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Array SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND; B. ,C.  SATURDAY   APRIL 39th,  rSjo  Yor a Good SPrixM M ediciije  Try ,a bpttje of HOpel's S^sapadlla,  I have a full stock of all the  Pop  ular Medicines,  L  mm  f HOLE GOMTflY ON  i  i><  Finest^     quality  Supplies.    TRY  of      Stationerv,      School  TOR N'ADO   IN  MISSOURI.  ,1 ,  Fighting   \q   Samoa  Accidsnt at. Hanako,  CARNAGE IN MANILLA  Rich   Silver   Strike.  /^Carload of Pianos!  Owing to the great demand   for and the popularity of  the  HEINTZMAN & CO., PIANOS, we h������ ve  now on,  the  way from  the factory  a  CARLOAD   of these <  , 'instruments, included in which'is one of their  BABY  GRANDS.    ��������� ,      &  This will re the first CARLOAD of Pianos to come to Vidoria,  and the first Baby Grand of Canadian make imported into the  city.  '   .. .    ' " ' ' '������   ,    'y.^'  -The Hemtzmtin & Co., is u-td by all'the great artists'of the  day when .visiting ��������� Canada. - ,    . t  Write for-Ca.talo.gue.  M.W.Waitt&Co.  Agents for  Vancouver  Island. ..  ACCIDENT;  ��������� Nanaimo, April* '.-27th.���������Alex.  Munro a timberman working at  Haslam Creek was badly crushed  by the sudden fall of a tree.- He  was brought to town for treatment.  FROM MANILLA.  New York, April 27th.���������Dispatch from Manilla says Gen. Mc-  Arthur's division ��������� of Colorado  troops annihilated the. insurgents'  at Calumpite today. Aguinaldo's  troops made a stubborn resistance  but were driven to the hills.  TOJRNADO.  Omaha, Neb. .April  27.���������Tornado is reported  two   miles   east'of  FROM OTTAWA.  Ottawa,' April  27.-���������At   evening  session public .bills were considered,  the principle one being that of   Mr.  Mclnnes to amend-'the   naturalization laws.     He   de-ired   that   the  courts be  empowered   to   examine  applicants for   naturalization as to  qualifications for citize-nship.   Messrs Monk, D'avin, and Davis strenuously opposed-the Bill which  was  shelved,by   Sir   Wilfred   Laurier,  moving the adjournment of the debate.    The Government has  reconsidered its   decision   to   wish-draw  the military force from Yukon  and  will not do so this year.  ���������ANTHRACITE COAL MINE.  Whatcom, Wash. April 27.���������The  Mount'    Baker  district  has     the  only  ' anthrcite   coal     discovered  north of the, Union Pacific railway  and west of the Mis-sissippi,  except  the mine at Alberta, on the   line of  ' the Canadian Pacific.    The discoy-  ! ery of this .important factor in  the  development of ��������� the   country   was  made    last   summer,   on   Cornell  Creek, 40 miles from here.    A company with P.  B.   Cornwall at   its  head, and composed of other capitalists with whom he has been associated in various   business   enterprises, was organized   to   develop  the claims.    The  tunnel is now in  over ,500 feet, and it is fully demon-  strated that it is anthaacite averaging 90 per cent, carbon.     As yet it  is not the hard, rock-like   form   of  the Pennsylvania anthracite, but it  is getting firmer .as the tunnel   extends.  which placer claims at ' Atlin   and  Bennett districts were laid  over   is  ' extended to July 1,  THE  CHURCH MILITANT.' '  Spanish    Burg,   West   Virgina*  April   ' 28th.���������Two    mountaineers.  .wore arrested   ln. church   'by the;  minister today:  - Tbe minister waa'l  also a Deputy Sheriff,  and during,  the services he saw two/ mount-tin* ;  ears, for whom he had warrants,.iii ���������*'  the   congregation.    The  .minister'  drew his revolver and  hand-cnff$d~  the  men.    He then   placed  them,  near  the pulpit,  finished   servicQ - <  and took his prisoners to jail."  \  FROM .SKAGWAY. 'V ;\ \ A  .Skagway,, Alaska, April  25th,���������* ,".,|  It   is   understood   that  Canadian -1*  government has instructed  Collec*./ <'  tor to see all'American conveys'arel. ,--  allowed topioceed to Log Cabin>a. V  formerly.    It  is    stated   that the  Canadian officials in. stopping con4-44 v.l  veys at Summit acted ' without/.'au-4*.  thority.   " ���������     *,      ,-   '<   -y'%  .,   Several1 Mounted Police loeateel  claims  taking    up  acres.  their claims down to  100 feet,' the  amount allowed by Canadian Maw.-/.r  FEARFUL STORM.  .'   '''b "    *^-  fully   twenty r  Miners  union cut. each-\of y  YICTOIoIA,  O.  PUPILS   RECEIVED   Mrs. Meyer, Sandwick, receives  -pupils for Piano, Singing, French,  and German.  ��������� __������������������-������������������-.. _n _,_���������������������������-.. .        in.  "HT B_H*I YOU HAVE A WATCH  _UBj that does no r give  .-SATISFACTION J.RING IT TO  gtoddart.  Opposite Wnvcrlev Hotel.  ���������niim-���������nwiiru in n_m,n>i-ii  ispimait h Maimo By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. I-Sth, 1898.-  VICTORIA TO WELLI_MGT03Sr;  "Wo. 2 Daily. No. 4 Sat.urday.  A.M. ������������������������������������.'-'       '    A.M.  ������De. 9:00 ........... Victoria........^.V. Dc*. '..:00  "    9:30... ..Ooldsu-'.nm "   3:29  "   10:19....:..    .Slnxwnigun l-i-ke .... ''   i.H  ���������"   10:38........ : Duncans . ... '_._,.  p.m..', ,; p.m.  .���������*'���������   12:30 .......Nanaimo..... 6:06  Ar. 12:_5. "Wellington .'......   Ar. C20  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  ���������No. 1 Daily.  a.m. .  SDe. 8:25.... .Wellington  "   8:46. Nanaimo.  No. "3 S.iturday.  A.M.      De. 3:10    " 3:23  10:01.. ....Duncans "   -:37  '���������'10:42....   ...Shaunigan 1 iikr*  "   5:08  " 11:33      Golds-ream    *'   5. .9  Ar. 1200 M.       . ..Victoria..   Ar. G 25 p.m.  Reduced rates to a_jd from all points   on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon-  l i  ������_ay.  For rates  and   all   information    tippy at  Company's'Iffires.   .  A. DUNSMUIR, Gko. L. OOU.ITNEY.  Prksidbnt. Traffic MaruiKer.  C H. TARBEIX.  . DEALER   IN t,  Sto?es and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. a  TO H. M. -S. PH2ETON.  Good bye and   good   luck   to   the  crew of H.M.S. Phaeton.,  Say  the lads and lasses of   Comox  of those wbo had a mate on.  And the children they heartily join  in it too,  In wishing  Lieutenant   Cay ley,  Wbo treated them so gaily,  That he would enjoy blessim^s a few;  With respects io the  Captain  and  hope he'd he kind  To that one, thc dearest of children  the. teacher by mistake left behind;  And give strictest injunction to tbe  Doctor theX Rays to,hold tight  on,  So that loirs'   secrets, "Benjamin  Binns," the public would not  enlighten; ���������,  Tbe noted "Roast Chicken" we will  keep lively and kicking, so that  it may gain  An addition of flavor   in  et-re for  "John James Brown" Avben he's  "Coming on Again  s..  CARD O-F THANKS.  I beg <o   reSiurn   sincere   thanks   t<i  all  those who   contributed to  the  fund for my  relief during my illness at*-the Hospital.  JOHN PETERS.  IpGORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  ^mmmzx**,^  LI VERY,  ;Single and Doulsk Rigs to let  -at���������  ReasonaDle Prices  Jkljear   Blacks-mith Shop, 3r^ St.  CCT>IBERL.4N0/    JB.  O.  DEMAND   FOR  LIQUOR   AND  Cia.Aj.iS.  Nanaimo, April 28th.���������Month o_  April will show, the largest amount  ' of business ever transacted liy Io -  ternal Revenue Department in this  city. Th������ demand for begr, cigars  an-d  tobacco  is    on   the   increase.  here. *��������� Six people killed'4 and.-'-great  damage done to property.  ENTIRE  COUNTRY ON  EIRE.  Bassett,'Neb. April 27.���������A prairie fine _Jof "extraordinary proportions and of great fierceness ia raging throughout Rock country. The  residents of this entire section are  fighting the flames, but a strong  wind is driving the fire, and all efforts to control it have failed.  From here to Newport,, a distance  of 20 miles, the whole country is a  mass of flames.  THE MUTUAL MURDER COM-  ���������   BINE TO BE DISSOLVED.  New   Yor__,   April    27.���������Under  M-inill4-, date, dispatch to the Journal says the   revolt   of   Filipinos  against tbe authority of the United  States appears to be on eve of collapse.    Aquinaldo is now   conferring with the cabinet  council   concerning peace overtures.    Tbe next  advance of  American   troops   will  bring about the absolute  surrender  of the rebels.   A feeling of hopelessness is spreading   throughout   the  insurgent army..     Many of Aquin-  aldo's   officers   are    returning   to  work at Manilla.  MAN KILLED.  Vancouver, April 27.���������Chung  Yon, Chinaman, was killed at  Eagle Harbor by a tree falling on  him.  Mayor Garden sent a letter to  the Militia Department to-day asking them if they would consent to  transfer,to the city- the lease of  Deadman Island, provided that,  their lease be turned to Ludgate.  Indignation meeting is to held.  FIRE.  Nanaimo, April 27.���������The engine  hot.ee and atomizing building of  the Hamilton Pu*wder Co., were  badly scorched by fire to-day. The  whole powder works had a narrow  escape from destruction. Had it  not been for the efforts of the Wellington fire brigade tbe building  would have been totally destroyed,-  J     THE DEXTER SUIT:  -Nanaimo, -" April; .27th.-^Chief.:  Justice and Jury  yesterday heard  the case of Baker vs Cilpatrick,- in  which defendant  is charged  with  malicious prosecution.   Baker hired  a horse from Kilpatrick.    In course  of the drive the h'orse .ran  away  and was killed.    Kilpatrick there-  fora brought a case against Baker  charging   him   with    driving the  horse    to   death-    Action    failed.  Then Baker sought  damages from  Kilpatrick for   malicious prosecution.    The jury  brought  in a verdict for $200.00 damages.  LATER.  Vancouver, April 28th.���������Justice  McColl gave judgement in favor of  defendant Kilpatrick in Dexter suit  with Baker this ofternoon.  FROM    ATLIN.  .Nanaimo,   April   27th.���������J. Bennett a* rived from Atlin this  morning.    He  reports    eight  thousand  people on creeks, 1500 of whom can  get  nothing- to do.    There is  no  end  of trouble  in   regard  to  the  claims, for  all  is  confusion.    Mr.  Bennett counted  no  less  than   11  different posts on one claim.  There  have been great many deaths from  pneumonia around  Atlin.    Claims  canbe bought for ten dollars. There  is no gold to speak of coming  out.  The   bed rock is from 15 to 30 feet  from the surface and in every case  the  bed    rock    has    been   found  barren of gold.  At  Skagway  there was  a  good  deal of indignation   against the  B.  :  C. Alien Act which   Skagway  says  it not the work   of   British Columbians.  BRIDGE  . St. Louis, Mo., April 27.���������A eathcnriiig  storm that has been - threatening--all after*- ;v-':  noon broke upon Kirksville at 6:g0 o'clock -<. '  to nighfc,i in all the fury of .a cyclone.������' Four -v*-"  hundred buildings,' homes and .stores* wet* "  levelled to, the ground in that' section.;,In .  the heavy rain that foil,' ,-the , people *������wha'-?*'���������  had escaped turned'out to rescue thei injur-. *'���������"'*. ^f  _-ed.<'> Forty dead have^be'en taken-from' tlMf r^r-f  ruins and it is fully expected that tbe list of ���������-'- J.  dead Will reach 60, The damage id eotM ".  thing frightful. .   .   ' '    \ 4    '  SO VIE MORE CARNAGE.  Auckland, New Zealand,' April 28.���������Sew  vere fighting has again taken place in which  over 200 men have been killed. The Brit-  ia-i cruiser attacked 200 followers of MalieW  toa at G-aunt's Landing. The latter were  subject to a hot fire and retreated to the  Sheloing beach where they defended then_*_,'  selves bravely for a , time- and afterward*  fled.    The fighting still continues.    '    ���������" '  A RICH STRIKE.  "Vancouver, April 28.���������A rich strike ha*  been made by R. Robertson at Loughbow  Inict on an abandoned mine, which had  been developed by the Cuban Silver Co.  The rock is said to run from ������33 to $211  worth of silver per ton.  11>  BOWEN VS. E & .N.   ,  Victoria, Aprif 28.���������The trial of E. Bow������  en vs. E & N. railway before Justice Drake  is on this a. m. Ou the 20th Aug., plain*  tiff Bowen was loading coal at a chute at  Wellington. He claims the engine waa  backed against him. Wants $2000 damag-fl<  Case adjourned for a week.  GOOD GOAL IN THE HEW  SHAFT.    ���������  FERRY   ACROSS  RIVER.  Vancouver, April 27.���������Tenders  are called for -a lorry across Bridge  River to be in May 20,      Time   in  The upper seam of  No. 6  Shaft  measures    6ft.   Sin.   of clear coal.  The quality  is  fully  20  per cent  above any other coal yet  found on  thc Island.'    It is particularly goo4  for  steaming    purposes.     Already  tbe quality of Union Coal for coking    has   been    proved    but   the  seam just found contains  coal su--  perior to any other discovered here.  The Union Colliery  Company  in*  tend to open the upper  seam a fety  yards on each side  and   then   sinls  the shaft to tbe lower seam.  The different mines owned by  the Union Colliery Co.. are being -  thoroughly exploited to the end  that when large contracts come ic.  the company may be in a position  to fill orders quickly.  on .^_V*-T\ -._^  -* __J-  ���������sS5k-\  _*0  V j,*1  :VvX  \  LOLITA 18MIL.il).  She Swam Before She Learned  to Walk.  HER   SKIN   SCALY    LIKE A   FIS1I.  She S-iys the Waves C-t.II Iler All the  Time. :iii'd Slie Loves Them���������"When  u Chil'l. She Stiveil n DroTvning V/o-  nmn Iti u I_o--{������h Sen.  Lolita Farron, who lives near Lake Mer-  ritt, in California, lias a skin with scales  'ike a fish. Twi'co every day, says tho San  |c-.ii. cisco Call, her mother rubs her from  joad to foot, witli swchg oil. Aftor tho  oiling tho skin loses in it dogrro its scaly  .i])pcarant'u. Ac night Lolita is wrapped  in clothes saturated with oil. l.y constant  "applications of oil her skin is preserved in  a fairly smooth condition, and it is only  when very closo to her that tho fishliko  scales arc apparent. Otherwise she looks  liko any other pretty, healthy child of 14;  Save for her skin and web feet sho is a  perfectly normal child.  Lolita   can   swim    and  dive liko   the  nymphs and mermaids of old.     Tlio sullen  boom of tho waters, a heavy storm al soa.  t.hcpo aro  .is   sweet   music  to  her  cars  When tho current  is strongest, when tho  PHASES OF LOLITA FA__UO_.'S I.IFK.  waves leap highest and the salt spray  splashes, then she plunges in and gleefully  breasts the ocean's wavo, whilo stronger  limbs and fainter hearts quail on shore.  "Sho swims like a fish," said the people  on the beach at Santa Cruz, watching Lolita outdistance all other swimmers.  "No wonder sho swims liko a fish,'  mysteriously replied ohoof Lolita'sschoolmates; "she is:liko a-ish."  "Sho is like* a fish, "echoed along the  beach until it reached Lolita herself: and  played about her cars, robbing tho sea of  its music and tho waves of their charm  Lolita and her mother packed their trunks  and returned to their home in Oakland.  But the salt of tho sea and the lap of  the waves tormented her nights and made  miserable her days. A daily swim in tho  Piedmont baths did not drown the memory of tho ocean's swell', and Lolita was  sent to Santa Barbara for tho rust of the  vacation.1 This child of 1-1 swam In a way  that astounded the oldest surf bather.  One morning a young lady, a novice in  ���������swimming, ventured out far beyond her  depth and was unable to return to the  beach. As easily and lightly as a sea gull  skims over tho waves littlo Lolita swain  out to tho drowning girl and brought her  in to shoro.  "Sho swims like a fish," said au old  gentleman.  "Haven't you hoard why?" answered an  old lady who was tho confidential friend  of Lolita's aunt.  "Haven't you heard why? Haven't  you.beard why:-1" echoed nil of Santa Barbara.  And Lolita heard too. Sho wrote a pitiful little letter homo and with "heimwoh''  gnawing at her heart awaited a reply.  Her father came for her, and together thoy  went to Coronado.  Of all thc swimmers who took a daily  plunge there was none who could compete  with Lolita. Sho would swim far out  beyond the reach uf tho eye, beyond tho  sound of the voice. Tho other children  begged her to teach thorn and found her  ever ready to help.  - "Why do you always wear stockings,  Lolita;-'" asked ono of tho littlo girls.  "It's much nicer to have your legs bare  whon you go in tho.water."  Lolita did not reply, but ran sobbing  up the beach, and that night sho and her  father left for Oakland.  All this a friend of the family told me  r.s v.'o crossed tho bay. She finished up  the story abruptly in front of a tiny white  cottage. "Sh!" she said. "Thero"s Lolita drying her hair now."  I looked and saw the figure of a child  completely enveloped in a mass of golden  hair. A Lorelei never sunned streaming  hair of a moro beautiful shade. Sho ran  slim whito lingers through it and shook it  out in tho sun, a glittering mass of fluffy,  golden locks. C~  We knocked at the door unnoticed by  Lolita. Mrs. Farron, who admitted, us,  is a slight, dark, extremely nervous woman Sho talked to us in a faltering'way,  punctuated by fluttering, birdlike gestures. "I was cleaning a fish a short  time  beforo   Lolita   was   born,   and   the*  thought of it made mo very ill for days  I was not surprised that she was born  with skin scaled liko a fish. . Her legs,  too, wero joined together, and tho feet,  being webbed, made her look liko' a  strango, uncanny sort of fish. Tho doctor  aftor a surgical treatment assured mo that  ��������� sho would bo ableto walk naturally.  "As a mere infant sho was passionately  fond of Wiiter. When tho nurse gave her  her bath, sho was wild wit'i' delight and  struck out with her littlo arms and logs as  though sho wanted to swim.  "Lolita was not quite a year old whori  wo went to Santa Cruz ,to spend the summer. . She could not walk at tho time, but  wo used to put her in a littlo bathing suit  and let'hor creep on tho sand.  "Ono day tho waves rolled up higher on  the shoro than usual, and somehow sho  got mixed.up vfith them. Thero were  bathers all around who saw her, and at  least a dozen of them started to tho child's  rescue. You can imagine how surprised  every ono was to seo tho babe swim as easily as tho most accomplished swimmer.  She took to tho water as though sho belonged in it. After that wo simply could  not keep her out of it.  "Though- it was weeks beforo Lolita  could walk, yet every morning sho went  for a swim with ,her father. Then she  would sit quietly for hours and' look at  tho ocean, never making a .sound, but  screaming and crying if any ono attempted  to take her away.  "It worried me dreadfully, and I came  homo. I made up my mind I would nover  let the child go swimming. After she  learned to walk I used to tako her along  tho beach to look at tho water, but I never  let go of her hand for an instant.  "Ono day, however, while walking on  a lake shore sho broke away from me,  threw herself in and swam to the opposite  shoro. '    '  " 'The lako asked mo to come in,' was  all she would ever soy about it.  "Wo havo a,little fountain in tho yard,  and Lolita would sit there for hours running her fingers through the water. She  .never has tasted fish, but for the matter of  that I cannot even bear the sight of one  myself.   .  * * She went to school when she was 6,  and I feared that sho would suffer from  tho careless remarks of the other children  about her skin, but through the application of oil I managed to have her skin  look almost natural.  "I'never permitted her to go swimming  at tho baths hero or in Alameda, although'  I could not prevent her from constantly  slipping away to look at tho ocean. She  would' never say whether or not sho went  in swimming on such occasions.  "This summer we went to Santa Cruz.  Lolita had not been thero since babyhood.  When sho went down to tho beach, sho  burst into violent tears. She could not  wait, she was so impatient to..put, on a  bathing suit and swim. Sho would stay  in tho water almost  all   day long, but  it  A MlLliUf. MlttlU-.  Italy's Bloody Record During the  Past Decade.  AN   AXTISTABBIXft    ASSOCIATION.  ��������� ���������  What thc \otoriou. Camorra ancl Mafia Societies Have Done to Disgrace  ������ ....    .  . -  the Nation���������Organized Robbem and  Assassin4..  (  It, is' reported that an association has  been formed in F_c:me called "La Lega  Contro il Coltello," or tho " Antistabbing  league" It'is, composed principally of  workmen, Iind its "programmo is to discourage tho use of theknifo among Italian  workmen. Tho frequency of fatal stabbing ...Trays'lias been so great this season that many ordinary citizens deemed  it unsafe to move out of doors aftor night-  mai-ding contributions for tho order , In  most cases tho money asked for was paid  When it was not, the unwilling victim in  spired new terror and secured moro ready  compliance with the demandsof the blackmailers A general panic prevailed, and  within a year the hand that was extended  with tlio mystic words "for the Camorra'  was never held out in vain.  Thoperiod  between 1838  and 1848 was  the golden age of  this murderous  society  in Naples���������indeed throughout Italy���������and  it  is  inconceivable  to what extent  this  nefarious taxation was levied ' Every form  of business was forced to contribute     Every individual business transaction, when  "nt 'lono in snerofi. paid a tax   The agents  or the _o.ie.y were in every, inarKutuojiuuL  ing toll from tho butchers, tho fruit vend  ers,   tho   vegetable   peddlers,   the   flower  girls     Tho men of the Camorra stood on  the quays whon the fish boats came in and  collected toll on every catch     At tho cu's-'  toni houses when goods'were'entered they  demanded and' received blackmail on ov-  ory  package     They called  daily  at the  wineshops to collect a percentage v..i tho  duy's  business, and'woo to tho innkeeper,  who sought to conceal the amount of his.  daily receipts', for tho spies of the Camorra  were everywhere,' and  an   attempt to defraud its collectors meant death from   the  stiletto.  They watched the gaming houses  and demanded their dues at'tho end of every game.     Tho houses,of ill fame did not  escapo a daily exaction, for to this infa-  never seemed tp disagree with her. People begau to talk about her wonderful  swimming and tiion about���������well, about  other things, so wo came homo.  , "But Lolita was so unhappy hero that I  sent her down to; Santa Barbara. From  there her father took her to Coronado, and  then they carao home.  "We have to let her go swimming every*  day now. She goes in the morning before school. I forbade her going at first,  but she grew so strangely silent and went  around so piteously that I had to let: her  go. She swam in the surf at Alameda  this morning and is oiit in the yard now  drying her hair. I'll call her in. Lolita I  Lolita!" .  Lolita carao quickly, throwing back her  golden hair and showing an oval face  with delicate features and beautiful sea  grcon eyes. She is not as tall as the average child of 14, and she has an odd, piteous  expression. ,  .  "Did you enjoy your swim?" I asked.  "Yes, but  I  had  to  como  homo,   and  when the waves call you all the time it is  so hard to get away from thorn."  "You lovo tho sea. " I said.  "Oh, yes, and tho sea is my friend.    It  would never harm me.    Even when I .was  a baby  i. let mo ride on it."    Sho moved  over to thc window, and the rays of  light  fall-Tig on  her  faco  showed  tho  peculiar  scaled skin.     In tho shadow it was scarcely noticeable.  "People say I am liko a fish," she continued in a voice as young and fresh as an  ocean breeze.  "At first I felt dreadful about it, but  now I do not care. I can swim better  than any of them. And, oh, if you but  knew tho things the sea says to mo when  I am swimming���������all about coral reefs  and mermaids and beautiful fish 1 I know  there is something in tho sea that plays on  somo sweet instrument, because when I  swim with the side stroke I hear tho most  heavenly music. No one elso can hear  these sweet things, so 1 do not care."  A man was  recently convicted in Eng  land of  having enlisted as a recruit in 15  places, decamping each time with advance  money.    England   loses  about $500,000 a  year from such operations.  A  PAPER OF   TACKS.  Life is a sad riddlo. Thero is at last  only one way out���������to givo it up.  A hog may act the part of a man without knowing it. A man can never act  the part of a hog without knowing it.  Wo all regret today what wo did yesterday. Will we regret the day after tomorrow what wo do tomorrow? Is it not the  Dnly safe way to do nothing at allr���������Hardware4.  STASHED IN THE BACK.  I  fall. A leading Italian newspaper explains that tho chief inotivo for these  crimes is not cupidity or desire of plunder, but either vanity���������that is, a false and  exaggerated ".sonse of honor���������:cir morbid  jealousy or rancor. Evory year Italy fights  a great battle with herself, which costs  ,4,000 lives and gains her nothing but  shame. Many such crimes are supposed  to be committed by the notorious Camorra  and Mafia societies. It is estimated that  1,000,000 murders have been .committed  during tho past decade.  The Camorra in its palmy days was, according to Heckcthorn, "an association,of  thieves,-, plunderers, blacklegs, gamblers,  blackmailers, extortioners, highway rob-  ' bers and" assassins." Hockethorn, insists  that it had its beginning in the prison of  Naples.  Thero was, it is said, ip ihv> prison of  Fano a socialistic genius named Antonio  Giaparelli, who, finding that on the arrival of a fresh prisoner only a few of the  previous inmates profited by the plunder,  conceived the idea of forming an organization which should systematically undertake the job of fleecing the newcomers  and sbaro equally in the proceeds. The  realization of the idea proved that Antonio had, in common parlance,'; a great  head, for after the organization of the society the robbing was much more thoroughly and systematically .done, and all  the members shared in the benefits. The  good features of the order comm_.nd.ed'it  to the judgment of other prisoners, and  soon all those incarcerated in the castle of  Fano were members of the new order.  When times becamo quiet, conspirators  and banditti wero released a: few at a  time, and as. the terms of other prisoners  expired thoy, too, departed, and by their  manner of life soon rendered themselves  candidates for incarceration elsewhere  Remembering tho success of the prison or  der in Fano, the robbers and murderers  who speedily found lodgings in the prisons of Naples, Florence, Milan, Geneva  and Rome thought of the benefits conferred upon themselves and their friends  by the society of Fano, and consequently  branches of tho order wero established in  tho prisons of every largo city in Italy, and  beforo, 1820 every prison had a Camorra  society.  No long timo elapsed before tho bright  intellects of the prison orders fancied that  the usefulness of the society might be ex  tended beyond the prison walls     In 1828  a merchant doing  a  humble  business in  one of  tho poorer quarters of  Naples was  visited by a stranger who requested a contribution "for the Camorra."    The mer  chant refused, stating that he knew noth  ing of tho Camorra, never heard the word  beforo and finally ordered his importunato  visitor out of  tho  shop.    Evory store  in  that street received a  call from   the mysterious stranger, and every storekeeper re  rlised  to  contribute      On   tho  following  morning  thero  was  a  sensation   in   the  neighborhood, for tho first  merchant was  found dead in his  bed with half, a dozen  stiletto wounds in his body and a placard  on his breast intimating that ho had been  executed  by the Camorra.    A day or two  lator another  stranger, as mysterious as  tho first, went through  tho  street with a  similar request for contributions.   Several  of tho storekeepers paid, but the next day  one who had refused was  found dead under circumstances which recalled the first  assassination and with a similar placard  The story was told  all over Naples, and  people began   to speculate as to what tho  Camorra might  bo     They soon learned,  for within a few months agents of the society visited  every  store  in   Naples,   do-  VENGEANCE ON THE HELPLESS.  mous organization the price of dishonor  was as valuable as any..other blackmail. .  So extensive became its .operations, so  dreaded wero its agents in Naples and  Rome, that it was. greater than tho government. All classes belonged to it, the  entire population contributed to its treasury, and so powerful was it that more  than once - in political emergencies the  Neapolitan kings employed its agents to  restore public order when the iegal force  of the state was not sufficient for tho task.  It was even asserted that moro than one  king belonged to it, and thero was no  doubt that among tho courtiers there wero  many who were cither members of the  order or profited by its exactions.  Between. 1 $40 .and 18-1S  the society became so bold  that simple   blackmail was  too tame,  and  its mombors resorted to  open robbery and  murder.    Evory street  of Naples and  Rome was   beset day and'  night: by tho Camorra, tho members having a code of signals by which they communicated with each other.   They worked  in gangs.    A mew like a cat indicated the  approach of tho police, a cock crow that of  a benighted pedestrian, a long sigh showed  that it was not safe to attack the stranger,  a sneeze  signified that he was not worth  attacking, and thechanting of an Ave Maria was a signal to pounce upon the prey.  Robbery in the streets by day as well as  night  became  tlio  commonest of  occurrences.    The finding of,a dead body in the  morning was hardly noticed, save   by the  police.    The  society becamo so bold that  in pure shame the government Was compelled to makesomc effort at its suppression.    The disturbed condition of politics,  however, throughout Italy from 1848 until I860 prevented tho success of the weak  and tremulous efforts at the suppression  of. the  society, and   until ISO1, it was an  open  question   in   Italy ..hethor  the Camorra or the government was tho stronger  A vigorous pursuance of tho policy of suppression has put a stop to the street opera-  . tions  and house  to house visitations, although tho society survives in tho prisons  of tho peninsula, and occasional assassinations, otherwise unexplained, are still accredited to its agents.  Tho Mafia is a Sicilian socioty, instituted, like the Cayiorra, for purposes of robbery, blackmail and murder.    Tho Mafia  owes its existonco to the misery, ignorance  and viciousnessof the Sicilian population.  For ages the rural peasantry of Sicily have  been the victims of a merciless systom of  alien   aud     nonresident    landownerism  Landowners    residing  in   Rome,   Naples  and elsewhere  in Italy intrust the management of their estates to local overseers  or agents, who extort from  the miserable  renters every possiblo penny in the way of  rent;   a government  equally greedy takes  most of the remainder in the shapo of taxes,  and, work as he may, tho Sicilian peasant  is unable by incessant and arduous toil to  accumulate enough  to leave the country.  Tho   present   organization is   said   by  Heckcthorn to bo of no earlier origin than  1859, when Mazzini mado his appearance  in Sicily as an agitator and formed secret  societies among the banditti and dregs of  tho  populace, calling  these organizations  Oblonica, from two  Latin words���������obelus.  a spit, and nice, I beckon, tho word meaning "I beckon with  a spit," tho  spit  of  course being the dagger.    In this  socioty  there was an  inner circle, which  Mazzini  organized for purposes of government and  denominated its members the Mafia, from  the initial letters of the following words:  'Mazzini antorizza furti incendi avvelena-  rnenti" (Mazzini authorizes thefts, arson,  poisoning).  So powerful did the Mafia become within tho next ten years after Mazzini's organization was perfected that it was tho  real government of Sicily. More feared  than oven Camorra, it was all 'powerful  in tho island. '��������� An idea of the extent of  its membership may bo gained from the  testimony elicited at nn investigation by  tho government in 1876, made in consequence of the abduction of an English  gentleman named Rose, who was carried  off  into the, interior by,bandits and for  whom a ransom of 820,000 was demanded  and paid. It was shown upon investigation that this money was divided by the  bandits who made tho capture with peasants who sheltered the robbers, with innkeepers who furnished subsistence, with  thc commander of tho body of gendarmes,  who was supposed to bo in pursuit of the  robbers; with' tho chief of polico and the  dotectives of Palermo and finally and  worst of all with the, judges of Sicilian  courts as a guarantco that tho robbers  would not be convicted if apprehonded.  So terrible was tho stato of affairs unearthed by this investigation that the government hushed tho matter up lest furthei  inquiry should lead to rovclatlous involving parties st-41 higher."  HUNTING   LOST  COINS.  Many  Believe That   It   In Good  Luck  to Find Them.  I was talking to a prominent Wall streot  man as we passed  along Broadway  when  suddenly ho darted eagerly forward, stoop-'  ed and picked up something from'tho sidewalk, says a New York Herald man.'  "I'm glad 1 didn't miss that this morn- ���������  ing," said he exultantly  "What is it?" I inquired! Flo opened,  his hand and showed me a'battered 5 cent  pieco. _   , ',."'  "I'm   not   superstitious   about   many  things," explained he. as ho fished a small  and much worn purse from an inner pock-,  ct and deposited' the coin, "but  you will  find any number of men on tho streot who'  aro'just as glad arjd  am at  finding  stray ,  coins   "A great many are firm believers in  tho idea  that good   luck   always  follows,  such  finds, and will   not  hesltato to embark in,commercial or financial ventures  on tho strength of adventitiously discovered coin of  tho realm     I  can't say that I  am absolutely dominated by such a superstition, but I'do admit I always leel easier  about transactions  of a speculative character if 1 have first picked up in tho streets  a bit of fractional currency  , "Picking up coins becomes a mania with'  many brokers and  speculators, and from  a  mania it  not  infrequently becomes  a  passion     If you observo,closely, you,will.  detect a dozen well known Wall street men  parading  the   thoroughfares  with . their  heads bowed.'   They aro looking for small  pieces of. money which  careless  persona  have dropped     Several men with whom I  am intimately acquainted haunt tho vicinity  of tho  big-daily newspapers)  whero  there is always^nore or', less.small change  in active circulation, and where, as a"consequence   many   pennies,,   nickels'   and  dimes are lost on' tho street     Theso coins  thoy treasure and preserve with tho fondest care.'   They would not part with them  for many thousand  times  their  intrinsic  value.    As a  rule, coin   hunting  brokers  and speculators carry special   purses  in  which the finds are   kept, and  somo have  amassed as high as $5 or $0  "Some Wall street men beliovo it is  good luck to find a pin pointing toward  "them, but they aro in a very insignificant  minority in comparison with thoso who .  hold to tho golden promises held out by  the picked up coins. "  Another Instance.  '*7.Iim__ says she is madly iu love with  her new wheel."  "Huh! Another case whero mania  displaced by machinery!"���������Indianapolis Journal.  JUMPING   DEVOTEES.  Stra.ng~c   Rellgrioqa   Rite   Among?   Hto  l'ca_ant- of Ecliteniftcli.  The faith of tho peasants of Echternach,  a small town in tho duchy of Luxemburg,  is charming in its nativo simplicVy. The  town was founded by St. Willibrod, who  died in 739.    Soon after a disease reseni-  JU MP__������G DEVOTEES OF "ECHTEI-NACH.  bling St. Vitus dance broke out among  the cattle. To save their animals the people jumped and danced, as though affected with tho same disease, and prayed that  tho beasts might cease to suffer. Each  year this cerem<- jy is neglected the dread,  disease appears. So for 11 centuries from  15,000 to 20,000 people take part in tho  jumping procession, and for a distance of  three-quarters of a mile go through an im-  nromptu St. Vitus dance. ..-,.  to  IV  II .. .  JOHN  ARTHUR'  WARD,  ���������*  *  ������  *  OS _*H__  DETECTITB'S BAUOMTEB  By th* author of " A Wo_-__������'������  Crime," " Th* Missine  , Diamond," etc.  t  *  3fc  CHAPTER XXVIII.  THE CURTAIN MISES ON THE MIMIC STAGE.  Always, in life, little events pave the  way for great catastrophes. Tho mine  burns (.lowly until the, explosive point is  reachod. and then���������  Fate was taking a leisurely gait;, seemingly, and moving affairs at. Oakley with  ' a deliberation that was almost hesitating. Nevertheless, things wero moving,  and in the wako of little events, great  ones could already' bo discerned by the  plotters and counter-plotters, who waited  and watched.  ' Celine Leroque   was in  bottter .spirits  than usual, * in these days.    Indeed,   considering   how   exceedingly   probable    it  ,  soemed that sho would be  turned   adrift  -at ariy   hour   by   hnr   present  mistress,  Col.nts was very ohoerfm. t  And Miss Arthur   hod' cause to  com  ' plain.'   Beyond a doubt hor Fronch maid  'was   becoming   caruloss,   very   careless  Sometimes Miss Arthur  was inclined  to  think chat her scant-looks , of  well-dyed  hair' were   pulled   quite   unnecessarily,  while her head-was under Celino'144 hands.  But this she endured like a Spartan, only)  exclaiming whon the  torture became unbearable. \And when sbe finally ventured  a protest, disastrous was the outcome  With many an apology, Celine fingered  the'ciirls and braids, inquiring with every  "    touch of the hand   or   adjustment < of a  .hairpin:     "Does   that   hurt,   mademoi-  < -.elle?"  Being assured,-when the hair-dressing  was done, that she had accomplished the  task without indicting so much as a single twinge of pain, she held open the door  for her mistress,' cooing her satisfaction  and beaming with" delight.  .But alas for tho poor spinster!    Bofore  slie had been half an   hour, in the society  of   her'beloved   fiance,   her" unfortunate  '    habit of tossing and   wriggling hor head  ��������� brought Collne's gingerly architecture to  grief. A sudden'twist tumbled down full  half of her glossy "crown of glory" from  .    Miss Arthur's head to   Mr.   Percy's feet;  . and���������we draw a veil over tbe confusion  of the unhappy spinster.  The lady   having retired to   her dressing-room to relieve her   fe.lings   and repair .damages,   a sceno   was   enacted  in  -which the lady   did the histrionics and.  the maid   apologized and   giggled  alternately, until the one, had exhausted her  4   anthem of wrath   and the.other her ac-  ; com pan 1 ment of penitence and giggles.  ., Then a truce was patched  up,   which  lasted for several days.  " Celine had   advanced   to the'vergo  of  ���������   disrespect, when speaking of Mr. Percy,  on   more. than   one  occasion.      Several  ,  times she had said that he "had a familiar look," and she fancied   sho had seen  him somewhere.    But   sho   had   always  cheeked hersolf on  the very  border-land  of impertinence, and never had been abie  to tell if she really   had  before seen   tbe  gentleman or not.  But she had put the spinster on tho" defensive, and had also excited ber curiosity. ���������* ,  During this time Mrs. John Arthur  was slowly dropping into her role of invalid. 1? irst, she cave up her habitual  walks about tho grounds and on tbe terrace. Then, her drives became too fatiguing. Noxt, shn found hersolf too languid to appear at breakfast, and that  meal was served in her room. Sho was  not ill, sho protested; only a trifle indisposed. (Let no one be'at all concerned for  her; she should be as well as usual in a  few days. And Celino, who was very  sympathetic, aud was the first to suggest  that a physician be consulted, was laughingly assured that if madame were sick,  sho, Celine, should be her head nurse.  Mrs. Arthur had been absent from tha  family breakfast table for two days,  when Miss Arthur met with a fresh  grievanco at tho hands of Celine. Celino  had been unusually garrulous, and had  been regaling hor mistress with descriptions of the great people, and tho magnifi-  ciont toilettes she had seen, whilo with  somo of her former miiadis. Suddenly  sho dropped the subject of a grand ball  which had transpired in Baltimore, where  her mistress was the guest of the honorable somebody, to exclaim:���������  "It has just come to mo, madomoisello  where I must have seen Monsieur Percy.4  It was in Baltimore, and they said���������"  Here she became much confused, and  protended to be fully ocoupied with the  folds of hor mistress's dress.,  Miss Arthur   looked   down    upon   her  sharply, and asked, "What did they say?"  Celine stammered:    "Oh, it  was  only  gossip, mademoiselle; nothing worth repeating, I assure you."  Tho curiosity and jealousy of the spinster were fully arous_d. "Don't attempt  any subterfuges, Celine," sho said, in her  loftiest tone. "I dosira to know what was  said of my���������Mr. Percy."  The girl aroso to .her feet, and with  much apparont reluctance, replied:  "Tney said, mademoiselle���������of course,  it was only gossip���������that he was vory  much of a fortune-hunter, and that he  was engaged to some woman much older  than himself, who was immensely rich."  Miss Arthur sat down and looked hard  at her maid. "How do you know that  Mr. Peroy is that man?"  "Oh! I don't know, my lady���������mademoiselle.     I only said   that  1 thought I  have seen him in Baltimore; tlio _������_.r.  Percy they used to talk of there, must  have been another."  Miss Arthur looked like an ancient  Sphinx.. "Do you think that Mr. Percy  is that man?" she asked.  "Merci! my lady, how can I tell that?  It might have been he; and the old  woman there   might   havo  (iisappointod  bim,, you know," artlessly.  Miss Arthur was literally speechless  with rage. "Without replying, sho rose and  swept into the adjoining room, closing  the door behind ber with a bang. Celine  smiled comfortably, and went to minis7  ter unto Cora, to whom she confided hor  belief that Miss Arthur was dissatisfied  with her, and meant,to discharge her.  "And only' think, madame,'* she said  plaintively, "it is all bec.iuse, in an unguarded moment, I compared her to an  old woman. It is so hard to r.niBiub.r,  always, that you must not tell an old  woman she is not young."  And Cora laughed immoderately, for  she much enjoyed her sister-in-law's discomfiture.  But Miss Arthur did not dismiss the  matter from her,mind, when she banged  the door upon Celine. Angry as she had  been with that damsel, it was not anger  alone that moved her. Jealousy was at  work, and suspicion,     ���������   ,       *���������    <  That evening, sitting   beside her lover.  sho said to him, carelessly: "By the way,  ^Edward, wero you ever  in   Baltimore?"  Tho   gentloraan   stroked 'his     blonde  whiskers and smiled languidly   as he answered: "In Baltimore? Oh yes; I think  there aro fow cities   I have not  visited."  And then sot.iethiug'.u   the face  of Miss  Arthur made him inquire, with   a .slight  "acceleration  of speech': '.' But why do you  ask?"  Miss Arthur considered for a moment,  and replied: "My maid, Celine, thinks  that sho has seen you there.".  She was ��������� watching him keenly, and  fancied that he1 looked just a trifle' annoyed, even when-he smiled lazil> at her,  saying: "Indeed! and,when is your maid  supposed to have seen me there?"  -"1 don't know when,"���������Miss Arthur  was beginning to feel injured "I suppose  you are well known,in society there?".'  He smiled and still   carossed   hischin  "So so," he said, indifferently. ���������  "Edward!"���������the   spinster - could not  suppress the question  that was  heavy on  f her mi rid���������"were you ever engaged' to a  lady in 'Baltimore.",  fv,'Ho"turned his bluo eyes, upon ber in  mild surprise. "Never," he said, nonchalantly. (  She looked somewhat relieved/ but still  anxious, and tlie man, aftor eyping her  for a moment, placing one hand firmly  upon her own; , said, in a tone tha. was  half caress, half command: ���������  4 "Ellen, you have been listening to gossip about me. Now, let me hear the  whole story, for I see it has troubled you,  and I will not have that."  ,, She, glad to unburaen her ,mlnd, told  him what Celine had said. ' Perhaps Celino had counted upon' this, an'd wus  making of the unconscious Mr. Percy a  tool that should sorve hor in just the way  " that he did. At all events, while he listened to tho spinster,' he assured himself  that if the French maid wero not, fpr  some reason,an enemy, she ���������was certainly  a meddler, and that she , must quit Miss  Arthur's service.'  \ He said nothing to this -end that evening. But he fully satisfied Miss Arthur  tbat he was not the, person referred to by  the girl.- And to, guard against, further  inquiries0 or accidents, bo told 'her of several menof the name of Percy, who were  much in society, and might be, any one  of them, the man in question. -.  -And nis fiance was   calmed and happy  once more.  She was as clay in tho potter's hands,,  and Mr. Percy found it au easy matter to  convince her, a few days- later, that her  invaluable maid was not the proper person to havo about her. Accordingly, one  fine morning, Celine was informed,in the  spinster's loftiest manner, that her services were no longer desired, and a  month's wages wero tendered her, with  the assurance that Miss Arthur "had not  been blind to her sly .ways, and trickery,  and that she had only retained her until  sho could suit herself better."  Celine took her conge in demuro silenco, and sought Mrs. Arthur forthwith.  Cora was really glad that she could at  lasb command tho girl, for many reasons,  and thoy quickly came to an understanding.  Great was tho surprise and inward  wrath of the , spinster when, within ten  'minutes from the timo Celine had left  :her presence, a maid without a mistress,  she appoarod again before her, and laying  upon the dressing case tho month's wages  she had received in lieu of a warning  said:  "Mademoiselle  will rereive   back   tho  month's wages, as I have not been in the  least a loser by  h_r   dismissal.    I  enter  tho service of madame immediately."  And then Celino had smiled blandly,  bowed, and taken her departure, leaving  the spinster to wonder how on earth sho  should manage her hair-dressing, and to  wish that Edward had not insisted upon  setting tbo girl adrift until a substitute  had been found.  The fact that the girl was retained in  the house annoyed Mr. Peroy not a littlo.  But it did not surprise him that Cora  should wish to keep her. He had long before made tho discovery that the sisters-in-  law wero nob more fond of each other  than was, essential to tho corntort of both.  Celine had been but two days in tho  service of her new. mistress whon that  lady found hersolf too 111 to bo dressed  for breakfast, even in hor own room, and  she kept her bod all day.  , John Arthur, in some alarm, had declared his intention of calling a physician. But Cora objected so strongly that  he had refrained. Beforo evening came,  however, Celine sought him, as he was  sitting in what he choso to call his  "study," and said:  "Pardon my intrusion, monsieur, bub  I am distressed about madame. This afternoon she is not so well, and surely  should havo some medicine."  The old man wrinkled his brows in  perplexity, as he replied: "Yes, yes, girl;  but she won't let me call a doctor."  Celine sighed, and moving a step  nearer, murmured: "Monsieur, I will  venture to repeat what madame but now  said to me, if I may."  He signed her to proceed.  "Madame said that a stranger would  only matte her worse; that ������ho would distrust any one sho did not know, but that  if her dear old physician, who had attended her always in sickness, could see  her, she would be glad. Alas! he was in  New York, and she did not Ike to ask  that he might be sent for. It would seem  to you childish." Of course tn is speech  had been made at Cora's instigation, but  it had the, desired effect. John" Arthur  bounded up, and bade Celine jirecede him  to his wife's chamber, and the result of  his visit was what the invalid had intended it to bo. She was so pretty, and  so pathetic, and so - very ill! Celino declared that she was growing more fevered  ,every momont, ana * as for her pulse,-It  was lika a trip-hammer.  John Arthur had an unutterable fear-1  of illness, and after trying in vain to per-  ,suado Cora to see one of the village doctors, whom, he declared, were v ry good  ones, he announced his intention to telegraph to the city for the doctor who had  been her adviser in earlier days.  And to this Cora reluctantly consented. "It seems'foolish," she said,  plaintively,"and yet I don't think I ought  to refuse to sond for Doctor Le Guise. I  feel as if I were roallv about to bo very  ill, hard as I have, triod to fight off tbe  weakness that is coming over mo."  "And madame is so -lushed and wanders eo in her sleep,"���������this, of course,  from Celine.      t '   ,    -   >  John Arthur arose from thosido nf the  couch with con-idarablo alacrity, saying:  "I will telegraph' at once. ' What is the  address?" 4  Cora lay back among'her pillows, with  closed eyes, and   made   no sign  that she  heard. ' He spoke again, and the eyes un-,,  closed   slowly,   and she said, with , slow  languor: . -    '  "Send to my-'brother; he, will find  him." Then closing her, eyes, she murmured, "I want to sleep now."  Celine turned toward ' him an awestruck countenance and ', motioned him  to bo silent. , He tip-toed from the room,  thoroughly frightened and ' nervous, and  sent a message to'LucianDnvlin forthwith. ,,' ���������>���������' '���������'  When he was safely away, Cora awoke  from her nap, and desired Celine to let in  more light. This done,', she propped herself up among her, pillows, and taking  from * underneath one of th_m a novel,  bade her maid tell r everybody that sho  "was not to be disturbed, while she read'  and'looked more comfortable than ill.:,  Toward evening, John ^Arthur looked  in, or rather tried to look' in, upon his  wife. . But Celine assured him that her  mistross was sleeping fitfully an'd seemed  much disturbed and agitatocl at the  slightest. Round, so his alarm grow and  increased.  When the evening train came he hoped  almost against reason that it would  bring the now eagerly looked for Dr. L*e  Guise. i   -  But no one came. Later, however, a  telegram from Luciari arrived, which  read as follows:���������. '      " >  "Doctor ran't get off to-night. Will be  down by morning train. "D ." ���������-  In tho morning, Cora was much worse.  She did not recognize her husband, and  .called Miss Arthur, Lady Mai lory, which  made a great impression upon that spinster. <* > ' r' ' '.  ��������� Celine, who seemed to know just what  to do, turned them .both out, which did  not displease ei.her greatly, as the,brother  and sister were equally afraid of contagion, and were nervous in a sick-room.  , At Jong th .the doctor arrived,: and.w.ith,  him Luoian Davlin,'- the latter looking  very grave and anxious, the former looking very grave and wise.  ��������� Celine was summoned to prepare the  patient for tne coming of the physician.  When this had been done, and the ��������� wise  man arose to go to his patient, John Arthur and Lucian would have followed  him. But he waved them back, saying:  "Not now, gentlemen, if you please; let  mo examino my patient first. - That is always safest and wisest."  So the three, Lucian, Arthur, ancl  his sister, sat in solemn silence awaiting  thp verdict of the doctor from Europe.  At last he came, and the gravity of his  face was something to marvel at. Advancing toward Mr. Arthur the doctor  seemed to be looking him through and  through as he asked:  "Will you tell mo hpw lately you have  been in your wife's room."  John Arthur answered him with pallid  lips "We were there this morning, my  sister and I." The doctor turned toward  Miss Arthur, looking, if possible, more  serious than ever.4  "lam sorry, vory sorry," he said.  ���������'And lihopo you have incurred no risks.  Bub it is my duty to toll you that Mrs,  Arthur is attacked with a fever of a most  malignant and contagious type, and you  have certainly been exposed."  Mr. Arthur turned tho color of chalk  and droppod into tho nearest chair Miss  Arthur, who could not change her color,  shrieked and fell upon tho sofa. Lucian  groaned after the most approved fashion.  And the man of medicine continued:���������  "Above all things, don't agitate yourselves; be calm. 1 will immediately prepare somo powders, which you. will take  hourly. ' We will begin in timo, and hope  that you may both escape the contagion."  Then he turned to Mr. Davlin. "My  dearxboy, you had better go back to the  city; at-least-gn'away from the house.  This is no plaoe for you."  , But Lucian shook his head and said  that he would not leave while his sister  was in danger.  Tho following morning Dr. Le Guise  presented himself at the door of Miss Arthur's dressing-room. After making  many inquiries, such as doctors are wont  to terrify patients with, he pronounced  upon tho case: She had thus far oscaped  contagion. But her system was not over  strong; in fact, wa3 extremely delicate,  If there was any place near at hand suited  to a lady like herself.his advice was to go  there without delay. She was not rugged  enough to risk remaining where she was.  Before sunset Miss Arthur was quartered at the Bellair inn. She had dispatched Mr. Percy a noto the day beforo,  bidding him delay his visit. Now she  was under the same roof with him,  greatly to her deilght, and his   disgust.  Co.  Limited  MEETING  EVERY WANT.  BLANKETS.  Super (White Wool Blankets, soft finish,  full bleach, with fancy, borders, standard s'zes: - /  5 lbs. $1-25 a pair.  6 lbs ..:. ...... 1.50 a pair.  7 lbs. .���������...-.  1.75 a pair.  PS lbs. 2.00 a pair. .  Fine Super Wool  White Blankets, .fine  lofty  finish,   with   neat, self-colored   borders,' standard sizes: /      _,  6 lbs , $1.80 a pair.C  7 lbs. 1 ,2:10 a pair.  8, lbs. 2.40 a po_r.  ��������� 9 lbs 2.70 a pa'r.  Extra Super White Woo* Blankets, special lofty finish, thoroughly scoured and  cleaned,with neat borders, standard sizes:  5 lbs. ' $1.88 apnlr.  '  6 lbs '. ' 2.25 a pjiir.  8 lbs 3-00 a pair.  9 lbs. '.... 3.38 a pair.  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Address mail orders pr request for catalog exactly as below'  Robert ulMrvllN limited  @     SECTION 52. TORONTO. <*  \>-y  "i i   '!  *     ....  <fD������- tec. Ive������."  There are probably not less than a  Ecore of men ���������walking about New Orleans today -who are decorated under  their lapels witb large tin stars bearing  the cabalistic word "detective." They  are patrons of tbe various private agencies of the north tbat. advertise for  "shrewd men as operatives in all parts  of the country," and supply the tin star  anda beautifully lithographed "certif  icate" for the trifling sum of $5. Tbe  wearers of their insignia labor under  the hallucination, as a rule, that they  are vested witb some special right to  collar their fellow'men. The same agen-  ties do a land office business in wigs,  false beards and other disguises which  tbe amateur sleuth believes lirmly aro  part of the necessary equipment of the  pro-C_sion. '"   >  Now and then one of theso deluded  individuals, wbo aro to be foand in all  large citios, gets himself into trouble by  attempting to make an arrest; but, as a  rule, tho mania is harmless and'its victims confine themselves to' prowling  through side streets and looking mysterious. They find great joy also in posing  in boarding house circles and hearing  folks say in awed undertones, "Do you  know Mr. So-and-so is a detective?" fIt  is ono of tbe queerest of all queer phases  of city life.���������-New Orleans Times-Democrat.  want to perform any marriage ceremony  in which any such announcement wai  made.  Pcabody and the Boatman.  Many years ago John Bright and  George Peabody, tbe philanthropist,  were fishing in a little Irish stream.  Late in tbe evening, after a bard day's  work, tbe party arrived at tbe landing  stage, and Bright, accosting tho inevitable policeman'on tbe bank, said:  "What is the proper price to pay  these boatmen, constable?"  He replied, .'Soven shillings and si*_>  pence, yer honner, but some gintlemen  give them 10 shillings."  Bright, turning to his companion,  said, "I have no change, Peabody; have  you three half crowns?"  Tbe millionaire produced the coins  and gave them to one of tbe boatmen.  "Is tbat all ye're giving me?" asked  the latter.  "That's all," eaid Peabody.  Holding the coins in the open palm .  of Jbis baud, and slowly scratching bis  bead with tbe other,, the boatman said-.  ."And they'call ye Paybody; don't  they? Well, I .call yo Paynobody."���������'���������  JNew York Tribune.  (To be Continued.)       $ji j{  Poor Girl!  The violet for modesty and shy unob-  trusivenos8 isn't in it with a girl wbo  is wearing an old hat when every one  else ��������� has on new millinery.���������Atchison  Globe.  Botb Are Married.  Tbo ordinary paragrapber in referring  to a marriage nearly always says tbat  Mr. John Smith or Mr. James Brown  was married to Miss Nellie ���������Green or  Miss Fanny White. It would lead one  to think that the man only was married, while tbe fact is both were mar.  ried. Tbe woman is as much married  as the man. The man was not simply  married to the woman. The woman and  the man were married, and tbe announcement should be that Mr. So-and-  eo and Miss So-and-so were married.  Rev. Dr. Sunderland wrote a series ol  articles on this subject some years ago  which were published in this city. He  laid down the general principle that he  did not marry the man to the woman,  but tbat he married the man and the  woman, and married one just as much  as be did tbe other. He discountenanced  the issuing of wedding cards by parent!  tbat tbeir daughter was married lb apy  particular  person, and   said be did not  Sonm CiittKf'K of. Insomnia.  An extended study of tho phenomena  of insomnia ny Do Menaceine.'a Bur "in.-  authority in medioino, brings himlti. .net  conclusion that it is characteristic of  persons who blush, laugh, wood readily,  whose pulsa is apt _o quicken upon the  slightest provocation. Loss of sleep, however, ho admits most frequently results  from overwork ol either mind or body:  overstrain of either kind will dilate tha  blood vessels of the brain, and eventually  paralyze the.__f extreme cold producing  the same result.. Experiments also show  that exercise of the emotions ca_ses a  rush of blood to tho orain, and sleeplessness, if occurring near bedtime. There is  a oominon theory that sleep is required  in proportion to tho scarcity of red corpuscles in the blood, and thus all persons  do not correspond in thoir need of sleep,;  and many authorities agree that tha need  of sleep depends upon the strength of  consciousness.  Kp-Ironc.   l'r������ fH* by Compariiion.  The percentage of profits on the railways, is, on the average, 5.40, as against  S.60 .or Great Britain, 3 0 for the United States, and 3.3% for .he Australian  colonics. \  ^wik^^^Q'~^-x!~ *'rr J .'r-.55^  UII..I-. _ Jl-,-44-444**!-..  Ik   j--*. .-v. ������  -yt  :r-���������_5���������f.'^?^^4?4^ffe|v������������������r;RTy^���������v.l^^'^^1,���������!  ���������  ������������������ i-  _.   . _    . ���������.���������.������������������.,.-���������.  ��������� ������������������  ~t!+  tm  . ������-*V-t__i.M-  ������������������eu.1-1'.' ��������� .-���������._��������� j e4*--''  ���������"���������W44"  ���������'���������������������������������������������^ i_ii<eg___.  T-H.E GUMggRLAND NEWS,.  ^ISSUEQ E^ERY SATURDAY.���������  ?"_���������*���������>���������. ������" .   r   ���������_..    ' -'-i-  K&ry E. Blssett Editor.  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'. -'.=*  ���������Si-TURDAY; A*PML    29th,  1899,  Deadman*^ Island lease -is only  a gajnple of what is going o������  every day,  From L'ltalia, we learn that a  j*ming Italian Scientist of Palermo,  has invented an apparatus for telephoning without wires between  i ships at sea. The principle upon  which the invention rests ' is the  great facility with which sound is  transmitted over great distances  bv water.  ^H|EI._>I^^tK.4TIG^ question  I  ���������"_   ���������        r*  H9ii, fc{r. /3iftg> p's   ^lician   im.  piigrapte are apparently pot $ very  . tdesipat>le class of settjejrs.      Two of  . fh-efie people were   recently  found  gj^Jty of murder, and another ofie  lately sold his wife to a compatriojb.  Under Caripdf&ff   i&w he could not  d^iyer the goods,   but the saje was  made and the money received.     It  is ftardly worth while to import an  e|^ja_<5nt of this sort into the national l������fe   of   Canada-   ?he   ,dem_*.nd  fox (criminals is not so   great   that  we peed go abroad for them,���������Ex-  PhfrPg*3:  :^^_-__g_g^g_*^^  Cumberland  Motei  THE NEW  ANGLO-CANADIAN  COMMISSIONED.  ���������*���������������*  Jt is greatly to be regretted   that  tjiir.-t      for      political       success  ihpuld jpduce tjie mgn *jyhb are at  tho head of  affairs in   Canada   to  pacrffice quality for quantity in the  . glass pf immigrants they are bring-  Jng in*to Canada, '   "Simply   to   be  able to poityjt; to a much larger pop-  [fjatiqn  nex|. pensi^s, the   Federal  {3rOveri>_nent   gre  Jnjportin-g   into  ������__}8 country, and  settling in q^e of  $ht D-OEft beautiful portions of pur  fair Dominion, people who will ney-  pr   become   assimilated   with   Jthe  fiatjye Canadians? Tfho wjll   never  be a credi;fc to this   gpowijig nation,  gild whom none of   us wish to con-  fider as compatriots.    Anyone who  jLsts eve4 gone through   a   colpnist  gar pf Siftonian  importations  $}ges  4 pot nepd much knowledge of spciol-  pgy tp form an idea of what stamp  pf citizens will   prove   the   rajabje  frith whom pur   nort^est is being  peopled.  *      ���������*  *  If   we   need   more   immigrants,  *ff|iy not get them from   the   British -M������s   from   Fr^,pce,c 3elgiuiyi7  1 gollapji, and ttyj   other   countries  Pf pqrppe whose territory is   over-  Pfowed ai>4 whqge peoples   have   a  wputatipn for industry,   -jntegrjty,  ancl   uprightness?     Why   should  !$jb Canadian  government  in   pr-  $er tq affprd   Tplstoi opportunity  to, exp-fpit   Ins   y|sip^ary   theories  pneate q$ our fp^tfle prairips a hotted for. plotting iptfiguers,   craven  Ipreigniers, and other creatures who  ^re alrg^dy filling pri^pps  pf   this  PQ������ninJ[on ?  ���������  *  Baron Russell of Kilo wen.  Lord Russpll of  Kilowen is not a  stranger to Canada and the United  States, as   he   made   an extensive  tour pf these countries during Lord  Dufferin's tenancy, of Rideau Hall.  Charles Arthur Russell,   Baron  Kilowen and Lord   Chief Justice of  England,   wag,   born   at     Newry,  County   Down; -Ireland,   in   1833.  His    preliminary    educalion   was  received in the schools of his native  town.    Thereafter he   entered   the  Vincentian College,  Dublin, where  he did not, however, take a   degree  because of the few ' facilities   then  given Catholic  students at that institution. He began the practice  of  law at Dundalk as a member of the  Irish,bar.    In 1859 Solicitor  Russell was called to  the   English bar  from Lincoln's Inn* but he   had   a  hard time of it  for  several years,  and his   practice   was   so   limited,  that he had to supplement his   income by writing for the papers,  in  which work he was assisted by   his  wife, a sister of  Rosa  Mulho}land,  the novelist.  gradually he worked his way to  the top, and was soon in receipt of  an annual income of 2000 guineas.  Thoe has been scarcely an important case before the English courts  in recent years in which Sir Charles did not figure prominently. He  was leading counsel in the Crawford, Dilke and Maybrick cases.  He defended O'Donnell, the man  who shot the informer Carey, but  his most famous vietory was won  in the renowned Parnell Commission Case. He it was who trapped  Le Caron, the t-py,, and Pigott, the  forgerer.  On the death of Lord Coleridge in  '93 he was chosen Lord Chief Jus-  tice of England, and raised to the  peerage as Baron Russell of Kilowen. In politics, Lord Russell is a  Home Ruler; in religion, a thorough and practical Catholic. Rev.  M.. Russell, &. J., well-known editor of The Month, is his brother.  His uncle was Rev. C. M. Russell,  one of far-famed Maynooth's most  distinguished presidents.  During the premiership of Mr.  Gladstone in the eighties, Sir Charles was made Attorney General of  England���������the first tirtle since the  reign of Henry VIII that a Catholic was named to that office.  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND     SECOND      STREET,  ,    CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mps.J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland he  sure  and stay  at  the  Cumberland;  Hotel,  First-Class   Accbm-'..da-  tion for transient and .permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public Hal!  Run  in Connection with   Hotel.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day.  MORTGAGE  SALE:  Under   and   by virtue  of the  I  . power ot sale contained  in  a  certain mortgage dated the 9th  day of of March 1895 and  duly registered in the Land  Registry Office at Victoria, B.  C. in* Charge Book volume 13,  ' Folio 575 No. 222 to the foi-  , lowing property will be offered  for sale by tender..viz: Lot  numbered 12 in block 10 upon  the ��������� map- of Cumberland deposited in the Land Registry  Office at Victoria and numbered 522a.  Tenders addzessed to the un-  .   dersigned   andl posted to   him  will be received up to noon of  / the 8th May, 1899, for the pur-  4 chase   of   this property.    The  title deeds may , be  inspected  and   further, information   received   bj*-    applying   at    the  office of the undersigned.    The  highest or any tender not ne-,  cessarily accepted.   ,     -       ���������   l-  '.."'  ,     L. P. ECKSTEIN,  Whitney  Block,   Cumberland,  B. C, solicitor  for the  mortgagees.  Dated April 29, 1S99.  Man that is married to woman is of many  day_ and full ot troucle. In the morning he  draweth hissabary.a-x4*. in the evening,behod  it is gone.lt is a tale that is told.It' vaaish-  cth.aitd no one knows whither it goeth.  lie riseth up,clothed in the chilly garments of the night,and seeke.h th. somnam-  bulent paregoric wherewith to soothe his infant posterity.  He cometh forth as the horse or an ox,and  draweth the chariot of his offapring.He spend  eth his shekels in the purchase ot fine linen  to cover the bosom of his family, yet himself is seen in the gate of the city with one  suspender.  Yea, he is altogether wretched.���������Robert  J. Burdette in the Brooklyn Eagle.  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  Letter Heads, Note Heada, Bill  Heads,    Envelopes,    Business  Cards, Shipping Tags, Posters,  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars,  Funeral Notices, etc.,  AT   VERY     LOWEST   PRICES  Gordon Murdopk,  Third St        Union, B.C.  B la cksmithinG  __ in all its, branches,  and Wagons neat-  ��������� lyRepaired-  PURE. MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give ps a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SOU.  MORTGAGE' SALE.     '  Under and by virtue of  the  power  of sale contained in a ��������� certain  mortgage dated the 14th   November, 1895,'  duly .registered  ,  in tbe "Land   Registry ' Office,  Victoria, B. C. in Charge book,  vol. 14, Foi. 124,  No. 1038 A.  The following property will be  offered for sale by tender,   viz:  The west half of   Lot   10,   in  4    Block 10, City of Cumberljind.  Tenders addressed to the undersigned, and posted   to   him  will be received- up to noon of  the 1st May 1899, for the, purchase of  this   property."  The,  title deeds .may/-be   inspected  and further information receiv-.  ed by applying at "the office of  the undersigned.    The highest  or any tender not , necessarily  . accepted  L. P. Eckstein.  Whitney Iiock, Cumberland, B. C.  solicitor for the mortgagees. .  .    Dated April 21, 1898.   \t  COME TO  The Np;ws Office  with ,  your  printing. Reasonable prices prevai  , .���������   COURTENAY   ������  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc-  Calluxn, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    I-EIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker. ~~ '  _-������  ffarnuel 1. Piercy  1   Milk, Butter, Eggs,  and Fa*m ^  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ���������  OOOOOOOOO OOOOpOOObOji  o" '  o  O'  8**i  o  o  o  o  o  c  I am prepared to-  furnish Stylish,Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  g D.  KILPATRICK,  o Cumberland o  ooooooooo oooooooooa  Espimait & Janaimo. Ry.  o  o  o  ,o  o  o  o  o  Steamship'City   of    Nanaimo will   sail  _*  ��������� follows, calling at way  ports as freight and'  passengers may offer.   _.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo.  Tuesday 7 a.m. ���������  **    Nanaimo for Comox,-  *. ,    Wednesday J a.m/,  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  r' '      Nanaimo for Victoria'  '.' . Saturday 7 a.m. |  _ OB. Freight tickets  and State-  roo    /apply on board,  GEO. Ii.. COURTNEY,  ,,fTraffice Manager.,'  l.4*_Ufl^--WI_l-W__������������.l  l(*-*������ ������_-._-���������_������������������,���������������>  NQW READY  WILLIAMS  B.  C.   DIRECTORY  ���������For 1899���������  PUBLISHED  ANNUALLY  The Largest and Most Complete Directory yet publiohed for  British   Columbia.  Contains over 1Q0O pages of all  the latest    information.t  PRICE   S5 00  To be obtained direct from the Directory  Offices, Victoria, the Agents, or P. O.  Box 485, Victoria, B. C.  0,H. FECHNIRi  -MMM-MMM      -___������������������--___-_��������� ,   ���������___M4������--4fM___M'4JHMI---M-_MHMt----Mp  LEADING   BARBER  -"*���������   ,     -      -  \        .    .  ,       and     ,  TAXIDEiRMISTl  ��������� v Keeps- a  Large/'Stock-'  of Fire   Arms.   Amuni-;.  tion .and    Sporting  Goods   of   all   descrip- -  tions.  Cumberland,      B.  0*  WE   WANT YOUR    <  Job prii)tii)g  a____a__4i-^.-i-j____^  Only one "Slater Sims"-agency.'  There is only rm������ " Slater Shoe" Agency  in this town. VSlater Shoes" can be bought  in no other store but this store.  If more than one dealer in each town had the  Agency for "Slater Shoes,"no one dealer could  afford to carry in stock enough shapes, sizes,  and .widths, to fit-all feet, and thus  the dealer's trade, the customers'  feet, and the reputation of the  "Slater Shoe" as a foot-fitter  would all. be injured.  Price, $3.50, $4.50 and #5.50.  Slioes by mail.  Cata.-.gue Free.  '-���������; ���������rv-ry-^-J'4?-4'-.* -.���������."���������./j "-j * ���������&-.-iitu-.'-* __t**___ '���������*t*.->a--aol,fl  ���������;MM������yyfy  ������������������. 1 ***��������� '���������/���������). i'-  ?m   yj 1/    1  J '��������� fl,. -\-v   * \*  ���������  *���������   _._T II"'    " **--SmX -I   Simon Leiser, Sole Local Agent.  FOB SALE.  FOR, SALE.���������101   acres   of land   near  Courtenay.    App y afc this office.  FOR    SALE.���������Valuable      property     in  The- trouble _8 that politicians  ���������^heri $hey g^ ip office have top much  power, to do   as   sui^s   ^heir   own  ���������^nfjs.     Once elected, tl^eir Will is al Cumberland.     For further  information ap-  ?OB(������i  absolute ^   iliat   ojt   the ply to News ^ficb-  _,           . r,       .      t,   , .,         ,   .        , WANTED.���������Apprentice to  learn trade,  P#j,r. of Russia, Public opinion has ,.,_'���������,     _ n- ���������,   ���������        ������    ,     _                                    -c ��������� ��������� ������������������ and girl  to work  at Tailoring.    Apply at  ftlteSP*.-.*?? *������9. ���������!."'���������..*? \ri.^:uence:     Th? -P. Dunne's.  The Reason  SHOREY'S Ready Tailored Clothing  is. sold with the distinct guarantee that it must give perfect  satisfaction, or the money will be returned to the buyer.  This guarantee is made, not because H. Sliorey & Go.,  the makers, think you will want your money back, but rather  because they know you won't. Their clothing is a combination of fine materials  with fine workmanship. It is as good as clothing can possibly be made. There is no  way of making the best better.  Shorey's Ready-to-Wear Clothing is sold by good merchants.   Ask for Shorey's when you. buy.  For -Sale by Stevenson & Co, <//  ..ji j-uu   tn.  ���������W  .mi    u.j i  ���������4^44^������_p4������<  WtiFW  ^���������"���������������������������i  ,������*������������r-i  ,4>*}444"  WR*n������a>P^aV  ���������J""*"  .'-____ IJ-ET"  "~r���������_: _r-  A  ..the mm PRIZE..  ���������r ,  AWARD.  tEbe ������rise of $5.00 in Goto was Hwarfcefc to /������able fntto&t,  Comoj Scbool, /BMss 3B. fRetfoerb & Ueacber.  THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON  /JlRTHQR WELLESLEY, son of  ���������the Earl pf Mornington, and the'  greatest soldier of modern^ times.,  was born in Ireland 1769. He was'  .educated at Eton and' iri .1787 en-  -tered'the army as ensign.  In 1797 he took a leading part in  the war inr the Carnatic, the south-  ,   .east of the peninsular of India.    In  1803, gained ,the great victory of  ", Assaye, a villiage in  the  Nizam's  dominions, 200  miles northeast of  , , Bombay. c  ' In 1807, entered Parliament and  ,   became Secretary ior Ireland.   , '   ..  i i ���������*   ' *  In- August    1808   he    defeated  Marshal   Junot  at   Vimiera.     In  -;' 1809 he defeated  Soult  at Oporto  and Marshal   Victor' at   Salavers.  For the skill and bravery which he  displayed at Salayera he was ele-  yated to the peerage   with the title  of  Vicoiint  Wellington.    He  was  then compelled  to  retire  before a  ���������Urge army under Marshal Massena.  On -the ' approach   of  Massena,  -  Lord .Wellington determined to act  i i .  on the defensive, and resisted every  'temptation   to   abandon this  cautious line of policy.    He  reueated  '*-' leisurely   before  the   enemy -until  attacked atBusaco, when he  turn-  ���������ed on   his pursuers,, and   inflictea  on   them   a   severe   defeat.    Lord  Wellington then continued  his retreat to  the  impregnable  lines" of  Torres Vedras, where he determined to remain until famine  should  compel Massena to retire.   Nothing  could exceed  the astonishment of  the French Marshal, who firmly believed that the British were retreating to their ships, .when  he  found  them halted in a position it would  be   madness   to   attack.    He  was  forced to spend the rest of the campaign watching the English lines.  The ability displayed   by  Wellington  in   selecting   the  lines of  Torres  Vedras,  and the   patience  with which he waited the progress  of events received  at  length  thei.  reward.    Hunger and disease mad.  more havoc  in  the  French  army  than   the   sword.    Massena   soo i  found   that   nothing   but   ret tea  ** . *" . *    ���������  could   save him   from destruction.  M&ssena  to recover  his lost  fame,  'attacked   the   English at Fuentes  d'Honore, but met with  a  severe  repulse; he was soon recalled,   and  Marmont   appointed in.his   stead.  Marmont was even a less successful  rival of Wellington than   Massena.  The important fortress of  Cindad,  Rodrigp, and iJadajoz were  besieged   and   stormed before  Marmont  could   move to their  relief.    These  successes were foilowed'^y-;-the' f ic-  tories of Salamanca and  Vittoria,  when the French were driven  over  the   frontier.    Wellington   following them up into their  own  country, defeated Soult's  s^rmy on  the  Nivelle,   ag|iin at Ortlies,   and at  Toulouse, when news  arrived  that  Napoleon had abdicated $,nd  that  $$ war was at an ei^d.  was  On the 18th of June  1815.  fought the battle of Waterloo.  The Frenoh began the attack  about mid-day upon the advanced  post of Hougombnt? but the attack  was repulsed after desperate fight- ���������  ing. The attack ,was continued  along the whole line, but was  everywhere repulsed7, except for a  time when-they took and  held the  f y ���������**  farm house of La Haye Sainte, but  it was soon retaken by the British.  The batde was continued the  ���������whole afternoon^ The French were.  driven back. About 6 o'clock Na-  poleon finding that the, Prussians  o- **  were advancing on his flank, deter-  mined to make a last effort to drive  the  British  from * their position.  He ordered up tlie Imperial Guard  composed of the finest troops in the  army, which had  been held in  reserve all day,' placing  them  under  the command of Ney (the  bravest  of heroes) but they  were met by  such ,'a terrible musketry 'fire that  they were thrown  unto confusion:  Wellington     ordered    the    whole  British line to advance . in spite of  the desperate bravery of Ney,  they  were - swept-, away in   the general  s. f  out/_', the. >P;u^sians' *' .coming  up 'comparatively^ fresh- continued * he'pursuit. '^  In 1822 * Wellington entered  upon his career as.'a stateman; he  became Prime Minister in 1828.  On the 14th of' September 1852,  the Duke of Wellington died calmly at Walmer Castle. He was  honored with a public funeral.  His body was laid on a sumptuous  car, and drawn by twelve horses,  to St. Paul's cathedral where it was  deposited in the vault, by the side  of that of Nelson. From the  strength of his courage and his  will, from his shrewdness and  inflexible integrity he was known  as the Iron Duke.  - MORTAGE SALE,   ,  Under and by virtue of the  powers  pf sale   contained   in   certain  mortgages   duly registered   in  tha Land   Registry , Office   at  Victoria, B. C., and jnumbered  572 D and 695 D respectively,  ���������   the following property will   be  offered for sale by tender,   viz:  the east half of Lot 10 in Slock  10, City of Cumberland.  Tenders addressed to the un-  '   dersigned'and posted  to   him  will be received up to noon of  the 1st May, JL899, for the purchase of  this property.     The  title; deeds - may   be inspected  and further information received by applying at the office' of  the undersigned.    The highest  or any tender not necessarily  accepted.     .        -  {       *  L. P. Eckstein,  Whitney Block, Cumberland, B. C.  solicitor for the mortgagees.  Dated April 21, 1899;   ,' r  0 NOTICE  Any person  or persons destroying, or  withholding the kegs and barrels ef the  , Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanai-  mo, will be prosecuted.   A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to.  conviction. ,: "        rt t  " \  W. .E. .Norris, Sec'y  The Cumberland  has  an   extensive   circulation, not   only  throughout Comox District but all over  ' -J* ar  -   -.        r j  the Dominion.    We have subscribers in  r c  >    ' . "    .' ,  all the large cities  of Canada, and. can  thus offer patrons  A   first-class  Society f   Cards  _..  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C  .'Courtenay B.C.  1 Lodge meets onj every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  .���������������--' ; R. S. McConnell,  J ��������� Secretary.  I t ���������-���������_-���������-_--_���������������������������������������������������������������������������������_-_���������_���������_��������� ||  Cumberland' Encampment.  '.   No. 6i  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  , Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ol  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m.  Visiting  Brethren, cordially invited to attend.    /  y :, - > .Chas. Whyte, Scribe.  1 -. *  .* - >  >..i  Qiir  rates  are moderate  ...GIVE US.f  A Tbial >,  Ir O    O.. F.  c  --.,'  . "���������  _^  'Union Lodge,.No. '11.   meets   even  Fnday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  , ren cordially invited to attend.  ,������     - . -F- A._Anley,jR". S.  Just RECEived  '    One, world renowned,   "Stewart"  banjo; one "Columbia" guitar.'  Terms reasonable.  Chas. Segbave.  TREES  FOSSILS FJIOM THE NEW SHAFT.  Stud<-n._ of Geology might find much to  ���������uterest thc_a in the study of the fo__ils  drought: up from the excava-ion of No. 6  Shaft. W. have seui some fine specimens in  possession of Supt.Littb. At a depth of 200  t'.ofc there were fouud embedded in the rock  well-defined fish shells the perfect formation  ' f which leave . no room to doubt that at  some very early period the sea possessed  what is now a valuahle land c'aim.  FRUIT and  ORNAMENTAL  Bulbs, Roses, Hollies, Rhodoendrons, etc.,  for spring planting. Thousands growiug on  my own grounds. Moat complete stock in  the province. New catalogue now'ready.  Call or address M. J. HENRY, 604 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B. C.  PURE   MILK  delivered by me daily in Cumberland and  Uuion.    A share of patronage is solicited.  JAMES REID.  __?_ROI=,-E3SSIO__<r__=wIJ.  . . . L. P. Eckstein . . .  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  CUMBERLAND,  Subscription  _- v ���������r -'' <��������������� - >  V   $2.00  a  year.  "THE.  ���������*��������� *���������  PENT.  INDEPEN-  * -". yyy  TO'.  SAY-  NEWS'?, -IS  ENOUGH  -'.. .y - ><?>.,'' ���������,-,  WHAT IT BELIEVESj.TO BE  RIGHTV EVERY^ TIME, AND  ITS COLUMNS ARE. OPEN TO  ALL CORRESPONDENTS. WHO  FEEL LIKE DOING THE SAME*  Equal rights for all. Special priv������  ileges for none.  Job Printing  B.   C.  The dying cyclist was making  his .last will and testament. "I  wish my body to be cremated,"  he dictated,-."Yes and the ashes to  go towards making a cinder path  His funeral was  largely  attended  ���������j,  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch 0_*j._ce, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days.  '"���������������������������4'4M4>444������,4a444444444M444M^444^^  jv ir,, __vn������x__E]o_c  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  We have a good job  plant and good printers,  and we are prepared to  do neat and attractive  work in  SHORT ORDER.  .y;:      STJNDAY SERVICES  ,'TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Wii.lemar,  rector:  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at tbe usual hours morning and evening  Epyvorth   Lea������ue meets  at the close  of��������� j  evening service.   Sunday School at 3:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  - ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.-Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. ni. Sunday   School  at  2:  fflBUlAIGS.  I am agent - for. the following reliable  companies: .  The Royal Iusnranc. Company.  The London and'Lancashire.  Tame4. Abhams.  We wont  Work for  5s  S. C E.  j service.  Y. P.  meets at  the  close  of evening  Rev, VV. C. Dodds, pastor,  FOR    SALE.  A set of Chambers-  Encyclopedia consisting of eight  volumes bound in cloth. This set  cannot be duplicated at double the  price. Call at this office and examine them.  no  be News is  for*   But we  rantee HE DESEEVED FONOE  ���������' i  S&   E.  FAITr-.r  J. . M^NeO,N'S     RECORD    OF  _������_.���������_ -.-.VICE TO BRITAIN.  Sicetcli of His JCaily Career, in -Which He  Proved Himself an Artit-iit und Suc-  ee__ful Scholar���������Hi* Public Servios  Varied, Ian; and Prosperous ���������Now  ���������British Ambassador at Piirik.  Sir Edmund John Monson, the Britsh  ibassador at Paris, whose portrait is  Jvcn herewith, has had a long and  ried career, and few have such a record  faithful and prosperous service. Sir  Edmund ia the third son of the sixth  Baron Alonson, and wan born at Chare  ipdgo, Ksnt, on Oct. <>, 1834.' Educated  C$ Eton and Balliol College, C:;ford,  tphera he took a first class in law and  , History In 1855, he was made a Fellow of  4,11 Souls in 1858, and Examiner for  'Euylorian Scholarship, in *1__S. Having  tjpeu nominated an attache, and passu!  tj^s examination, he was appointed tc  Paris in 185(3, to Florence in 1858, Pari-  again Ln tho same year, and finally in -he  s&me year to Washington. He was pri-  ������������������JJite secretary to Lord Lyons until 1863,  when he was transferred to Hanover,  'where he became third secretary, ultimately removing to Brussels, In 1863 ht  rB9ij_ned and con.e_.ed Reigate. Ha went  BORROWING   IN. CHINA.  /~b*>*&  SIR EDMUND JOHN* MONSON.  6? the Azores a? Consul in 1869, becamo  ���������Qonsal-Qeneral for Hungary in 1871, and  w-as on special serivce In Dalmatia and  Montenegro-from 1870-1877, received- a  CB; in 1878, and in 1870 became Minister to the Republio of Uruguay. Thence  Im removed to the Court of Denmark in  . 1-384, to tbe Court of Greece in 1883, and  to the Court of Belgium in 1892. He waa  Qade Ambassador to the Emperor of  Austria in 1895, and now he hold* the  veins at the British Embassy in Paris.  H-Scountry has uot forgotten how to be  grateful for his services, for Her Majesty  conferred upon'him a'K.C.M.G. in 1886,  trG.C.M.G. ln 1893, and'a Privy Council-  Ifcrship in 4893. _      - '  Au   Astonished   Diner   Ont   -Who   Ale  With  Her Own Spoon.  , Chinese butlers have a way when their  own supplies fall short of borrowing from  the neighbors���������nt least this was a very  common custom 25 years ago���������and goods  changed hands over the garden wall with  astonishing celerity, the butlers meantime  keeping a strict account.  ' "At the first largo dinner party to  which I was invited in China I went as a  bride," says an American. "I found myself eating with my own brand new  knives, forks and spoons. I stared at them  very hard. Thoro could be no mistake  for I oould see the fresh monograms.  "I was dreadfully distressed, but did  not dare to say anything. When I reached  homo, I told my husband, rather trem  blingly, for, I was quite sure they had boon  stolen. To my amazement, he only,laughed and said:  "' 'Oh, you will get used to that soon,  and' when you have too many guests you  will find that, instead of asking you to  get more supplies, the butler will just  borrow your neighbor's and always make  up tho deficiency.'  11 And so it proved. I can,well remember once when my husband had asked  eight guests in to dinner only half an  hour before tbo usual time, ono for each  of tho,delicious first spring snipe he hud  shot, that ther# appeared later a splendid  roast leg of mutton as one of our courses.  "Now, I knew we had no mutton, for  earlier in the day4the cook had been bewailing the nonarrival of tho Shanghai  steamer by which it always came. Turning to tho gentleman on my left, I asked,  'Did your steamer come from Shanghai  today?'  '"Yes.    Why?'.  "I looked down to the other end of tho  table, where my husband was_ carving the  unexpected   treasure" trove with evident  enjoyment. '    ���������  . " 'Well, ours did not,'said I, 'and yet'���������  He caught sight of tho mutton. 'Oh;  he laughed, 'I suppose that is mine! No  doubt yours will come. tomorrow and  probablybe much better, so I shall be the  gainer this time and enjoy it all thu  more.'"���������Youth's Companion.  LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.  One of the  Growing  Best Signs of the Times Is the  Fondness for Country Life.  In the Ladles' Home Journal Edward  Bok, w,ith much satisfaotion, notes the  strong tendency to country living, and  believes that "it is one of the best signs  of the times. Nothing in the world can  keep a 'man -or -woman so young and  fresh as to be able to be in touch each  day with the perpetual f-'eshness and  youth of Nature. Suburban life means  more out-of-door living, and that is what  we Americans all need. We want'more  exercise,! and suburban living make., that  easier. We want our interest, in thing.,  kept fresh, and that Nature does fer us  as nothing else can. The more cur busy  men seel of Nature's restful ways tho  more restful will they become. Tho closer  we keep jour children to the soil, the  healthier will they be physically, and the  stronger!will they develop men.ally. Tho  more our girls,breathe in the pure air  which God intended for all, but whioh  man in the cities pollutes, tho bettor women we | shall, have; the fewer worried  mothers ] we shall seo. The more our  young men see of our-of-door sports the  more clearly will they realize tha greatness, of splendid physical health. Tho  more the] tired bousowife sees of liower_  and plants ancl trees the closer will become herhn teres _ in all things, natural  and simple; and as she seos tho simplicity with which Nature works, (-unconsciously will the lesson bo forced upon hor  and enter,.into hev own methods. Wo all  agree that thoro is no teacher like Nature  herself. ��������� Let us all, then, get as close to  her as possible. Whatever she teaches is  wholesome to the mine, and uplifting to  the-soul and strengthening to the body.  In the very act of studying her wonderful ways there is health." '  SPOKTS- OF SAVAGES.  QUEER   GAMES. WITH   WHICH   THEY  AMUSE THEMSELVES.  CLEAN  TOWEL SUPPLY.  PRISONERS ON OATH.  .I_������ Future a New Criminal Procedure Wilt  IS* in Vogue in Great 1-ritafn.   ���������-  In future all accused  persons   will   be  *   able to step from tho dock into   the  witness-box, give his   or her version of   the  '  f^ots   and < be   cross-examined   like   any  Other witness.    Trials   and examinations  '���������"Kill therefore be of longer duration,   and  we'may -expect   to   hear   of stipendiary  magistrates   in * England, Scotland   and  Wales applying for increases of salary.  Without a doubt the now law, which  Hoes not affect Ireland, says .he London  Daily Mail, will be a considerable aid to  the olucldation of' truth. On the whole,  lawyers are strongly in favor of the Act,  and they say that tho only persons who  Will not hail it with entire satisfaction  ate habitual criminals, with whom  eilence is such a powerful weapon of  defence'. "Gentlemen of the jury, the un-  Bappy prisoner's'month is scaled," is a  truly pathetic phrase which counsel often  Hae, sometimes successfully, when addressing the jury for the defence; and  the hardened criminal looks aa aggrieved  OS ho can, while ho inwardly thanks  goodness tbat the law imposes silence on  him. But the plea will bo of no avail  ���������flow. The_ prisoner will be put on tho  high level of a witness foi ihe pros.ou-  tion.  In every criminal court a person  charged with an offence, and also lor tha  1 ffature the wife or husband.of the person  charged, will be a competent witness for  ',. the defence at every stago of the proceed-  fbgs, and such evidence is to be given  OOly on the application of the accused  Ther_ are certain necessary exceptions to  this| rule, but these exceptions relate only  to somo half a dozen Acta whioh chiefly  concern domestic affair...  Of course, in many cases, an occusod  ftill prefer to maintain strict silenco, and  . t-jere is a section concerning this which  will exercise a wholesome restraining  influence on counsel who aro apt to bo  more zealous than considerate. Failure to  givo evidence, says this particular section, shall not be made tho subject of  comment by the prosecution. Whether a  magistrate or judge may make such  comment remains to bo seen, as there  does not appear to be anything in the  _Sot prohibiting comment on their part.  Another important poin. Is that although a person charged who elects tc  give evidence may be cross-examined, he  ***_ill not be asked any questions tending  to show that ho has been previously con-  v|pted, or charged with any offence, or is  r</f bad character, unless they afford proof  jHy-t'he is guilty of the offence wherewith  fife ia then charged.  Cr&'ovrtla of a BnsinesH Now Flonrlali-  int? In  Many Cities.  The clean towel supply business, which  originated in Chicago, was introduced in  New York in 1884. "It has thrived here  and there aro now about 25 concerns en  gaged in the business in this city, with  thousands of customers whose number is  constantly increasing. There are a great  many towel users who never dreamed of  taking towels from towel supply concerns  when the business was first' started who  now wouldn't think of getting them in  any other way. -  Cabinets aro supplied with a place' to  keep the towels in. and they are also-provided with a comb and brush, a r whisk  brBbm, a soap dish and soap. The cabinets  are made in a variety .of styles and sizes,  each having a mirror in the front. Either  hand or roller towels are provided or both'  Tho-minimum supply furnished is four  clean hand towels a week, and once a week  tho used towels are taken' up and replaced  with clean ones, the soap renewed if it is  out and the other .articles of the equipment looked after.  Towels are supplied to banks, stores,  offices and pretty much all sorts of business places, in many of which a large  number are used, the supply being renewed as often as may. be required. There  is ono concern that supplies towels with  the customers' initials on them, using a  double set for each customer and supply  ing each with the same towels always  Thero are now supplied bootblacking outfits," with polishing brush, dauber and  blacking, the blacking supply being kept  constantly renewed, all for so much a  month Tho towel supply business has  now spread all over the country, and it is  4 Ihe  Mormon   Tempi-4.4  A   visitor   to   Salt   Laka   City, Utah,  should   not   fail   to   see    the   "Temple,  Square," a plot of ten acres,   enclosed.by  a wall   14 feet high, made   of  sun-dried  bricks   and small stones hold together by  mortar. . Within   this   enclosure . are the  three main   edifices   of   tho..-Latter'Day1  Saints.  Here is found the Temple, whose  construction occupied   exactly   40   years,  ���������viz.. from April 6, 1858, to April 6,, 1898'.  It Is a' beautiful and   artistic   structure,  built of creamy white granite, and   cost-'  ing over $4,000,000.    The   temple   is 18Q,  feet long, 90 feet wide, and the walls 107  feet high,4 tbe towers   being   223   feet ln<  height.' '���������"*���������,  This ia a sacred building,4 whose intar-  lor has never been desecrated by the presence of a Gentile. In it are' performed  private; religious ceremonies, sacraments,  ordinations, spiritual marriages, etc  The Tabernacle is a spacious structure,  350 feet by 150, and 80 feet in height-  capable of seating 10,000 persons. In it  tbe great Mormon' public services' are  held. a  Assembly Hall is a massive stone structure, devoted to the deliberations of. the  officials of the church. It cost $90,000.  Coming-outfrom the Temple Square  by the south'gate and .turning ,to tha  east, we pass the "Tithing House," -and  the'church offices,, where- tho 'contributions of the people are received and the  business of the churoh is transacted.  Adjoining are' tbe "Zion" and "Bee  Hive" houses, in which Brlgham Young  and some of bis wives resided. On the  opposite side of the street is the "Amedia  Palace,"' erected by Urigham for his  favorite helpmate, Amelia Folsom.  The "Coroboree," m, Weird nnd Fantastic Entertainment Indnlged In  by the Australian Bushmen���������Ram  HncL-ins In  Khiva.  It has been said that, the natives of uncivilized or semicivilized countries,had no  sense of humor A knowledge of their  habits upsets this theory altogether. The  Australian aborigines indulge in a form  of entertainment known' as the "coroboree, " which "is probably unequaled in  ,the world for weird and fantastic; effect  It is given on various occasions for public  rejoicing, such as a victory over a hostile  tribe, the killing of a largo number of.  snakes, etc. It generally begins at dusk  and does not end till, dawn This is the  way it is done.-  A large bonfire is lighted on an open  space, around which tho whole tribe collects���������of course at a respectable distance  The dancers, who aro always men, now  retire to a neighboring bush to dress up.  or rather to put on'their war paint This  is done literally, chalk, charcoal'and ocher  being freely used for the purpose Then"  they em srgo from the bush and strike up  an' attitude in front of tho fire, as a sort of  tableau vivant. to the great astonishment of the crowd. Then they retire  again for a few minutes and como out in  a new rig out r  This is only a preliminary In the actual performance the men emerge in twos  and threes���������dancing the whilo to tho accompaniment oi! a couple of boomerangs  rattled together by a player in front���������and  enter tho ring in full view of the spectators. There they sing and dance, at first  in a slow, melancholy, dreamy chant, then  in a fierce.-wild roar of triumph, to portray their 'various passions 'in' love and'  war- Sometimes each gives his own'ver-  sion of ' affairs independently/and sometimes all dance together to illustrate some  event of a national character  When the interest of the spectators begins to flag, all tho dancers vanish simultaneously into the'bush for awhilo .Suddenly one creeps out mysteriously and bo-  gins to mimio tho actions, tone of voice,  etc., of some public personage in tho,tribe  who happens to be among the spectators  while perhaps a third performer begins on  tho ground.        - '  ''   In China a 'regular  Punch  and Judy  show is a common street amusement    On  high days and holidays the heathen Chinaman gives himself  up entirely to  enjoy- '  inenC .  All  business is laid' aside for the  momqnt, and nothingshort of a bombard--,  mime  of their  town   by  a  foreign - fleet,  would" induce them   to give  up their fun'  tor  the day     Consequently thousands of  p'.gtailcd ,  pleasure   seekers,   attired     in  -torgcous flowing robes, are to be  seen on  .uoh occasions promenading the street and'  .topping now and again to enjoy theper-  'ormances  of  these, traveling  showmen.-  .'he actors ure wooden puppets, worked by  '���������avisiuli4 stringa.  SNAKES AS DECOFATIONS.  established  York Sun.  in  all the large cities.���������New  He An������ wered hy the Book.  Teacher���������Johnny, can you tell me what  4_r_rneant by "steward?"  Johnny���������A steward Is a man that does  oot mind his own business.  Teacher���������Why, where did you get that  tdto?  Johnny���������Well, I looked It up in the dio-  ttDpary, and it said, "A man who attends  td-the affairs of others. "���������-Exchange.  The Depraved Butterfly.  Medecine Moderne tells us of a demonstration made by Mr. Tuttof London that  even butterflies may go on a spree. At a  public lecture Mr. Tutt shut up in a case  male and female butterflies with flowers  of divers species. Now, whilo the female  butterflies quenched their thirst modestly  by sipping a few drops of dew in the calyx  of a rose the males indulged in characteristic intemperance. They went straight  to tho flowers whose distillation produced  tho most alcohol and" indulged in their  juice3 till they fell senseless where they  stood. The butterflies were dead drunk  To further convince his audience Mr. Tutt  introduced into tho case a glass of water  and several glasses of brandy. The male  butterflies without hesitation choso the  brandy. The faot does not admit of doubt  Male butterflies in a state of freedom, are  often'attracted by tho emanations of a  glass of gin that has been left on a garden  table, arid, having drunk of it to excess,  sleep the .heavy sleep of drunkenness.���������  Literary Digest:  Peanuts. .  The best peanuts are now grown in Virginia, where cultivation has produced a  nut as hear perfect as it can Peanuts are  also extensively.raised in North Carolina  and-Tennessee;--:". 1 don't suppose there are  many people who know that tho peanut  came to this country w' '_ tho first o.-irgo  of slaves that was land_d on our shores  It is a native of Africa und in its original  state as full of grease almost as a bit of  pork. Cultivation and changoof soil have  greatly reduced tho oleaginous quality of  tho nut, although tho North Carolina variety has enough greaso yet to find a ready  sale in France, where it joins its African  ancestor and cotton seed in supplying not  a little of the olive oil we find in the res-,  taurants and family groceries.���������Washington Star.  '   To Stop tho Window Shade Fluppinff.  The flapping of tbe window shade,  when the sash is raised and tbe shade  lowered, is a serious annoyance to nervous people, who aie generally light'Sleepers. The noiss whioh the air and the  shade produce is like nothing so much as  "a rapping, as of some one gently tapping, tapping at the chamber door," accompanied by a soft ru.tie as of stiff  skirts. This in a gentle breeze; when the  wind is high the noise is louder ancl  murders sleep. If the shade is raised the  light wakes one too early in the morning,  yet ven .rlation is absolutely necessary to  health.  The way to prevent the tapping is  very simple when one knows how I  screw two little brass hooks, one on each  side of the window frame, opposite each  other about 12 inchos from the sill. At  night tie a ribbon' or broad tape across  tho open window, from one ( hooK to the  other", as sailors say "taut." Screw a  third hook in the molding below the sill,  exactly in the center. Pull down the  shade over the ribbon, and tie the cord  to the lower hook. The shade will be  firmly held in place, and nothing short.  of a high wind.or a rainstorm will cause  noise enough to awaken you  New Kind of Graveyards.  I heard a queer expression tho other day.  E was speaking to a lady of the fine old  town of Wrentham, and she exclaimed:  "Oh, yes, I know that town���������it's the  one that has those perfectly delicious old  graveyards!'-  Tviiitrlit-M   of Tr:ifalsr������r.  Very fow people are aware ot tbo existence of "The Knights of Trafalgar."  Suoh a society was, however, established  in 1809 in London to commemorate tho  battle of Trafalgar, and it now flourishes  as a benevolent institution in Spital  fields, wnere, in fact, it originated. At  tho annual meeting the other day, th9  statement was mado that last winter tbe  Knights of Trafalgar distributed nearly  10,000 loaves of broad and abou,t the  same number of cwt_. of coal, aud it will  be admitted that this is a worthy mode of  paying honor to the namo of Nelson. In  1809 Spitalfields was a very flourishing  centre; in these days it is a densely  populated district, and .he residents are  almost entirely1 limited to the poorest  olass. Yet so admirable is the work done  by the "Knights" that outdoor relief is  now almost unknown in Spitalfields.  Impersonal Journalism,  "Wife (looking over the paper)���������Here  is a long obituary notice of some man I  never heard of. I wonder what he was.  Husband���������The editor of the paper  probably.  Only For a Moment.  "Really, now," mused the autumn  leaf, "I don't seem to be on."  But just then it dropped.���������Indian-  ajtolis Journal.  Then the others come out and follow suit,  surrounding their unfortunate victim and  irritating him ���������' by. every means in their  power, to the, huge delight of tho crowd,  for this Is a privileged occasion and in  tho absence of newspaper critics in the  land a. public opportunity for paying off  old scores against their leading politicians.  The more tho culprit objects and loses  his temper the more thoy torment him  and make him miserable���������till suddenly  they transfer their attention to some other,  person whom they,also consider fair game.  Thus do the savages of Australia, who are  the savagest of all savages,'en joy themselves at the expense of their brethren.  Itinerant performers are common in the  east An Egyptian bear dancer goes about  from; house to house with a largo and.  healthy looking bruin. Through- the  beast's nose is a ring4 to which is tied a  rope, and he is compelled to go through a  series of dances and awkward performances.    His claws aro clipped.  -  The ''bunder wallah," or monkey dancer  of India, is always a favorite with the  public. His stock in trado consists of two  monkeys (a male and a female), a he goat  and a bundle containing colored rags,  bells, heads.and other odds and ends. Tho  two monkeys aro first made to dance, skip  vault, turn somersaults, etc.; then as a reward for their skill they are solemnly married to oach other The femalo is dressed  up in gorgeous rags, wjth bells, beads and  other ornaments, and the marriage cero-  mony performed over' the pair by the  trainer The rito varies according to local  custom, but ends in every case' in a triumphal ride for the bridegroom - on tho  goat, leaving the bride disconsolate on the  ground Sometimes the goat is made to  give an independent exhibition, which.gcn-  erally ends in his having to stand on four  pieces of wood, one on top of another, and  each no more than two inches in diameter  This serves to bring down tho house, and  often tho goat with it..  In India aro. tho snake charmers and  jugglers famous tho world over In Japan  expert streot tumblers aro common.  In Khiva an exhilarating sport is the  rain fight. The two rams are taken 20 or  80 feet apart and then let go They seem  to recognize in each other their natural  antagonist. So with bent head they rush  furiously on and meet in tlio middle with  a terrific crash. Ono would imagine that  any skull would be smashed by such a col  lision; nob so, ��������� how over, with these rams.  They aro merely dazed for a moment, and  immediately separated, so to speak, by  their respective . bottlo holders After a  little rubbingdown they are started afresh,  with the - same result, and so on, the  contest continuing till ono or other skull is  cracked and the unfortunate beast rolls  over. In the middle of a sort of raisod  platform is the local magnate, who usually presides ori these occasions.  In India circus performers stroll from  house to house and exhibit their skill upon  the slightest pretense A long pole is  placed on tho ground and held in position  by four guy ropes. It carries two horizontal bars near the top for the support of  the performers. That is all. the whole  structure requiring about five minutes to  rig up     Then the show begins.  One of tho performers steps .forward,  salaams to the spectators, and starts tumbling about the ground with various contortions, chanting the while in a weird  monotone to the accompaniment of a tamtam Then ho jumps up, climbs up the  pole and goes through a few more tricks  on tho horizontal bar In the meantime  another player steps forward and begins  a game of bis own. Being generally disguised in a fantastic manner, with feathers, skins, etc., he causes much merriment by his ludicrous mimicry of birds  and animals, and thereby starts a shower  of coppers from the bystanders. Then he  throws off his disguise, does a few more  antics on the ground, and finally climbs  up the pole to join his colleague There  the two so  through a   few   evolutions,  Samoan      DnncltiR      Girls ���������    Wreathe  Themselves  With  Heptiles.  For tbo most part the Pacific islands,nro  destitute of snakes.. .That is absolutely  tho case in Hawaii. In New Zealand,  equally freo of thoso reptiles, tho only  knowledge which the Maoris had of snakes  may be found in a legend of a monster  called tho tnniwha, concerning which au-,  thorities differ as to whether it is the ancestral and dim recollection of a snake or,  of an alligator. All, tho eastern islands of  Polynesia between these two outposts are  snakeless. ' -.  Samoa seems to lie just on the boundary  <��������� line of snakes in tho Pacific. In tho eastern islands of the archipolago no snakes  are to be found; in Upolu , a few are seen  at rare' in_orval_i; in Savaii,-only a few,  miles to the westward, thoy are common  and attain,great size, in the case of som������  kinds at least. None of them is venomous, and the islanders neither fear them  nor-exhibit any' of, that repugnance to  their presenco which is commonly called  instinctive. - s '   "������������������_.���������������������������  This iridifferenco to the reptiles is made  most markedly manifest at the hamlet of  , Iva, on the northeast coast of Savaii.'Hero  are to bo found small snakes of a most  brilliant red color. They are so common  that a basketful may bo easily picked 'up  in any banana patch. The dancing girls  of, this town are in the habit of employing  these gaudy snakes1" for personal 'adornment .in thoir' dances. They tie . them  about their necks, their ankles and their,  wrists, festoon them in their headdresses  and tuck a few extra ones in the belt in  readiness to replace such as escape in the  dance. At their best these sivas danced by  the Samoans are either dull. or revolting  shows of savagery. It can easily be imagined that they are made no more' attractive when the taupou or village maid and  her crew of attendant girls go careering  about with an assortment of writhing rod  snakes. Still tho Samoans, who havo no <  stock of snake prejudices, look upon'this  as one of tho most successful and artistio  dances, in their -islands.���������San' Francisco  Examiner. ��������� '  HARP AND  BANJO  STRINGS.  The    Beat  Ar*  nnd    Finest    Grades.  .Made In Italy.  - "It has always been believed that violin,  harp and. banjo strings were made out of  the viscera of the cat,'' explained, a teach"-.  erof music to a Star reporter, "but I have"  considerable doubt that thero ever was a  string so made. The gut of a cat is no  more suitable for such uso than that of a  mouse and as far as my investigation goes  has never been so used. Violin strings  aro made of many kinds of skins, but  principally out of sheepskins. The secret  is in curing the skins, which has always  been kept in Italy, where all the liner nnd  better grades of strings are made .There  are, however, several concerns in this  country which turn out musical strings,  and they make a very good grade, though  they do not compare as yet with the Italian strings.  "All the poets who have sung of the  musical insides of tho cat wero wrong.  Even Shakespeare, who was phenomenally  correct gonerally in his productions, fell  into the prevailing error, probably because  he did not take .tlie trouble to look into  the matter and accepted the general opinion. The various metallic or wire strings  are improving constantly and are usod in  very large quantities and by tho best musicians They have one advantage over  the skin strings when used out of doors in  that they are not affected by tho weather.  In damp weather skin or gut strings, as  they are generally named, aro affected  very much, and, notwithstanding all the  tightening, thoy are very frequently flat  in tone Tho wire string escapes that influence, though thero is a certain effect, a  timbre, technically speaking, that can bo  got out of a skin string that no wire string  yet made will give you."���������Washington  Star  Averse to a Snit For Damage-.  Somo old fellow living in the southwest  part of the.state got into a scrap with a  railroad conductor on account of tho irregularity of his ticket Ho lost a portion of  his whiskers and was ejected from the  train c He was so. grieved over tho affair  that ho engaged Joe Waters as his attorney  to bring suit against the road.  Joe made up his suit and presented it to  Bailo Waggener, the attorney for the. Missouri Pacific. Waggener declared that he  had never, heard of the case arid knew  nothing about the affair. But Waters  pressed him so closely that a compromise  of $500 was finally agreed upon and paid.  Joe then wrote to his client, inclosing half  of the sum received, saying that he had:  settled with the Missouri Pacific  His client wrote back that he was satisfied with the amount received, but it  wasn't the Missouri Pacific he was riding  on, but a branch of the Southern Kansas.  ���������Emporia Republican.  Appreciated It.  "Believe me, Mr. Spbonamoro," replied  the young woman, with feeling, "that I  am sensible of the honor you havo dono  me in offering me your hand. I appreciate it"���������  She paused, coughed slightly and wen*  on:'  "At its real value."  Nothing further was said, and presently  the young man took his hat and faded  awa*r.  J  I  -'il i^p  A PATEON: OF AET.,  HE WAS NOT MUCH  OF A JUDGE Or  PICTURES,  BUT  BOUGHT THEM.  .  __n__ When All Was Said and Cone It  Had to Be Acknowledged by the  Painters Themselves That He Was  a I.cnl Patron.  BRYAN  IN A FIX.  , Adopts  Cu-.tom  .I in-  There is a story you can hear if' you  want in Pari/, concerning two men of  Cincinnati. Who the two men are, in  the words of tho poet,' "I know, but  may not tell." If I could tell���������ab, that  would bo a seven days' scandal!  Both of them were supposed to be  patrons of art. They were men of note  and they had money galore. They did  nor/know anything about pictures. They  could' not tell, unaided, a Kernbtand.  from a lithograph; but that is a'trifle.  They were patrons of art.  - As to their names, I shall call one  Smith and the other Jones. Well,  Smith bought a picture and presented  it to tho Art museum. Then Jones went  abroad aud "visited Paris, and there an  artist wb'oiii I knew ran across him.  "I want," said Jones, "to givo a  picturb to tne museum. Smith has done  so. I mustn't let him get ahead of me."  "My dear Mr. Jones," said the artist  aforesaid, '.'I know, exactly the, picture  for yon'.- It was painted by Constant.  It is now in Constant's studio. Let me  takb you there tomorrow and you shall  ���������see it. You will not get anything lovelier in all Paris."  The next day they went to Constant's  studio.'' They were' shown the picture.  Constant himself shook hands with tho  great American patron of art, Tho other artist, the one who had taken Jones  to the studio, praised the picture inor-  . dinately. It was indeed lovely, and it  deserved the praise. The American was  visibly impressed. He almost said he  would buy it.  1 ���������'���������'.'And It is not a dear picture, all  things considered," said hia'conductor.  "How much?" said tho patron.  ���������' "Twenty thousand francs���������$4,000."  ."Oh!"       . i  From that moment tho interest of the  patron began to cool. He did not say  again tbat ho liked the picture. Pie took  leavo of the famous Constant almost  curtly. Ho did not encourage his conductor to talk, and ho would not him-,  self say-anything more about thu picture.   :  , Naturally ��������� "tho    conducting,  artist  thought'it.was all over. "Ho  made a  ieeblo attempt to reopen  tho subject,  but,thc patron of art said gruffly:  -   "No, no.   That picture doesn't' suit  -. mfl.4'-' .    ���������        ...,'. ���������*  ..' Picturesque oud-. severe things were  said about  that patron by that .artist.  :He1 declared  that'the patron',knew no  more of art than'a cow did.   What business had such a man to an opinion about  a picture?     '���������'  . "Of course," he would conclude at  the end of each harangue, "the trouble  was in the price.   He is worth millions  and he-wouldn't pay $4.000 for a beau-  "tiful picture���������tho barbarian 1"  Suddenly tho artist was astonished.  The patron had bought a picture, and,  behold, it was one which cost double  the price of Constant's. What could it  all monn?  The artist was a point blank man,  and tbo next time he _aw the patron he  went at him bluntly.  "Now, Mr. Jones," said he, "I want  you to tell me why you didn't buy Constant's picture. I suppose the price was  too steep. Bat, the one you. bought at  least cost twice as much, and you got  sold in buying it."  "Why, look here," said the brilliant  Jones, "old Smith gave tho museum a  picture that cost $5,000���������$5,000, you  understand. Do you supposo I can give  it ono that cost only ������4,000? What do  you take me for?"  But ho is it patron of art.���������Cincinnati  Commercial.  Count It. u, a J apuue.e  I.ov  as  His  Father��������� (J:i������-er  of Japan.  Colonel William Jennings Bryan is ii  soie trouble. The apostle of free silvei  has something worse than Republican  majorities to worry him. His present  ailment is not political or military but  domestic. Mr3. Bryai������ shares the (Jolonel B  sorrow, and each tend.rly syuipatnizes  with tho othor, while friends sincerely  sympathize with both.  The cause of all , tho trouble in the  Bryan household i. astounding ���������nay,  almost incre.-ible. It made its appearance  a few weeks aep when Colonel Bryan  was spending a short, timo at homo . our-  ing his furlough. The Colonel one day  was sitting in his parlor surrounded by  eminent political friends with whom he  was discussing grave matters of public  concern, when on a Guddon tho front  door was opened from without and a  handsome Japanese lad of 19, Gorgeously  at.li._d, entered the room .in which sat  the   politicians.  (Bowinfif with oriental dignity and  grace, the strango visitor made straightway to the leader of tho Democracy and  handed him a card on which was engraved  this:  ONLY   700   CITIZENS  hNHABIT     THE    CAPITAL    OF     THE  FALKLANDS, PORT STANLEY.  The Unique City That Will Be Headquarters of the Xevr Naval Station of  Great Britain, Which Is to Control  the    Mag-ellatis    and     Cape    Horn ���������A  Thrifty Community. ,  COUNT   ITSU,  SAKUR_������,'   JAP-.*4*".  ' "Father," said the boy, "I am at last  hero at homo. Whero is Mother Bryan?''  Tho stampede at the Chicago convention or tho vote in hia own State never  took Colonel Bryan by moro surprise,' or  by more' unpleasant surprise, than did  the appearance of this Japanoso count  At first a dark frown clouded tho mobile  faca of tho Colonel, but pres3n.lv' the  frown gave way to smiles and tho smiles  to laughter. The Colonel welcomed^ the  Count and bade him be. seated. Thus  began tho second act in Cho Colonel's  Bei'io-comic play. Tne third act is yet to  como, but tho second, now hoing played,  is the climactoric act and the most interesting.  Having bagun .his marvellous story in  medias res, it is now the proper thing to  30 back a few laps and' begin -at tho  beginning. The sceno changes from the  prosaic town of Lincoln' to the sunny  slopes of Shimaso in Japan. Thero in  the picturesque little town of Sakura  lived the Count Itsu, young, ambitiou-44  and bold. He had uassed through tne  best schools of his country aud had  gained all' tho knowlcdgo his nativti  -masters could teach him. On every hand  he had heard of the United States anil of  tho-people���������of , their enterprise, thoir  inventions, 1 their liberty, their Institutions, their big ships and their soldier-44  statesmen,    ltsu's   mind  was  Thu In-^omilij' of Woman.  There waa,no light in the house. Outside tho rays of tho electric lamp struok  the wail and cast long, weird shadows  of the trees. Upstairs in tho front room  a woman lay asleep, in alarm clock  stood on the mantel at tho loot of the  bed.  A clock somewhere down the street  had just struck two.  A man turned tho corner and   tottered  toward   the   steps   leading to the   front  door of the house.    Ho   mounted   them.  He made threo or four frantic job3   with  . his latoh koy ' at  ths   lock.    Finally   he  ���������uoooodod in opening the door.  Upstairs the woman slept on.  The man sat down oh the   lower   step  of tho flight   for   a   few .moments     Uo  looked up once; then began    the   ascent,  clutching the bannister   to   steady   himself.  Ho had taken four steps. A yell, as  of keenest pain, cut tho nig_i_.    The woman started   and   sat up   in    bed.    She  glanced toward the clock, hardly distinguishable in the dimly lighted   room, and  saw that   it   was   a   quarter   past two  Then a   smile   of   hard   satanio  delight  curved her mouth. Another yell from the  stairway and another and- another.    The  woman sank   back   on   her   pillow and  closed her eyes.    And when the man had  fallen   sound   asleep   the   woman   arose  quietly, and lighting tho hall   jet,   cror>t  down tha stairs on her hands   and   knees  picking up, as she went, the carpoc tackH  she had place,   there,    point   up,   before  she had j;one to bod.  And when she re-entered her room she  muttered to hersolf, "l\'ow I'll just see if  he'll have the nerve to tell me in the  morning that he got in at a quarter to  11. For a long time I've suspected him  df taking off his shoes downstairs; now  I know it."  and their  made   up.    He   would, go   to  America  .master Its civilization, and   then -return  to Japan and. enter   the   Parliament of  hi. country..; r  'Now it would seem th. t in Japan there  la a -custom that perh_i._ ,,'a youth to  choose, for himself an adopted father and  mother. This is a most convenient  arrangement for tho young people of a  country, although it may be a little  rough on the adopted parents���������as Colonel  and Mrs. Bryan havo found out.  Iteu decided he would adopt a father  and a mother ln America as tho best  and tho quickest way of gaining hia end.  His flrsc thought involved a eohemo to  take up his residence at the White House,  the very center of .American institutions,  eo to speak, but then he remembered  that the President, had a war on his  hands and might not be able to give him  tho necessary attention.  On seconJ consideration heremombered  Colonel Bryan, whose famo as a great  Am ori can leader had crossed tho broad  Pacific. An American who could poll  6,000.000 votes must be a great man,  thought tho Count, and to Bryan he  would go.  But he would write first and notify  his father-to-be of the plan. In due time  Colonel Bryan rocreived the Count's  letter.  ������������������All I want," wrote young Itsu, 'is  to have you for my father and to live  with you about seven y_ars. By that  time I shall understand America.''  Now, Colonel Bryan answers very fow  letters, hut ho lost no time in directly  replying to this. Colonel Bryan could,  under no circumstances, accept the Count  as an adopted son.  Colonel Bryan wsnt off to tho wars  and thought no more of the- young  Japanese count until a short time ago  when Itsu, in propria persona, presantod  himself to the Colonel's astonished eyes  Itsu placed his valise on the floor and  announced that he had dome to stay  seven years!  Count Itsu lost no time after his arri  val at tho Bryan homestead; He began at  onco to assist in tho housework. A moro  eagor, willing servant was- never seen iu  a household. In his leisure hours, which  are many, he devours the newspapers and  digs into Colonel Bryan's books, hopelessly trying to find out all about American institutions in a few days. Ho has  even read Colonel Bryan's work on tho  campaign of '96. A book on economics is  sweeter than Japanese persimmons to his  mental palato.  Aftor a siege of four or five days, in  which he bothered Mrs. Bryan with the  most pitiable pleadings to bo allowed to  do gome work about the house, that lady  surrendered to the eager, handsome,  earnest oriental.  Colone-i 13ryan and his wife are b*csy  trying to devolve some plan of getting rid  of Itsu without offending his delioato  sensibilities.  Count Itsu is independently rich and  ia a nobleman of Japan.  Port- Stanley, the capital of the   Falkland Islands, is shortly to become a coal-  ins and naval station of   Great   Britain,  and the fleet whoso   baaa   it .will be will  thas���������con_mand   the _uagel.ans   and Cape  Horn.    This   capital is ono of   the  most  unique towns in ��������� the   world. '. Frank   G.  Carpenter, who recently visited   aie city,  says it has only   700   citizens,   including  the G-jvernor and all his officials,   but it  has more thrift and business than   many  towns of five times its size. It is perhaps  tho richest capital of the warld, for every  one of its inhabitants   has alUhe can eat  and to spare. Pore .Stanley is situated on  Stanley Harbor, just beyond Cape   Pembroke, at the east end ot Bast 1 Falkland.  Its   harbor   is   a'  .afs, land-locked bay,  about half a   mile   wide   and-- five miles  long, with an entrance so' narrow that a  large ship could hardly turn about  in it.  Upon tho south side of the   haruor, running up a gently sloping hill, are a hundred or so neat   one   and two-storey cottage...    They are made of wood or   stono,  with ridge roofs of oorrugatod iron.. This'  is Port Stanley.    As you look at it from  tho stoamer it makes you think of a German village, and as   you " coma4 closer to  it you find that every little house  has its  front   yard; and   garden,   and - that the  front doors of even the poorest of the cottages have vestibules.    This   is to shield  the visitors aud families   from   tho   cold  wind.    In   nearly every window   you see  potted plants and flowers.    Such   tilings  will not grow out of   doors,-   and I venture that there is not a town of this size  in the world which has eo ��������� many   green-  bouses and conservatories.  Beside .each house .is a pile of what  looks like cubes -of well-rotted manure.  This-is peat. Peat forms the fuel of the  town, and it comes from tho bog on the  top of the hill, at the foot of which Port  Stanley lies. ������������������ Evoryono here can get nis  own fual for tbe digging, aud nearly  every householdar in Pore Stanley goes  to tho moor and chops out his own peat  blocks for tho winter.  Some of. the houses are quite pretention.. The manager of the Falklands Com-  *a:iy has a house containing a dozen  rooms, and the cottages of the Governor  cover perhaps one quarter of an acre of  ground, all of his rooms being on' tbe  ground floor. ��������� Thero are throe ��������� churches,  one of which is called the cathedral.-This  is presided over" by tbe nishop of the  Falklands.' Another church - is Roman  Catholic and.a third is a Baptist. There  are two hotels or public houses'where you  can set a bed or a drink. If .-you.want  the latter you may have good Scotch  whiskey for six cent a glass and Bass'  ale for" four"' ceii .a.' Thero*"-is "a butcher  shop which sells delicious mutton at four  cents a pound and fairly good beef for  eight contB a pound, so you see the neces-  siti__ of life are cheap.  Port Stanley has a post office at which  the   monthly   newspaper   mail averagos  five pounds per family.'   It   has   a postal  savings bank in which the   deposits now  am oud t   to   $180,000.     There   are   only  2,000 people  in   the   Falklands   and the  depositors   in   the   postal   savings   bank  number 350.    The   town,has a Governor  appointed by   the   Queen,   who   gets   a  salary of   $fi,000   a   year.    It   has other  officials whose salaries   foot   up   $50,000  annually.    It has an American Consul, a  Kentuckian named Miller, who seems to  be hand and   glove   with   tho Governor,  and who is trying hard to'earn his salary  on those faraway .slanus, where there   ia  no American trade and where   theie   are  not a dozen vessels in   a   century.    The  Consulate   ia   a   little   cottage   of three  ��������� .01ns and   a   lean-.o   such   as   could be  built for $100 In the United States. IC is  one of the most useless Consulates in our  service4, and there ia no earthly reason for  its existence except   to   give some politician a place.    By   tbe   timo this letter !���������  published tho present appointee will prob-.  ably bo back hone, as an Iowa   man ha_  baen ctiosen to succeed him.  "The CIoiHter -__������������_ the Hc3-th.n  Tho pains Charles Iteade took with  this book, called first "A Good Fight"  end afterward "The Cloister and the  Hearth, " were almost superhuman. His  letters at this time are full of it. "I am  under weigh again,".he- writes, "but  rather slowly. I think this story will  almost wear my mind out." Again, "I  can't tell whether it will succeed or not  as a whole, but there shall bo great and  tremendous and tender things in it."  It is interesting to trace through theso  letters tho gradual evolution of characters and scenes that have charmed millions of people since. In one of Ibern ho  says: "Gerard is just now getting to  France alter many adventures ' in Germany. The now character I havo added  ���������Deuys, a Burgundian soldier, a cross-  bowman���������will, I hopo and trust, ploaso  yo������."  Nover was hope better founded. Siuc3  thoso words wero written many and  many a roader has lived over again tho  sayings and doings of this adventurer,  with his everlasting "Courage., lediable  est inert." Deuys' "foible," as wo aro  told, was woman. "When ho -met a  peasant girl on the road, he took off his  cap to her as if sho was a queen, the invariable effect of which was tbat sho  suddenly drew herself up quite stiff like  a so.'dier ou parade and wore a forbidding aspect."���������London Academy.  A Trick That,Won.  "Ones, when 'Long John' Wentwprth  ���������was mayor of Chicago," says The-Jour-'  rial of that city, "a hot campaign was  in progress. The rough elemont was  showing signs ofYufBnlence, and 'Long  John' knew that tho police force was  totally unablo to cope with it if there  should be a riot. There wasn't much of  any police force in those/days. The.fow  ���������officers that there were didn't havo auy  'uniform outside of a plug hat. On the  front of, this was a semicircle of tin,  witb the man's number on it.'  '.'There was uo money to pay for additional officers, so 'Long John' be-  thuught himself of a bright scheme. Ho  had a figure -*0' added to the number on  every one of those, hats. On election  day.be different'members of the force  were stationed conspicuously where the  trouble was most likely to break out.  Tho roughs saw the numbers, *250,"'  '290,* '350,' etc.. where they had, before soeu only *25^' '29' and '35.'    Tho  ���������word went around that'Long John' had  added several hundred meir to the police force, and the tough crowd were so  intimidated that they never dared to do  a thing."  Spaiiiah-A-iierieft-i  Words.    .  Many English words are taken directly, from the Spanish. Whoii you.speak,  of a Piccadilly collar, you are hot using  slang.; The "piccadallo" - is a collar  ���������which at one time was worn"'by all men  of position iii.Spain.  A few years since many American  cities boasted of companies of volunteer  soldiers called grenadiers.  The first grenadiers were iu Grenada.  .Onr. marines, of whom we are specially  proud just now, got their name by clip-,  ping tbe last syllable off "raarineros,"  which is the equivalent Spanish word.  Rye bread without caraway seeds  would not be rye bread at all. Caraway  is a purely Spanish word, derived from  "alcara hueya."  The hammock ou your veranda got  its name from the Spanish "harnaca,"  although chat is not purely a Spanish  word. Columbus got it from the Indians 400 years ago.  There aro many other examples.  "Banana," "apricot," "Canada,"  "duel'-'and "palaver" are all directly  from the Spanish.  Disappointed.  A little anecdot- about Mr. Gladstone  in the Cbap Book makes itself woloome  by teaching the great man's humorous  side.  The Premier was invited to attend  one of Punch's famous dinners. He was  to meet Mr. Harry Furniss, who had, a.  ono might Bay, discovered the Gladstone  collar, and tho entire company looked forward with amusoment to the night when  the ideal and the actual 6hould thus confront caoh other.  The evening came, and Mr. Gladstone  with it, but he wore a little baud of  white linen, behind which not even the  lobe of the ear could be concealed. He  had appreciated tho -situation and provided for it.  l.ri.isu    li.i    CoitNitiiiptioti.'  Recent investigations have shown that  tha people of Great Britain swallow over  5,50u,0U0 pills daily, or one pill a week  for every person in th* poDUlation.  Noble-  V<-ii   1 i;-. 11       ..1111.%   ."Sow Kxtinct.  By the death of tho widow of   the laRt  prince   tho name of the   Venetian family  -.luvanelli,   that had   existed since 1230,  bas beco.r.e extinct.  Broke the X.ws G������-i_ly.  'Ton were a long time, In the far  corner of tho conservatory with Mr.  Willing last evening," suggested the  mother. "What was goin? on?" "Do  you remember the occasion Jon which you  became engaged to papa?" inquired the  daughter, by way of reply. "Of course I  do. "Then it ought not to be necessary  for you to ask any questions." Thus  gently the news was broken that they  were   to have a son-in-law.  Her  Hounditbout  Proposal.  Affable Widow���������Do you know, Hen  Muller, my daughter Maud baa set he_  eyes most lovingly on your  Herr Sluller (much flattered)���������Has  she, really? I have always considered  her a sweet girl.  Affable Widow���������Yes; ouly today she  said, "That's the- sort of gentleman _  should liko for my papa!"���������Stray Stories.  Another T-S'ht  Sfjuecj_e.  "John," said Mrs. Younglove, "do  you know that yon forgot something  when you went away this morningi4"  Mr. Younglove thought for a moment, and^then roplied:  "No, I didn't know that I had. What  was it?"  She put her handkerchief to her eyes  aud  sobbed.    Finally,, when-she-could,  trust herself tospeak, she answered:  "You������������������you kissed the baby before  you started, bu-bnt you did-didn't kiss  anyb-b-body else."  "Oh-bo," he: laughed! "So you did  notice it, eh?"  A glad light came into her eyes, and,  throwing her arms around him, she  said:  "And did you do it just to try me?'  "Er���������yes," he answered, and then  felt so good over his cleverness that he  had to go out and buy himself a quarter's worth of cigars.���������Cleveland  Loader.  Heat _tnd Cold on. the Moon.  Professor F. W. Vory has lately made  some new experiments relating to the  beat and cold of the moon. He finds tbat  its rocks, except near ths poles, must  glow in the sunshine with a temperature  above that of boiling water, while during the lunar night the temperature  sinks almost to the level of absolute  zero���������a burning and a freezing desert  tvery fortnight alternately.  DEESS AND FASHIOJf.  EXTREMES AND AUDACITIES OF THE  WINTER'S MODES.  Par find Xfeatliersi Commlnsle o������  licits.and the ForaierBordcrs Even-  fag Go .-rut4 ��������� Chenille Fringe In  Vofj-ie���������SIceveM Grow Leg*.  One of tho most amazing features ol  fashion promised by Paris is an audacious iniugljug of fur with feathers.  This appears on all the latest millinery.  The sable toques will have pheasants'  feathers round them, ostrich feather?  will take strips of chinchilla down their  stems, and feathers from tbe breast of  tbe common or poultry yard duck will  appear in combination with mink. It'  may a.so be observed, as another inter-J  EV1-*_J1NG GOWN OV I_i.CE OVEII SILK. .  csliing item of French modes, that fur '  boas of the latest principles show many *  nifflings of chiffon, an admirable example' of'.tbis being in sable with chiffon-,  in a lighter ���������shade of brown. '   ���������   ^ ���������:  'Apropos4 of fnrs, many of the'eveuing'*  drosses from London and Paris are bor:., -  dered .with fur,- but  tho  very 'newest.,  trimming is made of chenille fringes,  with.au applique of lace flowers traced,  with embroidery.   Very elaborate even-,  ing dresses aroalsoiuadaof chiffon with  lace trimmings.    The evening gown il-'  lustrated bears tho new feature of a lacev  overskirt on a -soft satin foundation of,  rose pink nnd is hemmed with  roses.  Soft pink is draped round tbe back un"-'  der tho arms and fastened with a jeweled  ornament.   Over the lace underbodice  and round the waist is a belt of  bright  cerise velvet fnstoued with a buckle.  The second sketch is an equally elaborate houso gown of pale mauve planed  rnousseline de eoie with an,overdress  of cream laco with black chenille applique ou tho flounce.  Tho comfortable looseness of the  pouched bodice and tho easy skirt of  yesteryear have been displaced by a  most uncomfortable tightness. The bod- .  icos, it is truo, may have the appear-  auoe of looscacEf", bat it ia only a bol-  To Mnr-lc   Cock*.  Mr. Harrison Weir recommends a  muzzle as a cure for crowing cocks. Before a cock crows he stands up, flaps bis  wings and opens wide his beak. Mr.  Weir suggests a light wire headgear,  which, while not preventing the bird  frovu eating and drinking, would not  allow it to open the beak wide enough  to cro*-*r.  a. HOUSE COWN.  low illusion, they are not really so.  They must bo mounted on a tight fitting, well boned lining, and the most  popular stylo is the crossover form, the  folds swathed over aud fastened on the  left eido.   It is universally becoming.  Sleeves aro smaller aud smaller���������and  beautifully loss. Neither puff nor epaulet is really bieu porte, though either is  still used, aud tho sleeves are buttoned  as far as the elbow to allow the baud  to pass through. For evening wear the  sleeve is almost nil unless for dernitoilet, when it is a plain elbow sleeve finished off "with a fall deep frill of lace.  ,,) '-���������}  _rr������   < m ������^)_i __f rw-wy-'  "���������BR  I   '  '3*fl_5 CUMB.BKLAND NEWS.  ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  Mary E. Bissett Editop.  _r��������� ���������   ���������Saturday, April   29th, 1899.  TOE POLICE   MAGISTRATE.  A matter which .might well claim,'  ���������the -attention pf the City Council is  the payment-of a salary to the Po  jL-oe Magistrate,.      If a.sum not'"less  $han $250.00-per ,annum  be .paid,  ���������all fines for oiren-ces committed   in  ���������the city limits go to the city. Judging'from .experience of the past the  deity wo"U'l<l not lose anything as   it  is safe to say that the  fines   would  jpn-ore tihan.eq-nal the  snlary  to   be  -paid,.      Mr.   Ab-ams   has   always  ' ;shown -a .disposition 'to  ..administer  justice as it should be.      We claim  #hat his services should 'be  raward-  .ed, although he has not  asked  for  t  o  any emolument, and���������-we may add  ���������=7=rhad not -the slightest-intimation  ifchat ^his reference would be njade.  ' A Magazine that richly -merits  encouragement is "Our Dumb Animals," edited by Geo. T. Angeil.  A man who devotes life to preaching and practising the gospel of  kindness is moat certainly doing a  noble work, and���������whether Christian, Jew, or Moslem���������has something in his character very like to j  that God of kindness whom we all  acknowledge.  The output of the Cape Breton  coal mines for March was 120,543  tons.  The   Islander    said    editorially  last issue ��������� ? ���������??��������� !!���������!!!   Even Col. Ingersol  is   denounc-  it < *  jfcng  the   horrible   outrages   being  ���������ey-exy .day perpetrated  down south,  in the name of justice.    He says:  "   "I suppose these outrages, these  frightful crimes -make the same impression on my mind as they do on  the minds of all   civilized   people.  I know of no words strong enough,  fitter enough to   express my indignation of the   horror.    These   hor-.  rors perpetrated in the name of justice.''   The Savages who   did   these  .-things belong to the superior  race.,  ��������� -are .citizens  of   a ��������� great   republic.  "Yet it does not seem possible   such  fiends   &xe   human'. beings.    They  ���������ar-je-a, disgrace to tlie   country,   our  ���������cen;tu,ry ,and the hum:, n race.     Let  ;S8Ji_2*a$_y what I, have said is  flattery  ���������comprrred with what I feel.'    When  I .think of   other   lyhchings   of   a  poor man  mutilated   and   hanged  without the slightest   evidence,   of  ���������the Negro who said  these  murders  ���������would be  avenged   and   who   was  murdered for the   utternce of a na-  ���������jtural feeling, I am utterly at a loss  -for words.    Are  the   white   people  insane?    Has mercy fled fo beasts ?  JJas United  States   no   power   to  pao-^ect  citizens ?    A   nation   that  .cann-o.t or will not protect   citizens  jin the .$irn.e of peace |has no right to  .ask its ...citizens to protect it  in  the  ���������time ,of .war.'47  Yet these   be  the   people   who  ''have a a mission'   to   spread  Jightenment' abroad.  FARMERS' INSTITUTE.  The daughters of Eve are commonly accused of being prone to  the too frequent use' of thatdanger-  ous member of human anatomy���������  the tongue, but the last meeting of  the Farmers' Institute ' served as a  refutation of the slander (or an ex-  ce]}tion to prove'the rule).  The evening was to be devoted to  the discussion of housekeeping  but, unfortunately, Mrs. Horace  Smith, who was to lead, and Mrs.  Duncan, who was to reply,  were both unavoidably absent,  and none of the' ladiespresent  cared to open thc ball. Then Mr.  Landells gallantly came to thc  rescue. While he was looking over  the paper on Housekeeping, several  ladies and gentlemen favored the  audience  with    accounts   of their  o  personal and more or less (general-  rally less) successful experience in  tJae cookinsf line. One said that if  you cooked an egg 20 minutes, it  was far more digestible than if you  cooked   it   only   5.    Some   of   us  pleasant, and one is refreshed by  the cool, sea breazes. There are  many small streams, abounding ;in  trout and you can .combine a fishing expedition with your ride.  If you care to stop over night at  Englishman River or -Qualicum,  you can get very good aecommoda-  tions, but it is better to take lunch  along. The worst trouble with the  trip is the number of small trees  lying across the road in places.  Still', on account of having to cross  so man}*- streams, it is better to  make the trip on a wheel than on  horse-back. <  When the bridges are built and a  little more work is done along the  line, we shall have a very good  roaol to Nanaimo. r-  Our Shoe   Stock   is  now complete.        I  I LET VERS������  ���������  to the Editor.  I@J������>  en-  As was to be expected, change of  -yenue has been granted in the  'J.rerit (River Case, ft is far better  &>f -all 'concerned that the trial  should be held under such circum-  jKtaii-ces as to remove the slightest  (suspicion of partiality from the ver-  IPoes .a_n.y officer of our  arm}*   or.  jna-vy or any President of the   TJnit-  <e.<jlStates   deserve ������������������ more   the   ap-  fp-,������,4Us/5 of the American people than  ���������the fi^renaen, who  risk their lives to  ���������save .$$ .'liy-es of others from   burning buildings���������-or our  .coast-guairi  ���������fl&en -who ;rqsk .and' lose their   lives  ���������to saye 4-rowriing   sailors���������or   oiu*  .policemen, who risk   and lose their  lives in .protecting . the   lives   ancl;  .property of  their   fellow-citizens���������:  or our Red .Cross nur.-es and Sisters  of Charity, who risk and lose their  "���������lives on   battle-fields   and   in   the  j^psjp.itals.?���������"Our Dumb Animals."  doubting Thomases were inclined  to think that if Dewey had a cargo,  of eggs like that now he'd make  short work of bombarding the  Filipinos.  Recipes for cooking plum-pudding, steak, cake, &c.followed. Then  came Mrs. Smith's paper, which  proved instructive and interesting,  and was appreciated by all. At  this stage of the meeting some one  made a pointed attack on Mr.  Cairns' capabilities as a cook, but  that gentleman repelled the charge  with becoming spirit. Another  gentleman urged his wife to talk  to the meeting the way she talked to him sometimes, but it was no  use. Stories and songs took up the  remained of the time till refreshments arrived. Then we older  folks wendsd   our way home,   leav  .v, (This space for Correspondents)  To The Editor CttVBKi.i-.-yNB News.  Allow me to ask a few questions,  state a  few  facts,  and  make,.one  proposition    in    relation    to   the  Liquor Question,   \\hich is now the'  great   dilemma   of   the- Dominion  Parliament.   The Montreal Weekly  Witness of   March   14th, says "Sir  Wilfrid. has   chosen  his horn   at  last," that i?, he  wrote  to   Mr.   F.  S. Spence from   Ottawa  on   March,  4th to the effect  that the  majority  for  prohibition was" too  small  to  warrant legislation.    On the third  of last" November  he is reported to  have e_iid that"it was a pure'dean .  disinterested  vote  and  under  the  circumstances  a large one."    1 ask  what     were   the'    circumst mces?  Did  not   the  liquor  dealers  have  recourse to every device  that fraud  and lies could invent to gain  their  object ?    Now,   when     they   were  beaten by over ten thousand  pure,  clean, disinterested votes,   will   Sir  Wil'rid tell us we have  only about  one fiftth of the voters on our side?  Would not common sense, common  decency and common honesty show  any man that those  who voted   on  neither side should not  be counted  on either side ?    Does the  vote  taken on the 29th of last  September  deserve  the   name   of  Plebisite  if  that word names the   voice of  the  common people ?   In two years the  census will be taken over the whole  Dominion   and  if  no  prohibition  law is passed till then  let us see to  it that without   expense   we   have  the will  of the people   shown  on  prohibition.  ildremu  Please.do us the favor to call and   inspect  our  *    .'      ' .'������������������'.���������'  stock before purchasing.elsewhere.     It will not  j i >  be- time wasted. '  .���������'���������'������������������ '  f  O   ������  ^���������5M*  S. F. C.  DROWNING ACCIDENT.  A very sad accident occurred at  ing the young people to trip the | the Lake Tuesday when Wm. Bev-  light   fantastic   till weary   nature  clamord'loud for rest.  . TO NANAIMO BY WH&EL.  Leaving    Cumberland    in     the  morning, one can easily  reach Nanaimo   by noon  next  clay.    From  Ciunberlan/R to the Wharf the road  is   rather heavy.     After you   pass  Howe's   Hotel it   is much   better.  There   are a few small  streams on  the way   which can  be  crossed on  fallen trees.   The bridges are rather  rouuh, and in places   along the line  one has to   dismount.    When   you  reach the   end of   the   upper road,  you must  take   to the   beach  ancl  follow the telegraph line a distance  of "about half a mile to   thc   beginning of the lower road.  cridge,an employee of the U. C.Co.,  lost b. ���������? life. The deceased had been  working hard tho previots night and  took a hblida-y to go out fishing on  Ttesday.lt appears he undertook to  oross the river just above the falls in  a little skiff .The current. proved so  strong that he broke a rowlock trying to stem the tide and, seeing bis  danger,got out of the boat to wade  ashore,when the rush ofwaterswept  him over the falls.  He was 31 years of age and always bore a good reputation among  those uho knew him.The inquest  was hold Thursday night and a ver  diet of accidental death (coupled  with a   recommendation to erect   a  suitable warning sign ne>ar the fall)  returned.  The funeral tookplacefrom Grant's  Undertaking.Rooms Friday morning to Comox Catholic Church,in  the cemetery of which the body was !  LOOAM-3R!EFS,  Mr. J as. Reed is enlarging his ceUage.  Mines Iuspector Morgan was in tovvn this  week'.   .  Men's sweaters ancl underwear at  reduced prides at  Stevenson & Co.  The -witpesaes in the Dex.ar irial returned  from J-T_.n_ouver Wedndsday.  Mr.H.Reifel Manager of Uie Union Brewery Co.Nanaimo, was up this week.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.���������Caniberland Hotel:  VV. McG-urr, J. P. Malkin, Vaucouv er.  Men's cottonacle smocks at 90c,  worth $1.25, at Stevenson & Co.   ���������  Rev. Father Durand will celebrate Mass  in St. John's Catholic Church, Sunday at  11 a. i-1,.  Dr. Bailey made the dowm trip on his  wheel ondreturned by,$boat from Nanaimo  Wednesday.  LOST.���������A ladietj waterproof cape Sunday  April 16th, near the Chibie.e cemetery. A  reward to finder if brought to   Mrs. J. Roe.  Rev. Father Durand is making extensive  improvements on his lot corner of Penrith  and First Streets.  Sre -bur' blue and brown sarges,  and merinos at 25c worth 40 and  50 cents Stevenson & Co.  Mr.Abroms came up from Vancouver las.  boat and held an inquest on the corpse ot  Wm B_vcridige(_ie victim   of  the  drowning  accident) Thursday evening.  The Oddfellows (I. O. O. F.) will attend  devine -service, Sunday evening at the Presbyterian Church. Al- Oddfelllows are requested to meet at lodge room'at G:!.0p.   m.  There were 23 caudvdates writing the  High School entaaace examination at Courtenay. The general oninii.n is that the  ques ion were easy, although some complained of the  difficulty  of  the  geography  paper.  Fo;r Bargains  go   to Stevenson;  & Co.'s Removal Sale.  _-<0  j      The ladie3 of Trinity Churcl-..arc   .paring  g)     no effort, tn make the Ds-ninatic  Entertain-  tfiiument Monday night a success and.judg-i'  im; from the ability of those taksng part,we  he-ve every reason to expect a most pleasant.-  fcvt'niug. ' ",.  Siogle HirneHs $10.00, $15.00, and $20.00/  A first class ruhber trimmed harness at  ������30.00.   ��������� All     band-made.      No   machine  i *- i  8t.i_ch.ng.    Union    Oak     Tanned   leather. '  At  Willard's. '  THE CONCERT.  A fairly large audience attended  the concert at Cumberland Hall on  Tuesday night. The program was  very good, but none of those taking  part s-eemed to be at their best  though most of the numbers were"  loudly encored. Following is the  program:  Piano Solo Miss Abrams  Vocal Solo Mr. Searle  Insnumental Selection. '..Orchestra  Vocal Solo Mr. Ramsay  Sturixp Speech Mr. Kemp  Pis mo Solo Miss Maxwell  Voc ;1 Solo Mr. Hutcherson  Inst umental Selection. ..Orchestra  Vo al Solo Mr. Richards  Song Mr. Howells  Comic Song. . . Mr, Ramsay  Miss Be; tram, the painstaking  organizer of the concert, played  most of the accompaniments in her  usual pleasing manner.  TRINITY GUILD.  The ladies of Trinity Guild will  hold a meeting at Trinity Church.  next Tuesday (May 2d) at 3 p. m.  All ladies of the congregation are  earnestly requested to attend this  meeting.  When in need of harness of any kind, call  at Willard's Harness Shop, and he can supply you with harness very little in advance  of Eastern prices.  THE BEST. ...... .  IN  THE PROVINCE  PrEsh'Larger Beep  STEAM -Beer,   Aie,   and   Porter.  The ride alon^ the beach  is very ���������' interred. May he rest in peace  A rewja-\d of $5,00 will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction  of  persons jyitholding or destroying any   kegs   belonging  to  this-company  HENRY REIFEL.   Manager.

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