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Array ti.  ft"  Semi-  Weekly  Edition.  t*7  FOR  YOUR  JOE PAINTING  Give us a  7'rial.   we  o  do Good Work at.  REASONABLE  PRICES.  SIXTH YEAR.     CUMBERLAND,   B    C.   SATURDAY AUG. 27th., 1898  1898  _P_=^OVI_2TOI_A.X  1898  .���������.EXHlBITIOlT.v  UNDER   THE   DIRECTION   OF.  Tlie  Royal  Agricultural   and industrial  SoctetyoP British Columbia.  The Premium List  is the Largest Ever Offered West  ' of Toronto.  Pyro-SpeQtacular Bombardment of Santiago   De  Cuba, and Blowing up of the "Maine." '  Followed by and Up to-Date Fire Works Display, which   has   been  especially   secured  for FOUR NIGHTS,' at an enormous expense.  Lacrosse  ana  Baseball Matches,  Bicycle Meet,  Aquatic,   Sailor,   and   Calidonian  Sports,  Promenade Concerts;  Horse Races.  DOG SHOW.  "OPEN TO THE WORLD.    ,  The finest Bjtud-i in the Province will provide music.  Special rate* over all Railway and Steamboat Lines.  No entrance fees charged for Exhibits.  Premium Lists, entry forms, aud full information on application to  MAYOR OVENS, W. H. EDMONDS,  Chairman Celebration Committee; Secretary Celebration Committee;  T. J. TRAPP, ARTHUR MALINS,  President R. A. & I. Society; Secretary R. A. & I. Seoretary;  W. H. KEARY,  Exhibition Commissioner.  0. H. FECHNER.  LEADING   BARBER  and  and Dealer in Fishing Tackle and Sporting Goods   Cumberland,      B.  C.  Espimalt. & Nanaiino, By.  /rfhJ-_Pi^LM\ 1  Sgg_5gg@g  DYKE & EVANS  Music Dealers  VANCOUVER,   O���������-  B.   C.  m-~$  %$**-  THE   STEAMER Crrv  of  Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  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.  '���������    Comox for Nanaimo  .  Friiday 8 a.m.  ��������� '���������   Nanaimo for Victoria,  ; Saturday 7 a.m.  FOR Freight or Staterooms apply on board, or at the Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street.  SOLE AGENTS:  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars   and   Mandolins  Organs, etc.  INSTOANCI  I am agent for the following  reliable  companies;  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  Current Rates.  Can be seen afternoon's at corner offic-  near The News.  James Abkam3.  SEND  FOR CATALOGUE.  >_ga_a_a_5_gs������������3geg������_sg;  PUREMILK  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SOU.  J". IR,, IsK^J^HlCDlZ  Genera! Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.... ���������  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  J. A. Garthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  IF YOU  Wish   a good   fit,  to McLeod the tailor  ogt., s to 13. i:_Ta__p"si:v:_3  NEW  WESTMINSTER  ,   , ^-IN, CONJUNCTION   WITH   THE-^   OHMS' SRAM) TIARLT CBLIBBATIOII  flHOOO    $18000  THE INQUEST.  > The Coroner's jury iu the matter of those  killed at the Trent river bridge met as per  ��������� adjournment at 10 a.m. August 25th at the  Court House. Mr. C. H. Barker' appeared  on behalf of the government, '��������� Mr. G. F,  Cane for some of the relatives of the deceased and Hon. C. E. Pooley, and Mr. L.  P. Eckstein for the company.  , The first witness was Dr. Bailey who described the condition of the deceased, nature  and extent of their injuries etc.? and said  that  from a view of ������ the" bodies/ and  the  go  wreck he had no donbt the deaths were  caused by the wreck at Trent" river bridge  Aug. 17. >  ��������� I :\  'Enoch Walker sworn 'and 'examined by  Counsellor Barker, said:,  "I live in Union,   am .\a? laborer.   I re-  . member August I7th last.   I was working  under Trent river  bridge with Wm.  Bell,  started to work there the day before.   Was  clearing away,-the   breakwater under the  bridge, side of -stream under.the span.   As  far as I know they were going to put a  foundation  for a stone' abutment.   I was  working for Richard Nightingale, ��������� under Mr  Bell's instruction that day. - I began work  at 7 a.m.   The  train  came  along about  8 o'clock.. The engineer was, Alfred Walker, my brother.   I hear I- the 'train'coming  and ran to one side for it to pass.   I was  afraid a piece of coal would fall out.    Mr.  Bell moved off 20 or 30   feet, oh the lower  side.    I looked up to see the train pass over  the bridge; I saw, it���������engine,  tender, and  coal cars leaded.   The engine got to  the  centre of   the   span.'   The' bridge   broke���������  went down gradually ,at first; then came  taster.    Notioed engine first going down.  Three coal cars were on the span at tbe time.  I ran about 100, yards down the river.   I  heard a noise like thunder.    Bell went far*  ther down the river than I did.    I did not  at first go back���������went to'see where Bell was,  then went back and helped Hughey Grant  from the wreckage,; underneath''the bridge  timbers.    He was   all  wet,   covered with  dust���������not dead, but couldn't walk.    I helped him out on to some timber.    Matt Pier-  cy was there helping.    He was the  brake*  man   and   came down   the hill.    I helped  Miss Home who was along side the engine.  She was unable to help herself in anyway.  I saw Dick   Nightingale   and   two  Japs-  dead.   Nightingale was on front end of engine, lying on some coal and tbe" Japs were  under seme timber in th? creek.    Didn't  then see my brother.   Saw Walter Work  who was lying   underneath   the   fire   box.  The engine was lying on its side, and the  coal oars were piled up on the bank behind;  tender was at the back of engine which was  headed towards Union,' the wayjit. was going before the accident.    When the train  came the tender was in front of the engine.  I saw   nothing   at  the time'to   cause the  bridge to break.   Train was running-along  smoothly, and it just seemed to come down  all at once.    Train was coming very slow  ���������a little faster than I could walk.    After  the accident happened I did not examine the  bridge; but I looked on it on Saturday last.  I could see the broken parts; some  of the  timber was Bound and some of it was rotten.  I took some of the wood from off the end of  a fractured beam.    Have  some of it  here,  [witness -was here   asked   to   produce   it,  which he did and it was  marked  exhibit A  and shown the jury] I broke the piece off a  beam  running    lengthwise   of  the  bridge,  where  it    was    broken.    I    don't ' knew  whether the beam was long or not.    I have  no   other   piece. ' I looked   at none of the  other breaks.   Have not been workiug there  since.    I rode   over the   bridge often,  last  time on Monday  before the accident when  the bridge was shaking.    I could hear  it  crackling���������was riding on  the engine.'   Alf.  Walker   was   driving.     He   said   nothing  about   the crackling.    I  never  heard him  say anything about .the bridge, when I was  riding ou that and .previous  titnes.    I  was  not working for the company.    Some times  there were others.    I didn't pay  any  fare.  Alf. Walker gave permission to go.    I aak-  ed him; I was  sometimes jtold I couldn't go; .  nevertheless I went; he didn't put me off.  "The day of the accident there Were on  the train Alf. Walker, Hugh Grant, Dick  Nightingale, Walter Work, Frauona Home,  Lavilla Grieves, Alex. Mcliado,'/Matt Piercy  and two Japs. I was told the object ot the  abutment I was clearing a way for��������� was to  shorten the span. This work was close up  to the old abutment. We had it pretty nearly half done. The breakwater was not part  of the old abutment which was boards on  the ground or blocks resting on the ground  as far as I could   see.   The   stringers were  above, resting on these blocks- I had not  touched these foundation; what I had done  had no effect on them."  Cross.exatnined ,by Hon. C. E. Pooley.  ' "Train was oenyng on to the bridge very  slow���������could not tell how fast, a little faster  than I could walk, but not much. I don't  know whether any steam was turned on before coming on to the bridge.  "I remember seeing yon Thursday .evening at,Mr., Eeckstein's office.   I don't remember  what I told  yon, then���������recollect  some of  it.' I don't recollect  telling you  ���������team was  turned on just before  the accident.   I waa too mock excited that night to  know what I said.   I remember telling yoa  it was about 8o*eloek in the morning.   I.  don't remember telling yoa I was removing  a breakwater whao, the train oame en tbe  trustle; but that was true; also I remember  telling you I and Bell moved to the lower  aide of  the  truseel,   and  that I helped to  "bring Hughey .Grant  and plaoing  him on  sooae timber,   and got some blankets and a  bottle  of  whiskey  and   gave  him   some  whiskey.   I don't recollect telling'yon the  train was not coming on the span very, fast,  ' and that steam waa put on just before it fell  .through.   I don't  know  how  many cars  were there.   I eaa'tsay I heard any noise  before the engine mm. tender went through.  Heard no crackling or anything else.   I am  very abort sighted}  oan eee yoa standing  there.   I can't distinguish   those  standing  beyond the  rail���������but can aee them.   The  tender came first over the bridge; it always  comes first.   Couldn't count the coal cars  at that time.   Didn't aee the  ears���������merely  guess work oal my part.' I oould " see the  tender. The cam were not in sight though  on the bridge."        ' , - .'  . Question���������"Was all the wood of the same  kind aa yoa have produced at the point of  fracture!" Answer: "No." "I went from  Union on the Monday before the accident,  to the end of the bridge.. All tho timbers  on theee bridges crackle in very dry weather. < I didn't know riding on coal trains to  the wharf was not_ allowed. / My brother  refused to allow me, to ride sometimes but  notwithstaadiog that I used to get on. He  used to stop tbe train for me. I don't think  this was a funny ' proceeding. I have seen  the company's regulations posted up at the  Lake that no one is allowed to ride on tbe  Union Colliery Co.'a cars. I didn't know it  was not to the wharf. I thought I could  ride to the wharf booause I saw people riding to the wharf. I thought the notice  only referred to the part from the Lake to  the town. I have seen people riding on the  cars, also from the Lake to the town."  In answer to Juror Tarbell. ������*I noticed  the centre gave way. The crackling I heard  on that day waa not any different from what  I heard any time in passing over, the  bridge."  Iu answer to Juror Douglas. "It collapsed gradually in the centre of tbe span. I  think that wood (pointing to the exhibit) is  from centre of the span."  In answer to the Foreman. "I. think it  is from the inside of the timber."  Re-direct.���������"Never noticed one of these  notioes [notice forbidding persons to ride on  the coal trains] only at the Lake, which is a  mile and a half from tbe e station, going  weat.   If auy one wants to go to the wharf  its a common   thing to   go  down   on   the  engine."  TO BB CONTINUED  LATEST BY fill.  INSURGENTS    STILL FIGHTING.  London,   Aug.   24���������A   dispatch from  Madrid says  serious  fighting, has ��������� taken  placa between the Spanish in  Cuba and  ,������he insurgents  in  which  the latter lost  500 in killed and wounded.  CHARACTERISTIC.  Vancouver, Aug. 24���������Dominion  Custom Inspector McMichael .made a,start-  ling announcement yesterday that as a  result of his investigation be found that  for six years the Chinese and Japanese  >  importers in Vancouver had been  syste-"  matically cheating the customs by. having two sets of invoices, one .for the mer-  chants and one for the customs officers,  the latter grearly  probably $100,000.  under   valus.  - Loss  ELECTION CONTESTED.*  ,', Victoria, Aug. 24���������A petition has been  fyled  against the election of  Ellison'of  -North Yale.   This makes ��������� 34   contested.,  Death of * Pioneer.  . At halt past 6 o'clock Thursday evening  last Oliver Duncan of Sandwick passed  quietly aw-ay at hie Rome. (Oh the 13th last,  he receive^ a slight: aeratek ee> hie leg and  eresipelas set in. He was attended by Dr.  Millard. It is said he had been failing since  Ust spring, but kept to- his work, as it was  his nature to be active. His funeral takes  place to-day���������Saturday���������at 2 p. m., Rev.  J. X. Wellsmar conducting the services.  He will be laid away in the English Church  cemetery.  Mr. Duncan was just turned 70; was born  |n Shetland Inland, and came here in 1861  reniding at Sandwick. He was always industrious, of explemplary habits, quiet, and  though much esteemed, took apparently  little interest in public affairs. j_e had so-  cumulated considerable property* and leaves  a widow and daughter.  TENDERS  v..  Tenders are hereby called for kalsomin-  ing and painting the interior of the Presby.  teian Church, Comox. Full particular,  may be obtained from Mr. J. Mundell at  tbe Church.  Aug. 23, '98. R. Landells,  Seo'y B'd of Managers.  v  MAY BE LOST?,  A pleasure r yacht   in   which 'Mrjs. J.  Hall and Mrs. Mason went' 'out - in  yes-  terday has not   yet   returned.j andv,it  is'  1  feared something   has'-happene'd.-^Vic-  toria.       , ���������   , -v...   ,-"'���������  t  M.  BICYCLISTS HAVE   RIGHTS   ��������� ,  Victoria, Aug. 25.���������W. G.  Bow-  ���������>   -      -_   . ��������� "������      ���������       .,>'.������  man. was fined $50 for crowding   a  bicyclist off the street.,: v '  WILLPDELAY VANCOUVERJWORK  ��������� ���������; Victoria, Aiig. 25.-:--A scow loadv  of 200,000, bricks for Vancouver  sank at the wharf to-day. -  GOAL MINE TROUBLE  Pana, 111., Aug. 25.��������� Sheriff Col-  sum assembled 125 deputies to-day,  and gave them instructions to arm  and meet a number ~of negroes ,to  arrive from Alabama, to work here  in the coal mines in place of white  miners on a strike. -   .  RAILWAY ACCIDENT.  Port Huron, Aug. 25.���������Many per  sons were seriously injured   by   %  railway collision yesterday between  Allmont train and train from . Saginaw  division.    The former   was  loaded with excursionists.      c.  THE THUNDERER'S OPINION.  London,  Aug.   25.���������The   Times  this morning says if half of the Cuban stories are true, no wonder the  Americans are disgusted with   the  insurgents' conduct. The insurgent,  leaders make a   grave  mistake   if  they imagine this conduct will   go  unpunished.    It may   be   troublesome business, but America having  put her hands to the plow will  not  turn back. *  CARD OF THAFKS.  Mrs. Alfred Walker and Mr. aed Mrs.  Edward Walker desire to thank their friends  and the public for many acts of kindness,  and expressions of sympathy extended to  them in the hoar of their terrible affliction j  also for flowers sent by il. e officers of the  steamer City of Nanaimo, and all   others.  Found.,���������A lady's waterproof cape. Owner can have it by calling at this oHicc and  paying for this notice.  The coroner's  jury   hold  a session    this  forenoon���������S_,fcardiy���������aftar    which   an    ad  journment   will    be  effeoted.    This  makes  the 3d continuous day they  have  been   en  gaged in taking testimony.  A  m  1,''  1    ~>i I  <* V  >���������(���������   I jbsbssgobsjhj*-  .A  LAY SERMON.  Yo Hciitlejr.en who serve the British drama  With all tho wit and -wisdom of your pen,  Wlio from a highly cultivated Karma'  Evolve your views of manner- aud of men,  I would hut ask, as one whom oft an order  Ailuiits. a worshiper within your fanes,  Why by deyrees your plays are growing broader '?  <1 trust tbe word sufficiently explains.)  < Has decency *=o far gone out of fashion  That ye must needs, to catch the English  folk,  Hi)) for your plots In troubled peels of passion  And bait your hues with spicy equivoke?  V.'liy arc your personages so full blooded?  Why nail such scarlet colors to your mast  And hold aloft as "she who must be studied"  '��������� The1 lady of th' apologetic past?  ���������(Joist ord Dick m -'The Ways, of the World."  LZE  C.N; 7HE  CAVALRY.  CHAPLAINS  IN  THE  NAVY.  Kra_ch of  Service   Ilecarding Which but  Little Is Euown.  Beyond the main fact that n clergyman  is always to be found on   board a man-of-  war tho public knows hardly anything of  chaplains in   tlie navy.    This is not duo,  however, to tho unimportance of the corps.  At present  every chaplain, with a single  exception, is actively employed either on a  man-of-war or at amimportant shoro .station.    Tho secretary of  the navy declares  that tho work of a chaplain is very highly  appreciated on  shipboard   by mo.t of  the  commanding officers avid that the moral  , effect of  their  influence upon   tho men is  noticeably good.     There are but 24 chaplain;; in the entire  .service, and acquaint-'  anco with the personnel of the corps leads  one to believe that the standard oi fitness  has  been   kept high   by   the appointing  power.    The regulations  require that an  applicant as chaplain be between the ages,  of 21 and 55 years and a minister in good  standing in  his denomination.    In .addition (o these qualifications practice requires  the hearty and   unequivocal indorsement  oi high ecclesiastical authorities, who aro  willing to assume a good degree of moral  responsibility,for  the appointment..    Political  influence of a  high order may bo  used to bring the applicant  to the  attention of the president and secretary of  tho  navy, bub can avail very little beyond this.  The chaplain, once appointed, ranks as u  commissioned officer of the staff, messes 'in  tho wardroom when on   shipboard and   is  entitled  to  a  private stateroom   in   tho  wardroom quarters.  lie wears no uniform and in this is tho  eole exception to the rule which obtains  on all the ships of our navy and applies to  all officers and enlisted men, from the admiral of the fleet to the humblest mess attendant. Nothing invidious is involved  in this discrimination, and it iSvto be presumed that if a majority of the chaplains  were to ask for a uniform it would bo  granted.. Tho chaplains as a rule dress in  ordinary clerical suits, the coats close buttoned, and in bloufJo or frock, according to  circumstances. In conducting divine serv-  ico each chaplain is permitted to employ  the order used in his own denomination  and may also use tho vestments of 'liia  church, if any.���������Chicago Chronicle.  To Its AbNcace  Ha Attribnted tlie Loss of  the  __it:������:*c������i- Five7Forks.  A number oT Cdnfedei-������re>vettrans happened together tho other night, and, ;:.���������> is  often the cnac'they began, to'"qui;: and jolly  each other nbtiut tlie respective \aiuu of  the cavalry ?:ik1 artJ-IUirv during the i:������-  parraut engagements of the war. Oloml  William Laughlin was a cavalryman ior  four years, ami ho naturally has a tender  spot for Thovalue-cf bis-departmentol il.e  great, army.' Tho"colonel listened jot a uit"  until the opposition ,get in the heigctof,  their argument, when he quietly pul.'cd  the following letter on them, which \v:;5i  written by General Robert E. Leo to'General.Wade Hampton, a copy of-which General Hamilton had sent to Colonel Laugh-  m :  KzA.li CA!!'n:i:svir:���������E, Aug. 1.", 3������(~.'  I_v Deaii Geni:ka_���������I was ve:y much giati-  fled yesterday at the reception of your letter  i;f the 5th nit. I have been \jery aii;:io-.;s cr.u  fwir.iiR you and cor.kl obt.-un no .-usi.-zciory  ir.l������.:'_,at}oR. You e.nanot regic-r. as uiu.h c������-1  did that you were not with us at our flacl  struggle. .The absence of the troops which I  had seat to North aud South Can.bna vys=. 1  believe, the iir.iufdiatc tauho oi our disastc:  . Our troall force of cavalry ta largo portion of  the man who had been >e:it to, the inte::i,r to  winter their hof-x's had not rejoined their leg-  nncnts) was unable to resist the united J-Vdcral  cavalry under Sheridat., which obliged ������ao to  detach IjickeTt'i- division to I'itz Lee's su;jj.<.rc,  weakening niy mam lbie. an'd yet r.o: acci.:a  pii_inag my purpose. IX you had b<vn therewith all of our cavalry, the. re.-aU.if -at Kiao  Forks would have boeri different.' *'* ���������' V! "at  -very happiness may attend you and your-, to  ihe triaci:re wish oi your friend,  '   "<       -' ' " '     K.'E. Li:i:.  ��������� Detroit Tree Press.-  Looking Indian. ��������� <>  "    SDinobody dropped a stickpin in, the ball  the'other day and  had   haru work to find  it.    She htm ted hign and low, and on lier  hands and   knees, ami with  a caudle  sj.e-  oially procured 1-ir toe purpose, but ir was  no use; .the pin was very t;ny and uuper  ' ceivftblcvits value !>��������� ing that of assoc-wiirm  '. rhther than size or Irilliaiicy.     The sci. ts  body, alter a iir.ai s.iuke of  the rugs. *\m?  just about to give it up   forever when oue  of   tb-o children   chanced   lo come   alui _:  "Why don't you look "Indian' for  it?'   ne  asked.      Bcforo    the    somebody    ri���������l:_.vU  what was meant down diopped tho young  "srer en   the floor, his he-ail ami. bis win Je  body lying sidewise and   just  as Hus������j to  tho dead level as possible.. Iu this puMtk.n  his eyes roved   rapidly over   tne-llour      ,-J  have,it," he *l;outeil   presently,, ^r.d   *ure.  , enou'ghjjright in tb������ /middle of .the jlo. r:_.  >u so i>Liiii a place4'that it had. escapeu^i.o'.  rico,"'   was   the    mining   stickpin.      0 at"  'youngster  then  explained  that "looking.  Indian,"'meant  putting  the  bend   to i ji  giroii'iid    in   order  to  catch   sight, ot   t.-ic  smallest object,  bot^een on������>uiL'  anu   ciu  ho-rizan.   ."They do it on the plains all t;.c  time,') he said.    '"That's why tliey can ;i\  way's tell who's coining.     But it works* in  houses just as well as on the plains.   \\!: y,  we  never  lose  anything   in   tho ntir^iTy  nowadays���������wo just "look Indian' and i:mi  it right of!'."���������New York Sn������  A   H  OS-  ESSAY ON' CHILDHOOD  trV   thf  U*:itJrt;  '   ��������� ' I'rl'jcxl.  Tlie followriig essay on childhood, says  the Atlanta Journal, was recently .read  at the' Xnrniptown Literary .Society Uy  Mr. Randolph Hogg, one of the society's  star, iu embers:  ''Chiidiicod is a good thing. Icis something all of us havo had more' or le-s experience   with,    is   is   a.   pretty  mat ter  beings  co get along in tho vorld  a   child   at   some   jieri<-:l  careers.    Childhood is the ilush  of lifo's young .spring. It  airy dreams and   golden  ui.'Jiculfi  wiLhcv.t  in   our  orxlilinu;  is tho season of  ainbicions, aud  With Firellics.  :...,.;������������������. ',   Self Kelia.ilce. ..���������������������������'���������  Henryj Ward Beccher aised to tell this  _tory*6f ��������� the way in!which his teticher of  mathematics: taught him to depend upon  himsolf. "   ;'��������� ������������������'���������': .    .'-':\   c   ','.������������������" ",  "I was saiifc"to the blackboard aud.went,  uncertain,-full of whimpering.      .  " 'That lesson must be learned.'' said my  teacher in a very quiet tone, but witli a  terrible intensity. All explanations ���������.ami  excuses ho trod .'underfoot with utter  ficornfulricss.. 'I >vaut that problem. ' I  don't want any reasons why you.havon'fc  it,'ho would say..-.- .    '  ���������''I did study two hours.'  " 'Th���������t:s nothing to inc. I want tlio;  lesson. Yoa need not study it at all, or  you may-study-if ten hours, just to suit  yourself.    I want tho lesson," \  4'lt was tough for a green boy/but it  seasoned, me.- In less thana mouth I had  the most intense sense of intellectual independence and-cburago to defend my recitations. ���������';;.  "One day hiscold, calm voice fell upon  *me in the, midst of a demonstration, 'Sal!  "I hesitated and then went back to tlio  beginning, and on reaching the ii;mie jjoj :it  iigtiiiv'. 'No!' uttered  in  a tone of  convie-  tion, barred, jr.y progress.  " "The ,next!'-.ami  I   sat  down in red  confusion. ."  "lie, too, was stopped with 'No!' but  went right on. finished, and as he sat down  was rewarded with 'Very well.'  " ' Why,'".whimpered I, 'I recited it just  as he did, ami you'said 'No:'  " 'Why didn't you say 'Yes' and stick  to it'? it is not enough to know your -lea-.  son; yon mtis't know that you know it.  You havo learned nothing till you aro  sure. If all the world says 'No!' your  business is to say 'Yes' and prove it.' "���������  Good Stories.  Sincerity.  In lifo sincerity is tho sure touchstone  of character. Tho good and valuable man  is he who strives to realize day by day his  own sincere conceptions of true manhood.  Thousands aro struggling to exhibit  what some one else admires to reach tho  popular standard* to bo or appear to bo  respectable and honorable, but few make  it their aim to live thoroughly up to their  own individual convictions of what is  right and good.  Carlyle well says: "At all tnrns n man  who will do faithfully needs to believo  iirmly. If be havo to ask at every turn  the world's suffrage, if he cannot dispenso  with the world's suffrage and . make bis  ow��������� suffrage serve, .he is n poor eye serv-  i;nt, ami the work committed to him will  be misdono."���������New York Ledger.  Tlie Desire to Excel.  First Woman (over tho garden wall)���������  Mrs. Jonks told mo yesterday that she was  the most miserable creature breathing.  Second Woman���������Just like Mrs. .lonks.  Always trying to outdo   her neighbors.���������  Worth the Cost.  Wife���������I think we ought to havo our  daughter's voice cultivated, John, if it  doesn't cost too much.  Husband���������It can't cost too much, my  dear, if it will improve it.���������New Orleans  Times-Democrat.  A- FaVaLuating: .Place.  "Of 'all   fascinating, places  under  the  Dim,','said a_gentleman who has traveled  much, "t'ho. island.of   Tahiti, one  of  the  Society' islands.' is/the'most fascinating.  In   that  country, a -'little  earth  lost in a  vaauioecan," nature has,done everything to  make .indolent souls happy.    The climate  is temperate, and .even all t the year round  the  -vegetation   is  luxuriant, tho  women  beautiful and- the nights, full of  peri time  and mystical light, stir the most practical  mind to love of meditation and dreaming,  /ihe  influence of  this dreamy, lazy life is  insidious.    It is not necessary to work, as  the island furnishes food without the labor  of Ullage.  I know a number of .Americans  and Frenchman  who had gone there for a  visit and have   bocon:o so enraptured with^  the languorous existence that," like flic visitors to lotus land, they lie down and forget  Irian els, home, ambition and everything.,,  "I remember how I used to feel tbe influence  steal   upon' ine.    Many a   lime I  wished earnestly to east.m'y lo& with thosa  languorous people.    1 can look back now  and see myself  as I lay one night against  a cocoanut tree in a soft of ecscasy of meditation.'    Overhead was a sky bright with  a million stars. ' Sounds came to me in a'  strange fashion, blending into a murmur.  A short distance away a group of natives,  girls and men, were  shouting' the'rhythmic chant of the upu-upa dance.  I thought  of myself on this lutlo isle, with ocean on  every,sido'and New^r^  distant;'   /Nothingv;seemed!"real/;tp mobut  that spot ; in the  soa, with   its:������������������ briglit'sky:  overhead.  /I  could   ���������earv- indistinctly the-<  chant of the eingorSandjthe sobbing of }th<a-  wa'ves. A lnysteribXis ohai'iii possessed mo.'',  ���������Now- Oilcans Times-Democrat.      .^v': ���������""/}���������',  Heredity of Ileterojjeireorisi I'bpulatiorts..  The extreme fluidity bf our heterogeneous ^population is  impressed^ upon .us by  every .phenomenon   of  social life here in  Am erica. / We ,i in ag in o tho people of.' Eu -.  rope, on-- the other ,|hand; after scores of;  generations of  stable  habitatioh   to have  ee ttl cd  th em sel v es  perma n eutly a n d. con -:���������  tentcdly.into place. -This is an entirely er-/  ronoous assumption.    As a inatter of fact  they  aro  almost' as  mobile  as/'our ciwn  American types.    There are  two ways in *  which',;demographic crystallization iinay;  lia.vo  taken, place���������a people may have'.be-;<  come    rigid'.'horizontally,    divided    into.,  castes or  social  strata, or it  may be "geo-.'  graphioally segregated into'localized com-  m unities,,vary ing. in size all;,the vyay.ifrpin-,  the isolated hamlet to the highly individualized  nation.    JBoth /of  these forms, of  crystallization are   breaking  down  today'  under the,pressure of  modern/ industrialism and democracy in Europe as>yell as in  America. '  Nor is it true that tho recency  of our American social  life has made the  phenomena of change moro  marked here  than   abroad. -In fact, with   the. relics of  the old regime on  every hand the present  tendencies  in   Europe aro  the more startling of tho two by, reason of the iminedi-'  ate contrast.���������Professor W'JllianiZ. Ripley  in Popular Science Monthly.  Snuff and Snuff Taking.  A'wordih .season to snuff takers. As  the nerves of our nostrils are so little protected, they are. very delicate and sensitive,  and when wo take snuff all tho nerves in  the body are affected in sympathy. In  consequenco si'.ulT taking, iiko smoking,  has a narcotic effect upon the brain and  waturaly acts upon the intelligence. Thus  it can easily bo seen that it weakens the  memory. ��������� If .wo wore to use itonlyivs a  medicine or an occasional stimtr>.>nt, there  would be some advantage in. using it. If  used constantly, it inflames the nostrils  and may produco 'nn incurable polypus.  To those who make blood quickly or are  feeble or suffer from ulcers nothing can  bo more prejudicial. Snuff takers have  generally weak sight. In short, it is a pernicious habit and ono that should be  fnujiht against vigorously. ��������� Now York  i.ei.c-er.  A Kind Offor.  Highwayman���������Your money <:r your l.fel  Poet.���������Money I  havo  none, but :if you  will tell me someof your adventures 1 wili  write   them down   and divide   the prolils  with you.���������London Tit-Bits.  given  across   the  A Dreu Covered  The most wonderful dress "ever beheld  by human eyes was worii'nc'a garden  party by, the Countess Palovolovetch. She  ts a linetiLdcscendautof Ivan the.Terrible,,  and her famous ancestor certainly .seldom  did anytiiing that caused such a sensation  as that produced by his descendant when,  sho appeared at the garden party in a gar-!  ment decorated with fireflies., tj  Lights of scarlet and threads of flame  mingled in wonderful mosaic; then  gleams' passed and repassed  dress. < .One mimito it was glowing from  rhe waist to the hem,; then tho bod .en  would light up; then all would grow dull  and gray^only,to light up again "with another burs-t of color'of dazzling brilliancy.  Tho material was the richest of brocaded  silk, and attached ro it, each in a tiny,net  all to itself, were nearly 600 firoliies rhat  glowed and glistened like so many electric  "fairy" lamps. Over this'was a cloud of  roal.roecrhlin lace, throughw-hich came the  strange gleams and dons of fire that bad  amazed the guests. ' ' c  The fireflies were of the ordinary kind,  except that in India they are more bril-.  Jiant. About half a dozen of tin* tiny  creatures died during th������ evening, but tho  rest continued to _jJuw imtil> the.couiir.u.s.1  returned to her home.���������Strand Magazine.  The Dae (PAuiuaif.  truly be  wdd of  the'  Dncd'An-  intere.trjug  nni.MeoMfjj  It may  ���������illale that lie-was a singularly  figure in tho second hali'obthe  century. -I-Ie,had all the h.-,;iumu'>.-. me  perseverance and the extraordinary i.tei i.i  judging men and things that helonu'so a.  man of* hisjraco and was besides'reinark-  ably uiftod with artistic tastes and a nice  penetration. With bis skeptical and.ijauic;  air   he  could   say wtny tilings   in chosen   i-  cramp, colic and   scodticks.    Ar.-d. as wo  grow old,1 as vlie ghostly   shadows   ol tho  great afternoon steal   athwart   our pathway, we love   to sit   down    and   recount  tlie joys of tb-.vaufcrfuKl past.   W������ love to  rocuil the exhilarating thrill   whioh filled  our   IirciirU; wlieu we jstuc-k our thumb iu  our mouth and looked   in   at tho dining  room   door   ju������"t   in   time'  to see- tlio fat  chicken log we longed for   vanish    down  vhethroat of   the   local   preacher.     How  cold arid desolutu tbe world looked!   How  we longed to hear a motion    to   adjourn I  1-Iow we yearned lo hand in a   lonu letter  of rosn-is!    in   fact, wo threatened to go  exel-ush-ely into   the   yearning, business.  Another 'plu;i.<;:.nr. 'memory   that   conic'*  back to' us   mixed   up   with rose mist is  x.has of iiushina; a wheiilbarrow  along the  m:t:*i:in <^l"a stony brook for the purpose of  gathering   up   a   job lot of sMiOtiebiMiUes.  Then what noble aspirations   thrilled our  souMvh.jiYwe r-tole   into   the paniry and  las=ouft'tho   fruit   jar ������with   a bow-iring  and with a manly pull   landed   in on tho  floor with stic-h vio'ence that  the   eranky  old bottom followed theexanipla ot South-  Carolina   and    ijeeeited    frpni   t he union!  And \v--h what rapture do wo recall    dhu  tidal \vjive of joy th������t swept over u-- wnen  mother, ctnne   s.jftly   in   and  wrapped w*  in tho downy'folds of the broom   handle!  "���������'J'he.n' there was the old - sebonlhon-e.  The memory of in comes back   to us like  the   delicious ;pleasure     which  around,the   presence '��������� of   ;i(  aud'oyci; the".muzy   viiioii   of oiir dreams  tioats the sublime utterances   ofv'Shakespeare :  " 'IJnvv   utterly   tough   wore the days of  our kid hood,     '    "  In the sehoolho-se   that   stood over  r      by tbe slough ;  We roce-d the, water and cut,all   tbe  '    "IVGCKi,  And svvej>t up the flour, for wo had  .    do.' " * '   '  HOW  SHARKS ARE  CAUGHT.  It Is Exciting; Sport to Land the Terrible  Monsters.  Although it is possible that it would not  find favor with the devotees of Izaak Wal-  v  hovers  biilvcol lector,'  their  iiru-  it ta  language iiko his   father, King:L*juis Pfu  ii ppo/i.^'iln^^^ sy ii< pa l lietic/iieii  era tion to which he 'belbngetl; will no v or .be-,  rep la cod in Fra p ee., :'������>y hi s ,d ea t h \ii,-. vy i i o i it.  ejKich disappenrs���������-I was on. .the Vpoiiit:-''<if;  saying a .\v hole'race. ' A t a 11 e've.nts-Vi.'/ni're  chaniTer has passed cKCt of ;.::ght.'���������'���������.';������������������ Such  ���������minds, said;.;La'.I;������-ochefoucaiild.:aro of. pure-  gold. They have been tested and are )jre-,  eious because they have suffered.. ���������-ile-uri-  Bouchot in Harper's"���������Magtizibe.  ,:-..... .. ^'l!iVCR,*lnd \?hayr;s.  ���������',;..���������'.'' W'be:i   tlio  first;��������� exci iem'e.i i t... lit tendr<g:,  the  railroad  accident wasi  over  anu   t'..e  ��������� members   of   the  greatest show on . eartl.f--  that still survived gathered/iii: a'group beside  the  track, it-was  observed   that the-  bearded lady was sufTering acuiiely.     .;  "Are you hurt!-'',' asked the liying skeie-  ton solicitously..77?-' ������������������.'::: '���������'���������':-/ -i; ���������'������������������.".' / '::  ��������� ''I am seriously injured,'' -��������� rejilied the  lady of ������������������the! whiskers, ���������'very seriously. 1  .have lost -niy7.dniy. means ot iiyeliliood. 1  escaped, but-'iitv/sneh.a cost! ; Do you nq>  .realize'  ["acts. .  that-I/had a very close  shave?'  ��������������������������� The  stone,  placed  v!.-  Gauls,'to nmiio handles lor their  ixes;' cleft the,- branch -of a ..'ti.-ee',  the .stone in it and left it t.iibtho  \vouiul in tho.wooil, had. been eomplotvly  "billed. ' ���������'.'''���������'  EiiK'Isliiisnn Made a 3Iistalc'e.  An Knglishman was once rersuaded to  S';-e a game of baseball, and during tha  pSay, wh:;n he- hajipencd to look away for  a. moment a foul tip caught him on the  car and knocked him senseless. On coming to himself he asked faintly: "What  was it?" "A fcul���������only a foul." "Good  heavens!" ho exclaimed, "I thought it  was a mule."  Lincoln's Pallbearers.  Of the pallbearers at the-funeralof Abraham .Lincoln only,two,. 1-1. G.Worthingtou  and ex-Senator Dawes of Massachusetts,  are now living: The following' is a list of  the distinguished ..men who acted in that  capacity: Senate���������Fbster of Connecticut,  Morgan of, I\ew York, Johnson of Maryland, Yates of Illinois. Wade of Ohio "and  Cohn'ers of California: House���������Dawes of  Massachusetts, Croffroth of Pennsylvania,  Smith of Kentucky, Colfax of Indiana,  Worthingtou of Nevada and W'ashburne of  Illinois! Army^��������� Generals Grant, llalleck  and Nicholls. Navy���������IParragut, Shu brick  and Zelin. Civilians���������O. II. Brownfng of  Illinois, Thomas Corwin of Ohio, George  Ashman of ' Massachusetts and Simon  Cameron of Pennsylvania.���������New York  Tribune.  When We Were All Tenors.  The primitive inhabitants of Europe  were all tenors; their descendants of the  present time are baritones and future  generations will have semibass voices.  Tbe voice has a tendency to deepen with  age; the tenor of 20 becomes tho baritono  of :iS and the bass of yt>.  The inferior races havo higher pitched  voices than tho more cultured; the negro  has a higher voice, than the whito man.  Among whito racei, the fair comploxioncd  man has a higher voice than his darkor  skinnedbrother; the former is usually a  baritono or a tenor, the latter a contralto  or bass.  It is asserted that tenors aro usually of  slender build, whereas basses aro stout,  but there aro too many exceptions to such  a rule for it to bo reliable. Tho same ro-'  mark applies to the statement that thoughtful men havo deep toned voices and vice  versa.  The tones of a voice are perceptibly higher before than after a meal, for which reason tenors aro generally careful not to sing  too soon after dinner.���������Pearson's Weekly.  lice Only   Att4-ii{pl.  The wife of ������ young South Side doctor  had been greatly worried, for '���������onie Linuv  by her hushanl'si bad habit of mild swearing. Time and again she had pleaded  with him to 'leave it- oil, but all to no  avail.  Finally she hit upon a hri&hc idea.  Whenever she hoard him swear sho would  swear wi.h just a little more vehemence,'  hoping in that way ro shock' him dm. of  the habit. Ir. would bo hard for, her, ������h������$  knew." but the g.jme was worth more  than the candle, ������o   she    bravely   started  y}i -Gn^theroorning after/; sho-too k,:.;,ti.i is: re-,  splye, came her opportunity "\A. give, tier  husband's; nerves tho- shock she .'.thought';'  would/clo him good. ; As tihey-v wall-cod; up'  i She steps /together .on return ing firbui ar  ���������morning call the young doctor,.fou.n'd tihe  front /door unlocked in violation of his':  express orders!   /    '���������;;���������;. . * "������������������'/'���������'.  '������������������Dash '.those dashed maids anyway !'-  he ejaciilacetl. "Why don't they keep this  front door locked?" ,..���������':"  And then his wife began,:  ''That's what I say,;/too,   dash  Haven't-they got   sense   in   their  ;::_eadsf?/''/.      /��������� ���������:-.-���������'. ������������������]   -.., -"//:-  ;"Thi.s: uttemn'ep on the   part   of bis wife  took the voting doctor rather by surprise,  but: he was too /angry to see the  meaning  ot her Iteh-ayior.    'So   .Wlie-n' lib got Inside  and discovered that lunch was   not. ready.  on tim-e be Vegitn .again: "Why... dashi .i it  all. ./'l-uneh is /late again.    What   do thnso  dashed girls' hiean   by    keepirig   iiio'  hita  every ,������r-:iyy"'-.'���������;-;..;../������������������; ������������������������������������'-������������������������������������'.. ���������:���������..���������  y ���������'-"���������i)ash 'it ail.vyes;-!;hVi,t'>; ' what  I say,''  his wife chipped in.��������� "They'arc- '.or< dashed  slaw to be-any   u'se."    And    thou'.'a,n. nh'e'  looked   up -she   saw   one   of   the maids  standing in the doorway   holding ,up her  hands and her mouth wide o'neii    in; holy  .terror..   '',' \- . .���������'.   7 //'../;..  " .Well, dash you, what are you stand -  ing there for?" demanded her mistress.  "Why don't yon go and get lunch?"  "Well; I was' just frying to tell you,  ma'am/that Mrs. Fourth ley., '/no -. .-ni blister's'wife, is right here in the pin lor  waiting to see the doctor.'-'  One thing is sure/ The young doctors  wife wiilnever swear again.  roirs gentle art, shark fishing has much to  recommend it to lovers of sport, according  to tho London Mail. Thoso who havo in;  dulged in it in Australia or elsewhere declare it to be a most exciting pastime and  by no means an unprofitable one, seeing  that a reward is paid by the government  for every shark killed.  Ordinary rowing boats arc the craft employed by the angler or rather hunter, and  tho line used is a  strong cord  about half  tho thickness of a mail's littlo finger.  Tho  end to which tho hook" is attached consists  of  a chain or  piece of  stout wire, to prevent the  shark from   biting  through  tho ,  lino and so escaping.    Tho bait most acceptable to the palates of these cannibalistic  beasU" is the liver of ono of their own .  kind:   In addition, when possiblo, a small  shark   should  bo' captured   and -the'oil  squeezed from its liver and allowed to fall  upon   the water.,    This iititurally spreads  over a, considerable area  and attracts tho  sharks to tho spot.    As soon as rho bait is  taken the sportsmen  begin to haul in tho  line,    This is an easier matter than would,  bo.ex-pected. for tho shark makes littlo or  no resistance until quito close to the boat.  Their comes a sudden  plunge, and tho  brute flies,  through   the water' at a great  pace.  Tho only course is to allow the long  line .to be  run out until  the fish   is tired,  when it is again pulled  in.    This process -  is repeated until the creature iscomnletelv  exnaubicu, umi   wn   uc   uispaionou.   -M.no  coup de  grace  is  generally administered  by  means of a- riiie bullet..   The shark;  however, must bednigged well to the surface before the gun is discharged, for it is  useless  to ,firo  through   more  than ,t\vo  inches of water. . ,    -    '  N The best way of tiring n shark is to fas-'  ten an .empty oil drum, to tho frco end of ,���������  the, line.    This  is  thrown  overboard  as  sobn as  the  shark  makes his first rush. -  The oil drum, of course, floats on the sur-  face and  is followed by the boat until tho -  shark iias been completely' tired out.   Tho  ���������  lino is  then taken on   board and  the exhausted auimal pulled in and killed in the  way described above. ,    ,  It will thus be seen that shark fishing  is by no means wanting in excitement,  and thoso who indulge in it havo the ad-  ditional'.satisfaction of knowing that fhoy  are doing a public service in assisting in  exterminating these pests. Shark accidents to bathers aro mercifully few, but  when they do occur they are generally of  so ghastly a nattiro as to justify, any  means taken to make war upon these terrible mont-ters of the deep.  it all;  dashed  AS.*���������.������!> ar.- a Time.  In accomplishing your day's work you  have simply to take one step at a. time.  To take that step wisely is all that you  need to think about. , If I am climbing a  mountain, to look down may make mo  dizzy; to look too far up may make ma  tired and discouraged.  Take no anxions thought for the morrow.  Sufficient for the day���������yes, for each hour  in the day���������is the toil or trial thereof.  There i9 not'a child of God in this world  who is strong enough' to stand tho strain  of to-day's duties and all the load of tomorrow's anxieties plied upon tho top or  them. Paul himself would have broken  down if he had attempted the experiment.  We have a perfect right to ask our heavenly Father for strength equal to th������ day;  but we have- no right to asic Him lor  one extra ounce of strength for anything  beyond it. When the morrow comes grace  will come sufficient for its tasks or for  its troubles.  Let me be strong in word and deed,  Just for to-day!  Lord, for to-morrow and its need,  I must not pray.  ���������Theodore L. Cuylor.  , On* AV:iy of   i'.ihl.ni:f n   f.ott.i!1.  The Island of St. Kilda is of son visited  by tourist hi earners in the summer, but  its regular mail communication with the  mainland, some Jot) niile-i abstain., is  confined to tho annual visils' of ' tho  steamers which bring tho factor a mi bis  siorc������, says Housuhuld Words. l?uc b" at  other , times tho iuhahiumti-i desiro to  communicate v^'th Great Urinain, they  employ the-lollowing curious udt-ira: A  iha'iv^ciitS' the/rbiigh model of a boar;  trpni ;i Juliet of wood, hollows it partly  put, places in 'tho hollow a tin or small  bottlo containing a loiter, n:iil= una  ;deck,;and when ,tho wind is blowing  toward the': mainland, launches the tiny  craft, having ilrsG connected it with a  bladder:/ which drives ai.uig before tho  wind and acts as a tug to tim little mail  boat. But the sot oi the Gulf Stream  frequently drives rbis.curiou-' orti't out of  its course, and i;s. ofren as nol. it readies  the Shetland Isles or the coast of Nor-  w.-iy, where, however, the. loiter is pretty  suro to be found and posted to its destination.::  V  " A .Strauger  In Now York.  ��������� A man came/in on the train lrom central .Irerscy. Ho came in by way of J-Jo-  boken. After he left tho train ho wan-  dered^ainihissly about for some Jittle time.  Then he walked up to a citizen of llo-  ���������boUeii: '���������"���������">";"..        '">'���������' .-  ������������������Say," said ho, "how can 1 get to New  York?":/'  "New York? New���������oh, youmetin���������oh,  yes, now 1 know what you mean I You  mean that place over there. Say, are you  going over there?"  ''Yep, "said the stranger, looking very  uncomfortable under tho citizen's scornful gaze.  "Say," said tho citizen, "you look Iiko  a respectable man, hare working. Got _  family?"  "Yep."  "And going to New York?"  "Yep."  "Weil, I don't supposo there's any helping it if you've resigned yourself. You  just go down this street, turn to your loft,  walk two blocks, then turn to your right,  take tho ferryboat and say goodby, my  boy. 1 pity you. May heaven have mercy  on your soul. Now York won't."���������Now  York Sun.  SToolins; Him.  "Dumplcy, I hear that you have been  misrepresenting me," said his neighbor  indignantly. "Brozcr told me all about  It."  "All I said to him was that you were  one of the most honorable men and considerate neighbors that I ever knew."  "Wonder where I can find that infernal  Brozer: "���������London Tit-Bits.  Prf������per Itentmem or Frozen Plants.  As soon as discovered, remove the frosted plants to a cool place where tho. temperature can by some moans be gradually  raised until it reaches that to which tho  plants have been accustomed. A sudden  rise in tbe temperature, after plants'have  been badly frosted, thaws them too rapidly and results disastrously. Trim off the  tender shoots which are beyond belli, ������nd  then gradually raise the temperature during the day until it reaches the accustomed mark. They may then soon bo placed  in their proper places, but it might bo well  to shade them for a day or two from tho  sun.  A splendid and effective protection  against a certain amount of cold is secured  by placing over tlie plants cones made  from paper. In this manner cold drafts  from about windows on very severe windy  nights can be kept from harming the  plants.���������Woman's Homo Comnanion.  Co:il as a Cleanser.  English experiments show that coal is  an excellent material for sewago filtration, having a, special power of removing  tho putrescent organic matter, the effluent being remarkably bright and entirely  frqt from odor.  ,i\  . i  .'k'i  k  ���������.A  HHB I'  DR JACK'S WIFE.  BY ST. GEORGE RATHBOBNE.  CHAPTER XX.  This sudden change in the situation  demands energetic measures to meet it.  Once the yacht is underway, and out to  sea, they will have no e-hanec to escape.  At least it will lie a dozen times more  difficult to accomplish.  Doctor Jack runs r,o the window in the  stern, tlie same at which Larry used .the  point of his carver upon' the legs of the  dangling sailor.       ,       , < -���������  Through this streams' the light from  te cabin, and he is enabled to see two  boats astern���������the ono they have used in  coming from the shore, and another.  If they were only safe in one of   these,-  >  - how thankful they would he.   What; plea-  suro it would afford them to head for the  Mole, 01% better still,   the   steamer   that  sails at daybreak.  Is it possible to accomplish .this?  Doctor Jack pokes his head out, and  looks aloft. * He sees no signs of ' danger  about. It is (mite possible that all the  men arc employed in getting- up anchor  and attending to the numerous duties.  which sailing involves.    , " *   '    "  Under these circumstances it would  seem that they stand a show at least.  Jack, the athlete that he'.is, twists fhin  body through the   window, and standing  with his feet on the sill is   able, to   look  upon the deck.1 , -    ���������   ,  As far ;as he can see everything is  favorable to the success of their enterprise./ Pie bends down to speak toe those  wit-hin.  "Kirke, see if you can get hold of a  line and,pull a boat in. Then drop into  it.'and hold up against The stern."      .,  Tho Texan comprehends just- what is  expected of him, arid without wasting  14 ���������* , time reaches out a long arm.- Unable,'to  accomplish what he sets out! to do from  that point,,he swings his body enfirelye  outside, and with his foot reaches one of  the painters.  Then the boat is dragged tip,- while  Doctor Jack^kceps watch a.bove. Kirke  drops into it after securing a clutch upon  the vessel. '    -  "Ready, .lack," he says.  ��������� There is plenty of noise or commotion  on, board the yacht, which is fortunate,  11s it helps to drown any they may make.  - All is ready for tho next move, and  Jack has decided now, in -his mind, what  it will bo. Avis does not hesitate to meet  him half-way, for she knows what he  means" to do.  "Shall 1 by to make the transfer,  .lack!'' is wht.fc she asks.  "Yes. dear. Larry, "help her till you  can, as Tarn unable to 'leave my position. Even now I.fear they suspect our  move,'' returns the doctor, stopping for  tap" moment.     , 4 ,,  He can feel a movement below. , and  knows Avis is passing through, the cabin  window with the rare tact she usually  displays. Tie has no fear about her reaching the boat'in safety, for Kirke is below  and-Larry above���������both of them can be  depended on in the emergency.  What engages Jack's immediate attention is another fact. Some of the sailors  are at work at tho windlass, dragging  the anchor out of tho mud, while stiil  others set the sails. Even at this moment  rho mud-hook must have been dragged  out of its bed, for the yacht, begins to  move gently through the water. The  wind only comes in flaws, and at present  it is nearly calm.  ' Given <i few minutes more, and the  plans of the Americans must succeed;  lmt. U. begins to lojk stormy. Some one  conies toward tho stern. Jack sees flic  tall figure, and knows this to be.  owner of the yacht.  Whciher   Lord   Rackett.   suspects  truth, or is only coming   aft   to   make a  gener.-l survej' of things in that  quarter,  it dot's not matter���������the result will be the  same���������discovery.  It cannot be avoided, so Jack presumes  the   reins   in   his  ip fun.    He waits  looks. Ijarry nas snecoeaeu -11 cropping  over the back of the , Texan, and just  saves himself from going overboard, as  they are beginning to cur through the  water with some speed.  This shows Doctor .lack that tho time  has come for him to act. He can see several men rushing toward the stern in response to the shouts of Lord Rackett,  and his first thought" is ��������� To keep them  back. ' ���������  It would be difficult to explain what  ideas flash through his mind in that  second of time. Perhaps he even conceives  that they might fire upon the receding  boat. Men in a rage will do many things  that their .better judgment warns them  against.  To prevent this is his first thought. ,He  even has the Means in his hand, and will  not hesitate to employ it.  , Without, attempting to take aim, he  begins to, discharge the remaining_cham-  bers of his revolver. One. two, three,  four, five 6hots in rapid order like the  pulsations of a heart quickened by t-xcite-  anent. for the weapon is of a new model,  the hammer being thrown into position  'ere the discharge is made.  Such a fu.silade coming from one ejnar- ���������  ter is enough to demoralize the stoutest  heart, and oven these stout British sailors  .dread to rush forward in rhe teeth of  what'seems to be a storm, of lire and  loatt.,,'\ ���������   "  '������������������������ ������Each man believes his comrades aro  being mowed down on either side of him,  and - that his turn will come nest.  Hence, the feeling of intense alarm that  sweeps over them. Ass if seized with a  common impulse fhey throw7 themselves  upon the. deck. Vain . are the shouts of  the valiant. Lord Rackett, who hides behind a mast and urges them on. It. wouid  take-more than ten pc'mnds to make most  men rush on ecrtajn death.  Jack laughs, as he see's how well he  has accomplished his purpose. Tbc-tinie  is ripe now to finish his work. - ., '  ,   Nof>" another   second   should   be"Yost.  Kirke-Smith still maintains . his   clutch,  but it is telling upon him terribly.  ;   The breeze  freshens-,    ���������ncl   the* yacht,  dashes  of life,  AftMwJ-' ^J^'ilM^^ .C/���������^ A^ 4V^j^._  against you, Doctor Jack, and the elements their gold can buy up on the  isthmus, it would be suicide for you to  try the passage."  "Tell me.    When and how did you discover that these me���������;\yere on,board?" . .  "A short time-age-^-tivo figures passod  ---���������"'       . ��������� over tlfe'.j&ilrhi- was dark,  bably failed^toj'-notice'me/   1  and   the  with a portions of her  sails   set,  through the water   like   a    thing  dragging both boats behind.  Of course, there is'danger of stamping. The ;'fonm rushes along the sides,  acid ovj'i splshe? over af times.' Avis sits  there, silent yet resolute. -Her eyes are  bent .upon the figure clinging to the  stern of the yacht, so that she has little  thought for 1 he peril of her own position.  - That figure now makes a move as if  his work in the quarter above might bo  done, and Avis hold her breath, when she  sees her husband stoop down.  It is no small feat he has before him���������  everything combines to make it difficult  ���������dangerous. Doctor1 Jack fortunately  possesses a quick eye, steady nerves, and-,  a sure hand. He' is eminently qualified  to grapple with 'conditions rhat. would  dismay most men. ���������       ,     k  , When he thus bends down ho finds the  brave Texan under him. 'Words pass between, for it is essential a, pla.trof action  should be laid. .     '  .    ��������� - ,   ,  me as I lt-ane  and they prot__.-.. __._^^5~v,%-  thought a voice 1 heard sounded familiar,  when 1 soon learned thc'ti-uth."  , "Couln   you   tell   what   they    talked  about?"  <? "Not   enough   to, de-side, but   it   had  some reference to you."  These things combined cause Doctor  Jack to believe the fates have trouble ii.  store'for an individual^ about hit, size.  He can grapple with difficulties as wel.  as the nc���������t man. and docs not lose tha:  admirable self-possession that has long  been his'heritage.  ���������  Kirke, the Texan *ovor, who has 1-jd a  wild life in  concerned over the  "We must keep  rade.     These   rascally  harm," he says.  "Come, Kirke, I   never   knew   you to  worry <.\r flinch before.' '���������  ,' "I'm   thinking   of  quietly. '  The doctor bites his lip.'i^ - ." "'--j*  , "You may be sure she is on my mind,  old friend. There are three oCvus. Surely  we should be able to protect her; and we  will, mark me," witn the ring of steel  in his low spoken w-'d.s.'  "Turnaround. _ ,a can 'just get a  glimpse of the two men up yonder, outlined against the heavens."    -  "I see   them,    ami -,recognk'.e milord's  many climes, ..is "really more  matter than .lack,  our   eyes   open, coin-  pirates  mean   u.-  your wuu, Jack,"  the  the  he   might as well iakv  own 1\\ nds, and stars  a Huh\ as every second counts now.  Once Avis is in tho boat, Larry can  '.wing over, and only Jack will remain.  U'hcn he parses the Kubicor., tho quick  siai.h of a knife will nee them from the  yacht.  Tho breeze begins to puff up a little,  more the pity, and no doubt Kirke will  have need ol all his power*, to hold tho  row-boat siioady.  One glance .Jack   gives   back   of him,  and this    shows    th.:t   progress    is being  made���������Avis is just in the act   of passing  into the boat���������in a few seconds   she will  '   be safe.        -...,-,-.  Small though thisnpace of time' may  appear, great events can be crowded into  it: History repeats ioself in proving this  fact.  Lord Rackett -advances. His step oven  quickens, as though .suspicions fly into  his brain. lie has conic about far enough  Doctor Jack thinks, as he elevates his  arm.  The next moment the Englishman  utters an exclamation of sudden astonishment as he makes a discovery. Then  comes a flash almost at his feet, accompanied by the quick intonation of a  Yankee revolver. The lead actually-burns  his lordship's ear as it speeds by. Just as  Doctor Jack has intended, it should when  he took that sudden aim.  Thinking he has been hit, and at least  come very close to death, the Englishman  whirls on his heel and dashes forward,  at the same time shrieking at the top of  his voice:���������  "This way!   They escape by the  Bring tlio yacht-to!   Send' her off  wind!   AVe'll   swamp   the   boat!  drown them all!"  Fortunately the man who now elutehcs  the wheel and holds fast to ir. keeps his  senses, or these contradictory orders  might have resulted in disaster on board.  Another glance Doctor Jack shoots over  his shoulder as he. clings there, standing  like a rock between the one he loves and  danger. This shows him how far matters  have progressed.  Avis is safe in the boat.  She makes her  way back to   the   .stern,    even,   while he  , A mistake just now might cause a terrible disaster and bring ruin upon what'  gives promise of .being a grand success,  .lack has received a quick, affirmative  answer to the question he pur, and this  settles the question so far as he is concerned.  Ho throws himself upon Kirke, who is  flattened out. in the bow. ' The weight  forces a groan from the Texan, but he  maintains his dearh-like gra,sp upon the  rope, until the cheery voice of Doctor  Jack assures him that the latter is safe  in the boat.  Then by degrees he lets the rope < _l  until they aro being towed by a straigftft  line. Towed at a remarkably swift pace,  the churning, foam-flecked water dashing  over their bow. while it momentarily  threatens to ingulf them.  It has come to a point now when all  that is required is the keen edge of a.  knife laid across the painter, to divorce  them, from the flying yacht. Doctor Jack  takes the place of the Texan ;��������� he has a  knife in his hand. and. the glimmering  light from the cabin window shows that  it is open, ready for   the business  ahead.  He watches his chance, for it. is necessary that they should cut, loose at tho  proper time when mounting a wave. The  sailor men on deck have, recovered their  wits. They are even now advancing to  the rail, as the steersman calls out the  situation of affairs. Lord Rackett, too.  looms up against the background of  white sail.  What care Doctor Jack aud his friends.  They have accomplished the main part of  their labors, and but one stroke now remains to be given.  The knife lies on the cable. Jack's eye  keeps on the watch for his chance. It  comes, and the muscular arm that can  send a blow out from the shoulder like  that of a steam sledge-hammer presses  tho steel'downward.  There is' an electric, shock,: a whip-like  snap as the stout painter parts, a- shout  from the deck of the flying yacht, ; and  then the boat.rolls there in a sea of foam.  Already the Texan has hold of the . oars,  and they fall just in time to steady the  craft;, perhaps to prevent a capsize-  Like a.' Flying Dutchman the yacht  vanishes from view.-..All-that can be seen  is the light from the crtbl.1i window, looking an eye of lire over the waves, and  growing rapidly more distant and indistinct. .;���������   '���������:.'..:  flowing side whi-.-.kersvVA"t ,^once Larry's  envy and destation,".,returns Jack,' in , a  whisper. ���������-���������     .- ^ -'->?������'  The figures above vanishipfesently, but  leave a peculiar influence ^behind, which  Kirke in his odd "fashion" likens to the  odor of sulphur. At any rate, their presence on board the steamer is suggestive  of evil.  , "Jack grows quite uneasy, and soon  tosses his cigar overboard as though it  has lost, its flavor.  "Good night, Kirke.' See you later."  Truth to tell, he fears   lest   something  rnigh������ happen   to   Avis   with  these elements around.  , Another day dawns  and   all   is   wall.  Doctor Jack looks   in   vain   for the two  men.    They prefer to'nvoid him at   pros-*  out, though sooner   or later   he is bound  to come upon them.  '. It is evident that the vEnglishman hai  abandoned his yacht at Valparaiso in  order to follow the man he hates ano. the  woman he adores. This alone stamps his  motives as full of vrmon.  ' The,worst -,may-., be expected .rfeova a  man'who'could thus', make sacrifices in"  order to accomplish his clul.  '  So the day passes'.  A jJeasantday, tpo,  which is enjoyed by.'the travelers.'     "?���������'!���������"���������.  Again it is-.night.  ' Men who plot evil love darkness, and  when the night has settled down it may  be expected that those who hide from the  light of day, and the eye of Jack Evans,  will be on deck again, to talk and plan,  perhaps to work.  ' Jack has talked it all over with his  brave wife,'-a_cl Avis'"knows theVdanger  that menaces, them. She is on her guV.rd;  and armed. , f_6rcl Rackett may find1 ho  has come im contact with , fire should he  seek to give her .troubL"-.   .  The night threatens storm. Black  clouds drift at intervals across the heavens, and tbe .wind has arisen, so that  the waves begin .to roll. / v ��������� .'  '' * -'  There is something fascinating to Doc-  Mr.: I'a do los Vegos j-r was. I bellcvo her  presence en   board this steamer is n_ incident, but part of a deep laid plan. '  Doctor Jack   is   secretly ivo...u.i hrm- !  self, but for the s.ice of rns \vue   ho    assumes to make,"light 01 th;; whole ;.ff lir.  Thus   the   .".Iter.-ioon   p.-i-^es   and   night  comes.       Tr.c   ssr-ame:-  through pho.������-_>hor������������i-eenj  seeming    like   7iiolton  eater of tho victorious Chiliazs Armv."  Doctor Jack smokes in'silence for a  minute, bub his thoughts are busy.  " This looks'bad.    I  thought we'd give  them all the slip; but, by Jove! our eu';-  mies,go .with us.    It  may make a diffe.-  ���������ence' in m'y plans " '���������    ���������.  "Dangerous crossing Panama with  ','such a!gang _t your heels, "ready to do  -nythjngan'r"order to������ accomplish iheir  end.'T    '  "Still I must reach Xew York in time.  A vast interest demands my 'prescn-je  there at a certain day. I shall, perhaps,  have to ke<?p on board the steamer uni-il  California is reached, and then cross the  Continent by rail," musingly.  "Not a bad idea���������much preferable to  crossing at Panama. I believe at Aspln-  wall you .would be .murdered without  fail." 1  "Ah! you know considerable about fhe  canal. I believe you had some connection  there." -   ���������  "Yes. I'm something of a civil engineer, and worked a year on the ditch.  Of all the hard places on earth, comn_und  me to the 'towns at cither end 01" the  isthmus. With such , forces working  ilicenen. ^.unto _<oui3 IVapoleon in their  history  is tlead/^  "'  i Our friends havej'-littie desire to mingle  "with the'crowd, and keep pretty much to  themselves;! During the first day Doctor  ;Jack-makes a-discovery that gives him  "some* uneasiness. '  " He has enemies or:'beard the steamer.  Men who seek to regain that which he  has carried away from Chili, and who,  are members of the secret society of the  nitrate mines. He recognizes them, sees  ^the ugly.looks they give him, and knows  that all danger has not been left behind  at Cfiili.''   >*   '7    ',  "  >These men arc "sworn to follow him, to  outwit the'American, and either wrest  his possession from him, or have his life  ���������f-a pleasant prospect, indeed, for Doctor  Jack.  Doctor Jack is treated to another surprise at noon, and it comes from his wife. 1  They have lingered at the > dinner-table,  being both-good sailors, while a number  of passengers 'are already in the grasp of  the wretched mal de mcr.  Jack leaves his wife chatting with a  Spanish lady, the wife of one of Balma-  ced's former ministers, while he goes on  deck for r. smoke.  y. In ten minutes sho rejoins   him,   and,  to'his   surprise,   he   notes   an   anxious,  troubled look upon her fair face.     ,        *  * "Why,   Avis,    dear,    you   do   not feel  well?"' he a������;ks, quickly and tenderly.  "It is sicknoss of the mind, then, not  the body, Jack, for you know the motion  of the grand old ocean never affects" mo.''  FLOTSAM  OF THE STREET.  flow's her wv.y  -eas, every-drop  Ivc:-  ������l.S  it Ij.IIs'  upon tic black sur/ac  untif  Jack and   his   wife   promenade  hour,   when    Avis  n    feeling , drowsy.  to    smoke anot.ier  I red  Doc: or  the deck  goes to her   state-roo.  Her husband   wishes  CHARTE\  IE.  his  the  ��������� stern!  on the  We'll  The Panama sails early in the morning, with our little party of four aboard.  It looks as though they have left all  dangers behind at Valparaiso, and their  future seems as fair as the glad October  morning'that,greets them as they steam  past-the United States cruiser Baltimore  and the Chilian men-of-war in the harbor, heading for the open sea.  There are many p.issengcrs on board, a  number of refugees having been received  from the Baltimore just previous to sail-  Jug, to be landed in Peru. All that the  Chilian authorities particularly care  about is that Balmaceda and his great;  treasure do not leave the country. True,  strange, reports of the late President's  death have come from t3fc snow-capped  Andes, across which he is said to have  fled toward. Bolivia, but it is hard to  convince these ga?.]���������& that   the   Dictator.  cigar ere turning in, and seeking ar.e  spot indulges in deep thought.  A stop behind causes him to   turn  head.  "Jack!" says a voice.  ''Pm   here,    Kirke,"   recognizing  dark figure.  "Thought I saw you come this way. I  want a -few. minutes chat with you."  "Good! What better place than this  could you find. Sit down, my dear fellow.  Have a weed?" , >  "Thanks. I'm done smoking for tonight. ' Doctor, 1 have made, a discovery.''  : Jack turns and eyes him in the peculiar light from tho Southern Gross and  such heavenly bodies as chance to beam  upon them. r  "Indeed!    What is it like?"  "There are   passengers   on ; bor.������d   not  strangers to'you. I reckon."  "So���������you have seen her, too," ��������� remarks  Jack, with a laugh, for ho does not fear  the beautiful Chilian half- as much a=;  does Avis.  "Her?   I don't catch on quite."  "Don't you mean ortr handsome   Chilian tigreiis���������-the woman who   sees   something in-'Jack   Evans   that   strikes   her  fancy as .to   what   inanner   of  man she  adiiiircs���������in a word,, Senorita Manila?"  "You don't mean she's aboard?"  "Why not?   This   steamer is free to all  who can pay for   accommodations.    Avis  has seen her."  "Well, I can easily believe it since the  rest 01* the .gang are here."  "Now, it's my turn to  ing."  "Easily answered.    We have as fellow-  passengers Lord. Rackett Plympton���������"  "Confusion!"  "And Colonel   Leon   Grrjckr,   the fh\>  "Something troubles you, Avis���������tell  me what it .is���������nothing, serious,.I hope:'"  Sh'esmiles'-now. '���������'  " You" may laugh at mc, - Jack, "but"-  have a presentunent of dark days ahead.  .Of course,' my, sex gives me, the privilege  of such a feeling.' You men say it comes  from a fit of the blues. Never mind. All  I know is that the presence, of that fascinating creature cc board the Panama  troubles me."  Doctor Jack starts and looks grave.  "Avis, you don't mean the Sonorita  MariHa?"  She nods he- head and looks solemn.  "It may be, only a coincidence that  causes her to be on Ixuird this steamer.  A .great many people find it healthy to  leave Chili just new, and she may have  been on the losing side."  Bttt Avis cannot be convinced; she sees  some dark design in the presence of this  Chilian beauty who would take her Jack  from the one who loves him with all her  life.  "How comes it you discovered her  presence when no one else has seen her?"'  he H-sks, presently.  "By mere accident. I knew there was  n lady in state-room ~i'.>, for the minister's  wife told mc so. Chancing to be passing  when the stewardess was opening the  door, to carry in some toast ������'ind a cup of  tea, my eyes fell tipon a face I shall ever  remember as the most beautiful as well  as the most dansrerous I   have ever seen.  Two Glimpses of a Life That Was Marred  by Misfortune.  He is not good to look upon, but you  havo seen him.  At the door of the County building, as  you- passed on Randolph street, ho has  claimed your notice, and a wave of repulsion has swept over you, as, against your  will, you looked at him again. Pitiful  was that upon which your gaze rested���������  tbo wreck of .a man's strong bodj-, with  legs cut off above the knees.   ,  iHe is not clean. How could he be when  mingling with the city's dirt? Coal dust  is ground into his skin, his face is sad, a  straggling black mustache and matted  raven hair make doubly ghastly tho pallor  of his face. f      '  All day ho sits there on the pavement,  incapable of motion, mutely offering bis  wares���������pencils, pins and other odds and  ends.    When you come down to work, ho t  is there, and when "you seek your fireside  ho still is there. Tho burning summer sun  and winter's  icy winds  make  him   their  prey, but cannot drive bim from his post.   :  "Mcro sensato driftwood of th<- street, ,  something repcllant, hardly thought'of as''  a man���������such ho is to you.  ��������� * ������     -   ������ ������ ��������� ���������'  But life is often like a shield, two sided.  Tho other side may well be worth a look.  ��������� ��������� ��������� 1 * ��������� r. *  At dusk a rattling wagon calls for him.  Tho driver liftshim in and drives away.  Far to the south it stops before a shabby  cottage. Tho fragment of a man,is lifted  out and carried to the door, which opens -  at tho sound of steps. It closes fast behind  him and shuts out tho misery of tho day.,  ��������� What magic is there here? In a fleeting  moment what a change?  lie who was a helpless outcast now is  king. Oulsido a grimy -cripple, here a  husband and a father. Pressure of loving  arms, tender looks > from faithful oyes,'  children's happy clamor at his coming���������  Ifll are his.     ' ' ^ >  Oblivious of caro is he, as after tho sim- ���������  pic meal  his babies climb into his arms  and play with bright pennies he has saved,  for ,them.    And when, tho wee ones safe1  in bed, he sits  beside his patient wife tho  care and sadness of tho day aro lost, and  hois full content. ���������   (,  Are you more fortunate than he?���������-Chi-   ,  cago Int-jr Ocean.  ThIE SHREWMOUSE.  tor .Tr.<-,\ about ihe dark masses that rush  hissing and seething along the side of  tiie steamer. He has never grown weary  of watching their passage, and leaning  over the rail.  While thus engaged in meditation, he  hears the sound of footsteps behind him.  Of course it is Kirke, who left his side  a little while before and promised to return when he: had investigated certain  things.  So he does not turn his head, amd. nothing warns him of the danger hovering  near.-- ' . v--  ��������� The first'that-Doctor Jack knows of  his peril is when some weapon comes  down Upon his head with crushing force.  At this very instant it seems to him he  hears a woman's scream above the whistle  of the wind through the rigging. Then  rude hands seize him by the legs, he is  given a toss, whirls through the air, and  after one unsuccessful clutch at the rail,  falls into the surging billows as they  come foaming and hissing from along  tho vessel's side, eager to. clutch their  pr������y.  isk your moan-  Willing; to Be Encaged.  Lady (to applicant Jor place)���������Are you  married or single?  Applicant���������-Naythur, mum. It's a lone  widdy lookin for an engagement that Oi  do be.���������Chicago News.  The Roman swords, before Canna?, B.  C. 236, were pointless and sharp on only  one side; after Cannas the short Spanish  sword, for cutting and thrusting, was  adopted.  A Scottish diver in the Clyao recently  excelled all European records by remaining under water for 40 minutes at a depth  of 1S6 foet.  Qnecr Superstitions That  Hed_e About a  Harmless _ittlo Ariiinal.   - ��������� '-  The shrew, or shrewmouse, as it".is  commonly called, is found in nearly, all  parts of the world. It is distinguished by'  an elongated, pointed muzzle, small eyes,  plantigrade, six toed feet and glands that  secrete a musky fluid. Altogether it closely  resembles a mouse, but it is really not related to the mouse family.  When at home, it is either under a pile  of rubbish or in a hole which it has burrowed in the earth. It is nocturnal in its  habits, but perfectly harmless; yet at ono  time it was much disliked and persecuted  becauso it was thought to bo a dangerous,  mischievous animal. Among the Italians  tho notion was prevalent that the bite of a  shrew was extremely poisonous. Tho  French and tho English believed that if a  shrew ran over an animal's foot the ani-*  mal felt great pain and eventually became  paralyzed. Hence if a horse, n cow or a  goat became a little stiff in its limbs, the  foolish people at once declared it "shrew  struck." and tho poor shrews had to suffer  in consequence.  Of courso the "shrew struck" animal  had to have something to cure it, so an ash  tree was selected and a deep hole was  bored into its trunk. Then a shrew was  captured, put alive into the hole, tho hole  was securely plugged and the innocent littlo animal was left to die of starvation.  Tho -ignorant believed that, after such  an act, the ash tree had power to cure  "shrew struck" animals, and whenever an  ������ninial became inactive or a little numb in  us limbs its owner hurried to the "shrew  ash," cut a switch from it and switched  tho "shrew struck" beast. The smarting  caused by the switching naturally made  tho helpless animal movo about hk much  as it possibly could, and in a sliirt time it  was pronounced "cured."���������Philadelphia  Times.  Tlio Causes of Cancer.  Thcro aro few diseases that afflict tho  human family that'aro-more to bo dreaded  than those of a cancerous nature. ,The  cancer proper is a most appalling foo to  life. Whether it can be cured is and always has been a debatable question. Cases  aro cited where alleged marvelous cures  have been effected, but this decs not to any  appreciable extent alter tho facts in tlio  case thaf the cancer is practically incurable once it gets any sort of headway in  the system. Tho causes of this disease have  been so imperfectly understood, that any  effort at prevention was worso than useless. A French scientist claims to have ,  discovered cancor germs in wood and that  artisans, who work in wood-, are much  more subject to this disease, ali things-being considered, than thoso who handle  most other materials. Having onco started on this lino of research, ho found cancer  germs in wood and vegetation of various  kinds. Elm and willow trees showed a  greater proportion of these germs than  other woods. In high altitudes or where  trees aro not common very few cancer  germs were found. From all of which it  appears that we may be at last on tho  .highroad to some reliable and conclusive,  knowledge upon a subject which has baffled the skill of medical scientists for maHy  years.���������New York Ledger.  In 1847  the city of   Carlsruho had a,  theater firo  by which 63  lives were lost.  This led to the form ition in the neighboring town of   Duriachs of  tho first volunteer lire, company in Germany.  , '���������'   -Y-  u,-  . ���������1  is *l  \l: "SH;\  ., 1"' >  ���������a'"''1-  {A |u_^*77^^y^���������������- .-^^^^^-wir^r^^^v^fi^Viv^^'^vt-iyi-^iia  r-tj_fjr.j5Xw5J_a_s������'*4i;  *--������������������������.--���������." *%__!a-T.-r,i'.-iiyt''T;,'--ir,'i<,T'8tfg)L-..'ra'.rar-i,ii,:*r:ft'ri    .,       . .         , . ,     '        | i.     , .,        -r-, r-r-l' --���������J������������������T~T'" .,���������VT'*"*/"riT���������  -~- _-_..-..���������    ,, ,m ww������__.rtmm^in������������_M__ttx^w������__������.iaMWMi__*i|i������_:M,...'.._,*_"^  ll.llll^ lllf���������lllllll -_~rn i| p   -W..J   ��������� * J *_.^. *I I*���������*-".  e ^g_^-������_iWMy,P]ng,j'.y-  ^".'���������.������������������������������������ffj'- ..sT;���������E.j.-.gq,y^,gy ������,'���������������.,: ---j'.v,- .������.������������'i.w^���������.jji^w������_^^ .   ���������!B-!*^_--S^"l---9  l .J.HI I. I II ���������! I II LI . I '      ���������  Jill. .., -vsoMiwm  I  THE 81II-IIIKLI  HIS.  Qumberland,    B. G*  Issued'   Every    Tuesday     and  Saturday.  M. Whitney, Editor.  TEEMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  XKT' __JV_>HCE.  ONE YEAR,   by   mail        .  $?.oo  PER' MONTH by carrier .25  SINGLE    COPY     Five    Cents.  i  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One inch'per year,  once-a-\veek,  $12.00  "      ������      u month,       "        " 1.50  / 1 *  Local notice per line "        " . .10  for both   issues, ONE--HAT.F' additional.  1   '        ____________________________  Notices   of  Binhs,    Marriages    arid  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No. Ad vertis.ment inserted for less than  50 c^nt;s. . .  Persons failing to get   The News, regularly should notify the Office.  Persons having any business with T71E  ������*ews  will please  call 'at the office  or  rite.   ��������� '  22T Advertisers who 'want t_.oiri ad  changed,    should   get    copy in   by  12 a.m.,day before issue.  SATURDAY,  AUG. 27th, 1893  _���������������������������-���������--��������� '������������������'" ^r:.._., --_-������������������������������������ 1  Col. John Hay, now representing  the United State3 at the Court of  St. James-is to retire for the purpose of accepting office of Secretary  of State. The London press speak  highly of him.  ��������� The elevation of Judge McColl  of New Westminster to the position  of Chief Justice of Bti ish Colum-  bia, will he recognized as a fitting  tribute to professional eminence,  and not a reward for party [service.  He was a good lawyer, but not a  politician.  HOW IT IS VIEWED !  The Liberal papers all over the  Dominion, as well as the Conservative press, as a rule, condemn the  action of Lieut.-Governor MoInne3  as wrong, and subversive of popular government. He is supposed to  be as a representative of the Queen,  unfluenoed by partisan or personal  motives.'     What   has   been   done  must not be regarded as a precedent; otherwise constitutional government is a 'mockery. We should  all unite in resisting any encroachment upon the rights of the people.  We want no Czarism in the closing  years pf the 19th century,  LOCAL  BRIEFS.  Aid. Carthew left Friday morning for  Nictoria, on a business trip.  Mr. Douglas has opened very neat and  pleasant ice ci\am parlors here.  Miss Steele of Nanaimo, is a guesit of Mr.  aad Mrs. L. W, Davidson of this city.  Dunsmuir avenue id being graveled we t  from First airoe'u���������-a lauea uoc.od improvement.   -..-.,  Airs. Oi'otran^or of Victoria, the milliuer  ha3 arrived, and. oiay be found in the Willard block.  The is'ontv.iot for'the new .school building  has not'yet been awutded, but, nmy be in  time for Tuesday's p-iper. ������������������t:i..ii>uuo ug a (.incision.  During yea������. idy.y n'ten.o ,ti afire, which  had been burning in the b'<������ mea>Unv,'reach���������=  ed the long hnd^u, butv.iji.r out a portion  and compelli.-..g travel to puss arouud by tho  new road.  $8  ...TO BE HELD AT THE...  -on-  OF SEPTEMBER,  GOING HOKE.  Santiago de Cuba, Aug.-26.���������  Spanish transports this afternoon  left for Spain with 4,500 Spaniards  aboar.i. ���������   />:  FROM ALBERNI.  Aug. 26.���������Last night, while blast  ing a stump opposite the Court  House, a piece of the log weighing  1000 lbs flew through the roof of the  Court House, completely wrecking  the roof.  PUGILISM.  A despatch from New York says  Alex. Scott, tbe pugilist, died Wednesday night from effects of a prize  fight with Tommy Butler.���������Articles  of agreement have been made for  Corbett.���������McCoy fight next month  at 'Frisco.  INCREASED PAY SECURED.  New York, Aug. 25.���������More than  600 cloak makers/resumed work to- -  day, having secured increased  pay  and shorter hours.  of the bridge over the Courtenay river,  emphasized by the increased traffic resulting from the recent disaster.  The sailors are again in the land. We  welcome them..  How ugly and injurious are the uncut  dusty and dying thistles by the roadsides  of our beautifully valley ?  The enterprising school board of Courtenay have secured from a generous  government a grant of money enabling  them to have the school room furnished  with new and very suitable desks. They  are now in position, leplacing the old  and uncomfortable furniture formerly  in use.  Th* little wizard around tho corner has  now _a acetylene bicycle lamp, which is a  little wonder, sending a clear light -far  through the darkness���������making all ordinary  lights look ashamed .of themselves.  We acknowledge with thanks an invitation from the Press Club and citizens of  Spokane, Washington, to attend the annual  1  meeting of the Press Association .of Wash,  ingtou and Oregon, to be held in Spokane..  Work in No. 5 shaft is continued, the  ooal being dumped on the outside. The taking away of tools by tbe miners front No.  4 slope, we suppose is only a business and  precautionary measure. They will be able  to find them when wanted which .will not  likely be long.  Dr. Lucas will occupy tho Presbyterian pulpit to-morrow in the  forenoon, and in the evening he  will occupy Rev. Mr. Hicks' pulpit;  The evening sermon will be on  temperance. p  . The Bridge Work.  There were 26 bridge carpenters up from  below Wednesday, and are at work on the  Trent River bridge, besides many from UnT  ion and the'wharf. The neoessary tools  and appliances are now at the bridge and  the work is being pushed with the utmost  vigor. One oable was stretched across the  broken span Thursday. It will not be long  before eoal trains can be taken over.  Around from the lower side a temporary  road bed and track are being laid to connect  with the main lice.to the wharf, over which  the new engine will be taken.  A. H. McCallvm, licensed auctioneer  will attend to all sales in the district on  reasonable terms  For Sale���������One story and a half dwel  ling house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc.  on easy terms.    Enquire of Jas. Carthew  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,   Surgeon  .and   Accoucheur.  Offices: Willard Block, Cumberland   "  COUKTKNAY HOUSE.  COURTEKAY.     '  Hours ol Consultation:  Cumberland, 10 to  . , -   12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  A. M. AND P. M.  .  FOR SALE.���������Two nearly new counters.  Enquire at the News Office.  _?_aO_rTESSXO_^_S___.  YARWOOD &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services m  the evening.     Rev. J.   X.  Wille'mar  roctqr.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  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.in. and  7 p.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, 8. C.  ,  COURTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor..  RIVERSIDE HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant.  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.   LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  "VSTA-lsl TS.  WANTED ,'".',  Bright men and women, who are not' too  proad to work, and would like to make  some money during the next three months  in selling the wonderful story, of,the life of  Mr. Gladstone to their, neighbors. $3.00 a  day easily made, some make three t;mee  that sum. No risk,' no experiehc, no capital necessary. Write quickly for particulars.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON COMPANY,  LIMITED, TORONTO.  AGENTS   , ' .-  ������������������The Story of Mr. Gladstone's Lsfe*" is  of the greatest man of the ages, and embra������  ces tbe history of the nineteenth century,  the most wonderlul century sine time began  It has the solidity of fact and the faucina*  tion of fiction, and is told in eloquent aim- '  plicity. Better send for your outfit before'  you sleep and be first in the field: Capital  unnecessary. Big wages paid, for the book  sells to everybody  BRADLEY-GARRETSON COMPANY  LIMITED. TORONTO  AGENTS ,  The only Canadian "Life of Gladstone'*  is by Castell Hopkins, Hon. G. W. Ro***  and Sir Wilfred Lauriea. A lasting monu������ '  'ment to the great man and to Canadian lit- ,  erature. Beware of American catch peuuy  books handled- by' Canadian Houses. ' Our  book has been in preparation .for ' years.  Handsomely bound. Frofuaely .illustrated.  Big commission. Prospectus tree to cauvaui-  er. Freight paid; books on timer With  this book you can down them all '  Society     Cards  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nariaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  AvenUe, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday of  each tnonth and remain ten days.'  Gordon Murdock,  Third St.       Union, B.C.  BlacksmithinG  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired���������--a__-____  Milk,  Eggs,  Vegetables.  Having secured the Harrigan ranch  I am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A share of patronage is  solicited.  JAMES REID.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M,    B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge  meets    first , F riday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethren  are  cordially  invited to attend.  R. Lawrence. Sec.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell, '  .  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   1. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays of  each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  I     O     O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.    11,   meets   e ery  Fr.day night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. An lev, R. S.  NOTICE  ���������    ��������� '���������* '���������'"���������'.  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs ancV barrels of th������  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanai?  mo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to>  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y/  COUF-TENAY   ITEMS,  We now hear of the unsafe condition,  Sands Sympathy.  Revelatoke, B. C, Aug., 19, 1898.  Mr. Whitney.  Dear Sir:  Having read with   deepest  feelings of sorrow, the sad accident which  has necessarily laid heavy grief on the fain*  ilies of so many of my old friends, I desire  through the medium of your valuable paper  to extend heartfelt sympathies to all the  suffering and bereaved.  Yery truly  Twos. W. Jeffs.  "What's a shoe for?"  "To cover the foot?"  "ThaTa-7"  1 Notfor a moment," says Painy  Foot " Well I guess not," shivers  Cold Feet    ' * To sell," chuckles  Dealer under his breath.    TO FIT  FEET," Slater Shoe bluntly putsisT  ''Now yoiT_.it'me." cries Corny  Toe. "Just my size," sings old  Bunion Joint. "Who'd a thought  it," whined Bunch-o-toes.    Are you hit,���������shoe wearer.  Feett fitters are the genuine, Goodyear welted, stamped  on the: sole $3,50,14.50.and $5.50 per pair.  c*r.������cl** "The Slater Shoe."  M!  \  n  .*_  VJ  ,1  1  I  i  ���������~-.i  ~n  i  Simon Lelssr, Sqle Local   Agent,

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