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Published Every Wednesday
At Courtenay,  B. C.
By Wh;*ney & Co.
One Inoli per yotu $':
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Notices   of llirUts,   Marriages   and
1) -.nils.  50 cents eaob Instirlion-
No AiK-eriisniciii inserted for less lean
il. vertMng Aicont, 21 Morelmnts'
Ex-hange, 8au FrunctBco, is our nu-
thoriasd ngont. Hub paper is kept
on tile In hia ollico.
Wi-iteflaj June 27,1894
Hunter  a  Candidate-
Announcement to tho ElectorB:
The undtrsii-ncd will  be a  candidate
for lhe District of'Comox at the furthcoming Provincial election.
Joseph Hunter.
in this community. The public, too, bas
been lienient w:tl; him. Kor four years
be has been permiicd to practice medicine, notlnviihsiandii)^' he was only a
medical student, and this in direct viola-
tioa of ihe law. He has bad every opportunity, and no obstacle has been put
in his way, but when he asks to represent us in the legislature we must demur, and when he stiii insists upon running be forces us to plainly say, what he
himself knows to be a fact, ibit he is until for tbe position, Hut it is said he is
poor. Then be cannot afford to t*o to
the IcuislmuiC, It is the worst possible
thing be could do, The sa.aiy is hardly
enough to pay expense-*,' He bas a family to support and his duty to thorn ie*
qidrus Ik leave politics to those whu can
afford it. If he has friends who desire
to help him let tbem assist him to finish
bis medical education. There would be
some sense in thai, but there is nine in
sending '"im in Victoria to look after the
business uf this district, It would be a
misfortune to hnn and a public calamity.
Happily, tf those who believe this, ivilidu
their duty, lhe il.injer \< far ruinn'e.
Waverly X
X  House;
tjisrioisr, b a-
This  Magnificent  Hotel   Building
Will be Opened tor the Heeep-
tion ot Guests July 1.
Finest Appointments.
Boat Table, splendid sample
Rooms   and   Reasonable    Rate
A. Liihsay, Lbbsbb.
Don't vote lor Mr. Scharschmidt to
prevent his losing his deposit. If it goes
he will be none the poorer.
Let every one who has lhe interests of
the liUtricl at heart vole for Mr. Hunter.
Let his majority he so huge that it will
indicate most decisively oor appreciation
of whal he has accomplished (or us dur-
illy the lasl four l ears.
k is understood dial Mr. Schars-
chmidl's principle hacker, will after the
close of the political contest, deliver a
lecture on thc Life and Character of Ananias fur lhe purpose of raising fluids to
defray the Medical Student's campaign
Mr. Schttrsclimidt's real platform is
not his published one, any more than
his real position i* lhat of a ^ovem-
uieni candidate. He is seeking votes
by fraudulent devices. His platform
lias but two planks���the Canada Wes-
luin (which is paved with more lies than
hell itself.) and opposition to the
I hinsimiir*-*. Everybody who supports
bim must be held to be a party to the
cry��� "Damn the Uim&muiis." Every
one who voles fm* or gives aid and
comfort to bim in this campaign, must
be held to have adopted his battle cry,
and will be so held, lint it is said
lhe ballot is secret. Ah! but it all creeps
out Iim why should any one join in
such a crusade? What have the Dunsmuirs done to injure this district, or
any one in it? What would it be with-
tul them? Tbey bave established in
our midst a great enterprise, which
gives us an incomparable local market,
which has trebled our population and
made us the most prosperous community (in these hard times of elsewhere
depression) in the Province. There is
scarcely a man in tbe district who is
not being benefited by them, directly
or indirectly. Why should we not be
their friends as they have proved our
friends? What have we lo gain by
reluming evil for good? We cannot escape the issue. Mr. Scharschmidt
has presented it to every person he
fould reach; meeting the farmer on bis
way to the mines with his load of produce be has whispered in his ear���
'���Damn the Dunsmuirs!" meeting 'he
honest miner returning from the company's office on pay-day witb bis pock
els well lined with cash, he has hissed
"damn the Dunsmuirs." Do you
tbink such a cry is reasonable, or wise?
If not, stand aside, and do not be
counted with thc district's worst enemies
If you ilo not wish to stand on thc
platform���not tbe sham, but tbe real
one un which Mr, Scharschmidt is con
dueling his campaign���you will nol sup
port him Thc issue is made. up. It
is Scharschmidt wilh his record, and
his battle cry, and its aftermath of bitterness* or Mi. Hunter with bis four
years of valuable service and good will
and prosperity to all.
If any man knot's the pre-.cn; posithn*
and pmspects of the Canada Western
railway it is Mr. K. P. Kithet. It is interesting to hear what he has to say.
Last week at thi great C-overnmen*
meeting at Victoria Mr. Kithet, was one
of the principal speakers. There was
onc subject upon which be himself said
his audience desired to hear him speak
��� the Canada Western. We quote from
the Colonist report of bis speech: "It is
perfectly true, as stated by Mr. Davis,
that no proposition had been laid before
the government save the one thc l're-
iiieir had referred to. The reason is the
Company arc not quite ready. If tbey
get the scheme in the required shape, or
if nol in exactly that shape in anything
like business fortiyhey will before taking
the responsibility of decisive action submit it to the government and lo tbe public, and let them decide in the malter.
He would, under tbe circumstances, ask
tbe public to be patient as they can, because in an undertaking such as this
more can be accompli--h-d by taking
things quietly than by unduly pressing
the matter. When the time for action
comes, they might rely upon him lhat
they would be advised fully and properly
He felt convinced that with respect to
this enterprise Hon. Mr. Vernon bad not
used ihe words attributed to bim in a
newspaper report, lor that gentleman has
too much common sense to refer to :^ucb a
proposition���backed up as thi*-is by tbe
promise of a land grant from tiu legislature as���a humbug, ll never was a
humbug, he declared; it was never intended to be a humbug; aud when the
time came he felt confident the matter
would be as carefully considered by Mr.
Vernon and lhe olher members of thc
government as ils great importance deserves."
It thus appeares from Mr. Ruhct's own
words that the company is not in any
shape to ask anything of the Government
REQUIRED SHAPE, then whenever that
happens, they will do so. It is not n bun.
bug because it has a land grant. Here
Is nnthing to indicate th.it it has anything
beyond the gram. Mr. Rithet must be
understood as Having put bis best foot
forward, and made the best showing possible, and yet ihe fact is he makes just
no showing at all. Aod it could not
reasonably be expected that anything
cou'd be done these limes to float bonds,
or obtain subscriptions to railway stock.
The matter evidently stands as it did
many months ago. An extension of time
will probably be asked for and granted
this year. And wilh reference to the future, wc mav leave it for lhe future to disclose. Hut this utterance of Mr. Rithet
is important as giving a flat denial to the
stupendous falsehoods which for politcil
and speculative purposes, have been circulated in this section, Nothing has
injured the Canada Western enterprise
so much as the stupid claims which its
professed friends have made lor it. Their
action has been simply disgusting, and
then* talk nauseating. Happily Mr.
Kithet himself put hia foot on their pretentions.
Since the above was in type we arc informed that Mr. Duluth Casey & Co.,
who induced Mr. Medical Student Schar-
sclmudl to ueconie a candidate in ihe interests of thc Canada Western, have failed to come to time with their promised
financial support and left him to tbe sad
necessity of passing around tbe hat to
obtain thc needful $200 to meet thc requirements of the law. Everything so
far claimed for thai unsavory railway has
turned out to be fiction, and anyone must
be quite soft, who will, hereafter give any
credence to anything said upon lhe sub.
jeet, coming from thc same source.
1. 0,  O.  F., No .u *
Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at !*! o'clock. Visiting brethren cordiallv invited to attend.
Win. Wright, R. S.
Those who sympathise with Mr. Schar-
Si hmiili's political aspirations, and perhaps some others, profess to think this
paper has been too severe upon him. We
think this is a mistaken notion. If we
have erred at all it has been on tbe side
of leniency. When a man seeks the suffrages of his fellow citizens, his character and habits must be considered in determining his fitness. We bave only
touched on them in a general way knowing the matter was quite well understood
G. B. Leighton
At the Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
For Sale
My farm of 113 acres, with  coal right,
also stock aud farm implements.
James Chirk.
Comox, B.C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practicl   Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals   ancl
Gunsmithing and  Tin   Work
Dingwall Building.
CoirMox, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M..H.C.R.
Courtenay B, C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after tlie new and full
moon, ai & p.m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited lo attend.
John lUird
K. R.S.
C. 0. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C. O.
0. F. meet in the old North Comox
school house every second Monday at ��S
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J, B. Bennett, Sec.
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on tbe Pacific Coast, and is situated at
die mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and thc I'-iryc farming settlement of Comox.
Trent ate plentiful in lhe river, and
1 irge game abounds in thc neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel  is
ktpi well supplied   with  the best wines
and iiquors.    Stage connects   witb all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Cuffikrland Hotel.
Union,. B C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
Antl the hest kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
I5illard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
J. Ptket, Prop.
Notice of Assignment.
Pursuant to the Cro-Utcr'n TruMdt Doe Act
Notice if hereby ��iven that. Fninois A.
Anlev of the Towu of Un'nti, Vui.enuvflr Ih-
Uud, l'mv uee nf Bmi��h Culuinl-ia, ..ntctHr
hm hy deed dated and executed May 10th,
18114, as-iigiiuil all hia pro erty, n-ul ami
perxoual uud cli-iatij in action to Wm.
Mathewiim, fartnt-r, of C*in"X l*)i.-*tri..-t, on
laid Iitlttud iu trust for the g*-iirnl benefit
of Creditors, *nve an thureiu iiii-ntioiicd.
All peruana Imvit-K claims at**m>-t the said
Francis A. Anley must forward or deliver
ful) particular*! of the aa-R tn 'he taiil
tra*tee. at Comox. ft C , 00 or ln-fore the
I-J.ii day ol July, 1801.
All persons indebted to said Fi auola A
Anley are required tu pay the amount of
tbeir indebted ness to the baid tm-'et- forthwith. After the I'Jfh day of .Inly, I8U4.
the tru-itee will prowsed to distribute thu
am-i--- of the esUto among the parties en
titli-d thereto, tnvitig ngurd only to the
'-l.iims of which he theu shall have had
Wm   MatHKWHO**..
Kited, May 10th, 1804 A��ig--ea.
E* Pimbury & Co.
Whoi.ksai.f. and Kktaii.
Druggists  and Ktationi-.us
Commercial St. Nanaimo, II. C
Ui.ion Saw Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R, Gram it I.. Mnunec, I'rnprs,
^A^   General Teaming
Comox J, C,   \3>
[7-jhe loading hotel in Comox district.
���"���New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town.   Tourists  can  depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with tho
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Piopr.
Wood A Miller
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish Rigsat  Reasonable Rates
Give them a call
Rcbert <J. Wenborn.
Machine- Works, Nfliiaimo.
Denier in Bicycles. Agent for Brai.t-
fnrci liiciclc Co., H. P. Duvis of Toronlo
I'.nglisb Wheels, Illusion, Humber.
Klttige, New Howe and Whilwoi'lll. Will
sell on installment plan or big discount
for cash. Purls supplied ��� Repairing a
"','���'��� :'>*%>n
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo tn
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The StenmiT JOAN will s��il as follows
11r.1l frolxlit nvy otr.-r
Lonvu Vlctorln, Tiwrnliy. 7 ts. m.
"  Snnalino fur Cmiiiix, Weflno*diiy, 7 a. in
���'  Uu'on Whrirl Ttilir-rtitys ,.l li ... tn. foi-
Kill iiimo. iviu.-l.il if t.t I'll on *i\ lllll'l Uiu Bailie
Loavo Cimmx for Nonn'ino,     FrlilnyB, -11.111.
NontilinoforVlowria   smui-a.y. 7n.ni
For freight or suue rooms apply 00
board, or nt the Company's licket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo l'.'y.
Time Table   No.   20,
To tako effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
April 27th, 1894.   Trains run
on Paciiic Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
it nt nm Tlokota will bo l#mo<i botwoon nil
���ml.Ih for ufiirn aiul ft qunrtOT, Rood forre-
turn nut lulor tliitn Monday.
ItoturnTloltPta for one an) n haltonlinur**
Tant   muy ho  pnrcliaHod ilnily io nl] |mfnt-i,
Komi for soven ilnya, Inoludlng itftj of Isiuo,
N'i�� UeUirn Ticltots lasiu*il for ft faro ntul u
.|iinrii*v wliorc llio rtiiimlu furu in  Iwnn'-y-Ilvo
Thraugli mlos botwoon Vlotorln *uid Cnmnx
MlloiiKo nmi Cpnintutlon TtukotMan boobi
ii*iiu*'i'iiiti.ii|iiii,,iti-nini I'n '���.* i Akuhl. vlctorln
A. DUNSMUIRi JOSKI'll tll'N'l'IMl.
I'toiiilcnt. (ion'l Bupt,
ami. Frolglit ami PaMensor Ai*t
Yarwood &. Youn<i.
Bnrniters, Soicltor-r, &c.  Office   Cor.
Huston aiul Coimncidiil   St.,   Na
naimo, 11. C
Gmt-tutUO* i>f tlio Ovi'-iiliil. KiinUi,
nnd t'�� Inl S(i��t.�� l*ihli'K��'H ot Km-
Nan.iinio, 1��. C.
A   Snap
Ho acres of fine land fnr sale or cxchiingc
or property at Courtenay, Union or L1-
nton Wharf
Apply at this oflice.
(psufapce Sale
Sloan & Scott's, Nana mo.
What is an Inst ranee Sale?
So many people ask the question.   We shall explain:	
A'tcr the late disasterous tne In Nanaimo the Insurance Companies carcelled a large number of policies in seme blocks. We
have just $10,00000 toplsce just at present in any other Company
New we cannot affoi d lo carry ever large itock without siffi-
ci"nt insi ran^.e Consequ-rtiy we aie com jeled ta unload. Ted.i
this quickly we hav.; put the prices lower en everything In our irr-
mense stock���than Dry Goods have ever been be light before��� lets
than co?t in nearly every in.tance. Ste price lists which we have
sent cut.
La ***:r: r*   ta
iim of I hio
SsSta  s? 1    w 831\
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Ntvnaimo B. G.
\V, E. Mc Citrtney Chemist,
Pur** Dru^s Cht-iitluitla unci  Put en I
Pliyslonna PriujolntlonB ami tillordors fill il
wllli curt) uml -H&i'Rloh- 1*. 0. box 11
McKenzie & McEonald,
Courtenay, B. C.
General  Blacksmiths.
Bring on lour fork
UNIOX Bakery
Etst of Dread, Cakes  and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be  at
Courtenay and Coniox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adder.ton & Rowbotham, Prop
Nanaimo   Suu>  Mill
- and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Ili.atr.ltl, t'ron, Mill St., I'OlloKiK, Tol. Ml
Nimiiiirio 11. C.
A complete stock nfRou}jhantl Drcssal
Lunilier ulwiiys on huiul; alsn Shingles.
I.tttlts, Pickets, Hours *.-��� indows .'inil
Ulintls, Muuldiriu;, Scroll sawin]', Turninj.
ami all kinds ol wood fiiiisliiiia furnislteil
Cellar,     White   I'ine,     Kettvvnad.
All orders nccii'M|iiinicd iviilifASH orumpt
ly anil carefully attended to.
Steamer Kslell
Harlior and omside tow iny done at reason
able rates.
Ciinteland Meat larkut
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Mains and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables ancl
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding conn
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
First Dam, by Scotchman.   Second Dam
by   Hay Wallace.   Third Dam,
by Waxwork, etc.
The Karl of Moray, Jr., is a* Drappled
Iliown in color, three white feet, wilh
beautiful action nnd ihc* finest quality of
hone, and like liH sire has a tjtcat constitution, lie is rising *our years old. Foal
eel July 51I), 1887, and weluha 1400 lbs.
He was imported hy John Hctherinyton,
from Hrucc County, Ontario, and will
make the season of iH*�� on his firm, Comox.
Earl of Moray; i*. by Karl of Moriiy,
(4354,) registered In the Clydesdale Stud
Book, Vol. VIII, page 422, wiih his dam
Nance of Iinhstelly, as it appears in his
l*edii*ree.    D. MclNTOHH.
Terms��� To insure for the season, $12.
���       For single service, $5.
���      Groom fees, $1.50.
lie-t norlll ol   Nanaimo.
Baynes' Sound Harbour-!   Eroppoiiic ailrvm, Knnct,
\^      tht InrgCbt vessels can float.
The Marriage cf Iron and Coal will here result in
The great Kings highway between Nanaimo and Courtenay
will pass through here ami also the extension of the   Esquinialt
and Nanaimo Railway,
Lots  will NOW he sold on Easy Terms      "J****?"- Title perfect.
G   F. Drabble, sole agent,
Comox  B C-
Union Clothing Store
Union,  B. C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fnr
Suitings.    Also Keep Ready Made. Clothing, Hats, Shoes and
IS^The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
Itage and Livery,
COTJ--R,TE3**TA."*2", IB. C.
Fine Rigs at Reasonable Rates Always on Hand,
:.  Teaming Promptly Bone,  ,\
:]vccquilla:��t &- gilmore.
We are now Prepared to take Orders
All kinds of Jon Printing in all its Various Branches.
Posters, Dodgers, Cards, Bill-Heads, Letter-
Heads,  Notices, Circulars,  Pamphlets,
Society By-Laws,  Batlges and
Ball Programmes, etc.
Orders by mail promptly intended to.    Call and get  prices.
Get  Suited.
J. Abrams, lite clothier of Union lias a
fine of 1400 samples lo .boose front for
sailings, ranging from $22 per sait upwards.   Perfect lit etiai-antei-ti
C. H. Beevor-Potts
Snli.ilor, Notary Public.    Convewmrinf
in all ils branches,   Office    Comer
ciiil Si, Nnnitimo.
Home Made BoysSuits.
Suits lor buys from two to ten years of
ngo made lo order, ;U reasonable rates.
Applv to
Mis. Charles Hooper,Courtenay
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
tht, Green's Block- Nanaimo, 11. C
Will be In Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday,
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gpble, Proprietor.
BaBton Struct      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the   finest   cignrcs,
employing none but while labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a suphrior aun-
lli. for the same monev?
ID. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
I  Stationery,    and   Notions ol all kinds.
To Teach a Team   to Pull.
It is a real pleasure to have a team t*i*1
can be relied upnn to pull whenever wanted
ao to do. Any team, ii" not of a ton highly
nervous temperament, may be trained to
perfect reliability. We need, tirst of all
and forever after, lo recognize tliut ttie
horse has a mind) ami at leant tlie mental
qualities of   memory ami   a fleet ion,    Tlie
consideration   of paramount   Inportance*
then, is, to develop the team's oonfidence
iu themselves aud in their driver. It is
just as true of a horse aB of man lhat he
will not exert himself greatly over what he
lias no hope of accomplishing. But different from man, Hit horse thinks of
previous loads and not of tho one to which
he Is attached. Ihls in the reason a bulky
horse Is apt to refuse to pull a very light
load. He has no way ol estimating his
load only by pulling upon It  Bitch a horse
loa very heavy load then let liim pull upon
U, then taiiafer liim to au empty wagon
and start him.    Vou   will BOO him  gather
himsolf for a heavy pull,   lb* has In mind
the heavy load. Had tin* horse been
���tailed with heavy load and whipped until
the driver ami horse wi'ii* both certain In*
OOUld nol pull il, you would havo a llOlfO
thoroughly broken   not lu  pull.
Let mu Impress the truth of this by calling to mind another illustration of the
result nf similar treatment, I have seen
men who had horses given to pulling upon
the halter, put one on them they were
confident the horses could uot break, and
then whip them over ihe head iu older to
make them pull, Nearly always, when a
horse finds he cannnl pull loose, he will
walk up to the hitching post. I havo
heard men argue that a horse oould be so
thoroughly broken in this way thai a tow
Htring would hold him. There is some
truth in it, though uot alt horses are to be
managed in thc same way. A horse of
nervous temperament should never he
excited. They will always ilo their best
iu a perfectly calm state of mind.
The drivers of fast horses have taught
02 this. Thoy have also learned that io
keep the horso calm all men in attendance
must remain so.    No passionate,   profane
��iM Peo0lt Who Have Aiir��t-'**-l Hurb Xn-
��� lee tl�� i Their lleulh*),
Amongst curioiiB funerals which have
taken place that of a certain dust contractor, who lived iu the reign of ileorge IV.,
deserves mention, for the following atrango
procession followed him to the grave :
first came twelve boya carrying links, followed by twelve men hearing duatmeu'e
whips, and shovels reversed. A dust-cart,
covered with black baize, containing the
colliu, surmounted by a large plume of
black feathera, came next, after which waa
led the deceased contractor's favorite horse,
covered with cloth spatterdashes. The
palt-hearera consisted of twelve dustmen
aud bookmakers, all clad in white ilannel
and lea'her breeches, and a string of carts,
filled wiih dustmen, cinder-siftera, aud
'-hiuiney-Bweops, followed up ln-hind.
The funeral of Clogg, the conjurer, who
lived in the eighteenth century, was
solemnised in the following manner : Un
the day of his burial, sixty of liis friends
were invited lo take a last view of Ills body,
and fur their refreshments lixLy-two apiced
cakes uml twenty altilliugswoi'tll uf the
best ale were provided, while each guest
was presented with a aprii* of holly, rosemary, ami gorse. After the apiced cakes
hail been QOnSUmed, some tiddlers who
were in attendance (truck up the air,
"UHtons, Strike Home," and the mourn
th ihauk a laal bumper to the health ot
l-'pu [cl,       The   funeral   procession
men ever developed great speed ina horae
nor trained a powerful pel I jug team. With
theae genoral principles in view uud proper
attention to details, any team may be
ti Kitted so that it will he a delight tu pull
Have a definite and tinih.ll vocabulary Jo
use with your learns ami alway** use tho
aame word for one put pose. Keep the
same two horses working together and always on the same side. Use open bridles,
so that the team cau sec what is going on
around them. Keep all attachments in
order so thai your team will not bo in fear
of straining themselves through something
breaking. Use close fitting collars and
harness and never allow a horse to become
eon- from any pari of a harness. Teach your
team to start togethor. Keep them strong
and in good spirits by good ami regular
feeding and good eare in every particular.
Let them eomo to heavy pulling gradually
and not at all until their hones are well
Poultry Picking's.
Pullets and yearling hens are tho onea
to put your dependence upon for a aure
Olean out your hen house overy day if
you can afford the time aud believe it necessary.
If you are building a new hen houae make
all tliBlnterlorarrangemontsmovable. Then
when you want to olean it you can lake out
thu ncsls and roosls and do ao,
A little grain scattered over the litte1"
on the floor in lhe evening will induce the
hirds to begin their work early in th��
tnorning anil su help thom to relish their
Some poultrymeu claim that hens will
never eat their eggs if they are given plenty
of broken bone- oyster and clam shells.
Tho host plau ia to keep a supply where
they can help themselves.
The incubator of the present day though
not automatically peiiect. is perhaps a
thing in its infancy, hot, to aay the very
least, it has many points of superiority
over the average old  hen  as ft reliable BOt*
The poultryman lu.or should he, onu who
can aeo further ahead than to the end of
his nose. Conditions continually change
with tho seasons and they must be mol by
being anticipated If tho liook is to be kept
in a flourishing condition,
Though you would think that live dollars
waH a small sum to start, in business with,
yi-i. if you have the lauil it is quite enough
lo ouableyou to make a start in the poultry
raising business. And the chances are, if
you are a heginuer, that you will make a
better auceess than though you put iu a
hundred dollars to start with.
A Puerile Proceeding.
It looks almost poitrile lo see a farmer
arguing against a rigid milk inspection in
cilies or the BUppreBBfon of all deceitful
sale of  butter substitutes.    He ought to
know that eery pound of water llie dealer
puts in  robs him of ihe production of an
honest pound   of   milk.    Kvery   pound of
fraud butter that is sold   lobs him of the
Sreduction of a pound of honest buttor.
Ivery pound ��l while day put inio float to
give weight, robs him of the production of
u pound of hottest wheat. Is hu fool enough
to stand  hy and see this great wrong done
to Honest production ami consumption, and
Justify it either openly or by refusing to
give the movement against it his ac '
The Astuto Sun flowor,
A belter Or cheaper egg food than tho
sunllower seed, would he hard to lind. It
gives a gloss In the feathuis and a vigor lo
the fowl that nothing else will. Orow
them in fence corners, spare spots in the
garden, back yard, and anywhereaseed can
"take hold," H is heal lo feed but once
or twice a week���but it counts in tin increased number of eggs, every lime. Sometimes the fowls have lo he taught to oat
Ihem, hy starving them lo it, hut when
they have once learned the trick they never
refuse them thereafter.
consisted of the thhllera who led tho way
playing tlio ahove tune, followed by the
sixty mourners ina moreorlessexliilarated
condition- while a curate anated upou an
ass brought up the rear.
An eccentric obi Vorkahireman, who
died early in this century, evidently deter
mined that the town in which he lived
should not easily forge1, the day of his bur
al. A free public breakfast wafl given to
the town or. the morning of his funeral.
No hearse was employed to take the body
to lhe grave; but the eoltin, alung upon
towels, knotted together, waa borne along
hy relays of men. Ou arriving at a certain
heii]> of Bluues, outside the churchyard,
the coffin, according to directions given in
the deceased's lifetime, was bumped three
times, and I lie " Lamentation of a Sinner"
wassnnghy the crowd. Aa it had boon
previously given out that every man,
woman, and child who should enter into
the churchyard with, or after, the procession should receive sixpence, it ia probable
that no funeral iu that pariah had heen
more numerously attended.
Aa an exemplilication of thc aayiug that
the ruling passion is strong in death, we
may mention the funeral ot an old lady
who was much addicted to snub-taking.
lie/ore ahe was placed iu her eoltin, snutl'
waa I hrown iuto it, and likewise strewn
upon the threshold before the cortege departed. The eoliin was borne by the six
moat inveterate snuff-takers in the pariah,
and aix old inaida, with well-filled snuffboxes in their hands, acted as pall-bearers.
At every twenty yards snuff was thrown
upon the ground in advance of the coffin,
while the largeness ofthe fee to be paid to
the olliciating clergyman was to be in pro-
portion to the amount of snuff he consumed
during the proceedings.
After these somewhat complicated directions for burying, it is pleasant to turn to
tho aimple arrangements, which two hundred years ago, Mr. Fisher Dilko made for
Ida wife's interment. The coffin he con
structed out of the wooden boarding of his
ham wall, and after bargaining with tin
sexton lor a cheap grave, obtained one fora
groat. Having persuaded some of his
neighbors to act as pall-bearers, he read to
them a chapter from the Hook of Job while
they were getting the body ready, after
which he regaled them upi n aix pennyworth
f cakes and a bottle of claret. No clergy*
tan waa preaent, but the chief mourner
officiated at the service. The eoltin waa
lowered into the grave, a spadeful of earth
thrown upon it, the bereaved husband
uttering the words : "Ashes to ashes, dust
to dust," after which he added : ������ Lord,
now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in
peace, for mine eyes huve seen Thy salva-
tlon," and the ceremony was over.
Insurance of Watches.
The wiseacre who declared that " Thero
in nothing new under the aim" gets another
setback. Here is the idea: For $2, paid
annually, a watch���-gentleman's or lady's
-���is guaranteed against trouble. That ia
to say,$2 will keep it in repair for one year, no
matter how often il may get out of order or
What may he the cause. It may he dropped
on a hricksiitcwal^oryfrnmay fall overboard
with It in your pocket; no <|tieations ure
asked and no limit put upon repairs to the
movement up to a total of $25, at the rates
usually charged. All styles of watches arc
included in the new ofler except a few
apeeiul movements. It is a fact that not
oue man tn 100 remembers tho number of
his watch. The register secured hy this
guarantee is therefore a complete reference
in case of loss or theft. A label hearing the
register number is also inserted in the oases
of the watch, requesting any stranger in
ease of personal accident or sudden illness
to telegraph thia number to the jewellers,
who agree to promptly notify family or
II li In Hie Itluek I'-h-ciI   or I'eriHHii)*, III
Hie l.lltle Tumi ol Vlllllljtt'il.
Vlllingen is one of the centres for the
Block Forest clock Industry. The making
of clocka in the Sell war/watt! datea from a
very old time, and the industry has here
attained some forma which are to be found
nowhere else. It is, perhaps, the most
distinctive of all the skilled trades of theao
clever people.
The inhabitants of the hilhi, from the
earliest time, in distinction from the residents ol thc valleyB, who preferred to farm,
have shown a love for woodwork, and centuries ago trained their handa to out nut
various clever utensils, Their skill in this!
line look tho form of clock-making about'
1080 or '90, There wero vory rudimentary
ideas afloat concerning what constituted a
cl'M-k in those ilayt*. At firat a weight was
[Bed hung trom a siring. Later the pendulum was introduced. Theu came the Htrik*
ing one day clocks. Again, a liltle later,
the eight-day clocks. Hy their own dis
eovortes and by the adoption of the Inventions of foreigners these peoplo have
thus steadily kept themselves in the front
rank among the clock manufacturers of the
This section particularly excels in making
automatic clocks, and clocks combined with
musical boxes and other novelties, The
prini.ipal thing in I his line, however, is the
cuckoo clock (InGerman kukuk).   The lirst
cuckoo clock waH put together about Mil)
years ago by au inventive old Schwar/.waltl-
er, and the popularity of his clever meehani
cal device continues  without ntmtwiieni,
Ah this is 1 subject which has lately been
the cauaii of some discussion in the United
Slates, it may he well lo aay that this is the
honiu of lhe clock in ���|iiea*tiun. There are
several factories in Villingeu, whleh mauu-
feature nothing --'so.
The cuckoo is put up in every kind of a
clock case and wilh every kind ot good, bad,
aud Indifferent time-keeping machinery.
He may be had, works and all, for $1, and
soon Up, according to the (jiiality of his
song and other characteriatica. Hia special
peculiarity, of course, is his regularity, and
this is what got him into trouble in the
United States. Ho has a amall cage up
at the top of the clock, aud whenever tho
time comos for htm tu go through his exhibition his door flics open, he steps out in
front, hows, and flaps his wings, and sings
his little song. He has heen criticised for
his limited repertoire. Nature did this,
and no bird can improve on Nature. The
peculiar sound is made by the use of a aort
of double bellows, through which the wind
is forced ol the proper intervals.
If it is a good clock the mimicry is perfect. It is an invention which could havo
been made only here, in the land' of tho
cuckoo. At this time of the year the bird
ean he heard seesawing away in evory
copse of woods. He haa points of difference
from tho American cuckoo. He doss not
lay his eggs in other birds' nesta, and
seems, in fact, to be a very docenL kiud of
Protesting" Too Much.
She (doubtfully)���" Have ynu really I old
c oi all the sins you ever committed?"
lie (stoutly)���" Yea. All."
She (sorrowfully)���'' Then I am not
worthy of you. Farewell for���for���forever."
The Fortresscn l.reat Britain Ua* Bull|
I pon Ibt* Amerletiii i'oant ami tht
Lines ot Culile I'oltiie.'Hiitt Tbem,
The following suggestive letter haa just
been written by a New Yorker whose bust
nesa takes him frequently into lhe British
possessions in America :
" I do not think our people in general
understand that the British have establish
ed a complete little kingdom extending all
along the Atlantic coast, controlling not
only the ocean, but tho great lakes aud the
Gulf of Mexico as well. I do not know ofa
more formidable line of defences in the
world. It is made up of ouly four points-
Halifax, r.ci-muda, .Jamaica, and St. Lucia.
Everything is concentrated upon them.
" 1 will give you a little Idea of what
business man sees in making the voyage
along this line uf fortificalinns, as I doaev.
era) times every year. The passenger steam-
era run from Halifax to Itermuda in four
days, but they are slow coaches. Such a
vessel us Uui Blake, with her 20,000 horae
power, could make the run easily Within
foi-ty-eight houtt. That gives her au allow
anoe for some delays at start, aud liniith; the
Admiralty schedule puts her down for forty-
font* hours between the two points. Hor
in-ill.-., im everybody knows, is an island
surrounded by a network of coral reefa,
thinugh which there is only oue channel by
which large vessels can approach. It is aa
thoroughly guarded by uature as any isi
and in the world. The ship channel opens
at the east end of the island and runs dose
by the shore for ten or twelve miles, aud
any enemy would bo exposed to a dostruc
livo tire throughout that distance.
"Itermuda ismudi like Halifax in the fact
that few fortifications are visible to the
visitor. Two forts oan be seen at St.
George's, at the cast end, but they are old-
fashioned stone constructions that do not
look formidable. You can drive all over
the islands and not see more than these
fort?. And you can Btay there for aix months
small as the place is, and see no more signs
of military occupation than you aee in Ne
York. But the fortifications are there, as
ean readily be learned by sailing around the
islands in a small boat or going up into the
<!ibhs Hill Lighthouse,
"Tlie north aide is so well protected by
coral reefs that uo forts ure needed there
beyond the two or three that might be necessary to destroy a vessel that attempted
the channel. It jb on the south side of
Bermuda that forts are needed, because the
reefs there are not ao wide, An enemy
might come up within three milea of shore.
You can drive all along the south shore,
within two or three hundred feet of the
beach, and not see a sign of the fort ; but
you take a boat and Bail along the beach
and you will see that it is almost a continuous fortification. One fort follows another
so fust that there is hardly any room for
grass to grow between them. And they
are all connected hy sunken passageways,
as can be seen from the top of the lighthouse.
'It the British had made Bermuda they
could not have designed an island better
suited to their purposes. The very thinga
that make it invaluable to them would
make it almoat useless to thia country.
We are in no need of a coaling station and
repair shop within TOO miles of our own
coast, and that is precisely what Bermuda
is to tha British. Iu time of war Bermuda
would be the great coaling station on this
side of the Atlantic,
" It is as a machine shop that Bermuda
ia of the greatest importance. They can
handle there tho largest ships afloat and
make any repairs that can be made any.
where. I do not wonder that thoy were
alarmed when the fire broke out, for there
is enough powder stored on Ireland Island
to supply the navies of the world. Ab to
projectiles, they are piled there in mountains, Tho warehouses are full of naval
provisions, and a disabled mau-of*war can
lind there duplicates of almost any part
that may be damaged, from a shaft or a
propeller to a new bowsprit. And coal I
Why, thore is enough coal stored in the
Bermuda dockyards to carry on a naval
-��� One thing I noticed in the naval yards,
both in Halifax and Bermuda, that surprised me till I came to understand it. In
Halifax tbey keep at least a thousand mites
of ocean cable coiled up ready for use, and
in Bermuda there jb nearly twice aa much.
The West India cable ia a commercial enterprise, and dooB not helont* to the Gov-
ernment, so there ia ouly ono explanation
of tuis heavy reserve. In case of trouhlo
an enemy might cut the cable ; aud if this
should happen you would see a man-of-war
go out in a hurry to repair it or lay a new
cable. Thoy can't afford to lose their tele-
���raphie communication with the West
"It is not more than five or six years
since the troops and war ships in Bermuda
were supplied with rain water stored in
tanks. There aro immense tanks in St.
George's for this purpose, and a great rocky
hillside waa smoothed to catch the rain as
it fell. It was excellent water and there
was always plenty uf it. But the time
might come when bo many troops would
be massed ou the islands that there would
not ho water enough to aupply tliein, ao one
of tho largest set of condensers ever made
was put up at. the dockyard for distilling
sea water. With these condensers at work
the supply of fresh water can never fail.
"The for Uncut ion* of Jamaica do not
compare with those nf Bermuda, but it is
still a formidable place. The entrance to
the harbor is eo narrow that one ur two
ships could easily hold it against an enemy.
The island ia principally useful to the
British as a coaling station anil second rate
repair shop lu time of peace. It ii in
telegraphiu communication with Bermuda
and St. Lucia, and It ia so near thu latter
Lhut help oould reach It speedily. But if
the British ahould wish for auy reason to
blockade the Gulf of Mexico, Jamaica
would be an important point. Ynu understand there ure only two entrances to thn
Gult, one between Cuba and Florida, about
ninety miles wide, and the other between
Cuba and Yucatan, of nearly the same
width. A few ironclads in each of those
passages would cut the Gulf completely off,
" St. Lucia is less known than Bermuda,
hut it is looming un into one ofthe greatest
British strongholds on this side of the
Atlantic. It is only twelve miles from the
French island of Martinique, and It is nf
little account except as a military and naval
station. It has one of tho best harbors in
the West Indhs, surrounded by high
mountains, which are heavily fortified.
About 400 men are constantly at work there
making new fortifications and improving
the harbor. Within the next five years it
will be almost as strong as Bermuda. It is
already the military headquarters for the
WcBt Indies,"
Too Young.
Father���"You are very backward in
your arithmetic. When I was of yonr age
I waa in cube root."
Boy���"What's that';"
Father���"What? You don't even know
what it is? Myl my 1 That's terrible!
Hore I Give mo your pencil. Now we'll
take say 1 U 8 4, and Ond the cube root.
Firat you divide������No,   you Let me
seo���um���yes���no���Well, nevermind-
guess you're too young to understand it,
Mrs. Koberl HI-.*.*-.-, Who Wai Cripple.!
Willi HheumMlsiil for SU** tears,
ISeiplle Advancing Yenrs, lias Found
Keller���She HcUlf* Her K\prrlence
Uml Olhrra May Prolll by It.
From tho Goderich Star.
For upwards of three years the Star has
been republishing articles from various
papers in Canada and the United States
recounting miracles in healing, wrought,
often in foloro cases, ny the uae of the preparation kuown as Dr. Williams'Pink rills
for I'ale People. A more or leaa intimate
acquaintance with the publishers ot several
of the newspapers warranted us in believing that the cases reported by them were
not overdrawn or exaggerated advertisements, but were published as truthful
statements of remarkable cures from
human ills worthy of the widest publicity,
that other sufferers might lie benefited
also. Fur aome time paat we have heard
the namo of Mra. Robert Bissett, of Col
borne township, mentioned as one who
ha 1 experienced much lienellt from tin
uao of Dr, Williams' Pink Pilla after
years id painful suffering. Curious lo know
the particulars, u representative of The
Slur culled upon Iter son al hia Hour und
feed store on Hamilton street, and asked
how far tho story was true. Without lies!*
tation or reserve Mr. Bissett launched iuU
praise of Pink I'ills, which he said hnd n
most woiidorftil effect in relieving his liiu'-li
er from the Bult'enngofa bedridden invalid,
crippled hy rhuemutisin, and restoring her
to the enjoyment of a fair degree of health
and activity fnr a person of seventy y
of age. "See her yourself," ho said, "I
am sure ahe will freely tell you all about
Iter ease, and you ean judge how much slu
owes tn Pink I'ills, I am sure that it is
owing to them that sho is alive to-day."
Acting ou this cordial invitation, the re
tiorter drove out to the well-known Bissett
lomesteud, Mrs, Bissett was found enjoy
ing an afternoon's visit at the residence of
a neighbor, Mrs. Robertson. She laughingly greeted the reporter with tlie assurance
that she kuew what he had come for aa her
sou had told her the day she was in town
what was wanted, and although she had
no wish to figure in the newspapers she
was quite willing to tell the facts in her
case. "It is about nine years," she
said, "since I was first taken down with
rheumatism and for seven mouths I lay
helpless in bed unable to raise or turn
myself. I doctored with local physi
cians and I suppose the treatment 1 re
ceived must have helped me for I was
able to go around again for quite a long
while, uutil another attack came ou, and
for two years I was again laid up, never
being ablo to put a foot under me, or help
myself in any way, I tried everything,
bless you���doctors, baths liniments and
medicines, and of course suffered a great
deal, being troubled also with asthma.
But although I finally gut on my feet again
I was not able to do anything, and could
get across the room only with the help of
someone and leaning on a chair which they
would push before me. By and hy 1 was
advised io try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,
and though of course I had no faith In anything, I bought some at Wilson's drug store
and began their use, and when I had taken
two boxes I feb. they were helping me. 1
continued them quite a while, improving
gradually until now I am aa you see me,
although I have not taken them for a
couple of months. I cau now go around
alone, and although I always keep my stick
withmetoguardagainstan accident oramia*
step, I can safely aay I am wonderfully improved from the uso of Pink Pills. I am no
longer a helpless burden and care on my
cqldren that 1 was, and Pink Pills did it,"
Mra. Bissett has heen a woman of great
activity and industry, and ia possessed of
an unusually bright and vivacious mind ;
she is a great reader and talks with all the
charming interest of one of the old time
mothers in Israel. In her long residence
of 43 years in this county she has seen many
changes, aud to her patient toil and untiring labors may be attributed much of the
prosperity and beauty which is characteristic of the old homestead.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla are a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing
such diseases as rheumatism, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' dance, nervous headache, nervous
prostration and the tired feeling therefrom,
tho after effects of la grippe, discuses de1
pending on humors in the blood, such as
scrotula, chroma erysipelas, otc. Pink
Pilla givo a healthy glow to pale and sallow
complexions and am a specific for tho
troubles peculiar to the female syatem, and
in the case of men they effect a radical
ouro in all coses arising from mental worry,
overwork, or excesses ofany nature.
Boar in mind Dr. Williama' Pink Pilla
arc never sold in bulk, or by the dozen or
hundred, and any dealer who offers substitutes in this form is trying to defraud ynu
and Bhould be avoided. Ask your dealer
for Dr, Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
and refuse all imitations and substitutes,
Dr, Williams' Pink Pilla may be had of
all druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Co., Brock villi-, Out,
and Schenectady, N. Y., at fit) cents a box,
or six boxes for $2 .10. The price at which
these pills aro sold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other remedies or medical
Tliey Xuw Hide un Itlryt-lr** mill Vandl-.Hu
iiiil-.lt I'oliir- I-.* Touch.
" It is wonderful what can be accomplish'
ed in the education of the blind," said t
gentleman the other day. " Not long ago
while iu England, I went out to the Crystal
palace to visit the Royal Institute for the
Blind, As I drove up to the entrance I saw
Dr. Campbell, who is at the head of th<
Inftitutton, und four of hia blind pupils
about to start on, a bicycle ride through the
country. It is no uncommon thing to aee
blind men riling bicycles in Kngland. Of
course they always have one man who has
sight with them, to keep them out of any
great danger, but thoy move along without
any help, us if hy instinct.
"While 1 was there I frequently saw
groups of four or five blind men, in company
with a man who could see, speeding along
the roadways in such a manner that you
never would imagine that they wero sightless. Of courao thia is only au advanced
form of the faculty that enables a blind man
to go along the streets unguidod, yet with*
out accident. It seems as if nature were
kind to lhe unfortunates and gavo lhe:
faculties beyond those wo possess, 1 heard
ofa blind girl who would distinguish the
difference between colors by touching them.
This is quite an advance. There must he
some subtle influence given nut by tin
various colors which thu kuen sense of tin
blind girl is able to distinguish.
" Talking of color, I remember hearing
lhat a blind man was onco asked to give
his idea of scarlet. Ho thought for awhile,
evidently endeavoring to find some way of
expressing himself, theu said : ' It is like
lhe blowing nf a trumpet.' What better
could a blind man do ? He had uo ounce*]
tion of the comparison of color, having
never aeon the blue sky or green grass
anything with color. His idea nl scarlet
was something vivid and sharp, uud he
expressed himself,as well aB he could."
Book agent, (entering the sanctum)���'* I
have a little work here which���" "Kxouso
ine," interrupted the victim, "but 1 have a
great deal."
Bride of a year (weeping)���" You used to
say I was sweet enough to eat." Groom of
tho same period���"Yds, but I wish to
heaven 1 had eaten you,*'
He (after a tiff}���"Going home to your
mother eh?" She���"Yes, I am." He���
"Huh I What do ynu suppose she'll say lo
you?"She���"She 11 aay, 'I told you so,"
The wifo��� "John you're intoxicated
How did yon lind your way home''" The
husband���"Darling, your bright eyea would
light me home 'f 1 were twish 's full 'a am
Quito's Water Portors.
" While visiting in Qultu, South America, a few yeara ago," mud a gentleman recently, " I never got tired of watching Ihu
city's aquadnres, or water portora, perform
thoir duties. Those men carry great
earthen jars on their hacks, which they fill
with water at the public fountain and then
distribute it to the people throughout the
oity. The porter never detaches himself
from his j.ir, either to fill it or to transfer
ita cimt.eiit:i to that of his customer. He
turns his back to the fountain ao thut the
jar cornea under one of the jets of water,
listening to the sound nf the water as it
trickles into the jar, and hia ear ia ao well
trained that he walks away at the exact
moment when It is filled to the brim.
When he arrives at the house of his customer ho places himself directly in front of
bhe jar which he is to fill with water, and
by making a aort of deep bow he causes the
water to shoot from his jar over his head
iuto the receptacle before him without
spilling a drop.
Struck with Lightning
Neatly describes the position ot a hard or
soft com when Putnam's Painless Corn
Extractor ia applied. It doea its work so
quickly and without pain that it seems
magical in action. Try it. Recollect the
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as hu strolled over the bat'.le-fiehl his
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and wont ou with his work.
Ho liuislted his problem and went down
with a clio-rfi.1 mind, only to learn that hi:
exclamation had been taken for an order
and the prisoners wets all hanged.
The Fools Not AU Dead Yet.
Even a blind man can aee that more
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Nerviline applied externally subdues th
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Poets, he added, wero no doubt born and
not made. And what was true of great
poets seemed also, so far aa he bad studied
history, true of great generals. But diplomacy, he aaid with a pleasant amile, ia
like the habit of netting to the scent of
game jn the setter. You cannot teach a
Newfoundland, or a greyhound, or a St.
Bernard���all most useful and interesting
animals in their way���to set to came. The
accomplishment ia not in their repertory of
undeveloped faculties.
"Lady Craven," he continued, " has no
natural genius for diplomacy, nor natural
instinct fnr it; antl I can promise you, my
dear," ho added, turning most naturally
uu.1 plt'tiMui ily tome, " that I shall never
trouble you by asking you to take auy serious part in nty labors. I, through the per-
varsity of futo, am sent to Constantinople
��� to listen to lie* for my country's good*
and tell, if pnasihlu, bictger lies in tho same
sacred causo. The telling of lie* my dear
Milium* hu COftaed to hu thn legitimate
business of a Udy, ever since the original
fall of man.    It it unpleasant work ut the
bust, however well it may ba rewarded
either in this world or in the next. And
we had consequently better leavo it to
men, iih wo do the work of butchering,
whether on ihu field of battle, or in tho
s hambles, nfserving in the police,of attempting to discover the North Pole, whore they
say that truth uml honesty He soinowhero
frown up in the middle oi a colossal iceberg : and of otherwise running personal
risks, and aubmttlng to personal annoyance*, and, in fact, stimuli men insults, for
whioh thoir too frequent recompense is tho
iugratltude of tlie oountry In whoso cause
they have spent, the best years of their
Now this was an unusually long speech
even for Sir Honry ; but I could uot object
to it, as 1 saw distinctly it wns intended tu
annoy Mrs. Fortesoue, and was directly
pointed lo mysolf.
tf Sir floury otiose to try the point of
his blade pleasantly and with no serious
intent upon tht) young widow, it waB no affair of mine. 1 could look on as serenely as if
eome young and presumptuous Minor Canon
wero twitting my father over his Creek,
and tho Very I'nvereud the Dean were
puffing and blowing, and vainly endeavoring to assert his own dignity, and to demon*
atrato in his own person that Deans, even
if they have nut acquired Creek by years
of ceaseless study- nonetheless know It
by the light of'nature.
Sir Henry had one art, at auy rate. He
never ventured outof hia depth, and ho
never allowed you to exactly measure his
depth with your own plummet for your
own purposes, and after your own fashion.
Thero was, iu short, more wisdom in his
reticence than in his speech. Wore there
truth iu the old joke, and had be really
been sent to lio abroad for bis country's
good, he might, perhaps, have boon tolerably successful. Sent to tell the truth for
his country's-fond, ho would havo been a
distinct failure,
Hut when you oame lo consider him as
being sent abroad with a vague commission,
a sort of carte blanche to lie as his fancy
might pleaso hini, keeping always within
the limits of safety, or to tell as much nf
- the truth as he might know, or was already
known, ho then buoamo a vory admirable
envoy indeed,
It hail onco or twice occurred to me, that
au Ambassador stands towards the nation
which employs him, iu very much the position of a hall porter, whose duty it is to
ait in a l-i*.* chair, to wear a gorgeous livery,
and to teli any falsehood which may bo
put into hia mouth.
And I must hero except the hall porters
of clubs, for 1 understand tiiat the ball
porter of a properly constitute.I club, such
aa the Atkcii't-iirn or Ctrl ton, for InstUUSe,
develops a power of mendanity mingled
with affability, ami of offiotal severitj*
couple I with polished courtosj, which in
the diplomatic service would inevitably
make his fortune.
If the Foreign Office were wiso, instead
of setting young men to work to writo /������������*���
i'm and to study antediluvian maps of Kurope, il would insist that each of them
should serve a novitiate of throe mouths as
porter at a club.
In that capacity they would acquire mauy
invaluable gifts, Iu the first place, they
would gain absolute control over their
features, so that they should betray nothing.
It clouds of doubt tdiould Hit over them, or
smiles of assurance light tliein up, the cloud
and the smile alike should be as much under their command, as are the whirlwind
and the storm tothe rider of (ho one antl
tho controller of tlie other.
Now had il uot beon onlained, possibly
before bho very foundations of the world wore
hit), that my husband wan to bo in the
diplomatic service, as no doubt it was also
ordained iu tho same divine scheme of the
universe, that my father should ne a Dean
with gaiters and buckles, ami a rosotte on
the brim of his hat exactly in what anatomists would term the section of median
plane, 1 oannot help feeling certain that
my husband would have mado a most admirable hall portor himself.
As a diplomatist ho was overweighted,
anil it was lo a coi-lain extent a cruelty to
send him out for younger and clover men to
twist him around their linger* and laugh at
Providence was unkind (n Sir Henry.
As towards my father, she has been recklessly prodigal, In a Cathedral the proper
tilace tor my esteemed parent would have
teen that of a verger.
He would have trotted about with the
silver rod and tho dove at the tip of il,
with immense dignity, Ho would have
carried hia robes deoonusly, Ho would
have been profound over the arch-oology of
the Cathedral. And, above all, ho would
haw Impounded silver coinage from tourists
with a taato for antiquitY, and candidates for
a choir seat for the afternoon service, with
an exactitude worthy of the Fngger family
And yet my father was a Dean, and my
husband au Ambassador in promiso ami
practical certainty, Why tlo we not now
hni again make a sweep out of our place
holders, and try tho experiment of an
appointment or two given in honest accordance with merit ?
However, there tho world is. And I
ahouhl i-ay lhat any attempt to iufltiuuce
the routine of the Iioreign Ollice would be
about as hopeful as a corresponding effort
to change the precession of the equinoxes,
Many wise sayings stand upon record
credited to wiso men. Kach of the seven
sages of Greece has his own, Hut history
has not loft on record the namo of thc
village blacksmith, who, when asked by a
Deacon, who obicelcd to his profanity, to
fix a limit tothe powers of Divine Omnipotence, replied that he would give Divine
Omnipotence ils run fnr a fortnight between
tho Atlantic antl the Puclfie, and would lay
drinks that it couldn't make tho villago
clock strike less than one.
The time slipped hy. I found each par
ticular flay wearisome, hut I had not kept
a reckoning of their number, so that I
neither looked forward nor backward,   as
did Robinson Crusoe when ho cut his noches
in his wooden cross.
My one object literally was to kill time. I
could not read muoh, for I was certain to
be interrupted, ho that my reading hours
wero principally those of my morning elm-
oolate. over whioh I would linger as long as
I possibly could.
Then would oome, if the day were at
all fine, the morning drive, and a little
shopping. I believe that many women
take to shopping iih men take to whist
or billiards, boeatiHo it kills lime aud
uot because they have any particular fancy
for it. There would be people to luncheon,
and the inevitable afternoon tea, with Mrs,
Forteaeue'i exasperating cackle, and then
unless we were entertaining ourselves, I
had usually to dine out. 1 know that I
was heartily tired when the day was over.
Sleep for women is What tobacco seems to
be for men, and I, who six months ago waB
alwaya up with the aun, or nearly ao, now
began to find myself an inveterate idle,
I waa rapidly, io short, learning the art of
doing nothing and thinking of nothing.
And, I am almost ashamed to confess, my
mind was often for long intervals as vacuous aB that of a hoy who aits with Iub clapper on the top rail of a gate scaring away
thu birds,
Sir Henry had ceased to bo indifferent to
ine. He was becoiniug, indeed tedious
beyond words, and a source positive irritation. His small talk seemed every day mor-
��� uipty, and his egotism more insufferably
prolix and tormenting.
Aud the worst of it was that he was so
intolerably contented with himself. People
will toll you that, as u body, artists���using
the word in its widest sense��� musicians,
singers, painters, and actors, are the most
conceited class iu thu world, never talking
except of themselves and their own performances. They lay themselves open to tlie
charge, I will admit; but n diplomatist ia,
of all bores and prigs that this unhappy
world produces, out and away the worst, the
moat pretentious, and most fatiguh.g, anil
tho mo!-1 self-asserting.
The late Lord West bury nnce fob) a distinguished member of the lloyal College of
Heralds, a Carter King at-Arms, or something of that sort, that, "he waH a silly obi
man, who did not even understand his own
silly trade."
Now, diplomacy is not a silly trade, and
ought not to lie so. Hut, to tell the plain
truth, Nir Henry certainly did uot understand it, anil was most certainly, as I was
now thoroughly convinced, a very silly old
man indeed.
His speech, with its assumption of profundity, was but as sounding brass or as
the tinkling cymbal. His goodnature, sucli
as it was���and he was naturally kind and
courteous���wan ruined by his pomposity.
A child likes a ripe peach,but will not have
it at any price if au intolerable oration is to
be the penalty. And was there not onco a
refractory negro iu Jamaica who interrupted
his well-deserved punishment, with the expostulation, "Massa preaches if masaa like,
and massa tlogeo if massa like, hut no
preaohoe ami Hogee too ?"
Wilkes, whoso ugliness, at any rate,
has never been disputed, used to Bay
that with twenty minutes in which to
talk away the horrible first impression
produced by his features, he would match
himself in the salmi against any man in
llu ropo. I sometimes used to think of this
as I heard Sir Henry orating iu his own peculiar manner, aud used to feel a perverse
desire to be able to Bet Wilkes and Doctor
Johnston at him, with perhapa that model
of diplomacy, Count Anthony Hamilton, to
serve as picador.
What I say of diplomat ists js said while
I am thinking of our Knglish representatives, Russians and Austrians, and the
representatives of the Sublime Porte are,
1 at onoe admit, charming, clever, and immensely amusing; while tha American Ambassador is always a ohartered libertine
with all the license about him of a school
hoy homo for the holidays, and au intense
desire to make himself pleasant. Hesides,
he is usually a man of real note in his own
country. Ho may bo Mr. Lnthrop Motcly,
or ho may he Hosea Higlow, but in auy case
he is certain to prove the light uf any society in which he is thrown.
Meantime, tho period of our departure
for Constantinople grew nearer, aud, to
tell the simple truth, I becameevery day
more ami more resolutely detenninod not
to go. In this resolution, which I suppose
I must somehow have made apparent, Mr.
Sabine concurred and fortified ine,
I had asked him, as a great traveller, to
tell me what ho knew of Constantinople,
and he gave mo a very doleful picture. Tint
Turkish women, he Bald, of whom 1 should
have to see a good deal, are far more stupid
ami uninteresting than the young ladies from
a select academy in the suburbs���say Hammersmith or Brixton���which receives tho
daughters of commercial gentlemen upon
reciprocal terms.
They do not evon, ho continued, talk
scandal, for they know nothing of what is
going on. They devour sugarplums and
cake by the hundredweight. To ingratiate
yourself with them you must appear loaded
with lollipops. They smoke cigarottes.and,
wheu they can get it, drink brandy and
soda-water, which I heir attendants smuggle
in under capacious robes.
Nine out of ten of them, he told me,
could not read, so they content thbinaelves
with illustrated papers, especially, If
they can get them, old numbers of the
Petit Journal pour Bin, the broad
coloring of which pleases them. Iu
their children they take no manner of interest, and their average intelligence and
vivacity are not to be compared for a moment with those of an Knglish maid-nf-all
work out for hor monthly Sunday.
"The Turks," hu said with a lauirh, "believe that women have uo souls. There have
treated them on that assumption for centuries, and from all that I could make out,
the soul of a Turkish woman, including her
intelligence, was as absolutely atrophied as
are the feet of a Chinese lady of rank, You
will find the Harem, Lady Craven,perfectly
intolerable ; ami the worst ia, that you wiil
probably ho compelled, whether you like It
or not, to spend several hours of jyonr day
in it.   I confess I am sorry for you,'*
"I don't think that I shall go," I replied.
"If yoii take my advice, you won't," aaid
Mr. Sabine,
The more that 1 thought over this the
more determined 1 became that under no
eircumalaneos whatever would 1 accompany
Hir Henry on his mission, 'Ihumatter was
not difficult, after all. 1 had simply got
to enter a direct and positive refusal, giving
as many reason i us possible, and taking
particular care never to give thu sa-no reason
Sir Henry in all probability, would go
without me, If so, all the better, If he
decided to stay at home, I should slill be
troubled with him, of course, but I hail now
learned how to reduce this trouble to a minimum. Tho struggle of liberty was bound
to come sooner or later, and it might perhaps as well come soon as late.
So, having thus marshalled my forces, I
placidly awaited the results, lu thu serene
assurance of smart skirmishing and ultimata
victory. When tho fighting really commenced, I am bound to admit that I found
it warmer than I had anticipated. Sir Henry
at first was going to send for my father ;
but I pointed out to him that my father,
now comfortably ensconced in his deanery,
would bo the laat man in the world to
embroil himself in the matter, and that, it
any attempt wero made to drag him into it,
he would take to his bad-room or run away
to Switzerland, or ovon further fiom the
scene of conflict; and Sir Henry, who had
pretty well gauged my father by now, saw
the force ut this.
Thc matter in dispute was of courao the
mission to Constantinople, together with
my determination that nothing should
persuade mo to take part in the journey, or
sojourn there.
"lint," remonstrated Sir Henry "I cannot possibly go without you. Tho Foreign
Secretary distinctly understands that wo
aro together, and, indeed, expects it."
This was of course nonsense. "Tho expectations of tho Foreign .Secretary," I
replied, "are interesting ; but I do not
roaoguim them as binding upon myself,and
1 -.tu afraid that I shall havo to disappoint
Sir Henry began to talk voluminously,
and not very diplomatically, " You are
vtry unreasonable, Lady Craven," he said,
"and most ungrateful. Yon seem utterly
to forget bow much you and your father
owe me,   I have raised you from a position
of obacurity to the very front rank of
European society. I have given you everything for which a woman cau wish. You
havo now an opportunity which a peeress
might covet, and you are rejecting it outof
mere pique, and something worse.''
He had by this time fairly worked himself up into a passion. "For my own part,"
he continued, "I put my foot down. I
insist, for once in a way, upon being
obeyed, anil I will be obeyed. I am speaking and acting for your good, and I have to
tell you that I insist upon your accompanying me. Let us waste no more words or
time ovei the matter."
" And I, Sir Henry, have in turn to tell
you that I utterly refuse to go, and thut I
also refuse to diaaiiBS the matter further.
It is Idle to do so."
Sir Henry turned livid with passion,
" You tell me that you refuse to go," he
said, as if doubling the evidence of his
" Moat certainly, I refuse to go. Tray
let us talk uu more about the matter."
Wu did talk no moro about tho matter,
on that occasion at auy rate, for Sir Henry
swung round on his heel ami left the room,
slamming tho door after him. So far clearly tbo campaign bad beon in my favor. It
is always well to win the first pitched
The fighting had lieen sharp, and I recruited my t ult wil ha strong oup of tea, eud
then, by way of complete rest, went to bed,
and soon read myself to sleep ovor some
story or other by Oahorju.ii, tho plot of
whioh was too recondite to he followed by
the limited amount of human patience
remaining to me at tho time.
What Sir Honry did, or thought, or what
he said or to whom he said it, was entirely
indifferent to me. Hut I have very little
doubt that he went away to tho Travellers'
Club and ventilated iu that sanctum of
diplomatists, his own wrongs and my ingratitude. If so, I can only hopo that he
bored his listeners and got unubbeil for doing ao.
Tho next afternoon I received from him
a vory long and intensely diplomatic communication, uf which I can only say, as a
celebrated individual did onoe of a similar
statement of facts, that it had muoh in it
that wat, true and much that was uow, bui
that what was.true was not new, and what
was new was most certainty not true,
It had evidently been drafted, reconsider-
ed, and copied, but 1 did not not see that
it called for an answer, aiul I consequently
locked it up in my despatch-box and dirt
not trouhlo to reply to it. Why Bhould I
havo dono so''.
August had commenced, and London was
emptying rapidly for the moors, the Solent,
and the Continent., As there were now
but two or three weeka left before Sir
Henry's departure, it was decided that we
should spend them at Cowea, and Mra,
Forteseue had arranged to accompany us.
My husband had given wayat last with
a very had grace and had determined to go
to Constantino pie alone. It was decided
that 1 could remain in St. James' Square,
if I pleased, or could take a furnished
house at the seaside or in the country,
1 declared that St. James' Square would
weary me, and it was consequently shut
up. For myself I selected a small house
at Brighton���ao small that it would be impossible for the Very Reverend the Dean
to quarter himself upon me. It was in the
Moutpelier Road, and the little bow windows had a distant, viow of the sea.
As I should have no cellar, and contemplated early dinners, and a return to the
simplest mode of Ufa, I looked forward to
a quiet aud comfortable existence, and I
think that the modesty of my plans to a
very great extent appeased Sir Henry's indignation aud satHtied him that my objections to Constantinople wero sincere.
Anyhow whon we parted, ho was more
than usually gracious aud paternal, and
expressed a gallent wish that I should write
to him regularly, if not at any great length,
with whioh, of course, I promised to comply.
"Cod bless you, my dear Miriam," he
said.    " I shall uae all my influence to ox-
fodite the appointment to the Court of St.
'etoraburg, I really cannot blame you for
selecting a houso too small for the accommodation in the fitting style of your worthy
fattier, who, if he comes to Brighton in
search of rest, will find every comfort at
one nf the hotels. I wish you oould have
come with me ; but I suppose that I must
for tho present, until tho Foreign Oflice
fulfils its very distinct assurance to me, acquiesce iu our temporary separation aa inevitable. Should you need anything yau
can telegraph to me, and I will at once
attend to any request you may have to prefer, knowing beforehand that It will he
And with theso solemnities he took hia
departure in ambassadorial state, with a
separate compartment, au attache extracted
from the Foreign Ollico, und Watson and a
courier in the noxt carriage. He thoroughly understood tho effect in this world of
keeping up appearances.
It waa a relief to find myself alone in my
little house in the Montpelier Hoad, and
more absolutely my own mistreaa than I
had ever before beau in my life,
Tbe   Tower   nt    Wembley   Park   Makes
V.ltttl �� Owai-r.
Al. Wembley park, whioh ia about six
milea from thu heart of London, there is ia
tho course of erection at the present time a
tower, the total height, of which is 1,150
feet���17"�� feet higher  than the ICilfel tower
An Interesting Report Frenenfc-I lu tbe
Legislature ai tbe lair Session,
Ttie statistic-i of Ontario municipalities
ia the title of an interesting report present-
ted to the Legislature at the late session.
It haa been compiled by the Rureau of
Statistics, the industrious branch of the
Ontario Department of Agriculture. It
muat have required a great deal of care to
perfect auch a report from the mass of
statutory returns aa ordinarily made. The
firat four tables are devoted to assessment
and taxation and the figures are complete
for all the municipalities up to Is'L'. A
comparative table for tli-* province gives ua
the following:
Valor Krai,    Total    I*i*k
Asti Tasks    Hkau
Pkiisokal.   Ihposru, ok Pol',
Townships, $ $ �� 0.
1882....452,005,058   4,599,142       4 17
l8H7....4iill,l70,UI.I   4,431,720
1882.,, 414,525,980   8,738,105
Towns and villagos.
1892.... 125,421.208   2,452.1711
1HH7.... 110,705,083   1,820,383
:i r-si
:; 31
fi si
77,723,307   1,413,370
4 47
12 80
l) 45
8 38
.825,211,127 11,808,039        0 18
1887....717,311,988   9,800-118       503
1882....018,478,457   7,331,11!)        4 32
Thonext-two tallies deal with population,
a comparative statement, being given  fnr
all  muniuipalities for 12 years, with the
Dominion census figures for 1881 aud   1SSII
1892. li4S7. 1882.
Townships 1,103,433    1,140,138   1,120,574
Towna and
Villagca   422,011    885,731 317,257
Cities ,,..   385,019   322,688        250,405
Total.... 1,010,493 1*848,457 1,007,280
The density of population per square
mile in 1802 waa 31 in townships, 1,172 in
towna and villages and 0,382 In ottloa, The
average over the assessed area of the province was 53.
Dominion census arranged hy mur.icipali-
1891, 1881.
Townships 1,283,281       1,3-10,023
Towna anil villages.     432,912 323,188
Cities      ;m, 128 257,111
.2,114,321      1,920,022
The balance of the roport. ia taken up
with tha financial statements, and the Information ia complete up to thc end ot 1800.
The seeming delay in bringing the figures
"up to date" is owing to tho great difficulties encountered in procuring data to make
the report accurate and reliable, the com
piler having no desire to publish the statistics until this bad been accomplished, A
uniform abstract statement is given for each
municipality for 1890, while the municipalities are grouped in counties. Comparative
totals are given by counties for three yoars
and for the province foi five years, separate
aggregrate totals being given for township,
town and village, city nnd county municipalities.
Thr Hulled   Nlates   Ad ml nit ration   Ton
lemiitnniis at Iln Own Party l-res-i.
Another matter out of which differences
���night havo arisen between Great Britain
and the United States haa been amicably
aettled. This is tho question of the
Mosquito Reservation. The native chief of
that country, deposed and supplanted by
Nicaraguan authority, baa been restored by
the joint action of those two powers. The
home rule of tho Reservation, as maintained
under liritish protection for moro than a
ontury, and aa secured to the Reservation
by tho treaty under which it waa coded to
Nicaragua, is thus restored. The concurrence of tho United Slates iu its restoration would scarcely have been so full and
hearty hail it not boon for tlie demand of
an inllttential colony of its own people in
tha Reservation, Theso protested vehemently against the country's autonomy
being taken away by Nicaragua, and hail
welcomed liritish interference. British
interference was not grateful to tlio United
States, however, and that country wan
prona to uphold the claims of Nicaragua to
establish what laws it wished iu tha Reservation, Rut it finally agreed to the settlement that was most advantageous to its
own Bubjects in the country. In this und
other foreign affairs the present Administration in tho United States has shown itself
contemptuous of that section of Its own
party press which indulges on every
opportunity in so much offeuaivo bluster
against everything liritish. That press
has done all it can to make tho settlement
of international questions between Britain
ain't theStatesdillictllt. At every static of lhe
Behring Sea negotiations it. endeavored to
make trouble and create suspicion. Whon
the best of feeling und mutual confidence
existed between tho two countries, its
malice was constantly busy trying tn stir
up tho worst elements in human nature and
iu the populace to some manifestation of
dislike to Britain. It failed, however, to
create a public opinion that commanded the
respect of tho President. Tlm Behring
Sea unit it ion was brought to u friendly
settlement, so bus been tlie Mosquito coast
question, and tho Sumoan question will
probably be alao disposed of without much
defereuco to tbu organs of the rabble, Tho
uncivil, c|iiarreUomn, snarling tone of the
Anglophobic press suoms unable to aflect
the courau of diplomacy. At all events,
Mr. Bayard, the united Stales Ambassador
to (Ileal Britain, is unaffected by it. The
banquet to lie given noxt Thursday, in
Loudon, iu honor of the United States
cruiser, Chicago, is an evidence of international courtesy which shows that tlm newspapers in question do not groat ly iutlueuco
the relations between the two conn tries,
Jffiji-ftl, A 'TClswmnnniiSjiiMi
Unlike tho latter tower, whicli gazo*-
down ou the houses and roofa of the crowded city, the Wembley tower crowna an
eminence of the beautiful Wembley park,
affording a lovely view nt the surrounding
��� nm m
Burglars In tho Sewen.
'Thero jb a band of thieves in Naples
which, like rats, frequent the underground
sewers,and bore their way into shops tor the
purpose of robbing tills and goods. On the
morning of the 2nd, a leather dealer, on unlocking liis warehouse, found a large hole
in thc flooring, and Bit ins anil money gone
to the value of 8,000 francs. He called
tbe police, and several of them, together
with some sowerinen, penetrated into the
dark vaults, slipping and sliding along tho
mud of the sewers,ami wit It a single lantern.
Thoy had not gono far when they discovered
a man, aud called to him to stop. Hut with
a ory "Madonna! Don't kill me," the man
lied along thc sewer, the police filing after
him and following bim for at least a mile,
(Hissing under three or four streets, hut
without success. Tha police are now watching the sowers like cats, hut thore are
many escape holes, (
Kk trillion of 8|\ Aerom-illcc-i or .'alio*, ill
Hartt-lniia���The   Mi-n   IMt-il   MIioiiIImk
"l,-ih8-Live Annrcliy."
Tho Anarchists Codina, Cerczuela, Sogas,
Bemat Vtlabruia, and Mir, who were condemned to death fur complicity in tbe
attempt of Pallas to assassinate General
Marttnede Cainnoa, were put to death on
Monday at Barcelona. The prisoners walked
quietly through au underground passage tu
the plaza of the fortress, whore they were
to be shot. Upon Hearing the place of execution, some of them shouted " Long livo
anarchy," and "Comrades, revenge," but
the others remained silent. Tho first volley
was fatal to all except Sogas and Codina.
Theso two foil tothe ground with the others
hut were found to be alive, though perhaps
mortally wounded. The order was givou
to shoot them through the hoad as tbey lay
on tho jrroinid, and thi*- was immediately
done. Although tho execution was public,
there wero few spectators except tho strong
force of military which had been ordered
to bo present as a precaution against dis*
Making: Folks Happy.
S. Si Teacher���" Have you made anyone
happy this week?"
Liltlo Cirl���" Voa'in. Mrs, Highupp
has a baby, and it's a awful squally, red-
faced littio brat; but w'en I met Mrs.
Highupp yesterday, I told iier she had the
sweetest, prottlsst baby 1 ever saw,"
Abdicate Ope rati on Recently Performed
Iiy a French Rur-**eon.
At the French Academic a very delicate
operation of protheais was recently per.
formed showing just what could be accomplished in replacing a portion of the skeleton by means of asoptic artificial pieces*
Tliese Burgeons have proved that artificial
piecea made of vulcanite or metals that do
not oxidize can be buried in the tissues and
left there with impunity.
Br. Michaels performed tho operation.
The patient had had tuberculoaia of the
humerus and shoulder joint, complicated
wilh suppuration and fistulffl. An opera*
tion was imperative, but the removal of the
diseased t issues would have left sueh a hole
that the wound would never bave healed,
and the functions of the limb would bave
lieen lost if au artificial joint had not been
interposed between the lower   fragment of
the humerus and tho scapula.
Ur. Michaels' apparatus to supply tho
deficient bone is described as follows ; It
is composed of threo parts���lirst, a st might
rod, eight centimeters long, destined to replace the piece of humerus removed; second,
another straight piece, representing the
neck of the same bone; third, an irregular
sphere for tbo head ; the whole fourteen
centimeters in length and made of vulcanite.
Wc havo not apace to describe it in detail,
but can only aay that the throe pieces were
fastened together in auch u wayas to admit
of all the movement* of rotation and circumduction of a natural joint. It is a
mechanical chef d'icuvro. It was not
enough, however, to make it; it had also to
bu put in place.
By means of fittings of platinum adapted
to the upper and lower endB of the apparatus M. Michaels was able to fasten the lower
part to the humerus by means of screws
going through thc   bone.     The  head he
fastened io the glenoid surface by driving a
platinum wire Into tha neck of the shoulder
blade to a depth of threo centimeters, and
by passing two othor loops of wire over the
top of tho bono, tho wires beiug naturally
tightly fastened to the artificial head without hampering its movements in any way.
In order to facilitate the grafting  of the
Eeriosteum and muscles on to the artificial
iimerusM. Michaels had adapted to it
littio ridges perforated with holes for catgut sutures. In the samo way to fasten
the capsular ligament he had provided two
platinum rings to keep it in its normal
Tho apparatus once adopted the wound
was closed with tho ordinary precautions.
Tho operation was performed a year ago
and tho patient's condition has since improved m every way ; in fact, his health
would he perfect hut for some amall abscesses that have had tobe opened on four
occasions. _
I'n.r.   line Will Int-I n Party Iuto   the
Unknown Interior.
Among the various expeditious this year
which have for their object northern exploration, thn one commanded by Prof,
Charles K. Hilo, of tho University of Pann
sylvauia, lo Labrador is of muoh interest,
Dr. Dawson,in his essay upon the unexplored
parts of Canada, called attention to tho fact
that tho grealeslareii of America still utmost
unknown, lica within the boundarlesof Labrador, Itis the intention of Prof, Hito to
take a party of ton men to the interior of
this country for the purpose of exploration
and scientific research. The parly will he
taken north in tho steamer Newfoundland
by Dr. I*'. A. Cook wlio will soon bo on his
wuy to the Arctic regions, Tho explorers will
be lauded at Kigoletto, Labrador, about
duly 4, whence a boat will take them by
Cot so Bay, at the mouth of tho Hamilton
or (inuid Biver.
Here tho party wilt divide. Four men
including Prof, Kite, will advance up tlm
river, currying their boats ami provisions
around the numerous nod dangerous rapids;
The remainder of thu party will remain at
headquarters on Goose Bay ami explore the
region in that neighborhood, paying special
attention to collecting tlio llora and fauna
of tho oountry.
Hxcuraions will bu made in thc Mealy
Mountains for geological purposes. Mr.
Low ot the Canadian Geological Survey has
found indications of vast deposits of tbo
richest iron ore, and it is not at all improbable that more valuable mineral will be
found on more extended research. Prof.
Hite and hia assistant*, after reaching the
Grand Falls of the' -r.iud Kiver, which wero
found by Mr. Bryant to be 310 feet high,
will determine thoir latitude and longitude
and will then push on to tho interior table
lands, determine their nature, elevation,
geological, ami other features.
After this short reconnoissance the party
will return to tho Ninnipi Rivor, antl explore
that to Lake Aswauipi, and from there to
thc Calf of St. Lawrence. Should there be
no southern outlet to this lake tho party
will join the collecting division nt (loose
Bay, where they will bo picked up by Dr.
Cook ou his return from Greenland. Great
care is being exercised lu selecting material
such as camping utensils, provisions, and
boats for the journey. A large number of
the articles used by lho expedition will fie
of aluminum. Prof. Hite, though a young
man, has made a reputation as a naturalist
and collector, having a wide range of travel,
He served as naturalist ou the Peary relief
expedition iu 1892.
A table a Fool Thick   Would   he Set-drd
far a Trie phone   Lint* lu Europe.
It was Prof. Sylvan us Thompson of Lon*
don, that setele2tricians talking again about
what is kno-,,11 as submarine telephony.
He was in the United States some mouths
ago, and he declared his belief that a cable
bo eon str ue ted as to make what the electricians call aelf-induction balanceand neutralize certain other elements of diltioulty in
the problem would render it possible to
talk from the Old World to the New. Practical electricians no small prospects of
remit*- from Prof. Thompson's suggestion,
as ii would cost some millions of dollars to
test the accuracy of bis theory. He admits
that his special form of cable would be
'ostly auddillicult to make and lay.
It is generally held by electricians that
, cable with a thick enough conducting
core properly insulated would carry the
human voico under tho ocean. Some electricians iruoss that the cable, insulating coat
ami all, that should carry speech under the
Atlantic must he a fool m diauicler. This
is arguing from known facts but unforosoou
ilillicnllies might arise. When the else
ttician has taken into account all hu knows
he is sometimes balked in practice by the
development of things that he does uot
know. The building of such a cable, or ol
that suggested by Prof, Thompson, in believed to be a long way off,
The only mau who has suggested a method
if sending human speech under the ocean by
means of cablea now iu use is .1, ,1. Curly, a
widely known electrical engineer wlio set
forth his theory in a lecture abou, live years
ago. Another man thought the idea of BUltl-
cienlpraclical importance to have it patented
When Mr. Catty thinks so perhaps the
other follow will hear from him.
When a telegraph operator cables across
the Atlantic theie is an appreciable length
of time between the communication of the
impulse here ami the recording of it on the
other B)do,aud the second impulse muat be
withheld until such timo has elapsed. For
this reason tho human voice cannot be di-
directly transmitted by cables now in use,
for a single syllable would communicate
hundreds of tiny impulses to the cable, and
they would jostle uno another, so to speak,
in auch fashion that no clear record would
bo made upon the other side. Mr. Carty suggested that the message be first talked into
a phonograph upon one Bide of the Atlantic;
that tho phonograph then be connected
with tho cable, and turned at so slow a rate
that the impulses ahall not crowd onc
another, A slowly moving phonograph on
the othor aide would receive the message,
and, having its record, would bo revolved
rapidly enough for the sounds to be received by the human ear,
Mr. Carty believes hia plan perfectly
sound iu theory, but he admits that it
would take a long t-mc to send such a message. No experiment has been tried to
demonstrate its piacticahility, partly because Mr, Carty ia too buay earning a living in the service of a telephone company
to take six months off tor devising thc
necessary machinery for tho experiment,
and partly because the cable companies are
not likely to trouble themselves about such
a matter.
Mr. .tmlley i noli* Makes Sonio Ki-rerenres
Which Are InterfHlinx.
In the course of an interview on hia return to Tasmania from Kurope, Mr. Audley
Cooto referred to tha proposed Pacilic cable.
Ha said that "Tho routo proposed by tho
Governments of France, Oormany, America
and other countries, aud in which Kngland
is invited to join, is to have an internal hm
al Pacilic Service via Vancouver Island.
England and these colonies will lind it to
their interest to join. For one thing, it will
reduce tho prices nf ordinary messages to
about three shilling-* per worth The pro'
ject is now virtually assured. Besides thc
lowering of existing rates, each of the Gov-
ernments interested would be able to send
its messages free in each year to tho extent
of its guarantee of Interest. The idea is to
'couple up'Australia with North America,
starting from Queensland and proceeding
via Fiji, Samoa, Fanning island, Honolulu,
and thence to Vancouver island. Thu cost
will be about two millions,
"To show yon how it is impossible to go
through the Pacific without going outside
the British sphere of influonce," said Mr
Cooto, "lot us start with Fiji. That is a
crown colony belonging to England, but
virtually to New South Wales. Samoa, th'
next point, is under the protection of England, America and Germany, anil then wo
have Hawaii, under tbo protection of England, Franco and America, anil Hawaii is
absolutely the key of tho whole Pacific
ocean. The ocean ia being well surveyed,
and wo are quite satisfied with the depths
in nearly every instance, in fact, in every
instance. 1 ho bottom of the ocean has
been proved to be almost pure limestone, the fiah deposits of millions of yoars.
The limestone is again covered with noli
ooze, aud thc cable instead of lying, as in
many instances, in the water, will lie iu the
oo/o and freu from the   torodnr, which eats
the cable.'
A Porfect Gem.
Mr, Gotham��������� Is that suburban cottage
that you are advertising really desirable V'
Agent���"Desirable V Why, sir, it's painted in sixteen colors,"
To Prevent an Outbreak of Smallpox,
Tho civic authorities of Montreal are taking energetic measures to prevent an out
break of smallpox. Outof 800,000Inhabitants
in Montreal and suburbs, 30,000ore Bald to
bo unvaecinatcd. To reach theie evory effort
is being made by the Health department.,
couplet! with tho assistance of tho clergy.
The archbiihop has sent a circular to the
Roman Catholic clergy urging them tn impress upon tint faithful tho necessity of vaccination. Tho Protestant clergy have also
emphasized the need of vaccination. Public
notices have been placod in the newspapers
by thu Mayor at the request of the Health
department, calling upon all unvaecinatcd
persons to present themselves for vaccination within lifteun days from Tuesday, at
thu oflice of any city physician, at either of
tho public dispensaries, at the health ollice,
City hall, or at thu residence of public vaccinators. Private physicians are to receive
vnccinu points gratis from the Health department. In addition they will bo paid 26
cents for Vaccination of each peison unable
to pay. 'lhe vaccinu used by the Health
department is animal vaccine, obtained by
the city from the Government vaccine farm
at St. Foye, Quobeo, The delivery of 1.000
points per day has been arranged. Certificates of vaccination will be given with
each poraon vaccinated. When lifteun days
havo elapsed the health officers will proceed
to verify all vaccinations performed at the
expensu of lhe city, antl revaecinato where-
ever necessary.
Medical Heroes.
A German pathological journal records a
recent experiment of Drs, SaWtlohouko and
���Sobololny which seems to border on the
heroic. They vaccinated themselves with
a preparation mado from cultures of ihe
cholera bacilus, antl afterward swallowed
virulontcholera germs with entire impunity.
Then, with serum from their own blooil,
thoy inoculated guinea pigs, and found thai
those animals could thus he protected
against cholera. Usually it is the guinea
pig who has lirst to face the chances ol lifo
or death in experiments of that kind, but
in this case the dootors were ho sure ihoy
wero right that  lhey shouldered  tho risk
Worth tho Trouble.
Friend���" Why do you sell to those
society poople if you have such a time col*
lectiug the bills?"
Florist���" Hist ! I use thom as stool-
pigeons, to lure iu tho nobodies who pay
ti.rmir.* I ill* liirri**!-.*' ol lA-inri*. Irom Till-.
4'iiun'r.t lo Ihr tloilterl iml I'I our.
Live 81 neb, fork. Hutlt-r, KggS, tpplr*-,
Horse--, I'tinni-d I Mi. CbefSS ami liny
rnini i 'an it tin I'liiillns n Market hi ll*e
Ohl ('ountry-Viiti-ithle Inlormallim.
The annual report of the High Conniia-
sioner for Canada, has just been issued
by the Department of Trade and Commerce.
It calls atteni mu to the gratifying increa-IO
iu the export trade of Canada lo Great
Britain during thu last two or three years,
which tends to prove that British markets
aro capable of absorbing all tho produce
that Canada Is able to send over, Buhjeet,
>f course, lo the laws of supply and
leinand and to the prices whioh may from
time to time prevail. Rveil now, large as
the Canadian exports are becoming, they
but a very small proportion of the
tOta.1 of the British imports, and there Is
plenty of room for an almost unlimited
increase. Increasing innuirioa have been
received from Canada relating to trade
mattei-H, and the lli-;h Commissioner says
ho will be glad at all limes lo i.-ceivo and
er oi fully hm In* e.in any im*uiries
whioh may be addressed tn him,   Following
out tho suggestion mado by him la**', year,
some merchants havo sent small samples of
the goods they produce.   Hs ban beon en-
delivering to obtain
MHTS 09 Till'. J.I'AI-IM.   I I KM-I
engaged iu different lines of business in
Canada with a view to placing British importers in communication with i hem, should
opportunity arise. The High Commissioner
mentions the fact that he bus boon
successful in many eases in  smoothing out
difficulties between Canadian shippers of
manufactured articles and thu customs
authorities of Great Britain, owing to tho
terms of the Merchandise Marks Act not
having boen complied with. He trusts that
as the provisions of this Act become bettor
known difficulties between thu customs
officials and Canadian exporters will be less
frequent, Sir Oharles gives some Interesting figures in his report. Tho total importation of wheat inio deal Britain Ian year
and 1801 00,1)12,%2 owl. Although lho
jtiant ity imported hy the mother country is
greatly in excess of that imported in 1802,
yet tho value was much less, as may naturally be supposed owing to tlio prevailing low
price of wheat. In 1803 tho value was
��21,103,648) in 1802, ��24,857,002 ; InlSOl,
��20,448,204. Tho report says that prices
have been kept down to a considerable
extent by tho largo quantities of grain sent
forward from Russia, which were placod on
the market almost
they woultl bring. Then again, there has
been a large increase in thu exports from
the Argent nn* Kupublic, and tho United
.States and Australia have also maintained
their exports. Tho prices have also been
kept at a low figure by tho comparatively
good harvests in Russia, India and tho
ArgcntineRcpuhlie last se*ison, and by the
promiso of larger importations during the
coming season. Thc Importations from
Canada arc only about 5 per cent, of tho
total nuaittity imported. There is no
doubt that Canadian grain has mado a favorable reputation on tho markets, and
that a much greater quantity could havo
been disposed ot had tho prices offered
been agreoalile to Canadian shippers. This,
however,   has    proved   not     to be     the
base, and the importations aro, therefore,
not so extensive as they might havo been
otherwise. Manitoba whoat has retained
the position it has assumed, of bringing
more money than any other grain upon the
market ; but even then the prices are auch
as could yield little or no profit, am) very
little of it has, comparatively, been Imported,
the High   Commissioner points out  that.
there is a failing off in the quantity imported in 18.1.1 compared with that of
1892, but a considerable increase over tho
importations of 1801. The value of tho
imports in 1801 was, however, somewhat
greater than in 1 Stl.'i, although thc quantity
in tho latter yoar was nearly -1,000,000 cwt.
greater thau m the former. This illustrates the extremely low prices which have
been prevailing. Stacks have aho been
increased largely, and this is another
reason for the bad prices.
Canada, instead of occupying the second
position among exporting countries of
Hour, as shu ditl in 1802, now takes thu
third place, tho imports from the Austrian
territories having increased, Hungarian
flour especially is much in favor iu tho
mother country,and it will he peon that it
brings a higher price than auy other in
tlie market. Sir Charles is to get a cample
of this Hour in order that it may bo examined and compared with Canadian Hour
by the   department here.
The High Commissioner deals with the
live stock trade, exports of articles of tood,
perk, hams, etc,buttor,eggs,apples,horses,
peat moss litter, leather, canned  lish,   etc,
With regard to cheese, Canada now occupies tho proud position of being the
to tho mother count iy.     I'bo trado   seem*-'
to be continually on the increase, and   tho
valuo of the imports from ('anada lail year
was ��2,670,000 as against   ��1,670,000  'or
lhe L'niied stales. As the total importations vera ��3,101,000, It will be seen lhnt
Canada absorbs about one-halt of the entire
Sir Charles remarks that tho hay trade
from Canada to the United Kingdom has
assumed very large proportions during >bo
last year. The total Importations according to the Board of Trade reports, were
about 2o3,000 tons aa compared wall 01,00(1
inns iii 1802, Cf this quantity 03,000 tons
aie orodlte I to Canada) and 100,000 to lho
United States,    There is little doubt   thai
ttvo.ihirds ot the latter quantity  properly
belongs to Canada, representing us liny
do, shipment*; by way of the United
Slates ports.    "There has been,"   return ki
Sir Charles, "considerable friction, 1 am
sorry to say, between importers and
shippers particularly with regard to
SlIOIlTAi.B IV WEIiillT*),
This has arisen front various cause",
which I have reported to you from time to
time, principally arising from the mixing
of consignments on board of ship, ami bales
ttf different sizes being shipped. Thu prices
upon thc whole have been good, but a good
deal of tho margin of profit lias been
taken aw..y sometimes by disputes that
have arisen as to discrepancies in weight ;
il to thu extra charges incurred upon
some consignment owing tothe consignees
having refused shipments from various
causes. 1 am assured by people who uro
engaged iu the trade, both iu this country
and in Canada, that they regard the ) usi-
ness as having been placed upon a pi-mian-
t footing, and lhat even a reduction iu
prices will not interfere with the trade,
llhough it may somewhat lower the pro-
ita. Of course, however, freights have
been rather high, compared with tho value
if the commodity, and this may to soine
extent interfere with tho satisfactory
development of the business : but no doubt
this matter will regulate itself in lime, its
it is certainly not lo thc interest, of tho
steamship companies to stop the develop ���
ment of a business which wilt be protiiabl t>
to them. A great ileal of the difficulty
which lias occurred, wilh regard to
discrepancies, would bo obviated if tho
steamship companies on this side would
weigh the hay as it is discharged from the
ly G. A. McBam & Co.
Nanaimo,  B. C.
-c,\.*\>'"- *-*o/5t-
��� !     m  ,.    ���
G. A. McBain * Co.
Seal Estate Brokers
^k Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 8-
$2.00 PER YEAR
McKim's Store.
TTINTON".   33- O-
-=IM PORTER and DE ALE lis-
Oont'B FurniBhing
Orders Taken for Custom Made Suits.
financial and General Commission Broker,
Canada Permanent Loan and Savings Company, Toronto.
Citizens' Building Society of Nanaimo,
Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company.
Union Fire Insurance Company cf London, England.
Eastern Fire Assurance flompany, of Halifax.
Phoenix Fire Assurance Co., of London, England.
Sun Life Assurance Co, of Canada.
Great Northern   Railway.
Money to Loan on Improved Fan Property.
D. W, KARN ����� CO'S
Organs ancl Pianos stand   without a   rival; have  received
the last gold medal given by the Dominion of Canada, ancl  the
last gold medal given by the Toronto Industrial Exhibition.
For further information and catalogue apply to
Or Grant  & McGregor, Nanaimo
Union, B. C Agent for Vancouver Island.
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London rmd Canadian
I'licnix of Ilarlfiird
London and Lancashire
Confederation  Life..
Green Block, Nanaimo.
Union Meat
Ctoi***:���o .'Market.'"'"'"*
��� ay. on bund.  -I*"*"" ���**C*M> \V��kly.
Vegetables   etc.
X3F     Vessels    supplied on the shortest  notice.      ***S"*1
Simon   Leiser,   Prop.
Puntiedge   Bottling    Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, SyrupS
Bottler ol Different Brand* of Lager Heer Steam llt';r and I'orter
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
��*���'    Keg Beer sold for cnsll only.   T3
Courtenay   li.   C.
Largest Stock of General Merchandise in tne
View and Complete Stock of Household Furniture,    Splendid line  of Carpets, Window
Shades and Japanese   Matting.
We Invite inspection of our slock of Spring
and Summer Dress Goods, Hats, Laces,
Flowers, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. etc
Gents Furnishings a specialty.
Mrs. Delahay, (Late of thc Co-operative
store, Nanaimo) is now in charge of our
Dressmaking Department.
Best Styles and Satisfaction guaranteed.
Simon  Leiser, Prop.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour A Feed Dry Goods
Farm Produce Boot* & Shoet
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery & GlasBware Paint & Oils
Geata Furnishing*
Patent Medic iim
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Union Mines
Furniture    Store.
A  Full   Line of Everything.
Including Granite and
Grant & McGreyor, Props.
I Ball I Supper
*  CiiinberlaM liook and Ladder Co; Jo. 1
Wedpeday, July 4-
���Mete -   -   -   -   $2.50
Admitting  Lady and   Gentleman.
Tickets For Sale at all the Stores in Union, the
Stores at the Bay and in Every Hotel
in Courtenay.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:--.). A. Mateer, J. flRUCK ASn H. M. McCr-xior
ami II. Hamnurckk.
FLOOR COMMITTEE:���James W11.K.S, J. IIrucband It. M. MCGkkuor,
O. H. Fechner.
Shop: Late Drug store.
Union. B. C.
House and Decorative Painter,
Paper Hanger and Kalsominer.
Union, B. C.
J. T. Grieve.
Butcher Sandwick.
Will run butcher cart to Union Wednesdays, and Tuesdays around Comox
Settlement, Uny and Cuuitenay; Saturdays nrottud Courtenay and tlie Hay.
Will supply vegetables, eggs, butter,
und cream.
To the readers of the "Weekly News":
Mr. A. Uptaker, thc Jeweller, hite of
Vancourcr, ll. C. has opened up an establishment in McKclvey's house at Cour
lcn.iv, II. C, with a choice stock of
"Watches, Jewellry, Musical Instruments,
Stationery, Tobaccos, Cigars, and smoker's articles as well as notions, etc., etc.
Mr. Uptaker otherwise known by his pup
ular nickname as "Barney" is well known
in this locality and thc Union Mines.
Watch and Jewellry repairing promptly and neatly done.
Notice  to  Contractors.
SEALED TrNDKRR will he received by
the undersigned up to noon of Thursday,
June 28th for Certain work to be done on
Union Mines road, HI nek Creek road and
Tsolum River road.
Plane and Specification! can be Men at
the Office of the undersigned nn and
after June itith from 9 till 12 axd from  I
to 5 p.  Ill,
Tenders must be made upon the printed form which will be supplied lor that
rhe lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Gov't Agent,
Robert Sanderson.
Joiner $ (Jarlwriyht
Courtenay. B. C.
Tolntrodtmoour hemiti-
ful IS ���>���**���<��� Kunillr Journal we will Mud it ill-ret
mont fan for only 10 cent s,
ami nino eona yuu ah-
inilutely FREE Hit of tlie
fuilowin-j genuine ar
---a,     --...������.-.,     . t.        ---    r,	
aifeyfgo Hi* sum fiee ,-,*-ubitve, or we forfeit
l?lW\Ul.   A Keit-tnrutf.-r.   AtldreM.
C. R. VictorJk Co,, P. O. BOX 1856,
New Vork.
Key mng and jfibai, TOsLjflw*.!"**
Notice to   Tax-Payer*
AssrssKii and Provincial Revenue
Taxes will -be received bv the undersigned at his oflice, in his residence,
Comox llav, between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. No taxes of any description
taken after that hour. Taxpayers are
respectfully requested not to offer any
assessed taxes outside of office as it is
against regulations to receive them thus
and they cannot be accepted. Should
undersigned be at any time away on
other business a substitute will be at
office to receive taxes.
W. b. Anderson,
Comox, May 23rd, 1894.
Latest Novelties.
Suitings, Coatings and
Thos. G. Morgan,
The Tailor.
Office At Presenu
lint Floor, OumberUnd Hotel.
uisriQisr b. o.
To tileoce the fun ol a friend or two
that oar plain ipeakiog may prejudice Ur.
Hunter, we deaire to say that we. an sap-
porting him ia aa independent way became
we think the beet intereata of the diatriot
would thereby be aubeerved; but it ahould
be understood that thia paper ia in no aenae
hie organ or that of the government Our
utteranoee expreae our own opiniona, and
for them we are alone reeponaible. We are
in the habit of apeaking according to what
we believe tbe facta, aad according to our
ooDvietiooe, and to thia lino we ahall hew
no matter where the ohipa Ay,
Union Flashes
The sir. Mineola will be due next Sunday.
The str. Keweenaw, Capt. Jenkins, will
be due Thursday.
The str. Danube was in and took 90
tons of coal for Victoria.
The San Mateo arrived Tuesday- will
load 4,500 tons for Los Anglos.
The G.cry ofthe Seas left Monday for
San Francisco with 3500 tons of coal.
The str. Williamette left Thursday
morning for Duth Harbour, Alaska with
2345 tons of coal for the American navy.
Let everybody patronize the ball in
aid ofthe Houk and Ladder Co.   Sec ad
Lent Monday evening there waa an open
meeting of the Sona of Temperance at their
hall.   A wry pleaaant time wat had.
There wu a eerap lut week on Turaday
night between a miner and a carpenter. It
wu a lively aet to aud resulted in eome
black eyea, and pug noew and rutty cheeka.
It waa a bad bueinen.
The Hook ft Ladder Co., have received a
gift of ISO from VV. K, Leightou, and 120
of Marcua Wolfe, both of Nanaimo.
To night (Wednesday) the entertainment
of the pupda of the school will take plaoe
here.    It wilt be well worth attending.
Ed. Wood arrived overland lut week
with four tine horaea from Oregon,
The limilier in on the ground for the new
William's b<oelt. It ia to be 58 by 40 ft
and two storey*.
J. B H-Lnea haa contracted with Graot
and McGregor fur thu erection of a two
storey store hmldmg 30 by 70,
Work on the new Fiket Kail haa begun.
It will be 30 by 70 aud two atoreya, aud a
much needed addition tu t ho place.
The carca-ts of a aheep iu at LuUer'a meat
ahop was noticed. It wu u Hue an one u
one will meet in many a day���artistically
marked by eur/ing through the colored cuticle ao aa to ahow the while skirt��� beg
pardon���the enow white scarf of f At beneath
m linu of beauty. It wu from farmer Wm
J. A. Mateer hae prepared the plana for
the athletic club a dirwriptiou of which will
appear next w��ek.
Sports Programme.
Union, Saturday, June 30th.
Aaaoci ation foot-ball, 5 aside
Entrance fee $1.25 f 10.00 $ ,00
100 yard* dub, cutrauce Boot,
100   "      Sank rase "     "..
Running long jump    "     "..
.3 00
Hop, etep Md jump   *'     "..
Baj'a -nee, under 17 yeara	
.2 60
Quarter mile rue, entruo. Wirt.
. 6.00
1 50
Kuuumg high jump . -       -
Vaulting wiih polo. ..'< ".
Old inan'i race "	
. 300
Obataule rate, SOO ydi "
..3 00
Half wile net             "       ".
Putting .hot               "       -! "
Throwing Hammer     -       ".
Potatoreoe                 -       ".
Hurdle rasa, 120 yd	
Standing high jump    "      ".
"    broad jump "      ',.
Wrntling Match, Catch aa
natch nan, entrance fiOota .
Ona mile race            "      *'.
Threading the needle contest
Prise Ladies Faruol
Consolation race, 100 yds,
Handicap, entrance AOota .. .3 50 1.00
Tug of war, Mechanics va Miners,.. 10.00
Arietocrate (PP)
(With apologlos to Loaicfellow)
The ahades ot night were falling fa��t,
Ae though a rural city puted-
A Kiur-m-band with people nay,
Who thought they were, iu every way,
Their faeaa sparkled with delight,
With  thoughts of dancing  through the
And io their elevated mirth, [night,
They felt, u though they were from birth,
Tbe dance, witb music gay, you bet,
Couimenoed u usual witb tbe aet;
Tbey did tbe "chasMi" and tbe star,
Then promenaded to the bar,
Say! pa�� the gleam down thia end,
Aud let ue have aome thistle blend,���
Then changing thistle blend tor rye,
Their partners murmured with a sigh,
But stay I their partners aaid, and rut
The weary head upon the breast;
Oh! what are you that drink that rye!
They murmured with a mournful aigh,
Aristocrats I
Come, boyet wa muat no longer atay,
The time drawi on; we muat away.
The four*in*hend wu quickly booked
And in that four-io-hand, they looked
Ariatocrats! (?)
I will not go, uid a maiden fair.
1 smell eome danger in tbe air;
They, thus delayed, re-aonght tbe bar,
To drink again, thii time, three star,
Ariatocrata! (TT)
With the march of time, at the break of
Blind drunk and parahxed they lay; [day
Aod u from aky ureue and fair
A voice oried through the atided air
A-riab-to-oruh (!!!)
Let no on* breath a single sound,���
Some hair-pins in the stage were found;
So rumour epreada both near aod far,
Rewarding thou who tbink they are
[Theu vereu were crowed oat lut wuk
by advertising matter.���Kd.
Director's Meeting.
There will be a meeting of the Directors uf the Agricultural and Industrial
Society at the residence of Joseph Mc*
Phee, Courtenay at 8 p. m. Saturday, June
30th. Afull attendance is desired as a
matter of vital importance will be con*
Joseph Mel'hee, Pres't.
J. A, Halliday, Sec'y,
Wanderings From Comox.
Ho.   IV.
Shortly after this I was out on the
push-away again and another Frank was
with me. He was hot, so be was working
hard. He was standing on thc edge ofa
platform. He struck his pickaronn into
a plank and was trying to pull it sidewiie
when it didn't hold. Tbe consequence
wns that he turned a double somersault
backwards. I stepped over to see what
he was groaning about. So I say$,"Come
up nut of there and go to work,yotir good
for nothing buy ." Then the picaroon flew up past me. 1 watched it until it arrived satcly to the earth again.
Then a couple of fellows carried Frank
aw,iy,when I went down below and chartered on McKay. He was a rustler���too
much of a ona to suit me. In about an
hour I met the same fate as Frank did,
only I wasn't hurt so bad. It was lucky
I had a thick head, because that organ
was tested to the utmost.    McKay step*
Ged over and drawled out, "Are���you-���
mt?" Then lie dodged a pickaronn. 1
gathered my remains together and went
to work as if nothing had happened, hut
I felt as though 1 had collided with a
freight train on a down grade. So I was
glad when dinner time arrived.
The boss asked me if 1 had "drove" a
horse, I said 1 had "drove" more horses
than he ever saw. He laughed and said
he would give me one to drive that afternoon that would test my skill. Then he
showed mc a coal black fiery looking
beast, I didn't flinch for a second, but
got valuable pointers from Wilson, the
stable man. All went well till six o'clock
whistle blew, I was up in a spout shovel
ing saw-dust and sich into the cart below, when the whistle started, the can
started, and 1 started. I slid down the
spout into the cart,��� no, not into the
cart 'cause it was gone. I just lit on the
edge ofthe tail hoard. 1 bung on though
As thc horse went tearing through the
yard, he ran into a truck full of lumber
which two Swedes were wheeling, and of
course capsized it. After awhile I worked my way up into the cart and I got
hold of the linos and stopped him at the
stable door. Then I had to go back to
the yard and dump my sawdust. The re
suit was that I was put back to thc trimmer next day, and I wasn't sorry, either.
Onc Sunday 1 got up at 10:45 "��� >n<* ���**-
usual, so I died to hustle breakfast. I
asked thc Mongolian,tirst in his own language, then in English, if there was any
possibility of my getting breakfast. He
said, "No, bosse; you heap laity; me no
get break." I says, "Oh, give mc a coup*
le of pies, anyway." He says, "No; one
pie and a hap," All right "I says, one
and a hap goes then." "So," I says,"how
many pirs do you make in a day here?
Then he says, "Fo* you come, 18 pies, after you come 21 pies." One day 1 contradicted his statement, nnd I contradict
it yet. Well, by this time I had munched
half a pic; so I started off wiih tbe whole
pie for my cabin for fear thc boss would
come in and see mc eating. I had got
about halfway la thc cabin wheuaujuad
of young fellow**- jumped out of a cabin 1
was passing and I soon bit the dust,
When I legained my feet and senses the
door was locked, and a bucket of damp
water was thrown out nf the window. It
didn't reach the ground, either. Well,
the result was I reached itt) cabin minus
the pie but plus a lot of damp cloths and
spirits and carcass. Now, I will say one
thing for Leamy St Kyle. They feed good
all the pic you can cat every day and
pudding three times a week. 1 may also
say here lhat they cook as many pies on
Pudding Day asever; at least I think so
simply because I eat as many with thc
pudding as with out it. But 1 again
deny I ate three whole pies���well 1 guess
I'll have to get something fresh. After
a while the mill closed down and it was
rumored they were going to put new
boilers in. f investigated��� found it was
true, so Frank and myself agreed to make
ouiselves scarce, and drew our pay (mine
was a good deal heavier than Frank's)
and soon made up our minds to go over
to the Black Diamond City and get our
$5 a day.
(Ieo. Finley.
(To be Continueil.)
'Frisco Fair.
Frisco, June 12, 1894.��� Sunday, June
10th was German Day at the fair, and
the thousands of good raturcd Bavarians
that made an exhibition of themselves
had no reason to be ashamed of the
aforesaid exhibition. The attendance on
lhat day was the largest yet,��� 70,000 at
a rough' estimate, beating the Sons of
Erin by 1,000; something long 10 be remembered by those who saw it, also by
those who look part in it, thc flag bearers
especially, being as there was a stiff
brceic blowing al thc time. Ml the German societies turned out in full force, and
when all were in marching order, there
was a sight that would make any German's heart glad. Onc society in particular, the Hanoverancr Verein, was out
in full force on white horses    It was a
Rrand eight to sec���about 200 pure white
o*ses on parade. The horses were not
in need nfoates that day, judging from
the way they acted. 1 may as will mention here that I took a leading part in the
parade; that is, I led onc ot the white
horses home after the Bavarian was
through with him. My horse had received more oats than exercise for some
time previous,
They have managed to bring the Sunday admission fee down to 25 cents at
last, much to my satisfaction. It is reported that the fair is to close at the end
of the month, or on the 4th of July Eugene Sandow bad his scrap with the lion
but it was not so exciting as Sampson of
old, not in my opinion anyway. The
poor lion was so loaded with pads, golvcs
and mugtj.es that he couldn't stand up;
so Sandow reigned supreme, but it does
not increase his popularity in the least.
American Traveler,
Notice to Contractors.
Tenders will be received by the undersigned up to noon of Monday, July 2nd
for certain work to be done on school-
house lot in the village of Courtenay.
Specifications can be seen at the of
ficeof the Weekly News.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Tenders should be left at the News
Office addressed to the undersigned.
John I'iercy.
Secetary Board of School Trustees
Local Brevities
Don't ask for credit on a telephone nr
telegraph message.
Grant & McGregor have a car load of
furniture an the way. Look out for bargains.
Two letters addressed to ?drs. M. It.
Fiercy were lost at thc Bay. The finder
will please leave them at tlie post oflice,
Two families from Union have rented
the bakery building at Courtenay ns n
For Sai.k. A Jersey bull, full pedi
gree. Apply to John Piket, Cumberland
Hotel, Union
The mail at Courtenay closes on Thiirs
day promptly at 6 p. ni. and the money
order department at 5 p. in. on same day
The GreeksMeclared that what made
mra citizens, patriots, heroes, wits the
love of wedded wife and child.
Lost by Wm. Lewis recently a pair of
spectacles or glasses. The finder will
please leave them at this office and will
be suitably rewarded.
Sloan & Scotts immense insurance sale
��� What is that? Rend their ad. on four-h
page. They are a live firm and do what
they claim to. If you have not nne nl
their sale's cards, call at this office
and get one.
Black cod and halibut are caught off
Texada Island and brought here (fXirl
through to Union twice a week. It would
therefore seem needless to send helow fm
fish nr go without fresh fish, which is nu ���
being supplied regularly.
The programmme of the school ronce*ii -
at Union to-night (Wednesday, June iy)
should be attended not only for the en-
tertainment it will afford but to encourage the tcacheis and scholars. Give
ihem a crowded house.
���It is rumored that Grant ����� Mouu-p
have secured a piece of land in the neijji
borhood of Courtenay where they will
erect a saw mill, as thc demand made Up
on them for lumber is greater than their
ability to furnish with their present plain
Thc telephone line between Union and
Courtenay was down last week a day
and a half causing our friend D, Join .
ihc operator at Union to take a tripdo\ 11
this way. He soon put it in at least tern
porary repair.
Mr. I). Davidson of ). J, Keating /**
Co., of San Francisco is in the tlisti i* 1
fitting jlnsses to eyes for those who neeil
them. Having been fitted by him with a
pair of glasses which gives us great-1
satisfaction than any glasses we have
been able to obtain elsewhere wchai
no hesitation in recommending hisglas^-**
to the public He will remain in Union
for about a week.
Thero arrived on the Joan last Wed
nesda>, among others the following passengers: Mr. Rnifelf brewer, Victoria,
Mr. Haird. A. Bullock, Win. Sparrow, A.
F. Morgan, K. Williams, W. K. Leightop
A. de Br.isscy, Mr. 1'loym, Mr. nnd Mrs
Blank. Mr. Mounce, Mr. and Mrs. Dun
derdale, Mrs. Swan and Miss Smith nl
Denman Island, Henry Richards, S.
Wendell, H. C. Alpenny, A. Fearful, M.
Miller, Mr. Hays. Mr. Zimmcr, and B. <\
Whitk.���At Union, Saturday, June
23rd, Mrs. Wm. White, ofa daughter.
McQuillan's & Gilmore's stage will
leave Courienay next Saturday for Union
and Dominion Day Sports at 9 a. m., returning to suit the public.
Candidates Nominated.
Last Saturday, at the Court Housr*,
Mr. Joseph Hunter, civil engineer antl
Mr. I'. Scharschmidt, "medical student"
were formally nominated as candidate-
for the legislature. The election takes
place July 7th. Bolls from 8 a. m. to .1
p. m.
Union Clothing Store.
Oooda At Ooat.
For the next thirty days you can pur
chase at the Union Clothing Store Clolli
ing, Hats, Boots, Shoes, White and Col
ord Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Gents undei
Clothing, Socks, Overalls, Cordigan Jut*1,
ets at cost. Thc above goods all new.
Please call and inspect goods. Soils
made to order at the lowest possible prii r
Strawberry Festival.
The Ladies Aid of the  Presbyterian
church ttt Sandwick will give a strawbci
ry festival at the church ou Thursday c*
enlng July 5th at 7-3�� |>* "������ '
There will be a regular musical and
literary programme.   Arrangements Inn
been made lor strawberries from   Lati
net's Landing, and every preparation tn
a good time.
Admission fee 50 cents including re
freshments, children half price.
8 hot on a Log.
French Greek, June 22nd.���A mon b;
the name of Berkenstofl, living near
here, shot a traveler or his way up to
Ccmox. He was afoot, and at the lime
made a stop to rest sitting on a log.
Beckcnstoft reeing him indistinctly from
a distance, took him for a panther aiul
fired at him wiih a rifle. The ball pa*--
ed through both feet severing thc ten
dons. No bones were broken. Berkcti
stroff picked up thc unfortunate man and
carried Imn to his house and gave him
every assistance.
To the Rescue.
Comox farmers are likclv to benefit b
the losses of their Fraser River neighbor*
and it is only reasonable to expect lhnt
sympathy here should take a practicable
Thc Rev. Mr. Tail, who is acquainted
with the regi'��n and the people, ami
knows the real necessitous has kindly of
feredtotake charge of any relief monev
and see it lightly applied
The subscription will close on July 31,*
and all contributions received will be ar
knowledged in the Nr.ws ofthe week fo
Those who cannot sec Mr. Tait personally may leave their offerings wit'
the Postmaster** of Comox, Courtenay or
Sandwick, who will forward them to the


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