march a-whool, and carried a field kit,
Thoir longest day's journey was about sixty-
five miles. In Switzerland, Germany and
France the bicycle is now used in connection
with the army. Since the inception of the
bicycle there hu lieen a constant ohanglng
of everything in relation to it. First, the
size, then the weight underwent alterations,
until now the bicycle is made in auch perfection that onc wonders how the old style
machine* oould havo held tc popular favor.
The blcyole had lieen in use for several
years before a wheel was constructed that
waa suitable for a woman to ride. It was
shortly after the safety camo into vogue
that a bicycle wu manufactured for feminine enthusiasts. Kven when thia was done
it was many months after the machine was
placed upon the market before women generally could be induced to ride iu public,
and it is only within the put two years
that they have come out boldly aud advocated the bicycle as a healthful and decorous putime.
Now so strong a foothold hu the bicycie
obtained in woman's sphere that she hu
her own cycling organizations in all the
large   oities aud is independent   as   the
While the bicycle is sure to become an
adjunct to the police department and the
messenger service, etc., in large cities, in
the near future, it is not likely to undergo
any material change in ita construct ion. It
is to-day as light almost as it can be manufactured, but improvements to its attachments, ties, etc., can be expected.
In Kngland the sport ia more advanced
than in this country. While the foreign
cyclists differ radically from us in their
customes, etc., thoy outnumber tho latter
by far.
Corks for Bottle Stopper.-!.
The application of cork as a bottle stopper for liquid vessels is said to be of great
antiquity. The earliest record extant of
its use-in Kurope is that mentioned by
Horace, who asserts that the Romans had
cork as stoptiers for their wine amphorae.
Certain of the uses of cork were known to
tho ancient Greeks ami Kgypttaus, but
whether they used cork for stopping the
mouths of their li(-uid vessels history does
not say. It was not, however, until thc
yoar I SOU that the Spauianls lirat commenced to work their cork wooda with aome
degree of regularity for tho making of
Although, perhaps, corks wero more or
less in uso from thn time glass bottlea were
first invented, which Beokmanii asserts lo
have been iu the fifteenth century, yet it
was not until two and a half centuries later
that tho Spaniards began to prepare cork
for bottle stoppers, which tliey did in a
forest situated at tho northeast of the Tig*
ueraa, on the Mnge.
The cork industry hu bIiicc gradually
risen to bo one ot the first magnitude, its
chief centre In Spain being in Catalonia,
where at tho present a population of H,22S
persons is employed, who in the course of
eaoh year turn out about 188,000 hundred-
weight of cork grown in the province, 144,-
000 hundredweight nf cork grown in other
provinces, besides47,000 hundredweight ef
cork exported from Algeria. The revenue
from the oork industry of Spain amounts to
��1,073,880 per annum.
A College for Housewives.
Old-fubioned people who lament the good
housewives of the past, may like to know
that there ts a college in existence where
young ladies may learn cookory.needlowork,
laundry work, and household management.
The college, appropriately called St. Martha's, is at Wallhamatow, Kngland, and is
practically a large household, whero each
of tho ten lady pupils not only rccoives
instruction in lho different branches of
domestic scieucu, bui has also an opportunity of practicing hor knowledge by alternately filling tho post of housekeeper,
parlormaid, and housemaid. The course
of instruction includes scrubbing, fire-laying,
stove-cleaning, lamp-trimming, marketing,
as well as the more advanced branches of
the domestio aolence whioh are involved in
dinner-giving, children's parties, and so
A ltui-tlaa   I Alio   It-i-if-l*. (Ur   Ml-t-rlri uf
the CMr's Political rrlsoner*.
A Russian political prisoner in exile io
Siberia wrote to a friend in Kuropean Russia
depicting the miseries of his life in " this
forgotten and God-forsaken Arctic den,
beyond the boundaries of civilization." The
letter, which is published in the current
number of Free Russia (Americanedition),
took six months in running the gauntlet of
the Czar's arguB-eyed officials. It is dated
June, 1893, at Kolyinsk, a Siberian town
of 600 inhabitant?, located far to the north.
"During the first period of my life here,"
writes the exile, " I thought it would be an
interesting work to send to my friends
more or less detailed accounts of the
peculiar conditions of life into which we, a
liltle handful of Europeans, have suddenly
been thrown���conditions to which we are
aB unfit to adapt ourselves as a little body
of civilized travelers, shipwrecked on the
cout of Greenland, would be to arrange
their lives in accordance with tho habile
and circumstances of the native Ksquimaux.
Rut most of my manuscripts never reached
the persons to whom they were Bent, aud
now even the de-ire to writo tbem is gone.
My own amazement at the uxtraordinaiy
surroundings here has grown fainter and
"Life in Kolyinik sucks every one down
into itself. It seems to me now like a far-
off dream that Miiinewb'Ti* in the world
thore are big towns, tilled wilh people, with
largo shops, with bouses of several slurics,
witli pavements on which great crowds of
people go to and fro : that thero are lands
where the rivers begin to (low iu February
and do not freeze till November ; where,
Instead of snow-covered awampa, there are
fields with thick, standing corn and grass ; ,
lands where there aro woods and gardens,
wiih green leaves on the trees ; where the
people livo on bread and varied vegetable
"For ub, reality consists ofa perpetually
frozen desert, covered wilh littio hillocks
and overgrown with alunted larches, which
can hardly force their roots through the
eternally frozon aoil ; called a human habitation, oven by peoplo accustomed to the
poverty stricken cabins of tho Russian
peasantry ; for food, rotting fish ; for clothing, such rags as are left of ot r Kuropean
dress, and rough native garments of half-
cured skins ; for tht rest, solitude, silence
and lifelessnesB. I thiuk the ghosts that
wandered mournfully along the banks of
Acheron, lamenting aloud for their lost
earthly life, must have felt what wo feel,
dragging out ouv lives clone on the banks of
tho River Kolyma. The utter lack of all
aim or interest, forget fulness of the past
and indifferent to the preaent are steadily
taking hold upou ub all."
Morning Glories for the Window.
Windows arranged with plants are very
attraotive when tasteful selections are
made, and they are well cared for. Nothing
adds more to the beauty of a rwm, and
nothing is more cheering than blooming
plants. A window arranged with morning
glories looks like an outdooi back of tho
dainty little flower bells, and yet it must be
planned and watched to bring about thi**
natural grace through cultivation. A L-x
���u long u the window aud rather deep���
is fastened under a window where the buu
shines in. A network of cord is futened eo
that when the vines grow large enough
they will begin to climb upon it, growing
upward and toward the oentre of the room.
Tbe cords are fastened to the idge of the
Henry VII. Said lo be Ibe I'oumlrr or lhe
liritish Nnvy.
Henry VII, Lhe first Sovereign of lhe
House of Tudor, who died at his palace of
Richmond, on the 21st of April, 1500, in
the fifty-fourth year of liis age aud the
twenty-fcurth of his reign, may he said to
have been the founder of the liritish Navy,
for it was mainly due to tho energy of Henry that the enterprise nf discovery waB
promoted. Previous to the year I48S it was
the custom of the Rulers of Kngland, when
embarking for a naval war, lo borrow vessels from tho meichanta ; but in this year
King Henry decided to build a vessel of
his own, and for that purpose JC14.000���at
that timo a very large sum���wu expended
on a ship, which was called the Royal Harry, of 1,200 Ions burden. Thia vessel
which wu burnt byaccideut, at Woolwich
iu 15")3, may ho properly termed the first
of adistinctive Knglish Navy. Henry VII.,
before he acquired tho crown of Kngland
by his victory at Monwort.li, was known u
tho Karl of Richmond. Ry the assistance
ot the Duke of Brittany, the carl landed in
Wales, and laid claim to the Crown in 148.r>.
Tho people, disgusted al tho cruelties of
Richard III., joined Honry in such numbers
that ho wu enabled to meet The Vork ist
King on }to*worth field, where Richard
wu slain, and tho Karl of Richmond crowned aB Henry VII. He strengthened his
title by marrying Klizabelh, tho heirs
of the House of Vork, thus uniting the two
Houses of Vork and Lancaster. Henry was
a parsimonious aad calculating ruler, who
avoided war, and gained by diplomacy what
other anveroigns uttemped by force. He kept
a well-filled treasury, and made two trilling
expeditions into France lhe occasion of
amusing additional wealth. Hisavariceled
him even to revive old and forgotten statutes
and to exact heavy lines from those who
transgressed them, in which evil work he
was assisted by two well-known lawyers
Kmpaon and Dudley. As a man be wu cs-
aentially a mean one, as a monarch ho hail
nothing great or magnanimous about him.
Though he was not wido in his mental horizon, and wu utterly incapable of a truely
great design,he pondered well what lie meant
to do, and did it so completely that his cunning was lauded by his contemporaries u
profound wisdom, and they called him the
Solomon of the age
Immensity of the Heavens.
If our sun were removed to the pleiades
it would hardly bo visible in an opera glus
with which nearly 100 stars can be Been in
the cluster.    Sixty or seventy pleiades sur-
fass our sun in brilliancy, Alcyone being
,000 times moro brilliant, Klcctra nearly
500 times, and Maia nearly 400. "Sirius
itself takes a subordinate rank -vhen compared with the five most biilliant members
of a group, the roal magnificence of whicli
we can thus in some degrco apprehend."
If we seek to know the dimensions, not of
the individual Htars, but of tho olusttr
itself, we aro mot with many diltlculties ;
but on tho assumption that it ia approximately spherical iu shape, w e can calculate
itu diameter to  Im ovei  40,000,000,000
miles, so that light would take soven years
to pass from one extreme lo the other.
If we think of the dimeiiB ons of our aolur
lysti-m by themselves, or in relation to
terrestrial matters, they appear stupendously enormous, Neptune, the most distant
known momlier, has an orbit over fi.OOO,*
000,000 milea across���a distance that a ray
of light would travel in seven and one-hall
hours; but the solar system is to the
pleiudcs bui as a Lillipul 11.11 to a Brobding-
nagin���is hut as a microbe lo a mountain,
for a sphere tho size of lhe solar system
would, if it wore spherical and ita diameter
that of tlio orbit of Neptune, lie relatively
ao minute that It could be eoulained more
thau 400,000,000,000 times in a sphere the
size of tho pleiades; iu othor words the
litnita of the pleiades could contain 160
solar systems as many times over as thero
arc miles between Neptune and the sun.
It must not be forgotten that though
there aro 3,400 stars in the cluster, yet
with such dimension.-- for the entire group
vast distances muat separate the stars from
one another. In faot, 2,300 spheres,
each With a diameter of ,1,000,000,000 milce,
could bo contained in the limits assigned to
the group, and assuming equal distribution
of the stars in thu group each would lie at
tho centre of a sphere 3,0041,000,000 miles
across, and, therefore, a light journey of
18? <Ieys from ita nearest neighboi.
Sir Richard Owen and the Fakir.
A novel story of thc late Sir Richard
Owen is just going tho rounds. A snake*
charmer at Cairo reckoning without his
host, appeared before Sir Kichard to go
through   a  deadly   performance  with  a
cerastes--the horned asn. Tht: reptile
wu placed on tho ground. Owen looked
at it a moment, then stepped fore ward
and picked it up.    Bofore the luckless per-
box inside, and when the plants are old
enough to remain where tbey arc trained,
the net can be dropped to the floor, leaving
an overflowing bank starred with bright
blossoms of pink, blue, purple aud while
Intermingled. The cords or net must not
be fastened dawnwsrd permanently, but as
often aa convenient the bank ahould be lifted up when the sun shines, and the windows opened in wurm weather logivc tbem
fresh air and make them grow more hardily.
Besides, this is more convenient wheu
sweeping is done, so that the vines uro not
in the way and liable to bo injured.
This work, by proper management, can
be done so as to causo very little inconvenience, but a regular system should ho
carried out. Do not begin too noon, as it
Jb neither pleasant nor safe to throw open
the house for scrubbing and airing, in
changeable weather. Provide everything
beforehand, brooms, brushes, lime, tack?,
Start tbe work by washing white bed
spreads and lace cur-tains, and putting
them away in a drawer ready to use after
the house is cleaned. Next, overhaul and
clean bureau and wardrobe drawers, and
the closets; then you will be ready to
commence on rooms.
Begin at the upper story and cloan downward, taking one room at a time, so as to
get everything cleaned and In place tho
same day. All furniture ahould be moved,
pictures taken from tho walls, and carpet
taken up and thoroughly dusted. Ban;
walls Bhould be Whitewashed, and papered
ones brushed with a flannel cloth tied over
a broom. Windows and paint should bo
washed, and floors scrubbed with warih
water. A vory Btnallquantity of Fairbanks
(���old Dust in the water, enough to make a
slight lather, removes dirt from paint very
easily and makes the paint look like new.
Put moth-proof paper under cirpcts, and
it Lhe room is closed much, sprinkle cayenne pepper near Lhe walla,
All woolen garmenla ahould be sunned
and put away with camphor or moth halls,
whicli can bo procured at any drugstore.
Blankets come next, ��ud by the timo tho
other cleaning is done the season will bo
far enough advanced to dispense with ihem.
Wash those which are soiled and give the
others a good sunning, and pack 1 hem
in a very close place hut pile them on a
table where the air can reach tliein, and
cover with a thin spread. Comforters may
be cleaned by hanging them out one night'
in the dew, and leaving them iu tho sun
the next day for thorough drying.
After Lhe house had been cleaned, the
cellar and yard should undergo the some
process.   Sprinkle lime in alt damp places.
Many try to clean house as soon as possible, end often do not take Lime lo get
regular meals, bnt this is a groat mistake,
as they are mora necessary now than at
any time. By baking bread, cake, and
pastry liefore hand meals cau be bad regularly with very little loss of time, or extra
Parsnip Fritters.���Scrape, split and boil
till tender. Mash smooth, and add one
beaten egg, one leaspoon of Hour, pepper
and salt to taste, and milk for a smooth
batter. Fry in clear fat and drain on brown
paper.   Serve hot.
Buttered Parsnips.-Scrape, boil, ami
split lengthwise. Fry till brown in sweet
butler; season and serve with chopped
Parsnip Pats. ���Prepare as for fritters,
mould iuto pata, omitting the mill:, ami iry
iu butter till hrown.
Parsnips a la Mode.���Boil, mash smooth,
season and add four tablespoons '%ol cream,
and nne of butter.    Boil up mien and serve.
Baked Parsnips. ���Boil in as little witer
aa possible, with a few slices of salt pork.
Cut patanips iuto quarters, tutu Into a pan
with the pork ami haku till brown, season
and serve.
Creamed Parsnips.���Boil, nud cut into
dice. Brown iu a liltlo hot butter, and
pour over tbem a little thickened cream.
Domestio Hints.
Tomatoes stimulate the action of tlie
liver, as well as lemons ami oilier acid
It is said that sciatica may be cure.I by
applying a coating of flour of sulphur to tho
afflicted limb.
As a goneral rule it may bo said thrt infusion of tea for three or four minules is
amply sullicient.
When you go to whitewash your ct-llars
put a lot of copperas iu the whitewash. It
will keep the vermin away.
Crumbs should be swept up after each
meal, else tbey get trodden into the carpot
and are troublesome to remove.
Dry meals, wilh hot water (or weak ten
or coffee, but vory hot) Iwo bonis afterwards, ia said lo bo a cure for many stomach
A very simple sauce is made by first
sweetening aome cream, then mixing with
it the juice of a lemon, which will thicken
the cream.
The addition of lemon juice to the water
in which rice is boiled will increase tbo
whiteness, and the grains will readily
separate when thus treated.
Anything that adds to the neatness and
beauty of the homo and its bolongings not
only  Increues  the owner's pleuure, but
former could interpose the savant plucked j J?1'"* "��*��*>��-* ���������� �����*-- hctterment of
irom its head its projecting horns, which, I the nO"---*-!0'**--
on closer inspection, proved1 to be fish-bones.
The takir waa somewhat disconcerted at the
rapid unveiling of an actually harmless
animal, aud tho entertainment wu withdrawn.
If you have any reason to think that tho
water you are using may not be perfectly
pure, boil it, aud after it has cooled strain
it. and bottle it for use, Boiling will purify
water always, THE WEEKLY NEWS, JUNE 13, 1894.
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Wednesday June 13,1894
Hunter  a Candidate.
Announcement to the Electors:
The undersigned will he a candidate
for the District of Comox at the forthcoming Provincial election.
Joseph Hunter.
In selecting a representative we should
look to business and moral integrity. Beside these all other considerations dwindle into insignificance.
The Opposition appears tobe in a bad
way. The Leader of the Independent
wing is in jail. Heaven is discredited,
and Brown retired.
Don't take much stock in railway
rumors just now. The Canada Western
is bound to throw a few shovclsful of dirt
before the Hrst of August, but don't let
two much of it get into your eyes.
It is reported that a person passed
through Nanaimo a few days since who
declared while there that he was sure of
beating Hunter in the coming election.
As he appeared to be harmless no attention was paid to him.
The floods caused by the sudden melting ofthe snow in the forest, and mountain arc unprecedented, the waters having risen higher than in any former year*
The extent of country visited by the
floods is very large, and Washington is
almost as great a sufferer as British Columbia. The amount of damage will
reach millions while the loss to human
life is very considerable. Happily Van
coiiver Island is at all times free from
dangers of this sort, owing to the proximity of the great waters by which she is
A pleasant feature is the promptness
with which both Government and private
aid has been furnished to the afflicted
sections. But of course only temporary
relief can be aforded; nor do we believe
it practicable to provide in future against
more than ordinary dangers which beset
tlie valleys from inundations. Calamities
which come only once in many years and
arc the result of unusual conditions, are
more cheaply borne than provided a-
gainst; indeed are not preventable. During the late rise the waters simply rose
higher than the dykes. As the land becomes denuded of the forest, these freshets wilt become more general, and more
disasterous. It would seem therefore, the
part of wisdom not to unnecessarily dis*
troy the forest. In the east tree planting
i-i becoming necessary, and here in the
west the wanton destruction of trees
should be discontinued.
Flying Over the Gulf.
It is now claimed that the British Pa*
(ilic Construction Co., which is to build
���the Canada Western Railway, have entered into a contract with the famous inventor I'raull fortheconstruction of aerial
cars to pass over the Gulf between Duluth and Waddington Harbour. It is
s.iid that these wonderful cars, or flying
machines, arc to be built of aluminum,
nickel nnd steel and will be remarkably
strong and light, capable of carrying 100
person and as many tons of freight. It
Is estimated that they will make the pas
sage of about 70 miles in an hour. The
only reason why they are not to be used
on the entire line is that while they operate perfectly over water they are affected by some magnetic influence while
passing overland which renders their action uncertain snd use hazardous. Private pointers reached here a week ago,
and many investments have quietly been
made. There can scarcely be any doubt
now about the success of the entire
scheme. The main difficulty bas been
obviated, and nothing remains but plain
To the readers of the "Weekly News":
Mr. A. Uptaker, the Jeweller, late of
Vancourer, B, C. has opened up an establishment in McKelvey's house at Cour
tcn.tv, IJ. C, with a choice stock of
"Watches, Jewellry, Musical Instruments,
Stationery, Tobaccos, Cigars, and smoker's articles as well as notions, etc., etc.
Mr. Uptaker otherwise known by bis pop
liter nickname as "Barney" is well known
in this locality and thc Union Mines.
Watch and Jewellry repairing promptly and neatly done.
Notice of Assignment.
1'iirauant to tha Crediuw't Tnat Deedi Act
Notice is hereby given that Franeis A.
Anlev of the Town of Union, Vancouver Island, Province ot Brituh Colombia, batcher
hu by deed dated and executed May 10th,
1804, aaeigned all hia property, real and
pertonal and ehosei lo action to Wm.
Mathewson, farmer, of Comux Biatriet, ob
aaid Ialand in truit for the general benefit
of Creditors, save aa therein mentioned.
All persona having claims against the said
Francis A. Anley mast forward or deliver
full particulars of the sa-.e to the raid
trustee, at Comox, R C , on or before tbe
l��J:h day of July, 1804.
All persons indebted to said Francis A.
Anley are required to pay the amount of
their iodehteiloeM to the aaid trustee forthwith. After the 19-h day of July, 1804,
tbe trustee will proci-td to distribute ths
assets of the estate anions tbe partial entitle! thereto, havii.g r-gml only to tbe
claims of which be tbeu shall bave bad
Wm. Matiiswsom.
D-ted, May 10.h, 1804 A-uiguoe.
Waverly I
X   House,
ttintoit, b a-
This  Magnificent   Hotel   Building
Will be Opened tor the Reception ol Guests July 1.
Finest Appointments.
Best Table. Splendid Sample
Rooms   and   Reasonable   Rates.
A. Lindsay, Lessee.
Notice  to  Contractors.
Scaled Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Monday,
June 18th for certain work to be done on
Mill road, Carter road, Smith and Kirby's
road, and the Piercy road.
Plans and Specifications can be seen at
the Office of the undersigned on and
after June gth from 9 till 12 and from I
to 5 p. m. ,
Tenders must be made upon the printed form which will be -supplied for that
purpose. v
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
S. Creech,
Gov't Agent.
Province of British Columbia
VICTORIA, bv the Grace of God, ofthe
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the
Faith, &c, &c,
To Our faithful the Members elected to
serve in the the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of British Columbia, and to all v-hom it may concern,
Tubodobk Davik, -i WHEREAS, We
Attorney-General J " have thought
fit, by and witb the consent of Our Executive Council of Our Province of British
Columbia, to dissolve the present Legislative Assembly of Our said Province,
which stands prorogued until summoned
for dispatch of business.
NOW KNOW YE, that We do, for
this end, publish this Our Royal Proclamation, and do hereby dissolve the Legislative Assembly accordingly, and the
Members thereof are dischared from further attendence on same.
In Tfstimony Whereof, We have
caused these Our Letters to be made
Patent,   and    the Great   Seal   of
liritish Columbia to be hereunto affixed:  Witness,   the   Honourable
El)G,\K Dewdnkv, Lieutenant-Governor of Our   Province, of British
Columbia, in Our City of Victoria,
in Our said Province, this second day
of June, in the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and ninety
four, and in the fifty-seventh year of
By Command.
Registrar of the Buprsmo Court.
Notice  to   Tax-Payers.
Assessed and Provincial Revenue
Taxes will be received bv the undersigned at his office, in his residence,
Comox ,1-J.iv, between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. No taxes ofany description
taken after that hour. Taxpayers are
respectfully requested not to offer any
assessed taxes outside of office as it is
against regulations to receive them thus,
and they cannot be accepted. Should
undersigned be at any time away on
other business a substitute will be at
office to receive taxes.
W. B. Anderson.
Comox, May 23rd, 1894.
All person, driving orer the wharf
or bridge! in Coniox diitrict f.itei
thai, a -wiillc, will be proeecuted accord
ing to Uw.
S. Creech
Got. Agent.
O. H. Fechner.
Shop: Late Drug store.
Union, B. C.
Union Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber' always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, Proprs.
��� ������
Society     Cards
LO. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets ever*
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth*
ren cordially invited to attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Looge No 14A.F .& A.M..&C.K.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Burd
K. R.S.
C. O. O. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O
O, F. meet in the old North Comox*
school house ever*.1 second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
Q B Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. O.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block,  Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory,
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Beaton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. O.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior arti-
CLE for the same money?
^jf     General Teaming
Comox, B. G,
Tha fli-Mt Hady-M Ii the wort wonderftil
tliiooTtTT of thn ��***. EndonedbyaeieDUtlcmen
i fKoiOMftod Amort*. Mndjah, purvlyrflgf
table. Stops
�����*���**��� WJ   inaOda-M'-our**
DtalMM, falling Beo.wt.ons*1
rtmraua and
���trout tonttthe tntlniyfltou. Arm
HuJy-m cans pet-Ill tr, Merrtmaie-t, EnilalonB,
audderelon-Handrntortiw-aakorgii-a. I'aJni
In the ttwk.ioM-e* by day 01 nlfbUre "topped
quickly. Orer 1MB Mvitft endommenti,
rremitareBMnme-uMlmpoteney tn the flrtt
'tun. Itcuibeetoppe<iln2fdtr��byUieuNor
ThenewetnovtiTWU-Bitd* bf tbeSMOtal-
lit 1 of the ou fuioulHeMMB Medleetl lutt.
lata. ItlithaMnmmt tIUUjw mule, an
viry powerful, but harml-m Sold for 11.00 1
pa-Kane or a -Acktgee far 16.00 (plain tealed
how). Written-piaiMtMglvui for a enra. If
mawn total and are not entirely cured,
���ix mora will be stmt ta yon free of .all chargM.
Band for cimulwi and teaUnwnleU, Adanm
mtjfMMM ���*--���*���- ��� "������ ���*������������
(OH Market ��t, Sit Fraaili 8e.O*L
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ��f the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, aod is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox,
Trcut aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects  with all
Steamers.   Tcnns moderate
Cumberland Hotel.
Union,. B C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Uillard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Piket, Prop.
Wood A Miller
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish Rigsat  Reasonable Rates
Give them a call
Robert J. W' nboi n.
Machine Work., Nanaimo.
Denier in Bicycles. Aj;rnt for Bra..*-
ford Bicycle Co., H. P. Davis of Toronto
English Wheels, lleastnn, Humber,
Kudge, New Howe and Wliitworth. Will
sell nn installment plan or hitf discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail is follow.
.nd freight m.jr offvr
Leavo Victoria. Ttloadny, 7 ft. n.
"  K.naln.0 (or Coniox, WednMdajr, 7 ft, m
Leave Coinux for Nmmimo,      Frid.y.. 7..m.
'      NftMlmo for Victor!.   Sftturd.jr.7ft.ro
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time Table   No.  20,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
April S7th, 1804.   Train* run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturday* aad Bundayi
Roturn TfekeU will bo 1-Mu��d bctweoa all
poUta for afar* aad a quarter, good forra-
tarnaotlator than Monday.
Retorn Ticket* for oae and a half ordinary
faro may bo parohaaed dally to all polata,
good for soven daya, including day of tana.
No Roturn Tlokota looqed for a fara and a
quarter whoro the ���Ingle (ar* lo Lwonty Ave
CM tf.
Through ra'tae betweea Victoria and Coma
Mllaeg* and Cominutlon T'ckoU cun bo obtained on application to Tlnket Agent, Victoria
Praaidoat. Goal ttapt
0��a, Pnlfht and Paaaefofor Aft
Tha loading hotel in Comox diitrict.
Now and   haodaomely  furniahed,
excallent hunting and fishing cloae
lo town. Tourist* can depand on
flrat-claas accommodation. Baasona-
bla rata*. Bar suppliad with tha
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham. Propr.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, So'jcitors, &c. Office Cor.
Baston and Commercial St, Nanaimo, 11. C
Funkral Directors and Emhat.mkrs
Graduatea of tbe Orlontnl. Kuraka,
and United SUt.*o Collegra of Km*
balmlkg������ s
Nanaimo, II. C.
A   Snap
8o acres of fine land for sale or exchange
or property at Courtenay, Union or U-
mon Wharf.
Apply at this office.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Carmey Chemist,
Pure Drugs Chemicals and  Patont
Phyalrano Pn-M-iptium and allordera fllld
with care and dlapalch. P. O. box 12
McKenzie & McDonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
Carriage Makers
General blacksmiths.
Bring on Yonr Wort
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Coniox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Nanaimo  Saw Mill
��� and..���-
8ash and Door Factory
A Haslam. Prop. Mill St.. PO Box 35, Tel. 1-9
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Fine,     Redwood.
AU orders accompanied wUIiCash prompt
ly and carefully attended ta
Steamer Kstelt
Harbor and onlside towing done at reason
able rates.
Cumberland Heat Market
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
First Dam, by Scotchman.  Second Dam
by Day Wallace.   Third Dam,
by Waxwork, etc.
The Earl of Moray, Jr., is �� Drappled
Brown in color, three white feet, with
beautiful action and the finest quality of
bone, and like his sire has a great constitution. He is rising lour years old, Foal
ed July 'lh, 1887, and weighs 1400 lbs.
He was imported by John Hetherington,
from Bruce County, Ontario, and will
make the season of 1894 on his farm, Co-
Earl of Moray; is by Earl of Moray,
(4.154.) registered in the Clydesdale Stud
Book, Vol. VIII, page 422, with his dam
Nance of Inchstelly, as it appear, in his
pedigree.���D. McIntosh.
Terms��� To insure for the season, $13.
���      For tingle service, $5.
���       Groom fe��s, $1. jo.
Popular Store
Our stock ol Spring and Summer Goods is now Complete.
We have this season surpassed all previous efforts The good
are simply "elegant".
The prices you will find full 20% less than past year on
Th�� millinery this spring is the prettiest that has been shown
for several years. An immense variety of Dress Goods and
Trimmings, also those nice Challies so much in demand. New
Capes, Jackets, and Mantles about half last season'sprices.
49 Commercial St. Sloan & Scott     Nanaimo, B. C.
Job Printing.
We are now Prepared to take Orders
All kinds of Jon Printing in all its Various Branches.
Posters, Dodgers, Cards, Bill-Heads, Letter-
Heads, Notices, Circulars, Pamphlets,
Society By-Laws, Badges and
Ball Programmes, etc.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.    Call and get prices.
Look at This
{best north ol Nanaimo.
-rryOpposite Garvms Ranch
the largest vessels carrfloat.
The Marriage of Iron and Coal will here result in
The great Kings highway between Nanaimo and Courtenay
will pass through here and also the extension of the Esquimalt
and Nanaimo Railway,
Lots  will NOW be sold on Easy Terms      tcfr Title perfect.
G  F. Drabble, sole agent,
Comox B. C
Union Clothing Store ,
Union,  B. C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fur
suitings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hats, Shoes and
JE^The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
Stage and Livery,
OOTJ-RTElsr-A.Tr, B. O.
��� 0��� ���
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
,'.  Teaming Promptly Bone, .'.
For Sale.
My farm of 113 acres, with coal right,
also stock and farm implements.
James Clark.
Comox, B.C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and Tin   Work
Dingwall Buildi��g.
Oovoz, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
E. Pirn bury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Dkuukists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, 11. C
Famous Clydesdale Stallion
Norman McLeod III
Will stand this season as usual in the Settlement. *
owned by R. Grant and Co.
Terms, cash down:���
Single sen ice, $5,00
Season, $10,00
Insurance, $15,00
Now standing! at Riverside Hotel at
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and  Notions oi all kinds.
Union   Mines, B C.


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