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The Weekly News Jan 11, 1893

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Array NO
has opened up a
Dry Goods
Boot and Shoe Store
Grocer)' &
A full siock of goods will always be car-ied.
A share of your trade is solicited.
    A   Full  Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
We call attention to our large stock of wallpaper also S cases
Boots and Shoes just opened up. A carload Ogilvie's Hungarian flour just in 	
General Merchandise
A large, consignment of Cooking and Heating
stoves received this day, per Steamer Comox.
W. .1. Young.
P. V. Schttr-uhmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
1 have for sale some Splended   Lois and   Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through Tin' Property
i��� passing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. Figures low and
erms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest a*
present, and once neglected  NEVER    RETURNS
Office at Courtenay.
Dr. W. J. Young
Physician tf Surgeon
CmiiU'iiay Pharmacy
All persons driving over tho whorl
or bridges in Oomox district tistor
than a walk, will Im prosemttud accord'
ing to law.
S. O.0I1
Gov.   Agent.
Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J. Brant, Propritor
The Hotel ia one of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, be*
tween Union and the large farming settlement of Comox.
Trout aie plentiful in the river, nnd
large game abounds in the neighborhood
Thc liar connected with  the hotel is
kept well supplied   with  the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
And Restaurant
1. I.IMY-
Courtenay  B.  C.
Host  of everything   '"  'li'1   "n0
Always  on   hand.
Fraser kThomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
the Bay.
Also do a genearl
Teaming Business
Orders may be left at the Coartenay
Hotel, or this office.
F. W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and  Retail Sealer    in
fcy Largest EstaWshment of Its kind.
21-24 Cordova St.       Vancouver, 13. C.
McCann & Cessford
Carpenters   *
And Builders
General Job Work
Courtenay 6, 0,
Nob   Hill Property.
Six and One  Half Acres
on Knob Hill facing the Gulf.
Howe.   ...
COMOX and IWION  II, ,.'.
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,  Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice,   i
The Courtenay Hotel
Leading liol^l of Comox D al' i i
Everjth ntr fl. .t class.
Bates from $1 00 to rf.J.00
Bar supplied with choicest liquors
Thin  sectiqn  is the    '-nrndisc   for
Hunters aud-Fishcrmen. and a favorite
resort for visiters ro n ihe cities.
R. Graham, Propr.
SI.1..C     V
ill   have
idle s   fin.
Ciiuutkn.w for Comox
iu un  \\ t.t.xiwoAvs, returning
lix.il hour.
Oi, SaTOHDAV the Ftajle will leave
'"''lit lt'll.N,\v lur 1,'u.viux at Su. m. R-
nt lU ;i. I,,., returning ,o  Cumux miiiih
evi II nu.
Saatiwicfe Post
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Join
0. E. DUTL'I'R',  llAsfliR,
On and after  Au;;. 23rd, iSg:
The Steam"! .10 \N ��.;| snil as followi
. Nu
  urn 11
Leave Cnmiis n,r Mi"'
Nuliiillnu for Vli
For freight or   state
board, or at the Cnmpnn
Victoria Station, Store
nil. Tlnir,
nud iy. 1
mills apply 01
's ticket office
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
TotnVte eff.irt at 8 01 a.m. on Friday
September SOih. 1882.Train, run
.on Pacific Standard T.mn.
Moil for Friday morning's   boat
closes at 2 p. m.   on Oiurstiays.
*Vi lie ;. n i awfully  selected st,.ck
of 11 l:\K.ltAI. iMltltftrUNIIltjE.
I rfi.!].. Ily our el .stic 10J> s-ipper.
f r cumtw.
Duncan   Bros.
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polnti ���
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turn mil i
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furs   n
1 i'k
TJirotisti rates LctwimnVlctorl
twi-Hi) rt.i
. and i'uiiiiix
Splendid Fruit Land
free from   wind and  frost  and
suitable for a
Gentleman's    Residence
Four Acres are in grass and
the rest slashed. Price $600,
balance  three and six months.
Enquire at News Office.
A Good shoemaker is needed at Courtenay. lie should be able to mend
1 .messes;   A  ma*Hed man    prefcred.
This   - i snap for t-ie right  mail.
Qeii'l Supt
Society    Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3. A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings tin alternate Sat*
imlny evtnings .11)7.30 p. 111. in the old
Nulla oiuox School House. Visiting
Brethren ate cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Lodge No 14A.F .& A.M,,U.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting BrotherA   cordially requested
to attend.
W. j. Young
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after ihc new and full
moon, at 8 p. in. ai Castle Anil- Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John B.iird,
K. R. S.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.   C.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
H'is'Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thuredays and Satur-
Collcctions through the clay in aid of
the Susieinaiion Fund, which will be duly
The following Sabbath. Jan.22nd, divine service will be held on Denman Island.
Rev. John. Rub-urn, B. A.
Early   Settlers
Among the Parly t-ettl TS, was one
McNinh. who nn-itv.il> In-. ..n the
faun ii-'W owned hy A. Urquhar . IT*
was a very social man, n d l'*-ll keenly
the isolation of Ida \ osjti *n. Theiv
��t-ri! fc*.', it "tiy while wom-m ht-rwi-
bouts at that 'ime-andso fiU'twii-q thn
i.'tis'ont ih.-n 111 vogue |,e inuui>-il au
Indian niaid. bu as people earn*'.In
antl tin* inequality of-lift* wife's po-dt
011 bream ��� more glr.rin'ir, he put usi.l*
his tla-riUy mate and went east torn suit
a1.1<* bride H<- lud ��� 0 irnubl * in pur-
bu .ding a fair featured daughter of dint
s.cliouwh re woiiinn wre then so
plenty) to form a life pnfnerxhip with
liiin, which In tt'i'Vei' I'-ovd of short
duratio 1. "'hiln on his way, back, he
d.ed at-Sin k'ninuisico, it will b re-
eoltected that at that liiun the ronii* to
th** east was very uiven in mid was
soumiim s made i*y way ot'Oape Hunt,
"fierwanls by Panama ami siill laier
by mil to Sun I'Vain-ison. For-unat**-
|y we have n gun I ��oad of our own no-v
in h* O-itiadian Pneitie.
McNishs wi.low never cam' on and
the 1 roperty In re belonging to McNish
waijilispi-Si-d of fur her b-*ne!ii.
fur   S?le
At   Cairn-'
i.'l Farm Hctisp,
Hum*,    Egg*,
11.-1.1] s,   Onions
veil d vr other*
Time. Cairns
Installation of Officers
The following bicthern of Comox
Lot lye No. 5, Knights of Pvthias were
duly in-'Uileii in diuir respecth'e positions
by -iiiintiel Creech DA). ��� C.C.: Eiiiersou
Museaiii|) i'.C; rlugh Stewart, C.C; Percy
Scharschmidt, \'.C; Samuel C. CH'le. P.;
John Uaird, K.K.-VS.; Thnmas Uecken-
sellAlofl'.i O.G. McDonald, M.of K.;
Co. Creech O.tl.; Robert tiialiam,M. at
A.jand C Cowliu.T.G.
Pythian Knights at Union
JJenevolcnce Lodge No. 14, K. of P.
wli.cli ��itj in liituted un June 22nd, ii:'(,i2.
under giouii.) circumstances, to wit: ihi'
stoppage of the Mines, has bravely held
on its way and witlnhe renewal ol work,
bids <air tn render ngood account ofit-
seif in Pythian Knighthuod. On Tuesday evening, Jan 3rd, at the regular convention, ihe ������rami and impressive ceremony ol installation ns laid down in the
rituins was conducted by District Deputy
Gntnd Chancellor, Uro. J. V. Nicholls,
ably assisted Past Chancellor Uro. J,
Bruce, and KmghtS) Bra's,, Struthers, and
Parks. The various leclures as delivered
we'e eagerly listened to by the officers
shewing li> their marked attention the
���jreai interest all present felt In the work
ofthe order, which Inle-cst if continued
with unabated seal bids fair to placo Ben-
evoleuee No. I J, in the foremost ranks of
Pythian Knighthood.
The follow inu is a list of the officers; -
Uro. C, White,C. C; Uro. ('-. T. Park*-, V.
C; Uro. J, Siruthers-Pre.; Uro. J. Fulchcr,
K.ofR. & S.j Uro. T.B. McLean, M.of K.
Uro. (i. Robertson, M. of E.i Uro. W.
Whyte, M. at A.; Uro. J. Smith, T.C.j
Uro. It. Vars, 0. G.
The Early History of  tho  Present
Local brevities
Location-B. H.  Pideock and the
item of ne
What'-; new?   Cubb.5 Cough Cure ii
I new, effectual and speedy.
The farmers home is shut down.forre*
Steamsr    Daisy���The   Courtenay j  pa
River Recognized us Navigable
Water nnd Entitled to Dominion
Aid���Town Lots Laid Out Four
Years Ago, but uo Awakening
to Villagd Life until the Qomple-
tionot' Uaiou Rmd TwiTuara Ago
Rapid Growth and present Condition���The Pledge of Nature and
Force of Circumstances Guarantee a Faturu oi* Iuiportanco.
Patrick   Murphy.
The plaoes now ccoupu'd by A, Ur
qilhai't, \i. Crawfptd, und Thoiu-s
Cairns were onc-�� Inld by four iji*-n in
partni-tsli p, Oin'ofih** pattv, gem r-
al y Murphy kept the plaeps while the
other men hunted gold mi the untsid-*.
Thesi* were tin* days of the Cariboo
go.d t-xeiiemenr, and miners were gating $10 per day Jc was nob all pro-
lit however l.e-ms were selling nt '25
cents per lb., or a higher ngure, Ui*e��
was i|uot.ed at gOeenls p-tc |ii a>ul gum
Uootc were worth four times tluir pies
ent <a|u-'. Then* wen* tiui"s when
ve-eia'-l ����� could not. be had ar any
price, mid we recollect of, one old loin
er savin.* that he had S'CO tin- lime
tjii-re when he would Inive bi* 11 glad
to have I'xehnnged �� silver dolhirfur a
single point'e. When vegetn'il-- got
-u-irut'i scurvy sti'ppi'd in, '-ut was by
no ���iH-itns uu aeui*|itable Rubsiiute.
Although Murphy ��a- t]fu " e ��dio
[���eiiehilly n-m lined on the place du ing
ihi-Ciriboo gold fever, yet w ien new*
reached Inre, greatly tocagerati-d of
coir>e. of, ihe-.-ohI linds in Oassiar,
Murphy could no loeger s and t.lin moo
o'onv ofiaichlf", a d left for that
beotion, lli-i wufi the usual expeii-nce
of mini rs, of being rich omh day
and poor the next. He did well the
lir-t year      11 "��� *"" 1   :' 1   ; ���'   1 h 11 .*���
������hieii would have mad'* him i-d'pend-
aiit, btii "a b r! in the hand'1 w--. not
hi* mo1 to. and to In-ld nn and tie* nexi
i-Misnii tiny were pronounced wortliless
Murphy, it is understood, sold out bis
raiiu 1 b-lore going to Oassiar loonn ale
i'uiluti'l, who in nt ri- d n daughter of
Jiuur-s R'bb then liiing at tin* li.r.
After his 1 xp'-rieiiee in min ng 1 ihe
North fur abou two years, Murphy
went to Viciuiin a id ��� ugageil in dray-
iitg busiuei-s. Two yeurs trial of tins
saii fied hi 11,and he reurm-d to Comox, and bought-out tin* Brown plac-*,
whioh was 'In* fir.-t claim ever k-t eyed in tliU district. Th ��� old Brown
mansion still exwis'nnd is nowocvu.i-
ed by I-'mher Durnlld
Murphy mairii'il 11 widow ITnnuer,
mother of ('hail y Hi'ope*. now re-id
ing n Courteiiay, He survived his
wife nhlv 11 mm th, tiying four yearn a
go in St lui-'ph'f iiii-pii-'d, Victoria,
s* two i-ssii'-s we have pulr
lisheil irtiele-1 On 'In* ili.-nii-i of Comox
ai large, nud propo-eto fob .w up that
wi h nniolrt on putt cul.ir phle'eH. This
week we treat of Courteiiay for ihe
very good n-asonthat we have tie* ma
lert.il at hand. Th" history of this
young VJIlngH due- nol exl-md l'<r iiitii)
the 1 ust, anil is uiiembellislied witli romance. S-ill t is pot-seised of gr-ai
mitnial beauty and eomiiiaruls a mag
nili-*ent view uf the valh-y into which
It deot-nd-i from th ��� nobl" I'eimhe- on
the sooth of the river from which it
(h-r ves it's none Vrohably lh"t nv"r
named af er so ne unknown surveyor,
has a history full of romance, if it were
known.   On its plaejd wat-'M iitany  a
dusky Puuili'ilg aiden, has paddle I
hei light eanoa, in the lUys gone by
animauva stalwart spruce upon i;s
bank has doubil-ss b*.*n tiie try-ding
pl.ee -a hire she met by nppointuu-li a
barve of h-*'- tribe, mid vows were plight
ed which only they uud ihe birds ^iug-
iiig some love ditty in th"l'ranchei 0
vr head, wete cognigunea of.
It's petllemeut ea-e about in this
������nv.K. H. Pideock,present Indian A-
geut at Fort Rupert, was sent in h-'
early MixtipH to a pen a store at the In
dun ltaneherie. between Courtenay
and the Pay. H<- uppeurs to have ha l
an eye to business, und to the possihil
iticsof the future, and when he gave
un th-- si ore business he uok up a
claim by pra-ainption where now Plands
all that part of Courtenay south of tl
river, and in VJ74 ��r then-aou
1 a siw mill nov with its improvements
kirn -ii ns Urquha-ts mill,bringing tin-
water iron, a ereek back about two
milts. At that time lie 1 added on the
nortion of his rmeh up by the bend of
iIt river, where Fraser and Thonms
lately kept a dairy nnd where Mr.
Thomas now lives. The liltlo cabin
on the bank <>f 'he river, a little way
>ast of McArdle's torn dowr. last we<*k
by Mr   Joseph McPhee, was necupipd
by the first logger in ihis vicinity.   The
fine residence now occupied" hy Mr,
McPhee, wus commenced by Pideock,
bin before completion was s;,ld with
the e-ist halfof his claim to the i-eiiile-
man who now owns it. Mr. Pidcoelt
was a ni.in of ureal encr^v and ambitious views. H*' conceived the idea of
making Couitenay a aeapert. The river is a tide waler high-"ay, and the road
lo the Biy was ponr nnd ihe ula**H -*l
vehicles then In use crude and cumbrous. Mr. Pideock ihureforebuilt iho
Daisy, a steamer about, the size of thu
E-ttelleof Nanaimo. with the intention
of running her between C urtenay and
Nanaimo, and doing a gene-nl coasting tmd", but eheifly to m-iminiodate
the business of the valley,-Ahtch i> Stead
ofuoiiiK over the roads to the Biy,
where tha steamers landed would b-
brought by the Daisy to tlm mill This
was about six years ago Financial
difficulties beset Pideock at tins time
aed tin-steamer was sold, anil employed elsewhere.   There is no doubt bu.
(Ccmttnuoa on fourth ini��o.)
Send to the  oflflo
you may possess.
Mel'hee 1^ Moure ai'e enterprisinj' mer-
c'tants.   They keep Cubb's Cough Cure
Work on Wm, Cheney resicler.ee in
thu village has commenced, and will bj
pushed forward with dispatch.
Duiit bc.t fossil  Join   the Agricultural
Society, and be a helper in community.
One good tbiny thc AgrtculturalAssoc*
iaiiun will dp, Wid be to let us know who
are enterprising pubth spirited citizens
The o.d moss-backs wont join n.
If   you   do  not   lake    Tl'.K   WT.1.K.I.V
Ni.w.s send ymir n.mie to  tiie  office.    Ui
is only $2 per annum.
It is the rale tier world in
parties settling in their mn
an interest in their welfare.
The n^w teacher fori ie
School has arrived and
K.J. Millet's.
J. E, McDontdd, representing *he establishment of MaVrer&Ca of Nan-ii-
mo, \\'m In town last Thursday
to call on
oid show
South Comox
s bo-*rdins{ at
aome parties liere
contract with Cnpi;
that firm with logs
2.10,000 feet.
have just closed a
it Bros, tor supplvrng
11 the extent of about
some talk-of putting a oortable
nto the heart of the forest back
ay, an J it v.i.l probably W dune
have been made with
t<> slash all tire brush
���iver bank from lsiac
east to    Matthewson's*
Joan Dots.
1 last
Denman Island.
The wharf here is nearly finished and is
a credit to the   builder,   and  ihc island.
Squire Grant of thc Union Saw Mill
Co. has very generously given lumber to
bu'ld a freight shed 011 the wharf. The
settlers will put it up. It will be bf great
service on a wet day.
There have been rather rough limes
about school matters of late, but it is hoped
that all will soon be scttleo.
Thc Good Templars gave an entertainment and supper on Christmas eve. It
was a success.
There was also a grand concert given
on Monday night, the 26th ult., in aid of
the Union Hospital, which proved a very
pleasant affair and financially a success
The SS. Joan was 011 tune asusu.i
Wcdncsda .   She brought in addition to
the mails a large consignment of freight.
From the passengers list we note ihc
following intcroitlnti Items: James Uuns-
inuii', Lsi-j., was among the arrivals from
Mr. and Mrs. F. I), Liltlo antl family,
returned, accompanied by Mrs Freeman.
Mr. Adam  McKebie, the  well kuown
rnnchor, and Mr. Finlny who had been on
a visit t�� Victoria with his sister, were
am ing the returniug parties.
Mrs Neil McFadgcn of Union came
back on llie Joan. She will visit her
pareuis.M r. and Mrs. John Piercy, across
the Hay.
Mrs. Wilson, sisler of Geo) McDonald
of the Elk hotel arrived at Comox, to
visit her brother.
Mrs. Capt Puller was among the passengers arriving mi the Joan.
Mrs. and Miss Smith, who had been on
Denman Island, returned on the steamer.
Methodist Church.
Service will beheld Sunday  Jan.151
at Union, in the new school house at  I*
a.m. and 7, p.m. Morning  Subject���Th-j
Finances ofthe Ministry.   Evening Su*,
jeet-Thc Sanctuary; its place inonr lan(*
Service also iu the   Courtenay ScltO..
house 2.30, p.m.. to which all arc invite .
The good ship which arrived on January 2nd bringing Mr.and Mrs. Harmston
a New Yearjs present, was a tiille late.
hut nevertheless welcomed with manifestations of delight. Along with the gift
came the messagc:"Unto thee a son is
burn, an heir is given".
There will be,1 practice game of foot
ball, Saturday afternoon on the grounds
of Sam Piercy.
G. H. Reed, wharfinger, walked out on
to the Union wharf moving securely, as he
thought between the rails, unmindful of
the darkness, and dreaming of ���suddenly dropped about 50 feet into water.
Men near went to his rescue. He was
not injured hut a little dazed, and when
asked if liis dream would be continued in
bis next, answers with a decided negative
The first Prcsbyierian communion
ever held in Union, was conducted by
Rev, Mr. Fraser in the old school house
last Sunday at 7 p m. This will occur
quaiiely hcrealter.
Latest   Locals.
Mrs Robert Graham received by thc SS.
Comox a new piano.
The Athletic Asportation have recleved
a checker board antl some fine boxing
gloves,etc. Thc suggestion made fur a
lecture, in the way of entertainment and
to raise funds formally adopted, treated
so little interest, that it has heen withdrawn.
(".rant and Mc C.regur received a large
consignment of furniture by ihe steamer
These men are now at work on the new
hospital at Union. It will soon be completed.
Among other work Grant and McGregor
have put up n large addition to the car
shed, and have completed 75 cars for
the Lake mine, and have a contract for
50 main  road ears.
Thc schools generally resumed on M on-
Mr. Johnston has taken the place at
ihe pharmacy lately vacated by Alfred
Our attention has been called to a statement of the Victoria Colonist nf thc 91b
ult tothe effect that there was 15 feet of
snowin Comox in 1889. The Colonist
has been missin'formed. The greatest
depth of snow waa 5 feet, but at lilack
Creek it was 7 feet.
The Ship John C. Porter sailed from
Union wail wilh about 20000 tons of coal
last Tuesday.
Some inlorestiug matter, goes over until next week for want of space.
Last Tuesday was Mrs. Sain Cltlc's
birthay, and the event was duly celebrated in the evening by a social dance.
Several were down from Courtaney.
It is rumored that lenders will he called for [j build a draw bridge accross thc
Conrteuay River near Rabson's, to accom
inodate one or two ranchsre.
next spring"
Thomas Graham
aud trees on thc
Davis's    place
Alfred Pearse who clerked it at the
pharmacy, has removed to Union
and we shall hear no more the dulcet
stains of music with winch lie was wont
to enchant us.
Pretty much everybody in the district
now takes THE N i:\v-t, except the natural
cmnsiiies, and these picturesque people
will not long be able 10 do with-out It, nor
will they be much missed.
We know of none who nre buying hits
here to sell again, but there are sales to
those who intend building and residing
here, and the growth isstc.dy
The poet sings "Iwould not live
always' but doubtless if lie had a hadspell
ofthe stomach ache, he would scud for
the doctor
I il.ook out for a big treat when tbo
Pythian ball comes off at Comox.
We dont hear much lately Crofter of thn
"All's well  that ends well"   says Hilly
Shakespeare, and so say we all.    Seek no-
j future to disclose" etc.
We hear the steam whistle quite plainly
latley, but doesn't come Irom thc Canada   Western.
When a director of tbe Agricultural
Association calls to abtain your signature
for membership,dont put him off by saying "I know its a good thing, Ixit Pil see
again" You know its a good thing, and
you ought to know that it's yonr duly to
become a member and help it along.
Some day the cry will go out to the woods
-man to "spare that tree" A lining of
trees along the rhcr bank through which
is seen the glimmer and sheen of the
water, is beautiful. A roadway along*
such bank is a most attractive one.
The Mc Kims have built sfeps up to
the top of the fence( on either side;Much
separates their yard from from the street-
That is one way to get over a difficulty*
One of the signs ofthe tunes was a silk
hat (stovepipe on the streets last Sunday
"Coming events cast their shadow before"
and other signs of thc coming city will
begin to muliply.
Mr. Jack Wilson lately of Steveston
has concluded to try his fortune with us.
lie has a good eye for business, and was
not long in arriving at the conclusion
that Comox district afforded the best opportunity of any place on thc coast.
Jack has a level head, and came just before llie tide which wc trust will sweep
him ou to fortune,
When we spoke elsewhere pf people as
curiosities we ditl not include any of
the honest miners of Union, We have
more respect foi one ofthcie thm for one
of your narrow minded old citizens who
if possessed of more worldly goods has
less breadth and prefers toread a paper
published in Jerusalem to one established
m his own district.
We read there were "giants in those
days."   Howevr lhat maybe, there is a
man living in this district who wears a
No. II pair of shoes. Wc suspect that
if measurements were made that there
would be found some wonderful sized
hats worn here, as well as bonnets.
In our account ofthe Presbyterian Sun.
day school entertainment, an important
Dart ofthe programme was ommitted by
oversight to wit: The opening address���
a dialogue by Walter Mel'hee, Jndson
Mel'hee and Charlie Clay. It was a
bright little dialogue and well rendered,
not by any means ommitted from thc mem
ory of those present.
One ofthe most attmctive places in
Southern Arizona is Phoenix. It i s in
the midst of what appears to be a sandy
desert. Phoenix is surrounded and or
namentcd by evergreens nourished|by ir-
rigation, so thick that as you approach
the citv (of 5000 inhabitants) you ran
scarceiv see a building, only the spi'esof
churches gleaming above in the rich
golden sunlight. The trees act as a
windbreak, .1 delicous shade, and it pleas
ing spectacle to the eye.
We have been taken to task for naming
too high a figure for land on Nob Mill.
Well, well, every thing depends on
your standard of valuations. Judged by
the askiug price of land at Duluth it
it would take all the figures in a large she
font to express the actual value of a
choice piece of land facing the Gulf on
Nobby Heights
Cubb's Cough Cure is leading in the
cities as ihesafest, surest, and speediest
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Whooping*
Cough and kindred ailments. HEALTH.
Home Remedies-
/!*���������������*��� should be kepi in overy household
a supply ol simple medicines. The proper
use ot them will nave much suffering, sometimes severe sickness and* loug bill. I believe in tin* use nf simple medicines. You
should ti.L-.-t- a small cupboard to keep your
remedies in ; if you nunot have this one or
two shelves ia a large cupboard will do.
Tfce following are, 1 think, the most useful:
liot drops, spirits of camphor, essence of
peppermint, sweet oil, cocoinut oil, alcohol,
Hayden's viburiium compound, ginger aud
mas turd.
The following rccipo for hot drops or
painkiller makes as good an article as any
you can buy, aud costs only about one.
fourth as much i alcohol, oue pint: gum
guaiac, one-half ounce; gums myrrh antl cum-
phor and pulverized cayenne pepper, of each
one fourth ounce. Mix, aud shake il occasionally fur a week or leu days ; then titter
or let, it settle and pour off the clear liquid.
It may betaken indosei of from one-fourth to
a full ii i-t-n'iiii'l, tur Internal naius, colds
and sore throat.    11 may be useii externally
as a liniment where something warming is
needed, is good tor bruises and will slop
bleeding from cuts aud prevent soreness.
Spirits of camphor should very seldom be
used as an Internal remedy : a small dose
givon to a child may throw it Into convulsions ; a large doiO given to a grown person
might effect them nearly as bad ;u tew drops
of camphor in a litllp water- and used as a
gargle will sometimes cure a sure tin oat
few drops, only two or three, in a halt u
glass of sweetened cold water will sometimes
atop persistent vomiting, but a cupful of
clear, strong, hot coffee will usually slop
vomiting, though there is no use in giving
anything for this purpose until the stomaoh
is free from food, and then a cupful of hot
water is often as good ns anything. Ksscticc
of peppermint is good for .nausea of the
stomach, colic, and to bathe the head when
it aches; also neuralgia pains ; a dote uf hot
peppermint, with a little soda iu it, will
usually relieve distress of the stomach,
caused by acid and gas ; peppermint is also
good for burns; keop a cloth wet in the
essence and the burn covered with it until
relief is obtained.
Sweol oil id nautili en the chest, for burns
and in liniments : coeoanul oil is guoi
the chest, for rough and chapped hands ami
lips and burns. I prefer to use this oil
when I,can because there is no unpleasaut
smell about it, and it does not stain the
clothing like sweet oil. If one is suffering
with a cold on tlio lungs   and   there   is a
f treasure on the chest, tako a piece uf cloth
arge enough to well cover the lunge, tack
to this with a needle and thread, a thick
layer of cotton hutting ; noxt mix together,
two parts of sweet oil and one of strong
���pints of camphor in a bottlo and shake well
while using ; with a warm baud apply this
mixture freely on the surface whero this
pressure or pain is. If sore between the
shoulders, apply there also, uud cover with
cotton batting. The cotton should be mado
hot and placed over the lungs as soon as ynu
have applied the oil and camphor. This
simple remedy will often relieve great distress in the course of fifteen minutes after
it is applied. It would he wetl before apply
iiig any thing to the chest to put the patient
in a warm bed, givo a teaspoonful or two of
thc viburnum compound in hot wator
would be best to keep in bed for several
hours after this treatment.
If you nre treating a child, give a smaller doBe of the viburnum compound. Hay-
den's viburnum compound ia a mast excellent remedy to keep in the bouse ; it is good
for chills, colds, cholera morbus, for pain in
the stomach and bowels, etc. If I could
have but one kind of medicine in th e house,
I would have this. Alcohol is very good
for outside applications, will often do
more goud than high-priced liniment,
Equal parts of sweet oil, alcohol
aud strong ammonia mako a good liniment. Sometimes I use spirits of camphor in place of alcohol, and if for rheumatic pains 1 add a little oil of hemlock.
Ginger aud mustard, I presume every one
knows how to use. If you havo a cough the
best advice I can give you is to Hay, stop
it; you can probably do it nine times out of
ten. When you feel like coughing, tho
more you cough the moro you will want to,
because coughing irritates your throat and
lungs. It is sometimes necessary to cough
to raise phlegm, and thero is a tickling in
tho throat sometimes that will make you
cough, but nearly all tho coughing that is
done is entirely unnecessary and docs much
harm ; if you doubt this, ask any intelligent
A good cough syrup is made with one
ounce of thorough wort leaves, one ounce of
stick licorice, and two red buds of sumac ;
boil these in a pint of water until the goodness is extracted ; then strain, add oue and
one-half cupfuls of sugar, boil until it is a
syrup, add the juice of two lemons ; when
cool bottle, and take a teaspoonful or two
as needed. A cough syrup made of very
strong hop tea and brown sugar is excellent.
If there is tickling in the throat add a very
little cayenne pepper to the syrup, just
enough to warm the throat welt when you
take it. Before applying mustard or any
powerful remedy externally, it is always best
to take some-tiling internally that is warm
ing or stimulating; otherwise you might
"strike thc pain iu."
You should keep iu your modicino cup
board a roll of old cotton cloth, muslin, soft
linen, cotton batting, strips and squares of
1 ai,ne!, and a few clcau bottles of various
mustard plaster or linseed poultice will bl
found to be veiy soothing when there Is
much pain, while a Uot water bottle will
���toon send the blood flowing properly through
tin* body.
The trouble with many people is that
they never think of inking care of themselves until the malady is au established
fact.���[Good Housekeeping.
Heavy Earthquakes Attend the Brilliant
Contrary to the  prevalent opinion that
<lds ami coughs are due ouiirely to Ihc
severity of the climate or to some unexpected change in tiie weather, ihey redly arise,
in very many ease.*-, from pure care less ness
and want of thought.
Colds are not inevitable, but could often
be avoided if people would only use their
ideas of common sense and be reasonable.
The custom of mullling tbe neck wry
lloiely with furs or similar  protection is
ixtremely dangerous.   Ii thoughtlessly left
���If, a severe cold is sure. A light wrap
ping, sufficient to exclude cold wind, whili
permitting ventilation, gives the best protection.
For instance, if one sits in a heated room
whilo paying a visit, or during the services
at church, without removim' any ol the
many wraps which have been donned for
the cold atmosphere out of doors, tho result. Lb almost sure lo be a severe cold, contracted by the sudden ehaugu from the be,, t ���
id room to tiie cold air.
Sleeping in badly ventilated rooms, wearing at night tho underclothing which is worn
through the day, late hours, loss of sleep,
greasy food and irregularity of meals, all
tend to weakci the system to such an extent as to render it quite incapable of resisting the changes in the weather or any
exposure to disease. While wo all advocate cold and well ventilated sleeping apartments, we, at tbe name time, must condemn
the cold room for dressing iu tho morning.
It is must unhealthy, and a delicate person
might receive such a -hook aa to result in
fatal injury.
When at ail possible one should have a
warm dressing room close at hand, but it
thu homo in uot so luxurious, the family bitting rocm could be utilized for this purpose,
only a very short time being   required  by
each person.    A dressing gown and a pair
of warm bedroom slippers should be put on
as juiekly as possible, and the .,",r*-   "ould
be carried to the siltinr. ��� the
toilet could  bo perfmn 'a**
minutes. .
La Grippe has modCIW  &tttmoT*iwgee
amongst us that the smile lhat once arose
when reference was made to it has now
changed  iuto a grave and very serious ex
pression.    The family drug store should "be
kept Well stocked, for it may contain hiiiic-
thinv which shall prove to be invaluable in
relieving the sufferer beforo the dootor oouln*
be summoned. Fourgralnsoi quinine taker,
every three hours until the temperature It I , ���_��..��-_
normal, should speedily allay the fever.   A | -0 P-V-***-*1 P����<>Ur
Klaiurn Irom the -Ureal OuliT Visible
Slxlj* Hilts Awnv-llcHlrurllon of Ihe
N.'l-*lili->rliL*{ \ LUngei ami riaiiialliius
in Feared,
A San Francisco despatch says :���Mauna
Loa, tbe great volcano of Hawaii, is in erup
tion again alter twelve years' quiet, aud
threatens the destruction of the villages of
Hilo and Waiakcu at its eastern base ami
extensive plantations of cocoa nuts and
cane, L. A. Thurston, a member of the
Hawaiian Legislature, aud lato Minister of
tho interior, who has   arrived here brings
ihc news of the overflow.
It was contained in a letter to him from
Hilo, aud was brought to Honolulu by
stcauier and humid to him just before
thc Australia sailed. Tbe ateunur Hall had
loft Kau on Monday, Dec. 5, For livo days
previous the illuminations had been on a
grand scale. The whole country had been
sliakon by earth quake.*-. Even in the neighboring district of Kau there were heavy
earthquakes, antl Mauna Loa fur a distance
of more than sixty miles threw aweird light
over the ocean and couutiy round about.
Tho earthquakes began ou t'riduy morning, Dec, -, and increased in force until
evening, when dames burst from Mauna
Loa, aud grew in vulumo^from that time on,
Thc rumble of the crater was terrifying. It
was feared that tlic village of Hilo, under
the niountaiu, aud the neighboring town of
Waiakca might be destroyed, and that the
valuable plantations surrounding them
would be covered with lava.
It is not improbable that the destruction
of both towns has already taken place, Tbe
must intense action was going on within the
walla of tho orator, The crater is nine and
a half miles In circumference and 800 feet
deep. It is a terrible volcano wheu iu
action, anil has two or three times previously scut livers of lava almost to the village of Hilo. The last eruption was the
worst, aud the town at that time narrowly
The earthquakes iu Kau, when the Hall
sailed, had injured several buildings, and in
aud about Nidi* the Mauna Loa convulsions
bud    probably done much   more damage.
''Those who have been living in tbe
vicinity of Mauna Loa,"sail Mr. Thurston,
"havo for somo time been expecting one of
the periodical outbreaks und (lows.
"it may have ruined tho country, but
nobody as yet can tell with certainty. Each
succeeding outbreak has come closer to
the towns of Hilo and Waiakca. Hilo
is thirty-five miles away to tho East. In
1852, the lava rose to a height of 701 feet
over the cruter, continued to flow for twen-
ty days, and camo within ten miles of Hilo.
"In 186l' the Bide of the mountain slid
off three miles in aa many minutes, over*
whelmed a village aud buried thirty-three
people and 400 cattle, besides opening fissures twenty miles in length, Lava was
thrown up 1,000 feet, and rocks weighing
aa much as 100 tons apiece were tossed up
so numerously that they seemed a lot of
balls in the air.
" In 1880 the lava rose 800 feet. Tele-
shalr, a floe glass spun by the wind from the
lava, fell iu the street* of Hilo, The flow
Btoppcd, but speedily started again, and
continued for nine mouths over the old lava
track toward Hilo.
" Its deadly flow stopped in tho very outskirts of the towu, aud within half a mile
of the harbor, It it had continued a few
ays longer it would have overwhelmed the
town, buried tho sugar plantations of
Waiakca, and destroyed the harbor front.
Tho lava Blreain w'as from twelve to thirty
feet iu height."
Suspicious Box Found N'eur ihc Louvre.
As an instance of the alarm which still
prevails in Paris, remarks the correspondent of the Loudon Telegraphy I may mention the excitement which wus produced in
the neighborhood ot the Louvre through
thc discovery of a mysterious object which
was thought to be a bomb. A policeman on
duty in tne Place du Palais Royal was told
that au " infernal machine " bad been found
in a house in the vicinity of the Hotel du
Louvre, and on proceeding to the spot he
saw a large parcel, carefully tied with cord,
from which Issued a kind of fuse.
He was about to open tho packet for the
purpose of ascertaining the nature of ita
contents, when the bystanders intervened
aud at last be carried it off to the ollice of
the commissary of Police, Here, however,
the agent, of the law wus confronted by the
concierge of the houses, who barred the
way und refused to allow him to pass in
until tho presumed engine of destruction
had been subjected tn the chemical process
which is supposed to deprive bombs of many
of their dangerous properties, Finally this
wus done, aud when Ihe packet which had
created bo much alarm was opened it was
found to consist of a woodoti box tilled with
There waa not an atom of powder or of
any other explosive material in the parcel, '
which bad evidently been laid on the spot
where it was noticed by some practical
joker; but the authorities seem lo be unable
to mete out adequate punishment to thc
perpetrators o[ these very reprehensible
jests, which spread alarm among the public
and wuste thc time of tho police, for although one or two have been detected in the
act, it hue been found thut no law exists
specially dealing witb this eluss of offenses,
aud tbe culprits have boon Buffered to go
Fate of Men Who Knew not flow to Live
In Folar Regions-
lu Arctic Story BecalU-tl   br   the Latest
VlHttora to the lllrnk Island.
Probably few readers know that the little
island of Jan Mayen was once the ace-no of
one oi the most pathetic tragedies that ever
occurred in Arctic regions. It was in the
early days of polar exploration, when the
curiosity of hardy marinera led them to
winter in the far North and test the conditions of existence there during the long
winter night. The story is not told in well-
known books of Arotio travel, but it is
found in the record kept hy tho victims of
the tragedy and preserved at The Hague.
The journal lay beside the dead bodies of
victims on the snow-covered, isolated isle.
It has been translated into French by tho
lattat visitors to tho island, but, us far as
the writer knowa, it has never been published iu English. The French expedition sent
out last summer on the little steamer
Munch-- to collect specimen-i of natural history in Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen have
culled it to mind and narrated tiie tragic
hisior v.
This bleak and barren Island, thirty-live
miles long, is about 300 miles north of the
Arctic ciicle and nearly midway between
Iceland and Spitsbergen. It was lifted
above tho sea in a past ago by seme tremendous volcanic eruption. It is very
mountainous, and Mount Beeren, ils highest summit, rises 8,1)00 feet above tiie sea.
Always covered with ice and suow, there
are no shrubs or oilier vegetation, or any
living tiling to gladden the eye except in a
few sheltered valleys ; and it was in theHe
valleys that the Manchc, in July last, made
her slender harvest of Jan Mayen collections.
Nearly ten years had elapsed since a human being had landed on the little island.
The voyagers on the Man-die were greatly
surprised wheu they landed in Marie Muss
Buy and advanced iuto ft valley somewhat
sheltered from the windB, where they saw
thc little wooden building that had housed
the Austrian circumpolar party for thirteen
months in 188*2-8'). Thu storms of a decade
hud bleached and worn the exterior, but
within everything was as the Austrians had
leftlt. Not a drop of wator had entered.
In tho kitchen waa a dish full of frozen
birds' eggs. One sailor had forgotten a
littio package he had wrapped iu a handkerchief, A shirt was hanging on a line where
ten years before, it had been placed to dry.
Maximum and minimum thermometers hung
on the walls. In an excavation under the
house, whicli bad served as a bathroom and
a dark chamber for tho photographer, wero
some bottles of wine, and the visitors drank
it, well assured that this particular fruit of
the vine was at least ten years old. A zinc
box in u corner contained aome well-preserved biscuit. On the walls hung photographs of a dozen officers and sailors, and
pictures and caricatures from illustrated
journals. All these objects showed how
well even perishable articles may be preserved for years in high northern latitudes.
It was in the neighborhood of this Austrian station that seven Dutchmen who
perished on the island in tbo seventeenth
century are supposed to have passed iliur
tcnible winter ; for the Austrian party, ten
years ago was not the lirst mission to apend
the long night on Jau Mayen. In 1G33 the
Greenland Company of Amsterdan, which
bad large whaling-interests in the northern
aeas, determined to eend a small party to
Jan Mayen to pass the winter. Very little
was known theu of the long Arctic night
and the company desired to ascertain if it
were feasible to winter whaling parties on
Jan Mayen, where in thc spring they would
be in the neighborhood of thoir season's
work. The company selected seven sailors
wbo were to remain on the desolate island
a year. Only one of the sailors could read
and write, and the record was to be kept
by him.
On Aug, 9- 1033, the seven sailors wero
landed on the island. The company had
provided them with everything that was
thought necessary for their comfort and
well being. Tbey had provisions in abundance, but unfortunately, the commissary supplies consisted largely of salt meat.
This shows how little was known at that
time of the food required in Arctic regions.
Such a diet waa certain to breed scurvy,
and tho sad fate of men placed on Jan
Mayen to-day with a similar supply of
winter food could be predicted with certainty. A few live fowls and a dog -wero also
landed with tho sailors, besides a couple
of small cannon " to defend themselves
against Spanish pirates." Pirates were
terrorizing the eeas in those days, aud the
honest Dutchmen did not know how far
north tbey might .ncet with the black flag.
At this time there ware neither barometers
nor thermometers, and yet tbe Dutch called
this expedition a meteorological miasion.
All the men could do was to record the
state of the weather, tbe force and direction
of the wind, and the condition of the sea.
Their journal docs not mention auroral
phenomena. They, however, most faithfully carried out all the observations they
were told to make. Quite a large number
of white hears visited them during the winter, and as the Austrian expedition of ten
years ago aaw only two or three, these animals seem to havo largely diminished iu that
region within the past two centuries und a
During the fall the party were able to
collect a few herbs to eat aa a salad, and it
was uot until late iu the winter that they
began to suffer terribly from scurvy. On
March lu a bear was killed, and the record
Bays that as tbey long had eaten nothing
but salt meat, this provision of fresh food
greatly rejoiced them. At this timo all
were victims of scurvy. A week later tbey
wrote that the luck of fresh provisions had
caused ibem at last to lose courage. They
were so feeble that their logs could hardly
support them. Tbe record of their Buffering
from day to day invariably closes with a
report of the weather observations thoy bad
heen instructed to make.
April waa tho fatal mouth.   On April 3
only two of the seven sailors were able  to
get out of doors,    Tho two last fowls were
killed and given tn the men who  were suf-
Dltrlng a recent trip acrosB the Atlantic | foring moat, in t^e hope to restore a littio of
" April 37���The day ia damp. To-day
we killed our djg to have n little fresh
meat. It cannot help us much. The night
waa cloudy but without wind.
" Aprd 'JO���In the night the wind
changed to the uottheaat,
���' April 30���The day is clear aud sunshiny, with a strong wind from tbe northeast.   I think 1 am dying."
So ends the record. The last day's entry
is scarcely legible.
It waa not until Juno 4 that tbe first of
the whalers reached the island.
If tbey bad come e month earlier it ia
barely possible that tbey might have saved
some of the wretched sailors. When tbey
entered Marie Muss Bay tbey had aad
misgivings, because they aaw no one upon
the shore. The whalers landed, and found
their six former comrades dead in their
hunks. The first of the seven to die had
been buried by the others. In front of ono
of the bodies was aoine bread and cheese, of
which the man had made his last repast ;
and before the body of the man wbo bad
written the last words in the journal was an
open prayer book. Six graves wen* dug be-
Bide tiie first one, and a salvo was tired over
tbe bodies of tho poor Dutch sailors, who
had perished to a man because Europeans
had net yet learued how to puss a winter in
the far north.
It ie woitli while to correct a blunder
which is to be found iu many encyclopedias
und books. Tho Dutch sailor Jun Mayen,
whoso name was given to the island, was
not ita discoverer, us nearly every work of
reforonue assert-. lu 1007 the great
English traveller, Henry Hudson, while
exploring iu Arctic waters, discovered tbo
bleak island and gavo to it tbe name of
Hudson's Touches, It was not until four
years after that the Dutchman, Jau Mayen
in the ship Esk, visited the island. It is
another case of Columbus and Amerigo
Vespucci. The original discoverer was not
honored in the name of the thing discovered,
The uame of the Dutchman was given to
the island, und ono of its extinct craters is
known as the F,ak, from the name of hia
vessel; and, strangely enough, we havo u
more satisfactory account of Hudson's discovery of the island than tho subsequent
visit of Jan Mayen.
The riy-Eatiug Plant-
One species of tbe Droaea has its leaves
rounded, while the other has them elongated, but both alike have them reddish in
color aud covered with short hairs or lila
ments. At the end of each of these hairs
there is au enlarged gland, which seeroteB u
tiny drop of what appears to lie harmless dew. Harmless, however, the liquid
is not, for to most insects, especially small Hies, the Drosou ia a most
insidioualy-baited trap. The liquid
iu reality a aweet, sticky substance, uud if
the very smallest fly does but touch it
ever so lightly it sticks there und dies. The
manner iu which the plant afterward actually digests tho bodies of the Hies it entrupB
is tutcrestiug iu the extreme.
Within a short time of tbe capture of a
fly (so execs-lively sensitive ure the glands)
all the lilamcuts growing round the oue
which bus made tho capture commence to
bend inward, covering the luckless insect
until it is securely within the grasp of the
relentless plant. Each gland then pours
out upou tbe body a digestive liquid, not
altogether unlike the gastric juice of animals, and in the course of a day or two
the Ily ia completely digested, the nutritive
parts have been wholly absorbed by thc plant
and tho filaments have bent back to their
original position, ready to mako another
capture upou the first opportunity.
If, however, tho aubstuuoo caught by the
leaf is of an indigestible nature, auch as a
grain of sand or a piece of slick blown by
tho wind on to the glands, the leaf does not
remain closed more than a few hours. The
number of insects thus caught must be very
great. The plants themselves are very
abundant in moat upland bogs ; each plain
has livo or six leaves, and as many us thirteen dead flies have been found on a single
Curiously enough, Darwin, whose researches into the subject were of u most
exhaustive and interesting nature, found
that tbe leaves on his plants were killed
when he guve them surfeit of cheese and raw
meat. The excessively sensitive nature of
the glands almost surpasses conception,
Darwin found that the absorption of only
the one twenty-millionth part of a grain of
phosphate of ammonia or there about was
sufficient to cause thc filament bearing the
gland to bend toward the centre of tin leaf.
The Stormy Petrol's Endurance,
the pussengcrB on one steamer had u vivid
illustration of tbo endurance of the stormy
petrel. Shortly after the ship left the Irish
coast two or three of these birds were Righted at the stern of the ship. One hail been
caught at some previous timo and its captor tied a bit of rod flannel or ribbon round
ils neck and let it go. The bit of icd made
the bird very conspicuous, and it could be
easily identified. Thut bird witb others
that could not be so eusily distinguished,
followed the ship clear across tbe ocean.
Barely, during thc day time at least, was it
out of sight, and if for un hour or two it was
lost to view while feeding on the refuse
cust overboard, It soon reappeared, and the
lust seen of it was within a few miles of
Sandy Hook, when it disappeared, perhaps
to fallow somo outv.ard-bound steamer back
to Ireland. W'hen the fact is considered
lhat the ship, day and night, went at au
average speed of nearly twenty miles un
hour, thc feat performed by the daring
traveller can bo better appreciated. When
or bow it rested is iuexplicuble.
Feminine Perfection.
The people of Montana seem to have precipitated au unexpected discussion as to
feminine perfection. Dr. Sargent, of tin-
Harvard Gymnasium, has measured nearly
10,000 women who were perfect as to
health, strength, and general development,
but bis results were not euoh that he is
willing to ullirm that there la auoh a thing
ub a "perfect feminine figure," He took
M his Standard the average of each of tht:
measurements made for the whole 10,000,
���nd then compared tbe lines of each with
that. Each was found to vary in some
waye, some more than others, but all iu a
marked tlegree. It was a Pennsylvania
young woman who curried away the prize
which waB offered forcomicq thc nearest
their Btrangth. This nourishment did them
much good, aud tho nurty longed for a few
dozen more fowls. The dog wna kept aa a
lasl resource. On April If! the writer of
the record died. " May the Lord have
mercy on his soul" says tho journal, "and
upon ua, for we ure all very aiek. The wind
is blowing fresh from the cast." Tlio only
man in the party who, when it landed on
the island, knew bow to write, waa tho first
to die, aud the work of keeping the record
then devolved upon another who had learned to write during the winter. Thereafter
tho record was very badly written and
spelled. On April 19  the sailor wrote r
" Wc have not a particle of fresh provisions, a-jtl our condition grows worse from
day to day. We aco uo nope of recovery
now, for we lack the things we most need
to check tho scurvy and to ward off the effects of the terrible cold. If we wero in good
health we could take exercise aud keep ourselves warm, but now this is impossible.
We are all bo sick that we cnu scarcely stand,
and there is little hopo left. We depend
only on the mercy of God. Tho wind and
ihe weather are thc sumo as yesterday. "
One of the moat pathetic incidents in
Arctic adventures U the fidelity with which
thcBe poor fellows, whilo they wore dying
by inches, made every day the record of the
weather condition which they bud been told
to keep. On April -3 tins entry appears in
tbe journal :
" To-day no one is able to help himself
oxceptlng me. All the work of assisting
others has now fallen upon inc. 1 am doing
my duty as well us 1 can, und I shull do it
as long aa God gives me the strength to
move. At this moment I went to help our
Captain, who asked me to lilt him from his
lei. He seems to be dying, und he thinks
thut this change will diminish his BiilTeringB.
The night has been cloudy, aud the wind u3
it was yesterday."
Here is the record of the last few days :
Coal Consumption of London-
Some 13,000,000 tons of coat aro burned
in London yearly. About 4,000,000 aro
utilized by the gas-manufacturing companies ; 9,000,000 are burned in household and
industrial fire grates. Each tou contains
sufficient ammonia to produce, if treated
with sulphuric acid, !22 to 28 pounds of sulphate of ammonia. Tbe total loss of this
fertilizing agent is, therefore, aay 9,9'K)
tons. As tbe price of sulphate ot ammonia
is ��9 10s, the ton, the monetary loss is
��04,006 overy year. If we were leas wasteful wo should nob be bo much obliged to
tansack Chili and Peru for artificial man-
urea. It ia agreeable to learn that thc
nitrogenous matter in the 4,000,000 tons of
cjal which uro used every year by tbe gas-
manufacturing companies is uowbeing made
a considerable source of revenue. The value
of sulphate of ammonia aa a fertilizer is now
beyond dispute. Where nitrogen has been
deficient iu the soil the application of 4">0
pounds of sulphate- ammonia to each acre
gave an increase of nearly four tons of potatoes. Sulphate of ammonia, although not
quite so active a fertilizer ua nitrate, is held
iu the soil with greater tenacity. It contains 24 per cent, of ammonia, which is
equal to 20 per cent, of nitrogen. Thou
there aro the lurry hydrocarbon compounds,
from which (thanks to tbo discovery of
Kirkln-m and Perkins) beautiful aniline
dyes can bo extracted. Tbe tar has been a
sourco of such revenue to Ihc gas companies
that It may be seriously stated that every
year there is moro coloring mutter sent into
ihe atmosphere of Loudotl t hat would dye ull
the fahries woven by English looms within
the same time. If we take the wualo of t ho
hydrocarbons lo equal 20 per cent, of the
fuel burned, wc shall find that in D,0*K��,000
tons of coal burned iu the metropolis 1,800,-
000 tons of hydrocarbons are lost. In other
words, aome 16,000,000 cubic feet of rich
hydrocarbons are every year uselessly
thrown into the air of London, und the loss
ia ��400,000	
Mr*, illmlntone Own* Three Acres or I-nnd
at Mttjjuni Falls, dm,
A peculiar fact has developed at Niagara
Falls South. Upon examining the voters'
list of thc town it was discovered that Mrs.
William Ewarfc Gladstone, wife of the English Premier, is a voter there for mayor,
councillors and school truBtcoa, The lady is
the owner of threo acres of valuable land
overlooking the great fulls of Niagara, just
buck of tbe Fulls View station of the Michigan Central railroad. Since the big boom
iu /cal estate at Niagara Falls on both aides
of the rivor, Mrs. Gladstone's piece of property has been iu active demand. Parties
arc uow negotiating with the lady for tho
purchase of her pretty site and letters
written in regard to the sale. Tbe plot was
present-id to tbe lady by her husband about
the time tbo Niagara Fulls Queen Victoriu
Jubilee park wus opened. It is said to be
worth 86,000 an acre. When the big hydraulic water power tunnel is completed on
tho Canadian side, thia property will double
if not triple, its value.
A Friendly Call-
Little Tommy���" Mamma, may I go over
and play  with Mrs.   Nexdoor'a children ?"
Mother���" Vou have never cared io play
with them."
Little Tommy���" But my bull wont over
into their yard, and tbey threw it back to
me, and It was all sticky, 1 guess they've
got some candy"
Some oF tho Alleged and Actual Ogres of
the Ocean.
Tbe lirvll FIili 1'iililr The Straiten -Ma
rlue .11 tin lial'Ts of tbe Fait Indian
Of-iiii tin* iLiiict���Wliulfi of the Win
The British naturalist Bucklantl proposed
to define man as a "religious- biped, but
the recent explorers of tbe African continent have come across nations as devoid of
religious principlea as a Chicago ward political], and a " bugbear-making creature"
would be a moro appropriate designation.
At a time when Southeastern Europe
swarmed with lions, the Greeks preferred
to heat their imagination with stories about
wood-devila and uAeilisks ; and Jaok Tar,
in relating his adventures on an element
where truth is strange enough to dispense
with tictio-i, continues to ileal iu sea-serpents and devil-fish. The Scandinavian
aailora of the eighteenth century favored
the world with blood-curdling accounts of
u monster culled a krakcn���a sort of giant
lobster, equipped witb iron-hard claws,
and strong enough to drag down u
goad-sized sailing vessel, crew aud
all, before tbe victims had time to
shriek out a prayer to their patron saints.
The cephalopoda of tbo topics undoubtedly
grow to a formidable size- but their aggressiveness has been absurdly exaggerated,
and Victor Hugo's " devil-fish" is a zoological impossibility���a combination of polyp
with the marine monsters oi the foroworld.
The seas of the antediluvian era must have
beeu decidedly unhealthy when creatures
with tho bead of an alligator aud the wings
of a colossal bat could pursue their prey
through the air us we I by land and water
���several species of the pterodactylua, to
judge from their skeletons, having measured '2-[ feet from lip to tip of their outstretched wings.
But the "seu-serpuut" has thua far uot
been convicted of a single homicide, ami the
natural food of the octopus appears to consist of crabs and inoUuaka. A few weeks
ago a fisherman of Koviguo, on the Adriatic,
caught a "devil-fish" measuring l2i meters
(about I) feet) between thc extremities of its
outstretched arms. The captive was an
exceptionally large specimen of tiie uphalop-
ods uow and thou washed ashore on tho
coasts of tho Mediterranean, and having thc
additional merit of being alivo, was shipped
to Trieste, und tbenco by rail to Berlin,
Germany, where he was adopted by tbo managers of the Royal Aquarium. On Ida arrival the intereatiug stranger appeared to
be more dead than alive. The weather hud
been chilly and the temperature of tho water
in his travelling tank wus down to 3li
Fahrenheit, but ou being transferred to u
warm bath bis long arms arose and groped
about, suggesting the revival of his appetite
us the most pronounced manifestation of his
vital energies. Anung the marine miscellanies on hand thero was asm-plus of hermit
crabs and abclcnu oysters, on which tho
distinguished guest consented to dine, aflcr
breaking his fast with a mouthful of whitebait; but when they offered him larger fish
bis tenaclcs shrunk, and bcuvidcntly avoided the encounter with aquatic fellow-ercu-
turcs capable of anything like serious resistance.
The monster ootopus fouud a few years
ago on the beach of Andros Island, in thc
Western Bahamas, measured 1-1 feet across
the tips of bis anna and weighed more than
^00 pounds, but tbo limits of hia digestive
capacity could hardly be expected to include
larger creatures than u youngseal, and only
the hungriest specimens of the tropical varieties can ever have tried their prehensile
talents on a human bciug.
But if Hugos "Toilers ofthe Sea" bad
extended their voyage to the Indian Ocean
they could i.avo  found  ahuudant  facts for
never been known to attack a white-painteil
lierring-bout, mistaking it for a beluga, and
will uot hesitate to lay hold of a harpooned
-vkaleand drag it perforce under water."
A single monster of that species could
work more havoc among a crew of ship
wrecked sailors, swimming for their lives,
-.ban all the "devil-liah" afloat in the seas of
tbe tropics.
Farkmau, thc historian,  who has
quite ill, is now recovering.
A public censusof Philadelphia just taken
shows it to have a population of 1,142,<
A Newfoundland dog went over tho
American Falls at Niagara aud camo up
alive He was cut, but could wug his tail.
He wns rescued after ho had drugged him*
Bolf onto some rucka.
President Eliot, of Harvard University,
is a member of the Cremation Society, in
Boston, aud he thinks that tho objects of
the organization are good. He does not intend, however, to direct that hia owu mortal remains ahull be numerated.
Governor McKinley'a brother, Abner Mc-
Kiuley, is interested iu a new invention
winch he thiuks may havo a greater Influence pei Imps than the Governor of Ohio
can t-xcr-.. It is really a typewriting dec-
trie machine. Ita operation ia something
like that of the picker. It will if it prove
successful, do away with the necessity of receiving telegraph operators, a sending operator being sufficient, aud the machinu doing
the rest of tho work.
A man iu Berlin has adopted a slruuge
way of earning a living. He breeds rats
and sella them for vivisection purposoe.
The youngest great-grandmother of whom
we have recent record is Mrs. G, M. Redman, of St. Louis, When she wui 62 yeurs
old, her grundebild, Mrs. A. N. Fase, of
KansasCitv, became a mother at the age
of 1(1.
Some of the perils of employment in powder mills aro avoided by constructing the
edifices of brick made of plaster of
Paris and cork. When un explosion occurs,
tbey offer little rcaistunce, antl aro easily
shattered in atoms.
If three, or five, or more men, ure aaleop
in a room, and one of them is druuk, the
Hies will gather upon the tipsy man, and
avoid the others. The reason ia, that the
insects revel in tbe odor of alcohol, and
sometimes get drunk on it.
It bus been noticed, us a remarkable
fact, that year after ycur the rivers of Hussiu
become shallower. The VorskU, 160 miles
long, once an important tributary of the
Dnolper, aud often compared with the Hudson, has completely dried up.
A " Home for the Dying" was established
in London, seven years ago, by a Scotch
lady. It began wilh ten beds. The institution has proved auch a great succesa t'.iat
arrangements aro in progress to vastly increase tho accommodations.
Six brothers in a family named Frost,
at Kansas City, are respectively named
Winter Frost, .Tack Frost, White Frost,
Cold Frost, Early Frost, und Snow Frost.
Fancy what u chilling reception thoy could
ivu u visitor whom tbey did not like.
Tbo musquitoes of Yucatan are the
largest iu tbe world, and ton times moro
voracious than even tho Jersey musquito.
Until u few years ugo they were unknown
in Mexico, but wero brought there by ships
from the United States, and have prospered
to an alurmiug extent in the laud of their
A crowd of girls blooked a sidewalk iu
New York city. Hurry Uilfoil, an actor,
wishing to pu.-H, pretended to kick an imaginary dog, und imitated a series of yelps.
The girle screamed and scattered, aud one
ot them fainted. The actor was nrrested
for cruelty to animals, as it was thought
,   ���,. ; that he had really kicked a dog. The officer
thc purpose of his sensation novel.  1 ho meat I sai(- he 9ftW him kiok t-18 T,]e QCt0|.
formidable caruiyormia nanmuoUba pres- | wejU t,irough t,(e performance agaii
ent world is not the lion, but tho polar hour
But the entire bead of that terror of the
arctic fisherman would find room within the
jaws of a white shark and could bo crunched into fragments by tho multiplex rows of
terrible teeth, Tho shark of tbe Sunda
Archipelago has four rows of teeth iu each
jaw, from twenty to thirty-two teeth per
row, each tooth '2 inches in length and jagged like a Soudauese dark-knife, which it
far surpasses in its combination of elasticity
and strength. Tbe best steel in the world,
worked into a flat, tbiu blade, is not half ns
supple as a shark's tooth, with its flexor
muscles thut can bend it back till it ia
pressed close against the roof uf tbe palate ;
but by a reverse action these same muscles
can make the lung rcw of fangs bristle like
tbe quills ofa porcupino and become rigid
enough to cut their way through a 4-inch
plank of the toughest wood. In the City
Museum of Amsterdam there ia a 26-foot
skeleton of a white shark, captured on the
coast of Java after a struggle that demolished tbe quarter-deck furniture of a Batuvii
steamer, Tho monster bad been hooked by a passenger, who was almost
jerked overboard when be attempted to
haul in his prize, and a dozen of hia companions had to exert all their strength (in
tbo temporary absonco of the captain) before they could drag thc captive out of his
native clement. Every now and then he
made a jump upward as if trying to snap
through the chain attached to tho hook,
but the tackle held, and tho passengers ut
last lundod thc ogre that smashed a dozen
chairs before Mynheer Captain rushed in
with re-onforcemcnls and u shower of blus-
phemies. The skeleton jaws of t hat realistic devil-fish look like tho entrance of
Dante's Inferno���a gapiug cavity so studded
all around witb dagger points thut a man's
face could be torn off like u musk by pushing him in headforemost antl drugging him
out again. Thc horrible upparutus displays
almost a superabundance of destructive
contrivances, and if the giant shark had
been gifted with the agility of a dolphin It
would mako tbo ocean untenable to any
creature abovo thc alze of u herring.
, a again beforo
the police captain, und was dischurged.
It is noted in New York that there ia a
surprising number of " Americans" returning from Europe just now, "Americans"
that seem to be ut bome in every language
but Fiig^lish. One ship arrived about ten
days ugo with over OUO stecrugo passengers
on board, all of whom were either American citizens, or tourists. There can be no
mistake about this, becauso the steamship
company hud certificates to that effect,
sworn to by the Europeans agents. So of
course the passengers must all have been
what they were aaid to be. Hud it not
been for the immigration trouble the United
Stutes authorities might mill he ignorant of
how many poor American citizens have been
wandering iu foreign parts. No one knows
why chey have all been rushing home so
fast (in tho steerage) since the Nation has
decided agu'ust immigration.
riie Redman's Terror or tUs Natural rtit-a-
Thunder ia to primitive people the moat
iwful of natural phenomena, bo it is nob
itrunge to find that tho Indians have many
legends about its origin aud ita power, Tho
Kastern tribes, whose stronghold was in
Western Outarlo, naturally associated it
with Niagara Falls ; while tbe Western
races looked towards the peaks of the Uocky
Mountains as the home of the Thunder,
The Dakotus, or modern Sioux, say that
Thunder is a large bird, and that ia thu
reason it can travel so rapidly. The rumbling noise is caused by un immense number
of young birds. It is begun by the old
bird and carried on by the young birds.
This is the cause of tho long duration of tbe
peals of thunder. Thu ludiaus say thut it
is the nestlings, or Thunders, that do the
mischief; they are like the young mischievous men who will not listen to good counsel.
Tbe old thunder bird is wise uud good, and
dues not kill unybody, uor do any kiud of
The Dakotus used to have a company of
men who claimed the oxclusive power and
privilege of lighting the thunder. Whenever a storm, t hey wished to avert, threat-
ened, the thunder fighters would take theit
bows uud arrows, their magic drum, and a
aort of whiatle mado of the wing-bone of a
war eagle, and, thus armed, run out and
fire at the riaing cloud, whoopiug, yelling,
whistling ami heating their drum to frighten it down again. One afternoon a heavy
black cloud came up, ami they repaired tu
the top of a hill, where they brought all
their magic artillery into pluy against it.
But the undaunted thunder darted out a
bright flush which struck ono of the party
dead aa ho was in tho very act of slinking
Ids long pointed lance aguinst. it. After
that they decided that no human power
could quell the thunder ��� but thero were
two gods who could do so. One was n giant
so great that ho strode over the largest
rivers and the tallest pines with cuac. Hu
could destroy the thunder by a mere look of
tbe eye, Tbo other Hueceesfu1 opponent
waa the god of the water. Sometimes tho
thunder tlurted his lightning, but coming
in contact with the water, it was always
Thc Iroquois, far to the Fast, say that a
dreadful serpent poisoned the waters of
Niagara river, and when tho iudians drank
of it they died. Then the serpent camo
forth and fed on the bodies. But under tho
Falls lived the rain-giving god, ami oue day
ho went forth with his quiver full of thunder-bolts ; and he hurled them one alter
another at tbo serpent until it was slain.
The monstei-B body stretched for more than
n mile, and, flouting down the river, caught
finally upon either bunk, and thus by tin*
waters piling up behind, wus formed the
horseshoe curve of ihe FuIIh, About tha
shores of Luke Superior there dwelt, a few
hundred years ago, the tribe of Hurnns to
whom the Jesuits early went us missionaries
Oue of their sorcerers told Brobieuf that
thunder ia a turkey-cock. The sky is hia
palace, and when the air is clear he remains
iu it. When the clouds begin-to griimblt-
be descends lo the earth to gather up snakes.
The lightning Hashes whenever ho opens
or closea Iiib wings. If tbe storm ia more
violent than usual, it is because bis young
ones nre with him, aiding in thc noise.
Whilo tho Josutts labored with the
Hiirons, recounts Mr. Purkman, a severe
drouth camo upon the fields. The sorcerers
put forth their utmost power, ami from the
lops of the houses yelled incessant invocations to the spirit!'. All wus iu vain. A
renowned " ruin-maker," seeing his reputation totteriug under hia repeated failures,
bethought him of necusiug tho desuitB, and
gave out thut the red color of the cross
which atood before thoir bouse seared awuy
the bird of thunder, and caused him to tly
another way. On this a clamor aroso The
popular ire turned against the priests and
the obnoxious cross was condemned to be
cut down. The -Jesuits said : " If tho red
color of the cross frighteuB the bird of
thunder, paint it white.'' This was dene,
hut tho clouds still kept aloof. Tho>1esuits
followed up their advantage, " Your
ipirits cannot help you. Now ask the aid
of Him who made the world." Heavy rains
occurring Boon utter, it ia said that many
Indians believed iu tho white mini's (heat'
Spirit, und presented themselves to th
priests for buptism.
Helps for Horsemen-
It improves bedding material and incrcas*
os its ubsorbuut capacity to run it through
a cutter.
Trust to teslcd breeds ; let others experiment witb the untried.
All breeding should be from mature animals.
Begin to feed grain as soon aa the pastures begin to fail.
Hanover is admitted to possess tho most
uniformly good breed of horses of any country in the world. The explanation of thia
probably lies in the fact that the government long since lent ita encouragement to
breeding, establishing a government stud as
early us 1765, The Huuovarian cavalry ia
tbe best mounted of any military force iu
Kurope, the horses being lurge, hardy,
strong und courugeoua. It I'urnisliea a striking example of tbe result of thorough and
persistent work in breeding.
French breeders pay attention to the
development of long distance trotters, horses
thut can keep their gait for ten or twenty
miles at stretch, Tho ueamst wit come to
this is in out road hotse,  und for that we
ure not breeding very steadily   toward a
,..,���,, .....   i distinctive purpose.  There ia more practical
Asitia,theLerchunaHinax.musi8,lne|{ily;utiiayln(|Uroll miutllh t)m��� in ,������'��� 8ll0ll
as Sluggish M a gorged boa, and  rca ly less : ,-j^,,^ ivoUm  mii   ,V() bolltoVO it Would
formidable than oneof httrauUer relatives, paytoalva closer attention to producing
the wh.ie shark of Coromondel, und the ��� thtim,  ftwt t0 draft howM theM lami.h_
man-eator pur excellence of   the    Malay   fr(l. w|lidl tl,er0 -, ft -(ettcr ilommi\ Bt ,my.
coast waters.   It-the harbor ol Singapore  ��� ic(,s llmn fo[.       - roa(|9U!rB.  'Tlie
b0,l,l!')"l.'imiC{! t?.i.���?J?J*��� rn!m"lt;.ra i <*luim that very heavy draft horses uro not
ived streets
the number
employed iu every city iu Europe. In
Liverpool, London und Pin is arc found the
largest horses in the world, uud the great
traffic of those centers could hardly be
handled without them. Our cities are
rapidly improving in this respect, but
thousands upon thousands of good draft
animals must yet be grown to take thc
place of the many light ones still in use.
There is plenty of room in this lino for the
good breeder.
nouis niunneu ..y tj iwniivi aon...- ������ummera . m^ tllll, v       , (lmft ,|0|.m
puddle to und fro for a quarter of un hour , w.u Rdapto(, -ljr llS0 '      Ul0
beforo buthers  venture into deep   water f  of the fl*��-M Ja ftmp-y 'hhd ** _t
but these boats themselves  are sometimes ; ���,���������,���,���,���   ;���   nvnrv ritt-   In   rati-.
������tucked by a shoal of the ravenous mon
stcrs, which leap clear out of the water iu
their efforts to get u snap-bite ut their escaping prey.
On the bench of Kl Moro, near Havana,
Cuba, a mestizo was watering a drove of
horses about a year ago, and after giving
them a chance to drink at the mouth of u
small stream rode a few dozen yards beyond tho delta to givo them thu benefit of a
suit-water bath. He was riding his horse
side-saddle fashion, lazily smoking u cigarette, wheu suddenly n big shark leaped out
of the water, seized the rider's leg and dragged him out of sight before the horrified
spectator could make tho least attempt at
A still more dreadful sea-wolfe haunts
tho coasts of tho North Pacific���tho orca,
or killer-whale, a close relative of thc porpoise, but large enough to swallow a seal
without the preliminaries of mastication.
With tho einglo exception of the Javanese
fox-bat, the orca ia the most voracious creature of our latter-day world, and Prof.
Eohrloht deacribea a specimen that bad been
killed iu shallow water after devouring a
lo/.en dolphins nnd four seals. "The atrocious glutton," ho eaya, "had got choked in
the attempt to swallow a seventeenth victim, us its throat wna obstructed by nn intertwisted muss uf seal bones."
On the const of Vancouver Ialnnd oroos
have sometimes been seen chasing a blue
whale���a creature live or six times their
own weight, but unable to offer uuy direct
resistance to their co-opcrativo attaoks.
"these demons," Buys Dr. .James Murie,
"will assail their largest relatives uud pursue them like raging houiula.    They liavt
Not as Bad ns That
He (poor aud idle)���You reject my band.
Cruel girl I Reserve your decision or I
shall do something desperate '.
She (an heiress who knows bo wooes her
to be maintained)���Oo to work, I suppose.
feminine Contrariness-
Old Rooster���" What have you stopped
laying fort"
Ola Hon���" It's too cold."
Old Rooster��� "Huh !   Juatlike  you  females.    Quick as it gets cool enough for me
to crow without getting into a perspiration,
you 'iuit laying."
One of Life's Failures-
Mrs.  Hiram Daly���And so you've got
your old cook back !   I  thought  you   told
me she waa married about three months ago
and had gone to housekeeping.
Mrs. Riverside Rives���She has given up
housekeeping, anil has come buck to me.
Mrs. Hiram Daly*���What was the matter*"
Mrs, Riverside Rives���She couldn't get
i gin
I'nOitTnnil sontn i��u* for Murdering Hie
Mire nnil Mot her.
A Vienna despatch says :���The peasant
Tanzcr uud Ids son have been sentenced to
death by the presiding judge of the Criminal Court iu Wiener Neustudt. During tbe
trial, which began on WedncBdny morning,
ii was shown that the father, with the assistance of bis son, murdorcd the mother of
tbe family because they considered her a
useloBB charge on tho property ; also that
Theresa, tho daughter, was privy to the
plot, Sho was sentenced to six year's imprisonment.
M, Cottu, who is wanted by the Paris
police to answer for his part in thc Panamas
Canal "frauds, came to this city about a week
ago and is nt the Hotel Imperial. The Paris
police have warned the Vienna police that
he should be detained. The department
here, however, has refused to arrest him.
Hearts Heat In Harmony-
Detroit FruaPraB', The amethystine lines
of ovening were growing in darker purples
and tho purples into bluck.
On the little vineclad porch of the old
Iioum- the two sutsileut, aa they bud been
Bitting since the sun hud thrown ita first
long farewell shadows across the fields.
What thoughts wero in their minds no
look or motion ol theirs betrayed.
They were an silent as the atms, which
one by one begun to peep above the dark
linn of the hills,
Hero and thoro a cricket ohirpnd its vesper hymn, ami iu tho old tree beyond
tbo roud a roosting fowl ut intervals croak -
cd contentedly.
It wus a time when hearts may beat in
harmony nnd aouls in wordlcas measures
make music to fundi other.
At such uu hour Penco spruads her gentle
wiiii*;i and all thr* turmoils of tho world run
to her shielding breust and sink to sleep.
Softly the man put out bis hand and
touched hia companion ou the arm.
The touch was light, but it was enough.
" What ia it?" came the gentle query iu
The man moved his chair u littio closer.
"Jim," be said, "canyon give mo achaw
of terbacker*)"
And the other man, in tho soft, sweet
hush of the evening time, wcut down ia
his pocket for the plug.
Saved Hia Veracity-
When Mr, Smith returned home what
wns more nut und thnn that he should have
a fishing story to tell 1
Mrs. Smith, ns became a dutiful spouso,
wns nil attention.
" To relieve tho mouolony of a wait for a
train," he began, ������ I went fishing: Shortly
before the train wns due I was ao fortunate
as to hook an enormous baas, The fellow
rushed to und fro, and, in my anxiety tr
enpturo him, I nearly upset, the boat.
Finally he rose to the surface near the bont.
The rish weighed exactly five pounds und
six and one-half ounces. I thuught I would
laud him sure, but with a lust mad effort ho
tore away from tbo book und esoaped, I
hud tn run for tho train."
������Rut how was it you knew the fish
weighed live pounds nnd eix. ounces T "
asked Mrs. Smith as a troubled look over-
Spread her face.
" llccnusc ho had scales on bis back,"
was the reply.
She has given up Spiritualism Bince sho
married," "Because her husband objected
to it, I suppose?" "Yes : for whenever she
went to u table-rapping he began to get
mcsBngcs from hiB first wife." ��������������*���*���
Horrible Traffic la Unman Flesh Amons
ltapaclous Tobacco Tinnier*.
"I can assure you thut Ihe former alavea of
tho South wore in Paradise when compared
with the Borneo slave of to.tluy."
The speaker was Mr. Challinos- of the
Coylon Tea Company wbo bus just landed,
ftti-i:.. itavlna lived twenty years in Indian
Archipei-ag-*-, * i*rgo part oi which period
waa spent on tho Island of Borneo.
" Words are not adequat* to express the
horror of the traffic in hn-uan souls that
goes on in that Archipelago Region. The
only moans of reali/.ing the full torco of the
pernicious system Is too see it in operation.
I now refer to tho   system of  supplying
Chinese labor to the tobacco States of
neo by the slave traders of Hong Kong and
Singapore, whero wo find these brutes���
* labor agents' thoy style themselves���iu all
of their detestable power.
" To the ' labor agent,' if you pleaso, the
Borneo tobacco planter goes saying that ho
is in need of 'iOOcooliea, There is no native
labor In Borneo, ynu know, hence tho draft
is made upou the slavedeuler, who promises
the planter thut the men ahull be forthcoming, and that they will cost him $100 per
man���this in mexican money, which, by the
way, is in almost universal use down there,
,*WJ ������-���-���     R0BB1KQ TUB 000L1B9,
: " Out of this $100 the slave dealer agreeB
to pay to each coolie about$30���which sum
the tobacco planter, if he ia a ' juat nnd wise
nun,' is oxpeoted in turn to deduct from
each coolie's wages, and, of course, put into
hi*- own pocket.. Thus, you see, the poor
slave is paying the first installment on his
own hire. The slave dealer, or ' labor
agent,' begins oporntioua by sending his
agents up into thu highways and byways of
China, to scour the country and spread sensational tales of m:\vly discovered gold fields
In a beautiful Eldorado. ' Little work and
big pay.'aaya tho agent, and by this and
other falao enchantment ho induces the requisite number of it-noruut half-starved
Chinamen, to join the expedition,
" All men " was asked.
"Yea. Women uro never found on a
Borneo tobacco ostato. Tho agents having
got their men together compel them to
sign an agreement that each slave will pay
tbo planter i'.H) uud work en the pluntation
% twelfth-month���305 days, for bear in
mind there aro no Sundays, holidays, or
days of rest of a tobacco plantation. It is
hardly necessary to Bay that uot one of
these poor wretches knows the purport of a
document to which ho has put his mark���
.'or tho cau't read or write. The ngents
next proceed to have each coolie photographed. Then each one is branded acro3a
his breast or ou tho small of his buck with
the initials of the owner of the estate under
whom he is bought into bondage, Thi
marking process is done with caustic aud
leuveB an ugly, decp-borncd, indelible sour
ubout five inches in length. Tho brand
serves to identify the coolie should ho attempt to run away, an act whioh he is certain to attempt when he finds out the sort
of lifo lo which he is doomed."
"Aud there is no Governmental interference, in these cases',"
���'Only ono cuec bus ever been brought to
my knowledgo. It happoned on my last
voyage from Singapore, There woro 180 of
tho unfortunate, doomed devils on board
of our boat. They had all boon brought
down fr-ui tho country aud taken passage
totally unaware of their destination until
they wero two days out, when one of the
.slaves gleaned the fact during a conversation
with n Chinuinnn, who was one of our
crew. Then, for the first time, the appalling truth duwned upon them. They
learned that they wero in tho wake of hosts
of their fellow-countrymen who hud fallen
victims to thu slave trndcrs and sold their
liberty for a mesa of potagc."
" Thereupon these fellows took matters
into thoir own hund*- at a lively pace.
Mutiny followed, and aa n result tlio akip-
Sier wns obliged to put buck to Singapore,
lero Governor Douglas wus appealed to
mid after hearing the compluiut mado by
tho coolies he compelled tbe eaptaiu of tho
Vessel to release them. But, bless you, this
ono case brought to olliciul notice is only
one out of the hundreds that go unhindered.
Aa a usual thing there is uo opportunity to
[nit into port at the instigation of mutineers,
jeeause thoy are cowed ami thrown into
irons before they have time lo organize, and
thus tbey aro carried on against protest."
" Anil finally"���
They arrive at Sumlnkun, whero they aro
unloaded like ao many cattle and sent to
the e3tato to which they are bound, "
IttWTED   FOR   Ills   HEAP,
" What about thc natives of North
" A mere handful in North Borneo, and
it ia this locality of which I speak. They
compriso tho Malays, who aro the Dynka of
Borneo; the Battas, or But alt 3, and other
wild tribes of Sumatra, nnd thc Aborigines
of Northern Celebes and ofthe Sula islands.
It is noaessary hero to diverge fora moment
from the personage ot tho slave in order
that I may givo you a bettor under*
standing of the people into whose handa
these poor slaves tall. Thoro are undoubted signs of Borneo having had at one period
n dense population all along its river banks,
Thero are the remains of finely tilled gardens und grand old treea, while oven great
numbers of piles remain, which ngnin go to
prove former habitation, for wo know that
all of tho .Malay houses are built upon piles.
Therefore, when confronted by these evidences of former settlement, it is a question
ua lo what haa booome of ihe people."
"Tho only answer comes from the chieftains, who tell us that the races have in
times past so eontinuully mado war upon
ono another that the end came in extermination. To bo sure, there aro villages to
he found along the bunks of those beautiful
rivers���for poetically beautiful they are today. But even those settlements are situated
wide apart. And thus it is that the old
custom of head hunting has very nearly
died out because the few people und the
prohibitory law combine to defeat any attempts at head hunting, although it must
ho admitted thai ono village Is only too glad
to rob its neighbor of as many heads as
possible as trophies of bravery and daring."
"Were you ever hunted for your head';"
I asked, half in jest, not counting upon ua
serious un answer.
" Yea, once���only once," the Englishman
answered promptly, " und to my dying day
I shall never forget it. A baud of Dynka
chased me around the foot ofa mountain.
Away 1 How, the savage Dynka after me,
until I reached n fallen tree, where I dis*
charged my rifle, and thus keeping them
buck I gained our camp. And these Malays
nre tho very fellows who at length become
the galling yoke around the necks of thc
slaves. What a Malay will not do for
money is uot to be classified in the category
of crime, Tbey are u Btanding nnd ever-
ready aid to tho tobacco planters, who offer
a reward of $'} per head for every runaway
Chinese slave they capture and roturn to
them alive. Thus menaced upon every
side, frcodom in an absolute impossibility.
Tbo slnve escnpes ono night, Tliat is comparatively un easy matter. Tor days he
may hide himself in tbe interior. There bo
s '.ops, in a vust, trnckless forest, without
food nnd with uo possible means to obtain
it. Many a day ho avoids tho river's edge,
for this is tho highway to und from tho
estates. Then wheu hunger aei/es him in
its mad grip, bo grows bolder-��� tamer might
bo a moro lilting word���until finally his
craving appetite drives him to the river,
with the quivering hope that he may meet
some compassionate joul *7lio will ill least
givo him a bit of food.   Ami about '.lie first
fid mi that he dour, meet along thc river
wjk is u Malay���some of these human
devils who are always prowling about for
"The Malay greets him with a winsome
smile. That is a part of his slock in trade.
This smile ensnares the coolie and he begs tho
Mulay lo give him foot! and nid him to os-
capo to the const. Kich promises uro mado
by tlicMaluy, who induces the coolie to en
ter his gobong (native boat),when be pounces upon tbe weak, hungry, and unsuspecting slave, binds him hand and foot, and,
after stripping him of e**ery vestige of
clothing, lands him, st.uk nuked, upon tho
estate of the coolie's former master nnd receives his $u rewurd. Frequently eight or
Un coolies escape together, and finally
wind up face to face with the alluring Malays and thia means bloodshed, for an axe
fight is aute to precede submission."
"And there is do uvenue of escape when
the coolie is once pursued ? "
"No. It oocnaionally happens that a
coolie, when hard pressed, will take to tho
water and attempt to swim to tbe opposite
bank of the river. But what thou? Ho
becomes a victim of a still more appalling
torture. I have seen au ugly crocodile
worry a coolie as a terrier I og does a rat,
and, with cries of frightful agony, and the
water whipped into foam, and, stained with
blood, the poor coolie at last gave up tho
battle aud paid the penalty witb a horrible
"Then the slave never voluntarily returns
to the estate?"
" Very seldom; for any fate would be pre
ferable to their icception at thn hands of
the planters. But I have known cases whero
tho wretches camo back, driven in by the
pangs of hunger, of course. I saw one poor
fellow, the very lifo blood wrung from hia
heart at every step, u he dragged his weary
body back, aud wan, fanii��hcd, feet. But
death ia the sweotest relief from auch bondage after all. Yes, it's a pitiful state of
alt'uiia down there in Borneo. The frightful
dragon of slavery draws his loathsome
length over the land, leaving the -dime of
bondage to fester beneath tbe sun of nine'
teenth century civilization. And we so-called Christ inns gaze upon it with fettered
tonguea, until it becomes us to cry out 'Look
at us I We are tho advocates, the models of
modern reform and liberty.'
" We will admit that the Southern slave
lay shackled, hand and foot and body, across
a line of racorous bubbling contention. But
if he had an enemy, he ulao had a friend. In
the case of tbe coolio slave tho affair is all
one-Bided. No person defeuds his case. If
he docs fight for himself his aide falls defeated and he dies. Hundreds of thouaanda of
men laid down their lives to quench tho hot
fires of secession. Not a man ever died for
tho abolition of coolie Blavery. It is all a
self-fought buttle with them. Their life
story is abort, sad, appalling. Capture under thc deception of labor ugonts, aubjectiou,
the caustic brand ; tho hellish slave driver
of tbe toliaci o estate���uud, perchance, escape. If ao, recapture and punishment too
burrowing to mention. Perhaps they plunge
into the rivor. Anil if they do a more horrible death awaits tbem, as they scream in
the agony of despair and terror and listen
to the sickening crackiug of their own bones
between the crunching teeth of the ugly
He Saved u Life anil Received Hla Own
Twice, In Lieu Thereof.
About the middle of this century thore
was a terrible uprising among the Yucatan
Indians, For a time they were able to
wreck vongeance ou their white conquerors
aud their ferocity antl cruelty were horrible,
Kven so dark a page of history as this,
however, is not without its stcry of kind-
ness and mercy betwocu enemies. The town
of Peto was so situated iu the Indian territory that it was taken by the Indians and
recuptured by tlm whites many times,
Once, when it was in the hands of its rightful owners, a number of Indian prisoners
wero held.
Less cruel than the savages, the whites
killed only in battle ; they allowed their
prisoners to live. But provisions liecmue
moro and more scarce in Peto, aud the Indians were left to die of hunger. One day
Don Marcos Duarte, a wealthy inhabitant
of the town, waa passing the house where
the Indians were, and stopped, shocked at
tho sight of a miserable, emaciated creature.
"What are you doing ?" he askod.
" I am eatlug my shoes, aa you see," was
tho reply, "I am starving to death." For
twelve days we have had almost no food.
Most of my companions are dead,' uud the
days of the rest are numbered."
Don Marcos looked at the miserable survivors, and said, " You and they shall
live," nnd he sent them food everyday, and
finally procured their freedom. Whatever
were tlio rights of the question between
Indians and whites in his case, human pity
spoke first in his heart.
Some time later Peto was captured hy the
Indians, and the inhabitants were massacred. Don Marcos, with his wife and
children, awaited death on their knees in
prayer. Thoy heard a party of savages
approaching the home, and felt that the
cud had come,
Thc head of tbo band, however, stationed
sentinols around tho house, and gave this
order: "Not a hair of tho bend of this
man or his family is to be touched ou pain
of death."
Tlio family of Duarte was the only one
that was spared. The Indian who had Inspired the pity of Dun Marcos was paying
his debt.
Twenty years afterward, in a successful
uprising, the Indians sacked a number of
villages aud country houses. They retreated loaded with spoil uud dragging with
them many household servants, of whom
they intended to make slaves. The chief of
llie expedition naked one of them what wns
the iinmo of his muster.
" Don Marcos Duarto," ho replied.
The  chief  immediately   called a  halt.
How many men belong to Don Marcos ?"
be nskod.
Twenty-four,"   replied   the   man    to
whom he had spoken.
" Name them," said the chief.
Having collected tho twonty-fonr men,
be returned to them the spoil which had
come from the Duarte house, und said, "Go
homo, friends ; you arc free." Jt was tbo
Indian once mote paying his debt.
Parsee Smcitte:*-
From n recent official return it appears
that t here were !"'* deaths by suicide in Bombay last year. In proportion to population
the Parsees head the lisl, followed by
Europeans, while thc native Christians are
ut tho bottom. Tbe fcmalo suicides nre
mainly amongst Hindoos, and 22 of them
were married women bet ween the uges of 1*2
and 'iu. The reasons of 1(| suicide-- by women woro ascertained, Quarrels between
husband and wife accounted for six ; one
gill of IS destroyed herself became hIic had
ost nu eye, and no ono would marry her ;
two wives aged .'JO complained of younger
wives; one girl of 15 objected to  the'jou-
luctof her mother-in-law j a woman complained of uot being allowed by her lms��
bund to see her mother ; another was grieved by her husband's insolvency ; a third became uiiublo to go out begging; while n
woman aged ICO threw herself down u woll
while insane.
Hot as Bad as That-
He (poor nnd idle)���Yon reject my hand.
Cruel girl I Reserve your decision or I
shall do something dcBpcra'.e !
She (au heiress who knows ho woooa her
to be maintained)���Go to work- I suppose.
Feminine Contrariness.
Old Booster���-" What have you stopped
laying for?"
Old Hen���"It's too cold,"
Old UooBtcr���"Huh! Just liko you females, i'uiok aa it gots cool enough for me
to crow without getting into a perspiration,
you quit laying."
Tho heart that is soonest uwuko to the
flowers is always the lirst to be tou-ched by
the thorns.
Do you bcllove in thc transmigration of
souls, Joe*;" " What's that, sir"!'' " Why,
for instance, that that cow has hud a prior existence in another form��� perhaps been a
being like myself,'' "Oh no doubt tbe
cow's bcon u calf."
A Strange i-inui Found on the son t her is
Pralrles-lIi Peculiar and Fatal fcffeei
��u Animal, Which Eat It.
The enterprising Englishman who emigrates to the south-western prairies of
North America with a view to ranching,
has many trials awaiting him of which be
little dreams in Old England; but to my
mind the worst evil of all is to find one's
self unwittingly the purchaser of a ranch ou
which Loco is found- Few peoplo who have
not been out West know anything about
this plant, which is ao much dreaded by
cattle ranchmen, and therefore I think a
few remarks about it may not prove un-
nteresting to somo readers.
This loco is a pretty plant, something like
a vetch iu appearance, with white, purple,
and red flowers. The leaf is alternately
pinnate, and the leaflet lanceolate. It is
the first green herbage that springs up after
the long winter, aud perhaps that is the
reason it seems irresistiblo to some cattle
early in tbe spring. It takes its name from
a Mexican word meaning " mad;" and it is
often called the " Crazy Weed," from the
direful effect it has upon cattle or horses if
oaten in any quantity. At the commence'
ment, the poison seems slow in showing It-
self; the first sympton usually being a dull
glassy look in the eyes, which gradually
seem to dilate aud become
To an experienced " Westerner" this is
sufficient warning, and if he is wise, he will
remove the animal at once to somo distant pasture free from the weed, for
if left to graze on the dangerous
herb, tho symptoms will become more
pronounced, the vision becoming impaired,
and the victim developing an aptitude for
indulging in grotesque unties, sometimes
rushing madly about as if demented. When
horses aro affected, they generally show it
first by being troublesome in harness, bulking, backing, and often rearing and hurling
themselves hackwarka. A "locoed" horse
has the greatest objection to having Its
head touched in any way, and consequently
is difficult to harness.
The last atage of the disease is a gradual
wasting nway of the animals ; and thia ends
fatally. I once aaw a cow that was badly
"locoed ;' the poiaon had got thoroughly into
her system and sho was as thin as n rail.
Her ribs showed plainly through the skin,
and she was bo weak she could hardly
stand. Her owner had kept her shut in a
corral away from the fatal loco, and fed hor
up well ; but she was too far gone, and got
so wretched at last that a bullet put un out!
to her sufferings.
Strauge to stay, cattle bom on the pralr
iea seem instinctively to avoid, the plant .
and it is ehieily imported anhuals, often
valuable high-grade beasts, that fall victims
to thoir partiality for it, It is very difficult to eradicate loco once it haa got u firm
hold on s pasture, and I believe the best
thing ia to plough up the land, It grows
in big patches, and iu the "fall" the large
pods containing the seeds burst and are carried on bv the winds to spread elsewhere.
I was for some time on a ranch where loco
flourished wonderfully, iu spite of the owner's efforts to get rid of it. He waa advis'
cd to drown it first with water from the
irrigation ditches, and then let the hot sun
scorch it up. Note that under this treatment it throve and spread 1 Again he waa
that the only thing was to cut it down juat
before it seeded and burn it, He did so ;
and the next year his best hay patch was
thick with loco blossom. Although there
ia a prevalent idea that loco hay is harmless, my friend would not run the risk of
giving it to his horses, and hist the crop.
I once helped to drive a cow from a loco
patch to a corral; the distance was not a
mile, and yet with the help of another rider
it took ua two hours and a half to succeed.
The cow ran ad over the place in a silly
dazed way, until we got our two horses
close along each side of her, bo that she
could uot turn easily, and with difficulty
kopt hor moving on straight ahead. Her
sight seemed peculiarly defective ; on tho
way, she fell clumsily iuto an irrigation
ditch that she could easily have crossed, and
we got her out with no end of trouble.
Again, coming to a fence-pole lying ou the
ground, she Btopped abruptly and commenced dancing and plunging about in
front of it for some minutes; then, with a
groat bound, she jumped over it as if it was
two or three feet high 1 A " locoed " horse
of mine while feeding quietly in the stable
one morning was
it reared suddenly, threw itself backwards
and broke its neck before two men who
wero standing by could do a thing to try
and save it.
A few years before I went to tho southern pave of Colorado, where I first came
across loco, the weod was spreading so
rapidly there that the Government offered
a bounty for every ton of it dug up by the
roots, which was to bo destroyed after
being weighed. This wise measure for
battling with the evil waa frustrated by the
greed of some of the Mexicans and lower
stump of ranchmen, who, tempted by tho
reward, actually cultivated the plant as a
firo tit able speculation, until their unscrupu-
cms business was suspected, and it waa
deemed expedient to take off the bounty,
us tho amount of loco that was produced
seemed incredible.
Thero are many theories afloat about
loco among Westerners, Some maintain
that it is not thu plant ut all that does the
mischief, but a tiuy red worm that Is found
only in its roots, and that animals that are
affected must first out the root and swallow
the worm. One man will believe that this
worm attacks only tho intestines, and
another will declnro that it finds its way at
once to the bruin, lu defenco of this worm
theory it ia urged that botanical experts
have failed to discover anything supposed
to bo injurious to cuttle or horses in the
specimens ofthe plant sent to them for
analysis. Ono daring ranchman I know
actually tasted tho leaves, and said they
had a strong flavour of suit about item,
which would doubtless be acceptable to
bovine palates.
I was oucc talking to an owner of a large
horfic-ntiich, and having noticed that loco
grew abundantly on tbo land, but that hia
horses looked none the worao of it, I usked
the reason. He told me ho had lost many
until he heard accidentally that salt uud copperas togoiher mado an effectual antidote
to the poison j for by tbo way he maintained that the plant was injuroiis iu itself,
and quite repudiated the worm theory. Ho
said that since he had left the remedy where
the animals could always got at it, he had
not lost ono.   It seemed
iu this somewhat homojopathio treatment
ofthe disease, but this horse-owner had
thc greatest faith in its efficiency. I uevor
met any one clso who had tried the daring
experiment. I waa much interested in the
noxious plant, und watched all looo cases
that came under my notice most carefully ; but whether the trouble arise
from poisonous leaves or worms I cannot
toll. I dried some specimens of the plants
and sent them on my return to Euglund to
an authority on such things, but he was not
ablo to name it; so I conclude England ia
nt present free from tbo weed, und I hope
she may nover have any transplanted to her
shores. It may not be uniotereatiuir to close
these remarks by saying that iu localities
where loco is found, a word has been coined
from ita name, and if people aro deficient iu
intellect, or odd nnd eccentric, they aro
designated "locoed 1"
Th e Shah SeriouBly 111-
A despatch from Teheran says that tho
Shah of Persia is seriously ill. Tho nature
of the illness ia not reported, but the Shah
is known to have boon greatly disturbed by
the recent troublea in liis dominions, and
especially by the hostilo and menacing attitude of the priesthood toward his authority.
Bound in the Bundle of T it'e-
"And Abigail said unto David,-the sou] of
my Lord shall bo bound in tho bundle of life
with the Lord thy God."
1 Samuel XXV ffi,
Herald It forth to His praise I
Jesus, my Lord can It be
I shnllbo bound
At tho end ot tho day-*
In a bundle of lifo with Thee 1
Life will bo Thine
Pure life will be mine
And love, asu girdle, will our life entwine
Laud I tho infinite (mice
Lifting mc up to Thy side!
Granting my soul
In Thy presence a place,
"Not ugift nora favor dented;
Life liko Thine own.
As puro as Thy Throne
And as chaste tu Eternity over hath known
Bound in a bundle with God:
What n translation and gain;
now I am under
His Qraco aud His rod.
In weakness and peril and pain,���
Hold-so he Baith-
t In bondage to death
And lifo n lent mystery, looked In a breath
Then (Thrill with rapture my heart;)
I���once a sinner���shall bo
Like Thee und know Thee
And ho whero Thou nrt
And havo lifo in its fulnoBB, with Thco :
Death shall have ran
His ruco and bo dono���
Thy dying such living for mortals hath won
Hound in n bundle uf lifo ;
Soul of mine, thus saith his word I
When thou art dono
With mortality'���! strife.
Thou shalt then be bound up with the Lord;
Joyfully prove
In bondage above
The limitless freedom of Infinite love,
-[Llowellyn A. Morrison.
"Tho Elms," Toronto.
How to Tote!
Let overy man who has a vote,
Vote (or "Progress I"
Not for party, peace, or pleasure.
Not for favor, fame or treasure,
Vote for overy honest meusuro,���
Vote for "Progrosst"
Vote us if your vote might carry-
Vote for "Progress!"
Franchise is u gift from Heaven,"
yucroil trust to manhood given,
Bo not like dumb cuttle driven,���
Votofor "Progress 1"
Vote for men above suspicion-
Men of "Progress 1"
No I not wlro-pullers! nay, forsooth I
But men who from their early youth,
Lov'd Justice, Honor, God and Truth,���
Fought for "Progressl"
Thut man who sell- his vote for gold
Should bo n slave I
What! sell thy birthright for n bribe.
And kinship claim with Esau's tribe,
Suoh niiinnr Of-H scarce can we describe,���
Both fool nnd knave 1
Vote for your country. God and homo,
And for "Progressl"
Don't say-"Let well enough nlona 1"
But kick aside each stumhllng-siono;
As if this land were all your own,���
Votofor "Progrosst"
-[John Iinrle.
O.d Joe-
When the "molancholy days,"
Witb their not' nnd mellcr haze,
Settle nigh.
An' tho ripe leaves, rod an' brown,
Flutter sof'ly, gentle down,
Dead nnd dry;
Or, asolse, tho nlppin' breeze
Gosa rampastin' through the trees
In a gust,
Yorka 'cm from tho ol' homo twig.
Whirls "em !������ a giddy Jig *���
With the duat;
Then I think ot reor'atlon���
A spot on the plantation.
Warm and bright,
An' I till my ol' clay pipe
With t'bdceer yellor-rlpe,
Strike a light.
As 1 settlinrputrn, tlilnlcln',
A-bllnkln'nnd a-wlnkln'
Of my eyes.
A sof nnd wis'ful fcelln,'
Upon my heart comes stoalin,*
You see, I'm growln' feeble,
An' soon must leave tho people
Hero around;
An' when tho leave*-, fro*)'-bitten,
By garn'rin' winds are smitten,
I'o tbe ground,
Thon It Bomehow 'pours to me
I'm a po'i* leaf on Life's tree,
Bore an' light,
Which n blastin', blightln* breath
From tbo cracked ol' lips of Death
Soon will smite.
An' when tho loaves aro fallln'
I almos' hour 'em oallin'
From tho shore
Whoro my wife nn' little Joo,
Id an autumn long ago,
Went before.
Now Ol' Joe's sun'a decllnln'���
Where aunbeams onoe was shinin'
Shadows lie:
But, thank Cod, coircs the dawnln'
A llt-Wlth-frlory morntn'���
Up on bigbl
The Sad Story of Elder Jones-
There never was a better man
Than Elder Simon Jone-i.
Ho reeked with goodness even to
Tho marrow In his bones;
And ho'd have been bsatttted
Long years ago. f know,
But for Ills fatal tendency
To say:  " I told you so."
No matter what might come to pais,
No shadow of surprise
Was over seen by any one
In Elder Jones'oyes.
He'd simply listen to the tale
Of glndnosri or of woe.
And when it nil won tlnishod he'd
Remark:  " l told you so."
A more exasperating man,
Tho neighbor.-! ull agreed,
Tbo." never know, however good ���
He was in word and deed ;
For when tbo ino.it unlooked-for things
Had sot tin-rn in a glow,
The stolid Jonan would only nod
And aay:   " 1 told you bo."
Well, finally, the older died,
Ah even good men muat.
HN mortal frame wns Inlil away
To mingle with tha tlutt.
But when his soul to judgment enme.
It*-* course wui turned below,
And nil tho angels I'look their heads
And said:  " 1 told you so."
Kaoint; With Wolves-
Many a thrilling tale bus been told by
traveler* of a race with wolves aoross the
frozen stenpes of Russia. Sometimes only
the picked nones of tho hapless traveler are
found to toll the tale. In our own country
thousands are engaged in a life-mid-death
raco against the wolf Consumption. The
best weapons with which to fight the foe,
is Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
This renowned remedy has curod myriads
of oases when all other medicines and doctors
bad failed. It is tho greatest blood-purifier
and restorer of strength know to tho world.
For all forms of sorofulous afTectbons {and
consumption is one of them), it is uucqualed
as a remedy.
A Boston schoolboy, who evidently has a
bright future awaiting him, lately began au
essay with these words : "The world wns
formerly inhabited by immortals, but they
are uow ull dead."
Have You Asthma?
Dr. R. SflHIFFMAHS, St I'uul, Minn,,
will mail a trial packugo of Sohtffraann'a
Aathma Curo fret to any sufferer, (lives
Instant relief in worst cases, and cures
whero others fail. Name this paper and
eon d address,
Mother���"So you wish my daughter for
your wife ?" Ho���(gallantly)���" Partly that,
matlame, and partly {hat you may bo njy
temporary filling, and stops toothache Instant-
y  Sold by druggists.
"Father," nuked tho boy, "what's the
reason you call that shop ot yours down
town a'plant?'" "Because, my son," an-
BWcred the father, gloomily, "I scorn to be
running it into tho ground."
Dr. Harvey's Southern Red l1"*-0 -��r
coughs and colds le the mosi. reliable and
perfect cough medicine iu the inarkeU For
aale everywhere.
Ernest Duke's Great Peril and
Wonderful Escape,
Uow UU Life -was Saved Aflrr Hit <an.ll
Itun bad Been Declared HupelDNS bj
Three Daclura���An lutercallng .\ar-
ratlve U'Tt-u toil Post Ueporter by ibe
Boy's Mother and Other lVltneisri.
Duffarln Post, Orangeville.
The great Edmund Burke once exclaimed
in a moment of sadness and despair that the
age of chivalry was gouo forever, and on
every side of us we hear it remarked that
the days of miracles are a part of tho dim,
superstitious and romantic past. We are
not going to enter iuto a discussion ou the
merits ot oither statement. Much of the
chivalry that we read of had a great deal of
tbe wild and grotesque about it, while not
a little that was attributed to miraculous
agencies was the work of men of talent and
genius, wiser and greater than their generation, who had explored and comprehended
the treasures of Mother Nature within
whose bosom is said to bo locked a panacea
for every ill of falk-a flesh. A newspaper's
chief mission is to faithfully and attractively record interesting current events and to
make suoh comments and suggestions aa it
deems advisable, and it ia this rote The
Post ia desiring to till in this article. The
neighboring township ot Mono furnishes
an instance of marvellous cure, which
in less enlightened times would undoubtedly have been credited to supernatural influences, aud whioh has even iu this stern
and practical era created a genuine sensation. In a recent issue we gave the particulars of tho restoration to physical strength
and activity of Ueorge Hewitt, of Mono
Mills, through tho use of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People, which are now
household words on this continent. Many
who read the article ou Mr. Hewitt might
he disposed to doubt, but the least credulous
were silenced aud convinced by the striking
evidence of the patient himself, evidence
which was corroborated by several reliable
persons who had an intimate knowledge of
the facts. The fino banner township of
Mono supplies equally striking and conclusive testimony of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
as an effectual remedy where thc physician's
skill and knowledge have been uttorly I'allied. Men may be disposed to be sceptical,
and to fancy that much that is said in
Eraise of these pills ia mere hyperbole,
ut it is hard to confront the logic of
facts, and in this respect an enduring
monument is fast being built In support
of the merits and claims of this greatest
medical preparation of the century. Mr.
Wm, Duko, lot 1, concession 6, Mono,
is one of the beat known and respected
piouecrs of thia section, A few week
ago wo heard that bis little 12-year old-boy
had bceu snatched from the very jaws of
death by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and we
determined to fully investigate the reported
cure. Mr. Duke resides about six miles
from Orangeville, and is one of the most
proporous farmers of the banner township. When the representative of The
Post called at his quiet and comfortable
home, Mr. Duke was at u neighboring
threshing, but the reporter was courteously
received uy Mrs. Duke. We enquired as to
the eoudition of Ernest, the little boy who
was reported to have been cured, and were
somewhat nonplussed when told that he
was at school. From our information as to
his state of health last spring, we did not
expect to find him ablo to leave the house,
and were not prepared for the news that be
was once mora strong enough to mix with
the gabbling schoolboy throng. " Is Ernest
the little boy that was ao sick last winter
and spring f" was our noxt interrogative.
" He is, indeed," replied Mrs. Duke, "and
to xell you the truth, we had at one time no
hope that he would ever again bo able to
leave his bed,"
" To what do you attribute the boy's recovery ?" the reporter asked,
" Oh ! to nothing but Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills," was the readyand emphatic response
of Mrs. Duke, who is a very intelligent
lady, and who then gave the interviewer
the following interesting and will-nigh incredible narrative : " Lust winter Ernest
had the grippe, aud he never seemed to fully
recover from the effects of it. In February
last, some time after he had the grippe, he
waa so unwell that we took him to Dr. Bon-
nar, of Mono Mills, who examined him, nnd
said that what was troubling him waa a decaying tooth which required to bo extracted.
He pulled the tooth and said to take the
boy home and he would be all right shortly.
Instead cf getting better, however,  Ernest
{;ot far woise, and was soon confined entire-
y to his bed. He failed in strength and
appetite, and was becoming moro nervous
every day. Sometimes he would get twitching and nervous fits, and shake so hard that
he would frighten you. The shaking was so
strong that the whole bed shook with him.
We became alarmed and sent for a second
dootor who prescribed for the boy, and who
gave it as his opinion that his recovery was
impossible At thia time Ernest had lost the
power of both legs and arms and they had
to be tied down to ease the sufferer by lessening the nervous agitation. The second
physician called In attended the boy some
time, but the case was getting so bad, every
day becoming more hopeless, that a third
was sent for to ocnault. This lust one said
that thero was no chance for poor
Ernest, and thut all the trouble seemed to be in the nerves. I need
not tell you how grieved wo felt
over the prospect of losing our boy, and
would hare tried anything to save his life.
We had heen reading in the Post about tho
wonderful cures made by Dr, Williams'
Pink Pills, and often thought of trying them
us we wero told they would do no harm if
they did not do any good. Nearly every week
wo read about miracles wrought by the Pills,
aud one day I determined to aak tho doctor
if we might try them. 'Well,' said he,
' Tbo boy can't get hotter, aud the Pills aro
not likely to hasten bis end, You cun du
as you like.' -Shortly after weboughtabox
of the Pills, This was in May last. Little
Ernest had not been taking them two weeks
when we noticed a wonderful change. We
quit ihc doctor's medicine altogether, and
kept using the pills only. The boy improved so rapidly that iu u short time ho was
ablo to be out nf bed. One can hardly believe a story like this, but overy word of it
is true. I toll you thero is a wondorful
change in our boy and we ought to bo thankful to the Pink Pills. Ernest is growing
yiout nud strong, and thia ia his first duv at
school. The doctor said ho would be dead
In fore tbe last Toronto exhibition, but my
little fellow was so well theu that ho was
able to be around, and eveu went with his
father to the exhibition. We have boon
buying the pills from Mr. StcvenBon,
ono of tbe Orangeville druggists, and
l-'mest    is   still    using   thorn   although
A. P. 038.
Mrs. Paisley.
Hood's Sarsopa*
rlllu now I want to bow
and siiy
'Thank You'
I was badly affected with
K-izruin and Beraf ula
Nur-o, covering almost
tho whole of ono side of
my face, nearly to tho
tap of my head. Running sores discharged
from both ears. My eyes wero very bad, the
cyelldi ��.*��, sore It whs painful opening or
closing theffl. For nearly a year I waa deaf.
* went to the hospital nnd hud nu Operation
performed for tlio re-novnl of n cataract from
one eye.  One day my sister brouidit mo
Hood's Sarsaparilla
which I took, and gradually began to feet belter and stronger, and slowly the sores on my
eyes and In my enrs healed.   1 run now hear
ahd see ns well as over," Mna. Amakpa paisley, ITU Lander Mtreet, NOWburgh, N. V.
Hood's Pills euro ��n tlvor nil. Jaundice,
sick besdache. blUatuae��, lour itotuauli, uauies.
not so often us at first. It would not
be much out of your way lo cull at the
school, and there you will find Erueal who
will be able to apeak far himself.
Just as Mrs.  Duke was concluding  her
interesting uarrative    the teacher of the
s'liool,   Mr. Thomas   E.   Laugford,   who
boards at Mr. Duke's, entered the  haa%e.
It waa the dinner  hour, and  the  reporter
expected 'tlm.:. Ernest would turn uu, and
save him a visit to the school.   He was informed, however, that the boy  hntl  taken
his lunch with him iu   the   morning   ami
would spend the dinner hour at play.   Mr.
Langford accompanied  the reporter to tlm
road and on tho way the teacher aaid that
1'r. Williams' Pink  Pills could not be too i
widely known.   "I    have been boarding ]
all along at Mr.   Duke's," said he, "and  Ij
tell you  little Ernest wus in a bad state
last spring.   No ouo ever thought he would
got better, audit seems so atranve that In-
was cured by such s-situplu remedy.    Why, j
three doctors pronounced his case hopeltss,
and yet he is at acbool to-day !    He  ia a
bright little boy, and thu l'mk Pills saved I
his life."
The reporter was full oi thought us he
hastened to the school to interview tho j
little fellow who may be said to have
heard the summons of death, and lo
have been suved from an early gra\ c
by Dr. Williuins' wonderful Pink Pllll
which the tcaohor hud truly described 'i* a
simple remedy. When we reached the
school several children wero playing in the
yard, and in answer to our call for Kruest
Duke a bright little boy started out from]
the romping throng. Wo asked him if he ;
was tho hoy who had been so nick, und bo
answered with a mild ,*nd clear "yes."!
"Are you well nowt" "O, yes, I'm aa
well aa ever again." " What cured you ?"
" Pink Pills !" was the ready nnd smiling
response. The little fellow did certainly
appear in tbe full enjoyment of health, antl
no ono who did not know the facta would
think that he had ao recently been in such
a feeble aud precarious condition as to be
despaired of by three local physiciaus of
standing and expericuce. We shook hands
with the boy nnd started for Ornugevillo
fully convinced that there was a good deal
in the stories wo had beenreadlug of mirucles
wrought with the use of Dr. Williams' Pink
The reporter also interviewed several of
Mr. Duke's neighbors, and found them all
of one opinion. This was that his son
would now be sleeping in the silent churchyard had it not been for the timely use of
Pink Pills. He aleo learned that many
others were using the pills with gratifyine
results, while many more had made up Uieir
minds since the miraculous saving of young
Duke's life to try the groat remedy for
leiser ailments with which they were
troubled. We had anticipated that our
mission would be disappointing iu some
reapects, never expecting to have the
atrauge atory which we had heard of Ernest
Duke s recovery so fully substantiated, but
here we wero returning to Orangeville with
overything that was flying rumor before
conclusively established upon investigation.
what mis Dituacisra SAY.
On arriving ut Orangeville wo determined
to interview the local druggiata aa to the
popularity of tho remedy that ia working
auch wonders and causing such genuine
Bonsations in many parts of tbo country.
Mr, Thomas Stevenson was the first druggist
interviewed. "Do you sell many of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills It" we usked Mr, Pteven-
bod. "I should think we did," was bis
prompt reply. "There is uo icmody in my
store for which there is such a demand,
und while tho number we sell is very large,
tho sale ia certainly increasing." "How do
you account for this large sale t" we asked I
"I believe it due entirely to tho merits of
the preparation. Those who use Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills report the best results,
The remedy is certainly a wonderful one."
When Mr. A. Turner was questioned ho
said the sale of Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla was
a surprise to himself, In his experience as
a druggist no remedy had made auch a reputation or produced such wonderful results.
Scarcely a day passed that he did not hear
of parties who were benofited by the use of
Pink Pills.
Mr. J. P. Dodds waa equally enthusiastic.
" If you call Dr. Williams* Piuk Pills a
patent medicine," said he, " tbey are the
most popular and best selling patent medicine in my store to-day. The salo is undoubtedly on the increase, and I can say
that scores who have bought from me are
loud in their praises of what Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills have done for them, They are
certainly a great remedy, and my experience is that they effect all that is claimed
for them.
Dr. \\ illiumii' Pink Pilla are a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing such
diseases as rheumatism, neuralgia, partial
paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St. Vitua'
dance, nervous headache, nervous prostration and the tired feeling therefrom, the
alter effects of la grippe, diseasea depending
on humors iu tho blood, such aa scrolulu,
chronic erysipelas, etc. Pink Pills give a
healthy glow to pale uud sallow complexions, and are a speciiio for tha troubles peculiar to the female system, and fu the ease
of men they effect a radical cure in all eases
arising from mental worry, over-work or
excesses of any nature.
These Pills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Brockvlllc,
Ont,, and Schenectady., N.\., and are sold
only in boxes bearing the firm's trade mark
and wrapper, at 50 ota. a box, or six boxes
for 82.50. .Rear in mind that Dr. Williams
Pink Pills are never sold in bulk, or by the
dozen or hundred, and any dealer who offers substitutes iu this form is trying to do-
fraud you and should be avoided. The
public arc also cautioned against all other
so-called blood builders and uervn tonics,
no matter whutnnmo may bo given them.
They arc all imitations whose makers hope
to roup a pecuniary advantage from the
wonderful reputation achieved Dr. Will-
lams' Piuk Pills for Palo People, and refuse all imitatiou3 aud substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills may be bad of
all druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams'Medicine Company from either
address. Thc prico at which these pills are
Bold makes a course of treatment comparatively Inexpensive na compared with other
remediss or medical treatment.
The beat isinglass comes from Kuasia. It
is made from the giant sturgeon, which inhabits tho Caspian Sea.
For Coughs & Colds.
John F. Jones, Edoin.Tex.,write:
I have used German Syrup for the
past six vears, for Sore Throat,
Cough, Colds, Pains in fhe Chest
and Lungs, and let me say to anyone wanting such a medicine-
German Syrup is the best.
B.W. Baldwin, Carnesville.Teun.,
writes: I have used your German
Syrup in my family, and find it the
best medicine I ever tried for coughs
aud colds. I recommend it to everyone for these troubles.
R. Schmalhausen, Druggist, of
Charleston, 111., writes: After trying
scores of prescriptions and preparations I had on my files and shelves,
without relief for a very severe cold,
which had settled ou my lungs, I
tried your German Syrup. It gave
me immediate relief and a permanent cure. , ��
G. G. CREEN, Sole Manufacturer,
Woodbury, New Jersey, U. Si k.
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t.i- majority cutiM lie a-cerinitn'd, ami
b> iliis nil Khonld be wilting 10 uoj-.it-.
Ctiiiitiinirii from lirst [mgo.
thnt w'tli more etipiml, his si-h��*mi- wns
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Hfliiy rf nur fnenrls sn**sorib**(l bc-
fo e our outfit rcaih'd ln-re, hihI wi-m*
nut.tskedto pay nt the'hut'. Wed-sir
-il to stmt wilh a Fiiir uirt-ulalion and
ili-i not care to reoeivf money hefore ihe
autual publiwition -f ihc paper. Now
lmwevir. wenim-t enforce the rule of
ndvunre-payin-nt. No iaperran live
ami ilefer the rolh-ction of *-ul��*ri*ipt mis
until the end nf the yem The rule
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ni*ujpiiperi��, ��nd ih**��i uiint, in c-ujIi
partii-ular oiisei'* t'osmali tnjmtily aper
Kinnl call. Thfiefiire, if ynu have not
doneso. i-lence kindly remit, We have
about 100 names 011 uur list to whom
thtHnppcal is made. Jum ai this thii'- it
would be a grrat convenience, if this
wt-n* pn mplly pniil in- end eiiahle ����
lo make aomn needed additions 10 our
plant. In a geneial way we hav-* re
ceived more encouiau'iiv nt th��n we i*x-
l-.ttd, and we*-u(].o*��: that "hi* mihoii
the subscriptions rt't'i red to have not helm" bi'im paid, is ln-eniist- ihey have no'
l-een called for until   now.
There is a vast amount of en rirv
wasted in useless prumhlhiK- Tiie mcriv
fact that, we do not find things ns wi-
would like is no goo*! reason for tauft
(hiding. Wc are n< t perfect ourt-elves
nnd need not expect perfection in olht-n*
"\Vm nuke lilunclers constantly in our
private affairs, why t-hnuld we expect
tin* public uflUirs to he conducted with.
mt an oceasional brenk? And then n-
gaiu, there is always ground for an lion
est riillerenceof opinion, and we have
no right to ask others to art on ��ur
jtidjremeiitjtiieynreto acton their own.
And then auain after �� thing is done,
it is often very easy to see liow it m'jrlit
have heen improved. In it r-asonable
to. xpet't others to see as clearly look-
ina into the future �����* we do looking
..������"k! Assuredly n<i;ihei* let us he a
littlit more pcnsible, lememlerinji that
-i en.e is golden, nnd that charity
���-hould cov-r a multi tide of sins
The rule hire laid down must receive
i!c "cnerulHssent, hut yet in ptactice
we daily violate i , and especinllv do
we do t-o in the case of i-ur politic*!
opponents, There can be no jui iticn-
tion for it in 'he latter rnse nmony
���'���nsihle men. There is not one code
of morals for ihe nnUt-ran ond another
for the citizen Wcshould work toj-eMi
cr fur Rood neighborhood, nond po'ities
an I good government This unchari.
mlileness, and carpinR at, the doings of
others, fc h neighbors hy the ears, embitters politics, and brings gowrnmeMs
Into contempt.
The leitislfttnre is noon to meet, and
������r-w'ji the proper time to ennsider
wh'-tt-e-wehave anv need-* which the
W11I pari law t sh -ul1 be c��11"n* on to
provide for. We nre r.��>rtBinly'inreri��Rt-
H in e��timate*t which will he hroUffht
in a little later on and it would he well
-..���iimke known our wishes as soon *s
for our trunk roads it. would he well
to have ���* ntf-olfta ntim plan.*** in the e��
liimiie". Take ihe one to Union, the
in *.( Important .iH-rtinp*4 in the   district
l,ct us ask for jf specific cum for this
road, so (hit it rtiav not he diverted to
oilieri. We tmnVstflnd -hat our Un
i hi friends will tnnke a move in thi��
direeiion, nnd it should he nupnorted
hy the peot'lp of the vall-v a*, well
The Inn" hridpo between fourleuav
and the liny i�� hecmint; dihipidnted.
11 #as built ahour 1" V,'nrs ��1-0 n,u* '3
Mii.l toll,' In n dnntrerfius condition. Its
nne should not In* continued until it
pors down-entnilincr loss of "f* ^rn'
Vision should he ninde this winter for
Mldlng a dyke, sn 111 to make a hrontl
enlinnkinent which would answer for
a i-vid hed This would take the place
ofthe hridue, nnd in ihec-nd. lie mu-'h
It heaper.    In addition   "o  that   it
would protect much valuable land frnm
ovrflnw A ipeolfic sum should lie
pl.i I in the estimate" for this purpose.
The best w-ny is to post nurseh cs
tli'irnnphlv ns to what is ne'ded. ar-
qnnint our member with our needs
nn.l st'enciheii Ids hands with petitions
whioh he can Itv before the oovprnment
hrfore ihc estimnles arc brouuhl down.
The (treat trouble 's thai hut a few
infcicst themselves insueli matter* nnd
thcVi locking after'heir own interests,
d" not (iiirly rpptcseut 'he district, or
il.    ������*i|n>-;,v   np-nfon   or   t*.i^li   nf die
jimp-Jo.   And yet, If the grnat majority
n't i-npn'1-um. how is nur mem*
(11*1 lo decide what is realy wanted. The
best way Ii to call a nipiUhip of thoctl
i'di", givingsudloienl notice ho tiitt
��n mav attonti, for the purpose of dl����
qui lt>gatd if possible arriving at some
1 hv"wa��hinjiont the spit o"*' land hetw
! ihejrivcr a-'liln- slouuh,    Ki r ih * pur
' nn��e the n'-ewsary fall, ami force could
hen inedby tim*ii-: "' " CourteiiHy
j some distnnve nhove. ^Illi,!l appropria
! tions have (' om time to time leen
! made tc improve the river, hy remov-
| ins snags, iindtilso to piotec the cm
I harkments Only last n-ara feat hun
I dreddoll-rs wen- expend d in protect-
1 ing the hank juM Mow the junction of
j the Tenia in and tin- IMtntled^* rivers,
' I' is thus reeogni/"d bv the Dominion
j Cinvernment ��s naviunhle water and en
1 titled to cousitler-iiion "'ni a i-haie in
j tlennenal ������pprnpr ations for the im
1  pi   ��� r-i r-.i'nf navi-riil.le stren'iK.
The hridire aernss the the Oourtenny
was huilt in I874 to enable H-e setters
! to reach the Pideock mill It ids..
formed a eonneetinn with the road
down the PO"tli side ofthe river and
the Bav. Thl�� was the old Niinabun
nnd Onmox bridle trail. It wns never
of much use. a*>the freshets of the next
season, "went a way the bridges slni-y
t'��e trnil'iinrl thev wen* never replaced.
The mud in many places is now so
p-'O-'-n ovir with brush, that it is- diffl
cult tn tell wheee it whs, The trail is
now heinc cut ou' fmm h'anny Ray this
way nnd n fair roi'd is made lor ilm
h'st two miles, Tf ihe coke ovens ��re
eif-cr-l nt tlnion wharf as ii expect
ed. n floiimhine viUnre "ill sprinij up
there, nnd it will follow a�� a mutter nf
mu-se that n pond road will com-ect
the place with Onnrten-iy
The Iony hrldiw on the Bay road
was hull, in 1S 7 Ti. ihe next year after
the Oovemment everted the wharf at.
ihe Bav and the latter place directly
ennoected bv ro'*d with the settlement
of-he vallev. the mid from this place
runrijiiL'as furns I'idcock's mill. Thiol d rnnd running around alonp, the foot
of the liil1* to the north was in existence
before, hu* has never been an easy ro-id
to  tra'e'.
The Urqnhnrts came about, pix yeurs
two, and lite mil nrop.irty was then
linutjlit 1"* them Down the river wht-re
it. empties into the I'uy. Eabson wns
r��ncht"ff several years before, We men
tiu�� these nii'lyintf facts because ihey
all leo* up tn p time when the village
hud its birth. Next, Hie two Davises,
F-ambert. Berkeley, the Harri-iims,
Rodella, Knox, J. Piercy, Carter and
Fraser arrived and settled here or in
the nei'-'horhood. In the mean tinv-
Mr. Mi Phee had acquired the other
half of Pidcooks' claim, and became the
owner of nearly all of what is now
Courtenay, south of the river.
The first real siynsofa village was
when ten acres were surveyed off four
vrars ugo in town lots by (ieorj*e V,
Drnhbh for Mr. Mel'hee. It was not
long after, ilint John J. Grnm erected
the In fa? and commodious hotel,
known as the Riverside. It wns a 'old
undertaking then, hut time has shown
its wisdom
The 0|ft dug ofTJnhn Mines was
nn impoitant event tn Cnuttenay, nnd
when t'��o years ng-i Inst spring t' e Un
ion road was opened to this place, and
graded the following spri-ig, the
village moved rapidly ahead. Mr. Wtl
|iam Lewis had surveyed into town
lots a ponton of his farm, fronting the
Bay mad, at ils intersection with
Union road, nnd opposite the McPhee
survey, and beunn Ihe erection of build
ings there. A though tti�� times were
dull ;a-tt year along the Const the march
of improvement toutinued until now
the village may he considered establish
The business establishments, at pres
ent, area saw mill, sndi water works,
bak-rv, general store, drug store, t-vo
splendid hotels, real estnte office, newspaper, Idaakriinith shop, two liveries,
cluli rooms, ete.
Th��rc are also three dwelling houses
of more than ordinary pretensions iu
proces* of being built, with several
more buildings in c.>-ntempla'ion. A-
liioug these mav be mentioned hb the
nvst importunt, the l.u-iness block
which Mr. Joseph MePhee will erect
in thc spring at the corner of UnUn
avenue and Mill street. This will lie
an imposing structure, two storeys in
height, fronting 70 feet on Union avenue aud al-ou 50 feet on Mill street,
There will he ample space for three
stores, a general store, ahtrd.waie store
while ihe ihird, the comer store, will
probably be nuhd-vided into suitable
shops, for a jewelei, a tailor, aud a shot-
shop. The stairway lending to thc
second storey will be in front, wide
and easy. In front of the hallway
will be three good sized rooms suitable
for offices, or ihey mav be used in connection with thc tailor shop for manufacturing. Unek of the hoiUay and
1 uniting the enllie length of the building will be a hall about 3O feet by 7O
feet wi Ii a hta^e '*t tiie upper end.
Courtenay, from its central position
being the gateway both to the rich
fanning settlements of the valley and
to Union Mines, is destiird to a bright
A navigable s1 ream- he Courtenaj-
fiows ihrough the centre of tin* town lo
the Bay, which fora small outlay can
lie made use of by steamers drawing us
much water as the Joan. Aioung Cour
tenay is a vast bnh of timber which is
the basis of a large timber industry
which inu**t greatly beuifU her. Water can In- brought in from thc south at
eoinparitively liule cost, furnishing
cheap power for family use, and ehct-
rio lights for pupblio und private put-
poses. Whit with til this aud splendid hunting, fishing nnd boating, and a
healthy and beautiful location, there
Heeui-. nothing iv-mtlng in tho pledge of
nature and force of circumstances to
make this place in the near future a
most tmprotant centre of industry and
Wc buy in the right markets and sell everything
at very close prices. Prices that can't be equal!
ed lor same class of goods elsewhere in the Pro
vince. We have no old stuff, our stock is
ALWAYS fresh and well assorted.    *
There is hardly anything in the Dry Goods line that we cannot
supply, Just now we arehaving b|g sales in Jackets, Water
proofs .Dress Goods and Trimmings
Every  time you buy $5.00 worth you  get chance for
Has ���
Made arrangements whereby it is en
abled to take contracts
for all kinds oi
and guarantee satisfactory work at fair
So soon as
The Demand
Shall Justify,
Will add to the present
outfit the necessary
Press  and  Material
and do this class of
Al Home.
For Sa!e
Grain,   Produce,
And    Cattle
Alio a fine farm.
Apply to
Adam McKelvey
Union Steamship Co, B.O.Ltd.
HEAD OFFICK and Wlmrf, Vanrunriir.D.C,
VH-.M-uveei-t-iiii Niwntmn- SS. Ctitcli l-envns
0 Kit. wi-arfdall) ��i imi p. m. n-inn;lnu
tii'.i, ,\i,<-Muoi-i 7u. in. uhi*"-i) at ('o'nif-anyfl
wbitri until noon,
VnncdiiviT iinil CotllOX SS. rnnii-x Innvcti
Poliijmliy'fl wlmrf ev. 1-. M-ill-la- hi k h m.
fur L011111S district, reltiritnig un Tucuuay,
Vmiriiiivor niid Nuriinri- hoirtflrifi Catiijm
Si'M-'iiic is find Comnv-   SS. ('mn<ix   ItiiHfia
C'ui.iint-*   wlnrl   ��*M-n   �� i-rln.^lio :,i **ln.  i���.
fur Uil-fnn'n LnntHim, Peohult. Wnl-juin** Hnija
l.iiKi, iinel i-iuiiti. unrlu-i uml Coniox rolurn-
tlll) Hi III 1; r 1.111 It.
���r-ii.stiiiieifi mil Scows ii'wnys nvFtttnblfl fur
Bxriirs f. Towina Frf>l|(litinK HtminoBF    Am
p���(. htorngo Accoiundnl Inn on ���"*/-* wlnu-i.
I'ariii iilnra on ap[iltciitlon tothm oHicd.
WM. WEUESTEK,   Manager.
Tolopjumo l��l P.n. Box -jit
J. W. McK'en-jie
Courtenay, B. C.
General iilacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Letter orders   receive   prompt attention.
Commercial Street Nanaimo B. C,
I Make It a Point I Know
For ihe list thirty years having handled Silver W.ire, manufactured hy the
Celi-Wed tii'ins of Hied and Ban oil���Kodgers 1847 ��� and Meriden I'-riinnnia,
I  know them to lie A I.    ___ In Jewelry, CUieks, Watches, and  SpeoiucleSj
; Show th- Ui^est Stock in the city, AT HARD TIMES  PRICES.
Sjjeoul ut ell th tl given to reparihi* in ALU BrHiiuhea of tiie Trade.
K.3- Orders liy mail will hav.i prompt attention. _%~&
M. E. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store.
Nanaimo B. C.
Vancouver Furniture Warehouse.
KsUiblinliod IST3-
���       Also Dealer 111       ���
Telt,|ilioi,e 30.
NANAIMO B.C.     ����
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gabltj, Proprietor.
Boston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   tlit*   finest   cigarcs,
employing none bui white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUI'liKIOK AKi'l-
CUV. for the same money?
Raper Raper & Co.
Booksellers,     Btatiouers,
General   News   Agents.
Nanaimo. U. C.
Nanaimo Machine Works
Botert J, Wunto'
Fraser Street
Near. Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
I'ruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      l.adners Landing B. C.
A largo supply of three and four year old
Also I'cars I'luines, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and (jrass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
IA Gilchrist
' Agent for Comox District.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Carmey Chemist,
Pure Drugs Chi'tuicals and  Patent
rtiylcnnB   Pi-esnliitlonB ami all orders fltlwl
with care nnd ili��-mtcli. \\ 0. hu*i 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-'-     Red Mouse     -'-
Commercial St.     ��   Nanaimo. B. C.
Dealer in General Merchandise-
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steal
Ilaston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, H. C.
General Blacksmith ing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
��.-ing Machines made to order on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done fi.r the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders hy mail
Box 598, No 308 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
���Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Dottier of Different Brands of I.auer Ilecr Steam Hccr and Porter
A��ent fur Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay 11.  C.
The place contains 160 acres, and is located a few
miles from Courtenay, has about
and j 5 acres are suitable for the plough
fy   This farm must be sold
Apply to
J. McPhee,
1 have some splended lots
for sale, both business and re
Now is tiu* time to buy to
advantage before the Canada
VVestaiu Railway reaches here.
With the advent of the railway, in addition to llie other
conceded advantages of the
place, prices must rule vert-
This town is located in the
midst of the largest agricultural
settlement on Vancouver Island It is within six miles of
Union Wines affording the farmers of the valley the very
best home market, and is .situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are an important
factor in our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and_ our
hotels of the best.
For particulars address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
UriiuMBros-Propra. "Oomox B-0,


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