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Array G.A. McBain Co.
Eeal Ettate Brokers
Nanaimo,   B. C.
G. A. McBain & Co.
Real Estate Brokers
<**k Nanaimo, B. C.
V
NO.
So.
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 1893.
$2.00 PER YEAR
���at-
V
uisrioisr, 33. o.
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
including
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Orders taken for custom made suits.
W. J, Young. P. F. Sclmrsohmidt.
CO UR TEN A Y PHARMA G Y.
-�� PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES *
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBj9lO~0  j**a*T23  CIQ-_A.:R,S.
MCQTJTLLAN" &o G-XLIMIOH/E
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery  Outfit of
John W. Eraser will continue the business at the old stand.
6*3*4,    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the NEWS' Office.
Citizens' Building Society,
[NANAIMO, B C]
 0 ��� 0 0
Capital   85,000,000.00
Shares ��1oo Each, payable 8o cents per month
A Local Co-Operative Building, Loan and Savings Association..
Organized und operated by business men of Nanuimo; elected by tbe Shareholders.
 BOARD OK DIRECTORS������
Andrew Haslam, Esq., Mayot of Nanaimo, President;
C. H.   Stickles,   Manager Et   L. Works,   Vice-President
A. R.'Johnston, Esq., Treasurer; Marcus Wolfe, Esq,, Secretary
C. H. Barker, Solictor
Alderman E. Quenncl; Alderman T. Dobcsnn; Wm. Patterson, Esq.
J. Foreman, Esq,; J. XV, Stirtan, Esq.
BANKERS��� The Bank of British Columbia,  Nanaimo.
^^Subscription Books are now open and any information can be had by applying
to the Secretary, who will furnish copies of Prospectus and By- Laws.
MARCUS WOLFE,  Secretary.
Agent at Union, Alex W. Frasci.'���"��3]-t-lKjTAgent at Courtenay, P. XV. Patterson
THE BEST PLACE IN B. C.
to  buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster.Cordage and Cement <
is
NICHOLLES and RENOUF
Victoria, B C
P 0 Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
Wood L Miller
UNION, B. C.
A. C. Fulton
Butcher
Having Added to their Own
the
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
Splendid Livery Outfit.
choice stock.
of R. Grant and Co
Fresh Beef,"Mutto'n,Veal, Pork
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty
at Lowest Prices.
lish Rigs at Reasonable Rates
Givethem a call.
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
erchandise
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.
coniox, bc
Flour St Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery ft Glassware
Dry Qoodi
Boot* ft Ghoei
Hardware
Faint ft Oili
Gents Furnishing**
Patient Medicinal
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists' and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician Uf Surgeon
OFFICE <Sa RESIDEKC.
Courtenay Pharmacy
OOUBTENAY, B. 0
Dr W J Curry
(dkntist.)
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanaimo. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
LADIES! We have received a
new consignment of your favorite slippers.
Come and fit yourselves.
Duncan Bros.
Society     Cards
I. o. o. F., No .11    '
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend,
Alex. W. Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge- No. 13, A. O. U. \V.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings .117.30 p. m. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Recorder,
Hiram Loc.gc No 14 A.F .& A.M.,II.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before thc full of thc moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
\V. J. Young
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
m ion, at 8 p, tn. at Castle Hal, Comox,
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John B.urd
K. R.S.
C. O. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. ioo, C. O-
0. F. meet in the old North Comox
school house every second Monday at S
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Coniox   Tuesday j and Fridays.
A dderton & Rowbotham, Prop
WARNING
All persona driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district fister
limn a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ng to law.
S. Oreeoh
Gov. Agent.
Farm Products for Sate.
(Delivered at Tims Calm's form.)
Potatoes per lb. 1 cent
Carrots   "   " '   "
Pumpkins" '*
Turnips  *���   " "   "
Cabbage "   " i^ cents
Onions    "   " 2
Grcen tomatoes per lb 2   "
Eggs limed per doz 30 '���
Fresh eggs at market price
Butter per lb 3��   *
H A Simpson
Uiirristcr and Solicit6v.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Notice.
AH accounts due me must be paid by
the 20th of next November, or they will
be placed in the_hands ofa collector.
Geo G McDondald
Comox, Oct. 2nd 1S93
For Sale.
Five lots in Courtenay Townsite being
ots 68, 67, 65, 73, and 74 on Mill street
beUecn Union and Alice streets, near
Courtenay bridge..
For particulars apply to Bruno Mellado, House 29, Union, B. C.
WHAT IS HYPNOTISM?
A CLEAR  DEFINITION OF THIS   MYSTERIOUS FOrtCE.
The Vurious Nt a ���,--���.*��� of Effort*** on n Kutr-
J'-ufc-Tht! Optits * Ncrvo ptrst AflVfN'tl���
IVlint 1111 I.'vpilotlr (.'nn I'mlt-i-Rii���NutMllcs
Iiik-'!''i*<1 hi tlie ( lii-'k.
Hypnotism coupi-tR of two things:
First, lho induction of-'a psychical condition, in which tho. subju-t'*-. mind is
made almost Affbluuk and is completely
tinder the opemor'a wills *md, second,
thy aiiggeK.tiojja which the subject i*i>
ffivt's. These suggestions may be ennV
11 arnica ted to the subject in-different
ways, tlie best of which are by speech,
uk they are more concise and quickly
it;iu!(iti*d than sui^uhlu-iui uiailo by
itiol ion!i aud other methods.
The kuibjoct'a' Hiiweptiliility to Suggestion whilo in tho hypnotic state is
enorutdnsly increased- and hia ability to
act upon tonne BpggesUOns in controlled
entirely by the operator.
It is a 1 triinioi. but erroneous idea
tnat there are Boydii "degrees" or
"stages' 'of hypnotism, supposed to' range
from a mild, puaoeful slumber to a stato
whero the subject is completoly inseua-
ii-K1. OHureot, lho eminent French theorist and experimenter, claims that there
aro :.-. many as nine distinct degrees,
but if tiiia is true. I hnvo boen unable to
distinguish the difference between them.
During tho past week my subject was
ii ruling Ind)', 18 years old, and fairly
tutolHgPnt* in three days I subjected
her ti> thu process of hypnosis seven different lime;), and from the most careful experiments', in conjunction v. ith
Dr. Clmrles Moivll, wo lound tbo tirat
degree of phyhoiism consisted simply of
a mild slumber together with the Ions of
flight. Tho loss of the sense of table
noon followed- and quickly after that
tlie sense of Binoll departed; thou the
Huiise of touch, and last uf all the sense
of hearing.
The third stage of hypnotism, accord-
big to Liiutit and Fern, is I hat of catalepsy, In which tho subject becomes
uerfoetly rigid, audremaius in that condition fcr any length of time. 1 havo
found that tlio subject hns u tendency
to assume the condition of catalepsy,
and that it can be induced between any
of thc stage** before mentioned, i.e., thai
tho subject becomes, according to my
v.*ill, lethargic or rigid between thu losa
of any uf the two senses.
1 have stated that tho optic nerve is
tin* ttrnt to lose its power under hypnosis,
but a curious offset Was noticeable before
the Subject lost all controls of sight.
While lho eyes wore slill half opun a
bright red handkerchief was lipid h.ifore
theui in the lino of vision, and at a distance of about fourteen inehun. When
asked its color the nubject pronounced
it bluo, the contrasting color of red
Again, n bluo 'ken-'iief wan declared to
be orange, and a yellow one blue, and so
oh, each color I'liing call'trl by Its complementary color. During this trial it
was thought that perhaps tho subject
WttS colorblind, hut. thii was found to
bo incorrect, hn tho subject defined all of
the colors accurately while in fnllpos
sossion of the sena-js.
As the eyo became devoid of the powor
of sight a tw-iiity-eandlo power incau*
dosceut electric lump, witli rellector,
was sot before the subject ut a distance
of ten inches. This.bright Hgl.< railed
to contractor expand the pupil- in tho
slightest decree.
After this I commanded the subject
to become rigid, when this state was
immediately effected. After releasing
her from this Btage she resumed the first
dotcreo, Thia was proven by a bottle of
tlie strongest ammonia hold directly to
the nostrils and tho subject commanded
to inhale it. This test failed, hut n candle and potato Were consumed without
reluctance, illuBtriithirj that thu sense of
taste followed the loss of sight.
Thc third degree was thon induced.
Tho ammonia was again introduced,
whilo it was suggested that the "perfume" wns exquisite. As the subject
inhaled the fumes of tbo ammonia a
smile of pleasure played about her lips,
the mere suggestion of perfume producing tho result as before stated.
After a few more pauses the girl lost
the sense of touch und several needles
wero inserted in the check and through
tho .lip. The doctor also extracted a decayed tooth, and the tests wero over.
I released tlie subject from hor insensible state apparently none the worse for
her severe Ujstfl. I shall conduct from
time to time experiments upon each degree of insensibility, treating each separately and exhaustively.��� Robert Hardin, Jr.. in St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
That Prize Bull.
Editor Courtenay News: I notice in
your issue of Sept. 27th in the report of
the awards of the judges in the exhibits
of Jersey bulls at late Agricultural Show
thai Baron Denman No. 22903, (exhibited by me) received thc snd prize.
I wish to inform the public through
die medium of your paper that I received
lhe first prize, and believe it only just to
futuro exhibitor* to know the way in
which awards are made at our local show
When the judges gave their decision and
placed the badge of the 1st on my bull
it was very unfair and unjust (in my
mind) to change their decision later in
the day becr-usc another exhibitor raised
a [contention.
NOW sir by the rules published by the
Comox Agricultural Society it is distinctly staled that all protests must be made
in writing to the president or secretary
within two hours alter thc judges have
given their decision, said protest to be referred to the proper committee, whose decision shall be approved by thc board,
such approved decision to be final.
Now this course was not adhered to,
the only protest raised by Mr. Urquhart
was verbal. And again in the rules and
regulations of the soueiy no demand is
made for list of pedigree of Jersey exhibits. The question raised by Mr. Urquhart was that I could not show lhe pedigree of my bull, he himself showing a
a long listed chart of pedigree, and no
certificate of register���at least 1 did not
sec bis certificate���while 1 placed in thc
hands of the judges my certificate of register in the American jersey Cattle Club
which the judges entirely ignored.
Now sir the whole thing looks peculiar
that an animal judged thc best exhibit of
tts class with a certificate of register
should be denied its rights simply because its o-,*.ncr docs not carry in his
pocket a pedigree of 10 or 20 generations
back.
And through the medium of your valuable paper 1 wish to state that while I
did not receive the prize 1 most decidedly shall claim the honor of the tirst prize.
The badge of the 1st prize which was
placed by the judges on my exhibit never being.removed by the said judges.
I have always in my past experience of
exhibiting in Great Britain been led to
suppose that lhe certificate of register issued by the cattle club was sufficient to
established thc prestige ofany animal, in
frtct it is the rsl time I have known the
judges to be so audacious ns to ignore a
certificate issued by tfce cattle club. I
have written to thc secretary ofthe Amen
ran jersey Cattle Club, stating the case
lo him and requesting to make it known
that ihc judges'by their actions denied
ihe genuiriess of the clu,b certificate also
requesting him to forward me a chart
of Baron Dcnm.in's pedigree for thc
space of i.fty years back so t..at in future
I will be able to satisfy the demands of
British Columbia judges.
John H. Piket
Denman island, Oct. 12 1-893.
Note��� We publish the above because wc believe in giving everybody a
fatf.hearing. Whether the judges blundered we do not know, but that lhey acted according to llieir best judgement wc
have not a particle of doubt. Making an
award and then changing it is an awkward business, and no one can blame
Mr. Piket for feeling agrieved. It is only fair to say on the other hand that it is
contended that unlit the judges reported
their action lo the secretary, thc matter
was in their hands and it was their duly
tc. correct mistakes if they thought lhey
had made any, and that the secretary
could only take notice of their final action as reported by them. It is also contended that Mr. Piket if dissatisfied with
thc award should have filed a protest s*>
that the Board of Directors could have
taken action,
As it stands the action of the judges is
necessarily final. There is nothing gained by a suppression of ihe facts and
these being now fully published, it is better that further controversy be d.opped,
individual feeling be sunk in loyally to a
society, which properly supported will be
of incalculable value to this community.
Wc shall be pleased to publish the chart
or pedigree of Mr. Piket's Jersey bull
when produced. Wc hear it spoken of
as a fine animal and no one that wc have
heard speak of it doubts of its being a
pedigreed animal of which its owner may
well be proud.
The Union Lodge I. O. 0 F. Gall
A Grand Affair.
The members of Union lodge No. 11,
I. O. 0. F. Monday evening held their
fourth annual celebration since the institution of the lodge by giving a grand ball
and supper at Union. Thc ball opened
���tt 9 o'clock and dancing was kept up until i 1.30 when all adjourned to Union hotel for supper, where full justice was
done to one of the finest spreads ever
given in this place. After the inner man
was satisfied, dancing was resumed and
continued until 4:30. It was one of thc
most uojoyablu b&caeious in ihu history
of Union. Thc Odd Follows here are
noted for their entertainments, bit this
eclipsed ail previous efforts. Ton much
praise can not be given Mr. and Mrs.
Davis for the elegance, variety and excellence of the supper furnished by ihem.
The music was by thc Roy Bros, Jack
liardyand Jno. Baird, and it goes wiih-
oul saying was all lhat could be desired.
' Long may Union Lodge prosper and
when next it celebrates, may we be there
to see.
Trees, Bulbs, Plants and Rosob.
Fruit ancl Ornamental Trees,
Bulks, Shrubs, Roses. Greenhouse
Plants, Sic,
Prices reduced to suit tbe times.   Get
my list before placing your orders.
Address M, J. Henery,
Box 2b", Mt. Pleasant,
Vancouver, B. C.
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. i my store in the
VILLAGE of COURTENAY.
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up.   Apply lo
Wm. Lewis, Courtenav. B. C.
Union Flashes.
Oct. 17.��� Pay-day next Saturday.
The San Mateo left Sunday morning
for San Francisco with about 4-5���� lcms
of coat.
The U. S. steamer Mohican finished
loading and left for Port Towusend list
Thursday.
The Umatilla  will arrive Wednesday
A tug with scow is on iis way for coal
for the Canadian Pacific Railway  Co.
A. C. Fulton has moved into bis new
butcher shop. Jack Wilson is assisting
bun and doubtless will become as famous
in this line as in the milk business.
The first coat of plaster is being put
on in the new hotel.
The frame nf the new livery building
of Wood & Miller is already up. The
building is 35 Uy 60 and two storevs. It
is located just cut of tbe new butcher
shop and not far from the new hotel.
Grant & McGregor arc doing the work.
The cornice cflhc Union store has
been extended add-ug much to lhe appearance of lhat niomnioth building.
J, Abrams is improving and if weather
is favorable he will be out before another week.
A young lad of 9^ lbs made his debut
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. \V.
Clinton Sunday morning. Mother and
child are doing well.
A fatal accident occurcd in Slope N0.4
at 4 o'clock Friday morning. James
Thcw was fearfully crushed by falling
coal soon after tiring a shot. Ile lingered until 3 o'clock in the afternoon
when he expired, lie was buried Sun
day forenoon from the Presbyterian
church and his body interred in the cemetery near Sandwick, whither it was followed by a large procession. Memorial
Sermons were preached Sunday evening
in both lhe Presbyterian and Methodist
churches. He was an Orangeman, and
a member of the Good Templars and
Sons of Temperance, single and about 26
years of age. He came from Nanaimo
here, but came there from Ontario. He
was an exemplary member of society, nhd
much regret is expressed at his untimely
death.
The new drug store is completed so
far as the inside is concerned, but a coat
of paint will later improve the outside ap
pearance. A stock of fresh drugs is being put in. also fancy and toilet articles,
and stationery, Thc building is conveniently located near the new big hotel.
Those wanting pure, reliable drugs, or in
fact anything usually kept at a first class
pharmacy will do well to give it a call.
Comox  Lightning.
The ss. Joan arrived from Nanaimo
last Wednesday with following passengers: G. F. Drabble, XV. R. Brown, Wm
Ball, Mrs. Joe. Grieve, Bert Creech and
Joe Dick. Consignees��� Mel'hee &
Moore, J. Holmes, W. Sharp and S.
Cliffe.
The ss. Joan left Friday morning at
usual time. On board were notired W.
Harmston, G. G. McDonald, J. J. Grant,
Westwood Bros, J. Fraser, W. R. Brown
and Mr. Harvey.
Mr. John Dick, late of Union Mines,
an expert on minerals, and Mr. S. Cliffe
left on Friday on a prospecting lour up
north. Of course, what is in the wind is
a secret which you have thc privilege of
guessing as well as we. One fellow
wilh a very keen smelling apparatus
snuffs iron in the air and actually sees a
rising in his imagination smelting works
at B.iyni Sound.
Mr. II. Beadnell and Teddy Grant
were over here from the islands on a fishing cruise.
Harry King is down from Black Creek.
He leports everything lovely��� lots of
game in sight.
Signs of our Times.
Truly the spirit of advancement is
great, extending upward and onward
with irresisiable. force and energy, following every groove audchannell conceivable
there plodding steadily along like lhe
tortoise, here bounding away like thc
hare.
Nor can we trace its origin as coming
from any one race or sect of people,
therefore no nation can claim it as absolutely theirs, for we find il on every
hand, and no matter what country a man
may come from or to what caste he belong, onc and all seem filled with lhat
bold undaunted spirit that possessed tlie
motto of excelsior of olden limes. Even
here in a small place like Comox it a-
costs us on every hand. One has only to
look around and he will be astonished at
the rapid strides it lias made within the
past week or so.
Whal was our Agricultural Show? A
success, you will say al once. Well, yes;
but was if noi ihe combined efforts of
farmers, Including our worthy editor,
to raise the agricultural intcre as of ibis
district, or in plain words, advancement?
Even at ihc Bay onc cannot fml lo be
impressed with ii, although here it is
confined to one or two individuals, who
have without tlattery, a wonderful amount
of energy. What is the contemplated e-
rection ofa new store by one oi our merchants along with the hiring of three new
clerks, one of them being a salesman
from away back, but another stride in
that direction? Then to go further afield
only last exhibition day, what should we
see but a prominent visitor coining to thc
front as a public orator for the cause- of
temperance and endeavoring to impress
upon his audience the satisfying, sustaining nature of watcr(with something in it?}
These are but .1 lew of thc many and
ever recurring incidents which tend to
show that the spirit of advancement is
not dormant in Comox but working in
full blast.
Long may it  prosper.
Blue Mud.
New Reading Room.
Miss Harriet Barnes has engaged the
upper part ofthe store opposite McPhee
& Moore, at Comox for a reading room
It will be ready for use in a few days. In
the meantime Miss Barnes will be glad
to receive donations of furniture (suitable
for such a placejbooks, magazines, newspapers, etc., for which due acknowledgement will be made through these columns
This is a very worthy ente* prise, and we
trust it will receive a liberal support.
Local Brevities
Mrs. Joseph W. Gr'eve returned from
Victoria on the last steamer.
The wind Tuesday night is spoken of
by old residents as the worst in this section within their memory.
Mr. Dave Adams and Miss Quick of
Nanaimo are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. John Piercy are expected
to return in a week or iwo from their
eastern trip.
T. D. Jones, of Nanaimo, who was up
here last week and a guest of Mr Wm.
Lewis left on Wednesday's steame*.
Mr. and Mrs. James McKim are expected on 10 day's or next week's steamer. While absent they took in the
World's Fair.
The wind last week blew down about
15 trees on ihe road between Salmond's
and Smith's About 40 trees were reported as down on the Lake Trail, and from
15 to 20 trees on the Union Mine road.
Mr. John II. Picket of Denman Island '
received an ugly bruise on his head and
back last Wednesday from a fall   off of
the roof of his ne.v building white shingling.
Mat Little, Harry Piercy, XV. Swan,
Wm, Grieve, Isaac Davis and James
Piercy left Saturday for Texada Island.
They will visit their mine there and do
some developing work.
Last Tuesday three toning men had
great sport while going from Fanny Bay
to Mt. Pleasant, Denman Island in jumping out ofthe canoe 10 retrieve fragrant
cigarettes. This was done repeatedly
and ihc cigarette each time brought safely back. It is supposed thev were practising for some romantic adventure.
���\ Chinaman belonging to the gang tn
gaged in clearing tbe slashing on the
Union road about a mile out from Courtenay was instantly killed Tuesday night
by a falling tree, the extreme end of
which struck him across the back of the
neck. The muscles of the neck were rigid but no bones were broken. He was
lying in his tent, unmindful of the danger.
Tom Lever when he came over on the
Campania��� her ffrst or maiden trip-
was only ti days from Liverpool to Vancouver. That was pretly fast traveling
and reminds onoof the story ofa Phil-
adelphian who declared that if the mean;*
of transportation between his city, and
New York continued to improve tor the
next 50 years as much as thev had in the
past tjo years, one going from Philadelphia to New York would reach the latter
city just two days before he started. Fact!
Mrs. Margaret Lewis has given practical effect to the donation of her prize
money won in the butter contest at the
Comnx Agricultural Exhibition, by giving the Secretary an order on the Treasurer. We think our friends who wish to aid
the society by a donation of their prize
money, would do well to follow Mrs.
Lewis' example, as not to do it without
further action, leaves the obligation stil!
existing and the society unable to use
it.   Who next?
The Bay post office clerk was seen one
day last week driving a one horse delivery wagon, loaded down with soap, sugar
shoe blacking, matches, et r.et., down thc
road back of Urquhart's saw mill and
stopping at the front door of his stable
where he knocked lustily. A little boy
seeing him remarked that he guessed lhe
folks were out, whereat the clerk looked
critically at the building and then with.
out remark drove along into thc shade of
the forest.
Messrs Cliffe & McDonald, contractors are erecting a two storey pig residence on Mr. Thomas Cairn's place.
The scrub pigs- no, no; Mr. Cairns
keeps none of that sort, but the graded
pigs lie will house in the lirst story, and
the Simon pure blood Berkshire's wilh a
pedigree as long as a Chinaman's queue,
he will furnish apartments for in the second storev, as is very proper. There is
nothing like keeping up social distinc-
lions, you know, and the Berkshire family can irace their lineage back to a time
"when the memory oi man runneth not.
to thc contrary."
Birth.
Woods.���On Sunday last, at Comox
the wife of Mr. Tom Woods, ofa son.
Rams tor Sale.
For SALE two ine young Rams ( South
Downs).
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Coniox, 11. C.
Notice.
All accounts which have been due me
for over onc year will unless paid within
the next 30 days from date, be placed in
tho hands of my solicitor for immediate
collection.
Joseph   McPhee,
Courtenay, Oct. it, 1893.
New Farm Journal
Tin: first number of Farm and Orchard
Echoes has cjme to hand. It is issued
on the 15th of every month, and is devoted tb the farming and fruit growing interests of British Columbia, It is convenient in form, neat in appearance and
practical in character. Tho subscription
is, $l per year. Send to box 417 New
West minister, B. C. and procure a copy.
Hunter Butter Prize.
The special prize offered by ?dr. Joseph
Hunter lor the best daily exhibit at our
late exhibition and which the judges a-
warded to Mrs. W. Lewis has reached
lhat lady. It consists of a butler bowl
which is as appropriate as it is beautiful.
An elegant silver stand resting on four
globes supports a spacious oaken bow I
finished so as to display to advantage
thc natural grain of thc wood. The bow 1
is inlaid with luavy :hina md clasped a-
round the base with a wide band ol silver
while thc upper edge has-a rim of the
same material. The cover is also of silver and surmounted by thc figure af a
cow in basso relievo. While highly ornamental the bowl is in size and otherwise adapted to practical use. THE FARM.
Tae Old Jersey Oow-
-KtttWlBd blew in to thu open door.
AndthoJi-rst--1 -tr oil in a.trnuslit.
Tho poor thin*,' -*liiv-*reil from Iilm.I to toot.
While ttie IK-voit -tooil by (iml luugho-l.
"I --i---.il take udreadtul cold, l four'
She said, with a switch at hor tail,
"The ma-Urn- will -"-old 1 know Im will
When be see-) but a half tilled pail."
The cow was right, she took a sad cold
And thc milk shrunk fully une-hnlf.
To hid ifroBt dismay, tho farmer found
There was not enough for hor calf.
He bunged the door, and said with an oath,
���You nee he was mad aw a hare���*
" I'm tired enough of this Jersey stock.
I'll sell tho old cow, I declare."
So tho Jersey cow went oir next day.
With a farmer wbo oflt-n said
" I got botte. profits when my stock
Ih comfortably housed anil fed."
But the other man (-.till fumes and Trots,
And quite often i-.ii-t*- a row,
For hla butter ir. not tit to eat,
Since be sold his old Jersey cow.
���[A. T. Armerose.
Dangerous Weeds-
F. L. Harvey, the botanist of tho Maine
experiment station, in answer to an inquiry
of a correspondent, saya, in a recei.t
report, that the fall dandelion ia a native of
Kurope but is thoroughly naturalised in the
United States and Canada, and quite widely iproad. It ia especially plentiful in Now
Knffland and a bad weed. Ileum an abundant seeder and a perennial it is hard to exterminate. It (trows under tho most unfavorable circumstances and will replaco
grass in meadows. Should It baouuiu too
abundant there is no way to destroy it ex
cepting cultivation In some hoed crop until
it disappears. Thc plants ahoul roadsides,
edges of lawns and Jiolila should hu pulled
by the roots or kept from seeding by careful
mowing.
Occasionally a field is noticed nearly
overrun with it. Itoadsfdes are prolific
seed gardens that supply the public gratis
with an abundance uf seeds of the vilest
weeds. The town authorities should bo
empowered by law to exterminate patches
of weeds that appear and might becomo
the centres of distribution of troublesome
pests.
The question so pointedly anked by Mr.
Paine, whether "we aro ot tho mercy of our
neighbors in tho matter of spreading weeds"
ia oue that should seriously claim tho attention of the legislature. Thero should
be a law preventing farmers from harboring
vile weeds in their fields or lotting them
glow at the roadsides on their premises.
On property for which no ono is especially
responsible, the dangerous weeds should he
eradicated at public expense. Why do not
farmers urge some enactment for their protection t There should be a law subjecting
eeej sold iu the stato to inspection. The
character of the seed sown is as important
as the fertilizer used.
Dehorning-
The results of all experiments made leads
to the belief that the uso of caustic potash
is by far the easiest, most humane and most
certain method of securing hornless eattlo.
Caustic potash comes in tho form of round
Btioks about the size of a lead pencil. It
may be hod at any drug store and should
be kept from exposure to the air as it rapidly absorbs moisture.
Tho best time to apply preventive reagents is early in tho life of the animal,
just as soon us the littio horns can ho
distinguished hy the touch. The tuinncr
of applying caustic potash is as follows j
The hair should ho closely clipped from
the skin and the little horn moistened with
water to which soap or a few drops of ammonia have been added to dissolve the oily
secretion of the skin, so that thc potash
will more readily adhere to the surface of
the horn. Care must be taken not to moisten the skin except on tho horn whero the
potash is to be applied. One end of a stick
of caustic potash is dipped In water until it
ii slightly softened, it ia then rubbed on
the moistened surface of tho little horn.
This operation is repeated from fivo to eight
times, until the surface of the horn hocomes
slightly sensitive. The whole operation
need take only a few minutes and the calf
Is apparently insensible to it, A alight
soab forms ovor the budding horn and drops
of in the course of a month or six weeks,
leaving a perfectly smooth poll. No inflam
mation or suppurationJiaa taken placo in
any of the trials made. Tho results of theae
experiments -warrant the following recoui'
mendations:
1. That for efficiency, cheapness and ease
of appli nit ion, stick caustic potash eau be
safely recommended for preventing the
growth of horns.
2 The earlier the application is made in
the life of the calf, tho better.
Bod pruning ia the fourthdrawoaok, and |
it may bo an entire neglect allowing tho;
tree to become a mass ol brush, or on the j
other band they may be badly mutilated
by excessive cutting. In preference to this J
Irealmcut no pruning ahould ever be given
except for tho removal of defective and
crooked branches, and for giving an even
and uniform head.
A moat important operation is the fifth,
and consists of properly thinning the fruit;
when the treea are overloaded the crop can
not make a tine growth, and the tree is injured by overbearing. The work of thinning ahould be commenced early and before
thc tree has lieen exhausted. Where it is
obvious early in tho season that an unprofitable amount of fruit is set, the work
if thinning should be commenced.
A regular system should be ndopted, and
the large fruita such us usually attain two
or three inches in diameter should bo thinned iti five or six inches asundor. Smaller
kinds of fruit may bo left correspondingly
near together, Such treatment will greatly
increase their si/e aa well as improve tho
quality. Many heavy hearers among apples and pears ahould havo the number
reduced lo less than one-halt, but thia will
hy no means reduce the bulk of tho crop,
In experiments which havo been mado tho
specimens havo grown so much larger, even
when thinned to two-thirds, that the
amount haa continued aa large as on un-
thinnod trees. A groat abridgement of
labor has heen affected by thu rapid work
whioh may be performed hy speedily getting rid of Iheeo cast-oil specimens instead
of allowing them to grow and require hand-
picking in gathering and assorting for the
market.
Thc sixth drawback is iu allowing iiiBccts
lo ia jure* and destroy the trees and puncture and spoil tlio fruit. The ownurs,
therefore, ahould make Ihcmselvca familiar
with tlm habits of the caterpillars, canker
worms, curculios, and tho many other de-
Btroyera. Theso lix point" properly attended to will mako all the difference between
fruit, of tlie flneat quality, and suoh as may
be injured hy a scabby surface and rendered worthless by had flavor.
MY LAST JUMP.
I Tho decreased speed brought me to my
' BuiiaeB, aud looking up I oould pee the bill-
\ loon far up in thn air, bottom up. I came
' down in a few minutes near a farm house,
took  my first voyage   iu the   clnud
with a friend of mine, an tereaaut, out ,
of pur. bravado, and for tho ultnwi, j -^-gj^j��� ,ot m0 to got ���v.r the
of the thing. 1 took it nervous shock I received, and when I got
up for my profession, and j out I organised a Bourohlna party; and two
had followed it for seven-! days later wo found poor Parker, crushed
teen   years,  doing para* j beyond   human   semblance, with   a bullet
Hospital ior Uows-
In every well appointed dairy there must
be a hospital for the cows, arranged witli
a view to the neoda of it. For a small herd,
two separate stalls in an isolatod building,
as a carriago house or a granary, if one is
not specially made for thia purpose, will
be sufficient. This stall is large enough for
a cow to move in freely ; it has a feeding
trough, but no other fitting-*, The cow is
left loose in it. The litter should bo sawdust. No window or other light than that
which leaks in is needed. It ia a place for
quiet rest Here the now is removed as
soon ai the arrival of the calf is indicated,
and is cared for In the usual maimer hy tho
usual attendant. Nothing atrango ia to
happen to disturb her, Sho is watched,
and ai soon aa the calf appears it is removed to a distant pen kept for the calves
alono, The oalf never knows the dam. The
dam never recognizes tho calf. The instinct
is thus never excited, and this precaution
la a most effective prevention against tho
fatal milk fever, a wholly nervous disorder.
The attention of tho cow ia diverted from
her oondition by a mess of palatable oatmeal or Unseed meal slop, a littio warm.
This affordi precisely tho soothing and
nutritious refreshment needed by tho cow,
and ahe will lie down aud rest quietly. Ir
aix hours ahe is milked uud tho milk is
given to the calf, which, wilh a little pa
tient irulding, will drink thu milk. Tin
gets rid of the instinct of lho calf to suck
and the oow to bo sucked, for tho future
and after two or three times tho cow falls
directly into this artificial habit, whilo lhe
lecond generation of calves loso their instinctive habit and drink on tho first presentation of tho pail of mill-.
No such nuisance--afl self-suckingcnwa.or
hellers that suok all or any of the cows in
thu herd aro known in a dairy thin- managed. Tho calves thrivo hotter and grow
more quickly, and are far leas disposed to
any vicioiiBiiesB. They are artificial, having
lost muoh of the natural inntinct of animals
that run with the dams. It ia cortain they
learn nothing from tho dams, and thus arc
much more easily handled afterward.
SETBACKS IK FRUIT CULTUitE.
Deferllv-- Vurlrllr-*, In 111 vol ion. Moll, mill
Priming, Ovf-rli-iidfil  Trees.
There are aix general drawhacka to the
luccesaful cultivation of fine fruit, which,
if understood and aotod upon by land own
era generally throughout tho country, would
give fruit of much higher quality than is
raised at the present timo.
The first of these i.i a defective selection
of varieties. Many of second-rate quality are
now in bearing whore they might bo yielding delicious fruit, or they may ho deficient
In productiveness, or command only low
prioe in market. It in woll worth whilo for
the owners of orchards to inform themselves
as to the finest varieties.
The second deficiency on tho part of
owners is bad cultivation, and woods and
grass are allowed to grow among the trees,
causing scabby fruit.
Tho third drawback is canned by a hard
and n'-glectod soil, and no attention ia givon
to enriching and keeping the Hurface properly pulverised. The trees make a feeble
growth, bear poor fruit aud dimjnsbcd
er op*
Poultry Pointers*
Take only clean eggs to market. In order to do this havo only clean nests.
There is a wide field open for inspection
and observation in tho shipping of livo
fowls for market.
It does not suffice to give tho hens corn,
corn, corn, day after day. Bird and boast
demand frequent change* of food aa truly as
man himself.
Tho man who puts fifteen eggs under a
hen, instead of eleven or thirteen, ao as to
make sure of a good lot of chicks, wants
more than ho will got.
If tbo "shut in" hens are given a chanc0
at cabbage thoy will enjoy a treat and be
benefited. It will not take two minutes to
set out a head or two iu the yard. Thoy
will do thn rest.
Do not wait till tho combs and toes are
frozen before you put tho hen houses in
order for tlio winter. The extra lining and
hanking and that extra window can ho seen
to just us woll in September as December.
Ducks, if provided with comfortable
quartera whore they can rest at night and
ure reasonably well fed, will often commence laying tho latter part of January or
the first of February and lay very regularly
until warm weather.
Goeso begin to lay early in March and
will lay fourteen to eighteen eggs ; these
should nearly always ho set under hens, as
it ia often the coee that the mother will not
become broody until late.
The "hock" in fowls is tho part at the
firat joint above the toca, or, in other words,
the place on the leg where the feathering
Htt-j-H. If the feathers project at this point
and are largo and stiff, tho bird is Baid to he
"vulture hocked," as vultures have similar
appendages.
Ono can in general aay that few eggs are
obtain-id from a hen that walka listlessly
along, with littio dosiro to scratch, but only
willing to oat whon the food is spread for
it. Such hens get up lato, retire early, have
large heads, thick lega and a generally
hiinsy form.
An Indiana pnultryman says an equal
amount of corn meal aud pulverized alum,
mixed and placed in the yard, will he eaten
hy chickens afflicted with cholera, to thoir
great benefit; also, dissolved alum in water
to drink. They will not eat nor drink
readily, but will, us a last resort, before
famishing.
Put a tablespoonful of sulphur in tho neat
as soon as the hens or turkeys are set. Thc
heat of the fowls cuuacs thc fumes of tho
sulphur to penetrate every part of thoir
hodi-38,every louse is killed, and, as all nits
aro hatched within ten days, when tho
mother leaves thc neat with her brood, she
is perfectly free from uita and lice.
The business hen is the oue that pays her
way as she goea and is never found eating
her head oil two or three times a year. Sho
may wear the white feathers of the llruhmu
or the dark feathers of tho Langshau. She
may dress liko a VVyandotto, or in any
color to suit her taste, it she will only lay
nggi enough to bo profitable she will still
be the business hen.
Do not grouse chicks if it can be avoided
-*.<- too much grease is injurious, and never
use eoal oil. If the largo lice aro found use
lard or sweet-oil, tho oil being preferred.
Ten drops of oil of pennyroyal may bo
added to a largo tablespoouful of the oil,
and with the finger rub one or two drops
only of tho oil well into the down of the
neo k and head of eaoh chick.
If a horso has a chronic lameness in either
foot the jockoy oan inject into tho foot a
solution of cocaine, which for the time
being, will render tho horse sound* that is,
it will dull the sensibility to pain for from
half an hour to au hour and a half, and tho
horse will act ua if ho was sound. Another
method in a case like thia ia to sever the
nerves of tho foot, thoro boing two nerves,
ono on each aide of the foot. This deprives
the lower part of tlio limb of all sensation
und lhe horse will go sound for perhaps a
your, when the nerves will form together
again.
Thero aro the coons standing outexposcd
to tllO damaging uflocts of sun and storm',
Take caro of them, for you will need them
next yoar. Choosn the firat clear, sunshiny
day, and give thom it good cleaning, both
inside and out, ufllng a good still* bnmli for
the purpose, and then put them away in
somu convenient shed, or in one of the un
used compartments nfyour poultry -house.
lill lhey uro dry. When thoy uro dry and
in good oondition to do it, give them a good
eout of while-wash, especially if thoy have
been made oitlior wholly or iu part with
uuplancd lumber. If planed lumber bas
hceu used in thoir construction, nnd they
have heen mado neat and lusty in appearance and substantial in build, paint thom,
instead of giving thom a coat of whitewash,
as it will adhere far better.
Sulphur in quite useful to promote goneral health and thrift among fowls, Give it
to the poultry only au bright pleasant days.
Unco or twice a week a teaspoonful may he
mixed in lhe food of a dozen hens. Salt is
very needful to all animal life; and a down
horn- may receive a teaspoonful mixed in
their soft feed every day. Charcoal corrects acidity am! promotes digestion. Wood
charcoal may be fed in minute quantity
now and then or ears of corn may be charred and then thrown to the fowls and thoy
will pick off the kernels and bo given some
work to do. All those substance-** are not
foods in the proper sciiso of tho term, hut
condiments and general health promoters,
when used in very limited quantities.
Spiced Cake.���If one likes spiced cake
tlio following is a simple as well n.** excellent
recipe : Ono egg, one-half tencup of equal
iitrtH of lard nnd butter, two-thirds of u
up of sour milk, pinch of salt, and half n
teaspoonful of soda. Season liberally with
cloves, allspice, cimiiiinoii, and nutmeg.
Mix the iugredio'it-i well together, then add
silted Hour until a good stiff batter is form-
od.    Hake in moderate oven.
chute jumping, principally, the last five, because
it paid better, although
more dangerous than ordinary balloon ascension b.
It waTiu the fall of 1884 that I took my
last jump. ,'     .    ,.
1 waa at that timo travelling in the east-
era part of Ohio, and had made several
succesatul jumps at county fairs, and one at
a circus in llrowiifield. ,   .
The evening of tho latter, I was sitting
in the hotel with Mr. Pittman, the circus
manager, whon our conversation turned on
parachute jumping, and high jumps.
"How high coold yon be hired tojump ?
presently aaked Mr. Pittman.
"Woll," I replied, jokingly, " that do-
ponds ou tho sum. 1 suppose I could go
fivo thousand feet for a third us many dollars."
The bystanders laughed, but Mr. Pitt*
maun looked iu earnest when ho said. "111
take you for that Saturday, in Honoaville,
where we show next."
I tried to convince him that my proposition was only a joke, but he would not havo
it that way, and argued so long and
eloquently, that I finally gave my ooiiBont,
though reluctantly, to lo my best, providing tho weather was favorable.
It was Thursday whon I made the agreement, and it took all that day to pack up
my balloon, so ovor the ropes and strengthen tho hoop of my purachuto, which I hail
wiouehod tho day buff-rn. Vw fck�� purp��*
ot helping mo about my ascensions, I had
hi rod u young man named Parker. He had
mutle n number of trips with mo, and said
he liked the business, ao I kept him.
Onco or twice lately I had noticed him
ataring iu a queer way at the balloon as it
lay on the grass, and ono 'time, becoming
impatient at his apparent idleness, I spoko
out rather sharp to him : " Parker, dun't
wear that balloon out looking at it."
Ho turned on me with a strange glitter in
his eyes and said : " Professor, that balloon
would make a nice bird."
I did not think at the timo, as I was
busy, thut it wns nn odd remark, but after
ward remembered how ho looked whon he
said it
We arrived in Honesvillo Saturday morning, and lost no tima in getting to the
(.-rounds and preparing for my jump, Parker
seeing to the tilling of tho balloon, and 1
looking to my trapeze nnd parachute. I
always prided myself on not growing careless with experience, as somo mon do who
fill dangerous vocations, but tried every ropo
nnd looked ut every knot the samo ns wheu
I made my first jump,
The circus touts were already up, and an
immeiiBO crowd were jostling ench other
eugor to see tho sight!*, for a oiroua und a
balloon were a rare treat lor the country
people.
Blazing posters adorned tho barns and
fences, picturing a man hanging by his toes
to a trapeze "many thousand feet from the
earth." Tho circus was before the balloon
ascension, and after tho show the crowd
camo flocking around, staring open-mouthed
at the big white balloon tugging ut the
ropes. Wc wore showing ou a levol piece
of ground just outside the town.
In a short time Mr. Pittman announced
everything in readiness, I took tho trapeze
in both hands. Parker got into tho basket
and I waa nil rendy to give tho word to tho
mon holding the ropes to let go, whou
Parker deliberately climbed down from the
basket nnd went into a tent near by, appearing a moment later wi;h two revolvers.
1 was slightly surprised at his actions, although at tho time I attributed it to tlio
natural nervousness any one would feel, not
being muoh used to serial journeys.
Wondering what use he could have for
revolvers, I asked him what he was going
to do with them. Ho replied that he want
ed to celebrate our departure a little.
Thinking that all right I let it pass out
of my mind, and ho climbed back iuto the
ear,
I took a seat once moro on the trapeze,
waved the crowd back and shouted:
"All ready."
The balloon swayed back nnd forth and
seemed impatient to be off.
"Let go,'' I cried, and tho men all drop'
ping the ropes together, up wc went with a
rush, the crowd cheering lustily, whioh
grew fainter as tho distance increased,
Wc rose rapidly, and in a fow momenta
were up eighteen hundred feet.
I was sitting on
my   inch   and
quarter   bar,   all
that held me   be
hole in his breast.
His revolver had probably been accidentally discharged in his attempt to keep his
balance in the air, the bullet taking effect
on himself.
situated ns I wus.
Picture mo many hundred feot from the
ground, sitting on a trupee, expecting
every minute to ho killed by a maniac's
bullet, or, perhaps wtrse, to be wounded
and then to fall, aud be picked up a crushed
mass of Immunity.
He had by aomo moans got hold of tho
rope with whioh I detached my parachute
from the balloon, bo I was completely iu
hia powor.
Whilo I was speculating on what to do, I
heard a report, und whiz wont a bullet close
tn my head. Looking up I auw Pnrkei
silting on the edge of tho basket with on'
leg hanging ovor, u rovolvor in ench hand
ami shouting ut tho top of Ida voice.
Seeing me watching him, ho Hteppodhnok
Into the banket, und, leaning far down toward me said iu an exultant tone, " You
were tho master ot this bird once, now I
am. I am going to kill vou. I am going to
cut tho ropes that hold this basket, tie
thom together and sail away, while you
will eo down, down, down."
While ho was talking ho had pulled out
a knifo and was at work ou the ropes. As
fast as ho out ono he would t ie its end to
another, and so on around tho dozen or
fifteen ropes that held the oar. After
he had cut all but threo or four, ho worked
himself into tha' network of ropes thua
formed, gruaped tho vnlvo ropo aud culled
out lo mc somo mad ravings which I did
not understand.
Tho basket was tipping dangerously,
sliding the ballast iuto one corner nud
spilling some out. I saw that when lhe
basket should freo itself nf the balloon it
would fall on mo and provont tho parachute
from opening.
I draw my sheath knifo to out myself
clear of tho car if I could.
There wero only two moro ropes to out.
Ho reached one and cut it, but beforo ho
could reach the other it broke, and with
a lurch the basket came crashing down on
me.
After that it Boomed like n bad dream. 1
remember seeing things fulling, and of
slashing wildly with my knife in tho hope
of frcfling tho parachute, Wo were falling
with fearful velocity, unci how f held on I
never could tell.
I must have cut the rope that held tho
car to the pnraohiito, for it suddenly opened, nearly unseating mo.
AN OLD HAN'S STORY.
Ills Friends Hart Given up Hope
of His Recovery.
Mr. lieorgr Bote>r It-Mlncrxvlllr, Relates
Ihe Sloryfor ills HiiirerlBK ami Keleaie
-Ffels ai Well an he illil al Forty.
Prom tho Dally Ontario, Belleville
Four miles west of Bolleville, in the county of Prince Kiiward, on the southern shore
ot the beautiful and picturesque Bay cf
Quinto, is situated tin village of Rcdnera-
ville, a charming place of ubout four hundred population, composed quite largely of
rolired farmer*. Of lato years the picturesque location of the villago has given it
come prominence as a summer resort, where
may be enjoyed the cool health giving breezes
of the bay. But even in thii charming lo*
eality disease finds ita way, and when the
epidemic of la grippe swept over Canada,
Hednoraville waa not apared a visitation.
Among those attacked was Mr. (Icorge
Rose, a life-lung rosidont of tho village who
had already reached tho allotted span of
life. Mr, Rose had enjoyed remarkable
Imfiltli nmil he was taken down with nn attack of la grlppp,wheti grave foirs v.��3 entertained for hia recovery. In a hu
months ho recovered sufficiently to again
move about, hut not with his accustomed
vigor. Mr. Rose had scarcely regaiocd
his health when he was seized with another
attack of this dread disease, worse than the
first, TIiIb had a telling effect upon
1dm and hia family feared consumption hud claimed him for a victim. A physician attended him regularly but seemed unable to givo him
any reliof. However, all that medical skill
could do for him waa done, but daily Mr.
Uoses's condition grew worso, and in March
of this year his condition was en low that
his family, like himself, had given up hope
of his recovery. During the last month
the general talk about tho village and lhe
surrounding country has been the remarkable cure of Mr. Rose by the use of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pilla. The case created
such a sensation that a reporter of
the Ontario personally acquainted witb
Mr. Rose, determined to call on
him and learn tho facts of thc
caso from hia own lipa, Mr. Rose was
touud n pioture of health and activity for
ono of his yeara, and expressed his entire
willingness to tell his story for the benefit
of others. "I am," he said, "a well man,
and do not hesitate to give the aredit to
Dr. Williama' Pink Pilla for saving my life.
I had three attacks of grippo and continued
to grow worse up to March of thia year
At that time I was so reduced in flesh and
strength I could hardly stand alono. In
fact I waa a mere skeleton, X could not
oat becauso 1 had no appeitte. I could not
sleep becauso my legs and feot becamo ao
hiiTy B'vollcn and cramped that my wife
would have to rub them bofore I could gel
rest. Tho pain waa at times so violent that
I could not refrain trom screaming, and 1
would tumble about in bed and long for
day to come. If I attempted to get up and
wnlk I was npt to fall from all dizziness. I
took modicino from the doctor, but it did
not help mo and 1 was ao discouraged that
1 felt doath would be preferable to my m s-
cry. I did not think I could livo more than
a fow months when one day I read in thc
paper of the cure of a man whose sym*
toms were like mine. I must say I did
not have much faith in the remedy, but
felt as though it wero a last chance. I sent
first for a box and by the time it waa half
gone I found that my appetite was getting
better, and in other respects I could notice
an improvement in my condition. By the
time the box wns gone there was a still
further improvement. I continued the use
of the pills, found that I eonld now get a
good night's sleep and that the cramps and
pains which had formerly made my life
miserable had -disappeared. The swelling
left my limbs, the di/zinees disappeared
and I felt better than I had in four yeara.
1 know that it was Pink Pills end them
only that brought about the change because
I was taking nothing else. I have taken
in nil seven boxea nnd I feel ob good now
us I did at forty years of age. Last winter I waa ao bad lhat I could not do my
own   chores, and  now   I can do a good
 ���...  ���   duy'a work.   My friends congratulute me
tween the clonds ]on mY regained health and I don't hesi*
and earth, gazing : ,ate l0 le-l 'hem t-iat ���* ow" my life to
over the landaeapo j-*-*1** Williams' Pink Pilla. Many others
spread before me, I hereabouts have found similar benefit,
nnd watching the l--**8-- spring my niece was looking pule
crowd below, when \ -""��� feeling weak, and I advised her par ���
1 was startled by a entfl. Who wore vory unoasy about her, to
long, harsh and try Dr. Williama' Pink Pills, Tho result
demoniacal laugh >a thut sho is now the picture of health,
abovo me, nnd I Yon may Bay that I would not be without
upon glancing up ' l'''-k Pills in thc house, for I firmly believe
I beheld Parker "iey will do all that is claimed for them if
looking at mo ! thoy are given a fair trial." In fact it ap-
over the edge of \ poured that Mr. Rose could not aay too
thecur, his cap off, j much for Pink Pills nnd ns tho reporter
his eyes gleaming drove away he again remarked, '"do not
with a murderous forget to say that I owe my life to Dr.
light, his teeth set Williams' Pink Pills." In conversation
and his whole as- with several residents of the Ullage the
poot one that | statements made by Mr. Rose woro fully
would  Btriko ter- corroborated.
any one < Druggists say that Dr, Williams ' Pink
Pills huve an enormous sale, and from all
quarters eomo glowing reports of results
following their use, fn very many casoa
the good work has boon accomplished after
emiuincnt physiolnna had failed, and pro
nounoed the patient beyond the hope of
human aid. An analysis ahows that Dr.
Williama' Pink Pills contain in a cnndonsod
form all tlio elements necessary lo give new
life and richness to the blood, and restore
shattered nerves. They are an unfailing
specific for suoh diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, Si. Vitus dance,scia-
lien, neuralgia, nervous headache, tho after
(���u'....i.i of I.i grippe, palpitation of the heart,
pule and sallow complexions, norvoua pioa-
���tration, all discuses d'-pending upon vitiated humors in the blood, sueh ns serofuln,
chronic erysipelas, eto. 'J hey aro nlio a
peoiflo tor troubles peculiar to females,
auoh as Hitppreaaions, irregular it ic�� ami all
forma of weakness. They build up the
blood nud restore the glow of health to
cheeks. In mon thoy effect a radical euro
In all cof.es arising from mental worry.over-
work, or oxcessea of whatever naturo.
Ur. Willinms' Pink Pilla are manufactured by the Dr. Williama' Modicino Company, Brockville, Ont., and Schenectady,
N. V., and are sold in l;o\es(never in loose
form by the dozen or hundred, and the
public ure cautioned against mur-irons imitations mild in this sliupejat f>0 cents a box
or ait boxes for $2,50, and may bo had of
all druL'gieta or direct by mail from Dr.
Williums'Medicjpo Company from cither
address,
FROM FfiABOE TO CANADA-       ,
The "Oll-l--" First uf Hip Sew Liner-..
The "Olbia" of the new Franco ���Canadian
Line, is a handsome, well equipped steamer
of some 2,700 tone burden. She is about
340 feet in length and 3*1 feet in width. Her
machinery is of good oIbbs, tho engines
being quadruple expansion and capable of
developing nearly 1,800 horae power. Her
speed ia about 12 milea per hour. The
"Olbia" though now owned in France by the
Fabre line of Marseille*', ia of Engliah build.
The saloon is situated lo the rear of the
vessel and back ot tne auloon aie the staterooms. The aaloon is large and comfortable and is finished off in hard maple. The
intermediate-quarters are situated to the
forepart of the vessel, and though the space
is limited the accommodation is good. Tho
"Olbia" can accommodate 36 saloon and 24
second-class cabin passengers as well aa
about SOO steerage. Captain Rouille is in
command of the vessel on behalf of the
owners whilo Captain Henri represents the
Franco-Canadian Company. The surgeon is
Dr* Mnrtigny, aon of tho inspector of Prisons for tho province of Quebec. A first-
elans chef is in charge of the culinary department. It ia eonhdeiitly expected by the
promoters of the company that tho new line
will develop a good paying trado between
Canada and Franco. A reception waa
given on board the "Olbiu" beforo her departure from Rouen to the members of the
board of Commerce of that oity, and all of
those present spoke encouragingly of the
new venture. Mr. Felllet, Governor of
St, Pierre and Uiquelon, was ammji
passengers to Montreal. ThiB steamer has
only beon chartered temporarily by tho
Franco-Canadian Line. The Company are
now building three maguiflcent steamers to
run the route from  Rouen to this, port.
It is hoped with theso to establish a ton
ilay service from Montreal. Tho route to
be taken by this new line ia from Rouen to
La Pallioe-Roehelle harbor near La Roch
nlio on lhe Palllce roads from whence the
harbor derives Its name. From thoneo the
iteamera will Bail for America stopping at
St. Pierre Miquelou and then on to Quobei
and Montreal. During tho winter tho
American port will be Halifax. It ii the
intention of tho Company in the near futuro
to establish a line of smaller steamers to ply
between St Piorre Miquelou, Portland,
Boston, Sydney and Halifax. This will
pnrtake somewhat of a patriotic character
the object boing to develop the interests of
the Fronch coloniea in tho Atlantic. The
port of Pallice-Rochelle from which the
steamers of thia line will put to aea waa
opened to navigation in June, 1891. It was
built in order to aupply the French coast
between Brest and llayonne with a harbor
which tho largest ship might alwaya enter.
The Moms Ban Down fler Throat-
A woman liviug nenr Hartford recently
threw up from her atomach a full-grown
mouse. Thc woman had not heon feeling
well during tho morning, and about 11
o'clock complained to one of hor neighbors
who found her laboring considerably in her
efforts to throw something off her stomach.
The neighbor, however, laid the cause of
tho trouble to something else, and when a
phyaician was called in the patient was
told by him there was nothing serious the
matter. During the evening, however, some
medicine waa obtained from the drug store
which aoted as an emetic, and the mouse
then made ita appearance.
How the mouse could have gained access
to the stomach waa at first a mystery. The
woman is a heavy sleeper and the only reasonable explanation is that alio loll asleep
with her mouth open and the mouse bont
on exploring every unknown region suitable
for a hiding place, ran down nor throat,
producing tho next morning the feeling of
nausea which caused the medicine to bo sent
for.
Tho atory waa disbelieved at the drug
store till the dead mouse was taken there
and exhibited to the unbelievers. The woman has sinco experienced no bad effects from
the unwelcome visitor.
What Your Great Grandmother Did-
Sho holchelod the flax and carded the
wool, and wove the linen, and spun tho
tow, uud made tho olothoB for hor husband
aud ton children. Sho m*do butter and
cheese, sho dipped tallow candle", to light
the house at night, and she cooked nil tho
food for her housonnhl hy an open flro-placo
and a brick eran. Yes; and when sho was
forty yours of ago, sho was already uu old
lady whose host daya wero over. Po'
shouldors were bent and her joints ��� ularged
by hard work, and sho woro spuclneles and
a cup. Her great grand-daughter, with all
the modern conveniences for comfort,
refinement and luxury,may be as charming
and all mo Livo at forty-five as at twenty.
Especially Is this true if she preserves her
health uud beauty hy the use of Dr. Pierce I
Favorito Prescription, whioh wards offal
female ailments and irregularities, cures
thom it thoy already exist, keeps the life
current healthful and vigorous, and enables |
the woman of middle ago to retain tho
freshness ot girlhood upon brow and cheek,
tho light of youth in her oyes, and ita
elasticity in hor atop. Sold by all druggists.
"August
Flower"
This is the query per*-
What Is petually ou your little
boy's lips. Andheis
It For? no worse than the bigger, older, balder-headed boys. Life is an interrogation
point. " What is it for?" wc continually cry from the cradle to the
grave. So with this little introductory sermon we turn and ask: "Whal
is August Flower i-or ?'' As easily
answered as asked: It is for Dyspepsia. It is a special remedy fot
the Stomach and Liver. Nothing
more than this; but this brimful.
We believe August Flower cures
Dyspepsia. We know it will. We
have reasons for knowing it. Twenty
years ago it started in a small country
town. To-day it has an honored
place in every city and country store,
possesses cue of the largest maim-
facturing plants in the couuLyv-^!/
sells everywhere. Why is tli is? 'hho
reason is as simple ns a child's
thought. It is honest, doe:*, one
thing, and does it rii-lit aloug������ it
cures Dyspepsia. ��
r. 0. CUUEN.Solc Man'fr.tfoodbury.N.I-
Martha'a Sad Experience.
"The worst moment I over livo 1 through
���thia from Matron Martha���" was onco
when I went into church with my first new
sot of teeth, whereof���liko tho lady in Hun-
ner's Btory���' I haddo not yotto gottn the
righte pitch and adjustment,' They weren't
in very firmly, and I sneezed them out into
the aisle. And the senior warden picked
them up nnd handed thom back,"
" Ho never I"
" Ho did. And that wasn't muoh worae
than the time my brother ahot an owl, and
gave me tho claw for my hat. I wouldn't
give him timo to euro it properly, and I put
it on my now hat, and woro it to church.
Ami a colony of ants that had taken up
lidgement in it were awakened up by the
heat, and camo marching in a flhaniolcaa,
everlaBting, ticklosonio procession, down
uud down, over my nose all service timo.
The rector's wifo told Homebody next day
that it was such a pity 1 was developing St,
Vitus' dnnco."
The Precious Domestic.
Mrs. Hicks���"I hear cook screaming
downstairs ; thoro must be a burglar in the
house." Hicks ��� "Good heavona, where ia
my gun?" Mrs. Hicks���"Don't you stir a
atop; ho might shoot you." Hicks���" What
do I oaro about being shot ; suppose he
should carry oil" tho cook ?"
The Bitterest Dom of All.
Call not down your vain reproaches
Whon your husband comes home-'tight*."
Ten to one he will not heed them,
Lot him slumber through tho night.
But get nt him in the morning,
.Strong ns wormwood, rank ns gall,
'Tis the after dose, my sisters,
That's the bitterest dose of ull I
An Important Scientific Discovery.
Nerviline, the latest discovered pain
remedy, may Bafoly challenge tho world for
a substitute that will as speedily and
promptly check inflammatory action. The
highly penetrating propertiea of Nerviline
make it never failing in all cases of rheumatism, neuralgia, cramps, pains in the back
and side, headache, lumbago, etc. it possesses marked stimulating and counter
irritant properties, ami at once subdues all
inflammatory action, Ormund & Walsh,
druggists, I'eterboro', write : " Our customers apeak well of Nervilino," Largo
bottles 2fl centa. Try Norvilino, the great
internal and external pain cure. Said by
ull druggists and country dealers.
What is claimed to I o the largest catch
of lake trout over made in four hours' time
in Upper Saranac lako, New York, waa
made on Tuesday, The catch included
cloven trout weighing 12~> pounds.
Mrs. Suthorlo id*
I Had Goitre
Or swellings in the neck
Blncc I was 10 yenrs old -
nm now r>2, I used
Hood's fiarsaparllln recently nud tho swelling
1ms entirely disappeared
Il hns been very troublesome. When I began 1
was feeling so dfscour.
aged with the goitre nnd
rheumatism I felt thnt
I would as soon bo dead
Different.
A beggar, ragged, pitiful, loaded with a
tale of woe, and tho usual "largo family,"
lopped and implored alms of a lady passing him. "How many children do yon say
you have, poor man j" questioned tlio lady,
-omniiscratingly, responding generously.
"O.ily one, madamo, but���1 have time
wives."
Bade But Not Fresh.
Mr. Unldhoy (smiling kindly)���The waves
nro using you rudely. Will you permit
mo to assist you to the ahorc?
Misa Wuterly���Never mind, thank you,
The waves may bo rude, but they are not
fresh.
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corn euro��� Putnam's Painless Com Kxtrac
Putnam's Kxtrnctor removes corns
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CHAPTER VI.���(Continued.)
* 'Lady Hablwell hai a fine talent for irony,''
he said, "butshe doea not always um it wisely. In a man it would bear another nnme,and
from a man it would be differently received." Re oame close to her. ������ You are a
brave woman." he aaid, "or you would have
been more oareiul. Of courao you knew
that my mother and sinter were not at home."
���She smiled languidly. " And why ' of
courie'V'
" I do not know that; only I know that
1 think so; and I also think that my
brother Frank's worst misfortune did not
occur when Miss Julia Sherwood trafficked
without compunction in lua happiness."
"Don't, be oracular, my dear Richard
Armour," Bho said ; " you are trying, really.
This seems almost melodramatic ; and melodrama Ib had enough iu Drury Lane."
" You aro not a good friend even to your*
sulf," ho answered.
" What u diacovoror you are I And how
muoh in earnest I Do come back to tho
world, Mr. Armour: you would be a relief,
a now sensation."
"I fancy I shall eome back, if only to see
the t ouginoer hoist with liis own'���tor-
*i Jilo."
Hn paused before tho last word to givo it
point, fnr hor husband's father hud nude
hie monoy out of torpedoes. She felt tho
sting in spite of hot-self, and alio saw tho
point.
'* And then wo will talk it over at tho
end of the season," ho added, "and compare notes.    Good-afternoon,"
" You stake much ou yonr hazard," she
laid, glanolng buck at Lali, wbo still stood
immovable,   *' Au remir 1"
She left the room, Richard heard tho
door close alter her nnd the servant retire
Then ho turned to Lali.
As ho did so, sho ran forward to him
with a cry, " Oh, Richard, Richard !"sho
Baid, with a sob, threw her arms over his
shoulder, and let hor forehead drop on his
breast. Then came a auddou impulao in
his blood. Long after ho shuddered when
he remembered what ho thought at that
Inatnnt ; what ho wished to do; what rich
madness possessed him- Ho knew now why
lio had come to town; ho also know why he
must not Btay, or, if staying, what must bo
bis course.
Ho took her gently by the arm and led
her to a chair, speaking cheerily to her.
Then ho sat down beside her, and all at
once again, her faeo wot ami burning, she
flung hersolf forward nn her knees besido
him, and ulung to him.
"Oh, Richard, I am glad you have come,"
sho said. " I would have killed her if 1 had
not thought of you. I want you to stay ��� I
am always better when you are with mc, 1
havo missod you, and I know that baby
misses you too,"
He had his cue. He rose, tromblinga little,
"Come, come,"he aatil heartily, " it's all
right, it's all right���my sister, Let ua go
and Bee tho youngster. There, dry your
eyes, and forget all about that woman. She
ia only envious of ynu. Come, for his imperial highness 1"
She was in a tumult of feeling. It was
seldom that she had shown emotion in tho
past two years, and it was ihe more ample
when it did break forth. Hul slio dried her
eyes, aud together thoy wont to lho nursery.
She dismissed the nurse, and thoy wore left
alono hy the sleeping child. Sho knelt nt
tho head of tho littio cot and touched the
child's forehead with hor lips. Hi* staopad
down also besido it.
" He's a grand little fellow," ho aaid.
" Lali," ho continued, presently, " it ir
time Frank camo home. 1 am going to write
for him. If lie does not como at once, j
shall go nud fetch him."
" Novoi 1 nover I'' Her eycB flashed
angrily. " Promise that you will not. Let
him como whon ho is ready. Ho does not
cure." She shuddered a little.
. " Rut he will care whon ho eomca, and
you���you care for him, Lali."
Again alio shuddered, and a whitonesB ran
under the holexoitementof her cheeks. She
said nothing, but looked up at liim, then
dropped her face in her hands.
" Vou do caro for him Lali," ho said,
earnestly, almost solemnly, his lips twitching slightly. '* You must care for him ; it
is bis right : and lie will -I swear to you I
know ho will���caro for you."
In his own mind there was another
thought, a hard, strange thought; and it
hod to do with tlio possibility of his brother
not enring for his wife.
Still she did notspaak.
" To a good woman, with a good husband," he continued, " there is no ono���
there should ho no one���liko the father of
her child. And no woman ovor loved her
child moro than you do youis." Ho knew
that this w n special pleading.
Sho trembled, and theu dropped hor
cheek beside tho child's, " I want Frank
to lie happy," he went on : " thoro is no one
I caro more for than for Frank."
Sho lifted her face to hini now, in it a
strange light, Then her look ran to confusion, and alio seemd to rend alt that ho
meant to convey. He know she did. He
touched her shoulder.
" You must do tho host you can everyway, for Frank's sako, for all our sakes. J
will help you���God knows I will���all I
oan,"
-��� Oh, yoM, yes," she said, from the child's
pillow. Ho oould aeo thc llama iuhorohook.
''I understand." She put ant her hand to
him, hut did not look up. " Leavo mo alono
with my liaby, Richard," she pleaded.
He took her hand and pressed it again
and agiin in hia old, iineonaoioiia wny.
Then ho let it go, and went slowly to the
door. Thero ho turned and looked back at
her. H" mastered the hut thqtight iu
him.
" Uod help nm '/" she murmured from tha
cot.
Tlio next morning Richard went back  to
drey hopo,
CHAl'TER VII.
A rilli'lT-MAl.TlAI-.
It was lined to toll, save for a certain do-
|llfQirat'*iio.:j'- of BppOQ.1l ((nd A color a little
ij'nre pronounced ihan I hat. of a Spanish
uqi-)au, l|i!*t Mrs. (''rank Armour had not
(-'--in brought, up in Hnglnud. She had a
kind of grave sweetness and distant chut in
which inido her notable at any table or in
any ball-room, ludood, it soon booaino apparent thalsh'! was to ho tho pleasaiU. lalk,
tho iiitnro.il of tho season. This was tolerably
pmff**rtj'|g t�� tho Armours, Again Rieh-
l4j.a s pro*|'i***y had lieoq fulfilled, nnd as he
K'Vtaloi.t. ni ii'-.'yli*-i*i''-.i'd rnnd the Morning
Vast, untieing Lali s name at distinguiilieil
sathci In-ih', or, picking up tho World, saw
now the i ion d millers talked extravagantly
of lior, In* took some satisfaction to hi in-
self th it he had foreseen hor triumph
where others looked for hor down-fall,
Lali herself was not elated : it gratified
her, but sho had boo*) an angel, and a
very unsatisfactory ouo., if it hud not dune
ft'ff. ; As her confidence grow (though out;
afordlr alio had novor appeared to lack it
greatly), she diil not hosituto to speak of
herself as an Indian, her country as u good
countryi and hor people as a noblo il dispossessed race ; all lho m.iro ho it' shu thought
iflforr-t'CG to l)or nationality anil past was
'oin-j nitlj-'i' Gonapicuonsly nvpidbd. She
iad'asked General Armoiir'fora'h interview
villi her luuband'n solicit���, ahe askcit bio:
qaund ni* newspaper to her husband con
.Hiiuiug aiiy reference to herself, i|or yet to
mention Lit in his letters).
SjnB hoi| ucvc.r (li really received a lint*
frc-m liini hut once, and lhat was after alio,
jiad oome to lintiw Lho truth attput Ii>h mar.;
fiago with her, Sho cquld road in the cqij-
yeilbjonal [���.mtenccs, made simple as for a
child, the strained politeness, and lib absolute silence as to whether or not a child had
beon born In thorn, tho utter absence of
affection for her. Sho had also induced
(ioneral Armour and hia  wife  tu giye her
husband's solicitor no information regarding
thu birth uf the ohild. Thero was thus apparently no more inducement for him to
hurry back to England than there was when
he had sent her off ou his mission of retaliation, which had been such an ignominious
failure. For the humiliation of his faintly
had been short-lived, the affront to Lady
Haldwell nothing at all. The Armours had
not been human if they had failed to enjoy
their daughter-in-law's success. Although
thoy never, perhaps, would quite recover the
disappointment concerning Lady Agnes
Martling, the result was so much better
thau thoy in their cheorfullest moments
dared hopo for, that they appeared genuinely content.
To thoir grandchild they wero devoutly
attached. Marion was hia faithful slave
and admirer, so much to that Captain Vid-
alt, who now and then was permitted to see
tho child, doclarod himself jealous : he and
Marion were to bo married soon. Tho wedding had boon delayed owing to hia enforced absonco abroad. Mra. Edward Lambert, once Mrs. Towniey, shyly regretted
iu Lali's presence that the ohild, or one as
sweet, wus not hers. Her husband evidently shared her opinion, from the extraordinary notice ho took of it when his
wifo was not present. Not that Richard
Joseph Armour, dr., was always on evidence, but when asked for by his faithful
friends and admirers bo was amiably pro.
duced.
Meanwhile, Frank Armour across the
sea was engaged with many thingB. His
business concerns had not prospered prodigiously, oh lolly i because liis judgment,
as his temper, had grown somewhat uncertain. His popularity in the Hudson's
Hay country had been at somo tension
sinco ho had shipped his wifo away
to Knglnnd. Even the ordinary savage
mind saw something unusual and un*
domestic in Jt, and tho general hospitality declined a little. Armour did not immediately guess tho cause ; but ono day,
about a year after hia wifo had gone, he
found occasion to reprove a half-breed, by
name Jacques Pontine; and Jacques, with
moro honesty than politeness, said some
hard words, and asked how much he paid
for his English hired devils to kill his wife.
Strango to say he did not resent this
startling remark. It sot him thinking. He
began to blame himself for not having
written oftener to hia people���and to hie
wife. He wondered how far hia rovenge
had succeeded. He was almost ashamed
of it now. Ho know that ho had done a
dishonorable thing. The more ho thought
upon it the more angry with himself
ho becamo. Yet ho dreaded to go
hack to England and face it all: tho
reproach of his people; the amusement of society : his wife herself. He nover
attempted to picture her as a civilized boing. Ile scarcely knew her when ho mar*
lied her. She knew him much bettor, for
primitive people are quicker in the play of
their passions, and she had come to love
him boforo ho had begun to notice her at
all.
Presently he ate his heart out with morti
flcation. To be yoked forever to���s
savage I It was horrible 1 And their
children? It was strange ho had
no thought of that before. Children ?���
He shrugged his shoulders.   Thoro might
EQBsibly he a child, but children��� ne*/er !
ut ho double.1 oven regarding a ohild, for
no word had come to him concerning that
possibility. Ho was even most puzzled at
tone and substance of their letters. From
the beginning thero had beon uo reproaches
no excitement, no railing, but studied kindness and conventional statements, through
which Mrs. Armour's solicitous affection
scarcely ever peeped, He had shot his
bolt, aud got���consideration, almost imperturbability. They appeared to troat the
matter as though ho wore a wild youth who
would yet mend his ways. Ho rend ovor
their infrequent letters to him : hia to thei
had lieen still more infrequent. In one
there was the Btntcmont that "ahe was pr
dressing favorably with her English ;' i
another, that "she was ridiugagood deal:
again, that " ahe appeared anxious to adapt
herself to her now life."
At all these he whistled a littio to liim'
self, and smiled bitterly. Then, all at once,
ho got up nnd straightway burned thom all.
Ho again tried to put lhe matter behind
him for tho present, knowing that ho must
faeo it one day, and staving off its reality
as long as possihto. Ho did his utmost to
lie philosophical and say his quid referl,
hut il was easier tried than dono ; fur
Jacques I'outiac's words kept rankling in
his mind, and ho found himself carrying
round a vagus load which mado him abstracted occasionally, and often a littio reckless
in action and speech. In hunting bear and
mouse he hail proved himself more daring
than tho oldest hunter, and proportionately
successful. Ho paid his servants well, but
was sharp with thom. Ho made long hard
expeditions, defying the weather as the
hardiest of prairie and mountain men mostly hesitate to defy it ; he bought up much
land, then, dissUifltlod, sold it again at a
loss, but subsequently mado final arrangements for establishing a very largo farm.
Whon ho onco became actually interested in this ho shook off something of his
moodiness and settled himself to develop
the thing. He had good talent for initiative and administration, and at last, in the
time whon hia wifo waa a feature of the
London season, he found his scheme in work,
ing order, and the necessity of going tc
England was forced upon him.
Actually ho wished that the absolute
necessity had presented itself boforo. Then*
was always tho moral necessity, of course���
but t hen 1 Here now was a, business need ;
aud lie must go. Yot lie did not fix a day
or mako detinitc arrangements. He could
hardly have believed himself suoh a coward.
With liberal emphasis ho called himself a
sneak, and one day ul Fort Charles sat
down to write to bis solicitor in Montreal
tn nay that ho would como on at once.
Still ho hesitated. Aa ho sat thore thinking, Eye-of-thfl*Moon. Ids father-in-law,
opened tho door quiolly and entered. He
had aviildei1 the chief over Mince ho had
como back lo Fort Charles, and practically
had not spokon to him for a yoar. Annum*
II ashed slightly with amioyanoe. Rift pros-
en tly \vjth a touch nf his old humor ho rono,
held out his hand, nnd said, ironically,
" Woll, father-in-law, It's about timo wo
had a big talk, isn't it? Wo are not vory
intimate for such close relatives.
The old Indian did not fully understand
man down. And why face him down .
Lali was hia daughter, bluod of his blood,
the chieltaiiicss of one branch of his people,
honored at l**ast uiuou<- these poor savages,
and tbo old Elan had a right to ask, as
iked another more famous, " Where is my
daughter!"
His hands in hla pockets, Armour Bat
silent for a minute, eyeing his boot, as he
Bwung his leg to and fro. Presently he said,
" Eye-of-the-Moou, I don't think I can
talk as poetically us you, even in my own
language, and I shall not try. But 1
should like to ask you this : Do you believe any barm has come to your daughter
���to my wife f-
The old Indian forgot to blow the tobacco-
smoke from his mouth, nnd, as he sat debating, Upa slightly apart, it oime leaking
out in little trailing clouds and gave a
strange appearance to his iron-featured
face. He looked steadily at Armour, and
said, " You are of those who rule in your
land,"���here Armour protested,���" You
have much gold to buy aud aoll. I am u
chief,"���ho drew himaolf up,���" I am poor:
we speak with the straight tongue; it is
cowards who lie. Speak deep as from the
heart, my brother, and tell me whore my
daughter ia."
Armour oould not but respect the chief
for tho way thia request was put, but atill
it galled him to think that lie was under
suspicion of having done any bodily injury
tn his wife, so ho quietly persisted : " Uo
you think I have done Lali any harm T"
" The thing is strange," replied tho other.
You are of those who are groat among
your people. You married a daughter of a
rod man. Then sho was yours for less than
one moon, and you sent her far away, und
you stayed. Her father was as a dog in your
sight. Do men whoso hearts nro clear act
bo 1 Thoy have said great things of you. I
have not believed ; but it is good I know
all, that I may say to the tali-be iters, You
havo orooked tongues "
Armour sat for a moment longer, his faeo
turned to the open window. Ho was perfectly mill, but ho hnd become grave. He
was about to roply to tho chief, when the
trader entered the room hurriedly with a
newspaper in his hand. He paused abruptly when ho saw Eyo-of-the-Moon. Armour
felt that tho trader had something important to communicate. He guessed it was in
the paper. He mutely hold out his hand
for it. The trador handed it to him hesitatingly, at the same tlmo pointing to a
paragraph and saying, " It is nearly two
yeara old, as you ece, I chanced upon it
by accident to-day."
It was a copy of a London evening paper
containing a somewhat sensational account
of Lali'a accident. It said that she was in
a critical condition. This timo Armour
did not ask for brandy, but the trader put
it out beside him. Ho shook hia head,
"Gordon," he said presently, "1 shall leavo
horo in the morning. I'leaso Bond my men
to mo."
The trader whispered to him : "She was
all right, of court**-', long ago, Mr. Armour,
or you would havo heard"
Armour looked at tho date of tbe paper.
He had several lotlors from England of a
later date, and thoso aaid nothing of hor
illness, It bewildered him, made him uneasy. Perhaps the first real souse of his
duty as a husband camo homo to him there,
For the first time, ho was anxious about the
woman for her own sake. Tho trader had
left the room,
"What a Bcoundrol I'vo boon I" Baid
Armour between his tooth, oblivions, for
the moment,of Eye-of-tho-Moon's presence.
Presently, bethinking himself, he turned tn
tho Indian, "I've been debating*" he said.
"Eye-of-the-Moou, my wife is in England,
at my father's home, I am going to
her. Men have lied in thinking I would
do hor any injury; but, but���uever
mind, tho harm was of another kind. It
iau't wise for a white man and an Indian to
marry, but when they are married���well,
they must live as man nnd wifo should live,
and, as I said, I am going to my wife���your
daughter,"
To aay alt this to a common Indian, whoso
only property was a half-dozen ponies and a
couple of topees, required something very
like moral courage ��� but then Armour had
not beon exorcising moraloourageduring the
last yoar or so, anil its exercise was profitable to liim. The next morning hn was on
his way to Montreal, aud Eye-of the Moon
was tho richest* chief in British iWth America,at thnt moment, by five thousand dollars or so.
aud they did not c*re to take any risk.
Strange lo say, lhey had oome to take pride
in thoir aon*"*- wife; for even G. neral and
Mra. Armour, high-minded and of sereno
social slatus as they wore, seemed not quite
insensible to the pleasure of befog an axle
ou which u ayatem of social notoriety revolved.
At lho opportune moment Captain Vldall was announced, and, because he and
Marion were Boon to carry but one name
between them, hu waa called into family
consultation. It U somewhat singular that
in this case the women were quite wrong
and the men wero quite right. For General
Armour and Captain VidaTl were for silence
until Frank came, if he oame that day, or
for telling her the following morning,
when tho function was ovor. And the men
prevailed.
Marion was much excited all day ; she
had given orders that Frank's room ahould
be mode ready, but for whom, Bhe gave no
information. While Lali was dressing for
the evening, something excited and nervous
she entered tho room. They wore now the
best of friends. The years had seen many
shifting scenes in their companionship;
they had been aa often at war as at peace;
but they had respected each other, eaoh
after her own fashion ; and now they had a
real and mutual regard. Lali'a was a alim,
lithe figure, wearing its fashionable robes
with an air of possession, and the faeo above
it, if not entirely beautiful, had a strange
warm fascination. The girl had uot been a
ohieftaincas fur nothing. A took of quiet
command was there, but also a far-away
expression whioh gave a faint look of sad-
ness even when a amile was at tho lips.
The smile itself did not come quickly ; it
Srew ��� but above it all waa hair of perfect
rown,���most raro,���setting off her face as
a plume does a helmet. She showed nu
surprise when Marion entered. She welcomed her with a smile and outstretched
baud, but aaid nothing.  .
" Lali," said Marinn.somowliat abruptly,
���sho scarcely know why ahe said it,���"are
you happy 1"
(to hecontincrd. )
CHAPTER VIII.
the meaning or the tono of Armour's speech
but ho said'"Ho-'* 1" anil, roaching q'ut his
hand far un. pipu offered hini, lighted it,
id sat down, smoking in Rilenae, Armour
uti'd i but, agoing that tho other was not
yet moved to talk, he turned to hia letter
again. After a timo, Eyc-of-the-Moon said
gravely, getting lo his feet, "llrothor I"
Armour looked up, then rose also.    Tho
Indian bowed to him courteously, then sat
down again.    Armour threw a leg over the
corner of the table and waited.
'���Brother," suid   the fndtn-i, proannUy,
you are of the groat' nice thnt ���'o'oniitiors
You como arid tiiko our Und and our
game, and we at lust havo to bog of you for
lood and shellor. Then you take our i
daughters, and -yo know not wero tliey go.
Thoy aro gone liko tho <fmyii f**onv the
thtatlg) Wti aeo Un in riot, biiiyou remain.
Arid men sayovll things.' Thero are bad
words'abroad. Brother, what have you
done witli my daughter V
Had thc Indiiin cqntc and t-j-oi nied, bogged
1,-iiniiy of hltn, sponged on hini, or abused
liim, ho had taken it very calmly,-���he ill
fact, had been'superior!, Bnt'tliero wt**9
dignity iu the chief's manner ; there was
solemnity in his speech ; his vqice aohveyed
rpaql'utqtc'-B all"' fiariiestuess, whioh the
stoic calm of his face might not have sug
gcstcil ; and Armour felt that lie hod no
ndvantaga al all. Itesldos, Armour had a
conscience, though ho had played sume raro
tricks with it of late, aiul it needed iui.it.
\u\rdihnod than ho paEJsosBod ��� (, face this old
TO BVRnv MAN HIS HOUR.
It was the close of ihe season : many peoplo had left town, but festivities wore still
on. To a stranger tho season might have
seemed at its height, Tho Armours were
giving n large party in Cuvendish "-'quart* before giiug back again to Grey hope, where,
for the sake of Lali and hor child, thoy intended to remain during the rest of the summer, in preference-to going on the Continent or to Scotland. Tho only unsatisfactory
feature of Lali's season wai the absence of
her husband. Naturally thero were those
who said strange things regarding Frank
Armour's stay in America; bat it was
pretty generally known that he was engaged
in land-speculations, und his club friends,
who perhaps took tlie pleasantost view of
the matter, said that ho was very wise indeed, ifa littio cowardly, in staying abroad
until his wife was educated and ready to
take her position in society. There was
one thing on whioh thoy were all
agreed: Mrs. Frank Armour either
had a mind superior to the charms
of their box, or was incapable of that
vanity which hath many suitors, and says,
"So far Bhalt thou go, and������--" The fact
is,Mrs. Frank Armour's mind was superior.
She had only on* object,���to triumph Qvcr
her husband grandly, as a woman righteously might. She had vanity, of course,,
but it was not ignoble. She kept one tiling
in view; she lived for it. Hor translation
had boen successful. There were times
wheu she remembered hor father, the wild
days on tho prairies, the bultalo-htmt,
tracking tho deer, trihal battles, tho long
silent hours of winter, nnd the warm
summer nights whon sho slept in the
prairie grasB or camped with her people ip
tho trough of a great land-wave. Some''
times lhe hunger for ils freedom, find i\n
idleness, and its snort, eumo tii her
greatly; but she thought of her child,. t\\u\
she put ii  trum   her.   Shu -wa*- ai'diitjim-"
for him; sho was keen tu prove hur worth al
a wife ngainst hor husband's un worthiness.
This porhaps saved hor. She might have
lost bail her lifo heen without this motive.
Tho vory morning of this notable rejection, General Armour hud received a nolo
from Frank Armour's solicitor, spying Miat
liis son was likely tn arrive in London from
Anu.ri(!ft th-'l day oriho next. Frank had
written to. hjB perple no wird qf
hla coming l to, hja wife, as we
havo said, ho hud not written for months -
and before ho started back he would not
writo, because ho wished to mnko what
amends ho oould la pors.ni. Ho oxpected
to find her Improved, of course, but still he
could only think of her as an Indian, showing her common prairie origin. His knowledge of her before their marriage liad; Ji'eeti
particularly brief ;ahi vi^'lftile mnrb in hia
oyea than a' thou-iuud other Indian women,
suvo that slio waa better-looking, wu-* whiter
than most, and had finer features. He could,
not very clearly remember tlio tones of hor
voice, because after marring:.1, .���.ml before ho
had sent hpr to England, lie had seen little
or nothing of her.
1 When General Armour rco veil the nfiwa
of Frank's return, \\o tpld hi*, wiiia uud
Marion, a,nd ihoy t*oiiau,ltod together whoth- ���
w it "-yoyo good to lot Lali l^nov* at once,
lie might arrive that evening. If so,, thn
position would he awkward, li;aiusu it was
imposiibie to tell hoy it might uil'cet hor.
If tyey <Vd tejl hov, and Prank huppouod
not io, arrive, it might unnerve her so as to
mako lior appearance in lho evening doubtful. Richard, the wiseacre, the inexhaustible Richard, waa coring for hiB cottagers
and outting the loaves of now bool(8-r-liio
chiolost pleasure���at Giryhppp. They foR
It wiyf f> matter they ought to. lio
able to ilicide for thomstilvea, but etill i
was the h%t evening uf Uli'i ��*'���>" 'n Ww"
IN A VEILED OITY.
Mrs. LeoaowflM Spfnil** Six Veur* In Hlnm's
Harems���Female Polie* nnil -l-iilsf s.
Mra.A.H. Lcnnownus, who spent six years
at the court of the late King of Slum, was
the wife of a leading Engligh merchant at
Singapore. Sho waa about to return to
England when the consul had a letter from
Bangkok informing him that tho King had
charged him to find a highly-qualified English lady, who would accept tho post of
governeaa, to do her " boat endeavorment
upon us aud our children," of whom there
were then aome 65. Mrs. Leonowens entered
upon the project, at first with reluctance,
and then with courageous enthusiasm, She
had considerable difficulty in getting the
King to fulfill his promise that she should
have a separate house of her own outside
the palace limits to live in. When finally
settled she wai introduced to her pupils in
the schoolroom���tho beautiful temple of
Watt Khoon Choom Manda Thai, "Temple
of the Mothers of the Freo," in the centre
of which stood a long table, finely carved,
and some gilt chain. It was here that her
oyos were first opened to the sufferings and
noble qualities of the women aud children
of the harem.
In the qity of Nang Harm, or Veiled
Women,inclosed by the inner of two parallel walls round the royal palace, live none
but women and children. The houses of
the royal princesses, the wives, concubines
and relatives of the King, with thoir
numerous slaves and personal attendants,
form regular stieeta and avenues, with
small parka, artificial lakes, and groups of
fine trees scattered over minature lawns and
beautiful flower gardens. These are the
residences of the princesses of Siam.
Not far off are tho barracks of the Ama-
zona, the women's hall of justice, and the
dungeons (where, us in tho days of old, female judges daily administer justice to the
inhabitants of this woman's city), the
bean tit ul temple, with its long dim gallery
and antique stylo of architecture, the gymnasium and the theatre, where the priiicons-
es and great ladies assemble every afternoon to gossip, play games, or watch the
exercises uf the dancing girls. In the
southern part of this strange city, which is
the most populous, the mechanical slaves of
the wives, concubines and princesses live
and ply their trades for the profit of lheir
mlstressos. This woman's city ia aa self-
supporting aa any other in the world; it
haa its own laws, its judges, police, guards,
prisons and executioners; its markets, mer
chants, brokers, teaohors and mechanics of
every kind and degree, and every function
of every nature Is exercised by women and
by them only. The permanent population
of this city is estimated at 0O0J.
YOUNG POLKS.
A Small Boy-
" Come on and go fishing, l'ote,"���
���"Where?"askod Pelt*. "Over to Beach
Creek. It's rose lue everything these lust
rains and the tish'll bite liko sixty. And
it'a just tho kind of day."���"Tip-top. I'll
go. I'll get my tackle." Pete brought it
out to the back porch���a wonderful tangle
of linen, hooks sinkers and bobbers. "I'll
help you unsnarl it," said dim, and the J
two aat down to it. At the samo moment
Peto's father camo through tho house to
the back door. "Fete," ho said, "I'm look
ing for a boy to pile that wood." Pete's face
fell aa he took a look at tho big. heap of
sawed and split wood. "It'a au awful lot,"
he said, "and I waa going fishing."���"You
can do as you please," said his father.
"I'm not going to make you take your Saturday. I'm going to give a dime for the
job."���"Mo and you wants to give some
money to get the wheel chair for Hen," said
Pete to Jim. "I'll give a dime to some
other boy for raking up tho yard," said
Pete's father with a smile. "Say," Baid
Pete, eagerly, "B'poso we do it. That'd bo
20 cents. Won't you Btay! It would be almost as good aa play if we did it together."
Jim took a look around aud shook bis
head. The back-yard had a high fence
about it and was uot, he thought, a pleasant place in which to spend a holiday,
" It's a lot nicer out in the woods," ho said,
iliscontentedly. " And Bay, Pete, we oan
sell our fiah and sot Bome money that way."
" But what if we shouldn't get any?"
aaid Pete, cautiously. " Pshaw I Course
we'll get aome. Come on." Pete looked
longingly at tho now straightened nut fishing tackle " I'd like to go���awfully. Hut
I'd liko to be Bute of the dime for Ben"���
But you'll get it," insisted Jim. " Like
enough  wo'll  oatoh enough fiah to get a
������nniter  n   piooi-."     " What   Would you do,
mother T" asked Pote, sorely puvaled how
to make up hia mind, ai she oame to the
door. ���' It is alwaya wise to tako the
sure thing." she said. "Como on," urged
Jim, as she went away. But Pete began
winding up his tishlines, " I've generally
noticed," he said, stoutly, " that what
mother aaya generally comes outright."
The older Pete, grows he will be aure the
more and moro to find that this ia "generally" the case with "what mother says" and
that it is a wise boy who begins to notice it
while he ia amall. Still it was with quite a
weight at his heart that he watched Jim go
around the corner of tbe house and thon
turned to tho huge pile of wood in the
corner. " P'raps I'U got done by dinner
timo," he called after him, and then set
himself to work. It was not hard work,
but tlie stooping soon began to tire him,
The sun, too, instead of keeping to his
promise of a good, cloudy day for fishing,
smiled away in a manner which made quick
work of the morning mists and then beamed down with a warmth whioh Pete found
very trying. He thought of the coolness of
the woods, remembering the freshness of
the Summer wind as it stirred the leave
and fanned hob faces. There would be
wild flowers, too, and ho alwaya liked to
bring mother a bi-noh. The spring ones
would bo about gone, hut the violets and
blue-bells of early Summer would in shady
places bo in full bloom.
Ves, he must get into the woods aa soon
aa poasible. He piled so fast as to forget tho
croBa pieces which his father had shown
him how to lay to keep the pile even. It
leaned forward and at length fell with a
crash, ���* If I wasn't a boy I'd cry." TearB
were indeed, very near Pete's eyes as ho
i-az.id at the fallen wood. For a momont
he felt like giving the whole thing up and
letting the ten cents go. Rut aa he sat for
a little rest ou the aawbuok a thought often
came to him. Poor little Bin, his schoolmate, who had suffered bo long. He oould
almost Bee, this moment, the patient face,
white and thin, whioh he always turned
upon his friends when they went to see him.
He had been in a dreadful accident and for
long weeks no ono thought he would live,
but waa now hotter, and tbe doctor had aaid
that if lie could got out of doors there would
boa chance of hia gelling stronger. He
needed a wheel ohair, but hla parents wore
poor and his schoolmates  wero trying to
very soon get another bunch foi mother.
He placed them in tho hand rent-hod for
them, then touched his hat as he drew back.
" Thank you. Here���" the gentleman held
out hia hand just as the horses started.
" There���it fell.   Pick it up, my 1-oy."
Could Pete believe it''. A llash in the
sunshine, then a gleam iu the dust. "A
quarter," he cried, beside himself with joy.
"What for t" asked Jim, who at this moment came along the road, "Jnst for wild
flowers," said Pete.    " Hurrah ! I've got a
auarter and ten cents frr Ben. Sold your
sh, Jim?" noticing that he had none with
him. " How much did you got V���" Not
a red cent." Jim, wet and muddy, wnlked
on with a gloomy scowl as he talked. "Fish
didn't bite worth anything. Rut I did
catch one big fellow���guess I could 'a' got
fifteen cents for him. But Bob Hill was
there and when I caught it he said 'twas
his fish 'cause I put my hook into his hole.
And he grabbed for it and we both got
into the water and the fish got away. I
'most wish I'd stayed in your back yard."
WHO HAKES ALL THJ3 MON ET-
Tha White Star Exhibit at Uhicajfo-
The White Star Line Pavilion was designed by M'Kim, Mead A White, of New
York. The idea of the architects was to
carry ont aa far aa poasible both in the exterior and interior of tho building the Hues
of a big Atlantic steamer. The Pavilion
has two docks, with the rail and netting a?
is seen on hoard ship, on the netting being
hung lifo buoys with the names of the various steamers ot the company's fleet, Side
lights or ports tako tho place ol windows.
The exterior is painted bull or cream colour,
tho same colour which has alwaya been
uaed by tho White Star Company since its
commencement in 1870 for the funnels,
deck-houses, ventilators, &c. This dome is
gilded like that of tho Transportation building, the gilded band under the dome being
picked out in whito stars, in tho centre of
each of which is fitted a Ii'3-candlo power
light. The dmno ia ftiirmauntod by a pria-
mfttip five-pointed atar, whicli shines ont
brilliantly in the sun's rays by day, and
having a bunch of lights in Its centre and
in eaoh point, forms with the other lights a
brilliant illumination by night. The interior of the Pavilion has been designed wilh a
view of giving as far as possible all visitors
an idea of tho company's ships lyhich tra-
vorsc the various oaeaits o,f the world, and
to illustrate' the. co,mfo.H found on board tho
'-'���pan steamship of the present date. In
the m��,in room are placed various models
r*hnw jng il-o different \ypea of the company's
licet, i'lioi'i in also to he seen a large working model of tho Germanic's engines, Then
there i i n section of the dining saloon of the
.Majestic, In whioh a table is laid for dinner.
Tho wholo lloor of the building, and nlso
that of the smoking room, is laid with India-
rubber tiles, tho same ai in, the Majestic und
Tcutoiii;;. *4'hv \inil-|ing ts in charge of two
-.'iiurtoVihaators dre^od In tho comnany'B
n\\HoT\n. ___^___
To Tail a Person's Ajta*
Hero Is something from a German news.
Eaper which will do two things for yon
��aidea what it protends to do, It will
amuse you, will give you practice in mental
arithmetic as woll aa enablo ynu to appear
to your friends to be a\\ e*t-,aoriliiiarily
gifted person. $a"ys the newspaper in
t-ue&tion!; Ihil age of a person and the month
ih which ho was born mav be discovered as-
follows : First, you ask him to go to thc
other ond of the room, to provout you seeing what h? is Qokg to, Write. Then you
ask him to DU,t down, tho number of the
month in which ho was born, and multiply
it by 2, then add ."*- to the sum and multiply tho latter by (V), add hia age to the
quotient, t|ivn d-J'L'pt $5, and add 115 to
tlio dilTorenco, Suppose he is <ti) years ol
age, and wi>s boru/in ^ebfuary. the com-1
putation might atattd thus ��� 3x9���4, plnB 5 !
-(!. -tfyMw), Vhis Afl-m, minus 365,
���1>H, plus UfhHHAt the last two figures
indicate the age���via., 4!., and tho first
figure,',), February, tho second month of the
year, Vou simply ask the person to state
tho result of the odciilution, and then declare that ho was born in Febr*iayy and is
49 years of age,
^xnerirnaut with this as often as' you
please, nnd it is aure to work, provided you
dq it. oorroctly.
id en nto never so likoly to settle a question rightly as when lhey (Iibcujb it freely.
make up enough money to buy one.
No, Pete would not be sorry he had given
up tho fishing. Hut it was a very discouraged face which he turned to his mother
as she came to the baok door. She held
nut a piece of ginger-bread to him. "If I
had the seeing to things," he said, fretfully,
I wouldn't let boys' piles fall down."���
Such thinga would seem hard," she aaid,
with a pat on his head, "if wo didn't know
so well that in some way thoy are for the
best."���"How can bucIi thinga bo best?
there aro lots of hard thingB. It's hard for
Hen. How can it be best for him?"���-"It
takes hard thinga to make good things, A
bruvo boy is a good thing. If hard things
don't come how could any boy learn to bo
brave!" Peto gavo a little uud. In his
very heart ho wished lo bo a brave boy,
"And about Ben"���went on his mother, "it
must be that there is some wonderful good
waiting for him. Perhaps the Lord ia going
to make a brave, great, good man of him
through all this." Pete went back to his
work with a great glow in his heart. Perhaps he wus helping the Lord a little in
helping Ben. "I wonder," he anid to him*,
self, "how boys that haven't gut mothers
leurn to be brave,"
And then in a. vague and misty way It
came into hia small head-that the aame
ileal* Lord who waa su gond as to give auch
mothers to some boys, must manage to help
the other boys in some way, according to
their need. At twelve o'clock Pete stood
and eased in triumph at his neatly piled
wood, At one he set out with hia fishing
tackle to join Jim, his heart bounding with
the delight given by pleasant words from
father and mother. Reaching the orass-
roads juat before turning in\n the woods
Pete aaw an old u*om;m sealed at the roadside on a largo basket, whilo another one
���itood near her. "-0- it's little Pete, isn't
it?" sho laid, "pete, my boy, have you
scon farmer MiUaqo by from market yet?"'
���*-Yes'm," said Peto, "I saw him go past
our houae while we were at dinner."���
"Dear, dear," exclaimed tho old woman,
"Tho stage put me oil hore and I mado aure
I'd catch farmer Mills to givo me a lift
home with iny baskets. Wh.ii.fll I do n iw T"
Putt didn't know. AU ho thought of was
-.�� get to Bnech * 'reek as soon as no oould.
fn Ids great aatisfauiioii nt receiving hia
vrull t-aini-d tdih-uig hi*, nf ���llvei had mingled un ambitious hope, Why mightn't he
catch some ildi and sell them, like Jim?
Think of having two dimes instead of one 1
But ns he rushed on a tug at his heart
4oemed to tako the ligtness from his feet.
Slower and slower thoy moved, eame to a
halt and then " rovorsod." Ho was very
anxious to help little Ben. But here was
an old woman who needed bulp this very
minute and na o**\e b,ut Peto to givo it.
"Can't you got heme if I help you!" he
asked, "The Lord's blessing on you for a
brave boy. I guess I could if you'd lake
hold af the heaviest baekot ononoslde." it
wus a long walk, and hard. Many a time
they had to stop and rest. Tlio sun sank
low before they reached Mr* Brown's cot-
tago ami then Peto was ���.-��� tired as to be
glad to rost and oat awne ginger snaps from
the big basket- It was far too lato to go
fishing wheu Mrs. Brown showed him a
abort cut home over the fields. As ho ran
down aslopo lie slopped with a sudden exclamation,
O, what wild (lowers ! All the caressing
of the afternoon euna must havo gone into
���.hose lovely colorings. It was out of the
track of tho village children and had not
lieen picked over. Pete gavo a dhoiit of do-
light. " I'll tako the biggest bunch to
mother. It'll bo 'mosl. aa good aa tho
money." Half an hour later ho struck into
tho turnpike road noar home, A carriage
came along behind him, but stopped ns it
drow near. Two or threo children in it
woro shouting their admiration of the flow,
ors, a luinoh which a peok moaiure wonld
scarcely cover, " Would yon l*o willing to
lot them havo ill" asked the gentleman
who drove. "'Course I would!" said
Pete,  inwardly  rosolviog that he wj uld
Who tieu by Far ike Mesior II.
Just before the beginning of the present
century the population of Great Britain was
about ten millions, and the national income
about a hundred aud forty millions. To
meet and maintain that rato of production
required the exertion of an immense amount
of ability, and the use of an immense capital
which ability had already created. Wo
plainly understate the ease if we say that
British labor by itself���that is to say, apart
from, and unassisted by, the industrial
ability of the past ninety yoars���can at the
utmost, produce annually ��14(MHM),<>00for
every ten millions of the population. And
now let ua turn from what the laborer pro*
duces to what the laboring classes (all hav
lug an income of leas than ��150 a year) re
ceived. At the timo we have been speaking
of they received but about half of what we
assumed thoir labor to have produced. A
population of ten million people received
bat about ��70,000,0n0. Two generations
later tho same number of people received
in roturn for their labor ��1(10,000,000.
Tney wore twenty-five per cent, richer
than they possibly could have been if in
1705 they had seized on all the property in the kingdom, and divided it
among themselves. Or in other words:
Labor in 18S6, instead of receiving half
of what we assumed it to have produced,
received twenty-five per cont. more than
It produced. If we turn from tho year 1800
to the present time we find that the reward
of labor has continued to increase, and that
each ton million receives in return for its
labor ��200,000,000 ; or, In other words,
labor now receives about fifty per cent,
more than it produces. These calculations
are baaed, the reader must remember, on
the ridiculously exaggerated assumption,
made for the sake of argument, that in the
days of Watt and Arkwrigbt, capital,
genius, and ability had no share in production, and that all the wealth of the country
until the beginning of the present century
wu duo to the spontaneous efforts of tho
laboring class alone.
Fifty yeara ago th-* gross income of tho
nation was ��515,000,000. Of this ��235,000,-
000 went to the laboring class and ��280,-
000,000 to those who paid income tax.
Since then the laboring class has increased
iu numbers from 20,000,000 to 33,000,000,
and their income haa increased to ��(100,000,-
000; so that after making due allowance for
their increase of numbers, they receive now
17,000,000 u year more than the national
Income fifty years ago.
Dreams of aome possible social revolution.
dreams of some division of property by
which much of the riches of the rich should
bo abstraoted from them and divided
amongst the poor���these were not wimting
fifty years ago. But even tho moat sanguine
of the dreamer-) hardly vontured to hope
that the wealth of tho wealthy classes could
be completely taken away from thom���that
a sum equal to the rent of thc whole landod
aristocracy, all the interest on capital, all
lhe profits of our commerce and our manufactures, could ho added to what was then
the income of the laboring classes. Within
fifty years this miracle has taken pluce,and
not this miraole only, but another miracle
added toil. The same number of laborers
and their families as then formed the whole
laboring population of tho country, now
aecure amongst them every penny of the
amount that then formed the income of thc
entire nation. They havu gained all that
they posaibly could have gained, -if every
rich man of that period, if duke and cotton
lord and railway king, followed hy all the
host of minor plutocrats, had been forced
to cast all they hail into the treasury of
labor, and give thoir very last farthing to
swell the laborer's wa**os, Tho laborers
have gained this, and, as beforo said, ��7,*
000,000 moro and without revolution.
Apart from this, tho number of people who
fay income tax haa risen from 1,500,000
a 18-13 to 5,000,000 in 1803, showing a vast
accession from the ranks of the laboring
classes.
In fact, aa Mr. Cilfen told us ten years
ngo: "It would not be far short of the
mark to any that the whole of the groat
Improvement of thc lust fifty years has gone
tothe niassos,"- j\V. H, Mullock, in " National Review,"
THE WEDDING DAT,
WASHED THE TIGER.
The Ilnrlns Deed Diine by n 4'orhacIi .hitI
Iteeimse Ile Didn't Know.
When Pi/on, ihe lion tamer, was at Mos
eow with his monagerio he hired a Cossack to clean out the oageof the wild beasts.
The Cossack did not understand a word ol
French. Peson tried to ahow him about
his work by motions with a pail and spnugo.
The moujik watched him closely, and seemed to understand. Next, morning, armed
with a broom, a bucket and a sponge, he
opened the first cage he oame to and quietly
stepped in. Ho had seen hia muster step
into two cugea of harmless brutes, but this
one happened to belong to a splendid tigei
that lay on the flour fast asleep.
At tho noise mode by opening the door
the creature raised ita head and turned its
eyes full on the man, who stood in a cornot
dipping hia big sponge into tho bucket. At
that moment Pezou oamooiitandwaa struck
dumb by the eight. What could he do to
warn the man ? A sound might enrage tho
great beast. Mo Pe/oti stood still, The
moujik, sponge in hand, coolly upproached
lho tiger and mado ready, to rub mm down.
The cobl water on its hide pleased the
tiger, for it began to purr, stretched out its
paws, rolled over on iu lack and offered
ovory part of iu body lo the treatment of
tho moujik, who went on scrubbing with
might and main. All the while Pc/.on
stood thero with his eyes wide open, as if
nailed to tho spot. Whon ho had finished
Ida job the Coaaaok left lho cage as quietly
aa ho entered it. But ho never did it again.
An Array of Farl* and llftaref At*  "(*,"* 'i
Important llvrai.
At Roman marriages tho weHAfft or*i
waa placed ou the thumb.
Secret marriages arc in every country in
Furupe considered illegal.
In Spain water in which a wedding ring
hai been dipped is good foi sore eyes.
hi Java, as a part of the marriage can-
mony the bride washes the feet of tht
groom.
In Servia and Bulgaria the groom givee
tho bride a tap with the heel of her own
shoo.
The Greek Church employs two rings in
the marriage ceremony���one of gold, tbe
other of silver.
The wedding ring haa, at one time or another, been worn on the thumb and every
finger.
Four rings were used in the marriage
ceremony of Mary Stuart to the unfortunate
baruley.
The use of the wedding ring is first noted
iu tigypt, when the ring was the emblem of
eternity.
Among tho New Zealand natives the moat
important part of the ceremony ia a terrific
mock sen llie.
The Crusades introduced a fashion of holy
cross rings, each containing a fragment of
the true cros-i.
Marriage by capture prevailed among the
Turcomans until a very recent date, and
the form ia still kept up.
A hundred years ago, when the bride had
a fortune tbe newspapers stated that faot
and gave ulao tho amount.
In Samoa tha bride wears a wreath of
flowers, a dress of cocoa malting and has
her face colored with turmeric.
Among the Tartars a marriage is alwaya
attended by a sham fight between the
friends of the groom and bride.
In Morocco the faeo of the bride is painted white and red and her hands and feet
aro died yellow with henna.
When tho hair of a Roman bride waa
dressed for the wedding, it was alwaya
partetl with the point of a spear.
Tho Greek cities all kept matrimonial
rolls in the public offices, open to the inspection of uny interested person.
The wedding ring ia worn oo the left
hand because, in symbolism, the right hand
ia authority, the leit obedionce,
Martin Luther and Catherine von Bora
were married with a ring -Ahich bore all tho
emblems of the crucifixion.
In China all arrangements for a wedding
are made by a go-between, who also does
the courting and makes the proposal.
The Armenian bride dons along veil, and
tbo urlist of the village paints bouquets of
llowors on her neok and shoulders.
The wedding wreath ia reminiscent of
the ages when tho bride was always presented with a bouquet of symbolic flowers.
Iu the Middle Ages the betrothal wun
public as the marriage, and either, when
secretly done, was a punishable offense.
In most churches of England a ring is
kept so that embarrassment may be spared
iu case of forgetfulnesa of the parties uon-
oernod.
Wedding-rings engraved with the device
of a heart und two clasped hands have been
found in Kgyptian tombs dating B.C. 2000.
In Hungary the father of the bride take*
off her ahoe and hands it to her husband
thus formally turning over all his authority
to the groom.
The European museums contain wedding
rings of wood, bone, ivory; of brass, lead,
tin, stone, iron, silver, gold and other tub-
stances.
When Quoen Elizabeth of Austria entered
Paris iu 1751 she dragged after ber a train
70 feot in length. It was borne by thirty-
live pages.
When Princess Anne, afterwards Queen
of England, was married, she wore a headdress 2 yards high und 3 yards id oiroum ���
ferenee.
In the sixteenth century astrologica
wedding rings wero fashionable in Germany,
the dovioe being the horoscopes of the von-
trading parties.
A couple of hundred years ago English
and German people, in order to secure the
greatest possible publicity, were married in
the church door.
The bride's veil ia a relic of the " caro
cloth," a canopy hold ovor tho virgin bride
by our Saxon forefathers to conceal her embarrassment.
Among tho Illyrians a tub Ib placed iu
front ofthe houae where a wedding occurs,
and overy gueat, on departing, throws his
gift of money into tho tub.
Iu France, Germany anil Italy, during
the Middle Ages, notice of the betrothal
waa posted on the door of the pariah church,
that all the pariah might be informed.
In ancient Chaldea, when a marriage was
ilobrntcd, tho priest lighted a fire which
should bo kept burning in  the new home
itil tlm dentil of one of tho parties.
For many centuries so great waa the
regard felt in Europe for the wedding ring,
that a wife would sooner part witli her life
than with the emblem of her marriage.
The marriage ring of 1'lotina, the wife of
Trojan, is in the British Museum. It weigha
4 ounces, and benrs t ho head and bust of the
Einpresa in hold relief.
Courtship among thc Australians consist-
id in watching a village until u desirable
woman came nui, alone, then knocking hor
town with a club uud carrying her off.
^
Arrested ai Spies-
Franco is not the only country where the
spy mania prevails. It has spread to Germany. At Kiel two Frenchmen havo been
arrested, charged with being spies. They
are aaid to have hired a yacht called the
Insect, at London, and so have Bailed under
tho English Hag to Heligoland, Cuxhaven,
and the Bailie Canal. The yatch was
searched, and a quantity ��f photographic,
apparatus and plates were found and confiscated. The two suspected persons wore
taken boforo tho police authorities and
examined. They remain in custody, aa
drawings nf the fortifications of Heligoland,
and sketches of the Ironclad Kaiser, wero
found among their effects.
The Longest Drought Eaoorded-
The longest, drought of which there is
any meteorological teeord, said an export,
extended ovor 10 i days. From March I
to Juno 2*2, of the present yoar, in London,
only throe -quarters of au inch of rain foil, so
that it was the Bcvcrest drought of which
there was any meteorological record.
AU gold and silver manufactured in Great
Britain must be ball-marked.
A Wedding Breakfast in a Tollos Station-
A wedding breakfast in a police station
is a rather rare event in Paris where so
many strange things happen. An amusing
instance is related ��y the Paris correspondent of the Telegraph. Pave, a poacher,
who was recently condemned to n fortnight's imprisonment for going in search of
������.min without ft license, failed to surrender
himself to justfeo. Ho hnd, in fact, some-
thing vory important to transact inasmuch
us he waa about to enter the bonds of wedlock with u young woman who was by no
means abashed b ��� ids pinching proclivities,
and for whom llu seiitciiee hivngini* over
his head had no lerror. Tha civil part of
the matrimonial ceremony took place all
right in tho Mayor's ollico of the Gobelin*
lliatrioi, Pave thinking that he oould run
tho gauntlet of the police. The stern eyi-
of tho law was upon him, however, for just
as tho bride, bridegroom, and guests were
leaving the Malrie, up stepped a police commissary, who ordered tho poacher to accompany him to tho station. Pave reluctantly obeyed, and went to the plaoe
wherehis presence was so urgently required,
followed by hia bride and friends. The
obliging police commissary offered tha
nuptial party a room, wherein they had
tho conventional wedding repast, which
was got through with ns n.uch conviviality
us could bo mustered up by the gnesta
under tho peculiar circumstances. Alter
the dejeuner Pavo bade adieu to his bride
und friends, having first appointed a day
for thc religions portion of his marriage,
and was then taken uway to the central
depot In the vehicle known as the "Salad
Basket." Should all go well the poacher
will bo able to have his wedding moss and
another ceremonial dejeuner in about throe
weeks' timo.
The Spider's Threivt,
Lenwenhof k has computed that 111,000*
threads of the web of a full-grown spider
nro not larger than **. single hair of a man's
beard. Ho calouktes that whon young
-.pid-'i's hat-in to spin, -lito of their threads
aro not larger than one from a full-aimed insect. If thia be a fact, 4,000,000 webs of ft
young spider are not as large ai a single.
hair from a man's face. THE WEEKLY NEWS, OCT.  18, 1893.
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When you hear a man declare he is a
person of plain words, look out for a-
buse. A man who prides himself upon
plainness of speech is generally a brute
wbo disregards the feelings of others and
cither knows nothing of, or cares nothing
for the amenities of society. It is true
that a man may think what he pleases,
but it is not true that lie may say what
lie pleases. Me has no business lo disturb the peace of people by giving them
a "piece of his mind". If the man of
plain speech only knew how cordially he
ts hated, how heartly dispised, how narrowed is his influence and circumscribed
the field of his usefulness by his indul-
gance in this foolish habit.then might we
hope for reform. Hut this knowledge is
seldom acquired, and only when someone exasperated gives them an unmerciful drubbing. Otherwise a general avoid
ance lessens the evil by isolating it.
Therefore when you hear a man say of
himself, "I am a man of plain speach?
flee irom him as you would from a social
pestilence.
Anyone coming here from the east
must he struck with want of preparation
for the winter. Many of us need more
barn room, more shed room, etc., and
th**se need to be filled before the fall
rains come. Our tools should be all
housed, our wood chopped aud under
cover, and everything made snug and
comfortable. We need also to protect
ourselves more than we do against the
damp raw weather by good stout wool
tlothing and heavy shoes. We feel tbe
fall and winter because we do not prepare for them. Everything is different
east. One there lias to prepare for
winter, but we, because wc have a mild
climate, slip into it without preparation,
and then when colds, bronchitis, and
sickness come, lay the blame on the climate. Tbe fact is that winter here as
elsewhere is shorn of its terrors by" the
provident. It affords a time for greater
ease and enjoyment than any other portion of the year if only we are prepared
for it. In the spring we prepare the
ground for the seed, in the summer cultivate it and before the fall rains come
attend to harvest. From winter until fall
is the season for labor, but when winter
comes thc farmer should be in a position
to "enjoy his ease with dignity".
All labor makes the farmer a dull man.
The winter rain lulls to sleep, the dark
curtain ofthe sky shuts out thc world
and bids us rest. The long evenings invite to social enjoyment and relaxation.
It is the jubilee period.
Mrs Harris' Lecture.
This eminent lady addressed a respectable audience in the Presbyterian church
on Thursday last. Rev. Mr. Tail introduced the speaker, who, in no uncertain
terms, defined her position, and brought
forward her strong reasons. No doubt
some of the remarks she made with reference to saloon keepers might be applicable to large centres of population.
but we are glad to think that we have
few if any of the class she mentioned,
She, however, showed that saloon influence as opposed to home influence has a
tendency to lower the moral standard.
She impressed upon temperance people
lhat it was their duty to occasionally
throw open their doors and welcome to
their homes, those who, having no homes
of their own, were liable to fall into temptation.
The address throughout was listened
to with great attention.
A Good Catch.
Who says that Courtenay River doesn't afford fine sport? Why, nobody, of
course, but since J. J Grant caught that
whopper Friday evening last, the river is
entitled to a better reputation than it
even now enjoys, Haven't heard of it?
Well, I'll telt you. Grant went out Friday in a boat with Hugh Noble. He
used a small fly and some attractive roe
on the hook, Going up about a Quarter
of a mile above Courtenay bridge he
threw in his hook and quickly landed
two medium sized trout; and then one
more than medium seised the hook and
Grant let it have the line. It went down
stream, and the men in the boat pushed
after witb all possible speed, still the line
was kept taut. How they did go. "Push
her ahead!" shouted John, and Noble
strained every nerve at the oars. At last
as they neared the bridge, the fish appeared tired, and for the first time held
up and John began 10 pull in the line.
"It's a big un" said Hugh.
"Vou bet your bottom dollar" rejoined
John.
The fish was now within reach and
John reached out first one hand and
grabbed it by the gills, and dropping thc
line grabbed with tbe other, and in a jiffy
the fish was landed in thc boat- as pretty
a sabiHin trout as one would wish to see
and weighing just 6j*j lbs. Just think of it
"said John, as his eyes dilated with pride
"caught with a fly!"
gclaiitltte Jots.
Tho celebrated high electric light
mn:-t at Minneapolis, which is 2.*}7 feet
high, bas proved ineffective for lighting
purposes, and is now no longer used.
One of the latest inventions in connection with tbe application of electricity
tu street cur wervii-e is a self-lubricating
gear foi trolleys, which needs no attention after being once put in operation.
Carbonic acid am, which is ejected in
largo quantities from the earth, is being
Utilized iu several localities. At Hiirg
brolil, near CoHutitz, n carbonic acid
spring opened during boring operations,
and which is eight inches wido and aomo
thirty or forty feet high, ia being mud
in the impregnation of mineral waters.
The color of certain shrimps and crabs,
and also the color of their eggs, uro
known to vary greatly with tbe sn; round-
ings. Thoso living in green sponges ure
much larger, lay vastly moro eggs, which
are also a little larger, and the shrimps
are green or yellow, and thn largo claws
oro always orange-red, while thoso ol
the  brown  sponges are rod, blue or
$50 A YEAR FOR LIFE
Substantial Rewards  for Those
Whose Answers are Correct.
A man onrccntoreila prison whero wns con-
lined a condonisd criminal, On making a re-
qiiosttooa conducted into lho iirononceof tho
doomed man, tho visitor wns informed thnt
noiio but relntivoB woro perniltted to soo thc
prisoner. The visitor Bald: ''Brothers nntl sisters Im yo I none, but that man's (the prisoner's)
father is my father sson."
Ho was at onco tnkon to the prisoner, Now,
wlmt rotation wna tho prisoner to tho visitor?
Tho Agricultural Publishing Company will
BlvpJflOayiiarforlifototh'iTwrsonsondliia tho
tnStiVVSk -Won PM to the second; Hi*-.; ������
41 h. SlIMI; 6H1, fflO, and over 10,000 other rewards,
consisting pt pianos, organs ladies and aonta
gold and silver watches, silver turvlim diamond riiiKs, etc.
To tho person sending tho ln8t. correct answer will op given a high-toned piano, to tho
next, to he Inst 11 beautiful organ, and tho next
WWO will receive valuab'o prises of silverware.
Itl'I.KS.��� (I) All answers must bo sent br
mail, and boar postmark not later than Dec 31.
IS.KI. (2} There will be no charge whatever to
enter this competition, but ab who compote
aro expected to send .one dollar for six months
atiDSo-fptlon to either ThkLai'ikhHomeJIau-
azink or Tub CanadianAoKiouLTUftiBT****two
of the choicest illustrated periodicals of tho
day. (3) All prizo-winnera will bo expected to
assist us in extending our circulation. (41 Tho
first, correct answer received (senders postmark
taken in all cases m date of receipt, so as to
givo every ono an equal chance, no matter
whore ho or sho iniy reside), will socuro tho
lirst prizo; tho socond. tho noxt prize, and si on.
Thk Agriculturist is ah old established con
corn, and posscHsesamnloincanBtoonablo ft to
carry out nil its promises. (Send for printed
bslof former prize winners.)
Judges,���The following well-known gentlemen Iiavo consented to act as judges and will
soo that the prizes urn fairly awarded��� Como-
doro Calcutt, ( Proprietor Cnlcutt's Uno ot
Steamers) Peterborough, nnd Mr. W, Robertson. President Tfmos Printing Company, Peter
borough.  Hogfstorall money letters. Address,
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
J, E. BUTLER,  MASTER.
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAT PORTS ub passongors
and freight may offer
vo Victoria, TuesdAy, 5 a. m.
"  Nanuimo /or Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
" Comox for Valdez Island, evey alterm'to
Thursday 7 a.m.lReturning same day, J
Leave Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7a.m.
'      Nanaimo for Victoria,   Saturday, 7 a.ni
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y,
Time  Tabl-a   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a.m. on Friday
September 30th. 1803, Trains run
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good for seven days, Including day of isano.
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Through rates between Victoria and Comox.
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G B Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. O.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Haslam, Prop. .Mill St., P O Box 85, Tol. 1-3
Nanaimo U. C.
A complete stock of Rough ahd 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   lJine,     Redwood.
All orders accompanied with Cash prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Estell
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
F.  W.  Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and  Retail   Dealer    in
CARPETS,    LINOLEUM, OIL CLOTH    AND
- HOUSE     FURINISHING -
13F Largest Establishment of its kind.
1-24 Cordova St.       Vancouver,   B. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
���****��* UNDERTAKER.
Courtenay B. G,
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
9 Hone., 100 Sheep, and 00 Oowe
together with
S Mowing Kachines, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Heaping Machine, 1 Seed Bower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeda can bo aeen in my poa-
aeaiion.
Ton are cordially invited  to attend our
Grand Fall Millinery Opening.
whioh takea place on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
Sept. 20, 21 and 22.
Sloan' & Scott,
Commercial Street, Nanaimo,   B. C.
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j��me�� **br*m��ofonJon
it my Agent
in your District. Anv ordora vou may be pleased to give him for th \ repairing of Watches, Jewelery & etc., will -receive prompt attention and
will be done in a workmanlike manner at tbe lowest possible chargea
All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. Hy stock of Watches. Clocks,
Jewelerv, and Silver Plate will be larger than ever this Fall and Winter.
Give me a call when in Nanaimo, St. B. Counter.
Vancouver Furniture Warehouse.
KatablbM 1873-
BASTION,   WHARF   AND   FRONT  STREETS
JOHN HILBERT.
MANUFACTURER AND DIRECT IMPORTER
��� Alao Dealer in 	
CARPETS UEDDING AND WALL PAPER,
GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
AGENT WHITE SEWING MACHINES. UNDERTAKER.
NaNAIMOB. C.     p.a-a
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street     ���   Nanaimo B. 0.
*** Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain*fi superior arti-
CLE for the same money?
Eaper Eaper & Go.
Booksellers,     Statiouers,
General  News   Agents.
Nanaimo. II. C.
Nanaimo Macliine Works
Robert J, Wenboni'
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
APPLE   TSEE3
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,  shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
Gilchrist
Courtenay
B.C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Carcney Chemist,
Manager.
Pure Drugs Chemicals and Patent
Medicines.
Ph)-slcans l-rcs'-iptioiia and all orders fillf-d
with care and diupiitch. P. 0. box 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-*-    Red House    -*-
Commercial St.    =   Nanaimo. B. 0.
���Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
CARRAGE WORKS.
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B, C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
.ing Machines made to order on short
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UNION
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily Fresh Eggs, Butter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
UNION  MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
   A  Full  Line of Everything  	
BUILDERS   and CONTRACTOR
S3F UNDERTAKING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  C.
Conducts a General
Teaming  and Liver/ Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays.Saturdays,
and Sundays.
McKenzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specially.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWKJSWC*", PROPRIETOR,
         MANUFACTURER Or        	
80DA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler or Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter,
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B. C.
Kaslo Citv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
SIsTjfVFS 3STOT SlsTIFS
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
bargains.
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Const, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox.
Trent aie plentiful in the river, and
hrge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
COURTSMY HOUSE.
COXTKTEK-ATT, B.C.
fT|ho leading hotel in Oomox district. -^
������������New and handsomely furnished���V'
xcellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
CANADA
Permanent Loan and Savings Company
HEAD
(Incorporated A. D. 1855)
 0 o	
CE���Company's Buildings,
Toronto S reet, Toronto, Canada
J. HERBERT MASON, ��� ''resident and Managing Director.
Subscribed Capital, $8,000,000; '    Total Assets, $13,001,778.
The Company Lends Money from *?3oo to ?3oo,ooo,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and on favorable terms of
re-payment.    Mortgages and Debentures purchased.   No Commisson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   "EJTFor particulars apply to
MARCUS  WOLFE, Real Estate, Insurance
and Financial Uroker, Appraiser.   P. 0. Hox io, Nanaimo, B. c.
BIG PROFITS.
Can be made by buying now in the
RABSON ADDITION
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is being improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
the new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
construction.
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
spring into GREAT IMPORTANCE.
Now is your opportunity
Office at Courtenay.
Wm. Cheney, Agent.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines,B. C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
���MTMM SATISFACTORILY LOCATED ON PUBLIC LANDS.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urphart Bros, Proprs. Comox B.C.
Anley & Beckensell.
COMOX and UNION B. C.
p
Dealers in All Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Orders Filled on Short Notice.

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