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The Weekly News May 2, 1894

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 G. A McBain Co
M Estate Brokers
Nanaimo,  B. C.
G. A. McBain * Co.
Real Estate Broken/
��*% Nanaimo, B. C.    /��/)
$2.00 PER YEAR
, uiTionsr, 33. o
has a fine 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 Gommission Broker,
-���''" "'���' ROOM Jl, JOHNSTON. ��|.OCK, lililNAlMO, II. 'di,,,
Canada Permanent Mu. ult Saving* Company, Toronto.
Citizen..' Building Boeiifty of Nanaimf), ���.'   '     ���'' ,.���'"���
Seottiih Union an* national Ineurance Company.
Hartford Tin Inturance Company.       .
Union Ht�� Inaunnce Company df *uondon, England.
Eaatara lin Aaunnce Company, of Halifax.
Great West Ufe Assurance Co., of Winnipeg, Man.
'. 7 Money to Loan on Improved Farm Property.
'*���*      A  Pull  Line of Everything   ;���....
���   Grant and McGregor Props.
ms^n,e\Mmmeamam*mm\mnm,mmmm^mmtHm,^mamamsswssr^m.eaesser.m\,\   I   11-BBa*ajajaSaaMa��
Tlie EpitaWe Life Assurance Society,
120 Broadway, New York.
The largest and strongest Company in the
<t 169,056.39600
���P 32,366,750.00
Thi* Company have a larger outstanding: business, a larcer income und a larger
-"-"ah surplus', than any other financial institution uf its kind in the world.
It is therefore the safest aad best company in which to insure your life.
A. W. Taylor. Victoria, B. C. Special Agent
Charles St. Morris, Victoria, B C. Provincial Manager.
Sun Life Assurance Co
One of the Largest and Strongest Companies
in Canada
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 $307,428.77
J B. Crane, Oen'l Agent, Victoria, B. 0.     L. ***. Fauquier,Special Agen
��� ���-��� * ..--.....     ���   .  .,-   .	
We Carry the Largest Stock
-   of   ��� \
in British Columbia*
.  Simon Leiser, Proprietor,
Miss M. Roy :has charge of our dress- Department. All wcjjjk done in this Department guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Importers & Dealers in
Flour * Fead Dry Ooeat
Farm Produce Boots ft llWM
Fancy Orocariaa Hardwaro ���
Crockery * Olaaawaro Faint ft Otis
Ofitte Fnrniahlngaj
F***ut ModicinN
Sportsmen* Supplies a Speciality
*   a
Confederation life Association
or*?** TOIWL^TO
1. It it. BNTIRBLT ABB from all conditione
and rntrictiona from data of iaaua
S. It ia ABSOLUTELY and automktioally nw.iorfeitale aftor two years.
OF '���   . jfc
Full mlor.nation furnished upon application to ihe Head Office, or llie Victoria
office     iou Government Street     -*-.
- :"r4
mm ���>..
O^tis-arfd'Pianos st^nd/j'^hhout ���0'j.flY*$f* Hni* received
thekst;gold;inedal giveii'i'.y-tfii'!**i^r^ aji'd <i.he
"iasl gold mcdi*l giyen by the Torolito In<.lust��;il E*fliibiuon.
For further information and catalogue
Or Grant  & McGregor,
Union, B. C
'*'  '.        Nanaimo
. Age-it for Vancouver Island-
Mrm; K. LeighUjlh;*
Fire and Life Insurance Agent.
Royul London and Canadian
Flienix of Hartford
London and Lancashire
/.* ,.: Confederation Life.
Green Block, Nanaimo.
Tli* frullr Widow*.
Tho black-eyed widow looked mv
mindly meditative, aud one oi the ottor
��� -5 '.iwv offtrwl her a penny h* hor
, . ��������, |vmd*��riTi(r." ihe iiaJd, "a remark lit,-.: i-i bachelor made to me t.iis
mnrnfm*, ^iidwti!nit>rir>(i wht*tlii*r io ac*.
ci'i-i '.tne ���:���> ;Knlat<>r,v iirth-*eontn-.rr,"
VWlun Wjw i-m remark*" aalf-Nl thfl
nth*-.* A*!-)'(wh;with ono voice. "Well."
ih- i']u.**( "wil widow continued, "a
tiimUi-i pfttt** vf��n iimdii up In "our hon**
. t��: >.ti;Ui, nnd nt lirf-��i;fiiii the hftrl-tttnr
���������������A-d nf; why 1 wtwnotoTit. I r-*i>Ue*l
..nil wtit hut iuvitPtl���tlt.it t.fwiirtsl
; iiivt i won Jin tu:iK*-r nttratitiva, nm\ sua-
\m'-\o'; wywj'lf id W pit-ai-d.
"'j.lu1 i ii'iifloi'Rt'i/i-d my linn i r��Hjtect-
fully, tWi'utiH uw (c��'ttly toward ilio
lijfht, i:.-:-f.H.t.i! nil* euriuiuly, and then
��>.��� i ditii-M in n noltfiittt touu. "Madittu.
���jn uiititirv and tumi*; your iunl-i*r!''
������'i lie hurrtd tiiiny:" cri- i all tht* othor
���ft-idi-wii in ii lu-tjutn "Wiijit ou uoiia
did uu lu.iuii'*
!   Robert Sanderson.
Joiner Sf Cartwrifjht
Courtenay. B. 0.
All moneys due the late firm of Anley &
Smith must hk l*AH> to-P. A. Anley nr
Tom Beckensll.- F. A. Anley .
���riiHiiHi-itKi'** rim N^tt-eh,
Mr, Lnbinu'liyrt- litis (Mine into j>n����t^|.
nioii uf a ���il|.*un;rap!i of n nkctrli nf Mr.
i idartHtoiii- nHkiitK Id** Unit Kt*i*��t Hpf-.vh
iu thu HuUHO uf Ci-iiiiiiui.it in lX\iH. Tlm
nk��tnh, which is mud to hitVii ln*'eii drawn
Hi tilt} time. nfjirei-H.it,***. Mr.' GhiiUtiiiie,
ti.ft* a iiutmlwr for Newark, mwakiiitf
fi otn tti�� front iHtiit'ii in-low (lit- Knutt-
Wayiil'the old hou-w that wai btirlittd
i.own iim iii-xt ywir. Mr ���UlmUiono'ti
vary lirst utterance iu tht* Jlmi.tt' nl
CuiUlltiiliH wiw iititdi1, not frum tin* troll*,
tn'iii'h Lwlow the K.iiiKWaV.', Lut ti'-in
tiutifi* I Iiu ^'-illurr, wlivre im wiu> hIiiuhc
iimii'lildt- ui rup-iUvrn; and, ciirioiitily
*'iii*.i(.:it, it wil* in reply to UiKh.v rVtmuiij
t11.11 i.ituntH i* lor Ijttivttfb, and fattier of
Mr. Kn^i-iiti Whpoii, who uow rfpre*��nii��
.���>iutl- Ayi-fudre aa onu  uf   Air.   (jiua*
Hlubtr'tt allUlil.-ltt-Mt iU|ij,urlorg.
Ilffure I olumbdi.
The hcliff iu aChineii* Ctdmuhni wo*
firm allowt-nl UynrhulurRouiy uU��ul tifly
ymo iifcii. The claiiu its thnt a lludduint
j.ri****t in the. llfth ceatury eii*.-��t*d Uw
I'aciftc l�� tldi�� coutmeut and return	
...it.uiiK a wutU'ii rfjiortof ni�� du-uU'ry.
'Iiu* r'u^ort ���lill exi.-iUi. It wnn traun
tnwd -mo i'm.t-i- iu 17III by M. doUuy*
ntw. It nivra a narrative of a Y.*yve'
���.���Hhtwarti uy a prit-it for UO.ouu ii, wiierfc
in* luuud a country whicn he namea
i'uj-aujjt. l'woplt* nimilar to the Iin.i..iii*
.vere SwcriHud, ;M H'vll ae Ameru.-n
ulauta. Tht- only doubt about tlm mitt*
\ax u na to tuti ui.itaiioe 111411111 Ity 'in.tjoo
ii," Tiie priwU may haru rvu..*lit*d ouly
Wuie WiAiia iu U.e 1'aoifit: Ocetut,
A   Snap.
80 acres of fine land for sule or exchange
or property at Courtenay, Union or U-
nion Wharf
Apply at thin office.
Home Made Boys Suits.
Suits lor boy* from two to ten yenrs of
.'Hjc made to order, at reasonable rates.
Apply to
Mrs. Chnrldi Hooker, Courtenay'
Utilek Witrh.
A r-*|>* >rt flnyi that Sir A rtliur Sullivan
rci't-iiiiy struck a million Hotel on a
p,.itiu in t-uiiii -iicwir* a�� 'thn reniili uf a
t:lialit,*l|^��v.ri'ht*'-M'rilind'i)f t'oni|tulaiion
t'iup.oy��-ii-an-i thu cutditioii ot tin- piano
aim SiY, Arthur (tftef tuts ^ui^ifUM^oai*
HtXx/ttet ��rt.*,UvLK*veh; **"
Alniiioilitni Xul fn�� HlvrrlM.
Thou iom A. EdiMin, the if real e>rtrir*
Ian, JMiVn uluiiiiiiiuui will not fill tne tail
uc tlie HWt inetul for the fnnitimttinn
uf Ulcyi;li*lt uw-iutf to iU miflm-ds, it ft
iikiit. but ltu'kn ktreuutii. He thin**
bicktti iu-vI U the inutal ol'the future.   .
ItllljMta nt KIt�� Rulwr*.
Ofthe l.fiou.lMKI.OwiufUie.earth'itnhah
itanu the Kinperor of China hold�� h*.va>
'over 4U5.00U,OUO; the Wliaeii of EfitfUni:
ruleeor prutectH aHO.0tw.uo0; the (feur1
���jf Ruasia U dictator tt> llft.(ltl.i,iV)o.
f-rapce, in tht Repuldic. 4*nu'1-deiieieA
and Rpheree of inflntneo, control* 74,
.wx>P(XM); tlie (jenu.an Kainer Kovehii!
M.UOO.tlO0: thaBuItau'of Tnrktr j*y��
down the law to ^O.W.tKX); tli�� Mikad.
of Jaiwui hnp 40.0ixt,tK>0 anhjuuii, ailU
the Kluk of iSpaln rule* orer 2?,l><K).00o.
That U to h'-y. two-thirtla of the iMipula
11011 of* the ttl.dw i* umler the icuvera*
ment of five rulvra. Here ia mouo-pu]/
With a.vengtanc*).
A lOmliiuiim thnrl.tt.
Mai Kaufman, a ttarlin jeweler, hna
mnite a perfivt ivory chariot wun wov*
able whft-U, Uw wuute wuij-iiiug but
twu grama.
Iln* at lit* Uuw*ii'�� Kerantrlt-HI*-*,
One of thr Knnllnh Qqmii'r little va-
irarifi in a dislike for tlie utm-Il of filMj
���he imrer w>vtre them hersidf, wnich ia
all vi-ry' wtdl. Bat neither wm she imf.
init anyone el��e to wear * theih. when
tlriviiiic with her An an invitntiuu to
go tti'ride with lw#* ia e��niiva|ent to a
iMiiiimatid. aud 1* (Utother little, queenly
rajinry la ^ ItthhpNa for an opim. ciin-iaife
iu all aatotuta,. *he unhappy raoipianM
of tWfovWW feci like making their
�����Wla lWt*r��-*��Mft.nir 00 a pleaeurt drive
Am A-Mlr��ll(Mt riwt    ',       ...
Tha .".Goppel -Him^mti^h little pert-
���fbl* chapel lik'hM by electricity, rind
wovtd' aluSrit by throe men Or a horae,
ii comiiiK into uae in Auitralia,.*. It in
eiidit feet liiri-f. four-- fedt wide and nix
feet Iriifh,' It il wpeted aud haa chain
and wi ��rntiu. wlfil** on��Hide'6��a L* let
cwwu, Miamg j�� plsMtarm.    w
Cumberland Townsite
A PoraatTwo Years A��o, aod Bxhib -
iti&s Only Blackened fitumpa
Last Spring, But Now ft Thriving Town, Showing Marvtloua
Orowth During a Period of &e-
���aarkable Dapreaaion Ilaewhere
' ��� A OompleU Lia�� of Buildiuga
to Which ia Added a Few ol Tuoie
Shortly to be Brected.
The new townsite of Cuutberland is but
as addition to the niinrW-v'ckmp ol Union
Tlie superior quality ol tne coul produced here, yielding 17 ovt cem mote carbon
for the same uuantitv than any other
cmil mined on the cuast, has created a
demand, which now lurjej is rapidly in*
ceasing, and 11 met, ol course, by a corresponding out -put of the btack diamonds
Those who huve ni-ver visited,Union'
should not imay me that it is nothing; but
a mining canip. Independent of Cumberland it is a town of same importance,
having the largest retail store in the Province, with saw milt, hotel,, shops, etc.
liui it is of CumeriamJ we 's'wrteii to
write. It, joins Union un the east,
and was, until about two year-, n-jo, a
howlitiK wilderness. It was then denuded ol forest, but not of the blacened
Slump** which, except where it is built up
sud teuder it picturesque. It lies on
lnyh ground, gently rising toward the
-north, soinewhat rolling, but sufficiently
level lor'the purpose ufa fine tnwnsite.
CuniUbrland commands a view ol the
mountains��� n*ot Inr distant to the south
,-^nestled in 1,(10 bosom of which rests in*
tr.m.juii beaut}' Lake Hamilton, which at
no lihlatlt period may lurnish its inhabitants, by the gravitation system, an a.
bundance of pure water.
The clev-iuuii���500 feet above the sea
level���gives lu thc air a dryness and ton-
it effect highly beneficial to those troubled with weak luhgji.     r ������
Hut Cumberland's growth! Well, well
take a look al it nuw. Let us start
at First struct and bum-mairau'enue, fa-*
ring east. I'irsi sueti U the division
link between the Camp and the new rowii-',
���>ite. Turning to the n**ht we see the'
hand'Oiue two storey store bmUiing occupied by thu Ak Kims, general mer-.
chants. This store, is.34 by 60, owned
by K. Grunt & Co.^as built last* spring
at a cust ot j-s.joo, and ivus.ihe lirst building erected ill the new t lAilsitd The
tViKlim do a llouiii-tlniig husiliesi here,
'llie next buitumg ericttd was tiant &
Mctiregor'sturmtnre stoic, right opposite
It has a modern from, is two storeys, 26
by 62 and cwt $2,500. The busiiie-.-.
done bj *.iU cnterpiising firm extends
ilirou^houl.lhe district. Moving a fow
-.tcp*. up tbe avenue we come to J. A-
brams. ihis store might be cou.iidered
a twin of lhe lirsl one uekcribed except
tor the tact thai it came into existence a
,|(HK* .l.i^er. Mr, .Abrams keeps gents
lurnishu.,,5 and has a tailoring depart
inenl ur.der the charge of U. McLeod
which is rapidly acquiring an enviable-
rt-putaiiou The building cost about
&,$oo. Next east, un the same side of
the street U the Magiiet store of Wm
Langtttii. two storeys, 32 by 50; cost
$2,000 Here one can get almost anything from a tooth-pick to a canary bird.
A step or two further in the same direction bihtf-s us to the Union bakery of Ad-
ilertnn .it Kuwboiham. It is one story,
28 by y.r, having a brick lurnice oven
with a capacity liff turning twii tons of
Hour per week into bread; cost $1,200.
Un the next lot, same side of the avenue,
is ihe two atory butcher simp of A.C .
Pultun. It is 20 by 30 ami is provided
With family rooms up stairs; cost about
$8ou And a little further still to the
right is the fine livery establishment of
Wood & Miller. The building is 35 bv
70 and cost about $1,000 lu addition to
the livery they do a gmcrul teaming bus
iness. Right across the wjy is a new
building designed for a drug store, very
neat and costing $350. it U now decu.
pied by (.). H. Feebler, tonsurjnl artist.
I hen as we pass 10 the next block we
do not need to have pointed out the
Cumberland Hotel, It is three storeys
high and perhaps the most imposing
stiucture uorili ol Victoria. It wus built
last fa;l by McDonald St Bruce, but has
lute y been suid to John l'iket. It cost
We will rest, here a moment to get a
cigar Or a glass of soda, ju3l as our friends
prefer, and then uk*. a look at the cottages ai the south of us, on Front street
Kach has 5 rooms and is 24 by 36 and
costing $1,000. 'lhey belong 10 K. Oram
and Co. Not far irom these, on Second
street, are Wm. Mitchell's two cntiages
-one costing $boo, and the other, a
double tenement, costing something like
$1,5001 Yes,* and (hore is John Thompson s one and a half story cottage, about
hull'finished, ami wid cost, $1,200. - And
we musi not overlook the neat cottage,
nearly complete, on ihe west *>ideot .-ic:
ond *��treet, owned by K. Oram- thai
one with an attractive verandah. It will
be occupied by Niel McFadjen and lam-
it), and tost $1,000,
Ity the way, we have overlooked the
new customs office on First street lately
built for lieo. Hoe the newlv appointed
official, :'.',
We mty as well pass up Dunsmuir ave
and go north on Seem d street. Ynu no-
(ice, of com ie; those two heat one ami
a half storey dwellings upon which the
timdiing touches are now being applied
��� those to the left? They cost $1,000
each. And just around the corner tn the
right, on Penrith steel is ihe new 24 by
26 cottage ol D. Daniel's which we may
weir put down   nt  $1,000.
And here wc are right opposite the
new Methodist church which has just
been completed at a cost ol $5,000,, and
Vvhii-h to us* the words of a recent visitor, would lie a credit to a much larger,
place; Iiy following up this "street {.Sec
ond) and back to Muryport avenue we
conn: to the new* dwelling of James Ca-
the*. Itw two storeys, contains 7 rooms
with a combination of bay window and
oiaita in Irottt. It is $0 arranged with
Hiding doors that all of one side of the
fir��t sjftrey can Jx thrown into one room.
* It. is being nicely finished, and being vn
high 'ground commands a magnificent
vit'w*���cost $3,000. '   " ,
IPILDIN'CS to'op up;,
Upon inquiry at the architects and
buildeti we'learneil that tht*v-plans were
out for (juitc a numhrr*>f new hmldings
upon some of which work will be commenced at once.   The mo**i important of
these is the new Temperance Hotel of A
Lindsay, the popular manager of the
Cumberland Hotel. It will be located
just east of (irant and McGregor's fm*
niture store. The main budding will be
32 by 65 ft and three storeys in height;
wash mom, kilchen, and store room in
the rear. Thc first storey will contain ladies' parlor, guests r-ining room, dining
room connected with sitting room hy
sliding doors, making a room w-I.en necessary of 40 by 60. In the.. 2nd storey
there will be 12 bed ro mis Wine of
which will be in suites. In the 3rd stn-
rey there will be 12 sleeping room*, all of
gth'd size. The front will have a b.dco-'
ny along the second stanf wi.h fanry
rait. Wide steps in front with double
front windows, etc. |. A. Mat-eer is the
.uckittct. Will cost fully $4, 000 and be
completed hi June.'
The next most important building togo
up is the dwelling house cf Alex. (Irant.
The plans show it building i4 stiirevs
and 30 by 40 with rear ell 22 by 36. On
the 1st floor there will Ik hall, parlor, din
ing room, kitchen, store room, bath, and
play-room for the youngster-*. I he 2nd
storey li-ts four line bed roams, each a
wardrobe. The front is ornamented
with a balcony and three mullion windows and Imv on the side. Heavy cornice
supported by fancy brackets. Front
is illuminated with sun-burst, Located
on Mary port street. Co*.!, $3,000. J. A.
Matecr, architect.
Mr. Adderton ofthe firm of Adderton
and��Rowbothnm, (bakers, will erect a
$2 000 front to their baker}*. It will be
two storeys high and contain 20 moms.
Thc first storey will be utilised as a
shop nnd restaurant.
R. Grant and L Motince will erect
three cottages on Front street, each uf
which will cost $1,000.
lames McKim, senior member of J as.
Me Kim and Sons, will build ou .Mary-
port ave. an elegant cottage, 24 by 30 of
7 rooms to cost $2,000.
Hack ofthe furniture store there wil]
go up thortlv a Suilding 20 by 30. two
storeys and intended for upholstery and
warehouse purposes.
And no week passes now without some
thing new in tlie bufldi*-gtitic*to-!rt-cord.
Union Flashes.
* San -Mateo came in on Saturday morn
ing"���Sir. Jeannie arrived Friday. Will
take 1400 tons of coal to San Fraucisco
*-���Ship.-Iriquois is now due also Kichard
nt���The Mineola due May 5th as also
the str. Willumette���H. M. S H>acnnhe,
expected yesterday.���The Stella.left with
a load of wash coal.���Tepic left last Wed
nisday wiih two scow loads of coal for C.
1*. K.���Tlie Quadra loaded aad left for
Carmnnah Light-house.���Slope No. I is
about ready, in fact it is reported thai afew
men are already at work there.���Kev.
Jno, Robson want below on last Fridav
to attend Conference, ���lldnevolence
lodge No. 14 have been photographed
und the picture will be framed and will
hereafter ornament the lodge room-
Mr. lVlehanty of Nanaimo has taken
charge of the .dresi*making department
ofthe Union store.���-Mis* Mouth went be
low Friday to act as bridesmaid for a
friend in Nanuimo.���Mr. O H. Fechter,
late of Victoria, has taken the drug store
wheie he is doing a lively business as a
barber. He is master of his trace.���The
Oddfellows,ballon the 26th ult. was a
very pleasant affair. Dave Roy, Duncan
McAllister, and Tommy Reed furnished
lhe music. The supper was at A. Lindsay's, and Wood & Milter's fine rigs were
kept busy about midnight in transporting guests to and Irom dinner��� 300'
pair tweed pants at $2,75 per pair
at. the Union store.-At Nob Hill last
Monday Mrs R. S. McConnell presented
her husband with a son and heir.���There
was a magic lantern exhibition at the
Mav Saturday. The views were of London and very fine��� Look out for S. Let-
ser'.s new ad next week re furniture, carpets, Japanse matting, hats, laces and
To Contractors.
Scnled lenders will be received by thc
Honoradle the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works, up to noon of Monday, the 28th uf May, lor the construe
tion ofa bridge acros*. Oyster River.
Plan*; and specifications can be seen
and forms for tender obtiined at the Gov
eminent Agent's office at Comnx.
The lowest orany.teiider will not necessarily be accepted.
W, s. Gore,
Deputy Commisioner
Of Lands ami Works.
Umjti'Kt laf N.|< Ng* rixria.
Thr pn ���.������rim of MtVftffe raci an* pen*
'rally point*". Mid pithy, Tht- Biumtut-i
imy. "The thief ratoltf-n hiimclf:' the
Ynriib'n, "He who limine uinther in
jure- lii-imelf*" the WolofA, "Hufoj***
healing nthori, hnal yonrw'lf" In Ac
era they nay, "KtilNidy ih twice n fool:"
mining tha Oji, -The moon doin not
Kmw full in auay," '* The |Hmr mnn hn*��
110friwiilc" A Piuvhio proverb say*-,
"A feather dowt not stick without gnii."
Others nre: "A crab din**- not firing |
forth a bird," "A razor einnot shav��
itaelf,"   "CrOM   the   river   hefttrtt   yoll
alms.)  the  crocodii*. rrnth is duly
���(Kikt'ii by a Ntrntm man or n fool,"
������Pemeveraiice always trininnha," "Tht
thrtmwl ft iih 1 wn the needle," "rreparatiuu
i* betWr thau aftur thought.M
c i-owtfTintf Raa*.
Em dealers mult noon imsh the Enf ���
li��n luiigiug*-  one it��p further.   The
tii��tinrtioii of etfgs. fresh e*.-g<* r,ii*j utriet
ly fresh eir>. MJtuetlmea eallod -'Htric*
liei." har�� liecotiie historic, lint hoim--*
wivw have diM-ovj-ritl tina winter, jit-r-
ha|WMthv n-flult of hard tiun**-. that
itne'lif-a are no longlir to In* lru��t.*.l.
S>me of tlieiu. iudeeiL nre little bettnr
than ' trenh egg*��,' ami utlivrt are neither
moreor i<-*�� ttiuu just''eggi."
W hfi ����� 1,11* U l^iti--fa|. ,
The average lenjfth of lif�� Ji irreater.
In Norway limn' ih'any tit ber rouutry
on the gi*4����. This in attributi-d to ttie
(net that the teuipetature m oubl auu
uniform thrgtighvut the year.
��lo..jUll..'i T*t>lh,
The micrnneopihta says that a m<*-
qnttM hiw iwyuty two '.-taeih" iu tbe vud
ul ItA l'fil���llvvvu kiA>i��  ai.u  \Uk- nttiutt
LumiAi' oi-iwff. J
Local Brevities
The mail at Courtenay closes on Thur-*
day prompth at 6 p. in. and the money
order -department at 5 p. m. on same day
For Sai.k.��� A 6ne saddle horse foBj
sale.   Enquire of Wm. Harmston, or at
this office.
The steamer StafTa from Vancouver ar
rived 11 the May lost Wednesday with
freight for Holmes, Howe etc.
For Saw:��� R. (Irani flj Co nf l'n
ion has twenty ton** of first class seed potatoes which they ate disposing nf at tctfs
unable rules.
Cln May, 24th. the Courtenay Athletic
Club will duly celebrate with a fine line
of sports; anil in thc evening will have a -
dance.    Particulars later.
On, Pnwall of Dominion Pants Co will
be al Union and Comox until May inl.
and will make suits to order from J17 up
Fits guaranteed in every case. 1200
samples to select from.
From the Victoria Times we leara
lhat Capt. Urquhart, who has been confined to the house most of the winter, is
slowly recovering, and with thc advent
of warm weather is liable to be nut again
Henry Dunn, the famous Australian
wrestler, will exhibit for the benefit of
thc Courtenay Athletic Club at Ihetr
Room Friday evening of this week
Turn out and give the boys a rousing
Mr. S. Leiser has bought out the butcher business5 of F. A. Anley, and will erect
jusl west of Union store a building 20 by
36; will keep u\h at least one day a week
and ns far as practicable ouy ofthe farmers of Comox.
Tlie sir. Joan last Wednesday had .1
1'irge pa-.scnger list on its trip up, among
which wc noticed R. Graham, Maud
Smith. Mr. Sharp, (i. Hay, Miss Carter,
Supt. Hus-ev, W. II. Anderson, 0. II.
Fechter, V, Gable, G. Ford, and J. Howe
Owing to sickness of our printer v. r
have been unable to change lhe ad, of
Sh an and Scott and others this week ns
desirrd.   We can only say,  Look ont
��� for it next week, and in the meantime if
you   require something jiice   in spring
-;mimner.y.'or dress good**, capes, jackets.
and m-tnlles at much tess than Inst \ ears
prices *end or go 10 SI0111 and Scott's
4f> Commercial St,  Nanaimo.
A special from Wellington says ihai
Jos. Hunter Superintendent of ihc K.
and N. Railway and u railway engineer
were driven out to Englishman's Rivr-r
hy Mr. Kilpatrick last Friday for the
purpose of locating the direction ofthe
preliminary survey of the extension of
said railway to Union and Comox.
Hon. Then Davie returned '-n Saturday from Alberni where he had been hul
ding successful meetings.
The Espcrann came up last Wednr���������
day and took on Supt. Hussey, who had
Vrriyed oh ihe Joan, nnd Officer Ander
ton and proceeded north in search of additional evidence in ihc L\nn case.
Thfcy were highly successful; procuring
uartsnf wood work at Green's cabin.Sava
ry Island, containing bullet holes, and
tracing (be shot where it was scatterd \it
ward the shore. They crossed over t-o
where Lynn camped in the wooes about
four miles north of John }. R. Miller\
place and the.re dug up ihe bag of slut
which Linn had hidden.   The officers re
��� timed Sunday.
In our account of List week's Reading
Room Entertainment w error occurred
whereby credit was given to a wrm.g p,ir-
ty. The notice should have read as fn1
lows. *    '
A little geni was "Daddv won't gjye
men bow-Wow," as sunglby.Htlle Miss
Mary Anley, daughter ST Mr. and Mrs.
F. A. Anley. Tlie (tltjatfj sweet, childish
voice, thc light ivillowv figure, a face,
framed in soft siky masses of dark hair,
banning Inostly dovyn upon the shoulders, and perfect naturalness of manner,
made a rare combination of attractiveness
not soon to be forgotten.
Auction Sale.
1 will offer for sale at Public -\uctiim
at thc Readiug Room Hall, Uninut,ii
7. p. m, Wednesday, the 23rd of Mav
Lots in thk Famous Garvin Sbum;
property on Kayne Sound, through which
the extern-inn of the E, nnd N. Railway
and the Nanaimo Trunk Road will pass.
Title perfect. Terms made known *it
time uf sale.
Chas Dempster, Auctioneer
Having sold out my Soda Water
and Hon I in j-, business in Comox District
to Mr. David JomS of Courtenay I desire
to settle Up all outstanding account.*- at
mu e and banles will confer a favor by
paying the same to him there, as he is
fully authorized to collect for me .md receipt forany moneys paid him,
Louis Lawreoce.
Nanaimo, 11. C. April 11,1894.
To the readers of the "Weekly News";
Mr. A. Uptaker, ihe Jeweller, late of
Vancourer, ll, C. has Opened up an cs
tal-lishiucnt in McKelvey'** house al Cour
ten.iv, It. C, with a choice slock bf
''Watches, Jewellry, Musical Instrument-,
Stationery, Tobaccos, Cigars, and sinok.
er's articles as well as notions, etc., etc.
Mr. Uptaker otherwise known by his pop
nlar nickname as "Barnev" li well known'
in this locality and the Union Mines
Watch and Jewellry repairing promptly and neatly done..
Qualification  and   Registration
of Provincial Voters
N.QTICE.is hereby given that in ..*������
enrtunce with the provisions ol Seer nn
���Iftofihe Legisl.itive Electorates and E.
.leciinhs Act, 1804, I shall hn|d a Cotirt
of Revision, at the Cmirt House nt it
o, ilock, a. ni. on the thirty-''rst day of
May, 1894, for the purpose of hearing ihe
claims nf any persons who allege that
their name1, have been improperly stru-k
off or omitted from lhe List of Voters
for thc)Electoral District of Comnx. ,
W. II. Anderson
Comox, Mav '���-'��� l-*V4- Collector. PRACTICAL   F AIMING.
Planting the Tree.
What do wc p'ftW whan we nlant tho tree I
We (iiunt the -iiii* which will orosa iho tea.
Wo pi.mt the must to carry tin* mila,
Wa plant the planks to wtiha and tlio ualas-
Thekeel, ttio keelson, and ho mis ami knee;
We plant iho ship whon wo pliint tliu troo.
What do we plant whon wo plnul the troet
W�� plant i..ii home for you -inii ino.
We uliint t he r.i'tow, tho stllnglos,  theflOorfl
Wo plant llm itti idinif, the  lut lit. lho  doors.
Tho oeiuni nnd sldlnfrs, all parte* that bo;
Wo plant tlie homo whon wo plant the tree.
To Heep Good Help.
Steady employment throughout the year
is what is needed to procure a trustworthy
elitss of men to work on the farm. It is
the faot that the farm only oiler* work for
a few months, and those when least is re
quired tor subsistence, and this drives tho
energetic and goo 1 hand to seek employment in tho cities, where work will 06
continuous the year round. In the ohl
days inert: was more manufacturing on the
farm than in now possible, There are no
more farmers who tati hides and mane thc
leather into hoots and bIiocb ami harness,
All these are put on the market so much
cheaper atid with an mueli hotter polish hy
the wholesale manufacturers tha* it is quite
impossible for the   homo   manufacturer!
working un so i-mi-.ll a scale, lo compete
There aro still shoe repairers who are ablo
to earn a living in citios, hut thoy aro often
���ot so well paid as workers in large shops,
and their number tends to decrease rather
than increase. Wo hs ve known some farmers
to grow broom corn extensively and manu
faoture at least a portion of their crop into
brooms. This labor jb not difficult lo learn,
and in this way, in certain neighborhoods,
employment js'-ivontolari-onumbers of men,
but the wages are not and cannot be very
high. There is too muoh competition to
allow the manufacture of brooms to be carried on during tho winter, oven on the
farm, if high wages aro paid ; but if one or
two farmers in a neighborhood should grow
broom corn and manufaoture ami sell the
products during the winter near home, they
might be able to get something better than
wholesale prices, and so keep the men at
work the whole year. This is a suggestion
worth considering, difficult as it is becoming to procure and keep good farm help.
A Model  Dairy Barn.
The proper caro of a winter dairy
involves a great deal of labor, and it is
difficult anil expensive to so rearrange
old barns that  both labor  and produce
tracking tilth to tha floor, which in turn ITI TT TH TKIl-lPBTnU BPDflftl*-
adheres to the baga of the cowa when they   lHi!l       111 IMilUIt     AMUUli
lie down.    Itut the driveway   between is 	
made six inches lower than the oow floor, AN INTERESTING SUMMARY OF THE
tltui making it easy to load the manure on VFiR'-; wnnu*
the   wagon.    In   the construction of   ihe | itAHawuKR,
lloor of this first atory. sleepers covered 8orv<,rit|miMiirM,i���II, Homesteatt Selltew
With planks in the old way are not used , _ln.l!Irtlt,m ,��� lh(.T*rrHortea-J��Te��.
Such floors not only cover Jena ot r its and , Arrival.-Alaalia Bo��dury Survey.
drain away hundreds of dollars   worth of;
liquid manure iu the course of years, but, According to the report of the Depart-
what is of vastly more importance, by thia ment of tho Interior just presented to Par-
very leakage into tlie soil under the barn liament the operations of tho topographical
an unsanitary condition is created which survey branch last year were on a somewhat
endangers the health of the ho d, as also more extensive scale than usual, a large
lhat of the farmer and his family. Tho money appropriation for tho purposes hav-
apace botweeu ihe sills is filled iu with stone, ing permitted the number of survey parties
On this ia spread a cood layer of cement, in iho field tobe increased. In British Col-
forming a aolid foundation on which to lay umbia ono party, which was set to work
thc floor of ono aud oucfoiirth inch plank, early in ibe spring, was found to beiusuffici-
The drupe are also made of cement, the ont to meet the demands fcr new surveys,
sides being of stone laid in cement and woll and a second parly had to bo organized,
plastered up with the same. At the edgo The total number of acres surveyed last
nf the cow ll tor a twa hy four inch scant- year in the whole of Canada was 2,928,6*10,
ling Is imbedded in tho oeraont, and to thiB the largest number for nfuo years nast.
ia nailed tho floor planks, Thia method of Tho number of farms of lfiO acres each remaking a floor for the tirst story of a bam presented hy last season's survey work was
ia chcapoi-ihan wood, and is not only rat 18fJt04t as against 8,720 in 1888.
proof but   absolutely water proof, saving! last ybah'sskttlkiis.
every particle of manure and shutting out T,10 numhcP of homestead entries in Mani-
that   unwholesome and dl^����pu^^�� | tobk'did tfao Ndrth-WMt last year is dii
tbaturitie-aoakud earth is sure to impart
to a stable.
There arc ten windowi,o- on the aide opposite the Wall MshoWD ill the ground plan.
The stable is Ventilated hy means of air
shafts leading to the cupola in tlio roof,
which are so adjusted that they may bo
partially closed iu extrome weather. As
one sill of the second story rests on a
bank wall but Utile bracing is needed in tho
appointing, in view of tho fact that the
immigration for the seisou shows an iucrease of 1,600 souls. Of tho total immigration, however, arriving in Canada, at
the Atlantic ports, only 11,300 souls went
west of lake Suporior���thai is, to Manitoba,
the North-went and British Columbia���as
con.pared with I'J.liH during tho pievloua
year. Last year the number of homestead*
ers from Great Britain aud Ireland fell off
iS��S "iLffc Ju. PiLt?    R ill ����S   b*y 8H and from the continent   of Europe
'' '"''      "  '"" *""""������    ty lli), makint a total fulling off of home-
mtry ���iVTiXL-Qpar
may he uaed to the beat advantage. When
there are such buildings on the farm
they may be fitted for horses aud young
etock. The plans shown in the illustration
are for a building for dairy cows only.
Fig. 1 shows the ground plan of the stable
with partitions between the cows,going back
halfway from tho manger to tho drop, and
interfere with the work. Iu thu second
ntory the braces are made uf one ami nne-
fourth by six inch spruce. Two of these
braces cross one another on each sido of the*
bent, as shown in l-'ig. '-', and aro bolted to
tho parts, thus giving great strength and
stability to thu frame, und at the same
time leaving the bays open from the floor
to the ends of the barn, The haya hold
eighty tons of hay or other fodder. In the
winter the corn stalks are cut on tho upper
floor by horse powor, and are passed down
to the feeding floors through shutes.
This dairy burn has the following advantages : 1. Economy in construction;
as it contains no re-entering analcs, and
ihe roof ja without hips or valleys, thus
furnishing the maximum of room at tho
minimum of expense. 2. Economy of labor;
as every part of the work from the tirst
storage of tho grain and fodder to its final
exit as milk and manure, is arranged with
special reference to convenience and labor
saving. 3. Economy of manure. Horse
manure and other absorbents may be used
in the drops as a matter uf convenience, hut
with the floor made as described not a particle of manure can be tnat. Add to this, that
itasaniturycondition for both man and boast
are perfect, and it is a model dairy barn.
Clean the Cistern.
Cisterns should be cleaned out at least
once a year, and twice would be better
Many, however, do not olean them unti
the water becomes tainted, and even smell'
bad, and thia usually happens iu midsummer when there is little rainfall.
partitions between the cows' heads. There
is also a stairway leading from the stable
to the Doors above. Fig. 2. gives a section
ot the barn and Its approaches, showing the
manner of constructing the frame. Fig. 3
shows .the exterior of tho building. The
frame is thirty-six by sixty-eight feet,with
twenty-two foot posts above thc stable,
whioh has accommodations tor forty cows,
giving a width of three and one-fourth feet
to each cow, and leaving a passago way
acroaa the center. This barn is built on
sloping ground, making It easy to gain
access to the barn floor, which is fourteen
feet wide and is placed eight feetabove the
stable. The spaco between this lloor and
the Btable is used as a granary and especially
as a storage place for hran and other fend,
which may bo purchased cheap In tho sum*
mer and stored for winter uso. The bins
are tilled through trap doors in tho bam
lloor above, which aavea a great deal of
labor in handling. The grain is passed tu
the stable by wooden shutes whicli deliver
it into a box ou Vflictdi in each feeding
alley. As tho lop of a load uf hay is
twenty foet abovo the bottom of tho mows,
the unloading is mostly pitching down,
which makes another great saving of labor
in a busy limo of year. The hay ia
also delivered to lho stables by hay aliutcs
In eaoh corner of the bays. The cows
stand in two mwa, with their heads toward
the outside uf lhe barn, each feeding alloy
Doing -lightfeet w ide. The standing lloor for
the cows is five feet from the stanchion lo the
drop, having a pitch uf two inches iu the
distance. Running leiii*tliwi-m of the stable
are two long sills, a, which aro woll supported like lhe outside sills, On theao rest
pouts, in tho line of stanchions, supporting
Stringers above, whicli eustain the weight
of the hay. To avoid having posts in the
center, which are a great iucouveuienco in
a stalile, the tloors of the second story are
supported in lhe following manner ; In the
center is another stringer, b, sustained by
"cording." Every third sleeeper js six
by eight Inches, and over the stanchion at
each sido there is a notch, o, ill iho upper
aurfaoe which receives a cross piece of iron
two inches wide and one-half inch thick,
Through holes in thia, iron rods tilted with
nil's and "thread go down each side of   the
sleeper, and passing under the stringer, as
sh.iwn in Fig, 2, sustain the floor very much
as a suspension bridge is supported, Aa
the alo.pers of this lloor ere not notched into
the upper sills and the slrmgors mentioned,
hut rest on top of thom, tlie timbers retain
their full Htrcugth.
The drops, d, aro twelve "inches deep
and eighteen inches wide, leaving a passageway seven feet wide between them in
which tu drive a oart or wagon to convey
thn manure to the field, or a manure shod
remote from the baru, a-i may bo desired,
This method of cleaning the stable Is by
far tho best yet devised, giving tlie
most perfect results with tha least labor.
The depth of the drop, twelve Inches
from the cow floor, ii found lo be
better   than    a    shallower   one,       as    i
prevent* tbo cows frum aontinuatly step
Ling into   the drop   and out again,   thus
Inoculation Introduced Into England,
On March 18, 1718, Lady Mary Wor-
tley Montagu, at Belgrade, now the
capital of Servia, caused her infant son to be
inoculated with the vir us, nr diseased matter,
of smallpox, as a means of warding off an
ordinary attack of that horrible disease, or
of causing a person to pass through it in a
milder form. In 1721 Lady Montagu introduced the practice of inoculation into
England. In the course of her residence in
Turkey.with her husband, she saw it practised,and ventured on the experiment with
her own child. Her only brother, Lord Kingston, had been carried off by smallpox, and
it had destroyed her own fine eyebrows,
though it left no other mark upon her face.
Out ot sympathy, therefore, the hope of
obviating much suffering and of saving many
lives caused her to introduce the practice
into her native land. Thence it travelled
to other countries. Thomas Dimsdale, a
physician, who wrote several treatises on
the subject, journeyed to Russia in 1768 to
inoculate tho Empress Catherine II. and
the Grand Duke Paul, for which she created him a Baron of the Empire, a title which
he and his descendants bear in England.and
he was appointed also physician to her
Majesty and Councillor of State. A gratuity
of ��12,001) was given to him for hy* journey
and a pension of ��500 ayear. In 1781 the
11 iron again visited Russia to inoculate the
two amis of the Grand Duko. But In 1791 Dr.
���Tenner announced his discovery of vaccina,
tion,whichgradually superseded inoculation,
till the latter was prohibited by Actof Par*
liament on July 23rd, 1840.
By Rail to the Great Wall of China.
Tho completion ofa railway to tho foot
of the Groat Wall of China is a remarkable
incident in the progress of tho world and a
striking example of the irony of history.
The wall, which has been always a world's
wonder, and which had its origin far back
in the centuries,was built to resist the onward march of the "uncivilized " hordes
from tho north-west. Now.not only have the
barhariaiin gono from the four winds and
mado thoir influeuccfolt in China, but bit by i paralively little use is now, or ever will be,
bit  the country is being won  over tothe   mado of the road allowances in the section
steaders from Europe of 48ft. From Ontario there was a decrease of 731 homesteaders. The most encouraging feature of the
year'B work, howovor,was the rapid increase
of entries obtained by people from the
United States, the number in 181)2 being
.-.1.3. and in 1893, 818.
This movement illustrates in a very practical way, what thinking men in tho United
���States who have given tho subject their
attention have been pointing out in tlie
last five yea-*a, namely, that the limit of
the free land of that country which was
fit fnr ordinary farming purposes has been
reached, and that now the Canadian N* *rlli-
west contains the only extensive tract of
productivo land on the North American
continent which is open for freo homestead.
The stream of land seekers from the
United States to Canada may consequently
be expected to grow,
The following is a comparative statement of the homestead entries and sales
which have heen mado at the several agencies of the department during the years
IS'j-Jand 1893, respectively ���
IBili.      1883.
Number of homestead entries ��� 4,81"     4,007
AcreiiRC of liomo-itoadB  771,-ttlli 6.%7'JO
Sales, acreage of   62,828 -10,878
Ttie number of homestead entries, although smaller than for last year, is still
larger than those for any of tho prcocding
years since 1883, with the exception of
The monthly returns mado to tho department by its avents at Halifax, Quebec
anil Montreal show that while thero was an
iucrease of 18,329 airivals at these ports,
the net increase for the year in the number
of persons declaring their intention of
remaining in Canada was l,64,j. The
proportiou of arrivals of this clasB
destined for points west of lake Suporior was less than last year, that ia to say,
11,'tlili for the calendar year, as opposed to
12,1111 for 1892. This would appear to in.
dicate that nob only has tho migration
from the older provinces to tho North-west
greatly fallen off of late, but they aro also
receiving a larger proportion of the immigration From transatlantic points than for.
Dealing with the question of irrigation,
tho Deputy-Minister suggests that the
necessary steps should now be taken to
declare the natural waters of the Northwest to bo the property of the crown, before the oountry becomes settled and riparian rights have been acquired in the region
where irrigation can profitably be applied.
This substantially is a proposition to abolish
riparian rights in the North-went in so far
as future gran ta of land from tha crown are
concerned, but, although legislation to this
effect ia now being mooted for the first time
in this oountry, Canada will not be the first
of Her Majesty's dominions to adopt the
principle, for Australia has already ac*
knowledged hy legislation, as has the Con*
gross of tne United States of America, that
iu tho foot hills of the mountains water js
more valuable than land. Tho proposal to
close up tho road allowances in certain portions of thc country might at first appear
to be taking away from the public somo
rights which ihey already have, but it will
be readily seen that whilo the sectional
system of survey and the road allowances
which are laid out aro inconsistent
with scientific irrigation on ao extensive
scale, a substitutional method of obtaining
access tothe lands themselves will bean
absolute necessity for their profitable working, antl any such scheme will necessarily he
mado to meet all the requirements of the
travelling public. As a matter nf fact, oom-
gratost triumphs of the modern world. The
railway which connects Tientsin with Shan-
hai-Kwan   is not only completed,  but.
of country to which irrigation will necessarily bo limited. It would bu impossible at
the present stage, or,  indeed,   until   the
we learn from a Standard telegram, tho now irrigable councry has been thoroughly ex
Chinese Minister to London was ablo last Umfaed and topographically surveyed, to
week lu travel hy it tothe sea in a very I devise a suitablo system of roads, but the
abort time and get a steamer to Shanghai, I power to do this at least provisionally,
"instead of having to remain tho winter in i and subject to subsequent approval by
Tientsin, or be carried down by chair nearly ! Parliament, might safely be entrusted  to
thousand miles overland." Tho "iron
horso"has had many triumphs, but few have
more marvollous than this.��� [West-
minster Gazette.
Marking His own.
A crowded coach started fur ono of those
excursions whicli lake   place daily  during
the season iu the English Lake district,
Just aa a vory sleep descent was   being
approached, ihe passengers heard the guard .      ,   ,
itiggest to the driver tha advisability of pwxtmale ong udci
putting the dree on aud applying the brake. "10Ht.n�� J( l!" jJ��*J �������* nm WT 4
1 "I'll try lb to-day without/ aaid   tbo torininod.   Thua oporatloni covered the
launtleas Jeliu,   "Hold har J, ladles and jtw��ter par   ofthe terrl ory ail junfcito
.,���.!���*...���*���," and forthwith,   gathering   lip   t he eoas   from Iliirrough a Uy, at I ho head
F .ii.i I Jih ,l -,.. A.. I,.,  ������,.,-,.   of Behrn'B canal, in the latitude 60 degrees,
His Kxcelleucy   the Governor-General in
According lo a ropori just issued by the
Government) tho work of the A i.i k a
Boundary Commission last year Included
the making of traverses of three nf tho
principal rivers of lhe country, the Unult,
Stikiiii! and Tukn, for aome distant**] from
tho coast, and a topographic survey uf the
Intervening country. Latitudes an 1 up*
iles of the stations at the
his ribbons with the utmost caro, ho  start
ed down the declivity at a pace whicli  was
not a little terrifying to the majority of the
"Have you a bit of chalk*'" aaid ono,
solicitously, to a pompous but nervous
"Chalk ? was the irritable reply. "Chalk
Indeed 1 What con you want with chalk
al such a moment as this '!
"Oh," was the michiovnus anawer, given,
in tonca of nail concern, " I was just thinking that some of our legs and anus are likely to lie llying about before wo reach the
bottom of ihu hill, and that it would l*-o
very desirable for evory man to mark his
own- fur the purpose nf Indontifl cation,"
Tho Americans Take our Salmon.
to lienor's bay (Lynn canal) in latitude
4S degrees Ml minutes, Thu wholo region
Is mountainous, and the difliculty nf surveying it was much enhanced by tllO execs-
hive rainfall. It is intended during the
coming summer tn curry on tho topographical survey in the region extending northwesterly from Lynn canal towards the 141st
meridian, ami it is hoped that thia
Rcunon'a operationa will cemplete the
hold work, and afford sufficient
data for tho determination of the
boundary in accordance with tho treaties
bearing on the subject, Tho time fixed by
tho convention for the submission by the
commissioners of their roport expires in two
years from thc date of thoir lirst meeting,
ill November, ISI)!,    In view,   however,
! of the largo amount of ofiloa work and cal-
Thero is a small pieeo of land for whicli dilations, necessary to render available tho
Canada has a need. It is the strip ot conn- information obtained during tbo progress of
try known nu Point Roberts and owned by the survey, an extension of timo has been
tha United States, although it Is isolated granted the commissioners upon the pre*
from tho United States territory, Although sen ta tion of thoir final report, to tho 1st
thy only overland route lo it is through December, 18115.
British Columbia it has never been a Cana- j NOTES,
dian possession. As it ia close to the Fraser
river, whero the great   salmon industry ia |     During the year 2,030 letters patent wore
carried on, tlie American residents reap the  issued. 03,030 loiters were sent from or
full benefit of our fisheries,'without having received  at the department,  as against
io conform to the regulations as tn methods .84,108 the year before,
of fishing and to the olose season.   Tho I    Sixteen lessees of ranch lands in Alberta
aalmon fishers havo a  genuine grievance in   have applied to purchase portions nf   llieir
the matter, and thoy ask that the Oanajjan  leaseholds In accordance with tho depart-
Govornmeut protect ihem by giving in ex-1 ment offer of December, 1801,
change for the bit of laud a atrip ot territory adjoining Alaska. Wo trust that a
speedy settlement may bo constructed, and
that ouroountrymen may be fully protect-
cd.- (.Halifax Critic.
4 largo increase of visitors to tho Rocky
Mountains pirk at Banff waa obscrvuble
Hoarding houso coffee is sometimes   lik
the quality of mercy���it is uot strained.
The Process ��r Filling la " Blow ho lea'I��
H. A. Royce has described an interesting
adaptation of electric welding to the filling
in of "blowholes" in steel. The placing of a
plug of steel into the blowhole ao aa to
secure as perfect a union between the plug
and the mass���a plan formerly practised���
waB often found to be attended by a good
deal of uncertainty. The next, idea was to
placo small steel scrap or tilings in the
hole and to melt them by tho electric cur*
rent; but the chilling effect of the walla
was too great, and the metals would not
wold. The difficulty waB at laat conquered
by heating the mass in an oil or gat furnace and then utilizing the e'ectric aro for
melting steel filings introduced into tlie
hole. In this way in a few minutes so
perfect a union was established between
the plug and the walls of the existing metal
that no hue of demarcation was apparent
when the piece was planed down,
Many serious explosions .have been imputed Ui the ignitation of an electric apark
in manholes Into which gas leaked. It is
proposed to reduce the risk of such accidents by constructing an instrument by
which tlio porcentage of hydrogen present
in the manhole can easily ho measured
without lilting the oover. Fire-damp and
gas indicators have beon made by taking
advantage of the high rato of diffusion of
light guscs through porous partitions, aud
a thin tube of unglaj-od earthenware might
be mounted at the end of a staff, and be
connected with a gauge, the readings being
indicated ou a dial by means of an aneroid
movement or hy mercury in a thermometer
tube. The instrument could be graduated
to show the percentages and tho limits of
explosive mixtures. The adjustment of
temperature errors oould be mado by using
two similar tubes, one being rendered non-
porous. The tubes would be connected by
a glass thermometer tube and the displacement of a mercury Index would measure
the amount of hydrogen, A 1-inch hole in
the man-hole cover, closed by a lock-flap or
screw-plug, would suffice for the test.
Every one knows that a horse is easily
killed by electricity, audit is popularly
supposed that the current on entering the
body meets with some anatomical peculiarity or physiological "susceptibility" that
makes the horse more vulnerable than othor
animals to the action of suoh a current,
The Lancet holda that there is no good
ground for this assumption. The explanation lies elsewhere. The hoof, and more
particularly its crust and sole, is a good in*
sulator, hut tha shoe presents to the ground
a large metallic contact, and this contact is
in connection with metallic conductors in
the shape of nails, which pierce the strongest part of the insulation, and afford an
easy oleotrio path into the body. The
contact with earth is further improved by
the great superincumbent weight of the
animal, and it may often happen that in
passing over wet ground, the external
uurtace of the hoof aod the wet fetlook,
especially jn the oase of uutrimmed horses,
may become sufficiently wet to form a good
surface conductor, and so carry a current
directly from the earth to the upper part
of the body. In this way the safety of the
natural "resistance" of *,he hoof is neutralized. A horse, too, covers more ground
than a man, and runs greater risk trom
being in contact with points of ground
further apart.
as klkctric watch stand.
The electrio watch stand, which is now
being freely advertised both here and in
1*] it rope, owes its invention, at all events
indirectly, to a woman, A venerable professor, well known in electrical circles, was
wont to slumber mco soundly than his
wife, who was nervously anxious to know
the time at frequent periodsjthroughout the
long winter nights. Kach time, of course,
it devolved ou the professor to find out.
He bore the infliction with exemplary patience, but began to think hard whether
there was not some better way. He presently had a tiny incandescent lamp made,
and this ho fixed to the watch stand on the
mantel piece in such a way that its rayt*
would fall full on the watch on the pressure of a nob at tlio bed head, and the light
waa ao bright that there was no difficulty
in telling the time even at that distance.
It is needless to say that the push button
was put on the lady's side of the bed, and
the professor slumbered in peace. This
idea ia now lamely utilized, and neat watch-
stands are now turned out, finished in
nickel-plate and fitted with dry cells, and
an incandescent lamp in front. A supply
of silk-covered flexible wiro cord is given
with each stand, and at the end is a handle
containing a push button, which can be
placed in any convenient position, so that
a person in bed can immediately bring the
faeo ol the watch or clock into bright relief
by simple pressure of the button. The dry
cells are said to run about a year, and adieu
necessary they cau be recharged at a nominal cost.
" One good mother is worth a hundred
schoolmasters," said Goorgo Herbert. Men
aro what their mothers make them. Hut if
mothers are peevish and irritable, through
irregularities, " femalo weakness," and
kindred ailments, they find no pleasure, no
beauty iu the care of their babes. AU
effort is torture. Let all such, who feel
weighed to the earth with " weaknesses"
Peculiar to   their   sex, try    Dr.   Piercn's
avorile Prescription.    Thoy will find tho
littio ones a delight instead of a torment.
To those about to become mothers it is a
priceless boon. It lessens the pains ami
perils of childbirth, shortens in bor and
promotes the secretion of an abundance of
nourishment for the child.
A. P. 705,
An Interview With a WeU Known
Brant  County Lady. |
SuflTeretl for Two Years With 8lek Dead;
ft.-ln\ UIiiIiimii nntl Dyapeoala���How
she Found Reller-Whal Well-Known
< hei-iut* sar.
From tlie Hran! ford   Expositor,
Mrs. S. W. Avery lives on Pleasant
Ridge, about four miles out of the city
of brautford, that-being her nearest post-
office and where all her trading is done,
Mr. and Mrs. Avery have always lived
in that neighborhood, and "he is the
owner of two splendid farms, the oue
where he lives oouaiating of 1G0 acres j
and the other lying near Brautford com-.
prising 100 acres. They are highly respected residents of the community in
which they reside, and every person j
for miles around knows them. Havin;
heard that Mrs. Avery had been ourei
of ohronio dyspepsia and indigestion, by
the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, a
reporter called there recently aud asked
if she was willing to make public the facts
concerning the cure. Mrs. Avery replied
that she had bouefitted' by tho use of Pink
Pllls.and was porfeatly willing to give her
experience for tho benefit of those who
might be similarly suffering, "For the
piiHt two years," Baid Mrs, Avery, " I had
been greatly troubled with a very sick head
ache, dizziness, and a cough which I believe
were the symptoms of dyspepsia and indignation, and I could find nothing to relieve me although I tried several differ
cnt medicines. 1 could not even find any*
thing which would relieve my cough, which
at timoa would be very severe. Early last
winter I read in the Expositor of Dr.
Williama' Pink Pills, ami as the syin*
touiB mentioned were somewhat similar
to mine I was thus induced to try them.
I procured a aupply from Messrs. McGregor & Merrill, druggists ot Brautford.
Before 1 had used two boxes of tho Pink
Pills I felt bo much better and relieved from
my distressing symptoms that I thought it
would be best to continue taking them
through the winter, and I accordingly got
another supply and used them with the
result that I have been totally relieved,
have not once since had the severe headaches which formerly made my life miser,
able aud my cough has entirely disappeared
I strongly recommend Pink Pills to anyone
who sutlers similar to what I did, from
dizziness, headaches, indigestion, etc., and
I believe they will derive great benefit from
their use,
Mrs, Avery's statement waB corroborated
by her husband, who was present during
the intei-veiw, and who said that without a
shadow of a doubt Pink Pills had accomplished moro for his wife than any oiher
medicine which she had taken,
Messrs. McGregor & Merrill were interviewed, and in reply to a query as to the
aalo of these pills, Mr. McGregor said :
" We have sold in the neighborhood of
5,000 boxes during the past twelve months
and thero is no remedy we handle gives
better satisfaction to our customers than
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I havo every confidence that Pink Pink are the best on the
market and something the people can depend upon." Mr. Merrill, the other member of thia well-known firm, said : " 1 have
more pleasure in Belling Pink Pills than any
other medicinewe handle becauseit israrely
thero ia any disappointment inthem, and
the people who purcbaae them unanimously
express themselves as well satisfied. I am
wall acquainted with Mrs. Avery and I know
that all her statements are reliable and I
have watched the improvement Pink Pills
have made in her oase and have seen a great
change for the better. Many other druggists recommend somo preparations, sometimes their own, to be equally as good as
Pink Pills, but we cannot conscientiously
say ao, knowing that aa a system tonic Dr.
Williama'Pink Pills stand unrivalled,"
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing
such diseases as rheumatism, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, 3*
Vitus' dance, nervous headache, nervous
prostration and tired feeling therefrom,the
after effects of la grippe.diseaseB depending
on humors in tho blood, such as scrofula,
chronic erysipelas, etc. Pink Pills give a
healthy glow to pule and ua1 low complexions and are a specific for troubles peculiar
to the female system,und in the caae of men
they effect a radical cure in all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork, or excesses
of any natuio.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold only iu
boxes bearing the firm's trade mark and
wrapper, (printed in red ink.) Bear in
mind that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
never sold in bulk, or by the dozen or hundred,and any dealer who offers substitutes in
this form is trying to defraud you. The
public are also cautioned against other so-
called blood purifiers and nerve tonics, put
up in similar form and intended to deceive.
They are imitations whose makers hope to
reap a pecuniary advantage from the
wonderful reputation achieved by Dr,
Williams' Pink Pills.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills may be had of
alt druggists, or direct hy mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Broekvillo,
Ont., or .Schenectady, N. Y., at 00 cents
box, or six boxes for $2..ri0. The price at
which theso pills are sold makes a course
of treatment comparatively inexpensive as
compared with other nnnrms of treatment
SirGeorgo: "Dreadfully annoying, is It
not, my lady? They have scratched my
horse at the last momont."
My Lady: "Nails, I suppose? How careless of tho grooms. Why, if I'd valuable
horses liko you, Sir George, I'd have the
stubloB padded like fiist-cluss railway
carriages. ���"
Pains in_the Joints
Caused    by    Inflammatory
A Perfect Cure by Hood's Sarea-
"It affords me much pleasure to recommend
Hood's Sarsaparllla.   My son WHS afflicted Willi
great pain In tho joints, accompanied with
swelling so bad that he could not got up stairs
tn bed without crawling on hands ami knees. I
was very anxious about him, and having rend
so much about Hood's Sarsaparllla, I determined to try It, nnd got a half-dozen bottles,
four of which entirely cured him."  Mbb. tl. A.
Lakk, Oshawn, Ontario.
N. B.  Bo sure to get Hood's Sarsaparllla.
Hood's Pills act easily, yet promptly aud
efficiently, on the liver aud bowels.  25c
An Import-tut Scleitllfle Discovery ��� A
I'rtinilnen- Toroul* �� It lien at Death*
Hour Com-jle te I j Cured.
It is generally believed that Bright's disease is incurable, and almost every day
some prominent citizen is dying of thia terrible disease. The latest victim of this
malady was J. A. Wills, the Government
engineer, of this city. Of all modern diseases that most dreaded is Bright's disease.
The reason is that there ia little or no p>in
when the kldnoys aro diseased, and often
the victim apparently iu the best of health
is struck down. Doctors ascribe the disease largely to the use of malt liquors,
also to sedentary habits, and those who
are inclined to be fat havo to watch
thoir kidneys constantly. Rut science
has at last found a remedy for this terrible disease and several miraculous cures
are recorded. I. K. Thompson, a well-
known citizen of the West end, haa been
troubled with this complaint for several
yeara. Tn a reporter he told his story. He
said, *' About tour years ago it dawned on
mo that there was something wrong with
my back. It used to aohe and I used to
have a alight pain in my thighs. I thought
it waa tho after elects of la gripno. I waa
apparently in the host of health hut I fell
drowsy and listless and I was always tired,
Occasionally my urine would be discolored
and chulky.hut this gave mo no alarm until
ouo day I fainted and tho doctor who waa
called in said I had Itright's disoaso of tho
kidneys and that it was the uric acid of my
blood, whioh tho kidneys failed to expol,
that poisoned my brain and made mo faint.
Aftor a full examination he Baid my right
kidney was so affected that there was
nothing for it hut to have an operation
performed aud have it removed "Several
othor phyaicians were called in and confirmed this opinion and I came to the conclusion that my days were short in this
world. This was last spring and my daughter was reading The Mail for me one day
and she read a despatch about a certain
remedy called Schiller's ^arsapsrilla Pills
that was doing wnuderful work. I
had tried all the known liver and kidney
cures but thoy had proved useless and I
dreaded to have the operation performed.
As a last resort I procured a bar of these
pills and began taking them. The first box
showed a marked improvement. The second
still more, aud when I had taken fcur boxes
of them I had one of tho doctors
mako a chemical analysis of my urine and
he pronounced mo entirely free from kidney
trouble. My experience is that those Buffering from backache, bolls and pimples
should look to their kidneys aud take these
Sold by all Druggists or sent- post paid
at 50c. per box, six boxes for 32.50 by ad-
dreaaiug H. K. SohillBr & Co. 73 Adelaide
St. West, Toronto.
* JS eira Fain Caw-
Poison's Nerviline cures flatulence,chills,
and spasms. Nerviline cures vomiting,
dianhu'a, cholera,and dysentery, Nerviline
cures headache, sea sickness and summer
complaint, Nerviline cures neuralgia,
toothache, lumbago, and sciatica. Nerviline
cures sprains, bruises, cuts, -Ve. Poison's
Nerviline ia the best remedy in the world,
and only costs 10 and 25 centa to try it.
Sample and large bottles at any drug store.
Try Poison's Nerviline.
The Intelligence of Birds.
*' Bur-rds it intilligent," Mrs. Brannigan
observed as she encountered her friend Mrs
O'Flaherty. '* Ye oan tache 'em annythiug.
Me aiBter as wan has lives in a clock, an'
phin it's tcime to tell th' toime ii comes
out an* says ' cuckoo' as many toimes as ilv
toime is."
'���Dhot's wonderful!" said Mrs. O'Fla-
" It is indadc," said Mrs, Branningan.
" An' the woudherful par-rt ov it alt is, it's
only a wooden bur-rd at dthot 1"
Postal Item.
Gus de Smith���" What did you do with
that lector that was on my table?"
Colored Valet���"I tuokit tode pos'-ofli9,
sah, and put it in de hole."
*' Did you not see that there waa no address on the envelope?"
*��� I saw dar was no writin' on de 'velope,
but I 'lowed yer did dat ar on pu'ptus, so
I couldn't tell who yer was writia' to. I's
an eddicated niggah, I is."
Given Away Free.
A little advice that may be of use to
everybody. The human system, liko every
other machine, needs a periodical cleaning
ami general toning up. Tins is just the
reason for this operation and St. Leou
Mineral Water is just the medicine for this
purpose. Not like artificial Spring Medicines it does not irritate, does not disappoint,
nor does not produce reaction. Sold
"Ebbry man's ideal woman," Brother
Gardner says, "is oue who would beliebe
he caught whales in de river if he told her
When vou huy tho new mammoth quar
tetto bar Wide Awako Sonp you only pay
for pure soap not clican ohromos or wood
outs.  Try It lor no:it week s washing.
'Where do wo got cream of tartar?"
asked the pretty cohoolma'am, "From
Russian cows," was Johnny Smigg'B prompt
Wash your laoo curtains with Wide
awako Sonp and you will no t have to spend
hours lu mending them.
Caller: " I've found that there dorg that
y'r wife is advertisin' five shillings reward
Gentleman : " Yon have, eh ?"
Caller: " Yes,   an if yer don't give me
ten bob I'll take it to 'er."
For Making Itoot Reer:
During the summer mounts a more delirious drink thau Hoot Beer could not be
desired.    For the benefit of our readers we
give this reoipe.   Tako
.Solder's Root Doer Extract     ���     ono bottle
Yeast        - half a cake
Wiiifar     ... .  4 it,*.
Luke Warm Water      -        ���       0 gallons
Dissolve the sugar and yeast in the water,
atld the extract, and bottle, place in a warm
placo for twenty-four hours until it for-
moms, then place on ice, when it will open
sparkling and delicious.
Tho Root Reor Extract can be ohiained
at all Orouers' and Drug Stores, at -Jcper
bo ttio,
What is the difference between a belle
and a hurglar ? Ono wears false locks, and
the other false kays,
Uso Wido Awalio Sonp In tho bath and
toilot, It lcavos tho skin soft and smooth.
The latest unpleasantness���Finding the
Wido Awake people arc alive to tho fact
thnt tho now mammoth quartette bar
Wide Awake la tho boat and cheapest eoap
ever sold in Canada.  Try it.
C-1, n m i
,��, WITH      , ���*������""���>
Itis sold en a rninrar.teo by all drug-
f-'-*i. It c*uo*i fncipi'-nt Consumption
ami is th-j beat Couch and Croup Cure.
A Mere Trifle.
Lily: " You Boom excited, dear. What
has happened?"
Marie: " Poor Jack Murray I 1 have
just rejected him,''
Lily : " Oh, don't mind a littio thing like
that. Why, I reject Mm overy six months."
Dapper ly��� " Miss Jidgiri kuepi her ago
well, doesn't sho T" Miss Kostlolt���"Well,
shu's pretty careful not to give it away,'
How to Cure a Corn.
It is one of the easiest things in tho world
to cure a corn.    Do nut use acids or olher
caustic preparations and don't cut a holo iu
your boot.   It is simply to apply Putnam's
Kinle.-s Corn Extractor and ill three days
the corn can bo removed   without pain.
Sure, Bafc, painless.   Take ouly Putnam's
Corn Extractor,
There's music in tho balmy breeze-
Sweet melodies for ail-
To oiitt! it sings of birds and bees ;
To others of baseball,
Wido Awako Sonp Is not a patent modicino put up in small paokages todeooivo
-*-,��� .,..-,�������� *,,,��� *,, ��� Rti'-ibar of tho best
soap In tho world.   Try it.
Ijiglltuuig never strike*! twice In the
same place-���that is, if it is let alone antl
uot hitched up to a Toronto trolley
Wido Awako Is a mammoth bar of pure
Soap.  Try it.
    .i Duluth Railnoio
Coui-any In Minnesota,   Scud for Maps sail I'irca-
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For Coughs & Colds.
John F. Jones, Edotn,Tex. .writes:
I have used German Syrup for the
past six years, for Sore Throat,
Cough, Colds, Paius in the Chest
and Lungs, and let me say to anyone wanting such a medicine-
German Syrup is the best.
B. W. Baldwin, Carnesville.Teiin.,
writes: I have used your German
Syrup in my family, and find it the
best medicine I ever tried for coughs
and colds. I recommend it to everyone for these troubles.
R. Schmalhausen, Druggist, ol
Charleston, 111..writes: After trying
scores of prescriptions and preparations I had ou my files and shelves,
without relief for a very severe cold,
which had settled on my lungs, I
tried your German Syrup. It gave
me immediate relief and a permanent cure. d)
G. G. GREEN, Sole Manufacturer,
Wuodlii.n-. New Jersey, U S. A.
of Cod-liver Oil nnd Ilypopliosphiles
is both a food and a remedy. It is
useful as a fat producer and at the
same time gives vital force to the
body.    It is beneficial in
because it maUcs fat and gives strength.
It is beneficial for
because they can assimilate it when
tliey cannot ordinary lood.
It is beneficial for
because it heals thc irritation of the
throat and builds up the body and
overcomes the difficulty.
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lion. 1), J> I.reivt***', JtLtUca of U, 8, Buprcmo
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nil ai tlio una Kro-it Htaiiihitit authority,"
Thoy givo porfect satisfaction in fit, style and finish, and it bas become a by
word that
" Urniiby Rubbers " wear like iroo THE TROUBLESOME LADY.
uaed to peer at me, faces circled ia yellow
.,      ... .    I light.   As I grew older, I was more afraid
.Mn. Minny  woe oddly pale and quiet  0fthem, ��nd alept in a lighted room.   At
when Oliver met her in the  hotel parlor.   the ranoh HflDr* ule(* to crawlnp the poroh
.he looked m if .he had not slop".; and his  ftod peijr in the w;ndow with a mask on,
neart throbbed at the pain he had caused j mit*-. j 8-*l0t ona night: then it was not ao
her. Of course ahe had worried about her
Btranue position and the trouble iu Denver
on account ot it. He could tell her at least
the fear of the divorce waa over. Death
had settled tne case. Yet it was hard to
tell her of that death. He hesitated and
talked of the weather.
" It is always horrid in Chicago," ahe
���aid mournfully. ������ I ahall hate this hotel,
toq ; they would not let me have Skye in
my room j they put him iu some cellar,
and he waa not like himself when I took
bim for a little walk before you came."
Oliver had a bunoh of roses he had
bought for her on hie way, but it seemed
even hoarttesa to offer them to suoh an
afllicted being. However, he sat down beside her on the sofa and laid the flowora on
her lap.
" Thank you," aho said mournfully. "I
don't think I ought to wear them. The
chambermaid askod me if I was a skirt-
The gloom settled on Oliver now.
**��� She was impudent," he aaid,  crossly.
'*   Villi   ��,.u   I*.iti-   a *��,,,,*.��� at kin   I,      U    '..���.   m   MM��hM
1 hir
funny. It amused him to torture me. I
won't tell you any more, you can't under'
stand. But I ahall not go to Denver. It
would be a mockery." *
" Doctor Jobn telegraphed yon need not
���you must not eome. Shall I tell you any
more ?"
'No." -She rose and scattered tbe petals
of one of hor flowers on the carpet, brush-
ins ber dress with a trembling hand.
-'Nor will I put on black. I shall go home;
What ia my home, Mr. Oliver?" ahe oried,
acousingly. "You have brought me here.
I was doing your bidding. My aunt has
left me: she haa taken my baby. The man
I married ia dead: he haa no interest in
me but to baunt me. Everybody ia gone.
I who have made all the trouble am left to
bear it alone. If ahe comes back Bhe will
know of thia,���my being here; she will
miatruatme; even Doctor John will. I seem
to have grown old and wise, and, oh, ao
tired of the world I"
"Com-} here, Minny," he laid In a strange
tone.   She starttd, and looked   into   hia
Yon aee how impossible It ia for a young  face.   It had a different expression aome*
lady to go to hot uiu alone."
" Well, you didn't offer to oome with
me," ahe sighed : " you even went to another ho'el. Oh, I kuow I I looked for
you in tho register,"
" Vou were down in the office 1"
"I had to go down for my dog and to
tell them how moan they were, Mra.
Minny said, wearily. "And you don't
know what an awful great ghostly room
they gave me, full of closetB and wardrobes
and places for people to hide. I burned
tho gas all night, and I had dreadful
dreamn." Sho bowed hor head over the
llowere and sighed again, " Rosea make
me- tHnk of funerals ��� do they you?"
���' I am aorry I troublod you with thom,"
Oliver aaid sillily.
" Now you aro cross, and you've got
that little wrinkle on your forehead.-' She
looked at him thoughtfully. "Whon you
are smiling I think you are the kindest
*.*iend in the world. I guess 1 am
cross myself. Do you know, I dreamed
Henri camo into that room last
night. The Lath-room had a little window
lookintr into tin* room, and I dreamed he
looked through this at mc and made dread*
ful faces. H,- used to frighten me that way
once,"���flha blushed and hung htr head
then, and waa silent a moment,���" when
we were first married, you know, He'd
wake me up by staring at me,���testing the
power of tho eye, he called it. I was afraid,
anyway, because my mother had just died,
ami 1 had never aeon a dead person before.
I ean Bee her yot in her colfin.so dreadfully
waxen and strange. Henri ewore once over
the Bible that if ho died first he would oome
hack and haunt tne. After the dream I
couldn't Bleep, but lay shivering with fear
until daylight. I must go away from hero
to-day. Another night in that room would
frighten me to death."
She trembled so at the thought, Oliver
felt hia task doubly difficult,
"Don't you think," he asked, gently,
���'that those fears are very childish I"
" Of course," she said, briefly, " I know
I am not sensible ; you, Aunt Hannah, and
Doctor John call me frivolous ; yet 1 have
tried to do right, I camo here on my way
to savo your good name, and I get scolded.1
I tried to go homo onco,���tho time I waB bo
sick ; antl evon Aunt Hannah Baid I was
'lrave then. When my horse ran away in
Jaine I held on,and tha', red-headed young
nan Baid 1 was game,"
Sho looked at him wickedly out of the
���i.rner of her eye. A liltle smile curved her
-ret ty mouth as ahe saw the wrinkle on hia
" 1 wtBh you nouid he serious for a littio
while," Oliver mutiered. " I want to talk
to you about sometKing that concerns your
future,���something that has happened."
Oliver hesitated now :   how could lie tell
her? Site listened with her eyos on tlio carpet, a doleful expression on her face.    He
went off on a new tack.   In an easy conversational tone he asked,���
" Would you noi, like to live in France ?"
"No," she said, promptly:    "1 ahould
hate it."
" Because��� became, answered Mrs,
Minny, pic tinf; vicious^ at one of her roses,
scattering tlie petal** on the Hour, "from
Henri's de��er piions his relations must be
horrid.    Then  lie or they think America
? utter and not nice ; everything is France.
should bo mad a hundred times a day.
The Knglish up in the Park used to say,
' This blaraied country, you know,' until 1
felt like saying, ' Why don't you go baok
to England and stay there? To the De
Re-t iii.Ih I should be tho unpleasant foreign.
er our poor son married ; in my own country I am myself, an American. I think it
i ver> mean of you to tail: about my going
to France ; and it thia is tht. serious thing
y<fu needn't talk any more. If you are
going to be horrid I think 1 shall go out and
tike my dog for a walk."
How sweet she was in her wilfulness I
Oliver forgot his errand, looking at the
lovely childish face with its pouting
mouth and rebellious eyes.
" I think ynu aro cruel to my poor rose,"
he Raid, softly.
, " You are cruol to
" Minny," he drew nearer and took in his
firm warm el uso her little hand, "I muat
tell you something,��� something that will
shock and grieve you.    Try and be bravo."
" Not thd little baby?" she cried,piteous*
ly.   " Uo is not dead?"
"No, no j but some one is dead,���one
that you feared, almost hated, and now
must for give and try to think kindly of,���
the man whoso name yon bear ���"
She gave a frightened cry and hid her
face against hia sleeve. He could feel her
tremble and quiver, but she mado no sound.
What muat ho do? Would sho faint? How
did women act, anyway? He put hia arm
around the cowering figure and tried to look
into her face, -She was ghastly palu, iu her
eyos a curious frightened look.
"My droam, Mr, Olivor!" nhe oried,
shuddering. "Oh, he will keep his words
be will haunt mo always. I shall go mad
from Uv.r. Last night that waa him. Ho
looked just as ho used to whan he woke mo
up making faces. I nut all alone, What
shall 1 do '.' Oh, if Aunt Hannah wore only
here I I coult creep up to her in tho night,
Sho ia so bravo ; alio laid alio wouldn't be
afraid of him living or dead, "
" Minny, you are tilking foolishly," said
Oliver, sternly. " No dead person comes
back. I am ashamed of you. And to be bo
silly, so hoartloss, when that poor soul is
lying dead 1"
"You don't know anything about the
dead; no one doea," she gasped, " My
grandfather was drowned at sea, and thnt
night he oame and knoakedat grandmother's
door���his old knock���three times, Even
Aunt Hannah says that stiry's true. I
can't bo sorry,���truly 1 can't. I was
afraid all the time ; and he was so dreadful.
I gave him all mamma's money, and he took
hor jewels, everything of value. I um not
a hypocrite, Mr. Olivor ; I can't make up
sorrow juat to pleaso you."
" I don't want you to," he whispered
close to her ear. They were alone in a
comer of the big room, and no one could
see. " I apoke hastily because I hated to
think of that dream and how you would
make yourself believe ho came back,"
She drew away from him indignantly.
" I am not a child, Mr. Oliver, and you
must not trai', me as one. In some thingB
in suffering and worry, I am older than
yon are ; and fow women could como out
unscathed from the horrors of that ranch.
I did, I kept my reason because I was frivolous and had tny litllo ting to lovo, and a
brightaunshinyday would chase all my night
terrora away. I'd say * Minny, It's good juat.
to be alive.' But always I have been afraid
in the dark ; whenl was aoliild queer facos
how, yet the gray eyes woro very kind, and
there was a tender smile about hia mouth.
She hesitated, then she returned to the
sofa, sitting gingerly at the extreme end,
Ho turned so as to faoe her, but sat no
"Minny, we are both culprits,���innoeent
ones. We have boen punished long enough.
If I thought���but t am twice vour age,
you have not been happy in bondage, and
it would be bondage still, though a loving
one. No red-haired young man in it, no
wild journeys alone, no drawing baok when
onoe entered in. If I dared to dream, I
would hope that you eared for me. I would
Bay, Minny, I love you; lot us go away from
our troubles and have a long vacation. It
ia dreadful to talk thiB way in the shadow
of death, but I canuot let you go back to
Maine alone or to the terrora there In that
lonely house. I do not know where your
aunt ia, or when elm will return ; and if
peoplo should talk of this time, 1 could
silence them if you were my wife."
She was strangely quiot, but he saw the
roses tremble on her breast.
" You talk, Craig," ahe B��id, sadly, "aa
if thia were part of your sacrifice for helping me onoe, for being a kind friend."
"How cruel women can be,���even the
sweetest of them I How can I be different,
when I must remember the dead in Denver?
Yot, Minny, I oould talk love to you j
other women have said I did that thing
well, and I did not care for them : Your
little finger is more precious to mo than all
the women I havo ever known."
She sighed and moved a little nearer, a
blush on her fair cheek,
"Try mo, Minny. I awear to you those
dear eyes shall never shed tears from any
word or act of mine. I have loved you
since you came out in the light that dismal
eight and 1 thought you a little girl."
"And I loved you," ahe whispered, lifting
her tousled head from his arm, "when you
looked so disgustedly amazed at things in
that ranch that I told you, and all of a
sudden smiled onmeas you are smiling now.
Craig, I mean to try and be grown-up and
good always."
"No, no j just be yourself. And now,
dear, go amoo'h your hair and get your
things on. We will bo married in the
quietest way. I know a couple of fellows I
can get for witnesses : we can pick them up
on the road."
Sho jumped up all rosy and smiling, At
tbe door sho looked back. "May I take
the dog, Craig?" she said, hesitatingly.
He smiled. "Of course," hesaid, resign*
edly. " You don't have to ask 'may 1 '
we are comrades, ynu know. By the way,
tell the eh am he nn aid to pack your trunk.
Pay her. We, will go away in the early
afternoon. 1 want to be free from all
She kissed ber hand as she ran away, and
he, somewhat dazed at tho turn matters
had taken, looked out on the street with
unseeing eyes. In his heait, though, he waa
happy, deliriously so, He had loved her
from the first, and there had boen few holidays In his busy life. He would forget that
ghastly Bpectre lying at the morgue in
Denver, and for months live for love. The
world lay ail beforo them: tbey would put
the past by. ���
"1 will steal my happiness from life," he
cried, "Let the world condemn me. I
oan fight her battles ; and no man knowing
my story and hers, seeing her frightened,
tortured by that maniao's memory, would
do otherwiae than I do now,"
Mra, Minny appeared in her jaunty trav-
elling-Buit, her seal-akin jacket, a dainty
dotted veil over hor hat, and her dog under
her arm.
"I never get married liko other people,"
she said.ch- erfully. "Look at me in thoso
olothes : and ihe other time I had on an
old dresB, too,"
Oliver winced. "Perhaps at the third
you'll have better luck, my pet."
"I have said something awful,I suppose,"
she laughed, " but I am so happy 1 don't
euro,and I said good-bye to that ghost-room.
Oh, I'm bo glad I've got somebody alive lo
be with l"
"I believe you are marrying me out of
fear," he said, as they drove along in the
"You don't tbink that, sweetness," she
said, contentedly ; "and you have got your
lovely look. You always were like a man
out of a novel to me, A oity bachelor,
Aunt Hannah says. Won't she be surprised ? but, do you know, she aaid I had leanings towards you all the time."
Mrs, Minny wu very reserved when the
two strange gentlemen joined them, and
when the marriage service was being read
ire.nbled a little, until Skye, yawning
dolefully���ha    had      not    stent      well,
Eoor nog, in tho hotel cellar���mailo
or smiloandsho was radiant when tho'
solemn ceremony was over. They wero mar-
rind iu a shabby parsonage of an out-of-the
way ohtirch, by an underfod parson In
th road bare olothoi, and Minny's generous
heart rejoiced whon she caught a glimpse of
a fifty-dollar bill Oliver paid for tho few
moments' talk that meant so much,���the
ceremony that is, aftor all, the strongest
link in the chain of human happiness.
Oliver had told his two friends Bomething
of the evnnta preoodlug this strange marriage, so thoy wore taotful enough to Bay
tho right things at the little dinner the four
had in the very private room where Minny
had eaten the day beforo. Skye behaved
pretty well, and the only oloud on his mistress's brow was whon one of the strangers
stupidly asked if the dog was going on the
" Of course," sho aaid, decidedly.
"Of course," echoed Oliver, meekly, and
the two guests smiled tho old, old smile of
the married man who know*.
" It was a little like Hamlet," Minny
whispered when she and hor husband, and
of course the dog, drove to the depot,���
" the wedding-feast."
Ho laid hia finger lightly on her lips.
" Sweet, there are thingB best unsaid."
" You will find me so full oi faults," she
sighed, in remarkable meekness, "Skye,
give me your paw; this is your new papa,
and if he gets cross, why, I can pot you. It
will be no new experience to you, unhappy
Then Olivor laughed and bugged her.
" Witat a ohild you are I" ho said.
At the depot he sent a telegram to Doctor John :
"1 have married Mrs. de Restaud. We
aro off on a trip, and want to hear nothing
from Denver. Tell iny clerks I won't be
home for four months. Have sent word to
Jones and Bailey to tako my oases, I an.
hippy and sho is divino. We have the
dog along."
"Craig Olivor,"
When, aftor two months' absence, Oliver
telegraphed Doctor John to forward hU mail
to St. Augustine, the first letter he ooened
waa one addressed to himself from "Newcastle, Maine.    Mrs. Minny leaned on   bia
shoulder aa be read:
"Dear Mr Oliver,-���
��� "The first thing I saw on my getting
home from Paris, France, was a letter in
my niece Minny's unreadable handwriting,
which ahe says is Italian, but is as hard to
read aa a picket fence. I would have wrote
right away, but the houao waa in sueh a
mtiBs from shiftless people���I left some
Baileys in charge of it���tnat I had tu turn
, to and go house-cleaning before I oould
I live in the place. I made out that Minny was
married to you, and mnst likely on the very
day her first husband was being buried. I do
> hope folks here won't learn of it: my family
haa given the village more to talk about than
| they ever had before, and they are dragging
me over the coals now. Most of 'em knows
j I've been to France, and they pester me to
death inquiring round.
" I guess j ou about felt obliged to marry
! Minny to take oare of her.and I foresee ahe
aet a store by you before ber first husband
died. I was right, ton, in questioning you
about her. Well, folks' ways is ditlerent
nowadays. If I'd had nieie Minny's bad
luck with one man I never should have tak
en another one."
Oliver lookod baok into the rosy face
leaning over his ohair.   " Well,  Minny?"
" You dear thing," cooed Mrs Minny,
with a soft little kiss, "ahe don't dream
how lovely you are 1 Read on : I don't care,
Aunt Hannah's letters are like oold sbowor-
batha: they send chills all over you, and
stings, but make you feel good afterwards."
"I am sure, though, you, being well ou
in years, can regulate Minny's conduct,
antl be stern witb her, too. Mra. Poole Is
mighty bitter towards Minny for her goings-
on with Sam, aud says he's taking to
smoking cigars and playing billiards since
she rode with him and acte 1 so flirtatiously,
But Miuny didn't do much."
(" Aunt Hannah's relenting," laughed
Mrs.   Minny.)
"And that Poole boy ain't half baked,
anyway: none of the Poolea ever were. I
want you to see that Minny wears her
rubbers when it's wet, and takes oare of
herself; for her mother's folks is weakly,
and her mother died of consumption."
Oliver drew his wife to his knee, and
dropping the letter,looked at her anxiously.
"The Pattens are awfully long-lived,"
she said, merrily. "Don't be a goose.
She didn't think I would hear that, you
"I shall take you to Doctor John," he
said, seriously, "when we get home."
"I like bun so nuch 1" ahe murmured.
" In my trunk I have his smokiug*cap;
I'll give it back, now I bave you, 1 kept
it to remember our ride by."
Oliver took up the letter again,
"I can't have no regreta that Mister de
Restaud ia dead. He was a dreadful profit-
leaa man to everybody, and made Minny
unhappy enough. 1 hope ho had change
of heart atore he died io that asylum; but
Dootor John wrote he didn t know anything.
It was good of Dootor John to go there
and stay by him : there ain't, to my mind,
many men angols walking about on earth,
but the doctor's one of 'em. Before I for*
gat it, bring bim with you when you come
down next summer, asl hope you will como
Mr. Oliver, for I set a store by you on account of your kindness to the poor child."
- You see Bhe pats you on the baok now,'
chirped Mrs Minny.
" Before I close my letter I must tell you
about my visit to Paris, France; and,
though it seemed heartless to take Fanny
away, Minny is honest about it and she will
tell you I done right. I was mortal afraid
Henry would steal him off, and, as he ia a
croupy child, he would get his death: ao I
just took him myself across ocean to Henry's
folks. I wa'n't much sick on the voyage,
nor the baby, but was bothered moat in
France on account of folks not understanding me. Howaomever, there was some
Philadelphia people along that I got acquainted with, and they ast me right, for
they could talk with the French, Finally,
when I got to the general's house, coming
in a cab that charged a mortal bill for waitiug
on occouut of me being interested in talking,
I found the goneral in���a fine old man, too,
and he could talk English reasonable well,
I up and toUi him every thing, keeping Fran-
kyon my lap. 'Now,' says I,'if you don't
want this poor little ohild and treat him as
your own,I tako him tomy home, forl'in well-
to-do, and the little creetur's grown into
my affections.' Goodness me, he knowed
most of it, that min Lewis having kept him
informed. He sat right doA-n and talked
friendly as possible, mud Minny ought to
have come to him, he would treat her aa a
daughter ; then his ey a filled with tears,
and he took little Fraoky in hia arms and
told me their Atphonso was dead, and his
eldeat son's wife wus a helpless invalid who
wept night and day. I took my things and
went up-staira with him to her room,���
auch a grand houae 1���and there alto
was, a pale little croetur, that could ouly
jabber in French; but baby smiled on her,
���babies knows any language,���and she
shook hands kind with me, and the up.
shot of the matter was I stayed two weeks
in their house, till Frankie got acquainted
with the new nurse. I forgot to tell you 1'
never thought of that cab till I was eating
dinner three hours afterwards; and I jumped right up, and was running out, but
Henry's brother, a rospeotab'e solemn-
loo-;in-* man, sent on* of the help out, and
aud a bill there must have been, but he
wouldn't let mo settle, 'Fore I left, news
of Henry's death come, and upset them all,
and then Lewis and Annette was expected, and, as I didn't want to aee them
two,���especially him,���I went away, Thev
sent a cordial invite for Minny to como
but I told them I gnesaod ahe'd like America best, as L do, wnero you oan tell what
folks say when they are talking,
"The general give me to understand
they would legally adopt Franky, and I
told 'em you would sign any documents���
as I known you would���for the boy's sake.
He will have a tine property aome day. 1
was awfully lonesome going ho ne; my old
arms was empty, and I oried myself to sleep
lots of nights.
"I will now olose, Be good to Minny,
Mr, Oliver, and come down early ami stay
all summer.
"Yours to command,
*'Hannah Patten,"
Sometimes, as the yoars glide by, Mrs.
Minny's arms are empty too, and her heart
yearns for tho Ilttlo baby over tho sea. No
other child has come lo hor, and her husband frowns at tho mention of a journey
lo Franco : ho is jealous of oven thu little
hold thu lost baby has on her affoutioiiB: so
there is a thorn in hor bed of loses. Skye,
too, is old and sleepy; or is it hersolf who
has no desire for play ? Is aho bocoming
grown-up and different? Will ho lovo hor
juat the aame, perhaps more? Ho must
tire of hor childishness. But ho does love
her, and bo fondly.
Oliver, on his part, saw tbe decay of his
fiolitical prospects with calm ne is. He
leard one aay at the club something they
did not wish 1-im to hear. A knot of meu
were discussing the possibility of his securing the nomination for governor in the
coming election.
" Never in the world," said one of his
friends, " There ia some story about Ids
wife : she doos not go in society at all���a
Sretty little thing. I wonder, though,
ow a man can throw away his future tor
a pretty face."
" What was wrong!" asked another.
I'm not sure," answered the first, "I
do know he married her the day after hor
husband���that orazy French follow, De Restaud��� died, and that ho ranaway with her nne
night from her home up in the North Park
Oliver had a shooting box thero. You
couldn't make him governor; regular
exodus of our wives to the Knot: they
never would call on her,"
The worda atu <g Olivor a little ; but that
evening, when his wifo ran to meet him at
the door wearing a littio yellow gown, too,
as in that night in the past, with Skye at
hsr heels, he smiled in content. How in-
tiniu'ly small were all honors men might givo
man beside the real heart-happiness of love!
Hu thought ho would rather tie married
than bo President; and ho blessed thu kind
ly fate that led him to the valley of the
Troublesome and the liltle Troublesome
lady there.
[the BSD.]
Mr. Andrew Carnegie has just rented
Buckhurat ball, in Kent, England, an old
castle celebrated for its stately sandstone
Mr, Gladstone is very orderly in his
habits, and doea only one thing at a time.
In fact, from what hia daughter, Mrs. Drew,
aays,he works pretly muoh likea mochanic
in his literary labours.
Lord Rosebery's son and heir, who bears
the title of Lord Dalmeny, is a bright boy
about \2 years old. There are also several
little daughters in the bit* mansion in Berkeley square, London. This is tbe Earl's
town house, his chief estate being Dalmeny
park, near Edinburgh.
Mrs. A. H. Alzinga, wife of a well known
clergyman, told tho Women's Christian
Temperance Union in Kingston, N. Y.,laai
Sunday, that corsets are worse than rum,
and that they dwarf tbe soul. This would
seem to locate the latter in the neighborhood of diaphragm.
The Queen Regent of Holland wears the
p ainost possible olothes, but spends much
time and thought ou her small daughter's
toilets. Everything little Queen Wilhelmina wears in of the most exquisite texture,
and all the linen, fairylike in liuenesa, bathe "VV" and crown beautifully embroidered upon it.
New postage stamps are to be issued in
Japan in commemoration of tho silver
wedding of tho Emperor and Empress,
Thoy are oblong in shape, and the design
consists of the imperial ohrysanthomum in
the centre, with a circular inscription of
the words, "Imperial wedding, twenty-fifth
anniversary," in Knglish and Japanese; on
the side of the chrysanthemum are storks
worked in scroll.
Dr. A. ' onan Doyle is an enthusiaatjc
cricket- player, and ia one of tho mos,
zealous supporters of the game in Norwood
the suburb uf London where he makes liis
home. Readers of the sporting papers
during the summer months see his name in
them Saturday after Saturday, He has
recently been at Davos Platz, the quiet of
whioh he found greatly to bis liking, but
will no doubt be back in England by the
time the cricket seuson opens.���{New York
Tin great public reception given in
Philadelphia in honour of Kossuth, on December 24, 1851, is recalled by an old resident in the Philadelphia Record. "I well
recollect his handsome appearance as he
rode in a carriage along Chestnut street,
and the fervor of the welcome he received.
Medals bearing his profile were Bold about
the streets, his soft felt hat, with sable
plume, was tho fashion of the day, and full
bearda, with moustache, which before that
time wore seldom worn in this country,
were gradually introduced. But the distinctly national spirit evoked by his pros.
ence here, as the formally invited guest ot
our Government, was the moBt memorable
effect of his visit. In my opinion, tne true
spirit of nationality readied its height here
then."���[New York Tribune,
Dad Been Called In by a Lu-ial le to Cure a
Deud .Man.
" I was employed to cure a dead man,"
said Dr. C. R. Gregg of St. Paul the other
day, " I waa awakened ono night, and
found a lady awaiting me. Slio told me
that her huBtund was very ill and for me
to bring my medicine cases and some surg-
ioal inairuments, as I might have to perform
an opertion to assist htm to breathe. It
was but two blocks from my office to the
house of my patient, and aa we entered tho
room where the man lay no one else was
visible. At a glance 1 saw that he was
dead. I told the wife that her husband
was beyond the reach of mortal aid, 'He ii
not dead, and you must cure him,' she said
and looked the do r. Then going to a dressing case she procured a revolver, I saw
that ahe had become crazed, and was at the
time a dangerous lunatic.
"Making the best of the situation, I began a surgical operation on the windpipe,
the woman watching me closely, I worked
with the corpse and prepared medicines for
three or four hours, assuring the woman
that I would save him if possible. Sue
ceeding in disarming her fears, she began
to have entire confidence in me, and when
I fixed a potion and gave it to the corp-ie,
seemingly taking a similar one myself, 1 induced her to take one in order to quiet ber
nerves, as it might bo some time before any
change took plaeo in the condition of the
patient I soon had the satisfaction of
aeoing tho woman fall upon the floor ir, an
insensible condition, and I made my escape
from the house, calling sufficient assistance
to attend to tho wants of lhe wife aud
prepare the husband for burial. But I
don't want any moro call** to resurrect the
dead under the superintendence of a dangerous lunatic."
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Arctic Explorations.
Elleamero Land, the de-nined acene o
Mr. R. Stein's projected explorations, and
pos-iiblo starting point fnr the North Pole,
is a part of Canada about which comparatively little is known. The coast was
touched at its southern extremity by Baffin
in 1010, and until Ross the older reachu 1 a
neighboring point in lSlSnolhing was dm
for two centuries to add to the world's
knowledge of it, Osborn was tn Jones
strait, tho waters tothe south of it in 185V
and Hayes and Godfrey at Hayes ouud to
the north of it in ISiH, Nares'*'had to
coast long Grinnell Land, to th north,
of it, and along Grant Land still further
north, on his way to Paln-ncryatic ocean or
set. of Ancient Ieo. Hiving thorougty
explored Ivies me re Land and tho region
north of it as far ob Cape Columbia, Mr.
Stein will entertain tho more ainbitloiiB
project of extending hiB stations towards
the Pole, his hope boing that Nares aea
may afford a series of islats suitablo fnr
hu ch stations. Thero is, indeed, a single
islet just off the northern coast of Grant
Lunl near Capo Columbia, culled Want
Hunt's inland, but it is quite oloio to the
mainland and oan hardly lie regardedas a-
promiseofan archip-ilago in thu subpolar
ocoan. Thero have been centres of exploration and observation established ami main
tainnd on tho othor side of llohring soa anil
in Franz Josef Land. Lieut, and Mr*, Peary
certainly api-nt a year in a higner latitude
ihan KUes-nere Land on the other side of thu
passage known its Smith sound.
As Others See Us.
Across the border thoro has just been
concluded a plebiscite, in whioh women
took part, which ought lo dispose of the
charge tint women voters ilook liko sheep
and cast their ballots blindly as prejudice or
fashion or association impels them. This
was the vote, in the Province of Ontario, on
tlie question whether tho Legislature of
of that province should enact a prohibitory
liquor lew. The gener.il impression of
course would bo that the women would vote
in a body for prohibition, wilh tho Idea that
prohibition means temperance. On the
contrary, tho women of Ontario showed
themselves almost as conservative in proportion to their numbers as tho men. Tbe
great majority of both hexes voted for prohibition; but, taking tho city of Toronto for
illustration, it appearB that more thau one
out of five of the women voted against il,
while hardly more than ono out of throe of
tlio men were oppOBed. This would seem
to show a capacity for Independence of
action under a toBt which may bo called
crucial, so largely doe-* sentiment enter into the question.���[Philadelphia Record.
General Booth, of tho Salvation Army,
will visit Canada this fall, whon ho will
conduct a jubilee Salvation campaign
throi'ghout the Dominion aud the Unite 1
What They Say.
Dear lit t io May went out one day.
Into tho old barnyard to play;
Among tho animal-*) she wa kod.
And Ufa, sho says, is how they talked.
Moo. moo,*' --aid tho cow, " moo, moo,
I pive nino sweet milk to vou ;
Rut ter and cheese from ino you got.
Heel", nntl tallow-, un   more things yet;
Without my help what would you do I
Moo nino," said tbo cow, " moo, moo."
" Baa. ban," ��nid t he BttOQp, " bna, ban,
I give -ot wool, Unit your mamma
May make" vour socks' uml tuition-* warm.
To shield ynu from the wintry storm.
Without my aid you no'er could keop
So war in.   Baa, baa," said the sheep.
" Cluck, cluck." said tho hen, " eluck cluck,''
A* up her situcy head *iie stuck.
" Lots of etrg-* for vou I lay,
A nico fres-lt cut, day after day:
Ynu oould not do without mo then,
(.'luck, cluck, cluck, cluck," said Mrs. Hen.
"Quack, quack," paid tho duck, "qiiiick.uuack,
I'm sure that I need not stand back.
For 1 loo lay you eggs "O lino.
And nro hen-*' eggs as largo na mine?
If one of us you'd have to lack,
I think I'm ml tho one.   Quack, quack."
" How, wow," said lho dog " bow, wow,
Pear littio miss, I'll te'I you how
1 watch and guard your hou*-e for you,
And tako earn of your barnyard too.
Of duck and lion, of sho ��p and cow.
How, wow," said tho dog, " bow, wow,'
Then litllo May. In her sweot way.
Brought for the cow a wisp ot hay i
aomo fresh grass for the sheep -lie found,
And corn she scattered on the ground
For hen aod dunk; with loving thought,
A bono to Hover then she brought
With word of pra-ao,   And thus Bho showed
To all the hearty thanks alio owed.
Personal Cleanliness.
A conscientious mother roalizes the
necessity of impressing upon the minds of
her ohildren the importance of personal
cleanliness. The closest surveillance is
required to nip in the bud partly formed
habits that threaten to injure the health of
the little ones committod to our oare. Some
children are particularly adverse to cultivating habits of cleanliness, and the exhaustion that often follows tbe excitement
and discussions that tatte place beforo and
during the bathing process, tampiB many
mothers to postpone indefinitely the daily
treatment that insures perfect health.
Kvery child should be supplied with a
tooth, nail and flesh brush, and they should
also be taught how to use them properly.
They Bhould be made to understand that
awift and sure punishment will follow
neglect of these important duties. Teeth
Bhould be brushed at least twice a day,
and the finger nails cleaned whenever the
space under the nail is filled with particles.
A child may be, to use a homely expression, "up to his eyes in dirt," but vigorous
acrubbing with a soft flesh brush, will
quickly remove every particle of dirt and
make the skin clean, f?rm and rosy.
A great point is gained when children
can be iuiuoed to listen attentively to illustrative stories oa the subject of cleanliness. Wo know a certain hoy who wob,
to uso the words of a relative, ' chronically dirty." This boy was very'much impressed wilh a story about a lad who never
cleaned or purified his finger nails. One
day, while romping with his sister, one of
his nails scratched the flesh on her arm. In
leas than ten hours the inflammation waa so
?*reat that blood poisoning set in and in a
ew days a loved sister passed away���a
veritable victim to uucleanlinesi,
A child who waB in the habit of picking
and rubbing his nose, communicated the
bacterial poison to the sensitive skin around
the nostrils, and for many weeks the ohild's
head aud faoe were covered with festering
Personal cleanliness iB a duty that ahould
be taught hoth at home and at school, and
a vast amount of good will bo accomplished
whon parent-- and teachers insist upon the
cultivation of habits that promote health
and happiness.
The Pansy Bed.
There are few flowers that grow so near
the popular heart as do the pansies, and
there are few that so well deserve the
If they have been well oared for in tho
fall, they will bo the first to bloom in the
spring; lifting their sunny faces almost as
soon as the snow disappears, and will bloom
on uninterruptedly uutil after severe frosts
in the fall. They produce a greater pro.
fusion of flowers continuously, and for a
longer period that any other flower in our
garden  beds.
They require a rich, r.iollow soil and con-
sldarabk moisture, aud will delight in tho
full sunshine, if the supply of water does
not fail. Pansios grown in the sun are
stronger, and produce larger and finer
flowers, besides a greater number of tbem,
than wilt those grown in tbo shade.
The bed for pansies should bo prepared
in the latter put of summer, or early autumn, according to the locality, and the
plants set early enough so that they may
become thoroughly established beforo severe
frosts. Pansies are cold weather plants and
enjoy the cool days and nights of autumn.
After tho first severe fiosts tho beds
should be covered with evergreen h Highs
that tho plants may not be smothered ���
then with a covering of straw and dry
leaves, or other coarse litter, until early
Tho bod ahould be well enriched with
old, well decayed stable mauure, or compost made tine and mellow to tlio dopth of
one foot. It ean hardly bo too rich; pansies
are gross feeders.
The seed ohoson should be tho best.
That is, it should be procured from a reliable dealer, and must bo fresh.
If the bed is madu in tho fall, tho seed
may bo sown nut of doors, in boxes, pntB
or pans. The -oil must bo kept moist.
As soon as tho young plants aro strong
enough to bear transplanting, they may bu
removed to the open ground, and act at
loaBt six inciie* apart each way.
Tbey should ba transplanted in cloudy
or damp weather, and shaded for a few
If tho bed is to lio mado in tho spring
tbo plants nhould be howii early in tho
houso, or in a hot-bed, or they may ho
bought by the dozen from thc tlorist.
They miy bo set in the open   ground   as
soon a* all danger of severe frost is over.
Thoy aro very hardy, but thn plains grown
under .{lass   will not endure frost,  until
limy havu beComo hardened )>y nut of door
In dry weather Lhey should bo watered
thoroughly at least three t ines cash weak,
and will be benefited by a sprinkling ovory
nisht betide the regular watering.
By mid-summcr they may have a liberal
tippliualinn of home liquid fertlllzeV as ofleu
as once a wuek, applied while the soil is
moist from rocont watering, or from rains.
TtiJB should not be poured over the foliage
illiloss the plants are after-*,aids well
sprinklctl with clear water���it should be applied lo tho roots', or rathor, tho soil about
thu roots.
Cared for in this way pansies develop a
decided tni.gra.icc; ami the bod will boa
Wonder and delight to all who boo it.
The plants, to tlo their best both in number aiul si/e of blossom������*, should not be allowed to form or ripen eeed, Bach flower
should bn  picked  oil" as  soon    as it fades.
Eternal vigilance in this direction will be
well rewarded,
Tried Receipts.
Splits,���a Supper Dish.���Very early in
the mo-ning make a Bpongo by dissolving
ouo cake of yeast in a. cup of hike wai in
water, (cold water in summer) stir into It
ll.tnr enoiinh to make a still h-Utor, and sot
it to rise III a warm place. When well risen,
pour il to ouo quart of flour, to which has
been added a leatpionful of salt) then add
* heaping tablespoouful of butter, creamed
witli a light hall cup of sugar; and two eggs
well beaten, with same quantity nf sugar,
Min all thoroughly together, adding enough
lukewarm milk to make a dough just soft ,
enough to handle comfortably.   Put it to
rise ; when risen, if too soft to handle, work '
in a little flour, but bo careful to keep the .
dough very aoft. Roll it out vory thin  and I
cut into shapes with a biscuit-cutter ; put I
two together, having put melted butter between and on top of each. Set thein to rise,
giving them room enough in  tho pan,  not
to touch when tbey  have risen.    As soon
as they are light, bake as you would cake,
havint* a very moderate fire lo start with.
If you wish to vary the shape, cut them as
large as a saucer,and double half over."
To Cook Hog's Head Take a head, after
it has been oleaued and salted, and boil it
until it is done enough for tho bones io be
pulled out easily. Take ofl tho lean meat,
and most of tbo fat from tho skin. Leave
tlio fat only about a quarter-inch thick on j
the akin. Chop the meat very fine, lean
and fat together. Season wilh pepper, salt
and a little sage. Then mix it thoroughly
and lay it on tbe skin, and roll it up carefully into a nice shape. Flatten down all
the edges of the skin, and smooth all irreg-
ularities of shape. Fasten it securely in
place, with strings, but do not tie them bo
tightly as to make unsightly marks. All
this should be dono while tho moat is still
warm. When it is cold, tako the strings
oil', and it will be found solid and shapely.
It must be served on a flat dish and gar*
mailed with parsley. An excellent dish
for luncheon or Bupper.
Salmi of Quail.���Cut tho nicest pieces
from cold quail and set them aside. Tako
the bones, gravy, ami all lho odds and ends,
and put them in a sauce-pan with a pint of
water, one small onion minced fine, ami a
bunch of BWeet herbs ; let them stow, uloso-
ly covered, for oue hour. If you have no
gravy, add a few pieces of pork ; then skim
and Btrain, and return it to the Are. Add
a little sherry, lomon juice and nutmeg;
thicken with browned flour, if necessary,
and pour over the reserved piecea, which
muat be in another sauce-pan which has
been kept warm. Put it on the firo until
it is smoking hot, but do nut let it boil.
Arrange the pieces of bird in a heap upon
the dish and pour the gravy over it.
Irish Potato Soup.���Take four moderate
sized Irish potatoes and boil them in the
usual way ; then peel and mash with a fork
until light. Put a quart of sweet milk on
the fire and when it boils, take a part of it
and mix with the potatoes until they are
thin and freo from lumps, then stir thia
mixture into the boiling milk. Add salt
and pepper to the taste, and three or four
sprigs of parsley, if onion iB liked, boll a
small one, chop it fine and add it. Uso
your judgment about tbe thickness of the
aoup, using more or less potato. Just before the aoup is served, add one heaping
teaspoonful of butter.
Sweet Potato Rolls.���Boil two or three
Bweet potatooB until they are soft; peel
them, then mash tbem through a sievo.
Take acoflee cup full of (he potato, add to
it one egg, one tablespoonful of lard, one
toaapoonf .1 of salt, one teaspoonful of sugar, one cake of yeast that has been dissolved in a half oup of warm water ; beat
these ingredients together. Have ready
about three parts of a quart of flour that
has been previously warmed : pour the mixture into it and knead lightly until it is a
smooth dough. This dough must be very
Boft. Put it in a warm place to rise ; when
risen, put it into a tray with somo flour,
aud roll it around in tho Hour, but without
kneading it; then pinch off small pieces and
make out the rolls, putting them in a greaa-
ed pan, and set tiiem to rise, As soon as
thoy are light, bake them in a rather quick
oven. There cannot be any bread more
delicious for breakfast.
I Biscuit,���Sprinkle a teaspoonful of salt
in one quart of flour, aud rub thoroughly
' into a heaping tablespoonful of lard or butter. Use as much cold water as will make
1 a very stiff don.;li; and then beat the dough
until It iB soft and pliable and has greet
blisters on it l then make it out into biscuits,
1 Btiak holes, with a fork, in eaoh one and
bake them in a alow oven.
The Era of Appendicitis.
Tho cholera   ghost haa gone and a new
disease is now  raging with unprecedented
violence.   It bears the formidable name of
appendicitis, because it has to do with the
" appendix   vermiformis,''   a   little blind
alley in the human department of tho inter,
ior, which is supposed to be the rudiments
of the second stomach, which our evolutionary anccBlnrB had in the ages of geological
change and development. Why they didn't
take the second   stomach away with them
when they departed this life is a mystery,
and why they left it  to thoir heirs is another   mystery.    Fnr, located   where it is,
this little blind alley is continually threatening to make swallowed things go  down
the wrong way, and to get caught in a corner where they  causo   irritation, surgical
operations, or death, and sometimes surgical
operations and death.
Just at present the vermiform appendix
I seoms to   be   unusually  active,    we  say
seems to be, rather than is, because, having
always been there   since man began to eat
fruits with seeds  in them,   it is probably
not doing any more harm than it has done
in the past.    But when   a man has t. pain
! iu the region of his wutuh fob, it iB now the
fashion lo say he has tho new disease with
! the long name, just as it   waB fashionable
j to call il malaria or nervous proairation or
' la grippo two or Ihreo yeara ago when any*
, body had  anything.   The  run which an-
' pondioitis is having   just now may be ap-
1 othor indication that it is tlio samo general
1 complaint that changes its name overy two
or three years, ami   that tho way   to keep
well is to breatho   fresh   air, not  tho carbonic acid nf bad ventilation, for after all,
nature loves u-i and rewards us with health
if wo are true to her.
Pneumatic-Tired Wheels.
Pnoumatic-tired win-els of ordinary size
aro now made for usu on various kinds of
vehicles. The first vohiclessu equipped up-
neared In Dublin in the fall of 1803�����
brougham and a jaunting car. Tho tiros
of tho brougham Were three inches in diameter. A "Jaunting car witb pneumatic tiros
mado in New York has lire* three and a half
iuchos iu diameter whicli do not look at all
out of placo on a vehicle of thai weight and
description.  Tlie lire i aru mil ited at a pros*
Burc of 100 pounds to thu equate inch,
There hai been running in this city sinco
March'J of the proiont ya-ir a runabout
equipped with p-mitm tlie tire-*. Put*umalic
tlfei tor the various kind nf vebiclos vary iu
size,weight,and cost according to the wuight
to be carried on thom, The lire* for tho
runabout juat mentioned cost ST-. Tiros
for a brougham would bo much moro costly,
Thoy nro onsen*ially a luxury, Invalid
chairs Imv.. boen eq-llpn :d with ili'-m, and
thoro has jusi been ordered, in this oity au
ambulance with pnuuiuatio-tircd wheeli.���
[Now York Sun.
To Savo tho Songsters.
'An alteiipt ll being made iu Western
Pennsylvania to Hop the snaring and
slaughter of song birds which are protected
bythelaw, The statute under whioh eotlon
will be taken m ikes the poisosii m of a a&ga
bird prima.fac e evidence that it was snared
by the owner, and the fi-t'i and bird*) warden
of Plttlburg give* not. colliithesli-.il enforce
tho law strictly. Tho trippers and pot-
bunterJ aro with exou-un** foreigners, who
mako it a business lo well t e birds they
secure to dealer* in BOllgst-oraand to milliners. Tho r id bird* and c mini tl grosbeak
are nio't in demand, bringing a* high a* $33
each. The warden intends to free protected
birds wherever bn finds them and to prose*
cute the owners, "Tbeobjoot," In i.tys, "is
to not only maintain the different speoiei,
���mt to help the farmers to preserve his grain
and fruit by pro*erviug the littio creatures
who live ou the in*eot. psitt,        People can
enjoy tho hir Is1 songs when they aro free,
ff protected thoy will come to our eitlos freely as thev do in Allegheny now. They
wiil licit in tho trees and treat us to their
songs. They will lill our parks, and no
tttio in tho street but will uivuo the m "
[Now York Post.
now They nre   Lacnlfd aud Taken Froa
the Uet-p,
Until comparatively recent years wreck-
raising was a Bcienco praciically undieamcd
of, for formerly when a vessel sank or got
badly spiked on the rocks Bhe was allowed
to remain until either broken up by the
action of the waves, engulfed by shifting
sands, or buried in tho accumulating mud.
But now tho development of mechanical
BOlenoe snd the use of Bleam power has
placed in lhe hands of modern expertr
machinery and appliances by which many
tine vt*-: .-Is havo been r*.iaed and otherwise
rescued from apparently total wrecks and
afterwards restored to their places in the
commercial marine.
The work ot wreck-raising iB generally
undertaken by salvage companies, who
possess complete wrecking plants, diving
equipment, aud all the requisite maohiuery
for salving vessels of heavy tonnage. There
are several of ihese companies in Kurope
who Bend their wreck-engineering experts
wilh salving appliances lo every part of tho
world, and they all appear to be good-paying
Many and various are the devices uaed
by Halving exports liko Mr. Wawn, of the
London Salvugo Company, who has super*
intended the salving ol thirteen different
steamers since November, 1801, and who
loft s ilvin.' work in Russia for Honolulu at
a moment's notice, stopping only for au
hour in Lon Ion on the way.
There are several instances of Bteamers
that have beon wrecked and salved running
for many years after and bocoming quito
tanions, one of which is tho celebrated (i rent
Britain, built in is t:t. One of the tirst iron
steamers, of 3,001) tons burthen, she was foi
many years
alloat. The Qreat Britain was placei i
the Transatlantic trade, and in September,
1K10, just after she had started on her third
voyago, she stranded in Uundrum Bay, on
tho woBtcoaatof Ireland,whero Bhe remained for eleven months, uutil she waa floated
by an enterprising man the folhwog
August. She was then put in tho Australian passongcr trade, and was for many
yearp tho crack ship of tho Southern Hemis
phere. She was afterwards converted into
a sailiog vessel, and finally broken up in
Another instance is that of the Austral,
an Orient Line steamer of 5,524 tons capacity. In 1882 she waa then one of the four
largest steamers tn the world. She capsized and sank at Port Jackson while coning for her second homeward voyage. This
ine vessel lay in somo ten fathoms of water
at the bottom of Sydney Harbour until a
" magician," sent out by the Liverpool
Salvage Asaociation, raised ber by simply
buildiiig up her sides, or, in other words,
erecting a wall of plank bulwarks, well
stayed and strengthened, right round the
steamer from the deck to just abovo the
water's edge. This made a cofferdam, or
sort of dock of the wholo vessel, whioh,
when pumped out by powerful Bteam pumps,
slowly rose to the surface comparatively
uninjured. The Wttihl of tho Anchor Line
Bteainor Utopia, whioh collided with a
British man-of-war and sank in Gibraltar
harbour with ."iT-l people on board, was accomplished in a similar way, but in this
case the vessel lay at a great angle,  there
over her bow, while hor Bteru waa only
covered to the'depth of three feet, Mr.
Armit erected a wall or combing of aix inch
oak planks 300 feet long, and extending tha
full breadth of the vessel. The structure
waB then made water-tight and emptied by
powerful centrifugal  pumps.
Whon a vessel is badly stranded, or
strikes on jagged rooks and the bottom is
damaged, pontoons, or " camels," as they
are technically termed, ure placed on each
side, and the ship is slung between them
with strong steel wire hawsers, or heavy
chain cables. The pontoons are then filled
and Bunk to the level ot the water, the
slings then tightened to an equal strain and
tho pontoons are pumped out, the result
being that the vessel is bound to rise as
the water in the pontoons decreases, lo
many coses where there is a high rise and
fall of the tide, it is not even necessary to
sink tho pontoons. Another method is that
of placing canvas bags inside the vessel and
under the beams,   'ihese bags are then
after the manner of filling ballon"*, with the
result that the pressure of air displaces an
equal cubic quantity of water until the vessel acquires sufficient buoyancy to float; in
fact, it is merely filling the vessel with
cylinders of air. Theao baga arc constructed
of canvas and ind iamb ber, like the material
of a fire hoae. They can bo made any
shape or size, and have often been successfully used. The great drawback is they
arc very expensive, and when not in uso
are apt to get cracked, stuck together, or
injured in such a way that they cannot
stand the pressure of air necessary to displace the water, which was tho case when
they were tried to lift tho British ironclad .
Sultan, of 10,000 tona displacement, that
was recently raised iu Maltese waters.
A big riso and fall of tide is the greatest
help that any salvorB can have, Vessels
have been lifted up by filling the hold with
empty water-casks and securing thom down
to tho beams, and when bamboo is plentiful it is a very common practice to fill the
hold of native craft with big " she" bamboo at low water and haul ihe vessel upon
tho beach to repair dainago when the tide
A Cer man scientist now claims to havo
discovered a plan of making any ship
praciically unsiukablo. He will not dia-
close the particulars yet, but the invention
consists of some chemical substance he has
discovered with which ho proposes to ooftb
thn inside of n number of canvas bags which
are to bo placed all round lhe Inalje of tlio
ship in ditferent placoB. He as-erta that
as thn baga become saturated the chemicals
inside will generate gas enough to inflate
the bags and tiiUB prevent the vessel sinking.
But with all  our modern Bcienco and
meohantoal knowledge wreck-raising cm
only bo carried on in comparatively shallow
water.    Diving operations can, of course,be
carried on at a much greater depth-unit the
visionary prospect of recovering the "treasures of the deep" has always been very
fiiHeinaiing, ami consequently the exploits
of divers have generally been vi*ry much
exaggerated.    But Irom limes immemorial
companies have been formed nnd consider,
able money has beon expended in seeking
and not always without luocois, The Pa.
cific mail steamer, Japan, which took firo
at fen, and afterward* sank in 170 to ISO
feet of Water off Breaker Point on tbe China
coasl, carried down with her a large amount
of treasure and specie,which was afterwards
recovered by a salving company formed in
Hong Kong by i e American divers,   In
1-J85 the screw steamer Alfonso XII. went
j down oil bus Palmas in Hi,') feci of wator
with i'70,10'i in specie on board, all of
i which was safely recovered from thfl bullion-
i room ol tho sunken vessel anil raised to ibe
1 surface by a London Hun,
i Perhaps tho most singular Ineidoni ofthe
i ocean yielding up sunken treasure Is that ol
1 the Luiitif!. Visitors to ihe llbrar of
i Lloyds romns in the Royal Exchange, Loo-
| don, oannot fail i<> notice a onnspiolotts
looking table wi'h a shin's bell standing at
tho  footboard, and   a   large,    handsoniel-,
c-trved high-baokod arm-chair, which bears
tbe following inscription i
"This cbair is made from the wood of lba
rudder of H.B.M. frigate La Lntim, which
sailed 'rom Yormoitth Roads on tin- morning
of theiiih of Ootober, 11W, with �� Urge
amount of specie ou board,and wns wrecked
Ibe same night oil tbo   island of Viielund,
when all on board perished with the excep
lion oi ono man. The rudder was recoveto
from lhe wreck in 1850, having  been ����l
merged sixty years."
Tbo lablo bears a similar inscription. THE WEEKLY NEWS, MAY 2, 1894.
Published   Every Wednesday
At  Courtenay,   B. C
By Whitney & Co.
due Veur   ..
Six Months
Plnifle f'opy
.  1 tt
One Inch per year   $1800
..    ,.   month      1-W
ulithth cui   oori'fiar     ���*������"��� W
f.ti-tli    sow
neok, .. Tina              00 10
1,-hm.I uui icu.-t.ptir lino         'JO
Nnitces   nl'  Births,    Marriages    .md
I leaths. 50 cents ench Insertion.
\'n Adverllsment in-jerted for less than
Lit verti-iing* Ajrent, 21 Korcbanis*
Exchange, San Francisco, ie our authorized agent. This paper is kopt
nn tile in bis office.
Wsdinsdiy, May 2,1894
In lookin*' over our books we find that
many of our subscribers nre in arrears,
some of litem for many months. Newspapers can not be run on credit, and we
must urge all who know themselves to
lie indebted to us to at once forward the
a ni 011 nt.
Our subscribers at Union will please
iu\* the amount due from them to-this
paper, to Mr. T. I). McLean.jcwelcr,whn
i> authorized to receive and receipt there
far. -    .
Hunter a Candidate.
Announcement to the Hector*:
The undersigned will be a candidate
for the District of Comox at thc forthcoming Provincial election.
Joseph Hunter.
May tt) October, that being thc only
mouths in thc year when fanners can
bum and clear off lumber?"
".Mr. Ilrvden said this was also a case
where the farmers should know what
thoy required-, and he would be guided
by their rcpiesentatjons,
The chairman said he would, on behalf
of some gentlemen in the meeting, ask
Mi* Davie, the following questions:
"Will you vote for the entire repeal of
the act taxing private improvements
which is a lay. upon industry and favors
l.i'inoss ami indolence?''
Mr. Davie said he introduced a bill to
abolish the tax on improvements but the
House defeated it. They afterwards a-
dopted about half nf It. Mc was always
in favor of encouraging enterprise. Il
wus not right lo lax improvements put.
upon property by an industrious man
while Iit- neighbor sat quietly by and
benefitted by these improvements with
out paying nny thing extra for I'henft
"Would the Government if they re-
Hun to |iov*.er again allow us seitlers in
ihis district to appoint an executive com*
milice annually to.tpimriionr ihu money
voted to -bis district for the mads?"
This plan wa-. Curried out.at Denman
Island and in* believed it Worked satisfactory. The Government would be
jilta-ii'd to get rid of (be trouble entail-
ed under the pHsebt system and would
no doubl (urn ihe mat tar over to tbe set*
tiers as -ugge*-ied.
"Would* they.allow us to appoint our
road bosses annually, subject 10 the ap
prov.il oi the Government?"
This matter was in a' similar position
to the proceeding question.
Union Sam Mill.
AU Kinds of Rough and
Di��ftscd lumbtjr always on
hand and delivered ai short uo
tice. '
.Shorty's posing as a government candidate is enough to make tbe angels weep
at man's duplicity.
Look out for the exhioit of bogus dispatches from .Premier Davie, R. P. R|th-
" et, the Rothschilds, Queen Victoria, and
Qualicum Tom pledging support to Shor
Curses like chickens come home to
joust. Thus Mr. "Shorty" finds that after having abused the Government for
four years, these ghosts of evil stand .as
an obstruction in the pathway of bis candidacy.
Il is probable that if Mr. Hunter had
u*cd a portion of the money which he
obtained for this district Inst yeai, in c-
recting a useless wharf at Duncan Bay
lie would not now have to encounter ihe
. opposition of Duluth Casey and Father-
in-law Creech.
Shorty's cry until lately was, "Pin agin'
the Government.'.'It has I ate I**/ changed
to.'-I'm 'agin' the Dunsmutrs". Most naturally he's 'agin' tbe source ofthe prosper
ity of this district; he's "agin'thc churches; he's 'agin' tbe Sabbath; he's 'agin'
the law and openly-violates it j he's'agin;
those wise and prudent customs and regulations that prevent society from lapsing into barbarism. And this Is' (he
man lhat the Secret Cabal have put up
and placarded as a candidate for representative for Comox district! How do
you like the picture?
PuntlccigeP. C. Roll of Honor.
5th class of 7 pupils,ist���Olive Dingwall;
4t!i class of 11 pupils,- 1st���Lucille Haili*
day; 3rd class of JI pupils, ist���Sophia
Garnet; an.d class of 6 pupils, ist-���Lilian
JJndgi1.-.; 1st class of'3 pupils, ist���Charlie Urfdyu-J.
J. I),.Dennett, Teacher
-(Rules*-of Library at Courtenay.
1, No member shall Iteep a book Ion-
1 ger than 'three weeks without  renewal.
I Anj member violating this rule will be
I fined five cents for every , week a.book is
kepi beyond the lawful time., ���
.*. A borrower must be responsible for
any unnecessary damage done W a book'
���*,. Any person desirous of using ihe li-
i Jtih.-y may do so on payment of $1,00 per
iturniin in advance. Rooms are open every Tuesday evening when books may be
��� N.-1).���Members should cut this.no-
iite out for reference.
Also ;ill kinds of sawn and
���split shingles and dressed pine
and cedar.
Stumping done at reasonable
rates by our Giant Stumper.
Of Interest to Us.
The meeting at Englishman^ River
about.a week ago at which Premier Davie aod Mr. John Bryden spoke brought
Out in tbe discussion some matter*! of par
ticular interest to us.
At ibe close of Mr. Ilryden's speech
llie following, among other questions were
asked him by ihc chairman (quoting from
the Nanaimo Telegram);
"Will you if elected -volt for the immediate completion ol the Trunk road to
In reply lo the question Mr Hrytlen reminded ihem of his remarks a few moments before in which he staled that he
had already urged tiie matter. He would
not only volt for it if elected but would
do all in his power to obtain its completion.
"Will Mr Bryden use his influence wilh
the K. & N. Railway Company, iu gci*
ting the immediate completion ol the rail
road from Wellington to Comox?"
Tlie company were now considering
the matter. At the last meeting it was
decided to have a location survey made
at once. Owing to thc financial depression prevailing it would no doubt be difficult to gel thc money required for some
time. The road would undoubtedly be
built as soon as business woul.i warrant it
"Will you if elected pledge ycurself to
attend a meeting here, say in the month
of January of every year to address the
If elected he said he would always hi
pleased to meet his constituents and dis.
cuss matters with thnn.
"Would Mr Bryden if elected, vote for
a law for the protection of cattle?
There could be no possible objection
to thii as it was a matter affecting settlers
only, and if requested to do sn he would
certainly urge it most strongly.
"Will you vole for a change in the law
restricting bush fires from the month of
I O G TOfficters .
At the meeting on the 2ist* -ult. Bate-
man Lodge , I. 0. G. 'I'.* elected'the" fill*1
lowing officers:���G. F., J. B: Bennett!
V. T, Mrs. Wm. Duncan; SeC'y, Merle,
Halliday; Treas., Wm Grieve; F. S.,/'
Wm. Duncan; Chap., S-* PieiCy; M., I-
saac Parkin; I. G., Geo. Grieve; 0." C,
J. M. Fulton; P. C. T.,R��bt. Duncan.
Installation wiH be held on the fjih
inst. ��� -��� ���
First Dam, by Scotchman.   Second Dam
by  Day Wallace.   Third Dam,
by Waxwork, etc.
The Earl of Moray, Jr., is a Drappled
Brown in color, three white feet, with
beautiful action ancl the finest qua.itv of
bone, and like his sire has a yieat constitution. He is rising *our years old. Foal
ed July (th, 1887, and weijjhs 1400 lbs.
He was imported by John llclheriiij-ton,
from llruce County. Ontario, and will
unalcc the season ol 1894 un his f.rin, Comox.
Karl of Moray: is by Earl of Moray,
(4354.) registered in the Clydesdale Stud
Brink, Vol. VIII, page 423, with his dam
Nance .of I nchstellv, as it appears in his
pedigree.���I). MclNTOSII. .
' 'Terms��� To insure for the season, $12.
��� For single service, $5. .
���       Groom fees, $1.50.
Courtenay Bakery
Courtenay. B. (���.
Will supply Bread of i'iksi quality, abd  superior Cakes   and   Pies.
Wedding:  Oakei �� Spocially.
People of Union  will be supplied from
cart  BVBRV   WKKK   DAV  and  the   Bay
folk  Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
E. Pirifibury & Co.
Whoi.ksam: and Kktaij.
Druggists  and StationkRs
Commercial St. Nanaimo, B. C
Union Clothing Store.
Goods At Coat.
Fnr thc next thirty days you can purchase at tbe Union Clothing Store Cloth
in***, Hals, Boots, Shows, White and Colon! Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Gents under
Clothing, Socks, Overalls, Cnrdigan Jack
cts at cost. The above goods all new.
Please call and inspect goods. Suits
made to order at the lowest possible price
J. T. Grieve.
Butcher        Sandwick.
Will run butcher cart to Union Wednesdays, and Tuesdays around Comox
Settlement, Bay and Courtenay; Saturdays around Courtenay and the Bay.
Will supply vegetables, eggs, butter,
and cream.
Vlydcndale Stallion
owned by Wm Lewis will stand at J.
W, McCann's Courtenay during th�� sea
* Coal, brick and lime on
hand and delivered at short
R. Grant & Li Mounce, 1'roprs.
Society    Cards
1,0. o. F., No .11
Riverside Hotel
Courtenay B O
J. J. Grant, Proprietor
The Hot-Si is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
ihe momK of the Courtenay River, between Union and-the Urge farming settlement of Comox,
Trent aie plentiful in lhe river, and
Urge game abounds in the neighborhood
The Bar connerted with the hotel is
kept well supplied   with  the best wines
ind liquors.    Stage connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
��� UmQr. Lodge, I. O. O. F,, meets every
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordiallv invited i�� attend.
'���    '    ' Win. WrigKt, R. S.
Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .St A.M..B.C.K.
Courienay B.C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before ihe full ofthe moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
-v-   K. of P.
Comox-Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the-new and full
m'nin.ai8 p.m. at-Castle Hall, C-.mox.
Visiting Knights cordially invited lo attend.
John B.nrd
K, R.S.
. Loyal Sunbeam Lodge No. too. C. O
Oi* F. 'meet in tlie nld.-,N*irt*h. Cfflttw-1
schniilhnti*-e ever/se'eo-d Monday at 8
p, m ' VisiOni brethren cordially in��ited
to attend. ' ''r51
',   J. II. Bennett, Sec.
H A Simpson
Barrister  and Solicitor.   Office in and
dat, Green's Block,  Nauaimo- JJ; C
Will be in Union every Wednesday and
Courtenay 011 Thursday.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
aatun street      ���    Nanttimo B, 0.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigarcs,
employing mme but white labor.
Why purcha-e inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?
All pi-moiis driving ovrr tht* wharf
or bridypi in Comnx district f��stf��r
th-H a walk, will he prosecuted accord
ng to law.
S. On-fcli
Gov. Afe'i'iit.
McKenzie & Smith.
Conduct a General
Teaming ahd Livery business
Th* a rant Hud-ran In the wort wonderful
tttinurery of the mte. fiadomnlbyKienUficnea
ifBuropewidAllMdca.   Bndy��h,pur-;l-fTC|{*��*
-JZ.        table. Stops     -^-^
fnmattip n--i8
ofthe diiclitrgo
f-K W   ia30d*)s,eur-*��   fa %
Vlgoram  and
BKyum  tnnet lho entirelyitem.   Arm
Itnitrwi caretD��hl]Ity, Nervnumei, Emiafoni,
���nd -luvrl'innand rrttorte Wink nrgnni. Pi*ln4
In the back, Iomm by day 01 nlfhtare (-topped
*l*j!ckly. Orer ^MOprirauendonttninu.
PnnmtnreneM meani Inpotanrf lu th* Brit
rttrs. U can be slopped In �� day* by the um of
Thu new dlnoTtrywu mane by the Apodal-
Irttoftheold famuue Hqntaa Maiiaal luail-
lala. Itu thastraiifreet vltaUwr lokda. III*
rtry po-#--rnii, bat harmlcfl. Sold for li.eo a
KkaK��or * (Ackef��s f��r K.00 (pUla rwalvd
ti).   WrltteiifiiaranlMjlivtnrorarurt.   If
ymi (myall boseeand *ra nut ontlrely evrtd,
rii m*ra will ba mm ta yoo free of all ehama
Send fwcli-mlant and toeHmeelaU.  Addn*
���vmoM ntmatut nrmrrra,
ton Harkrt St, ���*- friwUm.-an
Cumberland; Eotel.
Union,. B C.
The finest hotel l)tiilding
Fixtures aud liar
North of- Victoria,
���And the best kept house.
*        ���' '"
Spacious llilliard;:Room
and new ���.
i    ������ .
Billard and Pool Tables,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
Bruce 4 McDonald,'I'ropts.
Wood ��L Miller
union, b. e.
Having Added to their Own
Splendid Livery Outfit.
of R. Grant ancl Co
Are Prepared to furnish,,-Sty-
ish  Rigsat   Reasonable Riites
Give them, a call. .
Robert J. Wenborn.
Machine Work., Nanaimo.
Denier irt' llicyctes. Agent. Cut I'ra..t--
fortHJicycltrtM.? H. I'. Davis of r.irimiri
Enf-IUli W.licels, Huston, Miiinlicr,
Kml);c, New Huwc aiul Wliitworth. Will
sell un installment pl.ni or lii^ discount
for cash. . .Pu.Ms.iwI.piiicd'J- KepAiring a
mho lending hotel in Comox district.
���** Now aud handsomely furnished,
excollent hunting and fishing close
to town. Tourists can depend on
first-class accommodation. Reasonable rates. Bar supplied with the
choicest liquors nnd cigars
R. Graham, Piopr.
C H. Beevor-Potts
Solicitor, Notary Public, Conveyancing
in nil its brunches. Office Comer.
cial St. Nanaimo.
Yarwood & Young,
Hamsters, Soiciior*-, Ste, Office Cor.
Baston and Commercial St., Nanaimo, 1). C.
Funkrai. DlKECTQKSand Kmhai.mkks
flrntluat(!i of tho Orl.-nttit, Eureka,
and I iiitcrt Si-tin- i.'ullft|{fi uf Knt-
b.ilaiii.K ��� -.
Nanaimo, H. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
- Nanaimo B. 0.
W. E. Mc Cartney Chemist,
Pur* Drugn Chfiiiicsis and  Patent
Mt-diciit**. *
Vhj*Hicam Prasclpliom and ��U orders t\l\*A
witb cure and dinpatch. 1'. O. box 12
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
''       ^ +L.���  ��� ji"'m' -
Steamer Jo-iii    ���
On and after Mar. 22nd, 1S93
Tht.Sleam.-r JOAN will sail as follnwa
eAI.I.INOATWAY I'OltTS u, fuaaagera
nud freltrht ui.iy olfvr
Luavo Vlctprl., Tiwailay. 7 a. m.
"   .Suntilniu for C-ijiiuix. WeUnawliiy, 7 fcv'n*'
Loaro t'oruox for Simaiuio,       Frirta),. 7 ..m'
Naniuiiio for Victoria,   tfiiturd.y. 7 *.m
For frciglit ��r state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo K'y-
Time  Tabl��   No.   17,-    '-..'
To take effect at 8.00 a. m. on "friday
September 30th. 1802. Train., run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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88**��S!��S!ilSi'��*!fS8 S3
��� '."������  ' s    sfptt
Thursday, Friday iV Saturday, Mar, 15, 16, 1,
Pattern Hats ancl Bonnets from Paris, Lon
don, New'Ycrk, San'"'Frtinciscb, and all thc-
Latest Novelties in Millinery Goods	
Sloan & Scott, Nanaimo, 13. C.
I On Saturday*: and Sunday. ,- l
It.tur. TlokM. ��U|i|M'-'laaV^ .bolwaM all
Dni.t, tese a Mra Mid .' l|li��r\(r. .ood-. tor ro'-
tarn aet later than UtmiWe .'���'������
It.lur. Tiok.la tor eao ..I a halt o��Ki*.ry
tar.   may be   purchaaed  dally to all -IWatf--"
good ter aer.n tlaya, iaclBdiaVd.y ot tUmt; '
No lutur. Tlek.t. laaead loV a'! far. Mil a''
qa.rt.rwk.re th. aiiml. far. 'ii , tw.ntr-irV
ewitt. "' ��� >'������ -
Tbreath rata. batwMa Tlotorl. aod CkM.
FrMtdMI. SV1 hat.
���n. rr*UM aad PMiiatw lit
Wm Mathewson.
will deliver daily at
and durinj; warm weather twice a day
Pure Milk from His  Rancll
And also will.deliver to liis custnme
dailv  Fresli  Eg       Hotter, Vegetables.
Poultry, etc.
Farmers having above for sale or delivery should consult him.
Passengers carried to and from Union.
���and -���
Courtenay, B. C.
,   _ 1   tt      1 f best north ol Nnnaimn.
aynes bound .Harbour-{   oroppobitc..('mvim- Ranch.
|^      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  Ksquimalt
and Nanaimo Railway.
Lots  will NOW be sold on Easy Terms      g3*** Title perfect.
G  F. Drabble, sole agent,
Comox B C.
General Illacksmithing
and Morse 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 & Rpwbotham; Prop
Nanaimo- Saw Mill
��� and.-���
$ash and Door Factory
A niuliihi. I-1-oiTmUI HU l'UBoi3S,Tel.l-9
, N'lnnimn H. C.
A complete stock ofKouyhand Dressed
Lumber always on hand; also Shingles,
Laths. Pickets, Doom- Windows and
Blinds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turning
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     White  Tine,     Kedwiwd.
All orders accompanied withC'ASH oroinpt
ly and carefully attended tn.
.Steamer l.stell
Harbor and outside towing done at reason
able rates.
Union Clothing Store
:*.:,., Union, B. C.
Have Just received a fine Assortment of English Worsteds for
uttings.    Also Keep'Keady Made Clothing, Hats. Shoes and
IETj, The Tailoring Department is. in charge of D. McLeod,
which is a guarantee of perfectly fiuinj�� garments and the best
of workmanship,
Having bought out the Stage, Teai?* and Livery Outfit of
John \V. Fraser will continue the business at the old stand
E*t    We have also purchased a carload ol" Lake coal and wil
deliver it at a reasonable figure.
Orders may be left at the nkws'Office.
Onmberland feat Market
All Kinds of
Fresh Meat, Hams and Bacon
All, Kinds of Vegetables and
Farmers Produce,
Orders. from surrounding coun
try/promptly fiiled.
A. C. Fulton, Prop.
* j-^fl B Leighton
���������  '  At tha Bay, Oomox, X. 0.
Blacksmithing an    Repairing
of all kinds
Carriage Work and HortMhoa-
Ing a apadalty
For Sale.
My farm of 113 acres, with coal right,
also itock and farm implements.
James Clark.
Comox, B.C.
R. B; Anderson, .
Practic-.il  Watchmaker
Worker in Light Metals  and
Gunsmithing and  Tin   Work
Dingwall Buildiag.
Co���01, B. 0.
Wedding and other rings made to order.
Rams tor Sale.
For SAt.r. two 1 ne young Rams ( South
Apply to
,    ��� ' Ceo. Hawe,
Comox, B. C.
Famous Clydesdale Stallion
Norman McLeod III
Will stand this season as usual in the .Settlement,
owned by R. Grant and Co.
Terms, Cash down:
Terms, cash down:���
Single sen ice, $5,����
Season, ��10,011
Insurance. SlJ.oo
Now standiugt at  Riverside Hotel at
1. D. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and  Notions ol all kinds.
Union   Mines, B  C.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
MAKf rACTUItltlt OT               -
Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups
Bottler of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for Union Hrcwery Company.
%3T   Keg Beer sold for cash only.   "*St
Courtenay B.  C.
F. A. Anley
Butcher,  Comox and Union Mines.
Dealer in Choice Beef Mutton,
Lamb, Veal, Pork, Hams, Bacoa, Corned Beef, Tongues 4c.
Anl all kind, of vegetable* always on hand and delivered.
Sausjgea a .Spiciidty.
FmI*x*> aad garae in season.   Families, Hotel*, and Skip*
Mppttad at short**! awke.


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