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Array G.A. lYcBa:*- Oo.
Seal Sttate Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
$��*&/ &f��*>
G. A. McBain * Co.
Real Estate Brokers
<*% Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. 48.
$2.00 PER YEAR
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
Boots,Shoes.Clothing and Gents Furnishings
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W. J. Young. P. F. Scharsohmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBACCO   .A-lsTD   OIC3-^E,S.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
         MANUFACTUBER OF        	
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
"        Citizens' Building Society,
 0 ��� 0 0
Capital          $5,000,000.00
Shares $1oo Each, payable 60 cents per month
 0 0	
A Local Co-operative Building, Loan and Savings A.aociation.
Organized and operated by business men of Nanaimo, elected by the Shareholders.
. Andrew Haslam, Esq., Mayor of Nanaimo, President;
C. H.   Stickles,   Manager E.   L Works,  Vice-President
A. R.'Johnston, Esq., Treasurer; Marcus Wolfe, Esq,, Secretary
C. H. Barker, Solictor.
Alderman E. Quennel; Alderman T. Dobeson; Wm. Patterson, Esq.
J. Foreman, Esq.; J. W. Stirtan, Esq.
Bankers��� The Bank of British Columbia, Nanaimo.
E*7*Subscripticn Books are now open and any information can be had by applying
to the Secretary, who will furnish copies of Prospectus and By- Laws.
MARCUS WOLFE, Secretary.
Agent at Union, Alex W. Frasei.**t*|4-"*3*Agent at Courtenay, P. W. Patterson.
to  buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster,Cordage and Cement
Victoria, B C
P 0 Box 88 8 E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
Wood L Miller
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit,
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Stylish Rigs at Reasonable Rates
Givethem a call.
A. 0. Fulton
Sandwick and U
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fresh Beef,Mutton,Veal, Pork
at Lowest Prices.
We Carry the Largest Stock
-of   -
General Merchandise
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress De.
partment. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
coi^rox, bo.
Importers �� Dealers in
Flour ft Feed Dry Oooda
Farm Produce Boots fS Shoes
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery ft Ola-aware Faint ft Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pimbgry & Oo.
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists   and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician # Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
Dr W J Curry
(l) E N T 1ST.)
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanai-
nio. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without thc use of
Ether or Chloroform.
LADIES! We have received a
new consignment of your favorite slippers.
Come and fit yourselves.
Duncan Bros.
Society    Cards
1.0. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0, 0. F., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Alex. Wi Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings at7-3o p. m. in thc old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting 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 Bitrd
K. R.S.
For Sale.
Five lots in Courtenay TownsitJ being
ots 68, 67, 65, 73, and 74 on Mill street
between Union and Alice streets, near
Courtenay bridge.
For particulars apply to Bruno Mellado, House 29, Union, B. C.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horses, 100 Sheep, and BO Oows
together with
2 Mowing Machines, 1 Steel Bolter
1 Ro.ning Machine, 1 Seed Bowor,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon,	
Title deeds can be seen In my possession.
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Coniox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's Block, Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday ��nd
Courtenay on Thursday.
Substantial  Reward!   for Those
Whose Answers are Correct.
Amanonr-oontoroda iirlson whero was con*
flnsd a condemwd criminal,  On niak.iitr a ro*
aimsLtobe foinliictt't into lho preHonco of tho
-it-mud man, tho visitor was infiiniuil that
none but relnttvos we*�� permitted to aee thc
{���risonor. Tho visitor Butp- "Brothers and lifers have I none, but thuttnan's (Lho prlsoncr'a)
father ismyfnthur'n (Km,"
He wan at onco taken to tho prisoner.   Now,
what relation wus the prisoner to the visitor!
The Agrlcultuml Publishing Company will
Slve f%A -rear for life to th'* person sending the
rat correct answer; 1,100 to tho second; 3rd, |2."*0
4th, I10U; 5th. S50, andovor 10 OUO other rownrdi,
tionniatiiiK of pianos, organs ladies and gems
gold and silver watcher-; silver services, diamond rings, oto,
To tho person sending the laat correct answer will be gl*4cn a iiiljli-toned piano, to the
next to tlm laat n bbiuitmil organ, atdthc next
5,000 will receive valuable prizes ot sllvorwuro.
Hl'LES.��� (It All answers must be sent, bv
mail.and hcarpoMainrk not later than Dei*. 31,
IBM. -21 Thuie will be no charico whatever to
filter this competition, tint all who compete
are expected to send ,ouu dollar fur six months
subscription to either Tub Ladikb HoMK MAGAZINE OrTltK.C'ANADIANaaHlCULTUIIWT���two
of tho choicest Illustrated periodica!* of the
day. (S| All prim*winn*-TBwIll b** nxparied to
assist us in extending our circulation. (41 The
flrstconcctanswer received 'senders postmark
taken in all c����s ns dato of receipt, so ns to
give every onc nn equal chance, no matter
where ho or sho may reside), will peeuro tho
first prise; the second, tha soxt pruin. and so on.
Thk Aoi.ii-ui.tuwst Ib an old established con
corn, nnd possesses amp!*; means to cnaiilo It to
carry out al) its promisoi. (stand for printed
list of former price winners.)
.TuooCBt��� The following woll known gentlc-
nicnhiivt- t.--j;iaeni-d toad as judges and will
nee that thu ������rl.waaro fairly awarded��� Como-
dnro Calcu't, (Proprietor Cnlcuti's Lino of
steamers) 1-t-torbnrou-fh.und Mr. W, ltobort*
��on. Hresidei.t Times Printing Company. Peter
borough. Iti.'t* inter all money letters. Address,
Aouici'LTL'i.ieT Pub. (L'td). Peterborough,
Farm Products for Sale.
(Iiulivrred at Thos Cairn's farm.)
Potatoes per Ib.   fc ! cent
Carmts   "   "      > "    "
Pumpkins" ���' *'   "
Turnips  "   " ,     ,.        _, "   "
dbbage "   " ift cents
Onions    "   " 2
Green tomatoes per lb 2   "
Eggs limed per wit 3*-> "
Fresh cy^s at market price
Butter per lb 3��   "'
All accounts due me must be paid by
the aoth of next November, or they will
be placed in lhe hands of a collector.
Geo G McDondald
Comox, Oct. 2nd 1893
Tltay Have Co-it  Laboring Men 6Al,f)14,<
743 tn Six Yet-i-H.
Tlie history of strikes in the United
Statos dates back to 1705. It lacks but
four yean to make it centenarian. The
Initial strike uf Amoriouti labor wns that
of the journeymen boot maker* of Philadelphia. It was.repented ia 171)8 and
171n��. the object nn inoreaae of wages.
Iu 1808 occurred the Now York Bailors'
strike, Hero the strikers compelled
other seamen to leave their ships���a step
that caused the mnster of tho town
guard, thearra-t of tho leader and tho
Ignomlnous failure of the strike. In
1805 the snoemaking guild of Philadelphia repoated their previous oxperl-
men tn, but were fined for "eouBpiriuj** to
raise their wages." In 180U the New
York cordwainers imitated their Philadelphia brethren of at. Crispin. In 1813
the shoemaker laid down his awl and
last at Pittsburg nud ended his claim for
higher pay by getting ou the wrong sido
of the jail door aud contributing to the
city exchequer, lu 18-U the printers
inaugurated their first strike nt Albany,
N.Y., as a protest against the employment of non union men. The agitation
for shorter hours was started iu 183U at
Boston. In 18:1-1 the laborers on the
Providence railroad madou wiwe do-
maud and were subsequently handled by
the local militia; 181)5 saw the lirst big
will strike at Putorson. N, J., resulting
in twenty-six weeks' idleness nnd a loss
of $24,000 in wages. From 18H8 to 1842
some fifteen strikes wero roported.
In three of which the militia had
to shoulder their muskets to prevent
rioting. In 1842 was inaugurated the
struggle of the ironworkers in the Pittsburg district. It broke ont again in 1845,
and in 1850 made a volcanic outburst,
women drawing bars from the grates of
furnaces and using them for weapons.
In 1808 and lHtiy some seventeen strikes
occurred, while from 1871 to l*��70 they
were numerous than ever. In 1877 occurred tho great railroad strike in which
the military arm was called into service.
The damage done in Pittsburg was
placed by government experts at $5,000,-
000. In 1880 the strike slate had a total
of 768. From 1881 to 1888, inclusive, there
were 8,002 strikes, involving not less than
1,828,208 mon aud 22,80* establishment*.
Since 1877 we have added to the list
the Reading strike, the Carnegie strike
of 1888, the Pittsburg puddlors and the
Turtle Creek miners. In 1890 the eight
hour question brought about a series of
strikes at Chicago, Boston, Indianapolis,
etc., involving about 50,000 men, the
cost running up into the millions. The
government statistics show that between
the years 1881 and 1887, inclusive, thore
occured 24,618 American strikes, with a
direct loss to the strikers of $51,814,743.
to which might be added the incalculable
losses to employers in damage to property and the compulsory closing of
works, and the costs to the various
states in the maintenance of troops, etc.
The homestead appendix which is not
included in the above estimate repro
sents a costly ovont and perhaps do
something In the way ot rousing public
sentiment as to the urgent necessity of
adopting corrective measures.���Ht. Louis
Am of Steel.
Comox Exhibition.
Th* Exhibition Held at Courtenay a
Grand Succesa��� The Exhibits
Numerous and Covering a Wide
Field and of a High Order��� The
Attendance Gratify in (fly Large
Everybody Proud and Happy���
Prises Awarded.
The people of this district may well be
congratulated upon the success of their
first annual exhibition. Many ofthe oldest residents appear to be surprised at
the fine character and number of the exhibits and the universal interest manifested. It was a red letter day in our local
history, and an auspicious beginning of
an enterprise bound to exert a marked
influence in this community. The display showed thnt wc have ,1 large number
of blooded horses, cattle, sheep and su ine
in the district. Perhaps the butter competition evoked the most interest. All
presented was first class and deserving
of honorable mention. There were many
exhibits for which no prizes were offered
but which were in some cases marked by
the judges with figures indicating merit in
first or second degree. They added not.
a little to the general interest. Among
the extras was ensillage corn about ten
feet tall, brought by John J. R Miller of
Little River. It was placed hear the entrance, and showed that here was an article which could be grown to advantage
for ensillage purposes. Near the entrance was some Scotch Kale exhibited
as an extra by Mr. John E, Mason of
Courtenay. It stood there tike tall and
handsome sentenels to guard what
was placed within. The exhibits by McPhee & Moore and J. II. Holmes of Comox, while not for prizes, were noticeable
and attracted fovorable comment. They
include some fine heating ar|d cooking
stoves. Mr. Holmes also had a neat stylish cart in thc field, as a sample of what
mav be found at his place in stock. A
delivery wagon was nlso exhihited by
McKenzie & McDonald, their make. It
was gotten up for J. McKim & Sons of
Union and was a good specimen of its
kind. Mr. Mundel was so devoted to his
duties that he neglected to look after the
ticketing of his exhibits as well ns those
of Mr. Salmond and consequently they
were passed over. It is but fair to say
that although they _ may not care for
the prizes that the onions of Mr. Salmond
were very tine, and that the Baldwins.
Greenings and olher varieties of apples
brought'by Mr. Mundell would doubtless
have taken some of the prizes if they had
been in the competition. An untoward
circumstance happened productive of
some annoyance and embarrassment with
reference to the fruit. Someone or more
of the exhibitors gave the children some
of (heir own fruit At once voung Canada became possessed ofthe idea that the
fruit was for its especial use.and its dissap
pearance down throats and pockets occurred so quickly that none ofthe officers
of the association were aware of what was
going un until the mischief had been
done. With this disappeared the tickets
of several exhibitors including among
others those upon the fruit of Mrs. Bead-
nell and Mr. Piket of Denman Island
whose exhibits were worthy of a better
Special Prizes.
The prize of a silver cup, value $50 offered by Joseph Hunter, M. P. P. for the
best animal in Division A was awarded
to Mr. A. Urquhart on his jersey bull,
Riot Act, herd register 2050.
The Hunter prise of the value of $10
for the best dairy exhibit was awarded
Mrs. W. Lewis on packed butter,
'General Prizes��� Cattle
Durh.ims.���J. T. Williams, first prize
on his 3 \ ear old bull, Sam. Piercy, first
prise on his bull calf and W. R. Robb on
bull calf second prize.
Jersey's.��� A. Urquhart on Jersey bull
Riot Act, herd register 2050, first prize;
John H. Picket, Denman Island, second
prize on bull; A. Urquhart on cow, Na-
dig, H.R. 56499, ist p, and on cow, Esteem, H. R. 511685, 2nd p.; and Duncan
Bros., 1st p. on heifer calf.
Holstens.���S. F. Crawford, 1st p. on
his pedigreed bull, 1st and 2nd p's, un
two Holstein heifers.
Graded Cattle.��� I. A. Halliday for
best milk cow, ist p., and Duncan Bros
2nd p for milk cow; L Casey, for yoke of
oxen,ist p,
Draught horses.��� R. Grant, Clydsdale
stallion, ist p.; R. Grant, draught team,
ist p.; Win Knox, 2 year old stallion ist
p. and Tins Cairns onc year old colt, ist
General purpose horses.���J. Hethering-
ton's Exectors, stallion, ist p.; Duncan,
Bros ist p.on 2 year old colt, Robert Parkin, 1st p. on year old coll; and W. Rennison, 2nd p. on yearling colt; W, R.
Robb, ist p. general purpose team; A.
Milligau, general purpose team, 2nd p.
Roadsters.���S. Creech, ist p. for m.ire
with foal at foot, ist p. for sucking celt;
R. Grant, 1st p. on buggy horse; Geo,
Howe, 2nd p. on buggy horse; Charles
Bridges, ist p. on walking horse, and A.
Urquhart, 1st p. on saddle horse.
Leicester sheep.���Chas Bridges, ist p.
ram lamb.
South Downs.���A. Urquhart, ist p. qn
lain and ist p. on two ewes, shearlings,
Shropshire sheep.���Geo. Hethcrbcll.ist
p. on yearling ram, reg. as Foxes, 1652;
Wi R. Robb, 2nd p. on ram.
Graded sheep.���Geo. Hcathcrbell,  1st
p. on ram lamb, and ist p. on ewe.
Berkshire Pigs-���A. Urquhart, on boar
Bloodstone, ist p., also ist p. on sow; and
J. A. Halliday. 2nd p. on boar.
Chester Whites.���L. Casey, sow over
onc year old, 1st p.
Graded pigs.���J. A Halliday, sow with
litter, ist p., also ist p. for sow,
David Pickles.���ist and 2nd p. on two
coops of fowls; L. Casey, 1st p. on White
Lcghorns;E.Ciccch,ist and 2nd p.on bantams and 2nd p. on game; S. CrcecJ-, ist
p. on Plymouth Rocks; J. A. Halliday, 1st
p. on lirahmas, and geese; Mrs J. W.
McKenzie, 2nd p. on Brahmas: P. Schar-
schmidt, 1st p. on game, and 2nd p. on
ducks; ]. E. Mason, 2nd p. on White
Leghorns;Chas Bridges, ist p. on bronze
turkeys, and and on Plymouth Rocks nnd
geese; Isaac Davis, ist p. on  Houdans.
Dairy and Bread.
Mrs W. Lewis, awarded ist p. on pack
ed butter and second prize on print butter; Mrs Thos. Cairns, ist p. on print
butter, 2nd on packed butter and 3rd "n
roll butte��; Mrs W. Duncan ist p. on roll
butter; Mrs Sam. Piercy, 2nd p. on roll
butter; Mrs J. A. Halliday 3rd p. on
packed butter and Mrs W. Rennison 3rd
p. on print; Mrs N. Lambert, ist p. on
bread; Mrs Chas Hooper, 2nd p. on
bread; and the Union bakerv exhibit received the judges award of Highly Recommended.
John J. R. Miller, 2nd p. on cabbage,
snd on turnips, 2nd on carrots, 1st on
Yellow Denver onions, ist on table corn,
ist on White P. celery, isi on tabic marrow and ist on button onions: J. A. Halliday, ist on cabbage, ist oh turnips, 1st
on beets,and 1st on cucumbers] Thos
Cairns, 1st p. on carrots, 2nd p. on corn,
ist p. on parsnips, 1st on tankards, and
ist p. on pumpkins; John E. Mason, 2nd
p. on pai snips, and 2nd p. green tomatoes; S. F, Crawford, ist p. rnubard, and
Sam. Piercy, 2nd p. on pumpkins; Isaac
Davis, ist on red carrots.
Field  Produce.
John T. R. Miller, ist p. on new variety potatoes, Maggy Murphy, ist on car-
rots,(short white) 2nd on Swedes and ist
on collection of 30 varietys; J, A. Halli-
diy, 2nd p. on white oats, 1st p. on Early Rose potatoes, 2nd p. Burbank Seedlings, 1st p. on sugar beets, 2nd p. on N.
Y. potatoes, and 2nd p. on collection of
vegetables; Sam. Piercy, ist on white
oats; Geo. C. Smith, 1st p. on Burbank
seedlings, and ist p. on Rural New Yorkers.
Dauid Pickles,Ist p.on Blue Pearmains
and four largest; G. Heatherbcll, ist p.
on Yellow Transparent, and Dutchess of
Ogdensburgh, 2nd p. for Wealthy and
Baldwin, John J. R. Miller, ist p. on
Gnivenstcin, ist on perserved plumbs,
Bradshaw, ist p. on collection of plums,
ist p. on Coe's Golden Drop; Isaac Davis, ist and 2nd prizes on Golden Russets,
and 2nd p. on plums; W. R. Robb, ist p.
on Bartllett pears; Win Ford, ist p. un
Wealthy, ist p on Baldwins, ist p on
Red Egg Plumbs, ist pon Northern Spy
and 2nd p on Bartlett pears! John J. Piket, ist p on apples ofany other kind."
John J. R. Miller, ist p on dahlias, ist
p on pansies; J. A. Halliday. ist p on
Bouquet for table, and ist on Hanging
basket, Mrs Pik-it ist p for Fuschias,
and 1st p on another variety.
Fruit and jellies.- J, A. Halliday, ist
p, on bottle collection of fruit and ist p,
on jellies; and Wm, Ford. 2nd p. on bottled frnit.
Crochet.���Mrs Bridges, ist p. on wool
cap, and 2nd p. on crochet tidy.
Embroidery.��� Mrs Scharschmidt, ist
pon slippers; Mrs H. Smith 1st p. on
work cushion and ist p. on Toilet set;
Mrs Piket ist p. on toilet set of different
Hand Sewing.���Mrs John J. R. Miller, pillow slips, ist p; Miss Nellie Miller,
stockings darned, ist p; Miss Anna Miller, stockings darned by girl under 14
years of age, 2nd p; Mrs Scharschmidt,
ist p on ladies night dress; Mrs W. Duncan, ist p on six button holes; Mrs Horace Smith, 2nd p on six button holes by
girl under 14 years.
Bed Quilts.���Mrs A. R. Miller, star
combination patch work quilt by lady of
go ye'irs, ist p; Mrs J W. McKenzie. silk
patch work quilt, ist p; Mrs W Duncan,
white bed quilt, ist p. [Mrs McKim, silk
quilt of great beauty ruted out because
not made in the Province]
Knitting.���Mrs A. Miller, ist p nn wool
stockings; Mrs P. Scharschmidt, ist p
on knitted lace, on gents woolen socks,
stockings (different styles); Mrs W. Duncan, ist p on six samples of knitting.
Marine shells.��� E. M. Beadncll, on
marine shells, ist and 2nd prizes.
Canary birds"��� Mrs Bridges, ist p.
Extras.- [ These were not entitled to
prizes under the rules, hut in some cases
the judges failed to make thc distinction,
marking thc tickets. 1 or 2 and the following were distinguished in this way indicating first or second degree of excellence or what would be 1st and 2nd prizes tf prizes were awarded] N. Lambert,
rabbits, 1; Mrs Bridges, child's drc**s, 2,
childs pants, 2; embroidery, 5 pieces, 1;
tea cosy, ist; tidy, 1, h'd'k, 1; crazy patch
work, 2'; opera cloak, I; slippers, 2; lambrequin, 1; pirk cushion, 2; chimese yolk
1 and 2 and 7 pieces of embroidery, 2.
Comox  Lightning.
The Joan brought up quite a number
nTpassengers last trip from Victoria, Nanaimo, and the islands Amongst the
notables were Mayor Haslam, MP and
family, Joseph Hunter, M P P and wife
nnd James Dunsmuir,
Everybody this way speakes highly of
the fair and not least among the attractive exhibits was that of McPhee &
Moore, who take the lead in dry goods,
boots and shut's.
R H Pideock, the Indian Agent was n
town last week
Our esteemed friend, Geo Hull has left
the service of J B Holmes, and his genial countenance will be seen no more
at the post-office He will remain in the
settlement for 1 while, and is bound to
make friends and meet with a good meas
ure of success wherever he goes
McKenzie, Smith St Co have commenced work on the Roy place across
the hay, preparing to get out logs
Mr I B Holmes has secured the servicer, of Mr Zuckerman of Boston as clerk
and salesman
Union Wharf Notes.
Tug Constance with scow left (Monday
with coal for North Pacific Steamship
The Glory of the Seas arrived Tuesday and is loading for San Francisco
Thc San Mateo and U S steamer Mohican are due this wc?k
Geo Howe's new hotel will be finished
in about three weeks
Local Brevities
The ball by the Athletic Club on the
evening of the Exhibition netted the boys
McPhee & Moore are getting in their
fall goods now.
Mr A Ledinghamhas generously given
to the agricultural society a cash donation of $10 to be used for building improvements
For Sale*��� A fine double barreled
breach loading shot gun, with set of reloading tools, at a bargain. Apply to
Wm. Glcnnon, Riverside hotel, Courte
Look on our third page fnr some fine
poetry, and an interesting article on London. The story of His Indian Bride increases in interest a*- it proceeds.
For Sale by Mrs David Pickles of
Denman Island a few choice Brown Leghorn Cockerels, at a reasonable price.
The purse given Rev A. Fraser contained $100 in gnld, that presented to
Mrs Fraser contained $50 in gold, but
the golden opinions Mr Fraser won from
all clases ts a more precious treasure.
J. B. Holmes, Comox, is receiving
large consignments of both cooking and
heating stoves of latest and best designs
direct from the McClary M'fg Co. of
Toronto which he is disposing of at
prices which defy competition.
The exhibit of D Jones ofthe Lawrence
Soda Water and Bottling Works is
worthy of mention. It was neatly arranged and a pleasant feature.
The Toronto Photograph Co at Union
are taking some f'ne pictures. They
look a view of our first show which is
bound to be historical. This picture will
be sold for 50 cents, and a sample may
be seen at our office. If you want anything in this line, hurry up for they will
only remain a few days.
A Urquhart, who took first prize on
Jersey bull and ist and 2nd prizes re-
spectlevly on two Jersey cows, has declined to receive payment, turning the a-
mount back to the Association It is be-
believed that others will follow his generous example, for the society needs every dollar it car. get for grounds, buildings
There came near being a serious accident experienced by a couple returning
to Union from the Comox A A early Friday morning, but beyond breaking a buggy spring, and getting somewhat shaken
wp, they escaped -Why the spring should
break, neither of the parties being heavy
weights, is a mystery
Trees, Bulbs, Plants and Botes.
Fruit  and   Ornamental   Treks,
Bui.iis, Shruhs, Roses,   Greenhouse
Plants, &c.
Prices reduced to suit the times.   Get
my list before placing your orders.
Address M. J. Henery,
Box 28, Mt. Pleasant,
Vancouver, B. C.
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. 1 my store in thc
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up.   Apply to
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Mrs Harris' Lecture.
Mrs Harris of Iowa will lecture nn
Temperance at the Presbyterian church
Sandwick on Thursday evening of this
week. She is spoken of everywhere by
thc pre-is in terms of praise, being described as a vivid and eloquent speaker.
Those who care nothing fur her subject
should attend for the intellectual treat
which will he offered. Let everybody
go, and especially the young who drinks
"ardent spirits". His best girl will be
glad to accompany him to such a place.
He Swam for it.
The other day Lucius Cliffe and Walter Rennison went a fishing up to Oyster
River. The mouth of the river was selected as the spot where the largest finned
fellows would assemble, and tbe mouths
of the fishermen fairely watered as they
thought of bringing their jaws together
on alfinely broiled trout. Soon Jot Stew
art was seen steering his canoe up the
river's mouth.
Joe��� "Have you any news?
Lucius���"Ves the Courtenay News"
joe���"What's mil? Haven't got my
paper yet"
L-icius���"First class fishing story, entitled 'Camding Out' and about Mclvei's
ranch, and how he frightens Indians off"
Mclver who came upon the opposite
side of the stream heard the last part of
the remark, and called out to throw it to
Let mc sec it first "cried Joe, and he
grabbed the paper and eagerly devoured
the entire story.
Joe���"That's a good one. Come over,
Mack, and read"
Mclver��� "Water too deep. Throw it
The boys consulted, nnd finaly hit upon a method. They got a stone, and Attached it to the paper with a plug of tobacco, which Mclver said would for ������eii -
oning; and Lucius being the longest am ���
cd, and most atheletic, swung it three
times around his head and gave it u
mighty hurl. The stone went accross lo
the opposite hank, thc tobacco went two
thirds across, ;.n 1 lhe newspaper landed fairly in the middle
Mclver���\Vm going to have It anyway,
he said and pulling up his pants, displaying a pair of calvCS that would have t;i-
ken first prize at the late Show, he waded
out into the stream, but the water grew
deeper as he adv.inced, and the cm cited
paper danced merrily on the strong current
Joe���"You'll have to swim for it Mack''
Mclver evidently agreed with Joe, for he
struck out in beautiful style and soon
came near it Then like a coy maiden it
danced away from him, but he only renewed his exertions, and in a moment
more he had his teeth upon it, and by
carrying his head high kept it above the
water while he swam ashore, amid the
cheers of bis friends upon the other bank ""I IL '.'-��     <-
OHAPTKR, V.-(CosTi>*iKD.>
U Mrs. Armour was. not exactly sym-
patltotia willi her, she was i-uiet ami tor-
bearing, ami General Armour, like Richard,
trieil io dr&W ber out,���but not on tlie
name subjects, He dwelt upon wl>at alio
did ; the walks aim touk in the park, tlwae
hours m the afternoon wheu, witli Mao*
kenste oi* Colvin, she vanished tn*��o tho
beeches, making friends with the birds and
ileer and swans. Hut mosl of all sin* loved
to go to the stable*!. She was, however,
asked not to go unless Kichard or
(ioneral Armour was with her. She loved
Imraca, ami these were a wonder to her.
She bail never known but tlie wild un*
-���roomed Canadian pony, ou whioh she had
ridden in overy fashion ami over every land
of country, Mrs. Armour sent for a riding-master, ami had ridtng-oostuuiss made
for her. It was intends I that the should ride
every day as SOOD as she seemed sitlliciently
presentable This did not appear so very
far off, for aha improved daily  [ahorap*
pianuioe. Her hair was growim' finer ami
was iiinde up iu the modest prevailing fash-
io.i ; lu-r skin not now exposed to an lliolem*
cut oltinate, and subject to the utmost caro,
was Hinoolher ami fairer; hor feat eueasctl in
Hue well-made boots looked muoh smaller,
ber waist was shaped lo fashion, and she
was very straight and lissome. So many
i limi!'* BtlO did Jarred on ber relatives, thai
they were not fully aware of tin* great improvement iti ber appearance. Kven Kichard admitted ber trying St times.
Mai ion went up to lown to stay with
Mra. Townley, ami then had to face u good
dual of curiosity. People looked at lior
sometimes as if it was sho aud not Lali that
was an Indian, But she carried things oil
bravely enough, ami answered those kind
Inquiries, whioll one's friends make when
we are iu embarrassing t-i tnat. ions, witli
answers hu calm and pleasant that paople
did not know what to think.
"Yes," she said, in reply to Lady
Kaiwooil, "her sister-in-law might be in
town later in the year, perhapa bofore the
season was over; she co>ihl not tell. She
was tiro! after lior long voyage, anil she
preferred the quiet of (iroyhopa ; show
food of riding and country-life; but still
���-Iiu would eome to town for a time," And
so on.
"Ah, dear me, how clinrmiim! And
doesn't she resent ber husband's absence���
during the honey-moon \ or did the honey-moon occur before she camo ovor to
Enelandt" And Lady Balwood tried to
say it alt playfully, ami certainly said it
soiuotbing loudly.    She had daiigbtois.
But Marion was perfectly propirol. Her
face did not change expression. "Yes,
tbey had bad their honey-moon on the
prairies, Frank was so fascinated with
the life and thu people. Ho had
not como homo at once, because he was
making she did nol know how great a fortune over thore in investments, ami so Mrs.
Armour came ou before bim, ami, of course,
a- soon ua bo could get away trom his bus!*
iio'-b ho would follow his wife."
Ami though Marion smiled,her heart was
vory hot, and sho could havo slain Lady
Hal wood in lier tracks. Lady I ltd wood
then nodded a litllo patronizingly, am)
babbled that "alio hoped so much to see
Mrs. FranolH Armour. She must be mt
very interesting, the papers said so muoh
about her."
Now, while thia conversation was going
on, iionie ono stood not far behind Marion,
who seemed muoh Interested In her and
what she said. Rut Marion did not see
this person. Sho was a tar tied presently',
howovor, to hoar natron,* voioa say softly
over her shoulder, "What a charming
woman Lady Ualwood ii ! And so ingenuous 1"
She was grateful, tremulous, proud. Why
had ho���Captain Vldall���kept out of the
way all liiese weeks, just when she   llOOllod
liim moat, just when ho should have
played the part of a man'.' Then
Bhe waa fooling twingea at tho heart too.
She had seen Lady Agnes Martling that
afternoon, ami hail noticed how the news
had worked nn her. Sho felt how much
better it bad been had Frank come quickly
home nud married her, Instead of doing tbe
wibl scandalous thing that was making so
many heart-burnings. A few minuted ago
she had longed for a chance to say unmet liim.'
delicately acid to Lady Haldwcll, once
Julia Sherwood, who wau there. Now thee
was a chance to give ber bitter spirit tongue.
She was glad, hIiu dared not think how glad,
to hear that voice again ; but she was angry
too, and ho should Buffer for it���, the more
ho because sho recognized in thc tone and
afterwards in hia face, that he waa still
absorbingly interested iu ber. Thoro waa
a Uttlo burst of thnnksgiving in her hoart,
and then siie prepared a very notable
no mint nation norvico iu her mind.
Tin's meeting had been dcltly arranged
hy Mra. Townley, with tlm help of Fdward
Lambert, who now held her fingers wilh
kind of vanity of possession whenever he
bade her good*by or met her. Captain Vldall hail, in fact, been out of the country, had
only been back a week, and had only beard
of (''rank Armour's mesalliance from Lambert at an At Homo forty-eight hours bofore. Mra. Townley guessed what was really
at the bottom of Marlon's occasional bitter-
nose, ami, piecing together many little
things dropped casually hy her friend, had
eomo to tho conclusion that thu happiness
of two people was at stake.
When Marion shook hands with Captain
Vldall she had herself exceedingly well
under control, She looked at him iu slight
surprise, and casually rem irked that thoy
had not chanced to moot, lately in tho run
of Hinall-and-earlieii. Sho appeared to be
unconscious that bo bad been out of tbe
country, ami also that sho bad been till
very recently indeed at t'rayhopo. Ho
hastened to assure ber thai ho had hceu
away, and to Iny siego to this unexpocted
harrier. He knew ult nhout Frank's affair, and, though it troubled him, he did
not seo why It should make any dfiToronoo
iu tils regard for Frank's sister, Fastidious
as he was in all thing1-, he was fiiNtiliously
doforontfal. Not an oxqufaHe, he had all
that vanity us to appiurnm-c, so usual with
the military man t himself of the mosl perfect tetnpot nud HWOOtneSS of manner and
conduct, tho iiuuHiial disturbed bim. Not
posieued of a vivid imagination, be could
scarcely conjure up this Indian brul<
Hut face to fni'n with Mnrion Armour ho
law wli.it troubled htm*and ho determined
that be    would   not   meet ber   Irony wilh
irony, hot assumed Indlueronoo with in-
diltrii'U'''*. Ilo bad learned one of the
most import oil IflMOnS of life: m>
quarrel with a woman. Whoever has so
lur eriod has lii-eu foolish indeed. It is the
worst of policy, to say nothing of its being
the worst of art; and life should never bo
without art. It is absurd to bo perfectly
natural; anything, anybody, oan bo' that.
Well, Captain Hume Vldall was somo th Ing
of nu artist, more, however., in principle
than by temperament. He refused to recognize ibe rather malicious adroitness with
wlii.-h Mnrion turned his remarks again
upon himself| twisted nut of nil semblance.
He wns very patient. He inquirod quietly,
and as if hone.-*tly interested, about Frank,
an I���because ho thought it safest as well
a i most reasonable���that, really, they inns!
Iictvo boon surprised at his marrying a native ; but himaolf bad seen sonic such mar-
ri igos turn out vory well,-���In Japan, India,
tiu South Sea Islands, and Canada, He
assume! thai Marion's sister-in-law wns
beautiful, and then disarmed Marion by
saying that ho thought ol going down to
Greyhopa Immediately, to call ou General
Armour and Mrs, Armour, and wondered
if she was going back before the end of the
SB UK n.
Quick as Marion was, this wns said so
quietly that sho did not quite see the drift
oi it.   She bail Intended staying iu London
l.o thn end of the season,   not  hooauso she
enjoyed It, but becauso she was determined
to f ice Frank's marriage at every quarter,
and have it over, onoi for all, ao fur aa hersolf was concerned. But now, tnkon slightly aback she said,almost without thinking,
that ahe would probably go back soon.--
she was nut t-uite sure ; hut cert a n y her
father aud mother should be glnd to see
Captain Viilu.11 at uny time.
Then, without ah apparent relevancy, be
asked her if Mra. Frank Arniouratill wore her
Indian oostune. In any oneeUo the ������i*ea-
tion had soemed impertinent; in him it
had a touch of confidence, ot the privilege
of dose friendship. Then he said, with a
meditative look and n very calm retrospective voice, that ho was once vory much in
love with a native girl in India, and might
have become permanently devoted to her,
woro it not for tho accident of hia being ordered back to Fngland summarily.
Thia was n piece of news which out two
ways. In the lirstplaceitleaaeiiedtheextra-
ordiuary character of Frank's iiiarriaee,aiul
it roused in her am immediate curiosity,
���which a woman alwnys fecla in the past
"atliairs" of her lover, or possible lover.
Yidall did not tako pains to impress her
with the fact thnt tbo matter occurred
when ho was almost a hoy; and it was whon
her earnest inquisition had drawn from him,
bib by bit, the oiroumstanoos of the case,
and alio had forgotten many parts of her
comminalion service and to preserve an
elective neutrality hi tone, thatBhelwcame
aware bu was speaking an ient history.
Then it was too late to draw back.
Tbey had threaded their way through
the crowd into tho conservatory, where
qui to alone, and thore with only n little
pyramid of hydrangeas between them,
which ahe could not help but notice chimed
woll with tho color of her dress, ho dropped
hia voice a littio lower, and than suddenly
said, his eyea hard on her, "I want your
premisBion to go to Groyliopo."
The tono drew hor eyea hastily to hia,
and, seeing, she dropped them again. Vldall
bad a strong will, and, what is ol more consequence, a peculiarly attractive voice. It
had a vibration which mado aomo of his
words organ-like in sound. Sho felt th
influence of it. Sho said n little faintly
ber fingers toying with a hydrangea:
afraid I do not understand. There ia no
reason why you should not go to (ireyhope
without my permission."
" I cannot go without it," he persisted.
" I am waiting for my commission from
Sho dropped her band from the flowor
with a littio impatient motion. She was
tired, her head ached, alii wanted to be
alone. "Whysreyou cnigmatical!"8besaid.
Then quickly, " I wish I knew what ia in
your mind.    You play with words bo,"
���Sho scarcely knew what she Baid. A
woman who loves a man very much is not
quick to take in the aim-lute declaration of
that man's love on the instant, it is too wonderful for her. He felt hia cheek Hush with
hers, ho drew her look again to his. "Marion ! Marion !" he said.    That was all,
"Oh, hush 1 aomo ono is coming," was
her quick,   throbbing  reply,     When thoy
parted a half-hour later,  ho aaid   to  her,
" Will you give mo my commission to go
to (Ireyhope Y"
"Oh, no, I cannot," she said, very gravely ; " but come to (Ireyhope���when I go
" An.l whan will that bo?" he said,
smiling, yet a little rueful ton.
"Oh, ask Mrs. Townley," she repliod :
*' she is coming also."
Marion know what that commission to go
toUroyhopo meant. But she determined
that ho should seo Lali first, before anything i-revocable was done. She atill looked upon Frank's marriage as a scandal,
Woll, Captain Viilall ahould face it in all
its criidcue-is, So, in a week or has Marlon
and Mrs. Townley wore in (Ireyhope.
Two months had gone sinco Lali arrived
in Kngland, nnd yet no letter had come to
her, or to any of them,from Frank. Frnuk's
���solicitor in London hnd written liim fully of
hor arrival, and he hnd bad a reply, with
further instructions regarding money to be
placed to General Armour's credit for the
benefit of his wife, Lali, as she became
Muropenni/cd, also awoko to the forms and
ceremonies of her new life. She had over-
heard Frank's father und mother wondering, and fretting as they wondered, why
they had not received any word from him.
General Armour had even called him a
scoundrel ; which sent Frank's mother into
tears. Thon Lali had questioned Mackeu
and Cowau, for ahe had increasing
shrewdness, and ahe began to feci her actual
position, She resented Ueneral Armour's
imputation, hut in her heart ahe began to
pino and wonder. At times too she was
fitful, nnd was not bo drawn out. But sha
wont on improving in personal nppearnnce
nnd manner and in learning the FngHsh
language. Mrs. Townloy'a appearance
marked a change in hor. When tlio/ mot
she suddenly stool still and trembled.
When Mrs, Townley camo to her and took
her hand and kissed hor, aho shivered, nnd
then caught her nbont the shoulders lightly,
but was silent, After a littio alio said,
" Come���come to my wigwam, anil tulk
with inc."
She said it with a strange little smile, for
now alio recogui/ed that the word wigwam
was not be used in her new life. But Mrs.
Townley whispered, " Ask Marion to come
Lali hesitated, and thon said, a little
maliciously, " Marion, will youcoino to my
wigwam '!"
Marion ran to her, caught her about tho
waist, nud repliod, gayly, " Yes, wo will
havo a pow-wow���is that right! is powwow right 1"
Tho Indian girl shook hor head with a
pretty vagueness, and vanished with them.
(Ioneral Armour walked up and down tho
room briskly, then turned on his wife and
said, "Wife, it was a brutal thing: Frank
doesn't deserve to ho���tho father of her
But Lali had moods���singular moods.
She indulged in one Mire** days after tho
arrival of Marion and Mrs. 'Townley. Shu
find learned to rirlo with the side saddle,
and woro her riding-dress admirably. Nowhere did she ahow to bettor advantage.
Sho had taken to riding uow with Goneral
Armour on tho country roads. On tills
day Captain Viilall wan expected, he having written to ask that be might come.
What trouble Lali had with one of thu servants that morning wis nover thoroughly
explained, hut certain it is, alio camo to
have a crude notion of why I'Vniik Armour
married her. Thc servant wna dismissed
duly, but thnt was niter the contro*temps.
It was lato afternoon. Everybody had
been busy, because ouo or two other guests
wero expected besides Captain Viilall. Lali
had kept to hersolf, sending word through
Kichard thnt she would not "bo English,"
as she vaguely put it, that day. She had
sent Mnekonzio ou Nome mission. She sat
on thu lloor of her room, as she used to sit
on the ground in ber father's lodge. Hoi
head waa bowed in her bands, and her arms
rested on her knees. Her body swayed
to and fro. Presently all motion ceased.
She became perfectly still. Mho looked bo-
fore her, as if studying something,
Her eyes immediately flashed, Sho rose
qulokly to her feet, went to hor wardrobe,
and took out her Indian .-ostium* and
blanket, with which (die could never be induced in pari, Almost feverishly she took
oil'tbe clothes alio wore, and throw them
from her. Then she put an tho buckskin
clothes in which she hail journeyed to England, drew down her hair aa she used to
wear it, faslencd round her waist a long
rod sash which had heon given hor hy a
governor of tho Hudson's Hay Company
when he had visited hor father's country,
threw her blanket round her shoulders, and
then eyed herr-oll in the great mirror iu the
room. What alio saw evidently did not
please her perfectly, for she stretched .out
ber bands and looked at them ; sho shook
her head al herself and put her hand to her
cheeks and pinched them,���they were not
to brown as   thoy once ware,���then   she
thrust out hor foot, She draw it back
quickly in disdain. Immediately she
caught tho fashionable slippers from her
feetand throw them among the discarded gar-
mems. She looked at herself again. Still
she was not satisfied, but she threw up her
arms, as with a sense of pleasure and freedom, and laughed at herself. She pushed
out her moccasincd foot, tapped tbo floor
with it, nodded towards it, and Baid a word
or two in her own language. She heard
aome oue in the next room, possibly Mackenzie. She stepped to the dour leading into
the hall, opened it, wont out, travelled its
length, ran down a back ball-way, out into
the park towards the Btables, her blanket,
as her hair, Hying behind her.
She entered the stables, made for a horse
that she hnd ridden much, put a bridle on
him, led bim out before any one had seen
her, and, catching him hy the mane, suddenly threw herself on bim at a bound,
and, giving bim a tap witb a short whip
she had caught up in the stable, headed
bim for the main avenue and open road.
Then a stableman aaw hor ami ran after,
I but ho might as well have tried to follow
the wind. He forthwith proceeded to
saddle another horse. Boulter also saw har
aa ahe passed tho house, nntl, running in,
told Mrs. Armour and the general. They
both ran to the window and saw dashing
down the avenue--a picture out of Fonimore
Cooper; a aaddleless horse with a rider
whos��- linger.- merely touched tbo bridle,
ridin** as on a journey of lifo and death.
"My God 1 it's Lali ! She's mad I she'i
mad ! Sim is striking that horae ! It will
holt I It will kill ber 1" said tho general.
Then ho rushed for a horso to follow hor.
Mrs, Armour's hands clasped painfully. For
au instant she had almost the same thought
as had Marion on thn lirst morning ot Lali
coming; but that passod, and loft her gazing helplessly after the horsewoman. The
flying blanket had frightened tho blooded
horse, and lie made desperalo dibits tu ful*
111 the general's predictions,
Lali soon found that s��e had miscalculated. Sho wus uot riding nn Indian pony,
but a crazed, high-strung horse. Aa they
flew, she aitting superbly ami tugging at
the bridle, the party coming from the rail
way-station entered tho great gato, nc
compauied by Richard and Marion. In a
moment they sighted this wild pur bearing
down upon thom with a terrible swift-
As Marion recognized Lali alio turned pale
and cried out, rising iu her seat. Instinctively Captain Viilall know who it was,
though he could not guess tho cause of the
singular circumstance. He saw that tho
horse had bolted, but also that tho rider
seemed entirely fearless. " Why,
heaven's name," ho .said between his teeth,
" does aho not let go that blanket ""
At that moment Lali did let it go, nnd
tho horae dashed by them, making bard for
bho gato. " Turn the horses round and
follow her," said Vldall t> the driver.
Whilo this waa doing, Marion caught sight
of her father riding bard down tho avenue.
He passed them, and called to thom to
hurry on after him.
Lali had not the slightest sense of fear,
but she knew that tho horse bad gone mad.
When they passed through the gato and
swerved into the road, a less practiced rider
would have been thrown. She sat like
wax. Thc pace was incredible for a mile,
and though General Armour rode well, he
was far Behind.
Suddenly a trap appearod in tho road
front of them, and tho driver, seeing the
runaway, set hia horses at right angles to
tho road. It served the purpose only to
provide another danger. Not far from
where the trap was drawn, and between it
and the runaway, was a lane, whioh ended
at a farm-yard in a c-d-d *-aac. Tho h<
swerved into it, not slacking its pace, and
in the fraction of a mile came to thc farmyard.
But now the fover was in Lali's blood.
Sho did not care whether she lived or died.
A high hedge formed the cul-de-sac. When
sho saw tho horse slacking she cut it savagely across the bead twice with a whip, and
drove him at the green wall. He was of too
good make to refuse it, stiff as it was. Hi
rose to it magnificently, and cleared it but
almost as ho struck tho ground squarely,
he staggered and fell, ���the girl beneath him,
He had burst a blood* voss-d. The ground was
soft and wet ; thn weight of the horse pre'
vented her from getting free. BIio felt its
hoof striking in its death-struggles and one
her shoulder wasslruck, Instinctively she
buried her face in the mud, and ber arms
covered her head.
And then she knew no more.
When she came to, alio was in the cart iage
within tho galea of (ireyhope, aud Marioi
was bending over hor. She suddenly tried
to lift herself but could not. Presently she
saw another face,���that of Goneral Armour.
It was atom, and yet hia eyea were swim,
ining as he looked nt her.
" How I" she said to him ; " How !" nnd
tainted again.
jjg-fgM Usui
Cannilinii Birds Har Supply the Materials
For Hul*In-*   Comforter*.
Many of those beautiful down comforters, which, exposed in the dry goods windows when winter's chilly blast puts the
furnace to the crucial test, tempt tho houso
wifo to indulge iu the delicious oxravagnnce,
are mado by Mr. Isaac Davis, of London,
England. Mr. Davis is at present in Canada. What he docs not know about tho
leathers of a bird is hardly worth knowing.
He is ono of thc largest feather merchants
ami purifiers in the world. Uo has factories
whleh will purify six tons of feathers in a
week. Davis' feather beds nro known
wherever tha bath extends its elevating
away. Mr. Davis, tho moat contented man
iu the world, rosy, smiling the smile of
prosperity and happiness, with diamonds as
big as pigeon's eggs, would mako tho moat
continued pessimist heartily ashamed of
himself In five minules,
Mr. I'avis has a notion that Canada might
collect more feathers than alio is doing. She
might establish big geese farms in tho
North-West, Thoro was tho Hudson Hay
Compnuy, of which ho was a stockholder-
it collected everything and turnad jt to account, Knti-rpnsing merchants might tako
up the matter. Montreal might lie made
tho depot for the business, Tho feathers
might be shipped from Winnipeg and ro-
eiHV.id ham, and t him uu-i..- ti.1 to Hli gland,
whore thoy would command good pricei.
Canada ba I plenty of wild birds, Now,
tho f oath ors of wild birds wero peculiarly
valuable. Had tho Canadians over thought
of this'' And thon thero was tho rpiestiou
of growing certain glasses in tho North-
West for mattresses. Thero wna nn opening horn for this business. Nearly evory
othor country cultivated tho feather trado,
nud made well of it.   In aome countries -die
[mor people gathered overy feather, rag,and
mm', aud brought them to an agent, who
wont through every village collecting what
had hceu treasured up. They get n trifle
for thoir savings, and may receive employment in tho processes of manufacture.
Nothing need go to waste now-a-dnya,
Mr. Davis has mado a fortune outof
feathers. Ho is going tn seo somo prominent Canadians about developing tho business here, nnd then he will tnko n trip to
thc Pacific coast. Aftor that, he is going
to start upon a tour of the world.
An Oiiitih.Mt .l-iurnc-  to 11..: Imperial lu
Nil III le.
A correspondent in London writes i s
follows :��� I have been, alas ! running with
the multitude, though not specially to do
evil. But being in town with a few hours
to spare, I took that marvellous three-pennyworth which may be had by mounting a red
'bus in St. Paul's Churchyard and setting
one's face eastward towards the Imperial
Institute, Of the marvels of such a journey
I need not say much. Everybody saya that
this is the best way to see London itself, independently of what you may want to see
in London. How else can you realize Fleet
street; a street full of its own special beauty? Narrow it is, and dingy iu spite of a
fow new bright buildings. Very flat and
mean ia the archil-* .-hire of most of the
houses, and thero is perhaps no part o 1 the
street that iu ttsolf is emitted to the claim
of beauty; but to see it "end on," foreshortened into a panel pic lure,the narrowing
perspective closed in by what seems the soft
and aerial tower of St. Duustan'a Chur :h ia
to see the lleautifut. And this ia apart from
any charm of association; one doea not
need to remember the past glories ol the
Floet atroet of "Nigil" or oven of Dr. John-
sou, nor to span the street in imagination
witli tho frowning mystery of Temple
liar. It is enough simply to look at
what is to be seen as your 'biiB
lumbors slowly down Lndgato Hill,
taking the corners of the Circus for tho two
sides of your picture. No doubt tho crowd
is a part of tho picture : the alow-moving
lines of vehicles, tho varied movements of
tho pedestrians, whether sauntering country cousins or Bwift-rusbing newsboys, or
gathered knots round tie windows of
"Punch;" ull these aro wanted tn make tho
picture. So is the almost grotesque variety
of -.it- �����-��<��� Conn ami o-dlqr of the buildings
on either side ; though tho brightest tints
of red brick and yellow stone are i-nickly
assimilated in the celebrated solid atmoB-
pliorc of London City which gathers nil hues
into ils own special "blend" of neutral grey.
Indeed this atmosphere has much to do
with .he making of our picture ; for it i-
that which gives tho soft aerial and even
ghost-liko effect to yon church towor not
hnlf-a-milo away. Tho painter who cannot
paint our atmosphere cannot paint. London
at all, And, talking of pictures, what a
wonderful centra of art wo arc passing
through, All illustrated journalism is here
"Black and White," the "Graphic," "UIus
tratoil London News," the "Queen," nnd a
host of sporting and minor journals aro all
threaded along thc line of Fleet street und
the Strand, And thoy have much to do
with making London tho mother city of tho
world; they make its faeo familiar in every
country, Hut I nm forgetting, I am on my
way to South Kensington. Fortunately,
the 'bus has not stopped for mo to moralize,
but has patiently brought me through all
of the wonderful mile that stretches between St. Paul's and Chuing Cross-
artistic mile, a literary mile, a lawyer's
mile, a threnlrical mile, a "devil's" mile.
That is, if you go at the right (or wrong)
time of the day. Then our 'bus goes crawl
ing up Waterloo Placo, and still crawls
along Piccadilly, and then under the influ
ence of the fresher air of tho parks, and
possibly of wider roads and greater freedom of movement, we positively raoe along
at the rate of fully six miles an hour, till nt
! lit half our human freight is shot off at
the corner of Exhibition road. Then I begin to (as I said) follow the multiLude. Hut
1 nm taking the multitude wilh me, I Ibid ;
also, when I look lack, I tlnd.tho multitude
following mo, And presently, when I turn
the comer of the Imperial Institute, I ti
the multitude already in possession of the
ground. Ves, here are surely the ''people
of Fngland," especially the female half of
it. Eastern ontranoo and western en*
trance, it is alike, an eager, anxious throng.
What do tho people want; what do thoy
mean ?   They mean to aee thu
No doubt about It * they really mean to,
or they would nob crnah and stoam and
swelter in theso crowds: around tho entrances, waiting fur tho occasional opening
of the gntes to admit a fresh hundred or so,
ere they shut again in tho faces of tho anxious and weary crowd. Presently tho
gato haif opens ; a roar, a rush, a struggle,
some screams, and 1 nm born half way towards thc gate, when il again swings to.
Piticncc���in half an hour it will open again.
And here is a block nr alone conveniently
near, and I have not finished iny morning
paper, so I improve tho shining half-hour
nnd my knowledge ot the Siam question,
utmost before I know it I nm carried
through tho guto in a compressed mass of
myself, nud at once lind room to spread
myself in the Great North-West. For I am
in the Manitoba Gallery of tlio Institute. I
will toll another timo of what is to bo seen
thoro; but just now we nre all agog for the
The Thought of Her-
I earn not whether the skios aro bluo,
Ui the clouds bond over me���
A sweot thought comes with tho thought of
You lovo mo dear, you lovo me.
When tho world ia cold and its friendships
And toil scorns a vain enuoavor,
A sweet thought sings to my soul of you
And tho world is sweet forever!
And love���my love���with the bright eyes true
And the red lips kind with kisses.
There ts no love like my love for you���
No joy In tho world like this Ul
And whether the skies are black or bluo,
With stars or storms above rue.
My lifo will shine with the thought of you���
Vou love mo, dear, you lovo ino 1
The Olover.
Some sing of the lily and daisy nnd rose,
And the pnnsles and pinks that the summer
timo throws
In the grojn, grassy lap of tho medder, that
Itl Ink in'up at the skies through the sunshiny
Hut what N tho Illy, and nil of tho rest
Of tlio Mowers, ton man with n beurttn Ids
Thut Iiu-*dipped brlmmln'ful) of tho honey nnd
Of the sweet clover blossoms bis boyhood
I novo r sot bovey on n clover Held now.
Or fool round a mnblo, or climb in the mow,
Itut my childhood conies back just as clenr nun
ns plain
As tho smoll of lho clover I'm snlltln' nifnln;
And I wander away in u huro footed droam.
Where 1 tangle my lues In I hu blossoms that
With the dow of tlie dawn of tho morning of
Bro It wept o'er tho graves that I'm weeping
And so I lovo clover,   ltsooms like a part
Of tho sacrodest mi-rows nnd joys of my heart;
And wherever It blossoms, ont thero lot me
And i iKiiiic the cood Lord as I'm I nankin' Him
now. ,
An.l pray to Him still for tho strength whon I
To go out In lhe clover nnd toll it good-byo.
And lovingly uosttemyfnco In its bloom,
While my soul slips uwny on n brenth of por-
- [Jmnos Whltcomb Wiley.
That Hat-
I won bor "Yosl" I kissed her lips,
I --enrolled ber oyes with thought elate;
Her deep   blue oyes  wero  fraught with
How could my darling hesitate I
I coaxed the cause of trouble forth ;
She murmured " Is my hut on straight?1
WookB flow, she was my wedded wife ;
Tho oarringe stood beside lho gnto
To bear us to our dour new homo,
My joy wns quite Intemperate.
I'whispered low, " my love, my own ?"
As forth wo fared in bridal state,
With eyelashes nil wet with toars
Sho answered " is my hat on straight I
I to versos dimmed thoso early yours.
My downfall was preccpitatc,
I gently broko tho news to hor,
My angel wifo and loving mute.
Our little nil wns nt tho dogs
Ami wo should have to emigrate.
Sho tru.-tingly mado answer brave,
With contldcnco for nny fnto.
' 'You'll make another fortuno dear,
Uui. toll me, is my hut on st might f"
Sho snatched our baby fromlts death
Upon nn engine's path irate :
Sho spoko a speech with much npphuiso
Upon the day wooolobrato;
She singlohanded warnod nnd tired
A serving man intoxicate.
But after ovory feat supremo.
Whon I my prldo would Intimate,
My heroine would always say ;
"How nice! Hut is my hat on straight?
A woman !   Dear to Ond und man,
What alls your graceful littio pate?
Why Is that sweot, delightful Itut
So iiltiicult to navigate t
Knowledge of good and evil you
Kre you were summoned to vacate,
Snatched at, in Kitcn and secured
With penalties commensurate.
Hut will yon never, never know,
From now Mil beauty's doom and dnto,
Past peradvontiu'oof a doubt,
Wliothoryou have your hat on straight I
���|A. h. Townsoml.
Iron and Ret! flair-
Red hair is caused by a superabundance
of iron In the blood. This it is that imparts tlio vigor, the elasticity, the great
vitality, tho overflowing, thoroughly healthy
animal lifo which runs riot through Uio
veins of thc ruddy-haired, and this strong,
sentient animal life js whnt renders them
more intense iu nil their emotions than their
more languid foi low-creatures, Tho excess
of irou js also the cause of freckles on the
peculiarly clear, white skin which always
accompanies red hair.
So Disappointment
Can nrise from the use of the groat .sure-pop
corn euro���Putnam'B Painless Com Extractor. Putnam's Extractor removes corns
painlessly ir, a fow days. Tnke no substitute.   At druggists.
The Lireest Diamond in the World-
The magniliocnt diamond discovered the
- .   .. other   day  at  Jagersfontein mine, in tho
wedding presents. It is a long voyage to Oraugo Free State, is uot merely larger
reach them. As nearly as I remember our, than previously recorded diamonds-it
way led from Manitoba through Nova Scotia ; jeavef. a\\ othera far behind. It is described
and Now Brunswick down to tha West; by the Itov. John Raid, in Cood Words, as
Indies. I know I noticed Jamaica ami tbo ��� A a pur8 bluo-whlte color and is stated to
Windward Islands beforo wo nutorod J weign W07I caratB, Hie expected to
Queensland. Our coursa then lay through I Cllt, WIC0 t|le n\.ia 0f, ',e finest stone hitherto
Malta,   Cyprus   aud   Mashonaland,    and   known���lliatis, tho Do Beers mine diamond,
presently wo entered tho  agitated   rogion 	
Whnt wore they *    What woro thoy not!
I don't think  I noticed  a ������riiliron   or   a
which was found iu 1388 by a native who
was caught in the net of attempting to conceal it. Its weight wns \2>\ carats iu the
rough, and it measured H inches through
tho longes1* uxis nnd \\ inches square.
When cut, it waa reduced to 228-J  carats
Miss Jessie Ackerman, au English torn,
poranco mUsinnury, was recently the
heroine ofa novo! adventure, Whilo returning from Australia to Singapore the
steamer stopped two day* among tlio pearl*
ini* licet on the groat pearling grounda of
tlio world, whero 1,300 men are working.
Here Miss Ackerman put on a diving dtoss
and went down sixty feet to tho bed of the
ocean where aho saw fnr hersolf tho mode of
operations and viowed the wonders of tbe
Farmer llrushfeiicp���" Ifaouw did old
Pothook over* pay thet heavy  doctor's bill
ho ran up nil winter''" Farmer Hoeoorn���
" He got the doctor  to 0.01110 out all' bo ml
with him for a week '-his summer," I
scrubbing-brush, but surely everything olso am* ffM valued only at ��3,000, ou "account
wanted by a young couple who huve just ( 0f jt* yellow color. What tho Jagersfontein
committed matrimony is to be found in I 8to���c [gWOrth no ono can aayet aay.
thoso two galleries.    Tho useful, from din* I  �����.	
ner plates to umbrellas (an ex tensive assort-1 Our Old Fire (Jomnanv-
ment of theso), tho ornamental from ilia-1 v
monds to drawings. Ono drawing, by tho1 "That was n gay old company that we
way, ahould rather he classed among the, belonged to, Joe, away back in 08, when
usorulprosentsittwasabankoliei|uo,druw'i you *-��<l I '-*���>��� with the machine. Do you
fnr a thousand pounds. Carriages, Louis ��� remember that big fire in Hotel Row, one
Quimu furniture, albums, silver plate, outs* fwwlng night, when fifteen poople were
lory, china, books (uot many), and bijout- J PulW out of their burning rooms and came
erio und hrica-brnc galore. 1 did not boo down the ladder in their night-olothea j and
much of tlm jewellery ; the ladies held tho how-Wok* Greene brooght down two ���kills'
whole line of tho jawel-eaivs in immense. ��t once-one in his arms, tlio other slung
force, lho attendants vainly cried com* t0 ������'*��� ���-*������-���*��� Poor 'Uiok't Ho got the
maiidnigly and imploringly, �� Pass along ���' ontarrh dread I ll Ily, from so much exposure,
keopmovingi"ihcy would not move, thoy cfl(l -*"'1 suffered from it fivo yoars or more. We
not pass ; thoy scorned glued to tho jewel thought once lie wns going In consumption,
oases, and gloated, What wondrousstoreof �������'����� '-��-. finally, he heard of Dr, Sago i
diamonds, rubles, emeralds, sapphires, and , Catarrh Itemedy, ami trie I it, and it cured
ull mnmioi* of precious ato/ioi,Hvt in i iaras, | him up as sound as a Hint, I tell you, Joe,
rivieres, miokhoos, hroouhes, pins, rings, that catarrh remedy is a groat thing. It
nnd nme jewel-- those cases emit nine. I, I may   snvoil as grind a man mid ua bravo a fireman
nt say, for 1 did not sec
Neither did I s
I prosiime I did not son it fur tho samo
reason that mado tho Spanish licet Invisible ; bocnuso it wns not In sight. Probably it hn-1 not, arrived. I pondered som o
what ns to tho utility of such a carriage e-
n land of weeping winters ; but anyhow in
will he as useful as three-fourths of thit
wedding presents here, and, judging from
tho engraving und description in tho ������Witness," as beautiful na any, I sidled and
struggled on down the hu-jh barrier in the
long gallery, past the carriages, chairs nnd
tables, the eandnluhru ami tho coal oil
lamps, past a long range of screens, largo
and small, in glass and in brass, iu gold
aud iu satin, ami in number onnugh to bide
all the doings of a large household, and to
shut out even tbo flereo light that boats
upn i a throne. And so past tho blockaded
jewel cases and the books and the vortn [
and��� gladly��� onco more into tho oool
gnrden-ooiirt under tho cool gray sky, to
refresh myself with a few square yards of
nature nfti-r n good furlong of art and artifice. And wlio shall deny mo a quiet oup
of tea after nil I have gone through for the
readers of your paper ." I mnst come
again tu see, and talk about, tho mora
permanent contents of tho Imperial Insti-
). V. V.
as over trod sho loather,
"'Ihit remains to ho seen," as the boy
aaid when ho spilt the Ink on the table*
Qualify ina: for a Ms. Editorship.
A minister of one of the large chapels in
Birmingham hud preached a vory good sermon, and was on bis way home, when he
met a boy iu his bestclothes.
" Good morning, my boy," Baid ho, " and
how did you liko tho service this morning ?"
" I liked the singing and all the rest
except tbe eermou,   said the boy.
*' Why did you not like the sermon V
said the minister ; " that was really the
best part of all."
" Perhaps so, for people who like sermons
taken out ofa book. I have a book at home
in which there is nearly every word of your
" Now, my boy," aaid the minister, seriously, ���* 1 do not want any made-up
I am auro it ia true," aaid tbe boy; "I
think I have got tbe book n my pocket now.
Yea, here it is;" and he produced the book.
The minister took it and opened it, when
he found on the first pago the word " Dictionary."
Worth While.
Illseasycnougli to ho pleasant
Whon lifo Hows along like u sonx,
Hut the man worth whilo Is tlio on j who will
lonov. ���_
For tbo test cf the heurt is tronlile.
Aud It, always comes with the years.
And lho smile that Is worth  the   prnlsos of
U the -inib* that shlncx throui'h tears.
it [sonsy onough toboprudont
When nothing luninls yon tn stray ;
When wit hou! or within no voice of sin
Is luring yonr -.qui nwav
Hut it Is only a negativi* vlrtuo
Until It Is tried by lire.
And lho lifo thut is worth the honor of oarth
Is thc one that resists doslro.
Ily tho cynic, thn snd, the fallen.
Who hnd no strennlh for tho strife,
The world's highway i�� cumbered lo-dny;
Thoy mnko up the Item of life.
Hut t tie vlrtuo that c iniiuor-* "Mission,
And tnOBOrrow that hides lu n smite.
It Is these that   uro worth the   homnge ot
For we lind thom but onco Inn while.
-(Kiln Wheeler Wilcox,
An Important Scientific Discovery-
Nervilino,   lho   latest  discovered  pain
remedy, may safely challenge the world for
u substitute   thnt  will  as  speedily  and
Croinptly check inflammatory action. The
ighly penetrating properties of Nerviline
make it never failing in all cases of rheumatism, neuralgia, erampi, pains in the back
and sido, headache, lumbago, etc. It possesses marked stimulating aud counter
irritant properties, nnd at onco anbilut-s nil
inflammatory action. Ormand ft Walsh,
druggists, Petorboro', write : " Our customers speak well of Nerviline." Largo
bottles 2.r- cents. Try Norvilino, tho grout
nternal and external pain cure. Sjld by
II druggista and country dealers.
S'oing is not always believing. For in-
Btanco, wo seo liars frequently.
Dr. Harvey's Southern Red Tine lor
coughs and colds is tho most reliable nmi
perfect cough medicine in the market For
nlo everywhere.
A, P. 67(1.
Tho Wealth
of Health
��� Is in Pure Rich
Blood; to enrich
the blood is like
putting money out at interest,
Of Pure Horwegian Cod Liver Oil
and Hypophosphites
posseses blood enriching properties in
a remarkable degree. Are you all run
down /"Take Scott's Emulsion. Almost
as Palatable as Milk. He sure and
get the genuine.
Prepared oalf by Kcott k Donne, HeIIctIU*.
IMPROVED control Toronto Propnrtios to
exchange for form lands.   Money to loan.
Bi-atly, Hlarkftlnrk. .V��l-lff A ChadwIrk,
58 Wellington Street E., Toronto.
rpKACHKRS doldprScholnrs can mnko
J money canvnsslnu tor "Fnrmors' Friend
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M. unprecedented fasllltloa lor acquiring a
thorotiKh knowlodgo of Cutting in all it*
brancnes; also ngents for the McDowell Draft*
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Elootrlcal Supplies. Hell Outfits, &c. Ito-
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Experimenters'Suppliesand Hooks.
35 Jk 37 Adelaide St. w��� Toronto
manufacturers ok
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stamps, Stumps of every description.
loklriiiSiml fTcst, loninlo.
Write for Circulars.
rlila now I want to bow
nnd say
'Thank You���
I was badly affected with
Morn., covering almost
tho whole of one sldenf
my fneo, nearly to the VJ M****' -Pa-sley.
top of iny lu'iid. I.'ininii-;* sores dischnrtrcd
from both enra. My eyes were very bad, the
i-y--litlH no korro It wns pnlnful opening or
closing them. For nearly n yonr I wns deaf.
J went to tbo hospital nud had nu operation
performed for tho removal ot n enlnract from
one eye.  Ouo day my sister brought ine
Hood's Sarsaparilla
which I took, and grnibmlly bogaii to feel better and stronger, and slowly the sores on my
eyes nnd 111 my oars healed. I can now hear
nmi see us well ns l1 vor." Mra. A-iianha Taih-
i.i-v, 17U l-aiiilor Street, Newliurj-h, N. Y.
��� ARonts ovorywhoro.
3"tJ''"?''''ow0,11111"1"* *,oon rorolorly mini
our Joiht Simp., o iK|5 (f0r"r��vJn i��15
yoiirm l(thuy Inul nol liomi (Kioill Tiu, iuuilo
im; not fuolHmid ilo not contlnuo to burKooda
nnliiaa thoy nro sntiafuotory.
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���     For Circular Address,
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Bloat be thn tic wo buy,
Though it cost but half n dol!art
If it In- not tho ambition
Tu climb wny above our collar.
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Rubber Stamps
Queen City Rubber Stamp Works, Toronto,
Tbo I-navlll DcliomttiB oiip
porn will inko thom off with less
trouhlo und loss pnln thnn any
other wiiy.
Send for clrculnr giving price,
Oil CraU Htreet, Manireal.
" I inherit some tendency to Dyspepsia from my mother. I suffered
two years in this way; consulted a
number of doctors.   They did me
no good. I then used
Relieved in   your August Flower
and it was just two
days when I felt great relief. I soon
got so that I could sleep and eat, and
I felt that I was well. That was
three years ago, and I am still first-
class. I am never
Two Daye.    without a bottle, and
if I feel constipated
the least particle a dose or two of
August Flower does the work. The
beauty of the medicine is, that you
cau stopthe use of itwithout any bad
effects on thc system.
Constipation While 1 was sick I
felt everything it
seemed to me a man could feel. ** I
was of all men most miserable. lean
say, in conclusion, that I believe
August Flower will cure anyone of
indigestion, if taken
LifoofMlsorywitli Hidgrncut,   A.
M. Weed, "29 Belle-
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A well-known Berlin phyiioiatt Rl.tca :
"A lienlthy all niaoll
ia cholera-proof." K.
1). C. will roatore
yonr atomnrh to
healthy action .ml
fortify yon againat
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Mention Lhln paper.
Freo sample maileil to any arldresi.
for tale by theSawt Paul
A  Dt'MTTH  Kailroao
Com-ANT In Minnei-otii.  Send for Mapa and Circu***
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The High Speed Family Knitter
'     -       -        Will knit 10 (win M.-i-kr- pdr
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-ilnln circular knfllln-* inr-rlilriu
-Ml do, from homi'ii-un or f>c-
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fimiil-.- knlttiT mi tin* tnai'kr-i. A
chllil enn opi-ratult Btrunir,
tnmii-le, E-Imt-lo, Knr-lil. We
iriiHiftiitco ev-u-y mm-iii-m to do
\uml work. Hi-wart-��r ImliMtnni.
  genu ivunlrd.    Wrliu for par
Dirndis Knitting Mai-hint) Co., Dundti, Ontario.
To think that yon muat
wear  wide,   ill-looking
rthoea to hnvo mm fort.
Our   flhoo.1   aro   both
easy ami elegant
nico to look at
while in wear.
The J. D.  KING CO. Ltd.,
Come lo Cnnmlii't
Greeks! Exhibition
nnd b��'I mljii liii ii
Wl-U'li Imf- no ci|iml in tlio wrrlil.
Honor.** tho Inst 96 yoars, l-uri*-, l-hllndolphla.
Tdron onnd wherever exhibited.
Oppodlto HoHHin Wou-o.
Your iiiiichincry with etc., --tan-lard and
Machine Oil
Wo will k'i vn a mill itanl Ul rownrd to any*
ono bringing mt ������r.-tii of other oil being
Hold as our peei'loBS machine oil,
None genuine except from package*
bearing mil brniid. uml one name, nnd sold
only by reliable mid regular dealer**.
Solo manufacturors,
Best in the World!
Get the Genuine!
Sold Everywhere!
Royal   Dandelion   Coffee.
Hlll.i: MANI/FAortlHIitlH,
3 HAY HT.,
From all Stations In Ontario, Hotuni Rntcs to
Beaton     )
SBo8o!SU) $39.00
York ton   ;
Oalgary   *i
Prlnoe      J
Edmonton    $4(" QO
AUO. 16. return until OOT. ir,
AUO, 22,        "     "        OCT. 22
HEP*.   6.        "      "        NOV. 6
l'artloa tickotina; from otlmr poluta should
arr ngo to arrive, ot Toronto in timo to con
neotjwith tho lOtlop.m. truin   on above-
da tea. THE  COMOX
Agricultural and Industrial Association
JoSKl'H McPHIK, Courtenay, ��� President.
A. Um-niAHT.Comox,first Vice-President.
KobhrtUranT, Union, 2nd Vice-President.
Wm. Dcncan, Sandwick, ��� ��� Treasurer.
M. Wihtsbv, Courtenay   -   ���   Secretary,
John- mVndbUi, Sandwick.
Jan. McKim, Courtenay.
Alkx Mi'Mii.i,a\, Denmanlsland.
3. J. Pikrcy, Sandwick.
Okoiuii Hbatmf.rhki.i-, Hornby Island.
Wm. Robb, Comox.
Anon, Mn.i man, Sandwick.
Autioi.k I-���ivome.,
This Society shall be called The Comox
Agrioultral and Industrial Association.
Articlk II,���Object,
Seo. 1.���It shall be tlio object of this association to enoourago tho cultivation of the
toil and tha general development of all
the agricultural resources ol the district.
Sec. 'J. ���To foster every branch of mechanical und household arts calculated to increase
tho happiness of home.
Sec. 3,��� To  extend and  facilitate  tha
various branches of milling, mining, fishing,
and all industries, whether commercial
Articlk Hit���Mime,
Sea. 1.��� Tho names of all members shall
lie registered in a book kcot by the Secretary tor the purpose and the annual fee of
membership shall lie S2.f>G which sliall also
entitte members lo compete for prizes of
the association without any charges or eu
trance fees.
Sec, 2,���-Any person may become a member
for life by the payment of $25. (twenty-five
Sec. 3.���Any person being a member of
this association shall be eligible to office,
entitled to vote, receive a printed copy of
the constitution and such other matter as
the association may publish, and have free
admisssion to all tho exhibitions of the
Article IX,���Officers.
Sec. 1.���The oflicen of the association
shall consist of a president, two vice-presi<
dents, a secretary and a treasurer, who
with 8 others shall constitute a board of 13
directors, At any meeting of the board
tive shall constitute a quorum.
Sec. 2.���At tin-meeting of organization
under this constitution there shall bo elected by ballot eight directors and the officers
mentioned in Seo. 1 of Article IV who shall
constitute the first board. Tho association
at its annual meeting thereafter shall elect
the full board of l'i directors,who upon their
first meeting, shall elect from their own
number the other ollieers of the association.
The officers and directors shall hold ollico
until the first of November following their
election. Tho board may HI! any vacancy
occurring in tbe hoard of officers.
Seo. 3,���The board of directors shall meet
on tlio first Tuesday of April and October
each year, and oftener, if necessary,
Article V.���Duties of Officers,
Sec  1.���Duties of Ihe  President,    The
J (resident ahall preside at all meat-
ng��, of the association and board and
shall at tho written request of five members
of thc board call special meetings, shall appoint all committees not otherwise ordered,
shall voto only at election of officers and in
case of a tie, and sign nil financial and official documents or papers emanating from
the secretary and not othor -vise provided
for, and shall havo a general snpervlilon of
all matters pertaining to the intoiests of
the association ami its affairs. In the absence of tho president and vice-presidents
the association may choose a chairman viva
voce, unless voting by ballot be required by
two or more members.
Sec. 2,������Duties of the Secretary. The
secretary shall ccmtiict tho enrrepond-
enoo of tho association, keeping In] a
separate book copies of all letters addressed
to the association, holding the same free to
the inspection of auy mombor of the association at any rogular mooting of the
Sec. 3 ���lie shall nominate his assistant
secretary, such nominee to bo sanctioned
by tho board. He shall receivo and file all
letters addressed to the board. He shall
attend alt meetings of the association and
the board, keeping a full record of each In
a soparatu book and shall, if required, furnish a copy of such proceedings for publication. Ho shall prepare And publish all
notices of meetings, prepare and sign all
gratuitous or complimentary cards, or tickets
of adinissiou, shall csmitcrsign all diplomas,
certilieat. a of merit, etc., awarded by the
association and forward the same to their
respectiyo claimants. He shall koep tho
seal ami all plates, dies, engraving, etc.,bo-
longing to the association, aud snail cause
tn be tttruok therefrom such medals and
Impressions as may from time to time bo
required. Ho shall have charge of all specimens, moulds, plates aud books, seals, etc.,
arrange, prepare or distribute the same
under the direction of the board. He shall
reoeivo all monies duo or payable to the association, pay tho same over to the Treasurer, la'* lug hiB receipt for the same, shall
hold all bonds filod Iiy tho ollieers for the
faithful performance of thoir duties and all
vouchor* for overy ol-w of expenditure. He
shall o'nintorsigii all drafts ordered by lho
Board or Finance I 'nmtnittoo and record tbe
iiaim-H of Lifo or Annual members in a book,
kept for that purno-*o,in alphabetical order,
and shall al the annual members' mooting
of each year pruparo a tabular statement
of the rnoflipts nnd expenditure of the as-
mnd.it on, and plaou the same in tha hands
of tho oom nit ten on print im- for publluallon;
and when reuuirod present the samo to tho
board. Ho snail prepare nit reports ti bo
nude by tin- board to tho asiioclatiou and
perform snob other duties as ilic association or the bmird may require, and for his
lervlcos ho shall receive suoh compensation
as the b i r 1 shnll docido to pay
Soo. 4. ��� DlUitt of the TrcaHUter. The
Ti'oiiuii'ni- hIu.1i receipt, for all monies
received from tho hands of tho Secretary or nny other person, shall disburse
the same, when audited and allowed by llu
Finance Committee, on any order from the
Secretary, but this provision shall not apply
to tbe promiuins on the fair grounds. Rut
bo m iy thnn pay demand* against the association when satisfied of their justice.
He shall also hold in trust all bonds, notes,
doedsor evidence of debt or poBseiision bo-
longing to the association and shall transfer,
invo.it. or dispose of tho same only
by direction of tho association
by written order of the board. He
ihvll nominate! his assistant treasurer,
inch nomluee to bo sanctioned by the
board. Ho shall, bofore entering upon the
dull is of his ollico, file with tho Secroaiy a
bonl Ur: iho faithful performance of his
duties, 3-id bond to bo approved by the
board an 1 to be In a sum equal to tli-** com-
blued amount of funds on hand in the estimated revenue of the year, ilo shall at
each ami a' meeting make the board a do.
tailed ri'jO-i of all his doings during the
year, for wind, service ho shall receive such
compensation us the board hIuiII from time
o tlmo docido io pay.
Sec. &,��� Ditties Of (Al Board of Directors.
|!,tuid of  Directors shall  have  the
general financial management of the affair
of the association in the interim of annua
meetings. They shall fill vacancies occurring between the elections and make the
necessary arrangements and preparations
for all meatlngs, fain, exhibitions, etc.
The board shall also have power to make its
own by-laws (not inconsistent with this
constitution) and arrange the place of hold*
ing its own meetings.
Article XL���Standing Committee.
Sec. I .���Committee on Finance shall oon
���ist nf three members of the board 'to ba
elected at the first meeting of the board
after tho general election, whose duty It
���hall be to audit the Treasurer's and Secretary's accounts, to examine snd approve
all bills before they are paid, to nave a
general supervision of the finances of tbo as*
sociation and report their doings In lull to |
the hoard when called upon to do so.
Seo, 1���-AU other committees necessary
for the general management of the association shall ba nominated by the president
and approved by the board of directors.
Article VII,��� Donations and Bequests.
All donations, bequest* and legaciei to
this association designed by their donors
tor any particular purpose embraced within
the objects of this association shall be with
strict fidelity so applied, the name of each
donor, together with the description and
amount of suoh donation and the object for
whioh it is designated, shall be registered in
a book kept for that purpose.
ARTtCLK VIII.��� Meetings and Exhibitions,
Sec. 1.���The association shall hold an annual exhibition at or near the village of
Courtenay or oftener if the board deem It
Seo. 2.���The election of directors and officers shall be held on the day next previous
to tha annual exhibition ; notice of the time
and place shall be given by the board and
tmbllshed two weeks ina newspapercircu-
ating in said district.
Sec. 3.���All officers and directors of the
association shall be eleoted by ballot, and
the duties of tho new board shall commence on the first of November of each
Sec. 4.���Special \Metting*. No special
meeting shall be called but upon two weeks'
notloa given and published in somo newspaper circulating in tho district of Comox,
u6r without a request signed by at least
ten members.
Seo. 5.��� It shall not be admissible for any
member to vote by proxy In any meetings '
t   m ji.     i 'i win     ii
of this association or at Its board of directors.
Seo. fi.���Quorum. At any meeting of this
association ten members shall constitute a
Article IX.���.Amendment*.
Sec. 1.���Amendments must be presented
in writing at an annual meeting when if
agreed to by three-fourths of thu members
present shall be adopted.
Article X.��� Voting.
Members only whose dues are fully paid
���hall be allowed to vote at any meeting of
the association after the first meeting.
Artici.k XI.
This constitution 'shall take effect from
and after its adoption.
hlbitor, shall bo entered inajbook kept for
that purpose, and a card, the exact duplicate
of the one in the Society's book, snail be
attached to each exhibit, with the uame'of
the exhibitor omitted and left blank until the Judges have given their decision,
when the Secretary or his assistant shall
write tho name of the successful exhibitor
All Exhibits must be in the show-yard
and buildings, not later than 9.30 a. m., of
the exhibition, after which time the gates
will be closed and nothing admitted.
No Exhibits will be allowed to be re
moved from the grounds until tbe olose of
the show.
Entries.���Tho fair grounds wilt be open
for the reception of all exhibits one day before the commencement of the fair and any
exhibit may Im forwarded to the Secretary
or his assistant, but in no oase will such exhibits ba brought on the grounds and
placed on exhibition except by and at the
expense of the owner or his authorized
Feed for [Stock.��� All feed for stock'
will have to be provided by the  exhibitor. -
Thero will In hay and   feed on the ground  of tho faot and Inviting them to act.
for sale, should any exhibitor desire to buy      The judges shall report to tha Secretary
it. on the grounds.
Th. CUM, ...Hon ,���d members ol ...ry  . ���*��� |WJ fflukl" Wf'�� "�� 0|***
exhibit, together wilh the p.m. ol the ext I'" "I*"*1* hl* ������"" l>a '- "^btlrn.	
Kxhibitora will at ,11 time, -ire the necea-
sary peraotiftl Attention to wnatover they
may nave on exhibition and ,t the oloae of
the ahow take entire charge of the aan.e.
Though the direotora will take every reasonable precaution to ensure the aafety of
exhibit., they wish it to be distinctly un-
deratood that the owners themselves must
take the riak of exhibiting them. Should any
exhibit be accidentally injured, loat or
stolen the directors will give all the assistance in their power towards the reeovery
of the same but will not make any payment
for the value thereof.
JnnoBS AND Tmkik Duties.���The judges
will be appointed by the board of direotora
and will receive a notice informing them
The judgea may distinguish auch animal.
or exhibits aa they may consider deserving
of notice, but which have not received a
prize,by ticket with the worda Highly Com
In th, absence of competition in any
section, or, if the stock orarticles exhibited
be of inferior quality, the judges are instructed to award only such premiums as,
they think the exhibit deserving of. They
will exercise their own discretion as to
whether tbey will award First, Second,
Third or any premium. Each award muat
be written in a plain, careful manner oo
the blank page opposite the number of the
Protests am. At-i-EAts.���All protests or
appeals must be in writing and must state
Slainly the cause of complaint and shall be
elivered to the President or Secretary
within two houra after the judgea have
given their deciaion upon the animal or exhibit in question. Any difficulty or protest iu respect to the awarding ot prizes io
any of the departments shall be referred to
tho propel committee of the Board over that
department, who shall have full power to
adjudicate upon the aame and report their
deoiaion to the Board for approval aud such
approved decision shall he final.
The sum of two dollars shall be aepoatit-
ed with Secretary in each eaae of proteat
or appeal, the aame to be forfeited if the
appeal Ihi not .sustained.
It shall be obligatory on exhibitors to
ilisplay th, prize ticket, affixed by th,
judgea. Anyone refusing to do ao ahall in-
our the forfeiture of hia premium. , ��� ���	
Admission tu thk fa.k oikhjnds.��� The 1 them one month prnv.ous to the ahow
entry ticket, upon animal, or article, will
admit the peraon bringing them to th,
allow grounda for exhibition along with
auch animala or articlea without the um of
any other ticket. Afterwards auch partita
muat be provided with , proper adroiseion
The treasurer will be prepared to commence paying the premiums at 1.30 p. m.
and pa. ties who shall have prize, awarded
to them are particularly requeat��d to
apply for them before leaving the ahow
Should there not be funds enough on
hand to pay prizea in full, they will be paid
The following ohargea for entrance will
be made to resident* of th, district who
are not members:
For cattle, aheep, horses and pigs 81
All other entries fifty cents eacn.
Non-residents, who are not members,
will be admitted to exhibit by paying th,
full membership fee.
Any person handling or taking any exhibit that does not belong to them will be
prosecuted according to law.
All applicative for entries must be in
hands of the secretary three clear daya
previous to the show
All articles of field, garden or dairy produce must be lione. Hele tho productions
of the exhibitor and* must be grown or
made that yoar and exhibitions of stock or
article, of manufacture of every kind are
eligible for entry for prizes only by th,
owner or authorized agents, and owned by
CLASS. 1ST.   .
1.   Bull, three yeara old and upwards 97 60
ft       "two        do do  4 00
.1.       "   one do do  3 00
4.       "   Calf   2.'iO
6. Bred Cow, in oalf or milk r. 00
0.   Heifer, two yeara old 4 00
7. "     ono        do            3 00
8. "     Calf  260
 ^M In.
Bull, three yeara old and upwarda 97 60
"   two do do   4 00
'*   one do do   3 00
"   Calf   2 60
Best bred Cow, iu calf or milk  6 00
Hotter, two year, old  4 00
"      one       do         3 00
"      Calf   2 60
I. 1st,
Bull, three yean old and upwarda $7 60
"   two do do   4 00
"one dl do   3 00
"   Calf   2 60
Bred Cow, in oalf or milk  6 00
Heifer, two year, old  4 00
"      one        do   H 00
���'      Calf   2 60
Meat Milch Cow 34 01
"   Heifer, two years old    3 00
"  Helfer.one       "       2 60
"  Calf  2 00
"  Beef Animal  4 00
"   Yoke Work Ox,n  6 00
Stallion, Thoroughbred 17 60
Mare, with foal at foot         If"
Colt, two years old   2 00
"   one do       2 Ofl
"   Sucking  1 60
Draught Team  4 00
1. Stallion, Thoroughbred (7 60
2. Brood Mare, with foal at foot  4 60
3. Colt, two years old  2 00
4. "   one do   2 00
6.       "   Sucking  160
0. General Purpose Team  4 00
1. Stallion, Thoroughbred 97 60
2. Mare, with foal at foot  4 00
3. Colt, two yeara old  2 00
4. "oue do  2 00
6. "   Sucking  160
II,   Span Carriage Horses  3 00
7. Buggy Horse  2 00
8. Saddle Horse  2 00
II.    Ladios'Saddle Horso  2 00
10.   Walking Horse  2 00
division r.
1. Ram, one year old and upwarda, pedigreed f S OO
2. Two Ewes, two shears and over.  3 OU
.1.   Two Ewes, shearling,  2 60
4. Rain Lamb  2 00
5, EweLamb  2 00
1. Ram, one year old and upwarda, pedigreed S3 00
2. Two Ewes, two shears aud over  3 00
.'1.   Two Ewes, shearlings  2 60
4,    Ram Lamb  2 00
6.   Ewe Lamb  2 00
1, Ram, one year old and upwarda, pedigreed 9,1 00
2. Two Ewea, two shears and over  3 00
3. Two Ewea, shearlings  2 60
4, Ram Lamb  2 00
6. Ewe Lamb  2 00
1. Ram, one year old and upwards, pedigreed 93 00
2. Two Ewea, two aheara and over......	
3. Two Ewes, shearlings      	
4. Ram Lamb  	
6.   Ewe Lamb	
1. Two Ewea, two aheara and over	
2. Two Kwes, shearlings     	
3. Rain Lamb    	
4. EweLamb  	
Division i>.
3 00
.. 2 60
.. 2 00
.. 2 01)
.92 60
..2 00
.. 2 Ml
. B 00
Boar, one year old and upwarda	
Hoar, under one year old.... 	
How, over one yoar old      	
How, under one year old  	
 94 0)
.. 3 90
.... 4 00
  3 00
1. Boar, ono year old and upwards ��� 94 00
2. Boar, under one year old 3 00
3. Sow, over ono year old  ,  4 00
4. Sow, under ono year old  3 00
1. Boar, ono year old and upwarda 94 M)
2. Boar, under one year old  3 00
3. Sow, over ono year old  4 00
4. Sow, under ono year  3 00
1. Boar, one yoar old and upwards 94 00
2, Boar, under one year old  3 00
ft,   Sow, over one year old  4 00
4.   Sow, under ono year.. :  3 00
cla 1st.
1. Boar, ono year old and upwarda $4 Oil
2. Boar, under one year old....... 1  ,1 00
3. How, over one year old  4 00
4. Sow, under oue year  3 00
1.   How, with litter
__^^^^_  93 00
2. Sow, one year old and upwarda  3 00
3. Two l'iga, under nine months  2 IK)
96 Ml
2 00
2 00
4 0.1
2 00
96 0O
3 00
3 00
95 00
3 00
4 OO
3 00
2 60
1 50
95 00
1 50
1 50
1 00
95 OC
1 60
1 50
1 00
3 00
95 00
1 50
1 50
1 00
1 50
1 50
1 50
2 00
1 50
1 00
1 00
92 00
2 00
1 60
1 00
1 00
92 00
1 60
1 CO
1 00
92 00
2 00
1 50
1 10
1 CO
92 Ml
1 50
I 00
1 00
93 OO
2 00
3 Ml
2 00
93 00
93 00
2 00
3 00
S3 00
2 Ml
3 00
93 00
2 till
92 00
2 ro
1 oo
Turkeya, trio I! %
Bronte Turkeya, trio  ��'
Ducka.trio  J0O
Spanish, trio  "J
Brahmas, trio, (White) ,'  J 00
Plymouth Rooks  ' ���
White Leghorn.  J 00
Brown Leghorns       ". 0��
Wyandotts  '��
Hamburga  ,l *J
Geeae, trio  I  ' JJ
Shanghais  J*
Houdana  * ���J
Black Minorca,  '00
Oame  JJ
Bantams  JJJ
BuffCoohins            J���
Partridge Coohina  |. JJ
Pair of Figeone  lm
CLASS. Ist- 2xd-
1. Butter, five 21b. roll         94 00        92 60
2. "      Firkin not less than 501be. in roll  4 00 3 50
3. "      packed, not less than 201bs... .... 4 00 2 50
4. Factory oheeae made in the Province, tobeexhib-
itfld by th, manufacturer.. 4 00 2 00
6. Dairy Cheeae made in the Province, to be exhib-
-   lad by the manufacturer., 4 00 2 00
0. Lo,fofbre,d J JJ        ��� JJJ
7. Plate print butter, not leas th,u.1lba 4 00 2 DO
class. lOT;r
1. llraoe Cabbage  ������������ ������       '-80 '5
2. Turnips,six \i
3. Carrots, six.. .. .. ..       '"
4. Parsnipa, six.. ..       ..   "     Ir
5. Onions,six..      '    .. .. ������       L".
0. Corn, (table) aix   '?
7. Beets, aix  "     7?
8. Celery, two  ..       ��
9. Lettuce, two.. ..   ������ ���'���iS
10. (squish, braoe of Hubbard.. .. -��� ''*
11. Pumpkins, brace of table..   ������ " in
12. Vegetable Marrow, six.. .. ������           <> ���' '.
13. Tomatoes, aix..          .. .. ������              " " ne,
14. Cucumbers, six...          ... ... ������ " i.
15. Cauliflower, brace of  ....   ��� ��� ij!
10. Rhubarb, six  '?
17. Rohl Rabbi           '��
18. Button Onions, quart          '**
1, One lluahel Fall  Wheat *j j���
B. ������ Spring Wheat J ���
3. " Barley        ������  ��� -i10
4. �� Oata, White 2 00
5. " Oate, Black >J <J
0. " Peaa, White * JJ
7. " Peaa.G.ay f ���
8. Half Bushel Early Rose Potatoes JJJ
0, " Beauty of Hebron J���
10. " Burbank Seedling             J JJJ
11. " Ohlllie.. .             JJ
12. " Late Rose....                ' J"'
13. " Any other variety ������ ���         JJJ
14. Three varieties of any other kind, one peck each...       ... 1 w
15. Ono bushel new variety (not before exhibited tn the 1 rtiv
ince)..  1 Ut)
18.   Turnips (Swedes), six      '���
17. Mangold Wurtzel (Globe), efx....       I"
18. " " (Long Red), aix.'...       '*'*
10.   Sugar Beete. six  	
20. Carrots (White), six  .... 	
21. "      (Red or Orange), aix  	
22. Corn, aix  	
2.1. BoloofHay  	
21. Timothy Seed, fifty pounds  	
25. Chevalier Borley  .... ,.'���������       ���.-"���".
28. Collection of Seed and Grain, not less than six kinds, and
live lbs. of each kind..
Half Bushel Rural New Yorker Potato	
" Stray Beauty    '"   	
" Bluo Bell " .... 	
" Kidney "       	
1 60
2 00
2 (0
3 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
Collection of Vegetables, 2 of each kind, and not
less than 10 kinds . 3 00
1. Gravenstein Applet, five        'J JJJ
2. Duchoaa of Oldenburgh, five  J ["J
3. Yellow Transparent, five....                             ��� ��� ���    ��� ! ���
4. Belhol.five             ....              ....                J JJ
6. Plate of any other Hnd, live .                               j ���
0. Golden Ruaaeta, five                               ' JJ
7. Roxhurry Ruesets, five                            J J"*
8. Baldwins, fivo            JJ
11. Norther.. Spy, five           J ""
10. King of Tompkins, fivo         JJ
11. Seek no Further, five           ' JJJ
12. Spitzonburgh, fivo          ....           ...              ��� ���           " ! JJJ
13. Greenings, live                        JJ
14. Blue IWnisin, fivo            JJ
15. FourLargeat              JJ
III. Alexander, five                        ffl
17. Maiden's Bltwli, five         ' ���
18. Hydo'a King of the Weat, five            * <"
10. Balsa S edliog, five           ' '"'
20. Wealthy, fivo                    ' ���
21. Plato of any othor kind  ' ���
22. Harriett Pears, five          ....             J JJJ
23. Beurro D'Anjou Peara, five  JJ
21. Any othor variety Peaia, live  J JO
25. Souvenir du Congresa Pears  [00
20. Winter Nellie Pears, five  J 00
2*. Finnish Beauty, fivo  J JJ
28. Idaho Pears, five  'JJJ
29. Any other kind, five  JJJ
30. Dessert Plums, six  J JJ
31. Preserving Plums, aix  J JJ
32. Imperial Gage, six " " i JJ
.1.1. Em Pluml, six  [ JJ
.14, Cob's Golden Drop Plume, six  J JJJ
35, Magnum Bonum Pluma, six  J JJJ
.16. Collection of Plums, aix of each kind  J JJ
37. Graoea (Light), three bunches. ���  ] OO
.18. Gropea (Dark), three bunches     1 00
30. Peaoboa, Alexander, aix  1 Ml
40. Peaches, Early Crawford, six  J 00
41. Peaohce, any othor kind, six  100
1, Aasortment of Harness and Saddlery, made In the l'roviiico.94 's)
2, Collection of Horseahoes  I 5(1
3. " Soap  3 Ml
4. Cooking Stovo, mado in Provinoe  3 Ml
6. Parlor Stove,       " "         200
0.    MarbloWork,     " "         JJ
7. Doors and Window         JJJ
8. Furniture, "       "        J JO
0.    Flour, "       "         2 50
1".    Assortment of Bonis nud Slwcs, made in Province  I 00
11.    Oatmeal, nisde ii. Provinoe  2 r>u
Graham Hour, inailc in  Province  2 50
91 Ml
I 00
1 00
91 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
90 50
91 5.)
1 60
1 110
1 CO
1 Ofl
1 Ml
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
90 611
82 60
1.1.    Best lncubaui'r anil Brooder in operation ~. ���  ���  I "U
1. Collection of Plant, in Flower, grown in pots or boxee 92 00
2. Four Fuohaias, in pots or boxes   1 50
3. Bouquet, for Table  1 00
4. Bouquet, for Hand  1 00
5. Dahlias, six varieties, out flowers  1 00
0.   Floral Design  1 00
7. Collection of Paneies, 12 varieties, distinot  1 00
8. " Roses, cut flowers  1 00
9. " Oladiolaa, out flowers  100
10. " Picottee or Carnation  1 00
11. " Stocks, out flowera..      50
12. " Aatera,      "              60
13. " Zinnias,      "        60
14. Hanging Baskets, with plant or plants  1 00
15. Four Geraniums  1 00
If).   Specimen Geraniums      50
17. Collection of Sweet Peas  1 00
18. Specimens of Fuchsias        50
19. Collection of Annuals, out flowers      60
91 00
Exhibit of Honey, in comb .. ..       .. .
Collection of Bottled Fruit, home made, not less than aix
bottles  .1 00
Collection Jellies, home made, uot less than six jara.       ... 2 00
S. 1ST.
Assortment Crochet (cotton), six specimens 9100
Crochet tidy, cotton         1 00
"    Bedquilt        1 60
"   Tidy, worsted       1 00
"    Skirt 1 00
Child's Buggy Rug, worsted    1 00
Mats, Crocheted, wool       .. ..  1 00
Woolen Comforter..       ., .. ..  1 00
Gloves, Crocheted, wool. .. .. .. ... 1 00
Mittens,        do       do.. .. ..  1 OO
Wool Cap  1 00
Toilet Set  1 00
IIIVlBlll* P.
Child's dress        .... 	
Tablo cover...,   ..
Table scarf   ..
Piano cover       .... 	
Arasene Chenille cushion
Wool raised and plain work cushion.
Slippers  ��� 	
Toilet Sot
. 1 00
. 1 00
. 1 00
. 1 00
. 1 00
. 1 00
1 00
1 00
.  I 00
Division II.
Sot Undorclothing 91 00
Lady's Night Dross,  1 00
PillowSlips  100
Pillow Shams     1 OO
Six Button Holer  1 00
Stockings, Darned  100
Fancy Aprons, made by girl under 14 years  1 00
PillowSlips do do   100
Slips _^____^_^^^_^^___
Six Button Holes      do do   1 Ml
Stockings Darned     do do   I 00
Entries Positively Close S Oleav Days He/ore the Sleoir.   I
Division D,
. 1st.
Set Underclothing i 91 00
Lady's Wrapper   1 00
Child's Dress  1 00
Pillow Shams  1 00
Entries Positively (He.
ee 3 Clear Pays Before tht Show.
muslo* s.
 ^M 1st.
White 92 M)
Silk Patch-work  2 00
Patch-work Quill, cotton  2 00
Quilt, Worsted   1 00
Comforter, Quilted or Tied   1 00
Quilted Bedquilt  2 Ml
Home-made Coverlet  2 00
Division T.
I 1st.
Stockings, Wool SI Ml
" Knitted, Cotton   1 Ml
Toilet Set  1 Ml
Six Samples Knitting  1 00
Gents' Hooks, Cotton or Woolen  1 M)
Olovea  1 00
Mittens   I 00
Entries Pusit'evely Close .1 Clear flays lie/ore the Slain'.
illusion v.
I. 1st,
Home-made Rug 1100
Design In Hair Work (Wreaths)   I Ml
 I (HI
 I Ml
 I (10
.1.    Moss Work (Wreaths).     ^^^^^^^^^^
4,   Flowers, Feat hers	
6. "     Wax	
(I. "     Wool	
7. Fruit, Wax Collection	
8. Heed Work	
r*flfr.M Peesitirely Close .1 Cleetr flays Ite/w
1. Drawing, Pencil 	
2. "      Pen and Ink	
Water uolor	
Any othor kind.
The Produotion of Childron under 12 years
of age 1 50
. 1 00
. 1 M)
.. 1 00
..  I 00
2s l��.
"     Penmanship, ornamental, by boys and girls under
15 years 1 (10
Shells, Marino, Collection 200
9. Insects, Collection, native	
10, Minerals and Fossils, Collection, native
11. Animals and Birds, Collection of Stuffed,
IB, Collection of Photographs	
13. Birds, Canary  	
. 2 00
2 50
6 00
. 2 Ml
. 100
1 00
1 00
1 Ml
80 511
So so
8) 50
The Indian summer soft, aerene,
With landscapes rare,
Wilt shortly como upon tho scene,
And skies be lair.
The candidates for bailiff in the Town of
Alnwick, North  England, just beforo the
oloction ride in procession lu a linrso pond
near Ihetowii.ilisiiioiiiitanilstruggle through
tho mud and witter us liest thoy can.    They
are accompanied by a brass band and all the
population of tho town and neighborhood.
The custom dates from tlie limo of King
John, who visited the town in 12111. Tho
roads were very bad nud some of his hag-
UAite Wagons had to bn left in the mire. On
hiB arrival ho inquired who was respntisiblo
for the condition of tho roads, and lea iiing
that the l.aililfs woro to blame, ordered
Ihem lo In- seized and dragged through to
nearest po d. THE WEEKLY NEWS. OCT. 4, 1893.
Published  By M. Whitney &
Son.   Every Wednesday.
Courtenay, B. C.
Otto Year     1-00
Six Months    - ���!���-
Sin-*lo ropy     005
One inch por yoot $1200
,.    ..   miinth      1 SO
oitclith col   per year     2.*iU0
fourth       .'rfHIO
week, .. line     00 10
Local not icon, pur line         2(1
Notices of Births, Marriages and
Deaths. ;o cents each insertion.
No Ad vert is ment inserted for less than
jo cents.
��� vt-rti-*.ii�� Apont, 21 merchant*'
Exchange, San Francisco, is our authorized agent. Thia paper is Kept
on file in his office.
Writeday, Oct, 4, 1893
In looking over our bonks wc find that
many of our subscribers are in arrears,
some of them for many months. Newspapers can not be run on credit, and wc
must urtjc all wlio know themselves lo
be indebted to us to at once forward the
Our Local  Exhibition.
The first annual exhibition of the Coniox Agricultural and Industrial Association, which took place last Thursday was
an unqualified success. The number of
entries was 320, and were from all parts
of thc district, covering pretty much everything in the stock and general farming
line. The strong point in the exhibition
was the dairy competition, but every part
was very complete. The number in fit-
tendance at one time during the afternoon were so large as to make thc building which was 30 by 50 feet over crowded, while al the same time many were in
the yards viewing the stock.
There are always great difficulties to
be overcome in organizing an agricultural society and making arrangements for
the first exhibition.   Our case was not an
exception.   There had been many years
ago, before there had been given  to the
settlement the impetus ofa great mining
iiukistiy   in successful operation  in  its
neighborhood,   a   similiar  organization
which had met with disaster, and grave
duubts existed in thc minds of many of
lhe feasibility of the enterprise.    Besides
that there was thc record of the  old organization on file in the  Registry  Office,
and the Declaration of the  new society
could not  be received.    However,  with
the assistance of our  representative, Mr.
Hunter, who has proved himself a  useful
friend of thc society,  this difficulty  was
overcome.   Then there was the necessity
of canvasing   for members, an  onerous
labor, which was taken hold of by the
members of the board  of directors  and
pushed so successfully that a large number were   obtained.   Then  through  the
efforts of Air. Hunter a government grant
of $200 was obtained, and  special  prizes
were offered by that gentleman of the
value of $50, and $10 respectfully to encourage exhibits in cattle ard dairy lines
This paper published lhe prize list con
liiuifiusly for several weeks without charge
beyond the cost of  setting  up  the  type
for one issue, and the affairs of the society began to wear a promising look.   Still
there were no grounds, nor buildings, nor
money to purchase them.    The   Duncan
J-lius kindly loaned the use of their held
a very suitable place, at the junction of
the Courtenay and Tsolum Rivers in thc
outskirts of Courtenay, and a   temporary
building was quickly improvised.
The Show just past demonstrates that
while one day may answer for the exhibition, thai it is necessary to have all exhibits except live slock* actually delivered
al lhe exhibition (he day before in sufficient lime to he arranged under their prop
cr derisions, duly ticketed as received so
lhat early on the next morning the judges can make their awards before the public are admitted. This will prevent mis-
lakes and avoid confusion. Experience
shows that arrangements will have to be
made to prevent the handling or disturb*
ance of exhibits. The largeness of the
flfl-lir was unexpected and there is always
more or less crudencss to be cxpect-td in
the initiation ofany enterprise, but these
tire things thai but liulc detract from the
grand success of the Show of last week
and ���.���ill be remedied in future. Experience is a faithful teacher. So far as lhe
awards are concerned wc believe them
to have been given intelligently find in
all cases impartially. In matters of opinion there is always a wide diversity, but
in presenting exhibits for competition
one ofthe conditions is that the exhibitor
submits his exhibit to the judgment of
those appointed to act as judges. We
aicglad to know that with one or two
exceptions there was no "kicking" and
every one appears to be proud ofthe mag
niiicent display of farm stock, butter nnd
other products of the district.
The attendance of both our Dominion
and  Provincial representatives was cs-
pcci'illygratifying.   Mr. Hunter's efforts
n behalf of the association have already
ecu referred to.   Mr. Haslam became a
member while here, attended the annual
meeting and made many valuable suggestions, one of which was that we
should endeavor to cl-operate with the
Vancouver Island country societies with
a view to the importation of blooded
stock (the details of which he explained)
backing up his suggestion with $30
to aid the society in that direction.
ThB Many Nnrvlri-c lt-mdereil by llactarla
In the Law* of Ntit urn.
We are fortunate that only few bacteria, are disease producing; the grea-J
majority of therm are harmless and beneficent objects in nature. They are tha
principal agents or oxidation of organic
matter, and it is to them that we owe
the phenomena of fermentation and decay. They are the common scavengers
of the earth. Were it not for their constant and beneficent work the world
would Boon be choked tip with decaying aniinal and vegetable matter and all
thu higher orders* of life would perish.
But the infectious bacteria nave the
power of elaborating nitrogenous poison**,
known us ptomaines, and the question
whether zymotic diseases are produced
hy bacteria themselves or by the***}
ptomaines cannot iu our present In*
perfect state of knowledge, be unswi r$G
with certainty. In some cases, hu\f
ever, the disease seemB to come fruQ
organic poison. Thua tyrotoxieon,
whioh is the alkaloid produced by bacteria in the fermentation of milk, produces a t-omph-xtiH of symptoms in tbe
humun system nwt-iubJintr thoso ot chol-
ora infantum, so it is very probable that
tyrotoxieon is tho chemical irritant pro-
ilneing the disease What is true of
cholera infantum is perhaps also true of
typhoid fever and other tilth diseases,
but not at the same stage of life.
All bacteria feast upon organic matter,
and develop in great numbers in fermenting solutions of it. Their number is
gonerally approximately proportional to
the amount of impurity, and therefore
may represent the relative danger of potable waters. A water that contains a
large number of them should not be used
for drinking without first being boiled.
By boiling polluted water for half an
hour all thu infectious (but not the
hunulcssjbacteria in it will be destroyed.
If it is then filtered to remove the vegetable substances, and aerated to render
it potable such water can he used with
perfect safety for drinking, Since the
infectious bucteria are the agents of all
filth diseases, it should be the aim in all
sanitary analysis of water to determine
whether they have actual existence in
the water, or what answers the same
purpose, to determine the conditions
favorable for their development. When
evor a chemieal analysis reveals the
presence of sewage in a water its use
should bo discontinued for drinking,
without an expensive bacteriological ex
animation.���Engineering Magazine.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jo m
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
and freight may otTor
vo Victoria, Tuesday, a n. m.
"  Nanaimo for Coniox, Wednesday, 7 a. m
" Comox for Valdez leinml. ovey allernvto
Tinir-i-i.-iy T a. in-(Returning same day. J
LoftVO Comox for Nanaimo,      Fridays, 7a.m.
Nanaimo for Victoria,   Saturday, 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   Tabls   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. Trains run
on Pacific Standard lime.
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On Saturdays and Sundays
noturn Tlokota will iiu ir.-*-,-*.. botwoon all
���������limn fm* 11 fm-.* /uui a quarter, K��od for return not lator than Monday,
Itoturn Tlokets for 0110 and a halt ordinary
fare may lie purolltuod daily lo all points,
Kood for soven dais, Including dny of isBUi*.
No Hctiirn Tickets Issued for a faro and a
quarter Whoro tho single faro Is twonty-flvo
Through ratos hotwoenVlctorlaandComox.
President. Uen'l Ku-it.
Gen. Freight and Pasaonger AgL
All pprsotis driving over the wharf
or bridgeB in Comox district faster
than a walk, will be prosecuted according to law,
S. Oreeoh
Gov. Agent.
Mel'hee & Moore are getting in their
fall goods now.
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g���a ��
O    rt
G B Leighton
At the  Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and  Repairing
of ail kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A Haslam, Prop. Mill St., l,6uox35,Tel.l-8
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete stock ofKouyh and Dressed
Lumber always on hnnd; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, \\ itidows uuu
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawtug,Tui'uing
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,    White   Pine,     Redwood.
All orders accompanied with CASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Estell
Harbor and outside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W.  Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,  Wholesale
and Betail Dealer    in
E3T Largest Establishment of its kind.
1*24 Cordova St.      Vancouver,   B. C
J. W. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
Courtenay B. G,
John  Fraser
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
the Bay.
Also do a general
Teaming Business
Orders ma- be left at the CouK��nay
Hotel, or this office.
Ton an cordially iswttad  to attend on
Grand Fall Millinery Opening.
which takes place on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
Sept. 20, 21 and 22.
Sloan  &  Scott,
Commercial Street, Nanaimo,   B. C.
jaroea Abramso'Uiuo,,
is my Agent
i�� y����r l>i.trict. Any urdors you may be pleased to (rive him forth' repairing of Watches, Jewelery ot -�����., will receive prompt attention and
will be done in a workmanlike manner at the tow... poaaibu, charges
All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. My stock of Watches, Clocks,
Jowelerv, and Silver Plato will be larger than ever thia Fall and Winter.
Give me a call when in Nanaimo, If. It. Counter.
Vancouver furniture Warehouse,
Established 18711-
I,   WHARF   AND   FRONT  31
Established 1873.
         Also Hosier in        	
NaNAIMOB. C.    p. a-ii
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
s Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same mouey?
fiaper Raper & Oo.
Booksellers,     Stntiouers,
General  News   Agents.
Nanaimo. D. C.
Nanaimo Machine Worfc
Robert J, Iunborn'
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Niirsery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of tlircc and four year old
AJ*f-S-riB  T*R-EIEI3
Also Peril's Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,  shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
I. R. Gilchrist.,
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. O.
W. E. lie Cartney Chemist,
Paw Drugs Clu'inienU and Patent
Pliyslcana Prcsdptions anil nil order. Itll'd
with euro nnd dlspntcll. P. 0. box U
Geo. Bevilockway,
J-    Red House    -<-
Commercial st-    **   Nanaimo. B. 0.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
X Nanaimo Steam i
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drill-
-���ing Machines made to order on short
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from Mis Ranch
And also will deliver to his custoinc
daily   Fresh  Eggs,  Butter,  Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
    A   Full   Line of Everything  	
Grunt and McGregor Props,
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  C.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays.Saturdays,
and Sundays.
���and ���
Courtenay, B. C.
General Dlacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
liottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B. C.
Kaslo Citv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
nn the Pacilic Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of thc Courtenay Kiver, between Union ami the lufge farming settlement of Comox,
Trent are plentiful in the river, and
'irge game abounds in thc neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
and liquors.   Staj-c connects   with all
Steamers,   Terms moderate
Ijlho leading hotel in Oomox district.
"New and hondiomely furniehod,
xcellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists enn depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
* Permanent Loan and Savings Company
(Incorporated A. D. 185S)
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HEAD OFFCE-Company's Buildings,
Toronto S reet, Toronto, Canada
J. HERBERT MASON, - President and Managinj; Director.
Subscribed Capital, $5,000,000; Total Assets, $12,091,778.
The Company Lends Money from *3oo to .5300,000,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and on favorable terms of
re-payment.    Mortgages nnd Debentures purchased.    No Coiftmisson.    No  Delay.
Expenses moderate.   B3>* For particulars apply to
MARCUS  WOLFE, Real Estate, Insurance
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.    I'. 0, Box lo, Nanaimo, II. C.
Can be made by buying now in the
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is being improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
tlie new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
Now is your opportunity
Office at Courtenay.
Win. Cheney, Ageiit.
l.D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines,B. C,
Wm. Cheney
[   Office at the bridge ]
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urquhart Bros. Proprs. Oomox B.O.
Anley &  Beckensell.
Dealers in AH Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Orders Filled on Short Notice.


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