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Array G. A. F'cBi." :Co.
Real Ebt&te Broken
Nanaimo,   B. C
NO. 57-
COURTENAY, COMOX DISTRICT, B. C. WEDNESDAY,  DEC. r, 1893.
l^WWr"
G. A. McBain * Co.
*A
Nanaimo, B. C.
$2.00 PER YEAR
���at -
TJlTIOIsr. B. O.
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
including
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Orders taken for custom made suits
w.), young.
P. F. Scliarschni'Ht.
CO UR TEN A Y P HARM A G Y.
* PURE DRUGS & PATENT MEDICINES <*-
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBAO   O  .A-IETID  OIO-A.K/S.
^ECQTjriLL^.Isr & G-XLIMIOIR-IE
COURTENAY, B.C.
Having bought out the Stage, Team ancl Livery Outfit of
John VV. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
(����,   We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
Citizens' Building Society,
[NANAIMO, B C]
 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 Association.
Organized and operate<1 by business men of Naiuiino, elected by the Shareholders.
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS	
Andrew Haslam, Esq., Mayo? 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.
fcySubscriplicn Books are now open and any information ran be had by applying
to the Secretary, who will furnish copies of Prospectus and Bv- Laws.
MARCUS WOLFE, Secretary.
Agent at Union, Alex W. Frasei.^J-fR^Ajjcnt at Courtenay, P. W. Patterson
Sun Life flssoranc
HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
ii Canada
G;   8 the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the  Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.00.
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.28.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77.
* E. Crane, Gen'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.    L. W. Fauquier, Special Agent
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOUIS LAWatSKOZ, PEOPKILTOK,
  MANUl'ACTIJHEIt OF 	
80DA   WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
Bolder of Different Hr.nd. of Lijer Beer Sie.in Beer and Porter.
A��ent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
in mm
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   -
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
COMOX, BO.
Flour ft Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Oroceriea
Crockery* Olaaeware
Dry Oooda
Boots ft Shoea
Hardware
Paint ft Oile
eelers in
Oenta Furniahinge
Patient Medicine.
Stationery
Wallpaper
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Drwigists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Dr. W  J. Young
Physician # Surgeon
OFFICE <5c KESTO.Ea!TC.
Courtenay Pharmacy
COTJKTKNAY,  B. C
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. l my store in the
VILLAGE of COURTENAY.
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up!   Apply lo
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Rams for Sale.
For SALE two line young Rams ( South
Downs).
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, B. C.
Dr W J Curry
(DENTIST.)
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanaimo. Any number of teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
Farm Products for Sale.
llleUvt-rcil  nt Tlioi! Cairn's farm.I
Carrots per lb. I cent
Turnips   "   " "   "
Cibbagc "   " i % cents
Onions    **   " 2   "
Kggs limed per dor 30 "
Fresh eggs at market price
Butter per lb 30   ���*
Society     Cards
I. 0.  O. F., No .1!
Unior. Lodge, !. O. O. F., meets every
Friday night at $ o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend,
Alex. W. Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge No. 13, A. O. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings ,117.30 p. in. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially inviietl to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Recorder.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .Si A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before thc full nf the moon
Visiting Brother;,   cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Young
Secretary.
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. in. at Castle Hal, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John B.urd
K. R.S.
C. 0. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. 100, C, O
O. F. meet in thc old North Comox*
school house every second Monday at 8
p. 111 Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flit, Green's Block, Nanaimo,  B. C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
Trees, Bulbs, Plants and Roses.
Fkuit  and   Ornamental   Trees
Bulbs, Shrubs, Roses.   Greenhouse,
PUNTS, &C
Prices reduced to suit the times.    Ge
my list before placing your orders.
Address M, J. Henry,
Box 28, Mt. Pleasant,
Vancouver, B. C.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals and
Gunsmithing
Present office Elk Hotel
Co^ox, B. 0.
$60 A YEAR FOR LIFE
Substantial Rewards   for Those
Whose Answers are Correct.
A nmn oiir-orntcrnt n t*rinon whoro wiu con-
lln*-(l a conilcmvil criminal,   On mak inn �� ro-
Smvii.tt.'ki voii'tuet*-'! into tho prmi-co of tlio
uomeil mnn, tho visitor w-.s infurni'**! that
nunc but relntlvnn wore -���vniiiiu-.I to hoo the
jiriHonor. Tho visitor *mi-1: -Mlnirhen Aiul ��(���*���
ifi-s Imvo I i'i*.*i\ I'll* (hul nn* u'a (the -*rinj>n*��r'-il
fitlher is nij father's fto!..''
Tie wit- /ir oiiac ukvnto theprlMtnci-.   Now,
whnt rolni ion w..n tho {-rU-ouor to lho visitm*I
Tho Aj-rlniluiml Publlahlnc Coni-in.ii** will
Slvc |,1Ou year for lifo to tu * porurm usi-ditiK tho
mt'--iiToi't'iiiaww' ���SJOtothoiuoouilj'lrd $2M
Ith, 31110; .'-ill. 5,'rO, nnd ������vor 10 .000 ut her rBwnrd-*,
cihihisMi-k or pianoH, ortfitri- !ail:(-t*-ind grunt
Kolti nntl silver w-ttcht-i-, silver wrvicw, ilia*
tnoiitl rings, otc.
To tho tioraon nondlnfr tho last correct an-
swer will bo Kivun a hi-di-tonrrt pitum. to tho
next, to the hint ahf-ftiiriruh-rsim, nnil the m-rct
fi.OOO will receive va'.tiuhlo prlcca of alivurwuie.
Kt'LES.- (t) All niiBWMB mniit he m-nt .lit
limit.aiul Ik-hi* !-<*���**ii-**rk not InU-r tlit-11 Dei*. 31,
1803. m There will bo no [inarm) whatever to
oil toe .this .'(iini*<!tttlnn. lint nu who eompale
nro t-x-.ct-to-i toiom! on.* (Vollur for His niDiiths
culir-K-i'-lii-mto ���lithur Tut: Lm-ikh IIoMKMao-
AZir-tU-tirTllKCdMAI'.lANAUKI'JUt.Tt'l-.lt-lT-- IWil
(if tbtt uhoiirvst iliiiflrut-'ii 111-rimlirn'H of tho
ritiy, |3) All ,jri-'.o-��iiiii��rs will In* > >;*.u-'lf-i *-0
iuu-IH ui In extendi*!*** our circulutk'ii. HI Tho
lirst correct answer received innudew poatinurk
uik-.ii In nil .'vcri na ditto ot receipt, so m> to
Itivo overy ono no o*ni.*.l rliam-o, nn matter
wh��*re lio or sho uny ros'ils); will nocum tho
tlrst prraoj tbe>eeoii(l.t1.4 ndxpprise.anilBooii,
Thk Aotiioor.TOHiflT feuitaSl wiablishwJl cun
corn, nnil ii-ws-iMi-eSAiiij, i* jtir-rini. tiioim-ilo It to
crtrry mil nil lis M-onili-o--. Ihcnd fur prlntn-i
Hut of fonn'ir prize wlnni-ra.1;
Judobr,���Tho followinif w*jllkn*>wn gontlo:
mon hnvo ouiiBcnt,.--! n* nut .**.�� ju-i-ft-n -mil *r-ll'
���n-tf Hint tt') prlii**4arofnlriy fWAruect��� Copv**
dare Cftlf'ltt, ( I'i'tiprlclcr Ci'cutt'-i Um* ��(
Atoiuncnl I't* or oronf.h,niMi;yr. W-j Riilt !���
���oil, Prortirli'-. rim.ci l-iii.tit.t-V'i mi-nu), l'i r
borontth. MCKlsturallnjhiioy-fettt-r*!, ^linrtw
AUItUM LTLI..HT   I'VOt   (L'td)..' r��t��tttOICiUU��
Cftliniin. -   '
I'.-it-;-.i*i>iin l..iinii,-i.-i-..
Of cotiVBo we nil know that it would
l*e nn utter ini]*o-->ihiHty for Hlonn
clonds to form nud rain to fall wore it
not t'ortlie forty oift1 inilcii of atmos-
pherti that rfcus ftboSb our heads. But,
suu]>0bing it wore jiow-ilile for human
buii'v-*- to oxifit in nu muK-r-phero that
onlv rost. to a level with their mouths,
nud ihnt n torn i elouits eon lit. form iu the
rcjfio't outsido auch n low grade fttinna-
phere. thon ovory ruhutrop would prove
ne fatal to pflrthly nroutiirea nu if it wero
n ptopl htillet iired iiom a dyimmite gun.
All ful linu; botlii;-*. whether they ho
crystal r.-dudropa oruMrfettrituH, iall with
whatpbtloaoiihew trt-m "anniforiu ac-
uelerated motion i" ih other worth, if a
body be moving at aVflrtaiu velocity at
the OjXpivatioii of out) aecond from the
boifinuingof iu fall it will be moving
with twiCp that velocity nt tlie oivpiiu-
tion of two sotiOttdfl, gaining tu Bpeed at
uinlonn rato tltroughout tho whole
conreo of its fall.
direful oMwriiuoitts hnve shown that
the rate at which a body nctjiiireo velocity in falling through the nir in 112 foet
yor nocond at the end of the first second
from (���tnrti.i*.;. At the end of the nest
second it is going at tho rate of (it feet
per second, uml to on through the whole
time of falling. Whoro the velocity ia
known the apace through which tlie body
has fallen may he nacertoiiitid by lnnlti-
piying vi-lucity nt that period by the
number otHOcond* during which it hnn
been falling, and dividing the result by
two.
This rule npplii*!-*, however, only to
bodica falling through a vacuum. Tho
rueiatmico of oni* utinosphero materially
rvi.irdf* ratndrotw, hailstones, aetoliie-i
and all othor bodies which full thr..m**ii
it, and were it not for the rcsiatuAce it
pr-'s-ents every raitmtorm would bo disastrous to the human raee, as each drop
would fn.ll with a velocity great enough
to penetrate the full lungili of a full-
srrown man's body.���[From Nature.
l<;xii*HitrtUimr,v ltt-Hiilt ofa Stone.
One of the strnngest things to be seen
at buita Ouz these days is a queer
spouting rook, or rather a tunnel and
rooky aperture, through which tho sea
water boils and bubbles furiously. The
queer spouting rock developed during a
recent great storm. Every two or threo
iniimteB alternately a volume of water
idxty feet high shoots into the nir. To
vii-w it wholly from the surface it appears
to be a gigantic geyser. The wator, which
is thrown up iu such a great volume, is
rait brine from the Pacific ocean. For a
thous.uidyciii'HpoMibly.andmaybemany
more, for nobody knows, tlio waves
ol the ocean have been playing sueh an
earnest game of hide-and-go-seek with
thomaelvoa uud the rocky shore that
thoy have worn great chasms and tun-
iif-in into the land. An examination of
the ground thereabouts by a Kan Fran-
oi��BQ Examiner man revealed novel
things. It was found thnt a long, narrow groove or cut lei into the chore, It
wan widest at tlie sea end, liku u wedge,
aud grew narrower as it reached into tlie
land.   It extended about eighty foet.
Into this the waves thrashed uud ha. 4*
inei-ed m they rolled in from toward tli-**
mountains across the bay which border
the Salinas river. As the waves crushed
against the end of the tunnel tbey kept
wearing away tho soft sandstone which
composed it and a portion of the roof
above. At length the waves extended
far beyond the weak jvortioh of the roof,
nnd thoro was a rebound which wus very
powerful. Gradually it ate away the
roof. Suddenly during the storm it
burnt through, making an aperture
about two feet square and looking much
like a hopper to a grain mill. It appears
to have at a point whero a peculiar strain
wus put on a portion of the caprock,
which cracked and fell. When this oc-
citred the water wns partially freed from
the queer underground prison, aud as
the waves played back andforth it sent
the column skyward.
Tlie CU-ar Night of Itidliuii.
An examination of 250 Indian boys
resulted In the discovery that two were
color blind���a very low percentage when
compared with the whites���while none
of the Indian girls were thus affected.
Comox   Lightning
Nov. 39.��� Thc Joan arrived at usual
time.
Passengers: Mrs. Capt. Butler, Mrs.
S. J. Piercy.and family John Scott and
son, Wm. Cessford, S. H. Davis and
wife, T. IJ, Jones, E. Creed., Win. Glen*
non, R. Henderson, Judge Harrison,
Alex. Urquhart and wife, Mrs. Griffith
and daughter.
Consignees.��� McPhee Sc Moore, Win
Sharp. Duncan Bros,, J. It. Holmes, etc.
Nov. 31.��� Mr. S. H. Davis gave another of his popular lectures on temper-
ance in the K. of P. Hall lasl night,
Quite a number came forward and signed
the pledge. Mr. Win. Cheney occupied
the chair and made a few appropriate remarks in a happy manner, which went
to*show that he had missed his calling.
That he h.is kept out until recently of thc
good work is another illustration cf keeping a -shilling light under a bushel. We
hope he'll let it be seen henceforth.
Thc Joan left at 7 a. m. for Nanaimo.
Passengers,��� Judge Eli Harrison, T,
Jones, Geo. Ilowe, A. Lurch, C. Hardy,
5. H. Davis and wife and E. Creech.
Our young friend Butty Henderson
who has been very indisposed for these
last two weeks, is around again. We saw
him out buggv riding to day. He looked
pale, but will pull through all right wiih
ihe good nursing he is receiving at thc
Elk hmel.
Thc Reading Room is progressing
slowly but favorably. The committee
are making regulations and no dnubt everything will be running in good shape
soon. The Reading Room seems a cozy
little parlor and is well lighted, has a
piano, good reading matter and means
for games to pass an evening pleasantly.
Geo. Dunbar has been officiating for
John Wilson on the Joan for lhe last two
weeks-   Mr. Wilson being indisposed.
Wc may soon sec one of our local gentlemen coining out as a temperance lecturer. His tongue has heen touched
with some wonderful oil which enables it
to work smoothly, and he only needs to
rub out the rusty spots in his throat and
tone up his addresses a little, which with
a little effort anil experience he can do,to
enable bim to travel wilh the best of them
Mr Percy Smith has bought out the
interest of Thomas Heckensell in thc firm
of Anley Si Heckensell, butchers, and w-M
IU future be located at the Hay. We
wish the new firm every success.
Preparations are being made for a mag
nificcnt conceit on TuesdaV evening, the
19th instant at K. of P. hall in aid of St.
Peters church. Look out for a good
time. More particulars next week. -
Judge Harrison held * Court of Revis-
ion last Thursday when the following ap-
uuals were disposed of:
In the uiattcr of W. R. Robb there was
a rearrangement ofthe assessment. Lots
2S�� 173. '74 nnd the barber shop lot were
affirmed nt the assessment.as it -stood.
The balance ofthe lots and land belong-
in.; to bim were assessed en bloc at $50
per acre.
Robert Vass��� no appearance. Ordered to stand as asstsrcd.
Alex. McNeil.*��� Transferred to D. H.
nnd I). W. Stewart.
Lindbery estate.��� Transferred to Geo
Hyrns.
T. H. Piercy���Eighty acres of sec. 20,
Denman Island, transferred to Mrs Or-
minston.
J. N. Muir.��� No appearance. Assessment affirmed.
A. Pickles.���Personal property adjusted
W. Sharp.��� Real property adjusted.
Alex. Begg.��� Real property adjusted.
W. H. Anderson.��� Lot 35, New Castle, assessed in nam''of j. Ormiston.
A part of Sharp's land assessed to proper parties.
A part of Sharp Si Cheney's Addition
in Courtenay assessed to present owners.
Sale and Concert
The Ladies Aid in connection with the
Presbyterian Church will hold a sale of
work on Dec. 12, from 2 in the afternoon.
The goods offered for sale arc seasonable
for Christmas presents, good in quality
and cheap in price.
Refreshments will be served during the
sale and at the concert for 25 cents. A
grand concert will be given in the evening at 8 o'clock' The programme is excellent and the names in it sufficient guar
nntee of the pieces being well executed.
Admission to sale free, to concert, 25
cents.
Notice.
As the editor of this paper will leave
Friday morning on the Joan for Nanaimo and Victoria, in the interest of the
paper and will be unable to return until
Wednesday of next week, it will be impossible to go to press until Thursday, so
that our subscribers will not receive lheir
paper until a day later than usual, On
Friday morning a courier will lake it to
Comox, Sandwick and Union and other
places. Wc trust our friends will excuse
the delay which is unavoidable, Li a few
weeks wc hope to enlarge 'I'm; Nkws 10
double royal size and introduce some new
features.
THE JEWEL CASKET.
Horry d lulus of cut (-lass bare silver handles.
Some hilts are seen as the bandies of hatpins.
Twisted links of gold nnd platinum wire
make hIol-vu buttuuu that are preity ami refined.
At tho normal college commencement In
New York :."��J girti had silver Combs la
Liivir l-uck hair.
There is an attractive qtialntness la sn
ohluiiK enamel uiu with three ohildren's
figures set iu a '-.trUiid of gold ami pearls,
(Jerks nre luxuriously mounted, To
them such descriptive* words as spirals,
flatus, rt-iiaihMai'ce, rupoiisse, may Uu applied.
New rings have three rows of stones covering thu top->f the liugiT. The miict ilis-
tiugillKtied of these lind lu tlie chiiu-t a iow
nf rather lar.je pearls. These -.ukxI up
prominently above the row of diamonds on
i-i-ch side.
. A novel bit of realism was seen In a
wn-ath. Oneludf had long leaves of olivine
tiiniwl nm hi pi wives, from which dcpeudi-d
a ili-nnouci nnd tiny niKV-t cat tails in hlfdt
finishedTtnamol. The other half of the
wit-nth Wjui of dinnumd leaves with pearl
bcrriia-,���Jewelers' Circular,
Union Flashes.
Union, Dec. 2 ��� SS. Mineola left ye -
tcrday for Port Angeles.
Richard Third is loaded for San Francisco���waiting for a lug.
Barque Margaret is loading for Honolulu.
Barque Matilda is due.
The str. Daisy left wiih wash coal for
Northern Pacific.
The str. Thistle loaded for Victory.
Mr. D Jones from below fnnt Halifax)
has laken Mr. A. Frasct's place as telegraph operator here. Mr. Fraser is devoting himself to lhe duties ol hi-v new
office in connection with the customs.
Messrs Anley & Smith have taken o-
ver thc butcher business of the late firm
of Anley & Heckensell.
Mr. T. D, McLean, the tewe!er, went !
down to Nanaimo nn Friday��� is expected back Wednesday.
Mrs. \X. B. Walker nT-.cnted herleige
lord with a son nn Friday. All doing
well.
There is thc yellow placard up at one
of thc cottages on Dunsmuir avenue, in
dicating the presence of diptheria.
Mr. J. Abrams is as lively as a cricket
but not much stronger. He is getting
his nourishment from blue point oysters.
About the time he vets down to British
Columbia heef, look out for business. In
tbe mean time if you me in want of any
genls furnishing good*-, or ft nice suit nf
cloths, young Lewis will wait on you, and
you will be hard to please if you are not
suited.
Bruce Si McDonald -*re petting things
in order as fast as possible in their new
hotel. Last week thev received and had
put up the finest bar fixtures north of Victoria, and this week there arrived by the
Joan a bran new pool table d'rect from
Sam. May Si Co. tbo noted mnnufnciu-
rcrs. The best is none to good, appears
to be their motto.
We took a look into the Union Hotel
and found that justly popu'ar caravansary
making improvements. To-day their
new bath room was completed-- a room
as big as a bridal bed-chamber, wiih heat
er, racks to hang clothing, and all thc
modern conveniences���no such place for
sucX purpose t��s fine in tV district. Si<*d
paper can now be thrown aside, and the
luxury ofa first class bath enjoyed. Also
at this same hotel we were surprised to
find a meat room fitted up, as sailors
would say, in ship shape. The room is
good sized, well veniiltaied, with tables,
benches, frames, nnd tools��� clean, sweet
servlcahle, convenient and useful. These
are much needed improvements, nnd
their construction displays taste, judgement and enterprise.
People talk about the weather up here,
as well as in other places I have visited
and they seem to be opposrd to the snow
"How do you like the snow?" I asked
a representative miner.
"Don't like it al all, was the quick reply."
"Does it last long here?"
"Five and a half months."
"Isn't it better than so much rain?"
"I prefer the rain."
"What if it remained steady?"
���'It wont. No use for snow in this
climate"
We think he expressed the general
feeling on thc subject.
Hornby Island Notes.
Nov. 23.��� Miss Blake, the school
teacher, on accouut of ill health has left.
Her absence is much regretted ns she
was efficient and earnest in the performance of her duties [A later message says
that ihc school has been opened with a
good attendance by Miss Blake, a sister
of tiie former teacher, who is expected to
remain and complete the term.  Ed.]
On tJ-ie previous trip of the Joan the
f. Mowing gentlemen from Union paid us
a hurried visit: T. D. McLean, Mr.
Campbell and ,1. Nicholls, the first nam
ed who is a disciple of Isaac Walton, sue
ceeded in taking back with hint several
shining beauties ofthe finny tribe, Mr
Nichols was thc herald ofthe great tern
perancc apostle, Mr. Davis.
Peter La Cruze of Deep Hay is author
ity for the statement that two men in a
small sloop going up to Knights Inlet
got drowned. The party had a complete
outfit for hunting and trapping They
had four greyhounds and several dogs,
and are believed to be strangers to this
coast and unskilled in the handling of
small water craft. They arc supposed to
have come trom Vancouver and tn be thc
same party that nearly came to grief near
Qualicum in a storm, some time ago,
Mrs. II. Thames neai Qualicum has
another added to her family���a bouncing
boy this time.
All tbe creeks and livers flowing into
Hajnts Sound are literally alive w'th salmon, and bears, entiles, crows and gulls
are having a bountiful feast.
The Dominion steamer Quadra was up
to the light-bouse last week with supplies
It started snowing last week, but thc
Chinook winds melted it away as fast as
it fell. The weather prophets predict an
early winter.
Mr. S. II. Davis, tlu* young Ameridnn
Iceurer, spoke on ihe Liquor Problem in
the Denman Island Methodist church
Monday evening to a very appreciative
audience. He showed conclusively that
the liquor traffic is the great curse of civilization.
Local Brevities
Remember Tuesday the 12th��� sale by
day and intcrtainmeiit at night.
He on time for tbe Christmas goods st
Mel'hee & Moore's.
Nanaimo, Dec. 4. ��� [ Special ] Dr.
Young is very low.   Hopes of recoverv.
One of the Orieve's boys shot three
panthers lasl week.
Don't forget the sale of work at the
Presbyterian church on ihe 12th instant.
We don't hear anything about a Christmas tree at the school this year.
There are some signs of building improvement at ihc Indian ranchcrie.
Maurice McArdle has removed with
his family, from Courtenay to the Hay.
People cast have been very much
shocked of late by��� an earthquake.
Mr. T. loncs nf Nanaimo, who is interested iu Coniox real estate was up
Wednesday and made us a pleasant call.
James McKim has removed his furniture from Ins late residence on Lewis avenge to Union where he will reside.
A good deal of interest is being manifested in the auction sale of lots and
blocks on tbe Garvin spring ranch.
C, N. McDonald, accountant of Public
Works, of Victoria was here last week
for a day, coming up on a Government
tug.
Kenneth Grant, it is understood, has
bought the residence of R. Grant at Com*
tcnay, which he will occupy with his family in a few weeks.
A munber of European monarchies are
just now engaged in cabinet building-.
For general cabinet work, however, J. \V.
McCann of this place can't be beat.
In pioneer limes most anything answered fur a pig pen, but now one of tbe
noticeable signs of nur prosperity is the
handsome pig-siys which abound.
The most promising entertainment at
the Pay of tbe season will undoubtedly
be the concert on Tuesday evening the
19th inst, at K. of P. hall in aid of St,
Peter's church.       ���_
Tbe road from Courtenay down by Un
ion wharf, which wilt be put through in
French Creek next year will pass directly
through Ginin's lands making the lois
and blocks there very desirable.
W. T. Stead, the great English editor
has met lately with so much success in
curing drunkenness in Chicago that the
temperance societies hereabouts talk of
gelling him out here.
One of thc latest applications ot electricity is the blowing of one's own horn,
In thc case of a personal grievence it
works lo perfection, and is far cheaper
than to purchase space in a newspaper,
and besides leaves one more independent
On Saturday the 23rd of tli; month
their will be a shouting match for turkcy.s
geese, ducks and chickens at Howe's ho-
tel, below Union wharf, under the man
ngemcntofW. Cheney of Denman ls-
Innd.
The Ladies Aid Society ofthe Presbyterian thurch, Sandwick, will have a pale
of work on Tuesday, December the i?ih,
These sales are always interesting t.rd
afford an opportunity to obtain nice presents for Xmas.
The people of Denman Island have a
good deal of enterprise. They contemplate building a hall near the schoolhou-e
for lectures, social meetings, etc. It will
be 30 by 40 and will be occupied by the
I, 6. G. T. when completed. Mr. Piei- y
has given a lot for tlie purpose.
Harry Kirby and Clifford Smith, who
left hereon thc lath of last month Irtr
Kingcombe Inlet, arc not expected back
until thc middle of February, They \.>ll
put up houses on their ranches. They re
port the officers of justice as pietty arthe
in thc pursuit nf the murderer or murderers of Green and Taylor. Alt unknown
crafts arc overhauled, and their occupant**,
made to give an account of themselves.
Kirby and Smith were called upon for
an explanation of their orcsencc up nnnh
but were able to prove themselves innocent ofthe Savary Island tragedy, and
allowed to go free.
Grand Auction Sale.
On Friday, the 22nd of December
1893 at half [>ast seven, p. in. at the
Reading Room Halt., Union, B. C.
I will sell by instructions ofthe owner,
WITHOUT KESERVE the Famous Garvin
Spring Property, on Baync Sound in
Lots, and Blocks to suit purchasers, excepting only ihc Spring nnd a few surrounding acres which will pass into the
hands ofa powerful Hotel and Spring
Syndicate now being organized for the
purpose.
Plans showing thc location of thc Lots
and Blocks as surveyed may be seen by
calling 011 Mr. A. Garvin at Union Hotel.
Title perfect. Terms % cash down
and balance in 60 days.
Win. Cheney, Auctioneer.
Birth.
Halliday.��� On Sund iy the :f*th nil.,
thc wife of Ernest Halliday ofa son.
New Arrangements.
Telephone and telegraph communication with Courtcniy has been resumed.
Under the new rules, which will he
KIOIMLV ENFORCED all messages mint
be written and signed, on blanks which
will be provided, and paid for IN ADVANCE,
For  Sale
160 acres nf land, price $2,100. Split
lengthwise, S900: *-plit In half, Sfoo. ;o
acres utiden timothy, good house and
barn and stable*-.
Parties wishing in purchase ft good farm
would dn well 10 apply for particulars lo
Joseph T. Grieve, Grantham.
Bazaar.
The ladies of the Methodist Church,
Union, have decided to hold their Baxnnr
on Dec. lyth and 20th in the Reading
Room Hall, Union. A large assortment
ol wearing npparel of all kinds, fancy articles and Xmas presents will be offered
for sale. Those intending purchasing Xmas goods wll do well to visit the
Bazaar,
Refreshments will be provided. A pro
gramme will be rent ercd in the evening,
Copartnership Notice.
The partnership ht reenfore existing between the undersigned Anley & Beckon-
sell as butchers has been dissoved by tho
purchase of said Hcckcnsell's interest by
Percy Smith, Tin* new firm of AnlevS
Smith will continue the business at the
old stand, collect all outstanding accounts
ofthe old firm and assume and pay all -if
its indebtedness.
Dec. I, 11*93. f* A. Anley.
Tom. Heckensell
Percy Smith A
IS
AGRICULTURAL.
feeding Live Stock-
A paper on more economical feeding of
live stock, by Prof, .lames W. Robertson,
Dairy Commissioner of Ontario, gives some
important matter in relation to ensilage
and other matters. From it we extract, as
follows:
There are some matters in the home
praotice of the farmer which need more
serious attention than the lestrictioas
which these two governments have seen
fit to impose upon our cattle. Let me ask
the attention of the farmers of Ontario to
the bulletin which I had thc honor to issue
on the feeding of steers last November. I
shall he glad to mail a copy tn every applicant who scuds his name and address to
the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa.
Farmers of Ontario should study economical
methods of feeding in order that they may
roduce cattle at tha least possible cost,
leetUH wasteful feeling will h > increase the cost of production thut
no market within rench, under tha most
favorable circumstances, eau luave a
prolit to tho feoiler. In conjunction
with well-curod corn ensilage, fivo pounds
per head per day of meal seems the maximum lindt for tho economical fattening of
���toon ; and vory littio above that soonis
the maximum limit of meal por day for tho
economical feeding of milch cowb. We
carried on u v**ry comprehensive test (hiring tho last two years ut the Central Experimental Kami to diicovor if thoro was
any OoniUnt relation lielweon tho quality
of the food which waa given (in its content
of mosl or -.���rain), and the quality of milk
which was yielded, in iti richness or percentage ni solids. Wo found that tho ad*
dition of meal to theratiim of cows aftet it
roauhoil from five to sevoti pounds par head
per day was not economical in point of
either tho quality or tho quantity of tha
milk which they eavo in return. We made
something like 30,000 separate testa of the
milk in order to havo such u measure of
data as would enable ua to draw conclusions which would certainly not bo erroneous or misleading.
From live to seven pounds of meat per
day Booms a small allowance for a milking
oow or a fattening steer hut if that amount
can be saved to the farmers it would mean
many millions of money per yoar to the
cattlemen of Canada.
For some years I have been aeeking to
discover somo substitute for the expensive
and rich meals which have been fed with
corn ensilage In order to make it a complete
ration for fattening atecrs or feeding milch
cowa. At last I venture to think that I
havo been successful in discovering a substitute which is within easy reach of every
farmer iu Ontario, and almost every farmer
in thc Dominion who keeps cattle. I have
here samples of ensilage made from Indian
corn and horse-beans which have beeu grown
together in the same rows. The sun-flowers
and horse-beans supply the albuminoids
and fat in which the corn ia deficient.
Thc method of growing is ns follows : One
halfjhushftl of horse-beans are mixed with
one-third bushel of Indian com ; these are
sown or planted in rows throe or three and
a half feot apart on one acre. When the
crop i-yrrowii the product from two acres
of Uiurmixttiro is put with the heads from
one-half an acre of sunflowers (the Mammoth
Russian sort). The albuminoids from the
boans and sunflowers, thua provided in the
ensilage, will bo equal to four and a half
pounds of mixed cereals added to overy feed
of fifty pounds nf corn ensilage. Hesides,
the allium inn ids in the green anil succulent
state of these plants are likely to ho more
digeslible than in the ripened grains.
The valno of thia to the farmers and
cattle-keepers in Ontario is not quite evident at lirst si-.'hi. The advantages are
as great us though a farmer oould get
nearly 40_busliela of mixed cereals per acre,
in addition to his Indian corn crop, without tho expenditure of any more labor or
monoy than in the growing of the corn
alone. The extra cost of throwing one-half
an acre of Bimflowors, and providing the
seed for the horso-boana grown on the two
acres in the rows with tho corn, is equal to
��15. Against that extra outlay the farmer
gets from the two and ouc-half acres enough
additional feed to bo equal to 115 bushels
of mixed wheat, barley and oata.- This ia
equal to a clear gain in cash (valuinp the
mixed grain at one cent per pound), of
almost $14 per acre mora than from thc
growing of ripened grains to feed with it in
order to make it a complete and well- balanced ration.
If a patron of a cheese factory or creamery in Ontario would grow three acres of
tli's "Robertson Combination" for feeding
cattle, it would be (-quid to a 'saving or
gain to him (aa good as oash in the firat
year), of $41, Multiply that by tho 00,-
1)00 patrons of cheese factories aud cream-
cries in Ontario, und you huve a sum of
f2,0fi0,000,
That i-i not the only gain which would
eome to the hard-working farmers in Ontario from thia new discovery. There
would hu iv clear gain to the fertility of
the soil equal to about ',10 pounds of nitrogen per acre, Whon it is remembered
that who-it takes from tho soil annually
about .'In pounds i.f nitrogen per acre, it
will be apparent thut the more .the farmers grow beans with thoir corn and feed
thia combination, tho better will they he
able tn grnw all other grainh without permanent exhaustion of the aoil. I do not
desire to press this aspect of the question
very tar at present, but this may he aaid by
way of increasing your interest in this
new crop for feeding. In ull those commercial fortili/ern of whicli nitrogen ia a
constituent part, the nitrogen is valued at
at least l.l cents per pound.   The clear
Sain in the nitrogen from the growth of tho
ean crop may he quite oqual to $-1.60 per
acre. If this sum bn multiplied by three
acres for evory patron of all the cheeso
factories anil creameries in Ontario, and
that hu added tn thu direct cuah gain from
the growth and feeding of this crop, the
sum will como to S*2.725,000 per annum, or
moro than $'*0 pci patron annually.
Waitnm? Butter-
Washing batter li'one of tho unsettled
things of the day, and ovor in Kngland thero
is a groat discussion going on about it, some
holding that water dues carry out flavor,
and that only working ahould ho resorted
to in j-rcparing the butter for tho packages.
In this country, the matter seeina pretty
woll sottled that the churn stopped ut tho
right time, and tin* butter washetf free from
the buttermilk wilh weak brine, is improved, and that the resulting flavor la tho truer
flavor of butter fats. Thousands of people who eat worked over butter, have
comet" like flavor of the 15percent, of buttermilk left in the butter, and whon they
aro presented with well washed butter, in
which t he buttermilk has been exchanged tor
its equivalent nf brine that bring! out the
truo Ita*.or of the fat,they notiao thochange,
und not being familiar with the true butter
flavor, dJHclaim ut once against it. Herein
may be a truth, thnt waters of certain
wells nnd springs, may contain some mineral matter that may produce an unfavorable effect upon the butter, even giving ita
soapy texture, and whon auoh is the case,
worked butter would he preferable. Hore
Ib another point: Where butter la not
washed, it ia often gathered too muoh In
thc churn before being put upon tho worker, and the final hand work is mostly to
incorporate the remaining buttermilk more
completely into the butter, instead of work,
ing it out; and when ouo says that the
buttermilk ia nil worked out of that hatch,
notice that it js yet plastic, and easily
moulded, which shows thnt fully 12 to lo
per cent, of buttermilk yot exists in invisible form to the eye, in each pound of
butter, for il dry it would closely approach
a cuke nf tallow in solidity.
Agricultural Notes-
There cannot he a thoroughly good farm
unless thero is a good  water aupply.    If
J
BRIEF AND INTEWBTIflG.
your farm is wanting in thia, spare oo effort i
to correct it. j
When green crops are plowed under for
the purpose of enriching the soil, an application of lime will often be of the greatest ���
benefit It helps to correct the acidity of of jJJ,^^ ^\en%.
the aod that often remits from the too
rapid fermentation of tbe green stuff.
Thefonoelaw which works the greatest
good to the greatest number ii that which
compels a man to fence his own cattle in,
ratner than to fence other people's cut.
Where thia is once tried, it is not easy to
persuade people to go back to the old way.
A heavy clay soil will hold water like a
basin, and no crop can do its best if the
plants have wet feet. A subsoil plow that
will break deeply without lifting the under
The Manchester Ship Canal will be open-
ed in January next
Bread and Cheese Land " is the parish
Muttoii ia brought from New Zealand to
London at tbe rate of abant a penny per
pound.
There are 14,108 booses licensed for the
Bale of drink in tbe Metropolitan Police district.
Exports of coffee from Ceylon last year
were 43,143 cwt.���less than half the quantity shipped in 1801.
Ten years ago the quantity of sugar used
in breweries in tho United Kingdom was
| A FABHEB'S HARD LUCK.
Will Limit iiircjMj   niuiuim lilting  lu,; uimci   , ���������   m��a|i,,��   10   vi.bj   wu.vvu    j.b..u��u-��.    ..���
soil, will mako the cropping of such land   1,120,353 cwt. ; last year it wu 2,092,302
much mora profitable thau it has been be
fore.
If the sowing of a crop is not rightly done,
all remaining labor will he in vain, so far
as tho effort to produce a full yield is concerned. We have seen men who leavo thia
most importunt operation wholly to hired
help. If thoro is auy one thing that the
farmer should do himaolf, It is to sow the
sued.
In ordor to lie wholly successful a farmer
should mako hia plans a long time iu advance of the day whon they must be put into operation. The best way is to mature a
plan of operation that will require som-*
yeara for fully carrying out. Thia brings
hotter results than tho changeable way thut
some havo, of trying ono wuy thin year and
another the noxt.
The loaa from smut in corn is not usually
regarded as a matter that seriously affects
tho profit from the crop. Yet it ia one of
thoao little leaks whioh we should make
every possible effort to stop. Tho only
certain way to he rid of It is to cut und
burn every affected plant as soon as diacov-
ered. Do not cure or feed any smutty
stalks, and avoid following corn with com
whore the disease haa been at all had.
A good crop of hay may be made moro
profitable thau an equally good crop of grain,
nine timea out of ten, if it is judiciously fad
to stock upon tho farm. The expense and
labor attending the management of a hay
farm are bo muoh less than thoae of a grain
farm, that it is a constant wonder to us
that more men who are burdened with moro
land than thoy cau properly cultivate, do
not; ohange their methods.
It ia not always best to do things the
easiest way. What you save In the begin*
niug by hu -ih a method is usually lost at the
final outcome. This will apply in making the
arrangements for feeding and housing tho
stock tor tho winter.
Hogs have generally short, thin hair, th.it
does not afford much protection against the
cold. For this reason thoy ahould have
somo bedding in which to nest, but it ahould
be clean and dry ao that it will not do more
harm than good, A manure pile is a had
place for them to huddle and sleep.
We think rather too mush is Baid about
the ability of sheep to thrive without much
care. This leads aomo men to neglect them
to a point that annuls all possible profit.
The fact ia that sheep need the best of care
to give the best results. Both wool and
mutton will aoon show the effects of neglect.
It is just as necessary to give proper
development of bono in the hog as in the
horae. When he is being made ready for
market ho has an amount of flesh to carry
that oannot bo well distributed upon a
weak frame. Give such food and exercise as
will build bone before tho fattening period
begins,
To have thc cattle well housed for winter
it ib not requisite that you have costly
structures. It is a fact that some men can
houae a given amount of atock better in a
barn costing five hundred dollars than another could in a barn costing twice that.
In all matters connected with atock keeping
there ia a good doal in the man.
An animal that is stunted in its early
youth will fail to mako as good an ultimate
development as it would havo done otherwise, no matter how much it ia painpored
in later life. And whatever is accomplished with it ia done at far greater cost than
would havo been tho caae if it had boen
given a fair start.
00MING SOVEREIGNS.
A Little Ini form nil on Atranl the Heirs to
the World's Tlimnea.
Our readers may like to have before them
a list of the heirs to the thrones of the
world. Wo give below what we believe to
be an accurate as woll aa a full list of all
the important heirs apparent and heirs
presumptive to the crowns of important
countries in Europe and Asia, except
China. There is no longer any monarchy-
on the American continent, although for
eigu mouarohial countries still have American dependencies. The date following tho
deacription of tho heir Ib tho year of his
birth :
Austria* Hungary���Archduke Karl Lud-
wig, brothor of the Kmperor ; 183.3.
Bavaria��� Prince Luitpold, uncle of the
King; 1821.
Belgium���Prince Phillippo, Count of
Flanders, brother of the King; 1837.
Bulgaria���No heir.
Den mark���Prince Frederick, son of tho
King ; 1843.
I lermany and Prussia���Prince Friedarich
Wilhelm, son of the Emperor-King ;   1H82.
(Jrent Britain���Albert Edward, Prince
of Wales, son of the Queen ; 1841.
Greece���-Princo Konstontinos, son of the
King;  l.Htis.
Italy���Vittorio Emanuolo, Prince of
Naples, son of the King ; 1809.
Japan���Prince Yoshinito, son of the
Emperor { 1877.
Montenegro���Princo Danilo Alexander,
son of the reigning Princo; 1871.
Netherlands���No heir.   Queen a minor.
Persia���Mulafor-od-din, son of tho Shah ;
1833.
Portugal���Princo Luis Felippe, Duke of
Braganza, son of the King; 1887.
Roumania���Prince Ferdinand of Hohen-
zolleru Sigmaringen, nephew of the King ;
180.7.
Rusaiu���Grand Duke Nicholas', Bon of
tho Emperor; 1808.
���^Saxony���Princo George, Duko of Saxony,
brother of the King -  1832.
Hervia���No heir.   King a minor.
Slam���'Prince Somdetoh Ohowfa Matin
Vajirunnia Hun of the King; 1878.
Spain���infant*. Maria-do-las-Morcodes,
aister ef the King;  18S0.
Swcdon and ^Norway���Prince Gustuf,
Duko of Wermlatid, son of thu King; 18.18.
Turkey���MehemmcdReahud. I.tlcndi,
brother of the Sultan ; 1844,
A Remarkable Esoapo-
A Belgian oflioer, Captain Felix,who was
recently aentenoo.1 by a court-murtial to
degradation for having stolen money from
a bathing-machine at Ostein) last summer,
may certainly consider the circumstances
under which ho has been acquitted of the
offence by the military Court of Appeal
singularly lucky. One of tho points in tho
against evidence him was.that in the purse
which he was accused of atcalingfromalady'B
bathing cabin, there was amongst other
coins a gold Napolenn with a black spot ou
tho hack. An exactly aimilar coin, it appears, was foundin tho Belgian officer's pos- ,���.���.., .
session, and much Stress waB laid upon tho   impression,
fact. After his condemnation he appealed, | stamp is a thing stuck on, a thing stuck"on,
and for the defence tho governor and trea-' is a young man in love, and a young man
surer of tho National Bank wero called. I in love is liko the letter * t' because he
They stated that they hud made an cxperi- * stands liefore ' u,' Miss Grade."
ment, Two bagB of gold hud, hy thoir I ���' I don't think you have tho answor
instructions, been taken haphazard from quilo right," said the young lady. " A
thoir vaults, and it bad been found that of hall of yarn is round, a round is a steak, a
100 gold coins IK) were Napoleons, and that   ataka ia a wooden thing, a wooden thing
Including the London police stationed at
tho various dockyards in England, the
strength ofthe Metropolitan Force is placed
at about 15,000.
The cost of the Albert Memorial was
�� 150,000.
While Scotland has only 68 building
societies, England has over 2,000.
Haifa-million packs of playing cards are
made annually in Britain.
The Scotch are more generally well educated than the English, Welsh or Irish.
Paris has now a new water supply
brought to the capital in an acquoduet 63
milea long.
Seven of evory thousand of the population of England are fined for druntenner
in the course of a year.
It is calculated that tha principal English
railway companies have lost nearly two
million pounds through the coal strikes.
Tho Queen has never yet allowed a lady
to smoke a cigarette in her presence. She
has the gaeatest horror ofa woman smoker.
Brazil produces on the average 300,000
tons of coffee per annum���that is, about
four-fifths of tbe whole amount consumed
iu tho world.
There aro nearly 2,400 miles of railway
open in New South Wales.
The Tartars take a man by the ear to
nvite him to oat or drink with them.
Artificial limbs are usually made of wil
low wood on account of its lightness.
Chinese gardeners are reputed to be the
most expert fruit growers in the world,
In Germany there is a law forbidding
restutirateura to serve beer to people who
have eaten fruit.
A mnn has lieen known to stay for five
minutes in an oven in whioh tbe temperature
waa 380 degrees.
The firat mention of the pipe organ in
history is in connection with Solomon's
Temple, where there was an organ with ten
pipea.
From Boston comes the news that an aged
spinster named Mary Wales has departed
this life, leaving 38,000 to her torn cat Otto.
Cremation is becoming increasingly popular in Paris, and the crematorium erected
at the cemetery of Pere Laehtt.se has already
boon found to be too small
There are over 2,500 public schools in
New South Wales, with accommodation for
222,411 pupils, und an average attendance
of 132,580.
It is estimated by the Canadian author!
ties that at least 100,000 pounds of opium,
refined in British Columbia, are annually
smuggled into the United States.
There are only 58 prisons in England.
Less than 20 years ago there were 113. Absolute uniformity prevail- in them all, alike
in regard to diet, discipline, and olothea.
his father died he went to London. It was
in 1858 that he finally set up an establish*
ment in Paris.
A colporteur was recently arrested in the
flulutn district, Turkey, for selling the
Epistle to the Galatiana, on the ground
that it was a seditious document The
Turkish authorities called for a certificate
of the author's death to assure themselves
that the document was not of recent origin.
A curious discovery has been ma-ie al
Lyona, whore a concierge, while cleaning
out a cellar in the Croix Rouiae Quarter,
came across a bombshell half embedded in
tho ground. Further examination of the
cellar led to the finding of four more, of
which one is of tho calibre of nine inches.
Two of the projectiles were empty, and
threo fully loaded. The military authorities, judging by the appearance of the
shells, consider that they were hidden away
in the cellar during the Revolution of 1848.
Thc paupers of Lewlsham workhouse.
England, are credited with consuming a
goodly portion of food and strong drink,
402 bottles of brandy were consumed In
1802-93, as against 306 in the previous year.
The'n limber of oggs was 97,063, as against
72,871 ; the quantity of milk 24,800 gallons,
as against 15,700 gallons; of oocoa, 2,9341b.,
aa againat 1,6041b,: and of meat 91,5291b.,
as against 81,1001b. But the most amazing
item is mineral water, whioh stands at 30, ���
782 bottles as against 12,860 bottles,
Oue of the problems whioh the theatregoer in winter has not solved is what to do
with his wife's cloak and his own overcoat
at auch theatres as have no cloak rooms or
too small cloak rooms. The architect of
the new concert-hall of the Gewandhaus,
in Leipsio, thinks he has solved this problem
of the concert-goer and theatre-goer by
providing a cloak room ao large that it con*
taina a locker for every person who buys a
reserved seat. The concert-goer at the
samo timo that he buys a seat for a concert
will be presented with a key tor his private
locker.
The leaves and stems of the Laportea
gigas, the " Burning Tree " of India, are
covered with stinging haira after the manner of the common nettle, but of a far more
virulent nature. When touched the sensation felt is as of being burnt with red-hot
iron, the pain extending over other parts of
the body, aud lasting several days.
The uae of the knout by the Russian
polico aa a punishment for various offences
is on tha eve of abolition. This step, it Is
stated, ia duo to the direct intervention of
tho Czar, who, having by some means al
length become aware of the excessive and,
in many oasea, unneceasary use of this in
strutnout of punishment, ordered the governors of tho various provinces to specially
report on tho subject. Women, girls, and
oven children have not beon exempt from
thia harbaroua mode of punishment, which
in many oaaoa has resulted in the via tim
being maimed for lifo.
She Tried Her Hand.
" Miss Oracle," he said, with an engaging smile, " did you ever try your hand at
one of these progressive conundrums'!"
" What is a progressive conundrum, Mr.
Spoonamore 1" inquired the young lady.
" Havon't you hoard of them t Here is
one: Why is a bull of yarn like the letter 't'T
Becauso a ball of yam is circular, a circular
is a sheet, a sheet ia flat, a flat is ��3 a
month, ��3 a month is dear, a deer is swift,
a swift is a swallow, a swallow Is a taste,
a taste is an inclination, an Inclination is
an an-.lo, an angle is a point, a point is an
object aimed at, an object aimed at is a
target, a target, is a mark, a mark is au
impression is a stamp,
threc-qunrtera of the loiter had n black
spot on tho back. This statement, it can
be readily understood, croatcd a sensation,
and tha officer's antecedents being excellent
ho was acquitted. Ho admitted that ho
was in tho habit aotnetimes nf entering
bathing-machines occupied by ladies "for
fun." Probably seeing what results thia
aort of fun might have entailed, ho will in
future avoid indulgingjn it.
ia a young man in love, anil a
young man in love Is like thB letter ' t,'
because Mr. Spoonamore"���and she spoke
clearly and distinctly���" because he Is often
crossed. "
Tho young man understood.
He took his hat and his progressive conundrums and vanished from Miss Grace
Garlinghouso's alphabet for ever.���[Spare
Moments,
Meeti With an Aooident Followed by
Painful Results*
���r. KB, Mnghson Tells a Story or Tears of
aafferia-t anil how he Found Kelease-
Tbe Ctrenmntancea Familiar to all his
Hellhbor*.
From the Chatham Banner.
A Chatham Banner reporter while on
news-gathering rounds a few days ago dropped into the well-known drug store of
Messrs. Pilkey & Co., and overheard scraps
of conversation botwoon customers, in
which the words "Pink Pills" and the name
"Hughson" wero frequently repeated.
With a reporter's instinct for a good news
article, he asked for some particulars, and
was told that if he called upon Mr, Hugh-
son he would probably get a Btory well
worth giving publicity. Mr. Hughaon doea
a snug feed and Bale stable business on
Harvey street and thither the reporter repaired, snd was somewhat surprised to find
the very antipodes of an invalid. Mr.
Hughson is a man of medium hei,: lit, about
fifty years of age,born with a good constitution, and who, until some throe years ago
only knew the meaning of the word sickness from the dictionary. Mr. Hughson is
a stationary engineer by trade, ana a good
one, but aome six years ago getting tired
of that calling quitted it and rented u
firm in Harwich. While returning from
town one day on top a load, one of his
horses stumbled, and Mr. Hughson waa
pitched head foremost to tho hard, frozen
roadway. When he got home and tho blood
was wiped away his external injuries seemed
trifling, but the grave trouble was Inside,
snd took tho form of a violent and almost
constant headache. A week later he went
into the bush to cut wood, and felt at ovary
stroke as If his head would burst. Ho
worked for half an hour and then went home
and for eight weeks his right side was
wholly paralyzed and his speech gone.
After a time this wore off and he was able to
go about tho house, though ho could not
walk. All this time he was attended by a
physician, whose treatment, however,
seemed of but little avail. In the following
June he had a second stroke and was not
out of bed for seven weeks and was loft
very weak. The belief that he was doo.ned
to be a burden on those near ahd dear to
him, that he was unable to take his place
as a bread-winner, added mental to his
physical anguish. But relief was coming
and in a form he had not expected. Ho saw
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills advertised and
asked his physician about thom. Tha latter
said he had not much faith in these remedies, bnt they would do no harm, and Mr.
Hughson cot a aupply which he began tatting according to directions. At tho outset
his wife was also opposed to them, hut before he had taken thom long she noticed an
improvement in his condition, and then
was quite as strong in urging him to continue their use, anil then took them with
good results herself for heart weakness following la grippe. Continuing the uae of
the pills, Mr. Hughson found his terrible
headaches leaving him and his strength returning, and soon found t*e could do light
work on the farm near hla house. He still
continued using the Pink Pills until he had
taken fourteen boxes, and found himself
fully restored to hia old-time strength.
Hughson's old neighbors in Harwich never
expected to Bee him on hia feet again, and
are astounded at Ida recovery, ao much so
that the fame of Dr. Williams' Pink I'ills
has spread far and near throughout the
township, and are tho standard remedy in
many householda, Mr. Hughson can be
seen by any of our citizens and will only
too gladly verify the foregoing stataments.
The reporter then called upon Messrs.
Pilkey & Co., at the Central Drug Store.
They do not, they informed him, make a
practice of booming any proprietary medicine, so that the lead taken by Dr. Wil.
Hams' Pink Pills is not due to persistant
puffing but to irresistible merit, and on all
sides their customer apeak of them in terms
of warmeat praise.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing
such diseases as rheumatism, neuralgia",
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' dance, nervoua headache, nervous
prostration and the tired feeling therefrom,
the after effects of la grippe, discaaea depending on humors in the blood, suoh aa
scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Pink Pills
give a healthy glow to pale and sallow
complexions and are a specific for the
troubles peculiar tn the female system, and
in the caae of men they effect a radical cure
in all cases arising from mental worry overwork or excesses,of(any nature.
Bear in mind Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
are never sold in bulk, or by tho dozen or
hundred, and any dealer who offers substitutes in this form is trying to defraud you
and ahould be avoided. Ask your dealer for
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
and refuse all imitations and substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills may bo had nf
all druggists or direct bj mail Irom Dr.
Williams Medicine Company Brookville,
Ont., or Schenectady, N. Y., at 50 cents a
box, or six boxes for $2.50. The prico at
whioh these pills are sold makes a course of
treatment comparatively inexpensive as
compared with other remedies or medical
treatment.
The Bagpipe Outside of Scotland-
Tho Assyrians are the first nation mentioned in the earliest records as being addicted to the use of the bagpipe, and as
having taken it to India. The bagpipes,
however, are and always have been, in
almost universal use throughout tho whole
of Asia and their origin is lost in remote
antiquity. Centuries beforo tho Christian
era tne bagpipes were in use amongst the
Assyrian, Arab, Persian, Hindu, and
Chinese nations. They are quite as common fn Italy as in Scotland, though a
Highland piper of to-day would scorn any
comparison between the full, stiong Bounds
of the Scottish pipes, and the weak and
squeaky result attained hy the Italians.
The ancient Creeks and Romans were
acquainted with the instrument, and, curiously enough, the pipes wero common in
England long before thoy becamo tho
national musical instrument of Scotland.
Carvings of tho bagpipes are found in
English churches at Boston, (Jrent Yar
mouth, and Hull.	
Turkish Newspapers.
In Turkey the first press copy of a newa
paper Is read by au agent of the censor, so
that Turkish journalism is carried on under
great inconveniences. The paper Is often
much delayed by the failure of the inspecting official to arrivo at the timo set for going
to presB, If there Ib any article in the
taper that Is likely to be displeasing to the
leads of the government the form in which
jt Is made up must be taken out and changed, All the spaoe must bo filled too, for it
is not allowed that blanks shall Indicate
where a condemned article was taken out.
Safe, euro, aud Failles*.
What a world of meaning this statement
embodies. Just what you are looking for,
is it not? Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor���the great sure-pop corn ouro���acta
in this way. It makes no sore spot; safe,
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mildly, without Inflaming tho parts; painlessly. Do not be imposed upon by imitations or substitutes.
Mountaineering on stilts is the latest fad
in Switzerland. M. do Lespaul, a professor
of Montreux, is preparing in this wito to
ascend the Ruches de Nnyea by way of
Olion Caux and Recourbes. The Protcssor
does not anticipate a broken neck.
Among enthusiastic tricycle riders ia to
be counted Miss Mabel Beaant, the aister of
the novelist.  She thinks nothing of taking
" spin" of thirty or forty miles.
.Statistics show that in tho third week of
last month London had a total of QU,420
persons receiving parochial relief ; in the
corresponding period of 1892 the number
was 88,120.
A Negotiation*
He was a small boy, whose head was
about on a level with the grocery counter.
He swung a tin pail in one hand and tightly clasped four pennies in the othor.
"Pleathe, thir, how much ith a pint of
milk T"
"Four cents."
"Then pleathe give me three thents
worth and a peppermint stick. My mother
thaid I could have the change, if there
wath any, for candy, and Bhe mutht have
known there wouldn't be any. It wathu't
fair."
And the young financier walked gaily
off with a largo striped stick of candy and
a very little milk splashing in the bottom of
the pail,
FaithTol Betty.
"New Girl: "Young man has called to see
you, mem."
Miss Lillian Languid (glancing ut card):
" ' Mr. Fits-James McStab I Gracious 1
I'm not fit to be seen 1 Tel) him, Betty,
that I'm���Oh, she's gono 1"
New Uirl(a moment later to young man}:
"Yes, sir, sho'B iu, but, gracious I she's
not fit to bo aeon."
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contains the best, moat powerful, und the
latest discovered remedies. It js a magic
pain cure. Rheumatism,Btiff neck,cramps,
neuralgia, colic, in faot all pain, internal,
external, and local, aru subdued in n few
minutes, (jo nt once tn any drug store nnd
sot a trial bottle. It will only cost you 10
cents, and you can at a small cost test the
great pain cure, Polaou'a Norvilino. Large
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1' Book Me to Sleep Mother."
The poem, " Hook Me to Sloop Mother"
was w.'itten by Elizabeth Alters Allen,
known otherwise as " Florenoo Percy". It
ia a genoral favorite fnr it is a sweet littio
touch ol home life. Hut there Ib another
aide to the picture. Many a mother rockB
her child to sloop who can noithor rest nor
aleep hersolf. She is alwaya tired, hns an
everlasting baokaoho, ia low spirited,weary,
norvouB aud all that. Thanks be, she can
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Dr. Pierce's Pallets nre specific for biliousness, headaches, constipation, pilea,
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Getting Square for a f oor Dhner.
British husbands, when their dinner parties turn out failures, aro apt to grumble at
their wives for tho oook's misdemeanors,
but thoy abstain from the practical stylo af
rebuking practised by tho celestials. Re
cently the Chinese professor at a university
gavo a national banquet to follow professors
and was much put not because the cookery
waa not to his taste. After a timo ho got
up, bowed solemnly, and said, " Go Uektt
wife," and departed, returning presently
smiling as blandly aa usual, after havin-
administered judicious chastisement to hit
better half.
Tbe Canadian Flag-
What is tho National Flag of Canada
Who can describe it accurately? How
many of our readers know what Hag our
ships ean Ily upon lho seas and why if they
hoisted a blue or a whito flag with tho Union
Jnok in the corner they could be overhaul
od by a man-of-war and the flag pulled
down ? Theso and many othor interesting
questions aro answered in au article which
will appear in tho Canadian Almanac! for
1804, to be published next month. The
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million copies have been sold since It Was
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" And whon you're at it, Murphy," said
Yates, "out off enough more to bang your-
self with. You'll need it before long. And
remember that any damage you do to that
tent you'll have to pay for.    I'm hired."
Yatea gavo them all tho trouble he could
while they tied his elbows and wrists together, offering sardonic suggestions and
cursing their clumsiness. Renmark submitted quietly. When the operation was
finished, the professor said, with the calm
confidenco of one who has an empire behind
him and knows it,���
CHAPTER VII.
Before night three more telegraph boys
found Yates and three more telegrams in
section*! helped to carpet the floor of the
forest. The usually nigh spirits of the
newspaper-man went down and down under
the repeated visitations. At list he did
not even swear, which, in the case of Yates,
always indicated extreme depression. As
night drew on, he feebly remarked to the
professor that he was more tired than he
had ever been in going through an election
campaign. He went to his tent-bunk early,
in a state of such utter dejection that Renmark felt sony for him and tried ineffectually to cheer him up.
" If they would all come together," said
Yates,bitterly, "so thatono comprehensive
effort of malediction would inoludo the lot
and hare it ovor, it wouldn't be so bad; but*
this constant dribbling in of messengers
would wear out tho pationce of a saint.
At he sat in his sfiirt-sloevas ou the adge
of his bunk, Renmark said that things would
look brighter in tho morning,���which was a
safe remark to make, for the night wu
dark. H
Yates sat silently with his head in his
hands for sumo moments. At last ho said,
slowly. " Thoro is no one so obtuse its tho
thoroughly good man. It is not the messenger I am afraid of, aftorall. Ho is but
tho outward symptom of tho inward trouble.
What you are seeing is au exampto of tho
workings of conscience, where you thought
conscience was absent. Tho trouble with
mo is that I know the newspaper depend*
on mo, and that it will be the first, time I
have tailed. It in the newspaper-man'��
instinct to be in tho centre of the fray. Hi*
yearns to scoop lho opposition press. I
will get a night s sleep if 1 can, and tomorrow I know I shall capitulate. I will
hunt out (ioneral O'Neill and interview
hint on tho flold of slaughter. 1 will telegraph columns. I will refurbish my military vocabulary, and spuak of deploying
antl massing aud throwing out advance
guards, ami that sort of thing. I will
move columns and advance brigades and
invent strategy. Wo will huve desperate
flghting in the columns of the Argus, whatever thorn is on the fluids of Canada. Rut
to a man who has Boon real war this opera-
boii tie masquerade of lighting���I don't want.
to say anything harsh, but to me it is
offensive."
Ho looked up with a wan anile at his
partner sitting on tho bottom of an upturned pail as ho said this. Thou he reached
for his hip-pocket and drew out a rovolver,
which ho handed butt-end forward to the
professor, who, uot knowing his friond car.
riod such an instrument, instinctively
shrank from it*
*��� Horo, Renny, take this weapon of devastation aud soak it with the potatoes. If
another messenger comes in on mo to-night
I know I shall riddle him if I have this
handy. My better judgment tells mo he is
innocent, and I don'r, want to shed tho only
blood that will bo spilled during that awful
campaign."
How loug they had beon asleep they did
not know, as the ghost stories b we it, but
both wero suddenly awaked by a commotion
outside. It was intonsoly dark iusido the
tent, but as tho two sat up thoy noticed a
faint moving blur nf light which made itself
just visible through the canvas.
" It's another of thoao fiendish messengers," whispered Yate**. " (limine that revolver."
���'Hush I" said tho other below his breath.
" Them's about a dozen men out thero,
judging by the footfalls. I board idem coming."
"Let's fire into thn tent and bo dono with
it," said a voico outside. i
"No, no," cried another ; no man shoot.
It mnkos too much noise,and thore must be
other-* about. Have ye all got yor bayonets
fixed I"
There was a murmur apparently in the
affirmative,
"Very woll then,Murphy and O'Rourick,
como round to this side. You threo Btay
where you are. Tim, you go to that end;
and, Doolin, eome wi*.h me."
The Fenian army, by all the gods 1"
whispered Yates, groping for his clothes.
"Renny, givo me that revohor, and I'll
show you moro fun than a funeral."
"No, no. They're at least threo to our
ono.    We're in n trap hero, and helpless."
"Oh.juSt lot mo jump out among em and
begin the fireworks. Those I didn't shoot
would dio of fright. Imagine scouts semiring the woods with a lantern !���with a lantern, Renny ! Think of thnt I Oh, this is
pjo I    Let me nt 'em."
Hush 1 Keep quiet ! They'll hear
you."
"Tim, bring the lantern round to this
side." Tho blur of light moved along the
canvas. "There's a man with bis back
against tlio wall of tho tent. Just touch
him up with yor bayonet, Murphy, and let
liim know wo'ro here."
"There may be twonty in the tent," said
Murphy, cautiously.
"Do what I tell you," answered the man
in command.
Murphy proggod his bayonet through
the canvas, und sunk the deadly point of
the instrument into the brig of potatoes.
"Faith, ho sleeps sound," said Murphy,
with a tremor of fear in hia voice, as thero
was no demonstration on tho part of tho
bag.
Tho voico of Yates rang out from tho
interior ofthe tent:
"What the old Harry do you fellows think
you'r doing, anyhow T What's tho matter
with you 1   What do you want?"
There wasa moment b silence, broken only
by a nervous scuffling of feet and the clicking of gun-locks.
"How many aro thereof you in there?"
said the stern voice of the chief.
"Two, if you want to know, both unarmed, and nne ready to fight the lot of you
if you arc anxious for a scrimmage,"
"Come out one hy oqo," was the noxt
command.
" Wo'll eome out ono by one," said
Yates, emerging iu his shirt-sleeve**, " but
yon eiin't expect us lo keep it up long, aa
thero aro only two of us."
The profussor noxt appeared, with hia
-mat on. Tho situation certainly did not
look inviting, The lantern ou tho ground
throw up a pallid glow on tho severe faeo
of tho commander, na tho footlightH might
illuminate the figure of a brigand on tho
stage. Tha face of the officer showed that
he was greatly Impressed with tho impor-
unco and danger of his position. Vates
glanced about him with a smile, all his recent dejection gone, now that he was in the
midst of a row.
"Whinh is Murphy," ho said, "and
which is Doolin ? Hello, alderman," he
cried, ns hla oyea rested on ono tall, strapping, red-haired man who held his bayonet
ready to chnrga,wlth a fierce determination
in his face thnt might have made an opponent quail. " When did you leave New
York? and who's running the city, now
that you'ro gone?"
The men had evidently a sense of humor,
in Bpite of their blood-thirsty business, for
a smile tlickerod on their fncos in the lantern-light, and several bayonets wore unconsciously lowered. Rut the hard faeo of
tho commander did not relax,
"You aro doing yourself no good hy your
talk," ho said, solemnly, "What you say
Will be used against you."
"Vos, and what you do will bo uaed
against you ; and don't forgot that tact.
It's yon who nro in danger,���not, me. You
aro at this moment making about the biggest nsa of yourself there ia iu Canada."
"Pinion theao men," cried the captain,
grnill;'.
"Pinion nothing!" shouted Yntes.shaking
off the grasp of a man who had sprung to
his side, Hut both Yatea und Renmark
were speedily overpowered ; and then an
unseen dilliculty proaentod itaelf. Murphy
pathetically remarked that they had no
rope.   The captain was a man of resource,
���'Cut enough rope from the tent to tie
thom."
' I warn you, sir, that this outrage is
committed on liritish soil, and that I, on
whom it is committed, am a Rritish subject."
"Heavens and "earth, Renmark, if you
find it impossible to keep your month shut,
.lo not use the word -mbjoct,' but 'citizen.'"
" I am satisfied with the word, and with
the protection given to those who use it."
" Look here, Renmark, you had better
let me do the talking. You will only put
our foet in it. I know the kind of mon I
iavo to deal with ; you evidently don't."
In tying the professor they came upon
the pistol in Ms coat-pocket. Murphy held
it up to the light."
" I thought you said you were unarmed ?"
remarked tho captain, severely, taking the
revolver in his hand.
1 wib unarmed. The revolver Is mine,
but the professor would not lot me use it.
If he had, all of you would lie running for
dear life through the woods."
" You admit that you are a liritish subject?" said tho captain to Renmark, ignoring Yates,
"He doesn't admit it, ho brags of it,"
suid the latter, before Renmark could
speak. "You nitii't scare him: so quit
this fooling, and lot us know how long we
are to stand here trussed up liko thii."
I propose, captain," said the red-headed man, " that wo shoot these men whero
thoy stand, and roport to the general. They
aro spies. They are armed, and they denied
it. It's aouoruinu to the rules of war, captain."
"Rules of war 1 What do you know of
the ruUs of war, yon red-headed Senegam-
bian? Rules of Hoyle? Your lino Ib digging
sowers, I imagine. Come, captain, undo
thoso ropes and make up your mind quickly. Trot us along to Goneral O'Neill just
aa fast as you can. The sooner you get us
thero the more timo you will have for being
sorry over what you have done."
Rut the captain still hesitated, and looked from ono to the other of his men, as if to
make up his mind whether they would obey
him if he went to extremities. Yates s
quick eye noted that the two prisoners had
nothing to hope for, even from the men
who smiled. The shooting of two unarmed
and bound men seemed to them about tho
correct way of beginning a great struggle
for freedom.
" Well," said tho captain at length, "we
must do it in proper form, so I suppose we
Bhould have a court-martial. Are you
agreed ?"
They wero unanimously agreed,
" Look here," cried Yates, and there was
a certain improssivenoss in his voice in
spite of his formor levity, " this farce has
gone just as far as it is going. Go inside
the tent there, and in iny coat-pocket you
wilt lind a telegram, tho tirht of a dozen or
two received by me within tho last twenty-
four hours. Then you will see whom you
propose to shoot."
The telegram was found, and the captain
read it while Tim held the lantern. He
looked from under his knitted brows at tho
newspaper-mail.
"Then you are one of tho Argus staff."
"I am chief of the Argus staff. Ai you
seo, fivo of my men will be with General
O'Neill to-morrow. The first question they
will ask him will be 'Whore is Yatos?'
The next thing that will happen will bo
that you will lio hanged for your stupidity,
not by Canada nor by theState of New
York, but by your own general, who will
eurse your memory ever after. You are
fooling, not with a subject this time, but
with a citizen, and your general is not
such an idiot as to monkey with tho United
States government and, what is a blamed
sight worse, with the American proas.
Come, captain, we'vo had enough of this.
Cut these cords just as quickly as
you can, and tako us to tho general.
We wero going to seo him in the morning
anyhow."
"Rut this man says ho is a Canadian."
"That's all right. My friend ia mo. If
you touch him yon touch me. Now hurry
up. Climb down from your porch. 1 shall
have enough of trouble now, gotting tho
general to forgive nil tho blunders you havo
made to night, without your adding insult
to injury. Tell your men to untie us and
throw the ropes back into the tont. It will
aoon be daylight. Hustle, aud let us bo
off."
Untie them," said tho captain with a
sigh.
Yates shook himself when his arms regained their freedom.
Now, Tim," ho Bald, " run into that
tent and bring out my coat. It's chilly
here,"
Tim did instantly as requested, and helped Yates on with the coat.
Good boy I" said Yates. " You've evidently boen porter in a hotel." Tim grinned.
" I  think/'  said   Yates, meditatively,
that if ycu look under the right-hand
bunk, Tim, you will find a jug. It belongs
to tho professor, although he has hidden
it under my bed to divert suspicion from
himself. Just fish it out and bring it here.
It is not as full an it was, but there's
enough to go round, if tho professor does
not take moro than hia share."
The gallant troop smacked their lips in
anticipation, and Renmark looked astonished to soo tho jug brought forth. "You first,
professor." said Yates ; aud Tim innocently
offered him tho jug. The learned man shook
his bond, Yatea laughed, and took it himself.
" Well, hero's to you boys," he said,
and may you nil get back as safely to New
York us Iwill." The jug passed down
along the line until Tim finished it.
" Now, then for the camp of the Fenian
army," oried Yates, taking Renmark's arm;
nnd thoy began their march through tho
woods,
"Great GVsar Stilly," he continued to his
friend , "this is rost aud quiet with a veil-
geanco, isn't it ?"
CHAPTER VIII.
The company, feeling that thoy had to
put their best foot foremost in the presence
of their prisoners, triad at first to maintain something like military order in
marching through tho woods. Thoy soon
found, howovor, that this was a difficult
thing to do. Canadian forests aro not as
trimly kept as English parks. Tim walked
on ahead with the lantern, but throe times
he tumbled over some obstruction and disappeared suddenly from view, uttering
maledictions. Hia final effort in this line
was a triumph. He fell over the lantern
and smashed it. When all attempts at
reconstruction failed, tho party tramped on
in go-as-you-please fashion, and found thoy
did better without the light than with it.
In fact, although it was not yot four o'clock,
day break wns already filtering through
tho treoB, and the wooda were pcrcoptibly
lighter
"Wo must bo getting  noar tho  camp,
said tho captain
"Will I about, air?" asked Murphy.
"No, no. We can't miss it. Keep on
as you are doing,"
They wore nearer the camp than tbey
suspected. As they blundered on among
tho cracking underbrush and dry twigs, tho
sharp roport of a rifle echoed through tlio
forest, and a bullet whistled above their
heads,
" Fat the dlvil are you during at, Miko
Lynch?" cried the alderman, who recognized tho shooter now rapidly falling hack.
"Oh, it's you, is it?" said the sentry,
stopping in his flight. The captain strode
angrily towards him.
" What do you mean by firing like that?
Don't you know enough to ask for the
! countersign before shooting ?"
I " Sure 1 forgot about it, captain, entirety. Rut then, ye see, I never can hit anything : ao it's little difference it makes."
The shot had roused the camp, and there
was now wild commotion, everybody thinking the Canadians were upon them.
A at range -right tr. ***. the eyes of Yates
and R ���nmi*1-. Rjth were astonished
to sue the number of men that
O'Neill had under his command. They
were a motley crowd. Some tattered United States uniforms were
among them, but the greater number were
dressed as ordinary individuals, although
a few had trimmings of green braid on their
olothes. Sleeping out for a couple of nights
had given tho crowd the unkempt appearance of a great company of tramps. The
ollieers were undistingulshablc from the
men at first, but afterwards Yates noticed
that thoy, mostly in plain olothes and
B'ouch hats, had sword -belts buckled around
them aud one or two had swords that had
evidently seen service in the United States
cavalry.
"It's all right, boys," oried tho captain
to the excited mib. "It was only that
fool Lynch who fired at ui. There's nobody hurt.    Where's the general?"
"Hore he comes," said half a dozen voices
at onoe, and the crowd made way for him.
Genoral O'Neill wns dressed iu ordinary
citizen's costume, and did not have even a
sword-belt. On hie head of light hair was
a black soft felt hat, His faeo was pale
and covered wi'.h freckles. Ho loosed
more like a olerk from a ntoru thau Ilka the
commander of an army. Ho was evidently
somewhere between thirty-five and forty
years of age,
"Oh, it's you, is it?" ho aaid. "Why
aro you back ? Any news?"
Tho captain saluted, military fashion, and
replied,���
"We took two prisoners, sir. They
were encamped in a tent in the woods,
Ono of them says ho is an American citizen
and Bays ho knows you, so 1 brought them
in."
" I wish you hnd brought lu tho tent too,"
Baid tho general, with a wan smile. "It
would lie an improvement on sleeping in
the open air. Are theso the prisoners T I
don't know cither of these men."
"The captain mikes a mistake in saying
that I claimed a personal acquaintance with
you, general. What 1 said was that you
would recognize aomowhat quicker than ho
did who I was, and the desirability of treat*
ing me with rearouable decency.���Just
show the general that telegram you took
from my coat-pocket, captain,"
The paper was produced, and O'Neill
read it over onoe or twice.
" You are on the New York Argus,
thon ?"
" Vory much so, general."
" 1 hope you have not been roughly
used?"
" Oh, no ; merely tied up in a hard knot
nnd threatened with shooting,-���that's
all."
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Still, you
must make somo allowance at a time like
this. If you will come with me I will
write you a pass which will prevont any
similar mistak" happening in the future."
The general led the way to a smouldering
camp-fire, where, out of a valise he took
writing-materials, and using the valise as a
desk, began to writo. After he had written " Headquarters of the Grand Army of
the Irish Republic," he looked up and aaked
Yatea hia firat name. Reing answered, he
inquired the name of his friend,
"I want nothing from yon," interposed
Renmark. " Don't put my name on the
paper."
"Oh, that's all right," said Yates.
'Never mind him, general. He's a learned
man who doesn't know whon to talk and
when not to. As you maroh up to our tent
general, you will see an empty jug, whioh
will explain everything, Renmark s drunk,
not to put too fine a point upon it, and he
imagines himself a British subject."
The Fenlau general looked up at the pro.
feasor,
"Are you a Canadian J" he aBked.
"Certainly I am."
"Well, in that caae, if I let you leave
camp, you must give me your word that
should you fall in with the enemy you will
give no information to them of our position,
numbers, or of anything else you may have
Been while with us."
I shall not give my word. On the con*
triM-y, if I should fall in with tho Canadian
troops I will tell them where you are, that
you nro from eight hundred to one thousand
strong, and the worst-looking set of vagabonds I have ovor seeu out of jail."
General O'Neill frowned and looked from
one to the other.
Do you realize that you confess to being
a spy, and that it becomes my duty to have
you taken out and shot ?"
"In real war, yes. But this is mere
idiotic fooling, AM of you that don't escape will be either in jail or shot before
twenty-four hours."
" Well, by the gods, it won't help you
nny. I'll have you shot inside of ten min*
Utea, instead of twenty-four hours."
"Hold on, general, hold on," cried
Yates, ns the angry man rose and confronted the two. " I admit that he richly deserves shooting if you were the fool-killer,
which you are not. But it won't do. I
will be responsible for him. Just finish
that pass for me, and I will take care of the
professor. Shoot me if you like, but don't
touch him. He hasn't any sense, as you
can see, but I am not to blame for that,
nor ore you. If you take to shooting
everybody who is an ass, general, you won't
havo any ammunition left to conquer Canada with."
The goneral smiled in splto of himself,
aud resumed tho writing of the past.
" Thero," he said, handing the paper to
Yates. " You ace wo always like to oblige
tho press. I will riak your belligerent
friend, and I hope you will exerolso more
control over him, if you meet the Canadians, than you were ablo to exert hero.
Don't you think, on the whole, you had
bolter stay with us ? Wo are going to
march iu a couple of hours, whon tho men
have had a li11 le rost." He added in a lower
voice, so that tho professor could not hear,
" You didn't soo anything of the Canadians, I suppose?"
"Nota sign. No, I don't think I'll
stay. There will lie fivo of our fellows hire
some time to-day, I expect, and that will
be more than enough. I'm really here on
a vacation. Been ordered rest and quiet.
I'm beginning to think I havo made a mistake iu location,"
Yatea bade good-hy to the commander, and walked with his friend out of the
oamp. They threaded their way among
sleeping men and groups of stacked guns.
On tho top of one of the bayonets was nung
a tall ailk hat, which looked most incongruous in such a plaoe.
"I think," said Yates, "that we will
mako for the Ridgo Road, which must lie
somewhere In this direction. It will be
easier walking than through the woods;
and besides, I want to stop at one of the
farm-houses and get some breakfast. I'm
as hungry as a bear after tramping so
long."
" Vory well," answered tho professor
shortly.
They stumbled along until they reached
the edge of tho wood, then, crossing some
opon fields, presently came upon the road
near tho spot where tho fist-fight had taken
placo between Yates and H-irtlelt, The
two, now with greater comfort, walked
silently along tho road toward*, tho west,
with the reddening east behind them. The
whole scene was strangely quiet and peaceful, and tho recollection of tho weird enmp
thoy had left in tho wooda seemed merely
n bad dream. Tho morning air was sweet,
and the birds wore beginning to sing*
I Yates had intended to givo tho professor a
| pioco of his mind regarding the lack of
1 tact and common sense displayed by Ron-
mark in the camp, but somehow the
scarcely-awakened day did not lend itaelf
to controversy, and the serene stillness
soothed his spirit. He began to whistle
softly that popular war-song, " Tramp,
tramp, tramp, the boys are marching," and
then broke in with the question,���
" Say Renny, did you notice that plug-
hat on the bayonet ?''
" \ch, answered the professor ; " and I
saw five others scattered around the camp."
" Jingo ! you were observant. I can
imagine nothing quite bo ridiculous ai a
man going to war in a tall ailk hat."
The professor made no reply, and Yates
changed his whistling to " Rally round the
flag."
(to bb continued.)
WISDOM OF THE CHOW.
The Sable lllrd  Is Ibe Most Cunnlnfior
Feathered Crealnre*.
Those who know the crow only as a Urge
black cawing bird, that comes northward
in the quite early spring to feast on carrion
and, later, to pull up the young corn plants,
know but tittle of his real character. There
is not ia the entire liat'of our Northern
birds another that has suoh cunning and
sagacity.
These birds are nob only mischievous and
malicious, but they are born thieves and
pilferers, and lhey seem to possess theso
qualities knowing them to be such, and to
indulge them with a keen and grotesque
aenae of humor at the expense of their en*
emios.
They build great rough posts of sticks
and leaves, high upon the forest trees, and
are careful not to indulge In any noise in
tho vicinity during tho building and brooding tlmo. Four young ouos are generally
brought forth, and these, when newly fledged, aro a quartet of as ill-looking creatures as one may see. Largo, lank and
bony, with uncouth heads, it. ia at this
stage that they foreshadow tho grewsome
inspiration that must have haunted the
brain of Edgar Allen Poe when he produced
his celebrated raven from the dusk and tho
gloom of his weird imagination. As the
young gradually tako on flesh nnd feathers
they become moro presentable in appearance; the eye gleams with the inborn Intelligence; they gave vent to a sort of falsetto
"caw," but are anything but docile and
well-behaved children.
There is an hereditary enmity between
the owl tribes nud the crows. There is n
clear reason why there should be this anti
pathy, as the former are strict ly night-prowling birds, while tho black follows do their
foraging all in daytime.
Wnen a orow spies an owl perched in
some secluded plaoe he at once communicates the faot to his companions, and then
there Is a noise in the wooda that, can bo
heard a mile in any direction,
THKV HAD A PKITEK SI'IIEME,
Tho crows have no intention whatever to
precipitate a fight���they are not built that
'. The owl understands this, and much
ie deprecates the unseemly noise, being
by nature a quiet bird, he simply puts him*
self on guard, glares at his black enemies as
they swoop close to him with thoir aggravating caws, rultles his feathers and greets
them with a kind of hiss and an open bill.
On such occasions he if generally found on
a Urge limb, close to the trunk of the tree,
to which he turns his back and preserves a
dignified defiance, daring his enemies to the
onset.
But the tactics of the black imps are too
deep for the comprehension of the owl. He
knows muoh less about man and his methods
than do his cunning adversaries. They are
abroad during the day and understand the
meaning of a gun better than any creature
that falls a victim to that weapon, and the
whole intention of all thoir loud vociferation
is to attract some hunter, whoso coming
they will notice, as they are on the wing
and on the alert. When the time comes
they will clear the coast, and the owl, congratulating himself on thoir disappearance,
probably falls a victim to tho discharge of
the murderous shotgun or rifle. Meantime
the crows may be holding a jollification in
au adjoining wood and bragging to each
other about their sharp practice, 2b has
been observed long ago that these birds
hold conventions, or rather that the gather
together in deliberative assembly. This is
in the fall, and a tree Is ohoosen whioh has
shed its leaves. A bunchy, spreading walnut would prove a favorite, back in the days
when those trees were still plentiful, and to
this tho sablo hosts would repair to the
number of 100 or more. The orators for
the occasion would be perched nbove the
audience, and it was a comic sight to see
and hear the gestures and earnest caws that
these gave forth. When something particularly impressive had beon advanced, it
would bo attested to bya vigorous flapping
and an all-around concurrent cawing.
The assemblies would last half a day with
frequent adjournments, whioh wore especially hasty if somo urchin was detected
itealing along the fence with a gun.
RKC1ULAR COUHT SESSIONS HKI.D,
Some writers on orow habits have affirmed that thoy hold criminal court sessions,
judicially try culprits, and, if convicted,
sentence and summarily inflict punishment.
It U posible that thoy recognize a code of
honor among themselves, but there is certainly nothing of honor discernible in their
relations with any of the other congeneric
families of the feathered tribes.
They are systematic robbers of the oggs
of other birds, und do not hesitate to loot
the nesta of tho domestic turkey and farmyard hen. Whon a neat has been discovered and a raid has been decided on, a
small gang makes the sortie. One is-charged
with vigilance to watch for tho approach of
danger. Another gets in front of the setting hen and taunta her, holding her attention, while a confederate at her rear goes
for the plunder. Or they will rush forward
in assault, scaring the poor creature from
her nest, when each seizes an egg, which it
readily carries in ita bill, and all flap their
way to the woods wilh generoua congratulations to eaoh other on their good generalship. Plundering the nests of any of the
small birds is also in their lino, and ono may
ofton seo the littio victims whoso homes
have been despoiled in hot pursuit of the
black marauder, who leisurely flaps his
way, utterly heart-hardened to any appeal
for mercy.
But ib is when domesticated that the real
orow character van be best studied, as he
then exhibits all his peouUrlties, which in
a wild state cannot be observed.
Saored Serpent. Egypt.
A general belief in the divine character
and healing poweru of the sacred serpent is
to be met with all ovor Egypt. Kven the
myths which the old Egyptians associated
with the snake nro atill prevalent Egyptians of alt otnsses still believe that when
"a serpent grows old, wings grow out of
its body," and that thoro are serpents
whioh kill by darting flames in tho victim's
face, flow old such beliefs are in this
country need not be repeated to those who
have seen the pictures in the Tombs of the
Kings at Thebes, The seref, or "flying
serpent," and the snake from whoso mouth
flames issue aro among the commonest of
the figures painted on their walls.
It is not, however, as Kakodaemon, but
as Agathodaemon, that tho divine serpent
of ancient Egypt atill maintains his chief
hold on the Belief of the Egyptian people.
Each house Btill has its harraa, or "guard-
Ian snake," commonly known as tho harms
ol-bet, "the proteotor of the houso." Tho
snake is fed with milk and oggs, and care
is taken not to do it harm. A servant of
mine, who was born at Helwnn, near Cairo,
has often told mc about the guardian snake
of his father's house. It was a largo one,
nnd used io como out at night for tho snko
of the food that was offered it and to glide
ovor the bodies of the sleeping family. It
never did nny of them any mischief, "as it
was always treated well." One day a
stranger snake made its appearance ab bhe
door of bho houso ; the harras nt onoe went
against it, and after a short struggle killed
the intruder.���[The Contemporary Review.
YOUNG POLKS.
A Bedtime Story.
The shadows were creeping in the corners,
the fire was blazing on the hearth, the kettle singing and bubbling for Honor* to make
tea. Papa's train was coming acroas the
meadows;Jack was wiping the froat from
his akatea and mamma- was saying to baby
what a cold night it would be when Little
Rrowo Bess pub oo her red cloak and mittens and slipped out of bhe door. She bad
a tiny basket on her arm in which were
some Kernels of corn aud a piece of bread.
Where was Little Brown Bess going just
at nightfall, alone?
The stars peeped at her and winked their
bright eyes and whispered among themselves. Peter Peterson, bhe giant, with his
cart, stopped and smiled ab her. "Ah ha,
ib is the leetle Bessie I Whither dost thou
go?" said Peter, tailing a red apple from
his pocket and putting it is her basket.
But little Brown Bess only laughed and
took a good bite out of tho red apple with
her sharp little teeth.
"Schaok Vroost'11 get ye," said Peter,
drawing his woolen cap over his ears.
By and by came Herr Lorenz, the milk
man, with his white pony and his rattling
cans.
"(iuto naohtmein leetlomadohen," cried
he. " Dost go bo seek the moon this fine
evening ? Jack Frost will got thee. Have
n sup o milk?" He held the brimming cup
to her tips and she took a good drink ot the
warm, sweeb milk.
By and by she oame to the drug storo,
with its shining windows and red and green
and yellow jars. In went Little Brown
Bess and looked at the drug-store man.
" Ah, there comes my little sweetheart,"
���aid the drugstore man, and he lifted her,
basket and all, and gave her a kiss on her
red, red cheek. " Will my Bweethenrt
havo some peppermints this evening?"
Then he filled a bag with pink and white
peppermints and put it into her basket.
" Whero are you going, Brown Bess,"
said he.
"I'mdoin'to find my Doooey Daddies.
Him r-inned away," said Bess���and she
pulled off her mitten and put a beautiful,
big round pepperment between her little
white toetb. " Dood-by, Mr. Peppernit-
man."
"Good-by, little sweetheart. Aren't you
afraid ?" Bald the drug-store man, opening
the door for ber.
'"Paid? What for?" said Brown Bess,
opening her big eyes very wide. But tbe
drug-store man only laughed and Baid
" Don't let Jack Frost catch yon," and
little Brown Bess trotted out under tho
stars, aad they whispered and laughed and
winked at one another.
The great engine was just across the
creek and lb looked ab her with ita big bright
eye. It sent some smoke up to bhe Btara
in a soft gray wreath, and the smoke
whispered: "That is our own Libble
Brown Bess, Don't let Jack Froat get her,"
and then went snorting off into the darkness.
All the people came crowding across the
street, and nearly ran over her, Thoy were
hungry and in a hurry, and they rubbed
their hands together, and one gentleman
said: "Why, this is Bessie Bright-Eyes I
Are you looking for your papa? lie is not
on the train. Come home with me, tittle
one."
Bess shook her head. "Oh, no," said
she. "But I will dlv 'ousome peppernits,"
She pulled off her mitten and took l 11 she
could from bhe little bag and held bhem out
to him.
"I don't want your candy, darling ; 1
want you," aud he stooped down to lift her
in his arms.
But sho laughed and dodged away from
him, aud ran as fast as she could across the
track into bhe darkness, dropping her
peppermints and her mitten as she went,
" Jack Frost will get you," called he.
By and by she stopped running and looked about her. It was quite dark and
strange, and a little shiver ran down her
back.
Sho looked ever her shoulder and said :
I wonder where jb my mitten I"���*' I
wonder where is my Doocey Daddies?" "I
wonder���where���Is���my mamma?" A big
toar rolled down her cheek and fell upon her
little eold red hand. " I wonder," said
she slowly, "what ' faid is? I wonder-
where��� Jack--Frost���is I"
Some one wns coming down the road.
Very tall and dnrk he looked. It was the
funny tetter man, and ho knew tho little
red oloak,
" Little Brown Bess," Baid he, " where
are you going ?"
" I is doing to And my Doooey Daddies,"
said she.    "Him r mined awiy."
Then tho funny libble man doubled up
like a jackknife and said :
" Feel in my pockeb, Brown Best."
Sho pub her Ilttlo cold bare hnnd into his
pocket, lb wns warm and nice nnd soft,
and something stirred inside. Presently
" croon���cr-oo-n" came a little voice from
the pocket, and Brown Bess sereamen with
joy.
" It is my Doooey Daddies! Whore did
you nnd him, Mr. Letter Man?"
**��� I found him over ab Tommy Peabody's,
and I thought I'd bring him.
Brown Bess pulled the little bantam
rooster out of bhe big pocket, and held him
under her ehin,
"He is nice and warm," aaid she. "I
love him."
"Pub him En your basket quick, and got
on my back," said tho letter man. " I want
to get you home in a hurry before Jack
Frost catches you."
So littio Brown Bess pub Doocey Daddies
in bhe basket along with the apple and bhe
cotn and the bread and the peppermints,
and the funny letter man trotted all the
way home with her, and Jack Frost did nob
catch her.
Fnnoh and Judy.
On the shore of a little river a queer
houae stood. It waa buitb on high poles
hat stood up outof the wator. Tho lower
floor of the house was on a level wibh the
bridge that crossed the river, and hero
there was a Ilttlo candy shop. On the
upper floor of the house lived a man and
hia wifo and tholr libble curly-headed boy.
The man mado his living by letting out
boats to people who wanted to go fishing
or rowing for ploasure. In front of tbo
houae there was a long board platform
built of boards and called a float It reach*
ed far out over the water and to tho edge
of this tho boats were tied.
In this queer houso lived Punch and
Judy, two gray and white kittens.
Tho two kittens amused themselves by
jumping in and out of the boats, running
around tho float and chasing each other's
Intis In a mild soramblo up and down tho
ladder that led to the water.
Tho little hoys and girls who wont out in
the boats gave funny shrieks as tho boats
tipped over whon they stepped into them.
But Punch and Judy jumped over the seats
and around the sides, and from boat to
boat quite easily, and woro never frightened.
" Do they like fish ?" askod Millie one
day, " We'll bring thom home aomo."
" That's juat what they dolike," answered the man who kept boats. " But you
needn't go away from tho float to get the
kind that suits them."
" How ?" inquired Millie.
" I'll show you," said tho man.
So he went and got a big crab net. Oh,
you must know what n crab net is t Into it
lie threw a few bits of mcatand lowered tho
whole cautiously into tho wator,
Millie had to wait a long while, fnr thc
tiny fish woro shy. But, presently, thoy
came wriggling in, ono by one, until twenty
or moro wero Tn tho not.
Thon with a quick turn of his bund the
man lifted the neb out of the water. Ah,
what a lovely dinner for kittens 1
No wonder they liked it. Tho littio fish
disappeared down the little red throats of
tho kittens, Millie stood by laughing to
seo how eagerly they snapped nt them.
" And they're really getting fab I" sbo
cried in delight, "See I They were nothing
but skin and bones before, and now they're
as pretty and plump as can be,"
But a fiah diet can't be very durable, so
to apeak. The kittens ran after Millie
every day whenever she appeared and seemed to be able to swallow as many fish as
ever.
"They don't stay plump, do they ?" ex
claimed Millie, in despair. " Bub never
mind I It's fun to catch the fish for
'em !"
The kittens seemed to enjoy it, too.
As for the fish, nobody aaked their opinion.
A MONKEY PLAGUE UIHDIA.
Intelligence of the Animal*.
It appears that a monkey plagne has
lately sprung up at Simla, India. In consequence of this, a Lahore newspaper pub-
Indies the following story ���������Many yeara
ago a Padre dwelt in Simla, and the Padre's
wife used to feed bhe monkeys that haunted
tho place overy morning. Oue day the
patriarch of the lot whlled away his time
waiting for breakfast by throwing the contents of the Padre's dressing-tablo through
the open window down the khud. The
Padre was
A MKHC1FUL HAN,
ao he only loaded a shot gun with bhe small
scarlet berries which natives use for bead-
work, and gave the fleeing Hanuman the
contents of one barrel aa lie was leaping
from tree to tree through the jungle. During breakfast, not a vestige of a monkey
was to be seen, and afterwards the Padre
went out, and his wife book up her accustomed seat in the verandah. Presently ahe
became aware of bhe noiseless arrival of a
deputation. Two full-grown monkeys were
supporting their wounded patriarch up the
verandah  steps.     Slowly the sad   little
f;roup approached bhe lady, and the two
lelpers placed tho wounded monkey in
front of her, and then withdrew a little.
With a look of saddest reproach the old
monkey placed his hand on hia wounds,
and then held out the palm atained with
blood for thi lady's inspection, accompanying the action with a most melancholy
little moan. The Padre's wife waa terribly
upset with sympathy for the monkey and
fear that they might
KBVBNni THRMSKI.VK.S
on her. She had food brought and laid on
the floor, but none of bhe bhree would touch
ib, but slowly and silently departed as they
had como, the old monkey being assisted by
the others with the most pathetic solicitude
over the various obstacles of the path. All
day the food lay there lor the benefit of bhe
crows and sparrows, but no other monkey
was seen, and for many daya not one oame
nenr the house, until one morning, while
breakfast was in progress, the whole band
arrived headed by the patriarch himself,
recovered of his wounds, and moat condescendingly oblivious of bygones. From that
day bhe old friendly relations remained unimpaired ; and the Padre used to deolare
that, even if they threw the baby down the
khud, he did nob think his wife would let
him shoot another monkey. Who, then, is
going bo order the wholesale slaughter of
the monkey-folk of Simla, especially when
the Hindoos of bhe plaoe will so strongly
object to the blood of Hanuman defiling
their bazaars ?
EPITOME Ok' THE WEEK-
c(l
AS DR. MACARTaUR VIE Wfl IT.
Carter llarrlton Made Violence Ike P��r-
pose of Mis Career, and by Violence Me
Died.
The Rev. Dr. Robert S. MaoArthur of
Calvary Baptist Church, preached last
Sunday on the patriotic and religious lessons
taught by bhe World's Fair. In opening
his sermon Dr. MaoArthur spoke of the
death of Mayor Harrison.   He said :
" My thoughts to-night are colored with
sadness becauso of the tragic death in
Chicago, America haa beon shocked and
the civilized world atartled by the sudden
death of Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago.
It was only a few days ago that he made a
speech in whioh he lauded Chicago to bhe
skies. In bhat speoch he made sporb of
the obher cities of bhe Union, and of New
York in particular. It might be well to
remember that it was bhe patriotism of
those other cities that led ao muoh to the
success of Chicago's greatest enterprise.
" There are suggested lessons taught ns
by this death. Harrison waa a remarkable
and altogether unique man, but he waa a
partisan rather than a patriot in hia long
career of political life. He determined,
and carried out to the best of his ability,
that no law Bhould limit the Sabbath breaking during bhe Fair. He determined that
everything should be open on bhe Lord's
day, the saloons, gambling houses, and
all other places of ill repute. He bought a
paper, the Times, to further his candidacy
for the Mayorship, for all the other papers
of Chicago were against him. He made his
paper cuter to the worst classes and the
lowest tastes in Chicago. He catered to
the spirit of violence, and made his paper
anarchistic in its editorials. He made violence tho whole purpose of his public career,
and by the power ot violence he died.
" I have no sympathy with the manner
of his taking off, but, while I deplore the
wickedness accountable for hia death, I
cannot hold him entirely blameleeo, for
lhey who take up bhe sword shall perish
by the sword, and they who uphold violence
shall by violence be slain,"
-���-��������� - m
Turbine Wheeli at Mania-
The turbines for the Niagara Falls power
plant are properly two wheels, one above
the other, each fij feet in diameter and 18
inches high. Between the two the huge
penstock comes, whioh is 7J feet in diameter, revolving both wheels simultaneously
on a tubular steel shaft 3 feot 2 inches in
diameter and 147 feet high. The upper end
of the shaft is connected directly with the
dynamos at bhe top of the pit The turbines,
operated in thia form, are kept balanced by
the force of the water feeding bhem, above
bho bottom stop or stool of the ahaft, and
thus there ia no danger of the shaft, through
friction, gotting hot end burning out. The
cost of construction complete waa 950,00-).
and the estimated cost of eaoh wheel in,
position in tho pit la $00,000, Their total
weight In position, including shaft, is POO, ���
000 pounds. Tho steel framework of the
power station is now nearly completed, and
tho hoisting apparatus���a huge electric
crane- will bo up during the coming week
Where Oyolista are Licensed.
This is tho caso In France In the elty of
Paris, nnd iu Alsace, In Germany. In bhe
latter country cyclists appear to have a
remarkable bid time, for every wheelman in
Alaaco is not only obliged by the police to
take ont a license costing about 02 cents
per annum, but is further compelled to have
tho number ot such license inscribed in
figures an inch long on his machine, A
rider in Alsace is liable bo a heavy fine if
ho should be discovered riding a machine
bearing a number that does nob agree with
thab on his license. No cyclist oan fide in
any part of the city of Paris without first
obtaining a license coating about $2 per
annum, and that document intimates that
tho permission thereby given la liable to
withdrawal in ease of reckless riding. The
speed of any cycle in Danish cities must
not exceed tho ordinary paoe of a cab, In
Germany and Belgium,ns well as in France,
cyclists are taxed, In France there are
about a quarter of a million cyclists, and in
Great Britain fully double that number.
Ko Rear Cart Wanted-
Pat���"Now, Bridget, dear, an' for yer
loite don't 'jo goin' an' sittiu' of yerself in
th' rear car of th' thrain on yor way to Toronto. Ach I it's tbimaa allow goto smashed
t' smithereens,"
Bridget���" An' Oi won't, indado. But
whoy Is it, Pat, tho railrhodos niver hez th'
sinco t' lie afthor loavin' th' rear oars off th'
thrains for th' safoty of their travellers ?"
M. Worth, tho great Paris dressmaker,
is now almost seventy years of ago. He is
the son of an old Knglish solicitor, and was
, born nt Bourne, in Lincolnshire.     When
A British Match Consumers' League has
been formed.
Walking-sticks for ladies are becoming
fashionable.
Tbe salary of the Vicsroy of India is 20,-
833 rupees a month.
There are over 80,000 stuttering children
In the schools of Germany.
Pulmonary consumption claimed 144
victims iu London (Eng.) last week.
The British War Office authorities say
that our soldiers are becoming shorter.
The Urgeat holly tree in Great Britain is
aaid to be at Clochfaen, Llanidloes.
Mr. W.P. Frith, R.A., received Gd. for
hie first drawing, a sketch ot a dog.
Patti gets ��800 for singing in London,
and ��600 for singing in the provinces.
Mr. Michael Santluy, the eon of the great
baritone, is now studying for the Bar.
Mr. Max O'Rell thinks the Australia*1
women are tbe most frivolous ha has ever
met.
Mr. Tom Mann thinks that the textile
wages in Yorkshire are a disgrace to Kng-
In the United States it is a law that all
phonographs in public use shall ba disinfected.
A superabundance of iron In bhe blood ia
the theory put forward to account for red
hair.
Mr. Cecil Rhodes, Premier of CepeC-ilony,
thinks the Matabele trouble will soon be
over.
In the neighbourhood of Isterburg, in
Germany, wolves have appearod in Targe
numbers.
It le said that a performance of Utopia
ia to be given before the Queen in the course
of the season.
A Boston statistician finds that nearly
twice oi many women as men live to lie
over 80 years of age,
A movement is on foot in Kussia to es-
tablish by law a compulsory insurance
againat bhe failure of the crops.
The survivors of the famous Balaclava
charge are dwinding away, but thero are
atill t jro in Newcastle.
A station official says that 60 men como
to aak for articles left in railway carriages
for every woman who doea so.
The Bank of Kngland note is not of tho
.me thickness all through. Counterfeit
notes are invariably of one thickness.
Messrs. Spiers ft Pond intend to start a
restaurant in Paris, for the supply of grilled
steaks, chops, and Knglish dishes.
Mdmo. Patti'a favorite pet is a small
Mexican dog named Rich., He is provided
wibh a complete wardrobe, including nightgown.
The Empress of Austria spends nearly
half tbe day in having her hair cared tor.
During thU time ahe is read to, aud smokes
incessantly.
Canton, aays one who visited it recently, is chiefly notable for Its foul smells,
cooked dogs, and rat'a flesh everywhere exposed for sale.
All persons In the service of the late Lord
Derby had distributed between them on
Wednesday a sum of ��10,000, bequeathed
in his will.
Prince Arthur, the little ten-year-old son
of the Duke of Connaught, has been taking
awimming lessons in the open sea at South-
"a.
A lady correspondent saya the colours in
which the Duchess of York looks best are a
rather warm, bright pink and forget-me-not
blue.
An acute American observer writes thab
ib is difficult in England to come across a
Gladstooian among the upper and upper
middle classes.
The Board Schools of London appeal for
any used lawn tennis balls that players may
have bo spare. The balls are very useful in
bhe playgrounds,
Rosa Bonheur, the well-known artist,has
several pretty pet doge, but her ohief favourite is her monkey, which is allowed to
run about at will.
The Duke of Devonshire has given a site
valued ab ��0,000 for a new church ab Eastbourne, and has also subscribed ��6,000 towards the aame object.
The Princess of Wales numbers among
her many virtues the crowning one of being
what is known in unaristoaratio circles as
"a good hand " with babies.
A movement has beon inaugurated at
Scranton, Pa., tosenda'choir of 160 Welsh-
Americans to Wales next year, to represent
the United States at the National Eisteddfod there.
It ia rumoured that in America hnve been
found theoorreotedproof-sheetsofBoswell's
Johnson, containing thn passages whioh
Boswell suppressed on the representations
of his friend.
" Old Bonnie," the oldest horse in the
service of a United Statea Fire Brigade, has
now been pensioned off after 14 years' work,
during whioh time ib has attended several
thousand fires.
The latest idea promulgated by Genoral
Booth ia the distribution of "Graco-before-
meat" boxes, the proceeds of all the boxes
going to increase the income of the " darkest England" scheme.
The King of Siam has exactly 600 wives
many of whom have, however, to act in a
strictly domestio capacity, no less than
four, for instance, being employed in taking
care of his Majesty's boots.
Staff-Commander Thomas Haw kins-Smith,
who did not go down with t he Victoria, haa
been appointed to the Ramilliea. He is tho
first of the officers of the Victoria to receive
a new appointment
Words of WUdom.
Knowledge is the knowing that wo cannot know,
Ib is not knowledge, but little knowledge, that pufleth up.
Reasons of things are rather to bo taken
by weight than tale.
Don't stand shivering upon the bank ;
plunge in at onco and have it over.
No labour is hard, no timo U long,
wherein the glory of eternity is tho mark
we level at.
Great wit* are aure to madness noar
allied, and Ihin partitions do their bounds
divide.
I weigh the man, nob his titlo ; 'tis not
the king's stamp can make bhe metal any
better.
It ia little the sign of a wise or good man
to suffer temperance to bo transgrebscd in
order to purohaae the repute of a good
entertainer.
If the way in which men express thoir
thoughts ia slipshod and mean, it will bo
very difficult for their thoughts themselves
to esoapo being the same.
Equal to the Occasion-
The following anecdote Is told of the celebrated surgeon, Mr. Abernethy.
One day during an examination ofa class
of students, ho asked one of thom what ho
would do in case of a man being blown up
by gunpowder.
" 1 should wait till he camo down again,"
waa the reply,
" True, rejoined Abernethy. " And
suppose I should kiok you tor such an impertinent reply, what musclea should I
put in motion ?"
"Tho .Uxorsand extensors of my right
arm," said the student ; " for I should floor
you directly."
Children were laat year admitted to Dr.
Harnerdo's homo from 101 different districts
in the British Metropolis ; from'Jill! cities,
towns, and villages in England, Scotland,
Ireland, and Walea, and from fifteen places
abroad. THE WEEKLY NEWS, DEC. 6 , 1893.
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the air or the waUr, or oiheiwise their
condition invites attack. Nevertheless,
it is also true that the more provident invite sickness by neglect or caretessness,
and malting all due allowance for th.it'
sickness sometimes comes from causes
we cannot understand. It is wise, however, at all times, ami more especially in
a lime when sickness is prevalent to
guard well our health.
LIFE IN JEYPORE CITY.
WHERE WORKINGMEN  RECEIVE FIVE
CENTS A DAY.
In looking over our books we find that
nuny of our subscribers are in arrears,
some of them for many months. Newspapers can not be run on credit, ancl we
imi*.t urge all who know themselves to
be "indebted to us to at once forward the
amount.
Editorial Notes.
Next to our own tariff that ofthe United States is most important to us.chielly
perhaps from our extensive dealings
with that country, and the additional fact
that the lowering of our own tariff on
many articles is supposed to be largelv
dependent upon the lowering ofthe tariff
there. The proposed bill which will be
introduced into the new congress which
assembled on Monday at Washingtoh is
as radical a measure as could have rev
snnably been expected. Of course it may
be much modified before it becomes a
law, and it is now published that it may
receive thc benefit of just crithism.
Wool, coal, lumber, salt, iron ore and
agricultural implements are put on the
free list. Generally the reductions have
been important. Tbe passage ofthe bill
through congress will be witched with
interest.
It is probable that to-day's mails will
bring us news of a definite nature from
lite Howaii Islands. Probably President
Cleveland's message to Congress on Mon
day will disclose his instructions to Minister Willis. We do not believe that he
would dare to use force, without ihc
authority of Congress just on the eve of
its annual assembling to repress the Provisional Government and restore the ex-
qucen to her throne. The superior element there as elsewhere will in thc end
control, and the Blacks of these islands
no more than the inferior race of the
Southern States will be able long to retain the supremacy. Thc rule of the
whites is inevitable, and the form of government they adopt is of little consequence. Witb Queen Lill. on the throne
restored by Cleveland the influence of
lhe United States would be paramount
The Executive of the United States has
neither the right to pull down or set up a
government, and we can have no sympathy with a one man power in United
States or Russia. Happily we do not have
it in our own country.
The city of Nan.iimo is .ilready enjoying the sport of having two rival newspaper. They take opoosite sides of politics and all public questions and as a
rule give good reasons for lheir faith
"You pays your money and takes your
choice". It serves to make otherwise
dull times lively and the people are a-
mused. Hut that is not all. Between them
bothpeiple get a glimpse of the truth.
The fun of the thing causes people to
read both papers and that has the effect
to broaden them. In Victoria and Vancouver this thing bas become stale, but it
is fresh just now in Nanaimo, and of
course enjoyable. No doubt both papers will be more enterprising than either
would it left to itself. One thing is cer-
l ;iin the people there feel an inch taller
than they did a few weeks ago, Meeting a citizen of th.it ambitious burgh up
(his way lately we asked him���.
How about Nanaimo?
He straightened himself up to his highest altitude and with mingled dignity and
pride exclaimed���
"Wc have two daily papers now."
With the change of weather in the late
fall usually comes more or less sickness.
Winter does not set in with steady
weather in this section. It is snow one
day and rain the next and seldom so cold
as to drive qs indoors. It is good weather for a good many things, espesially
colds, and these if negelected rapidly develop into sickness. It is therefore the
time of the year when extra care should
be taken to avoid colds, and if they are
contracted they should at once receive
attention. Keep dry and warm is a
prime rule, and if faithfully observed will
save a wonderful amount of trouble.
Care should also ba taken not to over.
. work at this period. Of course it is u.t-
ins la give a word of warning to thnse
who dissipate; they would be the last to
heed it ai they would be naturally the
first to luffer.   If there is any poison in
Vet They ltnlse I.nrg-a ttwitlltm, Pay Rent
���nil Save M��iit-y The K-iJuh Kecelrei
BIllH-m-i - Jeyptirc'-t PeunllRi-Hlet Fully
l't-i-rrlbe-l.
Joyporeis the capital nnd residence of
one of [ndia'B weultliieBt prinees. Tho
Miihnriijnli'8 estate coveni 16,000 Rtim.ro
mill's, and lnw a population of 11,000,000
souk The city of .leypore is encircled
by ii crenellated wull, with bovoii Kiito-
wuys. These are all well guarded during turbulent times in India. The city
is typically Indian, with crowded utreets
and' bazar-*.
lu the oentro are tho Maharajah b
palace. iK-nutiful gardens und pleasure
grounds, adorned with f min tain**, tropi-
cnl trees, planta, nnd flowering flhruhn.
The p-ilneo and grounds occupy one-
Beventh of tho walled city, nnd are mir-
ronnded by n high embattled wall, built
by Jey Sing wh��n ho left Amber.
One of the interesting sight* in Jey-
pore is tho observatory built by the celebrated roval astronomer and founder,
Jey Sing." It ia one of tho largest in
India, and Ib remarkahlo oven to this
date, on account of the many curious
instrumonts���dials, gnomons, quadrants, etc.���built of solid stone. Some
of tiioiy astronomical instruments are
hunilredf* of feot in height und in diameter, and of groat interest to astronomers. Many of the instruments are
unknown to scientists of thu present day,
nlthough tbey nerved the purpose of Jey
King's wonderfully accurate calculations
and observations.
The royal stables are also of considerable interest. These cover purkatn ten
acres of land, with stalls on each sido
nnd large osereirie grounds in the centre.
There are ceverul hundred of fine horses,
some of choice Asiun blood from all
parts of tho country, of various build
and color, from the finely spottod Arab
tothoKnieeful. delicately limbed Deecan.
the fleet-footed Fanjanb mares, and
blood-bav Knglish troopers.
Each horso has a special attendant,
nnd each attendant���knight of the borne
���has several servant*. Kach horse is
donbloqniltod. although the temperature
ranges from \)i}' to 120' Fahrenheit. All
of them are too much blinded or hiunp-
ored and most ruinously fut. They
stand upon clean dirt, in spacious stalls.
E:ich horse is tied, not by its head and
neck, ns wo do, but by its feet. Around
tho fetlocks are fastened leather bands,
to which ropes are attached, so that the
animal can neither paw, striko, ner kick.
Tho robes from tho hind feet are fastened
to a stone pillar some twenty foet away.
If, in spite of this, these noble animals
will surge about, lateral ropes are fastened to L'ii-jh foot, so tne \rnot creatures
cannot move in any direction more thau
six inches. [.Should thoy still bo uueaBV,
a large hood is drawn over their eyea
to ke-jp thom quiet. Tho homes are fed
on n mixture of meal, brown sugar and
buttor, which makes them as plump and
fat as a purkor���regular roly-poly ponies,
used much too little, bevoral of the
finest nro kept constantly saddled and
richly caparisonod. to bj ready at a moment's notice, for the Prince brooks no
delay���auytntug he wants must be sup*
plied at once.
Tho hundreds of attendants nro paid
four rupees a month ($1.29), aud, by the
time they board and cloth themselves,
there is not much for their families out
of four cents a day.
The averaj;o wages per day in India
are from throe to live cents���juices not
at all exorbitant when oue considers that
most ofthe men raise large fumilien, pay
house rent, etc., to say nothing of luxuries, such as hotel nut. Kven with
theso prices of, say fmircents a day, tho
people are happy and contented, and one
never hoars of trail";; unions or i.trikeH.
Hesides these ample stables, the Hajah
fcw twenty-five huge Indian elephants
, -i* excursions. These noble beasts aro
about twelve feet high and of enormous
size. A car is strapped on the elephant's
back, and a whole family rides on one
animal. To mount an elephant is quite
a task. Tho Animal is mado to kneel,
aud then, by moans of a stepladder,
one climbs iuto tbe car ou his back us
if it wore a houso. When one is comfortably seated, with tho shade drawn
to keep off tho sun, the elephant swings
along at nn easy gait of twenty miles an
hour. Ono elephant was richly caparisoned with goldombroidori-.'s; his ivory
tusks were set with jewels and clasped
with golden bands, for ho wns ono of the
prince's favorites.
The Maharajah also keeps another lot
of elephants, which he did not like tho
looks of. Theso are the fighters���lingo
powerful fellows, with sharp tusks and
vicious eyea. They are trained to fight
anything'and everything, but especially
the wild elephants in tho mountains.
They charge at them with full speed
and plunge their tusks Into their antagonists and gore thom to death. Au elephant fight is royal sport in India, and
not to be missed if ono has the opportunity to witness one.
Jeypore is also famous for its enamel
works and tlie cutting and setting of
other precious stones found in tho
State, The native Behool of destyu is
exceedingly interetiting. Here children
aro seated as apprentices for five years
before thoy can earn anything, hut tho
work they do iu copper and brass is unexcelled in any part of tho world.
They sit on the ground, with a pioco
of brass hold by thu toes, a small nam
mor iu ono hand and a small piece of
steel in the other, and with these crude
instruments they will hammer und hammer until they finish a highly ornamental vase or cup, tho equal of anything we
saw in any other country.���San Francisco Chronicle.
Tt-.-ii-tfi-iof Music Thr-Hif-li Ileum!.
The following beautiful experiment,
described bv Prof. Tyndall, shows how
music may bo transmitted by an ordinary wooden rod. In a room two floors
beneath his lecture-room there was a
piano, upon which an artist was playing, but the audience could not hear it.
A rod of deal, with its lower end resting upon the Boundlng-board of the
piano, extended upward through the
two floors, its upper ond bofore the lecture table. But still not a sound was
hoard.
A violin waa then placed upon the end
of the rod, which was thrown into resonance by the aacondiug thrills, and instantly the music ofthe piano was given
ont in the lecture room. A guitar and
harp were substituted for the violin, and
witb the same result. The vibration of
the piano strings were communicated
tothe sounding board, they traversed
the long rod, wen reproduced bv tb��
re-sonant bodies, the air waa carved into
waves, and the whole imulojU composition was delivered to tht UaUning audi*
toe*.���American Register.
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J, J, Grant, Proprietor
The Hold is one of the best equipped
oi the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the moulh of the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming set*
tlement of Comox.
Trent .lie plentiful in lhe river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied   with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
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J. E. BUTLER, MASTER.
On and after Mar. 23nd, 1S93
The Steanw JOAN will sail as fullow.
CALLINU AT WAY POUTS .a t*uom|.ra
and fiolitht m.r offer
L..T. Victoria, Tiiaad>.r, 7 a. tn.
'���   Nnnnlmo for Oomox, WednflwlAr, 7 a. m
Le.ro Comox for Nana ino,      Frldwya, 7��.m.
'      N.nnlmo for Victoria    HaLnrduy, 7 ..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  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1893. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturday, and Sunday.
Return Tlokota wilt be laaued betWMO all
pot.ui for afar, and . quarter, (rood for re-
torn Del Utor than Monday.
future Ticket, for one .ad a half ordlaarr
fare ma. b. pnrehaHd dallr to all point.,
toed for a*..n d.ja. InolndlDg day of lean..
Ho Rerorn Tlok.U lunad for a far. aad a
qiartar whm tk. .leal. tu. I. twnvr-lr.
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Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Boston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. O
���Manufactures   tbe   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior ARTICLE for thc same money?
Nanaimo Machine Works
OP
RoMU Wellborn*
Frater Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
COURTENAY HOUSE.
COXTETE^JLV, B.C.
The leading hotel in Comox dittriet.
New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting1 and fishing* close
o town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Seasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo I). O.
W. E. Mc Carcncy Chemist,
Manager.
Pure h'tifni Chftuu:nIk and   Put wit
Mt-dk-iiir-R.
Physicum Prcv-ipt.loni and ftUorilen illl-rt
with dro and dmpHio)i. I*. O. hiix 1*2
We are going to cause
A Big Sentation in Nanaimo
this season by a 20 per cent
reduction sale which commen
ces Nov. 1st.
We dave an Enormous
Stock this fall,  some $40,000
worth which we must reduce
to $20,000.
To Speedily effect this, we have instituted this sale,
nection with the above we shall have
In con-
A BARGAIN COUNTER.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
#      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
JL-p-pXiE TREES
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
M. Ri Gilchrist,
Courtenay
B.C.
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  O.
Conducts a Gsneral
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Wood L Miller
UNION, B. C.
Having Added to their Own
the
Spl.indid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish Rigsat  Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
rVARNING
All pereona driving over the wbarf
or bridge, in Comox diitrie. faitel
thaa a walk;, will be proMcated accord
ng to law.
8. Oreecb
(>ov. Agent.
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� and   ���
8ash and Door Factory
A BeilaiD, Prop. UUI St., I'O B.I K. Tel. 1 "
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,    White   Pine,     Rcdwoed.
All orders accompanied withCASU prompt
ly and carefully attended to. ,
Steamer Estell
Harbor and ontsid. towing done at reason
able rates.
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
F. W. Hart
Kannfaetnrer,   Importer, WBoJeaale
and Bet.ll Sealer    in
���F-CT*R��TX"""T*-r**--E
CARPET!),    UNOI.RUU, Oil. CI.OTW   AflD
- HOUSE.     FURINISHING -
-***T Laigest R.tar.ll.hmeal of its kind.
11-14 Cardeva St, Vuneaver, B. C.
Ralph Craig's
i Nanaimo Steam t
CARRAGE WORKS.
Baston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implement!
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drilling Machines made to order on short
notice.
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
UMION
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver tn his custnme
daily Fresh Eg       Butter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
McKenzie
���and ���
McDonald
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horn Shoeing.
Loggtrs' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.C.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Comox  Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
FOR
8tout winter foot-wear go to
Duncan Bros.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
������ and ���
S Horaea, 100 Sheep, and 90 Oow.
together with
t Mowing Kachinee, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Heaping Machine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Doable Wagon.
Title deeds era be seen ia my po*-
���Melon.
A. 0. Fulton
Butcher
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fresh Beef.Mutton.Veal, Pot*
at Lowest Prices.
where the Ladies will be able
to procure the most startling
bargains ever offered in thu
Province.
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
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Si
jwnea Abrama of TJnj0I|
ia my Agent
in your Diatrict. Any ordera you may be pleased to give him for th. repairing of Watchea, Jewelery et etc., will receive prompt attention and
will be done in a workmanlike manner at the lowest possible chargoe.
All work guaranteed to give eati.factiou. My atock of Watchea, Clocka,
Jewelerv, and Silver Plate will be larger than ever thia Fall and Winter.
Give me a call when in Nanaimo, M. K. Counter.
Kaslo Citv Bargains
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
S1T-A.FS 3STOT S1TIPS
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
bargains.
Gilchrist and McArdle, Courtenay.
CANADA
Permanent Loan and Savings Company.
(Incorporated A. D. 11365)
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HEAD OFFICE���Company's Buildings,
Toronto 8 reet, Toronto, Canada
J. HERBERT MASON, ��� President nnd Man-tgiex  I'irector.
Subscribed Capital, $8,000,000) Total Assets, $18,081,779.
The Company Lends Money trom $3oo to *3oo,ooo,
On City or Farm Property, at Current Rates of Interest, and on favorable terms of
re-payment.    Mortgages and Debentures purchased.   No Commisson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   g**p"Kor particulars apply to
MARCUS WOLFE, Real Estate, Insurance
and Financial Broker, Appraiser.   P. O. Box to, Nanaimo, B. U.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery,   and  Notions oi all kinds.
Union   Mines,B. C.
Eureka  Bottling  Works,
LOUIS S.AWUSirOE, PBOPBISTOB,
���        MAMUFACTUHKlt Of
SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Bottler of Different Brands of Lexer Deer Steam Beer and Porter.
Agent for Union Brewery Company..
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
UNION  MINES
FURNITURE   ESTABLISHMENT
 m A  Full  Line of Everything	
BUILDERS  and CONTRACTOR
���Tar UNDERTAKING  IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Grant and McGregor Props.
Anley & Beckensell.
COMOX and UNION B. C.
Dealers in AU Kinds of Meats, Vegetables, etc.
Orders Filled on Short Notice.

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