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 W  SIXTH . YEAR  CUMBERLAND;'^. Q   ["Formerly ' Union]      TEUSDAY , JULY  12th., 1898.  I-*- ���������  f' ���������*���������  For the choicest   meats we are head   quarters.,,  ��������� ',       If you have not tried our noted sausages,  '_/ bolognaand   headcheese,  you should do  , so at once.     Fresh* vegetables, eggs and  ������  , butter, salmon bellies; Mackerel/etc'    *  SHIPPING SUPPLIES-^.  nejERSEBfea-k.  SIZMZOUsT   ILIEISIEIIR,  And we do not want the Earth with Cumberland  and 'Union -thrown in, but  -- *'/"������������������"  we,do   want your monthly orders,for: -. -  '     - ������ ���������* ��������� ���������     ��������� ��������� ' ���������  , 'A  5fi������51  ���������';;:!l  HI  o.S-l  ���������ft. I  7*>'   -Jl  y, * ^ ��������� 1  r-v, KJ A  '���������> ���������<.* ' '/l!f  -' ' / ��������� "il\  '    J-   r.t  >      >    ������������������>��������� at  ���������    <��������� -tf/l  ;    ��������� v  -     A  , Mr Dunsmuir was.e ected by'a majori-  ty of 134; Mr. McAlIan saves hte-'deposit.  The vote stood as follows:  . CUMBERLAND.-^Dunsmuir 99j Mc-  ; Allan 74.' <      '/ -��������� ��������� 'V -v," -������ ���������?$���������    -    .  COMOX.-^Dnnsmuir-'74; McAlian 43.  **���������    .���������        ��������� *������.tv -VV-* ���������'���������'���������-^ ��������������������� ..���������*.    '  ' UNION, WHARF74rbunsmuir . 21:  ���������Kit      All ' '   -'    ' -������    -* ^MS.iW   '?' *  McAlian 5.   -     ���������-*.....  v .*���������*/?< r^  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Glassware, Tinware,y ,  Hardware, Hats, Caps, Ready-made Clothing, Ladies' Sum-  mer Vests;    ' Jihirtaists and Wrappers, etc., etc.    * -  '  >*r > ' -  ,      -*-���������������������������.  A large stock of ,Pickles, Jams,  Jellies,  Catsups,   *   ;���������  r   "'" Pie-frqitsr,and Marmalades, just opened'up.   ,,-���������     '"-,./'^ t.\  * '      '  L^ L_l_x_i ! L_L: , * ,      ���������'.-*������       ;    *, .        ���������   ���������*     .   ������ v'J  i   1 <  -V*   -  '        r si  'l  ���������    j   *7 *    V    .'*M   ^  ^, v- F  i 1  'i ^iij;*'-  St-',"  McAl-  SHOALBAY.���������Dunsmuir;2o;  Mci  1 <,y ,':  T-Ssy^t'^ ���������  an 21. ��������� *-    >���������- -��������� **- >���������*< "*. v-v-'^A-a*1*  Ian 23.  , LITTLE BEAilQREEI^Duvsmuir.  2; McAlian' 2/ ?/���������} i \^'. v.^ H*rJ^t',,      *���������  '   ALERT BAY.���������Dunsmuir q: 7    ���������     *  ���������   VALDEZ lSLAND'-^Durismuir a';, .  CORTEZ    ISLAND'ADunsmuir5' 3^  -*���������*-, 'a        *      ,  McAlian 1. - '/      -    --  LUND.���������Dunsmuir.��������� Duhsmuir   44;  McAlian 5.       -" " -   v   J \-   -���������   '       f  ���������������'���������������������������;.        -���������    '  DENMAN ISLAND.-Dunsmuir 12;*  McAllan^o.'    '*"  ",' :-     ^*  -'���������HORNBY ISLAND.���������Dunsmuir  10;,  MdAllari 2.'**"   .     '    -''V/-    '.'',-* '     ' '  j -r  1* \ ',  FIVE'LARGE 4lb.,'BARS OF SOAP. FO^, $1.00 ] ' (it  v        " -       j   -*        -      ' '/,     '     '*-'*.--.*' --*. -"'j-* -,J > '       ,  '".'.     .���������'"'/- Tiriest Line of Toilet;Soaps in Town.  V '  r^-?*--  <-*'���������*.*  r   '    .**'  v      =, 1   r*  1       4 ..  GIDEON HICKS.  ARTHUR WHEELEB.  iiMioi, mm;  -. "* ^ l -^    - vi  Comox--James    Dunsmuii\    govein-  ment, elected.       \ <���������*      ���������.--... ~\ *  North Nanaimo ��������� Bryden, gavernment  elected o- er Hellier. v Vote 249 for Bryden 10*148 for Hellier.  'Rogers, government,  152;- Kinehart, op--'  r-*������'1 ,   ��������� ,. *  r  ��������� -.-*      f     ' .    .    1 -     ������  position,  149; Heljeson, opposmop, 156.,  Several places to hear from. -]  In,the contest,between Ellison, govern-  ment,'and Graham, opposition, returns'  --* - 1       '��������� ��������� '<���������      o < "     '  ---are mixed bufindicate- Ellison's election*  1 Returns alsp indicate'Killies., opposition,  election.    The ������election   in  Cassiar forv  two, members  has,not taken  place, but  they will'doubtlessN-be both  government  *��������� ' -*  * - '-  supporters.    Nothing has, at this writing,,  been-heard from East Kootenay , ' Little  ���������*        '       *i r  1 ��������� 1^'  'can be made from "the, West   Kootenay  -���������'   *   ^ ���������.  returns, and we await final repoit.        *    *_ -J_ J?  1. ���������"*  , 9   "    ���������  ;���������=���������:���������  r '      * ,-   \-n-i ~ ���������    C-r>T  '' 'v     '      ,4   '-.'''.      V "   ������'rt^i*V> ;  McPHEE ;& MOOREy;f^!S'           ,_ ,     '������* ���������,-������������������ ������������{**kBF"-;*t  1 ,' ' 1������ -��������� ><     ,-v r-Jjjr*-  '[*'  Another  Plot. ;  ':: f v vx -���������  ^^Jflv-i^ajii,-:  .   Yokohama, July 1 i,*4Atiother plot at<    \^r>t^'4^|  Seoul, Korea, against the government has' < ������> -> "   r. ^i'ls i  been- [ disclosed., ,  Several    prominent   -- !��������� -   .' At  officials have been arrested's on charge"of"* / -/< -'^    1 *,%  complicity, and^others including minister -''^'? ~*t ^jv"; .'- X  ~r    ���������.���������.... ^ixj     s- f *   J , ."���������*. '���������.  ^j   ... .'  k'"'^  Latest election news.  *N.������naimo, July 1?���������Higgins, in Esquimalt, has"demandcd a recount, Booth's  ���������* >    ,-���������  majontv being onlv 8 Higgins  is  only 3  under his opponent. The latest f\om  South Nanaimo' gives Ralph' Smith a  majoiity over  Dr. Walkem  of 121.    So  of war,-have fled. / ,  ' \ > -, f'   1*- ���������  -. 4  .       >T,       *  t-sn. I  ,Vt S.    ���������*.('5j.|  tals at the front there are no wounded SV- fOi/ 'J,^^l  soldiers with .serious cases, and all the\ ���������'-/���������/- V-,-^1  rest,of the" wounded are in hospital ships .->> ^iv;"fv|  bom id for the north, tv  '   South Nanaimq���������Ralph  Smith, Oppo-    -far it looks as if there will be a dead-lock-  sition, elected.    Vote 160 for-Smith to 35     the  Government and Opposition, being  ������   v  P.O. Box 233  . Dealers in Newand-Second-hand  Pianos arid Organs.  BERLIN (Berlin, Ont.-,) MASON & E1SH (Toronto, Oat.,) BUSH & GEOTS (Chicago, 111.)  ���������All kinds of Sheet Music kept in stock. '   "  Orders promptly attended to.  i, TUNING and REPAIRING.  Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks.  I0LDIK& CiMP BSD,  The greatest boon to Sportsmen,  Prospectors, and Camps generally,  suitadle for houses or boats. ^  Comfortable, Neat and Strong.  Single bed, folds in bundles feet long  ' by 5'inches in  diameter, weighs  11  pounds, price 33.5.0.     ' '.'..'-..  Double bed (full size), folds 4 leet long  by Sh inches  in diameter weighs if.  pourds, price $4.50  Every bed  provided 'with  water-proof  f J  shipping case.   Can be extended or fold-  '*'    ed in three-ininti.t^s.    Discriptibn circu- j  I az ������n application., ������������������  Order at once.    Address,  KLONDIKE FOLDING BED  CO.,  7 .     "J^anaimo,' B., C.  For Your Job   Printing  ���������to?  e^Eus a: trial,  ^5   DO. GIOOB   WQRK,  itSTDealer in  Stoves and Tiaware  Plumhins' and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  ���������t^Agent for the   ���������-.���������<  Celebrated Gurney  ������ouveni 1? Stoves and  ���������Ranges���������^���������  Iilanufacturer of the. '  New Air-tight heaters  ���������..-!������j3^..j>-.i������.r������������.^.^-tkJ������j-T -ifHin"  NOTICE  Any person 01; persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and 'barrels of the  Uijion Brevvery'v.ompany'Ltd of'Nanai-  mp, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for. information leading to  conviction.  W. E. N.orris,, Sec'y  for Dr. Walkem.    -1  ���������Nanaimo City���������Dr. McKetchnie, Opposition, elected by a vote of 678, being  508'over A. M.   McGregor,  government.  North Victoria���������Booth, government'  elected over Patterson.  Victoria���������Helmecken 1484; Turner  1352; Hall 1275;- McPhillips 1229; all  goveinment. The opposition ranged  from 9<j6 to 1144. -  Esquimalt���������Pooley, government, 213;  Bullen, government, 211; Higgins, opposition, 208; Haywood opposition, 189.v  South   Victoria���������Eberts,  government, \  238; Yates, opposition, 212.  Cowickan���������Robertson, government,  174; Herd, opposition 113.  Albern.���������(So far as heard from) Neill,  opposition, 84; Huff, government, 78.  Vancouvei���������McPherson 1366:  Tisdell  1342; Maitin 1238; Cotton 1235���������elected  .over      government     candidates,     who.  received a vote ranging from   56910 867.  ; ��������� .���������-*-=*���������.      "���������.-'*' .7 '.- ;.'���������  New Westminster���������H en d er son,  government,  elected  over Brown, by- 23  majority, 50 spoiled ballots.  West Lilloet���������-Smith, government, 48;'���������  Peters, opposition, 36.       -     -  Richmond���������Kidd,  opposition,   224  to  137 for McQueen, independent.  Chilliwack���������Turner, govern-meht, iof6;  Munro, opposition,-J42.  Deita-^Foster, opposition, 179; Ben-,  sen, government,   1.15.  : D-jwdaey���������McBride, government, 215^  Wheth'u-n, oppos tion, 178.  East Lillioet���������Stooddar j, government^  j8; Prentice, opposition, 68���������six places  to hear fjr'om.  North Yale���������D;ean, -government, elected over (X B. Martin by 9 majority.  Cariboo,���������H unter,   goy.ern.m.ent^   112;  practically ?ven m numbers. Theie are  several places to be heard- from which  may slightly change this.  r It is now learned that in North Yale,  Martin will demand a recount against  Dean, whose majority is 9.  v,-v:l  LATEST BY HM.  LATEST ELETION NEWS  Id the racount at Esquimalt today Bullen, government, was ^ elected by< a majority of 2.  East Kootenay Baker, gevern-  ment, elected by 15 majority.  AS IT STANDS.  The government members   stand  as follow;   Vancouver   Island   11;  on mainland, Devvdney, 1, McBride  New Westminster 1; East Kootenay, Baker, 1; East Kootenay, Neil-  son 1; Rossland, Martin 1; Lilloett  west, Smith 1;. East Yale, Ellison 1;  ���������-r.18.    The Opposition have allthe  rest-���������IS..;   Then  there  is   Cassiar.  Two of those here ; marked for   the  government are claimed by the Opposition, but the   figures   received  by, ua do not bear out the conten-**-  ���������tion. ��������� \:'  Dynamite   Exslosion.  Havana, July 11���������Whi'e a party of  Alquizar guerillas was reconnoitering  along the railroad.and examining a drain  below Alquirzar and Canas, a dynamite  bomb exploded killing 15 members of  the party.  If our readers.,have any local news of in  teresfc, v/e will be pleased to insert same in  the local. Qoluinc, if brought to, the office. ���������*  i* *��������� -I    J" ' ������/--   #'   Villi J?"  i - ���������>   "��������� ���������'? ������������������" *(.-* K '.-.v.-^sl  ���������?'-.'  -* Accidental Drowning,     ',"   ^K^^^^i'M.  Nanaimo, July 11���������J.   Michaelaon' of        X  '\ "/^  * *��������� * ' '-. i -i *    -   * "-j-    *.   *- ���������.*- j   ,:* \  Departure   Bay.   was     drowned   today    ������- -���������   * -    Y. v  1   *       - _*���������  through the up-etting of his boat. '������      \'/ -*  '    j'   * ' <-, - >  , r Bombarding Santiago.  ;-���������-.��������� "'    v -.-><,  "Port Antonio,, July  11���������The American  fleet began to bombard Santiagor' at 5:1a'  p. m.    In obedience to Gen.  Shafter the  warships lined up and commenced firing*1"  over the limestone cliff.   The bombarcU  ment continued for an hour.   Shells were  fired with great deliberation and at rapid'  intervals.    The signals   from' shore an* J  nounced the shells were doing their worl^,.  At dusk the squadron ceased firing.  COAL   SHIPPED.  , July 5���������Lome, 140 tona  ' "    6���������Tepic, 429 tona for O. P. Eu  "    '���������   Oscar, 69 tons of coke.  "    "   H. M. S. Egeri*, 72 tona of coa  and 4 tons of coke.  July 6���������Torpedo No. 40, 16 tong of coal,"1  "    "   Lapwing, 23 tons of coal  "    "   Princess Louise, 69; tons of coaL  "    "   Hongkong, 172 tons   o������  coal  tor  New Westminster.  July 6���������Hapid Transit, 240 tons of coal for.  Cain, Seattle.  July 6���������Str. Wellington, 2,400 tona of coal)  "    "   Scr. Lois,   160   tona   of  coke  for*  Hall mines.  July 6���������Tepic, 232, tons of coal,, a-nd.  1,98;  tons of coke.       ;  July 6*���������:Lois, 190 tons of. coal.  Sau Mateo is loading.:  Ship Santram waiting to load..  Minneola is due.  Passenger Iiist..  J[uly 6���������W. H  S itooker,, Mrs*.  Spooner and three   iihildren^  Miss.  Lewis, Miss Davis,. Mrs.;   Whilton^  Miss Work,. A. Magee, W.   Rivers  W. A������hrnan,, A.. Fische,. CL. Gibson h  G.   McGargle,.   W.   L'ockharfc,.   J.,  Smith, W.. Moore, D.. Barnes,.  Mrs..  Conner, Mrs. Hickm i. n, Miss. Row--.   .  bottom,  Mrs. Bannerman,. H..  M..  Burnett,. Mrs. Barrett, Miss Rich-.  ards, P.   MeNeville,. Ak=opp���������  Miss*.  McApin, Mrs. Howe,. Miss., Cristo-.  pher, Sam Piercy,  Mrs. S-   Pieiey^  P. Craig,, Miss Wood,, A...BU -^eae^-^ %  ���������t,  .tJi^ijn-: 3w-.cnJrf. ��������� ��������������� -gf -    nMmi<JKJi,.  MFfe.J������!  ������j/������u������AU<Crf4.H ���������^.^uV^----'.^,f.-wf*,-,*-**-*^-Y^  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY.  The Colored  Pcrter  and  His Excuse For  Hia Educational Shortcoming-fl.  While   the  colored,man at the depot  ���������was leading the trunks  ou the baggage  - te-uck a small  boy of  his own'color approached him and said:  "Sara, kin I spoke wid yo'a nrinit?''  "Boy, who yo' callin Sam?" demanded  the  man  as  he dropped a trunk to  confront' the youngster.  "IV.e callin yo' Sam, of co'sc."  '"   "Waal, dar ain't no  of co'sc  to it.  1    My name, sah, aro Sa'nmcl Brown.    If  ,   yo' vrish to spoke to mo, yo' must call  me Mistah Brown.    Now, what yo' got  ,    to say?"  "My sistah sent word  to yo', Mistah  Brown."    ' '   .  "Oh, den yo' got a sistah?"  '    "'Yes, sah, an she dun tole me to tell  yo' somethin'.''  "She did, eh?   Did yo'r  sistah know  dat I was Mistah Samuel Brown?"  "Yes, sah." (V ,  ���������"An  dat  I had de  responsibility of  dis railroad on my shoulders?"  /'Yes, sah."  "An she didn't dunwrito me a note?"  "No, sah.  She dun  tole mo to say it  toyo'."  c     "Boy; don't yo' fool wid a pusgon in  , my posishun.    Why didn't  yo'r  sistah  dun write me a note?"  ',   " 'Kase,   sah, yo' couldn't read' it if  * ahe did."  -'- The man reached out and caught tho  -  boy by the arm as if  to shake him, but  directly a smile hroke over his face and  he released his grip and said:  "Dat's so, boy, an yo'r sistah can't  dun write her own name to,save her  neck. I'ze got de responsibility of dis  railroad on k my shoulders an she's got  de responsibility of de dressmakin biz-  .iiess on' hers, an we hain't got no time  ���������to sagaciate'around wid red ink an blue  paper. Yo' jes' waic till I percolate dis  baggage up to de train an den yo' kin'  go ahead an disqualify yo'r inviduous  information." ��������� KeYr'-* York Sunday  World. ���������  Of tlie Modern Dae!.  First Second���������I think the swords  tiave soaked long enough in the anti-  aseptic compound.  Second Second���������I think so. Did you  ^scatter, the chlorido of lime under the  <tircs? ��������� ���������     - ' ' '    ������  "Yes, and I  burned, sulphur in the  "hranches.''  .   "Good.  Plow about the bushes?"  "They  have  been sprayed with that  No.  1 deodorizer.   Did you sprinkle the  Jawn?"  -'' Yes. I used the camphorated wash.''  ���������"* Excellent. Shall Ave start the rotary  ���������atmospheric purifier?"  "I think so. One moment���������did you  kindle the fire under the medicated  bath?"  "I did. And I also put the hot water  bottles on tho portable furnace and set  tho mustard plaster where it would  warm."  "ThenI think we arc all ready." -  "I think so. Messieurs, we are quite  ready."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Port Mulgravb, June 5, 1897:  CO. Eichards & Co.,  Dear Sms���������MINARD'S LINIMENT,  is my remedy for colds, etc. II is the  best liniment I have ever used.   '  Mrs. Jostah Hart.  A SERIOUS EXPERIENCE.  Minari's Liniment Cares garget in Cows.  ���������\Do you think it is like me ?" she 'asked, as she showed him her latest photograph. "Like you?" he repeated. "I  can almost hear it."  J10H500H  ���������KD-rtttlOn TCP  PASSEDTHROUGH   BY     ONE    OF  BROCKVILLE'S BEST KNOWN  MEN.  No Head Eor Finance.  "There's no use talking," remarked  the curbstone statesman wearily. "It's  impossible to make a woman understand  even the first principles of finance.''  "Whac's the matter now?" inquired  another member of the old guard.  "While I was down town yesterday,  it appears, the baby accidentally swallowed a quarter.''  "Yes?" x  "Yes, sir. And what does my wife  do but call in a doctor and pay him $5  for getting that quarter hack.''���������Chicago Times-Herald.  A Valuable Indorseraeiit.  "Isn't the butter'rather strong today,  Mrs. Small?" asked the star boarder.  "It may be, Mr. Hunker," was the  landlady's suave reply, "but if it is  that fact only establishes its genuineness. Imitation butter never gets  strong.''���������-Town Topics.  Too Close For Comfort.  Hammond���������How did Skiunum happen to loss on that latest deal? I thought  that he stood close to the right people.  Beans���������That was .just it. Ho was up  against them.���������New York Journal.  Spicy.  .  '' Any spicy features in the new play?''  "Well,"   the  lady answered,"John  had his mouth full of cloves. "���������Kansas  City Journal. ,    .  A. Knotty Problem.  "���������Why, Ethel, what aro you doing with  that big medical work in your lap?"  "Well, Arabella, you'd never guess, I  am quite suro."  "You are not going to make a doctor of  yourself, aro you?"  "Not at all.    I  am  trying  to  find out  which of  my two suitors I love enough to j  marry.    What do you think of that?"  "How can a cyclopedia of medicine help  you?"  "Well, it's this way. j Mr. Oldspoon is  67 years of age. Ho is worth ������80,000 and  has consumption. Mr. Dukkatsis 65 years  old Ho is worth ������100,000 and has heart  disease. I thought r.erhaps this medical  book would help mo to makeup my mind.  I have about decided that I lovo Mr. Duk-  kats the better.    Which would vou Inva?"  From the Brockville 1* ecorder.  There aro few  men  in Brockville or  vicinity better known to the general public, and there is certainly no one  held in  greater esteom by las friends, /than Mr.  L. doCarle; sr.    Mr.  deCarle came from  England to Canada forty-four years ago,  locating in   the   county   of   Glengarry.  ���������Eight-years later he removed to Brockville and has made his home hero  ever  since.    He established the large marble  business still carried on by his sons here,  and is himself one of   the   mosc   expert  stonecutters in the Dominion of Canada,  j Hois also  well known  as an   artist   in  other lines, and as   a   draughtsman has  few equals and no superiors." Ample evidence of this is afforded in the fact that  when the construction  of the Canadian  Pacific railroad was begun 'Sir Sanford  Fleming, chief   engineer   of   that   great  trans-continental ro id. requested him  to  join his staff. ' Mr. deCarle accepted tho  position at Sir Sanford's request, and remained with the company for nine years  during which time he  drew nearly, all  the profiles of the road and the plans of  the .bridges between Ottawa and Thunder  Bay.    His work was  commended as  the  best done by   any   draughtsman   in the  company's employ.'     Since loaving the  company's service Mr de Carle has lived  a retired life,  enjoying   a   well   earned  -competence at his cosy home in the  west  end of tho town.    Mr. deCarle is possessed of a rugged constitution and had always enjoyed the best of health, uiitil the  fall of 1896.    Then he was stricken  with  an affection of the limbs which much alarmed him.    Speaking with a RECORDER  representative the other day, the conversation happened to turn upon this event,  and circumstances connected   therewith  can best be told in his own words.   "Last  fall" said hc,tf"my legs became in such a  condition that when 1 sat down I had no  power,over them. I could not move them  one way or the other, and was  naturally  much alarmed.    I was advise d to try Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills.      I   had' read  of  their curing cases similar to mine and so  I decided to give them a trial.     I   purchased a supply of   the   pills   and   commenced taking them according to  directions.     I had only  taken them a short  time when I found that  I was regaining  the use of my legs and could raiso one  up  and cross tlie other  without  much- difficulty.    I also remarked to my wife that  the pills were doing  me much good, and  she was   both   surprised  and   delighted  when I showed her with what ease I could  move my limbs.    I continued taking the  pills for about a month and by that time  I had as full control of rny legs as I ever  had���������in fact was  completely cured.     I  have never had a symptom  of  the trouble since, a> d am now as well as ever I  was.    I attribute my cure entirely to Dr.'  Williams1 Pink Pills.     In fact it must  have been the wills,   for I took nothing  else in the way of medicine, and I cannot  too strongly recommend them to anyone  afflicted as I was."  The Eljr Brother.  Children early learn to adopt tho manners and tho speech of tho elder brother;  the small boy is educated by the one who  is at college or in business muoh more  than by his governess or his tutor. Said a  wise observer once: "If only you can get  your eldest son well started, if ho is manly, truthful and of high principles, rhe  others in the family follow right on in the  s.-imo direction. The judicious father will  take great pains with his oldest boy."  In a neighborhood or a school the large  boys .influencesocial opinion and set the  fashion for the rest. Always...-there is  some larger boy whom the little lad greatly ndnm-es.'wbo is his model, whose smile  or whose frown makes or unmakes his  .happiness.* Tho big brother does not know  'it, but he is in this changeful world the  ono personngG whoso scepter never totters,  whoso popularity never wanes and who  never goes out of fashion.  To his sisters he has the opportunity of  showing chivalry, kindness and tho deference of the stronger to the weaker. To  tho baby of tho household ho is little short  of a king. Tho big brother, bless his heart;,  when ho" is n nice, obliging, affectionate  and generous fellow, is as important a  mom her of society as any one who can be  mentioned.  If, as sometimes happens, ho is either a  bully or a orw/ird, then ho is more con--  temptiblo than ho would ho if he had been  born in a less fortunate order in tho family, for ho has, so to speak, broken faith  with all that was expected of him.���������-Harper's Bazar.    ,  Ueatlng: Janus' Best Record.  "No, sir," said the rural voter, "I  wouldn't trust that politician under no  circumstances.''  "Why not?"  "Ye've heard about how ye orter beware of a two faced man?''  "Yes."  "Well, after seein all the different  picters of him in the newspapers, I've  come to the conclusion that he's a 17  faced.pian.at the lowest calc'lation. 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WOODMAN, Secretary.  . .     ���������'.'���������'     - WINNIPEG.  -riiiwis,  /Uir-tis  /  i  %  n -  "U.  --I  -si  <  \l 1 JACK'S WE.  BY ST.  GEORGE RATHBORNE.  *   *     . CHAPTER in.  -.',,���������- '..���������..  .* ...It-is-not.into the frowing tubes of a  revolver thajb Doctor Jack stares as he  wheels in that Cihlian ��������� parlor, but something just about as deadly to the peace  of man���������the fascinating eyes   of a rarely *  1v'beautiful woman. ���������'''*'���������,  She   is   of ' Spanish   blood���������her dusky  orbs-vandv olive   complexion   betray this _  fact.   Jack has seen many   lovely women ���������: ^presently imagine he lias-run ��������� up against  "in his time, but surely never one like'the ' a buzz-saw or one pf those typhoons that  -secretly carried away to -one cloister rrcm  ���������which you rescued her without assistance,  as few men could have done."  c Doctor Jack fails to catch the   implied  ompliment. >  "Ah! your words give me a sudden  thought���������an* inspiration. Was this Britis-h  bull-dog in Santiago at that'time?"  "Si, senor."    '  "Then he shall account to me for that  outrage. He, throws'the'* gantlet' down���������  Doctor Jack picks it up and swears ihat  he will not quit the shores of Chili until  this debt-is canceled.,'-1 : ���������   ���������*  The American's eyes, flash lire, and,he  shuts his teeth with the sudden indignation that rushes, through' his, mind���������he  can forgive an insult aimed against himself, but the man who dares to offer any  indignity   to ' Doctor   Jack's   wife   wLi;  person who stands there and   looks   into  , his face1���������her gaze is .peculiar,   too, since  , it seems to fascinate,, to a' certain extent.  ���������   "Pardon;*but-I have come here to'meet  f.     the writer of a note," he says.  She gives him a captivating * smile.--i   '. '  ."Yes, I know wit,. Senor >. Evans," she"  says, softly. ;  ''I would see Don;Rafael, if   it   please  -o     you3 senorita."  <-   "He is in Santiago."  ,.     ,* "But���������the.letter���������" '  '  "I wrote myself, senor,'^again smiling.  Doctor Jack bows, accepting the situa-  .'   tion.  ,        "Then", my   interview ' must be   with  '     you."      r ,  '  ���������  ', ���������      /'Are you sorry, Doctor Jack?"  This man is- no fool���������he .detects the  -*��������� '.varied emotions of her voice,' and knows  she" has entered- upon the game she plays  ���������.,. with a motive. As yet he cannot guess it  '���������he is far from being conceited���������ignores  '';-,',, the'fact''of ,his line"'physique and hand-  ���������*;*',"tsome, face���������cares f only for vtho love and  v< 'devotion .of,one 'woman 'in alLthis wide  V? -*������������������<  "'world, and that-1���������his^wife.*  At,the same time he  aridable ', to' meet a,'  jnents if need be.  '' Certainly not,' lady,  is a   gentleman,  hidy with compli-  *��������� j  but   surprised,' \  ��������� lie replies  "At what?" (, -     ''  '"That so much of my   secret   business  to .this land, to Chili^should. be   knoyriw  to one of your sex."    '       *r  ���������   "Ah! 'perhaps, -I   have  an interest in.  , you and your fortunes," with a bewitch-  **-* ing look.'     , , ��������� , ���������,'',*,  .. j, . .",?*1?mti to������> would be, singular, ; lady,  for, outside of ray dreams, I cannot remember ever having seen,M pardon me,  one soJlovely." ���������' ' *,H; s ��������� '��������� , ���������  ��������� Sho flushes and, thrills, as** though his  * empty compliment contains the elixir of  life for heiv * .     r, v?  "Then, you   have   seen . me   in   your*  dreams���������you   believe   in   souls    leaving  their earthly tenement during   sleep and  holding i-ucei-com'se with- other congenial  , company, from ,whoin,> in,, life they-may  over be separated?" --.     , ,'  /,'-'���������'Ah!    that   is something I have never  'bothered my head about. I'simply meant  " '"'* 'that in dreams -������������������we'bften-' see "faces, and ,  are startled at meeting   their   fac-similcs  later.    But sciiorita"* I   have come here,'  braving ' what*" danger. . lies   upon   your  streets after the '-recent   disturbances"���������  with an' involuntary   glance   at his hand  and tho bruised knuckle���������'' to  hear what  you have to say concerning   my   affairs.  You will therefore pardon me   if ---I   ask  you,to proceed to "business   that   I may  return to the fonda."  At his words a chango flashes  over the  lovely race of the Chilian beauty.  1 ���������    - "You are   anxious   to   return to your  wife?V sho cannot help saying.  "That is quito true, senorita,"   he   re-  ��������� plies,   stoutly,   and   then    adds:   "You  know there has   been   much   lawlessness  in "Valparaiso since the   Balmaccda party  -< ��������� was defeated, and- I  am   uneasy   about  .    leaving her  unprotected   in   a   common  '    hotel." 4 '  That beautiful lip curls slightly.  '' Ah! Doctor Jack, do not worry yourself about your wife���������there is one in Valparaiso who,means to protect her���������whose  forte in life is caring for the widows.''  "Indeed���������but Avis is no widow," with  a laugh.,  '-'He means she shall be before the  steamer sails on which you expect to take  passage for the grand country of California. '' i  "The duse he does!"   exclaims .Dootor  Jack, elevating his eyebrows; "and   who  ���������may this party be who appears   so solici-  \ tious about my welfare   and   that of my  wife?"  "Ho is an Englishman."  "Perhaps I can   guess   now���������I   had a  ,    glimpse of his   figure   to-day,   and it reminded me of a   certain  man,   though I  ��������� have not mentioned uhe fact   to my wife.  Is it Lord Rackett Plympton?"  "He is the man. Before you met your  wife he adored her���������he lost the'maid,  and now he swears to win Doctor Jack's  widow.''  "Bless me, that's   cool.    I'll   have   to  keep an eye .out.for milord.    But  it was  ���������not alone to   tell'.'���������:: me   this *���������' you sent me  .-'that mote?"'"--'- '"  '...;���������:   She shrugs her shoulders; rounded and  j. perfection itself they are. .,., .  v "Ah! senor, a variety of reasons caused  7 me to seek an audience with you. I am  ;���������; not sorry, and I trust 'that you may,not  !be. But what is the matter with your  ,, hand, senor���������your handkerchief, caris-  1 sima! it is spotted with blood."  "Your pardon,   senorita���������two   rascals,  7;, cowards both, waylaid   mo   in   a narrow  ;'calle.    I   struck   one  ��������� knuckle."  ;;;, 7?'And   the   other?"  eyes like stars.  "I tossed through a  cause such terror' in tropie<n.l seas.  "Senor, I am not disappointed in what  I see of'you���������I knew you had no .fear in  your, soul, and behold, every action  proves it.    You   are   not sorry you came  here?";' "      " "      u '"     ���������     ',  *'" "Already you have told'<tme"'enough,  charming, lady, to doubly repay me for  ���������*iny trouble ;and yet I-do'not believe you  have touched ^upon the principal reason  of my' summons."  He is looking straight in her eyes as he  speaks, and cannot fail to note'the wave  ,of color that suffuses face and/(neck.'  "Perhaps it was a curiosity to sec yon  face to face, Doctor Jack. , Qiiicn sabe? 1  had heard much of you, yes, I have  looked upon you more than .once'when  perhaps you least suspected it, and I,  have long had "a desire to meet you per-  ' sonally���������to do you a favor. That chance'  came, and I availed myself of it."  ,'f And yet that is not  all,"   he   insists  with something in his   voice   that somehow influences her���������here   and  there you  run across a man   of   magnetic power-to  whom-others   are   drawn   ins a {singular  manner���������such a character is 'the  American known as Doctor Jack,   who has "bitter enemies and 'devoted friends.'      ,  "No, not all," she echoes.  "Then tell me what more you know���������  give me warning of danger, news of those  1 whom I have already outwitted,' but from  whose vengeful fury ,.,1 will never,be free  as long as I remain on Chilian territory. \'  "You refer to the   secret   order   of the  nitrate mines.    They   have   sent men to  this city to look after you.    Ah!   Doctor  Jack, you are too   daring   for   your own  good.  These men are Chilians���������they hate  foreigners.  They seek your death,.because  ���������you plucked your venture successfully out  of their, hands. One thing could saye you,  Doctor Jack."  '"Indeed���������what?" ho asks,' scornfully,  with the air of a'big 'dog that' turns to  look at the curs snarling and snapping at  his heels.  "Have you no relatives here?"    -  "Not a blessed one, senorita,"  - his head.   ' ���������, \  "Then it is a great pity."  , "What���������may I ask?',' '   *  :  , ."That���������you*, did., not marry  Chilian wife, would, save', you  case," she says'." -     '       -**  *-������������������*-���������-,- v  The cat is out of tho bag, and even  ono so( dull of comprehension in such delicate matters as 'Jack Evans, M. D., cannot fail to see the drift of her meaning.  Instead ,of - giving him pleasure, tho peculiar nature of the situation -causes a feeling to come ��������� over him not unlike consternation. He 'is equal to a battle royal  with half a dozen^men in ythc dark streets  of a foreign city, or even an engagement  with a black'devil of a t-bro in the bullring at Madrid, but like most brave men  a decided disadvantage  :i   lovely   woman   pitted  "And tb������ papers?" eagerly.  "I fjiid them���������very important, "** returning to his perusal with forced interest,  for already does Doctor Jack feel a heavy  lethargy stealing over him, such is the  power of the subtle drug with which this  charmer has dosed his cigarette.  . He tries to shake it off, smokes furiously and exhausts the cigarette, endeavors to talk, but makes a farce of it, gives  a groaa,and allows his head to fall over  upon the( shoulder ofj the lovely Chilian  who hap wdtched 'his struggle with her  heart in her glorious eyes.,  '' Carramba! Doctor Jack,'' she says, in,  triumph, "now you are in the snare���������you'  aro mine!-' ,     J  t ���������  And at exactly the same moment there,  ' enter the street; krfowri as  the   Calle   los  Angeles one Larry-Kennedy,'  dude, from  New York, and Doctor Jack's wife. ,  Rafael! Twisn x naa tnought to ask that  officer if by chance he saw Jack enter  this street���������he could not see him without  remembering���������but it is too  late   now."  They advance slowly, for although  there is a wide path leading from the  gate, a drive-way, in fact, under the shadow of the, luxuriant trees, it is impossible to see distinctly, especially when  one keeps watching the lights that gleam  beyond. Once' Avis stumbles and nearly  falls. .  'Beg pawdon, my dear cousin���������1; 'was  an idior.'not to offer you my arm. Lean  on me���������you will find Larry Kennedy a  .lower of strength in an emergency.*'  "Do for heaven's sake talk in whispers,  cousin ' Wo- are in the eneniy's country,  you,know," she' feels   impelled  to  say,  shakinjr  here���������a.  m this  feels himself at  when ho. finds  against him.  and   bruised my  breathlessly,   lier  door.  dozen  Bah!   they  such would  V  were babies both ���������a  hardly make a man."  "Ah!   senor,   you;; are   brave,   and .L  adore a man who knows hot  fear.    You  are too valiant to fail under an assassin's  ������������������liknife."';; ;*.���������.'���������/ '.'  '"'  "Please heaven, -I havj no ciaving for  "And this English ��������� tiger must, be  thwarted in so far as he means to have  your life."  Doctor Jack turii6 the drift of conversation.  "You spoke of my adventure in the nitrate regions*-r-hew knew you I had been  there?"  "I am. acquainted with your mission  to Chili, senor���������how you eluded the trap  Colonel North set for you���������what work  rou did in Sanitasro���������how youc. wife was  "Thanks, senorita; under the circumstances that were out ' of tho question.  Besides, I, r.ni perfectly contented with  my lot in life.; My wife���������I would not be  able to find her equal anywhere," he*"  says,' proudly.  '' You arc hardly complimentary, senor,  but you express the same admiration as  Lord 'Rackett."  "Hang his impudence���������begging your  pardon."  "I have some documents to show j'ou  bearing on this matter. I presume you  will examine them, Senor Jack���������you  who think there is only one woman in  all the world who can do you a service  will open your eves ,whcu you see what  MarilJa do los Vegos has accomplished."  "Ah! your name���������I havo heard it bo-  fore���������where, I cannot think just now!"  he says. '  "Perhaps one of the nuns in the cloister spoke it���������the Lady Superior is my  friend���������it is my money that endows that  institution, senor. But the papers���������will  you see them?"  "Senorita," bowing, "with pleasure,  and thank you deeply for your kind  services.''  "Ah! it is a, service^���������that is, a pleasure  to be of use to one so brave, so chivalrous toward my sex. Senor, you know  that we; ladies of 'Chili' are like our  Spanish'' ancestors���������we indulge : in the  weed���������it is the common thing here. Will  you allow .'��������� rncT, tov roll you a cigaretto  while you read',' and.join me in a smoke?"  He smiles-,������������������ and acquiesces, this man  who,has seen'.stranga tilings in his day,  and does not'deem it unusually odd for a .]  lovely lady to smoke a cigarette with  him���������in Spain he lias done the same  thing with Castilian girls. All the world  does not live as wo do ���������travelers sec so  much they aro surprised at nothing.  So the charming Chilian senorita rolls  him a cigarette with her deft fingers, and  then one for herself���������Doctor Jack is, so  deeply interested in what he reads that  he fails to note the fact of her particular  care in making up these delicate rolls,  but she 'keeps one eye on him the while.  "Allowme, senor." ,  He accepts the cigarette, and then the  taper she quickly ignites in the gas���������  their hands touch while the exchange is  being effected, and, again that rosy flush  covers her face and neck. Spanish blood  is hot as lava overflowing old Aetna's  craters���������our cold, self-possessed girls do  not bear any resemblance to the daughters of Spanish American climes.  ��������� .  CHAPTER'rW      ������������������ "  Larry Kennedy swings his small figure  in front of the-, street lamp' with the  smoke glass. ���������...,, J   .     ,. -. I  "By   Jove! here , we have., it,' Cousin  ���������Avis���������readJ yourself���������-rthe-  Caller los An-'-'  gelcs," he-ejaculates. \        j- ,>\  "But why did'tliat dri'vef put us down ���������  at tho wrong corner?"** ehe' demands. j  ,    "Give it up, unless���������a.stupendous idea  strikes me���������--the fellah is iii ' league  with-  your   enemies,    and .-^wanted'- you to get  losl," declares the little man   in a burst  "of confidence.        >,���������**���������-- w ,  ���������   "It was fortunate* Jack' left. the letter  behind him, > or we would not have known  where   to   seek.    Look,   Hero  comes  an- '  alquazil along���������perhaps/' for a  considera- i  tion, he   would ^condescend ��������� to   give us.  some information." ' '      ' t[.  "It's a beastly shame,:*-, you know, that'  a man of my education and abilities must  be compelledgto ask 'advice from such a  creature; but the fortune of war compels  strange things. Ah! .what \ 6hall I ask,  'cousin?' ' <. ��������� "v! / " '  - ."Whore the''Don presides���������tho name  signed to the letter, you remember."    ;���������  Avis" wears "a s'heavy Veil in order to  conceal ,her features, ".format 'this hour no  respectable lady'cares towbe .seen on tho  streets of this city, which'' at present -is  made up-pretty much of-1 discordant-, elements.    s)   ./     _'iv     *^il_ ,       '  The alquazil draw-3 near,'glancing suspiciously at the couple,1 but -Larry believes  in taking the bull, by the horns, and,  advancing until" ho waylays "tho officer,'  pushes several, coins .into-his hand, at .the  same time inquiring, with what he believes to be the 'best of Spanish,1 the loca-  tionn of Don Rafael's residence. ,   '  His meaning is' at 'least evident, and  as the Chilian police officer) feels the silver press his palm, his tongue is loosened  and ho proceeds to give directions how  to find the place for which they seek.  Larry soon loses*himself  in, what .the  man says, but preserves' a   dignified silence, and at the conclusion   nods gravely  as though he has the whole   matter . preserved in that little   head of his; though  immediately^turning to Avis.        "'' "'  ' "By Jove! cousin; 'I,hope you succeeded in catching his meaning better than I'  did���������his���������accent is   simply 'horrid,   you,  know.',,'it's a beastly shame a man trips'"  upon   his   own   language !"4 bud   ho   is  calmed by her   assurance   that' she managed to master what the' policeman said,  and-will be   able   to   identify   the place  , sought.  So the pair turn into the Calle los Angeles, and leave tlie alaquizil under the  smoky lamp, biting 'the pesetas'lie has  received, as though fearful lest they may'  prove to be counterfeit, or the whole  affair a dream. '  "Let me, know if you discover two'  lions beside a heavy gate, Cousin Larry." .  "Lions!" he bursts out, and then  laughs, "oh! yes, you mean stone ones���������  I understand���������began to think we might  have a, grand hunf on this square of tho  angles. -I'll keep an eye out for ,lions  every day of the week. My African ex-  pariencc, don't you know, niakes me a  keen ludge of tho beast���������awful clever of  tho Don to mark his place so that  strangers may find it."  The little man gabbles on in this strain  until he "is suddenly electrified with:���������  "Here we are!"  "Bless my soul, outgeneraled'after all  ���������but then I.never .pretend to compete  with a girl as bright as you, Avis."  "Speak low, cousin. Much may depend  on our secrecy. Doctor Jack has'enemies  hero���������they have lured him away for a  purpose, and   his   wife   has come to the  and'he realizes   that   even' a bravo' man  'may be-indiscre?t aftimei     '    .    <���������," l  "I, am dumb���������miserably-  dumb,"   he  .j .* * 'h  rj  ..*-    ������ ���������  -  situation,  he looks,  n surpris-  senor?" very anx-  "Does it suit   you,  iously.  "Admirably," with a half-concealed  grimace, for like most men he detests a  cigarette, though he must be a barbariau  to refuse to smoke one when rolled by  euch dainty fingers as the Senorita Mar-  ilia's.  rescue to teach'them what -an* American  woman is capable of doing when the man  she loves is in danger," from which it  may be seen that her faith in the loyalty  of her husband ha.*s never wavered an  iota, in spite of tho cunning plot to  shake it, and arouse that* monster, jealousy, within her faithful heart.  Larry is by this   time   duly   impressed  with the serious nature of the  He is not quito such a fool as  and on occasions may develop  ing amount of good sense as well��������� as phil  osophy.     \.      '���������',]'��������� ;..'.���������'       .,,���������:.  . .,'.,-.;,',,'.'  " Give your orders, Cousin Avis. . You  remember I promised to call you the  general. Shall I break in this door?"  She is compelled to smile when she  glances at the puny figure of the dude  and then takes in the '.massive' gate between the stone lions, and which threatens to bar their farther progress.  "Reserve your,strength, my dear Larry  ���������unless I am greatly mistaken, the gate  is ajar."  At her words the dude springs forward  and discovers the truth���������there will be no  necessity, for .deeds of valor on his part���������  at least not yet. In good time he may bo  'Called'upon;to play his "part,' and Larry  Kennedy, in the past has given proof that  in his diminutive body there lives a soul  much too large for his size.  He proceeds to, push the heavy gate  partly open, and Avis enters���������the perfume of many flowers greets her���������it is  overpowering in the night, air, and Doctor. Jack's w*ife somehow feels a strange  sensation come over her. This is the  place to which her: husband ' has been  lured, for some purpose as yet unknown,  .and she seems to .associate .the,: perfume  of these flowers..with the secret mission1  of their enemies.  Then, with the resolution that has  characterized the Avis : Morton of old,  she recovers.  "LetUs push on,y cousin���������see, lights  gleam through the trees yonder. We will  find the_bo.u������!(i tbfire^rt:he. house  of. Don  replies.^  It'is just -as well, .for the house looms  uj>,before' them now, though(1 as ypt they  have had" no glimpse of a living being.  Here!, arc-'the-, stairs���������they   ascend,*, no'  longer groping in darkness,,for*;.the,   illu-  mination'is more than 'sufficient" to disclose their 'surroundings.*   Should, they  meet any servants, Avis believes she will  i bo   able   to   manage    them,   first"with  magic ^ilver,   then   by   a glimpse of her  fair face from  behind   the   veil���������women  understand 'the ' power4 -'that' lies in their'  grasp better than most men suspect���������and  | if all "els'j 'fails an appeal 'to iirmsl can be  made,* when.valiant Larry- will be given  an opportunity to show his mettle.  J      Fortunately.itlhappens otherwise,   and  ��������� they are ,not confounded by any Cerberus  .'���������-at the door, demanding their business. ,  j (l, A, strange silence reigns in, the.house,  and Larry likens it to a great tomb. Here  are .lights and*" flowers/ bti't- * where   can  , theyjfind the ihuman, occupants���������why,  do  thevjUot hear the   hum   of 'voices or the,  -���������V-'notcs: of music? "*"��������� "���������" **���������"' '���������  '���������      <''��������� "*���������*>   ���������-?  So they pass into the great Ivi 11,,. where,-  hang   elegant   paintings,    relics   of   the  chase, .-of,,war������������������many" things  that proclaim the proprietor,.a,man of cultivation  an'd1 wealth!' \'**-  ' j-,;A,spirit of unrest has   assailed,Avis-  something seems to. assure^ her   thatthe  man , she loves and honors is,' underihis  .roofandin .danger. * Putting   this   arid  that together���������the' note   that came into  Jack's hands,, the ''apparently ^accidental  conversation which she - heard - under; her,  window atvthe hotel, and   Larry's simple  explanation regarding what he   knows���������-  her woman's ,wit-has.������been able   to figure  out something, like  tho   truth.    At  any  Tare sho believes her, coming" to be an inspiration. rt>, t -        ���������������������������-  I      A door on the right opens   into a   luxurious   drawing-room���������sho   rivs thither  j and, holding her breath, looks in.,  j      --The gas is turned low, and   not a s-ign  ��������� of, human occupancy  does/she   discover.  J Ihis  is   only   a   beginning,' ��������� however���������,  other rooms remain which will undoubtedly prove of a more profitable nature.  ' As she turns, after sweeping her eager  eyes around the   richly   decorated -room,  she catches' the attitude   of   Larry, Kennedy.    Thc'New   York 'dude is at picture  as he stands there like a statue,- his heavy  cane grasped in one hand while the other  is raised with the finger pressing h*is( lips.  Evidently the little   man* has   himself  made a discovery   oi   great importance���������  at least he holds such an opinion. ' .  . In   an   instant,    as   it * seems, Doctor  Jack's wife has flown to  the   side of her  cousin���������he says   not 'a word, but points  through the doorway close   by, and Avis  Evans, looking, is almost paralyzed with  a sudden 'cold   fear   at   the sight she beholds.    .  Imagine a loving, faithful wife being  a witness to the caresses a rival bestows  upon the man she loves with all her soul  ���������tliat is what occurs .in this grand Chilian mansion, which has been invaded  sby the Americans. -,*   ..  A woman sits in a chair���������she half supports tlie head of a man seated very clo*-o  to her, pats, his face with gentle little  strokes, and murmurs, while she thus  caresses, words of love,' devotion.  The light shines full upon his face, and  Avis can sec beyond all doubt the well-  known features of her husband.  Under such circumstances even the  mildest woman under heaven would feel  her blood leap like boiling lava through  her veins, and Avis does not pretend to  be an angel, even if Jack has many  times called her one.  She forgets everything ,������ave that here is  a woman usurping her rights. One thing  she does notice instantly, and it gives  her considerable satisfaction���������he makes  no movement to return the   caresses thus  I-. >  bestowed���������his face,   as   seen   in   lhe ga*-;  light, proclaims the fact that he is  dead���������it's  asleep,  ptillor  room  ^perhaps the  or else, God   help her,  has alarmed her.  Obeying the impulse that urges even  the weak to claim their rights, Avis  starts forward. Larry trots at her heel-?  like a faithful lit* Ic dog���������Larry who is  ready to fight or flirt at any hour of tho  day, such is the singular conglomeration of qualities that make up his composite parts.  ���������   As she   enters"'the  sweep of her garments reaches the car of  the dreamer who thus,sits and caresses  the face of the senseless doctor. At any  rate she looks up in astonishment, for  never a suspicion.' has entered t her head  that witnesses arc. present.  ��������� Avis Evans looks upon the face of her  rival, the Chilian girl who loves her husband,' and whose strange notions of right  allow her to plot against the peace of a  wife. She shivers as she looks*-���������the wonderful. beauty of that face astounds her;  but never for one moment; does she doubt  the,faithful love of her Jack���������that has  long ago been tried in the fire and found  to be-pure gold .without alloy;  "Senorita, I will relieve.you from further trouble���������allow me to take charge of  my husband," she says, quietly.  "You!" grasps the other, her eyes  dilated with surprise- and growing fury  ���������"cospita! I know, you now���������the woman he does not love^but calls his wife!"  ' of her rival, wnicn sue nas invaded witn-  out an invitation, Avis proves her superior powers.  | "What you insinuate is entirely false.  You lured him here with a letter in  which you promised him certain information respecting the business that keeps  him in Chili. Under the name of Don  Rafael you did this. He came, fearing  nothing, and ready to brave all risks in  order to learn more. You failed to move'  hini' while he had his senses, and you  steal these away in some -manner so that  ���������j ou may win. But you forgot one' thing  ���������Doctor Jack's wife. She has a mortgage  on his, affection, which you nor any other  woman dare not raise���������she is here to  press her claim���������-to prove herself worthy  of tho love and devotion of a man who  never in all his life has done a dishonor-',  able deed. Once again I tell youcto leave  ���������that scat���������^1 am present to care for my"  own!" .        ' ' ' ���������  H    ,.  Her words are cool and clear���������they do *  not speak of passion, such as a Chilian  gifl might naturally exhibit under similar  'circumstances, but at the same time  there is a light in her gray eyes that  warns Senorita Marilla to, beware.  -       ���������       * ,       i i'i,  ,   Afc first she assumes a defiant  air���������sho  is in ?ier own castlo, and that gives1 cour-  tigo.   - Then her - mood   changes���������perhaps  che sees-Larry, who, struck by   her wonderful   beauty,   has   assumed   an, air of  powerful admiration, just as a   sun-worshiper might gaze upon,the object of his ^  adoration���������his singular face   when   thus  sec is enough to disturb one's mind.-  , Bo that as   it   may, sho  allows Jack's^  head to fall upon the side of the chair',' as-  she springs to her feet to face his  wife���������  the shock   has   some   power to partially  dispel/the .effect of the subtle drug which,  given in ��������� the   cigarette,   has   stolen  the *  doctor's   senses   away,   for' he opens his  eyes, stares vacantly about  him,-catches  sight of Avis, smiles in   perfect  content,  'and sleeps again.'   '   ' ' '- ' '  ���������-.   This one incident gives hope, however,  that he may   be  overcoming  the' drug,' .  which has not'laid.hold*of him quite as  powerfully as was anticipated.     ,    ,     . ���������*.'  ' "How'did you come here?"; asks 'Mar-,  ilia, curiosity rising above all else for the  ' moment���������she has been   almost   stupefied  at this sudden drop in her plans,' this .un- ���������'  ^expected "appearance' of the brave-Ameri- *  can wife of the'man with whom   she has  become enamored. ������ -*    -'   *  ���������,-  "My,cousin brought me"���������it might be.  more correct.the other .way,   since Larry ���������  makes a poor leader���������'-" we"put one thing  iind another" together   and���������well,   we ar-"'  rived, >you see, 'in timo to   relieve   you^of %  all  responsibility,"   and   she bends over v  Doctor Jack, -raises his head,* caresses his -  brow, and then gently shakes  him to see  whether he may not be aroused.     -     \    ' \  "What   have you done to hiin, woman'''  ���������why-does   he ��������� act   this   way?" she.de-  mands, pausing in her efforts, to look' up , i  into the face of the daughter of Don'Ra-1 *  i'acl, who, havingirecovered her senses in'  a measures, now shrugs her plump shoulders as she replies:��������� ,/"*   -  " Carramba!. how   should_ I'know���������we -  were talking of   business-*-he   draws his  chair closer to mine so' that  he   can' look '-?-  in my   eyes''���������turning   aside,   unable' to '."  meet the disdainful gaze of   hishvife���������"I   n  feel His breath on my cheek���������rthen"I -hear  a'groan, and his head falls on my shoulder.   Well, I am surprised, but I am not  afraid���������I say to   myself, * 'this man loves  me���������I will bring him to his* senses with  my touch upon his face.'    Bah!   you are ������  so rude as to disturb   me   before I quite-  succeed, bufc   I  do   not' despair.    He   is,  mine���������you cannot take   him   from me!"  defiantly. '  "What brazen   assurance!" Avis   cries,  '���������sho has never known its equal.  "Aha! you are Doctor Jack's wife by ���������  law, but look at me���������do you think he is'  blind���������does your plain face compare with  mine���������I have been called the belle of " all  Chili���������at my feet have knelt great men  ���������one only I encourage, and he is my devoted slave. You may hover over him,  madam, you may force him to deny the  truth, but hark you. he loves mo!"  What blasphemy this seems in the ears  of that Avifc���������and yet not for one moment  does her perfect trust falter���������she knows  the man whom she loves, she had read  the depths of his heart, and found there  an integrity that all earth cannot swerve.  Angels could not make her believe him  guilty of any deceit toward the woman  he calls his wife..  $>  M  j i >n  <,<"-  m  'ill  ;"���������*���������-��������� 7^**l  rtC J1'1*  i AM  >1  ���������r < i.  ,411  "ll  ���������JM r  rtrfV'-a  v   *,*,rtrtl I  -f '���������'���������&  it ������������������?'-HJ|  ', l.*-.w,*l|  ���������v..***  <,V--'\\Y|  i   ���������..'"���������'';;  ��������� ���������j.''Vif*l  <.. ���������*���������*,-< i ���������  --* -.*-#; I  s>.*-  Again she shakes   Jack���������if  only come back to his   senses  leave this place.  "I do not believe your words-  he   would  they could  -look, fin  energetic,  as a man  del igh (-ful  '  'CHAPTER   V.  It is a cruel shaft, mercilessly aimed,  but the shield of perfect -trust and love  still protects the heart of that American  wife and turns the barb aside.  Avis winces under it, but her self -possession returns, and this makes her mistress. q������Jkb������. situation.. Even inrthe. house'  his fingers he holds the end of a cigarette  ���������you rolled that, senorita, and in it I  read the cause of this strange stupor.  Wake up, Jack, and tell this woman she  plots in vain���������that when she next seeks  to trap a man let her make sure he has  no wife to interfere.''  The third shake grows more  and Doctor Jack even grunts,  will at being disturbed in a  nap���������grunts and settles himself down in  the easy-chair as though he is contented  to .be let alone, which his faithful spouso  docs not mean shall occur, for she gives  ���������him other and'more vigorous turns, just  us one might use a dear friend who had  swallowed certain drugs and must be-  kept awake, as slumber means death.  This peculiar proceeding is watched by  the two persons in the room, though of  course with, different emotions���������Larry desires to see his friend and cousin arouse  himself, while the senorita sneers at'the  apparent futile efforts Avis puts forth.  "Spare yourself the trouble���������ho will  not respond to your appeals," she says.  "It is'false���������see, ho is even now showing signs of returning consciousness."  She renews her endeavors���������the massage  of love may yet win���������it is a wife who  thus strives to arouse her liege lord.;  Larry has been an interested spectator  to this spectacle, but now he finds something to occupy his* attention in. another  quarter. Voices are heard���������and new  actors appear upon the scene.  "Great Scott! how is this?���������the lady���������  it is Avis, and here!" says Lord Rackett  as ho pushes his great athletic figure  through the door, followed by Colonel  Garcia.  Was ever fortune so cruel? What has  sent them here at this particular moment,  when Doctor Jack lies helpless in his  chair with Avis hovering over him, leaving only Larry, small of statute but a  Kiant. in_nervew tCLgtancL against_thenu  [TO BE CONTINUED.] n  fe1. ���������^^-I������^..^  ���������-^-.jiv.aT  j.i--=*,'4   w-ar  I,, i  !HS fllKLY HV8  -Issued   Every Tuesday  M; VVhitrjey, Edjtor.  $u.e Year ' ...>.  j*"*-1  ii'Months   ....,..'....'.'.'., ,  .:    J.-ii*  P.-w   0 Co  pne }������)<.ty P,or year.....,., J 12.00  ..   mqnth  ,     .f������t  week, .. l}i}������       .. f....,...,,.'..,.. I"  J^pqal  r.dtifses.ner line  '..'.  20  Not������C.es    q(  BJr,li?S-    ty-ajrpjggps    ,-^nd  peaths,  50 cej-.cs e������qfi jqsertjpn. .  Nq Acyei-tj*fi}}ent fflserfpd fpr lp*������ thffn  "  Kep������qns fai|ipg to gef THP fc-JEW*   regularly should nqtjfy thp OFF1CS,  Persons having :jf]y business witb T^K  News will  please pftll  at the office or  write.  f-������' Adygrtisers who wapt their ad  pranged', should get copy \% before  12 3. n*. Saturdays. ,:  TUESDAY,   jyLY   5th,    1898.  .'     j^Jl,      ~ -   '  ' ���������'���������'���������"���������.|*i.l.-.,JSJg" .'J "I', ������������������������"*���������  Wjtli Ijer  fapi^p an4 Atlantic  flee������������ destroyed Spain can hot sue-  "' <  ,. por any of her * island   possessions  ,  and their doom }g already written,  Pyjrihg thp tyst four years the  flykp rqacj ha$ been built���������a cogtly  an^ yal^a^|e rgad undertaking,  pur roac|������ arp generally in gopfl cpn  diiion, and with the ro$d jftajiagp-  pient largely in the farmrs- hajids  ,   they pertainly pan have nothing to  ' poin, plain of with, rpferpnpe \o tfcat  <���������>  jpattpr. ' .  -  >  -���������--'���������     c*   ������������������*--��������� -  ^ ������ig# pf thp prpgrpsgiye pba-fftp*  $e.r pf tlip govprnipent js seen in  providing foy an ^grjcultflral Co-pa-  missiqn tp enquire into the. fin$n������  cial qifpu^8tanpes,of farqapre, irrigation, thp nipftgagp tax, etc, Tfte  appointment of Mr. Thos, Sbarpp,  Supt, of tb,e ^perijflenta} Fang,  and J$r, H. Haflwin, present pf  th,e. Fruit (3rrpwer������ Association  ghows t^e gpyernment -flfjeant tym-  , nes$. Muc\\ i������ tp \)e hpppi frqin, the  }abors of these, ^entlempn,  Sampsion'B Report,  Was-binRton, July 7.*r^Samnso^ wireg as  ���������follows: Abo\*t midnight last night Rein?  Mercedes was seen by t^e Massachusetts  which vessel l\ad a search-light in the chaq-  ^el and out of the harhor. The ^assachus.  ettg ooeped fife t^nd tfye Spanish vessel sttyilt  I a^ inclined to t^ink it was intended by  Spaniard to sink ker in the channel, th������a to  block the harbor. However, the plan was  defeated by the fire of ships s^s she drifted  on the edge of the shore.  A Pe.������r^ Picture.  El Oaney-, July 7.��������� Betweep }%0QQ and  15,000 inoccnt victims of the war fled here  -yo escape the terrors of the baqihardment of  Santiago, aud are now oonfroqted with starvation. Most oi them a-re foreigners.  They swarmed oat of the city all day an<*  grudged around in the hot son, failing old  men and women, supported by children,  and mothers with hsybie?, at their hr-ya^tu  struggled on.  They Sj^e not avowed to tsjke food   with.  Those who hare money are as   destitute, aa  (jbose w\tho^t it.    Rich   aud    |. oox,   white  and black, are  huddled  together,,   choking  tjhe passage ways h.etweesn.   houses.    A.t   all  poinds dibpai-c is written on their  c^utenan-  ces.    "^h<?y wis^,  to   get   away   t'0-^.   war  which has driven th^m from hope and hojue.  Pafjheljic sights are witnessed  on   all   sides  ladies with^ the stamp, of birth and education  supported bj- girls who l^ide tjheirfa,c^s from  the vulgar gaze oi others who  9U.i;ge   a^bout  t^hetn.    In the  eyes   of   thf   m,other,^  -^ud  daughters is tj.he. h-^unte<\ l.oo]^  ^hicj^   wiy  animals have vyhen c|riven tp bay.  ..- . ��������� ���������.J."A'.'.-...-.l1,-J.JJil..'JiiiWib  Qt\VE US A   TRIA ^  >J,,.>WL>1,\   ���������-���������������������������        -'-^Un'."-"   l';-L|Jt4'? ^MiliJWlMBar  Lf^tLMLJ "uwr  jiA,������ami.uju 1   aui.     uu.ii     ami ��������� mua  -Muini'-m1   ���������**������������������������'   ���������������  ������������������n  Ceryera'g Report.  Washington, -/ul|r, A report of  Corycra  t������ Ueu. Bianoo o^ the naval fight:   It) compliance with your ppr-ders, I went oQfc yester  day from Santiago with   all   our   squadron  and after an unequal contest against forces  mora than triple mine, all my squadron was  destroyed.   The Teresa, Oqqendo ai������d  Viz-  caya were beached.    The Colon fleeing.    I  Surrendered,    Torpedo chasers   foundered  Pomtnander of the Viscaya surrendered  his  russel and crew.    I am   very   grateful   for  potable generosity with which we are treated,    We have lost all.    Am necessarily de*  Cerrera.  Bombardment Renewed.  Madrid, July 7.���������Reported here the bombardment of Santiago has oommenced.  Span ish Desertions. ������  Washington, July 7.���������The World's cable  from Shafter announces that a large number  of high Spanish officers are deserting across  the lines of Santiago into the American  oamps.. This act ie significant as indicating  an early surrender. <  Hobson Exchanged.  Off Santiago, July 7.���������Hobson   and  his  men hare been   exchanged   and   safely  on  board the New York.  Head quarters of Shafter, July 7.���������Cer-  vera has been transferred from the Gloucester to the Iowa and is being   treated   with  consideration.   In brief   interviews  t������-day  ��������������������������� <  he stated lie was ordered to leave ���������Ji*   uar-  bor and had to obey. The latest estimate  of the Spanish loss is 1,900 and 1,500 cap.  tured.  Attack Renewed.  Madrid, July 6���������-A dispatch from Havana says: American ships renewed the  attack on Tunis,,but the enemy was vic-  toriously repulsed by the battery. Over  1 no shots were thrown into the place.  Spanish loss 5 wounded; but many  houses damaged. -^  *. 1  ���������M ONEY to loan upon improved  real estate. L. P. Eckstein.  Mortgage Sale .  Mortgage tenders addressed to the undersigned and posted to him will be received up  to noon of the 11th day day of July 1898 for  the purchase of that certain piece of property described as follows: Lot T*o in Block  Seventeen, town of Cumberland, map 522  a. The title deeds may be inspected and tnr  ther information received by applying at  {he office of the undersigned. The highest  or any tender not necessarily acoepted. Da-  fed 27th June 1898.  Lonis P. Eckstein,  First Street  Cumberland, B. C, Solicitor for mortgagees  Mortgage Sale  Mortgage Tenders addressed to the undersigned and posted to him will be received  up to noon of the 18th day of July 1898 for  the purchase of that certain piece of property described as follows: East half of Lot  Ten, Block Ten, City of Cumberland.  The title deeds may be inspected and further information received by aplyin^ at the  office of the undersigned. The highest ot  any tender not necessarily accepte. Dated  June 27th 1898  Louis P. Eckstein,   First   Street  Cumberland, B. C, Solictior for mortgages;  Mortgage Sage  Mortgage tenders apdressed to the under  signed and posted to him will be received  up to noon of the 18th day of July 1898 for  the purchase ot that certain piece of property described as follows: West half of Lot  Ten, Block Ten, City of Cumberland.  The title deeds may be inspected and further information received by applying at  the office of the undersigned. The highest  or any tender not necessanl accepted. Dated  June 27th 1898  Louis P. Eckstein First Street Cumberland, B, Cg Solicitor for the mortgagees  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAXERf, Comox, B. C.  COURTENAY  Directory.  CQURTENA.Y HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-  ' Calluw, Proprietor.  IViyi������R$IDJE KOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.'  QEORQE   B,   LEIGHTON,     Black-  smftfe $dd. Carriage Maker.  ���������      ill      ������':'|l I    'hV I     I    II l������l  CO,ME: TQ  This News Qezick,  with    your  ���������printing. ^&so$a$$.prices p?eyaU  (Slff OF C{JMBJBR!*AND GENERAL  - " ��������� ^LUNICIPAf, RATE 189J8  Whereas if is necessary that > by-law be  pass-ayl for levying a ^ate on all the land,  improvements and real property on the As-  saessment Roll of th> corporation of the City of Cumberland, to provide faf the general and ordinary expenses of the corporation  during thp current year:   ���������  Therefor? the Maypr aad Council of the  corporation of the City of Cumberland do  enact as follows:���������  1 There shall be raised and levied and collected upon ������U the land, improvements and  real. property' mentioned and described in  the Assessment Roll of the said city of  Cumberland for the year 1398 an equal rate  of four fifths of one per cent on the dollar  on the assessed value thereof as appears on  the said roll.  2 The aforesaid rates or taxes shall be due  and payable by the person or persona liablp  to pay the same to the collector of the said  City of Cumberland at his offioe oa the firs1--  day of October   1898.  3 A rebate of one fifth of the amount thereof shall be allowed on all taxes levied and  assessed under section I of this by-law in  all oases where the satne are, paid on or be-  fore the first day of November 1898: All  ratepayers failing to pay their taxes by the  first of December will be disqualified from  voting at the next Municipal Election. -  4 If the rates or taxes, or any part thereof  one to the corporation shall not be paid by  the 31st day of Deoember 1898 the same  may be collected in the manner provided by  the "Municipal Clauses Act 1896 and a  mendments thereof "  5, This bylaw shall come into force and  take effect'on and after the first day of July  1898     .  This by-law may be cited for sill purposes  as the *? City of Cumberland General Munie  ipal Rate By-Law 1898. Reconsidered and  finally passed by the Municipal Council of  the City,of Cumberland the 24th day of  June 1898.  Signed and sealed -  Lewis A.    Mounce, Mayor  Lawrence W. Nunns, City Clerk  [L.S.]       THOS. R. McINNES.  CANADA.  PROVINCE  OF   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith,  &c, &c, &c.  To Our faithful the Members elected to  serve in the Legislative Assembly of  Our Province of British Columbia, and  to all whom it may concern,���������Greeting.  A  PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, ) \17HEREAS We  Attorney-General, f ������V have thought, fit  by and with the advice and consent of Onr  Executive Council of Our Province of British Columbia, to dissolve the preseut Legislative Assembly of Our said Province, which  stands prorogued until summoned for dispatch of business.  NOW KNOW YE that   We do, for this  end. publish this Our Royal  Proclamation,  and do hereby dissolve  the Legislative Assembly accordingly, and the members there  of are discharged from further attendance  on same.  In Testimony Whereof We have caused  these Our Letters   to be made Pat nt,  and the Great Seal of British Columbia  to be hereunto, affixed; Witness,  the  Honorable Thos. R. Mclnnes, Lieutenant-Governor of Our said  Province of  British Columbia, in Our  City of Victoria, in Our said Province,   this seventh day of June,   in   the year   of  Our  Lord one thousand eight  hundred and'  ninety-eight, aad in the sixty-first year  of Our Reign.  By Command.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  or* :r*, 3sd:cxJEoi:  General Teaming Powldei  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  NOTICE  During my temporary absence Mr.Ken***  neth Grant will conduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on Maryport Avenue will receive  prompt attention.    P.O. Box No ������  Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98.   Ale*. Qrant  Bt,AK diam  c r D  NURSERY.  - *      ���������)  domes iRoafc, iRanatmo, ������, C,  Fuit trees of all   descriptions,  Ornamental   frees, Shrubs, and  Roses.  p. o.box 190 xxxxxxxxxxx  HUTCHERSON St PERRY,  ��������� TRAMWAY COMPANY INCORPO,  RATION ACT," ANDAMBNDr  MENT8 TOSBEOV,  TAKE NOTICE thjit the Fairfield  Exploration Syndicate Limited, proposes  to build a Trajnway betwepn the follow  jng points at Phillipps Arm in Nanairno  Mining Division (Comox Electoral Disr  trict,) viz: starting at a pomv on the shore  of Phillips Arm about one mile southeast  from the Head of Fanny Bay, and, about  five hundred feet southeast from Marble  Creek; thence southwesterly io a direct  line to about the .. centre of the-,  '���������Dorothy Morten" Mineral Claim; a dis*  tance, of about six thousand feet.  AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE  tliat any person or persons objecting  must give notice in writing of such ob������  jections,to thev Registrar of Joint Stock  Companies at'Victoria, B.C., within two  month? fronVthe first publication ot this  notice in the - British Columbia Gaaette.  Dated at Vancouver,  B.C.,  this   13th,  day of June 1898.  The Fairf^d Exploration  Syndicate, Limited.  Jas. J. Lang, Attorney and Agent.  je21 '  [L.8.J       THOS. B. McINNES,  CANADA;  1 n  PROVINCE QF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of, God, ol tbe  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland, Queex, Defender of the Fai h,  &c., &e., Ac.  I !*���������*  To all to whom these presents ahall come,���������  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Ebkrts,    J  \\THEREA8 We are  Attorn*-;) -General.)    ' * desirous   and   re-  ' solved, an aoon ae may be, to meet Our people ������( Our Province   of   British   Columbia,  aud to have their advice in Our legislature,  We do make known Our   Royal   Will  and  Pleasuie; and dot further declare   that,   by  the ajdvice of Our Executive Council of British Columbia, We have this day   given   orders for issuing Our Writs in due form*   for  calling a new Legislative Assembly for Our  said Province, which Writs are to bear, date  on the seventh day of June, instant, and to  b.*; returnable en or before " the   thirty-first  day of August next.  In Tf.stimo,xy Whkrkjot* We have caused  these Qur Letters to be made Patent*  and the Public Seal of the said Province to be hereunto   affixed :    Wrr-  kkss, the Honorable Thos.   R.   Mc-  Innes, Lieutenant-Governor  of  Our  said Previ������ce of British Columbia, in  Our City,  of Victoria,   in   Our said  Province, this seventh day of   June,  in the year of Our* Lord one thousand  eight hundred and ninety-eight,   and  in the sixty -.first year of Our Reign.  By Command.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  Registrar or the Supreme Court.  Esquimalt ft Nanaimo, By  ��������� THE  STEAMER City  of Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:.  W.P, 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 , ,  1  Friday 8 a.m,  *'   Nanaimo for Victoria,,  '���������>' Saturday 7 a.m,  FOB Freight. or Staterooms ajH  ply 00 board,   or at the -' Company'*  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Stora  Street. ��������� *, c   ���������  O.H. FECHNER.  LEADING   BARBER  and  ( j  and Dealer ih , Fishing Tackle arid Spbrt-  . ing Goods,.1.. ,  Cumberland,   \'B.%0?  mm  INSURANCE.  I am agent for the following reliabU  companies;  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.,   .  Current Rates.  Can be seen afternoon sat corner offioe  near The News. ������  James Abkajcs.  NOTICE  TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act and Provincial  1 Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in sees**  dance with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revenue Tax and Tax-��������� levied under Assess*  meat Act are now due for the year 189&-,  All of the above named Taxes collectible-  within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle. Deiik-  man, and Hornby Iahnds Division of tha  District o Comcx, are  payable at my office^  Assessed Taxes are oslleotible at the foil  lowing rates, viz:  If paid on or before Juke 30th, 189S-=������  Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per capita.  Three-fifths of one per cent on Real Pro**  perty.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Land.,  One-half of one per cent on Persons)  Property.  One-half oi one per cent on Income,  Ir paidaite.r June 30th, 1898���������Fom^  fifths of oneperoent on Real Property.  Three per cent on Wild Land.  Three-fonrths of one per cent on Persona,  Property.  Three-fonrths of one per oent on Income.*,  January. W. B. ANDERSON.  1898. Assessor and Collected  \.  11  Vi  A H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer  wi|l attend to all sales in  the district on, .^  reasonable terms  No Lottery.  There ������re no "blanks" in  "Slater Shoes.'' Every pair is a  prize. Every pair is a real bargain in. that yon get 100 cents worth of Shoe  #>*��������� every* doMar. No ubargain table" losses to be  added to regular selling prices ; shoe worth guaranteed  and price ������3.50, $4.50 and $5.50 per pair stamped  on the Goodyear Welted sole by  CATA4.OS.US  fees.  The Stater Shoe Makers.  Simon Leiser, ������Q>e Xocal  Agent.  TOtJ^  JOB PRINTING  G.OTO  vl  Take the,  week*  ExWJtoS ^ew������  Give ws a Tr*alr w������  da Goo4 Work 3&  REASONABLE  PRICES,  Fred   Kimpej  Vbfr only  First  Class  Toga-flpriali  ArtMtt. i*k tb,e Citjc.,*  Wbten yo������ may wis?*, an easy atiAv,^.  A a good as barbers even gave,  ^iijpt call at i������y Slj^Vjii}-^' ^Iqi;  '   At morn, eve, or busy noon  I cut and di,-e9H the h;iir wi^h grucq.  T������ suit tb^e contour o( the l'aco.  Tbe roow, ia neat and tovf^ls clpaa  Scissors sb������r^ and ra^orti keen.  Aao; everything I think yQu'll.^nd  **ffo aait khs caste and- please tht*. mia:  And^all that art and skill can do.  ^ you- j^jt call I'll dp tor vou..'"  FRED K3MPEL.  X'W ON|.Y TWEffMy-Fiv^Tc^^Ts, 41J X  ok  JHfrnf  IWiWI  ���������VMM*  j"-*V  |l   '  /'  #JZE OF TH* 1>S8TBPTSP 1XEX7  The ate* of ths Span-fab navy' destroyed  by Rear Admiral Bampsoj������ is as follows:  Maria Teresa, battleship  of  the  second  class; 7,000 tons displacement;   crew   497;  speed 20.25 miles per hour; number of guns  oarried* 20.  ( Visoaya, battleship ot the seoond olsss;  7,000 tons displacement; crew 500; speed  -20.25 miles per hour|, number of guns ear*  ried, 20. -  .' Christobal Colon, cruiser of the seoond  dais; 6,640 tons displaoemsnt; crew 543;  speed 20- miles; number   of  suns  carried,  Oquendo, armored  cruiser   of   the   first  dis; 7,000.tons displacement; speed 20.25  miss; orew 500; number of guns earned, 26  iFuror, torpedo destroyer; 8S0   tons1' dis-  ���������pJMwment; speed 28 knots; crew 67.  jPlnton, torpedo destroyer; 880 tons dis-  ���������pscement; speed 28 knots; crew 67.  /'Reioa Meroedes, protected cruiser of the  arst class; 3,090 tonsi displacement; crew  75; speed 16 miles an hoar; guns carried  'l    ���������>' \ -������' /  *.;-    *  fB s-    ���������.'.--��������� . -  R. S:';C.  ���������MM*  ���������^������������������^  * NXSPFUL PBEPABATIOV.  ���������* f  - r '  Oh, bring the atlas, mother.  The big one bound in red;  Likewise a auguify ing glass  To show the letters spread  Across the tinted page, mother,  1 .Where orissoross lines confuse,,  For I'm going to read the news, mother;  I'm going to read the news.  ;  ' >  And pray do not neglect, mother.  '  Togetagasetteer   '  And a Spanish dictionary;     ,  ; These words are sadly queer.  It's a fearful undertaking,  And it's giving me the blues.  Bat I'm going to read the news, mother;  I'm going to read the newi.  , *       x ,���������Washington 8tar.  '   LOCAX8.  From Wednesday's and Thurs.  day's Daily.  - _  _IcPhee ft Moore have fenced in their lot.  THOS. R. McINNES  CANADA  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire-  nd, Queen, Defender of the  Faith, <fcc  Ac.  ToAIiK  TO   AUOH  THE8B   PRESENTS   SHALL  corns. ���������GREETING.  IJ i -   -      '  A PROCLAMATION  ���������>   <'  D. M. Eberts,^ \1/HEREAAS it is  Attorney-General t V V advisable to estab  lish the following polliug plaoes iu tbe sev-  ral and respective Electoral Destriets hereinafter named.  NOW KFOW YE tbas by virtue of the  authority contained iu the- Provincial Elections Act " the Lieutenatt-Grvernor in Conn-  oil declares that the following polling plaoes  shall be, aab they are hereby, established  for Che several Electoral Districts, the name  of which are set opposite such polling places  respectively, that is to say���������  Polliug Places. ^        Eleotoral District  Court House, Comox   Do      Cumberland..  School Hourve, Deamau Is.  Do       Hornby Is...  ,   Do       Valdesls   Drinkwater House, Whale V Comox  ton, Cortes Island   Court House, Alert Bay,.  Thurlow Hotel, Shoal Bay  Malaspina Hotel, Lund...'  Jno. Sinclair's Campr Little Bear Creek   Is Testimony Whebkoj- We have eauaed  these Our Letters to be made Patent  and the Great Seal of British Col-  . umbia to be hereunto affixed :  Witness, the Honourable Thos R.  McInkks, . Lieutenant-Governor of  Our said Province of British Columbia, in our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this 14th day of June,  in the year of our Lord one thousand  eight hundred and ninety-eight, and  in the sixty-first year of Our Reign.  By Command.   ���������  A CAMPBELL REDDIE  Deputy Provincial Sbcretary.  H.0WBB, FRUIT,  Vegetable and Pet  Stock Show.  To Be Held in Cumberland,  i  Aug. 3d. and 4th.  PRIZ-fuST.  BEST COLLECTION OF FLOWERS  Prizks.  "   other varieties,    100  50  Plums, best plate, yellow 1 00  50  ������������������������������������        ���������������     "   red, ,  100  ���������50  ���������'       "      "    blue,    100  50  Peaches '������     "               100  50  Cherries, best plate, black, 1 00 50  M "    "   light, 1 00  50  4  B.)  Miss Amoe has returned from'  tion.1  her  vacs-  Mr T. D. McLean is hsving a   new front  put in his jeweliy shop.  The strawberries on Denmsa Island   this'  fear were a disappoiutaieut; they are about  >ver elsewhere.  LOCAL BRIEFS.  i Mr. aud Mrs W. H. Spooaer and children  j������ve arrived from the east, and are   guests  Mr and Mrs Geo. Clinton.    Mrs. Spoon-  is a sister of Mrs Clinton,  llf our readers have any local news of in  rest, we will be pleased to insert same in  js looal oolumu, if brought to the offioe.  Mr James Abrams, Stipendiary Magis-  te, has received the appointment from  j Government of Polios' Magistrate ef the  y of Cumberland.  ior Sale���������One story and a half dwel  house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc.  jasy terms.   Enquire of Jas. Carthew  nking of tbe Beina   Mercedes.  dispatch from Shatter's   head-  tiers relates the destruction of  Eteina Mercedes, a Spanish cruis  Monday���������the last of Santia-  uadron.   She   lies    in   plain  under   Morro    Castle.    Her  g was most dramatic.     Just  midnight she was seen   drift-  >wly out of the narrow en-  In a moment the   Ameri-  t was able to work with sig-  nd almost instantly, an awe-  1 of shells  was   hammering  ipon her.    She returned  the  did the shore batteries, and  inch shell struck her.  Hawaii Annexed,  ington, July 6.���������The an-  n of Hawaii is now ail ac-  led fact. Quite unexpect-  re@olution was brought up  nate and passed. It had  ly papsed the house.  jKanita Transports.  , July 7.���������Second fleet of trans-  4 bore and   -wailed   toV   Vf^nila.  [L8.1       THOS. R, McINNES.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland, Queen, Defender of the faith,  Ac, Ae., -fee.  To tbe   Returning  Officer   of the  Comox  Electoral   District    ,    '  V\7HEREAS His Hcnor the Lieutenant-  V V   Guveruur of British Columbia has, by  a Proclamation bearing the 7th day of June,  1898, been pleused to dioxolve the  Legislative Assembly   ot *he said   Province:   and  whereas it is   uecesHary to   hold   Elections  throughout the said Proviuce to fill the vacancies caufed by snob dissolution, We com  mand you that, i/otice of the time and place  of Election being   duly given, you do cause  Election to be made,   according   to law, of  One Member to serve in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia,  for the Comox Eleotoral District, and that  you do cause the nomination of Candidates  at sueh Election to be held on the 25th day  of June,   1898, and , do cause   the name of  suoh Member, when so elected,   whether he  be present or absent,  to be certified to Our  Supreme Court,  at the City of Victoria, on  or before the 31st day of August next, the  Election so   made,   distinctly   and   opeuly  under Our Seal duly indorsed upon this Our  Writ.  In Testimony Whereof, We have caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent  under the Great Seal of Our said Province of British   Columbia; Witness,  the Honorable Thomas R. Mvlnnes, at  Our Government  House, at   Viotoria,  this seventh  dsy of June,  in the year  of Our Lord oue thousand eight hundred sad ninety-right.  By Command.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  je2l Registrar of the Suprejne Court.  Society     Cards  1    o    O.   F.  Union Lodge, No. 11, meets e er>  Fnday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  v      A. F. & A. M,    B. C. R.  .���������''���������'������������������'  Union, li. C.  Lodge meets first Friday in each  month. Visiting brethren are cordially  invited to attend.  R. Lawrence. Sec.  Hiram Lo&^e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,ILC-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,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.    .  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Com^e, Scribe.  Asters, cut  Balsams,  Carnations,  ,  Chrysanthemum-,  Canna, pot  ^ Candy Tuft, cut  Cockscomb,    " '  Dahlia, "  Daisy, "  Chinese pinks,"  Digitalis,  Flowering Sage,  Ferns, pot, .  Fuschia,  Geraniums,  Gladiolas,  Hollyhock,  Heliotrope,  Honeysuckle, "  Hydrangea,  pot  .'cut  It ,  ISt.  $1.50  1.50  1.50  1.50  1.00  1.00  I 00  1.50  1.00,  1.50  1.00  -u,.  1.00  I.OS  i.V-v  15b  1.50  I^OO  1.50  1.00  I.OO)  2d.  50  50  So  50  50  50  5������  5o  50'  So  5o  5o  5o  5o  .50  So f  5o  5o  So  So  CHICKENS.  Best pair. White Plymouth  Rock, 100)  McPhee <fc Moore from store.'  Beat pair, Blue, bar;ed Ply-  -   mouth Rock, 1 00  Best pair, Brown Leghorn, 1 00 SO  Best pair White 'M00) 50  by McPhee A Moore at store)  Best "   Buff ������' 1 00}  .   by Mr. Willard. \  Best pair Languhans, '  1 00  "   Wyandottes,        1 00 \  McPhee tft Moore at store,    j,  "   Houd-wtf, 1 00  V   Bautams, 1 00  " , Light Brahmahs, 1 00)  by McPhee St Moore store,  f  44   Dark       ." 100  "   Black Spanish,   2 00    1  < Agateware, by C. H. Tarbell.      f  50  50  50  1  50  50  50  50  ������0  50  ,00}  *'   Black Minorca*, 100)  McPhee & Moore at store,    f  50  jilt  it  cut  1.00  1.00  1.00  xi.oo  1.00  1.50  1.50  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.50  1.50  I* So.  6:00  1.00  I.OO  1.50  1.50  :���������/*  5o  So  50  5o  5o  5o  5o  So  5o  So  00  5o  5o  5o  40)  .50  ~Sb'  .00  1st Prize by H. J. Theobald J  Ice plant,  Larkspur,  Lobelia,       pot  Lavender,  Lupin, '  Lillies,  Marigold  Mignonette,.    '  Nasturtium,  Mimulus,  Oleander, best plant,  1.00  Oxalis,  Palm, plant *  Petunia, ���������  Piiiisy,  By Simon Leiser, in  goods, at the store.  Phlox, Dumondi,  Phlox', perennial,  Poppy, best col.  Pinks, Florist. **  t by Gus Hauck in goods at stoie.f  Roses,    **     M       s*oo)        3.00  By Peacey A Co., f  Snap Dragon^ 1.00 00  Stocks 1.90 5  Sun Flowers, 1.50 ' .50  Sweet Peas, 150 .50I  by Gus Hauck in goods at store.)  Verbena, 1.50 .50  Zinnia, 1.50 .50  Immortelles 1.50 .50  Best collection of annual flowers cut $3  and $2, by C. S. Ryder���������"Cheap John."  Best collection of perennials, $3 and $2.  Best collection of wild flowers by children  under 14 years. $1 00       50  Best col. of annual flowers, out, grown by  children under )4 years of age. First prise  by J. P. Davis, 1 doz., pot plants; 2d prise  by J. J. R. Miller $1 worth or bulbs.  Best collection of pot plants $3 and $2.  -"��������� specimen of hanging' baskets $1.50  and-50 cents. -���������-  Best specimens Geranium $1.00  " specimen of Fuschia $1.00  " ,    ������������������       " Rose $1.00  '���������   Cochin,  Buff      '������'  Dorking,  Hamberg,'  Game, '  Best Canary Singer,  Rt-bbits, best pair,  '   Best pair Fantail  Pigeons, 1 00.  T. D. McLean offers a prize of $4.00 - payable out of his store to the exhibitor . who  takes the most prizes.   <  1 00  100  100  100  100  150  100  50,  50  50  50  50  50  50  50,  0k  Note.���������This exhibition is under the  auspices of the,Comox Agricultural Society; but,the committee in charge will not  ��������� allow it to be a burden on that, society.  They estimate the receipts, and contributions received will 'be ample to pay the  prizes offered, but if not they will be paid  proportionately so far as the money goes;  if more is realised than the prizes and expenses amount to, the prizes will be increased accordingly, which is hoped will  Jje- the case. , ������   . .  ,   COMMITTER.  '    John J. R. Miller, Chairman,'        <  -, Lewis Mocncb,      ���������' F. D. Little  J. A. H all-day, Robert Lawrence,  M.' Whitney, Secretary.  VEGETABLES.  Beans, (string) 1 00  Beetm, table size, 6,        1 00  Cabbage, early, 3 heads 1 00  Carrots, table, six, 1 00  Cauliflower, 3 heads,     1 00  Celery, 3 sticks, 1 00  Cucumbers, three, 1 00  CresB, water, one dish, 100  Lettuce, 6 heads, 1 00  : Salad, Mustard and Cress,  best diah, 1 00  (Early Potatoes, 14 lbs 2 50  by Sam Davis.)  Ouions, six, 1 00  PeaR, best dish, 100  Radish, 3 bunches, 1 00  Rhubarb. 6 stalks, 100  Spinach,, 1 basket, 1 00  .Squash, crook neek, 3      100  Tomato, six, 1 00  Turnips, for table, 6       100  FRUIT.  ��������� Currants, red, best plate, 1 00  Currrante, black, best plate, 100  Currant Wine, beat  bottle, 1 00  Gooseberries, l)est plate.    1 00  Str&wbeTribM, t>est plate, I (K)  ��������� Biacklieri-ivh, beet plate, 1 00  Apples:  Early Harvest, 1 00  Yellow Transparent, 1 00  Red Astrichan, 1 00  Pears, Bartlett, 1 00  Clapp's favorite, 1 00  ���������ii.  HO each  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  1 50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  CONTBTBUTIONS AND PRIZES  The following contributions have been  given or pledged in aid of the Floral,  Fruit Vegetable and Pet Show to be  given in Cumberland August 3d, and 4th:  In   Prizes���������see   Prize   List.���������Simon  1  Leiser, merchant, through Mr. H. P. Col-  lis, itianager,  $10 in goods;   McPhee &  Moore, merchants, $5  in  goods;  A.   H.  Peacey & Co., druggists,  $5 in cash; C.  S.   Ryder,  cheap    magnet  store,   $5 in  cash; T. D. McLean, jewler and  watchmaker, $4 in  goods; Sam Davis,  Union  Hotel,   $4 in   cash;   C. H. Tarbell, tin  hardware and stove store, $3 in agateware; Gus Hauck, merchant, $5 in goods;  W. Willard, harness maker, $1 cash; H.  J. Theobald, painter $1 cash: John T. R.  Miller, gardener, $1   bulbs  etc.; J.  P.  Davis, florist, 1 dozen pot plants.  In Donations  to the Society.���������  Lewis Mounce,  lumberman, $5;  Messrs.  Robertson &  Co., Vendome  Hotel, $3;  John Richardson, Waverly Hotei, $35 D.  Kilpatrick,    livery    stable,  $3;    Gordon  Murdock, livery and blacksmith, $3;  P  Dunne, merchant tailor, $2; Fred  Kim-  pel, barber $2;  Chas.  Thon, fruit  and  confectionary, $2; A.  W.   Renniion, $1;  Henry Kells, boot  and  shoe  maker $1;  Dan McLeod, merchant tailoi,  $1; Robt  Strang, bakur, $1; D.  Anthony, fruit and  confectionery, $i;T. H. Brown, boot and  shoe maker, $1.  Espimalt b Nanaimo By.  Time   Table   No.   31,  To take effect at 7 a.m. on Saturday Mar,  26eh 1898.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  " SatT$      I Daily. I Sund'y  Lv. Viotoria for Nanaimo and  0   Wellington   'Xr. Nanaimo   Ar. Wellington   A. M.   I  9.00  12.20,  12.45  P.M.  4.00  7.10  .35  GOING  SOUTH���������kead UP.  I    A M   I   P M''  ! Daily. I Sat *  8und'y,  Ar. Victoria |   12.07 1   8.00  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. .. |, 8.46    I   4.38  Lv. Wellington for Victoria   |  8.25    j   4.25 ,  For rates and information apply  at Comt  pony's offices,  A. DUNSMUIR, ��������� JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gen'l Supt  H.K.PRIOtt. , '  tten. Freight and Passenger Agt,  LP, ECKSTEIN.  lURRigTEB, Solicitor Notary^Publiq  .,        * .1      , - - *  Office;^-Firpt'   Street.Unipn., B. C,   .  ���������������������������  _     ��������� ��������� .     *.        ��������� j   "  * '   ��������� - -     - ^^ *   (- *���������  ,   HARRISON Pf,MJLLAHP, '���������*'���������  f-HySjtCfAJf,   ' SpKGEON r^AND    AcpOUCHKCB,  O^cesj Willakp Block,, Cumberlan-������ -,  CtiVKfEVAY Hop3E,.CouBTEi*;Ay.   t    ,*  Hours of Consultation: CpMPBBi*ANp, 10 to.  11   13 a* ������. TUB������>AYS'AMD Fa?DAV8.        "'{  Coctrtpnay/ 7 to 9  . a. v. and p. m, ,    *  ~   ���������   ,.   : < .  ���������    ^:  YARWOQD &   YOUNG,  BARRISTERS (ind SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and 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 Murdock,"  Third St.       Union, B.d  Blacksn)itl|iiig'{  in all its branches,   ; l ���������  and Wagons neat-  JyRepajred.  mmmm  tarn  ������������������������  Milk,  Egg*,  Vegetables,  Having secured the Han igan ranch  1 am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, an-4  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A, share of patronage is  solicited.  JAMES REID.  "W"JL3S ts;  AGENTS. "The Beautiful Life of Mis*  Willard," her secretary and literary execn-t  tor, Anna A. Gordon; introduction by Lady  Henry Somerset; sell to everybody. Great  snap! Prospectus fifty cents. Books   n time.  Bradley-Garretson, Ltd., Toronto.  WANTED: Farmer' sons or other indue-*-  trious persons of fair education to whom $6U  a mouth would be an inducement. I oould  also engage a few ladies at their own home.  T. H. Linsoott, Toronto.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar  roctor.  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. VV. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S C. E. meeth at the,close of evening  ervice.    Rev. W. C.Dodds,  pastor.  WANTED  CHRISTIAN  WOMEN  MEN AND  f ������1R   saxE  FOR SALE.**���������Two nearly new counters.  Enquire at the News Office.  FOR SALE���������Cumberland reaidental property on favorable terms by D. B. & L.  Association.  FOR SALE.���������My house and two. lots in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Ghant, Union.  FOR Rent.���������Fine apar'menta for living  rooms in Willards brick block. Enquire of  owner on the premises.  F'OR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  half from Union, contains 1(50 acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Aurams,  to intnodnoe "Glimpses of the Un4een," the  most marvellous book since the publication  of the Bible.''��������� Revealed religion demonstrated. Supernatural facta of the Bible no Ion*,  ger in doubt. Rev. Dr. Austin is the editor;  Or. Badgiey, Professor of Philosophy, Victoria University, writes the introduction.  The can tri ou tor s-������ are scholarly and devout  men, among whom are Rev. Dr. Thomas,  Judge Groo, Rev. G. W. Henderson, Rev^  Wm. Kettlewell, J. H. Coyne, M.A., Chap.,  lin Searles, Evangelist Crossley and many  others. Contains experiences of Weslov*  MaJk Twain, Dr. Buckley, W.T.Stead, and  a host of similar men. The veil separating  the spirit land is drawn back so that all  may at least have a ���������:glimpse-" Full bound  canvassing book, 75c; wmth twice that. Ex-,  penence unnecessary. " Books on time.  Freight paid. Big com mission. Sells on  sfght.  Bradley-Garretson Co., Ltd., Toronto,  I THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ���������   ���������*   ������f  !'���������   "������������������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  ! Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.  > ���������  ,V      Indispensable to Mining Men.  [ THREE DOLLARS PER TEAR. POSTPAID.  > SAMPLE COPIE8 FREE.  \      MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  , 220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal,.  v ?l  .-?���������-1  !-c r������  'A-  \' %Wi  ���������ff^A'f L  f'V*f������^.  ,'���������  ^V.'  .   >'F*  'il SHOES CAME BACK.  ..HOW MR. AND MRS. ALGERNON SMITH  DISPOSED  OF A NUISANCE.  They Couldn't Sell tho Things, Couldn't  Give Theni Away and Were Not Permitted to Lose Them���������Finally Smith Thought  of the Furnace, and All Is Well.  A  rag  peddler -was slowly passing  Mrs. Algernon Smith's house when that  good "woman hailed him.  "How much for old shoes?"  "Helluv a cent a pount  for vool  an  ".'   totton.   I gan't puy ole shoes."  i    -   "But won't yon  give me something  for them?"  "Any iron or pottles yon vant to sell,  lady?   Yon vant  to sell dose t'ings vat  * you haf on?   Helluv a cent a ponnt.    I  ., gan no more gif.   I vant not close shoes,  not for notlings.   Nettings else?"  , Mrs.   Smith indignantly  closed   the  window.  When her husband came home  .at night, she said:  "Algernon, I want you to take a lot  of old shoes I'vo dono up in a package  and throw them away. "  "Why  don't yon  give them to  the  ���������washerwoman?" asked Mr.   Smith.  VShe won't have them���������says they're  ������������������ not her kind of shoes,'' was the answer.  "They are  all  either too  large or  too  small, the heels aro  too high, and they  are the wrong number. -1 offered them  to  a tramp, and he said when he went  into the shoe business he would let me  <���������    know���������he wasn't buying misfits yet. "  "I like  his. impudence.    Where are  they?   I'll make short work of them,",  said   Mr.- Smith; and  he  took  the big  bundle his wife gave hini and went out.  In 15 minutes he was back.  ,    "So  you  got rid of 'them," said his  wife  joyfully.    "I  think there was an  accumulation', of six years in that lot.  . Some  of  them I had given to  peoplo  - who were begging at the door,, but* I always found them again nexc day in tho  lot. Old shoes are like cats, if you send  them away they always come back.''  "The cat won't comeback this time,"  said her husband.   ' 'I dumped them in a  - vacant lot and ran. After this when  you buy a pair of new shoes leave your  old ones at tho store. "  Next morning as Mrs. Smith was doing her housework tho door bell rang.  "I guess maybe you've had a burglary, '���������' said the cheery voico of a man  who stood on the steps and seemed in a  hurry. "I found this bundle, with your  name and address on it, when I was  looking over my lot today." ��������� ��������� -  ��������� Mrs. Smith took the bundle and feebly thanked him. When Algernon came  home, sho told him. He said there were  more"ways of, killing a cat than of ehok: ,  ing her v/ith butter, and after supper he  took up the bundle and went out.  Ho knew of a nice dark place down  near a church where ho could slide in  and drop that load of shoes without being seen. Ho had taken tho precaution  to tear off the address and had changed  ��������� the shape of tho bundle As ho deposited it in tho archway of this dark corner  a heavy hand was laid on his shoulder.  "No, you.don't. Ino abandonment of  the little innocent when you get tired  of your own liesh and blood. Pick up  the poor thing new or I'll club ye. "  ,It was the new policeman on. that  beat, and he didn't know Mr. Smith.  Ho listened to his explanation with a  most aggressive and unbelieving air.  "Lemmo see the kid," ho demanded,  and when  tho  "kid" proved  to be kid.  shoes he grow still angrier.  "I've a mind to run vein for disturbing the peace and rcsistihg  an officer,"  . he said, but finally permitted  Smith to  take his bundle and go home.  The next night a smudge came out of  the Smiths' chimney, and the neighbors  held their noses. About midnight a  loud rapping was heard at the front  door, and a light in the basement was  hastily extinguished. Mr. Smith answered the summons, while Mrs. Smith  hid in the coal cellar. A patrol wagon  full of policemen was at tho door. One  of them was on tho steps.  "Arc you running a glue factory here  without a license?" ho demanded of  Smith.  "Then what is that infernal odor?  Your neighbors havo telephoned that  you -were making yourself a nuisance  and want you aba ted."  Smith took the crowd in and told his  story���������how they had put those shoes in  the garbage box and had them turned  out again and how they had tried to sell  them or give them away and finally to  lose them. Then he showed the police to  the basement and opened the door of the  furnace, whero the shoes were being  cremated. Then he produced some bottles v/ith long necks that, were sent for  his birthday, and for half an hour ho  was busy pulling corks. After some  time he released Mrs. Smith from, tho  eoal cellar. ���������  "Are they gone?" she gasped.'  "Tho police?"  "No, no; the shoe's."  "Every scrap reduced to ashes.'*  They embraced, and happiness reigned  in   the    Smith   household. ��������� Chicago  Times-Herald.  got ricfTwitir tneir" norse, muie ana ox  shoeing, and  the wagon  and tho other  repair work which they did.    Most of  the blacksmiths combined with  their  other work wagon repairing  and even  wagon making.    There were very few  big wagon factories in those davs. and  a gooa nana maae wagon cost Dig money. When they were doing nothing else,  they would  make wagons,   and when  there was  lots  of  transient work  tho  wagons had to wait.  . This  state line  shop was  a busy place..  There was no  tavern  there, but  the  blacksmith also  had a cider press, and he'made the cider  for all  the farmers for miles around.  But neither  this nor the profits of his  shop  could account for the rapid way  in which he accumulated wealth. As is  well known, apple cider, if  allowed to  stand long enough, will become' 'hard,''  and after that it will turn into vinegar.  "This cider dealer always had plenty  of  hard cider on hand, but never had  any vinegar for sale.    The farmers and  others who  stopped at  his placo could  always get a drink of hard cider, which  they took out of a tin dipper at 10 cents  a drink, and  the size of  the drink was  something  which attracted very little  attention.  Hardly any kind of beverage  is more intoxicating than'hard cider.' It  is  a good deal like champagne in one  respect.    You can drink a great deal of  it  one day, and, the next day you will  be  awfully sick  and sorry, and a good  deal  drunker  than when  you went' to  bed.  The blacksmith required no license  to  sell hard cider, and  he worked the  game  to  the limit.   His  place became  very  popular,   and   the  farmers came  from many miles around in both  states  to  get  their  horses  shod. at his place.  Many of them would come home-drunk,  and their wives began to protest.   They  always had to havo some excuse for having visited  the  state line  shop, and so  the blacksmith,, after  supplying them  with  a few dipperfuls  of hard cider,  would take the  shoes off their beasts  and  put1 on  new ones,  whether they  needed  it  or not.   For this service he  would charge a good round price, while  in  many  instances it was noticed  he  made no charge for the cider.  "But, as is the way of all flesh, this  blacksmith died one day, and then his  business secrets came out. He left an  estate of over $80,000, and in the cellar  of tho cider press a great number of  empty whisky barrels were found. For  years he had been putting whisky into  his cider and had been setting ,new  shoes on nearly every horse which camo  along, willy nilly. "���������Washington Star.  STRUNG UP A JUDGE.  REFUSED   TO    GIVE    HIS   NAME   AND  '   WAS  HUNG   BY THE  THUMBS.  Methods of tho Blind.  The blind man has to depend almost  entirely'on tho accuracy of his ears to  guide.him wherever he may wish to go,  and it is remarkable in what a short-  time he becomes familiar with a new-  locality and fresh surroundings.  Few people aro aware of the powers  of the ear, but the . blind, through constant exercise of that organ, are able to  discover objects almost as rapidly as a  seeing person. '  * For instance, when walking in a perfect calm, he can ascertain the proximity of objects by the feeling of the atmosphere upon his face. It would seem  at first that the echo given back, were  it only from his breathing, might be  sensible to his ear, but it has been ascertained by experiment that a blind  man with his ears stopped can tell when  any largo object is close to his face,  even when it approaches so slowly as  not to cause any sensible current of air.  When he is walking along the street,  ho can tell whether it is wide or narrow, whether the houses aro high or  low, if any opening which he may be  passing is a court closed up at the end  or whether it has an outlet to another  street, and he can tell by the sound of  his footsteps in what lane, or court, or  square he is.  He goes along boldly, seeming to see  with his ears and to have landmarks in.  tho air. Of course no blind man likes  to go over a new route unattended, but  after he has traversed it once he knows  every  point  of  importance  to him.  RESOURCEFUL SMITH.  Her������ Is tho   Scheme   hy Which He Grow  Rich. Shoeing Horses.  "I liv-ed at a little crossroads hamlet  which was not even a postoffice, on the  line between New York state and Pennsylvania, '' said a story teller co a Sioux  City Journal reporter. "Of course, there  was a blacksmith shop there. In those  days the blacksmith's trade was a notoriously eocd one    All the  blacksmiths  "Vorth Appreciated. v  In his younger days the late Mr. W.  H. Smith was usually present to sec  the morning papers dispatched, and one  morning something at one of the offices  had gone wrong, so that there was great  risk of that paper missing the trains.  Mr. Smith, recognizing the difficulty,  threw off his coat, worked away as hard  as any of his subordinates and had the  satisfaction of seeing the vans leave  v/ith just time to catch the trains.  He was afterward leaning over one of  the tables reading a paper, still in his  shirt sleeves, when ono of the men,  mistaking him for a mate, gave him a  resounding smack on his. broad back,  exclaiming:  "Well, Jack, old man, we got that  lot away smartly." When "W. H."  raised himself, the man rushed away,  terrified by his blunder.  On coming on duty at night the man  received a note addressed to him, which  b.������j concluded contained the "sack, " but  to his surpirse it was to inform him  that from the end of that week he  would be a foreman. "W. H." had  sense enough to see that a man who was  so delighted at having accomplished a  difficult task for his employers was  made of the right stuff.���������Pearson's  Weekly.  Motherly Solicitude.  Miss Ante���������It's funny about our old  cat. We can't keep her away from the  poker table.  Mr. Age���������Nothing strange abc^i-i  that. Naturally she's looking after the  '' kitty.''���������New York Tribune.  How a Tonne Ueutetfant Carried Out  Orders and Came Near Getting Into  Trouble���������President Lincoln Stood by  tho Soldier Who Did Eis Duty. r  "I was only 19 years of ago and held  ft lieutenant's commission in the Fifth  infantry when an event occurred which  pave me a great deal of unsought notoriety, "said a department official the  other night. "Not only was' the notoriety unsought, but it was exceedingly  undesirable," he added, "for it almost  made an old man of me in a singlo**day.  It was an experience calculated to try  the discipline and determination of any  young officer."  "What Iind of an experience did you  have?"  "I had merely a routine duty to perform, but it was exciting. Tho regiment  was stationed at Santa Fo, and tho department-was under martial law. Tho  war had just commenced, and people  were averse to obeying military orders,  but they learned obedience very soon.  It was orderedo that no person should  enter the city of Santa Fe nor depart  from'it without registering his name  with the -i provost marshal., The order  was -positive and was'rigidly enforced.  One afternoon, when I was officer of  tho day and, having attended .to my  duties,, was lying down "in- my tent  reading a book, an orderly reported that  there was a man in the custody of tho  provost marshal who refused to givo(his  name. Putting aside my book, I donned  my' uniform and sash and proceeded to  tho guardhouse. - -    '���������  '' There, in the midst of as tough a  looking gang as one ever saw, stood a  woll dressed, distinguished looking gentleman,. When I asked hhn why he was  in custody, ho informed mo that ho was  under .arrest bccatise ho, had refused to  givo his name or to register with the  provost marshal. When I politely requested him to go with mo and register, ho responded, 'You know mo well  enough' and do not need ask my name.'  When I assured him that I had never  seen him before and I requested him to  comply with tho order under which I  was-acting, ho refused indignantly to  do so. , \  "I then .ordered the guards to tako  him . to the parade ground and tie him  to the flagstaff. Upon arriving there I  again begged him to bo reasonable and '  give his name, but he obstinately refused to do so. Then I ordered the men  to tic "-'him up by the thumbs. After  leaving him in that position for three  minutes ho was let down, but again remained obstinately silent. Ho was  drawn up again, and after leaving him  in that painful' position nearly ten minutes ho was let down, but scornfully  declined to answer my most polite re-  qucst- to givo me his name. I begged  hini to relievo mc of the necessity of  resorting to moro force and to relieve  himself of further humiliation and physical pain, but he scorned me. There I  was on tho parade ground with that  gentleman, who was manifestly of moro  than ordinary ability and consequence  in tho world, and in the presence of the  regimental staff, I, a 3roung officer, a  mere stripling, and yet the officer of  tho day, was trying to compel him to  give his name in accordance with the  order of the commanding officer of the  department.  "He remained stolidly silent, and  then I ordered the guards to buck and  gag him. It was a painful scene, which  I shall never forget. Tho soldiers did  their duty, bound him in an uncomfortable position and gagged him so tightly  that the blood ran from his mouth. That  was more than I had intended to be  done tho first time, and it was more  than I could bear to -see, so I ordered  his release.  "As he stood up, trembling with  pain, passion and humiliation, he said:  'I am Joseph G. Knapp, chief justice of  the supreme court of the territory of  New Mexico.' I immediately ordered  his release from custody, and he returned to the Hotel Fonda, where he  had registered upon his arrival. * His  presence in Santa Fe was no secret, and  nearly everybody- knew him. Therefore  he may have reasoned that I knew him  and was merely making a parade of my  authority needlessly in asking him his  name and compelling him to , give it.  You may bo very sure that I regretted  the occurrence when I heard him an-  nonnco his name, his title and his official standing, as, indeed, I had sincerely regretted the entire scene from the  first."  "Was  anything  done  about it officially?" '��������� ���������  '' Vv c-11,1 should say so! Colonel Carle-  Jon, commanding the post, wrote a. report of the affair, which he characterized as brutal, and recommended pro-,  e'eodincs against me. although he knew  that 1 baa oniy etone my duty in tne  premises. If an obscure citizen had refused to give his name, as Judge Knapp  had done. Colonel Carleton would have  commended my course. As it was,  Judge Knapp and Colonel Carleton  were bosom friends and had been for  years. Therefore he was biased in the  matter. The papers were finally laid  before President Lincoln, who had meantime been seen by some of my friends,  who  told  him  the  true  story  of  the  affair, ana  tne president wrote on tne  back of Colonel Carleton's report:  This young man has, simply done his duty  and is released from arrest.      A. Lincoln.  "Did you ever meet with'Judge  Knapp afterward?''  "Several times, but we were' never  on speaking terms. He was not only a  prominent official, a great jurist,and a  popular gentleman, but he was'also one  of the proprietors of the St. Louis .Republican, now called Tlie Republic."���������  Washington Cor. Philadelphia Times.  jSritish Naval Ofilcers* Pay.  The relative rates of'' American Qnd  British  naval officers' pay in* compari-,  son are as follows: Naval cadet, $500;  midshipman, ������32, about $160; ensign,  $1,200; sublieutenant,, ������91, about $455,  with  extras  as navigator,   ������45, about  $225; lieutenant, junior grade, $1,800;  lieutenant, ������182 to ������256, about $900 to  $1,200, with  extras  up -to  ������73, about  ������365;   lieutenant,'  $2,400;  lieutenants  in command, ������201  to  ������274, about $1,-  005 to $1,370, with.cxtras  from ������84 to  ������141, about  ������420  to  $705; lieutenant  commander,  $2,S0O;  commander,, $3, -  COO; commander,  ������365, "about  $1,825,  with extras 'to  ������141, about $705; captain,   $4,500;'captain,   ������410   to  ������602,  about  $2,050  to  $3,010,   with   extras  from ������91 to ������328, about ������455 to $1,040.  Thus only the senior captain in the British navy, w.ith full allowanco of extras,  receives more than our junior captain.  But after one gets .'to bo captain-things >  change.   In the first placo every British  captain  becomes a  rear admiral in a  few years, as tho rank of commodore is  simply temporary, and  a rear admiral  starts with  ������1,642 (about' $8,210) and  may wind up with ������2,737 (about $13.-  685).  Our rear admirals only get $6,000  at most, whilo'their comrades of  equal  rank iu the army, the  major generals,  get $7,500.   Then the,British sailor has  two and sometimes  three steps after lie  gets his flag. < He  may become vice admiral, with pay ranging -from  $12,775  to $15,510, and even admiral; with pay  and allowances of  $17,100 to $19,835.  If  the.British' officer pulls along until  he's a captain, he's all right.    It is just r  tho  other way with  our  officers. ' Our  lower,ranks aro paid better than tho upper, ranks   proportionately. ��������� Marino  Journal.     ��������� ,  liovo Affairs In Guatemala.  If a writer in the Chicago Inter Ocean  is to be believed,' tho laws of etiquetto  in Guatemala are excessively- strict.  All love affairs, it appears, are carried  on by stealth. ."The would be lover, denied admission to tho .presenco of his  inamorata, frequents the street'in front  of her houso and spends most of his  waking hours in pacing*-Iho pavement  ,and gazing rapturously at her window,  whilo'she, snugly ensconced behind her  bars, pretends to ignore him, though  delightcd'to have a* suitor and anxious  to show him off to all her acquaintances.  In Spain,this courting in public at long  range is known as"plucking the turkey;" in Guatemala, as* in Mexico, it is  called "playing tho bear. " Always is it  continued for mouths, sometimes for  years, and maybe without success at all.  "The result does not depend upon tho  wishes of tho girl, but upon tho will of  her parents. After awhile they mako  inquiries into the young man's character, prospects and social standing. If  reports aro satisfactory, tho senorita's  father or big brother scrapes up an acquaintance with the suitor at tho club  or elscwhcro and invites him to the  house. But never, never, for cno moment is ho allowed to seo her alono or  to walk or drive with her. As to marriage, a civil ns well as a religions ceremony is insisted upon by tho government. By lav/ tho civil ceremony must  precede that of: the church and by custom the latter is a most tedious and  lengthy affair."  THE  BREADFRUIT TREE.  Slaclo 13 im l'ropooo.  Tlie diffident young man wanted to  propose to his girl, but for the life of  him ho did not know how to go about  it. Ho read books on tho subject and  sought information from men who had  experience, and while the theories were  admirable in every instance he found  >hat tho practice thereof was a different  thing.    He was walking with  evening,   thinking  over   tin  her one  so things,  when her shoe became untied.  She stuck cut her pretty littlo foot,  with a smile, and looked down at it. He  fell cu his knees to fio tho laco. Then  ' ho walked on with her. The shoe became untied again. The third time it  happened ho was ready as before.  "See if you can't tie a knot that  won't come undone," she said, as he  worked away at it.  He looked up at her tenderly.  "If I can't, I know a man who can,"  he said.  "Do you want 'him to licit?" she  asked ccquettishly.  "Yes," he replied.  She jerked her feet away. He emilcd  to himself.  "It's the parson," he said. And he-  rose-.to his feet and finished the proposal.-���������Strand Magazine.  A. Corroborated Criticism.  "What the piece needs," said the man  who volunteers advice, "is more atmosphere. "  "That's exactly what I said," replied  tho manager. "I told the leading lady  yesterday that when she plays that part  she ought' to put on moro airs."���������Washington Star.  Iceland,   in  the north  Atlantic; the  isle of Man,  between England and  Ireland, and the Pitcairri islands, in the  south Pacific, have full woman suffraere.  Something About This Stranjje and Useful  Asiatic Plant.'  The breadfruit tree is ��������� a native of  southern Asia, the south Pacific islands  and the Indian archipelago. In appearance it resembles somewhat the wild  chestnut.* It grows-to the' height of 40 "j  or 50 feet' and has.dark,green leaves,  many of them two feet in length* which  are deeply divided into, pointed lobes.   -���������'  Hidden'among  the'great  leaves .the-,  ��������� fcreadfruit' grows. '  It  is   a s'orosis, is-'  nearly spherical, of ton" weighs four  or  more pounds  and has a thick, yellow .  rind.   This fruit is'the'ehief food of tho ,  south sea islanders.   They seldom eat. a  meal without it.    The eatable part lies  between' the  rind   and  ,tho   core and*  when fully ripe is yellow and. juicy.   It  is better for food before it has naatured,  and   tho natives   gather it while tho  pulp is white.   i       ' ,;- '.     , r  Before it is ready for table use it must t  be roasted, when  it looks  like' wheat"/  bread, and is both  palatable and nutrL- ������������������  tious.  Usually tho-1 fruit is cut into three  or  four , slices and roasted  or baked in  an oven.   * ,,'���������-'���������'* \  Frequently the peoplo ,of < a. yillago\  join, in making a hugooyen, in which!  several hundred breadfruits 'may bo  baked at ono time. Thus they are, all  supplied with bread without its costing any of them much labor. Prepared  in' this way, the bread will keep for  weeks. '        * .  .     ��������� >  Tho  breadfruit    is  in  season  eight  months  of 'the year. - When the season  finally draws to a close, the last fruits -  aro gathered and made intio a sour paste'  culled  "mahei."   This paste .will keop  good for months and is' made into balls,,  wrapped  in "leaves and baked, just.as  needed. w      ;!       .   ' ' .,,     ,'   ���������  Bread is lio^tho only*product of  the  breadfruit tree. From it cement, cloth,  tinder and lumber arc also obtained. .A  glutinous, milky  juice  oozes from  tho ,  trunk of  tho tree, "which,makes an excellent cement when boiled with cocoa1'  nut.oil.   -From' the fibrous inner bark a*  kind ,of coarse  cloth is made, and the'  big leaves make good towels.  The lumber' is  used  for. building,,houses   and'..  many other  purposes.'  Besides all this  tho dried  blossoms  aro used as tinder -  when fires  are  kindled.���������Philadelphia  Times. ������������������ ,      J ,   ���������*.  A. SLAVE. TO  DUTY.   '     ' '  _  An Elephant  That Would Not Neglect ������  Uahy It Was Caring For.      '      ��������� '. ;  ' Mario A. Millie, in St. Nicholas! tells  a number of "Stories of Elephants."  Mrs., Millie says:   ' '     V   ' -   ' ' " '_k  -Some time before tho -qlephaut hunt I  havo described my husband was" at a  station in Bengal. -His work kept him  ��������� out nearly all day,, and, being,' ill, I  used to lie for hours in a ���������' long garden  chair on the veranda, too weak to read  or enjoy any more exciting amusement  than my eyes supplied to me.  Y-Zo had threo elephants for our tents  and   baggage,   and   one  dear  creature  used to feed  from my hands' every day.  and seemed as gentle as any pot dog or  'cat.  One of .pur government chaprasis was  particularly devoted to her and invari- .  ably shared his meal of fruit or flour  cakes with his dumb friend. On a particularly hot day the chaprasi, to my  surprise, placed his tiny Lchild of 6  months at the elephant's feet, warning  her'expressively that tho infant was in  her charge and -was to be cared for till  his return. I 'myself was an eyewitness  of -her wonderful sagacity. Large banana trees and fig trees grew around,  and, to my surprise, tho elephantbroke  off cno of tho former's spreading leaves,  hold it like a fan in her trunk aud from  time to time gracefully waved it over  the slumbering child, whether to temper _thc heat of the atmosphere or to  keep off flics, I am unable to say. Tho.  gentlo way in which she moved her feet  over the child and across to each sido  astounded me. I sent for a white loaf  and some oranges, and, calling her by  name (alio was never chained), tried in  vain to tempt her to my side on tho low  veranda. Nothing would induce her to  leave her charge. The warm air and  monotonous wavo of tho swinging fan  overpowered me with drowsiness, to  which I yielded, and, after a sleep of  some duration, I was awakened by  quiet, subdued snorts beside me. To  my surprise I found that the chaprasi  had just returned to his offspring, and  the elephant stood near the veranda beside me, patiently waiting and gently  asking.'-for tho-tempting dainties so  bravely withstood for over two hours.  : Arctic Game.  The rabbit supply is. now re-enforced  by hundreds of thousands of frozen rabbits from Australia, and the price of  home bred rabbits has fallen inconsequence. In spite of the murderous destruction of subarctic game, the regions;  from which it comes aroso huge and  th������ facilities for catching it, for freezing it and transporting it by sledge so  great that we may expect the supply to  bo larger'each year; rather than less; It  seems incredible, but it is . true, that  Russian' game can be brought from St.  Petersburg to Leadenhall market at a  cheaper rate per ton than Surrey fowls,  can bo brought from Horsham to London. The Transsiberian railway will  tap another enormous game area, and  the supply from the two extremes���������tho  tame phoasantries of England and the  uninhabited forests of the subarctic continent���������-will Continue to stock our market. Frozen pheasants and other game  are regularly brought into London,  market from  Peking.-  J  ' -i  * *r������-r-w^i^i-������>r"'..^T*>%*���������-������:��������� THE LEARNED MEN.  MOi.LAHS OF THE INDIAN  FRONTIER  AND THEIR INFLUENCE.       ���������  ���������4_ rfiaii  1 i  &&  y  i Expounders of the Mohammedan ITaw.  Given Credit For Supernatural Powers.  Jealous of the Dignity of Their Positions,  now a, Village Got a Sacred Shrine.  During the spring of 18871 accompanied  a surveying party which set out from Pesh-  awur to penetrate the country north of the  Khyber and examine such routes as would  \>e aA-ailable in the event of the pass being  held by a powerful enemy. During that  time I had many opportunities of studying  tho manners and methods of the mollahs.  ���������those remarkable men who use their influence'over their fanatical followers to  driVe them to revolt against the encroachments of the Fcringheos.  The visitor to the towns of tho independent tribes will often see a venerable,  white bearded old man,' followed by a  crowd of young Pathaiis, who show every  sign of respect tor their leader. In hie  "right hand ih'vvcncrablc flguro carries a  stall 'and in his le������t a largo volume o������ tho  law according to Mohammed. ' When the  procession reaches a public place, the lead-'  ' er scatb himself;' his disciples stand round  or sit at his feet, and the "general public  - assemble at a little distance to hear the  gems of wisdom that/ fall from the holy  man's lips, or to roar at tho worldwide  "chestnuts," not always of tho most decorous character, which he sometimes unbends sufficiently to tell. Such a man-is a  mollah, one of a class that exercises an influence over tlie inhabitants of the Afghan  hills so passionate and wide that to Europeans it is beyond belief. , "  V . , The mollahs are collectively known as  the  ulima,   ' or    learned^    They arc ��������� the  "    schoolmasters, lawyers^ judges, as well as  the .priests, many 'of i them being men of  great ability and scholarship, and.as they  "���������   are all passionately dcvotccL.to their order  v, ,it cannot be said that their influence is al-  ��������� together ^cvil.    They are great peacemakers ih a land where fighting is the breath  of a- man's  nostrils.    I once saw ono of  them in Lalpoorah. rush between two bod-  i' ios of Mohmurids who were drawn up to  attack'   each,' other,   and,   by passionate  prayers to them to remember their common God and their1 common   country,  make those desperate men .forget   their  purpose and go away as quietly as fright-  ,   ened schoolboys.  , The position of .mollah is conferred on  such candidates as havo undergone a special course of  study iii  tho  intricate Mo-  ' hammedan law and successfully passed an  examination therein.    The principal part  .   of the ceremony consists of the most saintly  mollah present ��������� investing   the novico  with the wide flowing gown of white cotton and the peculiarly shaped turban.  ' .     The mollahs marry and live like tho  1  laity in most particulars, though some of  .** them assume the most .ridiculous'austeri-  - ty, frowning,on the simplest amusements  and even ��������� condemning all music, except -  .   tho warlike drum  and trumpet, as being  effeminate.    To such men the merry fid-c  '   die or the sighing lute is as tho horns of  the evil one.  Ono rich source of revenuo with tho  priesthood is its flno collection of charms  and incantations. It is no uncommon  sight to sec an ancient Af ridi or Mohmund  sitting with a mollah and vigorously repeating a charm or performing a subtle  incantation to enable him to fix the affections of somo fair lady who is not enamored of his gray hairs.  A mollah's most sensitive point is the  dignity oi' his office. When that is outraged, there is trouble in the land. He  calls tho brethren to a council. They suspend all tho rites of public worship, denounce their enemy as a dog and an infidel, cover him and his people witli their  maledictions and practically excommunicato hiin. If this docs not bring the unhappy man to his senses, tho mollahs don  ' their sacred robes, and, carrying the green  standard-of tho prophet, go up and down  throughout the land proclaiming the Mohammedan worcry and calling on the  faithful to avenge the honor of the apostle  of tho prophet. To those who flock to their  sido they promise eternal bliss; to those  who ignore their appeals, everlasting torture. The mollah's. voice is not raised in  vain. Ho soon has a frantic army following tho green flag, willing to go anywhere  and do anything its leader pleases.  When  a mollah   dies, the place of his  death becomes  a sacred shrine at which  miraolcs arc worked.    There is not a village throughout the whole Pathan country which has not  its  holy spot to which  the sick, the halt and the blind resort for  relief.    In this connection a curious story  is told of one of tlie sections of Bonervals.  It had long been a source of grief to the  inhabitants of the village that no holy  man had ever  been  good enough to die  among them.    Tho consequent absence of  a miracle working shrine had degraded  them in the eyes  of  their neighbors, who  looked on them as a, sot  of wretches so  abandoned that no saint would end his  days  in  their midst.    The   men  of tho  village determined tb put an end to this  degrading   suspicion  in  a characteristic  oriental method.    There was living in a  distant  town a mollah with, the  highest  reputation for holiness.     A   deputation  from the benighted village waited'on this  mollah and implored him to shed the light  of his countenance on them for a few days.  The priest was so flattered at this testimony to his piety that ho gladly consented.    He was entertained on his arrival to  a considerable feast.    When the banquet  hod ended, the chief rose and solemnly informed their guest of the sad condition of  the villagers through no  holy  man ever  having died in ; their midst, adding that  they  intended to end so unfortunate a  state of things by killing their visitor. As  his soul would at once pass to paradise,  and  as the  scene of his death would become a miracle working  shrine, they did  not consider ho had anything to complain  of.���������St. James Gazette.  ones. There are, many places wnere secondhand shoes are sold. They are found  on the east side and on the west side of  town, usually pretty well over toward the  rivers.   , '  Secondhand shoes are collected by peddlers and others, who sell them to dealers.  Occasionally a man who has a pair of  Bhoes that don't suit him or that he has  Worn as much as he wants to takes them  to a dealer in secondhand shoes and sells  them, just _as ho might sell secondhand  clothes. In'this way it might happen that  a pair of fine shoes in good condition  Would be found in a secondhand shop.  The great bulk of shoes, however, is made  up of those collected by the peoplo who  make a business of it.  ��������� Tho dealer iri't secondhand shoes is usually a' shoemaker and \ repairer and most  likely to be found in a basement. He  buys secondhand shoes of a collector, or it  may be that if ho gets out of shoes he buys  of the larger dealers in the neighborhood  of Baxter street. If the ��������� shoes he gets 'require it, he puts them in order, very likely to the extent of resoling and rchceiing.  ,The purchaser of secondhand shoes wants  them very cheap., About the lowest price  at which they are sold by a dealer is 70  cents a pair.' Such shoes might be in fair  condition, but they would perhaps 'bo'  patched. ���������' From' that the prices, run up to  $1.25, at which flguro the purchaser expects to get a very good pair of shoes,  sound and wholo aud resoled and reheelcd  and in good condition generally. Occasionally there is sold a pair of secondhand  shoes for $2 or $2.50, 'but this is veiy ex  ccptional.���������New York Sun.  PIGEONS SHOW THEIR TRAINING.  Large nocks of  the Birds That Perform  Wonderful Evolutions.  Remarkable as are the results of training as' exhibited in the speed of modern  pigeons, they do not compare with the  wonderful evolution performed by these  birds in tho last centuries in Italy. There"  were at that time men who devoted themselves to pigeon' training, and the art was.  supposed to find its perfection in certain-  families'.and to be handed down 'from  generation to generation.. The u art con-  sistcdln training large flocks of pigeons  to.obey their owner and'tp perform certain  evolutions in theair. In tho earliest days  in India birds were trained to fight opposing bands. < When a pigeon tournament  was ih progress,* the owners ascended  some lofty buildings and conducted, tho  performance by the aid- of flags, and in  obedience to their signals flocks of birds  of | different color would wheel, rise, dive  and intermingle to separate again and go  through a number of interesting movements that were remarkable for their  beauty. Prizes were offered for the most  beautifully novel'figures. '   ,       "  In India, in early times, where the sport  of pigeon flying originated, the object of  - the. flights was often a sanguinary one,  the owners ol the various flocks endeavoring to accomplish 'tho destruction of the  others. Thus, tho birds of one band would  carry bombs with a fuse hanging to their  '* claws, and at the command of their "masters would, sweep down^'bver their "opponents and tho bomb .would'drop,,among,  them and explode. Others bore sharp  knives, two1 edged, suspended from their  claws, and were made to dash among their  antagonists and endeavor to cut them to  pieces, an cosy matter when birds were in  rapid motion. Today tho triganiori, as  they are called, of Mc-dcna  selves to harmless pursuits  fled when watching  devote them-  and are satis-  the wonderful evolutions of tho birds through the air.���������New-  York Post.   The Snake In tlie Bible.  Mythology teaches us that tho serpent  has been worshiped as a god, representing  viciousness, deceit, the devil, guile and  deception. By common consent it represents a liar or seducer or^deceiver. Moses  represented the snr.ke as a liar. In persuading Eve to disobey Gcd's command  and injunction not to eat the fruit of life  and knowledge it told a lie without benefit to itself and used its persuasive powers  to mislead Eve, that she and Adam would  be like God, although not sure or positive  of that fact. The first pair only obtained  some limited knowledge and that they  must make the first advances in civilization and procure clothing to protect themselves against heat and cold.  Why the serpent was so hard punished  for telling the lie, which was no benefit to  it, can only be accounted for by tho idea  that Moses wanted to impress upon man  that it is beneficial neither to self nor to  others to promise a reward for doing a  certain thing when no re%vard would follow. The second instance where tho snake  appears in history was when the Lord  commanded Moses to go to the king of  Egypt and deliver his message to release  the .Tows from bondage Then Moses  pleaded to bo excused on account of his  weakness in speech. Had the Lord tested  Moses as he did Abraham?  Mo-*-es, full of faith, was ready to do  what the Lord commanded. He was told  to throw down his staff. It would become  a eerp-iEt. Mioses became frightened and  scared. Still, when tbe Lord told him to  take hold of the snake by its tail, he submitted at once and showed his perfect  trust in God and his word. Eowas.no  biore afraid.���������Miuorah Monthly.  A  HOME ON THE SEA.  Tbe Very Comfortable Fireside Found In  the Cabin of a Ship.  Hanging in his room in the cabin of an  American bark loading for South Africa,  at a South street wharf, was a picture oi  tbe captain's homo ashore, in a Long Island town, riot far from the city. But  easy of access as this home is, the captain  spends very little time in it, for his wife  sails with him, and, oven in this port, they  live mostly aboard the ship. At sea and  In foreign ports, when they speak of homo,  they mean, of course, their home on Long  Island, but practically they make their  home in the cabin of tho bark, and a com  fortable-bomo too. ' ,   (    *  Upon the walls of the main room of thia-  cabin, which is a room of spacious dimensions, there are two pictures of tho  bark itself. These are distinctly nautical,  but, aside from them, the furnishing of  the room is such as might be seen in any  room devoted to like purposes ashoro. In  an alcovo on ono side is a piano; upon the  other sido is a sofa. In the center of the  room is a table, upon which there are  books and sowing and, hero in port, where  the ship stands on an even,keel, a vase ol  flowers. Tho room is lighted at night by  a lamp like a piano; lamp, with a broad,  spreading shade, but which, instead of being upheld by a standard with foot resting  on the floor, is here suspended from the  deck boamb running across under the skylight overhead. Thero are here deep upholstered armchairs and other easy chairs,  and there aro rugs on the floor. It is a  homelike and attractive room.  Forward of this room is tho forward  cabin, which is also the ship's dining  room. The mizzenroast, conies down  through the after part of ,this room, going  down also through ,that,endof tho fixed  table, giving to this cabin a decidedly  marine touch. Opening off tho main cabin  thero are a number of .rooms, including  the captain's room, which is of ample size.'!  Thero is here also a room,for the captain's  daughter, who sometimes sails with him. \  As is customary on American ' deep water ;  ships, there are two or three'staterooms foi  passengers, who1 are'carried when they  offer. On her last voyage to Africa thia  vessel carried three passengers. ���������  The captain has sailed for many years;  be is acquainted in ports all around the  world, and wherover he "goes thero is no  lack of social life for himself and his wife. <  They havo more invitations ashoro than j  they can accept, and they entertain gueste *"  aboard the ship, which' is indeed their float-,  ling home, but that they, do not forget  their homo ashore may ,easily be imagined  from the fact that tbe ship's name is made  up in part of the name' of, the captaiu's  home town.���������New .York Sun. .  HE BROUGHT IT FROM THE  WORLD'S FAIR.  And kept it two; years*  The -great -world's Va.lt, at Chicago, in  XS93. while it gave pleasure to many,' gave  pain to .not a few as an indirect result of  their visit to the White City. People were  lured along the miles of wonderful exhibits by the new marvels that met the gaze  at every step, and did not realize their  exhaustion until they dropped into a  chair in sojne breezy corner by the lake,  and "cooled off." That's what began the  trouble, in many cases. Of one ruch case,  Mrs. Iv. W. Stevens, Fort Fairfield, Me.,  ���������writes:' *���������  " My 'hustland took a severe cold and  'cough two years ago last October���������time of  the World's Fair, which we attended. This  rcough lasted over two years, was accompanied by spitting of blood, and nothing  could be found to help him, although various remedies wexe tried. Several doctors  Yr-ere consulted, but their prescriptions  afforded no relief. Finally, I saw an advertisement of-Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral  in my paper and prevailed upon my husband to get a bottle and try it. The very  first dose helped- him and -he was com-  ���������r.'.-.t-->!v cured  in a short time.    We  feel  very-jgrateful for what Ur. Ayer's Cherry  Pectoral has done for us, and shall keep it  constantly on hand in the house."���������Mrs. I*.  W. Stevens, Fort Fairfield, Me.    '  r   *  , Two years of doctoring for a cough, two  years of "remedies" that gave no help, of  prescriptions that profiited only the men  who wrote them, and then a trial of Dr.  Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, which helped from  the very first dose and effected a complete  cure in a "short time. The difference be- '  tween Dr. Ayer's 'Cherry Pectoral and all  other cough medicines could not be better  stated than in this comparison of lesults.  Itjhas cured the most stubborn and obstinate cases of chronic bronchitis and asthma. It is a specific for croup and whooping  cough. It cures all coughs*and-colds and  all affections of the throat and lungs  promptly and effectively. Anyone who is .  sick is invited to write to the Doctor who  is, at the head of the staff of our newly  organized Free Medical Advice jdepart-'  ment. The best medic--l advice, on all  diseases, without reference to their curability by Dr. Ayer's medicines. 'Address,  J. C Ayer Co., IyOwell, Mass.  A MAIDEN'S  PRAYER.  Bhe prays for me, her sweet voice hushed and  faint, ' ,   ,  A yearning look within her eyes so -met*,'  A touch of color on her soft, fair cheot.  Her* lips a-tremble, hands crossed like a saint  That artists in a God sent vision paint,'  Around her head the glory of hor hair  On which the sunlight  falls in touches rare.  A maiden pure, .without an earthly taint,  She prays for me 1 ���������*   ���������"       ���������-, s  ,- .    ,*     j.  I.fear to gaze, she'seems so far above  The wretched earth on which I toss and groan.  I fear to speak lest I should wake alone   -  And find her gone, 'with all I prize and love.  And yet tho name she murmurs is mine own.  She prays for me! '  '  <   '     ,    , -      1   .     ���������Boston Gazette.'"  IN NO  MOOD  FOR  READING.  Use .Vapors of, Quiekciare  for Throat Troubles.  AUDIENCE OF'ONE  A Rainy Sunday at Church Which the Pas-  ��������� t   tor Will .Long Remember. t  +   Dr.   Payson,   the  famous'and  beloved  preacher of Portland,' Me!  following pointed story:' -'    ,,.  Ono very stormy- Sunday ho went to  vCburclvniore from habit than bocauso he  expected to find anybody there, .lust after  he had stepped insido ' the door an old negro camo in, and asked if Dr. Payson was  to preach thero that day, explaining that  ho was a stranger in town, and had been  advised to go to bis church.  "Upon tbat," said Dr. Payson, "I made  up my mind to preach my sermon, if nobody else came."    - ���������  Noobdy else did come, so the doctoi  preached to the choir and the old negro.  Some months afterward ho happened to  meet the negro, and, stopping him, asked  how ho enjoyed the sermon that stormy  Sunday.  "Enjoy dat sermon?" replied tho old  man. "I 'clar, doctor, I nebber hcerd a  better one. You see, I had a scat pretty  well up front, an whenebber you'd say  Eomethin's pretty hardlike .'gin do sins oh  men I'd joes look all roun ter see who  you's a-hittin, an I wouldn't see nobody  on'y jess me. An I says to m'self, 'He  must mean you, Pomp, you's scch a dret-  ful sinner.' Well, doctor, dat are sermon  set me a-thinkin what a big sinner I war,  an I went an jined tho church down homo.  I'ze a deacon now. "���������Christian Endeavor  "World.  SECONDHAND, SHOES.  Collected and   Sold   to  Sealers, Who Fix  Them Up tb Sell Again.  New shoes were never, so cheap as they  are now, but there are sold nevertheless in  this city many secondhand shoes, for thero  are many peoplo who want to pay even  less for shoes than the lowest price of new  What Is a Gentleman?  The old story about tho French marquis  tvho. opined that the Almighty would  think twico before damning a gentleman  of qiinlity, doubtless finds an echo,in all  genuinely "nrmigerous" bosoms, but  there is another . tale in Evelyn's diary  which. puts what I believe to. be the English position as pointedly as tho other  does that of the ancient regime: ' fMarch  10, 1633.���������"V. told a friend of mine who  accompanied him to tho gallows and gave  him some advice that he did not value dying of a rush and hoped and believed God  would deal with him like a gentleman"���������  i. e., with courtesy and consideration.  Everybody would admit that breeding has  not a little to do with gentle instincts,  but three generations may be trusted to  do as much as 30.���������Cornhill Magazine.  Crow Tactics Under Commander Silverspot.  Silverspot has hammered away at drill,  teaching them all the signals and words ol  command in use, and now it is a pleasure  to see them in the early morning.  "Company II" the old chieftain would  cry in crow, and Company I would answer with a great clamor.  "Fly!" And himself leading them they  would all fly straight forward.  "Mount!" And straight upward they  turned in a moment.  "Bunch!" And they all massed into a  dense black flock.  "Scatter I" * And they spread out like  leaves boforo tho wind.        '  "Form line!" And they strung out into  the long lino of ordinary flight.  "Descend!" And they all dropped nearly  to tho ground.  "Forage!" And they alighted and scat- ;  tered about to feed, while two of the permanent sentries mounted cluty���������ono 01-* a  tree to tho right, the othor on a mound ta  tho far left. A minute or two later Silverspot would cry out, "A man with 0  gun!" The sentries repeated theory and  the company flew at once in open order as  quickly as possiblo toward tho trees. Once  behind these, they formed line again in  safoty and returned to the home pines.���������  "Silverspot, the" Story of a Crow," by  Ernest Seton Thomnson. in Scribner's.      i  Pessimistic View pf Several Familiar and  Pleasing Occupations.  Mr. Blykins was looking out into space  in silence when his wife found him.,  , "Haven'tr you anything -to read?" she  inquired. ���������* ' -     '���������'  , '"Nothing whatever," he replied with a  great deal more solemnity' than the occasion demanded.       ��������� '. ���������  It was plain that he was in a deeply pessimistic mood, from which it was desirable  to win him, if possible.  -    "ELerc is a newspaper, "fshe ventured.  "I've tried1 newspapers," -he returned.  "I dorijt want any., I haven't found one  of them that doesn't say something with  which I don't agree. I'm tired of having  my opinions affronted two or thrco times  in every column." >��������� - -  "Perhaps you'd like a novel.    I bbught  'used to toll the ��������� a new onc> an-*--- ^'s Te?7 interesting." " ���������   '  J   ,v "I don!t want any novels either. Every  ' one of them is tinged with ' false  ideas- of  life. They're libels on human nature. The  modern novel is  nothing  more  than  an  irresponsible caricature!" ^  1 "   And he glared at his wife as if it were  her fault. '  "Perhaps you'd like me to bring you a  ; history from the library?"  ��������� '' History!" he repeated contemptuously.  "What are the data with which historians  work? The mere flatteries of subsidized  sycophants of power! How do we know  tliat two-thirds of tho history we read  isn't merely a reflex of the political prejudices of defunct chroniclers? ' I have no  doubt that many* of the men'who wrote  about the prominent characters of the past  were ready to hold office if they got the  chance.  "A largo number of them did receive  incomes from the government. Aajd you  know as well as I do that a man wTho is  looking for office is seldom qualified to sit  back in the jury box of literature and take.,  a calm, impartial view of current events.''  "V'ell," his wife rejoined, somewhat exasperated, "hero's a book that I can commend to you. It isn't very interesting,  but it tells indisputable facts in a cold  blooded way that ought to satisfy even  your suspicious nature. I don't like to  sec you with your mind in utter idleness,  and if I were in your place I'd sit down  and read the city directory. -'  He took the volume and languidly turned over some of the leaves. r  ���������  "No," ho said, handing it back. "It's  like all the rest. There's a man who used  to be a buniio stcerer who is referred to  in this book as Mr. Green. A colored man  of my acquaintance is put down as Mr.  White.  '' The most inveterate bicycle rider in  tho city is described as 'Walker,' and a citizen alluded to as'Black' is, to my personal knowledge, an albino. It's no use,  Maria. I can't rely on anything I see in  print."  And he heaved another sigh and proceeded to look once more into vacancy'.���������.  Washington Star.  railed to come sooner, arrived ana demanded his piece. There was none lelb  for him, and so tho lord called back tho  men of tho other nations, and, slicing  from each one of their tongues a little bit,  he put them all together to make a tongue  for the Englishman, and this is why tho  English continue to speak in such a jumble, to the present day. '   '   , >  This story, which the^authorof tho book  named heard in' Croatia, is so close a representation in allegory of the actual fact;  of the origin of.the English language that  it has a made up air.' It is nevertheless  picturesquo and-interesting.  ,    ���������'      ��������� -y  '"' -,"  Studying the Thames.   .,,      j>-  In tbe opening chapter of '.' Great Expectations"- there is on exciting scene among'  the marshes of the chase and recapture of"  Magwitch, which has its parallel at  the ;  closo in  a  similar episode on  tho river-, ',  .where Pip helps the convict to escape. As' *,  in instance of Dickens'desire for accuracy,  it is recorded that he hired  a  steamer for ? '  the day in order to have a preliminary siir--  ,vey of the Thames, to   make  sure "of  tho \  actual course of a  boat in   suon  circum-   ',  stances as described in the fifteenth  chapter of  tho  third volume, and  to discover  what possible incidents might arise.    Sev-   1  eral   friends, as well .as members of  his    <  family, accompanied hini on  this unique w,'  excursion,  and   although  he seemed  to ;  think of nothing but their enjoyment,'his' -  keen  observation was ever on   the alert, -  nothing escaping his notice on either "sido ( J  of the river.���������"The  Novels of Dickens,"  "  F. G. Kitten. ���������'���������*.,.  -11 ���������  .���������'I  ���������"> -;-.'  ���������"ll  1   *A*     -l"-   W  -   .Ill  f JijL f  ..-iy  TO  H  *������?-/Vi|  1 ,S       ���������> ������'���������  V'< *-vl  1 , -.���������. ji*ii  v -v. >,.;|  "-'���������/>.-������,  -AiA-iL  - '   '-nvl  *'       1   1   ^  i*  vc" ���������������>���������������  ���������*. --v p- *-**v'  ���������&'*T;?- J!  '���������*-������'  ;h<  jv- -6-1  v -������  Muskets. 1    c'  >,i ,,  * *   *        x -.       y  ,  * While the introduction'of portable1 fire-'  arras into Europe is' of comparatively re-< ,  cent dato, their use was frequent |,araong ���������*-.  tho1 Mohammedans of eastern Asia at* a "  very  early .-period.    La BrocquiQre,i who,  made a journey to Jerusalem in the'/mid-*  die of the fifteenth century, and who traveled extensively in tho east, mentions  the  firing of small arquebuses at the great fes-;  tivals in Damascus.  The first nso of muskets in Europe was ,  at the siego of Puhege in 1D91 by tho Fpan-  i ish soldiers. These arms wcro so extremely heavy that they could not be used without a rest. They were provided with  matchlocks, and wore effective at a considerable distance., While on tho march tho  soldiers themselves carried only the am������������������.  munition and tho rests, and boys, bearing  the muskets, followed after, like caddies  on a golf courso.  Loading these cumbersome arms was a'  slow  operation.    They wcro clumsy   and  awkward  to  handle, tho ball and powder ^  were carried  separately, nnd^tho preparation and adjustment of the match took a  long time.  Before long, however, improvements began to bo made. The guns becamo lighter  in construction, and the soldiers carried  their ammunition in broad shoulder belts  called bandoliers, to which wcro suspended  a number of littlo leather covered wooden  cases, each cf which held a charge of >  powder. A pouch, in which tho bullous  were carried Ioofc, and a priming horn  hung at the sido of the soldier.      ^  As late as tho timoof Charles I muskets  with rests were still in use, and ib was not  until the beginning cf the eighteenth century that firelocks wero successfully employed.���������Harper's Round Table.  ' <\<  v-  ��������� -&������������������  "**       *i*-. I  ���������    ��������� ���������*������*r  W  '   "*-* ^1  Terrorized.  The Circus Rider���������Say, what's the matter with the lion tamer? He's been hanging around for two hours.  Tbe Contortionist���������He's afraid to go  home. He's heard his wife was at the  show this afternoon and saw him|jbeat i������er  favorite lioness.���������New York Press!  Unreasonable Boy.  "You will have to deal with this contrary boy," said Mrs. Tucker, turning to  the father of tho family.  "What's tho trouble with him?" asked  Mr. Tucker.  '' He won' t eat those nice boiled carrots."  "Why won't you eat them, Tommy?"  "Because I don't  like tho taste of  'em.  That's why," answered Tommy.  "Thomas, my son," rejoined Mr. Tucker, shaking his bead reproaclj-vully and  turning to his paper again, "that's unreasonable. You can't object to the tasto  of oarrots, Thomas, because they haven't  any."���������Chicaco Tribune.  The Enj-jlistiinaii's Tongue.  The English language is not regarded  with affection by the people of tho European continent who are under the necessity of learning it. ��������� Its diverse origin has  laden it with an immense number of inconsistencies, contradictions' and duplications and, above all, with an irregular  and inexplicable system of spelling. Tho  Germans are accustomed to speak of the  English language as "a monster having  two mouths, with ono of which it speaks  German and with tho other Latin."  The Slavonic people of central Europe,  who^have always had occasion to master  many languages and who for that reason  are good linguists, have a story to account  for the inconsistencies of English which is  still more uncomplimentary to our mother  tonKue.  This story, which we find in "The Outgoing Turk," by H. C. Thomson, tells  that when the Lord made the different  nations he gave men no tongues at all,  and when they came and dumbly begged  for them he compassionately took a piece  of meat and cut it into slices, giving each  one a slice to serve as a tongue.  This served well enough, but when tho  meat was all given away the Englishman,  who had either lazilv or   conteniDtuously  Eedticking:.  ncre i.s a practical way in which to clean  feather bed ticking and to air and renovate  the feathers: Take two sheets and sew them  up so as to form a case. Make an opening,  say, a yard wide, in the tick, and a second  opening, of the same' width in the caso  made of the two sheets. Sew these two  openings together so that they will not  rip, and shake the feathers out of the tick  into the clean sheet case. When the feathers have all been emptied, sew up the sheet  case, after separating ib from tho tick, and  put the feathers out, on the roof in tho  shade for an airing of several days, turning the caso every day. Do not placo it  where the sun will shine on the feathers,  for it will cause an oiliness to come out  which will make the feathers heavy and  will produce an unpleasant odor. Have  the original tick thoroughly washed, rinsed  and dried. .. Before returning the feathera  to it in the same way in which they wero  removed hang the sheet case up for a day  so th'e wind may blow through the feathers. This will make them light, and when  returned to the tick the feather bed will bo  as good as new.���������New York Tribune.  Draft.  The pilgrim went on his way into the  adjoining country and presently he camo  up with some women at a well.  "A woman," they were at the pains to  explain to him, "is the weaker vessel,  here as elsewhere, but she draws moro  water than the average man, we can tell  you those."  It seems that the oriental mind is peculiarly susceptible to subtle sophistries  like the foregoing.���������Detroit Journal. i ���������*, .-"-������������������������- O-j-Vi-  .������������������-���������* -.'y J-  ^^^���������'���������-fT^^^  ���������irfi,^-������**y*fc.*ji.iV ������y*-^  ���������Vi *      ���������  i-i -^T-i  ^v"1'1 xstt^rrrirfyz^^ss&ffF  LOCAL 1SKIEFS.    -  MibJj IvU-Alpin of Ijanaiino is visiting her  auut Mrs   Robertson.  ifrisss Dunbar went'down to Victoria with  little Miss.es Dunpjmu'r, Monday.  Dr.- Lawrence irft Monday  morning   for  the east, tq he goats r. few weeks.  i ������  Miss Dick, daughter  ot  .Inspector   Dick,  ' JSanafiwi,' is> a gaeot of Mra. Ben Weatwood  Mra. M   Whitney is visiting   friends   in  Victprix.    She will also  visit   T-icoma   be-  fore.her rot-urn  *  FOR SALE ��������� |vly farm 1G0 acres, about  30 acres perfectly cleared, and about 30  acres cleared hut not stumped, 31  jnUts from Comox wharf, aho ono good  milk cow for   sale.-���������W. Andkuton.    /  <     ���������        ,��������� '       ''.        ���������  The little daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. James Smith of Union died  yesterday, and was buried today  from the ' parents residence, at 1  o'clock.  There was a large turn-out to the  ���������celebration of the Battle of the  Boyne today. It took the form of  a picnic at Courtenay'. The Union  Band is present.  THIS IS. A SNAP.���������One half Lot 4 in  Block 5, on Penrith Ave., 'second house  west 'of English" Church. .Neat' cottage,  also stable.    See Frank J. Dalby, Agent.  Rev. ��������� Mr. Hicks of Cumberland  and Rev. Mr. Tait of Sand wick,  have been selected to manage the  campaign for Prohibition, the vote  iipori which'is to be taken throughout the Dominion next fall. - Rev.  Mr. Hicks is announced to preach  upon the subject next Sunday evening.  whc������o Ia'ttr in the evening'a  reception   was  held.  ' '     '  Mr. and Mrs. Roe were the recipients of  many handsome and costly presents, among  which was a handsome chair from the bride's  senior pupil*-, and a cushion from the junior  pupi^G, These two presents aud the attendr  auce of the children at the church, was  a pleasing mnrk of the pupils' affection for. a  te-icht'j- that they had parted wilh, as far as  school wai concerned. It was not only a<i a  tj-acher, however, that Miss Monro made  friends. In social circles she has a wide ac-  quehiiance and has taken part in and been  tho life of many pleasant events. She likewise topk a keen interest in church work  and was one of the young ladies who organised and kept alive the Young Women's  Christain Association  ��������� Air. and Mrs. Roe left by the Charmer  this i/iorning for Vancouver. Upon their  roturn from a short tour they will  take   up  their residence   at   Cumberland.���������Colonist,  t  Juue 30.  Corporation of the City  df Cumberland  HtH--*? Troops Banding-.,  jOff Jagua, July .jr���������-Sixty troops ships  carrying 2,500 men, six batteries of artillery, and large quantities of supplies arrived here this morning. The transports  took the troops and equipment aboard at  Tampa, an<5 were joined by a convoy at  Key West. ,A.s men on the. gunboats 1  were trying to make out the lines of  buildings ashore, fiur dead bodies drifted past the ships. They were evidently  victims of Cervera's ships. The landing  of the men and stores was deferred until  Sunday morning.  *   Camara's Squadron. * '  Port Said, Julv 11���������Camara's ships  have been allowed,to coal, after, furnishing/the government gaurantee. The entire squadron is returning to Spain direct  New-York, July   n���������Dispatches  from  Madrid  says it will  take' Camara's fleet  ���������        *������������������ '  10 days to reach Cartagenas where there  is more safety than at Cadiz.    The present danger is that Americans  may dis-_  patch   their fastest cruiser,   and  waylay  Camara's fleet in the Mediterranean.  City of Cumberland, Court, of  Revision;        .   <���������   ,  1 j  Pfiited in Marriage.  Wedding* of Mr.   J.    I*.    Boe,    Post-  xnastar   of Cumberland,   to I-Iiss  "'    Annie J.. Monro.-  St.  John's    Clmrch.    Crowded ' with  the Friends pf the Couple.  Last Evening-,'.  At St. John's Church, the scene   of   "the  most intere-jiipp event in life" of mauy Vic-  :��������� if r ,  torians, , there was last evening   unifed   in  marriage Mr. Jno. Lii-tladale Roe, Postmaster of Cumberland, Comox, and accountant for the  Grant   and   Ml unco   Sa-vinill  1  Company, aud Miss Annie J. Monro, one ot  Victoria's most popular young  ladies,   and  until the close of lasi teria c; valued member.  i .���������-������������������*:���������*���������.  of the teaching staff of the North Ward  school. The church had been very prettily  decorated for the occasion by the frieuds of  the bride and was crowded to overflowing,  testifying to the esteem in which the couple  are held in Victoria* Included in those  present were many   of  the   bride's   former  -*.  pupils.  The wedding was certainty one of the  preltiesfc that has taken place in Victoria.  The bride, leaning on the arm of her broth-  " er, Mr. Ross Monro, who gave her away,  and attended by Miss Florence Hayward  and her little nieces. Miss gatio Guillod.  Catherine Willfe-mar and Hilda Monro, with  Master Jack aud Miss Lillian Nicholles acting as ij-tgfs. was met at the altar by Rev.  Percival Junns, who, assisted by Ven. Archdeacon Seriven, celebrated the wedding service o? the Anglican church. The groorn  was supported by Mr. Harry Fuller.  Mr. A. Longfield presided at the organ  and played a new march. The full surplic-  choir was present and sang the hymn "Oh  Perfect Love." As the bridal party left the  church. Mr. Longneld played Mendelssohn's  wedding march.  The bride wore a handsome costume of  white brocade silk, a veil and real orange  blossoms. She.carried a Bible. Th������ brides  inaids were attired in v*ry. pretty dre ses of  white irtu.Hjin, trimmed v^th chiffon, and  hats t'o. match. Each carried a bouquet of  vvhite roses, vied with white ribbon and  wore pearl r,v:d emerald brooches, on which  wcro engraved t> e initials of tho bride and.  gruo'ii, from a design by tne groom's, brother,'a resident of Dublin. Th-si-s pretty souvenirs ot the w.edding were the prfc-ieut-s ot  tW groom to nisi bride's alttuida..���������(;������������������.��������� ( The  brklo's going-away dress'was of fawn colored cl**i'1.  After the cen.-uion v the bridal, party proceeded to i-hu rtiiiiVi-.-ucv. of lhe bride's ���������mother, Mrs. I. Monro, 110 Fisg.-iitl street,  where a wedding supper was  enjoyed,    and  NOTIOE is hereby given that the Court  of Revision for the purpose of hearing all  complaints against the assessment of 1S9S  as made by the assessor of the City of Cumberland, will be held at the Council Cham-1  her, City Hall on Monday 22nd day of August A. D. 1S9S, T".t. 10 o'clock A. M.  By Order  Lawrence Wm. Nunns,  ^ City Cierk.  Cumberland, B. C, July 7, 1S9S.  Mortgage Sale ������������������  Mortgage tenders addressed to the undersigned and posted to him will be received up  Co noon of tho 11th day day of JulylSOS for  the purchase of that certain piece of property described as follows: Lot T*o in Block  Seventeen tovt n of Cumberland, map 5 22  a. The title deeds may be inspected and fur  ?her information received by applying at  the office of the uudersigned. The highest  or any tender not necessarily accepted. Dated 27th June 1S9S.  ���������LonisP. Eckstein,   First  Street  Cumberland, B. C, Solicitor for mortgagees  Mortgage Sale  Mortgage Tenders addressed to the undersigned and posted to him will be received  up to noon of the ISth day of July 189S for  the purchase of that certain piece of property described as follows: Eist half of Lot  Ten, Block Ten, City of Cumberland.  The title deeds may be inspected and further information received by aplying at the  office of the  undersigned.    The highest   o  any tender not necessarily  accepte.    Dated  June 27th 1S9S  Louis P. Eckstein,   First   Strept  Cumberland, B. C, Solictior for mortgages.  FOR SALE���������One story and a half dwel  ling house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc.  on eaby terms.    Enquire of Jas. Carthew  Mortgage Sage .Y  Mortgage tenders apdressed to the under  signed and posted to him will be received  up to noon of the 18th day of July 1S95 for  the purchase ot that certain piece of property described as follows: West half of Lot  Ten. Block Ten, City of Cumberland.  The title deeds may be inspected and further information received by applying at  the office of the undersigned. , The highest  or any tgnder not necessaril accepted. Dated  June 27th 1898  Louis P. Eckstein First Street Cumberland, B. C- Solicitor for the mortgagees  COMOX DIBECTORY.  H. C. X.XJCAS, Proprietor, CQMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.,  C O UKTEUAY  Directory.  CGTJBTEWAY H0TJ33,    A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor.  HIVEK8IDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEOSG-E   B.    LEZGHTOlSr,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.        *  HOBSON'S STORY. >  New York, July 8���������Following is an  interview with Lieut. Hobson: '"'  Itwas about 3 o'clock in .the- morning  when the Merrimac'   entered the channel  and steampd in uncle;-- the guns of Moiro  Castle.   The stillness of death prevaded.  * ���������*  It was sov foggy we could scarcely see the  headland.    When the Merrimac pointed  her nose   into   the   channel   otir troub'e  bagan.    The deadly silence was  broken  hy the wash of a small  boat approaching  us.    She ran close  up  under  the star of  the Mernmar,  and fired  carrying away  the Merrimac's mdder,    That is why the.  collier did   not sink   across the channel.  -    ��������������� *���������  Then , orf up   the   channel   it was ' very  exciting. A picket boat had given alarm,  and the guns of the Vizcaya and shore  batteries were turned on us. Mines and  torpedqes were exploded all around us.  \V7hen the ship was in position we found  the rudder gone. I called the men on'  deck, and launched a boat. It tpuched  off the explosives; at same moment two  torpedoes, which were fired from the  Reina Mercedes struck the collier. Can  not say whether our explosives or Spanish torpedoes did the work; but the  Merrimac was lifted out of the water and  rent asunder. As she went down we  scrambled overboard. Attempted to get  out in a boat, but with a strong tide tunning, day light found us still struggling  in the water. The Spaniards saw us  and sent a boat and picked us up. We  were ti-ken aboard the Reina Mercedes,  and later sent to Monro Castle.  Trouble *jvith Phillippines.  Madrid, July 9.���������Spanish Con--  sul at Hongkong is informed that  Insurgents at Cavite have revolted  against Americans. In another  part 9-: the despatch the Spanish  Consul makes the assertion thai  the majority of Phillippine Insurgents have received the American  re-enforcements with hostility because they include a, number of negroes. ���������;.'���������.  Shatters BeporJ.  Palaya Del Este, July 9.-^Fol-  lowing complete reports received to  day of losses on July 2: lrilled 23;  wounded 203. Reports giving  names of killed and wounded are  being .rapidly prepared.���������Signed  Shafter,  FOB  YOUB  JOB PEIITM  Give us a  Trial,   we,  do Good Work at  .Received by last boat another  consignment of our well known  ,   '     *      O * 1  4.  <"   i*  Three-ply RUBBER HOSE  * ' '0 ' 1 \ *  ' , ' ���������    ' *"'''������������������ N. -  in half and three-quarter inch.;'  ��������� > > *    . - *' n  Call at once as it is selling very quickly. -J   ..  IjTIOp  Fruit and Ornamental Trees,  SHRUBS, ROSES;  RHODODEtf-  .     DKdNS,"aKEENHOUSE.AND  " BEI'ING OUT PLANTS.  Agricultural Implemeiits  SPRAY PUMPS,   FERTILIZERS,  BEES  and BEE SUPPLIES.  ��������������� -i * t  Most Complete ^tock  in B.   /J.  NO  AGENTS. Cataiogue Free.  M. J.   HENRY,   '  604 Westminster Road,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  - -.., r;     ;/.      ������������������'  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  ^^S?g53SB������-*_ LIVERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Reasonable-Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B.  O.  ���������������m ���������������������������������������������in 11 !������������������������������������! ii ������������������ ��������� ������������������mmwKiiiMifc^ii 1 wmi I���������M111���������������������������'������������������  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and! BUILDER,  ��������� CUMBERLAND, B. C.  .Teaming  LiVEPLJ  REASONABLE:  PRICES.  THE NEWS  DYKE & EVANS  ffiusic Dealers  VANCOUVER, -        S,  5-fC      ���������4-������      'jf  :#.*T*  SOLE AGENTS:  Ksirn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars  .....and   Mandolins  Organs, etc.  J am prepared f,p  fupnish Stiyllsh Rigs  and do Teaming ,  At reasonable rates;-  D. Kilpatrick,  Un^on, B. c.  x    also    x  Horseshping and  GENERAL  Blacksmithing.  Ricliard P, ffaJlis,  Notch Hill RAxVcrr,  Nanoose Bay, Ti. C.  Breeder   of thoroughbred   and    hi'^A,  class white Plymouth Rocks, Black.  LANGSIIANGS.    Over   170  prizes  won  ir*. the last five years.    At Vancouver's,,  recent  Show, out  of an  entry of 2&(  birds 26 secured prizes.  I  gaurantee   10    birds   to  the  hatch.  Infertile   eggs   replaced.    Eggs  $2.00,  per setting of 15.  SEND   FOR  CATALOGUE. ^  COME TO  The News Oefice, j  .   with    yqnr  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  A  General Banking Business  Transacted.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT..  Deposits  received  from $1.00 upwards  and   interest  allo\yed..   0-���������-  All business by mail carefuMy  and promptly attended to*  W. A. SPENCER,  Manager,..

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