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The Weekly News May 31, 1893

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Array NO30.
$2.00 PER YEAR
���at ���
carry a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
Boots,Shoe9,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Eureka  Bottling  Works,
��*>arsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups,
Bonier ofDiffcrcnt Hrands of Lager Heer Steam liter and Porter
Agent for Union Hrewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
W. J. Young. P. F. Soliaraohmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
TOBACrO   JK.2XT)  OTCrA.lEta.
    A   Full  Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
Can be made by buying now in the
fronting on the Bay. The road Through this Property is be"
ing improved, and will lead direct to UNION WHARF and
the new townsite where stores and hotels will soon be under
Owing to its beautiful location and proximity to Courtenay
when the Harrigan and Wharf roads are completed, it will
Now is your opportunity
Office at Courtenay. Wm. Cheney, Agent
to buy
Agriculural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery, Min-
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints aid Oils,
Plaster.Cordaga and Cement
Victoria, B C
P 0 Box 86 8 E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
We Carry the Largest Stoc k
���   of   ���
General Merchandise
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.
Importers & Dealers in
Flour 4t Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery* Glassware
Dry Goods
Boots ft Shoes
Paint & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B O
J, J, Brant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox.
Trent are plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with thc best wines
ind liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joun
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail a*.- follows
and freight m-ij- olfvr
e   ro Victoria, Tuesday, S a. ni
"   Nun-timo for Comox, Wcdtiu-tdtiy, 7 a. m
"  Coniox for Valdai Inland, bv--*- nltcninUi
Thun lay T:i.ni.lKeMU'niiii< ititnn liny. J
l.uavo Comox for Nntiuimo,       Kri'l*-)n, 7H.rn.
'      Naimlmo for Victoria.   SiiliutUy. 7n.ni
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. 1803. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturday, snd Sundays
Itoturn Tlofcot. will In issued Iwtwoun nil
Itoluts (or a fur.: and . i|Ui,rter, ��oud for re
Hini not Iiuit limn Monday.
Hetnrn Tlckt'ls for one nn.l h half ordlnnry
fnro may 1)0 iHironitstil dully to nil inlut.,
kiiiiiI for hiivi'ii ditys, hiclttilitiK dny of ls.uo.
No Hotiim Tlokuts issitod for n fnro nnd n
guRrier whoro tlio alliglo fnro Is Iwonly-lirc
Through rales botwoon Vlctorl. and Comox.
President. Cn'l Hupt.
Gen. Freight nnd Pnsaonger Agt.
Society    Cards
Leiser Lodge Nn. 13, A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings 317.30 p. in. in the old
North Como* School House. Visiting
brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Loose No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay U. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before thc full of the tr.oon
Visi'.ing Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Voung
K. of P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
everv Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights rordially invited to at.
John nurd
K. R.S.
*nhs leading hotel in Comox district.
'''New *ui<l handsomely furnished,
-xcellent hunting sad fishing doss
to town. Tourists osn depend on
first-class accommodation; Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
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T. C. Woods
Oomox B.  0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays,Saturdays,
and Sundays.
For Sae
.. L   -,
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horaei, 100 Sheep, and 90 Oowb
together with
2 Mowing Machines, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Be-ping Machine, 1 Beeil Sowtir,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.
Title deeds can be seen in my possession.
From our Old Milkers, C. C. Co., of
Always Satisfactory,
Duncan  Bros.
Fcr -Sal'.
A thorougbrcd, three year old, Jersey
Apply at this Office.
Real   Estate Snaps.
For sale in acre ami hnlf acre lots
prairie land of best quality, situated on
the Tsolum River and within a mile and
a half of Courtenay. Railway survey close
tc it. Splendid'"shinK andliaiuin;^ near
by. Apply at this office or to W.E.Harm
on on the premises for price  and terms
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
1'itrc Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his cnstnme
daily  Fresh  Kggs, llutter, Vegcla
Poultry, etc,
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to noon of Saturday,June
3rd, 1893, fir certain work to be done on
Union Mine road, Lower Prairie road,
Black Creek road, McKelvic's road, John
Piercy's road, Little River road, and
Like Road.
Plans and specifications can be seen
at the office of the undersigned on and
after Monday, May 29th from 9 a. m. till
12 m. and from 1 p. m. till 5 p. in.
Tenders must be made upon the printed form wlvch will be supplied for that
purpose. The lowest, or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
S. Creech, Gov. Agent
Courtenay's Celebration
Queen's Birthday Duly Honored-
Athletic Sport* During the Day
��� Grand Ball in the Evening-
Full particulars.
The day opened splendidly. The sun
after so much rain brightened everything,
and the soft wind'Svent fordi to kiss the
sun clad ��ales."
The use ofthe fine grounds belonging
to Wm, Lewis, back of lhe Couneiiay
house had been kindly given by him for
the sports. Though somewhat rolling,
thev answered the purpose admirably
well, and thc-r proximitj to the village
was also a great advantage to pedestrians
Hy 9 o'clock the crowd commenced to arrive and by 10 a tn. there were enough
people to insure the financial solidity of
the day. , .
The tura out from Union was especially large and many came up from Comox.
Santlwick and Grantham were well rep-
lesented. The woods gave up their bachelor dcimens and the islands of the Gulf,
especially Hornby and Denman, did no
biy. The liveries at Couner.a;', Cimox
and Union were kepi busy, and on the
morning of the day enquiries for livery
rigs were flv'mg in all directions, and the
"hello man" at the telephone wus so distracted that he shut up shop.The hotels as
was to be expected did a paying business
The McKim's kept open store, and the
sale of orani es, candies andchewinggum
kept the senior member busy. Over on
the sporting grounds in a gentle depression o'thc vale, arose thc modest tent of
W. Cheney, the only real estate broker
in the country who never deals in windy
soil. Here was to be found the fruit of
all climes, gathered to fill his especial orders, caudies blushing red, gum with artistically printed labels, lemonade fit for
the gods, soda water that cli'ervesccd as
if inflamed with patriotic ardor. During
the forenoon the voung urchins spent
their moncv here, and in the afternoon
voung gentlemen with lavender colored
pants,accompanied by young ladies nun
spit curls were lhe chief patrons.
The following is a list ofthe sports:
This game was between Courtenay and
Union. The rides were pretty well
matched, and the play was spirited. The
ta!lv-slieet indicates that the Courtenay
govs were victorious by one run, but the
party who kepi it left his position to get
a glass of lemonade, and between him
and ihe nne -vho took hi-s place, the Un-
ion lads say an error occurred. Then-
fore js a faithful hi-.tori:in ��c will characterize the play as splendid but nut decisive.
Oi.d Mans Race.
(Over Koity.)
The prizes ��ere $2 for first prize $1
for sccuhd. TUs brmiRbl out all the old
men in lhe district, and the following
dulv entered the r,ice:Tom Keenan, Hill
Cheney, McArdle and B. Crawford. As
ynu gu down this list y<*u come to the
fastest ruuncrs, which gives second prize
10 the last but one and the first to the
last. Thus il i-* that the last shall be first
Hill anil Tom hud too much avoirdupois
to cany.
Standing Broad Junp.
Prizes $2 and $3. Record: Jack Roe,
10ft. lo iu.; jack Bruce, 10ft. 9 ���'*; W.
Viles (left) 10 ft 4'A '���������
Running Jump.
Prizes $3 and $2.   W. Viles 17ft 4^
in.; M. R. Ciilchrist 16 ft 6 in.
"    quoitinc; Match.
Prizes $5 and $3. Tom Cockeran 21
points; Frank Viles 15 points, Alf Pearse
and��� Thompson were there but not in it.
Onk Hundred Yard Dash.
Jack Roe, l;M. R. Gilchrist 2; W.
Viles, 0. The prizes were $3 and $2, but
the betting was heavy, Gilchrist being
the favorite. How he managed to get
beaten was thc wonder. He did it till
the same.
Thrkk Legged Rack.
Roe & Grieve, ist: Gilchrist & Davidson 2nd; L. Cliffe & W. Rennison, and
\V. &. A. Piercy in the soup.
running High Jump.
Prizes, $3 and $2. J. Martin 1st; W.
Davidson author of the Milk Brigade 2nd
Alex. Uniuhart (of Union) out in the
Vaulting With Pole.
Prizes $3 and $s. W. Viles, 1st; J.
Martin, 2nd; Davidson, 3rd; and Geo.
Heckensell, practising.
Standing High Jump.
Prizes, $3 anil $2. M. Gilchrist ist;
Jack Bruce, 2nd. It was noticed that
Gilchrist stood up close, and faced sideways as he jumped, professionally, you
know, but Bruce stood bark, and made a
square jump forward, Union style we suppose,
Hop, Step And Jump.
Prizes, $3 and $2. Jack Roe, 37ft 9m.;
GilchrU, 35 ft 8 in. No allowence was
made for Jack's length of legs,
Sack Rack-
Prizes $3 and $2. \V. Piercy, 1st; McArdle, 2nd; Heckensell and Lambert furnished amusement.
Shooting Match,
There were four contestants. We have
not been furnished the record. Jack McKim, however took the sweepstakes.
Horsk Rack.
There were but two entered. Prince,
owned by J. J. Grant, and Siwash Marc
hy Fraser & Thomas. The distance was
one half mile from the Long Bridge east.
The first heat the Siwnsh Mare, bolted
badly, and it was not counted. The two
next heats were easily won by Prince. K.
Creech rode Siwash Mare but was not a*
bleto keep her in th��- road all ofthe time.
Oscar Davis rode Prince, and d:d it
splendidly. The Siwash Mare was not
in good condition, and her failure was not
the fault of the rider.
Cricket Match.
This came off early in the day and attracted considerable attention. It was
Comox versus Thc Islands and was won
by Comox by 4 wickets. We were furnished a record ofthe game, but not understanding it engaged an expert to ex
plain. He went crazyover it and the consequence is that the world will know
nothing of the game but the result, but it
will probably continue to wag just thc
same. The expert before he expired was
heard to express the opinion that there
was the making ofa first class eleven out
of those engaged in the play, and it is
hoped that any eleven that think they
can get away with them will give them a
The Ball.
The festivities ofthe day closed with a
pleasant dance at the Club Rooms. The
music was furnished by the Roy Bros,
everybody was made to feel at home and
the occasion greatly enjoyed. A prominent feature was thc grand prize waltz.
Thc prize was $5 and was won by Mr.
B. Mullenburgh and Miss Grace McKay.
Queens Birthday Fund.
The following is a list of subscribers
with amounts received for the sports of
the 24th:���
R. Graham, $20; W. Cheney, tent priv-
eliges, $10; J. McKim, and J. J. Grant,
$5 each; McPhee & Moore, $4; J. Mel'hee, Young & Scharschmidt,Geo.Hone,
$2.50 each; Bennett, school teacher, M.
R. Gilchrist, and J.W,McKenzie $2 each;
D. Jonea, $1-50; McArdle, F.W.Robbins,
W. Cessford, Tom Graham, W. Glennon,
W. Mathewson, H. Urqubart.W. Parkin,
J. Williams, Sam. Piercy, A. Fulton, J.
Clark, VV. Grieve and Frank Whitney, $1
In addition to the above.the Courtenay
Athletic Club which ha.1 charge of the
sports are under obligation toVVm. Lewis
for the free use of his fine grounds, to
Charles Hooper for obtaining poles for
the occision and to the News for free
mense teeth.
The cove, generally called Ford's Cove
presents a busy appearance just now.
A large boat is on the ways undergoing
repairs, and a sloop riding at anchor a
waiting supplies fora cruise to cape Scott
and the west coast.
Mr. S. Crosby has just returned from
Vancouver, bringing with him provisions
for a trip north. He will search for gold
and agricultural lands,and will be accom.
panied bv two other gentlemen.
We would like to know what our particular friend, thc captain nf the Joan,
means by informing a News' reporter
that it was too rough to call at Hornby.
Does he mean that billows of Cape Horn
were just then taking effect in this inland
sea? or has the weather of B. C. changed
so that the hurricanes are blowing in narrow streaks in certain parts? Strange
lhat small open boats have crossed from
the wharf to Denman Island in a gnod
deal worse weather than the particular
day J ian met this wonderful narrow belted cyclone. We earnestly hope the captain will have "letter luck next time: as it
is likely thc enterprising owners of the
Joan nre far-sighted enough not to desire
to loose any of the traffic which justlv
belongs to this magnificent boat, which
was undoubtedly built to stand any gulf
As I am about to leave Hornby Island
to go to Queen Charlotte Islands hunting
seals, I earnestly hope some one will take
up the pen and contribute for Thk Nkws
all the happenings of the island- In tie
meantime, long live the News and ils editor
Presbyterian Choir Concert
I had heard some good words of this
choir, and as it was advertised to come o-
ver from Union Monday week I concluded to go up to the Presbyterian church
at Sandwick and hear it. The day was
alternately showery and sunshiny, and
the roads heavy, About 7 p. m. two four
hnri-e riys went past filled with Union
pcopk hound for the entertainment, and
half an hour later just as the imperial
Sun was scattering down "his sovereign
splendors upon grove and town." and
then withdrawing behind a cloud, I started for thc church. It was a mile and a
half distant, but the way lay along a
si ream the first part of the journey, and
through the parted trees the sheen of the
water was visible. Turning at Duncan's
I ascended the hill often looking back to
get another view where the sunset threw
Itfu-ol-lt-n lUliosuilnpleil with thnroflfl
Snot* 1 was at ihe church, and producing an American silver half dollar was
allowed tn enter. It is probable that the
discount to which this money is subject
was not exacted in my case owing to the
pencil which rode jauntily behind my
right "ar and thc tell-tale roll of blank paper that pn'truded from my coat pocket.
At any rate I escaped the the discount.
1 had no trouble in finding a vacant seat
and as I waited tor the crowd, began to
grow a I'ttle impatient that people did
not manifest more interest in what I felt
satisfied was to be a good thing. But
this wns a busy time among fanners, and
they are hot accustomed to get out early.
However, they kept coming until there
was a fair attendance, but by no means
as many ns there ought to have been.
Rev. Mr. Fraser occupied the chair,
and thc concert opened with an anthem.
I donl know how to describe it, but it ���
brought out the full strength ofthe choir
and charmed and delighted all. Let. me
say right here that this choir will compare
favorably with any north of Victoria.
The leader is Mr. Howell, a miner, I believe but a thorough musician for all
that.. He has not great compass of voice
but it is sweet and smooth and under
thorough discipline.
I took some notes and was kindly provided with a f rogramme, but bad luck to
itl it has been lost and in giving my impressions I ask to be pardoned if I flounder a little, like a ship without a rudder.
The instrumental music by the Roy Bros
was here as always good. There were
readiwgs by Mr. Russell, Miss Turnbull,
Jessie I think they called her, and John
Fulcher, They were all excellent, but
occupying a back scat 1 could not
hear Russell's. Those in the front
part ofthe ro.im appeared to greatly enjoy it. The other two were fine readers
and were heartily applauded. The Walkers were a notable addition. Thc senior was Introduced as good looking, good
singer and a J. P., and Master George as
a chip ofthe old block, and they justified
the claim. The Miss Turnbulls are excel
lent singers, having voices which register
smoothly in thc highest notes.
Thc part taken by the children was very interesting. I fear some of their
names have escaped me. There were
the little Grants and the little Walkers,
and the small Roys, but measured by thc
standard of merit they arc, to commit an
hibcrnicism, large of their size, and their
performance'added much to thc pleasure of the evening. Among them, if I
remember correctly,was little Miss May
or Marv Grant, whose recitation was just
nice; and there waslittle Miss Anthony,
who sang bcwitchingly. She is a little
actrcss.too. I don't remember the other
names. Oh, yes. There was Mr. Turn-
bull who was encored, and then presented as Payman Friday, whereat the audience roared with delight. Thc name was
taken from his song. TheTurubulls must
be a musical family. Mr. W. H. Davidson was called out from thc audience and
sang the Milk Brigade, composed by him.
It was a capital hit; and he sings aa well
as he   writes.
Considering the success of the affair it
was but natural that it should be followed b) congratulaiions. Rev.Mr. Fraser,
Rev. Mr. Higgins, Duncan Ross, Wm
Duncan, Mr. Turnbull, and Mr. Mundell
made felicitous speeches, after which a
vote of thanks was given to the choir and
those assisting in the enteitainmcnt, to
the ladies who had bountifully supplied
refreshments and to the Rev. Mr. Fraser
as chairman.
Local Brevities
The string band of Union knows how
to turn out good music.
The Coquitlam did not arrive this week
A dispatch says she has gone to Portland
Aaron Lurch of Chas. Hardy & Co is
in town successfully disposing of Kaslo
We have heard the word patchwork
used in a contemptuous sense, but after
the splendid specimen exhibited at the
recent entertain men given by ihe Methodist people of Union, it will henceforth
be a word denoting excellence.
The Ladies Aid Society of the Union
Methodist church will give at the K. of P.
hall Comox, this Wednesday evening a
repetition of the excellent concert which
they gave at Union, Saturday week,
Messrs Cummings and Grant of Hornby Island were up on the 24th. Associated with the Denman boys in the cricket
match they got worsted, as the fellow said
of his stockings. Tommy Grant says,
however, that they will be over next time
with an eleven that will take the stuffing
outof the big island fellows.
For Sale.
One Donkey Engine and Boiler, about
8 h. p. engine with 12 h. p. boiler upright
suitable for hoisting or running machinery
(second hand) Price on steamer at Nanaimo $325.
Apply to R. W. Wenborn, Nanaimo
for further information.
Notice is hereby given that any person
found cutting timber on or removing material from the seven acre block recently
occupied by Wm. )ones on the Union
mine road now deceased, will be prosecuted according to law.
Robert Grant.
W. Sharp
Notice is hereby given that a County
Court of Nanaimo will be held at Comox
on Thuisday the 22nd day of June 1893
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Suiters wishing to enter plaints for
said Court must send particulars of same
in duplicate wilh the fees to the undersigned on or before thc 6th day of June
By Order
M. Bray
Registrar of
County   Court.
Nanaimo, B. C.
May 10th., 1893.
Union   Flashes.
Hornby  Island.
May 13.- Mrs. J. Harwood made a trip
to Union ou the Joan last neck returning on  Friday.
A large animal, supposed to be a- sea
lion, was several times seen off the west
cast of Lasqueti Island. It came uncomfortably near to the boat of Mr Mc
Callixan- near enough to show his iin-
Cumbcrland furniture store starts off
in good shape. The new goods show off
well, and evcrbody can now get a supply
right at home. Thc bachelors are giving
up their three legged stools and will procure easy chairs and the Indies next to
new bonnets are clamerotis for a new par
lor set.
A very interesting contest without
gloves came off last Friday between two
light weights. Both men were in excellent condition, and exhibited splendid
pluck. After two very savage rounds it
was declared a draw.
The Glacier House was opened last
Saturday night by its old proprietor, .-\lf.
Pearse. Joseph Walker was the first
guest.   Business being dull,
Alf. and Joe a hunting went
Up at Crookshank's;
Sure, they saw behind a tent
Feeding th' brook's banks,
Bruin fierce, lashing his tail,
On th' hard ground;
Swift they flew panting and pale;
With a great bound
They reached home and related their
bair-brcadth escape. Alf. won't go out a
hunting for some time even if he has a
game leg.
Thc Colliery Co. with their well known
enterprise arc clearing off four acres for
sporting grounds. R. Grant has the contract and commenced the work on Monday. It is expected to have the land denuded of trees and stumps, and smoothed
down and ready for the sports by Dominion Day.
Last Saturday night the parties interested met and organized an athletic club
wilh F. D. Little,Honorary President;
J.Bruce, President; J. Roej Vice-Presi-
dent; K. McKim, Treasurer; and Duncan Ross, Secretiry, The membership
fee is $2.50 and quarterly dues, $i.ro
There is plenty of material iu Union ft *
such a club and it no doubt will become
a prosperous organuuiion. AGRICULTURAL,
Advantages ofthe Jerseys-
The Jersey ia pre-eminently the family
cow. She is used ua tbe symbol uf all that
in best for thi.-! purpose Brought to thia
country .vith a different end in view, placed
in competition with tho beat of other breeds,
Bhe baa fought her way against all preoon-
coivml notions of the proper form of the
dairy oo.w as viewed from tho standpoint of
tlie beef breed--, against the idea of the advocates of the general-purpose cow���yes,
Ins fought them all and conquered all.
Brought here aa the pet of the rich man
she has become the poor man's best friend
an 1 to-day the most value for the money,
the most capacity for earning money, cau
he obtained in the Jersey.
The milk is good lasting���has a body to
it, so to speak. There is a, satisfaction in
taking oil a thick layer of cream and noting
h-iw small the quantity of milk that has
furnished it.    One   of the   most   valuable
oharacleriatica oi Jersey milk is the readiness and completeness with whicli it throws
up ils cream, but to suppose that tho resulting thin-looking skim-milk Is really less
valuable than that from other breeds shows
a lack of knowledge, Milk containing much
cream also contains much of all the othei
elements of milk. Moth analysis and cxperi
i���iieu show that Jersey skim-milk has usual
ly from 10 to 10,0 per cent, of solids while
other breeds wilh less rich milk seldom
exceed 0.5, and when the fat in holnw throe
per cenl., as often occurs iu lhe beef breed*-,
the skim milk, though appearing to the eye
lo have more value, really contains only
7,"* toSpercenl. solids. There is no batter
drink during the heat of summer than
Jersey skim-milU drawn fresh from lho
cold, deep netting. The Jersey is an easy
keeper, a light feeder whan compared will;
tlm product she yields, niild'tcmpered,
handsome, a sure breeder and brooding vory
tine to her typo.    Abovo all, she is hardy.
Not hard in tho sonso of being able to
rough it on the bill side;* In winter, like tho
Highland cattle of Scotland, but good-con*
BtitUttoiietl, able lo hold her own mouth
after month and year after year. Tlio Jersey is peculiarly capable of enduring lhe
cotilinemeut of the barn without injury.
My family cow, of course, iaa Jersey, and
her history last year is a case iu point, She
stood in the barn the wholo ,'(6.-i days, not
even so much as let out for an airing into
tho barnyard. Every milking wan welf/h
ed, and she was teste J several limes during
llie year. She doos nob give rich milk foi
n Jersey, but mado tiie remarkable yield of
over nine thousand pounds of milk. Most
of this milk was used as whole milk, but
butter-tests wore made at frequent intervals
during the year and indicated that, if all
tlie milk bad been used for butter, she
would have produced 402 pounds of butter
during the year. 1 lor feed was the simplest, dry grain and dry hay���eight
pounds of grain daily aud what bay she
could eat. Was nlm not a proiitablo investment'! drain$28.00, hay938.00,total Slill.-
00, with a maniirial value of the food more
than enough to pay for the labor, white tbe
butter value of the milk at the low price of
23 cents a pound would amount to $115.00,
a net ('���iiu of $49.00. Hut as a fact, this was
iu a oily, and tho product was used and
nohl largely as milk, so that the real account
���iiii.ml.-i nine thousand pounds of milk af
five cents per quart, or more than ��*,'t)0.00,
leaving a net gain of $150,00, Did the confinement hurt her? There is nothing to
indicate it- on the contrary, six weeks after
she calved this summer she made seventeen
and one-quarter pounds of butter in a
week.*���[0. S. Grow.
Poultry Brevities.
Vermin are tho greatest foes of poultry,
and a thorough fumigation will do tho fowl
house good. He sure the fowls aro all shut
out until thc smoking is over and thc house
woll ventilated.
A feed box, properly arranged, prevents
losses and allows the feeble birds lo get
their due space. It should always bo used
where fowls need daily and systematic
I'ats teaspoonful of sulphur in tho nest
as soon a.-i hem or turkeys are set, says the
Poultry World. The beat of thu fowls
cause*) the fumes of tlicsulphur to penetrate
overy part of their bodies ; overy louse is
killed, and as all nits are batched within
ten days, when the mother loaves tho nest
with her brood, she is perfectly free from
nits or lice.
Feeding hens when they do not need food
is very prevalent. As soon as they are
overfed they take ou fat readily, tho result
being that thoy often die from vertigo, ami
also become subject to liver disease, especially fatty degeneration. The feeding
should be so as to keep tho hens,at work
scratching; if a few grains of wheat or corn
lire buried in the ground or in litter they
will industriously work for them ; iu summer feed loss concentrated food ; the hens
must not bo fed for fat, yet the egg material
must be provided, j
To get rid of vermin givo the poultry
houso a thorough cleaning out and sweep-
in,'. Then apply boiling hot water to floor,
walls, ceilings, windows, nest boxes (which
should bu removable), roosting-polo**,doors,
etc. '1 hereafter apply a limo wash, to inch
quart of which add two handfuls of flowers
of sulphur and a pint of crude carholie acid.
This mixture should bo kept well stir'
red up while applying it. The boxes, roost-
iug-poles etc., should be of smooth, planed
wood, as all rough, uneven surface affords
biding places for the vermin. Tho limo-
washing should bo ropoated once or twice a
year to insure entire freedom from vermin.
One of tho greatest causes for failures to
make poultry raising pay i�� duo to the in -
olinatlon not to makeworkof it. A man will
get up at five o'clock in tho morning nud
chop w'ood until night, but as soon as ho
goes into tho poultry business ho begins to
save   labor.    Ho   wants  a regulator   that
almost invariably give a large and immediate increase iu ihe yield.
Two acres which are heavily manured
and thoroughly cullitvated often givo a
larger aggregate yield and are almost sure
to return a much greater profit than three
acres of equally good Und, which is only
moderately fertilized and sparingly cultivated, Then, too, the quality of the products of a rich and woll cultivate;! Held is
superior to that of poor and neglected land
nnd the man who feeds his crops liberally
aud cultivates them thoroughly can have
the pleasure of sending to market something that will sell readily and that will
give satisfaction to tho purchasers.
The principle above stated applies to
the production of grass, grain, fruits, vegetables���in faot, to pretty much everything
Unit is grown on the farm. The efficient
remedy for the evils of small crops ia to be
found, not in planting or sowing more land
than has beou previously used in thia man
ner, but in applying n larger quantity of
manure to lhe same area aud giving more
thorough cultivation to the growing plants.
The Oare of 0ows>
Not ono cow in a thousand taken from
the average farmer represents any real well
defined purpose to make of her u good cow.
If the cow is a good one it is pure accident.
When you buy one of these no-purpose-
bred cows you are paying for mere luck
ami not for intelligent breeding. About
!(!)!) out of evory thousand of farmers who
raise cows do ao without definite ideas and
purposes for dairy capacity.
If dairymen could only be impressed
witb the fact that whatsoever is produced
iu beef, milk or wool must eomo fiom Lho
food which llie animal eats, what a great
change would at onco take place all over
thu country for good.
If cows aro allowed to go two or three
miles lo pasture and theu allowed to put
in much of their limo, after thoy got there
looking alout for a scanty allowance, it
must bo paid for iu food. If anyoue is allowed to abuse thorn* if dogs are allowed to
worry thom ; if they are driven hurriedly
about, tho quality of their milk ia chauged,
it becomes poor, deficient in butter fat.
The nervous excitement uses it up. This
being true, how evident then that all exer
ciso must lie paid for iu fond, and in ordor
that thu food used may not seem exercise,
as compared with the results, how neeeS'
so ry that the dairyman should most judi
eiously regulate this exorcise,
A good cow well fed will yield (1,000
pounds of* good milk and of ton more, and
tho cost of producing this will not he above
one-nighth more than the cow th it gave 300
pounds. Supposeacow weighing900 pounds
yields 0,000 pounds of milk in nine or ten
months. At least l.'i per cent, of this is
solids. Wo therefore lind "HO pounds of
dry matter iu her milk. Hero she has
yielded six and two-thirds times her own
weight in milk and the dry substance is
twice that iu bor own body. Could you expect mieli results from poor rations and
poor care '! Truly a good cow is tho most
rcmarkabla food producer known among
A variety of fond is also necessary to get
the best rosults, A cow will do bolter on
several kinds of grasses than cu one al
From this fact it may ho possible for the
dairyman of the cast to get hotter results
from their cows than wc can hero.
('entleness in the stable is the watchword. No unusual sounds should bo allowed
in or about the stable or yards. Loud
talking or sim-ing, or anything thut
strange or different from thu usual coursB
of procedure, should uot be tolerated in or
about the stable wiiito the milking is going
on. If you aro iu the humor to sing at one
time of milking and sadly out of humor at
the next time, the cow will notice tlie difference ami it will most assuredly have its
effect on thc milk How.
If you must sing, always sing lhe same
timo to the same cow every time you milk
her, orelse do notsing tohcr at nil. Let the
same person milk the sainu cow always-, us
far as possiblc.anddraw the milk as quickly
as possible without giving pain to the cow.
Danger of Moldy Feed-
As a rule the " dust " of any kind of mold
or mildew is injurious in the feeding hy its
passing with tho breath into tho lungs or
into the stomach. This dust is the seod of
microscopic plant. Thus mildewed hay
fed to horses will almost certainly produce
heaves, which is duo to inflammation and
consequent thickening of the air passages
and in many cases to gastric disturbance.
Ilonco it is not advisable to use feed uf any
kind that is moldy. Sometimes thn mold
germs have been known to poison tho blood
and produce inflammatory disorders, result-
'ng in gangrene of various parts. If thc
moldy fodder ia cut nud steeped in boiling
water and fed with meal and some sal*,,
these ill effects have been avoided.
'egulator that
will enable him to jump into bed, cover up,
ami rise at nine iu lho mottling ; to feed
the hens twice a day, ami givo warm water
in winter, becomes (rightful*, to clean out a
poultry house every day is a thought that
runs four or tive shivers up aud down the
spinal column every second, If a man will
roily work as bard for himself as hu bus to
do for Mb employer he will bo moro successful.
The farmer, says an oxehange, in keeping poultry has one udvuntagu over lho
village poultry man, for hia Hock bas ample
range, mid as they are never overfed, the
exercise ihey have while scratching and
ranging for food is quite sure to keep them
in aotivo, healthy condition. It often bap-
pens, however, that there is too much exercise and too liltlo food to produce uggs in
paying quantities. II lho fartnor would
givo a more liberal Hiipplyof egg-producing
food, his Hock could htill eont"
uio ranging
and at the same time become better layl
Kxorolaoj such as a good forage run affords
a Hod; of p.mlti y, is a grout health promoter, and lhe luck of forage ground, causing
the feeding of the Hock to excess, soon has
a tendency to bring on many ailments
among the Hock.
Two Ways.
How to increase the quantity of his crops
Is tt subject ot interest and importance lo
every one who tills thc soil, it may bo
profitably considered at any season but the
courao to bo pursued in any given year
must ba decided upon bofore tbo time for
executing the plan arrives.
There are iwo distinct methods of socur-
ing tbe result desired. One is to increase
the acreage ; tho other is to give the crops
more food and bettor care, The one aims
to increase production by a moro enlargement of area. The other seeks by improved methods to make an increase In yield
per acre. The former method is more
frequently adopted ; the latter usually
gives the most profitable returns.
Large mens are far more likely to bo
neglected than small ones, On account of
this neglect an increase in tbe quantity of
laud often fails to give anything up.
preaching a proportionate increase in the
quantity of Ihe crop. On the other hand,
high   manuring   and   improved    culture
Holsteiu. Jersey and Guernsey.
' At tho New York experiment station the
following conclusions havo been reached in
regard to the relative merits of Holsteln
Jersey and Guernsey milk : i
TheHolstein produced the largest amount
of milk at the same relative cost, but stood
last in the amount of butler fat iu the milk
The Guernsey produced the largest amount
of buttor or cheese at the same relative cost
of food. Tlio Jersey milk contained the
largest proportion of butter fat aud from a
given quantity of milk produced tho larg-
amount of butter.
Like lho
Like the ��*; w
Liko a harp wi
Is the homo th
Love in the Home-
ordsof a-oiif,- without music,
;y without sunlight abovo,
io strlng-a oil broken,
devoid of lovo.
Liko a concert halt that's de-cried,
Liko a heart that hat turned io stone.
I,ike a kingdom borotl of a ruler,
Liken king; bereft of a throne; 4
lathe homo lhat, has not the sun-thin
Of love lo illumine ni|*lit.
To cast ilirousjh theilee|ie-*l --hiulows
Its wonderful beacon light.
-|G.L. and P. Hoyee.
The Separator-
The results of the work of cream separators plainly show that most dairymen
who use the gravity process of raising
uream aro losing a large amount of butter.
Mr. Luke Fisher of Cabot, Vt., was satis-
lied that bo was uot getting all the butter
from bis milk by tlie gravity process and
bo put in a dairy separator nnd the result
was un increase of tbe amount of buttor per
cow. It is a serious question whether any
dairyman who lias twelve or fifteen cows
uml makes his own butter can afford to be
Without a separator.
Over-Working; flutter-
Hairy housewives tell a great deal about
working butter, laying sLross nn whut thoy
Consider animportuul part Of the programme.
The fact is one weak point of dairy butter
:*��� lhat it is worked lo much. As thu butter milk bas nol be' n washed out while the
buttor waa in a granular state, it must ho
laboriously crushed out with a ladle. After
thia comes the salting with accompanying
working, and by many housewives tho buttor Is again reworked aflor a few houra
rest. Of course this continued harsh treat-
tent cannot help but mako the product
salvy, a most undesiral-lc quality.
Throwine;a Woman Through a Window.
A man named Pierre Ramie was tiled at
thc Seine Assizes last Saturday for the
murder of his wife. Tbe prisoner, who had
systematically and barbarously maltreated
bis victim for eight yours, deliberately
threw bor out of the window on November
1 last. Madame Hauue died an hour or two
afterwards, whilst the murderer wus quietly drinking a bottle of wine in au adjoining
room. The prisoner was condemned to 20
years' penal servitude.
A New Breed-
" As a friend of yours, I would advim-you
to get rid of that dog before somebody docs
something desperale. He comes into tny
yard turns over the ash barrel, tipsmywife's
flower-pots and roots alt over the lawn."
" I couldn't think of parting with the dog
on any consideration. Why his breed is so
ihoiee he ihta taken first prize at evoty dug
show to which I have taken  bim."
" What value is there in that ugly lirulcV"
" He is the only thoroughbred np-setter
iu this country,"
Cun Hiilulca cost Undo Sam 91,600 a day.
Appearaocea at Home-
Pon't say that it doesn't ii'itler how you
look around the house, for it does matter
a great deal. It matters for the general
credit of the establishment, of which the
feminine head is the creditable or questionable representative; it matters in ils example to tho children aud to the help; it
matters to the husband and father, who
usually, if ho is half a man, feels a sense of
pride iu the appoarniico of his family.
It is poor encouragement to him to find
confusion and carulossucss in dress, and
waslo and destruction running riot about
hia dwelling, it it ono of the important
duties of every woman to keep herself and
hor house in a condition as presentable ns
possible, considering her circumstances.
Teaohine Daughters Housekeeping*
A question dilfloult of solution foi* most
mothers is bow to semla daughter to school
and at the same time givo her a practical
education iu housework. Thero is suoh little time out of school hours that even to
perform a few tasks about thu house seems
impracticable,.nud among the well-to-do it
is often entirely feasible to defer ihu lattor
traiuiug till tho foriiturincompt-ctrrt. WI,,!,.
thero aro somo objections to the plan of permitting a girl to be entirely ignorant of the
details of housework till she is grown, there
is, ou tho other hand, thc advantage of ul
lowing her lo bring to her new study a mind
well-trained and ablo to grasp tbo subject us
a whole at the same time that the practical
details are being mastered.
Hut when tho busy mother needs the
help of thc children, and it is a foregone
conclusion that immediately upon leaving
school the daughter must make her own
living, or at least prepare to mako it, tin
question presents itself in a more serious
light, Iu Hiicb a oass it is evident that
whatever knowledge of housework n girl
obtains must he gained during her years of
schooling. Hut there appears so littio timo
for systematic training that in many faml
lies tho daughter nover has the responsibility for any part of the housework, and
learns only what sho may happen to pick
up helping mother. While mother sweeps,
Jessie shakes llie rugs and runs for the dust
pun, then stands restlessly an one foot
waiting for lhe noxt order or for the opportunity to run away to play. On baking
day Jessie is called to stone the raisins, to
get the Hour siller and thecake pan. When
mother cooks Jessie must be around
"handy" to pare the potatoes, to grind tho
coffee, to run down cellar, ���in short,
wait on mother while mother doos the
work. Tho same method���or lack of
method���is continued till thcgirl is sixteen
or eighteen, when the mother begins to
wonder why her daughter knows so liltlo
and cares eo littio ubout housework. If
left to keep house by herself for a week,
tho resulting chaos would hardly lead you
to suppose that the girl had helped about
the bouse every day from hor childhood
A little consideration .would show the
tuck of knowledge and interest to I
ply the natural result of having tho girl
help a little here and a little there, never
learning to do any one branch of housework
Iiy herself. Mothers ton seldom realize the
fact that the children trained to orderly
methods of work in school naturally find it
unpleasant never to know just what is expected of them at home. The older ones
would liko to have certain definite tasks
assigned to them, that they might know
when thoir work was done, und feel free to
(Inn thc remaining time for extra reading
or study,
Housework i.-i n complex study, and to
touch successfully all branches of it at iho
same lime would require ns many hours a
day at to teach the several branches of
learning thoy are required in tho public
schools. So, as tho timo each day is very
limited, the best results will bo obtained
by teaching net more than olio or two things
at a time. The little girl should begin, of
course, with some very simple task, She
might lirst loam to wipe tho dishes, or to
do certain dusting, or to do both : but sho
should understand that the task is her own
particular part of thc housework, and that
sho must apply her mind to it and learn
;lo it well, just as shu would study
arithmetic or geography.
When sho has learned now to perform one
piece of work so woll that there is no danger of forgetting it soon, others may bo taken
up in tho order which is must convenient.
Where there are several daughters, the simple tasks can bo banned down to tho younger children when the older ones arc ready to
begin moro difficult work. The dishwashing,
sweeping, and bedroom work could lie apportioned among the younger girls, while the
daughter nearly grown learns cooking, baking, canning, preserving, laundry work,
one thing at a timo, In cooking it is an excellent plan to teach tbo girl how to cook
uno article of food, and allow her toprepuro
that on every occasion lill sho feels confident of her ability to cook that particular
dish any timo, at u moment's notice, and
with no assistance.
In pursuing this p'an of teaching one
thing at a time, it will be surprising to sec
how rapidly a girl will become proficient in
the various branches of housework, The
understanding that each day whon her allot'
ted portion is properly performed, she is nt
liberty to devote somo time to hor own plans
and pleasures, does much toward stimulating hor interest in the work. System in
teaching housekeeping is as much required
and will produce as good results us syatoitl
in leaclllng anything else.
Black mammiea down South, in the days
wheu they were past mistresses of laundry
work, held "soaking over night in abhorrence
Their practice was to wet soiled clothes
thoroughly with water barely lukewarm,
let them lie for perhaps ten minutes, " to
soften the dirt," thon soap and rub and boil
and rinse. An I certainly their clothes were
of a cleaner while than the traditional
il riven snow, nnd sweet smelling as new-cut
Half a teacupful of kerosene added to a
boiler of clothes helps to whiten them without injury to th.- texture.
The main objection to over-night soaking
is that it does loo much. First, the soap,
ir alkali, combines witb the dirt, rendering .
t soluble. But by standing for twelve |
hours orso, new compound-tare formed, not ���
so evident, it may be, as the original aoilure,
but really uot less unclean, aud much bard- j
er to remove. That is why clothes come so
often from tbe tub und ironing board full
of a dead, heavy smell.
Tho weight of authority seems to indicate
this pattern of wash day.
Ilise early, breakfast moderately late.
Before the meal put *, our clothes to soak,
lirst wotting them thoroughly in clean
Eight Hundred and Twenty-Five
Dollars Spent iu Viiin K (Torts
to Regain Health'
Band for Housakeepora-
Oond, clean sifted sand has many uses.
If one can not obtain that which is perfectly
clean, ordinary sand that has been washed
down by the roadside may boused. Throw
a panful nf this into a tub and pour in water, Miring the sand vigorously until alt of
the muddy look is washed nut. When the
water shows perfvetty clear after being
stirred up tho sand id clean. It may then
be dried and put away in a bag or box for
future use.
Vory few people are aware that llowors
eau he kept very much longer by setting
tlm Btr-m. ...-.-> ..I'di, (,(amid. Put tho flowers into the vase as usual, thun cu--.fully
silt in sullicient sand to HU the vaao nearly
to tho top, then add water until it stands a
very liltlo above the top of tho sand. This
is useful iu more ways than onc.
Very light, tine vases aro thus mado suffi-
cionlly heavy to be out of danger of upset-
ling. (Ine may also draw upon tho sand
hag for tilling dishes iu which cut! ing* uro
put to root. Vory fow cuttings would spoil
if thrust into wet sand nnd kopt thore until the roots aro well grown. Everybody
can have an abundance of rootod cuttings
simply by tying a string around au ordinary
fruit jar, filling it with sand and putting
the cuttings iuto it. Hnng this near the
window and keep suilieiant water in the
vessel to make the sand wot all of the time.
lu small bouses, where there is luck of
light, half a dozen jars hung around in various windows whero tho aim shines, will
occupy but little space will insure plenty of
material for putting out as snon ua frost is
ont of the ground."
If ono haa a number of sieves, a little
Hand can be sifted out, retaining only the
finest. A dish of sand kept on tho kitchen
shelf is invaluable for scouring tables and
benches that are not, painted. Some persons use very flue sand in a dish on the
desk to clean pens with. This may do for
steel pens, but is ruinous to gold ones. Indeed, the greatest caro sh mid be taken
never lo allow the point of a pen to come
in contact with any hard substance,
Monday Wisdom-
To soak or not to Hoak," is a iiu-mion
Important, in any consideration of laundry
methods. While din is uno uost ion ably
removed with less of woar and tour after it
is freely softened, nny long lying iu any
.Ikaline sdution is not merely injurious to
fiber and fabric, but bas a tendency to fin
dirt through chemical reaction.
This is ,UI tbo mora likely to bo the ease
if washing fluids or powders uro in uso.
The fluids almost invariably contain mii-
uionia or chloride of lime, with a proportion of borax. With powders it is much
the samo. Thoy ure for thfl most part
formed of soap, too hard to dissolve readily,
that has been sliced, dried, crushed and
mixed with powdered borax or potash.
AH the vegetable oils so Inrg ly used hy
soap makers throw down, by standing, n
fatty solid knou n to the trade us "foots."
It is this solid, soporiflod with the very
strongest alkalies, which supply tho poap
for grinding into powders. Naturally,
when free alkali is added lo the powder,
the strength of it is dangerously increased,
Still these washing powders and fluids
can be used wilh safely if proper care is
taken, Where tho wash water is haul, a
tablespoon ful of either powder or fluid
muy bo stirred with advantage through
each tnlifiil beforo pulling in the clothes,
Itsoftensthewater and saves the disagreeable, gritty feeling of hands and wrists.
Hut never, by any means, add either
while garments ure in thc water.   To do so
to invito the premeditated poverty of
patches. It is likely in rest on lho cloth
instead of dissolving or blending with tho
waler, Invariably, then, the strong alkali
will eat holes, great or sina'.!, sometimes a
Hue powdering all over, as though tho garment had been peppered with shot, some-
times taking out jagged spots lhe bigness
uf your palm.
For The Cooks.
To make roast beef brown on t'-.e outside
und rare and juicy within put the beef into
a very hot oven at lirst, keeping the temperature as high as three hundred and fifty
degrees or more for half an hour, then reducing the heat to ubout two h und re 1 and
fifty degrees for thc remainder of the time
of cooking. Tho meat must bo basted
as often an every fifteen minutes. Tho
great heat at lirst hardens as woll as browns
the surface af tho piece af meat. Thu
keeps iu tbo juices. Hut if the high tern-
perature be continued, tho hardening process goes b'-yo��d��thi- surface and the result
will be a hard, dry uud stringy piece of
BtfrrBHHCOTOU.---BoiI together until lh
syrup will snap when tested in cold water
ouo cupful each of sugar nnd New Orleans
molasses, half a cupful of butter, two tablo-
spootifuls'of vinegar ami one-third ot a teaspoonful of soda. Pour into a buttered tin
when nearly cold, cut into squares with a
sharp knife und wrap each in paraffino paper
when cold.
Crkam Srov-iE Gakb.���One cupful of
sugar, one-half cupful of cream, three eggs,
ouo cupful of Hour, one oven teaspoonful of
baking powder. Boat very light and bake
in a slow oven.
Gold Caicb.��� One-half cupful of butter,
ouo and three-fourths cupfuls of powdered
sugar, yolks of five eggs and whites of ono,
one-hall cupful of milk, two and one-half
cupfuls of Hour two oven teaspoonfuls of
baking-powder, one teaspoonful of vanilla
or one-half teaspoonful of mace, Bako in
a moderate oven.
SilvkiiOake.���- One-half cupful of butter,
ono aud one-half cupfuls of sugar, one-half
a cupful of milk, two and a quarter cupfuls
of Hour, two even teaspoonfuls of baking-
powder, whites of five eggs.
Parskip and Pork Stew,���Cut up a
pound of fresh, uncooked pork, or half the
amount of salt pork. Put it on to boil in
two quarts of cold water. After it has
cooked an hour skim off the fat. Scrape
three or four good-sized parsnips, cut
in inch slices and add to tlio stew, also
au onion sliced and half an hour beforo dinner peal and cut up half a dozen potatoes,
parboil a few minutes and add to tho stew.
When done Luke up meat and vegetables,
thicken tho gravy and season lo taste, then
pout* over ment, etc
A Jam Omk'.kt.���is a dainty dish which
is easily nnd quickly prepared. Make the
omelet precisely as you would an ordinary
omelet for breakfast. For one of four oggs
warm two tablespoonfuls of jam, lay thom
in the omelet juat beforo it is ready to fold
and then fold it ovor, completely enclosing
the jam and servo it at mice.
CfUtAM PuPji*S.��� Ono cupful of water, one-
half cupful of butter, one and a half cupfuls of Hour, five oggs. Put tho water uud
butter on to boil ��� whon it boils put in tho
dry Hour all at once, stir over tho lire about
five minutes or until it has become a smooth,
wotl-cookcd paste, Hemnve from the fire
and add the eggs ono at a time, and beat
iu each ouo well beforo adding tho noxt.
Heal all together thoroughly. Drop by
the tablespoonful on greased pans, ami
bake in a moderate oven about twenty-live
Au t'asliiccr'-) I'Jilnl ul T.\hlt-ncc- nnil Woll.
ilt-rrnl BeJuveuntloii-HoHplliila and
Uorl-tr* railed lu Cure llliu ll.-iilili
Krsloreil by �� Kciurdy Alniii��l Furred
I pou lllm   A-iiiiiy Worthy urn ('archil
The News, St. John's, Que.
It is now aome fourteen months since
The News commenced publishing reports of
the wonderful resulta produced by Pr. Williams' Pink Pills, an 1 every one must admit that many oi the cures effected seemed
little short of the miraculous, The names
of tho remedies which claim to euro all tho
ills flesh is heir to aro to-day legion, and
whatever the merits and demerits of these
preparations may bo there is no question
as to the great reputation achieved by Pr.
Williams' Piuk Pills for Palo People Soma
peoplo no doubt laugh at these stories and
believe them to be advertising dodges to
catch thu unwary and r ipo in somo of their
shekels. We have now printed and published Tho News for nearly half a century-
it enjoys the reputation of being a high-
toned weekly with a largo circulation, ��� u 1
I wa naturally do b uui ness with tho ad vert is
ing moil of the day, and from tho reputation of thc Dr. Williams' Modiolus Company, wo have nover hud any reason to
doubt tho perfect hcciiracy of tho cures related; but it is only now that we are placed
I ina position to testify personally as to lhe
I wonderful curative powors of Pink Pills.
Thu story we are about to relate though
! no less remarkable than others regarding
the same inu.licine naturally impresses
self mote upon our mind nnd upon the
minds of others in tha community l-eenuse
tho party chiefly concerned is known to us,
and we'are c-n--.i-l.-ii to Iwat* personal testimony as to tint oorre Jtneas of his declarations.
Tho gentleman who was a short time ago
so greatly afflicted is now almost as well us
ho ever was and cheerfully related his story
to the rep-eseiilativo of The News, in tho
hopo that those who read it might be benefited  thereby.
Mr. ('amilu.- Dubuque is a man of fifty-
three yours of ago au i has been a mechanics! engineer for twenty-fivo years, working
on the steamer Reindeer which runs on
Lake Chaniplain, and occasionally on the
Kiver Kieholieu, "Knur years ago," said
Mr. Dubuque, "while our steamer had an
excursion party on board for uu evening
run, I wus rather tired after along day's
work, aud went upon the upper deck to
enjoy a sinoko before retiring. At that-
time I felt myself to ho in perfect health
but, when I went to my room I was taken
witli chills and was unable to keep myself
warm. Although that night 1 had butlittlo
sleep I felt comparatively well tho next day.
About a fortnight alt-ir I was taken with
frightful pains hi my back near my spine,
and in my side. I went to tho hospital m
lkiriington, Vt,, and was treated thore for
threo weeks and then fooling but liltlo bet'
ter 1 camo to my home iu Iberville county,
five and a half miles from St, John's. I was
then doctored by a medical man from Ibcr
ville. His treatment seemed to relieve mo
V-iry little and I determined to visit Montreal and see another physician. This I did
in March, (three yoais ago] and put myself
in an eminent physician's care who treated
me from March until July, and oorfainlydld
ull ho could for mo. I did not stay in
Montreal all tho lime hut went backwards
ond forwards to see him. lu July I got
tired of this and was beginning to feel
down-hearted. I then called in a medical
man from Ifenryville, a village a few mill
from where 1 live, and ho prescribed
for ine over nnd over again, but by this
time I was almost powerless to help myself
and no one knows what frightful agony. I
sull'orcd. For seven long mouths I sat- in n
chair with my feet on a lounge, I wns nu*
able to Ho down iltiy or night nnd often
thought thut, death would be a happy relief.
Last spring my wife read an account of a
Saratoga miracle iu The \ews and determined to get a box of Pink Pills for mo. I
remonstrated with her, telling her that it
waa useless spending more money, but sho
persisted ami wrote lo Wight and Co.,
druggiits, of St. John's, and had a box scut
by mail, 1 took them lo pleaso her, never
thinking they would do me any good, but
muoh to my surprise, after taking lhe box
I felt slightly better. We ihen bought an*
other box and by the time that was gone 1
felt that tbey were certainly helping me. I
could now lio down, something I hud been
unable to do for seven long mouths previously. So I kept on taking tha Pink Pills and
am now on my tenth box, and to-day I am
practically a new man. Last winter I had
au attack of lu grippe. I took Pink Pills
nnd they cured me. We figured up to nee
the nmmount of money I hail expended in
trying to bo cured before resorting to Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and the fignn s reached
(825, I willingly tell you my story and my
wifo corroborates every word I say, in hopo
that any ono who it a ���unfortunate as I have
Where do Vearatablas  Fetch  tho  Most
Honey ?
In the Transvaal, South Africa, where at
Johannesburg vegetables cost far more
money to purchase than anywhere else in
lhe world. A resident writing from thence
gave the following as tho usual prices of
vegetables in lhat���the chief town and
mining centre of thoTraiisvaalgoldfialds: ���
Cabbages, ���'.*���. (id, each -lettuce, Is. a head;
potatoes, 1 Is. a stone; nnd other vegetables
proportionately high. French buttor cannot lio had for less than 7s. fid, the pound ;
eggs bring -UA. each; fresh milk Is. a pint;
sugar, Is. a pound; and Hour, Ns. a stone.
At Sierra Leone uud othor sottlements on
the coast of Africa, owing to thc intense
heat, no vegetables suitable for uso hy
Kuropiaus can be grown. Coffee, cocoa,
tapioca, ginger, maize, cassava, sugar-cane,
and cotton is produced in largo i-uantilies;
but cabbages, carrots, turnips, lettuce, onions, -Ic,, ure unknown, and can only be obtained by importation. At certain periods
Ice-laden ships visit these places, having
largo quantities of European vegetables on
board, which realise large prices. Cabling-
os, -Is, each; turnips, carrots, and lettuce,
]l)d, each; potatoes, Is. per lb., uud so on.
In Greenland potatoes nover grow larger
than marbles; cabbage nre all leaves; but
turnips nnd carrots come to perfection,
been may attain relief by employing the
same remedy. Put it in The News, somo
of my fellow-workmen will seo it and it
nny benefit thom as it bus ilono inc."
Whon Tho News representative drove up
(o Mr. Dubuque's pretly liltlo farm house
ho heboid that gentleman chopping wood,
und looking a strong robust man. A year
ngo ids neighbors thought him u duo nud
man ��� to-day they consider his cure ns tittle
short of miraculous,
Mea-rs, Wight .v Co., old nud reliable
druggists of this town, assure us thut Dr,
Williams' Pink Pills havo an enormous sido
A. P. 658,
which is additional proof that they really
are what the manufuehirers claim for them.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills nro tt perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing
such diseases ��s rheumatism, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' Dance, nervous prostration und the
tired feeling therefrom, lho after effects of
Ia grippe, disousos depending on humors in
the blood, such ns scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Pink Pills give a healthy glow
to pale and sallow complexions und are a
-Specific for the troubles peculiar to the
female system, aud in the case of men they
efleet a radical cure in all cases arising from
mental worry, overwork, or excesses of uny
These Pills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medieino Compunyof Brock ville,
Ont,*, and Schenectady, N.V., anil aro sold
only in boxes bearing ihe frill's trado murk
(printed in red ink) and wrapper, at 00
cents a box, or six boxes for $2,50, Bear
in mind lho Dr. Williams' I'ink Pills are
never sold iu bulk, or by the dozen or
hundred, and any dealt? who offers substitutes in this form is trying ti defraud you
and should bo avoided, The public are also
cautioned against all other so-called blood
builders and nerve tonics, uo matter what
name may he given them. Thoy are all
Imitations, whose makers hopo to reap a
pecuniary advantage from lhe wonderful
reputation achieved by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. Auk your dealer for Dr, William's
Pink Pills for Pate People and refuse all
Imitations ami subsiiiuies.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may be had of
all druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams Medicine Company Irom either
address. The price at which these pills
ire sold makes a course of lieutmeiit comparatively inexpensive as com pared with
othor remedies ormedied Lieattuunt
Pri/e* are offered by a Paris newspaper
for the best designs ft r a new issue of Kieuch
postage stamps.
On Harvey's Son thorn Bed Pino for
OOttghs and colds is lhe most reliable nnd
perfect cough medicine in tha market, .'.-'or
Bale everywhere.
emporary llllhiw, and sUi-h lonl.haeho instant
y  Solil by druggists,
Finoly arched foiohoads nre often seen ou
stupid persons ; the deficiency is generally
apparent in tho scantiness of iboir eyebrows,
$io Worth for   :to Cents-is
something itnusuu1, hut it seems this is what
every otic gets who purchases Mrs. K. M,
Jones' lainous book "Dairying for Profit, or
tho Poor Man's Cow."   A leading farmer
writes, "I l.uvo  " bonk on Dairying,
prlco 510 i practically, Mrs. Jones'book is
worth more I" Mrs. Jones is known ull over
the U. S. and Canada. Her Herd has made
a magnificent success, winning 1st pr'/.i
everywhere for years, ulso '2l> large medals,
goldsilvor,and l.tMiizo* solid silver cup (vol
uc $.'I(h)) won ut Kellngg's New York sale,
beautiful Silver Tea -Set, given by the
Farmer's Advocate for three best dairy
cows of any breed, also hundreds of other
prizes, diplomas and sweepstakes. Her
butter brings far the highest price in Canada fur /.<"������ whole output, 0,000 lbs a year.
Any cue eau make the same profit if thoy
ici'il and follow her plain, common sense
method*-'. Her book tells lho wholo story,
aud can bo got by sending .'10 cents to Robert Brown, agent, box ,'{.'-1 Hrookville,
Ontario, Canada.
Mrs Airelia Burr is suid to make *;lii,liiili
tc (15,000 a j ear out of l.ec literary work,
The people at the World's Dispensary of
ufl'alo, i\\ V., have a stock-taking time
oi'co u year und what do you think they
do? Count tho number of bottles that'vo
been returned by lhe men and women who
say that Dr. Pierce's Gulden Medical Discovery or Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
didn't do what thoy said it would do.
And how many do you think tbey havo
to count. Una in ten? Is'ot ono in five
hundred !
Here are two remedies���one tlio "Cotdeu
Medical Discovery," for regulating and invigorating the liver und purifying thu
blood ; the other the hope of weakly womanhood ; they've been sold for years, sold
by the million bottles ; sold under a positive guarantee, nnd not one in tive hundred
can say : "It was not the medicine for me!"
And���is thero any reason why you should
be the one ? And��� supposing you are,
what do you lose?     Absolutely nothing !
x'ltrout. I'uU hy all DtOMutl on a Guaratiire,
For n Lama Side, Hark crClier-t Shiloh'a Porous
PiaEter will give ere.it saiiirariion.���as cents.
Have yon Catarrh ? 'J'lilsHomodywillrollcvo
ondOuroyr.il. l-iiccf'kta.  This Injector for
il3 I'liccN-ifiil treat iu. a it, free. Keiuembcr,
Buitoh't-Ueme-Pos uro sold onaguuruutce.
Kill it by feeding it with
Scott's nniiifo-iim. It Is remarkable how
j Of Pure Norwegian Cod Liver
Oil and Hypophosphltes
will stop a Cough, cure a Cold, and
cheCk  Consumption In  lis earlier stages
as well ns nil form:; of Wasting Diseases,
Scrofua end Bronchitis. ���" *s almost
,m palatable us ',���������".'-.
Prepared  nly bv Scull & Bowne, Belleville.
1    ASK .tl.ltlMI.-i, Write lo William Ifrih'K*,
Publisher, Toronto
.Write for
for acquiring a
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By Hood's CjifrsapurtlIn���Blood Pot
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ltei.il tho following from a grateful mother;
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poiKUliril \i iJn c-tnltt-i'.     Hi; eyes IJOO'tnH
bo luflaraoil 1-iUt his sufferings wero Intense, nnd
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Could Not Open Kis Eyes,
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uml Car Infirmary on Charles street, but theli
remedies fulled to tlo him tho fiiinte.it shadow
of good. I commenced giving him Hood..
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ht not hin very filV.   Vou may uso tills I" l-
limiinial inanv w:iy you clioosc. 1 mil nlwayi
ready to sound the praise of
Hood's Sarsapariila  ,
iiocaiiso of the wonderful good it did my :'n*i'
AuuiB F, Hlackman, 288S Washington B*.
ilmton, Hus. Oct IIOOD'5) \
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loud'ei-lNemill InlfOtltjcO Korrc.iterV Mcal-
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rooolpl of tu cents. Forrester Novelty Co., To-
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Vou will have money in vour pocket-i If >oil
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ycarslifllieyhnd mil boen UllUlH The public
arc not, foolsanil do nol, oontlnuu Io buy xotuls
unions ihey arc satisfactory,
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frcslily received from pa-
reuts who Iinve given Gennait Syrup
tn their children in the emergencies
of Croup. You will credit l!i***-e,
because thoy come from good, substantial people, hnppy in f.;uliin;
what so many families laek���a medicine containing no evil drug, which
mother can administer with confidence to the little ones in their
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Kt��. l��� WiLl.irs.of Mra. Ias.V. KlRK,
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Fully one-half of our customers
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A medicine to he successful with the
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" Vo:i, this Dno*8brow, tike to n tragic leaf.
foretells the ]i.iii>i"'i)f a tragic volume."
" Ah ! Muriel !" cries Margery, with a
swift revulsion of feeling from fear to excessive joy. " It is only you after all." She
lung to her and encircles the cloaked figure
with loving arms. There is a silent embrace
between tho sisters, and then, flinging her
Jong covering somewhat impatiently from
her, Lady Branksmere stands revealed.
A tall, slight woman, with a statuosquo
figure exquisitely molded. And a broiue
bend, superbly set upon her shoulders ! Sho
is gowned in somo soft, black, clinging
draperies, against which her naked hands
and arms show with a dazzliiif, clearness.
There is a touch of sunlight in tho rich
brown of her hair, but her fn;o is pallid almost to ghnstlino-s, and beueath tho great
mournful oyos of doopoat gray, purple
shadows lio that tell of sleepless nights and
a mind torn and racked by eruol memories.
Iter chin is firmly rounded- and her long,
thin fingers are peculiarly lithe add supple,
" Muriel ! To think of you coming back
lo  us   liko this, ho  suddenly, without   ft
i   H-ord I"
"1 urn not coining b ck, howevor. I am
���inly lent," says Lady llrnnksuioro, with a
peculiar smile, that is altogether without
"This is Wilbolmina. This is Billy's
wife," j-oos on Margery, hastily, who might
perhaps bo suspected of bojnj* afraid to stop
la-kin-,*. Sho draws .Muriel toward Mrs.
Hilly, who, up to this, has been too surprised to do anything,"
" All!" says tbo now-comer expressively,
with a sad Ion smile, which enables one to
see that her perfect teeth arc somewhat
������i-uaroly formed, and that her' mouth is
huge, nud hor ami!.*, though beautiful,
She goes forward and lays hor pretty
Blander hand on Mrs. Billy'a arm,and looks
at her long nud Attentively.
"Tliero wn"i no exaggeration," sho snys
at last, in n quick restless way ; "one can
-ieo how it is, Ouo can understand. 1 am
glad Hilly is happy."
Sho falls back from tho sister-in-law
after saying this, and appeals to Margery :
"After all, it is only barely just lhat
nnuin of ub should bo happy," sho Bays, with
a little laugh that is too graceful to bo called
forced, but thut certainly never arose from
a glad heart. " Vou have a charming facj,"
'-he s tys to Mrs. Hilly, looking back at her
over her shoulder with a littio nod.
Thero Ib a peculiar fascination in itsoll iu
the re.iileas fashion of her speech, Mrs.
Hilly gives in to it. She, to whom shyness
ii|> to this has been unknown, stands now
mute and wordless beforo this strange,
lovoly, imperious girl, who aa yet is too
newly wedded to havo merged her youth
into womanhood, and who haa stolen upon
Iioi* through tbo darkness, And daxzlod her
with her beauty. She haa marked each
charm with a curious care. Tho figure that
would not havo disgraced a Juno, tho face
'���*�� like a sorrowful Proserpine ! She ia liko
ii Venus, too, but iu a pathetic fashion ;
the evil-blossoming gayety, the orthodox
frivolity of lho one being in sueh sad contrast with the mournful posing of the other.
Thero is a condonaed, a sure but subdued,
passion about Muriel, that puz/.les whilst it
attracts the gentler nature of Mrs. Hilly.
Still Muriel is smiling ou her ! Then, all
at onco, ns though the author of it jb
wearied, the smilu faibs, and tlio light that
has grown within Lady Hranksmere'a eyes,
dies, too.
"Well ?" sho says, sinking, wearily into a
chair, "how are you all, eh ?"
" Aa well as cau bu oxpeoted," returns
Margery, gayly, who scouts ovorllowing
with joy at haviuir her sister wilh her again,
"flow good of you to come at nueo. How
good, loo, of Lord Hranksmcro to spare
you. "
Lady Branksmoro stared at her for a moment.
"Ob ! yes ; ho spared mo," she aays,with
a peculiar laugh that jars upon her hearers,
and Somehow reduces thom to silanoe.
Lady HiMiiksmere, as though struck by
Ui'i ollect of her words, and growing im*
*i ilimit beneath il, springs to her feet.
"Show ine the rest of the house," she
.-.iys, hurriedly. "J have thought of it,
bit by bit, all the time I have been away,
but now 1 want to sec it.    t'oino."
As she gels to the door, she turns again
to Margery.
"Where aro the children J Can 1 sec
I heiu '!'' she asks.
"Of 00111*80, Thoy l.avo gono to lied, but
if you will como up���"
"Not now. I have plenty of time yet,
Hy and by, when I am going���" She
cheeks herself, aud draws hor breath quickly. "Do you know I was going to Bay
home ? I meant, back to the castle. What
*i silly mistake! Hut for lho moment I
quite forgot. She looks round her at thc
beautiful obi ball, with a very odd smile.
"And Hilly? And tho boys?" she asks
at last, wheu her uninterrupted reverie has
como to an end.
" Hilly has gone to a county meeting,''
aays Mrs. Daryl, very gently, "and has
taken l'eter wilh him, Dick, I am afraid,
is wilh the rabbits."
" Ah I" says Lady Brankamore, But
even as she nays it shu seems to have forgotten lhe twins, Hilly, and all, and lost
hem If in contemplation of a more self-contained char.iotcr. As if still musing, she
walks mechanically across tho hall ami into
the drawing-room. Hero sho wakens into
thn present life again, Thc seeiio alio now
bioka upon is nm the ouo of her dreams ;
nil is changed, and for the better, as she at
ouofl allows,
" What a pretty room you have mado oi
It," she says, turning with a faintly suppressed sigh to Mrs. Hilly, "So different!
That ghastly old furniture I I am glad you
have relegated it lo the celestial regions, as
we used to call lho garrets long ago. Or was
it to the infernal ones it went 11 don't believe even cook would bo glad beam cof it.
What a room it was ! And they all clung
lo it so 1 I siipposo 1 am wanting in tbo
finer pradoa of feeling, because, whenever
/ thought of it.it gavo moa headache,
Well'.' And so Hilly is very, very happy V
Tint, is one of us out of tho tire, at all
nvonti," Sho smiles again, an indifferent
little oxproBB.un of good will that lasts just
long QllOUgll io mako oue aware that It was
thoro, but ii'i longer,
" Dearest Muriel ! It is so good to see
you again," exclaims Margery, caressingly.
Visit*?" Lady BrunkBinoro lakes her
sister's hand, and pats it softly, Thon all
at once her glance wanders back again to
Wilholmiiia. " I may as well tell you,"
alio Bays, " that I Intended to tako Margery in livo with mo at Brinksmero, but
now that I have seen you I know sho ia
far bettor where she is." She looks intent-
Iy at Mra. Daryl's bright face and says
m.'.iin, " Far better."
" She is quite happy where she ifl. Is it
not so, Meg';" asks Mrs. Hilly, a little anx-
, iously.
" Kutiroly ao," returns Margery, hastily.
In truth sho would have bom rather afraid
to begin lifo afresh with Lord Brnnksmerc,
���who is almost a stranger to her. Then,
mnue sudden remorseful thought recurring
to her; she slips her arm around Muriel.
"1 am without a wish now you arc home
again," she whispers tenderly.
" Yob," says Lady Branksmere. She unwinds lho girl's arm very gently, and holding her hind looks at Mrs. Daryl, "Sho
will ba safe wltlj yon," she continues, slowly. " Aud she can learn to love you now,
as, once, she loved me."
Iter tone is calm lo indiU'erence, yet
l here is something in it lhat brings tears to
Margery'ii eyes.
" I cun love you both, darling���but you
always first; you are my sister," alio says
t.ondi'rly.yet with a decisive force, for which
Wilbelniina iu her own honest soul honors
"Oh? as for mo, I expect that I have
dono with all that sort of thing," returns
i Lady Branksmere, with a curious laugh.
( She drops languidly into a chair, and looks
npal Wilholtnina. "The comfort it ia to
know that you are t/.mV she says. "It
makes home to them all. Vou get on with
Billy, oh t"
Airs. Daryl looks rather puzzled, and
then a sense of amusement breaks through
everything, li ia a good while since she
hab given away to mirth of any kind, and
an overpowering desire to give way tn it
new fills her.
"Oh ! yes," she .an Avci'i meekly, her
oyes on tho carpet. She is battling with
th�� wild longing for laugh tor that it will bo
such a bctist to permit. It is all sn intensely absurd ! The Idea of her not getting on
with Billy, or he with her !
" You like being here?"
" Very much Indeed. The country is bo I
altogether lovely, and the children so pretty."
" Ah I 1 see," says Lady Hranksniero,
who has a little strange way of storing at.
people now nnd then,"as if making up her
mind about them, that is somatlifngporplox-
ing. ������ Oho can quite understand. Yon
aro bore ; you pervade everything ; you are,
iu a word, happy, Whou 1 ruled here,
things hardly rail sn smoothly." She glune-
at Margery with an expression thnt. is
half careless, half wistful.
Mrs. Daryl come'1 to her rescue with a
tender grace that sits mostBWOotly on her.
"All day the children talk of you and
long for yon," she says;  and even as she
speaks���as though to corroborate her words
���tho door is Hung violently (-pan, ami the
twins rush tumultuniialy into the room, and
precipitate themselves upon Muriel.
There is rather a paucity of gariiianls
about, ihem, aud a thorough hick of shame.
Thoy aro as lively as c.iekets, and an full
of conversation as a stream. They look
triumphant, too, as though they bad discovered a plot against '.hem and had overcome il.
" It is only jusl this instant we hen d of
your coming, and when wo heard it, wo ran
Why didn't you come up to the nursery!
We were wide awako. 1 think Margery"
���wilh a withering glance at that defaulter
���" might have told ns, but WO found it-out
fro.n nurse, Did you bear dumper has got
a new pup? She bad lots moro, but that,
horrid Qubbina drowned all its little brothers and sisters. And bow did you likeboing
abroad? Was it nice? Was it hot? Aro
thoy all i ho color of lemons ? Was Koine as
blue ai the pictures say ?"
"Bluer," Lady Brankamore assures thorn-
disengaging herself from their somowhatem-
USrraasIng embrace, and drawingthem on to
her knees Instead. She seems more at home
with tin* two little disheveled lovely tilings
iu their night-gowns than she has beon with
what thoy would call ihe "grown up**," "it
was all blue; abominably blue," she goes
on, lightly. It was hideous because of its
" And how is Lord' Branksmere?" asks
little May, prettily, Aa tho words fall upon
the air it occuts to most of those present
that the child is the first, the only one, who
has made a civil inquiry about Muriel's bus-
Lady Branksmere laughs aloiiil, but
somehow, as if impulsively, sho put the
child away from her. "
" You are a courageous little mortal," sho
flays, " You have actually summoned Bllf-
lieiont courage to ask after the Ogre! He
is quite well, thank you." Shccast a swift
glance at Margery from under her heavy
lids, and seems ft littio amused at tho hot
blush that has overspread lioroliooks; but
in truth Margery had dreaded to drag Lord
Hrauksmero's name into the conversation.
How would it have been received . What
answer would have Veen given her In any
polite inquiry na to his woHaro?
"Tbisisnot  a visit to you���you  two,"
Lady BrankBinnro Ib saying to the children.
" To-morrow I shall make a formal call
upon you, in my carriage, and with my
cards, and ho forth, and will leave my rcspecls, with some bonbons. Pray bu careful of all ! And, now, considering the
airiness of your draperies,! would suggest a
return to the nursery and bod."
Sho dismisses Ihu children, who appear
to obey her Instinctively, anil who are
evidently much cheered by the prospect of
sweetmeats on tho morrow, and l hen turns
to Margery with a half contemptuous light
in her eyes nnd a certain curving of her
" Lord Branksmere is quite woll, I assure you ; you need not have boon so
nervous about making yonr inquiries," she
Bays. "Don't you think you had belter
grasp tho faot at once that he is your
brother-in-law ?"
" Of course���of course," hastily, "but,
you see, he has been ao uuieb abroad all our
lives.   We scarcely know him, as it were."
" True j we Bcarcoly know him," repeals
Lady Brauksmoro, musingly * which remark, coining from the man's wife, rather,
startles Mrs. Daryl.
"Thocaslle has been oxqiUsitoly dorio
up; hasn't it'!" asks Margery. "We heard
so, but none of us went over lo see it. Toll
mo, Muriel," bonding eagerly forward,
"have you Hoen the old woman yet, Old
Lady Branksmoro,"
" Ye-es. What thern is of her, Sho ia
nothing but hones and two largo prefer-
naturally bright eyes, Onc can poslMvoly
hoar her rattle when she moves in bed. She
is very trying," with a distasteful shrug.
"She is a wltoh," explains Margery,
turning to Wlllielmina. " Kvcry one is
afraid of her, Sho is about a thousand years
ohl, and Isn't "thinking of dying, She is
llranksniero'fl grandmother, and he is by no
means a chicken. Oh, 1 bey yam pardon,
Muriol; I only meant���"
" Hranksmcro is thirty-six," aays Muriel,
indifferently, "By 'bo byo," looking suddenly at liar sister, ".Thore ina Madame
Von Tlursk saying at. the castle���living
thero iu fact. It appears she has been there
lorjyears as attendant to tho dowager. Kver
heard of her?'1
"Mover," with some surprise. "Hut I
suppnuo au elderly attendant would he lillie
beard of,"
" Klderly ? She is young, and remark*
ably handsome. She seems to have mado
herself a position there, and to have a good
ileal of Influence She came forward to receive mo this evening on my arrival quite as
if���Woll, ftS if she were mlstfCBSof tl.elioiise,
not I ," with a rather strange laugh,
Margery makes a Utile move.
" 1 shouldn't like that," she snys,
" No," returns Lady Branksmoro- care-
lcssly ; " I shall got rid other."
Sho rises to her foot,
" I must bo going.    It grows very late."
" But how do you mean to return '!"
"As! camo. I walked across tbe park.
and through tho lower wood, No, I want
nothing. I brought my maid with me, ami
I wish you would ring the boll and toll hor
to moot mo at thi hall-dnor, Ah I I knew
tiierc was something I wanted to toll you ;
I met Tommy l'aiilyu on iny way through
town, and ho has promised to como to me
for ft little whllb next week."
Sho kisses Margery, and then Mrs. Hiily,
and presently is out again in the dark
night. Here and there an unwilling star
bas forced a way into the dull vault above
hor, and a hot, sullen wind has arisen
amongst the trees. Now and thon it
touches one, but for thn most pari it in possible lo forget it.    Not iiSQilIld   wakes the
usli'd, in
and only occasionally the density of iho
darkness is relieved by the glimmering ofa
white patch upon the oapona,
The wood belonging to iho manor through
which she must pass mi her way tn tho park
that belongs to the castle, ia naturally woll
known to Lady Branksmoro. Descending
into a littio grassy hollow, with hor maid
closo at hor hcols, she oomBs to a Hlanilslill,
lind lonka nround her, Tho clouds have
parted for ft moment, and a watery glaiioo
from a watery moon makes the pretty hol
low, that might well be termed a fairy doll,
distinctly visible.
Lady Branksmoro looks round hor for a
moment with a sudden shrinking us though
taking in each detail. Alas ! how well remembered it all is���this dainty spot that
once had been a daily trysling-plaee. She
sighs heavily, and then, gathering her cloak
more closely round her as thorn/h o sudden
chill has fallen on hor heart, moves once
more quickly homeward.
Aa she neara the castle, a brilliant light
from the drawing-room streams across the
lawn almost to her feet. The windows are
thrown open in the hope perhaps that Bome
cool air will travel inward. Muriel, dismissing her maid, turns toward the veranda that is illuminated by the light, and
slowly, with reluctant feet, mounts the
steps that lead to it. The sound of voices
reach hor when sho has gono half-way, and
when sho has gained the veranda she
looks curiously through the open window nearest to her into the room.
What she boos there dispels all languor !
".I vow and protest Micro'-* more plague than
pleasure with a secret."
Silting upon nn Ottoman beside a remark
ably Imtidsomo woman ia a tall man of
about thirty-six or no, darkbrowed and
dark complexioncd, withallrminouthanda
nondescript nose,    A heavy black uiuslaoli
fiartially Btreaked with gray, full* ovor but
lardly conceals bis lips, which nro in a
measure thin. His jaws, clean shaven, aro
square. He is not a handsome man, but a
very distinguished-looking ouo���thnt something infinitely totter ! That he his lived
all bis timo, one may seo a*, a glance ; thit
ho has immense self-control and great
power of aolf. repress ion one reads as
one runs. But there is aomelhing about
tbo stern face thnt iCOIlfusoS one's analysis
of thc soul within���a,Badness, n suppression,
a strain about the whole man that contrasts
oddly with tho coldness of his bearing, aud
is probably the outcouio ofaomo past and
terrible grief.
The woman seated beside him, aud look-
ing into bis fueo with a st range earnestness
ia dark and Blight, with glistening, melting
black eyes nud a lissome, willowy figure.
To nn outsider, Mine, von Thirsk, instead
of a woman of thirty-five, would seem a girl
of twenty-one. Lady Brankamore, regarding her from the darkened veranda, acknowledges the fact.
Yes I It muat never bo betrayed; it
must, always rest a secret between you and
mo," madame ia saying in a low agitated
tone, bar hand pressed upon Lord Branks-
mere's arm. Kvcry word la distinctly audible to tbe quiet watcher without, who is
standing motionless, a silent spectator of
the picture beforo her.
Vet���" bogins Lord Branksmoro, with
some agitation,
' I toll you, moa ami, thero is no ' yet,'
no hesitation in thia matter. It ia between
you and mo, after all theso years':" She
leans toward him.
Lady Brankamore, ou tho veranda without, smiles curiously, and drops her eyes.
"It would make tho whole thing in a
degree vulgar wero I to ace him kiss hor,"
sho says to herself. " As it is, lho scene
ia perfect. Well I owe him little, For
that, nt least I should bo grateful. Now
to break up their iete-adet e..'"
Sho steps lightly into tho room, nnd as
sho comes beneath tho center chandelier,
throws back the lace veil from her head,
and looks straight at her husband.
"Whero wero you?" asks he, quickly,
rising as she enters. Some color Haines into
his faeo.
"At home, with my people," returns she,
not curtly, or uiicourtcously, but coldly.
"Ah ! At homo !" says madame, as if uot
"Lady Brnnksmcro i* alluding to her old
home, to themannr,"explains Loid Branksmoro, stillly.
"Yea, to my homo," repeats Muriel,
"It is strange. Wo thought you still
hero," said madame, smiling too.
.Muriel stares at her inquiringly.
"We?   Who?" demands she.
Madamogrowa uncomfortably red beneath
the other's contemptuous guzo, and loses
fiorsolf for a moment iu the contemplation
of her face.    Then she rallies a little.
"Lord Branksmere nud I," she answers,
equably.    Then, with a sudden glance full
of seeming anxiety, "Was it not Inlet Was
it not cold for you out in the open air?"
"Vou aro very good to trouble yourself
no much about me," says Lady Branksmoro,
still with excessive" and embarrassing
civility, without, however, making even a
pretence of answering her.
*��� Your friends," remarks madamo, with
a sudden emphasis, "would naturally feel
nome anxiety about���"
"Would they?"���(Lady Branksmere interrupts her lightly)���"Howdoyotl know?"
she asks, with the samo immovable smilo.
" My frit ndi," copying thfl emphasis, "are
very far from this house."
"Ah! ho.' You forgot your husband,"
madamo reminds her softly.
There is an instant's pause, during which
she watches intently the two before her.
Lord Branksmere on tho hearth-rug is
staring frowningly at tho wall beyond:
Muriel, with a rather bored expression
about her beautiful mouth, is lazily unwinding tbo lace that bad encircled her throat,
Nospaik of love lights either face, Mine.
von Thirsk lotting her heavily fringed lids
droop over her eyes, permits a faint smile
of satisfaction to curl her lips.
" You will excuse mo," Bhe aays gently,
taking a step forward, "if I withdraw to
see madams, your grandfather, before she
���'.Most willingly," returns Muriol, sweetly,
but insolently. She acknowledge.! ma-
dame's graceful pulutution, and then, ns it
dismissing her from her thoughts na from
her presence, drops languidly upon the
lounge, noar hor, and Lames up one of the
periodicals upon the small tabic at her elbow.
Lord Brankamoro opens thc door for
madaine, and n few words peas between
them on the threshold. His tone is low,
but Muriel can not fail to understand that
it is apologetic, Sho shrugs her shoulders
slightly, and turns over a leaf with a little
unneeosBary quickness, then the door ia
closed, nud Branksmere, coming back to
tbe fire, stands looking down at her.
"You look palo. I hopo you haven't
taken a chill," he say a at laat, politely.
"Walking through the night air is alwaya
a little dangerous."
"Not tome. It was a usual custom wilh
mo lo go into tlio garden after dinner before my���When 1 lived ut hume,"
A pause,
"Don't you think you will have to do a
considerable amount of explanation, now
and then, if you persist iu refusing to remember that this Is now your home!'' asktj
Branksmoro,   with some irritation,   badly
a up pre*) sod.
No answer. She turns ovor another page
and goes on reading as though ho had not
" You find it dull horo, no doubt," Thia
time tho irritation is uot suppressed at al],
"Hero?" lifting her eyca languidly, Inquiringly. " A foolish accusation. One
could hardly call a place dull on a few
hours' acquaintance."
" You oould, evidently. You were hardly here one hour when you loft it,"
"I was naturally anxious to seo my brothers and sisters."
"Iliad no idea," with a slight sneer,
that you were so devoted to your brothers
and sisters."
" It is possible that timo will even further   enlarge   your ideas about me," says
Lady Branksmoro, Indifferently. She leans
back in her chair, and again has recourse
to her magazine.
" Vou remember, perhaps, that wo ar
expecting somo people on Thursday V"
''Yes. Peoplo? Oh, of course; yon
guests, you mean ?"
Sho had roused herself with Booming dilli
cully from her story, nnd now returns to
(TO UK rnNTI.NI'ltn.)
A colored woman in Holly Springs, Miss.
has hair eight feet six inches in longth.
A True Story ot tlie Backwoods n Hnlf
I'culnry 1-,'n.
-lust fifty-seven years ago i wa? a young
man not yet married, living at home with
my father on the homestead, in western
Ontario. Neighbors were few ; in fact,
not nearly so plenty as were wild animals.
Uncle Johnny Racine lived two miles
farther down the road, and although I was
a farmer's sou I learned of Uncle Johnny
the carpenter's, b-iilder's, and millwright's
trado and wc were always in demand,
Uncle Johnny And I, for twenty miles
We were building ft mill that fall at a
good site about fifteen miles from home,
and winter came ou uud caught us with the
job unfinished.
Either Uncle Johnny or 1 made it a point
to go home every Saturday afternoon and
stay over Sunday. On the particular Sutur-*
���lay that I am going to toll you of it was
my turn. There waa promiao of a big snowstorm close at hand, hut I started.
It was right after dinner, about 1 o'clock,
and to save time I struck out into a nariow
foot path, not over plain at any time, lhat
led through the woods, instead of taking
the main road. In about on hour the snow
began to como down, and in soft, tiny
(lakes���the kind that moans business. It
fell fnat enough to anon cover up tho path
and my footprints as well ; but I pressed
on, wishing the aim were not hidden, so
lhnt I could be sure of my bearings.
I stooped often nntl looked around, for
I knew it would be uo trifling matter to
stray out of tho path. It might mean a
night in the woods wilh wild unlmals for
companions, and it was bitter cold.
Along toward twilight, whioh *t*no-wirly
that afterin-i.i- an account of tho storm,
when I reckoned I should bo woll along on
my fifteen miles toward home, entirely out
of the forest and on the main road, 1 noticed n fallen tree I had never seen beforo, It
Wtti peculiar. A very large hemlock, with
perhaps fifty or sixty feet of trunk free from
limbs. It had evidently been uprooted by
tho wind and blown over. Its huge main
roots held it up at the butt about six feet,
thc height of a man from tho ground, whilo
its branches and the manner in which tho
tree had lodged in falling supported the top
at just about the same elevation.
It made me certain I waa out of my way,
and darkness was fast approaching. After
a few minutes in looking around for some
object by which I oould tako my bearings,
I started again. In half an hour's timo I
waa back at tho same plnoe, aud I know
thon I Imd loat my way aud was walking
around in a circle.
I climbed up on the fallen tree and paced
back and forth its entire length, straining
my eyes to catch a glimpse of some familiar
landmark. It was useless. Through the
gathering dusk aud falling snow I could not
discern anything lhat gave a clew lo my
whereabouts. I onco moro struck boldly
out, making tracks for what 1 hoped would
be home, and in what I thought was the
opposite direction from that last taken.
Alas I In another half hour lhat huge
old fallen tree again loomed up before mo, I
was lost iu a vast forest that was filled with
ferocious wild beaata, between mo and
home, and there was a drifting snowstorm
and it was already dark.
Had I boon walking in the right direction
I would then havo been warming my numbed feet and hands bofore tho cheerful blaze
in father's kitchen, and doing my part toward disposing of Sister Caroline's hot Blip-
per. How I wished I was there.
Again I climbed upon that tree trunk,
and thia timo sat down to think, I knew
any further attempt to find my way out,
with neither sun, moon, nor stars, would bo
utterly useless, and that the night muat be
:1 in that lonely forest. Also that if I
succumbed to drowsiness and fell aslcop 1
should either bo frozen to death or oaten
by wild animals���tbo chance for the latter
wus excellent anyway.
This was beforo tho days of matches.
Steel nnd (lint wero not plenty enough to
ho carried in every one's pocket. And ao I
"ould not build afire. That would have
vanned tne and also havo kept wild beasts
1 pulled out my largo jaekknifc ; it was
my only weapon of defense. "This knife,"
1 thought, as 1 held it in my hand, " is
probably all that stands between me and it
horrible death."
Then I thought of the folks at homo and
how anxious they must be by that timo���and
���well, my next move waa to jump off that
tree trunk and cut a stout cudgol lhat
might perhaps be of use in a hand-to-hand
fieht with bears or wolves.
Next I reflected that if for ouo moment I
ihould yield to the fatigue and drowsiness
that must before morning steal over mo, I
would bo lost. I muat therefore place myself where there was nothing convenient to
lean against, aud must keep in constant
motion. A comparatively open space muat
also be chosen, where hungry animals could
not spring from concealing underbrush and
tako mo unawares.
Tho fallen tree trunk scorned tlio least
perilous place of any, Il was raised from
the ground, and its length permitted quite
a walk back and forth. So for the third
time I climbed upou it���there to pass the
houra of n long night.
It grow darker and darker. Only lor
the white snow aud that my eyes hnd gradually been aoourtomod to the darkness, 1
would have been unablo to have seen sufficiently to keep my footing upon the tree
In that way, pacing to and fro, timo pass-
cd monotonously, 1 waa growing cold and
sleepy, Few boots were made at that time,
and 1 wore only alines. Already my feet
wero ao numb that I had frequently to stamp
igorously to restore the circulation, Several times, too, I paused unconsciously,
nearly overcome with sleep, only to rouso
myself with n mighty effort and resume
Hy and by I hoard the cry of wolves in tho
listauco, coming nearer sometimes, thon
sounding away in tho distance, then again
coining nenrcr. Kvory aenso must bo on the
alert, Eagerly I strained eyes and ears that
their approach might not find mo off my
Along toward IS o'clock, na nearly as I
could calculate, it had grown considerably
lighter, and the snow had nearly ceased to
fall, when suddenly there walked out from
behind a clump of trees over at my loft
two large bears. I was much moro afraid
uf them thnn I had boon of tho wolves, and
taking out iny jack-knife I quickly opened
the largest blade, and grasping the knife
(irmly in one hand and my cudgel in tha
other, I awaited their coming, wide awako
They came on slowly, boar fashion, stop,
ping every few seconds to raise their black
noses in the air and sniff, aud occasionally
standing up on their haiinehea.
Tho minutes Beamed liko hours. Finally
they were quite closo to the tree, Firat ono
and then the other stood upon ita haunehi
and auilled the air. for I remained motion-
leas. Tiu n thc old bIio bear cautiously laid
one pnw upon tbo tree trunk,
At that moment I inflated my lungs,
opened my mouth and gave vent to the moat
ear-splitting Bhrick I ever cotnpaaaod.
I t hink l no animals had never heard such
n yell���and I will say that, despite frequent efforts, 1 have never auececded in
giving another exactly like it. Evidently
thoy were vory much surprised. Mrs,
Hear dropped to tho ground un suddenly as
though she bud been shot, and both, turning aside, quietly and quickly slunk out of
sight. They didn't go far off, though ; all
the rest of that night I occasionally hoard
their growl nigs, and once or twice caught
glimpses of them skulking abnut through
the trees.
Time passed and il scorned so much lighter I thought the clouds must have broken
away, und I raised my eyes to the sky,
Sure enough the sUra were mil. There
were two which seemed almost overhead.
And  how near 1 And   lunv   very   bright.
Strange, I thought, only those two, ao oloao
together, bo unusually brilliant. I nover
had particularly noticed just such stars bofore. Then I made out the outlines of the
bare branches of a tree, and saw that those
stars wore peeping out from a trco, not
from the sky.
They were not stars. A wild cat was
crouched iu those branches just about ready
for a probably fatal spring. And I knew
woll enough just bow the creature looked.
I could see in imagination how ahe waa
gathered for the leap; how her long tail was
lashing her body, and cautiously! backed
away-, keeping my oyes fixed upon the two
glowing coala of fire, that seemed first yellow, then red, green���all bright, Hashing
tints. And I hacked hard aud fast with
my jack-knife, which I had held open since
the approach of the bears, upon iny cudgel.
No timo was to be lost. At any moment
the claws of that powerful, einewy little
beast might be fastened in my shoulder,
and tho chances then for my life would be
Soon I had a good-sized chunk cut off
from the cudgel, and taking straight aim at
thoso glowing balls of fire, I threw with all
tho strength and akill of my right arm.
Luckily it had been trained.
Well, sir, that piece of wood hacked off
the end of my cudgel wilh a jack-knife,
owing to good luck���or something higher
and better than luck���struck the cat square
botwoon the eyoa as she sprang toward mo,
causing her to hind, instead of on my head,
almost at my feet, with a horrible yell and
roll off Into tho anow. Slill yelping, Mra.
Wildcat gathered herself up and limped
away. At a tafe distance ahe turned to
look but did not venture back.
Soon after this stars���tho roal aUr�� ���
shone brightly out, and the moon that never
bofore had looked so good to me aa it did
that night. Before long the moon passed, the
stars dimmed, and Sunday morning's first
Cray daylight -tppearcd. Thn wolves had
ceased llieir cries, and no sound had been
hoard from them for at least half au hour.
So I let myself down from off tho tree und
started for homo, having taken my bearings
from the moon.
Beforo I had been long out of tho woodsk
stumping laboriously along, my foot almost
destitute of sensation, not looking about
much, anxious to reach home before strength
utterly failed, a cheery " Hallo, Hill; all
right, am you?" reached my ears, au I I
lookod up to see a party of searchers who
were out after mo-���father and my brothers,
and ono or two from Uncle Johnny Racine's
As I failed to appear they knew something
had happened and had started out, I was
too much used up to talk, but they gathered enough about bears and a wildcat to
divide tho party. I waa helped into the
sleigh, and our horses' heads were turn 3d
hoineward, while two or three kept on to
see where I had passed the night.
My footprints in tho anow wero traced
back. Where I had left the forest thoy
came upon the double footprints of a wildcat, showing that tho creaturo had followed me all the way from that fallen tree-
trunk, through tho woods, even to the road,
and then turned back. At the fallen tree
beaten paths in the fresh snow showed that
those two bears had tramped around iu a
circlo only a few rods away from that tree,
probably nearly all night; close by tracks
of wolves and also of a panther woro seen.
By the time wo reached homo all use of
my limbs waa lost nud I had to be helped
from tho sleigh, my feet and my lega, too,
half way to lho knees wero frozen. Father
thought I'd probably lose thom both, but I
didti t. I waa all right long beforo spring.
They were pretty sore, though, for a long
Why didn't tho wolves and bears nnd
wild-eat and panther cat mo?
That ia a question 1 never could answer.
New Points About Afrioa-
Jfiequos Rod way, tho noted geographer
ia responsible for tho recent statement that
popular opinion and the text books are both
at fault i.i regard to many of tho moat prominent features of the Continent of Africa.
For example, he stales that the Oreat
Desort is not, as the geographies would have
il a vast plain, nor is it covered wilh sand,
Thc surface of tho desert is diversified
with mountains, plains and valleys. The
Jubbcl Hoggar, or Tareo range, ia ho high
as to be snow-clad four montliB iu the year.
The soil is loose ami pulverulent, varying
greatly hi different places. Aa ia tho caso
of other deoerta, true sand is scarce. As a
matter of fact, wator ia abundant in comparison. Iu tho fow localities in which
aand occur-* It is derived from tho disintegration of sandstone rocks. Tho soil of
tho desert ia not sterile ; on the contrary,
having lost none of its nutritive qualities,
it is vary rich.
Mr. Redway cautions hia renders against
forgetting that a dcacrt is a desert for want
of water only. Ho also niakoa the statement that there are no largo areas in Africa
below sea level, consequently the proposed
flooding of the Great Desert was ft harebrained scheme, ��u a par with Jutes Verne's
trip to the moon, 'lliere aro, however, a
few small depressions south of the Atlas
Mountains, and they were formerly part
of the Hull' of Cabes. Tho head of this
gulf has been silted by icolinn agencies in
much the same manner ns haa been tho
Gulf of California, Thero are two or three
other depressions, one of which, lying south
of the Hull' of Alien, is about JYTOfcet bolow
sea level.
Mr. Redway has aom.* correction.-' to
mako nlso In regard to lakes, mountain*),
boundarhsand pronunciation of local names.
With respect to largo, tresli lakes, ho alleges that Africa ia second to North America only. Like Victoria is somewhat
smaller than Lake Superior, its area being
about *is,iii')lisq.iare miles. The native word
"Nyan/a" moans lake, thoroforo it is superfluous to say or write " Lako" Victoria.
Lako Assal, situated south of tho Gulf of
Aden, in tho depression mentioned, is, next
totho Valley of tho Dead Sea, the deepest
depression nn the face of tho earth. Lake
Chad ia a large marsh lake, which ordinarily has uo outlet. Ita watora arc not
Sudan���that is Mr. Railway's spoiling���is
not a political division, but a belt of fertile
land south of Lho Great llcscrt, Politically,
it consists o( many putty Stales, each led by
a despotic chief styled a ���* Sultan."
Wo are onjoined t * aay " Morocco,"' uot
Morocco, and to stick to either Xinzo bar or
Zanzibar, which arc one ami the aamu; aUo
to drop Mozambique and Guinea, which aro
no more applicable than would bo the title
of New Franco forthn Mississippi Valley or
Norombaga for tho New Kuglaud coaat.
A Good Story of Fro) Buraab?-
Mr. Kvelyn Hurnaby has written some
characteristic anecdotes of thc lata Col.
I'rcd Hurnaby, Ho started on one uf his
firat balloon excursions, and by a curious
chance tha party descended in the neighborhood o( Bedford, where Cap'.. Burnuby's
father was living. The great Montogolfior
fire balloon, In which Capt, Barnaby accom -
panied M. Godard, tho French aeronaut,
ascended from Cremorno gardens Chelsea,
some 30 years since. It appears from Mr.
Kvelyn Bornaby's narrative that bis late
brother waa on that occasion a dec-dedly
unwelcome passenger, M. Godard bad refused to tako him, but Capt. Burnaby was
not the man to take denials, Accordingly,
as thu balloon (says Mr. Burnaby) commenced lo rise from the ground my brother,
wilh much dextority, seizing ihu ropes,
vaulted into lhe car. The effect was mugi-
ul, and the descant of the balloon to thi-
groillld was the work of a nntiient. Thu
aeronaut's language, adds lhe narrator, was
far from  polite.    In  broken Fronoh he
ejaculated, ' Weel, sure ! yon spoil de
affect. Ho band play, do people shout, we
rise, wc mount! Magld(i(]UO '. And thou you
���why, you put your heavy carcase into
my balloon, and We go down, plump ; dare,
dat Ib vol you do."' Capt, Burnaby, bow-
ever, gained bis point, and, us the balloon
mado its second ascent, he was found to
be amongst lhe enterprising parly,
Now Voik police coat ��10,000 a day.
Patience is thc art of hoping.
From a   dead   opportunity there   is   no
Whon we do not find peace within ourselves, it is vain to seek it elsewhere-[ La
What you are doing for love you can do
no longer for mere gain. The highest motive drives out the lower.
Like rose-leaves, good thoughts are blessed guests, and give out a sweet smell if
laid up in the jar of memory.
Rash vows are much better broken
than kept. He who never eliaiig*-3 never
mends; he whenever yields never conquers.
It is foolish to turn off a tried friend
because of a failing or two ; since wo all
live iu glasa houses we should not throw
Go with your neighbors us far aa good
conscience will accompany you, but leave
them when the shoo of conscience begins to
pinch your foot.
Trust not great weights to Blender
threads. Commit all your secrets to no
man, yet, bo not evermore suspicious, for
suspicion is a cowardly virtue at best.
TheGrook word imports that humility is
the ribbon or string that tics together all
thoso precious pearls, the rest of lho graces
If this string break, they aro all scattered.
Tho theory of work ia to be lavish with
personal influence, to put n groat deal of
one's self into the thing which one undertakes, whatever it may bo,���[Rev, W. J.
Tucker, D. I).
How much trouble ho avoids who does
not look to m-ii what hla neighbor says or
does or thinks, but only what he does him
self, that it may be jusl and true.��� LMarcus
He meets to-morrow best who uses today well. Ho is beat prepared for eternity
who has wisely employed the talent of
time. Think of the arrears of all our
yesterdays being remitted to to-day.
The every day caro and duties which
men call drudgery are the weights and
counterpoises of tlio clock of timo, giving
its pendulum a true vibration and its bands
a regular motion.���-[Longfellow.
Goodness comes from within���from
thoughts, feelinga and dcairca, resulting in
life aud actions, Greatness is the consequence of bold actions, great cnerey, ambi
tion, enterprise and perseverance.
Don't waato lifo in doubts and fears.
Spend yourself on the work before you, well
assured that the right performance of tho
hour's duties will bo the best preparation
for thc hours or ages which follow it.
Simplicity is the rarest, as It is the most
precious result which men secure in their
self-training. It is tho simplicity which
all mon saw in Phillips Brooks and the presence or absence of this quality affords a test
of character which a man can always apply
to himself.
Many mean things arc done ia tho family
for whioh moods aro put forward aa tho excuse, when the moods themselves aro tlie
most inexcusable things of all. A man or
woman in tolerable health has no moral
right to indulge in au unpleasant mood.���
[J. G. Holland.
Remorse may disturb tho slumbers of n
man who isdabbliug with his first experiences of wrong ; and when pleasure has been
tasted und is gone, and nothing Id left of
tho crime but tho ruin which it has wrought,
than, too, the Furius take their scats upon
tho midnight pillow. But the meridian of
evil is, for tho most part, loft unvoiced ;
and whon a man has c.ho-en his mad, ho is
left alone to follow it to the ond.---[Froude.
Tho longer I live the more I feel tho importance of adhering to tho following rules:
First, To hear as littio aB possible whatever
is to tho prejudico of others. Second, 'To
believe nothing of the kind till 1 am absolutely forced to it. Third, Nover to drink
in the spirit of ono who cirulalos an ill report. Fourth, Always to moderate, as fur
aa I can, the uukindneBs which is expressed
towards others. Fifth, Alwaya to believe,
that, if tha other side wero hoard, a vary
different account would bo given of the
matter. ��� [Simeon,
l'he Largest Hoathon Tomplo-
ItisinSoringapatam, or City of Vishnu, flic
capital of Mysore, in Southern India, This
immense temple comprises a square, each
sido being ono mile in length, and Inside of
which aro six other squares. Tbo walls arc
25 feet high and fivo foot thick, and the
grand hr,U where pilgrims aBsemble ia sun-
ported by a thousand pillars, each cut by a
single block of atone. Seriugapatani is built
ou an island in the Kavcri, about ten milea
from the city of Mysore. A magnificent
palace as well aa the temple inclosed by
atone walls, wns built on the island by Tip-
poo Saib. The place was taken after great
slaughter, by tho British troops on May -t,
170!', Tippoo being killed in the course of
the fighting, Tho Health accuiniili'.ted at
Soringapatam wna found to bn very great.
The Duke of Wellington, then Colonel
Welleslcy, took part in tbe attack, Another large temple in the magnificent Buddhist templo at Rangoon, tho Shway Da-
gohu r.iyali, which stands upon a huge
mound of two terraces, tho Upper, 100 feet
hove the ground outside, and in extent 1)00 feet by 0N5. Tho long
flights of aleps by which the ascent is made are covered by long range.'
of handsome teak roofs, witb frencocs showing scenes in Buddha's disciples' lives and
horrible scones of the tonnenls of the wicked in hell. From tho centre of thn upper
terrace rises the solid octagonal brick paynh,
.170 feet high, abundantly gilt, At the top is
tho liteo, or gilt umbrella of iron work of
many rings, each with many jeweled bolls of
gold or silver, tinkling with every movement of the air. Four chapels at the foot of
the pagoda have colossal sitting figures of
Buddha, with hundreds of smaller in every
atylo and posture, surrounding or even fixed
upon them. The decorations nnd carvings
upon and around these are elaborate beyond
description. The original temple, '27 feet
high, has been again and again encased with
bricks rendering it larger and taller, aud
has thus attained its present height. It is
periodically rogilt, tho faithful never tiring
(d olimbiiig as high as tbey cau, and fixing
squares of gold leaf upon it.
UenJkeys- Ponies, and Cattle*
One of the animals seen  was a raagnifi
cent chestnut charger over 17 bands high
onco   the  property 0f tho   late   Emperor
I'redcrick of Germany, says The Idli r.    In
appcarauco   this   charger   ia as thresh and
vigorous as a horse of live.    It was given
by the Emperor io Prince Christian, who
rode it for four years.    The  charger has a
sprightly, ihough somewhat incongruous,
companion in the shape of Ninette, a little
whito   donkey which   was   purchased   at
Grnsso by Her Majesty, and presented lo
the   Princess   Victoria of   Connnugbt, for
whose use it is now being broken  in.    Directly the donkey is tnken out of the stable
for educational purposes the charger becomes reBiatleas and unhappy, races round
thc paddock attached to hia loose box   in
evident distress, and refuses to be commuted until his beautiful little companion returns. Then he playfully nibbles her back,
joyfully   flings up his   heels, and careers
wildly round Iho paddock, neighing shrilly
as ho   goes, his long lull   lloating   iu   the
breeze.    What will happen when Niuoito
leaves her companion it ia difficult to say,
At present she  takes littio notice of this
exuberant display of affection, beyond run-
ning beneath  the charger,  and  playfully
trying to plant her tiny heels in bis lolly
aide.    Whon  they have been  twice round
the paddock, Ninette plodding gamely on a
long way in tha rear, the couple halt at the
abed entrance, and look at us wilh exuberant curiosity, the donkey's ears   shooting
backward and forward with great rapidity.
After u��peoling this somewhat incongruous couple, we are taken to another stable
to boo Jenny, a whito donkey, twenty-five
years old. Jenny belongs to the Queen, and
was bred at Virginia Water.   Her Majesty
saw Jenny when she waa a foal,   had her
brought to Windsor and trained, and there
the docile old animal haa remained ever
since.    She   is pure white in color, with
large, lii/lit, expressive gray eyes.    One peculiarity ubout her is an enormous flit back,
aoft and almost as wide as a moderate sized
feather lied.    A handsome eUcBtinit foal is
temporarily quartered with her.    Thia'foal
was bred from a mare belonging to the lato
Mr. John Brown, and promises to grow into
a very beautiful animal.   Jouny, although
rather reserved, affably condescends to partake  of a biscuit, pensively   twitching her
long Oars after us as we depart along tho
road leading to the Royal dairy.    Iu the
next paddecka handsome Jersey cow thrusts
hor head over tho intervening raila,   and
licks tho shaggy frontlet of a small dun bull,
who gives a gentle low of satisfaction, and
endeavors to follow us as wc pasa through
tho gate in the direclion of the Queen's
dairy.    At thia aection of the farm, in tho
buildings, we find Tewfik a very fine white
Egyptian donkey, with large black oyos and
tremendous oars.    He is one of those enormous asses whioh aro bo greatly esteemed in
the East for their powers of endurance.   It
is  a  curious fact that a donkey ot this
kind will do as much work as a horse, last
twice the timo on a march, and never break
down.   Tewfik  waa  purchased   by  Lord
Wolaeley in Cairo, und sent to England, gay
with magnificent Oriental trappings, and
clipped all over in most extraordinary patterns, resembling Greek architectural ornaments.   Thesa  patterns  aro a source  of
trouble to tho unsophisticated  traveller in
lho East,    He learns one side of his donkey
by heart, and never thinks of looking at the
other ; conscoucntly when he sees the hitherto unknown side of the Animal, he is inclined to think that somo wight has been
playing a practical joke und substituted a
different beast for the one he has best ridden.
A noar neighbor ia a dainty Shetland
pony some three feet six inches high, which
is usually known aa The Skewbald.    This
diminutive little lady ia na frolicsome na a
kitten, romping about and playing all sorts
of tricks.    Her mission iu life, besides being
every one's pet, is to draw a small   two
wheeled cart   for Her   Majesty's grandchildren.   Tho dainty, trim, little brown
and  white   beauty   possesses   enormous
strength, und takes existence very philosophically.    The first time she was put
into harness sho acted as if aho had been
nccuetomed to it all her life, and never re-
{Hired the slightest breaking in,    There is
another Shetland pony in one of lhe neighboring paddocks, put she ia dark-brown in
color uud, with her long-flowing inane and
tail,   looks like   a miniature   cart-horse.
Like mosl of Her Majesty's unimtds she ia
fond of society, and objects to bo separated
from a largo handsome gray donkey, which
bought   on   one  of  the Continental
journeys, and now occupies tho same paddock as tho Shetland.    In order lo take
the  pony's   portrait comfortably,  it was
found necessary to invito the donkey to bo
present as a spectator.
Tho next pet to be inspected ia un animal
which moat people would prefer to cultivate
at a distance, being none other than the
enormoua bison named Jack, u magnificent
specimen of his race, who wua obtained in
exchange from tho Zoological Society. The
Canadian grow savage, und had to be sent
away. Jack, in spite of his immenae
strength, ia of a very peaceful, almost timorous, disposition, Strictly speaking, he
can hardly bo called u pet, aa tbo artist
li'iidcntly takes bis likeness from behind a
iigh wall. All friendly overtures to Hub
last of his race aro in vain. He remains
pensively gazing at tho opposito wall a
(ear trickling down his broad nose. Even
tho joyful hollow of his ncit-door neigh-
a half-grown Jersey bull, fails to attract bis attention, although the animal, as
it recognizes its keeper's step, climbs half
over lhe wall to be fondled.
The Ddoay of Winter Sports in Oml a*
Tbenverago inhabitant ofthe " States,1
in going to Canada in the winter-time, expects, I hive no doubt, to sec the streets
nnd hill-sides covered with snow-shoos and
toboggans. Ho may be surprised to learn
that there is but ono really good toboggan
slide in Canada and that ia at Montreal,
while annw-shocra are numbered now by
tons whero formerly ihey were counted by
hundreds. It i.i simple enough to understand what bas brought about the change
in what is usually accepted ns tho typical
Canadian winter spot. A lew years ago,
when tobogganing nud snow-shoeing flourished purely for the grout sport furnished,
tlm professional impresario, aided by the
hotel proprietor, conceived the idea nf
booming Montreal, and incidentally enriching themselves, by holding winter carnivals,
the main expenses of which wero borne by
Montreal merchants, For n timo they
drow largely, and Canada was literally
alive with snow-shoes and toboggans j but
anon they pulled, nnd lust winter thu much-
advertised "carnival" was highly uniiilet-
cstiug from a spectator's point of view.
Thoro aro several snow-shoe clubs in Quo-
bee and Montreal. In Toronto there is very
little of tbe sport, and an occasional tramp
and ono or two races during tho winter
make up the seatinn. .As for tobogi-aning,
there is a natural slide nl, Quebec, and u tine
one at Montreal which is oaloulatod to
make the hair of lhe man from tho "Siatei"
stand on end, bui there i.i not a great deal
of It. And tho moie'rf the pity, for if there
is nny sport calculated to Stir your blood,
it is tobogganing. -[Harper's Weekly,
If only lho late or smallest turkeys are
kept for breeding lhe best utock will quickly run out,
An Arab Elopement roiled.
There ia a very unhappy pair among the
party of Arabs whom Sheik Hadji Tahar
Hen Mahomet has at tho World'H Fair, l.-dia
is a young and beautiful girl from Agadicrs.
Her father is a man of wealth and prominence, and when he found that Ida daughter
waa in love with Salem Ben Jalijah, a good
enough young tellow, but of no particular
cnnsoijueiice, ho (oat his tomper and swore
by thu beard of the Prophet that alio should
not marry him, but should go to see the Fair
in the land of ihe infidels in Die company of
Sheik Hadji. Sho started accordingly, but
the patty had not gone very far from Morocco
when Salom drow near and asked tho sheik's
permission to mako onoof the party. As
lie bad tbe needful shekels, and proposed to
pay hia own oxpenacs, tlie sheik, knowing
nothing of the love affair, consented : and
ao the lovers camo on to Lhicago together.
But no sooner wero thoy arrived than tbey
camu before the al.cik and asked him lo
mako thom onc. Iu his own laud thu sheik
haa tho power to do so, but be is iu doubt
whether thia power may be lawfully exercised in thia country, or whether thc marriage would be recognized iu Ida own conn
try, ao he foels compelled to refuse. 'J'hu
lovers lako it very much to heart, isliu
spends her timo dissolved iu tears and refuses to eat, and Salem  waudcra about the
itel sad and disconsolate,
A Floating Wrack in Tbo Atlantic.
Tho British barque Beechholni, which arrived at QuoeUAtOWn on Saturday from
Valparaiso with wheat for order*1, reported
that on lho .'11st ult., in hit. 42.48, long.
18,33, a wrecked vessel was sighted floating
bottom upward, which wns covered with
copper, and drifting in thfl track of whips,
thus making It most dangerous to navigation.    She appeared to   bo a brig   between
200 and 300 tons. Tho Beech holm also reported having passed numerous Icebergs bo-
tween the Falkland Islands and tbo Rivor
Married for tho Fifty-Efshth Time-
An interesting centenarian bas been dis-
coveted by a Turkish journal, tllO Saadet,
His name is Hadji Mehined, u seller of sweetmeats iu Constantinople, And he bus reached tho ngo of 130, At 105 he grew a new
set of tooth, and ����� few years ago wna miir.
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There never will be .1 time when farm-
in.*; lands will be higher in this district
tb.in uow. When tbe railway comes -in
militating distances, the price of lands will
In* c(|ualizcd,and down will go values near
1I1 ��� market It is folly therefore to hang
on 10 land which is not needed for use.
liicrc is only onc wnj to keep up thc
I me of lands and that is to sell off
part and get in more people. Ifa person
wants five, ten, twenty or forty acres, let
liim li.v e it at a reasonable price, and
1 bus enhance the value of your remaining
acres, Nothing but dense population
���.-.il! increase prices, or in fact maintain
present values. What is wanted is more
population, and good jSollcy suggests that
every ensonable encouragement and as-
si tant_e he given intending settlers.
Wc notice the press on both sides of
thn line have been taking considerable interest in the Bering Sea controversy, and
aa usua arc giving one-sided accounts of
the tribunal. Thc Commercial Journal
Ul Victoria calls Carter a windbag, and
������nine of ihe American journals are cqual-
|y complimentary with reference to Sir
Charles Russell All this is childish.
The counsel on both sides are men of
distinguished ability and neither party
will gain by the want of ability of its opponent, it is more than likely the result
will be a compromise and that the American contention for the adoption of regulations t�� preserve the seats will prevail,
but that, subject to them, the waters of
Bering Sea will be declared open to all
nations, The expense of the settlement
will be greater than thc value of thc seals
bin what do the few interested in the seal
libhery care for that?
We have received a communication
touching upon the evil example of prominent people but which is ol too personal
a character to justify its publication. At
lhe same time we wish it distinctly understood that while we will light no one's
battles, we shall always uphold the principles of law and order. We think that
people who stand upon an eminence in a
community, whether social, financial or
official- owe it not only to themselves but
to tlie public, who hav-i favored them,
to *>ct an example ut all times worthy of
imitation; not only that but everywhere,
in all ranks, and under all circumstances,
rowdyism, drunkenness, obscenity should
be suppressed. Hut a newspaper is a
business enterprise and should not be
looked upon as a missionary force. It
should, therefore, not be expected to take
thc place of missionary and blue ribbon
societies. If it would succeed it must be
broad,liberal and enterprising, and as t >
what it should publish it will (ind its own
experience a safer guide, than the o-
pmions ofany outside person, who looks
at the matter solely from Ids own stand
Court *  N ceded  H ere.
Editor News*.--On every side is heard
the complaint of hard times, and it is tin*
opinion of many that this Is owing principally to the want ofa sufficient and pio
pet administration of justice in this <lis-
tiid. A man may contract a debt At fl
slore, and unless he is willing to pay, tin*
storekeeper has either to sue ihc debt in
Nanaimo at a cost) probably, more than
the deli' amounts to, or wait six months
Oi over, for a court to be held here, bj
which lime the debtor may be In Africa.
Tin* consequence is business men are unwilling to give credit and honest men
with limited means are unable to settle
on new land or start any new industry.
Cases of hardship frequently happen
through this delay of justice. Suppose
for instance, a young man engages to
work for a year.fatls sick and is unable to
wink and compelled to quit. Suppose
Also that his employer refuses to pay him
unless he works thc year out and that lulu-, no means to take his case to Nanaimo or support himself while waiting for
a court to be held at Comnx, what-1 ask,
is he to do in the mean time but live on
the charity of friends?
This district should be of sufficcnt Importance to claim the services of the
County Court Judge at least every three
months, and a party should be able lo en-
tei his case here without having to write
the particulars to some one in Nanaimo.
We were belter served twenty years a-
go when Capt. Spaulding used to come
up every three month?, stay a week, and
settle all disputes without any icd tape
oi partiality
Vt horn lUII Urtun Art Made.
It Benin* that the lady meinbera of the
aristocracy run juat the aune riak m do
the gentlemen of infection from their
���wearing apparel. Their grand dinner
dressed, recherche walking coatniuea
and delicate morning robes���even their
bridal wreathes and lieuded ball slippers
are frequently made in the uioat miner-
ablo dens. A reporter hat been having
a chat with a lady whu at oue time waa
employed by a noted West end costumier.
"Many a titled dame would positively
���hudder," she exclaimed, "if Hho aaw
the poor, half-starved, ill-clad ereutaros
���who have the making of her finery."
"Do court dressmakers, then, like
fashionable tailors, employ outside
"Yes, all do more or less, especially
the smaller firms. Indeed, many of thfl
so-called court dressmakers, whoso places
of business consist of swell Hutu or draw-
ingruoiu floors, really do littio or no
work on the premises. They 'fit' ladies,
certainly, but as often us not thu material is made up in the most wretched
Blums by women who can scarcely earn
enough to keep body and soul together.
For instance, in a case I know of, a dnch ���
ess ordered a wedding custuine for 1%
curtain date. The linings were made by
the firm, but tho material fur the bodice
wus given to one outside bund nnd that
of the skirt to another. Much to her
ladyship's chagrin, the costume was not
ready by the day appointed, Now,
���what was the real reason'/ It was thnt
the poor woman who lind been entrusted
with the making of thu bodice had suddenly died of (sheer worry ami starvation.
Sho waa found lying on her old four-
no.-t bedstead in a little back room in
Maryleboue; with the hu if-finished garment grasped in her hand."
"Is the pay of these outside bunds so
verv small then?"
"Yes, in the majority of casus. Tho
court dresH makers take good care to
have nearly every farthing of tho large
profit a for themselves, The middle hand
gets no more thau if ulie were employed
on the moat common work, yet ao trying
is their occupation that I have often
known women to go blind or into consumption over it. Even when constantly employed they cannot earn more than
IU shillings or 13 shillings a week, and
out of thin paltry sum they havo to find
their own twist or cotton. Hit poor are
they, indeed, that it is quite a common
thing for them to get 'dolly shop' keepers
to advance email sums ou the material
for one job till they have executed and
been paid for another."
"1 tnko it that ull thia applies to the
suiull firms only?"
"Yea; mainly to those people who call
themselves 'Mtulnmes' or -Mesdames.'
lint it amounts to much the same thing
even in the ease of the largest court
dressmakers. Once they give out work
they cannot tell for certain where it is
made up. They may give it to A, thinking that she does it ot home, but very
often A, for the sake of extra profit,
gives it to B, and B may give it to C,
some poor creature living iu thu depth
of squalor, It is just the same with ball
shoes and bridal wreaths, The former
aro, in very many instances, ornamented amidst the most unsanitary tmr-
rouudiugs; the latter are made and
mounted in placeseqiiHlly unhealthy and
miserable. The only remedy for the evil
ia to make it illegal for firms to give ont
work nt all. Asit is. the servant is much
ttnfer than her mistress. The ordinary
dressmaker does her work with her own
hands in pluces which, if humble, nre at
least cleanly; the fashionable dressmaker
simply does the fitting and talking.
Sometimes she is ao ur-hmm-d of the
obvious poverty of her outdoor hands
that she gives them particular instructions not to bring back work during
business hours, in ruse th-*y might bo
seen by her cuntomm-H. Whenever I
hear of a case of fever among the aria-
tooraoy I ask myself if the rl'dhiT* in
not more to Illume tine  ���'.
T,n".'        '���
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, Ii. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Union SteaiPlrin (in. p Ltd,
HKAI> OFF1CR unit Wharf. Vancouver. D.C.
VaiH-i-uvuwr mid Nuiiuixjii   ���*-.-'.  - iitcii l.i-iivcs
0. |\R, Wharf dully hi 1:00 n. 111, returning
from NnnitlmoiilTs. 111.   L'nr-t-ti ul, Cum -jiuyh
wlmrf until noon.
Vancouver and Comox-88, e-imnx teuvm*
Comtmny's whurf iiv, ry Mon-lay at S. ;t in
fur cmnii* dinti-li-t. n*iiiiiiuiH nn Tilt-stliiy.
Viinuoiiver uml Nnrlhurn L-if-idug ('ninns
���mil SolluiiiunlH    ��� H -S.  (loin -    lOnVPS   llie
I'omuMiy* wharf overy Weantsd yat.1i1i.1n
for (Jihmin'H Ititmlinir.S-'O'-huIt, ��� ulcoimi Piim-
i.iinii, cni'ii"-. Hoiui iiiiuid Ami returning tiie
niiiii- route., mid tol'ort Neville und wuyportH
��v��ry attentate woek
Tfji.sio'iiiiiir-i nnd Scows always available for
BxetirflloilS/lowllig. l-'reighling HiiHinuH.1. Am
tilo -Mi-nigi! Accomodation on *Vs wharf.
I 'art Iciiliim uu np-iheut ion to tills olhcu.
���VM. WEBESTEIt,   Manager ���
To!s|>lioni in P.O. Hox U7
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district faster
than a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ing tu law.
H. Creech
(iov. Agent.
Courtenay B.  G.
Best of   Everything in this
Lino Constantly on Hand.
Clay & Viles, Props.
id "��� t
IInionI ivery
���   AND   ���
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses ard   Rigs fcr Hire at
���A.X.X.   Times
Saw Mill
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand    and delivered   at   short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and plit Shingles, and dressed I'ine und Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
0 ; 0
�� Norman  McLeod ��
0 11
0    The   justly    celebrated ?
0 tl
0  Clydesdale,     will    travel n
0 through  the District  this ��
0 season. o
[} R. Grant & L Mounce, jj
0 Props. Union, B. C. 0
G B Leighton
At the  Bay, Comox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
V llnaUin, l'l'H'. Mill SI., I
Nanaimo 11.
A complete stuck of Rou��
Lumber always on hand;
Laths, Pickets, Doors,
Winds. Moulding-, .Scroll s
and all kind* of wood fini-
Cedar, While I'ine,
All orders accompanied wi'
ly and carefully attended
n Box K, Tel. Mi
li and Dressed
also Shingles,
Windows and
iwioj,-, Turning*
hing furnished
tllC'ASH prompt
Steamer tested
Harbor and ontside towing done at reason
able rates.
F.  W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer, Wholesale
and Retail Sealer   in
��3?* Largest EstaH'shmeni of its kind.
1-24 Cordova St.      Vancouver,    II. C
J. VV. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Builder
General Job Work
**���"*?" UNDERTAKER.
Courtenay B. G,
Fraser i&Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
tho Hay.
Also do a gcncal
Teaming Business
Orders may b.> left at the Courtenay
Hjtel. or this office.
Dr W J Curry
( DENT18T.)
Green's Block���near Host Office-Nanai
ttio.   Any number of teeth removed,
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat, Green's  Block.
Nanaimo, B. C.
Wa have received our new Xillenery and are very busy   filling orders
for spring Hate and Bonnet*,   Come down and we us at once
m.      DRESS   GOODS     <��S
We have surpassed anything ever attempted before  in this  line,  and
the trimmings are simply elegant.
Ail our  New Jackets and Capes are to hand
Commercial Street Nanaimo 6. G.
I Make It a Point 3 Know
For ilifl lust thirty years having liaiulli-d Silver Ware, manufactured 1,y tli*
CeMiruted tlrnia of Ki��l uml Hanoi.���Ko-t<*ern i847 ���and Mfcridrn Britannia.
I know them to lie A I,    JCS- ������' JtwHry, Clocks, Wato'lii-a, and  Speu uc.**fi,
I Show tin* Lnruefit StCK-k in the city, ATHAHI) TIMES   PRICES;
Spfvnl ntietiti n gtviiv-t-vrL'Kuiing in ALL Ri'-iiu-ht-s of the Trade.
t^a Orders hy mail will hav.i prompt attwuiioi). J��$
M. R. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store.       Nanaimo B. 0.
Vancouver Furniture laretonse,
Kstnhllslicd 1873.
���       Also Healer In       ���
nanaimo b.c.   ��-��
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
aston Street ��� Nanaimo B. 0.
Manufactures   tlie   finest   ciyarcs,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
wheu ynu can obtain a SUPERIOR arti
CLE fur the same money?	
Raper Raper & Co.
Booksellers,     Statiouers,
General   News   Agents.
Niiiuiimn. H. C.
Nanaimo Machine forks
Robert J, Wenborn*
Fraser Street
Nea- Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kiiuls of Machinery mads to order
.nnd repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*       Latlners Landing B. C
A large supply of three unci four yc;ir old
Also I'cars Plumes, Prunes, junl 1'o.iclic-i
Ornamental trees fur lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and ever,
greens of every variety.
R. Gilchrist,
C. B.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. O.
W. E, Mc Canney Chemist,
Pur- Drnj., Chemicals and Patent
riiy.ie.ns   Prusrliitiutis and Kllonlers 1111- .1
with car. anil ilispalrh. p. o. box I-.'
Geo. Bevilockway,
Red House    -*-
Commercial 8t.     =   Nanaimo. B. O.
Dealer in Gener.il Merchandise.
Highest cash Price I'aid for Ftirs,Hides,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
Huston St. Iliidge, Nanaimo, It. C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage UullUing, etc.
Wagons   and   Farming   Implements
nude aiul repaired. Miners' Auger Drill-
' ing Machines made to order on short
nut ice.
G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
II0X598, No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
will be at
John   Hetherington's  stables
During the Season.
Terms���To Insure, for the Season $12.50
"      Knr Single Service $ 5.00
('.room lees, , $ 1.50
Dr. W J. Young
Physician Sf Surgeon
Courtenay I'liannai y
Chas R Hardy & Co
Ami FiniincU] Brakur
Notary I'ubUt*, Convoyancsr,
Nuniiliiio. 11. (.!.
rJ, D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos, Music
Stationery, and. Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C.
I have some splended lots
tax suit, both business and re
Now is the time to buy to
advantage before the Canada
Westain RaOway reaches here!
With the advent of the railway, in addition to lhe other
conceded advantages of thc
place, -jrices must rule very
This town is locate*! in tlie
midst oi the larg��;st agricultural
settlement on Vancouver Island. It is within sax miles of
Union Mines affording the farmers of the valley the very
best home market, and is situated oa tbe only highway
leading Sroin (lie settlement to
the minesL T*he lumber interests of this section ane most ex
tensive, and are an unporfctnl
factor in our progress.
Thc per cent of improvements of this town Anting the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
on boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity ai the town
has for its foundations, therefore large, mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and- our
hotels of the best
For particulars address.
.   ���     Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[ Office at the bridge ]
OOTJE/TElSrA.'r B. o.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
Urauhart Bros. Proprs. Comox B.G,


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