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The Weekly News Mar 29, 1893

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$2.00 PER YEAR
Courtenay, B. C.
For Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Rubber
Goods,Groceries, Flour, Feed and Provisions
"��-5*-*   Go and see the prices at    ��<��3j
Courtenay, Comox  District.   It. C.
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Importer   and  General Merchant
THE H'HABF         H---x            COMOX, II, C
Agent Dominion   Pianos and  Organs.    Giant and Judson
Powder   Co.     B. C. Potter  and  Terra  Cotta   Works.    A
c-ir load of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flour just to hand.	
W. J, Voting. P. F. Scliarsclimidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
    A  Full   Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
I have for s tie soai: Splended  Lots and  Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through The Property
in pissing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. Figures low and
terms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest at
pr. sent, and once neglected  NEVER    RETURNS
(.Jilice at Courtenay. Wm Cheney, Real EstateAgt
to  buy
Agricultural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Mining and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster, Cordaga and Cement
Victoria, B C
P O Box 86 3 E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
Dr. W. J. Young
Physician tf Surgeon
Courtenay l'liarnury
Chas R Hardy & Co
And t-'li.sncls' Rr.ker
NeUrr Public, Conveyancer.
Njuialmo. B. C.
\ We don't say that
It pays  to raise Oats,
nut    if   ynu   have   to  do    so
It pays to sow good seed
We oft' r, fur casli, a q'lanily of
The "American  Banner
grown on new land.
Duncan  Bros.
And Restaurant
Courtenay B.  C.
get! of  everything   in   his   line
Always   on   bund.
McArdle's   fine    stage   will  leave
at 1 p. ni. on  W Kim.spAvn, returning
after mail hour.
OiiSatukoay the stave will leave
Couhtoay for Comox st 8 a. in. Returning leste
at lO a. in., returning to Comox same
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in C����">�� district foster
than a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing to law.
8. Or-ecli
Gov. Agent.
Importers ��
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery & Olasawan
Dry Oooda
Boots & Shoes
Faint & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Fatten'. Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
��n the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of thc Courtenay River, between Union and thc large farming set-
tlciiKiit of Coniox,
Trent ate plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds m the neighborhood
The liar connected with  the hotel is
kept well supplied   with the best wines
<nd  liquors.    Stage  connects   with  all
Steamers.    Terms moderate
Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Jam
On and after Aug. 23rd, 1892
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
et-vo Victoria. Tuesday, 5 ft. m.
"   Namtinio (or Cntnox, WomiOftlilf, 7 ft. ni
"   t'oino** foi* ValdoB lBliui-1, TInii-B-rnj- 7 tun,
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Leave Cuinox for Numiniio,       Frliinya, 7 a.m.
'       Noiinlnio for Victoria,   Satuntt*)-. 7 a.m
For freight or state  rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Tabla   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
Itct urn Ticket* will be United bt-lwu-m all
point* for a fan* and a quarter, Kood for return not later than Monday.
Heturtt Tickets for ono n.n.1 a half ordinary
faro may ho iiurehaiwu dally to nil point*.,
good for seven d��j*i. IncludiUK day of Ib-iiu.
No ltetiini Tlokota iuued for a fnro and a
quarter Where tlio bIukIo faro ia twunty-fl-re
Through ratea between Victoria and Coniox
l-reililent, Oen'l Supi.
Gen. Freight aud Paasenger Agt.
Society     Cards
Leiser Lodge No. t3, A. 0. U. W.
holds reguhir meetings on alternate Saturday evenings ,117.30 p. m. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren arevurdially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M..H.C.R.
Courtenay 11, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visaing brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P.. meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon- at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend,
John Hiird,
K, K. S,
The Courtenay Hotel
Leading hotal of Comox District
Everything drst class.
Bates from $1.00 to $3.00
Bar supplied with choicest liquors
This section is jthe    Paradise   for
Hunters and Fishermen, and  u  favorit
resort for visiinrs.frdm the cities.
R. Graham, Propr.
T. C. Woods
Comox     I B.  0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays and Saturdays.
For tSa'e
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horses, 100 Sheep, and 00 Cows
together with
2 Mowing Machines, 1 Steel Roller
1 Re-pin? Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeds can be seen in my possession.
Union Stmndilp Co, B.O.Ltd.
H BAD OFFICE and Wharf. Vancouver. RO.
Vatiootiveur and Nanaimo���SS. ditch l^-avon
0, 1J, It. Wharf dull)' at. 1:011 p. in. ruluntKin
from Siiiiiiiiinnit 7.'(, tn. tarKO at *'oinjmii)"&
wharf until noon.
Vancouver and Comox-SS. Comox leaven
r-iniprtny'H wharf ov*-rjr Moiiday at 8. a in.
(or LOltlox dialrliil, returliintf on Tue*-dn>-.
VAiicouver and S'U'iheni ljO(,'**in-- Camiia
and Stittuuients -8S. Comnx loaves thu
I'omnanya wharf ever)* Wedneaday ai tin. 111.
for Uilitmu't* Laiidlnit.duei-liult, Wuleonm I'hmi
l.und, (.'orton. itf-mi i-innd m.d rcluriiing tlio
ttainuri)iitu..aiid t-j 1'ort Neville and WHyporu
every alternate week
t-Si.StuaniMrB nnd Scowd alwaya avallnblo for
KxLiiPi'iiiiis.Tiiwii-r, r'reiglitintr Hiihinem*. Am
nlu storngu Accomodation on -V�� wharf.
Partit'llluri on apnlteatiuu to thia oflu-o.
WM. WEBESTEH-    Manager.
Tolophono 04 P. 0. Rex 217
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Hlacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Nob   Hill Property.
Six and One Half Acres
on  Nob  Hill facing the Gulf
Splendid Fruit Land
free from wind and frost and
suitable for a
Gentleman's   Residence
Four Acres  are in   grass and
the rest slashed.     Price $600,
batanc*   three and six months.
Enquire at News Office.
Union Flashes.
Last Saturday was pay-day here, and of
course is (he most important day of the
month to which others besides the miner
look forward to. I stood watching them
with interest as they filed up to the office
window to receive their envelopes, which
always contain ihe exact change. They
were orderly, healthy and good looking
for that matter. It is said large numbers
of then, belong to one or the other of the
two temperance societies here, and its
pleasant to know that they ure making
better use of their hard earned wages
than pa\ inj* H oyer the counter ofa saluon
Hut little is said about the coming cam-
pain here. Everybody, or almost everybody here is for Hunter and it is said that
the country part of the District is almost
solid for him, while he will have many
supporters even iu Nanaimo.
Business is looming up. (.rant & Mi *
CJregor are shipping furniture to Den ma.-.
Island, where the people arc evidently
slicking up. The mammouth store of
Sam. Leiser is still the scene of the plane
and hammer which may be taken as notes
of improvements. Heavy shipments of
goods are being received and on Wednesday's steamer it is said Mr. Leiser will
be up himself in take a look after matters
(.rant & Mounce are as usual making
things hum, and wc notice that they .ire
sending a good deal of material out
through Courtenay. It is undeistood tb'wt
a part of it is for Win. Harms ton's addition lo his dwelling. Then there is Mc-
Kim's new store. It is a stately looking
building, and will be finished in a few days
andj much interest is manifest a. ils approaching opening. They will cany a
good stock. Right opposite this or nearly so will be the new hotel, and we know
of other cnterpiises in thc eiribryo.but are
not permitted lor yet a while to take the
reader into our emmdencc.
Dr. Lawrence's family are expected
about thc first of May
Duncan Ross, the popular teacher, wi'l
go down to the Capital an this week's
steamer. He will return the following
Young Frogfiie is dellghted.for Monday
week there was ijutte an addition to the
family of Mr. and Mrs. Tabacco��� twins.
Mr. Wright, ihc weighman, is quite ill
with an attack of bronchitis.
Last Friday Mrs. G. W. Clinton, Mrs.
McFadden, and Mrs. J. Gidding left for
Mrs. F. I). Little and children went be-
lowafew days igi-yttul Mr. Little learning
of thc sickness of his little child, left on
Friday last to join his family.
Grant &. Co's new shingle machine is
in position and about ready to run.
The San Mcleo left Friday with 4471
tons nf very sclectcoal.
Mr. Walter Harvey, customs Inspector,
will go dow n Friday to hand in his resignation.    He can do better.
The trustees of Union school are promised the wherewithal to clear the school
yard of stumps and put down a well.
Cortes Island Staws.
Mr. R. II. MrClinton is back from town
Mr. John Macklr is home from a trip
to Vancouver  and Nanaimo.
It i<t said that Messrs Titthetts, Morris
and Ncli-onwill hand-bg in Uutc Inlet
this coming season.
Mr. Ferry is home again and it is hoped he will soon recover from his recent
Mr. Youat is in Vancouver on a short
business trip.
The Louis was in at Irelands last Saturday, and Mr. W. C. Ireland went north
nn her to get a boom from some of his
hand loggers.
Mr. Chas. Dallas of Valdes Island has
entered into partnership with M. C. Ireland and will in the future take charge of
the store at Irelandvtlle.
Mr. Hugh Campbell who spent most of
the ttintcronthc idand i; going north in
a few days to prospect some of his mining claims, which we hope will turn out
as well as thev promise. Hugh's manv
friends wish him every success and
greatly regret his leaving.
Both Messrs Gus Nelson and J. Ericc-
son hive taken up claims in Coryc Harbor. This comprises all thc available land
on the harbour water front.
Mr. Manson has gone to town to hring
up his steamer- the Stella��� which he
will utilize in connection with hts store
and hand loR^ing interests* He has
some large contracts to fill, A steamer
owned bv a settler and employed around
the island will be much appreciated.
It seems a tittle strange that any one
should cavil at any inhabitant ofthe island
acting ns a correspondent for the only local paper in this section. One can only
understand that in those who are not e-
ven acquainted with a rudimentary knowl
edge of the three R's. li certainly is not
harmful to the island or the settlers to
figure in a local newspaper, even in a
small way; and those who do not approve of it need not proclaim llieir views
from the house top in a vain attempt 10
prevent it.
Latest from Cortes ls.���The Comox
brought ud the necessary supplies last
week for the new post office. Mr.Man-
son has been appointed post-mister, and
the office Is expected tone opened April
Mr. Mose Ireland returned home by
the Comox last week after a business trip
to Victoria and Vancouver.
The SS. lona sailed from Vancouver
for Rednnda Island with Mr. E. Wylie
and a party of men and supplies to open
the iron mine there.
Mr. \V. G, Walker, a new arrival from
the old country chartered the Union SS.
Co's steamer ..Sk id gate last week to convey him and family to the head of Bute
Inlet where he has takes up a ranch. He
speaks h-ghly of the lard up there.
Look at This
Anyone wishing to buy a good ftjim
would do well t�� apply lo inc. price of
farm Ssjoo, hitf cash,'balance to suit the
purchaser. Only opc�� frr a few days.
Cattle, horses, truck *|g����, buggy, and
itnplemcnts| also for
Htgon, h
Denman Island Notes.
March 27th.��� Spring is advancing
rapidly and many of the trees are bud-
d-n-' out; and speaking of trees j am reminded lhat Mr. A. BerroW of Salt
Spring Island has been here for some
davs in the interest ofhis nursery. He
is filling some orders which he has received and perhaps taking others.
In a sketch of Denman Island which
appeared some time a-o the number of
inhabitants was put down at 59. The
figures bad evidently been transposed, as
95 is the number.
Mr. Tom Piercy of "The La I'iercy"
place.so christened by Judge Crease, we
suppose in honor of Mrs. I'iercy, went
down on the SS, Joan on Wednesday.
What took him away 1 dont know, but
he assuredly didn't go for his health,
which as usual appears good.
Mrs. Piket and Miss. 1'iket went over
to the Hay on Wednesday and from there
by stage to Union.
We have lost one of our eligible bachelors���Theo. Nelson. He is not going
to leave the island however, unless it be
a journey usually denominated a honeymoon, He has simply grown tired of
living atone and like a sensible man"has
gone and done "it". On Monday of this
week(27th) he was united in marriage to
Mrs. McFarland, also of the Island, the
Rev. John Robson afficiating. Congratulations are pouring in, and the Nfc'W'S
correspondent joins in wishing the worthy
a uple much happiness,
Mrs. J. 1'ikct lost about a fortnight ago
two valuable horses. She will put up as
speedly ns practicable .111 elegant two
storey residence and has ordered the furniture of Grant & McGregor. The place
is known as Mt. Pleasant, which certainly is a very appropriate name. It commands from its lofty height a beautiful
view of the Gulf.
Mr. Nelson, the new benedict was up
last week to Union for a few sacks of
saw dust, and the wonder is what he is
going to do with them. An explanation
is in order.
Neil O'Handley was around the other
day with a gentleman for the purpose of
finding a wife. We dont mean that O'-
Handly was in search of one but that
gentleman, although��� well, who knows?
The gentleman showed his good judgement in thinking here are to be found the
most desirable wives, but they are not so
easily caught. There's the trouble, and
it is feared our friend t;ot left.
A certain young lady in going to the
lodge the other evening got stuck in the
mud, and It is said that it took three
young gentlemen to pull herout, and now
there are several young ladies looking a-
bout to find the muddiest places.
The dogs have been destroying thc
sheep here lately, and those who are
fattening mutton for other purposes than
feeding their neighbors dogs arc up" on
their ear" about it, and its probable that
unless the dn-js are taken care of by
their owners that they will be given some
dainty pieces of poisoned beef. And it
will serve ihem right to.
Formerly it was said there were no
wolves here, but tint isn't the case at
present. A few weeks ago two wolves
swam over, and were seen to land between McMillan's and Nixon's. Steps
should be taken to rid the island of them.
Hunting them should be a regular picnic
for the boys. The News has promised
your correspondent topublish (at the proper lime) a neat obituary of the party who
shall serve the public by putting an end
tothe career of these miscreants.
Speck of Blood.
The usually quiet Farmers' Home between here and Union was the scene on
Saturday evening of a bloody "scrimmage." Hack ofthe home and connected with thc same building is situated the
shingle manufactory in charge of W���y
Jones. A dusky daughter of the Forest
presides over the Home, but for some
reason onc of the Japs connected with the
shingle business was prepa'ing some toast
when an elongated specimen of humanity
known as the Russian Fin, probably tired of waiting, and hungry after the toil of
the week, seized the toast. Then the Jap
began to jabber with his tongue, and that
not having the desired effect took up thc
butcher knife and began to jab the Fin
with that. The latter still holding on to
the toast like "grim death to a nigger,"
grasped with his other hand a long Vead
knife and the two for some lime made the
place ring with the clash of steel. Jones
interfered with a club with which he soon
sent the knives kiting through the roof,
hut not until the Fin had slashed a steak
or two off the side ofthe Jap, and lost a
good "round piece'1 himself. At this
juncture two Japs,one on either side siez-
ed the Fin hy his long flowing whiskers
which they duly parted and then twisting
them into a rope pulled him off the plnee.
The Fin was not seriously hurt but
very wroth. He found a lodging place
for the night at Kind's and thc next morning came down to Courtenay where our
reporter ran accross him, and got his
story. The Fin had blond in his eye as
welt as on his hands and anxiously enquir
ed for a "policeman". He ��as directed to
the residence of the strongest man in
town. Gen'l lack Wilson, was then seen
coming with Crawford's milk wagon, and
our reoorter being somewhat of a wag,
sent word by him tn Jones that a posse
was being sworn in, and would be up
there, and for the whole crew to take to
We understand this advice was heeded
and that during Sunday nobody was seen
about the rancherie. At night, however,
one after another of those who had left
for the friendly shadow of the forest, stole
cautiously back until all had returned,
when it was decided to place onc of their
number down the road a way to give the
alarm in case of danger.
Is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore extsting between the undersign
ed as carpenters, builders and undertakers
of Courtenay, B.C., under the firm name
and style of .McCann & Cessford has been
dissolved but the business will be carried
on the same as before by Mr. J.W. McCann, 1
J.W. McCann
Roht Cessford
Athletic Club's adnext week.   Scream.
ing farce.   Lots ef fun. took out for it
Local Brevities
What's new? Cubb,s Cough Cure ia
new, affectual and speedy.
Mr. John Piercy went down to the
Capital last Wednesday.
Sam. Crecch,the Government agent,
relumed from Victcr.a la't week.
L-w is   Casey, of King and  Casey, came
up on Inst steamer t.ay.
John Fraser,of Eraser and Thomas ha*.'
been spending the past week in Nanaimo
Mr. Joseph Mel'hee Is enclosing the
plat of ������round to ihc east o' his resident e,
with a nent picket fence.
Capital Is demanding ir per cent per
annum interest heieabouts, but probably
only getting that amount in very exceptional cases.
A large consignment of Cochrane,t-is-
fcls St Co's celebrated boots and shoes
have arrived at McKims, every pair guaranteed.
Mr. J. Berkeley has put a verandah
on the front extension of his residence,
much improving its appearance.
Howard Gotheope, the logger, who is
well known hereabouts, has fallen heir to
J 175,000. The property is in New Hamp
shiic. A party went up north on thc last
trip of ihe Danube to look him up.
Tom Lever has left for Wales, where he
will come into possession of an estate of
not less than $-*3,coo. What his intentions arc with rcsp.-ct to the future *.\e
are not informed,
McPhee & Moore arc enterprising mer
c'lants,   They keep Cubb's Cough Cure.
Mrs. James McKim left Friday morning on the SS Joan for the Capital. She
is a most accomplished milliner and is ex
pected to In iny back thc latest ideas on
ih-i subject.
McAllister & Co have completed their
'"guing contract with Urquhart Lros.The
boys worked hard, but it is feared that
they did not .acquire so much riches as
experience in thc transaction.
Communications must be in by Saturdays at least by Monday morning, to
ensue publication in the following issue
The show window of McPhee and
Moore's store at the Bay contains a large
and attractive variety of gent's bats, each
variety of which has a tag with its name
and price. We were pleased to note that
the best looking hat was named The Cour
Mr. Robert Hall, the storekeeper at
Valdes Island was in town last week and
favored us with a call.
Pull down your vest. Commerford &
Morgan of Nanaimo make suits so that
you dont have to pull down your vest.
They fit. So says Dr. Young a patron
and friend of theirs.
If a crowd becomes turbulent at Bob.
Graham's he has a very effectual remedy.
He just shuts up shop, and the fellows
We receive orders for Brownlee's com
mercialmap ofthe Province. It is a fine
map and will answer nil thc purpose of
the fifteen dollar onc, and is a home production    Can be seen at our office.
The SS, Rainbow was up to Union
wharf on Friday for fuel. She was bound
north and intends to make weekly trips,
The tug Mystery was up la*-t Friday
and took away 205 tons of washed   coal.
Cubb's Cough Cure is leading in the
cities as thc safest, surest, and speediest
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Whooping
Cough and kindred ailments.
A Good Cart
for sate at $50.   Enquire of
R. Grant & Co.,Union
R. Grant & Co of Union, B. C.
have 26 tons of good potatoes
for sale.
Real   Estate Snaps.
For sale in acre and half acre lots
prairie land of best quality, situated on
the Tsolum River and within a mile and
a half of Courtenay. Railway survey close
tc it. Splendid ; shing and hunting near
by. Apply at this office or toW.E.Harm
ston on the premises for price and terms.
Subscribers at Union, who have not
paid will confer a favor by handing the
amount due, to Mr. T. D. McLean, jewel
er, who will receipt for thc same.
Canada  Western.
The result so far of the work of this
vaunted company may be summed up in
thc statement that it has run a survey
line 35 miles from nowhere to nowhere;
so -ar as railroad connections go. We
sav this without reflecting on the location
at either end of this unbusiness like survey
The Hay is all rifc hf now, we hope some
day Duluth will be. But having finish
ed thc survey, doesn't it seem a little
singular that this corporation which has
n't lifted a shovel otdirt,can't p^y off thc
survey party, when their work 15 ended?
To day is three week' that they have been
tented out here awaiting their pay. The
men were told that the money was to
come from the outside, and that the com
pany wns not fully organized, hut it would
be ail rif-ht. We sincerely hope the steam*
erof today will bring up the money, and
that the men will not be cheated out of
their hard earnings. The whole thing has
looked badly fora long time and now i( be
l^ins to smell badly.Let us cover it decently with a little earth, and then turn
backward with averted face.
Public Meeting
In view of the money appropriated for
mads and bridges in this d���strict, and the
current reports as to the dangerous con
dition ofthe long bridge, we suggest a
meeting of our citizens at the schoolhouse
in Courtenay, as the most central place,
for Monday evening April 3rd at 7 o'clock
to consider these matters, and lake such
action as they shall deem proper.
Robert Grant, Jos. McPhee, J. W. McKenzie, John Mundell, W. E. Hannstoti,
S. F.  Crawford.
All persons who were members ol the
Comox Aricultural Society, organized in
1874, are requested tube present at the
above named time and place 10 consider
and art upon such business as shall be
brought before ihem,
I. W. Crawford.
I*te Iccnt-ary. THE SEiMITA'S VOW.
whilo lu*. more patriotic rival was in tlio
I Murdook was a scout, a white man of
good f;imily and some money. Hi9 father
was a well-to-do rmiclnnaii, and Si had
been sent to St. Louis to school, hut look
learning had pruned through lii-i head as the
tone of a'love sont; jmsse-t through unsympathetic eara. Ho was horn of oii-l for the
prairies, thu ehapsaral- and the cactus. Ho
knew overy inch of Southern Tcxn1*, from
theRiotiraudo to the Sabine. Vet when
it cams to piiliiii<- liis knowledge into
praotfoal use for his country's good Si
weakened. Ho was simply a vain, boastful
follow, fond of Hporting firearms and " out-
tlnga flgger." For the sake of gratifying
this vainglory of his ho had gone to Austin
and got (mt special rancor papers, signed
duly   hy the Adjuiiint-llenoral of Texas,
Among the most respectable and reliable
Toxo Mi xlc ui .*tti v!'; during tho Garza
ral la was one Sonor Don Cauilllo. whose
ranch was tucked away in a bend of tlio
Rio Grande, about halfway batmen
Brownsville and Laredo. This ranch was a
cozy enough placo whou ihe Gulf breezes
sang through its poach orchards and tho
mcfiqui i ���: is grow croon to the doorstep,
and the bhiejays ami mocking-birds swam
and aaiig in ttit; muishine, A lit setting,
iudeod, i*. soemed, for old Oamillo'a motherless daughter, iho handsome Margarita.
A strango, now phase of life wasoltlCa-
millo's talk of war to tho innocent Margarita whose '.uly conception of battlo was
the bold raid  oftherangorB  after a horse ���;*,* ,-   .   , ,.
thief, ft fence cutter or a road agent. She j whi��>\P��Pe" ��*}-f��� �����-�� to wear n-ms
listened to the grave talk of tier lather and ;IlUl1 **�� ��lmnd "l ^ "'el1 ordoJ'-��8 ��- ���-��
the p.ulre. as aho ground her tortlUwj, country whonoverand wherevor theooouiou
m-sat m ll;e sunshine stringing the long: Mmwtdsd it. On the strength of this
pods of chile ir.tr- scarlet festoons, and her��� authority he proceeded to buckle on his six
Spanish heart thrilled at the mention of -.uch "hooter and bowls knife, and to strut about
high-Bonndiua m rds as "right," "liberty,", vo7 hnportantly among his neighbors. He
.*.���,....>���    yi���.   ���i,���,,ut | had come over to old   Don Camlllo t* this
itlvoutnro" and "booty,'' Sho almost
wlahod lhat she were a man, so she might
BWelltho rank of the demanding people.;
Aa il waa, aho would wail till Sunday and
tell Phiiipe about i'.. Philipowashor lover,
a young snoop lierdor, whom because of his
ompty pnrso and lowly calling, old Cairlllo
thought nol a worthy suitor tot his
dangliter's hand.
Philipo Onondsuwaa tha typo of a peculiar class of men in the West. Though not
educated, hia mind waa stored with the
vory bast kind of knowledge���the knowledge whioh comes of experience, Independence of thought ami roueation. Herding
his sheep on tho still mesas, alone with
croaturoa dumb only as to human speech,
communing witli the wind, tho aim and
star*), reading of tho great writers, ho had
arrived at con dusions .ind defined meanings
which could nol In falso, having nature and
Murdock   pushed   his   suit  unblushingly, j and his ayes fixed on her, while his keen [would havo made short business of his lifo
"    ears took in every fall of a loaf or flutcer of. had not their captain commanded "cca-jo
a bird in t'ie thi ;ket. tiring."
In the meantime Si Murdook had loit the     Right in the muzzle of Philipe's pistol
Oamillo ranch without waiting for Mar- Capt  MuKeel rode --uiekly and alono to
nrita, hung in truth afraid lo he out alone ; his aide.
after dark. I    "There is sonic mistake here,'' he said.
Old Oainillo had returned to his chair on . "1 beard you offeraurrender."
the veranda, supposing that Margarita had     BubPhillpe was not listening.   lie had
gone to Beuevldes' as usual,  and would bo   dismounted and laid the dying girl on the
luck im supper. ground.    He longed to throw himself he-
Dusk oame. The cows came Up and low- ! side her and put a bullet through his own
ed outside tho pen; their calves set up a heart, but he tjared not arouse suspicion as
plaintive bleating outside, and old Margot to her sex.
waddled down to them with her tin pails J "Leave me alone! ft is all the meroy you
ami calf rope. The cackling cliiekeus nought can slow mo now," ho pleaded, aa he
their roosts, and great ���'roves of Paradise forced Borne whisky between Maigarita's
birds settled down in the trees for the night, i lips, whilo her pony came nearer, neighing
Tho long red lines ofthe setting sun fell] and trying to touoli his mistress,
slanting along the parched fields, aud peach | Capt McNecl turned to hia men and said :
troo aisles, and the murmuring voiue of tho , "Thore was no need of tiring that shot,
river came clear and soothing on the twilight' Who did it?'1
air. Creak, creak, creak, went oldCamillo'a ���    No one answered.
rocking chair, and IIOil, nod, nod, went his ! ���Who shot lhJ9 boy ,.. U|(J tftill {u
drowsy head. Onco ha thought ho heard * Mkotl Illld th-B Umo lhe liew 8C01lt (l|13Wel.
footsteps about the fence, nut they were ej. ��� '" i|j,] "
dim, and the air was so soft, and the birds' i .. \V,i:lt d'-,- (lo it for --,
chatter Was so monotonous, and Urn liver s ., T[u, nt)ier ()|1(. WftS ft*m| nt ������,_ r re.
song was so sweet, he slept on, ami reeked j luriW(i lllfl firo< j (U(l mlumm U) kiU t|iat
not of war or treachery. I onet"
SI Murdook rodo briskly, but had not j ���* You're a liar I" broke In one of tho mon
gone more than three miles when ho heard "Ho was aiming at no ono. Ho intended to
the trump of many   horses'   foot   and   tho   surrender. 1 holiovo you know tho men and
Bound of voicos.  IIU first impulse was to had some personal grudgoagainst them I"
run, his second to hida his arms, his third I    They wero  Intorruntoil  l>y a  piercing
to pat his  breast  pocket   containing   tho   shriek, which cut the hearts of even thoac
papers, ami put en a look of loyal citizen- j death-familiar men.
at tin
��� In
Having been grilled iu the public schools
in the foundation of language, he was enabled to appreciate book*-, which, as ho had
them noi ill superabundance, were to him
treasures not to In* lightly thought of. Yet
In. lived on simply and ortldciv. II" had
tried when he was younger to live in town,
clerking In a dry goods store, and availing
himself of " society " as it is in a border
Texas town, but he oouhl nol oudure it. It
was during thia attempt at " civilization "
that he had met .Margarita Ciunillu, a shy
little maiden attending the convent in tho
name town, spending her Saturday a and
Sundays at Ine house where Philips was
Thc two untamed young hearts had
looped warm to eaoh other, and both hail
gone book gladly to tlio prairies, tho herds,
vim freedom and beauty of ranch lifo.
OftiniHo's disapprobation of her lover was
the one wrinkled leaf in tho rose bed cf tho
happy Margarita's life, and quick leapt her
eager, loving little heart lo a��':in ofrevoal-
ing her Philipo in hla true light to her father.
Sho could scarcely await the pussagoof each
long sunny Spring day till Sunday should
bring her lover. Hut at last the day came.
Sho helped oil Margo about her work all
tho morning, in order to kill timo ; then she
strolled off, languid of foot, but eager of
heart, toward tho river. As soon as she
Waa out of -sight of the house she ran, Bklnv
mlng along the trail by the river, to the place
wliereshowasinlhehauitof moetingjPhllfpe,
Soon she heard the sound of his horse's feet,
Itcoplng timo to his volco as ho was singing
" La Golandrtna," the song which to the
Mexicans Is the same aa our " Home, Sweet
Home " lo u-i .-
Ailnndu ir.i \ ,*'. oz y f-iuizedn,
UgolnndrlnaquodaaquUi val
11'si oi i'l aire gmneru cxlravinda
Dnseando ablgo y no loiHcauntrnra,
She hid bellied a tree and waiteil lill ho
was jUBt opposite her; then springing forward, caught Ills bridle rein and demanded
iu mook bravado i "Qtilen vive !"
" Margarita 1" exclaimed PhlHpo, dis
mounting am', taking her in his arms,
"No. pciioi*!" ahowenton loasingly, try.
ing to rroo hcr.-inlf from his clasp.    "Not
Margarita, hid a friend of Garza ! The ]i
word of yonr lifo I"
"That and that I" said Philipo, kissing
heron each cheek. "Now tell me what
you know about Garza I"
" livery tiling," she answered, proudly
"even that on this revolutionary ladder of
Garza's favor you, my Philipc, must rise to
the loss honorable hit to us more important
favor of my father."
"Why, what a littio plotter you are 1'
oxclalmed Philipc, kissing her aj*ain.
" Where nnd when have you learned all
theso Stale ne
"At home from my father and the padre.
They talk Garzn ami la libertad all the day
and night, Phillpe. I listen and resolve
'now shall my I'hi'ipo prove lo them
what a bravo and nohlo man hois'. Now
altal! he join the revolutionary forces, and
by gallant deeds rise up, up���captain.
colonel, gonoral, commander-in-chief, who
knowa 1��� till my father will ho proud to
take his hand and eny : hero is my poor littio
MargarltD, Hon Philipc Onicmlez, take her
if she he good enough for theo." And thou
the dear padro will   bless ua and  mako us
Philipc looked proudly and tenderly into
her eyes.   '1	
hear! saidi
"No, what, dearest?" Bhe asked, lookin;*'cotton. When tho costume waa completo
up at him. | the two women had a hearty laugh, notwilh*
He sighed and answered. "Never mind , standing the aerioua nature of the undcrtak-
IIttio ono," then wont on mora practically. ing. Hurriedly belting on her pistol and
na they walked side by side, one of nlBormsl cartridges, Margaritakisaed the wife and the
around her waist, and the other linked ] little ones and started for tho rendezvoua,
through the pony's bridle: "I know all They arrived thero at almoat thc aamo min-
about Garza's revolt, swci'thearl, ami am ' uto, llencvideB had taken hia own saddle
b iart and BOltl wilh him. My only fear ia ( which ho had hid in the brush on the roail
concerning you. 1 fear that entering the Bide, while ho wont up to the houso to gut
sorvloo will take mo entirely away from you. the horse, bo all was ready for tlm mount.
We do not know how long it will last, nor | The pony shrank from Margarita's band on
what it may bring forth���oxilo, imprison- tho bridle, until she said, " Why Mio Bolt*
ment, death perhaps. Then, shall t toll you | Ho, dost though not know thy mistress?"
the truth'; I feir >i Murdock. i know he Then the pony rubbed his head against her
loves you, ond hatoa me, and that your. shoulder as muoh as to Bay; "Ah, my
father favours hia suit. ' I Inly, men may be misled hy strange clothes
" Hut myself, Philipo ! fan my father or t and cropped hair, but not a horso/'
the pa -Ir.* either force me to marry a   nun       Phillpe was almostspceehloss at tho huc-
whom I hats���eupacially when 1 lovoaiioth- cess of  the transformation.   " We muat
or?" ) hurry Margarita," waa all ho said. " I must
"No, darling, but thoy can take advantago be in r.rownsvillc by to-morrow noon." lie
of iny absence���or death���to poraeoulo and wrung Benevldos1 hand. "1 will aeo lhat
worry you"- lie broki ��� oil suddenly, and you arc paiilfnll price for yonr outfit, my
bitterly ������ " I wish to God, Margarita, your friend," be Baid gratefully, and away went
fatlu-r would look al this matter in a roa* the two gay eaballeros to tho war.
Bonoble llghl ami lei. us be married at onco. | "Where is Sennr Garza V" asked Margi*
I could then take you to my friends iu tho rita, as they rode along in the .lusk.
Interior, whore you would be safe, ami Ij "In Mexico."
oould -dungo heart and soul into the rcvo- j     " What is ho doing there ?M
afternoon, more to "showoff" toMargarlti
than for any bettor purpoao.
The gill had grown thin and pale, but a
new-born hopo or resolution shone in  li
" I wish not to aeo thee, Si Murdook, n
to apeak to thee," she said,  dropping iuto
the use uf the old-fashioned pronoun as sin
Hpoke English,
SI ignored her repulse. "Hut, Mar
garita, he urged, "one of two things bas
hoppoued to Philipo. He Is either dead or
cans uo moro to sec you.''
Neither has happened, Si Murdook,'
she answered wearily.
Then why haa he not come to aeo you,
or written or sent a ine-isage?"
Becauso ho ia too busy liberating his
country, which will not await hia pleaaur
aa 1 do."
You ahall marry me !" said Si, seizing
her hand.
Father !'' alio cried, wrenching her hand
away, and springing up with flaming oyes
and eliecka,
Old Camlllo came hobbling from the
ouse, querulous and drowsy.
"How long, BOHor, am I to he persecuted
���y this man ';" alio asked excitedly.
".lust so long as ho pleases, my daughter
and you are so foolish as not to encourage
Thc girl turned ami walked slowly away
from Ihem.
What is to ho done, aenor?" asked
Murdock, as though aome refractory coll
had refused the girth and bridle.
Leave her to mc ; I will send for the
padre and set him to work on her. Slit
fears and rcapecta tho holy church aa she
never will man, bo he father or   huabaml."
Margarita walked down the river trail.
She had no rosl hope of meeting Philipo
there, for she had boon there every afternoon for the past threo weeka and no
Philipo had -lorno to meet her. Aa Bhe
pushed tho brush away with both hands
she was startled by a horso'a head thriisi
over hers. Sho looked up, and behold ! It
waa Stranger, Philipe'a own pony, and
there was Philipo lying face downward on
tho earth, Was he dead ? Merciful heaven !
Siic sprang to his side and he atarted and
looked up. Then they wero weeping
each other's arms.
" It was my first and probably laat chance
to see you!" ho said, "I have
teen ordered to the interior, nud am now on
iny way to tlio lower Rio Grande."
"I will go away with yon, Pliilipe," ahe
said suddenly.
"You, darling? You cannot. Wo nre
watched and hunted liko wild beasta. Wo
are spied upon ami betrayed,and ahot down
without mercy. A woman along ! It is out
of the question."
" Hut I will not bo a woman !!'
" What do you moan ';"
" That I will bo a man ; a Mexican patriot, as you arc, Seo how tall and strong 1
am, I can .shoot, ride, endure. I must go!
Then you do not know what you would
leave mo to, Philipc. Si Murdock ia now
closeted with my father. Tho padre, too,
is against me. 1 would rather die with you
in the war than to, to"���
" Vou aro right, Margarita !" ho cried,
his eyes flashing and his heart burning to
ride up to the Iioubc and shoot down iu Ida
trncka the villain who would rob uud out'
rage him in his absence, " 1 will at leaat
take yon to a placo of aafoty with my
" You shall seo," sho cried, "Stay here.
I will Ily" -and tiie chaparral closed bohlm
her before he could answer. In and out.die
wont throuah the tangled, flesh-tearing
brush, as sure footed and keen sighted aa a
deer to llencvides' house,
The little family waa at supper, I'.ene
vides.hia wife.and a little pale-faced 2-year
old child which Margarita had mirscd hack
to life, In a rough cradle ley another child,
a L'.wcek'a old baby. Margarita, quickly
explaining tho situation, inatrusted Heuo-
vidos to hurry to her home and bring her
own pony from the corral.
While tho wife brought the clothes Mar
garita stood before the little cracked mirror
and cut off her bcautibil long hair just oven
witli the nape of the neck, as the "Greasers"
wear theira,    The clothes fitted her admir
_ folding her ogain to   his ( ably, except an extra length to tho toea of
'No!" f her boots, which the wife tilled   out   with
" He will no!.'' ���djii'd Margarita.
" No, he will nol," echoed  I'liilipe,
They had turned oil' th * main trail and
Mustering secret troops in the capital,
*��� But auppoMu they should capture him?"
Margarita asked.
" He'll nover bo taken alive, and if they
had reached a little nook in the brush should kill him a hundred capable men
whore they were wont to have tliese meet- [ would spiing up to tako hia placo."
inga. Seated upon the ground thoycliottod j .So theae two freo lances rode along, too
and mode love, as happy, hnedlois h-vers much absorbed ill tllO isauea ofthe war to
ever did and ever will. It was near sunset think of each other and their mutual dun-
when they parted;   lie   to gallop hack to   gor.
Lan-do am! ahe to stroll by a renters cabin | Tho night grew dark and threatened
on her way homo, so that hor conscience no rain. Toward midnight Margarita grew
less than her face might be at oaae when very tired and faint, but Phiiipe cheered
she told her father that she had been to eoc her up and persuaded her to tnko occasion-
Benevldos' sick child. l al aipa of thowhiakey which bo had in hia
S i llie border war raged, covert it is true canteen,
and striking in the dark and from tho: About ."1 o'clock in the morning Philipo
thicket, yot striking hard enough lo make ' said : "I Pee that you are utterly worn out,
its blows fell, by two great nations. Vftguo- * darling. We will atop and let you have a
ly It was felt by the United States, and ea-. little rest before daybreak, for then we can-
poolally so pb it occurred at a tune when not afford to atop a minute, hut must push
the entire country was op in arms agidrst ( on as fast aa we can, trviim to avoid both
���-11.111  1  l.-- ..IV i   1..   ,1.���    A I  (!���,.   I .1  , .    '        *      H  .,
Chili and her allronl to tiie American Hag,
���Scarcely more keenly was it felt iu old
Mexico, where Dlas'Sftl not quite so oomfort-
able on his throne called chair, and his
peoitle flcowled ami whispered in the secrecy of their adobe wails of insurrection
against tyranny. Still moro keenly was
this little ranoorous war of tho chaparral
filt on the border of Texas, the hospitality
of whoso Moil had been abused by making it
the regular army troops"and the Rangers."
" I wouldn't mind iho Uangera," the girl
answered nnd smiled.
" Things are different with its, now, my
j dear," Philipc answered, sighing. Turning iuto thc thicket, ho Boon made licr comfortable with the two blankets and his overcoat.
"Sleep sweetly, littio ono, ho sold kissing her and  tucking  tho coarse  covering
tho battlefield ofanation  atuar wilh it-  about hor neck.    "Twill keep guard, ami
self.                                           ,                       J tho   ponina   aro   ready   to mount   at an
Down in the bend of the Itio (jrande tho (Instant's warning."
littio ranch was all out  of luno with  ita|     She waa  nalcep in a few momenta,   her
mocking hfrde and peach blosHoma.   Old fair, sweet  face gloaming liko a flower
Comillo was solicitous for  his daughter's ugainat tha thicket.
Bafoty i the padre was his adviser, and Sij    philipc sat with his back against alree
"Who goes there?" called the voice of
Capt. d. S. McN'eel of (he Suite Hangcra.
"A citizen of Texas," was the calm answer.
"Vour mime, friend'"
"Si Murdock."
"Hy what authority aro you carrying
lire-arms, Mr. Muriiock?''
Nervously Si drew hia precious papers,
and handed them to the captain. McN'eel
examined thom carefully, at the same timo
taking in the appearance and ohiractor of
the bearer.
���All right, Mr. Murdook," ho aaid, "wo
arc juat hunting a man like you. I ecu
you 8.ro a reliable acout. Wc want to cot
to the nearest aafo oro'-aing ou the river.
Just fall in and lead the way."
" |iut-or"��� Si began.
" Never mind about your clothes, or your
ot   having   had a   shave.    No   apologies
ceded,    I've seen gentlemen liko you before, Mr. Murdock ; mostly in towns, however.    Fall in, pleaa-j 1"
That's tho way to do it, Cap'n," said
some one iu thc rear.
Yes, it ain't every man that gets great*
ncas thrust upon him iu that style," aaid
Si had to tako this chail with the beat
grace possible, but ho sadly wished that
he had boon eontout with plain citizenship
and not got out 1 hose special service papers.
Away in the lonesome chaparral Margarita slept,her dreamless slumbers undisturbed by memory of Si Murdock. Kvcn in her
sleep alio felt Philipo near and waa comforted.
Tho dawn catr.e faint in tho caat, yet
Philipo had not the heart to waken her
Hut his judgment stepped in tobiaa tin
decrees ot' love, and leaving hia post ho laid
Ills lips oil hor forehead. "Waken, dearest," ho said softly. "His daylight, and
we muat be going."
She sat up aclf-posaesscd and greatly re-
" Poor fellow 1" she said, nestling belli ead on Philipe'a shoulder. "You have
had no real, und arc shivering for the need
ot your coat. How aelfish and thoughtlesti
I am."
She held his coat while he put it on, then
buttoned it up, giving him a kiss for each
of the three buttons.
" That warms mo I" he said smiling, and
turned to help her on her horse, but she
-.lopped him as ahe said laughingly : * What
would tho Rangers think if they should see
one Greaser helping another on his pony "
She sprang to her saddle and ho followed
suit. They travelled ijuilo briskly for about
an hour ami a half, Thia brought thom
into the country of Hidalgo, noar a place
called Four Corners,
While Margarita chattered on, merry
anite of her danger, Phiiipe kept his head
partially turned,ami soemed to bo listening
to something behind them.
"Suppose wc turn off here a little, Margarita," he aaid, loading the way almost at
right angles to that they had been travel
"That ia out of our course.if you want to
reach Santa Juanita," sho aaid.
"Not much, and it is les3 liable to bo
"You nre uneasy, Philipc," alio said.
" You aro not wise to keep things from me;
I've been watching your fnco, and I know
yon .tro worried.    What ia it
"Woll, I think I heard horses' feet���a
good many of them. It maybe a herd of
Cittlo, it may be thc troops or Uangera,and
it may be our own men."
By thia timo the aonnd waa drawing :
near that Margarita herself oould hear it.
" It ia not our men,'' Phiiipe continued.
" How do you know?"
" The horses are large footed, and I can
not quite tell which way thoy'uro coming."
They had left what might bo called u
trail in that tralllcsB country, and woro
huddled out of sight in a denser crowth oil'
to one side. The tramp of hoofs grew
nearer, and thero aoou came in view a band
of rangers following the courBO they had
"Thoy are tracking us," Philipc said.
" Holy mother, direct me what to do 1"
Tho section they had juat crossed from
the trail was thickly grown wilh low brush
and mosquito grass, it was possible that
(he Hangers might not notice tho break in
the tracks and continue their forward
ootirso, Tho ininutea aeenicd hours to Phil
ipe, and ho grew almost an old man in those
terrible ueeomls of anxiety. Liko u site-
cession of (laah lighta there darted throng!
his mind the hundred different and equally
perilous thinga to do, Ho thought of tli
girl's peaceful and protected life n
homo, uml for thc lirat timo blamed himself
for bringing her away. He feared lo con
tinue Into the jungle, for fear tho sound of
the cracking brush would attaet attention.
If he hud been alone he would have given
up to them, depending upon tho plausibility
of his appearance as a hatmloss traveler, together with such ciirrob-jrating evidence aa
ho was sure to get from any of the Mexicans
in that aeclion.    But tho girl���
The Rangers hesitated, slopped aud looked lo thoright and left. In two mtnutos
ihey came galloping that way.
"Now to run for our lives!" ho said,
quickly tightening the girth of Margarita's
Into the brush they plunged, the noise of
its snapping drowning in their cars the sound
of their pursurei'H. On and on blindly nnd
desperately they plunged, tho sensible
horses choosing tho clearest way, while the
riders dogged the brush. Onoe turning his
head Phillpe saw tho blood trickling down
Margarita's face, whero a thorn had acnipcd
theteiiderskinoleauuorosstho cheek. That
in itBolf hurt him worse than a pistol shot.
The girl's face was white. Yet her lips wore
" '"8 chi
Dead I dead I my darling I my Margarita! Murdered by him |" At thi.-' Si Murdock threw himself from his horse. Phiiipe
had torn open the girl's clothing to standi
the wound, and her bcauliful white hroast
waa exposed, clotted with the still oozing
"Damn yon I" ho hissed, turning on Murdock and plungiiiH at him with drawn
knife, which the captain aei/.cd, having already taken   possession   of hia   pistol and
Pale and trembling Si Murdock sank
pou theurouiid.
"My Uod, what have I done," ho
"Murdered a woman, you brute," answered thc captain.
Phiiipe and* Murdock each refusing to
give any further information on the subject, the former waa nrreBtod and the latter
given to understand that ho would hove to
account for firing without orders.
"Continue the march I" commanded the
Captain, ami ihey pushed on into Brow
ville Philipo sullenly holding the dead girl
in his arms, and apparently oblivious to
everything else, until hia eyea fell upon
Then Ida face became purple with ragQ
and agony, and he aaid :
" We'll meet in a fair Bold before this war
ia over, and when wo do neither man nor
Goil ahall keep me from killing you !"
j hoe ring
firm and she whiaperod something
to him aa they came sido by aide
They muat havo run this way fully a mile
when they heard the brush cracking close
behind them, and know that the Hangers
were upon them.
Wheeling his horso aidewiae iu front of
hers, Phiiipe prepared^) sell their lives nn
as dearly aa possible, Yet, thinking of tho
sweet   lifo in hia charge ho weakened, aud
lied out clearly, "Wo surrender !"
Tho Hangers halted, their rifles lowered
and tho captain said something to him, but
as ho spoke a form darted from tho rear, and
Philipc saw Si Murdoek'a murderous faeo
before him, Bang ! went a gun and Phiiipe,
itunned, terrified, heard a cry ami a gurgle
behind him, He whirlod around and caught
Margarita in his arms as she fell from her
saddle shot through tho bnaal, Drawing
her from her hoiae to his pommel, he held her
inst him and emptied every shot of his
icolvcr into the ranks of the iiiciiiy. Thoy
It Was Unspartsnin nllke, but Then -Ini���
Trl-ttruii Wna .Hail.
Well, I'm sorry we missed that caribou,
said my guide,   "but I   bet we can cane
I was on a hunting trip wilh Jules Trli
tan iu the neighborhood of Magic Lake.
The third day out he had struck the tmek
of a caribou, sighted it once or twice, but
never came near enough to get a shot,
though for eighteen houra wo tramped and
ploughed our way through tho thick woods
and treacherous undergrowth on tho trail
"Uoahead," I said, though I was a trifle
incredulous, having nevertrapped anything
larger than   a  rabbit  myaelf.     Hut  if it
could be done 1 certainly wished to Bee th
Our camp wis pitched on tho ahoro of a
small pouu, ond the country around it was
thickly limbered. A couple of miles to the
north Jules had noticed a caribou run, leading ill from tho foothills to the waler, and
it was along this pathway winding in and
out among the trcea like a clearly defined
mule trail that ho proposed lo put his plan
into operation.
I shall not forget the morning we started
out. It was intensely cold, the thermometer having fallen from ten degrees above
lo ten holow Kero,
By way of appliances, Jules carried an
axe, and a coil of stout wire; and selecting
a spot where tho trees were thickest and
the most regular he was soon at work. Hia
scheme waa simple, and looked effective, if
the denizen of tho wood would only help
play his hand, which was asking, I thought,
a good deal.
It was to creel a barrier immediately
across the run,leaving an opening in it about
four feet from the ground and adjust a
noose, fastened to a sapling, in such a manner that a caribou, In attempting to force
Ins way through, would get hung like a jack
The barrier was built of freshly cut branches, woven in nnd out to give the nppenrauci
ofa natural hedge, yet stunt enough to ofier
oonslderable resistance to an animal at-
tempting to pass it. A hole waa loft iu it
about iu tho middle large enough for a car<
iboil stopping lo get its antlers through, The
noose was just the sizo of the opening, cunningly eonoooled from view, and iho young
tree to which it was attached Btood somo
twelve loet back, like a tall executioner,
tough and strong.
Two hours was Jules���-no more, no leas���
iu constructing hia extempore gallows, then
turning lo me he offered to bet that inside
of threo days it would havo au occupant. I
took him up, and a new hat hung on the
hanging of lhat caribou.
On thu wayhauk Jules explained that tho
efficiency of tho traprealed on thc fact that
animals of tho horned apecica once accustomed to a run can not be easily turned ont
of it, hut will try to effect a pnaaugc
through nnythlng in thoir way, and aa the
hole seems tho wcakeat pari it Is into this
they plunge���only to fool the tightening
Marly next morning wo wero both on hand,
aa the guide aaid, to pick up the pieces,
but lo my surprise and his disgust, the
hed'o was broken nnd wire noose gone, The
caribou had been caught round the antlers
instead of round the neck, and wilh a ilea-
pernio jerk had freod itself. This Juloa sold
ho had never known lo happen before, and
it waa with more than usual care lhat here-
paired the trap and readjusted it for a second attempt,
The day following found it untouched,
but on the third day a noise of tremendoua
thrashing among the trcea told ua aa wo approached that llie noDSO had done its work,
and u captive awaited ua. Nor were we
mistaken for, sure enough, there swung o
bull caribou, a beauty, pullim* for all he waa
worth nnd choking to death as tho noosu
tightened nnd cut into hia throat.
A hall frmn my rifle mon put tho animal
outof ita misery, and Jules had won his
bet.    Thc ear.bou weighed 4S0 pounds.
On the whole, though, 1 am not nnxioua
to seo another caribou caught that way. In
the fir-it- place I think it cruel, nnd in tho
second placo unsportsmanlike,
Record ofthe Mutual Reserve Fund
Life Association.
E- B. Harper, President.
Sixty Millions of Now Biu-iness In 1B92.
Death claims paid in 1S!I2 18,70*5,000,00
Total death c'nitus paid f 1,000,000,00
Reserve or Emergency fund! |3,871,803.fiO
ThoMutnal Rosorvo PundLlfo AssoelatUn
lied ii-. two nu annual meeting i" New York
on Weilnesdnv. tho*J"uh of.la'i., In the liuslno-s
oftoosof the Institution in the Poller hnllilln-f.
and the giltllorlnK wa-toncof llie larue-it in I lie
history of lhe assoelation. Tlio reports also
were of n liii;lily-s;Ui-*f;n'toryeliiiriicler, showing na thoy did that progress l-ml heen made in
every department.
When tlio call  for  (he mooting  hail been
read   l-rosklont Harper nroso todo'lyor ht��
annual addri's-*,nnil he wusromullyappliiililed
by Iho-e-ircscnt.
President Harper'aroport was fortlioyonr
.nded I'oc. :tl, anil allowed Uml lhe h'siir.ince
in force had incrc:i-*eil fi-nm ST.!Ml.""" In l-WI lo
WHlU-ll.Ttm in ISii.��, uml iiu* endi nnd inveslcd
assets from $��,,)���! 1 to $:t,GlK),.*),):!. The reporl
" Wo have InoreoBoil our gross niseis during
lhe yonr IS'lMiwii-1,*;i;VJ'��J I'll lo *l.7S.VJ.-.iU'',
���iniuim-ane-l iMiuof sl'l'i.li-Ulff,
"We have increaseil our reserve or sur*>1u*
omrrt-eney fund wiilin the p;i-.t year from
-r.l.l.VvJJii.HI io *?:U7!,;i(i.Ul. Makb't* a net in-
orunsoof $210,083.05.
"The income dnrinc llie yc.-it* ls.t'J from nil
oni'ci'M u'linunlcil lo *-l,<��!>7,l!i:U''.i, at;iilnst nn
iin-.iir-i' ������*' S'.Ti'l.UiUl furl lie yc'ir WI. making
a net Inercise fur llie year of S''*.i;i.U'i.il8.
������For tlio yonr 1892 wo have paid in death
claims to iiu* wiihiwn, orphans midrrpri'senln-
i.-es of de-eased meiuln't's S'J.V-U.W.m, whih*
inr ilis'mi'sniienU for doath i-lnhns in 'Kill
.vero *?*.'.litiii.li'S.Mi, making n not. Increase of
dlsbur-tcmcnta to the widows and orphans
over tlio previous yen* c( $H2,'i23.'ii, and
making a grand lo'nl cf death claims paid of
loarly SJlfM)iwi>*l>, being nn nverttge yearly
disbursement ie the widows, orphans nn,\
ronreeontutives of om* deceased members of
nearly ���Jl.'.'.'id.OtHl. while ut llie close of ihe yonr
we had in our reserve emergency fund S'-.W"
(or oaoh Sl-000 of outstanding death olajma of
every nature, and a single mortuary call new
produces more I linn hnlf u million dollar-*.
tipecial irtoulinn wu.i directed to Iho fact
whicli illiisii'iiieil Ihogronl economic principles
underlying Iltesyslem of lhe Mutiiul Itcserve,
that tho total gross morltmry premium'- paid
In* I In* members during the year 1SII2 were
$.1,011,710.!):). Of this sum. $21li,00ll were milled
to the reserve or I'lnergenej- fund, whilo the
amount paid lo tho widows and orphans ex-
onodod ^2,700,000, or a sum within a fraction Ot
Ihonnioiint of llie total mortuary premiums
paid by the membora for the yonr 1802.
Ki'iially iulerestingand ������alisfactory reports
were received from lion. Henry J. Rolnmund,
second vice-president, nnd ox-snporinlimdcni
ot insurance of the state of Ohio; John W.
Vi'oomnn, treasurer; 0.1>. Baldwin, clinirmun
nf the death claims dopnrtraonl: Frederick A.
Hum I mm. counsel of I he association ; .1. Hong-
ln�� Woll*-. lliinl viee-pi-csiiloiit, nnd the secretary, Mr. I*'. T. Ilrninun,
panics in tho world. Mr. Cameron concluded
his stirring address will* a re-oliitlon of con-
tiilence on behalf of tlm Canadian policy hol.l-
ers, which was seconded by Mr. Y\ in. Wilson,
lhe well-known manufacturer of Toronlo.
Tuaael tfetwean TraUad aad Soitlaud ���
A proposition is made to connect Groat
Britain and Ireland by a tunnel driven under tho North channel of the Irish sea at its
narrowost part, between County Antrim iu
Ireland aud Wigtown in Scotland. The
length ofthe tunnel would bo somo twenty-
seven ml lea. A number of eminent engineers declare Iheprojoetcn'jrclyfeasiblc. It
ia admitted tho tunnel would not bo commercially profitable, but much ia claimed for
it in the way of natural advantages, and the
proposition is that it Bhould bo a national
Tim's Full Name.
A negro,   familiarly   known   aa ������ Tim "
White, on one occasion found it necessary
to record hia full name. Tho not uur.atural
supposition that "Tim "stood for Timothy
was mot with a Hat denial.
"No, sab!    My   right nnine   is, What*
timorous-souls-wc-poor-niorlnls-ho    White.
Day jes' culls mo Tim to' sho'l, salt I"���
'l(he following gentlemen were voted a personal tcKiiinoninl by ihe bonrd of directors of
llie n-isneintion for lhe faithfulness, devotion
and loyalty which they displayed in behnlf of
Ihons-oi-inlii-ii, namely ;
M. M. Castillo, New York city.
T. It. .lones, .Mlnnta.tin.
\V. .1. McMurliy, Toronto. Cnnndn.
(i. A. Sanderson. Kansas. City. Mo.
K. M. Acevedo. Hnvnnn. Cuba,
A. It. MeNleln-i. Winnii eg. Manitoba.
C. M. Oaklev. San Kruncisen, On|.
('. 11. Wolfsim, New Orleans, T-n.
W. j. Murray, Urookltn, Canada.
.1. .1. Kooney, Hirtningbuni, Warwick, fiiif"-*
After tlio announcement of tho names of tho
prize winners the Bpocohmnklng began. A
number of ringing iiildres-cs were mado by
Hon. Henry h. I.'inib of Lanalngburgh, Con.
Jleputy-Troas., Province of Ontario. Wc here-
willi givo a sviinpsis of Mr. Cnmcron's speech.
Aflera few preliminary remarks lie expressed Ids deep interest in the proceedings of the
afternoon. Ilewas much impressed wilh lhe
openness with which everything was done,
wilh the fullness nf tbo information alt'ordcil
to policy holders and members, wilh tbo en-
Ihii-dusindisp.'iveil, ami with   lhe wonderful
growth of Mm  iiiso-'iatinii.     The S!l'l,iKi:i,( of
in*w business oliiained during Ihe past year
meant 9-JOii.iHKladny fur each of lhe;:ci) work
mil- day-of ih" year, nnd tiie contemplation of
these ngures would give tho members somo
idea of tho enormous I a I,or entailed upon the
in an n gem cut in intending protnplly lo this
vast business In all ii* details, Tlio results
nchljveil in I lie Dominion uro especially gr.ili-
'ying. Ofthe Sli'.'idti.n'm of foreign buninops
oblnined during Ihc yenr Canada rontribilled
SI,* O.'OI', or nearly one I bird of Iho wholc.nnd
amount exceeding Hint written bj any of our
Uonin Companies witb one or two executions,
nnd Ihe Mutual Ileservehas to-'tny in force in
Canada n. larger amount of insurance than any
ofour Home fnmnpnies with two or threo
exceptions. When it, is considered that those
results havo been achieved by the Mutual
Reserve wilh its ordinary BtftfT of agents,
while Iho Home Companies have nil llie
prestigeund udvnutage of inugnillrent Head
otlleos with Influential boards of directors, it
surely (.peat's volumes nol only for tho energy
of the innnngemenl of (he association, but nlsn
for tho eon tldonce of t he peoplo of t he I lotnhiinn
in Its stability and succors,  As in former years
scandalous attacks, by nnniivinous circular* nnd oilier,vise, in tho inlenst, nnd
doubtless nt the Instigation of jealous uml
unscrupulous rivals have been made upon the
Aa^oeiation. The old lino insurance .journals
have likewise nininlnined Iheir unfriendly attitude towards the Association, but thoaii-wer
of the public has heen -rii'i.'HHMHKIof new business
for IS!t\ nnd Hie evidences of increasing popular confidence In Ihe soundness nf llie principles
nnd llie excellence of the method*, of Ihis
henolicieiit iuslilution. Tliese attacks have,of
cour-o, Iheir niif-in in lhe fact thut Ihe Mutual
Reserve oilers life insurance nl. enormously
reduced rato-t as compared with the old lino
Companies, n fact Hint tho insuring public are
not slow lo appreciate. The splendid success
of tho C.ininar.y is duo Inn great measure to
the indomitable energy and great ability of
President Harpor, who bus laid Its foundation
so slning nnd deep, und has nssoelntcd with
him such ublcexperienccd and devoted men.to
whom helms imparled his enthusiasm, and to
Bomocxtont, Itlsothor high qualities, that its
enreer of progress nnd prosperity will undoubtedly lie maintained nnd beforo many decudes go
bj; this Associiitiaii is hound to become one of
tbe greatest, if not tho greatest, insurance com-
Tho Only Sa ti a Faction-
Last summer, na a Northern man was
riding through Alabama, ho met a father
and son riding at a furious gallop, and both
armed with snot-guns. They drew up aa
they reached him, aud the old man called
" Say, stranger, hev ye met a young nun
and n gal riding the aamo mule, aud bumping along as if Satan waa after them ? '
" Well, my darter has eloped with Hill
Gordon, und Sam and me are trying to get
within ahooting distance bofore the knot is
" Ah ! Why that couple woro being, mar*
rled in Blankvitlo as I cams through there
an hour ago."
" Did tlio ga! have on a blue Waist 1"
41 Yos."
" And waa it a cream mulo !"
" Yea."
" And was it a tall follow with a sltcord
look t"
" It was."
" That waa thom, stranger, and I'm much
nblcegcd. Sam, WoVo too Into to atop'cm,
and the only satisfaction we kin git is lot
our hosses jog along into town, and shoot
the preacher artcr wo git thai* I"
H s ttama-
" Thero WttSS a shenllcntan called lo ace
yo while ye was ool," Bald Mrs. HotSOQllQ'S
recently-engaged Highland servant, ns hor
mistress returned from a shopping excursion the other afternoon,
" Uh, indeed," said tho lady ; " where ia
hia card '! lie surely loft one.
"No, mem," was the reply. " He said
ho forgot his card-caae."
" I wonder who it could have been," remarked thc laity lo herself, and then aloud,
You surely asked him what name, -Maggie T"
" Ooh, yess," answered the handmaid
promptly. " Ho aaid it was Immaterial, I
It was Ucn Johnson, wo believe, who,
when naked Mullock's question, " Is life
worth livingt" replied, "That depends on
lhe lira:" And lien Johnson doubtless saw
the double point to llie pun. The liver
active���indole���life rosy, every thing bright,
mountains of trouble melt like mountains
of nnow. Tho liver Blugfiisl)���life dull,
everything blue, molehills of worry rise into
mountains of anxiety, and ns a result���sick
headache, iii /./iness, constipation. Two
ways are open. Cure permanently, or relieve temporarily. Tako a pill and Buffer,
or lake a pill and got well. Shock the system by au overdone, or coax it by a mild,
pleasant way.
Ur. Pierce's Pleasant Pellet** are tho mild
moan?. They work effectively,without pain,
and leave the system strong, One little,
sugar-coated pellet is enough, although a
whole vial coats but 25 cents.
Mild, gentle, aooLliingaud healing is Dr.
Sago's Catarrh Remedy. Only 50 oonts ;
by druggists.
A pretty gown ia of seal brown cloth with
a jabot of doop-red beiigaline. terminating
at the waist by a girdle of gold liligroe.
temporary filling, and stops toothache Instan
ly   Sold by druggists.
A costume for tho tail figure with a
steady carriage ��������� of heavy white brooado
satin, over which ia a design of tho Dresden
A.P. (lit.
and Croup
Tor children p. n:edi-
A Cough cinc should be absolutely reliable, A
mother tuusl bo able to
Medicine, pin her faith to it us to
her Bible. It must
contain nothing violent, uncertain,
or dangerous, It must be standard
in material and manufacture. It
must be plain and simple to administer; easy aud pleasant to take.
The child must like it. It must be
prompt in action, giving immediate relief, as childrens troubles
come quick, grow- fast, and end
fatally or otherwise in a very short
time. It must not only relieve quick
but bring them aroi-ud quick, as
children chafe and fret and .spoil
their constitutions under loug confinement-. It must do its work m
moderate doses, A large quantity
of medicine in a child is not desirable. It must not interfere with the
child's spirits, appetite or general
health, Tliese things .suit old as
well as young folkB, and make Bo-
schee's German Syrup the favorite
family medicine ���$
Iliris tcr.ono* cu < a\oi; <\>t��� (1*TI��.(
SuocosflorstoOntnrio tlaiioo Co., (bid.)
Makers of Potorborongh Cannes for II mil ing.
FUldng, Bhootlng SkftllJ, Wail Boat*, Steam
Launcucs.   Scnuacentutamp to.* CaUilogu-*.
S^OltEroakfaitdrlnl*  Royal  "���.v.VeHm
1   Colic*.   Dallotouaand nourishing,   llir-
IffcR the blood  and  Invigorates Uio RjMcm.
Highly rrri.iiiini-itdid by tl ii-dlcal faculty.
Tliu coU'cala put up In half nud ono pound
tins only, nnd U sold iiy nil cntorprlnlnggro**
cors. fiosureandgel It. Ellis* &Xoishloy,
Mainif.ic-1 iii-fis. Torcnto,
Cures eonanmptloT). Cougbs. Croup, Scro
Tliroat. S'-'d by r.ll Dl-UffidlU on a Giirujntee.
Pora Ume Side, fi-.ckorChcptShilobT.Porou-i
Plaster will give gnwtiamfacUoa-���35 cento.
���^j^j^'*' R E M E D Y.
fimyouCaiacrli? 'J'-iiH ��l^m,-/tv willm-i-Mnvo
LnJ 1'iiro yim. I'rlriTA-ts. Tl* InJMtortii.-
ita suris'Ssful Irraliai'lit, fls-o. Ui'mrmlwi,
iilill.iti'fl lteincdiiis uro scld on u cuarautco.
Can be cured by the use of
of pure Cod Liver Oil, with
thc Hypophosphites of Lime
and Soda. A feeble stomach
takes kindly to it, and its
continued use adds flesh, and
makes one feel strong and
"CAfJTIOK."-Bownraof.ubstltutos    .
G.nuino ,,rp|>sre,l l,y BDOtt .t llonao, A
J'-nllevllle. Sold by .lldruBgiats. Am
CUo.audSI-00. AtL%
Mra, Mary E. O'Fallon
of l-iipi-i, 0.,n;,ya tlioFhr-
flciaus nro Antonlalicd,
uml look ut bur like ono
Raised from the
Long and  Torrible Bllness
from Blood Poisoning
Completely Cured by Bood'o
Stirtta par Ilia,
Mrs, Mary r. O'FtUlon, n very Intelligent
lady o! Pl*iua,.OIil0, waa poisoned while ni-
-listing pliyslolnus r.t an autopsy 5 years ugo,
and soon tcrrlblo ulcrrN broke out on hor
head, arms, tonguo and throat. Iicr hair nil
camo out. Siic weighoil hut 7S lbs., and saw
no prospect cf lioljj. At last she began to
lake Hood's Barsaparllla nud nt once improve*! [ could soon get out ot bed and walk.
She says: " 1 became perfectly cured hy
Mood's Sas'saparilla
nnd am now it woll woman, I weigh 1S811)8.,
eat well and do tllO work for a ltirgo family.
My case seems n wonderful recovery and
physicians look at mo In nstmiislnacnt. as
almostlil-oout- liii-cil from She d*��il.��
HOOD'S Pills hIioi.IiI po in ovury f-imJv
'���loiJicinc clioBt. Once mod, altmya profsmub      1
1,111 it sii:s(itii'i'io\   itiiok*-.   iiiisi.is
._*,. A\li .11,1 tt!IIH, write 10 William Urigg-
Publisher, Toronto
our name nun nrlt-tic  design  1
_     fancy colors, Irom Ibo ftnont Aim
inntioShading I'nn Attist in the world, Sen'
,'t cent i-tauip for jiostllge.   Comp.otO flock o
' '    '       "       HlilrcKH \V,A. TI10MI
malic .Shadin
SecntEtamp ...    	
I'l'llllliUlsbipSllppll,-!*.   All
��tiX. Hox.Y.'f, Toronto. Oi
Klectricul Hupplies.  Dull   Oullll**, tic.
pairs prompt und  reasonable.  School and
c^pcrimcntcr-i' .Supplies and Hooks.
35 & 37 Adelaide St. W��� Toronto
That people would luivo been regularly using
our 'loilut. Souih -dnoo 18l.�� iforty-novcn lon��
year.-) if tbey bud not boon (.(101) f Tho public
ore not fools and do not continue to buy goods
unless tbey are siitiafnctory,
Agent! everywhere.
V.-iliiilila trcnilt
nny BuiTetor. Gl
ail**! twu |i(.ti!i'.i 1
liii.: lui'ii'.H nmi l',>s
CO.. l*UlWi.-t A.lcl.n-1.;
1'Iti. r mliltr-i.   ']',
Have You
never fails. \j CUrtES CATARRH IN THE HEAD
stores tbo eoiiBo 01 smiil!- aud arivos away tlio
">ULL HEADACHE oxporienecd by all wbo liavo
Jiuurrb. One bottle will work wonders. Price
CUc. at Druggists.   Bent by mall on rocoipt of
prlco by aildresfiliiR
Tho Le.ivlll Ualiornlng Clipper-* will 11 ko thom off with lens
trouble nmi lesi pain than nny
other way.
Solid for olroular giving price,
lefltlmonlalf, ote,
.".:; Crnlg Street) Moittreal.
���'&���� ������-.-���.--"'-:��� mr'
>r-fi''vjp--v -^ ���'.���-���-������--��������� ������a��fcy
I AillCQ Dwna una Manila aatUtw
LAUIcS by tliisnow nnd Improved
Agents Wnnto.1.
ThopropnraUonoMollotais nmi \vliolo��omo
us contnlulng ilrongth,  purity niul  ,a(utjr
i(OFf   KO   P.IOHE
T. W. stampcd on CACii obop. HIV IHFI
nnd Semi Qrnln, Choice I-Towor Scoils, C'oan
WM. EWIMG&CO.. '""nt���"?."'
AskforUin .I.D.King&Co.,LW., porloctnb
iuw b'notls. and bo Imppy.
^Sl. R1 IB Ffl, .'"^-T       iiZld.'' '.iCA', sir.     ES
you need not
it h for tcarot
will mail Trln"   Ituitle
Co., lloohostor. N.Y.      H
Canadian Olllco, 133 Adolntdo Stt-eot Went,
Inordor to rout out
tllBOaic eb'ci lively phy
Bloiuns nay yen must
remove liio exciting
'i ills is iu-t oxnotly
wint ST. LKON (*o h.
Il        III  \<      HpMII       lilt)
Blood, BowolH, nnd
ICidnoj*��, removing all
obttruotloiia nnd im*
pur.tlc-i,       itupnrliuK
ih'iiiih nnd vigour to
nilibo organs of iho
*$fj   WATER CO ..'LTD.)
xtj TolopUono. 1321,
nrnnoh.HD I'ongoSt,
.������old by nil   ) rlnciiuil
1 riiFffUifs, Orccorsand
V.'by bo troubled with p|t_ES, EX.
perfectly invaiunl.'le. it Never Fails, even in
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Nato.ro as a Uaro All.
The evolution of the ""tinman stomach ii
not less determined and marked than thut
of other organs, nnd man's digestive organs
have been modified according to hia oeenpa-
tiou and the nge in which he lived. The age
ot -"rasshoppcr and locust cuting hns yielded
to that of canvas buck duck nud fine pastry
eating, nud medienl prophets tell ns that lhe
present bill of fare must eventually yield to
ono that will give ua nottltug hut fruits,
grains, vegetables and nuts to choose from.
Along with our evolution of the stomach
there has been a dental change which
must also continue to advance with thu
modification of our food. Our teeth are
growing small and whiter, nnd lens enduring, so that by tho time wo reach the vegetarian period wo will he toothless. It is in
accordance with lhe theory of many that
the evolution of the human mind baa been
from bad to worse, and that we hnve degenerated from thc trustful, rcvercutial, faith-
believing mind of tho early ages to tho
skeptical, materialistic attitude ol to-dny.
Along the same lino the evolution uf tho
Btomauh has been going according to the
ideas of ninny, ami ever since primitive
into such rooni3. In consequence of their
activity, more- relatively, of tho impurities
of the body will ho thrown off at night, re-
quiring a generous supply nf free air. A
child needs more clothing than uu adult,
tiie light blankets being preferable to lhe
heavy quilts and Comforters, so called, the
blankets being more rapidly and perfectly
cleansed. Thc nature of the material on
which the child lies is also a matter oi importance. Wo advise that feathers L'o discarded altogether. They are objectionable
on many accounts. Their animal origin
gives them in a high degree the property of
absorption, so that they readily take up
nnd retain tho exhalations of the body and
whatever impurities may bo brought in eon-
tact with them. It is true that feathers
may be renovated, but this process is seldom
resorted to more thnn once a year, ana frequently the fen I her-bed pisses down from
generation to generation- adding yearly to
Its accumulation of impurities. The susceptible systems of children may bo readily
injured by contact with this ecouico of impurities. Feathers nre also objectionable
on account of thoir heating property.
man left off eating fruits and nuts" wo havo
been going from hnd lo worse in a hygienic
 WHO and that 0111 only hopo ia to return to
the eating of nuts, fruits and hoof.
This now hygienic eoliool believes in dispensing wiih ill drum and medicines, and
to adopt nature as tho cure-nil for diseases
nnd human ills. Everything in this world
depends upon dietetic principles mid the
mat) who observes this can laugh at life
insurance companies nnd their flattering
offers. Tho initial maxim of this school of
medicine, or hygiene is to keep the feet
warm, the head cool, and the bowels open.
Theso are to be accomplished not by drugs
nnd modlolnos, but by following natures
siiup'e rules, llltt no two people interpret
nature's rules alike, and thoro is a division
of opinion ns to what to do, We nil believe
iu good ventilation, and the use of hot
Mntcr, nnd a fruit diet, nnd those nre the
chief weapons with which to dispel all diseases according to tho euro-nils of nature. If
fruits or nuts mo disagreeable we must cook
them. Tbey havo tho essential ingredients
necessary for good health if they are pro-
pared properly by cooking. Kvon milk can
be dispensed with if wo eat sullicient Brazil
nuts nnd almonds. This school alto opposes
tho use of cereals which are supposed to
contain Btnrch in nn injurious form. We
must tnke starch iuto our systems in some
other form. Nuts aud fruits after all aro
tho chief things supplied by naluro that
will benefit us. nnd that will givo a
healthful diet. Theso should he followed
up by plenty of fresh air and hot water, and
life*,\i]l lie made pleasant. Nevertheless,
each one chooses for himself, and the good
things of life, other thnn nuts and fruits,
will probably be eaten just the samo by the
majority of people.
Tbo delicate Instrument of the car progresses less through cultivation than any
other organ, ami we must admit that the
ear nf the savage am* of animals is so much
liner in construction thnt they citu hear
Bounds that nro inaudible to civilised people, There is something curious about its
development. Our modern life teaches our
ears to detect, mistnkes in music, nnd to
appreciate harmonious sounds from discordant ones; but ns for making cur hearing
more acute it falls short. The car of the
musician is rot as acute as that of tho
snvuge. On Hie contrary, deafness in a
slight decree is very common in nil civilized countries and especially in cities. This
deafness Is largely on the increase, nnd it is
due probably lo the continuous roar which
distinguishes our city lifo, Thoro is also
injury to the car through foul gases and
bad air in close rooms, Most animals have
very acute hearing, nnd ihey bear sounds
that aro inaudible to us. A curious thing
about it is thnt domestic animals do uot ns
il rule have as acute bearing na wild ones.
The ear of n woman is generally liner than
that of n man, nud she will often hear a
range of sounds that iho male members of
the race cannot detect. As n mlo they hear
higher Bounda than men, and i" is possible
for Bounds to become so high as lo be distressing to n sensitive ear of a woman, and
not audible at all to her male companion, it
is also noticeable that the cars of our country girls nre more acute than those of their
cily sisters,
Aside from the disfigurement oi corns
nnd wails tbey sometimes prove qui to dangerous, and in cnncorouB constitutions tbey
can be mule :o develop into cancers by
irritation. In thu study of cancers in tbe
more recent cases the belief is inclined lo
bo adopted by some that cancers nro but
the outcome of warts, or Hint warts aro the
seeds of cancers. This td*u, however, ia
not generally believed yet. There aro distinct eases, nevertheless, of warts developing into cancers nnd killing tho patient.
Thin la caused by constant Irritation. Any
disease if sullloiently irritated may develop
Into something worse. Corns nnd warts are
not to lie trifled with, nor irritated by constant picking at them. They should be removed only by some powerful medicine
that will lake them away ami kill their
growth so lhat they will not bo apt to return. One ol the best mixtures for tins
purpose is made of one part lactic acid, one
part salicylic acid, and eight parls collodion,
A. S. Atkinson- M. D.
Rest i ml S i en for Children-
It is not only true that growing children
need moro food, relatively, than adults-
serving the double purposes of promoting
tbe growth nnd sustaining the health and
strength for the daily csoreisu���but they
need an abundance of sleep, particularly in
infancy. They nre unusually active, remaining hut a nn nit time inactive during
thoir wakeful hours, whilo It wilt bo difficult
to find adults wlio would follow in their
footstcps for a single day. This unusual
activity not only wastes muscular tissues ���
demanding an ample Bupply of food to repair suoh waste���but exhausts nervous vitality, both demanding an unusual rest nud
sleep, to aid iu tho recuperating influences.   Liko the Infant, for the first few
Weeks    doing     but    littio    beside    eating
und Bleeping) oldor children require
much Bleep���less than infants, of course
���for tho vory important reason that
most of the necessary work of growth and
repair of tha constant waste of the body is
effected during tho hours of sloop nnd rest.
It is important to have this sleep as profound and undisturbed as possible, that
these vital processes may bo as perfect as
tho circumstances require, That this may
be true, tho last meal should be the most
simple and moderate of the day, since our
swoolott and most refreshing sleep is not
possible while the process of digestion is unusually labored. A quiet and cheerful frame
of mind, with favoring surroundings, nothing to mar tho happiness, will conduce
to the sweetest sleep and the vital processes of this Important season of development. It U scarcely possible for this class
to sleep too long, if such sleep is sound
and refreshing, while it is desirable to im;
itato the birds in seeking curly rest
And, while early sloop is secured, il
is not wise to erouso children from re
freshing sleep in the morning, at least
allowing them to awake naturally,
Whioh they will do when nature is satisfied,
Tho more active, particularly the nervous
girl, will rarely havo sufficient sleep if not
allow atleast ton hours���more some timesbo
ingnceded. Whilo all sleeping rooms require
a much grentor supply of fresh, pure air
than is generally supposed, that of growing
children, is   consequence   of   the relative
rapidity of ihe physical changes, corresponding with their activity, will require
free ventilation���open doors ami partially
opened windows being necessary during
most ol" the year, though, iu tho winter,
while fresh blce/cs aro almost constantly
blowing, fresh air will generally find its way
France i*ml Illusions the Terrors ��: Europe.
The continued increase of the war rumors
in Hurope gives room for the consideration
of a few  facts and figures.    Although   the
North German   Oaxeltn declares ihot"in
thn Judgment of high official circles there
is no ciuibc for alarm, at least for tlio pros"
out,'' the concentration of troops in Alsace
and Lorraine is daily reported, ami appeals
in alt shapes aud forms pointing out the
dangers which threaten the Fatherland
and necessity for the passage of l lio new
army bill aro found in German Journals,
pamphlets, and reviews, end often signed
by men of high standing in the Rinpire,
Onoof theso appeals comes from General
Von der Uoltn, a well-known writer on
military affairs. In the Denlschi ItnmU-
clmit ho says that France, with her 38-000, ���
OOOof Inhabitants against Germany's -10,000,-
(H>0, possesses in men, officers,artillery, nnd
horses an army considerably stronger ihan
that of Germany. Every year under the
new military laws she has been adding -12,-
(MO mon to that army, nnd in n very short
time sho will be able to put, into the field
half a million of trained more soldiers than
Gormany can boast of to-dny. Ho InkeB n
rather gloomy view of the futnro of his
country, dwelling upon the fact that the
French army in lSS!) was exactly five times
as strong as her army of 1870, and that it
must soon become seven times as strong.
In addition to the increase of tho forces
In Alsaoe*Lorraine, wo arc told that May*
ence is to be converted iuto an entrenched
camp. The Muycnce-Strashurg lino of fortifications is to bo extended toward Hale,
with thc view of covering tho numerous
railway bridges across tho Rhine. Thoso
bridges wore built expressly for the purpose
of facilitating the rapid transport of troops
from Southern Germany into Upper Alsace.
Moreover, Mnyence forms lhe principal
basis of supplies for tho German armies on
the left of the Rhine, and, notwilhslnnding
its enormous strength, it ia now decided to
make it still stronger, in view of the extraordinary growth of the French forces.
According to the mostcirclul estimate-
bo far mado Russia, on the outbreak of hostilities, could put iu line twenty-live army
corns, which, added to the French forces,
make all told forty-seven army corps. The
army corps of trie triple alliance are as follows : Germany, twenty; Austria, thirteen ; Italy, ton ; total, forty*three, Consequently France and RuBsIa have (our
army corps more thnn the triple alliance,
Even under the new military law and the
application of the two years scrvico in till
iis force the trip]ice would still be numerically inferior to Franco nnd Russia. To be
sure, it may lie that thu German troops and
the German generals and officers are vastly
superior to the French and the Russians ;
but nobody can say that for a certainty,
and General Von der tlolu expresses grave
doubts upon tho subject. Unfortunately
tho thUig remains to be tested. Hut the
most serious thing of all iu the present
military situation of Europe is that iu ease
of war this spring or summer-���and the pos
nihility of ii seems by no means remote���
the bulk of the forty-seven French and
Russian army corpa could be burled against
tho twenty Gorman corps, and the first am!
most terrific blows of the contest squarely
delivered before tbo Italians or Auslriiins
could come to the assistance of their principal ally. Indeed, the first great shocks of
the war might bo decisive ; und, should the
Germans be defeated in the beginning, it is
feared that the Italians ami thc Atiatrlans
might, after all, be disposed to leav'o her in
the lurch. However, if the Gorman troops
should be fortunate enough to bo commanded by a gre.it general, and tho French and
Russians sufficiently unlucky to be wil limit
one, the advantage of numerical superiority
would bo considerably diminished.
1 Irrc'itl Trllmiiul.
This mysterious order was established in
the Middle Ayes throughout Germany, Its
members numbered several thousands, of all
ranks nud conditions, who were fiee nud
honorable men. Solemn and awful oaths
bound them to absolute secrecy, and communication was effected by signs known
only to tbo initiated. So far thoy were
muoh tho samo aa auy other of the secret
orders, lint their peculiar operation wns
to administer judgment in thoso rude and
barbarous days.
Auy king, prince, peer, or peasant might
be summoned lo attend their conclave, and
woe be to him did he refuse to obej. Bo-
neatli the surface of the ground, in dimly-
lighted cavorns, the judges, with masked
faces, took their seats; Iho other officials,
likewise masked, surrounded them.
If tho accused person was present, ho was
adjudged, sentenced, and, if necessary, executed on the spot. If ho failed to appear
after three citations, he waa sentenced to
loath, and each member of the court was
bmind to puisuo him to the bitter end of
doom, lie may bo a brother or n father,
hut none dure warn him of his impending
fate. Hu bad defied tbo " Vebm-Gericht,1'
nnd ho must perforce die, sometimes in hit
own house.
As a proof ho was not a victim to lawless
violence his property was never touched.
and a knife waa planted near him in ihc
Cliarlos, Duke of Burgundy, wna oiled :
throe times just before his death, but failed
to appear, On another occasion an English
noblo found his lied sinking through the
floor of his hotel into the earth, and he himself bound and bold for judgement, Of
course, hia landlord waa a member of thut
And however irregular this course, it
helped justice in thoso cruel days, when
might was right and men wero BerfH.
Other courts were slow, uncertain, and difficult of access. This was silent, swift, and
terrible. It struck once, nnd had no need
to strike ng-nin. Escape from ils meshes
was impossible, The most cunning hidor
was tracked down ir. his obscure and distant retreat.
And strange though it may seem its legal
authority as a court of the Holy Roman
Empire was extended until the downfall nf
that empire, in 1800, It continued to exist
in Westphalia, Germany, until ISI 1, Then
the last mysterious shadows of the " Vohrn-
Gcricht" die! utterly away.
Pat (badly frightened)���" Mike I Miko
ow Miko 1"
Mike���" Flint's the matter wid yn/.?"
Pat (in a hoarse whisper and looking at
retreating stranger)���" I here goes Mulcahy
in Ik-sh und bones, nud me being at the
wake tllO noigbt before we birred hini."
Mike��� "Qo 'way, mon �� that ain't blmj
and faith, wouldn't he be dressed in mourn-
in' if it wna Mulcahy f"
Put (with a sigh of rel'of)���" Ocll ! and
so ho would, Bsgorrt- pbat a freight Oi
"Eh! What's this? Have we had a
fire in the house :" queried Mi. Bowser 113
be returned homo the other evening and
noted a certain confusion about things in
���'Nothing hns happened," replied Mrs.
Bowser, "nothing except tbo cook demanded her pay this afternoon and walked out.*'
"What"! Another change'; Auo'.bcr
girl driven out of the house to save her self-
respect V Mrs. Bowser, if you were the
last woman on the face of the earth I would
not work for you for (5,030,000 aweek."
*' What havo I done?" she calmly asked,
" What have you dono";" bo shoatcd,
" Why, you've gone around with your nose
iu tlio air and lorded it over thnt girl until
she felt obliged lo leave. That's al.o it the
fourteen thousandth girl you've trampled
into tbo earth in the last ten years. It's n
wonder you can get a girl to stay in your
kitchen half a day."
"Jane bad no fuult to find with me."
"She hadn't eh? She was probably
afraid lo say hor life was hor own. Mrs.
Bowser, I'm no man tointerfeio witli domestic matters, but when we cluuigc conks
about every fourth day for ten consecutive
years it strikes me that there must lie
something radically wrong in the management. Up to this timo I havo refrained
from saying a word, but I now feel it my
duty to interfere. I can't understand what
you hoped to gain by driving Jane out ol
tho house."
" I didn't, I not only naked her to stay
ou but afforcd to increase her wages.
If yon didn't ill ive her out ofthe house,
then who or what did?" demanded Mr.
She aaid sho wna leaving on your account."
W-what ? Mrs. Bowser, this is no time
for joking. This lias become a very BorloUS
a Hair."
Yes, I know. Sho is lo come hack for
hor wages. That's her at the door now.
PerhapB you'd better go down and question
Ah ! So 1 will. It will be the best way
to arrive ul the truth."
Mr.  Bowser descended to tho basement
uud opened tho atreet door.     It was Jane,
tho cook.     It Btruok Mr. Bowser that she
1 a heartbroken  look, and his voice was
vory sympathetic ns ho began :
" We wero just talking about you. Mrs.
Bowser Bays you have left the place. "
" Yes, sir. 1 wouldn't work in this place
for SIO aweek," replied Jane.
She was continually nagging ami bossing nnd walking ou you, 1 suppose ? Thai's
exactly her Btyle."
" Whom do you moan, s:r ?"
Why, Mrs, Bowser, of course. I waa
just telling her that her management of servants waa "
Mrs. Bowser has nothing to do with my
going, sir!" interrupted jane. "It's on
your account, sir! I've boon cooking for fif
teen years, and I can tell you I nover worked in u worse place. It's find fault ut breakfast, growl ut lunch, and kick at dinner,
and I wonder that any cook will stay a
week I"
1 find fault? I growl? I kick?" repented Mr. Bowser in great surprise.
" Yes, sir. There's not a man in town to
lomparo with you. Vou cat more than two
ordinary men, but you muat first kioR about
everything. You haven't sat down to thc
table since I've been iu tho houso that you
didn't growl about something. Your wife-
poor lady���-lias lo put up with it, but I don't
and I won't 1 You owe mc "?3 balance, nud
I've eomo for it!"
"And you���you left on my account I"
gasped Mr. Bowser ua he begau to grow
" Yea, Bir, ns all tlio others probably
have and will! Your wife is a good mis-
(reus, sir, and no girl will stand your meddling uud faiilt-iiuding."
"Then Mrs, Bowser's domineering way
aud total lack of executive management did
not drivo you out of the place?"
"Sho never domineers, sir, and no house
is managed better. I am sorry for the poor
lady !"
" Ha ! You are inclined to be impudent!"
" I'm inclined to lell the truth, sir. I've
com-*! fnr my money."
" Well, there it is, and I might as well
have thrown it into lhe lire. You were
the poorest cook wo over bad and ntso the
moat wasteful. I am very glad of the op
portnnity to belter myself I
" And so am I, sir I"
Mr. Bowser uttered n snort or two and
walked upstairs, Mrs. Bowser wus waiting for him in the back parlour, and as he
entered and dropped into iv chair and picked up a paper she asked :
" Well, did you find out why Jane left
the place?"
"Jane? Jane? Have you had a person in
your employ named June ?"
'��� Why, Jane the cook I"
' And what have I to do with June tho
cook, or Sardh the Bocond girl, or Molly
the nurse, or any other servant in lhe
houso? I see people around here, and 1 infer
that you have engaged them. 1 incidentally
hoar of their leaving, and I tako it for
grunted lhnt youi��� incapacity us mistress nf
the houso is the cuiisc of it. Things have
drifted to a point where no change can bo
hoped for ami I shall continue to miller in
silence���sutler nud make uo sign, Mrs, Bow-
fier Exiltod Station-
[used to think it on cosy thing,
As easy ns any one asks.
To keep a family neat nud prim,
And manage the household tasks.
It seemed to me in my foolish pride
That the hell of n woman's toil
Was Bimply to sit by the door inside,
And wait tor the dinner to boil.
vvinie out in the Bummer's scorching boat
Wo men wore sweating away,
Wilh aching-jlionldi-r-t and jaded feci,
From dawn to the close of day.
But, sir. I would have you ba assured
That thoroughly, onc by one.
My notions of housework have all been cured
And this is the way It was done.
My wife BU'tgoStod n day's exchange,
As sho dropped n kks on my brow���-
" Tis bird." BOOB lid, "holding on lo the reins,
And riding the sulky plow.
"Vou better stay In the house, my dear,
And wash u (ow ot* tho things,
And churn and sweep where it no;*ds IL hero
And rend till the dinnor-boll rings.
The horses nro penile, nnd pretly true;
I guess    un drivo tliein strnigln ;
I'll iry und urn u furrow or two.
For the season Is getting late."
SooiTsho rode on tbo sulky plough,
Willi her jaunty but and hlnuso,
While I wus inwardly vowing a vow
Uow I would manage n bouse.
But somehow, I found lhe morning chores
Wcrn not in my usual line,
bike those I hid llnished out of doors
At least fora thousunilth time.
Against the Btovo my lingers I hit,
And blistered Ihem slinging wore (
lu trying tosoi'iih I he clothes ;i hit
I .scrubbed my nuukloa the more.
The churning acted 'specially menu;
The butter would almost come.
And then go back to frothy cream,
Ah if I had .in-i In gun.
The tiro went out. (is a Pro will do
Win u I ho wood Is not put In;
And. us I thought of u meal for two,
1 did not know whore lo begin.
Hut wllllo T wns fixing potatoes a nil pork
Nol tit fur a dog to eat,
My wife returned from her forenoon's work
As (rest) us a rose, und as s rt'oot,
With a mortified air I quit the room,
Ami betook me to tho s hod.
While she got a dinner exactly nt noon,
As good as ever wns spread.
Wo sat nt tbo table opposite-wise,
Ah always wo did before,
When she asked with a smile in her sweet blue
Then, sir, I confossod my faults nnd said;
"My dear, you're ns good ns n queen.
The woman who keeps tbe family fed
Is running a big machine"
Ami he sighed und suffered and grew rod
nnd white by turns until poor Mrs, Bowter
began to wonder if he wasn't nn nbusid
husband nnd entitled to public sympathy-
A Graphic Picture ofa Desert Caravan-
A great caravan \a march is a superb
spectuele, nlua ! too infrequent now in northern Africa. At lirst Arabs nlono can detect it, n mere speck lost iu n dusty halo,
whenco it emerges at length, a tawny-eoior-
ed mass possessed of n strange motion, llie
swarming of a thousand lives in one. Here
and thore silhouettes of straggling camoU,
stand proliled, like hieroglyphic-?, on the
fiery sky, as, insensibly trailing its snnko-
like curves, the convoy advances. Hours
nftcr being sighted, It pusses in slow defile,
led by a vanguard of blooded camels, whoso
gait und bearing huve an air of nrrngnncc
not customary to that race of proletarians,
the chieftains seated aloft in their floating
burnooses, nlert of eye, with gun in hand,
statuesque guardians ofthe convoy-treasure. Behind them tho camels of burden,
exhausted less by loads than wilh the fatigues of the journey, their legs ami crop,
pers buld nud scarred hy blows, struggle
forward languidly, thrusting out thfl tongue
as they press their huge, spongy feet in the
yielding ground, What resignation in
their soft, staring eyea ! Verily, no philosopher knows better than theso poor brutes
how inane are tho re /oils against inexorable
fate. Near at hand walk the drivers, their
emaciated features savagely illumined by
eyes of fire, and while, gleaming teeth
piercing their parched lips. Ol all who
started with the caravan, how many have
fallen by the way, abandoned to agonize
alone iu tbo desolation ?���[Muroh Serib-
Murdered by Masked Mon-
At Brunn, a cloth-manufacturing town of
Austria, a dastardly murder nnd robbery
took place at six o'clock last Saturday evening wlihh has put the whole city iu alarm.
Mux Rosenthal, a manufacturer of military
uniforms, has hia oltice on the ground lloor
of his house, in lhe immediate neiffhbour-
hood of the theatre, Rosenthal, who is
seventy years old, wus busy over his uc-
count books, nnd three clerks wero in the
oflice with him. Suddenly two masked men
entered, walked up to hini, askod for
money or the keys of the safe, nnd when be
refused fired their revolvers. One clerk
ran to the telephone. The aged owner of
the business uud this clerk fell to the ground
at ihe same moment���tho former dead, the
latter badly wounded. Another clerk was
also shot through lhe arm, and a young lad
Who was just entering to visit his uncle
wns also lircd at ns the murderers inade
j thoir escape.
That Baby.
It was a wee mite of a tiling in pink and
while, delicate ns n newborn violet and
buried within a world of softest white stufi
that rose up around its tiny face like billows
ofa frozen sea caught in a ground swell. It
was, to toll the truth, a funny looking little
creature���this little baby, with itssoftailky
hair lying in Huffy patches over its pulsating
head and its fat littio check ull excavated
witli pristine dimples lhat as yet wore nn-
acquainted with tl o expanding properities
of ii baby laugh. Ita little eyes were round
and wondering, uod the lilipiitinu mouth
seemed made only lo pucker up for a mournful wall every time aome mistaken old lady
would try to spread a demonstrative kiss all
over the little faeo.
father nnd mother gazed upon this littio
newcomer into llieir household with all
that pride and joy that can come from no
fount save that of the lovo bom of instinct.
He would tnke the petite bundle of infinitesimal baby and Innumerable skirls up in
a gingerly, awkward sort of a way and look
at il for n moment, and then ho would lay it
down gently upon the eofi pillow again as
if he feared it would break if it should by
any chance bo jostled against anything bo
tangible even ns a strong current of air,
'Then, when all the rest hud gone, the
mother in whoso eyes now dwelt thnt new
light hitherto unknown within their doptbs,
would gather up "'ith a confident grasp thc
little thing lhat was all in ull to them both,
and won hi insist upon calling the father's
attention, for the four hundredth and odd
lime, to the many and fust inultiplying
beauties of the little creature and would
then be highly indignant if lio did not repeat twenty times iii succession the admission that he wus confident that' it was the
most beautiful and wonderful baby the world
bud ever produced. Sho would catch lhe
infant up to her bosom ami kiss its little
faeo until it scarcely had a fair chance to
breathe, und theu Bhe would lay it down
igain and, moving slightly away, feast her
>ycs upou tiie litt'o one's varied charms
when shrouded in tho heightened ouchant-
ment borrowed from distance.
It ,vas a common enough sort of a baby
fler all, but then il wns their baby, nnd
fiey thought there had never been a baby iu
lhe world thnt could boast one-half the
charms that were embodied iu the lit lie piece
of humanity they called their own. There
might be many babies who could tip thi
beam of the grocer's scales a pound or two
more than theirs, nnd there might bo a
thousand parents who thought they had
babies moro beautiful than thls.littlo fellow,
but this mother ami father were not yet
ready to admit the possibility ofthe up.
proximate correclneas, even, of such a line
of reasoning. This wan their baby, llieir
only baby, and it wns therefore the only
baby ou earth for them and, besides, il was
-their Vuleuline.
To ba itomfluib;>ro'l in the Home-
H isbctterto bosilent than to say unwise ot- unkind things.
D.j not boast of blrt.i- wealth, influential
friends or bodily prowess,
Link at those who add/ess yon ; but in
speaking to others do not stare at thetn.
Romeinber that a servant is a man or a
woman, mil will appreoiats treatment
as auch.
A compliment, to bn appreciated by any
sensible parsou, must lu prompted by sincerity,
Never urge   another   to do  anything
against his (lustre, unless there ia   danger
before him.
Never ontor an nptrtment o icupiod by
another person, except the common  rooms
of a dwelling, without knocking,
Lilies should pna through a door first,
but a gentleman is to piece.le iu  going up
a lairs.
Do not constantly refer to experiences or
honorable positions which may have been
Always give preference to elders, visitors, those of  superior  position  and  tllOSO
who aro weak or ill.
Do not forget a kind word to ench member of the family on parting ut night, or n
pleasant greeting ou meeting in the morn*
. Do not deprecate the gift which you give,
nor laud immediately lhat which is received ; in each case it is tbo sentiment which
prompts thc offering that is vastly moro
precious than what ia offered.
A gentleman never Indulges in winks or
grimaces when talking with another, does
not talk "shop" or business outside of business hours ; never laughs at his own jokes,
or at coarseness, profanity or indelicacy
from otheie ; never intentionally wounds tho
feelings of another, or brings a blush to tho
cheek of modesty.
f    .Seven days later the scoffer was iiitro.luc-
i ed to a group of articles which she failed
' tn recognize.
j " Brick No. I," Bald the showwoman
proudly, " is n paperweight. I never had a
more satisfactory one." The largest surfaced ot iho brick wore painted dark blue.
onoof them forming u background for a
spray <>f delioate white dowers, The sides
were left the orginul color, und the whole
wus covered with a coat of transparent
varnish, through which the blue showed like
enamel nnd which would keep il clean,
" It stays put," explained the decorator,
" and that is what one wants iu n paperweight."
Brick No. 2 was not very pretentious. It
was covered neatly with carpet, with a
loop of braid at one corner for a handle.
"I have that behind the door to keep it
from striking against the wall. Lilte il
better than a knob out from the wall.
It's useful, too, to keep tbo door open or
half open, or as I want it. You know
everybody leaves the door open in winter,
and thoy just as surely shut it in summer."
No. 3 looked liko a glorified copy of Xo.
2. It was covered wilh velvet and adorned
with a big bow of ribbon (at which the
scoffer smiled) and had loops of ribbon for
handles, "This is n ribbon weight, You
know the best way to keep ribbons nice,
the children's hair ribbon for instance, is to
fold them up and put them under a weight,
One generally puts them under thu pincushion, but that's makeshift. This makes
u capital   press for   ribbons aud for gau/.e
tils us Well."
Brick No, 1 formed the foundation for n
pin and needle cushion for the sowing table,
too heavy to bn mislaid or taken elsewhere.
And brick No, 5? Well, she confessed
that bad been lett in its unadorned simplicity. It Was intended to be heated ami
wrapped iu flannel and to serve as a bedfellow for cold feet.
Among the Cooks-
Ham Toast.-One pint of milk, one full
teaspoonful of llour, half oup of chopped
hum, four slices of buttered toast. Boil the
milk nnd thicken It with tho Hour. Add
the ham, boil threo minute, take from the
fire and ndd the beaten egg, stir well nnd
pour over the tonst on a hot platter. This
is a nice dish, when thero is only the remnant of a ham in tho bouse, or it is uico for
an emergency dish, silica it eiu bo made
front canned hum.
Molasses Cake.���One cup of butter or
other shortening, two cups sugar, onc cup
molasses, one cup sour milk, one tenapoon-
ful ginger, ono fcaspooiiful cloves, one teaspoonful soda, four and ono half cups of
Hour, three ct-gs. Stir butter, sugar, molasses and spices together, then add tho soda
dissolved in the milk, then the Hour, lastly
the milk. This ia very excellent molasses
cuke, but the quantities given make a very
largo ctiko, bo that for a small family it will
be necessary to divide the (luuntitics.
Gingerbread,���One cupful of sour cream,
onc cupful of molasses, pinch of salt, tcn-
apoonful Bodu, two teaspoonfuls of mixed
spices (cinnmnou, ginger and ullspice), flour
to make a batter which will fall readily
from the spoon.
A Rial! RotY-POLY.���To one quart of
water, two cups of granulated sugar odd
any flavoring preferred nnd lot it boil until
it forms u syrup. Make a doui*h of u pint
of flour, pinch of salt, tablespoon fill lard,
two teaspoonfuls baking powder. Mix with
swoet milk or water. Roll out thin nnd
apread with cooked fruit ofany kind ; roll
up into a roll, pinching the ends so as to
retain the fruit, Lay llie pudding carefully
in the hot syrup, basting it witii it nmi
place it nt once iu u hot oven lo bake. Haste
often. It will pull' up and fill tho dish.
Serve t io sauce about tho roll.
Fried Motion Chops.���-Tho custom of
frying mutton chops, so common in many
houses, cannot be too strongly condemned,
says Marin Parloa in Good Housekeeping
Many Housekeepers make the plea that the
fat, dripping from the chops, blazos up nnd
blackens thom. If nil tho draughts bo
opened and the chops be fastened between
the two patta of llie double broiler and
turned constantly whilo cooking, they will
(tome to the table unsmoked und handsomely browned, They must be served at once
ou hot plates.
-.iv Tliouinnii LUttthotties in tn.; World,
MO'.'olTlniii ttiAiiicrl-'ii.
The lighthouses of the worldare in round
numbers 6,000, with about 2sq lightships,
Of these Europe bus 3,s*HH): North A-aerice,
1,329; Asia, -47*;: Oceanian, 319; Africa,
���_'lL); .South America, Hill; and VVes,t Indies,
lUli. Tho coasts of the United States ure
illuminated by 802 lights, distributed ns
follows : Atlantic coast, -HIT jGulfonast, 7!*;
Pacific coast, 33] and the North-western
lakes, IIS. Of these lights thirty-two are
iisplaycd from lightships, nearly all of
which are on tho Atlantic const. The most
famous lighthouse of which history gives
any record was the lighthouse of i'haros,
on the eastern end of the island of that
name in llie Hay of Alexandria, It. was begun by Ptolemy Soter, aud was finished by
his successor, Philadetphus, It is said to
have been -Hill feethii-h and to haveCOSt800
talents, equivalent to$l,2-t0,000.
The oldest lighthouse iu the world ia at
Coruunn, Spain. It was built in the reign
of tho Emperor Trajan, and tn 1031 was reconstructed. Kugiand ami France have
towers erected hy their Roman conquerors
which were used as lighthouses, Com rusting them with the light towers which have
heen built for the benefit of commerce, we
ihnt tlio art of building has lost nothing
with the lapse ol time. The groat improvement of the later towers over their predecessors i- that (he StOUCS of each COUWO are
now dovetailed together laterally and vertically.    Formerly metal und wooden  pins
were used, or dependoUOO placed entirely
iu cement. The modern method was first
used ni the Hanoifl Ruck light, on Guernsey, On the upper face nnd at oneh end of
one block are dovetailed projections, and on
the under fuco und ut tin.- other end ure
iovotalied Indentations, The upper and
under ilovclailca fall into ench other, und
when the hydraulic cement is placed on the
surface it so locks the dovetailing lhat the
stones can not be separated without breaking. So when the cement Is set and hardened the whole of the base is literally one
solid mass of granite,
Stormy Ntaht's, unci- ills toils Hardly n
Ma|*|�� One.
In the windy, bleak nights when the rain
falls in torrents or the snow, flying
clouds seems to cut asunder all lhat comes
before it, that cowboy bus the greatest oil
staclcs to overcome. These are the nights
when a sudden stampede might destroy nil
the rounding-up work of weeks preceding.
Mounted on his best bronco the cowboy
rides out to his post on the outskirts of the
gathered herd, miles away, perhaps, from
thc camp. As tho wind whistles in hoarse
cadence along the aurface of the ground and
through the sagebrush, his dull chant lloatB
over to tho uneasy herd. A few steers made
restless by the cold Blurt to wander away
from the gathering place, nnd through the
blackness of the night the cowboy sees the;
moving forniB, Without ceasing tho song
ho moves gently past thom and they art
turned back to the thousands they havo ill.
tempted to leave. Once in u while a steer
escapes, lo return again ut break of day,
but the general stampede seldom happens,
Rut wheu n stampede does occur the
cowboy's nerve is tried to tho utmost
"MiMiug" a stampede is one ofthe most
dangerous operations that a oowboy has to
endure. To mill the cattle is get them
going in a circle nud letting them run thom-
selves down. A frightened herd of Bovoral
thousand will run ovcro train or anything.
The only way to stop them is for eomo bold
fellow to mount a horse nnd ride around
the herd, nnd by constant cuts of the loriat
or squirt get the lenders turned. He must
follow close after tho leaders und not mind
those in the rear. Thoy will follow, lint
it is certain death if he is unhorsed or his
jinny stumbles. Thefrlghtouod herd won!
trample htm to death iu a moment. A
cowboy once told mo that ho was trying l
mill a slampodo one very dark nlgnti He
was almost at the leaders when bis horse
slopped. Ho hud raised his Bplirs t'i plunge
them into his pony's flanks when a Hash of
lightulng showed him that he wus on the
verge of a precipice eomo "21)0 feet high
He said ho went back lo camp sick nud it
was a week   before ho  ei uld  lake  to  tin
Cm Woiian'ti Day.
The following, from an exchange, is certainly worth reproducing hero :
I tun just a plain woman, keeping house
in my own home, wilh a family consisting
of my husband, a 5-year-old boy, a girl of
11, and a boy away at school most of the
But I want to write nnd toll you what 1
did last Sunday���just to bco if I may no:
be classed with the busy women,
Cot up nt 7 o'clock to cull tbo cook ��� did
not go back to bed because the baby woke
up coughing.
Mixed fur breakfast a certain kind of rolls
iny husband always wants Sunday mornings.
Buttered the baby's bread, prepared two
or throe dishes of oatmeal aud milk, cut up
meat into mouthfuls, poured coffee and was
pleasant all through breakfast, getting
through in time to got my 11-year-old ready
fur it o'clock Sunday school; gave the baby
a bath, went to my room, locked the door
and sowed on two buttons.
Prepared a duck for roasting,gathered up
tho family wash ; searched for and found a
missing pipe ; straightened up sitting-room,
and said "Yes, dear," every timo my husband asked me to look for something mislaid ; played blocks with baby ��� helped unravel tbo plizzlo In your child's page;
punished the baby lor teasing the family
dog, uml wrote a cheerful, moral letter to
my boy at school.
Presided ovor the luncheon table. En tor-
taincd Iwo of my husband's friends while
iny husband was shaving. Sang to tho baby
uu hour, Planned my little girl's winter
SUlt wltllolistening to my husband reading
aloud, und kept the baby quiet by cutting
ont papor dolls for him.
Took a grease spot out of my cout.slruighl-
cued ft piolure frame, stalled tomatoes for
dinner the way my husband's mothcrnlways
BtutTod them, curled my hair, put on a
pretly dinner gown, und just ns the girl
announced dinner welcomed two unexpected irii.'-'i.i with eltusioii.
Was charming at dinner table, kept sugar
bowl out of baby's leach, nnd kept his plate
supplied with cut-up food.
Gave girl directions for breakfast; admonished her not to be Inter than I" o'clock
ou her Sunday evening out trip, Ugh tod llie
grale lire, touched oil lhe candles in the
candlesticks, put a rose in my husband's
buttonhole, nnd smiled sweetly ull thu even
Ing upon callers who knew wo wero "al
homo' Sundays.
Encouraged an admiring girl friend to go
to housekeeping us soon as married.
Told her it was really untiling ut ull to
"do one's own work," in a modern flat with
tho assistance of one servant.
Detected symptoms of grip iu mv little
girl, and gave her some quinine Covered
lip the baby. Saw that the lights were put
out and the doors locked. Kissed everybody
good-night and dropped Into bod at 11.15.
Sad I-iii's-fitM* Han uii', was tbe Discoverer
or sicum Power,
There lived in Kbmandy; where ho was
bran, iu lf-70, a man named Solouian Cults.
He was uu engineer and architect, nnd had
held several important positions. He wrote
a great many scientific works and papers,
it which, however, iionneicul- much notice
during bis life, says invention, uud finally
was seized with an idea which made his
friends and relatives fear that he was mad,
rUler pestering the king and the cardinal at
Paris, be was ordered to be taken to Ificetre
the mad house���and there shut up. This
WOS dene. They bad just ono way With mad
people in those -lays. They shut ihem in
iron cages ond fed them through the bars
like wild beasts, They did this to Solomon
Caus,   Per a lout' time ho stood behind
those bars all day und  called  to those who
would listen, and to them repeated the
Btory i*c bud told the oardinal, Ho became
the jest of the place. Some of them even
jraVO him wilting materials, and then, amid
the misery of bis surroiudings, he wrote
iown his ideas and amused his jailers so
much the more. However, it could not be
long before such n life, auch surroundings,
Would Shatter nny bruin, lu time Solomon
Caus was us mad as every one believed hini.
It was in 102-1 that an English nobleman,
Lord Worcester, went to Paris and visited
Utcetre. Aa bo wus passing tbiough the
groat court, accompanied Iiy I lie keeper, a
hidOOUS face with mailed beard nnd hair appeared al the grating and a voice shrieked
wildly : "Slop 1 stop I 1 uui not mud. 1
ii shut up hero most unjustly, I have
ado an invention which would enrich a
'tintry that adopted it." "What dyes bo
speak of?" tho marquis asked his guide,
"Oh, that is his madness," said the man
laughing. "That is a man called Solomon
Caus, Hois from Norman ly. lie believes
that by the use of the steam of boiling water
he can make shins go over the ocean and
Carriages travel by land���in fast, do all sorts
of wonder ful things. Ho has even written
a book about itwhtoh l can show you."
Lord Worcester usked for thc book, glanced
over it, and desired Io be conducted to the
cell ol the writer, When be returned the
man had been weeping. "The poor man is
certainly mad now," bo said, "but when
you imprisoned him here hu was the greatest genius of tlio nge. He lias certainly
made a vory great discovery." After this
Lord Worcester made many efforts to
procure the liberation of the man, who
doubtless would havo been restored to
reason by freedom and ordinary fur-
roundingB, but in vain; llie cardinal was against him, and his English friends begun to fancy that he hinisel
had lost liis senses, for ono wrote to an
other: " My lord is remarkable for nevo
being satisfied with any explanations which
arc given him, but always wanting lo know
for himself, although he BOOmS to pierce to
tbe very center of a speaker's thoughts with
his big blue eyes that never leave theirs.
At a visit to Bioetre he thought ho had discovered n genius in a madman, who declarca
he would travel the world over with a keltic
of boiling water. He desired to carry him
away to London that ho might listen to bis
extravagances from morning till night, nnd
would, I think, if the maiiiiae had not been
actually raving and chained to the wall."
Thus in Blcotre died tho man to whom,
after his works were published, many people
[juve tho credit of being tho discoverer of
Btenm.powor and it is said that from tho
manuscript written in his prison Lord Worcester gathered tho idea ofa maohine spoken
of as n " water-commanding engine," which
he afterward invented. Historians have
denied that Cans died In prison, but there
exisia a letter written by Marlon de Lormo,
who was with Lord Worcester at the timo
of his interview with Cans, which establishes the fact beyond doubt.
Wild Dog*
The whole tribe of wild dogs which, in
closely allied forms, are to be found iu tho
wildest jungles nud woods of Asia, from tlio
Himalaya to Ceylon, nnd from China to the
Taurus���unless the "golden wolves" of thc
Roman Empire arc now extinct iu the forest
of Asia minor���show un individual and corporate courage whioh entitles them to a high
placo umong tho most daring of wild creatures. The "red dogs," to give then: their
most charuoteristio name, nro neither large
iu size nor dr. they assemble in large packs.
Those which have been from lime to tune
measured and described semi to average
some threo feet in length from thc nose to tho
root f.F the tail. The pack seldom numbers
moro than nine or ten yet there is sufficient
evidence that tbey aie willing and ablo lo
destroy any oroaturo lhat inhabltB tho jungle except the adult elephant and perhaps
rhinoceros, creatures whose groat size and
leathery hide make tliein almost invulnerable by Blioh enemies ns dogs;
The quality of courage possessed by the
hunting-dogs nppearsln a marked difference
of habit from that notioeablefn all other
carnivorous boasts, Ah a rule, each ferocious animal has its natural und favorite prey, which may vary in different locoli-
ties,hilt is in each ease the eusicst and most
profitable victim.    Tigers, for instance, aro
cattle-slayers or deer-killers, just as cattle
or deer happen to be most abundant in their
di.strict. Leopards prey on goats, sheep,
und when they can get thom, on tame dogs j
wolves, on sheep and oat tie ; stoats, on rabbits nud bares ; wcasela, on rats and mice.
But though the jungles which they visit
abound in defenceless animals, ihe will dog
docs not limit his attacks to these. The
packs deliberately pursue nud destroy both
the black and Himalayan bears and  tbo
Submarine Eruption..
Volcanic eruptions are very common at
the bottom of tho ocean. During the past
century crews of vessols have frequently reported seeing sulphurous Bmoke, llamea nnd
jets of stea ii rising out of the mid-Atlantic.
Dr. Darwin and other scientists have expressed tho opinion that nu archipelago la
in process of formation hithomiduleof that
great watery expanse, It would be difficult to estimate tot; highly tho political mid
commercial importance whioh u gti��'"p of
Islands might acquire if in the iiexl20Mot
.'1000 years they should rise between Si.
Helena and Ascension, Tiie Atlantic i!-
already dotted witb islands whioll are, like
the Bermudas, simply the green tops of
volcanic peaks rising precipitously from 'be
floor of the sea nud protecting above the
surface. Many aiich mountains there are
which uro unknown because tlioy aro nol
lull enough to emerge out of the water,
There is a drowned mountain nf this sort
not far from thfl coast of California. Though
it is two miles high, the waves flow a mils
above it.
However, tho Pacific is the great region of
volcanic islands. The southern part of thai
ocean in one vast archipelago, mainly of
lava. Some of tho isles arc of peculiar form,
being in tho ehapo of rings surrounding
bodies of water.     Thu biggest of   these i   . ..    .. ,    -      .        ,   .
atolls," as thoy ���ro otA   is tint of ]"*"'","u"'"'��' ?���������"��� "".""'f ""T
.     J ..      i   -i .V. /,..- .-���..��� I in which ouo carnivorous species deliberate-
Hogolen, at the east end of the Carolim
group. It ia a strip of laud from live io
eight miles wide, and in form of a circle,
Varied by bills and valleys, and covered
with tropical vegetation. It incloses o. body
of water on whoso broad expanse all then av-
ies of Iho world niigbtrido together at safe
anchorage. Tliese atolls nro an Important
feature of the geological formation in thut
part of tbo world. Thoy uro scattered nil
over the great watery waste of tin South
Sea, looking lilcu   the  last  outpoints  of   u
sunken continent, At ono time ihey wero
ordinary islands, with mountainous centers,
but in each caso iho central portion bus
sunk, leaving tho fringe ol eolldcoral reefs
built by patient polyps. Thoro nro usually
from "no to four (loop-water entrances,
through whioh ships can reach snug harbors in l:ud weather.
Sho Ota-n't Help It��
Misleading statements have been printed
concerning Lady Henry Somerset's ownership of licensed shops and inns where Intox*
icatlng liquors were
h Tale of Brinks-
Five clean, new, perfectly plain brick
Iny on the lloor, nud the girl who had
brought tliein in surveyed ihem with approval.
"J suppose," said tho scoffer,  "you nre
going to wind them wilh ri''
them oil lhe pirlor table."
A Capital Excuse-
Grocer, to his Shopman l " 1'olcr, T owe
about three hundred pounds,"
" Yes, sir."
" 1 have two hundred pounds In tho safe,
but tho shop is empty; I think it ia the right
moment lo fail."
"Thais just what I think."
"But I want u plausible protest for my
creditors. Vou have plenty of bruins; think
the matter over to-night, and let ire know
in the morning."
The clerk promised to think it carefully
over.    On entering llie ahoptho next ni
.... , monov none, and in its place u nolo  which
" iNot exactly,  but come around a woek   r[.n ftiJ follows t "I have taken the two htm-
'  died pounds, nnd nm oil" to America.   It is
  ������un give   yonr cteili-
from to-day und see those bricks, and yot
wish you   had thom.   They  uro all to bo  f-^i,^ wciwryou
tisetul. and somo of them oranamental," ... ��
    ....     sold,   Which   seemed
rnther Inconsistent with her zeal in tlm torn
It is now Hume 111 years
since Lady Somerset inherited her father's
property, and though she has closed  eight
of tho licensed houses at the expiration of
tbo leases, sevoral other landlords still bold
ground leases which have not as yet expired, with tbo licenses of which Lady Henry
has no right to interfere.
" His Intentions Wore Amicable-
When II. I*'. Korny, iho painter of Indians, was traveling in Montana a low years
ago, be met the most familiar waiter iu the
world. He was siuing at tho htoakfost
tabic in a mountain hotel, waiting for some
ono to come and take his order. He felt u
jnr, and then u heavy weight resting upon
bis ehouldors, He looked around and found
loaning upon and over him a hugo, boarded
mun, in aurood-briminedhat, ami with two
revolvers sticking In his belt.
" Well, old lioss, whall ye have':" said
the man in a friendly voice,
" Who arc you?" said Corny.
"Me!" said the man. " I'm tho waiter.
Hard Hit.
SIjc���Muudc'i Oh, she's onoof the friends
of my youth.
^^^^ rale-
ly sets itself lu hunt down ami deslro/ un-
othor, From thoir rarity, iho uninhabited
nature of the jungles which tbey haunt, and
their habit of hunting at night���whioh a
probable suggestion makes tho basis of the
early legends of the demon hunter and the
" ll-lleqiiiii " at u time when tbo " rod
dogs" still remained In ISuropO���observations of their hnbilsaro rare,
ll.it lhe general belief of the wild tribes
of India ih borne out by two stories told by
('ol. Baldwin of their attacking tlio bear uml
the tiger, which put tbo fact twyoiir) doubt.
A bear wns found by an English olliccr
standing ut buy before the  dog's,    lie had
killed one ; but his hide and bony wore torn
hi Strips by the bites of the pack, lu tbo
other en-e, ihe fresh bones of tho li-i-rwero
found, from which tho'ficsh was oaten j ono
paw slill remained whole, uml clone by lay
the froshlyjltllloil bodies of three wild dogs,
which had fallen in lhe light. Kemember-
ing nol only tho Strength uml activity of
tha tiger, but the astonishing pluck with
which, oven when wounded, it will constantly charge n lino of olephutils, und endeavor lo scale the howdah���which is, in
fact, a fort with an armed garrison���it is
liiilieult lo overestimate tho courage of iho
wild dogs in Hireling und destroying such
un antagonist. Wo think it extremelyprob-
able that future observations of tho courage of the wild dog may justify n statement
once mado, perhaps without sufficient evidence, that they have "an inherent hostility to the larger felinn*, and are incessantly
in the watch to destroy their whelps, so
that the species aie the instrument by which
Nature keeps down the superabundant
increase of the great felinn* of the wider-
A Hopeless* Oaso.
Frffhk���Do you know how I can cure May
of loving lii'e 1
Brllo No, H sho loves you her case is
plainly hopolcSB,
The Halo Didn't Fit-
First Commuter���-They've doubled lhe
number of nfternoon trains ; that's good I
Second Commuter���l don't know���it
doubles the chances of missing u train, you
It is astonishing how Boon ihe whole conscience begins lo unravel if h single stitch
drr.pl i ono single sin indulged in makes a
He���-I didn't lake her to bora old as that | hole yon could put your bead through, THE WEEKLY NEWS MAR, 29, ,893.
THU WEEKLY HEWS jAN 0LD pboomeadhl
Published  By M. Whitney &
Son.   Every Wednesday.
Courtenay, B. C.
IN    40VANCE.
Six Months	
SinV-lo ropy    	
One inch per yonr, $
week, per line      	
Local notices, por lino 	
1! ft)
Notices   nf Mirths,   Marriages
Deaths, 50 cenls each insertion,
No Advortisirtcnl inserted f��r less
50 cents.
Wntaitay, Mar.29,1893
Some    Queries.
All over western Cnnuda the Post Office Department i* establishing continue -
Iv now post otliccs. This Indicate*- in a
general way the progress of development
and the disposition ofthe Department to
accommodate as fur .as practicable thc
new scltleinents-ncvcrthcless it is obscr.*-
able that .'here arc glaring inconsistences
in iu action. In one instance a post office is established where nol a baker's
dozen of people are to be accommodated,
nnd refused in another, when; fifty families would be greatly convcnicnccd,What
is the reason of this? Is it because thc
favorable recommendation of, say Mr.
Corbould, is more potential than that of
Mic late Mr.Gordon, or is it because tbe
Post Office Inspector is partial .uul unfair
in his report? Why dues the latter officer send out his blanks when Courtenay
asks for a post office to residents of a
neighboring and rival section, to be filled
up for his information and guidance?
Why do wc see a place struggling from
one to two years for a post office, and obtaining it ihcn when the conditions have
iu no way changed? We know of cases
where this delay has nccured, where the
need for postal facIHtes had not increased
but was yet urgent. Thc people had been
clamorous, but their wishes had 'jeen ignored. The final establish men 1 nf a post
ulViCe was a confession of error which
should not have been committed Such
instances arc unfortunately not rare. If
a place is entitled to a pOht office, tthy
should there be so much red tape and ex*
asperating delay? It is surely bad policy
to drive those who arc disponed to be
friendly into a positon of hostility. Why
should the people of Courtenay be kept
waiting, month after month, with no further satisfaction than what may be derived from tiie assurance that ihc matter
��ill receive tiuc consideration. A village
which has its hotels, stores, sawmill.shops
and newspaper oughtn't to have to ask
for the second time for .1 post office. The
postal authorities would naturally be expected to understand that any place where
a newspaper was regulary published had
sufficiently established its right to mail
n< commodations,
Editorial Notes.
The proposal to spend a very large
s'lin in the erection of new government
buildings at Vctoriais naturally provoking more or loss criticism. While we
are among those who think that tbe revenue as far as practicable should be spent
in developing the country, building roads,
bridges and wharves where needed, nevertheless we can understand that if new
buildings are required* that the plan for
them should be adopted now, so that
when thc same are completed, will make
a harmonious whole, having a unity of
design and purpose. Neither do we believe that the buildings after thev are com
menced should be unnecessarily delayed
involving as that would loss of use, and
increased cost, It would seem wisest to
borrow the Vioney necessary, aiul provide
for the payment during a term of years,
so as nol to occasion too large an
incursion for ibis purpose, into the
general revenue of any one year. In
this way 1 he other Interests would
not be seriously affected. The buildings to be creeled should lie subslan-
lial, symmetrical, thoroughly adapted
lo the needs of tho service, and of
course In design and finish,worthy ofthe
Province, but beyond this not a dollar
should be exuended.
The Redistribution Hill is thc next important nicasui'e to come before the Legislature. We observe that night sessions
arc now being held, and that there is ��
disposition io crowd matters; and we
< annot but feci that considering the great
difficulties involved in a measure of this
kind, and tbe need of all the light that
can be thrown upon the subject by discussion, that it would be better to intro-
ducc the Hill it this session, obtain ihc
iews of the members and the country upon it.biit make no attempt to pass
'i until thc next session, at which time
such ammendments as might be needed, If any. to make it more perfect,
should be adopted.
IIi> It--*-,-'-11-roof In 341 Lans-nig*-* nil Dlft-
Uet-h y��| ii* <j��u Only ����i iW-��k -h��
TclU    lutrresUit-g    FarU     Cuucnrnlug
A mofit interesting Illustration of the
marvellous capacity of thu human brain
is found in the person of au employe of
a publishing house in this city. His
dtiti'*** consist of proof reading in 242
languages and dialects.
At tho Bible Housi* on Fourth avenue
the American Bible Society employs as
proof render Mr. J. Emery McLean. He
�� a native of Canada nearly 80 years of
ago, quite 6 feet 2 inches In statare, and
has been a resident of New York about
four yearn. Aside from his trying task
as proof-render, he hu found cousidtira-
blu time to devote to literary work,
-which, during the life of the late Count
Norriokow, Hussian exile, included tha
correct "Englishing" uf the Count's
translations of Russinn works, and since
tbe demise of the nobleman, Mr. McLean
hits aided the Counteas Ella Xorriakow
*(��� louie extent in her labors.
Mr. McLenn's functions as a proof*
roader cover tho final revision of tho
proofs of the Holy Scriptures as
printed and circulated' by the socioty,
tbe languages nnd dialects (3-13 in number) thnt he handles luring designated
nndor theso heads: British Isles, 1 to 6;
Continent of Europe, 7 to 58; Asia, 09
tolSD; the Islands, 163 to 1-35; Africa, 180
to 217; American continent, 218 to 242.
For a fact, in many cases, tho specimens
of proofs show tne different alphabets or
characters which tbe people nse. The
Turkish version, for example, is prepared
fur Moslems in tho Arabic letter, but for
Armoniuns nn entirely different form is
needed, and for Greeks yet another;
thus, making due allowance for repetitious, the specimens (242) actually represent about 21!) languages and dialects.
After taking into account the wonder-
fnl vereatalitj of brain necessary to cope
with the almost endless number of words
and characters in these lnngunges, per-
hnps thc strangest feature of this remarkable gift is the fact that Mr McLean is not a linguist���does not converse
in any language but English, nor does
he understand any other, his work being
dune purely through his powor of embracing form nt sight.
Take, for illustration, John III., 18:
"For God so lovod the world that he
gave His only begotten Son, thnt whosoever belie vet h in Him should not perish,
but have everlasting lifo."
Thia in Dutch reads: "Want alzoo
li��f hi-oft God do wereld glial), dat hij
���zijui-n eenig-geboreu' Zoon gogven beeft���
opdat eon iugclijk, die in hem gelooft,
met verdorve, naar hot eonwigo leven
Tho Maori (Now Zealand) version is
this: "Na, koia uno to aroha o to Atua
ki to no. honiai una e ia tana Tumaiti ko
tahl, kia kahore ai e mate to tanguta e
wukapone una ki a ia. engarikiawhiwk.
ai ki to oranga tumitunga."
The Man-dingo (West Africa) reads
thus: "Katuko Alia ye dunya kannu
nyinuymn, nn ading whulukilering dj,
meiisating moamo tnon lata ala, ate
tinyala, burrt oai bala aliadaring sot to."
This is Muskokee (North American
Indian): "Hasaketomese ekouv vnokeco
mahct amoko. Eppuee homktise bee-
kuecote emotes, mon estimot oh okosa-
miit estemorkokot, uomis kesuketo
vukuosekon ocoren."
In addition thore are scores of specimens made up of characters or letters
peculiar to the Burinon, tho Bghai-
kuron, the Powkureu, tho Tibetan, the
Pegues-9, the Chinese. thoGujerati, &c,
and, most difficult of all to read by form
and sight the Marathi (Modi) and the
Tulu (west of tho Mysore.)
In an interview relntivo to his labors
Mr. McLean gave some vory interesting
"I find," said ho, "that tho work tells
upon ine severely and seriously at
times. I have experienced spoils* thut
almost verge upon norvous prostration from thi) .effect of continuous application to proof reading, and
when I foul the sjicll coming on I am
obliged to cease work entirely and rest.
No, Idoiiot undorstaiidaiiy language but
the English. For instance, if I am reading
a proof in Koordish or Arabic, I road by
comparison that is, I have tho original
bofore me, nnd correct the orrors in the
proof by form, and thnt entails tho
greatest possible exhaustion. I mention
the Arabic for tho reusou thut that is
one of the most trying forms of proof
to road. Look at this page. To nn inexperienced eye it resembles an intoxicated series of pothooks, short-hand characters, and fly specks. The Georgian,
as you see here, is full of crabs, claws
and cork-screws; tho ancient nnd modern
Armenian are each a cross between the
razzle-dazzle and theta-ra-ra-boom-de ay
dances. Tho Snnskirt resembles a Monday's washing bung on lines to dry-
big clothos, little clothes, pinafores, all
kinds of cloths; so does the Punjabi or
Sikh, the Gondi (Central India), the
Marathi, and several others, only each
line appears to bo burdened with different
stylet* of garments. The Siamese makes
my head swim until I can hoar tho rafters knocking one another, and tho Bur-
man looks like row upon row of o's aud
e's coining in nt 5 a.m. after a rapid
night out with the boys. Tho Chinese,
Japanese, and Calmtic or Western Mongolian havo becomo moro or less familiar to us all in books, but the sight of
the Cblppowayan always made mo feel
aa if I needed a new sot of jaws."���Now
VorK bias
Doubtless ihe Provincial (Government'
may properly aid a private company in
an enterprise like a smelter, tor the purpose of developing the natural recounts
of tbe Province, bui it should only do so
when the planl is located in the neighbor
hood of the natural products,
A hot Iter North I'wln Nil limit h.
Tho perils to which arctic explorers
uro exposed aro enumerated in a recent
article on Dr. Nauson's polar expedition,
nnd among thu suggestions, made with
a view of maintaining communication
with tho outsido world whon the exploring party is in winter quarters, is
ono which boars tho stamp of novelty,
one writer, while promising that tho
breeding quarters of tho knot aro as yot
absolutely unknown, rives reasons for
supposing that thoy will be found somewhere within the mystic Arctic circle,
and that there tho intrepid explorer will
encounter them. As these birds habitually visit tho east coast of England,
whore they are shot in largo numbers in
tho autumn, it is suggested that thoy be
employed as messengers of communications betwoeu the ice bound travellers
and tho civilized world. Tho ingenious
originator of this idea proposes that a
number of these birds should be caught
and marked in some way that would attract tho attention of tho sportsmen and
intrusted with missives, after the method
adopted with carrier pigeons. The expedition in question is apparently the
best designed attempt that has yet been
known to reach the unknown arctic.region, and it is the general impression
that if over the north pole ia to.be won
it is now. Nansen's scheme is not to
force its way throngh the ice in the
manner hitherto attempted, but to place
his little vessel in such a position that
tho ice shall carry him to his destination.
He believes that the currents of the aro-
Uo seas set from the Siberian islands
acrn-w to Greenland by the way of the
north pole. His idea, therefore, is a
simple one. He will run his ship into
tho ice and drift with It in the proper
direction.--Chicago News.
���    A  N   1)    ���
"""Psed        Stable
���H -}-
All  Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses and   Rigs  for  Hire at
All   Times
Saw Mill
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed I'ine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
sour mM~m\w"
0 0
'J Norman   McLeod ��
0 u
0     The   justly    celebrated u
0  Clydesdale,     will    trav I ,,
0 through  the District  this 0
0 b u
0 season. 0
�� R. Grant & LMounce,0
0 Props. Union, B. C o
For  Sale
At  Cairn-' Octagons! F��rm House,
S*,.,-t   curril   Ihcon,   Hani*,    K^gs,
Poultry,   Potatoes, Purstiiijs,   Onions
C-rrols, Oiiblf-gt', anil
Print* reasonable, delivered or other-
Tlm*. Cairn-.
Nanaimo   Saw  Mid
������ and ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Iluslniii, l-roji. Mill Hi., POIkiil*., Tol. 1-9
Nanaimo 11 C.
A complete stock of Kouuli nnd Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Winds. Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood fin i--hilly luinUhed
Cedar, White Pine, Redwood. ���
All orders accompanied nithCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer KSlell
Harbor and outside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importor,  Wholesale
and  Betuil  Boater    in
J3JT Largest Estub'tthment of its kind,
31*14 Curd'A-a St.      Vanrouyeri    U; C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
I**"*-* USiJF.KTAKF.R.
Courtenay B, C,
Dr W J Curry
( l) K N T I S T . )
Green's lllnck���near Post Office���Nahai-I        ���.,,   ,.,,..,,.   m���t.
ba   Any number of tcetl, removal;        "'"' ('""IS   ,,loik'
without piin and without the use of,
Kther or Chloroform.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
Nanaimo, B. C.
Til 1st MARCH.
We Continue Our Sale Until End of February
JtJL   0ur Spring Ooode will arrive Early ia March.
We make a speciality of Millinery. Jackets and Dry   Goods   and   this
season's atylea and patterns surpass anything: ever showed before in   Nanaimo
Commercial Street Nanaimo B, C.
Make It a Point! Know
For ihe last thirty years having bundled Silver Ware,  manufactured by tin-
Gt-lt-hratt-d Krnut of Hied and IW'oti���Kodgcrts tct4T*��� and Mt-ridni Ibitiuinia,
1  know tliein to be A I,    ESrT- ���" J'*w��lry, ('Im-kt*, Watclies, and   Spi-ciaclcf.,
I Show the L.ir��.'st Stock iu the city, AT HAUL) TIMES   PRICES.
Sp'-cul utifhti--ii givt-n to repiiiiiij* in ALL Hr-nchi-s of the Trud-1.
K^- Order-shy iniiil will bitv.i prompt Attention. J��%
M. E. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store.       Nanaimo B. C.
Vancouver furniture Warehouse,
Katntillahvd 1813-
KsUlilislict 1SI3-
���       Also Dosler In       ���
Nanaimo b. c.   p.**-*
Nanaimo Cigar Factory,
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
jjaston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. O.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigttres,
cmploying none but white labor.
Why purchjuc inferior fnreiyn cigars,
when you can obtain a superior ART1-
ci.r: for the same money?	
Eaper Raper & Co,
Booksellers,     Statiouers,
General  News   Agents.
Nanaimo. 11. C.
Nanaimo Machine forks
Mart J. Wenborn'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three arid four year ok!
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. O.
\V, E. Mc Canney Chemist,
Pur�� lj.ujjs Chi-iniuuls ami  Patent
Plljrslcnns   Prosrlutlons mid nil onion, tin <1
Willi vara curt rliHunlcll. I*, t). box Is
Geo. Bevilockway,
-'-    Red House    -'-
fjnmtnercial St.     =   Nanaimo. B. 0.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs.Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steal X
1, Entcherson
Ladner's Landing,
C. H.
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, H. C.
General Blacksmith ing, Horseshoeing
Cnrrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implements
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
��-ing Machines made to order on short
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manulacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specially
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Hox 598, No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Fraser ifcThomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stsge connects *ith all steamers at
Ibo Hay.
A'so do > general
Teaming Business
Orders maj b* left at the Cotirpma-'
Hotel! or this office.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
sSarsapnralla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Ilottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Peer and Porter
Agent fur Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B,  C.
7. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C.
I have some splc-vcted lots
for sale, botii buaoets mad re
Now is thc time io 5niy to
adtr'ntage befwrf. tibrc; Canada
VVestaia Railway reitAes hert*.
With the advent ct the ratl-
tvay, in atMkiciri l�� oSm; otht-r
cortce<!c<J advantages of thr
jilaci-, prions jsitiat nit.- verj
This warn is locu'K'A in the
midst of Ae iirgestjjgrV:i"tiir;i2
setdemeat aa Vancouver is-
laiit?. It is ��'itJiiii5C5; nsiles (If
Union Mines affomBrrg the farmers rf th*~ wiSey tlye very
Lest 1k5cok'. mirket, .ired is sit-
natrel sja rfllse wily highway
leiidirr^ tarn l5ae ��atoien>ent tn
t'he .mxe-cs. Tihe "uoiber iut,:r-
ests <sf sihss stKtMH ane most v.x
teru&we. ju.��i as*; an ��mj��rtai��
factor ia our progress.
The per ie:it of itn]ir<>i.'e-
meuM lifih/s town durit^ the
present year k gmeatef tha��
auty caber pjat-e *,te Coast
can Veast ��f, a��r5 tke .roardi of
iinpnrvetaeitt o�� stl! onward.
The prasjterity <af the tow-t
has for its farjiKilitiens, therefore large ntiueraj, agricuJturaL
and tinslfej- rccotuKes It may
also be sdeiee*. sSnat no section
furnislf's a better ficJJ fur the
sportsman. Fish and game
are aiways abuadamt ta^ our
hotels af the besj.
For particulars;  atMrestL
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[   Office at the bridge ]
COTJH,TElTA.-*tr  B.C.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
. Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
UrphartBros. Proprs. Comox B;tt


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