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The Weekly News Apr 25, 1894

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Array Q. A McBain Co
Real I8tats Brokiri
Nanaimo, B. C.
Q. A. McBain * Co.
Isal ItUts MBr^9
^k Nanaimo, B. C. J/
NO. 76.
$2.00 PER YEAR
has a fine assortment of
���r��� And so on
We also take orders for custom made suits.
Give us a call and we will try and please you.
Financial and General Oommission Broker,
AOEHCIES *-**P**M***(***a*D,
Canada Permanent Loan and taring! Company, Toronto.
Citississ': Building Society of Hanafano, ,
Scottish Union and national Insurance Company.
Hartford lire Insurance Company. *���_*,._.
Onion Tire Insurance Company of London, Xnglana.
Eastern Fire Assurance Company, of Halifax.
Great West Ufe Assurance Co., of Winnipef, Man.
Money to Loan on Improved farm Property.
Importers & Dealers in
A  Full  Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
The EpitaMe Life Assurance Society.
120 Broadway, New York.
The largest and strongest Company in the
Assets * 109.056.39800
Surplus *  32.368,760.00
This Coinpanv have a larger ou'standinR business, a larger income: and a larger
<-mh surplus, than any other financial institution of its kiadin the. world.
It Is Sow the safest a,.d best company in which to insure your life.
A. W. Taylor. Victoria, B. C 8peclal Agent
Charles St. Morris, Victoria, B C. Provincial Manager.
Sun Life Assurance Co
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
in Canada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.20.
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.08.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77
J I. Crane, Oen'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.    L. W. F��uq.uier,Sp.cial Agon*
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   -
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction,
*t1o<rft**eed -t**ry Oe*de
Tub Froonee Boots * Shoe*
Bmaey Oroeerlee Hardware
Grocksry*OUse-vere Paint ft Oils
Salts Furnishings
Patent Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Union Flashes.
Reading Room Entertainment.
Confederation Life Association
l. ItU Bim-MLT F*��I from all conditions
and restrictions from date of iaaue
S. It le ABSOLUTELY and automatically non-forfeitale after two yeara.
Full information furnished upon application to Ihe Head Office, or the Victoria
Office     100 Government Street.
D. W. KARN ���*�� CO'S
Orgafts and Pianos stand   without' arrival;, have received
the last gold medal given by thfc Dominion of Canada, apd the
last gold medal given by the Toronto Industrial Exhibition.
For further information and catalogue apply to ,,'
JOHN MAY,   *$
Or Grant & McGregor, Nanaimo
Union, B. C Ageut for Vancouver Island.
Wm. K. Leighton.     .
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London and Canadian
Phenix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation Life.
Green Block, Nanaimo.
fflM Oil Mm* QMffV. WM fa It, WnMf
Of tho thousands who drink cocoa few
know exactly how and where it is ob*
i talnod. From an article in Oood Housekeeping on the subject we take the loi-
lowing description:
It to a popular error thnt cocoa and
the cocoanut are In aome way related���
an error which to dne to the similarity
of the uamea, jbut to no other properly in
common. Cocoa to the product of the
Motto uf trees of the genu*. Tkcobroma���
signifying "food nf the go-in." Tbe trees
nre natives of the tropical portions of this
L'outiuunt, though they now grow, by
cultivation in some of the low latitude*
of the Eastern hemisphere. At the tiint*
of tlie dUcuvery of Yucatan, it to sail
tho Indians were using tho setida w
money, while tn Mexico, when it was
tirst visited by the Spaniards, tbe
Aatee.1 made from them a beverait'u
which they called chocolate ��� whence
the modern name of clmcolnK lhe
first writer to state these facts was thu
Spanish explorer, Capt. Ooncalo Fer-
uatidez de Oviedn y Valdes, who wr *
about the middle of the sixteenth cen
tury regarding the origin of tlie new
beverage, which waa at that time Unit
Attracting attention, in some of tne
European countries,
There are several species of tho gonna
Theobroma, the most valuable of wUun
is the Theobroma cacao, which is fro-
unently spoken of as tbe cocoa tree, in
distinction from other members of the
genus. This tree is extensively cul
tivated in the countries lying near the"
equator nn this continent, and has lieen
introduced with success into similar
latitudes in Aniaand Africa. It natislly
^rows Ui a bright of some twenty feet,
though occasionally attaining thirty or
thirty-five feet. Tne trunk grow* in a
straight stem to the height of from six
to ten feet, when It divides into
unmerous branches. Tha fruit of the
tree ripens twice a year, and may be
compared to a cucumber In shape, beii g
six to tea inches in length, red on sitiw
most exposed to the sun, and yellow elsewhere, The rind to hard and warty,
enclosing a sweetish, pleasantly flavored
pulp, embedded in which are about
twenty beans, the else of large almonds,
eaoh of which to inclosed in a thia, widish brown scale or skin, which when
broken und separated from the inner
bean or kernel forms tbe cocoa shells of
commerce, whioh are often used in
the preparation of a very mild antl
healthful beverage. The tree attain* 11*
full vigor and productiveness wheu
seven or eight rears old, aud will yield
a satisfactory crop for perhapa twenty
years or mom The avenge yield of a
tree to from twenty to thirty pounds of
dried beans in a year.
The ripened pods are gathered twice a
year, and after being picked from the
tree are allowed to lie and ferment for
some five or six days, being kept in
earthen vessels or plied In heaps on the
ground. They aru then opened by hand,
the seeds are removed from the pulp an 1
dried, either by tbe sou or artificially.
There is another method, not so agree
able in contemplation, but which to said
to yield aa even better quality of eoooa.
In that case tha fruit b buried tn the
ground till the polp hae decayed, when
the seeds are dog ont and the product to
���old as oeoao terra.
Robert Sanderson.
Joiner tf Cartwritjht
Courtenay. B. C.
Clydcndale Stallim
owned-by Wm Lewis will stand at J.
W. McCann's Courtenay during the *>ea
Grand Anniversary Ball.
Union Lodge No. 11,1. 0. 0. V.
will give on April 26th
A Ball and Supper
at Reading Room Hall in celebration of
the anniversary of the order,
OlftMt" From A��roM Mm HffMi*.
Cora���I snw Jack Enalnw's arm aronnd
you last ntaht on the piaiin. Hvv-
could you, dtntr, wheu yon are engaged
to another muni
Dora���But Jack and I are old friends,
an<l this was ouly in memory of old
Ci 1 re*-But suppose vour fiance should
hear of it.   What would ynu ull him?
Dora���I would Ml him th��t Jteek
wan only piwenting me with a souvenir
spoon.--Brooklyn Life.
With a well-balanced feed, 90 days to
ample time in which to prepare au animal for market. Whore the more nit-
rogenetius foods were need, nearly as
good dniiy gains cau be made by mixing
the grain with cut oorn fodder as
though hay were used, and this may
make the difference of a profit instead
of a loss. Fifty per cant more manure
to mado from the animals receiving the
well-balanced ration, aud ths manure to
also much richer in plant food.
""** ialuep lee.
lee ean be kept iu the simplest Uud of
a structure. The essential conditions
are that it shall be packed in a mass,
that there shall be no air spaces at the
bottom, that it shall be surrounded by
a uou conducting material and that it
shnll have veutilation and be swore
Irom wet.  ������
ear* 1'v-mI.
Maude���An you quite cat-win be
loves you T
Edith-Indeed, I ami Why, he actually betas every other man who has a good
word to say ia my behalf.���Boston
~~~ Hols-Hag Oft
Be���Tbey say she to terribly rich, hut
X don't want to propose to ber until .
have to.
bhe���Why not
lie-That would mcw itate stasia
Str. Mineola is due.
San Mateo due on 28th,
Str. Williamette due the 30th.
Sir. Jennie due here any time fnr coal
for the whaling fleet.
Str. Wellington left Friday for Los An-
gelos with 2400 tons of coal
H. M.S. Pheasant cnaled here on
The Coquitlam was here nn Saturday
loading wash coal.
Ships Irnqunis and Richard tli left
San Francisco for this place on the ��� 5th
Rev. R. R.Maitland returned to Nanaimo by the Joan Friday morning.
Mr. James Dunsmuir came up Inst
Wednesday and remained over a week.
Mrs. Robert Grant hai been visiting
on Denman Island for a few days.
Inspector ot Customs Clute, of New
Westminster w.is up last week.
H. P. Colli* nf ibe Union Store returned on Wednesday.
On the 17th a Chinaman got his ankle
Mr. Tom White is in bed��� down with
a bad cold,
Durim** the past week there bas heeri
quite an epidemic of croup among children..
Dr. taw-rence la��t Frldav ��as "sent fnr
tn attend a tonjjshnreman who was very
ill at Howe's hotel.
Mrs. Ilarrv Campbell ha*; lieen quite
ill. hut her friends will be glad to Vnnw
is improving.
Mr*. Reekman, under the p!an of sub-
srription tn the Snn Frsncisrn Examiner
d*ew a fine bicycle, and is tn be rnrn-rat-
utated nn her (rood fnrtune.
Th* hnnm nflngs which Mr. R. Grint
bought nf Horace Smith and |, McKenzie w.is taker, hy Grant with a ttij* 10 A.
Haslam nf Nanaimo.
Tbe Athletic Grounds were rolled but
Fridiv and next Snturdnv there will be
a foothill match played at .1 n. m. between the married men and the bachelors
The Oddfellows turned nut���a --pendid
body ofm-Mi���la*-t Sunday to hear a sermon from Rev. Mr. Robson. The Hay
was perfect and the attendance gratifying
ly laive.
T. \V. Jones brother of D. Jones, tel.
egraph operator here, returned tn Na-
naimn nn the loan's last trip. He will
vn tn Ttimho Island in connartinn with
the diamond drill boring operations there
for cnal.
On the trttb a Chinaman broke his
left arm just below lhe elbnw��� crushed
between cars. He created some amusement hv runninp h.*wne with ���* small sat-
chel held bv the strap in the hand of the
broken, dangling arm.
Mr. I. A. Mateer, architect, has made
a fine b.illot box fnr secret societies. The
one seen bv the writer was intended fnr
Hiram Lodge A F & A M which meets
at Courtenay. It is of ash. red wood,
and white wood. The inside is lined
with velvet.   It is an elegant affair.
The register nf the Cumberland Hntel
fnr the past week contained tbe fnllnwing
new names: G. French, Tnrnnto: D. Pttl
rhard, Seattle: I. Wise, aad H. I. Rnbic,
Vancouver; F.. P. Nathan. Virtnria; ], S.
flute, New Westminster; and Capt. and
Mrs. Silmon, Wellington.
Mr A* Lindsiv. manager nf the Cumberland, will nuild a hntel nn the lnts immediately east of Grant ft McGregor's
furniture establisment. It will be an imposing structure, and will be commenced
at nnce and completed as quickly as possible. It will be run as a temperance
Alsn nn tbe ifitb Thos Hudson was
badly hurt while riding on a loaded cnal
car. The cnal being higher than he
counted on. lifted him up sn that he was
caught bv tbe ronl ofthe arch. He had
twn ribs broken. The main injury hnw.
ever was tn his heart. He is expected
tn reenver.
Mr. \V. Wenbnrn and wife were visited by a surprise party to the number nf
about thirtv last Thursday evening They
came two at a time and kept coming until the hnuse was full They were received wiih true hospitality; that is.they said
according tn the polite Spanish custom,
"The hnuse is vours". There was dan-
cinii and a right merry time until about
2 a. m. when all returned well pleased.
The spring display of new goods at
Union store is attracting a good deal of
attention. The shelves and counters,
tables, etc are literal)} crowded with the
choicest of goods. It is no exageraiion
to say'hat no single rtuil store in the
Province can at all compare with it in ex*
tent or variety of gonds. The ladies appeared delighted with the English prints
and silks, A ribbon case was alsn an nb
jet 1 of interest. It was made hy the Excelsior Manufacturing Cn of Erie, Penn
It was all finished in white ash, and filled
with beautiful rolls of silk ribbon��� a fit
receptable for so much beauty. And
there was also an elegant rnse wood
Needle Case worthy of notice. It had
nice drawers with brass handles, and as
one ofthe ladies salt*, was Just charming
But we must not tell you all. Call and
see for yourselves.
AU moneys due the late firm of Anley &
Smith must BE paid to F. A. Anley or
Tom BeckenslL��� F. A. Anley
A   Snap.
80 acres of fine land fnr sale or exchange
for property at Courtenay, Union or U-
nion Wharf
Apply at this office.
Home Made Boys Suits.
Suits for boys from two to ten years of
age made to order, at reasonable rates.
Apply to
Mrs. Charles Hooper, Courtenay
Last Saturday, at the Reading Room
Hall was repeated by request tbe entertainment given snme time aga by tbe
Presbyterians, This time it was in aid
ofthe Reading Room Hall��� to procure
new chairs we believe; certainly a worthy
object; for it is asking a good deal to require people for any length of time to sit
on those hard benches without any supports for the back.
Rev. Mr. Higgins was master of ceremonies. The first piece was by the choir
There is not a, wiak singer in it, but perhaps for smoothness, sweetness and culture, Mr.' Howell must be awarded the
highest praise. All, however, did exceed
ingjy well. Miss Booth appeared in re-
cition. The piece selected was a great
favorite with President Lincen, the first
tine commencing
"Ohl why should thesntritof merUl beproeii"
Miss Booth was a little timid, but with
more confidence, which will come of experience, she will do well. She has a
good voice, which is half the battle, aud
Miss Arris .is usual sang well, and merited the applause she won.
James Lewis has a strong musical
voice and rendered a soldier song with
such effect, that the audience wouli not
be satisfied until he appeared again.
This time he gave a comic song in which
the words added not a lit ile to the effect
A little gem was "Daddy won't give
me a bow-wow", as sung by little Miss
May Anthony. The small childish voice
the little swaying figure, wilh rich profusion of hair resting upon the shoulders,
perfect self possession, together with
good acting and singing, made most
pleasant impression, and one that will
cling for nn little time tn the memory.
Miss Powell's selection Irom Hiawatha
was well chosen, and capitally rendered.
Miss Powell hai the temperment lor an
actress. She entered into the soirit of
her piece, modulating her voice to suit
the sentiment, exhibiting her appreciation of the waving, rythmical flow nf the
language, and giving correct interpretation and emphasis. It was not a piece
requiring much strength of voice or potency of action, but there were depths of
joy and sorrow that were very adequately expressed. While there was much
nervousness, as revealed by the working
ofthe fingers, not even the'talk in the an
te-room (which ought rot 10 have occur*
red) nor ihe nearer and infrequent sounds
from baby lips, was able to divert her
mind from her subject or interfere with
her self possession. Her contiol of
her faculties and hence her voice was
more marked toward the close, although
there was still a perceptible tremulous ness
in her voice, aad a dripping of magnetism from her finger tips which only added
tu the charm of her manner.
"We shall have lo mortgage the farm"
was very good as to both singing and act*
Tom Pearse is a good comic actor-
natural��� and his get-uu as a Chinaman
was very perfect. Of course he was required to appear again "just to show his
respects to McCinms." Both times he
was roundly applauded.
A solo by Mrs Geo. Walker was favorably received, as was a duet by Mr. Howell and Miss Turnbull.
The two dialogues��� one given in the
forepart of the evening, and the other
near the close were effective in their way
and gave variety.
Mrs Jarley's wax works fittingly closed
a very excellent entertainment. We
can only mention that which --truck us as
most effective, tn the first place, Mrs.
Lindsay as Mrs Jarley is deserving of
especial praise. She seemed born for
the character, and very much ofthe success of her exhibition is due to her splendid management. Her collection was
admi.able in all its details, but it requir
ed her energy, tact and talent to make
it what it was. The rigidity which the
figures maintained was noticeable and
their automatic action wa*. perfect in its
way. The get up of the figures exhibited both taste and judgemeut, while the
grotesque ahsurbity ol the characters in
some cases, wasquitc laugh ter-provoking
Mrs larley's wax works were worth alone
the price of admission. Capt Kid and
the young maid he was trying to slay
were prominent figures. They weresoreal
istic that the sympathies of a young gentleman, near thc writer, were ;iroused to
such a pitch for the maiden fair, pleading
for her life, that he pulled off one of his
boots and was about to hurl it at the
head of Capt Kid, when a touch on the
arm broke thc spell and doubtless saved
the wax figure from severe disfigurement.
The "babes in the woods" excited curiosity but no onc offered to adopt them.
One looked well ted considering where it
was fnund, but if 1 had then a bottle of
sweetened milk I should have passed it
to the other. The Automatic Vocalist
was not bad, and Home Comfort was
wint more than one young gentleman
has been looking for. Hut the Feegee
Cannibal was thc most strickiug figure of
the group. His get-up was immense.
His arms and lower limbs looked as
though a bullock had been killed just to
funished the "living dye" wiih which
they were striped. A ring ornamented
his nose, and rings made of human bones
his cars. Upon his head wns a t11et.1l
cap consisting ofa wide band with a row
of upturned tigers teeth upon the upper
rim. In hi* right hand was a club large
enough tn brain an ox while in his left
was a stout sword. His face was the color of a brass kettle beg rimmed with
smoke, and when Mrs larley's sang out
"Wind him up, John," hi-, immense club
waved a circuit in the air, while from the
unmoved lips there came a bloodcurdling war whoop. It may interest the
reader to now that this blood-thirsty cannibal had in snme way crossed the sea
and landed on Denman Island where he
was caught by Capt Butler of the Joan
sentenced to death by judge Drabhle, executed in the Comox jail yard by Provincial Officer Anderson, and perfectly re
produced in wax by Mrs Jarley herself.
The wonderful interior mechanism was
made by Sam, the tin tinker who has late
ly appeared in these parts. In life Mrs
Jarley declares he supplied himself with
meat by hi*., club, eating it in its raw
state; hut that now this wonderful figure
not only requires to be wound up, but act
ually fed with food cooked on a McLary
stove? Up tn this point I had believed
everything Mrs Jarley had uttered, but
this shook my faith to its very foundation
and now I more than half suspect that
McLary-Cwiking-Stove Grant and the
Denman Island cannibal are one and the
same person.
Local Brevities
The H. M. S. Pheasant was in at the
Bay one or more days last week.
Robert Graham took passage in the
Joan for Victoria last Friday.
Provincial Officer Anderson was a pas
senger nn the Joan on her downward trip
last Friday.
The str. loan went up to Valdes Island
last Thursday.
Norman McLeod the famous Clydesdale stud is at J. Grant's, Courtenay.
Miss Pollard gets a verdict of $15,000
againt Congressman Breckenridge.
John Rowan draw a lot in Little Falls,
Wash, as a subscriber to the Examiner.
Wolves have been visiting Mr. Sal-
mond's farm-yard lately.
A reduction has been made in our tariff
on 665articles.
Rev. Mr. Nixnn of Denman Island
will preach nt the Bay next Sunday al
the usual hour.
David Jones of the Soda and Bottling
Works will furnish keg beer to customers
for spot cash only.
The mail at Courtenay closes on Thufs
day promptly at 6 p. m. and the money
order department at 5 p. m. on same day
For Sale.��� A fine saddle horse for
sale. Enquire of Wm. Harms ton, or at
this office.
On Monday evening, Henry Dunn,
the Australian wrestler, gave an exhibition at the Cumberland hotel, whirh
drew a large crowd.
Mr. Evans Thomas and family moved
last Friday into the house which ha*.
been newly fitted up for them on Bay si.
near McCann's
Are there to be any steps taken to celebrate the queen's birth-day? Why should
not the Courtenay Athletic Club take
the matter in hind?
For Sale.��� R. Grant & Co of I'n-
ion has twenty tons of first class seed potatoes which they are disposing of at re.ts
onable rates.
Geo. Powell of Dominion Pants Co will
be at Union and Comox until May -jrd,
and will make suits to order from $17 up.
Fits guaranteed in every case. 1*200
samples to select from.
There will be a Rag Ball at K. of P.
Hall, Cc-mox, nn the evening of the 2nd
day of May, 1894, in aid nf the Building
Fund oi St. Peter's church nf that place.
More particulars next week.
At the next meetiug nf the Bnard of
Directors ofthe Comnx Agricultural and
Industrial Association, a secretary will be.
elected in place of the present incumbent
who has withdrawn from all active connection with the association.
The wrestling exhibition at the Club
Rooms last Wednesday evening well illustrated the various points of that spun.
The weather was inclement and the attendance not as large as it would othei
wise have been.
Look nut next week for the new announcement of that Popular Store. We
mean of course Slnan & Scott's. Thrre
stock of spring and summer goods is now
complete and surpasses in extent, variety
and style all their previous efforts, besides being fully 20 per rent cheaper.
Their place is 49 Commercial street Nanaimo.
Mr. Robeit Duncan's eye is improving
slowly.���A good book is a great educator.   Join the library.   It costs but little.
Since the late wrestling and boxing exhibition at the Athletic Club several persons have dark rings under their eyes.
Rev. Mr. Willemar will preach at the new
school house, Union, Sunday evening at
the usual hour.���A panther was shot at
Puntiedge Lake last Sunday, measuring
eight feet in length.���John Jordan, a settler at Salmon Kiver, was arrested and
brought to Comox on Capt Manson's
steamer. He was up before Judge Drabble on Saturday and fined $��0 and costs
for supplying liquor to Indian Mary.--
Look out for the next paper. It Will con
tain a summary of all the new buildings
tn Cumberland Townsite showing, its
wonderful growth.���In the spring everybody needs a tonic and there is nothing
better for the purpose than the Sarsapa-
rilla and Iron Phosphates supplied hy
Courtenay Soda Water Works, D. (ones
proprietor. It is splcnd-d, quei,chii.,sr
ihirst, toning up the system���a first class
spring tonic. It may be found al the
Riverside and Courtenay House, the
Elk and Cliffe hotels at the Bay and at
the Cumberland, Union. Doubtless Sum
Davis will bave it, as he always keeps a-
breast ofthe times. It's an exhiliara<;-
Lawn Tennis.
It is the intention of several of our
idents to hold a general meeting at il-y
Club House at Courtenay next Satuiday
evening at 7:30, to take into consideration the desirability of forming a club in
connection with (he game nf lawn tennis.
It is hoped thnt those whn are interested
in the matter will attend.
Having sold out my Soda Water
and Bottling business in Comox District
to Mr. David Jones of Courtenay I desire
to settle up all outstanding accounts nt
nnce and parties will confer a favor by
paying the same tn hini there, as he is
fully authorized tn collect for me and receipt forany moneys paid him,
Louis Lawrence.
Nanaimo, II. C. April 11,1894.
To the readers ofthe "Weekly News":
Mr. A. Uptaker, the Jeweller, late of
Vancourer, R. C. has opened up an establishment in McKelvey's hnuse at Cour
tenav, B. C, with a choice stock of
���'Watches, Jewellry, Milslcal Instruments,
Stationery, Tobaccos', Cigars, and smoker's articles as well as notions, etc., etc.
Mr. Upiaker otherwise known by his pup
ular nickname as "Barney" is well known
in this locality and the Union Mines.
Watch and Jewellry repairing promptly and neatly done. ,-r
An Improved Nest-Box.
This improved nest hox will close automatically when thc hen gets upon her nest,
and will open in the same manner when tho
fowl wishes to leave, whereby a sotting hen
may bo protected from annoyance from
other fowls or animals prone to aunoy liena
while hatching or laying. It consists of a
box, A, having one end halt closed by a
bmird, IJ, and provitlort with n nest-box, C,
affixed to a pivoted bottom-board, 1),
vibrating on a wire rod or stud, a, having
its bearings in Lho side "of the box. The
nest-box m connected by means of links, b,
shown la dotted lines, with two levers, E,
pivoted to [lie inner side of thc   bo.*,   as
shown al o. A cross-piece, (!, unites the
ends of tho levers, and is provided with
wiro rods, d, forming a grating, which from
the weight of the parts In front of the pivots,
c, falls, leaving tho t-ntrance tu tho box
open. The grate-rods enter boles in the
Strip, H, allixtid to the board, It. When
tbo ben gets upon the nest in the nest-box
hor weight causes lho long arms of the
levers to bo raised (tho parts boing proportioned with that object), which brings the
grate-rods up, thus dosing thc en trance, I,
inul excluding tho other fowls or such um
in&ls ae are liable to give annoyance to the
���netting fowl. When tho fowl attempts to
leave the nest she will instinctively proceed
toward tho lighted entrance, and in so doing hur weight will bo transferred to the
bottom-hoard, 1>, in a part of the pivot, a,
whioh will i*ini.ii.- thc grating to fall, and
thus permit her egress. The lid of the
box is hinged for the purpose of rendering
thu nebt-box conveniently nccesiibla to any
parson wishing to gather thc eggs. Tills
device is more curious than practical.
Sunlight for Butter.
Among the modern nnd " improved" op*
pllanoes  for tho dairy there has been no
provi-non made for tlio use of sunlight in
oalorJng butter.    Kvery fanner's wifo who
hits set milk in shallow pans in a dark cellar
when it was too lio". or  Loo cold to sot it
abovo ground knows that thc crc&ni is not
in* yellow on such milk as on that fully exposed to tbo light.    The direct rays of the
'���'���in would iu Mm)**; cases partially melt thc
cream and give it an old and  unpleasant
flavor, but light will improve its color almost as much as it will  that of vegetable
growth,   On thia subject, Prof. Henry K.
A J ward, iu Hoard s Dairyman, says: Divide
any '���>:. of miik from stabled cows and put
in   cant or crocks in the same creamer or
Bpring-housfl, leaving half closely covered
and the other half open and exposed to light
nnd thu butter initio from cream of the latter will usually be a very perceptibly dcop<
er pIiiuIc than from the former.    A greater
contrast will bo fount) from comparing buttor trom two lots of shallow-Bet milk, one
lot being closely covered,and this I suppose
to  bo  from  exposure lo light of a larger
proportion of milk surface.    Still  greater ,
will bo tbo contrast in the ahado of the
buttor product when half thc milk is deep-
Bi't and covered and half shallow set and
opposed  Lo 1 glit.    And, according to my :
ob-terv.i.t.ion,   especially   with   ahallow-set
miik   in   winter,   the  stronger the light
upon tbe mill, whilo creaming the deeper [
this natural buttor color.   So I wont my I
dairy-room or my spring-house woll lighted,
as well as my cow stable,  getting as much
light as possible, consistent  with propor
temperature.    Window glaas kept clean is
cheaper than butler color, and far less objectionable lo thoao who carry their ideas
of adulteration to such exlremes.
faulty get the smith to fix at ooce. Neat
vehicles are an indication of good sense and
Little choescs and cheeses that are mellow of akin and mild of flavor sell well.
Almost any family with a small herd of
cows may acquire a local reputation for
such a product that will call for more than
they can produce and at prices that, pay far
better thau the best butter.
The low price of oats ia due to the fact
that they can be so easily grown. They
are sown in the West especially on fall-
plowed land, or after corn without any
spring plowing. If the season is favorable
this easily produces a good crop. But
whon we consider what the oats tako from
the soil, it ia found that this easily-grown
crop is very nearly the most expensive that
tho farmer can sow. Oat roota All the soil
much moro thoroughly than does auy other
spring -.'rain, not excepting wheat. The
oat loaf iB not broad, and if it were the
plant is not one of the kind to extract from
the air the nitrogenoua elements with which
tho grain is filled. We do not wonder,
therefore, that many Eastern farmers are
dropping--atsout of the rotation. If itisnot
convenient for them to buy what oats thoy
feed, they can grow enough for home use.
Itut for most kind*) of stock amixturo of oil
meal with ground corn furnishes the oat
ration in a much cheaper form than it can
be got In the oat grain.
The complaint that tho cream has a bitter taste, and that butter made from it is
poor flavored, may perhaps be due to the
feed. In thin-seeded clover fields thero is
often a good deal of ragweed with the
clover, and when both are made into hay
the cow ca.iuot separate them as she will
when eating at pasture. There should be no
kind of vegetables stored in or near a room
wh-re milk is set for cream- Those which do
not give off a strong odor may, when their
bacteria have worked in the cream, be quite
as offensive as any. To most people thero
is no odor from potatoes unless some of
them aro rotting, but a bushel of potatoes
in a cellar haa boen known to do far more
damage to cream and butter than the worth
of the tubers, Another important point is
not to koep cream long before churning it,
because it takes longer to get a churning in
winter is one chief cause of poor winter
butter. Stir the cream once a day and
churn at least aa often as once a week.
Keeping cream cold does not prevent bacteria from thriving in it if the air surrounding it is impure, but with a well-ventilated
milk room not exposed to any odors from
vegetables or from cooking you ought to
mako good- flavored butter in winter, albeit
you cannot expect the color and flavor that
come from milk made by cows eating June
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Lice on Fowls.
A poultry-man writes to Farm Life that
fully nine tenths ot tho diseases from which
fowls stiller are simply and solely caused by
vermin. Careful iu-osligation has established thia as a fact. Tho comb of a fowl
may be considered as hs health indicator.
The lirst intimation a close observer of his
flock Inn, is tho condition of the comb.
Comparatively few birds in their natural,
wild state die of disease. They have certain ways to keep themselves free from lice;
.-Vian* notcrowdod in a space where 12'-should
bo ; nature's (bird) lawn aro not transgress-
od, and tbey thrive in health. With domestic fov/ln it is different; they are crowd,
od together, become lousy, and get the
"cholera," roup, canker and various so-
forths��� none of which would they havo if
lico were not preying on their bodies���unless it fs roup, which is caused by several
To avoitl many of those troublcB, watch
your poultry, and tbo tirst time you sec a
hen moiling around or refusing to eat, or
one with foathors rumpled up-of comb look*
ing dark blue nt thc end, pick her up and
look fnr bugs, Vou will find them. Greaaoher
well (with an ointment mado of lard and
sulphur) under tho wings and ovor the vent
and on the head, Perhaps if you examine
the roosts in the hen-house by taking them
up anil looking ou the under sido wherever
the endsof tlie most? rest onjanytlting, you
will be aatouhhedtofiud the numerous little
red lice congregated there. Thoso may ho
termed Lb * chinch of the hen-house,as they
torment the fowls at night and roturn to
their hiding place before the fowls loavo Iho
roosti. Tha rcosta should bo frequently
washed on all sides with coal oil.
Tlie Cstlmntes Brenght Down.
According to the estimates just tabled by
the Finance Minister, the total amount to be
voted this year is $21,815,491, whioh, add-
ml to thnt authorized by statute, $18,222,-
001, makes a total of $40,038,392, a decrease
of $-1,185,5*2). Of the increases the principal ones aro public debt (including sinking
funds), $802,837) legislation, $195,770;
post-office, $90,498. Under the head of
decreases are the following: Publio works,
S70.V-98 ; arts, agriculture and statistics,
,���?!)���_��,5;')!); and miscellaneous, 875,300.
The following are the appropriations for
public buildings in Ontario : Toronto drill
hall, $15,000; Smith's Falls post-office,
custom house, etc., $tti,000; Pioton
post-office, custom house, etc., ��10,000 ;
Dominion public buildings, renewals, fm
provemeuta, repair.*-', etc., $25,000.
Following are tin- appropriations for
Ontario harbors and rivers: Kingston
harbor, $6,000; I'ort Hope, repairs to
piers, $2,500 ; river Ottawa, improvement
of BLeamboat channel through Narrows at
Petewa<va above Pembroke, $4,000; Southhampton, repairs to breakwater and landing piers, $1,000; Tbornbury, $2,500:
Hamilton harbor dredging, $<i,000 ; Port
Albert, dredging and extension of piers,
$10,0001'Goderioh harbor, piers and repairs.
333,000; Port Rowan wharf, $5,300; Owen
Sound harbor, dredging, $5,000 ; Belleville
harbor, $.1,00(1; Cobourg, repairs to breakwaters, $1,000; Dyer's Bay, wharf extension, 3,500 ; general repairs, harbor, river
and bridge works, $5,000.
The amounts to bo voted for the construction of canals are ab follows: Soulanges,
$750,000; Cornwall, $450,000; Kftpide Plat,
$100,000; Galops, $150,000; Sault Ste.
Marie, $200,000; Lachine, $115,000; Lake
St. Louis, $125,000; Trent, $73,000.
In addition there are a number of smaller appropriations, the total under this head
chargeable to japitalbcingovertwo millions.
Provision to the extent of $200,000 is made
for the revision of the Dominion voters' lists
this year. Judge Palmer's name appears in
the pension Hat for $2,000. The defences of
Esquimalt, for which $ 11)5,000 was voted
last year, will next your cost$l��7-009. The
imperial authorities contribute a large
amount of tho cost of tho works and buildings.
ti --:
Regular Feeding;.
Tho Limo of yoar has arrived when farm
horses arc worked to their fullest Capacity.
Thoso on the average farm soon run down
in flesh under the continued pressure of
Spring work. Thia ia not so much the re
suit of work itself as a lack of propor caro
ami timely attention. A horn is like a man
in many particulars, aays a correspondent.
Thore Is scarcely any limit Lo a man's capacity for reasonable labor if be has plenty
ol suitablo food ami drink at the right time
and a good place to sleep. So it is with
horses. Give them good food at the right
time. It is not necessarily heavy feeding,
but a horse must uot feel badly, as he will
if be is half his time expecting food and
wuter that docs uot com". Lot thom know
when to expect it, and never fool them,
nntl when night comes thoy can get a good
rest, antl tho next day aro froth aa a daisy.
Many horse*- are kept in almost constant
physical distress for tho want of wator
alone. Of course such animals run down in
flesh. A medium feed of oats and com, a
good bad, the animal kept clean, will enable
him to tlo :. great deal of work and not lose
much flesh���somo even gain under it, A
horso enjoys a rubbing aa a man docs his
bath.   It thrives on it.
Farm Notes.
Ilon'tgo sjcurity for the man who lets
his gate swing on ono lunge.
Filled cheese aro as great an abomination
and curse to legitimate dairying as is
In these days of close competition, Intolll-
gont labor is tho ouly kind unit can be made
highly profitable.
Whilo tho sleds aro in use paint and
overhaul Lho wagons, top boxes and all.
Any loose bolts aud other iron work that is   J-**"" he was uhowing.
Koine of lis Uncanny Ways Uescrlbeil.
The chameleon craze has reached Toronto,
and several Yonge and King street florists
havo been doing quite a trade in tho little
reptilea. Very few peoplo however, have
as yet had the courage to appear on the
street wearing a chameleon, so that tho fad
is likely to be short-lived even in Toronto,
where society folks will undergo a good
deal for the sake of being in the fashion.
A writer in an American paper thus amusingly tells the story of how they disappeared from the city in which ho lived, and it
should prove a warning to all, " At one
time," the writer saya, *'the city was alive
with them.   Thoy wereneatling
fettered to tiny chains,and given lhe freedom
of the houso ; to-day, except for a few wonderfully healthy ones, they are either dead
or have disappeared, for they can alwuys
get away from wherever they are put in so
dexterous a fashion that if a cricket were a
cbamoleonit would turn green with envy.
The fate of tho lost chameleons is harassing
careful housewives, for they fear that if
they should have died like rats in a hidden
I.obi, thoir liny carcases may emit tho odor
in the spring of which Florida people com-
filnin. Thero, no tbey say, tho houses are
ull of them, anil ono is always likely to
splash into the soup tureen from the coiling.
1 bey lash their tiny tails in wrath when
driven from tho sugar jar, and jf you ahould
find a dozen of them s'|tiirming out of the
bed when you turn down the sheets, that ia
a very small matter. In some families,
.-/here the chameleon craze raged tor a
week or so.tbe small reptiles have vanished,
leaving their skins behind them, thc finest
thing imaginable, just liko laco, and shed
as cleanly aa one draws olF a kid glove.
Somo people tlcclaro Unit, their invasion is
like that of the Knglish ��par rows ; having
once got
and tako possession of tho bouses like cock*
roaches ; theu in Btreot cars and drug -store
wo will find advertised naxt summer : ' A
reliable chameleon exterminator.' The
chamolcon stories that are floating around
town it woultl take the faculty of a a Dean
Swift to recito and a crocodilo to swallow.
Ono man tells of a friend whowasvery short,
flighted, who camo to dinner. He was very
fond of pickles, and when the encumbers
camo his way they began to disappear rapidly. The family uhumeleou waa at large on
the dinner tablo, aud when it bopped upon
thc edge of his plate ho took it, iu the
..listiacas of his eyesight, for bis last piokle, ,
and was about to gulp it down, but fortunately it Moved, an j he was saved from an
awful fate."
Mnperlor lo tbe Inllnl States Proline !-Th
Output Largely Increasing,
A Vancouver, B. C, apodal saya:���Thc
coal trade in British Columbia is now tbo
ohief iudustry. British Columbia coal haa
been proved to be superior to tho
United States article ana is reaching
the market*- of the United States in direct
competition with their product. By the
War Department of the United States
Nanaimo, B. Cs, coal is rated far abovo any
fount! in Washington, Oregon or California.
The output at Nanaimo is now over a mil- -
lion tons, and tho dumbo island mines,
-when in full operation, will very materially
increase the output. Besides these mines
other rich veins aro constantly boing discovered.
A writer says when ships can sail in from
the open sea and come directly to the place
where large stores of coal aro ordinarily
accumulated, it is clear Lhat these coaling
positions ought to secure for thom some
adequate defence nuch as they do not at
present possess, ('anada is uow co-operating with Great Britain in providing adequate defence for the naval station at
Tho great American city of Han Franci-jco
draws its obief supply of coal from Nanaimo, B. C, In 1302 San Franoisco took
000,000 tons of Nanaimo coal. Tlio American steamships to China and Australia uae I
it exclusively. It goes to tho Sandwich
islands and Mexico, and so other points on
the Pacific.
A circumstance whioh indicates* how
Canada's stake on that ocean is increasing
Is found in the fact that the American cruisers employed in guarding the seal fisheries
in the Bchring Bea got their coal supply
from Nanaimo, 5,000 tons recently beiug
sent from one mine alone. It is stated on
good authority that the British cruisers
now using Welsh coal wil) shortly take
largo supplies of tbe B. 0. commodity.
The B. C. mines furnish the Canadian Pa*
alio railway w''b fuel to the.Rockies, and
also the C, P. II. steamers uu the Pacific.
Without these mines the C. P. H., including ils last military and postal service
east from 1*1 ngland to Australia, could not
have boen an accomplished fact.
The (lt3pensatory of Patagonia know
but two remedies forthedisoosea ol children
���animal skins and common yellow alay
1-oth to bo used at lhe aame time, whether
the disease bo in the head or feet of the
litllo BiilVerer.
On being called to see a sick child, the
Patagonian doctor takes with him a tight
akin bag, opened at tho larger end. Clay
iaplentifuieverywhere. WhilejBomemember
of the family makes a thick batter of this
yellow earth, the medicine man sits staring
at the sick child, or else shakes a painted
rattle in an idbtiu fashion before the little
one's face,
When theplaster of clay is ready the ohild
ia smeared from head to foot with it, and
lipped feet first into the bag bofore
mentioned.   Should the child cease crying
this proceeding has been carried nut,
lought to be a bad sign; an omen that
the devil is still lurking in the child, but ia
keeping quiet for tear of punishment.
On the oilier hand, should Lho child be-;
comocalmashc is beingbagged, lhe parents
und medicine man think that tho prince of
darkness has left the body in order to escape imprisonment. In the event of this
last-named contingency arising, the skin
bag is immediately closed and tied. The
doctor thou opens unolhor bag and throws
threo pebbles antl somo serpout's teeth into
it. Thelo aro well Bbaken fora moment,
the idea being lo gel the dovil to jump into
Llie bag afler tbe charm, whereupon it ia
instantly closed, tied, and sunk in the nearest body of waler.
After this rite has been carried out to
tho letter, the bag in which Lho ulay-hea-
meared child has been deposited may be
opened. If the little ono haa uot already
Wen smothered through being confined in
tho bag during lho incantt-Mons of the
medicine man, it ia thoroughly washed
and wrapped in a clean, warm skin, tha
hide ot a *,* muley" white bull, killed in thc
new of lhe moon being preferable. Strange
as it may seem, this treatment usually
curea, the water being a prime factor in
restoring health, no doubt.
Should death ensue, tho dootor tells thc-
bcrcaved parents that, two devils were
after the ohild, and that all the medical
science in the world ia not equal to thc
task of coping with two of the imps of Lho
infernal regions
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the
New Business of a Most Satisfactory
Carlo Carried It.
Harry was a nico littio boy, t.n-1 ho had
a great yellow mastiff many sizes too large
for hini, but it was a Love-Me-Love-Aly-
Dog combination, and his kind parents
kept lho mastiff at a sacrifice. Harry was
loo lazy to do anything except piny football, and go fishtug. One day his mother
sent him to tho butcher's shop for three
pounds of beef.
" Must I carry all that home ?" whined
" Let Carlo help you carry it," said hia
parent with keen sarcasm. " He is almost
as hi/.y and good-for nothing ai you are."
In three hour- and thirty minutes Harry
returned, the butcher's shop being about a
quarter nf a mile away.
" Whero is the boof V asked hi-* mother.
" Carlo's carrying it,'' whimpered Harry,
fearing tho result.
"But I don't seo it,"exclaimed tho boy's
1 That's'cause ii's on the inside of him,"
explained tho boy, muoh to bis mother's
chagrin and disappointment.
"One good mother jb worth a hundred
cchoii]masters," said Coorge Herbert. Men
are what their mothers make them. But if
mothers nre peevish and irritable, through
irregularities, " female weakness," and
kindred ailments, they find no pleasure, no
beauty iu the care of their babes. All
cii'ort, is torture. Lot all such, who feel
weighed to the earth with " weaknesses''
peculiar to their sex, try Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription. Thoy will find the
little ones a delight instead of a torment,
To those about to become mothers it ia a
priceless boon. It lessens the pains and
perils of childbirth, shortens labor and
promotes the secretion of an abundance of
nourishment for the child.
A Rural Juliet.
Maud Muller������������ Swear not by the moon,
the inconstant moon���"
Lover (a peddler)-���" Then what shall I
awear by';"
Maud Muller���*' Swear by that patent
weather-vane you sold Pop for five dollars
last epring.   It's rusted fast."
How to Cure a Corn.
It is onc of tho easiest things iu the world
to euro a c-rn. Do not use acida or other
caustic preparationa and don't cut a hole in
your boot. It is simply to apply Putnam's
I'ainle-'s Corn Extractor and in three days
the corn can be removed without pain.
Sure, safe, painless. Take only Putnam's
Corn Extractor.
The Flight of Bees.
Many authors have attempted to aunwer
this question, but nono have succeeded.
Theoretically, tho solution Ins boen attempted by counting the number of wing-
beats per second, and from that, to guess
the distance the bees fly from their hives.
The results have diderod widely, varying
from two to twelve English mites. According
to Prof. Maroy's " graphic method," the
bees mako 100 wing-beats por second. His
motliod consists in fast on ing a bee m such
a way that its winga aro free to move, one
of them touching lightly a rotating cylinder
covered with a smoolh and lightly blackened paper. Prof. Landois, who haa studied
lhe sound apparatus of many animals,
thinks, from thu pitch of Lho sounds made
by the vibrating wing-*, that ihoy move to
ond fro a', tho rato of 400 vibrations per
second���moro than double Maroy's restitts.
According to Prof. Maroy's tigur---*, 100
wing-beats per second would bring the bee
over a distance of ono English mile per
minuto. If Prof. Limlnis is tight, tho distance would be two miles. According to
these estimates, it will not be far from the
truth tossy thai bees fly about .'10 Knglish
mile-- nn hour, or that, during an nbseuco
of 2D minutes from thu hive, thoy Ily about
111 to 12 milus. Most observer.*, however,
Mrs. H. Clip til, a dressmaker, was a I nru Inclined to think lhat lho bees dn
witness in the Barth can** at Grand Rapids, (not Ily moro than IS to 20 miles
 "'    *"   go on with   her test!-] an   hour,    because   the    wing-beats   of
and sho refused ���  __ M
mouy until ono of tho lawyers removed the | of'a bee in freVdorn and under the observer's
instrument are not tlio eaine,
"Ella," said Marion as they were seated
on the verandah of their country house. " I
went fiBhing with Charley this   morning."
"Did you 1   What did you catoh ?
"I caught Charley."
Wide Awake Is a mammoth bar of
pure Boap. Try It.
Artificial flowers were first mado by
Italian nuns. They were first used to dec*
orate tho shrines and ultars in the convent j.
Wash your lace curtains with Wide
Awake Soap and you will not have to
spend hours In mending them.
In Chinese the letter "i" has one*hun*,
dred and forty-five ways of being pronounced, and each pronunciation 1ms a different
Glvon Away Free.
A little advice that may ho of uso to
everybody. The human system, liko every
other machine, needs a periodical cleaning
and general toning up. TJiia is just tho
reason for thia operation and St. Leon
Mineral Water is just the modicino for thii
purpose. Not like artificial Spring Modi*
oiues.'JLdoos not irritate, dues not disappoint,
nor does uot produea roaotion, Sold
Kubbi Isaac M. Wise, after careful research, comes loi he conclusion lhat there
aro fourteen million dews in thu world.
Olher computations place thu number at
twenty millions.
Wide Awake peoplo are nlive to tho
fact tit nt tlio new mammoth quartette
bar Wide Awake Lh tbe bast nnd
r-heapest soap over sold In Canada. Try
Last year no fewer than 2,373 children
wore taken up drunk iu Liverpool, ll'i
being under ten years of age,
For Halting Boot Herr.
During tho summer months a moro  delicious drink than Hoot Beer could nob bo
desired.   For tho bonofi*. of our reader* wo
givo thia recipe.   Tako
Snider'fl llont Boor Rxlract     -      oho bottle
Vonst       - half a cako
Kujjiir     - -   11b-t.
I.nkii Wnrin Wntor      -        -       ."j Bullous
Dissolve the sugar and yenstin tho wator,
add thc extract, and bottle, placo iu a warm
place for twenty-four hours until it ferments, ihcn pbico on ice, whon it will open
sparkling and delicious.
Tho Root Beer Extract flan be obtained
at all (irojers'and Drug Stores, at 26*3.per
Henry Freeman, an American ex-slave,
has bought for 8500 ut a tax sale tho town
site nf uahnba, onco tho capital of Alabama
and tho centre of an opulent slavo-holding
Wtdo Awake soap Is not a patent medicine put up In email packages to deceive the public but la a solid bar of the
best soap ic the world.  Try it.
Increased Prem I am and Interest Becelpts
-A Head   Offlre   l-nrvhascd   1'ollcy
Holders' Security.
The twelfth annual meeting of the shareholders  of  thc   Federal  Lire  Assurance
Company was held an Tuesday, 6th inst.,
at the head offices of the Company, Hamilton, and was well attended, Mr. James H.
Beany, 1'resident, in lhe chair, Mr. David
Dexter,  Managing Director, acting secretary.
Yonr directors have muoh pleasure in
submitting for your consideration tho
twelfth annual report of our Company, Tho
roport ib aceompained by a statement of tho
rec-dpts and disbursements for the year .and
of assetu and liabilities at tho close of lhe
year, on December III last.
During the year 1,451) applications for
insurance wero received, amounting in the
ag^regato to $2,357,133. Of these applications 1,366 wero approved, for $2,11(1,633 :
ibe others, for insurance lo the amount of
9240,500, were either declined or held ovor
for further information regarding the risks
Tho now busiuoss written is of the most
satisfactory character, both aa to tho distribution of ft company's risk over a Urge
number of lives and the amount of the
premium iucomo derived therefrom.
Tbe premium and interest receipts for
tho year amounted to $313,2.16.3(1, an iucrease of $-t,~),flll.67 over the preceding
year, and the assets of the Company wero
increased by SI 15,9SLfi2.
The security to policyholders, including
our guarantee capital, was, at the close of
tho year, SOUS,931.30; ami the liabilities
for reBorvon and all outstaudins claims,
��204,100.04, showing a surplus of $704,141..
2G. Exclusive of uncalled guarantee funds ,
tin- stir plus to policyholders was $84,338.36.
The death claims for the year amounted
to 8103,031, under forty-seven policies.
Endowments matured during tho year to
the amount ot $10,25$. I
A most favorable opportunity having
arisen a lew months since to purchase a
desirable ami suitablo property in thiB
city for tbo head ofiices of our Company,
f'otir directors accepted it, and subsequent
y made improvements which have greatly
enhancod tho value of the property, Vour
directors trust and believe that thoir action in this matter wiil have your entire approval.
In submitting their trust again into your
hands, your directors desire to express
thejr (��� ratification wilh the pros*rea* mado
by the Company, its present poaition and
futuro prospects, nnd their confidence that
each year will add to ita present solidity
and prosperity.
The accompanying certificate from tho
Company's auditors vouches for the correctness of tho financial statement submitted herewith ; all accounts, securities and
vouchers having been carefully examined
by them.
JAMES H. BBATTV, President.
David Dextek, Managing Director.
Totltt President and Directors of'the Fed-
end Lite Atssitrani-e Company:
Gk.vti.kmkn,��� We beg to advise completion of the audit of the books of the Company for tbo year ending Decembor 31 last.
The books, vouchers, ct<v, have been carefully oxaminod, anil we have much pleasure
in certifying to t-hcir accuracy. The accompanying statement indicates tho financial
position of your Company as at December
Respectfully submitted,
II. Htephkss,
Sherman K. TownbBhd,
Hamilton, March (!, 1S04.
Naue 0 L
Premium*-! and Interest... ,9318,166 36
Los-h    re-insuruncc  premiums    12,1(5603
Fur   death    olalmB,   endowment--*,
dividends to policyholders, nnd
exponas 1213,088 20
$87,11'.' 01
Mortira^es, debentures, loan* on
pulicic-i, real estate and other
nBlots $370,008 30
To which add uncalled Kiiarantcu
fund 010,8)300
Totil SO-13,90130
Ilesorvo   fund:*
and    unadjusted
.,|28I,7(W 01
Surplus security    $701,141 M
Amount insured *ilt!,tH!l,35511
Mr. Jas. H. Heatty, the President, in
moving the adoption of the report, Baid .���
" Itis with even a greater degree of pleasure than on tho occasion of our last meeting,
one year ago, that we, your directors,
now present our report, and render to you
an account of the trust you placed in our
"It has boon my privilege at previous
meetincs to call your attention to the
marked advances  made by our Company,
A. P. 704.
as iudicated by the reports placed before you
from year to year; but on ndformer occasion
have I been able to point yon to such a great
increase iu tho income* and the assets oi the
Company. Tito report shows a gain over
the previous year of more than uventeon
per cont. in income, and over forty-
four per cent, in assets, exclusive of
guarantee capital.
" In some previous yeara a groater gain
was made in the amount of our insurance
than has been the oase in the past year j
however, it has been the aim of your
directors for the past two or three years,
as intimated in my remarks at our last
annual meeting, to encourage an increase
in our premium income aud a distribution
of the Company's risk over a greater number of Uvea by substituting investment
Insurance in amaller amounts for terminating policies.
"In following this course we have added
several hundreds to the number of Uvea
insured without increasing the aggregate
amountof risk very much,and have largely
increased our income.
"Regarding tho very substantial and
commodious premises wc now occupy for
our head offices, the purchase of which is
mentioned in tho direotora' report, it Is
needless for me to say anything, except,
perhaps, to add that the cost of this property, with the improvements mado tince
ita purchase, is much less than that, of an
equally desirable property within my knowledge bought or built for a like purpose."
Mr, Kearns, Vice*PrcBtdent, on seconding tho motion for its adoption, said : "It
olTurds me much gratification to join in the
submission of the report which has been
presented. In addition to what has been
said by the President, I can assure you
that tho continued and largo growth shown
in tho resources and solidity of the Company
ouhai.ee the value of ils contracts to tho
insured, whoso interests are our first care,
" Our agents, who have been energetic
anil intelligent iu the discharge of lheir
duties, will bo strengthened in thoir work
in no small degree, and, no doubt will enable your directors for this year to afford
you even more favorable returns.
"With a surplus to policy-holders of
$84,336,36, surplus security of $704,141,26,
and total resourced of about$1,000,000, the,
Company can offer favorable contracts and .
promise good results for its patrons."
The report was unanimously adopted.
Dr. Wolvorton read a carefully-prepared
analysis of the mortality experience of the
Company for the year, for which the
thanks ofthe shareholders wero tendered
Ou motion of Dr, Williams, a vnto of
thanks was given to -Mr. Dexter, tho Managing Director, his assistants, and to the
at-enisi of tho Company, to which the Managing Director, Dr. Wolvorton, Medical
Director, and Si M. Kenney, Superintendent, rosponded briefly.
Tho retiring directors were all re-elected.
At a subsequent mooting of the directors
tho ollicera wero all re-elected.
Nerve Pain Cura-
Poison's Norvilino cures flatulence, chills,
antl spasms. Nerviline cures vomuing,
diarrhu'-t, cholera,and dysentery. Nerviline
curea headache, aea sickness aud auminer
complaint. Norvilino cures neuralgia,
toothache, lumbago, uud sciatica. Nerviline
curea aprains, bruises, cuts, Ac. Poison's
Nerviline is tho host remedy in the world,
and only costs 10 ami 25 cents to try it.
.Sample and largo bottles at any drug storo.
Try Poison's Nerviline.
It ia admitted by somo divers that
twenty-fivo feet is about the limit at which
they cau seo under water.
Recipe,~-For Making a Delicious
Health Drink at Small Cost.
Ad.iiu-' Kent Ilecr Kxtrnct one uolMc
Fiohichman's Yeast  linlfiicakc
MiiKar two iinuuils
Lukewarm Water two gallons
DiSBOiVO the sugar nntlyonstln tho water
add the extract and bottle, place Ina warm
placo tor twenty-four hours until it ferments,
then place on ice, whon it wH open sparkling
and noliolous.
Tho root lie- r can bo obtained In all dnu.-
and groceries Store in 10 nnd 2*3 cent bottles lo
make two nnd five gallons.
In the space of one minute the polypus
oan change its form a hundred times,
Uso Wide Awake Soap in tho bath nnd
tollot.it leaves the skin boh and smooth,
The frock coat first made its appearance
in Kngland in l'l-IO, in tho roign of Henry
When yon buy tho now mammoth
qu��t-tHlt- hur Wldo Awake Soap "'*-"
on ypny forpurosouplinlch^n; ,-*Viomos
or wotM outs. Try it for next v><.<
Jn      TflE-MO^T
Is in Pure Rich
Blood; to enrich
the blood is like    ^^^^^^^^
putting money out at interest,
Qffure Norwegian Cod Un%t OH
antl ff/pophosphites
posscses blood enriching properties in
a remarkable degree.   Are you all run
down? Take Scott's Emulsion. Almost
\ as Palatable as Mi!k. i*<- sure and
get the genuine. I
Prepared only fay Scott A Bowie, Belleville.   |i
Auto-\ ore .School for llie cm* of Still
Toronto. Ciuiuiln, i
ottlclal or-
" Church's
_ Stammering,
nt freo post-paid.
RAfltf G Monoy spent for good looks In
DUultCi well spent. Any book or
novel, new ot standard, mailed po-it free on
receipt, of prlt e. Hend for our catalogue. Ks-
labllshod in ISC') by A. 1'lddhigtun.
348 Yoiisc SU      ���      Toronto.
for sale tiylht'S.-,int PacI.
���ft Duluth Railroad
Oohfant in MioDcttota.  Send for Mspi and Cirea*
Ion. Tbey will be sent to you
Land Cutnmtstloner, Hi. Paul. Minn,
dives Health, Strength & Beauty,
Cures nil illseilsos nntl IWflgulsrltloa peculiar
to women. Ai a tonic no Ih-im* can bo had.
Tako It. Samplosfroc. Hold hy nil dniRRiKts
In L',i n-nt pii-.*liai*c.-, or mulli'd to any address
on receipt nf price. T. A. STOCUM ft CO,
I8U Adelaide St, VV., Toronto, Ont
Valuable ('onk Hook scut free.
Swect PloopS
fe,  WITH
Cffcts. nt
81.00 Bottled
One cent a dose.""
!��� and
It is sold on a guarantee by all dmi*-
glBta. It cures Incipient Consumption
and is th*�� bost Cough, and. Croup Cure.
A      l'Iii.lift    Cnllnlt Bt*i
/\   li.--.l.i*.ld��-ll'i '
ClANVA8SKnS.WANTKD""for the Farmer'.
/ Krieud and Account Book, pro-tontlng
separate account-* for all farm transaction;', etc.
Onoa)*entlins already sold nearly Iim copio-t
in one county. Kent) for circulars mid tonus.
William BBlggg. I'ublislicr, Toronto.
Mr. J. II'. Dyke man
fit. *J eorge, New Brunswick.
After the Grip
No Strength, No Ambition
Hood's Sarsaparllla Gave Perfect
The following letter is from a well-known
merchant tailor of St. George, N, B.:
"C. I. Hood ft Co., Lowell, Mass. :
"Ocnllomen���I nm glad to say that Hood's
Sarsaparllla and Hood's I'ills have dono me a
great deal of good. I had a severe Attack of
tho grip in the whiter, und after getting over the
fever I did not soein to gather strength, aud had
no ambition. ]Iond,n ftarsitparllla proved to ho
just what I needed, 'iho results were very
satisfactory, ami 1 rocoininentl this medicine to
all who nro nflllctud with rheumatism or other
afflictions caused hy poison aim poor blood, I
always keep Hood's Sarsaparllla Iu my houso
and use It when 1 need a tonic. Wo also keep
Hood's I'ills on hand and think highly or them.'*
J. W. DVKBMAH. Kt. George, Now Bruuswlck,
IJL.UM TURKS, all on Pum Slock. L' nnd :i
years. Largest Rtoc-. lu Camilla, well
furnished and llr-t i*1h*-h. Also a few cars left
if thni-e celebrated Rod G'obo Dan vers Onion,
lone hotter grown. H. H HURD, Bolton
Nurseries, Burlington.Ont.
SO Yeara of
Sticoea-aful Business In one
-placo, Is your
Guarantee from
WATEROUS, B**nf2!&-a.
!ffi*fv '*������" "jS?*"-" v -"":*������ '-I P?*
'W;��� -vTo^qN'TO' Voce; ���<
do that you nood not
sit uu nil night Kn.-1-i-
Ing for breath tor fear
'of Hiitl'ocaMon. On
receipt or niunonml I*
O. ttddre-is  will   nmi ,
Trial Bottlo
Di-.TAKTllimt-. MBn
(ink Co..    BciltMo
N.Y.   Toronto,Brnnoh, 180 Adeliido St. W,
White Pino Syrnp for Colds.
Every Mu.lc Teacher in Cs-
nada should know where thev
gUrnt their Mualc cheapc8��
Write us for Catalogues; also
sample copy 0r the Oamaman
-Moii-ian, a live monthly Journal with 11.00 worth of muslo
In f-nrh Issue. ���?:* in fit per day
mndcbv cnnvncBer**. Sec premium list. We er-rry everything
in tho Music Hue.
in llm first teat in wliHi tha An*motor Co. did -ulvanillin It
M|.oii<lo*i ��iU.IHW in  llu-. u���ik. a ml .1.-1 nut rnrm-.li |*iltin-
1ml goodi for  tlm riiliro  yp.ir nthrr.   Nn rMr.i chnr-fB wm
tumlo ter tlm H"��.|*  into --'ikIi  On. nnu in sum wai put.
Ara j'.iii curium In know why tin) l-i-i-.li ri'iriulilnre wu
niaile*   Aroyuuciirwiulu kiinwtiuw lhe Ai'Miiutiir ('������ i-auM to
mike lied-roi-k. Iniriltiiiir*. jrur-, Imiu In-IW I I tnim*. >i<t in J
TliDci-iln-iali-in U thii.   Tho Ai-mwliir fn. fun-m-v that iiima.
1'iini- lx-1tcr than lu-iutinK ��ai -m-uircd and furcMW that hint
irsiinri.li mi.
Bccau**! ut thii It hu an rnnriimm factory, and turn* nut
inatittt)' of rirniln, and yumi* g.*nlt,   Tho Othor
I, hut I
Mil nro doinf a'b-t-t  "'dili-l
11>, cor tain Wilt- pl'ilnt ������u.-iFii-r
it ymi will f..r im- id iv
Wrj nude, iho fiii-rl iVii.iliuiit
which thu btMl Btottr Iwllntoi-,
I-KS-t OK I'llST, i
���mltit iiniinuli.
mn.   n.n.i-1 -
tically ai t ""1
Ihi. l.-tl.,-! ��.!.-
tha llHl ii.o.| in
���Monti loasulyl
lut onlr from ��fi
nlhor thlnn lii-iii
tnrlal In' Iml.. I
rig-til pi
i- iu tlie |ni>-ciil. tho ftituro.
ilarkr-y'i tUlvtueiit. "It'fbtt*
���r iiu." After we have dono
.lumnti- I* the only thin* to
heard >ayiii|.   ""'������ can iiu it
JlUlinotl, mado the mutel lo
ui ��� .nl-, ln.).i> tu remote If ap-
���iprOWli itaie-till weaklyex-
,i Hip nir. Hill mil lut
I li-i painted! Hul
Ihhk. whll- -i-iiieof
ie v.nr, ���[ -wiil,,,,ll, |, [r���m .. II.illy.
rill "f .in null thick, and thcrt-fiin-vvuuU
111 li. nil i-iflilll M toll| as thn Inihed wire,
fiiinl, Uil limy iirit iu>t Mttlll tho ihctt
iCbtd Ihnuit-h it ami ii rUcttd lu thicker
..     .    ...o crnckt lho paint
11 fell in mid nut ,,iui kh ealt
i.e.I r.,:, im/.,I metal and put
11   ! ���- . 1 1 ii> |ui'lil:i;.:   tinCO
tl i�� fximmhI and ia in iu> way
���.Milt Till! VAUI-N.II-.tri.i.Mi.'lMll
Hoi-Id pay
frti'K; rriiNiiv, ei-rrhr, leoi.
H1.-V toil i* fill.'!, ,'���,.,/
in -ful ami thr u-l,��lr W j
>"'.!-frd ttntl  irrhf-'i   toprtl
t'liiiflhal li ttmiit), iit.lii, ;ii,i oiil i
���'������. uml iiiuiM if��.-,'���.. ,11.111,11 ;,���;���,,;
"/ sine nnd aluminum  uu.'lnl\i,���m
Iml nt hart bnsii.ru tuttif.ih it. ll
It bhaiHU
���tint unlit   tiffif
IHll Ojtrutiig of
f. niuf Mftfl-nM n-i'i* tht mnUtn
��tm* 1'i.rijKui'iiy Ihr mtVuii bcuui*
.1 ii.( ,mr ttlnr, thru <r-ji- ftni-# mm:
itlablt. Jt in -vj-niaii'* ro
littio it. HV Irrj. #--uh��
ewe lA'Mi*-* �����'������*��(��� uul'i-r,
Have all tho latent Improvement-*, Ho stiro
and gotonoforyoUcbuggy. Thoy aro boiler
than ovor for 18111.
ml aim, it lho nat-ira ft p-.lv*iiiiiiijt, Tho ml very nlnto
. ...ting whidi (ill- iv, tv [,.".��� mi-) chit- ev-ry -mrtimi of lho
Anrmoter Wheel, Vino nud T,.u-r ii -tin< nu,l aluminum when
ltl��(lnt put on. 'ml   i-.huli, ultit  Mm,dinn fnr a lime fortni,
Willi llu wool, a ch "'I   i- UiinlUn or alloy which cmiiiul Ihi
melted and li practically   imtcttruciihlo.
The Slli t'lvurti-xiiient in Ihi* irrli-a ��ill ilio-vaMVIicelBleel
Truck, wtifhini- lij Ihi. whldl will cany 2 torn, and of which
WO uia&ttl in tlio Aeriiictnr l'l-noi)-.   11 mil 1* found ��Intuit
lniin|Hin*iahloou��liy fa-mi "r in imv wire! p.  r-ir *'en[i|ei of
Ihiiadferllieim-nl, whu-H n No. Iiu tin* irrien, and f.'I.Wraiili.
aont in imnie,Ii*lcly afnr thn n|i|-rar.nirr nf mlv.-Wo. 6. iiewiJl
doll��er f.o li., Cliie*J->. i.tm of thf-o Tnu-k- or forwird frum
branch huinei, (hil-IiI f,,ni   ( Ih'mim aihled.
Whoro wo cm, obsIi ill link- lil.nal niTen to uecent con let
nftli��oaiiverliaCiur.|iN in |in;l | .iiiiii lit fm Wimliullli. IfyoU
liavi any thouiiht "f u-ma i -liudinill thii year aril* ua nl
mm, ttilini what yen will iiml, wlielher ruuipini orOurtd,
and If poiilhlo wo will mnko ynu a lilmral offer,
Tlm Aermolnr Co. prnp.nn l-i .li-tiiliitr- tfMHI. CASH, IS
PIU-*E8()r [he hot o-.s..ys uiiinn i,y tin, wife, iuiior d��ii|iil#r
of a farmer nr  i��cr of n wnnlinill.   nimietliiii the iineiliotl,
������iTHTAiion.il i tsr. .\ Aui-umut i-   -.*,��� It,h,i���i,m, ���f
comnelllloii and amounl-uml i,uuil.fr-of iriifi lend for par*
ticiilara lo Ilia Aermntor f- , I'hu nn.,, ���i I,, Ur. hniliclien, at tian
Franclico, Kau-.ii fiiv, l-mr  \,l.. Si.u, ciiy, |���iva, Win-
neapulii, Buffalo, ur r,5 Pari; I'l ��t. K, v. \,.ik lily /e-inmlmt,
Piimpini; and fltaied i.ime yutf. All Steel, ;,ll II.ihaniiPil-AfHr-
Completion, ilelivcicl lire mi mi, ..i fhii-,t��� inu] ihippi-ii t<i
���nyono, anywheie. ����"i'�� *"H����-i������ ���-������>������
8-ft. tao.
i2-n, auo. "*io-tt. $120.
Hood's Pills mo iiiii*i*Iy vegotahlo, and do
not ptirgei pain or grlpo.  Sold by all drugglsU.
Thny give perfect satisfaction in fit, style and finish, and it has become a by
word that
" <�� ran by IE libbers " wear like Iron* THE TROUBLESOME LADY,
Oliver wondered if the Frenchman had
como to kill him. There was no time to
cry out or to move in self-do fence. If lie
Restaud came to murder, he was prepared
to do it quickly: up in the valley of the
Troublesome he had been called a good
shot. A vagrant ray of sunshine filtered
in between the slata of the closed blind,
resting ou a faded spot on the carpet.
Oliver idly watched it, while thoughts of
his past, tho present, the woman who had
just written him, went through hia mind
swifter than ever electricity carried a message.
A lump lit and bright, a flash, a crash,
and darkness. Oliver's fingers tightened
on the arm of his chair, his lips quivered.
He neemed to be gazing down the unfathomable depths of eternity. Tho sins of his
past came anil leered at liim; the awful, unanswered question of the conturies, of all
rooorded tune, haunted him: " Aud
He had heard that madmen quailed at
bravery, wero deterred from evil purpose
by quiet common aenso: so ho looked
Bteadily at his visitor. What a dreadful
oreaturo ho bad hoc mo 1 Nor was it liquor
alone that hud crazed hia brain. There is
a drug so easy of purchase, ao pleasing of
effect ab first, that insensibly it steals away
reason, oan lion, decency. On the hairy
hand of tho Frenchman were tiny red dots;
and similar dots tattooed r.ll his body. Ho
had not. learned to tako morphine In lho
oonvonient eapsnlc.i.aiid his dissipation was
attended by a tiny p.*.in like the prick ot
conscience. Ho was terribly pale,with the
j-t glazed pallor of a corpse, his eyea weirdly
bright, his litir.a few months ago untouched by tin)**-, streaked with gray. Of all sad
drift on the shores of time a human wreck
liko this is iho most dreadful.
" You are surprised to seo me," De
Restaud Baid, calmly, but Ins long thin
fingers trembled, showing the agitation he
���trove to repress.
���-1 should be glad lo assist you in any
way," Olive answered, his voico strangely
hoarse, tho words coming with difficulty.
"I think you can," said the other,slowly,
���'for you seem to have iulluence with her
and that old she-dragon, her aunt, I know
all about thnt night, your visit down tho
railroad. 1 know I havo a son, and for his
���ako I want you to help mo."
���'What ean I do ! Surely you must hive
a lawyer of your own. I would not undertake your cise for any c-Miaideration."
" l)j not bo too hasty, Mr. Oliver.
I do not require your services
in any legal capacity, but, as you say in
this country in your labor difficulties, as au
arhitratnr. My nephew in France is dead,
antl my father writes me to como homo and
brim* my wife and ohild."
'���Slio will never consent," Oliver aaid
hastily. "Her aunt would not let hor go."
"I think a husband has somo rights, Mr.
Oliver. Yon seo I am very temperate in
the matter, though 1 have cause for anger.
Now, my son has a future; tny father will
make him his heir, for iny brother is rich,
and, besides, none of us uro long-live.!. I
sliall not lust long; you see I have failed
very fast, I want to go back to tny own
country and livo the fow days loft, and I���
1��� waut you to help me." He broke down
in a womanish wny and took out his handkerchief. Oliver had felt contempt bofore,
It turned to pity now tor the sluinblin,*
creature s*> wretched in his mental degradation. "I am willing to forgive her the dis*
graao she has brought, upon me," he sobbed,
"even that application for divorce. My
father will overlook tho fact that I married
out of my station,���beneath me; though
never before would he notice my msrriage.
Tlio child has made all tho di.leren.-e In the
world, ai.d I haven't even boon allowed to
see him. It is a crime to treat a father so,
Evan an American court must recognize my
" I havo no confidence that you would
treat your wifo decently if she came back,
It wool d bo an unwise experiment." Oliver
aaid, coldly.
" Hut 1 givo you my word I will* Slio
can havo that awful aunt with her always.
I will not say threo words to either of them.
She can havo hur own houae iu Paris, or
live with my father: ouly I ask that my
child shall be brought hick to mo and my
father shall bo hit guardian, Vou see yourself I am fair and generous iu tho matter.
There is a great diflcreucQ between the lioir
of tho Da It-stand millions, oue of the finest
names iu France (I know Inmnot a worthy
representative of the family,monsieur),and
the child of a divorced woman in that
frightful Maine town, where they go to
sewing ���societies for ouo pleasure and to
praycr-mcelingBa.l the woek, Vou know
my wifo is not tit to bring up a child. How
did alio act with you 1 Wai thnt right and
proper even in au American young lady,
oh i'
"1 fail to soo anything in the conduot of
Mrs. do Kastaud that would not stand tho
most searching investigation." Baid Olivor.
������Vour owu cise would not be ao clear; and
I warn you an American jury is always on
tho aide of a woman ii she is good and has
boen wronged."
"Yor. ar.) on a vory high horse, Mr.
Olivor. Perhaps I can assist you to dismount. My wife's lawyer writes mo alio
will sue tor a divorce. Veiy well,so shall 1
"Really Mr. de Restaud,this is none of
my affair," cried Olivor, impatiently. "I
refuso to listen to you any longer."
"You will, moiiiieur, becauso it shall be
your afl'iir."
^^^   "How
���***^^ "I shall name you the co-respondent.
Your drivo with my wifo that night will
have no romance for a jury of sober-
minded citizens. 1).) not be too hasty.
I ha-e listened to conversation at a olub
political here, and I havs hoard you desire
office aom: tlmo, to bo governor of the
State, Tho scandal whioh you cannot
silenoj will hurt your chuicct, eh? I find
tho world eager to huar such things,
���tlio new jp.ipersol the opposition most anxious to publish ugly stories of an opponent.
You hive nn lonuny etiemlo* iu your profession : this will bo thoir opportunity.'
"You uro an iufornal scoundrel!" said
Olivor whito to the lips. "If you wero
anything hub a morphine wreck I would
throw yon out of my ollice."
" I tlo not desire to quarrel. I am a sick
man,���much weaker than I thought." De
Kastaud paused mil wiped his wot fore-
bead, breathing heavily. "This has boen
a task. You know the consequence: you
persuade my wifo to como back to me,
with tho aunt if she doiiro, but my child,
and go to France, or I bring suit for divorce
and the custody of my child and tell all the
'��� It is utter folly," criod Oliver. " Whal
oan I do ? I have no Influence over your
wife I I hardly know her; and the aunt
will never permit her to return."
"Tho old la ly is strict; she is proud, too;
and a young woman who has beon through
a divorce trial seldom cemes out with a
good namo,���no*, without reproach. Con-
aider it well, and writo Miss Patten what J
say. Truly [ think iny wife has a great
fancy for you." ���
Olivor rose and opened tho door. " Mr.
do Rostand, I will write you my decision.
I really mint ask you not to prolong thiB
interview. Thoi'j is a limit to my forbearance."
Di Roatau 1 biwod mockingly. "I shall
look for your answer booh. Perhaps the
doctor alao could influence Mis. de lleslaud.
I esteem tlio doctor: ho is an honest man,
and has baen good.to my son."
With a polite bow the (frenchman disappeared, and Oliver wont back to his desk.
What should lio do ? what could he tlo T
Do Restaud would carry out his throat,
thero was no doubt ol that. And, aftor all,
would it not bo better for his wifo to return? If thu family in France would care
for hor and tho child they wonld bo Bafe ;
and most women would look forward to
such a   bright future.   If she  refused to
"He was quite abort and fat," she sa<d,
[ anxiously, "and Skye really seemed to liko
: him, and he snid he would tako the very
j best care of him "
  "What is tho nutter, Mrs. Minny!" said
! a voice just behind her.
come, a trial, the publicity of a court-room-1 i.Qh, Mr, Oliver !" she cried, delighted*
the newspapers, a life-long something to be j_ giving him both her hands. "How
whispered about hor by some one who had { g\i{\ { am to seo you ! i have been so wor-
heard. How explain that daring drive ri0(j| I hate travelling I I can't fin 1 tho
across country ? viewed in tho cold light of man wh0 has my dog.   Oh, there he is 1'
reason it was a foolish thing ; and he,
Craig Oliver, must go on the witness-
stand and be questioned. A lawyer is a
poor witness, and he would be,     A   man
A fat baggige-mau caun along the platform at lhat moment, dragging a disconsolate masi of wool tied by a disproportion
ately largo rope,
of his agedoingtuoh a romantio, flilly action, j ����� Oh, thank you ever so muoh I" Minny
Then that story to the conductor. 1 he other beamed on him, hugging the dog in her
side would find him, of course, and perhaps armat iID*t (ie moo? He knows every-
a passenger who had seen Minny's farewell,  thing."
Tl.n ufl.nla   t I.i,*..-,   wai i,.���vnlaimi lit..       Th..Ti 1       ,.   ,
The whole thing was inexplaiuable. Then
his own past, the life of a wifeless man of
the world,���how would the jury of hard
working men view that? They had families
and uo temptations, and he was rich and
had enemies. It was social nnd political
death for him, and he knew it as he sat
there, yet he did not write.
A weok later Doctor John camo in. There
was no need of telling him : he had met De
Restaud, and had come to see what Oliver
would do.
"I havo not written her," said Oliver,
awkwardly, " except a liltle note thanking
her for her totter, I shall not write what
he wanted,"
"I havo, though," said Doctor John,
" both to Mrs. Minny and her aunt, Tho
Frenchman cannot trouble them long, and
after a year or ao Mrs, Minny will bo a
Parisian. AH I know of Paris and life
there is from novels. Qad, I think if they
aru true Mrs. Minny will be quite at homo
in France, She likes things different, you
should be a coward to advise her in
this matter," oriod Oliver. " I shall have
nothing to do with it."
Howovor, after sn hour's talk with his
sensible old friend ho changed nis mind and
wrote a sevorely formal letter to Mrs. de
Restaud, advising her to return to her husband. Her answer wai a piteous appeal.
What did he mean ? After all that had
happened, did he think she should trust
herself with a man who evory one Baid was
crazy. Doctor John road and shook hla
head. "She won't come," he said ; "but
you keep on writing, for the Frenchman
means what he aays. I seo him often as he
comes to my office. Sho need not say three
wnrds to him, and her aunt can be with her
alwaya till she is safe at his father's.
Thiswas duly written, but the answers
both from Miss Patten and her niece were
unsatisfactory until a few days before the
time sot by De Restaud. Oliver, maddened by her disregard of his warning, for
he learned De Restaud had his lawyer
engaged r id tho caso would bo presented, telegraphed her, "Are you coming
or no*,? I beg you will come at once. We
cannot fajo the consequences." He folt
like a coward, but what else could he do?
Fight with a madman iu a court-room ? it
was horrible. The answer oame promptly
from Mrs. de Restaud : she would start at
Oliver took the telegram and went to find
De Restaud. The suit for divorce must be
stopped. He had done his parr, and there
was no need for further anxiety. He drove
to Doctor John's office, but the doctor was
up in the mountains attending a case, and
wonld not be back for a day or two. He
knew where De Restaud lived,���-a furnished house he had hired for a few months,���
and he drove there. After some delay,
Annette, more corpulent than ever, opened
the door in response to his ring. Sho seemed worried and timorous in her manner,
and looked at him blankly as ho asked her
in English if Monsieur was at home. Then
Oliver remembered, and tried in imperfect
French,   She brightened up.
"No, monsieur," she said eagerly,
is seldom here; and Louis is always away.
1 like the farm better.   I am alone always,
always.     Monsieur is  so bad,   too,���oh,
dreadful I even Louis is afraid of him."
Oliver hesitated. The poor soul was even
friendly, she was so lonely. Perhaps she
wu not bad hearted,
"Do you think Et would be right for
madam to return?" he askod, slowly recalling each word from an imperfect momory.
He repeated it, as she did not comprehend;
then her manner changed.
" Oh, Monsieur," she oried, iu horror,
"never, never I He has said he will kill
her. He walks all night, sometime-*,, and
raves about hor, and looks so dreadful.
Louis said he did not like Madame, but
for the general's sake, she must koep away
from Monsieur. There would bo n crime ;
and the De Kestauds aro ao proud. 1 think
Monsieur ia quite mad now ; and he is so
thin ; he uats nothing, and some nights
there are iwo men to hold him, he sees unci*
thinga. I did not liko Madamo, she wai
not a French Inly, but I wish my worst
enemy no such fate as to be here."
"Yuii knew," mid Oliver, "thore was a
baby, u liltle boy ?"
"Yea, monsieur, and I im thankful.
Madame may have a good ho irt: she loved
tho little dog. I think sho would do right
to go to France,���to the goneral; ho iaa
grand man, and now thero is nu one of tho
itim��; little Alphonso in Paris is dead,
and his beautiful mother is dying of grief,
thoy writo us."
Oliver sliDpod a dollar in the woman's
fat hand. "You are a good soul," he said,
kindly. "1 trust aome day you will bo
back in France an 1 have a farm of your
Thanks, monsieur,��� and the beautiful
poultry I had suoh comfort with in the
mountains; it was better there,"
He heard the bolts rattle behind him as
i went to the waiting carriage. The poor
soul was alnnsta prisoner from hor fears.
What, should ho do ? Mrs. Minny had
started, and he oould not reach her by
telegraph. He told the driver to go to
the diflerent gambling-houses, and at eaoh
one ho got out and soarched for the Frenchman. He was not gambling, tho dealers
told him, all knowing De Restaud only too
woll, for lhe mad Frenchman had been a
familiar figure in tho night world of Denver for years. At the police station Olivor
could learn nothing: Do Rastaud had
evidently bought immunity from arrest.
Sick nt heart. Oliver gavo a description of
tho objeot of his search to a detective and
went homo. In the early morning the mau
oaiii-i to his house. He had not found De
Rastaud, but had learned and told such a
story of depravity and vice that Oliver's
half-formed purpose became an instant
" You see," the detectivo said, coolly,
" whon a gent gits down he's apt to be a
sight lower then jest a horned tough ; and,
���m I can learn, thia pertikler one haa sot
out to aoe jest how quick ho kin lling away
what littio life he's got loft in him, an1 how
low ho kin git a-doiu it; an' this ain't
harfI've learned."
"It is enough," Oliver said, briefly, as he
paid and dismissed him. Then he lustily
ate breakfast, left directions for his clerks,
and took the train for the East. He had writ*
ten Mrs. do Rostand what road to come to
Chicago, for he might wish to telegraph her
there.and he reckoned there was yet time to
meet hor before she took train for Denver,
He would tell Miss Patten tho whole story
and send her and her niece back,
Ho would advise them to godireotto Paris.
Annette's advice waa good. He was careless never to have thought of it before.
Oliver shuddered at tho prospect of tho
caae in court. He would have to endure it
if Do Restaud would not listen to reason. Perhaps hecouli keop it outof tho
papers. But ho knew Iii his heart not: he
was woll hated. "All for the Troublesome
little lady," ho sighed, "A protty mess I
got myself Into, as-iiating distressed dam-
Is,    And yet what man situated as I was
A sight," said the man, pleasantly,
and wasn't no particular trouble."
" Here is my trunk-check," Minny said,
giving it to Oliver, "and my satchel is
somewhere: io that corner, 1 aet ic down ;
it'a a wonder I did not lose it. Oh, what a
time I've had 1 Now where shall we go ?'
To find Miss Patten," smiled Oliver,
taking the satchel and umbrella, while she
followed carrying tho dog, and the small
audience of trainmen looked after her in
open approval"
"To nnd Miss Pat ton, of course."
Oh,   goodness!   I  wish   we  could 1"
giggled Mrs. Minny.
" What?" cried Oliver.
It's her turn, Mr. Oliver,   She hai run
" Not with you ? You are not alono ?"
"Why, of courao. Who was there? I
think it mean ol you to look cross, whon I
camo to keep your namo outof my troubles
because the dootor wrote it would ruin all
your political prospects. You helped me
onco, and I am coining baok to a man I���I
hate,���yes, I do,���and am at raid of, so no
ouo will aay a word about you." She looked at him with triumphant virtue ao satisfied and sweot he hung hia head, the words
of reproach dying on his lips.
"Well, there's the baby and nurse-girl,"
he said, hopefully.
"Why, no," she laughed. "Didn't I tell
you? Aunt Hannah stole the baby. Sho
ran away herself this time. Oh, do hire
one of those cunning cabs, and we'll go for
a drive, and I'll tell you all about it.
"Tho hansoms would bo too cold, Mis.
Minny. We will tako this oarrtago," be
said, calling one ; anil she, very well pleased, got in with the dog while ho deposited
her luggage on the front seat.
"You Bee," she said, leaning baok on the
cushioned seat as the carriage left the noisy
ttone pavement and talking was possible,
"Aunt Hannah got it into her head that
I did not love Francois���the baby-
enough. He really did seem to fuss the
moment I took him ; aud Aunt Hannah
knows bo many rules for bringing up children that I was nowhero with my own
ohild.   Old maids do, you know,   Thon ho
fot to look moro liko Hen���Monsieur de
lestau.i every day ; and th.it waa a trial.
Aunt Hannah said he was just fretty, but
I thought him de Restaudy. I suppose I
am awfully wioked, but I was glad Aunt-
Hannah wanted him. Then there was "
Mrs. Minny hesitated and looked away ; a
ta'.nt blush colored her round cheek,���" a
red headed young man who took mo riding,
���horseback-riding. I ait* sure there is no
harm in that. A homely young man," she
added, seeing the shadow on Oliver's faoe,
"not nice at alt; but one must have some
friends. And then one morning whon she
waa making the bod Aunt Hannah found
your letter under the pillow,���your first
oue; not tho ugly ones telling me it waa
my duty to come baok to my husband.
Funny business lettors those, not like you
or that lovely ride we had. I was desperate at having to come back : so maybe I
was mean to Aunt Hannah. Ono day she
and tho baby and its clothes disappeared,
and she lefta note telling tne that I was not
to search for her, for aho waa going to put
Fran kie���that's what ahe calls him���in safe
"I am sure there was no harm in that
letter," he said, stitlly.
" Oh, she wouldn't read it; I couldn't got
her to; and, just to tease becau-e sho said
my behavior was scandalous, I kissed the
letter and hid it away."
" Well, thia is a nice affair," said Oliver,
smiling a littio because Mrs. Minny waa so
gayly happy, "I don't see what wo aro
going to tin. I thought your aunt would
bo with you so I hurried on to prevent your
coming. It would not be safe. Your
���Mr, de Restaud has grown worse,���I
think is losing his mind. I came to send
you to France, to tho old general, where
probably Miss Patten has gone. Now you
are alono,   De Rostand hns a spy following
me, I am aure ; he had in Denver, and	
Oliver could not Bay his worat auspicious,
"It will be brought out iu tbe ourt, this
nice littio rido and everything," chirped
Mra. Minny, "like the chops and tomato
sauce in Dickons, aud everybody will think
me dreadful."
"You are very tluughtloas," he said,
"Now, please don't bo cross," hor pretty
mouth quivered and her oye- filled, "just
as we were having Buoh a lovely time. I
can't help boing jolly bio-mie I don't have
to go back to him. You kuow I thought
how sorry you'd 1*3 whon I died of a broken
heart and his meanness, and you'd eomo to
aeo me in my colli n. The Troublesotro
little lady would be troublesome no more,
but still aud quiet ns you'd like her to be,
and old and sorrowful, for one day of my
old life with him would take all tho young-
ness out of ms. Perhapi your oonncionc--
would hurt you a little because you had
driven ine back; for I would not havo come
but for you. The thought that your kindness to mo would injure your good namo
made me miserable. Dr. John wrote how
your political prospects would be ruined,���
political prospects is right, ia it not?���and
you couldn't he governor or anything,"
"Minny, say no more, ctied Oliver, hia
voice trembling) " my doar little girl. It
breaks my heart. Doctor John was cruel
to writo suoh nonsense ; he wa* too eager
to serve me, I don't want office; and I
would face tho Blander of tho world to
spurn you a moment's p*iin."
She trembled bo al his words he stopped
in tho midstof a sentence, reproaching himaolf for his lack of self-control. They wero
silent a few momenta ; then ahe said, with
hor old smile,���
"Now we've made up,���haven't wo?���
and you aro just as nioeasyou wore that
night, so please may my dog run a little on
the snow?"
"Of courao," he said, and set free the
small animal, who darted after birds, barking joyously. Among the discomforts of
having an erratic mistress were long confinement in eold dark oars and surreptitious
joumeyings under shawls and in baskets : so
in these latter daya of sudden journeys and
imprisonment Skye had grown to prizo
Ida hours of freedom. Perhaps in his
heart, though, he willingly endured nights
in the baggage-car for tho joy of being rid
of that red-faced black-eyed something
who slept so muoh and whom he must never
waken with a happy bark or jump. How
many times on account of that red-face 1
thing who cried had his darling's aunt
scouted him out of doors with a broom,
saying, " Scat, you dog 1 there, you've
waked tho baby again." Now, his dear
mistress was like her old self, and he, Syko,
though he never would tell, had soon Miss
Hannah and that baby slinking away from
the house In Maine liko criminals, and ho
had never noticed their departure by one
small bark, for fear they might return,
" I am very hungry," said Mrs. Minny
as the carriage turned back to the city,
"and as my dug is hungry too, it would he
a good idea for you to take ih to a private
room in some restaurant, where we can
[eod Skye ou tho carpet when the waiter is
that nijht would havo dono otherwise?"     I out."
In the depot in Chicago a protty young I There was nothing to do, of course, but
woman was frantically Hiirching fora par- to accede to thia demand: Tho vory fact
ticular baggage man. Slio had on a next! that sho was hungry appealed to Oliver's
bin a gown, a seal-akin jackot, and a jaunty j generous heart. Ho thought, howovor, as
hat sjt over her curls. She was so sweetly they wont up the stairs to a cosey privato
protty that aoverat iron-hoartod train- ] supper-room,this wouldsound unpleasantly
employees were moved to interest and sym-  to a jury.   He oould ovon fanoy the attor-
you, Mr. Oliver, think this proceeding a
proper one?Does societyconaitlcr it discreet
for an unmarried man to take a young
married In-dy to auch a placo in the absence
of her husband ?" etc. Still, Mrs. Minny
enjoyed everything so much, Oliver forgot
his feus, and was merry enough in his
way. The dog, gorged with food, showed
ofl his most amusing tricks, whleh Mrs.
Minny admitted he never would do before
when strangers were present,
"I think he is really getting fond of
you," Bhe said tenderly.
Oliver, aware oi the silliness of it, but
���leased at that trustful glance, said he
lopsd ao.
Hs left Mrs, Minny at a hotel, register-
ing her name and ordering a good room for
her, then with almost a sense of reli-f
walked to another hotel, a long distance
away. He hoped the any might ba following : once or twice he looked behind, but
there seemed no one. At his hotel a telegram awaited him. It was from a clerk in
his office:
" Dr. Achorn telegraphed from Pueblo
to you in Denver, ' Henri de Restaud died
thia morning at the insane asylum. Funeral in Denver.' I telegraphed him you
were in Chicago."
A second telegram was brought Oliver
just as he was going to bnd : it was from
Doctor John:
"Toll Mrs. do Restaud. They ueod not
come on���too late for funeral. Waa unoon*
acinus. Loft no message. CUd you are
with them.
"Jons* AcIIons."
Death had released the suit for
divorce: it would never be brought,
antl tho vengeance of a crazed brain
was over. With a quick beat of
his ho art Oliver realized Mrs. Minny waa
free at laat: perhaps sho could learn to
caro for him somo day,���with a swift repulsion as ho thought of the dead far across
the nlaini. Yet for onoo death had beon
kind to the living, aud who was there to
mourn Henri de Restaud ? His mother
died in his boyhood, hia father drove him
from France, his wife hated and feared
him, his child would never see hia face,
and hia servants were only kept by lavish
payments. So men may make a mookery
of living, a shame of days, may be biota on
this fair earth, useless in a useful world,
may causo but pain and sadness, and go
into eternity moro friendless, more wretched in their self-inflicted degradation, than
the outcast dog slinking through the
alleys of a city,
(to he continued.I
r  j
Inclitrnt* Hhl.-h Would  Aliiiu-t   Irml   lo
the opinion Thai Kcasu Deliberate.
1 White on a moose-hunting trip in the
wilds of Northern Canada," says an Ameri-
au naturalist, " I visited a trapper's camp.
Among other skins, that of a large gray
wolf attracted my attontion. He said they
were quite plentiful in that section, nn assertion we oould verify by the howling of
the brutes that night. The story he related
respecting the capture of this wolf demonstrated considerable strategy and sound
reasoning practised by the denizens of the
foroat. He said that one day he and his boy
were iu their canoe on a small lake when a
fiaok of wolves drove a large buck into the
ake, and alter remaining a short time on
the shore, apparently holding a consultation with one auother, one ot the number
pluuged into the water and swam after the
deer. Then they immediately ran awiftly
round the ahore of the lake and secreted
themselves on the opposite side of the lake,
ready to pounoe on the unsuspecting deer
and pull him down when he reached ahore,
but their well-planned scheme was thwarted
by the trapper paddling out and shooting
' deer.
appoint a sentinel to keep watch while they
stale the farmer's corn,    lheir object iu
view    woe to   obtain tlie corn.    If thoy	
have no language, by what mothod do tliey   The Quren-n Lenten lur-* -Death otntx li
select their sentinel ?    Did they shake dice.
pull straws cr flip pennies? And how did
thc one elected to ihis high position know
he had been elected? He evidently did
know as he did not attempt to enter tlio
large gray ' field, but at once took hia position upo.i
the tree.
"These are indeed hard questions  to
lir.'sllti*.' Old I'tii-IMi lliircuil     i* A��.
i*ii*iic Paiai-e To Be Tnrneil Into a Mn-
There is an old woman up at Perth, in
Scotland, who conmunicatea with Queen
Victoria every day in the year. Her
Majeaty   la fond of most thinga  Scotch,
both wolf and
" The domestic dog ia undoubtedly the
most intelligent of all tho lower animals.
He has been the companion of man since
the remotest period of antiquity and possesses many traits in common with the human
answer. In Ceylon crows are protected as among others shortbread. Now, for soma
scavengers. A gentleman toldme that one �����*"������ ,or ,>t*-*r. shortbread cannot ba made
dayasmall dog was eating a piece of meat in England as it ahould be. But * few
by the road-side. A crow offered to assiat yea" ago her Majesty discovered at Perth
him in devouring it, but the dog objected. " �����<*��� W0In*-n who could make it as no one
Tho crow flew away and fl00n returned,! else, even in Scotland, could make it. Sinoe
bringing another crow with him. One of which time the aame aged dame has every
them pulled the dog'a tail with hia bill, day baked with her own hands a cake of
and when the dog turned to defend his tail shortbread, packed it herself and dispatch-
the other captured the meat and dew away, f *-����� t0 h�� sovereign. Her Majesty mikes
These crowa seem to each have an end little or no difference with her dinner menu
in view. In one c-.se, it waa the eud of during Leut. Queen Victoria spent her
the dog's tall, in theother.it was to capture honeymoon in Lent, whilo the Prince of
thepieoeof meat, success crowning both '. Wale* snd his sister, Princess Louise, were
efforts" both married in Lent.   Her Majesty haa
Dr. Green Is at work on a paper relating ! I8** Put uPon tha t��l)l8 at <*-������ -""-* ��Q Fri-
vonderlul bees , days for those
many incidents about the wonderlul beea
and other Insects, which lie will read at a
meeting of the Society of Natural Sciences.
A  Toronto Detective Is Convinced   That
Alltn, ofSI. Tlmm-it, Wm Murdered.
A Toronto despatch says:���Detective
John Murray returned te the city from St.
Thomas on Saturday, where he has been
enquiring into the mysterious death of
Roger Allin, who, It was supposed committed suicide in that city on the evening of
November 3), 1893.
Allin, ten years before, loft hia family
with whom he had fer aome time lived very
unhappily, and went to live in Detroit,
Hofore his departure for the City of the
Straits he took out a life insurance policy
for $5,000. Once or twice each year of hia
absence he sent money to pay the premiums
on the policy. It was only on theso occasions that the members of his family heard
from him. The policy originally provided
that his wife was to receive ��1,001) in the
event of hia death, and eaoh of the chil-
pren $500. One of the latter, Frederick,
lived in Cincinnati and the other membars
of the family all lived in the vicinity of St.
Allin returned to his family in St. Thomas
last August, and shortly afterwards altered
the policy bo that the son, Thomas, was to
receive $1,000, thc daughter Johanna,
$1,009, and hia wife $3,000. The last seen
of Allin alive was on the evening of November 30. On that date he dined with his
son John, and about 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the same day was seen by a young
man who knew him well at the general
post-oflice, where he aaid ho waa expecting
a letter from hia aon Frederick, ot Cincinnati. This was the last seen of him. On
the following morning he was found dead
in front of a neighbor a house, Mr, Burrige,
by lhe son-in-law of the latter.
from ear to ear, but observant people who
saw the body, and were told tha' he had
committed suicide were loth to accept this,
as his clothing was remarkably freo from
blootl stains. When the coroner waa investigating tho matter he discovered on the
railroad track about 22Q yards from where
tho Im ly was found a spit six or eight inches in circumferencj which looked like a
blood stain.
Whilo it haa generally been accept-* 1 in
tho neighborhood that Allin committed
suicide, a few there are who have adhered
tenaciously to tho viow lint ho was
foully murdered. People who have
this view say also that he was not
murdered with his clothes on. They think
that the crime was committedinsome house
when Allin was asleep, that hn was, aftor
tho crime, dressed and subsequently placed
on the railway track with tho object of
having all signs of the crime obliterated.
Recent investigations bear out this theory.
At 10 o'clock en the evening of Alibi's
d ath the call-boy of the Grand Trunk
railway was proceeding up the track with
a lantern in his hand. He aaya he waa
within 200 yards of where the body was
found. It is supposed from thia that the
murderers, who wore carrying the body to
some placo on tho track whero tho next
train would mangle it beyond recognition,
saw the lad'a light,and, becoming frightened
dropped tho murdered man where no was
hur-z m: was huudkhed.
Detective Murray is quietly working on
the caso, and hopes soon to have tho guilty
parties brought to justice. There is no
doubt in his mind, aince hia recent investigations, that Allin was foully murdered.
Sensational dexelopmentsin tho caao are
looked for bofore many weeks. The son.
John, who, by his father's final alteration
in the torim of tlio lifo insurance policy
was loft nothing, has, it is understood,
entered an action to recover $5JO, the
amount originally be--uoi,tho'i to him.
��� i ��� ���'  ' '-a* .        .���������
Night Dress   Sachet,
A night dreas sachet ia of itaelf an attractive addition to a pretty bed. This is
about fifteen inches square and may be
made of Bapphire blue satin lined with piuk
silk, and filled quito thickly wilh French
cotton; or if one ia making it, aud French
cotton is not available, the beat quality of
cotton wool will do. A heavy blue silk
oord finishes the edge and a double fan of
' point de Genes" Uae is held in place with
French bow of ribbon. Many have
embroidery or hand-painting as an addition
noy for the prosecution's question, " Did
suited to thia v e-y changeable soason than
the usually worn fur cloaks and capes.
The tailor made costume has a comfortable
well-fitlinglook, and ismadeof tweed with a
cr isb bar princess front with circular skirt,
buttoned from waist to full length. CoatBhape
corsage with deep akirt,back cut, with fullness tot in at Beams, Wide rovers collars
of cross bar, with velvet rover over, and
forming deep collar at back. Very large
sleeves laid in deep plaits at top, with narrow effect showing at top. Sleeves fitting
below elbow,finished with narrow turn back
cuff, with velvet cuff over. Velvet hat.
with large bow ic front,and feathers on top
and back of crown. Material required, SO
inches wide, 12 yards.
to this beauty, but simplicity and ric hness
of material recommends itself in thia ono
nud aro preferred by tiu imj-i*ity,������
[Toronto Ladies' Journal,
London is to havo a university that wil
rival Oxford and Cambridge. All the pro
limlnary dutalls for its establishment have
been arranged.
A Spring Fashion Hint.
We notice, "says the Toronto Ladies'
Journal for March,ulsters are again in popu-
 ...,, ,,,  ,  lar favor. If you wish to havo a comfort-
race. Thero are few human passlonB not !��ble�� stylish ono make it uo according to
sharetl in by the dog. He is, liko man, sub- tho modol ahowu here. Ulstera are better
ject to anger, jealousy, envy, love, hatred
and grief.'and, liko human beinga, there
are both good and bad individuals. A bad
dog, ono who kills aheep, for instance, usually haa
and when they go on one of their murderous expeditions they almost invariably go
after dark, that thoy may not bo seen. It
is aaid they have never been known to kilt
their master's sheep, but often pass through
thu \ery pasture where the flock ia kept
without moleating thom and go several
miles from homo. After murdering scores
of sheep, they return by a circuitous route,
that t hey may not be detected,
"We have a amall blaok-and*tan dog that
we think a very remarkable animal. Ho
certainly understands portions of the Knglish language, and I think I can prove that
he reasons in many ways. He ia fond of
playing ball, and when told to go and blind,
he goea into the adjoining room and lies
down in the corner, placing hia nose between his paws until he hears the word
ready, which is spoken after the ball has
been hidden, when ���� runs rapidly into the
room and hunts mini he finds Et. One day
after dinner ho oame suddenly into the
library, making a peculiar, barking noise,
running excitedly to me and then to the
hall door, repeating thia nntil at! st I consented to go and see what ho desired. On
reaching the dining-room he ran to the
servant-girl, and then to me, looking me in
the face aud whining. The girl informed
me that, previous to coming to me, he had
been coaxing her for soma of the roast lamb
left from dinner. Having been refused by
her, he evidently decided to appeal to a
higher authority, and now anxiously awaited my decision. On hearing me tell the girl
that if he wanted it as badly aa all that,
she muat give it tc him, he immediately ran
to her and paid no more attontion to me,
hut succeeded in obtaining hia roost lamb.
He iB now becoming troublesome, as he goea
through the same performance whenever ho
cannot obtain whatever he desires. He ia
fond of aiecoing in front of the grate when
lighted. Not long since he went up-Btaiia
to my daughter, and in
coaxed her down to the library, and, going
diroctly to the grate, looked with imploring
eyes first at her and then at the grate.
After the gas waa lighted he immediately
laid down, apparently satisfied, and went
to sleep, having obtained the end which he
had in view.
������ It is said that no animal dreams which
doea not think, and we all know that doga
dream. Fox-hounds will dream that they
are on the chase and will bark in an excited
" A fox alao uses reason, I conclude,
when he outwits the trapper by digging
beneath and springing the trap whicli has
boeu act for him and then deliberately devouring the bait placed there to allure
" I have been amazed at the work performed by beavera in northern Canada,
They certainly uae reison, and muat possess, it seems to me, a certain amount of
topogranhjcal knowlodgo of the country, in
selecting a proper location for building a
dam. Their object is to be build as short n
'lam ns possible, which will caiiBe the
greatest number of acres of land to becumo
overflowed, constituting what is known as
n beaver meadow, Much reason as well as
skill Is used in constructing a dam. If tho
stream is sluggish, the dam is built in a
straight line from hank to bank, but if the
current ia swift, they invariably haild it jn
tho form of a orescent, with tho convexity
up stream, the reason boing to givo it more
Btreogth to withstand the cm-rent. They
alao seem to use good judgment in building
thoir houses, whioh aro constructed with
the aame material as the dam. Thoir living apartments aro above high-water mark,
with a kind of thatched roof; iomeshaped
and covered with a thick layer of mud,
which, whon froisn, resists the attacks of
wolves and other animala which would
otherwise molest them,
" Thore is no doubt in my mind that animals, birds and oven insects have some
means of 'jom.nunication between those of
tho same specie. Many newspaper jokes
have been perpetrated at the expense to
Prof, Garner, who went to Africa to try to
learn tho language ot (he monkeys. Paul
du Chaillu, who spent many years in Afrioa,
sayB ho believes Garner is right, and that
tho monkeys havo' a language. Anyone
who has wutohiid a lion and her brood, it
seems tn me, oannot doubt that
Whenever a grasshopper is caught or a
worm is found, she calls Iter ohildren by repeating short, clucking wnrds, when evory
chick comes running as fast aa his little
legi will carry him. When sho aeea a hawk
approaching, she at onco "peaks to them,
using different words than boforo. Then
evory member of the brood runs for dear
life for cover, and in a few seconds not one
can be seen. After the danger ia past,
sho again adi-reasea them wilh pleasant
ds, worand with an assuring tono, when at
once they all come forth from thoir hiding
placo to again enjoy tho society of thoir
cherished mother, '
Tho warning note given by somo anakoa
to thoir young causes tlio latter to tako
rofugo down their mother's throat. Many
other Instances provo the existence of an
an inn. 1 language, so it seems to me.
"When a Hock of crows ia about to invade the farmer's corn-Moid for tho purpose
of pulling up the green corn, lhey ha ! ha I
or in other worda talk crow-talk in tho
adjoining woods. Then one of the number
takes his position ou tho limb ol a dead
troo near by and acts as sentinel, while the
others enter tho corn-field and bogin operations. If ii,) one disturbs them, after awhile
one of them in the field changes places with
the faithful sentinel, while ho rcgalea himself upon the tender corn. If any ore approaches, the note of warning is at onco given, when all go for tho woods as fast as
they can fly. Would not intelligent hoys
who wero going to tob a melon palch do
just tho same thing ''. In thnt ���cum; it would
be reason and ajvery reasonable thing to do,
Now, if thoiie crows did not roason, but
acted alone from instinct, aooordlng lo Iho
definition of
On a Hand-Cap.
A correspondent of Forest and Stream
went up the Oroya Riilroad in the Andes,
a wonderful piece of railway engineering.
Tho sharp ascent began at noon, over
terraces, through tunnels drilled in the colid
rock, and over bridges spanning awful
chasms. At three o'clock thoy reached
their destination, aomo ton thousand feet
above the level of the aea, Afto-* a auba-
tantial dinner, which the mountain air
rendered doubly acceptable, tho party
began making preparations for the descent,
which was to be accomplished in a handcar by the force of gravity alone.
The hand-car had been brought up with
ua on the train, and when the men came to
put it together it wa-i discovered that the
fastenings of two of tho wheels wero broken,
Allot a hurried consultation, as it was
growing late, some telegraph wire was
found, and the broken portions wore tied
together. Tho mon in cliar.ve of the descent
hoped this would answer, they said.
"And if it dosen'tt'1 I asked. They
shrugged their shoulders.
I lookod askance at my co.npinions, but
they stood by in silence Probably, like
myself, they would willingly havBaenonded
a proposition to roturn by the regular train,
but wero too proud to make it,
Without a word we took our scats on the
car. Silently one of tho employes opened a
bag and took out three revolvers, handing
one to each of his companions. Thoy cocked theae weapons in a matter-of-fact way
and placed them between their feet.
"This car is uaed by thepaymaater," one
of them thoughtfully  explained, "and it
isn't uncommon for deaperadoes to throw
it  off the track.   I got a  tumble and
bullet myself not ao very
long ago,"
Again I looked at my
o mpaniona. It waa perhapa owing to the al tltude
that they aeemed to exhibit
thoae who wish to partake of it,
as she never dictates to anyone about bia
or her religious customs; but one saored
habit in the royal household ia daily morn *
prayer, which is rigorously insisted upon.
Sir Harry Verney, the second oldest bar*
oiiet in England, who died a fow daya ago
at the ripe old age of 93, retired from Ina
army as far back as 1MJT. Sir Harry will
be much missed in Buckinghamshire, and
the more so on account of the very regret-
able circumstances which have embittered
hia declining yeara, and have neceeaarily obscured the social prospects of hia eldest son
and successor, who ia now 55 years of age
and the father of two grown-up daughters.
The tale baronet, who succeeded to hie father's brand new title in 1820, was, aa Cap*
tain Calvert, of the Grenaiiera, aome time
firivate secretary to tho great Duke of Wei*
iugton. He obtained permission by royal
aigo manual to change hia name to Verney
in 1827, aince, though entirely unrelated to
that family, he had then succeeded to their
A certain Miss Nicholson married the eon
and heir presumptive of Lord Farmanagb;
by this husband, who predeceased his father,
she had a daughter, Mary Verney, who was
created llaronesa Farmanagh in 1782. Her
ladyship's mother married secondly Rich*
ard Calvert, the far-away kinsman of a London brewer, called Felix Calvert, immortal*
izedunderanothername by Thackeray. Lady
Farmanagh left her estates to her half-sister
by tho latter marriage, Catherine Calvert,
who in her turn bequeathed them to tho
late Sir Harry, then Captain Calvert, who
was a grandson of the aforesaid Felix, the
brewer, and proprietor of "Foker'B entire"
a well-known brand of British porter. Sir
Harry Verney waa not the oldest baronet,
for Rev. Str J. W. Hayes iB now in his 05th
year, having been born Aug. 12, 1799-
The quaint old red Palace of Kew- in the
suburbs of London, whicli looka like the
money box which always atood on tha
nursory mantel-shelf and into which oente
went and never came out, is doomed either
to be turned into a supplementary museum
or to come down altogether. It has not
been occupied for nearly a hundred y*>ara
and has no furniture in it. Being a royal
palace it has a staff of servants, the chief
of which is the housekeeper, who has a
pretty little house oloae by. There was
some talk of this palace being made a real*
donee for the Duke and Duchfas of York,
but the project fell through. Few people
are awaro that buried among the woods
botween Kew and Richmond ia a very
charming old cottage called "Tho Queen l
Teahouse,'' Il was buiit for Queen Char*
loLte, who used to come there often during
her moat weary yeara of waiting to drink a
dish of tea. There ia mill in it some rare
old blue delf tea ware, pretty chintzes and
valuable prints. This little house, which
has only two rooms and a kitchen, Is also
weighted with retainers and the "keeper
of the queen's cottage" has a house and
salary from the lord chamberlain's depart*
ment, All round the green at Kew are a
number of small and largo houiea, the
property of Queen Victoria. They were
originally built to hold George III, s suite
during hia insanity. The largeat belongs
to the Duko of Cambridge and another her
Majeaty lately gave to the dowager Lady
Krroll; in a third roaidea old Lord Perth,
who bears also tho ancient title of Duke of
Melfcrt: with him lives hia only daughter,
Lady Kdith Drummond, to whom the
dukedom descends on her father's death.
the preliminary symptom
of mountain sickness. As
for myself my heart was
in my mouth ; but it did
not trouble mo long, for
of a sudden the brakes
were taken off, and with
a spring, tho car shot forward, apparently leaving
at tho point of departure
my entire internal economy.
Down we rushed wilh ever increasing
speed, tho car swaying from side to aide, on
ono handjthe mountain wall, on the othera
drop of perhaps a thousand feot, through
tunnels of midnight darkness, round sharp
ourvca whero thc broken wheelsfairlycrcak-
ed with thealrain.
Tho starless night closed in around un.
It was uow simply a question of chance as
we plunged into tho darknesa,
"Wo ought to havo started sooner," muttered onoof the mon; "a btick or a stono, or
oven a dog on tho track, would throw us
into tho valley.''
Nobody answered him. All talk, difficult enough bofore on account of tho rush
ing wind, now ceased, and in silence we
watched tho sparks fly from the wheels.
Thoughts of armed outlaws and nf broken
fastenings kept running through my mind,
and the journey loomed almost oudloas.
At last the sudden twists around the
sharp curves ceased. Wo wore in the valley,    l'r.i'.'utly a big light hurst upon ua,
"Down brakesf cried one of the men.
The station was before us.   Thank God!
Lord Forester, as the descendant and
representative of 'ohn Forester, of Wat*
ling street, County Salop, to whom the slill
extant grant was made by Henry VIIL,
enjoys the privilege, if it is ono, of remaining covered in the presence of royal kings
of Knglani, his first obeisance having been
made. Lord Kingsdale inherits a similar
doubtful distinction, but iclhe former ease
the grant waa made for some mysterious
and unexplained reason to a commoner ; ia
tho latter to the Irish Earl of Ulster, John
de Couroy, as far baok aa the reign of King
John, while the Forester peerage la hardly
moro than seventy years old.
The King of England and Philip II. of
Franco agreed to settle some disputo as to
that very fruitful subject of contention,
the Norman duchy, by single combat. The
Earl of Ulater represented England, and
no sooner p.it in an appearance than the
French   knight  selected to   oppose   him
Sut spurs to his horae and bolted. King
ohn then made the usual imprudent
promise of the period to grant the earl
anything he might choose to ask, and the
good earl, who had good reasons for despising Lackland, declared that he simply
wished to be aaved the trouble of removing hia hoad covering in future out of courtly in a t ine t. The Lords Kingsdale have
occasionally claimed their " privilege,"
once for obvious reasona, after tne abdication of Jamea II., whon Dutch William
commented on the apparent disrespect to
his royal dignity, and then gloomily as-
acnlod, and at a much later period one ot
them is said to havo kept hia hat on In the
presence of George III,
Dower Chests of Olden Days.
Iu Holland the dower chest once formed a
part of every bride's equipment. Less
portable, but more flightly than the "Saratoga" trunk, it fulf-lled its purpose with
grace nnd dignity, passing down its an heir-
room from generation to generation. The
modern cheat ia an easy thing to aoctire.bnt
theae the up-to-date girl holds in disdain*
her chest, must be really antique, of carved
oak, of Kugliah or Flemish make,or elaborately inlaid with marquetcrie of colored
woods and dated or initialled with figures
and characters eloquent of oilier times and
manners. There are vory few of the genuine
old-fashioned "dower cheats" to be aeon on
this aide of tho Atlantic, One of them in
thia city ia a vory massive affair, weighing
several hundred pounds.
thoy mtiBt havo acted without experience,
without deliberation and without any end Oneof the oldest families in Virginia, a
in view. But thoy did deliberate, talk tho ��� branch of which resides in Brooklyn, have
atterovcrinthowoods.owingprohably to' for generations spoiled their surname En*
oir paat experience In having been fired rmighty, but they pronounce it Darby,
pon while in the farmor'a corn-field, and Anothor family namo in Virginia is that of
hoy took tho precaution to elect, select or' Taliaferro, which is pronounced Toliver,
Nice About It.
Grocer-Did Mr, Newpill pay that $30*
bill ho owes?
Collector���No, air ; Iml he was very nice
about it. Ho t-anl that he hoped ho would
noon hnve n chance to work it oil" iu attend-
iliicu on your family.
Clearing an Obstacle.
An Irishman, having placed a now chimney on hit cottage, called one of his neighbours to show him hie handiwork.
"Now 1 what do yez think to it!" said
Miko to hia neighbour,
" Hegorro," Baid lhat worthy, " but the
chimney is laneing to the left.'
"An' bedad I" replied Mike, "if you wu/.
lo go round to the backyard an' look at it,
you'd say it wuz laneing to the roight, ss
shure it muit bo atraight." ^~
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Hunter  a Candidate.
Announcement to the Electors:
The undersigned will  be a  candidate
for the District of Comox at  thc  forth*
coming Provincial election.
Joseph Hunter.
Character should count for something
in a candidate.
It would be a lasting disgrace to this
diitrict if it elected a man as representative who did not represent also llie aver-
aye morality of the people.
We notice the Victoria Times (Opposition; dubs Shorty a "Dr.", and in many
ways shows ils sympathy for him. Jusl
as wc expected. The Tunes knows its
Railroad .Shorty's candidacy sprang
from the womb of the Opposition. Honest oppositionists despise it: genuine Gov
ernment supporters detest it; and all
good men abhor it.
How happens it that Shorty was not
;it the wrestling and boxing exhibition at
Courtenay list Wednesday? Since tic
won $5 of Nimble Jim at lhe famous
wrestling "mill" some time ago, he has
been looked upon as a promising Sport,
and would shine much better in that line
than as a legislative candidate.
The dark lantern party should holt' an
other meeting, if for no other reason than
jusl to note the absentees. Like the feeble youth whose ambition was for fine
whiskers, bin coax what he would wilh
various unguents, could only find, after
months ol effort here and there a stray-
ling hair, bethought himself of a band to
call them together, so the dark lantenicrs
should adopt sonic such artifice to bring
in their straglers. It is true there arc
not many of them and a band might be
too expensive for their exchequer. How
Would a lin whistle do?
Tariff Changes.
The tariff schedule of the Finance
Minister, while not what we would like is
nevertheless in llie right direction, Tlie
reduction on fanning implements will
please the fanners; but wc regret lo say
that the duty on many things is still unnecessarily high, Of course fiee trade
will not do in our present condition but
v.i- ihould come much nearer a tariff lor
revenue, witb its incidental protection.
Bui perhaps quite as important to us as
an\ reduction contained in the tariff directly, will be the ratification of the
l-'rcnch treaty. This is expected shortly
to lake place. It is in the nature of trade
reciprocity, ami the more such treaties
the better. Tli*-*y will increase nur trade
and to thc extent they go cheapen products whicli wc consume. As long as
the United States keep up so stiff a tariff as even that provided in the Wilson
Hill, we cannot do much better than we
have except by special treaties. It is to
be hoped thai thc visit ofa Cabinet Minister to Australia will yet bear fruit, and
some trad*-* treaty made which shall prove
mutually advantageous between us and
our antipodal friends.
A   Railroad Enterprise.
Articles have been filed at Seattle to incorporate lhe lllainc and Fasten. Kail-
road. The capital stock of llie company
is $400,000 in $100 shares. The company's hcadtjuartes are to be at Seattle
with a branch office at Blaine. The road
is to be twenty-four or twenty six miles
long, *��nd will run from deep water at
Blaine to Lyndcn, and from there to a
point on tlie Like Shore road yet to be
determined, where connection Can best
be made with that road and by it with
the Norhern Pacific and Canadian Pacific, while connection will be made with
tbe Great Northern at lllaine. Arrangements aie also being made for lhe establishment of a daily steamer line to Victor
ia, which will reduce the time between
the two points to three hours. This will
reduce the distance from Victoria east
over forty miles by way of lllaine, as com
pared with llie Vancouver route. The
necessary financial arrangements have
been completed, and all the subsidy re
quired lias been or is being granted.
The road is backed by parlies in Minneapolis, Chicago and other eastern cilies,
who also propose to establish several industries at lllaine, one ol them contem-
pkiting the establishment of an electric
light plant. The mad as proposed traverses a large body of cedar limber in llie
Nooksack Valley, as well as rich tracts of
agricultural land, and coal and iron deposits are also expected to furnish traffic
in tbe future.���]), C. Com. Journal.
Union Saw Mill.
& 1��L fa
List of names ot persons dropped from
register of voters Coniox K'ectoral District at Scruting held ai Union <m Friday, April 6th 1804, by W, B. Anderson
collector, with the aid of Waller Harvey
and (ieo. Clinton Fsqiircs.
No. Name. Profession
Drojiiiutl trom list.
Anthony   David��� Miner
Booth       James--   Blacksmith
Christie    James���   Clergyman
Coates      John Ableson��� Farmer
Fraser      Alexander-   Clergyman
Ferguson John*��� Lumberman
Gage        Walter���   Fanner
Grieve      Thomas Wm ���  Farmer
Harrigan Andrew���       Farmer
Henderson Kenneth��� Laborer
UUI Lewis A.-*- Clerk
Hunter     Wm. Bailie��� Miner
Hodson   Richard H.���   do
Knox        Joseph���     Farmer
Lang try   Harry���       Labrourcr
McLean    Peter--       Miller
McNeil    Stephen���   Miner
McDonald James���   Lo/ger
McMurrAy Frank--      do
Martin     Charles���   Hotel Keepet
Murdock   John��� ?
Murray      David���   Labourer
Nicholls    j. V.���      Miner
Ribeiro     Juan F ���   Labourer
Ross        Duncan���   Teacher
Rov Join.���        Miner
Sargent    Jonah���       Brakesman
Sutherland James���   Teacher
Stevens    Matthew lames��� Parson
Throup   Curmanuel���      ?
Tantrum Thomas���     Miner
Vlckers   John��� do
Young    janies Win.��� Physician
Transferred to oilier ZMatriote���   lo whero
1 Casey Lewis, Logger���Victoria, City
2 Gmve Win II,   ?   -       do       clo
3 Guillod Harry, Ind. Agt���Cow. & Al.
4 Gladding Charles, Butcher���Vic. City
5 Hawksby William, Labourer��� do do
6 Heail'crbcll William, Mason���do do
7 Honevman John I.,? ��� Na. Citv
�� Mitchell Charles F. ? ��� do do"
9 Nuims Fred. Lloyd      ?   ��� Vic. do
10 Wilcox Robt. Ralph, Clerk���Na. City
11 Cars-caddcn Robert, Teacher���Van C
VV. II. Anderson
Coniox, B. C. Collector
April 12th 1894
First Dam, by Scotchman.   Second Dam
by   Bay Wallace.   Third Dam,
by Waxwork, etc.
Thc Karl of Moray, Jr., is a Drappled
Brown in color, three white feet, with
beautiful action ami thc finest quality of
bone, and like bis sire has a great constitution. He is rising lour years old, Foal
ed July 5th, 1887, and weighs 1400 lbs.
Ile was imported by John lletbeiingion,
from Bruce County, Ontario, and will
make the season ol 1894 on his farm, Comox.
Kail of Moray; is by Karl of Moray,
(-4.154-) registered in the Clydesdale Stud
Book, Vol. VIII, page 422, witli bis dam
Nance of Inchstelly, as it appears in his
pedigree.    I). MclNTOSH.
Terms��� To insure for the season, Si2.
���        For single service, $'5.
���       Groom fees, $1.50.
Courtenay Bakery
Courtenay. B. (I
Will supply Bread of rest quality, and superior Cakes   and   Pies.
"Wedding*  Cakes u Specially.
People of Union   will  be supplied  from
cart   i.vi.kv   WEEK   MAV and  the  Bay
folk   Monday,  Wednesday  and  Friday.
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, 11. C
Union Clothing Store.
Goods At  Cost.
For the next thirty days you can purchase at the Union Clothing Store Cloth
ing, Hats, Boots, Shots, White and Colon! Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Gents under
Clothing, Socks. Overalls, Cardigan Jack
ets at cost. The above goods all new*.
Please call and inspect goods. Suits
made to order al the lowest possible price
J. T. Grieve.
. Butcher Sandwick.
Wilt run butcher cart to Union Wednesdays, and Tuesdays around Coniox
Settlement, Bay and Courtenay; Saturdays around Courtenay and the Hay.
Will supply vegetables, eggs, butter,
and cream.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
tice. ''
Also all kinds of sawn and
�����split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & L. Mounce, Prnprs.
Society    Cards
I. O. O. F., No .11 J
Union Lodge, I, O. O. F., mafcts every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited tn attend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Louge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R.
Courtenay B.C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R, S. McConnell,
Secretary. _
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon,at 8 p. in. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John Bind
-    ���*���;. R.S.
C. Oi O. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O
O. F. meet in the nld North Comox*
school h.ouse every sccovd Monday at 8
I*, m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. IJ. Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister   and  Solicitor.   Office in  2nd
flat, Green's Block,  Nanaimo,   B. C
Wil! be in Union every Wednesday and
Courienay on Thursday,
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
nstuu fitroet ��� Nanaimo B. C.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for tbe same money?
All persons driving over tho wharf
or In-idges in C<jui(.x district Hotter
thnn u walk, will lis pi'oseoutud aceoi'd
ng to law.
S. dwell
Gov. Agent.
McKenzie & Smith.
Conduct a General
Teaming and Livery Business
TbeOrent IliHlyiin lithe most wondortal
i.lHPovpry c-i'thftRgo. Kudt'iM.*d bj ��clcnil lie mult
1 flliiroj'oaii'IAmerica. Ua-iy-tb, jmrdyvegetable. QtOpB
Preinat nuns
-iflliL*il*Ki:liu ut)
I u 20'i..)*<, en an
A Manhood
{liif-Sen**iUIr.ii!'* 5
vi-jor-uea  ana
HKvoRi  t-JiK-s tlio tiittT-JEVj-tem.   afthr
(Tiiflyun curcfiDebility, N'-'rWiwie-i.EiiiIs'lr.n'*,
inid*lL'*"(*lii**t'*iun(l ri'j-ifiruswt-nk nr-*uii*'.  Vela*
In tht) h&c.i:, In-n'H I.-- ilny 01 nl]*tituroflopped
il'iokl)'. t,",-i;r 2.000 privateciidnri-emonts.
Preniiitiiri*iii*'**iiiininH iinpotewy In the flint
-1 *������'-.   it ran be fUoppc-l in -JO duy--: by the use of
Tho now dlBCowrr wun Anne by theBneelal.
Uttoftheolil fain-nil Uut-jun Mediual Iuwti*
t��l.*. It li the Btron&OSt vftalizor made. Ills
v.-rypo-1-.-iT'il, but harmltm Sold tut M.OO a
LAi'lci-'jeor 6 pACkAges f->r Jfl.CQ (plain moled
boxes), WrlttLMi guarantees-vearer aenre. If
yoi-iftiynix l-'ixcsaiid are not entirely cured,
nil Ttv-ro will he mnt to yon free of all cbargee
Bond for clrouiani and tcsttmnniflbf. Addren
1032 Market at. Un FranclMO, 0*1.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
Tlie Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large farming settlement of Coniox,
Trcut aie plentiful in the river, and
Urge game'abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connerted with the hotel is
kept well supplied   with  the  best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects  wiih all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cumberland Eotel.
Union,. B C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures aud liar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
Bruce & McDonald, Proprs.
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigsat   Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Worka, Nanaimo.
Dealer in Bicycles* Agent fur Brai.t-
pml bicycle Co., II. P. Uavis.of Toronto
English Wheels, Beaston, I lumber,
RudgCj New llnwc and Whitworth. Will
sell nn installment plan or big discount
for cash. Parts supplied ��� Repairing a
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo-m
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follow*-.
nntl fraiitht muy offer
Lorvo Victoria, Tnt-silny. 7 a, ni.
"  Nunuiiiio tor Coniox, VVedni-iKttijr- 7 a. in
Leave Oomox tor Nimiu'iuo,      PrMuys. 7��.i��.
Nanuimo for Victoria   Suluitlu)*, 7u.in
For frci'ilit or state  rooms apply on
board, or nt tlie Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To tnko effect at 8.00 a. in. on Friday
Septouibflr 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Hulurn Tickets -will lio Itwuod botvoon al)
I*ol>il8 for n fnrc and n iiunrttr. ffOod for re-
torn not later than Monday.
Itotiirn Tickpts for om> riv! r halt onHnarj*
tare mny be jitirchnsed dally to all point*,
cood for  aerr-n tlajB, Including day of Imiio.
No Return Tlckote issued for a fnro ��ml ��
rjuarter whor�� the single fnro la twenvy-flve
Through rules between Victoria und Comnx
PrwfdeBt, QenT Supt.
Q��n. Freight Mid Pusongtw Agt
CO*tr*RTElT^.*2-, B.C.
Jpho leading hotel in Comox district.
-''New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing: close
to town. Tourists can depemd on
flrst-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
O. H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public. Conveyancing
In all its branches. Office Comer-
cial St, Nanuimo.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, So ichors, &c. Office Cor.
Huston und Commercial St., Nanuimo, H. C.
FuNi'RAi. Directors and Emhalmkrs
Qmduntoa of tho Oriental, Earckit,
and United 8t*tt*8 UollogfB of iim.
b.ilinii.*,' ,
Niinuitno, H. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
XV. E. Mc Cuiiney Chemist,
Purf Druga Ghi'inioals nnd  PntRiii
Physlcans Pnwlptiona und **llordt*r<* flii-d
with euru and dibpatcli. P. 0. box 12
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
nnd duHitg warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from Mis  Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
dailv Fresh Eg      Htitter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him,
Passengers carried to and from Union.
���and ���
Courtenay, B. C.
(leneral Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing*.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cukes  and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be  at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesday** and Fridays.
Adderton *&. Rowbotham, Prop
Nanaimo  Saw Mill
��� and-.���*
Sash and Door Factory
A Dalian, Prop. Mill flt., V 0 Box B5, Tol. Ml
Nanuimo II. C.
A complete stock of Rough ami Dressed
Lumber always on hand, also Shingles,
Laths, lJickeis, Doors, Windows ami
Blinds, Moulding, Stroll Sawing,Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,      While   I'ine,      Redwoed.
All orders accompanied withCASrt prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer HStelt
Harbor and outside towing done ;U reason
able rates.
Cumberland Meat Market
All Kinds of
Fresh Moat, Hams;and Bacon
and    ;..
All Kinds of Vegetables  and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly fiiled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
G B Leighton
At the  Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carrisge Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
ipring Opening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Mar. 15, 16, 17
Pattern Hats and Bonnets from Paris, Lon
don, New Ycrk, San Francisco, and all the
Latest Novelties in Millinery Goods	
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
aynes bound Harbour-;   iaroppo-ite ciamns R��ncb
\_      tlie hu^est vessels can float.
The Marriage of Iron and Coal will here result in
'Plie great Kings highway between Nanaimo and  Courtenay
will pass through here and also the extension of the Esquimalt
and Nanaimo Railway.
Lots  will NOW'be sold on Easy 'Perms      |��"*p Title perfect.
G   F. Drabble, sole agent,
Comox B C.
Union Clothing Store
Union,   B.  C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fur
uitings.    Also Keep Read)' Made. Clothing. Hats, Shoes and
!s3-��=. The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly luting garments and the best
of workmanship.
^loqtj-ilxjJlit & gjl:m:o:r*:e
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery  Outfit of
John \V. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand
f��5=    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and wil
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Oflice.
For Sale.
My farm of 113 acres, with  coal  riyllt,
llso stock and farm implements.
Janies Clark.
Coniox, B.C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals   and
Gunsm.iihing and  Tin   Work
Dingwall Building,
Co"-ot;, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Rams tor Sale.
For S.u.k two : ne young Rams ( South
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox,  B. C.
Famous Clydesdale Stallion
Norman McLeod III
Will stand this season as usual in the Settlement.
For particulars, enquire at
the News office or of R. Grant
at Union.
rI. I). McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
llllllll . Organs, Pianos,Music
����j|  Stationery,   and  Notions of all kinds.
Union   Mines,. B- C-
Eureka   Bottling  Works,
-"J       MANUFACTURER OF        ��� '���
Sarsaparalla and Chaoipagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, S'yrup.i.
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter-
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
��*"***   Keg Beer sold for. cash only. . "*-"*3J
Courtenay B.  C.
F. A.. Anley    ,-
Butcher,  Comox and Union Mines,.
Dealer  in Choice Beef, Mutton;,
Lamb, Veal, Pork, Hams, Bacon,.Corned Beef, Tongues Sec.
And alt Kinds of vegetables always on hand and delivered.
Sausages at Specialty.
Foultry and game in season.   Families, Hotels, and Ship*
supplied at slkirtsst notice..


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