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' ! .-.«.   -...
Is the time to have your
name put ou the list.
Keep Posted
On thc issues of the campaign hy reading the
Nanaimo Mail.25g^Trriiern
Is our business, and the superiority of our work commends itself, while as to prices
It Is Profitable
To deal with us,
NO. 53.
They say it is not; maybe so; but look over this
order we filled a few days ago.   It may help
you to judge.
251bs Good Raisins $1.00...
I21bs Good Currants, cleaned  1.00....
121bs Prunes, choice  1,00, ..
81bs Evaporated Peaches  1.00
lOlbs Evaporated Apples  1.00,..
lOlbs Choice Codfish  1.00 ..
10 tins Good Sardines  1 .00. . .
121bs Farina  1.00....
121b box Gloss Starch  1.00  . .
10 packets Corn Starch  1,00. ..
8 tins Good Jam  1.00...
8 boxes Best Figs  1.00	
171bs Best Sago  1.00,. ..
1 box Yellow Soap  2.
2 bars White Castile	
7 packets Pearline	
8 bars Sapolio  1
1 tin Coal Oil  1
7 tins  Milk  1
-Jibs Green Coil'ee, extra   . .
01 Its Chicory. Best English.
171 I.s Pearl Barley	
Slbs Eagle Chocolate	
81 lis Cocoa	
libs Dessicated Cocoanut..
$26.55 $4,70
If4 70 Is tho amount of thei duty on this small order. In adlltlon there is
tiie wholesaler's profit i that amount and my Binall profit on all, Tlm in.in
who gave the order paid the whole lot, Muyhe It isn'i a tax, Still if you
Hole the figures you will see plainly that you can get. more for your money
than elsewhere, at
Tiie People's Store
The "Sinter Shoe"
In Black anil Tau.
IT'S    NO   GO !
The   "Prince   of   Political   Cracksmen"   In
his   fiinillinr   r, do.
Ladies' Canvas Oxfords,]
ies' Kid Oxfords,    j
>• In Black and Tan.
Children's Tan Button Boots and Low Shoes.
Cash Boot and Shoe Store,
No. 17 & 19 Commercial Street.
E. E. (.'. Johnson, Manager,
4-%* -%>*%%'%-*%-%%-*%*-%%%-%%*%%%%-%'»<-•*-«--»'%*-%'*%-<
As the New Spring Season  t\     vtj    tjI   *l
is now upon us V[)   1>Ulj   I all
to come and inspect our stock of
Ladies'i Children's Millinery
Our stock this season we assure you is
complete in every respect and bound
to please. It comprises all the latest
novelties, etc. A very fine and well
assorted stock of Ladies' Sailors and
Children's Galatea, Silk and Lace Hats.
Crescent Store, Nanaimo, B. C.
Best Political Meeting Ever Held iu
Tlnil District.
The opposition candidate, accompanied hy Mr. (i. F. Cane of this
city, paid an election visit to Alberni lust week. In Alberni, as elsewhere throughout this district, there
ure the strongest evidences of the
great majority recording its disapproval of the present government.,
The electors nre rising above narrow parly lines and uro prepared
to vote in the interests of the country. A large meeting wus held in
the court house pn Thursday evening,'ut which James Forrest, J. P.,
presided, The meeting was n decided success, and was claimed by
nil present t,, be tho best political
gathering ever held iii ihat district.
Influential agents were appointed
nnd n strong committee formed to
further Mr. Mclnnes' candidature,
Another hie Nailed.
We regret to see thai onr esteemed
contemporary, the Wellington Enterprise, i« compelled by the desperate
condition of iin party to resort to the lie
pure and simple, We rofer to that part
of its editorial on Mr. James Haggart in
its last issue, reading as follows:
"Both the nominees of thc two wings
of (the Liberal-Conservative party have
announced their platforms through the
press, lull so lur theii,it candidate lias
failed to do so, thus giving a gnncral
Idea to the electors that he is moro <>r
less afraid to show his colors or In Male
the platform on which he stands."
.Mr. Mclnnes published his platform
for two mouths in the Nanaimo .Man,
uml in the Courtney News.
Since then he has elaborated his views
clearly and distinctly on every question
of interest to the district in a pamphlet
of over twenty-six pages and distributed
copies of it bv thousands throughout the
country districts.    No one  knows  this
better than the Wellington Enterprise,
even though Mr, Mclnnes did nol see tit j
to insert his platform  in  its columns.
Keep il up, Mr. Enterprise,    You  may;
soon be as reliable as tho Colonist. Only
try and make your next lie not quite so ,
Like Our Own McKinlcyitcs.
Mark Ilaiina, the manager of;
McKinley's Presidential campaign,!
is a lake vessel owner and n member of the Luke Carriers' Association of Cleveland, one of the chief
purposes of which is to reduce the
wages of seamen and to fight the
trades unions.  -CoatlSeamen's Journal
Now that the Colonist has endorsed Mr. [Iaggart, Mr. llaslam is
suid lo In- the favorite for second
The place to look for .1 thing is
where you losl it. If the people
wish to regain their rights they
must look to the ballot box,
There are those who o impl tin
that Mr. Kaslam's address to tho
electors is too brief; while others
believe ii is too profuse, and th it it
would have been more i" his interest to "say nothing and jaw wood."
li has been reported lo us thai
one of tin- delegates to the recenl
convention of the Liberal-Conservatives, held al Nanaimo, got there by
-'tricks thai are dark and ways thai
are mean." The delegate referred lo
called n meeting near hi- residence
(somewhere between Wellington
and Alberni) bul alas! nol one of
the "true ami independent eleo-
tors" linn,'.I tip, Nothing daunted,
our worthy "delegate" elected himself chninunn,secretary,etc.,ad, lib,
and without any serious opposition
nominated himself n ,b I, gate to the
Libel il Conservative ooiivcntiiiii.
Coming from sinli a strong portion
of the constituency he was a Conservative pillar of no meat) order.
Thus another of the "delegates" is
accounted for,    Enterprise.
Conservatives in Union and
Comox think that the friciulsof Mr.
llaslam in Nanaimo h-u-e unwisely
forced him into the arena al a late
day when Mr. Haggart had been in
the field for weeks, thus splitting
the strength of the party. It is an
offence to say that Mr. llastuni is
the regular candidate. We arc entitled to ii voice in the convention,
and were unceremoniously pushed
aside while a Nanaimo clique put
up an Unwilling candidate, and
now nsks us to he hound by their
notion. All respecting Conservatives will naturally wish to be excused. If wo remember correctly,
the manipulators of the so-called
Nanaimo convention nre (hu same
set that in the Board of Trade of
that city passed a resolution
against Dominion aid to the extension of ihe E. & N- Railway to
Union and Comox.-  Union News.
Tub Mail iidvertisiniciiils bring tho
heat returns,
A trust including nearly all llie
bill and mil manufacturers in the
United States has been formed in
Boston, Mass. Tin- price of nuts
and bulls has advanced 50 per cent
in the last month.
During the past 17 years $300,-
00 1,000 has been invested in public
electric light plants in the united
States, 200 of them under municipal control, and 2000 of them owned and managed by corporations.
In tin- Court of Common Picas Bf
Philadelphia, on the loth inst,
Tei en,-,' \. Powderly won a verdict
against James It. Sovereign for $1,
225.73 back pay as Grand Master
Workman 01 the Knights of Labor.
A " prominent Democrat " in
Washington, D. ('., bastold a newspaper correspondent thai President
Cleveland is laying wires for a'big
political sensation on tho Cuban
question, to be sprung after the Republican convention in 8t. Louis,
and in lime for ihe Democratic convention in iIhicago,
A telegraph message was sent
around the world from the hall of
the National Electrical Exposition
in New York on the 18th inst. Tbo
route was via San i'raneisco, Van-
cover, Montreal, Caneo, London,
Lisbon, Bombay, Tokio and return.
The distance covered was over 15,-
000 ami the time occupied four
Great things arc happening in
Moscow these duys. But the "semi-
barbaric splendor," and all that, is
not half so interesting as the foot
that thousands of poor people will
get nil they can eat and drink for
three weeks and the promise that
the Czar will abolish all forms
of corporal punishment and pardon
a large number of Siberian prisoners, Thus the Czar will make a
flood law with fi single stroke of the
pen, and there is no Supreme Court
to declare it unconstitutional.
 -*••-   -    —
The iiesuit of Protection,
The   Chinese  blouse   and   waist
firm of Hue Kai it Co.in San Francisco employs only two white wo-
' men, who took the place of Chinese
strikers. The women make from 50
to To cents per day of 11 hours.
. mtm -— —
Has the National Policy nindc vou rich?
Quack Remedies Advertised at
the People's Expense.
Tin- Unparalleled and Unprecedented
Methods Adopted by Political
and Patent Medicine
Tt can safely he said that never
at any time in any country has a
political pamphlet lieen published
more contemptible, sordid and grotesque than that styled '"A Political
Review," issued by Dr. Kyckman,
M. P., and sent "free" by Montague
and Haggart to all the electors of
Canada. Think of it—carloads of
these papers franked under the
hand of a Cabinet Minister advertising the benefits of the National
Policy and "Ryckman's Kidney
Cure.'' It has been estimated that
over one million copies have been
sent, out by .Montague and Haggart; that is to say, at one cent
apiece, the country has been robbed
of ten thousand dollars postal revenue. Of course ten thousand dollars is not much—we think nothing
now-a-days of a Tory cabinet minister defrauding the country out of
a small sum like that. It sinks
into insignificance compared with
such splendid achievements as the
Tay bridge, Souiange canal and
McConnolly-McGreevy steals. But
it is remarkable in this : Never before in parliamentary history have
cabinet ministers sunk so low as to
prostitute the privileges of their
position for the purpose of advertising patent medicines. Ryekman,
;:i man who, after having been convicted of boodling, took the platform in Ontario as an avowed annexationist, openly and barefacedly
puis his miserable compound on the
same level, in one and the same
document, and is aided and abetted in, advertising it, at the expense
of the people, by Dr. Montague and
.ioliii Haggart, cabinet ministers
and supposed to he gentlemen and
men of honor. Men must indeed
bo losl to all sense of decency who
go so far as to use the name and
porirait of one of the few honorable men left in their party—Sir
Donald Smith—as a bait for Ryckman's Kootenay Cure. Ye gods
and little fishes! No wonder Sir
Donald has sought refuge in England. There at least he will not be
compelled to associate with such
political prostitutes as Ryekman,
Montague and Haggart. We cheerfully offer the following advertisement for the use of our Tory
friends, conceived, we believe, in
the most approved quaok   almanac
llr. Tappers Drug Shop.
Political Machine Dootorixg Donb,
Try the t (real and Only Conservative
Endorsed hy Clergymen I
Unrivalled for Vie In .*- 'hoolsl
Soe Om- Testimonial!I
Read Our Drug Circular)I
-,-ui I'tv*.    So Pottage.
Alisuhitely.iheonly A'niacin's franked
hy Privy Councillors and
Cabinet Ministers!
Bleed! Bleed!
I'hii>ic.' Physic'.
li sick, nur Remedies will
k i R i::
It well! take them anyway!
Vou might got Blrk,
N. B.—Take both.
Take our Kootenay Cure and Bleed I
Kooteneiyl  Owel  Kootenay
Cure!   Aootenay!   fare*.
Head and Bowells of Old Party Gone I
inn uc are In it for iafet**<
We Use Religions Remedies!
Romedlal Bill [or Offloo and Profltal
Kooteuay Knra for Proflta Auyivtiy!
Swallow the Remedial Bill I
Swallow- the Kootenay Kurel
Keep mi swallowing!
Swallow!    Swallow I    Swallow I
How is 'I'llis. TupperV
An unknown man   in   Westville,
Conn.,   sent   80 cenls  in   postage
stamps   to  the  Treasury   Department recently as a  conscience contribution.    He   Btatea that,   while
guarding commissary stores during
the war, he took from sugar barrels
at vat ious limes many lumps ol
due oi n hich, with In-
ereal   .... thai nine, he computes
1 at 80 fonts. •OPYRIOHT BY AMERICAN PRfcSS AS30C,AT,0N,l«4
"Don't ax mo, chile. I ain't pot time
ter liiiildiT flu'in out who all lie look lik'.
Yo' go on hack nn retain hir.i tlar in do
parlor ilium. Ne oriniu 'bout do dinner.
I lav he ho too busy looldn at yo' in dat
dar white frock, wid dem roses in yo'
licit an yo' liar, to know wlioildi r he's
er swallerin fried chicken er meat un
Snaps. 'Sides i ilun put.on nil suits or
thin's. an that dat fool Suseooin'tspUe
inn if she try, "
Dare's face grew rosier than ever, but
sho saiil. with an attempt at dignity:
"You mustn't say such things, tuanuny.
You know vory well thai I—that hi —
oh, pshaw, I forget. I camo to nsk you
to open the press and see if grandfather
had any arnica."
"Fin out for yo'self," mummy said
majestioaUy, Hinging wide the doors of.
it tall secretary, black with age. "Yo'
kin read tie name OU dem dar doctor's
truck, but cf dat dar .Mr. Haywood t'ink
he know better'n I dues whin good for
er sprained wris', why, jes' let 'im go
long 'hour lixin hit. I ain't po' tor doe*
tor 'in,. (Imi knows!"
'Yes, you en; mammy. Von know
you dote on sick people, bul this is my
doing. His arm pains him dreadfully, 1
know it by the whiteness of his lips, and
I read Ihe other day"	
"(Hi. yes, yo' 'read!' Much dem newspapers knows 'bout hurteil folks. Goon
erway, chile. Nobbor Beoduogood ooine
yit union foolin wid doctor's truck. Dcs
soon as dinner's ober I gwine make 'im
er tansy sweat for dat arm. "
"No, this will do," Dare said, running off with a tall bottle. Mammy
looked after her anxiously, shook her
bead and went ou laying the table for
two, stopping now and again to give a
groaning sigh and mutter something
that sounded like "rack an ruin."
If her eyes could have pierced walls,
she would have been even more rueful.
In the parlor across Iheliall young Hay-
wood lay ai length upon tho old fashioned sofa, his drawn, set face, alone proclaiming what he Buffered. Dare knelt
at his side, carefully mil Inding the
bruised ami swollen ana. at sight of
which she gave n little Involrintary cry.
"Let me bathe it," she saiil, filching
a basin of fresh water. A minute later
ease seemed to trickle from her slim,
soft Sngara Tho stranger looked at her
With grateful eyes, saying: -'How delicious! If it oould but last, I would go
straight to sleep."
•'Try to," said Dare. -'It is the best
thing that could possibly happen to
you, ' as she spoke propping ids elbow
with a pillow and supporting the hurt
arm with her hand. Her touch brought
a quick light into the young fellow's
eyes.   He lmiked Straight ut hor and said:
"Would you really stay there on your
knees it whole 10 minutes for me?"
The girl put down the baud she held
vory gently, got to her feet aud said,
with dropped eyes:  "I would do it lor
tal atmosphere, ho had begun to piece   Suddenly it slid out of his hands to a
together many shreds of his misfortunes | writhing heap at Ins feet, and out ot it
and so in a measure judge tho stuff
whereof they wore spun.
Throughout the process the feeling
had grown and strengthened that this
weazened creature, so brown, so bent, so
soft of voice and downcast of eye, held
in her hands more than ono clew, worth
to him far more than life. Indeed life
meant to this bravo gentleman but a
weary battle, where defeat was shame,
victory only death with honor.
Fate hod so nearly stripped him of
human feelings, of human ties, There i
was only Dare, a slip of a girl, who I
would marry away from tho Overtoil ]
name, who would forget in her frocks,
her babies, her husband, all tho story,
the wrong, tho tragedy of her race.
From the outset sho was among his disappointments. He had so hoped for a
grandson that this puling girl seemed a
sorry jest of fate—all the more when
Within a year of her birth she was left
wholly orphaned. If her father had but
lived, if that other— Brave as lie was,
Francis Overton dared uot trust himself
to think of or remember the valley of tho
shadow from which his soul had cuuio
out so cruelly seared.
Strong in this nameless, formless impulse, he had drawn rein at Jinoey's
cabin when tho sun was an hour high,
It sat under the lee of a sharp hill, whoso
shadow fell heavily about it. A brindled
starveling dog lay on the step before the
single dour, its shutter stood fairly ajar,
giving a long glimpse of the dusk interior, where a lire of roots smoldered in
the big fireplace, their burning filling
nil the place with a dank, pungent smell.
The mongrel lay voiceless, motionless,
watching tho newcomer with fierce,
beaily eyes. It was but a starveling atom
of skin and bone, hardly able by the look
of it to upbear tin- ohoi-a whioh waa fas- ( crept over tho soft curves of
timed at one end tu its collar, at tho nth- . one.
"Oucrton cUitml The end is coming."
a smothered voico cried, with still tht
note of mockery: "Overton claim! The
end is coming, coming through a woman whose weakness is stronger than
your strength."
What wonder, then, that his face
blanched at sight of the one woman who
owned Overtoil blood thus in proximity
to a young man unheard of, undreamed
of before?
Daro faced her grandfather with no
sign of confusion. Indeed her first word
was for him.
"How wet yon are!" she cried, moving toward him. "Surely you did not
have to swim at thc ford?"
He put her away with an impatient
gesture, saying no word, but a burning
Question in his eyes. Dare had met liiin
With a pretty appealing droop of tho
head. Now she stoud up as straight as
himself, aud to the watcher's eye a curious race likeness to tho stem old face
the young
Death, when I die, I pray then let it be
In autumn, when aoroBB the spiky furze
There floats tin, lilin of silver Kossumers—
In early nutunai, whi-n the oherry tree
Ih touched with flame, the bueuh with  russet
And o'er the fallow field und purple leu
The starlings scream, whilo swallows put to
And woolly mists hanp light on wood and wold.
Now, whin no sound is beard, unless it wore
Tho thud of acorns on the wrinkled earth,
While thoughts "f summer linger in the air,
Sweet wilh tin, smell of  apples—now, when
Is still as Krinf, and pence is everywhere,
Bring me. O death, into the arms of birth!
—London Spectator.
"Let me bathe tt," she tcild,
anybody who was suffering, but no doubt
I liud better hind your arm Luarnioamid
leave  you alone until dinner is ready.
Maybe you will oatoh a nap anyway."
Young Haywood sat instantly upright,
laying anxiously,   "Indeed,  Miss Overton, I hope I have not offended you?"
Dare shook her head. "No," she said,
"bnt you will offend me very deeply if
you do not ut once lie down und iniiko
yourself us comfortable us possible,"
With a merry feint of terrifiedobfldi*
encc, the stranger Stretched again on the
couch. Dare throw a light gray blanket
over him and bent to slipa fresh cushion
under Ids arm. As she leaned lightly
above him a voice frum the door said:
"Dare, what does all this mean?"
Turning,she faeed her graiulfalher, his
eyes biasing, his mouth blue white and
working as she had seen it but 0000 before in all bur young life.
ridden fast, picking his way along l well remembered.
Well might Francis < Iverton stand
aghast at a sight so unexpected, so unwelcome. Already tho day had brought
him weird nnd thrilling experience, It
all camo hack to him now with double
force. Through the earliest morning he
bridle paths through overgrown neg
lectod byways to the conjuro woman's
cabin. Why ho could uot havo put in
words had llfo depended on it For days
tho feeling had been growing upon him
 vague, intuitive,  expectant.   Jincey,
once his father's slave, yoars older than
himsolf, was a living link witli that
fated, fateful past. Her own raco raukotl
her at once seer and sorceress. Further,
hor master's son knew experimentally
that her magic was not wholly matter
of fable. Ho remembered but too well
how in the old days tho strongest arm in
the plantation had withorod at her curBo;
even better, tho sidelong downcast look
with which, of tor freedom camo, sho had
approachod him, saying, "Marso Frank,
I i jrwiuo leavo yo'—fur  yo'   own
good, unnerstan."
Ho could not, if ho would, forgot tho
niictuous satisfaction underlying tho
Seemingly humble words. Then ho did
not stop to think what it might meiui,
rout and torn as his mind was with the
blows and biiffetings of fate. As time
brought calmnossand olanty tohismcu-
| er to a staple driven ill the long wall.
Major Overton looked at it compassionately. He knew that the gaunt orea-
. ture was no reflex of poverty within, but
j a victim to the belief among Ihe class of
: its mistress that only a hungry dog is a
trusty guard.    As lie set foot upon the
threshold, rapping loudly on the batten,
the cur, with a quick, stealthy motion,
made as if  to set his teeth in his leg. |
' Instead of kicking or striking it, Major
j Overton turned  and looked steadily at
it until it slunk out of  sight under tho
Deforo lie turned away bis eyes a soft,
cracked laugh  at his  elbow made him
start    Jincey had flung wide tho door
j anil stooit peering at him from under her
band and saying:
"Marso Frank, won't yo' nobber learn
ter kick dogs in time?
The covert significance of the query
j was lost upon her visitor, or if ho heeded
j it, he gave no sign.   Stepping within, he :
tixed a linn regard upon the old woman
and said very low:
".lincey, do you know  why 1 havo
come hero?  I confess that I cannot say." |
Again   .lincey   laughed.    This   time
I there was a hint of  triumph  in it.   A
] sudden flame on the heatth lit up the
low, grimy interior, the gun upon  tbo
. wall,   the swinging rack  heaped witli
skins and garments, tiie big plump bed,
, with its white pillows anil "risingsun"
coverlid, the hide bottomed chairs, tho
! row of chests against the wall, the table ,
' lit one side  spread witli an untouched
breakfast, .lincey herself,With her thatch
, of snow white wool, her keen, down lid- \
; tied   eyes   her small  fingered, skinny ,
■ hands.
She held both before her, as ill deprecation, and said  slowly, as if  in deep |
meditation: "Maybe it's because I'm
! most  dead.    Von couldn't bo let wait
any longer."
There was so littlo of African accent
or idiom in her speech as toproolaim
that she bad been ill hor youth more |
with white people than with the black.
There was, too, a curious similarity of
Intonation to the voice of her visitor. A
quick car would easily perceive that
their speech had been molded after much
the same model Major Overton shivered slightly as she spoke and said, dropping into the nearest chair, "Mother's
been dead more than 50 years, Jincey,
but you've gut her accent as pat as the
day she died. "
"I don't change—in somo things,"
the black woman said, moving toward
the lire and steadying herself ngninst ono
of tho huge rook jambs. Major tIverton
got up and stood facing her, eying her
keenly as she slowly fingered the rosary
uf keys al her girdle.
Upon one of them—a small dull bit of
1,,-nss—her hand paused witli a slow, sensitive clutch, then moved doliuntly on to
tho cupper, tho steel, the iron, that mado
up the tale. Hut nut out- of them was so
i (Kid, had such wards iih  the brass one,
though it was strangely familiar to
Major Overton's eye.   He held out his
hand for it, saying carelessly, "Let me
i see that, Jincey, that brans key there. "
Without a word sho laid it in his
' palm. Ho saw tho duplicate of tho key
, which had locked in his father's deeds
iu that faraway night, so sorrowfully
Lotting a hand fall eithersido of her,
Dare said, with a distinctness that would
have been harsh had her voico been less
clear: "Tho gentleman is hurt, grandfather. 1 have tried to make liim comfortable, as you would have dune. Let
me make you acquainted with him—Mr.
Allen Haywood."
"What name did you say? The wind
roars so I can hardly hear,'' Major Over-
ton said, stepping within, unmindful of
the dripping from his soaked garments
upon tho immaculate floor. Before Daro
could repeat it the stranger got upon his
feet and said, with a profound obeisance:
"Let mo answer that, Major Overton.
Thu young lady knows ouly a part of my
name. 1 am Allen Haywood Fauntleroy,
very much at your service. "
Spite of his white hair, fire leaped to
Major Overton's eyes; big veins stood out
upon his forehead; his mouth grew set
and hard; his hand clinched nervously
upon the riding whip he held. Forafull
minute lie was silent. Then, speaking
very tow, he said:
''Leave us, Dare. Mr.—Fauntleroy,"
—choking over the name—"I am sorry
to sue yon in such ill plight. I hope
t hat my peoplo have mado you as coin-
fortable as possible."
"They have done much more tlintl'rhat
—saved my life. Bnt, Major Overton,
every minute yon stand thus dripping
wet endangers yours. 1 beg you to make
yourself oomfortable, Then give me tho
pleasure of an hour's talk with you. "
Major Overton's eyes blazed more
thau over, yet he answered in a tone
even more silken soft;
"Pardon me, Mr, Fauntleroy, yon aro
my guest. Nothing puts that aside. But
under all the circumstances of the ease
I must ask that all otlier than casual
communications shall come through my
With that ho bowed himself away, to
return a little  later
suit of fine threadbare black, with a silver tray in his hand, upon which stood
1 a decanter and two glasses.  Ho set tho
1 salver on the table at Fauntleroy's elbow
j and said in lho samo  restrained voico:
"Dinah, my housekeeper, has told me of
1 your mishap   After it you are naturally
rather shaky, and hero is somo brandy
: that I can recommend.   It has stood in
Itidgi ley cellar rising 40 years.  As you
| ore somewhat disabled, let me give you
a glass.''
The other held out his well hand and
watched with curious eyes the flow of
the oily golden brown liquor that, in
spile of a rainy day's gray light, hold
yet a hint of suushino. As ho sipped it j
slowly tho door was thrown aside, and
mammy's vuicosuid, "Dinner's ready,
As tho two  men entered tbo dining
! room   tho   younger looked expectantly
about, but Daro was not visible.    Only j
two covers were laid.   The meal went
hcatily forward, though tho guest found
What does this unlock?" he oskod,
his eyes lull on tho old, old face. Jincey
answered, as though dreaming.
"Better ask thom that know. I
"How came you by it, then?"
"I — found it — in the road—last
' 'Jincey, wo aro too old for lying. Tell
mo how long you have hail this key."
"Why do you wont to know?"
"You know without telling. It was by
help of that key our deeds wore stolen—
my father murdered.''
"Master—master was a good man, too
good to die," tho old woman Bold, staring straight before her with fixed, glassy
oyea Suddenly her form grew rigid, she
throw a hand above her head and said in
a hoarso whisper, punctuated by gasps:
"Go away, master; go awayl You aro
dead, doad! I never touched your pa-
i pors."
Major Overton took her hand in a hard
grasp and said close to her ear:
"Who took them, Jincey?"
No answer. Tho rigid figure tottered,
"The gentleman U hurt, grandfather."
both his host and mammy, who waited
at table, oven embarrassingly attentive
to his lightest need. He mado but a poor
pretense of eating. Each mouthful indeed camo near to choking him, though
everything was dainty, flavorous aud exquisitely served.
would have fallen but for.his support j yards.
The system of handling cotton and
ether freight with compressed air locomotives at the terminal of tho New Orleans and Western Railroad company at
Port <'hahuotte has been tested and has
proved to be a snooess. This system was
devised by A. N. Swantii, ohief engineer of tbe Delta Construction company,
and will result iu great saving of cost
in handling freight and in complete immunity  against fire in   the  terminal
No man will over know the exaot
truth of this story, though women may
Whisper it. to ono another after a dimco
when they are putting up their hair for
the night, and comparing lists of victims. A man of courso cannot assist at
theso functions. So the tale must ho
told from tho outside, in tho dark—all
Nover praise a sister to a sister in the
hopo of your compliments reaching the
proper oars and so preparing tho way
for you later on. Sisters are women
first, and sisters afterward nud you will
find that you do yourself harm. Sau-
maroz knew this wheu ho mado up his
mind to propose to tho elder Miss Cop-
leigh. Saumarez wus a strange man,
with few merits so far as mon could soe,
though ho was popular with women and
carried enough conceit to stock a viceroy's council und leave a little over for
tho commander in ohief's staff. He was
a civilian. Very many women took an
interest in Saumarez, perhaps because
his manner to them was offensive. If
yon hit a pony ovor the nose at the outset of your acquaintance, ho may not
love you, but he will take a deep interest in your movements ever afterward.
The elder Miss Oopleigll was nice,
plump, winning and pretty. The younger was not so pretty, and from mon disregarding the hint set forth above hor
stylo was repellent and unattractive,
Both girls had practically the same figure, and thero was u strong likouess between them in look and voice, though
uo oue could doubt for an instant which
was tho nicer of the two.
Saumarez made up his mind as soon
ns they camo into tho station from Bc-
har to marry the eldor one. At least wn
all made sure that he would, whicli
comes to tho same thing. She wns two
aud twenty, and ho wns 8H, with pay
and allowances of nearly 1,400 rupees a
mouth. So tho match, ns we arranged
it, was in overy way a good one. Saumarez was his namo, and summary was
his nature, us a man once said. Having
draftod his resolution, he formed a select committeo of one to sit upon it nud
resolved to tako his time. In our unpleasant slang the Coplcigh girls "hunted iu couples"—that is to say, you
could do nothing with one without the
other. They were very loving sisters,
but their mutual affection was some
times inconvenient. Saumarez hold the
bulaueo hair trne botwoen them, aud
noue bnt himself could have said to
which Bide his hoart inclined, though
every one guessed. He rode with them
a good deal and danced with thom, but
he never succeeded in dotaohiug thom
from each otlier for any length of timo.
Women said that the two girls kept
together through deep mistrust, each
fearing that the other wonld steal a
march ou her. But that has nothing to
do with a man. Saumarez was silent'
for good or bad and as businosslikely attentive as he oould be, having due re-
R"rt* tQ *li8 wnr-- nLd -1*8 P0*0' beyond
a we'll brushed I doubt both girls were fond of him.
As the hot weather drew nearor and
Saumarez made no sign women said
that you could seo their trouble in tho
eyes of the girls; that they wero looking
strained, anxious uud irritablo. Mou are
quito blind iu theso matters unless thoy
huvo moro of the woman than the man
iu their composition, in which ease it
does not matter what they say or think.
I maintain it was the hot April days
that took the oolor out of the Ooploigh
girls' cheeks. They should havo been
sent to tho hills early. No one, man or
woman, feels an angel when the hot
weather is approaching. The younger
lister grow more cynical—not to say
unit!—in hor ways, and tho winningnoss
of the elder wore thin. Thero was moro
effort in it.
Now, the station wherein all these
things happened wus, though not a little
ono, off tho line of rail und suffered
through want of attention. There wore
no gardens or bunds or amusements
worth speaking of, and it was nearly a
day's journey to eomo into Luhoro for a
dance. Peoplo wero grateful for small
things to interest thom.
About tho beginning of Muy nud just
before the final exodus of hill goers,
when the weather was very hot and
there were not moro than 20 people in
tbo station, Saumarez gave a moonlight
riding picnic ut an old tomb six miles
swuy neur the bed of tbe river. It was a
"Noah's ark" picnic, aud there was to
be the usual arrangement of quarter
mile intervals between eaoh couple ou
account of the dust. Six eouples came
altogether, including chaperons. Moonlight pionics are useful just at the very
end of the season before all tbe girls go
away to the hills. Thoy lead to understandings aud should be encouraged by
obaperons, especially thoso whose girls
look sweetest in riding habits. I knew a
case once. But that is another story.
That picnio waB oalled the "great pop
picnlo" beoause every one knew Saumarez would propose then to the eldest
Miss Oopleigll, and besides his affair
there was another which might possibly
some to happiness. The sooinl atmosphere was heavily charged and wanted
Wo mot at the parade ground ot 10.
The night wus fearfully hot. Tho horses
iweated even at walking pace, but anything was hotter than sitting still in our
own dark houses. When we raovod off
under the full moon, we were fonr
oouples, one triplet. Mr. Saumarez rode
with the Copleigh girls, and I loitered
It the tail of the processiou wondering
with whom Saumarez would ride home.
Every oue was happy nud couteuted, but
we all felt that thiugs were going to
happen. We rode slowly, and it was
nearly midnight before we reached the
old tomb facing the ruined tank in the
decayed gardens where we wero going
to eat and drink. I was late in coming
up, and before I went into the garden I
saw that the horizon to the north carried a faint, dun colored feather. But
no ono would have thanked mo for spoiling so well managed an entertainment
as this picnio, and a dust storm more or
less does no meat harm.
Wo gathered by tho tank. Some one
had brought out a banjo, which is a
most sentimental instrument, nud three
or four of us sang. Yon muBt not laugh
at this. Our amusements in out of tho
way stations are very few indeed. Then
wo talked iu gronps or togother, lying
under the trees with tho sun baked roses
dropping their petals on our feet until
supper was ready. It was a beautiful
supper, us cold end as icod ns you could
wish, and wo staid long over it.
I had felt that tho air was growing
hotter uud hotter, but nobody seomod to
notice it until tho moon wont ont uud a
burning hot wind began lashing the
orange troes with a sound Iiko the noise
of tiio sea. Before we knew where wo
wero the dust storm was on us, aud
everything was roaring, whirling darkness. The supper tablo was blown bodily into the tank. We were afraid of
staying anywliero near the old tomb for
fear it might bo blown down. So wo
felt our way to the orange trees where
tho horses were picketod and waited for
the storm to blow ovor. Then tho littlo
light that was left vanished, and you
could uot see yonr hand beforo your
face. The air was heavy with dust and
sand from the bed of tho river that filled
bunts and pockets aud drifted dowu
necks and coated eyebrows and inns
taclies. It was ouo of the worst dust
storms of tho year. We wero all huddled
together close to tho trembling horses,
with the thuudor eliutteriug overhead
and tho lightning spurting like water
from n sluice all ways at once. There
was no danger, of courso, uuloss tho
horses broko looso. I was standing with
my head down wind and my hands
ovor my mouth, hearing tho trees
thrashing each other. I could not see
who was next mo till tho flashes came.
Then I found that I was packed near
Saumarez and the older Miss Oopleigll,
with my own horse just in front of me.
I recognized the eldor Miss Oopleigll because she had a pagri round her helmet,
and tho younger had not. All the electricity iu the air had gone into my
body, aud I was quivering and tingling
from head to foot, exactly as a corn
Bhoots and tingles boforo rain. It was a
grand storm. The wind seomod to bo
picking up the earth and pitching it to
leeward iu grent heaps, aud the heat
beat np from tho ground liko tho heat of
tho duy of judgment.
The storm lulled slightly after tho
first half hour, aud I heard a despairing
littlo voico close to my ear saying to
itself, quietly uud softly as if somo lost
soul wero flying nbout with the wind,
"Oh, my God!" Thon the younger Miss
Copleigh stumbled into my arms, saying: "Where is my horse? Uot my horse.
I want to go homo. I want to go homo.
Tako me home."
I thought that tho lightning nud the
blnck darkness had frightened hor, so I
suid thore was no danger, but sho must
wait till the storm blew over. She iin-
Bworod: "It is not that It is not that.
I want to go homo. Oh, take me nwuy
from hore.''
I said that sho could not go till the
light came, but I felt her brush past me
and go away. It wus too dark to Bee
whore. Theu the whole sky was split
open with one tremendous flash, as if
the end of the world were coming, and
all tho women shrieked.
Almost directly after this I felt a
mnu's hand on my shoulder and heard
Saumarez bellowing iu my ear. Through
the rattling of the trees and howling of
tho wind I did not catch his words nt
once, but at last I heard him say: "I've
proposed to the wrong ouo. What shall
I do?" Saumaroz hud no occasion to
inako this confidence to mo. I was never
a friend of his, nor am I now, but I
fancy neithor of us wns ourself jnst
then. He was shaking as he stood with
excitement, uud I was foeling queer nil
over with tbo electricity. I conld not
think of uuything to say except, "Moro
fool you for proposing iu a dust storm."
But I did not seo how that would improve tbo mistuko.
Thou he shouted, "Whore's Edith,
Edith Oopleigll?" Edith wus tho younger sistor. I answered out of my astonishment, "What do you want with hor?"
Would you believe it, for the next two
minutes he nnd I wore shouting nt cuch
other like maniacs, he vowing that it
was tbo yonnger sistor he had meant to
propose to all along, and I telling him
till my throat was hoarso that he must
have made a mistake. I can't acoouut
for this exonpt, uguin, by the fact that
we were neither of us ourselves. Everything seemed to me like a bud dream,
from the stamping of the horses in the
durkuess to Suumarez telling me tho
story of his loving Edith Copleigh since
the first. He was still clawing my shoulder and begging me to tell him where
Edith Copleigh was whon another lull
came and brought light with it, uud we
saw the dust olond forming on the plain
in front of us. So we knew the worst
was over. The moon was low down, and
there was just like the glimmer of the
fulso dawn that comes about an hour
bofore the real one. But the light was
vory faint, and the dun cloud roared like
a bull. I wondered where Edith Copleigh hod gone, and us I was wondering
I saw three thiugs together: First, Muud
Copleigh's fuoe came smiliug out of the
darkness nud moved toward Saumarez,
who was Btandiug by me—I heard the
girl whisper, "George," and Blido her
arm through the arm that was not clawing my shoulder, mid I saw that look on
hor face whicli only comes onoo or twice
in a lifetime, when a woman is perfect
turns iuto cloud becuuse she loves aV
is loved—at the same time I saw Sur?
marez's face as be heard Maud Coi
leigh's voioe, and 50 yards away froj
the clump of orange trees I saw a browJ
holland habit getting upon a horse.
It must havo  been iny state of ove; j
excitement  that  made  ms so quick
modcllo with what  did not concern ii'il
Saumarez was moviug off  to tho habii*
but I pushed him back aud said : "Sto,
hero and explain.    I'll fotch her back.
And I ran out to got at  my own horsiV
I had n perfectly unnecessary notion th
everything must  bo  doue decoutly uli
iu order nud that Samnaroz's first ca*
was to wipe the happy look out of Miv. j
Copleigh's face.    All  the  time  I mi
linking up  tho  curb chain I wonder,1.!
how ho would do it.
I cantered after Edith Copleigh, thin,]
ing to  bring  her  back slowly on sonf
protenso or another.    But she gallopi)'
away us soon as sho  saw me, nud I wis-
forced to ride after her in earnest.    SI
called  buck  ovor  her  shoulder:    "(j
away.  I'm going home.  Oh, go away I
two or three times, but my business wJ
to catch her first uud argue later.    TJ']
ride jnst flttod in with tho rest of the ej
dream.    The grouud was very bud Bu
now and again we rushed through ty
whirling, clinking "dust devils" in tif
skirts of tho flying storm.    Thore wns i
burning hot wind blowing that brougO*J
up a stench of stale brick kilus with i{|
aud through the half light aud thrnuf
tho dust devils across that dosolate pin/
flickered the browu holland habit ou I
gray horse.    She headed for the statffjj
at first.  Then sho wheeled round and sfi
off for the river through beds of burin 1
dowu junglo grass, bad even to ride plH
over.  In oold blood I should never havi
dreamed of  going  over  snob a couutr;
at night, bnt it seomod  quite right and,J
natural  with  the  lightning   crackling
overhead and  a  reek  liko tho sinell-j
the pit in my nostrils. I rode and shod
ed, and sho bout forward aud lashed IilT
horso, and  the  aftermath  of  the  dm
storm camo np aud  caught us both a-,
drovo ns downward liko pieces of pap^l
I don't  know how far wo  rode,   bv\
tho drumming of tbe horse hoofs, aud thl|
roar of  tho wind, und  tho  race of  th.l
blood red moon through the yellow mis-J
Boomod  to  havo gone on for years aufj
years, nnd I wus literally drenchod witli
sweat from  my helmet  to  my gaiter j
when the gray stumbled, recovorod hin.f
solf und drew up dead lamo.    My brntij
was used up altogether.  Edith Copleig»T
was iu a sad state, plastered with dustj
her helmet   off   and   crying   bitterly!]
"Why can't you  let me ulone?" sbtl
suid.   "I only wanted to get away am]
go home. Oh, ploase let mo go!
"You havo gottocomo back with m-J
Miss Copleigh, Saumarez has something
to say to you.
It was n foolish wny of putting it, brl
I hardly knew Miss Copleigh, au I
though I was playing providence ut tbfl
cost of my horso I conld not toll her if
as many words wliut Saumaroz had toll
me. I thought ho could do that bett-f
himsolf. All her pretense abont boiiS
tired aud wanting to go homo bntjluj
down, und she rooked herself to and f'(
in the saddle ns she sobbed, aud the In,
wind blew hor black hair to loewurd.
am uot going to repeat what sho sai,'
because she was utterly unstrung.
This, if you please, wus the cyuici1
Miss Copleigh.    Hore wus I, almost al
utter Btrauger to her, trying  to toll hit]
that  Suumarez loved  her, and sho Wi
to come back aud hear him say so. I b,1
liove I made mysolf understood, for sh|
gathered tho gray together aud  maul
him hobble somehow, and we set off fir
tho tomb, while the storm wont thu I
dering dowu to Umballa, uud a few bij
drops of warm  ruin fell.    I found on|
that she had beeu standing close to S»i
marez when  he proposed to her sist^
and had wanted to go home to cry ;'
peace, ns an English girl should.    Shi
dabbed her eyes with her pocket hnnc,
kerchief as we weut along and bubble^
to me out of shoor  lightnoss of boa _
aud hysteria.    That was perfectly ti
natural, aud yet it soenied all rightl
tho time und in the pluco. All the wor I
was ouly the  two  Copleigh girls, ,Su*j
marez and I, ringed in with the lin
ning nn.' the dark, aud  the guidanci J
this misguided world seemed to lie ]
my hands.
When we returned to tbo tomb in thl
deep, dead stillness that followed trf
storm, the duwn was just brouking, an!
nobody had gone away.     They well
waitiug for our return, Saumarez mosl
of all.    His face wus white nnd druw
As Miss Copleigh und I limped up, hi
name forward  to meet us, and when hi]
helped her down from her saddle,
kissed her bofore all tho picnic.   It wa
liko u scone iu a theater, aud tho like^
ness was heightened by all tbe du
white, ghostly looking men and woml
uudor the oraugo trees chipping then]
hands, us if they were winching a pluj"
at Suumuroz's ehoioe. I nover knew uuj
thing so un-English in my life.
Lastly Saumarez said we must all i
home, or tha station would come out !
look for us, uud would I be good enough
to ride home with Maud Copleigh. Noth
ing would give me greater pleasure,|
So we formed up, six couples in alll
and went buck two by two, Snumarej
walking at the side of Edith Copleigf
who was riding his horse.
Tbe air was cleared, and little by lit!
tlo as the sun rose I felt we were alT
dropping baok again into ordinary nW
and women and that the "great poj
pionio" wus a thing altogether apaf
and out of the world, never to happel
again. It bad gone with the duststorf
and the tingle of the hot air.
I felt tired and limp and a good den,
ashamed of myself us I went in for i
bath and somo sleep.
Thero is a woman's version of thia
story, but it will never be written, unj
less Maud Copleigh oares to try.— RuiT
yard Kipling.
According    to    Professor
Marre, a distinguished French linguist,!
the name of tbe Madagascar capitul,,
Antananarivo, means "city ofthe thon-v
..,,,, sand villages."    It is composed of thai
ly happy and the air is full of trumpets | Mn-agMy wora« »an" (tbe). "tanana'r
and gorgeous colored fire ond the earth   (Vii|?ge)( "rlviV' (thousand). - a i
State Chemist, California: jj
The Royal fulfils all the require- |
ments. Our tests show it has greater |
leavening power than any other. |
The Whole World at War.
Tho whole world is at war—not the
Ivor of armies or fleets, but none tbe less
flvar. Capital contends against labor,
■labor against capital; capitalist lights
Tapitalist iu trade competition; work
■man fights against workman iu ways
(which have nothing to do with mere
\ompetition. Thore be men who deplore
■tho fucts, who deuouuce the existouca of
This warfare, as though nothing good
Lould be said of it, aud yet it is far from
J oar that without it the world would
rnako any progress.—Engineer.
Id Line With the Builne-m.
I "He's ono of thoso self acting clerks,"
aid tho proprietor of the little guushop
In speaking of  tho young man who had
l-.nit his employ.
I   "How is that V" asked the patron.
I   "He  discharges himsolf."—Chicago
'Authors may I-.-• divided ronghly into
Ibreo groups, the good, the bad and
■be popular. Tbo first make fame, the
Tecond make books, nud tho third make
FiuonoT.—New York Evening Son.
At the present time tho United States
i\ias  144 garrisoned  forts,  arsenals  or
kilitnr.v posts occupied by its troops.
.ladness Comes
fitli a better understanding of the
transient nature of the many physical ills, which vanish before proper efforts—-gentle e Sorts—pi eusar, I e (Torts -
Jigbtly directed.    There is comfort in
llie knowledge, that so many forms of
lickucss are not due to any actual disease, but simply to a constipated condition of the system, which tiie pleasant
jimil.V laxative. Syrup of Pigs, prom.pt-
- removes.   That is why it is thu only
eraedy with mllllonsof families, and is
Ivorywhere esteemed so highly by nil
Mho value good health.    Its beneficial
Bleats are due to the fact, that it.is the
lie remedy which   promotes internal
feanlincss   without  debilitating  the
Vgans ou whicli it acts. It is therefore
kl important, in order to get its bene-
Te'e.d   effects, to note when yon ptir-
lliuse, that you luivu the genuine urti-
lle, whioh is manufactured by the Cali-
i-rnia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
III reputable druggists.
J If iii the enjoyment of good health,
lud the system is regular, laxatives or
Vicr remedies are then not. needed.   If
llieted with any actual disease, one
■ay be commended to the most skillful
uysicians, but if in need of a laxative,
lie should have the best, and with the
lull-informed    everywhere, Syrup  of
.sstands highest and is most largely
led and gives most general satisfaction.
From early childhood until I was '
grown my family)
spent a fortune ,
trying to cure me \
hi this disease. I visited Hot Springs I
lind was treated by the best medical J
jicn, but was not benefited.  When'
Iii things had |» ft ft | ■ failed I de- J
ermined   to LIIIIH try S.S.S. ,
find in  four | 11U 111 months was i
intircly cured.   The tcrrihl i eczema I
«as gone, not a sign of it left.   My -
■general health built up, and I have I
liever had any return of the disease. <
rlm known a failure to euro.
GKO. W. IRWIN, Irwin, Pa,
"~ . Never falls to cure,"
| even when alt other (
remedies have. Our i
.1 rent iso on blood nml i
I skin diseases lmiiled
r free to any address.
A I'ollte Chlltl.
Professor Sully, in an article in The
Popular Science Monthly, commenting
on the jealous regard for ceremony und
tho proprieties of behavior as seen in the
enforcement of rules of politeness by
qhildron, cites u delightful instance
that fell under his owu observation as
he wns walking ou Hnmpstoad heath.
"It was a spring day, and the fat buds
of tbe chestnut were bursting into magnificent green plumos. Two well dressed
'misses,' aged, I should say, about 0
aud 11, wero taking their correct morning walk. The elder called the attontiou
of the younger to one of the trees, pointing to it. The younger exclaimed in a
highly shocked tone, 'Oh, Maud, you
know you shouldn't point I' The notion
of perpetrating a rudeness on the chestnut tree wns fnnny onougb. But the incident is instructive as illustrating the
obildish tendency to stretch and generalize rules to the utmost."
Open Car Windows.
A correspondent writing of open oar
windows aud the disagreeable draft
from the same suggests that screens
similar to those used in sleeping cars bo
provided for coach windows, nnd thnt
only trainmen be allowed Co placo or remove them. A lady writing to the same
paper suggests original tactics by the
porson annoyed:
"Simply raiso your umbrella or parasol iu front of you, so that tbe wind,
cinders, dust and smoko blow from your
umbrella on the buck of tho neck of the
person who sits by tho window in front
of you. A very fow minutes suffice to
oonviuce this person that the wind is
blowing harder than he thought and
is very disagreeable and uncomfortable.
So down goes the window, and ulso the
umbrella, with a quiet smile of gratitude and content, with the result of self
protection."—Now York Tribuuo.
Old Maid-I.s I his Hie newspaper office? Clerk—Ves, ma'am. Old Maid
(blushingly)—1 see the Mayor advertised for proposals, and I would like
to advertise, ton.—t'ldiniicinhla Record.
T. A. Nlovmii offers to Send Two Bottle* Free or Mia Kemetly to Cure
Consumption antl All Lung Troubles
-Au Elixir of Life.
Nothing could be fairer, more philanthropic or carry more joy in its wake than
the oiler of T. A. Slooum, M. C, of 183
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tbe cure of consumption and all pulmonary complaints, he otters through this paper to send two bottles tree to any reader
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permanently cured thousands of cases
which were given up, aud death waB looked
upon as an early visitur.
Knuwing hiB remedy as he does, and being so proof-positive of its beneficent re-
buTis, Dr. iSlticuin considers it bis religious
duty, a duty whioh he oweB to humanity,
to donate his infallible remedy where it
wiil assault the enemy in its cidatel, and,
by its inherent potency, stay the current
of dissolution, bringing joy to homes over
which the shadow ot the grave has been
gradually growing more strongly defined,
cauBing fond hearts to grieva. The cheapness of tbe remedy—offered freely—apart
from ils inherent strength, is enough to
coin mend it, and more so is the perlect
confidence of ihegreatcheniistmaking the
offer, who holds out life to those already
becoming emaeiated, and says: "Be
Tbe invitation is certainly worthy of tbe
consideration of the attlicted, who for
years, have been taking nauseous nostrums
without effect; who have ostracised themselves from home and friends to live in
more salubrious climes, where the atmosphere is more congenial to weakened lungs,
and who have fought against death with
all the weapons and strength in their
hands. There will be no mistake in sending for these free bottles—the mistake will
be in passing the invitation bv.
Mr, Wallauo—-Is your sister Alios an obliging
ulrl" Willi,- ohliniih' ain't no nnuie un- It.
She's all ihu time obligl'i1* mu to do what I
don't like.
»»« iiiiiiiiiiiimiini  mini)
orriec or
Dear Sir:
You are entitled to receive
FREE from your wholesale dealer,
Blackwell's Genuine
Durham Smoking
10DQ.CC0 you buy. One bar
of soap Free with each pound,
whether io oz., 8 oz., 4 oz., or
a oz., packages.
We have notified every wholesale dealer in the United States
that we will supply them with soap
to give you FREEL Order a good
supply of OENUWE DURHAM at
once, and insist on getting your
soap. One bar of Soap n e£ with
each pound you buy. Soap Is
offered for a limited time, so order
to-day. Yours very truly,
♦ MIMH>»
If yon bavs say difficulty In procuring your
Map, cut out this notice and Hnd It with
your order to your wholcaala dealer.
The New Issue Will lie a Duplicate of tbe
IiMao of Lust Year-—A Real Artist ea Vo-
Kle'n-T—Various Step* In tbe I'rmsrjtscH
of Turning Tliem Out.
The way in which Duited States
bonds are designed, engraved and mado
ready to be turned ovor to tho investor
iu return for his gold coin or its equivalent is oue of the most interesting parts
of the workings of the treasury depurt-
ment branch of tho uutional government,
The coming bond issue will not be what
Is technically known ns a new issue,
bnt will bo a duplication of the issuo of
February, 1800.
The designer of the plates is a well
known New York nrtist who enjoys high
reputation as a magazine mid book illustrator. This is Mr. Will H. Low, and
for the past year ho has been the star
man of tho corps of artists attached to
the treasury department. In addition to
the work of drafting tho design for the
bonds ho has designed several schemes
for currency.
After the announcement of a bond issue tho secretary calls in tho chief of the
doparlment of engraving aud printing
and tells him tbe denominations to be
issued. These may be in oonpon bonds
of $50, $100, $500 and $1,000. The
same denominations nmy be issued in
registered bonds, with tho addition of
others of a higher face value. The additional ones aro for $0,000, $10,000,
$20,000 and $00,000. The issues of the
two latter denominations have beeu very
After the chief has received his instructions he turns tho mutter over to
the artist, who at once designs the plate.
It is an erroneous impression that for
overy issue a new series of plates is engraved. The urtist may use any one of
a number of vignette likenesses of historic Americans, and ho mortises it into
the drawing.
When completed, it is submitted to
the chief for his approval and then to
the secretary of tho treasury. If the design is all right, it is turned over to the
This usually requires from a month to
six weeks. The engraving is done on a
thin sheet of soft steel of u thickness of
an eighth of an inch. By n sooret process
tho metal is hardened when finished,
and a proof is taken, which is submitted to the ohief of the bnrean. This
proof then must bo approved.
The plate then goes to the printer and
the work of turning off the bonds begins. The bonds are printed on the same
kind of paper as that used for currency
and each impression is carefully watched. If any imperfection renders a copy
worthless, it is destroyed by the officials,
after being returned from the pressrooms. But for each sheet of bond paper
taken out there must be returned a similar number of copies, either perfect or
otherwise. After the work of printing
is dono the securities are counted and
checked off and are then made ready for
delivery to the purchaser. When their
final destination is determined upon, an
employee of the department, accompanied by an escort, takes charge of the
bonds and delivers them to the purchasers. In the last issuo Mr. Logan
Carlisle, son of the secretary, had charge
ef tho deliverance of the securities.
The difference between the two classes
of bonds—coupon and registered—is
great. Tho former are like currency,
payable to the bearer, and no reoord of
their transfer is over mado. The interest
coupons may be collected by any one
who presents them at a national bauk
or subtreasury.
Tho registered bonds are safer in case
of a burglary, ns thoy are absolutely
nounegotiable except by the signature
of tho holder as evidenced by the books
of tho treasury department at Washington. When registered bonds are sold, the
name of the purchaser is placed in a
book kopt for the purpose. There aro no
interest conpousattuchod, but each quarter a neck is mailed from Washington
for ine accumulated interest, whioh is
payable at any subtreasury.
Should the bolder desire to sell bis
registered bonds, the transfer mnst take
place before some official of the treasury
department or an officer of a national
bank. The fact of the sale is thon forwarded to Washington and the in oossary
alterations made in tbe registered bond
Although the face design of a government bond is less intricate and puzzling
than tho dosigns used on currency, of-
forts to oouuterfeit them havo been rare.
Tho noted forgor, Broekwuy, was tho
author of the lust bogus government
bond issuo that was delected. It was u
dnplioiitiiiii of a coupon bond of the issue of 1801, the first of the wnr loans,
which matured in 1881. The denomination wns $1,000. Tho work was poorly
executed, aud its worthlessness wus soon
detected. It was for this that Brockway
served his longest term in tht -penitentiary.—-Now York World.
Two Thousand a Week.
An expert employed by a New York
house earns the handsome salary of
58,000 a year for just four weeks' work
—two in the autumn nnd two in the
spring. His business is to go to Hamburg nnd, out of thousands of designs
made there and submitted to him for
"edgings," to select those that shall
be manufactured for the American
Old Mr. Fussy—"Matilda, has that
young man gone yet?" His daughter—
"Why, yes, papa!" Old Mr. Fussy—
"Him! you were so still that I thought
he was there yet!"—Truth.
What is said to be the largest bioyole
in the world has been made by a bioyole
company in Providenoe. It is mode to
carry six person**. Its length over all is
150 inches, and its wheel base is 125
inohes. The diameter of the wheels is
SO inohes, the tires are 2% inohes in
diameter, tho gear is compounded to 168,
and the machine weighs 187)1 pounds.
One Way tu Detect ,'i.rii Thieves.
A novel suit lias boon on trial at Rock
Valley, Ia., in tbo justice court. Persons !
having  corn around their barns und in !
cribs have of  lute missed considerable, |
nnd  ono who hud  boon a steady loser
plugged  the onil of u few ears, in tho
presence of witnesses, with shoe peg
marks for identification. The next morning  the  cobs, plugged  ns  above, were
found on the premises of tbe suspected
person, and he was  arrested  and found
guilty.—Minneapolis Journal.
Polueli null Hone for Fruit.
Generally, it is safe to sny that potash and bona fertilizers are best adapted to fruits, nud they are generally
understood to be morn lusting In their
effects than most other commercial
fertilizers! the potash can most readily
he procured nnd applied In the form
of muriate of potash, snys the Country
Farm Notes.
Oats nnd pens on the same plot together may he seeded early ns a source
for supplying the cows with green food
later on, as the combination has boon
tried with excellent results.
Young goslings should not be permitted to go on ponds until they ure well
feathered, ns they are enslly chilled
when the water is cold. The same applies to duckliugs, which are subject
to cramps.
Professor Roberts, of Cornell University, says there arc three implements
that should be ln every cow stable—
the scales, the Babcock milk test and
the shotgun. Oftentimes the profit of
a herd of fifteen cows is being made by
A clay soil containing lime ln abundance ts the best for apples, according
to the experience of a prominent grower, and the apples from hind that bus
been limed hnve a better flavor, better
color and better keeping qunllties than
those crown on uulimed lands.
The Great Financier Found Health in Paine's
Celery Compound.
From the running ofthe maple trough
in the Spring to the boiling oi' the apple
butter pot in tiie fall, and all the household boiling between times, there are a
thousand chances of very severe scalds and
burns. Ln all household work, winter and
summer,in great factories and In nurseries,
where careless children play with matches,
there is need of something lo be always on
hand in such emergencies, and Bt* Jacobs
Oil tills that want to the letter. With
careful attention to directions for tfte,
there is nothing more BOOtbing, healing
and curative than this great remedy for
pain. It cures pr.mipt.lv, and, making a
new surface) leaves no scars. The pain of
scalds or burns is acute and torturing, and
the relief by tbe use of the Oil is immediate
and sure.
Hark, the springtime poets lirgj
"i have seen the bluebird's wins;"
Ves-the wretch- but what of that?
uu his sweetheart's winter lint.
—Louisville Courier Journal.
I'.llii   AND    FRUITFUL
As the West Is, It is often malnriouH. But it Is
pleassnt t« know thnt a oomDetent safeguard
in the shspe of Hot, tetter'** Btomach Bitters
exists, whicli absolutely minifies the poison or
MiM.inR, Western bound emigrants should beiir
this hi mind. Nnrshoull it be forgotten, the
Hitiers is «. sterling reme-iy lor ayspepslfl, biliousness cniistf no tion, kidney and nervous
Complaints and rneiumitUn).
An event: Hhe—You should have been at
church Sunday, 'lhe uiinhder preached sueh
wn interesting sermon. He—Indeed? she-Yet*
yiiu know it was lus debut as a ticritic—Puck
As mercury will surely destroy the sense of
smeh and completely derange die Whole sys em
when eutcriug it through the mucous surfaces.
Such hi tii lets Should never be used except on
prescriptions from rcpuuhle nhysiclaus, as [tie
damage they will do in ten fold to ihe good you
can possibly derive from tiicm. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney *t Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and Is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and
mUwUs surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure be sure you net the genuine. It Is
taken inieniaHy, and mude in Toledo, Ohio, by
K. J. Cheney it Co.   Tcstlnioninls free
Sold by druggists, price 75o per bottle.
Hall's Family Hills are the bowr._
FITN.--.-W1 ills stopped tree by Or. Kllnf.
Or««t Nerve Koatorer. NotlUftftei ili-'iir-r
Aay'B u»f. Marvelous cures. Treatise hint t2.0f
trial bottle tree to Fit casua. Send to Dr. Kline
SSI Arch Ht. Philadelphia. Pa.
We will forfeit? 1,000 if uny of our published .testimonials are proven to be not
genuine. Tfll Pino Co., Warren, fa.
Try Gkrmka for breakfast.
People (imi just tho help they so much
ni-oil, in Hood's Sarsaparilla, It furnishes the desired strength by purifying, vitalizing antl enriching the
blood, and thus builds up the nerves,
tones the stomach and regulates1 the
whole system,    iiend this:
"1 want to praise Hood's Sorsnparllla.
My hoalth run down, and I had tke itrip.
Alter that, my heart and nervous system
were badly affected, so that I could not do
my own work. Our phyelcian gave me
some help, but did not cure. I decided
to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. Soon I could
do all my own housework.    I havo taken
Hood's Pills with Hood's Barsaparilla,
and tbey have done me much good. I
will not be without them. I have taken 13
bottle)ot Hood's Sarsaparilla,and through
the blessing of God, it has cured me.
I worked as hard as ever the past summer, and I am thankful to say I am
well. Hood's Fills when taken with
Hood's Sarsaparilla help very much."
Mrs. M. M. Messenger, Freehold, Penn,
This and many other cures prove that
Is the One True Blood Purifier. All druggists, ft.
Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Prominent among the New England
men whose brains and energy have
helped to make the western states rioh
and powerful is General Duvid T.
Beals, president of the Uuion national
bank of Kansas (Jity. Successful in his
miiuy enterprises, he lives today in a
fine mansion at the corner of independence and Wabash uvea.
The work and the responsibility in-
oumbent upon the president of so important a banking institution us the
Union national would endanger the
sturdiest health. Gen. Beals' clearheadedness and good sense were as
manifest in the ehoioe of a remedy as
in his business enterprises. He
strengthened hia tired nervous system
by the use of Paine's oelery compound.
Its invigorating, health-giving effects
justified his expectations, and showed
in his own case the remarkable power
of this much-discussed remedy for thoroughly restoring and strengthening the
"run-down" Bystem.
"I found Paine's celery oompound
an agreeable tonio and soothing to the
nerves," Buys General Beals.
These are the concise words of commendation oharacteristio of the conservative business man and the influential banker, who has learned to weigh
well his words.
The scanty sunlight and  the stagnant, used-up air of living rooms during  the  winter reduces the strength
and nervous energy, especially of peril
sons employed constantly indoors. Th«
need—the absolute necessity—of a
genuine iugivorutor at this spring season has impressed itself ou the attention of all thinking people.
In the famous laboratory of Dartmouth Medical School, Prof. Edward
E. Phelps, M. D., LL. D , discovered
the formula of Paine's celery compound, a remedy thrit has become the
standard nerve restorer, blood purifier,
and strengthener from one end of the
country to the other, a preparation that
stands unrivalled as the medicine that
makes people well.
It is a fact much commented upon
that men and women of national reputation and prominence, like Gen.
Beals, State Treas. Colvin of New
York, Mr. Carlisle's private secretary,
Mayor McShane of Montreal, Kev. Fr.
Ouellet, Com. Howell, ex-Minister to
Austria John M. Francis, and a host of
others who are careful what they employ when sick, and have the amplest
opportunities for finding ont what is
best, hnve of their own acoord sent letters describing fully their permanent
recovery from rheumatism, heart weakness, sleeplessness, debility, kidney
trouble, and diseases of the stomach
and liver. In all these cases Paine's
celery compound was the remedy thnt
was able to completely and permanently bring back health, make poor
blood again rich aud pure, and regulate and build up the nervous system
when weakened and deranged.
THC ORIGINAL AND CCNUINE.    1 h. only -uf.. -ure. „..!...':,'(,V... [or .al..
Ladlr*. *>» I'rtiK.-iNi fi.r Cinch,.,*, /.'no/,-* DteMAM ll'.n.U in !,,•<! uij.! ','o'n tnt-lalHo
boici ...lut with bine rllibon.   Take no oilier kind.   Ar/*.,, .Su'.tt,„;r,<mj and 'mii.mrHuA
All [.111. fa n*.ti>b.i.rd b..x>.. |.itit wroi>j..T..»rr uAtiarroa. conlc-ft-lta.   At DrtiKKiit
 au "   	
*\ in r.tm|w for p.rtleuhr.. i.'iit,.. i.IkI.
•'UHlrf for Ludlr..** ,n Inter, b, return Mall
. rm l,".lil l.l'lllA. ra..
""■TTC'T"^*™--v"!**. Jt~     W    "■aVT*  llie Vt'rv remarkable and certain
\i\i  C J l\/l     j£\    INJ    relief given woman by.MOOEE'S
w ^—^—^ ■   ^   REVEALED REMEDY has given
it the name of Woman's Friend.   It is
ful in relieving the backm-heo, lieailai-h'-
which burden and shorten a woman's
women testify for it.   It will give health aud strength
and make life a pleasure,   i-'or sale by all druggists.
BLUMAUEK-FRANK. DRUG CO., PobtLaotj, Agents.
uniformly suecesB-
and weakness
life. Thousands oi
MINIIMO       •        •        •        •        • BY   OORBtSI-ONDINQ   WITH
WARE-HOUSE*    * Portland, orecon
art easily, promptly aud
u      *i»     r-t-ii    aoieaAiiv, promptly t
nOOU S PlllS effectively, a couts.
KcMtni .Dd Blind, BlHdlD. at Protru.lln. I'll.. «l-<'< "I "•"- W
Ion, AbHrtt* tumorI. A paritlv. our.." iroul.r. ..-tit Ir... I-rlo.
Ma.   l>ruift.u.r*AAll.     UU. UOHAMAU. l-hlla., Ta.
This I'ountesa Is a Ilrewrr.
Russia Is the proud possessor of a
countess who Is also a brewer, probably tbe only woman In Europe engaged
In tbe business. She visited one of the
Herlln breweries not long ago, and,
after tasting its products, she stated
that her own beer wns not much In- .
ferior to the German product When, i
n few days Inler. the brewer received
some samples of the lady's Russian .
beer, lie pronounced It excellent, and
not inferior lo tbe best Bohemian or !
German beer.
"Just Don't  Feel Well,"
are tba on.» Thing tonic
Only One for n Dose.
Polrt t'V Drufrfflitt ut 25c. a bor
Si.iiij-l<n mafltM freo.     Addrt-ha
Dr. Birt.anko Med. Co. Vldlu. Pn,
T$ this what ails you?!
"Ii doesn't seem to be settled whether IVri'liie's comet will lilt the earth
or not," wild Mr. Wlcliwlre, "Ami if it
should," asked Mrs. Wnrwli-e, "will we
sue Mr. Terrlne for damages, or will
he sue us'/"—Indianapolis Journal.
who tries to make you believe
some other skirt binding is as
Then vou hnve
Have vmi ti feeling \
ul    .u-klit    In   (he '
Slitnimll      ...ontl'lal <
nfterenting   Belching of Wind -Vomit-
Jul: "'  I I —Wilier-
twit.    Heart lui rn —
Had  Toste In  the '
Mniitli in (tu- Mi-in
illK     i';il|Ulalnni   of '
tension of Stomnch
- Cankered  Mouth i
—Oni tn I tn- limvi-K i
— LOSI of Flesh
Fickle Appetite
Depressed, Jrrlbihlc '
Condition of the .
Mind— nUt-incs*— '
H t-a 11 a i* h c —Co nut hji-
ntlon or Dlnrrbtvnl <
in one of its ninny form>,   The one positive enre (
for this di*it -WitK complaint is
Ackers Dyspepsia Cablets,
by mail, prepaid, on receipt of 45 ccntA
C1IAHI.K8 RAMSBY, llnli'l Imperial, New Y»rk.,
rltnvs:  "1  Ittfferod tmi-nMy fri.in ilyspcpfllft. bllw
I ACKER MEIIICIXIiCO.. 16* iS ClmtnbcrA St., K.V.
Bias Velveteen Skirt Rinding
should  be  taught  a  lesson—
buy it elsewhere.
Look for " S. H. & M„" on the Label,
and take no other.
If your dealer will not supply you
we will. «
Send (or s-mples ohowlnj labels and materials,
lothe S. H. * M. Co.. P. O. BOA 699, New York Cllv.
Tor .ale br all llracfl.-a.   Sfi CcatA a bailie. ,
@      CURES WHfcRE ALL tLSt MILS.        _
Best Uoutlh Bvruji. T»U» i.ihkL Use I
ln timet.   Bold by druiiK-"t(-<
N. P. N. U. No. 647—S. F. N. V. No. 724 I
"WHhN   Ll. a   MAD   HIS   UINNEK."
On long, hot Sunday afternoons,
When we've got homo from moetin,
An Ell's chanced his pantaloons,
He's awful net on oatln.
Ho'm that outrageous crora'twould shame
An unconverted sinner.
I have to stand a heap i»f blumo
Till Ell'fl got his dinner.
An bo I'm never very slow
To got the kettle hilin;
I call it duty, for I know
His temper i-s a sjiilin,
I warm the tatera an the meat
An don't let nothin binder,
An then I let tiie feller eat,
An Eli eets his dinner.
Now, Ell's not a greedy man,
But somehow, eome it Sunday,
He'll eat a bigger dinner than
Hu'd think of on a Monday.
An when he's done he tips his chair
Back 'gainst the kitchen winder,
An soon you'll hear a snorin thero
When Eli's got his dinner,
But when he's dozed a little while,
Half wakin an half sloopln,
He'll wake up in a better style
For Sunday an a dcukin.
He'll talk so pious an so kind,
'Twouid touch a hardened sinner;
A better man you'd never iiml
Than Eli after dinner.
—Chicago Inter Ocean.
There wero those who suid that con-
Tict 1280 was innocent uf the crime
which sent him to prison fur such u long
torin of years, bnt that there was scarce
a hope of his ever being a free man
again. They meant that he was technically guilty. He had sought to save a
woman from a beating at the hands of
hor husband, aud in the struggle and
excitement ho had struck a blow whioh
caused the death of the man, It was
accident, in a sense, but it was also
manslaughter. No man who is a man
will stand by and see a woman beaten,
and yet if he interferes he must take
his chances with the law. liig 1'oni, as
tho convict was sometimes referred to,
was, like most big men, a child in his
gentleness and goodnature. He did not
complain, but ho grieved. Ho thought
of the years and years which must drag
uway before the prison doors would open
to him, aud he moved about liko a
weak, old man. Tho prison officials felt
pity for tho man, but a convict is a convict, and all must bo treated alike—all
who show obedience to tbe rules. They
sized him up us childlike and good ua-
tnred, nnd yot they said to each olhor as
they talked of him:
"I-took out for Big Tom! He will
break loose somo day and ilo somo dos
perate thing!"
They thought it would conio during
tho lirst six months of his form—then
during the second—then they almost
became aft.:id of him. Men who are
slow to imgei —who go on grieving,
brooding and bearing a mental burden
for weeks und mouths uro devils when
the climax comes.
Big Tom had rho management of the
trip hammer in the machine shop. Had
thoy put him in lhe shoo shop or tailor
shop he would havo rebelled at once.
His place was beside the biggest piece
of machinery in tho shops, two pieces
of machinery, as it wero—Tom ami
Trip. Duy by day and week by week
and month by month, as tbo ponderous
hammer rose uud fell aud its blows
shook tho very earth for yards around,
making the convict smile aud look
proud, the guards had au eyo on him
and kept saying to each other:
"It will come. It is only delayed.
When ho breaks loose, he will kill some
ono and have to be killed in turn."
Nearly half of tbo second year had
passed, and the giant convict had nover
oven Hulked, when one duy there cuine
into the shop as sightseers u husband,
wife and little girl 4 or f> years old.
Children uro seldom seen in prisons, j
and ir is u rare thing that, they uro \
taken into the shops in the yards. If
any ono iu that prison knew that
convict 1260 had a daughter—n fair
haired, handsome child, who could only
walk alone when tho jury pronounced
his verdict of "guilty''—ho had forgotten the fact. His wife had visited
him as often us visitors wero allowed,
bnt the child hud never been seen within the grim wulls. Knowing that her
linsbuud had killed a man by accident,
the wife conld bear to see him wearing
tho horrible stripes of a convict, but to
lot the child look upon him, lo ga/.o in
•wonder at thu iron bars, to usk why nil
those men wero there, a thousand times
nol And so this was tho first child Big
Tom bud seen since tho heavy doors shut
him ill. Father, molbor and child camo
close to him and gazed Bt the ponderous
bummer with Wondering eyes. You
would have argued that, the sight of the
child would have softened tho convict's
heart uud brought tours to his eyes, but
it did not. It brought a fooling of mutinous, of desperation, of frenzy. To Have
■ woman from a brutal beating at the
hands of a drunken, worthless thing not
fit to be classed with men he had struck
a blow.
A jury had called it murder in the
second degree, and ho was here in prison on a sentence almost never eudiug.
He had been wronged, and the knowledge of it fired his heart and brought
tbe long expected outbreak. With a sudden cry which startled every one in the
noisy shop Big Tom made a spring forward, seized the child in his arms, and
there was a shout of defiance on his lips
ae he held her at arm's length and
glared about him. The mother of the
child gasped for breath and staggered
back to the wall and Bank down. The
father stood staring, us if struck dumb,
bnt presently held out his hands in silent supplication. Big Tom glowered
and muttered in reply. He was a convict, a childless father. He was dead
to his child—sbe was dead to him. He
could not make another father's heart
ache and throb and grieve aa his did,
bnt he wonld secure revenge.    .
After muttering be was silent. No
one cried out. Guards and convicts were
seemingly stupefied. There was tho hum
of machinery, but not of voices. Convicts turned from forge and anvil and
liench and lathe and held thoir breath.
The two shop guards leaned forward in
thoir chairs and looked and looked, but
they did uot move or cry out.
"What will he do with the child?"
Tho two men working at tho trip
hammer with Big Tom had fallen back.
He bad control of tho machinery whicli
worked it. Tho answer to the question
could be read ill his eyes. Men had
wronged him under cover of tho law.
Ho had boon deprived of liberty, degraded and disgraced. Death were moro
merciful than such a sentence as his,
and in dying ho would secure revenge,
A pieco of iron hatl beon loft under tho
hammer. There was heard the sound of
crash! crash! crash! us the mass of iron
rose and fell ut regular intervals—that
sounded above tbo monotonous hum of
the machiuory.
"Ho will thrust her under the hammer!"
So thought each guard nnd ouch convict—so thought the father, whoso feet
seemod chained to tho floor and whoso
face wus whiter thuu the dead. Ono of
the guards could have touched a button
and signaled the engineer to shut off
stouni, but ho did uot move a hand.
Either guard had a fair mark to shoot
at, but their pistols wero not lifted. Up
and down—up and down went the hammer, but suddenly the bolt was thrown
over on the loose pulley and the mass
rested on the anvil. It seemed to those
who looked as if they had been looking
through a mist —such a mist as rises
from earth of a summer morning. It
seemed to thom that, this mist thinned
out—cleared away before the influence
of a rising suu, and by and by they saw
the child nestling on Big Tom's hairy
breast, one baud smoothing his cheek,
uud seeming to come from u loug distance off they heard her childish voice
"No, you wouldn't hurt Nellie—you
wouldn't hurt Nollie! What makes you
cry? Have you got u littlo girl too?
Won't they let you go homo to seo yrJnr
littlo girl?"
And tho convicts advanced stop by
step, and the guards crept forward, and
lo! Big Tom's tears wero falling us ho
hugged the child more tightly and kissed her fair hair and rosy cheek. There
was sileuco yot—silence as ho walked
to and fro and wept aud sobbed and
lifted tho child till she could clasp her
tiuy arms about his nock and rest hor
cheek against his, Not a whisper among
tho convicts—not amove from father or
mother or tho guards. By uud by Big
Tom placed tho child in its father's
arms, wiped the tears from his eyes on
the sloove of his striped jacket, uud
with a "God bless the little darling I"
and u "Thank ye, sir!" he returned to
his work, uud the hammer wus lifted
uud hold in waiting for the hot iron to
be placed on the anvil beneath.
Tho guards motioned for tho other
convicts to go back to their benches aud
forges, and a miunlo later the visitors
bud gouo und work was in full blast.
The long oxpected outbreak hud coino
uud gone. For 80 seconds Big Tom had
felt such u raging hate in his soul that
ho wus truusformed iuto u human devil.
Tho child hud smiled iuto his burning
eyes—hor soft touch bad lulled bun—
her words had brought buck his reason,
Wus bo punished? No! A your Inter ho
was pardoned, and today another fair
haired, blue eyed, smiling child puts
her arms about his neck and says :
"You aro such a grout, big papa, but
you wouldn't never hurt nobody, would
you?"—Detroit Froo Press.
A Uentleiimnly l-rt,f«'HHlon.
A city man was lately asked to recommend a nice, gentlemanly profession in
which u quick fortune could bo mado
without risk. Ho replied that ho knew
of only two such professions, and they
wore both rather bard to get into. They
wero tho professions of Kaffir millionaire and American railroad reorganizes
Tho Kaffir millionaire is not entirely
unknown to our readers, tmt perhaps
they are uot so well acquainted with the
railroad reorganizes His native habitat
is New York, ami he is only to bo seen
iu Loudon us a bird of passage. He may
honor us with his company for a few
days when on his way to the Riviera or
tho upper Nile, bul he wonld bo making
himself too cheap if he were to recognize such a thing as business when bo
"had only run over for a short holiday."
His work here is dono vicariously
through sympathetic agents or public
spirited committees. He has also committees in Now York, antl nowadays ho
finds it necessary to huvo syndicates anil
underwriters as woll.
A playful professional fiction assumes
tbut theso committees huvo been elected
by tho reorganized bond and stock holder! to protect their interests. Another
pleasant illusion gives thu syndicates
uud tho underwriters credit for stepping
into the doadly broach to suvu tho reorganization scheme from imnii lent peril.
And thoy huvo to bo pnid uccordingly,
or, iu professional phraseology, "compensated."—Saturday Review.
Tbln Skinned Omngea.
It has often been questioned why
orange growers will graft and plant
varieties with thick skins when the
great public appreciates a thin skinned
one more highly. Asking a grower, if
not one of the secrets of the orange
growing trade, why this was thus, ho
replied that the thin skinnod kinds were
rarely as productive as the thick skinned
ones—that the public would give no
moro for a box of thin skins than for a
box of thick ones—and as there was
consequently more profit in growing
orange skins than in growing orange
flesh the skins carried the day.
Wo have never heard such an explanation before, and this may be only
"ohaff." Still, the great question remains, Why do orange growers graft
and plant thick skinned sorts when the
thin skins are preferable?—Meehan's
Ilrut.il   Gen. Weyler,  Cointiiautlcr ol
the Spanish   Army in Cuba.
If current reports lie true lho most
cruel general I lint old Home ever produced wus a mild, beneficent sort of
man compared to him who Is terrorizing the Cubans. Weyler was sent to
end the revolution, and he is trying to
do il in a way which calls to mind the
atrocities perpetrated on Hit* people by
Valmnseda during the ten years' war
In that unfortunate island.   On April
<      ~ir      it'
4, 18(10. Valmaseda Issued a proclamation in which the following lines occurred: "Every man from the age of
15 upward found away from his habitation and who does nol prove a justified
motive therefor will be shot." Weyler1!
proclamation Is as foul us was Val-
ninseila's, and if his outrageous policy
Is pushed very far there nre those high
in the councils of this nation who declare thai ibe only end will be war between the United States and Spain. It
Is next to impossible to believe that In
this age of the world war should be so
degraded us Weyler has degraded it.
He notified all Cubans to join the Spanish ranks. He has decreed death for
Cubans sympathizing with the cause of
freedom, and declared trial by court-
martial (another inline for death) for
those who circulate news favorable to
the revolution and for those who shall
speak adversely of him or of his army.
Ills commanders have been given power to execute prisoners as they see lit.
He has ordered the country people to
quit their homes and remove to places
designated by him. Indeed, he has
done unspeakable tilings In Cuba.
General Gomez, on the contrary, has
treated captured Spaniards with every
leniency ami has given many prisoners
their freedom unconditionally, It is
possible that Weyler's brutality will
cause a reversal of this policy and that
General Gomez will lake to shooting
Spaniard for Cuban, a reprisal justifiable under the circumstances, but to be
deplored beyond expression.
It Is Kiuhtly  Termed  the Oddest of
the Whole Feline Order.
The oddest of all felines is the Manx
cat, which Is. us its name implies, a
native of the Isle of Man. One of Its
peculiarities Is that it has no lull. Then,
it is much larger, stronger and fiercer
than tbe domestic cut. Il lias a bigger
head, its hair is coarser antl  thicker
antl its bind legs, besides being larger,
are formed almost like those of n hare.
This cat. although making its home
muting men, is still very shy. rejecting
nil friendly advances und being very
apt to bile the hand that offers It a
caress. II exists for the most part out
of doors anil Is almost wholly self-supporting. II is u tine hunter, nol only
catching rats, but rabbits, bares and
birds as well.
Iu regard to its being tailless, a
writer stales that Ibe peculiarity, lu all
probability, originated 111 some disease of the caudal appendage, resulting
from tin- dampness of the soil ami the
humidity of the climate.   Tin- effect
of llie disease was the rolling off of
tin- lull uml 111 lime, It Is supposed, It
became hereditary.
As to the hind legs of the cat it Is
thought they became longer In obedience to the requirements of the creature's life, Ils home originally being
among the bills, to which It tied ou the
approach of danger. Its long bind legs
enable It to easily run up high bills
While pursued by enemies.
Chinese Quail In Maryland.
Frank T. Redwood Is Interested In
the increase of wild fowl In this country, and bus an Idea that Chinese quail
may be successfully introduced. A
friend brought him six of these birds
a year ago. They were liberated In
Talbot County, and flew off In the
woods ns naturally as though ln China.
But that was the Inst ever seen of
them. They have disappeared entirely, so far as Mr. lied wood or bis friends
have been able to discover. Mr. Redwood Is still firm ln his faith thnt this
species of bird will flourish In America,
and to this end has arranged to have
twenty pair brought over from China
and let loose In the woods of Maryland.
—Baltimore American.
Bow the llnlly of n Michigan I.oirginir
Camp Met Defeat.
In Mic logging camps of Michigan
might makes right, and the man who
has whipped all coiners iu fair light*, is
king of bis camii.
One of these, said a logger to a Wasli-
ingion Star reporter, was very boastful
of his exploits. He bad been the victor lu a dozen lights, and no oue cared
to enter the lists with 1dm, but ovary
man iu the camp haled the champion.
doing into a saloon one day he announced:
"I'm tired of these babies ill the
camp. 1 ain't hnd a good fight in Michigan, I can whip my weight in dogs,
wildcats or anything that breathes lor
A meek-looking man took the lvet and
arrangements for ihe light were made.,
It wa.s in take place In a closed room,
one week from the time Ibe bet ivus
The day came, and lhe champion
called, "Bring on your iiniiuile." The
niaii who bad bei against the king ot
the ciimb brought his antagonist In a
large sack, which had been deposited
behind the stove in the saloon where
the mutch had been entered Into, the
weather jusi beginning to get cold. The
gladiator entered the room, the suck
wus emptied and the people crowded at
the window to see the contest. Out of
tbe sack came three large hornet nests,
the occupants of which bad been revived by the heat.
They issued from the nests in swarms
and lit all over the man. He fought
them for n minute or two. then, with
a yell, jumped  through  tbe   window,
carrying saSll and glass with him. never
stopping until he reached the river,
into whioh he jumped,
"Said  be could   whip  Ills  wolghl   In
anything Unit breathed," remarked the
meek little man, as he pocketed the
Stakes, "but about live pounds of hornets knocked him out in ibe first
An Invention Which Will Revolutionize the  Industry.
A machine which bids fair to revolutionize the cigiir-iiiaking Industry bus
been invented at Birmingham, N. v.
Machines are on exhibition lu operation
there now, and are turning out smoothly bunched ami neatly wrapped cigars
lit the rate of "..(Kid per day for each machine, This Is nbout three limes as
luauy as uu expert can roll when using
The i (bine is of about the size and
appearance of n Hewing machine and
is ns easily  operated.    The essential
mechanism consists of a metal plate, a
traveling rubber bell and two rubber
rollers. The plate has u beveled or
warped surface of varying sections, ou
which cigars of all llie approved shapes
can be made by a simple adjustment of
ii clamp.
The machine is easily operated,    A
"bunch" of tobacco is Inserted between
the rollers and the traveling band.   Al
! the same lime a wrapper Is fed upon
j the plate und  automatically   guided
around the bunch.   The "lucking" nnd
"pasting" are done while the next cigar
Is being rolled, so thai two cigars are
in process of manufacture at lhe same
It is estimated that all shapes and
If a girl Is pretty when she Is young,
It Is a good sign that sbe will be ugly
when she Is old.
qualities of cigars can be mude at a
labor cost of 80 cents per thousand. At
present some cigar-makers get for baud
work as much us .f.'lo per thousand.
Hops III   WuslllllKloll.
There will be a great decrease Iii the
production of hops in Oregon and Washington this year. The hop Industry In
previous years has been one of the
largest In these States, but overproduction bus brought the price down to
an unprofitable ligure, and lu the lust
year or two Insect pests have caused
great loss to the growers. A great ninny
bop fields in various purls of tho two
Stales have been plowed up, and It Ih
reported Hint this spring more will be
turned under.
liood Story tr Not True.
It Is staled that Modjiwkn gave her
now famous compatriot, I'liderenvskl,
bis start In the musical world. She
heard him play and advanced the
money needed for his musical education. It to u pretty story, whether
attrlotly true or uot.
t-'-daon Seems lo Have Solved the Iiu-
pin-tant tjuCHtioti
If the Kdson consumption cure realizes what is expected of it then that
New York scientist will save more lives
in the next year than were losl during
the four years of tho war of the rebellion. In the entire United Slates the
total deaths from the various forms of
tuberculosis amounted to 280,000 ir
181)5. In the entire world it Is probable that somewhere in the neighbor
hood of 2,500,000 died from the disease
In the same year. Kelson's remedy is
the only one whose results hnve beeu
practically successful. Kdson, by Hushing the entire system with a Bolutlou
of carbolic acid, is the lirst to actually
kill consumption germs. It should be
explained, however, that even Kdson
must ever remain hopeless before many
eases of lhe disease ill an advanced
Dr. Kdson's laboratory on Whitehall
street. New York Cily. where for
mouths he has been secretly working
at his experiments, Is a queer place,
full of strange glass instruments and
mysteries. On Ih" wall of Ibe laboratories above a "gang" of great, glass
Husks, healed by flaring gilS, boil hiih-
bltngly and drip their evaporations
through slender lubes into sinuous glass
"worms" below, through which ihe
product is distilled into still other
Husks. Tbe fluid begins yellow and
dingy, but the drops whicli fall slowly
Into the bottom Husks are clear and
sparkling as the Koh-i-noor. A long
table near by Is covered with n cluster
of retorts ami testing lubes, picturesque enough for the days of ulohouiis-
try. It is witli them that Dr. Kdson
and Chemist Hutch first prepare lhe Ingredients which Ihey afterward set to
killing the microbes of consumption,
About fifty ounces of the finished fluid
cnii at present be produced dully In
this strange place on Whitehall street.
Dr. Kdson hopes that the capacity of
tbe laboratory may be Increased before long.
"The injection." Dr. Kdson states, "is
given with a hypodermic syringe, under the skin of tbe abdomen generally,
but it mny be administered almost anywhere.   So long as Ihe needle reaches
M-IIArl.MI tiik Tiuto.vr.
subcutaneous of dreolo tissue not In tbe
neighborhood of large blood vessels, it
Is not Important where it Is placed. Of
COUrse, the object of Injection in lo have
the ll ti !• l absorbed by tin- blood, but
the best results seem to collie when the
absorption is comparatively slow."
Pell Into the Wuter-Tiuik.
A Suu l'l'iinclsco geiilleiniin was visit-
lug a building owned by him, sii.vh the
Post, and went upon the roof to Inspect
the water tank. Seeing a (loud spun-row
floating on the wiuler, he bent over to
take It out. and by some unaccountable means lost his balance and fell into
Oho tank. He thus describes the adventure:
The water caine up to my chin, anil
rue top of the tank was three feet above
my bead. 'I'he waiter wus running In
Constantly, and I could see that It was
usually a foot higher than at present.
Unless 1 got out soon, or turned of the
waiter, I should be drowni-d.
I shouted for help till I was hoarse,
but could make no one hear, and to get
out without help was an Impossibility,
1 held my hand over the pipe where the
water run In, but It was tedious work,
aud In spite of my best efforts the
waiter continiied to rise. Not a drop
seemed to be diiiwn off lielow.
Filially I drew out my pocket knife
and went to work to cut u hole In the
side of the tank n« low down ns 1 could
reach, and still keep my head alxivc
water. It was slow work cutting
through that thick waiter-soaked pine,
and when at lost I succeeded I was
standing on tiptoe with just my nose
out of water, nnd every blade ln my
knife broken.
I was safe from drowning for a while,
tor the water soon ran off level with the
bole I hnd made.   But even now. If I'.'l
Wnn to get out of the tank 1 must litiyji
help, so I proceeded to raise a signal.} '
I pulled off my shirt, tore II Into strlngBjJfl
tied my lead pencil to my knife amy
both to the toe of one of my shoes, an'f
then putting my undershirt on the pof-i.
oil, waved ii slowly und laborlousljB
over the top of the lank. I waved foil
hours, and still nobody came. J
Then II occurred to rue to dive dow-J
and slop up the pipe leading from thl
tank, antl so attract attention. iL
wasn't half an hour before'people cuni.'L
up to see why the water would not run.j|
and I was helped out after 1 had been*
standing iu the cold water over si'l
fonie Cluim tlmt Chief Qwo-Ka-Nnn]
Ih 800 Fears Old.
Qwo-Ka-Nuin is in nil probability Hu!
Oldest living mail, lie Is certainly ir»(Afl
years old, and lt may be ilial twiffj
centuries have passed since his blrthl
He is chief of the Skii|iiuniish, u Irilu/ I
of Flntlieuil Indians, who puddle the'Y
canoes iiboul the waters anil triliuttirie'.l
of I'liget Sound.
A correspondent found this iincier'Y
chief with his tribe encamped on th'i
Bandy shore of Salmon Hay, an inlet oil
1'uget sound.   One very old stpiaw wastf
being fed some fish soup by another al-j
most as helpless.
"She is the fifteenth  wife of tjwo-'
Kii-Nuin." said the guide.   Her ancleniff
husband   hud  evidently  outlived   IhcT
lovo of the varieties of life, for notllinfl
in his surroundings betokened bis rnnlrT
He was lying doubled up like n jack-'
knife In a heap of hot sand.   A fold ofi'J
n blanket was thrown over him, a torn,1!
and dirty shirt partly covered bis body (1
—that wns all; surely a strange garb
for so celebrated n chief. --i
He presented on awful picture of age
Ills face was turned upward dlrectl.'i
nt the suu.   The sun gave him life, but'}
no sight.    He wus blind.    A shaggy
mane of iron gray  hair covered  hisi
bead,   The balls of bis eyes bad sunken ,
lu the sockets. Ills body seemed shrunk |
to bones, over which was stretched a
skin.    The feel antl bands looked like
knot growths, such as are seen on old ]
oaks.   Ills hands and feet were veritable claws.   Be did not move,   Once lttjfl
a   while a   slight  inspiration,  but   noj
visible trace of expiration.   He soeineiHl
to be a thing Of constant sleep.
Por twenty years Ids people have fevt \
him on soft claniH and oilier sen food, ,
In lhe form of soup. But though Iiai
wns   sightless,   almost    Incapable     of"
movement, he could hear and speak,
lie suid he saw the flrsl big ship.   He j
remembered the first powder.   FlftyJ
years ago be was too old to go to the
council of the TsiliallB. but  his gray..
haired grandson went.   He was a cbletl
before  the  unlives  possessed   iron   to]
point their arrows with.    That  wnsj
more than 128 years ago.   So (Jwo-Ka-fl
Xuin Is at least 160 years old.
The Law of Growth,
Dr.  Charles Sedgewiok   Mlnot,  pro-
fessor of histology and embryology luj
the Harvard medical school, backs up]
his theory of the law of growth by tin
results of several years of observations m
upon guinea pigs, dogs, rabbits, fori*"'* f
and oilier small  animals, as  well  as
Huston school children.    He hu.vh that
lu all growing animal organisms, tromVJ
the period of birth to death there Is n
steady loss of the power to grow, contrary to the general belief tlmt this los4|
begins later In life,   The body develops!
all the lime, but the power to keep up
Hint   develoument   steadily   decreases j
after birth, and 11 decreases much mores
rapidly a I  first than later in life.    AJ
guinea pig two days old will gain lfl
per cent, of Its weight In the next twol
days.   But flip twenty-fifth addition of I
10 per cent, to Its weight will take tho
pig eighty-eight dnj*s.   The law Is thej
same with animals and mnin.
Suite Takes No Chances.
It to a certainty that not a man allrel
will ever get into ltussell Sage's office"
to throw another 1-onib nt him.    His,!
outer room Is furiritured like a bank,
and the visitor's card te shoved through*
a small holeln thc high fence—Ju»t such j
a hole as thnt through which the -raying teller hands money for an honored I
check.   Outside of the fence, against
the  white plastered   walls,  stands a
long bench, upon which visitors ett.
Hardly Worth tho  Trouble.
Sam Jones told the South Carolina
legislators that the devil  would  get
most of them, but thanked God that'
he  would  not get  much.—Galveston
A boy would throw at a cat If he
knew he would be spanked the next
minute for It gflf-
tiff Old Maids—Discrimination Against
fulfil—A   Successful  Woman   Barber,
al   Dress   of   the   Working   Woman.
f,e Limit of Woman's Work.
hiladelphia bus many peoplo antl
[iy things to be proud of, bnt it is
generally known that one of its fair
1 liters has won such distinction us
lever before fallen to the lot of an
dean. This young woman, not yet
;urs of ngo, is Miss Suzanne Key-
the daughter of Mr. Cburles S.
isor, the well known Inwyer. So
Itly has sho reapod her unusual hon-
Jthat few outside of the circle of her
; Intimate acquaintances urn aware
i she, an American born nnd Knglish
bking maiden, went to France, und
Yiris, its literary and artistic centor,
Fthe medal for dramatic ability ut
tIrtstitni- Rudy against at leasl IKK)
Veti'tors, all of whom were French.
lw she won tho medal which never
ro bus crossed the ocean is told by
lin a bright, pleasing fashion, essen-
tly girlish aud vory winning  in  its
r absence from any trace of egotism.
I have always loved to recite, aud
•e trained by somo member of tho
ledio Franoaise seemed to be tho
lit of my ambition. Therefore when
I took me to Paris I made up my
Id that I should ut loust  aim  for
lit I hud always beon dreaming about.
Irefore oue morning we went to see
notably iu this  regard "the old  order
chaugoth, giviug place to new."
Maidens who have passed their thirtieth year may now claim that they represent the most perfect and advanced
type of maidenhood uud look down upon
girls who marry before 2o us very much
more akin to savages, for it is a well
known fnct thut the uge of marriage advances with civilization. Among tho
Australians and other savages girls
marry lit 11, 10 or oven !) years of uge;
among semicivilizod Egyptians, Hindoos, etc., the age is from 12 to 14j
soutboru Europeans marry their girls
between tbe ages of 15 und IH, while
among tho nations who lead modern
civilization the ago is a constantly rising
ouo—from 17 or 18 of 60 yoars ago tho
average has risen to betweou iii and 25.
And docs it uot follow, by inexorable
logic, that girls who wait until 2H or ,'iO
uro forerunners of u still higher civilization?
It is not only a fact that women
marry later in life than they used, but
it, is equally truo that everywhere the
more mature woman is to tho fore. Tho
young uud inexperienced bud bus ceased
to be tho reigning  queen  of  tbo hour.
I an would Danish the skirt, but even if
such abolition were possible we would
desire for all other occasions to retaiu
the skirt. Tho masculine idea in f'jnii-
uiue dress is ouo which is thoroughly
inartistic. It is true men's dress is more
convenient than that of women, but this
is its solo advantage, for it is hopelessly
ugly, aud why women should imitate it
in any respect I cannol imagine. They
have not adopted its utilitarian features,
but havo taken those which aro most
undesirable. Naturally tho corset is tin
obstacle ill tho way of dross improvement, by wearing loose, plain waists,
which is u slovenly fashion, not nn ur-
tistic one. It. wus a bud expression of it
good kind, and the corseted figure has
this advantage, that io is a good expression of a bad kind. So we prefer tbo
smooth fitting corseted waist of tbo two,
for we all liko skill,"—New York
A Prolific llreetl of e'heep—Now Priin-
in..: Shears Having ti Hlitlinti Blade
—How to Select Potatoes for Seed—■
Deliiiruini' Ytiu,i<_r Calves.
The Limit or Women's Work.
Now come the questions, What should
be tho limit of women's work? Whore
should they draw the liuo? This, at any
rate, it i.s safe to answer, "At tbutpoint
where their work ceases to do good." As
8bo bus been forced to yield hor placo to | *™° »8 «,won-a? fo.e-H. slie.is iu ? P°si
the niuturer woman, the woman of cultivated mind nnd manners, of broader
experience und wider knowledge.
All this is only the natural rosult of
evolution. With her deeper iuterests,
widor outlook, oulnrged sympathies, sho
scarcely fools the relentless march of tho
years, and with all tho new light upon
her physical euro and condition she cau
easily look as young as sho feels. Rouge
pots, wigs and hair dyes have happily
gone their way, and fresh nir, exorcise,
baths and diet huvo taken thoir place.
—Now York Suu.
Discrimination Against Women.
It is not difficult to find nu excuse for
tho refusal of the men of Massachusetts
to give tbo ballot to women.  So long as
tho masses of female citizens of that or
any other stato uro  indifferent  ou  tho
suffrage question thoir fathers, husbands
i nml brothers will not insist on loading
them with political burdens or duties.
This may or may not be tho best policy,
bnt it harmonizes with  human nature
aud is likely to stand.  Tho advocates of
equul  suffrage  should   see,   in  recent
events iu New York uud Massachusetts,
that their work lies among the womeu;
that a desire for the  ballot on lho part
of a majority of the women is a condition precedent to thoir getting it.    Appeals to legislatures, to coustitutioual
conventions and to party conventions
will havo littlo effect while tho women
remain in a don't care stato of mind.
But the fact that tho women of Mas-
hiiu I wanted to become ouo'of his   naohusetts do not vote except for school
ils.  He looked mo all over, shrugged   offloe'-a •8  uot  ll B00'1 ro*-son for dis-
shouldors, guvo me a little piece of   criminating ngninst thom in public cm-
-   ■- ployments. Indoed their exclusiou from
any participaiicy in  making  laws, assessing tuxes nnd deciding what amounts
of money shall be expended for this,
that nnd tho other purpose ought to into that minute I had no thought of   ePire tlle votors •-"*• •*,eir official ageuts
ng frightened, but jnst thou  a big   with <• *-llslro *•••*• Purpose to carefully
*-p cumo up in my thront whicli hud   Bunrd  tho  rights  and interests uf  tbo
nonvoting sex.   But it does not appear
to havo doue so.   Ou the contrary tbo
women  in  all parts of tho stato uro
treated unfairly in  tbo ono public employment in which they are and always
huvo  boon   conspicuously  successful—
that of a teacher.
Justice demands that a woman bo paid
rid.  Ruciuo Moliero—all of the poors   the same wages as a man for  teaching
1 dramatists I lived with constantly,   •" tl10 Pnbh(! schools.   It is not just to
day  being  more  perfect  iu  my   pay women only 1(48 per mouth for work
of course.    When my  course   ••• P*****10 schools for which men receivo
Vernon   at the theater, nud I
('try and suid, 'Come to my bouse to-
rrow uud recite that to mo.' When
uorrow came, wo went to see him.
il entered he said in a sort of pntrou-
ig  fashion,   'Don't be frightened.'
fer been there before    For n minute
lit I was going to break down, but I
Iquered the fear aud  did  the best I
fw bow.    When I was through, ho
kissed me on  tho forehead and
[led me his pupil.   For n year I stud-
. with him—uli, he was snch u man,
best and cleverest  teacher  in the
tion in which tho best und noblest of
men cease to look upon her with reverence, then sho may be sure sho has over-
stopped the limits of womanly dignity
nud reserve, nud that thero her iiiliuonco
will not bo pure, elevating and noble.
Thero is plenty of real work for all of
us to do beyond tho sphere of home, in
the fields of art, science nnd literature
and also, like Fioreiico Nightingale and
many other bravo womeu, us uurses and
conifortors of the sick, Ihe wouuded and
tho dying.
Womon's iufluenco is sometimes snid
to bo grcuter now than in past times. It
is more palpable certainly, bnt I doubt
whether more pntont, for, us wo know
well for centuries, tiio baud that rocked
tho cradle ruled the world. Tbo difference is that nowadays women are uot
content to work quietly us moro wiro
pullers. Instead they like to see and bo
seen, and to huvo tho credit of their
Tho old idea wus that "men must
work nud women must weep," but tho
newer idea that women should work,
too, according to their talents and opportunities, seems moro rational aud
healthy and is calculated to make them
woep less. Let them give over weeping
by all means, but in all their work let
them remember thut "woman is not undeveloped man, but diverse," nud
therefore not to try to bo liko mon, and
also not to think that nothing is too
high or too sacred for them to meddlo
with.—Homo Notes.
Rhrnpuh're Fheop,
Shropshire branch of the Down
family partakes of the general characteristics of ilie Southdown, snys the
Orange Jiulil r'armor, although much
heavier botli hi fleece and body, and
also more robust, ll is said to be Hie
most prolific of all breeds of sheep, the
average rate of increase iu some flocks
of pure Shropshire often being 160 per
cent., while the product from the cross
of the Shropshire ram ou half-bred
long-wool ewes frequently reaches •.'(in
per cent. The p roll lie tendency of the
Shropshire Is a point of great Importance with the breeder, as ii innterlnlly
increases the profits ill furnishing early
lambs for the market. Tl
good mothers, and
1 till
b him was eouoluded, I went to the   (138.—Exobange.	
irut   Rudy as n sort of lluishiug
A year more there, and the time A s**-"-->"'"*-1 »»■ »"■»'•
'e for mo to go home.   On Thursday       SIrs' Au"e Howard has opened a bar-
!d goodby to my fellow studeuts, ns her sll*-P "ear the Brooklyu bridge,
pected to suil on Saturday, und buck where uli tho work is done by women—
io pension that hud been my homo do,l° '■"-■st delicately uud delightfully,
io long I went to finish my packing. "l behove it would be n good idea to
, old lady Who kept it, uud whom I   have a couple of colored women to pol-
Ialways supposed disliked mo, wus   ■*■•• hoots, too," sheet-id to a New York
affectionate, kissiug  mo ou both   reporter.   "As soon as meu get over the
ks, and I conld also seo that she was   strangeness of it they like to havo a
to than ordinarily excited. woman  take care of them.   I lourued
' 'Put ou your best gown, made- how to shave out west, where most of
1 suid she, and I, puzzled all the uew ■deu', cou)0 fl'om these d*-y8* I
at her demeanor, obeyed. My have two shops in Chicago that are do-
bnishmeut was greater when wo iu8 a good business. In ouo of them,
Irtcd off in n fiacre, tho bus or tram whilo I was working thero with four
I nig usnallv good enough for us. Soon others just before coming east, we took
pdrow up'at tbe Franoaise; but, in- »> *-**5 a weok, and the business is
lad of going in tho front way, I fol-   growing.
\ed her to the stage entrance.   Hore      "l aiu going to open a shop in New
■ teacher met mo, and kissing mo ou   York hoforo long—that is, as soon as I
Jiirehead said, 'In three minutes, j am well started here. Rents are bo much
demoiselle, you are to make your i higher over there in any location that I
-rjt,' should care to have that I thought I had
f"ou can imagine my feelings as he   Dotter bo settled in Brooklyn first.   My
fd me what to do, and after I had gone   trado horo is better every day.   Wednes-
ft before that vust uudieuoe ami given : <*»y8 «"d Saturdays I am vory busy.   I
"|agio scene from ono play, u bit of   shall have two more womeu hore within
ledy from .'another and fiuishod up   awook or ten duys. Of courso it isn't as
-h the little poem I had lirst recited   °--*y t0 •**-*• IeaUS K"00*- women barbers
Paris I folt as though I was tho most   «s " *8 <° ""■• -"e»- hut I know so many
ual failure iu the world.  There was   that I shall uot have any troublo.
Mr. T. P. O'Connor, a member of tho
English bouse of commons, has views
upon au ideal society. In his perfect nation men and women will enjoy social
aud political equality.
'' Whut I want to see,'' says tiiis ardent
champion, "is that women should be
placed in such au economic position that
marriage will not bo entered iuto by her
as the lust und the only means sho has of
getting ii livelihood. Every woman
should be taught to bo solf supporting if
sho belongs to thoso who havo to live by
their own exertions, and, indeed, whether
she does or not, she ought to learn to
help herself, for even settled facts may
disappear. Iu the wealthier classes woman should be given the highest education she is capuble of receiving, so as to
be uu intellectual companion toherhus-
I bund if she desire lo have one—and to
' herself if sho choose to live alone." But
the admirable common Beuso of these
statements is somewhat counterbalanced
by the fact that in Mr. O'Connor's ideal
"every girl will be married at 17 and
overy man nt SI."
abundance of milk for their young, in
this respect differing from many of the
large breeds. The Shropshire has a
longer face, of uniform dark tint, than
the Southdown, a full and spirited eye,
spreading ears of good size, and a forehead rather Hal and well wooled. Their
fleece weight Is generally from live to
seven pounds. The meat Is like the
Southdowns in fineness of texture, the
presence of fnt In the tissues, and richness of color. These sheep lire hardy
lu moist climates, and will endure a
wide range of soil and feeding. The Illustration herewith shows a blue ribbon ram Iamb belonging to W. II. Beat-
tie, of Canada.
. tain milk, when tested, has the required amount of milk solids, but the
percentage of fat is very low.    It bus
' been found that this Stale of affairs is
, due to the addition of a condensed
skimmed milk after the cream has been
I removed by the dealer. The report
sa.vs thai the dealer practicing this
fraud cannol be successfully prosecuted, because it cannot be proved that
the cream has been removed, and the
addition of ihe condensed skimmed
milk is mil nn addition of "a foreign
substance," prohibited by statute, it.
appears ilia! a concern in New York
is doing a thriving business furnishing
dealers with the condensed skimmed >
milk.   The number of cans of milk
i eived  by dealers ill Boston In 1885
was 0,85(1,500, of which there worn
sold N.o-.'-JT.'!:;. each can containing Sn,
llllll rl si. This quantity supplied about
three-fourths of the "greater Huston"
district.   American Cultivator.
Potatoes for Cows.
Potatoes have beeu found In many
trials to be an excellent feed for meat
production, and the general estimate
of their value for this purpose is thai
four pounds of tubers are about equal
to one pound of meal. Some rate them
even higher than this. Their value, according lo the Orange County Farmer,
however, does not depend upon the
nutrition they contain solely, but upon
tin- fact that as part of the ration they
tend to keep stock heailhy nnd nre an
aid to digestion, No very accurate
data exists as to their value In milk
production, although they used to be
regarded as a good milk feed iu
end  way.    Some
II hl-lime
tion, however, that ^^^^
they.lower the quality of tiie product
to some extent, but a small ration of,
say. live to six pounds a day produces
no effect upon quality, and is valuable
from n sanitary point of view, and for
tbe sail
A Pint of Peanuts,
Many playthings can be made for ba-:
by from peanuts and wood toothpicks.
A tiny chicken is made from a veryi
small peanut. Make eyes with ink ori
pencil at tho beak shaped end, and puti
in two toothpick legs.
Next a squirrel. Take u nut like that
in the picture The pointed end makes
the bead.  Draw tiie two eyes.  Stick two
i ti gen*
experiments confirm
view, witn the qualificu-
iwevor, that when  fed largely
variety, answering ill this
respect to the office performed by i ts
in mixed feeding.   Whilo pigs d i
readily eat raw potatoes, or nl lensl
prefer them cooked, cows cat them
wilh avidity In their raw
short pieces of toothpick firmly in the
peanut, near lhe bottom, for hind feet,
so tho squirrel can stand up; stick in]
two farther up, for fore feet. Last, cut
a little strip of paper aud clip it like
fringe; fold it and fasten it to the low-.
er end of the peanut with a pin for a
bushy tail.
To make two bouts split a peanut and
use each half shell. Cut out paper sails,
like tboso'in the pictures, and gum them'
on touthpick masts, letting the sharp
ends stick out. Cut from a cork two little cubes and gum to tbe bottom of tho
boats, inside. Press tho masts into the
corks, and the boats will sail in a washbowl sea.—Marion Beatty in Denver
Iwful silence, aud no ono seemed to
: ut me or care about me. Then all
i Budden there was a great clapping
I hands as a man stepped forth and
tided me this medal. I didn't know
vus for me and didn't want to take
but then M. Vernon came to my side
I in the midst of the enthusiasm told
i how he had entered me in the cow-
"Tho men iu this business dou't liko
tho idea at uli, uud evory now and then
I receive anonymous letters from somo
man barber or other. All I hnve to say
for tho writers is that whilo thoy wero
writing they woro not doing anything
else, and thut they haven't doue me any
Philadelphia has a college for bar-
Journallsm At Wellesle*r.
Wellosloy college should produce some
brilliant additions to the jourualistia
ruuks within a few yenrs. Ono of the
courses in Knglish offered duriug tho
junior year is in newspaper work. It is
for students who have done superior
work. Practice in reporting, condensing
editing and writing of editorials, topics
and reviews, with tho study of curreut
events, makes this half year's work of
great valuo to those who have pioved
their ability for it.
Gave All Her Scanty Havings.
Miss Caroline Rustad of Whitehall,
Wis,, a Scandinavian spinster, 115 years
of ago, has turned over to Banker J. O.
Melby $200, nearly ail of her scanty
earnings for tho lust 13 years, to be sent
to tho suffering missionaries aud Armenians in Turkey. Tho old lady insisted ou making the donation, nnd so Mr.
Melby forwarded thu money to the Lutheran Missionary society at St. Strnva-
gur, Norway. —Chicago Times-Herald.
Potatoes for Scctl.
There needs to be greater en re taken
in  selecting  potatoes.    Not  only   the
right form and size ure Important, but
it is quite tis  much so that the seed
should be grown from plants thnt have
kept their vigor until the tubers were
fully ripened, and that had not suffered from attacks of the potato bug, says
the Orange County Farmer.   The only
way to be absolutely sure nbout having
good potato seed Is to mark the strongest hills while they were growing, and
select  tin-   best   potatoes   from   these
hills.     Such   seed   should   easily   be
worth live times as much per bushel
for planting as seed selected tit random from n  pit or bin.    If a  farmer
can once get stnrtetl with seed of this
character, it will require much less
labor to tight the potato bug.    It Is a
good plan, also, to try the new varieties us quickly as they come Into market.    Most varieties grown from seed
will yield much heavier crops for two
or three yenrs after their Introduction
than they ever will again,
ai-w prunjnix l-heura,
Here are a pair of garden shears,
which are constructed on a principle
quite differuni from ordinary shears.
The In iter will, no mat ter how sharp,
never .-ut I nigs ami branches very
easy. lie way they shut pushes the
twig away from the cutting edge, and
much force is uselessly spent. The
shears shown iu our cut are quite different iu thai respect; the upper blade
while closing slides toward the band
by n simple, yet very ingenious contrivance, Which i- fully explained iu tho
Illustration. The sliding upper blade
does not allow the twig to slip away
from the grasp of the shears, but will
even draw il Into Its culling edge. The
Inventor of these garden shears is now
constructing other scissors upon tbo
same principle, and claims thai cutting
,         ......        H .   .....ft,,       .Ul      Hilt "
Ition without my knowing it, how I hers, whero women are admitted. Some
I  iaj«» .—- —a _••-.•—  .,   ■ of th oni better take Mrs. Howard as an
example and start out for themselves,—
Philadelphia Press.
judges were not willing that an
herican should compete, and tho con-
lion was to have me go on totally un
pared to make things fair in their
i minds. Vet, after all, in their own
Iguage, and because tbey really judged
\ the best, the medal was handed to
American  girl,  whom every one,
pn tbe judges, up to that moment had
rnrdod as  French." — Philadelphia
Tonne Old Maids.
Vt a very smart wedding a few days
tl it suddenly occurred to me that tbe
inontly lovely brido walking dowu
i aisle was not a day under 30 years
ngo, and yet sho had never been
Ideal Dress of the Working Woman.
Mrs, Martha Strickland is not only a
lawyer and a lecturer on parliamentary
law, but n wurm advocnto of physical
culture and correct dress. This talented
woman, who is yet young nnd charming
and graceful, curries out her ideas regarding correct dress in uu artistic and
pioturosque way thut is decidedly pleasing, even to very fastidious people.
In appearance she is of medium height
and plump. Her face is full, the expression   pleasant,  with a mouth  and
Dr. Josephine Cunln.
Dr. Josephine Cuuin, gold medalist,
Bishops, miiii, has been one of the few
successful candidates for the degreo of
L. R. 0. P. ut Edinburgh, tukiug highest honors lifter a sojourn there of three
months. Dr. Cunin is nt
Keep lhe Hena at Work.
All active fowl Is usually a healthy
one, and a lieu that has Ibis characteristic, If possessing a large, red comb ami
egg-pouch, can be counted upon us a
steady layer. If only she Is given kind
attention, snys the Independent    in
cold weather you must not expect anything but trouble from n Muck of idle
Chickens that have nothing in do bul
mope about lu a half-sleepy condition;
It is unnatural; what they require is activity.   Make them scratch among hay
or litter for every mouthful you give
them,keeping them a trifle hungry; lids
will stir the blood, and give thom something to think about.   Please remember
this when you complain about not gel-
ting many eggs.   Activity, meat scraps
uud il variety of food, with milk occasionally, will solve the question better j
than anything you can do  for them.
Winter Is the time they require your
best care. Ilon'l blame the bens be-
fore you lake yourself to task; be Just
In all things.
gnu Alts havi: A si.mixi)  in,.-,->-.'.
of several layers of cloth is performed
witli much less use of force ami witli
better results than with the old-time
a n v
present in
gittSZi nol3ehu!dr hi-w 5*5 — X tathe
p. and 1 could uot but think how       "The ideal dross of tho working worn-
Miss Helen Culver has given(1,000,-
000 to the University of Chicago. It is
always gratifying to the friends of equal
rights when coeducational colleges and
universities nre thus generously remembered, especially by women,
Tho rage for laco in woman's finery
extends nowadays literally from head to
foot, for lace slippers aud low shoos
made of stiffened net uud trimmed with
laco rusottes ure shown for hulli-nuni,
Fivo minutes' soaking in nmmouin
aud water will clean thu dirtiest frying
pans so that rinsing aud wiping are all
tbut will bu needed.
Uso a wiro frame for boiling potatoes
and soe how much of Vexation it suves
and how satisfactory tho result.
The Des Moines Women's club has
(1,000 in its treasury.
hisl,timing Calve*.
Dishorning calves, when two to three
days old, with the chemical dlshorners
(whicli, I believe, are simply dissolved
potash), is lu my case a complete success, says a contributor to tbe Country
Gentleman,   I have found a better way
for nie. yel ^.will describe the chemical
way: Before the horn has come through
the skin—on the second day tiller birth,
if possible—cut the hair away from the
place where Ibe horn would come—you
(■an  feel  the  bump -and    moisten    a
place as large us a silver quarter dollar
thoroughly With the dishorning fluid,
rubbing ll In with ti small swab.    Ito
nol drop any on clothes, flesh, or on the
call's eyes,    lu ten minutes nil, more
on.   Then let alone, and have no more
uneasiness ou the horn question lu the
case of that calf.   A brown crust forms,
which Is Ibe skin killed by the dlslioru-
er,   I.el Ibis alone nnd it will come off
In tlue time.   To make lhe chemical dis-
homer, dissolve a llllle potash lu us Ill-
tie water as will do; keep In a glass-
stoppered bottle.
Fresh  Wntcr for Hou-),
No niiiiini 1 suffers more frequently
from thirst than does the hog. especially when it is fattening,   If it is fed
milk nnil swill, the latter made salty
by the addition of the brine made from
suit pork while It is being freshened.
Its case Is so much tho worse.    Milk
contains some water, but It is so mixed with fat and casein that it cann
serve ns ti substitute for water,
one may see by placing fresh water
where the bogs can get It nt will. Thoy
will   not   drink   large  amounts.     The
bog's stomach is not large enough to
hold a  great  bulk  either of  food  nr
drink.   But the bogs that have fresh
water will have better digestion, and
It'  fattening  will  he  more  free  from
fever for having pure water.   On many
farms so much salt meat Is freshened,
and the  water used  lu doing this  Is
saved   for  the  swill  barrel,  that  lhe
bogs fed swill nre constantly suffering
Intense thirst, making them unhealthy
nnil diminishing their ability to make
the best use of the food Ihey eat.
Games For Parties.
These should always be arranged long
bofore the visitors arrive. Wheu you.
havo invited friends, you should make
sure of pleasing them as well us feeding
them. Some of the old games are still
tbo best. Do you know rumor? It is
played in this way: Let the company be
seated in a semicircle. A person at the
end whispers into tbe oar of one sitting
ou his left a short story, which is set
down in writiug for future reference.
The second whispers it to the third, the
third to the fourth, and so on to the
last, who relates it out loud, after
which the original is read, to the great
amusement of the company, for the two
versions are generally very different.    '
If you have friends who are good at
rhyming, the game of poetry is excellent. Here is a genuine impromptu,
rhyme composed by a boy only 9 years
old, who was playing the game with a
largo company. The words given to him
were Russia, Prussia aud armchair, and
after the time limit—five minutes—was
up he read this: «.
Flrsl I'd go to Russia
Antl sit in an armchair, ^
And then I'd go to Prussia
And do similarly there,
The samo game may be played by
putting three words into a sentence
without requiring rhymes.—Brooklyn
The Blind Children.
It was tho general hour for recess at
the great New York Asylum For Blind
Childreu.  Down the bare wooden stairs
a troop of euger boys clattered with so
much of the usual bustle and push that,
ouo could hardly believe were it not foxt ■
uow and then a pair of cautions hands
exteuded that uli those restless, bright
eyes were sight'oss.   Out through the
open doors to a small, barren playground''
thoy rushed. The feet of a foremost boy.
felt under them the joy of ice.   There?
was a scream of  pleasure.   The two or
three visitors standing near smiled at
one another.  It was merely u tiny, contracted patch of  frozeu  drippings from
the eaves that  boys who know whole
rivers   and   ponds  of   winter  pleasure
would have passed uuuoticed.   But, lo,
this littlo  afflicted one, whom we  had
beeu  pitying  as  having  lost  most  of
life's  pleasures, had  found the  key to
that most precious of all earthly possessions—contentment.    He  threw up  his
happy little arms in a transport of pleasure.  "Come on, boys!" he shouted, sliding down tbo narrow confines. "Come
on I Come ou!   Hero's a lake of ioe. "—
New York Letter.
Fraud Anion.- Milk  Dealers,
The reporl of   the    Massachusetts
Sale Hairy Bureau calls attention to
ii new fraud practiced by milk dealers
which cannot he reached under the ex-
lstlug Btatutcs.    It nppeurs Hint ccr-
Otltla antl   Ktitls.
Clover tea Is excellent for purifying
the blood, clearing the complexion and
removing pimples. Dried clover may
be used fnr the tea.
If castor oil is applied to a wart once
n duy for n month the wart will entirely disappear. In many eases it will
not require so long u time.
The discovery that colti coffee is an
excellent tonle for growing plums
should do away with the lust remnants
of the custom of warming over cold
To prevent a bruise from discoloring
apply Immediately hot water, or If
that Is not nt hand, moisten some dry
starch with cold water and cover the
bruised place.
it Is said that If parsley Is eaten wilh
onions or a salad containing onions the
odor of the onion will not affect the
breath. Tbe sprigs or parsley should
be eaten as you would celery.
A small piece of candle mny be made
to  burn  all   uigbl   by  putting  finely
powdered soil on It until it reaches the
black part of the Wick.   A small even
light may be kept in this way.        ,
When baking cake, on removing It
from the oven place the tin containing
the cake on n damp towel lor a moment and the cake may readily bo
taken from the tin without sticking.
A bundle of old letters was found not
loug ago in England which  turned out
to be valuable  because tbo letters were
written by Charles Lamb.    Very few of
you children are too young to enjoy this
great  author's  essay on "Roast  Pig,"
with  his funny account of the way tho
delicious dish was discovered. Wheu yon'
are a few years older, it  is to bo hoped'
that you will not  be satisfied until you
hnve rend every essay he wrote.   Indeed
a tuste for Charles Lamb is considered a
sort of touchstone—that is, if  a person
likes to read bis works, be is considered
by that ulono to be cultivated and intelligent.    Miss Agnes   Repplier declares
that renders of Lamb aro all so fond of
hiui that they are a little  jealous when
they find any othor admirer,   Von must
rend  his   letters, too, and  the story of
his life aud  see what  u  noble man ho
wns In his devotion  to his family und
his self sucrifice.    Yot he snid mice thut,
ho would like  to meet some great man
of the times, "because I never saw a
real hero. "   And all the timo he wns u,
hero himself aud didn't know it.—Now
York Times.
Tlfargy's Kitten.
Margy has  a  kitten which  she calls
Amber. Isn't that a pretty and appropriate name for a yellow cat! She said
proudly tho other day: "My new cat is
n very nice one. She hasn't scratched mo
once since I've had her. " One of her
aunts, to whom she was talking, inqnir
ed, "And when did you get her, Margy?" She answered, "Yesterday."—I'.x-
chauge. W3K7!
r on»nnr or who
Fifty-five Reported to Be the
Total Number of Dead.
Damaging   Testimony   Against  the
City—Tne Bridge Known to
Be Unsafe and Avoided
hy the Public.
Yesterday the divers and their
associate workers continued their
labor of clearing away the debris of
the broken bridge, but did not
bring to light any additional victims. Nor is it believed there are
any such now in the water, the
identification of 55 bodies and tlie
reporting alive oi 87 others—giving
a total of 142 known to have been
passengers on the death car.
The first work of lhe jury yesterday was to view the bridge, the inspection of which occupied several
hours. It was found that one at
least of the floor beams had broken
across, the break showing it to hnve
been so thoroughly rotten that the
wonder is it did not give way long
months ago. On returning to the
city hall, the testimony of several
witnesses was taken, the most important being that of Inspector
Wilson, who swore that he had several times advised a thorough inspection of the collapsed bridge,
and the boring of the timbers to ascertain their solidity or otherwise.
Capt. Win. Grant, whose evidence
on a very similar point is expected
to prove important, lias not yet
taken the stand, the remainder of
yesterday afternoon being devoted
to the filling up of connecting testimony as to lhe relative positions of
passengers, car and bridge at the
time of the disaster.
The plans from which the bridge-
was built in 1885 were yesterday
produced by Mr. Gore, deputy commissioner of lands and works,showing the structure to have been a
combination wood and iron affair,
spanning Victoria Arm at a high
tide depth of four fathoms, 'i'he
two Whipple truss through spans
were each 150 feet in length and
not in any way connected by strong
metal, while leading to them were
two Pratt truss deck spans of 120
feet each, and 105 feet of wooden
approaches, making the total length
of the bridge 645 feet. The superstructure was supported by five
Cushing piers, each pier being
formed by two clusters of piles
surrounded by an iron cylinder of
quarter-inch plate, the interstices
being filled in with broken stone
and grouted with cement mortar.
From early morning until well
towards evening funerals were taking place almost hourly, while the
medical men of the city spent hours
of their time in the homes of the injured, all of whom are reported to
be progressing satisfactorily. In
fact, the majority of the wounded
are now able to be on the streets
again, their bandaged heads or
limbs and their pale faces testifying mutely to the severity of the
experience through which they had
As anticipated, a number of persons who escaped are now moving
for a thorough investigation, and
in this connection a petition to
Premier Turner made its appearance yesterday and at once received numerous signatures.
(From tiie Province.)
The bridge was known to be unsafe,
anil it bus actually broken down once
before. So notorious was ils security
that many people were (earful at all
times of passing over or under it.
Tbe bridge wus built in 1885 by a San
Francisco company ut a cost of if 11,000
for the Provincial Government, and was,
we are assured by experts, a good enough
bridge ut tbe time   for  the   purpose lor
which it was Intended, i. e., the ordinary vehicular and passenger traffic of a
city of the then Victoria's size with, we
may assume, the usual margin of safely,
say live times the strength needed for
actual requirements. So far so good, but
what happened? when the city limits
were extended tbe bridge WBS taken over
by the Municipality. The Municipality
in turn, either made or confirmed arrangements previously arrived at with
the Tramway Company for the passage
of cars in total unconcern as to whether
the bridge was or was not Strong enough
to stand tbe additional truffle, The
Tramway Company seems to have been
quite content to assume what, it ought
to have proved; it lay down the track,
not in the centre, but upon one side of
the bridge, thereby atltling enormously
to the undue strain. It persistently
loaded its cars with as much human
freight as they could be mude to carry,
quite regardless of tbe state of the road
bed over which they bad to travel.
Warning was given three years ago of
what might lie expected when the bridge
par.tially collapsed. Hut the warning
fell on deaf cars. Nu precautions were
apparently taken by anybody | nothing
wue done. On tbe day of tbe accident
no measures of any kind were adopted
to regulate or minimise the traffic,
Act omits vary as to tbe number of
cars, which, at the moment of the accident, were on the bridge at the sumo
tine. Some say there were as many as
four; some say three; some only two.
The truth will douutless be bruuguyuit
during theenquiry, but be this as'
It is abundantly evident that ru
were taken by anybody to provi
the safety of the public on tiie occnsTpU'
' of all others when they should have been
fact is a scandal and <.:-
lis have paid with their
md it is cer-
. upe !   io   the   interest  of
public safety for the future that the day
of reckoning may ben rude one.
The vital statistics for the month of
Mav areas follows: Marriages, 6; deaths,
11 ;'births, 2\.
Kev. W. A. Gunton of the Baptist
Church will preach a sermon on Mining
and Miners on Sunday evening, June 7.
As the result of the examination for
coal mine managers' certificates, held
here recently, Messrs. W. II. Wall, T.
.Morgan and D. Wilson were the successful candidates.
The funeral of Eliza Martha Foster,
the ten-year old daughter of Mr. Win.
' Foster of Departure Bay, took place this
afternoon, Rev. Cauon Good officiating.
Hilbert & Son had charge of the Inter-
j ment.
Polities are very much mixed nt Van-
I comer.    Mr. Cowan and Mr. Bowser are
j working hard,   and  arc  succeeding in
| widening the split in the Conservative
party   and   improving   Mr.   Maxwell's
The proprietors of the several boot uml
shoe stores of the city have decided to
close their places of business ut 7 o'clock
every evening except Saturday and the
clay befoie holidays, commencing Mon-
' day, June lst,
The funeral of the late Wm. P. Bran-
I nun takes place tomorrow afternoon al II
: o'clock. The deceased leavesthrcechild-
ren—Mrs, Tully Boyee, Miss Julia
I Brannan and w. Brannan—to mourn
i the sudden loss of a father.
The police arrests for .May were:—
drunk, 5; feloniously entering room, 1;
total, 0. Four cases only were tried in
the provincial police court, viz: using
abusive and insulting language, 1; supplying liquor to Indians, 2; assault, I.
The rector of St. Alban's bus been
obliged to abandon for the present bis
i projected holiday, as the sad accident to
Canon Paddon and the extension of Key.
C. E. Cooper's leave of absence make it
impossible for the Bishop to supply Mr.
Taylor's place.
Foreign coal shipments for the mouth
ending Mav 80 were as follows:
n.vmi: and Destination. Tons.
! Sp Elwell, San Francisco  2,800
SS llolyoke, Port Townsend  III
i SS City of Everett, San Fran  3,080
Ilk Oregon, San Francisco  2,200
SS Pioneer, Port Townsend  80
SS Willapa, Porl Townsend  (ill
; SS Angeles, Port Townsend  25
SS Peter Jebsen, Los Angeles.  ... 4,Soil
. SS Willapa, Mary Island    80
■ SS Pioneer, Port, Townsend  50
i ss Geitie Storey, Blaine  70
SS Holyoke, Port Townsend   7(1
BkGen. Fairchild, San Francisco. 2,800
SS Tvce, Port Townsend     80
i ss Willapa, Port Townsend     GO
; SS Pioneer, Port Townsend  80
i SS City of Everett, San Francisco 8,750
A Sailor Jumps Into t lie Sea to Escape
From His Brutal Tormentor.
Mate William Smith of the American
ship  Benjamin   Sewell,  now  at  Port
Townsend,  wns, on  23rd  inst.,  bound
over  by  Commissioner  Swan   to   the
United States District Court in the sum
; of 1(2300 bail, ill default of which Smith
! is con&ned in tbe county juil there. The
charge against Mate Smith is cruelty to
a sailor, who jumped overboard and was
drowned us u result of Smith's abuse
> ami Inhuman treatment of him.
The story told by seven suilors who
testified against Mate Smith was to tho
effect that on January (I last, ut 4o'clock
in tbe morning, on u voyage from Port
Townsend to Shanghai, the mate went
on deck to stand bis watch and found
, William Man, uGerman sailor,on watch
wearing il coat. With an oath, Smith
ordered Man to take off the coat, telling
him tluit no one but the mate wus allowed to wcur a coat on that ship. Man
obeyed the order, but wus .not quick
| enough in bis movements to suit Smith,
wliu seized a bcluying-pin und struck
Man over the head with it three or four
times, then knocked liini down with a
capstan-bar ami struck him with his
iisis, bruising .Man's eyes.
The morning was bitter cold and
Smith suddenly took a notion to warm
Man. He ordered another sailor to bring
on all the clothes he could Iiml, unu
made Man put them on, finally having
a b|g sheet of canvas wiappeil round the
fellow. Then he ordered .Man to get up
and dance and sing on deck, telling him
lie did not want him to Ircc/.e. Mnu
obeyed as best he could, and u few minutes later when .Mate Smith went below
after breathing more threats against
Man, the latter quickly stepped to the
side of the ship and jumped overboard,
never being seen afterward.
Captain Sewell anil .Mule Smith of the
Sewell arc also under arrest on a charge
of extreme cruelly toward a sailor named
Fram-is while on the lust voyage from
Shanghai tu Port Townsend.
I    The ship Benjamin E. Sewell basil bad
' reputation among sailors, being classed
1 as one of the hottest vessels in the deep
' water (rude.    She generally  bus  nitiish
trouble iii shipping a crew, and her otii-
cers are singled out for special attack in
the "red record,"  Male Smith regarded
the matter very liglilly when arrested on
Saturday, and when asked by Commissioner Swan later if lie had  read the
complaint, be waved bis hand and jokingly said lie dhl not consider  it  worth
reading,   Captain Sewell listened to the
reading of tiie complaint against him
ami said with a smile:
"Well, now, that's pretty serious, isil't
Both of them were more serious at
midnight, when Smith was bound over
by the Commissioner.
Barney Barnato bail a long interview
with President Kruger Thursday und
eloquently pleadetl for clemency tu the
reform prisoners,
Tbe rumor that Mr Laurier will not
run for Saskatchewan is entirely unfounded, He bus definitely accepted the
nomination, ami will be the Liberal
candidate there ns well as in Quebec
Tbe Orunge Grand Lodge in session at
Collingwood on Thursday re-elected
Clarke Wallace Grand Muster by acclamation. Birmingham was re-elected
Grand Secretary by u majority of 21 inn
total of 250.
Specials to the St. Louis Republican
from various storm-swept town of Illinois and Missouri furnish the following
totals of the dead aild injured: Dead at
New Baden, III., 10; Breukrldge, III., |
20; Aiitlricn county, .Mo., r>; Jefferson
City, Mo., (i.
A terrible panic resulted from the
great, rush of people at the popular feast
at. Moscow, iu honor of the coronation of
the Czar, ami caused tbe trampling to -
death of many people, including u wo-
n an who wns delivered of a child dur- j
lug the excitement.
The situation nt St. Louis this  morn- !
ing is ns follows: identified dead,  13(1;
unknown dead, Hill; missing,32; fatally
injured, 19; seriously Injured in hospitals, 401; estimated injured outside of !
hospitals, 1000.   The property loss is eg- ■
milted at $20,000.    At Eust'st. Louis:
Identified dead, 110; unknown dead,0;
dying, (i; missing, 10; seriously injured
In hospitals. 200,     Properly   loss,   $5,-
000,000.     Total dead and dying, 2115.
Tbe Fisheries Department are advised
of the successful distribution of salmon
fry from the Fraser River hatchery in
the Harrison rivet, five and a quarter
million being planted, and in Pitt lake
a million antl a quarter. Four million
whitefish fry were sent from Lake Winnipeg and planted in British Columbia
waters—two and a half millions in Harrison lake, u million und u quarter iu
Shawnigun and lesser quantities in Pitt,
Deer and Coquitlam lake.
Bicycle?. Bicycles.
To Bicycles done on our premises at the shortest possible notice.
Mn. Cocking being a thorough practical bicycle hand, will be
pleased to furnish  all information gratis,  and all  work
done by this firm will be guaranteed to be first-class.
Next to Sloan & Scott's Old Stand.
P.   S—A larce consignment of bicycle sundries just arriv-
froiii the east.
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On and After June lst the
Will Close Every Wednesday
;J3?°Note this and send in your
orders in good time, so they can
be. delivered.
SS Peter Jebsen, Los Angeles ..
. 4,860
SS Willapa, Juneau  	
Sp Columbia, San l-'ram-isco  . . .
. 2,700
SS Excelsior, Alaska  	
ill il)
ss Royal, Bristol Bay	
Ss Progressist, San Francisco...
. 4,0110
Sr Norma, Alaska   	
SS Discovery, Port Townsend .
Sp Glory of the Seas, San Fran
. 8,850
ss Alki, Mary-Island   	
SS Progressist, San Francisco ..
SS Citv of l'uebht, Port Townsei
d     Kill)
SS Signal, Astoria	
ss Alki, Juneau	
Sp Oriental 	
.  2,8(10
SS San Mateo, Los Angeles	
. 4,200
SS Wellington, San Francisco. ..
. 2,4tll)
ss Mexico, Victoria	
Sp .1 B Brown, Alaska	
. 2,450
SS Wanderer, Porl Angeles	
BkRiuhard III, Seal tie	
SS Danube, Sitka	
.    337
SS City of Pucbla, Seattle  .
SS San Mateo, San Francisco ..
. 4,2H(I
Ilk ,1 U Peters, Port Townsend...    1,600
SS Umatilla, Seattle      1,000
SS Jeannie, San Francisco  1,400
Total 18,603
April. Mny.
Nanaimo 22,817 24,783
Wellington    10,127 10,088
Union 17,(iii-l Is,(in't
(Irami total
60,008   03,274
Harrison's circular says: "Iluring tbe
Heck there   have   been   seven   arrivals
from the coast with 12,208 tons of  il;
from Baltimore, 2014 tons, from Cardiff
■Ji'.ii Ions, (roni Sydney 2226 Ions.     Tbo
I unprecedented cold and stormy weather
at this timo of the year has materially
increased the consumption of domestic
grades,   hence the jobbing and   retail
j trade lias been   brisk.      Quotations  for
steam coal have been marked up, as tbe
I stocks of foreign on hand and en route
i are exceptionally light. It is a long time
i since the numberof vessels en route from
Newcastle   and   Sydney  were only  six
(three from each port) and aggregating
only 18,000 tons; this has not happened
, in years,    This of course is entirely attributable to the  local   labor  disturbances at Newcastle, which have been in
effect for about a month  anil  with  no
I evidence of any immediate settlement.
In the meantime our northern collerles
I are being benefitted, us their coals are
j being consumed on contracts which call
for Australian.    Outward grain freights
for the next season's  loading, ilo   not
show any marked Improvement, hence
inward coal freights remain fairly Strong.
|'Corral Hollow' will shortly become a
j factor in our fuel supply."
Prevailing prices are as follows:
Wellington   if8 01)
I New Wellington     8 00
jSoutblield       7 60
i Seattle  ib 00@6 50
I Bryant       6 00
Coos Bay    4 50
|-Wallsend     0 50
Scotch     7 60
Brymbo     7 60
Cumberland, In bulk |18.50! sacks 16 00
Pennsylvania Anthracite Egg  11 00
jOannel    8 00
sr. Paul's cuunoit.
Trinity Sunday, May 81 — 10 a. m,,
Sunday school; 11, Matins, sermon and
Holy Communion; 2:15 p.m.,Confirmation address; 8, churching and baptism;
7, Evensong and sermon.
Owing to the recent calamity at Victoria, the Jiishop canceled bis engagement here for Trinity Sunduy, but will
likely come up for .hint 7, when the confirmation will lake place.
sr. alban's council.
Trinity Sunday—Holy Communion, 8
a. in.; Morning Prayer, Litany and sermon, 11; Sunday school, 2:'M p. m.;
Evening Prayer and sermon, 7 p. m.
Band of Hope Monday at 8:45 p. tn.
C. E, T, S. ou Thursday at 8 p. m.
Week-day services as usual.
Morning service at 11 o'clock; Bible
class and Sabbath school at 2:80 p.m.;
'evening service at 7. All welcome. Rev.
' S. C. Stewart, pastor pro tern.
V. I'. S. C. E, prayer meeting immediately after the evening service.
Midweek  meeting, Thursday  evening
at 8 o'clock.
Services at 11 a. in. and 7 p. in. Sunday school and Bible class at 8:30. As
these will lie Mr. Wilkinson's last services as pastor of this church, he will he
glad to see all the members of the congregation present.
Rev. W. A. Gunton will use the fearful disaster at Victoria as a continuous
illustration in his sermon Sunday night.
Al Seattle on Thursday Victoria was
defeated hy tbe home team, the score
being Seattle 18, Victoria I. Fanning
was in the box for Victoria, bul his arm
gave out before the game -was completed.   Seattle played an orrorless game.
At Taeoma Thursday Portland won,
the score standing Portland 16, and Taeoma I-I.
At Victoria mi Friday, the home team
with Fred King as pitcher, won by a
Bcore of 7 to 2 for Seattle,
The Wellington baseball club has organized iis follows:—Hon. president, A.
Bryden; president, .1. L. .McKay; secretary, Dr. H,   Wasson ;  treasurer, Tbeo. I
Bryant; business  manager,  M. I lam-1
hurger; committee of management, A.'
Bryden. G,   W.   Kennedy,  Geo, Blake,
tl.'Small, tieo. Wallis.
Local Retail Market.
Flour—Ogllvie's Hungarian .to.INI '|i' III.
Green Crown li.DI)   "
Hercules    4.(>n   "
Sugar—-Best granulated .. f6.60i$sack
Bright yellow   4.25    "
Hams From 15c. to 17c. $ lb.
Breakfast Bacon 12c. to 18c    "
Lard—Best    15c    "
j Buttkr—Creamery    30c    "
Dairy . ". 25c    "
will uddreBfl meetings ns follows:
Salt Spring Island (North) May 19
(South)   "    20
Alberni    "    28
Nanainio City    "    30
Duncan's June   1
Comox    "      8
Union    "      4
Cedar    "      6
Somenos    "     8
McPherson's   "     9
Royal Oaks    "    10
Sooke    "    12
Gabriola Island    "    16
Nanaimo City    "    10
Nanoose    "    17
Wellington    "    18
Northfield    "    19
At tho above named meetings Mr. MoInneB
will be assisted by other eminent speakers.
The co-operation of all opposed lo tho present
government uro cordially Invited.
The government candldato nr candidates) <-r
anyone on their behalf, ure Invited t<> be present
aint will lie given ample opportunity to tnke
pari In the discussion.
A, I). Mi KBKZIS, fi. V. CaKK,
Secretary. Chairman oi Executive.
$1.50 Per Sack.
The outside or wood substance of wheat is removed and balance
of kernel ground into flour, making a perfect flour for all
dyspeptics, and will aid digestion quicker than any other
in use.- -^
We claim to have TEAS, tbe best, the equal of which are nowhere
to be bud. They will go the farthest and please the most
particular.    Choice Blends, 25, 40 and 50 cts. per lb.
The Best Groceries handled by us. Give us a trial order this
month and save money for yourself as well as store.
I Jack,  what made you look so nice last night  in
I church?
I Jack—Why Tom, because I bail'such  a clean shirt
■ and collar on and such nice polish on tbeni.
Tom—Where did you get them done?
Jack—At the '
^^pioneer Steam Laundry
Tom—No more Chinamen for me.   They ruih my shirts.
Jack—Drop a card In Post Office Box 95 or leave word at Imo's Barber
Shop anil the wagon will call on you at once.
Terms strictly cash, 0, 0. D.
D. M. STEWART, Proprietor.
wi*. womf**.s Sy-S
Will be in season alter
Sunday, and you should
not fall to get the ricli-
' est and best flavored, for
which you must cull at
Excelsior Bakery,
otice to Ladies.
Apples . ...
Potatoes. .
.... 8u    "
20c. per dozen
if2 00 per box
.. "be per sack
.25 to 5'J cents
»0("k  Springs, Castle  Hate  and
'^Pleasant Valley	
7 60
The death roll o( the Missouri cyclone
was repoited to police headquarters at
St. Louis on Friday as follows: Known
dead iu St. Louis, 157; unknown dead in
St. Louis, 24; fatally Injured in St.
Louis, 1ft; missing in St. Louis, 25;
known kea i in East St. Louis, 1118; unknown dead. 8; fatally injured, Sj total,
3«0, This list is not accurate in detail,
but is said to be approximately correct.
The police believe, with everyone else,
that the total is likely to be swelled
when the work on the ruins has been
I AM AGENT for Nanaimo nnd Districts for the New antl Perfect Carter's
Tailors' System. This system is up to
date; a parfeutladles' system; iH without a rival ami easy to learn; is noted
lor its graceful lines and elegant (onus;
it is not au experiment but a development, lean also teach bow to use this
system, and hIho all kinds of Dressmaking executed in first-clasH style. Prices
to suit the times.   Address,
Margaret M. Macdonald,
No. 09 1 Inliburton Street,
D. S.  Macdonald's Store.
II you do, it'll make a great difference
witli the youngsters ami a still greater
difference with you. They'll be better
shod than they possibly could be elsewhere and at a considerably less cost.
When you can save money by buying
better goods, youv'e struck a good imitation of ii boiian/.a. That's what you'll
always Hnd in our stock—tbe best juvenile footwear iu Nanainio. You can't
bent either our goods or prices. You
might as well try to beat a drum with a
Naniiimo Furniture Store
Johnston Block, Bastion St.
—Full and Complete stock of— 11
Furniture, Mattresses, Lounges,
Upholstered Goods of ell Kinds Mude and Ke-   *1
paired.   Furniture of nil description bought
and soldi   Mattresses repaired und delivered
the name day.   A trial order solicited.
First-elan Accommodation. Fire-proof building
Terms: St.00 Per Day and Upwards.
The Doon Hotel,
JAS. BENNETT, l'roprlolor.
Commercial St.,      Nunniino, I), C.
Broken Bicycles
Repaired in Good Shape
to avoid dnnger of accidents.
Repairing Bikes a Specialty
See the HYSLOP.
City Market
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
P. O. liox 227
Telephone 7-8
JOS. M. BROWN, Watchmaker.
A' \vKatrt.9 Demagnetized shoruJotice
By SPECIAL MACHINERY on tho Promises.
Flue mul Complicated Watches and Clocks
Carefully Cleaned and Repaired   v \
Pine CYCLOMETERS, for Bicycles, In Stock.
Cohnkii Church and Chapei. Strrkts.
' Soua Watkr
Ask for -:
Lawrences JEssS
Manufacturer!)! Temperance Drinks, Hvrups.Ao.      \J
Dellvered itqoio all parts of elty and vicinity.
T* 1'iompt attention paid to snipping orders.
Telephone U-t, P. O. llox 79,  Nanaimo.
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