BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Weekly News Aug 2, 1893

Item Metadata


JSON: cwn-1.0070012.json
JSON-LD: cwn-1.0070012-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): cwn-1.0070012-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: cwn-1.0070012-rdf.json
Turtle: cwn-1.0070012-turtle.txt
N-Triples: cwn-1.0070012-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: cwn-1.0070012-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array ���j. A. McBain
Real Mate Broker
Nanaimo,   B. C.
yzzf ^ j*t
G. A. McBain
Seal Estate Broker
^"**�� Nanaimo, B. C.
if*      f
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Eureka   Bottling Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Ilottler of Different lirands of Lngcr Hccr Stenm llecr and Porter
A^ent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
W. J, Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
Permanent Loan and Savings Company
(Incorporated A. D. 1855)
 o o ���
HEAD OFFICE���Company's Buildinrs,
Toronto S reet, Toronto, Canada.
J.HERBERT MASON, ��� President nnd Managing Director.
Subscribed Capital, $5,000,000; Total Assets, $18,091,778.
The Company Lends Money from S3oo to *?3oo,ooo,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and on favorable terms of
re-payment.    Mortgages and Debentures purchased.   No Commisson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   t^PKor particulars apply to
MARCUS   WOLFE, Kcal Estate, Insurance
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.   I'. 0. Box io, Nanaimo, B. L.
Can be made by buying now in the
fronting on the Hay. Tlie road Through this Property is being improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
the new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads ate completed, it will
spring into G RE AT 1M PORTANCE.
Now is your opportunity
Office tit Courtenay. Wm. Cheney, Agent.
to  buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and  mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster.Cordage and Cement
Victoria, B C
P O Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
illil iilll
We Carry the Largest Stock
-   of   1
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
ccmoix:, b;
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery & Glassware
Dry Goods
HeotB & Shoes
Faint & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E- Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Commercial St, Nanaimo, II. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician Uf Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
For sale, a 4 year old Perch-
eron mare, sound, true, and
gentle, but apt to jump  fences.
Weighs over 1300 lbs.
Reason for sale Horses e-
nough besides. I
Duncan   Bros.
TECB ^jtV"m:otj-s
will be at
John   Hetherington's   stab le
During the Season.
Terms���To Insure, for the Season $12.50
"       For Single Service $5.00
(Iroom Ices, $1.50
T. C Woods
Comox B.   C.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays.Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Personal Property Sale
Preparatory to making a business
change I am disposing of my personal effects and oft'ei for sale ihc following: 15
acres of hay in thc field; 1 two seated
buggy; 1 new singei sewing machine; i
bellows and anvil.
Jos. Ts Grieve, Grantham
Society    Cards
I. O.  O.  F.
I'nior. Lodge, I. O. 0. F., meet-* every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordiallv invited to .illeiul.
Alex. W. Fraser, R, S
Leiser Lodge Nn. Ij, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Sai
mday ceilings at".jo I), m. in the od
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend,
l'.rnesl A. Holliday
Hiram Lodge No t-i A.F ,& a,M.,B.C.R.
Courtenay H. C,
Lodge meets on evciy Saturday on or
before the full of tiu* moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
Wi J. Voung
K. of P.
Cnmox Lodge No 5, K. nf P., meets
every Saturday, after the new aud full
nmn, at 8 p. irt, at Castle Hall, Comox,
Visitiny Knights cordially invited to attend.
John B.nrd    -
���<. R.S.
The owner of a pair of b,,eechine,s left
at my stable in Courtenay, H. C. on the
5lh of May last is hereby notified to call
and pay all charges and expenses and
remove lhe same, within the next 30 days
or they will be sold.
John W. Fraser.
July 5th  1893.
For Sale.
One Donkey Engine and Boiler, about
8 h. p. engine with 12 h. p. boiler upright
suitable for hoisting orrumiing machinery
(second hand) Price on steamer at Nanai*
mo $3-! 5.
Appty to R. \V. Wcnborn, Nanaimo
for further information.
Carts and Buggies.
J. B. Holmes has^st received a con*
siunnif-ni of Cans and Buggies direct
from the manufactory of Armstrong &
Co. of Cuelph at prices that will defy
Money to Loan
T am -irupim:*! to mako short loans in minis
'0 Hiilt upon snttBfuutrry security.
Win. Clienoy,Agent, Courtenay.
Orange and! Grape Land.
We have 160 acres of land in Orlando
Co. Florida, near-Lake Hurler, and between two lines of railroads. The land
contains a variety of soil- some suited to
Orange Cui.tuki** ot'ter pans to Graph
Culture. It will grow anything which
can be produced in that Most DfcMOHT-
I'UU.CUMATK, Will sell or exchange
for city or. country property. Enquire of
M. Cly on the Carwiihenfatm, or of Geo
Parks at Union.
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flit, Green's l*'lock,  Nanaimo,  B.C.
Will be in Comox every Wednesday and
Thursday on and after August 1st.
Dr W d Curry
( d'kntist. )
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanai-
no. Any number of teeth removed
without pain a**d without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. 1 iny store in the
This is a first class ch.-nce,  as a good
paying business has already been built
up.'   Apply lo
Win. Lewis, Courtenay, IS. C,
Thc Comox Agricultural and indus-
Irial Association will hold its Hrst annual
Exhibit on lhe 23th of September.
A Splendid Number.
Tiie list number of the special morning edition of the WlTNKSS prepared
wiih the object, of lurnishing to those En-
deavorers left at home a full and perfect
account of lhe ureal religious festival
wi h which Montreal has been honored
bas been senl us. It is superbly illustrated, and will be especially appreciated by
those lor whom it is intended.
This special number has cost a g*eat
deal of extra elfin which has been cheer-
ful'y and untiringly pit; forth by the
WlTNKsS workers wilh a large measure
of that spmpathy with the occasion which
hni been so general throughout nur community. What wiil interest friends who
know something of printing is the fact
that the whole of this matter in boih
llie morning and nfternodn papers has
been set by seven hands in lhe day lime
and five al night A iriumph of machinery, and not a lino-was set or any work
done except, of course, reporting, on any
part of Sunday.���Witness, Montreal,
Tenth Jtliillliitlmi.
Dr. Magitut, of Pails, litis published
nn interesting aeeonut of the mutilation
of the teeth practiced by various savage
tribes. One variety, which is chiefly
met with on the coasts of Africa and thu
went coast of New Guinea, consists of
tbo breaking ot a portion of the incisor
by tneiWS Of a kuifu aud a piece of wood,
uud i-A performed between thu ages of
twenty and twenty-five. Tho custom of
cxiriiciiiiK ihe two central incisors is
found in both hemispheres. According
to Zo'rnto. il tins been practiced in Peru
from time Immemorial, where it is in
flirted on cotujuored tribes ns h sign of
slavery. In Africa it has been observed
mi tltfl Congo, amongtl)Q Uottenioisund
the Bntosns, The mutilation by Ming
lins fi* its exclusive center tlm iClalnynn
Archipelago, whence it has spread to the
adjoining islands. It is it religious act,
which Is celebrated with grenl festivities
nt tbo ngo of puberty, but this only by
the Mohammedans. The tlogree nnd
charnoter of this filing vary with the
habits <if family or caste. Tlio liberation
is performed by an expert, the Tuknug
p.tngur itiler). by means of a chisel, three
bricks, two files, a small Haw. and a pair
of cut tin;: nippers, tho instrumonts being
rubbed witli tu'senie And lemon juice bu*
tore being used.
It is thu fashion among some tribes on
the Senegal River to extract tho upper
temporary incisors iu girls when (pitta
young uud to manipulate the chin, so
that it ia drawn forward nnd the lower
incisors are made to prdtrude so ns to
overlap the upper lip, tints producing an
artificial prognathism. Iu Indo-Chiim
aud .Japan a girl on her marriage paints
her teeth with a black varnish. However, as tliis operation requires time and
money, it is only practiced by tlie wealthy class. Livingstone reported that
among the Kafirs a child whose upper
teeth erupted before the lower ones waa
rogardod as a monster and killed. On
the Upper Nile tho negroes have their
upper incisors extracted, in order to
avoid being sold as slaves, because of
the loss of value brought about by this
mutilation. Among the Esquimaux, as
described by the Abbe Perit.it. In some
regions there exists a custom of trans*
versoly cutting off the upper incisors,
tho object of this being, according to
local tradition, to prevent the human
chin looking like that of a dog.��� Lancet
Little  River Farm.
A Visit Well Worth Recording-
Fruit, Flowers and Scenery���
Magnificent Garden where Once
the Forest Cast Its Shade��� Notable  Work of an Aged   Lady.
It is a fine morning and accompanied by friend Billy C- 1 drove down the
Bav road, across the rickety wheezv long
budge, clown past the blacksmith's shop,
turned abruptly north 1 will say north if
yon are not too particular about lhe points
of the compass) drove out by Mt Donald's
farm, past Tom Beckon sell's, and turned
ai the 3rd road to lhe right into a forest
road thai promised to lead to the beach.
Tbe road makers might well do some
work here, for it is needed, and compared
with tbe road we have turned off from is
in mighty poor condition. Still it is a
pleasant drive. The woods are full ol
chittering birds, filled with grateful shade,
nnd that calmness that is soothing to the
tired nerves.
There are two pr three breaks in the
forest before wc come to a gate, which
presently swings open with a hospital
look, allowing us to pass in. We arc
now in an enclosed feld, and following
the weather beaten track past a square
plat nf a couple of acres, substantially
fenced in, and which we will look at* a
little later on, we come to thc other side
ofthe field.
A short drive tliroiif-h a park like wood
ed tract brings ns in full view of the waters of the Gulf, What a splendid scene!
At lhe light is Texada, with itslony ston-
cy vertebrae, in front thc many-peaked
mountain ridge which forms the Mainland shore, to thc left Hernando, Mary,
Read, Cortes and Valdes Islands. The
waters ofthe Pacific Ocean meet in front
ami embrace," nnd after that act nf mingled politeness and friendship, gracefully
retire in either direction. This leaves a
body of wanner water than can be found
elsewhere in the Gulf, with a gravelly
beach, and an inner circle of white hard
sand, showing that nature bas here provided m.irvelously perfect bathing
grounds which will, doubtless, some day
be iiulized by an appreciative multitude.
Wheeling* lo thc left, wc come to a
barn, and a few rods beyond tn the modest residence of the most noted gardener
in this region. This is the house ot John
J. H, Miller. It is somewhat ancient,
but substantial and neat, in thc center of
an enclosed yard, filled with a profusion
of plants, flowers, fruit trees, and grasses,
An immense foliage of ^honeysuckle lovingly clings partially around the front
and over one end filling the open door
with its fragrance. At the rear are beds
of flowers, poppies, sweet briers, old Kn-
������lish ribbon grasses, and a magnificent
thorn which clings to the building. Scattered about Without much regard to regularity are cherry and plum trees. Away
at otic corner are cold frames and hot
beds, and neara ulu'tarian patch of early
potatoes. There are also within the enclosure the large leaved mapl", the black
elder with its broad white blnssems, the
native skookuni plant, currant, grape
v:nes etc., also red roces, and some
dahlias which 1 hope he will exhibit at
thc fall Show.
A well trod path leads to the milk house
which is kept cool bv a thick mantle nf
ivy. It is span clean. How thc rows of
pans shine! It testifies with mule eloquence to good housewifery.
Some onc announced luncheon and we
are too hungry lo say nav to the hearty
invitation to "come in". It is in the
strawberry season, and wc hive plenty of
lhat delicious berry. How much heller
fruit does taste when just picked! If the
reader does not know, I pity him. And
what with th? exercise, ihe change nf
food, thp peculiar relish of home cooking
the health giving draughts of pure ozone,
one does have such an appetite!
After satisfying the inner man, accompanied by thc* owner of ihe premises we
strolled along ihc banks of Little river
which leaves the garden on the north
west and then turns abruptly and puisnes
its course along the inner run of ihe
bench for quite a distance before ming-
with thc waters of lhe gulf.
The sun reminds us that if we wish to
sec that scpiar*. plat to which 1 have alluded wc must do so and be off, for wc
are nt least 9 good miles from Courtenav.
While Hilly drives around I take ibe
path lhat lends directly across ihe fields
throm-h thc thlclt bushes. It's a romantic way. At times the soft light rests nn
the path, chasing away thc gatheiini-
shadows; at oilier? lhe path is well-nigh
chocked by the crowding shrubbery. Just
before reaching ihe open 'eld a fine buck
passes only a few feet in front, and after
going some rods slops and gives us a
good look. Ile is a beauty! Had I a
gun I would not have harmed him. liis
gii-al Ikiuid e\es^ive us a not unfriendly
look. Then he bounds on, Wliai a
rvihni there is in his canter! How
li;*ln1v he touches ihe earth! With what
a bound he springs through thc air! It
is a woodland vision worth the journey
had there heen noihiii-.- else to sec. hut
there is - - here we are ;ti the garden.
The enclosure contains itbnuitwiincres
with a fowl fence, but illtonded to keip
out the deer, as level as a house floor,
The soil is n black alluvium- ihe spot
once a lake, gradually tilled up, md afu r
wards overgrown with trees. Sonic big
work must have been done on it by Miller who now has for his grist the products
of me ofthe best gardens in ihe province
There is fililc in the way of vegetables
that one cannot '"uu! here: oyster plants.
onions, peas, beans, radi-hes, turnip-,
parsnips, enrols, potatoes, celery, swrei
corn, heels, and then fruit, strawberries,
currants, gooseberries, plums, peaches,
^i\(\ apples.
There appears to be a system according
to which everything is (folic, there is not
lacking an effort to supply the best variety. For instance I noiice a variety of
bean, called the Lazy Wtfe, a dwarf pea,
just coming at lhe time into bloom,
known as ihe Stratagem, and some magnificent sweet corn, which would make a
capital ensillage. There is also a lnrgc
plot of Vc!low Danvers. It was some
from this spot that won the first prize at
the Victoria Fair three years ago Here
is grown the Maggie Murphy potatoe
so justly celebrated, and among thc peas
- -the Pride of lhe Market, and American
Par-sing be some fine beds of pansies
and a long p'at of Sharp!ess strawberries
which last do not show thc best results
this year, lei us lake a look at the young
fruit trees. The trees are about six years
old, and just commencing to bear. They
all look healthy, without a speck of lichen
or moss about them- clean, shapely and
vigoro.is. Among the apple trees are
the Alexander. Yellow Bell Flower, Crab.
The pear trees include the Vicar of
Wakefield and Clapp's Favorite. The
plum trees��� some of ihem-- are heavily
loaded with fruit. There is the Bradshaw,
Smith's Orleans, and Yellow K^j*.
A little tool bouse in the centre of the
garden attracts our attention, l-ct us
visit it. Ah! here is a portion ofthe secret of Mr. Miller's success. See! be has
the vnrous Planet machines, the Planet
drill,* Planet jr., double wheel hoc nnd
cultivator, the tooth harrow, cultivator
and pulverizer. Planet jr. single wheel,c!c.
The.*e do a large part ofthe work: sowing, hilling up, cutting out weeds and so
Mr. Miller says he can sill all he
raises��� the home market requires it all.
lie has 1C0 acres but maV-.es litile use of
most nf it. lie cuts what hav be need',
has the necessarv pasture, but bis garden
is his reliance. Doubtless he takes a
pride in his ample acre-, thev plcue the
eye, nrcvenl the feelini* of being crowded,
giv a :ertain independence) afford shade
am' fi ild for rambling. Mr. Miller likes
the be.ich, whether for its charmin.e, view
or the music of the eve.r tuneful Waters
or both 1 cannot sav, but last fall he
bought nn additional ��0 acres fiontin--
on the Gulf, and his own with his mother's
160 acres give a mile and three fourths
of water front.
Speaking of his ni"ther ��� Mrs. Ann
Miller��� a venerable lady upon wTiom 80
years appear to sit lighly. 1 saw some
needle work in which she seemed an undoubted expert. A wonderful quilt is
the star quilt, filled with diamonds or
squares and stars each star being composed of Po pieces. When it is considered what amount of work there is in such
an undertaking, wiih the skill and artistic taste that are here displayed by her
the necessity of bright co-nrs, of variety,
tbe marvelous patience involved, it seems
indeed wonderful!
- I have seen much on this Trip of interest me ��� the beauties of mtur^rin land
and sea, in cultivated garden and rugged
glen, in softened shade and boldest outline, but nothing imprcLsed me so much
as the simple grace which So years bas
wrought in the features of one whose life
reaches back beyond the Victorian reign,
and upon whose brow ie-ls the twilight
of evening commingled with thc radiance
ofthe coming morning.
Union   Flashes.
July 3?.��� The wenther is delightful.
Everybody is at work.
Abrams will occupy his new store a-
bout the middle ofthe month.
Work has commenced on Bruce &
McDonald's new hotel.
F. A. Anley and Tom Heckensell have
formed a partnership and taken over ilic
butcher business of Geo. Howe. They
nre active, enterprising men, and if at-
tendon to business, fair dealing, and a
desire to please will ensure success ihey
will win it.
Geo. Howe's new hotel and store
building near Union wharf is progressing favorably and will soon be ready for
occupancy. Nodonbi he will do a good
business there, as there is a boat at the
wharf nearly all the time tor coal.
Tbe II. M. S. Garnet on her way to
Bering Sea is at Union wharf coaling up.
Thc SS. Mincola, Capt. Pillsbury, coin
mander reached the wharf last Wednesday.
The barque Detroit is now here taking
on a load of coal.
W. |. Harrigan, of thc "famous mill;
biicjadc" met wiih an accident last week
whicli proved painful and might easily
have been quile serious. As the sun was
shining he concluded that it was a good
time to make hay and having made
lily undertook to transport il 10 the
barn or slack as the case was. His
horse is like its owner high spirited, and
tool; the bit in its teeth. Harrigan yelled to ii��� whoa! Thejinimal only plungi
ed ahead mid Hariigan said he would
see, and sprang forward and seized the
horse by thc bits. Tbe horse snorted
shook his mane and said be would see
too. In a twinkling be was on top of
Harrigan, pcttin** with his iron hoofs anil
in another twinkling he had pulled the
hay wagon after him, ihe wheels passing
over lhe prostrate form of ihe hapless
m'lk rancher. Hariigan was helped into
his house where he remained for iwo or
three ila*-*s. He is out again now as lively as eecr, and jokingly says he could
handle iwo such horses as that, and
wouldn't like any belter fun. We like
nothing so well as pluck unless il be
good milk, and bel'cve that Hurrignn
can be tlcpencled on for both ��� good
milk twice a day and pluck whenever
the occasion calls for it.
There was a radio Saturday nlghl for
K. Gram's Colts lightning repeater. Alex
Urquhart jr.and Win, Viles W0ntHfnooks"
00 a il-ket, Uirpili.iri representing the
combination on the night in question,
When the lali-iinanic pieces nf paper were
diawn 1'iqnhait was found   to   bold   lhe
lucky number nnd carried off thc prUe.
"Gin up" shouted the boys1.
I'll gin up on cigirs said Urquhart,
and a box of frngrnnl Havana** was duly
passed   around;   when   they  were   gone
the boys spied n box of oranges. "Gin
up on o-anges" ihey shouted
After lhe oranges were j^one the crowd |
went home and I'rquhiit as he shoulder- I
ct\ his rifle ti go, was- heard to say: "I'M |
luvj no partnership in my next venture,
Mrs. Kobson, wife ofthe popular Met!*,
odisl divine relumed on last week'
Parties interested will please take notice lhat all accounts due me previous to
Ihc first of January last must lie paid on
or before ibe first of September next,
otherwise they will be placed in the hands
of a collector'
J. W  McKenzie.
A Card.
Geo. Howe, having sold out his business to F. A. Anley and Thomas Heckensell, who took charge of il on Aug. 1,
returns thanks for past favors, and commends lhe new firm to the public for a
continuance of its patronage.
He requests all accounts against him
be sent in at once, and Immediate payment of all indebtcness lo him upon account , in order that the affairs of the
business may be speedily closed.
Local Brevities
The new comet came within 38,000.
000 miles of us.   Whai a close scratch?
Capt. D. Urquhart returned on the -ar*.
Joan Friday morning.
Never take offense where nooffense is
It isn't chariiable to put a bad con*
struction on any langnaKe thai is susceptible ofa friendly meaning.
Judge Drabble was up here surveying
the Wilson Addition lo Courtenay towu-
Miss Lena and Miss Mav Wilson,
nut-sts ai the KIk, returned by last steamer.
J, Wi McKenzie and Joe Grieve enjoyed a day's fishing on Oyster Rtv-ftf
this week.
Scharschmidt, McConnell, and 1>or-
man went up lo Salmon River fishing
Rev Mr. Nixon nne! sisier of Denman
Island witli others returned from a (rip
up north last Saturday.
\V K. Drake representing ihe McClary
Manufacturing Co, ltd of London, Ont,
j-ave the merchants of thc district a call
last Thursday.
Marcus Wolfe, veal estate and financial agent of Nanaimo was up on the
last trip of the ss. Joan. Although tirrc
only a clay and a half lie did considerable
Wm. Smith, inspector ofthe Canadian
Mutual Loan and Investment Co, Toronto has been here- timing the past week
looking after thc interests of that instiiu-
A teacher from Kamlnops has been engaged for lhe Hornby school ��� school is
to commence at the close of the usual
summer vacation.
Geo. McDonald, proprietor ofthe Elk
hotel went below last Fridav to be j-one
a fortnight, lack Bruce will act as manager during his absence.
Owing to ihe report of thc extreme
heat at Chicayo, Mr. J. McPhee and
wife went dirccly east lo New Brims-
wick,and will take in the World's Fair en
lheir return.
The number of those Jiving in lhe district who don't take the lora! paper is so
d;strcs-*iiH'lv sma'l that we have half a
mind to publish the list. It would look
mighty loncsnme though.
A dead Ir fell across the road to Union a little this side of Boulder's towards
evening on Monday interrupting travel
and breaking down tbe telegraph linr.
.The obstruction to the road was removed
the next morning.
James McKim in retiring from business al Conrlenay desires to thank his
numerous friends for the patronage br-
stowed on him during the past year, and
trusts lhat the confidence established will
he continued at Union where the business is now being conducted.
Mr. Geo. Ford, pistmaster at Hornby
Island was up to Union on Wednesday,
returning nexl day, bv way of Courtenav
nnd Coniox. He reports bis'pears .nd
plums as looking fine and being a big
yield. The apple crop is not half what il
should be.
Our neknowleds'enicnts are due to Mrs
John Mundell for a box nf delicious
strawberries, and elegnnt bouquet of flow
ers from h.*r garden, We know not
which most 10 ndmire. the rhnrnpeg
fln-crs or lhe artistic skill wiih which
different shades and colors were ccm-
Prof. Macoun, the Dominion nnhtrlist,
who predicted that there would bean important town where Cnlj-arv now i*-' long
before a house was built there, says of
Courtenay, confidently, that it will be the
principal town in ihc district.
I hate hot wcrdher says onc. 1 hate
wei weather says tbe same pcrscn when
the rains come. VVou'dn'l it be wisei to
iry and enjoy all kinds of weither? Thev
make n happy and charming variety. Let
us be hapuy if we can.
A, C, Fultcn, the butcher, was unable
lo agree wiih a young horse he was driving through the village. The hoise ptr-
fered the ditch and had its own way.
Fulton prefered ihc road but yielded to
tbe pursuas'tve movement ofthe car; and
landed on his head. Happily there was
noi much damage.
On Saturday the lire in John MuncHl'*-.
clenring, at the rear of his garden plat be
gnn to lap 'up things in a threatening
manner, getting into a pile of wood which
had been prepared for "domestic purposes.
In protecting ihis Mr. Mundell go: hi.-*
whiskers scorched and his hands badly
Tom Graham met with a painful ac-
lidect Monday. He was out i-loaMi*, a-
way a few trees at a point not fat from
the long bridge to open up n more pn
feet view lo ibe bav, and from that dirci ���
tion a belter view to Courtenay. A: the
particular time he was using a large -aw
with teeth long and sharp as the units
of a hoar. In some way a limb -���pnirj;
and brought the teeth nf the saw square-
Ivacrosi one of bis l-;;s below lhe knre
iu front driving them 10 the bone.
A travelling pedler came down from
Union Inst Sunday under convoy of Gen.
Jack WiKon. The pedler's pocket-book
jolted out and found a resting place 00
the bottom of the chariot. The pedler
i*ot out at the Riverside hotel, and upon
offering to "gin up" discovered his tosses.
For a while he was wild, and lore tin oi'vb
the streets up pa;** lhe Courtenay Hot^c
creating a whirlwind of dust on Lewis avenue, and finally reached the headquarters of the j-eneral at Crawford's milk
ranch, in a condition which baffle dis-
criptbn. Through tbe dust covered man
tie whicli covered him were struggling
hot streams of prcsphaiion. For some
moments he could not speak but held
out hi-i hands for the diverted treasure,
which having been found, was soon given hini out of compassion. The pocket
book contained between $150 and  $200,
A lar^c consignment of all kinds of
Harness will be received next -rteanier
by j. B. Helmei. AGRICULTURAL.
The Old Farm-
Tl.i* ilear oltl farm!   it* every ro.l
In tnuifflll willi memories dear to met
k -.'ii *poi rooall-i seme i>*nou-* hour
ur ioj-uu-ichllilliood, Ruytuul (reo.
lioro Nature ��coms to ejtaa.lt liersolf.
In lull, and Htiv nn. .in.i sunny Hold ;
[n thom I limi companionship
Tbe crowded city cannot yield.
Whnt nre Ita shallow joys to me
It- poinp and -how. Its sordid wealth.
Qiven in -.'xehnin-o for hen van's pure air,
For bounc-less freedom and rugged health)
l.nt liim who loves tin- sickly Bhndo
li-hiiui thoconnterBompoond bjw;
Tn ice ii 8eom8 u bettor think'
To Foel iiio sunlight on my brow.
Ami to thu ono who falsely BOOHIS
The manly mrmor'f' honest toll,
Uogratllng lieonis the work that gains
a living from tho generous --oil;
I'd point lilm outeomo famous names
Our country's prldu and glory now.
Of muii whose youth did iioLdi-id*Uii
Tn wtold tlie ux or drive the plough,
Um loi tho runner know his worth,
l.i'ty uml hold hli mien  lioiild ho.
Hi- win full nitons, and oloar his mind,
HU duty and opinions free.
ii would bo rough and cruel wiih thom I
iuld give hint to understand he waa not
lhe niiUi 1 Wished Ki employ.
Thu cattle market i.i more encouraging
now ili.ui it has been tor several yeardpast,
and in ordor to obtain a good price we must
misa choice uattle, iuatead of senilis ��� thia
wo oanuot do unless wo matiage right; keep
them growing from the day wo tirat ace
them until they aro ready for market.
Raising dolts���
The price of horses at the present time
is not very onooiira-*ing to breeders. The
market is overstocked and while the beat of
each I'raili- will bring a good price every
time, the inferior animala, even though
fairly good, are aold for leaa than a remunerative figure to tlio breeder.
Tins -rocs lo carry out the principle that
it pays to raiae thooest of whatever kind of
stock it may be.
Tlm-careful Hi
ightand industry
wiih ilei fortllo sod,
nprovnl win
ii oonsotonoo ami from lind.
Die B\*
, .l.ni
Co-operation Amongst Farmers-
To oo-oporato moans to join together for
tlm purpose nf producing an oflaob,    Mon
i porato   in   oidcr   to   aecoinpliah   thai
which i' La Impossible for thom to carry out
whon working senaratoly. Ah olvllixatlon
tulvanoos, this principle in ever booomlog
mora important, Agriculturists In general
nro somewhat stow to Uko hold of and es<
IuIjIj.hIi tliafrfbusfnau on i'.*o.ii-u*n'livehii*,ir**
yot certain otassoa have boon working along
this line and not without oflbot.
Tlie patronising nf theao factories or
oroamoriOBi tlio forming of dairymen's 08*
BooiatlonBi tho appointing of a diary commissioner, arc all advances baaed upon lho
I'o-u-icr.ihvc principle, and dairymen lima
oo-oporatlng have bocomo more prosperous
than any other elans of agriculturists, Thia
industry has also been built up to such an
extent that our export of dairy products
now oxoeods in value that of any othor
commodity exported, with the exception
of the oui[iut of ttieforost, Fruit-grcvors,
also working on thin principle, aro openin,
out for themsolvos markets, protecting
thomselvos againat fraud and establishing
their ri-pulutoii in fnroign markets in a
way that it would he impossible for them
io tin wore thoy not co-operating ; yet even
in connection with these industries the
principle has but eomnionued to bo applied.
We arc. Badly ill need of a development of
this system of working amongst our farm*
ors. Thc appointment of a dairy com-
tniasioner haa done much to forward the
dairy industry in Canada. Many other
Industries that oan bo successfully carried
on in Canada require commiaaionerE-.
Through the instrumentality of the Dairy-
man's Association, dairying haa been made
more profitable than it formerly waa.
Might not other aasoeiationabecHtabliaiicil,
und a-.-i-oinpbah   a similar   work?
Through the work of tho fruit-growers'
Association that industry is receiving a
h tint ill us lhat could ho given it in no olher
way. All thoso are lienotiLs arising from
co-operative work, yet oven in conucctn
wiih those Industriesoo-oporation bus been
applied along only n. few particular lines,
'hire arc numberless others upon which tho
principal might ho operated. Not only
Bhould each industry be represented by
association, but tin* farmers iu oaoh section
should constitute an Association. Tho farmers of a district might co-opera to iu tho im-
nrnvoinont of tholr stock, say, for iUtiBlra-
lion, by purchasing a bull superior to what
auy ono of tllOIII could afford to buy.  They
might co-oporato in tho testing of now varf
elica of Bcoil grain or roots, one tosting a
FfW of thn'latcst varieties of sood oata, another varlntlos of sood wheal, a third vari-
olios of turnips, ami so on. Flundrods ot
oxpariments might no cnmluetod in thin
way lhat WOlll I lie of much value to the en-
lire community, and would require but a
vory Kiniill mil lay nn the purl of each nidi
vidua] fanner, valuable work might also
he done in'Im murl.el.ing of produce, as,
for instance, in tha marketing of pork, li
it woro so managed that In the neighbor,
hood a carlo nl would ho ready for llie market at ono tlmo, they could  be shipped by
tho assooiation ; or if purchased for ship*
ment by a buyer, he could afford to pay*
moro on account of getting a full carload in
i his locality.
Tho farmers of a BCoUoil could moot onco
a wcok or once in two wooks during the
winter month", ami talk over audi matters
as wo have hero referred to, or dlaoi
other siihjoots relating to their interests,
Occasionally a meeting of a semi-social
eliaraotor which both sexes might attend
would cultivate a social feeling, which fa
milch needed fn many agricultural districts.
Stick uo*operation would bo of immeasurable value to our agricultural community
wore it fully carried out, Farmers would
in bills way become hotter acquainted with
am) more sociable toward each other j they
would iiiuke fanning moro profitable, and
got better returns for their labor ; and, by
occasionally disoiissing tlroir interests In the
way   already intimate!, thoro   would  not
oxlsl so muoh difference of opinion in mat.
tors political and otherwise that affect lho
fanner. Thin it will bo seen that by cooperating, by nulling together, by moving
as a body, and by helping each other, we
aro helping nursolves, and iu this way wn
���������ill accomplish more than wo over could
if each one continued to work simply by
and for himaolf.
raeiline Calves-
Having been very Bttocessfll] inysolf rain-
Ing oalvos'upon sour milk I will give my
motlioil, 1 allow tho calf to remain
wiih the mother until it. ia two days old, It
then placed iu a yard by  itaelf and   fed
The jury had retired for consultation
prior lo bringing in a verdict of "tiuilty"
which was expoctod of them. Retiring at
allaeomcd little moro than a farce, for
from thc beginning to tbe end of the case
the evidence had gone so steadily against
tlio defendant that by the time the last
witness had been called there was no manner of doubt iu the publi<* mind that Robert
Sullivan had deliberately and in cold blood
murdered Jack Wilder, and it needed not
the vigorous speech of the prosecuting attorney to convince anyone to that effect.
The evidence being briefly summed up,
ran as follows: Robert, or, as be is more
familiarly called, Rob Sullivan, while iu a
state of intoxication, quarrelled with and
lost bis last cent to Jack Wilder, a professional sharper. Awaking the morning
after his debauch to find himself beggared,
While it certainty would not bo ailvla-   he had sworn in tho   presence of several
.    - . ���* .... ...:. .��.. ,��� ..... i.:,. .������...... i,���..i- .... i.in  il,,.
able for every farmer t n go into tho business
of raising trotters, it as certainly will pay
those who are ina condition to do it, to try
raising colls from n trotting aire,
Ou nearly every farm maybe found one
or more mares that are or have boon what
ia called a "good traveller." Ono that
carries her head well up, ia well formed,
although she may ho past hor prime, still
capable of raising a colt every year. Such
a marc bred to cither a trotter or a good
coiu-h stallion of tine action and speed, will
produce n colt thai when matured and well
trained, will command nearly, if not quiti
U much again money, as a oolt from tho
OOmmoil run of draft horaea.
It is an excellent plan to brood to tlio
same  aire two   years    in   lUOOOIston!   tho
chances aro that by ao doing a woll-matohod
pair of colta will bo the result, which, if
lho aire bas spood, good action, and spirit,
will probably mako a Hue carriage team
that some olty man with a long pockethouk
will tie willing to buy at a price that will
help a good waya toward paying tho mortgage that bus been running so many years,
and which it soomed impossible to lift.
But the brooding in not all that must bo
attended lo. Tho bent of colta, if ill cared
for, will bring uo more than a common one
well cared for.
The oolt must bo generously fed, stabled
in cold weather, ami kept In growing and
thrifty condition or it will not do credit to
its breeding. It nover pays to neglect young
slock of any kind, if poorly brad good care
and good food will go far to Improve them,
while tlie woll-brou .luimal ia enhanced in
value accordingly thereby.
The colt, whou it has arrived at an age
suitablo for training or " breaking,'1 should
he placid in the hands of a professional who
understands thc business.
Hois more capable to train it than tho
farmer ; and when welling time comes the
colt handled by tho professional trainer will
bring a better price than the half broke colt
which the owner has put into harness and
driven himaolf.
As au illustration of this theory of good
breeding, I will mention that a man of my
acquaintance has aold over one thousand
dollar** worth of colta raised from a blind
mare which ia of no particular breeding
simply a good formed, dark bay, whioh ho
has bred as above recommended. Iu addition
to theae rales ho has still two colts on hand,
Good breeding will pay evory time.
Oan tbo Farmer's Wifo Afford to Overwork?
It aeema lo bo an undisputed fact that
lho farmer's wifo generally works beyond
her strength, It is not always becaime her
means will not admit of tbe extra expense,
or that her husband ia unwilling to provide
help, but for one cause or another many
farmer-)' wives go without the extra help
and "gotalong" alone.
In hot weal her tho work is usually bur-
densomo, as the extra men that are r quired
to carry on tlio farm work aro commonly
boarded by lheir employer, aud tho wash,
ing and ironing for the month hands dono
as woll. The caro of the milk ja greater too
in summer, uud all thia, witb the languor
and fatigue occasioned by any labor in ex
t renin hot weather, makes the housework
on a farm loo much for one woman to di
without danger of her health giving away
under the strain. Why so many women
will persist in doing it is a mystery. Take
tho country ihrnugh, you will find the ma'
jority of women, thoso whoso hnshandscm-
plny from ono to a half a dozen men, aro
doing their work alono, or with tho help of
the older children j and in addition I o thia
are doing the entire sowing for tho family,
it ia said that the larger portion of the
Inmates of our insane asylums aro farmers'
wives. For my own part, I have always
stoutly disputed this Btatoinent aa rollout-
Ing discreditably upon our vocation - but if
it is true I have no doubt the cause may
be traced to overwork, and this i.i more
often tllO fault of the wife herself than
of hor husband, Many a man would be
willing to pay a girl's wages rather thun
havo his wife jaded and tired out with
The difficulty of scouring ofllolont help ia
often argued ua an ovcuso for uot keeping
help in the kitchen, and in some parts of
tlm country this ia a valid reason. If some
agency could be established to bring to the
farmer's kitchen aome of lhe girls who laud
upou our shores in search of employment, it
might be bonolicial to all concerned, The
trouble ia, girla are learning that thoy can
got hotter pay than ia offered in the country, aa woll aa fewer hours of luhor.in othor
employments, so they are Hocking to tha
titles to work in  factories and stores.
Many a farmer's wife goes without help
as a matter of economy. Yet it oftentimes
turns out to bo a poor one. The round of
labor necessary to bo done on a farm wil'
in time wear out the strongest frame, A
healthy woman, pnascssed of a strong con
titution, may bo able to bear up under it
for several years, but aooner or later tho
���rush will come, and what thon '!
A long, tedious illneas, at best, with doc-
tot's bills amounting to more than enough
to havo paid a hired girl* perhaps lingering
iliacaao or even death. How has sho or any
QUO olso���utlloss it bo the doctor-boon
benefited by her economy. The time comes
when she tl obliged In havo the help, hut
lifca limes .i day until it ia two weeks old, loo late lo save her health. This ia poor
Food at regular houra ��� morning, noon, uud economy Indeed, Hut it Is tho mother of
young children who needs help more, por-
niglil.    Tin* milk should bu fed sweet, until
ii nlf fl one month old- being careful not,
toieald ii ; novorallow a young oalf cold
mill< aa it ia likely io cause scours.
When the calf m a month old, add a
small amount ot sour milk ; thia chaugu
should bo a gradual one in order tu keep
him healthy, and in a thriving condition.
As soon as ho relishes the sour milk I
boil corn, and add a quart of lho enrn wator
lo his milk, I also givo bim some of thu
boil d corn ; this bo becomes vory fond of
iu a short time, I feed oata, bran nud oil
meal, changing from ono to iho other, in
order to givo him a variety, Care must be
taken while he is very young not to over*
lead him, as ho would refuse his Jood and
get a set back ; keep his appetite good and
he will grow ; never neglect him ifyouwisb
to realize a profit trom him.
Il is of'ou dihagrccahlc to teach a calf to
f 1 from a pail -.   they insist upon turning
ihe nose up Instead of down,   Still patience
and perseverance for a day or two will result, in hia taking his meals aftor this fashion
I have a man who gives him his firat les-
bous, aiier whicli I got along nicely ; bo
patient and gentle with them when young,
and you will have no trouble with thom
when older.
I think oalvos often suffer for want of
water aa many people think il not necessary
to give it .o them, so Inng as they are ford-
ing mill;, fllvo them water twice a day
regular. Stuck of nil kinds require euro,
and the bettor care thoy are given tha more
profit we get iii return.
I havoslcors iwo years old that I can
hand In as easily aa I can a eat; if I ride
through  tlio    pasture   ami   call   them   by
na (thoy arc all namod) they will follow
mo, lick my hand and seem pleased to sen
me. I have no patience wilh a man who
will kick or pound Ills stock ubout ��� wo
have over forty head of eattlo, all kind and
gonilo, most of thofn have been raised upon
our farm.    If I bad a man   in my employ
Imps, than lhe woman who ia not thua on
cumbered with hoi* work, audit is moat
often she who does without it j as in tho
earlier* years of tho homo life tho family
finances aro generally considered as not
sullicient to ptovidc help in the houae. So
iho young wife aud mottier at tbo vory timo
whon ahe ahould In* spared, |h obliged to do
double duty, doing the hnuaework and rent
iug tho children, loo. It ia quitu likoly if
she doos not givo out entirety beforo then,
that by tho timo Iho children are grown up
there will be sullicient means to pruvjdo
help, but alio will look back at tho years
that nre gone with the wish that she could
have bad moro timo to enjoy her little ones,
had not ahe boon obliged to havo them
secondary to the never-ending round of
household labor.
It Bhould bo considered as one of tho
neenshnry expanses of tho farm to provido
suitablo help In tho kitchen. Where it is
Impossible to keep steady help,   at least lot
tho washing and ironing i,r ]���-t out. There
is usually some ouo in the neighborhood
willing to do such work, and it will lighten
tho work iu the house wonderfully.
Somo farinors' wives do thoir work alone
rather than have tho annoyance of ill-
trained or Inefficient help. Ill-cooked food
and broken dishes are certainly annoying,
but it is not best to bo too exacting. * We
should not look for perfection, and a girl
who can was!* and iron, do plain cooking,
and waall the dishes with it reasonable
amount of breakages-, ia pretty sure lo earn
her wages, and the  woman doing the Work
In a farmhouse who ean secure such a girl
Oannot afford to do her work alone, at least
through the heated term- when there ia so
much extra work to bo dono.
The total  gold   production   of Central
Queensland for the lost  year wna 160,000
with ore averaging I <>/.. 13 dwt. lo the
wiines-oh to get hia money back or kill the
man wbo had outwitted bim. Accordingly
be had sot ont to moot Wildor on hia return from a neighboring town, and next
day tbe body of the latter was found in a
lonely stretch of tha road with a knife
sticking in his heart.
Sullivan had boon obliged to admit that
he had met hia enemy near this spot, aud
that they had a stormy interview, but
maintained that they had parted without
blows, as Wilder promised him to restore
hia money, Thore waa no tittle of olrcimi-
stantial evidence wanting to uoullt-m the
appearance of Sullivan's gui't, aud oven
tho attorney for the defence win privately
convinced of ihe falsity and absurdity of
hia client's plea of "Not Guilty,"
Tho judge, a largo pompoiui man, having
instructed the jury in hia most sovero and
autocratic manner, busied himself with some
papers, and did not deign a glance to the
assembly below. It was, us could readily
bo observed, a gathering of small tradea-
peoplo and farmers, Hero and thero the
keen faeo of a lawyer or that of
stranger from tho neighboring city
Stood out boldly from the sea of honest
vacuity which surrounded it.
Thu prisoner sat with Ilia faeo buried in
his bands, which had loat thoir former tan,
and wero pale and trembling. Near him
was his wife, hugging a aickly babo to hor
breast, and showing in hor wild eyes,
twitching mouth, and every lino of her
meagre, stooping figure, the terror which
held her in its grasp. A hrcathlca* silence
was upon that audience iu the shabby
country court-room: even tho baby had
ceased its fretful wailing, and tbo hu/./. of a
blue-bottle Ily cntanged in a spider's web in
the window was thc sound that broke the
Five minutes passed, ten, twenty, and
still the jury had uot come. A murmur uf
impatience began to bo heard, and presently tho judge beckoned the sherllV to him
and whispered a few words in bis car, saw
him depart through the same door which
apparently swallowed up the jurors. The
sheriff mado Ida way through several gloomy
passages into a large, light room, where he
inquired of the foreman if they woro not
yet agreed.
"No, we ain't!" gruflly responded that
functionary. "There's eleven of ua for
hangin', but Conway there won't hear to
it. He wants to clear the fuller out an'
says he'll slay with us till Kingdom come
beforo he'll budge an inch."
Giles Conway, the man whoso obstinacy
was causing auoh unnecessary delay, was
seated rather apart from the rest, aud wore
the brown jeans and soft hat which marked
him a farmer. Kven had not the absence of
uny attempt at foppishness proclaimed his
caste, there was something about him which
insensibly connected itself iu the observer's
mind with tlm free windaanduntrammo'led
sunshine of thc country. Ho waa much the
same colour from his head to his feet, fo
eyea, akin, hair, aud heard were a'iki
brown, and only the deep lines ou his firm,
squarely-out face showed that ho was no
longer young, Juat at present he seemed
in no wise disconcerted hy the wrathful impatience of his associates, but pushing his
felt hat further buck on his head, aud settling himself mora comfortably in his
wooden chair, said slowly
" No, friends, you won't ever get mo to
hand over a man to thc gallows on sueh
evidence aa that, an' Micro ain't no special
uso of cussin' about it, for it won't do a
bit of good."
"Ob, but that's such foolishness !" broke
in one of the group. " Hero's all this evidence that no man in his senses could doubt,
agoin1 to prove that lInbSullivn.ii killed -luck
Wilder, and here you sit liko a bump ou a
log, and won't listen to none of it."
" That's juat it," replied Conway. " Yi
all think that evidence liko that ortcr hang
a man, but if you'd soon as much of that
sort ol tiling aa 1 have you'd think dillureut.
1 ain't much nf a talker, but maybe you
wouldn't mind listuuin' to a caso of this
kind I happened to know about, an' maybe
tho timo I'm done���an' it won't take me
ougto tell it���you'll seo why 1 don't want
to hung a young fellow I've known nearly all
my life tor something that very likely he
didn't do.
Vou all know how when I wasn't much
ovor twenty I went West an' put all the
money I could rake and scrape into ���**, ranch
au' cattle. Well, tha placo next to mine
was owned by a young fellow���we'll call
him Jim Saunders, although that Isn't his
name���who'd come out like me to make Ida
fortune. We took to oach other from the
firat, an' pretty soon we woro moro like
brothers than a good many of tho real
article I've seen since. After a whilo Jim
told me he was goin' to get married, an' a
few weeks tatcr, he brought home tho prettiest little thing you'd see in a day's ride.
She had lots of yellow hair that wasulways
tumblin' down over her shoulders, an' big
blue eye.-", an'a voice like a wild bird, an
Jim���well, ha thought there wasn't nobody
like Milly in all thc country,
" She seamed fund of him, loo, at first,
but it wasn't long before I could see that
it was a clear oaao of misfit all round,
Then* was lots of oxuiibo for her, for of
course jt waa a hard life, an' alio lovod
finury an' pretly things, an' Jim didn't
have the money to give cm to hor, though
be worked early an' Into, an' did his level
best to make somethln' mora than a llvin'
Maybe it would have turned nut al
right in timo if it hadn't boon that one day
Jim wont to the nearest town lo buy snmu
tannin' im pieman tu. an' full in them with a
fellow ho uaed to know back Hast, and
uotliin1 would do him but ho must go home
with .Mm to sou how he was fixed. We)lL
ho eomo, an' it was a black day for Jim
when hu sot foot nu his threshold, for from
lhe minute ho saw Milly ho hadn't oyes for
iiothin'else, and she beln' a woman was
mightily sot up to think a city man would
sot such store by her.
" Ho mado himaolf so pleasant an' so
much at homo that they begged him to stay
all night, an' long about twelve o'clock ha
Was, or pretended to bo took awful sick,
They worked with him till ho got bettor,
aud wouldn't boar of his tryin' to go away
next mornin'; so he stayed on, sattin' on
lho big rookin chair with a pillow behind
him an' talkin'to Milly whilo Jim was off
at work. Ho didn't seem in nn particular
hurry about goin', but Jim never spicionud
for a minute that anything was wrong, for
ho liked tha follow first-rale, un' wouldn't
no more havo thought of doubiin' Milly
than ha would the Lord that mado him.
" Ono f'venin' ho came in late, tirod an
hungry, an' found that his wife���his wife
that ha loved���had toft him and gnna away
with that devil that he thought was hia
friend 1 Ho went wild for a while. It
soemed to him liko everything was black
around bim, an' there waa great splotches
of blood before Ins oyus, an' he could hear
voices that kept alaughin' at him and call-
in'him a fool, an'the only thing ho hold
fast to was that ho must follow 'um to tho
world's end and kill tho man that had took
away all he had. Ho ho tractod 'um, now
here, now thoro, but always thoy doubled
ou him, lillutlas', when his money waa
gone, ho loat'em altogether.
Thou he came to himself a little,
an' sold his ranch, an1 wont back to hia
old  home to  wail���for ho knowed some
how that one day, sooner or later
the Lord would give him hia revenge. He
worked while ho waited, au1 made money
an' got well off, an' nobody knew uotliin'
'bout hia ever hein' married, so he had
somethm' like peace. But he never forgot,
an'after awhile it seemed like he didn't
feolso hard towards Milly, fir he remembered how young sho was, au' how foolish,
an' what u devil she had lo deal with ; an*
sometimes he could aeo her wilh tbe pretty
colour all gone from her cheeks, au' the
laugh from her voice, heartbroken an' deserted.
*'At last, twenty yeara afterward, when
he was gottin' on iu life, his time caine. He
was ridin' along no: thiukin' about anything in particular, when he happened to
look up, an' there, oomln' towards him
'roun' a bend in the read an' ridin* on a
big black horse, was tha man he'd waited
for all theae years. They knowed each
other the minute their eyes mot, an' tho
fellow got white us chalk an' pulled'his
horae clean back on his haunches tryin' to
turn roun1 an' make a run for it, but it
wasn't no good, for Jim was oil hia horse in
a minute an' had bim by the throat, an' in
less time than it takes to tell it ho had pulled him down, curaiu' au' eiittiu' at him, to
the ground. Then, hold In' him there, with
his knee ou his breaat an' his knife at his
throat, ho says;
"���Where's Milly? Tell ino, or I'll cut
your devilish heart out!'
" The fellow glared back at him like a rat
in a trap, an' aoein' death in his eyes, an'
knowing 'twas no use lo lio, aaya:
" ' She's dead ; ahe got sick when wo got
lo New York, an' I left her, uY she died in
a week.1
"'I'd orter kill you like a auake, but
I've always lived sipiare, an' the Lord
helpin' ma I'll die that way, so I'll give you
an even chance, Got out your knife am)
fight, an1 romembar that ono of ua has got
to die ri-Jni. here.'
"Thon he let him up, mu! they wont at
it. They waa protty evenly matched to
look at 'cm, but .1 im thought of Milly dyin'
all alono, uu' fought liko a tiger, an' protty
soon he luft tha man that had como botwoon
'em slill'an' stork witb a knife in hia heart,
an' a white faeo a-glarin' up at thu sky.
"Then comes in the part of the story that
t want you ull to take for a warnin', befoi
you'll bo so quick to find any man guilty i
tintlun' but circumstantial evidence, When
lhe body was found nobody over thought
of'spiciouin' Jim, but everything pointed
to another man as the one who had done
the killiu'. He'd sworn to kill the dead
man ; he waa on tho hunt for him when
last, aeon, an' bo couldn't prove no alibi,
So they arresttd him, an' the firat Jim
heard of it he was summonsed nn the jury
that was to try him. Jim hadn't never
thought of giving himself up for a murderer,
for ho knowed he'd fought and killed bis
enemy fair an' square, nn' ho waa glad ho
done it. Ho didn't stfo that it was any
businesa of the law's to interfere between
'em, and ho didn't liko to drag Milly's
name before the judge nn' jury an' all the
people who wouldn't remember, liko he did,
when sho was young nn' innocent, Kven
when he waa summonsed he didn't bav
auy notion but he would be cleared who:
they'd looked into things somo, an' he made
up his mind not to say nothiu' if ha could
help it.
" But whon bo got there everything went
so dead ugaiiiBt tha prisoner that if be
hadn't knowed ho'ddnno the killiu' himaolf,
he'd a-thought sure he was guilty. He got
kind of dazed at last, an' didn't seem to
know nothiu' till he found himself in a room
with tho rest of tho jury, 'an all eleven of
'em wanting to hang the man that ho knowed was intiooent Then ho camo to his
senses and voted againat 'em, an' wheu tl.ey
asked him for bis reasons he told 'cm the
story I've been tellin' ynu."
(iiles Conway stopped and ga/.ed steadily
into thu eyes ot hia audience, who had
gathered around him till they hemmed him
in on every side.
"An' what did they do with him ?" naked
the foreman at last.
" I don't know," bo answered slowly.
" It ain't docided yet, for Jack Wilder was
the man that run oil' with Molly, an' it was
mo that killed him."
The Dark 4'oiitliieiil 1* Hie Ilolti',1 Corner
or Ihe lurtli.
Africa ia tho hottest p.irt of the world,
One needs to turn only a tew pages ot
African travels to fool cool by comparison
iu thinking how very hot it might be,
Mungo Park, tbo intrepid pioneer of tho
Dark Continent, remarks upon tho awful
heat produced by a vertical aun in a dry
and sandy country, with a Scorching wind
blowing from tbo desert. Tho ground becomes umbcurahlo to tho naked foot, and
even thoroughly seasoned negroes
uot run from ono tent to another without
sandals. Often tbo wind from tho Sillian
was so great that ho could not hold his
hand in tho currents of air coming though
the chinks of his hut without feeling sensible pain, Masaowah ou the shore of the
Red Sea, has au average temperature for
the month of May of OOdegreca Fahrenheit,
and oven in midwinter the thermometer ia
said to riai* frequently over 100 degrees in
the shade. A naval ollicet- aaya the hottest
town in India ia nothing to Aden, while
Aden's boat is nothing to that of Masaowah.
It was at Mussowah that James Bruce, the
famous IStli century traveller, waa astonished to lind the heat had mado his sealing
wax inoro lluid then tar. Captain Lyon,
who mado tho acquaintance of tlio Sahara
oarly in tho century, was muah struck ly
absence of vegetation. He observed many
skeletons of animals, and occasionally
the grave of sums unfortunate human being.
The ami's heat had so dried all these bodies
that there was uo appearance of putrefiu
tion. Kven animals just dead gave forth
no offensive odor | and after a lung lino
thoir akin remained unbroken with tbo hair
still on it though so brittle us to fall apart
from a slight blow.
Journeying towards thu great desert
John Davidson was inunloreil by thn mi'
Liven,  and   his    private   printed   journal
i is.'iii) ia a ram ami most Interesting record
of African adveiiiuro, Whon lho thermometer in tho ���unmarked a temperature
of 141 degrees, he had to wrap pieces of
while wool aliout his -tUrnips, Moorish
daggers und all metallic articles, bounUBO
they grow too hot to bo handled.
Itts allirmod that egga may bo baked iu
llu* Iml s.ui.Is of upper Kgypt iuld Nubia,
and tha Arabs say, " In Nubia (he soil is
like tiro and the wind like a llaine."
When Bayard Taylor traversed the
Nubian desert bn aeumod to absorb tho
sun's boat until bo glowed like a live coal.
Tho skin of his face cracked and pooled off,
and had to bo annolnted every day with
butter, from tho alternate buttering and
burning, attaining at 1 .at the erispnesa of a
*' wel'-bastod partridge" This dry heat
acted also upon thu provisions. Dulob becamo liko pebbles of jasper, and whon lie
asked for bread bo waa given a .stone.
In liis notes of tho African experiences,
which endod with his death at Khartoum,
tho lamented (leneral Gordon made such
remarks upon tlio weather aa : " No man
under 40 years of ago should bo here, and
then only thoso who are uncustomed to
these climates. Voung follows novor will
stand the weai and tear and malaria of
theso countries.
The greatest of African travellers, David
Livingstone, tells bow tho hot wind of
Alahari desert warped every wooden thing
uot made in tho country, shrinking thu host
seasoned Knglish boxes, and furniture.
Little Willie Burns' Ail vent ure.
Willie   Burns,   aged   eight   years,   waa
brought to thu Central Police Station, Montreal, tho other morning, lobe interviewed
by the duet of 1'olicc, who was not glad to
see bim.    Willie waa footsore and hungry,
HiB bare foet were covered with mud. When
the police hoard Willie's  story, they gathered around and giuted at him curiously.
Think of a boy seven yeara old travelling
nearly all the way from Boston to Montreal
iuabbxear. That's what Willie did. He got
tired staying at home and decided to come to
Canada, It touk money to como to Canada.
Hu bad none. That did not trouble him
much,howovor. Hohadaniderandlieoarried
it nut. He waited around the station yard
watching the freight t rains being made up,
till finally ho found onethat waa coming
lo Montreal, When tho train moved out of
the yard it was dark, but the weather was
nice and warm, so Willie felt happy in tbo
roomy box ear which was loaded with long
Un and on went thu train. Willie begin
to get lonely and by-and-by ho had a very
empty feellug iu thu region nf bis waiat-
coat. He thought of Ida home���how be
wished bo waa back again I Tho train
slopped at hiiiiio station and aome 0110
wrenched open tho door of the car am)
looked In. With beating heart Willie hid
behind a box. When the man left tbe
VouturOBomo traveller watched hi�� chance
and jumped out. Ho though! ho waa at
Montreal, but it waa St. Lambert. Ho had
made up his mind lo come to Montreal and
cither by honk or by eraok moaiit to get
here. At 8 o'clock in the morning tho von*
turesoma Williu was dupoaited al lhe Ilona-
venture Station, lie had hidden on a
passenger train. Hu was exceedingly bun-
���"tyiind hia feel, wore cold. He hated to
do it, but Im oould not starve; bu went
and naked a policeman to lend him a tpiar-
ter. Such a request from auch a aoureo of
courao waa bogging. The officer look bim
lo tbo Chief of I'l.lico wlio told lho boy h<
would havo lo return him to Itostnn at
onco as Montreal had lota of pour buys
without importing them. Hu Instructed
tbe ollieer o go to tbo fl.T.U. and C.I'.U
depot and see if he could not persuade those
corpon'tinua to take Willie hack free to
Boston. Tho officer failed in his mission.
They had been heul.cn outof one ride by
tho young adventurer and could not see
why tbey ahould now give him another frco
ride, Thoy really oould not sympathize
with auch depravity. What is to be done
witb Willie? That's thoqucation that the
Chief wants some uno lo answer.
A Weather Theory-
Professor Wiggins believes that telegraph
wires cause drouth, that the utmoaphere
cannot absorb moisture unless it is oharged
with electricity, and that upon an oblate
spheroid like tbe earth tho electricity will
Inevitably collect at the equator. " If, however*" bo says, " there bo elevated spots ou
a spero, electricity will collect on them.
Should these spots or continents be connected by wires it might accumulate on each
alternately. This has happened thia yeur,
and America haa all the electric energy,
and Europe has lost it j so that our continent is flooded and Kurope is burned up with
drouth." HIb conclusion from all this is
that electric wires should bo buried.
Like Lif-htiiintr.
Thc rapid action of the " i*reat pain
cure," Poison's Nervilino, in relieving tha
most intense -tain, is a matter of wonder to
n'l wbo havo used it. There ia nothing
surprising in its results, for it is mado of
tlio strongest, purest and most efficient
remedies known in medicine. Nervilino
cures toothache instantly ; cramps in tiv<
minutes ; neuralgia after two applications
rheumatism is at onco relieved by its uae ;
and tbe name nay bo said ot all kinds of
pain. Sample bottles, ousting only Hi cents,
at any drugstore. Tho largo bottles only
20 cents, Poison's Nervilino aold by druggists and country dealers.
A process ol olimhialing smokulroin   the
combustion of coal haa been discovered by
nii ingmiioua (iormaii.
Dr. Harvey's Southern Bed Pino for
OOUgtlS and OOlds is (he most reliable and
perfect cough medicine iu thu market. Kor
sale everywhere.
A country fellow, anxious  to  see the
Queen, left hia native village, and went to
London tu --ratify his curiosity.
Upon |i|b return bis wifo asked him ** hal
the Quaon waa like.
Like!"   cried   Hodge. "Why, 1   was
r so cheated in all my lolfe.   What dost
think, Margaret! Her anna are loiko thine
an' inoine, although I   had  hoerd scores o'
times her arms were ft lion and a unicorn.'
Cntiiiibalism Among Escaped Convicts-
Tlie Vladivostok, published in the Russian Pacific settlement of that name, gives
a terrible account of the treatment of llua-
���iinn convicts on the island of Unora. Tho
investigation recently made into tbo charge
ot groBS and barbarous cruelly preferred
against a certain Ktianoff, chief labor overseer of the penal island, has resulted in thai
official's suspension 011(1 arrest. This
Ivhunoil', who was himaolf originally sent
out. as a deported convict, perpetrated such
intolerable tortures upon thc unfortunate
convicts under Ins ehaxgo that twenty of
them mutilated themselves in' a dreadful
manlier, in order tn frco themselves from the
labor yoke of tins official miscreant, A
much larger number made thoir escape iuto
l lie Taiga, where they stillereil indescribable
misery from hunger and sickness. A re
captured refugee trom the Taiga had in his
posacaaion some pieces of human tlcsh, and
his confession that tbe escaped prisoners
murdered and ate the physically weaker of
their companions hai, it is stated, b<
confirmed by subsequent discoveries.
Pickering College-
Tina charming college is situated near
the village of Pickering, on tbo north shore
of Lako Ontario about :':.'. milos oast of Toronto, Tbe locality is healthful, high and
dry, and the outlook tho tiiieal, in Ontario.
It speaks well for the school when there was
not one case of pick ne is during the past
year. Tbe board is excellent, Tho courao
of study thorough and woll graded, bo that
parcnla need not hesitate to send young
pupils us well us older. Thocol'ego is under
the management of tho Society of Friends,
which in itself ia a sufficient recommendation, but when aro added tho advantages in
the lino of low rates for beard and tuition,
tha healthy locality, the dofinito Christian
training, tbe result is a college complete iu
every particular.��� See adv.
Spots of grease in sill* generally disappear if covered with magnesia or gently
rubbed with water aud the whito of an
Patent medicines ditl'ov���-One hai reason*
ablonesB, another has not. One has reput a-
tion���another has not. Ono haa confidence,
born of success-���another haa only "llopQI","
Don't tnko it for granted that all
patent, medicines are alike They aro
not. Lot tbo yoars of uninterrupted
sucre-is and the tens of thousands
of cured and happy men and women, placo
Dr. Piorco's Golden Medical Discovery and
Dr. Piorco's Favorite Prescription on tho
sido of the comparison to which ihoy belong. And thoro isn't a stale or territory,
nor hardly a country iu the world,
whether ita people realize it or not,but have
men and women in thom that'ro happier
becauso of their discovery and their effects.
Think of this iu health. Think of it in
lloknoBS, And then, think whether ynu can
afford to make the trial if the makerB can
afford to lake the risk tn givn your money
back, as thoy do, if thoy do uot bouotlt or
euro you.
WiiiintTto Wait-"
" Augustus," aaid Angelina In bor lover
"Vou know that father has recently in
vested in a silver mine, and is going there
utoi.ee, and 1 cannot leave mother alone.
So I aak you, dear Augustus, how long
would you wait for me 1"
" Wait for you, my darling''" exclaimed
Aiigualus, " I will wait for you until we
learn bow Ihe silver liifno turns out."
Why Lt in jt About
Willi painful coma?    Putnam's Corn (fix*
tiaotor  will  remove  them  painlessly iu
a few days,    Use the safe, sure, ami   pain-
1 iss com ouro���Putnam's Corn Extractor.
At druggists.
A. P. (1117.
Here is an incident from the South
���Mississippi, written in April, 1S90,
just after thc Grippe had visited that
country. " I am a fanner, oue of
those who have to rise early and
work late. At the beginning of last
Winter I was ou a trip to tlie City
of Vicksburg, Miss, .where I got well
drenched in a shower of rain. I
went home aud was soon after seized
with a dry, hacking cough. This
grew worse every day, until I had
to seek relief. I consulted Dr. Dixon
who has since.(lied, and he told me
to get a bottle of Boscuee's German
Syrup. Meantime ray eoii;,li grew
worse and worse anil then thc C rippc
came along and I caught lhat also
very severely. My condition then
compelled me to do something. I
got two bottlcsof German Syrup. I
began using them, and before taking
much of the second bottle, 1 was
entirely clear ofthe Cough ihathad
hung to mc sihmg, tho Grippe, and
alll& bad effects, I felt tiptop nud
huve felt that way ever :imv."
1*i-;ti:k J.Biuam, Jr.,Cayuga, I lines
Co., Miss. U
You need n't go to Florida, but takej
Of  Pure  i orwcfl-n  Cod Liver
Oil and Hypophospliites.
flesh producer and It is almost as Palatable as Milk. Be sure to get the genuine
put up in salmon-colored wrappers.
Prop-rod "illy by Kelt k lloivim, llollovlllo.
rilK.U'UKHS ami older Schnlnv*-  can uml;
MPROVKD central Toronlo  Properties Id
'luuilie for fann html-.    Money to loan.
neatly. IMiii-kHU-ek. Vo'ilfl A   4 limit- Id..
lie ii Ily,
/,< W.II
That nooplo would havo hrm regularly lining
imr ToMul. Snip- since Hli Moiiy seen Inn*.-
���-���in*-.- if they Iml nol hoon GOOD " TllO -nihil-*
arc not. I'ools atut do not, OOlltlltllO I a tmy --ninl-i
iinlus*- tnoy arc Batiufaotor***.
Drive mil DyspopsiA
or it will rtiivo out
tlieu.    UnoK. I>. O.
Kino Batnplo mailed
to any U'lttrCBS.
m:w <.i.ihi.(I��. N,B..-l*A.VAH.t-
ormSTATlOST., 130BTON, B1A SS.
Mention thin pi pur
t K.
1 uniireccili-nteil fn ���ililio-* for no-iuiring n
llmroiiKli kniiwli-il-s'ii of ''uitini* in nil it..-.
bnin,-|ieH-nl��oiik'<'iil-'orllic Me Howell Knifing Miiohlno, Write torolroulrtr��1123 VongoSt,
ii niton-*! <.ii n\��i: r�����!'., ilti��
ratoOntarln Oanoo Oo., ii.nl
Ivfalcorti of I'otorbornugli Canooa for Hunting
Kl-hinir. Sliooliiitf Hhilln, Sull Ho.it", Steam
liaunclie-.   Send :t cent H-tamp for   ('nt:ilo->u
Agents every whore.
rjorlgoSoaKSohool Seal-. Olllcc nnd Iliuik
Stampa, Stamps of evory description,
io Kin- 81 reel Wri-i, Toronto,
Write for eircn'iir-i.
for mill'l-y( In* Sn st Pa till
Coui-any In Mliincsolu.   Scud for Mnps aud (.'ircii-
Urs. They will be sent lo you
Aftn* lhe real
forlng from  lu-
'^-^ij^Y    my wife --oi   oi
���At,K>'Wt;    ST.   l.KON MIN
���fii'J Tho happy trim i
V lirlngiliigranda;
imiiif-tit.   We   i rl
Liim MihiKhi} ��
i:  in;; any ln(|Ulrlcn.
ildBKI'll I'llll
n court
uh by
ion it
,d per-
Branch - 11�� Yonj
<B    St.
A-iilr-e-r.      HOPEWELL CLARKE.
land ('oiimilKiituiior, Bi. Paul, Minn,
tl'B S--i*:tnpil-
iiii*i now I want to bow
and aay
1 Thank You'
Iwa-iliaillyatTecled ivllb
BcBCUtn aiul Ncrnfnln
Sown, covering almost
tlio whole of ono side of
my fn���, nearly to tha M���* PnM-ar-
top of my heart. Running sore-* (Jiaotiargod
from both oars. My oyos were very had, Ihc
eyelid* no noit it wiih painful ii|)eiijn-* 01
Oloslllg tholii. For nearly a year I wan deaf.
i weul to Hie hospital and hnd nn operation
performed for tlio removal of a cal a rant from
ono rye. Ono day my sister brought mo
Hood's Sarsaparilla
which I took, and gradually began lo fuel hotter nnd stronger, apd slowly tbo noros on my
oyos and in my ears healed. I can now hear
ami boo on well na ovor." Mas, Amanda Pais-
i.i:v, 171! Lander Street, Ncwhurjili, N. V.
Get the Genuine!
Sold Everywhere!
Now roafly antl mulled (roo to alt applloanto.
Carefully -.clccled Fiirrn and (Jorden .Smiils,
nnd .Seed Grain. Oljploo Flower Sootln, Q'qan
Graaa nnd Clover Snods, .Special ail on Hon
paid loCorn for Kn-il.n*v.
IS I Ull 11
Qlvo, II Xiuli
-Svvi'i.l Bloop
A ATI I Hli s\ ���-''��� '������������������ .���'"*' "'-od not
nw ���  ���������*in.nir,miil,in.lliinu��l|it
ofniuiiciniil I'.O.Adilrc
will mail irli.i li<-ui
Dr T.UTl*n-H.Mi-:iueiM
c HoohoHtor.N.Y.  ,
Caiiliidliiu Olllco, ISO Adelaide BlrooL Wont
ii Knot or Shoo Unit- llOON
noi ill.  Win iwnlahyoiir
wn mako our
11 nm i woi" ill nil
A-k fnrtlii' J.D.KIltR&Oo.-U'i, purfeeMIt
ti)igi'iiodii, mid he happy,
Picki'itix*' College
A high grotto Boarding School for both hox****.
runr department* Preparatory. Collegiate,
Commercial and Fine  ins.   im-Ih expert*
BIHtft'l TenclM-r-4. Term- l'i*e-mr-\iorv JMIUHi
regular $]<i/'.l'0 per milium. Hflanlirul and
healthy location,   f-end for calendar to
Pickering, Ont,
Tm; Canadian Muiidmm,tuned monthly. -?i per
year. It* tlm **nlv  mii-ind |>cri��.di.-;il  In   Cnii.nh.
Honuifier n will contain vocnl and Initninie I
music, which) In lliocourM ol n year, would r-Mregnia
$i2 in value, if bought in oidiiiiiiy Bhoet muslo
To inn-rer.l music tn-irlier-i and stndrtitr., yottnj*
Indies and uciillcini'ii, wc iiinkit Ihc following Olfoi ���*:
(Ine, two, ihii'c in Imir -|u.u in ������')�����' muwiil ultuativn
illellhci ofllielr.*,lliii!lWr-v.U.'-i.*r.-.| C...ll.-,'cs
nl Music in Toronto, lUi.i-v.i, Kiri-Mon and il.dihx,
or fiom morLilly prelm-d prh.im ten- lien, Tlm
mi-ins will di in ml hi <-n ihc inst I union or lonelier
rhiiMii thut l.illht'-ir.ilc.wi* cive ihc Inltiiwiiiuliasi**:
year, Ihc
oaeli,  |Ia1f o
un. tun
il.  hm
.nl.' iiMcliur Uu
onidfl tonchoi la a
Musi.-, ono ictiolnslla
i proportion,  from a
lhh will bl- lidl tli.lt nl
I'ki uni l dlini! in ternn* lho requisite ininihi'r ol
mil. rriiiiliiiis will lii.itlni-.iil ii rush i-nuiuiit.-iioiiol
i3|ioi Mill.onnlliiilacrlpiionii'Qiilhi,
Por 'oopnid luiucrlplloni cva will give ono new,
good upright plnno,
'1 In* 1*1.111 pi upowd li very pnpiilni- lu I'.nrl.iiid and
Ami-iici, one Insiliutimi .dime   ia Potion   having
17- Modems who mc ni.d.l. d in mm* llu n ��� mdki
,isil  ult nl slnill.irwi-ik.   1' -.ami.l.' copies of
Illt-C-N'IIUN Mi mm.-.-,  will hi
ed in
SS till,'
I'm fm tin r pat linilai s r.dl on or tvi id* In
158 Yonge St., Toronto.
HOOD'8 PlLl.a '''"'" ���'������  Uver llln, Jan
lick hoatlaeho- hlliou��no��, Bonr itomnoh, n
Rubber Stamps
QuoonClty it. 8. Wkfl., it- VongoHi..Toronto
Endless Threshing Belts
llul.lirr nnil Slililnil Cullon
in 110, 110 nmi 120 loot loiiHtli.
fi inch I ply.
Vnry low for ciwh.
Prices Itcdiicci!
on ***ooonit Ifiuifl
I!i-paircd timl   Iti-liiiilt
Wo havo a largo Block of upright, bori-
r,nntalt plain ami trooilon k'n-jliiea of our
own nnd other makes.
Write ua liefore htlj'lng eitlior a new or
Boeonil tutr111 engine, HIS HEIRESS
Perhaps he is hardly aware with what
strange earnestness hia wife ia perusing hia
conntenmice. Muriel sees something about
him that warns her it will scarcely be wise
to bring herself into prominence in his
sight bu long as she has Staines in her train,
but, a mad tit of wilfulness ia upon her, and
a I ti"iiii' to sound him, to aee if the fire
so iiuinistakahly smouldering within him
will hurat at her voice into a llama.
" It is so warm bore, it stifles me 1" ahe
says to Staines.    " Come into the hall."
She moves slowly through the thronged
room toward tho place where hor husband
stands, but as she reaches it, she acca he
has i putted bis position, and is now moving
indolently away from her, toward somedis-
ubciI rooms.
Possessed by her one idea, ahe follows
him���Statues always besido her���intoasido
room half liahtcn anil void of decoration.
Lady Itranksmorc, not aiming aome loose
wire in tlm dim light, catches her foot awkwardly in it, and atiunldoa. She sways
nervously, and puts out her arms as if with
an iiivoluntaiy demand for help ; a little
rounded " Oh !" of alarm breaks from hor
lips, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
"--..iVith   nu   exclamation,  Staines springs J
forward and catches her.    His lingers close   ��t times,' she says, leniently.
warmly round bor lovoly naked arm ;   Ho j     "'lo >H "bout the most unmitigated nuis
'   rudely awakened to the present hy an,ftnco I know," returns the cbarming man'*
-������--���������- ��� -���       ���   ��� *��� ���  ���-���*   *wifo promptly,
He has cntno up tn bar by Ibis time.
given tier to understand that she would
wait no longer Lit* her bill.    So shu gave
away the colonel."
" What a bore these dressmakers arc 1
One would think one could have money for
them the moment they choso to aak for it."
I was immensely obliged to Klfrida's
woman for all that. Out of simple gratitude
I gave her quite a large order the week
later. Ves, doesn't tbe old man look furious !    What has he hoard now, I wonder?"
" Perhaps ho is tired," suggests Mrs.
Ainyot, kindly. "Borne down by the bur-
den and bent of the evening, he is naturally
anxious to get homo,"
"He in unnaturally anxious to spoil my
Bport. To boo me happy la lu aeo him regularly on tho champ. Hois, I assure yon,
the very dearest old thing I" says tho col-
onol'a wife, gayly.
" I hope you don't wrong hini," persists
Mrs. Ainyot, "ho is old, you know ; ho may
"Ho is old enough, in all conscience. One
might perhapa indeed say bo is old enough
to ho once again young enough tn tin eager
for an early couch ; hut that ia uot his ailment."
Woll, I dare say ho Ih a little wearing
-*s*s*s*s*--s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*s*- J"    MX
arm that coming between him and Lady
Brnitkimero- hurls bim backward t<> where
tlie wall checks and Hiipports him.
Win n lio recovers himself, it Is tn find
UratikMucra slnring at him with an unpleasantly savngo longing on his dark, swarthy
face. St:itnesi goes down beforo that look,
and stands, panting heavily, against the
friendly wall.
Lady Hraiiksmcrn has shaken herself freo
from her husband's grasp, She has thrown
up hor small, queenly head, and is regarding him fixedly.
Not a word is spoken. A strange horrible silence seems to oppress all three. At
length when it has grown almost beyond
omliirnii'jo, Branksmere breaks it. Ho burets
into a harsh, grating laugh,
"1 fear, Captain Staines, that my interference was rather a rough one," ho says,
lightly.   " Kut when you remember my ex-
ocas of /cal arose out of my anxiety for
Lady Uruiksmcre's safety, I loel sure you
will pardon my seeming discourtesy. One
or two old world Imlicfa still cling to me. I
was absurd enough to fancy, that t, as her
liiislmiid was the one to rcBcuo her in���a
crisis such ns thia."
Captain Staines hows an acknowledgment
of this curiously worded apology.
" I had forgotten tiie strength of my arm.
1 did not hurt you I trust!" aays Branksmoro, with a laugh, slow and cruel. He
removes his g-i/.e slowly -from Staines and
bonds it ou his wife���who returns it
" Vou have escaped tills time," he says,
fllowly. " lint if you will permit me to
advise , I should reconimenifynu to avoid
un (ret* Met) tod places in the future. Beaten
paths aro boat. And���ono may trip once
loo often I"
" Round advice," she returns. " May I
hope, my lord, that yourself will take it to
Then, her whole humor changes, and she
turns to Staines with the old, calm listless-
iic.ts upon her.
"This way evidently leads no-whither,"
she Bays, IndltTorently. "Let us return
to civilisation."
She sweeps leisurely toward tho door by
which she bail entered, and once again
enters the world of light without. Slowly,
with an unmoved front, shu passes down
tho long cool hall ; past Margery, pale,
wilh downcast eyes ; past Lord Primrose in
a shady nook proposing once again to Lady
Anne-past all these and many more goes
Lady Branksmere, with Staines always
I-oiidit tier, and always with bead erect and
a calm hrow, though in her soul ia raging
a tumult of passionate wrath that increases
rather ihan dies as the moments go by.
Mrs. Amyot looks up at Lady Branks'
mere, brushes past tho cozy nook that con*
tains her, and regards her curiously,
" She is as impassive as a sphinx," she
"Scarcely, ires chore j she is safo to
break out later on," murmurs Mrs. Vynor,
hopefully,   "Toko heart!"
"If that be so , aho will lind herself presently lho center figure of nn imbroglio that
1 for one should prefer steering clear of.
There is Something odd about BraiikBinero's
eycB.   Kvor noticed it?"
" Neither that nor anything else about
him. Instinct long sinco warned mo h<
doesn't admire me, ami I novo- waste my
" I am afraid your lit tlo story about, Lady
Branksmere ami Slaiues has somo foundation."
������ What are you afraid or "-"
" iVoll, 1 should bo sorry, if matters went
too far.    I like llraiiksmei-n, and I tolerate
her, though I grant you she Is at times
degree impossible,"
" If you said she is on rare occasions a
degree possible I might follow you. As it
is���I have often warned you, my good
child, that those quiet ones are never to
he trusted, and I expect wo shall have an
explosion at the castle next au!num.
But, hush ! here comes the colonel, and I
know no ouo who so cordially detests scandal as I hai priceless   fossil."
"Kxeoptmo," supplements Mrs. Amyot,
" when it is directed against myself.
"I never feel like that," smiles Mrs.
Vynor, sorenoly, The knowledge lint tho
Hcamlal was undeserved would, in my case,
i-aiso me above such weak faiieji's,"
������ Ab !" says Mrs, Ainyot.
" if thecoionol means coming, I wish he'd
do it, an I get over il," exclaims Mrs, Vy
ner. "He wfti steering forus wilh all sails
set, and Scolding iu his eye a moment ago,
and no iv he has eome lo anchor by Lady
Anne. How 1 wish she would keep him
forev- r.   There is a present- now, I would
mike her Willi ml regret."
" It hni alwuys been a matter nf specula
tion lo me why on earth you married bim.1
M lie hai a lew pence, returns hor friend
mildly. "And I always hope he won't die
until In- ha** come in for the lleltair title
and diamonds, ami made mu 'my lady.'
Bosldos, I don't think there wai anyone
else lilSt lhe..."
" ['here wai always Tom."
"Tom I' with an m-cuut of unqualified
acorn. "I wonder if Tom could I ol i yon al
this mom Hit whether lio has live pounds or
live thousand in the world. Now what
under Itoavon would I hnvo done with Tom 1
He is all very well, I grant ynu, ns this, or
as that, hut us a husband ! No, thank
ynu I For the rest I am positive if you
wero lo  analyze il, one man is as good aa
"Tliorb is a noble broadness about yonr
views that one would do well to imbibe,''saya
Mrs. Amyot, admiringly. "1 own, myself,
to a Billy prejudice in favor of youth. Ah!
Here comes your warrior nt Inst. Ho looks
as il lie were about to ordor out nne ol his
native regiments tor instant execution."
"He is only going lo ordor me home.
Don't Im alarmed. I shan't go," says Mrs.
Vyner, smoethly.     "lie alwaya makes a
Eoint of removing me whon hn thinks I'm
avlng a good timo. 1 confess 1 have been
doing pl*otty well to-night, and lie has a
perfect   talent for knowing when I'm oti
with an
,il l."
< 1 wonder you are not a little afraid of
bim; thoro Is something ahoul his under
" No.    1 am not afraid.    \ ou know that
cousin of his, Kifrida West?    1   wormed
little Boorot of his outof her, that will stand
to me il he over lUrfe to twit ino wilh any
of my shortcomings."
"Sho betrayed him';'
"Sho sold him for forty pounds. I paid
her that down for it. She always Ib hard
up, that poor Klfrida 1 and hei woman had
is a tall, soldierly-looking man
thirty-live years older than llti
imposing moustache.
What's tho hour, oil"; Not going to
stay hern all night, eh, eh T"
" It is dull, isn't it ?" responds Mrs.
Vynor. " I had hoped, darling, seoini-yiiu
ao gay all night that you had not felt It,
but as for mo���I am positively done to
Humph 1" aaya tho colonel.
Are you coming homo now 1 Thoso
mixed assemblies are vory trying, don't you
think ! The hutohcr and tho Inker ami tbe
candlestick-maker, you know, or at least
their equivalents, in tho rear of our own act.
Don't let ine hurry you, Douglas, but I confess I Bhould be glad to put a termination
to this dreadful evening."
" M���in���in ?' aaya the colonel. "It
didn't occur to mo that you wero dull tonight."
'I hope I shall never so far forget myself aa to took ennuyee.," smiles Mrs. Vyner,
sweetly, " But to you tho truth aurely
may be confessed. 1 have endured agonies
since 1 entered this house. Indeed, I should
say plainly that I have heon InBulTerahly
bored, only I know that would vox you, he-
caime it would not be nice to the poor county. But really these mixed entertainments
aro very trying, ami thia ono is even a trifle
moro higgledy-piggledy than its fellows.''
Oh ! yes. 1 havo been very dull. Very !"
Tho fact ot ita being mixed is a special
reason why we ahould bo careful to cast no
ilight upon it," returns the colonel. "Theao
���nr���strange people have their sensibilities
as well as wo others, Selfishness, and���er
���open disregard of the feelings of those not
_nito in our own class aro   delects   tli
should be crushed I"
"You are always right," she murmurs
presently, but I do so want to go homo,"
" I aeo tho duchess has not yet gone.
Perhaps to avoid even tho appearance of
fliving offense we hud better stay another
He walks oil' with his most military stillness.
" Dear  old man !"   breathes   his   wife.
How generous [ how noble-minded ! how
solf-t-ncritlcing ho is 1 Seo how willing he
is to resign liis own comfort nud linger on
bore in n social martyrdom for an hour longer, now that be believes that I am���uot enjoying myself t Ah ! Sir Robert, iny ice al
last? What a time you havo boen absent.
I quite thought you  had. been  making it."
Tho heavy, hot silence that is lying over
everything outof doors, aeema to have rushed inward and wrapped all tlie houso in its
languor. Tho stillness that reigns nil found
ia great enough to be felt ; no footsteps
fall upon the lossollatnd floors, no gay
laughter rings through thn deserted gar-
dons. They have all started on their fourteen-mile drivo through tho richly wooded
countiy to the tenuis match at Lady
lilnunt'a. Ail save Lady Anne, who had
gono down tothe village to aee tho vicar's
wife and l-ady Branksmoro ami���Staines.
Over Branksmoro tho stillness remains
unbroken, save for tho discordant scream
of tbo strutting peacock upon I be terraces
without, At last thoro comes arustloofsoft
garments in the dim ball, and oue of the
big dogs gives himself a mighty shake,
and goes to meet his mistress. Almost nt
the fame instant a side door is slowly
opened, and Captain Staines cmorgos from
the gloom beyond.
" tiood-morning, or, rather, good-even*
Ing, now," ho says, taking her proffered
"Truo," returns aho. "It is already
" Vour headache is hotter?" asks be. " I
know tho intolerable heat last night was
hound to mako you ill. Tho arrangements
were far from perfect. They have made a
prisoner of you all tlio morning,"
"As a rule, neither heat nor cold afTucts
me���iti fact, nothing does much," replica
she calmly. " But 1 confess my head was
a trouble to mo to-day."
"I have been thinking that perhaps half
au hour or so on the island would do you
good," siiysStaines.
"There is scarcely timo, ia there?" She
glances up nt the clock. "It is now very
nearly four. Those people will be coming
home again, and will expect me to be hero
to give them their lea."
"Tut! that will nol I..' for hours," retorts ho gayly. "Not until you have had
time In be there and back again, ovor and
over, I promise you shall be kick here beforo tbey nro."
"That, uf course: I wonder if I could
get to the island and home again iu two
hours? Now i lint yon have pul it into my
bead I feel us il the lake is the one thing I
desire, Ob, for a breo/.o I And there
might Im a small one there."
*>A foregone conclusion," cries ho, gayly. H Let ui start nt. opo��, then, if voiu
return at tho timo you Hay is Imperative,"
Time is moving away from tliein, and
any moment now may bring Branksmere
home lo keep the appointment with
Muriel, of which she is ignorant, and
which Stainea haa pledged hiuisulf lo prevent.
" Como, then," she aays, languidly,
boing already prcpured for an afternoon
The walk through the shady wood beneath the scented pines is rich with a BWeet
fragrance. Tho way haa seemed neither
long nor wearying, and it appeals a sort of
surprise to Muriel when at last they come
to its end and einergo upon the borders of
the lake, whore sits a ferryman to row the
visitors to thu exquisite Pi tic island, about
half a mile from the shore.
Stepping into tho boat, Muriel, with a
vaguo souse ol rest, and pleasure full upon
her draws off hor glovo and lets ono white
slender hand drag idly through the pleasant
water. Leisurely the boatman plies his
oar, and presently brings thorn to tho tiny
beaoh that belongs to the Island, She lias
almost forgotten the existence of Staines iu
this vague now-born peace of hers, and is
altogether unaware that ho lias lingered
behind her to say a word or two to the for.
rynian. Presently, however, bIio hoars
him hurrying after her,
" Vou told lho man to wait," she aska
anxiously, "Vou know my stay here must
bo short."
" I told him that," reassuringly. " I
warned him you should be home by a certain
hour, ao 1 suppose it will bo all right. Let
ub forget lime fortho moment," gayly, "ami
try to enjoy to the full this delicious uflcr-
A little trembling wind haa arisen, and
is blowing right into their faces. It ia ao
blessed a thing, that Lady Hranksmere
throws off her hat ami gives her burning
forehead to its cooling caress,
Aftor a time she si|ha wearily and rises
to her leet.
"Conic let ie- return," shesays. "It is
already past tho hour."
He rises, too, ami Bhe going first and ho
following they arrive again at the amall
beach.    It is deserted.
How is thia?" asks she coldly looking
round at him.
'It is very extraordinary���it is inconceivable," aays Staines, "1 can't Imagine
bow the fellow could havo misunderstood
mo, and ye!���"
"You told him to wait?"
"No. But I very fully explained to him
that you wished to be home at a certain
luiur. I am awfully sorry if any mistake of
mine has cuused���"
"That ia of no consequence at nil,'' sho
says, eon torn ptuoiialy. "The thing now to
he considered ia what is best to be done."
"Ho can not, bo much longer away."
begins Stainea, eagerly.
"Half past five already," ahe exclaims,
addressing herself.
His now closo on six o'clock, and still
no signs of tho ferryman. Hood heavens,
it he worn to forget lo come at all! As
this horrible thought suggests itself tho
blood surges wildly up into her faeo. What
will Im thought of her by Mrs. Vyner, with
Iter mooring emtio, by Mrs. Amyot, with
her amused one?    What will bo thought by
 .   Her tooth close savagely upon her
under lip, and hIio turns suddenly  upi-n
Staines witli a tierce vehemence,
"Do something I" she cries,
"What can 1 do?" desperately. "All
that is left me is to tell you how bitterly I
All tho regret of which you could bo
capalilo would not get me home a minute
sooner," declare-- she, impetuously. "Why
don't you act? Why do you stand thoro
with that incapable look upon your faeo?
Surely something can lie done. There must
be a way of attracting lhe attention of
one on lhe opposite shore. Is thore no
signal yon can mako to the man ? He may
be there, be may hear you. Tho day���on
no. the evening is so atill, that any sound
will carry that abort distance. Try something���anything."
"There ib no need, the man is coming,1
returns he, pointing aoroni the lako to
where a boat can be Been. Presently it is
out in tho moro open water, and in about
ten minutes or bo he reaches them. Sluines
goes up to him.
"What do you mean hy being an hour
late?" he demands in a loud, angry key.
Her interview witb Branksmere la now an
Impossibility, and this solitary ramble will
damage her iu the eyes of her husband.
" 1 in not late, air. It is not yet si
o clock."
" I desired you to be back here nt tive
sharp," declares Staine**,
" Six, air, begging your pardon," says
the man Iii inly.
" Five, I told you ! It is unpardonable
her ladyship ahould be subjected to auch
" I am very fiorry my lady," mutters the
man, "But I quite thought as how tlm
gentleman had said six."
"Vou shouldn't think," says Stainea,
but, Lady Branksmere checks bim.
" Hnough has heen said," she decides,
quietly. " It was a mistake it appears.
Let it rest. The thing is to get home now
with as little moro delay as possible."
The row across tho lake is a silent one,
and Muriel springs upon the land with a
sigh of relief. Slaines, pressing half a
sovereign iuto the ferryman's hand, accompanies her swiftly down the narrow wood
hnd path.
What's that for now, I winder?" Hu
ponders U himself. "Ho don't look liko a
gent as would ba froo with bis tin. To
keep silence, ia it? Kit I But I knew
'twero six 'o said,"
One ray of comfort alone sustains her
sho remembers that Branksmere seldom re*
t urns from town until thn seven o'clock
train, nnd aurely she will bo safo in hor
own room bofore that. Aa for the othora,
she may escape them.
She may, and does for five minutes or no,
hut Braiiksmcto Is Standing in one of the
open windows aa alio ami Staines como down
(ho avenue. Mine, von Thirsk is silting iu
a low wicker-chair near him,
'All 1" she crlja, " here is lady Branksmere at Inst 1 We all know how dillicult
it is to drag one's self away from���tho
warmth of au evening such as this ; but 1
am glad that sho hns managed to get home
before the arrival of the others. Mrs.
Vyner'a tongue is sharply pointed,"
She sighs, and moves toward the door.
Branksmere makes her no reply, His eyes
have met M uriel's and aro resting on them,
both can see that ihe other's face lias grown
slraiigely pale,
After a moment or ro, Branksmere drops
his glance and leaves tho window.
"That woman again!" mutters Muriel
between her teeth. Hor voice is vory low,
bin Staines beam her,
* I have already warned ynu," he reminds her. " It will be insult upon insult, heaped I" And then, as she moves
away from him through the dark old hall,
he follows her to say a last impressive
word, " Remember! thore la always a
remedy 1" he whispers, In a low tono,
(TO droontikukd.)
l Ire n ill Helen llMl'it rinn for Using Kites
iimiI I'lerlrlr ('Mrn-nlt.
Oolonal Baiulnuiii, the well-known Kroneli
meteorologist, announces that he bats made
an Important discovery iu connection with
the formation of hailstotios, and also a
method of preventing the phenomena from
which they arise.    "Since  the   origin   of
teorology," saysOolonel Baudouln, "var-
is theories havo lieoti advanced as to the
formation of hail, and even now exports
are lar from being iitiaiiiimma in llieir opinions on that subject. The dilliculty has
boon to explain why, dining lino weather
audi asioiially on lho hottest days, bail-
slimes sometimes fell in considerable i-uaii-
titles. Another question which has never
been satisfactorily settled is as lo whether
ihey are formed in Ihe upper strata of the
atmosphere or near the earth. My re-
"cliches hnvo boon baled on Ampere's niav-
Im ttlftt 'currents going in tbe samo direction attraot, ami those going In opposite
directions repel, each other.' lu our atmosphere it frequently occurs lhat winds
blowing in cotilrnry direct ions are superposed, aud that clouds travelling with tho
wind pass over each other. If the temper-
am ro is at all high thn 1 >wcr cloud tends
to rise, naturally forcing thu upper
one lo riso also. Suveral clouds sailing in
dill'ijrenldirections nny tints be superposed,
ench ono driving the other up higher until
the uppermost one attains au elevation
where tho cold is such that it is congealed.
The ice thon falls hy reason of in weight.
Knch particle of ieo in falling through a
lower cloud ia condensed nntl dampened.
Part of tho water covering it evaporates,
and tho rest forms a now Ciyer of ice, tho
process being repeated as the hailstone
traverses each anccessive cloud. Thin fact
can lie demonstrated by cutting a hnilstono
in two, when the layers of ice of which it Is
formed ean bo seen Iiy lho aid of a magnifying glass. Kach layer of ice represents a
cloud through which tlm hnilstono has
passed before reaching tlio earth, From this
theory I conclude that by suppressing one
or two of the tntormodiary clouds the uppermost ono would not he forced to biicIi
a height as to experience the cold necessary
to chaiigo it into ieo. A cloud can tie suppressed by depriving it of its electricity,
thereby causing it to fall In the Bhapo of
rain. To obtain this rcfcull 1 imploya
large tailless kite carrying an olcobrlo op-
My oxperimcnls have bi o:i most
The Bath-
To he cleanly, is a just homage to  Him
who requires purity in all things, whether
of tho soul or body.    It is   a duty wq  owe
to ourselves from a sanitary stand-point,
and a in ral obligation to those with whom
we coma in contact. To preserve auch endowments in thc way of beauty as Nature
haa seeu lit to bestow upon us, is also a
laudable desire, aud the bath properly
taken, ia not only a matter of purification
but a beaut it Ur as well.
The skin Inoludes three distinct divisions.
The outer one or surface of tho body is called the epidermis, cuticle, or scarf skin. It
is extremely thin. Tho corhim, or true
kin, is situated just underneath, and next
to the cuticle or epidermis, and is a strong
tough membrane, titled witli nerves nnd
blond vessels. The third division lies directly under tho true skin, and is generally
very fatty. Occupying tho latter, and the
true skin, aro the sweat gl nude, which are
coiled ami twisted tubes, each ending upon
tho epidermis, in o minute opening called u
pore, H, through lack of cleanliness, the
openings to this immense system of drainage
become clogged or closed, the result ia apparent to nuy rensoucr.
I'crspiiation is the method adapted by
nature to throw oil supcrlluous matter, but
this cannot bo effectually carried out, unassisted by bathing. When naluru has
forced in tho surfacu what she discards, all
traces of the refuse should be removed.
'Phis done l hu oil glands gently soften the
skin, ami it hoeomos lino ami transparent,
and through it the blood shows a clear
healthy tint, A fresh rosy, complexion ia a
desideratum of every woman, and uoth-ng
Will go so far toward producing this, providing thc health is good, as regular bath*
Frequently eruptions on tho rkoe am the
result of unclean!nloss, ami when one thinks
of the refreshing, delightful, preventive,
the bath- whoso benefits are often so liltlo
understood uml appreciated, possibly because within the reach of every ono, it
should seem lhat a crop of pimples on the
face would bu a lilting punishment for neglect of thin department, of hygiene,
Regarding '.ho proper time for a hath, n
simple general rule may be given : Take
cold baths on arising in the morning, and
warm ones just beforo retiring. In taking
Turkish oi Itussiau baths, (he hour need
not be considered, except as iu all baths
none of which should bn taken under au
hour or sn before or after meals,
1 f cleanliness is the main object of a hath,
soap must not be sparingly used. In bathing establishments, patronized by rclined
people, one rarely aces olher than tho old-
fashioned pure Castile, whicli is extremely
softening and cleansing in effect. Where
it is possible, use fresh, clear ruin water
for the hath. This is the nearest approach
to distilled water, which is too expensive
tor general use. Soft water is next to
rniu water, and a little borax or ammonia
iu hard water will soften It.
Brisk rubbing should always follow a
hath ; then the bath will do all that is
claimed for it, in lhe way of renovating the
person, invigorating lhe system, Increasing
the fineness and softness of I he--kin, ind
making the person look and feci younger.
About the Hair-
Beautiful hair requires constant care and
n'l hair is beautiful when woll cared for.
Brushes used should have loug, soft bristles
thnt go through the hair, taking with them
every particle of dust and should he very
clean. The comb should bo coarse hut if the
hair is well brushed it is rarely needed.
Taking the hair down and braiding it
gently at night, saves antl rests it, besides
keeping it in a better condition, Coarse
hairpins, that are sharp-pointed or rough,
ruin the most beautiful hair. Small pine of
tortoise shell or amber are the best ti use.
Avoid stiff, rough or wiry pins,
(inod taste lends in tho arrangement of
the hair and the tall slender woman, with
classical features does not adopt thc same
mode of i.rrnii go incut, ns the piquant beauty
wilh short face ami fluffy, golden curls.
She knows that her black, glossy hair looks
best whin braided and carefully pinned to
show the shape of her head, while her
guidon-haired si?ter twists her curls in a
loose, careless knot at the back of her
Much beautiful hair is ruined hy c.irolosB-
ness in crimping. Wilh caro, it may ho
crimped without injuring its beauty. 'The
curling-iron must not he very hot md muat
be clean. Por crimping the back hair, use
the large, Hat iron made especially for tho
purpose. Smooth crimps nro best Bllitcd to
dark hair.
Where tho hair is light, and tlio face will
hear it, cut thn front, bang so that when
curled it wilt look slightly pointed; the
center curl should como iu the middle of
the forehead ; crimp tho remainder of the
front hair on a largo iron, draw back
loosely and turn the ends up in long, soft
A graceful coiffure fora large bend shows
a short, loosely-curled bang that lies close
to tho heid, with the fronvnnlr drawn back
in a puffy manner and fastened by lace
hairpins, forming a solid foundation for the
pufl'nbovo It,
A young girl muy comb the hack hair up
high, braid, and tie it with a black ribbon,
and bang tho front slightly, to frame the
face ; the hair beyond is drawn up pompadour fashion and the ends are curled and
fastoiied on top with lace pins ; or, bIio
may cut lho hairarouud the face short, curl
it loosely, tho bang not extending very far
back, crimp lhe sido hair ami lhat on top,
draw baolt and fasten in loose curls. The
hair must, have a loose effect - still, (hough
firmly fastened, with no hairpins visible
Tor Sumiuor Days-
Slimmer Salads.���Take two heads of nice
ctisp lettuce, one pint of green beans, cook
ed tender, oue n edium-si/ed ciicintihcr,
sliced thin, two medium sized loil)atOOSt
sliced, two hard-boiled eggs, sliced, one
young onion, ('over wilh Mayoilliatro and
mid a dash of eayoiilii1 pepper. A flee placing iu the Hiil'nt howl garnish with young
beets sliced finely.
A   1'illit Salad Dessert. -One piimnpple
gratid, two largo oranges, out finely, one
eocoatiul, graied. Mix Well, nud sweeten In
I lisle. Lei sliind an hour or two before
serving, Then add Iwo bannmis, -diced
thinly, and serve,
Biit-Illdla Mode of Cooking Rico,-���Soak
In cold water fifteen minutes : drniii, cover
three Inches deep wiih boiling water. Cover ami boil briskly for six minutes, Add
one-half cupful of milk for em-li pound of
lice ; hod tive minules moro ; drain, retain
to the kottloand add one-half ounce of
sweet buttor, and one tablespoonful i��f the
liquor in which it was boiled. Let stand
six minutes over a slow lire, and servo.
St rawberry I 'ream Cake.���Two cupfuls of
sugar, four eggs, one cupful of sweet milk,
six tahlcsponiifuls of melted butter, three
cupfuls ot Hour, two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder. Bake in layers. For tho cream
lake one cupful of thick sweet cream and
boat or whip until stiff, add four tablospoon-
fuls of granulated sugar (the granulated
sugar, g��C8 firmness, but must bo line
grained), and one pint of alrawbcrries; well
sweetened, spread on the layers ot cake,
when perfectly cool.
Strawberry and Tapioca 1'adding.���Soak
ono cupful of tapioca over night in cold
water. Place on tho lire with one pint of
boiling water. After it is cooked ami nearly cool, stir in ono quart of struwhorrio'*,
and sweeten to taslo, Servo cold with
cream and sugar. In winter, canned or preserved strawberries or cherries are a nice
Strawberry Cream,���Tako ono quart of
fresh strawberries, crush slightly and cover
with a cupful of powdered sugar. Let Bland
three or four hours, then rub through a tine
sieve. Place in lhe dish in which it will b
b cream
on ice,
turning the cream which drips to be whipped again. Place on the ice to harden, after
adding sugar to sweeten. In half an hour
serve with the strawberry pulp, or pour
over it.
Macaroon Ice Cream,���Pulverize four
ounces of macaroons ; heat one pint each of
milk and cream to thc boiling point ; then
remove Irom the tiro, and stir in one-half
pound of granulated augar until dissolved.
When cold, treeze and when quite atifffltir
in the pulverized macaroons. Let stand two
hours before serving.
Frozen Pudding. ���Take one quart of
cream, the yolks of tour eggs and beat together. Take one pounibcf .granulated
iiigar and one pint of water; heat, and
vhen quite hot add one-fourth pound of
pounded almonds (previously blanched),
one ounce of citron, finely chopped, one
ounce gratedcocoanut, two ounceaof raisins,
ono orange and lemon each, peel and juice.
Freeze one hour before required, and let
harden after freezing.
Timely i*uddinga.
Lemon Rice Pudding,���Ono and one-
half cupfuls of best rice washed and placed
hi double boiler with three pints of boiling
wator and a scant teaspoonful of salt.
Cover closely and cook for ono hour. Pour
into shallow molds or saiicot-8. Mako, and
spread with tlio following : One cupful of
siiL'ar, juice and grated rind of one lemon,
one cupful of boiling water, into which stir
ouo egg and yolk of another, well beaten,
and three tnblcspoonfuls of cornstarch dissolved iu eold wator. Let it boil two
minules. Aftor spreading over tho rice,
frost each one with the white of one egg
and a little sugar ; Bet iu tho oven to give
a pile golden brown, and cool on tee.
Apple Rico Pudding.���-(Ino quatt'of boiled nee cooked as above, three pints of
quartered apples, washed and cored without pooling, one-half cupful of augar, ono
cupful nf boiling waler, Plaeo in an earthen pudding dish, alternating apples and
rice, wilh a layer of apples on tho top pressed closely together into tho rice with skin
side up. Bake an hour.
Apples with Cream.���Wash, quarter, and
core, without peeling, some nice apples; add
a little water ami suvar, and cook in a
closely-covered granite kettle, Tbe juice
should be rich and jelly-like; eat cold with
cream. If one dislikes tho skins, or they
arc tough and distasteful, press through a
uovo and remove them while hot, and when
cool you will find tho sifted apple delicious
with tho cream.
Cherry Pudding.���Heat ono quart of
juicy cherries canned or fresh, to the boiling point and stir in smoothly four table-
spoonfuls ot cornstarch which has been wet
iu cold water, and cook five minutes.
Placo it in molds, cool, set on ice, and
serve with Bugar nnd cream, if the cherries are fresh or unsweetened, ouo cupful of
sugar ahould be added when placed on the
stove to heat.
Apple Tapioca.���Soak one cupful of tapioca, or aago, over night in cold water
enough to make a quirt, Peel, core and
quarter tart apples, ami place them in the
bottom of an earthen pudding dish, adding
salt nnd ono cupful of sugar; pour over all
iho tapioca and hake one hour. If convenient, use ono cupful of jolly and no augar.
Kat cold with croam.
This, That, and The Other-
Salt und lemon juice will euro corns, remove freckles from tho face, nnd iron rust
from clothing.
A faded hit-and-miss rag carpet can he
brightened beyond recognition, by painting
it in atrlpei with a strong Bolution of any
good dye. Apply with a small soft cloth or
tooth-brush, after lho carpet is well cleaned
and tacked to tho lloor, stirring the dye
frequently to keop tho color uniform.
Tho fiiiOBt liquid bronze is prepared hy a
mixturo of threo parti best varnish, ono
part turpentine, aid sullicient bronze-
powder to givo tho wholo the consistency of
paint. If applied with a eamol'a-hair brush,
tho results are satisfactory and lasting.
Tho dry goods box, that under somo circumstances becomes a necessary nlllictjon
for the Fafo keeping of extra bedding and
blankets, cau be made pretty, by collecting
reman t s of wall-paper of handsome style and
good quality, and covering it with panels
of crazy design. Celling paper for tho lid
may bo decorated with cut-out roses, nud
trailing sprays of flowers, from largo advertising and gift cards, nnd edged with a gilt
Soiled white silk handkerchiefs and milliters are an ahum i nation and they can be nicely
cleaned hy clapping and squeezing in plenty
of warm tioft wntcr made foamy with mild
soap. Rinse in clear Boft water of the Bnme
temperature, fold smoothly, wrap in a dry
white cloth, free from lint, and pass through
the wringer. Thon stretch tho corners oven,
pin them to a larger dry cloth and lot them
remain livo minutes when a moderately
warm iron may bo used on the wrong side.
If those directions are carefully followed the
articles will be soft to the touch and look
fresh and new.
paratns.    ui. h-udiiiiiuiii- ������������- -��� ,      ,      , , ,    ,   . .
successful,   and   I expect  very shortly to   served I   then take one pint oftlol
submit, a full  report,   io Ihe Academy  of   which has been previously chilled .
Science, ami subsequently lo put iny In. and whip it, skimming off tho stiff froth as
volition Into practical uso." Ill llBoa>ulul lftytn8 <"> '��� ���"�� to {lra
Tlie ('n��il Klil|i "HlslilniKlt" Arrives nl
llonirent .irier a l.oii�� Vnynirc
Lying in the lower basin of tho Lachinc
canal is the liritish barque " Highlands,"
vesting quietly after a very long voyage.
This good vessel is laden wilh Oregon pine,
or, more properly, fir from British Columbia
and it is the first timo that any limber from
the Pacific Const has been brought to Montreal hy way of tho Horn. Last year
several large sticks woro brought over the
Canadian Pacific Hailway, and everybody
wondered at their aize, Thoro aro just as
largo sticks on hoard thc "Highlands." The
"Highlands" isa New llrunswicker, a hand
some vessel, and a good sailor. Her regit,
icrcd .tonnage,ia 1,234 tons, and sho wai
built at St. John, N. B., about ten years
ago. Sho haa boon engaged in the India
and Oil ina trade until recently.
Captain II. I*. Owen, a hardy Mew Bruiis
wicker,   is in command. The ������ Highlands'
took oargo at Vancouver- consisting of uu;,
i (If) feet of Oregon pine, of large sizes,  nnd
800,000 foet of coder hoards, and Bailed on
Jan. 91 last. Tho early part of the voyage
was clear sailing, hni after leaving the
Hade winds the weather bo.-ame unsealed,
and tho vessel encountered heavy gales.   In
latitude ."i*.! decrees south, nud longitude 11 IT
west, the "Highlands" ran into a severe
hurricane, nud her decks were swept from
Item to atom by big waves. The second
mate, Thomas Scolt, was oailght by one of
these ami swept overboard and drowned,
" Wo could not save him," said the cap
tain, " We were running very fast, and
the poor fellow was out of sight in an in
Stent," That was April I, The Hern was
-minded during the middle of April and the
weather was, as it generally is in that locality, unsettled and bad. Hut after having
worked around the worst of the voyage was
over, and llie "Highlands" sailed lho
Atlantic at a good clip, arriving iu Quobea
1 Hli days from Vancouver. "That was very
good sailing," remarked lhe captain, " but
wo would have got here a few dnys sooner
only wc knocked about tho (lulf a good
Tho " Highlands" furled her sails about
twenty miles below Quebec and inado tho
run up tho river in tow of the tug " Lake,"
The oargo Is consigned to J, & It. (trier,
lumber merchants, of Montreal, and the
enterprise is   experimental.    Should   this
firovc successful the same firm intends to
irlng out other vessels. Tho Messrs. Orior
will retain about two-thirds of lho cargo
for their local trade, and thc balance will be
shipped west and exported to Glasgow. The
specification contains some vory lino special
grained cedar and pine lumber, and
timber of very largo dimensions. Thoro is
one stick seventy-five feet long nnil threo
feet equaro straight and perfect. 11 is to bo
hoped that tho enterprise proves successful,
and that a trade with tho 1'acilic province
will tic firmly islahlisjicil.
Moro mushrooms aro raised in the vicinity of Paris than in any other placo in the
Traveller iu Quebec  Ha-, a TlirHlluj-
A correspondent of the Montreal Witness
Bays:���Travelling as I am daily through a
rough and mountainous section of ttie Province of Quebec, along lho Laurent ides, oue
meets with mnuy scenes of hardship and
suffering and many casea nf human depravity, also many incidents both dangerous
and romantic. At a future date 1 shall
give tothe readers of the "Witness" a brief
sketch of this locality, and the customs and
habita of the people. To-day I muat confine myself to one incident, owing to time
aud space.
The distance from SU Donat to Mr.
Page'a, St. Kmile, ia aaid to ho tifteen miles
moro or less, and I am sure that anyone
who travels over it, as 1 have, in the early
spring, will say yes, hy nil means, much
more. Well, there is ten miles of that road
cut through the primeval forest, where
there is no mark of civilization,���nothing
but tlie tall trees swaying to and fro with
the wind, the echo reverberating with n
solemn and pensive sound, ehantin.,' as it
were the dirge expressive of grief nud sympathy for tho lonely traveller; and 1
may woll aay lonely, because you can
pass and repass antl not meet a human
soul.   This brings mo to tho incident.
About midway in the gloomy way, my
burse, being naturally of a shy and nervous
nature, suddenly stopped on tho road,
snorted and plunged fearfully, fully  .leter*
nied if poasiblo to turn around ou the
road, but lhat waa utterly impossible owing
to tbe narrow cut upon which ho stood, Iu
piick lime he would hnvo made a somer-
aault,probably reducing both waggon ami
drivor In .mudl fragments, bad 1 not held
him with a firm hand and instantly sprung
from the rig and seized him by lhe bridle,
and with great coaxing and patting got htm
a littio reconciled. J then look a few steps
in advance ami just around a curve iu the
roid lay.
A i.aKuk mimvN ANnsiiAimv-i.iioi.iNi: IJKAB,
and within a few feet lay the enrcasa of a
dead horae, Somo poor and perhaps faithful beast that had been driven to death on
the had roads, abandon-ad by its owner and
cruelly left to die. From the mangled and
torn appearance of the caacass it was plain
that the hear had gorged himaolf to such nu
extent that he did not care to move and lay
loan und went to sleep.
You may be certain that fear began to
creep over mo and what to do, placed as
I wus between two fires, a mad horse and a
ilumbering bear and five miles from any
human abode. Fortunately I had a strong
three-quarter inch rope in the front of the
rig, which I fasteiici securely upon the
horse's neck, passed the other end through
tho tut ring ami tiod it to the nearest tree.
I did all this very quietly and apparently
without [car and never mentioned the bear
lo Jim because I well knew his dread of
bruin since the Italian benr trainers stopped
nt our house a few years ago. Now I had
to face the all important issues. To gel
Jim past that bear was a physical impos'
aihility ; so I picked up a lot of stones, and,
stepping a few paces abend, I began pelting
bruin. I atruck him several times before
he moved a muscle, then ho slowly and re
luctantly stood on his hind logs and fierce
ly and savagely snorted and looked at me
steadily. 1 shouted and yelled at tho top
of my Shakespearean voice in every imaginable way until I waa really scared at the
sound of it as it echoed through the woods,
Of course I continued my slona fusilade,
which had the desired effect antl liis hearship
moved slowly a few paces from the highway
and stood behind some brushwood, partly
hid from view. I then quickly sprang to
the horse, untied him, leud bim by the dead
carcass, held him firmly by tho hit with one
hii' d ami fired a few shots in the direction
of the bear as ho retreated. What effect the
shots hud I did not ascertain, hut tpuckly
sprang into my seat. "Jim" Btartod with a
hound and for nbont halt a mile he wont at
his level best over one of the roughest and
most muddy roads ou tho face ol tho earth
to-day. I arrived at my destination all
covered with mud and pretly well shnki
Tlie Silver Question-
One or two other matters, said general
manager Hague at the recent nnuiinl meeting of the Merchant's Hank of Canada, I
must briefly touch upon before concluding.
First the nevur-endir.g silver question.
Some people may ask what wo have to do
with it, mid if it is not a matter wholly confined to tho Uniloil States 1 Well, we have
this to do with it, lhat all tho banks have a
good deal of money due to them from banks
and mercantile people in tho United States.
Wc cannot help this condition of things so
long ns wn trado so liberally with our neighbours. Now the money wo havo sent to
tho United Stales is gold or its equivalent,
if silver ahould become the general current money of tho United States, that
current money may bo worth only fill or
Do cents in the dollar, just as groonhnnks
once woro. In that caso, if thero were no
provision to the contrary, the banks would
loso 985,000 out of every 8100,000 they had
employed thei-o, and every merchant who
had money due to him thero would be exposed to the same ratio ol loss. This ie the
silver question iu a nutshell, so far as Can
js concerned.
The steadily expressed determination ol
tlio authorities of the United States has
hitherto lieen to make all its current money
equivalent to gold. So long as that is maintained we shall bn safe. Hut, if things are
allowed to drift it is extremely doubtful if
this state of thingsei-.il be maintained. The
impending danger can he stopped by legislation, mid it is hoped auch legislation may
lie inaugurated. Meanwhile we guard ourselves hy making all our loans repayable in
gold. It would be well II all who had money due to them In the United States took
the same precaution.
Men With Extraordinary Hoards-
Mus:. Kitsolua, a Komnium Turk, wli
has been on exhibition In the large cities of
Austria, Italy, Ocnnnuy and otW l-urn-
peau countries claims that his heaid is fifty-
two Inches (four feet mid four indies) long,
his manager declaring that " (he like has
never be-n before in tho history of the
world.    According to itatllltoi   collected
by the editor of this department of the
Press, there have been dosens of men whose
beards exceeded iu length that of " Kil-
solun, the Turk," oven with his "Mihh"
attached. Two, at, least, of these men it re
now living within tho Hmltinl the United
Slates (if ihey have not  recently died).    '
refer to Philip Hensen, of Corinth. Miss,
and Adam Kirpen, who was a resident of
Chicago in 1882, and had a beard twolve
feet long, Hensen, the Mississippi wonder, is, or was, a man of unusual stature
(ii1,), but notwithstanding ibis his board
would reach the ground when ho was
standing erect, measuring over seventy
inches iu length. Of course seventy inches
of hoard is nothing compared to Kirpen's
twelve feet of facial adornments, 1 limply
allude to Hensen's extraordinary hirsute lo
show lhat Kitsolua will be laughed at as a
beardless youth when he puis himself on
exhibition at Chicago this full, as 1 understand that, ho has made arrangements to
that effect.
A visitor inspecting a poor school iu Staffordshire, tllO following answer was elicited
from a little Irish boy namod Tommy :
Qt���"What is a lake-;"
A.���(Little Tommy well up in geography) : "A lake ; a lake. A lako is a tin
kittle with a hoiil In the bottom of It I"
In ho.no upholstering, Ifspiral-Siirlngsaro
chosen, use them in pairs, wired firmly together in the form of au hour glass, und titki
great pains lo fasten them securely at tor
and bottom. After that ho generous with
padding, inakingoaeh layer responsible for
its own smoothness, and tlio couch or chair
will bo easy and substantial.
Rapid Breathing as a Hemedy-
About fifteen years ago Major Ocueral
Drayson of iho liritish army often sullered
especially at night, from a severe pain iu
Ihc region of thc heart. He believed ho
waa doomed lo die soon of heart disease.
About that time certain of his experiences
iu the mountains of India led him to think
that his heart pain might bo due to insuf-
ticent oxygenation of the blood. He therefore tried to relieve it by breathing rapidly���at the rate of about forty breath*, a
minute. In a few seconds the pain ceased
and did cot return that night.
After that, he aaya ho alwaya resorted to
the same expedient, and invariably with
success. Aa time went ou the pain became
not only less frequent hut less severe, and
now, il there ia tlie slightest indication of
it, rapid breathing prevents its arrival at
Ho thereupon brings forward many instances in support of his belief lhat some
of tbo advantages of moderate exerciae are
lobe gained by simply breathing rapidly.
Rapid breathing is an effect if exercise, and
ibis is beneficial hecnuse the rapid breathing gives the blood plenty of oxygen.
Invalids or others who cannot take exercise can obtain aome of its good cll'ects by
deliberately passing much pure air through
the lunn*-*. Rapid breathing is particularly
helpful in cases of slccpleBaucsa und restlessness,
Tho nir must of course bo pure, else
rapid breathing can have no good offects.
Hundreds ol thousands attribute disease to
themselves wheu nothing is wrong except
their habit of breathing air Impure from
tobacco smoke, gas-burning, or simply from
a lack of ventilation.
Impure air makes impure blood am) impure flesh, Thus those who consume such
atr  fall qulokly Into   ami   before disease.
Thoy cannot endure an open window or
door liecause they feel cold, I his souse of
coldness being in many eases simply a
symptom that lho blood has heen vitiated
by the breathing of poisonous air.
To brent he air laden wilh human exhala*
i ions ia not a whit more sensible, as Ooneral
Drayson observes, than to drink liquid
aewnge for a beverage.
Usiuf* Ice in Summer*
Tho use of ice in summer should he regu-
hited hy good common sense based upon a
knowledge ot the laws of health, and then
the annual amount of sickness and possible
death from the free use of ice would be
greatly reduced, it may not he generally
known that ice ean be used in such a way
as to give belter results than drugs, and
that in many instances it is one of the beat
anti-cholera medicines that we have. It is
not likely that there will be au extra con*
sumption of ice thia Bummer on account of
thia Asiatic disease, hut it is really a well-
established fact that cracked ice is of great
service in cholera and general summer complaints. Hutoti theother hand injudiciously
taken into lhe stomach there is nothing that
s so likely to bring on summer complaints as
ice, nor nothing so good as ieo to bring thc
syatem into auch a condition that cholera
can easily take possession. The simple
remedy is lo ndopt a constant, diet of
cracked ieo, and place hot poultices on the
stomach, and hot water bottles at the feet,
Moro cases of cholera, cholera morbus, and
oilier kindred complaints have been cured
in this way than by drugs. Cracked ioe
taken internally is very different, from
drinking ice water. A tittle cracked ice
stimulates the nerves of tho mouth and
throat, and often sharpens a poor appotitc,
ami it does not flood nor chill tho stomach
with cold water. A hag of cracked ice
placod at tho base of tho brain or upon tho
feverish brow on a warm day, will frequently relieve a headache thnt nothing
else seems to touch. Tempt the appetite
ou a hot day by sprinkling little bits of
cracked ice on tho broiled chicken, meats,
salads, and such fond. It will do no harm,
and possibly great good will be accomplished by stimulating the appetite.
Modern Heatine; Inventions-
Of lalo years numerous inventions for
heating rooms without tho use of chimneys
and stove pipoa havo lieen placed upon tlio
market, mid many nro deluded into tho belief lhnt this can bo an accomplished fact
without giving any injury to tho occupants
of the room. In the summer time many of
these oil, gas, and carlKiiiito stoves can he
utilized very well for cocking pur poses, for
lho doors and windows aro generally left
ipcn. They aro on hot days inventions of
value, for thoy cause less heat than wood
or coal stoves, and they nro so portable that
they can be easily carried out of thn house,
lint for heating purposes all of those inventions should be rigidly condemned by
law. Combustion ot any sort, whether
it he of gas, coal, wood, oil, or any
other substance, natural or artificial, must
produce dangerous gases and that unless
there is a placo for them to osoapo thoy will
soon fill tho rooms ami injure thoso who
breathe them. This cannot bo avoided except by having stoves with chimneys and
lines through which these gases escape.
While the nowly-invented stoves may givo
out some heat, and appear to be very convenient, it must be remembered that thoy
ire dangerous enemies that we are Intro*
hieing into tho house, Thoy can only be
used in a room whero thc window is partly
up so that the gases can constnnlly escape,
nnd fresh air can bo circulating in, Alt
that nne has to do io commit suicide is to
light ono of these stoves in the bedroom,
close doors and windows, and then go to
bed. Hy morning he wit neod no stove for
warming purposes.
Tho aygleno ofthe Air.
That lhe nir is full of poisonous germn nnd
microbes is evidenced by the analysis of rain
ami snow Unit have been collected as soon
as il dropped lo the earth. Ill its passage
through tho air it collected the impurities
contained therein,    The air is  tin.  purest
right after a lieavy snowstorm, or a severe
thunderstorm, when Ihe rain has fallen in
torrents, Ttie gormsnrn then beaten doWII
to (ho OSrtll, and \\ takes miinn time for
ihem to rise again. Kut why, it is often
asked, is il bid for those suscnplihlo tn
miliaria lo go mil into Hie damp air shortly
niter a storm iu warm weather 1   It is
simply because lhe germs arc l-ralcu down
to tlio earth, and as thoy begin to rise Immediately again thoy Ml the lower layers
of air for lhe first few hours. Therefore, while the air in general is purer tight
aftor a heavy shower, it is really mole
threatening to our health than beforo
lleforo the rain the multltU leof bacteria,
were floating high up iu tho air, mid many
of them were beyond the reach of our lungs,
So, too, often, a heavy wind will make Ihe
air more poisonous than a quiet one. The
upward ami downward movement of the
nir mixes the layers up, and often drives
tho germs toward tho earth to escnpe tho
wind. Other germs that aro lying on or
close to the earth will bo swept up ami
mixed in the air we breathe. Most poisonous germs rise from lho ground in lho
morning, mid remain at a high nllitude
until night begins to approach, and then
Ihoy descend. Tbe most dangerous air
then, is tho very oarly morning, evening
ami night nir, while that of midday ia
tolerably clear of nil   poisonous germs.
Hot Weather Advice.
People accustomed to the use of alcoholic beverages should beware of the dog in
such weather as r his especially, Il is dan*
rjorously hot under the most favourable
bodily conditions, and alcohol is a healerof
tho blood. Light, coot, soothing pabulum
in moderatedoaes is a help to Ihu stomach
and the system generally, but no sensible
person will use anything with alcohol In it
If he cares to avoid prostration nnd sunstroke.
A fisherman at Hull soratohed his thumb
on a halibut's tooth two weeks ago, mid
\ died three days later ot blood poisoning, THE WEEKLY NEWS, AUG. 2,  1893.
Published  By M. Whitney &
Son.   Every Wednesday.
Courtenay, B. C.
lino Year     ���'-00
Sis  Months        I So
single Copy   0 o*
Ot'e inch per yoai $1200
..    ..   month        IM
ehrhlh col  per roar     2&00
fourth      SOW
week. .. lino           0010
: r..'.-l   mil lees.per line     'JO
Notices of Births, Marriages and
Deaths.  50 cents each insertion.
No Advcrtismenl inserted for less than
50 cents.
WKdiiesday, Aug, 2,1893
Editorial Notes.
I he Slam difficulty with France is not
likely to involve England, The rumors
tJ1.1t Rtfcsfa will bach up France in her
dctnuuus is, of course, absurd. France
unaided could enforce her demands a-
gainst twenty such power-;', as Siam.
There will not he much blood spilled 0-
vcr this matter as Siam will be compelled to yield. What matter if she is*ah-
sot;bed? In the march of civilization the
weaker must go to the wall. Wtttftnations as with individuals lhe rule of the
survival of the fittest will ultiinatoly -prevail.
Steamer Joan
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will soil as follows
CALLING AT WAY P01tT3 as i��s-oii|tor��
and frelKht may iilt'er
e   vo Victoria, Tuomla)-, 5 a. nl.
"   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 ft. tn
"  Comox tor Valdos Iflland. ovey nlleniftto
Tburaday 7 ,i.iii,lKijturliiiis- samo day. 1
Loava Coniox for Nniiaimo,       Fridays. 7 ft.tn.
'      Natiftlino for Victoria,   Satitrduy, 7 n.m
For freight or state  rooms apply on
hoard, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Tabl��   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a m. on Friday
Septemnor 30th 18911. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
-   AND
J'EED *3tJ>-BI.B
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses and   Rigs for  Hire at
A\XiX.  Times
S-P-R/I3STO-   J*vtHLXi"BlT"E!*R;*3r
We have received our new Killnnery and are very busy   filling orders
for spring Hate and Bonnets,   Come down and aee us at once
S3>,      DRESS   GOODS      &S
Wo have surpassed anything ever attempted before   in this   lint*  and
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Nanaimo B. C.
The Home Rule Hill is being-wit List
rapidly pushed through the Comnjons.
Within the next three weeks it will hnvc
passed the House of. Commons, There
citu be no doubt of tills* ;mcl then other
important legislation tan be taken up.
But the adverse action of the House of
Lords will soon be followed by an appeal to the people. Wc hope its voice
���will '-c so decided as to pettle once for
nil this disturbing question. Home rule
Mill be the ultimate privilege of all. Why
tun then adopt it at once? Let parly advantage for once yield to the demands
ol Justice. Wc trust that the sight of
Ireland, home ruled, and contented, may
gladden the eyes of tbe Grand Old Man
ere be dies. Then indeed will he de-
.pttit in peace.
We do not agree with those journals
who criticise Mayor Harrison of Chicago
foi suggesting during his remarks, on a
i cccnt occasion, thc probability of the fn-
titie union of Canada and the United
Slates. We may object to a Canadian
advocating such union, perhaps, but that
America should desire it only shows her
appreciation of ourselves. The United
Slates is stronger, wealthier and more
*,* osperous than Canada and if she
thlOUgll the mayor of her second largest
city compliments us by suggesting nn union with us, it is very stupid to take offence. If Canadians hissed the mayor
fm the utterance of such a sentiment
they only showed ill*breading. It is
said that for a gentleman to offer to a
) idy his hand in marriage is to pay her
the highest compliment-in his power. If
she doesn't choose to accept, she may
well feel flattered. So Miss Canada will
by no means resent, although she does
not accept thc proposal of her wealthy
and illustrious suitor.
Our agricultural and industrial exhibition will take place on the 28th of September. Tbe prize list will soon be published. It has already been made up.
The special prize list is a matter for individual enterprise. Wc hope, however,
that it will be a long onc. It is a good
way to advertise and those who do not
iL-'-uire to advertise can in this way show
their interest in thc district. Wc sup-
po&e it is only necessary to call attention
to this matter to ensure a large number
o( prizes which will add greatly to the
interest in the exhibit. Thc prize need
nol be necessarily cash. It may be a
medal- an article of merchandise, a book,
etc. Who will start the list? Merchants
who ship goods to this district should be
heard from. Person*) ambitious for political honors should nol forget the opportunity People near at home are not
prohibited from distinguishing themselves
in this way. Thc names of donors with
s Statement of ihc prize may be sent lo
tiu. office.
An l-igt-nlniii M'thiii-m.
A wwllknnwn milk dealer of thin city
hn*- contrived quito nn ingenious plan to
hurry up things to enable him to start
out on hi*- morning ride to nerve hUcus-
l-tniierH. In order to feed his horse while
ho lb-H comfortably in bed ho has placed
an alarm clock in the ntuM--, which he
Huts to go off at 4 o'clock in the morning.
T'liinj-tiin u�� * Mf-aiiif-rlit.
Tennyuon had extraordinary mesmeric
power**, say** the Boston Herald's correspondent. He went, as a young man,
with his wife to some country inn, and
(toon after his arrival a doctor called,
who, having introduced himself said: "1
am here with a lady who is suffering
1 from He-vert* jiliytsli-ul ailment**, and I
want you to eome and try your mesmeric pauses on her, because I am quite
convinced that you have -strong mesmeric powers." Tennyson laughed at
this, but he went with the doctor, who
ahowod him how to make the pn.HHt.-n, and
ho found that he had the power, and
thut it exercised a very beneficial Influence on thn suffering lady. Afterward
when he went Into the room the patient
would fall into a meHiueric sleep almost
bofore he began his pus-*.**-, on her. After
the partie-t left the inn tbey did not meet
for aomejuars, and Tennyson did not
recognize the doctor until reminded of
the 'circumstances by the latter, who
further said: "Doyuu know you saved
this lady's life, and she is now my wife."
**��� lV\i
.. -. -. *. n v. t. Mt��
z * l -
?.    8
'Jill' ���3=5o:3f.s��x:0
\ u--~ ��� -~---        01.0
u.V.tt iii.iKitv ; fil:KU.8.'��55SSjiS_'?_
at K :3<3   -i;s;/:./,3>.
1 wt fm
���a E5s""aS��SS��ssf*
to r.gKQS<o,2��i:n-.5,
5 X
���ma 'u.i -��iii" ' --=asaa*"3*-3i*- ."-
5 'i Z. %\%RB*MW����"f*""B-S
- r.'��� *: : ; : : : l : : : : :    : ��
X "jj
3 S
., &.. SjjJllJsJ'JihiiS
" g|' isis-JB'ssiisjisiS s=
y   if, ~    aeMwaoieiangQgg^ ��� gjl
* ��      |   a ��� ��� , :,>,., 1. , *���#���
-  -   -               ������          ��� 	
On Saturdays and Sundays
"Return TluVcts will be iiwimd betwuisn all
poiniH fur 11 fin**! nnil 11 quarter, k'UhI for re-
t um nut Inter limn Monday.
Return Tickets for one uml 11 Unit ordinary
fiit'o muy lio imrfluiHcii dally to nil pointi.
good for seven (lays, Including day of la-no.
Nu Return '1'it-kt't.s itumed for a furu and a
quarter whore tho sinslu faro in twenty-live
Through ratus hotweon Victoria and Coniox.
President. <a��n'J Supt
dun. Freight und Patsengor Agt
Chas R Hardy & Co
And Fin'-m-iul Urokor
Notary Public, Conveyancer.
Nnnaimo, B. C.
All persons driving over tho wharfi
or bridges in Comox district (aster
tbati a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
S. Creech
Gov. Agent.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
9 Horses, 100 Bheep, and 80 Cows
together with
3 Vowing Machines, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Reaping Hachine, 1 Seed Bower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon. 	
Title deeds can be seen in my possession.
Adam McKelvey
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
Saw Mill
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moi lding,
Lath, Sawn and Split shingles, and dressed I'ine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
I Make It a Point 5 Know
For the lust thirty years havin--*; handled Silver Ware, manufactured hy the
CuMtratrcl linns of Hied and Barron���KodgPti 1847��� and Meritlm Itiitannia,
I  know them to he A I,    K3j. Ill Jewelry, Clock*** Wutehea, and  S|ii'ciacles,
1 Show the Largest Stouk in the city, AT HARD TIMES   PRICKS,
Specal attention given IO rt-phriltg in ALL Branches of the Trade.
Hi- Orders hy nmil will haw- prompt attention. .��'31
M. E. Counter
Kaslo Citv Bargains
���and other splendid investments.
We offer you
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
u o
j" Norman   McLeod ��
0    The   justly     celebrated ��
0 . o
0  Clydesdale,     will    travel n
0 through the District  this P
0 *"- 0
0 season. q
R. Grant & L. Mounce, ��
Props. Union, B. C 0
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B. O.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Bsslam.l'rali. Mill St.. HO Bos as, Telvi"
Nanaimo I). C.
A complete slock of Rolwh and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Sh'mfles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Winds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turninir
and all kinds of wood finishiny furnished
Cedar,     While   Pine,     Retlwo.d.
All orders accompanied witht'Asn orompt
ly and carefully attended to
Steamer Kstell
Harbor and ontsidc towing done at reason
able rates.
F. W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and Retail Dealer   in
1*3?" Largest Establishment of its kind.
1-24 Cordova St.       Vancouver,    11. C
J. VV. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
Courtenay B. G,
John Fraser
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
tho Bay.
Also do a general
Teaming Business
Orders mar br left at the Courtenay
Hotel, or this offio*.
Crescent Jewelry Store,
Nanaimo B, P.
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one uf tlie best equipped
on tho Pacific Coast, anil is situated at
ilic mouth of the Courtenny KtveV, between Union and the Iflrgfl farminif���settlement of Comox,
Trent aie plentiful in thc river, and
targe Kitme abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected With the hotel is
kipt well supplied   with the best wines
ind Hquors.   Staj^e connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
CO'J'RTElT.fl.-a', B.C.
The leading hotel in Comox district.
New and handsomely furnishod,
,zcellent hunting and Ashing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
firct'Class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tha
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
Vancouver furniture Warehouse.
Ealubll.hci* 1873-
         AIho Dealer In        	
nanaimo b.c.   *���**:���*?*���*
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baa-ton Street      ���    Nanaimo B. C.
*' Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain :t SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
Raper Raper & Oo.
Booksellers,     Statiouers,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. B. C.
Robert J. Wenboriv
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo* B. C.
Atl Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
- Nanaimo B. O.
W, E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Pure Drugs Chemiunls and  Piitcnt
Phj'-ii-iina    l*i't*.-ii'i|il ituiM and all onliT.i llll"il
with euro nmi iti--|iiiU*li. I'. 0, luix ]���_'
Geo. Bevilockway,
-**-     Red House    -/-
n-*.m*n*ercial St.     *���*.   Nanaimo. B. C.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Fursjlides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
X Nanaimo Steam X
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
I. R. Gilchrist,,
C. B.
General Blacksmithing- Horseshoeing
Cnrrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
.���ing Machines made to order on short
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily  Fresh Eggs, Butter, Vegcta
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
    A   Full   Line of Everything   	
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
COMOX and UNION 11, C.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
l.D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery, and Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines,B. C.
This town is located in the
midst ofthe largest agricultural
settlement on Vancouver Island. It is within six miles of
Union Mines affording the farmers of the valley the very
best home market, and is situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. Thc lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are an irn(x>rtanl
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and our
hotels of the best.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
COTJI2,T*E3*I**T-A.ir  B, O.
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.
Urquhart Bros, Proprs. Comox B.C,


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items