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The Weekly News Nov 15, 1893

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 G. A. IVt Ba: ��� Co.
Real E8ULB Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain & Co.      **
Eeal Estate Brokers
A Nanaimo, B. C.
NO. S4*
$2.00 PER YEAR
TTig-IOIiT. 13. O.
carries a fine assortment of
General Merchandise
Boots,Shoes,Clothing and Gents Furnishings
Orders taken for custom made suits.
W. I. Young. P. F. Scharschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
Flour & Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery & Glassware
Dry Goods
Boots & Shoes
Hard wave
Faint & Oils
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery Outfit of
John \V. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
(B^   We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and will
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
Citizens' Building Society,
 0 ��� 0 ��� 0
Capital   >*5000,00000
Shares *1oo Each, payable 60 cents per month
A Local Co-Operstivo Building, Loan and Savings Association.
Organized and operated by business men of Nanairno, elected by the Shareholders.
Andrew Haslam, Ksq., Mayoi of Nanaimo, President;
C. II.   Stickles,   Manager E.   L. Works,   Vice-President
A. R.'Johnslon, Esq., Treasurer! Marcus Wolfe, Esq,, Secretary
C. II. llarker, Solictor
Alderman E. Quenncl; Alderman T. Dnbcson; Wm. Patterson, Esq.
|. Foreman, Esq.: J. W. Stlrtan, Esq.
UANKlilis��� Thc Hank of Uritish Columbia, Nanaimo. __.
***Ha***Sub9cr!pt*Cll Hooks are now open and any information can be had by applying
'    to the Secretary, who will furnish copies of Prospectus and Hv- Laws.
MARCUS WOLFE,  Secretary.
Agent at Union, Alex W. Fr.i5ci.-*"t]|J-*K"rAgent at Courtenay, P. W. Patterson.
E. Pimbury & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Druggists  and Stationers
Commercial St. Nanaimo, 11. C
Dr. W J. Young
Physician Xf Surgeon
o*E*-:F:r.c*c <& eesid-bm*c.
Courtenay Pharmacy
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
in Canada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the  Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.00.
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders     $->,988,320.28.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77.
,E O-'nii,    Gen'l-Agent, Victoria, B. C.    L. W. Fauquier, Special Agent
Eureka  Bottling Works,
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
lloulcr of Different Brands of Lngcr Uccr Steam Beer and Porter
Atfcnt for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
We Carry the Largest Stock
>  ���   of   ���
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress De-
partment. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction. .
Store for Rent.
For rent from Aug. l my store in the
This is a first class chance, as a good
paying business has already been built
up.   Apply lo
Wm. Lewis, Courtenay, B. C.
Rams tor Sale.
FOR SALE two fiiic young Rams ( South
Apply to
Geo. Howe,
Comox, B. C.
All accounts which have been due me
forovcr one year will unless paid ���ivithin
the next 30 days from date, be placed in
the hands of my solicitor for immediate
Joseph   McPhee,
Courtenay, Oct. II, 1893.
Dr W J Curry
( D 15 N T I S T . )
.Green's Block���near Post Office���Nanai-
n*o. Any number of teeth removed
without pain aid without thc use of
Ether or Chloroform.
Farm Products for Sale.
(DoHvcro'l nt Thos Calm's farm.)
Carrots per Ib. 1 cent
Turnips   ���'   " "   "
Cabbage "   " i}< cents
Onions    "   " 2   "
Eggs limed per dot 30 "
Fresh ej4i*s at market price
Butter per Ib 30   ,(
Society     Cards
LO. 0. F., No .11
Union Lodge; I. O. O. I**., meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.
Alex. W. Fraser, R. S
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. O. U. W.
hold's regular meetings on alternate Saturday evenings .U7.30 p. ni. in the old
North Comox School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Loogc No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W. J. Young
K. nf P.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after tlie new and full
moon, nt 8 p. ni. at Castle Hal, Comox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited 10 attend.
John II .md
K. K.S.
C. O. 0. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. ioo, C. 0
0. F. meet in the old North Comox*
school house every second Monday at 8
p. m Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. B. Bennett, Sec.
For Sale.
Five lots in Courtenay Townsite being
ots 68, 67, 65, 73, and 74 on Mill street
between Union and Alice streets, near
Courtenay bridge.
For particulars apply to Bruno Mellado, House 29, Union, B. C.
All accounts due me must be paid by
the 20th of next November, or they will
be placed in thc hands ofa collector.
Geo G McDonald
Comox, Oct. 2nd 1893
For Sale.
For Sale. ��� 20 young breeding ewes,
Apply to A. Urquhart.
Substantial He wards   for Those
Whoso Answers are Correct.
A nmn oii'-'centcrcda i*riw-i. whoro wh? confined a fuml* inert criminal, On lni-kin*' ti ra*.
ain.'-ji tul'i* (-fl-rit-ictoft Inio ihu proseticuot tho
MOiuoil man, lliu visitor wna infoiniul Unit,
none but rolntiv-'s *�������� ti puniuc'l to see tlie
{irisonor. Thc vieilcr sMil: '"lirothura ami a\���
���������rshitvu ImiM!, hut thai man'-) (the iirlaoii-jr'a)
tat ht-r it> my im )n*r'.. sun."
tTowiisatonootakfln toiheprlsone*-. Now.
whiitrelation w*-h the prisoner to lho visitoW
'i'lio Afji'iciiltum) I'oblia'-inn* Company will
give |J50a year for lifo to lh** pcreonHen-l ii�� the*
tir��i. cun-ei*' iou-woi; &^tothd^eooiid;3m $iM
4th, 8100* fltlt. *|;-u, aiMuvor KUJOOmlier rowards,
*.-uii.-,btii.)r tit piaiiir*-, organ-- \ntl>os nntl (-oiiti*
gnld .mii sllvfir v.atclies, allver B-irvicc-s, ilia-
tiionrtrltigt*, etc,
To tho noraon sondlng tho Inst correct an*
HWPr will bo t'iven n hlgh-tonm piano. t*> tho
next, to tho laet -vhonmiliitiTf-uii. and I hit next
5.000 wilt rncoivu valu-ib'e prizi a of silverware.
Itl'LKS.��� (1) All liiiswi-rs nrmt bo sent h*
mail.and lic-m**i-'stiintrlt not h-er thin live.31,
met. t2(Thf*��� will bo no uhnmo wliatbvur 10
enter this -oiniiolitlon. but afi wlio -.���--mpeto
aro Gxpiictod to ami i one rtcil\u* To;- six months
Biihsfi-.tioiitu oithur Till* I.awki* lloMi' Mag-
of tho ohoiicst i'nisipnt"ii **i'i*ii>-lii*a.i' of tho
day. IS) Ail prii*o-��iiinj'i8 will 1>< I'-tpoi 'en to
nssiPt us iii extending our eirculatioti. (4| Tho
rti-al.'-on.oct anawr received iF-tii'd****** postinark
token in all w*-i*n -m ditto ut receipt, ao at tu
give every one an et-uil chance, no matter
v.-h-ro lio or aho 111 iy resale), will soeii*-'* the
ttrat prlzo'tho nocoml.t.Ho next iir;-*-), unds ion,
TH:c AOItlctiLTUiiIST IsntioM eaiiihtiiihi'd von
cum. and pos-t-ef-sinam*i:c nieaiiH t'ifiinr.lo it lo
curry out nl! ils [Tmuiae- (fiend tor pi-inUi-J
1st of former piia* wir-ners.i
.U'Ihiks,��� Tho following well known gontie-
tllOII ll'lVll CLIlHCnt��� tl ID aiil IIS jllrigf.H mid will
-uu that, the ���*rii*'*,*,.*.r* fa'Hy awa-dt-d��� tiouio-
dure ('nictni. (I'mnriotor ���'IiiIciim'k linu irf
St-J'U116l*s| I'iior"ju-*-n-k-h*,oml Jiv. \V. Rolieri-
soil. T*nold(- Time*. IViULiMgnmiDMUiy, i'eicr
i-oronith. 11��. i-turulln.'))i<!y letter". Addrcs--,
.MiKi-jrui-i.iKr PUB. (L'til). I'uierboioujih,
H A Simpson
Barrister  and .Solicitor.   Oflire in 2n!
flat, Green's Bloekf Nanaimo, B. C
Will be in Union every W-rdnesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
R. B. Anderson,
Practical   Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals and
Present office Elk Hotel
Co��"ox, B. 0.
Jack Roy Badly Hurt.
A p irty composed of Ed. McICim. Jack
Bruce and Jack Roy lift Union at 3 p.m.
Monday on-a hunting excursion, They
went down to XVm. R'ij's ranch on the
Hay, opposite Comov. When about 200
yards from llie Roy house on the beach
jack Roy stouj cd down and attempted to
pass under il lo**. Ao explosion followed
tearing away a portion of his coat, vest
a id pants on the right side and opei in^
a fearful j ash in the lower part of his
btdyundihigh Hi-t companion-; weru
thunder strti k. OflMhg poor Roy llieir
lirst services ind thaju cxiiniining his -jin
foiihd it still landed. It was a fnvhter-*
which th--y were at tie time un. l/e :o
solve. A boat was procured and the
wltole party accompanied by Mr. Roy si*,
and John McKenzie canie over to Coin- x
stopping nt lhe Elk Hotel. A summons
wa; sent to Courtenay for a physician,
and there being none there at thc time,
McQuillan of McQulllion & Gilmore took
one of his fastest hones, und drove rapidly to Union and between 10 and n at
night returned with Dr. Lawrence. The
flaps of the wouuds wera sewn together,
and ns (he lining of thc abdomen, nnd
thi: great viens below were Uot ruptured,
\t is bc|ievcd then: is no occasion lor a-
hrm After reaching thc Elk young
Roy remembered that he had put a half
dozen detonating cups in bis coat pock.t
to bring to his father, for blasting purposes, and when at the house hnd forgoien
about them. This explained the mystcr-
y. He carnedj in his pocket a Inrge
many-bladed knife, some of the blades
of which were broken, and the larj-est
blade warped antl twisted] It w.is a mnr
velous escape, and il seems strange lhat
lie was not torn in shreds.
Ltiteii���Since the above was in type
nnd jusl as wc aie ready to go to press,
we lenrn (he sad news of Kov'-j death
which took place at 6:30 (Tuesday evening)-    He leaves a wife and two chidien.
Thc editor ofthe Rocky Mountain Colt
should .have, the "bun" for his novel appeal 10 his subscribers 10 pay up. He
Lives of grcal men oft remind us
Honest men wun't stand a chance,
Thc more we work there grows behind
Bigger patches on our pants,       [us,
On our pants once new and glossy,
Now are stripes of different hue,
All because subscribers  linger
And won't pay us what is due.
Then let all be up and doing
Send your mite, however small,
Or when thc snow of winter strikes us,
We sliall have no pants at all.
Found��� There came to the premises
of M. H. Piercy last week a black heifer,
Owner will please call for same and pay
expenses including this notice.
Death of I-'nttior Uonrlcl, one of ltd Shining LIshtH���Riiccef-s of the Coiumunity,
Financially, but nut In IU AUoiuj-t to
Convert the World.
The death of "Father" Henriri, of
theEroiiotuist Society, located at F.con-
oiny. in this slat-', probably marks an important era in the history of the most
remarkable co*innnniatic eot-iety over in
exintence in thin country. Other orsrau* '
iziliom-j have failed, butthoEconomite-*,
or the Haniioi.istfi, us they ure more
properly called have been invuriaby
priMperoitt, until their property i.* now
estimated at many million.*, of dolhn,.
The society owea its organization to
Geor��o Kiipn, Of Wlirtoinlierg (born
1V71), diefl WW) who folio-red that ho
was called upon to restore Christianity
to its primitive condition. Ho founded
the noolety on the principle of thu flrst
Cliristtno HOoU'ty in Jentsaieiii, when all
goodtt were held in comuuni, and who?e
firat reuegadw were Ananias and
t-Japphiw; who Uod about giving nn thoir
wliole property, and weru killed by tho
Holy OhoBt. as laid down in the Scripture narrative, llnpp also laid down
celibacy as a cardinal principle of society. ii< it wonld lead, to a lessening of
the ���Odpitlatioh and a turning away from
tby fl'*: ���!:;���* lusts to cousidcr-^tione ofa
higher i u l- holier typo und in imitation
of JesutJ Christ, nuch after the ideas
recently laid down by Coimt Leo Tolstoi.
These views did not meet entire sne-
ce-siu (jftinmiuyowiii'-itoolfieial oppositions and the Hiiciciy moved iu 180*5 to
Butler county, thiu state, whero they
bought hind t-r.d immediately became
piwp-iiwi.' at the sKtletmmt culled Harmony. Ten years after tbey sold out and
moved to New Harmony- Ind., but conditions did not exactly a*.;:t them, and
in 1B2-1 they sold out to Hubert Owen,
who had views of hia own and desired
to ejitiibllsli 11 t-ooiely. The Hurmenisle
returned to Prnnsyivauia and settled at
Econ'ont}', a few miles north of Pitts-
bur;;, wnere they have remained ever
muet- und have been very pro-tperous
commercially, but have not met with
the expected sucecas in proselyting the
Twenty years ajzo thoy numbered
1.300 ���ii'uh*.; to-day th?re am only 8'JO
arid are fast dimiuit-'hing, with a pro3-
ni'Jt thnt thev will be entirely yxtingn-
ished before long, Of recetit years the
Heqnisilinns to the eooiety havu been
largely those whose cupidity have led
them to hope tor ft share of the spoils,
i'lit with characteristic foresight tbe
ruoml'fc'f havo been chary of admitting
these. E'-vuUy tin* notorious Uoctor
IVed, of ("iuc'ttgn, tried to get possession
of the fit: Ih. and it is hinted that the
death of j [enrjui hiui helped liis plans.
The lu'omunites are a trite, exnniple
of a body ol people who having seen
some truh clearly, take it for the whole
muli and Reject others equally nate..t.
Cymnieui'im of a 'certain hind alEyljS*
wellcnoit :h. It i** lield by many to be
the coming prindplo of the long prom-
1-jud tnUieiiuuun, when evil elinll lie cast
o"t and fraternity and equality doinin-
atf tno hninan rK'je. Tho kind of com-
mnuiHiii m'Ufetichd toy the Economists is
eiuirelv difforeiit from tinit preached hy
tin: wiiti ai**ituto*'s in other parts \A the
worid: '>-> far they haw beea forumiito
ii! having \vi80 leiulera who have hns-
banded 1 heir resourcea imd kept the body
from disBOinUou by nsing sonic very
common solisc Ideas. But tiii.t could
not imivorstUly.nrovail In this ago, and
the Ik'onornints have ancyeqdpd. not be-
tjatise their ifiiinfi were Hghtttsa whuie,
but bucansc the leaders have been able
to eoaMol tho compact organization.
Celibacy haa kept the nuihoers down,
and denths have recently been mon:
numerous1 than ucquiflitloUH,������Philadelphia Inquirer.
KlMi-p-u-il l(l-) IV.rid lion.
Ono of tho gruatest liiiiiinfftoturing $*���
tab!inlimoms in thn world is tho iCrupp
piiri- Ht'-ol works at Ess-jn in Geriuuny.
Bx*jwrit(ieUt8 at improvimrthe condition
of tho laboring people employed thor6
havu been going oil for twenty-live
yours, during which period tlie nnnitoer
ofemjiloyoos ban increased from 6,in��o
to 2.rt,utK>. and, with their families, from
80,000 to 85,01)0 pnrsons. For twenty
years beforo IdTO tlm condition of the
people in the growing town wftB verv
unsatisfactory, and laudlords und tra-t-
ors practically robbed them, The sanitary condition was vury bud, the annual
death rato being ovor O-J per cent, of the
population. These conditions led to
revolutionary and BOciflHstio meetings
aud outbreaks, and finally to a great
strike in 1872 that lasted six weeks.
Tho linu had already heen building
houses for its employes, and now took
hold of matters with more energy and
determination. According to theProyi-
deiice Telegram itsefl;ortn huve resulted
in the erection of over throe thousand
s*-veu hundred comfortable dwellings
and in the establishment by tho firm of
large stores to free the people of the ox-
uctions of tlio old traders,
The Bubome which hint heon carried
out comists of four brandies; 1. Tho
building and renting of workingmen's
dwellings. 2. The firm's 00-operativo
Btoroa aud boarding accommodation for
unmarried workmen. H. Tbe treatment
und prevention of sieknens and disease.
4. Insurance HgaiuBt accident and 1 iclr-
ness: pension fund, B&vlum bunks, etc.
To these aro also added the estalillsh*
ment of common and industrial schools,
tin* education of apprentices nnd tlie
training of young girls in housekeepingl
humanitarian rules iu factory work; assistance in maintaining religious teachings, and in charity work. Inbuildjnga
the firm havo invested about *tf,B0O,(WU��
Thoy refuse to sell them to their men,
fearing they might thus pass into tlm
hands of speculators; A co-operative
store, already existing in 18&B, was
bought by the company and its scope
enlarged. All sales are ou a cash basis,
Anybody can buy from it, but tho employes only are entitled to books, in
which all purchases are entered, and ut
the end of a year they receive u cium rebate proportioned to tlie amount of their
Bales. Tins store now comprises perhaps fifty branch establishments, such
as fifteen retail groceries, a shoe factory
and stores, clothing establit-hmotits and
so on. And among the employes of
theso stores are more thun itOu widows
and daughters of workmen.
The best thing about this, as we learn
from recent report on the subject, is
that Mr. Krupp does not considor the
money ho has invested in these enterprises as spent in charity, but as a judicious outlay which has brought him iu
as good u return iu money as his outlay
In any other direction.
Union Flashes.
Steamer Hell left for New Westminster
with wash coal.
Steamer Daisy loaded with wash coal
for 'Victoria and the North Pacific
Steamer Constance left Friday.
Two ships are now on their way  here.
As soon as the San Mateo comes ofl'
lhe dock, either she or the San Benito
may be expected.
Thc Glpry of the Seas left for San
Francisco on the 41b inst with 3400 tons
of coal.
The steamer Cap.itino called for coal
on its trip north.
Just now the curs are all full and everything awaits shipment.
J. :Vbram is japidly improving, Mr.-,
Abrams will leave for Nananno on Friday.
The ucw hotel of llruce & McDonald
will be opened in about a fortnight.
The new Methodist Church is asstim-
inu shape and will be an attractive appearing building. It has been remarked
that it looks low, but when completed
ciitics say it is proper!) proportioned,
and that its acoustic qualities arc improved thereby.
It is given out that on Wednesday, the
151b inst, William H. Davidson will be
united in marriage with Miss Grace McKay, the accomplished daughter of Mrs.
Jos I.ivcsly *>f Union. Mr. Davidson is
as highly esteemed as he is popular and
his friends rejoice in his good fortune.
[THE NEWS extend*) it's congratulations. Ed.] ���
Mr. Alex. Fraser, telegraph operator,
has been appointed sob-collector of Customs. He was duly installed last Thursday by Customs Officer Clute of New
Westminster. He will make an efficient
and popular officer. It is understood
Mr. J. H. Holmes will attend to customs
collections at lhe Bay.
Denman Island.
There was a pleasant social dance at
Mrs Morrison's a few nights ago, which
was well attended. It tasted until a late
hour. The musk was furnished by Mr.
W. Ford, and J. D. Doney officiated as
master of ceremonies.
Miss Blake, the teacher at Hornby is
reported as unwell. She came oyer to
Denman on last steamer day, visiting
Dr. Beadnell. It is hoped that she will
be able to resume her duties soon. She
is quite popular.
There was a fine concert at the Denman Island school house on Wednesday.
There was a good attendance and the
pariies were well up in their various parts,
making the affair quite interesting.
Mr. Jno. Hawkins presided, making a
good chairman. Thc concert opened
with an instrumental duet by Miss Bead
:ll and Miss Smith. Then Miss Kee-
nan gave a recitation, followed by Sam.
Sutton with a song. They were also
favored with a recitation by Miss Piercy.
Mr. Woodward and Miss Piercy sang
very effectively in concert. There was a
a song by Mrs. Beadnell, and recitations
by Mr. Keenan and Mr. Woodward.
The closing anthem���"God save the
Queen" .was joined in by all. The concert was followed by liri enjoyable dance.
The non-attendance ofa gentleman from
Unjon was noticed. He wasknown lobe
on lhe island and was supposed to have
come over for the jiuroose of attending,
but was probably drawn aside by "Love's
Young Dream.".
Comox   Us-"-tning.
Nov. 8th.-���The ss. Joan. Capt. J. E,
Butler, arrived from Nanaimo. Passengers���-Mr, Clute, Inspector of Customs,
Mrs, Walkar, Mrs. Pickles, D. Pickles.
Shaw, Kelly, E. Creech, Butte Henderson
Bishop Pci'rm, and G. G. Mardonald.
Consignees��� McPhee 5: Moore, J. B.
Holmes.and W. Sharp.
Thc ss. Joan left Friday morning for
Nanaimo. Passenecrs��� inspector Clute
D. Pickles, Mrs. A. Pickles, Kelly, Shaw
W. Bulkie, J. N. Muir, W. Taylor, and
D. Anderson.
Mr. Sam. Cliffe is chief of the Comox
police in the absence ofW B. Anderson
Mr. H. Smith, jr, one of the firm of
loggers on thc Roy property received a
hartl knock in ihc mouth with a limb of
a tree. It cut his lip and loosened some
of his front teeth.   It is not very serious.
Bulty Henderson arrived bv last steam
er. Mc has been at work for K. Hall, the
Valdez Island merchant.
Willie Bakic has left for his Imtnc on
Denman Island. He was in charge of
Mr. Knbb's phee during his absense eas
The demand for water prnnf garments
has betjn on the increase at the Puntlcdge
Joe Moore was never known to be a
crack shot but he has latolv gained n reputation in lhat direction. He killed three
roosters the other day in forty-two rounds
The Ryan Bros have got the contract
for excavating for I. 11, Holmes new store
It Is in the rifillt men's hands and no
hard pan will cause them to faint on the
Mr. L, Cliffe, the young carpenter, has
lieen making an addition to the stable
of the Lome hotel.
Did; Hall, nephew of Robert Hall of
Valdes Island lias been staying a few
days in town. "He is a jolly good fellow
and no one will deny," and an accomplished musician as well.
There was a plea?ant dance Monday
night at Thos. Cairn's residence,
A cm load of flour and feed has arrived
al McPhee & Moore's.    Give them a call
Comox Electoral District.
A Court of Rcvi-aon and Appeal under the "Assessment Act 18SS" and a-
niciidnienis, will be held at thc Court
Mouse, Comox, on Tuesday the 30th day
of November 1893 at 11 o'clock in forenoon.
Eli Harrison,
Judge of Court of Revision and Appeals.
Nanuimo, 6th November, 1S93.
Local Brevities
Help the boys out, and take in the excursion.
A representative of M. XV. Wait & Co.
Victoria was in town on Thursday.
Bishop Perrin left on Monday on
Nixon's steamer.
R. Kelly, for Oppenhcimer Bros, Vancouver, called as he passed through on
his way from Union to the Bay.
Mr. J. Anderson left at the Lome ho-
icl a rarnit enclosed in a bone at one
point,   It is quite a curiosity.
Kenneth. Grant nnd family have returned from Nova Scotia and are now
stopping at the Rivcr-ide.
Hugh Grant of Nova Scotia, brother nf
the Grants here reached here last week
is staying with Mr. Mathewson, on the
Bay road.
John Piercy and wife returned on Fri-
dav, coming Up from Nanaimo They
reaclitd Vancouver I'ucsday evening too
late to take the steamer that dav.
Messrs McQulUon & Gilmore, liverymen, received bv last steamer a i ne top
covered buggy. It is of thc b��*st make
and a very desirable acquisition to their
A. Shaw, representing G. C. Shaw &
Co. of Victoria was among the small
army of drummers who were seeking the
trade "f lhe Comox mcichants on Wednesday.
Last Friday, Mr. Abrams and wife left
the Courtenay House, where they had
lieen staving for some days, for their
home in Union. With care it is hoped
be will soon be able to attend to business
Speaking of carrots, onc may be seen
at the Lornc, or could last week, 17 inches long and weighing 3 lb-5- '��� *-���'*������-
raised on Hawkin's place, Nob Hill.
TheVe are others in his field larger than
this, but when larger not so shapely.
Mr. S. H. Davis of New York, recognized as an earnest and effective speaker, will deliver an address on Tbe Liquor
Problem al K. of P. Hall, Comox, Wed-
n��sria\j Nov. 22, 7:.**o p. m. He will also speak the following, evening, Nov. 23
nt lhe Presbyterian -hutch, Sandwick,
On the 24th, 25th, and 26th, he will be at J0
Union,'and from there will go to Den--*^
man Island. -.
Court Poncilings.
McCutcheon was found net guilty on
the charge of selling liquor to Indians.
One of the Indians who failed to appear in the fir-*t instance, against McCutcheon was arrested on a warrant and
fined $5 and costs. ,
The case against "Jim" for obstructing
an ofiicf-r in the performance of his duty,
was beard on Monday and a fine of $10
and costs Imposed,
The two Si washes who were disorderly
Friday were arrested by Officer McCann
assisted by Charley Rabson and Mr. Gilmore and taken to Comox. They were
tried on Saturday and were fined including costs, $11 and $14  respectfully.
Judge Drabble gave tbe parlies a most
seven: lecture in regard to the. duties
that all British subjects were bound to
uphold in carrying out justice.
At the Sunday morning service at St*
Paul's the following candidates were presented to and confirmed by Bishop Perrin:
Miss Maud Cliffe, Miss Jessie Carwith
en, Miss F, Kirby, Mrs. Lever, Mrs. McKim, Miss Nellie Mill if* an, S. J. Burton,
Terry Carwithcn, J, B. Holmes, Geo. Hull
Percy Kirbv, Wm. Mnchin, J. Moore, j.
Roc, Cecil Smith, and Eustace Smith.
Kennedy Convicted
New Westminster. Nov. 14th,���[Spclal]
The trial of Hon. Kennedy is ended. Tlie
jury found him guilty of the murder of O'Connot* at Read Island, June
25th lastatnd he was sentenced to imprisonment for life He was ably defended
but the evidence was overwhelming, and
the verdict is generally regarded as just.
Steamboat Excursion.
The ss. Joan will make an excursion
under the auspice* of th-3 Comnx Foot
Ball Club to the City of Nanaimo and return on Thursday the 23rd of November
leaving Comox at 6:30 a. in. and Union
wliarf.it 7.
Tickets for ihc round trip $2.
M. Whitney, has been appointed correspondent for Comox District to the
Department of A^riruliurc and is nuttm-
riled to collect Statistics and make returns
to tins office.
J. R. Anderton
Tree**, Bulbs, Plants and Xosep.
Fruit and Ornamental Tubus
Bui.n.s, Shrubs, Roses. Greenhouse,
Plants, &c.
Prices reduced to suit the times.    Gc
my lisl before placing your orders.
Address M. j. Hcncry,
Box 28, Ml. Pleasant,
Vancouver, B. C.
Only n Wcwra of Wlille UliluoooroMS.
Fro.;; a letter aduressed by that n>.
nowuod sportsman,'..uv, Selous, to the
'  Kappoawthnt that curious and
rare animal the wnite rhinoceros has
not yet gone the way uf the dodo and
the groat bustard, though! some havo
ventured to give Mv. Solons' authority
for saying that Uo is ftDuhoualnntl,
which bos kept tho native hunters to
tho west of thfl piniijati Kiver, that
tills gentleman attributes tho fact that
in this part a fow specimens still survive the constant p-nt-ecution which ia
less than twenty years hns utterly exterminated them in every othor portion
of South Central Africa. "There may
yet," Mr. Selous adds, *"bo ten or even
twenty of these animals left, but certainly not moro I think, than the latter
number. "���London Now*- THB FARM.
Wintering Cows-
For more than *20 yeara, a&ya an old
farmer, we have kept from 15 to 20 cows
each winter. We formerly had two burns
with tie-ups in each, 00 feet long, 10 feet
wide and aix and one-half feet high, witli
level Boor with short planks for the cattle
to stand on, double boarded behind the
cattle with but little glass to let the cold
in, no ventilation except cracks and knot
holes (we kept them closed as well as we
could). We watered our stocks twice each
day and looked out that each one had a
good chance to drink.
Oar yard into whioh we turned the cows
to drink was sheltered from the wind by
one barn ou the weat side, one on the north,
the watering and tool sued on the east,
gates aud fence on the south.
We had a well and pump and an iron
boiler for heating water in the shed and did
uot allow our cowa to drink any cold water
the whole winter. Iu plcaaant weather
we let them stay in yard each day a few
In lSK(i we took down the old barn aiul
built a new one. Tho tie-up is 100 feet
long, 14 feet wide and seven und one-half
feet high with windows IS im-hos deep
fronting thn south the whole length of Ibe
barn excepting Bpacea for doors and posU,a
good ceiling between the tju-up anil apart*
floor with feeding places whioh wecloae iu
cold weather.
Watering troughs ant before all the cattle
so that tbey can drink aa often aa i hey
choose. There are eight tulies eight Inches
square and ten feet lung with a niitle at tlio
bottom of each to open or eloao aa we
choose, Theae are set in the H'-all'i-M and
open under tlm eaves of thu barn for ventilation, tfacii cow has three feet four
inches of space to ataml or lio down in with
a clean floor and a good gutter behind them
for the dropping)-.
We uso tie-chains and our cowa havo
itoodat their stancliiona four months each
winter for seven winters.
Shall we ever got our ��'2,000 back again
which we spent in making the change !
I ean answer this only by stating aome
advantages wc are enjoying.
We save two hours each day watering
the stock, '200 daya, $11.00. vVe hum-ten
per '���MU. of our feed fur seven months for
1.1 cows, $45.00. We gain ten per cent, on
the income of tho cowa which was for
IS91, seven mouths, $1125.(10, for cream
furnished creamery, uot reckoning skiin-
milk, calves, etc, $112.50. These items alone
amount to $147.50.
I think our onwa had moro colda, garget,
etc., in one winter at the old barns, than
they have hail in seven at tho now one.
The "Stay-on " Horse Blanket-
The mass of men who have horsea realize
that a blanket for Winter use ia a necessity.
Experience has taught all, however, that
the common blanket adapted to everything
and pertaining to nothing in particular ia
not designed to meet the needs of a good
horse, whioh requires protection fully as
much as a man needs a coat.    The Hurling
of gravel ou it but Inta worn uneven may be
picked, Hay three inches deep, raked otT
level and be as good aa it woulit be with a
thin coal ot screened gravel.
In aiost Towns thu ro i.i master is under
tho direction of the selectman, neither one
of thum knowing any more about rnada
than tbey do about pleaching. It you have
a good rotiiinaater keep him, but don't
put him undur the direction of children or
Thu law requires a roadmaster to be
under selectmen or road oommiasioners and
if you choso the commissioners some of
them may know something of road construction.
It is not economy to work on a road five
er ten miles from home.
i'hu early spring is probably the best
time to form a road bed either with gravel
or other material as it packs better at that
season. A trained gang wilt do better
work aud moro of it than a picked up
There is uo such thing as a permanent
road in thia climate foi the frost heaves
even the pavement mid the atone road and
they uocil constant repair.
"Iho man that is needed tho most all ovor
.\i'W Knglaml is what aomo one has called
a road tinker. Ilia bilHiuuHB ahould bo to
look after tho litllo repairs nucilud, audi
as raking out the small atones, for you
cannot pound them lo pieces with a buggy
wheel as cheaply aa you can pick thom up.
There are always waterwaya to clear out,
gullies uml ruts in low places to till up,
and a lne.li lo lie cut here and thore. 1
onco kept a man nearly the wholo aeuaoii
at this work aud had more Haltering re*
marks from tho experiment than 1 ever
did from tho aame outlay in any uthur
Tho principles for making roads aro the
aame In day aa they wero ll thousand years
ago and the heal, object leaaou tn study is
a (.-ravel road that ia always in goml repair.
Thore are three tilings I would liko to
have everyone recollect :
1. The ell'eets of water on a roadbed ami
the boat way to keep it out.
2. The dobL to tins public of pounding
small atone with buggy wheels.
.'I. Is it possible to keep roads in good
condition while heavy loads aro carted over
them ou nurrow-tircil wheels.
These threo things will bn of moro benefit
than nirailani, Telford, stonu crushers  ami
all other high priced systems combined.
The material for raailmakiiig ia so different in ililleiciil, localities lhat thu successful
met hud in onu place is a failure in another.
Vou will Hnd no two gravel banksjust alike
and thuy will vary Irom nearly all clay to
clear sauil. Kach uf theao materials js gam]
in tho right place, as for instance, a clay
gravel to put ou aatnl and a sand (-ravel to
put on clay, a looso gravel to put on loam
uud a Hint gravel to put most anywhere. It
needs a man with more experience and
judgment to properly combine these materials tor the best results than any one man
has yet attained.
You may tramp all over New Kngland
and you cannot find a atone road as good
to travel over aa a gravel one, and they
coat treble ns much and thuy need treble
the repairs, Tlie towns have usually from
Kill to 200 miles of road each ami stoni
ton " stay-on" is made to fit and in sizes ao' roads will coat from JotX>,000 to $800,000
corresponding to different horses that it iH per town. Tho bicyclists want only tho
alwayB in place. Tne blanket, too, is not main roads repaired, or perhaps one-third
damaged by the finishing   rents which foi- (the mileage, and the by-roada oan grow up
low contact with tho horsea heels. The
" stray-on" eosta more than a common blanket, but it lasts muoh longer, and extends
the life of a horae because of better service;
and it ia thus, in the end, the beat ami
cheapest. Let our readers notice tho illustration and insist that dealers supply the
At the recent meeting of the Middlesex
and Norfolk Pomona grange at Wellealoy,
tha following interesting paper was read.
As it is of direct interest to Canadian farmers, we have pleasure iu reproducing the
article :���
The first thing in road making ia to know
what wo want io do ami something of tho
material at hand to do with.
Tho width of a road ahould vary from 15
to 40 feat. On the main streets iu many of
our villages the amount of travel roi-uirea
40 feet or more, whereas aomo of the by
roads are ailtlicient If they uro wide enough
for two teams to pass eaoli othor. It should
be remembered however, that the man on tho
by-roads pays aa much per cent, aa any other
man and is entitled to reasonable road facilities.
The form of surface ahouhl be oval or
crowning enough to carry off all aurface
water to the sides and yet not bu inconvenient for travel. A new road is often mule
more crowning than it would otherwise be
on account of tiu gradual heading down.
I recollect some yeara ago on a certain
road for perhaps 40 rods tho county commissioners ordered the Hides tn bu two feet
lower thau the centre, in order to drain this
piece of day hardpau, and this was as good
judgment as thuy ever exercised.
Where there ia muoh travel the road cannot lie as crowning as on a by-road and usually one loot is sufficient.
In making or repairing a road tho first
thing is thorough drainage. I hod roadmos-
ten cart gravel a half-mile and put 12 to IH
inches deep on a flat road, when if they had
filowed two furrows on each aide uud thrown
t in the road, thus raising it and leaving
the sides for a waterway and thon put ou
one-half the gravel, they would havu a better aud more durable road ut five to eight
hundred dollars per mile instead of two
In wet places they sometimes dig out and
Oirt off two feet deep, fill in with large
���tones without a drain from them, cover
with gravel, and in one or two yeara it is
nearly as bad as before. If thoy had loft
it aa it was and put the stonea and gravel
on top they would have had a better road.
When a road is to be raised to a grade
it should be done with the cheapest material possible, aa stones, loam, sand, coal
ashes, etc. I can show you a road built 45
years ago across a meadow and raised threo
feet with meadow mud, then covered with
���and aud grave), that has always heen good.
After a load ia brought to a grudo eight
inches of gravel for a top ia aa good aa more,
for in four to eight years it will ho nearly
flat and need to ho crowned with six inches
more gravel, after which it will ho as near
permanent as our climate and material will
If one foot of gravel or more is put on at
one time it will settle, tread nut and be a
flat road as aoon as if half that quantity is
If you uao largo atones for a foundation
and small ones ubovo ami cover witli gravel
the frost will iliaplaco thu foundation ami
ia a few years your road will be full of
holes, humps and stories. I'ac the atones
and gravel together. A road that has plenty
to grass and tho farmer ou   the by-road
obliged to pay for tho alono roads whilo he
ib not in it uud has nothing done for him
in return,
Vou will scarcely find a county enmmis'
sinner in Massachusetts who is nol a
lawyer, real estate agent, or political lead
or of some kind who knows nothing of
practical road work, and thoir salaries are
unougli to pay a practical man for a year's
We need stability in this generation.
Wo need to cling closer to old and tried
principles and usages, for wo aru driven
this way and that by booms from all quarters. New things ami new principles ami
old discarded ones in new dress, aro constantly brought before ua. Our judgment
is all at sea and we join with the unthinking throng in a reckless and extravagant
haste to havo all these now ami untried
high colored luxuries at millions expense.
Labor mint pay thu wholo bill for nothing
but labor produces oue dollar.
Dairy Matters.
My experience is that more cowa die for
the want of beets than aro ever killed by
tho feeding of thom.
Some farmers tako the fact, that a good
cow is a good feeder as mcunii)-,' that alio
ought always to be eating.
If stock is salted but once a week they
will "at more than is good for them, if il
is given, ami the surpliia is not assimilated, and is lost, ao lar as any benefit la
concerned. It is a very simple matter l��
arraugo a covered box iu sliall a manner
that lit can bo moved trwi field to tield as
the stock is changed, or lumps of rock  sail
may bo provided.
The main causes of liros in barns during
eolil weather is kerosene lanterns, whicli
aro oither improperly filled ami cleaned,
causing thom to explmle.or else lhey gut
Overturned, Kitlier cause can be obviated,
]',umigh strong |Iron hooks enn be bought
fora trilling auin and adjusted ill a few
minutes to furnish n safe place for hanging
a lantern whuruvor one's work ordinarily
calls him,
If exports of hay assume large proportions it wilt affect the price here, not only
of hay but of other kinds of feed, including
grain, ao wo must accept the situation and
Ilo what we can to find substitutes for hay.
Our corn fodder crop comes first into con*
sider.it ion and greater cure than ever should ;
he used In saving It, Thoao who havo silos
will of course see thai, they aro tilled, and I
those who havu no silos should adopt the
bust methods of curing and preserving the
Do not hurry cows lo and from tho pasture. Dairy cowa are sensible and aro
much disturbed by harsh truatmout.
It probably co-is ub mt, na inunh to fend a
cow which produces (fiO pounds uf butter
aa ono whicli makes .'ino pounds.
The "dairy hult" has suffered from ono of
tho most protracted drouths on record.
Farmers who havo not done so boforo should
put down wells to an unlimited supply of
water.    It is a good time to do it.
Tho scrub cow ia a poor cow, no matter
what her breeding. The native cowsof the
country aro not entitle'! to the name of
scrub .is n clnas. Properly selected nnd
properly fed tht natives make good milker--,
An excellent bushiest dairy ean bo railed
by selecting the best of tho common oow*
ami buying a Woll bred bull af a dairy
In no way can dairymen show good sense ,
The Itrillsli Co nm its tiara I Iml*. no Evidence That II I��l*wntagl-iu-i or Here-ill-
tar.fi "r ���"���'iii   l>t Increase Is a Mailer
for Alarm.
A jjreai amount of new information, full
of striking facts and conclusions about the
strange dread d.iaeaae of leprosy haa been
published in Calcutta in a special report by
the Indian Government. It is the result of
Bome ait months' thorough investigation of
the subject throughout the Indian Kmpire
by a special commission composed of medical men of the highest scientific skill aud
special fitness for the work. For some
years p ist reports have been circulated
India ami (treat Britain of nn
and recent great increase of leprosy in
India, and about a year ago three reports
engendered quite a scare, which resulted in
the appointment nt a Commission to investigate the whole leprosy question with the
greatest thoroughness. Three Commissioners were appointed in Kngland, one each by
the College of Physicians.the College of Surgeons, and the National Leprosy Fund,
aud two Commissioners were appointed by
thu Indian Government. All the members
were especially qualified for tho work, the
two appointed in India being Surgeon-
Majors in tho Indian medical service, of
wide experience with the disease in its
Tho Commission spent five months in
traveling to all parts of tho country, visiting uayluma, examining lopera, and investigating sneUi, sanitary, and climatic conditions. Some *J,.ri(MJ lepers were personally
examined. Alterward tho Commissioners
met at Simla and conducted a long rerjes of
pathological and bacteriological researches.
Kvery civil surgeon and every medic.il man
who eon Id contribute anything to lho investigation throughout all India did ao
through >i list of questions sent out by the
Surgeon-General, and tli.ia the inquiry was
mado remarkably complete, aud the beat
possible basis afforded for the formation of
conclusions by the experts. ,
in tho first place the Commissioners found
that the reports of au alarming increase of
leprosy iu British India Were not true. The
figures of tho report suggest a decrease
rather than an increase, proportionate
population. In round numbers, (taking tho
figures of throe censuses, thc number of
lepers has changed from 100,01)0 in IN"I to
I (I.i,HIHI in 1801, the ratio being about Ii per
100,000 of population, in the arena enumerated, for each census,
The Commission insists upon the etiological identity of the diseiiae as manifested in
ita various tuberculous and aiiiusthetia forms
���that all the variotiea of leprosy originate
in the same causes, of 2,813 cases examined, BO.6 per cent were auieathetio, 12.2per
cent, tuberculoua, und 31.0 per cent, mixed
ease--. In over 43.0 per cent, of all the
cases examined tho disease first manifested
itself in early adult life.
Aa regards the geographical distribution
of leprosy the census returns ami the Commission's investigations agrco that, contrary
to u wide belief, the aea coast, riparian
areas, or largo valleys nre not more affected
than othor districts. Thore is some connection, accidental or otherwise, between
the dampness of climate and tho prevalence of leprosy, and it appears that in those
areas where cholera ia endemic leprosy ia
especially prevalent iu tho
ate is. In fact, whilo the origin and spread
of leprosy ia still very much of a mystery,
the investigations having disproved many
time-honored theories while not establishing many new ones of a positive nature, the
Commission ia well agreed that poor sanitary conditions, bad social surroundings, defective and bad dietotic conditions, ami
unuleanneaa generally are important factors
in the causation of leprosy. They tell the
oblatory, that dirt is disease and cleanliness health, whether it is leprosy, cholera,
or any other dread plague that ia investigated. The native population is most prone
to leprosy and the unmixed European tho
loast, uud this difference ia attributed to
ho :ial rather than racial conditiona.
It has been generally stated, nud widely
accepted, thnt vaccination haa holpod to
spread rather than to prevent leprosy, and
there waa at one time great opposition, in
Great Britain and India, to the practice.
But the Government
and caused it to be generally resorted tn.
There has been no abnormal increase in
leprosy during tho last thirty yeara, and of
a lengthy section on this subject the Com
mission comes to the conclusion that vaccination ia u vury good thing. Tho native
opposition to vaccination has practically
disappeared, and tho people do uot fear in
faction through the operation. In no case
did the Commission tind leprosy bacilli in
vaccine lymph.
Tho Commissioners state the important
conclusion, again contrary to general belief
and to tho theory advanced in standard
treatises, " that leprosy in India cannot
be considered a hereditary disease, and they
would even venture to any that the evidence
which exists is hardly sullicient to establish
an inherited specific predisposition to the
disease hy the offspring of leprous parents
to any appreciable degree," A great many
forcible arguments are adduced against tho
existence of it true specific hereditary predisposition casually related to the leprosy
in the parent. Thn possible risk of an
increase of the leper population, assuming
tho spread of the disease to depend solely
on hereditary, is diacuss-jd at great length,
and the Commissioners come to the
striking conclusion thnt " marriages
among lepers, and with lepers, do not
increase the risk of a diffusion uf
leprosy    by    means    of    tlm    offspring.
and their ollaprmg bo freo of tho disease
and this ia a commonly observed fact. A
clean person marrying a leper may become
a leper and yet thu offspring hu clean; and
again, the offspring may, in time, be
leprous, whilo the parent is not; whilo, uf
course,there are many lepers whose parents
weru uot soallllotod, The subject iajinya-
torloiu, but thu l loin mission doulares that
leprosy is not a hereditary dlssaiO.
The Commissioners also consider that
though leprosy muat be elaHaeit among the
contagious diseases, yet the risk of contagion is so small that it may praclicnlly bu
iliarcgurdud. Thoy investigated many eases
nf alleged or possible contagion, but every
one of them broke completely down. They
aay tin* nit en turn of tho legislator and reformer should bu directed towards the removal of predisposing factors ns the bust
mnans of combating the disease.
Tho lish theory of the origin of leprosy,
������ng held and defended by able scientists,
la rejected. Leprosy bacilli have never been
found in fish, while the Commissioners found
aevernl scoto of lepers whose principles enforced upon thom total abstinence from fish
and meat. The increase of leprosy in India
has also been attributed to a scarcity of
salt, ami this view has been urged iu the
House of Commons. Tho Commission rejects
this theory also. It alio rejects the theory
that water, whether employed for drinking
or bathing purposes, may assist in the diffusion of leprosy. All these theories nro
discussed and treated at great length, and
their rejection is on the moat complete
Thi! methods of treating leprosy in India
and elsewhere are dealt with at length, but
the invcatigations of tho experts hold out
no hopo for tlm stricken. Leprosy is an incurable disease, and all tho treatments so
far known aro of palliative uso only. Tho
best, ami the moat, that oan be done is to
ameliorate the condition of the sufferers,
and this may beat bo effected by attention
to hygiene, to improving their surroundings, and segregation is recommended, if
for this roason alone. It Is not a hopeful
roport, for while it adds much to our knowledge of this oldest and most terrible of
'I isoanos, the information is mostly negative.
The origin, dissemination, and cure of tho
disoaso remain mysteries.
It is reaffirmed that Prince Bismarck ia
Differing from paralysis, and that he ia in
iu upnlliotio condition. I
Whnt   In   Tr-niM'triii'-    In   lhe ltii-.ini--.-i
3025 head of cuttle and 100 sheep lett
Montreal for Great Britain last week.
The British cattle market is uot iinpr.it*
ing, and the prospects aru will not for some
time until shippers stop sending half
fattened stock. Good prime stock is scarce,
and ib in good demand. Butchers cannot
get the quality they require.
The visible supply of wheat in the United States and Canada is steadly increasing,
the figures for October 14th being 65,239,-
000 buahela as compared with r>9,091,0OJ in
1892 and 31,000,000 in IN',11. Laat week
alone it increased close on 2,000,000. In
view of recent facta hearing on the supply
and the markets, tho bearish clement is increasing and the bottom price may not
have been reached yet.
The debt of Canada haa docrensed ��2,230,.
091 since June :0th, when the total net
debt was $241,679,973.
Canadian hank clearings for tho week
aggregated $19,321,904, a decrease of 1 per
cent, as compared with tho corresponding
week of last year.
The exports of Canada to Britnin have
decreased in the past nine mouths IN.4 per
cent., thu contraction being iu cattle,
sheep, wheat, chouse, bacon nnd fiah.
Tho shrinkage in the stock of gold in the
United States Treasury atill goes on. Tho
reserve, which ia now hut it little over SH
millions, is over 11\ millions short nf the
sum legally required.
Montreal is promised a now industry in
tho manufacture of glue entirely out nf
hone. Thu prospect ns is nut for the formation of a company lo operate under a
process patent ml by Mr. Scliwei/e. In
addition to glue, it la claimed grease js
obtained iu paying quantities, while thu
bono meal will command ft high price for
furl ilii-iug purposes.
There is a brisk trade in hay being done
in tho neighborhood of Ottawa nt the present time. It is estimated that about II),.
000 tona will be shipped from this district
during thu fall and winter, 5,000 tons of
which nre destined for tbe Boston market,
and ihc remainder for tlm Kuglish market,
The price obtained by shippers will average
about $9 per ton on the cara,
In discussing tho state of business morality in most civilized countries, not excluding our own, we often hear unfavorable comments upon the now Ion prevalent custom
for managers uml buyers of large industries
and companies to expect nmi take a commia-
r-ion upon goods of any kind supplied for
use in the bus ness, for the conducting of
which on the beat and most economical lines
they are supposed to be responsible. As
extortionists of thin class aru generally well
paid for their services, the asking or hinting, or writing for their commissions ami
accepting them is nothing short of robbery.
Iu is moat obvious that such amounts aa are
diverted in this manner ought either to belong to the supplier of the goods, na part of
his legitimate profit, or else might to bu
shown as discount in favor of those who
pay for them. As ft natural result, a
manufacturer nr merchant selling to a
firm whoso manager will, he knows,
expect his fee or its equivalent., is likely
to protect himself accordingly by increasing
hia invoice amount. Nor is tho fault altogether on the side of the employess. Tho
manufacturer and merchant frequently encourage, ami in fact provide thu sinews of
war for general and systematic bribery.
After giving considerable thought to thc
matter, we aro convinced that but a comparative fow who can influence a contract
not directly paid for by themselves would
refuse a bribe for their co-operation. We
do uot even except the managers and eld-
era of churches who favour manufacturers
not always on tho merits of their works. It
is a pity that so-called merchant princes
and tho supporters of our churches, as woll
as leaders of society should allow themselves to do business on the linoa of a waiter in an all-night restaurant or a barber's
The British Army.
The general annual return of the Bri tish
Army for the year 1S92, with abstracts
for the yeara IN73 to 1892 inclusive, haa
juat been issued aa a Parliamentary paper.
It states that the uverago effective strength
of the regular army, alt ranks, during IS92
was 213,540. Thia total is made up as
follows:���Household Cuvalry, 1318; cavalry of the Uno, 18,387 ; Ttoyal Artillery,
horae, 3740 ; field- 14,308 ; mountain, 1277
garrison, including corpsofOrdnannoeEngineers, 10,539 ; Royal Engineers 7458 ; Foot
Guards, 5949 ; infantry ot the line, 133.
110 ; Colonial Corps, 4380 ; Army Service
Corps, 3492 ; Ordnance Store Corps, 830
Corps of Armourers, 317 ; Medical Staff
Corps, 2432. The average atrongth hy
ranks was :���Ollieers, 7053; warrant ollieers, 860 ; sergenntB, 13,331 ; trumpeters,
ilrummora, ami buglers, 3413; rank aud
file, 188,293. Tho average total slronglh
ofthe army at homo wna 106,115; abroad,
107,425, The effective strength, according
to the latest returns received on January
1,1893, was 217,780. The total on the
corresponding dato, 1892, was 211,590.
Thoao who believe that Dr. Sago's Catarrh
Remedy will euro them are more liable tn
get well than those who don't.
If you happen to bo one of thoao who don't
believe, there's a matter of $500 to help
your faith. It's for you if the makers of
Dr. Sage's remedy can't cure yoit,uo mutter
how bad or of how loug standing your
catarrh in the head may bo.
The inakora are the World's Dispensary
Medical Association, of Buffalo, N. Y. They
aro known lo every newspaper publisher
and every druggist in thu land, and you can
easily ascertain that their word's as good aa
their bond.
Vou wind your watch once it day, Youf
liver and bowels should act ns regularly. It
they ilo not, use a h;/.
The ktij is���-Dr, Pierce's Pleasant Pellets,
One a dose.
a���.. ��� '   ���
Age of Tress.
Mini, 300 years ; ivy, 335 years ; maple,
5)0 years ; larch, 570 years :   orange,   030
years ; cypress, 800 years ; olive SOO years ;
walnut, 900 years *, Oriental plane, 1,000
yeara ; lime, 1,100 yeara ; spruce, 1,200
yeara ; oak 1,500 years ; cedar, 2,000 years;
yew, 3,200years, Thu way in which the
ages nf theso trees wore ascertained leaves
uo iloiibt of its correctness. In Home lew
cases thu data has boon furnished by hislori-
���al records ami by tradition.', but the
botanical archoolngiats havu a resource in.
dependent, of cither, and, when carefully
used infallible.
Of all the forms of nature, trees alone
disclose their ages candidly and freely. In
the sterna of trees win h havo branches and
haves with netted veins���iu all exogena as
tho botanist would say���the increase takes
place by means of an annual desposit of
wood, spread in an even layer upon tho surface ot the proceeding one.
In the earlier p r ���' I ������' ' ���""Ir" *i increase
much faster than ->..,��. u i.dult���too onk, for
instance, grows moro rapidly between tho
twentieth nnd thirtieth years���and w hen old
tho annual deposits considerably diminish,
so that the strata are thinner and the rings
proportional.I_y closer. Somo treea slacken
in rate of growth at a very early period of
life, nnd layers of oaks become thinner aftor
40, those of the elm aftor 50, thoso of tho
yew after 6(1,
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of powerful anodynea.nnd it strikes nt onco
to tho nerves, soothing them and affording
in one minute total relief from pain. Mothers, try it for your children's toothache.
Nerviline is sold in 10 and 25 oent bottles
by all druggists.
The title of marquis was first given by
Richard II. to Robert de Voro, Karl of Oxford, who was mado Marquis of Dublin in
1386. |
An Experience Few uoiild Pass
Through and Survive.
Kroken Down by I'tni-it-stlon or lhe Limes
nnil Lh Grippe��� Weary .llonlliu uT Sleep
Iurh 8un>rtii8���A Narrow Kacape.
From the Colborno Enterprise.
The village of Lakeport in the county of
Northumberland is beautifully situated on
the shore of Lake Ontario, two and a half
milea from the town of Colborne. The location of the village is picturesque and
healthy, and as a rule thu inhabitants of
Lakeport nre a vigorous people, troubled
with very little sickness. But thore are
exceptions, and even in thia healthy locality
occasional cases ot suffering and long months
of weary sickness are found. Among those
thus unfortunate was Mra. Milo Haight,
who for a nearly two yeara was a great
sufferer, sickness having made such inroads
in her censtitution thut sho was almost a
complete wreck physically. Although a
young woman her system had run down
until life had become almost a burden.
Sho had consulted phyaiciana aud tried
many remedies, but uo relief waa found.
Her attention was finally directed (���<��� Mr.
Williams' Piuk I'ills for I'.ib* People, ami
having read of the many wonderful cures
accomplished through the usu of this great
life-saving remedy, wns induced lo uivu
them \\ tiinl. The r ���suit exceeded her fond-
ust expectation!-, and before long ahe
waa in her usual health and strength.
Havim* heard of this caau the Knterprisu
reporter called on Mrs,Haight, and enquired into tlm facta, which urn given almost
verbatim in the following statement. ��� " 1
waa ill lor about twelve weeks in the latter
part or ISE'l, whilo at homo with my father
in Trenton. 1 came to Lakeport, but wns
here only a few weeks when I was taken
with inflammation nf the l-owols. After
I sutliccntly recovered I returned 1
Trenton. I hail not been at homo Ion
when I wna attacked with la grippe, which
nearly brought me to death's door. A
physician was called who said my system
badly run down. This was in February, IS!l*i, and I was under Ina care for
some twelvu weeks before 1 was ablo lo get
out of doors. When I was taken down
congestion of the lungs and spine set in
and then the trouble went to my throat,
and lastly to my ear, causing an ulwcc-s
which gathered nud broko three times,
leaving me quite deaf. 1 uufforoil the mnst
excruciating pains, sleep loft mo and I
could uot rest. I Buffered continually with
cold chills uml cold hands and feot and
severe headaches. The doctor gave mo no
hope of recovery. As aoon as 1 was able I
relumed to Lakeport, but did uot improve
in health and 1 felt that death would bo a
relief. In -limo IS!)*.', I began using Hi
Williams' Pink I'ills ami had not been taking them long when the chills loft me, my
appetite improved, nnd sleep returned,
tthing I had not enjoyed for many long
weary months. After using the Pink I'ills
for aome weeks 1 begun tn feel as though I
could olami almost anything. In the mouth
of dune, 181)2, I weighed III pounds, nnd
in April, lljll.1, I weighed I'd pounds, my
greatest weight. I took the l'mk I'ills for
about four months, hut I now resort to them
for any trouble, even a slight headache. 1
truly believe that Dr. Williams'Pink Pills
are worth their weight In gob), and I owe
my health and strength, if not my lifo to
them. My eyes were weak at the lime I
was sick, but I have had no auch experience
sinco 1 began the use of Piuk Pills. I tnki
greut pleasure in thus making known my
case, hoping that some fellow creature may
be benefited thereby. I allow no opportunity to paBs without speaking well of Dr.
Williama' Pink Pills, and I know of several
persons who began their uso on my recoin
mcndati'in and wero greatly benefited hy
them. My father, who is aome aevonty
years nf age, is receiving great help from
their use. I can truthfully say I cannot
speak too highly of Pink I'ills, und I would
not bo without them in the houso under
any circumstances."
Mrs. Height's husband is also taking
Pink Pilla for rheumatism, and being
present during tho interview gave his
testimony to their benefit to him. M
I blight's present appearance indicates
the beat of health, and uo ono who did
not know of her long Buffering would
imngino from her present appearance
that, (-ho had ever boen nick. Her case is
one that cannot hut give tho strongest hope
to other sutferers that thoy too may In:
cured by Dr. Williams' wonderful Pink
Pills, whose action upon the human system
seems almost mimical.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Palo People
are manufactured by the Dr. Williams'
Medicine Co., of (Brockvilio, Out, and
Schenot*t.uly, N. V. Pink I'ills are not a
patent medicine, but a prescription. An
analysis nf their properties shows that these
pills are an unfailing specific for ull diseases
arising from an impoverished condition of
tho blood, or from an impairment of the
nervous system, auch as toss of appetite,
depression of spirits, nmcmiu, chlorosis or
green sickness, general muscular weakness,
dizziness, loss of memory,locomotor ataxia,
paralysis, sciatica, rheumatism, Nt. Vitus'
duiico, the after effects of la grippe, scrofula, chronic crysipelua, etc. They arc also
a specific for the troubles peculiar tn thu
female system, correcting irregularities,
suppressions nud all forms ot femnlo weak-
ness, building anew the blood and restoring
tho glow of health to pale nnd sallow
hecks, lu the case of men they effect n
radical ouro in all cases arising from mental
worry, overwork or excesses of any nature.
These pills nre not a purgative medicine.
They contain only Ufa-giving properties,
nmi nothing thut could injure the most
ilelicate system.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills nre sold on ly in
boxes bearing the firm's trade mark and
wrapper, (printed in red ink.) Boar in
mind td.it-Mr. Williams' Pink Pills are
never soli in bulk, or by the dozen or hundred, and any dealer who offers substitutes
in this form is trying to defraud you and
should be avoided. Ask your dealers for
Dr. Williama' Pink Pills for Palo Peoplo
and refuse all imitations and substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may be had of
all druggists or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
addreaa, at 50 cents a box, or aix boxes for
$2.50. The price at which tliese pills are
aold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other
remedies or medical treatment.
A Queer Plaoe tor an Advertisement
In New Zealand nowadays, aa economical
Government lota out the backs of postage
stamps for advertising purposrs. The gummed side of the stamp doesn't hold ink vory
well, and if yon lick it too carefully the advertisement comes off. Recently a patient,
while waiting his turn to see a doctor concerning some chest uffeclioti, employed himself in abstractedly licking a stamp and
putting it 011 ft lettur, Then be was called
in and promptly instructed to put out his
tongue, Hu did ao, aud on it tho doctor
deciphered with some dilliculty, printed
backwards in blue ink,  the words.    "Stop
that cough. Use 's pectoral." Then the
doctor sized him up ua a particularly offensive bagman in the drug business, and
rushed htm downstniiH into the street with
violence aud ohjiuttiiuablc language,
" Bho~WaT Saved"
From days of agony ami diaunmfort, not by
groat ititorpusiiious, but by tho use of the
only sure-pop corn cure -Putnam's Puiulesa
Corn l'.xtractor. Tender, painful corns are
removed by its uae in u few days, without
the slightest discomfort. Many substitutes
iii thu market niRko it noceasary that only
"Putnnm's ahould be asked for and taken.
Sure, safe, harmless,
A. P. (Mii.
r        Weak
will derive strength and
acquire robust health
by a persevering use ofthegnat
Food Medicine
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puiv-. prompt and reasonable. School and
Experiment cr*-' Supplies ami Hooks.
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The High Speed Family Knitter
��� Will knit in -Mir- winks pur
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'III   Cf*Tlll'ir  Nlllllltli* lli:u*liiln*
II il". I'rimi luiiiii'-c'iin "T f n*-
tv yn.rn. Tlm inn*-*, iirnrili*-tl
iiilly i.-iilHi-riin 11.1* market. A
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I AntCC DroreandMaiitloOuttlnd
LHUItO by this now nud tmprovcg
I ShUb faction suarantooil to tench iii-Uoa
the full art of euitiiu,* nil KariuonU
worn by ladlosiiml children,
Agents Wanted.
How does he feel ?���He feels
cranky, and is constantly experimenting, dieting himself, adopting
strange notions, and changing the
cooking, the dishes, the hours, and
manner of his eating���August
Flower the Remedy.
How doe9 he feel ?���He feels at
times a gnawing, voracious, insatiable appetite, wholly unaccountable,
unnatural and unhealthy.���August
Flower the Remedy.
How does he feel ?���He tcels no
desire to go to the tabic ami a
grumbling, fault-finding, over-nicety aliout what is set before him w ben
he is there���August Flowor tho
How doos ho feel ?���He feels
���ftcr a spell of this abnormal upper)
lite an niter abhorrence, loathing,
and detestation of lood ; as if .1
mouthful would kill hia���August
Flower the Komody.
How does ho foel ?-He lias irregular bowels and peculiar stoolc- -
August Flowor tho Romody.
DON'Mluy h \V:itcli <>'�����"">���-ij'"-'rj
J uomrua��vl g mi*
NcwCihil.tKiin.   IT'S l''|{|.:|.:.   Wr     (nr
nnolo-ll. ll^MOWHY & I'��..Torimto Call.
To think that you muat
wear   wide,   ill-lunl;iiif*
shoes to have comfort.
Our   hIiiics   arc   both
entiyiin 1 elegant.
nice   to  look nt
while In wear.
Tlio J. D. KING CO. Ltd.,
Hade from ORIGINAL MKHilS uml
:-:   Patterns   :-:
Thpy are Superb in Finish.
Brior in Qua!
aterial & Workntaqsl^ip.
aqd Superior in Quality of
They Excel In Bal\inf Qualities, fir-d in Economy of
Fuel and Convenience.
:: Thoy nro made to burn wood cx-
:: cluslvcly.or Conl and Wood.r.nd
:: In a Great Variety of Sizes, and
:: aro thoroforo adapted to tho ro- :
:: qulreinonts of Liirj,o or Small
;��� FamllloB. In any part 01 tho Do- :
;: minion.
Every Stovo Warranted.
ifyonnrolll Wftnt of u Conic BlOVO nr lloftfl
Burner,���ilnn'l buy until you time seeii llil-.
KloKiint Line. Si.i,l by Ir-ulin*: Hluve Denl-
ors everywhere.
Manufactured by
Hamilton, Ont.
Mm, Mary B, 0> Fallon
nfl'li-im n.,j;.v;.- Ilu'l'liy-
hl.'luii-* nr�� .Utiii-iilioil,
uml  looli ;iL liiir like ono
Raised froin_ the Denri
Long ancl Terrible Illness
from Blood Poisoning
Conplvtclif  Cured  by  llood'ft
?.lt-  m.try tl, b'P'ilton, a very Inlelllgat
lady oi riqtm, Ohio, waa polsoneil whito ns
alstltis pliysloiniirat nn nuinj-.-y r> years ago,
ntul soon t'-rrihii-- ulcer* broke out on lici
lie-id, arms, tonsils nntl throat. Her luiir nil
oamo out She ivelgliotl but 78 lbs., ntul saw
no prospoot of ticln. At lu-it she liogmi to
lako Hood's Sarsnpfllllla nud nt onco im
proved | could soon get out <>r bed nud walk.
She says: " 1 beennie perfectly cured by
Hood's Sarsaparilla
nmi aril now a wull woman. 1 weigh 128 lbs.,
ont woll nud do the work for a Inrgo family,
My caso sooms n wonderful   i ivory nnd
physicians look at mo in astonishment, ns
almost 111(0 ono mined from ihe df-tid."
HOOD'R  PlLLS sliomrt bo In overy family
-���ijiiifiiit; cli   t, QncouM'lialways Drotorrud.
A Standard Bnhr Stono Chopping Mill nnd
yourThrenbiniT KiikIho Isull that Ih required
to start a ohoyplng business this winter.
Run I, 2,3, or more days
per week accord In'** lo your trade.
Farmers Prefer Stones to Rolls
or Iron platen.
150 BAGS.   0 00 TO $12 00
is it fair day's work.
Write for circulars.
WATEROUS, Sraniford, Canada
"Shupe mam
it Bates ihimail"
CHAPTER 111.���(Continued.)
" Our conveyance,'' he began, " is not aa
comfortable as it might be, yet I ahall be
very happy if you will accept its hospitalities."
The young woman flashed a brief glance
at him from her dark eyes, ami for a
moment Yates feared that his language had
been rather too choice for her rural understanding, but before he oould amend Ida
phrase she auswored, briefly,���
\     " Thank you.   I prefer to walk."
" Well, I don't know that I blame you.
Might I ask if you have come all thu way
from tho village ?"
'�� Ves."
"That's a Ion-- distance, and you must lio
vory tired," There was nn reply : ao Yi'tea
continued, " At least I thought it a long
distance ; but perhaps that was because 1
was riding nn Bartlett's bay-rack. There
is no ' downy bud of ease' about hia
As he apoke of the wagon ho looked at it,
ami, striding forward to its aide, said in a
(feuaky whisper to the professor,���
>*''Say, Silly, cover up that jug with  a
flap of the tent."
" Cover it up yoursQlf," briefly replied
tho other ; "it isn't mine."
Xiites reached aortm-* and in a sort of
accidental way threw the flap of tho tent
nver the too conspicuous jar. As an excuse
for his action be took up hia walklng-canc
and turned to wards Ilia new acquaintance.
He was llattorud to sou that alio wiih loitering aome distance behind tho wagon, aud he
apeodily rejoined her, The girl looking
atraight ahead, now quickened her pace,
and rapidly shortened tho distance between
herself und tho vehicle. Yates, with the
quickness characteristic ot' him, made up
his mini that this wan a caso uf country
diffidence which was best to bo met by tho
bringing down of bis conversation to the
level nf hi:- bearer's intelligence,
" Have you boon marketing?" lie asked.
" Butter and eggs, aud that sort of
thing ?"
"Wo are farmers," sho answered, "and
wo soil butter and eggs"���a pause���"and
that sort of thing."
Yates laughed in his light and cheery
way. As be twirled his cane he looked at
liis pretty companion. Sho was gaging
anxiously ahead towards a turn in thu road.
Her comely face was slightly llushed.doubt-
less with the exercise of walking.
"Now, in my country," continued the
New-Yorker, " wn idolize our women.
Protty girls don't tramp miles to market
with butter and eggs.''
" Aren't the girls protty���in your country t"
Yates made a mental noto that thoro was
not as much rurality about, thia girl aa ho
had thought at lirst. Thero was a piquancy
about the conversation which he liked.
That sho shared his enjoyment was doubt*
ful, for a slight line of resentment was
noticeable ou her smooth brow.
" You bet thny'ro pretty. I think all
American girls aro pretty. It scuns their
birthright. When I Raid American I mean
thn wlinh-continent, of course. Pin from the
States myself,���from New York." He gave
nn extra, twirl to his cane aa he aaid this,
and bore himself with thnt air of conscious
superiority which' nnturally pertains to a
citi/en of thu metropolis. " Hut over in
tho Stales we think the men ahould do all
the work and that tho women should���-well,
spend the money. 1 must do our ladies tho
justice to any that thuy attend strictly to
their share ot the arrangement."
" It should bo a delightful country to
live in, for the women."
" Tbey all say so. Wo uaed to havo an
adage to the cllect that America wan
Paradise for women, purgatory for mon, ami
���woll, an entirely different aort of placo
for oxen,"
There wna no doubt that Yatea had a way
of getting along with peoplo. As he looked
at hia companion be was gratified to noto
just the faintest suspicion nf a smile hovering about her lips. Hsfore alio could answer,
if she had intended to iln si, there was a
quick clattnr of hoofs on the hard road
ahead, and next instant an elegant buggy,
whoso slender jet-black polished spokes
Hashed and twinkled in tho sunlight, came
dashing past the wagon. On seeing tho
two walking together the driver hauled up
his team with a suddenness that was
evidently not relished by the spirited dip-
pled span hn drove,
*��� Hello, Margaret," ho cried ; ���- am I
lato T Havo you walked in all the way ?"
" You are just in good time," answered
tbe girl, without looking towards Yates,
who stood aimlessly twirling his cane. The
young woman put her foot on tho buggy
step and sprang lightly in beside tha
driver. It needed no second glance
to aeo that ho wns her brother, uot
only on account of tho family resemblance
between them, hut also because he allowed
ber to get into the buggy without offering
tho aliglite.st assistance, which indeed, was
not needed, and graciously permitted her
to place the duster lhat covered liis knoos
over her own lap ns well. The restive (cam
trotted rapidly down tho mail for a few
rods until thoy came to a wide place in the
highway, and then whirled around seemingly within an aeo of upsetting the buggy,
but the young man evidently know his
business aud held them in with a firm hand,
The wagon was jogging along where tlio
road was vory narrow, and Itartlott kept
hia team stolidly iu tho centre   of the way,
"Hello there, Bartlett," shouted tlio
young man in the buggy ��� " half the road,
you know, -half tho road."
"Tako    it,"   cried    Itartlott    over   his
"Come, como, Bartlett, -.'et out of the
way, or I'll run you down."
"You just try it." Hartlclt either had
no sense of humor or his resentment
against his young neighbor smothered it, since otherwise he would hnvo
recognized that a heavy wagon was in no
danger of boing tun into by a light apt! expensive buggy. The young man kept hia
temper admirably, but he know just where
to touch thu ehb'1' ou tlm raw. His sister's
hand was placed nppeatingly nu his arm.
Ho smiled, nnd took no notion of hor.
"Como, now, you move out, ur I'll haio
tbo law un ymi.
"The law !' raged Itartlott : "you just
try It on."
"Should think you'd had enough of it by
this time." ���
"Oh, don't, don't, Henry !" protested
tho girl, iu distress,
"Thoro ain't no law," yelled Bartlett,
"that kin make n man with a load move
out fur anything,"
"You haven't any load, unless it's in that
Yale-* saw with consternation that the
jug had been jolted nut from under its covering, but- thu happy consolation came to
liim that thn two in tlm buggy would believe it belonged to Bartlett. He thought,
however, that this dig-in-tho-mangor policy
had gone far enough. Ho stepped briskly
forward and said to Itartlott���
" Bettor drive asido a littio and let them
" You 'tend to your own business," Cried
the thoroughly enraged farmer.
" I will," said Yatea, shortly, striding to
thc horses' heads. Ho took them by tho
bits, and, iu spite of Bartlott'a maledictions
and pulling at the lines, bo drew them to
ono sido so that tho buggy got by.
'- Thank you," cried tho young man.
Tho light and glittering carriago rapidly
disappeared up tho liidgo Jtoad.
Bartlett sat there for one moment tho
pioturo of baffled rage. Thon ho threw the
reins down nn the backs of his patient
horses and descended. *' You take iny
horses by the bend, do you, you good-fur-
nuthin* Yanlt; You do, eh? 1 liko your
cheek . Touch my horses and mo a-hold in'
the linos 1   Now you hear mc ? Your traps
comes right off hero on the   road.    You
hear me?
" Oh, anybody within a mile can hear
" Kin thoy ? Well, off comes your pesky
"No, it doesn't."
"Don't it, eh? Well, then, yo-j'11 lick
me fust; and that's something no Yank
ever did, nor km do."
" I'll do it with pleasure."
"Come, come," cried the profeaaor, getting down on the road, " thia haa gone far
enough. Keep quiet, Yatea.���Now Mr.
Bartlett, don't mind it. He meant uo disrespect.''
" Don't you interfere. You're all right,
an' I aint got nothiu' ag'in' you. But I'm
goin* to thrash thia Yank within an inch of
Ida life; aeo if I don't. We mot 'em iu
1812, an' we fit 'em, an' we licked 'em, an'
we ean do it ag'in. Ill learn ye to take my
horsea hy the head."
"Teach," suggested Yates, tantalizing!)*.
Before he could properly defend himaolf,
Bartlett sprang at bim and grasped him
round the waist. Yates was something of
a wrestler himself, but his akill waa of no
avail on this occasion. Itartlett's right
log becamo twisted around his with a steellike grip that speedily convinced tbo younger man ho would have to give way or a bone
wonld break. Ho gave way accordingly,
and the next thing ho knew ho camo down
on hla hack with a thud'thaL shook the tuii
"There, darn yo," cried tho triumphant
farmer, "that's IN 1'J ami Queenston Heights
for yo.    How do ynu like 'em?"
Yates rose to bis feet with aomo deliber
ation, ami alowly took off his coat.
"Now, now, Yates," said thu professor,
soothingly, "let it go at this, "You're not
hurt, aro you?" he asked, anxiously, as ho
noticed how white tbo young man was
around the lips,
"Look here, Renmark ; you're a sensible
man. There js a time to interfere and a
timo not to. This is the time not to. A
certain international element seems to have
crept into this dispute. Now, you atatid
aside, like a good fellow, for I don't want
to havo to thrash both of you."
Tho professor stood aside, for he realized
thnt when Yates called him by his last
name, matters were serious.
1 Now, old chuckle-head, perhaps you
would like to try that again."
"I kin do it a dozen times, if yo ain't
satisfied, There ain't no Yank over raised
on pumpkin-pie that ean stand a'gin that
grape-vino twist,"
"Try the grapo* vino once moro,"
Bartlett proceeded more cautiously this
time, for there was a look in the young
man's face he did not quite like. He took
a caLcli-aa-catah-oiui attitude and moved
stealthily iu a semicircle around Yates,
who shifted h's position constantly an ns to
keep facing his foe. At last Bartlett sprang
forward, and tho next instant found hiinselt
sitting on a piece of tho rock of the country, with a thousand humminir-hirda bussing in hia head, while stirs and tho landscape around joined in a dance together,
Tho blow waa audden, well placed, and
from the shoulder.
"That," Baid Yates, standing over him,
"is l"7fl,���the Revolution,���when, to ubo
your own phrase, wo mot ye, tit ye, and
licked ye. How do you like it? Now, if
my advice is of any uso tn you, take a
broader view of history than yon havo
done. Don't conflno yourself too much to
oue period. Study up tho war of the
[(evolution a bit."
Bartlett made no reply. Alter sitting
thoro for a while until tho surrounding
landscape assumed its normal condition, lie
arose leisurely, without saying a word. He
Eioked the reins from the backs uf the
orses and patted tlio nearest animal gently. Then he mounted to his place and
drove off. The professor had taken his seat
boside tho driver, but Yates, putting on
liis coat and picking up his cane, strode
along in front, switching off the heads of
Canada thistles with .us walking-stick on
be proceeded.
Bartlett was silent for a long time, but
thero was evidently something on his mind,
for he communed witb himself, the mutter-
tugs growing louder and louder until they
broke the stillness; theu ho struck thc
horses, pulled thom in, and began his soliloquy over again. At last ho said abruptly
to tho professor,���
"What's thia Revolution he talked
about?" ��
"It wna the war of independence, beginning in 1770,"
"Never hoard of it. Did tho Yankafight
The Colonies fought with Kngland."
"What Coloniea?"
"The country now called tho United
They lit with Kngland. ch? Which
"The Colonies won their independence."
"That means thoy licked us. I don't believe n word of it. 'Pears to mo I'd 'a'
hoard of it; fur l'vo lived in these parts a
long timo."
"'It was a littio boforo your day."
'So was IHlti;   but my father fit in it,
an' I never heard him tell of this Revolution. Ho'd 'a' known, l sh'd think. There's
a nigger in the fence somowheres."
" Welt, Kngland was rather busy at tbo
timo with tho French."
Ah, that was it ? I'll bet Kngland
never know tho Revolution was a-goin' nu
till it was over. Old Napoleon couldn't
thrash 'em, and it don't stand to reason
that tho Yanks oould. I thought there wns
somo skullduggery. Why, it took the
Yanks four years to lick themselves, I got
n, book at home nil about Napoleon. He
was a tough cuss."
Thn professor did uot fool called upon to
lefond the oharaotor of Napoleon, aud
silence once more descended upon
them. Bartlett seemed a good deal
lisi urbed by the nows he had just beard
of the Revolution, und bo growled to himself, while the horses suffered moro than
usual from the whip and the hauling, back
that invariably followed thostroko, Yates
was some distance ahead, and swinging
iiluug at a great rate, when thc horse s, apparently of thoir own accord, t timed in at an
open gate-way and proceeded in their usual
leisurely fashion towards a largo barn past
a comfortable framo houso with a wide veranda in front.
"This is my place," said Bartlett, shortly.
"I wish ynu had told mc a few minutes
ago," replied the professor, springing off,
"so that I might huve called to my friend."
"I'm not frettiu' about i.im," said Itartlott, throwing tho reina to a young man
who caino oi.t of the houso.
Renmark ran to the road nnd shouted
loudly to the distant Yates, Yates apparently did not hear him, but something
about the next bouse attracted tlio pedestrian's attention, and after standing for a
moment and gazing towards the west he
looked around and aaw the professor beckoning to him. When the two men met,
Yatea said,���
"So wo have arrived, have we? I say,
Stilly, she lives in tho next house. I saw
tho blitrny i�� the yard."
���>8ho?   Who?
'Why, that good-looking girl we passed
on ilic road. I'm going to buy our supplies
nt that houso, Stilly, if you havo no objections. By the way, how is my old friend
"He doean't acem to harbor any harsh
feelings. In fact, he was more troubled
about the Revolution than about the blow
you gavo him."*
"Nowa to him, eh? Woll, I'm glad I
knocked something into his head."
"You certainly did it most unscientifically-'"
"How do you mean���unscientifically?"
"Ill the delivery of the blow.    1 never
saw a more awkwardly delivered   undercut."
Yates lookod at his friend in astonishment. How should thiB calm learned man
know anything about undercuts or science
in blows?
"Well, you must admit I got there ust
the same."
"Yes, by brute force.    A aledgo-lu
would have dono as well.    But you   hi
such an opportunity to do  it neatly aud
dsft'y without any display of surplus energy
that I regretted  to aie  such an opening
thrown away."
" Heavens and earth, Stillv, thiB is the
profeaaor in a new light. What do you
teach in Toronto University, anyhow ? The
noble art of self-dnfence ?"
" Not exactly ; but if you intend to go
through Canada in this belligeraut manner,
I think it would be worth your while to
tske a few hints from me."
" With striking examples, I suppose. By
.love, I will, Stilly."
As the two came to the house they found
Bartlett sitting in a wooden rocking-chair
on tho voranda, looking grimly down thc
What an old tyrant that man must bo
in his home t" said Yatea. There waa no
time for tho professor to reply before they
catnt- within earshot.
The old woman's setting out supper,"
said the farmer, grutlly, that pioco of information being apparently aa near as he
could got towards inviting them to share
his hospitality. Yates didn't know whether it was meant for an invitation or not,
but he answered shortly,���
"Thanks, we won't stay."
" Speak for yourself, please," snarled
Of uourso I go with my friend," said
Renmark ; "but we are obliged for the invitation."
'Pleaso yourselves."'
'What's that?" cried a cheory voice
from the inside uf the houso, as a stout,
rosy, and very good-natured-look ing woman
appeared at tho front door, "Won't stay ?
Who won't stay? I'd liko to see anybody
leave my bouse hungry whon there's a meal
on the table. And, young men, if you oan
get a better meal anywhere on tho Ridge
than what I'll give you, why, you're welcome to go there next time, but this meal
Sou'U have bore, inside often minutes.���
[iram, that's your fault. You alwaya invito a person to dinner as if you wanted to
wrastlo with him."
Hiram gave a guilty start and looked
with something of mtito appeal at the two
men, but said nothing.
Never mind him," continued Mrs. Bartlett. " You're at my houso ; and, whatever
my neighbors may say ag'in' mo, I never
hoard anyone complain of the lack of good
victuals while I was able to do tho cooking.
Come right in and wash yourselves, for the
road between here and the fort is dusty
enough, even if Hiram never was taken up
for fast driving. Besides, a wash ia refreshing after a hot day."
"Thero waa no denying tho cordiality of
this invitation, and Yates, whose natural
gallantry was at once aroused, responded
with the readinessof n courtior, Mrs. Bart*
lett led the way into the house, but as Yates
passed tho farmer tho latter cleared his
throat with an effort, and, throwing his
thumb over his shoulder in the direction his wife bad taken, said, in a
husky whisper,���
"No call to���to mention the Revolution,
you know,"
"Certainly not," answered Yatea, with
a wink that took in thn situation. "Shall
we sample tho jug lieforo or after supper ?"
" After, if it's all the same to you, adding, "outin tho barn."
Yates nodded, and followed hia friend
into lhe house.
The young men wero ahown Into a bod-
room of more than ordinary sue on the upper
floor. Everything about the houae was of
the most dainty and scrupulous cleanliness,
ami an air of cheerful comfort pervaded the
place. Mra. Bartlett was evidently a housekeeper to be proud of. Two targe pitchers
of cool soft water awaited them, nnd the
wash, as bad been predicted, was muat refreshing.
"I say," cried Yates, "it's rather cheeky
to accopt a man's hospitality after knocking
him down."
" It would lio for moat people,but I think
you underestimate your cheek, as you call
" Bravo, Stilly I You're blossoming ont,
That's repartee, that is. With tho accent
on tho rap, too, Never you mind ; 1 think
old 1812 and I will get along all right after
this. It doesn't seem to bother hini nny,so
I don't see why it should worry ino. Nice
motherly old lady, isn't aho ?"
"Who? IS12r'
"No:Mrs. 1SI2. Pin sorrylcomplimont-
od you on your ropnrtee. You'll get conceited. Remember that what in tbo newspaper-man ia clever, iu a grave professor is
rank flippancy.   Let's go down.
The table was covered with a cloth as
white and spotless as good linen can well be.
Tho broad waa genuine home-made, a term
so often misused in the cities. It waa brown
as tn crust and flaky and light as to interior.
Tho buttor, cool from the rock cellar, was
of a lovely golden hue. The sight of the
well-loaded table was most welcome to tho
eyes of hungry travellers. There waa, as
Yates afterwards remarked, " abundance
and plenty of it."
"Come, father," oriod Mra. Bartlett, as
the young men appeared, and they heard
the rocking-chair creak ou the veranda in
prompt answer to the summons.
" This is my son, gentlemen, said Mrs.
liartlettjudieating a young man who stood
in a non-coin miial attitude near the corner of
the room. Tho professor recognized him aa
the person who had taken charge of the
horsea when his father came home. There
was evidently something of bis father's
demeanor about the young man, who awkwardly and silently responded to the recognition of the strangers.
" And this is my daughter," continuod
the good woman. " Now, what might your
names be?"
" My namo Is Yates, and this ia my friond
Professor Renmark, of T'ronto," pronouncing the name o* the fair elty in two syllables,
as is, alas I too often dono. The professor
bowed, and Yates cordially extended his
hand to the young wnman. " How do you
ilo, Miss Hnrtlett ?" he said. 1 am happy
to meet you."
Tho girl smiled vory prettily, and aaid
she hoped thoy bad a pleasant trip out from
Fort Brie.
" Oh, we had," aaid Yates, looking for a
moment nt his hnst, whose eyes were fixed
on tho table-cloth, and who appearod to bo
quite content to lot his wife run the ahow.
" Tho road's a littio rocky in places, but it's
very pleasant."
" Now you sit down hero, and you here,"
Baid Mrs. Bartlett;" and I tin hopo you
havo brought good appetites with you,
Thc strangers took their placca,and Yatea
had a chance to look at the younger member
of tho family, which opportunity he did not
let slip. It waa hard to believe that she
wns tho daughter of so crusty a man as Hiram Bartlett. Her cheeks wero rosy, with
dimples in them, that constantly oame and
went, in hor incessant otfarls to keep from
laughing. Her hair, which hung about hor
plump shoulders waa a lovely golden brown.
Although hor dress was of tho cheapest
material, it was neatly cut and fitted ; and
her dainty white pinafore added that touch
of wholesome cleanliness that was so noticeable everywhere in tho house. A bit of blue
ribbon at her white throat and a flowor of
the spring just below it completed a charming picture, which a more critical and less
susceptible man than Yates might have contemplated with pleasure.
Miss Bartlett sat smilingly at ono ond of
tho table, and her father grimly at the
other. Tho mother sat at tho side, apparently looking on that position as ono of
vantage for commanding tho wholo field
and keeping her husband and her daughter
both under oyo. Tho teapot and cufls wero
set beforo tho young woman. She did not
pour nut tho tua at onco, but seemed to be
waiting instructions from her mother. That
good lady was gazing with some sternness at
her husband, he vainly endeavoring to look
at the ceiling or anywhere but at hr-r. Hn
drew his open hand down hia face, which
was of unusual gravity even for him. Finally lie cast an appealing glance at his wile,
who sat with her hand folded on Iter lap,
but Iter eyes were unrelenting. After a
moment's hopeless irresoltl'ion, Bartlett
bent his head ovur his plate and murmured,-
" For what we are about to receive, oh,
make us truly thankful. Amen." Mrs.
Bartlett echoed the laat words, having also
bowed her head when she saw surrender in
the troubled eyea of her husband.
(to  hi: continued.)
A Slrrn Hatfli- With Einlii** STiinleren.
A very exciUng account of tho campaign
by thc Belgian Congo Company against the
Arab slavers of the Upper Congo districts
appears in ono of the recent Knglish papers.
Manyuema, the district where thn Arabs
have hitherto been all-powerful, Is to the
east of tho Lualnba, or main tributary of
the Congo, lie tween tbe Lualabaaud Lake
Tanganyika. Tho Arab stronghold was
Nyangue, a great native town on the right
bank of tho Lualaba, or about two hundrutl
miles west of Lako Tanganyika, aud about
eleven hundred miles as the crow flies, east
nf the mouth of Congo. Hero tho last of a
Boriea of great hattlos between tho negroes
commanded by < 'ottgo ollieers and the Arabs
was fought and wun by the Kuropoans,
Thu unui'iterors wero too weak, however, to
do more than hold the town and wait for
Tho following Is au extract from a lotter
writton by one of tho ollieers from Nyangue, whore were found the papers of tht
murdered Kmin l'ashn.
"Wo aro still here waiting for reinforce-
monta aud cartridges to attack Kassongo, a
town woll fortified, and aa big as this,
whero alt the Arabs arc collcctoi. It is
just four days' march from here. We are,
as you know, about '20 days' good marching from Lusnmbn, The reiuforceincnta
aro now 57 days arrived at Lusambo, ond
wo do uot know what they are playing at.
They know wc have scarcely .100 men left,
and not 100 rounds per head, and yet they
do not hurry up. You know thero nre
about 5,000 mon on' foot ' to resist the
Arab movement,' and we have, with
scarce 400 men, defeated tho Arabs in tive
big battles, and after six weeks'siege taken
Nyangue, tho capital, so thore is, no doubt,
any amount of jealousy, and the three columns on the inarch would not object to
havo the pleasure of rescuing or avenging
" We are in a curious stato of mind, and
feel as if in a dream. Now, after three
weeks' rest iu Nyangue, we cannot believe
we have succeeded. Nyangue had about
,->0,0i'(i people here when we attacked it. It
is entrenched���mud walls, loop-holed���and
you know the Arab houses, some dried
brick in hollow square, each side thirty or
forty yards long, undloopholed. Iu Nyan-
guo itaelf I counted over 200 houses like
this. Of course, if they had not not a
panic wo would have Inst all our men taking ono house. Oh, 1 forgot to tell you
about tho battle of the Lualaba of tho
'20t.li. I had a hot time. My bodyguard of
fifteen mon had two killed and five wounded. The Arabs had given orders to their
men to firo at tho whiti a, throw down their
guns, and rush iu and take thom witb their
knives nnd lances. Another white man
and I got suddenly into the hoad of the
Arab columns. We do not know how.
Wo had only about sixty men to them, and
were in high grass, with Arabs all round.
Wo wero in single line, with two guides,
supposed to be friendly, in front. Tbe road
was only two feot wide, nnd we were
blocked by tho guides. Tho Araba rushed
in���now 1 know���to tako De Woturs, who
was twenty yards iu front of mo. I gave
them a right-left of nuck from the
twelve-bore, and the whole front line
wont down. This let them see De
Woturs was not alone (our men wero
firing at random��� over their heads most
ly���they kilted a lot a couple of hundred
yarda in tho rear.) Ono big Arab caught a
soldier, and was dragging him oft by tho
belt, but tho soldior lopped off his hand
with hia knifo. Then I fired twenty-seven
cartridgea from my repeating-rifle. You
know how a man shoots when he expects
every Bitot to he his last,
" Dn Woturs and 1 were thon about ten
yards apart, back to back, and be knew
nothing about the rush behind him, being
fully engaged in front. After, when he saw
tho corpsos, ho said, * Who killed them?
They must have almost got me,' He ia a
splendid fighting chap, but will get killed
one of these days, for he ia not quite.cool
enough to look around him. I hold that if
au officer has to shoot lie should lloor a
leader every timo. It's a good example for
the mon. I have*often thought, when in tho
act of firing, of one of the last things you
said to mo, * Don't fire at a man if you can
possibly avoid it,1 and I am sure you would
have added, if you had thought it necessary
forme, ' but if you do, don't miss him.' I
remember you said to me when I was going
to school first, * My boy, don't you ever
hit a man, unless you moan to knock him
down,' and 1 uover have."
Grandpa Gray.
" Tell us a story, Grandpa,"
Cried Nellie and Unhand Roy,
*' roll ua a tale of the koo<i old times
When you, loo, were a boy."
"Come totnonlosor, darlings,'*
Said kind old Grandpa (iray,
" Ami 1 tell you a talc ol tlie oMon Union,
lu the good old-fashioned, way���
"Once on a time your Rrandpa
Wns a Boldler 'all and bold,
Your grandma was but a lassie then,
With clustering curls at*gold.
"Grandpafought for his country,
In many a deadly fray,
And when the battles wero over,
He proudly marched away.
"Thon Grandma took Grandpa prisner.
In spite of his --word and nun.
Hut he called I bis lirst surrender
His biggest viet'ry won !
"Then wo wero proud nnd happy,
For both were young and gay,
J-'o wc foully duiu-od lho minuet,
All on nur wedding day.
" Kiss me goodnight, dear chlldron,
Then away with you to liedl
Someday you boys will ho grand pan,
Whon Grandpa Gray Is dead."
Seventy years hnvo Hilled,
I.*���!) and Hoy aro old today,
Anil children gathered around their chairs,
Now call ihem Grandpa Gray i
iVtibKRT G, Banks.
Tli 'High ties* Cu ii il n r l or a Freueli Quarry-
When a man calmly carries about with
him six cartridges uf dynamite and ten detonators, it ia uot surprising that he should
cause a scare in a hospital and lie regarded
as a pre-eminently dangerous member of society by sick nurses nud male attendants,
Prosper Milloc, quarryman, aged fifty-
four, went to the Pitie Hospital, l'at is, recently in order to see Ida son, wlin'ia a
patient iu that institution. On entering
tho lodge, ho had to submit lo tbo operation of searching, which was performed by
tho gato porter in tho prcaonce of a soldier
of tho Kit-publican Guard and of several
mule and female ward assistants. The
porter soon observed that Prosper wns
carrying something bulky in his double-
thonged waistbclt, and naturally insisted
upon knowing and seeing what it was.
" Ob ! it's only dynamite," coolly remarked the professional manipulator of explosives, tothe horror and dismay of hia auditors all of whom, with the exception of tbo
siddierand the porter, took to their heels,
After the cartridges bad boon put in a
place of safety, Miliot was taken off to tho
nearest police station, and thoro he made a
statement to the Commissary abnut his
exceedingly perilous burden. He said that
ho had rocoivod lhe dynamite from his em*
plover for tho purpose of blowing up rocks,
and that ho had Inul no time to carry it homo
beforo going to the hospital in order to sen
hia son. Notwithstanding this explanation,
tbo Commissary ordered tho dynamite to bo
deposited in the municipal laboratory, and
tbo qnarryinnn, much to his amazement,
was summoned for carrying about explosives
to the detriment of the public security.
���*����� -
" Bobby" and tha Nurse.
Mr. .Tamos Payne relates the following
incident to the credit of the London police,
whoso general sagacity, ho thinks, ia under,
rateii. The other day a friend of his was
called up by a policeman ringing bis frontdoor bell nt 2 a.m. " Do you know whoro
your nurse ia?" was his unexpected inquiry.
" Sho is, I suppose, in tho nursery." " No,
she is not; she wont to a dancing room in
King Strcot (close by) nt 12 o'clock, and
has not yet como back." " Hut that is
impossible," said the householder, "because
sho has tha baby in charge." V Mho has
taken tlio baby with hor." Mr. Payne's
friend was incredulous, but on gang to the
nursery found it empty. Then ho went to
the dancing room and was admitted by a
dreadful-looking old ling, with his baby in
her arms. It had bean given, it appeared,
into thin lady's charge while the nurso wns
dancing. This story may be used ns an offset tho next time " Hobby" is accused of
making " cupboard lovo" to the cook.
How Johnny Became a KiiiR.
Johnnie had always thought it would b
nice to be a king, He bad heard peopl
say, " Uneasy lies the bead that wears a
crown," but ho felt thut if ho were a king
ho would know enough nut to wear his crown
to bed with him ; besides, he know he was
a pretty sound sleeper, anyway.
So when one day a real, live fairy old
woman camo to him and said; "Johnnie,
I havo the great wishing-stone of the Great
and most Supremo Kubbida, which needs
but to be held iu a person's hand to certainly fulfil any wish that person makes," Johnnie took tbo great wisbiug-stone of the
Great and Most Supreme Hahbida in his
hand, and wished right oil' that he were a
king���a fairy king.
Then be bad a sudden feeling aa though
he had dropped a cold key down hia back
for the hiccoughs, though ho did not havo
the hiccoughs, for bo was now a king���a
fairy king ! He was sitting on a gold tlitonei
and ho had a wise mat on his left hand, and
a silver carriage outaide his castle, with
mice for horses, and his fairy cook waa pre*
paring the nicest dinner Johnnie had ever
seen ; only thu real, live fairy old moman
haa disappeared, with the great wishing*
stone of tne Great and Most Supreme Rah-
Just for the amusement of tho thing
Johnnie changed his wise man into a green
frog in a plccadilly collar, and tpado Ihtn
swallow flies. Then he turned one of the
fairy princes that camo in into a yellow
monkey, with a sky-blue tail; and by that
time ho thought ho would eat his dinner,
nnd so he sat himself down at bis great
table, with tbe green frog iu the plccadilly
collar, that was his wise man, on his left,
and the yellow monkey, with the sky-blue
tail, that was his tairy princo, on the right.
Hut then ho was not a bit hungry. On
the contrary, and for the firat time In Ida
life, Johnnie did not care to cat. All he
had to do in mako the green frog in the
plccadilly collar hungry wns to wish it and
wavo his fairy aceptro towards him. Ho
made the green frog so hungry that ho ate
up the knives and spoons; but perhaps
fairy kings never ate, Johnnie had not
beon in tho fairy king business long enough,
however, to be sure on this point of tablo
He made the green frog eat up every*
thing nu tho tablo to got it out of sight, and
thon he went walking into the courtyard.
He did not feel worried thinking that his
castle would be without a dinner set on
account of tbo green frog eating it, for he
felt that he could make a new sot in time
for supper simply by wishing for it. Whnt
worried him most was thu fact of his own
sudden loss of appetite ; and hu envied the
look of satisfaction on tho green frog's face
and on that of tho yellow monkey with the
sky-blue tail.
There was a beautiful cool-looking moat
in his court-yard, anyway, nud lie determined to have a swim even though ho know ho
oughtn't to go in tho water after dinner.
He jumped in, but hu was frightened almost
to death, for ho couldn't swim c stroko, He
swallowed ft great deal of wator until he
remembered that he was a fairy king, and
wished that tho water was dryland. Then
it turned into a beautiful Inwn, and tho
middle of a llower-bed.
The noxt morning Johnnie bogan to feel
greatly troubled. He bad turned the fairy
conk of the palace Into a red cockatoo in
rubber bo its ; but he cou'd not Beein to have
au appetite. He bad only oaten a piece of
bread and bad drunk a cup of weak tea fur
supper, and he had dreamt all night, even
though ho had put his crown on the post of
his bed.
So whon he came downstairs, ho issued an
order that tho fairy old woman with tho
great wishing stone of the Great and Most
Supreme ftabbidn lie sought out and brought
beforo him; and as ho was a great fairy
king, this was accomplished in two seconds
and a half, though the fairy old woman was
at the extreme ond of hia kingdom.
" I want tn know," said Johnnie to her,
"why it ia that though I am a fairy king,
and can turn my wise man into agreen frog
with a plccadilly collar, and the fairy cook
of tho palace into a red cockatoo in rubber
boots, I can't fcul hungry. I don't liko it
ono bit,"
Oh, Most < 'rachitis Majesty !" said the
fairy old woman, " there never wns a king
that did not have dyspepsia. Kven fairy
kings, who nro deeply learned in magic,
have it."
Johnnie thought tbo mutter ovor very
soberly, and discussed it with bis wise man.
Theu he said, decidedly :
If that is so, 1 don't care much aliout
being a fairy king. Vou may givo me the
great wishing-stonn of the Groat and Mnst
Supreme Kabbidn,niid I'll wiih myself book
to Johnnie Si/./Jet op again."
"Hut do you know a person can only
hnve ono wish granted whon ho holds tho
great wishing stone of the Groat anil Most
Supremo Knhbjdn," aaid the fairy old worn-
Tho case really lookod vory gloomy for
Johnnie, at.d ns though ho would bu forced
to bu a fairy kin*'with dyspopsia all tho
rest of his life. 'I ho fun nf turning his wise
man into .i green frog In a Piccadilly collar,
ami his fairy prince into a yellow monkey
with a sky-blue tail, was not a sullicient
recompense for such a calamity as that.
However, fairy kings nro vory wise,
and Johnnie was nn exceptionally wise
fairy king. And, after deep consideration
nnd consultation with his wise man, ho raid
to the fairy old woman : " But I am not
Johnnie Sizzlelop any more, but a fairy
king ; and aa a fairy king 1 ought to have
one wish gratified by the great wishing
stone of tho Groat and Most. Supreme Unb-
bida." At which the fairy old woman Baid
sho didn't know but that there wus somo
wisdom in his logic, and tho fairy prince
said ho was sure there was, and thnt there
wouldn't bo any harm dono in trying tho
thing any way.
So tho fairy old woman gave the fairy
king tlm wonderful wi'ihjng-stona, and on
his wishing very bard that he was Johnnie
Siwdetop, tho green frog, the yellow
monkey with the sky-blue tail, and all thu
rest of the things faded nwny and the
change was accomplished 1 Johnnie Si/.-
-dotop was again Johnnie Sizzlotop with a
robust appetite for good dinners, and he
gave n very grateful, though unkingly,
shout of joy.
Count Ferdinand ilo Lesseps has lost
strength steadily during tbo last ton days,
and is now iu a moribund condition.
The diplomatic corps in Kio Janeiro have
decided to land crews from the wnrship-i in
the harbour to afford protection to tho citizens,
������the Hour Mill.
Tho noises on thc inside of tho mill are
deafening. One who has never been in a
fiouring-inill of the largest si/e cannot realize what a peculiar lot of noises are made
by tho machinery. As soon as the wheat
enters the machine from the long spout
which brings it down from thc upper floors,
it falls between two rollers of iron -"chilled" iron they call it, and very hard irou it
is, too, t Ine of these rollers revolves rapidly, the other more slowly, in order that the
sepaiation of the coat, or bran, from the
kernel may be more easily accomplished.
The wheat firat passes between rollers aep-:
arated juat enough to allow the coat to be
crushed. It ia then carried away up to the
top of the mill again, to a room where the
sun vainly tries to shine in through the
Hour-canted windows far above tbo city's
roofs. It next passes ovor a wire sieve
which separates the bran from the kernel
'Ibis bran, which contains much of the
Hour material, again passes down and is
ground once moro, this process being repeated four times, making five grinding!-, each
one finer than the one preceding it. Kach
timo Lhe fibroun or bran portions are more
completely separated, and at last the bran
comet out a clenr.brownish husk with every
particle of Hour removed.
The inside part of the kernel has' meanwhile been going thiough a very Interesting
process. After the first grinding or breaking, it pusses to a big six-aided revolving
reel covered with a fine wire Dotting or
sieve. Through thia reel the finer portions
of the kernal pass, coming out in what is
called "middlinga,"a granulated masa which
goes back to the rollers for another crushing. This proceaa ia repeated through five
reels, all but the firat being of silk. The
last one has one hundred and twenty threads
to the lineal inch, Tbo flour whicli comes
out of the fifth reel, while white in hue, is
yot not of the finest or " patent" grade,hut
is classed as "baker's or second-grade
Tho middlings above referred to are
purified by an interesting process. They are
passed over a lino wire sieve, through the
upper part of which a strong current of air
ia passed. This holde in suspense the tiny
portions of fibrous matter which may have
been in the flour, and at last, after this
process of middlings-purifying has been
very carefully carried out, the Hour appears
n spotless, snowy white,���the "patent"
flour, as it is called. In the proceaa of
grinding in this gradual and repeated way,
the germ of the wheat, a tiny particle about
the size of a mustard-seed, ia separated
from the white flour. It is what one might
call the life-part of the wheat. If it were
ground up, it would not leave the patent
Hour so white and powdery, ao it ia separated in ono of tho slevings, aud passes into
the darker or lower-grade flour. It contains, however, the best and moat nutritious
part of the wheat
The laat thing that happens to tho pulverized kernel, before it la ready for market,
ia the filling of barrels or sacks. Down
many stories through a smooth tube comes
the white or "patent" flour. Under the
tube is the barrel or tbe sack, aa the caso
may bo, and, aa it begins to fill, a steel
augur, just the size of tho barrel bores
down into the flour, packing it carefully and
solidly beneath tho broad blades.��� [October
St. Nicholas,
Vaat Estates Set Aside For Sport-
Tlie I'lielnns fluke Tb-*lr 4'lilhlreii'N Lives
alloend omisery.
A London speoial aaya: -The case of
Mra. Montague, sister-in-law of Lord
Mnndevillo, who waa sent to gaol for cruelty to her ohildren, is well remembered in
Canada, This was recalled by a brief statement in the London papers a fow days ago
of the arrest on tho same charge of a rich
couple residing at Sunnyaldo, Chester, The
examining trial was held at Chester on
Saturday, and a correspondent went, down
to report it. The developments woro much
more allocking even than thoao in the Montague case. The defendants are wealthy
residents of Chester, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
rtielan. The wife is of French descent.
They have two Imys, aged threo years and
twenty months respectively. Three months
ago tbey were
but tho prosecutiou failed through lack of
evidence. They were again arrested this
week. I'hcl-m is a stout, gray-haired man
of fifty with a military beard. Tbo wifo is
stout and handsome, lioth were elegantly
dressed in court. A witness testified that
bnth ohildren were kicked, culled ami
beaten perpetually ; that tbe younger was
given a dose of castor oil every day and the
elder waa dosed overy other day ; thnt the
younger was strapped to a chair and placed
in the lawn iu the broiling sun eight hours
ut u time, then taken into the house and
kept strapped to a cltair till bedtime, then
laid in bed, witb its feet tied, fiat ou its
bank and a night-gown pinned over it to the
bedclothes on either sides ; that the father
often beats the youngei child with a belt
having a heavy bucklo ; that 'tho mother
broke a wire hairbrush ovor its head by
repeated thumps ; that she washed both
children by planing them in n bathtub and
drenching them with buckets of water ;
that bIio once picked up the younger by an
arm and leg and threw it ten feotout of the
bedroom, the ohild landing on the bridge
of its nose, cutting it deeply : that tho child
once ran to its mother and touched ber
dress, whereupon she Beized it by the ear
and threw it the length of tho room, tearing
tbo ear,
of tho case is increased by the faot that tho
woman gave birth to a nne baby on September-!; that when tbe mid-wife loft on
September IS tho baby was in fine health,
but its death waa announced on September
'Jo. Tho autopsy shows that death
wns duo to inflammation of the lungs. The
Society for tho Prevention of Cruelty to
Children desired to prosecute tho parents
for murder, believing that death waa
caused by wilful exposure, but bad no evidence. Tho society's agent declares tffet
tho death of both of 'he remaining children
is certain unless moans aro found to take
them from their parents. The oase was
adjourned for a month.
Canary Birds-
The health of birds depends largely on what
thoy cat, after tho matter of cleanliness,
draughts and sunshino has been settled,
I'eed thom, as nearly as possible, what they
would eat if free, nud remember that what
is food for ono species is poison for another.
Kvery cage should contain gravel, cuttle-
hone and crystal aalt.
A canary should never bofedon hemp Bond.
Feed vegetables and fruits judiciously, but
avoid sugar and sweetmeats. Don't neglect
to provide the daily bath, having it lukewarm in cold weather. During n severe
cold spell it might be omitted; don't let the
little creaturo suffer for tho want of clean
water to drink.
If you have but ono bird, hang a looking-
glass were it can see its reflection and
"talk to it." A bird gets lonely and this
simple device iaa mercy.
For winter, fill one sunny window with
plants ami bang tho bird near that it nay
enjoy a bit of summer, even though tho
tempest rage outside.
Ono more--remember." Tho upper part
of evory room is much warmer than the
part wo inhabit. How often we stand on
table or chair to arrange aomo picture and
come down panting: "I had no idea it
wna so hot up thore." Heuu-mber thia
when you awing your bird cage.
It Is Stated that the Italian Minister of
War intends to ask the Chamber forn large
grant with which to build fortifications in
the Alps and in Sardinia.
The Presbyterian missionaries in Persia
e believed  to Ih; in  deadly peril, ns the
ohammednns have petitioned  their high
-- csts for an old-time holy war.
Vlt-loria's Broil tub ttesrrvt-a for l��r***r-Pes-
tle-i hot veil by Ibe ItrllUb  roHlefflre.
London', Sept, 30.���Queen Victoria haa
four forests. Balmoral, which forma a part
of the original estate which was purchased
by the late Albert the Good from the Fife
trustees in 1852, extends to 10,000 acres ;
fiallochbuie, which was bought by her
majesty in 1878 from the late Colonel
Farquharson, of Invercauld, covers 10,000
acres and ia famous for ita ancient woods
of Scotch fir ; Abergeldie and Whitemouth
which nre leased, extend to about 0,000
acres and they contain the finest corriea in
tho whole domain. The extensive woods ia
these four forests and the abundant and
exceptionally sweet pastures in the corriea
render them a favorite haunt for the deer.'
Tho mountain of Lochnngar (.l.'ioO feet) is
included in the royal forest, and the scenery
of the whole domain ia very good. There
is a net work ot bridle paths, so that all
parts of tbo forest can be easily reached from
either Halni'iral or Abergeldie and three
rifles OftQ be out at the same true on sep-
arate beats. About eighty stags are killed
each season, with a proportionate number
of hinds.
Queen Victoria's affectionate regard for
theux-Kmp'oss Kugcnie rather increase*
than diminishes, and her majesty Is never
happier than when the lone widow Is with
her. In tbe course of a week or so her
majosty will have her friend staying with
her at lUlmoral. In correspondence Queen
Victoria always addresses the ox-Imperial
one aa "My dearest empress," which she haa
done ovor since tho dead emperor waa mado
ft Knight of the Carter, when Napoleon III.
kissed Victoria's band and ber majesty
saluted him once on either cheek and then
embraced warmly the very gentle, very
graceful and very nervous empress.
That same night at dinner her majesty
was put i-uite at ber ease by the French
emperor, who assumed the soft, low voice
and melancholy manner of tbe hero of some
romance or mystery. Then there wai a
ball in tbe Waterloo room at Windsor Castle. A curious place to find the grand*
daughter of Ceorge III. dancing with the
nephew of Napoleon I. But something
stranger still waa in store, for in the early
morning houra, before the ball was over, a
telegram waa received at Windsor announcing tho death of M. Duooa, tbe French
minister of marine, the man who, with
Ceneral Cbargarnier, was the author of a
plan for a piratical descent on the Isle of
Wight and for seizing Queen Victoria's per*
son at Osborne.
The annual report of the British post*
office has just been issued, from whioh it appears that 2,78r>,270,000 letters, etc., were
handled during the past twelve months. The
revenue in round numbers was $"* 1,740,000.
Some curious incidents occur in the report.
Among the articles found loose in the post
wua a bar of unwrought silver, described as
a " piece of white metal," whioh had been
sent by parcel post from one of the Australian colonies to bo used in making tho key
with which her Majesty Queen Victoria
opened the Imperial Institute. It' was
promptly claimed 'and handed over to the
colonial agent abroad. Among, the letters
returned from abroad was one addressed to
Jacob Stainer, Esq., violin-maker, Abeam,
Germany. The writer, who asked to mo
one of that celebrated violin-maker's price
liata, received his letter back with an In*
dorsemeut in Knglish and German to the effect that the gentleman had been dead 200
The following story of the recovery of a
parcel of long-lost bonds is interesting. In
December, 1889, a parcel of foreign bonds,
valued at over $500, sent to Fredburg, In
Germany, by a London banker,was reported missing. Inquiry was made and showed
that tho parcel loft London In due course
and was duly received iu the postotlice at
Cologne, but beyond that point all trace
was lost. The German postal authorities
made diligent but fruitless iiiotiiries and
finally abandoned the aearch. Two years
afterward a letter waa received from the
Gorman postotlice, stating that the bank in
London had recovered the parcel with Its
contents intact. The British postotlice naturally wished lo know how the recovery
hail been ellectcd, nud it was informed that
a minister of religion bad deliveied the parcel to the bank, stating that it had been
intrusted to a minister of the aame faith in
Germany by a dying man who desired to
restore the property to its owner. Beyond
this ho declined to give any information,
The following letter waa received from a
woman in Nebraska;
For th o London General Postmaster, City 0
London, old England,
Dear Sir :���I am living in North America
���V have Lost all track of my Parents I encloae
you a I 'ortgraf of a young man that ia in the
1'ostOHice under your charge who waa going
to marrio my youngest Bister by name	
About three years ago if you will kindly
hunt tho original of the Picture out ct Let
him write me if he knows the Wear Abouta
of my Sisters or Brothers Mother &. Father
Mrs, who woro living in Alls Hurry
Bucks Kngland .1 years ago. Dear Sir, if you
will kindly Do this favor I will think you
aro very kind in Deed. I remain, yours
very respt,, J B ,
The relatives were discovered and communication was restored.
Tho greatest priz-i puzzle, however, that
the Hritish postotiioo was ever called upon
to solve rtns a letter received some years
ugo fnm Italy briefly superscribed " Srom-
frldevi," London. It took the united efforts
of the whole of tho clerical stall to worry
out for whom it was intended, but at laat
they hit upon and took it to the right man,
who wus uo less a personage than Sir Humphrey Davy. Aftor puch an example as .
this the Knglish postotlice may be credited
with the possession of an amount of acumen
1101 surpassed by that of any  other nation
Obftmato Jurymen.
During a recent sitting of the Assise at
ai up-country town in Australia the last
caso had been reached In duo oourse, and
tho judge bopi.d to finish it in time to leavo
tho town by thu usual daily coach, which
started nt five o'clock. Happily, the case
came tn nn end about half-past throe, and
after his honour had delivered a vigorous
charge, deftd against the prisoner, the jury
retired to consider their verdict. After
half an hour or so thoy roturned, and the
forcmF.ii imparted the information that
thore was 110 chance of an agreement. The
judge took it by no means mildly. "The
case was as clear a one aa ever went
to a jury." In a word ho recharged them
violently against the prisoner. Thoy again
retired, nnd aftor aome twenty minutes
they returned. They couldn't agree. His
honor fumed. "What was tho difficulty T
They had hoard tho evidence. Wasn't the
enso as clear aa mud? An evidently large
majority of tho good men and true chorused
a "Vos, yer honour." "We're eleven to
one," said tho foreman. -"Why, it speaks
for itself. There must bo a very obstinate
man among yoi. Wlint's tho difficultyT"
naked tho judge. Kloven pairs of reproachful eyea centred themselves on a very uncomfortable juryman. "May I explain,yer
honour?" said he, nt Inst, in a deprecating
tone of coiifidenco. "Ves, certainly; of
course explain. It'a as clear a case as ever
I tried." "Well, the fact is, yer honour,
them other eleven wants to find him 'Not
guilty,'and I'm the only one that agrees
with yor honour." Complete collapse of
learned judge.
I'ho Anarchist Lo Cuyor, alias La Garde,
who escaped to Kngland in January, was
arrested in Paris on Friday, A quantity of
chemicals wore found in his lodgings, and
they will bo analysed.
Tho Nowsky Infantry barracks, at Boa-
lavl, Province of Smolensk, wero burned
ou Wednesday night, and a large number
of soldiers perished in tbe flames. THE WEEKLY NEWS, NOV.  15,1893.
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lit looking over our books we find that
many of our subscribers arc io arrears,
some of them for many months. Newspapers can not be run on credit, and we
must tiryc .ill who know themselves to
be indebted to us to at once forward Ihc
Editorial Notes.
The war in Mashonaland promises to
be of short duration. The Maiabcles arc
;i warlike people- but lhey cannot stand
before the destructive weapons of modern
warfare. Whenever the troops reach
tliein there is a slaughter��� we c.innot
call it .1 fight.
Imperial Parliament is again in session
Gladstone has 110 notion of appealing to
the people just at present, not ever, to
accommodate the Salisbury puriy.He will
take his own time. He proposes to introduce various measures of reform, some
of which he expects the Lords to reject.
At what he considers the opportune time
Parliament will be dissolved but not in
the near future.
The Sherman Silver Mill having been
repealed, may we look for better times in
the states? We think not for lhe present
The proposed lowering nf the tariff there
is enough to interfere for :t time with
manufacturing ol many kinds. Hesides
under the stimulus ofthe McKinley tariff there has been an overproduction.
When this glut is removed and the
promised tariff bill become a law, wc
may reasonably expect trade to resume
its normal sway.
The People's Demand.
It seems to us that the Dominion Min-
jstcrs would have done belter to have de
voted themselves to obtaining lhe opinions of those affected by the tariff than
by expounding their own policy. We understand very well the Conservative polity of the past, but wc demand thai it
shall be modified so as to be less burdensome. Whether the National Policy has
been justified in the past is not the question which concerns us; our contention is
that it emails unnecessary burdens now,
and lhat the cost of living should be
cheapened. It sounds very well for the
Hon. Mr. Angers to say "lhat it was the
intention of the Government io do what
il was found thc people required. It was
for the people to dictate what they wan-
led in the way of tariff��� and that was
the reason for ihe visit." if this is thc
real meaning of their visit why do they
try so hard to convince the people thai
there is no necessity for lowering the tariff? It seems to us that they are not consistent. The whole tenor ol iheir speeches was in favor of the present tariff. They
may have out-argued those who disagreed with them, bui if they think they
have convinced anyono of the propriety
oi retaining the present high tariff rates.
iln*)' are sadly mistaken. It was assumed by the speakers thai if the tariff was
reduced lhat a reduction of the revenue
would lollotf.nnd hence thai there must be
a resori to direct tnxation.or there would
be a failure 10 tjuickcn the industrial
life by increased transportation facilities,
ihe extension of foreign commerce, and
lhe development of the country. Now
llow foolish this all is lo those who know
lhat a high tariff by shutting out foreign
goods prevents revenue, and that a reasonable low tariff, such as trade will bear,
invites traffic and increases the revenue
The Government is entitled to great credit
il for its efforts lo increase our foreign
trade, bui it should be mr.de to understand fully lhat the people of this -Province will noi be satisfied with ihc present
condition nf thc tariff. Until tlm is reformed wc must raise everything we need
or submit to unjust burdens. It is idle
to talk about lhe C. P. K. having lhe a-
bility to see that they will make more
money in the end by lowering their rates,
for they have deliberately adopted thc
policy of making their rates a trifle less
than the tariff. Lower the tariff, and
lower freight rates will follow. As matters stand a huge monopoly is growing
richer at the expense of the people. The
remedy is in the hands of the Government. Will it be applied to the interests
of the people?
Smtic 1*1 no nilibon Specimens of Am-istn--
An-fuci-*- tc. Kxnmlnation Q .ion tl ���������*���������
Every Anawer Given i�� tifmihie Unom-
���clOUtt Boliool-lwy Humor.
Miss A. C. Graham, of Anortey, has
received a prte�� from the University
Correspondent for thu best collection of
BChuollwy "howlers"; and thoy are
printed in the current number 01 thnt
periodical, in uu accompanying letter
alius Graham, oaa's: '���wheu 1 learned
one day the remarkHble faot that -Haeiu
and udessue transbited. Euripides.' I
felt that tho time hud come fur action ;
I wun seined with a burning desire to
share with otUoru my joy in these facts,
uud its u meaus of spreading the " New
Learning,' i boguu to collect from examination papers and auswors in close
whatever would throw* new light on old
BiibjectB. 1 have lieen home yearn at it
now, and have pleasure in sendiug you
Iho subjoined twelve extracts from my
" ��������� ::.���;. '   TllOV ure uili-'iim lidt-HllnV.'er-i,
tho bpelhuK ������'���'���*��� punctuation being uu-
chuugo'l; in iiiort oases I havo still the
iiri-.'iii.il documents trom which they are
taken." Among " B*?lootoU specbuens"
from Min* Crrahatu und others, given by
our contemporary, are tho following!
Divinity.���-Ksau was atnou who wrote
fables aad wlio Bold the copyright to a
publisher for a bottlo of potash,���llx-
pliiin tiiu��iikVriJiirB hetwoen the religious
helipfsol the Jews and filainnritaiia. The
Jew.s believed Inthesynngoffiies aud had
thoir Snutluy on a Saturday, but tho
s.nuiriiiui.H "I*.*!i.jved ill thfl Churcll of
Lugland aud worshipped in groves of
una, therefore the Jewti had imdeaUngs
wit.1 Samaritans.���Titus was a Roman
Emperor���supposed to have written thu
Episl le to the Hebrews���hi:' olher name
was Oilfos.
English History.���Oliver Cromwell
wan a man who was pur into prison for
his Interference in Ireland, When ho
was in prison he w^roto "The Pilgrim's
Progress" and lnurrieda lady culled Mra.
O'Siuia.���V/oIsey was a famous general
who fought in ihe Crimean War, and
who, alter being decapitated several
times, said to Cromwell: "Ah, if I bad
only served you as you huve served me,
I would not have been deserted in my
old age."���Wesley was the founder of
thn "Wesloyun Chapel, who was after*
wurdo called Lord Wellington ��� a monument wits erected to him 111 Hyde Park.
but it has been taken down lately.���Who
was Henry Hit A zealous supporter of
the Church, and diedttDIsaontry.���What
is Divine Right? The liberty to do what
you like in Church.���What is a Papal
Willi? A sort of eow, only larger and
do*!:; not give milk,���Forkhi Warbeck
rnisad a rebellion in the reign of Henry
VTil He said lie was tne eon uf a
prihee, but he wua really the Ron of ro-
spectuble people.
DeiiuiUoiis.���Phcenticiuu8���Tho inventors of Phoenician blinds, Bacchanal���
A native of Bochuanu, in South Alriea.
Chimmra���a tbiu^ used to take likenesses with. Watershed���A plaod in which
boats uro stored in winter, Gondor���Is
the way whereby we tell what sex a man
is. Cynical���A cynical lump of sugar is
one plantod at tin-* top. Immaculate���
Stato of those wiio huve paused the entrance examination at London University. Hydrostatics���Is when adogbites
you. his colled hydrophobia when n
dog ia mad and hydrostatics when a man
catches it.
English Language and Literature.*--
Keats wrote asavoge criticism uu Endy*
mion, whieli brought on consumption.
���The sonnet is a thing that litis in its
iirHt four Hues two meteors (quartan)
and in lout six two meteors (luraetto),���
Latin of the fourth period wus introduced into tho language nt the invention
uf Christianity, 591 A.D., whet: the nobility and gentry ."poke Latin French
and the Danes settled thfl throne lor
nearly thirty years.���Hamlet was very
weak-minded. Fond of study. But was
too venk to fulfil his duty which the
{.host had told him. Ho was very good
to his mother. He profanes tnooncss,
he really only put it on but some people
nay he was mud. One day when he wua
fighting thu king asked him if he would
have something to drink & lie had put
poisin in it *& Hamlet said he would wait
the Queen took it & then she fulls down
dead Hamlet immediately stabs his
father & drinks tho poi.|n and dies.���
What do yon understand by the Augus-
tima,\'oiii English Literature? We mean
tho lime of Cuethnon, who flourished
and wrote "Cumns" about tbe time that
St, Augustine converted tho people of
.Miscellaneous.���Briefly dencribe the
heart und its function or work���Tho
heart is a comical shaped bag. The
heart in divided into several parts by a
fleshy petition. These parts are called
right artillery, left artillery, and so
forth. The function of the heart is between the lungs. The work of the heart
is to repair the different organs in about
half a minute.���What is a volcano? A
volcano is a very powerful rock.-*What
is the meaning or iner do glace? Mother
of glass.���What are fossils? Fossils arc
those remains of plants and animall
which keep best when left to themselves.
���What fossil remains do we find of
Ashen? Iu some rocks we find the fossil
font"prints of fishes.��� What are tho ineta-
morphio rooks? Rocks that contain
metaphors.���"What is the matter V"
queried 11 teacher. "You seem to be
rather uncomfortable there." "I've got
the Interjection, sir," was the unexpected reply.���Explain tlio words fort and
fortress.���A fort is a place to put men
in, and a fortress a place to put women
In. -What is a R>*jpubHcan? A Republican is u sinner mentioned in the Hi Me,
���Tho two ohief volcanoes in Europe.���
Sodom and Go morrah.���London Globe.
Colli I'nI��H 1.111-lie UpDIl Silk.
Iii one of thfl large cold storage Woro-
houeoa In Now York, according to the
Sun, several vaults nro filled witli made-
up woolen goods. The low temperature
has been found lo bo the lust preventive
against mollis yet discovered, Iu the
same storehouse is a quantity of raw silk.
The commodity is sold by weight-and
when stored in ordinary warehouses thfl
silk dries, and naturally decreases in
value. By Btoring it in a cold vault the
moisture fo.preserved, and the silk keeps
its weight. There is another curious
fjtctin regard to the cold storage of silk.
Many large dealers in silks nud ribbons
keep their bales und bolts in eold storage
with the temperature reduced below the
freezing point. It was discovered some
years ago that silk in winter usually had
a finer luster than in summer. The cold
air wns supposed to be accountable for
the change, und un experiment was tried
in keeping bales of silk in cold rooms for
comparison with others on the store
counters. The cold silk then appeared
to be of a much finer quality, when in
reality it was from the samo loom. As
soon as this fact became generally recognized the large silk dealers went to the
cold storage warehouses and had their
silks placed in freezing vaults. In some
cases the thermometer is kept as low as
10 degrees, and when the bales are taken
out they feel like blocks of ice. Some
firms keep most of their stock in storage,
and only take silk out in quanties equal
to the anticipated sates of the day, for
the lustre acquired by freezing soon disappears after exposure on the bargain
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Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Jqxu
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
The Steamer JOAN \yill suit as follows
CALLING AT WAY J'OUTr* na pujiwugors
und freight ni'ty tiller
Lwvo Victoria, 't'uoatl.iy, 7 a. m.
" Nanaimo for Coniox, '-Vudnobday, 7 a. m
Leave Comox fur Nanuimo,      FrlUuys, 7u.ni
Nanaimo for Victoria,  Snturduy, 7n.iti
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's tieket 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. 180:3. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
or the P iclfic Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay Kiver, between Union and the large farming settlement of Comox,
Trent aie plentiful in thc river, and
hrge game abounds in the neighborhood
The liar connected with the hotel is
ki pt well supplied   wilh  the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
On Saturdays and Sunday!
Iteturn Tlcketu will bo luuod between all
points for a faro and a quarttr, Rood tor return not later than Monday,
Roturn Ticket** for one and a half ordinary
faro may bo purchased dally to all points,
good for seven days, iuchidiiig day of is-iiii!.
No Roturn Tickots Issued for a fare and a
qunrter whero the single faro is twenty-Arc
Through ratus -botweeh Victoria aud Comox.
President. Gen'l Supt
Goo. Freight and PsMongtr Agt
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston Street      ���    Nanaimo B. 0.
* Manufactures   the   finest   ciyares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when yon can obtain a SUl-fiRtOR ARTICLE for the s.ime money?
Nanaimo Machiae Works
BflMJ, Wnnto'
-"ra'er Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladners Landing B. C.
A large supply of three and four year old
^.-p-ETjE  TEBB3
Also Pears Plumes, Prunes, ancl Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
M. E. Gilchrist,
T. C. Woods
Comox B.  0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays, Saturdays,
and Sundays.
Wood & Miller
union, B. c.
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant and Co
Are Prepared to furnish  Sty-
ish  Rigsat  Reasonable Rates
Give them a call.
All persons driving over the wharf
or bridges in Comox district fn��t��i
thnn a walk, will be prosecuted accord
ii" to law.
S. On-ech
Gov. Agent,
Nanaimo   Sato  Mill
��� and   ���
Sash and Door Factory
A ilasluin, Prop, Mill ���Al.. POBOX 89, Tol. Ill
Nanaimo IJ. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles.
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, .Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
anM all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   I'ine,     Redwoad.
All orders accompanied wtthCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
.Steamer EStell
Harbor and onisidc towing done at reason
able rates.
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0.
Blacksmithing and Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
F. W. Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer, Whole.ale
and  Betail Dealer    in
fy Largest Establishment of ils kind.
M-14 Cerdova St.        Varcouver, li. C.
CO-t7-K.TElTJi.-5r, B.C.
The leading hotel in Comox district.
New and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
\V. E. Me Cartney Chemist,
Pur'' Dugs Ch'-mionls nnd  Patent
Phynleanu Prosclptloni and nllordori fill >i
Willi ciiru and 1I11--111K-I1. P.O. box IU
Ralph Craig's
Uanaimo Steam
Daston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, B* C.
General Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
made aud repaired. Miners'Auger Drilling Machines made to order on short
Wm Mathewson,
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his etistome
daily  Fresh  Eggs,   Butter,  Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale nr delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
���and ���
Courtenay, 13. C.
General Blacksmithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
UNION Bakery
UNION, B.10.
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pics always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rovvbotham, Prop
Stout winter foot-wear go to
Duncan Bros.
For Sale
521 Acres of Choice Land,
��� and ���
0 Horses, 100 sheep, aud 00 Cows
together with
2 Mowing Mutihines, 1 Steel Boiler
1 Reaping Machine, 1 Seod Sower,
1 Drill Sower, 1 Spring wagon, nnd
Double Wagon.
Title deeds can be seen in my pos-
Adam McKelvey
A. 0. Fulton
Sandwick and Union
Has always on hand a
choice stock.
Fresh Beef,Mutton,Veal, Pork
at Lowest Prices.
���- j��. .jj.
We arc going to cause SK3^. A Big Sensation in Nanaimo this season by a 20 per
cent reduction sale which con*>mei*ices Nov.
We have an Enormous Stock this fall,
some $40,000 worth which wc mirst reduce to
To Speedily effect this, we have instituted
this sale. In connection with the above we
shall have
A Bargain Counter
where the Ladies will he able to procure the
most Startling Bargains ever offered in the
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
3ftj*aoB Abrams of Union
ib my Ag-mt
in your District Anv orders you may be pleased to give him for th o **e
pairing of Watches. Jdwelory & etc., will . recoivo prompt attention ancl
will be done in a workmanlike manner at the lowest possible charges.
All work guaranteed to give satisfaction. My stock of Watches. Clocks,.
Jewelerv, and Silver Plate will he larger than ever this Fall and Winter.
���ive me a call when in Nanaimo, M. K. Counter.
and other splendid investments.
We offer you
Buy of your home Agents who will be pleased to secure you
Gilchrist and McArdle. Courtenay.
Permanent Loan and Savings Company,
(Incorporated A. D. 1355)
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HEAD OFFICE-Company's Buildings,
Toronto S reet, Toronto, Canada
J. HERIIEKT MASON, ��� President ;.nd ManayinK Director.
Subscribed Capital, $5,000,000;
Total Assets, $12,091,772.
The Company Lends Money trom ��?3oo to ?3oo,ooo,
On City or l"nm> Property, at Current Kales of Interesl, and on favorable terms of
re-payment.   Mortgages and Debentures purchased.   No Commisson.   No Delay.
Expenses moderate.   E^TFor particulars apply to
MARCUS  WOLFE, Ko.il Estate, Insurance
ancl Financial Broker, Appraiser.   V. O. Uox io, Nanaimo, II. L.
2.D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and   No-
lions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines.B. C.
    A  FutJ   Line of Everything   	
Grant and McGregor Props.
Anley & Beckensell.
Dealers in All Kihds of Meats, Vegetables, etc
Orders Filled on Short Notice.


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