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Array G. A McBain Co
Heal Estate Brokers *
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain *��� Co.
Eeal Estate Brokers
<**% Nanaimo, B. C.     sf
no. n-
$2.00 PER YEAR
TJ^IOIN", 13- O
has fiane  assortment of
Oils, Boots,
Paints. ,                Shoes,
Crockery, Tobacco,
Hardware, Clothing,
Glassware, Groceries,
Gentlemen's Furnishings
������ And so on 	
We also take orders for custom made suits.
Give us a call and we will try and please you.
Financial and General Commission Broker,
Canada Perm an ont Loan and Saving! Company, Toronto.
Citizens* Building Society of Nanaimo,
Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company.
Union Fire Insurance Company of London, England.
Eastern Fire Assurance f-ompany, of Halifax.
Great West Life Assurance Co., of Winnipeg, Man.
Money to Loan on Improved Farm Property.
The IpitaWe Life Assurance Society.
120 Broadway, New York.
The largest and strongest Company in the
<t 153,080.052.00
���P    31,189,1316.00
Surplus over all Liabilities
In event of death unilci any circumstances, the heirs receive full face value ol policy.
At the end of 10, 15 or 20 years, the money paid is returned with lartfe interest.
A. W, Taylor. Victoria, B. C Special Executive.
Charles St. Morris, Victoria, B C. Provincial Manager
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
in Cmada
Gives the Most Liberal Contract and Pays the Largest Dividens
Assets $3,403,700.20.
Reserve lor the Security of Policy Holders    $2,988,320.08.
Surplus over all Liabilities $307,428.77
3 E. Cn.no, Qen'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.     L. W. Fauquier,Sp;cinl Agent
sai���e �� i  ���
We Carry the Largest Stock
���   of   ���
sneral Mer
in British Columbia.
Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy has charge of our dress Department. All work done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Flour ft Feed Dry Oooda
Farm Produce - Boots ft Shoes
Fancy Groceries Hardware
Crockery ft Olajsware Faint ft Oil.
Gent. Furnishing.
Patent Medicine.
Sportsmens Supplies a Speciality
���J. ^BIR/AMS
Union Clothing Store
Union, B. C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds fnr
cuitings.    Also Keep Ready Made Clothing, Hats, Shoes and
���*3*t, The Tailoring Department is in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fitting garments and the best
of workmanship.
i tt 1    r   *"*'r"rt''"* n*���'"-'*
Baynes Sound Harbour-!   rr3-oPpoSite Gamin R��nch
l_      the largest vessels can float.
The Marriage of Iron and Coal will here result in
The great Kings highway between Nanaimo and  Courtenay
will pass through here and also the extension of the  Esquimalt
and Nanaimo Railway.
Lots  will NOW be sold on Easy Terms      ******** Title perfect.
G   F. Drabble, sole agent,
Comox B. C
Wm. K. Leighton.
Fire ancl Life Insurance Agent.
Royal London and Canadian
Phcnix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
Confederation Life.
Green Block,  Nanaimo.
Famous Clydesdale Stallion
Norman McLeod III
Will stand this season as usual in the Settlement.
For particulars, enquire at
the News oflice or of R. Grai.t
at Union.
Union Clothing Store.
Goods At Cost.
For the next thirty days you can purchase at the Union Clothing Store Cloth
inn, Hats, Hoots, Shoes. White antl Colore! Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Cents under
Clolliinn, Socks, Overalls, Cor-ltttan Jack
cts. The above goods all new. I'leasti
call antl inspect Roods. Suits made to
order at the lowest possible price.
To the readers of the "Weekly News":
Mr. A. Uptaker, the Jeweller, late of
Vancourcr, II. C. has opened up an establishment in McKelvey's house al Cour
tcn.ivi II. C, with a choice stock of
"Watches, Jewellry, Musical Instruments;
Stationery, Tobaccos, C'inars, and smoker's articles as well as notions, etc., etc-
Mr, Uptaker otherwise known by his pop
ular nickname as "Ilarncv" is well known
in this locality and thc Union Mines
Watch and Jewellry repairing prompt-
ly and neatly done.
For Sale.
I will sell the house and improvements
on the i.inch for two thirds of real value,
and give the purchaser the land (160 acres) for nothing if the sale car be made
soon. Distance from Comox about two
miles and a half. ('und opportunity
for stock raising. Enquire at Elk hotel, Comox.
J IT. Grieve.
Bitchir Sandwick.
Will run butcher cart to Union Wednesdays antl Tuesdays and Saturdays a-
round Comox settlement, Hay, and Cour
tcnayi Upper Settlement on Fridays.
Will snpdly vegetables, eggs, butter and
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
Baston street      ���    Nanaimo B. G.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigttres,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUl'BRIOK Alt'l I-
C1.K for the same money?
Highest price paid for wool. For
particulars apply at thc Nr.w's oflice
or lo the undersigned.
D. McLeod,
Tailor, Union, B. 0.
Rams for Sale.
FOR SAM? two fino young Rams { Soulh
Do w lis).
Apply lo
(leu, Howe,
Cotliux, II. C.
For Sale.
My farm of 113 acres, with coal right,
also stork and farm implements.
James Clark.
Comox, B.C.
Will be received up to noon of Thursday the 12th inst for certain road work
required to Iw done nn
Flat road, Lower Prairie road, Cross
road, Tsolum River road, Black Creek
road, Upper Prairie road, and Liltle River road.
Plans and specifications can be seen
at the office ofthe undersigned
S. Creech. Gov't Agent,
McKenzie & Smith.
Conduct a General
Teaming and Livery Business
Dark Lantern Proceedings.
When any one has a fair and honest
sclime :o present it gains favor by publicity; but if it will not bear the ordeal of
public discussion it were safer to keep it
in the dark. It was only natural therefore that when Mr. Lewis Casey came up
from Victoria mi the last trip ofthe Juan
for the purpose of springing a political
scheme for the hefinet (?)of this district,
he should veil his movements in secrvev.
Of course his father-in-law, thc present
government agent, was ihc first person
sought, and next Dr. Scharschmidt was
called in. The curtains were drawn and
Casey carctully unfolded his pet scheme.
It was in short lhat a local man nuist be
run for the legislature tu beat Hunter
Me might be an an Oppositionist in thc
guise ofa government caaiidate, but the
must be pledged to vote lor anything the
Bruish Pacific Railway Co. desired, including, uf course, a big cash subsidy in
addition to lhe immense land grant.
Hunter, it wns claimed, was opposed to
that railway and must be shelved. The
olan, as subsequently developed, was to
have no public meeting, at least for a
time, but move on the qtiiet;te!l even body that the railway would run near his
place; where parties were Oppositionists
tell them it was an Opposition, scheme
in disguise; where they were strongly in
favor of thc govrnmeut, tell them lhat
the government was back of the movement and that if they wished to keep in
with thc p.iwers thut be they should quiet
ly fall into line. Thc thing wus certain
to go through, you know; people must be
impressed with that idea as people like
to go with the tide. Everybody approach
ed was pledged to keep mum If the
thing should get out people would be like
ly h) suv it was rotten and smelt bad; so
this "h��ly alliance" thought and moved
in a mysterious way it* wonders to perforin. Only one person was attacked at
a time. .Sometimes there was apparent
success but quite as often an open rebuff.
Firmer.-; thought that a tairoid through
the Cliilcotin country bringing the cheap
products ofthe prairie into their home
market would not greatly benefit, them.
Many thought that the laud grant was
sufficient, and if a large cash subsidy
was wanted largely increasing the provin
ci.il indebtedness and burdening every1
inan's property with heavier taxation, it
was time to call a halt'..' The working-
man obiecicd that it would flood this sec
tion wiih che.ip labor. There weie others
who loi ked upon it for wl-.at it really was
a land booming scheme. Some thought
it unwise to array themselves and tlie dis
lict lignum their powerful and friendly
neighbour-a neighbour which had furnished them the best market iu the prov
ince. There were those too, who claimed
with jnstice tha tMr. Humer had done
wull'by the district and richly deserved
the support of all ilmsc who had tlie best
interests of this community at heart.
Plotters Repudiated
The Scheme to Bring: Out a Candidate to Oppose Hunter in No
Ways Contenancud by the Government.
Knowing that the sore-heads, the mutton-head-, and land honours were secset-
ly organising to bring out a local mm
tricked out as a government candidate,
pledged to boom ihc Canada Western
Railway or British Pacific as some like
lo call it, that the plan involved the shelving o> Hunter on thc alleged ground
that he was apposed to it, and lhat these
political guerrillas were preter.ding in
order to gain support, that the government favored ihtir scheme, we concluded
to prick the bubble ou which lhey were
floating, wired Premier Davie a message
to which we received a prompt reply
as follows:
Union Flashes.
The G'ory ofthe Seas left Friday with
3400 ions of coal for 'Frisco.
The str. Wellington arrived Monday
She will take 2500 tons to 'Frisco.
rile San Mateo will be due Thursday
and will take 4,400 tons for Los Angelos.
Barque Margaret is due to load lor
Ship Y-*sem:lc is due, as well as two
other ships Tor American navy.
The Mineola will leave'Frisco on the
loth for here after being thoroughly over
The tug Topic is due to load for C, P.
R. Vancouver.
The Quadra left Thursday for Victoria
witli 300 tons of coal lor Dominion Government.
Ship America arrived Friday���will
load 31 co tons for American Navy at
Siika, Alaska.
Reported lhat str. Williamctte will
come here next trip 10 load fur American
nil'-)' and that sho will nuke three trips
(or that purpose.
Supi. F. D. Liltle left 011 the Jean for
Victoria last Wednesday.
Thc new Methodist Church here will
be formally dedicated 011 thc 15 inst.
Robb-Milchell- On March the 27th
1894, at thc home of the brides brother,
by the Rev. J. II. Higgins, William Row
Icy Robb, of Comox Bay, to Jennie
Mitchell, of Union 11. C.
Reading Room   Entertainment
The magnificent entertainment given
by the Presbyterians of L'liion on the 24
of March ��ill be repealed in the Inter
cats nf the Rending Room of that place
thc evening of the 2i-.t instant at ihc
Reading Room Hall, This anemia to
-.id a worthy iind needy institution should
be cniouii.gcd.   F.voryone should help.
The price for admission for adults is
Jo cents and while children can get in
lor half price, it is hoped th.it their will
be enough grown up people to fill all thc
seats and that lhe small ones will wail
fomext month when they can look tor
something thc like of which they have
never seen.
Latest by Wire
Victoria, March 29��� In the legisl*
ture yesterday Premier Davie asked leave
to introduce Act amending Coal Miner's
Regulations and licenses. House again
went into committee ofthe whole on Fra
ser River bridge bill which was reported
complete with amendments.
Premier Davie presented a message
from the Lieut-Governor transmitting a
Hill providing for thc appointment ot an
official scaler of saw logs and oiher cut
timber, a Bill respecting Horse Fly Hydraulic Mining Co., and a Bill authoriz
ing (he grant of certain lands to the
Westminster and Vancouver Tramway
Accidentally Shot.
Mr. Elijah Smithers jr. son of Police
Officer Smithurst of Union was out hunting Friday, using a canoe for tht pur-
pose of locomotion. At about 7. p. m. he
landed on the beach near Mr. Rabson's
ranch and while pushing his canoe off,
when leaving, his shot gun accident!)'
went off, the contents enttiing his rigb'i
arm p.ear thc elbow. He was brought 10
Courtenay by Mr. Mathewson and Dis.
Sharschmidt and Millard summoned.
His injuries are not very terious.
Horse in a Well.
Thursday noon, at tlip Bay, McPhee
&Moore's delivery wagon marc broke
through the covering of the well near lhe
store. The well was a large onc and con
taincd about 35 leet of water. Fortunately the mare went down feet foremost.
Having plenty of horse sense she struck
her hind feet against the wall on one
side and her front feet against ihe opposite side and there clung with her head
just above the water, until help came.
A rope was thrown about her and fifteen
men "good and true" finally succeeded in
pilling her uut but little the worse for her
involuntary bath.
The P o(J|e  Bear Acquintance.
A .sir.inger in a new country will always be able to gather some knowledge
by new experience, and so with me. A-
bout ilnce months ago, although very
doubtful whether my idea was a good one
or not, I commenced lo canvas wiih
books. Now this three month's canvassing brought me to a nearer acquaintence
wiih thc people of Comox Disirict and
Union than six years had previously done
and I nm glad to say th it the experience
I have got by making myself acquainted
with the people is praiseworthy indeed.
That I sold a large number of bonks by
my first canvass, w.is not all that surprised me, but now after I have delivered
the first lot of books, I have, taking these
rather hard times into consideration,
found the people to be well to do and of
high charactor, as they were prepared to
hand mc thc money as soon as thc
books were delivered, at the same tune
declaring their satisfaction, for which I
am pleased and very thankful.
A. 0. HelUn,
The Calico Ball
The Calico Ball given ai thc Club Hall
Courienay, in aid of a bui.ding fund for
lhe Episcopal church rectory proved a
gr itifying success. The d nice is spt>k n
of as up to the high water mark of terp-
-iclioral enjoyment, thc only drawback
being the excessive numbers; but as the
c immitice having matters in charge were
.ifter the ducats, it is said that feature
oid not jive ihem any very great annoyance Denman Island was represented
by the 1'ikcis and Nlxoos, the Hay sent
a comingcni headed by the McDonalds,
the Mines turned out in gratifying numbers, and Courtenay and ihc settlement
rlid nobly. The lull was beauiifly dec-
o ated with pictures, Japanese fan--, evci-
greens, wide bands of ninny colored silLs
with which (he ceiling was draped, and
gorgeous Chinese lanterns. Queen Victoria looked down fnm'thc will's wiih
mn placent smile. Tl c co Minit.ec cx.n>
s -teil of Mrs. Matt Piercy Mis. Robe t
Graham, Miss Kirb -, 1 nd Messrs Robin:,
and H illiday worked hard .md arc to be
congratulated upon tlie signal success
which crownc 1 their efforts.
Soda Works  Changed  Hands.
For about two years Mr. Louis Lawrence of Nanaitno has had a branch of
his Soda Wat-tr ami Boiling Woiks at
this place in charge of Mr. David Jones,
who by sirict attention lo business built
up a very good business. Mr. Jones
purchased thc business, good will .ind
works, ano having made money for his
employer will, now, doubtless be able to
make money for himself. He has all the
elements of success��� industry, integrity,
urbanilv, enterprise, sobriety and push.
He will introduce, from lime to time,
whatever in his line, the trade demands,
and as this is a growing district, the business will become very Important, We
heartily congratulate Mr. Jones upon
having established himself in business,
in his own behalf, and wish him every
Sunbeam Lodge Election.
At thc meeting of Sunbeam Lodge,
C. O. O. F. on March 2btie following of
ficers were elected for thc ensuing term:
P.N.G - W. Duncan; G.N.- J. W. McCann; V. G.��� J, Miller; Sec'y��� J. B.
Bennett; Treas.- W. E. Harm Mon; Cun
duci��r-* Harry I'iercy; Warden��� Ja��.
Piercy.��� Installation will be held on
the 9th inst,
Local Brevities
Mrs Geo. Roe was a passenger on the
Juan on Friuu) lur Nanaimo.
If jou want a good suit for $28 or upwards call at Auidiiis,  Union.
Mr. Sam. J. Piercy went bebw on last
Friday's steamer.
Dr. Westwood was among the passengers on the Joan Frid.iy. He visited
Victoria ana is expectea back today.
Mrs Willemar and her two youngest
children took the steamer Joan on Friday lor Nanaimo.
Mr. David Jones went on a business
trip to Victoria during tSe past week-
expected to reium today.
Gents furnishing goods are going oft
like hui cakes at Aurams. Cause why?
Selling al cost.
For SALE.���One new milch's cow with
calf two weeks old. Enquire of E Phillips, Grantham.
The K. ol P. hall has been kindly given
for the use of the Rag Ball in aid of ttie
building fund 01 St. Peter's church.
The mail at Courtenay closes on Thur**-.
day promptly at 6 p. m. and the money
order department at 5 p. in. on same day
Tom Graham, brother of the genial
proprietor ol the Courtenay House, came
up on the Joan Wednesday. He is now
up at Matt. Piercy's.
The ladies would do well to inspect the
spring stock of hats, bonnets' and milliner) goods at Sloan & Scott's. See their
Mr. L. Lawrence of Nanaimo was up
here Wednesday and Thursday to close
the arrangements for the transfer of thc
Soda Water Works lo Mr. David Jonis.
Olive Dingwall and Thos Parkin, two
pupils of Puntiedge school have passed
the entrance examination of the Hij-,h
Notice the advertisement of sale of
lots of Garvin's ranch, Baynes' Sound.
Terms easy, title perfect.
(j. F. Drabble, sole agent
Thc report of Puntiedge School, J. It.
Bennett, teacher, for March shows 40
pupils enrolled��� 18 hoys and 22 girls.
Average attend'nice 33.25; total attendance. 665.
There will be a Rag Ball at K. of I'.
Hall, Comox, on the evening ol the 2nd
day of May, 1804, in aid of the Building
Fund uf hi. PeteTs church of lhat place.
More particulars next week.
We understand there is to be what
may be called a 1 rst dance at Howe's
Hotel at Hayne Sound, this Wednesday
evening'and it is expected to be a dazzling success.
The party which went uo to Kingcooie
Inlet hist fall have returned well plca-d.
They report the winter mild and but little rain. They will go up again in about
three weeks taking itock, implements and
Aaron Lurch of G. A. McBain & Co.,
Nanaimo was here Thursday. He s.v.s
he has seen considerable of Biitish Columbia during thc last four months and
that we have got a better thing of it
(meaning limes) than he has seen anywhere else.
Cabals were common in the darly days
and now in countries where thc stiletto
is a political power, hut that a cabal
should appear in Comox in this year of
Our Lord 1894 is a rude anachronism
which carries us back as descendenis of
Englishmen, to evil days, and may well
alarm honest men.
Th s Bav must bear the obloquy of having Kiven birth to thc Cabal. We know-
there are many good men there who
m'-t dispise it.
T *ey should unite to wipe out thc
st tin, and redeem the fair tame of their
beautiful village.
The Chinese feasted their dead .it the
Forct Hill cemetery on thc Union road
last Stmd.iv. They went out in large
numbers, taking along pigs, cigars, etc.
At the cemetery they spend out their refreshments upon the graves, and then
after waiting awhile for the dead to feast
ihey fell to and finished in short meter
what was left.
The Cabal would array the people of
Comox valley against the Dunsmuir-*,
lheir powerful and friendly neighbor,
whose enterprise is giving us a magnificent market and bringing a prosperity
greater ihan exists in any other section
ofthe Province, Are we mad that we
should listen to lhe proposals of the cabal?
On Frid.iy a'icrnonn at Puntiedge
school lhe diplomas for passing examination for the High School pere presented
hy the teacher, J. II. Dennett to the successful scho'nrs, There was quite a
gathering of the parents. Rev Mr. Wll-
lemar and Mr. Wm llarmsiot* made a
few appropriate remarks, It was very
Interesting occasion.
There was an old fashioned logging
bee on Dan Stewart's plate last Friday.
Jim Graham had a contract for clearing
a few acres there and thc bee was in hi*
interest. About three first class teams
and twenty men were in thc bee which
was quite successful, about 5 acres being
logged up. Jim did the handsome thing
cm refreshments and the "bee" was a
pleasant and successful affair.
-Have nothing lo do with the secret po-
111 leal cabal. Men who can't work openly are not to be trusted. Keep away
from ihe dark lantern crowd. Don't be
gulled by monumental lies on the hope
of a railroad backed by the man in the
moon anil 1 tic Secret Conclave. It's another land hooniing scheme, as unsubstantial as a dream. It won't bear the
Mr. K. Crant and wife came down
from Union on Monday m move inio
their new residence just finished on Bay
View Heights. The first mite or two of
the ruad is covered with ice and is very
rough. Mrs Grant has been in delicate
health for some time, and lhe jolting was
too much, producing a fainting spell
which greatly alarmed her husband and
immediate friends. She was taken to
the Riverside Hotel and physicians summoned. She passed the following night
better than expected and is improving.
And unless she meets with some unexpec
ted relapsr, will soon br, friends will be
glad to learn, able to be about as usual. AGRICULTURAL.
Green Bone For Poultry.
fireen bone contains the natural juices,
and ia not only soluble, but id a food. It
contains limo for the -shell ot the egg,
nitrogen for tha while, a proportion of oil
���ui 1 fat, nnd also serves as a grit. There is
tint inn.; which cau ap'iro'tcli il as food for
poultry, so far as & combination of excellent materials tor eg>* formation ia concerned.
Bear in mind that though we alao recommend ground bone.tltet*'* is quite a ditl'erence
between green cut bone and ground bone.
The one is ground, whito llie other mustbe
cut with knives, Tho green bone contains
alio adhering meat, ami combincj flesh and
bone forming elements whiah make the
complete chick, ti round hone becomes hard
au.l brittle, lutving loat the natural solvent*
by evaporation : but green bone ia readily
dissolved when eaten, and is also the most
economical of all foods.
A pound of cut bono will bo an excellent
allowance for sixteen hens, or an ounce for
each li-'ti per day. Tats is cheaper than
corn, uud has lhe advantage of containing
more egg-producing food ihan corn. A
pound of bone will give as good results as
lour pounds of corn, but wi do not infer
that nothing but bones should bo allowed,
(iivc grain uud green food, but make the
green bonu a part of the rution also.
It you have no bouO'CUtter, then you aro
in the prediuamont of the farmer who has
nn plow. 'J lie bone-culler may cost you a
Ilttlo at lirst, but as it ii made of iron, and
will last For yearn, it aoon repays all that is
expomleil iu that direction. Bone-cutters
ure often advertised in journals, antl aa
lhey aro now improved to the highest capacity, ono cannot fail to get more than the
ci>Ht. We simply make iliia Btatemont in
order to reply to some of tho readers who
occasionally iii'juiro in
cutter*. Now, us wu at.
found tlie hone-mill witli
Ons grinds dry bono
green bone. Itis very
green bone, but it can be
Then there is the men
uti* of the bone. Wheu
with a complete ration
bono is allowed the hem
come over fat, aa they wil
is more suitable. Any tl
cgg-i is cheap. Corn at
is not cheap food if 0113
Hone-cutters Will also
roots. They will even
what you should have fi
them lay is the fresh, iii
butcher, and cut then
them into food for hi
droppings will then alai
and the youug stock wi.
ly. .
Wo   have uaed  bone]
state, for our   part,
that we could not buy
not sell the ones we Imv!
cost, '-.tul tlio liens have long   ago paid   ub
llie coat by laying moro eggs.
Winter Watir-Trkgh.
When the birds drink, and their wattles
are dipped in tho water, there is a liability
of the wattles being frozen, the consequence
being that they ciuae great pain to the
bird. It Iiuh long been a problem how to
avoid thia dilliculty. The use of drinking-
fountains prevented frozen wattles as long
as they remained in'nct, but as suoh fountains- are of earthenwure they are often
broken by the frost, and hence some
substitute must be reaorted to. Wo present
in this issue an ordinary wooden trough
covered on the top,   with  openings not
larger thun an inch or two in diameter, so
tint the birds can only insert their beaks
to drink. The trough may ho filled and
emptied through these openings, and lho
troughs should bo kept tilled with water,
or the birds will not bo ablu to reach the
water level. The aame arrangement may
be uied for chicks, only the troughs should
be smaller. Tliese troughs can be made at
11 amall cost. If preferred, the top may be
movable, or can be lifted up, a heavy etono
being placed on it to hold it in place. It
will save much pain and suffering to the
Gleanings From the Oow Stable*
King tho nose of even the "safe" bull.
If your dairy liaa nu pedigree,start one at
Tho cow with a rutlled tomper will yield
poor milk.
All *��� tmw and no hay will turn a bright
be fcr into a dull cow.
A dirty strainer reflects as badly on the
milker uboh her who washes it.
A good way to choke a valuable cow is to
feed her uncut vegetables.
Too much carbonaceous food in tho dairy
will make fat beef faster than butter fat.
A cow that begins tn losu flesh before the
winter is gone will bo "spring poor" by tbe
iininh of May.
]).-> not let tlio milk get cold beforo it j
carried from the milking stable to the duiry
house to bo strained.
Givo the animals plenty of room in the
Htable in which to lie down, if you would
make them comfortable,
Sawdust in the manure heap represents
so muoh inert matter ; laud plaater is an
ubsot bmit thul is also a fertilizer.
To feed eoonoinleally,andyetiufilolently,
til**! the cows only what they will eat up
dean, Trying to stuff thom beyond this
limit will result in loan and not gain.
Do not feed the hay down to tho bare
1 oartls in '-he mow over lho stable j for if
you do the ingress of cold air from this
source will result in u venublo exposure 10
your dairy.
Think twice before you go into tlio busi
nesi of ruining veal calves by lulling thum
suckle their dams. Tho system will have a
demoralizing ellect on tho dairy, offsetting
the temporary gain.
Utilize the Straw-
On many farms the great excess of straw
above the real needs ot the farm makes it
important that every poasible melhodshnidd
ho utilized for turning it to somo profit.
Ilurning straw simply to get it out of the
way ia too great a wnste. If thero is no
market for it many ways can he found fur
employing it on the farm so that it will ho
of some advantage, .Straw ia vegetable
material, and it is this whicli much of our
luud most lacks. How to get it back to llie
land in tlio form of plant-food Is a matter
to bo considered. If all tha straw cannot
hi used as boddlng for atock, which ia
probably l ho easiest and best way of returning it to the soil, it is a good pi in to spread
Bomcofit nut iu tho yard whore tho animals stand during the day timo. Their
sharp hoofs cut the stalks into small pieces
and tramp them into u pulpy mass. When
tho straw gets pretty woll trampled to
pieces in tlie yard a light layer of dirk
soil or leaf m'-uld.from tho woods should bo
sproad over it. The dirt ia rich in plant
food, and by tramping the straw into il
very fair manure it made. Hy successively
repeating this operation every month
through tho winter (he straw will decompose and be ready for use on tha land in
About the Farm.
It is a great deal easier to do work when
it ought to be done than to let it get even a
day behind.    Kvery day brings ita duties
led by circumstances to po3tnano them, tomorrow we must work harder aud longer
to catch up. __
It pays to be careful in little things on
the farm as wull as anywhere else. Kvery
hushel of com is made up of separate ears.
Kach one wasted makes the basket bo muoh
the lighter. Oa many farms hundred.** of
dollars are lost for want of a little care.
" Many a micklemakesa muckle."
The man who has time to sit by the stove
iu the village grocery while his cattle are
shifting for themselves on the hill, working
for dear life to get a nibble oi frosted grass
to keep them alive, ia the one who blames
" the government" because times are hard,
and he has not money enough to pay for the
This world is aa good a world as I ever
expect to live in. 1 try to m ike the best
of it as I go. The most unprofitable thing
any one can do ia to complain and find fault
with hia surrounding-i. His duty ia to rise
up and bring things to him instead of waiting for them to come.
���Success is a wary thing. It can't bo
caught with chaff, nor by silting and waiting for it accidentally to pass our way. He
who Beeks it must bait hii hook with good,
honest bait, and rise up early in the morning to drop his line in tho stream of fathful
endeavor. The real wishes ami needs of
humanity must be known,
Tnere are very few farmers vho cannot
raise a few hugs with profit. It must be
rcmombored thut good pasturage is tho secret
of succesB with them.
Here is a question which it may pay you
to considor seriously. Is there any way in
which you can   grow ��2U0 worth of farm
firoducts with leas labor, less capital and
letter profit than by raising a tirst-clus*.
draft horse?
During tho past year   the flocks of the
United States have increased hy a million
product by
ba hard to
tributed to this
oil" for having
i'tighs moro a
ics tho eastern
nave deop ker-
as flint and the
igh so heavily,
,t reason to in-
.ttention to the
Is being an item
lookod after. A
horso about as
It is true that a
iled by defective
y not being kept
uat not let your
ion sense. Some
lire to produce a
nish, withoutany
e marc is of no
This cannot be
done, and the sooner you make up your
mind to it the better.
Here is one of the points of profit in
growing horses: From the age ot two and
a half yenrs a well bred colt, properly fed
and bandied, should be able to do enough
work about the farm to pay for his koep���
no*, heavy work, but light work which is
just sufficient to give him the needed exer-
Never keep an old horse on the farm*
When a horse gets to be eight or nino
years old dispose of it, At that age a
horse will always bring nearly as much
a young ono, and -sometimes more. It
costs more to keep old horses, and they do
not work as faat aa young ones. It never
pays to keep any sort of st ock after it
begins to go down hill.
Thc desire for good, lean pork, instead
of so muoh fat, liaa put many people to
considerins how tho supply may bo increased. Keep 'the young pigs" as long as
possible on grass, feed skim miik and bran
and no corn. Wheu the bodies or frames
ure growu give them oatmeal and rye,
ground entire, mixed with bran, putting
in twice as much bran as rye. Keep up a
vegetable and apple diet, and allow them
to eat all the grass they will, A littio
corn may bo fed toward the end. Pork
made in this way will bo tender and
juicy. The fat is something mora than
lard; It is meat, with the grain aud substance of meat.
Gallnnt He-ccue at ihe Crew or (lie Marin
Lnail) JB a f�� rrllile Hen.
On Saturday a lifeboat rescue was effected
oir Liverpool, Kngland., which conclusively
proves the superiority of the titeam lifeboats
compared with the old-fashioned sail and
oar boats, A correspondent of the Chronicle had an interview with the captain of
the Now Brighton lifeboat, Captain William Martin, with aomo dilliculty, for tho
captain is one of thoso men who ure strongly averse to speaking of their own deeds,
Captain Martin said that they K*-t signals
about half-past eight in tho morning that
a vessel was ashore on Taylor's Jtank. Tho
orow was mustered, and tliey started about
nino o'clock for tho wreck, whioh was near
the Formby lightship, about flight miles off.
There was a strong wind blowiug, and the
sea waB very rough, with a lot of broken
water about the shallow sandbanks which
are at tho mouth of the Meraey. Upon
approaching the wreck they saw the Liverpool boat nud the tug, Capt, Martin made
a bee-line for the wreck, straight across
the bank, through the rough and broken
water. .Sho was lying with her nose to the
land, consequently there was no lee under
which to shelter. They mado fast with a
lino, and with aome little dilliculty got tho
shipwrecked crew safely into tho lifobuat.
"So you saved tliein all?" usked the
" A crew of six wore there, and a dog,"
added Captain Martin, with a smile ; "don't
forget tho dog." They then steamed hack
to Wew Brighton, an I the crew of tin
" Maria Lamb " wero sent to  Liverpool.
Captain Martin apeakh wiih enthusiasm
of tho behavior of the " Duko of Northumberland," This h the tirst lime she has
lieen engaged iu nctunl sorvk-u and she
fulfilled every expectation.
"Steam lifeboats," he said, "must be
the boats of the future. We can go straight
for anything with steam, and not waste
time boating about for a position lo run
down. Suppose you miss your mark with
a sailing boat, you have all tho ground to
go over again, whereas with a steamhoatall
that ia waved. What we want here is
a boat with a smaller draught, so that we
ean go over the shallow bank*-. Our
present draught ia about four feet, but
with a smaller draught wc could go anywhere,"
" Von might add," said au old lifeboat
man who slood nour by, "lhnt not half
the coxswain* in the country would have
ilnne what Hill Martin here has done,
and thut is run straight across a bank with
a heavy sea on, and through water with
only a foot of water under his keel. I
havo beon out seventeen times, and I know
Tho correspondent concurred, and congratulated Captain Martin nn the successful firat appearance of "Thfl Duko," and
bado him good-bye.
saw mm IN HIS BED.
A Maiician Telia ofa very   Unpleasant
Adventure in India-
lit Thiukit It Was the Clever Trick oM4
Fakir, Uul   Cauaol Tell Hew It Was
11 had been in India a number of times
and had visited all the principal cities,"
says Magician Kellar, " when In 1883 I
foand myself in tho pretty city of Luck-
now, I had been iu the city long enough
to have acquired the ennui of the people
and was falling easily into their listless luxur-
ious ways,when one morning this adventure
befell mo and caused me to all at onoe lose
all that sense of serene and peaceful quiet
that 1 had boforo possessed. In India in
the summer season it is too hot to sleep
upon mattresses or under much bed clothing. In iny room in the neat little bungalow where 1 was stopping I had a bamboo
couch without a mattress, and my only
covering was a linen sheet. I had rested
there in comfort for many nights, and was
just about lo arise one morning when a
Hindoo fakir entered the door. Ho was a
tall, lank, aolemn-visagod individual, und
salaamed profoundly as ho entered. I sat
up on the edge of my cot to get a good
look at hiin and asked what he wanted. He
looked at 1110 an instant and then --lowly
drew from his brcuoh cloth a small reed
"'Heap big snake in snhih'a bed," ho
ejaculated in the aamo calm, unruflled
"'.Snakes in my bed!'' I yollod, as 1
bounded to the floor with visions of wi ith
ing, hissing cobras in my mind. 'Snake
VV here!'
" 'In sahib's ted���heap snake,' the rogue
replied as ho rdowly rolea ed a small earth*
enwaie pot or jar from his girdle. Then he
phi'.'od the reed pipo 1.0 his lips and proceeded to extract from it tbo most painful
music I ever listened to. Serpents galore
would havo boen welcome if that music
could have been banished, I thought, but
aa I watched tho bed my sentiments underwent a rapid change.
"In the middle of the couch, underneath
tho sheet, I saw something moving. The
sheet became elevated in a conical form and
there was a
mssma ANDsrirmo
underneath that male my blood run cold
Then thore emerged from the covering
the slimy, horrible head ofa monster cobra
that wasn't an inch less than eight feet
long, and slowly slid from the bed and
coiled himself upon the floor. I stood looking at him with my oyes bulging with
"The doleful, seductive, plaintive strain
nf the pipe continued and the head of the
monster slowly arose to a .level with the
cot. His hood began to swell and he
showed every sign of intense anger. The
weird music grew faster and faster and the
oscillating motion of the serpent's head
kept time to it. The little pipe shrieked
and thu fakir waa perspiring from every
pore. His eyes wero bulging from hiB head
and hiB faot was keeping double time to his
piping. Shriller and more penetrating
grew the notes, until of a sudden they became again plaintive and sad; the time was
slower, tho tune sweet and harmonious.
The motions of the monster's head were
slower andslowor,and then the fakir's hand
stole quickly to his side. A sword leaped
out, there was a flash, a glint of steel, and
the cobra's head rolled upon the lloor, while
the dismembered body thrashed itself about
the apartment, I staggered to tho dr.or,
almost overcome by nervous strain, acd the
ordeal was over, The muttered backsheesh
of the fakir waa generously responded to,
you may be suie, and he left my bungalow,
leaving only tho severed head and body of
the cobra aa reminders of the scene thtough
which I had passed.
"How was it done? vljdou't know. I
never knew whether thut scoundrel brought
the snake in wilh bim or not, hut while he
was playing I saw lumjcrowding another
cobra, as big as the firat, iuto that little
earthern pot which ho carried at hi
girdle,1' _
Gave All He Ha I
Willi a quick, nervous move nent he
brushed the leonine locks from Iih brow.
"My only thought," he exclaim ad, passionately, "is of thee."
2'Sho was radiant,
"How generous of you," sho or,Old,
"when you havo but one."
One Worse-
Walts-���"If there is anyone I detest from
my inmost smil it is tho chumpal tbo opera
who keeps time to the music wilh his feot,"
Potts ���"He isn't half a- bud as l he follow
Leprosy in fniu*
It has often been popularly said thnt fhh
eating is a main cause of leprosy, and some
scientific men hold the opinion that listi
introduce the bacillus into the stomach, or
stimulate it to activity when it already
resides in the tisanes. Against this theory,
popular and scientific, there aro tlio facts
that no bacilli have been discovered in fish;
tint castes whioh never touch fish furnish
their duo contingents of lepers, and that
the disease is not more rife in districts bordered by the sea and by largo rivers thin
anywhere else. On the other hnndjeprosy
is common in hill tract-*,whero Bah is a very
rare article of food.
Mr. 0. Conybearo, who some time ago
was apprehensive that leprosy was clue to
tbe high price of salt, will be muoh relieved
to hear that, by statistics to which no
exception can betaken on the ground of
inaccuracy, the consumption of salt js
shown to be twice as great ua the increase
of tho population in twenty years; thst
the Ryot spends on salt about ono penny a
month for each cf his family, and that if
there bus been any perceptible addition to
tho number of lepers it has occurred in provinces whero the price of salt bus fallen.
Other alleged causes are mentioned, to be
Bu-mnarily and contemptuously dismissed.
Water, opium, and mosquitoes have eaoh
in turn been made responsible. Now, the
bacillus has never been found in water,
though the Commissioners fn vain analyzed the water of a filthy tank jn which
crowds of lepers bathed. Premature mar*
riagee and the consumption of opium are not
to blame, and if mosquitoes or flies could
oommuniuato the disease after they had
suckled the blood of any lepers, Calcutta,
where these little pests abound and murder
sleep, should be a perfect leper asylum.
On the question of infection and contagion the report on " Leprosy in India" affirms that, "1 hough leprosy may be considered un infective disease, caused by a speei
Iiu haullm*, and also to some extonta
contagious disease," itis not actively or
usually diffused iu this way. Again, one
might imagine thut leprosy must be hereditary. This assertion, it not absolutely disproved, is hy no means certain.
Many lepers arc sterile. There is no
evidence that the marriage of lepers with
lepers or wiih non-leprous women always
dill Hies tho disease. Ihe children of lepera
are often short-lived, and, as fur as returns
can bo deponded on, there is never moro on
an average than a couple of children to each
murriuge of lepers.
courAS ��.
The annual meeting of the shareholders
of the above Company was held at Its offices
at Toronto on Thursday, 22nd February,
1894. Mr. A. M, Smith, president, occupied
the chair, and Mr. J. J. Jenny, managing
director, was appointed to act as secretary
to the meeting. Tbe secretary read the
The Directors have pleasure in presenting
herewith tbe forty-third annual report of
the Company, with revenue and expenditure, and profit and loss accounts, fcr the
year ending 31st December last, and statement of assets and liabilities ut the olose of
the year.
Iu conformity with the resolutions passed
at the special meeting of shareholders held
on the 22ml of February last, the paid-up
capital of the Company has been increased
to $1,000,000, and the total cash assets now
amount to *2,412, o4'2.03.
In regard to the business transacted during the year, it will be noted that the
premium income shows a moderate increase
over that of 1802 ; but, while the rates of
premium obtained have, as a rule, been
such as, judging by past experience, would
have beeu ample to yield a fair profit in an
ordinary year, they havo not proved sullicient to meet the exceptional fosses which
this Company���in common with others doing business in Canada and the United
States���has sustained during 1893. Your
Direators consider, however, that the causes
to whioh no inconsiderable proportion of
tho exceaBivo destruction of proporty by tii e
during the past twelve months is attributable may be regarded as of a transitory
nature ; while its effects aro likely to be
experienced in succeeding years in the
maintenance of adequate rates to fully reimburse companies for .the loiaei they have
sustained. The experience of this Company in tho past, as will be seen by a
reference to its annual reports, confirms
this opinion, and at the same time demon-
st rites the wisdom of accumulating in prosperous times an ample reserve to meet the
demands of adverse years. In this connection, it may not be out of place to refer here
to the fact that from the earnings of the fivo
years preceding the one under review we
nave Loon able after paying dividends at
the rate of ten per cent per annum to carry
$,'11.5,000 to our reserve fund ; and although
in a business such as that we aro engaged
iu, no reliable forecast  can be made of the
Erobable outcome of auy one year, your
directors feel that they have every reason
to anticipate that the future experience of
the Company will prove at least as favourable as its record in the past.
The Directors feel lhat the thanks of the
shareholders are due to the officers aud
agents of the Company for their work in a
year which has been a particularly trying
one to all concerned.
Revenue* account-
Total Income   82,tJ!5,808 03
Expenditure (including appropriation for ull losses roported    to   Hint    December,
���   1893)  2.12(1,778 98
Total uasots 'J.412,012 (1:1
ReseiTfl fund  1.090,010 iw
Surplus (or policy-holders 2,iKM,03ii 58
If the'i* aro neglected, or if we are compel-   who tries to keop time and can't,"
A Ramirkibh Metsor-
The following letter from the Irish Astronomer-Royal Is published :���" Duiisbik
Observatory, County Dublin,���Sir,���A vory
remarkable meteor was observed hore on
Thursday, in full sunshine, within three
minutes of noon, I was looking towards
the east whon it suddenly burst into view
with an intense brilliance, and shone out
againat the cloudloss blue sky with n greenish motalic lustre. It fell in a vertical direction, an nearly aa I could judge, und first
appeared ut an altitude of v.'5 degrees, and
'lesconded rnpidly until it disappeared nt a
It eight of about f> degrees, behind some trees.
In shape it rojembled a very elongated
pear, Iikii uinat fireballs of thu sort. It
emitttid no visible sparks, and disappeared
quito noiaelescly. The time of tho occurrence was 1*J hours 2S minutes mean (ircon-
wii-h time. As I find, it haa been Been by a
largo number of people in Ireland, notwithstanding tho bright sunshine which
pi-cvniled generally at tho tlmo, and has
been noted from places as far apart as
Ballinsloe and Shrewsbury, it woidd be
very inleresting to ascertain whether it
has been aeen further east. An observation
of the apparent altitude and bearing of the
object wonld be most valuable, and all bucIi
observations, rough, ought to be received,
������I mn, sir, your obedient Bervuiit, Arthur
A. I.nmbaat, Royal Astronomer of Ireland.1'
The President, in moving the adoption of
tho Report, said :���
In the reportyou have just heard  read,
the Directors have placed before the shareholders what 1 think must be regarded  aa
a clear and intelligible  statement  of   the
transactions of the Company  for the past
year and of its financial conditions  at the
close of 1893.   We have referred to the experience of the Company for the post and to
our anticipations for the future and briefly
alluded to the exceptional conditions which
have prevailed   throughout  the  financial
aud commercMl world ;   but  it  tiuy  not
be inappropriate   for  mn  to  extend  my
observations   somewhat,  and   call  your
attention for a fow  moments tu the general experience ot companies,   during fie
trying times through which we have passed
in the business in which we are engaged.
Insurance has been called the hand-maiden
of commerce, uml it must be admitted that
without the protection it offers the trade
and commerce of the country would become
paralysed.   Upon thu security afforded by
insurance companies every merchant and
manufacturer  is  largely dependent  and
upon this same protection our banks, loan
companies and other financial institutions
rely for immunity from tho risk   of loss by
tire and marine cisaater- in  fact,   underwriters may be regarded as endorsers, in a
limited sense, of almost every commercial
and financial   transaction uf   the business
community.   With these intimate relations
oxisting, it might naturally be supposed
that insurance companies could not tail to
be affected, in  no slight degree, by  the
disturbed  conditions   prevailing   in   all
branches of trade during 18113, and a fow
extracts from the statements of   the companies   whioh   have  been  published    in
Canada   aud    the    United   States   will
afford    conclusive   evidence    that    this
has  been   the   case.     The   thirty-seven
companies     licensed    by    the    Dominion Government to do business in Canada
report total premium receipts for the year
of $0,7-10.1)58, and total losses of $4,970,3(1(1,
a ratio of losses to premiums ot 73 3-4 per
cent,, or 12 per cent, in excess of tho average ratio of the picceding six years ; ond
in the United States, although   the total
figures of all tbe companies dofng business
there havo not yet been compiled, we find
in the report just issued by the New York
State Superintendent of Insurance unques
tionable evidence that the business of ih.
country lias bsen done  at a considerable
loss to the companies. This report embrace-!
the statements or one hundred and twenty-
eight American and foreign companies doing
tiie and marine   business  in   the Unitod
States and  shows a shrinkage  of nearly
$10,000,000 in the combined surplus funds
of  theso companies  compared   with that
which lhey had a year ago, duo to  the
extraordinary losses of the past year, aud
to the decline in the market value of many
of their assets.
Turning from those figures to our own
experience, we find that our loos ratio in
Canada is nearly 10 per oent. below the
averago of the companies as a whole, and
that in the United Siatea wo compare
favourably with the American and foreign
companies doing business there. 1 feel,
therefore, that 1 may sum up the result of
our year's business by saying that, comparatively Bpeaking, we regard it as a
favourable onc, when we consider iho gen-
-)ral experience as demonstrated by the
figures I have quoted.
In presenting the last Annual Report to
the share holders a year ago, I pointed out
that in tho preceding twenty-seven yiais
during which I had had the honor of occupying a seat at this Board we had, notwithstanding the adverse experience of
several years in which expenditure exceeded income, been able, out of the earnings
Of the business, to pay $1,015,000 in dividends to shareholders, and to carry nearly
9900,000 to our Reserve Fund ; and lief on
resuming my seat it may be well for me to
elate briefly the|grounds upon whioh the
Directors'baso tlie opinions expressed in
their Report, that at least an equally
favourable record may reasonably be looked
for iu the future.     ���
First, let me say that our business is sib
ject to elements largely beyond human control, as well as sensitive to the fluctuation,
anil disturbances of the commercial worlde
and thnt we cannotr reduce it to nny thing
like an exact science, nor estimate, with
any degree of certainty, the Iubscs which
ure likely to occur In any one year. Nevertheless, the history of fire insurance sIiowf
���aid our own records confirm this���that,
notwithstanding the fact that we occasionally moot years which are liable to upset
our cnl-illations as to rates which should
yield a profit, if we take a period (say of
five or ten years) sullicient to equalize
fluctuations such as I huve referred to, we
find that the premiums are sullicient to
yield a profit to tho companies, after
paying all losses and expenses. Further,
we believe that the present rates of
premium, speaking generally, are such as
are likely to prove remunerative, and that
with these maintained, as they doubtless
will be, and a return to anything like a
normal fire record, companies will be reimbursed for the losses of 1893 : and I am glad
to be in a position to say that during the
past few months losses have steadily diminished, and that thus f&r in the present
year we have nothing to complain of in this
respect. Our confidence in the future is
also largely based upon the present strong
financial condition of the Company, possessing, as it does, cash assets of upwards of
$2,400,000,which must continue to command
for it a liberal share of the bebt business of
this continent.
The Vice-President seconded the adoption of the Report, which was carried unanimously, and a cordial vote of thanks
was passed to the President and Heard of
Directors for their services uud attention
to the interests of the Company during the
past year.
Tho election of Directors for the ensuing
year was then proojeded with, and resulted
in the unanimous re-elcciion of the old
Hoard, vi/.:��� Messrs. A. M. Smith, (loori-e
A. Cox, Hon. 9. C. Wood, Itobt, lieaty,
(-. R. It. Cookburn.M. P.,GeorgoMcMur-
rich, H. N. Haird, W. R, BrooR, nud J, J.
At a meeting of tho Hoard of Directors,
held subsequently, Mr.A. M. Smith wai
re-elected President, and Mr. George A.
Cox Vice-President, for the ensuing year.
Tiu* Hangers Whivli Beset Tliese
Sturdy Toilers.
Recent Events Kern 11 aa   Ar-Mrnl  That
���Tnim-il lenrs or Pain nnd 8iiiri*Tlng
Howlhe Victim Hegalnrri Health and
It react h.
Mr. James Fitzgerald, a prosperous
and rcspeoted merchant of Victoria
Road, a pretty little village in Victoria
County, has for year*) suffered from the
effects of a peculiar accident which happened bim while in a lumber camp, lo
a reporter of the Lindsay Pest, Mr.
Fitzgerald said that when a boy in hiB
teens ho had a strong desire to spend a
season in a lumber oamp, aud prevailed
upon liU parents to let him join a parly
of young men who wero leaving for the
wooes fifty miles distant. It proved, for
him, an unfortunate trip. One day while
he was binding on a load of logs, the
binding pole broke and he received a
heavy blow on the e.bow of the right arm.
As there was uo surgeon within fifty miles
nf the camp he was attended to by tho best
means his fellow-workmen could provide.
After a few days, thinking he was all right,
lie went to work again. The oxertion proved
too much, for in a short time the pain returned, ancl continued to get worse every
d i,y, until at last Mr. Fitzgerald was forced
to return home, where he got the best
of care aud medical attendance. This,
however, did not relieve him, as the
pain had become chronic and by this
lime affected ids whole arm, and partially
the right side of his body. He thus suffer-
ed for years, unable to get any relief, hia
arm becoming withered and paralyzed, and
he was forced to give up his farm and try
various light commercial pursuits, and
abandoned all hopo of over Having the arm
restored to usefulness-, in the fall of lft!)2
he wus induced to givo Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills a trial, Mr. Fitzgerald's first order
was half u-dozen boxes, and before these
were gone he began to experience the ben
fioial effect*. The pain from which he had
suffered for eo many years began to lesaon.
Ho procured another supply, and from
that out the improvement wns constant
and rapid, and he not only recovered
the use of his arm, but is enjoying aa
good bodily health ns ho did boforo tho
accident, seventeen yeurs ago. Mr. Fitzgerald feels thut the euro is thorough
und permanent, and as a natural consequence is very warm in his praise of Dr,
Williams' Pink Pills, which have been the
means of benefitting many others in his
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cents a box, or six boxes for $2.50 by
addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co,,
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Refuse all imitations which some unacrup
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profit from their sale.
Closing the Bombay Opium Dens.
Six or seven hundred opium-smokers of
Bombay have beon suddenly deprived of
their habitual indulgence. In accordance
with Sir Joseph Pcaae's motion in Parliament in*April, 1891, the Indian Government has ordered the closing of the opium-
smoking shops in that city. On the day
following this step a large crowd of sallow
and dreamy-eyed natives are reported to
have assembled at tho custom-house clamouring in vain for nn interview with Mr.
Campbell, the collector.
After some difficulty they woro got rid
of on a promise that if thoy would put
their views into writing the paper would
bo forwarded to the proper quarter, Tliey
left, however, threatening to evade the
edict by establishing opium-smoking clubs,
and many of tho malcontents afterwards
continued to waylay Mr. Campbell ns ho
was getting into his carriage and made to
him piteous nppeals. Some of the older
smokers, it is said, "wept copiously" ami
nuked why the "sidar" wanted to deprive
ihem of "the only little luxury that was
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Wliou it Happened-
In a civil action on money matters lhe
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"��es," was tho reply.
Ah," exclaimed the counsel, "I thougl t
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that happen T"
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Woman���"Thought I wouldn't remember
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Diogenes never went a-fishine,never stole
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looking-glossos for, Charley!"
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wasn't he, dimmier" Jimmie���"Yes; but
near aa 1 can remember ma did her share of
���Tagson says his neighbor's daughter, who
is learning the piano, cannot bo accused of
fraudulent practice���it'a all sound.
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The forty-third annual report of this
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depressed market they show sn increased
business, and compared to similar instiiu*
linns theirshowingisexcellont. Aflerpayiug
dividends at the rate of ten per cent. $.1)5,-
OHO is carried to reserve fund. Tho report,
which will be found in niiother part of this
pnper, ia worthy of perusal.
Well Snap lied
Don't you want to buy somo combs?
asked the commercial traveler,
"Combs?" echoed tho landlord of tho
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makes you think 1 need any combs ? Didn't
you see that one hangin' in the washroom?
It's been there since before the war and its'
a purty good comb yet."���[N. Y, Mercury.
Here is something from Mr.Fran""
A. Hale, proprietor of the De Witt
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Hotel, Brunswick, Me. Hotel men
meet the world as it comes and goes,
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and things up for what tliey are
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father and several brothers and sisters from Pulmonary Consumption,
aud is himself frequently troubled
with colds, aud he
Hereditary often coughs enough
to make him sick at
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cold of this kind he uses Boschee's
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particular as to the medicine he used.
What is his opinion ? Listen I "I
use nothing but Boschee's German
Syrup, and have advised, 1 presume,
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me that it is the best cough syrup
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A week later Oliver's office-boy, * freckled nnd red-headed youngster by the name
of Ham, changed to Slam by the much-triad
clerks, knocked and announced hoarsely,
"Luly to see yer." He threw auoh meaning in the words, bia bearing and manner
were so full of dark mystery, Oliver almost
expected Mra. do Rsstaud, instead nf Aunt
Haunch. Uo letter had oome from the little
lady of the Troublesome; and that discourtesy sho*��d ahe might almost merit her
connection's condemnation : It waa certain,
ly frivolous to negleot assuring her preserver of her safety. The doctor had bean
especially unpleasant about it. "Vou see,"
ho would aay, "1 told you there were two
sides to every atory ; and the Frenchman
may have hem a much enduring man." The
office-boy dragged a chair near Oliver'* desk,
and with a significant look withdrew.
"It'a either breach er promise or aome
feller wot'a oheatei her on a land deal," he
aaid to the clerks as he shut the door carefully. "1 guess there'a meat in It; for the
boss grinned when ho aee her."
** I liipi you li ive g.iod news, Misa
Patten," Oliver aaid, eagerly.
"If no nowa ia good, I have," aho ans*
wored, withaaigli
fears of her life from thia man Louisa,
handa ?
"Me," aaid Mias Patten, majestically,
"afeard of that raakill! Not a mite. But
I won't have him trailing of me around,and
if the perliae can't atop it my umbrella
will: ao there 1 I won't go into no courtroom for it, either."
" Suppose you search the man," aaid Oliver,smiting. "I will make a charge against
him of carrying concealed weapons."
Louis resisted, with frightful profanity,
but the search waa made.and the result waa
a loaded revolver and an ugly knife.
"A greaser outfit," said a stalwart policeman.
" Vou can keep him in jail a day or two
on thia charge," continued Oliver, " to give
Miss Patten a chance to leave the city. I
tell you on my own account, knowing the
man up at my shooting-place, he ia a danger-1
ou8 character, I had an encounter with
him once, and found him an unpleasant
person to deal with."
Tho exasperated Frenchman waa ledawny,
breathing cursea and defiance, In Oliver'a
gray eyea was a amile of malice that Louis
wall underatood. He had paid up that
rudeness, and the accounts were squared.
There would  be a   debt atill  when Louis
.,   ,   ���    ,     ,    ���     Z'1^0 hear*-/roin Mr'I was free again :   the man who laughs last
Perkins that keeps the depot, and he aaya   -     hf -^ Ju|l now 01|vw WRg deoUm|.
���hn .lis'l linos,   l.lwia,,.   at.      ull        tint*      nn    UTAPal      ,        " ,
ly amused.
" I'm obliged to you, perlice," aaid Misa
Patten, rising, and pinning her ahawl,
" but I don't want you tn think aa I waa
in any mortal fear of De Restaur's hired
man. I wa'nt; for if I can't fight men
with their own weapons of strength I oan
outwit 'etn.���Oood-by, Mr. Oliver ; I'm
aorry my family has brought yon so much
trouble, but I cal'late from now on you've
heored the last of us."
As daya lengthened into weeka, and
weeks into months, without a word from
Hannah Patten or her erratic niece, Oliver
felt the force of her remark. Ho was hurt
and angry. At least they might have sent
him word. De Restaud found his missing
servant on the chain-sang after two days'
incarceration in the city baatile. The mu*
ter blustered a good deal, but finally yielded to reason - certainly thero waa a law
against a man's being a walking arsenal.
Oliver, conscious that threatened men live
long, went calmly about his businesa, often
mooting De Restaud, but neither apoke.
Doctor John frequently discussed the
whereabouts of the "Troublaaoma lady,"
aa he alwaya called her, but Oliver aeldom
spake of her. If, however, a fluffy Syke
terrier ran up to him in tha atreet, he
would look around eagerly, and sometimes
a wave of color would Hood his faoe, while
his heart quickened. If something had
happened to her on the Ions journey
could he ever forgive himself ? He owned,
with a sense of anger, ahe waa senselessly
innocent and strangely familiar: no doubt
ahe had told her atory to everybody on
the train who would listen.
One June day the doctor oame into his
friend's office in a jaunty gray auit with,
immaculate creases and a  general air of
aho ain't been thero at all, nor no word
oome. There wa'n't no mail for me, neith
er. I seen that womanatColoradoSprings;
ahe aays Minny got thore all right, and she
bought her a plaid ulster, a hat, and soma
other things, and Minny and the dog went
by train tho noxt day, anil Minny promised
to writo to her, but hadn't. The only ono
that knowed anything down here was the
ticket-seller, who remembered lior and said
he aold her a ticket for Chicago. She must
have heen afraid her husband wonld ask.
He aaid lota of tho conductors were discharged about that time, and that was why,
moat like, all I interviewed hadn't set oyos
on her."
"Still, it ia almost impossible for a girl
to be loa*. travelling nowadays. Sho probably took elaborato precautions, for fear
De Restaud would follow hei; but if the
dog went along she will be found easy
"lam, as you folks Bay out here," aaid
Miai Patten, grimly, " going on the trail,
and shall watch out most for the dog,which
I know she'll drag around with her. 1 don't
doubt bub I shall find her when that
money's gone, Mr. Oliver: aa I told you,
aho would not appear until it was all spent.
I think it's my dooty to pay you now."
" Don't you think it would be better to
let her settle her owu accounts ? She muat
be taught the value of money someway ;
���nd when you find her, if she is determined
not to go back to her husband you ahould
institute a suit to mako him ���-.count for
her property. They to'd me up in the
mountains he was gotting rid of it rapidly."
" I hain't in general," r,ighed Mias Pat-
ten, " much liking for lawing : folka gits in
jest as rata in a trap, and there ain't much
of a property left when they nit out,���ask*
ing your pardon for being plain-spoken, for
I always apeak my mind.'
" You are a little severe on ua," he
laughed ; " but I should be happy to advise
J-on in any v/ay.and to recommend a young
awyer I know hero who would do well for
yon. Of course under tho circumstances I
myself could do nothing."
" I understand ; and, Mr. Oliver, I'll
apologize again. Till I see that woman to
the Springs I did half think you knowed
where Minny was ; the doctor's joking and
your being a city bachelor, you know, sot
me ag'in you , but here's my hand in
friendship, and I'll send you word if I lind
" Thank you. I shall be clad to know
she in safe ; for sometimes I think I may
have dono wrong in helping her that
" You done right, Mr. Oliver ; and if
���he ahould come to you again,��� asalie might,
having no noose of propriel y,��� you telegraph
me to Newcastle, Maine, and send hor
straight home to mo. I'm going to travel
a bit afore I no home. On account of taking
oare of pa and ma in their old age, I ain't
aeon much of the world, I cal'late even to
stop awhile in Now York, for there was a
Blinn there that married a Blake, and I'll
board with her. Now remember, Mr. Oliver,
she ia a little young thing, and you're old
enough, I tako it, to be her father, and the
world Is a censorious placo. She shan't go
back to him, I'm resolved on that ; and
being a divorced woman is bad enough in
the world, without giving no other reasons
for talk."
"You can trtut mo," ho Bald, soberly;
���nd after ahe was gone he sat long in
thought. He wanted the good opinion of
that grim, honest old maid. She was as
unbending as her owu granito hills, as stern
and bleak to a world of casy>goers. He
imagined duty ruled her always; a wicked
thought crept in then,���how poorly duty
had rewarded her 1 mentally and physically
angular and hard, ruled with an iron rod of
conscience. Yet tho soft little creatures of
curves and beauty like her ungrateful niece
knew nothing of conscience or duty,und tho
world loved them and gavo them its best.
Sam, after a discreet knock, put in hia
tousled head. " Perlice to aee yer, sir," he
said breathlessly,
"Perlice from City Hall,"
Oliver went hastily to tho outer office.
Could ahe be in their hands? What new
horror was tho Troublesome lady to endure* Or was this soma freak of the
Frenchman's? he was capable of any meanness. The two clerks wore looking sideways at tho brawny man in blue, but Sam
gazed in open-mou the 1 admiration, doing
to fires, he felt some days ho muat be a
fireman ; the longing was iut-snso as engines
apod by at lightning f*p��od ; but in a row or
��� deed of mystery how necessary the police,
how high thoir pr.jitioni, whu chances fur
Basing things and driving the crowd, principally amall boys, away t
"Sorry to trouble you s'rt" i-tid tho man,
awkwardly, "hut tlio .ild la ly a.i.i you
was to bj sent fo", a* you 0 mid teitify to
the bid ohir.votor of tho nnn In ohargn,"
" Whit old lady?" aska I Olivur,ihaiply,
muah anno*, ad at tlio nutter.
" Namo Fatten, I think,���a big worn in,
considerable thin. She eumo from your
ollhe, sho and, ami had noticed for days a
black-looking man a-following her, and Bhe
Beea him wai'ing for her in the street. Bo
ahe strolls, oireloja-dlko, towards the City
Hall, sir; right near she see's he's stil
���Iter her, and she turns and grabs him and
rum him in herself, as neat as any of the
force oould 'a' done."
" You don't kuow the man?"
** His face ain't in the gallery, sir," as if
in apology, " but it's black and ugly
enough to be, I'll say that for him. She
tumbled the man down the stops right fn
the Chief's room, and he sent me hero. She
wanted the man arrested for a suspicious
character, bo the Chief sent mo to get your
"I'll go down at ono," said Oliver,
picking up his hat. " I fancy I know the
" I'll walk behind, sir," said the policeman, politely, " for seeing me walking with
you in the direction of the lock-up your
friends might think you was being run in."
At the station, ������.*��� ho enspoated, Oliver
saw the man was Liuii, De Reataud's servant, and black and ugly he was, swearing
to hiinselt in French, but refusing to answer
any questions. Oliver had seen master and
man tho past faw days in Denver, and knew
he himself was under thoir surveillance. He
told tha C'lief that Mis* Patten was
justified iu her proceeding ; the man had a
bad reputation in the North Park, and
had certainly been acting in a suspicious
manner ; the past weak ho had st-en him
watching about the strode. The Chief admitted the man was mt haudsnmo, might
have acted oddly, but there must bo some
charge brought against him. Was the lady
willing to go into ourt and swear she had
fashion and newness quite   dazzling,
"Yon must be going to be married,
laughed Oliver.   "Why thia state?"
"A trip Kast, my boy, I want tc
breathe tho foga of my nativo State, My
lungs are shrivelled up. You never suspected I waa born in Skowhegsn, Maine; I
never told you, it would have been suoh a
background for feeble jokes. Besides,
what man would want to aay he waa born
in a place called Skowhegan? I had to be
born aomewhere, though, and Colorado ia
too young for me. The Achorns are an old
family in Maine, and, though aome of us
call it Aoh-orns, Hike the old way. Pleass
your joke now,���great oaks from littio
acorna   grow."
"I'm too startled, too dazed by your
decision. You haven't been East in fifteen
yeara, to my knowledge/'
"Nover too Into to meud. Besides, I'm
going to Newcastle, I would like to aeo
how the Troublesome lady is, and her aunt,
I like the aunt,���good old New-England
kind, honest aa the day, narrow, perhaps,
but aolid worth. In another generation
those old maids will be as extinct as the
"it does not seem to me the proper thing
to call on them when neither has sent us
any word."
"That's Aunt Hannah, bless her good
heart," tmiled the dootor, "She looks on
you with suspicion, Craig, for Mrs, Minny
is a married woman, and down in Milne
a married woman goes into her tomb
when the aervice ia over, Young girls may
go to dances and other village jollificatlona,
but a married woman's plaoe is at home,
doing the Napoleon act and raising citizens. I like that law, too : it s-ivoa lots of
" Perhapa ; but, remember, Maine is prolific in divorce cases."
"Well, they live too shut in, folks do
down there, ami they are all opinionated
and strong characters, Iwill write you
trom Newcastle, at all events."
Thia Doctor John did after ��� month. The
Inter brought a sense of uneasiness to
Olivor and the conviotiou that, with the
best intentions in the world, he had done a
great wrong. Mrs. Minny had never been
heard from. Miss Patten had been at home
aome weeks at a time during the winter and
bpring, but would go off again, "wanderinglike," Mr, Perkins said, and seemed not
right En her mind. Mra. Perkins took care
of the cat and parrot, and she too affirmed
that Miss Patten was queer and that she
had remarked "it was wrong for dumb
beasts and birds to be housed when her own
dear niece���her only connection���was a
homeless wanderer on the face of the
Mr. de Roataud had also visited Newcastle and interviewed the depot-master,
but ho got no satisfaction, for Mr. Perkins
told Doctor John "he'd knowed Minnv
Patten from the time ahe waa a little girl,
when sho played with his little dead Janie
Ann, antl he wasn't going to toll a black-
looking foreigner whero she was if he knowed," and he took muoh pleasure in mystifying the infuriated husband,
"Daar Craig," the letter ended, "I think
I am gating senile, for I begin to doubt my
best friend. Do you know where Mrs,
Minny is, aud have you known all the time?
I belie vo you (until I know to the contrary)
an honorable mau. I shall think you a
acoundrel if mysuspiolonaahouldbnverified.
At least mako Mrs. de Restaud write to that
poor distracted aunt wandering about tho
world looking for her. It is like uprooting
��� plant to tear an old woman away from her
Oliver wrote a few lines in reply:
" You had hotter return before paresis
seta in : you will be kindly oared for here.
Soberly apeaking, if I were tho man you
suggest, 1 ought to be in the penitentiary.
I assure you I know nothing of Mrs. de
Restaud : I have never heard from her ; the
fact that I a-i-iisted in sending suoh an irresponsible young person adrift in the world
will always be a worriment to me,"
So there were many hearts to he lightened
by Mrs, Minny's appearance j hut of this
sho had no knowledge, Hor lightest momenta would have been saddened if she could
havo aeen a gaunt old woman overeoming a
shuddering horror in some great city aud
then venturing timidly to seo ��� dead face
in the morgue,���an unknown young aud
beautiful, found dead. Nor would Mrs.
Minny have known herself aa pictured by
the trembling lips of that fast-aging old
woman,���" the dearest, prottieat little
thing, and as innocent as a ohild." Truly,
to disappear in thia world ia to leave behind
a trail of broken hearts and long days of
worriment and pain. Sad enough in contrast it is to be among the missing with no
human being left to care, to ask, and to be
buried iu the potter's field,���to have lieen
u bright-eyed baby loved on its mother's
breast, hoped for by her fond imagining,
dreamed of in the great future, and to be the
fulfilment, unclaimed clay.
Mr. Goodwin's Brilliant Snceest-T.ie Car-
��**fr ofthe President or lhe Sticlcly or
A recent cable contained the information
that Mr. (icorge A. Goodwin, a Canadian,
following hiB profession in London, had
boon elfcted president of the Society of
Engineers. Thia distinction is a notable
one, especially in view of the fact that Mr.
ti nod win is not yet 40, and tho honor is one
whioh indicates not only success, but the
possession of gold abilities and tine qualities.
Some information about Mr. Goodwin'*
career will be read with interest,not merely
by hia friends in Canada, but by all who are
pleased in the success of Canadian brains
and Canadian worth, especially as Mr.
Goodwin has been engaged in large engineering operations in every quarter of the
globe. The new president of the Society of
Engineers, who now resides at 28 Victoria
atreet, Loudon, waa born in Montreal in
1854. Ho left Canada at an early age, and
reaeived his education at Paris, London and
Manchester,cuii-pieting hia studies at London, After a five years apprenticeship he
gained in 'S7'> a Whit worth scholarship,
which at that time had a value of ��100 por
annum, and was tenable for three years,
while ho carried nff othor pn/.os at the
end of each year iu hia other examinations.
One of hia first professional engagements
waa In the aervice of Mr. John Fowler, now
Sir John Fowler, Bart., K, C. M. 0., and
there he tilted the important position of
ohief inspector for all tha work aont out to
Covornmont, for whom Sir John is the
consulting engineer. His r.ext engagement
was with tho (Ion. F. C*dogan, of Loudon,
and the Prince de Sagan, of Paria, to carry
out a series of experiments, in tho application of super-heated steam to looomotivo',
which waB dono on tha C. B. railway.
After that ho wan busied with cold air refrigerating machinery, the first oold storage
chambers at tho Victoria docks being bunt
���nd fitted undor his immediate supervision,
as alao the fitting up of several steamers
with similar plant. In 1881 ho started
business as a consulting aud supervising
engineer, which he haa c&rriod on up to
date iu England and the continent with
equal success,
Among tha important works he baa
sinco had charge of is tho construction of
the Eveleigh ruuning shads, a building
with a semi-circular rib roof of 10!) feet
span, and the Eveleigh workshop, with a
hip roof of 80 feet span, 150 feet long, to
say nothing of num-*nnu railway and road
hridgea, A most responsible undertaking
waa one for the Now South Wales Government, whioh included t'le ironwork for the
sewage aqueducts made of wrought iron six
feet in diamotar, with bridges fnr carrying
them, and machinery for a cable traction
station. While in Australia he constructed
��� 720 foot suBpeusion bridge for a private
company. He also superintended the rolling
atock for tho Smyrna and Caesaba railway,
winding and hoisting engines, and air compressors, with regulating valvaa for the
Tranavaal, being a patent of his own, and
having for ita object an automatic gear to
relieve the engine of all work without atop*
ping it or varying its speed. He also acted
as consulting engineer for two companies,
ami ono of his notable achievements was
the fitting up of steamers for carrying frozen meat from Australia and the Falkland
Islands to England, the Selembria, lor the
service from tlio Falkland**, being the largest carrier at that time, having a capacity
of 1,000 tons, equal to 30,000 carcases, with
four cold air machines, eaoh of 70,000 cubic
feet capacity. Among his other extensive
undertakings were tho designing of a sea
Sier for the eastern shores of Asiatic Russ-a,
rawing plana for an extensive installation
of hydraulic power In one of the ohief cities
in the United States, and the superintend.
ence of the major portion of tho superstructure of tho Liverpool overhead railway.
Mr. Goodwin practises as a technical ex*
port in engineering law suits, and haa had
the aolentifio conduct of several important
cases. He is the author of a paper on the
" Relative Merit* of Working Hoisting
Machintry by Steam, Water and Electric-
city," which was prepared for tho Chicago
Engineering Congress, 18011.
On two occasions Mr. Goodwin has act-,
ed as hon.   examiner in   engineering  and
?radical electrical  work   for   tho Crystal
'alace School of Engineering.
He is a member o! thc Institution of Civil
Engineers, and president  af the Socioty of
Untied Shit-'* Government lo Hake an  Ex
perl i��fnl In flie Fnr North.
A Madison, Wis., special says.���A
Madison man has just been selected to go
upon a vory peculiar and interesting, even
romantic,mission. William Kjellman is his
name and he is a young Norwegian of ."4
years���a man who for throe years past has
been working in thia oity aa a carpenter.
Me has a wile and a 3-year-old daughter,
and alt of them will noon bo located at the
uttermost western point of the Amorjjan
continent, surrounded only by nativo Eskimo) and a few Laplanders. Kjellman has
been deputed by the United Slates govern*
ment to go to Lapland, get live or aix Laplander families, and their dogs, then proceed with them to Port Clarence, jutting
out into tho narrowest point of Horing
Strait, there to remain presumably for the
remainder of their days.
The object in transporting Laplanders to
Alaska ia to obtain the benefit of their
knowledge in breeding, developing and
using reindeor.   The  wholo  schainc is  a
f'overnment ventiiro possessing tho greatest
ikelihood of having in it elenniits of the
highest practical utility. At Port Clarence
a little coast fishing is dono, but in tho in*
teriorno industry has ye*, bean established
of any value whatever. To all intents and
purposes the land back from salt water lies
idle and nonproductive, hnd vet it abounds
in lho choicest of food for roiudoer���moss
and other lichens*. Not until within three
years has auy effort been madu lo domesticate reindeer, but tliroo ye:irs ago Dr.
Sheldon Jackson, who, under tho fedoral
bureau of education, has direct ohargo of
the educational and civilizing affairs of tho
government m Aluska,obtaincd an importation of tbe animals from across tho Strait
of Siboria, and now there aro about -Mill of
them in the peninsula. He alao brought
over aome native Siberian** to instruct the
Eskimos in tholr oare, and the experiment
proved fairly successful. The native
Alaskans took to the innovation kindly, but
Ur. Jackson realized that by no means the
fullest measure cf su:cess was being achieved, owing to the general inefficiency of the
imported Siberians in treating the reindeer.
Ho therefore concluded to go to the real
homo of the rein Jeer���Lapland���and secure some of those people to whom a reindeer is horse, cow, sheep an 1 goat all combined,
Only Parti; True.
She had been at the sojside and in the
country all tho summer and autumn, and
her industrious fUncs had been working and
waiting for her during the long, long daya.
Now ahe had returned, and lie had heen
hearing many things of her au I wai aore
" They toll me," ho Baid painfully, " that
you flirted desperately with no less than aix
men this summer."
Hor cheeks flushed and her eyes blazed,
"Who told you that?'' she asked
" Several pecple. It has boen common
talk." Hor anger gave way to sobs.
" O George," shu pleaded, ns she flung
lierBelt on his neck, " it isn't true."
A great load was lifted from his heart.
" No, George,'* she wont on, "it isn't
true ; there were only four,''
A Lsngthy Crusade in Glasgow
Municipal Swimming Baths, Hot Iln Hi*
nmi Wai-hlng-House*--Their Cost and
How Tliey Are Patronlxed.
Twenty years ago Glasgow began a campaign aguiust domestic dirt. The war has
been carried on with some energy, aud the
militant example of the Scotch city has been
imitated by other towns in Great Britain.
Rut after an experience of two decades
Glasgow finds that the plan of campaign
upon which she originally started to carry
the gospel of cleanliness into the
most unclean parts of the town has not been
as efficacious aa ita promoters had hoped,
The drawback seems to have been that the
operations were not sufficiently diffused ,
the forces of soap and water were not divided with sullicient minuteness ; thoy wore
concentrate I at half ��� dozen large centres,
around whioh, within a radius of a quarter
of a mile, a prodigious amount of washing
and scrubbing had been carried on, the
filaces without the radius, however, boing
eft practically untouched. What Glasgow
did waa to establish a system of public
baths and washhouaes. She erected five large
buildings in as many districts of the town.
A doioriptiou of one of those buildings ia a
description of all. The cost of construction
was from 8.1,1.009 to 350,0'.H)on eachodifioe.
The total capital outlay, whioh includes the
cost of land for those fivo baths and wash-
house buildings, haa baen, up to to thu present, something ovor 3000,001. The baths
aro op .'ii from 7 o'clock In the morning till
R..10 at night, except on Sundays, when
Lhey are open for an hour and a half, from
7 a.m. till 8:110 a.m.
Tlie buildings are very substantial. They
would not be Scotch if they were not sub
stantial. The most oonapioious object in
any ofthe bathiiig-liouass is the huge swim-
mingtank. One of these lias a holding
capacity of nearly 103,000 gallons. Itis
75 feet long, 40 feet broad, 0 feet 10 inches
deep at its deep end and 3 feet 0 inches
deep at its shallow ond. Its bottom and
sides are faced with whito glazed tiles. The
water is alwaya maintained at a comfort*
able temperature, so that in the winter as
well as in the summer the baths are much
resorted to.
The bve huge swimming tanks provided
by the municipality accommodated in the
last year 483,718 bathers, Very naturally,
when the temperature of the outdoor air is
high, the baths do their largest businesa.
An outdoor temperature of 70 degrees ia
considered a high one in Glasgow, and
when the mercury marks that figure the
swimming ponds bring in weekly receipts
ot $010. In some cases there are swimming
baths for women aa well aa for men, but
in places where the double accommodation
haa uot been provided certain hours are set
opart for the use of the baths by either sex.
The charge lor admission to tho swimming
ponds is 4 cents for adults and 2 cents for
persona under 1,1 years of age. Packages of
tickets can bo purchased at reduoed rates.
Swimming clubs may ongage one of the big
baths for $1.50 a night. If the club has
more than forty members an additional
charge of 2 cents is made for every person
in excess of that number. In the summer
tho water in tho great baths is changed
daily ; in the winter onoe or twice a week.
In each main building are little rooms separately fitted with tubs for hot baths. The
use of one of these baths can be had for 4
cents, or for 8 cents, according to the accommodation.
The washhouaes which are attached to
tho bathing buildings are worthy the attention of all dwellers in cities, not merely
because the accommodations are provided
by the municipality���they oould bo equally
well provided by private enterprise���but
because they ahow what has been done in
lhe way of supplying a need which exists In
all thickly populated places. A wuahing-
houso consists, first, of a large apartment
divided by low iron partitions into a number of " stalls," eaoh stall beiug provided
with a complete washing apparatus, set
tuba, hot and cold water baths, scrubbing.
boards, soap, etc. Each stall haa ��� sliding
rack whioh can bo pushed into a steam
drying closet extending the entiro length of
the room. Tho washhouse at Townhead ia
tho largest of the lot, containing aaventy.
eight stalls. The smallest houae, that at
Gorbals, has fifty-eight. Tho washhouse
facilities are placed at lho dispoaal of ino
poor women of Glasgow at a charge of 4
conts an hour. Two hours is found to be
tho average timo required by each patron
of the placo,
Now, a notab.'e fact in connection with
the washhouse jb that while the oity pin-
vides ,110 "stalls," thero are only .1,000
families who appear to take advantage of
the accommodation. Each stall ia mod by
nine or ten women in the course of a week.
Twenty hours a week, or less than three
houra per day, is the average demand upon
each stall. Thoro must be a reason why
iho municipal apparatus is not more frequently used. And there is a reason, The
city made tho mistake of building fivo large
establishments instead of a great numbnr
nf small ones. It is proved by experience
that there are few women having a family's
washing to manage who arc inclined to
carry their loads more than a quarter of a
mile from their dwellings and a quarter of
a mile back again. I hia fact has led the
enterprising men of Glasgow to project a
system of small washhouaes scattered
throughout tho city, perhapa one to eaoh
tenement block. The latter scheme, however, haa not yet passed tha visionary
stage, nor is it likely to do so for awhile.
Another interesting faot is that tho :i,().;o
women who are known to use tho plows do
an at least onoe a week, so that the yearly
cost of the family washing jb estimated at
aliout ��1. When we consider the facilities
provided it is reasonable lo suppose that
tha work is done better and cheaper than
it oould be performed by the aid of the
primitive appliances available to the women
in thoir own homos.
Experience shows that tha most satisfactory, that is to say, the most popularly
used,features of the establishments, are the
swimming baths, They fulfill the expect*,
lions which thoy were built to realize, But
the individual hot wator baths and the
washhouse arraugomants do uot fulfill the
oxpectatfona ao far as concern popular use,
Pooplo will go much farther for a swim than
they will go to wash their clothes, or to
merely bathe their bodies. This, ot least,
is Glasgow's experience, and It is practical-
ly determined that no more large wash-
houses and no more extensive ranges of
individual bath tubs will be put up at
the expense of the municipality. What
further work is done In providing accommodation of this aort will take the shape of
small establishments easily accessible. But
whether the municipality will feel itself
justified In planting a large number of suoh
houses around the town or in hiring existing premises for the purpose, or whether
property owners or public companies will
see their way to take up tho work, remains
to lie seen. The municipality has determined nothing with relation to the subject.
Still, what has been found is that the
facilities created by the expenditure of
$01.1,000 seem to be taken advantage of by
comparatively amall clusters of people, one
might aay amall districts, when wo consider
that out of tho whole population the only
persons who uso the facilities aro 3,000
washers, 5,000 hot lathers and 5,000 swimmers.
Officials associated with the management
of tho places aeem to think that buildings
without swimming baths, and provided with
thirty tubs for hot water bathing and sixty,
three* stalls for clothes washing, would average in yearly earnings say 33,000 apiece,
and lhat a couple of hundred such csLab*
lishmeiits might be made to pay their expenses if judiciously situated. In other
wunls, thu mistake heretofore made has
been in attaching the hot baths and'tho
washhouaes to the swimming baths. The
live establishments at present in operation
pay more than their working expenses, but
tho city has to make up a alight annual
deficit of $10,000 to8l5,0u0to cover interest
charges, etc. This deficit decreases every
year, as the pitronago of tho establishments
Tlie lly-lrnphnne,   Which   Kflglsten   the
Slovrmenls or any Craft ��� Mile
Experiments are now being conducted on
the perfection of the hydrophone, whioh,
according to the London Times, promises to
be of great value in marine warfare. The
principal object of this simple apparatus ia
to g.ve warning to a port or fleet of the ap��
proach of a torpedo boat, eveu if the latter
ia totally submerged and, therefore, invisible. It consists essentially of two parts,
one submerged in the sea, at a proper
distance from the port or fleet to be warned,
and at a depth sufficient to escape the Bur-
face agitation. This part may be described
as an iron bell jar, which, on being plunged
mouth downward into tha water, retains a
volutna of air in the upper portion or bottom, where a copper box, protecting tho
sensitive organ of the apparatus, is axed.
The organ in question is merely a very delicate vibratory contact, which makes and
connecting the submerged bell with the
indicator or second part of tho hydrophone,
situated on shore or on board one of the
ships of tho licet. Tho contact is formed by
a flat horizontal spring fixed at one end and
hailed at tho other by a heavy piece ot
brass, having on its upper surface a amall
platinum atud. A tine platinum noodle
kept upright by a vertical guide, rests its
lower eud loosely on the platinum stud
The needle and tho atud aro connected in
the electric circuit through the guide and
spring, and when the needle dances on the
atud the circuit is made and broken, An
eleotrio current from tho ship or shore battery is alwayB flowing through the circuit
���that ia to aay, between the submerged
bell and the indicator. Now, the propeller
of a torpedo boat or of a torpedo seta up
vibrations In the water, and theae, reaching
the aubmerged bell, agitate the trembling
contact, so that the needle dances on the
stud and interrupts tho current. The con-
aequence ia that the indicator begina to
work and announces the submarine disturbance. This part of tho hydrophone consists essentially of an electro-magnot,
through whioh the current passes, with an
armature freo to oscillate when the current
is rapidly made and broken���that is to Bay,
when the current beoomes intermittent.
The motion of this amature oan be seen by
an observer, if he chooses to watch, but
1a not. required, for the indicator itself givoa
tho alarm. This takes place when the
awing of the armature carriea it within the
attraction of a magnetic contact piece fixed
near it. The armature is then drawn to the
contact piece and held fast there. The
swinging armature and the contact piece
are connected in the circuit oi local battery,
aud when they meet tho current flows to
ring an electric bell or light an electric
lamp. The torpedo boat thua announces
ita own arrival on the scene in spite of itself,
and precautions can be tp.ken againat it.
The hydrophone ia at present undergoing a
practical trial in England, and Captain Mc-
Evoy, tho inventor, estimates that three of
the instruments suitably placed would be
sufficient to protect Portsmouth harbor.
He is now engaged in constructing a larger
hell than that already submerged, In order
to meet the requirements of tho government
authorities. Tho apparatus is beautifully
worked out and comparatively inexpensive.
Moreover, it is sufficiently sensitive to
announce the passage of steamers a mile
distant from thc bell. Obviously, such an
instrument might alao be used for submarine signaling, for a ahip, by stopping and
starting hor propeller, could scud a message
in the Morse endo, and the shore could respond by flashing the electric lamp. In the
case of another ship the response might be
mado by her propeller.
.�� Churn--1 eristic or Florence Nluhtlngnle
From Her Earliest Vontb.
Florence Nightingale, tho world-famous
nurse, was born in Florence, Italy, in 1823.
Her Father, William Edward Shore, of England, inherited the estates of his grand*
uncle Peter Nightingale, and in pursuance
of hia will assumed tho name Nightingale,
As tho ohild of wealthy parents, Miss
Nightingale was woll educated. From
early childhood tho care of tho sick was
a favorite occupation of hers, and in 184!)
ahe entered as a voluntary nurse, a school
of deaconesses to qualify herself to minister to tho alck. In I8.r-4, at the solicitation of Secretary of \\ ar Sidney Herbert,
Bhe went to Constantinople aa tho superintendent of a Btaff of nursei to care for the
soldiers of Great Britain who were wounded
in tho Crimean war. By her rare executive
ability aud thorough knowledge of what was
necessary she mado tho hospital, which was
in a most deplorable state, a model in
tho thoroughness and perfection of Its
appointments. So immense were her labors
that she frequently stood for twenty hours
in succession giving directions. Notwithstanding thlo, her pleasant smile and kind
words to tha sick made her almost idolized
by tho army. She roturned lo England
Sept. 8, lSitl. Her services have secured
her the aiocerost gratitude of tho English
people and a world renown. Queen Victoria sent her a letter of thanks, with a
superb jewel. A subscription of 3250,000
was raised to found an institution fur the
training of nurses under her direction, and
lho soldiers of the army, by a penny contribution, raised a Bum sufficient to erect a
siatue to her honor, which sho refused to
UTOPIA tMlkt'D HV .% M itltl UUV.
An An* I Han  I'mln l for Kilalillshlng n
Colony In I'atl A Mm.
It ia stated by tha Manchester (Engl-uid)
Guardian that negotiations are atill pro-
ceo Hug for the establishment of the " free
land" colony in Kast Africa, where it is in-
tended to make an attempt, ou a scale never
beforo contemplated- to carry out lhe idea
of a socialistic community. It is in Austria
that tho i'lixi origiualod, and tho district
selected for the experiment is Lykipia,
near Mount Kenia, in the British sphero of
influence. Hoprepentationa have been made
to the British foreign ollice and au offer to
pnrchnse a large tract of country, on the
condition that whilo the community ahall
be subject to any g-meral laws whicli the
British government may make, they shall
have absolute freedom to regulate their internal affaire ou a socialistic basis. The
experlmenta made in America and olso where
have failed, it is Baid, because they were
tried on too small a stago and on too small
a scale, and the hitrhest hopes are enter*
tained that, remote from the bad example
of sooiety as at present organized, and with
ample elbow room for development, the
new community will show to the world
what may bo done by men and women devoted to the socialistic ideal. The British
government Ib averse lo giving absolute-
rights ol ownership over thu large tract of
land in question, but tho organizers of the
new movement are apparently very much
iu earnest. They have secured a leader of
the expedition to tho new promised land in
tho person of Herr Deuhardt, who is well
known on lho east coast of Africa, and part
of the equipment of the now community is
to be a Maxim guu and a supply of rifles.
Cato never sat down on a oarpot-tack or
touched a buzz-saw to see if it was running,
Pythagoras gavo in the problems of Euclid'
and was welcomed in the councils of the
wisest mon, but when ho saw a Hllding hogpen door for the first time he was so taken
back tint a friend had to lead him home.
Tbe Old Ho mi min u ttelnlm a Queer BUrr
to the Limekiln Club.
"My Iron's," said Brother i'-miner ofthe
Limekiln club when the routine businesBOt
the meeting had been disposed of, "I heard
Biudder Bebee sayin' tn Shindig Watkins
de odder night dat he Bhould depend upon
Providence to git frew de winter. I also
heard Brudder Shin sayin' to Givadam
Jones dat hia rent was behind, but Providence would step in sumwhar. I want to
aay a few words to yo' on dis matter of
Providence. I used to fig^er a heap on
Providence helpin' me out, but de night I
done left my henhouse doah unlocked an'
wont to bed dependin' on Providence to stand
guard I made * ich a mistake dat I han't got
��� ber feelin' mad yit. Dcorin' dat dark an'
tremulous night a cull'd pusson jumped my
fence an' entered dat henhouse an' removed
fo'teen of de nicest chickens in all dis a tail.
If Providence was around dar anywhar she
probably helped put dim chickens in de
"I knowed a pusson about three y'are
ago who owned a mewl, an' one night dat
mewl was tooken aick. I was culled on, au'
I aaw it was a cise of colic an' recommended do usual remedy. De owner of dat mewl
concluded to depend upon Providence instead, and when ho riz up 'nextmawnin' he
had a cold corpse on hia hands. Du samo
pusson out a hole in do roof of his kitchen
au1 run a stovepipe frow it widcut any safe*
![uard. One day when ho was away from
tome dependin' on Providence to aoe to dal
stovepipe hit house caught tire an' waa dun
burned to de ground.
" Dar am a aartiu member of die club, an1
hli name am Sundown White, who used to
depend upon Providence to oven furnish
bim codfish fur breakfast. He 'spectod
1'rovidence to hunt him up h job, doctor his
family, buy bIiocs fur his children, and pay
hiB house rent, an' even when dey war gwine
to send him to de poorhouse he hung to
Providence. I is happy to say dat I am de
pusson who opened hia eyes at last. Ho
cum ober to my cabin to borrow ��-'. He
depended on Providence to open my heart,
but he got sadiy left. Den he got mad an'
depended on Providence to help him lick
me, but I peeled off my coat an' giv' him
aich a thrash in* dat he waa in bed fur two
weeks. When he got out he giv' Providence de cold shake, an' to-day he am well
fixed an gettin' along all right,
" Dar am sartin members of dis olub who
reckon dey kin ai t on de fence all summer an'
b*3 sartin dat Providence will furnish 'em
wid taters an' bacon frew de winter. 'Long
about Jinuary dey'll be mighty glad to fill
up de vacuum wid stewed pumpkin. If
Providence was eber in de provishun bizness
ahe went out of it long ago. Dar was a
time in my life when I let tho winter wood
pile go an depended on Providence to keep
de ole oook atove red hot. Arter my dawg
had friz to death de ole woman lost nor big
toes, an' I had got a orop of chilblains to
last me the rest of my nacheral life, I cum
to do oonolushun dat Providence wasn't in
de woodyard bizness. It's all right if yo'am
gwine to ride on a railrode to lean on
Providence, though she doan' seem to get
furdor west dan Buffalo, but when yo'
tiggor dat ahe am gwine to put a $15 ober-
coat on yo'r baok as a Christmas present
yo' will git badly mistook.
" Our own experience right yere in Paradise hall proves de iroof of what 1 say. On
one ocoashun I left-seben dollara in de safe
an' forgot to set de b'ar trap on de sta'rs. I
went bome, dependin' on Providence, but
'long about midnight I got oneoay an' cum
down an sot de traps an' ohangedde combl-
naahun from 'reptile' to * kangaroo.1 I friz
my heel a-gum' home, but what did de next
day reveal ? In one of doso b'ar traps waa a
big toefrom a human foot. An evil-minded
fmaann had gotintodia hall torob ua. Artor
lorin' aebentecn holes in our safe wid an
augur he had atartod dowuata'ra to find a
bag to put de money in an' do trap had
cotched him. He didn't depend on no Providence to open d.it trap, but jest pulled
away tilt he pulled hia toe off an'den skated
"Dar am a pusson right yere bcfo'me to-
nigh'- who borrowed $'���', ol me last spring
an' am dependin' on Providence to pay it
hack, I'ze waited to nee if she would do
it, but she hasn't. I'ze gwine to wait ono
mo* week, an' den if dat money han't handed over I'ze gwine to p'ovo to dat pusson
dat Providence neither borrows or lends,
an* dot she han't cot no uso fur lazy folks
or liars. If ho dodges me in a dark alley
he may Agger dat Providence aided him,
but he 11 be wrong. It'll be on account of
dat squint in my right eye, nn' I'll trail
him down by daylight 1 We will uow
break up de meettu' an' depend on Providence to keep de trolley kyara on de track
till we git home."���[M, Quad,
IllTnt Enough In Truce,Convict nnrl Hong
an Ohio tlnrleror.
CassBin which a nun has beon conviotod
of crime on purely circumstantial evidence
aro of frequent occurrence, but in the majority of instances it would not bo difficult
to point to at least one weak link iu tho
chain of guilt. Tho Now York Recorder
recalls a striking cise in which a prisoner
was found guilty on testimony that loft no
room for even the shadow of a doubt. Oue
nitiht an asaaasln entered a drover'a houae
in Ohio, killed tho inmates and secured a
sealed package containing ��1,800 in bank
notes. In order to conceal his crime, he set
fire to the house before leaving it. The
building burnoi slowly, and the neighbors
were enabled to extinguish the fiamns and
to discover the murderous work which bad
been done.
before leaping over the fence, had torn
open the wrapper of the package and flung
It on the ground. This was picked up by
the police and marks of blood were found
upon It. It was the only clew in their possession,
After twenty-four hours tho mnrd-iror re.
turned to tho town. Tho police auspectcd
him, becauso he had been myaterinusly absent and was known to havo been intlmato
with tho drover. They did not arrest him,
but constantly watched him for fouriiionthr.
Ho had been poor, hut now aeomud to have
money. In the eourai* of a woek ho married
and wentawayon a wuddlng tour. Two detective! followed him. Whenever ho paid a
hotel bill or offered money for uny purpose
they aecured tho bank notes whioh bad
heen iu his possession. Subsequently ho
made several jouruovB with Lho dotcotives
behind him, and finally went to .Minnesota.
Thero he paid out a $20 bill with a red
thumb mark on one corner. The police ar*
rested him aa soon aa lhey examined it. On
the trial thi torn wrapper with its blood
mark waa identified as having been in the
drover'a possession. The bunk notes, which
had been traced to the assassin,were put in,
with the laat one paid out by him on lop.
The amear of blood on tho wrapper corresponded precisely with the marks of the
the bank notes underneath. Tho specialist's
magnifying-gloaa revealed unerringly how
the murderer's thumb, in tearing open tho
envelope, had touched the first bank note.
It was circumstantial evidence conclusive
of guilt. The murderer waB convicted and
Mortt'jmg  thi Flesh-
Gladys���I'm in grave doubt whether I
ought to observe Lint or not.
Ellen-Why!   ���
Gladys���Because, you kuow, wo ought
to deny ourselves during thn aeaaon, aud I
look too perfectly lovely in those sober
Lenten gowns ftom my dressmaker.
An Iritri Ball
The last speaker of the evening was an
Irishman. Many were leaving iln hall,
when hu shouted, ut tbe top of his voice :
"Hold on 1 I'll Bay only a fow words If
you will keep your scats; but if you koep
on leaving, I may speak, for an hour or two,
| and keep you here all night."
Aitkin, the Tottenham Banker, Located.
Detective Hurrny Fhi-f*   ill in at ihe tap.
Ital orilrnzll. but t'uulfl Sot Bring HIM
Harhnt Un* P'aCt* V,ui   l'uili-r  Martial
One of the inu-;. remarkable cases in the
annals of crime ever developed on thia continent has juat been revealed through tho
chief of the Provincial Government detec-
tivea,John Murray. Murray is considered
in official circles lo be one of the most astute
and subtle officers in America,and where he
fails co other man need take up the trail.
During the past aix months he has been on
the track of an alleged Canadian criminal.
Hia man had 13 months' start, but tht
dotoctive followed liim step by step,through
the United States, Cuba, Panama, Peru,
Chili, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentino.and finally
located him at Rio.
It will beromemheted that a year ago
last August the citi/.ona of Tottenham wero
dumbfounded to wake up one bright morning and find that their trusted private
banker. Charles U Aitkin, had, it ia said,
absconded. Aitkin had lived in Tottenham
for years, and had secured the confidence
and respect of every man for miles round.
There was not a fanner in the whole district
who did not trust him, and   thousands   of
were placed for cafe kcephig in the strong
vaults of his b.inkiiii* caiublishmunt. It was
not   remarkahlo that farmers und towns-
Ceople trusted this man. He was trusted
y tho managers of the Bank of Hamilton,
with whom ho did business.
Whon the crash cairn* it was discovered
that Aitkin hud been speculating in the
Chioago market and his lussca had amounted to over $ll!0,ni'0. Tho bulk of this sum
belonged to his customers ; the balance he
had secured, it is said, on forged paper from
the Bank of Hamilton.
This was an old method. He discounted
hia own notes, it is said, for large amounts
and gavo thebantt as security forged notes
purporting to have been signed by well-
known tradesmen and farmers Hia alleged
crime left many a wrecked home.
He left Tottenham in August, 1802, and
it waa not until last -September that the
Bank of Hamilton decided to send Detective
Murray after hi ill. Murmy secured excellent
photographs of hia man and with but a
moat indifferent clue started on the atill
hunt.   He got
aud made np hia mind that he had gone
south to Peru or Chili. Ho had tho case
fully Btated to the liritish Government and
very soon the British Ministers in all tho
southern republics received instructions to
assist Murray in every way in their power.
Murray left New York and traced his
man to Cuba, Here again ho picked up
the trail, and found that his man bail changed his clothing, dyed hia hair, and Btarted
for Colon, the Atlantic port on the Panama
isthmus. To Colon wont Murray, thon t*t
Panama, tracing the fugitive step by step.
Ho followed him along the Pacific coast
Bouth as far as Callao, and then across
country to Lima, the capital of Peru. Here
tho clue was lost for a timo. Up and down
tho couutry went Murray, until at laat ho
again picked up tho trail at Valparaiso.
Hero Murray located his man and
lie went then to lho British Minister
and asked that a warrant should to secured
from the Government of Peru for Aitkin's
arrest. Thero is no treaty between Peru
and Great Britain. Wheu Murray askod
for tho warrant the Poruvian Minister of
Foreign Affairs said that he would be glad
to assist him, and would iaano the warrant
it tho British Minister would guarantee the
return of a Peruvian refugee at present in
London, England. This tho British Minister waa not authorized to do, and so the
warrant could not be obtained. Murray
then decided to take another tack. Rumors
wore circulated to the eflect that a treaty
waa undor consideration. It had tho desired effect. Aitkin' tlod south and Murray after him.
first by Aitkin. He found Murray hot
after him and started across the Andes
mountains. Murray followed. Aitkin arrived first at Buenos Ay res, ond made at
onco for Bio. When Murray arrived at
Rio ho found that city under bombardment,
thocitii-JiiB in terror, and military lawpre-
vai ing, Tho civil and criminal courts-
were doted. Tho British Minister had
gone to England, Yellow fever was raging, and thoso in authority offered no as-
Burance that thoy would ussist in the capture.
Murray recognized that tho fortunes of
war wero against hini, and, after a hard
fought battle, with victory so near, ho reluctantly turnod northward to report progress to the managers of the Bank of
Hamilton. He arrived at Toronto lato
Saturday night last not much tho worse in
appearance becauso of his many hardahipa
endured in chasing a cunning criminal over
thn mountains of South America.
Tliey arc Having trouble Over llie Dnilra
an (train.
A Berlin apodal i-nys i���Tho Frankfort
Zeitung is authority for the statement that
Husaia and France have exchanged notea
respecting the duliea imposed on UusBian
grain imported into Franco. Russia, tho
paper saya, whilo disclaiming any right to
intorfcro with the internal nli'nitB of another
power declared that she must protect Russian interests and if tho French duties on
Russian grain resulted in a derangement
of the Russian export trade alio muat and
would notily Franco of the termination of
the Franco-Rus-iau commercial treaty.
France,in roply.suid that she must respond
to the popular'feeling of protection,but the
duties on Russian grain would be limited
to the minimum provided for by lho now
tariff. This reply according to th; Xcitung,
was not atlisfaciory to Russia, who replied
ihat, notwithstanding ita reoolpt.ihe would
oonltniie io adhere Loner previously expressed views on tlio subject.
HOME 1*3,
I ii ii ii I ui ii uO- riin-.rn tit    llrlinnrln's Mnr-
rrisur, t.nn i-.il iin.M*   Aiinounrrs,
A Fails special saya l���General Dodda
haH informed the minister of marino from
Goho that all the prince.* and chiefs havo
been convoked ut (-oho to <-!iooho tlio new
King of Dahomey. Gouthili has been re*
cognized, and was presented in the namo of
the government ofthe republic to tho populations In tho neighborhood ol Abomey.
Beforo tho ceremony the French flag, hoisted on tho palace of Ambodzi, was aaluted
by thc troops and tbe artillery. The new
king has been enthusiastically received by
the population. Tho poBt of Goho, the
abandonment of which bad been decided
upon, was partially destroyed by a tiro, no
accident, however, befalling anyone. The
"���unitary stite is satisfactory. The general
anticipates u speedy reduction oi lho effective   fore
Sad Suioide ofa Naval Offber-
Great excitement was caused among the
officers of the Mediterranean fleet at Malta
on tho "Mill ult., when il bocamo known
that Mr. William F. Stewart, chief engineer of the gunboat Sandfly, had committed
suicide by shooting himself with n revolver.
Ho had barricaded himself in his cabin,
and having stripped himself of all his
clothing except his vest, had shot himself
in tho region of tbo heart. He had been
dead some hours when Ins body was found.
Mr. Stewart had just been appointed chief
engineer cf the cruiser Brisk, on tho But
Indies alation, nnd was about to rcliiHj'iish
his duties in the Sandfly, 'I'm* new appointment did not appear to please him,
. nnd it is believed to have so preyed upon
I his mind ns to lead to temporary insanity. THE WEEKLY NEWS, APRIL 5, 1894.
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Who Shall Represent Us?
H tr. very important that we have a
tnat) of character and iufluence to represent us iu the local legislature. During
the last four years we have had such a
rcpresentutHC in Mr. Joseph Hunter. He
has been able to present the needs of
this growing district to the Government
in so effectual a way as to obtain f"r
roads and bridges a larger sum than it
was possible for us formerly to get. His
term has about expired, and the question
confronts us, Who shall represent us for
the next four years? If Mr. Hunter will
- (Uisenl to run we believe that he will 1 e
the choice nf the great majority of our
people. While it is helieved that he will
be a candidate no one, so far as we know
tan speak with authority upon the subject. In a few days, however, all doubts
will probably be set at rest. In the mean
time it would be well not to compromise
ourselves by making any pledges. There
icems no reason to dnubt but the Gov*
eminent will be returned to power, anl
if there are any who honestly believe
(hat it would be for the best interest of
the district to send an Oppositionist to
peck away at the government in order to
destroy its usefulness and turn it over to
the mainland Separationist party, wc
have nothing to say. We shall act on
our own convictions, and expect others
io do the same. Hut in one thing let us
take a firm stand, and that is that who
ever dues reptesent us shall be a gentleman, one who is able to take a position
among the forceful men of ihe legislature
one whose habits and character are a*
bovta reproach, and one who, by his abil
ity to manage his own affairs successful
ly, shows himself fitted to attend to our
interests in such a way that lhey shall
Miffer no detriment.
Pull Together.
In Union there is strength; in division,
weakness. No doubt but that much de
vcrsity of opinion, and consequent diversity of action is owing to supposed di**er-
sily of interest. There is but one road
to progress, and prosperity for this community, and that is a road notpaved with
selfishness but with public spirit- and lib
Oral Ity, It will not do to refuse aid or encouragement to any cnterpri-ic because
we can see no immediate return to our
selves. If it will be of general public ll-
tiiity, we may be assured we will share
m thc general bcneiit. Let us thcrcfoie
pull together fur I hid district- every pait
of it. Little local jealousies should be
put under our feet, remembering if one
member suffers thc whole body sympathises with it. If we cannot pull tiif-cther
politically, neither can wc religiously,
but thnt is no reason why we should
cease to treat each other with respect, or
fail to co-opperatc in all progressive
Thr-nr Own Business.
The principle of the people managing
their own affairs is a just one, and the ap
plication of this principle to local affairs
is just as important as in Provincial, mat-
tcrs. In discussing district interests we
have endeavored lo voice the general
ieeliuj*. Wc hear il said, now and then
that as we are not a municipality the peo
pie have no right to be heard about those
pupiic concerns which most nearly affect
ihem. We object to such an interpret*,
tion of their rights. On Denman Island
they meet in a democratic way once ay��*ar
vote how much shall be expended, ofthe
amount allowed, on each particular road.
Mere, in many cases the people do not,
and therefore we are Sound to suppose
they do not care to, express any opinion.
As to such mailers the Government A-
gent can only act according to his own
judgment. But in any case where th*-
people choose to speak through a public
meeting or by petition, ihey are entitled
to have their views considered, and so
far as conditions will admit, given effect
to. All that is asked obviously cannot
always be granted, nor when granted, be
done immediately. The Government
has shown in the matter of the Loon
Uridye a laudable desire io meet the expressed wishes of the people. And yet
their were a lew professed supporters uf
the present administration who snec-ied
at the Idea of apprising the government
of our wishes, "as though that would
do any good" as lhey facetiously put it.
Yet action has been taken. The grant
for the Agricultural Association, and for
lhe improvement ot the school house lot
are instances in which the government
has promptly responded. Thc proceedings of the late railroad meeting were
promptly laid by the Lieut-Governor before the Executive Council and arc re-
CcWing consideration. These instances
show that whatever others may say, that
the right of lhe people to be heard in
reference to lheir own matters is nol denied by the government but that on the
contrary llieir wishes arc carefully considered, and when reasonable, are as far
as practicable, earned into effect.
Dow TtiMf- May He Kept In Order With B
ffmn.ll Ontliij of Time nnd Ubor.
On the average farm, where work connected with tho urov-iujj; crops, tho har*
vesting, caret of stock, etc., ia over pressing, tho walks and driven un- liable to
bo neglected. Indeed It is well, under
many cmuIUion**., to hnvo ns few walks
nnd driveways iw is connistent with convenience or nuecBsity. Some walks,
however, are unavoidable. Bitch as tbe
direct lines IwtweBn road and house, between houijo nnd barn, or between any
of the farm buildings. These are ttar-
el-ad over to mich an extent that paths
wonld soon be worn into the best lawn,
to the di.sli;juretueut of the whole place.
Formal walks nre absolutely needed to
connect these points. How to construct
them U the question. In this connection tho following remarks by T. tfrel-
aur lu The Country Gentleman may be
ti assistance.   He Rtiyst
Sifted coal ashes or coal dost, fine
gravel or elate, sand, etc., all can be used
lo advnuttige for walk making, but It
takes a great quantity of material to
make n good walk. First of all lay out
the walk in a graceful curve from road
to bonis, with a few shrubs or treea giving nn excuse or apparent reason for the
curve. The sod, if on a lawn already
established, is to be removed nnd thu depression tilled out with the material on
hand. Fino sand and sifted coal ashes
or coal dust mako a walk quite* comfortable to walk upon, butconrser material*,
especially coarse gravel, afford loss plena-
lire.   A plank walk will be preferable.
���oar. ft ���
At Woodbanks we have arranged our
walk aa shown in illustration. It la a
simple, cheap and generally satisfactory
way, and when kept in good order adds
much to tho attractiveness of the place,
The soil U a clayey loam. What we nwtd
is a clean, dry walk.   Band, gravel aud
imilar materials wero not easily acc.es-
Hble. The planks are two-inch. 10 inches
-.���vide, aud as cheap as they could be had.
'.nets und other imperfections do littio
' arm, ns thoy can be filled out with soil
Thi'y are cut to fit, and imbodded to
t-ethor in the soil aa shown by the croup
section at the loworleft hand corner of
illustration. They require no cross piece
to rest upon, no nailing, and the walk iri
not only good to walk ou, but alao good
io look ou. The soil on both sides of
jourso must be kept free from weeds.
This is easily done by an occasional
scraping over with tho hoo or spade;
possibly the object may be accomplished
by a heavy dressing of cheap, coarse
cult. It taken but little time and labot
u> keep this walk in good order.
Neither is much fuss mmle over ths
drive ou the lawn. In spring we plow
it quite shallow, throwiug the furrows
toward tho center, Then we go over it
with the common harrow, and finish off
with tho Meeker harrow. This loaves
thu drivo iu excellent shape, well rounded and smooth. Weeds of course soon
spring up again, but wo promptly destroy them with our homemade woed
cutter, consisting of a riiarp steel blade
[nstened to nu old fashioned thill cultivator frame. This cuts an inch or two
below ground, loosening the surface and
killing all weed growth.
D-Mtro-rtnf Wt*dfc
Every season tbe question la agitated
concerning the destruction of noxious
weeds. Poison Ivy, dock, Canada thistle and dandelions are the snbjecta of
varied inquiries. Intelligent gardeners
know that no plant can live long without
leaves, and Meehan tells tha readers ot
Ids Monthly If a plant is out off to ths
ground soon after making leaves ia
spring it Is generally destroyed at once.
Hut sometimes another or sooond growth
will appear of a more or less weak character, and It this is again cat the plant
will surely die. Nothing is easier than
to destroy theae weeds when this principle Is kept in mind. The writer of this
paragraph has known a whole half acre
of Canada thistle entirely eradicated by
having a hoy Ml then beneath tht
ground with a knife sarly in spring. Very
few shot up leaves tha second time, bol
thata were again eul as soon aa perceived, and tbt res-alt was to e-ventaaUy
destroy every plant,   ll Aid not coal 110
Aa ImntiN P��rap��et!v�� tlM��iaa$a4 In
Anj Other City la lh* World-Th*
Champ* i-Aj���mn, the LovhUmI Thuruagb-
fara la Fart*���Woiidnrfkil GantaM,
There nre not less thnn ICfl.OOO trees
in line within the walls of Paris, without including those which ore found in
privnte garden*--, so vast aud numerous
in eertain iiristocnitic quarters, nor those
of the public gardens. And note this
further fact that out-nde the public ways
there exists in this city, In tlie form of
p.n !*���*-, x-trluns und public sipmrrca, a total service of about .1,000 h-trs.
Beside tree**, ihcro are plants and flowers throughout tho town. When it is
time for Pnriu to take off her winter toilet and make her apveamncf In spring
attire, It Uk-M nearly A00.U0U flower
plants, distributed by hundreds of gar-
d"iiors und their u-wistants. Tbo total
number nf plants often employed for tho
toilet of thin town at one time b about
8.0Q0.IW0. Tlm nurseries which produce
tl.SU) are silunted iu various parts of llu*
city. In the Hois du tiottlogue, nuiir the
race course of Lougchaiup, are the mint-
cry grounds of in**** with ondttuous
li'iiV'-n, At Autcuil, on the road to tho
village of Il-mlogne. in n randy soil, i*x-
ccllont for their propagation, uro placed
a collection of reeluoua trees, plnutawlth
t-tTsiuk-nt leaves uud heath mold plants.
Ull the banks of the river Mnrni*. nt a
village culled Putit Buy, the plane troos
thai nro pl.-iiit*;d elnug the boulevards
nre cultivated, nn<l finally, out nt Yin-
crimes, near tho barrier und just Iwyotid
the fortifications, a large amtigumuut of
land is reserved for ornamental plants.
Tho central establishment is noar La
Mit'-tle. out at Put-fly. It is one of tho
n.ost considerable horticultural Inborn-
toned lu thu world, uud bus IW cout-crva-
lu somo of these Paris gardens there
are so many diversities of plants that I
r.are not attempt to enumerate thom,
Without them, and tho hundreds 6/
thousands of others in Paris, niauy persons would lind over their daily lutmr
lind pass their lives without having bad
nny oilier spectacle before their eyes
I'mn that ��f narrow streets or the sombre courtyard of Wneiueui houso, work-
snop ami factory.
I winli my readers could aeo Paris bo-
tweeil the Louvre palace and the w>-stern end of th'i Urns de Boulogne, a distance vt ubout five miles, and full of
They begin with two pretty little garden spots in a narrow open spuce between those wings of the Louvro that
ure occupied on ono side by the ministry
of fiimnccH, on tho other by thu National
gallery. Then com-o-t a short, bare space,
badly (Hived with great blocks of stone
and called the Placo du Caroiu-Eel. Beyond it.*- small arch of triumph that Napoleon once topped with booty (nun the
Vatican begiu tho gardens of thu Tuil-
Here there are orange trees In immense wooded tubs painted green, aud
there Is ulmost no grass at all. At Its
beginning is a part of the Jardiu des
TniU-riea, which was only opened to the
���public in ISMt, und it covers tbe ground
whero once stood tbo pni-.eo. Thence,
seen through trees, through marble statutes und statuary of many kinds, au immense '-ersjM'ctive slowly rises and gloriously terminates with the Arc de Tri-
omphft The details ure ravishing, the
ensemble is of unequaled grace ami
grandeur; no other city on earth cm
show ils liko. West of the Tuileries gardens Is tht) grand open space known as
the Place du la Concorde, uud after that
cjmes the Chumps Elyee-.---. nu elysian
Held where wide belts of varied shrubs
are   encircled   with   choicest   flowers.
aere tiie gr-ww spreads widely out here
.md (hern, und whero great clumps of
rhododendrons and lofty trees shroud
buildings lhat uro occupied as cafe concerts, n-staurftuts, dioramas, a circus
uml tht-- Pulais de ITndustrio,
The Champs Klyaees was thnn laid out
In I HIM, but Iho work were so well dono
that it looks ns if they were always thus
established. This garden park of street
and public garden finishc-; ut the Uond
point, a circular opeu space, where several streets cross, and where there are
fountains, Ix'ds of flowers and rich man*
���i-uiiR, From the l.-md jiolnt to the Place
do I'Etniltt, or triumphal march, where
all is breadth, dignity and airiness, the
avenue of the Champs Fly-tees is built
up with private residenc**-*-', though hero
and tiiore a grocery, a carriage storeroom or n drt'.THhop havu crept in to irinr
the arlstochitic bearing of the loveliest
thoroughfare in Paris. On either aide of
the rv->dway stretches a row of trees,
anl them-, turning around the nrch of
triumph, continue their way down the
Avenue dn liois de Boulogne, which
lends lo the park of that name.
It is a thoroughfare that grandly
���(hows to what bcuuty avenue gardening
e;-ii be brought, It was made entirely
through private land, half the eipousti-i
being homo by tbe state on condition
that uu Irou railing of uniform design
was to Ik1 constructed along the whole
length of the road; that a strip of about
.Ml feet in breadth l>e loft for the gardens
between tins railing and the main road.
nnd, further, thut 110 kind or trnde or
luaimfuuturiilg should be carried ou iu
any nf the buildings adjoining. Tho to-
t.d length of the Avenue do Bois de
Boulogne is 1,3.10 yards, und iw width is
1.10. It consists of a central roadway
l$| feet wide, of two asphalt sidewalks
e.ieh -111 feet wide, of a "rotten row" for
horseback riders, of two long pieces of
garden with grass, shrubs, trees and
flowers and of two bordering roads in
front of the private residences.
I cannot begin to toll yon of nil of the
beauties i.i* trees aud slirulw uml plants
which Purls ean boast of, much less can
I tloscrllie in full those other promenades
ealb-d the BoIh de Vlnconnes, thu garden
of the Butte-} Chaumont, the Pare do
Montwiuria, etc. lu all, Paris possesses
(1 parks, 44 squares and Ut gardens.���
Boston Herald.
When thon toru'it away from 111*
Ctt/iat is UUL* sMs of thr hUL
Waea thou ternett toward food,
CsjM Is walking U tuj wood.
When thr Heart oar*, "father, pardoal**
Then tbo Lord Is la thr ���ardta.
When item duff wake* to walefe,
Then hi* hand i*oa th* latch.
Bat when Hopo thr song doth roa*s>
Thsa Iho Lord Is la fee house,
When to lovo ts alt thr wit,
Christ doth al thf ar-W* nlU
Wban Ood-a wOl b thr heart's pol*
Then li Cbritrt thr very eoal.
-Qeoci* Mandanaiii la Uedoa IpssUam
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on thc Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and the Urge farming settlement of Comox,
Trent ate plentiful in the river, and
hrge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
and liquors.   Stage connects   wiih all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
Gnmrjerland Hotel.
Union,. B C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
Bruce & McDonald, I'roprs.
Wood &. Miller
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.
Nanaimo Machine Works
EotoU Wellborn-
Fraser Street
Nca- Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
nnd repaired.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Join
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1893
The Sleami-r JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAV PORTS na passengers
unit frciKhl in.,y nffer
Leavu Victoria, TtliMdit}*, 7 n. m.
"   Ntuialtno tor CuniOX, Wuuitoadity. 7 a. in
Lonvo Uomox lor Nunnluio,      Krinnya, 7a.in
'      Nnnnlmo for Victoria   Satttrdry, 7 n.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket ollice,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8.00 tt. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1802. Trains run
on Pacific Standard Time.
On Saturdays snd Sunday.
Roturn Tlclcola will Iw laaued bol wood all
pol-.ta for ufaiv and a quarter, irood /or return nol later than Monday.
Roturn Tlck.ta for en. arvl a half ordinary
fan, may ho narchnaod dally to all point*,
sood for Boron dara. Including dsy of is.ne.
Hn Roturn Tlokota issued for a faro and a
qmrtor where the alnalo fare I. twonty.fln
Throuih rale, between Viotorla and Comas.
Preeidcnt. Goal Sept.
o.o. yreitfut aad Pssssasst Agt I
The leading* hotel in Comox dittriet.
Hew and handsomely furnished,
excellent hunting and fishing clone
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors and cigars
R. Graham, Propr.
C H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Nmary Public. Conveyancing
in nil its brunches.   Office    Comer*
ciiil St, Nanaimo,
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, Su'lcitnrt, -Ste. Office Cor.
Huston ami Commercial St., Nanaimo, It. C.
Funeral Directors nnd Emhai-mers
nnitluAius nf thu Oriental. Kuri'kn,
nnd United St-M-ft t'-jllcp-a nf Km-
b.iliutt.K *
Nanaimo, ll. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Canncy Chemist,
Pure Drugs Chi-micals and   Pitt ont
Mhri {cities.
I-byatoani PrntM-.tion-i and all orders flll-d
with caro and (lis-itUi-li. r, O. box 12
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and during warm weather twice a day
l'ure Milk from His Ranch
And also will deliver to his custome
daily  Fresh  Kg      Butter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult htm.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
��� and ���
Courtenay, B. C.
General Blacksmithing
ancl Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a .Specialty.
UNION Bakery
Best of Bread, Cakes and
Pies always  on hand.
The Bread Cart will   be at
Courtenay and Comox Tuesdays and Fridays.
Adderton & Rowbotham, Prop
Nanaimo   Saw Mill
��� and_���
Sash and Door Factory
A Uailan), ProjI. Mill st., i��o HoxM, Tel, Ml
Nanaimo B. C.
A complete stock of Rough and Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White   Pine,     Kedwosd.
All orders accompanied with Cash prompt
ly and carefully attended to.
Steamer Itstell
Harbor and oniside towing done art reason
able rates.
Cumberland Meat MaiM
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders from surrounding coun
try promptly filled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
G B Leighton
At the Bay, Oomox, B. 0
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specialty
1894 . .
Spring Opening
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Mar. 15, 16, 17
Pattern Hats and Bonnets from Paris, Lon
don, New Ycrk, San Francisco, and all the
Latest Novelties in Millinery Goods	
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, B. C.
WSr^^,^g^e^rW^^'Ji,m.^tS.\l^,i.!!>    1****U Jll J**!iJ*****^**r��>j��****s...      ���    -_     -***������?* * **���  I1     ���  *'L .' ***-!******-������?**
MCQUILLAN cSc g-il:m:o:r-ej
Having bought out the Stage, Team and Livery  Outfit of
John W. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand.
fT^.    We have also purchased a carload of Lake coal and wi'.
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the news' Office.
Society    Cards
l.O. O. F., No .11
Union Lodge, I. 0. O. F,, meets every
Friday niyht at 8 o'clock. Visiting-brethren cordially invited u. sttend.
Wm. Wright, R. S.
Hiram Lobge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,U.C.K.
Courtenay II. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
K. of 1>.
Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every .Saturday, after the new and full
moon.at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox,
Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.
John ll.urd
K. R.S.
C. O. O. F.
Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. loo, C. O
O. F. meet in the old North Cnniov
school house every seenvd Mouday at 8
I). 111 Visiting brethren cordially invited
to attend.
J. II. llennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Offirc in 2nd
flat, Green's Mock,  Nanaimo,  ft C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay on Thursday.
R. B. Anderson,
Practicril  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and Tin   Work
Dingwall ' ui'.ding.
Co"*ox, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Union Sow Mill.
All Kinds of Rough and
Dressed lumber always on
hand and delivered at short no
Also all kinds of sawn and
split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
. Coal, brick and lime 011
hand and delivered at short
E. Pimbury & Oo.
Whof.es-ai.k and Retail
DnudtusTS  and Stationers
Commercial St Nanaimo, B. C
'I. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   ancl  Notions ol all kinds.
��� Unioi*   Mines, B  C.
Eureka   Bottling Works,
MANL'KACITHEH Of       ���
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Bottler of Different Brands of L-iger Boer Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Brewery Company,
Nanaimo and Courtenay B.  C.
    A  Full  Line of Everything   1
Grant and McGregor Props.
F..A. Anley
Butchar, Comox and Union Mines.
Dealer in Choica Beef, Mutton,
Lamb, Veal, I'ortt, Hams, Bacon, Corned Beef, Tongues 4c.
And all Kinds of vegetables always nn hand antl delivered.
Sausages a Specialty.
Poultry and game in season.   Families, Hotels, and Ships
supplied at shortest notice.


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