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The Weekly News Apr 5, 1893

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$2.00  PER YEAR
Courtenay, B. C.
For Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Rubber
Goods,Groceries, Flour, Feed and Provisions
K*****   Go and see the prices at   *<*i^
Courtenay, Comox District,   U. C.
Importer   and  General Merchant
THE WHAKF         -f - x            COMOX, II, C " ���
Agent Dominion  Pianos and  Organs.    Giant and Judson
Powder   Co.     B. C, Potter  and  Terra Cotta   Works.    A
carload of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flourjust to hand.	
IV, J. Young.' P. F. S'oliarschmidt.
Also Fancy Toilet Articles
    A  Full   Line of F.verything  	
Grant and McGregor Props.
...   George   Howe.   ...
Dealer in All Kinds of Meats,  Vegetables, etc.,
Orders Filled on Short Notice.
I have for sale soma Splended   Lots and   Blocks a   little
As is now understood, the Canada Western will run its track
Directly Through Tha Property
in pissing from Courtenay to Union Wharf. Figures low and
terms reasonable now, but prices will be advanced before long
and may be doubled any day . Opportunity is our guest at
pfl sent, and once neglected NEVER    RETURNS
Ollice at Courtenay.
Wm Cheney, Real F.stateAgt
to  buy
Agricultural Implements, Farm and Mill Machinery,  Min
ng and mill supplies, Hardware, Belting, Paints and Oils,
Plaster, Cordage and Cement
Victoria, B C   .
P 0 Box 86 S E Corner Yates and Broad
Correspondence solicited.
como:**-:, bc.
Flour A Feed
Farm Produce
Fancy Groceries
Crockery ft Glassware
Dry Goods
Boots A Shoes
Hardware     "   '
Faint ftOils.   .
Gents Furnishings
Patient Medicines
Sportsmen? Supplies a Speciality
Riverside   Hotel
Courtenay B C
J. J, Grant, Proprietor
The Hotel is one of the best equipped
on the Pacific Coast, and is situated at
ttie mouth uf the Courtenay Kiver, between Union .ind the Urge farming settlement of Coniox.
Trent ate plentiful in lhe river, and
Urge game abounds in thc neighborhood
The Bar connected with the hotel is
kept well supplied   with the best wines
tml liquors.    Stage  connects   with  all
Steamers.   Terms moderate    1
Dr. W, J. Young       '
Physician Sf Surgeon
Courtenay Pharmacy
Chas R Hardy & Go
Ami Financial Brsksr
Notary Public. Conveyancer.
Nanaimo. II. t'.
Courtenay B.  <?.
Best of   Everything in this
Line Constantly on Hand..   ,
"j Clay &.Vlies, Props.
We don't say thaj
It pays  to raise Oats,
��� But   if   you   have   to  do ' so
It pays to sow good seed
Wc olf.-r, for cash, a q'jaiiity of
The "American   Banner
grown ou new laud.
Duncan  Bros.
J. W. McKenzie
Courtenay, B. C.
General Wacksmlthing
and Horse Shoeing, .
Loggers' Work a Specialty,'
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer Joan
J. K. liUlXEl*,  MAfSTER.
On and after Mar., ?2nd, 1893
The Sleami-r JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY POliTS ������ P"Mcn|xra
and freight mar AJTtT
ea va Victoria, Tuesday/. i a. m
"   Nanaimo tor Oulnox. Wednesday, 7 a. m
" Comox lor Verities Island, over alternate
Thars'lar 7 a.m.illeurnlas same day. )
Loars Comox lor Nanaimo,       Frl.l��y��. 7 a.m
'      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday, 7 am
For freight or state rooms apply on
board, or at the Company's* ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
The Courtenay Hotel
Leading hotel of Oosaost Diatrict
Everything first class,
Rotes from (1.00 to (3.00
Bar supplied witk choicest liquors
Esquimalt & Nanaimo R'y.
Time  Table"  No.'  17,
To take effect at .8,00 a. m. on Friday
September 30th 1393. trains run
on Pacific Standard Tims.
This section is the   Paradise   for
Hunters aud Fishermen, and a favorite
resort for Visitors from lhe cities.
R. Grar-am, Propr.
T. GjVoods
ComoK  ...       B. 0.
Conducts a General
Teaming   and Livery Business
His Stage Runs to Union and
Returns Saturdays and Sundays.
I O G T Social Notes
Last Wednesday evening,(Mar. aQth)
the Good Templars ot Union Lodge No.
45 had a grand demonstration and supper
The friend? of Uateman Lodge 'had entertained Union members so pleasantly,
that it was with delight a return wes hailed. Old "ProW seemed disposed to
keep all .it home, but those who were e-
attal to the test came out dispite the
ripping which had commenced. The
visiting Lodge reached Union about 8
o'clock p.m., and a good entertainment
was at once taken in hand. The Ladies
of Union Lodge had prepared a sumptuous repast, which came first on the
list, as the visitors were hungry after
their drive over.
Then came the programme, There
were songs by the following persons, respectively: Bro. Walter White, Urn. I).
McKay, Bro. J. Struthers, Bro. James
Piercy(Bateman) Bro. George Ro'iertson,
Bro. T. Tantrum, Bro. W. Davidson, and
a duet by snter 'Jerihte, White and Bro.
K. Robertson, Recess, candies and nuts
now occupied the boards for a short time
followed by a dialogue in which Wm McKay and R. White -partlcipiled, readings
by Sister Robson, Bro.f Thomas White,
and Bro, P. White, m-��'dtatinn by Bro. E.
Halliday of Bateman.song by Uro, Harry
Rcece, violin solo by Bro. C. White, trio
by sisters Mary and Jessie White and
Grace McKay, song with guitar accompaniment by Bro. J. Halliday of Uateman
nnd speech by Bro. Jno. Robson.
This closed a very pleasant evening.
Wc could wish that many interchanges
may be made during the coming summer
The work to be accomplished is great
and to doit successfully we must make
our order as interesting as possible. Long
live the I. O. G. T. brotherhood!
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On Saturday, and- iundaya^
lleturn Tickets will Da lawed tolwejsi all;
(mint, for a faro and a qearter, goW ."for re-'
turn nut later than Monday.
Ileturn TiokvU t���r -one ai���l a halt ortinarr
fare* rear aa purchased dully-to eH points,
good for eov-n d.ya. includlnif dny of iasne,
No lteturn Tiekou t.suoil fop a Caro and a
quart.rwhsr. th* sla��la fare .1, Iwfojy-rs
cants, *
Threuh Bites between VictoriaaodCorooi.
,T . .. Preeia.nt. Oee'l Sept.
H.K.PRIOR, , <��� > .
Ben. PlelgHt aBd'l"a,wa��er Ail.
Society    Card*   ;'f
For Sale
52-1 Acres of Choiee'.Land,
��� and ���
8 Scrs'es, 100 Sheep, and OQ qpws
' together with
:!J *f owing Mafhinos, 1 Steel Roller
1 Jle.rJiBgMachine, 1 Seed Sower,
1 Drill Sowlt, 1 Spring wagon, and
Double Wagon.        ;, ��� ���
Title deed*.can be seen in mj jios-
UMAU orriCK��nd Uhnff. Vfthcom-t-r-U-C.
Vtncouveuraml NADBfmti���S9.-Outrk lAIVfll,
ti;-l\M. WhArr daily-hi LM.-ff. m.-.returnitiR
from NanaimuittTn. ni. t.ar(*9 at t'oiuuanyi'
wharf until noon. ,;, . .    *:-.
'���Van'o-mvei-anil {"omox-tSP. f-ora**-!- leaven
t'oiiipany-'*- 'Wharf- ever** Hoadar-at 8. it m.
toi'tonioX diatriut, reLiirimit* ou- Tiio-tdaj-.
' -Vancouver nnd Northern Logglijg. CaniitB
and'SeitemoiiM ��� 8 S. Uorooz- le��vca tlio
(''umimnJ'��--wlwrf evtrj. Wmnosaff at Jta. in.
for' Oiiiaoii'a UndliU.Hoi'clioltf* vvpleomi' !**"���
J.unil, t'oftui; K**aiJ l*lnm! nnd rutiirning'tlic
nami* roflt-cmid tn Port Novillo aijft wiij-ioitB
uvury atlernal-; week
WM. WEUESTElt,   Manager,
TalephoneM .. P. 0. Box-217
Just back of Mr. Mct-hee's garden there
is a scrawny scrubby looking tree. It
dont appear to be of much consequence,
although of respectablesliest nevertheless
is highly prized. At this time of the year
while bare of leaves and blossoms it is
a veritable singed cat. But wait. In the
later spring and during Mimmer it puts
on its holiday attire. Such profuiionof
blossoms as it puts forth may well be the
envv of all the other trees, it is a Dolly
Varden among its kind. Was it the jealous maple thnt turned the mind of some
human biped against il? Certain it is,
that some night last week when Morpheus
reigned over others, a moss-trooper who
wn*- skilled in the ine of tools,with a keyhole saw "ringed" the, at times, brilliant
tree by sawing through the bark, following lhe sinuosities of the surface in a perfectly straight lino, showing the kind of
instrument used, ami devilish cunning in
making the two ends meet, But the skill
and the weapon with which the life of
this princess of trees was let out, together
with other circumstances which are withheld point unerringly to the vandal, and
the death of thc Dolly Varden-of trees,
.may. yet be avenged.
"A Good Time"
That's what the young folks say thev
have whenever they go to John Picrcy's
The affair of Thursday niyht of last week
was no exception to the rule. It was a-
bout dusk when some ofthe young fellow*
began to flurry around to get up a dance
They had got the fit on, and the question
was where to go. There was only one
answer to that for all said in a chorus,
"Lets go to Pieicy's. That settled it a*>
the conk said when she broke an egg in
the coffee pot.
It was about 9,*i'ctock before they got
off, alt in the stage coach, some one playing on the Scotch horn. When they
turned up to Pieicy's, " Uncle John"
heard them, and putting his head out of
the window, exclaimed, "(ireat S*;ott! every body's here." In fjet everybody inside
the house was in bed, except the man at
the window in his " regimentals;" hut the
lights were soon lit and in a jiffy everything and everbody was presentable and
in apple pie order. A hearty reception
was accorded, " no trouble you know, no
trouble, never mind if it is !ate,"etc.
McAllister, Alex Graham, Jack Martin
filied their string instruments with bril-
iant effect, Mr. Tommy Reed playing accompaniments on the organ, while the
mem-dancers kept step to the inspiring
The barnyard chanticleers, warned the
fiarty that it was time to return before the
ast strains ofthe music died out.
"Never had a better time" was thc verdict of all the next morning, and onc
more confident than thc rest, explained,
as we bent our heads to listen to his whispered communication, "that they always
felt at home there, you know."
Among the ladies present were Miss
Maggie McDonald, Miss Roy.Miss Lydia
Davis and Miss Blanche Davis, Miss Vic
Piercy, Mrs John Grant, Mrs E. F. Clay,
and Mjs. John Piercy.
Another Fish Story.
It appears that MrLean.die Union jew-
eller.was nut consent with the fish that he
caught at Courtenay,-soon Good Friday
he started out with rod and line and
caught another. What 1 a salmon? Ob
no; but the first mountain trout up here
this season. Hi had better luck in getting
jt home than Jhetother and pronounces it
a much finer fish".   'Hurra for McCcan!
Surprise Party
Last Friday about 9 o'clock in the
evening a part; of about 20 ladies and
gentlemen from the Bay and Courtenay
drove up the settlement and stopped at
the residence of Wm. E. Harmstnn. The
latter gentleman is never taken by surprise
and he is prepared for most anything, and the arrival of so many didn't
disconcert h-m and his good wife in the
least. Everybody was made to feci at
home, in fact they took upon themselves
to be so. They btought their music along
and it was amazing short time defore V.
McAliste and Alex Graham were draw
ing thc bow with their acustomed skill.
The dance sloped long enough to partake
of some excellent refreshments at midnight
There were present, of the ladies; tbe
two Miss McDonalds, Miss L. and Miss
Blanch Davis, Miss Maud Cliffe, Miss
Amos, Mrs. Radford, Mrs Woods, and
Mr Sharp.
Local Brevities
What's new? Cubb,s Cough Cure is
new, effectual and speedy.
Communications must be in by Saturday^ at least by Monday m orning, t��o
ensure publication in the full-ring issue
Mr. M. R Gilchrist arrived on the jn.in
last week. He has been appointed agent
for the celebrated Mainland Nursery ar.d
will make his headquarters in Courtenay
occupying an office with Wm Cheney.
McPhee & Moore are enterprising mcr
chants. They keep Cubb's Cough Cure,
Additional estimates were brought in
Inst Wednesday providing $500 for the
hospital at Unionand $130 far a constable
at Alert Bay.
Mr. Geo. Kelland was badly bruisrtL.
Monday or Tuesday of this week in falling from a chopping hoard while engaged
in falling trees. He is nt tbe Riverside
hotel under the care of Dr. Young.
The SS. Comox arrived Monday evening at 8 p.m. having been detained by a
heavy gale. The consignees are McPhee
St Moore (clothing),Geo. Howe (groceries
and fresh beet), J.ts. McKim (groceries)
&T.D. McLean.
Thc SS, Coquitlam arrived in Vancouver last week from Queen Charlotte
Sound with 50,000 lbs of halibut.
WANTED.��� A second band cooking
stove in good condition, and having a
large fire box for wood. Enquire at the
N kws office, Courtenay.
Notice the change in T. C. Wood's advertisement. His stage will run to Union, Saturdays and Sundays and return.
D.McAllister& Co.huving now finally set
tied up their logging contract with Ur-
quhart Bros have come out much better
than people expected. Wc are glad to
learn this, as they worked right aiong
through the winter without regard to the
weather, while others were curled up a-
round a fire. They deserved success for
their pluck and enterprise, and leave with
their bills paid up and some money to
jingle besides.
Elsewhere will be seen a notice of rhe
new firm of Clay & Viles. The bakery
business so useful in our midst, will now
be extended, and before long a branch
will be started at Union, for which a lot
has already been secured- Mr. Clay is
an old hand at the bellows, and Mr. Viles
is a good business man, and will attend
to the deliver)' and outside w��rk for which
he is well fitted. Thc new firm starts out
under thc best auspices, and we wish it
every success.
Cubb's Cough Cure is leading in the
cities as the safest, surest, nnd speediest
remedy for Coughs, Colds, Whooping
Cough and kindred ailments.
Roll of Honor
" ~(BHuth Comox  flchool.)    .
First CLASS��� 1st, Bessie McDonald,
ad.:Trtn?mv,CliffeT3rd,Jessie McDonald,
4th, MjTi'Cliffc.
Part Second��� Leo Anderton.
Sfcond Class-*-- Mt, Harry Tongue
2nd, Walter Cierch, id, Joserh Reynolds
4th, Charlie Lnrkey/'-^th, Teddie Cliffe,
6,th, I.illie Creech, 7th, Mathe-v Lyttell
��� -THIRD Class��� 1st, Flora McDonald
2d, Harvey, Creech and Lydia;iKltdonald
even,' 3d, Ella McDonald. ""
FIFTH   Class��� 1st, Eddie Anderton,
2d, May Butler, 3d, Emma McDonald.
}l. H. Carscaddcn, Teacher.
Methodist Church Service, April 9:
Union���II a.m.,and 7.p. m,. ���
Courtenay- 2. 30 p. m.
Re-v.Jno. Robson,B..: t\. .Pastor,'..
I **���.
W-Hl be received up to,Monday noon
AprR.-rOrtl 'bythe un'dersig��ed,'tapwh6rn
application for pa'ticulars should be made
foY'ta* >WMmgmfitha.*mttdeo*Tth^ Mc-,
W*��oMbufldingj'fa this ���place,-. 1'he
. Leiser Lodge .No. 13- A. 6.U. W.
holds regular meetings on alternate Sat
urdajfevenings .117.30 p.m. in the old
North "Ctttnot School House. Visiting
Brethren are cordially invited to attend.
.���"/;���.     Ernest A. Holliday , -
..:..,��� Recorder. ,
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)6weit; nor bt.v .bid ffot.w-iiessajfiiy.'iiccepV
' , R. CM-alU- Co, Union, B. C. ,
': .The Bridge Meeting
The meeting Monday evening was a
large.and representative one.inany ofthe
principal meii ofthe District being present. Mr.James Halliday was .voted to the
chftir,.and-:Mr. & F. Crawford elected
-.Secretary, A. Urquh'art,,Robert" tfrant,
Isaac Davis, j. McKenrieanri S.J. Percy
-weff appointed to- examine the bridge,
and: report their finding, with such recnm
W R. Robb's (earn of fine gray horses
gave their driver a lively turn last Friday
The team was coming down the grade
near the blacksmith shop, at a right smart
speed, and the bale rope which was used
forri-inscut ihedrivers hands so that he
could not hold them in. The speed of the
horses soon became a dead run, and they
dashed down the road at a furious rate,
plunged into the gate near Drabble's office, tore the post out, smashed the gate,
broke the reach and tongue, upsetting the
wagon, and * covering up the driver with
the box, and freeing themselves ofal! im
pediments but the pole and front wheels
and axletrce, took a turn to the right
stricking against the corner ofthe hall,
and finally bringing up by the fence in
front of J. B. Holmes' residence. The
horses wereuninjured but the driver was
pretty badly brused, but had no bones
Magic Lantern Exhibition
On Wednesday evening last. Rev. W.
W. Baer exhibited his views from his
Magic Lantern. He has ovcrsixty scenes,
several being local hits, and very laughable. His trip around the world"by boat"
was very unique. But the best was kept
for the last"-The trail uf thc tiger and the
tub." Mr. Baer may be antagonistic to
evolution, but this last scene rather goes
against him. Thc proceeds are in aid of
the funds for the new church, which nre
looming up well; and soon, with thc aid
ofa few more socials and entertainments
the funds will jnstify commencing to build
General News
The Premier announces that the Redi-s-
trubution Bill will not(forgood and sufficient reasons given by him) be brought in
this session.
The steam collier Romulus is sunk in
the mud nt Esquimau harbour with a
large hole in her bottom.
The reply of thc Premier to an enquiry
made by a member ofthe House that the
Government had given no assurance of if
guarantee of tbe bonds of thc Canada
Western Railway drives a nail in the coffin of that defunct institution.
Bully for thc Vancouver World! In an
editoral it calls on the President of thc
Hoard of Trade to take the initiative in
a movement to establish a direct mail service between Vancouver and Comox.
A Good Cart
for sale at $50.   Enquire of
R. Grant & Co.,Union
R. Grant Sc Co of Union, B- C.
have 25 tons of good potatoes
for sale.
Real   Estate Snaps.
For sale in acre and half acre lots
prairie land of best quality, situated on
the Tsolum River and within a mile aad
a half of Courtenay. Railway survey close
tc it. Splendid shing and hunting near
by. Apply at this office or toW.E.Hnrm
ston on the premises for price  and terms.
Hiram Lodge No I4'A.F.'j.A A.M.,B.C.R.
��� Courtenay B, C.
Lodge meets on every Saturday Ipjjf.ql;
before the full of themoon .,
Visiting Brothers   cordially requeued.
toattend.,- ....    -     f   '
W.J, Younj   [,{'',,
��� ' ������������;    ������   -������ Secw,Uijy.
'   K of ��v ."'���'���'; UZ
Cotnox. Lodge No fcK.of &nMi��
every Saturday, after the n��w ��td full,
moon, at 8 p. m. at Castle Hall, Comox,
Visiting Knights cordially invited to at-
cSv ���  'v,  ;:"    ���"���>litfn*Wl   -;.
v. '       '   ' K. R.S.
The -Chance of.ariife tinjei .Will
occur on ,; - -������,;, - i "'
'At-ft ri, m., al K. of P. Hall, wKen a
Cbrt'a'N and Positive,, Exi'dsujiE of
the Sf.cH.et5 and workings .ofjll'ord-rs,
.especially Masons, Knigtits i>f,Pythias,
and Odd Fellows will be iRiveij, by.'he1
members of lhe Courtenay Athlelk'Club,
-girinjr to ill WlvES.SlSTER^snd'^wiJKT-
hearts'of the members .of .the' ;Bbow
named orders;;athe. one and. roily (SB;,
pbrtunityiif aritnessinij. tH.,F.Rivpi*riu*f
manner in which their friends ia^ry on.
and all litis  for the small sum, of fifty;
��ent��   . ii* '��� '
This Exposure is givert in 3 degrees.vn:
PbsiTiviS, Comparative, Superlative
Brain, per.   High, Low, Jack, Game,
A. M.-, P: M,. P. R. C, P, Dv .C.,.�� R.A:
T. S. ' c-.j "
Clindlilate���Mr. Amnti StrmB; ,
���i.?.'.: Br order of H.I.O.K. .
���f< (Signed) 0. 0. T>.
lflerjdntioiv-��^ 'hey' deem oropef to Mr.
Josepli. WQ'nre*j M;'P. P:' ana furnish a
copy of tl'ic saVricVa the NKWS.for publication. They^ were given -full power to
act as (Key thought bcst.'in furthering the
gfcii-rat iMirpciscs of thu ineettng.and then
'Uf"topon-to-an adjourned meeting which
'Is 4b meet' a^. the call nf the Chairman.
A resolution was passed 'favoring nn
erri)Hntcmentsinst��ad>oj'a riridj'e, a/id rcc-
omending lhat #3,000 of the present grant
for roads flndjVidg.es be set x"side for its
corl,truciion(in;case the roinuiin.ee shows
the bridge unsafe).ar\d asking lhe govern*
ment lo complete the work.     ,. ,;'
?��� /(,iAn*!),b?r P'��'ie.6r,Ci9ne.
On Saturday at 4. �� p. m., Rcginal
.-Te/rv Carwit'hen' breathed his last. He
'had been 'feeble' for some time and easily
succumbed to- an attack of pneumonia.
He was* 52 years of age and leaves a. wid,...
:bw swd-se��:en, children. Hi, funeral
which was largely allcn'ded, took place
from dis lite residence at a p> m., yesterday. ���        '   ���'      ������,    .
Note.'���'Mr.Carwithcn was one ofthe earliest settlers in Comox valley. He was
-he arm-of an English minister, well educated, retiring in hi, disposition, and respected by all who knew.him. He had one
of lhe lest ranches in the Dislic^. When
he came here he was e;uite young.
Notice,   '.<
.Having sold out to Mr. Viles one half
interest in the Union Bakery, the bus-
iness will hereafter be conducted under
the name of Clay S Viles. All bills up
to March 14! are payabtetp. mc,;and 1
shall be greatly obliged ifparties indebted for any rirhount, .however .small, will
promptly settle llie same and thus put mc
in posession of needed funds.   .:
��� ��� E. F. Clay, Courtenay, B. C.
Canada Western
We expressed the hope last week that
thc surveving party of lhe Canada West-
ern would realue their expeclatinns, nnd
receive their money by last week.s steam
er. The money did not come, however,
and the men by pledging their effects
succeeding in getting enough topav their
passage down 10 Victoria, where if they
can fnd any ofthe promoters of lhe Com
pany they Will probably make it hot for
them. It turns out that they have not
paid for their learning and other hills. Pig
pretentions but no cash. The News Hid
us duty by giving limely warning, 'which
if it had been heeded, fewer would have
been bitten.
Foot Ball Game.
The Union hoys came over Saturday
afternoon in play the Courtenay and Co-
mbx'boys a game of football. Most of
Ihe Unionists were experienced players
and familiar wilh, lhe Association game
while the team here usually play Rugby
game and was without its best men. The
game resulted in favor of Union by I to 0
While we give the excuses offered (and
the Inosers usully have plenty of ihemjour
visiting friends are fairly entitled to the
palm of victory. We had a list of players
but it being mislaid we are unable to publish it.
 Sent up.
Robert Gilbert, commonly known ss
the painter, who had served as cook for
some limciat Ihe Riverside Hotel, Courte
nay, wsndered down to the Day last Wednesday with Some Union bean, and potatoes which he had purloined. He was
arrested and taken before Mr. Drabble,
J. P. and given a free ticket to lhe Nanaimo goal where accommodations have
been secured for him for the period of 30
days. j
Permission to use the school house in
the village of Courtenay for meetings
otherthan those relating to school matters will not hereafter he given except
upon the payment to one of the schools
trustees of the sum of $2.50.
By order of the Trustees,
John I'iercy, Secretary.
Auction Sale
1 will have auctioned off to the  highest
bidder at 2 p. in.,
at my premises, in Courtenay, 1 learn of
horses, harness, 2 double wagons, 1 buggy
1 sleigh and one milch cow.
Terms J cash, balance on three months
time on note wilh approved endorser,
N. Lambert.
Old Ag. Soc. Defunct
At the meeting nt the School house at
Courtenay, called by S. !���'. Lrawfordltlie
late Secretary ofthe old Comox Agricultural Society, a resolution was passed u-
nanimously declaring said society defunct. The. secretary will accordingly
notify the Kcgislrar-Gencral.and thc I lee
laralion ofthe new. association will then bo
Spring Suits.
Spring suits. Spring suits. Now is
your chance lo get them for Mr. Comer-
ford will be up on the next steamer, so lie
prepared to order your spring suit. We
have just received over soodifferant patterns, and you will be hard lo please if wc
can't suit you.
Morgan and Comcrford, Nanaimo.
ts hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing bol ween lhe undersign
ed ascarpcntets.buildcrsand undertakers
of Courtenay, B.C., under lhe firm name
and style of McCann & Cessford has becu
dissolved but the business.will be carried
on ihe same as before by Mr. J.W. Mc
' *"""' J.W. McCann
Them Teller Pipping-
Thero ain't nny ,-p-i]---.
Uko th'big vollar tipploa
* Atgrowod on tn'ol' tree down IntV oonnot
of th' lot.
Thoro aln'tany plpplnm,
Liko thotn blggoldon pipplnge,
'Iih out (i single worm-hole or a rotton Bpocl
er knot,
bent over
���tl in thaolovor
An'th'trunk waa
|os'aa orooked
tree could ki
Wc dumb all
ahoul it.
All1 vv��*;tll tm.
Me and Hilly. Kn-
tl and Henry, W
ny, Frank ai
i' .loo.
'Attree wuaflobtg it
Did tor pltoto an' frigate,
When wo hollorod "ship anoyl" way up In its
branches dense
An'pourodn hoi volloy
Through th' buokynoor Polly,
Till hor orow wasdruv tf boach nor on NoNal
ly'a piakot fonoo.
An' whon war was ondod
Sharin'booty was splendid I
No monkoy mako*bollovo dubloont rpoiu some
Cut a buslln' iiitf ��"���"
Yl'Hi'I'pippin  an*of pip]
pings wus tho boat.
fogsthom 'ere pil
JIngsl Ito
Fertile* v
In tlici
hadtnerump-* i
Wool till pur -min
Stuck oul [Ike little
An' wo novor wna Hi
tho hungry ncumpi
Un' th'ol'troe'a fallln',
An* th'robliiga'U como call
ForIt-i shelter fur tholr now
Bprtngln vain;
An thor aln'tany apploa
Liko thom big roller amiloi
In lh' oonnor of th lot-���nn the:
try collo
i wise nonoof m boy-i over
Clover anil the Oow-Pea.
Mr. J.J, II. Gregory a noted agrioultur
icent number of tho Country Gentleman, discusses the question how to inakt
these two great nitrogen eollootora contribute iheir utmoBt to Biiooossfu] agriculture,
Hu oonaidera ihi.-' the most important point
to be studied in tlio farming of our day, in
view of "tlio settled fact" that the two
plants above-named ,and their allied legumes,
are " able to rjolleot nitrogen from a aoiiroo
independent of tho soil, or ofany manure
that may have boon applied to it." Not
many practical farmers, and only a few
agricultural chemists are thoroughly alive
to the "settled fact" to which Mr. Gregory
alludes. Indeed, it is oi.ly recently, aa the
result nl tho researches ofuertnan scientists,
thai it has been demonstrated to be a fact at
all. The disoovorloB of Dr. Vooloker In regard to tho value of clover un 11 fertilizer
suggested that thin wondofful plant was
able io collect nitrogon directly from the
atmosphere, hut even Intolllgent agrloul-
turlsts wore slow to believe that this win
the case, in ihe absence of poaitlvo proof lo
that effect, Now that the positive proof is
at hand, thcie ia nn longer any room for
doubt, ami as Mr. Gregory well ohsorvas,
the mutter may bo regarded us "outside
tho province of discussion."
Clover nnd its kindred leguminous plants
bring up from the sul'-floil plan t-f00.1 hy
means of llieir extensive roots, and make it
available for tho uso of surface-feeding crops.
Clover ia especially potent lu this line of
operation, because ils long tap-root, minify -
iiu' into a multitude of strong fibres, goes
down to such a great depth iu the earth,
But, while these roots collect the plant-food
already In tho soil, and while thc leaved continually collect nitrogen from the air, all
crops raised on turned under clover ami
other legumes, must of necessity decrease
the ������; ouU and ut ��� >n* nf potash and phosphoric
acid in the soil, Hence, if clover only is
depended on for enriching land, it must in
due time become iniproveriahcd und fail to
produce remunerative crops. Hence conies
the condition known to agricultural science
as "cloversickness." It ia caused by alack
of potash. Dr. Htorer, iu his excellent work
ou "Agricultural chemistry," shows that
thoso tanners who have applied Stassfurt
potash to land that was formerly olov
sick, have succeeded in raising splendid
crops of clover again. They have also found
that thoir clover is no longer thrown out iu
the winter months, us was apt lobe the case
before pota&h was used, doubtless, because
the plants now get a belter development of
roots before frost sels in
Mr. Gregory shows very conclusively that
we cannot iu practical agriculture substitute one element for another any more than
iu building a house wc can make up for the
want of nails hy an extra supply oi boards,
Il is useless to stuff laud with nitrogen as
i\n offset for a -leivieiicy in potash or phosphoric acid. However abundant the origi
nal supply of these t��o elements may be.
ihe constant consumption of thom withoul
renewing the supply will leave thc land in
the condition of a "squeezed lemon." Il
will he in a state of impoverishment for want
of onc article of plant-food.
The following paragraph from Mr. Gregory's communication contains ihc practical
pith of the whole matter, and I would earnestly call the attention of all farmers who
read tne Witness to these truly golden sentences :���
A perfect complement to olover is uo-
leached Wood ashes; this contains everything but nitrogen,and each clement in just
the right proportion, while the clover supplies just the one clement wanted lo make
a manure not only complete In its parts but
perfect in its proportions,    It is safe to say
that by using these two combined, there
Cannot he any such disease as " clover sickness," and lhat land so fed may lie cropped
for ail time without any danger of Impoverishment, Whero olover it winter-killed
Which is not rare in the north, ils place ai
a nitrogen collector can he admirably lilh-i
by planting the cow-pea. This cannot hi
relied Upon to give a crop of rijn* noah (or
beans,  aa  we  noil hem people   would   call
them,) but as far north as Central Massa-
eliusetis ii  will  vine most luxuriantly
which is ull thai ia needed tu replace Hu
There is no necessity of substituting tin
cow-pea for olover to avoid  winter  killniL',
ii only the clover lie sown sulllolantly oarh
in spring lo give Ihc root h linn- for fltlldovol
��� ipioi-nt.' before ihc con ing   of winter.     ||
It the old I two year old), and, thoroforo
matured and dead clover] roots j togethoi
will) the weakly, grain oltocltod or self-sown
clover plants, llial are heaved out Iiy frost,
A field of clover sown alone, ami permitted
lo have lhe   whole  season   for  growth,   is
never win tor* killed. It is the Ill-judged
pariiuoiiy that insists i.n having livo
crops occupy tllO land al once, which is re-
sponsible for the killing out of the olover
by lhe frost of winter. Surety, it is wise,
in view of the double value of clover as a
product and a fertilizer, lo give it thc whole
occupancy of the land during its firat sea-
sou. It will yield ample returns for this
generosity by its performance the second
season of its history.
But to return to the wood ashes, Mr.
Gregory does not exaggerate in tho least iu
what he says of wood ashes as "a perfect
complement to clover,'' farm era should
hoard overy shovel-full of wood aahos as a
miser hoards his money. Instead uf tide
they are apt to sell it, as the saying is, " for
an old song," to tho itinerant run pedlar.
It is a constant eye-sore to me to see in that
same Country (lenlleman, which publishes
Mr. Gregory's article, standing advertisements, in the costliest and most OOinspic-
uoiis places, of "Canada Un leached Ashes. "
Mr. Gregory, and hosts of other New England fanners ate buying for thc enrichment
of their laud these unloaehcd ashes hy the
carload, whioh the farmers of this country
me selling for a trivial consideration. Why,
ii-��lit here, in the city nf Guolph, uu ashen-, that for many years did a thriving
business in manufacturing the potash of
commerce, has quit boiling lye, and devotes
iiself to the collecting and shipment of
unteached ashes to the American market.
This, iu the far-famed County of Welling-*
ton- and under the very caves ottne Ontario
Agricultural College I I
Gutting flay.
rasa ia the most perfect food for a cow
Hut as thc season advances,   it becomes
Changed) ami becomes a onesided ratio ami
we know il won't make milk. This shows
wc muat cut it early, not loAugusl or September, but while it is yet grass, while the
sun of June is shining, then ilia good, I visited an old Scotchman whose record in thai
direction will be interesting,   He took one
cow an a tesl ami lhe lirst year be obtained
50*1 pounds nf butter, llie next year I'i.TI
pounds, the third year 62-1 and the fourth
550 pounds. He fed 20 pounds of hay per
day with Bix or eight quarts of potatoes.
Here's thc way ho made hia hay : Ho sets
apart a Held iu the spring which hail been
cultivated the season before, manures it
Well and pulverizes it, seeds it wit
half ami half of clover seed und
grass, ahoul a bushel am) a peck
to thc acre, lu Juno ho mows it, lakes
ihe best acre in curing the crop and gets
tins into his barn, He cuts it three nr foi
times and gets several tons from au acre.
Hy early cutting you lose nothing; ynu
gain.   If the fertility is good you will get
all that hay that is in lint giound. Ifa
drought comes in the early summer it Won't
he good tent it off and the ncxtouttlng yon
will get moro -more iu the iwo than one
would yield.
work,    I
Tli9 Dairy An Appetutage-
l   go about   this   winter in ii
in fairly amazed  at the i
llltlll ci
nt men I meet who actually  keep oowi
OUOUgh to   constitute a pitying  dairy,  and
yot realize very little from thom : ond from
the fact thai the dairy is nude iho appendage to the farm kite Instead of being
made the kite Itself, there seems In be no
order or syMciuabout the way the cows arc
handlod,    They neither como 111, in the fall
or spring ; mid tiu* milk U only cash aBhort
time in tho summer when lowest. The
milk of thc ewly spring and late fall goes
for butter making, and is sold the usual
way. A fow calves are vealed, and before
winter has fairly set in, thc cows are dried
otli'0 and remain non-productive for months,
The care of the cows is a mutter of seemingly Indifferent concern, and they aro
looked after and milked v, hen il la too dark
to SCO to ito anything else.    In some rospaol
thsroseems to ho a blind groping to reach
"Ut for something hotter, Said a man
yesterday, " My dairy does not pay me
scarcely anything. I bad n fair dairy of
common cows, uml crossed 'em with the
Hoistciu, and the heifers were no good.
Theu I got a-Short-horn hull, ami raised
line heifers, and lhat was no go, nmi now
have a Jersey   hull, and   have some   niec
looking calves growing, Now what do J
want to do, get n cold deep setter, or a
Biby cream separator'-"' What could 1
say? lie kuew that a good cow was horn
but seemed to til Ink lhat she would pick
Up her own living, and develop herself t��>
the line of normal limit production if she
was milked now and then for si\ mouths,���
[John Gould in Hoard's Dairyman.
All Abont Out-fformii,
The term cut-worm is very loosely used,
being often applied to the larva* of (he dune
bug, which cut grass roots ; lo the win
worms, lhe larva- of lhe snapping hcclle-*.
ami even to the bnrora that cut channels ii
ly j. hut is. The term out-worm is principally confined by entomologists lo larva
of the Owlet Moths (Noetnidre), that have
the habit of hiding just under the surface of
the ground during Lhe day und feeding upon
thc roots, stem oi* leaves of plants by night
When the larva' climb high and feci upon
he foliage of tall plants or trees, ihey are
called climbing cut-worms.
The cut-Worms may be known by the
following general characters ��� The moths
known ns l)art Moths or Owlet Moths are
leUoid or triangular iu shape when the
wings are closed, and usually Ily at night,
ami often enter rooms, being attracted by
thc light. The worms when full grown
measure from ono to iwo inches iu length,
have sixteen legs, thick bodies which taper
somewhat at the ends; without hairs and
greasy looking, brown gray or greenish wilh
indistinct longitudinal or ohlirjuo markings j
head, long, shining red or brown, head and
anal segments armed above wilh a horny
Slate, darker than the remainder of the
ody.    On each  segment  are  six  or olgllt
dark colored bumps, eaoh bearing a hair.
When disturbed the worms curl themselves
Into a ring. There arc upwards of three
hundred species, one of the most common
nnd destructive is the greasy, or black cutworm.
Thc larvto, or worm,|when full grown Is
about an inch and a half long, a dull red
blown color. With five paler stripes run
ning along ihe body, the under side of the
body being pain greenish yellow.
The moth has dark fore wings with a bluish Ittige ou the border and with a dark
brown hinccshaped mark running from the
posterior portion of the kidney-shaped spot
iu the middle of the wing. Hind wings
pearly white and seuii-lranspaivnl. There
arc two broods and the mollis are ou lhe
wing from April to October.
The natural enemies of out*worms are
various Bpocies nf parasitic ami prcdaccous
Inseots.lblrds like the robin, blaokbird, catbird and poultry, and animals llkn the skunk
aud mole.
Among artificial remedies wo name preventive measures, a handful of salt on the
surface of lhe pi an I, hill, tobacco dust ahoul
the stem of plant, paper, burdock or walnut
leaves wrapped around lhe sleiu of ihft
plant, paper or till tubes slit at one side
slipped over tho stem, or dusting dry powders like hellebore, alr-slllkod linn*, ashes
and pyrelhnim about the stems aud on the
foliage of plants.
Among destructive measures we name
early fall plowing which cover,, up tho feed
of the young worms nnd loaves thom to
starve, 'lite fall and Winter plowing which
exposes them In their winter quarters to
      i to bo sot in a solution
und to leu  gallons of
n  loin* ounce to eight.
igging out worms hy
been cut by thom, .
perish, dipping pla
of   hellebore   (one
waler}, or Paris gi
galtons of w.itei),
hand whoro plants
An effective method of saving a
their ravages fs by poisoning tin
the pi.mis arc Bet or a crop like c.1
up.    To do this, grass, clover, c
wator and scattered in small handfuls
the gar leu or fiold,   A stano or piece of
Wood hud on il will keep the poisoned  trap
fiom dying out or blowing away, Thogroon
stuH' may be moistened and poisoned plaster or tioiir dusted over il. Of course,
poultry and animals thai will ho injured by
eating llie poisoned green must ho kepi out
ofthe field.
Kerosene emulsion has been successfully
tried for destroying root-oatlllg grubs in
groas grounds, and would, without doubt,
prove as effectual in killing out* worms under
similar circumstances.   Tha places affected
were thoroughly drenched with aneniuls'oii
of kerosene in the proportion of one to sixteen, and lhe ground then well watered,
Where this cinulsinu was used the grubs
mmedlatoly  ceased   thoir   depredations,
penetrated further into the ground and not
live ono was afterward found. For this
emulsion dissolve a quarter pound hard
soap in two quarts boiling water, add one
pint of kerosene and churn violently until
the emulsion" conies." Add to this two
gallons of waler. Before sprinkling tho sod
liliile aa above.
Differently Circu matin cod.
A clergyman, going the rounds uf his
country parish in the south of Ireland, met
a fanner, who though residing in a neighbouring parish, was a regular attendant at
his church.
Said l'at,   "Af  ye  plaze   yir   reverence
would yo mind   praying for a woo drop
e'l'iiin next Sinulay, I can't got any thing to
grow With the hale o' thu weather.''
"Sorry to hoar that, Pat,'' said tho divine, " but you should ask your own parson, not me."
" Och shure," was flic reply, " that's jnsl
it; Whot'fl the good in axin' him lo pray lor
rain wid them ricks o1 hay a atandln' on his
lawn, " He'd never do it,"
what Canada Bbould do���Advice ur Uu
Secretary of the Provincial Hoard
ol Health.
In view of a probable outbreak of cholera
this year in Canada, the faculty in connection with Toronto University have decided
on a apodal course of lectures.
Thu first was siren tho other afternoon
iu thelliological department of the University. There was a numerous at tendance of
Dr. BrycB gave an address replete with
information ou the subject, As secretary of
the Provincial Board of Health he spoke
with authority on a subject he had this lost
autumn investigated, lie desired to have
the medical profession in touch with ihe
board, in view of n probable outbreak of
cholera i his year iu connection with tho
World's Fair at Chicago. He told his Interested audience that cholera is not the
most contagious of diseases, He was in
New York lost September when the lirst
case was reported there, There was lhe
consequent panic, whleh really was unreasonable, He ijunteil Ur. Bellow that
cholera in India is not regarded as contagious except under special conditions, Tho
dcoislous of lhe Constantinople conference
of 18S0 he olted, the chief of which was
lhat it was sea voyages was lhe great means
of transmission of tho dire disease.   Then
he sketched the inception of thc Indian
outbreak of 1887 from the "holy bathing"
of pilgrims in the Gauges, No fewer than
Pi,inn deaths from cholera resulted.   Last
year the same enuiae of procedure occurred
and the soourgo sproad to Europe,
By a chart Ur. Bryce showod the pro
gross of the cholera on the European Con*
linent antl its progress to America, i'lit
remarkable feature was that it did not gn
by land, bui in every case by lines uf
steamers. The doelor gave lhe history of
lhe transmission of the disease from Jewish
emigrants from   Russia to   the  New  York
landing-place, He censured the crowding
of the emigrant ships uud ihe use of water
infected with   the effluvia  nf the   disease.
Steamship companies bad much to answer
for in this rQBpeot.
Cholera would only como to this continent
this year, ho contended, by means ol emigrants. Lust year St.01111 came from Russia,
from Germany 1.10,000, Sweden and Norway
;{7,iiii(i( England I in,mm, including all
nationalities;   Italy   00,000,    Altogether
187-000 emigrants were landed in America,
���lii.OOO of whom came by way of the St.
I.awreiu o.
Tiie danger to Canada, especially Ontario,
Dr. Bryoo pointed out, and ho enlarged on
ihe need of extra precautions in the way of
iliaiufectlou of emigrants and their baggage.
1 he present system ha showed to be defective 111 many respects. The baggage was
tho most serious objection. Ho enforced
more stringent quarantine regulations.   At
present tlie-o were more nominal than
practical. In the United Stales the Steamship companies had practically captured the
Senate,   In Canada there was the power to
detain suspended vessels 'JO days. Only
once or twice had this been done, Tho
most serious point was that there was no
absolute order to have baggage disinfected,
Then the doctor showed how easily cholera could be transferred from New York
to Ontario, If ihe disease obtained a foothold in New York or Chicago it would soon
be transferred lo Toronto,
Last joar 02,000 emigrants came into
Canada by way of the United States, 4'J.OOO
by way of Niagara Falls, Here is lhe
danger of infliction. This year 'he danger
is greatly Increased owing to the World's
Pair. If cholera comes to Chicago it will
soon be in Toronto. Chicago cannot handle
the anticipated half-million of visitors in
addition to her great population,
The remainder of Dr, Bryoe's able address was ihe enforcement of how Ontario
should deal with a prospective outbreak of
cholera. A corps ot medical men should bo
organized . A board of Inspectors should
be appointed, Local Boards of Health
would require assistance and to qualify for
such the advantages were pointed out of
joining tho classes which Toronto University
An Oddfellows Lodge Passes A Resolution of Thanks-
i!i\ s. .1, Itllelile-s  Misfortune-! Hriim in
I.I ������lit Some liUcrc-ii'iiii I'm* In,
A desnatjh from Cleveland, says :���The
f.nlry of dismissal ordered by Judge Hut-
chins on Monday in Common Pleas Court in
tho cases brought by Samuel J. Hltohie, of
Akron against the Canadian Copper Company and ihe Anglo-American Iron Company prat'lically ends litigation that started
on a very extensive basis,
111 18S0, largely through the oflbrta ol
Mr. Ritchie, valuable deposits of copper
and iron iu Canada were brought to light
ami so. era] wealthy Cleveland capitalists
were Induced io become interested in the
project. Two companies wero formed.
One was called the Canadian Copper Company and proceeded to develop tiie rich deposits ofcoppor and nickel al Sudbury,
Ontario, a town on the Caiia liau Pacific
railway somo 200 miles cost of Sault Sie.
.Mario, The other corporation was the
Anglo-American Iron Company, which
operated iron mines neat Pinion, Out '
in the   Lake Ontario region.
The loading capitalists in thoso companies
were H. 11. Payne, Stevenson Burke and
O. W. Bingham, of Cleveland, and the lat
T. W, Cornell, of Akron. Mr. Kitchic at
first held 0110-flftll of the capital stock in
these corporations, but falling into financial
diltieulties he lost, this sleek.    Jusl how he
it this stock is a loading question, and the
dismissal of the suits prevents any light on
the subject. Mr. Rltolllo made charges of
various kinds ami entered suit against other
members of the companies, Under tho law
a stockholder of any corporation holding
oiic-lifth or mure of tho capital stoclt has
the right to petition lhe court for a dissolution of thc company. This was what Mr.
Rltolllo did, bin   his attorneys, recognizing
i lint he no longor in id the rot* nisi to amount
of [,iock, allowed the ease tube dismissed
These suits involved a very largo amount
of money, i mining into the hundreds of
Tin- copper company is proving ii rich in
vestment tm* tha stockholders, as the inhioi
yield not only very good copper, but also
nickel. For many years the famous I 'atuuict.
ntld  ll'i'la  mines Oil   Lake  Superior   have
been tin* groatost producers of copper in
the world and made millions of dollars for
ihe fortunate Investors, Within lator
(years, howover, the Anaconda mines around
'Anaconda and Butte, Mon!., have been
producing better ihan the Calumet. The
('auadian t.'oppet Company hns entered Into
the field in a smaller way, but Ib making
steady advances. The ore is lirst smelted
lo about !l."i per eenl. pure at lhe mines and
then brought to this city, where it Ib refined
at iho company's large works near Brooklyn.
Thoro aro still pending in the United
States court two suits against Mr. Ritchie,
brought by .lames B. and (icorge W. Mc-
Mullen, of Picton, Ontario, with whom
Ritchie had a railway deal, as a result of
���vhieh they obtained a judgment for 8205,-
.'107 against him, but have never been utile
to collect it. Owing to Ritchie being connected with the two companies tho other
stock holders were brought in as defendants,
jo that litigation seems almost endless.
However, when all legal entanglements are
swept aside, as .(mice Burke, who never
stop* until he wins, declares they soonshall
be, the companies will have two fine prop
ortles in an almost unoccupied Held t
reward them for their  daring  investments
Oondeiised English.
"Stamps, please,���* curtly said tho young
"With or without?" queried ihc facetious
drug clerk.
'���With or without! Without what? was
the indignant Inquiry.
" Whiskers, ina'aui. One-centers has no
whiskers on Columbus.    The   iwo.eentera
Tiie BxtraonUnary fuse or Hr. B. r. im"
roth-crs���rtierl.v Helpless ���*'<"* Tbrce
Venn���PtrenouHceil ���'< rm .ncim* in*.
ntileil by Mi*- Loilne lloetor- Hc-tterctl
lo iifiiiii  uml  Strength antl Again
IVorklUlj ill 111* Traili' -A BlOtJ I'l'Jiiijilil
Uilli llo|H- tar "Hlitii.
London Advertiser,
Canadian Order of Oddfellows.
Manchester Unity.
Loyal Perseverance Lodge, No. US.
LoMt.iN, Nov. 22, 1882,
To the Dr. Williams-' Medicine Company:
GeSTLKMRS,���I have much pleasure in
forwarding yon a vote of thanks passed by
a resolution of the above lodge, thanking
you for the good your valuable medicine,
Piuk Pills, has done for our brother, K. P,
Can others, who for three ye
was almost helplei-s from locomotor at.ix:
und given up by our doctor as incurable,
and who is new wc are happy to say, by the
use of your I'ink Pills, able to follow his
Ti listing   thnt your  valuable   medicine
may be (he means of curing many sullerers
and be a blessing to tin*in as it was lo our
brother, 1 am jours truly, on behalf of tl:
Kn. On.i.r.tT, Secretary.
521 Phillip street, London, Out.
This is to certify that lhe above facts arc
a i rue statement.
E. V. Camiotiiku
The above is sclfexpluna ory, but iu order
to lay the facta of ibis extraordinary cure
mote fully before the public an Advertisoi
reporter proceeded to Investigate it, It was
his pleasure ami duly some Mine since tu
record the remarkable cure of Mr. K. .J,
Powell, of South London, wrought by tin
medicine known as Hr, Williams'Piuk Pill*
for Pale People, It was a striking story nf
release from life long allliclion, bill it Wl
even surpassed by lhe miraculous experience
of Mr. 13, V, Can-others of 103 Wll lam
street, Mr. CarsothersiBnn unuloof Alderman R.A. Cnirothcrs, and by virtue of long
residence ami personal qualities is well am
favorably known throughout the elty, He!
a carpenter and joiner by trade, and a good
workman. Hla iriends und acquaintance-
are aware lhat a healthier and more robust
man never walked the streets of London
until a few years ago, when ho was suddenly stricken with what is generally supposed
to be paralysis. They hoard with regret
thai he had been pronounced incurable, and
as he was unaMe to leave the house, only
occasional callers saw him again during hi
long spelt of total disability. 'Yithin the
last few months Ihey have been agreeably
surprised to see him around again plying
his vocation and apparently as vlgoroiuus
of yore, Inquiryand explanation naturally
followed, and il is now widely known in the
elty to what agency Mr. Carrolhem owts
his magical restoration to health and
strength. ���*
Thc other evening the reporter called
upon Mr, Can-others and found him seated
by lhe fireside in tho hosoiu of his family.
looking halo, hearty and happy. Upoi
learning his visitor's errand he said he was
only loo happy out of the depths of his
gratitude, to relate the cite uui stances of his
allliclion and his wonderful cure.
" I had always been a strong, healthy
man," he said, " until this stroke laid me
low. 1 hardly knew what sickness meant.
It wns Ihrce years ago last April when the
attack came. 1 went to bed apparently hi
my usual health one night and awoke at .">
o'clock in the morning as my watch at the
Load of the bed told me. 1 dozed ollagain,
and on waking the seaoild lime attempted
to rise. 1 could not move. Every nerve
aud mu&alo of my body seemed to me paralyzed. Mtty like a log. At lirst 1 was
speechless bill managed after a time to artie-
ulalo   feebly,  and  not  very  audibly,   my
wish that tho physician bo sent for. Dr.
MoorellOUSO came and placed a mustard
piaster across my bowels, telling me lo lie
quiet for a few days. I did so becauso 1
could do nothing elso.
"As 1 was entitled to the services of thc
lodge physician, Dr. Pingel, 1 sent for him.
He gave me sonic medicine that relieved
the excruciating pain iu my head, lie
brought another doctor with him (I don't
know his name) and ihey subjected me to n
regular course of treatment, hy which I
was suspended from a support around my
neck. I asked the doctor what the matter
was, but as he evidently wished to spare
my feelings he did not tell mo directly,
nor did Mr. (lillett, the secretary of the
lodge, whom J also asked. I inferred that
Uiere was something they did nol wish me
to know,
"Iliad now been about a yoar iu the
same condition, Sometimes I was able i>
gel out of bed, but never out of doors. Al
oilier limes 1 was unable to feed myself, I
had absolutely no control over my muscles,
If 1 attempted iu touch or pick up anything, my arm would usually stray apparently of ils own volition, in au entirely
different direotlop, 1 was more holptosj
than au infant, and sutl'cred a great deal.
The doctor commenced the injection ol some
compound into my arm and leg, but a kind
of abscess galhcied in each and il had tube
lanced. 'J his was very painful. A quart
of mailer of greenish color came out, 1
seemed lo get stronger iu general health,
bui iny paralysis remained the same. Iii
December, 1801-after tW3 years ami eight
months of tllja helplessness. I was given up
hy the duel ors as hopeless. The grand
master of the order, who had come lo London to look into my case, uml the secretary
of Perseverance Lodge, called lo sec me
and informed mo of this. I had given up
all hope myself, so the blow foil lighter.
The lodge had all this time been paying my
weekly tick dues, and I understood that
after tho doctor's certificate of my hopelessness had been handed in Ihey made arrangements to continue giving me permanent aid.
" And now as lo thn remedy which prnv-
ml  my earthly solvation i A next door
neighbor one day sent mo in i*. label o]|' a
Dr. William-' Pink Pills box. I read it,
and noting on a whim, and not v-ilh any
real expectation of benefit, gave my lilt'
girl fin cents to buy a box, The very lit,
box made mo more cheerful ; il seemed to
brace ine up and I begun to feci a glin.me
of hope,     Wjth tlio second  and third ho
the Improvement continued, mid 1 fell mere
than delighted to liud that 1 was commencing   to   recover   iho   uso   of   my   limbs.
Through a friend I got a dozen boxes antl
the lodi*o added half a dozeu more. 1 kept
on taking the Pink Pills, uud I gained
teatlily ; -so lhat I am now what you set
ne to-day, Yes, I am uapable of earning
my living as before, I am working at my
trade in Loudon West at present and wall-
over there (a distauce of nearly two miles
from the house) uud icturn everyday."
" Von are naturally thankful for Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills then ;" interpolated
tiio reporter.
"Thankful |"   echoed   Mr.   Carrothers.
I can't find words to express my gratitude. Vou can imagine a man in my position, always strong and healthy before
stricken down lhat way, with a family dependent upon him ; and afler giving up all
hopo of being anything but a useless bur-
len, to he restored this way to strength
and happiness���haven't I reason to bo
thankful, i.nt] my family too*" And there
was no mistaking the sincerity of lhe nller
a��co. "I believe that Dr, Williams' Pink
Pills can euro anything that, auy medicine
on earth can," no continued. "I know of
other cases in this cily where they have
succeeded when doctors have failed. Well
good night." And tho reporter Icrt to call
on Mr. Md. Ulllett, the secretary of Perse-
veianco Lodge,who lives a co���ple of U jcka
further south at 521 Phillip street.
mi:. t'li.u'TT's statrmhkt.
I'llls. I tell you ihey saved tho lo,lgo a
good deal of money iu 1-ro. CurotUer'a COBB,
and there is not a member of Perbovernnce
who won't say tiie same thing. \\ e had
paid out over $100 to our sick brother, and
of course it was a big drain ou our finances,
Wc asked the lodge physician, Dr. Pingel,
tu examine him so that wo would know
whether he was going to get better or not,
The doctor informed us that he was Incurable, and gave us a certificate to that effect."
Mr. Oillett opened Ids secretaire and extracted the do anient referred io from the
lodge records.    It read as follows i
l)r. Pingel, Office, .'1)4 Dundas street,
Loxuon, Deo, ���-', 1801,
Uro. Oillett:
DEAU Sin,���At your request 1 carefully
examined Bro. Carrothers, of Perseverance
0, O. O. F., M. U., who has been unable to
perform any labor for several years, and find
film suffering from the results of cerebral
hemorrhage (extravasation of blood iuto
brain). As no improvement l;a ��� taken
place for some eighteen months, 1 have no
I a hali I hesitation in pronouncing him peitnanenily
Yours fraternally
A. H. PlN'lKL.
" Aftor thai," said Mr. Oillett, " wesent
for Grand Master Collins, to consider what
wo should do,    We thou learned that lire.
Oiu rotlicrs had commenced taking   Dr.
Williams' Piuk Pills and they were doing
him good. S.i wo decided to furnish him
wilh a supply and await developments.
You know the result. He's better now
and at work again. The lodge unanimous,
ly moved a voto of thanks to the proprietors
of Pink Pills, and it was fowortlod to them,
"I ha.-o known Uro. Carrol hers for
years.    Ho was always until his last illness
ft strong, healthy man, and It seemed strange
that he should he stricken down so. He
had a terrible siege of it.  Vou seo the knife
(pointing to one on the table) t well, if he
tried to pick it up ho couldn't do it to save
his lifo.     He was completely paralyzed."
Turning In the lodge records again, Mr.
oillett produced a book and showed tho reporter the ontrios made wet It after wcik
for threo years and over ofthe payments
made lo Uro. Cirrothera as sick benefit1*.
The worthy ��o:ielary intimated lhat any
other information desired Ito would cheerfully furnish, bui the reporter had hail
enough to convince him and Idi.
nn. I'tNMtT-i
Dr. Pingel wns next visited at li
lie remembered the case of Mr.   Carrothers
well, and hail heard lhat he wall bolter.
" Vou considered llllll beyond help, doc
tor i"
" Ves ; any physician, under the eircuin
sauces, would have pronounced the Bunte
opinion. His recovery is certainly remark-
"Do yon attribute it to the Pink Pills?"
" I do not doubt that they were the means
ofhis cure, since Mr. Can-others says it was
by using them he became well again. Yes ;
thore seems lo ho a virtue in the medicine,
judging by this case"
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a perfect
I loud builder ami nerve restorer, curing
such diseases us rheumatism, neuralgia,
|artial paralysis,lojoniotorata,"iii,St. Vitus'
iluueo. nervous headache, nervous prostration an 1 the Ured feeling therefrom, the
after effects of la grippe, inlliiiii'-a and
ICVere colds, diseases depending on humors
n the blood, such as scrofula chronic eiy-
iipelas. etc. Pink Pills give a healthy glow
ofj pule and sallow complexions, ami are
specific for the troubles peculiar to the female system : and iu tbe case nf men '.bey
fleet a radical cure iu all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork or exceases
to any nature.
Tliese Pills are manufactured by tho Dr,
William-' Medicine Company, Broakville,
Ont., and Schenectady, N. V., and are sold
ly in boxes bearing iho linn's trade mark
and wrapper, ut 50 els. a box or six boxes
for S'_\.*.0, Hour in mind thai Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills are never sold in hulk, or by the
d Won or hundred, uud any dealer whooll'ois
substitutes iu this form is trying to defraud
yon ami should be avoided.    Thc public arc
Uo cattioied against all other so-called
blood buildets and nerve Ionics, uo matter
what name may be given them. They are
all imitations whose makers hope to reap u
pecuniary advantage from the wonderful
reputation achieved by Dr. Williams' Pink
"lis. Ask your dealer for Pink Pills for
Pale People, and refuse all imitations aud
Dr. Williams1 Pink Pills may be had of
all druggists or direct by mail from either
address. '1 he price at which llieso pills are
sold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other
emedics or medical treatment.
Decency and external conscience often
produce afolfor outside than is warranted
by the stains wilhin.
Tho weight of the King of Denmark as n
u.er may be Insigmflutnt iu the councils of
'lurope, bui to his own subjects ho bears
thu same paternal relationship us does, or
used to do, the wealthy squire to the people
of his own parish. Christian IX, walks
through thc streets of his capital escorted
only by his favourite dog ; while the Crown
Prince so fur joins iu tho amusements of ihe
humbler clti-tons, as to take his children to
the theatre in theTlvoll Gardens to witness
a variety entertainment, consisting of jugglery, songs, and acrobatic" teats \ the only
ceremony being the reservation of some
front teats (price om* shilling each) for
thsmselves and their suite, the playing of
tho National Anthem on the arrival of the
party, and the firing of a loy cannon out-
side, which latter performance necessiiaies
the opening of a window, whether to pre-
vent the breaking of I he glass, or to enable
those lu the house lo hear lhe report, is
still an open question, As (he Royalties
enter, the ami ie nee rise ami uncover, but us
as they arc sealed, huts are at once
pn   ou, and cigars and punch at once rcsum*
A Strange Keepsake From a Countess.
Tho Paris Temps is responsible for the
following remarkable story apropos of the
death ofthe well known French astronomer,
M. Caraille Flammarlon. Some time ago
Flam nm n on ecoived a curious keepsake
from a lady admir
much interested in
A Curiousi Trans form ation of Brass-
A curious incident has been noticed in eon-
nootlon with the brass condenser-tubed of a
foreigncmUer. The pipes, after being in iiso
for moro thau 12 months, were found to have
,  experionjed a  peculiar change.    In   many
A young counters, places the metal had been, it appears, con-
icntiiie sindies, who verted into almost pure copper of a spongy
was particularly fond of Flamniarion's texlnre, the /.mo of the alloy having corn-
works, invited him last summer lo spend pletely disappeared. Au investigation
some time wilh her and her husband at which was made showed the probable cause
their country house. The scientist accepted of iho failure lo have boon an eleoiiolytic
the invitation of iho lady, who was much action between the tin lining ofthe tubes
younger than her husband. Sue was of a and the brass, the sea water circulating
nervous sentimental disposition, believed in through tiie condenser forming iho electro,
the plurality of worlds, and talked with iho lyte. Had Lhe tin coating remained perfect
greatest calm of deaUi, which was quickly doubtless na corrosion would havo resulted
approaching, since she was in tlm Iast3iage but the mud and grit conveyed iu suspen-
of consumption. The evening before Plain- &1011 through the condenser carried away
marion left tha chateau the countess said to the tin coating In spots, and it was at these
him, " 1 am going to send you something points that the transformation of the metal
presently which you must not refuse lo ac- occuired. k is concluded that if lhe pipes
cent. If you do I shall be greatly bffend- had not been tinned at all they would havo
ed." The astronomer had forgotten all about remained intact.
tlio matter,  when one day a small parcel ��� ����� ���   --
arrived at his house accompanied hy a black Of Different Minis'
idged leitor.    The parcel contained a piece ,���     ...    ,     ,                   ...
of beautiful  white skin,  "which when CwpHIgh landman were visiting an Bag-
touched omitted a kind of oleetric stream." ��sh church for the lirst time.
Tho accompanying note ran as follows :- ��� hoy ������,���"��� n,,L hmx ���onB ^^ w,,e�� tll��
Dear Master,���In sending yon this 1 only organist bej-nn to piny a lively  voluntary,
obey lhe wish of one who is dead, and who This was something quite novel tu thoir
had the greatest admiration  for you.    She ehurch experience, and they   listened  with
made   me   swear   lo   send   to   you   after open-mouthed    astonishment,
her   death   thc   skin   of   her    beautiful ��'iii of them was shortly roused from hla
shoulders.      Her     further    request    was 'dlssful   rovorlo   by a  gentle  tap oil  thu
thai   you   should   have   the    next Work "boulder.     I urn ing round, ho saw a hand-
you are publishing afiet her death bound aome lady ( tlio owner of the pew), who
ill bblB skin.    1 seu.l the relic lo you in ac- ���IWWfl very graeiuuslv upon him, and wbh-
oordanoe with my sacred promise to tho ed, of oourso, to bo allowed to piss to her
dead.-Dr. V."    What was ho lo dn wilh Hl'\'-   ,,         ,
this "keepsake!" was   Flammarlon'a lirst Ho did not. however, take in the stiua-
thought,   Should he refuse it?   " Ai first '���"'������  but at oiiOo whispered, to her,''Na,
1 felt very much  inclined to do this," he na, mem, Uik me mate horo ;
wrote, "JmUfTorTwhUo I laid tomysolf,   lloUc*' u*-u��er than mo.
why should   I nol  grout the request of a I ��� ��
woman whose memory i i very pleasant to      GlBBONf TOOTHACHE GUM  acts ai
me?    Consequently  I   had   tho   skin  very    leinnorary llllimr. and stops loJlhache initati
carefully prepared', n process which it took , ���>'   Solilhyili*ui--*iMs, ^ ^^
three whole months lo accomplish.    AI last    --   -  ���"   ' -" " ----������
it came llO :k unhurt. My book, 'Torre ct
Olel,' was lust coming out. 1 had one copy
of il bound according to Ihc wish of the
deceased lady ; it made a beautiful Volume.
Tiie edges were red, spangled with golden
stars, iu memory of the starlight nights
during my stay al thc chateau in the Jura.
On the binding ot white skin it bad tho
words printed in letters of gold, " In niein-
tvry of one who is dead."   Referring to tbe
strange leolinghe experienced onlh'-it touch- | MfS, Sarah  M.   BlfXCk of SeilCCn,
ing the skin of the dead woman, Mlauiinnriou ��� JJ-j     during UlC past tWO VeUTS htM
expressed it   U  lib   firm  conviction   that fa            ff���    ^ j     m   N          ,   -    of lhe
llii>,fis ii kinilnl Inmiiui <'Ux-tni'Hy <,i winch . .r     .    ...          ,           ,,,,*,           .
sclono know, nothing iu yot. I Hca(1.  otoinacll   ami  V, oiub,  and
 ���  | writes: "My tooil did not seem to
The Pa-tins: ifthe Ways. j strengthen me at all and my nppe-
WllklnsnnilWatklnswerocolleisooliiiin.  'i'e was very variable.     My Ihee
iui,l oIobq f, icmls.   'i'ltoy im,! Ih','11 Ii ml sttt.   was yellow, my head dull, and I had
dents and had takoiillttlootii.ilooi'exoralBos  such pains ill mv left side    In the
Whon Ihoy shook hands and nM gooil.hyo, | ���(,,.���{����� wllcn 'o,0t ,,p'i w0���kl
nt the end of llieir college career, ihoy wero
in Impairod health, lloih had dyspepsia,
liver troubles and troublesome coughs,
Wilklns had plenty of money, and decided lo travel for his health. Watklns was
poor. " I must go to work for my living,"
said he, " but Til try the remedy that Robinson talks so much [a'tout���Dr. I'iorco'a
Golden Medical Discovery.
In less than two years, WilkiiiH came
home in his cotl'in. Watklns, new iu tho
prime of life, is a bank president, rich and
respected, and weighs 200 pounds, " Tlm
'Golden Medical Discovery' saved my life
at a critical lime," he often says.    " Oh, it
fioor Wilklbs had only tried it 1" For weak
miss, spitting of blood all lingering coughs,
and consumption iu Its early stages, it ia an
Ulicqiialcd remedy,
A. P. (U0.
Cur'-.' Co nntl Dipt I on, <----���'!���--, Croup, >icru
Throat. .-i.,!ii by nil I>n:'*'risl3 en -i Gu-.ranlec.
Fur a Lame Side, IlacltorClii-'-t Shi!oh'3 Porou*
Plaster will ��ive great Mtisfaetion,���35 cents.
have a flow of mucus in the mouth,
nud a bad, bitter taste. Sometimes
my breatli became short, and 1 had
such queer, tumbling, palpitating
sensations around the heart. I ached
all day under the shoulder blades,
in the left side, and down the back
of my limbs. It seemed to be worse
in the wet, cold weather of Winter
nnd Spring; and whenever the spells
came on, my feet and hands would
turn cold, and I could get no sleep
at all o I tried everywhere, and got
no relief before using August Flower
Then the change crime. It has done
me a wonderful deal of good during
the time I have taken it and is working a complete cure." ri (0
S. li. GREEN. Sole Nl.iii'ri'.ttVnUiiiry.NJ.
' I AniL'C Droasand M.uilluCiilliiii:
LIU ILO in tills now and imiiroviitl
Satisfaction guaranteed io teach tailless
the full nr. or culling all garments
worn hy ladles and children,
Agents Wanted.
iravcyouCat'-.rrh? Thia Hcwdy will relievo
aiidCiiroynil.   PricefiUet*-.   'I'lili Injector to,*
its Bueousful treatment, free,  Remembor-
fthllnh'a Uamedlea are sold on a cuarauuc
The Weal
of Health
Is in Pure Rich
Blood; to enrich 	
thc blood is like       ^���HSBP"
putting money out at interest,
Of Pure Norwegian Cod Liver OH
and Hypophosphites
posscscs blood enriching properties in '
a remarkable degree,   Are you ail ran
domtf Tako Scolt's Emulsion, Almost
as Palatable as Milk.  Bemircand
gel the genuine,
:'ri'|i;u*i'il only hy S.'nlt 3t Itumu*. ilt'lli lilli*.
Ceo. W, STurnci*
SiiYipfy Awful
Worst Case of Scrofula the
Doctors Ever Saw
Comiilvtcltj    Cured     by    IIOOD'Z
"*YIlPll I was 4 or r, yours old I lintl n sere".
titous son. oo tlm mlilillo linger of my loft Imiitl,
wlitoli Bol. si bail tl..L iho doctors out llio
"lIBarti    ;ndl!0,-l'l<:ii. :ill
I-DI!   HrllM'ltll'I'HI-
'   am. .lull ni. writs
I'ulill-linr, Toronto
s��    work ni
Now muly anil mailed free to all nnnlicanla.
Cnrefullv -.elected l-'urui und Ounlcn .-M-eiK
nnd Seed (li-ulu. Ohotco Flower SowIh. V ciin
anuui nnil Clover Snoda,   Special  intention
WMitEwVNC&''co.t "jrsgiair-
V    I'lillea   Oollet
,101! Breakfast ill
1   nmi
Royal Dandelion
mi nourishing. i'ur>
vij-or.ilc-i the By-tain.
iciuleilliv tin! medical family.
|iut up in Imlf und one nuiinl
-i-sold bv till enienirl'.iiu'urn-
find got li. Bills ft Kclf-Moy,
, Toronto,
lie   uml yOling men lo l.ib
Adiliv-.- *-'iiinil.ii*il Jbnui
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uI..'���'-(-' lYii-Miiiroiu-liCiimM-s foi- Hunting,
(���illllng-, BllOfltlnjt SIlfllB,   Hull   I km I *.  Htentii
l-uuni'lie-*,  SendScenl stamp for Catalogue,
on iny rlglit iiini.   Doctor- snld it wns Hit
Worst Case of Scrofula
Ciey ever saw.   H wni ��iii*;'ly nwful!   Five
1 ben:'.:! to tako Hood's Saranparllla
Rrnilnnlly 1 round (lint the soros were begin
ilng lo ileal.    I kept on Ull i hud takou ter
.<��������� ilollur-!   Jiiit tliluk of.what c
run; M
" There is nothing that can givo mc
greater pleasure;" sitid Bro, QUI let, " than
to Hay a good word for Dr. Williams' I'ink
 11 '1  col for tint tuve-tnieiit!     A Hi on .
-.rui-l itorocut?  Vei, many thousand- Foi
'"io past 1 years I have hud no soros.   I
Wos-i-t aSi the Time.
lOiOfC, I co'llil -'<*��� no M'orl'.     1 know uo'.
ivhat io say strong onotigti to express my gratitude t;j Hood's Bnrsanarilln for my porfodt
cure."   OBOBOH   W, TUIIHBn, l-'iinncr,   Qal-
wny, Savatnp county, N. v.
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are not fouls ami do not ��� lOlll lime Io Inn ,"'*.nh
unloss thoy are satisfactory.
a Moot ni* SIlOO thO.1 does
iih iii.  win- punish vour
rolf liifttlomptlng lo farm
r fom toabootorshcOi
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Hnvo ull Iho late-it Improvomonts, Bo snro
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Why lit* troubled with piLE8, EK.
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There i-. alwaysastitati to make,
And always a stop to lake;
There Is always a link to litul,
And nlwav-i u sheaf lo bind ;
There f- always a lingo to read,
And always a path lo weed;
Thero is always a rift to mend,
Aye, anil always a hue to blend,
There ia always the weight of care.
Ami the cold harsh blamo to bear;
fhero is always the tear unshed,
And the gentlo word unsaid:
There Is always tbcdouht, the fear,
And always tbe scorn, thc joer.
I hose Utile things, oh patient soul,
."Make up life's grand llfo's wondrous whole.
Family Finance.
If there is any ono thing in which a kind
ami conscientious husbnnd errs, it ia more
Hum likely to be hi regard to Ilia treatment
ol hia wifu in money matters. The very
heal men have the little weakness of liking
to hold the family purse strings, nnd to pay
out everything theniBolvos. Of course this
does not rofer to those whose wives are self-
supporting, cither through Inhoritouco or
from their own work, but lo husbands
who.iu wives havo lo look to thom for overy
cent they spend. This ia not ut all owing
t<> nellishnous or parsimony, but merely to
nioughtlcssuaia and to man's inherent incapability to tun- thing* from a woman's point
of vitnv.    However wise nnd far-sighted a
man Is In other things he is apt to Toso his
judgment when ib oomos to family linnncis.
Acmisloinod to dealing with largo sums in
hustiuiu, he will make allowance for larger
general expenses, but cannot ranli/.u iho
huuilrcii ami mn' Httlo wants of the household, of his wife's toilet, nud tli.il. of thn
childreni uml yet it ii those liltlo items,
perhaps only nfew cunts at a timo, that
mako a woman doubt her own arilhmetie
when sho sees how many dollars thoy foot
up at the bottom of a page in her account
book���and if sho does not keep such an ao-
count alio is sure to hu constantly under the
delusion that she has lust sumu of her
It. is these small things that are *��� tho liltlo foxes that spoil thn vines," ami yet they
are tun trifling to be taken into account when
calculating the outlay for the household,
Ami so a man often wonder-* how his wifo
spends so much money without having more
to show for it. He constantly calls her his
"bettor half," and yet thinks she is not half
so wise or prudent aa he is, ami considers
her au irresponsible being whom it is not
safe tn trust with money. He does not
mi ml giving her occasionally a diamond ring,
or pin, or bracelet, though hu will look surprised, or perhaps a little cross, if sho asks
for one-fourth of tho sum for tho children's
clothes or to replenish the china ctoset. One
thing that no mail seems to understand is
that it is humiliating to a woman to have to
ask for money, no matter how willingly ho
gives it. Sho will usually defer the hated
moment in the hope that it will occur to
him to give it without waiting for her to
ask for il ; and, if he is accustomed to bo so
unreasonable as to makeany scone about giving it, shu will often do without an absolute
nooesslty while trying to find courage to
prefer her request, All this is avoided by
givin; her a certain allowance, and paying
it Willi the ������.���nu* punctuality that auy other
business transactions demand.
An Ironin* Aid.
It's strange how things oumoabout,some-
timesj bnw if one only has hor eyes and
oars open, os the saying goes, a poison can
see nr hear something lhat may bo very
helpful in the future, if it is only remembered,
I feci like telling of a call I made a while
ago, hoping that what I then learned may
benefit someone else, My so-cullud "help"
having lelt me with searcoly a word of
warning, I had broad to bake; all ot us
preferring homemade bread above the
baker's. As my sis nice loaves were roady
for the oven, 1 sot my stove dumpers right,
addeda Utile coal, pushed iho iliutgh into
the warm oven and shut thu door with a
satisfied little bang, und thought, "Then*
you arc for ate whole hour."
Then I took somo light work and run
across the street, to sit nnd chat with ono
of my neighbors while my bread was baking. She was doing her starched ironing,so
J told her to keep right ou und not slop ;
because I could Mtay only a few minutes,
nnd 1 would sit down at the ond of her
ironing table, whore I Bhould he out of the
way. Shu liked my plan and kept on with
her work.
After a little, something about her motions attractod my attention, and t lot my
hands rest idly in my lap, whilo 1 walchcd
her hands ily. Article after article was
made smooth and shining and put by, with
very liulc effort, seemingly. At last she
shook out and spread ou the ironing
table a line, while linen apron, for one of
her little girls. It looked as though it
might "stick" a little, as there was here
and there a little starch sticking to it. I
noticed, as she took her iron from the gasoline stove, she gave it a rubor two on a
cloth, at her right hand. It was very much
browned by usage, and sent up a terrible
smoke. Then she ironed thai apron as easy
as possible.
Well ! 1 was astonished, and said, " I
would like lo know why your flatiron did
not slick one bit!" She looked pleased and
said, "Oh! don't you know ? Why, t always,
when I sin getting ready to do my ironing,
put some kerosene on that cloth nnd rub
every iron un it, as f take it from the move
and nothing ever sticks I had rather iron
the starched things than anything else."
I went home thinking it was wonderful
how much good a little kerosene could do.
I tried lhe next tima 1 ironed and hiivo always used it since. Some limy think I found
my bread burnt, but it was beautifully baked.
Tabli Manners for Children-
Drink from the cup-never from lhe sane-
Tea-moons ure left in thu saucer, not iu
the cup.
Mule ahlldrnn only have i .���* napkin arranged as a bib.
Making a noise, in either eal ing or drinking, is vulgar.
Always ohoorfully defer to ohlcr peoplo
and to gnosis,
I'at slowly, ami do not (ill the mouth
with largo quantities.
Kut tho foot' served, or quietly leave it
upon the plate without remark.
Never Intlmato a rude ot uncouth act,
even if committed by an older person,
Avoid drumming with the fingers cr tho
feet; it is the height of Impoliteness.
[fin doubt at any time os]to what is proper, follow tho example uf others of more
Patiently await the coming of your turn;
do not follow with tbo oyes the food served
to others.
Never unnecoisarily handle thc dishes, or
In any other manner c tidbit nervousness or
Do not feel obliged ti "clean up tho
plate ;'' especially do not make a laborious
display of doing so.
Do not ask for any particular part of a
fowl, or shnilar dish, unless asked your
protoronooj In that case always indicate
something, and if there be really no choice,
designate the portion vitll which the host
can most conveniently render service.
If tho handkerchief must ha used, lot it
be verv quiotly ; In ease that iH notpossible,
leave tho table for a moment, which may he
done in ease of a -sharp attack of coughing,
snoor.tng, or tbe like, without asking permission, the cause being manifest.
1 string beans tdioutd bo turned from the can
into u strainer and rinsod by pouring cold
water over them. Asa rule, these vege-
} tables are cooked enough in the canning,and
j when to be served should only be thorough-
i ly heated and properly seasoned. Tho
Simplest and best way of preparing these
| two vegetables is to add to a can of vege-
: tables, after being rinsed, onc large tea-
i spoonful of butter, one of sugar, one level
, teaspoonful of salt ami one gill of hot water.
Place on the fire and do not cook for more
than ten minutes.
(.'aimed corn ii excellent if prepared in this
manner: Turn the corn into the double
boiler and add half a pint of milk, one teaspoonful of salt and one tablespoouful of
butler. Place on the Ure until thoroughly
heated���say for about ten minutes, It ruins
corn to be over-cooked.
Dried Lima beans aro a delicious vegetable. Soak half a pint ovor night in cold
water. The next day drain off the water
aud rinse the beans in fresh water. Put thom
on the fire in one quart of fresh wator aud
cook slowly for two hours. Pour off all the
water except about a gill; then season with
a level teaspoonful of salt and a tablespoouful of butter, and cook ton minutes longer.
Another way is to pour off all the water
land add a gill of milk and the seasonings ;
tho cooking to bu continued for ton minutes.
Tho cooked corn and beans may lie mixed
just beforo being served, and making a
delicious succotash. There is almost nu und
lo tbo uses to which canned tomatoes can
he put for soup.*, sauces, entrees ; and as a
vegetable thoy aro of great value. The
storo-olosot should nover bu without a few
cans of this useful vui*etalilu.
Oonoernio; Oatmeal-
OaTmkai. Ukkad.���Uoil half n pint of oat
meal thoroughly in salted water nnd odd to
it three-fourths of a pint of milk; mix in
carefully one and a half pints of aiftud Hour
with three teaspoonfuls nf baking powder
aud half a tonspoontulof salt, (..reuse the
broad pan well, and hake in a moderate
Oatmkai. Cems. ���Mix with ono and a
half teaspoonfuls of finely-ground oatmeal,
hull* a teacupful of comment, one toaeupful
of Hour nnd a teaspoonful of baking powder.
Stir iu one tablespoonful of butter, two
tabloripnonfuls of sugar, oue teaspoonful of
salt an:ltwo tuacupntlsof milk. Put into
hot tins and bake in a quick oven,
Oatmkai. BisootT,*-*Hub a round table'
spoonful of buttor or lard into ono quart of
oatmeal Hour, and wet ll with ono pint of
sour milk, in which has boon dissolved oue
tuaspoonful of soda and one-half teaspoon
fill of salt. Uso enough flour to roll out to
about one inch iu thickness, nud bake in a
quick uvun.
Oatmkai, Mrsu.���Into two quarts of
boiling, salted water, add slowly one and
one half ciipfuls of oatmeal, and stir for a
few minutes ��� then set In a kettle of boiling
wator and boil threo houra. Serve with
cream and sugar. Raisings added to the
above make a doliolous dish.
Oatmiai- OniSPS,���One cupful of oatmeal
nearly halt a teaspoonful of salt ; mix to-
gether dry * cover with eold wator and lot
���land half an hour. Drain off the water and
ilrnp by spoonfuls on a tin, spreading as thin
as possible. Hake until brown and crisp ;
'o not scorch.
Oatmkai, BbAHOMAKtiB, ���A delicious
blancmange is made by stirring two heaping tahlospoonfuls of oatmeal into a little
cold water ; slir into a qunitof boiling
milk : flavor, and pour into molds to cooC
Serve with cream and sugar.
Oatmeai. OraoKBBS.���Wet ono pint of
flue oatmeal with one gill of wator ; add a
little salt; work it a few minutes with a
spoon, until you c;ui make it into a mass ;
place it on a board woll covered with dry
oatmeal ; make as compact as possible, roll
out carefully to one-sixth of an inch thick,
and cut into squares with a knife. Hake in
a very slow oven. A nice addition is two
heaping spoonfuls of desiccated eoc-ianut.
Oatmkai. Mitkins.���Two oupfuls of sour
milk, one teaipoo-iful of soda, two teaspoonfuls, of sugar, a little salt, and oat-
meal llour lo make a moderately thick
batter. Stir thc soda into tho milk, and
beat a few minutes before adding the other
ingredients. Hake in hot, well-buttered
gem pans. Woll-beaten egg add to the
batter improves it, but it is nico without,
Oatmkai, Ciikam Pitt,���.Mako the crust
dough after tho recipe given for crackers.
Roll thin. Cream filling.���Beat together
oue tablespoonful of flour, one egg and a
half a cupful of sugar ; add one cupful ot
rich milk ; sprinklu grated nutmeg over nil,
or flavor with lemon or vanilla. Hike with
lower arust only. Any pie requiring but
ouo crust may be made with oatmeal.
Care must be taken not to scorch tho crust
while the contents of thc pie aro cooking.
Kni.i.Kl) Oats.���One pint of rolled oats, a
little salt, and enough boiling water to
cover. Cook in a eusinrd kettle or in n
small tin [nil, set in a kettlo of boiling
water for half an hour. Stir often. Serve
with croam and sugar. This ia nicer for
breakfast than the oatmeal, as it is so
quickly cooked.
Moro Fighting in Bimiuli-
Captain Atkinson, who Is acting against
tho Kachins in tho Simn district, reporta
thnt the operations of the Palap column!)
have been attended with complete success,
Tho enemy's position was attacked from
both sides by Captain Atkinson and Lieutenant Drover, The former oflloer forced
his way at the head of his men through lhe
fence of a strong stockade, ami, crawling
over the roof of a block-house between the
loopholes, lonpod into thu midst of tho
Kachins, who were taken by surprise, and
drove them out. The position was carried
in brilliant stylo. Thirteon of the enemy
were killed, while tho British loss was two
killed and six wounded. According to intelligence telegraphed from Lnshiu under
date the Ith inst., a party of 45 men, under
Lieutenant French Mullen and iho native
nllloor Copal Singh, wont to Mottngyin on
tho 2ml inst, They found the placo occupied by 200 Kachins, who resisted tlio
British force. They were, however, driven
out with the loss of II killed.    There were
no casualties on thu British side,
A Bomanoa of The Lottery.
On Saturday afternoon-at tho quarterly
drawing of the Credit Collator Lottery
Bonds in Paris, and a few minutes bofore
the wheel of fortune was to bo set in motion,
a lady appeared with a bond of tbo 1HS!)
issue, upon which sho wanted to pay the
calls due in order that it might bo eligible
for a prize. The dork aaid it was too late,
us tho drawing was about to cnminonce, add
ing the conventional phrase of regret. Tbo
lady, however, bogged hard, and tho clerk
consented to submit her case to the board
of directors who had to attend the drawings'
Severalnuinhei's, saysaParis correspondent
had already been drawn while tho directing
were considering whether tho lady's offer
could be accepted���a matter of ,\ few francs
���when, oht freak of fortune, the number
of tho very bond whose fate was in susponce
came out for a prize of ��4000. Tho board
ultimately ruled that as the number had
oome out after the lady's offer the latter
would bo entertained. The clerk went down,
und after receiving the lady's money and
handing her a receipt for it, announced to
her that sho was ��4000 richer.
Canned Vo^eta-blm-
Some uf the oamtOtl and dried vegetables
make healthful and economical changes for
the table. These vegetables should bo
treated with groat care.    Canned peas end
The total gold production of Central
I Queensland for tho last year was 1130,000
I       with oro averaging 1 a/.. 1,'i dwt. to the
1     In n town not a hundred miles from London there is preached every year  what is
I known as a   "drunken sennun." It is   a
i temperauos  sermon.   It   was    instituted
many years ago by an old, eccentric man,
who hnnuoathod lo the town a public-house
oil condition that 10s. be deducted from tho
annual rent and given to a minister who  ,	
should pronoh a sermon against the evils of   carpal should havo an honored place in tl
intemperance, ' record,
Finland has women builders,
Canada has about 14,000 miles of railrond,
Creek wines nearly all turn to vinegar iu
The Romans built thc first dykes in Holland,
Chess is claimed to be taught in all the
Austrian public schools.
In China every village has its theatre -
every city has several.
It is said that the Chinese will soon con
trol the s'noetnaking trade in California.
In the industry of cigar making girls
engaged at piece work eainfrom Its. t ot'l n
week each.
In Saraar bee-hives hang in the form
of oblong gourds from tho branches of
Celery coffee is a new drink. It is Baid
to give renewed strength to the brain and
A disease peculiar to .lapan is called the
kake. It is believed to be the result of eating too much rice.
���The earliest American theatres were
built at Annapolis and Now Yoik, ITJ.'i;
Albany, 1760, aud Baltimore, 177.'!.
Tho Oueen of Saxony never had any children of her own, but aho is vory fond of
other people's children, especially if tbey
aro pretty.
Thu money dealt with by tho Loudon
Bankers' Clonring-houae for iho year ended
December .11 last reached  tho stupendous
total of ��6,481,000,000.
A luiy savor, coiiflsting of a three-sided
device, which enables the horse to insert
his head into tho manger, but duos not
permit any lateral movement of it, is a late
Kxolusive of worships, SSI vessels with a
total tonnage of 1,100,050 tons, were last
year launched in the United Kingdom.
Tho output fell abort ot that in 1801 by
aboiit 91,000 tons.
Jay Gould's original intention was to bo
a country editor, but he finally selected
nuothei road by which to reach the immense
fortune which he had in view from the beginning of his cateer.
The most indestructible wood is the
.larrah wood of western Australia, which
defies all known forms of decay, and is untouched by all destructive insects, bo that
ships built of it do not need to be coppered.
Two freehold premises atCornhlll, opposite the Hank of England, wero recently
oll'ored for sale, an.l the biddings reached
��157,000, wheu tho auctioneer bid ��100,-
000 on behalf of tho vendor, and the estate
was declared not sold.
In Home there is much talk about an old
beggar who used to frequent tha doors of
the Church of the Minerva, and who, dying
lately, was found to be possessed of 100,000
francs, which he had left by a properly
drawn up will to his threo children, who
were completely ignorant of their father's
An important step towards the solution
of the difficulty of finding employment for
old soldiers and sailors haa just been taken
by the truatees of the British Museum in
utilising tho services of commissionaires for
warding the galleries of the Natural History
Museum, and, in n lesser degree of tbe
British Museum,
Tho exact cost of a Cabinet Minister's full-
dress uniform is l'JD guineas, and this sum
has been expended lately by the mem-
'���era of tho Cabinet who are in ollico for the
first time. The coat of the elaborate tunic
is due chielly to the gold luce, in which it
Is simply smothered *. but such a tunic lasts
a lifetime, and those of the old Parliamentary hands are often very seedy.
Tho professors in the colleges of Spain
nro miserably underpaid, often receiving no
moro than (200 per year. Thoy endeavour
lomnke a small profit out of their textbooks, each requirin-j bis own book to be
used, Those hooks are frequently in manuscript, or, if printed, are aold at unusual
prices. The students, also poor, resort in
consequence to second-hand shops and tho
annual fair, where a specialty is made of
collegiate textbooks.
Professor Virehow has analysed "hunger-
brad," the bread eaten by the peasantry in
thc famine-stricken districts of Russia, and
finds that it is much moro nutritious than
the rye bread made in Cermany, The latter, according to au analysis of bread baked
in Berlin, contains but 604 per cent, of
albumen and (WH per cont. of fat, whilo
the "hunger-broil" contains 11*79 per
cunt, of albumen and 3*70 of fat.
If the Pacific could be laid bare, wo should
havo a most singular apectaelo. There
would bo a number of mountains witb
truncated tops scattered over it, and those
mouutnins would have nu appearance just
thn very reverse of that presented by tho
mountains we see on shore. Vou know Hint
the mountains on I be shore are covered with
cgetatiou at their bases, while their tops
nro barren or covered with snow ; but these
mountains would bo perfectly baro ut their
mars, nnd all round their tops they would
be covsrod with beautiful vegetation of
uoral polypes.
Most people have heard of rooms papered
with postage stamps, but the following
Instance of patient industry will probably
be new to many readers, lu a .Midland
county there stands an old country house
u which most of the apartments are of the
paeious size which was popular with
architects of a century or two ago. Well,
ihe walls of one of these chambers lias been
entirely covered with small shells, arranged
in a pattern rcBoinhliug roses, and with the
smallest distance possible between the
flowers. This considerable task was accomplished by two persons, a lady aud her
main. Tho effect of their labours is said to
bo extremely picturesque, But Ihey ure
nlso atnted to havo spout somo ten years in
the employment, nnd the inevitable Mies-
tion therefore arises, would not time have
been better occupied oven in the crochet
work of our grnndmothura ?
In a pair of fine shoes there are two sewed
pieces, two inner soles, two stiffening^, Iwo
pieces of steel to givu n spring to the instep,
two rands, Hi heel piece-,, two solo linings,
20 upper pieces , 30 taoks, 13 nails in the
heels, and twenty buttons, to any nothing
of thread both silk and llax ; but the wonder
is found iu thu rapidity wilh which these
multitudinous pices aro combined in a single complete work, for, as an experiment,
some of our shoo factories have from the
leather completed a pair of shoes iu less than
an hour and a half, and as a tost a single
pair of men's slices havo been finished in
twenty minutes.
One of thc prettiest miseroscopical studies
it- the examination nt tho lungs of a plant.
Most people do not know a plant has lungs,
but U has ; and its lungs aro in ils leaves.
Examined through a high power mtcrosoopo
every leaf will show thousands upon thousands of openings, infinitely small,of course,
hut each provided with lips, which, in
many species, aro continually opening aud
closing. These openings lead to tiny
cavities in '.lio body of the leaf, and by the
opening nnd closing of the cavity air is continually pnssing in mid out, so that tho act
of respiration is continually goiugon. The
Bap of the plant is thus purified, just at the
blood of an animal is eteared of impurities
by passing through thc lungs, and the
average sized tree will, therefore, in the
course of a day, do as much breathing as a
Princess Margaret of Prussia was married
standing on one of tbo most interesting bits
of carpot in existence, This was worked by
her mother, the Empress Frederick, nnd all
her children knelt on it when they were
confirmed. The present German Emperor,
Prince Henry of Prussia, aiul tho Princesses
Charlotte, Sophia, and Victoria wero married standing upon it, and it served a sad
der pirposo when tie coffin containing till
remans of the late Ktnpernr rested upon it.
Should a history of Interesting carpets be
over   written,    the    ISmpreSf   Fro lerick't*
���i-iirii Bay Trapper's Adventure win.
It was the nastiest scrape I ever got
into," aaid Jonathan Johnson as the trail
upon which were driving suddenly led down
Into the magnificent ravine in which Pipestone Creek wends it? sluggish way toward
the ijuappelle River through numerous
cranberry swamps ami muskegs.
" It was the nastiest scrape 1 ever got
into, and I'm going to tell yon all about
1 settled myself comfortably in the wagon
seat ready for a good story, fori knew that
Jonat ban in his young days had been an old
buffalo hunter nud could tell many a good
anecdote if ha would only allow* himielt to
be drawn out.
'"Twas nbont fifty ycara ago," said be,
"when these prairies were as wild as nature
made them and bufVu verc as thick as mice
in a bam, that I first came out here to hunt
and trap for the Hudson Bay Company. In
Ontario there were few who could beat me
as a hunter, but up to that time I didn't
know much about the Western big game.
Well, I noon found the favorite feeding ground
ofthe bultUIn, und that waa right aroundthiB
neighborhood. Many a hundred have I shot
within five miles of thia spot, but although I
havo had several narrow squeaka for my life,
only once camo near getting frightened to
death, and it happened right here.
" I hadn't exactly bcon hunting that day,
still I had my rifle with mo. I carried it
parity from habit, you seo, and also for the
very host of reasons���that I didn't have
any better placo to leave it. In thoie days
there weren't many of us hunters had auy
special homes in the West, and when the
weather was warm and clear we frequently
made loug trips, camping juat whero we
found ourselves at aut-Bct.
" Well, it was getting dusky on that
particular evening, so when 1 came to the
creek here, thinks I to myself I'll stay right
here ; ao after tethering the horse I
stretched out on the ground to enjoy my
" After lying perhaps an h .. I wns suddenly started by a peculiar rumbling noise
���it sounded like an underground disturbance. 1 tried to think iny fancy had deceived mc, but it kept getting louder and
louder, so finally I determined to go and
look around.
" I clambered tip that bank as fast as I
could, noticing thai* us I neared the top the
rumbling sound grew moro and more distinct, but strange to say, 1 never for a moment suspected tbe danger.
" Well, when I at length reached the
brow of the hill and looked over the sight
that met my eyes fairly froze the blood in
my veins.
" A living prairie of panting, struggling
buffaloes, and the whole herd under full
steam, stampeding and heading straight for
" My heart just fairly jumped into my
mouth, for thoy weren't more than a quarter of a mile away, but it wasn't any time
to stand thinking, so I just turned down
that ravine faster than I oould run-it
would kill a man to do it in cold blood, but
I knew I had to reach iny horBo or lose my
" As I neared the horse he plunged and
tore at the rope aa though be were crazy,
nnd it was evident that he had scented the
"I had got within twenty yards of him
wheu he made a frantic plunge, snapped the
rope, and away ho went. 1 turned in despair just as the first buffaloes reached the
brow ofthe hill, but 1 know how useless it
would be to waste ammunition. I think,
however, that I would have fought it mil
had I not thought of the muskeg, which
commenced about forty yards from where 1
stood. I knew that though I might get a
little way upon the quakini mass by being
very careful slill it would bo mighty poor
footing for a stampeding herd of buffalo.
There wasn't a moment to lose, so I headed
tor it as hard as I could run, but short as
the distance was I realized that it would bo
a close race between myself and the frightened brutes already surging down the atoep
bliiffs, heedless of anything excopt flight.
" Just as I reached the edge of tho morass the living wave broke upon the bottom
of the ravine, causing the quaking ground
to undulato in long swells which very nearly threw me headlong into the muddy
"I covered myself, however, and, making a desperate spring, landed upon one of
those small moss islands which float hero
and there upon thc surface of the quagmire.
One more leap and I had reached my limit.
I could get no further, for there wna not
another island within twenty feet.
" I turned and face J thesnorting, foam-
flecked mass of maddened buffa'.ues.
" One glance showed mo that only thc
extreme left of llie herd would face the
swamp���the great mass passing to tho
westward, still 1 knew lhat 1 had not yet
got outof the scrape.
" The first creature to reach the edge attempted to holdback, but hu tried in vain.
The irrisistible power behind drove him
forward lu bn doom, and wilh a loud bellow he sprung upon lhe nearest island, but
it was not built tn carry him, and he in*
stantly disappeared.
" 1 looked for tho Spot where he had
gone down, and saw to mv horror tint what
1 had crossed as salt land had uow sunk
under the combined weight of iho herd,aud
that between my frail raft and the dry land
was now fully eighty feet of quagmiro filled
with drowning and fighting animals, aome
of which wurekneo-deep, wnileothers barely had their noses out of tho wntor. The
struggles and cries of the poor creatures
wero liurriblo to witness, as one after another they were trampled under foot and
pressed under the water by tlm stronger
among the herd crowding forward.
"Untothis time but few of them had
succeeded in fighting their way through the
thick slime to the island upon which Iliad
refuge, and theso 1 had been forced to shoot
for my solf-protiiction.
"There was one, however, that nearly
proved too much for mo. A young and
sturdy bull aftor making a vigorous rush
uerosB the backs of the others, during which
ho slipped and half (ull three or four times,
only torccovor himself with a snort of terror,
finally reached the end of hla living bridge,
and, gathering hiuiHelf for a last effort, at
templed to spring upon my stronghold.
Fortunately for me, the gnat follow slip
ped, and falling short, succeeded only iu
striking the island with his imissive woolly
" As a matter of course the shock throw
me off mv teot and when I had recovered
myself the bull had got one lag upon the
moss and had half raised himself from lh
" My rifle was empty so I wielded it as a
club, striking him upou tho nose until his
roars echoed down the ravine j but for all
my clubbing Icruld not drive him back and
in another instant he had secured a footing
with the other leg.
"Never shall 1 forget the agony ot that
moment��� standing ns I did upon a small
moss island scarcely twelve foet in diameter, witb a bottomless quagmiro all round
and an curaged buffalo drawing me resist-
lessly into Iho folds of the heaving, bubbling mud, In which were either dead or
dying a full hundred of thc wild cattle.
" At the moment 1 remembered my hunting knife and drawing it from my belt drove
it to the hilt into tho bull's neck.
" Tho blow was a good one and aa the
warm life blood poured from his mouth and
nostrils, I knew that I was saved. A moment later tbo huge, strong form sank lifelessly into the mire ; the island righted
itself aud I was again master of the'situation.
"The rest was comparatively easy, al
though on one occasion 1 had as many as a
do/en struggling animals close round me,
and all clamoring for admittance at thc
samo lime. But tho poor creatures wen
loo weak lo raise themsolvos ; ill fact, mosl
of them Bunk without causing mo muoh
trouble, and very soon all became still, bui
no t r had the moon shone down upon a more
ghastly -.(niggle   for existence than had occupied tha last half hour.
'After easting around for soma time for
a means of reaching the shore I finally sue*
ceedod in crossing upon the backs of the
dead buffaloes, but it wns ticklish work.
" Well, to out a long story short, for this
is my farm which we are coming to, I
managed lo get enough hides out of that
pool to make my trip a very profitable nne,
but I had to get a new horse before I could
market them, for the old one I never saw
The advance in the number and variety
of use- to which aluminum is being turned
day after day is extraordinary. The metal
was practically not known until the present
century waa six or seven years old ; aluminum works were not started until 1859,
when an humble plant waa exected in Eng-
gland for the manufacture of the metal. It
had a struggle for existence until 18S5,
when it collapsed.
That same year, however, aluminum
manufacture waa commenced both in Germany and in the United States, and in both
countries it has flourished greatly. It is
what is known as the " Cowles patent" pro.
cess that was started originally there, tho
process being a reduction of the metal from
alumina under tho intense heat of electric
currents. Fur the last fourorlive years, a
second company known ns tho Pittsburg
deduction Company, has been in operation
iu the same manufacture, Both of thuso
companies, we understand, are going to
make exhibits at the Chicago Exposition ;
and tho aluminum display will probably
yield in Interest lo nothing shown at thc
Largo quantities of tho metal aro used tor
soldiers'accoutrements, both infantry and
cavalry, in Germany, as thc accoutrements
mado of it greatly relieve both man and
horse of the load thoy have to carry. A
yacht and a racing shell are both being constructed of aluminum under thc auspices
of a Philadelphia boat builder, thc completion of the shell iu particular being watched by oarsmen all over tho country with intense eagerness.
The grill-work around the elevator shafts
and along the hallways of the new Venetian and Monadnock buildings in Chicago
are of aluminum. It saves polishing and
washing, and only an occasional dusting
is required to keep it ctoan and bright, A
Chicago dealer has given an order for the
manufacture of 20,000 koi'ak cameras of the
new metal, which will bo lighter and
stronger than those ordinarily made.
Bicycle wheels have been made of it; but
they are not strong enough wheu constructed of unalloyed metal, and the alloy of another metal adds weight.
A company has been formed in East St.
Louis for the manufacture of aluminum
table-ware, and thoy expect that their venture will be an immense success.
In the Dark Domnln That AH Hnit
Traverse Alone.
Silence and shadows surrounded him.
Silence, broken only by the whispers of
those who ministered to his voiceless needs.
Shadows that lengthened and darkened
as the day grew old.
Silence, pierced now and then by a stifled
sob from the inner room.
Shadows that lay heavy on mourning
The blinds wore drawn, the shutters bow-
cd in the room where he kept hiB royal
Hia throne, a satin casket.
Hia Bceptcr, a spray of tho valley lily
clasped in his frozen hand.
His crown, the invisible circlet that death
lays upon the brow.
Outside the snow had drifted in curving
banks. It wan no whiter nor so cold as tho
little hand thnt held the lilies.
Tho wind that swept through tho bare
branches of tho trees seemed but an echo of
tho mother's moan.
Tho Bim that shone upon tho white expanse of snow mocked her grief.
Only yesterday he was a laughing, rosy
buy, whom she chid and caressed, loved aud
To-day n crowned king in the realm of
tho ailent.
0,profound mystery of death that changer*
tho loved, tho familiar, into something
Btrnngo and awful.
They told mo with bated breath of how
he had suffered, and one bent low to my ear
and murmured, "Hia little face was ao
pain-drawn at lirst. See bow peaceful and
content lie lies now."
Peaceful !   Surely.
Content 1    Who ahall aay?
1 toes one willingly let fall the trcsh gathered rose''.
Is one content when thu brimming cup is
ilashed from tho ready lip '(
Tho dewy fragrance of the uew-blownrose
is most sweet.
The bead upon tho wine of life sparkles
in tho early sunshino.
Who would not wear tho rose a littio
longer .
Who would not drink deeper of the amber wire?
0, then pale and silent King '. doff thy
dread majesty and come once more among
Listen to that cry ! 'Tia thy mother.
'Tie " Rachel wlio weeps and will not be
comforted." Break, for her sake, break
thy cold silcueo.
In a little whi'e the impatient earth shall
throw off her mantle of anow. Then shall
be seen a myraid lifo upon her brown aud
beautiful bosom.
Thu lush and tender crass shall servo for
a couch if only thou wilt come back to us,
The crocus ahall dot thy h��d with its brilliant bloom. From thc diat uit woodland
the breezes of spring shall bring the lingering fragrance of the sweet arbutus, and
around thy young head shall circle the
nurslings of the air tempting thee to juin
them in their joyous frolics.
Is thoro aught iu thu silent kingdom
which can compare with the life thou hast
known, ihc love thou hast left ?
It is in tain that thu empty arms are
extended. Jn vain thu lunging heart entreats.
From beneath the closed eyelid thoro
cotues no ray of light. From the scaled lips
uo word of comfort,
Must it lie always so?
Comes tlitre nol a day wheu the shadows
are lifted, the silence broken ? Comes there
not n time wheu the empty anus ure filled,
lhe longing heart satisfied ?
Hope springs eternal. Faith lifts expectant eyes.
The Extinct Moa-
For nges before its occupation by man,
Now Zealand swarmed with great wingless
birds, which found hero no carnivorous
enemies, but an abundance of vegetable
food. Tbe moas not only existed in vast
numbers, and for thousands of years, but
had such diversity of form as to embrace no
less than seven genera, containing twenty-
live species���u remarkable fact which is unparalleled in any other part of the world.
The commonest kinds in the North Island
were only from two and one-half to four
foet high. Those of lhe South Island were
mostly from four lo six feet tall, while the
giant forms, reaching twelve and fifteen feet,
were always rare.
Immense deposits of moa bones have been
found In localities to which thoy appear to
have been washed from the hills In tertiary
times. Skeletons ou tho aurface of thc
ground, with skin and ligaments still attached, have given the impression that
these birds have been exterminated in verv
recent years, but other facta point to a different conclusion, Tradition Booms to show
that the moa became extinct in the North
Island toon after the arrival of the Maoris
in New Zealand���that is, not less ihan 40
to flOO years ago���and In the South Island
about full years later. Tho fresh-appearing
skin and ligaments are supposed to have
eon preserved by unusual favorable conditions.
Ji^^s.g. -���_.   ���     .���   .--i. .__ i-.-.._i.,.j
a Memorable Voyage win- a Mail Captain,
1 was going aboard the bark Storm King
as she lay in the Liverpool docks about ready
to sail fo;- Jamaica wilh a general cargo,
wheu I stumbled upon a ragged and dirty
old woman who looked to he a full hundred
years old. She bad a voice as shrill as a life,
and as she held out her hand for a gift sho
cried out:
" Don't go in that ship. Her Captain is
crazy. Look out for the Captain. He's a
big man, with red hair and blue eyes, and
when he amih-s it's the devil in him trying
to break loose \"
" What craftareyou speaking of';" I asked, as I handed her a coin.
"The Storm King, my lad. Don't go in
her |"
The bark lay In a dock a long way above
ua, and it struck me as a bit queer that she
should have hit her off so correctly, I had
signed at n shipping ollico as able seaman
and bad not seen the Captain yet.
"What's the matter with ihc Captain, did
you say ?"
" He'sorazy. Nobody knows its yet, but
it's the living truth, sir. If you go with him
voil'll meet with wreck and death. Ah 1
but it's* dreadful to see him rub his hands
together liko a great tiger sharpening his
claws to tear you to pieces."
Aa I passed along she kept calling to me
not to ship aboard thu Storm King, and by
the time 1 was alongside the bark 1 found
myself considerably upset. I was in that
state of mind when a word would turn me
either way. They woro getting ready to
warp her out, and aa I stood on the rail luting a look at her decks tho male sang out
to mo:
" Now, my lad, if you have signed articles
for this voyage, jump down and make yourself handy, for wc nre to snil with this
He spoke grullly, bin there was a kindly
ring in his tone, and I was soon nt work
witb the rest. Had he blustered nt me 1
should have made oil", fur I had received no
advance, and was not indebted to the
boarding house man for a single meal. We
soon had the bark out of dock and a tug
hold of her, nnd it was not until after wo
had had our supper that I saw the Captain
or recalled what the old woman had said.
whose name was Mr. Watson, was evident'
ly a thoroughgoing man, but not a tyrant,
while tho aecond mute went about his work
in a quiet way and showed no disposition to
bully anybody. Wo had a erewof fourteen
men, which made us strong handed, and the
provisions were fresh and good. Therefore,
after the watches had been choosen and I
was sent to the wheel, with the bark pushing her way down tho Irish Channel with a
fair wind, I thought I had reasons to congratulate myself on being aboard such a
It was just at sundown that ('apt. Lucas
emerged from hiB cabin, and the instant I
got sight of him my heart gave a jump.
The old woman had correctly described hit
personal appearance. He stood fully six
feet in his stockings, weighed about 200
pounds, and had the appearance of being n
Samson in strength, \ ou'd look for a deep
voice and a sort of heartiness about such n
man, but Capt, Lucas had neither. As I
watched him pacing tho quarter duck while
he smoked his cigar, Ids step reminded me
of the movement of a wild animal. It was
a gliding, shifty step, ns light ns n woman's,
but with n sort of crouch to it, as if a spriny
was meditated His eyes kept travelling
from point to point iu a furtive way, and a
queer smile oame and went almost ns regularly as if worked by machinery. As ho
walked nud smoked be had a way nf nibbing his hands which made you wonder il he
was not softly purring at the same time. 1
didn't liko tho looks of bim at nil, and as he
stood by me for a moment 1 felt us creepy
as if aroused from a dream in which I hnd
seen murder done,
Tho cook was the only man in the ship
who bad sailed with the Captain before. He
was a colored man and had probably never
looked tho master in the face. What the
mates thought I did not ascertain until some
days later, but such of tbe men as caught
sight of the Captain voted him a " queer
'un." There are four men aboard ship
whom Jack Tar sizes up iu rotation. The
Captain conies first, of course. The other
three take their cues from him. If he is a
bully, both matus will curso und drive in
order to curry favor. Thu cook will not
only bearrogantaudimpertinent, bin skimp
the men in order to save storeB and score n
pjint for himself. Tho Captain's steward
plays no part, aa his duties do not bring
liim in contact with the men, and nil the
sailors look upon bim wilh great contempt,
Hy the timo wo were off soundings wo made
up our minds lhat the Storm King wasn
very proper craft, but it was nlso plnin thai
lhe mates did not exactly know what to
make of the Captain. He-muy havo been
communicative at mealtime, bui ho entirely
ignored them while on deck. Vou wouldn't
have believed him n sailor nt all but for tho
way he kept his feel. Ho showed no inter
est in things goiugon around him, but ns
lout* as he was on deck hu wulkt-d lo and
out for exercise, and seemed to be wholly
wrappod up in his own thoughts, Every
man who hnd tbe wheel when the Captain
was on deck came forward to declare that
it gave him the shivers   lo have him conn
We hnd been out t-ltven days and bad
logged off a fuir run most of the time when
it fell a dead calm. The last of tlio brce/.t
left us at about 8 o'clock in the morning*
The weather was very hot and the sky
Without a cloud, and about HI o'clock, as
thu bark wns rolling heavily on a ground
swell and the sails Blattering like lhe report
nf field pieces, everything was made snug.
On board ovory sailing ship both Captain
and mate tnko the noon observation at the
samo time, nnd both work it out afterward,
The two nre then compared. The only
thing we hnd seen Capt. Lucas put bin hand
to was to tako this observation, At noon
of tlds day both mon "shot the s
usual, and retired to the cabin, Some of
the watch off duly Were below auiliulocp,
while others wero on deck washing llieir
clothes. The walch ou deck had knocked
off work and were waiting for dinner when
Mr. Watson emerged from the cabin with a
wild, scared look on bis faeo and nini* for
ward almost to the mainmast. When he
hailed, Im glanced this way und that, liken
man who wanted to run, but he pulled himself together after a bit und went aft to the
saoond mate on the quarter deck and began
to talk in an excited way. The cook now
called to dinner, but while we were yoi
staring and wondering Capt. Lucas appear-
ed anil roared out at the top of his voice :
" Lay aft, the crew ! Every man in the
bark, lay aft'."
He had a double-barrelled fowling piece
in his hands, and while his face was as pale
as death his eyes bad lhe shine and glint oi
a wild beast's. Some of the men hung back
a bit, whispering to each other that till
skipper was crazy, but presently all of us
had gathered around him. 1 look notice
that both mates seemed to bo badly upiet,
and that Mr. Watson did not look tho Can
bain in the face.
" Mm," began the skipper .is wc waited
for him to apeak, "youhnvoull oonsplred
to deceive inc. My observation just now
proves that the bark is 000 miles north ol
hor true course. There is a conspiracy hero
to murder me and run away with the oraft,
but 1 have discovered il in time to defeat
it. My mates arc more guilty than the rc3t
of you, and they must leave tho ship. Pill
a breaker of water and a bag of biscuits in
the starboard quarter boat and lower hor
We stood for a moment liko men turned
to stone, each wondering if bis cars deceived him. Tho Captain looked from man to
man and then cocked the gun and lifted ii
io his fnce nnd said :
"Mr. Watson, provision lhe boat and
lower her away."
Now the entire crew moved as one man,
S'ou couldn't fall to understand lhat the
[Captain   wns out of his head and ready to
:lo some tf-rriblo thing, Wc were not over
:en minutes getting thc-hr-nt into the water
and as wc worked away I think every man
hoped to -jo in her. Four or five of us wero
slipping over the rail when tbe skipper
" Hack with yon lliere ! Now, Mr. Watson, you and Mr. Hope get into the boat l"
Had there been any show for it we should
have made the Captain prisoner, as it was
clear to every man that he had lost his
mind, but he was on his guard, and would
have fired into us at the first move. The
mates smartly
and each taking an oar, they pulled right
away until out of gun-shot. The Captain
lost much of his ferocity as they rowed
away, and after a bit he lowered tin- hammers of his gan, smiled to the right and left
of him, nnd very quietly said :
" (io forward and get your dinners, aud
the watch below will turn in. I will select
new mates later ou.''
Ho entered his cabin, and fifteen minutes
inter the steward told us he wns sound
asleep. As aoou as we learned this we began to signal to tho mates to return. Tho
becalmed bark was going ull around the
compass 04 she rolled, and the boat ap-
prouchod her from the bows. She was
within hnlf pistol shot when Captain Lucns
suddenly appeared among ns holding a revolver in his hand. lie had doubtless
fflignod sleep in hopes to trap us. As soon
ns thu males caught sight of bim they sheered oil'and rowed with all their might) but
they had come too near. He lifted his
pistol, held bis arm as rigid as a bar of iron
lor 10 seconds, and ihc bullet fie sent
Struck Mr. Hope at the comer of lhe left
oyo and tumbled him over dead. Mr.
Watson at once threw himself tint down,
nnd UlOllgll the Captain tired at him five
limes ho wus not hit.    Whon lie hud fired
bis lust bullet, the madman strode aft, disappeared fora moment,and when we caught
sight of him uguiu he hnd the fowling piece
iu his grasp, He shouted m us to lay nft,
nnd when wo hnd gathered as before he
' Men, I am sorry yon have been led into
'his thing, but I - annul pass over such conduct. I have the legal right to Bnoot every
one of you, but I shall not entoree it. Yon
muat all leave the bark, however. (Jet the
longboat oil the chocka !"
To olear away the heavy longboat and
get her over the side ia a good bit of work
With an nllicer to direct, nnd you enn understand what a mess we made of it with no-
body to give orders und the crazy Captain
walking to nnd fro with a gun iu his hands.
It took us two full hours, and we were for
piling into her and alioviitg off at once when
the skipper called ���
" Delay, there '. I'm not going to send
you adrift to perish of hunger a.id thirst.
Provision tho boat."
Wc --ot two breakers of fresh water, a lot
of biscuit, a big lump of salt horse and some
rnw potntoos. By order of the Captain the
tewurd brought us some canned fruits, a
spare compass and a lantern. Just ns w**
were ready to shove off ho brought us a
gallon of rum and two pounds of tobacco,
uud sa'd :
' When you reach Liverpool, I want you
to tell tho truth about this affair, Your
course is due south."
He leaned over tho rail and watched us
as we rowed uway. The quarter boat had
drifted awny about hnlf a mile, and wo
bended directly for it. Mr. Wutaon wns
till lying concealed, though he hnd taken a
ly peep now and then and informed himself
of what was goiugon, The body of Mr,
Hopo was already growing cold. Under
the oircumBtances every man wns forget-
ting rid of it at onco, nud it was lifted over
the rail without much ceremony or loss of
time. Mr. Watson then explained thut he
had suspected thc Captain's unsoundness ��f
mind ever since the day of sailing, and that
uiir plan would be to get back oil board,
overcome him, and tnko the bark back to
Liverpool. But how to get aboard wns tho
juestton. The Captain was no longer to be
���eon, but wo did not doubt thnt he would
be on the alert, und it was a sure thing
thut bu would lull ilnvi' or four men if he
lired into ua with tlio double-barrelled gun.
During tho rest of the afternoon wc main*
tallied our position, and lhe calm was unbroken. Just at dark n steam freighter
from New York for Liverpool was sighted
from lhe west, and after a pull oi two miles
we intercepted her nnd told our story and
asked for help. It was promptly refused,
the Captain Baying he would not be justified
l'Ki'ii.usi; tin: lives
of bis men, Wo then rowed back to the
bark and made use of the two beats to approach her from opposite sides. 1 was iu
the longboat with Mr, Watson and others.
Wo were sneaking up to the port bow very
[iiiolly when there was a Hash and a report
from tho rail, and four of us were hit with
wan shot. The distance wna so great, how-
ver, lhat no one was seriously burl. Wo
were compelled to row away and evolve
somo other plan, No onc had n thought of
leserting the bark and her made skipper,
At midnight wo got a breeze from tlio
north, and the barkdrovcoffwith bar broadside to it. At daylight the wind shifted l'o
ho northeast and blew harder, but all wc
jOllld do was to follow after lhe craft. At
noon n brig out of St. John's came up with
us, and wo boarded her and told our story.
Her Captain declined to lake any risks, the
moro especially as Capt. Lucas could now be
seen walking the quorter-deck of the bark.
You will find it on record at Lloyd's that
followed lhe Storm King for six nights
nmi live days, during which time she drilled
almost to the A/ores.   We encountered and
appealed to live different vessel.", but got
no help from nny of them. Toward night
of the fifth day, not having seen anything
of Captain Lucas for twenty-four hours, we
nerved ourselves up and boarded llie bark.
After tho whole lot of us were on hor deck
four men skulked aft to surprise and blind
the Captain, but be wasnownore to bo found.
Wo searched hiiih nud low beforo we gave
up, hut were forced at last to realize that
hehai.enileilhislifebyjiimpin'-overboard.  It
was probably a deliberate thing with him,
as In* bad fust undro-scd and carefully folded all his garments, and tho dishes ho had
eaten from had boon washed and returned to th** pantry, Wo ran the Imrk to
the A/ores to wntt for Instructions, and
lllOro every man descried her as soon as
her anchor was down.
Ill Olden Tlmo* Tliey Hero lieiurnlll Hi-
gnrdail as Tokens of Aultiorliy,
Once thoro wns a peculiar significance attached to rings. They were regarded as a
token of authority, lhe Emperor's signet
ring placed in the hands of an official invested him for tho lime with his master's
Kings aro first mentioned iu thc Bible in
Genesis, chapter list and 42d verse : "And
Pharaoh took his ring from his hand and
put it On Joseph'a hand, and made him
ruler ovor all K-'Vpt." When the Israelites
uonqneredtho Midianitos tbey "look all
their rings and bracelets and offered them
to the Lord." Ahasuorus gave the ring from
his bands to tho Hebrews' worst enemy,
thus giving him unlimited control todo with
them and tholr property whatever bo pleased. The father received Ids prodigal son
joyfully, and sealed his forgiveness by putting a ring Oil his hand, says Mrs. Henry
Ward Beooher in Oodoy's Magonine.
The Egyptians regarded their rings both as
business vouchers and as ornaments, the signet rings being always used for sealing documents, and however used, their rings Were
always burled with them-andinlateryeara
are often found in their tombs. The signet
ring was usunll* of bronze or Bllver; but
among the Hob gold rings won.* used for ornaments, Ivory or blue porcelain were
worn by the poor, Plain gold rings, engraved with some motto or the head of their
deities, wore much prized ; and three or four
were often worn on the lingers and also on
the thumbs. Among lhe lews no ono was
ni full dress without the signet ring, nnd
ladles had their rings set profusely wilh
costly t-eiiis���rubies, emeralds, nnd chrysolites being the most valuable
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Our L
It is interesting to look over the list nf
members nnd note their peculiarities. Mr.
Davie, the Premier, is perhaps the hardest worked official, In fact lie appenrs to
have a genius for work. The leading hills
nf the season have been introduced by
bim. lie is a strong debater, and is
fearless and progressive. The Provincial Secretary, Mr. Baker, is an earnest
nr.d pursuasive speaker, creating few, if
am- antagonisms, and ably attending to
the duties of his department. The Land
Commissioner, Finance Minister, and
President of ihe Council are all strong
men, and experienced legislators. Our
own member, Mr. Joseph Hunter, is perhaps the most numerous speaker of the
House, He is thoroughly posted,always
urbane-aml baa a faculty of putting a
question to an apponent calculated to upset his fine spun theory. Prominent a-
nioiig the Opposition is of course, M *.
Heaven. He is industrious, a good
parliamentarian, with lhe Government
when it comes to voting money for Vic-
torii, but against it no matter what it
does, on all other subjects. His chief
fault is that he is ton wordy, and over
technical. Mr. F. C. Cotton of Vancouver, editor ofthe News-Advertiser, is a
bout the most sensible man anion*,' the
so called independents. He is seldom
on his feet unless he has something to
say, courteous, able and dignified. Brown
of New Westminster, Postmaster-shotgun membi r. undoubtedly represent-, ihe majority sentiment in his city-
He is too unguarded in his public utterances, and tuxes his vocal organs to a
much greater extent than his brains.
Mr, Kitchen of Chilliwnck is another
member, who speaks [oo much, and too
often, in fact he is the most rambling talker in the legislative body, and some
means should be found to restrain him.
Occasionally he has sonic '���ond ideas'
and his bill winch maybe cited as the
'���Wide Tire Act 1893" is nol a bad one.
It ought not go into effect however until
January, 1S95. Mr. Morneof Vancouver
i-. a useful member. He is an Independent, but votes generally with the Government. He is a good man on committees where much of ihe real work is done
and he sets a good example to others by
saying nothing when he has nothing to
Editorial Notes.
Victoria is to have new Provincial build
jngs, and New Westminster is to be placated with a bridge across Fraser Creek.
It seems pertinent to enquire why money
could not be found to build a bridge in
Comox to take [lie place of the rjtlen
structure on our leiding highway, the
use of which is constantly endangering
human life,
We arc glad to see that the Dominion
Government is begining to do justice, although tardy, lo this Province. The additional supplementary estimates broiiffhl
down provided $70,0110 for lhe defence of
Esquimalt, $2,500 for William Head quarantine and $15,000 for detent! n buildings
at the same place, $joo,ooo for new buildings at Victoria, $2,200 for experimental
farm at Agasiz, for iJic improvement of
Columbia Kiver, below ihe Kooterwy,
$t. 200, removal of snags in .Sumas Kiver
$5cfr, Okanagan Kiver,$i,5oo, and $6,800
for the Indian department of this prov-
Now lei lhe Premier find room for a
British Columbia man in his Cabinet.
We think Minister Foster made a serious blunder ir, treating ihc amendment
of censure of the treasonable language of
Mr. Wallace as a declaration of non-con
fitlence. .Mr. Wallace admitted the
charge that he had promised thc Orange
Grand Lodge at Kingston that tlie.Or-
sngemen of Canada would send aid lo
llieir Ulster brethcrn in the event of active resistance being offered to ihe home
rule scheme. What was this but inciting to open rebellion? It did not matter
lhat the motion had been sprung for
party advantage. The government should
have takca lhe initiative and promptly re-
pri madded the offending member, who
was the controller of customs. By its action in voting down the motion it has
declared that such language is not descry
iny of censure, and llie sooner il recedes
from that position ihe better. The Ul-
sieritcs like everybody else will have to
submit to the law, and tbe Conservative
pirty cannot afford to aid and abet them
iu their unlawful schemes. We think if
Sir John Thompson had been at home
this affair might have terminated quite
li-.-r.th ��r l-nth-ir llt-i-rloi, one of Itl Shin*
in-; l.l<;lita Minc-i of the Coiumuully,
financially, but not In lu Attempt t*
Convvrt the World.
The death of "Father" Henrici, of
the Economist Society, located at Economy, in thin state, probably marks an important era in the history of tho moat
remark ubl') eommnnistic society ever in
existence in this country. Other organizations have failed, but the EeonomitflP,
or the Harmonists, as they are more
properly called have been invariaby
prosperous, until their property is now
estimated at many millions of dollars.
Tho soeieiy owea its organization to
George ttapp, of Wurtemborg (born
1770, died im?) who believed that he
wns called upon to restore Christianity
to its primitive condition. Ho founded
the society on the principles of the first
Christian society in Jerusalem, when all
goods were held in common, and whoso
lirst renegades were Ananias and
Supphiru, whu Hod about giving up their
whole property, and were killed by tha
lioly Ghost, as laid down iu tho Scrip-
tun* narrative. Rapji also laid down
celibacy as a cardinal principle of society, as it would lend to a lessening of
the population and 11 turning away from
the fleshy lusts to considerations of a
higher nnd holier typo and in imitation
of Jesus (.'h-*i*-t. much after tho ideas
recently laid down by Count Leo Tolstoi.
These views did not meet entire success iu Gormany owing to official oppositions and the society moved in ISO."- to
Butler county, this state, where they
bought hind nnd immediately became
prosperous at the settlement called Harmony. Ten years after they sold out uud
moved to New Harmony, Ind., but conditions did not exactly suit them, and
in 188-1 they sold out to Robert Owen,
who hud views of bit* own and desired
to establish a society, The Harmonists
returned to Ponusylvonitt nnd settled at
Economy, a few miles north of Pittsburg, where they have remained ever
since and hnvc been very prosperous
commercially, but have not met with
the expected success in proselyting the
Twenty years ago they numbered
1,800 souls; to-day there uro only SW)
and are fust diminishing, with a pros*
uect that they will be entirely extinguished before long. Of recent years the
acquisitions to the society have been
largely those whose cupidity have led
them to hope for a share "of the spoils,
but with characteristic foresight the
members have been chary of admitting
these. Recently the notorious Doctor
Teed, of Chicago, tried to get possession
of the funds, nnd it is hinted that the
dentil of Henriei has helped his plans.
The Economises are a trite example
of a body of people who having seen
some truth clearly, tnke it for thu whole
truth and reject others equally patent.
Communism of a certain kind may be
well enough. It is held by many to be
the coming principle of the long promised millennium, when evil shall be oast
out and fraternity and equality dominate the human race. The kind of communism practiced by the Economists is
entirely different from that preached by
the wild agitators iu other parts of tho
world. Ho far they have been fortunate
in having wise leaders who have husbanded their resources and kept the body
from dissolution by using somo very
Common sense ideas. Hut this could
not universally prevail in this age, und
the Economists have succeeded, not because their ideas were right as a whole,
hut because the lenders nave been able
to control the compact organization.
Celibacy has kept the numbers down,
nnd deaths have recently been more
numerous than acquisitions.���-Philadelphia Inquirer.
Km-i]- -in-! IIU Workmen,
One of tho greatest manufacturing en
tablishiueuts in tho world is the Krupp
cast steel works at Enaen in Germany,
Experiments at improving the condition
ofthe laboring peoplo employed thero
have been going on for twenty-five
years, during which period the number
of employees has increased from 8,000
to 25,000, and, with their families, from
80,000 to 85,000 persons. For twenty
years before 1H70 the condition of the
people in tho growing town was verv
unsatisfactory, and landlords and trailers practically robbed them. The sanitary condition was very bad, the annual
death rate being over ���"���i per emit, of tho
population. Theso conditions led to
revolutionary aud socialistic meetings
and outbreaks, and finally to a great
strike in 1K7*2 that lusted six weeks.
Tho firm had already been building
houses for its employes, nnd now took
hold of matters with more energy and
determination. According to thn Providence Telegram its efforts have resulted
in tho erection of over three thousand
seven hundred comfortable dwellings
and in the establishment by the firm of
large stores to free the peoplo of the exactions of tho old traders.
The scheme which hns been earned
out consists of four branches: 1, Tho
building mid renting of workingim n'g
dwellings. 2. The linn's co-operative
stores and boarding accommodation for
unmarried workmen. 8. The treatment
and prevention of sickness and disease.
4. insurance against accident nnd sickness; pension fund, savings banks, etc.
To these are also added the establishment of common ami industrial schools,
the education of apprentices and the
training of young girls in housekeeping j
humanitarian rules in factory work; ns-
sisiuncejn maintaining religious teachings, and in charity work, In buildings
the firm huve invested about ft8,0OO,O(X>,
They refuse lo sell thelu to their men,
fearing tbey might thus pass into the
hands of speculator**. A CO operative
stent, alreii'ly existing in 18(18, wns
bought by the company and Its scope
enlarged. All sales are on a cash basis.
Anybody can buy from it. but tjio employes only are entitled to books, in
which all purchases are entered, and at
the end of n year they receive a cash ro-
bate proportioned to the amount of thoir
sales. This store now comprises perhaps fifty branch establishments, such
as fifteen retail groceries, a shoe factory
nnd stores, clothing establishments und
so on, And among the employes of
these stores are more than 500 widows
and daughters of workmen.
The best thing about this, as we learn
from recent report on the subject, ia
that Mr. Krupp does not consider the
money be bus invested in these enterprises as spent in charity, but as a judicious outlay which has brought him in
us gooil a return in money as his outlay
lu any other direction.
Stum- KIiili-irule Salmon*-,
Scissors nre not the common ordinary
steel affairs they used to be. Now their
handles are incased in gold or delicately
colored enamelling. One of theso elaborate pairs of scissors may be bought
with au individual scissor case. It consists of a pair of good sized scissors,
with the handle inerusted in pink enamel. The scissors are tucked within a
case of light pink kid, the edges of which
are bound in silver. Ono case recently
displayed in tho window of a jewelry
store iH of dark-rod Russian leather, fastened with a gold clasp. Within are six
pairs of scissors of varying mzo, each
pair resplendent with handles of repousse gold.
It '"  I   '"
���Union 1 ivery
���    AND-
Peed        Stasis
���{- y-
All Kinds of Teaming   Done.
Horses and   Pigs  fcr Hire af
���&.X.L    TIMES
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always on
hand and delivered at short
Also all kinds of Moulding,
Lath, Sawn and Split Shingles, and dressed I'ine and Cedar always on hand.
Orders  promptly executed.
m QldSIi
Which we possess will do
your stumping speedily, neatly, and at reasonable rates.
u 0
0 Norman   McLeod ��
0 v
0     The    justly     celebrated ��
0 - 0
0   Clydesdale,      will    travel ,j
" through  the District  this ,J
0 season. 0
? R. Grant & L Mounce, [���
0 Props. Union, 8. C <<
G, B Leighton
At the   Efty, Comcix, D. 0.
Black-.mithing  ami  Repairing
of a I kinds
Carriage Work and Horseshoeing a specia' y
Nanaimo   Saw  Mill
��� a
Sash and  Door Factory
A Haslimi, I'm,.. Mill ��'.. I'OikixS3. Tel. ID
Niiiiuiino II. C.
A complete stock nf Rough Mid Dressed
Lumber always on hmulj also shingles,
bulls, Pickets, Uu.rs, Windows and
Winds, Moulding, Scroll sawing, Turnina
and all kinds of wood finishing furnished
Cedar,     While   I'ine,     Ueilwn, I.
All orders accompanied withCASH prompt
ly and carefully attended lo,
Slimier Kstcll
11 rubor and onlsidc tow ing done lit reason
able rates.
F.  W.  Hart
Manufacturer,   Importer,   Wholesale
auJ ��ota:l  Dealer    in
"-.'/���  Laigest E.slal',;s|l:ncnl of its kind.
j."44 Cordova SI.      Vancouver,    U. C
J. VV. McCann
Carpenter    *
And Rudder
General Job Work
Courtenay B, 0,
Fraser jiThomas
Stage and Livery Business
Stage connects with al!  steamers at
tiro Hay.
.Vlso iio a general
Teaming Business
Orders may b- left at the Courtn  J
Hotel, or this office.
Dr W J Curry
( 1) K N T 1ST.)
Green's Block���near Post Office���Nana!
oo. Any number nf teeth removed
without pain and without the use of
Ether or Chloroform.
H A Simpson
Barrister and Solicitor.   Office in 2nd
flat,  Grvrn's   Block.
Nanaimo, B. C.
We have received our new Millenery and are very busy   filling orders
for spring Hati and fiouuets,   Gome down and aee ub at onoe
ga*      DRESS   GOODS      j��3
We have surpassed anything ever attempted before   in this   line,   and
the trimmings are simply elegant.
All our  N-jw Jackets and Capes are to hand
Gnrnmeroial Street Nanaimo B. 0,
It a Point I Know
���o o o 6���-
For ilic list thirty ynn having handled Silver Ware, manufactured l-y the
CcMmited liruiH of Ru-tl aud IWiom���Kiritf-r* i^-l" -and Mi-ridm Britannia,
I know tlit'in to l**- A 1.    g^ Iii Jt-wt-lry, Clocks, Watub.'S, aiul  Spt'otaclw,
1 Show th- Lurxest S--o.-k in tiu* city, AT ilAHD TIMES   P-5UOES.
S|)*"-*ul atn-nti n given to repining in A 1,1, Br-imth*'-* of (In* Trwl \
E3&. Orders hy nuil will I'ftvg prompt uiten ion. ��.*��"3
M Tl fiftllTatP'T
ck'/sioa    cl] Ua     \?V Wadic- ��?WA i
Orescent Jewelry Storo,        Tfanaimo B, C.
Mooiivei'taito lareSoie,
EBtabllsliwl is;.!-
���       Also iloalor In       ���
nanaimo b. c.
P. 0. iiux IU.
Nanaimo Oi^ar factory,
Philip Gable, Proprietor,
Baatun Stroat      ���    ITanaimo B. C.
Manufactures   the   lme-"t   cigares,
employing none bui white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars,
when you can obtain a superior akti-
i:i.k for thc same money?
Rape? Rpr & Co,
Booksellers,     Btatiouers,
General   Now*   Agents.
Nanaimo. 11. C.
Nanaimo Machine Ms
Robert J, Wonta'
Kraser Strei.t
Hear Bastion Street Bridge
Nanaimo' B. C.
All Kinds of Machinery made to order
and repaired.
Fruit Trees
Mainland Nursery *
Ladners Landing 11. C.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Nanaimo B. C.
W. E. Mc Curine-y Chemist,
Pur- Drujja C'hi'inicala and  Pnteni
Pliyrilonna   Pros' Iptlona nnd ullonlora Mil- -.1
with cure anil dinitiiieb, I', u. box V'
Geo. Bevilockway,
-*-    Red House    -*-
Oowwerciol St.     ���=    Nanaimo. B. C.
Dealer in General Merchandise.
Highest cash Price Paid for Furs,Hidcs,
and Country Produce.
Ralph Craig's
Nanaimo Steam
Uaston St. Bridge, Nanaimo, 11. C.
General Blacksmith ing, Horseshoeing
Carrngc Building, etc.
Wagons and Farming Implements
mado nud repaired. Miners'Auger Drilling Machines matte to order on short
A large supply of three nnd four year old
J. G. Melvin
Alsti Pears Plumes. Prunes, and Peaches
Experienced Watchmaker
Ornamental trees for lawns and grass
plots.   Small fruits,   shrubs   and evergreens of every variety.
Manufacturing Jeweler
And Diamond Setter.
I. E, BilcMst,
Work done for the trade.
Repairing a specially
,\ trial solicited
Ordera liv mail
C. 1),
Box 598, No 208 Abbot St, Vancouver
Eureka   Bottling  Works,
���        MANUMCTUJIKlt OF
���/Sarsaparalla and Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates, Syrups.
Dottier of UiiTcient Brands of Lager Beer Steam Beer nnd Porter
Agent fur Union Brewery Company.
Nanaimo and Courtenay  II.   C.
rJD. McLean
Jeweler, Bookseller
and Dealer in
Organs, Pianos,Music
Stationery,   antl   Notions ot all kinds.
Union   Mines, B. C.
1 have some spleniUxl lots
for sale, both busuieis ;uk1 re
Now is tin; time to buy to
auW 'ntage before the Canada
VVestajn Railway reaches here.
With the advent of the railway, in additkra to the oilier
conceded advantages of the
place, prices must rule very
This town is located in ilic
midst ofthe largest agricultural
settlement \m Vaucouver Island. It is witlain sax miles of
Union Mines affotding the farmers ��f the valley the very
best home market, a��d is situated on the only highway
leading from the settlement ta
the mines. The lumber interests of this section are most ex
tensive, and are *m important
factor in our progress.
Ihe per ,ent 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 tiie 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 besL
For particulars  address.
Joseph McPhee
Courtenay B.C.
Wm. Cheney
[   Office at the bridge ]
COTJE/THlITjS*a.*y  B.C.
Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.
Lots sold on easy terms.
Comox Saw Mills.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
White Pine always in stock.
All orders executed promptly.
UrphrtBros, Proprs. Comox B.C,


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