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Array ?r  M  it  SIXTH YEAR.      CUMBERLAND,   B. C.   SATURDAY   AUG.  13th.,  1898  Ispimalt ft. fiaiiaiino; By,  THE   STEAMER City  of   Nanaimo  WILL RUN" AS  FOLLOWS:  W.P. OWEN, MASTER,  Oailing at Way Ports as Freight  and Passengers may offer:  jLeave Victoria for Nanaimo  1,       "      ���������  '     Tuesday 7 a.m.  ''    Nanaimo foriComox,  , ^Wednesday 7 a.m.  /'*���������   Comox for Nanaimot .  ���������    ' Friday 8 a.m. ���������  ' ' , Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday'7 a.m.  FOR Freight  or   Staterooms apply on board,    or at the   Company's  i'ift&V Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store.  ^V. Street.    x , '        0        ���������     ,       \    ,  m.  i  W  w  JF YOU  Wish   a good   fit.  go  >.' to McLeod the tailor  PURE.MILK:   '���������  Delivered daily by us in  Cumberland  -and Union'    Give'us atrial  HUGH GBANT & SON.  SMALL FIRE.  Shortly after   12 ' o'clock   Wednesday  night-an alarm of fire  was  sounded.    A  bright blaze was seen over the hill near  the Comox road.   From the Union Hotel  it appeared to be  within the city  limits,  and by some it was  thought to   be  the  hospital.    As one approached it, it seem-  cd to be farther oft', and  before the new  Court House was reached it  was seen to  be a cabin lately purchased by Mrs. Bur-  dette,  upon, or  near   the northeast side  of the Jt government   block. ' There were  some small sheds and considerable dry  brush and fallen trees around which furnished   fuel for the , flames.    In  half an  hoar it was over.    The only danger was  from the  wind  which  was  pretty lively  and   blew ��������� directly   towards, the   to'wnj  Soon after the alarm the  firemen led by  'their.chiefs were on the ground,  and are  to be commended' for their  promptness  Fortunately there was not much for them  to do.  MINERS' BANQUET  TO MR. THOS. RUSSELL.  If  k  -4-  ft  I  IV".  If I  m\  m  Ps  m  M  LEADING   BARBER  '<���������<���������'       and  T--4__KXI3JEE_E^2s(_C'XS_E?  and Dealer in   Fishing Tackle and Sport  ing Goods.  Cumberland,      B.  C.  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  J. A. Garthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  , '  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  IISUEANOU.  I am agent  for th# following reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The L(-idon and Lancashire.  Current Rates.  Can be so<vn afternoon's at corner office  near Trie Newa. " "  James Abrams.  Fi������ OilPBlD,  THE GR-KA8DEST   BOGtN   TO   SPORTSMEJW,"  ''" fy): Prospectors, and Camps generally  '.Suitable for,Houses ok. Boats.  Com portable,-; Neat and Strong.  Single bed, folds in bundle,3. feet long  by 5 inches in  diameter,  weighs  11  pounds, price $3.50  Double bed-(full size)  folds 4 ieet long  by 5 _ inches  m diameter  weighs 17  po'urds, price $4.50  Every bed provided with water-proof  -shipping-case.- Can be extended or fdld-  ied in three ' minutes. Discription circu-  ���������lai ������n application.  Order at once.   Address,  KLONDIKE FOLDING BED CO.,  Nanaimo, B. ���������.  PRECAUTIONARY  MEASURES.  Copenhagen, Aug. il.���������A sensa-  T " 1  tion has been caused by the sudden  measures taken to  place" the   seaports of Copenhagan in a state   of  , military efficiency.    It is supposed  1 . 1 '  these measures are due to fears of a  conflict between Great Briiain and  Russia,'. '     r '       , , '  HOSTILITIESWILLCEASEWHEN r  , Madrid, Aug. 11.���������It is believed  that the'- suspension ' of hostilities  will be annosim-ed by both governments immediately after Embassador Carnbon has yigned the Protocol.  I DYKE & EVANS  Music Dealers  VANCOUVER, -        B.    C.   o   SOLE AGENTS:  1 t  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars  ....-{"inu��������� ��������������������������������������������������� -  Mandolins  Organs, etc.  i-H'A  Mr'  $%  1  i  SEND   FOR  CATALOGUE.  f  I  S\S*&*^\**Hf\0n*f\J*K<t**f*fy***^S*'~\  J,iw-  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. . 4*   -4- >  | +   ������fr   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION, \  Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated. ^  HNDISPENSABL^TOjMjNJ!8^,M r. _:  i THREE DOLLARS PSS YSA5V, POSTPAID. <  !   a\MPLE COPIES FiiEE.  i  mm* mi) scientific:press,    J  1220 Market St.,   San Francisco; CalJ  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  ��������� Assessment   Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in aecoi>  dancG with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revo_ue Tax and Taxes levied under As**eHs-  (meat Act are now.duo for the year 1S9S.  All of the above named Taxes collectible  within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den-  inan, and Hornby Islands Division of the  District ������ Comox, are  payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following rates, vi_:  If pai������ on or -before Jitnb 30fch, 1S98-3T-  Proviucial Revenue, ������8.00 per capita.  Three-fifths of oue per cent on Real Property.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Land.  One-half of one per cent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent ou Income.  If paid after, Juxk 30fch, 1S98���������Four-  fifths of one per cent ou Real Property.  Three per cent ou Wild Laud.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Persona  Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Income.  January, W. B. ANDERSON,  1S9S. Assessor and Collector  , The miners of the Union Colliery Co.,  were determined the mine manager shouldnot  leave without some testimonial of their re*  gard. A banquet was therefore arranged  in his honor, Wednesday night at the Union  Hotel. It was presided over by Mr. Andrew McKnight who sat at the head of the  centre table. At hia right was Mr. Rossell,  the gnest of the miners, and at the left Mr.  Mathews, Mr. Russell's successor, as mine  manager. Mr Little, superintendent of the  colliery, occupied a seat at the foot of the  table opposite the chairman;        ' -,  A letter addressed   to   Mr.   Short,   who  ' was chairman of the committee^ of arrange-  ments, was then read as follows: ������������������-  -Richard Short, E3q.   , ,   ������-      t  Dear Sir: '-   .,  Your -kind invitation  was delivered to me by Mr. Little, and I  am very'sorry I am aitable to attend, owing  to having my pay books completed for Friday morning. Convey, to the guest'of the  evening my well wishes for his , prosperity  wherever he may go, and that'-' the Great  Ruler of the universe may keep him and his  loved ones under his watchful care, is the  best wish I can give to' him after-an unbroken friendship of close on.ten years.  , , Yours truly? -    ���������'������  J Geo. W. Clinton _  At the close of the feast in which the   ca-  \ terers, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Davis appear .to  have excelled all'former efforts, commenced  the "feast of reason md flow t>i soul." '.The  "* , "i  chairman set the ball'rolling by a* few appro  priate words,' in   which' he   epo_e^ of the  length, of time he had known  Mr.' Russell  and his relations  with  him.    As positive  men   they had   not   always been able   to  agree  about  evervthiug;   nevertheless,    he  believed in Mr. Russell as  an honest man,  who always meant to  do his  duty,   and aa  such he respected him, and trusted wheraver  he went good luck would attend him.  The first toast was���������The Queen, to which  r  Mr. Hamilton was called upon to respond,  a duty which he performed in an eloquent  and pleasant manner. Next followed, The  United States, responded to by Mr. J. Rowan, who after saying a few words called up  on Mr. Thorburn, as an older American,  to further reply which he did most accep-  tably. A song by John Rowan followed.  The company were then requested to fill up  their glasses and drink to the health of "Our  Guest"   Mr. McKnight in a neat speech  c  then presented to Mr.   Russell an t-legant  gold watch, Waltham nickel movement, diamond, setting, in behalf of the misers. U-  pon the inside case was handsomely engraved���������  PRESENTED  To Thos. Russell,Colliery Man- ...  ager bt the employees of the  Union Colliery Co , as a mark  of their esteem on the occasion     y  of his leaving the province.  Union; B. C.. August 10th, 1898.  The chairman also presented to him in behalf of the .minor- for Mrs. Russell, an elegant brooch  Mr. Russell upon rising was visibly affected. He thanked them heartily for their ex-  prc&sions of good will and esteem which he  said he greatly appreciated and sincerely  red prooated. He spoke of his long service  with the Company which he respected and  whose respect ho believed he possessed. In  his dealings with the men he had tried con-  ac.K<utiou:-ly to hold the scales ef justice even  lyi-e-tween the_u aud the compauy. He had  a very warm place in his heart for Union,  and wherever he went he shouid carry that  fee-Hog wilh him, and .-hould fortune bring  any of the in to. the. same place a-hither he  wont, they v,ould be .u.e of a warm  welcome. He thanked them in behalf of  Mrs. Russell as well as for himself for the  handsome presents which they had receiy-  ed and which would ever remind them of  Uuion and their friends there.  Songs followed by Tom Pearse and Hugh  Kelly.  The toast to the U. C. Co. officials bro't  out' appropriate responses from Messers  Matthews, Short, and others.( (Supt.,Little  had beeu called out.) '  Appropriate songs were rendered by Messrs  MeNevin, M. Mitchell, and Allsopp'  Mr. Wm. Mitchell responded in a happy  manner to the toast, The Ladies. Indeed  his appreciation was such that it was felt-  that he seriously contemplated a pleasant  change in his own oondition.  "The Press" was responded to by Mr.  Whitney, who heartily expressed his esteem  for, and regret at the departure-of Mr. Russell. He spoke humorously of the happy  'condition of the press���������a pecular business  which oeverybody understood, and were  always willing to assist..   Indeed the editor  { j t ��������� f  ��������� found capable and" friendly help on every  hand.' There were always a plenty to tell  him just what to say and how to say it, and  he had nothing to do but just follow what  every one said in order to make a perfect  paper. Of course he could net do otherwise  than feel grateful, but it was cometimes a  little difficult to fully express it. There  was one thing he felt' sure they would be  agreed on and that was, it was its duty and  pleasure to record so far as its space would  permit, the good things said there, and for  that purpose he was present with full sym -  pathy with the object of tha occasion���������to  honor the guest, so soon to depart from  their midst. t '   ���������  ,   Then came songs by W. H. Campbell,   R.  ' H. Robertson, Jo&n " Sfcruthers,   and Alex.  Walker.1 .  Mr. arid Mrs. Davis, *" who had so 'gener-  ously catered to to the inward wants of all,  were heartily toasted, followed by a responsive song by Mr. Davis.  Mr. John Rowan, ��������� Mr. McAllan, Mr. Allsopp, and Mr. D. McNiven  as miners spoke feelingly of their pleasant  relations with Mr. Russell. They had  sometimes -done a little kicking, but on the  whole they believed Mr. Russell had always  1  done what he believed was risjht���������the best  he could. It was natural, said one of them,  we should not always feel satisfied; but it  was nat likely any one could do better un.  der the circumstances than Mr. Russell had  done, and doubtless he was generally right.  We all sincerely esteemed him and regret  he is to leave us.  Mr.. Russell briefly and appropriately  respondejL  The sentiments expressed both by the  miners and their late manager did infinite  credit to both.  There was a song by Mr. Richards, and  then "Auld Lang Syne" heartily sung  brought the proceedings of a very enjoyable  occasion to a close.  FOB  YOUR  ���������J  1  ���������Give us a  Trial,   we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  ,     PRICES.  THE NEWS- '  By    Lieutenant-Governor's Action.  Did He try, to Force His  Son into the Cabinet ?  Beaven may not ber able  to Form a Cabinet.  Turner, Semlin and Cot?  ton may be Called on.  Dominion Lines may be \ Drawn  *   in the Legislature!      '..   '  Hostilities Likelj to Cease;  FIGHTING AT SAN JUAN.  New York, Aug. .11.���������A despatch  from San Juan says there was two  hours of fighting before daybreak.  Eight hundred Spaniards attempted to retake the light house which  was guarded by 40 of our. sailors.  The Spaniards were driven back by:  the shells from the Cincinnati;  Our flag is still.on the lighthouse.  Awarded  Highest Honors���������World's Fairy  {sold Medal, Midwinter Fair.  A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE 5T.AHDARK,  THE POLITICAL POT.  Victoria, Aug. 11.���������[Special to the/,*  News;]    The people are   mystified  over   the   action' of  Lieutenant-  Grovernor Mclnnes,   calling   upon  Hon. Mr. Beaven to form a govern-  ',<     '   ,-   >��������� ii  ment before Premier had "resigned.-"  ������������������   ���������    ,    V  One of the many political .rumors.  ,' *     ' <���������' .','',.>  current to-day is that ,an   applica-7 1,  tion has been made to Ottawa^ for.  an Inquiry into the alleged-/action  '  of the Lieutenant-Governor in -en*,  deavoring to induce Hon. Mr. T,ur*.  ner to take his son, W. W. ;B. Mc-,  Innes, into ' the   cabinet.    The Opposition has pledged  itself   not   to  join Mr. Beaven in forming a   cab'  inet, and grave doubts exist  as   to,  whether he will be able to form one.  The whole Province has been stirred up by this action, and it is'  the  talk of the hour.   Hon,  Mr. Beaven has been condemned for   ignor-  ing the Opposition leaders.  1  Victoria, Aug. 11, 4:30 p/>m.'������������������  (Special to the News.) The generr  al opinion heard on the streets  among politicians is, that Turner,  Semlin and Cotton will be called  by the Lieutenant-Governor, and  that a coalition will be formed with  Tnrner, Semlin and Cotton as leaders, and also the Provincial Legislature will be practically divided  on Dominion party lines.  LATEST in POLITICS  Victoria, Aug. 12.���������Hon. Mr. Bea  ven in an interview, says in substance that in the task of forming  a cabinet he has encountered the  hostility of Joe Martin, and is given to;understand he can expect no  aid from Mr. Semlin and his friends  and that the question for consideration is whether lie will appoint  stong, popular men from various  sections, who have not now seats,  have them sworn in and take up  such necessary duties as the situation demands, immediately dissolve the House, and appeal to the  people, or'thank .1 he Lieutenant-  Governor for the co ��������� iidence reposed  in him, and ask to be. relieved of  farther duty in the matter, H-e  says he will probably decide which  courvse to take to-morrow ������������������ S-atur������  day.  -4  il      ".    ^ -���������  f      r  ��������� *:-*-������������������ A'l  rf ���������* Ji L  "i *   *; rt/r.^1  '   '#1  '-���������'I  ��������� -'m  ��������� - --VJ-;  -",     '*!  '-    >>.'**������ I  '41-  *.     -.xl-  - ���������' 'J*. I  v     i  r    ��������� K **  "-*??'  ���������   .fee;  " *'t*(< I  ���������+    T        ������V ', I  1 VtiA  1 '-Vi-*^!  -t        Vw,|  i\   ,      ,   :  (    j. -*   y*- '*  *    A,  '���������'<' '��������� -.  QUICK WITTED PATSY  HOW  HE  SAVED  THE  DAY FOR  SELF AND  HIS  LAWYER.  HiM-  Thonghtlessly Signed an Affidavit "With a  Name Ho Swore Was Not His Own���������But  He Won tho Judge and His Point bj Hia  ���������   "explanation. y  My first case came at Florence. Ala.,  a few months after I was licensed,  writes* Attorney' B. M. Jackson The  sheriff there, Captain W. T.-, White,  now dead, a gallant Confederate soldier  and one of nature's noblemen, met me  on the street and told rue there was a  man confined iii the county jail who  wished to sco me.  I was then 21 years old, but would  readily have passed for 17. The client's  name was Patrick Donovan, but he was  commonly called Patsy Donevan. Going to tho jail, I found a man from 30  to 35 years old, an intelligent, nice  looking, devil may care Irishman.  When I entered, he greeted me with  "Good evening, miss." Pretending not  ��������� to have heard him address me as'"miss"  and assuming much dignity, I told him  I was the lawyer,whom the sheriff had  promised to send him.    For   answer he  exclaimed, "Well, I'll bo d d,'",and  burst out  laughing���������laughing  uproariously.    I was irritated to  a  degree by  this  reception.,   "I   beg pardon, judge,  it's a go.    You .do  look  pretty young,  but  Tom (the  sheriff)  says  yon are a  daisy.    Get  mo  out  of here,  and my  folks, who've got plenty, will pay you  well for your trouble.''  '    He told me his story. He was a skilled mechanic from Keokuk, la., and had  been   employed  by the  government- in  constructing a lock on the Mussel Shoals  canal, near Florence.    He  had shot the  physician  in  charge  of   those  works.  This physician was  a  brother  of  the  United States engineer in control of the.  canal  construction, and  it was evident  that  the  prosecution would  bo bitter,  .; -paring no pains or  expense to secure a  conviction, entailing a long penitentiary  .sentence.    The doctor   and  my  client  '   were both men of  reckless courage and  overbearing   temper,    both   sometimes  looked ' on  the wine when  it was  red,  and both, I inferred, were  striving for  the favor of the same woman.    A clash  between them soon  came.    They had a  savago quarrel at their  boarding house  ., at dinner.   The doctor being armed and  my client  unarmed, tho  latter had to  submit to  unlimited,  abuse  and would  have been shot  but for the interference  of several men who were present.  Soon  after   nightfall  of  the, same  day  my  client went  to  the  doctor's   office and  sleeping room, about a mile distant and  in a secluded  place, and, knocking  ou  the door, was  bidden   by the  doctor to  come in.  Entering, he found the doctor  putting on   a  shirt, and   thus  for   the  moment disabled, and, remarking, "You  had the drop on me  this morning, but  I've got it on you now, " fired, striking  the doctor in. the neck  and   inflicting a  dangerous but not fatal wound.  The case soon came on for trial.  While the defendant's version of the  occurrence as ho had given it to me was  very different from the ono in the foregoing, yet it was so improbable in itself  and so inconsistent with the attendant  circumstances that it looked as if a sentence of ten years was inevitable if the  case was then tried. To gain a postponement an objection was interposed  to the competency of the court on the  ground' that he was related by affinity  to tho prosecutor.- This failed. Next an  earnest effort was > made for a continuance. The state fought this aggressively, thus giving warning of what was to  come, and it, too,-failed.  In sheer desperation I then whispered  to my client, "Your real name is Patrick, not Patsy, isn't it?" The indictment named him Patsy Donevan. Then,  moving to quash the indictment for the  misnomer, I wrote out the defendant's  affidavit in support.. The affidavit stated  that the defendant's name was Patrick  and that he was commonly known and  called by this name and not by the  name of Patsy Donevan. He took the  affidavit and read, or seemed to read, it  carefully and, going to the clerk's desk,  sworo to it and signed it "Patsy Donevan." This, of course, was the way he  usually signed his name, but he never  reflected that to sign it Patsy this time  was to afford the strongest evidence of  the falsity of the affidavit.  Arguing the case without looking at  the affidavit, I didn't see how he had  signed it, but the state attorney had  noticed the signature and in his reply  called the court's attention to it. This  disclosure raised a storm of laughter  and jeering in the courtroom. I was  confounded and at the end of my resources. Not so was Patsy. Realizing  his peril, that tho slip was his own and  that he alone could retrieve it, he spoke  out, not a whit abashed: "I siened it  Patsy out of pure respect for your honor.  L It's not for me to give the lie to your  honor's court papers. Your honor's  ���������ourt paper says I'm Patsy, and I'll sign  it Patsy until your honor gives me leave  to write my own true name."  Tho court sustained the motion from  pure admiration for Patsy. We now  had time to look about us. A few  months later the case was tried, tho  jury failing to agree. The bail bond,  which had been fixed at a high figure,  was then reduced to a reasonable sum.  Ho gave the bond, saying he had "lost  by a nose," but he never returned to  stand another trial, althoueh his bonds  men were promptly reimbursed, and the  writer was generously remembered, receiving, as I now remember, $300. I  have often been curious to know what  became of tho game, rollicking, imperturbable Patsy.���������Memphis Commercial  Appeal.      , ,  A LOVELY  MODEL.  Krs. BoDnaoo Has Sat Some Thousands of  ' Times For Photoa.  Perhaps there is not a woman in this  country or in the world, whether actress, professional . beauty, . queen or  princess, who has been photographed as  many times and in as many different  poses as has Mrs. Domenico JBonnano.  In Mrs. Bonuano's case it was nothing  but a tribute, first, last and all the  time, for in each instance���������sho was photographed only because she was beautiful. Moreover, tho photographer was a  recognized authority on female beauty,  ft past grand master of the art of photography," a magician of lenses.'  He was Napoleon Sarony, Mrs. Bon-  nano's first husband.  When   Sarony established  his photograph gallery in New York, he conceived the idea of  advertising  his business  cby placing in prominent locations samples  of  his Avork.    There were  professional beauties aud handsome actresses  in those days, just as there are in these  days, biit Sarony never found  u,  more  inspiring  subject  than  his  own wife,  and he used to delight to make pictures  of  her in all sorts of  artistic attitudes  and in all  sorts  of  garb  to which her  remarkable figure and charming features  best lent themselves.    So it came about,  that hundreds i_ not thousands of  photographs wore   taken -of  Mrs. Bonnano  befoi'e her first  husband   died.    These  photographs  extend   over  a  period  of  many years, hbowiug Mrs. Bonnano'in  the flush .of youth and up to the maturity of her personal charms.    They make  a remarkable collection  that is highly  prized by members of her family-.    Not  only was  Mrs. Bonnano photographed  often,- but her picture was painted and  sketched   hundreds  of   times.    Sarony  himself  drew her portrait, in  charcoal  or crayon at every opportunity.���������Philadelphia Press.  OLD ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.  Historically It Is Among the Most Inter-  'egting Churches In the Country.  ��������� Historically and in the relics of the  past which it contains few if any  churches in America are more interesting than .old St. John's at Portsmouth,  N. H. The founding of the parish dates  from 1638, but the present edifice is  modern. yIt was built in 1806, and the  good man who -< preached the dedication  sermon described it as a work of stupendous magnitude. It is not, however,  the building which attracts us, but its  belongings. Here we see the old prayer  book, with the prayer for the president  pasted over that for the king; the  "Vinegar" Bible, of which only 40  copies' were printed, and -but five of  which are in the United States. The  bell which calls the parish to prayers is  a capture from Louisburg, and, although  twice recast, once by Paul .Revere, since  its voice was.heard in its foreign home,  it is yet the same old bell. An armchair, which stands "behind the altar  rail was a gift from Queen Caroline,  but is now known as the Washington  chair, having been occupied by the first  president of the United States when he  attended service in the old church.  Admiral Farragut was buried from  St. John's, and the reading table is  made of wood from his flagship. A  strange bit of treasure trove is the  heavy porphyry font taken from an old  church in Portsmouth and captured by  the English from the French, off the  coast of Africa. Every Sunday 12 loaves  of bread are placed upon this font and  distributed to 12 old women, in accordance with the : terms of one Theodore  Eccleston's last will and testament, and  because of a gift by will thechnrch is  still heated by wood fires.���������Nashua (N.  H.) Telegraph.  The Child at the Play.  The 6-year-old son of a newspaper  man occasionally goes to the matinee  with his mother, but the trouble with  him is that he becomes greatly excited  and is apt to express his feelings in  words, to the amusement of the audience, but somewhat to the annoyance  of the actors. At a recent play one of  the actors Avas in the act of choking another whom he suspected of being guilty  of a crime. As the actor went toward  the supposed villain with his hands  outstretched the boy became greatly excited, and as the men clinched the boy  stood up and called out, "Say, let him  alone, he didn't do it." There was a  laugh from the audience and a surprised  look from the stage.  At another time, in a play where a  husband suspected his wife, and she  was pleading to be taken home and  given an opportunity to prove her innocence, the boy eoujd not stand the  woman's pleas and the husband's"cold  reception of her entreaties, and he called  out, "Please, mister, take her back."  The boy has not been taken to the  theater recently.���������Pittsburg Chronicle-  Telegraph.  ���������  for Appearance's Sake.  She���������Give you a latch key? Never 1  He���������But, wifey, just think how the  fellows will make fun of me and abuse  you.  She    (reflecting)���������Y'es,     that's    so.  Well, you can have this room key, and  then you can tell them you took  it  by  mistake for the house kei\-  BEGGING EASIERTHAN WORK  At Least That's Why One Man Sold Out a  Street Stand.  I,once got a rather curious confession  from a professional beggar, which if  true; and I believe it was, opened my  eyes to the reckless ways in which  American beggars are made. ' "I had  been keeping a sidewalk stand for  years," said be. "I worked hard and  earned from. $3 to $4 a week. On that I  lived. Ono night when I started to go-  'home by the Mission street cars I found  ' that my pocket had been picked. It was  too far to walk, so I decided to borrow  . a nickel. The first man to whom I told  my story gave me a quarter without  'hesitation. All the way home I thought  it over. A quarter was as much as I  made clear at my stand many a day. It  all ended by my selling out and going  to begging, always telling my first  story. 1 havo done, pretty well since  then and like the business."   ',  One day I met him in Union,-square.  "Plow's business?"' I asked. Ho waa  leaning against a tree, deeply intent on  some figures in a book. He slipped the  ' book into his pocket and began to whine.  "^Nevermind your regular story, " I  said,. "I know it. Answer my question  like a man, and you may add" a dollar  to your bank account."  After a little preliminary skirmishing he waxed confidential. ,  "I mako it a rule," he said, "never  to walk less than 100 blocks each day.  It is a very poor block that doesn't average 2>������ cents. Two blocks will more  of ten net me 10 cents." He consulted  the book. ��������� "Yes, the average of the last  six months is $5 a day���������that is, just 6  cents, a block. I have been on this beat  nearly a year now, and I have my regular'customers. Excuse me a minute. "  . He passed through the fog to the other,  side of .the street and touched his hat  to an elderly acquaintance of mine who  was coming down tho broad steps of  the Pacific Union club. In a moment he  returned with a bright new quarter in  his hand.  "-I told him my wife was bettor today," he said, smiling pleasantly, "and  that she prayed for him night and day.  Well;-so long! Your dollar passes the  limit today���������and business is over."  Can you blame him? Five dollars a  day is the wages of a first class mechanic. . Why should not begging becomo a  profession when people are such easy  game?���������Overland Monthly.  AN INDIAN MOTllKJ,  THE  Disraeli's Manner.  I have no doubt Disraeli loses friends  by his apparent insouciance and the  method . in- which he walks to his place  ���������rwithout looking at anybody���������but 1  surmise from my own*experienco that it  arises from nearsightedness. I perceive  that he cannot tell what o'clock it is  without using his glass, aud somebody  told me lately that he saw him hailing  a police van,' mistaking it for an omnibus. His face is often haggard and his  air weary and disappointed, 'but ho has  the brow and eyes of a poet, which are  always pleasant to look upon.  He generally says the right thing at  the right minute and in the right way,  and he is lustily cheered, but sitting.  among the opposition I have abundant  reason to note that he is not completely  trusted. It is said that young Stanley  and other youngsters of his class believe  in him and that the man who is so taciturn in parliament is a charming companion among his familiars and is a  gracious and genial host. Some of his  postprandial mots steal out and, I should  think, make fatal enemies. Somebody  asked him lately if Lord Robert M. wag  not a stupid ass. "No, no, " said Benjamin, "not at all; he is a clever ass."-���������  "My Life In Two Hemispheres," Sir  Charles Gavan Duffy.  A Picture of Zola.  This is how Zola is described by  Stuart Henry in "Hours With Famous  Parisians:" A business man, no emotion, no', ideals, no imagination, ug  poetry, in his personal intercourse. He  does not try to win or entertain you.  Ho takes no personal interest in you  and does- not expect you to take any  personal interest in him. He talks  frankly and freely about everything,  but in a secular way. He makes life  seem to you merely a commercial career.  Fiction .for him is editions of 100,000  francs a year. His magisterial and magnificent panoramas of descriptions, un-  cqualed for their kind, are all measured  off in his mind as so many rods of printed matter at so much a rod. No personal  magnetism, no sentiment, no perfume,  no rose colors. Lifo has been for him a  blunt, rudo, brutish thing. He has conquered merely because he has worked  harder than any one else. With him  naturalistic literature succeeds only by  the sweat of the brow. What loins of  strength nevertheless! What Titanic  capacities to achieve! He towers over  all his Parisian contemporaries, as Victor Hugo towered over his epoch.  STORY  OF  A   LONE WOM.'.N   C  A   DESERTED   ISLAND.-  An Arbitrary Fee.  Victo-r Smith tells this story in the  New York Press: "My father was an  old time lawyer. He tried a little case  for his bootmaker and entered on the  books a charge of ������15, the price of anew  pair of boots. When the latter was delivered, the accompanying bill was $30.  A man of any other profession would  have taken offense at the apparent effort  to "do" him, but the lawyer smilingly  raised his fee. to $45, and Mr. Smart  Aleck Bootmaker had to pay. That was  an arbitrary fee. Doctors sometimes enjoy the privileges of it."  Vnmped Into the Ocean and Swam A short  to Find Her Babe���������Failing to Kecorei  the Child, Sh������ Lived Alono on the I������lanc!  Por .eighteen Years.  Off the coast of .southern California  lie the Santa Barbara islands. They  look-' very near the mainland on the  map, as if it would only, bo a pleasant  afternoon's work to explore them in a  rowboat, but in fact they are far enough  away from the homes and haunts of  men to have been the scene of a history  stranger, lonelier and more pitiful than  the one De Foe "made up" about Rob-  ���������inson Crusoe. ���������  Theso islands have been long uninhabited, visited only by grazers who  keep sheep on somo and by trappers after otter nnd seal. But Indians used to  make their home on the largor islands,  and it was when the last of the tribe  were being removed to ,tho mainland  that an accident occurred which caused  a woman to spend on San Nicholas 18  years utterly alone.  In 1S35 Spanish missionaries were  busy in southern California civilizing,  teaching and converting tho Indians���������,  not such degraded beings as aro now to  be seen on the' western coast, but a  skillful people who, learned well how to  build and farm.' The fathers-had done  much with tho coast Indians and now  turned their eyes to the little tribes . on  the rocky, islands out at sea. They made,  arrangements to bring them - one after  another to the mainland. Tho Indians  seem to have come willingly, but in one'  case the embarkation was effected .with  much difficulty on account of a storm.  A schooner under the command of a  Captain Williams had gone to San  Nicholas���������San Nicholas lios ?0' miles  out at sea���������to bring away the Indians,  about 20 of them, who lived there. A  tempest fell upon the island as the  schooner drew near, and to ���������' land was  very difficult. All was wild hurry and  confusion. The vessel was, in danger,  and the Indians wore making a "flitting" for life. So it was not remarkable  that as they wTere putting out to sea  one young mother should find her child  had been left behind. She thought it  had been brought aboard by a sailor. ,  When she "discovered the truth,,sho  was'frantic.' She prayed the captain to  turn back, but- he said the storm was  too dangerous; they might all be, shipwrecked and1 drowned. The poor'girl  grew desperate, and she did what .many  a mother would be driven to do in like  .case���������jumped overboard.  She could swim, and the last that  was seen of her she was striking out  bravely, making hercway back to her  deserted home and her bab}*. > But only  a moment was sho visible.  No attempt was made to rescue her.  The schooner landed its oxiles at San  Pedro. At that time vessels were very  few on the coast, and the schooner wa������i  engaged for two trips, which, it was  considered, must be made before she  could return to look up the lost woman.  On tho latter of these trips she was  wrecked, and there was nothing bigger  than canoes and fishing boats left on all  tho lower coast. Seventy miles in an  open boat no man cared to undertake.  Some said both woman and child must  by this time bo dead, somo that the  mother never could have reached shore.  Father Gonzalos, however, was one person who was not satisfied, but 15 years  passed beforo he could" get anything  done.  The details of the searches made cannot be given here, buc Thomas Jeffries,  a man who for $200 ruado the first effort,  did not find her. But he found so many  seals and otters that other schooners  made several trips there in the next few  years, carrying hunters and bringing  home spoils. At last on one of these expeditions a Captain Nidiver found ' the  print of naked human foot in the sand.  "There,"he said, "has passed the  lost woman." And he vowed he would  not leave till he found her. He and his  men now raked the island as with a  comb. . , ���������  >  Soon they came on an unfinished dress  of birds' breasts, a..beautiful thing.of  wonderful workmanship. It was in a  basket of rushes hanging in a tree. Near  a spring dried. .fishl.and blubber wero  hidden in the rocks. At -last Nidiver  himself saw the woman, wearing a  dress, low necked and sleeveloss, like  the one in the basket. When she saw  him, ehe first started to. run, then stop-  pod and met him with friendliness.  ' No one could talk to S������.r, but with  the most touching hospitality she set  about getting a meal for him arid his  men. Sho had various little neat pens  and shelters in different places.  The saddest thing is yet to be told.  When they took her to the ma-inland,  many Indians were brought to her, and  she scanned each face eagerly, but no  one who could even talk to her was ever  found. Her little tribe was scattered  and absorbed among.other"mission Indians" as raindrops are lost in the sea.  She was treated v..*ith all tenderness  by Captain Nidiver's Spanish wife,  who kept her and would not alrsw her  to be made a show of, bat when no human soul could be found who knew even  her tongue she began to droop.  She loved Mrs. Nidiver's children devotedly ?.nd would tell over and over  by signs how she had looked aud looked  for ker baby and never found it.  The lady, came to love her much, and  when she grew weak she sent.for seal's  meat to try to tempt her appetite with  the food she was used to. The sick woman patted her hands for "Thank you,"  but -he would not eat. Soon she died. ',  Her beautiful feather gowns were  ' sent to the pope. . The Nidiver family  still keep some of her water tight baskets, several of hor bone needles are  treasured by a lady in San Francisco,  and the grave of thiB pathetic, wonderful heroine is still pointed out by tho  priests in Santa Barbara. ��������� Youth's  Companion.  Time Is Also Cruel.  Mrs. Biffkin was dissolved in tears.  "You have changed," she sobbed;  "you have changed most cruelly. You  love me no more. You no longer sit  with your arm encircling my waist, as  was your custom before we were married." ������������������ -  "Good heavens, Antoinette!" ex-'  claimed Mr. Biffkin. "You should have  married an india rubber man."  Alas! It was but too true. Mrs. Biffkin had also changed.���������London' Tit-  Bits.      '        '  '      -  Cultured Instincts.  ���������'Our cook is so refined 1"  "Is she?", . ���������    .'  '' Yes. She has never broken anything.  but  our  most  expensive  and    artistic  china."���������Detroit Free Press. -       , ,     ,  The humming bird, in protecting  its.  nest, always flies at and, pecks tho eyes  of its adversary. Crows have been found  totally blind from the humming   bird's  bill.  ���������;      ''���������. ������������������ ������������������ -���������.,��������� ,  SOMETHING JUST AS GOOD.  How a Bilious Alan Qa**������ TJp His Two Cups  of Breakfast Coffee.   " '  An east end .man was advised some  lime ago not to drink coffee. His doctor  told him it helped to make hia liver torpid and his liver was doing its best to  render life miserable for himself and all  the rest of the'family. " ���������>"    -  But, no, he couldn't give up hia  two  cups  atr,breakfast  time.    He couldn't  make the sacrifice., Nothing could take  Ihe  place, of  the  delicious  Java-and-  Mocha  mixed  that  he  had learned to  love. '        ('   ���������        ,  One day his wife suggested in a mild  way that ho might be just as well satisfied with one of the brands of imitation, coffeo. He almost frothed at the,  mouth.     ',  "That, infernal stuff!" he cried.  "Not much. The very first gulp would  settle me. I'd like to see anybody try to  fool me with a counterfeit of that sort."  He didn't notice that his wife.quietly  smiled.    But, strange to'say, from that  time  on  he  grew   better., His bilious  tendency was greatly lessened.   He felt,  like a new man.  One day be mct'the doctor.  "Hello, doc!" he cried. "I'm .getting  better in spite of you. "  "Given up coffee, have you?" q*__ried  the smiling doctor.  "Given up coffee? Not much. Coffee's  all right."  A few weeks later he met tho man  from whom he orders his groceries.  grocer.  'How  'I'm  'you  been  "Hello!"  quoth   tho  well you aro^ooking!"  "Yes,"said the convalescent,  feeling a great deal bettor."  "By tho way," said the grocer,  seem to like that substitute I've  ���������ending you."  "What substitute?"  "Why/ that  substitute  for coffee."  And he named one of the numerous im  itations of the fragrant berry.  "Never had a cup of it in the house,"  said the bilious man emphatically.  "That's funny," said tho grocor. "I  haven't sold your folks a pound of genuine coffee in the last three months."  Tho bilious man didn't say anything  further, but his thoughts were busy.  The next morning he*looked at his cup  a little suspiciously, but he drank it  without a tremor. Perhaps he fancied  he detected tho difference; perhaps not.  Anyway, his wife still fondly imagines  h'e*- doesn't know of the deception.���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  EARLY ARITHMETICS.  Struggles of  tho   PUg-rlm   Children   With  One of the --It's."  Next to penmanship the colonial  school and schoolmaster took firm stand  on "ciphering." "The Bible and Aggers is what I want my boys to know,"  said the old farmer. I have examined  with carea Wingato's Arithmetic which  was used fot over a century in the Wins-  low family in Massachusetts. The first  edition was printed in 1820. It is certainly bewildering to a modern reader.  "Pythagoras���������His Table" is, of course,  our multiplication table. Then comes  "The Rule of Three," "The Double  Golden Rule," "The Rule of Fellowship," "The Rule of False," etc., ending with "a collection of pleasant and  polite questions to exercise all the parts  of vulgar arithmetick."  Wingate's Arithmetic and Hbdder'a  Airthmetio were succeeded by Pike's  Arithmetic. This had 363 rules to  be committed to memory, and not an  explanation was given of one of them.  It is the most barren schoolbook I  have ever read. These printed arithmetics were not in common use. Nearly all teachers had manuscript "sum  books," from which tho scholars copied  page after page of "sums," too often  without any explanation of the process,  though there were also many and long  rules, which helped the penmanship if  they did not the mathomatics.���������Chau-  tauquan. ifi
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Why lieutenant Prince Has Such a Fine
Collection of ' Scarfpins���ICach One of
Them.   Is   the   Key   to   a   Romance���A
' Warning to All Young Men.
' Lieutenant Oscar Prince is rapidly
teaching the age when his friends will
.top asking him the question, "Why,
don't you get married?" and substitute
for it, "How did it happen, old man,
that you never married?" Lieutenant
��� Prince is as acceptable as the ' average
man, and he has no antimatrimonial
views. He is, however, a victim of weddings, and therein lies the explanation
of his failure to marry. < One of the finest collections of scarfpins in this city
. may be found in his bachelor apartments,' but no wife.    . ������
"My collection of scarfpins -was be:
gun about ton years ago," he said, "and
each one represents a scar more cr less
serious. They have simply m__e a pincushion  of my' heart. ' My case, I am
"sure, is an .unusual one, and I am willing to discuss it, that it may serve aa a
warning to young men.   Let me  start
with the assertion that I believe in the
' noble  institution  of  marriage, and  it
was probably my advocacy of it while
I was at West Point that suggested to'
a' classmate���Brown���to write  me to
^act as his best man when he got mar-
_,   ried.   Let- me, see.    The date ' on  that
pearl pin  is  1S87, isn't it?   Yes,   that
was Brown's little token. Brown had a
'fine wedding, and  as I bad been stationed west at a God forsaken post since
leaving  the  Point  it was my first opportunity > to get at  short range with
eastern  girls.   There are , no girls like
, them, my rboy, and don't make any. mistake about that.   ,
��� "Brown was married in Newport,
' .and wo did have a good time. Let mo
look at that pin again. Yes, Ethel was
her name. You see, I have it tagged on
the pin. Ethel was a. mighty fine girl
.���tall," good swing and a high stepper.
I We hit, it off  togethor in fine shape.
- Who was Ethel? Why, in this case, Bhe
- !was the maid of  honor.    We bad a de-
" 'lightful week at Newport, and when I
��� went back to my post I had Ethel's per-
>  mission   to write  to  her.    I heard" the
other day  that  her oldest ^hopeful was
- ;the star boy in a kindergarten.,v
Lieutenant Prince  puffed   his   pipe
<,hard for two minutes.  ,.
I    "Ethel  waB,   all_ .things  considered,'
about as nice as any of them. We might
���have been very happy together, but for
,   Jones' wedding.   I think it was Jones.
�����Tust(haud mo'that little clover leaf pin,
will you?.  Yes, it was Jones.    Here  is
'the date,' ISS'8, and tagged to the pin is
Maud's  name.    You don't understand.
���No,' of ,course  not.    You.haven't acted
ns best man or usher in 40 weddings.  I
thought & lot  about Ethel while on the
railroad train that took mo   to  Boston;
where Jones married, and   there* I met
Maud. There is something very demcral-
, izing about the  associations of  a wocl-
,ding party if  a chap is at  all suscepli-
.blo.  The girls all rejoice with the bride,
aud   they aro  all  in   their best frocks.
Somehow you begin  to speculate about
yourself, you  know, and .wonder   how
you would appear  as  the   bridegroom
with ono  of   tho   bridesmaids as bride
Maud was  different  from  Ethel, moro
vivacious, and  theii   she was short and
Ethel was  tall.    On   the night of  tho
wedding I asked Maud if I might write
to her.  Dear Maud! I wonder what has
become of her.    I sent back all  of  her
letters a?;d her photograph -just a short
time after Adams got married.   That is
tho pin in  the  cushion���tho  one with
the small diamond in tho center.  Adams
was married threo months  after Jones,
and I was an usher.  Those threo months
wero happy ones, and I shall always remember Maud. I had been sent east just
before  Adams  was   married,   and   ho
wanted mo to bo  usher  because, as  ho
put it, I  had   been in tho game before.
MRry was her name at Adams' wedding.
, .That doesn't describe   her "at  all.    No
���URine-could.   She was just as attractive
���as Ethel and Maud, but different.    Wo
���discussed   very   serious   matters,    did
Mary'and .I,- aud I knew that she was a
girl who would mako a sensible, thinking man happy for life.
"It was a discussion of telepathy that
made mo forget Waud, that is a discussion and a subsequent attempt to experiment.    Mary didn't  ask  for her letters
back after Rogers' wedding.  I told Sal-
Jy���sho was one of the bridesmaids, and
a  very jolly  southern   girl���all   about
Mary, and she said she didn't mind.   I
came very near  proposing to Sally, but
by this time I had become a professional
as am usher and best man,and since Sally there havo been   by actual  count  33
other  girls, any   one   of  whurn   might
have made me happy.  I felt after meeting   each   ono  of   them that if 1 could
only keep away from weddings my happiness might be assured.  I could marry
the last girl���that is, of  course, if   she
would havo me, and they were all very
sympathetic���and feel that I was lucky.
was the only one In.the world lor me, l
haven't the nerve to propose. !11 am a
victim of circumstances. Now all of my
friends are married and I am not likely
to march again to that familiar old
music I have the finest collection of
scarfpins in this city, but I am still a
bachelor. Let my examples be a warning to'all young men.''���New York Sun.
A.  Man   Might  Possibly  -.ive  to  Be Ono
Hundred and Twenty-five "1'ears Old.    ;
In tho average statistics of human life
it has been found that women live longer than men. The reason for that appears to be simple.
-. Up to tho age of 20 to 35 tho man is
'undoubtedly younger and loss developed than the woman; but in the next 20
or 30 years of his lifo tho man ages
much moro rapidly, because apart from
tho strain and hardship of a profession,
tho exposure to unhcalthful climates,
the disappointments of fortune, ho often leads a life of dissipation and excess 'Which early puts its stamp upon
his forehead and turns his hair gray before its time. Tho woman, on tho other
hand, who has often more than her
share of anxieties, has, apart from tho
many accidents of life, ,but one serious
uud inevitable danger, that of the perpetuation 'of "her race, which, safely
passed, renovates rather than ages and,
increases a woman's chance of longevity!    ' - ��� '
From the few facts that I have ventured to put together we may deduce, I
think, the following conclusions, which,
I trust, may be found of some interest
by those who desire to have a general
view'of the expectation of life, its real
duration and the possible causes of its
length and brevity. '
First.���That, according to the best
authorities of the last century, the extreme limit of life might be 125 years
under extraordinary, and almost abnormal circumstances.
Second.���That the anticipation of life
is  roughly fivo times the time that the
organs  of  the   body���not counting the
brain, which develops later���require to
attain their full and absolute maturity.
This, of course, varies not only in races,
but  in   individuals,   some   developing
'early and some much later, eveu in the
lsamp. climato and in the same family.
' Third.���That rarely, if' .ever, is that
full  duration  achieved, owing, to  disease,   food, heredity,   bad habits, wear
and tear aud many other causes which ^
shorten life. '
"Fourth. ��� The slower the development
tho longer may be tho duration of lifo.
Fifth.���That all human beings are
' not born with the capacity for long .'life'
even under the most favorable circumstances. As tho organism of tho human
being is more complex than that of the
lower animals, so his anticipation of
life is far moro variable..
Sixth. ��� That those ' circumstances
which conduce to longevity aro undoubtedly late development, frugal habits, moderation, exemption from vicissitudes of climate and extreme of heat or
cold, from mental worry and agitation,
temperature in eating and drinking,
with a fair amount of brain work when
the brain is ready to undertako it.
We have all heard tho well worn axiom attributed to the Psalmist that the
"days of man are threescore and ten,"
but in Genesis vi, 3, will bo found the
following passage, "Yet his days shall
be an hundred and twenty years."
This passage seems to have been overlooked, as I havo rarely seen it quoted,
although curiously enough it exactly
corresponds to tho theory that man
should attain five times the period of
reaching his maturity.���Nineteenth
I couldn't dodge the weddings,
"All  my friends  are   married  now,
and I have assisted in each case.   It got
60  that while  I  was at work I  would
unconsciously begin   to whistle a wed
ding march.   Walking in time to it made.
me slow on parade.    I couldn't keep up"
with my company.   I have, I am glad to
say, dona :.-jy duty by my frietads, but it
has ruined mo sentimentally.    When  I
look at that collection of scarfpins, e:vch
one labeledwith the name of a girl who
Tho Disfifi-urintj ""Male�� Up."
So long as wo indulge in the barbarism of footlights some strengthening of
the points of the face may be needful.
It is indeed an excellent thing when
deftly done and tho material causes of
the effect entirely hidden, as they should
(be. Tho clarity of a whiter tint to the
general tone of the -skin,'-the-illumination-{of. eye and teeth by emphasizing
the browandlashesand lips, the heightening of the color���all these things can
be so done as to disguise the means by
which they are done. What is the.
method actually pursued? Whito is laid
all over face and"shoulders in thick
washes, like a Pierrot's mask, masses
of black pomade load the eyebrows and
eyelashes, great gobs of red aro put upon
the ear lobes, arid on and around tho
lips like a snapdragon, deep pink in and
below, tho nostrils and on the eyelids
and masses of black or purplo beneath
the eyes, projecting to the temples in
All these things are- perfectly visible
to a large part of the audience and  are
disfiguring even at a distance.  With an
opera glass they are shocking.'  The objects which  are  obtained are the goggling of the eyes, which can be thrown
about with the  intensity of  a darky's,
and the . display  of  the ivories, which
produce a similar effect to his. For passion  to  show itself in   such plastered
faces, ��� for wayis of  emotion  to spread
over.them  and  for  any  refinement of
feeling to communicate itself to the audience, are as impossible as it would   be
to expect these things from the painted
canvas.  They cannot cry, of course, nor
touch, nor.be touched, without disaster.
Ellen Terry played   a disfiguring scene
here one night, with the water streaming from an eye into which her  loaded
eyelashes had discharged themselves.���
Time and the Hour.
Once more, once more, my Alary, dear,
I Hit by that lone stream
Where first -within, thy timid ear
I breathed love's burning dream.
Tfco birds we loved still tell their tale
Of music on'each spray,
And still the wild rose decks the Tale,
But thou art far away.
In vain thy vanished form I seek
By wood and stream and dell,
And tears of anguish bathe my cheek
Whero tears of rapture fell,
And yet beneath these wild wood bowen
De���r\thoughts my soul employ,,
For in tlie memories of past hours
There is a mournful joy.
Upon the air thy gentle word-
Around mo seem to thrill,
Liko sounds upon tho wind harp's chord*
When all the winds are-still,
Or liko tho low and soullike swell
Of that wild spirit tone
Which haunts tho hollow of the bell
When its sad chime is done
I seem to hear thee speak my name
In sweet, low murmurs now.
I eooin to feel thy breath of flame
Upon my cheek and brow.
On my cold lips I feel thy kiss,
Thy heart to mine is laid���
Alas that such a dream of blisa
Liko other dreams, must fade I
How  a Woman   Helped  Whitney to Perfect His Great Invention.
"Recollections' of Washington and
His Friends" is contributed to Tho Cen-
tuiy by Martha Littlofield Phillips.
They were taken down from the lips of
the author's grandmother, who was tho
youngest daughter of General Nathan-
ael Greene. The following is one of tho
"During my life atr Dungeness a cir-
sumstance occurred there of some historic and scientific interest .and in regard to which much erroneous statement has been made. 1 refor to the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney and- my mother's connection with
it. The facts, briefly stated, were about
as follows: Whilo spending the previous summer at Newport, R. I., my,
mother became acquainted with Mr.
Whitney and grew much interested' in
the outcome.of the experiments he was
then making in.the interest of his projected gin. To assist in his enterprise,
my mother invited him to spend tho
following winter at Dungeness, whore
an abundance of cotton and quiet could
be .assured. c Mr. Whitney accordingly
came to Dungeness, and diligently pursued his experiments, a' room in tho
fifth story having r been specially fitted
for his use as an inventor. One morning he descended headlong into the
drawing room,' where a number* of
guests -were assembled and excitedly
��� exclaimed, 'The victory, is mine!' In
deep, sympathy with' him the guests
and hostess went with him to his workshop. Whitney set his model in motion.,
For a few moments the miniature saws
revolved without hindrance and the
separation of the seed from the , cotton
wool was - successfully accomplish, but
after a little tho saws clogged with lint,
the wheel stopped, and poor Whitney
was in despair.
" 'Here's what you need,' exclaimed
my mother in her clear, decisive way,
and she instantly seized a clothesbrush
lying on the mantel and held it firmly
to the teeth of the saws. Again the
drum revolved, and instantly tho saws
were cleaned of, the lint, and the last
requirement of the great invention was
"'Madam,' said Whitney, overcome
with omotion and speaking with tho
exaggeration of gratitude, 'you have
perfected my invention!' "
Morals and Sex.
Whatever the Turveydrops -of tho
moral world may have to say about tho
necessity for elevating moral deportment on tho part of "woomau, bewitching wooman," I have never been ablo to
see any indubitable intent in naturo herself toward binding them over to any
higher moral standards than she does
men. Both men and women seem to me
to be compounded of the Fame averago
morality, though with certain unlike
manifestations, largely the result of circumstances and opportunities.'"''.
I see no special' cause for believing
that the average woman . under like
temptation would do very differently
from tho average man���a belief which
is not lessened by Bishop Potter's recent accusation before the women's
auxiliary of tho Civil Service Reform
association that they put their relatives
into office whenever they get the chance,
"without any evidence that they aro fitted to fill tho places they applied for."
Possibly wcrneii wero intended by their
Creator to stand for the reformatory interests of life, but I think there is not
as yet sufficient evidence thereto, either
in the nature of things or of women, to
warrant any special abrogation of other
distinct and more familiar duties in favor of interests mainly moral..���rHelen
Watterson Moody in Scri oner's.
Slow wanes the day, and the eve gathers slowly,
Trailing her mists o'er yon red htten bar.   '
Par in the west, through tho night watches
Lonely and steadfast tho torch, of a star
Grlcam- as a beacon light lender and holy,
Guiding my soul to fair Melicent llarr.
Out of the dew and the darkness of even,
Ti ailing her robe'o'or yon luminous bar,
Fair as a dream of the tainted of heaven,
Sweet in her innocence, Miiihng afar.
Beams my lend spiiit love, sainted of heaven,
Sweetest of singers, fair Melicent M:;rr.
Angel of song, lo! the night falleth r.shen.
Sing to me, bring to mo o'er the veiled bar
Pagans of peaco for the night of my passion,
Pu-ans of hope from the. dayspring afar.
Led by the clew of thy _ong and love's, passion,
I shall attain to thee, Melicent Man*.
���Winwood.Waitt m National Magazine.
To these terms Koo and bis men
agreed without argument. , They declared they would retire from the buccaneering business and that nothing
would suit them better than to return
to the ways of civilization and virtue.
i'here was a ship about to depart for
���Spain, and on this the governor gave
Roc and his men free passage to the
other side of the ocean. There is no
doubt that our buccane^is would have
much preferred to 1 fve been put on
board the French vessel, but Roe made
no suggestion oi the kind, knowing how
astonished the French captain would be
if the governor were to communicate
with him on the subject. (
* ���
A. CleTer  Pirate Who Won  Freedom For
,   Himself and His Companion, by Forcing:
a "Letter  and   Flaying:  on   Hi*   Captor's
-   Fears.
Mr. Frank R. Stockton, telling S,t.
Nicholas readers a bout "The Buccaneers
of Our Coast," describes the clever escape of Roc, the Brazilian, a famous
pirate, from captivity among the Spanish at Campeachy. Mr. Stockton says:
, When he was coming into the bay,
Roc had noticed a large French vessel'
ihat was lying at some distance from
the town, and ho wrote his lettef.asif,
it had. come from the captain of this
���hip. In the character of this French
captain he addressed his letter to the
governor of the town, and in it he stated
that he had understood that certain
companions of the coast, for whom he
bad great sympathy���for, the, French
and the buccaneers were" always good
friends���had. been captured by the governor,' who, he heard, had threatened to
execute them.
The French captain, by the hand of
Roc, went on to say that if harm should
come to these brave men, who had been
taken and imprisoned when they were
doing no harm to-anybody, he would
swear, in his most solemn> manner, that
never for the rest of his life would he
give quarter to any Spaniard who might
fall into his hands, and he moreover
threatened that any kind of vengeance
which should become' possible for the
buccaneers and French united to inflict
upon the Spanish ' ships, or upon r the
town of Campeachy, should be taken as
Eoon as possible after he should hear of
any injury that might be inflicted upon.
tbe unfortunate men who were then
lying imprisoned in.the fortress.
When the slave came ba'ok to Roc,
the letter was -given to him with very
particular directions as to what ho was
to do with it.' He was to disguise himself as much as possible, so that he
should not be recognized by the people
of the place, and then in the night he
was to make his way out of the town,
and early in the morning was to return
as if ho had been walking along the
shore of the harbor, when he was to
state that he had been put on shore from
the French vessel iin the offing with a
letter which he .was ordered to present
to the governoi*.
Tlie slave performed his part of the
business very well. The next day, wet
and bedraggled from making his way
through the weeds and mud of the
coast, he presented himself at the fortress- with his letter, and when ho was
allowed to take it to tho governor no
one suspected that he was a person employed about the place. Having fulfilled
his mission, he departed, and when seen
again he was the same servant whose
business it was to carry food to the prisoners.
Tho governor read the letter with a
disquieted mind. He knew that the
French ship which was lying outside
the harbor was a powerful vessel, and
he did not like French ships anyway.
The town had once been taken and very
badly treated by a little fleet of French
and English buccaneers, and he was
very anxious that nothing of tho kind
should happen again.
Thero was no effective Spanish force
in the harbor at that time, and he did
not know how many buccaneering vessels might be able to gather together in
the bay if it should beconio known that
the great pirate Roo had been put to
death in Campeachy.
It was unusual for a prisoner to have
powerful friends so near by, aud the
governor took Roc's case into most earnest consideration. A few hours' reflection was sufficient to convince Jiim that
it would   bo very unsafe  to   take  risks
He Told Xbein.
At a general election in Victoria a
candidate who was making a speech ox-
claimed, "What is it that has made
England what she is���mighty, revered,
feared and respected?" And every ono
was trying to think, when-a voice with,
a rich, sonorous brogue in the back part
of the hall answered, "Ciirleand."  ,
Why   the   Scientist Appreciates   It   More
Than the Housewife. '
The-bane of the ideal  housekeeper's ,
life is dust, and yet this seemingly insignificant, exasperating   dust has been
a   study  of  scientists  for   a   century.
"When  a, beam  of, sunlight enters a
darkened room,*it can be seen along its-.,
whole course," says one writer.    "The
light is reflected to every side and made '   .
to reach the eye by the dust  in the air
of the room.    We do not  see  the  sunbeam, but'the dust which  is, illumined
by it.   A's unimportant  as this curious "'
stuff seenis, it plays a conspicuous part
in nature.' It is what makes'the sky ap- *
��� pear blue, and when -we look at the sky.
we see the dust illuminated by the sun.
,Light goes through all  the .gases���tho"
dust catches  it,,reflects, it'in every di- -
rection, ,and so causes the whole atmosphere to appear  clear, in the same way ��� *v
that  it makes  the  sunbeam visible in
the dark room. ,    ,-  > .,  ���"
,    "Without   this   strange,    wonderful
dust, there would  be no  blue sky.   'It
would be as dark or darker than on moon- -    -
less nights. 'The glowing disk of the sun '
would  stand  immediately against; the  ���  '
black background, tkusproduciug blind-'
ing light where the sun's rays- fall and   - ���
deep'black shadows where .they do not.,)..' .
It is to dust that we owe the moderately <~ ���
tempered daylight adapted  to our eyes,  ' '
and it'is dust  that  contributes   to ;the'.\".'
beauty of  the scenery/' The finest^dust ' ^
gives the blue tono to the sky, while the :?' ���
coarser kind produces an  almost black
appearance.' ( .   "   '     \~ < . ' "'
"The clouds consist' of  dust and va-   ���
por.   "If there  be only a little dust, all. \
1 the vapor  is  precipitated  upon it, arid    -
so loads the clouds with water that they
sink   in  heavy  drops  to  tho  ground.
Without dust the vapor would penetrate
houses, making  everything mold with
damp.    We should feel   upon going out
that our clothes were becoming saturated and  umbrellas would   be  a  useless   , ,'
protection.    It is hard, indeed, to con-1
ceive how  different  everything would
be if  there were  no dust.    This trivial
common stuff has its considerable part
in the processes ��� of nature, and there is
much of  tbe wonderful and mysterious
concealed in its  filmy particles. "���Detroit Free Press.
A Costly Dish.
"Oh, mamma, do Christians eat
preachers just like .the cannibals do?"
"Why, no. my child. What put that
notion into your head?"
"I heard Mrs. Deekon say this morning that she was going to have her minister for lunch. "���Brooklyn Life.
It Costs Nothing.
Thackeray tells of a lord who never
taw a vacant place on his estate, but he
took an acorn out of his pocket and
dvopped it in. Never loss a chance of
laying a kind word, of doing a kindly
K-.t.  It costs nothing.
with such a dangerous prize as the pirate Roc, and he determined to get--rid
of hin* a3 soon as possible. He felt himself in the position of a man who has
stolen a baby bear and who hears
through the woods the roar of an approaching parent. To throw away the
cub nnd walk off as though he had no
idea there were any bears in that forest
would be tbe inclination of a man so
situated, and to gee rid of a great pirate
without provoking the vengeance of his
friends was the natural inclination of
tho governor.
_vow, Eoc and his men were treated
well and, having been brought before
the governor, wero told that in conso-
quenc3 of their having committed no
overt act cf disorder they would be set
at liberty and shipped to Spain upon
the singlo condition that they would
abandon piracy and agree to become
ouiet citizens.
Eccentric Westerner Who _Ia.s Gained
the Sobriquet.
The people around the little mountain
town, says the Yakima (Wash.) Herald,
called him "Old Comparison," and 1
knew in a general way why the sobriquet
had been given him, but I did not, during
my mouth's stay, have an opportunity
to test it, though I had a speaking acquaintance with him. One day I was
passing his houso and he was sitting on
the steps of the little vine clad porch
in front.
"Good morning," I said. "It's a
lovely day.''
,  "Finer.'n silk," he responded.
"How are you this morning?"
"F__skier'n a colt."
"How's your wife?"
"Pearter'n a pullet."
"The weather is very hot and dry for
this season, don't you think?"
"Hotter'n a run horse and drier'n a
clean shirt."
"I suppose you went  to tho wedding
last  night in  tho  meeting house?   A
pretty bride, I thought."
"Pnrtif-r'n a speckled dog."
"Tho young man is very rich, I hear."
"Richer'u fertilizer a foot thick."
"By the way, aro you willing to sell
me those saw logs Brown couldn't take
off your hands?"
"Williner'n a girl to get spliced."
"When can.I see them?'
"Quicker'n  a  lamb can   shake   his
��� And the old man grabbed his hat ;md
stick and led tho way to tho river, offering no remark, but answering all questions as usual.
An English newspaper, in an article
on the Siamese army, says: "In one re
epect the Siamese' army is superior to
every other, and that is in its elephant
corps. Eight hundred of these animals,
*vhich are stronger, though- smalle-r,
than those of India, are organized into
a special corps, commanded by a retired
Anglo-Indian officer, and their heads,
trunks and other vulnerable parts are
protected against bullets by india rubber armor."
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An inquest was held on Wednesday, when the jury returned a verdict of "accidental death."  LOCAL BRIEFS.  Mias Heard ia back from a trip to Nanaimo  Mibs Nickc-rson roturned on   Wednesday.  Mr. Pricafc, surveyor, returned to  Nanaimo yesterday.  A little daughter is a  guest of Mr. and  Mrs. L. C. Macdouald.  The friends of Mr. T. D.   McLean will be  glad telearix that he is icrpro/ing.  Mra Kinney   will   leave next Friday for  two months visit in the east,  Mrs. Combs made a short trip  to  Nanaimo, returning on this week's steamer,  An excursion from  Wellington  to  Cum-  bcrl-iri'l is -irmounced for thc 20th inst.  Minn Dalby, teacher  at  Union Bay,   returned from her vacation   trip   Wednesday.  Mrs. Freeman,   Mr.*.   Geo.   Ciiuton,   and  Mr. .-:������:.!-.   Mrs.   Syooncr,"   loft   on   Friday  M���������*.<.:i;tr--te AI.Tranrt, wife,  and  Miss Len-   I  ra art; t-'-kicy a -.vc.k'f- outiug at Ojr;iter river  I  TO BE HELD AT THE...  TENAY..  In addition to the usual attractions*, a  Committee has been appointed to arrange for  Sports.  The Union and  Cumberland school,  <oyr-  ing to the excessive heat, will not open on  ; Monday.  Mr. A. Dick, mine inspector, who was np  in attendance upon the inquest,   returned  yesterday.  Mr. Woodland of Woodland & McAbee  left for Vanconver yesterday morning on a  business - trip.  Miss Bissett succeeds Miss Carthcart as  teacher ot thc Comox school. She came up  on Webnesday's boat,  Rev. W. Hicks has gone to Vancouver  to attend a District meeting. He will be  absent a couple of weeks.  If our readers have any. local news of in  terest, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the office.  ��������� Rev. Mr. Dodds left on Friday for Regi-  na, N. W. T. He bad juat learned of the  death of his yonng nephew. He will be  gone ftbout three weeks.  Friday morning ������ Sre was discovered a-  bout a fourth of a mile from No. 5 ' shaft  in a thicket of brush near a large pile of  logging worth $300. By. hard work the  flames were subdued.  M&ss Kate Walker, daughter of Engineer  Alf Walker, left on Friday's   boat  for the  Victoria hospital where she will undergo au  operation for appendicitis.    Dr. Davie will  perform *he operation.  A. H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer  wijl attend.to all sales in. the district on  reasonable terms'  Mr. Alex. Graham, well-known in Court-  enity and vicinity, returned from Kootenay  Wednesday     on     last       to      pay      old  r  friends a visit He reports receiving word  that Mr. John Piercy and Mr; Robert Graham, formerly proprietor of the Courtenay  House, had arrived at Dawson.  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Norris, Sec'y-  I  u  a  A thin oily fibre-food fluid, which  ^      sinks into the pores leaving a  velvety burnishing film outside.  Rub   this  friction   coat a  little, and loi���������a brilliant,  lasting,   lustre    dawns  jgjjf through it.  Neither varnish, turpentine,  nor wax, to pardh leather or seal up its pores, in*-  ���������SZ������>  t 1  Simon Leiser, Sole Local   Agent, '*'  v%  ttf  in)  it.  I  ���������  KK  'J  17  ,:  ������  ft-v  ;?  I1  if  h  ?i  M: JACK'S WIFE.  BY ST.  GEORGE RATHBORNB.  luck   will  it.   heaves  "Ana my rewara, ��������� senor.  j-temcinDci*, 1  taks my life into my hands."  "A thousand reals, you say?"'  *   V Surely it is worth it."   '  "Yes, and more. ' Put   your hand into  this pocket and remove the ; purse.    One-  third of what you ask is in it���������some one  .else would   get   it   presently,   'anyhow���������  ' better the man who is my friend.'  '���������They come, senor."  ������������������Juan, you will do what you promise?"  "Si, senor;   I' owe him one for a past  ' offense.  Some day Juan may pay in full.  ' besides, it is a   chance' of  a life-time to  make a fortune.'   Ycsj'  J will bring your  Doctor Jack here."  ''The arrival of the others prevents further conversation, but Larry feels better.  Given some time and he believes all must  be well.  From the growls of tho  Englishman it  is evident that they have not,  found   the  boat which they seek; but as  have it, even at t'his( moment  in sight.  This mollifies milord, who hails, the  two men in thc craft, directing them  where to pull up on the littlo  beach.  Then he directs several of his followers  to enter, leading thc prisoners. With Juan  he remains in   consultation a short time,  after which   the    Chilian " hurries away.  ���������> "Larry has a thought or two in connection  with this same Juan   that   does not give  i him the greatest pleasure in   the   world,  , but just at  present   he , is engaged with  "other matters'.' ���������   ' , '  . '   The boat holds them   all   comfortably,  and fortunately the'harbor   is   stirred by  no'violent nor'wester   such   as, kicks up  such a sea in this rather dangerous place.  Avis has said   nothing. ' She   controls  , her feelings in a wonderful way,   though  of necessity 'alarmed   at   the, situation.  Some of her sex'would be   sobbing.    She  .chances to be made of  sterner   material:  ���������Her   association -"with 'Jack   Evans has  given her pven more qualities'   of bravery  than mature bestowed.  The two men'   who   row   the boat  sailors.  L Larry  ��������� they are British   tars.    They   show   the  1 greatest respect for  the' nobleman,   and  this, with their neat uniform, gives Larry  an   idea   that   sends ,-a     cold   shudder  through his frame.  He   conceives" a   horrible   fancy   that  ; gives promise of being a truth.  This rich  Englishman , probably   has   a  yacht anchored In   the   harbor.   ,When   they   are  aboard anchor will be heaved, and everything at "Valparaiso left behind." At their  leisure they ,can proceed to  hang   him v to  'a yard-arm, 'or toss,him overboard. ;.  The dude feels desperate. Already he  (can see the outlines of a vessel ahead. It  is while he is;in this strain that fortune  .suddenly throws a chance in his way to  at least create a disturbance. He finds a  large cork in the bottom of the boat  under a thwart, and calmly pulls it out.  The water at once rushes into tho boat  which being overloaded, almost immediately begins-to sink. Shouts ring out  .on the night air, and in another moment  the boat goes down, leaving them all  struggling in the salty waters of Valparaiso harbor.  picKea up, ne starts an inquiry:���������  "What happened? Were we run into?"  he demands, and only one sailor can answer.  "No, sir.    I   hoard   water   rushing in  through the bottom, and while I hung on  to the boat I investigated.    Some   fellow  drawed the plug, and as it was extra big  she filled at once.''        '  *    "Who sat over the plug, Jenson?"  "That queer little chap, my lord."  "I seen him a-beridin' down just before  we took the plunge,   my   lord," declares  the other sailor, eagerly,   for they fear it  may be put down as negligence   on their  parti? ' '       " .  The other gives a tremendous'oath.  ,'' That settles it. , Larry Kennedy is at  the Tiottom'of this. Therefore he has not  drowned. They are making off. Give me  that lantern. - Return to the yacht with  those shivering rats, and the sunken  boat. Secure plenty of lights, and come  back in force. Search every yard between  her and the point. ,By Jove! she shall  not escape me.''  Thus is the bull-dog pertinacity shown  in tliis British subject. He will hang on  to the last. Thc boat'shoots forward, impelled by the, swift strokes of the rowers,  and in the bow crouches- the dripping  figure of milord, holding a lantern in one  hand and shielding his ' eyes from its  direct rays with the other, as he scans  the surface of the water for signs of the  fugitives.  are  pays attention and discovers that  CHAPTER XT. ���������  The situation is a dramatic one, and  has been brought about so suddenly that  there is no time to prepare for it.  Hence all are plunged into the water.  Larry Kennedy has expected such an  event, and is prepared. All the others,  being taken by surprise, flounder about  as though they "are so many porpoises, f or  even good swimmers may be taken unawares.  Avis is in the water, battling bravely  for her life when Larry assists her. He  ___t seized upon one of the   oars   dropped  by   the   sailor   who   had   had   it in his  charge,   and   this   he   thrusts   into   her  hands, calling out brave words in her ear.  "Fight hard for it, Avis, dear Avis.    I  did it,to save you," is what he cries.  "Did   what?" sho    splutters,    for   the  water somehow manages   to   splash* into  her mouth.  "Pulled the big plug out of the bottom  of the boat.    Head   that  way���������the shore  lies there.    Tell "me if you get tired   out.  Cousin   Larry   is   here   to support you.  Keep up   a   brave   heart,   and   think of  Jack."    .���������.;���������-..;������������������.     -���������',-��������� ���������  Wise Larry-���������that   head   of   yours contains thp'-eleihents; that, go to make   up a  statesman.;.'.At   the", mention   of- Jack's  name Avis, seems to receive new life, just  as he knew���������she would.  An   extraordinarily    good     swimmer,  Avis would have made for the  shore like  a   fish only   that,, her   dress hinders her  progress.  She can,'with the aid of the oar  keep afloat, but that is almost thc extent  of it. ......-*���������  Larry, paddling along at her side, casts  an occasional glance bjhind. The lights  of tho city beckon them on, while in  their rear signs of a commotion are not  lacking, for the men flounder in the  water, arid the.-;-voice of the British lion  is heard roaring out commands, calling  upon those on the vessel to.lower boats  and come to the rescue.  Of course, with the first outcry the  yacht has become alive with sailors, and  already a couple of boats have been dropped and are being speedily'-manned.  Larry hopes much from the friendly  darkness. One thing gives him much  worry���������the tide is' strong at this point,  and threatens to carry them past the  rocks and. out to sea,���������into tlie surf that  pounds upon the beach beyond. He can  feel that its force is hard to resist, and  knows it will be a toss-up as to whether  they reach the point, or are swept past.  Now the rescuers have arrived upon the  scene, and the splashing men are lifted  out of the water. The boat did not sink  when relieved of the weight that was in  it, but as a waterlogged craft, floated,  allowing the whole of them a chance to  hold on and remain above the surface.  Hence none were drowned.  As soon as-"milord   sees   the    last oni-  He is a shrewd fellow, this Lord Rac-  kett, and does not search at random, but  notices the play of tho tide, and gives, a  close calculation as to where Larry y*Qd  his charge must have drifted ������������������ while endeavoring to make the shore.  Once they pass the swimmers, just out  ,of range, and fail to discover them, for  which Larry is thankful. He still.has  Hopes of making the tongue of land, and  even if this fails it might be better to be  swept but to death than fall into the  hands of their enemy. If the worst came,  Larry would, call out, ' believing half a  loaf is better than no bread, and that  , there must always be a chance of Jack's  arrival.        ' '  *,  The boat has turned again. Once more  it heads "in , their direction, with that  gigantic figure looming iip in' the bow,  waving the lantern and ��������� shouting directions.  This time fate leads them across the  line which Larry is endeavoring to make  for the point. It is just as well, for Avis  rainnot holdout much longer, and already  the dude realizes that only a strong  swimmer could battle successfuly against  that current which insidiously but surely  drags them toward,the surf.  With a certain 'amount of .calmness,  then, he awaits" the discovery. One might  look for something' on the same complacency" in a stoical red man of the forest going to> his fate, and*an his little  birch-bark canoe nearing the awful brink  of Niagara.  ���������It comes, at last, for tho sharp eyes of-  the man who crouches in the bow of the  boat discover him. There -is* a cry of  triumph, and Lord , Rackett, calls upon  his men to pull all together with a will,  just as though'he fears that the fugitives  will again elude his vision.-  So the boat comes alongside and Larry  reaches Avis toward * them, signifying  that he would have her taken in before  they pay any attention to him. Thus  Doctor Jack's wife once more finds herself in the power of the man she has  learned to hate and fear. The Englishman tosses an overcoat brought Irom the  yacht to one of his men, who wraps it  around the wet figure of Avis. She is  grateful for this kindness, and thanks, the  man sweetly.  ''Give way f^r the   yacht!" says   Lord  Rackett, placing the lantern under a seat,  So that its light will no longer dazzle thc  men's eyes.  "But, milord���������"  *'Wcll, Bailey," with a yawn.  "Thc man who is in  the water, sir���������"  "Leave him there.  We are loaded."  "He will be unable   to   get   to   shore,  milord."  "What the duse do I care. He is in the  water by his own choice. Gave us all  this trouble, confound him. Now, I hope  he's* satisfied. Pull for the yacht, Captain  Bailey.  , /'Lord Rackett, 1 beg that you will not  desert, my cousin," Avis forces herself to  say, but she gets poor satisfaction.  "lie made his bed. Let him lie in it.  For the yacht, my hearties," is his response.  No more is said,' and the boiit speedily  leaves the spot where the fugitives have  been found.  If the Briton expects Larry Kennedy  to tamely submit to such a.cruel fate, he  certainly counts without his host. Tho  I'.ttle New Yorker cares to continue his  existence'about as well as the next one,  and will make a determined fisrht against  such a decree. To remain where he.is  means'death-in thc'breakers along shoro  *mts.ide the harbor, or should he in some  way escape this, he must drift out to sea,  .nci perhaps become the prey of some  hungry shark.  No,.'thank you, such a destiny has no  ���������iharms in the eyes of Lany. He is ready  to fight again for his life.  Thanks to his quick intellect, he is able  to see a chance immediately. The ' boat  swings past him in the darkness, actually bumping his head' in its passage.  Larry puts out a hand and catches hold  of the rudder, to which he clings with a  tenacious grip, and is thus towed along  as the boat, urged by the powerful strokes  of the sailors, heads toward the yacxht, on  which can be seen a bright beacon intended to serve   as a guide.  The rudder not being used, no one discovers 'the presence of the little New  Yorker, who holds on with the tenacity  of his specias, and although almost; half-  drowned at times, manages to keep his  position until the yacht is reached.  Then, fearing discovery, he leaves his  place and swims along the side of the  vessel, until he reaches the bow, where  he finds first of all a place to rest, hanging on to a rope that dangles from deck,  and also a chance to board thc craft when  the time is at hand.  All soon becomes quiet on board the  little vessel that rides to her anchor in  the harbor   of Valparaiso.  Avis has been taken in charge by tho  wife of the captain, who is on board���������a  matronly   English   woman,    who     fears  j_ora KacKett aDorn; as inuun as sne aoes  Satan. At any rate, she supplies dry  clothes to Doctor Jack's wife, who is in  sad need of such attention after being  nearly half an hour in the water.  There is no movement made   with   regard to getting .the   yacht, under   way.  Perhaps a lack oi wind   may account fortius, or some other reason that originates  in the owner's brain. < '  He relies a great deal upon the protection afforded by tbe British Union  Jack which flies from his vessel. That  flag has led many a forlorn hope, won  many a great victory, and of times shielded persecuted people, for back of it is the  strong arm of   the English people.  Larry Kennedy grows tired of hanging  .there in the bow, and he makes up his  mind he would liko to go aboard the  craft. True,, he has no'invitation', and if  discovered is apt to be treated roughly,  perhaps tossed overboard,, but this prospect does not alarm him.  He proceeds to Investigate his   position,  and learn how it may bo   bettered.    Five'  minutes later ho is seated on the chain of  tho left bower   anchor, ' which   is not in  use.' tho chain making a loop that hangs  half-way to the water.  Here Larry remains some time in order  that his clothes may 'drip  aro drowned in the gurgle  the outgoing tide   against  sides,of the yacht.  At length, when he feels that he has,  in a measure, dried out, Larry proceeds  to his next move, which, of course, is to  crawl on board. He has one hope���������that  Juan will find Doctor Jack and bring  him upon the scene. Once this man  reaches the ytxcht, ho will-raise a, terrible  row, and woe to "him who tries to stand  between an infuriatedi husband- and his  own. '        , ,    > ,-  What Larry fears, most of all, is that  thc wind may come up and the vessel  get away. It will ruin all his hopes and  plans, and he finally crawls aboard in the  hope of being able to prevent such a  catastrophe.    . ���������     ' <.  The sounds  and splash of  the   bow and  CHAPTER XVI.  * Ji t  At the moment when Larry crawls  over the bow, of the- yacht it happens  that no one is near., AJight or two burn  in their respective places, but the deck  is in darkness. ���������   "v  Back toward the stern Larry can see  several small bits of fire that glow periodically. > These he knows are cigars, and  it is ' evident that ' Lord Rackett. and  others are seated, there < enjoying themselves.        '      ".  Larry does not care to remain on deck  any longer than he can'help, as the risk  of detection is great. Besides, thc one, he  seeks to benefit must be in the cabin.  He has been on yachts before now, and  knows how to get below. "It is only a  question of avoiding any. sailor men who  may be on deck. He creeps along cautiously, holding his very breath . at times,  discovery seems so hear/ but favored by  fortune manages to reach security under  the deck."  The.yacht is elegantly "fitted out, aud  Larry, who has an eye for the beautiful,  casts a glance of appreciation around him.  There are two state-rooms connecting  with the cabin/ and also superior accommodations for tho captain of the craft.  What Larry now wishes to discover is the  room Avis occupies.  Undoubtedly it will be locked. He  looks at the doors and sees a key in each,  tries the nearest and discovers it fast.  This decides him. Gently he knocks, but  at first no notice is taken of his effort.  Finally he unlocks tho door, and gives  a.sharp-rapL.-upon. -the   panel,, .following-  it up by   immediately   secreting   himself  behind an easy-chair that   happens to be  near by.  The result   proves   the   wisdom of his  maneuvers, for hardly   has   he   crouched,  there before   the   stateroom   door opens,  and a head appears.  It belongs to Doctor Jack's wife. ���������  Larry7"delighted'/ at once shows himself-  to the intense satisfaction of his cousin,  but before a word can be said, heavy steps  are heard drawing near. The dude makes  a quick gesture, and Avis in obedience  closes the door.  At the same time Larry drops and'curls  himself up back of tho chair. There are  times when it is a positive advantage to  be small, as he realizes just at this moment.  Some one enters the cabin. He" can  hear the party moving about, and venturing to make an observation discovers  ���������milord.  Larry regrets that he is unarmed, and  the next glance ho gives around the walls  is in search of some weapon, for he hates  this man, and.means to come between  him and his prisoner.  Lord Rackett walks up and down the  cabin a number of times. Then he opens  a closet in a corner, and takes out a decanter, f rom^ which, selecting a bottle,  he fills a glass, makes a movement with  his hand toward the door ofLthe stateroom as though drinking to the health  of the fair occupant and gulps the liquor  down. '  Larry feels better.  He has just discovered in the 'corner  b-iok of him what appears to be an oddity. .The best he can'make of it'is an  Australian boomerang; but in" his eyes  ii: assximes the functions of a plain, everyday cudgel.  How eagerly his hand goes out to it,  and with what intense joy he clutches  the hard wood.    A   thumi*   with  such a  'i  crooked weafion must give, a man a headache for hours.  Now, let milord have a care, or he will  be "blown iip with his own petard," for  the dude is on the warpath.  It is far from Larry's intention to disclose his presence, unless it is absolutely  necessary. He would much rather accomplish his work through strategy than  force, but as a last resort is raidy to appeal to arms.  Whenever the British subject is about  to turn his way, he ducks his head out  of sight. The vast dimensions of the chair  allow him a good chance for hiding.  Lord Rackett marches up and down as  though endeavoring to frame a plan of  ���������iction; he-has numerous things.to worry  over. It is not often his lordship's head  is troubled, and the unusual exertion exhausts the noor m-m.  " So ne rnrows nis ponderous weignt  into an easy chair. By some freak of fa*--*-  it chances to be the one behind whi h  poor Larry has taken up his temporary  quarters. By another miserable streak of  ill-luck the thing is on rollers. Ordinarily, this fact would have little or no significance, but,a combination of circumstances makes it assume a peculiar prominence just now.  As milord thus roughly drops   into the  chair his weight causes it to   roll ' backward, and Larry's   unfortunate   head   is  ' squeezed between the chair and the cabin  wall.  Involuntarily the dude lets forth a yell  that would put the whistle of a steam  tug to shame. It is impossible to help it  under the circumstances, much as Larry  would give to avoid such a betrayal of  his presence.  Milord gets up., His movements* can  only be likened to the ��������� spasmodic leap an  electric current would bring about. Perhaps the wildest fancies flash through  his brain, as he thus madly ' springs out  of the chair. <  Knowing full well that thc game is up,  Larry no loncer attempts concealment.  The piiin he has just suffered also urges  him on to attack the other.  He rushes out with the whirling  boomerang, to the utter astonishment,of  Lord Rackett, who fully believes the  dude to be drowned ere now, or at least  fighting for his life 'out on the "ocean!  "You!" he gasps.  "Yes, me. Who else would you have?  I've come to haunt you,miserable wretch.  Do you hear,-you're doomed���������doomed!"  With each repetition of that last word  I-arry aims a vicious blow at the head of  the big Briton. The whirling boomerang,  looking for, all the world like a writhing  snake, passes so close to his head that  lie can hear the whistling sound it makes,  which increases his alarm.    > <-"  Nor does Larry stop with threats. He  means rto test his novel weapon upon the  aristocratic skull of 'the Briton, ' and  pursues his tactics with ��������� this end in view.'  After a ,couplo more ineffectual blows  he finally succeeds in bringing the boomerang with a resounding whack against  milord's head. The Englishman at once  drop's like a bullock in the shambles, but  immediately scrambles to his feet and  dashes out of the cabin. '  Larry does not follow; Larry has his  hands full as it is, without rushing on  deck to assail the whole crew.  He is left master of the cabin, but this  will not be for long. That boomerang  cannot keep the sailors .who man the  yacht at bay, wicked though it looked in  the eyes of the English nobleman. ,  ' Larry realizes this, and is quick to  make up his mind how ho should act.  What he wants, most of all, is a weapon,  but his first act before he does anything'  else is to slam the cabin door shut, and  shoot a bolt he finds' into its socket. ������������������ ' [  This will give hiin- a breathing spell  and a chance to look around. The walls  ~ are hung with some strange weapons the  owner of the yacht has' picked iip in his  wanderings, but none of them , strike  Larry as being adapted to 'his purpose.  He wants "something with which he is  more familiar than the yataghan of an  Arab, or the war-club of a South Sea  Islander, though it must be confessed he  did a remarkably clever job with the  boomerang.  He darts to the door of the second  state-room, and flings it open. .As he suspected, this is the apartment belonging  to milord himself, and here he is apt to  find what he seeks.  One of the first things he discovers is  a revolver and a box of cartridges lying  .,on _a-shelf, ancLth&.eagerness -with-which.  he seizes upon them is proof of his earnestness. Then he again seeks the cabin.  It is time, too, for already loud blows  can be heard upon the door, telling that  the men have .obeyed, milord's . call for  help, and are eager to burst the door-  open in order* to accomplish their end. *������������������  Larry deliberately-fires several bullets  through-the panels of-the'door."- It-is not  apparent what damage his lead does, but  the pounding stops.  This allows another breathing spell,  which will not be for long. The British  sailors are not to be put off, and they  will soon return to the attack, breaking  the door in. Perhaps some may enter by  means of thc window at the stern, which  can be reached from without.  Larry has a chance to leap into the  water through this opening, but does not  care to avail himself of it.  Having come hither and endured these  hardships with a purpose in view, he  does not mean to seek his own safety in  flight���������at'least, not yet.  Again he turns to the state-room1 door  and knocks. It is once more opened-by.  Avis, who greets him with a  smile.   ,;  Perhaps she,has been a' witness of the  encounter in the cabin, and her reception  is that accorded a victor. At any rate,  Larry feels six inches taller than before.  "What can we do?" she asks, hastily.  Larry has set to work examining the  thickness of the state-room door.  "Quite a sturdy affair. We might hold  out behind that until Jack comes."  His idea is, of course, for defense. If  they can keep tho enemy at bay for a certain length of time, Doctor Jack may arrive on the. scene; and once he shows up  the chances for winning must be increased  a. dozen fold.  "Look here, what's this?" he ��������� cries,  bending over a small yacht cannon of  brass, with wheels under the blocks, and  some shells in a cup attached.  At sight of this weapon Larry is seized  with a stupendous idea. He drags it into  the state-room, and then bars the door.  Although not a soldier or gunner by  profession, Larry has some knack with  various utensils of war, and readily comprehends how the yacht cannon should  be loaded. He finds the shells blank cartridges for firing salutes, but it will be  easy to slip some rusty nails or other  missiles into the grim throat of the little  brass monster, and thus make it a terrible weapon.  By this time the assault on the door of  the cabin was begun again, and it speedily gives way with a crash.  Men rush through, and in a short  time a hand violently shakes  the door of  tho state-room, behind which stands  Larry, coolly arranging his yacht cannon  for business,   while   at his side is Doctor  jack's wire, her Hashing Diue eyes speaK-  ing defiance to the mob t.hat hammers  madly for admittance.  I,  and   trash.  whole side of  your men to  CHATPER XVII.  "Silence!" roars the lion-like   voice of  thc big Englishman, and   his   men cease  their chattering, for his word is law.        '  Then comes a single kick at   the door.  ���������'Within there, Yankee."  "Well,   what,  d'ye   want?"    demands  Larry, not forgetting his usual aggravating drawl.  "Come out and   surrender,    Mr.   Kennedy. " '  "Thanks, awfully."  '"We'll send you safely to the shore,  give you ,my word for it." '  "Alone?"          *  '"Of course."  "I have a lady in my charge."  "She remains on the Bull-Dog."  "So do I," laconically adds Larry.  He can   imagine   the   look of   disgust  upon the face   of   the   Briton, . when ho  finds his demands thus met by a   flat refusal.  "You understand that we can break  this door in as wo did the other, and I  have six men back of me to enforce my  orders,'' ,  "Six���������is that all your crew���������only six?"  Larry seeks information,   and   this - is  the way he expects to get  it.    The   plan  succeeds, for milord imagines he  is   giving in. <'  "The rest,are away on shore. It would  ' be folly to think of resisting   us.    Open,,  then, and cause no delay."  "Couldn't think of it, weally now."  "Then the door shall bo broken in, and'  you"need expect no mercy.'.'  "The first man "who strikes  that   door  may sink the yacht.'   Listen,   Lord Racr .  kett,   I'm a.desperate man.    I   have tho  means to carry out my threats."     ,,'.,,,  "Humbug! you" Yankees can boast,','  sneers the >man on the other side.  "Look around.    Do you miss anything  in the cabin," my dear fellow?" , .,-', ' >f,  "Great Scott! the brass gun!"    -  "Exactly. I have it in   here trained on "  the door, and loaded to the   muzzle with'  nails, ' revolver   cartridges,  When I fire it will'tear the  your boat out.    Now, order f  break in the door."  There is a tone of triumph   visible   iii  the dude's address. Though still in a bad  position, he at least holds the, power  in  .his hand,,and is far from whipped.  His information causes some'consterna-'"  tion among   the - sailors, and   no   doubt ,  'there is a scattering on their part'  to get-, ���������  out of   range!     Perhaps they   know.the  m  qualities that distinguish   this   gun.' At/'*  any rate,   the   threatened attack fails .to.  materialize.       ���������l * ','-.'  1 * Some other means will bb . adopted   to   ",  bring the'mutineer to   terms;  but Larry, ���������"  does not^sleep, and he   is' accomplishing \ -.-  at last one good thing in the  passage oT_  time.   . , ,   . ;  .Every   minute   counts,   since  it gives ���������  Doctor Jack a better chance to reach,tho .  scene,   and that is the  event   Larry depends upon.    He goes toxthe little bull's- '*  eye window at the side of the state-room.,',  a number of times and looks out. Blackness meets his   gaze,   though he can sea  the lights of Valparaiso   over the watery  space that separates them.  Is Jack Evans coming?  Perhaps this man Juan, who offered to  serve him   in   such   a   strange' way,   is>  really deep in the service of the   Briton.  He may even have   assumed   a   mask in  order to insnare Doctor Jack.  As time passes, Larry becomes more  and more uneasy. He wonders what tho  enemy.is.at.. They,.,have certainly, not,  given up the game, for*-as-yet-it-lies-*-*"-  pretty much in their hands. All they  have to do is to find a way of,grasping: -  the case.  Their very silence _ convinces , him that  something- is on the tapis. There has been  a light.in the state-room, but. he extingr.. ,.  uishes-it; for fearlest some> one may fire,.,,  -a shot through', -the-/: b_ll!_rey_A>-v������ndowp.'w'  that may be fatal. '  In the darkness they wait.    Larry   has* <���������  explained all he knows to   Avis, and sho  is as much in hope of seeing Jack  arrive  on the scene as the dude   can be, for her  confidence in him is amazing.  "When Jack comes it will be all right,"  she says more than once, and such sublime faith in ->a man is little short of  wonderful.       "**  Larry keeps himself prepared, aud  should an attack be made upon the door,  he will give the aggressors much moro  than they bargain for. Nor does he neglect the opening through which gleam  Valparaiso lights, dancing along the  waves between. ,."'  When he looks out for, perhaps, the  tenth time, eagerly listening for somo  sound that would indicate the* coming of  Jack, he receives a thrill. Surely a moving object obscured the light just on the  shore for a moment, and this could only  be a boat.  His pulses quicken and hope is revived.  Straining his eyes, ho awaits the development of events. While thus glancing over'  the dark water, he becomes conscious of a  movement near by. It is not Avis, though  she stands at his side watching for the  coming of the man she loves. Larry is  quick to comprehend the significance of  thc sound,and realizes that it means new  danger to himself and Avis.  His enemies have been secretly at work  and mean mischief. First he sees a pair  of legs dangling between the sky and  himself, and evidently feeling for tho  support of the bull's-eye.  Larry takes this as an insult, an infringement on his rights, and accordingly he resents it.  In some way or other he has become  possessed of a knife. It has been used as  a carver at the Englishman's table, and  has a buck-horn handle with a silver  butt, the blade being a foot long and  coming to a cimeter point���������quite a formidable weapon in the hands of a desperate and determined man.  [TO BE.CONTINUED.]  ' ���������>  ' vA  ���������-*[  'i l -XI  ���������-   . J t'  :*.'" . 'IPS" .,  - ' *-, 9)  ,r       I     '-", *���������������''���������  v     -   -l - '  ' j-^    '   1 \> <���������;  ^-    t - ** ���������' r x' ".1 i I  - \ *r fl ;v|  a-  ., -v * <���������! ii*<v'  if!  1      ���������  v., .'til  > -       * i  ' .'���������������������������'\y.rn  ''   (f",*.t*V>--  '      \ :������������������'���������.  ' <*       1 \    ~     .   ���������'  1 A '^     ^ I  Crazy to Go. j  "Did Miss Flavilla seem pleased  when you asked her to go to the theater?"'  "Pleased? She wanted to keep the  tickets for fear something might happen to me. "���������Chicago Record. V J*:&? XvJUJ<tmW&' >������&yV,VH:*"J, f^T kl9f JHH  *.lrt������* ���������rtn.n-O^H'' jl sJA.fr  w^iiu. j���������..t^ ���������������������������>_���������**> ������������������M^r^^** *r*uu4M.  .<ts������f������rfij*wj:^_^I.jtAhj*.t_^^fcr-,jt.Mr.Ma'^i������flM*  WT  miMimtiMrtumi^iJ^liiT'MMi'iwfir'iUiiTtfHItl'  =tt*y*^?*__'OT'at^-_riS_a-a������,'������_*lw ayffl^giatf>i*a'artmt^<o������r4n>n^J^H*������������L^  &.**������CJ.._-| *^rt.-T-������������.fc_kj������������ V.**  ��������� -lll-ll ft >_TI>n l������b������HWIIII>  "jtft??"-'*1'**^������������������" m*M?Jm*mA i**m't*j'*'v.'Ei!?z*4tia'm"m^&mm*'m  ���������i   JM1     .      ������.V'���������  ���������.������������������.���������lUim"3l"lJ'l-^"^il!J!ri,���������>*  J-L    .��������� .   _.. JUJi  ff]T?'3  A_.  I-WEKLY  Cumberland,    B. G������  -Issued     Every   .Tuesday  Saturday.  ' -. ������ ( I*  -rVL Whitney, Edrtor.-  Tl__tMS OF SUBSCRIPTION  -IN    A_> VANCE.  ,and  ���������ONE  YEAR,   by   mail  "PER MONTH by carrier  ��������� SINGLE    COPY     Five    Cents  $2.00  .25  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  ''One inch per year, oncc-a-wcek.  "     ���������'     ������������������ month,      "       '" 1.50  $12.00  Local notice per line  .10  .���������For both   issues  -Notices    of  Births,    Marriages  ;'Deaths",  50 cents caclvinsertion.  ONE-HALF   additional.  tuuw  and  No Acvertis'ment inserted for less than  ., ,50 cents. '���������  Persons  fa'ling-'lo get  THE -NJEWS ;re-  -giil-ii-ly should notify the 'OFFICE.  Persons having any .business with THE  Nkws will .please  call' at ,the office or  i-ite. - ' '  . $ZT Advei-tisers *wlio -want their ad  ���������Changed,    should   get    copy '.in  ' by  1 *    *-'  v 12 a.m. day before issue.  TUESDAY,    AUG.   16th, 1898:  - ''���������' ��������� LOCAL BRIEFS.  These arc picnic day's.  Mrs. Cbas. Lowe ia "camping at Royal -Beach  - OyGtcr River appears to  be  the  favorifce-  ,-cam'ping ground.'  -    Aid  Caluiin i9   putting  a   neat   fence in  .front of his house.  Miss Alice Bloxhei/i of Nanainio "is  visit  .ing at Aid. aad Mrs. Oalnan'a.  Mr. Geo. W. Clinton left on  the  City ������.f!  'Nanaimo Friday.  Aid.'Kilp'iifo'ick and wife,  iand   Mr.-and:  jMra. L. W. Davidson, have .joined  the-col"  fony at'l-toy-l -Osach.  R. B. Anderson left - for . Vancouver   last'  "week on a business trip.  Alderman-Willard and fainily,&pent a few"  , days at Little River Gardens.  Miss-"Flora Macdcmald returned to Comox,  , last week, after visiting in Victoria  for sev  eral weeks at Capt. and Mrs. Butler's.  Miss Dunbar,   who   has   been   for   some  /.weeks the guest of Mr. and Mrs. ,F.   D. L t-'  "tie, took passage on the   City ��������� of   Nanaimo  ;for her California home.  iA. strange fish about 1-5 feet long is _tran.  ���������ded on the bench opposite Mr. Richard Car-  . thr's place. Those who'have seen the fish  . are unable to name it.  Since the burning of a cabin en land north  -of the Court House, it is   felt  that   for the  ���������safoty of the town,  all  squatters  should be  removed frcm the government block.  As the wires have been.down for:24 hours  .ithe out-side world will  have  to  manage in  ��������� some way to get  along , without any  news;  ���������'.from this quarter for at least one whole day  '     2>I,3_n7S___D ' FISHERMEN^  -   'Oyster -River is often-a nice place  to fish in, and always   in   summer  time where the river and gulf meet  to bathe in.    But when you .-meet,  those ,-coming   from   there   loaded  .down-with fish,   and   fishing   happens to be your .hobby, it is painful  to feel t-hat with all your blandish  ments of   flies,, grasshoppers,   fat  worms, etc., the  finny   tribe" have  given you-the "go by."   So it was  the other day with Jackie Edmond-  son, .better   known   as ��������� Nickinack.  Sandy McNeil, Eli- Smithers,   Mc-  Gargle and Milky, who, after  trying their luck for three mortal long  days., never got a  bite,   except   by  the long-billed .mosquitoes.    What  made  it   harder   to bear was .the  sight:of successful angling  ,on   the  opposite side of the river.    So ,they  ���������being too pious  to   swear���������said,  "Dash it!" and went round to the  bridge and threw in their   lines on  the other side.    But bait   as   they  ���������would they couldn't convince a fish  to , swallow   it.    Then   they   said,  "Bash it! " again, hitched up .their  team,   and ��������� sadly    moved    away.  They declare the next time they go  fishing they'll '"be -dashed"   if .it  will'be  Oyster   River,   but   somewhere the:fish "know a good thing  when they see it."  - {_ 3 NiD -3 R 3 - '  Tendecs will be receiyed by ;zne at ;the office of the Union Colliery Company -,in Union, up te noon of October ,31st 1598 for  SINKING NO. VI SHAFT.  JPJans and specifications may-be -soen at  the Company's office here.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  Union, Aug. 16 1898.',,        u .  .F. D.. Little, Sup't.  ispnnalt & lanaimQ Ry.  ,      Time   Table   No.   31,  To take effect at 7 a.m.  on Saturday Mar.  2Gth_S9S.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH��������� Remmdowi*.  ��������� ,  ������  I Daily. | Sund'y  S EEPT.  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and  Wellington  -    .  Ar. Nanaimo  >   Ar. Wellington -.   a. M.  -9.00  !l2.20  12.45  P.M.  1.00  ,-7.10  .35  a  a  COAL   SHIPPED.  Aug. 8.���������Wellington, 2,600 tons.'.  "     9.���������Thistle, 14 tons. ,   "  11     "    Wallowa', 73* tons.  '.'. Ejax,'370 tons'.  "   Jerry, 323 tons. ,.  " 101���������Tepic and scow,   220 tons  coal-;and 1-92 tons coke.  Aug..:!3.;���������Kildonan,'189 tons-coke.'  " 13.���������-H. M. S. Egerda, 61 tons.   ;.  " dB.���������Maude, 139 tons.    .  *.'    '"    Kildonan, -212'tons coke.  . "     " Mamie, 22 tons.  '��������� 15.���������Tepic, 225 'tons.  "'    " Ning Chow, ;700 tons. '  ,.   Steamer^Nicholas, loading.   Ship  J. _). Rice and San Mateo, due.  GOLNG SOUTH���������Read up. '  I     A M ��������� I    P M  ! Daily. | Sat. &  .> SuncHy.  Ar. (Victoria ,*...|" 12.07 I '8.00  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..- I   8.16   .1   4.3S  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   |   8.55 , |   1,-S5  For rates and information apply, at Company's ofliccs,  A. DUNSMUIR,,      '    JOSEPH HUNTER.  ���������  President". -'     Gen'l Supt  ,     , .      H.K..PRIOR, f r "  Gen. 'Freiprht and Pasaenprer ARt  ;3f ������1R    SHX3S  FOR SALE.���������Two nearly new counters,  Enquire at the News Office.  FOR SALE   GHEAP.-&   good" second(  hand bicycle. ;" Apply at this office. ;    ' ��������� c  FOR SALTS���������Cumberland   residental property   on   favorable   terms   byD." B. .& L  Association. '  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lota in  the village of .Courtenay.  1        '" ', K. Grant, :Union.  ������i_-uvnai-_uaHBi_B_ai������(a������������B>siiwaiaMBMaiB������iHM_aa^iHi-aMawHaH>i^HHBi^iMa_B3  lTOR-,_len't.���������Fine' aparhnenta for living  rooms in Willards brick block. Enquire of  owner on the premises.  Just to  a  pient of  Meq's ai]d B������ys' Underwear  MtyinjI a*?<i Gasii^em' Socks*  ai\d a big liije of jVIep's SWea*^  ers/ lij all colors.  This is without exception . the   best assort*-  tnent we have ever shown in these goods.  -jp OR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a.  -*��������� -half from   Uuxod,   contains  1(>0    acres  and wdl be disposed of at a-iow figure..   En-,  quire of "Jamus Abrajms,   -, - '  ni-iwiiBiw  BUSH FIRES  Thicjs tho  time   for   bush  fires.    Until  'lately we have'been free  frcm'them.    Sun-  do.y cii������: firo,   back   and to ths   west of tho  ���������liu'^.i.'al,. waa watched  and foucht   all. day  long.    The "lire laddies"   did.   what   they  ��������� could with the rotten hos , which is  nearly  '-.uscl'!3������ for fh'j-fcing a fire.    There   ������v-*s  also  .a Ir.ygi: firo in .the wopda.baok-ef Mr. Short'a  olaoe;  Passena-er !List.  ah, Mr. and Mrs. Glover,   Car-  }>'.������.yd, Armiaton, Mr.   Ella, Mr  Pei-Oiiyof .Kaoairao, Aug. 10.���������T. F,  DobesoD, T^rlliday, Mies Dalby, Missett, H  Clay, Mr. HaJHday, S. Perry, A. Fraser, G  Mor-ui, K. A  jnicha"-/.; K,  Cannichaol, Mrs. Alleu, Merrifct, Miss Luz  ���������on, Mis. Lines. Mi S3 May, Mrs. Short, Mc  Allisfccr, 'Bx-ndr-rson, 'Dap--30, A. McKinuon  R. P>. M ���������:,,(,<.!, [.i-,-.I:,y:ler, Mrs. Walworth  D. O'Han-iby, Miss Ni..l!:c-non, A. Dick. A  Graham, Berth S'nort, E-ussel', J. Speedy,  Jvlrs, .Spirr.--1.,)-, r.nd Mr-*. Whitney.  CORPOBATION OF THE CITYpF  CUMBEB,I_AND. 1  A By-law for levying-a Road  Tax for  .  the Year 1808  1 Where&s'it is deemed expedient and necessary that provision be made tor necessary  expenses of the Corporation of the City of  Cumberland,  -   Now therefore the City of ��������� Cumberland  enacts and ordains as follows:  ,  I. There is hereby imposed and levied,  and there shall be raised and collected an  equal arte by way of Road Tax of Two Dol  lars per head per annum, upon all male per  soub between the -ages of twenty-one and  fi ffcy years of age, residing within the City  of Cumberland, except those already assessed by the Corporation.  II. The aforesaid tax shall he due and  payable to thc Collector of the Corporation  of the City of Cumberland at his oilice within the said Corporation on the first day of  August 1S98.  III. This By-law m&y be cited as the  Road Tax By-law 189S.  Read the first time in open Council the  24th day of June 1898.  Read the second and third time the 24th  day,of June 1S98.  'Reconsidered and finally adopted, the  seal of the City attached thereto and numbered the 12fch day of July 1898f  L. W. Nuncs, Lewis Mounce  City Clerk. Mayor  FOR Sa*LE���������One story.a>-i_ a half tlwel  ling house of six rooms, hall, pantry. etc.(  on eai,y terms.'   Enquire of Jas. Carthew  THIS IS A SNAP.���������One half Lot 4  in:  Block '5, on   Penrith   Ave.,   second   house:  west  of   English   Church.    Neat   cottage,  also stable.    See FraukJ. Dalby, Agent.  FOR .SALE.���������My farm 1G0 acres, about  30 acres perfectly cleared, and about 30  acres cleared bnt not stumped, 3������  miles from Comox wharf,'ako 0110 good  milk cow for   sale.���������W. Anderton.  fruit- and GaaBieiSal Trees  Plants, Bulb?, Roses, etc.,  for full  I'lantinar. 54 varieties  of'Apples,  22 of  Plums  and "Prunes,- 15 of  Perils, 14 of Cherry in one two,  '   and Three year-olds. Thousands  of Iioses, most oornplate stock  -��������� in the-Province.    '  Hold your orders' ffor my new  catalogue which, will be mailed  you as soon as out.  Send your address "for it if  you are not a regular customer.  M. J.   HENRY,  T_aming &  Li  Corporation of the City  of Cumberland  City of Cumberland,  Court  of  .Revision.  NOTIJE ia hereby given that the   Court  of Revision fqr   the purpose of hearing all  complaints < against'-the assessment of 189S  as made by the assessor of the^City of Cumberland, will be held-at the Council Chamber, City Hall ou Monday 22nd day of -August A. D. 189S, at 10 o'clock A. M.  By Order  Lawrence -Wm. Nunns,  iCity Clerk.  Cumberland, B. C, July.7, 1S9S.   -.,  604 Westminster Road.  VANCOUVER,  B,  C.  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  --������-! 1 IVFRY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Eeasonatile_Prices  Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd (St.  CUxMBERLAND,   b. c.  BLACK  DIAMOND  NURSERy,  ���������������i** r%-**r^������������ *. xf.-rx*r_n-ic*cj  COME TO  H  Thic News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail.  HARRISON P.  MILLA-RD,  PiiYsrciAN,   Surgeon   and   Accoucnauii.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumbeklani-) .  COUKTENAY HOUSE, COURTENAY.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  -   12 a. m. Tuesdays and. Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  '   A..M. AND P. M.  NOTICE.  Driving through the new cemetery -with  earns is strictly forbidden.  By order. M.  Whitnay  Doc. 13, 1867. Sec'y pro tern  i f-*r'*jr_iiTcaMg0n*m  For Your Job   Printirc-g  GIVE US A   TRIAL,.  WIC    DO   GOOD    WORK,  Gomos IRoab/ IKlaimimo, 3B.-CE.-  Fuit trees   of  all -.descriptions*  Ornamental   trees. Shrubs* and  ..Roses,  P. 0. BOX 190  X X X X X X X X X X X  HUTCHERSON & PERRY.  SUMMER BOARDERS;���������I will  take.at my place,, at Little River, a  few summer boarders.  John J. R. Miller. -^  The vote on prohibition will take  place on Thursday, September 29th.  The election will be, of course, on  the same day throughout the Dominion and is of unusual .importance. We suppose the Directors  of Comox Agricultural Exhibition  unwitingly selected election day/for  their show.  I am prepared t,o  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming    . ..  At reasonable ratesv-  <D. Kllpa,triek,  Union, B. C.  x    also    x  Horsesfooing and  GENERAL   .   ,  Black&mithing.  Eicliard P. Waj]isT~     ~  -Notci,! Hill Ranch,  N,anoose Bay, U C.  Breeder of thoroughbred and hrmj  class white-PLYMOiUTu Rocks, Black  Langshangs. Ov,er 170 pn--.es won  in the last five years. At Vancouver's  recent Show, out of an entry .,of 28  birds 26 secured priaes.  I gaurantee 10 birds to the ftatcli.  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00  per setting of 15.  ANK OF  Tf A X.  fflanaimo.  b   a  A   General Banking Business  Transacted.  SAYINGS BANK  DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received  from $1.00. up wards  >and    interest allowed.  -o-  .^11 business by mail-carefully  and -promptly attended to,  W, A. -SPENCER,  ..Manager.  ' fH  v 4  ]  '   rW  A  i  1_


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