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 SIXTH    YEAR  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.   [Formerly, Union] ' TEUSDAY   JULY   26th;,  1898  Union Meat Market  1 *, ������ 1  r , 1  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted . sausages,  bologna and headcheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter; salmon bellies, Mackerel, etcl  PPISG SUPPLIES  ������HI  SI^OILSJ" ��������� ZLiEISEIR,  We  A New Stock of  A fine line of  Combs & Brushes,  Perfume and Toilet  Raters,     Tooth-  brushes & Powders,  >  ��������� j. ' * ��������� i -  French and   Eng-  r  lish Toilet Soaps.  ��������������� ��������� - ��������� . p." j " t v  ARMlSflGE  VTOgE  PROPOSED.  Mason's Extract o  ���������    >'     '     ������ ���������,  Herbs for Summer  Drink.  -O-  All New Goods.  ONLY PURE DRUGS FOR DISPENSING.  Poison  Flyj Paper, >  and Tanglefoot  Insect Powder, and  Bedbug Destroyers.   "---0   A complete line of  Patent    Medicines.  Spanish Prisoners cheer  (    - * -     a**"-"*"?J i *  Americans when Leav-  ., -    *   .     * ?*- *��������� ^  ing Their Shores  Cubans Sulking in Their  ^������*'  Tents.r  ���������'--���������-r'���������*'���������'������������������ '..fefr.  PEACEY   &   CO.  RlDEON  P.O. Box 233 Victoria, B. C.  Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks.  Agents for the famous Mason & Risch pianos  Tuning, repairing, polishing  Mail   orders  will   receive    prompt    attention.  All kinds of music   and   musical  instruments.  FOLDING CAMP BSD.  thi! greatest hoon to  sl'ortkmkn,  Prospectors, and Camps gi-:nerally>  Suitable for Houses or Boats.  Comfortable, Neat arid Strong.  Single bed, folds in bundle 3 feet long  by 5 inches in diameter, weighs n  pounds, price $3.50  Double bed (full size) folds 4 ieet long  by 5 A inches in diameter weighs 17  pourds, price $4.50  Every bed provided with water-proof  shipping case. Can be extended or folded in three minutes. '��������� Description circular en application.  Order at once.    Address,  KLONDIKE FOLDING BED  CO.,  Nanaimo, B. C.    -  Returning  Klondikers���������Hard  Luck.  The story of hard luck is  bad.    They  slaved for weeks, getting their stuff over  the glacier.    Several  hundred men and  women are now at Valliez  waiting for a  steamer to take them home.    Many are  poverty stricken. It is said Frank Reid,  who shot Soapy Smith, can not live on  account of blood poisoning having set in.  I  ���������^Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  K5TAgent for the  Celebrated Gurn'ey  Souvenir Stoves arid  -���������Ranges������������������  Manufacturer of the  New, Air-tight heaters  Prisoners Escape.  Atlanta, Ga., July 22.���������Reported  last night that four Spanish prison  ers confined to Fort McPherson  since beginning of hostilities with  Spain, had escaped.  Prospects of, Peace  Madridj-July 26th"���������Peace probabilities  are anxiously canvassed at Tangiers since  the arrival af the U. S. cruisers and the  belief increases that the United States  does not intend to deprive Spain of anything but the Antilles. [ Antilles is a  term applied to all the We vt India islands  except the Bahamas.     '  London, July  26,���������Special..fiom, Madrid says the  Spanish government- has  drawn up a message for Washington preparatory'to a discussion of the  terms of  peace.    An,armistice', is proposed.  The Queen for Peace--  Paris. July 25.���������A special  from   Madrid  gives the following:  "Poor- Queen ! "   This  acclamation   ia often heard,   nowadays   in  Spain.    I s* e  Her  Majesty   looking   careworn aud anxious, even her drives  are  few.  .Her   worst   enemies     recognise   that   the  t^icen'y pet serial qualities are worthy of the  highest admiration.    The Queen used every  means at her  disposal   to   promote   peace.  Afc many of the  councils   lately ' held,    the  Qaeon bursting into tears besought the ministry to negotiate.peace.    Whenever   possible she has put in a word looking to  cessa-  tion of hostilities, and little by little she hits  brought the cabinet to her view.  Insurgents Pouting.  New York, July ,25.���������Reports from  Santiago say, the Spaniards are   accepting   tbe  regulations of the government there in good  grace.    The insurgent forces have   left   the  American camp aud gOfie 20 miles  into  the  interior.    They have been   placed under extreme penalties not to   molest  the   Spanish  residents or return to the old system of brigandage.    General G-a'cia han written a le.t-  t-'i* to G.'inez, declaring the   United   States  Government is imperilling the' Unban cause.  There  were  50 funerals here yesterday,   of  refugees who died of  starvation.    Santiago  is   still  short of food, and the streets   are  full of beggars.    Householders have   to   be  made to clean their houses.  PIOWEP  The   Flower   Festival  at-which-fruit, and  seasonable vegetables, also  chickens are to; fee :  exhibited takes place   Wednesday and Thurs- :  day August 3d; and 4th, at Cumberlahd;JHall.  The admission has  been  fixed  at' 25   cents  with no charge for  entrance fee  for  exhibits.  It's a worthy object and shouldrbe;/well.fpatH)h*iiii^i  ized. ,V-T,her?hall .wilkbe-decorated^  by kvConWi-^:!  ' ���������   '     > 'V::iv'; ��������� -��������� '^'7;< ''���������"'--;; ���������"*" -  ��������� y-y>M<s^^^. ---r^  mittee of ladies.     ' ..    :T"r    v^;^:   ,   ��������� .���������   :.  NEW    GOVERNOR-GENERAL.  Toronto, July 26.���������The Earl of  Minto, is to be   the   successor   of  Lord Aberdeen,  as Governor-Gen-  eral of Canada.  More Troops For Porto Rico.  Washiugton, July 25���������Maj.��������������������������� Gen.  Brook will sail to-day for Porto Rico.  The general will embark and proceed im  mediately. He should arrive at Porto  -Rico Saturday. The remainder of the  troops at Chicamauga will be embarked  as quickly as possible/ The reported  boarding of a German ship' off Santiago  bv a launch from an American naval ves-  eel, is confirmed. It is recalled that  some of the vessels of the auxiliary fleet  have been blockading San Juj:������, and may  <��������� *���������  be it was a launch from one of these vessels.  Spaniards Cheer  Americans.  New York,  July 25���������Prisoners,of war  cheering the flag of U;S. was the-unusual  sight in Brooklyn   yesterday;    The sight  was all the more Significant'as the cheers  came   from the   Spaniards.    Two   hun  died   and   fiftyvfou'r prisoners  captured  were about to sail home under  the   British flag.   Just  as she backed  out of the  dock "one of the patrol gunboats came by  and with onu accord the Spanish  cheers  rang   out.    It was   the best  they  could  could do in thanking   Uncle Sam for the  ihe kindness  bestowed upon  them while  they were   prisoners.    This  ship  left at  3 p. m. and  will put  prisoners on  shore  at Gibralti.  Cubans "Want Recognition.  Santiago, July 26���������There is trouble  between the American" officials and Gen.  Garcia ow(ng to Gen. Shafter's ignoring  the insurgent chief and refusing to allow  the Cuban troops to enter Santiago. The  course of General Garcia in withdrawing  his forces inio the country, is Approved  by his followers. He refused to accept .1  I subordinate position insisting he was an  ally. General. Shafter explained , dut^.  this was a war between, the United  States and Spam, irrespective of Cuban  interests. President McKinley's instructions with leference to the surrendered  district published here yesterday, ate  interpreted to indicate an intention to  annex Cuba and not grant independence.  Senor Joaquin Castillo, president of the  San Carlos Club urges an official pre-  nounciamento, saying silence now would  indicate our consent to such an arrangement.  Sickness Among* U.S. Troop*.  Kingston, July 25--U. S. troops is  Santiago are suffering in great- numbers  from heat and fever; '200 cases ia Gen.  Kent's division, 270 in Gen. Lawton's,  and 80 in Gen. Ludlow's, is the report  this morning. Of six companies of  nintli infantry ^1^7 are reported on tbe  sick list. 7:&r  After Camara's Fleet. ..  Washington, July 25���������lt is stated on  authority that Commodore Witson *ili  proceed to the Spanish coast as soon as  the Porto Rico expedition is under way;  but not to bombard the cities of the  Spanish coast.  Camara's -fleet.  TJ. S. Has Spanish. Kail  Santiago de Cuba, July 26.���������-The 20 b������g������  of Spanish mail siezeri at Santiago po������t office  the day the Americans occupied this place,  containing Spanish official as well as private  correspondence has been sent to Washington.  Dewey Strengthened  London, July 25���������A special from Shan  ghai says four men-of-war  have left Por-  "to Rico for the Phillippines.  Chinese Cases  Nanaimo, July 55���������John  Dick,  maaa  ger of the Alexander mines, was charged  ���������in .eight cases of employing Chinese under ground, and was fined  $50 besides/  costs in each case���������$400 and costs in all.  He will go afi&r Admiral &"^W  ftfcf"  ������Mm&  mm  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  THIRTY  MILES FOR AN ACORN,  NOT EASY TO ESCAPE.  AVERAGE   . CRIMINAL      PRACTICALLY  SURE TO  BE CAUGHT:  CoiiscienCte tlie First and Greatest Aid of  the   Detectives ��������� Letters,   Indiscretions,  ,���������������'/���������  Carelessness:-Any or   AH  of  These May  ������&'���������������������������'"' ���������'  Cause Betrayal. I  V*'  On tljo'evening  after the capture of a  man f;ar whom the police had'been hunting for several months a party 6C men  who hnd mot by chanco in a cafe began to  discuss the case, and one of them said that  ho was positive that, under similar ' circumstances, he would havo fooled the detectives and escaped. -  "Maybe you'll toll us how you would  escape if  you had  committed  a  crime,"  said tho first  speaker.    "We'll  make up  ���������   |he crime, and.you'll tell what you would  ���������Jo.   Let's tako a robbery and an easy one.  Suppose you  wont from   your  office   to  Jones' hero. Jones knows you as a respectable man.    You soe on his desk a bundles  of bank notes.    Say there is $20,000 in tho  packaged    Lots of people are,entering tho  office and walking past'the desk.    Jones'  "attention  is  diverted.   You  pick   up the  bank notes and slip  them into your pock-  ' et.   No one sees you do it.   You chat with  . Jones  for  a  fe%v minutes, bid him  good  ,  day and walk out of the office.    "We'll givo  ��������������������������� Jones 15 minutes to discover his loss.  You  < know, that 50 people-have had a chance to  steal the money, and that you  are one of  .  tho   last who will be suspected.    Now,  ������������������what" would you do?"  "It eeems to me that the caso you mako  out-is  altogether too  easy," said   the self  ,, offered criminal.    "I should do absolutely  nothing  except  attend  to   my   everyday  business in my everyday way.  On leaving  ���������' ' Jones I would walk out-of his office, speak-,  ing to the men whom  I knew, and then I  would go to-my own office, put the money,  in an envelope arid lay thoonvclopcon my  desk 'as' though -it was  of  no  particular  t value. I would work until my usual hour  to go home camo, and  then, after .dinner,  I would come  down here  and seo you fellows.   I would not vary the routine of my  business or social life. Probably tho newspapers of tho next day would contain long  accounts of tho mysterious  theft of ������20,-  000,* with a hundred guesses  as to the  ; identify of tho   robber.    If  they  did,   I  would drop in  on  Jones,'tell  him  I was  sorry for his,loss and ask  him   if  I could  '��������� help him  in  any way.    He-would bewail  his loss and may bo might   borrow a  few  : thousand of me tp tide him over.  "I would leave tho $20,000 in my desk.  I-. would'not touch it.-   I would let it kick  '   around.   I would talk of the robbery with  "., my friends, but not too much.    I would  * :say*. that  I hoped the robber  would  bo  caught", but. I would be careful  not to be  - too talkative about the case.   Jones would  send for the  police and  all of  bis clerks  would be examined. The detectives would  look wise, talk about outside and inside  jobs, round  up a few well  known  sneak  tbioves'and have Jones look at thein.   The  matter would die out after awhile.    After  a few months had passed I could spend the  money and my theft would never be suspected. "..  "Your theory is all right except for one  thing," said a man who had listened at;  tentivcly to tho conversation. "You forget that you are made of flesh and blood.  If you were out out of a block of wood,  you'd get away splendidly. But the moment ' you got that money in your pocket  your fear of detection would become so  great that your knees would knock together. Even if you controlled, yourself  until you had finished that chat with  Jones you speak about so lightly, which I  don't think you would bo able to do, tho  strain would exhaust you so that you  would go to pieces when you got to your  '��������� own office. You also speak of letting th������  money kick around. You couldn't do it.  That little package of bills would grow to  a mountain. Your nerve would fail you  if it lay on your desk. Knowing lt was  thore, you would be In a panic lest some  oue should find it. If you put it away in ,  e vault, the whole thing would weigh on  you. You'd dream of the stuff. Your  nerve would give way. You would betray  ���������foursolf in,a fortnight."  "All;that you say about self betrayal ia  true," said the man who started the conversation,, "and there are other things to  bo considered. Jones would have talks  with the detectives. He is now a healthy  minded man who believes all his friends  are honest! but in his conversations with  the policemen he would hear about robberies of mothers by their children, of hus-  brw)ds.b,y their wives and of dozens of cases  where intimate friends had stolon from  the houses of their associates. Hi3 mind  troubled by ds loss, he would bo constantly on tho lookout for a plausible explanation- of tho mystery. At first ho  would declare'that neither you nor any  other fr.end could havo taken .his money.  Then, as ho thought of the stories he  would hear from the dctoctives, ho would  begin to think it possible that sonic one ho  trusted as a friend had committed the  theft.  "He wouklget into a condition in which  he would. suspect every one, and after  awhile ho would givo your name with  thoso ef "rill tho other nion he saw on tho  day of, thq robbery. Then a detective  would call on you. Ho wouldn't tako into  account that you wero a rcspcctnble man  or anything of that kindt Unless you  have l-iiOro nervo than any ono I know,  his interview would shako you some, and  you can bo suro that he would see any  break you made.'-'-. Then the rest would bo  asy. You would bo. caught either by a  blnndoi'ofyoi'ir'own or by the work of ono  of the ,detectivos . your think so useless  now."'   ..'"���������'������������������  i "Bcinember that you have a conscience  and that misery'loves company," said the  man who,began the talk. "Conscience  confessions, 'indiscreet condtict, letters���������  all of-.them "play part in tho capture of  criminals. They are tho detectives' aids.  Ono of fchem is bound to crop out in tho  lawbreakor at ono timo or another. Think  it over and consider every sido of the ques-.  tion, qml.rm euro you'll agree with mo  in the opinion that a .criminal must bo an  e.-\traoi**di*Hary:man to escape detection and  capture."���������Now York Sun.  Tlie Industry of-a Mexican Bird: In Storing Up Winter Provisions.  Fred A. Ober contributes an article to  St. Nicholas entitled "A Bird's Storehouse ; or, The Carpenter Bird.'' Mr. Ober  tells of tho California woodpecker that  bores holes in trees and then fills them up  with acorns. He adds:  ' Down in Mexico there lives a similar  woodpecker who stores his nuts and acorns  in the hollow stalks of the yuccas and  magueys. These hollow stalks are separated by joints into several cavities, and  the sagacious.bird has somehow found this  out and bores a hole at the tipper end of  each joint and another at the lower,  through which to extract the acorns .when  wanted. Then it fills up the stalks solidly  and leaves its-stores there until needed,  safe from the depredations of any other  thievish bird or four footed animal.  The first placo in which this curious  habit was observed was on a hill in the  midst of a desort. Tho, hill was covered  with yuccas and magueys, but tho nearest  oak trees were 30 miles away, and so, it  was calculated, theso industrious birds  had to mako a flight of CO miles for each  acorn stowed thus in tho stalks.  An obseryor of birds remarks, "There  aro several strange features to bo noticed  in theso facts���������tho provident instinct'  which prompts ,this bird to lay by stores  - of provisions for tho winter, the great distance traversed to collect a kind of food so  unusual for its raco and its seeking in a  place so remoto from its natural abode a  storehouse so romarkablo."  ��������� Can-instinct alone teach or havo experience and reason taught these birds that,  far better than the,bark of trees or crevices  in rocks or any other hiding place, are  theso hidden cavities they mako for themselves within the hollow sterns of distant  plants?  This we cannot answer. But we do  know that,one,of the most remarkable  birds in our' country is this California  woodpecker, and that ho is well entitled  to his Mexican name of el carpintero���������  the carpenter bird.  Not What He Seemed to Ec,  "My poor man, I havo nothing for you.  Why don't you"���������  "Poor nothin!    I've got dollars to your'  cents!    I'm just back from the Klondike,  and I'm lookin for my sister.    Are you.  the slim legged little whipper snapper 6he  married?"���������Chicago Tr"bun������.  Dear Sirs,���������This is to certify thai? I  have been troubled with a lame back for  fifteen years. I have used three bottles  of.your MINARD'S LINIMENT'and am  completely cured.  It gives me great pleasure to. recom-  ment it and you are at liberty to use.,this  in any way to further the uie of your  valuable medicine.  Two 'Eiveus. Robert Ross.  M0H50OHI  HIDD-C'nonTEAl  .Weigh It.  Examine It.  Drink It.  Tested any way.  It is always the bast  Courtesy is the deference which every  gentleman considers he owes to every  woman except his wife.  Sun Insurance Office.  Eastern Assurance" Co.  Quebec Firo Insurance Company.  London and Lancashire Li fe Ins.  British and Foreign Marine Ins.  Lloyd's Glass Insurance Company.    .  W. R. ALLAN.  i General Agent,  ' Wlii-ilpe**;.  Co.  Co.  Use Quickeure for Lame  Back, Sprains, Strains, & c.  Mule Will Kick, but Never Runs O^'er.  Touching  the  protest ,wo  occasionally'  hear  against  tho  dangerous  practice   oi  driving looso mules through tho streets, it  may bo well  to assuro  the  timorous that  there is no possible danger of a mule running over a child.    You may set a baby in  the middle of Marietta  sbroet and drive a  thousand mules at a wild  gallop through  it and not ono would hurt tho baby.    It is  well enough to givo a mule's heels a wide  berth, but no one ever beard of  a child oi  man being run  over by ono.    You  could-j  not  drive a mulo  over a child.���������Atlanta  Commercial.  INDO-CEYLON TEA  ' r  Is composed of Pure- Leaves.       25c, 30c, '40c, SOc & 60c per lb.'  uoosuou  iBJlUOUD-MW  HOOSHOU  iMiiunujoaiM;  uoosuoui  ImiHOUD-OOUl;  JJO0SHOM  HOOSHOVL  in  If you want to buy  PRICES AND  R. J. SHRIMPTON,  or rent GOOD FARMS AT-.LOW:  ON EASY TERMS, apply.,to ,   ��������� ;  228 PORTAGE  -   -   AVENUE,  -WINNIPEG.  If the pockets are deep enough  first pair of trousers always fit.  a  boy's  Quickcure  cures   Tooth  Ache.   Stops all Pain.  Indulgent mothers tell a boy to get up  in a tone which encourages him to stay  n bed.  yc for Minard's Liniment anil take no. otter.  It is bad form to confide financial pros-'  "M-it-v to your family doctor.     It affects  his bills. '   Keep Minard's Liniment in tne House,  .  If a man is ; able to swim he should  never become a pauper. Swimmers are  self-sustaining.  Minard's Liniment is used 07 Physicians.  A man'"* good fortune often turns  head; hut bad fortune as often averts  heads of his friends.  his  the  Minard's Liniment the Lnmberman's  A woman's opinion on politics are just  about as pronounced and reliable as her  opinions on the woman her husband  knows that she doesn't.     ,  t  TAPE  WORMS  CAN   be   removed  without Pain or Starving, in one hour  by using Dr.   Whi e's   Tapeworm  Secret. Sent by mail, postpaid for $5  Satisfaction guaranteed.    Address  Dr, White Medicine Co.. -*S * Winnipeg  ASK YOUR OBALER-POR  BOECKH'S  BRUSHES and BROOMS.  For Sale by all   Leading Houses.  CHAS. JJOECKH &   SONS,   Mamiikcturers  TORONTO ONT.  vS  Send Your Name and Address  ON POSTAL CARD TO  D. SICHARDS, WaoOstoct, Ontario  AND I WILL KKTORN TOO  FREE, AN ILLUSTRATED BOOR.  Youri truly. D. RICHARDS  USE  yyr  ROYAL  CROWN  SOAP  BEST IN THE WORLD.  W. N. U,  161.  -AND-  Room Moulding,  X'eat Color Patterns, 3c to 10c per roll.  Fine Color Patterns, 10c to loc per roll.  frocd (alt Patterns, 10c to 2"c per roll.  Fine Gilt Special Patterns, 2<ic to 5Mc per  roll. Engrains in all colors. Sunitary  and Varni-h Tile Papers. Room moulding to match all papers. 3c r.o ''���������<; pen-  foot. See our st-ck or senH for sample*  before purchasing.    It.   US- Klii*,  425 Main Street.       WINNIPEG. MAN.  io all tko*e suffering-from Nerveus Debi ity an  ���������-Veak-iess, LOsT  >��������� AN HOOD ������nd premature De  cav, Inability,   Lack of Confidence, .������>enu������l     t  i.mLs on. Palpitation of ihe H. art. wtak Memory  Kxhausted'ViuUi'y, Errors of \outh, ��������� Varicocele  ���������     $1  BOX <>F  MEDH'INE FREE  THRET" Sf'ORE YEARS AND TEN, the greates  Rem.-dy for Mf-n, acts in 2   h.-uts   One b-.xshovvs-  wonderful results in nti-.st ciirotic. obstinate an  hop������l.-ss eases, and will sur ly cutc r.-cen   cases  "���������ents.alerton .eceip'   of  i2 rents in st mps <  prepav p .stage, full r.-gtilar SI box. with valuab -  luedic-lbook.  rules for h.-.aith. aud what toe,,  and avoid.   If you have  >ned oth-rs and   lalec  d-.n't mis-s this.   Write at one-      if we cou-d no-  help you we should not make this honest offer.  Address, QDE'EX MEDICINE, CO.,  IJox 947 M.  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DR JACK'S WIFE.
BY ST.  GEORGE RATHBORNE.
i~J 77" ���       CHAPTER VIII.
,    The office of the   Valparaiso   chief   of
police is not a model of   comfort   by any
, means,,  and   a   strong   odor , of tobacco
kmoke impregnates the air at all hours.
Doctor Jack finds the Intendente an
agreeable man, however, moro than
ordinarily shrewd for a Chilian officer,
though not to be compared with the
Frenchman who occupies such a position
in Paris. '
So Jack tells his   story,    or  at least as
much of it as ho deems necessary.    From
the manner of   tbo   other   he   concludes
r'   that the-main facts are already known to
the officer.    Perhaps   ho   has,  means   of
collecting information.    Perhaps ho is in
some way connected with the secret cabal
against which Jack Evans   struggles.    If
the latter proves to be the truth, there is
j- Binall chance of help from   this - quarter.
At last   the   American   completes   his
narrative and demands protection. He has
not broken the laws of    Chili,   and   it is
the wrath of individuals in the mad race
t for wealth that has been  kindled against'
him.
"'I will do what I am   able.    Frankly,
Doctor .lack, I must tell you my office at
..present- is poorly equipped to engage with
such a powerful   secret!' society   as   your
enemies.  The recent events in this region
���    have "torn our relations asunder. - We are
almost in chaos as yet.    Crime runs, rampant.  I hardly know which men to trust.
.But-I   shall   do-   my  .best,"    he   says,
gravely. f
"It-is all T can ask.    I   do   not   know
whether it is customary to have a permit
* in your city   for   the   carrying   of anus,
but I would   liko   you   to   write me out
one.  Then I shall defend myself."
"And we will hear a good "account   of
you.    Por Dios! ' I was in Madrid at the
._ (inio you played   your   part   in,the plaza
los   toro3,    and   I was   forced to admire
- yn-xr grit." " ,
Doctor Jack smiles.    It pleases  him to
remember   those   old   scenes   onco   in a
' while, when   the   panorama   of the past
sweeps before him.  Meanwhile the Inteudente writes.
"That covers the case, Doctor Jack. It
is hardly necessary, since every one car-
'rleswarms in these disturbed times. However, in caso you bowl over half a dozen
of these fellows you will-be held guiltless. 7
"They take their lives in their hands
when they run across my path.' I am a
peaceable man, sir, but must be let alone
lo attend to my business. As* for this
iinpuiient English buli-dog who wants to
wed Doctor Jack's widow���"
The officer laughs aloud.
, "Pardon, but it is too comical.v I have
seen much of these Englishmen. They
are brave, lob,1 but so full of boast���car-
ram ba! the world belongs to them���we
all breathe only because they arc magnanimous. Doctor Jack. I tell you I myself would givo ton pesos to bo present
when you again come in contact with
this Plympton."
Really, Doctor Jack is beginning to
believe the Valparaiso chief of police may
be a pleasant sort of fellow after all.
When ho leaves him he has not learned
a great   deal to be sure,   but   the mantle
of police protection   is   cast   upon   him,
whatever that may count   for.    At   any
rate, he has the right to protect  himself.
The Chilian has suggested   that   he go
on board the Baltimore.  Captain Schelcy
would daurtless   receive a   fellow-citizen
of the great republic,   who has become so
well known   as   Doctor .lack,   with   the
��� greatest pleasure in the world, and make
(marters for   himself and wife   on   board
���at least until their vessel leaves.
It is worth thinking over.
Jack reaches the street. No vehicle can
be seen, and he is  now   really   sorry   he
let the other go.  He might have kept tho
river in his employ, and between the gift
of silver and tho threat of lead influenced
him to be faithful.
There is only one thing to be done���
ho must use shanks' mare and thus reach
the fonda. His thoughts art? with Avis.
Heaven grata nothing else has occurred
during his absonce. The terrible nature
of the last shaft, so recklessly aimed at
him that it might easily have taken another innocent party for a victim, has
given Jack an uneasiness quite foreign
to his nature.
Ho begins his walk.
The hour has grown late, and it is
just lacking seventeen minutes of midnight when he leaves the Tnte.ndcncia.
At this time the '��� Chilhi seaport might
naturally be expected to ' have an air of
quiet resting'upon its streets.
.    It is just, the contrary. *  '
.The ��� success of the rebellion against
Balmaceda has excited all the elements
in the cty to such an extent that they
.seem to be holding a sort of picnic of rejoicing all the while. One from the
States 'might readily believe an election
had just taken place,  for   bonfires   blaze
aoove. .jrck smiles as ne rememocrs now
this carefully arranged scheme fell to the
ground, because Avis Evans had such
perfect confidence in her husband.
, Then, as he stands there, he remembers, too, the beautiful Chilian woman
who has conceived such a passion for
him, and shudders as he thinks, for
somehow her adoration acts uiion hina as
might the evil charm of a serpent, for
Doctor Jack is an honorable man, deeply
in love with his wife.
He has only'stopped here a minute or
so to recover breath after his rapid walk,
and calm himself ere appearing before
Avis. ,'
Fate sometimes manipulates things in
a queer way. ' Even this thirty seconds,
during which he stands there, are destined to be marked by an event.- It would
seem as though he has been allowed to
reach the scene in order to be a witness
of tho bravery of the woman he calls his
wife.  ���      " ,     f.
As ho glances up again toward the
point where, as he well knows, tho windows of-his rooms arc situated, Doctor
Jack receives a start. Not more than fifteen feet of space lies between, and against
the background of sky he sees a' protuberance fastened to the face of the building.
While Jack gazes, spell-bound, it
moves, and he1 makes out beyond all
���question the figure of a man. This is a
strange place for one to cling to like a
monkey. No man, would, be in such a
position unless he has evil intentions. It
Hashes through the mind , of the American that some enemy seeks to do him
harm. He is surrounded by so many who
wish him ill that, it is folly attempting
to bother his head concerning the identity
of this fellow.
Of course, he may be an ordinary thief,
for the city has more than its usual quota
of this species.' Doctor Jack ponders concerning his' best move, . and handles his
revolver with the air of a man who feels
half impelled to use it, yet i hesitates because he hates to shed the blood of a human "being, -however much the other may
deserve it.        ��� -        , r'
And while' ho thus deliberates the matter is taken out of his hands.- Somo -one
is concerned in the game. whom ��� he has
forgotten lo figure on���Avis.
The figure clinging to the wall makes
another movement. Evidently he has
stopped to rest upon a ledge, or else because Jack's footsteps on the pavement
alarmed him; but if this latter is the
case he has bravely overcome his fear,
since his movement is certainly upward.
By this time the fellow .has his hands
upon the window-sill. What if Avis
sleeps���the watcher   smiles   grimly with
Dy a man wno nas 3usu entered Valparaiso's chief caravansary���a man upon
whom the dust of travel rests, and who
has undoubtedly ridden far and hard.
At sight of him Doctor Jack receives a
shock, for although the man's face is
soiled with dust and perspiration, he recognizes him. ,
"Kirke Smith!" bursts from his lips.
' The.man holds out his hand, which is
seized by Doctor Jack . and heartily
squeezed. Then the two ' step aside to a
quiet corner where'they may talk without being overheard, 'for already several
Chilians watch them with interest.
"You are twelve hours ahead, Kirke.
What am I to believe,' _ good or had
news?" is the first thing Jack Evans
asks.
"Both,"   returns   the
whose equal on a horse it
to find. , '
Doctor Jack preserves his wonderful
calmness, although his whole foi tune is
at stake. The man's nerve is simply
astonishing, and'it has won him moro
than one battle in the past.
"Explain what you -mean, my dear
fellow.     Have you bTought it with you?"
"Yes: lost it on the way ami. recovered
it again.    I've ridden 'like   Satan, Jack,
that will
Texan     rider,
would  bo bard
the satisfaction he feels at being on1 hand
���surely a little cherub 'aloft must be
watching over his fortunes.
It is time ' something was done,' and
��� Jack slowly raises his hand to wing the
dark mass thus outlined against the sky,
to bring him down to tlip. navement a
crippled wretch, howling with agony and
fear.
At this moment occurs the event not
down on the bills. Doctor Jack plainly
hears tho swish of liquid forces, and sees
something shoot from ,the window. ;A
few drops even splash upon his face and
feel like flashes of fixe, such is the heat
contained in them.
As for the rogue who clings to the
wall, and receives tho full benefit of the
fiery deluge, he gives one wild shriek of
anguish.    His   hands release their clutch
here and there, while it is nothing unusual to hear a gun go off. Perhaps before settling down to a business life again
the Chilians .desire to use up the superfluous ammunition left over after the late
unpleasantness.
Jack keeps to the main street, and
avoids all crowds that seem noisy, if by
crossing over to the other side he can do
so. Many a fracas occurs, but as the
participants are natives, the spark is
not applied to the magazine. That explosion is left for another twenty-four
nours.
At last he sights the hotel. His own
position is now assured, and the fear
that pushes itself into his mind is in connection with his wife.
He glances up at the windows which
belong to his rooms. All is dark there,
and no sign of life can be seen, but this
is just as Avis has said it would   be.
It was here, just beneath the window
at the corner, that the English lord and
his Chilian ally came to a halt as if by
accident, and held their pointed conversation concerning Doctor Jack, which was
saturated -with vemon and especially intended .for   the  ears .of the wife_seated
upon the windows! 11 above and   down he
comes in a heap.
Some good fortune causes him to drop
in a sitting posture, and this, although
doubtless painful, saves him from a
fractured limb. Perhaps he fears a second
deluge of hot water, or it may be his
burns have set him wild. At any rate, it
is ludicrous to sco the way in which the
demoralized chap scrambles to his feet
and rushes down the calle, groaning, and
grinding out Chilian curses with a proficiency acquired in the army.
���A few people come running up and out
of the hotel to see what is the matter, for
although scenes of violence are frequent
in the streets, they never fail to attract
attention. A cock-fight or battle ol the
bulls has always been a drawing card in
Chili, though of late the laws are becoming more severe in this regard, and a
live1 Yankee circus pleases the populace
about as well. They aro fast becoming
educated along the republic of the Andes.
Nothing is to bo seen, save a wet spot
on the pavement, and only through
speculation can they reach tho truth.
Doctor Jack does not linger, but a minute later gives the peculiar rap on his
door which Avis recognizes, and it
proves an "open sesame," admitting him
to the sacred precincts beyond.
While Avis rclocks and barricades the
door, her liege lord gropes for a chair,and,
throwing himself into its depths, laughs
as though he would take a fit.
"Well, you seem amused. Suppose you
share the subject?" she says, sitting on
the arm of'the chair and stroking Doctor
Jack's curly hair.
"Ye gods! I shall never forget how
that fellow came down, floundering like
a great bear. You brave little woman, I
declare���"
"Oh, that's it! Well, I meant he should
go.and gave him the benefit-of the whole
can of hot .'water heated on our little oil
stove here/' she remarks, composedly, as
though such a feat were an everyday
occurrence. "And now. Jack, if you can
control your laughter, tell me what you
hiive seen and done since you left   here."
and met with some adventures
do to amuse you another time.'\   ��� '
"Quito right���they'll keep.' Now, where
is the���package you were to fetch?"
''Concealed outside the   city.    I   dared
not bring it in until I had seen you."
Doctor Jack heaves a deep   sigh   of relief. ,,*,','
r'*That much is  safe,   'then.    Once   we
'get it on board tho 'steamer   all   will be
well." ' ���   *
"When do you sail?"                          '.
"In the morning, and you also, Kirke,'
my boy. Don't think-I mean to loso sight
ol you so,easily.   'Besides, - your presence
may be needed to confirm the statements
in New" York."       -      '                   '
', "Are you'-bound *,there;"   with   eager
interest.
"Possibly. I have received news in-the
last ten hours that makes me alter my
plans., Your coming, with words of cheer,
brightens the skies, which were getting
very dark'- above. L am surrounded by
enemies here, and can hardly turn Svith-
out knocking,the elbow of a man who
hopes to pick a quarrel/'
Tlio other gives a- low whistle of surprise, but his face expresses no alarm.
Kirko Smith' has /been in some of the
most desperate situations ' ever faced by
a human being, "and no one ever knew
him to flinch.
Up comes Larry at this juncture, and
is delighted to see -tlie man for whom-
Jack has been waiting,' on the ground. ���
- His idea]'is that they can go, on board
the steamer at once, but is met by the
reply that, -however, profitable such a
move might be,-it is not to bo thought
of until evening comes.
A boat .will be engaged and kept in
waiting at a certain point most convenient and .when they have secured that
which' Kirke Smith dares not bring into
Valparaiso in broad' daylight, a short
pull will bring them,to the steamer, v*'
All they must avoid will" be the Argus
eyes*-of the'enemies whom 'Jack ' and his
trusted agent have thus far baffled, and
it may be set down as certain that these
men will be constantly on the alert, a
The hard rider who comes from the
nitrate region of Chili goes to brush up
a little, and then appears ready for. breakfast. Avis joins them, and in low tones
they converse. Kirke has much of dramatic interest to tell, and holds them spellbound while he relates his adventures.
T�� not a soul, however, does he confide
the secret of where he has hidden that
treasure which he has carried so far, and
defended as only a brave man could.
Who can-tell what hostile" ears nury not
be bent to catch his words? The secret
must only be whispered in the solitude
of privacy, if spoken at all.'
Larry has something on his mind���
this fact Doctor Jack notices, and it
causes him to watch the little man curiously. Perhaps lie has fallen in love with
the beautiful senorita to whom Doctor
Jack owed his trouble on'the preceding
night. As this thought flashes through
his mind it troubles him, since the dude
can be as stubborn as a mule onco his'
mind is made up, and it is hoped ho will
sail when they do.
So Jack determines to put him on the
rack, Larry i knows something���that is
evident���and his tongue once limbered
presently discourses upon the subject ux>-
permost in   his thoughts.
"I have wee-erred a lettah this a. m.
���a communication of immense importance, dear boy. STou wemember the lovely chawmer upon whose shoulder your
head wcclincd last night. Well, she's
given you up. Jack." with a leer.
"Glad to hear it," says that worthy,
heartily... ���.'���'���',. ...;'.' \ . !, .-: /'. '...'.-
"She's after .now game. Another sun
has risen above the horizon, and, by
Jove! this one isn't, mortgaged, either,"
pulling'at the shadowy fringe that adorns
his cheeks.
Her plans. **
Larry shuts one eye and - looks as wise
as an owl while ogling his companion.
"Will she. Jack? My dear boy, you
don't weally know me. 1 have made women a life study���the deah cweatures
may deceive others, but in Larry Ken
nedy they have a master. Yes, I shall do
myself the honor of calling upon this'
chawming senorita���she smiled at me
last night''���Jack' almost takes a fit in
suppressing his laughter as he recollects
the' awful look on Mkrilla's face, as she
made that wicked jab with her dagger,
and the agility with which Senor' Larry
'sprang aside���"sho will advance another
step and allow me to kiss '> her hand today���the darling."
"And meanwhile manage to worm
your secrets out. Ah, Larry, take care!"
uneasily, for much is involved.
"Jack, you've seen mo in tight places.
I'm no fool, if some people will imagine
it. I shall have a clevah story arranged
that will deceive tho angelic cweature.
Trust me."
And Jack, remembering the past, feels,
that for him to doubt tho abilities of this
queer littlo genius is an insult���so ho
squeezes his, hand.
"Your pardon, my b'or- I might havo
known you were too sensible to bo easily
deceived, and that what you attempted
would be with an eye to our success."
''That's it,'Jack. I believe I can turn
the tables on the senorita. While I appear to be w,ax-work in her hands, she
will' bo dwopping hints that may give us
a'vbig pull.    So au rcvoir, comrade, until
we meet again."      -<
"Be' merciful, Larry.' Don't hi cerate the
poor girl's feelings too dreadfully. Think
of the pangs of unrequited affection���of
a broken heart bowed * down with grief,
of���"      , '       _ -,<- '-     , ���
"Ah! there, quit it, doctor. 'Hang it,
do you take me - for a dreadful Don
Juan?" and ' Larry rushes away with a
grin on his monkey face���to meet the
divine, senorita and engage in a little
game of deception where the' keenest of
wit will come out ahead. ,    - '
Nor does Doctor Jack see' 'him again
for some hours.. Indeed, the day is almost
spent when Larry once more shows up.
During the- course of the'hours spent
together, Jack and Kirko Smith have
come tp a good understanding connected
with certain matters, and their plans are
well arranged for the near future, though
of course subject to change in case^ of
necessity. . ,   ,
Doctor Jack has managed to engage
quarters on the steamer that sails north)
at dawn of tlie next day, ' and this has
been done without visiting the vessel. A
sailor whom'he'knows, belonging to the
ship Keneenaw, anchored near the steamier in the harbor, agrees to do the business for him. t - ''������
As to tho boat that is to wait for them
at a certain point near the Mole, Kirke
Smith looks out for this. Perhaps he is
not'watched. .At any rate.he finds a man
whom ho buys body and soul���this , fellow, , having received such' a good advance
payment-with rich promises' for'the future, is ready to do anything'he. is''told.
If somo inquisitive natives waylay him
later on with' questions concerning , his
coming movements, and his business
with the Texan, ,Jie will 'havo a cock-and-
bull story arranged to satisfy them, and
threw them off the trail.
Thus Doctor Jack is fairly well satisfied with the way things are going,
though a little anxious that it should be
over, when .he meets Larry again; tho
latter is getting out of a cab at the door
of the hotel and presents a ridiculous appearance���his clothing dusty, ��� his hat
banged in, his face, scratched, and the
empty rim of a once glorious eyo-giass
screwed into the cavity of his left optic
���and yet above all the same old strut���
which .causes a groan, however ��� the
familiar smirk, and Larry, not cmite so
chipper, but Larry as of yore, trips up to
the astounded doctor.
"Good heaven! my dear boy, have you
been in a threshing machine, or engaged
in a prize-fight?" gasps .Tack- Evans,
amazed at tho scarcscrow thus presented.
"Neither, deah boy," says Larry, with
a ghastly grin, "I've been playing the
wole  of   Lothario���makinsr   love   to the
senorita, and J" by Jove! n.^t:o
success, as you can bcliaTO.''
L^   <-,\crioiis
CHAPTER
he   make
"Am I to understand it is you, Larry?"
The small man puffs out his chest unr
til he resembles a pouter .pigeon.
"I'm tho victim of her second passion
���a case of love at first sight. I fancied
that she twembled last night when'I
looked at her���a powerful sight of magnetism in that glance, dear boy," and lie
As Doctor Jack surveys Cou-=in    Larry
from head to fool,
calculation   thct
significant of   sue
man who fails, for iho'dtLce
an object for commiseration.
At the Paine time lie catch*.s an
i mental
if i-uch a condition is
"S^ heaven help the
is.   indeed.
CHAPTER IX.
alance of this singular
��� night in
adventure,
from what
The I
Valparaiso passes" without
Doctor Jack, taking warning
has already occurred, does not neglect the
proper precautions for safety, and while
the door is secured, no one could possibly enter at the window, left open for
air, without- disturbing his slumbers, and
to arouse a. man of his caliber would be a
poor piece of business for the daring intruder, whose reception must partake, of
a more serious nature than a sudden hot
water shower-bath.
So the day comes, that fateful October
day that almost precipitau-s a bloody war
between the valiant, little South American free country and the greatest republic
the world has ever seen.
It opens auspiciously for Jack.
As he comes down stairs he is accosted
accompanies his words with a laugh thai-
puzzles the doctor. ��� .
"And she wrote you?" he asks, suspiciously. <
"Wead it yourself, old chappie���clean
case of goneness from the start���poor
girl."
There are only a few lines:-���
"The Senorita Marilla de los Vegos'
compliments to Senor Lawrence Kennedy, hoping he will call again to-day.
when she may receive himl in a more
hospitable manner than last night."'
Doctor Jack sneers at the wording, of
the note. To him it is as plain as the
nose on Larry's face, or the eye-glass he
loves to sport. The trouble may be in
explaining it. Larry has a hump of conceit out of all proportion to his size.
These small people are generally inclined
to be very important, and can strut
about better than six-foci ters.
"I'm afraid there's a trap back of this,
Larry. She may have conceived a sudden
fancy for you, my boy, granted, but hate
is stronger than love any day in ruling
the heart, .and she will use you to further
inflection under the tone of the other that tell'-
him Larry, has nor- been quite such a fool
a.s outward circumstances ."would indicate,
though he has undoubtedly been .overwhelmed by'misfortune.   ���
An explanation-'is in   order.    .������
Larry is quite ready   to   give   it in,his
own way, and the littlo' man  can,   when
he pleases, be quite   dramatic.*.    There  is |
more to him than one would   imagine at j
first glance.
It seems that he did not venture to call
'upon'the senorita until the afternoon,
when, rigged out in what ho deemed his
most, killing suit, with perfumed handkerchief and every hair on his head in
place, this little.dandy of Gotham presented himself at the very gate, which,
on the previous night, when in company
with Avis, bent on discovering and rescu
ing her husband, he had declared his
ability to demolish.
A ring with the bell brought a servant, and he Avas admitted to the mansion where the senorita awaited him.
She seemed dreadfully struck with his
appearance, rather awed, Larry vowed,
and Doctor Jack could easily believe it,
since the dude in full dress was enough
to take any one's breath away.
They chatted pleasantly, the senorita
sang numerous songs, and with such
warmth that Larry was in the seventh
heaven of delight. He could not resist
declaring his love for this beautiful creature, and on his knees proclaimed it.
This produced a change; the Chilian
beaut}*; demanded that if he adored her he
must prove the depth of his affection by
renouncing the friendship of Doctor Jack
and his wife and coming under her banner, when he would be permitted to
wo.rship-r-at a distance.
.Larry's-eyes "wereopeneci, ana ne saw
the snare spread for bis feet. It was not
a part of his game to be tripped up. If
.given-time he might have pretended to
acquiesce in order to learn something of
the plans of tbe rich Chilian beauty, but
as he and his friends expected to sail in
the morning this would not be profitable.
When it became evident that he was
unwilling to obey her request, Marilla
descended to threats. She found an obstinate little man in Larry Kennedy.
Nothing could move him, and so another
step was taken.'
The senorita clapped ber hands and,
two native servants appeared,' either of
whom should bave been able to have demolished the dude. These the infuriated
woman set upon him much in the manner in which" she might havo urged a
pack of hounds after game.
Larry groaned at his foolishness in
coming without arms, but ne was not tho
one to give in without a desperate struggle. They found the toughest little subject in the dude they had .over' tackled. -
He slipped from their grasp, dealt'them
sudden blows, scratched' like a tiger cat,
shrieked in their cars, and gave them all
the fight they wanted, for they were
house servants and not soldiers used to
battle.
Affairs were growing rather serious for
Larry after a time, and he began" to fear
ho would be killed, as the (senox*ita in
fury was shrieking to her men to( finish ,
him; when by rare good luck his eyes fell
upon hs heavy cane, which he had laid
aside, in order to better make love to' the
beauty. ��� <      -'        '    '/
Upon this he pounced with ' the joy
a shipwrecked mariner would feel should
land heavo in sight: New energy, seemed
given hirni and he beat the two cowardly
servants until they howled for mercy'and
fled. ', '        .      '    ' '
n  Then Larry bowed to the senorita, whq
;no longer called for his   destruction,'J:>ut
seemed awed by his ' dilapidated   appear-'
ance, kissed"his fingers to her,-apologized
for kicking up such a circus in her house,
hoped they would meet again, and retired."
from the scene,   leaving, her-speculating
as to   what' an 'ordinary ' JSowy Yorker -
might be capable of doing "when" a little
whipper-snapper 'could   kick ' rip such a
confusion. .     ;,   ^ ',*",' ',\ ' *
This is Larry's story,-tliough-of'-^course
given in his own way, and , with other
embellishments.        ,       - -,.
Probably he has learned   a lessonj and
will not be in a hurry to again make love .
"to a Chilian beauty. Doctor Jack chuckles
as this wretched specimen   leave's him to-
rehabilitate his form in   other gju-ments,."
and rub some' vaseline upon the scratches- '
on his face. -'    ' a
Upon' the whole Larry has   done'   well,1
and picked up several little points/'of in-' ;>
terest, at the   expense   of   his  best suit, ';
which is ruined.    That   seems "to grievo '
him more than any soreness of body, for' [
lie has believed" himself almost invincible
in that checkered triumph of the tailor's
art. , , '     '   .    * \\ ,
The adventure proves one thing���Marilla ��� -
has not given up her game, because,foiled
,on the occasion when 'she" made   such,a
bold move. Doctor Jack -would be -uneasy
"on this.score only.for the fact  that   they v*
are to leave Valparaiso in a few hours.    ' '
He   notices   a   spirit   of   ugly  unrest .
abroad..   More   than   one little affair has
taken placo on    this   afternoon  between
Chilian sailors and   those   belonging   to
American vessels, and it   is evident that
there is bad blood between them.
Various things cause this. The Chilians havo a foolish notion that the
powers at Washington favored the -Balmaceda government. The seizure of the,
Itata has had much to do with inflaming
their minds, and probably the fact of
their recent-victory causes them to feel
that they can insult the United States
with impunity.
"There's trouble browing," says Doctor Jack, as he notes those things, and
his experience has been extended enough
to make him a good judge.
He has an appointment at a certain
hour with Kirko Smith, who>' has been,
absent from the city during the afternoon. Larry has engaged to conduct Avis
to the spot where they rendezvous.
Trunks have been secretly smuggled ,from
the fonda by a rear door and sent' on '
board the steamer. They flatter themselves that this has been done without
the knowledge of hostile forces, and perhaps it may be so.
Doctor Jack consults his watch.
"Time I started," he says, ' and runs
upstairs to have a few last words with
Avis. Larry already knows tho part he is
to play, and the doctor has such confidence in ihe little man that ho docs not
think ib worth while to see him again.
Once more Doctor Jack passes throu/*a
the streets of Valparaiso, now crowded
as though on a holiday. 'The : events of
the next few hours will prove whether
fortune means f.o smile on '.him or not.
Doctor .JaoK ur.i^.w-h success coaic-i. c > n.-m
who deserves it.  He has .little reliance oil
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that wanders.his way. . ���
Noticing the unruly e'.omenfc in vho
crowd that��� jostlas' vh-ug the street, he
congratulates .him'seif in the"wifdom-that
has led him-'to don certain g-;r.meiita.
much in vogue among Chilians at this
time, which, with his sunburned faco
and the wide brimmed hat lie wears,
allows him to pass for one of the . citizens of. Valparaiso.-
This fact serves him well later on. and
even now he finds progress made much
easier on account of.it. '
Evening is drawing near, when Doctor
Jack, drawn by some singular fate passes
down the Calle des Arsenal, and comes
face to face with Colonel Leon Garcia.
Behold, what a small thing kindleth a
great fire! The sarcastic smile on Jack's
face as he remembers the ridiculous figure
this proud Chilian officer cut on a recent
occasion makes the blood boil in tho
other's veins. He sees a chance to make
trouble, for as bad luck will have it somo
of his henchmen happen to be near by.
These fellows catch his looks, and, boiling over with the desire to rn.--.ke trouble,
follow Doctor Jack.
Just below, a gang of Yankee sailors
emerge from a cafe. They are not drunk,
but inclined to bo noisy, as sailors on.
shore-leave may always be expected to,
prove, singing snatches of songs, joking;,
and lauchimx.
[to be continued.]
nm ������������!  l3C35n*335u wi'kjt w������������*i- -"!(������������������������������������������������������������-���������������  Cumberland,    B. G*  issued   Every  Tuesday  fvl Whitney, ������dito'K  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  ������N   AaJVASTCE.  One  Yeas    .    ' .'....:.'-V.\'.;   ?20C  '}>:  Months  .-.." ��������� 1 2"  gijig-io Copy .. ". ���������.    0 ������5  "' RATES QF ADVERTISING:  One inch per year     ���������v<$ 12.00  '..,   ,.,   month   "   150  week. ,. lino        ������  IC'  Local' Eoticos.per lino    '. '������������������ 2(-'  Notices    of  Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,  50 cencs each insertion:' -,  '   No Advertisrnent inserted for less than  jo cents.  '  Persons  failing to get The News  re-  ' gularly should notify the OFFICE.  Persons having anv business with The  News will please cal! at the office or  write.  -T3* Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get copy-in beicro  12 a.m   Saturdays. -'        '  TUESDAY,   JULY 26th,  1898.  " Remember the Flower Festival, August 3d, and 4th,  miammAftiaiJBTiiVtKTHtiftr  ������3  Events of the   war are fol-  lowing   each   other  in   rapid  succession.    The    capture   of  ...      ���������     ������������������       1*1. ��������� i ���������.- ,,  Porto Rico by Gen. Miles will  . soon follow. Gen. Merrit aided by . Admiral Dewey, will  quickly take Manila and Commodore Watson with his squa-  droit will !be thundering along  the Coast of Spam. Spain  has no fleet, no cash, and no  credit, and she may preserve  her honor���������-in a fighting, way  ���������-rr-rshe  v/ill soon  succumbe to  ( ���������  the inevitable.  three in the field." all government supporters.' Their names  are John Irving, C. VV. Clifford, and -Archie McTavish.  That secures the government an even number of the  legislators.  Which party, if' either, will  gain by the contest which will  bemade in the courts remains to  be seen. A good many things  may happen betweeu now and  next February when the legis-  ature may be supposed to  meet, and as to what the con-  ditions may be then it is idle  to speculate. n -\\Te do not  know what course Mr. Turner  will pursue but do not think he  will feel called upon to lay  down the reins of power until  it appears that he is in a minority, certainly not until all election contests are settled. For  che present; therefore, it is like-  ly the .present government will  continue in power.  We publish elsewhere an  ���������article over the signature of  Mr W. J. McAllan relating to  the empljyment of Chinese.  We think Mr. Mc Allan assumes too much when he. says  that if onlv white men were  employed the price of digging  coal would be increased. We  don't know that. It also  occurs to us that both the  miners and the company know  what they are about, and that  at least they think they make  more money by using Chinamen. For ourselves we would  like to see all the Chinese go;  but then like others we soivye  times employ them.  ME.  RUSSELL RESIGNS  It is now already well known  that Mr. Thos. Russell, the able  and efficient Assistant Superintendent of the Union Colliery Co., has  carried out an intention said  to be  formed months ago, and  resigned  his position.    He will  leave with  his family in a few days for the Old  Country.    Their departure will   be  a distinct loss   to this  community,  and will be widely regretted.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF  CUMBERLAND./  A By-law for levying- a Road  Tax for  the Year 1898  Whereas it is deemed expedient and necessary, that provision bo made tor necessary  expenses of the Corporation of the City of  Cumberland,  Now therefore the City of Cumberland  enacts and ordains as follows:  I. There is hereby imposed and levied,  and there shall be raised and collected an  equal arte by way of Road Tax of Two Dol  lars per head per annum, upon all male per  sons between the ages of twenty-one and  fifty years of ago, residing within tho City  of Cumberland, except those already assessed by the Corporation.  *.���������  II. The aforesaid tax shall be due and  payable to the Collector of tbe . Corporation  of the City of Cumberland at his orjice within the said Corporation on the first' day of  August 1898.  III. This By-law- may be cited as tbe  Road Tax By-law 1898.     -  Read the first time in open Council the  24th day of June 1898.  Read the second and third time tbe 24th  day of June 1898.  Reconsidered and finally adopted, the  seal of the City attached thereto ' and numbered the 12th day of July 1898.  L. W. Nunns, Lewis Mounce  ' City Clerk.    ' ' -'     Mayor  Our readers of  both   polki-  cal parties will   desire to kno.w  the   actual:   polical   situation.  Since our last it   has   slightly  been   changed.        There   are  still 19 members in the Opposition,    and    17     Government  The news   from   Cas.siar  is to  the effect-���������so says the Colonist-of-the 19th���������that nomination   day   clay   has past   with,  L* ���������-��������� -��������� - *- * ���������**��������� ' ���������  - * - *  MORTGAGE, SALE.  Under and by virtue of the powers of sale contained in certain  Mortgages duly registered in the  Land Registry Office at Victoria,  B. C, and numbered 16107 D in  charge book, volume 12, and 134 D  in charge book, volume 13., the following valuable proderty is offered  for sale by tender, viz: Lot 19 on  the plan of Lewis' Subdivision of  Section 14, in Comox District', to-  gether with the hotel .thereon,  known as the Courtenay House.  Tenders for the purchase of the  above land and premises will be  received by'William Lewis, Courtenay, near Comox, B. C, up to  the 20th of August, 1898.  A Million in Gold.  Nanaimo, July 20.���������The   steamer Roanoke arrived from  St  Michaels at Seattle late yesterday  afternoon with 210 Klondikers and over  a million dollars in gold.     Among  her passengers are a number of   returning Nanaimoites with the  foL  lowing amounts of gold;     William  Sloan $110,000, C.  S.   Cheatwood  $4000, J. C.   Stewart   $2,500, William Biggs $2000, W. J. McAlpine  $2000, D. Renwick $1,500.    All  of  the  other   passengers   have   from  $2000, to 50,000.  WEST COAST,   VANCOUVER   ISLAND  MININO DIVISION  NOTICE is hereby given that the land  comprised    within   the   undermentiond  boundaries, and hitherto forming a portion  of the Alberni aiid Nanaimo Mining Divisions, has been created a Mining Divisiou to  be known as the West Coast, Vancouver Island Mining Division, namely:���������  Commencing at the , mouth of Maggie  Creek, Birclay Sound; thence following the  said creek to the height of land dividing the  waters flowing into the Straight of Georgia  ahe Johnston Straight from the waters flow- '  ing into thn North Pacific Ocean: thence  following the said height of land to Cape  Scott; thence southerly and easterly follow  ing the sinuosities of the coast line, including all islands, to the point of commence  ment,' ���������'.���������   ','.������������������;,. .,���������:���������;. .'_- ;,'. 7  By Command.  '���������;.;��������� A. CAMPBELL REDDIE  Deputy Provincial Secretary  Prvinoial Secretary's Office,  25th June, 1898.  "TRAMWAY COMPANY INCORPORATION   ACT,"  AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF.  TAKE NOTICE that- the Fairfield  ' Exploration Syndicate Limited, proposes  to build a Tramway between the following points at Phillipps Arm in Nanairno  Mining Division (Comox Electoral District,) viz: starting at a point 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 in a direct  line to about the centre of the  "Dorothy Morten" Mineral Claim- a distance of about six thousand feet,      '  AND FURTHER TARE' NOTICE  that any person or persons objecting  must give notice in writing of such objections.to the Registrar of Joint Stock  Companies at Victoria, B.C., within two  months from the first publication ot this  notice in tbe  British   Columbia Gazette,  Dated at Vancouver,  B.C., this  13th,  day of June 1898.  The Fairfield Exploration  Syndicate, Limited.  Jas. J. Lang, Attorney anft Agent.  je21  CITY OF CUMBERLAND GENERAL  MUNICIPAL RATE 1898    '  Wbereas it is necessary that a by-law be  passed for levying a rate ou all the land,  improvements and real property on the As-  ssessment Roll of the corporation of the City of Cumberland, to provide for the general and ordinary expenses of the  corporation  during the current year:  s  Therefore the Mayor  and  Council of the  corporation of the City  of  Cumberland do  enact as follows:���������  1 There shall be raised and levied and collected upon all the land, improvements and  real property mentioned and desoribed in  the Assessmont Roll of tlie said city of  Cumberland for the year 1S98 an equal rate  of four fifths of one per cent on tho dollar  on tho assessed value thereof as'appears on  ' the said roll.  2 The aforesaid rates or taxes shall be due  and payable by the person or persons liable  to pay the same to the collector of the said  City of Cumberland at his office on the first  day of October   1898.  3 A rebate of one fifth of the amount there-  of shall be allowed on all taxes levied and  assessed under section I of this by-law in  all cases.where the same are paid on or be-1  fore the first day of November 1898. All  ratepayers failing to pay   cheir taxes by the  , first of December will be disqualified from  voting at tho next Municipal Election.  4 If the rates or taxes, or any part thereof  due to the corporation shall, not be paid by  the 31st day of December 189S the same  may be collected in the manner provided by  the "Municipal Clauses Act 1896 and a  mendments thereof "  5 This by-law shall come into force and  take effect on and after tho first day of July  1S98  This by-law may be cited for all purposes  as the "City of Cumberland General Munic  ipal Rate By-Law lSQS.*u Reconsidered and  finally passed by the Municipal Council of  the Cisy of. Cumberland ' the 24fch- day of  June 1S9S." . '���������__���������-  Signed and scaled * '-���������  Lewis A.    Mounce, Mayor  Lawrence VV. Nuuns, City Oierk  Espjmait & Npainip. Ry  .J X-^������*^nJJiJ)^^^^-.^^^.?*^'^Jf \~1  y^ *i  THE   STEAMER City  of  Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Cailing at Way Ports as Freight  and Passengers may offer:  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo '   c,  ,  Tuesday 7a.m.  '{    Nanaimo for Comox,   - '    .  Wednesday 7 a.m.  ' *   Comox for Nanaimo  " Friday 8 a.m.  ''    Nanaimo fpr Victoria,.  '       Saturday 7 a.m.  , FOR Freig-lit  or   Staterooms ap-.  ply on board,    or at the   Company'^  Ticket Office, Victoria Station', ^tore  Street.  FECHNER.  LEADING   BARBER  and  and Dealer in   Fishing Tackle and Spdrt-  .ing Goods.   Cumberland,      B.  C.t  IMJEANC1.  I am agent for the following reliable,  companies;  The Royal Insurance Company.  The Londgn and Lancashire. '  Current Rates.  Can be seen afternoon's at corner office  near The News.  -James Avrams.  J". IR,, Is/L^JLs^lOJZ  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc,, Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  NOTICE  f  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 5  Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98.   Alex. Grant  ���������M O N E Y to loan upon improved  real estate. L. P. Eckstein.  If our readers have any local news of in  terest, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if; brought to the office.  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  .   Assessment   Act and Provincial"  Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN," in accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial  " Revenue Tax and Taxes levied under As'-cas-  uitint Act are now due for ,the year 1S98,.  All of the above named Taxes collectible;  within the Comox, Nelspu, Newcastle, Den-  man, and Hornby IslAnds Division of tho.  District o Comox. are   payable at my office.  Asuessed Taxes are  collectible afc the foU  lowing rates, viz:  ly PAID ON OR BEFORE Jr/NE   30th, 1S98���������^  Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per capita.  Three-fifths of one per cent on Real Pro^  pcrty.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Laud..  One-half   of   one per   cent on   Personal.  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  li* paid after   June  30th,   1898���������Four-/  (if ihii of one per oont on Real Property.  Threo per cent on Wild Laud.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Persona  Property.  Three-fourths of one per  cent on Income.^  January, W. B. ANDERSON,  18������S. Assessor and Collector  A H> McCallum, licensed auctioneer  wijl attend to all sales in the district ca^  reasonable terms ;*  Guessing, or knowing ''shoes.;  3XJNI> AY, SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening.     Rev. J.   X.  Willemar  roctor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-SerVices  at the usual hours morning and eyening  Epworth  League meets at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor. !  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.,m. and  7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  ervice.    Rev. W.^ C. Dodds, pastor.  :  .....n��������� .������T������rT....M.T.������~..-......|..t���������lnaai^M|yja  The difference between buying  a pair of "Slater Shoes "r.-id a  L'Sca  Catalogue  Trkc.  &-~^s  pair of cotritnon shoes, is jviit  tlie difference represented iii a  sealed letter and an qpencd one  with a responsible signature.  The sealed letter may contain  a large cheque,  or a bailiff's^ notice.    The  opened letter���������well you know just what it is.  The common shoes may be good ones under the finish  but how do you know ? ' "   ^^  '' Slater Shoes " bear a pedigree tag which tells exactly  the leather they're of, its wear, peenlarities or faults.  Goodyear Welted.    ������3.50, $4,50 and #5.50 per pair.  "'THE SLATER SHOE/'  8iStw>rraaigocaisa*g^i'������l^'f������<'*������'i  Simon Leiser, Sole Local   Agent,  J. A.     arthew  ARCHITECT and" BUILDEP,  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.  MOTIOE  Any person, or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels- of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid, for  information  leading  to  conviction.  1 W. E. Norris, Sec'y  GO TCL  Freid   Kimpel  The only   First  Artist in  Class  Tonsorial.  tHe City.  When you may wish an easy sha(Ve  As good as barbers ever gave. '������������������'���������'  Just call at my Shaving Parlor  At morn, eve, or busy noon  I cut and dres.s the hair with grace  To suit the contour of the face.  The room is neat and towels clean  Scissors sharp and razors keen. '  And everything I think you'll find  To suit the caste and please the niin  And all that art and skill can do,  If you just call I'll do for you.  FREjD.   K^MPEL*.  01  m JT^fflNln i..ii 11 I ii ii -ii iw ni.ifcr.iii r ���������������������������ni^i.irwii������i..r^t  ������P^wwM|ir)i/i,y iri^iiiiM������ii ii^ n  i.3**. ������<������  "SaBBff  4t  ' J$evr Ass't.  Superintendent.  We publish the letter of Mr. John-  Haigh of Wellington but can not vouch  ���������for the accuracy of his information as to  the appointment Whether Mr. Mathews  comes here 01 not���������of which we are not  otherwise informed than by this letter���������;  we very gladly give him the benefit of the  Jcind words of Mr. Haigh. When,a man  rises by his own worth so as to be mentioned for such a position, it is greatly tc  his credit:        - ���������      '   ���������  Wellington, July 18, 1898.  Editor News:  I have  just   learned   that    Mr. John  Mathew is to be. [Assistant]  Superintendent of the Union Mines.    As, doubtless,  your readers would like to  know who he  is, I will give some fac������s.    In   the  year  18S8 he'was a coal miner.   He was working in No. 5 shaft on the day of the explosion'in   which  so  many men   lost  their  lives.    He escaped without injury; while  .others were anxious to get out, he  would  not leave the mine so long as he could be  of any benefit to the men who were burnt  and not dead.  It'was he who discovered the cause of  the explosion.by examining the sides of'  the timbers, and , finding burnt coal dust  next the face of the level where it was  supposed the explosion came  from.    At  that time Mr. Bryden took notice of him  and watched his  work, and he has been  promoted from time to time until he now  fills the position "of mine foreman  with  satisfaction and ability, and will now be  made [Assistant] Superintendent of the  -Union Mines.    The   miners   wiP   lose a  good boss here, but those at -Union will  gain a good superintendent.  " Yours truly,  John Haigh.  Note.���������Since the aoove was in  type  we' learn that Mr.! Matthews has received  the appointment in place of Mr. Russell,  resigned and will reach here by this  week's steamer. He is said to have a  very interesting, family who will be a  ���������welcome addition to the place.  determine the actual ������pnage paid under the  different systems of working.  ;. White  labor  system���������75  cents  a tori,  subject to 5  per  cent deduction  for dust;  711 cents Der ton  on everything filled. Chinese labor system���������  75 cent a ton after 25 per cent of the coal  has been sor tned; 56������ per cent a ton on'the  coal   the   miner   actually   digs   and   fills.  These figures show a clean  gain tp the company   of J 5  cents a ton   from   the   miners  alone, then there are  pushers,   tracklayers,  water bailers, and shift Chinamen,   by  eaii  ploying which the company are also gainers.  The Union miner wonld be benefitted in em<-  ploying Chinese. labor if the same rates were  in force there as prevail in Wellington, bnt  as shown that ia not so; the cents per  ton  are the same, but the tons are different  So that it is an evident fact that it will  be neither gain nor loss to the Union miners to dispense with the Chinese helpers  as in the event of their going the U. G.  Co would becompelled to pay Wellington rates, and knowing this it is the U. C  Co. and not the miners that is fighting  foh the reten.ion of the Chinese, and it  is probable that the people who would  reap most, benefit by . their exclusion  would be the rancher's, because 10 maintain the present out-put of < double  .the A*hite mining population would be re-  quiredyconsequently doubling the raneh-  ers' trade. In this article I have brought  into question only the1 collieries at which  I have worked.' -���������  W.J. McAllan,  iLOIlK, fSUIT,  Vegetable and Pet  Stock Show.  To Ec Held in Cumberland,  Aug. 3d. and 4th.  PRIZE LIST.  BEST COLLECTION OF FLOWERS  Prizes.  "   other varieties,     I 00  Plpma, best plate, yellow 1 00  "       ,'������     *i   red,     1 00  ������������������       "     V   blue,    100  Peaches "     *( 100  50  50  50  50  50  Cherries, best plate, black, 1 00 50  ������' "    "   light, 1 00       50  !l  Asters, cut  Balsams,  Carnations,  1 st.  $1.50  1.50  1.50  $  ������������  H!  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFIQE  IS HONOUR the   Lieutenant-Governor  has been pleased ta make the following  appoiutments:���������  26th Jane, 1898  James Abrams, of the City of Cumberland  Esquire, 8.  M.,  to be Police Magistrate,  within and for the said City.  -  pot  <t  cut  <(  u  cut  CORRESPONDENCE  h:  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE  IS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor  has been pleased to make the following  appointments:'���������   ,  25th June 1898  Walter Thomas Dawley, of the settlement  of Ciayoquot, Enquire, J. P. , to be a Mining  Recorder within and for the West Coast,  Vancouver Island. Mining Division.  It jnubt be understood we are not responsible for the opinions of correspondents.  THE COAL MINES  AND THE CHINESE  During tho late election campaign a great  deal was said on this quastion on both sides  but from the uurrbor of enquiries since made  of the writer, it is evident that the  bulk of  the people have  failed to  thorougly  grasp  the subject in. its   most impor'ant  features  so tar as the miner is  concerned,   vi?., who  reaps the benefit of the Chinese cheap labor  underground, the miner or his employer ?  Aud it is the intention of the writer in this  article and in others which may fallow to  show clearly and convincingly that tha mii  ner does not reap one cent of advantage in  auy shape or form whatever; but that on  the other hand the employment of Chinese  undergroui d enables the Union Colliery Co.  to protect the whole of the margin between  the remuneration it woild ba nece-sary to  ���������pay white labor and the diuiixiishtd wages*  now paid to Chinese.  >   Ilie Wellington mines are ruu on a white  lnhor basis, and the miners are p-iid  so that  the average wage shall run about- .*$3,0Q per  -nan or ������6,00 for the   two men  working in  each stall orplace.    Iu Union it is different  as the miues there are run on a Chineqe labor basis and the miners are  paid  so  that  they can averrge about $4,50 a shift for two  men, that is $3,00, for the white man  and  $1,50. for the Chinaman helper,  and Mr.  Dunsmuir' company pockets  the the  other  $1,50.    Now if  the  company would even  halve this margin with the   miner,   he  (the  miner) would be gaining something; but no,  in this as well  as  others the company gets  the "whole cheese."  Th.e manner in which the Union miners  pay is cut down is this: that whereas in  Wellington the mine's coal (less 5, per cent  for dust) is weighed on the top before being,  dumped; the Union miner's coal has to run  over, *j screen, during which process froni 25  to 40,per cent of it runs into *<uut car," the  remainder.which runs into the "big coal"  car, is weighed and ��������� it is this residue that  the miner receives 75 cents a ton for. So  th.at it is only $ matter  of a few figures |o  Corporation of the City  of Cumberland  City of Cumberland, Court  of  Revision.  Chrysanthemum,  1-5������  Canna, pot  Candy Tuft, cue  Cockscomb,    "  Dahlia,  Daisy,  Chinese pinks,"  _        Digitalis,  Flowering Sage,'  Ferns, pot,  Fuschia,  Geraniums,  Gladiolas,  Hollyhock,  Heliotrope,  Honeysuckle,  Hydrangea,  1st Prize .by H. J. Theobald^  Ice plant,  -   Larkspur,  Lobelia,  ^ - pot  Lavender,  Lupin,  Lillies,  Marigold  Mignonette,  Nasturtium,  Mimulus, '     *   !"  Oleander, bestvplant,-  1.00  Oxalis, *      "  1.50  Palm, plant .1.50  Petunia, 1.50  Pansy,      '   - 6.00  By Simon Leiser, in  goods, at the store. '  Phlox, -Dumondi,  Phlox, perennial,  Poppy, best col.  Pinks, Florist  1.00  t.oo  1 00  i-So.  1.00  1.50  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.50  I.50  I.50  1.06  i.50  1.00  iloo)  1.00  1.00  1.00  LOO,  I.OO  I.50  I.SO  1.00  1.bo  I.QO  by Gus Hauck in goods at store.)  I.00  1.00  1/50-  1.50'-  2d.  50  50  50  So  So  So  5o  50  50  50  5o  5o  50  '5������ ,  50  50  .5������  50  50  5o  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  00  5o  5o  50  40)  ���������5o  .50  .00  5.00  NOTIJE is hereby given that the Court  of Revision for the purpose of hearing all  complaints against the assessment of 1898  as made by tbe assessor of the City of Cumberland, will be held at the Council Cham*  ber, City Hall on Monday 22nd day of Au-  gu?t A. D. 1898, at 10 o'clock A. M.  By Order  Lawbenoe Wm. Nunns,  City. Clerk.  Cumberland, B. C, July 7, 1898. .  BLACK  DIAMOND  NURSERY.  1.00  1.50  1.50  i"o  3-oo  00  5  .50  .50)  e.f  Roses,    ?      ������������������  By Peacey & Co.,  Snap Dragon,  Stocks  Sun Flowers,  Sweet Peas,  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  childrea under J 4 years of age. First prize  by J. P. Davis, 1 doz., pot plants; 2d prize  by J. J. R. Miller ������1 worth of bulbs.  Best collection of pot plants $3 and $2.  " specimen of hanging  baskets $1,50  and 50 cents.  ���������   Best specimens Geranium ������1.00  Comos IRoao, IRanaimo, JB.G.  Fuit trees   of  all   descriptions.  Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and  Roses.  P. O. BOX 190  X X X X X X X X X X X  HUTCHERSON & PERRY.  ISSSdSSSS  DYKE & EVANS  Music Dealers  VANCOUVER, - B.    C.  ���������o���������  SOLE AGENTS:  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars  .....and..... "  Mandolins  Organs, etc.  s  SEND   FOR  CATALOGUE.  !&  - ������������        "        " Rose SI.00  VEGETABLES.  Beans, (string)                   1 00  50 each  Beets, table size, G,         1 00  50  Cabbage, early, 3 heads 1 00  50  Car rota, table, six,         1 00  50  Cauliflower, 3 heads,     1 00  50  Celery, 3 sticks,             1 00  50  Cucumbers, threei           1 00  50  Cress, water, one dish,  1 00  50  Lettuce, 6 heads,           1 00  50  Salad, Mustard and Cress,  best dish,                      1 00  50  (Early Potatoes, 14 lbs 2 50  1 50  by Sam Davis.)  Onions, six,                     1 00  50  Peas, best dish,               1 00  50  Radish, 3 bunches,         1 00  50  Rhubarb, 6 stalks,          1 00  50  Spinach, 1 basket,           1 00  50  Squash, crook neek, 3     1 00  50  Tomato, six,                     1 00  50  Turnips, for table, 6       1 00  50  FRUIT.  Cm-ranta, red, best plate. 1 00  50  Currranta, black, best plate, 100  50  Currant Wine, bet.t  bottle,                            1 00  50  Gooseberries, best plate,    1 00  50  Strawberries, best plate, l.l'O  50  Blackberries, best plate, 1 00  50  Apples:  Early Harvest,                1 00  50  Yellow Transparent,       1 00  50  Red Astrichan,                1 00  50  Pears, Bartlefct,                1 00  50  ������������������   Clapp's favorite,  1 00,  SP  CHICKENS  Best pair. White Plymouth  Rock, 100  McPhee k Moore from store  Best pair, Blue, barred Ply  mouth Rock, 100  Best pair, Browa Leghorn, 1 00 50  Best pair White        " 1 00 )     50  by McPhee ft Moore at store j "  Beat "   Buff ������������ 1 00?  by Mr. Willard. f  Best pair Langebani,     100  -.- "   Wyandettes,       1 00)  McPhee A Moore at store.    /  " , Houdans, 1 00  "   Bantams, 1 00  "   Light Brahoiaha, 1 00)  by McPhee & Moore store, j  " . Dark       " 100  ���������������   Black Spanish,    2 00   1 00}  ig������t-jw-re, by O H. Tarbell.      f  **   B**okMin/rcM, 100^  3fcPb.������ fc Moore *t sto.-e.   }  "       ���������*   Cochin,  "   Buff       "  "   Dorking,  Hamberg,  Game,  Beit Canary Singer,  Rabbits, best pair  ,   Best pair Fantail  Pigeons, 100  T. D. MoLeea effsrs a prise of $4.00 payable ont of his store to the  exhibitor  who  takes the most prises.  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  Espimalt & Mamo ly, ���������.  Time   Table   No.   $1,  To take effect at, 7 a.m.  on Saturday Mat*,  2Gthl89S.    Trains run on Pacitic  Standard time. ,  GOING NORTH���������Reap dow^.  '                                                  : Sat.&   I Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and,  Wellington   Ar. Nanaimo ....I   Ar. Wellington '.  A..M. I P.M.,  0.00 I 4.00  12.29 I 7.I8  12.4o i .*3o  ������<  ���������������  1 00  50  100  50  100  50  100  50  100  50  150  50  100  50  80  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 pn that ��������� society.  They estimate the receipts, and contributions received will he ample to pay the  . prizes offered, but if not tt\ey 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 accordinglyt which is hoped will  be the case.  COMMITTEE,  Johk J. R. MiLLBR, Chairman,  Lewis Modncb, F. D. Little  J. A. Haludat,        '-' Robert Lawrence,  M.  Whitney, Secretary.  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  i    AU   |'FH  ! Daily. 1'Sat.fij,1  Sund'y.'  Ar. Victoria ������������ I   12.07 1   8.00  '  ]<v. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..      8.4G    f   ������.38  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   |  8.25    j   4.25  For rntes and information apply' at Com- '  pony's offices,  A.DUNSMUIR,. JOSEPH HUNTER.  President, Gen'l Supto   ,  H.fc. PRIOR.  ^   Gen. Freight and Passenger Act,  -E=,'E-iO-F,-EJSSIO'N"-a-Ij.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Publiq  Office:���������First     Street.Union, B. C;  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,    .' ,  Physician,    Surgeon   and   Accouchbcr,  Offices: Willard Block, Cuhberlanb   '  CqURTBNAY POUSE,  CotJRTEXAY.     r     ,"  Hours of Consultation:  Cumberland, 10 to,  12 a. m. Tuesdays and FRiD^Va,   ������    ���������  Courtenay, "'7 to ?'   "'  *,' '  A. M. AND P. M.'       ' '���������   *s'       J  OOMTBIBTJTIONS 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  Leiser, merchant, through Mr. H. P. Collis, manager,  $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 J. R.  Miller, gardener, $1    bulbs  etc.; J.  P  Davis, florist, \ dozen pot plants.  In Donations to the Society.- -  Lewis Mounce,  lumberman, $5;  Messrs.  Robertson &  Co., Vendome  Hotel, $3;  John Richardson, Waverly Hotel, $3; 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.  Rennhon, $1;  Henry Kelts, boot and shoe  maker Si-  Dan McLeod, merchant tailoi, $1; Robt  Strang, baker, $1; D.  Anthony, fruit and  confectionery, $1; T. H. Brown, boot and  shoe maker, $1.  YARWQOD  & *YOUNG,  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS ,  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial   ' 'c.  Streets, Nanaimo, B. 0. '- <  Branch Ofj?ice, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C,-        "'*,"-.*  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday 0%  each month and remain ten^days.  --  Gordon Murdock, ,;  Third St.        Union, B.C,  **. ��������� k -*���������"  BlAcKSM IT H IN G  .Jn'air its hranches,    >     '  ***��������� \    " ������ ^ ���������  and Wagons neat-   . "'' J  lyRepaired.  31ik,  (is.  Vegetables.  Having secured the Han igan ranch.  I am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and1  vegetables, in Union and Cumber-t  land, A share of patronage is  solicited.  JAMES REID.  "W J^IN TS..  AGENTS. "The Beautiful Life of Miaa.  Willard," her secretary and literary execu-.  tor, Anua A. Gordon; introduccion by Lady  Henry Somerset; sell to everybody. Great.  suap! Prospectus fifty cents. Books en time,  Bradley-Garretson, Ltd., Toronto.  WANTED: Farmer' sons or other indus-*.  trious persons of fair education to whom $60  a mouth would be an inducement. I could  also engage a few ladies at their own home,  T. H. Linscott, Toronto.  City of Cumberland, B C  Statement /  *>m A e 1st 0    Jar nary  1808, to June the 30th. 1898.  Street crossing account,... .$ 23.32  Eleotion expenses on acct.. 100.00  Sundries,    26.50  Office account,  101.26  Ditch account, ........ 57.70  Advertising account,...... 108.75  Street account,  26.75  Street light account,  71.00  Side walk account,  8.00  Tool account,  7.15  Rent to May the3lst> lo98. 32.00  Incorporation  account,.... 127.50  To balance.. ......... 79.07  By trade lioenses   By billiard table licenses..  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Bradley-Garretson Co., Ltd.,, Toronto.  i  ���������?������5>*3  $769.00  June 30th, 1898, by balance $79.07  IiA*ffB.JS-*CE W. NUNNS,  qityCl.Qik.  1 THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR,    -f   -f   **>*  \+   *���������*.   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  \ Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.  f   '���������'   Indispensable to Mining Men.  THR35E DOLLARS PER TEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIES FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  ', 220 Market St.,   San Francisco, i  ,.Or  "j-A  ....'��������� li  l|  1 }i  ;*������F  * HOW TO MAKE STEWS  DISHES THAT ARE INEXPENSIVE, YET  ARE  DELICIOUS.  Hntritlv* Valuo of Beef Is In Inverse Pro-  ��������� ���������'.-.,  portion to Its Marlret Price���������Tlie Proper  "Way to Prepare   Irish   Stew and   Keel  Stew.  "How tired ono gets of ringing the  ���������changes on the samo bills of fare!" writes  a housekeeper. "Isn't there something  besides the everlasting roasts and boils  and sautes that everybody grows so tired  of eating? I want something that shall be  . at once delicate and ' economical.- Is that  quite an impossible combination?"  If you want a rest from tho "everlasting  roast and broil," why don't you mako the  variation by substituting occasionally a  savory stow? Most men like 'it when  lt is well- prepared, and if you wish e  more impressivo name than a stew you  may call your dish a haricot,'a ragout^ a  Balm i or a fricasseo. The best stows ore  made from tho least expensive cuts of the  meat, and tho delicacy is obtained by care  In cooking and wisdom in seasoning. The  latter is a most important point and one  that is not properly appreciated by the  average cook and housekeeper, although it  is a point that is constantly making itself  better understood as cookery becomes more  and moro advanced toward the standpoint  of a science or an art.  The success in seasoning rests with tbe  nbility to so ,use the flavors that there  shall be as a result a pleasant blending, in  which no ono taste will be perceptible  above another.  The process of stewing is a rathor slow  , one and should be carefully dono. The object is to extract the juices from the meat  partially, enough to enrich tho sauce'in  ��������� which it is served, but still to leave flavor  and nutriment in the meat. The water  in which the meat is cooked is to act as a  solvent as well as a heat conveyor.  Instead of the meat itself surrounding  and enveloping the juices, as it should  ���������when boiled, roasted, grilled���������or broiled���������  and fried, it is demanded instead by this  process that the juices shall surround and  envelop the meat. The cooking must be  Blowly done; the water should not be allowed to boil, but to gently simmer, as the  rapid cooking would harden the meat i  and render ' it tough and indigestible,  rather than tender and easy of digestion.  Tho water������ehould be heated to boiling  ��������� after it has been poured over the meat, the  scum which arises taken off and the kettle  drawn back where the water will simmer  and hold the juices or solution until the  proper degree of tenderness is reached.  The two stews most commonly in use  are tho beef stow and tho Irish stew.'  ������ Take 4 pounds from a breast of mutton,^  1 remove the' skin and the fat, cut it in  medium sized pieces, rather small than  otherwise, and put into a deep saucepan,,  with 2 quarts of cold'water, a tablespoon-  fulof salt, half a saltspoonful of whito pepper, as much cayenne as you can tako up *  on the point of a penknife and a very little nutmeg. Set over the fire, and when  it begins to boil skim carefully all the  grease and other matter which arises to  the top of the water." After it has been  skimmed set the saucepan containing the  6tew back where it will ���������merely simrner  and keep it at a steady, oven heat. As  soon as it is set back add 2 small carrots  , and 2 small turnips, cut in dice, 6 small  onions, peeled and sliced, 3 whole cloves,  a clove of garlic, 6 peppercorns, 2 bay  leaves, a sprig of thymo and a bunch ori  fresh parsley, tho last three tied together.  The.garlic may be omitted if you do ndt  like tho flavor, but the rulo calls for its  addition.  Simmer for nearly two hours. Peel -S  potatoes and cut them in small pieces,  parboil them to take out tho peculiar acid  .-flavor that is unpleasant to some people,  and. add them to the stew at the end oi  tho two hours' cooking. Blend 2 table-  spoonfuls of flour in a littlo cold water,  and add to tho stew to make tho sauce oi  a proper consistency, stirring to maize it  ���������smooth.. Skim out the bunch of herbs and  the garlic, and servo at once.  For the old fashioned beef stew use the  meat from the lower part of the round, as  it is the j uiciest and of the best flavor. You  may havo it as low as the shin even, and  with the result of having a i-icher stew,  for you got the marrow from the bone,  which is most nourishing. Indeed meat  which has some bone and fat should always be chosen for a stew in preferer-co tc  solid flesh or lean meat. Take about four  , pounds of meat with the bone, cut the  meat into pieces tho right size for serving  and crack tho bono. Cut a white turnip  and a carrot into small slices, peel and  slice half a dozen onions, put the meat  and bones into a kettlo, cover with cold  water. Add a teaspoonful of salt, half ti  6altspoonful of pepper, a bay leaf, a dozen  whole cloves and tho sliced vegetables.  Set over the firo to boil. When it is boiling and has been skimmed, set tho kettle  back where tho contents will simmer. Let  it cook from three to four hours, until the  meat is perfectly tender. Remove the  bones and skim off all tbe fat you can.  Preparo tho potatoes as you were directed  to do in the rulo for Irish stew, 'parboiling  them and draining them before adding to  tho meat and other vegetables. Add more  salt at this point if it is needed. Slake the  dumplings and put them to cook when the  potatoes are nearly done. Put the dumplings on tho top of the stew and cover  closely to keep the steam iu. Cook ten  minutes beiore lifting the lid. There  should be liquor enough in the kettle to  keep the stew from sticking to tho bottom  and scorching while the dumplings are being cooked.���������Boston Heruld.  Spanisn rule ana tne alsappearance or tne  Arrowauks must have been tho main factors in the decline of cannibalism, but before such was the case the Caribs scorn to  havo given up the practice in some places.  Thus Herrera says that "those of St. Croix  and Dominica were greatly addicted to  predatory excursions, hunting men," but  not long before he wroto the Caribs of  Dominica had eaten a poor monk, "and  ��������� he so disagreed with theiri that many died,  ������������������and that for a , time they left off eating  human flesh, making expeditions instead  to carry off cows and mares."���������Lady Edith  Blake in Appleton's Popular Science  Monthly.  AT TWILIGHT.  A THRILLING  ADVENTURE.  An  Early Cannibalism In the West Indies.  We can picture the depredations caused  by tho incessant marauding of bands of  these ferocious cannibals, and tho terror  tbey must have excited in the minds of the  milder islanders. Peter Martyr tolls us  that in his timo alono more than 5,000 men  bad been taken from the island of Sancti  Johannis to bo eaten. Even after the  Caribs had abandoned cannibalism they  continued a fierce nnd desperate people,  shunned and dreadod by Arrowauks and  Europeans alike, and when cannibalism  had censed to bo an everyday matter it  would break out every now and then when  occasion   aroso     - The-   establishment   of  Incident In   Iirescia I>urinsr; the Italian Kevolution of 18-18.  The Count do Hubnor tells ' in his  "Memoirs" a thrilling story of an adven-  turo in the, Italian city of Brescia during  tho days of tho revolution of 1848. When  tho trouble began in tho streets, he contrived to get into a houso, taking with  him two or three other persons, including  tho wifo of a minor official who had intrusted tho .lady for awhilo to tho count's  care, but who was to havo certain news of  her as soon as possible.  The firing grew heavier, and the rebels  soon had possession of almost every houso  in tho stroot.  On.the 19th of March,'Count dcllubnor  decided that ho must do something toward  bettering his position in case of an assault,  and he forced his only remaining sorvant  to mako a dash across tho street to the  palace where tho Austrian general. Rath,  was quartered, two . blocks .away and on  the other side. Tho man was merely to let  tho general know that De Hubner himself  was coming, and to ask that tho gates be  held ready for him.'  "Myself, prudenco and my honor 'had  a long aud heated argument," says Count  do Hubnor: "Finally I pulled myself together. I had* to let Prince Metternich  know about myself, to make a last report,  and to keep my word about poor Mmo. M.  I undid the door, drew a long breath, aud  plunged down the street.  "The bullets flew all around mo, spattering leaden showers from the stono pavement: As 1 arrived at the gates of the  palace, thoy swung i ."d, and in a second *I was inside, u .hed. But only-  half my journey was done; I had still to  go back again.  "A letter,���������my last report���������was soon  completed for Metternich and my mossago  to tho husband of Mme. M. was given. I  had to return.  "Again the' gates were ��������� opened and, I  bounded forth. A veritable fusillado followed: From every window and house  top came the spurts of white smoke, and I  tried to dodge 40 bullets at onco. In a  minute I had reached my own door, and  ���������as I did feo I turned to look back.  "Another man loft the palace gates at  full speed, but beforo he had half crossed  tho street a'puff of smoke shot out ' of ������ a  window, and he fell flat and was instantly lying like a log across the gutter. Tho  Are stopped at'once���������what use would even  an Italian seo in shooting a dead man? '-  "But on the second that all became  quiet, to my great - astonishment I saw  this 'dtfad man' rise to his legs liko a cat  and dash across tho street into tho half  open door waiting for him. Tho sharpshooters wore taken by surprise and ho  escaped."  .: The Good Old Times.  "An increase of salary!" exclaimed the  pompous manager of a small omnibus  company to a clerk who had just made  that request. "lam afraid, sir, that you  are.too extravagant."  He toyed with his heavy watch chain  and looked severely at tho young man,  who returned his staro boldly. It was tho  set phrase on such occasions, and the applicant had heard it all beforo. Ho meant  to have that.rise or���������go somewhere else.  "Excuse mo, sir," he replied respectfully, "I haven't any'chance to bo oxtrava-  'gant on what I earn."  "Young man," continued the'pompous  gentleman, "I havo risen from tho monkey  board. Bow?., By being careful. Yvhen  I was. young, I made -money by saving bus  fares'."  "Ah, that was in tho old days," said the  ; young man, with a knowing wink. "But  with the bell punches and the present system of inspection you would find you  couldn't savo 'Sixpence without boing.ool-  lared, however careful you wore."  Tho manager nearly fainted, and tho  young man had to seek other employment.  ,i The Tarpon of "Florida. Waters.  The tarpon frequently attains a length  of 7 feet or more, with a weight perhaps of  moro than 200.pounds. Such magnificent  specimens, however, aro seldom taken upon  hand tackle, and most anglers aro'willing  to regard a fish weighing 100 pounds as a  very satisfactory catch.  The tarpon is very closely related to the  herring, and besides its great size, strongth  and gamoness itisremarkablofor its enormous scales, somo of those from a fish  weighing 150 pounds measuring 4 inches  across. Over tho greater part of tho body  the exposed portion of tho scales is .covered  with ah opidermis which resembles frosted  silver, while tho back of tho fish is green  and beautifully iridescent. -Tholower jaw  projects strongly, a sort of indication of tho  resolute disposition of the fish. The last  rays of the dorsal fin aro prolongedinto an  appendage of considerable length.  The tarpon is not, in Florida at least,  regarded as good eating, the flesh being  soarse and dark; consequently when after  great resistance a fish has been brought tc  land it is delivered over to the waiting  buzzards or to tho taxidermist.���������'Outing.  Highest Authority.  An excellent story is told of a former  president of Dartmouth collcgo:  He one night caught a student helping  himself to wood from his well filled shod,  and cellaring' the offender he demanded  sternly, "Young man, what authority  havo you for taking away that wood?"  "Well, sir," replied the student, mindful of his Latin syntax, "opus and usus,  signifying need, require the ablative."  Tho president's eyes twinkled in spite  of himself, but he said gravely: "Take it,  my boy, take it and welcome. But when  you have need again come to mo and I  will givo you oven better authority than  i.hnt."���������Youth's'Companion.  Ont of the dusk, wind blown and thin,  The shadowy wood boats gather in.  And twilight hushes the harbor's din-  Sleep, little head, on my shoulder!  The gold lights wake through the evening gray  In the little village beside the bay,   ,'  And    few cold stars gleam far away���������  Sleep, little head, on my shoulder!     _  The sailor turns his face once moro  Where  his   sweetheart; waits' at the   opened  door.  The lone light washes the wave swept shore-  Sleep, little head, on my shoulder!  Here where the dancing shadows swarm  Our driftwood fir- i- bright and warm. '  Beyond our window wakes tho storm-  Then sleon, little head, on my shoulder!    i  _Wjll"ium Carman Roberts in Century.  JOHN  JAY.  Under   Mis   Direction   Slai'ery Was   Abolished In New York Stale.  John Jay is ono of tho most interesting  characters in our national history, lie  was born in Now York city Dec. 13, 17 lo,  of Huguenot stock, and graduated from  King's���������now Columbia���������college.' Ho was  admitted to tho bar in 176S and immediately became ono .of tho most prominent  supporters of tho colonial cause. He was  a colonel in tho patriot army, chief of the  New York supremo court, member of ti.e  continental congress and tho author of Lis  own stato's constitution. lie was; minister to Spain two years, and with Franklin  and Adams negotiated tho treaty of Paris..  Returning to America, he was for i:������e  years secretary for foreign affairs, and was  in 17S9 appointed by "Washington-tho fir.st  chief justice of tho supreme court of the  United States. He was minister to England in 1794, and in, 1801 withdrew from  public life and devoted himself to study,  to philanthropy and to the emancipation  of slaves. It was under his direction that  slavery was abolished in New York state.  Ho d'iert May 17, 1829.  Nov. 19, 1794, John Jay signed in London tho instrument known as .lay's treaty,  by which most of the questions in dispute  between England and the United States  we're sottled. Thore wero many matters  left without definite understanding at the  end of tho Revolutionary war. By the  provisions of tho Jay treaty the northern  boundary of Maine was determined, American citizens recovered about $10,000,000  for illegal captures of vessels by English  cruisers , sinco ' tho peace of 17S3, nnd all  the .western posts still held by British garrisons wore surrendered.  Tho American people wanted some  'things that Mr. Jay was unable to securo  for them. Ho could not prevail on the  English diplomatists to open Canadian  ports to American vessels or to grant a  free traffic' iu West Indian. seas, and the  regulations upon neutrality as between  -English and French privateers wero not  what his countrymen desired.  The Jay treaty was really only supplementary to tho treaty of Paris, by which  the Revolutionary .war was ended, and the  growing strength of the states rendered its  citizens impatient of anything less than a  complete concession by England, .lay  was most roundly abused. Public meetings were held in half the cities of tho  country, and ho was accused of having  been purchased with British gold.  But President Washington felt assured a  substantial advantage had been ''gained,  and ho approved tho treaty, tho sonato  ratifying his approval Aug. 14, 1793.���������  Chicago Times-Herald.  Plain Yellow.  There are no doubt many people who,  not naturally responsive to tho beauties of  nature, assume in tho presence of fino  scenery or striking atmospheric effects an  enthusiasm which they do not honestly^  feel, because tbey are not willing to bo  thought deficient in appreciation of objects that excite admiration in other  minds. Far bettor than such hollow ecstasies in a frank and modest confession of  preference for other forms of beauty���������thnso  belonging perhaps moro directly to human  ai t or lifo. Such au avowal implies, of  course, a natural lack -which is unfortunate, but it docs not necessarily imply stupidity or ignorance, and ic gives the person making it tho dignity and charm of  candor.  Quito admirably frank, though her admission carried her a shorter distance, was  a lady who, with a companion, stood regarding the sotting sun ut the close of a  beautiful autumnal day. 'Tho. sky was  .singularly clear. There were no.clouds to  bar the shining heavens with contrasting  colors, or to catch'the sunbeams on their  edges in gleams of gold. Only, as ��������� tho  great orb slowly descended, tho mellow  light,of afternoon became richer and moro  golden, until nob only the sky and its reflections in tho molten stream, bub tho  trees, tho shores, tho distant hills, tho  wholo visiblo world and tho very air that  bathed it, wero ono great lovely, golden  glow. Ono of tbe watching women drew  a long breath of admiration and murmur-  od softly:  "How beautiful!"  "Well," repliod tho other, glancing  about hor without enthusiasm, and comfortably settling her shawl, as tho air  grew chilly, "you know I never did care  much for theso plain yellow sunsets!"���������  Youth's Companion.  Austrian Christmas Customs.  In Austria they are particularly thoughtful of the bringer of the gifts and joy.  Tho people place lighted candles in their  windows, that the Christ child, in passing  through tho city or village or along tho  country road, shall not stumble or fall.  A bolief in the special presence of evil  spirits during Christmastide and in their  efforts to interfere with and lessen tho joys  of tho season prevails throughout Europe.  The bugbear "ruprechfc," under different names and in numerous varying disguises and in strange antics, plays a conspicuous part among tho Germans and  surrounding peoples. In Tyrol tho terri-  blo "klanbacf accompanies St. Nicholas,  and is continually hovering about his path  ready to kidnap naughty children.  In Austria this monster is very terrible  in appearance, going about with clanking  chains and hideous devil's mask. He is  frequently beard at night as ho flies  through tho air, and his rattling chains  aro giving notico of his presence.  In many niscer. there is fcbo belief that  wolves roaur tne eartn on tno night* before  Christmas and create great havoc in destroying vines and other property and  even human beings. This belief has made  an excuse for a means of mischievous  frolic. Men and boys frequently disguise,  themselves as wolves and go about frightening tho people.���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Ho Had Forgotten.  Sir W. R. Hamilton, the great mathematician, had a very promising boy whom  ho reared with true parental triumph, so  Aubrey do "Voro tells us. When ho was  gojng to bed ono night, his father said to  him : "Tomorrow Aubroy do "Vere will bo  here. Shall you not be glad to see him?"  He mused for somo timo and then made  reply remorsely, "Thinking of Latin, and  thinking of trouble, and thinking of God,  I had forgotten Aubrey de Vere."���������San  Francisco Argonaut;  SLEIGHT  OF   HAND.  Explanations    of    Somo    of     Herrmann'*  Clever and Astonishing Tricks.  Feats of sleight of hand which appear  difficult aro very simple when oxplained.  Deceiving'the eye by tho hand is tho result  of many astonishing effects. In ono of  Herrmann's favorite tricks ho borrowed a  handkerchief from a lady and gave it to a  young man to hold between his hands.  He carried a wand under his arm. Taking tho wand out with his right hand, he  also'took from a littlo pocket 'undor his  arm a small packago of pieces uif linen,  which ho concealed in the palm of his right  hand.. He then said the young man in the  audience was not holding tho handkerchief right and took it from him to show  him how. He rubbed the . handkerchief  between his hands, palmed it and gave  back tho bits of, cloth in its stead. The  young man did not observe tho change.  Again Horrmann appeared dissatisfied,  .and told the young man to hold the .handkerchief up by the corner. The dupe openod  his hands and tho bits of cloth fell out.  He picked them up and handed them to  Herrmann, who put, them bctweon his  own hands, palmed them and worked toward the ends of his fingers a long strip  of ,cloth,'which ho had concealed in his  palm. .Then he shook out tho" strip and  said it was composed of tho pieces. This  ho rolled up and palmed, and turning his  back' to the audionco to go back upon tbo  stage he put all tho bits of cloth away under his coat and showed his bands to bo  empty. Then ho picked up a lomon from  which tho pulp had been removed and inside of which a handkerchief had been  placed. Ho cut tho lemon, and drew out  the handkerchief. The snectators thought,  it was tne one ne nan Dorrowea, ana they  applauded. Ho,put tho handkerchief on a  plato and poured somo alcohol upon it.  Tho pretty 3roung woman', sot firo to the  alcohol with a candlo. -Then ho extinguished tho flame with a sheet of .paper,  in which he wrapped the embers. Ho went  to a tabic, rolled tho package,'with his'  hand into a littlo wad and took up another paper containing ,nn un'scorched piece  ' of cloth. Ho walked down toward-tho au-'  dionce, pretended'to toss the piece of cloth  to a lady with his left and palmed it with  his right hand, which he dropped' to his  waist. While tho spectators were looking  at his left hand he concealed the pieco of  cloth in a pocket just inside tho edge of  his coat. He then placed the wand under  his left arm and took from tho pocket  thore tho original borrowed handkerchief,  concealing it in his palm. Placing his  hand at a gcntloman's ear, ho dropped tho  handkerchief to tho ends of vhis fingers,  pretended to take it out of tho gentleman's car and handed it to tho lady.���������  Boston Herald.  JSj-ypt.  From tho darkness which envelops the  centuries modern research has brought to  light much that was unknown*and forgotten. With almost tho creativo touch  it has mado the dry bones to live again  and link by link drawn out'the long chain  of-tbo years. What was onco but a roll of  names has grown to bo a record of the  words and deeds of men of liko passions  with'ourselves. The bygono faces look  forth by thosidoof modern man and claim  tho universal brotherhood.  . Egpytian queens! What a picturo the  namo calls up of.old timo splendors, of the  light of eastern skies, the soft breath ol  eternal summer, of tho great Nile as a  beneficent doity, of monuments and palaces, gardens and waving palm trees, ol  houses with gorgeous coloring, "of princes  and slaves, all mingled on tho tapestry ol  timol  Few countries claim such antiquity. Ol  nono do the estimated dates diffor more  widely. An accumulation of difficulties  meets tho student as it does tho explorer,  a period of years almost beyond computation, a language at first undecipherable,  and oven now but imperfectly read, translations proved later to bo incorrect, hasty  guesses of scholars anxious to. establish  somo favorite theory, bi*oken monuments,  rifled tombs, inscriptions erased and al-  tcrod. Among all theso difficulties lies  tho way, but with patience and care and  with imagination lor a servant, not a  master, ono arrives, as tho French say���������at  least in a moasure���������at last.���������Leigh North  in Lippincott's-'Magazine-.  A Poser For Bradlaugh.  When th-o lato Mr. Bradlaugh was once  engaged in a discussion with a dissenting  minister, tbo former insisted on the latter  answering a question ho had asked him by  a simple "Yes" or "No," without any  more circumlocution; asserting that every  question could be replied to in that manner. The reverend gentleman rose, and in  a quiet manner said, "Mr. Bradlaugh,  will you allow me to ask you a question  on thoso terms?" "Certainly," said Bradlaugh. "Then, mayl ask, have you given  up beating your wife?" This was a poser,  for if answered by "Yes" it would imply he had previously beaten her, and if  by "No" that he continued to do so. .  The Perversity of Moods.  "Don't you feel more like working at  some times than at others?"' inquired the  young woman.  "Yes," he replied. "I do. When I am  riding in a railway car, where 1 can't possibly find a pen. pencil or paper or anybody to talk business to. 1 get to fooling  so industrious that it makes me nervous.  ���������Washington Star.  BIG  RAILROAD ^SCHEME.  It Would,, Help   the   Companies, but  the  Passengers Might Object.     ,  A man "came in and said, "I've got a  problem for you." "'  "Be careful: This is not tho puzzle department." i  "Oh, I understand! This isn't a puzzle.  It's a good thing. You'vo studied mechanics, I suppose. You know that it always requires tho samo amount of energy  to transportr a given weight a given distance. Now then, al conductor on a cable  train starts forward from the rear platform  just as the car starts to collect a nickel  from a man on the front end of the grip.  Do you understand?"  ' *  "Perfectly."  "He arrives ntthe front end of the oar  just as tho train has traveled the length of  itself. Say tho grip and trailer aro 60 feet  long. Well,,tho train has moved 60 feet  when tho conductor takes tho nickel from  the man on tho front end of tho grip. Tho  conductor jumps off, waits for tho rear  platform, swings on and walks forward  again, repeating tho operation and keeping  it up until the train has reached tho down  town loop... Now, then, he has riddon all  tho way do\vn , town', 'yet tbe train has ,  pulled him but half of tho time. Isn't  that right?"  "Well, ho was walking forward in the  car part of tho time."  "Yes, but he was riding, too, wasn't ho?  The question is, Did it require, but half  tho ��������� energy to bring him down town that  it required to transport a man who sat  quietly in his seat all tho time?','  "It required only half, as much energy   .  certainly.    Tho conductor rode'only half  tho time."  "Well, then, wouldn't it bo a good idea  to< havo all tho conductors do-that? It  would bo a saving of power unquestionably. ��������� And if tho passduge'rs could bo'in-  duced to 'step'forward', and then drop  back to tho rear platform wouldn't thore1' ,  bo an'enormous saving in power, which  means a saving of fuel and machinery and ,  a consequent increase of dividends for tho  stockholders?"   * '   , ,  !' Undoubtedly."  "Woll, then, it wouldn't .bo such' a bad ���������  idea to havo cars constructed so that passengers would bo compelled to'step forward' all tho time, riding all tho way  down town, but being on the car only half  tho timo. Ib doesn't sound reasonable, but  thero's no getting past that law about the  conservation of energy."���������Chicugo Record.  1 WHAT   IS TRIPLE  EXTRACT?  The Process by Which the Odor of Flow-  era Is Obtained.  , Flowers that aro to bo usod in the manufacture of perfumes arc always gathered  at nightfall or quito-early in the morning  when the dew is upon them.    Beforo they  , are gathered, however, receptacles aro pro-  pared  for them   in tho   sliapo of   large  frames, over which  aro  stretched cotton  cloths well, saturated with olivo oil or almond oil.    Tho cut flowers are .brought in ���������  and aro thickly spread on a frame.    Then  another frame is fitted over it, and that in  turn is well spread with ilowors.    Thon a'  third frame is fitted over the second spread  of flowers, and thus the work  goes on,'  until a hugo pilo of flowers is prepared.  This flower heap is left for two days,  afc tho end of which timo the flowers are  removed from the frames and replaced by  fresh ones. Tho frames aro filled and  emptied every two days until two wocka  havo passed. Then tho cloths are detached  from tho frames and placed under groat  pressuro, and all tho oil is pressed out of  them. Tho oil thus obtained is heavily  charged with tho fragrance of tho flowers,  and it is mixed with.doublo its weight of  very puro rectified, spirit and put in a vessel called a "digester," which is simply a  porcelain or block tin kottlo that fits in  another kcttlo. When in use, tho outer  vessel is filled with boiling wator. ���������  In this vessel the mixture of oil and  spirits "digosts" for threo or four days.  Then, after having cooled, tho spirit is decanted into another vessel, holding the  same quantity of fragrant oil, and tho digesting process is repeated. Aftor being  thus digested three times the spirit is found  to havo taken up enough of tho perfume,  'and it is then decanted from tho oil for  tho third and last timo through a tubo,  ono endof which is filled with cotton wool  to servo as a filter. Tho fluid thus prepared  is called "triplo extract."���������Philadelphia  Times.  Anllleg-iblo 'Letter-.  . Mr. Thomas Bailey Aldrich onco received a letter from his friend, Professor  E. S. Morse, and finding the handwriting  absolutely illcgiblo be sent tho following,  reply: "My Dear Mr. Morse���������It was very  pleasant to receivo a letter from you the  other day. ' Perhaps I should havo found  it pleasanter if 1 had been able to,decipher  it. I don't think I mastered anything  beyond tho date, which I know, and tho  signature, which I.guessed at. -There is a  singular and perpetual charm in a letter  o������ yours. It never grows old; it never  loses its novelty. Ono can say to oneself  every morning: 'Hero'sa letter of Morse's.  I havon't read it yet. I think I shall tako '  another shy at it today, and maybe I'll be  iible in tho course of a few years to make  out what he means by those t's that look  likow's and those i's that haven't any  oyebrows.' Other letters are read and  thrown away and forgotten, but yours tire  kept forever unread. Ono, of them will  last a reasonable man a lifetime. Admiringly, yours, Thomas Bailey. Aldrich." -  Aluraininm and Iron.  It is found that the addition of from two  to five pounds of aluminium to a ton of  iron renders it grayer and softer, the slag  rising rapidly and completely to tho surface and leaving the metal in a far purer  and better condition than before. In this  case, too, the iron is moro fluid in the  ladle and can be poured into small molds  without any tendency to chill, and tho lor-  mation of "waster" castings, due to blowholes, is'entirely avoided. The aluminium  does not reduce the melting point of cast  iron or steel, but increases its fluidity by  the removal of impurities. But the effect  of a small proportion of aluminium upon  steel with medium carbon is to increase  its tenacity and impair its ductility It  may also be used in the same proportion  in brass manufacturing and in larger  quantities for making "alumini um bruas."  ���������3  'i\  $  (it  Til  1^1  ������h  $7  ��������� s  1  ',iV  Vl.  Siii  ft  1  til  k  ft j ..'.J a. '.  r < '  SEEN IN ENGLAND.  LITTLC   THINGS    AN   AMERICAN    NOTICES ON   HIS,FIRST  VISIT.  '-      The Words Beside a  Doorbell���������The Scarcity :of    Ice ���������Women    In    Barrooms.  ;     "Sweets" Not   Up   to   Our   Cr.udy���������"Mya-  i '     terious Sign In Cardiff.  - ��������� .      r  '    ' ' '  The books that aro written aboutforoigri  countries are most unsatisfactory.   This is  just as true  in tho ease of such an easy  country to write about as England as it is  'in the case of central Africa.    Tho books  tell the poor Americans who have not been  there a good deal about Westminster abbey  and tho Tower of London and the' houses  of parliament, but they do not disclose the  little things in which English life differs  from   American   lifo,   the, littlo   things  which, after all, make up life, tho things  which   an American on   his first\'English  visit finds almost as diverting and surprising as palaces and cathedrals and galleries.  Tho very first experience of tho present  writer and  a wiso companion of  his  in'  London, was of this sort.    They got into a  cab at the-'-station  and gave the cabman  the address of tho house whore  thoy-'were  to stay.    When they wero set down at the  door, thoy saw beside it a bell handlo and  .beside it tho words, "Ring also." No such  words as  these had they over  seen on  a  '    door before, and they stopped and studied  them, while  the  cabman wondered what  ��������� they were waiting for.    What, could this  strange request to'"ring also" mean? Did  it mean, "Ring''thou also, others having  rung," or did  it mean,  "Oh, thou  who  hast done something else, ring also?" And  - \ if  so, what else?,  Then   the companion,-  wise in the Socratio method,1 remem bored.  In a pretty little edition of  Thackeray's,  ,> - "The Rose and tho Ring," he  had onco  Been' a  picture of a door with  a knocker  and a  bell  and tho words, "Knock and  ring."    This door had a knocker, too, and  l, (''Ring also" must be a shorter way of say-  ��������� , ing, "Knock and ring." Ho knocked with  tne unuokcr 2nd  rang with the bell, and  that proved to be the right thing to do.  There is quito as much strangeness 'in  tho things'that arc missed as iii tho things  that aro seen. Probably the most terrible  affliction for Americans in England is'tho  ���������want of ice. It takes timo to learn to  drink warm .water, if tho "silly, ond 'un-  English American will insist on drinking  water at all, and it is just'as bad to drink  warmbeer. Perhaps it is in part tho hor-'  rible tepidness of the alleged cold drinks  that drives tho" English themselves to  drink so much tea nnd so much spirits.  Ice is, not wholly unknown. ; Now and  then a barroom   has'it for luxurious cus-  - tomers who demand, it, and in'that case  ;' tho fact'is announcedvto'an amazed populace by a placard with the word "Ice" in  'the front window. Somo hotels have it,  too, and guard, it as a treasure, handing it  ��������� around in dishes of the sizo of sugar basins.  Kor is "tho Englishman hiihaplf, when1  properly ..educated, blind to its usefulness.  . The barmaid is'another of tho surprises  for tho American. ��������� Ho knew that'sho existed, of course, yet it is a shock to seo her  for tho first - time. It is a shock',' too, at  first to"seo women, customers standing or  eitting about, in barrooms, even in comparatively respectable ones. But this did  not set out to be an essay on barrooms or  drinking habits. It is hard to keep away  from tho one or the other in England.  To make a long jump, there is the matter of candy, or "sweets," as they would  call themselves over there. Many English  women who make short visita to the  United States go home with pale faces and  jaded constitutions because of tho too sudden revelation to them of. American candies. A girl who likes 6weets���������that is to  cay a girl���������should accustom herself to  tbe American grades from childhood to  avoid the temptation to get drunk on them  *t a later period. But up to a short time  ''���������ago���������and probably it Is 60 still���������there was  ���������������nly one shop in all London that could  ���������supply candies of the quality to be found  at 40 shops in New York. This shop was  making a fortune in candy, and was also  doing a land office business in ice cream  coda, and yet such is the conservatism of  the Briton that it ran for years without an  imitator. Full credit was given to its  ���������rigin, nnd-it was known as tho American  candy shop.  Englishmen seem much given to shaving themselves, as it appears to tho American in search of a barber shop. And he is  6tricken with a new sense of wonder when  he finds a barber's shop called a toilet  club. Sometimes American barber shops  are advertised, and then he con commit  his fate to one and take his chances.  The things that are advertised as American aro sometimes diverting too. American , dentists aro expected to announce  themselves as such all over the world, of  course, as tho title is necessary 'as an assurance that the operators know some part  of their business. American sewing machines would be expected to hold a highor  place than the English and to be so advertised, and so they are. Then there are  American organs. But an explanation i&  6till sought and would, be gratefully received of the :ipeanihg;5o'f the following  6ign, which was observed irv the nourishing city of Cardiff, in "Wales: "Gentlemen's clothing'cleaned by* tho American  process without injury to the fabric."  And the funniest part of ib all i$ tho expression of mingled amusement and pity  that an Englishman puts on when hois  told that anything in any other "country  is not exactly as it is in England.���������New  York Tribune.. \ &  gooa, cms -row or silence a Done race other's  faults. The old formula, 'for better, for  worse,' means nothing to most who repeat  it. They mean in their hearts not to put  up with worse. >  - "But we havo to put up with something  wherever we are in tho world, and the  question is, Sball.we not do better to stand  by our choide in������'.-fife, dike brave soldiers  loyal to color, and earn the respect of the  world rather than exhibit the miseries our  .poor judgment has brought upon us and  g'ain only opprobrium in consequence? for  publicity doubles trouble."  Sunlight'and Health.  Many persons appear to labor under tho  delusion that it is necessary to avoid sunlight for fear of spoiling tho complexion  when, as a matter of fact, the sun's rays  are necessary to givo it tho delicate tinting  of beauty and health. Air is necessary to  the first inspiration and the last expiration  of our lives, but tho purity and activity of  the atmosphere depend upon the warming  rays of tho sun, while our bodies require  light for their healthy'stimulus. It is well  known that without solar heat thcro can  be no proper vegetable growth, and it. is  equally necessary for tho beauty and perfection of animal development. It behooves us, therefore, to see that our homes  are open to ihe sun's rays and are made as  bright and cheerful as possible, and they  'ought to freely admit tho sunlight. It is  well known that disease which has baffled  the skill of physicians has been known to  yield when tho patients were removed lrom  dark rooms to ;light and cheerful apartments. Light is especially necessary for  the healthy growth,of children.        ,  THE GALLEY  FIRE.  A Preventive of Family Jars.  "With.'great tact Florence Hull,Winter-  burn in The Woman's Homo Companion  handles tho subject of family quarrels under the caption, "A House Divided Against  Itself."  -  "Most family quarrels are frictional.disturbances that tho oil of affection would  smooth out if we but knew-it. And most  breaks between married people could be  healed by time if they would but give time  a chance. Between a man and woman  once bound together by this tie there are  memories potent enough to draw them together through gulfs of discord if thcy-  have only been wise enough to be loyal to  one another in the respect of silence as to  what belongs to themselves.. It should be  in tbe inarriaare service, if it would, do ������nv  Customs Aboard Ship Concerning It���������Sawing 'and Splitting tlie" Kindlings.  Tho galley stove has a rack  around the  , top to keep the pots and kettles from sliding off  when  tho ship  pitches and rolls'.  Somo stoves ' are provided also with iron  straps, which can  bo  secured to tbe rack,  , across the top of the 6tovo, over tho pots  "and kettles,rso'that thoy can't slide at all,  but are' held down to one spot.    As far as  tho fire itself is concerned, that is kept just  as it would be in a stove ashore.  On American deep water ships tho common custom is to burn hard coal, and the  fire is builb anew every day.G, It is leb go  out after supper has been prepared and ia  built up again in tho morning. The co<*-  is an early riser, for on these ships ib ia  -customary'to give the, watch on deckcof-.  fee at half past 4 or 5 o'clock in tho morning. On some ships tho men get a little  snack of something to cat with it.' Foi  tho preparation of this early coffee tho cook  makes a wood firo. ' When the coffee has  been made, he puts on coal and starts up  the fire for tho day.  The wood' used is usually cord wood  sawed and split. When a ship is at'sea, it  is not convenient to run out and get a  bundlo of kindling wood at the store, and  an ample supply of firewood isc taken  aboard at tho" outset. , The customs as to  this wood vary. Some ships take aboard  regular cord wbod, which is both sawed  and split aboard;'some have tho wood  sawed into lengths ashore and tako it  aboard in that shapo to bo split up as needed on the ship. There may at times be  Borao wood that has been used for dunnage and can bo sawed up.  As to who saws and splits the wood on  the ship, customs vary also. Oftencst,  probably, tbe cook does, sawing and splitting enough to last perhaps two or three  days at a time. If there are boys on the  ship, they are likely to saw the wood. On  some ships the sailors saw it and split it  and, stack it up for the cook, who is supposed to have enough to do in his regular  duties. ���������New York Sun.   Newspaper Morality.  One of the most curious things about  the newspaper, says E. L. Godkin in The  Atlantic, is that the public does not expect  from a newspaper proprietor the samo sort  of morality it expects from persons in other callings. It would disown a booksellej-.  and cease all intercourse with him for a  tithe of' the falsehoods and petty frauds  which it passes unnoticed in a newspaper  proprietor. It may disbelieve every word  he says and yet profess to respect him and  may occasionally reward him, so that it  ia quite possible to find a newspaper which  Dearly everybody condemns and whose  influence he would repudiate circulating  very freely among religious and niorul  people and making handsome profits for  its proprietor. A newspaper proprietor,  therefore, who finds that his profits re*  main high, no matter what views ho promulgates and what kind of morality be  practices, can hardly, with fairness to the  community, be treated as an exponent of  its opinions' He will not consider what  it thinks \n hen he finds he has only to  consider what it will buy and that it will  buy his paper without agreeing with It.  A Cozy Corner.  One of the finest effects for a corner in  a darkly: as well as richly furnished room  is one in copper color. An ebony or ebon-  ized wbbd screen, or ono coverod with  Japanese leather paper, forms a background, a table made of a Benares platter  on a highly polished rosewood tripod holds  a tall copper ewer, a couple of books bound  in dull, rathor lightish yellow, a long  necked amber glass vase, with a stem or  two of dark red poppies, chrysanthemums,  orchids or roses, iiesido tho table stands  a fauteuil upholstered in leather wrought  in several rich shades of copper and gold  and brown.  Judged  by the News.  In a northern board school the other day  a teacher asked:  "What is tho chief food of the people of  India?"  .After a long pause a little girl raised  her hand and piped out:  "Famine."���������London Telegraph.  ���������"Lay" nates.  In caring for the tablo during a dinner  party it is customary to reserve the most  valuablo or artistic plates for tho "lay  service." Tho schomo of providing does  not permit the guest to be without a plate  before him, and between the courses plates  aro laid at each cover, one laid down  whilo tho used plate is removed. Cauldon  Copeland and Royal Worcester china are  much liked for "lay plates.'*���������Philadol-  ��������� phia Presi.  WHAT  YOU  'LOWIN  FOR EGGS?  The  Modern  Question   That   Puzzles  Young Saleswoman.  This was in one of the big retail houses  in the shadow of Grace church. ' Tho man  was unmistakably a farmer���������not the  rounded, successful and assertive farmer  of tho present, who can take care of himself, but the elongated, cadaverous, chin  whiskered, wind wasted farmer who helps  his wife4n her housework and who often  wears, her apron. He carried a basket.  The care which he bestowed upon this  basket was proof that it contained eggs.  Ho finally reached the shoe department  and asked a young woman if she had any  shoo blacking. She showed the old gentleman several brands. Tbey were in bottles  and some in pink covered boxes. The customer shook his head.'��������� ' "  "I wunt some of that blackin," ho  said, "that I havo had all my life nnd that  my father had. Ib'comes in a big, round  box 'bout the size of a baby flapjack, and  has a yallow label on it and a picturo of a  gamecock secin his reflection in tho polish  of a boot that a nigger has just shined up.  Ain't you novor seen any such blackin?"  Tho young woman,'who had that day  been transferred from the book department becauso she had offered a now novel  to a man who asked for "Pilgrim's Progress," sajd ' sho had never seen any such  and that she had nevcr,heard of it.  "It would outshine all creation," said  tho old gentlemanv"and would turn water liko a gooso's back." , A box of it used  to last in our house a whole year. Which  do you think is the best, this in the bottle  or the box?"    -  The young woman explained the qualities of each as she understood it.  , "Then this in the bottle is for wimmin's  shoes and this in the box is for men's?  You say you put it onwith a flanniu rag  same as you'do salve?* And it'll keep the  leather from,creakin and '11 turn water?"  He was ' assured on ' theso points, and  then in a hesitating < manner he asked  across the sbowcaso:     % <   >"'',  "What are you' 'lowin for eggs today?"  The youiig.wornan did not understand.  How could she? *", Sho had never lived in  the country.1 ' She had never sold goods in  the general merchandise store at the crossroads.* But tho floorwalker .who was called  in had lived in Woonsocket and round  about. ;He knew that the good old gentlo-  man had eggs which lie wanted tho house  to take at tbe highest1 cash prico in exchange for goods.���������New York Sun.  -erous  is a good thing to be rid of, because  "breeding'place, of disfiguring and d  YOUR blood bad? You can have gopd blood, which is pure  blood, if you want it. You can be rid of pimples, boils,  blotches, sores and ulcers. . How? By the use of Dr. Ayer's  Sarsaparilla. It is the radical remedy for all diseases  originating in the blood- *      ''      . ���������  '    *" Dr. Ayer's  Sarsaparilla was recommended to me by my '  physician as a blood purifier.    When I began taking it I     '  ���������had bo.ils all over my body.   One,bottle cured me."���������������������������' ,  ��������� Bonner Ceaft, Wesson, Miss.    r  *   .  iCf'S JfcarsspsrilSa  'r '  ",'"���������     ','"'1  i ;l ;"  * -     -I  -   X-7  >   i< "I  -���������*������  1 Immediate Assistance.  "Mr. Grumpy," said ' the chronic borrower, 'I'm financially embarrassed today. 1 Can you help me out?''i  /''Cheerfully." Then Grumpy kicked  his caller .through'two offices land along  hallway.���������PWroi fc Free *Press.  In 1680 the Duchesee de Fontanges had  the misfortune to have her hat blown off  at a hunting party, and ������he tied her hair  with ono of her ribbon garters. < Halrdress-  ing. with ribbons remained a fashion for  6even years.j   * ''. '1  '��������� ,  No fewer than ' 26,326 doors and windows Id London have been found open at  night by the police in one year.  Tne Untrustworthy TAar.  Coming  in on the Painosville car the  ' other morning two real estate dealers, Were  '������talking shop." - ���������*- ''  "I  heard a man get off ,a pretty good  thing about" Dash and Blank the other  Jday," said one of them. '       ,  "What was it?",the other asked.    ''  "He said,*'I'd much rather deal with  Dash than with Blank.' ' 'Why so?' I in-'  quired. 'You know Dash is a man whom  you can't believe under any circumstances.'- 'That's the very reason I prefer,  him to Blank. Dash lies all the timo^so  you're never, fooled ,by him, but Blank'  lies only half thotime, and the great trouble'is that you never know when he's doing it.' "���������Cleveland Leader.  Boycottinj- In" l"f35.   ' ������������������-  '   'This may be read in The Daily Courant  of 1735:  ' ''  ,  "There being some Indian and French'  silks now selling by auction in this town  and two or rthree brewers'wives, in." the  Earl of Meath's liberty having bought a  'few pieces thereof, the master'weavers and  dyers, as well as journeymen of those"corporations', give notice; by beat of drum  that .they would not drink any liquors'  whatever brewed !by tho husbands of t the'  said ladies, who would encourage foreign'  manufactures' when there are7numbers of  poor, weavers in a ��������� starving condition 'in  this town and all over, the kingdom,"for  want of ' employment." ��������� Notes\ and'  (Queries.    * ��������� \ - ' '  '*'  ��������� iV.  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Few eoaditdons exist without good reason.   The conditions governing the sale of .Cream Sep.  arators ore no exception to tho general rule.   Users do not pay higher prices for "Alpha" diae  machines, in preference to buying -the various makes of " hollow " bowl nwchines~at practically *  their own figures, without good cause.   There are good reasons for their buying "Alpha" diae  machines, and these reasons are becoming better understood and more widely known  day.    There are a multitude of contributory reasons aud a few great big ones which ma  dollars and cents for the user every time milk is put through the machine.  The "Alpha" disc machines skim cleaner than other machines possibly can do under any dr-  eumstanoes, and the harder the skimming conditions in any respeet the greater the differenee  becomes. <    ��������� ,  The "Alpha" disc machines skim cleaner than any other separator at any temperatnre, anA  the lower the temperature the greater the difference becomes.  The capacity of the "Alpha" disc machines are actual and even eonservatiTe, while those of  other machines are materially exaggerated with anything like normal speed and good skimming.  The "Alpha" disc machines require to ran at but less than one-half the speed the other maek-  ines in proportion to diameter of bowl, and wear at least proportionately better.  The "Alpha" disc machine require but one-third to one-half the power of other mnohlfies i*  proportion to capacity, and effect a consequent saving in fuel.  The "Alpha" disc moohines produce a smoother and a more evenly and completely ehurn&bte  cream than any other machines, and when desired a heavier cream than any other irmo.h'lne tarn.  successf ully make. ' ... ��������� ���������  The "Alpha" disc machines are simpler, more easily and thoroughly ���������leonable, and bettor and  more durably made than other machines.  In short the "Alpha" machines save thoir coat in any creamery from once to twice over eat*-,  year in what they do over and above the best that is possible with any other machine*, while  the saving in dairy use is proportionate to the amount of work done.  If you wish to more fully understand the reasons for theso reasons of "Alpha" De Laval -m*������-  oriorit-y, and many other points of difference in separators,  WRITE FOR SEPARATOR CATALOGUE NO. 267 TO THE  DE LAVAL DAIRY SUPPLY CO., 132 Princess Street, WINNIPEG.  7' *'.  L/^i^S  ^$C^ ^fb^J   &u4&r  dt^ft^^ ���������'I  I  ������������������������������������������*-  '    !  !  It  v'.-S.  I  H  *  .1-  I*  ���������*      LOCAL UK1EFS.  Aid. Plantaof Nanaimo. is in town���������went  into the valley.  The Fire Co. has been organized as follows: Fire Chiefs���������Tom Irwin and Bobt Ad  dison; Foremen���������Peter and Jack McNevin;  Treasurer P. Dunne? Secretary (in.  bis absence) J. B. Bennett  The Miss Daveys of Victoria are  Visiting Miss Sarah Lewis of  Courtenay.  Miss Carr, who was up from Van  . ..   x      . .,        I Alderman Kilpatrik who out of the city.  couver on a visit  to   her   mother,      A lotter was read> from the LoCal Conn.  COAL   SHIPPED. f  July 19th.���������-Tug Hope and scow 424 tods  . ������������    "     ���������Tug Active, 48.  ���������'" - Hope, and scow 511 tons  ���������PrincesB Louise, 93 tons.  ���������Maude, 140 tons.  ���������Ship Sentram, 2,428 tons.  ���������Rapid Transit, 254 tons.  ���������H. M. S. Amphion, 120 tons  ���������Tepic, 120 tons.  21  - a  22  25  <<  <<  26  CITY COUNCIL.  Council met July 22.    All present, except  left for home Friday morning.   ,  Mrs. Robert Scott, who has been  visiting her daughter in this city,  has returned to her home in Nanaimo.  Among the passengers on ' the  City of Nanaimo this morning  were Mrs. Arris, W. J. McAllan  and Thos. Russell.  Prom the B. C. Gazette we learn  that Mr. James McGregor of Nanaimo, is gazetted as Inspector of  Metalliferous Mines; also that Mr.  A. R������. Johnston has resigned as a  member of the Board of Licensing  Police Commission of that city.  What ie the right pronunciation  of the word Philippine, as applied  to the islands now so much talked  about? A.B.D.������  The word iB pronounced Phil-ip-  pin, with the accent on the first  ���������syllable. The common method of  ... giving the last syllable the sound  of peen is wrong; it is pin, with  the i short.  jMber Local*. *,  Mr. Dan Kilpatrick left for Nanairao and  Wellington Friday;  *?*  Messrs. J. Kemp  and  6.   Tarbell  have  cil of Women of Vancouver in which they  asked the Council for assistance for the Dis-  trict Nursing Institution. The clerk was  directen to reply that the Council was not  at present in a condition to render any assistance.  The following accounts were presented:  B. C. Gazeete, for publishing Road Tax bylaw, $6,50; J, P. Allan, labor $l,oo. deferred to Finance Committee, to be --.aid if  found correct.  Aid. Carthew submitted plan for a fire  hall with specifications; The clerk was instructed to furnish them to Mr. McKay and  ask him to figure on them, with and without lining up stairs.  Mrr Robt Addison appeared and informed the Coiiucil the Fire Co. had been organized. .  The clerk was directed to request permission from the Water Works Co. to use their  hydrants by the Fire Co until the city can  make arrangements to buy or lease tne same  Aid. Calnan reportedthe school trustees  had requested him to ask the. Council if  they would clear First Street from Dunsmuir Av. to Penrith Av. provided they  wonld clear First St. in front of the school  lot. Referred to Board of Works with pow  er to act.  Arctic Whalers Saved.  Seattle, July 22.���������A member of  the Bear relief expedition, has written confirming the news that the  imprisoned whalers in the Arctic  Sea are safe. The fleet had been  reached and found in better condition than had been expected.  Most will be saved, having lived on  fish and reindeer.  -    Gen. Garcia Reported Dead.  .   New York, July 22.���������A   Kings-  tori,, Jamaica cablegramgsays  that  * <  Cubans arriving from Sibony re-  port Gen. Garcia, the father of freedom, and commander of^the Cuban  army, is dead.  More German Talk.,  Berlin, July 21.���������The authorities at Washington are over-rating  their strength. It would be a pro-  found mistake to send Commodore  Watson to the Spanish, coast, as  the occupation of the Canaries  would lead to regretable complications, all this being much more val  uable than the Philippines.  %/*���������  M  Passenger last.     A  Per City of Nauaimo, July 29: Mrs. Shaw  Mr. Show, Mrs. B. Somerville, A. G. Fisher, B. W.  Price,   Setter,  Dominick Mike,  been appointed  ushers in   the   Methodist    Matish, Groswell, Ai, Collaid, A.  Rtseu-  Church.  At Cumberland July 22 to Mr. and Mra.  J, B. Bennett, a child which did not survive  the day.  - Mr. T. D. McLean is seriously ill and has  neen removed to the hospital. Inflamatory  rheumatism is said to be the trouble.  Mr. Ryder has ��������� neat fence in front ot  bis residence, and the house itself has been  newly painted, paesenting an attractive appearance.  NEW BOARDING QUARTERS.���������Mrs.  K. Cunliff will open an entire new outfitted  boarding house, over Cheap John's old  store.  The date of the Comox Agricultural and  Industrial Exhibition has been changed from  October 6th to September  29 th.    This has  been done so that exhibits   from this show  be sent to the Provincial Exhibition at New  ' Westminster, which opens on October 5th.  Mr. J. J. Miller has   been  appointed  to  represent Comox and to have charge of exhibits from this district.  burg, J. Lesta, Woodland,  Mrs. White, Mr  White, R. Mclntyre, J. Laggan, M. Gatter,  Frank Gatter, Mr. Planta, Father  Durand,  P. C. L. Harris, J. Frame, R. Nightingale,  Mrs. Emblem, Mrs. Trumpe, Miss Milligan,  Mrs. A. Watson, Mrs. J. Green, Miss Dick,  Annie Dick, Christine Dick, Mrs.  Kenyon,  Mrs. S. Davis,  T. W. Holland, *. M. Hoi-  land, A. Mclntyre, Mrs. Wall, Urquhart,  A. Atkins, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Cessford,  Piercey, Mr. Lellendar, J. Baird, E. Priest,  Haymans. , .  Narrow Escape .  On Saturday last at Hugh Grant & Sons  farm, Mr. Douglas Grant met with a narrow  escape from death. He wbs on a load of  hay which was being deposited in the barn  In some way he lost his balance and fell to  the floor, striking upon the back ot his head  For a short time he was insensible; bat recovered consciousness in a few minutes, and  ia now doing well.  Preparations to Resist.  St. Tkomas, West Indies, July 23���������  The Spanish at San Juan de Porto Rico,  are making extensive preparations to re-  gist ihe anticipated attack of the American warships which are understood to be  conveying the army of invasion com.  manded by Gen. Miles. There were no  signs this morning of the Americans, but  news of them was hourly expected.  Spanish Cruiser Destroyed.  Hlaya del Es'e July 22���������The epedition  to Nipes has been successful, although  the mines have not been removed for  want of time. The Spanish cruiser Jorge  Juan was totally destroyed. The Annapolis and Wasp afterwards proceeded  from Nipe to assist m landing of the  Commanding General of the army on his  arrival at Porto Rico.���������Sampson.  Maine Disaster Explained.  Santiago, July 24���������Any doubt that  may have existed as to whether the  Maine was Dlown up by an outside explosion is dissipated by an examination  of the Spanish ships blown up of Cerve-  ra's flee'. None had same effect as  caused by the explosion which wrecked  the Maine.   There was no upheaval.  CONVICTION QUASHED  Nonaimo, July 22���������On application en behalf ot Tom Sing of Union, the judgment of  Magistrate Abrams, whereby Mah Fong  was ordered to pay $30 and $4,50 costs for  permitting the sale of opium without a licence, waB quashed on the ground that only  an isolated case had been proven..  MARTIAL LAW AT SKAGWAY  Juneau, July 22���������The town of Skagway  is still under martial law and all the saloons  are closed. Twenty-six men have been  bound over by the U. S. commissioners and  taken to Sitka.  Santiago Being Improved.  Playa del Este, July 22���������General  Woods has been appointed , Military  Governor of Santiago. Squads of natives  were sent to-day to clear the streets, and  bury dogs and horses whose remains  have been lying in the streets for days  and weeks; and other steps are being  taken to improve the sanitary condition  of the city.  French Opinion.  Paris, July 22.���������The Figaro sajs:  It is time the powew took extreme  measures to prevent commodore  Watson's despatch to Europe, and  to end the war. Italy, Austria,  Russia, and France have the great-  *��������� **  est interest in reminding the United States they cannot allow them  to get a-footing in Europe."  ���������-.'��������� Spanish Ships at Manila,  Ne.v,York,   July   22���������A speeial from  Cavite ������ays with Dewey's consent experts  were sent down  to make examination ol  hulls   of   sunken   warships   at   Manila.  The> report the cruiser Heina Christiana  to have met the most, complete destruction.    All wood work is totally destroyed.  There are very large holes through her  hull.    Charred human remains were seen  in several places.   A large number of the  dead lay near  where the ladder stood  tells a terrible  story of the effectiveness  of the American fire.   There are six big  holes in the hull where the fire started.  The weight of the guns caved  her hulls  inwards.   The warship is now a mass of  twisted and charred beams.   The  Don  Antonio   did not   burn.    A   number of  dead bodies  are huddled together near  the ladder leading  to the superstructure  show that the men were killed by a shell  as they attempted   to   lift   the treasure  chest to save it.   A six  inch  shell  went  through the   cabin and   wrecked   everything in it.    One man was killed in the  cabin.    It is impossible now  to distinguish the rank of  the dead men.   This  is the first time   that   divers  have ever  tried to save warships which have been  sunk in action.  Just to hapd  a Splepdid assort-  O' ,       < \* ,' '*_  ',        t-  jtient of  Mer/s.aiid Boys' Ui|^r^^,  M-Wlg ai>d Gasltmere Socks;  and a big line of M^'s Sweats  ers, in all colors.  This is without exception  the, best assortment we have ever shown in these goods.  Fruit anfi OrnamentalTrees  SHRUBS,- ROSES.  RHODODENDRONS, GREENHOUSE AND  BEriNG OUT PLANTS,  . Agricultural Implements  SPRAY PUMPS    FERTIL1|ERS,  BEES  and BEE SUPl'blh.a.  Most Complete Stock  in B.   U*  ���������NO  AGENTS. Catalogue Free.  M. J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster Road,  VANCOUVEB, B. C.  TeamiWg &  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  ill II ' lx/|rRV  Single and Double Rigs to let  ' ���������at���������  Seasonable Prices  Near  BlacksmitrvShop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B. C.  I am prepared to -  furnish Stylish Rigs.  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrick,  Union, B. C.  x.   also    x  Horseshoing and  GENERAL        ,  Blacksmithing.  Richarrt P. Wallis.  FOB  YOUR  JOB PRIM  " Have you heard the report that the Navy Department haa advertised for oOO cats ?"  "No; what for ?"    "To take the Canaries.  NOTICE.  Driving through the new cemetery with  earns is strictly forbidden.  By order. M. Whitney  Dec. 13, 1867. Sec'y pro tern  Trouble With Natives.  Hongkong, July 22.���������Letters received from Cavite dated the   19th  differ from advices received   from  Manila.    The former say the insurgents have been   repulsed.   There  is too much dissension among them  owing to alleged bribery upon   the  part of the priests.   Aguinaldo refuses to subordinate to the Americans.   He does not seem to   realize  his position as evidenced   by   appointing a cabinet, and declaration  of independence,  and   raising   his  own flag.   About 1,500 Americans  have been landed about halfway be  tween Manila and Cavite.    The U.  S. Boston will go to support   them  in case of emergency.  Give us a Trial,   we  do Good Work at  Norcn Hii.t, Ranch,-  N a noose Bay, It .C.  Breeder of thoroughbred and hr**  class white Plymouth Rocks, Black.  Langs HANGS. Over 170 prizes won  ��������� in the last five yeirs. Ai Vancouver-si  recent Show, out of an entry of 2f*|  birch 26 secured prizes.  I yauruntcc io* birds to the hatch..  Infertile cj^s replaced. Eggs $2.or*j  per setting- of 13.  .   ���������.;  IMMMIS  REASONABLE  PRICES.  Nanaimo %  B    Ol  THE NEWS  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  COURTENAY  {Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   AH.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.   LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith, and Carriage Maker.  A General Banking Business  Transacted. f  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Deposits  received ;*  from $1.06 upwards?  and   interest  allowed  _ 0���������_  All business by mail carefully    a  and promptly attended |  W. A. SPENCER, J  Manager.

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