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The Weekly News May 10, 1893

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$2.00 PER YEAR
A Linge >*tc<k of Bcotsand Shoes of Cochrane and Cass-
ell's Celebrated make just opened at McKim's Store, every
pair warranted to give Satisfaction.    Prices moderate.
Just opened by Mrs. McKim at her Residence near the Courtenay House an Extensive Stock of Everything in the Millinery Line.    The Trimmings are Simply Elegant.
An invitation is extended to the Ladies to call and examine
for themselves.
----" i.i .ii 11 1       .ii,i�����
Importer   and  General Merchant
Agent Dominion  Pianos and  Organs.    Giant and Judson
\V. J. Young. P. F. Seharsohmidt,
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
   A  Full   Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
COMOX and UNION il, C.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,  Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
I have for sale some   plended  Lots and  Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through The Property
in passing from Courtenay to Union   Wharf.  Figures low and
terms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
nd may be doubled any day .    Opportunity is our guest   at
pri sent, and once neglected NEVER   RETURNS
('ttice at Courtenay.
Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
to buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster.Cordaga and Cement
Victoria, B C
P O Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Oorrupondenca solicited.
This space reserved for
Simon Leiser,
Union, B. C.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour * F.ed   - Dry Oooda
Farm Produca Boota tt Sho.e
Fancy Oroceriee Hardware
Crockery ft Qlaeaware Faint ft Oila
* Oanta Furniehlng*
Fallant Kadicinea
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B 0
J. J, Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one of tbe best equipped
on thc Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and tbe Urge farming settlement of Coniox,
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied with the best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects  with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
j. e. butler; master.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will tail as follow.
and freight may offer
e   re Victoria, Tuesday, fi a. la.
"  Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday. 7 a. ni
"  Comox for Valdai Island,  evey nltern.lo
Thunder 7 a.m.lHeMirnln*- samo day. I
Leave Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7a.m.
'      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday. 7 a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To tako effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 189S. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdaya and Sundays
Return Tlokeu will be Issued between all
points for a tars and a quarter, good for return not later than Monday.
lteturn Tickets for eaeand a half ordinary
faro may be purchased dally to all points,
goad for seven days, Including day ot laaas.
No Return Tickets Issued for a fare snd a
quarter where tbe stogie fare I. twenty.flvt
Through rstee between Victoria snd Comox.
President. Goal Bupl.
Oen. freight snd Psssosger Agt.
Society    Cardi
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings H7.30 p. m. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers  cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Young
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No s, 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 at-
John nurd,
fjlhe leading hotel in Oomox district.
--New and handsomely furnlehed,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town.. Tourist* can depend on
flrst-claee accommodation. Reasonable ratea. Bar supplied with the
choicset liquor* and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
T. G. Woods
Comox B.  C.
Conduct* a General
Teaming  arid Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays.Saturdays.
and Sundays.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horaea, 100 Sheep, and 80 Oowa
together with
S If owing Machiuss, 1 Steel Bollor
1 Be.ping Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, X Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeda can be aeen in my poa-
Union Steamship Go. B.G.Ltd.
IIKADOFFIOK end Wharf, VeM.couver.ac.
Vaiwra tMr B&d Nan-UKo-SB. Cutch UavM
tt P. It Whurf dully �� un p. m. rein win*
rrom iN-iiiCtmoat 7*. m. (JftrRO at Company's
wharf until noon. '
Vancourer And Comoi-SS. Comox leavot
Cotiipanjr'i wharf eri-rj* Monday at I. a in.
for Oomox district, Kturlnuf on Tutwdajr.
Vancouver and Northern lagging Camps
and 8ett#menta -8S, Comox teavei the
Company.* wharf evrrv Wednesday at Ua. m.
for UiliBon'a Jaftiidlng.Htiechelt, Welcome Pus
Lunrt, Cortes. Huad inland aitd returning the
���am�� route.,and to 1'ort Neville and way ports
���very atternato week
tfaVSteamert and Scows always available for
Bxeuraloni.Towingi Freighting Hualnetw. Am
pie Storage Accomodation on 1'0'a wharf.
Particular! ou application to thia office.
WM. WEBESTER,   Manager
TelephoneM P.O.Box 217'
From our Old Makers, C. C. Co., of
Always Satisfactory,
Duncan Bros.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work �� Specialty.
All person! driving over the wharf
or bridge! in Comox district (titer
thai ft walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing lo law.
S. Or*ech
Gov. Agmt.
Bay  Gleanings.
Comox, May 91b.��� I should like to know
ifthe Sons of Temperance Society at the
Bay is defunct. Is there not one mouldering ember left? I ask because several
parties in the neighborhood have express
cd a desire to see it go ahead and also a
willingness to support it. I think the
Hay is a good field to work in lots of
promising voung people of both sexes. It
might be made the means of much intellectual and social good.
1 am imformed by the trustees of the
K. off. Hall that the upstairs hall will
soon be in good order and for rem io
other societies. I should think that
would be considered a more comfortable
place than the school house, and is certainly more accessible.
Wm Jones, better known as Whisky
/ones, proprietor 01 the Farmers' Home
and shingle factory died suddenly on
Saturday night at about up. m., at the
UnioH whnri.where he had been for some
lime il) but faith fnlly nursed by his forest
mate. The body was brought tothe Bav
on Sunday at 3 p. m., where it was taken
charge of by Gov. Agent, Sam. Creech.
Dr. Young held a post mortem examination and declared death doe to an affec*
ion ofthe liver.
It is very amusing to listen to the crit-
isms your little locals create among some
of your learned readers. I think it is
more an indication nf their application
than otherwise. Of course if it were not
for the local paper, we should never
hear the eloquent outbursts of sentiment
from the lips of some of your constant
readers. I should like, Mr. Editor, to
mix up a soothing do<e for use in ca;e of
a sudden emergency, as some of those
spasmodic attacks of pathos for The
Weekly News might prove fatal, when
by the application of a drop or two nf
my antiotta of roses, would effect a cure.
The hunter. Ed. Small, is down from
the n.irtli. He brought some prime beaver skins which netted him a verv nice
little sum.   He leaves again Friday.
Messrs Swan & Fitgerald have returned
after a not very succersful trip. They report game very sauce.
Mr. Ceo. McDonald of the Elk hotel
has secured thc services of Jack McKenzie as clerk. He is popular among the
bovs being well known among the loggers.
Tht Jain last Wednesday was in at 2
p, in. Passengers: Miss Carwithen.Thos
Cairns, J. MrPhee, C. Hraunch, j. H.
Scott and Colli son. Consignres: McPhee & Moore, J. R Holmes and T.
Cairns. When she left fn Friday morning for below the took Mr. and Mrs. R.
Cessford, W. Cheney, Mr. Westwuod and
Mr. Collison.
TheSS. Coquitlam did not arrive until early Tuesday morning on account of
having to ca'1 at Nelson island stone
quarry to land a party of mm and supplies. They will get out rock there for the
dry dock at Seattle. The con-i-jnees
were Duncan Bro<boats and shoes) J.
It. Holmes (natls) ]. McKim (oranges)
Ceo. Howe (fresh beeO Tom Woods(hay)
and Wm Rennison.
Blue Mud.
Capt Butler Interviewed
The reporter of The News was instruct
cd to interview Capl. Butler on thc arrival of the Joan, Mav 3rd, with reference
to the complaint of the people of Hornby at the failure of the steamer to make
the usual -,top there a fortnight before.
Obeying instructions the captain was
seen at The F.Ik,handed a copv of the paper and requited to read the Hornby
���"immnnications which he did.
"Now, sir/'said the knight of the quill,
"What have vour got to say?',
"Oh," replied Capt. Butler. "I think if
our Hornby friends hnd been out on the
Joan they would have thought differently.
The place is exposed and when the water is rough a landing at the wharf is liable to make trouble."
"Do you mean to say it was rough that
"Decidedly. It is not so easy to
see that upon the shore. But ask any of
the passengers, nnd you will quickly fnd
out. We try to accommodate as far as we
can, and regret that our Hornby friends
feel agrieved,"
Mr. T. Conway of Chemanis, who was
a passenger on the trip referred to, was
then seen. He stated that the Gulf was
"pretty rouph H
Note.���We have now given bith par
ties a hearing, and do not see that anything is to be gained by further discussion of this particular case. We sympa
thise wilh the people of Hornby in the-
want of better transportation facilities
and trust that the Joan people will stretch*
a point to accommodate these "pioneers"
which judging from the kindlv tone of
Capt. Butler he is disposed to do within,
of course, the limits of prudence.
Silently  Slumberi.
The little son and only child of Mr.and
Mrs. John Fraser of this place, Daniel
Alexander, aged 16 months and I week
tank Into its last sleep on Wednesday of
last week (May 3rd,) The funeral was
from the family residence on Friday
where a short service was conducted hy
the Rev. Mr. Fraser. From there the remains were taken to the church where
the services were continued, at the close
nf which the funeral party repaired to
the cemetery near by where the precious
blossom which had been tended with
such care was consigned to its narrow
The pall bearers weie Walter McPhee
Charlie Clay, Johnnie Urquhart, Oscar
Davis. A beautiful feature of the service
was the presence of so many flowers,
tweet children of the garden and forest,
which covered the beautifnl casket as if
in mute sympathy.
Among those who brought or sent
flowers were Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Willemar, Mrs. Mundell, Mrs. Sam Piercy,
Mrs. Lambert, Mrs. Len. Davis, and
Miss Celia and Master Oscar Davis. A
cross and heart was the offering of Mrs.
Hooper, a cross and wreath of Mrs. McKenzie, a cross and wreath by Mrs.
Mathewson and Mrs. McConnetl.a cross
by Mrs, McArdle, a cross and wreath by
Mrs. Grant, and a cross and wreath by
Miss Cliffe and Mrs. McDonald.
Ood'i hand )Im h-tavy on ei now!
A waking soul hMHod,
Our homa i�� n*d nne lontly,
Our-lHrlitsR nantt.1c..-t,
Ofalareat, Indeed tiM been oar lata,
Rut -rrwter M til. hit g-tln,
for he hMconqntrod over death
aind looatd Uwbeartiof pain.
Union Flashes
This month will prove a better one
than the last There have been steamers
and vessels to take away the coal lately,
and consequently there will be more coal
mined. That will mean a larger pay roll
aud better times. But what after June
ist? It is hard to say. It will be better
or worse with thc chances greatly that it
will be better. At any rate ihe signs of
better times are the most numerous. The
Sargeant is the latest in for coal, and the
work on the new cars goes b-avely on.
There is not much to be said about the
Japs. There has been only the one death
and the only ones who appear to be suffering are the can't afford it benevolent
people of this town who are feeding them
What the effect of the fierce philinic of
the Grit-schoolmaster of this place in his
Times correspondence will have on the
government for its disconnection with tr>.c
affair is hard to say. One feels the chill
of the Siberian icebergs as he reads the
article and wonders why the Attorney
General does not resign,
It is said spring is coming��� but what
is it waiting for we would like to know.
Perhaps winter rs so charmed with spring
that it it still lingering. A good many
people are getting impatient nt its ways
and do riot hesitate to express themselves
in a manner not at all complimentary to
the gray-bearded old fellow, and if he is
not soon gone there will be an open revolt
An accident accured last Friday in No.
4 slope. A train of loaded coal cars was
being moved up the slope -when the rope
suddenly parted, the cars moving back
wilh great velocity. The train was accompanied by a white man and a Chinaman. The former jumped and escaped,
but the latter had both legs broken besides
his head was badly injured. He died in
about two hours.
Rev. John Robson left Tuesday morning for New Westminster to attend the
Methodist Conference. He is expected
to return next Monday.
L. Mounce of R. Grant and Co., came
up last Wednesdav.
Mr. Rainich, drummer for a Victoria
stationer)* house was here last week.
The water burst into No. 5 level of No
4 slope Sunday morning. An extra pipe
was put in and by dint ofa good deal of
hard work the slope is in working order
The house recently occupied by Mr.
Alex" Walker is to be made the Presbyterian manse, at least pro tern. It is being pit in good order and newly furnished
Grant Sz McGregor have the contract for
the furniture.
Union  Wharf.
This place is bound to grow. Indeed
important improvements are now being
arranged for. A store and hotel will be
erected and the place will soon have a
business air. A license for a hotet has
already been applied for and will undoubtedly be granted. While we do not
bc'icve in saloons separate and apart
from hotels, yet we think any respectable
person applying for a license in connection with a hotet should be granted it. In
other words that all should be treated a
like, and that no one or number should
have a monopoly of the business. The
matter of license comes up on the 15th
inst we believe.
The wharf or near by��� let us soon
have another name for the place���is a
good business point, in our opinion and
convenient to the islands and settlement
below and this side. With the opening
up of business at this place an effort
should be made to extend the road down
by Piercy's and Carter's to Union wharf.
This would not only make a deli phi ful
drive but would be a great convenience
to settlers upon the road and afford another opening to the steamboat landing
without crossing the long bridge. With
reference to the parties interested it is no
secret that the Bay merchant,J.B.Holmes,
is at (he back ofthe enterprise, which ensures its suvcess.
Roll of Honor.
The report of Pttntledge public school
for April 1893 is as follows: Pupils enrolled 42; average attendance 32. At the
head of their respective classes: 5th class,
Eliza Milligan; 4th class, Adelaide Willemar; 3rd class, Eddie Parkin; second
class, Sophia Garnet; 2nd primmer, Florence Harmston; ist primmer, Charles
J. B. Bennett, teacher.
South Ccmox School
(April Boll of Honor)
5th Class��� 1st Eddie Anderton, 2nd
Emma McDonald, 3rd. May Butler.
3rd. Class- 1st Flora McDonald, 2nd
Harvev Creech, 3rd Rachel Lyttell, 4th
Lydia McDonald.
2nd Class��� ist Charlie Luckey, 2nd
Harry Teague, 3rd Walter Creech, 4th
Teddie Cliffe, 5th I.illie Creech, 6th
Joseph Reynolds, 7th Mathew Lyttell,
8th James Lyttell.
PART 2nd��� Leo Anderton.
ist Class��� tst Bessie McDonald, 2nd
Jessie McDonald, 3rd Myra Cliffe, 4th
Tommy Cliffe.
A Noted Animal
The introduction of blooded stock into
this section is a matter rf public importance and we are very glad to note such
instances of enterprise. The latest is the
importation byS. F. Crawford ofa Hol-
stein-Friesian bull, a very fine animal,
with the following certificate of registry
from The Hotitein-FHesian Association
of America:
The bull named Rex of Lulu owned
and bred by M. Steves & Sons, Steveston
B. C, calved April 27th, 1800, color whitt
ears, patch on each side head, neck,down
on left fore-arm, patch and spot on right
side, patch and three spots on left, black;
sire Duke of Lulu, No. 11624, H. F., dam
Jansie Girl, No, 8359, H. F. Has been
accepted for registry in the ninth volume
of the Holstein-Friesian Herd Book, un*
der the rules ofthe Association, and will
be numbered as above.
April 28th, 1891   Thomas B. Wales Sec.
Real   Estate Snaps.
For sale in acre and half acre loti
prairie land of best quality, situated on
the Tsolum River and within a mile aad
a half of Courtenay, Railway survey close
tc it. Splendid fshing and hunting near
by. Apply at this office or to W.E.Harm
ton on the premises* for price and terms
Local Brevities
"Coming events cast their shadows before."
For your new bonnets go to Mrs, McKim's.
Professional dignity is a great nuisance
when accompained with imbecility.
McLean, the jeweler from Union was
in town Monday.
The new cream-colored chariot of Robert Grant's livery drawn by a span of his
spirited horses is a sight when lie passes
that brings every one tothe windows.
The telephone charges from here to the
Bay or to union are only 10 cents, its
a strictly cash business.
The opening up of the avenue between
the soda works and McKim's residence
will shorten the distance to Sandwick
and improve the appearance ofthe village
Wm Cheney and family are expected
to move into the new residence lately e-
rccted by him in this village.
Robert Cessford will soon   finish his
bouse and expects to occupy it with   his
Little work and big pay appears v   be
the demand of the times-
It appears necessary to remind some
people that "to the pure all things are
For Sale.��� One horse wagon,
bolster springs, with seat and box. Enquire of D. Stewart or thii office.
For Sale.���Pure Brown Leghorn hens
also eggs for hatching. Price {1,50 per
setting of 13. Apply to Mrs.David Pickles, Denman Island. - ..,,
Tbe young clydesdale, Craigmore Bob,
belonging to Wm. Lewis is a tine animal,
not yet two years old Wm. Knox has
charge of it this summer.
Jas. Pettet, for the Singer Manufacturing Co., and his wife have been here during the past week stopping at the Riverside hotel.
When a dirty dog with an auction neck
tie on[collar] attacked an individual in a
village store he came outof the encounter very much as the bear did when he
grappled with a bun saw.
Some of the friends of Mr. C. C. West-
wood may have noticed that he wore a
broader smile and carried his head u
little higher than formerly. The explanation is found in tbe fact ofthe arrival of
a young stranger in the family. His son
is doing well.
When a little learning and a little brain
and large self esteem come together they
make a curious compound, sometimes de
nominated a contemptible puppy. Of
course,a person with these pecufrr qualities is very likely to put on airrs imagining he is smarter than ordinary people,
although the general verdict is that he is *
a fool. Neverthless it may be* true th.u
in some things he can do tolerably well
write legibly, read with a fair intonation
and become a sort of Jack nt all trades.
General   News.
The first ship over the Vancouver
Australian line will leave Sidney today.
News comes that the Danube is tied up
at Portland for carrying too many passengers also chinamen.
The census of British Columbia is to '��
gone over and a tally of the white population made.
The second reading of the bill establishing 8 hours as a legal day's work in
the mines was carried May 4th, in the
British House of Commons by a vote of
279 to 201.
For Sale.
A thorougbred, three year old, Jersey
Apply at this Office.
Lambert's Auction Sale.
The auction sale of Lambert's team
outfit and other articles came off Thursday at the advertised time. There was
a good attendance. W. Cheney was the
auctioneer, and as usual he was in good
form. C. B. Rabson bought the horses
(2) at $140, Wm. Mathewson was the
lucky purchaser ol one of the wagons at
the low figure of $20, and Father Duranil
took the other wagon at the same figure.
The harness and saddlebeing remarkable
for their polish which had come with use
through a course of years,were, to prevent
jealousy, devided up between bidders up
thc settlement and at Union.
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his customers
daily Fresh Eggs, Butter, Vegetables,
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to noon of Thursday
May t8th forcertain work required to be
done on the following roads:
Union Road, Oyster River Road, Black
Creek Road, Lower Prairie Road, Upper Prairie Road, McKelvey's Road, Lit
lie River Road, Smith & Grieves' Road
and Point Holmes' Road.
Plans and specifications can be seen at
the office of the undersigned.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
S. Creech,
Gov't Agent.
ysKta '^, \*> --r-^
Poultry Manure-
A- to the care of poultry manure I have
yet to tiiiil antmprovemeut on keeping it in
barrels, ill thinga ��� onsiden I, und I havo 20
to 501 arrets ot it per year, saya W. I'. Leg-
gLtt in the Country Gentleman,
My pouUry-hnuaea are often oleaued, so
th�� manure does not become very lumpy,
l-i-tug pm nt onoe into barrel; that, atnud
right out doors but well covered, so that no
wet can get in. At soon as cleansed the
lloor is liberally covered with fine sifted
coul ashes or the dust- hay-ieeil, etc., that
ncotimulate on barn floors, in hsy-shoota,
mangers and the liko on a farm. This pre-
ventaanydust sticking to the floor, im a
good absorbent aud lii*ht to handle.
No fear need he hail as to tho seed In tin-
Utter sprouting, as the manure is just damp
enough to cause them toswell, and on be-
ing pal lu barrels li verysoonrots; in tho
spring t)i" litter can hardly hi* distinguish'
ed from tho manure. Road dust and land
plaster are excellent, but their weight i- so
gri-a'., if used in the quantities 1 like to use,
thai il would make tlm Ubor muoh moro
expensive and I Iib prodnol no bull or,
When wan tod tu tho spring, the whole
loi Is piled together and ovenly dampened
nil through i Mils pulverises all lho lumps
however hard, as il in left for a day and
thou thoroughly turned, I have tilo.1
threshing and grinding, bill liko dampening ill,' bait, as il i i tha mosl thorough and
nosiest. Whon a liltlo damp, It In in bettor condition to go into the ground, and in
bolter onnditlnu tor the ymttig pi ml to gel
at, aspoolully tf a dry spell como jusl aftoi
Value of ihlBtlaaO'
tlio open bol lengthwise, ������horn side down.
I In* wool iii next pushed aliout U8 close to
[>< t'lor ua it grew on the sheep, and the legs
and belly-fleece are lapped over. Now one
aide of the box is raised, thua folding one
side of ilio fleece from one end tu the other,
the other aide of the hox is raised immediately after, with a liku result. The fleece
at this stage is rolled up from on-* end to
the center, and the movable end leaf ia raised
to keep it in place while lhe other end ia
being rolled and the loat movable eud leaf
raised thus, forming a square. After this
tho ends of the strings are drawn tightly
over the already compact fleece and
Lied. Finally, the knob on the stationary
end piece is pressed, i-eteaaiiii* all tho boards
of the hox, which fall open, leaving ou the
center piece a beautifully packed, square
A Convenient Poultry House.
A house t hat ia admirably suited for poultry nnd ia constructed both within and
without for usefunlesa as well as beauty
uh'nt food.
it llfl
lata     '������������. tiro
ad.   II iaa si
3d.    All can!
othor fodder gi
actual oxporimei
anything the animal devours 14
tlticou better ronulifl tli 111 tho a
of feeding value fed in a Bhn
animal does not like.
���Ith,   It is easily masticated
od, and this demon I in a dni
great importance,   No feed
resiili'4 in   the dairy   whioh
masticated and digesied,
O^t hay is also n olioup fodder, and. if a
than any
tn, and by
found that
odily pro-
mo amount
0 that iho
Liid   lligOflt:
V   feed   l'*.   Of
s good
od mi
buahol of peas are
make it-Hill bettei
soon as heads of gn
Smith, I'ittafoid, V
totho 1
Ii needs 1
,n appear.-
kitivk virw nv nii'i.TK'
although entirely free from elaboration) i
shown in iho aoooinpanjlog Illustration
henoo it** adaptation to the needs of a farm
ot and fanoier alike. The building (Pig. 1
la 20x11 feet, twolvo foot high, in front aud
six feet in lhe rear.    Tlm lower aide faces
the south, there being a glass sash twelve
foot lung 10 admit iilenty of light. The
roof is covered with tarred felt roof puper,
llie "ides, ends und floor Mllg built of
matched siding. Under thc liotlso is a three
foot Bpaoa well provided with dust.
Tho roost Is twenty feet long extending
from one end (.f the house to tho other,
-down in Fig. 2. It is six and one-half
fool from lho ground aud is three feet wide,
being built like a ladder and placed at the
north eud of the building. Under this
roost is placed the drop boards, being slanted BufHolently to cause the droppings to
roll down into a box at tho bottom. In
this way thero is no trouble in keeping the
house free from had odor, as ttie droppings
*ach day are removed from each box uud
;i lie cut
[Rolllu Q
Poultry Raining ;i Eusiiicso-
I'onUry raising is a, buaincBB at
it is ooaduoted upon business prli
will not pay woll.    Wherever   w
iieut,  clean and   orderly   chicken   house,
whore feed bins and troughs, water vessels,
dust boxen and other necessary arrangements are Found, contributing to tho health
of tho fowls and tho oouvonlcnco of tho
attendant, it- will be pretty certain that if
there is any money in raisin;; ton-Is this sort
of an establishment will he apt lo succeed,
and it certainly has a great advuntago ovor
hazard ntlemlauco and poorly equipped
poultry buildings and yards, hays 1110 Poultry Herald. Hut then- Isaciiseaud reason
in all things, and thoro iaa business point
In this that wo wish to call attention to.
If tlio outlay for buiidinga and accessot
goes beyond a certain limit per head
fowls raised or kept there will lie a loos
tint the hens can never mako lip,
For example: If a man put ��� up bnlldi:
fences, etc., etc., to lhe amount of So
head ha must calonlato that tntorcBton
nun*, together with wear and tear of build-
dings, etc., will 'Ms*., him at least 110
yeiir for every hen, or nearly as much as it
will take to keep the hens a yonr. Agontlo-
man in the olty who keeps fowls for amuse-
inenbaan go to any extravagance ha 1 hoosos,
but this has nothing to do with tlio man
who k**opB cliickona for what he oau make
outof tliein. Too many of the chicken house
plans we see in poultry piper- arri de iguod
to make a pretty effect ratlior than practlc**,!
utility. A Bod buildingkopt dry,isappro-
elated just ns highly byhei ticnahip an a Iath
and plastered two story mansard roof affair
siirinounted with a turret iuid gilt lightning
rod,   The point  wo wish lu maltols that
1. will tho boards rosanded after doing so. I know
of uo simpler ami bettor plan to adopt in a
laying house. In a bouse af this size, it is
better to have four boxes and four slanting
boards under tho roosts. I do not think
many breeders approve of high roosts, but
with a hoard ladder running up to the
top of roosts it is easy for the lowlsto reach
the roosts.
1 he plan is a good onc.nndit can only he. obtained by having '.t litis height, fora. proper
drop. A lloek ao kept will he more healthy,
in had ventilation with fowl roosts ia often
tho cause of sickness, to
A Misspelled Tail-
A little buoy <aid. "Mother, deer.
May U'ooiil tOOplUJ .'
Tin* son is bright, 1 ho heir clour,
Owe, mother, dont nay nelghl"
"Oo fourth my sun," Hie mother Bald,
Thc ant wiiif, "Take owocstfty,
Your-fiiuM* knew -.led, awl painted road.
But do knot lo-se yonr weigh,"
"Ah, know." he cried, uud   sought the
it reel.
With hart bow full of rIco���
Tho whether   chanj-uil -and   snow   una
And rolgn, fell BtOftdUj*.
Threw snowdrifts grate, threw watery
lb* Hue with mite and inanr���
Said he,   "Thomrh I wood walk by rule.
I am not rite, M*- plane,
"Id like to meal nomo kindly sole,
For bear (mil dangorfl weight,
And yonder stairs a treacherous whole-
Two sloe bas been my gate.
"A peace of bred, a nice hot. stake,
rdehews if 1 wen; home.
Thia crawol fete my hart will brake,
Byetovekuot thusto roam.
"I'm week and pail, I've inMtny rode,"
Uul lure a carlo came past
lie ami bis sled wore nafoty load
Hack iwo hi.-, home al last.
-[AprllSt Nicholas,
1 unless
illilo, il
lind   a
.    pi!
A Convenient Wool*
Ily using the wool-box shun
tration,  one  man e m lio 1
rapidly aa five oraix men exn
The box i.i constructed ua  Fi
five foot long by one fool bn
Tim bottom la divided into Iii
one foot square.    The ouniei
1 in Ilic illua
Neural Illi
ul ���,���1 .loop
' 1 ��, oaol
and two ciki
pieces are hinged to lho two b
in on in Hu* di igrniii, Fig. 1, \\
fe pieces���as
hilo iho iwo
squares, one oaoh stria "t tho
are hinged to the latter only,
may   be   raised    towards  ear
at  right   angles   to   tho  Bid
end is an   upright piece, nm
0 that,   they
1 other anil
1, Ai ono
foot Bt-uaro,
upper  1  ol   this   pli	
���i   a   spring
say itr-tliine: of the vermin that droppings
very often attract to a Hock while roosting.
Ilic drop boards are ono-half foot, wider than
lie roosts. Somo liinls will manage to roost
0n the side rail to whioh Ihe roosting sticks
,,ro fastened. This Iioiibo v-ill accommodate
Ixty fowls and as many as eighty-five fowls
have liccii confined in it, yot the smaller
number Ib really the best. The house is
lined inaiile Willi tar paper. The fowls have
,,o rutin about the building. In fair weather
t .hoy have access lo lichls about the house ;
i ri liiiit they tfo whore they please.
clasp which holds the sides in place when
thoy aro raised. Oie two orootahlo bottom
pieoes are held upright, when the hox is
oloiod, by springs in one of Hie able im	
1 lion spring, arc tu i Ir of good strap-Iron
juijl me faslonoil on with icrowi. Thero are
holes  in   tho sido piece  through   which
tbo ell.Is ot the .urine,
ceil pl.ee. r.ro lining rail
on tho stationary upright
uonstrtiotod that when lhe
down the clasps aro oft" tho
mo, Ihem ami th ovablc
back, when, aftor being il
toady for another fleece,
table, is separate from tilt, .,,.         , ���
four fcotwidowithaboard .footwtdofaet
t'no.1 tin tlm top at  II Lck edge of the
mum, shown in Fig. -J.    Vhis leave, three
ectlnfrci to la. .1 pen box ,,, ,���
Klght pair of hinges are, I ,���,������, , '',,'
box together.   Th.  bottom pleSi 7th!
bi�� are ct from one lioatil five leet long.
1 ic moyablo end pieces should be sawed olf
dngonally, like a miter joint so as to lot the
Ollgos rest on the clues of the stationary
etui pieces and i hereby avoi.l danger of sag.
King the hinges, ami prevent the boards
"'"" Mining uneven wl.cn the bos I, open
lhe twine is hud |n grooves cut iu iho
various pieces at proper distances, as seen in
Fig. I. rylngallooco in this box is accomplished as follows :   The fleece Is
While     ...
I.    Tile  clasps
'1  Pi ' arc so
nob is pressed
lea, thus allow,
tl pieces to fall
nlcil, thev are
I'b, frame, or
1-hox.   Hi,
Some of the Oiltlitica ot Dutinsruiibed Mon.
ConfucliiB, it in said, was passionately
fond of watermelon seeds,
Samuel FMohordson wrote his novel while
attired iu a full dress suit,
Mark Twain is fond of cals, nnd has one
named Satan, another called Sin.
Samuel Clarke was fond of robust exorcise, and was sometimes aoen jumping over
Ilia chairs and tables.
ITerrlclt, the poet, was fond of pigs aa
pots, and taught ono to follow him ahoul
and to drink beer out of a mug.
Handel used, wl-eu   travailing, to order
dinner for three, or, if hungry, for liv
then cat the whole himself,
Cardinal Kiehelieu hated children and
loved eats. When be died his favorJto Angora pet refused to eat and soon perished.
Philip, the Dnko of Burgundy, spent
muoh timo In contriving trap-doora iu his
lioneo ami grounds lo souse unwary strangers in water beneath.
Next to money,Kembrandtloved nothing
so .veil as his monkey, He shed tears when
the ana diod, and painted a portrait of his
pot from memory.
J lllitia Crosar was ashamed of his bald head
and when it became shiny he constantly
wore a laurel wreath,
The soldierly Duke d'Kpenmy becamo
sick for hours if ho saw a hare and once
kepi his bed for a week because one leaped
on him.
Cowpor loved pets ami had at ono time
five rabbits, three hares, two guinea pigs,
a magpie a lay, a starling, two canary
birds, two dogs, a "retired oat," and a
Macaulay took hia Sunday dinner alon**
at a coffee houso, After dinner ho would
build a pyramid of wine glasses, which us*
lially toppled over. He would pay for tin
broken glass and go.
When at lho age of l!l I was left hy Stanley in oommauu of a Congo garrison- at
i.ukidelo, far away in the heart of Africa,
the natives living in the neighborhood at
once Instituted an elaborate examination
of myself and my belongings. At first
they looked Upon 1110 as somo supernatural being, and thought that I might be a
deceased savage relumed again lo the
The natives of Central Africa aro very
superstitious, and any strangeness in their
usual daily life or surroundings is attributed at onco to some mysterious unseen influence. In every village thero is u charm
dootor, who la believed to possess extraordinary powers ; ho can create or stop a
rain-storm; he can interpret dreams and
predict the future, and a small dug-out
canoe can ride Ihc roughest waves wheu
under his protection. The possession of
valuable charms jb supposed to enable tho
charm doctor to do these wonderful things.
His collection of snakes' heads, birds'
beaks and claws, feathers, leopards' teeth
anil elephants' hairs, combined with herbs
ami roots, of which he alone knows the
powerful properties, is believed to enable
him to protect himself and the villagers
against accident, sickness and death.
.My dusky neighbors advanced the theory
that I might be ono of these wonder-working individuals. Rifle, revolver, watch,
compass, etc,, were mysterious implements
which they had never seen before, and
personally I was exceedingly odd aud unlike anything they had over encountered,
1 was white, spoke a Strange tongue, and
according to their Ideas of attire, wore
sufficient clothing for u whole tribe.
The rigid investigation into iny characteristics and capabilities by the natives revealed to ine the necessity of iny distinguishing myself in some way in order to obtain
tho regard of my neighbors by proofs of my
superiority over them. I fell that my rifle
presented the bast means of earning a reputation���i's loud "ping" interested and
awed my dusky friends, and I gave thom
most exaggerated accounts of iu deadly
powers, how with one shot i could bring to
Ilia knees the biggest elephant that ovoi
roamed the forest, or with the same supply
of ammunition Bllenoo the plunging of an
angry hippopotamus. As a matter of fact,
at that time 1 knew very little about, the
uso of a rifle, and I was ignorant of the
dangers of big game hunting. I took it- for
granted that my ritlfi was accurately sighted, and I foolishly imagined that I could
hit an animal in the head or heart, or any
other part of tho body I decided upon, and
then, without further Irnuble, 1 might have
a broiled steak for the next meal I
The .jungles around my station were
soiirred throughout with tracks ot wild
animalF, large and small ��� 1 was often rudely wakened at night by the shrill trumpeting of n herd of elephants tramping about
close to my hut, buffaloes and antelopes had
worn out paths leading troni the inland
plains lo their drinking places on the river
and troops of the ungainly hippopotami
snorted and grunted as they wallowed in the
shallows near by ; a cunning leopard would
often steal around my clearing, silently encircling my hut in the hope of finding that
tny ifog was not locked up, or that my goats
aud fowls Were not securely housed.
" Tho natives, who aro very fond of a meat
diet, suggested that my deadly rille, which
I boasted so much about, might bo charitably employed for the put pose of ivplcuishiuc
tho village larder, ami 1 at, iinoe expressed
my anxiety to give thom an evidence of its
power when a lining opportunity presented
Ina few days' time an excited villager
rushed into my camp and gasped out tho
news that a big billfold had taken possession ot his wife's plantation and threatened
to destroy ill her crops. My dusky visitor
implored me to go and kill the beast. At
that time I was not acquainted witli the
hasty temperate and revengeful disposition
of such an animal, so, deBpUemy indifferent weapon and my small ability as a marks-
ment would enable mo to account fur any
erratic shoot ing in future, us a ball would of
necessity bo compelled to strike in the
neighborhood of some uf lhe parts 1 euunv
eratciluiilcaa 1 should misa the beast altogether.
My killing uf this buffalo was to their
minds so ably accomplished that they decided to record the event by bestowing on me
a native name, Iu the regions of the Upper
Congo the most successful hunter is known
ub Makula, which means "arrows," and
henceforth I became known by that proud
Soon after killing my first buffalo I cb-
tained a more serviceable weapon, a long
Martini Henry, a powerful rifle of great accuracy and penetration. 1 practiced persistently with this till I became a good
marksman. Since my first experience with
big game, I have known many a man gored
to death by wild beasts���and had it not
been for my lucky bad shot, my first buffalo
might possibly have brought my African
career to an abrupt close. For six years
I was known throughout the regions of the
Upper Congo as Makula, an envied name,
which the savage can only earn by attacking on foot, with a spear blade, the elephant
or buffalo. While I, with a rifle, stole the
reputation by a chance shot.
Queer Methods of Fishing.
The traps by which man captures other
animals are tho beat possible illnstnttion of
his t-uporiority to the rest of the brute creation. Not the least remarkable of his
achievements in thia line are to be found in
the varied apparatus ho haa devised for
taking fish,
Jn India a huge funnel of wicker work ib
planted in ii stream below a waterfall, and
every tinny creature coming down drops into
it, the water straining out ami leaving the
flapping prey iu the receptacle, all ready to
bo gathered in.
A remarkable scheme for trapping eels ia
prfiotinod in <U MmB country. Barrels
loaded with nones and bait ar* pierced
with holes and sunk in the water.
Kola, smelling the food, find an entrance
through tho perforations ; they cannot easily
get out again, ami soon the interior ia a
wriggling mass of victims, The fisherman
is sure to aecuro a couple of bushels at overy
Another trap used in India for a like purpose is a funnel-shaped affair made of long
thorn branches and seton the bottom among
lhe weeds in whichacertainsoitof fish find
their favourite hiding places. The latter go
in, but are unable to get out again, because
the I horns all point inward.
In Sinm thu natives utilise a curious wicker contrivance for fishing in narrow streams.
The device in question is in the shape of an
Inverted vase, flaring at the rim and without a bottom.
While ono man devotes hia attention to
driving tho fish down the waterway, another stands ready to clap the basket over
their heads when they come thickest. Having thus penned in a number of them he
thrusts bis arm into the trap and pulls them
The Japenese have a remarkahlo pound-
net arrangement that scoops vast quantities
of lish into an'enormous bag of netting hanging beneath the bottom of the vessel. In
thia receptacle something like thirty times
the cargo can be conveyed to market than
could ho carried by the ship in theordinary
Furthermore, tho merchandise is by this
method brought into port alive.
The use of fire in fishing is one of the
curiosities of that employment. In Southern waters mullet are takeu  in  enormous
baskets at the bows filled with blazing pitch
���uai-tities by boats which go out with wire
'    ' ctsat tin	
For tho purpose in view tho craft ia so
loaded as to bring the gunwale on one side
down neaily to a level with the water, and
tho fish, attracted by the light Jump abroad
iiy hundreds. Sometimes a big dip net is
used to scoop in the s jaly creatures which
crowd in the waler toward ilie illumination,
A machine for taking fish by tho whole-
sale is employed iu North Carolina. If. is
called u "tiah wheel," and is worked liko hu
irdinary water wheel by a narrow stream
that Is permitted to give outlet to adum
ined sin-am.
iut it is so constructed that in revolving
it picks up all the fish that pass through,
ami throws them into a great hox. In the
same State is operated what is termed a
"fish slide," which is aitnply an enormous
tray made of boards, with a bottom of open
elate, set in the flow of a stream
As tho fish come down stream they pass
on over the tray, and the water falling
through lho slats leaves them flapping aliout
on the planks, whence they are scoopei up
iu dip nets.
Fish nets, by tho way, are made from
some very strange   materials,     The Ksqui
The Happy Termination of Years of Suffering,
Mr. H. 1'roaicr Relates *�� IUBcrlaa.ec or
treat Value to Oilier*-Life wn- Bet-tim-
l��x a Bnriien VHien Heller lame-.I
DraHlnt C\prc>t-ieit lit-. Opinion.
Wurkworth Journal
Not long ago a representative of the
Journal while in conversation with Mr. N.
F-mpey, druggist, drifted upon a topic which
apper-ra to be of general interest not only
to this locality, but throughout the country, we refer to the wonderful cures
through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Fills
for Pale People. Newspaper men are not
posses-ied of more curiosity than other people, but they have a feeling that instinctively leads them to iuve-ligation, and in the
course of our conversation we asked Mr.
Kinney whether ho thought the Bales of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills are really as large as
claimed for them. The answer was that
judging from his own sales ho was well assu:
ed that Piuk Pills are the moBt valuable, tho
most reliable and the moat successful proprietary medicine extant. In answer to tho query
as to whether there wero any note-worthy
cures in this vicinity, Mr. Kmpey promptly
responded, "Yea ; many people have been
greatly benefited by tho use of Piuk Pilla,
and 1 know of one case in particular worthy
of being recorded. The case to which I refer" continued Mr. Kmpey, "ia that of Mr.
Crnuter, brother of Rev. Darius Crouter,
who aome years ago represented Fast
Northumberland in the Houso of Commons.
Mr. ('router was suliering from nervous
affection and the alter effects uf la grippe.
Helms not Letnable to do anything lor
two years, was unable to cat as he could
not hold a knife or tork in his half paraly/ed
hands. He suffered greatly irom cram pa
in his arms and legs, aud had a continual
feeling of coldness. Onc day Mr. Crouter
made enquiry concerning I>r. Williams'
Pink Pills, and I advised him to try them,
and the result [a that he has entirely re-
oven d hi health."
Having heard this much the Journal
determined to interview Mr, Crouter, and
get from his own lips tho full particulars of
his illness and remarkahlo recovery. Wo
found Mr. Crouter at his homo in the best
ot health, and enjoying an evening smoke
after a day's toil in tho woods. When informed of the object of our visit, Mr. ('router said ho was glad to bear testimony to
the wonderful value of Dr. Williams' Piuk
1'ills as a remedial agency. "The original
cause of my trouble,' aaid Mr, Crouter, "I
date back a good many years. When I was
I!) years old I drank a glass of cold water
whon overheatel, which proved a most Injudicious act on my part. I uas sick for
thirteen months and unable to work, and
since that time until recently, I have never
had what you could call a well day. Two
years ago I had an attack of la grippe which
nearly coat me my life. My legs ami feel
were continually cold and cramped, and I
could get little or no sleep at night. It was
imposible for ine to cut with a knife or fork
and I waa forced to cat with a spoon, and
you can understand what a burden lifo waa
to me. One day I read in lho Journal of a
remarkable euro by the use of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills ond I mado up my mind to giv
them a trial. I Bent to Mr. Etr.pey's for a
supply and before the first box waa entirely
gone I could notice that they were helping
me, bo yo'i may bu sure I continued their
use. When I began using the Pink Pills
there was auch a numbness in my feet that
I could not feci the lloor when I stepped ou
it,. As I continued the use of the pills thii
disappeared; tho feeling returned tc my
limbs, tho cramp? left mo, I felt a* though
new blond wore coursing through my veins,
I ami can now go to bed and sleep soundly
all night. I have taken just twolve boxoi of
Piuk Pills and I couaiiler them the cheapest
doctor's bill 1 ever paid. When 1 get up
in t o m iruing instead of feeling tired and
depressed, I feel t'uroiglily refreshed, and
all this wonderful change is due lo Dr,
Williams'Piuk Pills, Although I am 71
years old I can go into lhe woods and do a
hard day'a chopping without feeling the
least bad affects. 1 have now uo much confidence in Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills, that I
intend shortly beginning their use again,
this time ua a spring medicine, far I believe
they have no equal for building up the
blood and 1 strongly recommend them to all
sufferers, or to any who wish to forti/y the
system upiinsl dllinso."
Mr. Crouter has lived in this vicinity for
forty-five years, and ia well-known as un
upright, honorable gentleman, whoso statements can be fully depended on In every
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
are a never-failing blood builder uud uerv
restorer, curing partial paralysis, locomotor
ataxia, St. Vitus' dance, rheumatism, neuralgia,  the afier effects of  la grippe,
form ia trying to defraud you and should be
avoided. The public arc also cautioned
against all other so-called blood builders
and nerve tonics, no matter what name may
bo given them. They aro all imitations
whose makers hope lo reap a pecuniary advantage from the wonderful reputation
achieved by Dr. Williams' I'ink Puis, Ask
your dealer for Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla for
Pale People, au.l refuse all imitations ami
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may bo had of
���11 druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
address. The price at which these pills are
sold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other
remedies or medical treatment.
Bard on flim-
" My Uncle Jim," said Mr. I.uahforth,
" waa one of the fust of the forty-niners.
He rode all the way across 'hecontinent ou
a pony." "That is something van would
never have done," was his wife's comment.
"Why not*:'' "Because you would have
gone l>y sailing vessel. Caleb you taking a
pony when there waa a chance fur a schooner.   Not much |"
Left* reason together, Here's a firm,onc
of tho largest tho country over, the world
ovor ; it bus grown step by step, through
the years to greaiuoss���and il sells patent
medicines!���ugh 1
*' flint's enough !"���
Wait a little���
Thia firm pays tho news papers good
money (expensive work, this advertising I)
to tell the people that thoy have faith iu
what they sell, so much faith that If they
eiint. benefit or cure thoy don't want your
money. Their guarantee is not Indefinite
and relative,but definite aud absolute-���If
tho medicine doson't help, your money is
"on call."
Suppose every aick man ami evory feeble
woman tried these medicines uml found
them worthless, who would be the loser,you
or they ?
Thc medicines aro Dr. Pierce's "(loldoh
Medical Discovery," for blood diseases, and
his ���'Favorite Prescription," for woman's
peculiar ills. If they help toward health,
ihey cost ft. OU a bottle each! If they
don't they cost nothing !
The deepest Kngllsh colliery at present
is Moss Colliery, near Aslitou-imder-Lyn**,
which ia sunk l'.s-Jd foot.
In Lapland dress fashions have not changed for 1,0110 years.
A, P. 65ii.
Cures Consumption, Coughs, Croup. Ser-a
Throat. Sold by all Dnitniists on * Guarantee,
For n Lame Side, Hack or Chen Shiloh'e Porous
Plaster will give great Mti-ilaction.���ij cents.
Have you Catarrh ? Thfs Remedy will relievo
andCuroyoii. Price Wets. This Injector tm*
Ha Buooestrful treatment*, free,   Remember,
Bhilol-'s Ueiuedlesiu-o sold ou u-fuurauu-e.
maux manufacture them from strips of seal j Uuenza und severe colds, nervous'lieadach.
hidejiml from thin bIicob of whalebone.    By | nervous prostration^aml tho tired feeling
the Fijians they aro constructed of human
Hyota's Pretty Laurphfi-litera.
The young women of  Fyota,   Minn., aro
taking   care of  i Im street lamps of thnt
town.     Fad- lamp has  bcu�� nRii^ned io ii
ng lady, wjm keeps  it filled with oil,
lights it at. dusk, uml gels out, of hod   too
late in the morning to extinguish it at
llaWll,    This arrangement has 1)0611 brought
about hy an atitl-llquor crusade,    The
women wanted lhe saloons of Fynta closed,
and ihe Hqnor men said it didn't make an
lotaof diflerenoe to them, hut they hated
to see lhe town invested with Cimmerian
gloom every night, and this would bo the
case If the saloon license money, whioh
was used for street lighting, was diverted
from tho town treasury, Thereupon the
women said they would look after the
Btreot lamps themselves, and they are
doing i' so well that Kyota is a brighter
place by night now than ever beforo.
The young mon of Kyota must feel lonesome without their customary "nips" and
"nightcaps," but the pretty lamplighters
ought to more than atone for tho loss of the
other exhllarants. One would think that
any young man who waa dead sure that he
hud a heart and enjoyed an occasional
IIutter of it would be willing to forego
few beers or two or three fingers of
tangle-foot for the bewildering pleasure of
Booing an Fyola belle shino up a lamp post
and smutch a match ou tho sole of her
plro skirt,
man, I promptly accepted the invitation to
rid my neighbor's plantation of the destructive animal. As I tramped off in the woods
a crowd of hungry natives followed in my
wake, but in spite of their being armed with
knives and spoils, they all climbed up into
trees in order to nee from safe quarters, tho
interesting developments liable lo result
from the competition between an old Snyder
rille and an ill-tempered hull-buffalo.
Even the man who had invited mc to undertake this contest deserted me when we
arrived in the vicinity of the game. In a
few hurried whispers and some ingeniously
suggestive signs, I wi* urged to believe that
it was a greai advantage to conduct such a
venture alone.
I crept along stealthily through the long
grass in tho direction pointed out, and very
���mon 1 could hoc; Just a little way ahead of
tne, the shaggy old Im.l'aln leisurely cropping off the tender leaves in a peanut paid, ���
as I nantlously leveled my rille above the
groan,-the great brute, about thirty yards
away, caught light of me; ho stretched nut
his neck, switched his tail, threw forward
his ears and glared at mo in suoh o threatening manner, that 1 at once lott confidence
in iny ability iih ii slayer of big game. ,\ly
previous calculations with regard to this
Shooting question had not bean carried on
Savages iu various parts ot the world
plait the inner fibres of tree bark for fishing
lines, ami the Indiana on tbo Pacific coast
of North America use for the same purpose
seaweed���a sort of kelp which is stronu
enough to hold a finny captive of 150 pounds'
It ia verj interesting to observe the
development of the fishery from its
original form to the shape it is found in
to day. You will lind the Esquimaux
using a pieco of bone with a bent nail Btuck
through it, tho lure being rendered more
attractive by the addition of two or three
coloured beads obtained from H trader, and
perhaps a couple of the red bills of auks.
Ho knows by experience that certain
sorta of figures carved in the wood, out of
whicli he makes his bigger hooks, will catch
the greatest possible number of fish, and
so he always use3 those.
( Originally the hook and sinker of tho
fisherman were separate. Then came n
modification, such as is seen in the " mackerel gig "which combined the two iu one
piece of metal. Noxt camo tho notion of
making a sinker hook ofa brightsubalance,
so as to attract the prey.
Later nn the modern sportsman transformed the device into the likeness of fUh
of bright metal poured into a mould. Now
in this country we have improved on this
trolling contrivance by making minnows
and fr >gs of rubber, and colouring them in
as lifelike a manner as possible.
lint no such lure is equal to tho bright,
evolving, nickel-plated apoon, with a
'i-illiant hunch of feathera tn disguise the
gang of hooks.
However, artificial flies may fairly ho
con nidi-red to illustrate the highest development of  the   art   piscatorial,    the imit
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my reputation  was at stake, so. with on-   ������.....' i  __..',,    "���"B0."  "'
Aa a General Tbiner-
vo an instance of the crime called
(lighter," said thn teacher.
o of the pupils ventured a rci-ponac.
'If I should point a pistol carelessly or
iport al a fellow-being, anil   it ahouhl go
off anil kill bi-n," suggested the teacher.
It would be���what ?"
" Didn't kimw-it-wus-lottded !" aniwerod
tlio class with one voice.
my reputation was at stake, so, with un
steady aim, I pointed my weapon for a Spot
behind tho shoulder ami tired. The report
of my rille wns answered by a shout of de-
light from the natives, ns tho hutlalo staggered for a few moments, then fell heavily
to tha ground dead. 1 was commencing to
congratulate myself on being a firm, (j I ass
shot, whon 1 noticed that my hall had
entered tho brute's brain, two feet from tho
mark I had aimed at! This, howovor, waa
a secret which I decided to keep to myself.
At tho brute's death, my dusky friends,
who had witnessed the proceedings from
the tree-tops, clambered hastily to tho
ground ami very soon had cut off every
nuiico of llesh. After an hour's work
there remained nothing of the animal but h
little pile of bones and horns, and A good-
humored procession of savages tramped
briskly back to the village, smacking their
thick Hps in anticipation of n banquet of
buffalo meat, stewed and toasted,
Tho natives, who had never before seen a
whit-j man handle a rille, were amazod at a
single bullet killing such a tough beast, as a
buffalo) not knowing the truth of my fluke
hot, ihey attributed tho buffalo's death to
my clover shooting, and I at once took an
opportunity to explain, as forcibly as tny
meagre Congo vocabulary at the time would
permit, thai when hunting big game I sometimes flrod at tho head, at other times I put
ihu bullet behind the shoulder, ami ooea-
lionally I aimed at the groin.   Thii state
seels, grasshoppers, and the larva- of various flies ure really wonderful.
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Deere, bears, monkeys, seals, rabbits, sheep,
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Agents are sent out from Paris to all
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the skins of tho rare aud gaudy-winged
creatures. These plumes and furs represent
chiefly the waste stock ofthe milliners and
taxidermists, nearly all of them being
brought from France.
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attached are made from immature silk
worms drawn out to the requisite lengths.
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?ORA0NNT*0E,AoS?;'   *���   FR0N*'  ������'���  EA3T' HIS HEIRESS;
Sit Mutiua, stepping through the open
window into the school-room, looks laboriously around him. Ho hi not, perhaps,
aware that there is a young man behind him
who is following his footmarks as fast as hi*
legs pan carry him.
''So," says Sir Mutius Mnmm, with a
sniff, " (his in how you comport yourself,
Margery, when the eyea of your relatives
are not on you,"
"As���as I am now, uncle?" demands
Margery, who is sitting in the demurest attitude possible to her, with her hands crossed dutifully before hor. " I���I am very
sorry to disappoint you iu any way, but I
would n,,t abuse your trusting nature, unale,
and conscience compels mo to confess that
I don't always sit like this. Sometimes I���
"And sometimes you halloo at young
mon out of a window," stutters Sir Mutius,
angrily. ���* How riaro you im so impertinent,
miss J D'ye think I haven't got eyes iu my
head, oh r
" Kven if you had I don't seo how you
could hear out of them," says Margery, who
iti lu a mutinous mood.
" What I want to know is," returned old
Grumpy, striking his stick savagely upon
the c-irpet, "how you, who probably call
yourself a respectable young woman, can
explain awtiy the fact of having yelled an
Invitation to a young man across an acru of
grass, mid of having uiod iu my hearing such
u low term as ' Drat it.' I only wish yonr
aunt So)Inn' has heard you."
Tin----' Is somewhere iu the dim recesses
of Miitnm'H Mall a gaunt spinster, sister to
Sir Mutius uml aunt to thu young Daryls,
whoso name has boon transmogrified into
Sdiniiby Sir Mutim,
"That's vary nubi'v'nrly of yon," says
Margery, " Von should be anxious to spare
her all tho pain you cau."
There is a touch of open mischief In the
lovely broad littio smite that accompanies
tins wilful speech.
Sir Mutius swells with rage. He is a
short, stout littio man, with a corporation,
an overweening opinion of his own impnr-
tailflO, a fiery eye, and a sandy wig. Be
sides all these qualifications, he bus a temper that knows no control. What tho
crushing remark ho is preparing for Margery
may he is nevor known, because at this
moment the young man behind him comes
into full view.
It is plain, howovor, to the Daryls that
he had not known ho was following Sir
Mutius, because of the fall of his ingenuous
countenance as his eyes meet those of the
irate old baronet. He is a tall, indeed a
Bpendfdly built- young man, with a figure
that Hercules need not have sneered at,
but with a face, alas, that falls far short of
lho figure, His eyes, perhaps, are above
reproach, so clear, so blue, so straight-look*
ing they are, but as for tho rest of him ! his
nose is impossible, his mouth huge, Ids
cheek-bones distinctly un evidence. As for
bis mustache, it is not worth speaking about
at all, and his hair is abominably void of
curl. Hoisttgly! There is no doubt about
it, lin ia distinctly ugly, but wilh this saving clause���that nowhere, under any circumstance*, could he be taken for anything
but a gentleman.
The presence of Sir Mutius seems to
freeso him iu purl. He pauses with his
fool midway between the balcony and, the
school-room, aud looks anxiously at Margery.
" Come in, young man, come in," says
Sir Mutius, in an odious tune. " -rVhat
ure yon afraid of, eh! Seems to me that a
young fellow liko you must consider himself almost one of tho family to enter a
house through a window tiko a burglar, as
you have done."
" And as you havo done," says tho newcomer, smiling,
" Never mind hip, sir. An uncle may
come in hy a window, I suppose, when a
Young jnckanttpf-s��� Is thero no hall-door to
this house, 1 ask, that you must needs
ohe��rge through a casement, as though you
wore a mounted dragoon, or tho most Intimate friend of the family?"
"Alter ull, Sir Mutius, perhaps I
am that," says the tall, ugly young
man, with a conollatory smile. " Intimate, I mean. I've been coming here, oil
und on, ever since I can remember anything."
" Then the sooner you put a stop to your
eternal comings thu better," "ays the
baronet, angrily. " Margery evidently expects your visits, snd ���"
"Uncle!" exclaims Meg, rising to her
foot with a faeo suffused with indignant
" I assure you you are wrong. I did not
come to sen Margery. I 04111c lo seo l'eter
about a terrier pup, interposes Mr. Hollow,
with a haste that might be termed agonized.
"Vouremember, l'eter?"
l'eter doesn't but, with a noble desire to
succor tho weak, declares at once that the
Irish terrier in tho yard shall bo Curzon's
without any further delay. There ia no
Irish terrier In tho yard.
"Thanks, old man,' says Mr. Ro'low,
heartily. At this moment ho is indeed in
tensely grateful.
" I don't believe a word of it," declares
Sir Mutius, witb true grace. "Terrier!
What terrier"; Which terrier? I tell you,
young mail,'' advancing ou the astonished
llnrzon. Hut Angelica, who has been terri-
liori all along, hero rushes to the rescue.
" Oh.I Uncle (hum���Uncle Mutius, she
corrects herself, nervously, "aro we not
unhappy enough without your adding to
our misery ? Mrs, Daryl, Billy's wife, is
coming to-night."
"I'm delighted to hear it. I hope she'll
provo a woman with a character," says Sir
Mutius, with a withering glance at Margery. "Vou all require a person who would
keep yon in order."
"To-night! Nomonso! Why, when did
you hoarV asks Uurxon, in a low tone, of
"A telegram to-day at one, curtly.
Thnn with a return lo that grio-anco arising out of his freipient worshiping at her
slirlno, " Now I hope ynu see what your
persistent and ill-timed visits here mean
lo mi'."
"That I lovoyott."
"Stuffami nomenio I" says Miss Daryl,
Indignantly, "They mean pitblie o-uitiga-
tiou at the hands of lhut bad old man. Oil!
how 1 wish you wore iu Jericho I"
Shu moves away from him, glad in tbe
thought ihat ha Is stricken to the earth,
ami advances on her unole.
" Now that you have made us all unutterably niisftablo," she says, tearfully, "I
hope you'll go away. If that horrid woman
is coming to night, there aro things that
must bu looked to. See?" with a little
" Dear Uncle Mutius, you will understand
how buy wo are, and have been, all day,
and how many tilings havo still to be done,
and you will forgive Margery for seeming a
littio overdone," puts in Angelica, with her
soft smile, squeezing the impetuous Margery's arm just a little, " Vou aro going
now? Ah, that is good of you. Good evening, dear Uncle Mutius."
There are moments when the youthful
Angelica, who is yet only half child, half
woman, seems older than Margery, who is
quite nineteen, l'eter is twenty, Dick
seventeen. After Angelica there was quite
a pi ne until the twinsoame���and tho mother w ml, There was a pause, too, after the
birth of Hilly and Muriel, who arc four and
three years older thau Peter, hut after that
the children scorned to tread upon each
other's heels, so fast they camo.
The   mother's   death   had   been   hardly
Manor whero tho Daryls reside, had looked
after his dead sister's children in a snappish, unsympathetic fashion when the last
blow fell, and death of Mr, Daryl been followed by the certainty that he had been living considerably beyond his means for many
years, and that nothing but debts and a
very insufficient income was all he left behind him   except the eight children.
That was���as 1 have said���two years ago,
and the sadly-lively, merry-mournful family
had up to this struggled through all difficulties with a strength that only youth could
grant; but now to-day fresh trials have
seized upon them. The eldest brother, Billy, to whom, indeed, the house and land
(such of it, at least, as is not mortgaged up
to the hilt) belongs, is bringing homo a
bride. A stranger ! Horrible word ! And
who is to greet her? Who? There is no
one at all to go forward and face the enemy's guns, now that Muriel is away. Now
that Muriel is married I And so strangely I
" When you eome into any fresh company -1
Observe their humors; 8, Suit your own
rarrinuu thereto; by which Insinuation
you will mako thoir coitvorsc more fruo
and opnn."
" There's a ring at the door-bell; did you
hear it?" cries Angelica, rising to her feet,
pain and nervous. " They have come t I
Feel it; I know it, by the cold thrill down
my book."
It is some hours later, and the Daryls are
waiting m mas*- in tho rather shabby library, and in the very lowest spirits, for the
expected coming of their brother and his
wife. r Now, nt last, all is indeed over !
Ves I and there is the knock. They've
come to a moral," says Peter. The twins
grow pale. All in a body move solemnly
toward the library door.
" Oood heavens ! why isn't Muriel here
to receive them? gasps Margery, hanging
firo on the threshold, "Why am /to be
the victimized one? I feel as if I should
like to faint..
" Peter? a pin," says Dick, with stern
determination in his tone.
" No, no. I'll go, of course," declares
Meg, hastily. " Only���" She pauses, and
looks an though she is on the point of toars.
" Don't be a gooso," puts in Peter, not
unkindly, " She won't eat you 1 Sho can't
even blow you into fine dust on so short an
acquaintance. Here I step out. Put your
best font foremost. Quick 1 march! And,
for goodness sake, take that lachrymose expression off your face. It would hang you
anywhere. If sho sees she i-i unwelcome,
she'll make it hot for ub later on."
" She'll do that anyhow," says Dick,
primly, to whom there is evidently a soap-
eon of enjoyment in the whole affair. " ;!o
on Meg.   You shouldn't scamp your duty."
" I'm going," whimpers Margery. She
takes a step forward with what she fondly,
but erroneously, believes to be a valiant air,
and tries to think what, Muriel
would have done on suoh another
occasion as this���Muriel, with her
calm, haughty faeo, her slow movements
that she hastened for uo man's pleasure,
and her little strange smile, so cold, so
sweet, ;h.u could attract or subdue, as its
owner willed, Thero is a dignity about
iluriei tha** she wishes she could copy, if
for " this occasion only"���a saeoirt /aire���
a sense of breeding, u ���
" Blanche I if you tread on the tail of my
gown again," breathes Miss Daryl at this
point of her meditations in un angry whisper, " I'll tear you limb from limb."
This awful threat being received by thc
culprit with the utmost imhfferenoe, the
tram once more advances. The halt is
Mary Jane is just opening the door,
aud her back hair is all down," telegraphs
Peter over his shoulder. Ho is with tho
advanced guard, and has, besides, au eye
liko a gimlet. " It is slicking out like a
furze bush," ho goes on, excitedly, "To
the front, Meg���anil don't give Mrs. Daryl
time to notice it, or our reputation is lost
And tho time I took over that girl's
get-up," groans Angelina, despairingly.
" If you could manage to throw yourself
into Mrs. William's arms and lean heavily
on her, all wilt bo well," whispers Dick.
" Vou're a well-grown girl, and weight always tells. Do anything���hurt her, even
���but don't let her boo our Mary Jane."
������ Oh, why wasn't Muriel here T" returns
Margery witli quite a shiver of nervous
"(!o along���you'll do well enough at a
pinch," says hor brother, noble encouragement' iu his tone, as he gives her a friendly
push that sends hor--with what the newcomers imagine ti ho most fluttering haste
right into the glare of the lamp.
Here, at the hall-door, there is a Blight
confusion. A tittle bundle.appareutlymade
up of Eastern shawls,is standing near the
hat-stand. A young man is fumbling hopelessly with tliese shawls, nnd Mary Jane,
who has now finally got rid of the small
amount of wits that once wero hers, is
courtesyiug profoundly and unceasingly.
" Aftei all, she isn't Irish, sho is a Hin-
lon," whispers Dick ; "sho thinks she is
once more iu the presence of Vishnu, the
Pervader. See how sho mops and mows,
Poor thing.   Sho U vory mad."
Margery takes the final step,
" You havo come, Billy," sho says,
timidly advancing toward tho young man
who is trying so hopelessly to disentangle
the little parcel of soft goods.
"So we have, so wo have," cries Mr.
Daryl, In a cheory voice. He is a man of
middle height, the very image of Margery,
aud ho now abandons his efforts to unravel
the little form, to go to his sister and givo
her a hearty hug, " Oh 1 there you all
are," exclaims he delightedly, seeing the
other figures drawn up in battle urray iu
tho background. " Look, Willy ! Here
they all arc in a body to bid you welcome,"
" Look !" laughs somebody from beneath
tho mullliiigs. " Oh 1 how I wish I could,
I wonder if I'll ever look with living eyes on
anything again 1 I'm just smothered."
Billy having kissed tho children, who are
frightened,mid shaken handu with his brothers, who are stolid, now once inoro attacks
the bundle and finally brings out from it his
wife with quite a flourish as distinctly proud
of her,
Ho is new to il," says Peter, with fine
contempt, turning to Angelica.
Shu's---she's pretty," returns Angelica,
slowly, and as if just awakening to something.
The meetings, the introductions, have
been gone tnrough. Mrs. Daryl is quite a
little woman, with clear eyes, that have
looked witn leisurely keenness at each of
her new kinsfolk iu turn, Hir mouth, if
firm, is pleasant. There is no self-consciousness about her, and no shyness whatever.
" Nice dd hall, Hilly," she says, smiling,
when shu nos spoken to every ono, and is
at last at liberty to look round her.
Nice 1 All the Daryls exchange covert
uml furious gtances at eaoh other. Nice,
indeed 1 when they have been accustomed
to pride themselves upon it as being (which
it really is) lho finest hall in the country.
"I should just like to seo the one she has
been used to," mutters Peter, with extreme
"Dinner will he ready in about live
minutes," says Margery, suggestively,
" Von must be very tired, and���"
" Dinner I Ah, you should have mentioned that, Billy," says Mrs. Daryl.bright
ly. " Wo dined at Walton about
two hours ago, an .1 to dine again
so soon would bo dreadful. As
to being tired, I never felt freshet
iu my life, But you must all go to dinner,
" We dined early. It makes no difference
at all," says Margery, slowly.   " Vou will
"A charming room," declares the newcomer, briskly, with a swift but comprehensive glance rouud her.   " But what ghastly
furniture! We must turn it all out of doors
or else relegate it to the garrets, and get
something light���-esthetic���satisfying, ch ?"
with an airy wave of her hand.   Indeed, all
her ways seem to l�� specially airy.
"That's the prelude to turning us out nf
doors," whispers Meg, gloomily, into Angelica's ear. "Well, nothing liks knowing
the worst at onoe I"
���' What's   outside ?" ask-   Mrs.  Daryl,
pushing wide a window-curtain, aud gazing
into the still darkness of the spring night.
" The garden."
"Ah I I wish I could see that I" crios
she, eagerly. She seems thoroughly untiring and full of vivacity. "Is it too dark,
Billy!" '
" Muoh too dark and too chilly, besides,"
returns he.
How careful he is of her I" says Peter,
in a moody aside. " Seems to mo she's as
strong as a���"
He is evidently on the point of Baying " a
horse," but some innate breeding forbids
she is," whispers Margery back,
who, perhaps, understands him. And,
indeed, there is something suggestive of
strong aud perfoot health tn Mrs. Daryls
small elastic frame, and fair face and eager
" It is rather late for tho children to be
up," -.ays Margery, addressing hor new
sister. "I think I will take* them away
now, and give them their tea. Billy can
show you everything," with a faint smile.
"Of course. If thoy want to go," says
Mrs, Billy, cheerfully. " Hut perhaps they'd
like a holiday from their beds in honor of
nm. Would yon, mites ?"
But the mites are too impressed by the
solemnity of the ocoaaloatodo aught but
bang their heads and behave abominably.
"Justliko ill-bred little brats,"declares
Margery, afterwards, with an access of
wrath that descends upon the luckless twins.
" Ah 1 well, no doubt they are tired,"
says Mrs. Billy, genially, and so Margery
carries off the disgraced babies to their tea
tn the Bohool room, whero they are speedily
joined by Angelica, Dick, ami Peter.
" What idiot said brides were shy ?" de-
mauds Dick presently. "Of all tho effrontery, the coolness, the���"
"She Is just what I said she should lie."
" She isn't in tho least what I thought
sho would l��," says Margery, "sho��� she's
worse. Did you hear her remark about the
" And about the furniture ?"
" I suppose she'll give us a week's grace,"
says Peter, thoughtfully, "And then ���
where .-.re we to go?"
"Ah I you aro hero, then I" cries a gay
voice. The floor is pushed open, and Mrs,
Daryl enters as though certain of a welcomo,
" They told mc I should find you in this
room," continues she, entering as composedly as though she had heen an inmate of the
houso all her life.
" This is a very unoomfortable place for
you," declares Margery, rising pale and unsmiling from behind the teapot. " Let mo
take you to the library. I have ordered tea
to be served there for you and Billy."
" That's the tea down there, isn't It,"
nodding her head at the elderly tea-pot so
well known to the twins.
" Yes���but in the library���"
" I know. I've heen there, And very
ozy it looked, but not so cozy as this, I
think old school-rooms the best bits of a
house, don't you ? Aud I should like some
of your tea, and bo would Billy.''
" She's evidently determined we sha'n'l
have even this poor room to ourselves,"
mutters Dick, indignantly. " All or none
is her motto. Anything eo indecent���All
this proter.se at bonhommie is a mere dodge
to prove that she is mistress of everything.
That all tho rooms belong to her."
" Well, so they do���so they do I" returns
Angelica, with a fine justice. Then her
feelings grow too much for her. " But of
all the mean actions���"shesaya, teats riaiug
to her dove-like eyes.
"Thero were hot cakes in the library,"
says Mis. Daryl, who has seated herself at
the table, and is plainly waiting for her
tea. "Couldn't wo have tliein in here?
I'm certain the children would tike them.
Ml. ?" Sho pulls May toward her. Fat
little May is not proof against this promising offer.
"I should," sho says, shyly. She is
staring at Mis. Billy with her linger in her
mouth, so does not see the concentrated
glances of wrath showered upon her by tho
entire family.
"(lood child 1" laughs Mrs. Daryl.
At this moment Hilly crosses the threshold.
Hilly, this little sister wants the iiot
cakes iu the library," says his wife, looking
up at him. And after half an hour or bo
Blanche and May are at last dimissed for
the night with as many scenes on their
conscience ui si/o will permit.
Tho new-coiners follow them very shortly
-Mrs. Daryl having at last confessed to a
slight sense of fatigue. She bids them all
good-night in an airy, cheery fashion, and
loaves the room, in spite of the tired sensation to which she has acknowledged, in a
breezy energetic fashion, suggestive ot a
mind that governs the slight body aud is
uot easily to be subdued.
As she goes the storm hirsts.
" Well I" says Peter, when tho last sound
nf their footsteps had ceased upon the air,
"well! I never!" He might have said
more. He could never have Baid anything
that conveys bo expressively to his listeners
the real state of his feelings.
"It isn't well. It is ill," retorts Margery. " It���it is disgraceful. She is determined to Bit upon us,"
She'll have something to do, then, that's
one comfort," exclaims Angelica, hysterically. "And sho can't do it all at once
either, there's sueh a lot of us."
" Don't be a fool," says Peter, who is in
uo humor for jokes.
" Peter, don't lie rude to Angelica," in-
ter poses Margery, indignantly, whose nerves
are by, this so highly strung thnt she feels it
a necessity to quarrel with somebody.
"Who's riuie?" demands Peter. " 1
only advised her gently not to jest on
solemn subjects."
"Very gently ! Vou told her not to bo a
" Well 1 Would you have me tell her to
lie a fool ? Vou're all tools together, It strikes
me, There Isn't a grain of sense iu auy
girl born,"
" I say, look here! Have it out to-morrow, you two," cries Dick, " but lot h?
discuss the new msdame now, us sho 110
doubt is discussing us at this moment,"
-'That is mosl unfavorably."
" She is no rii-nht abusing us tike a pick-
j-ocket," mutters  Peter, dejectedly,
"She iB arranging with Billy for our immediate I is .11 it-Hal, witli a character, having
paid all wages due."
1' Perhaps, after all, we weren't very nice
to her," says Angelica, doubtfully.
" What's the good of being nice? In books
they always do the oorreel thing, at first au.l
get kicked out afterward for llieir ���.���aim*.
I've read a tot about people-ln-law. We
have done the incorrect thing, and we shall
be kicked out, too, but we shall carry our
self-respect with us.'*
"Thai's about ull," puts in Dick, grimly.
"She is���didn't any one think her eyes
lovely?" hazards Angelica, " Aud hei hands
very small? Small as Muriel's."
" No, no," declares Margery, shortly.
" (Jome, let us go to bed and forgot our
misfortunes for a time, if we can."
felt,   they   were   so   very   young,
with the death of   the   father���an   evotit ���
now two years old���there had conic the aad   liko a cup of tea instead, perhaps ?'
knowledge of money's value, and all the      "Presently.   When I IiaVJ talked to you
petty miseries that accompany straitened J all a little," arranges Mrs. Daryl, promptly.
means, 1 " 1 think in the meantime���Ah I what room
Sir Mutius���Mrs. Daryl's only brother���   is this?"
an old bachelor who lived at Mumm's Hall, |     Margery had led the way into the draw
a placo situated about four miles from the   ing room,
Meantime another scone is taking place
in the room over their heads,
"Afterall, Billy,"says Mrs. Daryl,with
a jolly little laugh us she closes the bedroom
door firmly behind her, "you were wrong,
Thoy didn't fall In love with ine at first
sight.   Vou ate a false prophet."
"They���they were a little queer, eh?"
returns Billy, thoughtfully. " I noticed it.
Hut you mustn't mlnil that, you know. It'll
wear off, and���when they oon�� to know yon
and understand you, there won't be a riitli*
culty anywhere.
"It, is natural,   I suppose," muses Mrs.
1110 as a female Jacob.   A supplautor, a
" They mustn't be allowed to harbor that
thought," says her husband, turning quickly toward her: "you are mistress here.
The house is yours."
Some sudden remembrance checks him
here, and drives the color to his cheek. "A
barren possession," he says, laying his
kindly brown hand on hers. "I wish there
was something in it worth your acceptance."
It seems to me there   is   a good dial in
It."   A second   little   laugh   breaks   from
Daryl looks at her anxiously.
"Too much, you think perhaps?'' he aays
a quick shade falling into his eyes.
For just the moment it takes her to read
ids thoughts she docs not answer him,
"So that is what you are thinking?" she
decides, at last. "Havel deserved it.
Hilly ?" i tell you, you aro wrong���all
wrong. The vory spirit they displayed
warmed my heart to them aa no silly untried
tenderness would have dono. Had they
thrown themselves into my arms, and
affected a sudden love for mo, I should have
been troublesome perhaps," with a little
grimace; "but now ! Why they seem to
bo leal grit all through, and I'll stand to
them for it, and make them alt liko me,
before I'm done with thom."
"That's my dear girl," says Mr. Daryl.
"How they withdrew from mo I Did you
notice that boy with the big eyes? How
distrustfully ho let them rust on me? I
shall take him for a ride to-morrow, and
bring him homo my slave."
"They will he all your slaves Ina mouth
or so."
"Amonth:" Mrs, P.i'ly gazes nt him
earnestly ub one might who in tilled with
surprise. "How ynu underiv.le my
abilities," she says at last, gayly. "Be
warned in time, Before to-morrow night
I shall be not only tolerated- but warmly
accepted hy every member of this household !"
(TO BE f'ovn.sTKD.)
0! Mother.
"Say, will 1.hi iii'ik-MHi-hirkcnple I"
"Somebody'-! bid my -dale!"
"See what an ugly rent mamma i
1 hired il on Ihe gate!"
"01 mother, Mamie's comint; in,
With Moll, and Be-*-;, and Fred:
Can we have cream and cake to-night.
And Bend the boy* to bed r
"Pear mother, may I wear yonr shawl?
I'm i*oing foi- a drive.
If Charley should propose, mamma,
May I ask him in at live '"
" 0! mother. Bend those rhildren out.
They make Bueh fearful din I
I've got my sermon well along,
As far as'What ii Sin?'
And can't you hear in mind that cup
Of strong tea for my head;
And mix a few light rolls and bake .'
You know 1 bate cold bread."
Her Horlely nnil llci* jjceuery 4'nniplt-v nnd
Y-irlfil In n  hearer.
The grand difficulty of talking to an Englishman about India is that he always forms
a picture of the place in his mind. It may
be accurate or inaccurate, but it is always a
picture. He thinks of it either as a green
delta, or a scries of sunbaked plains, or a
wild region with jungle und river and farms
all intermixed, or a vast park stretched out
by nature for sportsmen, ami sloping somehow at the edge toward highly cultivated
plains. It never occurs to him that as regard** external aspect there Ib no India ;
that tha Peninsula, so called, is as largo as
Europe west of the Vistula, and presents as
many variations of scenery. East Anglia is
not so different from Italy as the northwest
provinces from Bengal, nor aro the Landos
so unlike Normandy as the Punjab is unlike
the hunting districts of Madras. There is
every scene in India, from the eternal snow
of the Himalayas, as much above Mont
Hlanc as Mont Blanc is above Geneva, to
the rice swamps ot Bengal, all buried in
fruit trees ; from the wonderful valleys of
the Vindhya, where beauty and fertility
seem to struggle consciously for the favor of
man, to the Go'd* forgot ten, salt marshes by
the Kunn of Cutch.
It id the same with indigenous Indian
society. The Englishman thinks of it as an
innumerable crowd of timid peasants, easily
taxed and governed by a tew officials, or as
a population full of luxurious princes, with
difficulty restrained by scientific force and
oarcfut division from eating up each other.
Iu reality, Indian society is more complex
and varied than that of Europe, comprising,
it is true, a huge moss of piasant proprietors, but yot full of princes who are potentates and princes who are survivals, of landlords who are in all respects great nobles and
landlords who are only squireens, of great
ecclesiastics and hungry curates, of merchant1! liko the Barings and merchants who
keep shops, of [-rofessors anil professions Is,
of adventurers anil criminals, of cities full
ot artificers, and of savages far below thc
lark citizens of Hawaii.
A Congo Mystery Solved.
The mysterious Lake Landji has boon
visited at last, and a curious and important
question of African geography is thereby
settled. Lako Landji has tigurod on the
naps fora number of years, though nobody
seemed cot tain that it really existed. The
lake has eluded the grasp of explorers almost as successfully as the North Pole. It
has been tho goal of several expedition**,
nil of which fuilod to reach it.
Mr. Alexander Delcommune, who has
probably travelled further and seen more
tn tho Congo Basin than any other white
man, has finally stood on the shores of the
lake, ami demonstrated thai it is uot merely a vagary of the Arab imagination, for the
only proof we had of the lake's existence
was the dictum of Arab traders. According to their reports, the lake played a most
important part in Congo hydrography.
Thoy said it was tho gathering ground of
all the Congo's head streams, and that the
Congo proper began only whore these unit-
id waters issued from the lake.
Tho telopraphio report of Deluommtinu's
discovery is very brief, but gives tho essential facts. Delcommune- followed the Lu-
kilga Kiver, tho outlet of tho great lake,
Tanganyika, far to the west, till he found
its waters pouring into Lake Landji. He
found also t hat the Lualoba and Litapula,
head streams of the Congo, which gat het-
up the waters of the southeast part of the
basin, flow into the south side of Lake Landji, and that the true Congo emerges from
the north side of the lake. The most surprising statement in his report is that the
Lnkuga Kiver is the main artery of thc
Congo, It had not been supposed that the
Tanganyika basin was the chief contributor
to Ihe upper waters of the great river.
Explorers have been very busy in tho
southeast par*, of the Congo basin within
the past two years, Lo Marine), Delcom-
mime, Stairs, und Hia have led expeditions
across it in various directions, and have revealed many facts concerning the hydrography of the region, They have found that
these upper waters of the Congo are imped*
ed by many falls and rapids, and lhat most
of them aro shallow streams. It h doubtful if they oau ever be made valuable for
I Daryl, gravely.   "They must look   upon J Be expected.
The Probable Attandaooj at tb-j World's
Thu average daily attendance at the Centennial was li-'.It.'l.'l ; tho largest attendance
was 3741010 l the smallest 13,720, The daily
average al Paris was 180,000; tho largest
single day's admissions, 4011,000. Whilo the
circumstances und conditions surrounding
tho Columbian Exposition differ materially
from thoso of either tho Centennial or Paris
exhibition, lho divergence is not groat
enough to allect a very clear conclusion
from the figures given. The unavoidable
inference drawn from every international
fair is this : The attendance is very largely
drawn from the population within a limited
radius from thc site of tho exposition. Thus,
for instance tho statistics of the Paris oxhl-
L i tion sliow that ondays when theattendance
averaged 250,000, at least 190,000 came from
Paris and Its environs. Allowing for the
difference in national habits which makes
the American regard a trip from San Francisco to Chicago with greater readiness than
tho Frenchman does a journey to Berlin ;
allowing, too, for the unlimited stimulus to
travel given by tho excursion system planned by the railroads of this country for the
coming event���takim* every possible factor
into account, it seems hardly possible that
moro than an average of two hundred thousand non-residents will bo in Chicago during
me Exposition. Assuming, then, that two
hundred thousand will be tho largest average
of stranger.- needing food and lodging iu tho
city, no one familial with the situation
would heiitale to declare that the ordinary
rule of Biippy and demand will prevail
throughout the six   months   aud   that thu
rico of living will he as reasonable us could
It seems tha wheels of Ufa must stop,
Kid* molber-lovo ! It sprint;-,
A free, sweot fountain; and It lends
The commonest dm y wings,
ESTBU-H Thomson.
Renewing Old Ohaiw-
Hero is an old sot of cane-seated chairs
very much the worse for wear and not at all
ornamental to the room. The canes are
split aud broken, and thn comfort of the
chair is also gone, It will hardly pay to
take thom to a cabinet-maker to have them
reseated ; besides, they eaii bo very nicely
done ni home, Take some strong pieces oi
bagging or burlaps, cut two pieces to fit the
chair and loug enough to wrap aliout the
rounds that usually held the canea or
splintM. Thread a durning-needle with
double twine and sew them on strong,
turning a hem on the upper one as it is sewed to place. When noarly'fitledstuff with
Excelsior, shavings or line hay, or they can
he cushioned with layers ot old bedquilts,
cut tn fit and basted together. Spread on
smoothly and cover with some pretty carpet or woolen goods. Cover the edge with
gimp to match the cushion, and tack down
closely with silver or gold-headed nails.
Tho gimp and nails can bo procured at .the
furniture dealers. When the chairs are
done and revarnishod tbey will be found to
be handsomer and more comfortable than
whon new.
Is thero a vory homely little rocking-
chair in lho house, handed down from
Master Tom to Miss I-lossy? If bo, I can
assure you sho docs not think it pretty.
But it can be mado so with very little
trouble. Take a piecs of coarse sandpaper
and rub it until the wood is smooth and
clean. Then paint it a rich cream color
and make a nice cushion, to tit the seat,
tilled with feathers or cotton hatting. Cover
this with some soft baby blue goods and tie
at sach side with pink ribbons or cord.Now
make a little roll cushion for a head-rest
and cover with the same. Draw each end
up tightly and finish off with pink cord and
tassels, which should also hold it to the
Women in Public Positions.
I have read and heard debated so much
tile advisability of our girls entering public
life, placing themselves before the public in
a clerical or liko position, For like overy
othor subject worthy of uttention, it is open
for debate,
The objection i;i raised " that in coming
___ contact with tbe world in general, with
out tho protection afforded them in thoir
���ii homos, they learn too much of life as it
is, and thus destroy their trusting simplicity, that Indescribable charm." I will admit that as one becomes better acquainted
ith the world and its transactions, it must
follow, as iu the case of the lapidist, while
ho does not believe that every stone that
glitters is a faultless diamond, does ho value
a real diamond any tho less because of thn
knowledgo V Ah, no, I believe that a noble
minded, well educated woman loses none of
those qualities thai Cod gave, and intended
she should use for the upbuilding of that
brightest refuge of mankind, home. Rather,
when her lime comes to uxert her sovereign
sway over a man's heart and home, she is
better iittcil lo cope with thoso adversities
that will come intoeveryone's life, and can
ipathize more readily with others than if
had retained her childhood's simplicity
nnd the belief that thc world contains only
happiness in which all my sport at pleasure.
Then again I hoar it until "she becomes
hold and loses her womanly modesty;" at
that I most emphatically demur. Because
she can talk to men without blushing do you
think she would forgive or forget one un-
uourteous action toward her? No 1 but in
tho majority of cases she will never have
the cause, for there is 1111 uudisputable
stamp on a lady's face that compels and receives deference from even the lowest of
mankind, As the eye is the window of tho
soul, so is a woman's character stamped un-
letiiably upon her faeo; tho world contains
fow men, tnat, without provocation would
bring blushes of indignation to it.
A young girl of good old family, well
ditcated and refined, having been trained
from earliest childhood by careful hands,
completes her education iu school and come
baok to her homo in the dawning of womanhood, fresh, bright and " needy." After a
time (-ho finds papa's purso is not as well
filled as it should be, and that uncomplainingly ho and mother are denying themselves
comforts that their precious child may not
bo denied those things which have become
uecossititos to her. Then there are two
paths open to hor.
Shall sho continue to receive means from
tho indulgent father and rcipiire mother to
wear her ono dress and bonnet until Mrs.
Grundy wonders why the beautiful Miss
L.'s mother can bo such a fright, or, "
sorry to say, in sheer desperation or from a
seme of duty to hot' parents, accept a man
in marriage, whom she is not sure that
through live she can trust, honor and invo.
Is that young lady any tho loss noble because she fits herself for and occupies aro-
mnnoraltveposition ? and by viewing human
natuie'moro closely, leanis to distinguish
the real from tbo counterfeit? Will sho
not mako aa good, even a bettor wife, by
knowing tho worth of money and reili/ing
tho difficulties her husbiiiid must encounter
while winning homo and luxury for her?
Will she be us reckless iu buying that
"little darling of a bonnet, only fifteen
The time has eome when woman should
bo something moro ihan a pretty bird waiting to be put in a gilded cage and merely a
useless ornament. She hns tho power to be
useful and ornamental as well. 1 he first aim
of women should be to cultivate, ns far as
lies in their power, lhe talents Cod has given
them, when (hat is accomplished, if they
feel that they cau lighten others' burdens by
earning llieir own mono), in part or wholly,
the experience will not harm thom. The
standard of womanly purity will certainly
never lie lowered by work.
In tlio Kitchen-
The boat broad hoard is a plain piece of
oilcloth with a hole in It to hang up by.
The dough will not stick to this, audit is
cleansed by simply wiping off.
Casnku PabTRIDOR,-���Clean the partridges and split them in two. Place them
in a pan, the outside uppermost, and bake.
Basle with melted butter. Tho partridges
can be baked either in the oven or on lop
ofthe stove, covered with a second pan,
if late iu the afternoon and thc oven is
Fatuka Banana is a dish of which "Qood
Health" tolls: For one quart of rich milk
lake four tabtespoonfuls of farina, and cook
in a double boiler ono hour. Add two
tablespoon fills of Bttgar, und when it is
slightly cooled, pour it over thin slices of
banana. Servo without dressing, either
warm or cohl.
Those who are fond nf a nice, puneenlliit
of green salad in winter, are advised to try
young mustard, Take a shallow cigar box,
or pot, and fill it with earth with a little
ulean Baud on lop, and sow some mustard
seed quite thickly on it; moisten the whole
and put it In a wiirni place, In two or
three days the sued-t will have germinated,
and iu a few days more tbeacedlinga will
bo big enough to cut and e.u.    BetWI	
sowing and eating should be ten days, and
one can keep up as many successions as
Ginger Chips.���Rub half a pound of butter in a pound and a halt of flour ; mix in
half a pound of brown sugar rolled free from
lumps. Add a tablespoonful of powdered
ginger.a teaspoonful of powdered cinnamon
and a teaspoonful of powdered cloves. Mix
well, and stir in a pint of New Orleans ..
West India molasses, and tho grated peel
of a large lemon. Add a small teaspoonful
of baking soda dissolved in tepid watel
Stir very hard with a wooden spoon, and
add enough sifted flour to make it stiff
enough to rollout. Roll very thin, and cut
with a jagging iron into strips one inch wide
and four inches long. Hako in a moderate
oven. These will keep indefinitely in a dry
A SuiisTiTt'TE Fob Mai-i.e Syrup, -vDoiir-
ini; maple syrup for our batter-cakes when
the store was too remote to furnish our
need at short notice, we prepared tho following substitute, which was unanimously
elected to a high position in the bill of fare.
A pound of brown sugar wus dissolved iu
the least water possible, barely enough to
keep the sugar from sticking fast to the
porcelain lined kettle. It was then boiled
oue minute, removed from the tiro, poured
into a syrup oup, three drops of extract of
vanilla added,and behold (nectar, honcy.nor
maple syrup could excel our " lucunl strop
tinot With" vanilla.
OTSTRR .Shortcake,���Mako the crust of
a full pint nf flour, one and one half tea
spoonfuls baking powder, half a tcaspounful
Halt j sift and mix with it a tablespoonful
butter, and milk to make a dough just still
enough to roll. Halve it, and roll out to
lit a deep tin; spread a little butter over
the top ; then roll the other half, and lay
over the first and bake. While baking,
prepare the following: Drain the liquor
from a quart of oysters ; place this liquor
with one and one-half pints of milk ina
saucepan, bring to a boil, then add a little
thickening, a tablespoon ful of butler, with
salt and pepper to tasto. Pub the oysters
in, and as soon as it boils up thoroughly,
split the cake crusts apart, pour in thc oysters, and serve at once. The delicacy of tho
dish depends on oatius it at once before the
under crust becomes soaked.
Drmciihih Chocolate CAHAMBrA���The
secret of success with these caramels is to
boil to the right thickness, and the length
of time required to bring them to this point
depends 011 the quality of the sugar used.
Fifteen minutes of hard boiling will usually
be sufficient. Six tablespoonfuls of butter,
three pounds of light brown sugar, one cup
of milk, one cake of Baker'*- chocolate
broken into small pieces, one and one-halt
teaspoonfuls of vanilla flavoring to bo added
after taking from the stove. A half cup of
oream may be used for half tbe amount ot
buttor. Boil until thick, stirring constantly
after the boiling begins. Flavor, pour into
buttered pans, and when cool check with a
sharp knife into squares. If properly made
the caramels should break apart like maple
Why Beat Egga ?
Since the introduction baking powder, it
has never been necessary to heat oggs. Let
your materials bo good, and after rubbing
the butter and sugar to a cream, add tho
egga, milk, seasoning and sifted Hour, with
baking-powder, and spend the energy you
would have wasted ou tho oggs in thoroughly beating the cako as a whole ; then it'your
material was good, youi* cake, no matter
what its namo is, will be good also, and if
you grease your pans with sweet lard instead of butter, and line wilh paper, your
cake will come out whole, no matter how
rich it may bo, Beatingtggs ii a superfluous
labor handed down by conservative womou
sinco the dayfl when cakes wero '-lightened"
with salerutus, ammonia, or beaten otrgs
alone. Furthermore, in all cakes made
with butter, which aro to have a distinct
color and flavor, as fruit, oofioo, ginger,
chocolate, couhineal,porl*-cakonnd cookies,
eggs arc iimieccs'-ury. They are needed lu
rakes made witb no shortening, or to which
we wish to give the color or flavor of oggs,
oa sponge gold, and croatn cakes, and
doiif-linnts, Lotus have more confidence In
our baking-powder. 1 huvo trusted it, lo !
thoso many years, and it has not failed me,
Crinoline and Health.
lie present attempt lo introduce tbo
crinoline fashion of dress for women haa
heen considered from nearly every standpoint excepting that bf health, and possibly
the votaries ofifashion do not consider this
aide.of the subject worthy of attention.
This bas generally been the way with near-
ly every other change iu modern dress for
women. The hpalthfulness of it has simply
been ignored until general alarm about our
daughters' health has been raised ; but even
then many cling to tho fashion despite all
warnings. The fact lhat medical societies
have constantly condemned the use of the
corsets with stiff bones in them has not had
an appreciable Influence in relegating them
to the obscurity to which they by rights belong. Cue academy ot medicine lias just
issued another manifesto against the uso of
stiff-boned corsets, and illustrating their
appeal with warning accounts of Beverol
society women who havo been actually killed by too tight lacing. Those examples,
however, cannot bo expected to frighten
tbe multitudes until thoy become so numerous ns to make the percentage of Bufferera
threateningly largo. But the greatest evil
which tho corset does ia to undermine tho
general health of nine-tenths of tho.su wearing them ho thut diseiiBfls can readily enter
their systems and develop rapidly. Tho
average health and strength ol women aro
loss than of man, and the corset has not a
little to do with the question.
Ib the Crinoline Injurious ?
The hoopsklrtB of ourorandmothera were
nob only unsightly objects to in-bold, but
owing to their great weight they were
often injurious] as an article of dress.* When
they lirst came into vogue they were made
of heavy steel wire, and their weight added
to that of tho dress material caused a heavy
drug upon the waist. But subsequently
they wero improved so that, their Weight
was greatly reduced. But even at their best
they increased the weight and pressure
around the waist, They cannot be supported Well trom the shoulders, and to prevent
them from falling out of position a tight
band is required around the waist, This led
to bands, which became so fashionable that
the wasp-waist of a woman was considered
the ideal of perfection. Tho crinoline of
to-day is no improvement upon tho old hoop
skirts so far as the healthfulneea of the
article of wear ii concerned.   The crinoline
material U heavy and stiff,  ami it acts out
from tho waist tiko 0 balloon. Besides making the weight from the waist extra, the
wide expanse of materiat offers a largo tar-
got for the wind whioh can make it a bur*
icn for one to travel through our streets on
windy days, The ohanco of catching cold
is muoh greater with the crinoline than
with any other fashion that haa been in
vogue for many years.
The Victims oi Vanity.
What is to bo said of the .sinful folly (thu
maniii is apparently not confined to the
young) of the mother wbo put her child into corsets at six years old, or of the youilg
lady who " enjoys the feeling of l Ight hieing so much," and never lets her waist exceed 17 inches, or 15$ if she has no breakfast? Wo are not surprised to bear that
alio cannot walk. Are there really sueh
foolish relatives as tho oue who insisted on
a young woman reducing her waist to 17
inches, saying. " No man will marry a girl
unless she looks smart!" These unfortunate victims of fashion sleop in thoir corsets,
and know no rolease night or day from the
agony of tight ligaments pressing gradually
on soft and growing bones.
The torture of the Chinese lady's crushed
toes and thodisfigurementnf thesavago who
shaves off her eyebrows, saws offuud blacks
her teeth in a mistaken scorch for beauty
are mild discomforts compared with this
prolonged and life-long discipline. Men
should be proud to think how women value
their admiration and to what lengths they
are prepared to go and bo pronounced
"smart." Those young lathes uro satisfied
with their courage ; thoy revel in their self-
sacrifice ; they are the pioneers and the
martyrs of progress. Of them it may truly
be said. " Out of your own mouth -dull yo
be judged," for it is they who have revealed
the secrets of the prison house, lorn the
veil from their Bufferings, and glorified in
the pain which, onco conquered, becomes
Beading tho effusions of 11'-- ���<��� devotees of
fa.-diinn, one Is reminded of tho lucubrations
of some wild, fanatical nnut cf the Bait,who
inflict injuries on themselves and mortify
tho Hush, n joirinK in pain as a means to a
(uturo of Inalienable joy, What is tlm |oy
of a victim tn ti-*ht Inning 1 The sratinca.
lion of a contemptible vanity, coupled wilh
tlio trembling hope of obtaining a husband,
Mon must indeed be valuable pri/cs if they
pre worth so much misery before marriage,
not to uponk of the nnhapplneatl often
caused by them after marriage when yoked
in an unsuitable nnd unsyntnathotio union.
The man who is captivated Iiy the slender-
ness of his wife's waist can scarce be a very
exemplary or high-minded member of society, Such a man would probably, after 11
yoar or two of marriage, cease to know how
she looked, or care whether her waist were
largo or small.
The Anti-Obesiay Diet-
A medical officer ofthe French army
comes out with an obesity euro that may
be claimed as the latest fad in this direction, but it is simply what many progressive physicians have advocated heretofore.
It is the simple prescription of limiting tho
diet to very few articles at one meal. The
excessive fat dees not como so much from
the quantity of food that wo cat as from
the quality, and mon- especially the mix-
lure which we consume, Our modern way
of living jy to add to toe number of nur
courses, and every one we mid to lhe regulation dinner the more evident it is that wo
ure en eo nra-.'ing obesity. Thc savage limited
to the diet of only a few plain articles of
1 rarely became excessively fat, although his lifo was often one of idleness and
lavsitiesB, The present fad is to have only
1 ne dish for eaoh meal, and of this tho person ran eat as much or little as he pleases.
He may become n gormandizer if ho does
not touch more than this one dish, and yet
he will not bpcoine obese. The limit placed
upon the diet i*: simply one of variety, and
notof quantity. The same holds true of
lids. One liquid can be taken wilh the
il, but- not two. 11 is better not to take
any, hut most peoplo could not hecomo so
abstemious us this. A different kind of
liih can be arrauged for each meal, hut no
more than one for breakfast, dinner and
supper, Including naturally bread.
Anticipating Disoaso.
The aulho:* of the "Autoratof the Breakfast Table " has apttj said that the proper
time to Ireal .some diseases is a hundred
years before the birth of the patient. This
may bo used to Ulustrato tho necessity sometimes of anticipating diseases in tbo human
system. We urn so arranged t hat many diseases arc in a latent condition for many
months, awaiting some favorable conditions
to develop them. Thus tuberculosis is in
cows lot;-' before there U any outward manifestation of It ��� bui iiy tho Koch treatment
wo can discover the disease so early in its
stage that it can be completely cheeked.
One of the great necessities of our times iu
cities is to havo a regular ani:..r.{ or semiannual examination of all its peoplo, ff
I his could bo done ono-1 alf the present epi-
domlos would be headed off anil destroyed.
A complete record of tho state of tho
patients would bo also of great help, and
vital statistics would be "really helped
thereby, Many diseases exist without the
patient having the slightest knowledge of
them, butanexamination would reveal their
presence in time to prevent long sickness.
A l.iinalli-'s  IH'i-ii'iiil'-    lltviinii   To  40111
mil t-Julclilo On a Train.
Ah the evening train from the north was
approaching Dundalk, tbe other evening a
lunatlowho was being taken from Owen
Sound to Toronto Asylum asked ihe guard
witb whom bo was sitting to allow him to
change placo wilh him, He and the guard
wero occupying one neat, with the lunatic
on iho Inside next the window. The guard
kindly granted thc privilege, hut tho
moment the poor crazy fellow was al 11
suflicieiil distance from the window lie threw
himself headlong through it with lhe (rain
at full speed. The guard, however, grabbed
his legs as lie was making his exit and with,
the aid of several of the passengers sue*
leedod In drawing him In again. Beyond
���������in-* badly cut with the broken pieces of
gins**, ihe unfortunate   man sustained no
' irlos, Wo understand this in not his first
attempt at suicide.
Grimsby Park-
A Grimsby dispatch says that lhe park
management have prepared for the coming
season a programme of great attractiveness,
Among the noted speakers from abroad are:
-���Rev. Dr, Talmage, Rev. Dr, Melntyre,
now of Denver; Rov, Dr. Wlllolt, Dayton,
(),: Rev. Dr. Morris, of Cincinnati, O.j llov.
W. F. Crafts of Pittsburg. I'a.; Rev. Chan.
cellorSimsof Syracuse; Rev, Dr, LanBtng
Taylor of New York, and Rev. Ward Pick-
aid of Buffalo.
Some of the foremost of Canadian speakers will take part. The names of Revs, Or,
Polls, Dr, Carman, Dr. Briggs, Dr. Sutherland, Dr. Bedgley, Dr. Burns, Dr. Antllffo.
Prof. Wallace, Prof. Austin, Rev. I. ('.
Tomlle. Mr, J, U Hughes and others anon the list.
Almost a Hint-
She : " I saw somebody this morning for
whom you have a great admiration,"
He : "Von did, ehl 1 guess you must have
looked in the mirror,"
Tlio Captain's Yaru.
A captain was relating some of hia
Inaryelloti 1 adventures loa listen Ing crowd.
" I had a narrow osoapo once," ho commence-), " while mc was taking in coals at
Madeira. Mir and my poor mile, Bill, had
throw!* off (Mir clothes and was having a
��� fflin one morning, when all at onco wo
sees a couple o' sharks making clnan for us
with open mouths, There was no chance,
so I mike** ou- dlvodown Into my shark's
throat. Poor Bill was out fair in halves
with one bile.    But I   out* wilh my  knife
il rips the beggar clean up with one cut.
Not a scratch on mo when 1 gets out."
"One moment, please," said tho quiet
Scotsman in the corner. " I,thought you
said you were swimming, H"\v about that
knifo, then ':"
" Oh,    if   you're  no   particular  about a
elghtponny knife, you tell tbe story yourself'" replied the captain. " Besides, it.
Wasn't tnjl knife at all���it was poor Bill's."
Couldn't Bo I,oat-
nm 1 ���
id Oh
g tho visits of
rles, in a met*
D, Ho la 11 very agreeable gentleman and 1 see no reason why 1 should do-
llbcratcly offend him."
" Then 1 am lost-10 you forever."
" Don't talk nonaonsonso, Charloy,"
" Nonsense ?"
"Yes. Tho Idea of anybody getting lost
with such feet as you have is absurd.    You
couldn't help being  found end identified." THE WEEKLY NEWS, MAY io, i893-
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Editorial Notes.
The Home Rule Hill has entered upon
it-, --r.mrt.iuce stage. The course which
8fe Conservatives and Liberal Unionists
h ive marked out for themselves indicates
thai they do not expect tn defeat the
measure, but hope In modify it. In fact
the number of amendments which they
w"l propose is simply appalling. Two or
three months will be occupied in their
consideration and then the bill will be
pissed and ao to the Mouse of Lords
where it will be rejected. Next autumn
will bring another general election.
Andrew Haslam of Nanaimo was
on May 2nd duly elected by acclamation a member of the House of Commons
for this electoral district. This is for the
inu-vpircd term of thc late David William Gordon. Mr. Haslam defines his
position to be that of a supporter of the
present Government sn far as he believed
it was in the best interests ofthe Dominion and this constituency. He would not
bind himself to any bard and fast lines,
but pledge himself to do his best for
those be was elected to serve. Of course
this will not please the opponents of the
('r'lvernment. Nevertheless it is generally believed by those who know Mr
Haslam best that he will not be a blind
partisan but rather an Independent sup-
potter of the powers that be, and that be
will be as independent at Ottawa as he
hns been at home. In that lole he will
assuredly be ihc strongest here. The ntim
ber of those who, while not desirous nf
seeing a change of government, arc nev-
crless in favor of a reduction of the tariff
and many other reforms, is constantly increasing. The trend in this direction is
very strong and it is believed that the
new member is not blind to the obvious
signs of the times, and that his votes will
in tbe main be satisfactory to Liberal
Conservatives. There is no doubt but
(hat he will stand up manfully for the
interests of his constituency, and that no
party whip will cause hini to swerve one
iota from his sense of duty or fealty to his
West Kootenay is exciting, at present
a great deal of interest. While much of
this is doubtless due to thc real estate
������Peculators, who are fattening on the
credulity of the average individual, yet
back ol all that is the fact that that section is rich in mineral wealth. Conceding this, it docs not follow that it is a
good place tu go to. Of course a miner
should go where there is mineral, but excepting him, and thc capitalist who may
go anywhere, others, as a mlc, will be
much better off where they arc, Building activity may prevail at certain points
but that is not of much importance in a
mining community. It is mineral development that is wanted, that given the
buildings will follow. People who are
getting a comfortable living should be
content, providing they are doing their
best. Those who can't get this, will not
be likely to improve their condition where
there is greater competition. Gold street
is ever illusive��� a little further on.
It is pleasant to know that Comox District
��� no longer isolated-- is becoming better known and of course more generally
appreciated. The Vancouver World has
in its issue ofthe 27th ult.,a most appreci
ative article by the "Wori.ii man nn the
wing" written in his best vicn, Comox
townsite (the Hay ) and Courtenay both
come in for a share of attention. Tiff:
Ni:w.s also receives a word of praise
which is highly esteemed. Such an article in a paper circulating largely throughout tbe Province will do much to make
us more widely known, and attract lo our
section both men andcapital. Our friends
after reading the number referred to
would do well to mail it to some acquain-
���ante, as its statements coming from
such a source would be deemed reliable,
and at once arrest attention.
It is the best way to call things by their
proper name, and a place has as much
right to a name as an individual. When
,1 townsite is registered like Comox and
Courtenay it should go by its registered
name, and the post .office name correspond to the registered or corporate name
Where, however, a post office is located
1 n an unincorporated section, the neighborhood very properly takes the name
of the post office. Of course when we
arc speaking of places in thc northern
part of thc district where there is no town
or post office wc are compelled, to be
precise, to describe the locality by reference to some known object, as a river, a
harbour or a mountain. Comox is a
a large district and therefore to speak of
a thing as in Comox is to give no definite
idea of its location, unless it is taken to
mean, as it properly should, that it is in
the registered townsite of Comox. Let
us cease therefore to call any and all
places within the district by that name
reserving it for the Hay, and only using
it otherwise when speaking of the entire
������nl f���r-KllM Cm    Vj  b* AtUlM*
Upon ft Vegetarian Die*.- Ab-it eialuu-.n��M
U Ihu nm Virtue In tha Fur-iult of H��i-
���1 Perfection.
Thoilifltin-jnishcd Rturinn writer. Tol-
etoi. thue np*.uks in the Nvw Review of
auiinal dk>t in ita relation to conduct
ami character.
"I only desire to establish tbe prop-oil-
tions that, in order to lead a moral life,
it ie necessary to observe a certain
sequence in good actions; that if a man
i serious in his aspiration to lend a (rood
if ���! the practical mttnifefltt-itiotiB of that
Sun will necessarily unfold themselves
ft certain order, and thut in this order
tiin abHteiniousne-w (sulf-mastery) is the
first virtue which he will have to cultivate. In the pursuit ofthe virtue of ab-
ntumiousnoss he muat it-Rain observe a
certain definite order, nnd tho firnt step
therein will be abntemiousnetis in food-
fasti mc.
"In tho practice of fastin�� the firat
thing from which be must nbataiu, if he
really antl truly aims at leading a gootl
iiK-ntl life, is animal food, ami this for
the intelligible reason that, not to speak
of the passions it engenders and fosters.
tht> consumption of animal food is pluinty
immoral, because it demands an act
which does violence to our moral sentiments���viz., murder���and is encounmed
and kept up only by men's greed of gold
and their nppctite for savory food, The
reason why the first step in fasting and
iu right living is abstinence from animal
fun-Inns been admirably formulated, not
by one man only, but by all mankind in
tho u-ursonH of its most accredited representatives during the course of human
"But why, one mny ask, if the Illegality���i.e., immorality���of consuming animal food has been recognized by 'liatt-
kintl for such a long period, have pe-oul-)
nevertheless pcrsistoii down to the prevent in ignoring tbis law? This question
naturally suggests itself to those who
are prone to be guided less by the light
of their own reason than by public
opinion. The answer to the question,
however, is that all moral progrt-Ha (and
moral progress is the essence of all progress whatever) is a work of time, is accomplished slowly, but that tho sign of
genuine progress, as distinguished from
eiumiii advance, is its uninterrupted con-
tinuousness anil its ever-increasing rapidity.
'The vegetarian movement ought to
fill with gladness the souls of those who
have at heart the realization of God's
kingdom upon earth, not becauso vegetarianism itself is such au important
step toward the realization of this kingdom (all real steps are equally important
or unimportant), but because it serves
ns a criterion by which we know that
the pursuit of moral perfection on the
part of man is genuine nnd sincere, inasmuch as it has taken that form which
it must necessarily assumo, and has
truly begun at tbe very beginning.
"K is impossible not to rejoice at this,
Jus* us it would be impossible for people
noV to feel glnd who, after having vainly
endeavored to reach tho top of the house
by attempting to climb up the walls
from vurious Hides, at last meet at the
bottom Btep of the staircase, and. crowding together there, feel that there is no
way of reaching the top except by as*
fending that staircase and beginning
With this first and lowest sten "
Words Misspelled  Mont nil-*.
"I suppose," suid a man who was looking In the dictionary, "that many of us
arrive at mature years with a wrong
impression of certain words. There is
for instance, a word which I wish I could
recall, but I can't, which was iu some
way originally impressed upon my mind,
with an added letter; it is a word that is
comparatively in common use. I grew
up carrying thHt additional letter iu the
word and never thinking but that I had
it right. I have no doubt that I hnd
seen this word in print time and again
in its correct fonn, but the absence there
of the letter which I had iu tho word in
my mind hod never struck me. One
day, however, it did strike me very
plainly, uud the word then looked ho
different from the one to which I was
mentally accustomed, thnt at first I
thought that it was misspelled, as I saw
it in print, but I very quickly discovered that it was spelled there
correctly. I remember now that for
some little time hereafter it halted me
whenever I encountered it, but it soon
ceased to appear strange, und the proof
that it wns right, as I now saw it, was
so overwhelming that it made me smile.
I had no difficulty in erasing from my
mind the old spelling aud substituting
the correct form.
"An acquaintance tells me that for
years the impression upon his mind of
the word repugnant was repungant He
didn't discover that the word was repugnant until he had occasion to write it,
and then he could at first scarcely believe that he had had it wrong for so
long a time. The simple explanation of
his mistake wus that he hnd transposed
the letters in a hurried reading.
"Another acquaintance tell** me that
for some time in his youth he carried
the word dislocate in his mind as dis-
colate. He says that always it almost
seeuied to him as though there was
something the matter with discolate,
and yet he thought it must be all right.
It seems funny thnt he didn't look in
the dictionary. That Is what he did ut
last, and when ho discovered his mistake he set the word in his mind, and
ho tells me thnt it, hasn't boon out of
ioint since."���Ntw York Sun.
Dr. W  J. Young
Physician Sf Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
Chas R Hardy & Co
And Financial Breker
Notary Public, Conveyancer,
Naoatmo. B. C.
Courtenay  B.   C.
Best of  Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
N   I)    ���
H - b-
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses and Rigs for Hire at
-Ajli.  Tikes
Saw Mill
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed Pine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
0 0
�� Norman   McLeod ��
0 The justly celebrated ��
0 Clydesdale, will travel n
0 through the District this ��
R. Grant & L. Mounce, ��
Props. Union, B. C. 0
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Sato  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Hiislam. Piw. Mill St.. I"0 Bo* ��, Tel. ID
Nanaimo II. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand: also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Uliiids, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds nf wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     While   Fine,     Redwo.d.
All orders accompanied wlthCASH orompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
able rates.
F. W. Hart
KumfBCturer,   Importer, Wholesale
end Retail Dealer    in
t=j>* Largest Establishment of its kind.
2114 Cordova St.      Vancouver,   1). C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
Courtenay B, G,
Fraser {.Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
tin Bar.
Also eo a general
Teaming Business
Orders mav be left ai thc Courtanay
Hotel, or this offiee.
Dr W J Curry
Green's Block���near Post Office��� Nanaimo. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.'
H A Simpson
Barriater and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's   Block.
Nanaimo, B. C.
We hare received our new XUlenerjr and an Tory >nay  nUinf order*
for spring- Hats and Bonnets,   Come down and see ne at onc*
13*.      DRESS   GOODS      ��k
We hare surpassed anything- ever attempted before   in thi*  line, and
the trimming* ar* simply eleg-ant.
All our New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Nanaimo 8, C,
I Make It a Point 5 Know
For lhe last thirty years having handled Silver Ware, manufactured hy the
Celebrated firms of Kied'and Barion���Rodger* i847 -and Meriden Britannia,
I know thrin to be A I.   ft****. In Jewelry, Clocks, Watches, and Spectacles,
1 Show th- Largest Stock in the city, AT HARD TIMES   PRICES.
Specal atuntirm given to rrparing in ALL Bretuihee of the Trade.
I *a.        Orders by mail will havj prompt attention. .��*]
M. R. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store.        UanaimoB, C.
Vancouver Furniture Warehouse,
Established 1873-
         Also Dealer In 	
nanaimo b. c.
Nanaimo^ igar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
-gaitun Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufsictures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?	
Raper Raper & Co,
Booksellers,     Stationers,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. 11. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
Robert J, Wellborn'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of tllree and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns  and grass
plots.   Small fruits,  shrubs   and ever*
greens of every variety.
R, Gilchrist,
C. B.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. G.
W. E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Pure Drags Chemicals and Patent
Phrslcnns   Presclptlons and all orders [111. .1
with caro and dispntcli. P. 0. box I'J
Geo. Bevilockway,
-*-    Red House    -*-
Commercial St.     m   Nanaimo. B. 0.
Dealer in Gener.-I Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs.Hidcs,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steal
Ilaston St. Bridge, Nariaimo, 11. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
��� -ing Machines made to ofder on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Box 598, No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
2. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions of all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C.
I 'has e stMce spJendec! 'ot*.
fctr safe, both business and re
Now is thc time to buy to
ad-fMUgeVtcfore tfae Canada
Weataiii Railway reaches here.
With the advent of the railway, in addrtian lo lie othur
coaceded advantages <af the
place, prices must ru!e very
Thts town is "ocaloii in lhe
��ni<iist ofthe kt^stagricuhur-jl
settlement on Vancouver Is-
litid. It is within six sniles of
Union Mines affording the larmiers of She -/.alley tfee very
best home market, .aad is situated on the awry highway
leading Ircrm the settlement tn
the raines. The Juniber interests of this section are most ei
tenswe. xaA are an 'importaia
focus- iu our progress.
Tite per cent of improvements of this town during the
preser*. year is greater thai
any oiler plate die Coast
can boast of, ami the march of
improvement is stiil onward.
Tbe prosperity of the towa
bas for its foundations, therefore Jarge mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better -field for the
sportsman. Fish aud game
are always abundant and, our
hotels of the best.
For particulars address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
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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