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Array '*$&gttft^������**i  #  SIXTH    YEAR  "^^ERLAND. B. C.   fFormeriy  Union]     TEUSDAY    JULY I9tb��������� ,898  For the choicest  meats we are head  quarters.  If you have not tried  our noted sausages,  bologna and  head cheese,. you should do  ���������"���������'   so a? once.    Fresh vegetables   eggs and  . "     butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES���������::   .   -  THE'STARS  We  A N^^ StQcfe of  A fine line of  Combs ���������& Brushes,  Perfume and Toilet  Waters,     Too t h-  ' brushes & rWd-irs,  \  French  and    EngT  <\    i - - .   - ���������  Jtiah Toilet Soaps.  Ail New Goods.  5b* Mason's Extract o  < -        .,    ���������' ���������  Herbs for  Summer  Drink.  Poison Fly Paper, t  and Tanglefoot  &v&W     ������r^CiKKM7      Hlillii    Infect Powder, and  fagw*5^^ Jine of  Il^yi^.^?-'M^fe^y,SfcCSnjr  p���������^Tit.    Medici  fKlXs)'^0"*^  ONLY PTJitE DRUGS FOR DISPENSING.  P E A C E Y   &    CO.  P.O. Box 233 Victoria, B. C  Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks.  Ao-ents for the famous Mason & Risch pianos.  Tuning, repairing, polishing  Mail  orders  will   receive    prompt    attention.  AH kinds of music  and   musical  instruments.  FCLMt} DAMP BED.  The greatest boon to Sportsmen,'  Pro spectors, and Camps generally  Suitable for Houses or Boats.  Comfortable, Neat and Strong.  Single bed, folds in bundle 3 feet long  by 5 inches in diameter, weighs  11  pounds, price $3-$o  Double bed (full si^e) folds 4 feet long  by 5finches in diameter we&hs 17  .    pourds, "price $4-5������  Every bed  provided  with  water-proof  shipping case.  .Can be  extended pv folded in three  minutes.    Discription circular en application.  Order at once.    Address,  KLONDIKE FOLDING BED  CO.,  Nanaimo, B, C.  And we do not want the Earth with Cumberland  and  Union thrown in, but,  ' we  do' want  your monthly orders, for:  F''l  .'fl  ������'   il  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and! BIJILDEP,  CXJMBERLAl^D, B. C.  fu. 1 .i !��������� twrptm-rt rr  NOTICE.  Dbivino through the new cemetery with,  teams ia strictly forbidden.  By order. ' .  M. Whitney  I}e,c, 13f 1867. $e.q> pro im  earn ealer in  Stoves ail Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiror* work  PROMPTLY    DONE  fl^TAgent for the  Celebrated Gurney  ������ouvehir Stoves and  ������������������Ranges������������������  Manufacturer of tiie  New .Air-tifffit heaters  ON   TO PORTO   RICO.  ������������������1 ��������� * " i  ON TO SPAIN.  Patent    Medicine?. ,  NOTICE  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.  Ws &. Norris,, Sec.'y  YELLOW   FEVER.  Yellow   Dust     Pouring  From the North in  Golden0 Streams  Groceries, Dry Goods, Paots and Shoes, Glassware, Tinwarei  Hardware, Hats, Caps, Ready-made Clothing, Ladies' Sum-  mer Vests,     Shirtaists and Wrappers, etc., etc.  ">   A-large stock of-Pickles, Jams, Jellies,  Catsups,  Pie-fruits,  and. Marmalades, just' opened -ur^  s  FIVE, LAR^E 4lb., EARS OF SOAP for Si'oo,,      /  Finest Line "of Toilet Soaps in Town.  McPHEE & MOORE.  ������������������l-*l  ?'t\  t   * ft  * \~til-\l  -'   <   'J\:  Coast -Lights Extinguished.  Algiers, July 18vSpanish authorities in Balearic Islands have .extinguished, the coast lights there until  further orders. '  Northern Treasure,. '  '   Victoria,   July' 18.���������Stearner  Brigham, the first of the 'St. Michael  fleet? parsed- . this (.afternoon.  She is supposed to  have ;bn. board  $750,000 <;    " ,   \  ',  Accidental ?>rownixig.  [  "    The'hody of Achaman was -found  in the harbor this moYning.   j It  is  thought he fell -in  from  the, boat  house; from'where he was Jean:- ''  The Yellow Scourge.  'Washington,  July iS-Officers  advice  from Santiago  place the  number of yeU  low fever cases at 300.  Ten. Millions from. Klondike.  , San Francisco, July 18-The Klondike  miners who returned last night place the  total out-put at ten million dollars for  this season. Prospecting is being extended in many directions from Dawson.  There are about 26000 persons in Dawson. The steamers Wear and HamiUon  to come down to St. Michaels are expected to bring down $2,000,000 in gold.  The out put of Munook district does, not  exceed $100,000  Across the Atlantic.  Washington, July iS-Plans for sending the eastern squadron lo Spain have  reached the point where the naval officers  are considering the exact day of departure, and U is said that postive orders  have been given that preparations must  be brought to a close at once w.ih a view  to having everything ready to sail 4his  vvsek.  Porto Rico  Expedition.  Washington, July 18���������Porto Rico expedition has started on its mission to.  capture the island.  Raising the Stars and Stripes.  Mjorro Castle, Santiago de Cuba,  July 18���������At one..this morning the- Span'  ish flag was lowered from the staff of  Morro Castle. The lowering of the emblem of Spain in the eyes of the world  ''was attended by Spanish and American  troop;;. Almost immediately after the  Spanish, flag was haulsd d.ows,, the steam  launches,, commanded by Lieut. Hobson,  entered the harbor, penetrating as'far as  the staring station of the submarine  mines. The premises were found to be  formidable, and:.lajtes in the afternoon all  were exploded. Six or seven steamers in  Santiago harbor-will fall prisoners to. our  ai;my and; navy..    Soon after npon Com  modore Schley and Ci^xt. Cook  steamed  into the 'harbor in  order  to  make  close  1  observations of Spanish forts. Commodore Schley expressed his belief that our  fleet probably could have .entered the  harbor without the loss of a single ship.  In the harbor Schley's party first steamed around tlie wreck of the Reina Mercedes at the firing station, which Schley  inspected in person. _ The American  party met the Spanish, army captain who  was courteous but gloomy.,   .,   -  , Six Month's fori,Davis.  1 Nanaimo,;July 18���������J. P.'Davis appear-1  ed/pri two charges Saturday before Judge  .Harrison.   First, for breaking' into Simon'  . Leiser's  butcher , shop.-, at   -Union;. tand.;  ' oreaking jail  at   Cumberland.    On  the  first charge he was  acquitted, but on the  latter   one   he    was   found   guilty   and  sentenced to six months  imprisonment  in Nanaimo jail.  Clara Barton's  Report.  New York, July 17���������A telegram was  received from Miss Clara Barton dated  Playa del E'ste, July 17���������"I came from  the front yesterday in a pouring' rain.  Siboney is burned. Four army surgeons  are with us. There being no orther preparations for them, we are feeding refugees of Siboney. Many thousands at  Burmiza, El; Wellis, also feeding 5000 at  Cane> by army wagons, and 2000 by  pack mules. Commander of the Marble-  head called for 100,000 rations for the  refugees in the .voods and country surrounding Guantanamo."  Shafter's Summary.  Shafter's Headquarters July 17���������Final  report of casualties in army since it landed in   Cuba is as   follows:  1914 officers  and killed, wounded and missing.  American Flag1 Goes. Up.  Washington, Ju'y 17���������The following  from:Shalter: "The surrender has been  definitely settled,.arms turned over and  troops will be- marched out as prisoners  to-morrow. The Spanish flag will be  hauled down to-day and American flag  hoisted."���������Shafter.  Spain's Offer  London, July 16���������Despatch from  Vienna says, "Learned on reliable  authority that Austria Court to-day  was informed that Spain was prepared5 to cede Cuba and pay an indemnity, but not to abandon Porto  Sico. Senor Sagasta trusts 'to be  able to. retain the Phillipines as a  Spanish possession. The powers  prefer the islands to remain in  Spanish possession, rather than  in Am.eric.an. hands*.  ���������)1  CITY COUNCIL.  The   Council   met   Tuesday ' evening  Tuly 12th, with all preseut : -   " ���������'  -j   /   ������������������   '   ���������'-'  1 Bujls Presented*,    .i   .,',  >. j - ..<���������--  W. Riley for over-hauling and repair^  ing hose, $5 50; for June rent  $8 00; for-  for punting   assessment notices .$300. r  Referred to   Finance   Committee* to be '  paid if found correct,    " _   / ' :    '\     '  Reports " ' '������������������-  ���������   . -;;."  Aid. Willard' reported   3d street had ',  been opened south from   Dunsmuir Ave> ;'  The Mayor reported that Aid. Carthew \ '>,  and himself had ordered 300 feet of hose T  and two nozzles.    .        "     ��������� v - ^  '      '*'\. ' J  ���������',���������-'     '  , '^Tenders '-'    '-,   "    ''*.'-  '. -Tenders;were.,received for erection,of" -, &\���������</--������..-K^J  fire hall; "laid pn table to ^be' considered^   "     ���������" '  nex,t meeting.  Volunteer   Flre   Company.    -  The names  submitted  by  Mr.   Rojbf.   ���������  Addison   for   a   volunteer fire company  were accepted, and  they were  requesjejd  to organize.  By-laws.  Road Tax' By-lay  finally passed  and  ordered published   Sanitary and Scaven-   ���������  ger By-law read a first time.  Miscellaneous v   ,  Aid.  Calnan  called   attentipn, to  the>  unsanitary  odors from  the  Third street  bridge.?.^The   matter   was  referred   to, v  Board of Works.  Aid.  Calnan  also re-.  ported there were complaints  on account  of horses   running   at large.    The clerk  was directed   to   notify   owners to:keep  same off the streets.    Adjourned.    >  ���������'   ,���������'J";, .Jt|  ' r L p-\  '-^V-^'l  ��������� /.  ..MSI  " ��������� &5|  I  That Balloon  The balloon sent out the other.- day-  from Montreal in search of the lost aero-.  naut, Andree and which sailed across the  continent, is believed by Mrq Mclver of"'  Oyster Bay to have been seen by him on,.  Thursday last.    It was going north-east#  Secretary   Jtlger's   CongrratulaJdo aft>  Washington, July 16���������Following; mes.-  sage wast sent to-day by secretary Alger:;  To Maj. Gen. Shafter,  Playa Del E)ste, C^ba.   A  I can not express in   words   my,grati-v  tude to you apd your heroic men.    Yoa,  work   has been   well    done. God, bless;.  you all.  R. Alger, Secretary, of Was..  Soapy Smith on Exhibition.  Victoria, July  17���������Latest  from   Skag-.  way is that  parties are  trying to.;buy the-,  body of Soapy Smith and have, it enw  balmed ani put it on exhibition..  If our readers have any local news of in*  tercst, we will be pleased to insert samfl, ip^  the local column, if bro.ught t.p.tb.e. oigtfi.. TIIE CUMBERLAND NEWS  Moliero ur.fl tlie Ass.  Lions, boars and elephants have dono  well on tho stage; ii/.jrds and serpent?  (vide Mine. Surah Bernhardt) havo also  boon covered with sra������iu plory, arid mice  havo comu to the fo>e with Krcnt credit to  themselves and theli trainer.  But while- so n my "dumb things"  havo been excellent actors one of their  number afc least has been immortalized  through failure. Koliero himself was the  actor who brought about tho unrehearsed  scene between him.' 'If and his ass. Tho  play was "Don Qiii^otu," and Moliere  played Sancho. Some minutes be lore he  liad to appear on the stage he was waiting  ��������������������������� in tho wings, mounted on his a.-s. But  tho latter suddenly forgot his part and insisted upon appearing on the scene without delay. .Nor was it 3f any avail that  half a dbzcn; assistants hung around his  head and clung despt.mtely to' his tail.  The ass, with Moliern en his back, dashed  wildly among the acto) s on tho scene, and  the fiasco would havo been complete had  not Meniere saved the situation by shout-'  ing to tho audience, \i liile jogging along,  "Pardon, gentlemen I Pardon, ladiesl  This confounded beast Ibas come on against  my wishes!" Tho public responded at once  with roars of laughlet and applause, but  Molierc never again saiounted an ass.���������  Westminster Gazette.  They save a daughter from blindness  ������|������| noHS0OH!QE|>^=f MOHSOOH Bs^5������Se1 nOilSOOH  Ifwlmpo-trfnw TEafe^���������^; |!it!D C������n0nTMiS5g|gVM cratmTE!  The AdYance 'of CiYi  MONSOON  1100 annum  _ MOHSOOtt  jwDfruwi "vea  "������A NEIGHBORS,ADVICE.  THE   MEANS   OF     RESTORING  '-��������� LITTLE GIRL TO HEALTH. '  A  When a father writes that yours " is the  best medicine ia the world," yo.'i can  allow something for seeming: extravagance in the statement if you ..know that  the medicine so>praised, cured a, loved  daughter of disease and restored to her  the evesijjht nearly lost. The best med-  iciue'in the world for you is the medicine  that cures you. There can't be anything-  better. No medicrne can do more than  cure. That is why John S. Goode, of  Orrick, Mo., writes 5n these strong terms:'  "Dr. Aycr's Sarsaparilla is the best med-,  iciue in the world. My daughter had a  relapse after the measles, due to taking  cold. She was nearly blind,and was obliged  to remain'in a dark room all the time.  The doctors could give Iter no relief; one  of them directed me to give her Ayer's;,  Sarsaparilla. Two bottles cured her com-,  pletely." - if';::  The'thousands of testimonials to the  value of Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla repeat  over and over again, iu one form or another  the expression: "The doctors gave her  no relief; one" of them directed me to  give her Dr. Aycr's Sarsaparilla. Two  bottles completely cured her."  It is a common experience to try Dr.  Aycr's Sarsaparilla as a last resort.    It is  a common experience to have Dr. Ayer'a  Sarsaparilla prescribed by a physician.  Itis a common experience to see a " complete-cure" follow the use of a few bottles  of this great blood purifying medicine.  Because, it 'is a specific for all forms of  blood disease;-;If a disease has its origin  in bad or; impure blood, Dr. Ayer's Sars-  aparila,,acting' directly on the blood, removing its. impurities and giving to it  vitalizing energy, will promptly eradicate  the disease. ;'������  The great feature of Dr. Ayer's Sarsapa.  rilla is the radical cures that result from  its use.'Many medicines only suppress  '.disease���������they .push the pimples down  underlhe skin.thej' paint the complexion,  withsubtle arsenical compounds, but tlie  disease rages in the veins like a pcnl-up  fire, and'some day breaks out in a volcanic eruption that eats up the body.  A'yc'r's";;Sar'sapari11a goes to the root. It  inakes'vthc fountain clean and the waters  are clean. "It makes the root good and  the fruit is. good. It gives Nature the  clemevts she needs to build up the broken  down constitution���������not to brace it up witli  stimulants or patch it up on the surface. ���������  Send for Dr. Aycr's Curebook, and lecrn  more about the cures effected by this  remedy., It's scut free, ou request, by the  J. C. Aycr Co., Juowcll, Mass.  O0IL.  Is marked by people demanding the best..  T  .e  INDO-CEYLON TEA  IS OKRTAINJL.T TIIE BEST  ITS LINE.  U31U01A13-O0HI  N00SHOU  30c, 40c,  ^  The most terrible of lies is not that  which is uttered but that which is lived.  ���������-W. G. Clarke.  Minard's Liniment tlie Lumberman's Friend.  She -was Gradually Fading''Away and  Her, Parents Doubted Her Recovery  to Health.  From The Examiner, Chariot tetown.  Perhaps the most remarkable' euro that  ��������� has  over   been   recorded   is that of little  Minnie  Woodside, daughter  of   Mr. aud  . Mrs. iJas. Woodside,  ot   Baltic,    P. B. I.  Mr. and Mrs. Woodside aro   members . of  the Princetown Presbyterian church, and  are  well   and   favorably   known   in the  settlement where thoy reside.   Mr. Wood-  ' side does an extensive business iu oysters.  A newspaper   correspondent   hearing  of  tho remarkable recovery of this little gir],  call-jd   on Mr. Woodside a.nd   ascertained  the(exact facts,of the  case.    Tho   following'is substantially the result  of  the interview:���������"About a year ago last June  I.  first  noticed that my little daughter ..was,  .'not as bright as usual and that she   complained it times of pains in her head and  chesD.    Up to that time she had   regularly attended school and < was   remarkably  clever  for   a   child   of her age.    She did  nothing  except   attend   school,  and   although 1 never supposed it would  do her  much   injury, I allowed her to study too  sedulously -   Thinking that sho was only  a little run down I kept her from   school  for.a few weeks  and   expected   that, she  ���������would,be all right again.    By  the end of  that time I was badly disappointed in my  ���������expectations,    however,   as   she   rapidly  grew w.eaker and lost'flesh every  day.   I  was alarmed ab'Uit  her ' conditim   when  she complained of a soreness in her lungs  and began to cough. I was just preparing  to take her to a doctor when  a   neighbor  called to s-'o her and advised us to try Dr.  Williams' Pink  Pills.    Sho   assured ,mo  that  Pink  Pills   had,restored   her own  daughter to health after   soveral   doctors  had failed   to do her any good.    I  therefore resolved to give   thorn   a   trial   and  purchased a couple   ot   boxes   that   very  day.    I  began giving my little daughter  thoso pills being very   careful   to   follow  the direction.    At   the ��������� end of a month I  noticed   aocided   improvement   in   her  health aud thus encouraged  1  continued  using the pills three months   more.    Her  health was quite restored   by   that   time  and she was able to attend school   again.  I   regard   my   daughter's cure as almost  marvelous and accord  all   the   credit   to  Dr. Willams' Pink Pills.    For little girls  and  boys   of   delicate   constitutions   no  (better   remedy   could    possibly   be   pro-  ���������sorjbed.' What was dune for my little girl  %dou1cI certainly he done for other ch'ldr*m.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going  to  the   root   of tho disease.    They renew  and build up the blood,   and   strengthen  the nerves, thus driving disease from the  system.    Avoid imitations   by   insisting  that every box you purchase  is  enclosed  in a   wrapping   bearing   the   full   trade  mark   Dr Williams' Pink  Pills for Pale  People    He who increases the endearments of  love, increases at the same time, the  terrors of death.���������Young.  Minard's Liniment is used by Physicians.  Shun the inquisitive, for you will be  sure to find him leaky. Open oars do  not keep conscientiously what has been  intrusted to them, and a word once  spoken flies, never to be recalled.  FIBE fflSOB  UEAI> OFFICE,'   -   WINNIPEG.'  Colin Inkster, President,  GEOKGE'W. Bakku,  J. A. Christie,  R: EOSS SUTIIEKLAND,  J. Stanley T-Iougu,     -   -  Aimru.it N. Parry,  c. o.  371  Main  Street.  DIBECTORS:  WiNxn>H(i. W. K. Dick, Vice-President, Winnipeg.  .Winnipeg. D. S. Curry,     -     -      . Winnipeg.'  Brandon. Thomas Gilroy, -    -     - Winnipeg.  Winnipeg. Hon. Walter Clifford, -    Austin.'  Winnipeg. "VY.-B. Allan,     -    .     . Winnipeg.  Winnipeg. J. C. ���������ICavanagh,       -      -' Bkandon.  WOODMAN, S  oecreiary.  WINNIPEG.  Ask for Minard's Liniment and take no other  Life is a short day ; but it is a working day. Activity may lead to evil, but  inactivity cannot be too good.���������Hannah  More.  Keep Minard's Liniment in tlie House."  Ungratefulness is  tho  very  poison  manhood.���������Sir P. Sidney.  No man or woman of the humblest sort  can really be strong, gentle and pure and  good,'without the world being better for  it, without sojnebody being helped and  comforted 'by 'the very existence of'that  goodness:���������'Phillip Brooks. '  -  Dr. Henry levers, Quebec, writes :���������One  of my children pjjrained her ankle, which  hecame much swollen and diseolnred.  Som������."Quickcure" was spread -on linen  and applied ; thei^aiu ceased afc once,and  the swelling was gone the next day, and  on the fourth day she walked ,to school as  usual ?,'  Hundreds -would never ^have known  want if they had not first' known waste.���������  Spurgeon.  CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS.  1 The Dyke Cure removes all crave for alcoholic,  stimulants in a few,days. In four weeks complete a perfect cure., A simple vegetable tonic.  Can be taken privately as a homo treatment.  No bad after effects, audi no loss of time from  business.        Dr. McTaggakt, 44 Bay street,  '      Toronto.  One may smile   and   smile   and   be  villian still.���������Shakspeare.  Indolence, mothinks, is an intermediate state between pleasure and pain, and  very mueh unbecoming any pait of out-  life, after we are out ot the nurfes arms.  ���������Steele. ���������  Dear Sirs,���������This is to certify that I  have been troubled with a lame back for  fifteen vcar<-.. I have used three bottles  of yourMINAED'S LINIMENT and am  completely cured.  It gives me great pleasure to rccom-  ment it and you are afc liberty to use this  in any way to fuither the uio of your  valuable medicine.  TWO Kivers. Ror.EUT BOSS.  WALL  ���������AND���������  Room Moulding.  Neat Color Patterns, 3c to 10c per roll.  Fine Color Patterns. 10c.to 15c per roll.  Good Gilt Patterns, 10c to 2i>c per roll.  Fine Gilfc Special Patterns, 20c to 50c per  roll. Ingrains in all colors. Sanitary  and Varnish Tile Papers. Boom moulding to match all papers, 8c to Gc per  foot. See our stock or send for samples  before purchasing.    X������.   1jE< KI K.  425 Main Street.       WINNIPEG. MAN.  Sun Insuranoo Office.       , 7  Eastern Assurance Co.       )  Quebec Fire Insurance Company.  London and Lancashire Life Ins.  British and Foreign Marine Ins.  Lloyd's Glass Insurance Company.  W. R. ALLAN.  General Afjcnt,  "Winnipeg-  Co.  Co.  FOP^ CHOICE  Fresli Seeds  -SEXD  TO-  507  MA IX ST1  O. UOX',-333  IEITH&CO.,:iTWfflPEG  ASK YOUR VEALiER FOR  BOECKhT  BRUSHES and BROOMS.  For Sale by all  Leading Houses.  CHAS. BOECJCIT &   SONS,   Manufacturers.  TORONTO ONT.  No. 1 Collection contains 33 full wzed packei3 of  3gf table Seeds, sufficient to furnish vegetables throughout  leyear, and one rncket of Wild-Garden Flower Seeds, wh'clvwe will  end prepaid to ary address in the Don?inion of Canada or United Sratcs for  extremely low price of 81. > ' ,  Ko. 2 Collection contains 16 packets of Vegetable Seeds,and'ono  packet "Wild Garden Flower Seed Mixture. 'Prepaid for 50 cents., ���������    '  r     Olir.Ifo. 3 Collection, contains 8 packets of Vegetable Seeds for 25c. '  - Our No. 4: Collection contains 40 paelcets of Flower Seeds for $1 .'  Our No. 5 Collection contains 20 packets of Flower Seeds for 50c. .     '  ������lir No. ,6 Collection contains 10 rackets of Flower Seeds for 25c.  All postpaid on receipt of price.   For varieties in above collections see our Handsome Illus- ,  trated Catalogue containing othor great offers.   Mailed f-co to any address.   c>  R. ALSTON, Royal Grain) MEstablishment, WINNIPEG^MAN,.  The ALEXANDRA CREAM SEPARATOR  Awarded the highest prize ovor offered-   O   ������150.  R. A. LISTER & CO., Ltd.,  & 234 KING ST.. - WINNIPEG, MAN.  (And 18 St. Maurice Street, Montreal)   o   Headquarters in the ^Northwest for Dairy Machinery, Apparatus and Furnishings, j Gasoline Engines and "St earn .Entities from 1 ir. v. and upwards. Steam cookers; making i fc a  pleasure to boil'feod for slock. Horse .powers and small  threshers. -The Cream Separator for tho ranch  "THKMULOTTE" .'  Splits tho cream off 85 gallons of milk in an hour by hand  as easilv. as machines by other makers will do 90 gallons and  leaves less fat in the skim milk.   -< " ���������  -^���������CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.  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TJt*i Mi ksulo' is the smallest sise of the Empire Separators, and has a capacity of 2734 to 80-  gallons per hour, accorchng to the season of the  year. ;'������������������'" - ������������������������������������'���������     .v ��������� ������������������'���������:.- .  The price-is $90  in  "Winnipeg, but. a:, very  liberal discount'will bo made to cash-purcliasers''  and to those in localities where this Separator  has not yet been introduced.   Write for special  catalogue to the  Mauitote Cream Separator & Snjjly Co.,  ���������175 McD.ormot Street,.  WINNIPEG,       -      aiANITOBA.^"  In addition to all other advantages,'it has"  been proved bv using a Mikado Separator in-.  slead of dcc'i) or shallow setting that a dairy of "  ton average cows will pay the cost of tho machine  in   loss  than  a  year   out of the extra  amount of butter that is made.  I!  J OUE DEBT TO B AENUM  ���������H  E  SHOWMAN   A MORALIST  IN  GUISE OF THE >ESOP TYPE.  DIS-  Kis Fables Presented Under the Guise of  Freaks or In Hair Raising Acts���������Tho  Lesson He Meant to Teach by Shooting  tho Woman Oat of a Cannon.  In this ago of scramble tho public too  Boon forgets its benefactors, and ever there  is need of. a class of devouter spirits who,  like Walter ' Scott's Old Mortality, shall  ������.0 about through the graveyards, with retouching mallet and chisel, seeking to  keep green tho memory of departed worthies.  Like too many of his forerunners, the  late lamented'!3. T. Barnuin, tho aboriginal creator of tho "greatest show on  earth," was in hiss day and generation a  man misunderstood���������a man who, as  Wordsworth puts it, "wandered lonely as  a cloud" even amid the throngs gathered  by' the more superficial attractions of his  circus. Dealing on so vast a scale in wild  beasts and human   monstrosities, few but  - ' n select group of bosom friends knew him  for what he really was, a moralist in dis-  guiso of tho iEsop type���������a man who, while  ho talked beasts, meant men.  , In tho earlier stages of his career positive reprobation was heaped on his head  by thousands who, to use their own coarse  language, felt they had been Jeremy diddled in paying a quarter each to revel in  tho vision of the beautiful "Fiji- mermaid" sitting on a rock and combing her  golden locks, only to finel insido tho tent  the stuffed skin of- a sho baboon glued on  tho tail of a codfish. "Your reprobation is  /misdirected," retorted Barnuin. "True,  I have got the quarters, but then in return  you have gob tho experience. Mermaids  are aesthetic, anatomical and psychologic  impossibilities. The one thing needful  was to work in you a drastic, realistic  cure. My show is strictly moral, and now  -it remains with you, as you chew.the cud  of sweet and bitter reflections, to extract  - tho  mpral."    Thus  from   tho  start  was  1 manifest the, serious, didactic  cast of the-  ���������great man's minel.  That in so obtuse a world as this'a moralist of the type of Barnuin was at the outset',��������� isundcrstood is only natural. When,  for example, he first loomed up before tho  .American public as the ono man on tho  planet  of  tho  hardihao'el  to shoot a full  . grown  livo woman out of a cannon and  catch her on tho fly'in a wavy net as big as  ,  a porgy seine, who for a moment dreameel  that  underlying  nil  tjio' pageantry of  so  Bcnsational a spectacle  lurked a pregnant  moral lesson? , Yer to Barnuin the moral  was tho ono serious consideration.   To use  his favorite natural history figure of speech  ���������  - ���������for  tho  turn  of  his  mind was  highly  metaphorical���������tho  moral stood out plain  ,-.   as a jackass' cars.    In his oycs"lhe<rest of  ".the exhibition, tho whole  external show,  was niero embellishment, mere'rhetorical  ', emphasis to excito  tho sluggish   minds of  the thoughtloss and stimulate them to re-  ���������   flection.  "Here"���������ho' would  break  out' in' his  '' more  expansive  hours of perhaps  venial  fielf  exultation���������"here is  my grand para-  .   _blo, my dramatic moral masterpiece.   The  supreme  moral  forces, of  tho-individual  and of society arc momentum and control.  Momentum by itself  is headlong and destructive.    Control  by itself  is tame and  even, sappy.    In   harmony  they   become  uiiblimo as the centripetal and centrifugal  forces of the solar  system.    Preachers in  1 tho  pulpit essay indeed  to  expound the  same doctrine.    Preachers, however, have  no such magnificent apparatus of illustration at command as has  the proprietor of  a circus, and  so nil remains in the realm  ( of vagueness and abstraction.  Their hear-,  ors fall asleep,  but when  bang goes my  big cannon and, lo, 150 pounds of glorious  womanhood���������roso red, lily white, shining-  ly bespangled���������is  seen  hurtling  through  ���������   tho air tho dullest  head  clears  up.'  Momentum in all its titanic, all its frightfully perilous bearings is grasped   in a trice.  Tho emotions pour in a mighty flood.  The  fate  of  n  woman, of a  sister,  hangs  in  agonizing suspense.  Momentum hurls her  .. with  annihilating fury, and, unloss some  equal  counter forco  leap to tho  rescue, a  second more and she must lie beforo tho  ��������� stupendous  throng of  spectators a brainless,, bleeding corpse.   Now first reveals itself the  latent significance, tho profound  symbolism, of my interposing net. Action  and.reaction  aro  equal, and  so  the  net  must embody a power of arrest at least as  mighty as that of the gunpowder that discharged  the woman  out of  the cannon's  mouth.  But, a power, must it be yielding,  though  firm; pliant, though irresistible;  absorbent as a poultice, though reactive as  a steel  spring.    Tho astonished audience  now beholds  how  it envelops  her, sways  with  her, deflects her on   50 tangents, yet  ever holds her safe in diminishing velocity  till at last sho lies in its embrace,  Calm ids a cradled child in dreamless slumber  bound.  "It is at this crisis in tho exhibition,"  would proceed the great moralist, "that I  : always scan with thafcsmileof sympathetic  benevolence-' for which I am noted the vast  amphitheater to see how many fond parents have caught the inner meaning of  tho dramatic spectacle and are expounding to their little boys and girls tho real  significance of tho parable���������making it  phiin as day what tho destructive momentum of their own irascibility arid belligerency will inevitably bring them to if they  do not learn how to enmesh and absorb it  iii: the firm yet yielding net of patience  and sweetness."  Is it any wo/ider, then, that in hours of  euch effusion the.world famous impresario should proudly have conferred the  title of "greatest moral show on earth"  upon what ordinary mortals called nothing  but "Barnum's circus?"���������Boston Herald.  tary ooze, one cu cnose quicK xitcie naps  that overpower a- man in the short hours  of the morning.  A few inoments later he was standing  in a small inclosure surrounded by log  walls. A brown horse stamped beside  him, and a woman, bearing a marvelous  resemblance in face and voice to his wife,  was trying to tell him something. He  shook his head, disengaged his arm from  her restraining hand and tightened tho  saddlc'girth upon the brown horse. On the  horse's back he sprang, the walls opened  and be sped out, while behind him came  streaming a tumultuous rout of horse and  foot soldiery in blue uniforms, whom be  had really failed to notice before, but who  evidently belonged to the walled inclosure.  The air was cool, bracing, dolicious,  the skies bright blue. To right .and loft  rolling hills of ��������� considerable height were  crowned with underbrush and straggling  trees, while deeper woods extended to tbe  background. He noticoel that the leaves  were resplendent in red and yellow, and  , he realized that October was in all its  glory.  Somehow the ride must have been short.  There was a whirl of dust and a coach  whizzed by, not a stagecoach of the west,  but one of those affairs with broad tires  and cushioned seats so much in vogue for  tallyho parties.' Ho found himself, horse  and all, by the side of the log wall again,  and tho coach nassed inside. The next instant ho noticed a puff of white smokb up  on the hillside, about 1,000 feet away.  Then came other white puffs, and. tho  leaves flew in spots on either side of him.'  He called his men���������called in a voico which  seemed to givo no sound���������and there was  no noise accompanying the white puffings,  up there among tho underbrush. His men  began to skulk behind trees and walls and  opened firo upon tbe places whence' tho  whito clouds kept rolling.  A man in black ran out- upon the hillside, emerging from a clump of brush.  Thore was a' general firing and tho man  staggered. As ho fell'Burton noticeel that  ho had changed hiscostume in "the mo-,  ment of the fall and was now arrayed in a  blue gray uniform; He picked himself up  -and reeled back- among the trees. 'There  was more firing, and Burton awoke.  Fully believing himself hours behind his  office time, he lookeel at his clock. It registered 5:46. All tho events of tho dream  had passed beforo his drowsy mindcin four  minutes of actuality.���������Chicago News.  N  THE GARDEN.  My love picked flowers one by one '  While I stood near,with my cigarette.  She plucked a rose like a great, red sun,  Moneywort, .asters and mignonette.  1 t   ..  "Here is a white brier,'' she said,  "As white as the love"that I give to you."  I plucked a marigold out of the bed.  "Here is a heart that is blithe and true���������  "Blithe and true and full of the sun."  Hy lady smiled at our fair conceit,  Pulling the flowers o"ne by one  And pressing the thorns beneath her feet.  The soft hours stole across the lawn,  And she came close and roftly said,  "when the dew is dry and the leaves aro gone,  "What will become of the white and the red?"  And I said: "In a garden tho poets know,  Where the laughter of youth grows never old,  We will see the phlox aud the lilies blow  '��������� And the sweetbrier loving the marigold.  "We will walk the pathways without a care,  Smelling the rose nnd,tho mignonette,  And you will be wonderfully kind and iair,  And I will be still at my cigarette!"  ���������Theodore Roberts in Time and tho Hour.  HISTORY OF THE EARRING.  MODEST   FIRE  HEROES.  Are  FOIBLES OF  GREAT  MEN.  Napoleon's Fondness For White Trousers.  A famous Jurist's Weakness.  The weakness of  a great  man   is often  that feature which   contains the most interest for the student of human nature.  It  may be of interest to know that Napoleon  set aside $4,000 a year for dress.     Unfortunately  he  had  a  weakness   for .white  brooches, anil often while wholly absorbed  in state affairs he wonld;spill ink or coffee  on those dolicato trousers, which he would  hasten   to  change   upon   discovering  the  spots.    This circumstance cost the blameless but timid Conitc.de Remusat his place  as   master ,of   the  robes. t Tho   emperor'  spoiled  his clothes  so frequently that' the  imperial   tailor was  constantly receiving  fresh  orders, and  ������4.000   bocamo  insufficient to meet  tho   bills.    Tho  master of  robes was foolishly afraid  to mention tho  subject to Napoleon and continued to givo  unsatisfactory replies  to the insistent tailor, who becanio pressing in his demands.  At length, becoming  exasperated, the tailor took  the   bold step of complaining to  Napoleon, who learned with astonishment  and  anger that he owed his tailor ������(*>,000  He paid the bill and at the same time dismissed tho frightened, (Jomtc ele Remnsat.  "I hope," said the emperor, smiling and  frowning  at tho same  time at his  newly  appointed master of robes, "that you will  not  expose mo  to the  disgrace of   being  dunned for the breeches I am wearing."  The famous judge. Lord Kenyon, hacVa  weakness for indiscriminately passing the  .sentence of death upon tho victims of law  brought before him This peculiar weakness took its form in terrorizing the defendants and afterward invariably modifying tho decree. He passed the terrible sentence of death upon a young woman who  had been found guilty cf theft, but intimated that he meant to recommend her to  mercy The young woman only hoard the  formula of tho sentenoo and fainted. Lord  Kenyon, evidently much agitated, called  out: "I don't mean to hang you! Will nn  ono tell her that I don't mean to hang  her?"  The number of eclobrated men who  stand conspicuous in human foibles and  weaknesses is largo, and often it is among  the'great minds that selfishness, vanity  and unreasonableness are found to hold  tho most unchecked sway.���������Detroit Froo  Press.  What They Think About When They  Periling Their Laves For Others.  ".Heroes Who Fight Fires" is  the titlo'  of an article by Jacob A. Riis in The Cen-N  tury, in tho series of  "Heroes of  Peace.'"  Mr. Riis says: "    .,    '  I oneo asked Fircman.,Martin' M. Coleman after one of those exhibitions of cool-  noss and courage that thrust him constantly upon the notice of the newspaper  man what he thought of when ho stood  upon tho ladder with this thing before  him to do that might mean life or death  tho next moment. Hb looked at me in  somo perplexity. , ,  "Think?',' ho said slowly. "Why, I don't  think. There ain't any time to. If I'd  stopped to think, them five pcoplo would  'a'-been burnt. No, I don"t think of danger. ( If it is anything, ifc vis that up there  I am boss. Tho rest aro not in it. Only'  I wish," ho added, rubbing his arm ruefully at tho recollection, "that she hadn't  fail ted. It's hard when they faint. They're  jusst so much dead weight-! Wo get no help  at all from them heavy women."  And that was all I could get.out of him.  I never had much better luck with Chief"  Benjamin A. Oicquel, who is  tho  oldest  wearer of the Bennett medal, just as Colo-  man is  tho youngest, or  tho ono who received it last.    He was willing eno'ugh.to  talk about tho scienco of putting out fires,  of Department Chief Bonner, tho "man.of  few words," who he thinks ������has mastered  the  art   beyond   any man living;  of  the  back draft and almost  anything else pertaining to tho business, but when I insisted upon his telling  me tho story of  the  ,rescue of tbo Schaefer family of five from  a burning tencmeiit down'in Cherry street,  in which ho earned' his  rank and roward,  he laughed  a good  humored litfclo  laugh  and said it was "the old man"���������meaning  Schacfer���������who should havo had tbo medal:  "It,was a-grand thing in him to let tho  little ones come ont first." - I havo sometimes wished  that firemen were not so  modest.    It would be'much easier, if not  so  satisfactory,   to  record   their   gallant  deeds.    But I am not suro that it is, after  all, modesty so much as a wholly different  point of viow.    It is business with them,  tho work of their lives.    Tho' one feeling  that is allowed to rise  beyond this  is the  feeling of exultation  in the face of  peril  conquered by courngo, which Coleman expressed.    On tho ladder ho was boss!    It  was  tho fancy of a  mastorful man, and  none but a masterful man would have got  upon the ladder at all.  THE  PENNY  IN  CHURCH.  Count on Their Hands.  The Indians of Guiana have a queer system of numeration. They count by the  hanel and its four fingers. ' Thus, when  they reach five, instead of saying so, they  call it a "hand." Six is, therefore, a  "hand and first finger." Ten is "two  hands," but 20, instead of being "four  hands,"-is "a man."; Forty is "two men,"  and thus they go on by twenties. Forty-  six is expressed as "two men, hand and  first finrrer."  HIS  BUSY   FOUR  MINUTES.  Nap  What  a   Man   Can   Dream   In a Cat  Lasting; From 5:42 to 5:46.  Burton had set his alarm clock for 5 30,  as be had some writing to do and knew  that he couldn't steal timo for that purpose at the office during the day. When  the alarm clanged, ho awoke, sat up in  bed, thought lazily for a moment and utterly forgot his writing. It was 5:42���������for  he looked at the unwinking faco of the  dial���������when he settled back for an involun-  Washington Was Fend of Dancing.  "The  stately  Washington  had  always  been known as a 'dancing man,' " writes  Mrs.   Burton   Harrison' in   Tho. Ladies'  Homo Journal.    "Ke was'fond  of  dancing,'says  Mrs.. Lewis, 'and  bad  an  odd  fashion   of  keeping  time  by waving  his  arms  before   him  till, his hands almost  crossed.' At the assemblies in'Alexandria,  at tho 'bread and butter' balls of his earlier  manhood, at  country  'frolics' and  at  headejuarters during  the  Revolution���������he  had many a time achieved what old General Nalhanael Greene called a 'pretty lit-  tlo frisk.'    And  it was  not until late in  life���������until after he bad ceased to be president���������that  ho wrote a  letter to tho managers of  a birthnight ball in Alexandria,  saying, alas! his. and  Mrs. Washington's  'dancing clays' were over.    In  tbo list of  queries  regarding the  etiquette necessary  to his presidential state, which he submitted to Mr. Madison and  Mr. Jay, ho had,  indeed, asked, 'in what  light the appearance of the president of the United States  rarely at tea parties would be considered,'  but ho  had  suggested  nothing about excusing himself from taking a comrade for  the cotillon or minuet."  Such, an Offering, Except From the-Poor,  Is an Insult to God.  "The important part which the penny  plays in tho average church offoring is  known to every one who has ever been interested in church finances," writes Edward W. Bok in The Ladies' Home Journal. "And that it is a part entirely out  of proportion to tho necessities is felt and  realized by many a church treasurer.  Scores of peoplo who could afford to drop  a nickel or a dime into the church offering content themselves by giving a penny..  Tho fooling is either that the smallest  offering 'will do,' or tho matter of church  finances is not given any thought. There  is a failuro to realize that a church is the  samo as any other business institution,  and it must havo money for its maintenance.  "There is such a thing as too literal an  interpretation of the phrase that 'religion  is free.'    Of  course  it  is frco, and let us  hope that it will always be so in this country.     But   to   make   religion   free   costs  money���������and  this  isn't an Irish bull, either.    There aro those to whom moro than  'the widow's  mite' given  to. tho  church  would mean doing'without some absolute  ' necessity of life. ' The penny of such a one  is the  most welcome gift to anychurch,  the most noble offering which any ono can  make.   Bub from those who can give more  than a penny, and who are giving only the  penny, such  an. offering  is an   insult to  God and to his church, and the sooner people see the matter in this hard, true light  the better.    I am  almost tempted to say  that the great majority of churches could,  with   perfect  justice, rule out  the penny  from their offerings.    Were this done the  nickel would   be tho  prevailing offering,  and to how few persons, when ono f,tops to  consider tho question, would such an offer  ing be a hardship or an impossibility?    A  yearly offering of  ������2.60, calculating   that  one attended church onco each Sunday or  twice with one offering of- 5 cents, would  galvanize the church finances of this country."  How Various Nations Have Kcgarded the  Ear   Pendants.  The customs of studding the person  with gems is of extreme antiquity, and  the fashion of piercing the ear lobes for  tho purpose of sustaining gems set in gold  has,been followed by most races from the  earliest times to the present day. Homer  describes how Juno 'placed pendants in  the lobes of her ears. Eardrops were presented by Eurydamas to Penelope, and  among the Athenians it was a mark of  nobility to have   the ears bored.  Among the Phoenicians, however, the  wearing of earrings ,was the. badge of  servitude, and the samo custom obtained  with "tho Hebrews. The rabbis assert that  Eve"s ears were ,bored when she was  exiled from Eden as a sign of slavery  and submission to tho will of her lord  and master. The Egyptian women wore  single hoops of gold in their ears, and in  Biblical times the custom appears to .have  been universal. They appear to have been  regarded as the most cherished possessions  of their wearers and were only parted  with under great stress of necessity: Thus  the golden calf is supposed to have been  made entirely from the gold, earrings of  the people. Among the Arabs tho expression "to have a ring in one's ears" is  synonymous with "to be a slave," and  to the' present day an Arab( who has  been 'conquered by another 'places a ring  through bis ear as a sign of obedience'  and servitude.  So general was the use of earrings in  Home "and so heavy were they that there  were women whose ' profession was that  of "ear healer," who tended at the ears of  those ladies who had torn or injured the  lobes with the weight of their pendants.  These specialists were known as aurie'uloe  ornatirei. At one period tho Roman men  took to wearing earrings, but the custom  was forbidden by Alexander Severus,  while in Greece the children wore an  earring in tbe right car only.  Coming to more modern* timcs\ the  fashion of wearing earrings appears to  havo been general' in.England from the  conquest. ' ' ' '[ '   ���������  The early Saxons,appear to have worn'  rings of plain gold in their oars, while in'  jhe fourteenth ] century, these appear to  havo been decorated with small pearls.  In the reign of Elizabeth earrings wore  adopted by men of fashion, and the custom spread until' in James I.'s timckall  the courtiers had their, ears pierced. Tho  earrings worn by men took the form of  either plain wire rings or crosses or triangles of<gold, studded with gems.  'there is a very aucient notion which  is still held by country folks that tho  piercing'of the ears is good for the sight.  The origin of this belief is lost,^ but it has  obtained feu- centuries. It is .scarcely  necessary to state that the belief is quite  without foundation.  In the middle ages it was the ��������� custom  for lovers to present earrings to their  ..mistresses, and persons who were about  to be married used to stick a" flower  through the ring or over'the- ear, much  as a clerk would a pen, as a sign of their?  being engaged. *  A curious variety of earring much worn  during the reigns of Elizabeth and James  I. was the ear strinsz. .Thi=; has been  alluded to by many writers, 'i h is in the  Westminster drolleries wc find:  Yet for thy sake I will not boro my eare  To hang thy dustie silken shoe ties there.  And Marston, in his satires, published  in 1598, has:  What maan'st thou,   dim   that walks all  open breasted,  Drawn through the ear with ribands?  As to whether tho wearing of wires  through the ears is likely to come into  general fashion again in this country we  do not offer any opinion. There must, we  should imagine, always be a prejudice  against the mortification of the flesh  necessary, and the custom of having children's oars piorced has ceased to be general for many years, but the dictates of  fashion are tickle, and it is ju-st possible  that we may sec loaders of fashion wearing both car and nose rings before the  closo of the century. Who knows?���������Exchange.  LOVE'S   RECOMPENSE  Strong in the s'rife, dear.  Still the hca    's true;  Storm in my 1   <���������. dear���������  Sunlight fer you!       f  Heaven's love undying  Le:td.you silo  y;  Givo r.:e the si  hing,   '  You the swe-et t,ongl  So you :;re blc t, dear,.  Joy shall He     ino:  Thorns for my rest, dear,- '  Eotes for thme.  Life wreathe n ove you  Blossom and light; ''  Only to love y    ��������� ���������  My dream 111 the night.  My .song in the sighing��������� ,   ,  The star in        sky,    ,  Till lifii's light is dying .  And love kiss goodby. .'.    *  ���������Atlanta Constitution:  4,'  A' TOOTH   OF GOLD.  Che Truthful Narra ion of a Dentist Who  /        Knew His. Business.  The man in tho chair of torturo was remonstrating with the doctor of dental sur-,  gery, , '    -  ".That's all right," said tho dont'st,'  "but you aro fool h not to let mo bt..kl  that tooth up with gold for you.". ��������� ' 's  "What's'tho use? It will cost me ������40,  you say, and I cannotafford toeat.my ������5  a week board with a ������40 tooth. It is too  much dead capital."  "Is it?",smiled .tho dentist.    "Listen to^  a story.   About ten years ago I"was trying  to make a living in   the west in partnership with a fellow who wasn't any luckier  than 'I was     Wo worked  around  to'the  '���������north, where  tbo winters  are  as   bad  as'"  they.are in   the Klondike, and  our fu. da������,'  kept getting lower and lower until starva- ,  ' tion. sat  down,, to  table  with   us.      The-  weather was  getting  colder, too, ppd'the  last wagon1 train  out was  booked for the  '-following Sunday, j.icn'two days.away.  It  was ou'r last  ehanc , for: to   remain thore  for the four months till the trail was .open-  meant death, sure.     The price 1 to go-w'.th'  the. train was, $25  each.    Just^what  ftiio'  amounts.to you will never know .until-you  ' need it as badly'as    o did. ' < ,  - " Webadn'tacent.on earth, and noth'ig  to put up to got one with.    It was ind! ed'J  a.oold   day for   both of  us.    By Saturday  noon we bud given up all  hopo of getting  out and had retired to our shanty.    As we  sat gazing hi'stupid despair  at each other   .  my partner grinned a ghastly grin and the  gleam of tho gold in his filletl teeth caught1  my eye.  I concealed my feelings and quietly asked him how manyteoth he had filled.  He  told-mo  there were  six; arid  one  of  them was   nearly a solid  gold  tooth  and-.  hael cost him ������50.  In a minute I had com- '"  muuicated my idea to him, and in another  minute  I had  my tools, for  I  had   been  .  studying dentistry  then, at -work   in  his''  mouth, digging away like a miner.  It was'.  a rich field, and in half an hour I had out  every bit of gold in those teeth of  his and  had beaten it up into a wad that.we took  to the owner of a saloon,who  knew, what  raw gold was worth.    Ho  looked .it oyer  and offered ������60 for tho wad.'  "My partner kept his mouth shut and  ,so did I, and when tho train' moved out  with its wagons next day we hael our place  in tho front row and ������5 apieco spending .  money. Six months later wo struck luck  and I Glled my partner's teeth and never ,  charged him a cent."  .- "Go on with mine." said the man in the  chair, "and charge me the same."���������Washington Star.  ������������������-,!  A Slave to Duty.'  "I intend to show you, sir," said tha  judge, as be put the limit of flno on the  gentleman who had been mauling bis  wife, "that wife beating, in this country,  is an expensive pastime"  "I didn'tdo it for pastime, your honor,"  pleaded the culprit. "I only dono it as a  duty."���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  Not Too Crazy.  Jones, the tailor, is informed that one of  his clients has suddenly gone insane.  "Ob, the poor fellow! But he'll pay my  bill, at least, won't he?"  "Oh, he isn't quite insane enough for  that?"���������Gaulois  Drujis in Household Use.  Much   has   been   written   and said by  medical journals and by medical men on  restricting fchu s-ale of drugs   and   chemicals, ifc   being   urged   that   they   should  never bo dispensed save under a   doctor'?  prescription.    There are, of course,  many  articles in   ordinary   household   tne that,  aro distinctly poisonous, and  while  some  of them may   be   used   as medicines and  eloubtless are.  others   are   almost   indispensable in the household economy.   Is it  very evident that to require a physician's  prescription, for   these   would be absurd  and expensive in the   extreme.    Ifc   is all  very well to argue in   favor   of   such restrictions, but in view of the facfc that; in  proportion   to   the   amount;   cf ordinary  poisons sold injuries arc extremely rare ifc  seems   hardly   worth   while   to draw the  line so closely.    Afc all events the general  public will not allow its privileges in this  direction-to   be   unduly   abridged.���������New  York Lctl gev ^  Aids.  Fanny���������I wonder w hero Mr. Reggie got  his lovely English accent. He's an. American born. ,       ���������  Quecnio���������Why, I heard he bought his  teeth in London.  Fanny���������How clever of himl-  Bnderground  Flew of Rivers.  F. R. Spearman writes of "Queer American Rivers" in St. Nicholas: Speaking oi  tho rivers of the western plains Mr. Spearman says: The  irrigation   engineers have  lately   discovered    something   wonderful  about even these despised rivers.    During  tho very driest seasons, when the stream is  apparently quite dry, there is still a great  body of water running in the sand.    Like  avast spongo  the  sand  holds'the water,  yet it flows continually, just as if it wer<  in plain sight, but moro slowly, of course.  Tho volume may be estimated by the depth  and breadth  of  tho sand.    One pint of  i  will hold three-quarters of a pint of water.  This is called the underground   flow, and  is  peculiar  to  this  class  of rivers.     By  means of ditches this water may be brought  to the surface for irrigation.  I  )  Italian, French, Spanish Confections. '  - It was not from either Italy or France  thin wo got tho best  confectioners  in tho  earlier elays of  English  cookery.    Spain,  notably Toledo, furnished  England with  the most celebrated pastry e:ooks, or pasfco-  lcros as  they aro  called, though wo  have  'since looked most to Francq for these artists.    Under the patronago  of   "Bloody/  Mary"   and   of   Queen  Henrietta  Maria.  Spanish mothods  flourished apace inthe*  court cuisine.     Wc read that when   Mary-  entertained the Princess Elizabeth afc Richmond in the summer of 1557 a sumptuous  banquet was  se>rved,rin  which   there was  introeluccd as an ornament a pomegranate  tree  in   confectionery  work   bearing  the  arms  of  Spain, showing Mary's  Spanish  leanings in a rather  ostentatious'fashion..  These Spanish and Portuguese confectioners wero very skillful.  In the comedy of "The Sun's Darling,"  by Ford and Decker (first acted 1G23-4),  the "Spaniard" who is one of tho dramatic  persons eleclarcs himself "a confeeciana-  dor, which in your tongue is a comfit  maker, of Toledo." Ho says, "I can teach  sugar to slip down your throat in a million ways," and ho professes himself skillful in "conserves, candies, marmalades,  sinkadoes, ponadocs, marablanc, berga-  moto, aranxues muria, limons, berengenas  of Toledo, .orioncs, potatoes of Malaga and  ten millions moro. "���������' '   '.""������������������''.  ���������   Australian Fever Cure. ��������� .  ��������� "What'sthat fired grave for?" asked the  recruit. '���������        '���������    :  . '��������� v .  "Fella all-sick; weather bad and bud-  gery no good down 'bout Wornba. Plenty  rain one time, fella catch cold; plenty fever this , timo; by'm by fetch 'im longa  that place," explained Warrigul, as a litter  emerged from a wurlcy of the camp, and  the sick man was borne to the curious  grave.    Tho doctor walked in the roar.  Thrusting his hand into the long ditch,-  to test its warmth, tho doctor signaled to  lower the patient into it. He was then  covered .from neck to foot, feet --and all.  His head alone rested above.the dirt. Sergeant Dalton explained:     ':'  "Tho   blacks   put  fever, patients in^tho  ground like that and .steam the fever out.  They say tho earth will  draw off  the evil u  spirit, and then fill him with life." .   :  "Electric currents, by Jove!"  The next day tho Into patient was bobbing around like a 53-year-old.���������Outing.  Makinjr Hita Useful.  Applicant���������I am an ex-cenviefc, sir, but  I want to lead an honest life. I know you  by reputation, and I thought you might  help me.  Eminent Author���������What were you in  prison for?  Applicant���������Forgery.  Eminent Author���������Good! You're the  very man I want. You can come along  and  write  autographs  for me.-  ' ���������.<.''���������'  S|  * X  A) h':  m mm vm  Cumberland,  ,B. C,  Issued   Every Tuesday  M, Whitney, Editor,  TEAMS OF SIXBSCErPTION,  IN    4x)VANCS,  Ooe  Veai ; , .,  *200  t������ Months   .,......' -    125  ilnjfJe Coyy    ������ 05  ������  r������-. re= * ��������� ��������� =  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  On* liifih peryaar .,, J 12.00  ..    ..   nnonth       150  wpck. ., line        ,,  1U  {/Offal notices,per line     20  ������������������ ��������� ������-��������� ���������  Notices of Births, Marriages and  Deaths,  jo cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  jo cents.  Persons failing to get Th'e News regularly should notify the Office.  'Persons having any business with The  'JJews wijl please call at the office or  write.  ssr Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get copy in before  12 a.m. Saturdays.  TUESDAY,  JULY  19th,  1898.  THIBD AND FOURTH OF AUGUST  The midsummer Fruit and  Flower Festival now demands  our attention. In advertising  vre certainly do our share towards it- , We trust our readers will  do   their full duty  to  a i    *  this enterprise by exhibiting  and attendance. Everyone  who has a garden or farm, can  find something to show which  will add to the attractiveness  ot the Festival. The time  now remaining is short, and  preparations require to be com  pleted.  And now comes the prohibition question to the front. A  plebiscite is to be taken in the  fall. The friends of temperance have already started the  ball. Let it be an educational  campaign, conducted in the  form of public discussions and  lectures.  The political situation is  hardly satisfactory to either  party, It means, we suppose,  a Coalition Government, or another election before long.  City of Cumberland, B C  Statement From the 1st of  January  1&98, to June the 30th 1808.  Street crossing account,, ., ,$ 23.32  Election expenses on acct.. 100.00  Sundries,  26.50  Office account,  101.26  Pitch 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 the 31st, 1.98. 32.00  In! orporation  account,, ... 127.50  To balance ,  79.07  - ti: .   "  ��������� ������������������������������������-������������������  $ .769.00  By trade licenses $716^00  By billiard table licenses., ,     15 00  By dog tax licenses ,,    38.00  $769.00  June 80th, 1898, by balance $79.07  Lawr^nck W, Nunns,  City Clerk,  THE  PLEBISCITE,  Dominion Alliance Executive Issues  A Strong Appeal,  The Executive of the Dominion Alliance met Saturday, June nth. It was  decided to issue the following appeal to  the public:  To all friends of Temperance ra Canada:  The Plebiscite Bill has been passed by  parliament. The money for the expense  of voting" has been appropriated; It is  now certain that early in the cuming autumn the electors of Canada will be asked to vote "yes'' or "no" on the question  of the total Prohibition of the liquor  traffic.  This contest will be one of terrible  intensity, nothing like it has ever before  taken place in the history of our cause.  The liquor traffic realizes the situation  and will fight as it never fought before.  The very life of this wealthy, grasping  and po.verful evil is at stake. To meet  it we must be earnest, united and organ-  ied.  We can not win without personal sacrifice. We must be ready to give money,  time and energy to the, tight. Organization must be perfected, literature must be  circulated, meetings must be held. Every  voter must be personally canvassed.  Men and women, we appeal to you to  keep in this work in this hour of need.  Do it for the-s ike of the homes that will  be desolated and the innocence and  weakness that are doomed to ruin and  shame if this traffic goes on.  Lose no opportunity for work. Every  available assistance will be needed.  Wisely seek to promote our cause in your  home, your church, your, Sunday school,  your Young Peop'e's. organization, your  temperance society, your business Lfe,  your social life. Enlist every one of these  influences in support of this great reform.  Everyone of them is a force thatmay be  utilized.  Make special efforts to secure the aid  of the press in your locality. In it you  will often find a warm and potent friend.  Help it with facts, arguments and infor  mation that will nearly always be welcomed, appreciated and used.  If there is a plebiscite organization in  your locality unite yourself with it. If  not, not take steps at once to have such a  work begun. Lose no time. A great responsibility is upon us. A splendid opportunity is given us. Do your utmost  for Gad and Home and Canada.  By order of the Dominion Alliance  Executive.  J. J. MACLAREN,: President,  F. S. SPENCE, Secretary.  A Peaceful JLining.  London, July 13.���������The Star  claims to be able to state positively  that active exchange of views occurred Tuesday between diplomats  who are endeavoring to arrive at a  peaceful understanding. It also  says the Spanish Government is  ready to give Cuba up if the U. S.  is ready to assume the Cuban debt.  The greatest difficulty is the war  indemnity; but a solution of this  may be found in the proposal from  American and English bankers to  repay the U. S. Government for its  war expenses in 20 annuities, taking in the tobacco monopoly and  railroad concession of Cuba and  Phillippines. It is rumoured if  Spain surrendeis Santiago, President McKiniey, in order to facilitate peace, will abandon the attack  on Porto Rico. The Queen will  appoint the new cabinet, which is  significant of peace.  Bofugees Fed by TJ. S. Rations.  Juraquiri, July 13���������Gen. Shafter telegraphed to Washington regarding extreme privations suffered by 18,000 Santiago refugees now in El Caney, and received reply di.iectin������ him not to assume  the responsibility for  their maintenance,  but to give them such food as he could  spare. He accordingly sent 22,500 rations,  In Ruins,  Off Juragua, July 13���������The miserable  town of Juraquiceto lies in ruins tonight.  It was burned under orders of army authorities, and most'every building was set  on fire during the day and the Cubans  fled to caves foi shelter. This action was  taken by the health officer and served  two purposes of ridding the hospital  camp of unhealthy and dirty buildings,  and driving away Cubans whose presence was an inconvenience to possible  workers. Among the buildings fired was  the post-office. The whole town is completely in ashes.'  From Gen. Shafter.  Washington, July 13���������Following- received from Gen. Shafter: "Your* telegrams saying no modification orders just  received. Have had an interview with  Gen. Toral, and extended the truce until  noon tomorrow. I told him his surrender  would be considered. As he was without hope of escape he had no right to  continue the fight. I think I made a  strong impression on him and hope for  his surrender. If he refuses I will open'  on him at 12 noon, to-morrow with every  gun I have, and I have the assistance of  the navy who are ready to bombard the  city with 13-in shells."  To Fall By The Sword.  Off Juragua, July 13���������All negotiations  for peace and the full surrender of Santiago de Cuba ended in utter failure today.  It must now fall by the swoid. The  Spanish leader refused Gen. Shafter's  proposals for surrender and the American army now only awaits the word to  begin, the final struggle. The engagement will begin within the next 24 hours.  The Spaniards have now evacuated a  small town near Santiago, which is now  occupied by United States troops.  Madrid, July 13 ���������The latest received  by Spanish government .from Santiago is  that it is making a heroic defence.  Spaniards Surrender.  Manila, via Hongkong, July 13���������Insurgents on Wednesday reported that the  German gunboat Irene refused to permit them to attack the \ Spaniards on  Grand Island. Dewey dispatched the  Raleigh to investigate the matter. On  reaching the bay the Raleigh opened fire  on the forts, whereupon the Irene slipped  her cable and steamed out. In reply to  the fire of American warship the Span[  iards numoerng 500 men surrendered  everything. On returning to .Manila the  Irene explained she interfered in the  cause of humanity,        -  The Insurgents made a vigorous at"  tack on the Spaniards, shelling blockhouses and trenches noith of Manila, and  captured the Spanish guns at Saint  Messa.     :  Latest Election Statement.  July 12, 5 p. m.���������Latest returns give  Opposition 19 and Government 17. Cas-  siar is yet to vote.. She has two members. In the official recount Deans majority over Martin was reduced from 9 to  4-  "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 Nanaimo  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 TAKE 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 the  British   Columbia Gazette.  Dated at Vancouver, B.C., this 13th,  day of June J898.  The Fairfield Exploration  Syndicate, Limited.  Jas, J, Lang, Attorney and Agent,  je2I  CITY OF CUMBERLAND GENERAL  MUNICIPAL RATE 1898  Wnereas it is necessary' that a by-law be  passed for levying a rate on all the land,  improvements and r������al 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:  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 described in  the Aasessinent Roll of the said city of  Cumberland for the year 1898 an equal rate  of four fifths of one per ceuc on the dollar  on the assessed value thereof as apyears on  the said roll.  2 The aforesaid rateB 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 firsr*  day of October   1898.  3 A rebate of one fifth of the amount thereof shall be allowed on all taxes levied and  assessed under section I' of this byUaw in  all cases where the same are paid on or be- ,  fore the first day of November 1898. All  ratepayers failing to pay their taxes by the  first of December will be disqualified from  voting at the next Municipal Election.  4 If the rates or taxes, or any part thereof  cue to the corporation shall not be paid by  the 31st,day of December 189S the same  may be cellected 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 the first day of July  1S98'  This by-law may be c;ted for all purposes  as the " City of Cumberland General Munic  ipal Rate By-Law 1898. Reconsidered aud  tinully passed by tho Municipal Council of  the City of Cumberland the 24th day of ���������  June ]S9S. f  Signed aud sealed  Lewis A.    Mounce, Mayor  Lawrence W. Nunns, City Clerk  vJ, IR,, McLBOr  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  NOTICE  During,my temporary absence Mr.Ken-  neth Grant willconduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on Maryport Avenue will receive  prompt attention.    P.O. Box No 5  Cumberland, Jari. 29. 98.   Alex. Grant  ���������MO NEY  to loan upon improved  real estate.������������������L. P. Eckstein.  ' n.^K������.tmsuvmjm  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.  Espimait & Itoiino. fiy  i\_  THE   STEAMER City ,of  Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS  FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Calling at Way Ports as Freight  and Passengers may offer:  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.  ''    Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  ' ���������    Comox for Nanaimo        ,  Friday 8 a.m.  4 '    Nanaimo for Victoria,    ���������    -  Saturday 7 a.m,  FOR Freight or   Staterooms apply on board,    or at the   Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street.  ��������� FECHNER.  LEADING   BARBER  and  t.a.:x::e:d:e]:r,:m:ist  and Dealer in   Fish-   ,   -  ing Tackle and Sporting Goods!.... '.���������..  Cumberland,/    B.  C.  INSURANCE.  I am agent for, the following reliable  companies: .>  The Royal Insurance Company. .  The Loudon and Lancashire.  "  Current Rates.  Can be seen afternoon's at corner office  ' near The News.  James Abrams.  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment. Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,   in  accord  dance with the Statutes, that Provincial'  Revenue Tax and Taxes leved under Assessment Act are now duo for the year" 1898.  All of the above named Taxen, .collectible  v, ith'u the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den-  uiitn, and Hornby LI mds Division of the  District o'Comox, are  payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes b.re collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1S98���������  Provincial Revenue, ������3 00 per capita.  Throe-fifths of one per cent on Real Property.  Two aud one-half per cont on Wild Laud.  - One-half of one per ceut on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  If paid after June 30th, 1898���������Four-  fifths of one per cent on Real Property.  Three per cent ou Wild Laud.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Persona  Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Income.  January, W. B. ANDERSON,  1S9S. Assessor and Collector  A H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer  \vi|l attend'to all sales in  the district en  reasonable terms  Leather  "Kiddock"���������Akict tannect so  that water "creeps'* off it, perspiration evaporates through it, and  friction wears it slowly. Can he  boiled in hot water without injury.  Made solely for the $4.50 and $5.50  grades of the Goodyear Welted.  Slater Shoe  Simon Leiser, Sole Local  Agent  FOB  YOUR  JOB PRINTING  Give us a Trial,   we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.  THE NEWS-  GO TQ-  Fred  Kimpel  Tb.e only  First  Class  Tonsorial  Artist in tlie  City.  When you may wish an easy shave  As good as barbers ever gave,  Just call at my Shaving Parlor  At morn, eve. or busy noon  I out and dress the hn,ir with grace  To suit the contour of the face.  The room is neat and towels clean  Scissors sharp and razors keen,  AjicI everything I think you'll find  To suit the taste and please the min  And all that art and skill can do,  If you just oall I'll do for you.  FRED   KIMPEL. /  grain���������mw,wim>  ��������� *XM,ttMm-tntGrto^*m,vum*X2*r^nWnfUCXik:i9ty*art  11 ���������! ���������     I kLUMII  II  ~.rv.^-.w-T-   ..������������������,  J. B. HOLMES' REVSEV/  Editor News:���������  I  regret  the  campaign  should not have closed without leaving any  hard feeling behind, and slurs  should have  - been cast reflecting on the integrity of indi-  ���������  viduals being true to the cause they espous-  , ed.    Sptaking personally I do not intend to  give the assurance  to  any such  miserable  '  ' and suspicious individual he would like.  There were doubtless many strong upholders of the opposers of the present Turner  government, who felt that by so doing they  were casting their lot in with those who  would, when the opnortimi'y occurred  sac  ��������� ritice the very principles'they wished to advocate, viz: Freedom, Humanity and Fair-  play.    For among the ranks of the  opposi-  ��������� tion aro to be found men who would sacri-  iice the, liberty of the subject to forward  their teetotal platform, and would advocate  a plebiscite,being taken with a view  to re-  ��������� etrict the craving of human nature of which  they have no control, rather th< n the more  reasonable one of getting the view of the  masses to restrict the legislature in dealing  with their, ^birthright. ' Men and women under the name of religion wonld not be content with coming themselves, but would not  hesitate !o stoop to bias the principles of  humanity in one of the rising generation by  1 bringing uim to defend one of the most flagrant acts of'inhumanity ever brought be-'  lore a court of justice.    r '  Inconsistent men while rabidly denouncing the policy of   the   government ��������� themselves are guilty of actions in .. dealing with  public money that reflect anything but credit to tneir names.    Fanatics who would advocate woman's   suffrage,   forgetting   that  the sphere of woman's influenee is most felt  iu her own home, and that the noblest citizen-and patriot the world has yet produced <  W      is solely due to the noble examble aud influ-  enc which they distinctly trace, to a mother's training and guidance.    To- these,   gentlemen, I would   draw   their   attehtiou   to  these  few   suggehtions,   viz: That if   they  -   wish te help, the canae of temperance,  religion anc humanity, they pretend  to  have so  '   .deeply, at heart, I-would ask them  to   take  ' a lessson from the  successful, candidate in  the'late campaign, by getting into the  very  midst of their'enemies.    Teetotal and religious bodies of all denominations or the present day are couspicuous by their absence in  the midst of the evil and crime they profess  they wish to conquer.    The   greatest;   writers aud authorities ot the  temperance question of the present day   are unanimous   in  their belief that you can not make a man tern  perate by an act of parliament.    These advocates of temperance would do well to give  both  their  time and   money,   which  they  would make you believe is  of a secondary  consideration, to introduce a  non-alcoholic  beverage, which would be equally acceptable  as the fermented article and tieat their fellow brothers to this new  beverage,  and so  create a universal appet te for it,   which in  time, would loosen the stronghold   that liquor has obtained on them, and so  gradually  raise them from the depth of misery they  are falling into; but unfortunately  amongst  their ranks are not to   found   liberal   men.  There are men among them almost too mean  to supply themselves with a  liberal  sustenance but when they are partaking of other  folks' hospitality are anything but, examples  of temperance.    In promoting  the cause of  religion they forget that " what' proceedeth  if rem a man defileth him and  not   what eu-  tereth in."    Their lives, which they  themselves consider so pure and noble, are those  ,of  selfish example and consist of confining  their principles and company to themselves,  and the utmost libearlity shown by  them in  the distribution of a few pau-phlets  which  can be had at the cost of a few cents per gross  in our present  Candida ������s  their  ������emperate  *nd religiojas defenders should   be abie  to  draw a great lesson;  for Mr.  D. though a  strictly temperate man, to  gain   his  cause,  was in the midst of  those  who  indulged in  tiae alcoholic beverage  where  an  argument  was going on unfavorable to his aide, he was  Jiere to show the other  side,  and when the  battle was fought to  win he  magnified  hig  intense religious   and   humane   teeliug by  shaking hands with his strongest opponents  1 am not asking the public or either of the  candidates to accept the slightest intimation  from me which way I cast  my  vote.    I am  totally indifferent  to rany  opinion.    I take  the privilege accorded me by the secret bal-  lot and freedom of opinion  sooner than satisfy anybody of so suspicious a nafcuro.  J take this opportunity  of  saying  ^,a be- |  BLACK   DIAMOND  NUR'SBriy.  Comog IRoafc, IRanafmo, 35. C.  Fuit trees   of  all   descriptions.  Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and  Roses.  P. O. BOX 190 XXXXXXXXXXX  ��������� HUTCHERSON & PERRY.  half of the electors who advocated the cause  of the Opposition publicly at the meetings,  by personal canvass  or who  subscribed to  the funds, that they can congratulate themselves their efforts and actions  were in unison with tho majority of the' country and  that had Mr. Dunsmuir taken the  adviee of  his opposord, ho would have gone in with a  much' larger majority on the side of the new  present government which would have prov-  ed more t������   the ��������� interest   of   the   district.  They can also ��������� congratula e themselves on  being the means of bringing  to the light  grievances which undoubtedly did exist and  were equally shared by the late government  supporters of which our member elect was,  entirely   ignorant,   and   expressed himself  both willing and anxious to try and remedy  I take this opportunity of the press to explain these matters which from the reason  of my nature and want of practice in public  speaking keep'me from expressing on a pub-  lie platform.  i I am Sir,  Yours truly      . r'  J. B Holmes. -  ILOflR, MIT,  7 egetaWe and Pet  Stock-Show.  To Be Held in Cumberland,  Aug. 3d. and 4th.  PRIZE LIST.  BEST COLLECTION OF FLOWERS  Prizes.  "   other varieties,     1 00  50  Plums, best plate, yellow 1 00  50  "          "      "    red,     1 00  50  "        ������������      "    blue,    100  50  Peaches "     "               1 00  50  Cherries, best plate, black, 1 00  50  ������������ "    "    light, 1 00  50  '{{  ���������8  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE  MIS HONOUR the   Lieutenant-Governor  has been pleased ta make the following  appoiutments:���������>  ,  -      26th June, 1898  James Abrams, of the City of Cumberland  Esquire,  S.   M.,   to be Police Magistrate  within and for the said City. i������  j,  > PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE  M IS HONOUR   the  Lieutenant-Governor  has been pleased to make  the following  appointment--:���������  2dih June 1898  Walter Thomas Dawley, of the settlement  of Clayi quoc, E-quire, J. P. , to be a Mining  Recorder within and   for   the  West Coast,  Vancouver Inland. Mining Division.  ���������WEST COAST,  VANCOUVER  ISLAND  MINING DIVISION  NOTICE is hereby given that the land  comprised within , the undermentiond  boundaries, and hitherto forming a portion  of the Alberni and Nanaimo Mining Divisions, has been created a Mining Division to  be known as the West Coast, Vancouver Island Mining Division, namely:���������  Commencing at the mouth of Maggie  Creek, Barclay 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' flowing 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. commencement. ' ,  By Command.  A. CAMPBELL RED DIE  Deputy Provincial Secretary  Prvincial Secretary's Office,  25ch June,  1898.  DYKE & EVANS  Music Dealers  VANCOUVER,         - B.   O   o.  SOLE AGENTS:  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  j������ Washburn Guitars   and   Mandolins  Organs, etc.  SEND  FOE  CATALOGUE.  $  1^.gg8^3S&gggg������gg������?gg@������g;  bJ  I St.  . Asters, cut $1.50  Balsams, 1.50  Carnations, 1.50  Chrysanthemum,  1.50  Canna, pot 1.00  Candy Tuft,  cue    1.00  Cockscomb,  Dahlia,  Daisy,  Chinese pinks,"  Digitalis,        "  Flowering Sage,  Ferns, pot,'  Fuschia,       pot  Geraniums,'   "r  Gladiolas,     cut  Hollyhock,  Heliotrope,  Honeysuckle,;"  Hydrangea,'  r 00  1.50  1.00  1.50  1.00  1.00  1.60  1.50  150  1.50  1.00  1.50  1.00  1.00)  1st Prize by H. J. Theobald)  cut  pot  Ice plant,  Larkspur,  Lobelia,  Lavender,  Lupin,  Lillies,  Marigold  Mignonette,  Nasturtium,  Mimulus,  Oleander, best "plant, ���������  1.00  Oxalis,  Palm, plant,  Petunia,' - .  P  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.50  1.50  TOO  I.OO  l.OO  msy,  ' By Simon Leiser, in  goods, at the store.  I.50  1.50  I.50  6.00'  V  2d.  > 50  50  50  50  50  So  5o  5o  50  ,50  5o  50  5o  5o  5o  So  So  5o  So  . So  5o  50  50  5o  5o  50  5o  So  So  5o.  00  50  5o  5o   '  40)  Phlox, Dumondi,   1.00 .50  Phlox,.perennial,   i.oo< .50  " Poppy, best col.    ' 1.50 .00  Pinks, Florist.       1.50. 1.50)  by Gus Hauck in goods-at store.)  Roses,    "      ".      S-OoJ.        3-oo  By Peacey & Co., J  Snap Dragon, 1.00 00  Stocks 1.50 5  Sun Flowers, 1.50 .50  .Sweet Peas, 150 .50I  by Gus Hauck in goods at store.)  Verbena,, 1.50 .50    '  Zinnia, 1.50 .50  Immortelles 1.50 .50    L  Best collection of annual flowers cnt $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. $100       50  Best col. of annual flowers, out, grown, by  children 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 banging baskets $1,50  and 50 cents.  Best specimens Geranium $1.00  " specimen of Fuschia $1.00  "       "        " Rose $1.00  VEGETABLES.  Beans, (string)  100  50'each  Beets, table size, 6,  100  50  Cabbage, early, 3 heads 1 00  50  Carrots, table, six,  100  50  ���������-- Cauliflower, 3 heads,  100  50  Celery, 3 sticks,  100  50  Cucumbers, three,  100  50  Cress, water, one dish  100  50  Lettuce, 6 heads,   ���������  1 00  50  Salad, Mustard and Creas,  best dish,  1 00  50  (Early Potatoes, 14 lbs 2 50  1 50  by Sam Davis.)  Onions, six,  100  50  Peas, best dish,  1 00  50  Radish, 3 bunches,  100  50  ��������� .: Rhubarb, 6 stalks,- .  100  50  Spinach, 1 basket,  100  50  Squash, crook neek, 3  100  50  Tomato, six,  100  50  Turnips, for table, 6  100  50  FRUIT.  Currants, red, best plate. 1 00  50  CurrraDts, black, best plate, 100  50  Currant Wine, best  bottle,  1 00  50  Goos-eherries, best plate,  1 00  50  Strawberries, best plate  , 1 00  50  Blackberries, best plate  1 00  50  Apples:  Early Harvest,  100  50  Yellow Transparent,  100  50  Red Astrichan,  100  50  Pears, Bartlett,  1 00  50  "   Clapp's favorite,  100  50  ���������   ,     CHICKENS.  Best pair, White Plymouth  )  Rock, 1 00 y   .50  McPhee & Moore from store. )  Best pair, Blue, barred Plymouth Rock, 1 00       50  Best pair, Brown Leghorn, 1 00 50  Best pair White         " 1 00 }      50  by McPhee & Moore at store)  Best "    Buff             " 1 00;      50  by Mr. WiUard. $"  . Best pair LangshauB,      1 00       50  '������������   Wyandettes,        1 00 \    50  McPhee & Moore at store,    j  "   Houdane, 1 00        50  "   Bantams, 1 00       50  "   Light Brahmahs, 1 00)      50  by McPhee & Moore store.  )  "   Dark       " 1 00       50  *���������   Black Spanish,    2 00    1 00)  . Agateware, by C. H. Tarbell.      f  Espimalt & Imm Ey������  Time   Table   No.   31,  To take effect at 7 a.m.  on Satuiday  Mar,  26th 1898.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  . GOING N ORTH���������Read down.  4>  Daily.  Sat. &,  . Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and  Wellington     Ar. Manaimo    Ar. Wellington   GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  v: m.  P.M.  9.00  4.00  12.20  7.16  12.15'  .35  Ar. "Victoria ,.  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria..'..'  Lv. Wellington for Victoria  I    A M   I   P M  I Daily. | Sat. &:  Sund'y./  12.07 1   8.00  8.4G    I   4.38  8.25        4.25  'III  For rates and information apply   at Company's offices,  A. D UNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gen'l SupfV  H.K. PRIOR,  Gen. Freight and Passenger Agt,  "    Black Miuorcas  1 00)      50    '  , McPhee & Moore at store,    f  "        "   Cochin,  1 00       50  "   Buff        ������������  100       50  "   Dorking,  100       50 ,  "   Hamberg,  1001     50  "   Game,  1 00       50  Best Canary Singer,  1 50       50  Rabbits, best pair  100       50"  Best pair Fantail  ,���������  Pigeons,  1 00       50  T. D. McLean offers a prize of $4.00 pay  able out of his store to the  exhibitor- who  takes the most prizes.  ���������  NOTE.���������This exhibition is under the  auspices of the Comox Agricultural Society; but the committee in charge will not  allow it to be a burden on that spciety.  They estimate the receipts, and contributions received will be ample to pay the  prizes offered, but if not they will be paid  proportionately so far as the money goes;  if more is realized than the prizes and expenses amount to, the prizes will be increased accordingly, which is hoped will  be the case.  ..  COMMITTEE.  ,   John J. R. Miller, Chairman,  Lewis Mounce,        ���������      F. D. Little  J. A. Halltday, Robert Lawrence,  M.   Whitnet, Secretary.  PEOFESSIOITAL,  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������First     Street.TJnion, B. C.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD', ,,  Physician,    Surgeon   and   Accoucheur.  .. Offices: Willard Block, Cumberland ".  . *   Courtenay House, Courtenay.  Hours of Consultation:  Cumberland,1 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.'   ^    -  , t      Courtenay, 7,to 9  'A. M. ANDF.U.        \      '"     .1  1' ^1  ' ?' :,:il  V      'I  ,;     fl  ���������I  ''"''il  CONTRIBUTIONS AND PHIZES  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. Col-  lis, 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, 1 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. Renniion, $1;  Henry Kells, boot and shoe maker $1;  Dan McLeod, merchant tailoi,, $1; Robt  Strang, baker, $1; D. Anthony,- fruit and  confectionery, $i;T. H. Brown, boot and  shoe maker, $1.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J.. X. Willemar  roctor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth. League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERiAN  CHURCH.���������Services at n 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.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. liUCAS, Proprietor, COJ/LOX.  BAKERY, Conoox, B. ���������J.  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Contains experiences of Wesley,  MaJtk Twain, Dr. Buckley, W.T.Stead, and  a host of similar men. The veil separating  the Bpirit land is drawn back so that all  may at least have a ���������:glimpse." Full bound  canvassing book, 75c; worth twice that. Experience unnecessary. ' Books on time,  freight paid. Big commission. Sella on  afght.  Bradley-Garretson Co., Ltd., Toronto.  Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.  Indispensable to Mining. Men.  TER2S DOLLARS PEE TEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIES  FREE.  MIRING AND SMTIFIC PRESS,      \  \ 220 Market St.,   Sam Francisco, Cal.(  >\f.������.:������  '< '&. ,,;'s,.il  ���������'"���������"fV'i'l  -, ? '- r*?>l  '<#���������!������������������  - ���������'"' -.-"til  ^ "','1  >.-*������������������'-1  K,   J  - -t   '.V,    . _^.ltf.,|  <1  J  ll  til XiMJLA. IbKn-J'-U M ������.!��������� *  rj*ummy*n*^ Aijvw.ujwiuuiK*'^  BY ST.  GEORGE EATHBORNE.  rie grasps tne situation' au once unci  pushes himself forward po as to come in  front���������what conversation he heard between these men on the Plaza Hcelright  has warned him concerning; their attentions, and he feels that a hawk lias suddenly darted down upon the dove-cote,  threatening its fair inmates with harm.  "Stand back, fellows!" snaps this animated dwarf, as lie whirls his heavy cane  in the faces of the advancing couple,  who, startled by the unexpected bar  placed upon their further progress, come  to a halt.  If looks can kill, their scowls will do  the American tip in quick order. They  exchange a meaning glance and then  move, not forward, but to either' side.  Such a division of forces will nave a disastrous effect upon his case, as it leaves  him unable to watch both men and protect front and rear.  While this little affair takes place Avis  still wrestles with the stupefied doctor���������  she spares him not, since tho stitiation  has become so critical in its nature���������  Larry is devoted, but even such bravery  when in a small body cannot stand out  , long against overwhelming numbers. His  strong arm���������Doctor Jack's���������would soon  turn tho scale. So she works and talks  industriously, pleading with him to  arouse himself, to shake off this lethargy  and save them'from ruin.  '' Wake up, Jack, dear Jack! It is Avis  ���������who calls, your own Avis. Wc arc beset,  and need your help. Wake up, or all is  lost, for Larry cannot hold.. out against  them!" she ' cries, accompanying every  few words with a stake that makes his  teeth rattle, and by this--.means she is  slowly but surely causing the drugged  doctor to throw off the incubus that has  for a "while paralyzed his brain���������he gasps  for breath, opens his eyes, and stares in  a, utupid manner about him. ' ^  ���������'Larry���������how in the world���������oh, yes,  we're'in Spain yet���������I Fee���������and things  look dused ugly for us. Blqss mo, I can'D  Keep awake���������it's agony to try, Avis';  there's a dear girl, let'me have a cat-nap  and I'll be feeling wonderfully better."  But the same "dear girl" is just as  determined that he shall not havo a relapse���������the change, if any occurs, must be  in the other direction, and so this singular massage of love continues, while Doc-  \ tor Jack groans and expostulates; presently, perhaps, she will succeed in.gcfcting  through his benumbed brain the real  cause for it all, when the man' must become himself.  Aready Larry struggles in the arms of  the enemy; the two men, turning, have  come at him from different directions.  His heavy cane does yoeman service,  and the first whack sends Colonel Leon  Garcia, that noble exponent of ''how to  "win glory from behind a tree or stone  wall," to the floor, with stars dancing  before his eyes.  Unfortunately Larry is not an Irisli-  ' man wielding a shillelah, and, before he  can recover himself after making this  ten-strike, the second of his enemies has  descended upon him as might an avalanche in the Alps.  Lord Backctt is so large, and his antagonist of such diminutive stature,  that it would seem as though the latter  must be crushed at once; but the battle  is not always to tho strong nor the race  to the swift, and Larry is so exceedingly  nimble that he manages to elude the  punishment meant for him, while at the  same time he keeps up a vicious fusillade  of savage kicks at the shins of the Briton, which must be very exasperating  and painful.  Garcia picks himself up from tho floor  ���������Garcia, who is a beautiful sight to behold, for the heavy cane thumped him on  i he forehead, and already a lump has  arisen the size of an egg.  From,his eyes flash the fires of hatred  and revenge. The hot Spanish blood demands retaliation, and woe to Larry if  he once feels this man's grip.  . No wonder Avis increases her cries and  the fury of her massage. He must arouse  himself or"they are,all lost. And it happens that while she thus entreats and  exhorts she by chance gives utterance to  the name of. the man whom he has  learned to despise���������tho'���������'.'"man who has  sworn to wed Doctor Jack's widow. It  electrifies him as might a galvanic bat  tery. He springs erect.  "Ah! where is this British lion, this  plotter against a woman's peace?" he  cries; "let me show him how .an American can defend his own. I see him, the  rascal. Avis, dear, step aside, and don't  fear, for your Jack is on deck, and himself again."  Yes, thank heaven'! Doctor Jack has  come to time.  CHAPTER, VI.  The situation has undergone a change,  and now the American party is on top.  Avis no longer hat; cause to cry out and  feel that a dire calamity overshadows  them, for she has perfect faith in Jack's  ability, to take cave of any man opposed  to him.  When Doctor Jack so suddenly leaves  the side ot his wife, .ins eyes' are fastened  upon the t. 11 figure of the Briton, who  is waging his qu.?er and unequal fight  against'the plucky, bantam, Larry Kennedy. En route, however, Jack has his  .Attention drawn to the Chilian officer,  whose attitude ,is so threatening thatit. is  plain to be seen the dude-, stands in more,  danger from;this .source than Irom.Lord  Kackett.       ' ' ���������  Hence, Jack changes his course, and  heads for tlie colonel, who, with a quick  eye for danger, which has served him on  ji an}' an occasion in the .recent war,realizes that a tornado is bearing down  upon him.  The Chilian is wise beyond his years,  and discreet. There is not a man in all  the country better able to take care of  himself.  A dead man is of small service to any  one, and under this policy Colonel Leon  knows how to skip out of an engagement  with a whole skin.  He .waits, not on the order of his amine.  is wen  picked  our, dropping ms l^nrcioiis arpecf,  as the dude's cane, which he   has  up from the fiocr. lie turns   and maMcs a  beautiful flying leap   through   the   dope,  leaving the Englishman alone to fret; ids  foes.  At any rate, the colonel will live to  fight another day.  Doctor Jack can now turn his attention in the direction of the Briton, who  sees him coming, ami is not averse to the  meeting. He flin;j.< Larry 10 ov.'i side  , with a tremendou; swe-jp'ofshis muscular  arm, as one might hrush away a trou'''���������'-  some fly.  "At last!" he-exclaim-;, akr.cst savago-  iy- ,     ,  He has cherished a spirir, of revenge  for years, and here is the man against  whom it has been directed. The. woman  he once loved, ay, and for whom he still  cherishes a passion, looks on. It will gi\x-  him the keenest delight to punish her  husband beforo her eyes.  As for Doctor Jack, whao lie has lately  heard concerning this man, from the  lips of the one wish who;n he has been  in league, gives him ,a fierce desire to  meet rhe Briton���������10 teach him that  Americans are ever ready to do battle in  defense of their wives,'and give tlie man  a lesson he may long remember. \  So 1 hey meet.  It is like the impact of mighty forces,  for both men are powerful, both urged  on by the strongest force in tho world���������  hatred.  Avis looks on with glistening eyes.  Her only fear is lej-t Jack may have been  weakened by the drugged cigarette, and'  unable to do himself justice. In such an  event she stands ready to fly to his aid���������  something sho holds in her hand will  change tho tide of battle instantly���������at  any rate, Jack mn������r, not bo hurt.  Larry, too, watches with intense inter-'  est, and is ready to join in the fray, if  necessary. Ho can-hang upon the British  bull-dog's arm, and prevent him from  utilizing his i'uJi power, or, by clutching  ono o������ his legs, tvij> him up.        ���������   ,  It happens, however, that Doctor Jack  ' does not need any assistance. Ho has  been thoroughly aroused by the gravity  of the situation, and the presence of this  man-who covets his wife, rso ho shows  himself c������ his best.  They whirl about tho room locked in<  each other's embrace like a teetotum, or  a couple of spinning dervishes,. coming  against the far wall'with a crash. It is  Lord'Baokett who gets the fulj. benefit  of this contact, and it rather, takes the  wind out of his sails. ' <  He soon concludes that he does not  care quite as much about demolishing  the Yankee who carried off the prize, as  he imagined. It must have been a mistake. Then there is Garcia, poor Garcia,  who received such a wicked crack over  the head. .Perhaps his mind is wandering, and he may get into seme trouble  unless he has a friend to look alter him.  Thus many philanthropic reasons appear to Lord Rackelt why he should terminate this little engagement in which  he gets decidedly the worst of it. He  suddenly makes "a" supreme effort, and  breaks away from the other's hold. Jack  is not particularly anxious for his company, although bent on delivering punishment. He never seeks-a quarrel, and  yet they find him always ready to take  care of himself.  When he discovers that he is not pursued, the Briton turns in the door-way  to hurl defiance back at the man with  whom he has just been engaged, and  assure him they will meet again. Evidently the date of that meeting is not the  present, for when Doctor Jack makes a  rush in that direction Lord Backett  Plymptom vanishes like tho morning  mist in the valleys of the stacely Andes.  Jack looks around, and is just, in time  ' to see the Chilian senorita endeavoring  to leave the room. Larry sees fit to block  the door, bowing, with one hand on his  heart, and what was meant to be a killing smile upon his face; but Marilla.., de  lbs,;. Vegos snatches a small dagger from  her bosom, and at sight of it- the elude  quickly steps aside, again bowing as he  ������������������allows her to depart.- Larry has no desire  to run contrary, to the .will of an infuriated beauty 'who handles such toys. , . :-'���������  The first act of Jack-Evans, when the  clouds of battle have passed and ���������' victory  is assured,..is to turn and take his.wife  in his arms, and Avis, pleased to know  that her massage of love' has been sue-'  cessful, smiles in his face : as she nestles  ���������near, bis heart,;', feeling;; that the plots of  the lovely senorita to stcaL her Jack can  never-succeed.' ���������  "We must get out of this,    by   Jove!"  remarks the little man, soberly.  how'  are   you?  old times to set  "Larry, my dear boy,  Shake hands. It's like  'eyes on your honest phiz again. What  brings you to this republic of the Pacific,  for I take'it you are not here by mere  accident?"  "Tell you later, dear boy���������concerns  your welfare, too. . At present it stwikes  me the sooner we quit this palatial twap  the better."  "Wise Larry. That long head of yours  is full of bright thoughts. For my iiurt"  ���������with a perceptible shudder and a curious look at Avis���������"I have not tlie slightest desire to remain here a minute longer  than I can help. We can have a good  explanation    later. What     are     these  papers���������all! the bait with which . I. was  drawn into the trap. It may pay mo to  take them along aud examine them at  my leisure."  So saying, he gathers tliem up, after  which the trio starb to leave the house.  Various, sounds can be heard in different  parts of the mansion, which is certainly  far from being quiet now; but they move  along unmolested, and presently reach  the-front door. , ���������  ���������Down the .steps they pass, heading for  the large gate" If this should be closed  tliey may experience new trouble. A  chance will then be offered for Lan-y to  show his mettle and demolish the obstruction, though the chances arc it will  require all the muscular force which-Doctor Jack can bring to bear in order to  break down such a barrier.  Fortune favors them. The heavy gate  is still ajar just as Avis and Cousin  Larry left it, and in another moment,  with relieved and thankful hearts, the  trio reach the Calle los Angeles.  All is plain sailing from this on. At  the point of the junction with the main  street Doctor Jack sights a vehicle that  will hold them all.  so he. hails the driver.  It chances to do a private carriage, bui  what of that? Tiie magic silver proves too  much for the. driver, and he agrees tc  carry them all to the fonda, which they  presently reach.  Time���������nine-twenty. '  A good deal has occurred since the sun  went down in the west, and considerably  more is upon the programme for the next  twenty four hours. The world , will be  electrified by an event that has keen impending for some time, but of that more  anon.  When Doctor Jack has seen Avis safe  in their rooms at the hotel, and an explanation has been given on both Fides  that clears up all hazy points connected  with this singular affair, he asks to b<^  excused for a short lime, as Larry awaits  him below���������Larry who has come to Chili  on a mission, and whose business ' it hat;  been to servo the man lit-, seeks.  Of course, the conversation is an earnest one. Jack asks many questions which  the other'answers promptly. Upon rhe  taller man's brow can be seen a frown,  as though the news thus brought is nest  of the most pleasant nature in the world.  - Ho is used to dealing with knotty  questions, however, and allows no problem to go unsolved when it concerns the  welfare of his fortunes, or the health cf  one he loves. ���������   '  "The clouds look pretty dark, Larry,  but you can trust me to brush them away.  I thought I had my hands full before,  but this new trouble, following on the  heels of the adventure we have just  passed through, adds to it."  "I'll stake my money on you J old boy,"  declares Larry, whose admiration for the  doctor almost reaches the point of fetish  worship.  "We are being watched even now.  When you turn, carelessly notice that  fellow who leans on the bar���������he is interested in us."  "By Jove! I don't like his looks," says  Larry, at which Jack laughs.  "You,'ll find a good luany chaps in  this town who have no claim on beauty.  We'll set this fellow down as a S7>y." .  "They know you're here. What else  can they want, the beggars?"  "You.see, I carry some, papers,���������this  syndicate would like to get hold'of them.  Thafe explains his presence here. ""Wo will  outwit them, my boy. I work best when  rushed, and all- these dangers rather  crowd me, you know."  "\Yherc 'do youtgo?" as Jack moves  away.  "To interview that fellow.  The, dude watches Doctor  talk with the dark-faced  appears ugly enough to be  bub the American's manner  and almost against his will  drawn into a conversation  manner'shows suspicion.  , At length he walks away,   leaving the  hotel.  "Well?" says Larry, as the other joins  him.  "Just as I suspected. He is in their  employ. I sent, a message by him which  may have some effect upon them, and  again 'niay fall fiat.< All I want is another  day and night in this city. My messenger  from the mines will arrive by that time,  and we will sail for the golden shores of  California."  "Ah! you seem to put'gweat confidence  in this messenger. "<-drawls Larry.  "Because I know him, and when you  meet Kirke Smith���������"  it were still hero -  To you the harmless  x."  " is the reply.  Jack   havo a  Chilian, who  troublesome;  is   magical,'  the other is  though' his  godi  !(. if   ycu'vo   got   th.n  Lrrester emiaecd   I aivc  "By   the  Texan lightning  in, Jack, dear boy." -    --  "You met him?"  "In New Orleans.; I shall look for his  advent with cuweosity.-1 assure you. If  a wegiment interfered. Kirke would  wade through."  "He promised to be .here by to-morrow  night, and unless he breaks his word  we'll sail by the following'' day. I am  seriously thinking of changing at the  isthmus, taking steamer in.tho. gulf and  heading for New York. This is the effect  of the news you brought. At:any rate,  sail we do, if Kirke Smith comes in."  CHAPTER, VII.   .  , If Doctor Jack imagines for a moment  that his enemies, are asleep, he labors,  under a delusion to. be sure. Men of the  Lord Kackett order being built upon tho  bull-dog -system,, do not; give up .a-, cherished object-easily. A little backset only  arouses more of the . stubborn spirit in  them, and they sab about forming new  and ingenious plans in the place of .'the;  bubbles that have burst.     -;,  The American is deeply concerned regarding, certain >things, and -makes a  proposition to Larry, who readily, acquiesces. Then Doctor Jack seeks.his rooms  above, where he finds Avis, reading by  the light'of a lamp.  "I have decided to see the head of .the  police force, the Infenclentc as they call  him, concerning certain facts. Larry will  remain below, clear, , in case you want  him," he says.  To his surprise Avis shivers as she puts  her arms around his neck.  "13e careful, I beg of you, Ja::k."  "Why, my clear girl, you have'been  witli me in scenes of danger before now,  and never showed tho while feather.  Why, you are trembling ail over. ( What  does this mean?" .  Tius discovery he has made alarms  him. Her health is more to him" than ali  'else.  "Oh! Jack, since you left mc, as I sat  in my chair, I had a terrible drain. Ii  seemed to me as though -they had poisoned you."  "Heaven forbid! I don't look like a  dead man, do' I, Avis dear?" he says.  cheerily.  ''lV' made a strong imprcssioi' on my  mind, and the first' thing my eyes fob  upon as I awoke shuddering, was the  bowl of beef tea which was sant in for  you some time ago'."  He laughs.  "And, of course, you imagined kot.-ic  one had been meddling with it. Come,  my dear girl, the sooner wc are out cf  this country the better it will b3 for your  nerves, which have been dreadfully tri.sd  of late."  "Oh! Jack, what would I nob give il  both of us wore in Mew York, or on our  California farm. This foolish notion, as  you term it, grew upon me instead of departed; in imagination, I could see a  dozen viuers in. that  bowl���������it   grxiw   ab-  norrcnt to me."  "And so you threw it   away."    notim  that it no longer rests   upon   the   table.  "Why, my   dear,    if  would speedily prove  quality of the beef t;  "By drinking it?"  "Yes, as I have often demo before,sinee  my sickness last spring."  ���������' "I feared as much, so���������J tested it."  "Ah, you drank it, then!" a little uneasily, looking info her pale face.  "No, no, thank heaven I was nob that  foolish. You remember 'the Maltese cat  that made friends with me when we first  took these rooms?"  "Yes,'yes."  "Just when I was worrying over what  I should do, I heard her i,ry outside the  door. A sudden thought flashed into my  mind. I let her come in, poor,thing."  "Poor thins?" he echoes, his fiesh beginning to creep.  "My next move was to put the ��������� bowl  down on the floor, and pussy began to  eagerly lap up the contents. That was at  half-past nine o'clock exactly."  " Yes," his voice is low and awed now,  as though he has caught'the infection of  her alarm.        , ,  "When she had lapped about a. quart.',-  of the fluid,the cat stopped, and I brciitih;  lessly awaited the result."  "Well, what, came of it, dear?';  She points to something on the. floor.  ��������� "Under that traveling-shawl, Jack."  Ho springs forward, bends, and'snatches  the shawl away; then a cry bursts from-  his lips. Lying upon the floor is the  body of a gray cat, stretched in such a  shape that its death must have been one  of agony.  "Heavens, this is terrible!'" says Doctor Jack, as he stands there and gazes,  while Avis clutches hold of his arm in a  trembling way.    -' ���������  The thoughtc which almost paralyzes  Jack is in connection with Avis; what if  she bad taken some of this devil's broth.  Sure Providence has watched over-them  both,. '  :"I knew my enemies hated me, 'but it  never entered my mind that they* would  descend to such a thing as poison. What  more eciiild be expected in this country,  after a.'bitter civil war, when the passions  of men have been inflamed to the utmost.  It  it.  gave you a shock; I   don't   wondc  Grinding his teeth 'with rage,, ho takes  up tho defunct animal. His first, thoughi.  is 'to toss it o'nfc upon the street, but then  he remembers he may need some evidence.  "I will leave it in the hallway," he  says.  "But you arc not going out now,  Jack?"  "There is more reason than ever that I  shoulcl.seek the Inteudente; when such  diabolical business is being carried on he  should know the facts. I leave you  armed, Avis, and Larry is close at hand.  You are not afraid?"  "For myself���������no. lb is of you 1. .think,"  she replies, her old brave, nature asserting  itself.  "Do not worry. T shall take a carriage  at the door, and come back the same way.  The'distance, is not far. I will return in  an hour." .,  He examines tho beef tea that remains,  and even pours a portion into a vial.  "Perhaps he may wish to havo a sample analyzed. It may assist the ends of  justice, so I will go prepared."  Doctor Jack embraces his wife and  then leaves the apartment, taking the  poor feline with him. His feelings are  of a more intense form than when he  entered, for this last terrible blow of an  unscrupulous foe has unsettled his iron  nerves.  lb is evident that unseen enemies are,  around him, ready to strike in the dark.  He groans to think that Avis is here  with him, exposed to these dangers. If  she were only safe, he could better afford  to laugh at the plottings of his   enemies.  Below he finds Lorry, to whom he confides the new and alarming turn -.which  the case has taken. As might be expected, this worthy is' astounded, and shows  ii. on his face. Like a brave man he feels  able to meet open foes, but this cowardly  '-.way of seeking revenge, adopted by the  secret cabal against whom Doctor Jack  has pitted himself, is of, such a.terrifying, vindictive, diabolical nature that it  almost freezes the blood.  r     : -  Leaving the little man on guard, Jack  passes outside to find a vehicle <which  wili carry him to the Intendencia. Ono  happens to be near. It* looks like a lucky  chance, which he is only too. willing to  erAbrace.' Ii he did but know that this  same .'driver -has twice refused a fare  within the last half hour, perhaps his  suspicions might be the  sooner,  aroused.  The night ride begins. /  It is an ordinary hack in   which   Doctor Jack-finds himself.      He   pays   little-  attention to , the   vehicle,   itself, since its  erratic; movement   presently   engage   his  regard?.  The driver must be drunk, he at first  concludes. Then ib' .flashes through his  mind that when he held his brief conversation with this worthy the man gave  no evidence of'being under tbe influence  of liquor. Indeed, Jack was inclined to  believe him unusually bright and smart  for a Valparaiso Jehu.  This, then, brings the case down to  one of design. If the man is out of his  mind, there is a method in his madness.  His eccentric movements, passing up  one street and clown another, might do  for a man trying to throw another off  the track, but they are certainly entirely  out of place for a driver who has been  hired at a round figure to take a fare to  police headquarters as soon as possible.  "Confound the fellow, what can he  mean?" mutters the American, as for  the third time his vehicle leaves the  main avenue and plunges down into a  darker calle.  It has gone beyond a joke. Doctor Jack  hesitates a moment ere deciding what  ought to be done, and then pokes his  head out of tho window, 'half-expecting  to see some footpads with whom the  driver is in collusion.  The rattle of wheels drowns his voice  when he speaks, and he seriously contemplates firing a shot past the fillow's  ear that must bring him to terms. A  shout, however accomplishes the same  thing. The Jehu turns, beholds his fare  making a threatening movement, and  nulls. hastiljLUD.  jjoctor ."J acITJlercety demands the reason for his erratic movements, whereupon  the man abjectly apologizes. The only  'excuse he makes is that the pavement is  bad on certain sections of the ii^am  street, which it is policy on his part to  avoid.  "Well, get to tho office of the Inten-  dente as speedily as possible. It's all I,  ask."  Perhaps his excuse is valid,' but Jack  has seen enough of life to doubt it. He  believes the man has another motivei and  is in league with outside parries, though  what his purpose, may be is a'-mystery.  The night air is chilly,, but Jack'keeps  a window open, though he has to fasten ,  it, as some secret spring pushes- it shut.  His mind is wrought up by the recent  events that have occurred, and he finds  plenty to think about, Avhich will form.-  the basis of his conversation with the In-  tendente. '  Presently it strikes Jack that there is  a peculkir, though pleasant' odor in tho  vehicle. lie did not notice it when ho  entered, hence it -must, be exhaled from  ���������some receptacle as they jolt along over  the road.  He is at once suspicious. The very fact  that the odor has a soothing effect, and  makes him drowsy, causes alarm. Such  things.he has read of as happening in  London and Paris, where wonderful  games of fraud are inaugurated, but,who  vreukl dream^of such'a thing in old Valparaiso? ���������  -- Doctor Jack can circumvent a game  that is even bettor played than this. 'He  .puts his head out of the window, and ���������  breathes the fresh air of the night, which  invigorates him so , that he can decide'  upon his next move. On a former.occasion he remembers pulling himself' out'  of the window of a hack, and reaching  the roof. Ho tries ib again, and succeeds  as beforo, nor does the driver suspect, his  presence near until Jack gives him a dig  in the ribs that causes the fellow; to roar  aloud in sudden fright.  Turning,   he   beholds   his   faro coolly,-  seated on the   roof   of   the   vehicle, and  hears spoken in Spanish tho words:��������� .  "I'll finish the rido on top, man; the  odor of your vehicle cjoesn's ple'nso mo.  Now, mako a bee-line for our destination,  or I'll tumble you overboard in a jiffy."  Baffled in all ho'has undertaken the  Jehii heads once more for the main  street. His look amuses the American,  who would fain draw from him the secret  ho guards, but the fellow at least has the  merit of being taciturn when ugly. When  at length be alights before the . flaming  red lantern that marks the Inteudente's  office, Jack believes he can well afford to  spare the .driver who has played him  false, so he pays the fellow off and enters  the office. ' ,      o  '[TO be continued.]  Steerage Passengers.  "The Steorago of Today" is the title of  an article by H. Phelps Whitmarsh in The  Century.    Mr. Whitmarsh says:  Ono evening soveral members of steerage  No. 1 and I wcro grouped about the foremast, talking upon the all absorbing subject,- America. The conversation driftod  into an argument on tho equality of man,  and this, in turn, led- to a discussion as to  tho rights of tho saloon passengers.  "If wo ain't got no right to go into their  quarters, " said ono of the men, "wot right  'ave they to como into ours? It'd bo all  right if they bo'aved thcirselves, but they  don't, blast 'cm! Anybody'd think as  'ow wo was a lot of bloomin lepers, to seo  the way they carries on���������a-'oldin 'andker-  chiofs to their noses an a-droring tlioir silk  petticoats closoto 'em, an tiptooin an tit-  terin. 'Ho,;George,' says tho big woman  with diamonds in .'or ears, as come down  yesterday; ! the pore, bloom in crcech ahs,  but wot makes 'em smoll so?' Just as loud  as that, mind you. S'olp me, I could; 'a'  tore 'er to pieces!",,;'.;.    ;. , r   ,  As I happened to witness tho incident so  graphically described by tbo cockney, I  could not help feeling that his anger was  righteous."       ' : , ;���������  School Funds In Colonial Days.  Tho jogs for.tho :great fireplace, furnished by the parents of tho scholars, wero a  part of the school expenses) and in many a  school when a parent was tardy in tho do-  liyery of hisI winter's load of wood tho  ���������child suffered by banishment to tho farthest and coldest cornor of the schoolroom.  The teacher's pay was in any of the inconvenient and uncertain exchanges of the  day, wampum, beaver' skins, Indian corn,  wheat, peas, beans or any country product  known as truck. Whale oil and fish wero  paid to tho teachers on Cape Cod. It is  cold of a Salem school that ono scholar  was always placed in tho window to study  and also to hail occasional passersby and  rndoavor to sell to them the accumulation  of vegetables, etc., which had been paid to  the teacher.���������Chautauquan.  Tennyson and His Pipe.  Tennyson came to the library today  (1S52).. After a timo he said, "I must  have a pipe." Mr. Wild replied that ho  should oither go and smoko up tho chimney in tho back library or on the roof. Ho  choso the'latter, and I went to show him  how to thrust his hugo length through the  window. In a quarter of an hour he came  down greatly refreshed. During a. conversation on French affairs on tho day of  the christening of his child ho broko in  with his deep, sonorous voice, "By tho  holy Jiving God, Franco is in a loathsomo  stato.*'���������"Journals of Walter White."  Teacher���������Mountain climbing is said to  be healthful aud invigorating in its effects.  Do any instances of this occur to you?  Juvenile Pupil��������� Yes'm. The goat is n  mountain climber, and the goat is very  strong.���������Chicago Tribune.  The public impreseion that tbe dark continent is no longer the "unexplored" area  of the old maps is a mistake. What has  been dono is mostly to stake out territories along definite routes. Within theso  lines the country is generally as unknown  as in the time of Mungo Park.  The extravagance of the Roman ladies  of high rank was one of the prime causes  of tho fall of that rn^Vhty empire. Lolla  Poppea, who cut a wide swath in Nero'j  time, was the happy possessor of a gowu  said to havo cost nearly $1.1)1)0,000  ivj A' PEOBLEM SOLVED.
"Any children?" queried Rose 'gently.
He had just given her the interesting
Information that ho was a widower, although so young���r33 at tbe outside.
.' "One," he admitted, and hisdejocted
toiie seemed to imply that that one was
t. nn unsatisfactory possession���not quite
right in its bead, perhaps, or disfigured
with a harelip. "We bad only been
married a year, you know. She died
when it was born."    ,,,
"Ab-h!" breathed Rose, with soft in-
.tensity.    She did not like  to say more,
and  tbe womanly pity welling  out to
bini in his misfortune  was  sufficiently
expressed.    Having consumed the after
slimier cigaretto, indulged-in afc her ur-
. gent  bidding, he was  afc  liberty to re-
' ,fipond to ifc.    They exhaled  their  sighs
together. Ib was, in fact, a particularly
sympathetic night���mild, still, solitary,
with a beautiful moon.  They sat out. in
' it alone, tcte-a-tcte, on hammock chairs,
frco to sit thus till bedtime, while their
host and hostess, her undo  and   aunt,
dozed over newspaper  and knitting in
tho  drawing  room   behind  them,   tbo
���   world forgetting, by the wor,ld forgot.
".Son  or  daughter?"   Miss Lascclles
asked altera pause, not willing to break
,,   the thread of such an exquisite subject.
"A boy," said Mr! Bell, still  witli
that unfatberly air of discontent.  Somo-..
times .1 (wish ifc was a girl.    Sbo could
look after me by and,by. ' T could have
her  trained to bo my housekeeper  and
- cow my buttons on���thafc sort of thing,
you know.'?' .  . '     '   , '  '     '':./'
., "You would have to,wait a'long
,^'time," isaid' Rose. "Judging by���by
> your "looki," sbo turned admiring, eyes
upon his very comely person, "it must
- bo a perfect infant afc-present."
"Quito an,infant���thatjs���let mosc9
'���14 months and a lifcfclo over.    Yes, it
will bo 15 months on Thursday since he
was born, and lost his mother two days
'"   after."    ��� , ���
"Poor/poor little thing!" ejaculated
Rose. < l "" " -   ' tv
"Oh," laughed the young man in an
odd, mirthful way, "you needn't waste
your pity on him,, Miss Lascleles. lie's
all right���oralis in fat���never ailed a
thing in his life���-might tako tho prize
in-- a baby show. So they tell me. I
haven't seen him myself for a good
while."
"You haven't?" cried Rose, smilingly  indignant.    "Well, you. are  a nice
- Eort of  parent, I must say.   Don't you
have liim with you at home, then?"
"I haven't got a home.   I gave ifc tip
when  my poor girl  died.    What's the
use of a homo to me?  I should never bo
thcro.    My&busincss :takc3  mo all over
���   the country, and you can't leave a bouse
aiid a young child to servants.   Tbo little  time  that  I "did try to carry en by
myself they played tbe deuce  with ev-
r erything, -child  and   all. - Ono woman
' started feeding""ifc with thick arrowroot.
She'd havo'killed it to a certainty."
"Yes, indeed. The idea! But it's incredible what somo fools of women will
do in tbo way of mismanaging a baby.
I used to seo a great deal cf that when
I ���was a district visitor. " <
"A mother of half a dozen, too," said
Mr. Bell reflectively, lighting another
cigarette. "Then a girl who'd never
had any took to tho job like a duck to
j, water���know just what to do and how
to do ifc.   I will say that for her."
"Tbo instinct is in us all," remarked
Miss Lascclles dreamily to tbe man in
the moon, who seemed to survey tbe
couple with his tonguo in histcheck,
"or if not ifc ought to bo. I'm sure I
could give many a mother points, as
you call it."
"I'vo no doubt you could. I beard
somebody say tbe other day that mothers aro born, not; made���very tine too.
You eco it in tbe littlo girls nursing
their dolls. I don'fc think anything cf a
sho child that doesn't want a doll as
Boon as ifc can speak.''
"I always loved them," declared
Rose.
Ho leaned forward to look afc a spider's web. that the silver light had just
touched, making it shino out from its
background of dark leaves and veranda
posfc, and there was danger of rupture
to the delicate thread of the topic that
was weaving so charming a conversation, wherefore tho young lady hastened to inquire what had become of his
littlo son.
"I suppose," ehe said, "he iswifch
his mother's .people?"
Slowly resuming his attitude of repose, Mr. Bell puffed awhilo in silence;
then answered: "No-o, ,"'not'.-exactly..
With a friend'of his mother's; not her
family. Unfortunately her family is in
England; so is mine. Neither of us had
a soul here belonging.to us. That was
just tho difficulty."
"It must have been a great difficulty," murmured Rose in a feeling tone.
"I believe you,'' assented Mr. Bell,
with emphasis. "Infact^ ifc pufc-mo into
the most ridiculous hole, the most confounded fix���nno thafc- I can't for .the
life of me see my way out of, one that���
However,- X mustn't talk about ifc to
you. It's not a thing that one ought to
talk about to anybody."
And yet he yearned to talk about it
now 'and  to  this  particularly   sympathetic woman, who was not young and
giddy, but, liko hi-mself, far out cf her
teens and experienced in the troubles of
life such as weighed him down.    There
was " something about her,'' he thought;
that irresistibly  appealed  to him, and
he did  not know what; but an author,
who knows everything, knows what it
was.  It was tho moonlight night.
A few words from her. backed by the
"I'm so sorry," she murmured.  '
if  I don't know what'thOjtrouble
nameless influences or tne ncur, unloosed his tongue. ��,
"You mustn't think mean unnatural
parent," he said. "It's not that afc all.
I'm awfully foncl of him. I've got his
photograph in my pocket. I'll show it
to you when we go in���-the last one for
tbo time being. __ I gefc a new ono about
once a month���a regular Mollin's food,
series, in all sorts of get up; clothes and
no clothes, but all "as fat as butter and
grinning from ear to ear with tbe joy of
life.  You never saw guch a fetching iii<
tie cuss.   I'd give anything to gefc holn,
' of him���if I could.''
"But surely���his own father"���
"No.    Ifc sounds absurd to you, naturally, bufc-thafc's because you don't understand the situation."
"I can't conceive of any situation"���
"Of course not. It's a preposterous
Bifcuation, and I just drifted into it, I
don'fc know how���oh, I do know! It
was for tho child's own sake. So that
you really miist'nofc call me a heartless
parent any more, Miss Lascclles. Nobody would do that who knew what I'd
suffered for him." Mr. Bell took the
second cigaretto frcm his mouth'and
sighedr.deenlv.  "Even in tbe beginning
it wonia nayo oeen difficult to got out
of it,' havingoncogot in," ho continued,
after a pause, "but'ifc has been going'en
bo long, getting worse and worse every
day and every hour, till uow'Tm tangled nil andfhelpless, like that moth in
that spider's web"���pointing to a little
insect tragedy going on beside tbem.
Miss Lascolles leaned forward, resting her arms on her knees and "spreading her banns in' tho enchanting moonlight,'which' made them look'white as
pearls and made her rather worn face
look as if finely carved in ivory. Ifc was
a graceful, thoughtful, confidential
pose, and her eyes,' uplifted, gleamed
just under his eyes, ineffably soft and
kind.
'But
is���
Oh, don't tell me if you'd rather not!
I can't help you, can I? I do wish I
could.", ,. ,
, "So do I. But I'm afraid nobody can
help me. And yet;���perhaps a fresh eye
���a woman's clearer insight;"��� He
paused, irresolute, then succumbed to
temptation. "Look here, Miss Lascolles,
I'll just tell you how it is if you'll
promise not to speak of ifc again. You
are no gossip, I know���you will understand���and ifc will bo such a blessed relief to tell somebody. And perhaps you
could advise me, after all"���
''Let mo try," she broke in encouragingly. For an instant her pearly hand
touched his sleeve. "You may trust
mo," sho said.    ��
"I'm sure of  it.   I'm sure of it," he
.responded warmly.    lie flung away the
remnant of the second cigarette, took a
moment to collect himself and plunged
headloug.
"You see, we had nobody belonging
to us in this country. I camo out to
make a living and a home for her���too
crowded up in England���and as soon as
I'd got a bit of a steady incomo I sent
for her to join me. Of course we had to
bo married from somewhere, and some
kind old people that I knew took her off
tbe ship and looked after her for a day
or two, and we drove to church from
their house. Their daughter acted as
bridesmaid, and she and my wife got to
be great chums. Sho used to come and
stay with us a good deal���ifc was lonesome for the poor girlin a strangoland,
and mo so much away���and wo used to
put up with them when wo went to
town. In1 fact, they were what you
might call bosom friends. That was
jusfc the difficulty."
"You are speaking," queried Rose
gently, "of tho person who has the'
baby?"
"Exactly. Ah, I see you begin to understand."
"I think so," said Rose, with a smile
broad enough to bo visiblo in any kind
of moonlight. "But what was tho difli-
culty?"
"Well, you know, being so really
fond cf her and all that���wishing to
do it for the sako cf her dead friend,
what could I say? Especially as those
women were killing tbe unfortunate
brat between tbem. Sho was not; so very
young and was evidently clever at; managing"���'  .      ' ;. ;;.'.';.
" Yes," interposed Rose, smiling stilL
"And peculiarly situated for  undertaking  tho  job���much   as you are situated hcro-r-living with two  old folk"
who  doted  on   her  and wero  only too.
pleased to let her do whatever she liked,
fond of a baby, and iu want of somo object  in   life, and so cii. . But chiefly it-
was for Mabel's sake.   To sco poor Ma
bel's child messed and mauled about by
a sefc of   bungling,   ignorant  creatures,
who bad no interest whatever in it, was
mere than she could stand, she said.   To
tell the. truth, I couldn't stand it either,
and she begged me to let her have it tc
lbok after, as there was no female friend
or relative  nearer  to it than she was.
What could I  do?   She lived in a nice,
healthy  spot,   and   there was   the  old
mother with her experience, and I was
obliged to  go away, and���and���-well, I
just had to say 'yes'-and be thankful to
do ifc.    We got the���the doctor found a
������we engaged the sort of nurse that does
everything, ycu know, a fine, strapping'
young woman, in tho pink of condition,
and  away they went  to Melbourne together.  And at the'first blush the worst
of  tho  trouble  seemed over instead  cf
just beginning.  I gave up my bouse and
stored the  furniture and went off after
my    necessary .   business,     miserable
enough,   as you  may  suppose, bufc  afc
least with an easy mind about the boy.
As far  as  ho was concerned, as  far as
poor, dear Mabel was concerned, l rerc
that I had acted for the best. For the
matter of thafc, looking afc the business
from their point of view, it appears
even now that I did act for the best.
Indeed, I don't for the lifo of'me understand how any man could have acted
otherwise under the circumstances."
��� The listener listening intently hero
put a quiet question, "Did you pay her?"
which caused the narrator to wince liks
a galled horse.,       j
"Ah, there you hit the weak spot,
Miss Lascelles, right in the bullseye!"
he declared, sighing furiously. "If I
could have paid her,- of course there'd
have been nc difficulty at all, bufc she
wouldn't be paid." (Q
-  "You ought to have  insisted on it,"
said Rose severely.
"I did insist. I insisted all I knew,
bufc she said it waa a labor of love for
her - friend aud seemed so hurt afc tbe
idea of money being brought into the
question that I was ashamed to press
her beyond a certain point. She let me
pay for the nurse's board, and that'i
all. Tho baby didn't eac anything, y.o
sco, and they were- comfortably oil',
with lots of Sparc room in their house,
'and I just looked on in asa sort of temporary yisifc until wc should bo able to
���turn round a bit. But"���with another
sigh���"bo's there yet."
Miss Lascolles nodded, with an air of
utter wisdom.
"Of course vou went often to seo tho
child?"     ,     "     f
' "Whenever I was in town, and found
him always tho same,, so beautifully
cared for that, upon my.soul, I never
saw a baby in my life so "sweet and
clean.and wholesome looking, jolly as a^
little sand boy all the timej too."
"That means that ho had a perfect con-
i ititution, inherited from you evidently.
And you were fortunate in the' nurse":"
"Very fortunate!? But ifc appeared
thafc beyond���beyond running the commissariat department, so*to.'speak, she
did next to nothing for him.; Miss���the
lady I spoke of���did everything, made
herself a perfect slave to him.''
"Bought'his clothes?", .
"Ob," groaned the' wretched man,
"I suppose so! What did I know about
a baby's clothes? And she wouldn't
answer my questions���said he was all
right and didn't want for anything, as
I could see .with my own, eyes. I (tried
making presents, used to send^gamq and
th'ines. found out her birthday and cave
ner a jewel, tooii every tinunue l could
get to work off tbo obligation, but it
was no use. l She gave me a birthday-
present after I'd given her one. "
"Well, if moths'will go into spiders'
webs," remarked his companion, "they
must; take the consequences."
"Sometimes they got'helped out,".he
replied. "Some beneficent, godlike being puts out an omnipotent finger"���
He looked  at her ��� and she looked at
him.    At  this moment they seemed to
'havo known one another intimately for
' years.    The moon again.'
���   "Tell   mo   everything,"    she    said,
, "and I'll help yon out."
So then ho told her that he had been
giving up tbe habit of frequently visiting his son. Cowardly and weak, he
knew, but the thing was too confoundedly awkward, too  embarrassing  alto-
He squirmed a littlo m his chair, btit
confessed as required.   -
"Well���but it's a caddish thing to
say���1 think she does expect-it. And
hasn't she tho right to expect it? However, that's neither hero nor there.' The
point is that in common honor and honesty, in common manliness, I should repay her if I can, and there's no other
way���at least I can't seo any other way
Ifc is my fault, and not hers, that 1
don't tako to,tho notion, for a better
woman never walked, nor one that
would make a better mother to the boy
but somehow vou do like to have  your
> i1
rreo choice, don't you?" -      ,    '
"And ought to have ifc," quoth Rose
Fwith energy, "and must have it auc
shall. Now listen, Mr. Bell"���address
ing him in such a tone of confidence ano
encouragement'that ho felt suroshewas
going to cut his bonds forthwith. "You
have asked me to help you, and I can
help you. - Ifc will be perfectly easy, situated as I am here. Ho will not miss
her after a couple of days, and sho has
really no earthly right either to him or
to you, and ifc would give me the greatest pleasure you can imagine. This is
what you must do." She leaned forward in her chair and gazed earnestly,
into his paling face. "You must just
hand that baby over to me. "���Exchange.
BEAUTIFUL SHADES.
SUNSHINE  FROM LAMPS FOR CHEER-
'  ' LESS  DAYS. .
olU
j
USES OF PATE DE FOIE GRAS.
gether.
"But sho writes.    Sho writes  a  full
report  every  week, tells  mo  what he
weighs and when he's got; a fresh tooth
and how he crawls about the carpet and
into her bod cf a morning and imitates
the   ca'   mewing,   and   drinks   I don't
know how many pints  of  new milk  a
day, and  all   thafc sort of   thing.    I believe  tho  rascal  has tho appetite of  a
young   tiger, and  yet  I   can't   pay for
what-ho eats.    The nurse was long ago
dispensed with, so  thafc  I've not  even
her board to send a check for, thafc the}
might by chance make a trifle of  profit
out of.    Ifc seems too late now to simply
take tho child away, and there leave it.
I haven't the unspeakable shabbiness,
the brazen impudence,  tho mean self
ishnoss to do such a thing, and besides
he might come to any sort of grief, poor
little  chap, in   that  case.    There's  no
doubt;  in   the' world that  her taking of
him   and   doing for  him have been the
salvation of  bis health and perhaps his
life. And I know, by what she tells me
thafc he regularly dotes on her���as so ho
ought���and would howl his very head
off  if  we took  him  from  her.   What
could I do with him if I did take him:
I've no home, and nobody to look after
ifc if I bad, and hired  servants aro the
deuco with a lone man at their mercy;
Ifc would bo worse now than   ifc was at
first.    And   so"���with a heavy sigh���
"you see tho situation.   I'm just swallowed up, body and bones, drowned fathoms deep, in a sea of debt and obligation that I can never  by any possibility
struggle out of, except"���
Ho paused and blushed.
"Except," continued Rose, with  th*
candid air of a kind and sensible sistei
"except  by  marrying her, you  mean1
Yes,   I seo the situation.    I  appreciate
your point of-view. I should understand
it if it wero not that she unquestionably
laid the trap for you deliberately, just
as  thafc  spider  laid  his for moths and
flies, and marriage by.capture has gone
out."
"Oh, don'fc say that!" tho man pro-
, tested in haste. "I would not for a moment accuse her of that. She was Mabel's friend. It was for her���ifc was of
pure womanly compassion for tho
motherless child afc any rate in the beginning, and even now I have no right
whatever to suppose"���,
"But you know ifc all the same.
Every word you have said to me tells
me that you know it. You may as well
be frank."
How   to -Prepare   Daintier.    From    This
U\-imous and ISxpeiibive Comestible.
'In a stress of circumstances considerable can be'done with pate do foio gras
us a forcemeat. It makes delicious little
croquettes and excellent pattios. As force-,
meat to, incase oysters for frying or as a
cover to coquillcs of chicken'or any dainty
minco this famous potted 'meat/', m.fdc
from tho fatted livers of Sfcrassburggoe'so,
is unrivaled. <
The old idea that geeso were specially
tortured by being deprived of water in
order to increase the size of their livers
for this preparation is saici to 'be a mistaken one. Tho geese, ifc is said, are
merely tied up and. fed generously ��� on
cornmeal. Pato do foio gras,is always expensive. A half pint jar costs from $1 to
$1.25. It will make only six croquettes.
The truffles with which tho meat of the
fatted livers is mixed, acid something'to
its'cost. The smallest jar of truffles, holding only a fow of the precious fungi,
costs 60 cents. Those canned truffles are
quite inferior to tho fragrant fresh truffles
shown in baskets, in Parisian, markets.
They have lost their pleasant odor, and
much of their flavor has gone.   ���
To make foie gras croquettes minco fine
a' tablespoonful of nice smoked beef
tongue which has been well boiled. 'Measure the tongue after mincing it. Add half
a pint of foio gras .put" up as a single
forcemeat with truffles. Add half a cup
of simple cream sauce. This is made'by,,
melting a teaspoonful of butter in a
saucepan, adding tho same amount of
flour and when mixed half a cup of rich
milk. Stir well, add1 a mushroom minced
flno and whito pepper and salt. Let the
sauce simmer two or three'minutes,, stirring it constantly." Add it to tho tongue
and foie gras.
It must bo remembered that the pate
de foie gras is already seasoned. Add to
the croquefcfco mixture merely half a glass
of .madeira and a largo tablcepoonful of
meat glaze. Tho last; can bo purchased
already prepared. Heat the mixture,
which must be soft when hot, but firm
enough to form into croquettes when cold.
Shapo it when thoroughly cold in six
croquettes in any form you plcaso. An
oblong shapo is always a good one. Roll
the croquettes in beaten egg aud then in
sifted bread crumbs and lay them in a
croquette basket. Lower them into a pot of
fat deep enough to cover them and steaming hob in tho center. Fry them three
minutes, when they should bo an even,
rich brown. Clusters of green parsley or
pale green chervil placed at each end of
the platter on which tho croquettes are
served will bo sufficient decoration,
though chefs sometimes add a garnish of
truffles.
A Herringbone Charm.
This was a case nt Hertford petty sessions in which a wife endeavored unsuccessfully to obtain a separation from her
husband. Defendant said the whole
cause of the trouble was that his wife
had unfortunately taken to drink, and
also thafc sho was always consulting a
forfcune-teller. Defendant produced from
a parcel a well-worn vest, and, pointing
to an object which had been tacked to
the cloth inside tbo lining, explained
that it; was a charm placed/there by his
wife. A neighbor had told her that when
the charm withered he would die.
The Clerk (to complainant)���Did you
put thafc in? ''.'.' -
Complainant���Yes; I put ifc in to stop
his jealousy and to make him give over
fighting.
The Clerk���And this is the nineteenth
century!    What is the charm?
Complainant���A herringbone.
Tho Clerk���Any particular bono?
Complainant���I don't know.    It came
out of a herring.
The Clerk���And it has not had the de-
shed effect;?
Complainant���I don'fc know. I think
not.
Tho Clerk���That is a great pity, as it
is so cheap a charm that wo might have
supplied three charms free from the court
on application, for jealous husbands.
Complainant���I don't know why it did
not work. It has succeeded in a number
of cases.
The Clerk���If it is possible to cure a
man of his jealousy so cheaply, I wonder
it has not been tried before. " .
Tho defendant said he had never been
a b^d man to his wife, but he thought it
tiuie to say something when she struck
Mm over the head wifch the rolling-pin.
Perhaps the charm was upside down.
His Assistant.
Doctor���Your husband is in a most
critical condition. I think I ought to have
somo assistance.
Patient's Wife���Just as you say, doctor.
But (shuddering) it seems horrible to
send for the   undertaker   so   soon.-
. Kit�� of Afternoon Tea���Pen Pictures ot
an Attractive English Drawing Room.
Materials and Plana For Slaking Lovely
lamp Shades. -' ,,
If English 'winter days are  gray and
cheerless, tho  sky leaden  and   tho streets
colorless and depressing, whilo other coun-;
tries boast of  their  brilliant winter sun- ,
-shino, blue skios and dry, bracing climaio
(and ifc .would bo useless for us to attempt   ,
to compete" with them in  these  respects),   J
yet  no  country  can  equal  tho comfort,,
beauty and cheerfulness of an English interior���the great glowing open lire, flash- >-.
ing on tho colored tiles; tho wide, inviting
armchairs, tho hospitable rite of afternoon  -
tea, with   its bright  silvor, dainty china,
hot muffins  and othor British . delicacies^
and over all the glamour of the softening, - /
seductive rays of  the silken shaded lamp.
In  every corner, of  tho  ylobe  where  tbo
English sunshino^socker wanders yon will-
rflnd  him with'Ms "tea   basket, "or still  "
cruder contrivance, trying to remind him-
solf of that hour at homo, when tho odor
of  tho fragrant tea leaf  is wafted abroad   "
and  the  cheerful  lamps aro  brought in,
making  sunshine within if  not without. -
It is not so much tho tea tho cxileJ yearns^ (
for  as  that he is homesick' for tbo hour. "
Indeed, one almost woloomes  tho dreary
autumn days for  tho sako of ,tho comfortn
which reigns within doors, and undoubt- ;
edly one of  the most important additions
to  that comfort  is well  distributed  and
deftly shaded" artificial light on which we' -
*ore so specially dependent. ,
There is iiowadays'room for tho display- s
.of much  artistic  tisto and  ingenuity in_
tbe choice, manufacture  and .remodeling
of electric light, lamp and  candlo shades   -
and  in  suiting them  to and associating-r
thorn with their surroundings so .that they f��-
shall not only appear things of  beauty in.\T,,
themselves, but shall add a cbarin "tb,theO.Y
general scheme of furnishing.,   Each soa-^. "
son brings with it certain  slight changes -'
and novelties."  The' tendency is toward -;_
' added height, and where the chimney used';
to show above  tho"opening  in   tho  shade
there now almost invariably rises a frame;    '.
work, covered with frayed out ruching or' .'
curved  oub  points, covered  plainly  with"'
silk or perhaps,edgcd with a tiny quilling." "'
thus  entirely concealing the working ap- .'
paratus and making'tho lamp look like an.-
enormous overblown silken blossom. '. In-i,
deed,   the  size and'elaboration' of  lamp
shades have increased with each successive    ;
season," until  now three or  even four ma- .'
terials   aro frequently  employed' in  the
more  decorative of the  latest specimens.'' /
That most'fascinating,   but,  alas!   most''
perishable of materials, chiffon, is largely
pressed into the service, ltiis used instead  ,
of laco or,in combination'with it.   'Some-J,;
times ,ifc, is-richly embroidered, andv one,    ���
very elegant  shaclo was composed'of^ sul-    '
phur colored chiffon, having a kind of ap- _'
plique ornamentation of  small   black vel-,\\
vet crescents.  These elaborate lampshades
are, of  course, cosfcly^to  buy ready made,' ",'
but there is nothiug in their manufacture -
which  tho  dainty fingered; skilled  home  ;
worker may not accomplish ,sm half- the
cost.   ' i       '        *
One of tho novelties which appeals par-   >
ticularly to tho rosources of  the amateur
worker���as it permits of  tho employment ,(
of odds  and  ends  of silk���is the  shade ,.
composed of two contrasting colors.    Pale
pink and eau de nil, for instance, or pink
and  yellow, or  whito and  yellow, which
latter combination   is  specially effective  <
and lovely on a largo white china lamp, in
combination   with   yellow  flowers.    The
plain, round empiro shades aro  still used
both for candles and for lamps.c Although
rather  stiff  in  appearance, there  is one
pretty fancy to which they lend themselves
particularly well, and that is tho employment of pressed ferns and flowers in their '
manufacture,   or   rather   ornamentation,
by laying them upon the plain silk surface
of  the  shade  and  keeping tbem in their  -
places by covering tbern^ with, fine, closely
6tretchcd tulle or flrib brussels net.    Tbe
effect of  tho  light shining   through tbe
pressed fern is very lovely.
A shade or set of shades covered with
whito silk may bo made to do duty iD a
great varioty of different decorative
schemes by the usoof different colored ribbons. Choose rather narrow ribbon of
whatever may be tbe tint of the flowers
and decorato tho white lamp shade with it
according as best suits its form; a band
or frill or ruche round the top with one or
two jaunty little bows and one or two
slanting bands brought across tbe shade to
its edgo, and again finished off with bows,
or, if it bo a pointed shade, the points may
be outlined with a narrow quilling of the
ribbon.'
Chino ribbon in pink and green on a>
white shade, with the vases' filled with
pink and whito carnations and feathery
greenery, is quite charming, or, again, a
cool, and novel effect is produced by employing for the table decorations a good
blue china, such as Dresden, Royal Danish
or tho bluo Crown Derby, and, using this
as tho leading motif, deck tho lampshades
with ribbon of the samo touo of bluo and
employ whito blossoms. If tbo result be
too cold to please, a touch of red or pink
would givo tho' desired brilliance
A whito silk or chiffon and laco lamp
shado, decorated with trails of crimson -,
autumn foliago, such as tho ampelopsis,
which takes on such gorgeous tints in tho
autumn, or oven tho small leaved Virginia
creeper, is.an, object of tho most exquisite
beauty, and tho good effect may bo further
enhanced by using some of the scarlet
trails upon tho whito tablecloth.
Lamp shades for studies and for common, everyday use aro best made as simply as possible, without lace or other fragile '
elaboration. .A china silk, having a small
conventional design neatly and very closely drawn on a simple frame, trimmed only
With frills, has a pleasing and appropriate
effect.
Pleaso remember that the lifo of all lamp
shades would be moro than doubled if in
tho evening when tho lights aro extinguished they wero carefully put away in a
cardboard box instead of being left to
gather dust through tho night and then
handled roughly by dirty fingers when tho
fires are made in tho morning.���-London
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������ w=> ���������><*.:.���������  'g"1-'!'Mfe  LOCAL BRJEFS.  Mr. James Dunsmuir  left  Friday morning for Victoria.  The wife and daughter of Aid.  Calnan are visiting-in Nanaimo.  Mr.-A. Dick, Inspector of Mines, was a  passenger on the down trip of the City of  Sauaimrt-  Two gentlemen representing tho B. 0. Co  of Vancouver are in tho district taking pic-  $are3 of residences and busineao places.  There were seven convictions in  the Chinese cases Thursday. The  ������nes imposed were $25 and costs.  ��������� THIS IR A SNAP.���������One half Lot 4 in  Block 5, on   Penrith   Ave.,   second   houeo  ' west  of ' English   Church.    Neat   cottage,  also stable.    See Frank <T. Dalby,'Agent.  The H, Jvl. S. Amphion has been at  the Bay for some time', and on the i6th  the, Quadra arrived. A survey of the har  bour is in progress  We noticed Saturday thafc Mr. Cairns  jvas cutting down the thistles along the  road side in front of his lands���������a good example..  The framework of John Wilson's  hotel.at Union Bay is up, and in a  few wegks the building will be finished.  FOR SALE.���������My farm    160 acres,   about  '    30. acres perfectly cleared, aud about 30  "acres   cleared   but' not    stumped,   3������  miles from Comox wharf, also one good  milk cow for   sale.���������W. Ajtderxon.  Rev. W. Hicks preached Sunday, evening  hi favor ef prohibition, a very interesting  sermon, to a good sized audience. It was  the first gun   ia  the   plebisc;te   campaign.  The school house lot is   being  cleared for the new school building  for  Cumberland. and Union,   the  plans for which building will be up  to-;morrow (Wednesday.)  MiBS Sarah,Lewis, has returned from Victoria, .where she graduated at St. Ann's  Academy with high honors, bringing with  her a gold medal, &a a testimonial of her  good conduct 'and efficiency.  LOST���������A woman's  gray fur cape, on the  road leading   to   Courtenay,   between   the  railroad and one and a half miles   north   of  " r - t  John Piket's.    Finder will please leave it at  News Office for the owner.  Mr. P. 0. L. Harris of Victoria will arrive next Wednesday aud speak at Courtenay during the weel; on Prohibition, and  occupy Rev. Mr. Tait's pulpit Sunday, aud  Sunday evening the pulpit of Rev. Mr.  Hicko of Cumberland.  COAL   SHIPPED.  July 15���������Str New England, 111 .tons  coal.  *|       San Mateo, 4,400 tons of  coal for  Los Angeles.  *.*        Tug Tepic, 450 tons coal.  y       Maude, 138 tons coal.  i-i       Rapid Transit, cargo coal for oane,  Seattle.  July 18���������Kildonan, 198 tons coke.  i  "        Maude, 139 tons coal.  "       H. M. S. Amphion, 207 tona co&i,  Warrimoo due to-day.  Sautrani is loading.  Minneola is duo.  ��������� Passenger List.  July 13th City of Nanaimo: Miss Craw-  ford, Miss Whifctier, Miss Carto, Sandall,  Mrs. A. Lawsbn, Miss A. Lawaon, Miss G-.  L. Davie, i#iss Carr, F. R. Martin, S. Mo  JT-Kvifcfc, J. Frew, R. Bonnie, jW. A. Allan,  TV. Short, J. Walker, Mrs. Walker, Mrs.  Sage, Mrs. C. C. 'Weston, Selina O'Brien,  Miss McNeil, D. .Steel, W. Steel, Miss Steel  A. Dick, Er. Tomb, J. W. Saunders, S. H.  ������!raydon, Mr. and Mrs. J. Roe, Miss Bair-  fiekl, Coburn, Misa  Davie.  A Pioneer G-ona. .  Fred A. Saunders, brother of  Henry Saunders, of Victoria, died  at Alberni yesterday. He was  one of the early pioneers of Alberni  arno.-'g the first to take claims up  in that district.  Spain. Suspends Payment.  London, July 15���������According to a  special from Mndncl, tiie government has  decided to suspend payment of salaries  of civil and militaiy servants as the  msney is needed for war purposes.  .CORPORATION OF THE CITY^ OF  CtnfflBEE.Ii'AJND. '  A Pjr-law for levying a Road  Tax for  the Year 1898  Whereas it is deemed expedient and necessary that provision be made tor necessary  expr-nses of the Corporation of the City of  Cumbsrland,  Now therefore the City of Cusfosrland  enacss 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  aona between the ages of twenty-one aud  fifty years of ago, residing within the City  00 Cumberland, except those already jwaesa.  ed by the Corporation.  IT. The aforesaid tax shall be due and  payable to the Collector s������ the Corporation  of the City of Cumberland at his oihca within the said Corporation on tho first day of  August 1898. , '  III. This By-law may be cited as the  Road Tax By-law 1S9������.  Read the first time in opon Council the  24th day of June 1898.  Read the second and third time the 24th  day of June 1898. , .  Reconsidered and finally adopted, the  seal of the City attached thereto and ninn-  bered the 12th day of July 1898.  L. W. Nunns, Lewis Mounce  Ci y Clerk.  "    Mayor <>  Mortgage Sale  AJortgage Tenders addressed to the ander-  sigaed and posted to him will be received  up to noon of the 18th day of July ISO'S for  the purchase of that certain piece of property described as,,follows: East half of Lot  Teh, Block Ten, City of Cumberland.  The title deeds may be inspected and further information received by aplyins? at the  office of the underargued. The highest, or  any tender not fnec'essivv.ly accepted. Dated  June 27th 1898 .  ���������    Louis P. Eckscein,   First   Street  Cumberland, B. C, Solictiorfor mortgages.,  CHINESE AGT .AGAIN  SUSTAINED,  Nanaimo, July 15.���������It is just  learned that Anti-Chinese Act has  been sustained by the full court in  the .case of Bryden vs. Union Colliery Co. The company was given  leave to appeal to the Privy Council. .  Corporation of the City  of Cumberland  City of Cumberland, Court  of  '   r Revision.  Mortgage Sale  Mortgage tenders addressed to the under  signed and posted to him will be received  up to noon of "the ISth day of July 1898 for  thppurchase ot that cerbain piece of property described as follows: West half of Lot  Ten, Block Ten, City of Cumberland,  The title deeds may be inspected and further information received by applying at  the office of the undersigned. The highest  or any tander not necessanlyaccepted. Dated  June 27th 1S9S  Louis P. Eckstein First Street Cumberland, B. Ot Solicitor for the mortgagees  Soapy Smith' Death.  Victoria, Soapy Smith, the gambler at Skagway has met his death  after a, desperate struggle, at the  hands of Frank Keid, city survey-;  or at Skagway. It appears that  D. Stuart, a returned Klondiker,  was robbed of a sack of $3,000 by  Smith's gang. An indignation  meeting was .called for the arrest  of Soapy and and his gang. Smith  went down with intention of breaking up the meeting, but found himself guarded, and then and there  met his death by a rifle ball. The  gang of gamblers have fled and  ���������Skagway will be a safe place for a  time at least.  Terms of Capitulation.  New York, July 16���������Special to the  Journal from Siboney, gives the following  terms of capitulation:  That 20,00.0 refugees at Caney be returned into the city. American infantry  patrol to be posted ' in the region surrounding the city. Our hospital corps is  to give attention to the sick and wounded. All Spanish troops in the province  to come to the city and surrender gi|ns.  Defences of the city, to be turned over to  Americans in good order. Americans to  have free use of Juragua railway, which  belongs to the Spaniards.. All Spaniards  to be conveyed home m American ships  in least possible delay.  A. H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer  will attend to all sales in the district en  reasonable terms  ' NOTICE is hereby giyen that the Court  of Revision'for the purpose ,of hearing all  complaints against the assessment of 1S98  as made by the assessor of the City of Cumberland, will be held at the Council Chamber, Gity Hall on Monday 5,2nd day of August A. D. 1898, at 10 o'clock A. M. ���������  ' By Order  Lawbence Wm. Nunns,  City Clerk.  Cumberland, B. C, July 7,; 1898.  Oervera Has a Sea voyage.  Particulars of Santiago's Fall.  1 Playa Del Este, July 15���������Santiago has  surrendered.' A commission is now arranging, its terms. Probably.''- Spanish  army will accept parole and be returned  to Spain. We insist on immediate -possesion of the city. . Our anny will enter  to-night.  ��������� Port Allonion, July 15^-Menaced by  Americans on land and'sea,' disheartened by past defeat, without hope of victory, we have submitted to the inevitable  and surrendered���������signed Toral.  t  The power of Spain in ea.si.ern Cuba is  crushed. The end came ^swiftly and unexpectedly. The Santiago campaign  with its deeds of splendid daring and  dark with its' record of slaughter has  paved the way,'it is hoped, to peace.  The command to surrender had been  so emphatic that the army forsook the  idea of victory without bloodshed. Noon  today had had been set for final assault  upon the city. To-day was looked forward to as the greatest in the history of  the campaign, when soon after 2 o'clock  this afternoon Sampson received the signal that Gen. Toral had surrendered.  The admiral could scarcely credit the  news.  Spanish Disaster near Manila.  London, July 15.���������Despatch  .from Manila says Spanish gunboat  Leyte which was to bring General  Monet's column from Macabore in  meeting with an Amerian warship  cast off her boats, which surrendered to the Americans. In the mean  time the troops in the boats were  compelled by the sailors to beach  the boats. The sailors" made the  best of their way to Horine.  Madrid, 15.���������Capt, Gten, Augusti  telegraphs as follows: Gen. Monet's  column unable to hold out in Macabore, left in boats towed by gunboat Leyte, to seek reinforcements,  they were stopped by Americans  and made prisoners by a company  of Insurgents. An official enquiry  has been ordered into the conduct  of Gen. Monet.  Successful Spy.  London, July 15���������A dispatch, from  Gibraltar gives a long story of Apsendo,  a wealthy American, who was lionized  for six weeks at Madrid, who dined with  Adm.iial Camata, who inspected the fleet  and defences and in, every way won the  confidence of the Spanish officials, only  to disappear the moment a warrant was  issued for his arrest. H������ turned up  afterwards at Algiers and confessed that  his name was Fernandez and that he  was a captain in the American army.  His Spanish descent enabled to deceive  Spaniards while acting as the confiden-,  tial agent of the U. S. Government.  Melt's and Boys? U^derWear,  -' JMtojiiWt'aiid Ga^mere Sofifcs,:  ai}d a big line of 'Men's 'S>tfe&t*  ers, ii* all colors.  This is without exception   the   best, assort,  orient we have ever shown in these goods. J  -;> ,<- '  Fruit and Ornamental Trees.  SHRUBS, ROSES,  RHODODEN-       '  ' DKO"NTS. GREENHOUSE AInD  '      ���������    ,   BEPiNtt OUT PLANTS.  ' Agrloultiiral. ImpIeiiieBts  SPRAY PUMPS,   FERTILIZERS,  BEES  and BEE SUP-PLIES.  Most Complete *������tock  in Mo   U*  HO AGENTS. Catalogue Fuee,  -M, J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster Soad,  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  .riffflffiiffHw--��������� LIVERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at---  MsonaMeJMees  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B. C.  Society     Cards  I    O    O.   F.  Union Lodge. No. rr. meets e ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.'  F. A. Anley, R. S.       ���������  Teaming %  Live  I am prepared to  fuynisti Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.,  D. Kilpatriek,  Union, B. C.  x    also    x  Horseshoing and  GENERAL  icksmithing*  Mara P, Iailis,  Notch Hill Ranch,  Nanoose Bay, B. C.  Breeder of thoreughbred and hfyfa  class white Plymouth Rocks, Black..  LANGSHANGS. Over- 170 prizes won  in the last five years. At Vancouver's,  recent Show," out of an entry of 28,  birds 26 secured prizes.  I gaurantee 10 birds to the hatch..  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00  per setting of 15.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. &A. M,    B. C, R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge meets    first   Friday in. each  month.    Visiting brethren  are cordially  invited to attend.  R. LAWREN.CE. Sec,  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets.on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend,'  R< S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,.. Union.  Meets' everv alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Coaibe, Scribe.  COME TO  The News Office  with    your  printing, Reasonable prices prevail  $3. . ��������� \j*t  A  General Banking Business  Transacted.  SAVINGS "BANK; DEPARTMENT..  Deposits, received  fropi $i.oq upwards  and   interest allowed..  ���������������������������o������������������  All business by mail carefully  and promptly attended tov  W. A. SPENCER,  Manager.  ���������: .a  . j  ���������'*������  '��������� t������  .mi  *  01  ,1  ui  VI

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