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The Weekly News Jan 18, 1893

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has opened up a
Dry Goods
Grocery &
Boot and Suae Store
A   full  stock  of goods will always be  caHed.
A shun; of vour trade is solicited.
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'We call attention to our large stock of wallpaper also 8 case
Boots and Shoes just opened up.    A  carload Ogllvies Hun-'
rjfiirinn flour .just in 	
j. ���. holies
General Merchandise
A large consignment of Cooking and Heating
stoves received this day, per Steamer Comox.
P. F. Suhursuhmidt.
W*. .1. Young:
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
1 |, Lve for sale some Splended   Lots and  Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through The Property
in passing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. Figures low and
emu reasonable now. but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest at
present, and once neglected NEVER   RLIURNS
Office at Courtenay.
Dr. W, d. Young
Physician # Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
All person! driving over tho wharf
or briilse- in Cmuox district lister
than a walk, will lie prosecuted according to law.
S. Or.-ech
Gov.   Agent.
Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J, J, Grant, Propritor
The Hotel is one ofthe best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
the mouth of the Courtenay River, between Union and thc large fanning settlement of Comox.
Trout aie plentiful in the river, and
large game abounds in the neighborhood
Thc liar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied  with the best wines
3iid liquors.   Stage connects   with all
Steamers.   Terms moderate
And Restaurant
1. F, CLAY,
Courtenay  B.  C.
Best   of  everything   in   his   line
Always   on   hand.
Eraser &Thomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with all steamers at
the bay.
Alsodo a gcnearl   ,
Teaming Business
Orders may he left it the Coortenay
Hotel, or this office.
F.  W.  Hart
Knn'j'aoturer,   Importer,  Whole-ale
am)   ir.eta'1  Dealer." in
fl^g" largest EstaV'shment of its kind.
11.-4 Cordova St.       Vancouver,!'. C.
McCann & Cessford
Carpenters   *
And Builders
General Job Work
Courtenay B. G,
Nob   Hill Property.
Six and One  Half Acres
on Knob Hill facing the Gulf.
Splendid Fruit Land
free from wind and frost and
suitable for a
Gentleman's    Residence
Four Acres afeJn grass and
the rest slashed. Price $600,
balance  three and six months.
Enquire at News Office.
��� A flood shoemaker is needed at Courtenay.    lie should  he  able   to    mend
'. ,rncsseSJ   &  ina,.'ied man- -pilfered.
This: .' > siiaji .Air-'the. right anau.
    A  Full   Line of Everything  	
Grant and McGregor l'rops.
...   George   Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,   Vegetables, etc,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
The Courtenay Hot e
Loading hotel of Comox District
Everything first class.
Bates from $1.00 to $2.00
Bar supplied with choicest liquors
This section  is thc    Paradise   for
Hunters aud Fishermen, and a favorit
result for visitors ro n thc cities.
R. Graham, Propr.
Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.
Steamer Jo in
On and after Aug. 23rd, 1892
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
Lesvc Vlctnrjn, TautHluy, fl a. in.
"  Naiiaiiiiiif.il' Cuiiiux, WuilucMllty, 7 ft. m
"  Cuinux tor Viil.kv. Island, '1'lmrs.lay 7 a.in,
I ItoiilrniiiK sniuuiliy. j
Loavu Como* fur Niinnlino,      Prldnya, 7n.m.
Nanaimo lor Victoria,  Siiniriliy, 711.111
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at thc Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Ry.
Time  Table   No.   17,
To take effect at 8 00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th. 1892. TrainB run
on Pacific Standard Time.
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On Saturdays and Sundavs
Return Tickots will hu iHHnutHjcl wi:uii nil
points for a (aril und n quarter, wood form*
turn nut tutor than Monday,
liotmn Ticket* for one und n Imlf imtlniiry
fni'ti   may Im   pUroliABod ilnlly to all points.
roo<1 for hcvi'ii iI-ijh, iiiL-IudiiiK diiy of Isitio,
No Iti'Mirn Ticktils issued for a furu and a
qiiiiner wliuro tlio ainglu fnru ia  Lwonty-llve
COtltB.    .
Tlirougli rates between Vlctorlu und Coniox.
I-reBident. Uen't Supt.
Gon. Freight and ftiBBonifOr Am.
Society    Cards
Leiser Lodge No. I3, A. 0. U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Sat'
urday evenings at^.30 p. 111. in the old
North otnox School House. Visiting
Brethren ate cordially invited lo attend.
Ernest A. Holliday
Hiram Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,I'.C.R.
Courtenay B. C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on or
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
W.J. Young
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Comox Lodge No 5, K. of P., meets
every Saturday, after the new and full
moon, at 8.p..-ny.-t C^astle Hall, Comox.
Visiting Knights cirdially invited to attend.
John B.iirdt
K. R. S.
MoArdle'a   finf   staye   will   h*ave
��t 1 p. tn. on   \Vkum;siuvs, returning
f.aftfr mail hour,
On fcUTUIUUY' Itlt* PtsSt-   will   lenv--
^"ouiiTi'XAY for Comox at 8a. ill.   R -
nt i0 a. in., leiuriiing 10'pomux sam--
evi-n ng.
Sandwict: Post-Office '
Mail for Friday morrting's boat
closes at 2 p. m.   oh Thursdays.
Wfkcpn caiefully fleeted stuck
Ladies,��� try oui'.idtislij! top slipper,
fur coinfort.
Duncan  Bros.
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T. C. \V06ds
Comox /'   B.   C.
Conducts a'tSerieral
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Thursdays and Satur-
days.      .
For  Sale
At Cairns' Ociaj-onnl Fnrm House,
Sweet eiift-it BiK'nn- Hani*, K.yys,
Poultry, l'nla oes, Parsui|iR, Onions
Omiois Oiiblnpi', and On-' Bull,
Tricts ria.ionalile, delivered ur other-
Tlios, Cairns.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Hlacksniithing
and Horse Shoeing.
Loggers' Work a Specialty.
Union StG^mslnp Co. B.C.Ltd.
MKAl) pn*-K:i<; nnAWhiirf, Vanoouver.B.0.
Vftiicou vour nmi Nanalwo���SS. (Jitteh h'*avos
I). 1'. It. U hair .Lilly at IM p, III. rollinillljB
from .Njinaliiiiial. Tn. in, t i-rj-u at Company a
whiirf mini lit-iiu.
Vaiictiuvei' ami Comox���SS. Camox  loavoi
Colllpanj'w whiilf ttviij* M-.111l.1y at. S. h in.
fur cuiiiux dlairiot, niliiiIihik un 'fiiiMttay-
VanoDtiver anil Northern hoaains Catnpa
Sot tome, ia nmi Comox- SS. CoIii-jx Imnoa
(!oiiiniiiiv-i wlnii-f nvury \Vudnusday at 2ltt, ill.
Tor Uibr,un'n tnuilitm. tifoholt- Wulaoinu I'u-w
Lund, HimiI 1-iiin.l. Corta-t ami Cuiiiux l-oturn-
ihu naint: ruutu.
V-O-Sti-imn-i ami SCOWS u'way-i available for
Kxi'iimiiiiiM, Tiiwinix Kniif-htlnK UimiiiuuH.   .Mil
Flo riioriiKi* Acciniii'ilaihiii un i'u'h wlmri.
'arliculars un application U) thia ('Hut.
WM. WEBBSTEtt,   Manager.
TelophongW 1*. 0. Box iit7
For Sale
Grain,   Produce,
And    Cattle
A ho a fine farm.
Apply to
died     _ !    '
Piercy.���At'Courtenay January 15th 1893
* of consumption, Walter H. Piercy
aged jj years and four Months lie
leaves' a widow and four children. Funeral takes place from the residence
b�� Joseph McPhee, Thursday at 11
a.m. the Rev. Mr Fraser conducting
tbe service.
Union   Mines
Wh m Coal waa First Discovered���
First Company Formed Suc-
cesded by R. Dunsmuir, and
the Present Company��� Coal
Development and output���Machinery, Railroad and Wharves
���Old and New Townsitee���
Freient Business and Outlook.
C<.al ��liiclt is Kins hi-rc, wan firs' din
l'o crdin i-S70 m Con I Creek which
enii'iies into the iuIch nt'-r this place,
hv Sim Hnrrleou, who m at pres'-nt a
resii|''��t of N.uiaii.n. It is prnbibl*-
that the Jnd;.i is may h-ve .known of
this before, but H.i-ri-ioii wan ihc first
wh te man tu rupnrt ita exisifiic-' lo tlic*
woiM. He went down to Nanaiinn
slerily afti-rwariis where he *-*nU�� avored
10 fofm a company, hut ir. appears that
in itsoi'fciinmin 11 he vvns l-ii out- lin-
Uiual way. Thoes t-nrnp.^ing tliiicoui-
puny wi*it Sa*n (3JifTe ui Comox, Capt
OUrk nnd a giaih m *ich*nt, ]) Lone
ve , o( Vict'-ria, two Allen l>io hern,
litre** Hiiniilions, lirothers,one plllespie
mid A. G iHiirif, of N.umimo, The
company olitniivd 10U0 acres of (and
by tl e i-xpeiiditure of ubout -?I0,U00 iu
Inyin-* nut a d grading a rail*av to-
��ardsthe coal tie ds Irom Union Lmd-
inu mi the south s do of Comox Bay,
A-t this road wus never completed it
was 11 oney thrown away.
Tin re wi-s no hin^ further dono until about IU years >.-<o wh.m Robrfl
l-uiismuirsuco'-nl-'d to al. the lights of
the company by pu i-hnse,
3?ebu-ury Hi h 1888, Mr. Dunsmuir
or^iiiji-'d tiit* present Company, iiow
(t| eralinj* thi* mines of which James
lJttn>niiiir is President and Frank \).
Jjiltle,   Superiiitt-ntlaiit.    Work was at
0 -o** C' miuenceiJ, and yuAv d ftirward
wilh vigor; and uiJuiiH I SSi) the lirsl
shiphiettt of coitl was made.
There,art*, now two clopni workin-,-,
one prospecting ami oim adit level or
tunnel, and tvjili a full force at wo k
llltO tons adrty can be easily fait en ou-.
This with the present devolopement. A
diaiuoi.d drill is crnistnnily employed
ptosp cting, and ihe Coil lields ure bn-
lieved to l-o prnctiun ly inexhanstable.
In flint., ex'pi-rtsd-claie that the coal
li'-lds of, Comox are one third more ex-
teiw-iye than tho>e of Nanaimo
Of the slopes, No. 4 is lhe-m Btlio-
tnlile. It is clown, or rather extended
1ODO yurd-f, ami the eoal continues of
even thickness and of the best qtiitily.
It i�� from this slope that the specimens
of i'0'i. rtcre taken which wen- foitvurd
ed to tin* "\rlii> Fair at Chicago This
slope is lighted by electrhity, und has
Ihe mo-it improved coal rutting twicliiu
ory  driven hy t-lectriciiy.   The  same
1 nwer U used for pumping, t.nn is sup-
plied by a 10U iiott-e power engine and
a 80 horse power genera ter. Then
thop* is theSOO H. P. engine with four
drums whereby tho tail rope is hiul d
to any pari of ��� ho slope,thus doiilga*fiy
with the use of mules. The equipment
of this slope is probably sup rior to thut
contained in any other inino on the
G as-. As hi��li as IJO00 tons of coal
Imvu beett taken out- of that slopn in
10 hours, so poif ct and ample are thn
There i �� Shepanl washer located
at thi** point h-vin^ u cap.city of 3UO
inns. I'swmk is to wash out tin* dirt
and ti fu ef.oiii the K.null eoal. which it
1 iocs very i'tft"i*luall*'| leaving the coal
clean ami producing three grades of the
best coal,
Forming an important part of tha
company'-*- equipment is a railway thirteen mil? in; leriythjfrom the ni< es 10
Union whaif, with a rolling -tuck con-
sihtini* of foui e iiines nnd 100 coal oars
of 2o tons ctip.irity each, The wharf
whicli is coinpnny property, is l'OOO
feet long and 3O feet -ihuvc high tide.
There is also a tn _ht whnrf 1 iLO
leet lorn-.
Coking is also h bram-b ofthe busi-
nes.-, The product is very fine, and
ti'bts hive b'-en ma-1* showing it to be
equal to the best Kng'ish. This part
of the business Is only limited by the
demand, und as the su-r umling itionii
tains are full of iron, it is among the
probiibilitie*! that smelting works will
lie established in th" not very distant
fnturo, whicli wiultl furnit.li a home
market for this valuable fossil muter*
i'il uftcrb ini* deprived of iis bitumen.
The monthly pay roll is very large
as about 600 men arj usually employed earning from $2.50 to $5 each day.
There is the old townstte, and the
new adjoining on the northeast. The
for"i er ci;n'uins 127 acres on which are
built about lOO buildings. While
many ofthe houses are plain collages
suitable for miners, there is not wanting some showy dwellings which would
be an ornament to any place. The
school house ��s the beat in ihc district,
th- hotel isau imposing structure and
will kept and [patronized. The store
w,licit has been leased by the company
for a term of years to Samual Leisure
of Viut"'ia is two sioreysjinjheight and
40 by loo feet, nnd isa regular bazaar
iroing a finpbusiness. The sawmill is
le-isedofthe company by Mr. Hubert
Grant, one of the most enterprising
men of this section, and has a capacity
of 21,000 feet pi-r day. A furniture cs
tahlishment|is conducted by Grant and
McGregor manufacturers and general
contractors. Theie is also a jeweler
���hop by T. 0, McLean, a butcher shop
curried on by G -o Howe.aharber shop
e:c, and last but not least* a livery aud
feeit stable kept by, .Robert Grant.  ,.
The new tuwustte -lontains I7I acres
which bav.1 been cleared, and contains
the new hospital building new nearly
eonip'ete. The site is ah-althy mid
beau: iful one nnd bid-" fair   to be    the
scene ofconiid-rabfe activity the coming spring. A number of lots bav��
been sold litely and among the new en-
tiblishutents soon'o b�� locafi'd here
is a bakery by Mr. E. 1*'. Clay of (lottr-
lenuy, ui.da general store by Mr. Ed-
W. McKfm, also of Courtenay IiOts
'lithe new townyit** can hit purclt-s<-d
by iinyhiiity aid ant sold without
budding or'nther restrictloiif.
There is at pies 'lUjnochun.h edifice
in 1 Im place, bit the Method) t nud
fievbyierians In Id regular lerviee, and
another ve.ir wi 1 probably witu*ss
the erection of a church by on-1 of
these sujpetie*. The fraternal societies
an welt represent d, and include
Knights of Pythias. Suns of Temi er-
auce,Good 'tVmylars unii'O^d ��*^lows.
Thc company which owns the town-
sites, conducting this v -ar. bdsl.nisd
which is'tbe soul of tne pi ce. ua very
w��a! hy and enterprising on������, and it is
believed that when their plans an* fully
matured, and t eif property developed
as it is bound to b*1 within the next few
years that the bu.sines*. ��ill be. iminmiae
Ivinureased, ��iid the growth of ihe
place and surrounding se tl< inents
coiTesnoudingly accelerated. ri here is
uo reisou why the coal out-put h-re
s ��� ou Ii L no rench as Idgh a figure us that
of Northfiehland Welling on combined
and if smelting wo'ks should be established, far supnss it.
We hear from good'.iuthonty that 1 certain -young man up the vuljey. of modest
pretensions,recently announced the number of the neckties, etc., he w.is the possessor of, has resigned an important position in one Jpf the'-odges ut this settle,
ment. We were not told the reason of
his action, but conclude that he has now
made final arrangments with Hymen of
which he has often spoken. Our information was so scanty thatflwe are unable to
speak ftfher on ihc matter, but hope by
our next issue to be in a position to throw
more light no the subject.
I. 6. 6.   F.   Installation
We have received the full list of officers
installed in Lodge N0.11.*1 at
Union Friday evening January SHW-'1
came too late for insertion last wctIc,,
The ceremony was preformed by Dr."
Young, D.D.G.W.: G. H. Keid, Pa>t
Grand; John Bruce, Noble Grand; Jno.
Fulcher, Vice ("rand; Wm. Anthony, Secretary; Chas.White, Per.Secretary; Win.
Mitchell, R.S.olN.G.jJ.W, Grieve, L. of
N.G.;T.B.Aits,R. S of V G.; John B.
Glddings, 1.. S. of V.G.; J.A. Prichard,
K.S. Supporter; Wm. Maliuburg, L. S,
supporter; Wm. M.Davis 1. G.;and John
Edti, O.G.
Union Lodge I O G T No 45
One of those auspicious occasions
which cheer the hearts and weave the
bunds of friendship mote firmly for man,
happened at the Union 1 O.G.T. Lodge
the 28th of Dec last, when tbe Sons of
Temperance were invited to a well prepared repast and entertainment. The
talent was all local, and confined to ihc
members of the I.O.G.T. lodge; but was
well calculated to leave the impression
that thc elocutionary and literary spirit
abounded. Tbe -supper was prepared by
the ladies, under the leadership of sister
Kobson.and reflectedgreat credit on them
Mrs. Robson presided at the organ with
her usual ability,-while various members
rendered appropriate songs. Two dialogues given in costume elicited great ao-
plause. Readings and recitations were
jntcrspcred, one recitations delivered by
Bro. jas. Smith, on 'Mary, Queen of
Scots" deserves special praise. The reciter warmed to the subject and seemed
to realize the scenes presented. Mr.
Smith is no novice on the stage, and will
be welcomed at a future lime with jjusto.
Uro', J. Robson's speech of welcome
tothe Sons of T. in which be set forth
the duties and obligations of Temperance
lodges tn rcg.-rdto the present day,, was
ably replied to by Mr. Russel, Worthy
Piitiurchi Mc believed temperance to be
progressing, but that nothing short of-Pro
bibition should be the motto of all societies for thc benefit of humanity at large.
The very pleasant occasion was brought
to it close by all singing heartily "Auld
Lang Sync".
Joan Dots.
The travel being largely by the SS,
Joan, its arrival brings much personal
and social news as well as news ofa commercial character, the former are more
interesting to the general public.
11.11. and Miss Maud Ueadnell came
up from Quadra.
Mr. Kito, Japanese Consul, at Vancouver, came up to Union on business
connected with the Japanese residents
there. He looks after their interests very
Last Wednesday the Joan landed a*
Union wharf on lime bringing a large a.
mount of freight and a few passengersf
among whom was Simon Leisure, Esq., o
.Victoria, proprietor of the store at the
Mines. He is one ofthe loading merchants of Victoria and speaks very highly
ofthe importance and future prospects (if
Comox district as a business centre.
Mr. Thompson of the Terminal city
was a p-issenger. The business men of
ofthatcityas well as of Victoria ahd Nanaimo arc giving increasing attention to
this section.
Mrs. E. J. Robinson, and Mrs. John
Muisoro came up from below and went
over to Union.   ���
Miss Curran of Union who had been to
Chcmainis to attend the marriage of her
sister returned at this time.
The usual contingent of Denman Islanders, including Mr. Waterman, who is
malting important geological researches
on that island came over on the Joan
whilejj. E. Cummiitgsof Hornby embraced . the opportunity which Wednesday
brings to pay Comox a flying vi$it, He
went up as far as Courtenay and nude a
pleasant call atthe Now"**1 office, where he
expressed his astonishment at tlje growth
ofthe village which hall- doubled since he
was there a year ago. .   '
-Locar Brevities
Whafs new? Cubb.s Cough Cure w
new, effectual and speedy.
The Athletic Club house is being lined,
W. ShHf'p ofthe liiv is building a dwel
ing on Nob Hill.
Thc farmers home is shut down.for repairs.
Send to the'office anv item of news
you may possess.
McPhee & Moore are enterprising merchants,     'Ihey keep Cubb's Cough-Cure
* The 19th day of February coming" ou
Sunday, the Pythian anniversary ball will
take placcMonday evening February 20th
Mr. E. W. McKim left Tuesday morning on the SS. Coniox for Vancouver.
T.D. McLean has some fine Brahmas
and Plymouth Rocks.
J. Mundell, Secretary of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial Association
returned last Friday nn the SS. Estelltj
from a trip to Nanaimo.
A few of last weeks issue wer(* printed
upside down for left handed people, anil.
a few just for style, you know. ,
Mr, Smith thc mail carrier is report"
quite ill.
Mayo/ Copt was re-elected mayor
Vancouver after a spirited contest In
Monday night about 10 o'clock St.otty
was found lung in a helpless cunmtian
in the middle of the road at the^Suuthend
of ihc bridge.
The weather fur the last few days htvS
been delightfully clear.
Thc meeting ofthe Lyric Club al the
Hay Monday night was as usual a rery
plasant affair.
On Sunday next Rcv.john Robson will
bold divine service on Denman Island.
A small steamer came up from Xan-ti-
1110 last week to take down voters to the
municipal election in that city. The contest for mayor must have been lively.
The young gentleman who arrived, the
other day at Win. Marmston's is brother-
les���, but then lie Ins several little sister*
to keep him company.   -
Economy is the 'oad to Competence,
when once you get used to it, it is not a
bard road to travel.
Cultivate less land and do it better is a
rule that most farmers could follow to ad-
The work on Cheney's new bouse ispro*-
gressing'ruph'ilv.    When finished he \vill
jjjls.placeTT %-T *    ^ \\ *Af
NMAnd account '"'fcthc "at honre'Jat thi
school bouse,*wilTSppear next week.
Fresh garueii seeds at McPhee &
The ship" Tucker' in tow of thc Wanderer lett just as the Joan arrived.
Through the courtesy of Capt. Butler, a
budget of mail for the "Tucker-" wasiran-j-^
fcrred to that vessel before she sailed.
The 19th of February is the anniversary
ofthe order of *hc Knights W Pythic.ts,
and thc evening of that day will take
place the grand ball and supper at Pythian
Hall, Comox, for the lodge there has become famous.
Mrs. David Plicklcs of Denman Island
has for sale two purebred Brown Leghorn roosters, which she will dispose of at
$1.50 each.
Wc receive orders for Brownlee's commercial map ofthe Province. It is a fine
'map and will answer all the purpose of
tbe fifteen dollar one, and is a home pro
Mr. John Hcthcrington returned from
a trip to the Capital. Mr H. looks
rather pale, but we hope soon to see hi:-n.
enjoying his usual good health.
It is remarkable what critics half cducat
cd people make. One of thisijsort actuallv
wrote a friend that Thk WKEkLY Nfcvte
would be a first class newspaper if "it
would only pay more, attention to its
"peas" and "'|uei.cs.".
Mayor Haslam was re-elected Mayor
of Nanaimo hist week by 101 votes, and
several ot Nanaimo property owners, residing in this Vicinity helped hini. It
iont follow, however, that ft hey had any
objection to ex-mayor Hilbert, who is also
very popular.
We are accustomed to inveigh ar
agnist thc saloons, but we might learti
Some useful lessons of them. As a rule
everything is pleasant, comfortable,' and
the proprietor and assistants are agreeable and accommodating. The place is
never closed as long as there is the pros-*
pectof a customer.
Cubb's Cough Cure is leading in thc
cities as tbesafest, surest, and speediest
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Whooping
Cough and kindred ailments.
As wc believe in giving, credit whe
credit is due, we will say that it was Mr.
Mason, drummer, who who was snarling
about one horse institutions because he
was not given a freenoiice. Parties who
como here for business should not be mendicants for newspaper advertising.
A good live drummer, when he cftntc*
into a place, goes tothe newspaper office.
subscribes or pays for a local notice, and
be is not likely to lose anything by so
doing. Bu* " ���"���-horse drummer re-
mains awa- and bee .isc his unimportant
presence is 1 ..,, he snarls about thc
paper, and if the merchants have not ordered goods through him of the one-
horse concern he represents, he snarls a-
bout thc town.
The Best.
This title is appropriate to Thc Temperance and General Life Assurance Company. This company can afford, to insure
the temperate than any company which
takes promiscuous risks. It is meeting
with great favor among thc class whicli
practice temperance, and endeavor to live
according to the laws of health. T. D.
McLean of Union is the local agent, and
those who desir�� a cheap but solid insurance would do well to c dl on Mm.
SS. Comox.
The SS. Comox arrived at the Bay at
4 p.m. Monday after making a quick passage, 7 ii h-mrs from Vancouver, although
she made a stop at Scochclt to land' ex-
C.t'.R. detective-Devlin who has been ,
appointed Indian Agent ���*���������������    ���*   *.
The CQftSJgnecs were Mef*he6& \U>orc*.
j.R.Molmcs, Ceo. Howe and'Sam Cltik*. i/
The Boy Who Did dis Beat.
He is doing his best, that boy of sixteen,
ntrctclioil out before n bricbt tire in tho tanning shed. Reclining upon mi old sheepskin with book in liiml, lie is ftOqulrlnq
knowledge as Barely as any student at hia
desi in aome favored institution,with alt the
convenicncea and facilities for learning. He
ii doing his best too��� this same boy Claude
���as he helps Ins master to prepare the
sheep and lambs'skin for dyeing, so that
they Dan lie made into leather. Ho is doing
his beat by obedience and by respectful conduct to liis master, in endeavoring to do his
work well, although he ofton makes mistakes, m his work is not so woll suited to
liis tastes as thu study of Greek   and Latin.
"Set; there, young rapscallion !" eills out
Qainard Beaurais, the tanner ; "how you're
mixing up the wools." For Claude's wits
were "wool gathering" sure enough; but he
was not sorting tho wool aright.
" Aye, aye, sir," replied the appreulice,
"but I will tii; them all right." Ami ho
quickly sot to work to repair his mistake,
" He'll never make a tanner," said *.'as-
pard to his good wife, "ami muoh I fear
he'll never be able to earn his bread.
" .Sure enough," replied his wife ; " and
yet lie's good and obedient, and never gives
Lack ii word to all your scolding." And in
after years, wheu the aged couple received
handsome presents from this distinguished
man who had been their apprentice they
thought ot these words.
One evening there oame a stormy, bolster
ous wind, aud the liltln stream iu which the
tanner was wont to wash hia wool Upon the
skins was nifollcn to a torrent. To attempt
to cross it by foot at audi a time would render one liable lo ho carried down the stream
ami dashed to pieces on the rocks.
" We must got all the skins undercover,"
said Gaspard to his apprentice ; " a storm
is al hand."
The task was fiulahed, andtltetannorwas
about to return to Ids cot and Olsudo to his
shed, when the boy exolalmed, " -Surely I
heard a cry. Somo one is trying to cross
the ford."
in an instant he darted toward the river,
followed by ids master carrying tiie lantern.
Some villagers wero already there, and a
Btrong rope was tied around the waist of
the brave hoy, wiio was about to plunge
into the stream, for a man upon horseback
was aeon coming down the river both rider
and horse much exhaustud. Claude succeeded in grasping the rein, and the strong
hand of the master that held the rope drew
him to the shore, and all were saved. Soon
afterwards, the stranger sal hy the lanncr's
cheerful fire, having tpiite won the hearts
of the good man and his wife by hia kind
aud courteous manner.
" What can 1 do for your brave boy ? "
he asked.
" He's none of ours, and not much urcdit
will ho bo to any one, we fear. He wastes
too much time over useless hooka," waa the
bluff reply ofthe honest tanner, who could
not see what possible use Claude's studies
would be to him.
"May I see the hooka''" naked the
Claude being called, brought tho books
o: the Greek and Latin classics, aud Blood
with downcast face expecting to be rebuked.
But instead he received words of commendation from the gentleman, who, after some
talk and questions, was astonished at the
knowledge the boy had acquired.
A few months later, instead of the old
tanning Bhed as a study, Claude might ne
niton with his books iu a handsome mansion
al Paris, in the house of M. de Vallis,
whose life he had saved, and who had be-
"*omo his friend and benefactor. The hoy
flit iat he bad only done hia duty, and
that nu was resolving much in return, and
he del, r nineil to make every effort to meet
llie expectations of hia patron.
He succeeded, Claude Copperonicr, tho
boy who did his boat, became the most distinguished Creek and Latin scholar of Ida
lime. At the age of twenty-live ho filled
the chair of Greek Professor in the Royal
College of Paris. More than this, he became
i man who feared i,oJ, and waa much beloved for his goodness aud amiable qualities,
He never forgot his former master and wife.
Their old age was cheered by many tokens
of remembrance in t he form of substantial
gifts from tfie man who, when a boy,
studied ao diligently by tlio fire of their old
shed, but who "would never make a
In The Au-iralian Basa-
The black man watched tlio kangaroos intently for a moment, and he seemed to be
���aking a kind cf measurement of their distance from the fool of tlm palm. Then he
drew back, and a second black man took hia
turn at looking with tho hush branches for
a screen, and he also drew buck. Ho put
down tho twigs, and the two seemed to be
Htudying. Two men, who could neither
count nor measure as civilized men count
nud incisure, wero in reality counting and
measuring as accurately as if they had been
���4 pair of surveyors with perfocr, instruments.
They had dropped their spears and sticks
before peeping out at the kangaroos, and
now each of them stooped and picked up a
queer, crooked club. All the other black
men lay fiat in tho grass, whils thoso two
went on with their puzzling operations.
Neither of them could see any pari of akan-
uaroo through the trunk of tho tree.
Eaoh stood and balanced hiinself.leauing forward, with Ins bit of curved wood held in
his right hand by ono end. These crooked
filieka were not much over two feet long,
perhaps not moro than two or three inches
wide at the centre, tho widest part.and were
made to taper at each end. They wero
curved on one face and flat on the other and
sharp at tho edges. You would havo said
great pains had been taken to shapo l.liose
Hti��ka ho thai it would be inpossihlo for anybody to throw thorn straight or mako their
hit my objeot thoy were thrown at,
Rich black man held hia dark, heavy'
looking wooden weapon with the fiat side
down until hfl had finished his inlanoing
and calculating, nnd then ho maidenly drew
back and hurled it from him with a peculiar
jerking twist of his wnsl. Almost at tlio
same moment each of them stooped and
picked another aud threw it, and then a
third. As the third Oast Was mado each uttered a loud scrooching yell, tho two harsh
Orles bursting forth at almost the same second, followed liy yells from all the party as
they Bprang from Ihe grass, seized their
spears and sticks, and bounded forward.
No 1 and Hush had noted overy movement of the green musk by ihc palm, and
tho kangaroos must have begun to suspect
danger, for all of them had ceased feeding,
sat upright, and pricked their cars and
turned their pretty heads Inquiringly, The
largest of them was in the very act of rising
for forward bound when something struck
him upon thc neck, just above tho shoulder.
There had been a faint whizzing ami whirring in the air. It began behind the cabbage
palm and went out sidewise and upward
through the air, while something dimly
visible flashed away in a wide, sweeplnc
ourvo, Dp, up, up went tlio whist, and whirl,
and then down, down, after a strange,
myaterioiiB fashion, closely accompanied by
another just like it. Then there was a thud,
ihud, and the great kangaroo did not make
hla leap. Ha rolled over and over in the
grass, lor one of thuso wonderful missiles
bad actually broken his neck. And another
kangaroohad fallen also.���[.St. Nicholas.
Stepping one day into a room where a
alaSl in cooking had assembled, I stood for a
v bile to hear the bright, capable teacher in-
struct twenty young girls In tho mysteries of
bread'malting.   Sho was giving-, hem alttth
lecture on hotne-mii.do bread, after whicli
the materials were to be divided among
them, and each girl was to mix, knead, aud
set a portion of don.gh to rise.
The twenty girls looked very neat and
pic ty, wearing clean white aprons and
littio white caps. Giie oould imagine them.
a few years later, rmoli presiding In her own
well-ordered 1i'jU'*.��Vu
But presently I noticed something which
I would not wish to mentiou exc-pt with
the hope lhat it may bo a hint to somo
thoughtless girls,
One of the number, a pretty girl of eighteen, stood listening with her lingers press-
id against hor chin. Presently in an abstracted way Bhe tapped her patted lips.
1 glanced around the circle. All tiie other
line teen girls stood with their arms hang-
ug easily at their sides, or lightly crossed,
Mid remained iu about thc same position,
never carrying their hands to their features.
But thia one girl sometimes played with the
buttons of her dress, sometimes lingered her
cheek, sometimes put up her hand to aeo if
her hair was all right, and once even
thoughtfully rubbed her nose.
Wtien tho talk was over tho girls all began to make bread. They had washed their
Bands before gathering around tho table,
and it was not supposed necessary to do so
Now nineteen of those girls, one felt instinctively, \iould be neat about cooking.
But the twentieth���1 would not bo loo fastidious, but 1 would really rather not eat a
slice of her loaf. Years ago, when I was a
girl myself, I hoard a lady say ���
"I never like to sco any oue handling the
face 1"
After that 1 often noticed what a differ-
once it made. And it made a difference
this lime. This one girl may have been as
sweet-tempered and as capable as any of the
others, tint they looked woll-brod, she
looked ill-bred ; they looked careful and
neat, site looked careless aud a Utile un-
Solomon speaks of "little foxes that
spoil the vines," and this habit, when one
considers the question of good manners is
really a" little fox."
A Uhost Story.
After we removed from our plantation in
Florida we frequently paid a visit to thi
place, enjoying a lew days' stay where ao
much of our lives had passed.
It was a lonely spor, several miles from
any inhabited dwelling but our old colored
servant, George, kept an oversight there,
und when we contemplated going thither
our habit waa to send an aunouncetneul to
George, and he would mako ready for our
coming by opening the house und airing it.
But never shall 1 forget our last visit
there. Mamma and myself hastily concluded to lake the journey without the
usual note to our faithful George, reasoning
thus : "George will be sure to be on the
plantation, for it is a buay season now, aud
lie cannot bo long absent frum his work
Much lo our dismay, when we arrived at
our journey's end found our dwelling securely locked, and no George to welcome and
aid ua.
" What can wo dot" was our mutual ex
clamation. " It is evening, and will soon
bo dark."
" Wo will have to alcep in tho old cottage," I said wilh n shudder, as I looked lo
ward an old house which had fnllen alii'oal
lo ruins.
" I fear we will," replied mamma, dismally, following my eyes with her own.
Wc ceased our vain efforts to effect an entrance into the homelike dwelling so lately
our place of abode, and wended our way to
tho old collage, where we knew we should
find some sort of a bed, as George often
slept in onoof Die hare rooms.
As wo stepped into the kitchen I joyfully
exclaimed, " Oh, mamma, here is a bit of
candle and two matches."
'Sure enough,'1 said mamma, as she took
the bit of caudle from the table and replaced
it in the tiu candlestick from which il had
We sat down on a drygooda box, which
bad doubtless been George's chair ut times,
and ate our lunch, some biscuitB aud cheese,
which wc had with ua for refreshment on
our wny.
After our meal and a drink from the well
near by, we went upstairs and prepared, as
best wo could for the tiigltt.
We wore full of trepidation, but could
only comfort ours.dves with the thought
lhat no one would be likely to come near ua
iu suoh a lonely spot.
Wo could not lock the doors, nor even
wholly close them, so had not that security,
and, as mamma said, "could only look to
ttie Lord."
We arranged the bed, extinguished our
fast dying caudle, and lay down to iry to
We both began to  feel more  composure
hen we were fuirly recumbent, and would
probably   have   fallen   usloep   had  not   a
strange sound broken tho dread stilineas of
The sound proceeded from below, the
door seemed to croak upon its hinges, and
then a step fell upon the floor���not a
natural stop like a living man's hut a weird
step which thumped as it trod, not very
loudly but distinctly, and it smote our ears
and out- hearts, and made our whole frame
Lo Bhakc with fiur, and even horror.
It could truly be said, "tho hair of our
Hesb stood up," ao great wus our trepidation.
Wo darod not spoak, but I grasped mamma tightly and sobbed uncontrollably.
Dear mamma could do nothing to comfort
me, and shook with dread as tho stop came
At length, to our complete consternation,
the creature, whatever it might be, began
to ascend the rickety stairs, not swiftly,
but deliberately, which gave our fears lime
to mount up higher,  if that wero possible.
Oli, mamma, 1 moaned, "I shall die! 1
cannot bear this."
"H-U'B-hl" returned mamma, softly,
"you may betray our whereabouts," and
her voice trembled as she spoke.
Tho stop upon the stairs came onward,
onward, uud I, feeling that I could endure
no more, covered my head with the one
blanket and wailed���oh, horrors! waited
events; asking myself was I ready for the
hoi rlble death before me.
Tho door was shoved open and iho dread
fill creature came slowly towards the lied,
baiting at its side long enough lo add the
last twinge (o our terror, and then a familiar "ba-a!" sounded out through thc
empty room, and caused such r-dief us can
better be imagined than explained.
Tho ghost was only a sheep, which the
previous year had been my pet lamb. It
bad seen us in tbe old bouse aud came and
searched till it had found ua.
In Ihe dim room I caught the dumb
creature around the neck and sobbed once
more, now because of the sudden revulsion
of feeling, and mamma laughed hysterically
as 1 did so.��� [Intelligence.
it I* to Have Soldiers anil Porters Supplied
by (lie .suit-in of Znuilbar-
The British expedition which is about to
start for Uganda under command of G, H,
I'or till is able lo surmount the difliciilty
presented by the scarcity of portcra iu a
way lhat is nol open to   private travellers.
The numerous expeditions thut have recently disappeared Into the interior have drained the easfcooastof its supply of porters, bui
Portal lias aecurod all the curriers lie needs,
and un adeqaute escort of soldiers from tin
Sultan )f Zanzibar, He will be able to inarch
rapidly to Victoria N'yanza, where lie will
utmly the situation and udvise the British
Government as to the best means to establish older and promote progress in Uganda,
In March next the Imperial British East
Africa Company will march out of Uganda.
English sentiment wus so strong against
abandoning the country that the Government lost no lime in taking steps to assure
its control over Uganda, There is every
prospect thai,   the ruilroud to the hike,  the
surveys for which are uow completed, will
be built at an early day, and the prospects
tor Uganda are looking de.:idedlj brighter.
Good taato ia frequently nothing more
titan au apettte for flattery,
Dress Warm During Winter.
There is no question but that a vast
amount of sicknuss and many deaths are
traced directly aud indirectly to au insulh-
cient protection of the body from the sudden
manges that so frequently oocur In all temperate Climates, and while it is quite impossible to always be provided with an overcoat
or tiiick wrap Lo be used at every sudden
Ohauge of the weather, it ia possible for all
of us to wear heavy woolen underwear during the dangerous to health season, Bay from
the first of October until the first of .Juno.
Al times these heavy garments may appear
too warm, but in a day or so wo are glad
enough to have the protection aud comfort
lliey vouchsafe ua. With warm woolen garments next llie skin we do not so soon feel
the sudden changes of temperature and aro
enabled while in u copiouB perspiration to
withstand a temperature several degrees
lower with little or no inconvenienco lo comfort or health, whereas if the garments next
the akin were of ootton the feeling would ho
lhat of chilliness and a clammy, dreaded
sensation ao detrimental to health aud comfort. Children especially Bhould bo provided with warm undergarments. They coal
but little moro than the thiu flimsy affairs,
and the activity and life ot childhood leada
tlieni to violent exercise and its attendant
heating of the blood, and they ruah from a
warm room iuto the open chilly air iu a
thoughtless manner, in which caeo warm
underclothing acts as a genuine life preserver.
Tho feotshouldalsobedrossodwarm. Some
claim they cannot wear woolen stockings us
they cause an unpleasant itching sensation.
However, if they are worn continuously lor
several weeks that feeling unconsciously
disappears and you feet the better for it-
Don t let pride cause you to put ou a thin
pair of boots or shoes when u thicker and
more suitable pair ia at hand, und in the
matter of overshoes thore is nothing equal
to the wool-lined arotios ; thoy do not look
quite so neat and trim us tho close fitting
lubber, but you aro uot on exhibition, ana
even if yon were have senao enough to dross
in suoh a manner as not to endanger your
health, for the chances aro you would like
to go again some day.
If you are going for a drive cr to work,
don't let the, at that moment, pleasant
condition of the weather deter you from
taking along a suitable wrap or overcoat,
for there may be a fall of several degrces^in
tho temperature ere your roiuru, and while
your foolishness may not end in calling in
the physician or undertaker, yet you may
stlflei* from the inclemency far more than to
overbalance tho pleasure or other gain from
ihe trip.
We have spokeu more particularly regarding underwear and the outer wraps,
but tho intermediate garments Bhould receive duo attention, and for winter wear
you will prove yourself sensible if you select
a brand of cloth that will give you warmth
and comfort if not so much style, for who
would not rather see a warm, cosy being in
a stout gray or blue colored wrap, than a
stylish, pinched up face robed in silks and
Health For Babies,
Much depends upou the regularity of an
infant's time of taking nourislnnont, ami
yet, few scorn to realize it. The shortest
lime botween feeding should ho nothing
under an hour and a half and the most suitable lime jb about two hours. But the important point ia, to give the nourishment
regularly. Whatever timo ia chosen, do
not shorten it becauso tho babe is fretful.
Apply warm clothea to the abdomen and
feet and if u severe spell of crying cannot be
hushed, try giving a little hot waler. No
need of adding a drop of pepermint or camphor or any other medicine. What it needs
is warmth, and hot water will give that
without injury. Do not feed it to quiet it!
Often, I believe, babies cry from an overfull stomach. It ia almost agouy to Bit and
see the milk forced through its lips in tho
foolish imagination that it must be hungry
to fret so, The best thing to relieve colic,
for a simple remedy, is the warming by
means of an inverted, hot saucer, wrapped
in flannel and placed over the abdomen. It
will quickly relieve.
Cure should be taken that the babe is
perfectly clean. While it is iu its bath, aee
that every wrinkle has been thoroughly
rinced. Then dry and powder, and then
there will bo no cause of suffering from
chafing. Pulverized tea will often heal alter
the skin becomes sore, where infant-powder
powder or cornstarch seems poisonous- Even
ut so early an age the habits of cleanliness
may be planted. Soon tho little thing will
crow ana splash around in ita tub, and enjoy it as much as a bird does its bath,
After this has been done, nothing remains
but to keep its teet warm and bowels well
regulated. Do not wrap the babe up in two
or tin ce shawls, and then wonder why it
sneezes at every breath. Let it get accustomed to have no blanket or shawl about
il. If not warm enough, add another loug-
steevod shirt, but do not wrap it up and
keep it from all pure air.
Apples as Medicine-
Chemically the apple is composed of
cgetable fibre, albumen, sugar, gum,
chlorophyl, malic acid, gallic acid, lime nnd
much water, says Medical Aye, Furthermore, tho German analysts say that the
apple contains a larger percentage of phosphorus than any other fruit or vegetable.
The phosphorus ia admirably adapted for
renewing the essential nervous matter, lecithin, of tho brain and spinal cord,
It is, perhaps, for tho same reason, rudely understood 'thai, old Scandinavian traditions represent tho apple na the food of
the gods, who, when they felt themselves In
be growing feeblo nnd infirm, 'resorted to
this fruit for renewing their powers of mind
and body. Also Ihe acids of thc apple aro
of signnl use for men of sedentary habits
whose lives are sluggish in action, lliosu
acids serving to eliminate, from tho body
noxious matters which if retained would
make the bruin heavy and dull, or bring
about jaundice or skin eruptions aud oilier
allied 'troubles.
Some such un experience must have led
to our custom of taking apple sauoo will
roast potk, rich goo.80 and like dishes. Thi
inalio acid of ripe apples, cither raw o1
cooked, will neutralize anyoxoeBs of chalky
mutter engendered by eating too imtoli
meat, ltlsalsotho fact that such fresh
fruits as the apple, tho pear and the plum
when taken ripe aud without BUgar, diminish acidity in the stomach rather than pro.
vokeit. Tho vegetable nances and juices
urn convened into alkaline carbonates which
lend to counteract acidity.
Orowd foiion*
The newest name for bad air is " crowd
carbonic acid gas pure aud simple. The
conclusion arrived at is that the excess of
carbonic acid gaa is alone responsible for
tho headache, feeling of suffocation, eto.,
frequently experienced through the
breathing of a contaminated atmosphere.
Home persons yield muohinoro readily than
others to this combined exhalation from
many systems, and persons are overcome
by it who cau withstand the air of a room
vitiated from other causes. During the recent Lord Mayor's show in Loudon, the
foul air uf the crowded sreets waa uotico-
able. To such ua But i-Lightly above the
level of tho pavement the impurity ofthe
air was distinctly perceptible. The baneful effect of impure air was recently felt in
a remarkable way iu a London court room.
Wnsn the juge entered his cmrt in the
morning lie found the jurors and counsel
already exhausted, and soon began to experience u ahnilur fooling. On ordering an
hivcutigation he was informed that "tho
engine was out ot order, and could only
pump into the court the stale air that had
beenused two days ago," The wiudowawere
so constructed us to prevent any proper
ventilation of the premises, so that no as-
aiaiance could he obtained to expol thc two
days-old atmosphere which the pumps per*
Biatod in sending into the court. Tho result was that when the jury list was deposed of the Judge, instead of sonding for
moro casta, sent the jurors home and
quickly followed their example.
Sleapina; aDd Dieting.
It would be an estimable boon to Immunity if doctors could agree iu their advice aa
to diet.    At present the average man ia in
state of pure bewilderment, Only lately
un eminent physician has said that ull our
ailments arise from overeating and oversleeping, aud that the golden rule of health
is to be aparing of both. Sir Junius Sawyor
now comes forwnrd with almost exactly the
opposite advice. In speaking of King
George 111.'s oft quoted maxim, "'Six houra
fora man, seven for a woman, cighl fora
fool,*' lie considers that the poor old King���
whose brain by the way, certainly needed
more rest than it secured���had "begun at
tho wrong end." From his own experience
of his own calling, Sir James Sawyor is de-
oldely of opinion that medical men require
eight hours' sleep if they can get it; uud
that failing that they should held on by
"the grand rule" "Go to bed when you can
and got up when you must." Tho bed room
should be well ventilated, and the " nigh*
cap" in tho liquid form should he discarded
as alcohol prevents healthy sleep. It may
produce a drowsy, stupefying effect, but
not refreshing slumber. Most people who
have slept with and without the aid
night-caps will probably bo inclined lo
agree with thc distinguished physicfan,
His advice us to eating is somewhat optimistic : "If a man would only eat naturally, and at 'ho proper time, aud not eat too
much, ho might eat anything he liked."
How to Uo to Bed-
What is the correct method to pursue
preparing for a ttin into dreamland, for
thete is a right as well as u wrong way
The business of disrobing Bhould ho ao
systematized thut attending to all the little
niceties included in the process will become
after a'while BOeond nature. There ie something more to bo done, let me assure you,
beside putting your hair up iu paper curia
and dabbing a bit of cold cream ou your face
if you would wake up iu the morning look-
ins "-a fresh as a rose. In tho lirst. place do
not put off those important preparations
until you arc ao heavy-lidded that you are
ready to omit everything belonging to the
toilet. And now for tho first Btep, Early
n the evening your sleeping apartments
jliould bo thoroughly aired by dropping the
window from the top aud raising it at the
Ten minutes will bo quite sufficient for
clearing the atmosphere, Now cIobo the
windows and allow the room to bo thoroughly warmed, that you may not experience a
chill while tnkinga rub down. Prepare a
big bowl of topid waler, into which yon be*
sprinkle asmall quantity of a imouiaorhorax.
Pake a Turkish towel, whicli is much better
than u sponge, wring it out as dry ;is poasi
ble, and, grasping a corner in eaoh baud,
give tho spine a vigorous rubbing. Have nt
hand another Turkish towel, und aa you
bath tho body in sectiona, dry as quickly as
possible. How your smooth white skin wi"
glow ns you atari into action the eluggis
Two medical men have been  en'
('florae Hm-her or Mn-iiiru Falls Tries lo
Kill IUh Reautlttil Daughter.
A Niugura Falls despatch says : George
Barker, a prominent resident of this city,
suddenly wont insane the other nudit, and
in a fit of rage attempted to murder Ida
beautiful daughter, Marie Barker. Tho
tragedy was averted only through Miaa
Barker's escape during a moment when her
father went to secure a weapon to beat her
brains out. The particulars of ttio affair
Rhroudcd in myatcry to some extent.
At an early hour in the evening the residents of Buffalo avenue, the fashionable
thoroughfare of the city, iu the vicinity of
the Barker residence, were startled by
shrieks of a girl for help, Tho family nf
Alexander Porter responded to the cries and
esoued the girl, Mr. Porter's hostler,
.mined Richardson, a young engineer
named Standish and Mr. Porter carried
Miss Barker over to the Porter residence,
Sho was badly injured, but told this story
of tbe murderous assault i Sho was coming down stairs and heard her father
storming aboul tho lower rooms of the
house. -She enquired of him what waa
thc matter and he turned upon her like
a demon. Ho knocked the girl down,
kicked and stamped upon her postrate body
uud pulled a handful of hair nut of her head
She Legged of him not to kill bor, but with
a lieudiah yell ho aaid he would finish hor
iu a moment, and started towards thc hack
part of the hoiiKi-;<i secure un axe or club.
Miss Barker innnuged to crawl up to her
room, lock the door and raising the window
culled for help.      After the girl was safely
housed with the porter famfly, Barker secured q revolver and earns orer tothe house,
threatening to kill anyone who Interfered
wilh him reaching his daughter. Young
Porter stood at the door with u rillc und
told him to get out or ho would shoot
him if ho dared In cross the threshold. The
police were summoned undaucoeeded hi overpowering the man aud taking the revolver
away from him. Both father and daughter
ure under medical attendance to-day. The
girl's Injuries are considered quite serious,
Barker ia a photographer of national repute
uud a man of considerable wealth. Ho is
high up in Masonic circles and his friends
are Surprised al the violence of his insanity.
Ho haa been known to have apells at
times, but never of a dangerous nut ure ua in
the present instance.
deavoriug to determine what it is that
makes the air of crowded places poisonous
to those who breutheit. Their object wus
to find out whether Iho effect waa owing to
the diminution of oxygen, as generally believed, or to the presence of deleterious
organic matter In the carbonic acid expelled from the lungs, ua the majority of the
physiologists mainluin, or to the excess of
Young Tutter���" Do you mind me call
ing on your daughter, Mrs.Sliniaon,in a bnsi*
ness suit?" Mrs, Slitnson���"No, Mr. Tut"
',cr, not if you really mean busineaa."
Hold up them hands," hoarsely whispered
the highwayman to the Bostrmlan at midnight. " Say ' those hands,' plenso," begged the Boalouiau, us ho hoisted l litem aloit.
" I Buffeted intensely With rheumatism in my aukfci,
Could nut i land , rubbed t iu-;i with
In the morning I walked without pain."
NEURALGIA.   wn���, ���.������,
tae of neuralgia, oud It ���.H'eciiiallj- cured mc
Mr., JAM!*:-" IlONNKK, 11* Yongo St.. Toronto, OOt.,
'������"rite*.: "fcl. Jacobs Oil *���-. Uio unly remedy that relieved
* Parly'* Tkrllllnn Experience l�� a t'unfli*.
-*ruili*u am the Prairie,
Wo whipped up the horses uud drove
toward tho upland, thinking llius to escape
the greatest danger, saysl<. H. Kellogg in
the St. Nicholas. We reached the high
ground before meeting any ttaino, and wc
were greatly rejoiced to seo that much of
the grass was still fuirly green here, though
thickly bestrewn with patches of longer
grass that was dry.
The fierce dames uow approached rushing
along with furious speed, crackling and snapping���the sound alone being sufficient to
strike terror to the stoutest heart. (Galloping along the lino of fire wc found that where
it crossed a little ravine the flames were not
so high, for the grass was quito green there.
Wc dashed through tho line of flame, suffering brief tortures of suffocation aud a severe
stinging ami smarting of our eyes, caused by
the intense heat aud pungent smoke.
Once through, wo congratulated ourselves
on the hope that we should yet eBcapo, for
going in this direction, right in the tooth of
tro wind, wo could travel more rapidly than
the pursuing flames.
While passing through tho fire I recalled
tho proverb " It's an ill wind that blows
nobody good," for juat in advance of the
line of flame clouds of sparrows darted hero
and thoro, catching the hosts of insects
started up by the heat of the burning
We now board galloping hoofs and wo
soon saw two Indiana (U-iiigcs) approaching
through the smoke. " Where are you go-
ing'!" they usked in their own language.
" To (Iruy Horse," our driver replied in tho
emtio tongue, They told him that the prairie
wus a mass of flame in that direction nnd
lhat we must go back. We responded that
all was flame in that direction. Notwithstanding tho indifference to danger usually
ascribed to redskins, these Indians showed
unmistakable ������igim of terror. Some further
quick conversation informed us that they,
liko ourselves, hud seized an opportunity
to peuetirutu the line of flame, thinking thus
to eBoape.
We ult were uow Inclosed in a gradually
narrowing ring of fire. To clour iho space
around us by burning off the grasj���to
start a " buck fire," an it is called���was our
only chance for safety ; and this wo attempted. A large space was cleared before
the oncoming tire reached ub. Wc hoped
lo escape with but singed eyebrows aiul a
few moments of suffocation, and this wo
would have considered a fortunate deliver
ance. But we found our lust chance failing
us. Tho back tiro we had started against
the wind had burned only the dry grass,
and in doing this hud served as a furnace to
dry the greener grass. Thus the prairie
fire, reaching our burned district, found the
greener grass killed and dried, and hem-c
hud almost ua much fuel as outside.
The tire was now close around us. Thc
varying currents of air heated by the flames
whirled and rose, and gusts of cold air rushing in to rcplaoc the hot air oaused a whirlwind, and a great well of smoke and flame
was thus formed. Within this woll we
stood, as yet unharmed and with a constant
supply of cool air, but expecting death.
It was a dreadful moment; the mother and
child were crying ; the Indians, with clasped arms, were culling upon the Great Spirit
iu a weird chant.
Suddenly we folt an unusually strong
rush of cold sir from one side, and, looking
up, I saw a strange aud welcome sight. A
long tougue of flame had run toward and
into our circular prison from tho main tire,
uud hud burned u lane from ttie outlying
burnt area iu to ub. Through this lane,formed by walls of tire, eumo rushing in a current of cold, clear air. This kept the smoke
blown away, and we saw plainly tho path
of escape thus providentially afforded us
when all hope seemed gone.
Knllroiul   Trnfflc In knr-.ii-. Paralysed���
Thou-mudi or faille llyliiK.
A Wbiohlta, Kau., despatch says: ���
Snow fell again laBt night, ami after a brief
intermission resumed operations about 11)
o'clock t --day. Railroad moil say that
tratlic in Kansas is badly demoralized.
Trains are all pulled by two locomotives,
and still many are so far behind time that
they have been almost lost sight of. Last
night, for the first timo for IU days, a train
got in over tho Wichita and Western, but
to-day the road is again blocked, and
Comanche and Clark counties are shut off
from tho world. Arrivals from Englewood
last night report terrible losses among stock
in than section, and on the ranges in Nu
Man's Land thousands of cattle, they say,
have died.
Scrofula in the Neck
The following Is from Mrs. J. W. Tlllbrook,
wlte of the Mayor ol MoKeesport, Peun.:
"My littio boy Willie,
now six years old, two
years uko liud u buncll
under one ear which tho
doctor said was Scrofula. As It continued to
grow he finally Inuoed it
and it discharged for
some time. We then begun giving him Hood's
Willie Tlllbrook. f-torsaparllla nud ho Unproved very rapidly until the sore healed up,
Lust winter it broke out again, followed by
Er*ri-ipelnii. We again gave hint Hood's Sar-
saparlllu with most excellent results and ho
has had uo further trouble.   Ills cure Is due to
Hood's Sarsaparilla
He has never been very robust, but now seems
healthy and dally arowing ���iiougrr."'
Getting Beady for Sleigh Hiding-
Featherfltone���,(I wish you would have
the right sleeve of this coat made two
inches longer than the other."
Tailor���" But it will look all out of proportion, ���ir."
Foutlierstone��� " It won't in a few weeks,
when it has worked up. I expect to do a
great deal of sleigh-riding this winter if
Probabilities isn't u liar."
A Winter's Tale���'* I want a sealskin
" How delicious Is tbo winning
Of a kiss, at love's beginning"���
sings the poet, and his sentiment is true
with ono possible exception. It either party
has the catarrh, even love's kins loses its
sweetness. Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy jb
a sure cure tor the repulsive and distressing
affliction, Hy its mild, soothing, antiseptic,
cleansing und hculing properties, it uuroj
the worst cases. $51)') reward effored for
an incurable case.
It is well enough that most mortals can
not see thouiBolvoB aa others ceo them.
The view which others have of them is
quite as far wrong as the picture they see
of themselves. Not in the same direction,
Dr. Harvey's Southern Red Tine for
coughs and colds is the most reliable and
perfect cough mediciue iu the market.   For
sale everywhere,
temtiorary illlinn. and stops tootliacho instant'
y Soldcy drugglBts,
Tho only means of knowing one's size is
to go out among one's fellows and use men
us measures.
A,P. din.
For Dyspepsia.
A. Bellauger, Propr., Stove Four-
dry, Montagny, Quebec, writes: "I
have used August Flower for Dyspepsia. It gave me great relief. I
recommend it to all Dyspeptics as a
very good remedy."
Ed. Bergeron, General Dealer,
Lauzon, Levis, Quebec, writes: "I
have used August Flower with the
best possible results for Dyspepsia."
C. A. Barrington, Engineer and
General Smith, Sydney, Australia,
writes: "August Flower has effected
a complete cure in my case. It act-
ied like a miracle."
Geo. Gates, Corinth, Miss..writes:
j " I consider your August Flower the
i best remedy in tile world for Dyspepsia. I was almost dead with
that disease, but used several bottles
I of August Flower, and now con-
J sider myself a well man. I sincerely
recommend this medicine to suffering humanity the world over." ��
G. G. GREEN, Sole Manufacturer,
*  Woodbury, New Jersey, V. S. A
Cares Cuiunmpti on. Coughs, Croup, Sore
XlironU Sold by all DrucKisti on a Guarantee.
For b Lane Side, Back Or Chest Shiloh's Porous
Pinter will give great tat is'act km.���15 Gents.
,   ,���.,���        REMEDY.
Jaw yon Catarrh? This Itemed** wilt relievo
nud Cure ynu. PrlcooOcts. This lnje-ctor for
Its suecostiful treatment, free, Iteinembcr,
Bhiloh's Itemedlos aro sold on a guarantee.
"How are you'/"
"Nicely. Thank Yon,"
[[Thank Who!"
"Why the inventor of
Which cored ms of CONSUMPTION." I
Give thanks for its discovery.   That it \\
docs not make you BicU when you
take it.
Give thanks. That il is three times as
efficacious as the old-fashioned
cod liver oil,
Give thanks. That it is sucli a wonderful flesh producer.
Give thanks. That it is thc best remedy
for Consumption, Scrofula,
"Bronchitis, Wasting 'diseases, Coughs and Colds,
Be sure yuu get the genuine in Salmon
color wrapper; sold by all Druggists, at
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Subscribed Capital  15.000,000
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Reaorvo Fund      1,550,00ft
Total Assets 1-3.000,000
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cured of dlsensos, my
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Practically, FROM ALL CONDITIONS   as tf*
Residence, Travel and Occupation.
The story has been bo much tossed about
lu the mouths of Indians and half-breeds
6nJ men of the Hudson's Bay Company
tint you are pretty sure to hear only au
apMryphal version of tbe thing ai you now
travel in the North. But pretty Pierre
wh- at Fort Luke when tbe battle occurred,
and before and after he sifted the business
thoroughly. For he had a philosophical
turn, and this may be said of him, that ho
never lied except to save another from danger. In this matter he was cool and
impartial from first to last, and, evil
as his reputation wus in many ways,
there were those who believed und
trusted him. Himself, as he travelled back
and forth through the North, had heard of
the Tall Master. Yet ho had never met
any one who had seen him; for the Master
had dwelt, it was said, chiefly amuni* the
strange tribes of tho Far-Off Metal Rivor,
whoso face-i were almost white, and who
held themselves aloof from the southern
raises. The tales lost nothing by being te-
told, even when the historians wore tho
men of the H.B.C.; i'icrro knew what accomplished liars may be found among that
company of adventurers trading iu Hud*
ion's Bay, and how their art had been none
too delicately engrafted by bis own people.
But he was, as became him, opeii to conviction, especially when, journeying to Fort
Luke, he heard what John llybar, tho chief
factor���-a man of uncommon quality���had
to say. Hybar had onoe lived with those
Indians of the Bright Stone, and has seen
many rare things among them. He knew
their legends ofthe White Valley mid the
Hills of the mighty Men, and how their
distinctive character had imposed it<
self on the whole Indian people of
the North, so that there was uon-s but
believed, even though vaguely, in a
pleasant land at the summit of the world:
and Pierre himself, with Shon McGaunand
Just Tratford, had once had a strangn ex
perience in the Kimash Hills. He did not
share the opinion of Lazenby, the company's
clerk at Fort Luke, who said, when tho
matter was talked of before biin, that it
was all hanky-panky���which was evidence
that he had lived iu Loudon town before his
anxious relatives, Bonding him forth under
the delueive flag of adventure and wild life,
imprisoned him in the Arctic regions with
the H.B.C.
Lazenby admired Pierre; s&id ho waB
good stuff, and voted him amusing with an
ingenious emphasis of heathen oaths ; but
advised him, as only an insolent young
scoundrel can, to forswear securing, by tho
leduotivo game of poker or euchre, larger
interest on his capital thau tho H.B.C. -
whose record, he insisted, should never be
rivalled by any single man in auy single life
timo. Theu he incident ally remarkod thut ho
would like to empty the company's cash-box
once���only once���thua reconciling the
preacher and the siuner, as many another
has done. Lazenby'b morale were not bad,
however. He was simply fond of making
them appear terrible ; even when in London
he was more idle than wicked. He gravely
suggested ut last that, as a culmination, he
ami Pierre should go out on the pad together,
This was a mere stroke of pleasantry oar hii
part, because the most he could loot iijf that
far North were furs and caches of buffalo
meat; and a man's capacity and use for
them were limited. Even Pierre's especial
faculty aud art seemed valueless so far
Polewards j but he had his boat through*
out the laud, and he kept it like a perfect
patrolman. Ho had not been at Fort Luke
for years and he would not be there again
for more years ; but it was certain that he
would goon reappearing till he vanished utter*
ly. At the end of the first week of this visit
at Fort Luke, ao completely had ho conquer*
ed the place, he had won from the chief factor
the year's purchases of skins, tho stores,
the fort itself; and every stitch of clothing
owned by Lazenby ; so that, if he had insist*
ed on thc redemption of the debts, the H,
B.C. and Lazonhy hnd been naked and
hungry in the wildernesB. But Pierre was
not a hard creditor. He nonchalantly said
that the fort would be useless to him ; and
handed it back agaiu with all therein, on a
hastily and humorously constructed ninety*
nine years' lease, while Lazenby was left in
pawn. Yet Lazenby's mind was not at
perfect ease ; ho had a wholesome respect
for Pierre's singularities, and dreaded being
suddenly called upon to pay his debt before
he could get new garments made���maybe,
in the presence of Wind Driver, chief ot the
Golden Dogs, and his demure and charming
daughter, Wine Face, who looked upon him
with the eye of affection���* matter fully, but
not ostentatiously appreciated by Lazenby.
If he could have entirely forgotten a pretty
girl in South Kensington, who, at her
parents' bidding, turned her shoulder on
him, he had married Wine Face ; and so he
told Pierre. But the half-breed had only a
sardonic sympathy for such matters.
Things changed when Shon McGann arrived. He should have come before accord'
inj* to a promise given Pierre; but there
were reasons for the delay, and these Shon
elaborated in his tine, picturesque style. He
��aid that he had losthisway after bo hud left
tho Wapiti Woods, and should never have
found it aguin had it not been for a strange
being who oame upon him aud took him to
the camp of the White Hand Indians, and
cared for him there, and set him safely on
his way again to Fort Luke,
"Sorra wan did I ever see like him," said
Shoo, " with a face that was divil this minute nnd saint the next; pale in theoheek,
and black in tho eye, and grizzled hair flow-
in' long nt liis neck and lyin" like snakes on
his shoulders ; and whin his fingers closed
on yours, la-dad ! they didn't seem human at
all, for they clamped you so cold and
"'For thoy clamped you so cold aud
strong,'" rejoined Pierre mockingly, yet
greatly interested, as one could see by the
upwurd range of his oyo towards Shon,
���' Well, what more?"
"Well, squeeze the acid from y'r voice,
Pierre, for there's things that bettor become
yon ; and listen to mo, for I've news for all
here at the fort, beforo I've done, which'll
open y'r eyes with a jerk.''
" With a wonderful jerk, hola ! Lot us
j-repare, messieurs, to bo waked with an
.Irish jerk I" ami Pierre pensively trifled
with the fringe on Stum's buckskin jacket,
which was whisked from his fingers with a
smothered oath. And for a few moment*)
he wan silent ��� but the eager looks of the
chief factor and Lazenby encouraged him to
coutiuuo. Besides, it was only Pierre's
way; provoking Shon was the piquant
sauce of his life.
" l-yin'euako I was," continued Shon,
"in the middle of the night- not bom'
able to sleep for a pain in a shoulder
I'd etraiiied, whin I heard a thing that
drew me up stand in'. It was the
sound of a child laughin', bo wonderful
and bright, and at tho very door of me tent
it seemed. Then it faded away tilt it was
only a breath, lovely aud idle uud Bwingin'.
I wint to the door and looked out. There
was uothin' there, av coorse."
*- And why av coorse' ?" rejoined Pierre.
The chief factor was intent, on what Shon
was saying, wtiile Lowboy drummed his
fingers on tho table, his nose in tho air.
" Divils mo darlin', but ye know as well
as I, that there's things in the world neither for havin' nor haudlin'. And that's wan
of thim, Bays I to mesolf, I wint back aud
lay down, and I heard tho voice siugin' now
and uomin' nearer and nearer, and growin'
louder and louder, and then thore came witli
it a patttcr -of feet, till it was as a thoURaml
children were dancin' by mo door, I was
shy enough, I'll own ; but I pulled asido tho
curtain of th* tent to sec again���and
there was noihin' boy-ami for , the eye.
tint the singtn' was goin' past and
recedin' as beforo til! it died away
along the waves of prairie grass. I wint
hack and sive Grey Nose, my Injin bedfellow, a lift wid me tut. 'Como out o'
that,' says I,' and toll me if dead or alive I
am.' Ho got up, and there wus the noise
soft and grand again, but with it now the j
voicoB of men, the flip of birds' wings ; and
the sighiQ' of tree-tops; and behind all that,
the long wash of a sea like none I ever
heard. ' Well,' says I to the Injin grinnln*
before me, 'whata that iu the name of
Moses V ' That' Bays he, laughin' slow in me
face,' is the Tali Master���-him that brought
you to the camp.' Thia I remembered
all the things that's been said ef him ; and
I knew it was music I'd been hearin', and
not children's voises nor anythin' else at all.
Come with me,1 says Grey Nose; aud
he took me to the door cf abig tent standin'
alone from the rest, ' Wait a minute,' says
he, and he put his hand on the tent
curtain; and at that there was a crash, as a
million gold hammers were fallin' on silver
drums, and we both stood still; for it
seemed an army, with swords wranglia'
and bridal-chains rattlin', was marcnin'
down on us. Then was the divil* own up
roir, as a battle was coiniu' on ; and a long
line of spears dashed. But just then thero
whistled through the larrup of sound a clear
voice callin', gentle and coaxin', yet com*
tnandiu' too; and the spears dropped, and
tho pounding of horse-hoofs ceased, and
theu the army marched away ; far away ;
iver so far away, into "
"Iuto Heaven 1" flippantly interjected
''Iuto Heaven, say I, and be choked to
you ! for there's uo other place for it ; and
I'll stand by that till 1 ��o there myself, aud
know the truth o' the thing."
Pierre here spoke. " Heaven gave you a
marvellous trick with words, Shon. I sometimes think that Irishmen havo gifts for
two thing���words uud women. Wen, what
Shoa was determined not to be irritated. The occasion was too big.
" Well, Grey Nose lifted the curtain
and wint in. In a minute he comes
out. ��� You can ro in,' says he. So In
I wint, the Injin not comin', and thero iu
tho middle ofthe tint stood the Tall Master,
alone, He had his fiddle to his chin, nnd
the bow hoveriu' above it. He looked at me
for a long time along the thing; then all at
once, from one string I heard the child
laughin' that pleasant and distant, though
the bow seemed not to be touehin', Soon it
thinned till it was the shadow of a laugh,
and I didn't know wheu it stopped, he
smilin1 down at the fiddle bewhilce. Thou
he said, wituout lookin' at me, 'It is tno
Song of the White Valley aud the Kimasli
Hills, the Hills of the mighty men ; of
which all men shall know, Tor the North
will come to her spring once moro at the remaking of the world. They thought that it
would .never be found again ; but I have
given it a home here. And he bent and
kissed tho strings. After, he turn'd sharply
as if he'd been spoken to, and looked at
some one beside him, some one that I could*
n't sec. A oloud dropped upon his face ; ho
caught the fiddle hungrily to bis breast; and
came Hmpin' over to me���for thero was
Bomcthin' wrong with hisfut���and lookin'
down his hook-nose at*me, says ho, ' I've a
word for them at Fort Luke, where you're
goin', and you'd better ho goin' at once ;
aud I'll put you on your way. There's to
be a great battle. The White Hands have
an anoieut feud with the Golden Dogs, and
they have some from whore the soft Chinook
wind ranges the Peace River, to fight until
no man of all thc Golden Dogs be left, or
till they themseh es be destroyed. It is th
same north aud south,' he wint on ; 'I havo
Boon it all in Italy, in Greece, in ' but
here he stopped and smiled strangely.
After a moment, he wint on : 'Tho White
Hands have no quarrel with the Englishmen
of the fort, and I would warn them���for
Englishmen were once kind to me���and
warn also the Golden Dogs. So come with
me at once,' Bays he. And I did. And be
walked with me till moruiu', oarryin'
the fiddle under his arm, but wrapped
in a beautiful velvet cloth, havin' on it
graud figures like the arms of a king or
queen. Aud juat at the first whisk of sun
ho turned me into a trail and give me goodbye, sayin' that maybe ho'd follow me soon,
and, at any rate, he'd be there at the battle. Well, divils betide me 1 I got off the
track again, aud lost a day; but here I am ���
and there's me story, to take or lave as you
Shou paused and began to fumble with
the cards on the table before him, looking
the while on the others,
The factor was the first to speak. "I
don't doubt but he told you truo about the
White Hands and the Golden Dogs," he
said ; "for there's becu war and bad blood
between them for generations beyond the
memory ot man���at least, since the time that
the Mighty Men lived, frum which these
date their history. But there's nothing to
be done to-night; for if we tell old Wind
Driver there'll be no Bleeping at the fort.
So we'll-let the thing stand,"
" You believe all this poppy-cock, chief t"
said Lazenby to tho factor, nut laughing in
Shan's face the while.
Thc factor gravely replied: " I knew of
the Tall Master years ago on the Far-Off
Metal River ; and, though I never saw him.
I can believe these things���and more. You
do not "know this world through and
through, Lazenby; you have much to
Pierre said nothing. He took the cards
from Shon and passed them to and fro in his
hand. Mechanically he dealt them out, and
as mechanically tbey took them up in silence
and began to play.
The next day there was commotion and
excitement at Fort Luke. The Golden
Dogs were making preparations for the
battle, Pow-wow followed pow-wow, and
paint and feathers followed all. The H.B.
C. people had little to do hut to look to
their guns and house everything within tho
walls of the fort.
At night Shon, Pierre, and Lazenby wero
flitting about the table in the common-room,
tho cards lying dealt before them, wailing
for tho factor to come. Presently the door
opened, end the factor entered followed, by
another. Shon and Pierre sprang to their
"The Tall Master," said Shon, with a
kind of awe; and then stood still.
Their tower inj- visitor slowly unloosed
something beneath his arm, and laid it on
tho tabic, dropping his compass-liko lingers
on it. He bowed gravely to each ; but the
how seemed grotesque, his body was bo ungainly. With tho eyes of all drawn to
him, he spoke in a low, sonorouo tone : "I
have followed the traveller fast"���his hand
lifted gently towards Shon���"for there are
weighty concerns abroad, aud I have things
to say and do before I go again to my
people ���und beyond. I have hungered for
tho face of a white man those many years,
and his was the tiust I saw"���again he
tossed a long fiagel1* towards tlio Irishman���
"aud it brought back many things. I
Ho pau-ed, sat down ; they all did
the same. He looked at them one by
oue with distant kiudncas. "I temom<
bor," he continued, and his strangely
articulated fingers folded about the
thing on   the   table besido  him, "wheu"
here the cards caught his eye. His
face underwent a change, An euger, fantastic look shot from his eye���" when I
gambled this way at Lucca"���his hand
ilrew the bundle closer to him���" but when
I won it back again���at a price I" he gloomily added, glancing sideways as to some one
at his elbow.
He remained, his eyes very intent for a
moment; then ho recollected himself and
continued: "I became wiBor j I never
risked it again ; but I loved the game al-
ys, I was a gamester from the start���the
artist ia always so when he is greatest���like
nature herself. And once- years after, I
played with a mother lor her child���and
mine.   And yot once again at Parma with "
hero he paused, throwing that sharp,
side-long glance���" with the grcatost gamester, for tho infinite secret of art; and I
won it; but I paid the price. I should like
to play now.
Ho reached his haud drew up livo cards,
and ran his eye through them, "Play,"
ho Bftld. " The hand is good���very good.
Onco whon I played with the princess���but
it is no matter; aud Tuscany is fur away 1
���Play I" he repeated,
Pierre instantly picked up thc cards, with
an ail- of cool satisfaction. He hud either
found the perfect gamester or tho perfect
liar.   He know the remedy for cither.
The factor .did not move. Shoa and Lazenby followed Pierre's action. By their positions Lazenby became his partner. They
played ia silence for a minute, tho Tall Mas.
ter taking all. " Napoleon was an excellont
rdayer hut be lost with me," he said slow-
y, as he played a card upon three others
and task then.
Lazeiby was so taken aback by this remark that, presently, he trumped hi**
partner's ace, and was rewarded by a
talon-like look from the Tall Master's eye j
but It was immediately followed by one o f
saturnine amusement.
They played on silently.
"Ah, you are a wonderful player I" he
presently said to Pierre, with a look of keen
scrutiny. "Come, I will play with you���
for values���tho first time in seventy-five
years; then, no more I"
Lazenby and Shon drew away beside the
factor. The two played. Meanwhile
Lazenby said to Shon : " The man's mad.
He talks about Napoleon as if he'd known
him���as if it wasn't three-fourths of a
century ago. Does he think we're all'born
idiots 1 Why, he's not over sixty years old
now. But whero the deuoe did he como
from with that Italian fact* ? And the funniest part of it is, he reminds me of some
one. Did you notice how ha limped���the
awkward beggar !"
Lazenby had unconsciously lilted his
voice, and presently the Tall Master turned
and said to him : " I ran a nail into my
foot at Loyden seventy-odd years ago."
" He's the devil himself," rejoined
Lazenby, and he did not lower his voice.
"Many with angelic gifts are children of
his Dark Majesty," said the Tall Master
slowly ; and though he appeared closely occupied with the game, a look of vague sadness came into hu face,
For a half-hour they played in silence���
the slight, delicate-featured half-breed, and
the mysterious man who had for so long been
a thing of wonder in the North, a weird influence among the Indians.
Thero was a strange, cold fierceness in
the Tall Master's face. He now staked his
precious bundle against the one thing Pierre
prized���the gold watch received years ago
for a deed of heroism on the Chaudiere. The
half-breed had always apokeu of it as amusing ; but Shon at least knew that A Pierre
it was worth his right hand.
Both men drew breath slowly, and their
eyes were hard. The stillness became painful ; all were possessed by the grim spirit of
Chance. The Tall Master won. Ho came
to his feet, his shambling body drawn together to a height. Pierre also rose. Their
looks clinched, Pierre strotched out his
hand, " You are my master at this," he
The other smiled Badly. " I have played for the last time. 1 have not
forgotten how to win. If I had lost,
uncommon thingB had happened. This "
���he laid his hand ou the bundle and
gentle undid it���"is my oldest friend, since
thc warm days at Parma���all dead���all
dead," Out of the velvet wrapping, broid-
ered with royal and ducal arms, and rounded by a wreath of violets���which the chief
factor looked at closely���he drowhis violin.
He lifted it reverently to his lips.
" My good Garnerlus 1" he said. "Three
masters played you; but I am chief of them
all. They had the classic soul; but I the
romantic heart���Its gmndes caprices," Hia
head lifted higher. " I am the master artist
of the world. I have found the core of
Nature. Hero in the North is tho wonder-:
ful soul of things. Bcyoud this, far beyond
whero the foolish think is only inviolate ice
is the first song of the ages, and a very
pleasant land. I am the lost Master, aud
I shall return, I shall return���but not yet-
not yet."
He fetched the instrument to his chin
with a noble pride. The ugliness of his face
was almost beautiful now.
The factor looked on him with bewilderment ; the factor was trying to remember
something; his mind went feeling, he knew
not why, for a certain day, a quarter of a
century before, when he unpacked a box of
books and papers from England. Moat of
them were still in the fort. The association of this man with these thingB fretted
The Tall Master swung his bow upwards;
but at that instant there camo a knock, and,
in response to a call, Wind Driver and
Wine Face entered. Wine Face was certainly a beautiful girl; and Lazenby might
well have been pardoned for throwing in
his fate with such a heathen, it he despaired
of ever seeing England again, The Tall
Muster did not turn towards these. The
Indians sat gracefully on a bearskin before
the fire. The eyes of the girl were cast
shyly upon the man as he stood there unlike an ordinary being���in his face a
fine hardness and tho cold light of
the North. He suddenly tipped his how
upwards and brought it down with
a most delicate crash upon the strings.
Then softly, slowly, he passed into
a weird fantasy. The Indians sat breath*
less. Upon them it acted more impressively
than upon the others; besides the player's
eye was searching themnow ; he was playing
into their very bodies. Aud they responded with some swift shocks of recognition
crossing their faces. Suddenly the old
Indian sprang up. He thrust his arms
out, and made, as if unconsciously, some
fantastic yet solemn motions. The player
smiled in a tar-off fashion, and presently
ran tho bow upon the airings in an exquisite
cry; and then a beautiful avalanche of
sound slid from a distance, growing nearer
and nearer, till it swept through the room,
and embedded all in its sweetness.
At this the old Indian threw himself forward at tho player's feet. "It is tbe sing
of the Whito Weaver, the maker of the
world���the music from the Hills of tho
Mighty Men. I knew it���I knew it���but
never like that. It was lost to the world ;
tho wild cry of the lofty stars." His face
was wet.
The girl, too, had risen. She came forward as if in a dream, and reverently touched the arm of the player, who paused now,
and was looking at them from under his
long eyelashes. She spoke whimperingly :
"Aro you a spirit? Do you come from the
Hills of tho Mighty Men*"
He answered gravely : " 1 am no spirit.
But I have journeyed in tho Hills of tho
Mighty Men and along their ancient hunting-grounds, Thia that I have played la the
ancient music of the world���of Jubal und
his comradeB. It comes humming from the
Poles ; it rides laughiiigjdowii the planets ;
it tremblea through the snow ; it gives joy
to the bones of the wind. And 1 am tho
voico of It," ho added ; aud he drew up his
looso, unmanageable body till it looked
enormous, linn, aud dominant.
The girl's fingers ran softly over to his
breast. "I will follow you," sho said,
"when you go again to the Happy Valleys."
Down from his brow thero camo a faint
huo of color, and. for a breath, his oyes
closod tenderly with hers. But lie straightway gathered back his look again ; his body
shrank, not rudely, from her fingers ; and
ho absently said ; "I am old���in years the
father of the world. It is a man's lifo gone
since, at Genoa, she laid her fingers on my
breast like that. These thugs can be no
more���until the North hath its summor
again ; and I stand young���tho Master���
upon lite high summits of renown."
Tho girl drew slowly back. Lazenby
was muttering under his breath now ; he
was overwhelmed by this change "in Wino
Fucc. He had heen impressed to awo by
tho Tall Master's music ; but ho wm piqued,
and determined not to givo In easily. Ha
Bald t-neci iiu'ly that Muskelyne and Caoko
in music had come to lifo, and suggested a
Tho Tall Master heard tneae thingu, and
immediately he turned to Lazenby with
an angry look on hia face. His brows
hung heavily over tho dull lire of
his oyes; his hair itself seemed
like Medusa's, just quivering into savnge
life ; tho lingers spread out while and claw-
like upon the strings as ho curved hia violin
to his chin, whereof it became, as it were,
a piece, The bow shot nut and down upou
thn instrument with a painful clangor.
'i hu." oddied into n vast arena of sound tlio
prodigious elements of war, Torture roso
from those four immeasurable cords; a
dreadful danco of death supervened.
Through tho chief factor's mind thero
flashed���though mechanically, anil only to
bo remembered aftonvurds���the words of u
Boheolday poem.   It shuttled in and out of
the music :���
Wheel tha wild dance,
Wliiltt lightnings glance,
And thunders rattle loud;
And call tbe brave to bloody grave,
To sleep without a shroud.
The face of the player grew old and
drawn. The skin waa wrinkled, but shone;
the hair spread white, the nose almost mot
the chin, the mouth was all malice. It was
old age with vast power; conqueBt volleyed
from the fingers.
Shon McGann whispered aves, aching
with the noise; the factor shuddered
to his feet ; Ls-zonby winced and drew back
to the wall, putting his hand before his face
as though the sounds were striking him ;
tht old Indian covered his head with his
blanket upon the floor. Wiue Face knelt,
her face all grey, her fingers lacing and interlacing with pain. Only Pierre sat with
masterful stillness, his eyes never moving
from the face of the player ; his arms folded j his feet firmly wedded to the floor. The
aouud became strangely distressing. It
shocked the flesh and angered the nerves.
Upon Lazenby it acted singularly. He cowered from It * bat soon, with a look of mad*
ness in his eyes, he rushed forward, arms
out-Btrotohea. as if te seize the intolerable
minstrel. There was a sudden pause in the
playing- then the room shook with noiae,
buffeting Lazenby into stillness. But tho
sounds changed instantly again, and music
of great sweetness and delight foil about
them as in silver drops���aa enchanting lyric
of love. Its inexpressible tenderness subdued Lazenby, who but now had had a heart
for slaughter. He dropped on liis knees,
threw his head into his arms, and sobbed.
The Tall Master's fingers crept caressingly
along one of those heavenly veins of sound,
his bow poising softly over it.
The farthest star seemed singing.
At dawn the next day the Golden Hogs
were gathered for war beforo tho fort. Immediately after tho aun rose, the foe were
seen gliding darkly out of tho horizon.
From another direction came two travellers.
These also saw the White Hands bearing
upon the fort, and hurried forward. They
reached tho gates of tho fort in good time,
and were welcomed. Ono wub a chief
trader from a fort in the west. He was an
old man, and had been many years in the
serviceoftlie H.B.C.; and,like Lazenby,had
Spent his early days in London, a comtois*
icur in all its pleasures. The other waa a
voyagcur. They had posted on quickly to
bring news of this crusade of the White
Tho hostile Indians came steadily
to within a few hundred yards of the
Golden Dogs. Then they sent a bravo to
suy that they had no quarrel with the pco-
��le of the fort; and that if the Golden
>ogs came on they would battle with them
alone, since the time had come for "oue
to be as both," as their medicine men had
boon declaring from the days of the Great
Race. And this signified that one should
destroy the other.
At this all the Golden Dogs ranged into
line. The sun shone brightly, the long
hedge of pine woods in the diatauco caught
the color of the sky, the flowers of the
plains showed handsomely as a carpet of
war. The bodies of the fighters glistened.
You could see the rise aud fall of their bare,
strenuous chests. They stood as their forefathers in battle, almost naked, with crested heads, gleaming axe, scalp-knife, and
bows and arrows. Al first there was the
threatening rustic of preparation; then a
great stillness came and stayed for a
moment; after which, all at once, there
sped through the air a big shout of battle,
and the innumerable twang of (lying arrows ; and the opposing hosts ran upon each
Pierre and Shon McGann, watching from
the tort, cried out with excitement.
" Divils me darlin' 1" called Shon, " are
we gluin' our eyes to a chink in the wall,
whin the tangle of battle goes on beyaud T
Bedad, I'll not stand it 1 Look at them
twistiu' tho neck o' war 1 Opeu tho gates,
open the gates ! say I, and let us have play
with our guns 1"
" Hush I MonDieul" interrupted Pierre.
11 Look ! The Tall Master I"
None at the fort had seen the Tall Master
since the night before. Now he was covering the space between the walls and the hat-
tie, liis hair streaming behind him.
When he came near to the vortex of fight
he raised hla violin to his chin, and instantly
a most sweet call penetrated the uproar.
The call filled it, drained through it, wrapped it, overcame it; so that it sank away at
fust like the outwash of an exhausted tide.
The weft of battle stayed unfinished in the
Then from the Indian lodges came the
women and children. They drew near to
the unearthly luxury of that call, now lilting with an unbounded joy. Battle-axes
fell to tho ground; the warriors quieted
even where they stood locked with their
foes. The Tall Master now drew away
from them, facing the north and west. That
ineffable cull drew them after him with
grave joy; and tbey brought their dead and
wounded along. The women and children
glided in among the men and followed.
Presently one girl ran away from the rest
and came close into the great leader's footsteps.
At that instant, Lazenby, from tie wall
of the fort, cried out madly, sprang down,
opened the gates, and rushed towards the
girl, crying, " Wine face 1 Wine Face 1"
She did not took behind. But he came
close to her and caught her by the waist.
"Come back I Come bock! 0 my love,come
back r he urged; but she pushed him gently from her.
������ Hush!   Huah 1" she said.   " We are
foing to tho Happy Valleys.   Don't you
ear him calling?"
And Lazenby foil back.
The Tall Master was now playing a wonderful thing, half dance, half carnival, hut
with that call still beating through it. They
were passing tho fort at an angle. All
within issued forth to see. Suddenly the
old trader who had come that morning
started forward with a cry ; then stood still.
Ho caught the factor's arm ; but he seemed
mm bio to speak yot; his eyes wero hard
upon the player.
The procession pits-icd tho empty lodges,
leaving the ground strewn with their weapons, and not one of their number stayed behind. They passed away towards the high
hills of tho north-west���beautiful aiiBtorc
Still the trader gazed, and wm pate, and
trembled. They watched long. Tho throng
of pilgrims crew a vague mass, no longer an
army of individuals; und tho music came
floating back with distant charm. At last
the old man found voice. "My God 1 it
is "
The factor touched his arm, interrupting
him, and drew a picture from his pocket-
one but just now taken from that musty
Site of books received so many years before.
[e showed it to the old man.
" Yes, yes," said the other; " that is ho.
And the world buried him forty years
ago 1"
Piorre, standing near, added wilh soft
irony : " There are strange things in the
world. He is a superb gamester���a grand
comrade 1"
Tho music camo waving back upon them
delicately; but tho pilgrims wero fading
from view.
Soon the watchers were alone with the
glowing day.
Gilbert Pabkir.
"Jagaon bays the manwhocaa'ttakeu joko
always seems to be the editor of tho paper
he Bends liis too.��� [Elmira Gazette.
Praying by machinery is done in parts of
Thibet, China, aud Japan, A wheel six or
eight feet in diameter is covered with rolls
of parchment, which is filled with written
firayers. Tho wheel ia placed inatoinple, tho
aiUiful each give it a few whirls, and the
prayer is supposed to bo repeated us many
times as it Is contained on the parchment.
Sometimes tho wheel is orectod over a running stream. This keeps the wheel almost
constantly In motion, and the faithful merely gazo at il, how their heads and thus
acknowledge the prayers as theirs.
Where God's Hand is Seen.
Do I liko the city! Stranger, 'turn's likely that
1 would 1
'TWt likol> that a ranger from  tho border
over could
Qit accustomed to  tho  flurry  an' the loud,
linear1 lily noise���
Everybody In a hurry, men an' wimmtn, gnl-i
uu' buys.
All a-rushiu' like ihe Nation 'mid the rumble
an' the jar,
.).*.' us if their souls' salvation huug upon their
git tiu lliur'.
Like it t No. I love to wander
'Mid tho vale** anil mountains green,
In tho border land out yonder,
Whero the bando'Uod is seen.
Nothiu' 'yar but brickH aud mortar, towcrln
overhead so high.
That you never see a quarter o' the overhang-^
in' sky.
Not a tree or grnssy niedder. not u ruunln'
brook In sight;
Nothiu' but tho buildin't*   shacldor,   mnkin'
gloom o' heaven's light.
E'en tho birds are all imported  from away
across tho sea-
Faces molting all distorted with tho hand o'
Like It 1 No. I love to wander
'Mid vales und moiintuiu-' green,
In the border land out yonder,
Wluir' tho hand o' Uod Is seen.
Roarin' railroad trains ubove you, -streets hy
workmen ull defaced,
Everybody tryln' to shovo you iu the gutter In
their haste)
Car's nn' carta and waaoni rumblin' through
thc streets with doafain' roar.
Drivers yellin', awoartn', grumulln', Jos' like
iinps from snoors shore;
Factories j'iniu' lu tho chorus, holpln' of the
din to swell;
Auctioneers intones sonorous ljiu' 'bout the
goods the}* sell.
Liko itl No. I love to wander
'Mid vales and mountains green,
In the border hind out yonder,
\\ har' the baud o' Ood is soon.
Yes, I lave the western border; plno troos
Wiivin' in the air,
Rocks piled up In rough disorder; birds using
In'overy whore j
Deera-playin'in their gladness; elk ii-feealn
in tho glen;
Not a irncoo'-miu or sadness cam pin' on tho
trail o' men.
Brooks o' crystal clonrneps flowln' o'er the
rocks an* lovely flowers
In their tinted beauty growin' in the mountain
dells und bowers.
Fairer ptetut' tho Creator
Nover throw on earthly screen
Than this lovely home o nutur'
Whar' tbo hand o' Uod Is Been.
A Proposed Dairy Test-
The dairy test at the World's fair in
Chicago will undoubtedly bo thc greatest
tost of dairy cattle ever held in this or any
other country. It was intended to show the
relative merits of all tho leading dairy
breeds. But the Holstein-Friesian association, the Devon and the Ayrshire associations have voted not to exhibit.
Tho great central idea is the obtaining
information as to the products yielded by
cows of different breeds in comparison with
the cost of the food consumed, and to obtain
this information from so large a number of
cows that the results may be taken to fairly
represent the best thut the breeds cau do and
also to have these records inude in bo public
a manner, and the testa conducted so carefully by impartial and expert scientists that
no question could possibly arise as to the
fairness end correctness of the results.
The representatives of the three brcedi
abovo mentioned have been unable to enter
the contest on account of inability to raise
the large amount of money necessary to
transport the oows to Chicago and take euro
of them while there. The result nought is
information as to cost of production of a
pound of milk, butter or cheese and the three
points to be guarded aro that cows bo offi-
cially selected, that the expenses be not too
heavy and that tho records bo bo made that
their accuracy cannot ho called into question.
The first of these is easily done, the second can be obtained by having the ouwa
tested at tbe home of the owner, and the
third by having the records all made under
tho immediate supervision of Bomo independent and impartial set of judges.
The managers of the World's Fair have
finally called in the experiment stations to
serve through their representatives as the
judges at Chicago, and probably no better
judges could bo obtained to take charge of
a test of dairy aows at their homes. Thia
home test could not of course bounder the
official charge ot the World's Fair, but by
conforming closely to th*- methods used at
Chicago the results would be fairly comparable with the Chicago results. Such a teat
would Indeed have one advantage over the
Chicago test since it would allow the cows
to he tested iu their natural eorroundings,
ou the food to which they were accustomed,
under the watchful care of those who knew
their individual characteristics.
It would seem as though tho test might
be made on somewhat the following lines.
Let the cows be selected from all over the
Union by tho same persons, in the same
numbers and in the same way that the
selecting would have been done bad tho
cows been sent to Chicago, Let these cows
remain on the farms of their owners, and ho
ted and cared for by the owners,���the
owner to use his own judgment us to the
kind and quantity of food to bo usod, aud
to put the cow through any preparatory
course of feeding he desires. Let the test
be for thirty days and bo at tho mum; dato
ns the thirty day test in Chicago, i.o,, the
mouth of September.
Let the stations, through their regular
executive committee or through a special
committee, detail a man to watch each cow,
and record all food eaten, both ub to kind
and quantity. Let the owner milk the cow
aa often as he pleases, and tha station representatives weigh the milk aud take a
small sample for chemical analysis, from
which t.iu cheese value of tbo milk could
be calculated with great accuracy. Let
the rest of tho milk be handled by the
owner und made into butter in any way
he pleases, und the butter when finished
ho weighted nnd sampled by llie representative of tho station for chemical analysis
and tho weight calculated to eighty percent butter tat, due allowanco being made
for thu amount ot wholo milk taken for the
sample. Tho station representative should
also mako weights uud take samples of ull
skim-milks and buttermilks. Analysis
could bo made at tho farm und duplicate
samplca sent to tho station as n further
cheek, or all analyses could bo made ut the
stations. Ily using the same scale of prices
as thoso used ut Chicago tho livo Bets of
tests could be readily compared.
The advantages of this test would ho thc
cows would not be exposed to tisk of ship
ment, they would be fed by their rcgula-
attendants who know ihc iudividuul capacity of each cow, und, lastly, the expense
would bo reduced to so small u sum that
there Bhould be no trouble in adjusting
thia part of tlio mutter equitably between
the associations und the stations.
Attho meeting of tho Massachusetts board
of agriculture Secretary T. S. Gold of the
Connecticut board related some interesting
experiences which he ha* had with breeding
cattle during the lust BO years. During this
time thc demands of iho market have changed und Mr. Gold has changed his animals to
correspond. In the earlier days of his
breeding, beef was a profitable article for n
farmer to raise. Thou there was an increased demand for steers which in tufti died
uway and milk for tho New York market
was the mott advantageous source of farm
income. The ehatiging conditions, how-
over, have made the production of cream for
tho creamery the most desirable source of
dairy iiicomo to-day.
To meet thoso varying uciimnds Secretary Gold bus made fow changes in his cows
but has from lime to lime changed tlm
breed of his bull. He begun with a .Shorthorn and produced cows that woro half
blooded, then thiec-qimrter-*, then seven-
eights, etc. Next ho changed to a Deyon
bull which be kept tilt ho nnd a herd of
cows all alike, olio befog hardly distiu
iruishablo from another. This animal was in
turn replaced by un Ayrshire bull wll-k-h
was kept till his cows were all mottled and
spotted with kuleidescope effects, Next
came a Holstein bull end now he is usiug a
Jersoy. As a result of all this experience
it is his impression that half blood are
better animals than higher grades, and that
his dairy haa always dono the bat for the
first year or two after changing the mule
head of the herd.
In connection with this discussion Mr.
Richards of Mar.-ditiuld said that the de-
undents of the famous cow Jersey Belle of
Suituate have not equalled or approached
her wonderful production and thai her
blood seems to be more or less runuing out.
Farm Yard Manure-
Manure exerts a physical action upon the
soil as well as a chemical agency. It gives
stability to light a uidy soils, making them
more absorbent of moisture ; renders tenacious clay soils more open and pliable in
their nature, thereby admitting the freer
passage of the rain and Atmospheric air ; as
well as promotes the decomposition of those
soils, thereby rendering them more fertile.
For dung to act mechanically in reudering a
soil more open, and in overcoming its tenacious character, the farmer must let the
manure retain much of the rigidity of the
straw, or iu other words, it must not bo too
In using it for very porous soils, which
need to be compressed rather than rendered
open, the natural toughness of thu straw
should be entirely overcome, and tho dung
used in a rotten state. Thero aro many
other duties discharged by dung which may
bo grouped together under tho term of chemical nation. Whilo it devolves upon tho
mechanical agency to render tho soil adapted for being traversed by tho roots of the
growing crop, the chemical powers supply
that nourishment which is needed for the
dai-elopmeul of the crop. It in, therefore,
in their combined actiou that the most desirable results become manifest. It is, how
ever worthy of inquiring whether or not the
use of fresh dung lor still* land and rotten
dung for porous laud is supported and confirmed by thc chemical character of dung.
When fresh duug is used upon still laud
the decay which takes placo acts upon thc
lund, and rendera the dormant ingredients
of the soil active, and thereby converts
matters which could uot nourish u plant
iuto valuable food ior vegetation. It atao
imparts to the soil a beneficial warmth
which is favorable to germiuatioa and vegetable growth. In addition to this the absorbent power of the soil seizes and retains
the products of this fermentation of the
dung, and secures them until required by
the growing plant.
In tho case of a sandy soil the circumstances as well as the powers of the soil, arc
totally different, Tho porous character of
the soil ia decidedly unfavorable to its
powors of retaining manure, and consequently we cannot look upon such soils as safe
guardiunsof manure, and for this reason the
manure should be added so as to be immediately available tor the crop.
The manure, consequently, is more suit-1
able, when well rotten, upon chemical
grounds as well as upon n consideration of
its mechanical character. The same principle is applicable to all the intermediate
descriptions of soil, modified by the same
sect Tra ps-
Superintendent Forbush of the gypsy
moth commission says that a bund of burlap
tied about thc trees has proved an ellicicnt
trap for the gypsy moth, and that as many
other species of insects injurious to trees,
were also found in these traps, he urges
farmers to apply them generally. Among
tho insoctB caught were many borers, und
thc application of this simple trap will be
further efficacious in preventing the spread
of the borers. The trap consists simply of
a piece of burlap a fow inches wide tied
about tho tree, the bark having beau first
scraped so as to furnish a smooth place to
tie it on the tree. Tho upper part of tho
burlap is then loosely turned over the string
and all those insects which crawl up the
trunks of troos to soarot themselves in tho
looso bark or other hiding places, will be
found in the burlap if it is put on at tho
right time. It must be applied at the season when insects aro ascending. The trap
should bo looked aftor every fow days.
Source of Pat iu Milk.
Dr. Collier of the Geneva experiment
station has made records of 14 cows during
their first entire period of lactation. The
results show that thero was produced
4,053.7 pounds of fat in the milk from these
fourteen cows, and that thore was present
in the food consumed by them during their
entire period of lactation, of pure fat, 4,104,0
fiounds. It will thus be seen that was a
ittlc more thau one and ono quarter per cent
of pure fat in the food consumed over and
above the quantity found present iu the
During the first quarter of lactation the
average quantity of pure fat in the food consumed waa but 79.4 percent of that in the
milk produced by these animals, whilo during the last quarter of lactation the pure fat
in the food was l''J.(J percont in excesa of
that present in tho milk yielded.
Ooru Ensilage-
We recommend corn eiiBilage, in particular, wherever corn can be matured for the
reason that ne do not know of any crop that
will furnish as much feed for tho samo expense, Any good, sweet ensilage has a
tendency to increase the quantity of milk
because cows will eat more and digest better. Furthermore, we recommend ensilage becauso it ia the ohoapeat and surest
way of securitig and storing toddor. It must
be remembered, however, that corn ensilage
is not a complete ration. It should have
bran, or liiiBced meal, or cottonseed meal
mixed with it.
Several women in Holland earn a livelihood a3 practicing chemists.
One-seventh of the land surface of the
globe is controlled by Russia,
Railroad omplojocs, to the number of 24,-
74,'i, have then homes in Kausos.
Sixteen beautiful young women have
formed u brass hand iu Heuo, Nevada.
Fully 'J5 per cent, of all the chumpagun
that is made is lost by the bursting o'
To escape a whipping, an eleven year old
lad, in Watertowu, N. V., committed
A young seal, when in distress, ot abom-
to he attacked, utters u sound very much
like that of a child.
Butler with a flavor of wine is produced
by a farmer in Chautauqua, N. Y. Hr
feeds his cows on grapes.
Hard coal loses eight per cent, in bulk,
per annum, when exposed to tho weather.
Soft coal loses twelve per cent.
White nwls infest the basement of the
State House in Springfield, 111., and
threaten to devour the public records.
.Stockings first cair-u iuto use in the
eleventh century. Ilcfore that, clotit
bandages were wound around the feet.
A pumpkin nine feet in circumference,
and woighing'Jll pounds, was raised this
season by a farmer in Sardia, Georgia,
Great poverty exists in Chili. One reason assigned, is tho great number of poets
in that country���people who would rather
write poor verses than saw wood.
Something huge, in the earthworm line,
is quite common in Cape Colony. It is between six and seven feet long, and resembles tho ordinary englcworm.
Fifty jura of preserved fruit fell from a
ahelf in the cellar of a house ut Vardley,
Pa., and wero destroyed. Fifty kind
neighbors made good tho loss by each presenting to the woman a jar of fruit.
A hugo sun-dial, made entirely of plants
and flowers, adorns the South Park,
Chicago. The standard which casts the
shadow is also decked with flowers, uid is
mado to resemble a gigantic ear of oorn.
All German soldiers must learn to swim
Some of them are ao expert that, with their
clothing on their heads, and carrying gunt-
uud ammunition, they can swim streams
several luiudred yards in width.
An iutoxicating beverage, mado of corn
and decayed halt, is largely patronized by
tho South Sea Islanders, For about five
cents u man can buy enough of it to keep
him comfortably drunk for three days.
Georgo Gates, of Fayette County, Pa,,
while hunting, imitated the cry of a wild
turkoy so perfectly that James Dills thought
it came from a real fowl. He fired into the
bushes whence the sound had come, and instantly killed Gates.
To guard ngainst poisoning, a wise law
has just been passed in Germany. All drugs
intended for internal use must be put in
round bottles, and those whioh are only used
externally must be plaoed in hexagonal hot-
A watch in the form of a shirt-stud, has
been made by an artisan in Newcastle, Eng.
Its dial is three-sixteenths of an inch iu
diameter. It is to be worn in connection
with two other studs. By turning tho upper
stud, you wind the watch ; while turning
thc lower oue adjust the hands,
finest mansion in gee at brit
The Residence of Hie liiii'nui-i or Hull* In
The rebuilding nf Mount Stuarb, Lord
Bute's palace, Hear Rothesay, Scotland,
makes it the most magnificent iiuim-iou in
Groat Britain, Rays the St. Louie Republic,
The base of the building covers u fraction
more than an acre, and is built iu thn me-
diroval Gothic style of the thirteenth century. The walls, turrets, and balconies aro
built of tho beautiful variegated --raiiitcs
and sandstones from Kirkcudbrightshire,
thu floors and arches being of clnudud
Italian marbles. The main hull is constructed entirely of .labaster, the supports iKiinj-
columns of oxidized brass and bronze. The
gallery and grand Hlaircasc are of marbles
brought from Sicily and Carrara. Tho
drawing rooms aro paneled with alternate
strlpsof cherry,walnut, and ebony, all from
America. The main dining room, which
wna built ao us to accommodate '���"SO gnosis,
is finished after the style oi the drawing
rooms, with the exception of relief figures
and mosaics of fish, game, animals, etc.
Tho fallings awl chimney pieces of nil these
rooms uro most artistic, and so also are Iho
windows, mantels, and doors, the work of
which are extremely elaborate. There are
three immense libraries and a billiard room,
all with carv'edstone flroplnoes of nritlquo
design. In ono wing there aro Turkish mid
swimmim- baths, large conservatories,
aviarioS) auitaritims, etc. The whole palace
is heated throiit'hmit with nto.un uud hot
Water pipes and lighted both by gas and by
electricity. Tho pictures iu the galleries
alone uro worth?p00,000 and the books in
thc libraries us much more. The building,
dei'orating, und furnishing of this palace,
which is without doubt tho finest privntc
n-Hidt'Uce on tho globe, entailed uuoutl.iy of
���Cl,QOO,Ci)p-nearTy S5,OW,000,
A pinch of niiuir, taken by a man, in
Smith Itend, Ind., to relieve a Blij-ht nttnek
ol catarrh, caused him to sneeze so vlolonw
y that he dislocated his shouldor.
Mamma's Little Helper-
Great Cresarl What a mese I" cried
Milly Pottle's brother Tom, who was tumbling the contents of tho yarn bag over and
over, hunting "stuffing " for his ball. " lb
would take a telescope to find an end in
that hornets' nest 1"
He thrust the great bunch of snarls back
into the bag, leaving it on the floor, yawn*
ing wide, with its draw-strings broken.
" If your ma had two pairs of hands, she
could find enough to keep 'em all busy,"
said grandpa, passing along and hanging
the hag hy its top on a tall chair-post.
Milly was hard at work behind the plant-
stand by the window, making a plush bonnet
for Ann Amelia, her largost doll. She had
been invited to a party that afternoon just
acroBi the road, and must be becomingly
But Mien, grandpa said there was nobody
to help mamma's tired hands. Surely thero
was her own self, she thought. Did grandpa really mean to reprove her���good,
thoughtful grandpa!
Sho paused with her needle half-way
through the stitch, and smoothed her little
nose with her forefinger. How could she
atop to help t It would take her all the
forenoon to make that bonnet I No, she
couldn't 1
The sun shone in brightly over the little
peaks of pure snow drifted against the
window-panes. Water ran off the roof almost like a shower. Now and then a long,
sharp icicle, melted off, would come tumbling down from the oaves with such a clatter
that Billy, tho dog, would jump up from
his warm nost in tho corner and bark loudly. Onoo a great slide of snow rumbled off
the roof, catching mischievous old " Smut," .
the cosset sheep, under its fall.
But yet It was Monday, and such a busy
day iu thc kitchen (Milly'a thoughts ran ou),
and she had heard mamma aay, almost discouraged, at tho last mending that it was
like hunting for a needle in a haystack to
find unything   in   that bag.
She would just take a look atit, auy way.
Down went tho bonnet with n sigh, and
Milly seized tho great red bag from the
chair-post, und dragged it away in behind
the sofa and sat down. She plunged her
hand Into its snarly depths.
*' Yah 1   Whoo-oo I   Br-r-r-rrrr !"
Out it came, und her brown thumb went
iuto her mouth whilo eho scowled in a fuar-
ful way���almost���aud rocked back uud
forth tokecplromcrying, ushuuursed her
pricked thumb.
It wus a kid beginning, but after a time
she cautiously turned the 1-ag wrung aido
out. What a "mess," to bo sure I There
wero blue balls and while balls aud red ami
"tnlxed "and "clouded" balls from old
" Smut's " wholly batik, and a great ball of
shou-lhrr*nd all knotted lo'-olher in a vciu-
ttous manner.
There were loose knitting-needles, durn-
ing-neodlos ami worsted-noodles, stuck into
the balls and hiding in the great snarl, by
the dozen. Grandma bad becu t>ick so long
that everything " bad gone to loose ends,"
mamma said.
Milly began very pationtly, but it waa
almost no time before sho was tempted to
hung the ba-* back un the chair and go with
that dear liltlo bonnet. She threw Aun
Amelia under the table to get hor out of
sij,'ht, and boxed Billy's ears so hard that
hu ran away With Tom, who went out to
help break roads.
Then Miliy picked and picked ut stubborn knots, ami slowly wound till her littio
tingerB ached.    But at length each bull wu,*
wound smooth, und its end fastened and
tho bug String wus mended. But what
OOUld BnO do With the needles? Sho went
in to grandma, who, though sick, could plan
just us well ub ever ; and sho gave Milly an
old diary and somo bright bits of flannel.
Snip���snip '. O-ut came all the the leaves
of the old diary. Stitch��� stitch I 'In wont
leaves of flannel���blue uud pink aud gray,
all neatly worked with silk about the edges
���for Milly was quite deft with her niC'.-iiw
Somo largo leaves for tlio darning and tape
needles, aud the smaller one1) for tho worsteds and "shoe-th roads". A knot oi
yellow ribbon was fastened ut tho back,
und In, a nice strong nocdleboolt.
Milly was just hanging tho bag on thc
chair-post, at;tun, when mamma rail in
fur the shoe-thread to wind Tutu's broken
She looked iut'ue brtg' then at Milly, and
n bright smile Hproail ull over her tired face.
Sho cuddled Milly into h-r arms u moment,
and culled hor a blessed lltllu helper.
So Ann Amelia hn'l to wear Iter old l.-iui
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Not Badly Frightened.
Wh uiidi-rstHiiJ that a party supposed to he connecod with tni* real eaiatn
I ranch of the UinaiU Western has
written a li-tter to a prominent citizen
of rhf Bay, internting that its contents
should bo communicated to un, to tlm
1 fleet that if any more i-ditorials were
pjUished hy uk lik-i th��< on" which up
peared a fnrtuijjjht ayo ujkiii the subject
of thn Cttiada Western, '-hat the "rail-
toad would givi* Courlt-niiy thi* go-by.
At *jrst wf* were pni-tlizt*'), but upon re-
11- etion wp have recovered our womed
L-umposure. If our ordinary editorial
breath is so influenzal as to change
tlit: route ofa transcontinental rail* ay,
it occurs to u�� that a bugle blast such
as we might bfl able t-< give, if wp were
lo put forth a great ettbrt, would spnd
this Canada Wentem Qi-ttit to grass.
Hiving learned out power, we shall
not fail to use it, and the Chicago syndicate m��y Im assured,that if lliey would
not havp their charter torn to shred*
Hitd the emer|*rtse incontinently swamp
cd that they must at oner give satisfactory guuranteea to build this part of the
toad next spaaon, span the Courtenay
River at this point with a superjuion
bridge, and erect within the village limits a $10,000 depot. If this be not done
the worst may Im expected. It is not
often we get mired up, but now that we
art, no half way measures wilt answer.
Seriously, we have no quarrel with
the Canada Western. We would be
glad to see tha road built. If it will
quit masquerading and proceed on bus
iness lines, itjwili have nur support, We
hope the Legislature will do whatever
h reasonable in the way of encouragement. We would be glad to see Duluth made a divisional point, and a sub
stantial town spring up there. We are
for the development of the inland.
Notwithstanding all this, we mu��t re.
mind th** gentlemen composing thesyn*
dicate lhat public confidence in the '"��'
tTphse has been badlv shaken, and
that we have but voiced the general
sentiment in this section; and <*e shall
uot be silenced by any hints of the kind
contained in the letter of our annony-
mous friend, but shall float the banner
of.our honest cnnWctiona. If ihey have,
anything to niter in support of their
bona fides, our columns are open to
them for that purpose, and we shall hail
any evidence, indicating that the enterprise is tn be a success with the liveliest
Does advertising pay? This quest ion
is aften asked by the close and timid,
who desire to carry en business with the
least poxsiblo expense. The question
however, is answered in a practicable
manner by the shrewd, enterprising bus
iness man, who advertises liberally, not
simply for a season, but continuously.
'I his subject has been studied rarefully
in all its phases, and data gathered, so
that now no successful, broad guaged
business man would think of doing bust-
n-s�� without devoting acertain per cent
of his sales to advertising. He vt-ry
propAfjy treats it as a necessary eb ment
ofexsVate, just as he does clerk hire,
but how to advertise is another question. It is settled that the newspaper
is Ihe best of all mediums and po-ters
and other means are only of seconds ry
importance. In fact where there is a
iiawspaper circulated, there is no necess
ity for r.ruder or more primitive methods
Experience has demonstrated that a
busineu that will not pay to advertise
wilt not pay to run, and that a good
substantial advert imnent is the best form
everything considered. It conveys the
idea of enterprise, and a de-tire to make
quick Bale-,, which implies fretfh goods,
late style-i, and contentment with small
pro&ta. It also implies that the house
isbubs'antial, and keeps its name prominently before the public. On the
other hand a scrimpyadveriisment indicates a hard clone fisted dealer, small
stork, aud very limited trade.
It may be laid down as a solid maxim,
that a little advertising is money thrown
away while a liberal expenditure in this
direction yields quick returns. It follows of course, that a person should
have something to advertise, but any
man whether he be farmer, mechanic
or merchant has something ��o sell, and
where that is the case advertising is ju-
d-cious. And so where one wants a
market for his labor or skill.
Every year it l��ecoines more apparent
that a small bu-iines- cannot be conducted with profit, and that the large concerns are eating up the smaller ones
jut>t as tha targe fish eat the little ones.
The lesson ia that tha methods of doing
a lame "Ueceasful business must b*�� adop
ted,, and that thc proportionate tipense
is less. Asaong the wpporiing pillar*
oCs��cc��aaful business thatof geaeroas
admiUing is tha aoaft important
Reminiscences of an Old   Hat.
Oh yeRl I know it is sport for you
to look nt iiie now; and many a kirk
and cuff do I receive, and many a
ihreet >u lit! thrown in'o the tire or put
where 1 will not hurt ihejfastidioua g.ue
of a rfdpectable people. Hut it, was
not always so wilh mi*. This battered
and worn loukint*. crown with it* shapeless rimpum-ht-d full of h'.l-s.th*-. ribbon
band gore and the Uning in rags, was
once as noble a hmkiiig lut as ever wm
turned out of a shop to grace a gentleman'-, h<*ad.
I welt rememb t the day when my
first owner and maker, prepared me
for exhibition iu his large plate glass
window to a-'t as an advertisement
My crown was of the softest silk Waver,
and so glossy that the face of thc passer
by was reflected on my -mrf-tce, ihe rim
was of the late-t style, and the band lining was a model of perfection. Altogether my app-arance was such us to
cause many of the most fashouabli to
stop and gaze spellbound at u>e as if
fascinated by my beauty.
My nuker was a lit'lc spectacled
man, called, -'Tim the hatter," but a
gentli-man every inch of him; and it
u.ed to be my tl- light t<> listen to hia
hm py hours, as he went about his work
from day to day. Many of my broth
ers w**re displayed in the same window
with me only to be sold to the various
customer**. I of en wonder what their
li-.es would be, out in the world, but as
my master set a high value on me 1
was not taken off so quickly, so got well
acquainted with store life,
Tbe first customer for me waa a man
named Scrimpy, who, when mas-er
asked but a reasonable paying print-
tried to bi-at him down below the actual cost of the materials. He said xuch
rude things and grumbled so much a-
hout ''hard times," ihat Tim finally put
me away in disgust and sent Scrimpy
The next was a young Miss of some
seventeen years, who came in with a
jaunty air and most bewi'cliing look.
It would have made your ryes sparkle
10 see the display of finery on her,
while her voice partook of that peculiar
whine calculated to faai inate everybody
She wanted a birthday present for her
father, she said " something el gant hut
not too dear." Tim showed her a gr-*at
number before coming to me, though
none of the rest suited her, but as she
gnzed at my silky sides, she broke forth
"l-m't it scrumptious! just too nice for
anything!     May I take it houi*-?"
With some mi-igivings I -ass handed
over to Miss Prim and borne to her
home. It was a showy place and indicated that much wealth was tastily spent
on it. All the family were call"d in to
admire rip as I was placed on the father's
head. But oue thought 1 was loo high
in the crown and made his face too long;
another found fault with the breadth
and style of my rim; a third stid the
uiaerial was too showy tob-* good, while
Mr. Prim said 1 made him look too
young. Well, I was sent back, Tim
wus fully expecting me; and it took bilinear an Jhour to get the stains and
finger marks out of me. That is the
way the Prim family usually do
It would take to long to tell of all tbe
various customers for me, but at last I
was bought by a young doctor, a man of
means and talent, who had lately graduated from co'lege with high honors.
He paid the full price master asked for
me wi'hout a demur. That was the
proudest moment of try life Dr.Good-
h-art was as noble a specimen of manhood as ever walked, His massive
brow, indicative of much study, clear
eye, and strong frame showed no symp
toms of dissipation. His books had
been his principal companions, in which
be had revelled until he had mastered
them all.
He hart erne to practice in the town
of 0, and 1 was one of his first purchases. His office, though not grand, was
neverless neat, and comfortohte to live
in, especially when Dr.Goodhe-.rt hast-n
ed from patient to patient with medicine, advice and prescriptions. We
were admitted at once into the very
highest rank of which the town of C-
could boast, both socially and professionally. 1 often went with the doctor
on his visits to both rich and poor; and
many a time in those early days, have
1 seen the tears rise in h-s eyes and
trickle down his manly cheeks, at the
light ofjumow and suffering , as he
stood by some death bed of thc poor.
These were busy days with us. I think
it was about six months after this new
life began, when I accompanied the
doctor to a very fashionable euchre
party one evening, and there saw for the
first time what 1 have since learned to
loathe, viz: wine, and other spiritious
Dr (.oodhea.it had always been a to.
tal abstainer, though not from any definite principle, but because brought up
that way in youth. From my position
on the hall rack, I could see what was
going on inside. All wa* jollity and
mirth for some time; then refreshments
were brought in, with wine and other
bquors for lever -ge, and I distinctly saw
a young lady whom I afterwards found
to be a daughter of the family (Miss
Flossy Sprucy) offer the doctor a gl*si
of ruby wine. At first he refused saying that he did not drink, but she tangled and called him old fogyish and
temperate, and by her taunts and
coaxings she finally persuaded him to
take a glass. Thus the ice was broken
the next glass was taken more readily,
and before leaving for home he had taken no less than f <ur glasses.
After this the doctor ofien had business at Sprucy's and always with Miss
Flossy. They would sit and chat for
hours in such a private way that early
on 1 could not hear, but Flossy would
always bring in wine. Then their voices raised and became thick, and often
their actions were strange to me, but I
never surmised what the and would be.
About this time Miss Sprucy's brother, Fred.cam-i heme.and he and the doc
tor became fast friends.   By him the
doctor was introduced to a vety (sahion-
OrsastadM la av aw*,
Brownlee's Map.
This New Commcial Map
of British Columbia is now
ready for delivery, mounted
ready for Office use. Price 3.50
A home production, carefully compiled and complete.
J. N. Brownlee,
42 Front 8t. Victoria
Has ���
Made arrangements whereby it is en
abled to take contracts
for all kinds oi
Job Work
Preparatory To Stock-Uking We    Have    Decided To Hold
\ Another Of Our
���FO-pTTL-eVE;   SALES���
Slaughtered For  30 Days
**-**,   0��t  ���  nice   Warm  Jacket  Now
i^,   OBt  a good   Waterproof  How
**q^  Oat a pretty Set  of Pari Now
��*-��-   Oat  a Stylieh Boa Now
ej^   Oat  a  Servicable Winter Drew Now
t3k.   Oet in Now on Hundred! ot Linaa which you require every day.
All  At  Clearance Pricee.        Oaah Only.
Cnmmercial Street Nanaimo B. C.
I Make It a Point I Know
For ihi- l��t thirty yeafe haririx linndli'd Silver W��n>, manufactured by tha
Ci'Minted tirtui of Rled and llarion���Kodgrra i847���and Meridrn llriloiinia,
1 know 'linn to br A I.   ft^a. '" ��l"*��elry, Clocks, Watcliri, aud Sprciaclee,
I Show th- Lnrjint Stock in thrcity, AT HARD TIMES   PRICES.   '
Space! atirntinn givrn to rrpariiif; in,ALl. Brunches of the Trade.
��*a.        Orders by mail will hav-i prompt attention. j��M
I. R. Counter,
Crescent Jewelry Store.       NanaimoB, C.
Vancouver Furniture Warehouse,
KaUbllihed 187.1-
I,   WHARF   AND   FRONT  81
Katabliehed 187.1-
and    guarantee  satisfactory   work at  fair
Those   wanting
Wedding Stationery
Poster Work
Office Stationery
Business Cards
Invitation Cards
Will  please give us  a   call.
���        Also Dealer In       ���
Telephone 30.
P. O. box 16.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory.
Philip Gable, Proprietor.
jjMton Street      ���    Nanrtimo B. 0.
Manufactures   the   finest   cigares,
employing none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE for the same money?	
Raper Raper & Co,
Bookaellera,    Btatiouera,
General   Newe   ���MOTjJfe
Nanaimo Machine Works
.BolnrtJ. Wellborn*
Fraser Street
Near Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
*      Ladncrs Landing B. C
The Nanaimo Pharmacy J
Manaimo B. O.
W. E. Mc Carmey Chemist,
Fare Drugs Chfiuiuali and Patent
Phr.lo.ne   Prvelptione and .11 order. flll"d
with oue and dbpatcn. P. 0. box 12
Geo. Bevilockway,
-"-    Red House    y-
Commercial St.    =���   Nanaimo. **L|X7.
Dealerin General Mert*��annise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hides,
and Country Produce. V
Ralph Craig's
Baston St. Bridge. Nanaimo, Ii. C.
General Blacksmith ing, Horseshoeing
Carrage Building, etc.
Wagons and Fanning Implement*
made aud repaired. Miners' Auger Drill.
��� ling Machines made to order on short
A large supply of three and four year old
Alio Pears Plumes, Prunes, and Peaches
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,  shrubs   and evergreen's of every variety.
f 1 Gilchrist
So soon as
The Demand
Shall Justify,
Will add to the present
outfit the necessary
Press and Material
and do   this   class of
At Home.
Agent for Comox District.
J. G. Melvin
Experienced Watchmaker
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specialty
A trial solicited
Orders by mail
Boa 598, No 208 Abbot St. Vancouver.
Eureka  Bottling Works,
LOOT! LAWJUtKOB, **��0*��I��tO��,
         IfANUrACTURKR Of       ���
'6arsaparalla and Champagne Cider. Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Dottier of Different Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer and Porter,
, Agent for Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay B. C.
1. D. McLean
Jeweler. Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   and Notions oi all kinds.
Union  Mines* B. C.
1 have some splended lots
for sale, both business and re
Now is the time to buy to
advantage before the Canada
Westain Railway reaches here.
With the advent of the railway, in addition to the other
conceded advantages of the
place, prices must rule very
This town is located in the
midst ofthe largest agricultural
settlement on Vancouver Island It is within six miles of
Union Mines affording the farmers of the valley die very
best home market, and is situated on die only highway
leading from the settlement to
the mines. Tbe lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are an important
factor ia our progress.
The per cent of improvements of this town during the
present year is greater than
any other place the Coast
can boast of, and the march of
improvement is still onward.
The prosperity of the town
has for its foundations, therefore large mineral, agricultural,
and timber recources. It may
also be added that no section
. furnishes a better field for the
sportsman. Fish and game
are always abundant and, our
hotels of the best.
For particulars address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[  Office at the bridge ]
OOTJ-"E2,THSISr^.-3r 33. O.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
AH orders executed promptly.


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