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Array G. A. McBain * Co.
Real Mate Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
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G. A. McBain * Co.
Seal Estate Brokers
<"*��� Nanaimo, B. C.
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NO. 40.
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9, 1893.
$2.00 PER YEAR
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
including
Boots.Shoes.Clothing and Gents Furnishings
 1 ^., j . .     meWSS 1���"**- BBSS
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWRENCE, PBOFBIETOB,
���       MANUKACTDREB OK
SODA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Hauler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer a r.d l'crltr
Ajjcnt for Union Brewery Company,
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
W. J, Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
CO UR TEN A Y PHA RMAGY.
* PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES *
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBACCO  A.1-TD  CIQ-.A.:RS.
CANADA
Permanent Loan and Savings Company
(Incorporated A. D 1856)
 o o	
HEAD OFFICE���Company's Buildings,
Toronto 3 reet, Toronto, Canada.
J. HERBERT MASON, ��� President and ManaginR Director.
Subscribed Capital, 16,000,000; Total Assets, $13,091,778.
The Company Lends Money from ��300 to $3oo,ooo,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and on favorable terms of
re-payment. Mortgages and Debentures purchased. No Commisson. No Delay.
Expenses moderate,   jy For particulars apply to
MARCUS WOLFE, Real Estate, Insurance 	
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.   I'. O. Box io, Nanaimo, B. L.
BIG PROFITS.
Can be made by buying now in the
RABSON ADDITION
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is being improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
the new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
construction.
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
spring into GREAT I IMPORTANCE.
Now is your opportunity
Office at Courtenay. Wm. Cheney, Agent.
THE BEST PLACE IN B. C.
to buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster.Cordage and Cement ^
is
NICHOLLES and RENOUF
Victoria, B C
P O Box 88 8 E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
We Carry the Largest Stock
-   of   ���
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
COMOX, BO.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour ft Feed Dry Goods
Farm Produce Boots ft Shoes
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery ft Glassware Paint ft Oils
Oenta Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Dmjc.uists   and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician Uf Surgeon
OFFICE <Ss -RESirJElTC.
Courtenay Pharmacy
COURTENAY, B   0
FOR SALE.
For sale, a 4 year old Perch-
eron mare, sound, true, and
gentle, but apt to jump fences.
Weighs over 1300 lbs.
Reason for sale Horses e-
nough besides.
Duncan  Bros.
TH33 :f.a:m:otjs
STA.XjLIO*N"
will be at
John   Hetherington's   stab It
During the Season.
Terms���To Insure, for the Season $12.50
"    . For Single Service $5.01)
Groom fees, $1.50
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  C
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Personal Property Sale
Preparatory to making a business
change I am disposing of my personal effects and offer for side the following: 15
acres of hay in the field; I two seated
buggy; 1 new singet sewing machine; i
bellows and anvil.
Jos. T. Grieve, Grantham
Society    Cards
1.0. 0. F., No .ti
Union Lodge, I. O. 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Alex. W. Fraser, K. S
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings .1(7.30 p. m. in the old
North Coniox School llnuse. Visiting
Itrcthrcn are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Kecordcr,
Hiram Loage No 14 A.F .St A.M..H.C.K.
Courtenay II. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting llrothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited lo attend.
John B.urd
X. R.S.
Notice.
The owner of a pair of breechings left
at my stable in Courtenay, H. C. on the
5th of May last is hereby notified to call
and pay all charges and expenses and
remove the same, within the next 30 days
or they will be sold.
John W. Fraser.
July 5th 1893.
For Sale.
One Donkey Engine and Boiler, about
8 h. p. engine with 12 h, p. boiler upright
suitable for hoisting or running machinery
(second hand) Price on steamer at Nanaimo $325.
Apply to R. W. Wenborn, Nanaimo
for further information.
utfgW
Carts and BUggles...
J. H, Holmes haa just "received a consignment of Carts and Buggies direct
from the manufactory of Armstrong &
Co. of Guclph at prices that will defy
competition. ,
Orange and Grape Land.
We have 160 acres of land in Orlando
Co. Florida, near Lake Butler, nnd between two lines of railroads. The land
contains a variety of Soil, some suited to
O ramus Culture other parts to Grape
Culture. It will grow anything which
can be produced in that Most Delight-
full ClImate. Will sell or exchange
for city or country property*.. Enquire of
M. Cly on the Carwithenfatm, or of Geo
Parks at Union.
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.
Dr W J Curry
(DKN TIS T . )
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanai-
ii'o. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.   *...-
Store for; Rent.
For rent from Aug. t tny store in the
VILLAGE ok COURTENAY.
This is a first class ch<*nce, as a good
pay iny business has already been built
up.   Apply to
Win. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Comox Holloings.
Mr. J. B. Holmes, and wife made a
flying visit last Sunday to his ranch, in a
boat kindly loaned bv F. Dorman, and
rowed by Messrs Brown and Moore.
W. 11. Anderson has returned. During his absence Robert Swan of old constabulary fame was un duly. He appeared to know just how to make the boys
toe thc mark.
Nob Hill is becoming famous for fruit.
U-turns out thc earliest potatoes, strawberries, and other berries. Its the place
fora picnic too, and blackberries! Whew!
You should see the crowds going out
that way. There will be lots of jam regardless ofthe price of sugar.
Jack Bruce has been spending a few-
days among his old friends here. He is
one of those fellows who never seems to
grow old.
L. Casey ofthe frm of King & Casey
has returned from the north where he
had been booming logs. He will stay
here a few week looking after the ranch
which is a credit to the firm and its popular manager, Thos Kusborough.
There is talk of an excursion up north
on thc ss. Joan. Whether it will be by
the Knights of Pythias or another body,
is not just determined, but it is expected
to come off. It will give a tine opportunity for a hnlliday of which we have too
few. The 24th has been talked of as thc
lime.
Harry King, the noted Black Creek
hunter has been to Victoria to gel two
dogs which he imported from the old
country. They are pure bred. Harry
had sooner hunt than eat, and he is in
the woods so much that a visit lo town
dues him lots of good.
There is a fine specimen of work, not
a 100 miles from McPhee St Moure's
store which was done by the chronic
growler, who complained of thc road
work of two of our Bay contractors up
the settlement. It is thought he would
du well to leave thc mad inspection to
our very conpetent Road Boss. There is
every confident'' thnt he will not pass
any work not up lo the specifications,
Tlio ('iinu til A HMtmlU,
Tho kangaroo plague, nays Hard-
wt'-ke'tt Nri-'iKv Gonnip, ha* ulwuyn been
11 great nuisance to tin* Au--t nditui squat-
turn, for ou au average these animals
consume as much gnus ua a shoot), It
in ��tiitud thut on a sheep run of (10,000 to
siVHJii acres lO.OUU kangaroos were killed
annually for six consecutive years, and
yet their numbers remained very formidable in tho locality. Iu the colony
of South Australia hundreds of thou-
satidft of kangaroos aro slaughtered annually for their skins and tho bonus
offered by the authorities. Tho number
of theso mursnpials iuNew South Wales
in 1880 wus estimated to be ovor 4,1)00,000,
and yet about 500,000 kangaroos and
050,000 wallabioa wero destroyed in thu
colony in lhat year. A bonus of HI
cents for ench kangaroo killed is offered
in Australia; henco the colonists aro
gradually exterminating these nativo
animal.*. Ovor half a million skins aro
nnnuully shipped to England and a large
number to North America, to be converted into leather. The macropidte iu ���
chide several kinds of kangaroos and
wallabies. The progress of settlement
in Australia haa driven those animals
from the more tkuuuly populated parts
of the Australian continent, but in tho
country nnd uusetted district*-} they aro
still numerous enough to cause very
considerable damage to the uatural
grasses. So serious has been the injury
thus wrought that the colonial govern*
incuts and runholdors par a sinnll sum
per head for tho destruction of the kau*
rarooa.
Early Times,
How Admiral Blakesley's Bon Found
a Ranch-- Effect of a Deep Snow
on tha Price of Real Estate���One
Hans Loss Another's Gain ���
Reasons for Content.
Some 2H years ago, more or less, Harry Blakesley, the son of Admiral Blake-
ley, visited Comox, and was so impressed with the beauty and promise of the
country thnt he determined to make his
home here. Passing up the valley, as
far as the present site of Courtenay, he
turned to thc right nnd followed along
thc ridge above what is now the Upper
Piairie road until he came to a small
stream which he followed down partly
across thc valley to its junction with
Tsolum River. Near this point he observed nnother stream which empties into the Tsolum, and runs north west from
the first described creek. From the Tsolum River and running back for some
distance these two steamers form a figure
somewhat resembling a bird's head and
neck, the enclosed piece being naturally
well drained and of great fertility. Blakes
ly selected a quarter section which embraced this strip. The Middle Prairie
Road passes through the ranch, leaving
about 25 .teres lying between it and the
Tsolum River. Win, Harmston's place
bounds it on the east. Bakeslcy put
up the present residence and entered
vigorously into the work of clearing.
After being there some years his interests required his presence in England,
and Mr. Geo. F. Drabble became enamored of the beauties of the place, and he
became the purchaser. He improved the
buildings, and erected over the stream
near the house, the first grist mill ever
built in this district. Owing to the lack
of water during thc dry season it could
not be operated over seven months in
the year, nevertheless it was of great con
venience.
One season the winter was unusually
severe and the snow lay heavy o'er "vale
and brae" and Drabble grew discontented. W. Rennison, who was anxious to
procure tbe place, and had previously en
quired the price,came out to make a call,
wading, for the purpose through the
deep snow up to his hip3. He remained
to lunch and talked of everything but the
object nf his visit. He finally left, went
.1 few rods, came back as if something
had nccurcd to him, and said. "By the
way have you still a mind to sell this
farm?" " Yes said Drabble, " I'm disgusted with it. If you want it, now's your
chance." The result was Rennison
bought thc place at a bargain .ind Drabble has ever since abused himself for sell-
at a so low figure, a ranch magnificent
ly watered, naturally drained, and every
way dKirable. But his loss was Renni*
son's gain. The latter is now enjoying
his "ease with dignity." He has greatly
improved the buildings, raised up the
mill, erected a barn or two and stable,
set out fruit trees, and made considerable
clearing. Like most of our farmers he
couldn't be induced even to sell off a few
acres.
It is now 17 years since he bought and
he has seen no snow yet deep enough to
make him regret his purchase. He is
gradually stocking the place, has 12 milk
cows, 3 horses, 18 swine, and has 6 head
ot young cattle. He believes in machinery, having a sulkey plow, mowing machine, and horse rake. His principal
crop is hay. He is a good blacksmith
but tbe the lowing of his kine is sweeter
music in his ears than the "song of thc
anvil." He takes life tolerably easy.
The streams that run by or through his
ranch arc stocked with fish, nnd the
bush teems with game. He knows when
he has a good thing and is content.
Meet  He Alone By Moonlight.
It was Sunday evening. The stage
was on its way to Union. The passengers were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. McKim,
Jack McKim and Master James. The
ribbons were in the experienced hands of
John Fraser. Just after ihe slage reached McPhee's 40 acre clearing, a monster
panther glided across the road but a few
yards in front.
The stage stopped and thc men got
out. The panther mounted a nctgebor-
ing tree (rather low) dropped bis head
between his fore paws, and cast a hungry
glance at the party.
"Ed., you stand under thc tree and
keep him from coming down, and I'll
run back nnd get a rifle," said Jack.
"Don't vou do il" Bald Mrs. McKim, and Ed said he wouldn't go very
close.
While Jack was gone the panther'
changed his base coming down from bis
perch, and then climbing another tree
near by. This didn't appear to suit him
and he changed to a third tree keeping
about the same distance oiT,fanning himself with his long busbv tail, and facing
all tbe while thc interested spectators.
Whnt was it that cnnhlcd tbe panther
tn scent the approach of danger? Some
additional sense in plncc of reason, per-
haps. Al any rate a fraction of time sn
small thai it seems as nothing, nccurcd
after thc panther disappeared before Jack
"hnvc to" with his rifle.
Nothing further was seen of him, and
thc stage drove on.
Christening Ceremony.
Last Sunday at 2 p. m. a number nf
people assembled at the English Church
at the Mission to witness thc beautiful
ceremony of christening three infants
by thc Rev. J. X. Willemar. The p.irents
wiih their assisting friends formed a half
circle in front of thc minister making
suitable responses in behalf of themselves
and little ones whose lives were thus early consecrated to right living. They were
received in lhe following order: Mr. and
Mrs John Ploiart and son���Vivian Mcil;
Mr and Mrs Ed. McKim and son-
lames; and Austin Jules presented by
Mrs J. X. Willemar, its mother.
For Sale.
Five lots in Courtenay Townsiu being
lots 68, 67, 65, 73, and 74 on Mill street
between Union and Alice streets, near
Courtenay bridge.
For particulars apply to Bruno Mellado, House 29, Union, B. C.
Union   Flashes.
Edward Wood will shortly start a livery
here. He went below last Friday to
make arrangements. His intention is to
build in the new townsite. In the meantime he will occupy the building next
west ofthe Union store.
Miss Blanche Crawford was the gues-
last week of Mrs. Macdonald.
Last Thursday thc Methodist had a
very successful festival at Grant &. McGregor's new hall.
There is the odor of orange blossoms
in the air.   Look out!
The San Mateo is loading at Union
wharf.
Abrams hns gone below to make arrangements for his new store.
Last Wednesday a party came up on
the L"rne, consisting of Mr. Schewcrin,
Vice-Pres. of the Pacific Improvement
Co.- his wife, Messrs Alex, and James
Dunsmuir, Miss Maude Dunsmuir and
Miss Harvey. They returned by the ss.
Joan, which made a special trip to Nanaimo for their accomodation on Thursday.
Past Chancellor, J. V. Nichols lectured
last Monday night in the old school
house on Pythianism, its use and progress. Chancellor Commander (ieo. T.
Parks occupied lhe chair. The lecture is
well spoken of.
Tbe barque Detroit left last Thursday
with 2225 tons of coal.
Quite a distingushed party, consisting
of Hon. Chas. E. Punley, Hon. F. G.
Vernon, A, Dunsmuir ana James Dunsmuir are expected up today on the ss.
Joan for a week's fishing on thc lake.
J. B. McLean, the secretary of the
Hospital Committee has receiucd $125
being one fourth of the amount of tbe appropriation for this year in aid of the hospital.
The following letter, beinji without
signature, dated at Union but mailed
AT VICTORIA, was received by Mr. Leiser
and promptly forwarded to Mr. H. P.
Collis:
Union, July 27th 1893.
"Simon Leiser, Esq.
Dear Sir.   .
Permit me to call
your attention to the fact thnt your manager in Union, H. P. Collis is taking nn
active part in church matters and is doing everything in his nower to help the
Methodist church. The school teacher
here last year was a Presbyterian and
the Methodists are doing everything in
their power to get him out. They got in
Mr. Collis as school trustee. Now the
greater part of the people are Presbyterians, nnd tbey will be sure to pass Collis
by nnd go to tbe other store if he works
against them like that; and the most of
the young men here with whom the
teacher was a favorite say that they will
get even on Collis this way. I think
that unless you want your business to suffer through church matters, which are of
no interest to you, you should TELL
Collis to Rr.su;:, as trustee. This
ofcourse.is privnte, and if ynu enquire
you wilt And this is soup here."
Your correspondent snowed this letter
to a citizen here whose judgement is respected, when the following colloquy ensued:
"What do you think of this letter?"
"It's a fool's letter.1,
" Do vou think anybody here in Union
wrote thnt?"
"No, we haven't got a big enough fool
here, besides thc post marks show it was
mailed in Victoria."
"Is Mr. Collis a Methodist?
"No."
"Does this represent the feelings of
the Presbyterians?"
"No, it is a vile slander."
"Is it true thnt the Methodist, were trying to get out the old teacher?!'
"The idea is absurd. Where the
teacher worships or what church he belongs to if any, are considered by no one.
"What effect will this have on the retention of the old teacher?"
"If he had any chance th:s would likely
destroy it."
"Did Mr. Collis vote against the employment ofthe late teacher?"
"That was settled by an expression of
thc meeting at which Mr, Collis was c>
lected trustee."
���'What effect will the letter have on Mr
Collis?
"Well, it should result in procuring
him an increase of salary, as many will
desire tn disprove thc false charge that
they intend to loycoti the Union Store
by givirg it a more liberal patronage
than they have previously done.
Notice-
Parties interested will please take notice that all .tccounts due mc previous to
the first of January last must be paid on
or before thc first of September next,
otherwise they will be placed in tbe hands
of a collector.
J. W McKenzie.
A Card.
Geo. Howe, having sold ont his business to F. A. Anley md Thomas Heckensell, who took charge nf ii on Aug. 1,
returns lhanks for past favors, and com*
mends the new firm to ihe public for a
continuance of iis patronage.
He requests all accounts against bim
be sent in at once, and immediate payment of all indebtcness to him upon account , in order that the affairs of the
business may be speedily closed,
Canada Permanent Loan and Savings
Company.
This, thc oldcrt, largest and best known
Loan Company in the Dominion bas established an Agency in Nanaimo, with
Mr. Marcus Wolfe as their Agent and
Appraiser. The flbnve Company lends
on good farm or productive city, farm or
village property nt the lowest current
rales. The Comany charges no fine.*;
and the borrower pays no commission,
It has exceptional facilities for completing
loans in lhe shortest time, and with the
least trouble and expense to the borrower
They also purchase mortgages and debentures. See their advertisement in
this issue.
Money to Loan.
1 -mi prepared to make Bhort loans In sums
to milt upon HHiii-fi-t-iory security.
Wm. Chernov,Agent, Court enrty.
Local Brevities
The great Northern has reduced the
rate to Chicago from Victoria to $32.
The Comox Agricultural and industrial Association ��ill hold its first annual
Exhibit on the 28th of September.
Winfred G, Rennison left on Friday
for Vancouver where he has entered as a
pupil iu ihc high school.
John Swanskcy, rancher of Oyster River is making things hum. He will make
the raising of swine a specialty.
A big tree blocked up the Union road
for a short time on Fridav, It was soon
removed by the Road Overseer.
McPhee t!t Moore in addition to a car
load of flour and feed have received a
heavy consignment of boots and shoes.
Histl This is codfidential. There is
going to be the biggest kind uf a boon
at Baynes Sound.���A. Garvin.
Ella McDonald has been a guest for
the lasi few days at Alex. McMillan's,
Der.man Island.
We were favored with a pleasant call
last Thursday from Capt. Butler of the ss
Joan, and Capt. Fletcher of the San Ma-
ten.
Mr. and Mrs. David Pickles of Denman Island were the recipients of hearty
cong *atulations last week, the occasion
being the arrival ofa little girl.
The schools will commence next Monday. At Denman Island, Hornby Island
and Union new teachers have been engaged. The others in the district remain
as before.
The Ni:ws acknowledges the receipt
of programme of the Royal Agricultural
and Industrial Society. Its exhibition will
take place at New Westminister, Sept.
26, 27, 28 and 29.
Tom Beckcnscll in driving across the
long bridge found a rotten plank. One
of h's horses went through, and to save
himself threw his weight upon the other
foot when that also went through, badly
peeling the knees.
Messrs Dohcrty, Bullock and Patterson who were arrested by Officer Anderson, brought to Comox and then taken to
Nanaimo for trial were fined on two
charges in the agregate $1050 besides
costs, imprisonment in default of payment to be six months.
The editor of this paper acknowledges
with thanks an invitation from the Board
of Directors ofthe British Columbia Agricultural Association, accompanied by .1
complimentary ticket, to be present. The
exhibition commenced on Monday and
will close on Saturday next.
William Piercy, died last Wednesday
at the residence nf his father, John I'iercy
He was in his 17th year He had been
failing for some time, and his death wns
not unexpected. Thc funeral was from
the residence at 2 p. m. Thursday. The
services were at the church and conducted by the Rev. Mr Fraser.
J. W. McKenzie, the blacksmith, has
taken Tom McDonald into partnership
with him in the business. Tom was esteemed one of the best horse-shoers in
the region where he lived and his band
has lost none of its cunning. One of the
firm will always be found at their shop In
Courtenay, ready to attend to any job in
their line.
The English Church Sunday school
had a picnic at the old north Cemnx
school house grounds last Friday. The
Grantham and Lower Prairie Sunday
schools joined with them. Luncheon
and dinner were served on the grounds,
and the usual games which delight children were provided. It was a day's outing which will not be forgotteH soon.
Funny Spectacle
It isn't every one who can afford to
keep a horse and buggy��� that is a first
class one; but the Arabian pedler, Mash*
em, thinks he can, and so thinking purchased one. He got it up in some way
(we haven't learned just how) to the Riverside where he slopped over night. It
was a bad night for the buggy. It seem-
ed to possess a spirit and delight in
pranks. Thc next morning it was noticed by some ofthe neighbors that one
of ihe front wheels had changed places
with one of the back wheels, but when
Mashem went out next morning to drive
away his new purchase, he observed noth
ing of all ibis. H warbled prodigiously
but he was able to keep his seat, and
what more could he desire?
"Look there!" shouted some one on
the sidewalk.
People gazed, and instantly noticed
the new arrangement of wheels.
A great "guffaw" went up.
What is it that makes a man when
seized witli the spirit of fun, dra,v in liis
chest, and stretch out his neck? No less
than a dozen were observed to go through
this process simultaneously. This with
the sight ol Mashem rolling along, warbling first to thc right and then tn lhe left,
and perfectly innocent of anything uiuis-
u.il, was enough to make the dead burst
their cerements.
Mashem had gotten mo far off to hfflr,
nnd proceeded quietly on his warbling
way to Comox to lake thc steamer. As
be npproiched the Elk several noticed
the uneven condition of the wheels and
commenced to "cod" him.
'���One of your wheels is swollen! shouted cnc. Another exclaimed, "The sun
has warped your buggy."
He got nut and looked at it for ab.uit
two minules. Then he turned toward
the open mouthed crowd and said,"Jiny's
conic in and have a drink."
Strong Fish.
J. W. McKenzie and E. J. Millett went
up to Oyster River last Saturday with
their fishing tackle for a little spoil.
While they were preparing to fish their
horse "ti.ok a notion and came back a-
bout 8 miles as far as Smith's. The fishing was good, in fad too good. They
were so ravenous and bold that when the
bunch of honks with the shining "spoon"
was thrown in several would spring at
the same lime each seizing a hook, and
with their combined weight and strength
they wonld capture the "contraption" and
it was only with the greatest difficulty
that thc luckless fishermen succeeded in
saving thc pole. AGRICULTURAL,
Tbo Old Farm.
ail
Tho 'io.ii' nhi farm! it- uvory r
I- frnujtht with momortcflswoetto ino!
Bach  pal rec din Rome bygone hour
Of joyous; 'hiiiUiooii. gay and tree,
Hon* x.'ttui'i- goains io Bpeak herself*
In Mil. nnd stream, and sunny Held;
In them l find companionship
The crowded city cannot yield.
What are Its shallow joys tome,
Ita pomp and show, it- sordid wealth,
Given in oxohange toe hoaveu's pun* "ir,
For boundless dec'iani and rugKod health 1
Lot him who love, iho sickly shade
Hohiii'l i ho counter Bcratio and how;
Tn mi'it Dooms a bettor ttuiig
Toroolthesunlighl on my brow.
And
���ely
id 'mint htm toj-omofamous names,
Our country's pride and glory now,
Of men who oyouth did nol disdain
To wtold tho oxo or drivo tha plough,
Hill loi Mui farmer know liix worth.
Lofty and hold Iih mien -honld bo,
IIH will in)! itrong, and cloarhla mind,
id op Into na froo.
lh
'i'hll-:
nl i hoi
lllllH
vitmliTH wilh tllO fi-illh' -od.
- Iml'Ii approval win
..in. from conioloneo, mid fmiunnd.
-lAnnio Taylor,
Potato CflBOdtB ami Disoasns.
\\. can apply tho poisons dry, dilated or
with snmo elioap nowdor, an common land
plaalor i'i ah slaokod limo, <<r wo oan apply
tin-in wiih wator, 1 have fo-tud tho dry
method mora jHitinfaotory. Of courso wator
costs loss than limo or plaalor, hut tho
trouble pi uilng it in greater, Whilo iron
noulod witli tin- ���>\pi*i'iiiii-iiI, -nation in Si'W
York, says Prof. 15, S. Gaff, I mado a oaro-
ftd navies of Lost-* to lind nut Hid Html I cs I
thai would answer. I tried ono pound ol
puis si-con io nm pounds of plaster ami
Found  that wan ipilto Biifilciont,    I   ncxl
i I ono pari  to 150 and I found whore
tho mixluro wan porfoot thin was also
uflioiont. I noxt tried nne pound to
l it), Iml fun i nl th iit with ho groal a dilution
somo of tin; booties would oacapo", ami I
sot Uod on tlio conclusion that ono pari in
150 isalfout as small an amount nf poison as
it Is wisn to iibo. An old barrel ohurn it a
good thing in whicli to mix tlio materials,
l''or apylying lho powder I find nothing
so aomlas a hand sifter, a sort of pail mado
of galvanis-oil iron or tin with a porforotod
hottom, n rigid hniidlo ami a tight fitting
cover, Wi* simply hayo to give tho pail u
shako ovor Hut plant tn cover tho foliage
with tlm mixture. A man cau uso two of
then.* pails at onco, if ha chooses, nnd thus
tako two rows. Of courao this applies only
tn those who havo not. a large area nl potatoes, Whore a man raises ton or twonty
acres In* would require* uomo horso machinery for distributing poisons, When applied
in wator, I have found that ono ounce ol
the poison In ten gallon? Isngood propor-
Tho most common dlsoaso of potato Ih
what is known us tlm potato rot. This
disease alwaysappoars first upon tlio foliage
of tha plain. Its lifo history has boon the
sithjootof much Study and somo dispute.
Doctors, howovor, agree that it liven trom
one year to  another from   what are  called
rcstiug Bporos.
These resting spores an* formed in leavoa
thai havo boou destroyed by iho fungus,
and also In tho decayed tubers. In wot
weather and on tho wot soils these spores
aro in a condition lo germinate. Some are
ilopnsitod hy lho wind or other means on
the foliage of the plants, and being in
contact with a moist surface, those very
mlnuto Hpon-s germinate and Bend a
little mycelium through tho epidermis
riftheloal into ihe interior. The diseasa,
when once it. has obtained a foothold, Bpreads under favorable conditions
with groat rapidity, and one day la somo-
limoa sullieicnl to blast a wholo potalo field
aa if lira had passed through it. The spores
being funned on Hie leaves i re But freo and
tall to tho ground and the rains wash thom
down Into tho noil, whore they eome in
contact witli tho tuber, and thus it Is that
the potato rot begins.
Perhaps nm- host preventiveinoasnra isto
plan I early ; this brings early maturity. The
diseasa always prevails worse hi the latter
part of iho season, Wo oan do Bomothlng
Iiy thoroughly draining our soils, an the
fllliglis in always worse ill wet soils and i
ton.--.   In order to lesson the ohnnebs of thn
disease lho following year we should burn
tint topH of the dlBoased tuber.11.
Hy spraying the lops of Lho potntos with
n inixturo of sulphate of ooppor and linn?,
what wa -������ill ihe l-ordoanx inixturo, tho rot
h considerably lesson tho area sprayed ihan
mi lhat, not sprayed.
IKOTIIBIt DIHEAHR OKTIiK I'OTATO.
There is ninthcr diseasa of tlio potato
which appears in July or AugiiBt as a black
blighl on iho foliage, causing tho tops to dio
as If 'i lire hnd passed through the field.
This disoaso has uot nven been named. It
in boing Investigated, and wo shall probably
Boon know more about it. Experiments
havo shown the bordeaux mixture is a pro-
vonllva of this blight.
resh droppings ao they will dry out   or I    SOME RELICS OP PIRATES-
pply linn.* or wood ashes; even road dust 	
or dry oarth will answer the purpose by | -jy. Le Martin Tinda More Traces oF the
���.kin** op the moisture.
To protect the cattle from thfl mature insect almost any cheap oil will anawer, OS
train oil, fish oil, tallow or axle grease,
The addition of a little oarbolio acid or oil
of tar nol only keeps the llio-i away, but
also has a healing effect upon tho sores.
Uae in proportion of one Ounce (about a
tablespoonful) to a half gallon of oil ; rub a
small quantity on ihe parts where the Hies
gather most thickly.
v\ hat is known as kerosene emulsion may
he splayed on the animals. Take two
ounces of soap and boil iu a quart of rain
water, turn Into two quarts of coal oil,
chum with a force pump or stir for about
five minutes, so as to mix thoroughly, and
lilntc with nine parts (Iwenty-sevon quarts)
uf water; apply with a force pump or
sponge,
Growias* Oelery.
Di all the veaotablaa we --row none have
grown in public   favor and   demand  faster
than calory and none aro receiving more attention and oara in cultivation. Tnoseed for
the early crop should be sown under glass in
April and transplanted onoe, the seed is vory
stow to germinate and requlroa a great deal
of water ; if the weather should be very
bright ami warm tlio glass will need tn bi<
covered with a mat during the heat nf the
day to provoilt tho foil becoming   hard ami
crusty, Th.* noil iu ihe field should bo vary
highly manured ami mado line by iliorottgli
working and th" plants well watered when
set ; Stir the soil often to kill tho weeds
down and promote I In-growth of celery, ami
di ii w m> dirt to tllO plants till lime to bleach
It, There Is a great diversity ol opinion hi
regard io the host varieties in bo grown, It
isn't possible to gel something lor nothing
in growing colury any more than it ia In
short term ondowinon I orders,  When J ha1
had the best, says a grower, it has boon li
lauso I fulfilled tho roqiiiroinonta for suooess
ami Whon I have fallod il has been my own
fault.    To have well bleached crisp celery
requires    that   Hut   bleaching  ho    done
at the proper time and ill tiie proper
manner. It must bo bleached while
It is making good vigorous growth, if we
wait till it has nearly dime growing and try
to bleach that old growth wo shall fail to
get, nice celery ; there are different nio1.hod.-i
of bleaching bill none I believe lhat isusgood
as the soil in whicli it grows.
In all iiu- kinds of vegetables there -are a
grant number of varieties, always get the
best I'Ut. do not think they grow alone, that
you havo only to get tho right variety to
Biioooe 1. Jt, is very much as it was with the
man who always had better hogs than his
jgllhors, and when asked what breed thoy
���re, replied, " the swill pail breed,"
We hear much complaint about the poor
market and it is true there nre a fow weeks
In mid-sn miner thai tho demand is not very
brisk *, but it is auldoin that wo cannot sell
al! WO have at llie market price and that
Ollght tn satisfy all reasonable mortals. Ii
prices are low at certain times tbey aro high
at others, and until we oomo a good deal
lienor than al present to producing whatii
used here, wo ought nol to grumble a1 out
the market. When wo consider tho immense quantities of potatoes, cabbages and
other Vegetables as well as trults and dairy
products, that are annually shipped hero,
it is evident to the most casual observer
that he eau sell all he can produce. I most
thoroughly believe in special branches of
fanning to meet ttie requirements of diffor-
nt localities and tlio tastes and abilities of
iho different farmers. Let each decide for
himself what his specialty shall bo, and
having decided go for that with "peaky
energy I"
I \
ill now   l.ll
iv Is mads.    1 dis
ita copper (b|
how thi
bordeaux
pounds of
vitriol] in four gal*
ni in another vossol
slack imir-pmioiliof froah lime in four gallons of cold or warm water; I hen when
Hu' i wo solutions have dlssolovod add tliein
together and dibile with wnter until tho
wh.de makes 22 gallons, whon it is ready
f..r uso, We apply wilh a force pump or
any olher apparatus for applying liquid
mixtures,
ab
OTATO
All.
Willi which
ppoars to hi
the
lliepoU
plaining nl  ��.-
iu.     Th
i nn--. for this trouble.    It
si anything that oorrorlos
In-   tuber  in   the soil will
 It,     If. appe.ir.'i thai the
by seed tends to increase
The Horn Tly.
in inswnrtonquestionoslcod bya Mil
, ni.. i, -���-������ give tho   following dosorlptio
ol ..nd  lies for thii new enemy   of III
Farmer, which appearod in many parts of
iho dry for the first tlmo loat season,
nud tin < already begun its ravages tins sea-
moi . ItocailBO of the rapid prop, i gat im i ol
its upooiOB, only Inking two or throe weeks
from the egg to lhe porfoot insect, fanners
must stir tlieimolvea and mako up their
minds lo light It vigorously it they would
keep 11 in inbjeotlon.
This ily, which is a nativo of Southern
Knropo, wab introduced into the United
States about 1880, and rapidly spread over
this continent. In appearance it cloeely
roBOinblos tin* common tly, but iu only ahoul
two-thirds the si/e; ftom Iho peculiar habit
of nettling upDii the base of the horns to
rest it has received thc name of Horn Ily.
Contrary to the popular ideas, thoso
Hies do no injury tn the horns nor aro ihey
directly tllO cause of the sores often seon
ou lhe hacks, loi thoso are produced by thn
animal.* rtl 1)1)1 It J* against trees and fences in
vain attempts to CUBS their sufferings.
Iiy inserting thoir sharp, dagger-shaped
trunks throilgn Hie skin and sucking iho
bhmd, tin* Hies cause such ureal Irritation
that tho animals   quickly fall   of Fin   fleoli
fruit Notes-
Cutting back in good season stimulate!
fruit bearing.
A permanent Bud is injurious tomoBt varieties of lruits.
Keep all dead or fattltj limbs out out of
fillit and shade tiei'9.
Keep a clone watch on Hie tentcatorpillar
during   lho   summer.
The young fruit trcos will semi up many
starts that will need iriinmiug ofl now.
With grapes, you want a-air growth of
wood and  foliage,   if tho  best  quality  of
fruit is to he procured,
In a ipajority of cases, if is a Berio-.:s
mistake to pull oil'tho leaves of lho grape
vinos to h-t ill sunlight 'ind air.
Tho caro ot tho lawn should he a part of
the work ofthe garden. IV careful not to
cut too eln:,e in hot dry woalher.
When tho lops arc dead, the vines aro
ready to harvest. Spread out thin so as to
have thom mire out thoroughly.
A good plan Is to go o*/cr the whole orchard every Ion days and cut nil all surplus branches as fast ils Ihey appear.
If strawberry plants are lo bo sot out in
August, it ia it good plan to keep the soil
In agood tilth miring tho oarly part of tho
summer,
With  all orchards,  tho treatment  must
vary ill different Idealities, as what, will he
best in one kind of soil could  not bo il
to au advantage with another.
All trimmings from Ihc grape vines and
harry plants should bo gathered up and be
burned-     In this way many troublesome
insects may be destroyed.
Stimulating the grape with animal manure makes It grnw until late in tho fall, and
then the wood <Iocs not ripen well and tho
fruit buds do not develop well in oonso
���uenco.
In growing a sliawbnrry lor home mar
kot, the finest quality should bo grown, lot
the variety be what it may ; bol  for ship-
ping, firmness is a very   Important item
often more so than lho quality.
Late   growl h    produoos    tender  wood,
which oannot survive a very low lumpen
lure.    For this season especially, late cu
ttvatlon   in   the orchard   and   among Hi
most of small fruits is objectionable, as it
lends lo promote a Into growlli
The mailer iu all   h
starch  aud iheii sugar,
slag.. h:in 1 |i roao I
condition ns roadlly off
when   I his class of fr
market,
are lullv
Ihoy   .
npenc
ils   first   Iipoo
After the aUreli
it, will cliango its
i on the trees,��   '
i is to l,e  sent
be picked bofore  thoy
Bhfiop  r.xporienoe-
Tlto oobI of producing a pound nl wool
depends   upon    tin*   ejrouinstances.     If wo
raised no lambs and the wool waa only product llwoiildooal in the nol-rliborliood of
DOonntapor  pound.   With   woll aeloatoil
ami Well cin-1 for stocK  the wool  will (tost
nothing.    The lambs   are tho    medium uf
profit.
I keep 25 sheep, pure  Ontawold' ha'
sold somo years |80O from them* they shear
12 to 11 pounds of wool per head, Lambs
arc dropped in January ami February;
lambs 10 months old will weigh ISO pounds)
always keep iu a warm shod; use Ily powdei
to kill tho tick; feed two bushels of ensilage
and hay twice a day; sell buck lambs in
dune at from ���?."> to 0(1.���| William Hloison.
At a meeting of the MaBSaohusottS hoard
of agriculture .Mr. Avery of U uck land said:
Feed u owe well from tin* time she went lo
tho bam, having hor go into wluterqunrtera
in good condition; with plenty of fine early-
hay ami I'owon, thai would bo all he would
care for until after lambing. Soon after
the lamb was dropped he would Commence
to feed a little grain, tho amount would depend upon Hie quality ofthe hay. Ifo
onco fed *i fow ewes which had two lambs
eaoh���he was fattening thn owes ttS Well us
the lambs for uiaiket���over two qiuirls per
tlay.   It was linseed meal, cottonseedmeal
Old Freebooters-
llu* ii.iiln.tl Forts or the ."rival*- Colony ol'
Madagascar--Outlawed i:ur<--.--uu-> Who
Became Knight* in a Savage Country,
The French traveller, Le Martin, who has
juat visited thc west coast of Madagascar,
aays that numerous traces aro yet to bo
found there of the freebooters who made
that coast their haunt for so many years
early in the last century. Some of the names
along that coast, such as Murdorers' Bay,
perpetuate the memory of tho pirates
Le Martin found on the shores parts nf
vessels which they had plundered, and hits
of their old forts, he says, are still scattered
along the coast, particularly at St. Mary's
Island, where the fort built over 100 years
ago isstill in a fair state of preservation,
Tho pintle colony in Madagascar was
founded iu tha days when piracy thrived.
About a dozen of the most notorious outlaws who had mado lhe west coast of Africa
a terror to merchantmen, transferred their
jtorprisos to tho oast coast. They found
on the western shores of Madagascar favorable retreats to which they could retire in
ordor to escape the men-of-war that wore
trying to put au end to this form of outlawry. These pirates wore able to gain
great infiueueu ovor tho Salcihva natives, who iu tho early part of the last aeil-
tury were not under the BUbloQtlonol the
more advanced and powerful llnvas, as
they are to-day. The entile island was in
a savage condition and lhe pirates with
lheir guna and cannons were able In establish their supremacy for over one hundred
miles along the west coast, Evory one nf
the do/en pirate leaders' became kinglets,
bringing ail the chiefs under their rule. It
was tholr policy to InQUO rivalries ami war-
faro among thu null v.- tribes and finally to
side with that party of bellig'ornnts who, iu
their opinion, could be mado most useful
and submissive,
Some of the pirate chiefs owned many
slaves and supported enormous plantations
and harems. While thoy wero conquering
the Western fringe of the big island Ihey
wero also preying upon  alt emnniitioo lhat,
ventured into the neighboring waters. In
the oourse of forty years hundreds of
merchantmen wore attacked, their cargoes
captured* and all their orews killed unless
they consented to become part of tho
pirate bauds. Most of them, to save their
lives, if for no other reason, became pirates
themselves, and thun tho force nf outlaws
was greatly augmented.
Sometimes the chiefs would send vasaela
rigBed out as respectable trading craft
to F.ni'ope to replenish their stock of arms
and munitions. II. was very seldom that
tho true character of these vessels was
learned, and thoy would return In Madagascar with enough powder and guns to supply
tho pirates with material for many months
of aggression. They wero alwayB carefui
not to attack men-of-war, but there were
few peundid vessels that could withstand
their   assaults.
Here tho famous Oapt. Woods lingers, -1
slaver in the days when slaving was legitimate enterprise, found tho pirate bund
about tho year 1710. Tho outlaws ho met
hud lived whero ho found them about, a
quarter of a contury. It had been long
since thoy had received any supplies from
Kurope. Only eleven of the original Block
remained, but they wero surrounded by
children and grandchildren, sunportod petty
courts, aud considerably impressed the!.
visitor with the she of thoir retinues. All
were common sailors, and not a man in tho
outlaw crew could road or write. When
tho pirates saw tlm higship enter their harbor they wero at first Inspired with terror,
hut thoy soon learned that the ship was
there simply for tho purpose of buying
slaves, and ho thoy ventured aboard, attended like princes. Their stock of European clothing had long boon exhausted and
they were clad in tho skins ol wild beast1*,
while their feet wero destitute of covering.
Isolated ah thoy long had been from tho
world, they did not betray tho slightest interest iu the nowa uf Kurope. They sold
many slaves to Capt. Rogers In exchange for
cloth, and in a fow days they woro all attired onco moro In European garments,
Their professional instinct soon asserted it-
sclf.iind they laid plans losoizo Hie vessel.
Tho conspiracy was discovered through their
effoiis to induce Rogers' Bailors to join
them. Tho captain thought ho was not
strong enough to risk a tight with tho
pirates, and so ho ordered all his men to refrain from any intercourse with the shore
and a day or two later bo sailed out of the
h arbor.
Pelts aud Loatliov-
Very few peoplo have any idea of thc
3iui.il er ot different animals which contribute their skins for the adornment ot
pocket-books, purses, etc, and make up
tho largo number of odds and ends which
peoplo find bo useful,   Monkeys, pigs, goats.
snakes, lizards, alligators, sheep, calves,
fish, seals, and even birds, all contribute,
Tho great, majority of those skins aro imported, Thc one thing of Importance in
leather for fancy goods is tho grain, which
influences tho price to a groat extent, The
number of variety of grains is large, and
tho different leathers are classified when
reoelved according to Hie si/e of tlio grain
under theso tovoral headings���fish, Morocco- gros grain, Levant, Turkey, monkey,
pig, and seal. Those grains aro all different elKOS, the monkey being the largost,
although the pig and seal arc very pronounced. Tlio fish grain In the smallest of all.
lieflidcs theso leathers there area great
many imitations made���hu Ulna, which is
split, oowhido, and a skiver, which is split
sheepskin, lint these can lie easily told,
as wiiat is culled hand grain is tho natural
grain of tho skin touched hy hand, whereas the ordinary Imitations aro embossed by
machine. Several other grains mado by
machinery mi sklvor or hulling are called
boarded, boing made hy a brass tool which
glvoa line Btrafght lines close together, lhe
others showing heavy affects or water linos
on the skin and dice grain.
The most "���< pensive leather sells from $ 100
lo SI |0 pur do/oii skins,    This is the genn-
 RiiBBln leather, which has of Uto temporarily lost, popularity. It Ih in pros
grain. Levant skins soil for *-'iH) u do/eii
skins. Seal hcIIh from (B0 lu $50 a doson,
and pig skins are sold by lho skin nt W.fiO
or -**, eii.'h. Monkey hImiih are cheaper, Rolling dt $3 per skin, but those latter are hard
to procure at any price, Tbey are made up
by only one or two uiairifiutliirers Hint wo
know of in America into tho finest grade of
leather novelties of the Imported skins.
With the exception of the Hcalskins, which
an* tanned in England, nearly ull those
skins aro tanned in ('crmiiuy, although
sheepskiiiH are tanned iu franco,
A very ingonlous imitation of Hussion
leatliei has been made of calfskin, perfumed
with oil of birch. It, is a dangerous counterfeit, for the reason that tho color Is exactly the Batne, tho appearance and odor
very much so, often piusdlng the untutored
buyer, Time, however, destroys tlio false
odor and reveals the imitation, Tho most
important thing now, and the laloit, is tn
have tho leather novelties which women
carry to match their dress in Color. Tho
houses which import leathers to this country used to sond samples of leather tn normally nnd elsewhere tu match, ho as to
strike the exact color. Now silk, cotton
aluli**, plush, etc., arc sent instead. Lizard
HkiiiH como hugely from Borneo, an well aa
Uermany.
DIGEY COUNTY MIRACLE,
Kciiunrkiil'lc i:\pcriciiceloraWell-
Itntiuii Sea 4 aptiiin.
t'liiil.tlii .luiues lltl.tiv Ti-IIh UU Slorj or
MiltVi-hij- ami lEclca--'--IIU Kcci-ver*
Un-. Ih-M-ialreil uf uud Ile '.oii'-ed loi*
Death���-*The Itmrki-st Hour In .lust
He lore Hie llinui." and Willi It -t'anic
�� Kay or Hop*] Health and sirni-fth
Again Restored.
Trom the Weymouth, N. S., Free Press.
Probably oue of the heat known ineu in
Digby County, N*. S,, is Captain James Mc*
Kay, of Tiverton. The Captain is known
among ship owners as a hrst-class mariner
and pilot, has boen chiefly engaged in the
West Indies trade, and has been very fortunate with the vessels under Ids charge.
Somo throe years ago, Captain McKay had
a vory severe attack of la grippe, which
gradually developed into mote serious
trouble!!, until his lifo was despaired of. Il
was with deep regret that his employers
and friends saw him sink gradually under a
terrible disease, until his death seemed only
a question of a fow weeks, At this tlmo,
when physicians could do nothing for him,
he. was induced to try Dr. V". infants' Pink
Pills, and by that wonderful medicine was
restored to health and Btreugth. Captain
McKay's almost miraculous recovery
created ro little anuucmciit, ami as much
Interest was manifested In it, both in bis
own village ami iu the lho adjacent places
where he is so well known,   lhat 'I he Free
Prosa (hough Hie nutter \ol sutHolont im,
purtaiice to the public, to get  a  slateuien!
of tlio facts from Captain MeKny, and ao,
eonlingly detailed a reporter lo interview
him With thai Olid in view, when Ihc following fiioUoiiine Into his possession :
" I have hoard," said the reporter, "thai
yonr recovery wok wonderful, and wai
bro---.!,- [ibmit onlir.dy by the use of Dr.
Williams'I'ink i'ills. Wimbl you let me
have the particulars nf your Illness and
loratiou to health '.'"
"Certainly," replied Capt, McKay. "I
have tnhl tho Story a hundred times already,
hut as the truth novor wears on*-, once more
won't hurt, uud besides I always think 1
may he aiding aome permn who is now Buffering as I sullen* 1, and giving them a clean
hill of health, To begin at tlio beginning,
I had la grippe aliout three years ago and
that tied mo up pretty woll, 1 wasn't fit.
to lake charge of a ship, su sailed south as
fat as Milk Kiver, Jamaica, as nurse and
companion for an invalid gentleman, Tli
weather at lhnt season was pimply molting,
and I used to ho on the deck at night, and
iu my weakened condition got some Bort of
fever, When I reached homo I waB completely used up and continued to get worse
unlit I oould hardly move ahoul. At
times my limbs would I ecome numb villi
n tingling sensation; as though a thousand
needles were being Rtuck into me. Then
my eyesight began to fall. It was difficult
for me to distinguish persons at a distance.
My face became swollen and drawn, and
my eyes almost closed, At times my flush
would assume a greyish color and remain
for days in that stale, being at tho samo
time eold and death like."
" Could tho doctors do nothing for you ."
enquired the reporter,
"Seemingly not. They gave advice, sent
medicine, and rendered their bills promptly, bo that I think they derived the most
benefit, for under their treatment I did not
improve a bit. At last 1 got bo had that 1
lost all ambition, I suffered terribly, was
only a burden to my friends, and I actually
longed for death, which all thought was
soon in store for mo. But the darkest hour
is just before the dawn. Iliad become so
had that 1 hardly oared how soon 1 slipped
my cable, for I was now almost completely
paralyzed, but at this timo the statement
ofa man down in Capo Breton, whoso case
had boen similar to mine came to my notice,
Ho attributed his euro to Dr. Williams'
I'ink I'ills, and I thought that thero might
bo a chance for me, though I confess 1 bad
at that time but very littio faith in any
medicine.    To   niako a long i*tory   short  I
began the use of Dr. Williams'Pink Pills
mid soon found that they woro helping me,
and thoir continued use put mo on my feet
again, aud I wont to work after inniilhs of
enforced idleness, to Lbegreataslonishmeut
of my acquaintances, who never expected
to sec me around again, Since that time I
havo recommended Dr. Williams'I'ink I'ills
to sovoral persons who have used them with
good results, and 1 feel it iny duly toad-
vise their use by people who are run down
or snllor from tho ofl'eols of any chronic ail-
mon(n I believe they saved my lifo, nud
you may be sure I am grateful."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo People
aro manufactured by the Ur. Williams'
Medicine Co., of Urookvillc, Ont., ami
Schenectady, N. V,, a firm of iinqueetldHed
reliability. Pink Pills are not looked nn us
a patent medicine but rather ns a prescription. An analysis nf lheir properties shows
that these pills are nu unfailing Bpecifi
from all diseases arising from an imp
_ lit,    Tho eggs arc never laid in those I and provender���coin and oats ground to-
sores, as some havo supposed, but III the J gotliorand mixed iu ci-ual parts.
froah droppings of tho animals, whore tho  -***���*-	
moggots food upon tho liquid substance of A Difforont Kind-
tho dung. ,T , .,       .... . . ,
At tldaoarly Mauri of thoymr, doubtless1    unBiiaiiooting  father���   . ou    oorltijnly
lho mosl successful practice will he to treat' **f* not ,l!'I''ar l" bo *8j.,'.m? a'"': ,liVr,1;'I"'
lin' dung so as to  prevent thoir breodiiij
I lying around the yard,
all under tho ground ai noon as pos*
and  then either spread out all Hie
you need a change   to sot  you right  after
your college work."
Kxtravagant Bon,��� "You have struck il
father, I do need a great, deal of change."
How ha Becamo a Frank.
I don't soo anything romarknblo about
the looks of this man," said a visitor to the
dime museum,    " What's bo hero for ?"
"That, man," said thc lecturer, "took
������"'ID huine with bim after a two-weeks' stay
in Chicago.
Gottlng Sqiifira-
IficKs���I guess I'm Hijuaro with l)i*r.   I
gave his hoy a mouth organ last nighl.
Mrs.Hicks���-But you're not square with
me. Mra, Di** sent him ovor here to spend ,
tho day. '
SUMMER SMILES-
Bad habits���Prison garb.
Wants a good deal���Thc card player.
"While the
fellow a lift,
chap down
Look flare.
Do you icol   blue  and despondent 'i Da
pains   rack and   tear  away  at  nerve and i
, muscle, and have you been disappointed in .
���levator  man   gives many a, finding a remedy that willall'ord ccrUiiuind |
ie doesn't hesitate to run a j 8j eedy relief 1 li so, go at onoe to any drug
I store and buy a bottle of Poison's Norvilinc
"August
JD
The gondolas at thc World's Fair wero a i Poison's   Ncrvilii
drug ou the maiket Thursday,    it was u   neuralgia, cramps,
ermau day and they all took schooners.
Miss Finical���"Mr. Great wit enjoyed
himself very much last night." Miss Cynical���" Yes, that's what ho enjoys more
than anything else 1"
Blogg says he was almost knocked flat
the othor day by suddenly reflecting that
nearly all the pretty girls are but incipient
mothers-in-law.
Aftor an inexperienced man has rowed a
boat for about three-quarters of an hour
almost any kind of scenery is good enough
foi bim to stop and admire.
Maud���" How do you liko tho now way 1
do my hair'!" Frank (wanting to say something particularly njpe)���"Why you look
at least thirty years younger."
Mrs. 'iraydress���" Kverything aho haa
seleolod for the last year has boon bo sobei-
I���" " Sober, do you say '! You haven't
mot hor uow husband, I guess."
Young Man���" I suppose you think 1
eomo hero a great deal, don't you ��' Small
liny���" 1 don't think nothing about it, but
slstor says yon tire hor most to death."
Ikey���"Glf mo a noeglo faddor, und 1
buy mo an orange nir dat man outside."
Hciiusiudier���"Ho out and mako faces at
him, lkoy; maybe ho will throw one at
you."
Mother���" Do you think his lovo for y
launaolflaht" Daughter   "Perfectly. The
other night lie let mo nil so long on his knee
that he walked lame for ten minutes,"
William���" I hoar that Charley Dodgion
is a groat mimic, Thoy say he cau lako oil
anything." Arthur���" That explains it. I
couldn't imu'-inn wuru my umbrella bad
gone."
"Can't yon settle Hub bill to-day, Sena*
tor?" asked the tailor nf tho delinquent
legislator, "No, sir!" replied thoSonator,
"it wouldn't ho parliamentary. I've moiety glanced over it, you know, and 1 can't
pass a bill until after its third reading,"
Mra. Toots���Aren't you ashamed to eome
home in the condition ynu did last night,
when 1 had callers, loo*:"   Toots ��� " 1
as sober as an owl, madam.    Mrs. T
{tartly)���" Ab a boiled owl, you moan.
Manager���" Why don't Ilttlo Eva eomo
nn v Uncle Tom and���" "Because Eva li
making a little speech to tho company,
thanking it for the pleasant way it had re
memhered her sixty-Beoond birthday."
Penelope���" What is his pet namo foi
you':"' Prod Ita���" Ho calls mc his 'doe ' he
cause I am bo sweet and gentle," Penelope
���"And what do yon call hlin?" Perdita���
" I call him my ' dough,' because ho js
soft."
never   fails   to rellave
... ,      headache, rheumatism,
and all internal or external pains. J. B.
Carman, druggist, Morrisburg, writes i
"All the parties I supply spenk very favorably of Nervilino, and always purchase a
second lot." Poison's Nervdino is sold in
bottles at 25 cents���hy all druggists and
country dealers everywhere.
Well, Waller," said Walter's grand)
mother, after the fireworks had all boon
r, off; " bow did you enjoy tho pin wheels!"
They was awfully nice," said Walter.
They looked just like a soda-water fouii-
iu ou lire."
Tissuo Bmldmp- Medtolnea
Are Ihe bolt for nil chronic disea-o-'. Send
postal card fm- iDSpogolook (free) explaining
nil pnrtloulars. Address dr. w. RKAR
room ID, Qoi-rard Arundo, Toronto, Ont, Mon
lion this (inper when wrttlllg.
Toucher���" Who can toll inn what useful
article wo get from the whale'' .Inhllliy''"
Scholar -"Whalebone," Teiicher-"Uigbt!
Now, what little boy or girl knows what
Wo get from the seal'! Tommy':" Scholar���
"Sealing wax."
Dr.   Harvey's  Sou thorn Rod Pine  for
COllgliS  and colds is lho most   reliable  ami
perfect cough medicine in ibe market.    I*
,1c everywhere.
Travelling Man --" A chop and a cup of
coffee, ipiick. My train leaves iu iwcnly
inilltttOB." Waiter���" Vos, Hull ; seventy-
five omits,  flalt."    "Do  you   want pay  in
Ivance ';"    " Ves, sah.    Vou may be gone
fore it's cooked, aah,"
Flowei
99
Doubting
Thomas.
Perhaps you do not believe these
statements concerning Green's August Flower, Well, we can't make
you. We can't force conviction iuto your head ur medicine into your
throat. "Wc don't
���want to. The money
is yours, ami the
misery is yours; and until you are
willing to believe, nntl spent! the one
for the relief of the other, they will
slay so. John IT. Foster, n^a
Brown Street, Philadelphia, says*.
" My wife is ;t tittle Scotch woman,
thirty years of age and ofa naturally
delicate disposition. For five or six
years past she hns been suffering
frum Dyspepsia, She
Vomit became so bad at last
-that she could nut sit
Evory Moa). down to a meal -bwt
she had to vomit it
as soon as she hnd eaten it. Two
bottles of your August Flow*, r lmve
cured her, after many doctors failed,
She can now eat anythinp-.andenjuy
A Chicago Incident.
I Jus do Smith, Charlie Knickerbocker an
Hosteller MciJiiiniH visited tho World
Fair, While attending one o[ Eulalio'fl re
ceptions, Una over-stimulated himself and
had to hi; laken to his room by his Boho
companions,
" 1 bIioc aix boils goin" roun' and roun','
suid Qua.
" Well, keep jour mouth shut about it,1
aaid Hogtetter MoUinnis, "or tho landlord
will put them ull in tho hill."
Properly Punished
"Do you mean to aay that you carried off
tho plaintiffs coat hy way of jeat ?"' naked
the ma(*iatrato.
"���lent so, your honor."
"Six months for your first* h'ku and two
years for tlio one you just peipetratod,"
aaid the judge solemnly.
A Philoaonhioal Tamily.
\ ami sores in the he ul,
���nnil her nose hna grown
rcii;
She's a boil on her neck thai ii big 03 a hell
But In other roBpocts aho Ib doing mitto well,
Take care that your drafts on
your physical endurance don't come
back to you some day marked "no
i funds,"    Take
SCOTT'S
EMULSION
OfPureCodLiverOil&Hypophosphites
/(��increase your ettergy and so make good
yonr account at the bank of health,
IT CUKES
CONSUMPTION, SCROFULA,
BRONCHITIS, COUGHS, COLDS
and all forms of Wasting Diseases,
Almost as Palatable as Milk, /���'-��� sure
r ns there are floor it/it-
you gel the get
tot ions.
Prepare*! only hif Scott K lliiwnp. Bell-mile.
an mak
"Farmers* Friend
or circulars, wn,
Toronto.
10II00L OFPEHS
lOH for fioiiuiriiig a
thornui'h knowlodgO of Cutting in all ils
hninclies-nlHnn-reiil-- for the .UcDownll Draft
ng .M.iehiim. Wrlio for circular-",!:*:! YongoHI.
V'Z
-Maker-.
Sail  Bonta,
11.ni
.   Il.lil
Hunting
im.nit.��i cu  i t\oi:  rnv,
ccoflflora UlOntarlo t'amie t'o
ofPolorbi
KHlilm?. Shui-tinu
LilUllehi!s._i-iolnl
IF YOU WOULD SAVE TIME AND MONEY
nuvA
OT WI.UIUH SRWLVG HACIIIMi
Agents* oYorywItoro,
Hols prone to rheumatics thai mnko his
n well,
Uul in othor respectfl ho la doing quite wol
And ma has nlght-Rwootsnndn troublesome
cough,
Tlml. tilt of our doctors can't scam to drivo oil':
She wakca every nicii: and coughs unite it
HpOl),
Bui in other roupccts bIio Is doing quite woll
Thero is nothing like philosophy to help
one hear the ills of life, but iu tho caso of
this family what ia moat needed is a j-ood
supply uf Dr. l'ierce'n Golden Monica!
Discovery,   It would olonnse Amelia's bad
blood, cute pa's ailments, nnd cheek ma's
cough. Tho " tiohlen ModiculDiscovery,"
by iis notion on the liver idealises ihosysttfhi
of impurities. It r-urpshumors, ulcers, boils,
ifula,<<iilt-]'iienm,eryaipelas,aml all kin '
Ishod condition of  thc blood,  or from an I nf aoroBand swelling-. The only guaranteed
impairment of the norvoiia system, bioIibb
loss of appetite, doprossion of spirits,
amentia, chlorosis or preen sickness, general
muscular weakness, dizzlncsa, loss of memory, locomotor ataxia, paralysjfi, Botatlca,
rheumatism, St. Vitus dance,the after
ellectii of la grippe, all diseases depending
upon a vitiated condition of ihe blood, such
as acrofiiln, chronic erysipelas, etc. They
aro alao a specific for the troubles peculiar
to thn female system, correcting irregularities, suppressions and all forms of female
weakness, building anew tiie blood and restoring tho glow of health to pale and sallow cheeks, In thn case of men thoy offeot
a radical cure in all eases arising from mental Jjwnrry, overwork or excesses of any
nature. These pills are not a purgative j
medicine, Thoy contain only life-giving
properties, nnd nothing that could injure
the mosl delicatesyatom. They net directly on the blood supplying ita life-giving
qualities, by assisting it to absorb oxygen,
thut great supporter of all organic life. In
this way, the blood becoming "built lip,"
ami being Blip pi led with ita lacking constituents,  becomes rich  uml rod, nourishes
thn various organs, Itlinulfttlng them In
ueliviiy iu the performance of their functions und ihiiH eliminate dlmiucB from the
aystem.
Dr. Williams' I'ink I'ills nro nold only in
boxen hearing the firm's (rude mink ami
wrapper, (printed in red ink). Hear in
mind that Dr, Williams' I'ink I'ills nro
never sold iu bulk, or by the do/eu or hun>
died, and any deiler who ollcra nuliHlitntes
in ihis form is trying lo defraud ymi and
should be avoided. The public are nbu
caittloilod against all other so-called blood
builders and m rvc tonics, put up in similar
form ii.lendu.1 to deceive. They are all imitations, whoso makers hope tu reap a
pecuniary advantage from the wonderful
reputation achieved by Dr. Williams' I'ink
Tills. Ask your dealer for Dr. Williams'
Pink Tills for Tale Teoplo and refuse all iiu-
iifitimiH and substitutes,
Dr. Williams' I'ink Pilla may be had af
all druggist**, or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
ndilroaa, at 50 cents a box, or six boxes for
J2.IS0, The price at which thoso pilla aro
sold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive an compared with other
remedies or medical treatment.
Thoueht Ho Wan Exempt-
Conductor (to Mono Minslciii, who is
standing)���" Faro, please I"
Kinstcin    "liiit I vos nod abiding."
"That makes no difference."
" Don't id '! Vy, dot no Hss aaya ' Slill-
dreu ogupying Beads vit bo sharged full
fare,'"
" But you nro not a child."
" Vos, I von,, I vos one of tho shildrcu
ov Israel."
blood-puriflci
The question of tire Insurance jh one that
does not receive propor attention from the
average country merchant. Many men who
nro keen shrewd buyers,- who give oloao and
cireful attention to the delaila of lheir
business, who are prudeul and ami saving
iu their habits, will go along year after year
with an amount of Insurance that is notoriously inadequate to the demand.*-of common
prudence, Some think thoy ure saving
money iu thin way but when a lire doea
come, and in few momenta Bwoeps away tlm
savings of il lifetime, they realize the folly
of their "penny wisn "policy. No man
who buys nn credit bus auy right to carry
his own insurance ami wholesale men could
do much to correct thin ovil by insisting mi
thoir customers giving thia important matter
more attention,
JtoUiim*: Hiin1.ii out CJornn
Idltn   tight boots.    Nothing removes corns
with sm h  certain��y   ua Putnam's Tain-
less (Join Extractor,   Beware of poisonous
an but i tu lea.    Aak   for   and   get   Tul nam's
Painless Corn Fxlractnr at druggists,
It; antl ns for Dyspepsia
know ihnt t
!i.\S uot
BestintheWnrld!
Get the Genuine
Sold Everywhere!
1 -AYI
i im a ���*���'lhn| ������'"������ ,h'iM nab
A--CTI
Jll||n-li>ii'alliih:hlm-.|iiiii5
Hti 11
1llJMf"r,,n'  ���"'���'-���*���'"-
nw ��� 1
B If Irl^itloc.iiiim.iliii otpt
nfnainn-iiid 1
'P. \,l.;i.     ��**-*����� B^ km tpsm
will inrill Trial  ItoltleL. S���<ff Ih  lu
DpTai THun
,..\h:hi''iM'.H��� vr-\ a     w
rn,, Itoohost
���-r.N.Y.       H      H    ��� M"Im
Oantndlan
Olllco, IM Adelaide Street West
Toronto.
^.        *WII"y      .>3XJY
mEa   a I toot or Shoo that doea
���a    not tli.   Why ptinlah your
15a   Mth' inallomptlng to form
JRjgL  your foi" lonbooi nr-hoo.
fpjk~"fl             3 Wa ma'te   our
HgSgl'             Hoot*,  nnd  S"hoes
HBgii��[L,      fiomiwoiosixiiif
SttK&3r*��                    rci-cul
[ **-^9.-wl^HlnM3'eSM*k-?~^.                    Willi's
Ask for Ihe ,T, D. King 8t ''<'���. Md., ported tit
iiiK ','oi-ib', and be happy.
K.D.C. COMPANY (LIMITED)
NEW ��I,A8(10W, N.S .< AVUU.
or 127STATK ST., BOSTON, l\tA"*S.
Mention Ihlspr per
rjRiiler Stamps.
Qiiomi  City llnhbor Stamp Works, Toronti
"   DO YOU IMAGINE
That people would have been regularly using
our 'loitei Soaps -mire lSI.'i (foriy seven lonj.;
years) if ihey had nol been 00001 Tliopublli
arc not tools ami do not continue lo buy good
nnlcsfl Ihey nro satisfactory,
s-MTIFHM IMS
J. DOAN & SON.
Far Circular Address,
V Moi-tlll'.Otn .tvi'.. Toronlo
HORNS MUST GO.
In. Losvlll  nrliornlnR   flip
���s willlilU.' Hi r wilh Iobh
ii.iin Limn nny
MUSIC1
Every mum
icTcachcr i
ii Ca-
naila
sll..P|ld
ku.m
.. ii. !������
thoy
can r
el Ihc
ir .Musi.
< dim
lllCSl.
Write
IIS  Ibl
* fund.'
i'IIi'ii;
also
Bampl
c cop\
t'.NA
III AN
Mi su
mil \v
in e.ii-
iii'i.li*;
ItAH.O
ith H
h l.-sil.
"Hi
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ll nl'l
llllsiC
r (lay
irom-
in,nl,
8l    Wi
thliifr
Tnio" vvrltor���Tlio clerk
>f a court,
A.T. 11117.
Scrofula in ihe Neck
'llu. follmvlnu I, from .Mr,. .1. W. 1'lllbrook,
\illiiiif Un' Mnyorol MoKoosport, IViin.:
My lilllii Im) Willie,
ill ttie nfusto Hni
VVHALEY, ROYCE&CO.
IS8 VnNtlEFT-T.'RONTIl.DNT.
���a?HS7*riitt��3_��r*sr."""
CUKI-ANYJII Mil
Urn, Thoy will
FREjEI.
Addnti
now six ye:
years ngo had t
UHllcTlllbro
Fhysloa Upsot.
Does heal expand? Of course it docs,
"I'ia proven in a trice;
And yet somehow the rule won't work
Upon a lump of ice.
m> car which the
doctor Kjtid wns Bomr-
ulii.   As It continued in
grnw ho dually Iniiecdli
and It dlschnrsod b>r
some time. WVthciibc-
gun giving him Hood's
Nil m pa ill la und he hi.
proved very raphlly until the sore honied lip.
Last wlnlor It broke out ngrHn, followed by
i:i)'-<ipi-iiiK.   Viongniiigavohhu Hood'sSar-
.-'-ip-irlllu Willi lUOSt excellent results nnd he
hns hud no further trouble,  liis juro Is tine lo
Hood's Sarsaparilla
He has never heen very robust, hut now seems
hciiKhy and itiiily s*iouiti-* "iroin-ci."
HOOD'S Pi! L9   da   not    weiiken,   hut
d Iroi tion nnil tono I Ir itonmoh, Try them. B5c
rMl-HOVKD central Toronto Properties lo
exchange for fnrin liintls.   Money lo loan.
Ki-nllr, ir    "   "	
�����8 Wclliii;
\esl��m  ,
lot K., Toronto.
TORONTO ELECTRICAL WORKS.
Pdoctrleal Supplies. Doll Outfits, fee, Repairs prompt und reason able. School nnil
Kxperlmenlers'Supplies nmi Hooks.
3fi A 37 Arlclaiclc St. W,, Toronto
The prh
butter,
ipal food oxpurt of Sweden it-
TINDLEY  �� STEWART M'F'C.   CO."
MANDKAOTUnKRS, OK
I RUBBER MD METAL STAMPS,
Lodge Seals, School Heals, Oiileo und Dauk
Slamps, Stamps of overy ile Script Ion.
i�� luiir, Btrcel Weil. Tor.iiiiu.
i   Write for circulars,
SEEDS
N'ow rmiily uml iiiiiili-
riiri'tiilly ���������li'i'li'il I'.ir
uul Sooil llriiiii. I'lmii'i
Irani uml Mover S	
mill lo Ciit'ii Im- liil.lliil
HOPEWELL CLARKE,
n.ll'iii hni r.KI.I'uiil, Mlun.
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cloalliipplb
ad (1,.1'ilen  H
nver H In, I
special   ailii:
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head office, Toronto:
Hranoli ��� l|!l Vonge HU
Our Porfootlon 8praylr|g Outfil is just
wl'at v"u *��� Looking for.
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il.I- nnil
line of
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Mo)-tro��l     j
ONTAB1Q PUMP CO. Ltd i uLtq.J
l this piper. Tiivinlrt. Ont
Endless Threshing Belts
Kiililii-l* llll.l Slilclicil 'tillIon
in 110, 110 oml 120 leet length,
IJ iiK'li -1 ply.
Vitiv low for naiili,
WATEROUS,
EP/NTFCRD,
CANADA.
HIGH GRADE
MACHINERY.
Prices Kcilnccil
tn.loooiul lliin.l
l{.'l>iiii'cil :iii(l  I'.'liiiilt
PORTABLE ENGINES
Woliavo a largo Btook of upright, horizontal, plain and traction ICii-jhioa of our
own and oilier mahe'.
Wrile ub before Inlying eltlior a new or
aecond lmml engine, HIS HEIRESS;
OR,    LOVK   IS   ALWAYS   THE   SAME
CHAl'TKR XXXIII.
"Con-dder that the Invisible thing Called a
���*0'nl name la mode up of the breadth of lhe
number--1 hai speak woll of you."
She has barely timo to go to her room and
put herself into lhe bunds of her woman
before the arrival of her guests, returning
from Lady Blount's tounis-mateh, makes
itself fell In the houae by tho sounds of gay
laughter ami tbo click-clack of high-hcided
shoos running up tho Htairs. Mrs. Amyot
knocks at Ihu door in passing to ask if her
headache is batter, ami with a vile houso of
hypocrisy full upon her sho answers, " Yes,
a Ilttlo," though the headache certainly hail
been there in tho morning, and no faintest
lintrtltll had been uttered about it.
She ,s fooling tired, wnin nut, in soul and
body, ami it is with a sonic ol physical comfort that she sheds hot walking attire unci
lata Bridgman clothe her in the looser,
easier leaguwu, of white terry velvet, that.
"ii** ho charmingly upon hor lissome figure,
and isundosecrulod by faintest spot nf color.
An Ihi* maid is pulling a last flit fulling touch
tohor, Muriol asks her a question that is
yet hardly one.
" Lord Branksmoro has returned'.'" sho
y*p, ���
" (Hi, yes, my lady. Uorelurncd hy lhe
font* o'clock train, lie Impttrod for your
ladyship, but 1 told him you had gone for n
walK with Captain St&lnos, as yonr head
was bud."
Bridgman being dismissed presently,
I,inly llranksnioro rises from the chair nmi
hor enforced ealm, and begins td ptWO feverishly up and tbiwu I lie loom.
H but wns it Staines hail said at lhat moment at the fuol of the stairs'.' " A remedy!"
" Thoro is always a remedy ; always." She
was ti> remember lhat.    So BIIO will.    Hall !
see that, they tl itdrlvo her too far.  Mure
thnn <>tio can play at this damning game
that be��� her hiisliuid���(oh ' the Ignominy
of it I)���has chosen as bis pastime.
Mrs, Amyol'n voice reaches her as she
steps Irom behind a large screen.
" Wo am disgracefully Into," lhat pretty
buttorlly is saying to Lord Branksmere,
" Wo richly deserve the scolding that 1
hope Lady Bninksiucro wilt not give us.
Vou agree with mo!"
'* Entirely," says Brnnksmero.
liul I am afraid she must have found it
very lonely here, all by herself."
" Terribly lonely -all by hcrself/'rolurns
Branksmoro, with a grim smile, looking
sitaii-lit at his wife as she comes slowly toward ihem over the polished floor, her long
white dross trailing behind her.
" Oh, no, I wns not lonely," aays sho, in
n sweet, dear voice,, " 1 wont fora row
on the lake with Captain Staines, and the
fresh breeze there did my head nil the good
iu t he world." There is a I nuch of defiance
iu the glance she directs at hor husband.
Lady Primrose has now got hold of Muriel.
" I do tried, my dear, you did not stay
long ou that, lako," she is saying with ponderous anxiety.
" Nothing so unwholesome as a water
mitt, and ihere was sure lolio one uprising
on such a day as this." She is sn deaf, poor
old soul, that she always talks ut the top of
her lungs, being perhaps under lhe impression that her neighbors nre similarly alllict-
od, so that all she says is given to the gallery in general.
" There was no mist, 1 think. I felt no
unpleasantness," replies Lady Branksmere
calmly. Only .Margery, who is watching
her with sil eyes, notices the convulsive
twitch trig of thn white hand hidden in the
folds of her gown,
"Of course, Branksmere, bcingwitb you,
would boo to that," croons mi the old lady,
whose intellect having grasped the fact that
Branksmoro was not at Lady Blount's can
go ini further beyond iuinginini* that if not
thoro'ho must have been with Ids wife,
'.' Nothing sn good as a husband, my dear,"
wilh a bene viitint smile, " when all is told."
Deadly silence, broken only bya murmur
from Mrs. Vynor, which is understood by
all but Lady Primrose.
" Voiiwlllboarmooiit/'i'hois whlsporing
mildly to Otiraon Bollew, " that 1 always
said llie de;imld creature was in her dotage.
Doesn't lliatspoeoh conrirm it?"
" But I think sho looks tired, BrankBtnore
���sho looks pa-lo," calls out the mistaken
ohl lady across the room. " I doubt you
kept her on lhat. lake tin long."
" I dotl't lliink ho,"' says Branksmere.
He lifts his head and glvOH way to a curious
Mule laugh, " That lako possesses charms
for her nf which wo know nothing. She
would have pined all day but for the hem-lit.
she derived from ils air." Ho says all this,
with the most natural manner po'sllllo, hut
Muriel writhes and winces Inwardly beneath
eaohaharpcut, Uow dam ho take her lo
task I
Wet! al all event** she is looking loo white
to plotun me," declares Lady Primrose with
Bomo faint insistence. " I don't believe in
tho lako, I don't Indeed, Don't take hei
(here again, llraiiktpnoro, if au old woman's
advice is worth following."
" I won't," returns Hnuikntnere, and
again b  laughs unpleasantly.   A suspicion
that In* is seeking to shield her from Lady
Prltnroao's censure waking within Muriel's
hiooat, drives her to an open declaration of
the realities of the fplostioil at issue,
""Branksmoro was not with me on lho
bike to day," she says, coldly, Im (distinctly.
" lie went to town by tho early train this
morning."
" Kb, my dear '!   1 fplito understood him
tn say���what was if you said Branksmoro '!
and if he waa not with you my dear who
was-oh V oh r
"(lh! Luly I'rimtosc! Doyott know trpilto
torgol to tell you until this moment���'but���"
breaks In Margery's gay, sweet, voice, "I
havodl-iooverod the new knitting .stitch that
no puwiled us lasl week, Willie knew all
about il. It. is lhe prottlosl thing ; see���"
dropplu - on hor knooB before her, uul Ink-
lip the i-'eruil wnik-lnskot. lhat ever
the old COl'lltojB���*��� let me
ill now while it is fresh upon
iny mind. Onc. One, Iwo���one, two, Ihrrn
���a turn -VOU (|llllO80P-? ami I lieu lack
ag'iin.    It his the happiest remit,"
It hai indeed ! Lady Primrose growing
onthinhwilo ovor tho new stlich, Muriel
m'akoa bor csoapo to a distant tea tahli
whoro comparative calm, at loast, Is obtain
ad, until tin dinner-bell rings and she i
enabb-l to inake   her  escape   to   her   OWl
up i
A hli,
I,t, noise similes her, Loi
lauding on the hearth
mi her, flawing at lior iu'
i'IIAPTIM: xwiv.
ii flngcnnd roiinlalnabltti
d Brnuks
rllga few
;ntly.
*    Her large eyes flash.
"I am placed at the bar, it appears,"
murmurs ahe, with a curious smile. " Stale
your ease theu. What fancied wrongs are
yours I"
"I seldom have fancies"���coldly ���" 1
have refrained from speech until you yourself havo rendered silence no longer possible. When your u.��mo is made public
property, when it is in Ihc mouths of all, 1
feol���"
"Bn silent I" interrupts sho, imperiously,
"I want none nf your comment**. Tell
me only of what It ia you accuse me,"
"Of your intimacy with your former
lover,'* cries ho, witb the first touch of
violent anger be has shown. His nostrils
dilate, hia breath comes heavily through hi--
whito lips. "Last night you made yourself
conspicuous with him before tho ontil
county ; to-day, under the pretext of a
headache, you absented yourself from your
guests, refused to accompany thorn to Gady
Blount's that you might have an uninterrupted afternoon wiih him.''
"It is false," relurns she, vehemently i
"my head did nollO, I stayed away from
Lady Rloiint's ��� yet it was by tlio ineri'sl
chance that 1 weiitnutho lake with Captain Siaiuon."
" Psban' I" exclaims he scornfully.
"Listen In me or not, oh ymi will,"
haughtily���" I had no intention uf going mi
the lake until long after they had all   gone
to that tennis-match,"
" And it was the morosl chance, ton, that
kept you mi thu island with that ���follow ���
for three long hours���short hours, rither,"
with a pale smile.
"Dill sho tell yon all lhat?'   asks Lady
Branksmere, slowly, A Btrango little laugh
breaks from tier, "She is indeed invaluable. What moro did your spy impart to
you'/ Oh, it is wisn of you to turn the
tables upon me lest I bo the lirst  to   bring
ar. accusation. 1 atipposo it is that I no
longer cure. I give in. Do what you will
without fear of censure from me. I feel
deadened, emotinnleHS. You have killed
within mo all fooling, all sensibility."
"To follow yonr rhapsodies is beyond
o," Bays Branksmere, with a shrug.
Ifa looks at her soarohlllgty, but her oyes
meet his boldly.
" For tho second time I warn you to beware," exclaims she, losing all control.
'' Are your actions then ao altogether pure
that ynu oan ation) to tako me lo task ?
You���you���who keep that, shameless woman under the same roof with your wife !''
" Do yon know what you are saying''"
letuands Branksmere, liercely, grasping her
arm.    " Prove your words,"
Oh t that I oould," broatliOBBho wildly.
"That I could prove anything that would
not me free from yon.'''
'* Frco to give youraelf In another !" lie
lets her go abruptly, pushing her roughly
away, ami a sharp jarring laugh breaks
from him. 'Tall I yon play loo open a
game. 1 fear it, is not. in your power to
furnish yourself with thoso proofs you so
eagerly desil'O,"
"You mean���" Her voice ia curiously
low and calm.
That you would welcome any dishonor
that would lling ynu into the anna of���yonr
lover 1"
It is said ! Nothing can recall it ! There
is a moment's awful alienee, and then
Bianksnicre falls quickly back from her, u
tlark red slain across his cheek where her
palm had struck him. It. is all done and
r in a moment, but for n full minute he
scarcely recovers himself. Then it is to
find tho room empty. Fop in the tumult
of her rage Lady Branksmere had caught
p n shawl and hurried from tho room���the
Ilia fnc
has gal.be
bent hfOV
andstorn, a sullen frown
i forehead : beneath his
a look ont   on   her filled
Thii is an unwarrantable intrusion,"
Lady Hranksmcro, rising slowly tohor
, mid standing uow with her hind rest-
fern
ing upon ihc hack of hor <
"No moro so than usual," coldly, " My
pre.-eiice���anywheie���is an Intrusion now,
if ynu happen lo be there."
"What has hrnuyht ynu ?" asks she,
haughtily, gnzillg al him wilh ill-concealed
dislike.
"I have como to demand an explanation,"
returns he, deliberately crossing the room
Hi ulose the tloor by which lie had entered.
Him very action had such determination iu
it that it startlos her.
, "lixplaln 1 What should I have to explain 1    replies she, pi'iitldly.
"Ymi will Ik* kind enough lo tell ine," ho
aays, sb.wly, "what it is you menu by your
friendship with Captain Staiuei, [ wish to
know haw manors stand botwoon yuit ami
���your guest,."
"V ours���rather.
"True. I hail forgotten his double dis
honor ihere,"
"Honor ia a word tint looms to trip
lightly from your tongue," areca Bha with
inollable contempt.
CJHAPTSR XXXW
Thc (darn nro hidden by tlm dense batik
of oloilds that makca dull the heavens, but
a pale watery moon sheds here ami there a
vague pathway through tllO earth that
helps Lady Branksmere to lind the woodbind path that leads from the Casble lo Iter
eld hnine, Swiftly, mechanically, she
moves toward it, conscious of little but
that she is leaving behind her inn-ory ton
great to be borne.
With blind hnste ahe hurries along the
little beaten   ll'liok beneath   the shadowy
leaves nu til aaudden turn in it brings bar
face lo face wilh the walls nf her old home,
gloamtngly gray in the growing moonlight
-the old only homo, she tolls lioraolf with
throbbing heart, that she will ever know.
Some Instinct draws her feet In the quaint
iron-bound door of tho armory, uud laying
hor hand upon it as ono mlghi who is sure
nl ontranco, even nl, this late hour, prnaios
it from her to find her instinct true. The
door yields, and she mnve-i quickly onward
inlo the IrrODlllar, Vailltod passage beyond.
It i.i unlighlod, bm astray beam, Hinging
itself through the Btalnorl.window at the
Inwcr end, gives her a lead, and shows her
the atone Steps that bring her finally to the
entrance hall above. Turning aside without thought, hIui open*, the floor of this
room, nnd enters it so softly that her coming is unheard.
Here the lamps arc burning brilliantly;
the heavy silken curtains are closely drawn:
a small, but. eminently cozy little lire i"
coaxing ail equally small kettle tn sing with
all its might. There is a tiny tea oqillpago
upon a gypsy table, and upon another table
near it a fowl dollaatoly roasted, a tempting pate, a Dresden bowl full of strawberries, and a tong-neckeil bottle. Before tin
tins in pretty, looso'whlto tones, flit Mrs.
Daryl nud Margery : at the side, Angelica,
in a costume thai might suggest to the intelligent fiuhicker that she had heen summoned from her boil nl a moment's notice,
" I didn't believe a kel lie, a small ketl le,
could lake so long to boil," Mrs. Daryl is
saying,   anxiously   leaning   over   the fire
"whon it makes that little fussy noise, it'
boiling, ohl"
" It isn'i thinking of bollihg," declare
Angelica. Firat it must sing, then the
steam must poiir 'ml of its noso, ami then
if is all OVOr, and���ynu lake it. up."
Sho is looking at Margery as she Bpgtflka
nu.) at this Identical moment the kotll*
gives way to (ho ebullition of which sin
had been speaking'.
" II ymi mean mo," cries Margery, pushing hack her chair, " I coiildirt tlo it, at
all;  ] coiihln't really.    It's ail  abominabli*
little  thing.   How   angry   it    looks!  I
wouldn't touch il���to say nothing of liftipg
t bodily Irom tho fire��� for anything that
lould ho oll'ered."
Aashe speaks, she turns qtllto around,
and thus brings herself face to face
with Muriel, the poor, rich, tilled thing,
who would have given nil her possessions
to-night In bo able lo mingle with them.
The rustle of her gown, joined In Margery's f-ileuco, rouses Airs. Billy, She
turns, and would perhaps have civen way
to the expression ot dismay that rises lo
her lips, but for the swift glimpse she gels
of Margery's face. Tho girl is livid. Ina
Boooud Mrs. Billy hns obnquiirod herself,
and is ndvancing toward Lady II rank sine re
with rather an increase of the dobonnoire
hiannor that belongs to her.
"You ire jusl. in time," she cried, wilh
an air of open jollity that doen her credit.
���- We have been dining at tli.it wrotohod old
Sir Mut iin Minimi's again, ami as usual
have como homo starving. The servant:
I'm- tho most part were in bed : no Margery
and 1 decided upon making a raid on lhe
larder for ourselves, and we haven't done
so badly, havo we? The only drawback to
our aueeess lie** in the fact that 1 have made
up iny mind lo a cup of toft, mid the kottb
ban proved too much for us. But yon have
hail a good long walk, eh '.' You are tired !
Meg," wilh a swill glanco at Margery,
"will you and Angelica make yot another
predatory incursion, ami see if you ennldn'l
Impound BQllia Madeira."
Whon the iloor   has oloied upon  tl.ein,
Mrs. Billy turns Lo Muriel.
j     "Now, what is it'.'"  sho asks, promptly.
|   "It is of no uso  your banishing Meg,"
return.-* Lady Branksmoro, coldly,   " She
must know it all soon.   The whole world
will know it.    I have left   that place tor-
over."
" You have loft your husband 1"
" If you wish to put ilao���yes. For myself, 1 loci more as if I had loft Madame
von Thirsk aud ull the vile associations
that- have degraded my married lite."
"All?" questions Mrs. Billy with a
searching glance.
" You, too, oondemn'mo then ?" shesays,
slowly.    " I havo no friend anywhere,"
" Soo hero j I think you had better tell
mo all about it." She presses her gently
into an artn-chnir, Exhausted, physically
and mentally, Muriel leans back among the
cushions, and then suddenly she breaks
inio a recital of her wrongs ; nol loudly or
passionately, but in a eold angry way that
somehow is moro impressive. Onco nr
Lwico during her hurried explanation of
her presence, Mrs. lUryl had changed
tolor, and now it is witb her face partially
averted that she spcaka.
"Thia .nan���this friend of yours���(lap-
tain Staines, get rid of hini," aays Mrs
Billy, a little doggedly.
" If yon think there isnuything between
Ma'lane \'nu Thirnk and yonr husband,"
begins Mrs. Billy���
" Think I"
" Well, why don't you go straight to lib
ami just put it to  him  that  you   can't I
happy while hIio   remains   at the   Ooatlc
Speak boldly tn him.    Throw   yourself ou
Ids generosity.    I believe half this in mere
imagination of yours.    And al   all events,
Spook.    W'hy should one be afraid of one's
husband ?"
" Ah I" A long-tlrawu breath esoapes
Muriel; " you are a happy wife," she says;
"you can not comprehend n case like mine."
Her hands fall Inertly into her lap,In a
weary, purposeless fashion, that goes to
Margery's soul.
" 1 am tired of it all. And even il I
would, opportunity ia denied me. That
woman of Into haunts bim : thoy nro together from morning till night.''
" But not from night till morning," nays
Mrs. Billy, briskly.
Muriel's lips grow white. Sim throws
out her arms prmcstiiiLdy.
" Who can say?" ahe answers in a low*
voice full of terrible suspicion, her eyes ou
tho wound,
Mrs. Daryl is shocked : Margery bursts
iuto team,
" Oh, Muriol, darling, why will yon float my your own happiness by Harboring nuch
sad beliefs ? I am cure Branksmorc in his
henrt is truo.to ynu.
" Well, I have not eomo here to listen to
Branksniore's praises," snya Muriel, rising
abruptly to bor faet, wilh a short laugh. If
1 ean not get sympathy hero in my old
home, from my own sister, I need hardly
look for itauy where. After all, why ahould
I expect any one to enter into my griefs?'
" Don't spoak to me liko that, Muriel,'
cries Margery. " Botwoon you and menu h
words aro cruel."
" Let us think what is best to be done,"
breaka in Mrs. Billy, in a matter-of-fact
"Thero is nothing to bo dono." Lady
Branksmere turns upon her with Hashing
oyes. "Do you imagine I am going to
truckle to a man who is not talsc to mn,bnt
who takes me to task for my behavior with
���with onc who is an ohl friend*""
���* An old lover," corects Mra. Billy, in a
strange tono. " Let us koep to the strict
facts. You are alluding to Captain
Stainea I"
"Be warned about him iu timo. 1 don't
know why, Iml instinct tolls me to distrust
him,"
Muriel sighs heavily.
" Have a glass of wine,'' says Mrs. Billy,
who, after all, is nothing if not practical.
At this moment tbe sound of a footstep
iu the hall outside makes itself heard.
Muriel starts into au inteuscr life, and,
springing to her feet, looka with angry eyes
toward lhe door,
" Ii is ho," alio aaya.   " Ho 1ms followed
But with t gesture of extreme ropugnauct
she pushes" him aside aud harries from thi
room.
(TO BE roXTlSUED.)
.VISITOR FROM HOLLAND.
Hi*
a nl Hlirwiit Speal.
nntl   The
llli-liti or CiHUKl;
CHAPTER XXXYI.
It is, in fact, Branksmero'sstep. He had
found bin way through tho armory door
that she had left open, and is now iu the
hall, A faint light coining from beneath
the library iloor attracts hla attention'; Involuntarily he turns toward it, and finds
himself presently staring at Dick acrost- a
reading lamp.
" Where is your sister ?" demands he, in
all aggressive tone.
" Wiih hor own peoplo, In hor own homo.
" I wonder you are not ashamed to moil-
Lion her," cries Diek, with a sudden burst
of passion. " Yes, she is here. Sho camo
half an hour ago. She went to Willy's
lioitdnlr. I followed her thoro, and heard ���
heard���ymi know what I hoard. She look-
el no tired, so worn."
" Muriel is a fool, and you are another,"
sivs Branksmoro, coolly.    "I am not,!"
The blood recedes from Dick's brow and
his large eyes ghnv. Willi an inarticulate
cry he rushes forward and flings himself
upon his adversary. Ho is a tall lad, but
slender, and in less time than ono can pic-
lure il, bis attack is at an end, and Branksmere has him in his powerful grasp. Twisting his arms behind bun so as to leave him
powerless and at his morsy, he  looks for  a
minute full into the hoy's defiant faeo,
"The namo blond," he.nays, withanneer,
that ends in a groan, and by a siublen movement he releases his foe ami nends him staggering back a few paces from him.
" Pshaw I" he says, contemptuously, and
turning on his heel quits the room.
A few steps bring him to thai othor room
where three pale women aie waiting his
coming,
ISlltoring, he closes thn door heavily bo
bind him, and looks straight at his wife.
" It la rather a late hour for visiting,''
he says.    " Are you ready to como hinue ?'
" I am at. homo,"
" Aro you ready, then, to return In the
Castle?" Hia voice, though subdued, is
vibrating with rage. His face is while,
his lips set, There is a dangerous light iu
his somber eyes,
"To prison? No!" replies Muriel, deli in tly.
" 1 implore you not to lot things go too
far," says Mrs. Billy. "Ha roaso able.
The world's opinion is worth a good deal."
At this, Muriel's long-felt Irritation takes
flight, and 11 amrR into life.
What do ynu all mean?" sho cries,
with a burst of pami ill,    " Do you want to
get rid of moT   Am I adlagraoo to yn.i?"
'��� Muriel! What folly I My dear girl,
think I'lmlreals Mrs, Hilly earnestly,
What eau 1 think but that I am not
wanted by any one, here, oi* there, nr anywhere? M iy I not rest boiuaih your roof
for even one night?"
If you loavo my roof (under suoh olr-
oumslaneea aa these) fir one night, ynu
leave it forevei," iulerpuses Branlumoro,
sternly.
Aro you coming!" he asks with a frown.
Yfls-flhois," returns Mrs. Billy unabashed. She throws, ns ahe Spcaka, n
light shawl round Muriel in a way that admits of no dispute, and indeed /.lurid, who
js now looking tired and exhausted and
hopeless, inaltoS no ell'ort to resist hot",
" As you all wish it, as I am unwelcome
here, aud only a trouble, I will go," alio
says, wearily."
"Dh luo, darling I   Do not speak liko
that," sob.! Mnrgery, clingiiu* to hor,
" But not now���not jusl. yet," goes on
Lady Branksmere, hardly heeding her tender embrace. " In a little while I will gi
back.    But not quite now,"
" You will coni'i now or not at, nil !'
Ilranksmoro interrupts, doggedly. " 1 will
have uo gossip���no damning whispers.'
Margery lifts her head impetuously, nnd
Would havo i-poki-ii but that Mrs. Billy
cheeks her.
" Ho is right���quite light. Let there bo
no scandal," alio whispers wisely. " They
both camo down to visit nslo-night. Both.
Together, Yon will remember' If was au
idle freak. Thero wan nothing In It." She
pushes Muriel as she BpoakB Inward thr
door. Ilranksmoro who is atunding next-1<
U, puts out his baud as Ills wife approaoho-!,
and though slill witb a lowering brow.
Wotlld have drawn hon through Ilia arm,
Mr. Paul Itigout and party, from Mans-
bricht, Holland, wore in Toronto recently.
Mr. Rigout is the gentleman who enlisted
lho sympathy of Europe two years ago by
hia oratory on behalf of the Starving peasants of Bussia and who did ao muoh in securing money for tho unfortunates that tho
Emperor conferred high honors upon him.
Ho is on his *** .y homo after a tour round
theworli vi C.P.K. and has spent tho
laat two we-'s at the Fair at Chicago,
Ho was del.fitted with the fair. Ho
says it surpassed all his expectations in
every particular. Ho speaks in terms of
the very highest praiso of the C.l-.R. and
says that when tho road ia better known in
Kurope thousand-* of tourists who have up
to the present, known but little of Canada
will cross thu continent by this route.
The aeonory along thc lino of ihof'J'.l",.,
ho says, surpasses anything he had ever
neon, and considering tho fact that he has
travelled extensively in all lands this is a
high tribute to Canada, He wonders thai
Anit'ti(-ans and ('.iuni!i;ni.'<should ever go to
Kuropfl in quest of picl ureaipie and romail-
lii; scenery when tbey hnvu al home auch
magnificent aightn as may be witnessed botwoon I'algury ami Vaiiooiivor. Speaking
nf the Herman Army Bill and the probabilities of iis passage, ho said that war was
likely lu break out at any moment in Kuril* c   The financial strain for B-Vo years
past iu keeping up large armies w*as simply
tremendous. The moment that the people
of either Franco, Gorinnny, Italy, Australia
or Russia manifested a strong desire to
kojp down expenses, then thnt county
WOULD un to WAR,
If tho Gorman Army Bill was not passed he
thought that war would be declared he-
fore the end of the yoar, and auch a war
lhe world has never seen. Speaking of
Bosnia, bo said that the country was at
present in a bettor position socially ami
finai-oially than for yeara previously. Tho
Czar was quietly but systematically working out great reforms yearly, which had the
cll'eet of greatly increasing tho comforts and
conditions of the people, antl at tho same
time strengthening tho throne, Mr. Rigout
bad nover visited Canada before, bin It was
about what be had expected to find from
reading the speeches of Lord Diillcrin and
Sir .Ji���]m Maedomild, and tho books on the
country written by Lord Lome, Ho was
not prepared, however, to aoo so n any line
streets and public buildings iu Toronto,
He and his party leave by boat this afternoon for Montreal,
a:-iutin?at sm.
Tin* Awful Retribution Wlileh Overtook
lhe lltillii.'ci"..
Tu the northwest of lhe Sandwich
Islands group a chart of the north Pacific
Ocean shows Bird, Ncckcr, (mrdnor, and
various other islands and many ahoals.
These islands and shoa Is are really a con-
" Capt. Holt, wc bev uotliin' ig'in ye nor
tlie mates, but here's a. chance fur every
man of ua to git ijch aiul wc fools wo must
bake it."
Thore was mure argument, but the men
were stubborn. Those who had refused to
join the plot now came forward and gave
in their allegiance to Williams, and preparations   were begun for casting us adrift
^Ss77^Sm^^ &s*& l2Sir?i?-!ff^
A Wild Night on tlie Amazon.
I looked down the precipice on the edge
of which wo wore banging, and ns the uncoiled hawser snapped liko a rotten thread
the launch was hurled back into tho churning waves. One minute we were threatened
with dest ruction in the mad whirl of a giant
auoklng whirlpool, and the noxt saw us
spinning of! at a tangent to bring up against
a more terrifying wave, that seemed bent
on ending our career. But lho Intrepid
rode tho water liko a duck, and aftor every
assault t*f tho Hood bobbed up undaunted
for another encounter. Crouching in her
bottom, and baling tho water, as it Hew
o*-or lho gunwales in drenching spray or iu
massive waves with our hats as well as
anything also we could got hold of, we
Waited for the final toss which should end
our danger aud BOlid us bodily into the
flood, to bu tossed about swollen anil
bruised, tho dead prey for myriads of feathered scavengers.
For more than five hours we were tho
shuttlecock for thia maniac flood, whloh,as
it awept up-stroam against the powerful
current of the mighty rivor, backed up the
descending waters until even the highest
banks were flooded. Tho largest trees fell
victims tq tlio raging lorrent, and the tall
banks were washed away iu such a manner
that later travellers scucely knew tho river again.
" Look ahead !" cried Kranklin, who was
holding on to tho wheel with a grip of
death. " For Cod's aake, pray, lads ! The
Olid haa come I Look sharp ! If we brave
this danger it will bo by a miracle I" nnd
there ahead of us, looming up out ofthe
middle of Hie river, rose a large inlau i
whose sides were fully twenty feet high,
The mad torrent was inakinu straight for
this ollstruolion, and, while wc were being
carried onward with the rapidity of lightning,   two of  ns managed   lo crawl aft to
Franklin's asalatnnco, Craspihgtho wheel,
we strained in united effort and succeeded
in holding flic launch "head on" lo the
Hood.
Kvery eyo was nn the lookout for whatever
vantage we could gain, and when Franklin
shouted to us in a voice made hoarse by desperation, " Put her hard over now ! Wilh
mo, boys, and perhaps wo can escape," we
tugged ami pulled until every chord in our
bodies seemed tn be on the rack, A roar,
a weird Inrrible nhriek, such as none of us
ever wauled tn hear again, broke overIhe
tumult of boiling waters,���a shriek nf angry
defiance,���and the mad flood was hurled
back from thc island, one-half on each side,
its force almost broken.
The comntand of our wheelman alone
saved us, for with the parting waters wo
nliotinlfitlial.si.lt: which washed over the
powerful channel of tho rivor, and in unfit her moment we were swept down stream
with tho rapidity of a streak  of sunlight.
At first stern on, we were fortunately able
tn swing nur boat he id lo wiih the current in
short lime, and from then WO had no trouble In keep our launch clear of tho threat-
Otl collisions with treea nnd wreckage.���
[ Morgan S, Edmunds, iu duly Lippiiicott's.
Gown 500 Years Od.
The oldest dross iu the world is probably
that described bya French traveller in.lap-
an, It belonged to au Bmproas in Japan
who lived iu the- thirteenth century and it
has been kept all these Centuries in a temple near   Yokohama,   whero   the  priests
onietiincs exhibit it fora sullicient reward.
It is kept in an old cutler covered with
white silk. The robe, or rohea, for there
ara several of them, aro doiorllwd M a din-
phanotia mess, crumbling at the edges with
lecny.   Thn material is a arono, ur some
flliny BtUhj and the oll'eel niilsL be like lhnt
worn by Loin Fuller.    It is made with a
long l rain, p igoda sleeves, and a higl liar
like Medici's Cliff. Tlm upper layer wan
nnee white, ami is now the color of ivory,
embroidered with Hying birds the si/.n of
,vs, wilh dragnuH' heads green, blue
and vitilol. Then come several layers uf tho
silk muslin, yellow, blue, vlolot, old gold
and given: on which seem scattered strange
animals, all in (light. The seventh, which
touches Ihe body ��f the long dead empress,
is violet embroidered wilh ligur.s like
phantoms. The embroidery on ibis wonderful robe is fuid to be as transparent as
the gauze.    'I he effect of the whole is smoke
colored)
Highly Iutelli-rent (Jlotli-
Customer���"Hon lioro 1   Book at theso
pants !   Bought 'em only  yoslorday, ami
lhoy\e shrunk half-way lip to my   ktieos."
Uoaler���" Moin frlont, it ens raining.'
'��� Of course it ia raining."
" Uml done panta is vet."
"1 should Hay thoy were wot. You
didn't expect me to keep them dry, did
you,"
���' Nn ;   I only expects you tr, keep do?e
bottoms clean.1
" They arc clean."
" Yah, dat in rcchfc, But think how
dirty ihoy vou Id bo If thoy vas nod made
oil'our line Imported patent selfrogiilaling
doth, vat raises dose but loins out nf de
mud."
Notwithstanding the prejudice against
hoi'.te meat, oolt slakes ore popular at tht?
t*iicr- tracks.
but few nf thc islands are inhabited. Somo
of them are Utile hotter than a great mass
of rock heaved up out of tho sea, without
verdure or fresh water, while others nre so
'liltiui-.lt to approach that navigators give
them a wide berth. Midway Island is almost exactly half the distance between thc
port of San Francisco and Yokohama, but
'100 miles south of the track of vessels making that voyage,
Tho noon observation taken on board the
bark Harvest Home had given us the latitude of Midway Island when a man aloft
reported a ship's boat dead ahead. We,
wero then headed south-southwest, but not i
making over four knots an hour, 'lho boat
hail neither mast nor sail, nor was tbo man
sitting iu her stern sheets making signals.
1 hntl him under lho glass while he was yot
Iwo miles aw.iy. The boat was u captain's
gig, provided with a single pan* of oars,
and the man was taking things wiih astonishing coolness,
K WAS ACABTAWAV,
nf course, though be acletl more like a man
who was drifting about will; a fish line over
the aid-. In !lil enses out of Ibillho man in
the boat Would have stood up and gestured
and shoutt'tl, fearful that we might pass him
by even by daylight, bill ua I walehed this
man 1 saw him bile oil' a fresh chew of
ttdiaccnand survey lhe bark iu a critical
way. A line wan got ready, and aa we
passed him within twenty feet it was hove
and on ugh I and made fust, and directly be
was along side. Everybody was astonished
lo li in I the boat well stocked wilh fond and
wator and to aoo tho man como aboard as
calmly aa if he had been lying in harbor.
He was about .'15 yeara of age, dark faced
and sinister, and gave his name ns John
Williams. Ho claimed to bo an American,
born ami reared iu Keiindor.
Tho story told by W illiams was not an
improbable one, but noun of us gave him
crctiit for truth. Ho claimed to be Captain
of au English brig, Tho Swallow, which
had been chartered to convey 200 natives
of tho Bonin Inlands, off the coast of Japan,
to Cure Island, next to the west of Midway.
The island was safely reached, he said, but
the natives wero not pleased with it and
demanded to be returned to the Bnnlna,
Thero was a row about it in which ono man
was killed, the two mates sided with tho
natives, and ho was put ashore to shift
for himself. They left him tho boat and
provisions and sailed away, and instead of
stopping on the island he had pulled away
to the north to get into the track of ships.
The story was fishy from start to finiili,
and out of our entire crew no man had a
favorable impression of the stranger. We
had, nf course, to accept his story, or to
pretend to. 1 would give a month's wage
to know the facts In tllO case, but hnvo pi
hope of ever solving tho mystery. Thero
wns no English brig on the Japanese coast
called the Swallow. None of tlie residents
of tbe Bonin Islands had been taken away
by any craft. The Captain and I puzzled
over the mailer for some time, ami finally
Iccided that Williams had been Caplaiu of
some craft, and the crew hoi mutinied and
sent him adrift. Either that or he had
pulled away from a craft on firo or about to
founder, baying all others to take caro of
themselves. From lhe look of things in the
boat wo wero satisfied that ho had not been
afloat over three or four flays.
Courtesy demanded that tho stranger,
being an ollicer, should become a guest of
the ship, we having our full complement of
officers*, but afler a day or two be insisted
ou doing duly as an able seaman,
this was AsruriusK,
but no objections were made. Ho wai
placed ih my watch, and n boy who was o"
little use was turned over In tho cook ns
assistant. The man biought us ill luck
from lhe start. He bud nnt been aboard
two hours when it fell calm, nnd during
the next, thirty hours we did not gain a
mile'if westing. Whon the breeze came
again It was fntd for us, and the observation taken at noon on the sixth day of his
coming aboard put us only I'll) miles tothe
west of where wo picked him tip. Williams
had shown himself a thorough Bailor, and
though our distrust and dislike of him '
abaft the mast were not lessened he soon
struck up a friendship with the men forward. Mutiny is such a rare thing at sea
that officers never worry over it. On a
ilozcn different occasions I caught Williams yarning it with tho men of bis
watch, and I couldn't help but observe
that he had become the leader ofthe fn'-
enslle, but there was nothing lo call for
reproof, Wo had a full crew ami a willing
one, nnd there wen* no cursing and knocking down aboard of the Harvest Home.
While discipline was strict, the sailors had
the best of grub and fair treatment, This
being so, il may .surprise you when 1 lelale
what filially happened aboard nf us, but
you should rnmember what n sailor is. He
is, as a rulo, * uneducated, childish, stinop
stitious, easily led, and always inimical  to
hla officers, no matter whether they iroat
him good or bail, (live dark Tar a feather
bed, hotel fare, ?."t a day wagra, and only
two houra work in twenty-four, and ho
Would blaat the weather, condemn the ship,
and curse owners ami officers. He would
do no more if overworked, underfed, poorly
paid, ami knocked down Iwiee u day, duel-
is .lack, ami lhat ends it.
Williams had no sootier got among the
mon than ho began tolling of a gr.iat treasure buried on tmo of the Kurile Hands.
Talk treasure to a sailor and ynu can brln*j
him to mutiny. The amount nf money was
given at aovoral million dollars, and Will*
iams claimed to be able to locate the exact
spot. It probably never nccurrod to one
of the men to ask why 1)0 didn't go   to lhe
Captain with his story, and Iry to arrange
for the removal of the treasure, but if it
did he had some answer at hind. He proposed taking possession of the bark, sailing
her to
TIIKTIll'A-'flti:   |S|,.IS*J*
and securing the great wealth, and then
using her lo gel to England, Ah to tho
officers aipl nuch men as would not. join, they
wero to be 0OSI adrill in lllld-oooan to lake
their chance!*. We hid a cargo valued at
$12fi,00fl,and I think lhe man's game w.vi to
peddle it out among the Marine, Caroline,
and Marshall islands,   get  whal   he could,
and thou look oul for himaolf.   So quietly
ditl he dn bis work among the crew thai
not the slightest hint of what wmb going on
WfW Wafted aft. He enlisted eight ofthe
tne.i in his cause, and mi tbe seventh day of
his coming aboard, and whilotho Captain
and I were eating dinner, the climax eanie.
lhe second mile was seized, bound, aud
gagged, and an alarm was raia.-.l thai'he
had fallen overboard.   Both of us rushed
from the cabin, to be pounced tm and made
prisoners. It was a surprise all around,
aud no insoJeuee wai offered any of us.
When Oii-it. Holt demanded an explanation
Williams enlightened him.    He said :
" Wo are are now in   possession   of  lhe
bark.    We are going after a great treasure
which is to boerpmlly divided between man
nnd man.    It was no use to talk  lo you,
for yon would have scoffed at iny story.    Il
was agreed that none of you should be hurt,
and we have kept to the agreement."
" What do yon Intend to do with us I"
" Scud ynu adrift within nn hour."
" Where is your treasuie island '.'"
" 1 will not tell ynil."
" If you really know of a buried Ironsnro,
why not let us sail the ship thero nnd sh
with you '.'"
���' Because that would mean less money
for the reel of us."
The Captain appealed to lhe men, declaring that \\ illiams had no real knowledge
of.ft trooatiroand would le-nl ihem a wild
gnoM- elmse, ami tillered to overlook what
bail happened il they would return to duty.
Tie- fooltmg of the eicw waa oxprosscd by
the ..hi boatswain, who took off Ids oap and
mood in humble attitude a-; be said :
f aud it in were stowed water ami provisions
sufficient to last the three of ua a fortnight.
We got a mast ami sail, but neither chart,
quadrant, nor compass. Could Williams
have had his way about it we would have
been knocked iu the head or sent adrift
Without food, but the niei* were a unit for
fair treatment, ami he was too crafty to
oppose them. As soon as we were in lhe
boat the bark altered her course to the
southwest, and as we were left behind several of the men waved us good-by. Tbo
moon observation had given us the latitude
of Patrooinio Island, distant about 260
miles, iluo south, but as the weather was
fine it was determine.1, to remain in the
track in hopes uf
IlKlMi  I'll-KKU IT,
but meanwhile   making   what progress we
could to the  east.    For three  days we did
not sight a Bail, Wo had ran over a hundred miles to tho casi when, at daybreak on
tho fourth morning with afresh breeze from
the south, we found ourselves right Iutlie
course of a big ship bound to the east. Wc
hoisted a signal uf distress and lay In for
her to como up. As she neaicd ns wo saw
men alnfl and knuw that wo were observed
She passed us not moro than fifty yards
away, with at loast six men looking at us
ovor the port rail, and we, of course, ox*
peoted tti see her eomo to shortly nfter.
she kept straight on, however and wan
threo miles away, lieforo we realized that
her inhuman Captain bad no intention nf
picking us up. Tho ship was the Red
Wince, owned by a firm in Vnknlirtma
and sailed by Capt. < Diaries Brown,
anil was then on a voyage to San Francisco.
Had not tho matter been commented on in
lho public press I should not advert toil
here, as such conduct is rare and almost
past belief. It was not only fully reported
iu American journals, but when Capt. Unit
mot Capt. Brown iu Yokohama threo years
later he sent bim to tho hospital with
broken bones.
We had made .'foil miles to the east antl
were having fair weather of it when wc
mado
A IIREWSOMK DISCOVEHV.
About ,'i o'clock in the afternoon we sighted a strange object only a point or two off
our course, and, running down to it, wo
found our old bark lloating keel upward,
with two of her masts and a great mass of
wreckage surrounding her. Sho hail boen
struck by a sudden st-nall with all sail set,
antl, though the masts bad been broken off,
it was too late to prevent her turning turtle There waa but little aea on, and wo
pulled in among tile wreckage, and I scrambled upon tho bark's bottom. Wc bad a
faint hopo that if sound below alio might be
righted, especially if we sighted a crift
which would givo ua aasistancc. She bad
probably been in that position for threo or
four days at the least, but thore was still
sufficient air to buoy her up, I had not yet
walked her length -when 2 heard a knocking, followed by taint shell ts, The Captain
came abroad to soo what lie oould make of
it, and it was not long before we were satisfied that at loaat two men wore Imprisoned
in the cabin. Iiy lying down ami placing
our ears lo the copper sheathing wo could
make out that they knew somo one had
boarded the bark, aud they appealed to us
to cut a bnlo through which they could
escape. W'o had neither axe nor hatchet,
but if wo had been fully equipped the
chances would have been against us. It was
a spot whore no ouo could stand upright to
uso an axe, and every fifth or sixth wave ran
right over her.
Wo believed ono of tho imprisoned men lo
bo Williams and tho other the boatswain.
We could cateh their words pretty plainly,
but they seemed unablo to make out our
replies. We could do nothing for them, but
decided Io remain by thc wreck fora day
or two in hopes of aid from some craft. At
sunset tho wind died away, and the night
was without a zephyr. At nunriso next
morning thc lirst object our eyes lighted on
was an English tramp steamer bound from
New York to Japan, with coal oil, ami
closo abroad of ua. We looked for our
wreck, but it bail disappeared. The mainmast lay floating about, but the bull and lis
tangle and its prisoners bad gone to thc
bottom.
SIAM MESAJED m FHAN0E.
lirii.iiti ���'*������ iv-.lt'tl auil H.ii In- lututved.
Recent report* stale that a French gunboat has anchored iu the river opposite
Bangkok, the capital of Siam, and is making
preparations to bombard the city, while a
French Beet is proceeding thither from
Saigon, London despatches, however, assert
jii the authority of Sir EdwurdCray, Under
Foreign Secretary,that a British warship is
also at Bangkok, that another is on the way
and that a third is ready to proceed there
if required. It is therefore clear that matters
have reached a crisis, and that France is
likely to ba involved in a second edition of
the Tonquin troubles with the added
pleasure of a serious difference with China
and Britain, As the Celestial Empire claims
to hold a aort of au-terAinty over Sann, and
Great Brilainnow borders upon it. in Burmah
neither power likes the inroads of France,
ami will probably oppose the further progress of   tbe   lb-public so tar as may  be
practicable.
For some timo back the French have
mail if cited a desiro lo encroach upon territories bordering along Cochin China or
Tonquin, Such an ambitinu ia easily understood ami in some eases is clearly defensible. But the excuse given iu this instance
is hardly aufliciont. Siam is accused of being tin-aggressor; issaid to entertain a desire to drivo its frontiers eastward' ami to
'ie wickedly ambitious of turning its com-
nerce towanis Bangkok by way of Korat,
to whicli a railway is now being built, instead of allowing it to run via Annum and
" ichin China, which the French naturally
tlStder lo be the "natural" route. However, matters seem to have eome to a head,
nud it remains to be seen how Siam with
i- li.iMin.iMni people, its standing army of
iL'.tMHi men, chiolly officered by Europeans.
and its ton fully equipped war vessels, will
receive and treat the menacing notion of
France. While a war would probably
prove fatal to its imlepondcnca in tlio loug
run, if no other power intervened, yet Siam
could defend itself at least aa well as Tonquin did, nud the French republic has few
awect memories connected witb that atrug*
glo.
I bit Siamese trado whleh centres at
B-uigknk and amounts to somo SBi.ODO^XX)
a year, is almost entirely in tho hands of
Great Britain, and its ports at Hong Kong,
Singapore and in Lower Burmah. There
are also a million Chinese in the country,
and Chinp is very touchy upon the question
of further interference with what she .
ilaims aro Iter rights in the peninsula. It
is thoroforo probable that Lord Rosebery'a
vigorous foreign policy and the present
principle of alliance with China against
Russia and France in the Hast, will help to
make matters warm if the latter power
really attempts to subjugate this Asiatic
Kingdom.
Meantime it will be a great pity if harm
comes to Bangkok from hostile men-of-war.
Unlike Mandalay, the one-time capital of
Upper Burmah, it is a beautiful and striking centre and has been well termed the
"Venice of the Fast." Many of the streets
are traversed by canals, while tho 600,000
people who comprise its residents have ej*-
tondoil the city seven miles up and down
and upon each sido of the great Siam river
���the Aleiuam. It js full of handsome temples, palaces and public buildings, ami its
evidences of civilization include electric
lights, street cars und two newspapers.
But the Covernmcnt is despotic, the peoplo
lazy and tbe courts coirupt.
A correspondent of the London Tinus,
about a your ago, summarized thc general
situation us follows :
The people expect a Britisbprotectorate,
but tho French have advanced westward to
the Mekong ami there will bu a sharp contest between tho two nations for tho possession of Siam. It would not ho pleasant to
have tho French there, as tho garrison of
Burmah would have to be enlarged. But
I they will remain quiet we hope that Siam
will remain independent for another generation. Whatever the abuses, lhe people are
tranquil and happy, and wc have eaten bo
much territory in the decade that if wn do
not tako caro we shall have indigestion.
'Die Siamese would furnish no soldiers, and
the Malay regiments, which wo should probably raine to garrison tlio country, are not
easy to manage". It is by no menus certain
either, that iSuropoail claimants of Siam
would escape a deadly quarrel with tho
Chinese."
Il, is therefore, apparent that France is
courting trouble if shu endeavors lo forcibly
annex Siam against lhe wishes of ils people,
(ho policy of l-'npland, and the feelings of
China.
(V9
BIG WAV��3.
The HaJcsllC Heels One IVhleli Iteiiiollsliis
Hir -Trtiw's \t*-.l.
The daily papers rocorded the facts that
file ntc'imship .Majestie on a recent Faslern
trip caught anea that demolished her crow's
nest, lookout, ami that thc Teutonic which
caught the samo gale coming west, had one
sea which com lied oyer tlio crow's nest and
carried away her forward lifeboat as it
went over the rail. But none of the daily
papers took tho trouble to mention just how*
the crow's nest ou theae alii pa la situated,
and consequently how high that sea was.
Inquiry discovered that while in men-of-
war and many other ships the custom is to
have tho crow's nest on the fonilop nr a
trillo above, the White Star ships have il
at an altitude of 25 foot above the main
dock on  the foremast, reached  by nn iron
ladder from lho forward hurricane (took,
In nnf-haahipiislb'.- Majestic or Teutonic
the height of the main deck at the foreiig-
glng Ih about forty foot above lho level of
the sea, which would make the height of
the wave that carried away the crow's nest,
iu this instance about aovonty foet. Thia
Is a protty big roller for tlio North Atlantic,
but iu other parts of the ocean such waves
are often encountered in a storm. Stippos-1 turn 'round,'
ing lhe ship to have been in the trough nf I
the sea at the time this wave swept her. thc '
mean height of the wave might be calculated not greater Ihan forty feet, but it was
certainly a body of water nearly sevnnly
feet high from where tho ship limited.���
| Murine-.lournal.
A Magnetic River-
The Chinese have a remarkable aupcrsti
lion about the Ch'uriver, which is the loea
namo on the border for the Chiatinir. A
considerable trade in druga in borne along
this river, for whioh a special class of boats,
composed of very light bnanta, fastened
wilh wooden nails, are built, Tho natives
say that the magnuliu attraction of the bed
of tho rivor Is ao strong that wero ordinary
boats iimi'.I thciron uailn would be pulled out.
Along lho river banks iron ia mined in
primitive   fashion,   and    from    geological
ivldbnoo il is believed that the oru is very
loll.
He'd Been Hacked ���
Horsomati���" That is a remarkably fine
animal you arc driving,madame."
Lady���"t��h, I wouldn't part with this
horse for I he world, He's just as gentle as
can be, and real fast too,'-
lloraeman���" So 1 should judge, Has be
ever been backed against any noted trotters ';"
Lady���" Well, I don't know, but it seems
to me we back against pretty much everything in tlie htret*to very time 1 attempt to
ynu
are  an
���tho
critics,
orltl
w (tor
d.
oat   the
" What
Suinmar Attraction! for Bin Hon***-.
" Tl'in I" said tho stranger, regarding tlio
young man who called at the hotel in answer to the tvlvortlsomout,
actor, yon say."
" Yes," waa   the   reply ;
lio we voi���''
" Oh, 1 don't earn about tli
turned the portly gentloman
young   min   nodded   appro'
parts do you take ("
".Invonilo."
"Kb ?���ch?���children's?" gasped the
interviewer.
Why, no," paid tho applicant, in a surprised tone, " tha young lovor."
"Oh, yes, yes," assented the other,
smiling ; "that's just- it. Art; you open for
an engagement���I might say several engagement!-���for the summer ?"
" I am," was the hearty answer.
" At���say, 8*211 a week and nil eXpatlSOSl"
"Well,"  returned the stage lover, "I
should si.y so *; Are���are" lhe tone implied mingled hope and doubt���" are you a
manager T
"I am," said the elder homiiine*. " And
I'll take you until tho firat of October. All
that you will have lo tin la to net your regular part, and you may lill several engagements. 1 am a summer hotel nuinnger," -
'Harper's Banian
The Kmi-jon Why.
Candidate���'" You have not any doubt
as to my character, have you?"
Voter���" t), no, of course not."
" Then why won't ynu vote for me*?"
"Because I have no doubt as to your character."
Janet Gave Details.
A Scotch clergyman, a strict cateehist, in
examining one of bin   thick   a short timo
sinco, thus addressed her -.
"Janet, can you toll mo how Adam
foil I"
Janet fell a.laugliing and answered,
"Oh, my bonnio dear doctor, you're na
serious ':''
" Very serious, indeed," said the doctor,
Janet (whoso fiuSbaild's name happened
lo be Adam) then said i " Wool, wed, sin
ye will ha't, doctor, you aee, Adam juat
gaett o'er the tither night to Lucky Llston'a
lor half a mutchkiii o' whisky, when an oar
lying on the road   took his  foot ami Adam
"-and that's the hale truth o' tho mat-
Hivrlariius Treatment-
Barber���" What's the matter sir ?   lioes
the razor pull'.'"
Mr. O'Beilly���"Sure it does; but I
wouldn't mnind thot if it 'lid only lave go.
N'lver moind goin' over mc face the sieond
toime. I'll go over to lhe saloon across tbe
nhirate and get ihe bartender to pull out
inn whiskers wid a corkshcrow. Falx,
'twould he a picnic afther this."
A Wife's Oonfidonoa-
Wife-���" Have you any hoc rota you keep
from mo, dearest 1"
Husband���" Mono, thirling."
W,���" Then 1 am determined I will have
Ho Won't he Expelled-
Mouldy Mike-" By all tli' saints, has]
yer lost yer mind?    Wot you cunyin
saw for V" I
Kaggod Robert--" It's all right.   I slop ] ^s-^m-	
at houses an' oiler to ��mv some -,-, ood for ino   none from you either."
dinner." II- ��� "YlU have secrets, then t"
" You'll he expelled  from tho Travcliu'       W,���" Only one, and  1 um  te-olved to
Gentlemen's Union, \ make a clean breast of ii."
" No, I won't.   After dlnnoi 1 toll 'em I }    II. (hoarsely)���" Co on."
iwtirKlill I titn mc saw. They lend mo j     \V,���"For   several days I  have had a
n liiean' tell me to go way
won't hear mo iilin'. Most
givo a drink for a good file.'
oil where Ihey   secret���a secret lom*iiig tor a new Summer
ny saloon will   suit with a bat to match."
1    That fetched bim. THE WEEKLY NEWS, AUG. 9,  1893.
THE WEEKLY NEWS
Published  By M. Whitney &
Son.   Every Wednesday.
Courtenay, B. C.
TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
IN   ADVANCE.
One Year     fJQQ
Six Months    Iii
Single ropy       0 05
RATES OF ADVERTISING;
One Inoh per yes-i $1200
..    ..   iminth        190
aiirhlh col   per year     25 00
I'liirih     ,*fllX)
week. .. lino              0010
Local notloos,por iinu         au
Notices of Births, Marriages and
Deaths, 50 cents each insertion,
No Advciiisnicnt inserted for less than
50 cents,
Wednesday, lug. 9, Iff3
Editorial Notes.
The Sinin difficulty is settled by the
acceptance nf die conditions imposed by
Fiance.
The Home Rule Hill has passed the
committc stage in llie House of Commons. The reporting stage was rixed
for last Monday. The real battle is over
in ihe Commons.
The Ion*; bridge is gradually growjng
weaker, and requires constant repairs in
spciis to prevent disaster* Notwithstanding this patchwork, ibe time cannot be distant when there will be a collapse. It is not uncommon to sec a
team passing over with some one more
cautious than tbe rest walking some distance in lhe rear.
Labor troubles may be expected to follow the financial depression. Mining
nnd nunufactoring will in many places
have to be suspended, or the cost of production decreased It is better for labor
under such circumstances to conform tn
the altered cond'tions. Better work for
less than remain in idleness. It is necessary sometimes to stoop to conquer.
A ret rot* rude now may end in an advance
with better times.
It would seem as though that fell-destroyer consumption was at last to be
shorn of ils terrors. Tbe board nf health
of Chattanooga reports that each ol the
eleven third-stage consumptives placed
under the treatment obtained from Dr-
Amick of Cincinnati have improved to a
degree almost miraculous. They have so
far improved that their appetites have
icttirned-Ihey sleep well at night, have
no night sweets, or irritating cough, and
are feeling stronger everyway. Similiar
reports come from New York, and other
places.
The tumble of banks slill continues in
���u the United stales. It is not all owing
to the fall of silver, but largely to the
fear of a radical change in ihc tariff.
However desirable a reduction of tariff
schedule may be, the suspense is entailing disaster. If congress wh'.ch is now
in session were lo repeal the Silver Act*
and then declare its purpose for only a
moderate reduction of the tariff to take
place say in the spring of 1894, it would
do much to restore confidence and prevent further commercial disaster. Violent changes in the financial policy arc
not wis*. Even reforms should be made
gradually, and lime should be given the
business to accommodate itself to the
altered conditions. More patriotism
and less partisenslup are everywhere
needed.
At the trial of the three men who were
captured with the steamer Ina by Officer W. B, Anderson for the sale of liquors
to thc Indians there were fines imposed
amounting to $1050, and the proceedings
against the steamer were 10 be heard,
perhaps involving confiscation. We suppose all this was clearly within the law,
and perhaps just; nevertheless it would
lie far belter to pursue and, where possible, capture all such infractor*; of the
jaw. Spasmotic action is nol what is
most effective, but constant vigilance.
To allow this illict trade to continue for
months without any effort to stop it is to
encourage it. We do not blame thc officers: the means to prevent this wrong
have nol been provided. An officer
should be stationed at Cape Mudgc, for
instance and a patrol steam launch placed
at his service. The trade could easily be
broken up. "An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cute."
TriiTiHf-T ��f M unit- Throu-fli I Irani rt.
The following beautiful experiment,
dent-rilled by Prof. Tyndall, shown how
music may be transmitted by an ordinary wooden rod. In a room two floors
beneath his lecture-room thero vim a
Iiiano, upon which an artist was play*
ng, but tho audience oould not hear it.
A rod uf deal, with its lower end resting upon the sounding-board of the
piano, extended upward through tlie
two floors, its upper end before the lecture tublu. Hut still not a sound was
heard.
A vioHn waa then plaeod upon the end
of tho md, which wax thrown into re-
souanoe by the ascending thrills, and instantly the music ofthe piano whs given
out in the lecture room. A guitar and
harp were substituted for the violin, and
with the Bame result. The vibration of
the piano Btrings were communicated
to the Bounding board, thoy traversed
the long rod, wore reproduced by the
resonant bodies, the air was curved into
waves, and the whole- inusio-fll composi-
ton was delivered to the listening audience.���-American Register.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Joan
J. E. BUTLER,  MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steanv-r JOAN will sail as follows
GALLING AT WAY POUTS aa paewngora
and frc'i-lil may oiler
e   vo Victoria. Tuosdny, ���'�� a. m.
"   Nanaimo for Comox, Wedm-sduy, T a. in
"   CoillOX for ValJe** Inland,   ovey ullernato
'I'llurn lay 7 i.m.lUoUiriiiiiK aamo day. |
Leave Coniox for Nann'ino,       Fridays, 7a.in.
Nanuimo (or Victoria, Snturdey, 7 tun
For freight or stale  rooms  apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y,
Tima  Table   No.   17,
To tako effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Return Tit-hots will bo i-win-d botweon all
pobtB for a fare and a quarter, i*��oil for return not later than Monday.
Ho turn Tickets for ono and a half ordinary
fare may bo ������urrlmni*d daily to all points,
��ood for seven days, Including doy of Is-aiu.
No Iteturn Tickets Issued for a fare and a
quarter whore tlio singlo fum Is twonty-flvo
cents.
Through rates between Victoria and Comox.
A.DUN8MUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.
President, Gen'l Supt.
H.K.PRIOU,
Oen. Freight und Passongor Agt
Chas R Hardy & Co
Estate
And Financial Broker
Notury Public, Convoyancer.
Nanaimo. B. C.
WARNING
All persons driving over tho wharf-
or britlyoa in Comox district f-ister
tlim a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law,
S. Or->och
Gov. Agent.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
9 Hones, 100 Sheep, and 90 Cows
together with
2 Mowing Machine", 1 Steel Boiler
1 Re.ping Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deed! can be soon in my possession.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
LOOK.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing*.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNION BAKERY
UNION B.  C.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
i
���ANION-A IVERY
U -1
���   A N  D   ���
JH'EED StjIBXjS
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses and   Rigs for Hire at
���&.LIJ    TIME3
LOOK HERE
Saw Mill
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
notice.
Also all kinds of Moul ling,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed Pine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
NOTICE THISI
S*PR.I3r-TO-   AdILI.*E*N""E3"R;*Y*
We have received our new Millenery and are Ter*- busy  filling orders
for spring Hats and Bonnets,   Come down and see us at once
t&.      DRESS   GOODS      .��3
We have surpassed anything ever attempted before   in this  line, and
the trimmings fire simply elegant.
All our New Jackets and Capes are to hand
SLOAN & SCOTT
Commercial Street Nanaimo Bi 0.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
IMPROVE Your STOCK
S0O& FBIX8 BTAMOIS
0 o
J" Norman  McLeod ��
0     The   justly     celebrated ��
0 0
o Clydesdale,     will    travel n
0 through  the District  this ��
0 8 0
0 season. n
R. Grant & L- Mounce,"
Props. Union, B. C- 0
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B. O.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Hualoni, Prop. Mill St., 1*6 Box 35, Tol. 1*9
Nanaimo IJ. 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,     While   I'ine,     Redwo-d.
All orders accompanied withCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and oniside towing done at reason
able rates.
F. W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholea-ile
and Retail Dealer    in
CARPETS;   LINOLEUM, OU. CLOTH   AND
- HOUSE     FURINISHING -
e^f Largest Establishment of its kind.
I-24 Cordova St.       V'anrouver,    B. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
|*y UNDERTAKER.
Courtenay B, G,
John Fraser
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects witli all steamers at
tlio Bay.
Also do a general
Teaming Business
Orders may b-> left at the Courtenay
Hold, or this offiae.
I Make It a Point 5 Know
THE GOODS I HANDLE,
For (He but thirty years having handled Silver Wire, manufactured by the
Celebrated firms of Hied ami IWion���Kbdgers i847 -nnd Meritb-n Britannia,
I know them to be A I,    EJi- ������' J**wi*lry, Clocks- Watches, nnd  S|��*ciacles,
1 Show the Lariat Stock in the city,'AT HA1U) TIMES   PRICES.
Specul ut' en tion given lo reparing in ALL Brunches of the Trade,
Kaslo Citv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
SNAPS IsTOT SNIPS
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
bargains.
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
13.
Orders by mail will hav,j prompt atten ij
.m
I. E. Counter,
Crescent Jewolry Store.
Fanaimo B. 0
Vancouver Furniture Warehouse,
Kstuhli-ihcil 1873-
BASTION,   WHARF   AND   FRONT   STREETS
JOHN HILBERT.
MANUFACTURER AND DIRECT IMPORTER
         Also Doalvr In        	
CARl'ETS liEDDlNC AND WALL PAPER,
GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,'
AGENT WHITE SEWING MACHINES. UNDERTAKER,
nanaimo b. c.   !������
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B O
J, J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, nm\ is situated at
die month of thc Courtenay Kiver, between Union and thc large farming settlement of Coniox,
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in thc neighborhood
The liar connected with  the hotel  is
htpt well supplied  with the best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
COURTENAY HOUSE,
CO'-JKTE-JSrjLTir, :b.c.
IJtho loading hotel in Comox district.
'-''New and handsomely furnished,,
excellent hunting and lishiug closo
to town, TouristB can depend on
flrit-clata accommodation. Rimsona-
ble rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���-    Nanaimo B. O.
"*' Manufactures   the   finest   clgares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purcha*=c inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUi'lSRIOK article for the same money?
Eaper Raper & Co,
Booksellers,     Statiouora,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. IV C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
OF
MertJ, Wenboni'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
nnd repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      I.adners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
A*P*PX|-H T-*S,B*H3 ���
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots. Small fruits, shrubs and evergreens of every variety.
M. R, Gilchrist,
Courtenay
C. B.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0,
\V. E. Mc Cariney Chemist,
Manager.
Purp Drills Chemicals and Patent
Medicines.
Phy-fcana    I'rcsL'li't'onB nnd all ontnrs flllr-tl
With cure and dM|-atalii p. O. box 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
*-*-    Red House    -'-
rn-mmercial St.     =   Nanaimo. B. 0.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs-Hides,
and Country Produce.
cm
m\
thWYIIlII
ill i vi
Willi
II
wi'-ff��
Ralph Craig's
: Nanaimo Steam
cArrage works.
Baston St. Bridge,
Na
, B. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming . Implements
made and repaired. Miners'Auger Drill?
.ing Machines made to order on short
notice.
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily Fresh Eggs, Butter, Vegeta
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
UNION   MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
    A  Full   Line of Everything  	
BUILDERS   and CONTRACTOR
53*= UNDERTAKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
COMOX and UNION B, C.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines,B. C.
This town is located in the
midst ofthe largest agricultural
settlement on Vancouver Island. : It is within six miles of
Union Mines affording the farmers of the valley the very
best home market, and is situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are an important
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and our
hotels of the best.
Wm. Cheney
[ Office at the bridge ]
OOTJH,T*Ei"N*A.*3r  B. O.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
BXTTLEBS SATISFACTORILY LOCATED ON PUBLIC LANDS.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urphart Bros. Proprs. Comox B,C,

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