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The Weekly News Aug 16, 1893

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 G. A. McBain * Co.
tl Mate Broii
Nanaimo,   B. C.
G. A. McBain * Co.
Real Estate Brokers
^�� Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
U^IOIN*, **& O-
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
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Eureka  Bottling Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer a r.d Toiler
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B. C.
W. J. Young. P. P. Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
Permanent Loan and Savings Company
(Incorporated A. D. 1855)
 o o	
HEAD OFFICE���Company's Buildin;s,
Toronto S reet, Toronto, Canada.
J. HERBERT MASON, ��� President and Managing Director.
Subscribed Capital, (5,000,000; Total Assets, $12,091,778.
The Company Lends Money from S3oo to ?3oo,ooo,
On City or Kami Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and on favorable terms of
re-payment.   Mortgages and Debentures purchased.   No Commisson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   "*3TFor particulars apply to
MARCUS WOLFE, Real Estate, Insurance
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.   P. 0. Box to, Nanaimo, B. C.
Can be made by buying now in the
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is being improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
the new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
Now is your opportunity
Office at 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 0 Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   -
eneral 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.
Importers & Dealers in
Flour A Fstd Dry Goods
Farm Produce    % Boots tc Shoes
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery tt Glassware Paint ft Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists   and Stationers
Commercial St Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W J. Ypung
Physician Sf Surgeon
OFFICE <5s R-ESI-DE-fc-rC.
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.
Duncan  Bros.
will be at
John   Hetherington's   sta bit
During the Season.
Terms���To Insure, for the Season $12.50
"      For Single Service $5.00
Groom fees, $1,50
T. C. Woods
B.   C
Conducts a General
Teaming   and  Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays,Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Personal Property Sale
Preparatory to making a business
change I am disposing of my personal effects and offer for sale the following: 1,5
acres of hay in the field; 1 two seated
buggy; 1 new singei sewing machine; 1
bellows and anvil;
Jos. T. Grieve, Grantham
Society    Cards
I. 0. 0. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock- Visiting .brethren cordially invited to attend.    ' ���'
-.; ',, *     Alex. W-* Eraser, ,R.g
Leiser Lodge No. 13; A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings ���������17.30 p. m. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren arecordially-invited tp ."jtjsnd-.���", t
' Ernest A. Holliday
'������-��� 1   'Recorder.  '. ;
Hiram Looge No 14A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay IJ. C..
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before thc full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Young   .
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John B.urd
K. K.S.
For Sale.
One Donkey Engine and Boiler, about
8 h. p. engine with 12 h. p. boiler upright
suitable for hoisting or running machinery
(second hand) Price on steamer at Nanaimo $325.
Apply to R. W. Wenborn, Nanaimo
for further information.
For Sale.
Five lots in Courtenay Townsite being
���ots 68, 67, 65, 73, and 74 on Mill street
between Union and Alice streets, ucar
Courtenay bridge.
For particulars apply to Bruno Mella
do, House 29, Union, B, C.
Orange and Grape Land.
We have 160 ai_re�� of land in Orlando
Co. Florida, near Lake Butler, and between two lines of railroads. The land
contains a variety of soil, some suited to
Orangk CULTURE other pans toGKAPi".
Culture. It will grow anything which
can be produced in lhat Most DELIGHT-
full Climate. '.Will sell or exchange
for city or country property. Enquire of
M. Cly on the Carwuhcn fami, or of Geo
Parks at Union.
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C.
Will be in Union, every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. 1 my store in the
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up"   Apply to
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Mtney to Lcai
I am prepared to make short loans in E-ume
to miit upon wtitfaotory security.
Wm. Chancy. Agent, Court enny
Parties interested will please take notice that alt accounts due me previous to
ttK-1 rst of January last must be paid on
or before the 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 it on Aug. 1,
returns thanks for past favors, and commends the new firm to the public for a
continuance of its patronage.
He requests alt accounts against him
be sent in at once, and immediate payment of all indeblenessto him upon account , in order that the affairs of the
business may be speedily closed.
Pir-tHix-p Meaiu rem en tn in (*���*(* in IH-Tercnt
Coui.trit-H iit the I'roHont Time.
.. It is no wonder thnt there is some un*
certainty nbont the length of n mile.
English speaking countries have four-
different  miles���the ordinary mile of
: 5,280 feet, nnd tbe genernphk-al or nautical mile of (*,0N"*, making a difference of
about one-aevfiith between the two;
thon there is the scotch mile of ft,038
feet, and the Irish mile of 0,720 feet;
four various miles, overy one of which
is still in use. Thun almost every country has ita own standard mile. .*-. The Romans "hail '��� their milliapusmim, 1,000
paces, which must have'been nbont !J*��
000 feot in length, unless we ascribe tb
Ca-sar's legionaries great stepping capacity.   The German mile of today is 24;*
��� 818 feet in length, more than four nnd a
half times as long as our mile. The
Dutch, the Danes and the PrusoianB en*
.'joy a fnilp that is 18,440 feet long, three
and a half times the length of ours; and
the Swiss get more exercise in walking
one of their miles than we get In walking five miles, for their mile is 9,15ft
yards long, while ours is only 1,700
ynrdB. The Italian mile is only a few
feet longer than ours, the Roman mile
is shorter, while tho Tuscan and the
.Turkish milea are 150 yards longer.
.* Tho Swedish mile is 7,841 yards long,
I and the Vienna post mile is 8,3��0 yards
in length. So hore is a list of twelve
different miles; and besides this there
are other measures of distance, not
counting the French kilometer, whicli
is rather less than two-thirds of a mile!
The Brazilians have a millia that is ono
and one-fourth times us long an our
mile; the Neapolitan mi j-lio is about the
same length; the Japanese ri, or mile, is
two and one-half times ours: the Russian
verst is five-eighths as long as onr mile;
while the Persian standard is n ii-rsakh,
four and a half miles long, which is said
to be equal to the parasang. so familiar
to the readers of Xenophou's Anabasis,
The league that is familiar to readers of
French and Spanish books varies just as
does the mile. In Brazil it is three and
four-fifths miles long, in France it was
three miles, in Spain It was two and two-
third miles, and once on a timo in England it was two and one-half miles long.
The only measure that is about the same
in every country is the meter, and even
that varies slightly, for in Frnnce it is
30.370.-4iW inches in length, while in this
country it is 30,87070 incheH��� a difference to be mentioned, but not to he considered iu practice.���St. Louis Ulobe-
BdklHio ltntii'-ly fur Fru*tt llltea,
The Esqnimanx have a Bimple and ef-
fective method for curing frost-bites. It
is the application of cold to the part af -
fected.auda gradual elevation of the
temperature until the normal heat is restored in tho frozen part. This sometimes takeH a day, butitcurea, and there
is no next year's discomfort. In the experiences of Chief Engineer Melville in
the Artie regioiu, the practicability and
efflcnoy .*f this treatment was effectually demonstrated. Men frozen to the
knees and elbows were brought to A nor-
vial state in a few days,
Texada Island.
Mild, Dry and Genial Climate��� Freedom From "Destructive Beasti���
Mountain Lakes and Fiah ���
Wealth of Wild Berries and
Bunch Grass��� Admirable Pasture Bange for Sheep��� Scarcity
of Soil and Plethora of Bocks ���
Observations and Particulars.
Texada Island ts one nf the most considerable bodies of land in thc Gulf of
Georgia. It is about 30 miles long and
averages from 6 to 8 miles wlda. It is a
mountain of rocks, having no flat or arable land except a few small swamps here
and there some hundreds of feet above
thc waters of the surrounding **.ulf, nnd
like the fresh water lakes of which there
are.perhaps a baker's dozen, nestled in
the bosom of the mountains. But all o-
ver the immense surface of the island
thrown up probably by some terrific upheaval, are piled up rocks, largely covered by moss, stunted bunch grass, with a
profusion of briers of various kinds, on
which wild berries grow in abundince,
with wild goosbemes and other small
bushes and stunted pines, not thick e-
nough to form much of a shade or prevent the growth of such vegetation as the
sparse soil will support. There are a
very few cedars, but these like other trees
there, are low and of diminutive size.
The distance ofthe trees apart gives the
island a beautiful park-like appearance,
and as there is little, almost no under
brush, and few fallen trees, and these
small, it is easy to get about, except for
the sharp irregular stiperabundent rocks;
but one can wind about unci over these
following deer paths without much
trouble provided the soles of the shoes
worn are studded with plenty of nails to
prevent slipping.
There are plenty of deer on the Island
and the fresh water lakes are full of trout
There is one lake that is the home ofthe
mud turtle, and is often spoken of as the
Turtle Lake.
It is surprising that with the manifest
advantages that the island possesses (or
the raising of sheep, that this industry
has never been attempted here. There
is plenty of sheep run, and no destructive
animals to interfere with the sheep, such
as panthers, wolves, bears, etc. Thee
is, however, a necessity to protect the"
lambs when quite young from the talons
of eagles, but this is not regarded as a
serious matter.
There are but two or three settlers on
the island. Mr C. R. Miller has been
the longest, acknowledging a residence
of six years. His wife appears contented
and is perhaps happier away from the
world's madding strife than she would be
in it. They have a little cabin and a
garden on the mountain side. A flock
of hens, numbering about a hundred attracted our attention. "I have," observed
Mr. Miller, "realized $150 in eggs during
the past year, besides having what we
wanted to cat." Theie must be enormous
strength in the soil, for there was mighty
little of it, and yet the stoney garden
blossomed with berries and vegetables.
Mr. Miller gets work at the Lime Kiln a
portion of the time, and from the owners
of mines in doing the statutory development work. He can get a deer almost
any evening, and for fish he has' only to
throw his line into the waters that lave
the shore of his island home. His sheet
anchor, is the valuable mines of which he
i* the owner, or part owner, and of which
an account will be given next week. He
has the utmost faith in them, and will
with his wife stick, to use his express
ion.tintil he realizes on them.
At the iron mines about one and one half
miles below Miller's lives a Mr. James
Raper with his family. He is also interested in the mines and like his neighbor
will stav until he has something to leave
.with. There are no other families residing in Texada.
.Qne bachelor rancher, however, was
found. His name was Lawerence Sou-
veren, a German. He came here in July
last and took up a ranch about a mile
nnd a half back from the claim of the
Puget Sound Mining Co. In the bosom
of the mountain he has found 70 acres of
swamp land, and although he will have
to run a ditch for a mile in order to drain
it,,he is not dismayed by this, and will
jftoceci*!, having an abiding faith in the
mineral wealth -wound him, which will
soineday,not very dlst.int.when developed
furnish him a home market for his produce.. He is not without a neighbor, fcr
a Mr. Ned Barney has lately taken up a
rnnch adjoining Souveren's where he has
some ten acres of meadow, A few might
find some good places by applying to Mr
Miller, provided they wished to become
settlers, but he very properly declines to
assist speculators. However, the public
lands can now only be obtained by preemption, and this now requires actual
residence upon the premises in person.
The proxy business is played out.
The island being washed by the gulf
stream is warmer than either Vancouver
Island or the mainland, and there is
probably nnlv half thc rainfall, giving it
an ideal climate. What few inhabitants
there are, live on thc west side of the island which is much the pleasantcr part
of it. Th** east side has the advantage
of having steamers frequently pass; the
Alaska steamers and boats carrying supplies to the northern logging camps taking ihe route through the Malaspina
The island is frequently visited by
hunters, but more especially by mineral
prospectors. What advantages the place
offers to thc miner and capitalist will be
dwelt upon in our next article.
Steamboat Excursion.
There   will  be   an excursion up
Seymour Narrows
Thursday, August 84th 1893
��� on the ���
8. 8. Joan.
Steamer will leave Coniox Wharf at
7 a. m. and   Union Wharf at 8. a. m.
Trains   from  Union   will connect  with
steamer    Good music will be provided,
and every arrangement made for a first
class time.
%~$* Tickets only $1.50.
Comox Holloings.
The ss. Joan arrived last Wednesday
from Nanaimo with freight for McPhee
& Moore, J. B, Holmes and A. Urquhart
and the following passenger list: T. C
Woods, W.'Harvev, Mrs. E. McDonald,
G. G. McDonald, Mrs Heatherbell, Mr.
McKariand, W. Barkie, Mr. and Mrs
Graham, F. W. Robbins, and Mr. Car-
Thc ss. Joan left here for Valdes Island
Thursday. Several of our hard working
citizens availed themselves of the opportunity for a short ex ursion. Among
these were Mr. anil Mrs J. 11. Holmes,
Mrs. F. C. Woods and family, Mrs. I).
Anthony and family and Mr. and Mrs
Graham of Victoria. John Wilson brought
down some fine fresh salmon.and soon had
them all sold, as none who heard his
gentle voice, calling, "Ere's some fresh
salmon" could resist the impulse to buy.
The ss Joan left Friday at 5. a. infer Victoria and way ports with following
passengers: C. J. Moore, D. Moffat, J.
Blair, j. Grie��-e, Miss Urquhart, L Casey, S. Creech, F. Dorman, and Rev. Mr.
Take your wife and children on the
excursion; everybody is going,
A large number of visitors are expect
ed up to the Comox' Agricultural and Industrial exhibition. It is hoped that it
will be suitably advertised, and in season
so that pcplc will have lot*, of rime to pre
Mr. Guide, the hunter, has taken to
the woods again to hunt up winter quarters and make a study of "pedro" so that
he may regain some of his lost art and so
The Elk hotel is undergoing a course
of renovation. New paper and new
painting works wonders sometimes, and
certainly a big transformation is going on
C. J. Moore of McPhee & Moore, general merchants, went below on the last
trip of the ss. Joan, on business and
pleasure bent. He is expected back on
the next boat and will spend the honeymoon quietly at home. Why not? There
is no more delightful place than the beautiful Comox valley, and I have often wondered how any one should be so selfish
as to enjoy it alone.
Rev. Mr. McConnell I regret to say
has left for home (England). He went
by way of Chicago, and,will take in the
World's Fair His stay among us was
brief but long enough to enable him to
make many friends and he will carry
back with him, it is trusted, to thc old-
world, pleasant recollections of the new.
Capt. Rodgers paid us a brief visit last
week. He looks younger than ever. He
brought over a cargo of horses and buggies for the new livery stable at Union,
Sam. Cliffe of the Lome was a passen
ger to Vancouver on the ss. Dunsmuir
last week. He has not been over to
the city on the Inlet for some vears.
The story of his going to Hornby Island
on a flying machine was a canard. He
always travels in first class style, and
though he may sometimes take a flyer
he never lands on a small island.
Mr. Jack McKim made a visit on his
iron horse. He made the run from Union in 30 minutes, in good form. When
he arrived.thcre was not an ounce of fat
on his bones, but then he had not a great
deal of that article when he started.
Mr. Alex. Fraser, the lightning operator made a trip of ir.fpect.on down the
line, He found every thing o. k. The
wire never gets but a few hours the start
of him. He appears to be the right man
in the right place.
Last Saturday, Rev. Mr. Nixon and
parly of Denman Island left for Bute
Inlet on his steam yacht. They are on a
pleasure and prospecting trip. Jack
Cowie was among the number and is in
the look out for a ranch.
The ss. City of Nanaimo arrived about
2 o'clock on Sundav afternoon with over
300 excursionists aboard. The Nanaimo Silver Cornet Rand furnished thc best
of music. After landing they scattered
about, some procuring teams and going
out into the country,and yet two spacious
hotels here were crowded, so that many
it is feared were compelled to wait longer
than they would like in order to get
served. They were a jolly crowd, and
were much pleased with their trip and
the beautiful scenery. There arc few
prettier townsites than Comox, so our
visitors thought. We would all be glad
to see them agaiij.
J. B. Holmes deserves great credit for
rowing on Sunday, not fnr rowing bi-i
for his unique way of rowing. He pulled all of ten yards handling the rudder
ropes with great skill. Talk about a
corkscrew! Why! a machine of that kind
would not compare with thc figure he
made, any more that a candle with the
sun. For croockedness his path would
shame a corhscrciv out of countenance.
As thc water leaves no permanent trace
of his skill I furnish this little memorandum, that the knowledge of his exploit
may not fade from the memory of man.
Blue Mud.
Union   Flashes.
Take you girl on the 241I1.
Mrs. T. D. McLean is visiting relatives
in thc east.
The schno! opened here on Monday
wiih Mr. Walkii.s ol Salt Spring Island
as teacher.
Mr. K. Grant and wife left for Nova
Scotia last Wednesday
Mr. F. D. Little went down below 00
last week's boat.
It is learned that the final trial to
raise the San Pedro Inst Saturday at Victoria proved a failui'c.
The lug Falcon with scow took away
170 tons of coal to Victoria last  week.
H. M. S, Nymphc arrived Saturday
evening for fuel. She left Tuesday for
Four sailing ships arc on their way
John Fulcher of diamond drill fame,
Wellington was here Suiulny smiling as
usual on lhe ladies.
Thc annual Caledonian picnic from
here was held at Union Wharf on Saturday. Thc picnickers returned about 7
p. m. having had a delightful time.
Local Brevities
Go on the excursion the 24th.   See ad.
J.J.Grant has been coquetting with the
fish of Oyste.* Kiver.
J. W. Fraser and Hilly Glennon were
over to Denman Island the latter part of
last week.
J. W. Fraser has added a new buggy
to his livery outfit.
The Comox Agricultural and industrial Association will hold its first annual
Exhibit on the 28th of September.
Let us all take an outing and visit
Seymour Narrows. Remember the date
��� Aug. 24.
Isaac Davis and Win. Grieve returned
last Friday from a visit to the mines on
Texada Island.
Hiram Lodge "No. 14 A. F. & A. M.
will meet at their hall in Courtenay next
The Ilehring Sea arbitrators are sitting
in secrecy ana-all forcasts of lheir decision are idle talk.
Look out next week for the Prize List
of the Comox District Exhibition, ft
will fill seven columns on the inside of
the paper.   Send a copy to your friends.
Miss Emma McDonald and Miss lies*-
sic McDonald of the Bay were visitors
last week of Miss Amos at Courteuay.
Phillip Gable, the enterprising cigar
manufactor of Nanaimo, was up on the
Sunday excursion and paid this villa-*-- a
A. Garvin's spring on Baynes Sound
may have good medical qualities, but a
well person would go dry a long while
before drinking of it.
Thc plans for Miss Barnes new house
were drawn by R. Mackay Fripp, architect of Vancouver, The perspective indicates a verv pretly cottage*
G. \V. Garrison, father of Mrs. C. C.
Westwood, left for thc east en Sunday,
going by the way of Seattle. He will id-
so take in the World's Fair.
The prize list of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association will be
published in full next week in this paper.
The Nanaimo miners hive agreed 10 a
reduction of 20 per cent on all earning
wages of $3 and over per day and 10 per
cent from those earning less*.
Dr. Scharschmidt and party returned
from their outing last week. They
caught more or less '"sh, got well tanned,
and presumably stored up enough vigor
to last over until the return of another
A large number ofthe excursionists on
the City of Nanaimo Sunday came up as
far as this place, all the available teams
being utilized. They expressed regret at
not being able to see more of this beautiful valley.
Ben Kennedy, the murderer of O'Conner, has Seen identified bv the sheriff of
Snohomish county, Washington, as one
John C. Mears, who is wanted there on
a charge of forgery, also for theft, and
attempted murder.
His Honour the Lieutenant Governor
by an Order in Council has extended
the lime for the commencement of the
actual work of construction ofthe Canada Western Central Railway until the
first day ef August, 1894.
Partnership Notice.
The undersigned gives notice that he
has this day taken into partnership his
sons Edward William McKim and John
J. McKim, and that the business of general merchandising will be hereafter conducted under thc style and firm name of
fames McKim & Sons nt Union, B. C.
The new firm assume all liabilities nf
James McKim. in connection with the
business, and will collect all outstanding
James McKim.
Union, B. C.August 1893.
Interesting Point of Law.
In the matter of the complaint of
Charles McKariand of Denman Island
for the shooting of a bull belonging to
him, last month, heard before Geo. K.
Drabble, J. P. and J. W. McKenzie, J. P.
on Monday, held that .-.here a person
was attacked by a vicious animal he
might in sell defense shoot it; nevertheless he could not wantonly do so, nor
when his safely did not demand it. Under the evidence m the case before ihe
justices il was held that the shooting
was unnecessary and that the animal
killed must be paid for, wilh costs.
About Canada*
According to the last ceo *is Canada
A population of 4.832,679.
40,1x10 post offices.
A paid up bunk capital of J^.s/'O^GS-.
with assets Amounting to four llines thnt
An annual revenue obtained from r\.
tisc and duties  mostly,  of $38,570011.
Yearly imports amounting to $1 iij,</-r,
1348 steamers and 5085 sailors.
80 miles of canals,
I4t633 miles of nilway.
27,866 miles of telegraph line.
An indebtedness of 237,809,030.
A magnificent climate.
An area as large as thc United  States.
We have the finest forests in the
We have the richest fisheries in lhe
Two thirds ofthe wheat area of North
America are in Canada.
Our country abounds in minerals-
in treasures of gold, silver, -.upper, nickel
coal and iron.
We raise the best barley, llie best
hnrscs and cattle, ami produce tlie best
cheese on earth.
At thc World's Fair as respects the
principle exhibits we hold our own a-
gainst all nain-ns.      ,
Wc have the largest field for de.clop-
ment and the next century will see here
thc most wondciful progress. AGRICULTURAL.
Feedlng Hens in Summer*
tin a majority of farms tho hens aro allowed ti) Bnift for themsolvos during tlie
summer, and a> pretty suceeaafnt shift tbey
make of it, too, says 0. U. Williama. He
continues: Tho lien ia nmurully a hui.gry
nuimal (no doubt about thia), and yet, many
stop feeding hor as soon as the warm
wonUier comes because she can shift for
herself, aud then thoy grumble becauae she
Sowing o:Uri at the --<-,'��������� of from fivo to IS
pucks per acre, did not materially etl'eet the
yield of grain. The bl-ialc.or tho sowing tlio
oarlior tho oats ripened and tho loss the
quantity of straw per aero.
Applying ton tons of yard manure per
aero iucreaaed the yield of oata ou rather
poor land from -).*> lo tin bushels, a gain of
4.V) p .muds of grain increased the yield ef
Straw 1,000 pouuda, With comparatively
dry weather during the early growth of the
oata there was no tendency to lodge.
Giving more than ordinary preparation
to the aeed-hed did uot materially increase
the yield ol either oats or barley.    Plowing
wlio related how he had caught hia hens In
"theft" (t) scratching up seed corn. He
did not allow thia co:iduct from thom, and
ihey seemed to un dors tain I it protty well
too, fir he had nover been able to catch
them at it. Yet there was unmistakable
signs of mischief on the part *>f aome members oi the feathered ttiho���crows, lions or
something, Getting up a little earlier than
aominou one morning, lie discovered iho
plunderers to be of hla own birnyard- and
was led to see the error of his way in de
rounding " bricks without straw."
The host remedy for this wandering,
{���.hindering disposition on the part of the
ion is a moderate feed of grain and table
soraps twice a day end a six-foot high wire
fence around about, hor whon there is especial damagcHhe can do. Don't contino them
all tho lime. It is only uow and thon ihoy
will do tlie farm as much injury as they
will good. The worms and inaojls a hen
will transform from enemies of plant lifo to
choice egga are legion. This work and exorcise la good for the hen, good for the
farm, and may nut bu especially had for the
With plenty of food ���nothing muoh but'
ter or cheaper thnn good, plump seventy
cent wheat���and liberal quantfoa of dust
near ab hand, tliu.v will not havo such i
mania for tiio flower Led ami garden.
Still 1 believe it ia prudent to havo a yard
roady and confine thom when actual damage is done.
An Old Question-
In every publication devoted to   tho  in*
toreats of the farm, and in many   not   specially   agricultural,   appears  ut   frequent
intervals the stereotyped warning to   boys
to guard against   the   mistake   of   leaving
lho farm for tho city.    "Don't   leave   the
farm."    " The city ia full of vice." " Dai
gerlurks at   every   corner   of   tho   city,
" Success iu the city js almost impossible."
"A farmer's wife is far happier than that
of tho city man."   Such   aro tlie   warnings
and the wise sayings ot the   many   writers
ou such subjects.
Now I know what lifo on   the   farm
says a correspondent   I know its pleasures,
its hard work, ita comforts and discomforts,
und 1 also know city life, ita   dangers,
worry   ami rush ita pleasures too, all from
personal experience.
The ground I take is Una : it is worse
than folly for a young man to make farm
Ing Ids life huBtiieas if ho is unlit for it. It
would do a waste of his lifo, a burying of
his talents, if he lias talent, in another
direction. This trying to make the farmer's son a farmer simply because ho was
born upon the farm, and considering him
a sinner if lie leaves, is all wrong. If
farming is his fort ho should stick to it
and buccobb will he won���otherwise lie may
" peg along," discontented and unsuccessful. Not everyone can mako a success of
tanning : it requires ability push uud husi
ueas judgment.
If a boy has a mechanical turn of mind
he will make a hotter mechanic than farm
or, and will he far happier in the field ol
mechanics than hi tne field of agriculture.
True, many men in the cities long for
country mi let��� thoy, or many of thom.
would make successful farmers where thty
are iiml-ini* failures of thoir nailing, per
haps. There ure misfits everywhere, ol
thi* farm and in tho city.
It is a mistake for a boy to seek city employment simply becauso ho dislike*- the
hard work and soiled hands, which are n
part of the farmer's lifo. Soiled hands,
poor olotllf)R and hard work abound in the
city. What I would advise is that where
a hoy has a natural bent for mechanics,
medicine, law, journalism, art or agriculture, that bent should lie encouraged,
educated and advanced iu every legitimalc
way Io the end thnt he miy bo crowned
with a successful life.
Olover Bay.
The value of clover hay as food for horses,
milch cows and nhccp, is underestimated
because it ia too often improperly curod,
Vory many practical farmers do not ho
Hova lho statement of the scientists that
clover makes a nearly perfect ration for a
horse at light work, ami not a few say that
they do not want the hay at all. Tu all
auoh the following suggestions are offered
hy tlie Prairie Farmer:
When tho clover ia barely in full bloom,
and before ten percent, ofthe heads turn
brown, cut a ton and euro it in tho empty
barn mows. This will teat the matter aa to
thu feeding strength of clover. I know it
to be a fact that such hay wijl be preferred
by horsos ton good pasture, and eaten with
nearly the same relish as oats. Clover at
this stage contains a high por cent, of rich,
digestible food, and is very palatable.
Of course muoh hay cannot he made after
this fashion, but it is worth while for any
doubter to take this trouhlo to find out the
possibilities of olover as a food. Then he
will see that the difference botwoon auch
feed and the hay as usually made if; a matter for which hu is in a great degree responsible.
Probably half tho feeding value of clover
is usually lost by the common methods of
handling it. Thc hay is allowed to got entirely loo ripe when it stands until nearly
all brown and the sterna become woody and
the leaves and heads lose tiieir aweetnoss.
More hay can be mado by late cutting, hut
the quality is seriously impaired���so much
so that some doubt tho claim that clover
hay is much stronger food than timothy
hay. Clover ia hard lo cure at any stage
ami is especially ao when in full bloom.
Tho usual way is to lot it ho aftor cutting until it is ready for tha mow, and then
the top is badly burned and tho leaves are
brittle and fall oir. Good clover hay, free
from dust, cannot bo mado in showery
weather, us it should bo cured iu tho windrow and cock, and this requires timo. Tlie
claim is made lhat hay may be drawn lo
the mow as soon aa tlio outside moisture
is gone, but I have never succeeded fully iu
i his way. I prefer field curing, but it must
ho done iu full exposure to tho sun, nor
muat dew fall upon it in the swulh, unless
when fresh cut, Fine, bright clover hay
oan bo best mado in tho windrow, if
Weather permits.
Il thn olover be heavy and full of sap, as
It Is when in full bloom, a good way is to
start llie mower aliout lu a.m., running
until noon, uml then again starting it at I
p.m., and running until night. The first
lot should be turned iu tlie afternoon uud
pilt in good-sized windrows bofore any dew
falls. It will not be more than half-cured,
whoroneclover out three weeks later would,
under this treatment, bo ready for the mow
but worth Ilttlo when there, Tho olover
cut late in the evening will not he b| tokened Iiy tho dew and should be put in the
windrow us soon as half-cured the next
day. These windrows will nontl to be
shaken up or turned once or twice before
drawing in, and it Is my experience thnt if
I lie bay can be kept iu thia ahnpe or iu small
cooks for two or threo diya, more perfect
earing can be done without nny damage to
llie .lover. The heads will he bright, and
tin* leaves and stems green in color, and
thero will be no dust.
I was talking with a friend just recently | the seed-bed   produced better results than
' any method of preparing seed-beds in this
!ompact soil without plowing,
A somewhat bettor yield of oata was ob-
ained by sowing April 16, which was the
usual time of sowing oats this season in this
locality, than by earlier or liter sowing.
Satisfactory remits were obtained by sow-
ina any week lu April.
Plowing laud six Inches deep, which has
been in timothy and clover one year, gave
better results with corn than shallower or
deeper proparalion of tbe seod-bed, both in
the quautily of (train and stover.
Corn from a fifteenth acre plot, which
bad uo stirring of tha soil after the corn
was planted- but merely hail the woods removed by scraping the surfaoe with a hoe,
yielded IT bushels of shelled coin por acre,
white six plots cultivated with tho ordinary
cultivator, throe, two inches deep and three,
four inches deep, yielded ubout ."-s bushels
per acre.
Cultivating as nearly as an ordinary rid
ing cultivator could be made to do it, two
or four Inches deep, did not materially aflect
the yield.
Planting the ordinary medium maturing
dent corn, at tho rate of one kernel every
six inches, in rows43 inches apart, gavo a
larger yield of grain tfiau thicker or thinner
plan tin,;, 1'lnti'ing ut the rule of one her
uel every throe inches gavo 2,800 pound-*
more stover and 1,850 pounds less ours. The
yield, when planted ut thc rate of one
kernel every 0 or '12 inches, was considerably less of stover and somewhat less of
grain from a much less number of curs. Tho
quantity of stover produced dcoreased with
tho thickness of planting.
Thc method of distribution, whether one,
two, three, or four kernels wero planted
per hill, did not afl'eet the yield ao long na
the thickness of planting remained the
Topping tlio corn decreased the yield of
grain, as compared with allowing tho corn
to ripen ou tha standing stalks without
mutilation. The weight of ears was decreased *)-IO pounds per aero, whilo tho tntnl
weight of tops was I,U."iU pounds per ncre.
Tho tops were from one-fourth to one-third
lho total stover and about one-eight tin
plant above ground.
When tho whole plant was cut and
shocked tho yield of ear corn was ISS
pounds per aero loss than wheu tlie corn
was merely topped. The total atover or
wholo stalks weighed about 1,900 pounds
per ajre moro thau tho top-* alone. In this
caso cutting up the wholo plant was better
practice thun merely topping tho com.
Removing the tassels on every other row
before they shed their pollen had no   "
ou tlie yield of corn.
finisim? Grain-
The condensed statement In
results obtained  one season only,
one sruson only, at the
Pennsylvania experiment station, and it ia
not lo he taken us necessarily applying to
other seasons or conditions. Il will apply,
lo*cv.*r, to Ontario in u --imil.-t season.
Profitable Pie Feedim?-
Tho price of pork nearly every year now
is such as to warraul us in feeding some
of our low-priced grains to the pigs instead
ot sending it to market. Thoro is such
a thing as making high-priced pork from
good feed, that will bring us iu more profit
than in selling the feed. Wo need to feed
less corn, and more wheat and other
Gals, along with good clover grass nud good
milk. As it is now, we too often feed the
pigs cheap food, bad mixtures that no other
animals will touch, aid thu result ia,
have diseasea and aickuess in tho swine
that often costa us considerable. We can
avoid theBe by allowing tho same common-
sense in giving the pigs clean, healthy food
that we exercise toward our horsos and
cows. No orio would think of feeding the
fine farm horses aour food right along, nor
anything in fact that would tend to injure
their health.
Pigs seem to he gifted with stronger
stomachs thau most fnrm animals, and as a
result of thia we impose upon them. We
have found, however, within thc last few
years that even the swine's stomach 1ms n
limit to it, and it can be injured seriously,
Wc must abandon tho old idea thai pigs
can thrive on any dirty, unwholesome fond.
Ily Binding their stomachs with fond lhnt
has no nourishment to it, we not only fuil
to increase their weight, but wo run the
risk of loaing ihem entirely.
Aftor yeara of experience the best pig
misers have reached the conclusion thnt
the most perfect food for pigs is a combination of grass und wheat, with milk, roota
and com, added iii small quantities to give
variety. Now the question is, enn we feed
them such wholesome food aud make n prof-
tt thereby ! Without doubt this can bo
lone when wheat is selling as low as it
has been during the last fow yeara. Tho
amount of grain that tho pigs need is not so
very great. It is used more to supplement
the grass ration, Thoy should be turned
out in the clover field, and be allowed to eat
all of tho clean sweet clover that thoy will.
Then beginning -vith a pint of wheat per
day thia can be increased at the ond of two
months to a gallon por day. It need not be
fed evory day, but can be alternated
times with corn, for u little corn ia good
for thom, and ia quite essential for fattening toward the nnd.
Pork made from such au ideal food will
nearly always command a higher price in
the market, and il will return proportion
ately bettor profit to tho owner. The old
swill-raised aud dirty nigs may go for home
consumption on many furms.whero lho own
era do not seom to distinguish between good
and bad pork ; but lho time has come when
such pork will not answer tho demand of
tho best market. City people uml thoso
with cultivated taste will not eat such pork.
They refine to buy any pork, when that is
all thoy can get. lint give them grass uud
grain-made pork-and their demand ia made
immediately upon the murkot,nud the farmer reaps his reward.
Drugs and Kidney Disease-
Probably the mijority of people are not
awaro of tho fact that the medicines taken
iuto tho stomach must be eliminated
through the excretory organs, and chiclly
through the kidneys. Many drugs which
are not at all unpalatable, and which can be
aw allowed easily in considerable doaes and
without disturbing the stomach, are extremely irritating to the kidneys, and much
mischief is done to theso important organs
when Ihey aro required to eliminate, day
after day, tbe doaoa of poiann swallowed
with thu supposition that they will somehow cure a chronic cough, a disordered
digestion, ora torpid liver. The continued
use of arsenic for u skin diseuse, iodide of
potash or mercury for aome constitutional
malady, or of simple chlorate of potash for
a throat or bronchial affection, may be the
means of setting up au incurable kidney
disease. Tito last named drug is perhaps
particularly dangerous, because commonly
regarded us harmless. It is extremely irritating to the kidneys, as well ns depressing
to the heart, and many persona havo doubtless been greatly injured by ita froquent
and long continued use,
Whit lo do in Emergencies-
When an accident happens, thero is too
often valuable time lost in frantic rushing
hither and thither, or iu hasty application
of unsuitable remedies that do more harm
than good. A little self-possession and tlio
exorciseof aeertuiu amount of common sense,
will enable ono to bo of tho grcatost uso
ut hucIi times, and peril * ps even the means
of saving life itself,
Every household should have a atore of
simple roino'Iica, and also antidotes for
Nome of thu moi'o common kiiiila of poiaoua.
They should be kept whore they are easily
accessible,���and in a place well known to
each member of thc family.
In vory severe cases of burns or sculds,
the nervous system is ao prostrated by the
shock there is often less sultcrlng than
when tho injury ia slighter. Tho pulse
will bo small and quick, and a stimulant
Bhould bo administered without waiting for
the doctor.
Thc wholo theory of dressing is to excludo
the air. The more effectually tins is dono,
the greater will bo the relief afforded,
When only a small surface is injured, an
artificial skin may be formed with flexible
collodion ; or if that is not at hand, common mucilage or gum arabic disolved in
warm water will anawer. Aa one layer dries,
another Bhould bu painted over it.
An excellent remedy for burns and scalds
is a mixture of lime-water and sweet or linseed oil in equal parts. Another excellent
one is bicarbonate of soda. The common
kind used for cooking purposes may he employed. A thick layer should be spread
ovor the part, and covered with a light wet
bandage, keeping it moist aud renewing it
when necessary.
When tho clothing takes firo, it is well if
tho victim have presence of mind to stain
perfectly atill. .Motion fans tho flame, and
causos it to burn moro quickly. He muy
throw himself on thc lloor und roll over und
ovor, but nover move from placo to placo
seeking help. A woolen shawl, a piece of
carpet, or a rug muy be wrapped tightly
around (he person, not covering the fi
and if thoro is timo to wet it, so much tho
better ; but there ia not nn instant to lose,
particularly if thc clothing is cotton. The
great object ia to prevent the flames from
getting down tho throat and tho chest from
being  burned.
Qracg and Exercise-
A young lady who is to appear in society
fnols, na doea a young man, tlio embarrassment of not knowing what to do with her
arms. Sho therefore assumes the position
copyrighted by the general sex, and folds
her hands in front of her, while her forearms
rest on her hips, Thia ia juat ua aure an
judical ion thut she has nol. perfect control
of her arms as it is for a young man to thrust
his hands in hia pockets, says Outlay.
Women almost invariably fold thoir hands
in front of them, whilst men clasp theirs be-
hi'idthem. In either caso it may heasign
of embarrassment. Any one who haa nride
longs to be graceful iu her movements,
Thore is possibly no hotter way to acquire
the necessary case of motion than by gym-
naatic drill, whether with light dumb-hells,
iluba, wands or by freo movements, Tno
consciousness that this gesture cau be made
well, gives confidence, and confidence gives
the necessary self-control. Accurate movement of thc body can bo acquired only hy
Reap Tools Sharp.
Two of tho principal things to bo considered in tho performance of any kind of it-
hour, are case and oillolonov. And iu many
lines certain measures which increase the
ease nf doing the work, also increase the
efficiency of tho work itself. This is cm-
phuticuily true in aome kinds of farm labour,
and of household work. Uno of tho ways
of scouring this desirable end ia, to keep
tho tools sharp. This will enable thc worker
to perform hia labour more quickly, more
easily, nnd in a better manner than ho can
possibly do it with dull tools. Nearly three
thousand years ago, this fact was recognized
by ono who said: "If the iron be blunt,
and ho do not whet tho edge, theu muat ho
put to more strength," The samo principle
applies to-day, and itougbttobu couaidered
and noted upon by eveiy one who uses what
"'e known as edged tools.
Ho Know His Business.
It was in a moment of absent-mindedness
������oven lhe host of us will bo off our guard
sometimes���and ho had been engaged to
some seventeen girls, She leaned her head
upon his shoulder and looking into hia oyes
said :
"How do you know that ynu love ino.
Ho replied with u far-away look in liii
oyea : " Well 1 guess I know my business.'
Hor Floral Name-
She���" You know, Reggie, that girls uro
being culled by the names of flowers now,
nnd my sister SllggOBlcd thai I should lie
called Thistle."
Reggie���"Oh, yes, I wo; booauso you
ire so sharp?"
She���" Oh, no ; she suid it was because a
lonkey loved mo."
The Treatment of Bur-tie-
Kvery littio whilo one reads somo exhaustive treatise on tho treatment of burns
and sculda, aaid (realise always ending up
with tlie recommendation to use lime-water
aud oil. While there may be somewhere
in medical science aomo excellent reason for
the employment of this compound, one cannot but wonder how such a curious mixture
cor camo into favor. One might die from
exhaustion, from pain, before either of
these ingredients could bo procured and
properly prepared for uso; besides, not
everyone understands managing them,
Why not use a remedy within the reach of
cveryoiie,   something   that   almost   every
f pantry affords and which has been thorough-
y tested and found in every way to answer all tho demands of a remedy'; At
tho very firat possible moment grasp a
handful of lard, such as ia used for cooking
purposes, and smear it over the burned
surface. This answers until the regular
remedy can lie prepared, which consists
simply of a paste of flour aud lard mado as
soft us it can be handled. Thia is spread
about half au inch thick upon a cloth and
applied to the injured parts, Let it remain until it begins to crumble, which can
bo rapidly ascertained by raising tho corner
of lhe cloth. The application must thon
ho renewed, great caro boing noc-
essury in taking off tho old plaster that
tho aui'face of illo skin is not broken. If
jtsticks nt any point, it is much hottor to
leave it than to run any risk of 'irritating
lhe hurt und possibly causing a deep sore.
The number of applications will depend
upon tho nature of the burn. Sometimes it
is necessary to renew tlm plastor a di
times, and it Is worth while to do this if
the burn is deep. In othor enses one or
two will he ipiite sufficient. Tlio binned
flesh absorbs all of tho oil from the plaster,
and the flour serves to keep thenirfromit
aud, if carefully managed, thero will scarcely be any pain aftor lard ia put on.
It is sometimes desirable to givo u soothing mixture and allow the patient to sloop,
for burns uro extremely exhausting, and
groat care should he taken with the dial,
und every effort made to keep the system
in u utalc of repose.
If a vory largo surface is injured, there
ia danger to life, but this may almost alwaya ho uvoii'ed by tho immediate! application of tbo lnril. It is safe to assert that
tho average of fatal cases could be reduced
moro than hnlf if thia courao of treatment
wore persisted in. Cases have heen known
where very largo surfaces have been deeply
burned, aud tho patient has recovered without leaving scar when treated in this way,
Mrugs ami chemicals arc host loft ulonc in
auch emergencies, simple treatment, absolute quiet and a moderate amount of plain,
nourishing food almost insuring a aafo and
Bpeody ro-iovcry.
A Rush to Goldfields.
The recent discovery of rich auriferous
quart/, reefs near Conl-jnrdle, Western Alia-
Lucius Langdon Nicholas, who has just
married Mrs. bishop, mother of tho lata
mind reader of that naire, is said to be
great-great-grandson of a Russian emperor.
It is not generally known that Queen
Victoria eats very tittle, if any, ordinary
bread, preferring in lieu of the orthodox
'stall' of Hfo" what the Italians called
Gen. Lord Wolaeley before he would accept a, peerage stipulated that the title
ahould descend to hia only child, Francis
Wolseley. The favor ia one seldom granted
to the English nobility.
The late Prof, Morse made love by lightning, as it wore. He met hia firat wifo
during au evening call at tho house of her
father and proposed marriage to her before
he went away that uight.
James Gordon Bennett is said to have acquired auch a distaste for coaching since
his narrow escape from death by being
thrown from a drag in Paris that he ordered hia wholo coaching establishment sold
at auctiou.
Dr. .Schliemann'a facility in languages ia
noted by tbo author of an appreciative ar-
ticlo iu " Tlm Atlantic." Ho descrihoa the
archaeologist us carrying his part, at his
own table, iu three concurrent conversations in as many tongues.
Prince Kraputkiu, who will visit this
country in the fall, is, despite his noblo
birth, ono of tho most active nihilists in
Kurope and a bosom friend of Stopniak,
The prince jb a man of profound learning
und stands high aa a scientist.
Archibald Claverini* Hunter, the author
o. "Mr. Barnes of New York" und kindred
worka of fiction, is making hay while tho
sun shine.". He ia reported as saying frankly : " I don't,, believe people will read my
trtiok muoh longer, ami I am going to load
them up while they want it."
Mr. Carnot, tho President ot the French
Republic, hns been unable to entertain during the past winter on account of his poor
health. He has decided to devote the sum
of 810,01k), representing in part the Bum ho
otherwise would havo spent on entertainments, tocharital'loiustitutionsund gifla to
tho noor.
Jerome K. Jerome, whose popularity does
not wane, and who continues one ofthe most
entertaining of contemporary Knglish
writers, had heen in all sorts of professions,
including a brief experience upou the stage,
beforo ho settled into literary work and
became famous, lio aud hia pretty
wife load an ideal life in St. John's
Wood. Tho story of their courtship
is un Interesting one. Mrs. Jerome was
tha adopted child of Icrome's mother, aud
tho two children played together, alwaya
promising to marry each other. Hut when
thoy were still in their toons an older man,
also a relative, married tho young girl. Ho
oi .y lived a few years, however, and died
leaving his wife and baby daughter in destitution. Jerome helped her us much as
possible by giving her work as a copyist,
and us aoou as possible asked her to marry
I'oriitlar 1'u nip a--i Ito n by il .'Mm-;.*
flrlionl t'lrl stu*l��esi'rHii*j* In I'l'ii-ueiil
l.niiKiiu-ien ureal Natural W-tiiih-r,
, from which O-OOO ounce** of gold hud
been obtained from 4-J tuns of alono, has
caused a rush to the now goldfields. not
only from local centres, but from neighboring colonies, Already there nro 1400 on
the field, and the majority aro reported to
bo getting gold. Spoolal stoamors nro leaving Melbourne for Western Australia, ami
many gold miiiera and "unemployed persona
aie leaving to try their luck.
Tho following clover composition waa recently submitted by Geraldlno Hall, eleven
yeara old, to her teacher, Miss Judith Putnam,of the M. W. I'ullor  School, Chicago:
"My home is high upon tho mountain
aide where I often hear tha hunters' guns
when they shoot at lho animals which roam
o'er thc mountain, and I can seo tho happy
mountain gonts frolicking on tho 'dill's near
by, out of the enemy's reach.
"lam vary massivoforl cover forty square
miles of surface and in ouo place I am five
hundred feel deep. lam as pure ur crystal und g'itter and spirkle most radiantly
in tho sun.
"i was formed hy layera of anow packed
very closely upon each othor. Wheu I first
begun to trow 1 started on the top of the
mountain, and when I got rather large, I
started on a journey to tha valley below. I
huve grown to such a size now that I move
on my way about a distune-- of two inches
in a year. I aomotinos grow vory weary
in tny descent, for often great bowlders gel
nu my back to take a ride, and then I have
a rough path over which to travel. I generally bring everything that is iu my way
"I have strained bo hard that thoro nru
great cracks or crevasses in my sides, and
it ost wonderful caves. The sunlight playing in those wiih beautiful colore of blues
and greens awakens tho moat profound ad-
miration from thc people who come from all
parts of the world to seo me. They ahvays
aay, that they never saw anything like tho
blue in the caves; itisso blue thut I feel
very proud when I hear thom talk.
"Tho bowlders aud rocks that have como
down Lho mountain sides with me, form
what is called a moraine, and growing all
over it ia found the beautiful whito and
purple Scotch heather. People often amuse
themselves by picking flowers, and thou
piercing my sides with a sharp iron point
which ia ou tho eud of a loug slick which
they carry to got pieces of me to oat. I
suppose they got thirsty after ao much
dim ing, ao I try to bare the pain without
it murmur.
"Wouldn't you like to see me- If yon
would I cau he found in the west em part
of Canada on tho shoulder of ono of the
���Selkirk Mountains. My name is "The
Great Qlacier of tho Selkirks." A little
toy has juat taken my picturo ao I will
send it along for you to see.
"I can only be reached by tho Canadian
Paolflo Railway."
Daughter���" I had to stand n tho street
cur nearly the whole distaneo." Mother- -
".Such innocence? If ynu had simply stood
on aome gentleman's tooa ho would havo
given you a acut."
Colored Party���"What yo1 flihin' for
boas ?" Fiahnrmnu (carelessly!���*' Oh, just
for recreation." Colored 1'arly���" Well,
yo' won't kut eh none. Dore's uufliii in dat
crook 'cepliu' inud-evlaan1 -tuckers."
Money w.is needed by a washerwoman in
Soincrville, Mass., and ahe Hcntuglih liltlo
girl to a patron who was in her debt, with
this verbal message I "Mamma says she
hopes it won't put you out, but she hasn't a
cent iu tho house and she must liavo hor
hanga cut."
Oorna 1 Oorai !
Tender corns, painful corns, soft corns-
bleeding corns removed in n fow days hy
tho only sure, safe, nud painless corn cure
���Putnam's Corn Extractor. Try it. At
The will of Jane Novins, who died at
Yonkers, waa iu dispute beforo the Surrogate of Westchester County, N.Y, The
coffin plato was produced, and its date
showed that the woman had died fivo days
beforo the will was signed.
Talking of patent medicines -you know
ihc old prejudice. And tho doctora���aome
of I hem nre botwoon you and ua. They
would like you to think that what's curod
thousands won't euro you. You'd holievo
in patent medicines if they didn't profess
to euro ceerylhiny���itnA so, between tha experiments of doctors, and the experiments
of patent medicines that are sold only because them's money in tho "stuff,"youloso
faith in rrerylhinQ,
And, you can't alwaya toll the prcBcrip-
Mon that cures by what you road in the
papers. .So, perhaps, thera's no hotter way
to sell a remedy, than to tell the truth ubout
it, and tako the risk ot its doing what it
professes to do.
That's what the World's Dispensary
Medical Association, of Buffalo, N.Y., does
wilh Dr. I'lorco's Golden Medical Discovery and Dr. I'lorco's Favorito Prescription.
If thoy don't do what their makers say
they'll do���ymi can got your money back.
Iii tiro ting Story ofa Lady Well
Known In tho City.
.trier Two l'enrs or buffering She Has
Frail) Kt'itHlnrd Her Hrnllli. und Tell*.
Her story Thai Others May be lime.
med-The Te-tliiH-iij or n Leadlng
From The Halifax Critic.
Camille PUmmarion, the great French
aatronomer, in his new storv " Omega ; or
The Last Days of the World," which is uow
being published in the Cosmopolitan Magazine, i*ives the press of the future a very
hard hit. Whether or not the great astronomer may be right in his view of the
press of the 24th century, one thing is co-
lam, the world of to-day is more largely indebted to the press for efforts to promote
thc highest civilization, than to any other
human ageuoy. Great discoveries in all
branches of scientific research are chronicled
with a faithfulness that enables tho multitudes to enjoy to the greatest extent the
benefits accruing therefrom. The newspapers of our land have for many mouths
past contained accounts of miraculous cures
effected through the ageuoy of that marvellous medicine known to the world as Dr.
Williams' I'ink Tills for Palo I'c-iple. A
large number of theao stories have been
published iu the columns of The Critic, and
have no doubt been read by tha majority
of our readers with full assurance of the
truthfulness thereof, and yet wo imagine
there havo been a fow who huve doubted,
and who have not boon ao much interested
in the experiences of peoplo miles away
from Nova Scotia as in those of thoit own
province. Now, however, The Critic can
give an account of a perfect cure, the facte
oi which wo cau guarantee as being true iu
every particular.
Ono day seme time ago, aome members of
Tho Crilic's staff were discussing in the editorial sanctum the merit! ot D:. Williama'
I'ink Pilla, of which so much ia being heard
nowadays, when one of the company said,
"By the way, did you ever hoar of a cure
anyway approaching the miraculous being
effected by Pink Pills in Halifax t" " No,
confessed tho others, " we nat/ar did. Of
course there havo been many cases in which
thc medicine has undoubtedly been vory
beneficial, but hardly miraculous." "Woll,"
said tho first speaker, " you know Robert
Ainslio of this city, do you not ? His wife
waa ono of tho sickest women in Halifax at
one time, and ia now halo an.d hearty nnd
gives all the credit to Dr. Williama' I'ink
I'illa, Keeping this conversation iu mind,
one of our reporters having a littio leisure
time one nfternoon laat week, culled upon
Mra. Robert Ainslie at hor home,2Q Blowen
street, and after making known his errand,
waa invited into tho comfortable sitting
room and waa cordially welcomed by Mrs.
Ainslie, who said alio was only too happy to
muko known to othora tho wonderful prop,
ortiea of the modicino which had dono hor
so much good,"
"How long wore you ill, Mra. Ainalle?"
usked tho reporter.
"I wna taken with a severe attack of
pneumonia, somo two years ngo," said tli
lady, which lasted for about three months,
and left mo a wreck of iny former self. Juat
soventcen weeks from the timo I was fu
prostrated until I oould put my foot on the
floor, and even after I was able to walk
about 1 was but a shadow of the woman I
had been. "Death of tho nerves," wns tho
name tho doctora gave tho disoaso from
which I waa then suffering, and indeed
seemed at one time that I would nut bo
long for this world, l'ale, thin, weak and
emaciated, I was but an object of pity to
ull who saw me, and a sourco cf much
anxiety to my family and friends. While
in this condition I travelled throughout the
province, hoping thereby to regain my
health. I vi&ited thc Spa Springs at Mid-
dloton, drank tho mineral water and look
the baths, but all to no effect. Finally I
was advised by a friend, who herself had
been greatly benefited by Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, to try this wonderful remedy.
Although 1 confess, I had littio faith in
this er any othor medicine, I purchased a
box of the celebrated Pink Pilla and began
taking them according to directions, and
took box after box, until I had taken eight,
then 1 found I wus becoming fat, and aa 1
waa then in excellent health I took no moro
and havo sinco then been well and strong."
Mra. Ainslio'a story, although given in
her own words, conveys but a faint idea of
thc faith she has in Dr. Williams' Pink
I'ills, to which she feels she owes her present excellent health. Mrs. Ainslie informed
The Critic representative that alio had recommended Pink Pills to somo twenty-live
or thirty of her friends throughout tho
Province, (in which she has an extensive
acquaintance), and in some cases had purchased several boxes of the pills in Halifax
for people living in country places.
"I understand, Mrs. Ainslio, that jou
yourself manufacture a medicine which is
highly spoken of?"
"" Yes,' suid the lady, J11 do, My dyspepsia cordial is well known in Novia Scotia,
and even further away." Thia struck ua us
a case in which " physician heal thyself,"
might have lieen applied, hut it goes to
prove thnt Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla have a
power to strike to the root of disease that
other medicines, ha thoy ever so good in
their placo, have not. After thanking Mrs,
Ainslio for he: kindness in giving us tho
abovo hearty recommendation of tho medicine, wo proceeded to interview Mr. Hamilton, of Messrs, Drown BroB. & Co., drug-
gists, of this city, from ���* horn Mrs. Ainslie,
hud purchased the Piuk Pilla. Thia courao
waa taken not that we in the least doubted
the statements made by Mrs. Ainslie but
simply to satisfy any aceptical ones among
tho readers of Tho Critic who, not boing
acquainted with the lady, might feel thai
ihey would like assurance inado doubly
sure. Mr. Hamilton aaid ho remembered
Mrs. Ainslie when sho purchased the first
box of Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla. She was
then much debilitated and hud been very ill.
Ho also remembered her coming to him
when she had taken a half dozen boxes and
testifying both by her word and appear-
unco to the j-ood they had accompliahed iu
her cuso. Mr. Hamilton stated that thero
wero moro of Dr. Williams' famous Pink
Pills nolii by his firm than any oiher
medicine, and that thoy wore vory frequently beariiii; from thoir customers of
tho wonderful beneficial results of thc
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo People
ore manufactured by tho Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., of Brockville, Ont., and
Schenectady, N.Y., a firm of unquestioned
reliability. Pink Pills are not looked on
as n patent medicine but rather aa a proscription. An analysis of their properties
show that theso pills are an unfailing specific for all diseases arising from an impoverished condition of the blood, or from an
impairment of the nervous syBtem, such as
loss of appetite, depression of spirits, an-
ifinin, chlorosis or green sickness, general
.nusoular weakness, dizziness, loaa of memory, locomotor ataxia, paralysis, sciatica,
rheumatism, St. Vitus' dance, the aftei
������Heels of la gl-ipye, all diseases depending upon a vitinted condition of the blood,
suoh as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc.
They are also a specific for the troubles
peculiar lo lho female system, correcting
irregularities, suppressions and all forms of
female weakness, building anew the blood
and restoring the glow of health to pale and
sallow cheeks. In tho case of men they
effect n radical cure in all cases arising from
mental worry, over work or excesses of any
nature, Theso pilla are not n purgative
medicine. They contain only life-gtvin-,-
propertiea, and nothing that could injure
the moBt delicate system. They net directly on tho blood supplying its life giving
qualities, by assisting it to absorb oxyj-i n,
that grout supporter of all organic life. In
this way, the blood becoming " built up,"
and being supplied with its lacking constituents, becomes rich nnd red, nourishes the
various organs, stimulating them to activity
in the performance of their functions and
thus eliminates discuses from tho system.
Dr. Williama'Pink Pilla are sold only in
boxes bearing  the firm's trade murk and
wrapper, (printed in red ink}. Boar in mind
that Dr, Williams' Pink Pills, are never sold
u bulk, or by the dozen or hundred, aud
my dealer who offers substitutes in thia
form ia trying to defraud you and should bo
avoided. Tho public aro also cautioned
againat all other so-called blood builders and
nerve tonics, put up lu similar form intended to deceive. They are all Imitations
whose makers hope to reap a pecuniary
advantage from the wonderful reputation,
achieved by Dr. Williams1 Piuk Pills. Ask
your dealer for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
l'ale People and refuse all imitations und
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may lie had of
all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
address, at 50 cents a box, or six boxes for
��2.50. The price at which theao pills are sold
makes a oourae of treatment comparatively
inexpensive us compared with other remedies or medical treatment.
.Nea-leoting Basiness-
He was a very good man, but not a really first-clasa farmer. Ho had a big corn
crop. Just as bis lust field was planted und
he ought to havo turned into the earlier
ones with his full force of harrows, a Sunday school picnic presented itself, and taking all his boya and hired men he wont to
the picnic. This was Thursday, and as a
semi-political meeting of his persuasion was
to come off ou Saturday tho temptation was
too great. Friday was devoted to "chorea,"
and the whole party spent tho noxt day
listening to tho band aud to apeeches, telling all about how the "infamous laws"
woro ruining the poor farmer, etc. The
rains came, and boat upon those corn tie! Is,
nnd the tiny weeds sprang into tho air with
miraculous rapidity, and atrngglo as ho
might he never aftor got them killed. That
good man waa a type of many. Weeds, the
real cu'ise of hia greatest trouble, were
holding high carnival in hia fields, and finally did tin-damage whilo he was listening to
Mooney and cheap clap-trap that could do
him uo good.
In Paria thoro uro several women who
are empowered by police permits to wear
masculine clothing. Theso include a famous artist and several whose professional
duties aro arduous.
Wifo���" An' phwy do y'cz bo tnkin' till
pills when ye*s are Well ngnin "    Husband-
" Faith, would yo bo afthor havin' mc lot a
dollar's worth of pills go to waste 1   It'
thriftless family Oi marriod into, aure."
Quack Advertisements
Are a nuisance and wo think it behooves
publishers to examine into lho merits of
many nrticlcs puffed up in their column-*-,
Wo do not deny that many meritorious
remedies are properly to he classed under
this heading. Tako tho hundred and
thousands relieved from aoveio suffering by
the uso of Poison's Nervilino ; would it
not be unreasonable to expect them to con
demn that fat-famed remedy ? Now wo
know for a fact that Poison's Norvilino is
without exception tho most powerful,
pleasant and certain remedy in the world
for pain. It cannot fail, for it goes right
lo tho bottom of pain, penetrates to thu
nerves, soothes thom into quietness, and
affords prompt and permanent relief.
Tommy���"I know now whnt the minister menus whon he speaks of the lay members." Mother���" Well, what does ho
meant" Tommy���"I heard him tell pa
that there wore a lot of tiresome old hens
in his congregation."
Alma Ladies' Gollego,
SI. Th-iinni, Out.*
has ouo of the best Schools of Uusio on tho
continent. Full classical course in Pianoforte, Violin and Organ under Professors
trained iu European Conservatories. Graduates take highest rank at Leipzig and uro
very successful in securing Collegiate appointments. Besides the Music there are
graduating couraoBJin Fine ArtB.Commercial
Science, Elocution and Literary course.
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"Faddcr," said Miss Morganthaler to
her parent, " You must not go to that fair
until you stop saying pig for big. Old you
say iu Chicago dot Chicago is a pig town
you got yourself knocked down pretty
Arc yon thinking offloading yonr young
in*��--'l-' lo mIiimiI ? If mi, read llie inlv. or
rickcrliiit -*'i>tl---(i-��itil netr-.il tor ealenditr.
A vicious game-cock attacked thc little
son of Thomas Comber, of HotcHkiasvillo,
(Joun., and would very likely have killed
tho boy it assistance had not arrived,
Mr. Harvey's Southern Red Pino for
coughs and colds ia tho moat reliable and
pencet cough medicine in the market. For
ale everywhere.
A. P. 66;*>.
Martinsville, N.T., Methodist Par-
ponage. " My acquaintance with
your remedy, Bcspbee's German
pyrap- was made about fourteen
years ago, when I contracted a Cold
which resulted In a Hoarseness and
a Cough which disabled me from
filling my pulpit for u number ol
Sabbaths. After trying a Pin ^ician,
without obtaining relief��� I oannot
say now what remedy he prescribed
���I saw the advertisement of your
remedy and obtained a bottle. I
received such quick, and permanent
help from it that whenever wc have
had Throat or Bronchial troubles
since in our family, BoscheeY. German Syrup has been our favorite
remedy and always with favorable
results. I have never hesitated to
report my experience of its usa-jn*
others wheu I have found UifriT"
Irouhled in like manner." KflV.
w. H. Haooarty,
of the Newark, New     ^ saf 8
Jersey. ALB- Conference, April25, 'qo.       Remedy.
6.G. GREEN, Sole Man'fr.Woodb'jry.NJ,
I Had Goitre
Or swellings in the neck
^. since l was 10 years old j
am now f>2. I used
Hood's Saraaparilla recently and tho swelling
has entirely disappeared
It has boon very troublesome. Whon i began I
wus fi-cling so dlscour.
nged with the goitre ami
~:':ry.i rheumatism I felt that
Mrs. Stithorlnnd. ] wiml(l ns soon be dead
ns alive. Whenever I cnught cold I could not
walk two blocks wllhmil fain tin-;. Now I am
free I'roin it all ind I can truly recommend
lluuil'-i S*ir;*ai*;ii*ili:!. I received a letter from
Mr.i. .fennl'i Hlgi .*'��w, uow of Fremont, Mich.,
n.itiiiiK if my li'.-tiinni-lril in behalf ot Hood's
S:!i'.i:i|iariila was true; i rojilicd it was, nmi sent
liarticiilars. 1 have annllier letter from her
tliaiil'in*' me very much for recommending
Hood's Sarsaparilla
ami Stating that she also has been cured."
Mns. Anna Sutiikhi-amd, Kalamazoo, Mich.
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I money cntwin-wlng for "Farmers' Friend
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Diseases are often, difficult to remedy.
will restore a lost ap|ootite- lost *lesh,
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Ay in children, with wonderful rapidity.
Coughs and colds are easily killed by a
few doses of this remarkable remedy.
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Those suffering from
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Wo have a large stock of upright, hori-
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own and oiher inakoa.
Write ur before buying cither a new or
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" I don't seo how we cau do much more
to the altar without the grapes," says Margery, standing well back from the mils,
with her charming head delicately pinned
to ono side the better to comprehend the
effect of her work. "They should be here
by this time. I duub*. that Hraukamere'a
gardener is a man ot his word 1"
"Ii is most remiss of him," says Mr.
(ioldie severely. Mr. Goldie is the
curate ; a young man of faultless
morals and irreproachable clothes, with
bolting blue eyes and nice plump
cheeks, who has been following Miss Daryl
about all tho day (indeed, tor the matter
of that, all the year), and who seems to havo
small object in lifo except to stare mutely
at hor and hang upon her slightest word.
" They will lie lioro noon, Meg. It was
my fault���-tho delay," saya Lady Branks-
mere, who has come down to look around
her perhaps, became sho certainly hasn't
assisted them in any way.    She it" looking
Sale, and not altogether her best. ; onc must
o happy to look that-
" Let ua seo to tho completion of tho
chancel then," says Mr. (loldio in his most
pompous tone. "I fear thoso wo left in
chirj-o" (ho says the " wo" with a fond but
uiifoitiinaiely rather foolish look at Margery), " are not quite as iteady as wo could
wish them."
Miss Daryl, with an inward regret that
sho baa not mako him as unsteady as she
could wish him, follows him into the presence of a most boisterous* group who aro
busy amongst femsandcauliflowers. Tommy
Paulyn on the top of tho ladder is giving
away to much nbuso of tho boys, interlarded with tender spoechos directed at lho
bevy of pretty damsels beneath.
"Look at Meg trying to wear out her
fingers with that thorny stuff," says l'eter,
admiringly. " Was there over so plastic a
being! Idolcut today, full of pluck tomorrow. Her nails arc ono of hor good
points, she might consider them."
"it scorns to mo," puts in Mr. (iridic,
mildly, with a reproachful glance at tho
young men round them, amongst whom arc
Curzon Bellew and Mr. Paulyn, " that Miss
Daryl might ho spared such arduous work.
Her steal U so great that it outstrips her
"It strips hor skin," supplements thc
Hon. Tommy, who seldom minces matters.
"It will play old Harry with her hands, and
they used to ho tolerable."
"I think it is not well that you should
in such a public���in fact In suoh a���or���
sacred place, iliscu*,*' your cousin at all. It
would be oliensivo to many, 1 nm euro, Ui
bo spoken of. Could she���that is, would
t she���I mean"���floundering hopelessly���
" were shu tho object of iny affections I
"Oh ! Mr. Coldie, to call poor Margery an
' object l11 wouldn't havo believed it of you.
And wo uaed to think you quite her friend !
Margery !" calling lustily, " do you know
what Mr. (ioldie says of���"
"No, uo; no, I entreat 1"exclaimed the
poor curate, almost laying his hand on
Peter's mouth, who is in ecstasies. "I
meant���only lo dofend your sister from���"
"Aud who the ileuco aro you, sir, to set
yourself up an Miss Daryl's champion';" ox*
claim*; Bellow, with a hurst of wrath that
has been gathoring abovo tho boat! of the
luckless curate for over a month. " When
she needs a friend to plead her cause, she
will know whore to look for an older one
than you !"
After this, chaos���and a general rout.
Tho by-slanders very wisely abscond, aud
even Margery hersolf very meanly slips
round a corner into the vestry-room, feeling
assured that Cuiziin's black looka cud Mr.
(iuldic's red onca have something to do with
But iu the vestry vengeance overtakes
her. Mr. Coldie, either stung to action by
Bellow's conduct, or eager to "put it to the
touch, to win or lose at all," follows her
there and lays himself, his goods and chattels, all (which is vory little) at hor feet. It
takes ouly a few minutes, nud then
Margery emerges again into the wider air
outside, a little Hushed, a little repentant
perhaps fur those half hours of innocent.
coquetry that had led tho wretched man
to liis doom���to lind herself in the midst of
u homo-group composed of Peter, Dick,
Angelica, and Mr. Bellew. The latter is
standing gloomily apart; tho others make
towards her.
Toll us lio who got through it," says Dick,
Roizlng hor arm.    Perhaps thore may be a
brotherly pinch inclosed in   bis grasp,  because he receives an instant answer.
"Well, ho aaid���Oh, Dick, don't���"
"What a story 1" exclaims Angelic*., very
"What did he Bay?" asks Angelica.
"Ho said," returns Miss Daryl desperately, " 'Will you ?   Won't you !    Don't you?'
At whicli I   said (not dreaming what tho
old absurdity was thinking of),   'Shall I?
Sha'n't I!   Do I?   What?'   And then it
all  cairn* out 1   And  I'm sura  1 am very
aorry. becauso I never meant to encourage
"Nut you," says Peter. "A scalp more
or loss is nothing to you, bless you. Well,
and what did you say*;"
"You needn't jior at me," says Meg reproachfully. "I may bo had, but, at nil
events, I am uot worse! And 1 know I
never Ind him on as far as I did the others,
She stops abruptly, her eyes having hy
chance lighted upon the wrathful visage
of Bellow, who has been lounging in the
shade of the lecturn.
" I want to speak to you," exclaims he,
grasping hor hy the ribbons that ornament
tho side of her gown us sho endeavors to slip
past him. Of course tho ribbons givo way,
mid he finds himself the happy possessor of
them, wilh a most indignant Margery demanding an explanation of hla conduct,
" 1 really do wish, Curzon, you would try
to learn the moaning ofthe word 'manners,' " she Hays, angrily, looking at the
ravished ribbons, " 1 have always told you
your temper will be your destruction. Now,
aeo where it has led you." Secretly she is
delighted at the chauro afforded her of putting him in tlio wrong.
"I am sorry for your gown," says Mr.
Bellow, who indeed does look rather shocked. " But speak to you I will. So all this
ast month, when ynu were protending to be
no quiet, you were cajoling that miserable
Coldie into falling in lovo with you."
" What do you mean, Cumin ? Do yon
know what you ato saying 1 Are ynu going
to tell me that I encouraged him '.'--A jealous man makes a miserable home," quotes
she, aontonUotisly,
"Who is jealous? Do you think I should
feel jealous of that unfortunate little long-
tailed parson in there ? Give mc credit for
hotter senso than that. No, I um only annoyed that you should���-er���that ho should
���that���cr���in fact���"
" Wc should," suggests Misa Daryl, demurely, as he breaks down hopelessly.
" I'm a cross old cat, am I not?" she says,
ponitently, tucking hor arm into his.
"Nevermind Pin vory fond of you, after
all, in splto of your many enormities."
" You are nn angel," rotoits he with all
tho sweot folly of a real lover. Ho takes
her hands anil lifts them,
At this instant a piercing cry full of agony
comes to them from the inner porch ! Margery's faeo blanches.
" What was that? What?" shu erics, in
a terrible whisper. And then���" It was
May's voice," shn says, and rushes past him
to lho Bpot whence tho sound came.
Upon lho stone pavenent tho little form
is lying motionless. The ladder from which
she had fallen Is still quivering from the
shock. Thore is a moment's breathless
pause, and then it is Lady Brankamore���tho
cold, the Impassive���Who first reaches her.
Sho gathers the litllo still child gently to
hor breast, holding her to her with a press
ure, passionate, but very soft, aud looks up
at Curzon���who, with Margery, is at her
sido almost at once���with a glauco full o
thu acutest anguish.
Tho despair in her eyes, startles Mrs.
Daryl, and even at this supreme moment
sets her wondering. If thia undemonstrative woman can thus love a little sister, how
could she not love��� She hardly finishea
her own thought, a moan from the child going to her very heart.
"I will take her home with me. Wlio
will go fora doctor ?" demands Lady Branksmere, staggering to her feet wilh Canton's
aid, but never losing her hold of the injured child.
" l'eter has already gone. But we have
told him to go direct homo," says Margery.
'��� Dear Muriel, tho doctor will be thero before us, so you see it would be madness to
take her to the Castle. Come with us, and
hear win. i his opjniou will be." She breaks
down a little. "Oh, it mustbea favorable
one," she sobs, miserably,
After all, it is ! " May had sustained a
severe shook," said littio Doctor Blind; hat]
fractured hor collar-bone and bruised one
arm very badly, but otherwise thero was no
reason for supposing sho would not bo on
her feet again in no time. Lady Branksmere having listened to this comforting
assurance, had suffered herself to bo driven
home with tho declared intention of coining
up again to-night to hear the very last account, at ulevoti possibly���certainly not
before���as thore was soma proay old country folk to dinner.
Shu bids them good-night and disappears
from them into the darkness of therhoudo-
deudrous beyond.
It is un entire surprise to herself when
half-way up the avenue, at the spot where
one turns aside to gain thu woodland path
that will lead into the Branksmere domain,
a dark figure emerges from a clump of
myrtles and stands before her. It ia Captain
Siaines. A acuse of caution, suggested by
the maid's prcsouce compels him to moot
her coldly, and as one might who waa surprised at her presence here at suoh a late
" Bather late for you, Lady Branksmere,
isn't it ? Hadn't a suspicion I should meet
anything human when 1 camo up here for
my usual stroll. As a rule my cigar und 1
have it all to oursches.
Kven Muriel herself believes him.
" My littio sistor was not well," sho explains, curtly. " I camo to bid her goodnight, aud hear thc very latest news."
"How is she now ?" he asks in a low
whisper, " I would havo gone up to the
house to ask but you know I am not a favorite up there,"
" She is better," she answered Boftly j
" and as for grief���there is always   grief."
" Not always. And even it there is, there
ia love tho purifier, the sweetener of our
lives, to step in and conquer it."
" Is thore," her tone was listless. Already
a doubt of the love of those she had left behind in the old home is torturing hor. She
feels cast off, abandoned.
"Does your heart hold a doubt of it?
Oh I Muriel, if I dared speak "
"Woll, you dare not," interrupts sho,
coldly. Then abruptly, " Whon do you
leave this place ?"
" I don't know. I can not bring myself
to leave it."
" But why-���why?" with feverish impatience,
"I have told you long ngo. I can nol
loavo you and your troubles."
" What aro my troubles to you?" demands she, fiercely, " Let them lie. Thero
Ib hut one service you can do mo. Yet you
shrink from it."
" Why should my absence serve you?"
asks he, boldly. You bid mo he silent; but
how can I refrain from speech when many
of your sorrows are but too well known to
mo ; yonr trials���"
" Of which you are chief est," cries she,
with quick vehemence. "Can you not
guess what your staying means to mo?
Scorn, insult, contempt!" She presses her
hands forcibly together, " Uo I" sho mutters, iu a low, compressed tone. " When
will you go?"
" When you will come with me I"
Tho words are spoken ! Given to the air I
Nothing can recall them 1
"Is there no friendship !" she asks at
last, slowly, sorrowfully.
" What is friendship?" returns Staines.
" It is so poor a thing that no man knows
whore it begins or whero It ends. A touch
of (lattery may blow it into a flame ; a dispute about a five-pound note will kill it. I
do not profess friendship for you. I do not
believe in it ; there is something stronger,
more enduring than that. Muriel, trust in
Thoy have reached tho grassy hollow beyond the wood that lets the house bo seen.
Beyond them lies a bare slope of lawn, and
then tho terraces and the drawing-room
windows. Within tbo embrasure of one
window two figures standing side by aide
can be distinctly seen.
That one is Lord Branksmere, the other
Mine. Yon Thirsk, becomes apparent to
Muiiel at a glance.
doing to tho window, Branksmere gazes
out into the gloomy beyond, that can hardly ho called darkness. Against tho background of giant firs���in the very center of
the lawn���two figures stand out prominent,
"You know 1 warned you,"whispers madamo in his oar, creeping closo to film and
laying a hand upon his arm.
Something in his faeo unnerves her and
renders her tone tremulous. Ho shakes
her off as though she wero a viper.
"Leave mo !" ho aays between his teeth,
addressing hor, but never removing his
gaze from tho two forms advancing toward
him across lho dowy lawn.
For a moment madamo regards him
strangely. There is no rancor in her glance,
there is nothing indeed but a sudden de-
spair. In this to bo lho end of it all? Has
Staines, her own common sense, lied to her?
Is this woman, this soulless creature wbo is
Incapable of appreciating him, the proSBosur
of hla heart? Until this instant sho had
disbelieved it, but now���with that expres
Sinn in his eyes? She had dreamed strange
dreams of a "divorce��� a separation���a time
when she, whoso wholo,soul is in his keep-
ing, might have stolen into his heart. But
swift as a Hash all hope has died within
her. Tho wages for which she had so toiled will now be hers. And yet, great
Heaven ! how sho has loved this man ; how
she has admired tho sliinehness, tho nobility of him; the strength that has enabled
him to risk his chance of happiness, all for
tho sake of saving tho honor of another 1
A sense of ago, of weakness, oppresses hor
as she steals slowly from tho room.
Branksmere has not noticed her departure; he is still gazine from the window.
Muriel, as sho' approached tho Castle
with Staines, had noticed tho abrupt going of madamo from the window. A curious smile, lull of bitterness rises to her
"A precaution," sho mutters to hersolf,
taken ton lato."
"Shall I como with you any farther?"
"Why not?"alio answers coldly, a touch
of reckles** defiance in her voice.
"As you will," says Staines, with a
rather overdono assumption of alacrity.
Thoy have gained tho balcony stops by
this time, Bridgman has gone round the
house to enter by another way, and Muriol
mounts tho stops with a certain buoyancy in
her stop, a sort of dovilry of oarelessiioss
that surprises oven herself, and that her
companion is far from sharing.
But it is not sho Branksmero receives
afler all. His eye, black With passion,
has gene past her,'to whero in the semi-
darkness the shrinking form of Staines
may be seen.
"Wo have had enough of this,
I think," says Branksmero, 111 a dull terrible oue, striding forward. Muriel
would Have stopped hini, but ho put her
aside as if she wero an infant, and reaching
Staines, seizes him by thc throat, and lifting him in his powerful grasp, drops him
right over the balcony. Tho thud of his
body can be distinctly heard aa it gains tho
It ia all the work of an instant. Il seems
to kill the veuom in Branksmere and to do
him good. Whether his enemy ia lying
writhing in paiu with a broken back, or his
escaped unhurt, is of equal value to him
apparently, as his face is almost calm when
he closes the window and turns to confront
hie wife. H he had expected an outburst
of sympathy for the sufferer on her part, he
ia mistaken.
*'I fear you have hurt him," she says
"I hope so," deliberately.
"I met him by accident as I left the Tow-
era, and he very naturally accompanied me
"I should fling you after him if I for a
moment doubted thc truth of that statement."
Lady Branksmere, with a superb gesture,
full of &oom, sweeps from the room.
She flings wide her casement, as though
athirst for air, and as tho dawn comes slow-
ly up, and lho first cold breath nf morn
salutes hor brow, her final resolve is formed.
Muriel's fatal resolution once formed, she
hastens tho completion of it. When noxt
Stainea met her, she actually laid plain
lhe way for htm. Sho acquiesced in all his
plans ; but so coldly, that ho was both
puzzled and piqued by her manner.
To him, departure from this part of the
world is imperative ; steeped to his very
eyea in debt, both here and In town, nothing is left him but an immediate and secret
disappearance from tho land of his duns.
To live abroad on that thousand a your so
considerately bestowed up m Lady Branksmere by hor husband, is tho little.gamo
that for some time has presented itself to
him as being worthy of notice, The
thought of leaving England will) Lady
Hranksmcro (who is the most desirable woman in tho world in hia eyes), and this sum,
seems gold iu his eyes, aud her yielding,
however coldly accorded, a success.
It is a week later, and a cold, dull evening when Lady Itrauksmere, with a travel-
ing-oloak thrown across 'her arm, turns
tho handle of her husband's private room
and enters it, to find him seated at a table
at the other ond.
It is a mistake to waste words in explanation," she says. "Hoar mo onco for
all. I leave this --houso to-night, forever."
Ah 1" aaya Brankamere. And with
whom ?" he asks, looking directly at her.
His tono is calm.
"Captain Staines," returns she, aa calmly.    Brank-smere's face remains impassive.
"May I ask  lhe reason of thia sudden
determination I" ho aska, presently,
" I think "���coldly���" you hardly need.
I havo no timo to waste."
"ItiBUoh mad haste to bogono? Even
so, I must press you tor an answer, if only
that I may bo aule to give it to my questioners hereafter,"
"Say I am unreasonable���fanciful il you
will���anything," slowly, "but the truth!
That is too shameful I Say���1 don't cute
what you say," she enda abruptly.
" I can readily believe it. A woman
bent on taking auoh a step as yours would
naturally be indifferent to public opinion.
And so thia is to be tho end of it ?"
I hope bo. So far as you and I are concerned."
Your chief desire is to oscape from
And���her I"
Pshaw I let ua keop to sense. Yonr
old affection for this man has induced you
to leave me? I would -\t least hear you say
so. You leavo mo to join your lover. Is
that so?"
A slow smile curls her lip. "If it will
make yon any the happier, leavo it so."
" Did it never suggest itself to you that
you might have separated yourself from mo
in a more daceut fashion ? You might have
gone alone."
" It Is too late now for suggestions, I
have given him my promise."
" Once you made ine a promise I" Ho
pauses here, but her tired face showing no
sign of relenting, he refuses to continue his
subject, " Did it never strike you that I
might prevent this mad act of yours?"
"To seek to detain me is tho last thing
that would onter into your head."
"Tho very last. You speak truly
" At last you acknowledge something.
Why not acknowledge all?' asks sho, lifting to his a face that is passion pale. " Your
tendrcssc for madame���all."
" I almost wish I could. Then, at least,
there might be a chance of gaining absolution ; but as it stands, you see," coldly,
" thero is nothing to confess."
" You lie to thc last," sho says. " And
yet even to guin your wifo, you refuse to
let her go."
" That would not have gained mo my
wifo. And yet���" Ho looka at her strangely with a face grown suddenly white. " tf
I wore now to provo false to my friendship
and gratitude to my grandmother's faithful
"The time U over for explanations,"
exclaims ahe, hastily, waving asido his
words by a gesture of tbo hand.
Silence falls between them aftor this, a
lengthened silence broken at last  by him.
" W hen do you go ?' aBks he, abruptly.
" Now."
������ Staines is in waiting ?"
" Yes."
" You have probably mado others aware
of this move?" As Branksmere asks this
question he regards hor keenly.
" No. You alono know of it,"
" It was extremely kind of you to givo
me,such timely warning. It takes awav a
good deal of the awkwardness of a vulgar
discovery. I am sincerely obliged to you,"
he says. "And, now, ono other word before we part. Do you think you will bo
happy with this- Staines?"
" I don't know, Is i here such a thing as
happiness?" asks she in turn, lifting to his
her great, somber, mournful eyes. " At
least he loves me. I shall havo lovo���the
one tiling hitherto denied mo." i1
" You are aware, perhaps, that Staines
is penniless?"
" I haven't heard it," listlessly. "But
oven if it is true it will not distress mo. I
would welcome poverty���anything���to oscape the life 1 am now leading."
" Ynu propose leading another whero
money will bo no object, or at least whore
very little will suffice? May I ask if yon
intend living with���your friend���on your
jointure ?"
" Certainly not," flushing hotly,   " That
I formal)} resign, now, atomic and forever.
" Doos���your friend���know that you aro
determined to accopt nothing at my  hands
for the future ?"
" No."
" You have not mentioned tho subject to
" No.   There was no necessity."
" Ah I" says Branksmere, "I think,however, I would have mentioned It had I been
you I"
"That doesn't concern me ; I have no
further interest in it."
" And���he���your���friend���roally knows
nothing of this ?''
'��� Why should he ?" haughtily.
" Ah 1 that is jmt it.     Why, indeed?
No doubt love, the all-mighty,will be more
to him than���   Did I understand  you to
say you leavo this houso to-night ?"
" Yob."
*- Will you permit mo to ordor ono of
tho carnages for you ; or has your  friend
arranged for all ?"
" You are pleased to bo insolent, sir, but
" The night Is cold : let mo at least"���
pouring out a glass of wino���" Induce you
to take this before encountering thn chilly
" Thank you ; no. I shall never agdiu,
I hope, touch anything in this house."
" You will permit mo to see you as far
as tho wicket gate."
" But no further," hastily.
" If you forbid it, certainly not. I pro-
anmo you are taking the lirst step alone V"
As it happens yon are load-
'   a short untuneful laugl
ing me in it.
parts her lips.
" Captain Staines is not to meet you
here ?"
Hor step grows more hurried. Arrived
al the wicket gate, ahe atops abruptly.
"Here we part," she Bays aloud. And
even as tha words pass hor lips she becomes
aware of a dark figure Standing iu the
shadow at tho other side of the gale. A
smothered ejaculation falls from Branksmere. Striding forward he lays his hand
upon the arm of Staines.
Staines had evidently mistaken the placo
of appointment, or else had come this much
further in his anxiety to meet Lady Branksmero.
"Ha, sir!    Well met 1 This is an   unex-
ficcted pleasure I" says Branksmore, in a
ligh, clear voice, aud with a laugh that
makes the other's blood run a little colder
in his veins.
There is a dead pause.
"Your usual urbanity soims to have
deserted you. He retreats still further iuto
the shade of the laurels as Branksmero do-
lil-cralc-y approaches him���as with a purpose���and with an expression in his eyo of
supprcssod but deadly fury. 1'crhaps the
scene would uow have had a speedy ond
had not an interruption occurred at this
moment that attracts the attention of all
Along the path that loads to tho wicket
guto the sound of running footsteps may be
distinctly heard, and presently asmallronn tied figure comes into siglit,and m another instant Mra. Billy's amongst them. Thesur-
prisoshoo vinccs at thoir prosence here at this
hour is open and immense. Then her glance
grows keen, and it takes her but a littio
timo to fully grasp the situation, or at least
the headings of it.
"I havo accomplished my task half-way.
I wanted to see you," shesays, lightly,
smiling at Muriel. "Aro you really going
to Lady Blount's to-morrow? If so, will
you dome with Margery and mo? The night
was so pleasant I persuaded Peter to walk
out with mo. Ho has gone round to the
yard to see the men about somo dug, but I
camo straight on this way,
Slowly she had been reading each lace,
one after tho other. Sho turns hor attention from Branksmero to Staines, who has
grown livid, aud going deliberately up to
him lays her hand upon his arm.
"You hore, too," she cries, iu her gay,
pretty voice ; But doesn't the whole scene
remind you of the old days, when in tho
gardens at Wiesbaden we used to wander
beneath the lindens, you and I'.' How yon
swore to mo fidelity, eh?   To me 1
"Ah ! and those other days," begins she,
again, lightly, but now with a thrill running through hor voice���a thrill of angry
(Corn.   " You remember���"
" Nothing," interrupts he hoarsely,
breaking away from her at last. Lady
Branksmoro has roused from her lethargy,
and has drawn a stop nearer, her large gray
eyes diluted, her breath coming from her
"Nothing!" repeats Mrs. Billy, in a
tone ovon more distinct. " Let mo recall
to your mind that never-to-be.forgotten
night at Carlsbad when first we mot! That
sunny morn amongst the flowers at Sohlan
gonbad, What 1 lias all slipped from your
treacherous memory ?"
���stainea makes au effort to speak, but
"At least you will remember the last
night on which we mot? What? Not
even that? It was on that very night that
the unpleasant littio affair occurred at thc
Com to do flrailcs' room, Perhaps" (airily)
"you can remember that ?"
" This is tho man, then?" asks Brankamoro.
" Why, yes. Scoing him, how can ynu
doubt it ? M ark the noble bearing of him,"
smiles Mrs. Billy, pointing to Staines, who
ia cowering before her.
Saturday Wight*
Placing the little hats nil in a row,
I lead v for oliurohon the morrow, ynu know;
\\*n--.h'ti*,'\ve.* face*, anil lit tie Maek ll-l-..
Setting thom ready and lit to bo kissed;
1'Ulting them into clean uarinei't.-. *im- white���
That is what mother.'' nro doing to-night.
Spying out holes In the Ilttlo worn hose.
Laying hy shoos that arc worn through the
Looking o'er garments *o faded and thin���
Who but a mother knows where to begin 1
Changing a button to make it look right-
That is what mot hers are doing tonight.
Calling the little- ones nil 'round her chair.
Hearing tliein lisp forth thoir   wcot evening
'lVHIni* t hem over that story of old.
How lho dear Lord would gather the lambs to
His fold :
Watching, they listen with childish delight-
That is whatinoLhcrs arc doing to-night.
Creeping so-softly to take a lost peep,
Aftor the little ones arc all asleep;
Anxious to know if the children aro warm.
Tucking the '>l;'iil,ets 'roundeaoh little form :
Kissing each little faeo, rosy and hrlght���
That is what mothers are doing to-nighl.
Kneeling down gently beside the white bed.
Lowly and meekly she hows down her head,
Praying, an only ft mother can pray.
"tied i-uiile and keep thom from going astray."
Helps in the Kitchen-
Washing Fluid,���Take 2o/.n, of injua ammonia, _ o/.s, of sails of tartar and a box of
concentrated lye dissolve ihe lye in 1
gallon of rainwater and the salts of tartar
in another, and pour both in a two gallon
jug; add tho ammonia and cork well,
Tho night bofora tho day you wash, put
enough water iu the tub to cover lhe white
clothes, and add ono cupful of tbe fluid.
Put the clothes iu und lotsland until morning. In the morning wring out tho clothes
and eoap and put on to boil. The water in
the boiler must be cold when tho clothes aro
put in. Boil thoroughly. Rinse well in
two waters ; add a little bluing to tho last
water. It is not necessary to soak the
clothes over night-; good results may be obtained by the following method: Put
enough cold water in the boiler to cover
the clothes -, add a cupful nf thc fluid and a
little soaji. Ilcfore putting in tho clothes
soap all the soiled spots, noil a little longer than wheu clothes are soaked ovor night.
To Makoa Good Starch.���Two ounces of
borax and one ounce of white wax melted in
a teacup of water. Tako throo teacupfuls
ofany good starch, moisten and rubbery
smooth ami mix with the borax aad wax, a
little at a time until it is all smooth, spread
a platter to dry���keep in a box. Wash
und dry the shirts, collars and culls without
starching. Whim ready to iron take tho
same quantity of this preparation as you
would of common starch to make cold
starch. Use hike-warm water instead of
cold water. Hub the starch in thoroughly.
Do not spread a cloth over the garment.
The shirts may bo ironed immediately if
Cement, ��� Mix together litharge and
glycerine to tho consistency of thick croam
or fresh putty. This cement is useful for
mending stone jars or earthenware, stopping leaks in scams of tin pans or wash
boiler, or cracks und holes in iron kettles,
etc. Tho article mended should not be
used until the cement has hardone I. This
cement will resist the action of hot or cold
water, acid and heat.
To Take Out Mildew.���Hub on eoft soap
and salt. Expose to the sun. Repeat if
To Remove Iron Rust. ���Spread the rusted
spot on a plate and cover it thickly with
stowed hot rhubarb. Another, lako cream
tartar, moisten with water, apply to the
usty spots and expose to thc sun. Repeat
if necessary.
Hibcruutiup Fish.
A great many of our well-known fishes do
not move from Christmas to Raster, and
often for a much longer poriod, I paid a
visit to the chief Canadian fish hatchery,
which is under the superintendence of Mr.
Wilmot, at Newcastle, Ontario, early in
December. In some of the tanks were
carp and in others were eels. One large eel
was iu the form of a letter S, nnd posed
midway iu the water.
When I reiurned to Newcastle early in
March tiio eel bad not changed its place or
ils form, and Mr. Wilmot assured mo that
it had nit moved i.t all that time. Thu
carp lay closo to the bottom of the tanks
and did not move either. Thoy liko to go
into deep, reedy lakes or ponds, get closo
to thc bottom and remain there till the ieo
above their beads has melted,
Unless they arc disturbed I doubt if somo
of these hibernating fishes move so much as
a fin during tho winter. A frog will remain four months, looking apparently into
tho heavens with wide-open eyes without
onco moving them or any other portion of
his body. At tho Now York Hospital they
related to mo ���*, curious occurrence bearing
ou tho hibernation of fishes. In thc conservatory, in thc upper part of the building,
thoy had several glass jars in which there
were goldfish, which is a species of carp.
Ono morning thc caretaker found a jar
broken and tho water frozen through, the
llsh, of course, being ub rigid as Ice. Tho
lump was taken away ami thrown into an
old rubbish-barrel, where it remained several weeks. Ono March day tho sun was
unusually strong and it split tho cylinder of
ice, and what was the astonishment al the
caretaker to soo the lail ni a fish wriggling
out of a part of the broken block. The
actual freezing had not killed the fish, whicli
was removed to another tank, where It
swims about as if nothing hud befallen it.���
[Our Annual Kriends. ' ,
Tho Limits of Arbitration.
Witb International arbitration, says the
London Spectator, we confess to having comparatively littio sympathy. If nations
moan to light, nothing will prevent their so
loing, and agreements tr, arbitrate will bo
if very little service. Tho suggestion of an
agreement between Hngland and lhe Unhid Slates to establish a permanent rhacliln-
���ry for regulating thoir disputes is, how*
jver, quite dllToront. Nations in whom the
sau.o radical characteristics are to he foun
who are Influenced by llu; same ideas, who
talk the same language, road the same books
and possess tho same political traditions, aro
capable of making an agreement to settle
disputes by arbitration a reality, Again an
agreement not to fight UU tho question in
dispute has boon referred to a body exercising the functions of a court of law is a Btcp
in the direction of that alliance between
thc United States uml England whioh, wc
trust and believe, is the destiny of the two
countries*. If we begin hy an acknowledgment that we uro not in tho position of foreign powers���/. ''. liable to war at any moment���wo may soon rlso to dolinito race alliance, and, lastly, to thut declaration of a
common citizenship which would prevent
nny Knglishman from being an alien in
America- or any American being un alien in
England, and would heal the breach iu the
unity of tho race caused by the folly of
George III and his Ministers.
Sources of Loss-
A big leak on many a farm is tho useless,
filthy habit of tobacco using. I have heard
many a man say that if ho had the money
bis tobacco had coal him ho could buy a
good farm. It may not be easy to change
lho habits of a lifetime j and we may not
hope for it in those advanced in lifo, but let
thc young man, with tho journey before him,
carefully look ovor the Held lo see if there
nro not many leaks that can bo stopped,
and ninny waste.-! lhat by thought can bo
avoided. Tlio cistern may bo nuTokly filled
when wo turn on the water, but while we
sleep a very small stream wll empty it
again ; so wo may toil ind cam monoy, but
through tho multitude of little leaks it
wastes away.
A fanny Bedroom'
"I have just seen a most exi-uisito bedroom for a young girl," said the woman
who bas a genius for happening on novelties.
" It was a ' pansy bedroom' devised by an
artistic mother for hor six teen -year- old
daughter. All the furnishing und decoia-
tion of thc room was white, lavender, violet
and purple, wilh just a dash of gold here
and there. Tho carpet was white und violet, and the furnituie���bed, chairs, dresser,
tiny table, etc., -ivory enameled, touched
with gilt. Wherever use could justify
beauty, bows of violet-colored ribbon were
gracefully bestowed.
"The curtains wero while, embroidered
skotchily in violet pantries. Tho bed was
dressed iu whito counterpane nnd pillows
exquisitely embroidered in punsies, and
among the lovoly blossoms on the latter was
tho motto: 'Tansies for Thoughts.' All the
accessories of the toilet table were white,
decorated with pansics���a pansy senrf,
pansy cushion, pansy pin trays and punsies
delicately painted on the ivory comb, brush
and hand mirror. All tho littb trillos in
bric-u-brac strewn ubout in the room were
pansy design, picked up here nnd there,the
fond mother said, even lo u pansy stamp
hox nud paper cutter on thc secretary in
one corner.
" The tete-a- teto set of China on a table
near tho bod had pansy cups and saucers, a
pan"ty tea service Oil a pansy embroidered
"I can hardly loll yon how that room
impressed mc. It had evidently arisen,like
the delicate perfume of tho presiding
[lower, a fragrant thought in that mother's
heart for her punsy-eyed girl. How exquisite life can be made wheu love lends inspiration to au artistic mind !"
A Good Cup of Ton.
In China they pour boiling water into a
cup and turn some tea into it, and when the
loaves sink tn tho bottom, which happens
iu iv few seconds, they pour the water oil'
and drink it. Wc, ou tho cmtrary, lot
tho lea "stand" sometimes, oven in thc
drawing mom, white in tho servants' hall it
is allowed regularly Id stew on the bob
Until a brown decoction of equal strength
and bitterness is ready to bo served, to
tho del rlmont o f tho nerves ol all who drink
it on account of tho tannin squeez'-d, so to
sneak, out ot the slewed ten leaves, Now,
the remedy for Ibis is very easy and eon*
sisls in never allowing tea, when made, to
stand for moro than three minutes at most,
or, bettor still, to have it made in one teapot and poured oil' into another.
must be thoroughly done through, or they,
are the moBt unpalatable and unwholesome
articles of the bread kind.
Tomatoes Ripe and Bed-
It isnot bo very many years since tomatoes
or "love apples," as tl.cy wero then called, might be seen ranged along the country
mantelpiece, dividing the honors with shell
flowers and waxed wreaths.
They were considered then us rank poison,
unfit for the proud position they now occupy
on the table. Even after that belief was
disproved, they were -widely suspected of
being the subtle cause <,f cancer, and their
popularity suffered not a little thereby.
But now they are recognized us one of the
chief of vegetables, and new ways of preparing them are being constantly devised
by knowing cooks.
To make "tomato eggs" cut three or
four good sized and not too ripe tomatoes
into halves. Take out alittleof the inside-
lay thorn in a pan containing two ounces of
heated butter, and fry them lightly. When
nearly done carefully drop a raw egg from
the shell into each tomato; watch till it
has set perfectly, and then take eaoh one
separately fiom the pan and lay it on a
slice of buttered toast cut to tho size of the
fruit. Dust over them a little coralline
pepper, and sprinkle a little finely grated
nam ou tho white of each egg. Servo ou a
hot dish, and garnish with the leaves of the
Hero is another way of making a dish
that will bo .a feast to the eye as woll ns to
lho palato ; At tho blossom end of six ripe
totnutoes iua':c a small holo of sullicient size
to hold a dice-shaped piece of butter that
has been dipped in poppor, salt, and grated
nutmeg (mixed). Place them iu u cup*
shaped mushroom, previously soused in
boated butter and slightly dusted with
pepper. Arrange thom on a well-oiled dish
and set thom iu an oven to cook. Take tho
soft roes from six bloaters, season them
wilh oil and peppet, curl them round, and
grill quickly ou buttered piper over a clear
firo. When the tomatoes and mushrooms
are cooked remove them from tho oven and
place a roo on each one. Round the whole
pour a gill of ham coulis.
To make tomato fritters, boil, peel and
pound to a pulp four tnmatoes. Beat this
pulp up witb tbe yolks of four eggs ahd the
whites of two eggs, two tablespoon full of
cream and tbe same quantity of white wine,
season with a little grated nutmeg nnd a
dash of cinnamon. Boat tho whole till the
batter is vory light, then divide It into
small fritters and fry quickly in a pan ot
heated butter. Drain on kitchen paper und
send to table with the following sauce:
Melt   an ounce of butter in u clean sauce
fian, skim it well, add the juice from two
cmons, a wineglassful of red Canary Back,
and a tablespoonful of castor sugar, When
all is thoroughly heated send the sauce to
table in a tureen.
Picnic Dinner.
Chicken Pie.���Joint a full-grown chicken,
cut in small pieces and boil with a littio
Bait pork in water enough to cover until
tender ; then remoVe the breastbone. While
boiling add finely cut parsley for a pleasant
flavor. Season with pepper, salt, and n few
ounces of good, fresh butter. When ull is
cooked well, there should be liquid enough
to cover tho chicken. Biat two eggs and
stir in some sweet cream. Line a pan with
a crust like soda biscuit using moro shortening ; put in the chicken and liquid, cover
with tlio dough and bake until it is slightly brown.
Cold-boiled Ham.���Slice it very thin
across the grain.
Cherry Pie.���The cherries should always
be stoned.
Lemon Pie,���Juice ol one lomon, onc cupful of sugar, two tableBpoonfnls of cornstarch, yolks of two eggs. Beat all togeth-
her ; add one cupful of boiling water. Bake
with one crust. Beat the whites of ihe eggs
to a stiff froth and add two tablespoon fills
of sugar; spread on the pies after baking,
i.nil brown lightly.
Cucumber Pickles.���Cather small cucumbers, wash well und cover with good brine
for twenty-four hours; drain und wash.
Pack in a stone jar und cover with spiced
vinegar prepurod in this way: To every
gallon of good vinegar (cider vinegar is the
best) add one ounce each of ginger root, allspice, cloves and cinnamon, aud a little
black pepper or whole cayenne peppers. Let
tho vinegar and apices, together, come to a
boil and pour over lho cucumbers. Do this
for three mornings when they will bo ready
for use.
Rusk.���One pint of sweet milk, two eggs,
one teacupful of sugar, one-half cupful of
batter, one cake of yeast. Mix well. Lot
it stand in a warm place until light; work
down and let it rise again ; work well and
make into small cakes and let them get very
light before baking.
Fruit Cake.���Three eggs, two cupfuls of
sugar, one cupful of butter, ono cupful of
molasses, ono cupful of chopped raisins, one
cupful of currants, ono cupful of sour milk,
six cupfuls of flour, ono teaspoonful of soda,
cloves and nutmeg.
���*H'i-.i lliiotiii'   anil IU Exelteiuenti in Ilic
Antarctic Baas.
More than liity years ago James Clark
Ross Went down to thfl Antarctic BOM on a
voyage of discovery. Boas was in tho service of the Royal British Navy and on enthusiastic explorer. When he returned he
published a narrative of a voyage in the
Antarctic regions, and called the attention of
the Scotch whalers to the fact that in the
Southern aeaa the " real " whale waa to be
found in great numbers, so tame that it
could be easily captured. He reported seals
also in great abundance. At this time, how*
ever, his enthusiasm excited little attention.
The Antarctic Ocean was far away, the
I Jreenlund seas were nearer bome, and the
whaling voyages in the North were sufficiently remunerative to dismiss all thought
of a longer voyage into unknown and
treacherous waters. Furthermore, Ross'b
statements were never corroborated, and
after a few years of idle talk among the
masters of whaling vessels the matter slumbered.
Not long ago Capt. David Cray, o'Peter*
head, Scotland, took up tin* discussion, and
in a vigorous pamphlet nr- d tho importance of sending vessels manned by hardy
crows to test the value of Boss's testimony.
This lime tho subject roeoived more strious
consideration, Capt. Cray was an experienced whaler whose opinion was held in esteem, and the fact was staring the whaling
industry in tho face that the Greenland
seas were no longer a field of profit, that
tho industry wus waning und that something must bo done.
Accordingly, last September four whale
ships wero lined out ul Buudeo aud started southward. One of those ships has just
returned, and upon its report, it is presumed, futuro action will bu based. Thut report does not declare uninltigatedly either
tor support ur failure.   It is true that the
real hlm-li whale olwliich Hotm wrote was
not seen, but seals wero found in great
abundance and were easily caught, the vessel
returning with ut least 15,000,    As noil* the
skins und the oil ure of yreat value lhe
margin of profit is considerable, and the
hauces ure that there will be a rush of
vessels to tho " (-teat whito wall" next
season. Ibis is necessitated the morefinco
the failure iu both the whale und seal crop
in the Creenlaud seas for a year or two
has been so pronounced that it bus pointed
to the extinction of tlie industry.
The interest uttuehedto this iirstexpedition was so great that several scientists ao-
compauicd the crews, and auar list went along
and made a aeries ofsketches. Slaughtering
souIb jb not a very dangerous Bport���except
for the sealB���hut the voyage is long and
hazardous, and it is no summer day recrea*
tion to be shut up iu ice fields, surrounded
by lhe huge and threatening white walla
and towers. Marly in tho century the ships
were rudely constructed ami altogether unfitted for tbo perils to which they were subjected. In proof ot thia it is only necessary
to recall the scores of vessels that have gone
down in tho Creeuland seas. But now
greater precautions are taken und the ships
are built to withstand tho pressure of tho
ice. Tho bows of the vessels are not less
than nine feet thick of wood, with iron
plating. The aides arc also of enormous
strength. Fitted with steam they can not
only resist the enormous pressure which
large tloes of ieo sometimes inflict, but can
drive into and through them with great
force. They aro all "fortified " to the last
degree hy tho application of Iron plates und
timber to tho exterior, and on a vast number of huge beams aud stout stanchions to
the interior. Vessels liko tliese can live in
any sea, if it is open, and their chief danger
'lea in getting hemmed in und "nipped" by
an ice formation, which, strong as they are,
sometimes crushes their aides us if thoy
wero more eggshells.
Tho course pursued by tbe Scotch whalers
led them nt first to tho Falkland Islands,
where they found opportunity to contradict
tho opinion of Darwin, who pronounced
them a dreary wasto. Birds and fish wero
caught in abundance and the general impression wub favorable. Leaving the islands
they followed the track taken by Boss in
IH42, and it was iu and around tin's neigh*
borhood they killed thc souls. Of the whales
they were in search of, however, tho " ice-
whale"���the llalaena r.jysticetus���tbey saw
Four kinds of seals wero discovered by
the whalers, and of those ono wus very
large, averaging 12 feet 4 inches iu length,
with a bead like a Danish hound, with huge
teeth and greouisb oyes. Two bullets at tho
most will do the work.
Bummer floors-
Bare floors urea luxury In summer, if
they are smooth, solid ones. Thc broad
pine plank floor* of iho South which, after
being well scoured, have a dry nib of sand,
arc the vory cleanest ami purest ; but in
the Northern home, carpets and puper be
Heath had best bo removed and tho lloor
well scoured when, ir matting is not to bo
afforded, paint tho floor' Cleanse tin
apartmont from dust ami closo tho win
dows, putty the cracks in tho lloor aud
have your paint prepared by tho following rocipe, if you want a rich good color:
Onc gallon linseed oil, onc pound of
Spanish brown, two pounds of powdered
sienna, ono ounce of litharge. Mix these
woll in a boiler, not on tho stove und stir
into it ono pint of turpentine which will
muko it dry rapidly. Apply to tho floor
witb a broad brush, the strokes following
the gruiu of the wooil. In six hours it
should he sufficiently dry to polish wilh n
waxed cloth.
Good Biscuits.
The secret of biscuit making is precision
and dispatch. Laggards ami lazy peoplo are
not successful biscuit makers. The best
cooks always say they simply throw their
biscuits together, and certainly they nre
not long about It. Thc cause of success is
lhat blBOUitS begin Io bake before the offer*
vcsccntqiialilieu of the powder or coda aro
exhausted. They arc live biscuit and aro
light and puffy as beaten oggs, The best
biscuits aro rather small. The very large
ones aro uot likely tobequltesolight. Thoy
should be baked iu a rather quick oven, and
to be perfect are a yellowish brown.    Thoy
ihe it itl of Hie   Atlantic Grows Lower
Kexiilnrly   Toward lhe 1'entrr.
Proceeding wostward from tho Irish coast
the oconn bed deepens vory gradually; in
fact, for tho first 230 miles tho gradient is
but six b-'ct tothe mile. In tho next twenty
miles, however, the fall is over li.OIHl feet,
and so precipitous is tho sudden descent
that in many place.-- depths of 1-3C0 to 1,0011
fathoms aro encountered iu very close proximity to tlio lOtVfathnm line. With the
lepth of l.sun to -.',(1(10 fathoms Ihe sea bed
iu thii p.vrt, of the Atlantic beemucs a
slightly undulating plain, whose gradients
arc so light that thev show but littio alteration of depth for 1,200 miles. Tho extraordinary flatness of these suhmurino prairies
renders tho familiar simile of the basin
rather inappropriate. The hol'ow of the
Atlantic is not strictly a bnsin whose
depth increases regularly toward tlio
center; it is described by lho jVttU*
ileal Mayazim as rather u saucer or
dish-liko one, so even is the cnunloiir of
its hod. Tho greatest depth lu the Atlantic has been found soma l|l!* miles
tothe northward of lhe island of Si. Thomas, where soundings of 3,876 fathoms were
obtained. Tho seas round Croat Britain
eau hardly bo regarded as forming purl of
the platform banks of ttie European con
linent whioh tlio ocean has overflowed. An
elevation of the sea bed 100 fathoms would
suffice to lay bare the greatest part of tin
North aea, and join Knulniid tt Denmark
Holland, Itelgium and l'rance. A dcop
channel of w-Uor would run down thu west
coast nf Norway and wilh this the ma
jority of thc fiords would bo connected. A
great part of the Bay of Biscay would dis-
uppenr; but Spain and Portugal aro but
little removed from tho Atlantic depression.
The 100-fathom line approaches very near
lhe west coast and soundings of 1,000
fathoms can be made within twenty miles
of Capo St. Vincent and much greater
depths have been sounded at distances but
little groatcr than this from thu wustcr
shores of tho Iberian peninsula.
��� I'-mtnl l aril Whirl* It. uelie-i if-* l'iirel|*n
l��i*s��Ina.Inn Alter n I.iiiik Delay.
A postal card which has been to Europe
und come back has just been turned in at
tbe post ollico department hi Washington,
to givo the officials there a chance of discovering who is responsible for ils long delay in trunsmiBsion, It was mailed in
Washington Iuto in December, 1981, nd-
dressed to a bookseller in Loudon, directing him to Bend to the writer a large number of books which were oven then sufficiently rare not tn bo readily accessible iu
this country. The card reached its destination lato in May, 1H02. The bookseller,
apparently without noticing the disparity
between the dato written on thc curd nud
tho dato of receipt, filled (he order, after
taking time to hunt up the books, which in
the course of tho ton years' interval, burl
grown still rarer, The surprise of tho
author of the Card may be imagined when,
so long after having concluded that the
dealer could not fill his ordor, he suddenly
hud this large supply ol literature dumped
upon him from tho postolliee. When
ho charged the dealer with neglect, tbo
dato on the card appears to havo been examined fur the first lime ; but it was pleaded that a dealer would be justified in tilling
such uu order in spile of the antiquity of
tbo written date, becauso bo would have
aright to assume that his customer had
himself been careless about dating lhe card,
a slip of the pon making IS',11 read 188}.
The New York livening post thinks that
tho card must huve got into the old post-
office in Washington, boon postmarked and
thon lost, slipping possibly into one of the
many Ofaoka and crannies of   flint" office,
When lho oflloo was moved from its old and
shabby quarters into thc   building   it  now
occupies some one doubtless oame across
the card, and, not noticing its dale, dropped it Into a mail bag  bound   (or   London.
The responsibility for the aeoldont is obviously past fixing, and the bookseller in
London and his customer iu -\merica will
have to settle their dispute without Iho assistance of the postottiee depart ment.
Influence of Example-
Factum���" You'd hardly think that buoIi
a dumb thing as a hen would bo influenced
by the example of man, but it's bo."
Rawlins���" That Booms strange."
Factum���" I know jt doos, but it's so.1
Rawlins���" How do yon know?"
Factum ��� " From observation.     Yon remember the olher evening when the crowd
of sports oame up frmn tlio village and hud
u set-to in my barn."
Rawlins���" Yes.''
Factum���" Well, it was only a day nr
two after that 1 found two of my hens
clucking around looking for a placo to set
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A tombstone in a cemetery near a small
Vermont town bears Ihc inscription,
"Sacred lo tbe memory of three twins."
Tho Worship of Wells.
Early northern Christianity tried to put
down well worship without much success.
Very recently, il not now, wells in Derbyshire wero "dressed" with flowers on a
certain day, and a rustic merry-making followed. Al\ this would have been "idolatry"
in tho eyes of King Egbert, or of St. Cummin, who died in fill') A. P., and the practice
really is a relic of ���' Ccntiliain," as Aubrey
calls it. King Egbert imposed three years
of penance on peoplo who kept wakes at
wells; so did St. Cummin. But whereas
the wake was originally hallowed to the
Well ilsolf or to its presiding naiad, in latter times the wells wore sacred lo saints,
ami the wake or nocturnal festival went on
merrily.    There is a little Indian   near the
Nuver,  whither the country people still
gather, or very lately were used to gather,
mid hold A wake on "a certain night in summer. The consequent frivolities havo been
obnoxious to tho kirk ns well us lo iho
church. The ancient religion "proved an
excuse for A glass," or u hiss, or both, and
all forms of festive religion aro difficult to
reform out of existence. The mass was
easily "stamped out" 111 Scotland, but tho
repression of Robin Hood's games nearly
caused a revolt against the ministers. Thus
well worship lingered on, perhapa liugers
yet, though the pilgrims aro honoring an
unknown naiad, or a disestablished saint. THE WEEKLY NEWS, AUG. i6, 1893.
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Steamer Jom
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Stcanvr JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POUTS ns passengers
nnd freinlil in iy otIVr
0   ve Victoria. Tuesday, ���"��� a. tu
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"  Comox for Valdes Island, evey nlteruate
Tliura lay 7 i.nM Returning sumo day, |
Li u\e Cmnox for Nuiiaimo,     Fridays, 7o.ni,
N'analnio for Victoria,  Saturday, 7a.ni
For freight or strtte rooms npply on
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The New   Hospital.
���The new hospital .it Union has been
completed fur some time. Thon is nmv
nn indebtedness of about $.|oo which has
heen inclined and which will have lo be
paid before the committee can properly
turn over the building. The appropriation for this year was the niggardly sum
of $500 which leaves only $100 to fit up
wards and for running expenses, This
appropriation is paid in quarterly installments and thc first $125 lias been received
Hut whnt can be done? If the whole
were paid now as it should be in this instance, it would enable the committee to
cancel the indebtedness and have $100
with which they could fu up one ward,
and thus make a beggining nf putting the
hospital to some practical USC. As it is
now the year will have clasped before
anything can be done. The mines are
'n full blast, accidents will happen, sickness will arise, and the hospital be needed if ever it will be.
We can understand where a hospital
is completed and in running order that
the appropriation for it may very properly be |*aid in quarterly installments, but
it is obvious in this case that the appro-
priation should be paid at once in full, in
drder that any benefit may be gained
' 1 (1111 the hospital this year.
Land Too Dear.
It must be patent to any observing
mind that the prices of land rule too high
This prevents largely thc use and occupation of land, make settlers sparse, injures everybody, and is transparently
stupid. Here wc arc way up under lhe
shadow ofthe north pole, fi longdistance
from any sizable town, and holding our
lands at prices which land in the neighborhood of large cities brings. Land in
the older settled communities, are half
what they are here. Give us a railroad,
(and il will conic in the course nf a few
years, whether we want it or not, perhaps
quicker than many of us dream) and
prices will drop one half. Lands at a
distance and comparatively valueless
now, will then bring its good a price as
ours. If farmers who are holding more
land than ihey can till,(and most of them
are( would save themselves, they can do
so now by dividing up their lands into
quantities to suit purchasers, and disposing of what they do not* really need
���or use. In this way thev will realize
in full for what they sell, and by reason
of a denser population, of belter roads,
improved social conditions, close proximity to churches, schools, and other advantages sure to follow, be able to maintain a high value for what they retain.
There is to be a change. A few will
pursue the course wc have suggested.
Others will cling to their broad unused
acres, unmindful that the Almighty
will soon roll them in thc dust. Then
shrunken values will leave but a poor
heritage followed by division. Thus
large landed estates disappear in a country where the law of primogeniture is
happily unknown.
TIh> "Crowd I'olann."
Tho newest name for bad nir in "crowd
poison." Two medical men have beta
endeavoring to determine what it is that
makes tin- air of crowded places potton*
011.1 lu those who breathe it. Their object was to find out whether the effect
war' owing to the diminution of oxygen,
us generally believed, or tu the presence
of deleterious organic matter in tho car*
botita acid expelled from the lungs, as
thu majority of physiologists maintain,
or to the excess or oarbonie-acid gat* pure
and simple. The conclusion arrived at
in that the excess of carbonic acid gas
is alone responsible for the hendueho,
feeling of suffocation, etc., frequently
experienced through the breathing of a
contaminated atmosphere. Somo per
sons yield much more readily than
other* to this combined exhalation from
many systems, and persons are overcome
by it who can withstand the nirofnroom
vitiated from other causes. During tho
recent lord mayor's bIiow in Loudon the
foul air of the crowded streets was not ice
able, To nuch iih Hat slightly above tho
level of the pavoment the impurity of tho
air was distinctly perceptible, The baneful effect of impure air was recently felt
in a remarkable way in a London courtroom. When the judge entered his court
in themorninn; ho found the jurors and
counsel already exhausted and soon began to experience a similar feeling, On
ordering ah Investigation ho was informed that the engine was out of order, and
could oulv pump into the court the slide
fiir that had been used two daya ago.
The windows wore ho constructed as to
prevent any proper ventilation of tho
premises, so that no assistance could be
obtained to expel the two-day**'-old atmosphere whicli the pumps persisted in
���ending into the court. The result was
that when the jury list was disponed of
the judge instead of sending for mora
coseB, Bent the jurors home and quickly
followed their example.���Chicago New��
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time" Table   No.   17,
To take effect nt 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
oil Pacific Standard Timo.
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Return Tlokota will ba Issu'oil between all
points for a Cure anil u quarter, good for return not Inter than Monday.
Return Ttokele for one mil a halt ordinary
fan; tuny bo [inri-liiiBod dally tu all points,
good tor seven days, Including day of iu-uo,
No Return Tickets Issued for a fnro nmi 11
quarter whero tlio sin-flu fnro ts twi-n'-y-Hvt.-
Through rates botwoon Victoria and Comox.
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Dr W J Curry
( D E N T I B T . )
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanaimo. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
All persons driving over thowharft
or bridges in Comox district faster
than a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
S. Creech
Gov. Agpnt.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
9 Horses, 100 Sheep, and 00 Cows
together with
2 Mowing Machines, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Re'pine Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon. 	
Title deeds oan he teen in my possession.
Adam McKelvey
���and ���
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse .Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
1 I
All  Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses  and   Rigs for  Hire at
JL.X.X.  Times
SPBHSTQ   J*vdHLL"B*lSr*El*R,*Y-
"We have received our new Millfinery and are vory busy   filling orders
for spring Hats and Bonnets,   Come down and see us at once
tta.      DRESS   GOODS      &$
Wo have surpassed anything ever attempted before   in this   line,   and
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Nanaimo B. C,
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed i'ine und Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
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j> R. Grant &L. "-"ounce,*
0 Props. Union, B.C.0
G B  Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
���* and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Haslam, Pro-*. Mill Bfc,. 1* o Box 35. Tel. M>
Nanaimo IJ. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Kedwo. d.
All orders accompanied withCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer 1'stell
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
F.  W.  Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and  Retail Dealer    in
f^ Largest Establishment of its kind.
1-J4 Cordova St.       V-mrouver,    H. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
General Job Work
Courtenay B. G,
John Fraser
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers al
the Bay.
Also do a general
Teaming Business
Orders ma- be left at the Courte nay
Hotel, or thfioffiw.
I Make It a Point 5
For the lust thirty years having handled Silver Ware, manufactured hy tin*
Cclfhratt-d linns of Ltied und Barton���Jtodfp-ra i847���and Mwidt-n Drilnunia,
I know them to In* A I,   t*3fr. Ill Jewelry, Clocks, Watches, and  Spectacles,
I Show th- Largest Stork in thr city, AT HARD TIMES   PRICES.
Spi-cal attention given ro irpaiinf-j in ALL Brunches of the Trade.
E3t��        Orders l-y mail will havj prompt atteniion. ���i��3l
& R. Counter
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
Gilchrist and McArdle. Courtenay.
Crescent Jewelry Store.
UanaimoB. 0.
Vancouver Furniture Warehouse,
Established 187S-
���       Also Dealer in       ���
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B 0
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The lliitul is one ofthe best equipped
un the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
ihc mouth of the Courtenay Kiver, between Union and thu Inrge farming settlement 6f Comox,
Trent aie plentiful in ilic river, and
Inrgc game abound*- in the neighborhood
The liar connected with  thc hotel  is
kept well supplied   with  the best wines
ind liquors-   StnflO connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
co,u"**��-iT*ni7jL'*r, r**.c.
[Phi-load in [j hotol in Coniox district.
���-������New and lmmlsomoly furnished,
xcellent hunting and fishing closu
to town. Touriats enn depend ou
first-class nccummodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with th��
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
nanaimo b.c.   *���*.
mix IG.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Bastun Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
**' Manufacture's   the   finest   'cignres,
employlng none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
Raper Raper h Co,
Booksellers,     Statiouers,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. B. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
Robert J, Wenborn*
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots. Small fruits, shrubs and evergreens of every variety.
M. A, Gilchrist,
B. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
\V. E. Mc Canney Chemist,
Pur*- Drugs Chemicals nnd Patent
PliyaloaiiH   Proactntlona aiirt nil onlors till -I
Willi cure ami AUpaioh. I*. 0. tiox 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-*���*-    Red House    -*-
nn-mwercial St.     =   Nanaimo. B. C.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
"   Ralph Craig's
t Nanaimo Steam X
Ilaston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B. C.
General BlScksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carragc Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners1 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, Vcgcta
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.
Anlev & Beckensell.
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
2. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer it-
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions of all kinds.
Union   Mines,B. C.
This town is located in the
midst ofthe largcstagriculuir.il
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 tlie settlement to
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are an important
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish aud game
are always abundant and our
hotels of the best.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urquliart Bros. Froprs. Comox B.O.


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