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 If.  ���������%<  JOB PBINHIi  Give us a  Trial,   we *  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.  5*  hi  f  SIXTH YEAR.   '  CUMBERLAND,. B'    C.   SATURDAY AUG. 20th.,  1898  Uspimait K Kanaimo. Ry.  A Garden "Worth Looking' at.  I.  ii  ���������fc  I  r  \l  If-  If  i'  ft  /'  1>V  r.'.  ���������������'.-  ���������THE- STEAMER City  ok  Nanaimo  WILL RUN,AS  FOLLOWS:  0    W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Calling at Way Ports as Freight  and Passengers may offer:  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo -���������  ' Tuesday 7 a.m.  ' **, -Nanaimo for Comox,   .       ���������  Wednesday 7 a.m.  * 7 'rComox for Nanaimo  ' ��������� ' Friday 8 a.m.  * ' ' Nanaimo foi* Victoria;'  ,        '.. Saturday 7 a.m.  V FOR.Freight or Staterooms ap-  ply on board,, or at,the Company? s  Ticket .Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street. <*--.,  IF YOU  .     ' -'���������*������������������, l\   S r        ' *  *1. t  Wish \a good   fit go  to McLeod the tailor  ���������PURE'-MILK.'  Delivered  daily by us in Cumberland  1  and Union. '��������� Give us a trial.  * /HUGH GB-ANT & SOU.  Now that we have   water there   is , no,  pjgridge Dlsfetepl���������ledbyDr- *ailey- lt was D������l  Aneral  processions    ever, seen  here.   A������  1 Mr. Mellado arrived and  gave   di-|f|Sandwick a11 that was  mortal  of ^M  Erection where to'excavate, that   his   son,?ffWa,ker was consig"ed fo th<- earth m ao  :fAlex. Mellado, brakeman, 'was taken outt$?cordance wilh>e beautiful and impress-  n-������v* u K_ru������..     ii..sre..>Bai.uy .������������������, ,��������� . - _Jt?ierribly crushed-dead.    The other bod-|iive Ma30nic rilual- '"     '  watered,  will   bear   abundantly.    TrcesJgSEVEN     DEATHS    AND|Mexhqmed^Wal|    " ^  will grow anywhere, and so  will   vcgeta-!t  reason why every family who has  a' parti|  of a lot of land   unoccupied   should   notjptj  have a garden.    This red, sandy land, if'llj  i  bles and (lowers.    The best   garden   ���������MjW'Q   BADLY   IN J URED������work at the wharf j Richard  town, whether from an'artistic or   practi-*^** ^'M  cal sense, is that   of   Mr.   B.   Mellado.j  There is nothing like it north of Victoria.  And yet he keeps no help, but though s.\  busy man, findstime after his day's work!  to attend to it.   The half on the east  ofi  the house is a picture of beauty, and   thej  "half on the west is a practical  lesson   ofj  utility-^-such walks^and   flowers vin   the!  one, such vegetables in; the other!    It's!  an object lesson,      ,' '  1 O'SyQ  Walter-Work, son   olSQA '  r. James Work, who superintends  the'l   EXPRESSION OF SYMPATHY.  Nightingale,*^.  The following from Dr. Sta-  1 . /  J'ii'qerals  \contractor, whose leg.was 'driven up, intoEKS  1 .--   ,,.       ,  r,,      ..-.'���������������������������<  81    u , ���������. t, . ���������   ' ..     .wlples,   Colliery   Physician,   was  ghis body.   He was on his way to attend*"*^ - '  "the funeral of  bis , brother-in-law,   JohnSreceived yesterday:  '      ���������     ���������   '  Sabiston:     The     body    of    Engineer jl Hamilton, Ontario,  Alf. Walker was is the under .side of]  the engine,'but at 12 nocn he was taken!  out   He had died at his post.   Two Japs  I  , LEADING   BARBER  and . l  /< and Dealer in   Fish-  , ing Tackle and Sporting Goods :...  ���������;-Cumberland,      B.  C.  *t. :_a, McLEor  General    Teaming       Powder  *    ���������  Oil,   Etc.,, Hauled.-   Wood  6-  -in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  \���������������������������  ��������� 111 1        11  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.  DYKE & EVANS  ;ffiusicr Dealers  VANCOUVER, - B.  SOLE AGENTS:  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars  .,..6and......  Mandolins  I Organs, etc.  It was perhaps .'8:30,   or it ' may  have^were. also take������ from the wreck*���������dead,  been a little later, on Wednesday morn-8$J   The fated train was composed of Ihel  ing when the telephone apprised Sup,tjj||new engine, No. '4���������-very  heavy���������twentyl  Little that there was trouble with the coalj  train which left,here, at 7:20 for Union?  wharf. Nothingjclear could be learned!  owmgto the wires being crossed. Sup'tJ  Little realizing some disaster had hap-j  ������coal cars, .loaded, and one car of lumber,!  a      <��������� .������������������'..,. -       ,   ,      _   ���������      j  jThe break- was just over thestream, ,andl  . Aug. 19th; 1S98  Dr. Bailey:       -     ,   s .,.   ���������-  Express sympathy.  For anything I   can do, ���������tele';  '   ��������� ��������� > ������������������' * <*������������������}<  graph. - C. 'A.** Stapjes. .'  BODIES AT NANAIMO  Nanaimo, Aug. 19.���������The bodies  c.  the tall'bridge   was. cut  down' straight!  |from near-' the ' western   embankment , t&Lj,   ��������� - - - .  Jabou't one third across the' bridge. The||of the victims of >hb' bridge .horror .  pened ordered an 'engine and car to be&ars.and bridge timbers were a ' twisteiH���������Frances Home,' Richard^Night;^  gotten   ready  with   all    possible  disjllsP--ntered ,������pass.   Tbe en^ne,' itself,' lay^ingale, and Walter Work^arrived ;  upon-the bed of the rivulet." Rihere to-day, and will be  buried ,oay  _B_En    1. 1 *t  As soon as the news of the  accident?^" " -���������- ������������������  SEND   FOR  CATALOGUE.  ipatch, and with D'r/Bailey, Mayor Mounce:  |and the necessary,'men .and appliances]  Istarted down the track." -  What Had 'Happened ?  At 8 0' .clock two men ..were quietly]  gw.orking under theiong bridge^ over the|  ^kVleep,' wide ravine, through5 which thee  %������&Trent river flows, now dwindled by the!  gjdrouth into a mere brooklel. . The work-j  fg-MSSnien were Nich. Walker and a Mr. Bell.!  ro&n'hey were preparing for a stone founda-  Si^tion for'a new bridge. A" crack, like - a|  yp^un explosion was heard, , and the men!  S^SSwho had looked up,' sprang _ to   thc   side?  ^Saturday,  EXCURSION POSTPONED  Nanaimo, Aug. 19.���������On  account  ���������3      "' r ' ' ' l 'i*jjL--'-1"'  !of the terrible.tragedy^ near  Union  ||the,   excursion-'   advertised  , to'������ ,'go,:.  sthe're to-morrow has been' postpon-  i'ed." ���������       ' - -  '  *  ���������".- *, '-;*- *��������� ���������  nsnuiici.  I am agent  for the following  jieliable  companies: , "!  The Royal Insurance -Company.  The London and Lancashire.  ��������� Current} Katea.  Can be aeon aiiernoon's at corner office  near The News.  James Abrams.  FOLDING- Oil? BID,'  The greatest boon to Sportsmen,  Prospectors, and Camps generally  Suitable for Houses or Boats.  . Comfortable, 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 long1  ���������by sb inches in diameter  weighs 17  ���������'' pourds, price $4.50  Every bed provided with water-proof  .������������������shipping case. Can be extended or fo!d-  -.ed'in three minutes. Discription circu-  .lai. on.application.' ���������  Order at once.   Address,  KLONDIKE FOLDING BED   CO.,  'Nanaimo, B. C.  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act  and Provincial  Revenue To*?.    ,  ^Knone too quick   to   escape   the   falling!  la's I  bridge and   tram.    All  on   board   wereg  ^buried in the wreck,���������all, save one, Ma'ttj  '.m|Piercy, who was on   the   rear   car,   andj  fhumped upon  the bank,    before   it   was!  ^drawn forward to make its fearful plunge*  lief over 100   feet   below.    As   tools   andg  ^more help was'needed befere^'ai-iy   stepsl  [SsScould be taken, for   relief.    Bell   ran   asg  ifast as his legs would carry  him - to   tliel  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,  in acoor.^wharf with hiS meSSage ������f .diS"l8r"    A  (dance with.bhe   Statutes,   that   ProHuncial^^attempt was made to acquaint  the   colli  Revfcnuc Tax and Taxes levied under Assess-SIss ������=,.��������� ���������    1    k���������',..*,���������_   ������,i-..r.i-.     ������oc!  i a  ^ 1      i     ju iono Saaserv officers' here   by  wne   wnicli    was  meat A-ct are   now due .for the year   1S9S."^*^   '   KJ"iy-y- j . j  All of the above   named   Taxes eollccfcible|pj?not in working order, and an engine   van  within the Comox, Nelson. Newcastle, Den-Mfej ,    ,   ., ,��������� 0-_    TJ t������a  man, and  Hornby   Islands Division   of the|||uP *������ the bndSe, and young Sid   Hoover^  District o Comox, are   payable at my office. I^M'Mj spa  AsaeBscd Taxes are  collectible at the fol-jcfll ...       _   ���������     u������ ������.,������..f-������^i--   .--n,-.  ^r,  lowing rates, viz: gcarry the news.    He oveitook a  man on  '   If vmv o.\ ou ���������BiiFOR-June 30th, 159S���������*p**_b.orseback wberr'within a mile or  two   ofj  Proviacia! Revenue, ^3.00 per capita. I  L������*  perty. flfi*-'-10 sPcd forward, shouting as he reach-lljsolernnly toward the new cemetery,   pre  sreached here, bfneer Thompson started]  -ifor Oyster River for Coroner Abram_,J  |when the following jury were empanneled:  MC. H. Tarbell,' foreman, Lewis Mounce,^  jjVV. Willard, John Giddings,������G. DouglasJ  jjW. Dalby arid Frank, Partridge. Thej  Scoroner and jury viewed the dead, tkatji  ievening, and on   Thursday ' were' taken?  ���������W J O ' '* *' * * Eat.  '-Mown to the bridge, which was examined.^  |They met again ,in the evening  and ,Jad  sjourned nnt,il the 25th inst. ��������� ' ���������  After the view by the coroner,and jury.  ai ��������� .. , c 1  flfto the Americans', and now flies' the  Sthe remains were taken possession of  byjpj >        - iBuuuun.iiipa^uo  Jthe relatives aad friends*   In the ca_e of^ifstars and stripes;  jWAY  OF   THE . TRANSGRESSOB.  Nanaimo,Aug. 18.-Edith Wright,  ' MANIIiA ATX AST. *     ������������������  Washington,  Aiig.   l-8.-^M'ariila*"   .  ^Ihas fallen. ' The*-city';'surrendered-' '  spatched on   foot   to   Cumberland   toj  !l!  ���������ft  jMr. Nightingale, his old friend of manys  Syears, Mr. C. S. Davis requested to take!  fcharge, and the body was removed tO|  jMr. Davis' store east of Cumoerlandl  JHall, where Messrs Hay.vard, Farmer,!  iHale md Thos. Martin kindly assisted!  Shim in preparing the body for the comn.1  'Notwithstanding its violent injuries, it[  [was made to look life-like and natural.  Funeral Proceepings.  In thc afternoon of Thursday, the fun-S  eral service of Alex. Mellado, tookf  place at his late residence, Rev. Mr.!  Tait conducting the ceremonies. The|  attendance was large, and the floral de-I  orations numerous and beautiful.    At  G\  fcharged with procuring  a   girl   to  Icome here from a   foreign   country  ffor improper purposes, had her tr?  jal yesterday���������sentenced to   sixteen  [months hard labor.  THE CABINET.  Nanaimo, Aug. 18.���������Dr. McKecb  j!nie, _tl> P. P. of this city, was  |sworn yesterday as President of the  fExecutive Council without portfo  lio.    Beyond this nothing has been  BSIlown, to whom he gave his message, and^o'clock the procession moved slowly  and||| t .     _  Three-fifths of one per cent on Real Pro-������f- , , . HS   ,      ,   .      ,a m,_ ���������������,��������� ������mBten,   nr_ ffisdone, the cabinet   remainjiig ^ un-  :rty. "*" {gfewho sped forward, shouting as he reach������solemnly toward the new cemeteiy,   Pie"g  Two and one-half per cent on Wild La_(L*$ped Dunsmuir avenue,   "The Trent RiverHceded by the Union   Brass Band, where|||COmpleted.  One-half   of   one per   cent on   Personalf5brjcloe is down, and all on the   train .areRthe last sad rites took place.  Proptrty. }&&     *"s  This was about   10:30.      The^j   Also on the same   afternoon   the   two  Ii* i>aid afi'eii  June   SOth,   1S9S���������Four-'^vwhoie town was at once in a blaze of   ex-fpSjapanese   killed   at    the   bridge    acci  fiith_ of one iiw cent on Real Property.       ^.iileiUen,    ai>d   aR  available   rigs   wereBdent were buVied at the Japanese   oeme-SH  Threo per cent ou Wild Land.    - -   j^u������..neni,   mm   an _ |^ ^ ^^       ^ ,���������., ���������-������������������Mlfr. -������-rew won tlie   boat race    from  Thrce-fourths of one per cent on Persona!gen^ged   and   soon     on     the ~ ���������-.-.������.  Ono-half of oae per cent ou Income. ������55^1"et'-*  on     trie   way   to!  ��������� .   ��������� _j_ ���������     ��������� _ ^ **&,,'J  IV'-purty. jt\jlllP scene of death,   seven   miles   away,  Thiee-foartha of one per  cent on Income, iw,^,. ,, , -    -..-_    __,t   ���������_ .  r-���������,  ��������� ��������� ���������_ _f .^^.^T.r.rtT,, #������-lMen and boys on bicycles,  and  on   foot  January, \V. B. ANDERSON,      ��������� m$        ��������� '  1898. Assessor and CollectoigfoUo'ved in a stream'    I������ the meap   timel  *��������� .- Reword had been sent to Comox and Cour-J  ' ' '        -ftfttenay.    Dr. Millard of the   latter   place  Sffi   .      ��������� I  _^ KR^was on hand as quickly is possible,   and  e^������ ^rt������ _S;-i ' '  7R?a number'from  Comox   came   over   by  ������1  ijtery.    They were followed to their graves^-  jby many of their countrymen. .^  Friday morning, the. remains ofi  ���������jFrances Home, Richard Nighting-  agaie, and Walter Work, were taken'  Son board the steamer for Nanaimo,]  l-where suitable obsequies will be held,  Sand burial take place.  VICTORIA2ST3 VICTORIOUS.  Victoria, Aug. 19.���������The  Victoria  the  Winnipegers to-day.  ������  *k<;  ^MsBmMW^m  Asailin? boit.  CONDENSED TELEGRAMS  Manila  gives  Uncle  Sam   .6.000  prisoners.    Merchants from Hong  |Kong are flocking to Manila expecting a lively  trade.    Russia  wants  The funeral services of Alfred  Wa!ker||L coaling  station   on   the   Phillip-.  Rwere-held Friday, at 2 p. m.  at  his   late"*  Upon the arrival of the train improvis p-  Corporation  Of  the   Clty^ byS..pt: Little, the work of rescue be-gresidence.    They were^conducted by  th,|  ���������^ l    -n earnest. . Among the   first   takenf^ev. Mr. Tait, of Sandwick, .1 he.;coffin|  lid had been screwed   down . before   thes  TH1RTY-SEVEFMTH YEAR.  '���������'���������������������������   4-"!  |-f:'���������������������������������������������  'WORLD-WIDE C1RC13LAT1QM_.  ! Twenty-Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.}  "'Jndispensable to MtwiNG Men.  of Cumberland \m������'  lw?3out  City of Cumberland,  Court  offfii^  Revision.  of the wreck was   Hugh Grant,   fire  man, one.leg broken, arm cut, and   other!  l#l ���������   ���������    -  P|jinjunes,  He was taken to'the  cabin   onj  [services began, but heaped high above it  Iffwaregifts of flowers, tbe best that fnend-p^  pines. The Americans have to repress insurgent outrages committed  jon the Spaniards.���������Paris press sa,y  ;Manila-will rival Hong Kong.  .NOT!3E is hereby given that .the .Courtp^thc* east side of. the   ravine,   where-   Dr.^,  shio  could   offer..   People   came-more^For... YOUP   Job    Printing  c n    ��������� ���������     i      *., 1,    ��������� ���������       -nfS-^l 7       ���������' ,   , ,'���������'       n*    ������>-i       r ������^tha������ the little cottage could hold���������came,?  of Revision fop   tho  purpose  of heanug allMiMilhivd alteiKled him.. Mrs. Uias. Lowe,^ s- . '*  >w*g   .        :.������������������-''...   ..,    7., ..._    ......   Sarin went to make room for others.  complaints   against the assessment of   159Sgj*^wj50 wai, cairpiug   with   others   on    thejj  "M   At  three o'clock the long cortege com-!  borland, will be held at the Council Oham.^RiVierj was soon lhere and rendcaed"' im fimenced its sad journey to  tbe   Presbyte-g  ber, City Hall on Monday 22nd day of Au-Bp0]Unl: service, by her   kindly :ministra-St;ai- ceme'tery* Sandwick, the Band lead-g  as made by the assessor of the City of Cum-^|j;)C.i.cj1) not f,n-������f,om t;ie month   of   Trent1^  ^ THREE DOLLARS PES YEAS. POSXPA-O. <  SAMPtE 0OP.I2S" FREE. >  MINING IP SCillTiFIC PllESS,      4  220 RIarket St.,   San Franc*:sco^ CjLJ  gust A. B. 1S9S, at 10 o'clock A. M.  By Order  Lawrence Wivi. Nunn-s,  City Clerk.  Cujaberland, B. C, July 7, 1S0S.     .  then'  g^tions to the injured; for Miss Home and|g'ng,   followed   by   tbe   Masons  $f| Miss     Grieve,       both    badly    injured,fSlhe hearse, next, the relatives,  and   then J  ' '     *���������*-* *      Oddfellows,    Knights    of    Pythias.fe  GIVE US A   TRIAL  WE    DO   GOOD    WORK.  ���������p&j.    ���������       * i_S  f|P|(Miss Home  since dead dying   at 6:4^pibe  ���������Ll^the next day)   were  soon   reached,   ancipWo  FOR Rent.��������� Fine   apaHments  for  liviug  ,   ,     ,,,    1 1   ,-  11 1     wsflroonis iu Willards brick block.    J^nqnire of  oodmen of the World, Colliery employ^1 "u"li5 ^     v^  fehprtly slterwar-d taken to the wharf,   zcM���������*,   and citizens-one of the largest   fu-||  Sfifowner on the preniiaes,  >' ���������  >,*������������������  ' *    f  &  <     ',:,' (,.  i*   .    V|  '*''(        ���������''-'/-  ;-'" 'VL  "'   '      -*. Vhf  ������������������     i J  ���������   v> f  '   it  .     . I       1j-  '     .     --V'.'L.'-  '. ' ���������"i'7i  1 "-71  , , > fH  1    I- ��������� .hi  <? '*-���������  . '4  '     t">l '���������"���������'I  . .    nl  -���������t-if /m^A"**..  ������ ������^**w***.i������fc������aw������������.,*J*������  ,-*v  I  p**^u^^uii*iZJav������3i**&rM!lw?M*l&&*iMSlUvi.  a,..,. w.gjijiaii.ii.^aywwriwM<re<*.������nt������j.r������������.1wltfH.i������,rifa  PEIZES IN JDNKSHOPS  OLD   PIECES   OF  MAHOGANY   TO   BE  PICKED  UP CHEAP.  lj_'!k That Comes io the Buyer Who Knows  E.ow to Hunt For Old Furniture���������Source  o*" a Solid Mahogany Table and a. Sideboard of the Same-Material.   ���������  f  Here and thcro in tho slums or' in littlo  frequented streets are the old metal and  furnituro shops whero real bargains arc to  be had. That ruoro real bargains do not  come out of them is duo to the fact of  their being known to few persons who appreciate thoir treasures.  What ono finds in these shops is no better than thc stock in tho antique stores of  reputation winch aro becoming common  up town and lino one avenue in particu-  Jar, but it sells for fractional prices. The  tip town dealers know tho value* of their  mahogany and brasses, and they affix n  pried almost invariably well in advance of  that value. Their supply is pretty regularly drawn from tho samo kind of source  .Somo man whoso house is handsomely furnished dies or fails or moves away. His  household goods are sold at auction. Under tho red flag gather representatives of  ' the various antique stores to buy whatover  is good in massive furniture and odd ornaments at prices averaging about one-  third of the price which will bo asked  whon tho articlo is transferred to the shop  ���������- With tho small, unknown store tho caso is  quite different. Sometimes tho dealer pays  almost nothing and so can afford to sell  for comparatively small prices. Somo-  times ho is himself ignorant of the values  of his merchandise, and then his customer  gathers in the dividend of superior knowledge. 'Again, bis wares, particular]}* in  the case of small goods, may have come to  him through devious ways. Honesty always gets its hteavy percentage in dealing  ���������with dishonesty.'  On the edge of the negro quarter on the  lower west 6ide is a little shop that does a  e'ort of hybrid business in old metals, wood  and miscellaneous junk. "Without oyer  getting into the police records it is still a  place of occasional police surveillance. One  of its customers, whose dealings with it  are of tho kind which do not interest the  police, bought two years ago a very beautiful and massive mahogany table from  the proprietor of tho place. Recently he  found ont where tho table camo from.  "If you see anything good in mahogany  dining room tables," he had said to the  half breed Italian proprietor, "hold it for  roe."  At that timo there stood in one of the  old alley courts on the west sido a number  of very old houses, tenanted by the lowest  class of Italian's^ tho ragpickers. Of the  original magnificence of the mansions one  outward and visible sign remained���������the  enormous mahogany doors, with small,  fancifully shaped window pillars at tho  side. Giovanni, the junk shop keeper, had  noticed thoso doors. He made arrangements which comprised two acquaintances  of his, tenants of the house with the finest  doors, an ax and a strong push cart. He  himself was not concorned in the arrange-'  ments. The doors disappeared one night,  also the window pillars, and two days later there were two Italian prisoners in,tho  police court charged.with malicious mischief.  "What did you do with tho doors?"  asked the police justice.  "Burn 'em up. Firewood," said tho  men.  Owing to tho ignorance of the prisoners,  they got off with $10 fines. The doors,  being cunningly planed down and joined,  mado a superb table. The window pillars,  fitted with casters, mado a set of effective  legs, one at each corner, curious onough  to excite tho admiration of any collector,  and Giovanni's customer was as glad to  pay $75 for tho result as Giovanni himself  was to get it. To this same shop tho Italians who sell old metal, too often acquired  from unused houses, bring many a rare  and fine old brass knocker or drawer handle.  Further over cast, almost to tho river  front, is another shop, half curio, half  junk, where amid much rubbish ono occasionally finds something of worth. A  shrewd, weazened old Irishman owns it,  and to tho question as to whero ho got any  particular pieco of property he gives always tho answer.  "A very dear friend of me uncle's gave  it him, mo boy, and he gave it mo:" .'.  In the regulation junkshops along the  river front bargains may be occasionally  found, although tho chances aro against  it. A Brooklyn woman exhibits with  great prido a pieco of mahogany which she  got in this way: Wandering astray from  tho ferry, sho noticed through the window  a curiously carved leg on what appeared  to bo a battered old chest of ��������� drawers of  massivo proportions. It occurred to her  that nothing but mahogany would be  carved in that way. Closer examination  of tho article proved disappointing. It  ���������was covered with a dingy, cracked voneer.  Nevertheless tho visitor went insido and  askod for tho price.  "Two dollars," said the proprietor in  accents which would havo told a purchaser of any oxperienco that half tho price  would bo accepted.  Merely as a speculation it socmed worth  ���������tho money, which  was  paid down, with  tho order that tho articlo bo sent to a place  ���������where polishing and repairing is done.  "It's glad I am to get rid of it, lady,"  said tho man. "Last year it was I give 75  centufor it at a auction, and I haven't had  tho whisper of an offer for it till today."  At tbo repair shop there was another  sido to tho story. The expert scraped away-  the veneer in various places and sponged  tbo wood underneath.  "Solid mahogany," was his verdict*  "and as fine grain as I've ever seen. It  ���������will cost ������20 to polish it and fix this front,"  and you'll have a sideboard to be proud  of."  When the fortunate purchaser went in  to see tho result of the polishing a few  days later, sho was amazed and jubilant,  co jubilant that she told the expert what  sho had paid for the piece. He threw up  his hands.  "Two dollars!" he cried.    "I'd not be  afraid to offer you $125 for it as it stands  Not once in a hundred times will you find  m.'ihriL'anv with so fine n knurl."  The ""sideboard now , ornaments the  Brooklyn woman's dining room, and the  Brooklyn woman frequently ornaments  with ber presence tho riverside junkshop  But she has found no more prizes up to  date.���������New York Sun. ���������  BEAUTY AND THE BEAU.  SPEED CREATED ADHESIVE FORCE.  Trnin Made Such Hcadwaj* Th-it Hie Wind  Held si Hobo  Ac*uin_t  :������ Car.  Mr. Griifitts of the Burlington has a  littlo piece of recent hi.-tory which ho relates with considerable feeling. The Burlington reinstated the swift World's Fair  flyer No. 1 a few days ago, after a long  discontinuance, and the question of the  speed she would bo able to maintain was  uppermost in the minds of tho railroad  people.- By tbe schedule No. 1- had to be  fleet of motion, leaving Chicago at 10  o'clock in the morning, reaching Omaha  at 11.50 that night and running into  Denver at 1.30 the afternoon of the next  day.  A man who was aware of tho keen interest Mr. Griffitfcs had ' taken in tho  initial trip met tho railroad personage a  few days after tho resumption. "Well,"  ho said(l,in greeting, "did she go Tast?  Keen up to her card timer"  "Keep up?" witheringly, "I should suy  so.- Why, sho���������hut say, what's the use of  mentioning   figures?      Comparisons    are  ���������what count.    Circumstances,    you know.  Incidents.    Those give you tho best idea.  I'll just mention one thing that happened  in connection with the run.    You   know  there's a stretch   of   about   twenty.miles  from Portsmouth   into   Omaha   after we  cross the bridge  into." Nebraska?    Well���������  and understand this is an   official   report  from   the   yardmnsfcer   atT Omaha���������there  was'a'tramp   waiting   at   the end of the  bridge on tho   Nebraska    side   hoping to  ridu from there into Omaha on the   plat,  form of the baggage cars.    But   he marie  a miscalculation.   There aro no platforms  on those baggage   oars*.     Thuy   come out  flush liko a box car.    Jn the darkness the  tramp didn't notice ,this.    He   swung on  board the tank of the locomotive, worked  his way over   tho   coal   to   tho rear, and  jnmped'down, expecting to   light  on the  platform    which   wasn't   there.-  It   had'  taken him a few   minutes   cautiously   to  reach the edge of tho   tank,    and    by the  time he had got to the jumping-off place  the, train was going at   its   regular  gait,  or a shade faster.  "The,engineer, realizing that ,fchis was  the first run of tho train and desiring to'  make a graceful finish and a good record,  had pulled her out just a little. She got  to going aud going good. Sho was doing  hor nicest and gracofulcst when the'tramp  jumped. - * - - "-^-s*"- -*  "Now, what do you think happened?c  That the hobo was mixed for- five ��������� miles  along tho roadbed? No, sir. Not a bit.  Wasn't hurt at all. You've seen an amateur, magician put a dollar coin on tho  flat palm of hishand and- move the open  hand so swiftly through the air that the  com didn't drop off, .haven't you, and  the magician pretended* that it wasn't  there just because it didn't' drop?- Well,  sir, that was what happened to ��������� that  tramp. He was line the coin".against the  flat palm. He rested against the. blank  front end of that baggag3 car like a fly  on a window pane. There wasn't anything below for him to hang to. Ho was  just held there, as I say, by that force  which camofroin tho fast forward motion  of tho train. Below him there was space  and car wheels. It was a pretty ticklish  position. I want to tell you. No wonder  the fellow roared and .shouted and said  as many pious things as he knew how,  and said them very loud. Of course he  understood that when the train began to  slow up for the Omaha yard cthat force  would diminish and he would drop down  and be macerated.  "Well, he was a lucky tramp. Just as  they were passing Bellcvue, four miles  out ot Omaha, tho fireman heard him  and hurried back and saw him. He was  a quickwitted fireman and yelled to thc  engineer not to shut off just yet, and  reaching ono of his long pokers over, he  caught it into the clothes of the hobo  and tried to pull him off and into the  safety of tho tank. But ho couldn't budge  him. Then he got to reasoning, and he  saw they'd, havo to shut , off and. ease  down before tho adhesive force of-the  speed would let the man- "be pried off.  Tho engineer slapped on the air and  threw her over^ and after, two miles of  easing them got, her to a pace that admitted of 'loosening-the fellow. .. ' ��������� ,-  "It was very interesting. "We have a  full report of it in the office,, written.7:by,  the bead of tho mechanical..,department,  at Omaha. He explains it technically.-  Of course I can only give . you1 thef'.bald-  facts. "���������Chicago Record.                     '���������''-���������,   V  The Show of Gallantry Kebuked by Genuine Conx'tesy.  The car was crowded. It happened that  only men were standing, with tho exception of a colored woman, in tho middle of  the car. But at a corner a woman dressed  in tho'top of the mode got on. She" stood  next the door, and plainly here was n  chance for some masculine person to be  gallant. An old beau, who was seated  near the center, was obviously fascinated  by tho appearance of this beauteous female  and bobbed his bead to catch her eye.  Filially succeeding ho arose, beckoned to  her and murmured:     "-'  "Won't you take my seat, madam?",  The colored woman, standing directly  in front of him, heard this and, turning,  thanked him gratefully as she made a  movoment toward the vacant space. With  indignation wrinkling his tinted nose and  .spoiling for a .moment tho giacious air  which he had assumod, ho pushod her  back, with both hands at her elbows, as  bo'exclaimed:  "Oh, no; not for you, ma'am!"  Ilis'adjustment of oxprcssion was rapid'  as ho turned once moru to hor of tho handsome face and fashionable clothes and  made way. Then, with a smile at his,  neighbors which plainly said, "Didn't I  manage that well?" ho leaned.comfortably  on his stick.  The favored one had not noticed tho little' play which had been enacted for her  benefit, but a young girl-who sat in thc  next seat was an observer and saw the  warm red deeply flush - under the bhick  skin of the other woman and tho tears  come in the dark .eyes. She saw tho mouth  quivering, and her own oyes, snapped.  With a glance at "his complacency, "'unmistakably expressive of her,scorn and in-",  diguation, sho quickly rose, touched tho  woman on tho arm and gently said:  "Take my seat. I'm getting out at tho  next corner."  Then, (lashing a look at'the man, under  which his expression of self congratulation  rapidly .changed to something " near to  sheepishriess, she passed out of the car, and  more than oiio man thero would have bet  that she had not intended to get off at  that corner.���������Now York Sun'  -       .<  WOUNDED SOLDIERS.  THINGS THAT INTERESTED AND PUZ-  ZLED   OFFICERS  OR  SURGEONS.  Xearucss  to   God.  God is with   us   on   this* down, as.we,  two are waiting together! just   as   truly-  as Christ was with the two,  disciples   on  ,tho way    to   Em ma us.     \Y_   cannot   seo  Him, but He, the Father and the Saviour  and tho   Spirit, is nearer,  'perhaps,   now  than then to those who are   riot afraid tt  hear tho,words of tho apostles   about thi  actual and real   presence  of God and IIii  Christ with all who yearn for.it.���������Alfred  Tennyson.   ���������  \Knj-lishmiiii Made':*, mistake.  An Englishman was once persuaded ta  see a game-of baseball, and during the  play, when he happened to look away foi  a moment a foul tip caught .him on the  ear and knocked him sunscless. " On coming to himself ho askod faintly: "What  was ifc?" "A foul���������only a foul." "Good  heavens!" ho exclaimed, "I thought it  was a mule."   '   , '  W:iter That Petrifies.  Extraordinary qualities are possessed  by the River Tinto in Spain. It hardens  and petrifies the sand of its bed, and if a  stone, falls in the stream and alights'upon  anothor iu a few months they unite and  become one stone. Fish cannot live in its  waters.  Good Example for Doctor tvnd P:itient.  A good true story is 'told of a San  Francisco woman and a doctor with a  conscience. Thc doctor performed a successful operation for si, rich woman, and  when asked for his bill, presented ono for  $50'. The lady smiled-and said: "Do you  consider that a reasonable charge, considering my circumstances?" Tho doctor replied: "That is my charge for that operation; your circumstances have nothing  to do with it." Th<j lady . drew a check  for ������500 and presenfc2d it to him. Ho  handed ifc back saying: "I cannot accept  this.. My charge for that operation is  $50.'7 "Very "well," the lady replied,  "Keep the check, and put thc balance- to  my credit." Some mouths after she received a long itemized bill, upon which  was entered charges for treatment of various kinds, rendered to all sorts of odds  and ends of humanity, male and female,  black and -white, who had been mended  at her expense. She was so delighted at  it that she .immediately placed another  check for $500!to his credit on the same  terms; and it is now being earned in the  same. way.  This''time  the   word  The Secret Out.  " i'rt rather," said the actor, "that, you  wrVid dovoto fewer of your stories to my  pc "jonal traits and adventures and more  o- -riein to ray acting."  ,-xiilly, my boy," said  tho press agent.  Witn tho easy familiarity of a man with an  v.-onclad contract, "it is your acting that  . tiin trying to draw the public's attention  away from."���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  Tho Spelling Lesson.  Tho following illustration of a child's  spelling losson and hor apt conclusion in  regard "to tho orthography of tho English  languago is taken from thc New York  Times:  "Spell toes," said the mother, who was  teaching her littlo daughter, T years old,  to spell.  "T-o-z e," answered the child.  "No, dear, that's not right. T-o-c-s  spells toos."  "But it sounds liko t-o-z-e."  .i "I��������� know it, but you cannot' go by the  sound." ������������������.'.������������������    ; ...      ���������; ��������� .,.   ��������� ..  Then, in order to enforce tho proposition, the mother called upon her daughter  to spell froze       . 7 .' ���������. r .:;.:;.'���������  "F-r-o-c-s," said (ho child. .;,  ��������� "No; ybu'rq wrong  again,  we  do   uso   the i and   spell  f r-o-z-e." *     '7'  ������������������'Hub!"'exclaimed tho child.' ������������������        ���������'���������������������������'"���������  '-.' '-'Now spell rose," said tho mother. 7  Tho child hesitated. Finally sho said,  "I don't know whether to say'r-a-z-e or  r-o-e-s." ,.������������������.'  "Spell it r-o-s-c," said tho mother,  "though thcro is another word pronounced  just like it that's spelled r-'o-e-s".'-' That  word is the name.of tho sp':ivv-h*)p;f"fishes^.',  Tho child looked perplexed..        .    7 *���������  "Just one word'more," said tho mother.  "Tell mo how you spell blows.*" ;v-; -1-  7  "Well," said thc little girl, who.bad'hnd  quito enough nonsense, as sho vifwecl it,  from her mother and had suddenly made  up her mind to pay back in kind, "I spell-  it three ways. I spell it b-1-o-s-c for breakfast, b-1-o-ers for dinner and ��������� b-1-o-z-ti for  supper."  "I spell it b-1-o-w-s," said tbo mother.  Tho child was silent for a minute as if  wrapped in thought; then, looking up, sho  solemnly remarked, "I think, mamma,  that tho English languago was mado for  persons very, very well edueated."  Wa-ivlinsr, Wow ling:. Caterwaul Lac*.  Tho word "wa'wlihg" arid its variants  "wcv-ling". and "wowling" aro fairly  common in modern folk speech. Up here  in Northumberland wo havo ifc "wowling;" in Bucks aud Oxon I. havo heard  both "wa'wlirig" and "wowling" applied  to the plaintivo or wailing cry of little  children. When tbo "English Dialect  Dictionary" extends' to "W," Professor  Wright will no doubt show tho range and  nuances of the term, as ho has already done  with "bell" and "belling." Shakespeare  makes uso of "wawl" onco at least. See  "Lc-ir," IV., vi., in which tho aged king  tells Gloster:  Thou know'st the first timo that we smell tha  air  We wawl and cry.  Disreputable to 'Be Hit by a Spent Uall.  Cases of Eemarkablo "Nerve Displayed  by Wounded P.I en���������IIe:i_������_s Ofl" a I'ani'c  In a "Nashville Bcspital.  "Wounded men," said thc colonel, "were  often ' misunderstood. General Fuller of  Toledo told mc that he never expected for  giveness for one harsh judgment of his.  In tho midst of a battle ho was' trying t���������  btop the flight of panic stricken men. Ono  man camo stumbling along, not heeding a  word that was said to hiin. Indignant  and impatient, Fuller, as ho camo near  him, leaned from his horso and touched  the man with his- sword, saying sharply,  'Go back, sir,!' Tho/innn looked up with  a lookthat j-nid'as plain as words. 'I am  looking for a place to die.' l-Io opened his  blouse and showed a great, gaping wound  in his breast. Then he dropped to tho  ground. The general dismounted as soon  ns ho could, but almost as ho took the  man's head in his arms tho poor'fellow  died.     (  "Some men when struck showed ' no  sign. I remember ono littlo fellow who  was struck -throe times in as many minutes. Tho first shot .truck his right arm,  aud ho proceeded to load with his left.  Thc next shot struck him in tho log and  brought him to' his knees.' Ho had his left  arm up, ramming homo a load, when a  bullet struck that arm. Then ho looked  up and said quietly: 'They have a particular spite against mo. 1 guess I'll quit.'  And ho dropped down."  "We had ono man- in our company,"  said thosergeant, "who was shot through  the body at Shiloh. Ho was carried off in  an ambulance, ari'd the boys supposed they  would never sec him again. But threo  days after the1 battle the regiment went  into camp not far .from tho field hospital,  and that afternoon.tho men were surprised  to sco tho man who had been shot through-  and through walk into' camp, using hia  riflo as a cane. ��������� fie announced that he had  had enough of tho hospital arid wouldn't  go back to it. The regimental surgeon  sworo a good deal, insisting that tho  wounded man should return to tho hospital, but in tho end agroed that tho plucky  fellow should bo cared for in tho company's quarters. Thc boys took greatcaro  of' him. He improved rapidly, went on  duty as soon as ho was a bio to walk and  was with tho company to the end of the  6ervice.  "Other men who couldn't boar physical  pain wero greatly troublod by flesh wounds  and'received less sympathy than they de-'  served. The hardest wounds to boar woro  thoso from spent balls. Those,wero more  painful than the wounds from tho hard  hitters, but men struck by spent bullots  "received -no, sympathy at all. For somu  reason it was counted disreputable .to bo  hit by a spent bnll or a splinter from a  rock, and many men worried along under  tho -most painful wounds without going  to tho hospital or without even consulting  tho surgeon* Somo of these follows carry  tho marks today and say nothing about  them.  "Tho official report of tho capturo of  Lookout mountain," said tho major,  "stated that General Walter C. Whitaker  was wounded, but that he didn't leave thc  field. That is all true." but it is only half  the story. Whitakcr was one of tho most  impetuous, driving officers in tbo army.  He was a regular old '���������stormcr. Ho was  pushing things in great shapo in front  when be was struck by a riflo ball. He  bcuamo deathly sick, and it was supposod  at first that he was fatally wounded. The  6urceons nnd somo of his associate officers  gathered about him, anxious and nervous.  A surgeon opened tho general's coat and  vest, looking for tho wound, which scorned  to bo in tho vicinity of tho stomach. He  found botween tho vest and tho undor-  clothing a rifle ball that had not broken  the skin.  "Ho said quietly, 'A spent ball.' The  general opened his eyes and looked up  wrathful and indignant. 'What's that?  Whnt'a that? Somebody hit me with a  spent ball? I won't stand it. Bring me  my horse.' And, fairly throwing aside all  the peoplo about him. he sprang to his  foot, climbed on his horso, and, with his  clothing in disarray and his hat bangod  on his head, started for the front, swearing at tho man who had hit him with a  6pent ball. But tho old general after that  probably had more sympathy with the  men who. were struck by balls that seemed  to fall from the air or that came with as  little forco as a stone thrown by a vicious,  boy. Sometimes theso would strike a man  on tho foot and fairly craze him with. pain.  Sometimes they would drop on, his back  as he lay face down on the ground kicking  up his "heels, .and ho would writho as  ''thong'h'ha^vcro'in tho' agonies of death. V  "While I was in chargo of ono of the  hospitals at- Nashville," said tho surgeon,  "tho most difficult7cases to handle wero  thoso in which the soldiers wore influenced  by hallucinations or superstitions. The  patients wore arranged in a large hall, tho  cots in long rows, extending the full length  of the room. Ono night a patient about  half way down the ball died. Tho next  night tho man coming next in the row.  died, and the next day the third man in  order died. Immediately Nos. 4,5 and 6  insisted on being moved' from tho row,  and they were so wild about it that they  had to be moyed.  "No. 7, I noticed, was a quiet, uncomplaining man of equable temper, and, feeling that 1' must in some way stop tho  panic and break tho line of superstitious  dread, 1 went to him and lod up to the  point by asking him if .he had any superstitious notions. He said he had not.  Then 1 asked him if he would be satisfied  to remain as he was and explained that if  he did not insist upon being moved I could  quiet tho excitement. He smiled and said  he would trust himself in tho unlucky  row. Trifling as this circumstance was,  it had the greatest influence on the patients in tho row. They watched that man  for two days with unflagging interest, and  it was a great trial for him to see, whenever bo was lifted up by the nurse, a dozen  wild eyed men looking him over to seo  whether death was on him or not, but he  stood, his exound and  stonned   the nanic.  He recovered and  has _ecn~ns hearty as a  buck ever since."���������Chicago Inter Ocean.  Candles at Dinner.  A woman who has carefully studied the  effects of light at her dinners says that unshaded candles in high old fashioned candelabra that  branch out  in   many directions are absolutely the perfection of light  for a table, arid aro, too, a most becoming'  light  to tho faces of  the guests  gathered  'around it.    Tho candelabra should be tall  onough to  carry  tho  lights  fairly  high.  Tho pretty candle  shades  so much in use  aro  decorative  to the  furnishings of  tho  table, but they prevent the most effective ���������  and becoming light  /'.I  CONDENSED  BY   FREEZVNG.  A    :Ne\v  Procevs     for    Frcberviiuj '311 lie  liKlolliiitcl.y.  Considering the' wide and extended uso  of   condensed   milk'   products,    tho   new  method of manufacturing it by a freezing  instead of a   heating   process, ��������� as carried  out at Oatta.'au-.rus,'   N. Ir.,    is'important  and interesting.   Tho first treatment consists in   placing   tho   milk   in a vacuum  chamber to rid ifc of animal gasts and atmospheric   air 'dissolved ,'in   .tho   milk,,  which appears at tho surface-'in   bubble--*,  and thus escapes.    This   reduces tho volume of tho   milk,about, one-tenth. ' Tho  milk lo'ives this   chain ber- --'at   tho proper'  temperature for tho removal of vthe   f.ttty  contents by means   of   a cream'separator  which is set to run heavy croarii.  During  this process any foreign   matter,   such as  solid particles, which aro always   in   ovi-  denco. .aro removed and'tho cream .is added subsequently to tho   finished   product..  From tho soparafcor tho fat-freo milk'is  run over a bank of copper pipes, through  which ico water circulates,   reducing- tha  temperature of tho milk from SO degrees.  After passing over thoso   cooling   coils ifc  -is placed in rofrigorafcing   chambers'  and  constantly'stirred.    In   about nine hours  the whole bulk of milk is convertod   into  a mass of icy crystal"* and milk sufTicicrit-'-  ly thick to form into hummocks.  This is  again,  placed   in   a   centrifugal, and the  milk'reduced in volume   about   one-half.  An-averago sampio of thc ice, which looks  very much liko   snow,   gives on analysis  only about   two tonths   of   1 per cent, of  solid matter.' Tho  now thick,milk is i\T  turned   to   the   freezing   closet,   and   in  about scvon hours more ifc   is   reduced to  a dense   mass   of   crystals,    which, after  centrifugal   treatment,     measures     only  one-quarter of Sho original bulk. A third  freezing of four and a half   hours,   arin a  centrifugal extraction,   reduces   tho bulk  of tho milk to about   13   per   cent, of its  original volume.  Tho final stop of thc process is the-   ad  mixture of   tho   heavy - cream   iu proper  proportions,  to tho   fafc-froo   milk.    This  final   product,    or   concictisod   milk, is a  fair   representation    of   millc   minus tho  bulk of itsQ water.     Moreover,    it   is frco  from fureign flavors, and   has   an  aroma  which is truo to the milk from   which it  is prepared.  Ifc mixes readily with water^  forming milk from which cream will separate as from untreated   milk.    To' show  the groat   concentration   of   thc  milk, ifc  may bo stated that taking 100   gallons of ,  milk as a unit; quantity,' this    would   reduce to thirteen gallons in   tho  end;    In  other words, tho eighty-seven   gallons   of  water in tho   milk   aro ��������� formed  into ice,  loaviug an unfrozen balance of very thick  milk,   which "represents   in   milk sugar,  casein and inorganic salts fully nine gallons of solids.    The   fat equivalent added  by tho heavy cream rcmovod in   the .first  operation is adjusted in   tho   final   treatment to represent a dilution   with   water  threo parts and condensed milk ono part  a proportion of threo and   sixtoouths  cent, of milk fat,   which   is   the  norma*,  proportion   in   the   average   milk.    It is  stated that -condonsed   milk   prepared in  this manner will keep indefinitely, as the  microorganisms producing   fermentation,  aro destroyed.���������Philadelphia Record.  per I  How Iiibt'ets Slake Music.  Everyoody is familiar with the mu'ic  of tho katydid. Hero again, says tho  Washington Star, ifc is tho mala that has  tho voice. At tho baso of each wing is a  thin membraneous plate. He elevates tho  wing covers and rubs tho two plate"* together. If you could rub your shoulder  blades together you could imitate tho  operation very nicely.  Certain grasshoppers mako a sound  while flying that is like the old watchman's rattle���������clackety-clack, very rapidly  repoatcd. Thcro are also some moths and  butterflies which havo voices. The  "death's head ninth" makes a noiso when  frightened that resembles strikingly tho  crying of a young baby. How it-is produced is not .known, though volumes havo  been written> on tho subject;. Tho  "mourning cloak" butterfly ��������� a dark  species wifch a light .border in its wings���������  makes a cry of alarm by rubbing its  wings together. ..  ,  The   katydids,   crickets,     grasshoppers  and other musical insects, are   all   exaggerated   in 'the   tropics, assuming giant,  forms.    Thus   their cries aro proportionately   louder.    Thero   is   an East..Iudian  cicada whic'i makes   a   remarkably  loud  noiso.    It is called by tho natives   "dun-  dlib,'���������'.'   which -moans   drum.    From  this  name comes   that   of tho genus which is.  called dundubia.    This is one of tho. few  scientific   terms   derived   from   the Sanskrit. .  ���������     ' '  The "deathwatch" is   a   popular name  applied to certain beetles which- bore into  tho floors and -walls of old  houses.    They  make a   ticking   sound    by   standing on  their hind legs and knocking their  he-ids  against the wood   quickly  and   forcibly.  Many superstitions havo been entertained'  respecting the noise produced1 oy "these in-'  sects, which is sometimes imagined to bo  a;'warning of death.  .'.'Entomologist's havo succeeded in recording the cries of: insects by tho ordinary  system of 'musical'.-notation. But this  method does not shovy the pitch,, which is  usually several octaves above tho staff. It  merely serves to express the musical intervals. It is known with reasonable certainty that many insects have voices so  highly pitched that they cannot be hoard  by the human ear. One evidence of this  fact is that some people can distinguish  cries of insects which aro not audible to  others.  i  -1  p  %  71  m  'VI  71  111  iV-r  /���������/]  1  I  v  i  ,1,'  1 >.\f  ' 'i  m  m -������,  1 J.  ���������       :  v  ���������  fc  WOMAN AND HOME.  till  fer'  17.  I.'  I ���������   ���������  hv  ['  Jl  J'  )  I'/  It'  PROFESSOR OF DOMESTIC ECONOMY  IN  AN  AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.  I' ���������-  7  Abont Overdressed Women���������The Beauti-  , ' fylng Bath���������Olive Schreiner���������Why There  [   Ar������   So   Many Kurses���������Making- "Nursery  '<   "Picture Books.  f  A man may make a, house, but it is thc  woman who makes tho home, and if the  combination of housekeeper and homo-  keeper is to bo the fortress of our future  as the growing popularity of household  economics heralds, then great credit is due  to her who trains the girls of today for thc  homes of tomorrow.  Such is tho work of Miss Mario B. Senn,  professor of domestic economy and physical  training In tho state agricultural college  of North Dakota, a woman remarkably  young to hold such a ^position, but whoso  dignity and earnestness of purpose help  her to pass for a person with "years told"  bohind her. Miss Senn is of Swiss parentage, and to this may bo attributed much  of the courage and energy which has characterized her work. Sho is truly a -western product, having, been born and raised  in Kansas, graduating from thc Kansas  Agricultural collego at the age of 18. Following this sho taught and finally spent  nearly two years in post graduate study at  her alma mater, assisting also in the work  of teaching."      ' >   ",,  In the'fall of, 1894 she. came to North  Dakota, and in the intervening time has  wade herself indispensable in thecollege  pinches in every conceivable way to get together a costume that must be put to severely practical uses, and it has been modeled, mind you, after a creation designed  to figure only at elaborate functions.  The fussy original, a very stunning  toilet, appears at a swell luncheon, a fashionable reception or in some place frequented by exclnsives. The copy switches  its way through the shops and along  crowded thoroughfares, stamping tho  wearer with every swirl of its draperies as  unrefined.    '���������  Xo use to beat about the bnsh. We  vomeii judge each-'other by tho way we  clothe ourselves. Often the judgment is'  unfair,    indeed    downright' cruel,   and  should not -bo allowed  a  log to stand on  But stand  it docs and often  to our complete undoing.   '  The Beautifying Bath.  It is not infrequently said that a daily  bath is weakening. This is such a great  mistakothat it is difficult to understand  how it is over made. A daily bath is just  as necessary to bodily purity as daily  prayers aro to soul purity, and it should  bo as conscientiously taken. In somo place  and at some time that cannot' be recalled  this observation has come to my notice,  (md its truth made its impression a lasting  one: "A lady bathes not to get cloan, hut  to stay clean."  It is true that remaining too long in the  bath may bo weakening, but a quick bath  in either very warm or oven, hot water,  followed by a cold dash, has only good effects.  A refreshing and practical bath is one  in moderately hot water with a littlo sea  salt in it���������sea salt is practical and cheap-  pure white soap, a spongo and a cheese  cloth washrag. Cheesecloth is both practical arid cheap, at the same timo sufli-  ���������iently rough ; to remove nil.dirt and not  rough enough' to scratch. The,' 'sponge  must servo as tho shower bath, and after  tho body is thoroughly dry rubbing corn-  meal or bran overjit makes the skin boft  and velvety. 7 ���������    '  Tho use of a bags of bran instead of a  trash rag is much favored by the French -  women,for tho softening effect it has upon  the water and its tendency to make tho  skin delicately smooth rand white. But  oo bath is perfect in its results'unless followed by brisk and vigorous friction of  the hands or rubbing with a coarso towel  ���������Katharine F.gglcstdn Junkermann in  Woman's,Homo Companion.  page or even .tne child's race ana nauas  while he is at work. Dividing the pictures  into classes makos a game���������the playing at  "picture pasting"���������and involves another  kind of thought. There may be several  books or one or two pages in tho large  book devoted to each subject. "Play"  would be one subject, under which all pictures should come''in which children or  animals are at play. "Rest," "Work,"  "School," "Travel," etc., will occupy as  many books or pages as the little manufacturer pleases.  ' The Hostess at Dinner.  The custom,of serving the hostess first  at luncheons or dinners seems a highly  commendable one. Thore aro so many little vagaries and novelties of service nowadays that it is difficult to know them all.  ���������A lady who was a guest of honor at a recent dinner found herself embarrassed by  having a platter handod her holding apparently a whole turkey. She glanced .t  over with quick, apprehension and could  see no evidence of its having been carved.r  Thinking that frankness was the host way'  out of the situation, sho appealed to her  hostess for instruction, which, of course,  was courteously imparted. It was with  both chagrin and relief that sho found the  turkey was in a condition to ,yield, to the  touch of a fork inserted at any part of the  Cowl of which she wished to partake. The  Hit of table silver grows every season  Many of tho utensils are passing fancies  and are ?iot heard of perhaps outside cir  circles that constantly seek such novelties.  Obviously the hostess' knows how sho  wishes herjrucsts served, and her esumplo  is often a relief and comfort;���������New York  Post. u        ',     ��������� * r  cne emergency reany exisis, nuc to nampei  thc general housework girl in # city kitchen with old fashioned, unwieldy utensils  is not wise.  Children and Fresh Air.  A great doctor oirce remarked that bad  ventilation deforms more children and dt-  stroys more health than accident or plague  Baby should  never be put to sleep in Led  or, perambulator with   the   head   under  the bedciothing, to inhale  the air already  breathed and further contaminated by e:*  halations from tho skin.  "You are smothering the, lifo out of your child's lungs,'  an anxious mother was told not long ago  "Plow would you like  lo drink the watei  you' wash in?    Well, when you cover yom  baby's 'head  up, you forco him  to use air  that is just as bad and just as impure."  THE BEGGAR'S NOVEL SCHEME.  ' ' Did you ever suffer torment from a shot  tight in ono spot? Hero is* a remedy for it  Apply siveet oil to the stockings where the  rub comes. It is hotter than applying i:  to the boot, becauso it softens the inside of  the boot where it is needed instead of the  outside.  Boiling water ought never to bo poured  over tea trays, japan nod goods and the like,  in that it cracks tho varnish. Wash rather'  with warm water, a soft spongo and a very  littlo soap.1 Sweet oil is good for taking  out marks mado by hot things.      ' o  MARIE B. SENN.  ' "fork and has won many friends in Fargo.  Sho is interested in every step of advanco  ground for woman and a general all round  humanitarian. In her work as North Dakota prosidontofthe Household Economic  ��������� association she is mnking'efforts to introduce hor work into the clubs, several already having adopted it for part of thoir  study course. Sho has spent her summer  vacations in special study in Chicago and  Kansas City and is, awake to every practical innovation that appears above the  horizon of homo work. During her first  two years in the stato she gave telling addresses in different towns.  In the nearly four years of her teaching  in tho collego the numfcor of girls havo increased. Two years ago there wero only  11 girls in all. This year about 50 of the  2*15 pupils are girls. Forty-three of these  girls ore enrolled in the household econ  omic department, and 26 aro now in the  classes pursuing tho study of foods and  practical cookery. The sewing classes aro  well filled under'the instruction of Miss  Amy "Nichols. Those girls represent principally tho American and "Norwegian nationalities and are drawn from all parts of  tho stato.  Tho  household   economic  department,  formerly called tho domc&tio economy department, is a  regular branch of  tho college   work.     Two   large,   light, airy   and  pleasant rooms in one of the college buildings, looking off toward the town, are sot  apart for this department.    Ono is a regularly appointed   kitchen   laboratory, with  tables, cooking  utensils,   range,  gasoline  stove and Aladdin even, food charts, mu-  _cum of compared food   products  and everything to give tho  pupils a  comprehensive idea of tho chomistry of lood and cookery.     The other, the lecture room, is pret  tily furnished   and   utilized   as  a  dining  room and for tiie sewing class.    Hero the  pupils havo practice lessons in tho preparation and serving of  meals.    A few of  the  girls assist in one way and another to help  themselves   through   tho course.     Part of  them board  in town and occasionally follow seme side  pursuit  to help them out  financially.���������Minneapolis Journal.  i Olive Schreiner.  Olive Schreiner is ono of the most consistent advocates for the emancipation of  woman. Sho throws tho responsibility on  tho shoulders of the women themselves  and thinks it beside the mark to demand  the franchise from men. Mrs. Sarah A  -Tooloy asserts _ that tho author of' "The  Story of an African Farm" "hates personal sketches like poison,, and that as  much as wo honoi-Tierearnestness of character,it becomes at times a littlo morbid?",  She lacks humor and the capacity to see  more than one sido to an.argument, which  may be ' tho causo of' her strongth as a  teacher ol lolly morality.     *     ,  Olive Schreinor has no idea of building  up a fortune  by her literary efforts.    She  lias always been a poor woman and is likely to  dio one     The  hoarding  of   money  and thc-'uccumulationof interest is against  her  socialistic   ideas.     Hor views   of  life  may in  measure account for  tho fnct that  so little  has come from   her pen since her  lirst brilliant success     When sho has published, it has  been in the hope of conveying somo  message that will   aid others to  do good.    Writing with  her is a religion,  and it is only now and again that she lifts  the veil   for  others  to  read.    Sho writes  very little, if at all, when in the country.  Its  luxuriant  scenery  docs  not  stir her  imagination like ihc lone expanse of the  Karroo, amid  which she  has  t laced  her  home at "Metjisontein.  She dislikes crowds  and delights in solitudo.    Although Mrs.  Schreiner  is  a   bright  and   entertaining  conversationalist, full  of  interest  in  the  people whom she  meets' she rejoices only  in self communion.  Characteristic of Miss Willard., :���������', *  Mrs. Willard  told  as-follows tho story  of her daughter Franccs''_rst invitation to  her high post in Northwestern university:  "That winter we^did/  all^our  own work,'  not because we could no't havo a girl, for  Kate had no lack of money, but after such  a' tremendous outing' 'as those two had  been through they seemed to onjoy hugely  the idea of hiding away out of sight and  keeping houso for'themselves.-   Frank occupied  herself chiefly  with  the outdooi  .part, chopping kindling, bringing in wood  and  coal  and ,doiug  the rougher work,  while Kate and I attended to the culinary  and  ornamental  departments.    One' day  whon Frank wa3  busy nailing down  the  stair carpet  Mrs. Dr. Kidder, whose husband was then  leading  professor in  thc-  Tbeological seminary, came from her home  across the street, and, taking a seat on the  stairs, said:- 'Frank, I am amazed at you.  Let some one else tack down carpets and  do you  take change of   the ,new colloge.'  'Very well," answered Frank.     'I shall be-  glad  to do so. ' I was only waiting to bt  asked.' "-"-Woman's,Journal.  -A little pulverized chalk moistened with  ammonia and applied with a brush will  "remove the mark caused by the dripping  of a faucet in a'marblo basin. An old,  toothbrush is a" good thiug to use for this  purpose. ' ,  , A German scientist is oft opinion that  women will'have beards,some time in the  remote future.  The wearing of orange blossoms as a  bridal decoration originated in the days of  the Crusaders.  EARLY'WHALE' FISHERY.  her  Abont Overdressed Women.  ���������'She is, as  plain  _s n pipestem in  ,. dress."  To thiscomment, uttered in a most contemptuous- tone, writes a woman in the  Philadelphia Record, I replied: "J sincerely  admire her good senso that prompts a  woman belonging to the middle classes to  dress quietly. Her social grade calls for  only tho simplest modes. You cannot deny  .that the subjectof your criticism is always  presentable, no matter where sho goes or  with whom she is thrown."  "My defense did not please. I could see  I was regarded as decidedly. "queer."  This, however, rarely deters me from  fipojiking my mind. I certainly felt'impelled to do so on this occasion.  Tho evil of:, our day is overdressing.  This evil, as a rule, I do not find among  rich women, but in tho midst of those of  my sex -who aie busy aping their wealthier  sisters. -.',./ ,  .-... Limited incomes are responsible for the  constant appearance of gowns, hats, wraps  ��������� that become tawdry simply becauso of  their environments. This must of necessity bo so, for the woman of average means  has'by comparison sparse opportunities  for dress display.  Her inordinate vanity refuses to admit  this. When she buys an elaborate articlo  of dress, it is done with but one object in  view���������namely, to find in her mirror an  image that pleases her.  She does not  stop to consider that  this.  bit of extravagance is to be fitted into her  kvcrydav surroundincrs.   She soueezes and  Why There Are So Many Nurses.  This enthusiasm of humanity, as  it is  sometimes called, is largely felt by girls of  tho upper middle classes during tho years  which intervene  between schooltime and  marriage.    The middle class girls are the  worst off in this respect.  Girls of the poorer class aro obliged to go out to work, and  girls oiTthe upper class are taken about to  balls" and other  social  functions, because  they aro expected to marry.    But tho fate  of tho middlo class girls in these countries  is  generally   loft   to  chance.    They  aro,  therefore, in an anomalous position.  There  is no exact placo cut out for thorn.     They  havo nothing  to do but play lawn  tennis  and work for bazaars.    They do not generally liko  this  kind of  life, for most of  them are   brimming over with energy for  which they can find no.ouitlctv  Manj'.of them therefore ask*themselves:  "Why was I created? lam of nd use to  society. I am doing nothing. Can I not  at least do something to lessen a little the  suffering which I see around me?" It is  this feeling which makes so many young  ladies at the present day take to hospital  nursing. Now, hospital nursing is fearfully hard work, and we all know that  only tho very strongest of women can continue at it for any longth of time without  injury to themselves. I never could see  why men should not bo trained to nurse  men. I think the feeling that nursing  must be dono by women is merely a traditional one.-���������Westminster Review.;  Th_ Woman With Red "Hair.  Instead of being dissatisfied with their  Tot, women with red hair should study  how to use" it becomingly and be proud ol  tho distinction of' having it. There appears to be an iiripression, amongovomen  with red hair, says an exchange, that almost, any shade of blue can bo worn -,by  them because as a usual thing they have  fair and delicate complexions. f But as a  matter of fact blue is the ono color above  all others that they ought to avoid. The  contrast is too violent and the combination is not harmonious. Tho shades most  suitable to be "worn with red hair are  bright, sunny brown and all autumn leal  tints. After these may be selected palo oi  very dark green, but never a bright green,  palo yellow and black unmixed with any  other color. Mixed colors are not becoming to red haired people, as they nearly always give them a mora or less dowdy appearance. In fact, red hair is usually so  brilliant and decidod that it must be met  on its own ground, and no vague, undecided sort of thing should be worn with it.  Well Shod Women.  In a recent articlo in tho London Mail  there was a clever description, by Julian  Ralph, on the shortcomings of some women's dress.  "They never can keep their minds on  the subject of clothes long enough tore-  member thoir feet. "No matter how smartly dressed one is���������in their peculiar fashion  ���������her energy and money both give out before the shoes are roached."  How often is this reproach mado to  Englishwomen! Americans are always  neatly shod. Thc Parisienne chaussure is  dainty, if not particularly serviceable, but  it is in Sardinia that the feet of women  aro smartly clad, a scrupulous attention  to this part of thc toilet being considered  of paramount importance, even among thc  peasant women.  Thoir stockings aro  made of the finest  wool, and tho elaboration of oponwork and',  embroidery on   the  instep  is  beyond  de-<~  scription.-���������London Exchange.. ... . 7    , ^  It Wag-, Probably First .Followed   by   tlie  '* . "Biacayans or "Norwegians.  -    As to who among northern-nations may  justly claim  the honor'of first daring' to  nttack tlie mighty whale there is somo little doubt.    But tho balanco of probability  inclines to the  Biscayans or -Norwegians.  "We have a. reasonably definite account  in  Orosius of bay whaling having been carried on ������rpm   the  "North  cape along  thc  shores of-^'thc White sea  in the ninth cen-  t-iry.    Langcbek, a Danish writorj asserts  ���������j osi lively that  the  Norwegians wero  the  ) ioneers of whale hunting on the coasts of  iheir  own   country  about  the .year  870  But thore  are  many references-to whale  fishing  in   the chronicles of   that period.  The "Translation'et  los  Miracles dc  St.  Vaast" tells of a donation by William the  Conqueror of a tithe of  whales caught'at  Dives to the Convent of tho Holy Trinity  at Caen.   A bull of Popo Eugene III gives  a tithe of the tongues of whales caught at  Merri to tho church at Coutances.    These  twoSvill  probably suffice  as a sample of.  tho references to the cetacea in those early  times.    Historians,'   however,  are  agreed  that the Basques and Biscayans first ventured far'to sea from their own shores and  so  becamo  the  originators of  the whale  fishery propel*.  About l'uoii combined fleetof Biscayan  and Iceland vessels, numbering 50 or (50  sail, commenced whaling upon the coasts  of Newfoundland, Iceland and southern  Greenland. In 1.VJ4 tho English appear to  have awakened, to .rhe prospect of profit  ircin ihe whale fishery, for we read that  several shijrs wero fitted out iu that year  at Bristol for a whaling voyage to Cape  Brpton. One of them, tho Grace of Bristol, found between 700 and 800 blades or  lamina! of whalebone on tho shores of St  Georgo's bay, whero two largo Biscayan  fch i ps had been wrecked tliroo yoars before.  This seems to havo been tho first instance  of the importation of whalebone into England.���������London Spectator.  How He Saves Fifteen Dollars a Week by  Not   Shaving-.  About two months ago Charles Coghlan, the well-known "English actor, walked down Broadway late one evening and  'was accosted-by a bright-looking young  man, neatly but very plainly dressed,  who had about a two days' growth of  beard on hi=*< face. He approached the  actor in a most deferential manner; and.  ���������caused him to stop by the novelty of tho  way in which he asked for alms. The  young man explained that ho felt considerable diffidence in asking a gentleman  to aid him in his financial distress, but  Mr. Coghlan looked kind-hearted,, and  therefore ho would take tho liberty to  relato his troubles. He had only been in  the city threo days, and by hard hustling  had managed to secure a place to go to  work' the next morning. He hadn't any  money to pay for his night's lodgings or  his breakfast. He did not care for that ,  particularly, but he did want'to go to his'  new pi ice the next morning looking neat  and clean. Ho would therefore be much-  obliged to Mr. Coghlan if ho would kindly give,him ton couts with which to get  shaved in tho morning.  .  Tho   story   was, so   plausible that tho <  actor, *who is   notoriously   indifferent   to  the value of money, dipped'into his trousers pocket and presented thc young man'  with a silver dollar and w.ent on his way'.  About a   week   afterward,   whilo   going  from the'Lotos   Club   {o  'his,hotel, Mr. y'1  Coghlan was accosted by the sumo young  man   on   Fifth .avenue,   without   being  recognized.    He was told the same story. "'  Desiring to learn the   real * inside of this  new scheino, Mr. Coghlan   said  nothing, '  hut invited the young man  to come with ,;  him to the cafe of the- Hoffmtin    House,   ',  'where, after sitting   down   at   one of thc 7  tables, ho remarked:  ".See hero,   young-man,   you told me"  this same story 'on, Broadway,- the'olher <���������  night,-and I gave you   $1.', Now   I want  you to   tell- me   all ��������� about   this ��������� scheino,-,  while   we have a drink." ' , '- y-1 7  Tho young man's face.lighted   up, arid  he gave vent to,an uneasy laugh,   as   he 7  replied: '      ���������   ,- , .��������� -     '  '"Well, mister, the   drinks   are Oon me, ,' -  as I see you are 'on' to me.    I have been    '  working this scheme for nearly two years.   "  I came to this city broke, and in   two or*-  three days secured a "position, and,   desir-,  ing to look clean and.   neat when I went  to my new employer   the   next day, the'-  idea came to'me to ask'a passerby-to give $  me money enough to   get -shaved   in the  morning.    The gentleman   gave   me fifty 1  cents, and the   idea   struck   me that if .1'  could make,' money   as   easily   as'-that 1���������   '  would bo a fool to go to work,all   day in i"������'  a store for $8, or $10 a week. So I.kept ip   >'  ,up, and   manage   to   pick   up anywhere" , ,  fromo$25<to $30 a week. I live in a board-' .'*  ing house where I pay ������8 a week   for my'  board and have a few dollars   for , clothes    <_  and spending money.    ' "*'"'._  "I have saved ou the average for they,,  last eighteenth months $15 a week. !. If I_ ���������",'  can keep this up a few months longer I* ,  am coing off into, some, small city and./7  start myself into some little business in,  which I^cari make a living."      , _''  "But do you never get shaved?*' askod  tho actor. "How do you always keep two-  days' growth of beard on your face?"  "Oh, that's easy   enough," replied  the,  young man, with a grin.    "I, shave with ���������' .  a barber's'hair clipper." '     '    v  Mr.   Coghlan   acknowledged , the corn   ,  and paid for the drinks.  ���������   It would be too bad to allow this young  '  man to part with any of his   ingeniously  acquired money.���������New   York   Telegram.  s^l  ��������� ,u 1  ���������nyA  ��������� '\.T -p  "   '''Si \  ;-7'f-H  "fee . "  ^ *.* -t M  ,   ,,   ,iJ  Male ing "Nursery Picture Books.  Children may be amused and instructed  through many a wot day by cutting out  the pictures from papers and magazines  that are to be consigned to the scrap  basket. Littlo children soon learn to cut  papers, and lessons in neatness and exactness may be learned if they are required  to cut the pictures out nicely with a tiny  border of white about each ono. Books in  which to pasto. thena' may be made of  strong manilla paper. For the book cover  use two heavy pieces of cardboard, covered  with any kind of material, chintz, cretonne or cheesecloth, which last is susceptible of adornment by pen or brush.  The child who is to do the pasting  should be impressed ..with the necessity of  doing neat work. There is no necessity  for daubs of clue or msr.e to soil the whole '  Uncommon Coudiincntii.  A 'condiment too little used hbre, but  which, like Pope's "vice," needs but���������'familiarity to lead to its embrace, is paprika,  or tho Hungarian red pepper. This possesses a mild, sweet flavor and is largely  used by tho Romans, tho Austrians arid  Hungarians, the bost cooks in the world,  for seasoning picklos, sauces, salads and  meats. It is of a deep orange color and is  said to possess all the stimulating qualities  of alcohol, with none of its after effects.  A similar article, called pimento, is used  by the Spaniards for its flavoring nnd col-,  oring properties. It is a preparation ol  tomato and red pepper, mado into an oily  paste. Cooks buy a few cents' worth at a  time and use it sparingly, as a large dose  gives only an unpleasant taste toa dish.���������  New York Tribune.  Where All Kissed Their Escorts.        "  Thc divorsions of  Now Yorkers of  thc  last century were very much milder than  are those of tho present day.    "In w.inter  a  century  ago,"   Mrs.   Burton   Harrison  writes  in    Tho  Ladies'    Home   Journal,  "when not assembled for skating upon the  Collcch, the iavorito amusement of  Han?  and Kalrina seems to have  been a sleighing frolic  in Jan   Derickson's four  horse  sledge to Harlem, whero they had a dance  and a  supper at  the hostelry of  Mynheer  Borsum.   Ten couples ('packed close, as it  suiteth young men and   maidens to ride,'  said thc old chronicler) was thc sleigh load,  and after a repast of broad and hob ehc-co-  late,,.'concludingsc������"ne hours spent in capering ���������>to tht!. fiddlers' strains, tho  party re  ."it.jdi-Jt^'LTt(5j)tow 11.    Speedin^r  by moonlight  'over hard frozen roads, past manor house  and  cottage wrapped  in  deep repose, the  chief  adventuro of  the return was  apt to  bo a stop on the Kissing bridge (at Second  avenue and Fiftieth .street, across tho rivulet  flowing  from   Tea Water spring),  at  whlcTrfim'Wi'cu.stom  allowed tho cavalier  to demand of thc lady he escorted tho privilege of a special salutation.    Unless this  toll were yielded   tho  cortege  came to a  halt,.'or else  it turned  in  another direction." ������������������,-.:  Kitchen Comforts.   .  Soi__ one makes the admirable suggestion that as in the other parts of the house  little new conveniences are constantly being added, as  they are  seen  in the shops  from   time to   time, bo the kitchen comforts, should   be gone over  and care taken  that their supply keeps pace with the many  ruodorn conveniences in that domain.   Often this part of  housekeeping is  entirely  ignored,   arid  maids   go on   overcoming  small  handicaps  in   their  work  all  day  long, which  the  mistress would   be very  quick to remedy if her attention wnscalleil  to the matter.    Emergency makeshifts arc  verv   vjilnnhln. nf  course, ut,   times   whan  _Ca������y Bookkeeping".  A Chicago woman, according to 'The  Post,of that city, had served acceptably as  treasurer of tho club for a littlo over a  yoar/and that was an exceptional record.  "Don't yoii have difficulty in balancing  your books?" they asked.  "Oh, dear, no," she replied. "Why, it's  the easiest thing in the world. I just add  up what I havo received and subtract from  that what I have paid out, to show what  is due tho club, and then I make my husband give mo a check for the amount.  There's really nothing hard about koeping  books when you know how."  LESSONS OF THE FLOWERS. v  -t.  Tliey Are the Great.  Toasliers aiul Speak  a Universal X,ai>jruajjt'.  "Nbthing teaches us so   much   in   ttiis  world as flowers if wo   will   only   watch  them, understand the messages   they ex-  halo, and profit by them." writes Edward  W. Bok in   thc   Ladies'    Home Journal.  "I wish   everybody   on  this earth might  love flowers.  Flowers can do so much for  a man or   a   woman.    No   one can raise  flowers, live among thorn, love them, and  not bo better for their influence. By their  birth they   show   ns   how, out of things  hard, out of disappointment and   failure,  by the overcoming   of   obstacles   and the  bending to difficult tasks, creep forth the  most beautiful results.    By their cultivation   they   show   how   different natures  neeo different treatments.    By   tho manner in which they   refuse   to  thrive near  weeds* they   teach   the clearest  lesson of  human association, and show that   sin is  an intrusion in this world.    Wo learn the  great lesson that whilo the most gorgeous  flowers appeal to our admiration, we love  the fragrant ones tho best.    Every lesson,  every pleasure, wo   can learn   and derivo  from these silent messengers of the earth.  Tho flowers speak a universal   language:  they adapt themselves to gravo or gay. A  flower is never misunderstood. Wo associate flowers with all tho joyous seasons of  our lives as well.-   Flowers often speak to  us when our words seem powerless to express what wo really moan.  They are the  daintiest bits of t?.od-s handiwork.    They  call to us to caro for them, to lovo them,  rewarding us with   prodigality   when wo  respond to their beckoning.    Their   message is Divine.    Like an April day, 'shadow and sunshine   is   life.'    But   so the  flowers grow, and 'we coaio   to   June by  the way of March.' " ...    ���������  "Love Will Find tho "Way.  Will Getthore���������Miss Howe, you know  the language of flowers. Do you find any  hidden meaning in this simple little clover  leaf?  Annie Howe���������A clover leaf? Let mo  see. Ono, ho loves me; two, he loves me  not; three, ho loves me! Oh, Will, this is  so sudden!���������Pearson's Weekly.  Diamonds 3Iade by'Pressure.  Another method of producing diamonds  has been devised by Dr. Majorana. Carbon, heated in tho electric arc, is submitted to a pressure of 5,000 atmospheres  created by the action of an explosive  compound on a small piston, leaving a  mass of graphite and amorphous carbon  with minute crystals that have the properties of a diamond. They have.no more  commercial value, however, than those  made by Moissan's process.  Of the 250 stamps which have been issued tho values havo ranged from 1 cent  to $5,000. Five dollars is the highest value  among postage stamps, but newspaper  stamps reach tho hundred dollar mark,  while a revenue stamp may represent $5,-  000. ....  '- 'V' -t|  ~:_&l  ''>*'.  'i,r  "-V  <"%[  ��������� lv*l  _-> A, I  ' '.'.v'l  'J'���������  *'i������"  ���������v-i f  ���������%  'tf.) _KSf������*HSW������5ttftlfl5W������aF51W-  s nr-vvfrj=������������  ���������-ass^iif-tiirytr  ���������WW!" .-.ft-i*-"*"? M>* f,iffr.rffl-r.---i---~r������i--'n'rlre'rriN;rt.Rrarn,wl-n>������*;-TJ>ai^^  "W.^w^yi/.IV^wy^tf;^--)^  HI B_II*-WI$PI  Cumberland,    B, ������,  fssued     Every    Tuesday  Saturday.  m. Whitney, ������ditor.  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'   '   v  SATURDAY, AUG. 20thf 1������98  ���������crrr  wwwthmw w|>t-_������<ii j-,i.w uiin^iiip<j-i ^wmw;,-) i  Thb disaster of Wednesday  sent  death into many families a_tdG, life-,  long sorrow into many hearts.     It  ���������     ' /  has cast a gloom   over   the   entire  community. -No', such' calamity  has ever befallen this district., and  (expressions,of regret for the  unfor-  *, '      '    .    * ���������  tunatp dead, and of sympathy for  the   suffering living, are heard - on  (  ���������every jh^nd. In the presence of  such an ������vent it were idle to multiply words. We can only bow  our head in sorrow and join in the  general mourning.  LOCAL BRIEFS.  The farmers are now up to their eyes in  oata���������gathering them.  '^hp dr-vejnings it*- Cumberland are rapidly  filling up with tenants; there are but a very  ' ��������� few honses left to rent.  We have much pleasure in stating upon  good authority that the survivora of the  bridge disaster are doing finely. u  1 The U. S. Consul's flag was displayed at  half mast Thursday aud Friday, also the  flags over Union hotel and the Magnet store  The G-overnrnent Agent says there is only  one squatter ou the government block and  he upon measurenient was found to be on  the lino and will have to get off.  A telegram was received yeatei-day  from Victoria, stating Miss Ka^e Walker,  daughter of Jato engineor, Alf. Walker, had  been operated on by Dr. Davie, for appendicitis and was doing finely,  No passengers or freight will be received  on the U. C. Co's railroad until further 00-  ttce. Nu one knows when traffic will he re  sumed; but it its feared some weeks, may e-  lapse before it is dose. In the meantime  many men will be thro.wa out of employment.  .TENDERS  Tenders will he received by me at  the. office of the U-don Colliery Company in Uni-  on, no to   noon   of  October  31st  18&8j  for  SINKING NO.  VI SHAFI*.  Plmi-3 .-'.u'd tipeaiiicafcioua may  be  so.en  at  the Company's office here.  The lower,*-, or anj tender  not necessarily  accepted.  Union, Auy. 16 1808.  5\ D Libtle, Sup't.  TO BE HELD AT THE...  -on-  OF  If our readers have any local news .of in  terest. we will be pleased to insert same ip  the local column, if brought to the office.  A. H. M-cCALLUM, licensed auctioneer  wi|l attend to all sales in the district on  reasonable terms '  - ���������  CQRPpRATION OF TEE CIT*3T OF  CUMBEKIiABTD.I  A By-law for levying" a Soad Tax for  the Year 1898    '  Whereas it is deemed expedient and  necessary that provision be made - lor necessary  expenses  of the Corporation of the  City of  Cumberland,  ��������� Now therefore the  City  of .Cumberland  r  enacts and ordains as follows:  I. There is hereby imposed and levied,  and there shall be raised and collected an  equal part by way of Road Tax of Two Dol  lars per head per annum, upon all male per  sons between the ages of twenty-one and  fifty years of age, residing within the City  of Cumberland, except those alseady assess  ed by the Corporation. '  . II. The aforesaid tax shall be due and  payable to tht Collector of the Corporation  of <the City of Cumberland at his 01fi.ee within the said Corporation on the first day of  August 189S.  III. This By-law may , be cited - as the  Road Tax By-law 1.S98.  Read the first time in open Council the  2-tth day of June 1898.    *  r t  Read the second and third time the 24th  day of June 1898. "���������  Reconsidered and -finally adopted, the  seal of the City attached thereto and numbered the 12th dav of July 1898.  L. -W. Nunns, Lewis Mounce  City Clerk. Mayor  '   *. *  For Sale.���������One story and a half dwel  ling house of six rooms, hall,  nantry, etc.  on ea_y terms.    Enquire of Jas. Carthew  SUNDAY SE*RVIC*ES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services ia  the evening. .Rev. J. X. Willemar  roctor.       <���������<���������  METHODIST CHURCH.-Seryicks  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth  League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30,  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor. -    ���������  ST.' GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11-a.m. and  70 m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P,  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening-  service.    Rev. ,W.  C.' Dodds, pastor.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS,'Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  COURTENAY ,������������������  Directory. -  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mcr  Callum, Proprietor.'  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON, ���������   Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  w^zNTrs:  .   ' WANTED'  Bright men and women, who are not too  proud to work, and would like to make  aome money during the next three months  iu selling the wonderful story of the life of  Mr. Gladstone to their neighbors. $3.00 a'-  day easily made, some v make three t;inen  that sum. No risk, uo experienc, no capir  tal necoB^ary. "> Write quickly for particu-  ars.  r BRADLEY-GARR^TSON COMPANY,  LIMITED, TORONTO.:  AGENTS',-- 7/     -" -\> -.      .  ," The Story of Mr. Gladstone's Lsfe " is  ' j  of the greatest man of the ag~s,'*aud - embraces the history, of p the  nineteenth  centurv,  the moat wbnderlul century sine,time began'  It has'the solidity of fact  and  the fascination of fiction, and is to!d--i_-c!oqueut  sim-,.  plicity'.    Better send for,your" outfit before  you sleep'and' be first in the - field.'    Capital *  unnecessary.    Big wages paid, for the boolf  sells to everybody "      7'  BRADLEY-GARRETSON COMPANY  LIMITED., TORONTO   .  ���������   *tf,/lJP^M*l* tM������t ru*.������*������MMK<13  --������������������_.������     i MM   II���������_^���������MM.M  COME TO  L 1 , ,  True News Office  , '  with    your  printing. -Reasonable prices prevail  .   AGEKfTS -   <���������' ^   '  Tho only Canadhn "Life of  Gladstone "* -  is by Castell Hopkins, Hon.  G.    W\  Ross,  aud Sir '-Vilfred Laurica.    A lasting  monument to the great man and to1 Canadian literature.    Beware of  American  catchpenny  book:* handled  by  Canadian  Houses.,  Our'- '  book has  been   iu   preparation   for, years.  Handsomely bound.    1'rofuaoly  illustrated.  Big commission. Prospectus -reo fco canv'aSs- *  er.     Freight   paid; 'books  on   simo.    With  this b'opi*. you can down thi'in all ,  Society      Cards  PBOPESSjq^iLZj.  YARWOOD   8l    YOUNG.  BARUKTEItS and S0LIC1T0IES  Corner of Bastion aud Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month and remain ten days.  Gordon Murdoek,  Third St.        Union, B.C.  a  In addition to  the   usual   attractions,  Committee has been appointed to arrange  for  Sports,  BlacksmithinG  **      in all its 'branches,  .    .' and Wagons  neatly Repaii  MM*,  Eggs,  Vegetables.  Having secured the Han igan ranch  I. am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Comber-  land,    A   share   of patronage   is  solicited.  JAMES REID.  Cumberland Lodge, . *  A. F. & A. M,    B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge meets first Friday' in each  month. Visiting brethren are , cordially  invited to attend.  R.-Lawrence. Sec.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,j3.C.R  ' Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before thc full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S., McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumbetland  Encampment.  No. 6,   J. O. 0. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays o������  each month at S o'clock p. in. Visiting  Brethren cordial!*)- invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  I     O     O.    F.  Union Lodge. No. 1 r. meets e -ery  Friday night al S o'clock. Visiting bretl>  ren cordially mvilcd to attend.  F. A. Anmsy, R. S.  vkptui Mma  Ml-HHItfMlt-W  -TOTZC-3  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels, of tlie  Union Jkev/ery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information  leading to  conviction. .  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y-  The way to foot comfort.  5fr  Never  wear a shoe,   not  even  a  "Slater'slioe," that does not make  ' friends with your foot the first  time it's worn.  ''Slater Shoes" are made in as  many shapes as there arc forms of feet  ^ "~Mc7~stamped on the sole, tag telling all  about the leather, Goodyear Welted, $3.50, $4-5������ and  $5.50 per pair.    Guaranteed by the  Cataloqoe 4  FREE. **���������  *f*l&  i^^i^SSvmzasa^?c^^^-^SSSBV!SX^wai  latei  :-     P  :A  - n  I  VI  v'J  I  'Hi  i  f  Simon iLeiser, Soie Local   Agent,  "'ia! -   "���������    ���������J1?/'     #i  ������������������-  v  Ii  p  _*���������:  DR JACK'S WIFE.  BY ST.  GEOBGE EATHBOBNE.  f  V  -teaching this out  when  the dangling  limns come -within'easy reach,' Larry begins to prod them with' the  point of the  knife. '   It   is   sharp   enough   to   pierce  t   through the garments   of   the   dangling  , adventurer and produce a painful stab. ;,  Each movement   on   the   part' of 'the  dude'is accompanied'by-n 'yell ��������� from'th'e  object of his tender   solicitude,   and   the  gyrations   executed   by ' the  pair of legs  were   certainly   never   equaled  on'   any  dancing floor. '. '   '    , *"'*'  Finally, when the fellow   is   about   to  " drop Into tho water of the harbor to'save  his life, his comrades above   comprehond  the situation' and draw him   up sadly demoralized. * ���������    ,  That gamo has proved   a   bad   failure,  and soraething,else must, be' devised,' if  they hope to accomplish their end:     ,  Having disposed of t/his  matter,' Larry  ��������� can now pay attention   to   other   things,"  - and he uses both eyes und ears in tho  endeavor to seo what may   be*   going  on  over the water.    "Was   it a boat he had a  - glimpse of, or did his eyes deceive him"?  Even, if a boat, could the occupants' be1  Kirke Smith and Doctor   Jack.  So he waits, eagerly, anxiously.  Avis, to whom he has communicated  his hopes, makes a suggestion that seems  wise, and 'Larry thereupon lights the  lamp in the bracket on' the wall. Its  rays, shining through the bull's-eye window, will attract the ' eye of the man  a whose coming they so anxiously await;  the man who seeks his own, and whose  coming will cause consternaticn on board  the tight little British yacht when lie  ,boards her.  < ;  - Thoso above arc not yet done. They  cudgel their brains to deyise������> < jnearis  whereby the determined occupants of tho  state-room shall be forced to surrender. v ,  , ��������� Suddenly an object swings r in through  the^ small open ;window and drops on the  floor'.        ���������  Immediately they perceive a horrible  odor, which arises from a smouldering  bundle of rags. It is something intensely  disagreeable and calculated to make one's  head swim inside of,sixty seconds.or less.  Of course, the idea of .those, who have  conceived this brilliant .scheme is that,  driven by the gas aud odor to seek fresh  air, the occupants of the stateroom -will  immediately unfasten Ihe-door and stagger into the cabin.  1 Larry somehow is   overcome' at   once.  He givfs a positive,   howl   of  anguish ^s  ,the fearful odor,.strikes *h im,. and f,curls  up on the floor like a woiyidod boar, "j*  is talking with  fact   of Doctor  /the   little/man  untold satisfaction.   .,      ,      c . ... /,  Looking around sho sees the carver just'  where Larry dropped it when the gas overpowered him. - She seizes hold of it, and  upon the,, side of, the state-room beats an-  pwering signals.' The wind has arisen  and whistles through the cordage of the  rigging, so that one on deck , would not  be apt to notice these sounds unless his  car chanced to bo educated to , the Morse  alphabet. '    ' ,  Larry listens with a positive grin upon  his face.    It is all Greek ��������� or Choctaw'  to  him, but he knows Avis  ���������her  husband,   and"'the  ^.Tack' s presence" ^inspires  with -lively emo'tioris. ���������'    *    "  *  .",  -   3 I;   '  So he waits with'patience the termination of this   strange   conversation, waits  until Avis turns   upon   him   eagerly, .to  -gay:��������� .,���������������������������...,    ,���������.,,,, '  * "They are here in a boat,their presence  unsuspected. If we could only pass  through thc openins in safety we might  elude thc vigilance of our *i foes,, but"-*���������  with a shudder���������"that'-is simply' impossible���������you might succeed, but I should die  in the attempt. ..The, question is,, what  shall be done?" ' . ' \ ������ "- 4 ,, ; > ' ' j '.  Larry smites his head with his fingers,  as though he.-.would thus , arouse his  thoughts. The endeavor seems-success-  lul, too.  -   "Jove! -I've an idea,   Cousin' Avis," he  exclaims.   ��������� ��������� '   i  "' "Let us have it quickly, then," she  says, for Larry is just as apt to lose it  .gain before it can be*communicated.  *' The littlo man shoots her a reproachful  glances,as though, he hardly ' thinks she  treats him fairly. '   "���������  "It's evident that we can't leave this  yacht until we've" conquered those on  board, and-.I purpose "'do'.ng' that same  thing,'.' lie says'* soberly.       . 4  She looks at him, amazed.'  '/Alone, Larrv?",.  'There" arc'six dr seven men 'opposed to  them, ��������� perhaps1 oven. more. r. The fellow  whose" legs 'Larry "so neiatly punctured  would surely count for two'in an engagement, Ms.rage^beina at. white heat. Larry, opposed   to   such   a   force, 'must go  because nair the crew are asnore, wnen  they should be -aboard ��������� every mght at  nine., He even threatens to clap on sail,  and, taking'.advaritage bfi the favorable  breeze; desert the-sailors on���������<shore..  Larry^can gu^s** whence, his   eagerness  .to quit" Valparaiso'arises." Lord "Rackett  fears the vengeance of an' outraged husband; he dreads rlest at any,,moment the  figure of ^Dpjj^6^..]acTs''lih*y^*i������j'.-iip' iir  front of him;< calling to account .the wan  who stole his wife.    7,,-i  7, _%  ' '  "-���������-5 Using his''eyes "to' advantage,* Larry,  counts the!figures on the deck as seen byi  tho light of the lanterns and the heaven-,  ly bodies.' He makes'but' six still���������that  is, just two apiecd all-around:  '    "Well, here gptt^,"i_utter������ ,the   dude,  " ----- - ������Q_      LjU,'  y    J^g-  shutting his  never been a  teeth ~ hard,  soldier,   -and  is. not  \ Only for,rthe bravery ."of. Doctor J.rack's  wife theyJjnight be smbfclwrcd' tlieii and  there. THer quick, woman's conception  realizes what is to be done. Without  wasting a' second, *"she'}snat_he_ a^ towel,  holds her breath, throws the-, cloth!,over  the smoking bundle"*"of rag**,'* snatches the  whole thing oil th'e floor, ami tosses it  through the bull's-eye window.  ' "Saved!"' gasps;Larry, rising "to a silting position, for^ he,, has witnes.-od the  whole performance^ though too'weak 10  take part .in it. '.'".'*'���������"  Still gasping1' he roaches th(> opening.  and sucks in some fresher, ' li is, hum  to tell what manner of"!"scheme' their  enemies will next concoct. Larry is be-  ginning io reali/.c that he is lightJligj  jnen who do not give up in'a hurry,'' ',  "We can prevent that sort of t business  easily," he' says), closing'the Inill's-c-se,  but the cir is so full of gas that he is  compelled to partially .'open it again cr  suffocate.    ' ' .,   \. *  "Never could stand the 'least gas;  Cousin Avis. Maizes my head spirt like a  -top," he says, as if endeavoring, to apologize for tho. iindigniiied and sudden  manner in which1, he went to 'thoMiqor  when the terrible odor came in' at t'ht>  window; but Avis, brave. Avis, .who  possesses much of the spirit that, animates  her husband, and never despairs, flashes  a bright smile ' toward \ her- ���������cousin ' and  answers cheerily.  Then they fall to watching again.. It  is not long before Larry's attitude gives  rise to the idea that he has heard some  thing besides   the   lapping- -of the wAves  ���������*���������'���������  against the side ofvth'o little'y&cht  "Is that a mouse, Avis?" he'de  she hears nothing,.  demand;-,  f .-���������  Listening,  "Jove! it must have heard mo and  stopped. Wonderful cweatures .these rats  on shipboard.", ,  "Rats.  Do you think it cau be   that?"  and tho woman wli,q'can,face''thi! gravest,  danger in the   world ^without  Jliriehing  shudders and   turns 'palo ' as the'sounds  , Larry heard come -.distinctly ta* he,r   ears.  Then sho suddenly s-njile$, -   ���������  "Cousin Larry'; "rub' do.' not"'-.work so  methodically. Listen; and,'.you* 'can count  the number of:taps"...;It'is'as if sonic one  hammered gently op;!-.'tiie..-part;tions. Per-  haps our friends,���������'tho.eneni*Jrjhave. another  lilari' on the tapis.'T'" *'" ' *.' ��������� '.*���������:-':;    '" '    '.,*"  "Jove! d'ye know what   ifc   makes  mc  think of?" bhrstsjOoufc ������;Larry���������"���������i^-'tole-  gra]ih'sounder ;at���������'���������'      ..:;     .,;���������;   jl .v ':���������. ... ,'  ���������'���������,; Ho says no moi^j^)*;: A^yil^'j'aa^-givpn^a  sudden-startled ier'yt'-a^n^ U18;t9>ri^.lei'"Ji(.'tle  flashes over her face-vrsKe bfffid.s-lior lieitd j.^deavbrs 't6;'f6libw him!'r'' "!; '  to listen. 'Now the genfclb tapsV- slioi't i;nd  long, coine froni a point close 'to her  ear, as though they are' -,-ueing " delicately  hammered on the vessel'sisicle. Suddenly:  Doctor.,Tack's wife looks?fu$,'^smiling--j���������  . "This is what it says,}-C'ttusin Lariy:'  'Avis, I am here. Jack.7"  x"- ���������  :���������'���������'��������� cHAPTij-Brxvai.   r%- 'r.  ������������������*%/. 7    7j%J   ���������   ' ��������� :f      i .'���������  At receiving this information, Larry'.is  quite delighted. ^e;.^id,de"||^"Vi*emenibers  that Doctor Jack eh&itced to '"be aii operator ihi his. youth_ul_days, and that having taught Avis h-V-g-.to seri^and receive,  fairly well when thby' were 5ttrst married,"-  they used to have considerable fun out  of the affair. . f- : ������������������'���������v-'*"    .;:;..;   ::'  Now, this knowledge   gives   promise, of  bearing practical fruits: .:-..,'  Avis is all excitement. The fact that;  this series of gentle ,tapingSj,u-;n,ot'-.-unlike-^  the wash of the waves"jtga.ii-is'& the ''side' of'  the vessel, , constitute a message from  her husband���������that Ja|k^tev:.realty jwithin.f  a. yard, of where, she   'sllmd's���������ckuse's   her  down like a tree, before,.the gale.  ' .  '/The dude', However, has looked   farther  ahead. _ v [  "You ca'ii com'muriicate with Jack.  Tell liim'td be'ready to board the yacht  at the first shot. By Jove! he'll know  what to do after that."  - "You mean to go .011 deck?" she asks.<  uneasily.        ���������',.,".       - '  "If I.can getJttiore. '���������'���������  "And "leave!mefalonc? What shall I do  if' tliey try" to^break Jjh'-ithc desor.?''  "Pull the string. Thp cannon   will   do  the rest, my'dear Avis," grins Larry.  ���������   "Then go, in heaven's name.','  She is uneasy. It is not of herself Avis  thinks, ,but of , hor husband Jack will  soon be engaged in a  desperate   struggle  with men who  seek   his   life, and- deep  down in her-heart shovprays that ho.may  be .preserves,]., to, .her���������that,, .no-^wifetched  .bullet will seek him!!'.out"for"a"* vicr1ain.!r''r'  " "Yon will*fasten-'Mie'" door;- after i-mc,  'Avis?"  'S   " '    -  ".Yes���������yes."  "And remciMber^if-thoy trvt to . break  in���������"  "They will regret it," -md"th'e''"determination* in hjsr voice speaks louder than  words. .  Larry5- gives her a look calculated to express his admiration', and. thenjflits, .over  to thc tdoor, casting }a grim glance at the  brass -cannon "that bears upon him, for no  one knows better than .Larry wh^t 4'"*'  gaping mouth "contains,"'and the..terrible  execution "it; wiU do whon discharged.' 1?  -He HstenVflrst.bfall, bait can-hear,-, 110,  sound from "the cabin that would indicate the presence of foes. Avis,is tapping  gently pneo more oii^the wall, sending a  message to thc one'wh'ose ear is pressed  against the side of the yacht' drinking it  in, while his companion, no-doubt, holds;  the boat to her place. ; *   .  The darkness which Larry,  more ��������� thtm  once has   growled   against "now   proves  their best friend in.time of need-.'.   ���������  -    Avis turns around and nods.     .^        >  "Is   it   all   arranged?"    ho ' whispers,  eagerly.        -      ' ' '���������' "        I   - ' "*  '- ','Yes���������ho will be there���������doiv't fear.'-'  "Larry 'kisses his hand to her , gallantly,  and then cautiously unfastens   tlie   door,  'holding his   revolver, fully charged   and  ready for business.  As the opening increases'in size he can  see into thc cabin, and notcs'thefadt that  it appears to be deserted.' Xow he-pokes  his head'out'to'make a mor,6.nv extended  survey before-' venturing wholiy beyond  tho threshold. ,  At the same moment a head is thrust'  out from the door on tho , opposite , side,,  belonging to the second stateroom., .-.A  head doubtless connected with tho body  'of a British seaman placed on duty,here  .to guard,the besieged Yankee.  'They glare at'each -ofciier for a moment,  but Lany is net to be so'easily balked in  ,;his plans, so he--.slowly raises   his, hand  until'ifc- .is   on a lino.   with. tho>:'fello.w's  head. '  '.' '",     < '  ���������What-'it contains seems to give new life  to the apparently paralyzed man oppo'r  site, for he suddenly"' utters : a- ^iirgliiig  * cry of 'alarm, draws his. .head in as might  a-mud-turtle, and slams .the door. No  doubt be.hind",:ifc he at once prepares to re-  ;sis,t;lboardgr's)<':det"onnined to' do or  die on  Yankee   en-  Larry ���������-smile's serenely, steps oyer, locks  the door,'and piits4ho key in his pocket.  ���������By this brilliant flank .movement he has  deduced ,the!niimber of the   enemy   frbin  ���������six toLfive. 'Forttine favors thb brave, aind  -Larr-y/is happy.., ;-/;���������; f; -V f;      ;' :!������-. j?  ���������;��������� Already Avis has clos_6l' the, dobr*'-_?ter  him, and'secured it, po.ithat' Lari-v- finds  x.t* i-^^jges 4*<iwn.ed;bG^inti;-'Ifris just what  LCCUS  tomed to shooting down men on sight.  Ifc requires'a t'mugbt "'of thV rascality'  which has been influencing "these men'to  steel lus nerves and, render him fit for  duty." '*"*-������������������    *���������'*���������"'<������������������&   '.-.     '  "'���������Thry   deserve   death,';   .he   mutters,  but all the   same   he   ainis   low  dowjn,  seeking to' 1?ive' a, flesh * wound ithttt 'w,ill  srllace;his victim .hors   de ���������,combat,' which  is all Larry asks. ���������    ������������������'���������. %  The'silence i of "the,i night .'is<. suddenly  .broken by the sharp report* of ,a revolver.  A jet of 'flame" flashes up" frdin tlie companion-way, and tho,fellow a# whom the  leaden messenger is sent, rolls upon the  deck' huggiiig'his lep;, **and "almostVleli-i-  ous from thexshock, .for, pain' he certainly,,  does aiofc yet feel." ,���������  Of ' c'ourse," at" this���������**"'abrupt-* outbronk*  there j-is 'the - utmost x.consternation ton  deck. ��������������������������� ,,Men call out and rush this way'  an'd"that with1" a vague* ^idea ' as'���������"to-.the  source of the attack. Some have seen the  flash j of the. weapon, and advance' to  overwhelm the'marksman",  '*>'���������       '/��������� '"^  Larry is ready for,, business, and qal-  ciilatcs tLat he can "cut the number���������of  their iii ess short'''' when-"' he fires- agiiin,  as" he,.will do;just as soon.as, he can get  th'e hammer of his fire-arru into position,  for the'weapbn1does'-?'not'*i'appear-to work,  as well as ifc^hould.^* ^ y ^������������������  ,That single shot has served as a signal.'  Two-human'-forms* corner tumbling on"'  deck, clambering   oyer   the   side   of, the  yacht near the stern.,  As they gain their  feet,- the   fact - is 'established, that ttuSse,  above  ,'the   medium "in*  new-comers,. are  height, and "possessed "'of extraordinary*  powers of -locomotion do judge from t"he  manner, in whichnthey 'advance.  This ' advent bifii)gs' 'hew ''cause for  astonishment, since it*has beeii so unexr  pected. The sailors, seem to be between  two fires, so to speak; and''hardly know  whether ,,to.(������tur_T!' upon,.those whq'rush  down the deck with the fu-ry of a"inoun'  tain' 'avalanclie, "* or  ���������*8hcea' tihe spot' where  belched forth the" spiteful -^flash   of flame-  that,-accompanied^heitelling sh6t.      >   t fi  When men   are -thus "undecided;-, and"  caught in a   tropj, tney are. in a good con- ���������  ditiqn to be easily; beaten. "It is .almost  as if they are already on the run.  * ���������Lar-y-^agaln'* comes''-tot'-time���������Larry'.,-  who has made up his mind rto keep'snapping the hammer of .his faithless weapon'  until   -the   revolving   cylinder   brings a  cartridge within reach that   will   do - its  duty. "';;���������-.'* "���������'-/'*   "').-'���������   "-  .'l'here is   another report^ tind this,time  a bullet enters thc arm'ofviVBritish sailor'  man, who, armed with a belaying-pin, or  marline-spike, has rushed up to demolish  the enemy  lurking'1 in   the   companion-  way 1   Itiat least renders him lc^&s ajggres  sive,, since  'the   arm   "that Js    ---���������'������������������������������������-  tehances.'tp be his right.  By������thi��������� time- the ,.two flying ^figures  have Cleared ihe. deck, and, are upon the  {���������partyy The'stehto'rian'' voice "of t|ie']_ng-  ^lishiord-lS'he'ard fcalling1 upon his ..men  5to rally and |r'epelv" boarders. . He,���������is^at,  -least,a man, "though"' far ��������� from" biiing a  credit to'his'.nation/ ���������'"*���������"        -'-     ������������������ - ��������� -'-.*���������.  man <who"  den tliat tney nave io time to prepare,  and, taken off their guard, fall an easy  prey to the aggressive American, who belabors them right and left.  Larry   afterward   declared   that  it reminded him of a {ball bounding   into the  midst of   the   ten   pins,   and  scattering  , them ,in every direction. __  Here g.. m'an/.goeaJ*owl���������j���������p_,. o,ver, sprgwl-  ing:Ws?4e_^h'^"J6iv  rhe"  ^eck   of the  yacht. .^Just,beyond, a ^econ,d tjaiior-, ������������������>-  deavors to grapple'with* the   inair who is  -the cause.o#-all this commotion, bnt Doctor Jack has no desire to** soelo'close q*iar-  "teivs, and stand   the   fellow   off with the  -skill oft-a champion.   ,  f ,;l,One there is who   has   cause  for com-  ' plaint, 'arid this   is   Kirke   Smith,   who  canno^. see *JJiat Jack met������ins t{?.leave him.,  any share in the little galne. As for Larry,  he enjoys**ljh"e sight hugely.    It   is a rare  treat -with, ^iim tof witness   tbe.   discomfiture of trie enemy, afteiThis recent experience'with, them."-'  ��������� l ���������f'*1' . *  1    Doctor? Jack, in the course of his energetic advance,    finally   runs against milord,' who"has nofr tried? to bejt>t a retreat,  knowing-; jbhat the, only, escape is .to jump  overboard,' or else'  run   "below   and hide,  l^ath* of-'which  alternatives" Jie 'sobrns to  fiiyor., - r^ < -',..-  ���������"���������His stalwart irgure*' brt������s Jack's trium-  pharit^vay/'ftnd"fl*ie twqfcoma'tin <;on(rfict.  Under ordinary cireumsfanpes tliQ. British bull-dog "might have b(*e_i soinething  of a'match for,|tl������e   Aniericiin,' but   not  , now.    Doctor   Jack   has been aroused to  1 tiger-like ferocity* by the abduction of "riis,.  'wife,'arid, a dozeijL.;Lqrd   Racketts   cquld  .hardly stand before him.  ,  *    The re'sulfis fiever1* for' afr,   instant in  'doubt.-    The   Englishman - 'has  jHjlieved  himself a master in the art of self-defense,  'vbiit. here he "finds' His guard brokeli down  by the veiy impetuosijby ofiJackJfi. attack,  arid himself, beaten to the deck. ,  " "All down!" sin^s -out* Larry, from  his place of-concealment, -when the last  man has thus given way before Doctor  JTacfi's''onset'.f -*'"'     \   >   ' *J    ���������*    ������������������������  i'l j"JLa*rrj,!'-'^calls out the ^loctor, ^with a  great wave of eagerness in hi3 voice,  ���������'*���������- *-fOn dficl  stricken  Tha"  his;  What ���������.;will"'>it -.ayaiRu  dashes npoii.-them has ^ftts^. irou" arm  doubly strengthened by trie knowledge of  his wrongs. He is 1 like -a -tigress- .robbed  of her whelns, and in her' native* "jungle  ���������a'Hvoundeu lion at bay. A score'of jinen  would, noti dismay him -now���������might not  overcome this, young giant from the great  republic of the north".     i>0  ^Besides, he is ably' seconded by-'the  man jfroin Texas, Kirke Smith, who has  tame^l liQr������o!s, chased Apaches and Mexican catfcle-tliieves. and l^.vecl a yjjild life  Qn'tlie great plains'of the Southwest'. ���������'  CHAPTER XIX.    -���������' -' '   "  By this time Lorct Rackeit"'hqginsjl ;to  .realize something of the 'truth, wjriich,  staggers him. He has taken note of flie'  flyiiig figures before now,- > ���������'bu'j'-'suppesed  they were some of' his own men���������that  the ,boat from thc "'Mole *l*uid returned  with the delayed seamen."      u " "  "  It suddenly flashes upon "him  trait*"th'is  is not-the! case.    Perhaps   ihii l-a'pidity* Of.'  Doctor Jack's advaiVce has* ii.s$methin^ to  do with this revelation,   'for,'not   one, of  the yacht's, sailors   cares "'enough fefr 'the*  "master-of   tlie   vessel   to thus   approach  with lion-like'.I'biindjj. -:   ������������������������������������':���������-..������������������'������������������'   ���������-.���������  .; -������������������]Jly-niptOn.:'r������nilizesi%.h������it his   situation, is  inclined 'to be dbsperli_<j, with"'enomie,s'/un.  both sides.;   He   doesiliioG know wlVuV.'to'  make of-the at'tack from the  companion-  way-���������whether "'."^ic   ])rdceeds'   from one -or  ���������niore^fo'es'.'?'i:'He'J believes Larry to be still  safe in the state-i:oom; and here are '-more  i*o-*f,:ad-������anciug. ,.,*/v;':        ������������������.'������������������        '.:v   '.'  '.-No, v/onder he .feels , bewildered, .'^.wi.tli  daagep, -trap*,: !,|o   msi-h'y   soxircds:  around  him.   He endeavors to, turn the attention  of his men to the   new seat- of   war," aud  succeeds,' in a measure, as tlfey.jffacf that  Oh deckl'i-^replies the du<f-j> crawling  over^the top sjfcepseand;,gaining his fee.c,  when he is ifnmediately swooped down  upoif.by-a "���������'regular ��������� hurricane,   as> Jack  ^claspsihjr. arins.aroiind him.,  ��������� ; Surely the lights of *Valparai������o   harbor  (never-shone'Upon* a more-'singular   scene  than the one that has just taken place.  1"Avis?Y' 'springs from' Jacli's lips. She  1 is the first thought in- his mind.  ,   '"She is wejl���������and safe ^behind a locked  ���������Hoor," it gives' fiarry pleasure to say.  4i '"l**hanktHeaven4orj**tha^*" wMls from  the heart of the almost distracted husband."'   ' *���������" ���������    vy ������������������������������������'-    ������������������  ,- ' Of "course, lyiscfirst thought. now is to  diyoidowTi into the cabin, and claim his  op! Indeed,'tDoetbrwcloias even'taken  ,a' couple',of steps inithat   direction" "when  "'he conies ������6 an abrupt pause.  .''->.a?here:i's caxise? "'  ; Loudyoices, are heard oyer the <>side'of.  the yacht, and, from   this   qircumstance,  ihe, knows   one'  of ' two ' things 'have oc-  . curred.j-Either-a boat^lQjad pf ,-jiailori5 from  some man-of-war, attracted -by Larry's  firing arid the,'"_bun&> of "^onftict, **rhave  comev>to investigate,, (or elh&j; the missing  seamen, belonging to the-Briton's yacht,  have returned at'this u*_*fortu*_ate 'h'ou^.  That the latter is the case Jack bedieyes.  Here is another question rudely and  .suddenly brought forward   fo_   solution.  _hese.so_fc of***emergencies   test a  man's  caliber, and - -fortunately- Doptor t Jack is  equal to them'.  Loi-d Rackett   lias   ifot   been knocked  senseless by the^blow* received, although  p\rirtially stunned,,and these  voices reach  his ear also.    Then comes tue hail:���������  "Yacht" ahoy!'.'        ,  ���������-   ���������       ���������������  : Herraises4ltniself from' deck^, with one  hand* a fierce joy taking the pTace of  'desp*air in his heart, j,  , -   .        i  ,,;'.Thi-* way,~Danton!.' W7e are boarded!  To'the rescue, Bfifcilh bu"_:dogs! Ten  poiinds to every man, if you clear the  ^decks'" he alsiosfc,shrieks, in his delirium of rage. ���������*  ��������� Tho men in fc^hc act of clamoring, over  ,the rail herfr, as do their comrades, still  bclowin thc boat. ��������� Probably -"fchcy-'have*  only a vague idea iis. to thp trije;-. stufte .of  'affairsj but the-sounds wafted'over the  water aS theydrew hdaV-rhe y-acht must  l have, warned them Ui������,tw ���������jsomethij'jg unusual was taking place. Besides, they  have not sailed with iiH-tOrft aH'-this" timo  without discovering, l*ds,weal"; npi,*a,ts,. and  no doubt have been concerned in more'  than, one.afi'ray on'necoui������*f������6C hlrn.'"'' ''''  ,,..I-lis exceedingly libera^ offjt)r .IlrQs their  assail  it is settled that they had Detcer   retreat",  he immediately decides upon his   course.  "Let us go below," is what he says.  The way to the cabin is close at hand,  and   from   the   threatening  manner   in  which the sailors advance   it   is   evident  that whatever they expect to   accomplish  must.be done speedily.  ���������'   Larry leads, for his   knowledge   of the  ^premises is such that he i^in a  position,  '"to. ."bake charge of his companions.  They have no trouble in - reaching the  inferior of the cabin. Jack immediately  closes and fastens the door, which is stilL  in a serviceable condition.  "Keep watch, Kirke," is, all he says,  but the man from Texas knows what it  means,,and woe to : the party who attempts to enter.  Doctor Jack turns upon Larry.  , "*���������  "Which door is it?" he asks,    huskily.  "���������"Wait���������she may fire," 'warns the dude.  His eyes betray the answer to the question.  "Not when I can   call   out."   returns  Jack, as he bounds to the door.  "Avis���������open!"  Her ears catch the tones. He can hear  the' glad expression she gives, tho cry of  intense joy that wells from" her heart.  Then trembling hands unlock the door.  It swings open, and Doctor Jack clasps  his own.  Tenderly he folds her in his arms,  which have long been her shield, those  'strong arms against which the tidal  wave of hate'have beaten in vain. 1  Larry busies himself. He seizes hold of  the little brass gun, and drags it into  the cabin, where it' at once attracts the  attention of the doctor and Kirke.  "What under the sun have we here?"  "Only a trifle, but it may keep, the  Britons out. I threatened 'em' with.it  oefore."^ ' '       /  "I see you've loaded it heavily. It may  be more dangerous al/   the   breech   than'  the muzzle,"'says Jack, smiling,   as  his  eyes fall upon   the   a'mazing   variety   of ,  'missiles that peep forth from the   moiith.  of the cannon. '���������.*���������' ,  "No danger of that.'   I loaded for business.    When   it   goes   off   this  cwaffc is *  doomed,'    by     Jove!"    declares   Larry,  proudly. . ��������� '       '      ,   ,  "Then let us delay the discharge as  long as possible, since we have our present abode on board, and hardly care to  go down to the bottom of the sea, or of  Valparaiso"harbor."'    - > r   ,    '  "Hark!   what's   that!'^    says   Larry,  suddenly. '        l -  ,A11 listen and can hear a .variety of  sounds, such as can have but one meaning.  "Getting underway," declares the  Texan, uneasily. ' , ���������i .  "Then it is time we made a move,"  says Jack.'    ' >    '  "l        " ,  , [to bk coktikued.] ,      \  11 ' ���������  ! Wire Matsby tlieFoot.   ���������     .      ' "1  '  Among the curious   things to' be seen _-  in   the "hardware 'stores   nowadays  are  '  woven wire 'door   mats   for   sale by the   ���������  yard, foot or inch.    It is only' a few yo_i��������� '  since the manufacture of tha woven,wire  mat was   begun,    but   these   mats   havo >  proved so effective as dirt catchers aud so  light and   easily   cleaned   that their use  has   spiead  very   rapidly.    During    tho  earlier years of   their   manufacture   each '  mat was woven and finished   separately.  JiJow some of the manufacturers are weaving   them   in   lengths of 50 feet, and in  such a Way that they will not ravel when  they are   cut.    The   mats   are woven in  different widths and done up in rolls like  carpet.  '*:   ,^l  ! 1       - > V  '    Z *.i  1   ���������'.'V.l  ������'"1  <"���������' * i I  (���������>  < ' ���������"���������Jl  .' Vegetables in Olden. Times.  Many of the" vegetables in daily use on  our/dinner tables were known in very  remote times. Ifc is known, for instance,  that asparagus was. grown 200 years B.  C, while lettuce was cultivated so far  "back as 550 B.C.  ���������>Ws.,rA  ,. ,f\'  hjs  < ^t"fi_^jj^: instant"' and'  Doctor .Tac'k is  ''iupGiV"'thi3ni.    He comes,-with , bu.sine.ss.in  . hi.s frame fii^.vt'he determination   ta"'succeed, in his'eye. "Who can re'sfet ���������u'ch'vim;-  ' pc'tUOSity"? ;,  : ;      " ::     <  . Already two. .of! -the .-.sailojv men 'hAve  ' beeii*>'iv"d'U'ncled'l5y, the"/, bullet-,*,   of Lai-ry  I^enn^yfijtnd can hardly be called'in the  "frngf^Iric-n^educe's-'t-h'e': riiimber' 'of "the  enemy.considerably., -Liun-y doi*;s;not jump-,  i-upancfj^how himself, for he believes, such .-  a sinau 'man would.no,t figure in a hand-  to-hand   contest.  'Better   leave   it   with  those.iWhjdjknow how.tf^deal- -with'  snch  -leakers,---afi'd ��������� lying   where   he. is,..awia*Ur*  ..the turn ..of e.ym*is philosophically.,.-,:.,  ._........, "''Ddc^'oV'JackT ably"' .seconded 'by 1_;irke'  yVbices   sound   near   him,   and...he can   Smith. is,.riow..ambplg* hi_"��������� ehemles; '"He  >^;f^n^a-'rt;^^,{(iiy^g^' j|s wrongs,   and   those  ���������;jyho   come   within.^.range. .ot -.his -a-rms  suffer, the. conseauences. _. It is all sq.jnid-  *.   . r_- ��������� ��������� .- - - ���������  he.waftts. "f*.;"*$fakes a fellow desperate,  ydu know, '!i$fy is accustomed to remark  Whenfspbakirig'of "fehe-TOat^r-latere"' ������������������-���������' ������������������  ' He turns arid leaves the cabin . behind.  The foes whom he seeks*:'i#%isdixte ���������'_r&,'dn  di3ek^-. OLndstherc the battle 'must be fought  that will decide the question." as;:;'to"who  'will have . possession of pofctor :��������� Jiacfes  Wife.,. ... !; . '"���������  ,. A minute .later and Larry's", head  pushes above the^deSk^'he.'^=cpnd&;t6'e  companion-way- having'fnade his passage  forward..- .7 ' - '"     '.;������������������'������������������ '"!' -'!':::-.".���������...?:������������������'$"������������������  .&������/  ca  distinguish   every rwpid. r:'L6j'd"-'jRack'St'i'  ������. and;,-fjhc captain o*f the yacht are talking,,  "The British .lord js in a tower/ins .as'^ion"'  *i  >:')���������'  blood.  "For that amount they woul  even a*trio of imps'from T^-Jhe*?. *     ���������  *���������"  After all the conflict has anpargntly  only begun, and Doctor Jack has andther  engiimement on. his hitnds hefore it? can  clajp-. tho'.yictOTy. ������        t  ' "l_t*"_ealizes this, and"instead   of   wait-  ing:sJta,b_?-attacked';'- rusho^   titSwartt^-the  .men whpvare clambering   over   the -rail-  'His-.'Jidvance is very like   the   impetuous  'sweep of a blizzarc^,;fi;n(i :5sauiej.; of  those  in his way are apt   tp   be.lieye >there is a  strong-comparison between the two.  \4 .^h's^in^<lvirkc'.,is*>,rei!olvod   to be in  ^ji'e.:-guniej aiul reaches the scone of action'  about as soon as liis'comp^in'fon. He gives  "���������the first.'majl'''he r.u-is./icitis.s-.a push tliSifc  causes, him to loSe his   balance, and   fall  with'a splVisli;into'lSic,,*_r*My*w''Ji.ter.  ' '-Tlie scene'for a min.utqor.so'-is iv iiecu-  liar.one.    The sailors boarding the yacht  pop iip here and there iii^heir' 'desperate  attempts,to climb the rail..:.*Some-.,4odge  when one of the Americans . rushes,  riy, while'others eift!ea*,v*'or'ia3''stand  guard,*-;and!.;a,s a .consequevpee; are -kn6cked  into the water, from .wh'ich they, einei'ge,,  dripping-wet, to crawl 'ov^itt. some' more"  distant point,    -���������     ., ,   ^ '������������������*;     r'. ,-��������� .t.  ; The   scene   of    disturbance   gradually  widens Until   it   becomes "impossible for  the frietids t6 take ������are-.of "������e rail*- linger.  Their, enemies .will manage to crawl over  in spite of "them'" and   they   must; expect  to'ho confronted on. a'llvsides;���������*assc(ril"ed��������� hip"  ���������and ."thigh.-,; .^     ...     ,..   .  ."-.���������. Doctor/Jack -does riot" desire*to use his  revolver, save as a laafc.yresort'.< 'These  men arc British sailors, not African sav-  *'ages, ahtt alfcndugh "in 'the" "seiwice' of a  ���������man-for. whoni'-he has .ojalir.' de������est>ation;  ,'still tjiey are /only doing their duty as  hired seamen.', >.".-��������� v-   ���������     *���������..>���������-.-     '  ' ' "When ha realizes that thcrdpromises, to  beassilre-general engagement, Jack calls  to hisTc'o'fnparJ-?bris,r ������������������ who spring to '''his  side. -, His #ni*ad is pT>nn 4 >'-***"��������� ^nd. vvhen  ������"-'     ������������������'.���������    ������������������������-''   :'.-*/.'       -i      ������������������������������������  Spider "Needed Help.  Donald seemed greatly interested in  watching a spider at" work on ifcw web.  After a few moments tho little fellow  called to his mother: "Mamma, here's a  poor, tiny spider all tangled up in its  hair."���������Judge.  *- Miiri'jinz a. Stick.  ���������' "That is a curious custom they have  in some of the South Sea islands," said  Mr. Wallace, "of marrying a girl to a  tree or somo inanimate object, which is  supposed to act as a sort of scapegoat for  the shortcomings of the real live bus-  hand." 7  "It   is   not   unusual," said  Mrs. Wallace, "for women   in   this"  country to be  'married to a stick."  But Mr. Wallace, with the .calm superiority of the   masculine   iuinu, refused to  ,'doem ifc a personal matter.���������Pearson's.  back wr  feh'ic wa;  Some Descriptive "Writing;. '  ���������They, were beaten, hopelessly beaten.  Fa to, cruel fafco, had decreed for them a  death /as .early as ifc was ignominious.  Without so much as a word, a sigh, a  whisper of' agony or a breath of resistance  they had been consigned to* thoir doom.  E.voii now, naught left of them bub tho  palo white of despair, w'oro they being,  pojircd over the lemon moringuo pie. They  were beaten, hopelessly beaten. It is eggs  that wo are talking about.���������Now York  World.  .������������������--.. Under Difficulties.  "Boys, if you don't sfeop thafc racket in  thoro I'll thrash you till you can't stand!  Don't you see I'm trying to write?"  "What are you writing, papa?"  Bufe.papa didn't answer. Ho was evolving an article on "Irritability, Our National Foible,���������" for one of tho magazines.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  .- The smallest diocese in the world is said  to be that of St. Helena. The bishop, Dr.  "Weiby, receives a salary of ������900 and overT  sees three clergymen. Still he has the title of bishop,, which is as sweet as, the  grapes of Esol to an aspiring church of  England clergyman. . ���������  v. The beautiful lace known as fayol is  made from tho flbors in the leaves of the  bitter aloe, grown in the.Azores islands, a  relative of the common century plant  *���������-, **-  *-..'i  ���������:            vi  - Mr-  ^- -���������-*-  -^     -"    T,|  '1:*'V'.'?/  ������������������*!."': K f������������������ 4W-toaV .������ UliMJkMf _"1������J-V_tl_  ��������� "i������j-v_ti _n, f  ^STf^ih*  j^f^^^^^ ..���������v^-.^^l-j-^-.^.rjfJ-J.,/1���������.f^l.n , ._^r_^.^������---^-i������rar.^T-^-^ ,-,fv^*v' "���������*������������������*���������*-" ���������������������_,���������>���������������.*.  -/y.'.-r-T1  li^'i^JJ'^m'  TBj tfMi*-PMLI  HIS, ,.  Cumhprla-nd,   $��������� ������.  /ssued     Every    Tuesday     arid  Saturday..  M. Whitney, Editor,  ts&'ms o? sjJBsgpiFrpif.  IN    ADVANCE.  *        ... 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The duty qf the  jury is to keep their minds unbiased, and be governed entirely by the  sworn evidence introducefl fpr tjieir  1  consideration. c  LOCAL BRIEFS.  Mrs. JameB Stewart and faprrily of Victoria, are guests of Mr. and Mra. Chas. Bridges of Comox.  LOST ou Friday last, two society jewels.  Finder please return to this office.  Mrs; Ostrander of Victoria will open a  millinery store in the Willard bJsck. Her  goods have already arrived.  Parties reaching  Vancouver Aug. 22 say  a five foot body of ore ia  exposed,  carrying >  milling ore going as high as, nii^e  and a, half  ounces in the Comox mine.  Nanaimo, Aug. 22.���������Nearly all "rfanaimo  turned out yesterday to attend the funerals  of Frances Horne, and Walter Work, who.  were killed in the Trent river bridge accident. The hand, several lqflges, tqqk pact  \a the procession,  A despatch from Vancouver. sayg Joseph  Qddy, a popular, young citf-jen of N,qw  VVestmii3jS**fer was drowned, oy Monday. A  densb fo.g was on the Frazec rivet wheq the  tugs May Queen collided.* A. numb.er of  passengers ou the May Queen were thrown  into the water, among them. Oddjy.  Sunday was. a pleasant day, aD,4 many a-  yailed themselves qf the leisure which the  day afforded, to visit the bridge wreck.  There was a constant stream, of visitors to  the place! all day long. A. b one hour there  wereabou" 30, mostly from Comox valley  There was a small aaug qf men at work  clearing up, the wreck.  The manufacturing ef $0. it batter, like.  the n^unfactuftng si eoy superior artiele  depends largely upo^ the O.aollty fit the raw  mafrrial, *nd upoo tbe ofcUl of lb* Ml^  factAirer.  The $rst *cd ipoeft io)port������������t MqokiU  ia having go_4 pure milk. Th* milk ebe-������lA  be sweet and kept twee* ontd otter the  cream U taken fronp il. , |t aboold k* (>.���������������  frqm any foreign niftorld, edon, t UAnU.  Vyheoever foreign ������������t������r*H ���������*** *���������**���������  are present, or wk������n������f er Hf milk to 'Hi'*H4  or ���������umIIi impure, we wej be eure tk#^ Uiere  will be prpuent ipjuriona germe wM������b ff  the forerunners gf poor keepiog iofer^r  letter. So be careful aboi������t tbe allktag,  aad milfc. If thp eowe ere etabled, eee ttet  thgy be kjept clean, eapeoie)ly H������e|r ������eMeie.  "Remove ths milk at onoe l|������to ^e yprer etr  of the dairy.  The next step ie to estreat tbe ereea, ee  econonomically ee p^eeltle. ?h������e m&t ���������*  done in either one of three weye,  1. By the ehallaw pan eyeteo^.  2. By f he deep eetttog ejpelep>  3. By the separator system.  Where the shallow p*n erste?a If need,  the milk should be set la e oleM ooel toom  at a temperature of sixty 4������freei ot lower,  for afroat 36 houre t*od no  |oager, ������e tbe  creatp is all up that wUI ooa������e up; eo4 pe4h-  iug ifl gained bv letting it eet, any |eoger.  Cr������*#m when e^poae4 to tbe elr W teHf  canepially in hot weather. beoqp������esthio||a_4  tough and will ������ot run through the strefaMT  Where there is plenty of lee. of Tety ������eld  water,   deep  setting cane' "mey be .������eed.  Strain the milk into the* ee quldkly ������e possible after milking, end pled* them, in lot 9*  cold spring water.'   It to abwilutely eeeen*  tial to cool down to 45 degrees it otoeaefcim  ming is desired.   Leave a* this temperature  for 12 houre in the summer eadSi how* In  the winter   Where it is difficult to procure  ice or oold apring waUr, I would reoomend  aeeparator.   Theee separetore are elterell  the n^ost   pTOnomipalr--ee*tbiiyr-r'|eewe-."'I|l������*  smallest per qegt pf Imtter fel l������ lb* ekim  mi}k.   A good separator properly ppe������*ted  wiH only leave ftbont pne t#ntb of -oqt per  cgRf;; while wit^ ������the other eyeteme there,  m%y be a variation all |he-;w������y   ffo������| four  tenths to one per cent.   Th* ������������������������*��������������� fcw������*  separator, being more free frpjn odore, and  fresher presents a better oou^ltkm- for rl-  penjng ���������"   .   *  The proper ripening qf cream to an art  that should be studied thqfpe^hly by every  butter-maker in the county ffftr upon lid������-  pends largely the ftsvelopqim* P* ���������*������i**1 ,nl--*  nutty flavor and aroqciatiq fldflF whlob ere-  always present in superior bm^er. - Toetett  with we should have   eweet   ereeuf.   On  moat dairy farms it is Ueceesary ��������� .to e������*ve up  the cream tor two ar three deye. until Mure  ia, enough for a churning.   Cere ebjeold- be  taken   tp keep it perfectly   eweel..Keep  your crean*t qan in water at 46 degree! f%  and kee,p it well covered.    SHr well. e#ca  time freqh cream is added^-  Begin to ripen ������bout 18 houre  before yon  are ready to ohnrn.   This is dose by reeling the temperetvjre to 65 degrees Ft; or If  the cream IwrbiEiguu; to turn aold,  60 degrees will   be g#������ieBi   In oold veetner.  use a atartgr.    This pan be readily m������4e by.  taking two qr tforee quarts of good .tklBe,,  milk and keep U������ ft w������rm oornerwl������ere the.  temperature will rauge from,70 to ,80 de������.  grees Ft.   Th,is must be edded to theereyn  after you have warmed it to 60 degree*..  Add in quality su^cient,  so. that at the  end of 18 hours your oream will - have a jsre-^  nounced acid flavor and will be f U**y *n W*  pearance.    This is the right oondltlon for  churning, . -;  The temperature for churning veriee wi*tb  the richness of the cream. Jt * esperetor to  used and the cream taken ofif thick, containing about 25 or ������0 per cent butter fat, it  can bq churned at 48 degress Ft. This "Win-  peratu,re gives a more complete churning  and better of ^ ������rmer texture. On the other hai^d if itia. ordinary dairy cream, lit will  c*nt<uii about froo^ 15 tq 18 per cent and  will have to b,e ohurned at from 60 to 62 degrees Ft. in aqm-mer, and from 63 to 04" de*  greea in winter.. Strain tho oream fotlo the  churn so aa to, remove any pieces of c^rd' it  may containt     Thftse pieces of ^rd   would  *'     ' ' ' *    .**  cause whitespeckB in the butter.  Thin ^ream suol^ as we get from deep, ee**'  ting and shallow pans, will cH_rn and gathr:;  fymfrn ^������4������tton 9tf#*i -** "^  mi*'/*!*, ������eeW|il|������ ff������n> *Sto������9*  m#vW tbjokeo tf #* oewwaeje* wHl  ceaww 4������ftfitoeteg#edd |������to Hpr***  watejr.Wf tbe eefne t������npereUre #e tbo oreem  4fter M������>ntte*f bre������k������. ndd Mtf* Wf ���������������*���������������  |ierv ������jlittleoolder itp^elble tbw the $r#l,  Stop ^he churn whe* the better b*e gnebtr-  ofcjbojtjttfko' wheat grelpe. Or������w off the  b������������lero-Hk e-4 ellow it V drajn abo������r-|0  orJPmleBtoe.^ TbWifil be In Die winter  eeeeon end Mm butter pUoed ��������������� *>��������������� ******  l������ prlnH Mil' witbont w*hlag., But It it  be tbe e-i^mer, wesb with pure eo|d water  '<m^ -eheei Wtio eulf the teste ef *be met>  bet.'  I woffld teyonieji-etl toeelilfr bntterto) M>e  oknn: " ������il eet ^ret'-, Hmrm*h kpiler  yW ere neektog from 100 |to of nlsed aril*  Weigh lliiir eallk before eefctef Jt away or  running It t*^*- ths eepar0or( er weigh  tbe crft-e ������^ ^niltto n������w nmok butter  yea ere mnkleg\m i99 Ibe ef it. Far n-  twpto; |f yoq feo_4 out by eetoel churning  reenlte tbnt u������4*r eertfla beeidttiwie yen  were meting 4 Ibe of butter to every 109 lbs  oi milk-t|*M������ Ityeo ."were eburning the ereem  of, eey nfO Ibe of milk, yot weald eelt for  Sgfbeef fretter.      ;  After yo������beve edde* Die m& revolve  theobum elowly entU Ihe butter npfeere  VMeeedbtUesge. Tbenll ee������lto rsenoved  to tbe worker mm) worked nattt too ooler  beooipee eren end the batter o������ being torn-  ed ever proeehte % dry e������i������Jeianot. -> -'*  CbnttoBt Do not wgrt nitoer it too tow  a, tompereture; m too low a tcToperature  wW������P^rboipMn. A temperevftre of 6%  degrees f������ wilj |������ fbwd abou������ right,  . -?a*,'jf*ote*nli'fter, op -fe tm^^M^'  wrapped In pWfcmeot paper, stee-ped with  your bffMid. end this brand should be n guar  M^otii^^ctov^.'';:-,^'  If y<������u������Akew-geod. atttoto, try to keep  yo^coetoi-Mr eupplieeV tbe yew nrouad  ^6*yMdi4n1r^6awjm#lw������y* bere the  advantage of k'ntody sole end top  market  price.     . '������������������' '.'""  Fnlyoar'bnit oflbrl Into yoar work;  ^a4 renumber *J������^'b������* deiag.   to  A FUW. RANGi OF THE  iSc-  each,  , r  NEW IDEA  PATTERNS  *5C'  each.  Union Depaptrri_ntStorE  wm������  Mrs. Carr, who has charge of the Dress,  making Department, is prepared to make up  any of these Patterns, such as  W I     . i r,  LADIES' DRESSES  JACKETS AND CAPES  LADIES' AND  CHILDREN'S  UNDERCLOTHING  CHILDREN'S  SUITS AND COATS  GENTLEMEN'S PAJAMAS  PRESSING GOWNS, Etc-  ��������� ���������, ��������� # ���������  '*   ��������� * '   <*��������� * ���������       *  '..Simon L_isEP...  wertb  >4  /S,'*--*  ll/l>  *������������������  -^'  LUM    - '    >  9m City ff Neaainw,   A������g-   17.���������Mtoe  WQeoB, Mre*ird, Rsv.Lueee,C.   Michel.  eo^^Perr^fpW. Hughes, J. Bruno. D.J.  Rrane, if. H. *���������o_p������. J. Brtu_> Mra. Flket,  Jonse, D. Bfdwte, Mrl- Tohnan, Ira. West-  'wood,   J. Cberro,  Geo. Carto,    L. Brank,  Urn Low, ������D.vnW Hnnleyk   F. Gowie,   lira.  Cowte, GrebAdi. J. Wnlton Mrt. Hnmlltoo,  bin, 8tew������rt. Mta, Tbompeoo*,  gsquimalt fc Banaimo Rj.  Tim* Tabte No,   3V  Tflkekeeffttt Ot 7 a.m. po Satur.iay Mar.  -. flStb l������������.   Traiue rna ou feoine  "' Stoaderd time.  '   ' QOl Rfe^ OHTH��������� RgAP PQWM.  'v Ji.-   -'     '"'        ���������I- ' '" "    Saul  ,, ( . .     .,c..y      . ���������        tPattr.18ue4'y  ''\'[^'- "aTKN"'D|5Rr8 ' "J  Tepders will be recoiyed by me at the of-  fle* ol abe Unloa QeUtory Company in VnL  oor up to ^eonofi September le* 1898 for  SJjnUNG KO. VI SHAFT.  PleneondepeeiHentioiie may be seen at  tbe Copipeny'e oftpe here.  Hie loweet or sny tender not neoesearUy  ecceptod.  ViU������. Aug. 181*98.  .   :^,A i ,;,;,. F. P. Little, Sup't.  *v. VtetoiU^Nenalme*_4 \������& \ "^  Welllns^a ......  Ar.NeaaiDM ������������������ <t>  Ar. WeHiavtqp ,,-  i������.ao i  11.44 I  4.00  T.U  .5*  GOINQ SQUTH^-Kkad up.  - I  ������������lrr  I Daily. I Sob,*  At. Vtotarle;.^,^;...^....:-1. Mjf������ |. fS1  Lv, NeM4mofa*?leterto,-- ���������������������{ *���������������  Lt'welltogtenf������r Ttetarl*  I 8.������   I  ������.������  '"''���������iWr" retee ead fefOnr-qfttten apply  ������������������* Cn������.  pear's efficee. . ___.���������___  STdUKSIICIR. JQ8BPB *UHT1R.  '.���������������������������,'v'*.-������ial������an'h.?.- Goal 8u������t  :������   , . , H.K.FJtlOn,  Oen. rfolf^tend peeBonier Agt  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  PUuU, Bulbs, Roses, etc., for full  planting. 54 vwltties ol Apples,  22 of Pluma and Prunes, 15 of  Pears, 14 *o| Cherry in one two,  and three year old*. Thousands  of Rows, most complete stock  in the Province.  Hold your orders fof wy new  catalogue which will be mailed  you as soon as out.  Send your address for Jt if  you are not a regular customer.  M. J. HENRY.  .   *"' t  M4 WeotmineUr Boad,  VAXCOUVE*,  "���������    I am prepared to  furnish stylish Rigs  ;   and do Teaming  At reasonable patea\  D. Kllpatplck.  Union. B.C.  x    also    x  Horseshoing and  GENERAL  Blacksmithing.  Riohard F. Wallis.  =s=  m. 0.  ESS  iro'ft^ iiiifi CH_JA?;���������A' good' eeeood  bond ttejMeV  Ap^y ������t ibto <#oa.  ..'-������������a  FOR SAt^M^-**1?1^ ^f^FT  perry  ^ favorable  torme h$ D.���������'������. * h.  AeeodaMon.-*:. 7-'-:-  a.ijr  ���������fOB jSALB.���������Mybeueeandewo lota In  toevai4eo^-I������'otlee*yi ������;:   - -  * ... .r.& ..-j. ,.       ���������   K. G������4KT,tUnlo������v.  7. ' I''"    I -  FOB 8ALB, RAKCH-^One mile end n    half from Unib^, oontalne 160   acres  end W)ll *ne^disposed of at a low figure.   *^������-  quire bfjijias'A_"������aiis.  GORDON  MliRDOCK'S . .  Single and Double Rigs to let  ��������� . ,: ���������^t���������       .  ReasonaWe.Prices  Near Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St%  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.  Notch H11.L Ranch,  Nanoos*: Bay, IJ C^  Breeder of thoroughbred and ar#*  class white Plymouth Rocks, B^ack  LANGSHANGS. Over 17-0 prizes wo������  in tbe last five yeirs. At Vancouver's  recent Show, out of an, entry of ?S  birds 26 secured prizes.  1 gaurantee 10 birds lo the liAtch.  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $_.oo  per setting of 15.  s&s  asffi  ������������^ ���������  THIS.IS Aa^AP.���������Onehelf Lo* * in  Hloek 5������ on Penktb Ave., eeooud hwwe  ,-WMt'ef  Enaliah  Church.   Neat  cottage,  also rtoofel'r See FrenkJ.D������ijfey, Agent.  .-1.  t ::���������*��������� ./.'_���������.���������_.  BLACK DIAMOND  HURservy,  Fuit trees of all descriptions.  Ornamental treeis. Shrubs, wd  Roses.  p. o.B(xx Wft x*x;xxxxx^x*xx  Hyi^CH^SON & PERRY,  HALIFAX  Nanaimo,  b. a  ' Jr6&c&&i&J-Vitt*rti    IGOberee, about  ' -' 33-'acr_3 ������������rt������etly eleared, and about m  ���������������������������������������������.���������'   e������WJs.'jclttared  but  ?������*   etumped,   3^  ��������� aopee. from Comox wharf, hleo oaegeod\'  'milt cow foy 'uiih^kir&KWBKCOX;  SUMMER BOABDEfcS.���������I will  take at my p\ace, at Little R^Isl a  f$w summer hoardters.  John J. ft. Miller  j     A General Banking Business  Transacted.  SAVINGS BPK DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received  from $1.00 upwards  and   interest allowed.  _____0___���������_  *  Ali buBinesB by mail carefwlly  and promptly attended to^  W, A. SPENGER,  Manage*?*  Ai  i  * J  "1  4>J  ("I  1 '���������  '    7;J  !'(  fl


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